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QUINCY - Hubert Sadler, 74, who retired as a truck driver for Gulf Coast Hatchery and a salvage yard owner, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Sadler. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (850-875-1529). A native of Decatur County, Ga., he had lived in Quincy for 45 years. Other survivors include three daughters, Debra Hurst of Lake Talquin, Sandra Gleaton of Quincy and Shelia Vause (and husband Jimmy) of Quincy; a brother, David Sadler; a sister, Leona Louthan; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a host of extended family and friends; and his dog, "Buddy." Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/26/2006.
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RIVERSINK: Joseph Cody Salas, the infant son of Mike and Lynn Salas, died Wednesday, March 13, 1991, at his home. The service will be at 4:30 pm Friday at Zion Hill Cemetery in Crawfordville. Additional survivors include a sister, Carrie Salas of Riversink; his maternal grandparents, Joe and Sue Duggar of Riversink; his paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Tony and Jeanette Salas of Riversink; his paternal grandmother, June Rowe of Baytown, Texas; his maternal great-grandparents, K.L. and Norma Claycomb of Riversink; and his paternal great-grandmother, Beatrice Ellis of Los Angeles. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville) Published in Tallahassee Democrat
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SOPCHOPPY - Aaron Jackson "Jack" Sanders, 66, a self-employed oysterman, died Saturday, October 6, 2007, in Apalachicola. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Revell Cemetery in Otter Creek, Fla. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the service at the cemetery. Harvey Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He was of the Holiness faith. He is survived by three sons, Carl Sanders, George Sanders and Robert Sanders, five daughters, Paula Rutherford, Margie Boozer, Jackie Lynn Ryals, Tina Hartsfield and Dot Sanders; six brothers, Anthony Sanders, Jerry Sanders, Gilbert Sanders, Noel Sanders, Willard Sanders and Richard Sanders; two sisters, Callie Strickland and Trixxie Sanders; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cassedra Jones Sanders; two sons Clayton and Wayne Sanders; and a brother James Sanders. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/7/2007.
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EASTPOINT - Andrew "Eugene" Sanders, 52, a commercial fisherman, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Sanders. The graveside service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday at Sanders Cemetery in Curtis Mills. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/25/2004.
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ST. MARKS - Charles Ray "Bo" Sanders Jr., 28, an electrician assistant for Lawson & Lawson Electrical Contractors in Tallahassee, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Tina Sanders. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at Oak Park Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing. Other survivors include a daughter, Destiny Sanders of St. Marks; a stepson, Austin Shaw of St. Marks; his father, Charles Ray Sanders Sr. of Tallahassee; his mother, Joyce Sanders of Crawfordville; and a sister, Tonya Sanders of Tallahassee. Dear Bo, I just wanted to say thank you once again for being my best friend and for being such a wonderful husband and father. The children and I will always love and miss you very much. Love, Tina Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/20/2003.
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FORT BRADEN - Edward W. Sanders, 60, who retired from Florida State University with 33 years of service, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Charlette Sanders, of Fort Braden. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mount Zion Pentecostal Holliness Church in Hosford, with burial at Hosford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 26, at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (850-875-1529). He retired after 27 years in the U.S. Army. His love in life was family and the outdoors. Other survivors include a son, Kirk Sanders (and wife Amanda) of Smith Creek; two daughters, Stacy Fletcher (and husband James) of Fort Braden and Arminda Ward (and husband Scott) of Tallahassee; his mother-in-law, Barbara Green of Fort Braden; and five grandchildren, Dustin, Hayley, Cody, Haidyn and Jake. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/26/2007
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SMITH CREEK - Henry Ander Sanders, 22, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Sanders Cemetery in Curtis Mill. Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was a lifelong resident of Smith Creek. He is survived by his parents, John Henry and Lucy Sanders of Smith Creek; his maternal grandparents, Frank and Pearly Revell of Sopchoppy; his paternal grandparents, Martha Sanders Daniels and John Daniels of Carrabelle; and several uncles and aunts. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/30/2003.
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QUINCY - Lois Hiers Sanders, 88, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at First Baptist Church Chapel in Quincy, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at the church chapel. Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677) is handling arrangements. Survivors include two sons, Vernon Sanders and Joe Sanders (and wife Peggy), both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Nancy Cherri (and husband Tony) of Alligator Point; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Sanders, and a daughter, Dot Sanders Peacock. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/14/2006.
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SOPCHOPPY - William Thomas Sanders Jr., 83, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Tallahassee after a brief illness. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday at the West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church, 117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. Mr. Sanders was a World War II Army veteran, having served in Alaska and the European Theater. He was retired from the state of Florida and Pan Am Airlines. He was a master Mason of the Ashmore Lodge #102 and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sopchoppy. He loved the Braves and his faithful companions, his dogs Gator and Woodie. Survivors include two sisters, Anita S. Townsend of Crawfordville and Juanita S. Roddenberry of Sopchoppy; a brother, John D. Saunders of Curtis Mill; several nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews who will dearly miss their Uncle "T". He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Sanders Sr. and Mattie Trice Sanders. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/10/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE: Corey M. Eglton Sandy, 23, of Crawfordville died Sunday, February 14, 1993, at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. The service will be at 2 pm Saturday at Mount Olive No. 1 Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Mount Olive No. 1 Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139). A native of St. Petersburg and longtime resident of Crawfordville, he was a student at Tallahassee Community College and a member of the Wakulla County Sheriff's Auxiliary. He is survived by his mother, Lou Jean Eglton of St. Petersburg; a brother, Tony Eglton of Crawfordville; three sisters, Celia Sandy, Stacy Sandy and Michelle Sandy, all of St. Petersburg; his stepmother, Rosa Lee Sandy of St. Petersburg; and his grandparents, Joe and Ruby M. Eglton of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Roy Franklin Sanford Sr., 68, a printer, died Saturday, November 10, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday Nov. 13, at Beulah Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. (prior to the service) Tuesday at the church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Anchorage, Alaska. He served in the U.S. Navy and had lived in the Wakulla County area since 1978. He was a Deacon at Beulah Baptist Church, a faithful servant of the Lord, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Imogene "Jean" Sanford of Crawfordville; a son, Roy Sanford (and wife Jonasa) of Crawfordville; two daughters, Rhonda Pigott (and husband Billy) of Crawfordville, and Kathy Crosby (and husband Larry) of Woodville; three grandchildren, Justin and Samantha Carraway and Savannah Crosby; and two sisters, Virginia Pilgrim of Little Rock, Ark.; an Helen Gibbs of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/12/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Allie B. Sapp, 72, a homemaker, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. She was a loving mother of two sons, Donnie Sapp (and wife Gayle) and Darryl M. Sapp, both of Crawfordville; a grandson, David S. Sapp; and a great-granddaughter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/20/2003.
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JACKSONVILLE - E. Allen Sapp Jr., 45, owner of ASAP Building Materials Co., died Wednesday, December 25, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Earl and Elna Sapp of Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Tallahassee Community College Foundation, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304. He was born in Raleigh, N.C., and lived in Tallahassee until 1987 when he moved to Jacksonville. He was an avid fisherman who participated in many tournaments. He enjoyed reading and writing poetry. Other survivors include four uncles, Bryan Sapp (and wife Elsie), Eddie Ward (and wife Mary), Bill Ward (and wife Helen) and Jim Ward (and wife Betty); and a host of loving friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/28/2002 - 12/29/2002
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RIVER SINK - John W. Sarvis, 88, who was a retired supervisor for the Southwood Plantation Farm Division, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Medart. The service was Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Carrabelle and lived in River Sink since 1975. He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Curtis Mills. As a young man, he worked in the civil service during World War II and was in charge of water chlorination at Camp Gordon Johnson. He was later employed by St. Joe Paper Co., Southwood Plantation Farm Division and by the late Ed Ball to tend to the personal maintenance of the mansion and Wakulla Springs. He is survived by a son, Stephen Sarvis (and wife Rose) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Gwen Wall (and husband Howard) of River Sink; two daughters-in-law, Judy Sarvis and Linda Sarvis; nine grandchildren, Renee, Rhonda, Tim, Rusty, Tory, Steve, Michael, Jamey and Amanda; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Sarvis; two sons, John Wayne and Raymond Sarvis; and a grandson, Zach Sarvis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/28/2004 - 7/3/2004
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Raymond E. Sarvis, 61, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, in Gainesville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (385-2193), with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. He was a native and lifelong resident of this area. He retired after 35 years as an engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation. He was an avid Florida State fan and loved to camp or go boating. He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. He is gone from our midst but memories of him will never be forgotten. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Linda Sarvis; a son, Tim Sarvis (and wife Betty Jo) of Wakulla; his father, John W. Sarvis of Wakulla; a brother, Stephen Sarvis (and wife Rose) of Tallahassee; a sister, Gwendolyn Wall (and husband Howard) of Wakulla; a sister-in-law, Judy Sarvis of Wakulla; two grandsons, Jacob Sarvis and Robert Sarvis, both of Wakulla; a goddaughter, Sommer Kilpatrick of Tallahassee; and many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Sarvis; a son, Zachary Sarvis; and a brother, John Wayne Sarvis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/12/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Annette S. Sasser, 71, a homemaker, died Friday, March 7, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333), with burial at Ivan Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. She was born in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. She was a member of Crawfordville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Dula of Marianna; three sons, Donny Anderson of Crawfordville, Ray Anderson of Freeport and Jimmy Anderson of Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Faye Benton Newby and Johnnie McCallister, both of Crawfordville; a brother, Aaron Strickland Jr. of Crawfordville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/9/2003.
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CARRABELLE - Zilphia Cooper Odom Sauls, 98, a retired seamstress, died Friday, June 4, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Carrabelle United Methodist Church. Kelley-Riley Funeral Home in Carrabelle (697-3366) is handling arrangements. She was a native of McIntyre, living in Carrabelle most of her life. She was a member of Carrabelle United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, William Odom of Panama City; two daughters, Madge Odom Matheson of Crawfordville and Melba Odom Ball of Carrabelle; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/7/2004.
