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BRISTOL - John Henry Rabon, 83, who retired from Florida State University and was a retired truck driver, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at his home on Lake Mystic. He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Bradwell Revell Rabon. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford, with burial at Blue Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT today at McClellan Funeral Home in Bristol (850-643-3636). He is survived by three daughters, Joann Revell Lewis of Woodville, Suzanne Revell Dabney of Bristol and Bonnuy Rabon Gorham of Jacksonville; two brothers, David Lee Rabon of Monticello and Gary Rabon of Waukeenah; a sister, Margaret Bolen of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/26/2004.
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ALTHA - Preston Fredrick Rabon, 82, who owned and operated Rabon's Bait and Tackle Shop in Blountstown, died Monday, April 21, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Helen Rabon. The service will be at 2 p.m. CDT today at Peavy Funeral Home chapel in Blountstown (850-674-2266), with burial at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Altha. Mr. Rabon was born in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. Preston was in pipeline construction. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Other survivors include four sons, Floyd Trickey of Altha, Kenness Trickey of Pace, Jack Trickey of Crawfordville and Michael Trickey of Altha; two daughters, Linda Manes of Tallahassee and Gail Trickey of Altha; a brother, William Ed Rabon of Alabama; a sister, Inez Mathis of Panama City; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/23/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Angel Lucile Lynn Radabaugh, 22 months, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Family also will receive friends Wednesday after the burial at Riversink Baptist Church in Crawfordville. She was born in Tallahassee. Survivors include her parents, Crystal Lynn Radabaugh and Andrew Low, both of Crawfordville; her maternal grandparents, Charles Radabaugh and Susan Zanco; her maternal stepgrandparents, Michael Zanco and Amy Radabaugh; her great-grandparents, Theresa and Albert Porter of Crawfordville; and her great-great-grandmother, Eva Lucile Roberts of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/22/2005.
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CAIRO - Louise Nixon Radford, 78, who retired from machine maintenance with Coats and Clark, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in Thomasville, Ga. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at Meigs City Cemetery in Meigs, Ga. Clark Funeral Home in Cairo (229-377-1414) is handling arrangements. She is survived by a brother, Wilmer H. Nixon of Blakely, Ga.; and a sister, Betty Horton of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/1/2003.
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NAPLES - Joan A. Rainey, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, in Medart. No services are planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Survivors include a daughter, Eve Rainey of Tallahassee; a brother, Jed Powers of Sarasota; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Rainey, and a son, John G. Rainey Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/3/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Glover Eugene Raker, 84, who worked as an electrician for Florida Power Corp. from August 1945 until his retirement in February 1984, died Monday, July 31, 2006, in Medart. He is survived by his wife, Allene Raker. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at First Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. He was also a member of the National Guard. Other survivors include a daughter, Barbara Raker of Tallahassee; a brother, Silas O. Raker of Sopchoppy; and a grandson, Jason Raker Quigg of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glover and Lois Raker, and two brothers, Willard Raker and Herman Raker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/1/2006.
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Jennie Frances Vause Raker, 91, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Hospice House. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Lakeview Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Lakeview Baptist Church, 222 W. Seventh Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303. A native Arran, she was a lifelong resident of Wakulla and Leon counties. She served as a Pink Lady volunteer at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for many years. She lived independently at Cherry Laurel, where she enjoyed walking and fellowship with her many friends there. She also enjoyed "Friday Night Out" with her daughter and grandchildren. All of her grandchildren and young friends called her Mema, and she served as a caregiver to many of her family members. She will best be remembered for her friendly, outgoing personality and her caring concern for others. She is survived by a son, Dave Raker (and wife Susan) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Shirley Nelson (and husband Paul) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Annabelle Crisler of Albany, Ga., and Dot Woodfin of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Park Nelson, Perry Nelson, Diane Owens, Cyndy Marks and Karen Gill, all of Tallahassee; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1982 by her husband, James Davis Raker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/9/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Joseph A. "Joe-Joe" Raker, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, in Covington, Wash. Marlatt Funeral Home in Washington (253-852-2620) handled arrangements. He was honored by the Knights of Columbus at a memorial service at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Nov. 20 in Covington. Joseph, or Joe-Joe as he often referred to himself, was the consummate salesman. At age 12 he began his sales career, selling everything from Cloverine Salve to magazines, cookware, aluminum and vinyl siding and cemetery property. He could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo. This old salesman is pushing his wares up in heaven now. He passed from the neighborhood doorsteps of the American suburbs up to the doorsteps of St. Peter in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 3, which was the birthday of his departed wife of 55 years, Elaine. Joe-Joe was the youngest of four boys and was raised in the small Florida town of Crawfordville. He was born Sept. 27, 1920 to Bessie W. and Robert H. Raker. Joe and his brothers were raised by their widowed mother. He had many good stories of his caring but very strong-willed mother. Joe served in the Army stateside and received a medical discharge, at which time he went back to his career in sales. Anyone who met Joe could not forget him easily. He was a warmhearted character who could sell himself into your heart and call you a friend. His tales of his youth and heyday or songs from his ukulele or mouth organ would captivate a room - well, at least a room filled with his grandchildren. Most recently Joe, a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, wrote and sold a cookbook to raise money for the community. Those who knew and loved him as a friend, father, grandfather and salesman will remember him. Survivors include a loving daughter, Christy; three grandchildren, Bradley Guy, Mark Joseph and Tara Elaine; and four great-grandchildren, Mathew Robert, Cody Wyatt, Emma Elizabeth and Caroline Joy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Raker; two sons, Bob Raker and Timothy Alan Raker; and grandson Tyler. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/21/2002.
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Marjorie White Raker, 81, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at home with her family in Tallahassee. The service will be 2 p.m. EST Friday at Sopchoppy Congregational Holiness Church in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Hurricane, Ala., and was a longtime resident of Wakulla County. She was a member of Sopchoppy Congregational Holiness Church. She is survived by five daughters, Jean Casey (and husband Wayne) of Bainbridge, Ga., Ann Langley (and husband Jerry) of Lakeland, Carolyn Coley (and husband Sim) of Tallahassee, Linda Flickman (and husband George) of Crawfordville, Brenda Bradford (and husband Robert) of Tallahassee; a brother, O'neal White (and wife Arlene) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Myrtha Mills of Medart and Evelyn Reeves of Augusta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Raker, and a grandson, Randy Casey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/15/2006 - 11/16/2006.
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BLOUNTSTOWN - Alice Kathleen Boggs "Kate" Ramsey, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. CST today at First Baptist Church, with burial at Boggs Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home (850-674-2266) is handling arrangements. Mrs. Ramsey was born in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Andrew Ramsey (and wife Wise) and Richard Ramsey (and wife Sue), both of Blountstown; two daughters, Harriet Reeves of Bristol and Jimmie Kate Langston (and husband Ron) of Sopchoppy; a sister, Lillie Bell Smith of Blountstown; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. "Jim" Ramsey, and a grandson, Marshall Ramsey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/5/2003.
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APALACHICOLA - Cleveland Weems Randolph Sr., 81, who owned the Apalachicola Chevron Distributor Plant, died Saturday, May 15, 2005, in Panama City. He is survived by his wife, Veneita "Smiles" Randolph. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Kelley Funeral Home (850-653-2208), with a rosary said at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Restoration Fund, 27 Sixth St., Apalachicola, FL or Riverkeeper's, 23 Ave. D, Apalachicola, FL 32320. He was born in Apalachicola on Sept. 8, 1923, to the late Willie Fred and Rebecca Randolph. He was a lifelong resident of Apalachicola, during which time he was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, was a lieutenant pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and owned the Apalachicola Chevron Distributor Plant. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion, and also was a commercial pilot. He is survived by his son, Cleveland Weems "Randy" Randolph Jr., M.D., of Jacksonville; three daughters, Reba Braswell of Crawfordville, Renn Edenfield of Tallahassee and Rhonda Hart of Dothan, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/16/2005.
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Delores D. Randolph, 60, an administrative assistant for Florida A&M University, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bethel AME Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. The funeral cortege will assemble for the funeral at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at 8021 Pin Oak Road. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850- 224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was born in Tallahassee. She was a member of East Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Woodville. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband, Cleotha Randolph of Crawfordville; a son, Darryl Keith Tucker (and wife Priscilla) of Midway; a daughter, Tameka Dupont of Tallahassee; a godmother, Bessie Bell of Tallahassee; adopted daughter, Benita Lamb of Tallahassee; two aunts, Mamie Jones and Martha Armstead, both of Quincy; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Taylor, Aneka, Darrielle and Maya; a great-grandchild, Raven; six godsisters and brothers, Gloria T. Woody, Clarence Tucker, Bobbie T. Waldon, Jenita T. Dukes, all of Tallahassee, and Vivian Tucker of Detroit, Mich., and Joe Tucker of Long Beach, Calif.; a god-son, Charles Waldon Jr. of Tallahassee; three sisters-in-law, Audrey Randolph of Crawfordville, and Bernice Hill (and husband Joe) and Corrine Hall, both of Tallahassee; two brothers-in-law, Robert Randolph of Winter Haven and Roland Randolph (and wife Emma) of Tallahassee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Johnny Mozeke Jr., in 1970. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/14/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Larry James Randolph Jr., 54, the owner of Rock Bottom Trailer Park and Propane Gas Co., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Fairystine White Randolph. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Little Salem Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Crawford Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a member of Little Salem Primitive Baptist Church. Other survivors include three sons, Lorenzo Randolph (and Tiffany), Larry "BoBo" III and Lenard Randolph; a daughter, Latonya (and Kerry); his mother, Mary Randolph; three brothers, Wilburt Randolph (and wife Nadine) of Madison, Reuben Randolph (and wife Helen) of Shadeville and Kenny Randolph (and wife Bernetta) of Tallahassee; five sisters, Hattie McGrew, Helen Shingles (and husband Josephus II), Angeline Randolph (and Arthur) and Kathy Hill (and husband Wilbert), all of Shadeville, and Deborah Johnson (and husband Stanley) of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Lorenzo Jr., Dejah, Keivona and Ta'Leea; two godchildren, Sharraine Murray and Jonathan Jordan; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including three special cousins, Myra Randolph and Luke and Mangulene Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/13/2005.
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Wendell Welsh Rardin, 77, died Friday, July 28, 2006. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Monday at St. Elizabeth Cemetery with burial at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Originally from Illinois, Wendell spent 16 years as the director of the water system for the town of Jupiter. He organized the growth of the water system from 3,000 hookups to a regional operation with a demand of more than 12 million gallons per day. He retired to Wakulla County in 1990. Since his retirement, Wendell enjoyed word-working, gardening, reading and spending time with his grandkids. He is survived by his wife, Marie; a son, Jeffery (and wife Trina); three grandchildren, Geoffrey, Jacob and Kaylee; three brothers, Joe, Doyle and Bill; a sister, Peggy Thompson; and three sisters-in-law, Betty Tengsted (and Richard), Patsy Eller (and Phillip) and Nancy Kerr (and Robert). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/30/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Luther Andrew Rawls, 49, a carpenter, died Thursday, March 10, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Karen Rawls. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). No other services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Tallahassee and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1958. Other survivors include a son, Nathan Rawls of Crawfordville; a daughter, Nikki Rawls of Crawfordville; three brothers, J.C. Rawls (and wife Martha) of Lamont and Jeff Rawls and Vernon Rawls, both of Crawfordville; and a grandson, Seth Rawls. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/12/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary Louise Rawls, 88, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in Medart. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Whiddon Lake Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Evon Strickland, 122 Kasey Lane, Crawfordville, FL 32327. She was born in Monticello and was a resident of Crawfordville for 44 years, moving from Leon County. She was a member of Whiddon Lake Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, J.C. Rawls (and wife Martha) of Lamont and Jeff Rawls, Vernon Rawls and Luther Rawls (and wife Karen), all of Crawfordville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/22/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE Merriam Gwendolyn Rawls, 45, a homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002. The memorial service will be at noon EDT today at 26 Revadee Spears Road in Crawfordville. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Tallahassee and had lived in Crawfordville since 1991. Other survivors include two sons, Richard Vernon Rawls and Jacob Daniel Rawls, both of Crawfordville; four sisters, Betty Gail Stewart of Attapulgus, Ga., Ellena Ringo of Pennsylvania, Laura Mae Stalh of North Dakota and Attie Lee Smith of Crawfordville; five brothers, Glen Henry Ringo of Tallahassee, John Edward Smith of Tallahassee, Raymond Eugene Smith of Texas, James Allen Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joseph Andrew Smith of Crawfordville; and a grandchild, Isaac Hamilton of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/17/2002 - 10/18/2002.
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Lauren Reagan, 57, formerly employed with Goodwill, died, Saturday, March 15, 2003. A private service will be held at a later date. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. She is survived by a son, Lawrence Noland of Crawfordville; two daughters, Michelle Bow of Tallahassee, and Julia Ramaker of Wisconsin; two sisters, Claudia Bonfili of North Carolina and Cathy Haire of Apolla Beach; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/17/2003.
