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CRAWFORDVILLE - Paul Porcher Keating Jr., 75, a self-employed civil engineer, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Florence "Flo" Keating. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Tampa and was a resident of Crawfordville for 10 years. A native of Florida, he moved to Madison, Miss., in 1978 and returned home to Florida in 1995. He was an avid Gator fan. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He also was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Paul P. Keating III (and wife Rita) of Denham Springs, La.; four daughters, Ann Ross (and husband Silas) and Susan Cannon (and husband Howard), both of Madison, Miss., Margaret Herren (and husband Steve) of Arlington, Texas, and Cynthia Brown (and husband Glenn) of Ovilla, Texas; a sister, Kathleen Yanks (and husband Joe) of Port Orange; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/10/2005.
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Erma Christine Key Keech, 79, a retired nurse technician for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Towne East Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309, or Towne East Baptist Church, 1055 Richview Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Towne East Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Whittington (and husband Benny) of Tallahassee; three sons, Edward "Max" Schweiger of West Germany, William "Monty" Keech (and wife Paula) of Wakulla County and Cary Keech of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/6/2003.
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Francis Yvonne Keet, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. She is survived by her mother, Mattie Lou James of Freeport. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529), with a private family burial later. Family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. She was a member of Greater Victory Church in Woodville. She had a great love for church and her dogs. Other survivors include two brothers, Tom and Kirmett, both of Sopchoppy; two sisters, Pat of Quincy and Sandra of Freeport; and a special aunt and uncle, Lee and Coy Alford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/4/2003.
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SOPCHOPPY - Edith B. Keller, 95, who retired as a computer operator for the state of Florida, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Joe Sidney Keller Jr. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Baker County, Ga., and was a member of Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Jackie Flowers, Joe Sidney Keller III and Bonnie Lewis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/26/2005.
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Malcolm Walter Kemp, 88, a geologist from Missouri City, Texas, died Saturday, April 5, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judith Monteen Henderson Kemp of Chattanooga, Tenn. The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the Chapel of the Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek in Sugar Land, Texas (281-565-5015), with burial at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born on Nov. 14, 1914, in Lake Worth, the son of the late Dr. Malcolm Thomas Kemp and Elizabeth May Brown Kemp. After serving in the Air Force during World War II, Malcolm studied geology at the University of Tennessee, receiving Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees. After 33 years of employment with Phillips Petroleum, he retired and pursued various hobbies including gardening and woodworking. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Elizabeth Kemp and Pamela Monteen Grafe; four grandchildren, Jayson Holley, Michael Grafe, Amy Grafe and Patrick Grafe; a brother, Bernard Kemp of Sopchoppy; and a sister, Eloise Strickland Sopchoppy. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Kemp and Bruce Kemp. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/8/2003.
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Annie Grace Kennedy, 86, who retired as an administrative assistant for the director of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850- 893-4177) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1086, Tallahassee, FL 32302. Annie Grace was born in Cairo, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was actively involved until her health would no longer allow it. She had been in the Altar Guild, the United Methodist Women and numerous circles, including Circle 12, and volunteered many hours in the church office. She was also a member of the Tallahassee Arts and Crafts Society. She loved painting, gardening and flowers. Annie Grace is survived by a daughter, Barbara K. Blowers of Tallahassee; a son, Bill Kennedy (and wife Ann) of Crawfordville; a brother, John Dollar of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Susan E. Blowers, Thomas L. "Tom" Kennedy and David J. Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/1/2006.
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WOODVILLE - James Ernest "Jim" Kennedy, 77, a retired U.S. Navy CSC, died Sunday, April 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Melba Kennedy. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Abbey Funeral Home chapel in Tallahassee (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1660 Maddy Lane, Keego-Harbor, MI. 48320. "Another chief has fallen." He received a National Defense Medal and two Good Conduct Medals. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and was in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Other survivors include a son, James Ernest Kennedy Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter, Brenda Taylor of North Charleston, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Becky Blackman of Woodville; two stepsons, Richard A. Blackman of Wakulla and Robert Blackman of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews including, Gene Kennedy of Nashville, Tenn., Junior Kennedy of Hampton, S.C., and Terry Kennedy of Pamplico, S.C. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/8/2003.
