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Juliana Hope LaCross, an infant, died Monday, April 28, 2003, in Fort Lewis, Wa. She is survived by her parents, Judith Lynn Havrilak LaCross and Anthony LaCross of Port Orchard, Wash., and formerly of Tallahassee. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. PDT Sunday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Port Orchard. Rills Funeral Home Chapel in Port Orchard (260-876-4405) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include two brothers, John LaCross of Poulsbo, Wash,. and Lawrence LaCross of Port Orchard; two sisters, Tonette Lynn LaCross and Christiana-Rose LaCross, both of Port Orchard; a sister-in-law, Stacy LaCross of Poulsbo; a nephew, Michael Anthony LaCross of Poulsbo; her grandmother, Joyce LaCross of Sault Ste Marie Michigan; three uncles of Michigan and an uncle, John L. Havrilak of Panacea; four aunts, Jerrilou Magnes, Rosemary Havrilak and Doris Baranik, all of Tallahassee, and Dannice Chester of Crawfordville; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert, Mark, David, Sarah and Mary Lacross. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/3/2003.
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WAKULLA - Marie Howell Ladd, 66, who retired from the Florida Department of Revenue, Ad Valorem Tax Unit, died Monday, June 27, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph "Joe" Ladd. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the National Hemophilia Foundation, 116 W. 32nd St., 11th floor, New York, NY 10001, or call (212) 328-3700. She was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and later moved to Florida. She was a member of the Wakulla United Methodist Church and the former owner of Old Fort Florist. Other survivors include four daughters and sons, Lisa Ladd Mobley (and husband William "Red") and Leslie Ladd Alford (and husband Michael), both of Wakulla, Lori Ladd Cole (and husband Sam) of Fort White and Leigh Ladd Lashley (and husband Jeff) of Crawfordville; five granddaughters, Allison Grace, Sarah Marie and Maegan Joyce Cole and Courtney Danielle "Dani" and Mikayla Sue Alford; two grandsons, William Addison Mobley and Caleb James Lashley; two sisters, Lillie Mae Stout of Fairmount, Ind., and Anna Grace Trammell of Columbus, Ga.; a brother, William Clifford Howell of Faceville, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/29/2005.
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William E. "Bill" Laird, 89, a World War II survivor of Pearl Harbor who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Bill was a native of Potwin, Kan., and had lived in Tallahassee for 35 years. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Robert M. Laird (and wife Cindy) of Tyler, Texas; two daughters, Paulette Thompson (and husband Larry) of Sopchoppy and Christa Frankel (and husband Spencer) of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Emory Laird (and wife Winnie) and Edward Laird; two sisters, Mary Whaley and Annie Lawson; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/8/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Clyde Charles Lamb, 82, who retired from Dyer Riddle Mills and Precourt in Orlando and was a surveyor, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Edna Edith Lamb. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Lamb was born in Bowling Green, Fla., and had been a resident of Crawfordville for 18 years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by two sons, Owen Kendall of Orlando and Jerry Kendall of Geneva, Fla.; two daughters, Geneva Kendall of Jacksonville and Diane Jones of Elkridge, Md.; a brother, Henry Clayton Lamb of Seward, Pa.; a sister, Eva Mae Thomas of Lakeland; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/5/2007.
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Evelyn Johnson Lamb, 87, a homemaker, died Monday, May 29, 2006. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2125 Keith St., with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother's Board and sang in Choir No. 2. Survivors include four daughters, Allene J. Baldwin, Mary J. Hawkins, Mildred J. Hayes (and Johnny) and Jennie J. Williams (and Robin), all of Tallahassee; seven sons, Elder John Johnson (and Christine) of Crawfordville, J.T. Johnson, James Johnson, Troy Johnson and Dandy Johnson, all of Tallahassee, William Johnson of Gainesville and Andy Johnson of Marianna; 57 grandchildren; 104 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Green of St. Augustine and Moses Green of Bainbridge, Ga.; a sister, Rebecca G. Perry of Bainbridge; a host of relatives and sorrowing friends; and a special friend to the family, Jenny Padden of Ocala. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Howard Baldwin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/1/2006.
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Joseph Lambert, 74, a retired senior manager for the state of Florida, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Hospice House. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, LaVerne Lambert. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, with burial following in the church Memorial Garden. Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church parish hall. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 815 Piedmont Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, Joe was one of nine children of a Tallahassee pioneer family, Gertrude Odom Lambert and Miles L. Lambert. He graduated from Leon High School and attended Florida State University. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during the Korean War. He retired from the State of Florida as a senior manager, after 34-and-a-half years of service with the Florida Park Board, the Division of Corrections, the Division of Retardation in Marianna, the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and with the Department of Insurance. An avid outdoorsman, Joe enjoyed camping with his family, fishing, boating, hiking, gardening and attending Florida State Seminole football games. He enjoyed helping friends who aspired to political office. He loved cooking for his family and friends at his home and in campsites everywhere. He loved the trails of the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge and of the North Carolina Mountains; the shores of Carrabelle Beach, Cape San Blas and St. George Island; building paths; planting, mowing, trimming and tending his garden; filling the bird feeders; and listening to music on his CD player; relaxing on his back porch;and keeping his car on full, ready for a short visit or a lengthy adventure at a moment's notice. He served several terms as a vestryman of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church and was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in later years. Other survivors include five loving daughters, Jessica Lambert Godwin (and husband Fred); Melissa Lambert Krell (and husband Buddy); and Amanda Lambert Evans (and husband Douglas), all of Tallahassee; Kay Williams Garcia of Roanoke, Va.; and Valerie Williams McNeese (and husband Dale) of Bayfield, Colo. He is survived by a brother, William Odom Lambert (and wife Azelle) of St. Marks; three sisters, Mary Lambert Harrington and Martha Lambert Turner, both of Tallahassee, and Grace Lambert Strohman (and husband Patrick) of Gainesville; seven grandsons, Brandon Jones (and wife Dana), Cameron Stephenson, Travis Krell, Adam Krell, Stephen McNeese, William Garcia and Trevor Evans; two granddaughters, Cathleen Garcia and Nikki McNeese; two great-grandsons, Taylor Jones and Tanner Jones; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members, including Ethel Lewis of Panama City and daughter Diana Ledbetter (and husband Tony) of Havana and Sam and Clara Whitehurst of Franklin, N.C. He was preceded in death by Jessica Chaires Lambert, mother of Jessie, Melissa and Amanda; his parents; three brothers, Miles Junior, Luther and Robert; and a sister, Loma Lambert. The family expresses its profound gratitude to Drs. Terrence McCoy, Dan Davis, Philip Sharp, Galt Allee, Gregg Alexander and David Saint and their loving staff members; the gentle staff of Big Bend Hospice; and to the multitude of medical and health professionals who had ministered to him, his family and friends during Joe's illness. Most especially, they offer their deepest appreciation for the overwhelmingly generous spiritual guidance and love poured upon Joe and his family by Father Bob Coon and Mother Travis Boline of the Episcopal Church of the Advent; the Advent Church family; and for the innumerable friends who have been by their sides, providing the meals, visits, flowers, cards, letters, e-mails, and phone calls. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/15/2005.
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Maxine Pelt Lambeth, 67, who retired as a bookkeeper at Capital City Bank, died Friday, April 8, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Ray Lambeth. Private services were Saturday at Pelt Cemetery in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research, 2221 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo, CA 90245, or call (877) 272-6226, or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Wakulla County and was a Baptist. Other survivors include four daughters, Donna Watson Guzik (and husband Mike) of Tuscan, Ariz., and Cynthia Hodges, Martha Jenkins and Gina Lewis (and husband Chris), all of Tallahassee; a brother, Randal Pelt of Crawfordville; two sisters, Janice Brown and Sharol Brown, both of Crawfordville; six grandchildren, Shana Watson Garrett (and husband Bob), Dovie Watson, Tiffany Jenkins, Reta Hodges, Christopher Lewis and Brittany Lewis; and two great-grandchildren, Carson Garrett and Ellie Hodges. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/10/2005 - 4/12/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE ? Cheryl Jean Lamendola, 40, who owned a carpet installing business, died Monday, November 12, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 15, at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EST Wednesday Nov. 14, at the funeral home. She was born in Killeen, Texas, and had lived in Crawfordville most of her life. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Mark Lamendola of Crawfordville (but they were together for 25 years); her daughter, Danielle Lamendola of Crawfordville; her father, Steven Balchuck (and wife Lynna) of Crawfordville; her mother, Barbara J. Hard (and husband Earnest) of Crawfordville; three sisters, Kelly M. Brown of Texas, Carrie A. Roberts of Crawfordville, and Jessica Golden of Tallahassee; and many family members and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/13/2007.