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Robert Randolph Ream, 68, of Tallahassee, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002. The service will be 2 p.m. EST Monday at St. Teresa Episcopal Church in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seal Society of North Florida, 910 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Fairchild Burial and Cremation Services (386-8686) is handling arrangements. A native of Miami, he had lived in Tallahassee since 2000 and was an Episcopalian. Survivors include two brothers, Otto Ream (and wife Judi) of Crawfordville and Peter Ream (and wife Janet Irene) of Pensacola; two sisters, Jane Ream Jones (Feehan) (and husband Douglas M.) of Crawfordville and Charlotte Ream Krause (and husband Lester Eugene) of Pensacola; a sister-in-law, Diane Rourke of Miami; a nephew, C.J. Feehan; four nieces, Fiona Feehan Kelleghan, Elizabeth Feehan Scholer, Sarah Ream Gable and Sunny Ream Spillane; and four great-nieces, Kelsey Laine Scholer, Lindsey Elizabeth Scholer, Shannon Gable and Lily Belle Spillane. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/7/2002.
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Albert Joshua Reams, 54, a mobile home mover, died Thursday, March 17, 2005. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at Rocky Ford Cemetery in Taylor County. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Reams was employed for 21 years at Allstate Mobile Home Movers. He is survived by his devoted friend and companion, Carrie Burns of Tallahassee; two daughters, Angela Reams and Misty Dew, both of Tallahassee; a stepdaughter, Malissa Robinette of St. Marks; four stepsons, Travis Strickland, Jason Burns, Alan Burns and Carl Robinette, all of Tallahassee; three brothers, Johnny Reams of St. Marks, George "Pete" Watson of Crawfordville, and Elmer "Dutch" Reams of Woodville; three sisters, Eloise Jenkins of Woodville, Agnes Watson of Monticello and Nancy Nichols of St. Marks; two grandchildren; and a special niece, Wanda Boals of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/19/2005.
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Paul "Paulie" L. Reath, 52, a roofer, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, in Wakulla. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT today at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (562-1518) is handling arrangements. Survivors include two sisters, Lilliann Achterberg of Illinois and Janet Ashburn of Florida; a brother, John W. Reath of Illinois; and a friend, Donna Bradley of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/25/2003.
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Norma Jean Reaves, 69, a home day-care owner, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at her home. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Brian A. Reaves. The service will be at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. EDT until the service at the funeral home. A native of Reeltown, Ala., she was a longtime Tallahassee resident. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Other survivors include two sons, Richard Reaves and Ron Reaves (and wife Dana); a daughter, Lisa Irwin (and husband Matt) of Crawfordville; two sisters, Angeline Cutshaw (and husband Prichard) and Wanda Strickland (and husband Jerry), both of Panama City; and a granddaughter, Kristina Irwin. She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Adolph and Lillie Kirkland Bedsole. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/12/2006.
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Helen Kabelac Reber, 83, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002. There are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 625 N. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Cullery's MeadowWood Funeral Home (877-8191) is handling arrangements. She was born and lived in Rochester, N.Y. for 40 years. She had made her home in Florida many years ago, moving to Tallahassee 15 years ago. She was always interested in other people and willingly helped many people in various ways. She was a mentor to many. She was an avid gardner, enjoyed the outdoors and was a lover of all animals. She prided herself on her independence. She received a degree in nutrition and yet was always available for her family. She will be missed. Survivors include a daughter, Linda R. Roca (and husband Primitivo) of Honeoye Falls, N.Y.; a son, Thomas Reber (and wife Sandra) of Jacksonville; a granddaughter, Brenda Haddock (and husband Vann) of Crawfordville; two grandsons, Thomas W. Reber and Robert Reber, both of Jacksonville; a sister, Frieda Ireland (and husband Paul) of Tallahassee; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/8/2002.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Maxie D. Reddick, 62, a pipe fitter, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, after a short illness. A private family service is planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerusha Reddick College Fund, c/o Wakulla County State Bank, P.O. Box 610, Crawfordville, FL 32326. He was a member of the Pipe Fitter Local Union No. 592. Survivors include his mother, Alethae Lawhon of Crawfordville; three children, Spencer Reddick of Lake Wales, Sesha Reddick Dunn of Troy, Ala., and Jerusha Reddick of Calvary, Ga.; seven grandchildren; one nephew; a stepson, Clay Brogden of Crawfordville; a stepdaughter, Skye Anderson of Crawfordville; two sisters, Rene Reddick Strickland of Crawfordville and Desiree Reddick Head of Cleveland, Ga.; and his devoted partner, Brea Connell. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil C. Reddick of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/23/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ethel B. Reese, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at Lakewood Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. 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. She was a lifelong resident of Leon County and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Beth Mims (and husband Eddy) of Crawfordville; two sons, Andy Reese (and wife Lillian) of Tallahassee and Larry Alan Reese (and wife Helen) of Crawfordville; a sister, Myrtle Grow of Lamont; a son-in-law, Russell Courson (and wife Janis); eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Reese and a daughter, Shirley Courson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/6/2004.
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BRISTOL - Eleanor Marie Perry Reeves, 73, who retired from the Leon County Health Department, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Tallahassee. A private family service is planned. Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol (850-643-3636) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland, FL 32751. Mrs. Reeves was born Nov. 17, 1931, in Hillside, N.J., the daughter of Howard Joseph and Marion Spencer Kinney Perry. She resided in Florida for 45 years, of which the last 32 were in Bristol. Survivors include four daughters, Jo-Anne Standridge (and husband Dale) of Williston, Theresa Kincaid (and husband Hubert) of Bristol, Deborah Reeves of Tallahassee and Eileen Sirois (and husband Leigh) of Crawfordville; a son, David Reeves (and wife Wanda) of Macclenny; two sisters, Mildred Modzell of Nesconset, N.Y., and Kathrine Klosowski of Nahunta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Kristopher, Victoria and Ashley Reeves, Rocky, Daniel and Courtney Kincaid and Jamie Sirois; a stepgrandchild, Brooke Standridge; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Demitria Standridge and Delancy Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Reeves; her parents; and a brother, Howard Perry. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2005.
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Ernest Elbert Reeves, 53, a cabinetmaker, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Patty" Reeves. The service will be at 6 p.m. EDT Saturday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518). Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. He was a longtime resident of Woodville and owned his own business. He loved his family and enjoyed yard work, his John Deere tractor and music. Other survivors include a son, Suan Saxton Reeves (and wife Angel) of Crawfordville; two stepchildren, Melissa Dawn Hooks of Georgia and Christopher Anson Leskanic of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Hurst of Crawfordville; and a brother, Elbert S. "Buddy" Reeves Jr. of Apopka. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Shiver, and a sister, Virginia Taylor. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2006.
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Jerry Earl Reeves, 83, of Crawfordville, FL passed away June 24, 2016 in Tallahassee. He was born in Tallahassee, FL and had lived in this area for 57 years. He attended Good News Assembly; was a member of Panacea VFW and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1949-1952. He was a POW and recipient of several medals. He is survived by two sons: Jerry M. Reeves (Jill) and Richard D. Reeves; three daughters: Donna Reeves Wade (Roger); Susan A. Reeves and Melody E. Reeves; two brothers: Donald Reeves (Nancy) and D. Kent Reeves (Martie); five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends. He is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen Lawhon Reeves; parents: Mahoney Reeves and Bertha Gray-Reeves; son, James "Jim" Roy Reeves; brothers: Malcom Reeves, Melvin Reeves and Murray "Red" Reeves. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Services were held Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Burial will follow at Arran Cemetery. 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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CARRABELLE - Martha Fay Reeves, 58, formerly of Concord, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. The service was Sunday at the chapel of Moody Funeral Home in Zebulon, Ga. (770-567-8642), with the Rev. Ted Moody officiating. Burial followed at Moody Memorial Gardens. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Ambra and Mary Elouise Skiles. She was a Baptist and a resident of Franklin County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo and fishing. She loved her family and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sons, Michael D. Nalley of Gwinnett, Ga., Terrance Hayden "Terry" Holt (and fiance Selena Vinzant) of Crawfordville and Gerald Lee "Buddy" Skiles of Barnesville, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Herbie Leach of Barnesville, Connie and Andy Ambra of Carrabelle, Theresa and Russell Hunnicutt of Murrayville, Ga., and Tina Nalley of Griffin, Ga.; grandchildren, Corey, Chris, "Little Walt," Melissa, Mellonee, Jeremy, Justin, Alexis, Lindsey, Hope, Cheyenne, Mike and April; and great-grandchildren, Shirah, McKala, Hayden and Blake. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/1/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary Ellen Lawhon Reeves, 75, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jerry Earl Reeves. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Aaran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Crawfordville, she was a Christian. Other survivors include three sons, Jerry M. Reeves of Bristol, Jim Reeves (and wife Shirley) of Tallahassee and Richard Reeves of Crawfordville; three daughters, Donna Reeves Wade (and husband Roger) and Susan Annette Reeves, both of Crawfordville, and Melody Elaine McKey (and husband David) of Crossette, Ark.; a brother, Floyd Lawhon (and wife Ester) of Lakeland; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, U.R. "Duggy" Lawhon and Ethel Clyde Lawhon, and a brother, H.D. Lawhon. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/10/2005
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Myrtice A. Roberts Reeves, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 19, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850- 926-3333), with burial at New Hope Cemetery on Springhill Road in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. She went home to be with her Lord. She was born to Gordon and Nellie Stoutamire Roberts and was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a precious Christian mother. She was a member of the White Church in Woodville. Her lifelong devotion to being a caregiver to a handicapped son for 56 years will forever serve as an example of a mother's love and dedication. She gave her life, without question, to the needs of another. Anyone who ever met her totally realized the depth of this mother's love and was forever touched in a special way. She is survived by a son, Oddis (and wife Pat); three grandchildren, Sharon Hutchenson, Larry Reeves and Kenneth Heierman; three great-grandchildren, Paul Reeves, Garrett Reeves and Christopher Hutchenson; and four great-great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie, and a son, Wilton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/21/2005.
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HAVANNA - Thelma Peavy Reeves, 93, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003. She is survived by Ralph Reeves, her husband of 51 years. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Salem United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 646, Havana, FL 32333, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Mrs. Reeves was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was an active grandmother of three grandsons, including a six-year-old, and was young at heart. She loved everyone she met and was greatly loved by all who knew her. Other survivors include a daughter, Karen Reeves McDaniel of Mexico Beach; three stepdaughters, June Ragan of Tallahassee, Marjorie Jones of Hernando and Carolyn Metcalf of Shell Point; a brother, M.D. Peavy Jr. of Havana; two sisters, Maurice Mitchell of Tallahassee and Elsie Grogan of Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandsons, Zac, Nolan and Storm. She was preceded in death by a sister, Clyde Allen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/23/2003.
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Vera Chapman Reeves, 101, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Crawfordville. The service is being planned. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/13/2005.

Vera Chapman Reeves, 101, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850- 877-8191). Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 2145 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee, FL 32304. Vera grew up in Dale Co., Ala., and attended college in Troy, Ala. For several years, she taught in the Alabama school system and served as principal of one of the schools before her marriage. After marriage, she was a devoted wife and mother. The family moved to Tallahassee in 1944. In later years, she worked at the Little Folks Store and Mae's Shop before retiring. Activities and current events classes held Vera's interest daily at Woodmont, where she lived from April 2000 to August 2004. She had a great zest for life and enjoyed entertaining everyone with jokes. She also liked to tell of the many changes that had occurred in her lifetime. Her family was fortunate enough to have had a telephone at a time when only 8 percent of homes had them. She saw her first car at age 6 but didn't see another for several years. However, at age 16 her father bought a car so she could attend a high school that was located in another town. Vera had a deep faith in God and participated in activities at her church, Calvary United Methodist Church, weekly until this past year. She sang in the choir until she was 94 years old and "retired" only because she could no longer stand for the time needed to perform. She worked in the Calvary Action N Service group (CANS), and the Over-Fifty Club for several more years. She was a member of the Xtra Years of Zeal Club (XYZ) at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, where she had been a charter member before moving to Calvary. Later she helped start a golden-age club at another church. She delivered Meals-On-Wheels for 11 years at her apartment complex until she was 95. She also worked with the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, and she helped her Sewing Club make dolls and stuffed toys for needy children. She did all of this even though she was legally blind. Vera was loved dearly by all who knew her. She touched many, many lives and was an inspiration to everyone with whom she came in contact. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Metcalf (and husband Frank) of Oyster Bay, Marjorie Jones (and husband Richard) of Hernando and June Ragans (and husband Edwin) of Tallahassee; an "adopted" daughter, Dot Windsor (and husband Robert) of Woodville; eight grandchildren, Tom Metcalf (and wife Lisa), Ken Metcalf (and wife Debbie), Brenda Kelley, Donna Downing (and husband Tom), Margie Colter, Randy Ragans (and wife Robin), Mike Ragans (and wife Diane) and Pat Terhune (and husband John); an adopted granddaughter, Josephine Nunez (and husband Richard); 18 great-grand-children, David, Jamie and Annalee Metcalf, Angel Baker (and husband Clay), Meagan Kelley, Ryan and Kyle Downing, Steven Peacock, Danny Peacock (and wife Shelley), Mandi Goforth (and husband Chris), Katy and Robert Ragans, Whitney Shiver (and husband Michael), Kendall and Taylor Ragans, Richard Mann and Jeremy and Kelsey Terhune; five great-great-grand-children, Drew Herring, Taylin and Peyton Peacock, Terran Shiver and Ian Goforth; a brother, Henry Chapman (and wife Robbie) of Dothan, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Doris Chapman of The Woodlands, Texas; several beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Terran "Terre" Ragans Matlock. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2005.