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Alice Scott Scanland, 81, a self-employed artist, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005. No services are planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Columbia, S.C., and was a resident of Tallahassee since 1977, moving here from Pensacola. She was a member of LeMoyne Art Foundation. She taught art for children and adults at her home. In her younger years, she was active in the Dock Street Theater in Charleston, S.C. She was a wonderful mother and will be missed by many. She was a Lutheran. She is survived by a son, Scott Scanland (and wife Nelwyn) of Wakulla Station, and a grandchild, Audrey Atkinson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/9/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Louis Francis Schirf, 35, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, died Sunday, April 13, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Schirf. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1 in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Strong & Jones Funeral Home chapel (224-2139). A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at St. Marks Catholic Church in Altoona, Pa., with the Rev. Henry Riffle officiating. Mr. Schirf was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church. Other survivors include two sons, Tomas Michael of Cresson, Pa., and Maurice Antonio of Crawfordville; a daughter, Natasha Nicole of Crawfordville; his parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Schirf of Altoona; two sisters, Anne Baker (and husband S. Andrew) and Elda Clyma (and husband David) of Virginia; his grandmother, Margaret Riffle of Duncansville, Pa.; his mother-in-law, Vernestine Moore of Crawfordville; his father-in-law, James Williams of Tallahassee; his grandfather-in-law, Willie Mills of Tallahassee; three sisters-in-law, Rhonda Moore, Latoya Williams and Krystal Williams, all of Crawfordville; three brothers-in-law, James Williams Jr., Richard Harvey (and wife Alisa) and Carlton Hawkins (and wife Daisy), all of Crawfordville; three nieces; and two nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/20/2003.
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Antje Schlickelman, 68, died Friday September 21, 2007. The memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. EDT Thursday at Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303; or Big Bend Hospice,1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Antje was born in Hamburg, West Germany, and had lived in Missouri, before moving to Crawfordville in 1992. She had worked many years as a registered nurse in many capacities, most recently with Case Management at TMH, and was formerly employed in the home healthcare industry. Antje attended Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church. She will be missed by her many friends. She is survived by three daughters, Frederika Schlickelman of Crawfordville, Janet Saldana of Tallahassee, and Kay Smith and husband John of Linn, Mo.; eight grandchildren; her brother Jens Wilrodt of Germany; and her former husband and good friend Gary Schlickelman (and his wife Dawna). She was preceded in death by two brothers in Germany. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/23/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - John "Jack" Robert Schliep Jr., 50, a financial fraud detective for the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Schliep. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. He was a resident of Crawfordville for three years and a former resident of Citrus County. He was Lutheran. He was a mason, a Shriner, a member of the Moose Lodge and a honorary member of the Kentucky Colonels. He was a board member of the Big Bend Task Force. He started his career at the Trenton State Prison in Trenton, N.J. He moved to Florida and joined the Citrus County Sheriff's Department, where he served for 18 years. While there, he established the Financial Fraud Division. He worked at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office from July 2002 to Dec. 17, 2004. Over his career, he received many awards and was highly respected and revered as a mentor and roll model for his fellow officers. He worked hard in achieving his higher education. Other survivors include his mother, Rosina Schliep of Riverside, N.J.; a daughter, Heather Mazeao (and husband Greg) of California; two stepdaughters, Hayley Provenzano (and husband Scott) and Erin Suber, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Robin Steiner (and husband Charles) of Morristown, N.J.; a grandchild, Sara Grace Mazeao of California; two nieces, Emmalyn and Sara Steiner of Morristown; and a nephew, Brenton Steiner of Morristown. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/31/2007.
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WAKULLA STATION - Randy Lee Schneider, 20, who was employed by Gulf Coast Lumber in Woodville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Thursday at Wakulla United Methodist Church in Wakulla Station, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). He was born in Ocala and was a resident of Wakulla Station for 12 years. He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing. He was a loving brother, a Miami Hurricanes fan and a quiet respectful son. He is survived his parents, Jake and Janet Schneider of Wakulla Station; three brothers, Ryan Schneider, Joshua Schneider and Reno Schneider, all of Wakulla Station; two sisters, Jodi Schneider of Crawfordville and Joy Schneider of Wakulla Station; his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Joyce Schneider Sr. of Ocala; and his paternal great-grandmother, Mary Schneider of Ocala. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/26/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Lonnie Milton Schofill Jr., 34, of Crawfordville died peacefully in his sleep Monday, November 12, 2007. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Fernwood Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Interment will be 3 p.m. at Grimes Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Faith Funeral Home in Havana (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements. Lonnie was an avid outdoors man and a jack-of-all-trades. He was a member of Fernwood Baptist Church. Lonnie is survived by his daughter, Sierra Dawn Cheri-Schofill; his father, Lonnie M. Schofill Sr.; his mother, Nellie "Frances" Harless (and husband Mike); his sister, Eva Vickers; his aunt, Liz Whatley; and nieces, Hunter Gurr, Kourtnee Vickers and Faye High. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/15/2007 - 11/16/2007.
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SHELL POINT - James Francis Schrader, 76, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193), with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church Building Fund, 3609 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Jim was a native of Massillon, Ohio, and spent many years of his life and career in Indianapolis. He moved to Tallahassee in 1976 and to Shell Point in 1985. He was a marketing representative for the Sperry/Unysis Corp. and was a longtime member of the Tallahassee Quarterback Club. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic and St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic churches. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Perkins Schrader, whom he married Valentine's Day 1953; three sons, James J. Schrader of Casselberry, Robert T. Schrader of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and John A. Schrader of Tallahassee; two daughters, Linda B. Schrader-Nahoom of Lloyd and Lisa L. Muller of Altamonte Springs; four grandsons, Joseph, Jared, Tommy and Adam; three granddaughters, Blair, Sarah and Sydney; and a niece, Becky Schrader.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Harold L. Schweinsberg, 74, owner of Harold's Monument Service, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Hellen Schweinsberg, of Crawfordville. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Eridu in Taylor County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a longtime resident of the Tallahassee area. Other survivors include three sons, Wesley Schweinsberg and Jerry Schweinsberg, both of Woodville, and Richard Schweinsberg of the Republic of Panama; a daughter, Susie Leckinger of Tallahassee; three stepsons, Larry Miller, Billy Miller and Greg Alley, all of Crawfordville; a sister, Gloria Kemp of Perry; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/15/2002.
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CHATTAHOOCHEE - Bobby K. Scott, 66, a self-employed laborer, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at his home. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvest Assembly of God, with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home (850-593- 9900). Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Assembly of God, 291 Oaks Road North, Chattahoochee, FL 32324. Mr. Scott was a native of Mayo and had lived in Chattahoochee since 1946, coming from Apalachicola. He was a member of Harvest Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Pearline O. Scott; his mother, Doris O. Scott of Chattahoochee; a son, Kenny Scott of Chattahoochee; four daughters, Wilma K. Paulk and Tamatha Smith, both of Grangeburg, Ala., Donnie Odom Lynn of Leesburg and Martha Odom Fierro of Chattahoochee; two brothers, Bill Scott of Calvary, Ga., and Donnie Anderson of Crawfordville; a sister, Bernice Pittman of Chattahoochee; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/4/2006.
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Henry Odell Scott, 74, a diesel mechanic in the trucking industry, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Kathryn Ann Scott. The graveside service will be at noon Saturday at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). He had lived in the area for most of his life, and he loved to fish. He is survived by a brother, Jerry Scott of Tallahassee, and a nephew, William Scott of Georgia. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/1/2006.

Henry Odell Scott Henry Odell Scott, 74, a diesel mechanic in the trucking industry, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Kathryn Ann Scott. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/2/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Kathryn H. Scott, 48, a homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Scott. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333), with burial at Aaran Annex Addition Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Born in Cairo, Ga., she moved from Tallahassee to Crawfordville in 1955. She was a Baptist. Other survivors include a son, Kevin Scott (and wife Amy) of Panacea; a daughter, Amanda Scott of Crawfordville; three brothers, Roy Hancock (and wife Jackie), Dee Hancock (and wife Beth), and Bobby Hancock (and wife Joyce), all of Cairo; two sisters, Janice Mobley (and husband Pope) of Whigham, Ga., and Dorothy Barneau (and husband Wendall) of Cairo; and four grandchildren, Audrey, Kevin Lee, Courtney and Cody. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/21/2003.
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Pauline C. Scott, 74, a retired nurse and caregiver, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Southwood Baptist Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385- 2193). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a native of Jackson County and had lived in Tallahassee for 45 years. She was a member of Southwood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Ron D. Scott of Crawfordville; two daughters, Reitha Scott of Crawfordville and Regina Franklin (and husband Carlton) of Tallahassee; a brother, Louie Carter (and wife Carolyn) of Tallahassee; six grandchildren, Billy Scott, Sage Scott, Anthony Scott, Christopher Scott, Austin Franklin and Sam Franklin; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Austin Scott. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/27/2005.
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SOPCHOPPY - Robert Scott Jr., 70, who was self-employed as a fish, bait and tackle salesman, died Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rosa Mae Scott. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) and at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at the church. He was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and was converted in 2002 at St. Nora Primitive Baptist Church. Other survivors include 10 sons, Mitchell Costin of Adelphi, Md., Undra Hall, Earl Scott (and wife Wanda) and George Scott and Jeffrey Scott, all of Tallahassee and Willie James Scott, Michael Scott (and wife Lequila), James Scott, Harry Scott and Robert Scott, all of Sopchoppy; seven daughters, Linda Clary (and husband James Sr.) and Linda Stitt (and husband Cyril), both of Orlando, Pam Howard (and husband Shawan) of Mount Dora, Betty Scott, Carol Scott, Marita Arnett (and husband James) and Dishawan Scott, all of Sopchoppy; a sister, Josephine Scott of Sopchoppy; two aunts, Lossie Mae Rosier and Alberta Harvey, both of Sopchoppy; an uncle, Clarence Mills of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Rosier; a brother-in-law, Robert Rosier of Carrabelle; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/29/2004.
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Edith Revell Sederquist, 80, who retired as an English and Latin teacher at Leon High School, died Monday, May 3, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Robert Davis Sederquist. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Bradfordville First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at 4 p.m. EDT at Crawfordville Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com). Memorial contributions may be made to the ESL Program, Bradfordville First Baptist Church, 6494 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. She was a native of Wakulla County and a lifelong resident of the Leon-Wakulla county area. She received her Bachelors degree from Florida State College for Women and her Masters degree from Oral Roberts University. She taught at Leon High School for 30 years before retiring. An avid traveler, she also was a member of the Tallahassee Garden Club. She volunteered her time as a teacher of English as a second language, at the Federal Correctional Institute and recently established the ESL program at Bradfordville First Baptist Church. She recently joined Bradfordville First Baptist after many years as a member of Tallahassee First Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher and leader of Bible studies. Other survivors include a son, David Core (and wife Bobbie) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Kathleen Core of Tallahassee and Robin Meleky (and husband Ted) of Atlanta; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two stepsons, Thomas E. Sederquist and Peter Sederquist, both of New Hampshire. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/4/2004.