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Judith Rae Ledwell Lamy 60, of Beverly Hills, Fla., died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Citrus Memorial Hospital under Hospice care. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crawfordville, with burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Harvey Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). A memorial mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs at a a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Judy Lamy Memorial Fund C/O Wakulla Bank, P.O. Box 610, Crawfordville, FL 32326. She was born Aug. 6, 1947, in St. Petersburg. Judy moved to Beverly Hills from St. Petersburg in 1982, and was co-owner and operator with her husband, Dudley Lamy of Lamy's Radiator and Auto Air in Beverly Hills for the past 25 years. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Catholic Church of Citrus Springs. She was a part in the first graduating class of 1965, from Notre Dame high school of St. Petersburg, and attended Notre Dame College of Baltimore, Md. Judy was previously employed and retired from GTE telephone Company of St. Petersburg, and was also employed at Lamy's Radiator Service from 1972 to 1982, and at that time the only Radiator bench repairwoman in the six southeastern United States. She was an avid bass fisherwoman and was widely known to out fish her husband Dudley all the time. They co-produced the only Citrus County fishing map of Lake Rousseau, Rainbow River, Lake Panasoffkee, and the entire length of the Withlacoochee River from Dunnellon to Nobelton. Judy was an accomplished photojournalist. She loved gardening and spending as much time in the Florida sun as possible. She loved all animals and was also known for her Boxer dogs. Judy was an extremely talented artist and accomplished wood carver. She could sing you a complete song, jingle or hymn from memory. She loved the smell of fresh cut grass and something as simple as a hot shower. She was an avid football fan. Judy will be remembered as a thoughtful and generous spirit, who always gave of herself to others. She will be lovingly missed by all those lives she has touched. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Dudley; brothers, Robert Newell Ledwell of St. Petersburg, and Richard Ledwell of Erie, Pa; her devoted mother-in-law, Theresa Doris Lamy; sister-in-laws, JoAnn Daniels (and husband Lloyd) of Crawfordville, Debra Diligio (and husband Lorenzo) of Spring Hill, and Blanche Jarvis of Dunedin; brothers-in-law, David Lamy (and wife Norma) and Joseph Lamy of St. Petersburg. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Mary Browning Ledwell of St. Petersburg, former1y of St. Mary Ken., and father, William Newell Ledwell St; Petersburg, formerly of North Carolina. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/2/2007.
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James A. Land, 83, a truck driver who had worked for North Florida Transport for 30 years, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday 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. EST Monday at the funeral home. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and enjoyed camping and fishing. He is survived by two sons, James M. Land of Tallahassee and Gary E. Land of Tallahassee; two daughters, June Andrews of Georgia and Sandra Meador of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Nell Swain of Perry; and a devoted niece, April Roberts (and husband Wayne) of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/8/2002
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PANACEA - Captain Edward A. Lane Jr., USN Retired, 88, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at his home on the Ochlockonee Bay in Panacea while under hospice care. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances Batton Lane, originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, and currently residing in Panacea. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Captain Lane's memory may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Edward was born in Washington, D.C., in 1918 and graduated from the New York State Maritime Academy. He was commissioned in the Merchant Marine prior to World War II. His initial assignment as a Merchant Marine officer was in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he met and married Frances. As a Navy reserve officer, he was called to active duty at the advent of World War II and retired from the Navy after a long and distinguished career. He later attended Cornell University. In his long Navy career, he served in numerous combat operations in the Pacific, including amphibious assaults at Tarawa, Okinawa, and the battle of the Leyte Gulf. He also served in the Korean War, participating in amphibious landings at Wonsan and Iwon and the evacuation of Hungnam. He also served in the Vietnam War, participating in seven combat amphibious operations off the Republic of Vietnam as Commander of an amphibious group. He earned many combat decorations for his actions during these wars. After retirement from the Navy, he served in the Merchant Marine, eventually retiring to Quincy, Fla., and subsequently, Panacea, Fla. Other survivors include three sons, Deder Lane of Tallahassee, Edward Lane of Richmond, Va., and Stephen Lane of Panacea; two daughters, Katherine Little of Richmond and Barbara Thompson of Tallahassee; two sisters, Katherine Hall of Madisonville, Ky., and Constance Debus of Richmond, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. With his passing, another member of what Tom Brokaw called the "Greatest Generation" is now gone and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/18/2007.
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WAKULLA STATION - Curtis Lynwood Langston, 71, a retired McKenzie Tank Lines truck driver, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ann Langston. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Woodville First Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. The viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Curtis was born in Smith Creek and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a charter member of Wakulla Station First Baptist Church. He is survived by one son, William Allen Langston of Wakulla Station; two daughters, Lisa Ann Stevens (and husband Wayne) and Laura Michelle Skipper (and husband Tim), both of Wakulla Station; one brother, Calvin C. Langston (and wife June) of Smith Creek; four grandchildren, Sarah and Cody Stevens, Haley Peavy and Harley Skipper; one stepgrandchild, Tyler Skipper; one niece; and four nephews. He is preceded in death by a son, Ken Langston, and his parents, Hamp and Nellie Langston. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/10/2006.
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BAINBRIDGE - Dewey Maximo "Max" Langston, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Stephen L. Webb, Tommy Fussell and Donna Sue Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Oak City Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ivey Funeral Home (229-246-3232 orwww.iveyfuneral.com). Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 541, Bainbridge, GA 39818, or Bainbridge-Decatur Co. YMCA, 1818 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA 39819. Mr. Langston was born April 11, 1916, in Smith Creek, the son of James E. and Gertrude Langston. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville. He was president and CEO of Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Bainbridge Inc. until his retirement in 1999. He was the founder and former CEO of Pepi Foods and served on the Board of Directors of Southeast Canners Inc. He was past president of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, was Man of the Year in 1968, a member of the Georgia Soft Drink Association and formerly served on the boards of directors of the YMCA and the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Survivors include his wife, Sophia Langston; two daughters, Nancy L. Gray and Maria Hodges, both of Bainbridge; a brother, Jimmy Langston of Smith Creek; four sisters, Marguerite Ward of Pascagoula, Miss., and Janie Harrell, Thelma Grimes and June Langston, all of Smith Creek; seven grandchildren, Robert Dewey Langston Jr., Angela Gray Strickland, Nicholas Hodges and Bert Gray, all of Bainbridge, Ronald David Langston of Sunrise, Fred Gray of Climax, Ga., and Jeff Gray of Santa Rosa Beach; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth McDonald Langston, and a son, Robert Dewey Langston. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2004.
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Floreine Ashmore Langston, 88, a retired nurse, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. EDT Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at West Sopchoppy cemetery, in Sopchoppy. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Tallahassee, 1700 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Floreine was a longtime resident of Tallahassee and a veteran of World War II, serving as a lieutenant in the Army nurse corps. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Survivors include her son, Peter F. Marshall (and daughter-in-law Suzanne) of DeLand; two sisters, Newlin Nevis of Gainesville and Sheryl Ferrell of Crawfordville; a brother, Enwood Ashmore of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Russell Mills of Gainesville, Wesley Marshall of Tampa and Matthew Marshall of Atlanta; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/26/2006.
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Gordon Clay Langston, 44, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007. He is survived by his mother, Marguerite B. Langston of Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Seminole Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT Friday at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193). In lieu of flowers, memorial contribtions may be made to Seminole Baptist Building Fund, 2280 Mission Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303. He was a native and lifelong resident of Tallahassee. Mr. Langston was a service technician for Mays-Munroe Appliance. A NASCAR and Dale Jr. fan, he was also an avid Florida State football fan. He was a graduate of Florida High School and a member of First Baptist Church. Other survivors include two sisters, Dianne Langston of Tallahassee and Cheryl Savoie (and husband Randy) of Chauvin, La.; two brothers, Howard "JR" Langston (and wife Peggy) of Tallahassee and Brent Langston (and wife Linda) of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in 1979 by his father, Howard Langston Sr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/18/2007.
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SMITH CREEK - Ira Lee Langston Jr., 71, who retired as a construction electrician, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Langston. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Elon Baptist Church, with burial at Smith Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the River of Life Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 429, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. He was born in Smith Creek. He was a charter member of IBEW Local 1965 Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Baptist. Other survivors include a daughter, Michele Langston of Tallahassee; a brother, Terry Langston of Tallahassee; and two sisters, Consuela Wilson of Smith Creek and Levita Faircloth of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/15/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Otis L. "Art" Langston, 68, who retired as the owner of A&B Electrical Services, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Ramona C. Langston. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at Friendship cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund, 165 Friendship Church Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was a lifetime resident of Wakulla County and a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart. Other survivors include two sons, Glenn Williams and James Langston, both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Julie Langston of Crawfordville and Jennifer Langston Stephens of Gadsden, Ala.; three grandchildren; a brother, Wayne B. Langston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/8/2005.
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Robert L. Langston, 79, a brick mason, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna (Greene) Langston of Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mount Elon Church, with burial at Mount Elon Cemetery. Friends are invited to a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today, Oct. 26, at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518). Mr. Langston was a Veteran of the Merchant Marines and an avid Fiddle player. He played locally everywhere and was enjoyed by many. Other survivors include two sons, Bill "Willy" Langston and David Langston, both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Kay Wilson of Tallahassee; a brother, Douglas and his wife Margie of Charleston, S.C.; four grandsons; and a great granddaughter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/26/2007.