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Debbie Kelley Register, 50, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Margaret Dozier Hospice House. She is survived by her husband of almost 30 years and the love of her life, David Wayne "Tiny" Register of Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday at the First Baptist Church of Crawfordville, with burial in Crawfordville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Funeral Home (850-877-8191). Debbie grew up in Crawfordville and had been a long time resident of Tallahassee. She was a 1974 graduate of Godby High School and was an employee of Centel in Tallahassee for many years. Other survivors include her adored children, Joshua David, Kelley Nicole(and fiance Thomas Griffin) and Christa Ann Register and D.J. Kelley; her brother, William Curtis "Bill" Kelley Jr.; a much loved mother-in-law, Erma Nell "Granny" Register; her sister, Shirley Register; her brothers-in-law, Larry and Sammy Register; her stand-in parents, Choppy and Jimmy McIver and Judy McGinnis; and her many adopted children whom she loved like her own, and many close friends who she considered family; she was also a very special "Aunt Nanny" to Kyla and Whitley "Penelope" Kerce, Rami, Camen, Alyssa and Dylan McIver; and her four legged baby, Blazzer. She goes to meet her parents, William Curtis "Buddy" Kelley, Sr. and Edith Odessa (Dispennette) Kelley, and her beloved nephew, Sean Kelley and her first born son. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/31/2007 - 4/1/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Harold Donald Register, 56, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Register. No services have been planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Panacea VFW Post 4538, P.O. Box 632, Panacea, FL 32346. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Bushnell and had lived in Crawfordville for 10 years. He retired from the Air Force having served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Panacea VFW Post 4538. Other survivors include a son, Harold Register Jr. (and wife Laura Cook Register) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Jennifer Register of Clearwater; a brother, Henry Register of Bushnell; a sister, Shirley Register of Bonifay; and a stepgrandson, Aaron James Cook. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/7/2002.
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Nelthia Eveline Folsom Register, 85, a retired office clerk who had worked for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. She was a member of University Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by five daughters, Joyce Henley of Nevada, Elizabeth Hildebrandt of Tallahassee, Shirley Lacey O'Rourke of Texas, Bonnie Crosby of Tallahassee and Betsy Crowe of Panacea; a sister, Myrtice Hurst of Quincy; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2003.
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Rufus Register Jr., 70, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at his residence after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Martha Jo Register. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at 4 p.m. CDT Saturday at East Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bonifay. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a member of Seminole Baptist Church and had retired as an insurance agent for Woodmen of the World. Other survivors include a son, Gregory Dean Register of White Fish, Mont.; two daughters, Deborah Lynne Johnson (and husband Dave) of Crawfordville and Beverly Kemp (and husband Billy) of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Kyle, Katelyn and Troy Kemp; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Frank Reeves and Gerald Sellars. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/28/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Martha P. Renfroe, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EST Friday at St. Marks Baptist Church in St. Marks, with burial at St. Marks Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). She was born in Boston and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1985. She was a member of St. Marks Baptist Church. She is survived by five sons, Ronny Seres of Pflugerville, Texas, Danny Seres of Austin, Texas, Johnny Seres of Bradenton, Ricky Seres of Jacksonville and Gary Seres of Crawfordville; a stepson, Danny Renfroe of Tifton, Ga.; four daughters, Gloria Ward and Priscilla Deitz, both of Crawfordville, Diane Leider of Titusville and Linda Seres of Austin; a sister, Shirley Young of Tallahassee; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/10/2005.
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QUINCY - Al G. Revell, 89, died Friday, March 12, 2004. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at Mission Road Church of God in Tallahassee, with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. EST until the service Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. He retired from Borden's Dairy in 1982 after 36 years of service. He was a member of Mission Road Church of God for more than 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Clois Revell of Quincy; a daughter, Helen Bond (and husband Larry) of Okeechobee; a son, Robert L. "Bob" (and wife Gloria) of Apopka; a sister, Jessie Hewett (and husband Byron) of Tallahassee; a brother, James E. Revell (and wife Nona) of Clearwater; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/13/2004.
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GRAND RIDGE - Alva Lynn Revell, 79, a retired schoolteacher for the Sneads Elementary School, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Marianna. The service will be at 11 a.m. CST Tuesday at the chapel of Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads (850-593-9900), with burial at Millsprings Cemetery in Jackson County. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. CST today at the funeral home. Mr. Alva Lynn Revell was a native of Liberty County. He moved to the Grand Ridge-Sneads area early in his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Merle Revell; two daughters, Lynn Peacock (and husband Bruce) and Phyllis Chumley (and husband James), both of Sneads; a sister, Mable Summers of Bristol; two brothers, Forrest Revell of Wewahitchka and Melton Revell of Bristol; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/9/2006.
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Barney Calvin Revell, Jr. June 25, 1931 – May 18, 2016 Loving Husband, Father and Friend "Calvin" as his family called him, was the first born to Barney & Thelma Revell. He was born in Carrabelle, FL and raised in Sopchoppy, FL. He entered the Coast Guard at 17 and served his country with 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. During his service he participated in several famous missions including charting the first navigational path on the Northwest Passage and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Barney is preceded in death by his son Roger, brothers; Ronnie and Murray and sister; Kathy and survived by his wife of 50 years; Marcia, sons Ray and Don and his wife Denise, 4 grandchildren; Kaitlynn, Courtney, Austin and Dillan, Brothers; James and Ricky and Sister; Frances. Calvin was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and also a Shriner. He was a member of several charitable and fraternal organizations such as; American Legion, DVA, MOAA, Moose Lodge and many others. Calvin is loved and missed by all who knew him. "Fair Winds and Following Sea" A Celebration of Life and Committal service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:00 am at Revell Cemetery, Sopchoppy, Florida. Arrangements are under the care of Skip Young with Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Published in The Wakulla News on June 16, 2016.
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OKEECHOBBE - Clois Gwyndolyn Revell, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Oakland Cemetery. Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg (352-787-4343) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Branch Street of God Church. Survivors include a son, Robert "Bob" Parker (and wife Gloria) of Apopka; a daughter, Helen L. Parker Bond (and husband Larry) of Okeechobbe; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al G. Revell on March 12, 2004, and her son, Clarence "Rusty" Parker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/29/2004.
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SOPCHOPPY - Daniel "Wes" Revell, 67, a carpenter, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Medart. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and was a Baptist. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He is survived by a brother, Hardy Revell of Crawfordville; five sisters, Eugenia R. Moore (and husband L.B.) of Adel, Ga., Mary Parker (and husband Elmer) of Valdosta, Ga., Marie Smith Busbee (and husband Tracey) of Woodville, Mattie Jordan of Woodville and Elaine Matthews (and husband Ken) of Sopchoppy; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/6/2004 - 10/7/2004
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Doris Lee Revell, 59, a clerk for Inland Corp., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at Aaran Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). She was born in Lawton, Okla. Survivors include a daughter, Kim Bratcher of Crawfordville; a son, Jeffery Scott Robinson of Crawfordville; three brothers, Roger W. Robinson and Rodney Robinson, both of Crawfordville, and Clyde Robinson of Port Charlotte; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/25/2006.
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WEWAHITCHKA - Forest Alfred Revell died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at his home surrounded by his family. The service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Westside Baptist Church, with interment at Jehu Cemetery. Pastor Derrick Gerber and Dr. Floyd Wright will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Charles Mayhann, Benny Pridgeon, Drexel Revell, Elton Revell, Hall Summers, Phil Summers, Jimmy Revell and John Revell. Honorary pallbearers will be Covenant Hospice staff, David Carl Gaskin, Jerry Gaskin, Earl Peak, Greg Johnson, John Hanlon, Morris Shavers, David Causey and Bob Davis. A viewing will be one hour before the service. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT today at the church. Comforter Funeral Home (850-639-2271) is handling arrangements. Flowers will be appreciated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westside Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1145, Wewahitchka, FL 32465, or Covenant Hospice of Bay County, 107 19th St., Panama City, FL 32905. He was born July 5, 1922, to Ezra and Nina Revell of Liberty County. He graduated from Liberty County High School in Bristol and attended the University of Florida. Forest moved to Port St. Joe and worked with St. Joe Paper Co. for six years. Later, he moved to Wewahitchka and opened Revell's IGA, which he ran for 30 years. After retiring from the grocery business, he became a park ranger for the Dead Lakes State Park. He dedicated 18 years of service to the Gulf County School Board as a bus driver. Other areas of service include the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Board, where he served as president and secretary; on the Alabama Cooperative board for four years; Rotary Club member for 40 years; Wewahitchka Medical Center board member; charter member of the Wewahitchka Fire Department; and a board director of Citizens Federal Savings and Loan for 44 years. Forest was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Forest is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy Revell; a son, Allen Revell of West Palm Beach; a daughter, Micah Peak (and Dennis); three grandchildren, Megan, Christopher and Mallory Peak, all of Wewahitchka; a sister, Mable Revell of Bristol; a brother, Melton Revell of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Nina Revell; six brothers, Clarence W. Revell, John Mansel Revell, Thurman E. Revell, O.Z. Revell, Alva Lyn Revell and Wallace Culver Revell; two sisters, Lillie Belle Worthington and Mary Lavonna Larkins; two nieces, Delores Parrish and Gwendolyn Shuler; and two nephews, Guy Revell and Edward Revell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/18/2006.
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Crawfordville - Hunter Bradley Revell, the infant son of Danny Revell and Lisa Ezell, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT today at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Lee and Lynn Walker and Charles and Anne Revell, all of Crawfordville; his maternal grandparents, Diana Ezell of Woodville and Henry Ezell of St. Marks; and his paternal great-grandparents, Henry and Rochelle Smith of Tallahassee, Joe and Mary Jo Hargrove of Chattahoochee, Roscoe Revell of Sopchoppy and Bobby and Ellen Walker of Havana; his maternal great-grandparents, Virginia Ezell of Tallahassee and Della and Owen Shanks of New Jersey; an aunt, Andrea Vernon of Tallahassee; and an uncle, Henry Ezell of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/17/2003 - 7/18/2003.
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Niceville - James Clay Revell of Niceville passed away on April 20, 2001, at the Twin Cities Hospital of Niceville, Fla., after a long battle with cancer. He had been a Niceville resident since 1959. James was born May 27, 1935, in Sopchoppy, Fla., to Wilma Ruth Cruse and Chauncey Clay Revell. Most who knew him locally called him "Big Jim." He went by "Buddy" to his brother and sisters and by J.C. to others. He liked to fish, squirrel hunt, play guitar, play pool and had a circle of friends he loved playing poker with. He had a remarkable memory for numbers and dates. James joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954. After basic training in Texas, he was stationed at Eglin Auxiliary Field 3, Fla., Japan, Eglin AFB, Fla., Turkey, George AFB, Calif., McConnell AFB, Ky., and Da Nang, South Vietnam. He retired from the military after 23 years. He also retired from the Okaloosa County Road Department in May 2000 after 11 years of service. He married the former Lenora Vogel in 1959. James was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his son Kenneth Clayton Revell and Frankie Slifko, daughters Lisa Faye Demara and husband Mike, Jane Allison Rushing and husband Joe, of the local area. He leaves sister Carrie Davis and husband Howard, brother William R. Revell, and sister Audrey Hiers and husband David, all of Sopchoppy, Wakulla County, Fla.; sister Shirley Coulter of Conway, S.C.; grandchildren Zachary Clay Revell, Morgan-Elyse Gabrielle Revell of Crestview, Daniel Drew Demara, Paige LeeAnn Demara, step-grandchildren Eric and Lacy Slifko of Niceville; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special supportive friend, Bill Webb of Niceville. Visitation will be Monday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Niceville, Fla. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Rosemont Baptist Church, Niceville, Fla., with the Rev. Dr. Sharber Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Heritage Gardens Cemetery, Niceville, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the City of Niceville Relay For Life Team to support the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville, Fla., at 1405 John Sims Parkway.This article can be found on page B2 of the April 23, 2001 Daily News
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Louise M. "Pam" Revell, 72, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in Sopchoppy after a courageous battle with cancer. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends after the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Sumatra and had lived in Sopchoppy for 50 years. She was a member of Sopchoppy United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Stephen M. Revell of Sopchoppy; a daughter, Renee Revell of Austin, Texas; a brother, Joseph Drew Olah of Crawfordville; and a sister, Mary Catherine Zorn of Crawfordville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Revell, and a brother, George Olah. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/13/2004.
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BRISTOL - Maggie S. Revell, 95, who retired as the owner of Sunset Motel in Tallahassee, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol, with burial at Lake Mystic Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Adams Funeral Home (850-643-5410). Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Mystic Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 486, Bristol, FL 32321, or Tandem House, 1650 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She also retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles and was a retired school teacher. She is survived by a son, Guy Revell (and wife Betty Jo) of Tallahassee; a sister, Eunice Duggar of Bristol; four grandchildren, Kendahl Daniels, Bronwyn Moderau, Garrett Revell and Dardra Revell, all of Tallahassee; five great-grandchildren, Chance, Chelsa, Grayson, Daniel and Cristy; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Revell, and a son, Edwin Revell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/20/2004.