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TALLAHASSEE - Elsie Lee Seevers, 88, of Tallahassee died Friday, April 23, 1993 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 PM Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. A native of Wakulla County and longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sons, Clarence E. Seevers and James Riley Seevers, both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Cathrine S. Bleum of Crossville, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles H. Braswell and Woodrow Braswell, both of Tallahassee; a sister Nellie Hirt of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. (Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel, 877-8191) (Tallahassee Democrat)
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Robert Lane Sellers II, 64, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Old Whigham Cemetery in Whigham, Ga. Clark Funeral Home (229-377-1414) in Cairo, Ga., is handling arrangements. Survivors include four sons, Darrell Lee Sellers (and wife Stacie), David Lane Sellers (and wife Leslie), Ralph Ward II and Benjamin Sellers, all of Tallahassee; his father, Ralph Ward Sellers of Tallahassee; two sisters, Maureen Pelt (and husband Mike) of Crawfordville and Jo Ann Sellers of Tallahassee; a brother, James H. Sellers (and wife Lisa) of Whigham; a stepsister, Nita Brown (and husband Randy) of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren of Tallahassee; two nephews; and four great-nieces and -nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/12/2005.
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ST. MARKS - Dorothy "Latrelle" Sessions, 50, a waitress for Dewey's and Outz, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Crawfordville. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Sessions. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at St. Marks Cemetery. The 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 Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Adell, Ga., and was a resident of St. Marks for 30 years. "From all of her WFR sisters, you will always be our club mama, who loved to ride with the wind blowing in her hair and the sun on her face. You will be truly missed and you'll always be riding with us." Other survivors include her mother, Alice Knowles of Crawfordville; a son, Chris Hewett (and wife Becky) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Donna Morgan (and husband Bill) of Crawfordville; a sister, Maxine Baily of Lakeland, Ga.; three grandchildren, Lil' Bill Morgan, Brittany Morgan and Gavin Hewett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/1/2006.
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Jimmie Samuel Sevor, 60, a facilities manager for Sprint North Florida, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Judith H. Sevor. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Faith Baptist Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the cemetery chapel following the burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northern Florida Chapter, 9143 Phillips Highway, Suite 130, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) is handling arrangements. A native of Madison, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1965. He had been employed by Sprint for 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge York Rite. He was the proud father of two children, Cory Sevor of Medart and Nikki Sevor Murphy (and husband Erin Michael) of Tallahassee. Additional survivors include a brother, Eugene D. Sevor of Madison; two sisters, Eloise S. Rutherford of Lee and Dorothy S. Holley of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren, Destiny and Chance Murphy. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Cleveland Sevor Jr., and a sister, Agnes Louise Dunlap. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2003.
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Mary Sullivan Shaffer, 92, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, in Medart. A memorial mass will be at the convenience of the family. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. Mary died at Eden Springs under the care of Big Bend Hospice. She enjoyed playing bridge and antiquing with the Killearn Ladies Club. She is survived by two sons, John Shaffer of Tallahassee and Dan Shaffer of Colorado; a sister, Julia Cuddy of Tallahassee; and three nieces. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/17/2004
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Herbert E. Shaper, 93, a broadcasting accountant, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. CST Saturday at Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Dayton, Ohio. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. He is survived by a son, Herbert E. Shaper Jr. of Crawfordville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/28/2005.
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KISSIMMEE - Franklin "Cooter" Sharpton, 66, who retired from Disney World, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004. He is survived by a very devoted friend, Lucy Hall. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at Sycamore Cemetery in Greensboro. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-1111) in Quincy. Other survivors include a daughter, Shawn Sharpton of Crawfordville; a son, Freddie Sharpton of Perry; a grandson, Jordan Hoover of Crawfordville; and two brothers, Durwood Sharpton (and wife Jackie) of Quincy and Walter Sharpton (and wife Rhodia) of Havana. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/6/2004.
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Charles Terrell "Terry" Shaw, 66, of Talala, Okla., died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends after the service Friday at the home of John and Sue Humphress. Terry was born April 9, 1939, in Birmingham, Ala. He graduated in 1957 from Leon High School. While in high school, he met his future wife, Margaret Alice Humphress. After high school, Terry moved to Norman, Okla., where he attended Oklahoma University. He graduated with a bachelor's in engineering. Terry then served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an officer during the Vietnam War. He and Margaret lived in California and Texas before moving to Oklahoma in 1977. Terry retired as an estimator, designing oil field equipment in the oil service industry. Survivors include two sons, David Shaw and Phillip Shaw of Talala, Okla., and two sisters, Sharon Weeks (and husband Ken) of Macon, Ga., and Martha Carol Watts (and husband Joe) of Talladega, Ala. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret and his parents, Charles D. and Sara H. Shaw. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/15/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Dean Edgar Shawley, 76, who retired as a utility repairman for Sprint, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Lency Spears Shawley. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Ivan Assembly of God Church in Crawfordville, with a graveside service at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Bonifay Cemetery in Bonifay. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Bellefonte, Pa., and was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Ivan Assembly of God church and was a member of the Esther Masonic Lodge No. 144 in Bonifay. Other survivors include a son, Jimmy Lee (and wife Ruth) of High Springs; a stepson, Jimmy Spears (and wife Arlene) of Crawfordville; three daughters, Sharon Day (and husband Frank) of Crawfordville, Brenda Land (and husband Bobby) of Ocala and Charlotte Skipper (and husband Mike) of Dothan, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Katie Miller of Crawfordville; a brother, Johnny Shawley of Bellefonte; four sisters, Doris Robinson, Dorothy Garbrick, Martha Reese and Shirley Davidson, all of Bellefonte; 15 grandchildren, Jay, Becky, Andy, Katie, April, Summer, Lynette, Sheila, Bobby, Lisa, Shelley, Jared, Sarah, Evan and Rhonda; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Estelle Shawley; a brother, David Shawley; and a sister, Verda Coakley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/5/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Lency Spears Shawley, 82, a homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Ivan Assembly of God in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. A viewing will be from 10 a.m. EDT until the service Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850- 926-3333) is handling arrangements. She is survived by a son, Jimmy Spears (and wife Arlene) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Katie Scott (and friend Buddy Thompson) of Crawfordville; two stepdaughters, Sharon Day of Crawfordville and Charlotte Skipper of Dothan; a sister, Alice Mathers (and husband Gale) of Crawfordville; three grandchildren, Becky Davis, Rhonda Miller and James Andrew Spears; five great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kory Miller, Gabriel and Jake Davis and Timmy Smith; and a great-great-grandchild, Taylor Davis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/18/2005.
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Vivian Kinsey Shears, 76, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Big Bend Hospice House. No services are planned yet. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Jefferson County, she was born May 3, 1929, to Dovard and Anita Kinsey. She made Tallahassee her home. She worked for a brief time after her children were grown as a school-bus driver for the Leon County school system. She was the wife of Richard F. Shears, who owned Richard's Home Repair. Before his death, she acted as his secretary, receptionist and adviser. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a friend to many and loved by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by two sisters, Hoyt Sheffield of Jefferson County and Louis Stewart of Pensacola; three daughters, Connie Clark of Tallahassee, Cathy Barker (and husband Joe) of Pensacola and Susan Jamison (and husband Calvin) of Crawfordville; six grandchildren, Richard G. Berry (and wife Teresa) and Heather Berry, both of Tallahassee, Susan Mauvray of Pensacola, Rachael and Wade Jamison, both of Crawfordville, and Matthew Clark of Tallahassee; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Richard F. Shears. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/18/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Gene Shepherd Sr., 70, died Friday, March 24, 2006. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at Beth Page Cemetery in Jefferson County. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-997-5612) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Wacissa and a former resident of Tallahassee, he had lived in Crawfordville for the past 20 years. He was a pharmacist for Bennett's Drug Store and was a Methodist. He is survived by a son, Gene H. Shepherd Jr. (and friend Mychell Brown); three daughters, Betty Jean Brogdon (and husband Herman), Karen E. Hall (and husband Andy) and Donna Shepherd (and friend Bobby Screws); a brother, James Shepherd; two sisters, Mauldin Casey and Geri Roddenberry; six grandchildren, Candy Trawick, Roy Connell, Hank Connell, Travis Hall, Ashley Shepherd and Kole Shepherd; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents James Gaston Shepherd and Zella Mae Shepherd. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/26/2006.
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Robert W. "Bobby" Shepherd IV, 71, of Crawfordville died suddenly Saturday, June 11, 2016. He moved to Wakulla County in December of 1989 from Roswell, Georgia. He was an Attorney specializing in Real Estate Law. He had been the owner of Bayside Marina and developed the Bayside Villas on the Ochlockonee Bay. He is survived by his wife Vicki Shepherd, 5 children Ashlee & husband Conwell, Lucile & husband David, Whitfield, Tracy & husband Phil & Randy, 14 grandchildren and sister in law Glenda (Bill). Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Skip Young with Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Published in The Wakulla News on June 23, 2016
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Cathy Jo Sherouse, 36, the unofficial greeter at Crossway Cafe, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Rocky Ford Cemetery near Lamont. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Cathy was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee and graduated from Gretchen Everhart School. Survivors include her mother, Nancy Nichols of Tallahassee; her father, Gene Sherouse of Dunellon; a sister, Wanda Boals of Tallahassee; her cousin, who was like a sister, Misty Dew of Crawfordville; and lots of special friends including Robert Birdwell, Ginger Carlo and Lorraine and Don Oxendine. Cathy will be missed by all. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Christopher Sterling Shiflett, 19, a student, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. He was born in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. He graduated from Wakulla High School in 2005. Survivors include his parents, Harry Shiflett and Janet Love, both of Crawfordville; four sisters, Army Spc. Elizabeth Shiflett of Germany, Mary Higgins (and husband Roland) of Talisheek, La., Terrye Shiflett of St. Marks and Rebecca Shiflett of Crawfordville; two nieces, Victoria and Whitney; and many other family members and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/1/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Raymond Wallace Shiver, 44, a carpenter, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Faye Shiver. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). Family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. He was born in Bristol and lived in Crawfordville for 13 years. Other survivors include a son, Raymond L. Shiver of Crawfordville; a daughter, Rebecca Faye Shiver of Crawfordville; three brothers, Buddy Shiver of Huntsville, Texas, Dale Shiver of Orlando and Johnny Yon of Havana; and three sisters, Vickie Shiver of Maryland, Kathy Shiver of Texas and Paula Cheree Strickland of Havana. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/10/2002.