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PANACEA - Margaret Louise "Baby Sue" Lara, 55, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 4 p.m. EDT today at the home of Charles Metcalf, 5658 Nichols Road, Otter Creek. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. A lifelong resident of Panacea, she attended Panacea Congregational Holiness Church. Survivors include two sons, Monty Metcalf (and wife Krista) and Jimmy Wynne (and wife Gina), both of Panacea; a daughter, Louisa "Lisa" Smith of Crawfordville; two brothers, Ronnie Metcalf and Leon Metcalf, both of Panacea; four sisters, Joyce Ashburn and Brenda Qualls, both of Crawfordville, and Janie Robb and Cindy Bradford, both of Panacea; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/6/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alice K. LaSalle, 54, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Efrain LaSalle. The memorial service will be 9 a.m. EST Saturday, at Crawfordville Baptist Church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Litchfield, Ill., and had been a resident of the Tallahassee area since 1977. She had been the owner/operator of North Florida Claims and retired from Nationwide Insurance Company after 23 years of service. She was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church. Other survivors include a son, Dominic Ferrari (and wife Shelley) of St. Augustine; her step mother, Katherine Woods of Crawfordville; two brothers, Steven Woods and Duane Woods, both of Crawfordville; and two sisters, Carol Vice of Carrabelle and Gloria Cornelius of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/23/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Howard Donald "H.D." Lawhon, 80, a retired minister, died Monday, June 13, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Miller Lawhon. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Aaran Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850- 926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Riversink Baptist Church Building Fund, 803 Crawfordville Highway., Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was a U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran. He was the previous owner and operator of Lawhon's Paint and Body Shop. He also was pastor at Riversink Baptist Church, Crawfordville First Baptist Church, Hayward Cates Baptist Church, Ochlockonee Bay Baptist Church, Woodville First Baptist Church and many other area churches. He was a member of Riversink Baptist Church. Other survivors include three sons, Dale Lawhon and Wayde Lawhon, both of Tallahassee, and Glenn Miller (and wife Martha) of Thomasville, Ga.; five daughters, Sherry Gordon (and husband Denny), Anita O'Connor (and husband Donald) and Nelda Neff (and husband Robert), all of Tallahassee, and Lillian Franklin (and husband James) and Gloria Rae Williams (and husband Ray), both of Crawfordville; a brother, Floyd Lawhon of Lakeland; a sister, Mary Ellen Reeves of Crawfordville; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/15/2005.
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Morris W. Lawhon, 83, died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at his home from Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dot Lawhon. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Aaran Cemetery in Wakulla County. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. EDT until the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Mr. Lawhon was a native of Panacea and a lifelong resident of the Wakulla/Leon County area. He retired after 32 years as a supervisor with the maintenance department at Florida State University. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. He also attended Lakeview Baptist in Tallahassee. Other survivors include two daughters, Linda McNeil and Pat Register (and husband Roger), both of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Todd McNeil (and wife Beth) of Tallahassee and Dana DeCarlo (and husband Paul) of Birmingham, Ala.; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Anna McNeil. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola Lawhon; four brothers, Guy Lawhon, Hallie Lawhon, John Lawhon and Frank Lawhon; and four sisters, Blanche Hughes, Mabel Frohock Pelt, Catherine Kuhn and Loretta Dowden Chason. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/2/2007.
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WOODVILLE - Robert W. "Cotton" Lawhon, 86, a postal employee, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at First Baptist Church of Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to the TMH Foundation - Parkinson's Disease, 1331 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Lawhon retired after 39 years of service for the U.S. Postal Service. He attended Woodville United Methodist Church and was an avid turkey hunter and fisherman. He was also a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Pigott, Gail Mathers and Stacy Small; two sons, Bobby and Preston Pigott; a brother, Fred Lawhon; a host of granddaughters; a grandson; a great-grandson; and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Lawhon. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/18/2005.
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CAIRO - Mildred Sellers Lawrence, 64, died Monday, March 1, 2004. The service will be at 1 p.m. today at Long Branch Baptist Church in Cairo, with burial at the church cemetery. The Revs. Gus Turner and Gerald Horne will officiate. Heritage Funeral Home (229-377-2112) is handling arrangements. Survivors include her husband, Robert Harvey Lawrence; her children, Curtis Dorman of Cairo, Marty Dorman (and wife Janet) of Whigham, Ga., Debra Prince (and husband Benney) of Cairo and Debra Harrison of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren, Danielle Harrison of Tallahassee, Chasity Harrison of Crawfordville, Christy Prince, Amanda Dorman and Valerie Glover, all of Cairo, Jodi Dorman of Pelham, Ga., Haiylee Prince of Cairo, and Kateland Dorman and Matthew Dorman, both of Whigham; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jessie Sellers Jr. of Attapulgus, Ga., and James Buford Sellers of Cairo; and a sister, Margaret Holley of Florida. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/2/2004 - 3/3/2004.
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LAKE CITY - Colton Camburn Lear, 3, died Friday, July 29, 2005, after a two-year battle with rare brain cancer. Private services will be held. Dees Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (386-961-9500) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, University of Florida Health Science Center, Attn: E. Bedell, P.O. Box 103560, Gainesville, FL 32610. He passed away quietly at home in his mother's arms, surrounded by his family. Colton was a lifelong resident of Lake City and a member of Melody Christian Center church in Live Oak. He was an amazing little boy with a fighting spirit. He loved spending time with his older sister, doing anything that she wanted to do. His favorite hobbies were swimming, being a cowboy and anything to do with sharks, and he loved to go fishing with his Daddy. Colton is survived by his parents, John C. Lear III and Michelle Collier Lear; his sister, Cassidy Cheyenne Lear; his paternal grandparents, John C. Lear Jr. and Jean A. Lear of Lake City; his paternal great-grandmother, Alice Nicholson of Lake City; his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Sylvia Collier of Tallahassee; his maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Collier (and husband Wilbur) of Hilton Head, S.C.; his aunts, Kathy "Meme" Duncan of Wellborn, Debbi Pierotti and Cindy Herring, both of Crawfordville, and Alison Collier of Tallahassee; his uncle, Jerad Collier of Tallahassee; and numerous other family members and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/1/2005.
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ST. MARKS - Rodney Emile Leclere, 75, died Thursday, July 13, 2006. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. EDT Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. Rodney was born Nov. 24, 1930, in New Orleans. He retired from Murphy Oil. Survivors include four stepchildren and two brothers. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/18/2006.
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Edna Eubanks Lee, 95, died Saturday, May 10, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woman's Club of Tallahassee's Restoration Fund or the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee. She moved to Tampa from her birthplace of Pittsboro, N.C., during the 1920s. She met and married Robert Fulton Lee in 1926 and in 1934 they moved to Tallahassee. After 20 years as the manager and buyer for the accessories department of P.W. Wilson Department Store, she retired when the store closed in 1971. She was a longtime member of the Tallahassee Woman's Club, a more-than-50-year member of the Dogwood Circle of the Tallahassee Garden Club and a lifelong member in the Florida Federation of Gardens Club in which she won numerous flower arranging awards. She frequently prepared flowers for weddings of many Tallahassee families, including the wedding of former Gov. and Mrs. Farris Bryant's daughter. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She also served in the American Homes Department. She is survived by two sons, Robert A. Lee (and wife Claire) of Niceville and David F. Lee (and wife Judy) of Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Bickett Eubanks; a sister, Mildred Harris of Pittsboro; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fulton Lee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/12/2003 - 5/13/2003.
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Sopchoppy - Jimmy Wayne Lee, 60, a retired sergeant with the Leon County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit, died Saturday, July 12, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Lee. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was owner of Tri State Security and member of National Guard and of the Jackson Masonic Lodge and Shriner. He was also a avid hunter. He was a Baptist. Other survivors include a son, Jamie Lee of Tallahassee; a stepson, Michael Keen of Tallahassee; a daughter, Jodi Wolk of Tallahassee; two brothers, A.J. Lee (and wife Annette) of Tallahassee and Robert Lee (and wife Joyce) of Sopchoppy; four sisters, Mary Barclay (and husband Donnie) of Greenville, Janice Owens (and husband Marty) of Tallahassee, Emmagene Buchanan (and husband Jimmy) of Henderson, Tenn., and Edith Lee of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Lee of Crawfordville; and a granddaughter, Taylor Lee of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by a brother, James T. Lee and a sister, Dorthy Goldberg. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/14/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert Edward Lee, 68, died Saturday, November 2, 2007. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday Nov. 5, at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Crawfordville. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. He retired from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Department and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1964. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Lee of Crawfordville; sons, Chris Lee (and wife Amy) of Crawfordville, Edward Lee (and wife Sabrina), and Jason Lee (and wife Trina) of Tallahassee; six grandchildren, Ashley, Kenzie, Bailey, Brannen, Jennifer and Zackery; a brother, A.J. "Buster" (and wife Annette) of Quincy; two sisters, Mary Barclay (and husband Donnie) of Greenville, and Edith Lee of Tallahassee. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends especially lifetime friends, Willie Meggs and Keith Daws; and a special brother-in-law, Billy Warmack. He was preceded in death by his father, Ivey Lee; and mother, Mary J. Lee; two brothers, James Tarbo Lee and Jimmy Lee; three sisters, Jack Goldberg, Janice Owens and Imogene Buchanan. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/4/2007.