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O.Z. Revell, 91, a vocational-agriculture teacher for public schools, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Burial will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Lake Mystic Baptist Church Cemetery in Bristol. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Tallahassee, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Mr. Revell taught vocational agriculture for 33 years following graduation from the University of Florida in May 1938. He organized the first Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter at Vernon High School in school year 1938-39. During World War II, Mr. Revell taught classes in the morning at Vernon and drove 18 miles to teach in Chipley in the afternoon. He also supervised one of the largest farm-machinery repair shops in the state. After the war he served as a local supervisor of the Veterans Institutional Farm Training Program. After a 14 -year tenure as a teacher in Vernon, he moved to Tallahassee and continued his teaching career at Crawfordville High School for two years and Leon High School for 15 years before his retirement in 1970. Following retirement, he continued to pursue his agriculture interest by establishing and managing a tree farm in Liberty County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallahassee. He is survived by two sons, Drexel Revell and Elton Revell, both of Tallahassee; a daughter, LaUna Revell Glover (and husband Glenn) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a grandson, Brian Glover of Atlanta; four granddaughters, Lisa and Laurie Revell, both of Tallahassee, Kristin Glover of Atlanta and Stacy Hardy of Rome, Ga.; a sister, Mable Summers of Bristol; four brothers, Culver Revell of Graceville, Forest Revell of Wewahitchka, Melton Revell of Orlando and Alvalyn Revell of Sneads; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Willie Larkins Revell; his parents Ezra and Nina Revell; two sisters, Lavonia Larkins and Lillie Belle Worthington; and three brothers, Clarence, Mansel and Thurman Revell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/29/2004.
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Raymond Guy Revell, 75, died Sunday, March 6, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Northwoods Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7772 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Guy was born in Sylvester, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He graduated from Leon High School in 1947 and Florida State University in 1951. He was the former owner and operator of Revell Motors and the Gulf Wind Motel. He was employed as an automobile salesman by Tallahassee Ford for 33 years and Champion Chevrolet for six years. He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity, the Oddfellows, the Tallahassee Lions Club and the Old Timers Breakfast Club and an honorary Leon County deputy sheriff. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Love of his fellow man allowed him to give of himself freely, always helping those in need. He served in the National Guard. He also served as a deacon and treasurer for Haywood Cates Baptist Church for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Yates Revell; a son, Raymond Garrett Revell; three daughters, Kendahl Revell Daniels, Bronwyn Revell Moderau (and husband Larry) and Dardra Revell, all of Tallahassee; and five grandchildren, Chance Daniels, Chelsea Daniels, Grayson Guy Revell and Daniel Moderau, all of Tallahassee, and Cristy Moderau Aponte of Fayetteville, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Maggie Revell, and a brother, Edwin Revell. He ran the race and fought a good fight. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/8/2005.
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BRISTOL - Reese H. Revell Jr., 79, division chief for the Tallahassee Fire Department, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in Blountstown. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at First Baptist Church of Bristol, with burial at Lake Mystic Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (850-674-2266). Mr. Revell was born July 3, 1927, in Liberty County and had lived there most of his life. Reese retired from the city of Tallahassee as a Division Fire Chief after 33 years. He was a member of the First Baptist in Bristol and served as a deacon for several years. Survivors include his wife, Helen Revell; two daughters, Reesa E. Revell and Maurie Crimmins, both of Bristol; a son, James M. Revell of Bristol; a brother, James Harry Revell of Panama City; three grandchildren, Sarah Creely, Cassandra Salo and Becky Laverne; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Revell was preceded in death by a son, Larry E. Revell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/16/2007.
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BRISTOL - Ruth Vernell Revell, 94, who retired from the Florida Department of Agriculture, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Blountstown. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at First Christian Church in Bristol, with burial at Bristol Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Adams Funeral Home (850-643-5410). Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4349 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446. Survivors include a son, Jimmy Revell (and wife Shirley) of Greensboro; a daughter, Tot Butler (and husband Jerry) of Bristol; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mansel Revell, and a daughter, Gwendolyn Shuler. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/27/2004.
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Monticello - Sara Shuman Revell, 79, who retired as a clerk for the Florida House of Representatives, died Monday, June 23, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at First Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial at Roseland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (997-5612). Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 493, Monticello, FL 32345. A native and lifelong resident of Monticello, she was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and the ladies' Dorcas Sunday School Class. Sara had many friends in the Tallahassee area from her long employment in the House of Representatives. She is survived by three sons, Albert N. Revell and Davis T. Revell, both of Monticello, and Clifford Revell of Hiawassee, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Carol A. Revell of Monticello; two granddaughters, Ramsey Revell and Hadley Revell, both of Monticello; a sister, Mary Moody of Dothan, Ala.; two brothers, "Tippy" Shuman and "Cap" Shuman, both of Monticello; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nason Revell, and a daughter, "Poppy" Revell Fulford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/25/2003.
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Steve R. Revell, 78, a retired geologist and registered real estate broker, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife, Louise M. "Pam" Revell. The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sopchoppy United Methodist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 Sopchoppy United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 85, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. Mr. Revell was born in Tallahassee but was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy. He was a member of Sopchoppy United Methodist Church and he owned Steve Revell Real Estate Company for 33 years. A graduate of Sopchoppy High School, he spent one year at Bolles Military School in Jacksonville, earned a degree in agriculture from the University of Florida and a degree in geology from Florida State University. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the in the Army's 101st Airborne and 327 Glider Infantry divisions. Other survivors include a son, Montgomery Revell (and wife Kim) of Sopchoppy; and a daughter, Renee Revell of Austin, Texas. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/30/2002
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Winifred Posey "Winnie" Revell, age not given, who had been an automotive accountant and office manager for 33 years, died Friday, July 18, 2003. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. EDT until the service at the funeral home. She was a native of Medart and a longtime resident of Tallahassee. Survivors include a sister, Nan Posey Willis of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ernest H. Revell, and her parents, Tom and Claude Posey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/19/2003.
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MADISON - Charles Arthur Revels, 71, died Monday, May 1, 2006. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Midway Baptist Church, with burial at Midway Cemetery. (Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel 850-973-2258.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/3/2006 - 5/4/2006.
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MAYO - Lessie Keen Revels, 96, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Perry. The service will be at 4 p.m. EST Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church in Mayo, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EST today at the chapel of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo (386-294-2658). She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/17/2004.
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PANAMA CITY - Retired Chief Master Sgt. Gilbert G. "Duke" Reyes, 75, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, after a long illness. The service will be at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, with Father Pete L. Zalewski officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories, with full military honors conducted by Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard. Family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home (850-763-4694), with a rosary given at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2012 A Lisenby Ave., Panama City, FL 32402. He was a resident of the local Panama City area since 1971, moving there from Goose Bay Labrador, Canada, and was a member of the St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Panama City. Mr. Reyes served his country in the United States Air Force for 30 years: World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam era. Mr. Reyes worked for Joe Ed Davis as a charter boat captain and volunteered at the retiree's office for a while until illness made him quit. He will be loved and missed dearly by friends and family. A very special thanks to Dr. Malamud and his staff and Dr. Nichols and his staff. Mr. Reyes is survived by his wife of 50 years, Stella; five children, Pat Sanders (and husband Richard) of Crawfordville, Gil Reyes Jr. (and wife Janice) of Washington, D.C., Anthony Reyes (and wife Donna) of Charlotte, N.C., Terry Sellers (and husband Jimmy) of Tallahassee and John of Colorado; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer and Francisco Consuegra of Panama City, Richard Sanders Jr., Kristi Sanders, Nicholas, Steven and Daniel Reyes, Christopher Reyes (and wife Saydee), Laura Reyes, Gabriel, David and Benjamin Reyes and Dylan and Austin Sellers; a great-grandson, Lyric Oaks; a brother, Sam Reyes (and wife Janie) of San Antonio; and many, many nieces and nephews all over the country. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Retired Sgt. Anthony Reyes, United States Marine Corp. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/1/2003.
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Samuel A. Riccardi, 83, a retired chemical engineer, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Westminster Oaks Health Care Center. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Elinor Riccardi. No services are planned. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at the home of Greg and Ann Riccardi, 2006 W. Randolph Circle. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193) is handling arrangements. Born Oct. 25, 1920, in Newton Falls, Ohio, he received his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1948. He worked for the Olin Corp. for 30 years and following his retirement, he taught at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering for nine years. Other survivors include a son, Gregory Riccardi (and wife Ann) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Nicolyn Rinck (and husband Les) of Jackson, Mich., and Pamela Paschke (and husband Paul) of Boca Raton; a sister, Katie Giuliano (and husband Salvatore) of Newton Falls, Ohio; and nine grandchildren, Libby, Ellen and Emily Rinck, Mary, Christian and Elizabeth Riccardi and Elesa, Emma and Deanna Paschke. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/10/2004.
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Tommie Allen Rich, 50, died Friday, March 26, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Teri Lynn Rich. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EST Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). He served in the Air Force and was a Mormon. Tommie enjoyed driving trucks, helping other people and spending time with his dog, Bearington. He was an avid outdoorsman. Other survivors include a son, Justin Rich of Illinois; his father, Ed Rich of West Frankford, Ill.; his mother and stepfather, Edna Louise and Charles Norman of Woodville; a brother Edward D. Rich (and wife Ann) of Alligator Point; a half-brother, Michael Charles Overton of Woodville; a niece, Celia Rich of Havana; and a nephew, Edward Charles Rich of Alligator Point. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/28/2004.
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Charles Richards, 75, a self-employed businessman in the construction business, died Saturday, March 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Belle Richards. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday at Woodville First Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (421-2333). Mr. Richards was born in Moultrie, Ga., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1961. He was a Baptist. He was also an Army veteran. Other survivors include five sons, Raymond Houston of Crawfordville, Leon Richards, Gerald Richards, Kenneth Richards and Gary Richards, all of Tallahassee; two daughters, Patricia Pepper of Tallahassee and Jean Whaley of Crawfordville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/23/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Fannie Bell Kelly Richards, 79, a homemaker, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at the funeral home. She was a member of Medart Assembly of God and a longtime resident of Crawfordville. She loved to play bingo, travel, and can and cook foods in her spare time. She is survived by five sons, Raymond Houston of Crawfordville and Leon Richards, Gary Richards (and wife Patty), Gerald Richards and Kenneth Richards (and wife Maureen) all of Tallahassee; two daughters, Jean Whaley (and husband Lester) of Crawfordville and Patricia Holstein (and husband Everett) of Tallahassee; one brother, Hansel Kelly of Woodville; three sisters, Lou Ella Harnage of Crawfordville and Ann Dabney and Martha Jenkins both of Woodville; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles M. Richards; her mother, Emily Kelly; two sons, JR Houston and Bud Houston; and one grandson, Shawn D. Whaley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/12/2006.
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WAKULLA STATION - Mark Richards, 48, died Sunday, March 23, 2003. He is survived by his life partner, Lydia Markley. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Woodville. Family will receive friends after the service Saturday in the parish hall of the church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Princeton, N.J., and was well-known as a fine athlete. He attended Berkshire School on a hockey scholarship and played baseball, football and lacrosse. He attended Florida State University and majored in mechanical engineering. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the National Federation Of the Blind. He was a former employee of Florida State University, where he worked for the instrument shops at the College of Engineering, Department of Physics and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute. At the time of his death, he was looking forward to returning to work. Other survivors include his mother, Doris Richards of Princeton; a sister, Joan Barber of Princeton; a brother, Ray Richards (and wife Tina) of Rock Hill, S.C.; and three nieces. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/28/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert S. "Bob" Richardson, 76, who retired as a ticket agent at Eastern Airlines after 29 years of service, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Mills Richardson. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177) is handling arrangements. Family will receive friends after the service at the home of Robby and Sheri Powers. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or a favorite charity. Formerly of Jacksonville, he moved to Tallahassee in 1967 and made Crawfordville his home 30 years ago. He was a member of Seminole Baptist Church. An Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was a member of Riverview Lodge No. 306 F&AM in Jacksonville. Other survivors include a daughter, Deborah Ann Richardson Cobb (and husband Bill) of Jacksonville; two sons, Ray Andrew Richardson (and wife Melanie) and Chad Everett Richardson (and wife Kristin), both of Tallahassee; and four grandchildren, David Cobb and Haily, Kelsey and Riley Richardson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Sue Richardson, and a son, Rodney Richardson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/6/2006.
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MONTICELLO - Ouida C. Richenburg, 85, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (997-5612), with burial at Godwin Cemetery in Cairo, Ga. 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 32308-5428. She was born in Cairo, was a former resident of Orlando and had lived in Monticello since 1993. She was a member of Conway United Methodist Church in Orlando, the United Methodist Women of Orlando, the Speakers and Builders Sunday School Class in Orlando and the Triple LLL Senior Citizens Organization in Monticello. She is survived by three sisters, Amanda C. Ouzts of Monticello, Claudia C. Weller of Orlando and Beatrice C. Alessandrini of Panama City Beach; two sisters-in-law, Lenora H. Chitwood of Tallahassee and Louise W. Chitwood of Monticello; and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/27/2004.