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John Russell Shivers, 53, a contractor, died Sunday, July 24, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Russ enjoyed fishing and was a fan of the Old West. He enjoyed rodeo and was an active gunsmith. An avid Civil War buff, he was a well-rounded, self-taught guy with a good sense of humor. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Connie H. Shivers; a son, Jeffery Shivers (and wife Kimberly) of Tallahassee; his parents, John "Bob" and Betty Shivers of Crawfordville; three stepchildren, Jason Swain of Tallahassee, Aaron Swain of Crawfordville and Rachel Brinson of Virginia; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Shivers of Woodville and Wesley Shivers and Calvin Shivers, both of Crawfordville; a sister, LaVonne Greene of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/26/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jason Clay Shuemake, 21, a tennis court contractor, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, in St. Marks. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). He was born in Jacksonville and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his parents, Clarence Franklin Shuemake and Patricia Jeanne Shuemake of St. Marks; two brothers, Chad Carraway and Keith Shuemake, both of Crawfordville; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Lonell Barkiewicz of Mayo; his maternal grandmothers, Patricia Donley of Tallahassee and Louise Carraway of Crawfordville; and his paternal great-grandmother, Edna Hines of Steinhatchee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/21/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - April Jeaneen Alday Shuler, 33, a waitress, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Medart. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Mrs. Shuler was born in Quincy and had lived in Wakulla and Leon counties. Survivors include her parents, Lofton and Archie Lee Alday of Wakulla; three sons, Joshua Shuler of Tallahassee, Dustin Shuler of Wakulla Station and Alex Shuler of Wakulla; a sister, Connie Floyd (and husband John) of Wakulla; and three brothers, Faron Alday of Augusta, Ga., Steve Alday (and wife Beth) of Sawdust Community and Timmy Alday (and wife Natalie) of Havana. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/24/2002
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WOODVILLE - Grace Winifred Frazee Shull, 86, a retired waitress, died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Woodville First Baptist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodville First Baptist Church Building Fund, 9500 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Danville, Ill., and had been a resident of Woodville since 1968. She was a member of Woodville First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Charles Wayne Shull (and wife Charlene) of Olivet, Ill.; two daughters, Sandra Harrell (and husband Guy) of Woodville and Pamela Walker (and husband Ken) of Crawfordville; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/23/2005.
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MONTICELLO - C.C. "Tippy" Shuman Jr., 76, a retired seafood industry consultant, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Gail Shuman. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial at Roseland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EST 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, or First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 307, Monticello, FL 32345. He was a native of Monticello and the son of the late Clifford and Ruth Shuman. He was a graduate of Florida State University in 1950. He taught night school (adult education) for the Jefferson County school system. He then worked at American Oil Distributor in Monticello and operated it for 18 years after purchasing the business from his father. He then went to work for the Department of Natural Resources as a seafood industry consultant, where he retired. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was an avid fisherman, a noted cook and a yarn teller. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Monticello and the Mens Adult III Sunday school class. He is also survived by a son, Tom Shuman of Tallahassee; two daughters, Sally Jordan (and husband Lynn) of Monticello and Ruth Lyle (and husband Steve) of Tallahassee; a stepson, Carl Davis (and wife Rhonda) of Tallahassee; two stepdaughters, Candie Garner (and husband Charles) and Lisa Revell (and husband Rod), both of Tallahassee; a brother, Cap Shuman (and wife Felice) of Monticello; a sister, Mary Moody of Dothan, Ala.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Shuman, and a sister, Sarah Revell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/17/2003.
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CAIRO - Richard Edward Silas, 48, a records technician for the Florida Department of Highway Safety, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in Thomasville, Ga. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Clark Funeral Home in Cairo (229-377-1414). Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Beth Silas of Cairo; a son, William Silas of Tallahassee; a daughter, Danielle Silas of Tallahassee; two stepdaughters, Lorie Mitchell and April Murkerson, both of Cairo; his parents, Clinton and Lejeune Silas of Tallahassee; two brothers, David Silas of Wakulla and Daniel Silas of Havana; two sisters, Joyce Ohl of Jacksonville and Linda Van Tassel of Santa Rosa Beach; and four grandchildren, Jazlyn Jacobs, Jacinta Silas, Sierra Silas and Cody Murkerson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/19/2004.
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HAVANA - Ruby Mae Sills, 70, died Friday, March 14, 2003. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church on Iron Bridge Road in Havana, with burial at Barber Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Friday and from 9:30 to noon EST Saturday at the church. Clary's Funeral Home (402-3111) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by five daughters, Angeline Smith (and husband Willie) and Sylvia Swint, both of Orlando, Paula Martin of Boynton Beach, Rosetta M. Carter (and husband Kevin) of Riviera Beach and Antoinette Adams of Tallahassee; a devoted sister, Myrtle Dillard (and husband Joshua) of Havana; two brothers, Theodore Green of West Palm Beach and Grant Green of Jamaica, N.Y.; two aunts, Mary J. Adams (and husband Claude) of Port St. Joe and Jennie Murphy of Tallahassee; an uncle, Fred Johnson of Shadeville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/20/2003.
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CHAIRES - Cecil Edward Simmons, 61, a security guard, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Simmons Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. He was a native of Sopchoppy and a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by two daughters, Meloney Simmons Chambers (and husband Donnie) of Eastpoint and Leanne Simmons Moody (and husband Joe) of Sopchoppy; a sister, Wanda Wheeler Rodgers (and husband Gerald) of Crawfordville; and three grandchildren, Jessica Moody of Sopchoppy and John Nunez and Dylan Nunez, both of Eastpoint. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/1/2005.
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SOPCHOPPY - Helen Ray Davis Simmons, 70, a retired deli manager, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at River of Life Church in Crawfordville, with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). She was a native of Sopchoppy. She attended River of Life Church and was a member of Ochlockonee Christian Center Ladies Group. She is survived by a son, Randy Simmons (and friend Patty Frizzell) of Sopchoppy; a stepson, Jerry Simmons (and wife Louise) of Sopchoppy; two daughters, Judy Marie Davis of Sopchoppy and Buffy Simmons Sessor (and husband Jimmy) of Crawfordville; seven brothers, Howard (and wife Carrie), Broward (and wife Bernie), Larry (and wife Dot), Terry, Bruce (and wife Billie), Don and Ricky (and wife Linda) Davis; two sisters, Hazel Davis and Jean Yale; seven grandchildren, Rhonda, Donald, Tamar, Rachel, Andrew, Andrea and Ander; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Irene Davis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/26/2007.
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Jack W. Simmons Jr., 76, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, in Madison. Friends and family will gather at midday Sunday at 1571 Alligator Drive, Alligator Point. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel (850-973-2258) is handling arrangements. He was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and grew up and lived most of his life in Tallahassee before moving to Monticello. He was the vice president of Elberta Crate and Box Co. in Tallahassee. He was also in real-estate development and a member of the Exchange Club, Tallahassee Colonel's Club and Cotillion Club. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Tallahassee. He is survived by a son, Jack W. Simmons III of Alligator Point; a daughter, Letitia "Tisha" Simmons Brand of Tallahassee; a sister, Virginia Carswell of Tallahassee; four grandchildren, Sarah Grant, Bert Earp, John Simmons IV and Mary Simmons; three great-grandchildren, Michael Simmons, Ramsey Grant and Michael Grant; and a companion, Nelda Anderson of Monticello. He was preceded in death by two sons, Frank Shaw Simmons and William White Simmons. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/5/2004.
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Moses Sonny "Shagg" Simmons, who retired as a brick-masonry instructor for the Florida Department pf Corrections System and Federal Correctional Institution, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) and from 9 a.m. EST until the service Saturday at the church. The cortege will assemble at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at 1755 Hillsgate Court. He was born in Crawfordville and had lived most of his life in Tallahassee. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Florida A&M University. After retirement, he was a volunteer and mentor at John G. Riley Elementary School. He served in the United States Army and Reserve and was a devoted and dedicated member of the Fence Club, FAMU Alumni Association and the booster's club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and playing golf and traveling. He loved to follow those Rattlers. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Rosalie Conway Simmons of Tallahassee; a son, Scottie Alexander Simmons of Phenix City, Ala.; a daughter, Gracie Lee Allen of Lakeland; a brother, Willie Simmons (and wife Bernice) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Rosier of Atlanta and Zera Mae Richardson (and husband Wilbert) of Miami; six sisters-in-law, Jackie Barber of Crawfordville, Dorothy Harris (and husband Eugene), Adelle Woodberry (and husband Roland) and Deloris Chavis, all of Tallahassee, Mabel MaHaffey (and husband Joe) of Pelzer, S.C., and Annie Hailstock (and husband Billy Ray) of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers-in-law, Willie James Conway (and wife Mary) of Quincy and Jessie Albert Conway (and wife Barbara) of Piedmont, S.C.; a grandson, Edward Allen Jr. of Lakeland; a great-grandson, Edward Allen III of Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/3/2005 - 3/4/2005.
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PANAMA CITY - Theresa Ann Simmons, 19, a sales clerk, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Waukeenah United Methodist Church in Waukeenah, with the Rev. Anthony Tolson, pastor, officiating. Burial of the ashes will be at Christ Episcopal Church in Monticello, with the Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Tillman Funeral Home in Monticello (997-5553) is handling arrangements. Theresa Ann was born in Madison and grew up in Monticello, where she was prom queen of Jefferson County High School. She had moved to Panama City three years ago. An accomplished artist and an avid fisherman, Theresa Ann's talent allowed her to draw almost any object or original artwork with little or no effort. Theresa Ann's loving and tender spirit touched the lives of many. Fond memories of her will remain forever in the hearts of her father, Bart Simmons of Waukeenah; her mother, Carlynne Wild Simmons of Panama City; her brothers, Daniel Groom Simmons of Panama City and Steven Morgan of Springhill; her paternal grandfather, Ralph A. Simmons of Jacksonville; her paternal grandmother, Sydney Pitts of Tallahassee; her maternal grandparents, Vann and Nelda Wild of Crawfordville; her paternal great-grandfather, Ralph S. Groom of Thomasville, Ga.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death in Oct. 2001 by a beloved brother, Dustin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/10/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Return Simmons, 71, a self-employed truck driver, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in Medart. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Rocky Mount Church of Christ in Crawfordville, with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery No. 1. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahasseee (224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a member of St. John Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Willie James Francis (and wife Meta) of Tallahassee; four sisters, Odessa Green, Bessie Donaldson, Alice Williams and Helen Thomas, all of Crawfordville; two grandsons; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; an uncle, Daniel Troup of Albany, Ga.; two special nieces, Thelma Green of Tallahassee and Vera Gavin of Crawfordville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/12/2004.