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PANACEA - Arthur William Lemon, 54, a senior management analyst for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Glennie A. Lemon. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. EDT 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. Other survivors include a brother, Jim; a sister, Linda; and a sister-in-law, Anita. Art is well-loved by many friends and family. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/21/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Bret Matthew Leonard, 54, a manager for the Federal Block Grant for the state of Florida, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Chicago and was a resident of Crawfordville for two years. He was a beloved husband, father, son and friend. Bret touched all who knew and loved him with his humor, skeptical optimism and wit. He and his family were surrounded and cared for by his friends during his illness. He is survived by his wife, Laura; a daughter, Lorien; his mother, Edyth; his mother-in-law, Lois; a sister-in-law, Allysa; two nephews, Elliot and Devin; a brother-in-law, Preston; and two aunts, Adelyn and Mary. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/2/2005.
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PANACEA - Conan Cicero Leonard Jr., 78, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Sally Leonard. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Teresa Episcopal Church in Medart. A light repast will follow the service at his home, 212 Joe Mack Smith St., Panacea. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the St. Teresa Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 1255 Rehwinkel Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Miami and was a resident of Panacea since 1983. He attended St. Teresa Episcopal Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II and was commissioned as a lieutenant junior grade. He owned Leonard Flower Shop in Miami for 28 years and then moved to Franklin, N.C., where he owned a Christmas-tree farm for 30 years. He was licensed as a surveyor, general contractor and plumbing contractor. He was a 50-year Mason and life member of North Miami Elks Lodge. Other survivors include three sons, Conan C. Leonard III of Tallahassee, Foster Leonard of Miami and Danton Leonard of Canal Point; a sister, Alice Leonard Tucker (and husband Tom) of Tamarac; and a granddaughter, Catherine Leonard of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/30/2004.
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SMITH CREEK - William Loche Lescoe Jr. passed away Monday, October 29, 2007, at his home in Smith Creek. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Smith Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Medart Assembly of God Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 190, Crawfordville, FL 32326. He met and joined in holy matrimony with Barbara Langston and was her husband for 40 years. After a 30-year residence in Leon County, the Lescoe family retired and returned to the birthplace of Barbara, Smith Creek, in Wakulla County. He was Catholic by faith and was a member of Jackson Bluff Community Church at Bloxham. He was a native of Detroit, Michigan, and received his education in the Oakling County schools and University. He retired from Olin Corporation of St. Marks and served as the financial treasurer of the United Steel Workers Union for many years in St. Marks. He also retired from Tallahassee Memorial Regional Hospital. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1149 of Holly, Michigan, was a former youth director of many churches in the Tallahassee area and served in many other capacities in the churches. He was the former Youth Director for the Woodmen of the World Camp Number 2 and served as a Scout and Cub Master in the Tallahassee area. He coached Little League teams and was very active in various community affairs, charitable fund-raising and social events. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Leon and Wakulla counties and a volunteer for the Leon County Sheriff's Department and was a member of the Woodmen of the World Organization and Florida Farm Bureau. He was a diabetic experimental-study patient under the supervision of Dr. Terry Sherraden of Tallahassee Endocrine Associates, which he gave credit for saving his life so many times. He set a good example as a family man and all of his joys in life were his wife (Barb), children and grandchildren, and he loved to talk to and check on every day. He will be remembered for his consideration of others over himself and the devotion to his family and friends. Other survivors include a son, John Loche Lescoe of Smith Creek; daughter-in-law, Eva Sanchez-Thorpe of Smith Creek; a sister, Sue Ann Marietta (husband Dave) of Puerto, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Laura Lescoe of Warren, Michigan; three grandchildren in the area, Adam Sanchez III, Barbara Ivana Monica Thorpe and Michelle Loche Lescoe of Smith Creek; his mother-in-law, Mary Ola Langston of Smith Creek; a brother-in-law, Gerald Langston (wife Sue); and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved stepson, James Michael Thorpe of Smith Creek, whom he loved dearly; his parents, William Lescoe Sr. and Ethel Powell; brother, John Paul Lescoe; sister, Sandra Rouse; and father-in-law, Jack Langston of Smith Creek. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/30/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - John Miller Lesley, 78, a heavy equipment operator, died Friday, March 12, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Louise Lesley. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. CST Monday at Riversink Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with a graveside service at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Williams Cemetery in Lake City, with the Revs. Jerry Spears and Calbert Lesley officiating. Viewing will be from 2 to 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Guerry Funeral Home in Lake City (386-752-2414). Memorial contributions may be made to Riversink Baptist Church, Building Fund, 803 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Mr. Lesley was a native of Parkin, Ark., and had resided in Wakulla and Leon counties fro the past 60 years. He was the son of the late Oz and Hazel Weaver Lesley. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service after 30 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Riversink Baptist Church. Other survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Spears (and husband Jerry) and Linda Austin (and husband Sidney), both of Crawfordville; five sons, Jody Lesley and Leon Lesley (and wife Mary Jane), both of Tallahassee, Danny Lesley (and wife Sandy) and Calbert Lesley (and wife Pam), both of Crawfordville, and Calvin Lesley of St. Marks; a brother, Gary Lesley (and wife Linda) of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Lesley was preceded in death by his son, Richard Earl Lesley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/14/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Addie Lee Lewis, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Hardy Lewis. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at River of Life in Crawfordville, with burial at Mount Olive No. 2 Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. EDT Friday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) and from at 11 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. She was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Tallahassee. Other survivors include three sisters, Marjo Marshall (and husband Lonnie) of Miami, Arlene Randolph of Tallahassee and Rosa B. Ryals of Brunswick, Ga.; two nephews, Ronnie Harris and John H. Harris (and wife Janice) of Crawfordville; an aunt, Alice Jackson of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law, Frank Lewis of Wakulla Station; three sisters-in-law, Ethel, Ida and Patricia; and a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/21/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Frenchie R. Lewis, 81, who had been a server for Wakulla Springs State Park for 40 years, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Mount Olive No. 2 Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Mount Olive No. 2 Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, where she served on the Mother's Board and was the church secretary for more than 40 years. She was also a member of the Pallbearer No. 2 Lodge. Those left to cherish her loving memory include a daughter, Jennie V. (and husband Norman); a sister, Madelyn Howard of Dallas; a brother-in-law, Isadore Roberson of Sebring; a daughter-in-law, Verdell Lewis; five grandchildren, Minister Graylin Lewis of Seattle, Reginald Lewis (and wife Tonya), Tanetta Lewis and Enrique Jones, all of Tallahassee, and Jenness Jones of Florence, S.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Kaprice McKinnon, Terrell Lewis, Terance Lewis, Taniya Butler and Destani Lewis, all of Tallahassee, Jordan Lewis of Seattle and Derisha Jones and Deshea Jones, both of Crawfordville; an aunt, Mattie Bee Roberts of Tallahassee; three nieces, Cheryl, Deidra and Valerie, all of Chicago; three nephews, Roderick, Eric and Adrian, all of Dallas; two goddaughters, Nina Randolph of Tallahassee and Ardria Hughes of Crawfordville; and a host of sorrowing relatives and friends who will miss her gentle soft voice. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Derick Jones. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/12/2006.
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Georgia M. Lewis, 78, a retired domestic worker, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Roosevelt Lewis, whom she married on May 3, 1968. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139), with burial at Southside Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Friday and from 9 a.m. EST until the service Saturday, both at the funeral home. Family will assemble at noon EST Saturday at 521 Palm Beach St. She was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on usher board No. 1 for many years. Also, she was a member of St. Peter Pallbearer Lodge and the Good Shepherd Lodge. Other survivors include a stepson, Keith Lewis of Tucker, Ga.; two sisters, Easterlean McGee of Miami and Mamie Franklin of Tallahassee; a brother, Charles Franklin (and wife Gladys) of St. Petersburg; five sisters-in-law, Mary C. Franklin, Ruthie Mae Shingles and Blonde Eva Johnson, all of Tallahassee, Esterlene Jackson of Wakulla and Mattie Walker of New Jersey; a brother-in-law, Tony James Lewis of Philadelphia; 13 special nieces and nephews reared as her children, Vivian King (and husband Thomas), Minnie L. Young, Joyce A. Jackson (and husband O'Neal), Christella Moore (and husband Willie), Gwendlyn M. Bowdry (and husband John), Juanita I. Dorsey, Mary L. Randolph, Toulana J. Fryson, Lee Shun Fryson, Williams E. McGee, Dessie Franklin Jr. (and wife Billie Joe), Dennis Franklin and Antonio Moore; and many devoted Munroe and Rouise cousins, other cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/15/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Hardy Lewis, 83, a custodian for the Wakulla County School Board, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at New Hope Church of Christ Written in Heaven, with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery No. 2. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ Written in Heaven. He is survived by a devoted niece, Martha J. Bruce (and husband Nathaniel) of Tallahassee; a nephew, John Henry Harris Jr. (and wife Janice) of Crawfordville; five sisters-in-law, Ethel Lewis and Arlene Randolph, both of Tallahassee, Patricia Lewis of Charleston, S.C., Mar Jo Marshall (and husband Lonnie) of Miami and Rosa B. Ryals of Brunswick, Ga.; a brother, Frank Lewis of Crawfordville; and a sister, Ida L. Branch of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Addie Lewis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/9/2004.