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Luther "Luke" Richter, 73, who retired from City of Tallahassee Fire Department after 32 years of service, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Barbara Burns Richter. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, June 16, at Seminole Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Seminole Baptist Church Building Fund, Tallahassee, FL. Luke was born in Washington County, Fla., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1954. He was a member of Seminole Baptist Church and had served as president of the Talquin Heights Homeowners Association for seven years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed NASCAR and Seminole basketball. Luke is also survived by four sons, Jerry Richter, Dennis Richter, Scott Richter, all of Tallahassee, and Bill Lucas of Crawfordville; two daughters, Allison Burton (and husband Ken) of Tallahassee and Lorrie Harvey (and husband Riley) of Crawfordville; and one brother, Billy Ray Richter (and wife Mary Lou) of Kinard, Fla. "Pa Luke" was grandfather to Josh Burton, Tara Ellinor, Rhett and Logan Harvey, Jeri and Hadley Richter and Holli and Emilee Lucas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Collie and Dovie Richter, and his sister, Luttrell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/14/2007 - 6/15/2007.

In Loving Memory Luther "Luke" Richter Our family wishes to convey sincere appreciation for your thoughtful expressions to us following the death of our loved one, Luke. You will never know how much comfort were received from prayers, cards, phone calls, visits, food, monetary contributions to our church's building fund, floral arrangements, & many other acts of kindness, We are especially appreciative of the quality care provided to him over the years by Dr. Barbara Williams, Dr. Ray Dolly & Cheryl Holms. During his final hospitalization, Dr. Cremins and Kim in the ER worked tirelessly to make him comfortable. Renee & Kristy, nurses in the Angie C. Deeb Cancer Unit of TMH, stood with us like members of our family until the very end. And last, but not least, we are especially appreciative of Reverend Brian Mimbs and his attentiveness to our spiritual needs during this difficult time. May God continue to bless each of you in a mighty way. Barbara (wife), Allison and husband Ken, Lorrie and husband Riley, Jerry, Dennis, Scott, and Bill (children) and Josh, Tara, Rhett, Logan, Jeri, Hadley, Holli and Emily (grandchildren). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/4/2007.
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DOUGLAS - Dr. George M. Ricketson, 90, who retired as an orthopedic surgeon for the U.S. Navy, died Sunday, March 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Lillie B. Ricketson. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broxton United Methodist Church in Broxton, Ga., with burial at Broxton City Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ricketson Funeral Home in Douglas (912-384-1155). Memorial contributions may be made to Broxton United Methodist Church, Broxton, GA 31519. He was a former resident of Sopchoppy and the Franklin and Wakulla county areas. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees and attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta. Other survivors include two sons, Dr. George M. Ricketson III (and wife Peggy) of Pensacola and Charles W. Ricketson Sr. (and friend Heidi) of Broxton; three stepsons, Glynn Moorman of Ambrose, Ga., Larry Moorman of Tifton, Ga., and Clyde Moorman of Douglas; a brother, Dr. Greer Ricketson of Nashville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/30/2005.
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John Spencer "Jack" Ridner, 73, died Sunday, July 20, 2003. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 815 Piedmont Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Fairchild Burial & Cremation Services (386-8686) is handling arrangements. Mr. Ridner was born in Newark, N.J., and attended Admiral Farragut Academy. He graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School, where he was a member of the track team and competed as a cross-country runner. During the 1950s, he served in the Air Force, last stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City. In the early days of television, he began a career at stations in Panama City and Pensacola, prior to coming to Tallahassee as a member of the initial staff of WCTV-Channel 6. Here, among other on-air activities, he was "Foreman Jack," hosting a regionally popular children's show, "Circle 6 Ranch," which was broadcast daily before a live audience. Mr. Ridner later joined the advertising and sales staff at WCTV, and subsequently was involved professionally in the mobile home and automobile industries in Tallahassee. He did extensive freelance advertising for local and regional companies and was active as a motivational speaker for local businesses and civic organizations. In recent years, Mr. Ridner resided at Shell Point Beach, where he had been a member of the Apalachee Bay Yacht Club since 1987 and an avid sailor whose love for sailing took him to numerous ports in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. He was a board member of the Tallahassee Quarterback Club and the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department at Shell Point, Station No. 4, where he also served as a volunteer firefighter. Mr. Ridner was a tireless fundraiser for many charities and organizations, lending his talents as an auctioneer for WFSU's annual fund-raiser for more than 30 years, and to the American Cancer Society as an auctioneer for the Annual Stephen C. Smith Regatta at Shell Point. He was a frequent speaker at Sunday Services at Seafarer's Chapel at Shell Point. Survivors include a son, Geoffrey Ridner of Tallahassee; a daughter, Victoria Ridner Wahl (and husband Jeff) of Tallahassee; a sister, Patricia Leonard (and husband Bill) of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Travis Ridner, Ryanne Lee and Adam Lee, all of Tallahassee; four nieces; and a longtime and close companion, Joeann Vesecky of Shell Point Beach. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Ridner. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/22/2003.
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MONTICELL0 - The Rev. Lester E. Rigdon, 91, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at his home in Jefferson County. The service will be at 1 p.m. CDT Friday at Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial at Cody Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Those who wish to make contributions may make them to Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 3812 Tram Road, Monticello, FL 32344. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929) in Tallahassee is handling arrangements. A native of Baker County and a former resident of Jacksonville, he had resided in Jefferson County since 1971. He was a member of the SonShine Conference of Florida, where he served on the Examining Committee for years and actively helped construct several churches and parsonages for the Florida Pentecostal Holiness Conference. He was a member of Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church, serving as pastor from 1970 to 1981, and returned to Cody as pastor emeritus in 1998. He was a faithful prayer warrior. After his retirement, he served as interim pastor of several churches in the surrounding areas. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Tyson Rigdon; two sons, Elvin Rigdon of Satellite Beach and the Rev. Charlie Rigdon of Cleveland, Ga.; a stepson, Edward Bratcher of Crawfordville; three daughters, Cleo Breon and Hazel Bruce of Monticello and Marzell Jackson of Whitehouse, Texas; three stepdaughters, Patricia Roddenberry of Crawfordville, Betty Wells of Brevard, N.C., and Shelia Harrell of Crawfordville; a sister, Evelyn Wilbanks of Slocomb, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/21/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard Louis Riggio, 65, a retired law-enforcement officer and Air Force crew chief for the 75th FIS Flying Tigers, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in Crawfordville. A private memorial service will be Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He is survived by two daughters, Shari and Jehnifer, and five grandchildren, Alysia, Kristen, Paul, Cory and Patrick. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/8/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Annie K. Riles, 77, a retired housekeeper/domestic worker, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at noon EDT Saturday at Brim Fountain AME Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Durden Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) and from 10 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a member of Brim Fountain AME Church, where she served as secretary, stewardess, steward and a mother of the church. She also was a member of the Pallbearer Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Robert Mitchell and Joseph Riles, both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Elizabeth Riles and Josephine Riles, both of Crawfordville; a sister, Evangelist Cora Mae Harris of Chicago; four grandchildren, Kaytonia Riles, Travis Webster, Sierra Webster and Angelica Webster, all of Crawfordville; a special niece, Lessie Gavin of Crawfordville; and other cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/5/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Diane Rivers, 49, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Crum's Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Diane Rivers Trust, Wakulla State Bank, Crawfordville, FL. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Charles Rivers; two sons, Charles Rivers of Spring Hill, Tenn., and Jonthomas Rivers of Crawfordville; two daughters, Allison Diane Chason of Crawfordville and Rebecca "Becky" Sims of Woodville; two brothers, Robby Robinson and Landers Robinson, both of Gordon, Ga.; a sister, Brenda Ethridge of Gordon; and eight grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/25/2003.
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Leaston H. Rivers, 83, the retired owner and operator of Rivers Sporting Goods, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Lewis Rivers. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Rivers was a master technical sergeant in the Marines during World War II, serving in Midway. He attended Crossway Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as an FSU baseball fan. Other survivors include a daughter, Carol Bahorski (and husband Tom) of Tallahassee; two sons, Johnny Rivers (and wife Nan) of Live Oak Island and Leslie Rivers of Crawfordville; a daughter-in-law, Melinda Rivers of Havana; an aunt, Hilda Knight of Lake Charles, La.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/20/2003 - 6/21/2003.
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TALLAHASSEE: Ruby Durrance Rivers, 91, of Tallahassee died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002. The service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, with burial at 4 pm at St. John's Methodist Church Cemetery in Santa Fe, Fla., (about one mile north of the intersection of county roads 236 and 239). Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday at Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or Big Bend Hospice. Born in Medart, Fla., Aug. 26, 1910, to Walter Sylvester and Mary Hadie Whaley Durrance, she was the youngest of three daughters in a family of nine children. She moved to Tallahassee at age 16 to live with her Aunt Sallie Durrance and cousins, Bertie, Devota, Helen and Copeland and to finish high school at Leon High. She moved to Jacksonville and became a cosmetologist. While working in Gainesville, she met her future husband, T. H. Rivers. They married Oct. 27, 1933, and she attended the University of Florida while he finished his degree in agriculture. Her husband was a teacher and then a farmer's market manager for the state, so they made moves to Reddick, Dade City, Webster, LaBelle and Immokalee, all the while raising a family of five. She did work occasionally but always felt her 'real' job was making a home and raising their children. She moved to Tallahassee in 1963, bought her home and sent her two younger children to high school. She was widowed in 1965. She worked for several schools here in Tallahassee before she fully retired. She was so proud to be a charter member of Calvary United Methodist Church and was a faithful member in attendance the rest of her life. She cared as deeply for her ministers and friends at church as they did for her, and they became her extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Howell Rivers; granddaughter Toni Ann Goff; grandson Robert Pittman Jr.; great-granddaughter Mary Ellen Pittman; and daughter Janet Rivers Ryland. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ellen Pittman of Springfield, Ga., and her husband, Robert; daughter, Joe Ann Goff of Tallahassee, and her husband, Phillip; daughter Ruby Lee Dickey of Tallahassee, and husband, Julian; son, Walter Thomas 'Tom' Rivers of Tallahassee, and wife, Jenny; brother, Willard K. Durrance of Medart, and wife, Monteen; six grandchildren, Katherine Ann Ryland, Janet Lynn Ryland, Jeff Goff, Tommy Goff, Loren Goff and Nicky Rivers; seven great-grandchildren, David Pittman, Cole Goff, Amber Goff, Dylan Goff, Gabrielle Aucoin and Danielle Cox. She is also survived by a large and loving extended family and many wonderful friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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PANACEA - Betty Jean Rizza, 79, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, in Crawfordville. Services are private. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518) is handling arrangements. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Harris, and her grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/11/2003.
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PANACEA - Dustin Neal Robb, 13, a student at Wakulla Middle School, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, in Gainesville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. EDT today at the home of Carl and Beth Metcalf, 744 Alapaha Ave., Panacea. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850- 926-3333) is handling arrangements. Dustin was born in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident of Panacea. He attended Panacea Congregational Holiness Church. Dustin is survived by his parents, Neal and Janie Robb of Panacea; a brother, Matthew Metcalf of Panacea; a sister, Karla Wood of Panacea; and his paternal grandmother, Dorothy M. Lynn of St. Marks. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2005.
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PANAMA CITY - Bessie Lee Barnes Roberts, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. CST Friday at Lewis Funeral Home (850-623-2243) in Milton, with Revs. Adrian Wingate and George Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at the Hickory Hammock Community Cemetery, with the funeral home directing. Family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. CST before the service at the funeral home. She was a native of Santa Rosa County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Callaway in Panama City. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Rollo McWaters (and husband Herman) of Crawfordville and Jane Rollo Franklin of Pensacola; a son-in-law, Leonard Hicks of Sopchoppy; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Roberts Schroeder (and husband Bobby) of Panama City; a stepson, John K. Roberts Jr. (and wife Debra) of Panama City; seven grandchildren;12 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John K. Roberts Sr., who was of Panama City, and Frank M. Pearson, who was of Holley; a former husband, King David Rollo, who was of Holley and the father of their three children; her sister, Marie Cooper McCoy, who was of Sheffield Village, Ohio; and a daughter, Jewel Lee Rollo Hicks, who was of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/30/2004 - 12/31/2004.
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Chesler Crandall Roberts, 23, Sopchoppy youth who died in Ely, Nevada, May 6, will be buried at Vaus cemetery near Sopchoppy, probably on Sunday. Roberts, born Feb. 23, 1916, fractured an arm in a fall and died while on the operating table, relatives were informed. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and had been stationed at Ely for a month. Among the survivors are his father, V. L. Roberts; three sisters, Mrs. T. H. Wilder of Sopchoppy, Mrs. L. I. Cooper of Crawfordville and Mrs. Earl Clyatt of Micanopy; six brothers, John and Luther Roberts of Crawfordville and Lee, Malcolm, Ted and Wilson Roberts of Sopchoppy and several nieces and nephews. Published 11 May 1939.