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John Wesley "Johnny" Simpkins, 77, a produce salesman, died Saturday, July 2, 2005. Guerry Funeral Home in Lake City (386-752-2414) is handling arrangements. He was born in Watertown and had worked for B&W Fruit Market. Survivors include three nieces, Phyllis Spears and Linda Austin, both of Crawfordville, and Cindy Stamberger of Lamoille, Ill.; six nephews, Jody Lesley of Tallahassee, Leon Lesley, Danney Lesley and Calbert Lesley, all of Crawfordville, Calvin Lesley of St. Marks and Richard Simpkins of Crawfordville; and a brother, Tommy Simpkins of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/3/2005 - 7/6/2005.
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Muriel S. Simpson, 86, died Tuesday, September 25, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart, Fla., with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, September 27, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317. A resident of Tallahassee, she was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church. She was born in Wakulla County and had been a switchboard operator during World War II. She was a former clerk and proofreader for the Tallahassee Democrat. Muriel owned and operated Our Restaurant in Chattahoochee and Our Tara restaurant in Bainbridge, Ga., and was former church secretary for Fellowship Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Max Simpson Jr. (and wife Gerry) of Jacksonville; her daughter, Dolores Pigott (and husband Paul) of Medart; sister, Opal Mobley of Thomasville, Ga.; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. Muriel was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Max Simpson Sr. Muriel will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, and no one will ever top her Heavenly Hash or Coconut Cream pies. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/27/2007.
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BRISTOL - Oliver Singletary, 66, an auto mechanic, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Myra Boykin Singletary. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday at Bristol Church of God, with burial at Mitchum Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the church. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (850-627-7677 or 643-2277) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include three daughters, Gina McDowell of Bristol, Cindy Lawhon of Crawfordville and Tammy Tomaini of Tallahassee; three sisters, Brenda Hurst and Geneva Faircloth, both of Whigham, Ga., and Evelyn Jowers of Columbia, Ala.; and six grandchildren, Trey and Tera McDowell, both of Bristol, Taylor Shuler and Paxton Tomaini, both of Tallahassee, and Karah and Stephanie Miller, both of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/21/2005
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MARIANNA - Robert Neal Sizemore, 42, a Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional officer, died Thursday, March 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Manuela Sizemore. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Evangel Assembly of God in Tallahassee, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Wednesday at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518). He was an Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Lee Sizemore (and wife Becky) of Crawfordville and Daniel Sizemore of Marianna; a daughter, Samantha Walters (and husband Christopher) of Marianna; a grandson, Zackary Sizemore of Marianna; two brothers, Wayne Sizemore and Roger Sizemore, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Edna Dimitrof of Tallahassee; and his father, Walker Sizemore of Marianna. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/9/2003.
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WOODVILLE - Sara Elizabeth Skipper, 65, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. She was born in Frankston, Texas, and was a resident of Woodville since 1990, moving from Flint, Texas. She was a Baptist. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband, Clinton M. Skipper; two sons, David W. Cochran of St. Petersburg and Clinton M. Skipper II of Whitehouse, Texas; two daughters, Donna M. Hazellief of Brooker and Dina E. Spangler of Crawfordville; four brothers, Wallace A. Odom of Bullard, Texas, Jimmy Ray Odom of Palestine, Texas, Gerald D. Odom of Havana and Joseph J. Barefoot of Zephyrhills; two sisters, Betty Lisenby of Lakeland and Birdie Lee of Bartow; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/5/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE- Levi Dole Slayton, the infant son of Harold Dole Slayton and Julie Ann Slayton of Crawfordville, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) with burial at Council Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Other survivors include a half brother, Dylan Slayton of Hosford; his maternal grandmother, Judy Kelley of Tallahassee; his maternal grandfather, Dan Shelnutt of Mayo; his stepgrandmother, Eve Shelnutt of Mayo; his paternal grandparents, Sheila and Stan Slayton of Crawfordville; his maternal great-grandparents, Joyce Bullet and Gladys Allen, both of Tallahassee; his paternal great-grandmother, Flo Gaines of Orlando; his paternal great-grandparents, Gary and Joyce Council of Crawfordville; his paternal great-grandmother, Gladys Slayton of Crawfordville; and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Katherine Hall of Havana. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/23/2002 - 8/24/2002
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Roney King Sleeth, 73, a mechanic for United Parcel Service, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Wynona Sleeth. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Pioneer Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Born in Greensburg, Pa., he had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1989. He was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Ministry. He was a former Sunday school teacher and was active in the bus ministries at churches in Leesburg and Pine Mountain, Ark. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. Other survivors include three sons, Gary Sleeth of Tallahassee, Rande Sleeth of Boynton Beach and David Federico of Palm Bay; a daughter, Karen Fendley of Royal, Ark.; a sister, Jean Lisowicz of Plantation; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Alen Federico. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/5/2003.
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ALTHA - Ervin G. Sloan, 53, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 in Marianna. The service will be at 10 a.m. CST Friday at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna (850-482-2332), with burial at Cottondale Assembly of God Cemetery in Cottondale. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST today at the funeral home. He is survived by five brothers, Herman Ivey of Altha, Lonnie Sloan of Cottondale, Calvin Sloan of Sopchoppy, Ronald Sloan of Chattahoochee and Freddie Morris of Arkansas; a sister, Janice Pelley of North Carolina; and two grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/6/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Frankie Mae Sluder, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Panacea Cemetery in Panacea. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. She was a resident of Crawfordville for 10 years and was a Baptist. She is survived by a daughter, Dean Brewer of Hiram, Ga.; a son, Ronald Sluder of Crawfordville; a sister, Marrell King of Dallas, Ga.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley H. Sluder; a daughter, Patricia Maner; and a son, Bill Sluder. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/30/2003.
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Estela Cristina Flores Small, 54, a minister of the Gospel, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Garry H. Small. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at New Light Church in Wakulla County, with burial at New Light Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Strong Tower Ministries, P.O. Box 1194, Woodville, FL 32362. A native of Formosa, Argentina, and a longtime resident of Crystal River, she moved to Tallahassee in 1997. She was a minister with Strong Tower Ministries and was active with the Hispanic Outreach Ministries and the Prison Ministries. In addition to her ministerial duties, she was a sales clerk at K-Mart in Crystal River and Tallahassee. She was a member of New Light Church. Other survivors include five sons, Bradford Kramer and Nathan Kramer, both of Crystal River, Aaron Kramer of Inglis and Waylon Small and Jesse Small, both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Miriam Talley of New York and Christine Small of Gloucester, Va.; and six grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/22/2002 - 9/23/2002.
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The Rev. John Paul Smelt Sr., 88, a retired Methodist minister, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Crawfordville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Crawfordville, FL 32326, or the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, 33 Michael Drive, Wakulla, FL 32327. The Rev. Smelt is survived by a son, John Paul Smelt Jr. (and wife Mary) of Lakeland; a daughter, Pauline S. Beckham (and husband Bill) of Crawfordville; four grandsons, the Rev. Art McClellan (and wife Faith), Steve McClellan (and wife Lisa), John Paul Smelt III (and wife Nicole) and Mike Beckham; eight granddaughters, Marcia McClellan, Amy Brown (and husband Scott), Emily Adair (and husband Van), Amoica Hilleshiem (and husband Gary), Rosaline Chalecki (and husband Gene), Vickie Johnson (and husband Phil), Nicole Caiello and Andrea McCarthy (and husband Dan); and 18 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gennieve Smelt. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/1/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - May Belle Smetana, 99, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Naples Memorial Gardens Chapel of Peace in Naples. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149) is handling arrangements. She was the daughter of the late James Rogers and Amelia Duckfield Rogers. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Roberta M. Bozeman of Crawfordville and Amelia J. Gearey of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, Julian R. Smetana of Wallingford, Pa., and Charles J. Smetana of Rockport, Texas. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/30/2002.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alsey May Smith Jr., 74, who retired as a senior master sergeant after 27 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Smith. Private services are planned. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a native of Crawfordville and served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a Methodist. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy Smith of St. George Island and Mike Smith of Panama City; three daughters, Patti Davis of Crawfordville, Sharlene Posey of St. Louis, Mo., and Tina Langston of Sopchoppy; a sister, Maguerite Crews of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Smith, Austin Smith, Jenna Richardson, Ryan Davis, Jessica Davis, Keith Posey, Chad Posey, Haley Spell, Kendall Langston and Kelly Jo Langston; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/10/2004.
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Arthur Perry Smith, 77, who was a milkman, died Sunday, July 18, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Agnes G. Smith. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Temple Baptist Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home-Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Project of Tallahassee, 1700 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Mr. Smith was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. He enjoyed working with plants and flowers. Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Morgan (and husband Glenn) of Port St. Joe; three sons, Gary (and wife Merlyn) of Greenville, S.C.; Timothy (and wife Rhonda) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Keith (and wife Tammy) of Crawfordville; a sister, Grace Lowe (and husband J.M.) of Whigham, Ga.; a brother, James (and wife Verna) of Whigham; and 10 grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/20/2004.
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Barbara Joan Spinks Smith, 60, of Atoka, Okla., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. CST today at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel in Atoka (580-889-9339). She was a retired employee of the accounting field. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Lee Shaw of Tallahassee; a grandson, Jordan Shaw of Tallahassee; and a brother, Jerry Spinks of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ina Mae Drake Spinks. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/6/2003.
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Burma A. Smith, 70, who retired from the Air Force, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. He retired from Talquin Electric. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He is survived by a son, Kevin A. Smith (and wife Sharon) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Joann Parsons (and husband Taylor) of Tallahassee; two brothers, Virgil Smith of Jacksonville and Russell Smith of Flat Creek; three sisters, Genell Pickett of Jacksonville, Dot Franklin of Ocala and Patsy Canetta of Tallahassee; and five grandchildren, Jessica Cleaver, Christopher Smith, Stacy Smith, Joshua Smith and Kyle Parsons. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, June B. Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/15/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Columbus Harland "Bud" Smith, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3251 Crawfordville Highway. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bud was a native of Charleston, W.Va., but spent most of his early years in St. Albans, W.Va. He moved to Tallahassee from Atlanta in 1987. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Brothers of the Third Wheel, Trikers Association International and had been the state director for the past four years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a member of the Crawfordville branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kate Smith; a sister, Carolyn Honaker of St. Albans; and an aunt, Annie Smith Williams of St. Albans. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/23/2005.