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Woodville - Melba Anderson Kennedy, 82, who had retired from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, died Monday, July 14, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Abbey Funeral Home chapel in Tallahassee (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Melba had lived her whole life in Leon County: 43 years in Tallahassee and the rest in Woodville. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodville, where she taught women's Sunday school class for many years. She was also a member of Winsome Sunday School Class at Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee. She was a past secretary for the Big Bend Unit of CCIWB. She and her husband were members of the Cross Trails Chapter Good Sam Club. She was also a charter member of VFW No. 4904 and a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter No. 1103. She is survived by two sons, Richard Blackman of Wakulla County and Robert Blackman of Woodville; a daughter, Becky Blackman of Woodville; three grandsons; a granddaughter; a brother, Maurice Anderson of Tallahassee; two sisters, Margaret Golden of Tallahassee and Betty Britt of Crawfordville; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Kennedy; her children's father, Clyde W. Blackman; and her second husband Herman L. Huth. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/17/2003.
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Rosemary Sunkel Kennedy, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 14, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert F. Kennedy. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, she was a member of the Women's Guild. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Women's Auxiliary and Leon County Family and Community Educators. Other survivors include three sons, John R. "Jack" Kennedy (and wife Kim) of Tallahassee, Mark A. Kennedy of Tallahassee and Kevin M. Kennedy (and wife Joyce) of Newberry; a daughter, Mary R. Kennedy of Crawfordville; a brother, Robert Sunkel of Paris, Ill.; a sister, Pauline Egan of Paris; three grandchildren, LaDonna, Robert and Karen; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/16/2003.
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Woodrow "Mr. Woody" Wilson Kenyon, 86, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005. A memorial service will be at 11:30 p.m. EST Friday at the First Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Mr. Woody was born in Barrington, N.Y., on May 2, 1919. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was married to his wife, Nellie, for 62 years and raised six children. He retired to Crawfordville 20 years ago, working several years at the local IGA. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Kenyon; four sons, Gary, John, Richard and Roger Kenyon; two daughters, Paula Hornsey and Joanne Steele; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/16/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Francis W. Kephart, 92, who retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Debra Nell Cemetery in Spring Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. He was born in Marshfield, Ore., and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1976. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He attended Central Baptist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Adele Lynne Reese of Crawfordville; four grandchildren, Debi Reese of Tallahassee and Tracy Reese, Leslie Gilmore and Kym Ryals, all of Crawfordville; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/11/2005
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CARRABELLE - Martha Lynn Harris Kersey, was born January 6, 1941 in Monticello to the late Evelyn and Waldo Harris. She died on Friday, June 8, 2007, at her home in Carrabelle at the age of 66. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at United Methodist Church, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Sunday at United Methodist Church. Kelley-Riley Funeral Home of Carrabelle (850-697-3366) is handling arrangements. Martha was a retired school teacher from the Franklin County School Board, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Sigma Sigma sorority, Garden Club, and United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, William Edward Kersey of Carrabelle; two children, George William Kersey (and Sheila) of Sopchoppy and Kimberly Wagner (and Walden) of Plant City; a brother, Curtis Harris; a sister, Judy Carney of Monticello; five grandchildren, George William Jr., Scott Edward Kersey, Gunnar Wagner, Elizabeth Hosmer, and Justin Kersey; and great-grandchild, Logan Emily Hosmer. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/10/2007.
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On June 19, 2007, my son David Samuel Kessler died. It is a very sad and tragic time for us. My most sincere thanks go to the many friends and acquaintances in Wakulla, Leon, and Sarasota counties. The expressions of sympathy and the messages that you are holding me and my family in your thoughts, prayers. and hearts have meant a lot. I also thank my colleagues at the Florida Association of Counties and the Small Counties Coalition for their expressions of sympathy. Howard Kessler Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/8/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Benjamin Kessler, 48, the owner of B.K. Computers, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Mr. Kessler was a native of New York and had been a resident of Crawfordville for seven years after moving from Lake Worth. He had been a music engineer in St. Louis and Manhattan, N.Y. Survivors include his parents, Milton and Sandra Kessler of Boynton Beach; two daughters, Chelsea Helyse Dix-Kessler and Rachel Anne Dix-Kessler; two stepchildren, Sarah Ellen Dix-Martin and Travis Raymond Dix-Martin; and two brothers, Cory Kessler of Coconut Creek and Glenn Kessler of Syracuse, N.Y. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/29/2004.