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EUSTIS - David Wilson Roberts, 50, and his wife, Esther Louise Johnson Roberts, 35, of Moorehaven, died Sunday as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. A native of Sanborn, Florida, he was superintendent with the Florida Division of Corrections, a member of Woodmen of the World, a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion. Both he and his wife, a native of Rosebud, S. D., were members of the Moorehaven Baptist Church, where they had lived for the past 15 years. Survivors include their two sons, David Wilson Roberts, Jr., of Jacksonville and Kenneth Roberts of McClenny; five daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Bosse of Somersworth, N. H.; Mrs. Gloria Hodgson of Jacksonville; Nancy L. Roberts, Patricia A. Roberts and Maribeth L. Roberts, all of Moorehaven; her mother, Mrs. Rachel Johnson of South Dakota; her brother, Arnold Johnson of White River, S. D.; her sister, Mrs. Karole Harkins of Dona Vista; his five brothers, John Roberts of Sopchoppy; Luther Roberts and Ted Roberts, both of Crawfordville; Lee Roberts and Malcolm Roberts of Tallahassee; his two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Cooper of Crawfordville, and Mrs. Vivienne Weaver McMath of Tallahassee; and seven grandchildren. J. A. Culley & Sons is in charge of arrangements. Published May 1970 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Doretha H. Roberts, 68, a data processor at Florida State University, died Wednesday, June 9, in Medart. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at University Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT today at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home, 4037 Monroe St., Tallahassee (562-1518). She enjoyed flowers and sewing. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Rochell Roberts of Crawfordville; two sons, Cleveland Roberts (and wife Fannie) of Tallahassee and Jimmie Roberts (and wife Gwen) of Georgia; two daughters, Michelle Roberts and Glynis Roberts, both of Crawfordville; five grandchildren; a brother, Cleveland Hart of Miami; and five sisters, Ophelia Lovett of Miami, Eunice Moreland of Tallahassee, Mary Mann of Jacksonville, Evelyn Roberts of Miami and Nelly Bryant of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Utley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/12/2004.
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Edgar L. 'Lee' Roberts, 94, of Tallahassee died Saturday of natural causes. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). A native of Wakulla County, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1943. He was a retired Trailways bus driver who was commended by his employer for driving nearly 2,000,000 miles without a chargeable accident. He planted a garden every spring until he was 91 years old and was well known for sharing the produce with others. He was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Marlan G. Roberts of Tallahassee; three daughters, Thelma R. Meltsner of Stanwood, Mich., and LaJuana R. Michaels and Betty R. Folsom, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Malcolm E. Roberts of Tallahassee; a sister, Vivienne R. Weaver of Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Published 1 Jun 1997 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Eva Blank Roberts, 88, of Tallahassee, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in Crawfordville. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 29, at Harvey-Young Funeral Home Chapel in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leon County Humane Society, 413 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. She was a native and lifelong resident of Tallahassee and she retired from the Leon County school system. She drove a school bus for many years and then worked for the school food services department. She is survived by a daughter, Teresa R. Porter (and husband Albert) of Crawfordville; a son, John D. Roberts of Stockbridge, Ga.; two grandchildren, Anna Wittig (and husband Herman) of Tallahassee and Deborah Nichols of Woodville; and five great-grandchildren, Chrystal Radabaugh of Tallahassee, Kitty Nichols of Woodville, Jessica McKenzie of Tallahassee, Stephen Wittig of Tallahassee and Stinson Wittig of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas S. Roberts; a grandson, Bill Mayfield Jr.; a great-grandson, B.J. Nichols; and a great-great-granddaughter, Angel Lucille Radabaugh. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/26/2007.
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Frances McKenzie Roberts, 82, of 2701 Tharpe St., died Monday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel. A native of Sanborn, she had lived in Tallahassee 50 years and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, E.L. Roberts of Tallahassee; a son, Marlan Roberts of Tallahassee; three daughters, Thelma Meltsner of Stanwood, Mich., and LaJuana Michaels and Betty Folsom, both of Tallahassee; two brothers, Judson and Kendall McKenzie, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Alma Cooper of Tallahassee; and 16 grandchildren. Published 16 Mar 1988 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Helen Maxine Roberts, 70, who retired from K-Mart, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Monticello. A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Michael Wester of Tallahassee and Bobby Roberts of Medart; two daughters, Teresa Garrett of Tallahassee and Twila Lamb of Monticello; two brothers, Tommy Beauchamp of Atlanta and Roy Beauchamp of Gainesville, Va.; three grandchildren, Seth Garrett, Raymond Garrett and Jennifer Roberts; and a great-grandson, Cole Garrett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/3/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Houston Wayne Roberts, 71, a longtime employee of Gulf Coast Lumber, died Monday, March 19, 2007, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, April Roberts. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Lake Ellen Baptist Church, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Wright, Fla., and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1984 when he moved from Tallahassee. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Other survivors include two sons, Mark Roberts of Tallahassee and Scot Roberts of Lafayette, La.; a daughter, Robin Roberts of Freeport, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Terri Johnson of Wakulla Station and Debi Revell of Sopchoppy; a brother, Vernon Roberts of San Jose, Calif.; a devoted cousin, Sandra Meador; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/20/2007.
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MONTICELLO - John J. Roberts, 77, a retired engineer and farmer, passed away Monday, October 15, 2007, at his home in Waukeenah, Florida. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 18, 2007, at the Waukeenah Methodist Church in Waukeenah. Interment will follow the service at Waukeenah cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (850-997-5612) from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428. Mr. Roberts was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He was a member of the Waukeenah Methodist Church, Farm Bureau and an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Roberts also served our country in the Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Hooks Roberts of Waukeenah; four sons, Robbie Roberts (Vicky), Rodney Roberts (Monica), Jason Roberts (Gwen) and Phillip Dobbs (June); two daughters, Kathy Reagan (Ray) and Debra Bishop (Marc); two sisters, Bette Boland (James) and Melinda Lilliston (Tommy); 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Roberts and Mattie Lou Poppell, and one sister, Ramona Hasty. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/16/2007.
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SOPCHOPPY - John R. Roberts, 84, of Sopchoppy died Tuesday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Vause Branch Cemetery in Wakulla County. Friends may visit at Lee Henderson Funeral Home Inc. of Crawfordville today between 5 and 9 p.m. A native of Sanborn, he lived in Wakulla County most of his life. He was a retired logger. Survivors include four sons, Bud and Bill Roberts, both of Sopchoppy , Randolph and Eddie Roberts, both of Tallahassee; five daughters, Laveda Hodge of Sopchoppy, Margaret L. Godwin of Spartanburg, S.C., Elizabeth Smith of Tallahassee, and Callie Quigg and June Seymour, both of Crawfordville; two brothers, E.L. Roberts and Malcolm Roberts, both of Tallahassee; one sister, Vivienne Weaver of Tallahassee; 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on Wed. July 11, 1984.
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Kenneth R. Roberts, 77, an insurance agent for the state of Florida, died Saturday, July 17, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Maryzelle Roberts. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at First Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home, 4037 N. Monroe St. (850-562-1518). Kenneth enjoyed cooking for many local organizations. He loved his family and his church family. Other survivors include a daughter, Kim R. Williams of Monticello; three sons, Kevin R. Roberts and Kerry R. Roberts, both of Tallahassee, and Keith P. Roberts of Woodville; three grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Davis of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/19/2004.
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Mrs. Mabel Hines Roberts, 68, of Crawfordville, died Thursday morning after an extended illness. A native of Whigham, Ga., she had lived in Wakulla County for 33 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. She had been a school teacher for 43 years, her last 33 at Crawfordville High School, before her retirement in 1966. Survivors include her husband, Luther Roberts of Crawfordville; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn R. Flack of Vero Beach; one sister, Mrs. Erma H. Sellers of Tallahassee; two brothers, James W. Hines of Tallahassee and Henry L. Hines of Dunnellon; two granddaughters; and a number of nieces and nephews. J. A. Culley and Sons Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. Published Feb 1970 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Malcolm Eugene Roberts, 87, of Tallahassee died Tuesday. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vause Branch Cemetery in Wakulla County. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191). A native of Sanborn and resident of Tallahassee since 1947, he was a Baptist. He is survived by two sons, Eugene Norwood of Panama City and Larry C. Roberts of Sanborn; a daughter, JoAnn Hadland of Tallahassee; a sister, Vivienne Weaver of Tallahassee; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Published 30 Jul 1997 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Mary Elizabeth Tucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Tucker, was born December 20, 1872, married V.L. Roberts October 20, 1895. Died February 11, 1936. She left a husband, V.L. Roberts, three daughters, Mrs. T.H. Wilder, Mrs. L.I. Cooper and Miss Vivienne Roberts, seven sons, John, Lee, Luther, Malcolm, Ted, Crandell, and Wilson Roberts, all of Wakulla county, twenty-nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. C. H. Williams, Wauchula, Fla., three brothers Rufus Tucker, Arran, Marion Tucker, Tallahassee, and Oliver Tucker, Sopchoppy, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss. Mother was taken seriously ill on Friday, February 7, and inspite of medical aid and all that loving hands could do, she passed away at 11:25 the following Tuesday evening. We miss her very much, and we know that her place can never be filled at home, but we know it was the will of her Lord. We know she was ready to go, and we will try to bear the loss as best we can. She was laid to rest in the Vause cemetery with her loved ones, who have gone on before her.

Dearest mother, you have left us;
And the loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereaved us,
And he can all our sorrows heal.

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Tallahassee - Mary Eunice Roberts, 84, a retired accountant for the Department of Transportation, died Thursday, March 6, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at Forest Heights Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Perry. She was an active member of Forest Heights Baptist Church since 1967 and a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Gordon Roberts of Tallahassee and Gary Roberts (and wife Mary Ann) of Tallahassee; a niece and adopted daughter, Alice Graham Brady (and husband John) of Perry; three sisters, Vi Pickles of Lake Park, Ga., and Florine Cope and Iris Wells-Riddell, both of Perry; a brother, Floyd Sheffield of Perry; six grandchildren, David Roberts of Atlanta, Adam Roberts of Tallahassee, Randa Malloy of Atlanta, Kay Todd of Fort Walton Beach, Becca Jiminez of Crawfordville and Kathryn Roberts of Tallahassee; six great-grandsons; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.G. Roberts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/7/2003.
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Mary Newman Roberts, 93, a prominent and longtime resident of Tallahassee, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005. She was the widow of the late Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice B.K. Roberts. No funeral services are planned pursuant to Mrs. Roberts' instructions. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the B.K. and Mary N. Roberts Scholarship Fund at the Florida State University College of Law, FSU Foundation Inc., c/o Office of Planned Giving, 2010 Levy Ave., Building B, Suite 300, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2660. All checks should contain a note in the memo section stating: "B.K. and Mary N. Roberts Scholarship Fund in the College of Law." The daughter of James F. Newman and Eva Allen Newman of Bagdad, she was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Greenville, Madison County. Mrs. Roberts was a 1929 graduate of Leon High School, where she served on the student council and was a basketball star. She was a 1933 graduate of Florida State College for Women, now Florida State University, with a teaching certificate. Mrs. Roberts began work at the Capitol the day after graduating from college stuffing envelopes in the office of the late Secretary of State Bob Gray. Soon after she began this assignment he needed someone who could take dictation and she was given a job working with Secretary Gray. Mary Newman and B.K. Roberts were married in August 1937. Many years later he would credit her fierce loyalty and moral support in difficult times as being the foundation of his highly successful legal career. Mrs. Roberts was the only woman ever selected by Ed Ball, the wealthy and influential Jacksonville lumber executive, to serve on the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation board. He often asked her to serve as hostess at Wakulla Lodge, where he entertained friends from all over the world. She was a gracious lady who put great attention to detail into everything she did. When entertaining the British ambassador to the United States and his wife, Lord and Lady Ramsbotham, she took them straight to Wakulla Springs. The trip down the river gave the ambassador, an avid birdwatcher, a close look at some rare specimens. This was followed at precisely 5 o'clock by tea served English style in Ball's private quarters at Wakulla Lodge on china brought by Mrs. Roberts. In 1955, at a meeting of the American Bar Association in England, the Lord Mayor of London was showing Mrs. Roberts the paintings on the ceiling of Guild Hall. A photograph of the two in this scene was sent around the world, and Mrs. Roberts' granddaughter, Mary Anne Terrell, treasures the photo today. The late Allen Morris, who was a veteran journalist and author of the Florida Handbook that became the essential textbook on state government in Florida and clerk emeritus for the House of Representatives, wrote in the 1973-74 edition of the handbook: "It was Justice Roberts and his wife, Mary, who stimulated the interest of the compiler, then a Miamian, in the historic aspects and lore of the other Florida." During World War II, Mrs. Roberts volunteered as a Red Cross nurse's aide in Jacksonville. In Tallahassee, she was very active in the community, volunteering at Faith Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and in the restoration of Goodwood Plantation. She was a founding member of the Community Foundation of North Florida. She was a member of the Economics Club of Florida, Capital Tiger Bay Club and was a charter member of the Governor's Club. As a Seminole Booster, she attended all FSU home football games until 2003. As a guide for living, Mrs. Roberts kept the following quote on her dressing table: "I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect for I shall not pass this way again." She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Roberts Miller; two granddaughters, Mary Anne Miller Terrell and Kara Roberts Ganim; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas F. Roberts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2005.