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David E. Smith, 73, who retired from the state Auditor General's Office after more than 30 years of service, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Christine Smith. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193), with burial at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Pope Cemetery in Sneads. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. EST until the service Thursday at the funeral home. A native of Blakely, Ga., Mr. Smith resided in Fort Rucker before moving to Tallahassee in 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy Lee (and husband Ed) of Tallahassee; a son, David R. Smith (and wife Cindy) of Crawfordville; three sisters, Jenny Miller of Tallahassee, Lois Ann Averett of Havana and Eloise Summers of Quincy; a brother, Euzema "Smitty" Smith of Umatilla; and three granddaughters, Taylor Smith of Portland, Ore., Dylan Smith of Fort Myers and Lauren Smith of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - David G. Smith, 57, who retired from the Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. He is survived by Rachell Smith. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Smith was born in Adamsville, Ala., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 22 years, moving there from Tallahassee. Other survivors include three daughters, Cherrie Barbree (and husband Henry) of Crawfordville, Stephanie Edenfield (and husband Michael) of Grand Ridge and Emily Jones (and husband Brian) of Marianna; two sisters, Mary Ann Cochran of Crawfordville and Iresse Albritton of Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers, Ronald, Boyd and Lloyd Smith, all of Adamsville; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Inez Smith and a brother, Billy Ray Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/11/2005.
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Edward C. Smith, 49, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005. To the end Ed marched through life on his own terms. In deference to Ed's wishes he will be cremated and there will be no services. Family and friends will join in a Thanksgiving celebration of his life. Please honor and remember Ed in your own individual way. Ed was a supporter of the Extended Circle Animal Haven and memorial contributions may be made to Extended Circle Animal Haven, 2898-6 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. A native of Farmingdale (Monmouth County), N.J., and a former resident of Keysville and Farmville, Va., Ed arrived in north Florida in 1987. He was an artist, writer and gourmet cook and loved to fish, scallop and snag stone crabs barehanded. Ed honed his love of plants and flowers through Lively Technical Center's horticulture program in the early 1990s and for the remainder of his days he tended to the plants and yards of those who became his dearest friends. Ed's goal in life was to be the person his cats thought he was. He passed away at home in his kingdom of Mystic Springs after a brief but tenacious battle with lung cancer. Ed will be sorely missed by his life partner, Jan Peterson; their kitty family, especially Frodo and Sable; his father, Edward T. Smith; a sister, Wendy Dee (and husband Dave); and a niece, Amber Shreves. All are of Spring Creek. He also is survived by a great friend and the older brother Ed always needed, Tom Richards of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Kay Van Pelt Smith, and a legion of creatures that sought him out for their care. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/14/2005.
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Franklin V. Smith, 58, a retired corporate pilot, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Joy M. Smith. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Baptist Childrens Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he moved to Tallahassee from Beaufort, N.C., in 1984. He was an Army flight instructor during the Vietnam War and also taught aviation at Emory-Riddle School of Aeronautics. He was a member and past president of the Experimental Aircraft Association and volunteered his time and talents for many causes. He was a devoted Christian and a member of Northwoods Baptist Church. He died suddenly while volunteering at the American Red Cross Center. Other survivors include a son, Corey Edward Smith of Carrolton, Ga.; two daughters, Darlene Brisson of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Luanna Lacey of Daytona Beach Shores; a stepdaughter, Katherine Herbert of Tallahassee; a brother, Jack Smith of Wildwood; a sister, Luanna Wolff of Crawfordville; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/22/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE: Hazel Josephine Council Smith, 84, of Spring Creek died Friday, Feb. 5, at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. The service was at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb.8, at Smith Cemetery in Spring Creek. A native of Bristol and longtime resident of Spring Creek, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Bill Smith of Spring Creek; three sons, Dennis Smith of Panama City, Earl Smith of Crawfordville and Ronnie Smith of Spring Creek; five daughters, Florene Rivers of Greenwood, S.C., Carlene Wimberly of Crawfordville, and Inez Love, Yvonne Hartsfield and Maxine Conly, all of Spring Creek; 34 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Henderson-Guerry Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Wakulla News.
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J.G. "Jim" Smith, 76, who owned and operated Modern Printers, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Leona B. Smith. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Smith Family Cemetery in Wakulla County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518). Jim was a resident of Tallahassee for most of his life and a Protestant. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. Other survivors include a son, Alan Smith of Colorado; three daughters, Terry Leigh Wood and Jaime Hatcher, both of Tallahassee, and Patti Sue Smith of Tennessee; two brothers, Paul Smith and Silas Smith Jr., both of Tallahassee; a sister, Cleo McIntyre of Alligator Point; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/11/2003.
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Joe Smith, 68, the former owner and operator of an automotive shop in Woodville and a construction worker, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Woodville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Joe served in the U.S. Army. He was Protestant. Survivors include his daughter, Tina Jones of Woodville; two brothers, Bob Smith (and wife Lorie) of Crawfordville and Jack Smith (and wife Mary) of Newton, Ga.; two sisters, Barbara Gray of Quincy and Mae McLendon of Cairo, Ga.; two grandsons, Mike Jones of Pensacola and Chris Watson of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/14/2006.
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John Bloxham "Block" Smith Jr., a retired contractor, died Friday, June 20, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene Whitney Smith. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at First Baptist Church of Tallahassee. Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. 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. Block Smith was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Tallahassee. He graduated from Leon High School, where he was an all-state lineman and was a member of the first class inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended Rollins College on a football scholarship. During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard. He founded Ajax Building Corp. in 1958. Ajax continues to be a family-owned corporation and is now listed as a Top 200 Private Company by Florida Trend. Block served on the board of directors of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Seminole Boosters, Innovation Park and Peoples Bank. He was a charter member of Springtime Tallahassee, the Governors Club and Capital City Country Club and was a member of The Colonels, Town Club, Tiger Bay, the Elks and Committee of 99. Other survivors include a sister, Myrtle Shields; two sons, Douglas C. Smith and Robert L. Smith; four grandchildren, Kevin W. Smith, Derek D. Smith, Amy S. Merrill and John B. Smith II; and four great-grandchildren, Austin T. Smith, Madison L. Merrill, Avery L. Smith and Lindsay C. Merrill. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/25/2003 - 6/27/2003.
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WOODVILLE - Joseph James Smith, 60, a self-employed painter, died Monday, June 27, 2005, in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Harvest Chapel, 3600 Louvenia Drive, Tallahassee. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Chaires. He is survived by two sons, Nino Lopez of Dallas, Ga. and Butch Smith of Douglasville, Ga.; two daughters, Tammy Russell of Charleston, S.C., and Kay Willoughby of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, William Lee Smith (and wife Eva) of Fort White and Carol Edward Mills (and wife Ruby) of Panacea; four sisters, Inez Smith Hollingsworth (and husband Michael) of Thomasville, Ga., Hattie Mae Smith Callentine (and husband Jessie) and Sarah Smith Coe (and husband Eddie), both of Woodville, and Lillia Smith Pickell (and husband Claude) of Crawfordville; and four grandchildren, Kyle, Christian, Savannah and Bri. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/30/2005.
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Joseph S. Smith, 93, a retired business agent for the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, died Saturday, September 22, 2007, in Medart, Fla. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 26, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Joseph was born in Greensboro, N.C., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1970. He was a former minister of the Church of Christ. He is survived by two brothers, David Smith of Tallahassee and Wilbur Smith of North Carolina; a sister, Barbara Oakes of North Carolina; four nieces, Lynne Roberts, Cindy Wamsley and Debbie Smith, all of Tallahassee, and Dee Battisti of Pennsylvania; four nephews, Brian Oakes, Dale Oakes, Barry Smith and David Smith, all of North Carolina; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Jewell Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/25/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE: Josephine Council Smith, 74, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge. The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Sylvania United Methodist Church in Bainbridge, with burial at Sylvania Cemetery. A native of Terracia Island, she was a homemaker and a member of Sylvania United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, George R. Smith of Bainbridge; two brothers, Owen Council of Crawfordville and Gary Council of Sopchoppy; two sisters, Joy Council of Destin and Dorothy Loftin of Medart; and a host of nieces of nephews. (Ivy Funeral Home of Bainbridge, 912-246-3232). Published in the Wakulla News 2-11-1993.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary Ellen Surber Smith, 78, a homemaker, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005. Private burial will be at Harvey Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT 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. Survivors include five children, James D. Smith, Michael W. Smith, Patricia A. Davis, Sharlene M. Posey and Tina S. Langston; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Smith, Austin Smith, Jenna Richardson, Ryan Davis, Jessica Davis, Keith Posey, Chad Posey, Haley Spell, Kendall Langston and Kelly Jo Langston; and seven great-grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alsey M. Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/6/2005.
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Melvin Smith, 65, a clerk at United Parcel Service, died Thursday, July 6, 2006. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850- 224-2139). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Florida Men's Club, 260 Luke Smith Rd., Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born in Wakulla County and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Ruby Smith; two sons, Mark Smith of Crawfordville and Rodney Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Jeri Smith of Tallahassee; a brother, Lerinzo Smith (and Frances); two sisters, Cora Mae Gavin and Allee Hughes; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Smith; a sister, Lillian "Tiny" Scott; and his parents, Luke Smith and Effie Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/13/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Opal M. Smith, 78, a retired waitress, died Thursday, March 10, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Sanders Cemetery in Curtis Mill. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. She was born in Curtis Mill and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a Baptist. She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Lee Russ of Riversink and Diane Williams of Crawfordville; a brother, Prince Albert Sanders of Buckhorn; a sister, Ruby Lee Clark of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/11/2005.
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Retired Lt. Col. Richard M. Smith, 83, a retired Air Force officer and attorney, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Madeline G. Smith. The service with military honors will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Children's Home, 51 Main St., Enterprise, FL 32725, or Legal Services of North Florida Inc., 2119 Delta Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32303. He was born in Arcadia and was a member of Killearn United Methodist Church. He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After military service, he practiced law and did pro bono work at the senior centers in Leon and Wakulla counties. Other survivors include five daughters, Katherine Adams (and husband Don) of Cairo, Ga., Rebecca Lewis (and husband Paul) of Sumter, S.C., Elizabeth Anne Zix (and husband Jim) of Monterrey, Mexico, Virginia Smith (and husband Jack Thornton) of Crownsville, Md., and Mary Helen Smith of Roswell, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Mott Smith of Arcadia; five grandchildren, Paul and Scott Lewis, Jason Payne and Hannah and Bonnie Zix; a cousin, Marjorie Embrey of Arcadia, whom he cherished as a sister; two nephews, Rupert Smith of Palm Springs, Calif., and Harold S. Smith of Bonita Springs; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rupert Smith and Katherine Taylor Smith, and three brothers, Rupert Jr., George Robert and Harold S. Smith. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/27/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert Smith, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Greater Victory Church on Woodville Highway. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He is survived by his brother, Jimmy Smith of Forks, Wash. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/10/2003.