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GULF BREEZE - Hazel Haskell Anderson Lewis, 96, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002. The service will be at 4 p.m. CST Dec. 27 at Wakulla Springs Lodge in Wakulla, with burial at 10:30 a.m. EST Dec. 28 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Taylor County. Memorial contributions may be made to Crawfordville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Crawfordville, FL 32326, or Covenant Hospice, 2001 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32501. Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home in Pensacola (850-432-6534) is handling arrangements. She was born in Palatka on Aug. 11, 1906, to Josephine Louise Anderson and John Roderick Anderson and grew up in Jacksonville. She was a graduate of Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, and taught school in Duval County until her marriage to Lester Lewis in 1935. They lived in Tallahassee until moving to Live Oak Island, Crawfordville, in 1970. She was active in Apalachee Bend Girl Scouts Council, Trinity United Methodist Church, Tallahassee Shrine Auxiliary/Eastern Star, the Parent Teacher Association and Crawfordville United Methodist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Jane Haeflinger (and husband Fred) of Tryon, N.C., Carol Pulley (and husband Charles) of Gulf Breeze and Katherine Watkins (and husband Ray) of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Roderick Anderson of Jacksonville; two nieces; and five nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lewis; a granddaughter, Josephine Marie Pulley; and a brother, Karl Haas Anderson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/22/2002
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Herbert E. Lewis, 76, who retired as a gunnery sergeant for the U.S. Marines after 20 years of service, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Merle Lewis. The graveside service with full military honors will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. EST today at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518). He was born April 25, 1928, in Sacramento, Calif., the son of Joseph and Elsie Lewis. He served in Korea and Vietnam. He was also retired from civil service. He was a member of the Tallahassee Elks Lodge. Other survivors include four sons, Richard E. Lewis (and wife Josie) of Lebanon, Ore., William Hall (and wife April) of Tallahassee and Andy Hall (and wife Karen) and Wayne Hall (and wife Tammy), both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Rachel Lewis of Bossier City, La., and Rebecca Fisher (and husband David) of Box Elder, S.D.; a brother, Robert Lewis (and wife Diane) of Sacramento; a sister, Loretta Wroten of Sacramento; eight grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/4/2004 - 11/5/2004
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Joyce Barrow Lewis, 91, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Julian Lamar Lewis. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Harmony Primitive Baptist Church in Barwick, Ga. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. EST until the service today at the funeral home. Mr. Lewis welcomes friends and family members who care to call at St. Augustine Plantation (850-309-1982), 2507 Old St. Augustine Road, Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32326. She was born May 2, 1914, in Cairo, Ga. She died attended by her family and the loving staff of St. Augustine Plantation assisted living. Other survivors include a daughter, Joy Lynn Lewis (and spouse Sheila Oritz-Taylor); a son, Adrian Barrow Lewis (and spouse Sally Ladd Lewis); a daughter-in-law, Patricia Wiggins Lewis; and eight grandchildren, Carl Barrow Lewis, Laura Ann Taff, Deloris Lewis Kent, William Rhett Taff Jr., Michael Lamar Lewis, Lynn Elizabeth Taff, Paula Lewis Tucker and Amy Lewis Stone; her great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Makayla Kent, Brittany and Kennedy Lewis, Ragan Tucker, Cadelle and Dane Stone, Simon and Kara Lewis, Sarah Claire, Glen Jolie Smith, Henry William and Walter Rhett Taff; and a beloved nephew, Adrian Frederick Barrow (and spouse Michael Rossom). Joyce was preceded in death by her son, Julian Lamar Lewis Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/3/2006 - 3/4/2006.
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WAKULLA COUNTY - Roosevelt Lewis, 74, a custodian for Florida State Road Department, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Wakulla Station, with burial at Southside Cemetery in Tallahassee. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-227-2139) is handling arrangements. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Wakulla Station, where he served as a choir member for many years. Survivors include a son, Keith Lewis of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four sisters, Rutha M. Shingles and Blone E. Johnson, both of Tallahassee, Esterlene Jackson of Wakulla and Mattie Walker of Millview, N.J.; a brother, Tony J. Lewis of Philadelphia; a grandson; three sisters-in-law; three aunts; a great-aunt; an uncle; a brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/2/2006.
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Crawfordville - Tommie Lee Lewis Sr., 86, a cook for Wakulla Springs Lodge, died Sunday, June 29, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Frenchie Roberts Lewis. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Strong & Jones Funeral Home chapel (224-2139) and 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. He was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, where he was a former president and member of the choir. He was the church janitor until his health failed. He was a member of Pallbearer Lodge No. 2 in Wakulla County. Other survivors include a daughter, Jennie V. Lewis Jones (and husband Norman) of Wakulla; a sister, Hazel Johnson of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Madelyn Howard of Houston; a brother-in-law, Isadore Robertson of Sebring; five grandchildren, Graylin Lewis of Seattle, Jenness Jones of Creedmore, N.C., and Reginald Lewis (and wife Tonya), Tannetta Lewis and Enrique Jones, all of Tallahassee; seven great-grandchildren, Kaprice McKinnon, Terrell Lewis, Terrain Lewis, Jordan Lewis, Destani Lewis, Derisha Jones and Tanitia Butler; and a host of relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/6/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - John Licitra, 92, a self-employed barber, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at home. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Davie. (Culley's Funeral Home 850-877-8191). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/1/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - George L. Lighter, 84, a retired Realtor, died Monday, May 3, 2004, in Tallahassee. A service is being planned for Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, Ill. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518) is handling local arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/6/2004.
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Ella M. Lindsey, 67, a presser, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in Gainesville. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at The Greater Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. A native of Monticello, she was a member of The Greater Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Jerome Lindsey (and wife Seneca) and Willie Lindsey, both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Bessie M. Lindsey and Tamika Hardin, both of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Willie Lindsey Jr., Ronshella Lindsey, Steven Wilkins, Cortina McCall and Ken Cook, all of Tallahassee; 10 great-grandchildren, all of Tallahassee; a sister, Kathey Mae Washington of Tallahassee; a brother, Birthel J. Turner (and wife Katrine) of Tallahassee; two sisters-in-law, Louisa Turner of Tallahassee and Gloria Turner of Crawfordville; and a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/14/2003.
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PANACEA - Joseph Stanley Lindsey, 48, a mechanic, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. EST Thursday until the service at the cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Mr. Lindsey was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and was a resident of Panacea for two years. He is survived by a daughter, Crystal Lindsey; three brothers, Thomas Lindsey of New Martinsville, W. Va., Denver Lindsey of Dawson Springs, Ky., and John Lindsey of Lowell, Ohio; two sisters, Marguerite Ware of Royston, Ga., and Avanell Brookover of Williamstown, W. Va.; a nephew, Rodney Lindsey of Sopchoppy; and a niece, Marguerite Brown of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/18/2002.
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Larry Douglas "Bo" Lindsey, 56, an air-conditioning mechanic for Leon County schools, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Lindsey. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at St. Marks Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, North Florida Chapter, 7077 Bonneval Road, Suite 610, Jacksonville, FL 32216. He was born in Miami and had been a resident of Tallahassee for 29 years, moving here from Miami. He was an avid fisherman and camper. He was a very good singer and guitar player. He was a Baptist. He had been disabled since 1993. Other survivors include a son, Douglas Lindsey of Woodville; a daughter, Kimberley Skula of Tallahassee; his father, Rondell Lindsey; a brother, Danny Marra; and a sister, Deborah Luttrell. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Lindsey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/3/2005 - 11/4/2005.