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Eno Alice Fox Ketchum, 98, died Monday, June 6, 2005, in Hosford. Private services at Williams Cemetery, near Dade City, are being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101; Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311; or a favorite charity. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. Eno Alice Fox Ketchum was born in New Orleans on March 22, 1907. She was the only child of Eno Alice Gaylean and John Fox, who raised thoroughbred horses for many years in Saratoga, N.Y. John Fox came out of early retirement and moved the family to Central Florida, where he went into the real-estate and citrus business in the Tampa-Dade City area. Alice's father was an early pioneer in education in Pasco County. The Fox home was a very active place, as many of the teachers lived in their home. Little Alice was surrounded by teachers who loved her and spent many hours with her. A community center located in Dade City was named Fox Hall, in honor of her father. After graduating from Dade City High School, Alice moved to Tallahassee to attend Florida State College for Women. It was there she met her future husband, James L. Ketchum, who had just graduated from Atlanta Business College. After her graduation in the summer of 1930, they were married, and he entered a 35-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. Alice was active in the Wives' Postal Auxiliary for many years. She was also secretary to the Senator LeRoy Collins while her husband served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Alice also volunteered at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as a Gray Lady in the early years of the hospital. She was active in Sunday school and Bible School at the First Baptist Church in Tallahassee and later became active in the Church of Christ in Zephyrhills, where her husband served as an elder. Alice was a charming and elegant lady who loved to entertain and was greatly admired by all who knew her. She loved playing bridge with her friends. She was very caring and loving to all of God's creatures and had a great love for all kinds of animals. She spent many hours nursing sick animals back to health. Her favorite T.V. programs were "Wild Kingdom" and "National Geographic." After her husband's retirement, Alice and James moved to Zephyrhills and remained active in civic affairs and volunteer work in the community. When their health began to fail, they returned to Tallahassee to live with their niece, Lillian De Long, and her husband, Richard. Eventually, Alice entered a local nursing home and later entered the private home of her devoted caregiver, Dorothy Holland of Hosford. She is survived by her devoted and beloved nieces, Lillian Ketchum De Long (and husband Richard) of Tallahassee and Betty Ketchum Gibbs Langston of Crawfordville. Other nieces include Mabel Fralick of Lamont and Christine Davis of Live Oak. Her great-nieces include Donna De Long Wolak of Tallahassee, Lisa Gibbs Garette of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Anne Messer of Lamont, Dianne Spooner of Thomasville, Ga., Debra Schiller of Atlanta, Cheryl Fralick of Tallahassee and Denise Grossi of Young Harris, Ga. Her great-nephews include Charles M. Ketchum and Terrance Fralick, both of Tallahassee. She also is survived by other great-great-nieces and -nephews and a host of close friends. Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James L. Ketchum. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/9/2005.
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Johine Dell Lynn Kiernan, 70, who was employed by the Department of Corporations, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or to a favorite charity. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Callahan Morgan of Tallahassee; two sons, Edward Earl Callahan and Ray Holmes Callahan, both of Tallahassee; two sisters, Bettie Jean Gentile (and husband Tony) of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and their children, David and Mike and Jane Lynn Taylor (and husband Jack) of Perry and their children, Shane and Tasha; a brother, Johinny Lynn (and wife Nancy) of Perry, and their daughter, Melissa; a granddaughter, Alisha Morgan of Tallahassee; and a special friend, George Koregay. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/15/2002.
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Carrabelle - Dorothy M. Kilbourn, 93, a homemaker, died Friday, June 6, 2003, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrabelle. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Kelley-Riley Funeral Home in Carrabelle (850-697-3366). She had been a longtime resident of Tallahassee before moving to Carrabelle in 1995. Survivors include a son, Lynn Kilbourn of Houston; a daughter, Terryss Kilbourn of Carrabelle; a sister-in-law, Ollie Harns of Sopchoppy; a brother-in-law, Max Kilbourn of Wewahitchka; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/8/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert J. "Pollock" Killion Sr., 60, who was a maintenance worker for Florida State University, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Killion. A memorial service will be at 7 a.m. EST Saturday at Shell Point Beach in Shell Point. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Lockport, N.Y., and was a resident of Crawfordville since 1974. He was a Navy veteran. Other survivors include a son, Robert J. Killion Jr. of Quincy; a daughter, Deise L. Stanley of Brunson, S.C.; a sister, Mary Ann Dicardo of Lockport; and four grandchildren, Paul Stanley, Philip Stanley, Kyle Killion and Haley Quick. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/12/2003.