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Robert F. Smith, 80, of Manistique, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at his home. He is survived by wife, Carolyn. Family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique (906-341-2442). Following the visitation, the memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. Jay Martin officiating. A veterans memorial service will follow. He was born on June 19, 1923, in Flint, Mich., and the son of Robert and Marie (Breecher) Smith and attended schools there. Bob served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was superintendent on numerous building construction projects throughout the United States. He was a member of the V.F.W., Moose Lodge, American Legion, and enjoyed softball, baseball and bowing. Other survivors include a daughter, Ruth Chapman of Crawfordville; a son, Rick Smith of Ruston, La.; five stepdaughters, Susan Keller of Walterboro, S.C., Deborah Aber and Stephanie Marshall, both of Crawfordville, Linda Murrah of Kodak, Tenn., and Rebecca Keller of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two stepsons, Ron Keller of Dexter, Mich., and Doug Keller of Chelsea, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Smith of Elkhart, Ind.; and a sister, Ann Willhelm of Las Vegas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/24/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert T. Smith, 56, a truck driver who had worked for Allen's Excavation Inc., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003. There are no services planned at this time. He was born in Salem, Ky. and was a resident of Crawfordville for 15 years. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by two sons, Robert Smith and Rickie Smith, both of Evansville, Ind.; four daughters, Dianna Smith and Maggie Smith, both of Evansville; Jennifer Smith of Woodville and Heather "Cricket" Brock of Monticello; a brother, Dencil Smith of Tallahassee; and three grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/9/2003.
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BAINBRIDGE - Ruby Adell Lynn Smith, 77, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST today, Nov. 18, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel (229-246-3232). Interment will follow at Oak City Cemetery. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/18/2007.
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Sena Smith, 99, died Monday, April 26, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the Moody Community in Wakulla, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139). The cortege will assemble at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at 8648 Freedom Road. She was a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Michael Bradham (and wife Carolyn) of Woodville, and a sister, Mary Bradham of Wakulla. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/30/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - V.J. "Jo" Singleton Smith, 73, died Feb. 27, 2005. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the National Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718-3208 (www.als.mdausa.org). V.J. passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Feb. 28., after a debilitating illness, ALS. She was born March 15, 1931, in Belpre, Ohio. She graduated in the class of 1949 from Belpre High School. In the early 1950s, she served in the U.S. Air Force. She retired from the U.S. Department of State and the Florida Department of Education. She earned a Master of Science degree in education administration/leadership from Florida State University in 1995. She was a generous and active member of the community of Crawfordville. She volunteered with the American Red Cross, Toastmasters International and the Red Hat Society, and was an enthusiastic cast member in many FSU graduate film productions. God's marching band now has one heavenly majorette! She is survived by her husband, Daniel Smith; a sister, Dorothy Snyder of Ohio; a brother, James Dellinger of Florida; and three daughters, Sjonne "Mickey" Mabbott, Renee Smith and Lucy Smith, all of Florida. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/13/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Vicky Nelson Smith, 48, a housing program director, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Fredrick Smith Sr. The service will be at noon EST Tuesday at River of Life Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1 Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. EST Monday at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1. The wake will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardsoncares.org. Vivky was a native of Tallahassee and a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144) is handling arrangements. She attended school in the Wakulla County School system and graduated from Wakulla High school in 1976. She also attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Vicky started working for the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 12, 1977, and worked for the county for more than 29 years. She became the housing program director on Oct. 1, 1999, and served in that position until her death. She was married to Fredrick Smith Sr. for 12 years. She was a member of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church for many years and she served as a choir president. Other survivors include her mother, Luberta Crump (and Adali); her father, George W. Bennett; two children, Tanesia Thomas and Terrance Thomas; three stepchildren, Fredrick Smith Jr. (and Tomica), Jennifer Smith and Aleitha Smith; 11 sisters and brothers, John Nelson (and Rena ), Alfreda Prater (and Kevin), Alfred Nelson (and Sonya), Tony Costin (and Carolyn), Jackie Houston (and Glover), Sarah Costin, Sandy Bennett Jefferson (and Timothy), Calantha Mann, Willie James Bennett, Tommie L. Bennett and Georgetta Semar Bennett; five grandchildren, Jaelen, Treasure, Rhianna, Fredrick III and Willie Jr.; a mother-in-law, Altamese Smith; a sister-in-law, Roslyn Smith; six uncles and aunts, Annie Donaldson, Mary "May Dot" Nelson, Randolph Nelson (and Mary), George Nelson (and Delores), Anderson "Bo" Nelson and Joann Nelson; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry L. Bennett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/7/2007.
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SOPCHOPPY - Wilfred Earl "Smitty" Smith, 77, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at his home. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Ochlocknee Christian Center, with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/23/2007.
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Willie Belle Manning Smith, 85, of Pensacola went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, March 4, 2007. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday at Faith Chapel Funeral Home at 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola (850-432-6141). She was a member of Pensacola Boulevard Church of Christ and a graduate of J.M. Tate High School and retired from St. Regis Paper Mill. She was a daughter of the late Marion and Ether Belle Bray Manning. She is survived by her one son, Melvin Smith (and Patricia) of Tallahassee; her three daughters, Kathy Miller (and Glenn) of Pensacola, Sharon Galavitz of Simonton, Texas, Christine Hall (and Richard) of Spartanburg, S.C.; and her sister-in-law, Nita Manning of Tallahassee. Granny was survived by nine grandchildren, Danny Hutto (and Brenda) of Crawfordville, Bryan Smith of Tallahassee, Roger Galavitz of Pasadena, Texas, Kenneth Miller, SFC, (and Michelle) of Milligan, Stephen Hall (and Holly) of Jacksonville, Timothy Hall (and Kim) of Jacksonville, Cheryl Galavitz of Houston, Texas, Melissa Neal (and David) of Cantonment, Michelle Powe of Cairo, Ga., and 10 great-grandchildren, Douglas Lester Jr. of Cantonment, Jake Miller of Milligan, Eric Hall and Jordan Hall, both of Jacksonville, Danni Hutto and Andi Hutto, both of Crawfordville, Mikayla Miller of Milligan, Brooke Powe of Cairo, Kayla Holmes of Jacksonville, and Allison Neal of Cantonment. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, D.C. Smith; two brothers, Jessie Lee and T. J. Manning; and one sister, Jenny Pittman. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/7/2007.
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Oren Theodore "Ted" Snow passed away October 22, 2007, in Panacea, Florida. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT Monday, October 29, 2007, at St. John's Episcopal Church, followed by a family visitation. The family requests no flowers. Any donation may be made to St. Francis Wildlife Association (850-386-6296). He was born August 4, 1955, in Tallahassee, Florida, the son of Bud and Betty Snow, both now deceased. Ted attended Rickards High School and Tallahassee Community College. He grew up attending St. John's. He is survived by his sisters, Rea Snow of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Martha Werner (and Don) of Geneva, Illinois. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/26/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Monna Mae Snyder, 78, a homemaker and hobbyist, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004. No service is planned. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Mrs. Snyder, respected by all, raised her family while her husband served in the Air Force in three major wars. She was best known for her sharp wit, her humor, warm love and her outstanding creative artistry. She is survived by her husband, William Ray Snyder Jr.; three sons, Richard of Alaska, Samuel of Georgia and William III of Oregon; a daughter, Kathryn of Crawfordville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/28/2004.
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CARRABELLE - William Thomas Solburg, 59, a residential contractor and owner of William Solburg Associates Inc., died Monday, July 18, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Alaine Solburg of Sopchoppy. The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. EDT Saturday at Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church, with burial at Sopchoppy Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to River Keepers, 23 Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850-653-8936); Habitat for Humanity of Wakulla, 940 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327; or a favorite charity. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Macon, Ga. He served in the Coast Guard Reserves. He also is survived by a son, Cody Solburg of Sopchoppy; a daughter, Cassi McFarland of Crawfordville; a brother, Walter L. "Snorrii" Solburg Jr. (and wife Susan) of Sopchoppy; a sister, Marilyn McCormick of Indiana; a nephew, Garth Solburg (and wife Heather) of Jacksonville; a great-nephew, Branden Malone Solburg of Jacksonville; and a special loved one, Janice McFarland of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/21/2005.
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WAKULLA COUNTY - Helen R. "Miss Dolly" Solomon, 70, a retired child-care provider, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002. She is survived by her devoted husband of 36 years, Thomas Solomon. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at New Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Southside Cemetery in Tallahassee. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of New Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Other survivors include a foster daughter, Dorothy Franklin of Wakulla; a brother, Charlie L. Fromveal of Raleigh, N.C.; and two aunts, Claudie Bell Parrish of Tallahassee and Myrtis Simmons of Immokalee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/28/2002
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Thomas Solomon, 81, a laborer, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at his home. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139), with burial at Southside Cemetery. The Rev. Leroy Simmons will officiate. He is survived by a daughter and caregiver, Diane Lindsey of Crawfordville; a stepdaughter, Leola Franklin of Tallahassee; two stepgrandchildren, Dorothy Franklin and Mary James Franklin; an aunt, Claudine Bell Parrish; a stepgrandson, Russ James Franklin; two sisters-in-law, Marie Solomon and Essie Solomon; a brother-in-law, Charlie L. Fromseal (and Carrie) of Raleigh, N.C.; two nieces; two nephews, M.C. James of Fort Lauderdale and Jack James of Jacksonville; and host of nieces and nephews and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/23/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Stacey Lynn Kinch Sousa, 41, a parking attendant at Florida State University, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Bubba Sousa. The service will be at 6 p.m. EST Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. EST until the service Thursday at the funeral home. Other survivors include her father and stepmother, George and Patricia Kinch of Crawfordville; her stepfather and stepmother, Bari and Shirley Chason of Georgetown, Ga.; a son, Bradley Williams of Orlando; four sisters, Kathryn Rawls, Amanda Chason and LeAnn Kinch, all of Crawfordville, and Claudette Clark of Woodville; a niece, Paige Kinsey; and two nephews, John Kinch and Daniel Hamilton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/24/2005.
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PANACEA - George W. Southworth, 76, a retired archivist who had worked for the Detroit public library, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Tamara Southworth. No service is planned at this time. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. A veteran of the Army, he served in World War II. He was an Episcopalian, a founding member of the Ochlockonee Bay Volunteer Fire Department and an avid reader. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/10/2003.