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Margaret Elrod Lindsey, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. EST today, Nov. 7, at Roselawn Cemetery. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Born in Monticello, she was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. Early in her career she was a nurse and worked at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She later went to work for the Department of Motor Vehicles and retired from there. She was a member of Oak City Assembly of God. Survivors include her brother, William L. Elrod (and wife Peggy) of Crawfordville; her aunts, Tincy Cook of Monticello and Dot Rayburn of Tallahassee; a special friend, Edith Allbritton (and husband David); and her niece, Wendy Hale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lindsey; a son, William Lindsey; her parents, Jesse and Hazel Elrod; and her brother, Clyde Elrod. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/6/2007 - 11/7/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Roscoe "Ray" C. Lindsey, 83, a retired salesman who had worked for Bedwell Glass Co., died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lou Lindsey. The private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, 33 Michael Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Mr. Lindsey was born in Dallas and was a resident of Crawfordville since 1982 moving from Fort Lauderdale. He was a former owner of Ray's Farm House in Crawfordville. Other survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Rae Lindsey of Crawfordville; two sons, Stephen M. Lindsey of Tallahassee and Larry Lindsey of Auburn, Calif.; three grandchildren, Emily Alred of Crawfordville, Darrell Lindsey and Darcey Lindsey, both of Auburn. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2002.
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HAVANA - Michael "Micky" Linn, 46, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Tallahassee. A private memorial service is being planned. Family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. EST Saturday at their residence, 310 Heather Lane in Havana. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Fairchild Burial & Cremation Services (850-386-8686) is handling arrangements. Mr. Linn served as a specialist in the U.S. Army in Germany and was an ASE -certified diesel mechanic with Hale Contracting in Tallahassee and was an avid supporter of the POW and MIA causes. Survivors include his mother, Carol J. Packowski of Woodville; eight brothers, Bobby Linn of Tallahassee, Steve and Merle Linn, both of Havana, Patrick and Charles Linn, both of Woodville, Ernie Linn of Crawfordville, William Linn of Covington, Ga., and Mark Linn of Niles, Mich.; and five sisters, Debbie Strowenjans and Cheryl Schliess, both of Holland, Mich., Victoria Craig of Panama City, Cara Courson of Monticello and Melody Packowski of Pompano Beach. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/9/2005.
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Alvin Lee Linzy, 73, an employee at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for more than 30 years, died Sunday, June 11, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Woodham Linzy. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends after the service at the home of Bill and Kelley Harvey. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Other survivors include two daughters, Kelley Linzy Harvey (and husband Bill) of Crawfordville and Karen Linzy Tower (and husband Steve) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Ruth Stanaland and Esther Turner, both of Tallahassee; four grandsons, Woodham Roland Harvey, Zachary Alvin Tower, William Lee Harvey and Wyatt Linzy Harvey; and a granddaughter, Kaitlin Shea Tower. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Amy Linzy and a brother, Leo Linzy. The family of Alvin Linzy would like to send their appreciation to Big Bend Hospice and Hope Well Home care for making Daddy's last days brighter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/13/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Bessie Loraine Rose Linzy, 86, who retired from the Hoods Department Store in Homestead, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Crawfordville First Baptist Church Memory Gardens, 3086 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. She was married to Ben Linzy for 59 years and lived in Homestead for many years. They retired and moved to Crawfordville in 1965, where she lived until her death. She was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church. She is survived by her immediate family, including a devoted sister, Katherine Woods of Crawfordville; a niece, Kathy Lawhon (and husband Larry) of Crawfordville; three nephews, Gene Strickland (and wife Brenda), Ken Strickland (and wife Suellen), both of Crawfordville, and Richard Strickland (and wife Callie) of DeFuniak Springs; five great-nephews, Jason and Jeremy Lawhon, Jes and Ben Strickland and David Sellick; two great-nieces, Jennifer Overton and Courtney Brogan; three great-great-nieces, Ava Kathryn Lawhon, Charis Sellick and Savannah Strickland; five great-great-nephews, Jaren and Jonah Lawhon, Jared and Andrew Sellick and Colby John Brogan; a sister-in-law, Ida Moore of Crawfordville; a devoted nephew, Audrey Carter (and wife Sue) of Tallahassee; and numerous nieces and nephews of the Rose and Linzy families. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/14/2005.
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Betty Woodham Linzy passed away peacefully in Tallahassee, Friday June 24th, 2016. She was 84 years of age. A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 27th, at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. Betty was born August 9th, 1931, in Midland City, Alabama. She grew up in Bristol, Florida and was a graduate of Liberty County High School, class of 1949. Following graduation she moved to Tallahassee and worked with the Florida Department of Insurance for 30 years. She was a longtime member of the Elketts. She most enjoyed time spent with her family and was an avid FSU Football fan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Alvin Lee Linzy; her parents William Jart and Mittie V. Kelley Woodham; her brothers Aaron, Bill, James, and Robert Woodham; and a sister, Sarah Nell Woodham. Survivors include two daughters, Kelley Linzy Harvey (and husband Bill) of Crawfordville and Karen Linzy Tower (and husband Steve) of Tallahassee: two sisters, Mary Jane Dawson of Bristol, Juanita Marshall (and husband George) of Dade City; two brothers, Tom Woodham (and wife Jeanette) of Lawton, Oklahoma and William Woodham (and wife Margie) of Bristol; sister-in-law's; Elfriede Woodham of Bristol and Sena Woodham of Mansfield, Texas; four grandsons, Woodham Roland Harvey, Zachary Alvin Tower, William Lee Harvey and Wyatt Linzy Harvey of Tallahassee; a granddaughter, Kaitlin Shea Tower of Orlando; and a great granddaughter, Hayden Dawn Harvey. The family of Betty Linzy would like to send their appreciation to Consulate care and the wonderful staff for making her last days brighter. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Amber Miller and David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements. Published in The Wakulla News on June 30, 2016
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PANACEA - Leslie Eugene Lobdill, 78, who was self-employed, died Saturday, July 14, 2007. He is survived by Karen Lobdill, together for 23 years. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 21, at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). The family requests that attendees dress casually. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a good strong man and very loving. He was born in Springfield, Ill., and had been a resident of Panacea since 1964. He worked for the Pepsi Cola company in Springfield and Tallahassee from 1957 to 1967. He owned Oaks Shopping Center from 1967 to 1984 and a lawn maintenance business from 1984 to 2003. He loved to bird hunt and surf fish and the outdoors. He was a Christian. He is also survived by three sons, Gary Lobdill (and wife Susan) of Panama City, David Lobdill of Panama City and Steven Lobdill (and wife Jennifer) of Enterprise, Ala.; two daughters, Vikki Wilbourn (and husband Steve) of Big Pine Key and Susan Hodges (and husband Mark) of Panama City; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many friends and family; and his longtime friend, Steve Hunter and his buddy, Larry Tucker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/18/2007 - 7/19/2007.
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Perry - Suzan Lockhart-Miller, 48, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Hunter Miller. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel (850-838-2929), with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Fund of Perry, P.O. Box 837, Perry, FL 32348. Suzan was born Feb. 17, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. Perry O'Neil Lockhart Jr. She attended Taylor County High School and graduated in 1973. She attended Wesleyan College from 1973 to 1975 and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She was a pharmaceutical representative for 22 years and received numerous performance commendations and outstanding sales awards throughout her career, culminating with the Presidential Club Award in 2002 as a top five-percent achiever for Roche Pharmaceutical Co. Other survivors include a daughter, Amelia Miller; three stepchildren, Julie Puniscki, Erin Miller and Heath Miller, all of Tallahassee; her mother and stepfather, Dr. and Mrs. James Rawls of Perry; two brothers, Neil Lockhart of St. Marks and Mike Lockhart of Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Melissa Lockhart-Everett of Perry; and her grandmother, Amelia Erwin of Williston. She was preceded in death by her father, Perry Lockhart Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/17/2003.
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CLARKSVILLE - LeRoy Lolley, 65, who retired from Tatum Hardware, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lolley. The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT today at Peavy Funeral Home chapel in Blountstown, with burial at Abe Springs Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home (850-674-2266) is handling arrangements. Mr. Lolley was born in Liberty County and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He served in the Army and served as a deacon at Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Other survivors include a son, Mark Lolley (and wife Brandy) of Clarksville; two daughters, Stephanie Newsome (and husband James) of White City, and Tabatha Morris (and husband Michael) of Altha; two brothers, Houston Lolley of Hosford and Johnny Lolley of Sopchoppy; a sister, Ruth Moore of Blountstown; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Lolley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/3/2003.
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Lorene Burke Lollie, 77, died Sunday, March 4, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Heritage Assembly of God Church, with burial at Brinson Cemetery in Brinson, Ga. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929). In lieu of flowers, memorial contribtions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Heritage Assembly of God Church, 298 Crossway Road, Tallahasse, FL 32305. A native of Decatur County, Ga., she lived in Tallahassee for 35 years and retired from the state of Florida Department DHSMV. Survivors include her husband, Sam Junior Lollie; three sons, David Cliett (and wife Deborah) of Donaldsonville, Ga., Sammy Lollie (and wife Marion) of Monticello and Roy Lollie (and wife Faye) of Crawfordville; four daughters, Frankie Gordon of Brainbridge, Ga., Jeannette Joiner (and husband Walter) of Hosford, Carol Davis (and husband Shelley) of Sopchoppy and Cindy Waldrom of Clearwater; a brother, Ray Burke of Donaldsonville; a sister Mamie Herring of Donaldsonville; a sister-in-law, Myra Burke of Sylacauga, Ga; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/5/2007.