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SHELL POINT - Charles Ernest "Chuck" King, 54, a computer network specialist who owned his own business, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Judi Bernard King. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. A gathering will be held at the house following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Apalachee Bay Fire and Rescue Department, 1448 Shell Point Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born in Texas and had been a resident of Shell Point since 1993, coming from Nashville, Tenn. He is also survived by a sister, Teena King of Cooksville, Tenn.; his mother-in-law, Ruth Bernard of Valdosta, Ga.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Debbie and Jerry Corbett of Lake Park, Ga., Duane and Anne Dodson of Albany, Ga., Peggy and Jim Faulk of Kennesaw, Ga., and Louis and Karen Bernard of Albany; many adoring nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/16/2007.
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James McAllister "Mac" King, 55, of Mysterious Waters in Crawfordville died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, April 30, at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge at the lighthouse. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to a hospice. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. A native of Albany, Ga., he had lived in Wakulla County for 30 years. He was a construction administrator with expertise in all areas of residential, commercial and industrial building. He journeyed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and made lifelong friends in every port. A skilled and passionate fisherman, he was a hunter, certified diver, sailor and a pirate born 200 years too late. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Stacie M. Phillips; a daughter, Summer Mariah King Deason of Brunswick, Ga.; a son, Ryan McAllister King of Mysterious Waters; two brothers, Charles King of Brunswick, Ga., and Jim Reeder of Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Sally Brown of Midland, Mich,. and Lane Reeder of Ponte Vedra; several nieces and nephews, including Danielle Rosero and Alec Schoengrund, both of Ponte Vedra; an aunt and uncle, Nancy and Jack Torbett of St. Simons Island, Ga.; and many loving friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2007.
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Thomas "Chip" Newton Kinnebrew III, 53, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Ga. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 20, at Wildwood Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of Ox Bottom Road and Meridian Road. Roswell Funeral Home (770-993-4811 www.roswellfuneralhome.com) is handling arrangements. Chip was born in Jacksonville on August 26, 1953. He was the son of the late Thomas Kinnebrew as well as his surviving mother, Mary Kinnebrew. He attended Leon High School and later graduated from FSU with a B.S. in Nursing, as well as having earned master's degrees in Business Administration and Health Sciences from the University of Florida. He married Ann Parker of Tallahassee in 1979 and has four daughters. They were married for 27 years. At the time of his death, Tom was CEO of Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Ann Kinnebrew of Helena, Ark.; four daughters, Abigail Elaine Kinnebrew, Gwendylon Lee Kinnebrew, Alison Ann Kinnebrew and Kelsey Lynn Kinnebrew; his mother, Mary Lee Kinnebrew of Tallahassee; two sisters, Kathi Acker (and husband Todd) of Crawfordville and Marilee Smith (and husband Bob) of Tallahassee; and a nephew, Scott Kinnebrew (and wife Erica) of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/13/2007.
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WOODVILLE - Philip Brett Kinsey, 44, the owner of Kinsey Alignment and Brake Service, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Connie Kinsey. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at the funeral home. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Tallahassee area. He was a class of 1979 graduate of Lincoln High School and a member of Towne East Baptist Church. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather and was a longtime member of Southern Spice Band. Other survivors include his son, Phillip Jason Kinsey (and wife Toya) of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Aaron and Riley Kinsey of Tallahassee; his mother, Lila Myrl Kinsey of Tallahassee; a brother, Don Kinsey (and wife Linda); a nephew, Troy Kinsey (and family, wife Robyn and children Chelsey, Ivy and Terry Lee) of Tallahassee; a sister, Pat McGinnis (and husband Harry); three nieces, Erika Sewell (and husband Tony) and Alisha and Rachel McGinnis, all of Atlanta; his mother- and father-in-law, Larry and Annie Black of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Karen Shepherd (and husband Warren); two nephews, Will and Warren of Crawfordville; a sister-in-law, Sharon Laramore; niece and nephew, Mallory and Jeffery of Marianna; and many, many friends and other family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Kinsey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/23/2005.