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Milton W. Roberts, 37, 3323 Old Bainbridge Road, died early today in a Jacksonville hospital, after a lengthy illness. Roberts, a 1947 graduate of Leon High School, received a civil engineering degree cum laude, from the University of Florida in 1952. Roberts worked with the State Road Department for 15 years as a civil engineer, and had been employed with Capital Prestressed Concrete in Jacksonville since February of this year. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Roberts, one son, Brad Roberts, and one daughter, Diane Roberts, all of Tallahassee. Published Sep 1967 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Robert Camron Roberts, 46, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193), with a private burial at Rock Hill Cemetery in Chipley. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He is survived by his mother, Robbie Jones of Tallahassee; a son, Jared Camron Roberts of Bellingham, Wash.; two daughters, Amanda Jean Smith of Tallahassee and Jessica Ruthann Roberts of Bellingham; a sister, Cindy Ann Wessinger of Summerfield; three grandchildren, Maxie Jean Smith of Tallahassee and Robert Cameron Rowley and Savannah Truth Roberts, both of Bellingham; a niece, Jennifer A. Cavanaugh of Tallahassee; and a nephew, Daniel Gene Cavanaugh of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel A. Roberts; his stepfather, Vance Jones; and a sister, Sandra Jean Roberts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2005.
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Thomas F. Roberts, 60, who was manager of a beverage company, died Thursday, July 15, 2004. The service will be at 7 p.m. EDT Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). His ashes will be scattered at sea. Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Office of the President, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 or Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Roberts was the former owner of the Drive In Video Store and was an avid fisherman. He is survived by a daughter, Scout Ganim (and husband Emil II) of Tallahassee; his mother, Mary Newman Roberts of Tallahassee; a sister, Mary Jane Roberts Miller of Tallahassee; four grandchildren, Kayli Ganim, Dennis Ganim II, Syre Ganim and Emil Ganim III, all of Tallahassee; and a niece, Mary Anne Miller Terrell of Guam. He was preceded in death by his father, B.K. Roberts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/18/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Luther Roberts, 68, of Crawfordville, died Monday unexpectedly. He was a native of Sanborn, and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He was a Baptist. Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Roberts Flack of West Palm Beach; four brothers, John Roberts of Sopchoppy, Lee Roberts of Tallahassee, Malcolm Roberts of Tallahassee, and Ted Roberts of Crawfordville; one sister, Vivienne Weaver of Tallahassee, and two grandchildren. Culley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published Feb 1974 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CAIRO - Guy Wayne Robertson, 59, an automobile painter, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Clark Funeral Home Chapel in Cairo (229-377-1414), with burial at Long Branch Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. He is survived by three sons, Guy Dean Robertson and Brian Mark Robertson, both of Cairo, and Wade Edward Robertson of Whigham; a sister, Sarah Touchet of Cairo; three brothers, James Robertson of Cairo and Floyd Robertson and Aaron Robertson, both of Crawfordville; and six grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/26/2003.
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OCHLOCKNEE Lynn Robertson, 63, a dry cleaner for Rose City Laundry, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home chapel in Cairo, Ga., (229-377-1414), with burial at Long Branch Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He is survived by a son, Kenneth Robertson of Thomasville, Ga.; a daughter, Peggy Cumbest of Homer, Ga.; a sister, Sarah Touchet of Cairo; four brothers, Aaron Robertson and Floyd Robertson, both of Crawfordville, and James M. Robertson and Guy Robertson of Cairo; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2002.
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Earl Robison, 72, a retired maintenance supervisor who had worked for the Leon County School board serving Leon County for 35 years, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002. He is survived by his wife of six years, Ruth A. Robison. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Thursday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518). Family will also receive friends during the week and after the service Thursday at the home of Linda Wilkes (421-2781). A native of Wakulla County, he moved to Tallahassee after serving in the Army. Other survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Raker, Earline Robison and Linda Wilkes, all of Tallahassee, Becky S. Smith of Crawfordville and Jennifer A. Tice of Tallahassee; five stepsons; a stepdaughter; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and 15 stepgrandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/17/2002 - 12/18/2002.
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SPRING CREEK - Herman Leroy Robison, 59, died Thursday, April 12, 2007, at the Gainesville V.A. Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at the Panacea Full Gospel Assembly Church, with Pastor B. B. Barwick officiating. Interment will be in the Debra Nell Cemetery, Spring Creek. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the Panacea Full Gospel Assembly Church. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home (904-266-2337) of Baldwin is in charge of arrangements . He was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and served in the United States Army. He was the owner and operator of Robison Vinyl Siding. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Sue Robison of Spring Creek; daughter, Michelle Robison of Spring Creek; his mother, Leverne Robison of Spring Creek; brother Mark Robison of Crawfordville; sisters, Janice Nazworth and Loretta Guess, both of Crawfordville, and Rochelle Revell (and Buck) and Brenda Sanders (and Percell), both of Sopchoppy; grandchildren, Rachel Robison and Kasey Turnbull; and stepchildren, Delaina Turnbull of Sopchoppy and Steven Braswell of Georgetown, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Robison; brothers Virgil and Dewey Robison; and sister Vickie Robison. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/14/2007.
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HAVANA - John "Running Bear" Robison, 43, a handyman, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna Robison. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EST Monday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST today at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518). He attended Bible Believer's Fellowship. He was a member of Oak Hill Tribal Town of Perry. He was a drummer in The Decendants. His home was always open to and full of area neighbors and children. Other survivors include a daughter, Shelby Ann Robison of Havana; two sisters, Joyce Mears of Blountstown and Dorothy Robison of Crawfordville; a bother, Robert Robison of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/5/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Virgil A. Robison, 54, a commercial fisherman, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Robison of Spring Creek. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Faith Holiness House of Prayer in Wakulla Station, with burial at Debra Nell Cemetery in Spring Creek. Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the church. Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny (904-259-2211) is handling arrangements. Mr. Robison was a Baptist and a member of the Commercial Fisherman's Association of Wakulla County. Other survivors include three sons, Bobby Robison and John Robison, both of Spring Creek, and Jason Robison of Wakulla; two daughters, Debbie Barrineau of Cairo, Ga., and Carolyn Cloud of Ochlocknee, Ga.; his mother, Lavern Robison of Spring Creek; two brothers, Leroy Robison of Spring Creek and Mark Robison of Crawfordville; four sisters, Brenda Sanders and Rochelle Revells, both of Sopchoppy, Loretta Guess of Crawfordville and Janice Nazworth of Shadeville; and seven grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/1/2004.
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Peggy H. Rocco, 80, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at her residence. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 13, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Along with her husband, she was owner and secretary/treasurer of Rocco Pipe and Supply for over 50 years. Peggy was born and raised in Tallahassee and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Louis A. Rocco Jr.; three sons, Louis A. "Rocky" Rocco III (and his wife Laura) of Alligator Point, Michael R. Rocco (and his wife Terry) of Crawfordville and Richard O. Rocco of Tallahassee; two daughters, Toni Schenck (and her husband Joe) and Josephine Diehl (and her husband Lyle) both of Tallahassee; a brother, Ralph M. Hartsfield Jr. of Havana; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Lawson of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Carol H. Warren of Titusville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Peggy's care givers, Brenda and Phyllis for the loving care they gave to Peggy during her illness. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/11/2007.
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Ina Revell Roche, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Seminole Baptist Church, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850- 385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317. She was a native of Bristol and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She retired from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles and was a longtime member of Seminole Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Roche (and wife Sheila) of Tallahassee; a brother, the Rev. Russell Revell of Woodville; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Timothy Roche. She was preceded in death in 1990 by her husband, Carl Roche. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/29/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Eula Mae Rodgers, 91, a homemaker, died Friday, March 12, 2004, in Medart. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Vincent, Ala., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 60 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sopchoppy. She is survived by three sons, Richard Douglas Rodgers (and wife Agnes) of Sopchoppy, Clayton Rudolph Rodgers (and wife Guadalupe) of Crawfordville and Willie Eugene Rodgers (and wife Mary) of Tampa; two daughters, Linda Sue Brumby (and husband Joe) and Christine Allday, both of Tallahassee; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jo Ann Mayfield. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/14/2004
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Moralyn JoHelen Roebuck, 49, a home day-care provider, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144), with burial at Southside Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. The Elder Sandra Thompson will officiate. She was a native of Hartford, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She attended Hallowed Be thy Name Church of God in Wakulla Co. She is survived by her devoted caregivers, Patsy Roebuck and Frances McMillian; two brothers, Larry Roebuck (and wife Paulette) and Melton Roebuck; two sisters, Marie Harper (and husband Raymond) and Mary Roebuck; a godson, Alphonso McMillian Sr.; two aunts, Marie Roebuck and Sally Geter; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Willis and Ruby Nell Roebuck, and a brother, Tommy Ray Roebuck. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/9/2004.
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Tallahassee - Frankie Mann Rogers, 61, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, following a brief illness. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Good Hope Church Cemetery in Telogia. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) is handling arrangements. Frankie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who generously shared her love of music and art and will always be remembered for her multiple talents. She is survived by her husband, Phil Rogers; her father, Ruben Frank Mann of Woodville; a daughter, Gina Field of Tallahassee; two sons, David Morris (and wife Janet) of Telogia and Lynn Morris (and wife Belynn) of Metter, Ga.; a brother, Larry Mann (and wife Charlotte) of Lake Talquin; a sister, Peg Simpson (and husband Ron) of Crawfordville; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/18/2002.
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Robert "Bob" M.C. Rose, 82, an attorney, died Saturday, March 4, 2006. A memorial service is being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Wakulla Springs, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0390. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877- 8191) is handling arrangements. He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Macon, Ga., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He saw combat in the South Pacific and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. After returning to Macon, he graduated from Mercer University and Walter F. George School of Law. Bob came to Tallahassee in 1966 and practiced law as staff counsel for the Florida Public Service Commission from 1968 to 1973. In 1973, he joined Myers, Kaplan Law firm of Miami, and one year later, he returned to Tallahassee to open a successful branch office of that firm. In 1987, he founded Rose, Sundstrom & Bentley Law firm and continued to practice and specialize in public utility law and utility regulation, with a focus on water and sewer. Bob Rose loved nature, especially natural waterways, and was an expert on Florida's underground aquifers. Swimming in the springs of Wakulla County was one of his greatest joys and he continued to do so, year round, until his death. He is survived by four children, Hans Rose (and wife Geri) of Asheville, N.C., Mark Rose (and wife Tina) of Lakeland, Kathy Rose of Satellite Beach and Wallace Rose of Tallahassee, and their mother, his friend and former wife, Dorothy Rose Perkins of Pinehurst, N.C. He is also survived by his longtime friend, Janet Erwin of Tallahassee; and his grandchildren include: Bailey and Seychelle Rose of Lakeland, Laura and Molly Mougenel of Satellite Beach and Sarah Rose of Asheville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/11/2006.

Robert M.C. Rose, 82, an attorney, died Saturday, March 4, 2006. A memorial service will at 3 p.m. EDT Friday at Wakulla Lodge at Wakulla Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Wakulla Sprigs, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0390. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 4/22/2006 - 4/23/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Gladys Beulah Hill Rosier, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1, with burial at the church cemetery. The viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Grant Richardson Jr. Memorial Chapel at Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144). Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardsoncares.org. She was a native of Crawfordville and a member of the Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1. Survivors include six children, Harry Rosier, Donna Rosier Rollins, Greg Rosier, Dennis Rosier (and Willie Mae), Melvin Rosier and Angela Rosier; 31 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/30/2006.
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Josie Bell Rosier, 85, of North Highlands, Calif., died Sept. 3, 2005. A home-going service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church, 1418 Sopchoppy Highway in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Friends may send cards and expressions of sympathy to Strong & Jones Funeral Home, 551 W. Carolina St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850-224-2139). She was born to Rodian and Trave on Aug. 27, 1920, in Wakulla County. She was a devoted wife to George W. Rosier. She was a loving mother and grandmother. During her life, she worked as a beautician, substitute teacher, child-care provider and home-health aide. Josie also volunteered at local hospitals. She joined New Testament Baptist Church near Sacramento, Calif., in 1974. For many years she was an active member of a number of auxiliaries, including Senior Ushers' Board, Women's Mission and Women's Choir. She was also an avid Sunday school participant. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/9/2005.
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Leonard Alphonso "Pee Wee" Rosier, 54, who worked for Olin Corporation, died Sunday, August 5, 2007, in Gainesville, Fla. The service will be at noon Saturday at Greater Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. Survivors include his father, Raymond Hines (and Geneva) of Crawfordville; his mother, Inez Randolph (and Clarence) of Tallahassee; four brothers, Jeffrey Allen, Everette Allen (and Angeles), both of Tallahassee, Randall Allen of Los Angeles, Calif., and Prentice Randolph of Hawthorne, Calif.; his grandmother, Loney Rosier of Sopchoppy; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/16/2007.