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Sam Junior Lollie, 77, died Saturday, March 17, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Heritage Assembly of God Church, with interment at Cypress Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday EDT at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929). In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Heritage Assembly of God Building Fund, 298 Crossway Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305. A native of Frink, he has resided inTallahassee for the past 37 years. He retired from the Division of Forestry as supervisor with the state of Florida, and was a member of Heritage Assembly of God Church. He is survived by three sons, Sammie Lollie (and wife Marion) of Monticello, Roy Lollie (and wife Faye) of Crawfordville and David Cliett (and wife Deborah) of Donaldsonville; four daughters, Jeannette Joiner (and husband Walter) of Hosford, Carol Davis (and husband Shelly) of Sopchoppy, Cindy Waldron of Clearwater and Frankie Gordon of Bainbridge; five brothers, Roy Lollie of Port St. Joe, Curtis Lollie of Hosford, Truman Lollie of Bristol, Tommy Lollie of Hosford and Gene Lollie of Ponce De Leon; two sisters, Maggie Hancock of Tallahassee and Delia McCollough of Talihina, Ok; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/18/2007.
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HOSFORD - Erika Loney, 82, who retired as a clerk for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, died Sunday, March 6, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Blue Creek Cemetery in Blue Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Adams Funeral Home in Bristol (850-643-5410 or www.adamsfh.com). Survivors include her husband, Daniel F. Loney; a son, Dennis Frank Loney (and wife Cindy) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Carol Wooten (and husband Perry) of Santa Rosa Beach; and five grandchildren, Jeremy, Shawn and Brandon Loney and Travis Peterson and Terra Tucker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/8/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jeanette Looney, 81, a homemaker, died Friday, April 13, 2007. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Lake Bradford Baptist Church, 3024 Lake Bradford Road, with interment in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1245, Tallahassee, FL 32302. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Mrs. Looney was a charter member of Lake Bradford Baptist Church. Those who knew her will remember her for her years of service with children as a school volunteer, Scout leader and Sunday School teacher. She was a devoted mother and most proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her brother, Jack Mallon of Lakeland, Fla.; her sons, William Looney (and wife Susan) and Charles Looney; daughters, Patricia Cornish (and husband Michael) and Peggy Gainey; grandchildren, Tracy Stilp, Nicholas Looney, Ashli Perry (and husband Ray), Benjamin Cornish and Jeffrey Hatcher; and great-grandchildren, Darien Stilp, Dylan Perry and Carson Perry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Looney. She will be greatly missed. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/17/2007 - 4/18/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Billy Joe Lord, 66, who was a truck driver for Georgia Pacific, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Lord. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at Ivan Assembly of God Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Aaran Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). He was born in Altha and was a resident of Crawfordville since 1970. He attended Ivan Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include a son, Joey Lord of Crawfordville; a daughter, Lisa Lord of Crawfordville; a sister, Verna Lou Harris of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/4/2003.
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Stephen Donald Love, 29, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in Dothan, Ala. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Juliacarol Love of Tallahassee. A celebration of Stephen's life will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 187 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301. He was a native and lifelong resident of Tallahassee and a graduate of Lincoln High School. He was owner of Docs Auto. Other survivors include a brother, Jason Love of Tallahassee; his grandparents, Raymond and Clara Love of Ochlockonee Bay; his aunts and uncles, Mike and Karen Love, Larry and Jo Deeb, Kent and Tara Deeb, and Sarah and Joel Lawson, all of Tallahassee, and Karen and Bill Day of Ochlockonee Bay; 12 cousins, Bryan Love, Ashley Phillips, Duane Day, Ray Day, Michael Deeb, Laura Deeb, Katharine Deeb, Joseph Deeb, Anna Butler, Carolanna Lawson, Buddy Lawson and Wally Love; and a special friend, Jessie. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/1/2005.
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George Perkins Lovell Jr., 78, a chemist administrator for 54 years for the of Florida Department of Agriculture, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, after a lengthy illness. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday at Whiddon Lake Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT 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 Piedmont Fork Alliance Church, 3210 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. He served his country in the Navy. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Lovell of Tallahassee; a son, Mark Lovell (and wife Sherri) of Cartersville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Tabitha Lovell, Luke Lovell and Jared Lovell, all of Cartersville; and a sister, Eleanor Lovell Porter (and husband Bob) of Fort Walton Beach. He was preceded in death in 2003 by his wife of 49 years, Marjorie Raker Lovell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/7/2006.
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Marjorie Raker Lovell, 73, who retired from the Florida Department of Agriculture, with more than 30 years of service, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003. She is survived by her husband, George Lovell. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Whiddon Lake Baptist Church, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Whiddon Lake Baptist Church, 367 Whiddon Lake Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, or Piedmont Park Alliance Church, 3210 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a member of Piedmont Park Alliance Church. Other survivors include a son, Mark Lovell of Cartersville, Ga.; a daughter, Lisa Lovell of Tallahassee; two brothers, Maurice Raker of Ivan and Herbert Raker of Cross City; a sister, Hester Raker Smith of Ivan; three grandchildren, Tabitha Lovell, Luke Lovell and Jared Lovell, all of Cartersville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/1/2004.
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WAKULLA STATION - Edna Mae Lovett, 82, a homemaker, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Edna was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. A native of Wakulla County, she was the daughter of the late George and Maggie Kinsey. A special thanks to all of the loving hospice caregivers who were by her side during her courageous four-year battle with cancer. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Lovett (and wife Sue) of Wakulla Station and John Lovett (and wife Barbara) of Bristol; a daughter, Violet Stroud (and husband Mac) of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Doris Lovett of Tallahassee; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Fred Kinsey of Wakulla Station; and a sister, Fannie Ruthstrom of Chicago. She will be missed by a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James B. Lovett; a son, Mallie G. Lovett; a daughter, Rosemary Lovett; and a grandson, Buck Pope. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/19/2005.
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Jane Stewart Mobley Lowe, 50, of Kingsland, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, Ga. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Southeast Community Church in St. Marys, Ga., with Pastor Steve Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening at Allison Memorial Chapel (912-729-5000) in St. Marys, Ga. Pallbearers will be Joe Usher, John Playford, Mike Canady, Charles Dumont, George Duvall, Chris Waldron and Mike Fendly. A native of Tallahassee, she had resided in Camden County, Ga., for the past four and a half years. She was a graduate of Rickards High School and a graduate of Florida State University. She had been employed by George Duvall Insurance Co. in Virginia Beach, Va., and State Farm Insurance Co. in Kingsland and was a member of the Southeast Community Church in St. Marys. Jane will be forever cherished for her quiet generosity and sweet spirit. She was a mother to all who knew her and her home was a refuge for many hearts. She embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ and embodied his grace with her every breath. She was truly a servant of God. Survivors include her husband, CWO4 Andrew R. Lowe, USN, of Kingsland; a son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Harrison T. and Amy Lowe, USN, Virginia Beach; a daughter, Elaina E. Lowe of Tallahassee; her mother, Vera H. Mobley of Tallahassee; her brother, George C. Mobley Jr. of Ohio; her stepmother, Bonnie Mobley of Tallahassee; her stepbrother, Luther Council of Crawfordville; her father- and mother- in-law, Sidney and Evelyn Lowe of Cutler Bay; and three grandchildren, Anna Virginia Lowe, Sabrina Elizabeth Lowe and Sophia Jane Lowe. She was preceded in death by her father, George Mobley Sr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/27/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jesse James Lowe, 21, manager of Hamaknockers BBQ, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. The service will be at 7 p.m. EDT today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Harvey- Young Funeral Home. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Candy Lowe of Crawfordville; two brothers, Jason and Jared Lowe, both of Crawfordville; and his maternal grandmother, Joy Lowe of Wisconsin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/29/2005.
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Mary Julia Brady Lowe, 86, a homemaker, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A Baptist, she enjoyed keeping her home and raising her family, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cats, dogs and especially Tom. She is survived by three daughters, Shirley House of Crawfordville and Juanita Moody (and husband Bryan) and Sue Smith, both of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five sisters; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, five sisters, and two brothers. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/6/2003 - 8/7/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert Allen Lucas, 52, a telephone contractor for Sprint, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lucas. No services are planned at this time. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). He was born in Moultrie, Ga., and was a resident of Crawfordville for six years. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Sportsman Paradise and Amateur Radio Club Wakulla County, with the call WDKNA. He was a Methodist. Other survivors include a daughter, Laura Phelps (and husband Robert) of Moultrie, and a granddaughter, Lauren Phelps. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/12/2003.