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BLOUNTSTOWN - Ida Mildred Kirkland, 71, a retired admissions director, died Monday, March 5, 2007. The service will be at 10 a.m. CST Saturday at Blountstown Church of the Nazarene, with burial at Nettle Ridge Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST Friday at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (850-674-2266). She was a faithful member of the Blountstown Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years, She is survived by her son and future daughter-in-law, Kenneth Kirkland of Blountstown and Sandra Litts of Panama City; a daughter, Pam Edenfield (and husband Lamar) of Blountstown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Goodman of Crawfordville, Dora Kirkland (and husband Otis E.) of Cottonwood, Ala., and Artie Gay (and husband Roy) of White City; two brothers-in-law, Frank Smith and Leonard Kirkland, both of Blountstown; four sisters-in-law, Vonnie Sellers, Nora Deese, Estelle Kirkland and Alma Kirkland, all of Blountstown; and several dear nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/8/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Willena Gail Kirkland, 67, who retired as a registered nurse from Bay County Medical Center in Panama City, died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or The Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317. She had been a resident of Florida for 40 years, moving here from Texas. She was a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and a dear friend. She is survived by two daughters, Paula Crosby (and husband Jerry) of Woodville and Shelly Johnson of Crawfordville; a brother, Jerry Plemons of Waco, Texas; a son-in-law, Mitchell Guthrie of Woodville; four grandchildren, Lauren Hughes (and husband David), James Crosby, Michael Johnson and Jordan Guthrie. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Guthrie. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/18/2004.
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LIVE OAK - Annette Holton Kitchens, 70, died Jan. 23 at Crawfordville, Fla. She was a native of Emanuel County and had worked as a volunteer at the Wakulla Manor Nursing Home for many years. She was a member of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church. SURVIVORS: her husband, E. Lamar Kitchens of Live Oak, Fla.; two daughters, Brenda Greene of Shell Point, Fla., and Theresa A. Kitchens of Tallahassee, Fla.; a son, A. Louie Kitchens of Tallahassee, Fla.; her mother-in-law, Thelma Kitchens of Swainsboro, Ga.; a sister, Yvonne Prescott of Dunnellon, Fla., and five grandchildren. VISITATION: will be at the home of Thelma Kitchens, 311 Lewis St. after the service. MEMORIAL SERVICE: at 2 p.m. Sunday at Peebles-Curry-Durden in Swainsboro. REMEMBRANCES: Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla., 32308-5862.Web posted Saturday, January 29, 2000 Savannah Morning News on the Web.
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Rodney Lee Kleppey, 68, who retired from the Department of Justice-Bureau of Prisons in 1984, with 33 years of service with the federal government, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lee Kleppey. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon EST Tuesday until the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Elder Care Services, 2518 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304; Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; or Alzheimer's Project of Tallahassee, 1700 Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Born in Eugene, Ore., on Dec. 28, 1933, he lived in Tallahassee since the late 1940s. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Oriskany, and was a Korean War veteran and was awarded the national defense, good conduct, China service, Korean service, United Nations medals and expert rifleman ribbon. Other survivors include a son, Ernest N. Kleppey II of Crawfordville; two daughters, Sharon Thaxton (and husband Dennis) of Havana and Sandy Spiro (and husband Ken) of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Clint Thaxton, Matt Thaxton, Jessica Spiro, Pat Spiro and Drew Spiro. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/9/2002
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Velma Parrott Knight, 90, died Thursday, June 10, 2004. The service will be at noon EDT Monday at the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Light Baptist Church, 3415 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311. She was a native of Nowata, Okla., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1940. She was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church and retired after many years with Tom Brown Cleaners. She is survived by a son, Lamar Knight of Carlisle, Pa.; two daughters, Carolyn Pelt of Crawfordville and Patty Albright of Montgomery, Ala.; a brother, Odis Parrott of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Della Sanders of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Fred Knight, and a daughter, Catherine Alley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/12/2004.
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Mary E. Knott, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. A memorial service is planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Milford, N.Y. She attended Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Kenneth Knott of Oneonta, N.Y.; two daughters, Judith Crabtree of Tallahassee and Pamela Wiedeman (and husband Steve) of Maryland, N.Y.; a sister, Helen Carley of Milford; a sister-in-law, Marian Martin of Crawfordville; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/18/2007.