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Thomas Bruce Rosier III, the infant son of Brandi T. Williams and Thomas Rosier Jr., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Springhill Missionary Baptist Association Cemetery in Wakulla. Miller Funeral Home Inc. (878-9778) is handling arrangements. He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Lucille Jeter of Carrabelle; his paternal grandfather, Thomas Rosier Sr. of Sopchoppy; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Bronson of Crawfordville; his maternal step grandfather, Roy Ware of Crawfordville; his maternal grandfather, Willie Brown of Woodville; his maternal step grandmother, Sandra Brown of Woodville; his maternal great-grandmother, Bernse Brown of Woodville; a brother, Isaiah Rosier of Apalachicola; and two sisters, Christian Grace and Demetria Lyons, both of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/27/2002.
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Mable Louise Ross, 83, a former purchasing agent for the state of Florida, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (942-2929), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Born in Havana, she was a lifelong resident of the Tallahassee area. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, William D. "Bill" Ross of Tallahassee; five brothers, Herbert Roberts of Woodville, Wayne Roberts and Andy Roberts, both of Sopchoppy, Walter Roberts of Crawfordville and Tommy Roberts of Wakulla County; a sister, Ruby Anderson of Thomasville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Charlie Miller of Texas, Terresa Grosvenor of Tallahassee and Dawn Stevens of Conway, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler and Dylan; a special niece, Connie Campbell; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Ross Miller. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/2/2003
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CHAIRES - Myra P. Ross, 52, a cosmetologist, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Ross. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvest Chapel in Tallahassee, with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-421-2333) in Woodville. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Chapel, 3600 Louvinia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. She was a lifelong resident of Chaires and a member of Harvest Chapel. Other survivors include two sons, Danny Ray Ross (and wife Lisa) of Woodville and Bobby Lee Ross of Chaires; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Ross of Woodville; three brothers, Carol Edward Smith and Joseph James Smith, both of Tallahassee, and William Lee Smith (and wife Eva) of Fort White; four sisters, Inez N. Hollingsworth (and husband Michael) of Thomasville, Ga., Hattie Mae Callentine (and husband Jesse) of Woodville, Lillia Pickell (and husband Claude) of Crawfordville and Sarah Smith Coe (and husband Eddie) of Woodville; three grandchildren, Amanda Davis, Danny Ross Jr. and Trevor Ross; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2004.
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Louise Marie Rowe, 78, who retired as director of housekeeping at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at 2:30 p.m. EDT Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. 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 Wakulla County Senior Citizens, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. She was recently a door greeter at Sam's Club. She was born in Kinston, Ala., and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Tallahassee. She is survived by a son, Lamar "Haddy Call" Henderson (and wife Linda) of Crawfordville; a brother, James Edward Sellers of St. George Island; a sister, Orene Coffield of Paxton; three grandchildren, Jerry Henderson (and wife Melissa) of Tallahassee, Tommy Henderson (and wife Donna) of Crawfordville and Jordan Henderson of Crawfordville; two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Cole Henderson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Cody Sellers, and a sister, Mildred Burlison. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/14/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Bryan Royce, 35, a construction-industry laborer, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in Tallahassee. The memorial service will be at 6 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 23, at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). He graduated from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee in 1990. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He loved to hunt and fish. He was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by two sons, Jonathan and Michael Royce of Crawfordville; his father, Chuck Royce (and wife Sherrie) of Crawfordville; his mother, Christel Royce of Tallahassee; one brother, Hunter Royce of Crawfordville; and a stepsister, Aralea Simmons of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2007.
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Michael L. Rozier, 53, who worked with computers in the communications department for the U.S. Navy, died Monday, June 14, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Rozier of Jacksonville. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139). Viewings will be from 1 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday and from 9 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday, both at the funeral home. He was a native of Tallahassee. Survivors include his father, Theodore R. Rozier of Tallahassee; a stepson, Ronnie Lunford of Jacksonville; a stepdaughter, Latoya Lunford of Jacksonville; two brothers, Rodney Rozier (and wife Mechelle) of Concord, N.C., and Dwight Rozier of Tallahassee; two uncles, Bishop Thomas Brown of Jacksonville and David J. Rozier of Sopchoppy; an aunt, Doris Mackey of Sopchoppy; his mother-in-law, Margaret Holley of Jacksonville; three sisters-in-law, Rosalin Rozier of Tallahassee and Vannette Henderson and Tracie Holley, both of Jacksonville; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva M. Rozier, and a brother, Theodore B. Rozier. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/17/2004.
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QUINCY - Elbert Jack Rudd, 89, died Sunday, July 18, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Chiquita Rudd. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Gretna Baptist Church in Gretna, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529). He was a lifelong resident of Quincy. Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Campbell of St. Marks; a brother, Earl Rudd (and wife Jean) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Eloise Mathis of Lake Placid and Evelyn Johnson of Tennessee; his mother-in-law, Lucile Johnson of Bristol; a grandson, Greg Fenn of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Mary Brockmeyer of Tallahassee; two stepsons, John T. Sanders and Bo Sanders, both of Hosford; two stepdaughters, Sharon Crews of Hosford and Karen Dawkins of Quincy; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/19/2004.
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Hayward Leb Rudd, 85, a retired painter, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Bible Believers Fellowship Church, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Believers Fellowship Church, 6341 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32310. A native of Tallahassee, Hayward's ancestors were Florida pioneers. He was a Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Galloway (and husband Bo) of Tallahassee and Evelyn Fulford (and husband Tommy) of Crawfordville, and six grandchildren, Tammy Knoll-Anderson of Tampa, William "Bill" Clark of Tallahassee, Cherrie Stillie of Louisiana, Jill Bryan of Tallahassee and Jeff Bryan and James Galloway, both of Wakulla County. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/24/2006 - 2/25/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - James Conrad "Jimbo" Ruehl, 62, an electric safety supervisor for the Florida Public Service Commission, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Colleen M. Ruehl. A celebration of life will be from 2 to 5 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 5 at Pickin' Parlour, 4566 Aaron Road, Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritans Purse for Operation Christmas Child, 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32832. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly D. and Todd Tucker of Crawfordville; a brother, David Ben Ruehl (and his wife Cindi) of Sanford; a grandson, Matthew Tucker; three aunts, Vivian Newberry, Peggy Fawbush and Della Ruehl; and two nephews, Nathan Alan Ruehl and Kevin Montgomery Ruehl. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/29/2004.
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WEST PALM BEACH - Arlene Hilliard Ruggles, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. The graveside service will be 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at Palm Beach Memorial Park in Boynton Beach. Pastor Ken Roughton will be officiating. Tillman Funeral Home (561-965-4412) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5028, or Union Mission Ministries, (www. wefeedpeople.com) P.O. Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321. She was born Feb. 22, 1911, in Framingham, Mass. She was the fifth of seven children. She attended Framingham Teacher's College and taught in a local elementary school until her marriage to John "Jack" King Ruggles Jr. After Jack's graduation from medical school in Boston, they settled in Massachusetts and eventually raised four children. After Jack's death in 1961, Arlene moved to Palm Beach County and became a Realtor. She was active in Palm Beach Lakes Church of Christ until her move to Tallahassee in 2003, where she attended Timberlane Church of Christ. She spent the last year and a half at Harbor Chase Assisted Living where she loved playing games and was known for her competitive spirit. She had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by her family. She was lovingly known as Narnie. God was her source of strength throughout her life. She went to be with her Lord on Jan. 4, 2007. Survivors include a son, Philip (and Maxine) of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Lois Bartelme (and Norm Hansmeyer) of Crawfordsville, Iowa, Elizabeth "Beth" Paul (and John) of Portland, Ore., and Ruth Akers (and Les) of Tallahassee; a sister, Ruth D. Hilliard of Tallahassee; a brother, Richard F. Hilliard of Providence, R.I., 10 grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/9/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Loraine Ruhl, 81, a mother, artist and gardner, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at home. A celebration of her life will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at Hudson Park. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born April 21, 1925, in Chicago, less than one minute before her identical twin sister, Laverne. Loraine moved to California with the family in 1935. She attended schools in San Leandro, Calif., Oakland, Calif., and Sacramento, Calif. Loraine was the first female at her high school to earn a varsity letter for sports. She accomplished this as a freshman at the age of 13, starting for the varsity boy's baseball team as a shortstop all four of her high-school years. Soon thereafter, she was a member of the Oakland Bay Bombers roller-derby team and drove Army convoy trucks during World War II. At the age of three, she contracted scarlet fever. As a result of the illness, she suffered heart damage and was expected to die by age six. As a young adult, she spent over a year in a tuberculosis isolation ward where she was again expected to perish. She overcame the illness and never quit, living a long and full life, giving birth to four children. Loraine will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include three children, Stefane Horvath and Douglas Horvath (and wife Leslie Jorgensen), both of Crawfordville, and Geof Horvath of Salem, Ore.; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; her father; her husband; two sisters; and a son, Gregory Horvath. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/19/2006.
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PANACEA - Julia G. Ruppert, 81, who retired as a data processor for Civil Services in 1989, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Tallahassee. No services are planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in New York City and was a resident of Panacea for 15 years. After retirement, she sold books at the Tallahassee Flea Market. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, George Ruppert of Madison Heights, Mich.; a daughter, Nancy Stansell of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a cousin, Alice Lyons of Tierra Verde; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/4/2005.
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Sara Rogers Ruryk, 67, a bond specialist for the Florida Board of Administration, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Richard Ruryk Sr. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com),with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, 625B N. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. A native of Blue Springs, Ala., and a lifelong resident of Tallahassee, she was a devoted wife, loving mother and doting grandmother. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. She enjoyed doing for others and had a spectacular presence of humanity, which drew people to her. She cherished her position as bond administrator. When not working, she was an active member of the Seafarers Chapel at Shell Point. She enjoyed the chapel services and contributed to many of the chapel functions. She was a reunion committee member of the Leon High School Class of 1952 for several years and often played a great role in the success of the reunions and looked forward to revisiting past friends and classmates. She had a wonderful sense of humor which will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Her presence has enhanced our lives and will never be forgotten. Other survivors include a son, Rick Ruryk Jr. of Wakulla Station; two daughters, Carol Hedin (and husband Mike) of Atlanta and Beth Norman (and husband Mark) of Tallahassee; a brother, Billy Rogers (and wife Gwen) of Tallahassee; a sister, Janice Harvey (and husband Pat) of Crawfordville; two grandchildren, Genna Ruryk (and her mother, Teresa Nichols Ruryk) of Tallahassee and Andrew Hedin of Atlanta. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/23/2002.
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WAKULLA STATION - Sarah Page Ruryk, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Rick Ruryk. The service will be at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday at Magnolia Cemetery in DeFuniak Springs. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385- 2193), and from noon to 1 p.m. CST Tuesday at Jerry Evans Funeral Home in DeFuniak Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. She was born on Aug. 20, 1937, in Florala, Ala., and was raised in DeFuniak Springs. She moved to Wakulla County in 2003, following her marriage to Rick. She attended Florida State University and graduated from Jones Business College. Long active in chamber of commerce affairs, she served on the Board of Directors of the South Walton Tourist Development Council, the Walton County Economic Development Council, the Enterprise Zone Development Agency of Freeport and served as vice president of the Northwest Florida Chamber Coalition. She also was a member of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and the Tallahassee Lions Club. She retired as the executive director of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Seafarers Chapel of Shell Point and Freeport First Presbyterian Church, where she formerly served as the church organist. Other survivors include two sons, Don Husband (and wife Josie) of San Diego and Michael Husband (and wife Sallie) of Freeport; a brother, Billie Page (and wife Marise) of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Betty Ann Page Rainer (and husband Rex) of Auburn, Ala., and Peggy Gilbert (and husband John) of Gadsden, Ala.; a granddaughter, Erica Husband of San Diego; and three stepchildren, Rick Ruryk of Crawfordville, Beth Norman of Tallahassee and Carol Hedin of Atlanta. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/23/2006.
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SOPCHOPPY - Gary G. Rushton, 70, a retired Delta Airlines employee, died Thursday, April 13, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Edwards Rushton. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Born on October 13, 1935, in Indianapolis, he enjoyed the outdoors from the Everglades to North Florida; hunting as well as fishing. He was a free and accepted Mason Grand Lodge No. 171 of Florida for over 20 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Other survivors include three sons, Dale Rushton of Sopchoppy and Darrell Rushton (and fiancee Marla Danio) and Troy Rushton (and wife Terri), both of Lantana; a grandson, Bryan; two brothers; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/16/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alton Strickland "Shorty" Russ, 64, a pipefitter and mechanic, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carol Russ. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Alton was a native of Ivan and he was a member of Local 592 Pipefitters and Plumbers. He was a Baptist. Other survivors include a son, Tommy Russ of Crawfordville; a daughter, Lynette Russ of Crawfordville; a brother, Earl Russ of Tallahassee; five sisters, Jackie Russ, Delores Spears, Tommie Wilson, all of Crawfordville, Allie Lundbom of Westfir, Ore., and Gladys Crum of Crawfordville; and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/18/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Iris A. Russ, 90, a former employee of the state of Florida and a homemaker, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Thomas Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. She was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville and was a member of Ivan Assembly of God Church. She is survived by five daughters, Jackie Russ of Crawfordville, Tommie Wilson of Crawfordville, Allie Lundbom of Westfir, Ore., Delores Spears of Crawfordville and Gladys Crum of Tallahassee; two sons, Alton Russ of Crawfordville and Earl Russ of Tallahassee; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/27/2002.
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