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PANACEA - Catherine B. Luckett, 82, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Mack Luckett. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church and Methodist Children's Fund, P.O. Box 85, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. The eldest of five children, she was born Catherine Barnett in Cook County, Ill., on Aug. 19, 1921, to Claud and Ethel Barnett. Catherine Grew up on her family's farm near Salem, Ind. In 1941, Catherine married Charles Cline and raised her two daughters and a son on a farm in Jefferson County, near Madison, Ind. She worked at various jobs while raising her family, until she took a job at Madison State Hospital, where she worked from 1956 to 1973. In 1974, Catherine married Mack Luckett and moved to Dover, Tenn. Catherine and Mack eventually took jobs at the Homeplace 1850 and the Land Between the Lakes. Catherine became the first "Ma" at the Homeplace in 1979. Her image as "Ma" was used in advertisements for the Homeplace and in Better Homes and Gardens and other publications, and continued to be used after she left in 1983. Catherine and Mack retired to Panacea in 1984. She and Mack joined the Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church and Catherine quickly became involved in community and civic affairs. As a member of Panacea Garden Club, she planted shrubs along Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. This loving and caring woman will be missed by her many friends and adopted family in this community. She is also survived by a sister, Mildred Jarvis of Georgia; a brother, Bruce Barnett of Indiana; a son, James David Cline of Indiana; two daughters, Linda Joyce Brishaber and Carol Diane Bell, both of Indiana; two stepchildren, Barbara Cleveland of Tennessee and Walter Luckett of Indiana; six grandchildren (including one due in the Spring); five stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Barnett and Howard Barnett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/27/2003.
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Edith Elizabeth Lynn, 100, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at Highland Farms, Black Mountain, N.C. A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Sunday at the Black Presbyterian Church at Black Mountain. Miller Funeral Home (828-669-2977) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thornwell Children's Home online at www.thornwell.org; Agnes Scott College online at www.agnesscott.edu; or Black Mt. Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road, P.O. Box 39, Black Mountain, N.C. 28711. She was an instructor of physics at Agnes Scott College, professor of physics at Florida State College for Women and Associate Dean of Women at Florida State University. She received great pleasure from her many volunteer services and her work for the Church. She was the first woman to be elected to the session in her church in Tallahassee. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/9/2006.
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PERRY - Lydia Poppell Lynn, 86, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at the chapel of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home (850-584-4149), 1400 Johnson Stripling Road, with burial at Pisgah Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home. A native of Taylor County, she lived and raised her family of six children in Perry. She had lived in Panama City for 40 years before returning to Perry in 2003, to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Claudette and Joe Courtney. She was a member of Berea Freewill Baptist Church in Panama City. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include six children, Tommy Lynn of Havana, Claudette Courtney of Perry, Ray Lynn of Tallahassee, Kenny Lynn of Fort Myers, Rex Lynn of Rome, Ga., and Jeanette Nichols of Panama City; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louellen Parker of Orlando; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther C. Lynn, and a grandson, Michael Nichols of Panama City. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/1/2006.
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BAINBRIDGE - Mildred Gilbert Lynn, 90, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Leewood Nursing Home in Annandale, Va. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel of Ivey Funeral Home (229-246-3232). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/30/2006.
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O. K. Lynn, 86, who retired from the city of Tallahassee, died Saturday, May 15, 2004. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Abbey Riposta Funeral Home with the Tallahassee Police Department acting as pallbearers. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is handling arrangements (850-539-4300). Burial will be at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Online visitors may sign the guest register atwww.faithfuneralhome.com. Lynn was a native of Bainbridge, Ga. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in World War II. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Lynn worked for the Tallahassee Police Department and later retired from the city Engineering Office after 27 years. He is survived by a son, Jerry Lynn of Tallahassee; three daughters, Kathryn Combs of Tallahassee, Peggy Marti of Presque Isle, Maine, and Nancy Lynn of Tallahassee; a brother, Clifford Lynn of Arcadia; a sister, Mary Kathryn Cutts of Pensacola; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mill Lynn. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/17/2004 - 5/18/2004.
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SHADEVILLE - Phyllis Ann Lynn, 60, who had worked for St. Marks Powder, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Richard Lynn. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Medart Assembly of God Church in Medart, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). She was a native of Crawfordville and a member of Medart Assembly of God Church. She worked in the accounting department at Olin Corp.'s, St. Marks Powder. Other survivors include a son, Rick Lynn of Shadeville; a daughter, Tery Bratcher (and husband Keith) of Crawfordville; two brothers, Larry Strickland (and wife Joanne) of Crawfordville and Durwood Strickland (and wife Betty) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Lila Strickland of Crawfordville and ImoGene Whaley of Medart; and three grandchildren, Ramsey Lynn and Lexi and Lara Bratcher. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph L. and Alma Strickland, and a brother, Rod Strickland. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/17/2005
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CAIRO - Ronnie Cole Lynn, 58, died Saturday, October 13, 2007. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 20, at the chapel of Clark Funeral Home in Cairo (229-377-1414). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/16/2007.
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Vera "Huggins" Lynn, 94, of Alabama, former owner and operator of Vera's, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at First United Methodist Church in Perry, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. EST until the service Monday at the church. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149) is handling arrangements. Born in Madison County, she spent most of her life in Perry. She is survived by a son, Richard (and wife Jo) Huggins of Mobile, Ala.; four half sisters; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and an adopted great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/8/2003.
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QUINCY - Vesta Calloway Lynn, 85, who worked in retail sales, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Collins, Ga., with burial at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Flowers may be sent to Angela Dashen, 750 N.W. Williams St., Collins, GA 30421. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Mrs. Vesta C. Lynn is survived by a daughter, Kay L. Fausel (and husband Edward) of Tallahassee; three brothers, Julius Calloway, Lyndell Calloway and Gary Calloway; and three sisters, Betty Charters, Nancy Cox and Ann Green. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/5/2005
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ST. MARKS - William Albert "Heck" Lynn, 92, an owner and operator of Riverside Marina, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jessie Lynn. The service will be 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at St. Marks First Baptist Church, with burial at St. Marks Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Monday at Harvey Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Donalsonville, Ga., and was a resident of St. Marks since 1931. He was member of St. Marks First Baptist Church. He was a seaman and a charter boat captain. He is also survived by five sons, W. A. Lynn Jr. (and wife Mary Ann) of St. Marks, Richard Lynn, Johnny Lynn (and wife Diane) and Allan Lynn (and wife Tanya), all of Crawfordville, and Andy Lynn (and wife Lynn) of Wakulla Station; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a his parents, George Washington Lynn and Dora; and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Lynn Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/31/2006 - 1/1/2007.

We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the St. Marks Baptist Church, Brother Emmett Whaley, Brother David Carraway, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Key, City of St. Marks, St. Marks Volunteer Fire Department, Wakulla County Sheriff's Department, Harvey Young Funeral Home, and the many, many friends for the prayers, food, flowers, and other expressions of sympathy and kindness shown to our family during the loss of our husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The outpouring of love and compassion was overwhelming and we are very grateful to have such wonderful friends and neighbors. Hopefully, this public acknowledgment will reach everyone we have not been able to personally see and thank. The family of W. A. "Heck" Lynn Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/4/2007.

The Lynn family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Riverside Marina Boat Captains for their thoughtfulness and generosity shown to honor our Husband, Father, and Gramps; a.k.a "Captain Heck". The teak wood benches that you had built for the St. Marks Park are absolutely beautiful and the bronze nameplates just set them off. We can picture in our minds eye, Gramps sitting under those big beautiful oak trees watching the river flow with his half cup of coffee wishing each and every one of you good luck fishing and calm seas. We appreciate Gail Warren for heading up such a memorial and Rudy Snyder, Walter Clark, Neil Brooks, Gus McEachen, Cris Dunham, Marvin Redman, Robert Walsh, Billy Bishop, Jim Polson, Joe Land, Chip Coffin, Jerry Wilford, Mike Johnson, Steve Bennett, Danny Culbreth and anyone else whom we may have missed, who participated in having the benches built and set up in the park in honor of W. A. Lynn, Sr.; "Captain Heck". Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/21/2007.
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The Rev. William Marvin Lynn Jr., 88, died Monday, March 1, 2004, in Brandon, Miss. The service will be 10 a.m. EST Thursday at Morningside Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Indian Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Miccosukee. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EST today at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) in Tallahassee. Memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Grand Piano Fund, 1560 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Born in Preston, Iowa, he was a longtime resident of Florida before moving to Brandon in 2003. He was a retired minister and had served in the pastorate for more than 50 years and served five churches and three missions in the state of Florida. In the Tallahassee area, those churches include Santa Clara Baptist in Quincy, Indian Springs Baptist Church and Wakulla Springs Baptist in Crawfordville. The Rev. Lynn was also the piano technician for Florida State University from 1962 until 1980. After retirement, the Rev. Lynn enjoyed woodworking by making beautiful furniture for his family and friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brandon and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Lynn of Brandon; a son, Thomas Wayne Lynn of Daytona Beach; two daughters, Margaret Ann "Peggy" Paulk of Tallahassee and Gale Jones of Brandon; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/3/2004.
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