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ST. MARKS - Alfred Knowles, 72, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Crawfordville. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Alice Knowles. Services are planned at the Wakulla River. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. A native of Georgia, he had lived in Wakulla County for 31 years. He was a carpenter and served our country during the Korean War. Other survivors include two daughters, Latrell Sessions (and husband Barnard) of St. Marks and Mickey Bailey (and husband Charlie) of Lakeland, Ga.; his mother, Julia Chism of Bushnell; a sister, Barbara Sartin (and husband Jim) of Dade City; 11 grandchildren, including Chris and Rebecca Hewett and Donna and Bill Morgan; and 32 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/2/2006.
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Tallahassee - Elizabeth Rehwinkel Knowles, 82, a bookkeeper for Courtesy Oldsmobile and Capital Lincoln Mercury, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Abbey Funeral Home chapel in Tallahassee (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Knowles was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a Leon High School band parent, a Cub Scout den mother and and avid FSU football fan. She was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara J. Knowles of Tallahassee; a son, Paul Knowles of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Craig Townsend of Jacksonville and Lauren Knowles of Tallahassee; a brother, Carl H. Rehwinkel of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law, Doc Knowles of Grand Ridge, Mo.; and two sisters, Eunice Scott of Jacksonville and Ida Frances Boatwright of Crawfordville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Knowles, and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/4/2002 - 10/5/2002.
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Louise Cone Knowles, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Lakeview Baptist Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Bevis Funeral Home 385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a native of Avon Park and moved from Thomasville, Ga. to Tallahassee in 1960. She was the owner and operator of the Glenview Inn and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Knowles Suber (and husband Calvin Quincy Suber) and Bonnie Knowles Cox (and husband Joe Earl Cox) all of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Tonya Suber Duncan (and husband Bruce Duncan) of Crawfordville, Lisa Suber Munroe (and husband Ray Munroe Jr.) of Tallahassee, Tracy Suber Holcomb (and husband Kenny Holcomb) of Crawfordville, Joseph Brian Cox and Patty Harris and Bradley Aaron Cox all of Tallahassee; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Duncan, Logan Holcomb and Laurelee Holcomb, all of Crawfordville, and Laura Munroe of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/13/2003.
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Maree Johnson Koch, 58, a paralegal for Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A., died Wednesday, March 2, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Evangel Assembly of God, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Maree was born in Grady County, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Evangel Assembly of God, where she was actively involved with church dramas and the music department. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband, Peter Koch; a son, Donald "Big Woody Hayes" Pelt (and wife Jamie) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Alison Allen (and husband Kevin) of Tallahassee and Helen Cochran (and husband James) of Crawfordville; two sisters, Gavis Solecki of Monticello and Virginia Denmark of Tallahassee; and five grandchildren, Edrie Allen, Chance Allen, Devin Allen, Jeremy Cochran and Danielle Cochran. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/4/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alice Shumard Kramer, 85, a retired school teacher who had worked for Lee County School System for more than 20 years, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Born in Sapulpa, Okla., she was a resident of Crawfordville for five years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and she graduated from Auburn University in 1964. Her hobby was cabinet making. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn K. Turkington of Crawfordville; her son, Gordon H. Kramer of Tulsa, Okla; three grandchildren, Ross H. Peterson of West Palm Beach, Gordon Kramer and Cecilia Kramer, both of Louisiana. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/27/2002.
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SMITH CREEK - Clyde Randolph Kyle, 77, a retired beekeeper, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Chason Kyle. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Mount Elon Baptist Church in Smith Creek, with burial at Smith Creek Community Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Smith Creek, he was born Sept. 19, 1926. He was a Navy veteran and served eight years as a Wakulla County commissioner. He was a member of Mount Elon Baptist Church. Other survivors include a son, Clint Kyle (and wife Bonny); two daughters, Beth Kyle Jones (and husband Henry) and Robin Kyle Holt (and husband Mark); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Thomas and Mavis Langston. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/6/2003.
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SMITH CREEK - J.C. Kyle, 82, a retired beekeeper, died Saturday, May 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Helen F. Kyle. The service will be at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with a private burial later at Smith Creek Cemetery in Smith Creek. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Wakulla County School Board member and served as chairman for five years. He was also a member of Mount Elon Baptist Church. Other survivors include two daughters, Vicky Kyle of Tallahassee and Lora Martin (and husband Larry) of LaVergne, Tenn.; a sister, Lois Martin of Tallahassee; four granddaughters; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/9/2005.
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