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Tommy W. Spain Jr., 35, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, after a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Duke University Stem Cell Program, c/o Lynn Garner, 2400 Pratt St., Suite 1100, Durham, NC 27710. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. He was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. He is survived by a sister; Cynthia L. Hyde; a niece, Katherine Hyde of Crawfordville; and a dear friend, Nikki Byler of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/14/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Nettie B. Spann, 76, died Monday, March 19, 2007. A private family service is planned. Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com) is handling arrangements. She was a native of Columbia, Ala., and a lifelong resident of this area. She was a loving wife and mother and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Scalingi and Sandra K. Miller, both of Crawfordville; two sons, Jimmy Spann of Crawfordville and Ricky Spann of Tallahassee; a brother, Travis Dyson of Dothan, Ala.; four grandsons, Chad Spann, Troy Marks, Jesse Spann and Nick Miller; and three granddaughters, Brittney Spann-Wilcox, Jennifer Spann and Chelsea Scalingi. She was preceded in death in 2001 by her husband of 47 years, Claude Spann. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/23/2007.
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Mamie Ford Sparkman, 90, a retired school-bus driver, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Allen Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Concord Cemetery in Miccosukee. Viewing will be from 2 to 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday at Tillman Funeral Home in Monticello (850- 997-5553) and from 10 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. Mrs. Sparkman was a native of Jefferson County. She grew up in the Miccosukee Community and had lived in Wakulla County for many years before moving to Tallahassee. She had been employed with her brother, Frank, at Ford Cleaners and had been a bus driver for Wakulla County schools. She was a stewardess and a member of the Women's Missionary Society at Allen Temple CME Church. Survivors include a brother, Frank Ford Jr. of Leesburg, Ga.; a sister, Rosetta Chamberlain of Tallahassee; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; her parents; a sister, Hannah Ford; and three brothers, Sam, Willie and George Ford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/26/2005.
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CAIRO - Thomas Daniel Sparkman died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Eden Springs Nursing Home in Crawfordville, Fla. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Wakulla County, Fla. Clark Funeral Home, Cairo 229/377-1414. Miscellaneous Dougherty County, Georgia Obituaries Monday, June 11, 2001 http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/obits/ga/ga-dougherty13.htm
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Brian Timothy Spears of Cottonwood, Ala., 17, a student at Cottonwood High School, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in Quincy. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Duggar Cemetery on E. Ivan Road in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday at the funeral home. He was a Baptist and an avid hunter and fisherman. He played football for the Cottonwood Football Team. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Cecil and Ethel Spears of Crawfordville; his mother, Brenda Kay Adams Sanders of Cottonwood; three brothers, Anthony Berry of Cottonwood and C.C. Spears and Aught Spears, both of Crawfordville; his girlfriend, Darlene Bess of Cottonwood; two aunts, Aughtary Murray of Tallahassee and Charlotte McCall of Cottonwood; three uncles, Cleveland Adams (and wife Ellen) of Slocum, Ala., George Adams (and wife Bonnie) of Slidel, La., and Henry Adams of Cottonwood; and his maternal grandmother, Betty Adams of Cottonwood. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/23/2004
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Frances Marie Spears, 65, who was formerly employed as a PBX operator for Capital Regional Medical Center, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Wednesday at the funeral home. She was a member of Gospel Light Church. Survivors include four sons, Jeffrey Earl Spears, Robert Louis Spears, William Patrick Spears and Roger Dale Spears, all of Tallahassee; a stepson, Michael Spears of Kansas; a stepdaughter, Nancy Spears of Kansas; two brothers, Johnny Granger and Joey Michael Granger, both of Tallahassee; two sisters, JoAnn Jackson and Debbie Cline, both of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/9/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary P. Spears, 72, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Arran Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. EST until the service today at the cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was a lifelong resident of Arran. Survivors include a brother, Archie Miller of Crawfordville, and two dear friends, Norma and John Whiddon Jr. of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/6/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Gary Omega Gay "Poppa Stoppa" Spencer, 43, a yardman, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home chapel in Tallahassee (224-2139), with burial at Southside Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Edward Gay of Crawfordville; a daughter, Gorenda Spencer of Tallahassee; two brothers, Carlos Gay of Tallahassee and James Gay of Clearwater; and four sisters, Georgett Carthon of Tallahassee, Mary Gay of Blakely, Ga., Veronica Mitchell of Texas and Tonya Spencer of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/6/2003.
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KINGSTON - Jessica Lee Spiro, 23, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006. The service will be at noon EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30339 or (678-306-1213). Jessica was born in Tallahassee and was a 2005 graduate of Gretchen Everhart School. Jessica was truly a fun-loving and outgoing young lady. There wasn't a stranger she wouldn't talk to or welcome into her life. Jessica met each day with a smile on her face and embraced life to its fullest. Jessica was a very special person who will be dearly missed by all, including her co-workers at Woodwright Industries in Cartersville, Ga. She was also a participant of the Special Olympics of Florida and a Girl Scout throughout her years at Everhart. She loves animals, particularly dolphins and her old best friend Brutus, little Buddy Scout and "Nick" the goldfish. Jessica loved the Atlanta Braves and FSU football. Jessica was extremely proud of her family and friends and enjoyed living in the Atlanta area. She will be missed by all. She truly is an "Angel of God." Survivors include her parents, Kenneth W. Spiro and Sandra L. Kleppey-Spiro of Kingston, Ga.; two brothers, Patrick Steven "Pat" Spiro of Tallahassee and Nathaniel "Drew" Spiro of Kingston; her maternal grandmother, Lee Kleppey of Tallahassee; her paternal grandfather, Joseph David Spiro of Greenfield, Mass.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Ernest Nelson Kleppey of Crawfordville and Sharon Lee Thaxton of Havana. Jessica was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Rodney Lee Kleppey, and her paternal grandmother, Carol Ann Pulver. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/20/2006 - 12/21/2006.
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Louise Ransom Grindle Spivey, 81, a retired home-health aide, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, with Elder Stanley L. Walker Sr. officiating. The funeral cortege will assemble at 12:15 p.m. EDT, 3108 Galimore Drive. Burial will be at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT today, with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m., at Richardson's Family Funeral Care Inc. (878-4144), 101 E. Fourth Ave., and on Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until the service. Online guests may register atwww.richardsons-funeralcare.com. She was a native of Greensboro. She was a member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and the church Ushers Ministry No.1. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Grindle of Crawfordville and Eloise Grindle of Tallahassee; a son, Lewis Grindle III (and wife Lois) of St. Petersburg; a stepson, Joe Louis Howard of Tallahassee; a brother, Allen Ransom (and wife Ruth) of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren, Dominic Rollins Sr. (and wife Robin) of Tallahassee, Dr. Estrellita Redmon (and husband Gregory) of Tallahassee, Dr. Demario Rollins of Tampa, Enrique Howard (and wife Tracey) of Tallahassee, Andres Howard (and wife Talya) of St. Petersburg, Wallissa Cobb of Tallahassee, Djuan Tucker Sr. of Tallahassee, Tawanna Maxwell (and husband Nathaniel) of Woodville and Lewis Grindle IV of St. Petersburg; 19 great-grandchildren; three nieces; four nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death on April 14 by her son, Edward W. Howard. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/20/2003.
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WOODVILLE - Myrtice Idell Spivey, 78, a homemaker, died Sept. 24, 2003. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Church of God of Prophecy on Westway Road. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Waycross, Ga., and had been a resident of Woodville since 1974. Survivors include a son, Ronald W. Spivey of Woodville; a daughter, Susan D. Spivey of Crawfordville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2003
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Robert H. Spooner, 74, a self-employed truck driver, died Sunday, July 30, 2006. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Richard Spooner (and wife Gina) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Freta Lott of Crawfordville (and fiance Brad Kinsey of Monticello); 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Vivian Spooner. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/31/2006.
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Kester G. Sprouse, 80, a retired consultant for the Department of Education, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Betty Titus Sprouse. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Fellowship Presbyterian Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Scholarship Fund, Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 3158 Shamrock, Tallahassee, FL 32309, or the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Parkinson's Center, 1401 Centerville Road, Suite 504, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Kester was a native of Union, S.C., and had lived in Tallahassee for 35 years. He was a Mason, an Elk and a Florida State University Booster. An avid golfer, he served as a ranger at Seminole Golf Course for 12 years. Other survivors include two daughters, Mary Gast (and husband Gary) of Sevierville, Tenn., and Jennifer Deal (and husband Chuck Jr.) of Crawfordville; three stepdaughters, Cindy Ford (and husband Jeff) of Maryland, Debbie Evans (and husband Ron) of Kansas and Trish Campos (and husband Tony) of Maryland; a sister, Nelle Hyder of South Carolina; a brother, Don Sprouse of South Carolina; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia H. Sprouse; a son, William G. Sprouse; a sister, Phoebe Parks; and both parents. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/2/2005.
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Odell Staley, 68, a carpenter, died Sunday, June 20, 2004. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at New Mount Zion AME Church in Tallahassee, with burial at St. John Cemetery in Midway. Family will receive friends from noon EDT until the service Saturday at the church. Christian Memorial Chapel in Graceville (850-263-6834) is handling arrangements. Mr. Staley is survived by his wife, Theressa Hill Staley of Tallahassee; eight children, Tonya Jones, Gwendolyn Staley, Barney (and wife Teresa) and Barry (and wife Renee), all of Tallahassee, Jonathan Van (and wife Alice), Rodger (and wife Georgia) and Natalie Ross, all of Midway, and Sean (and wife Jackie) of St. Petersburg; 10 stepchildren, JoAnn Moore of Hopewell, Va., Jamile Hill (and wife Debbie) and Terry Cromer (and wife Avernell), both of West Palm Beach, Vincent Cromer (and wife Vikki) of Washington D.C., Tammy Moss (and husband David) of South Bend, Ind., Leslie Kelly (and husband Sylvester) of Crawfordville, Bobby Cromer and Janet Hill, both of Atlanta, Adam Cromer of Butler, N.C., and April Howard (and husband Aubrey) of Tallahassee; a brother, Frank Grant (and wife Alma) of Marianna; two sisters, Edell Deshazier of Havana and Emma Miller, both of Miami; two aunts, Catherine Brinson and Plassie Neal, both of Marianna; a brother, George Caldwell of Marianna; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/25/2004.
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ST. MARKS - Jack Wayne Stalions, 74, died Friday, March 17, 2006, in Quincy. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Charles McClellan Funeral home (850-627-7677) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/14/2006
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Lena Smith Stallings, 74, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Woodville First Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. A native of Clayton, Ga., she had lived in Tallahassee since 1965. She was a member of Woodville First Baptist church and a lifelong member of the Elks Lodge. She is survived by a son, David Bruce Stallings of Woodville; a brother, Buddy P. Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; and a sister, Dorothy "Dot" Reeves of Woodville. She was predeceased by a son, Ray Stallings, and her husband, Robert "Bob" Stallings. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/3/2007.
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WOODVILLE - Ray Stallings, 53, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Pat Stallings. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Woodville First Baptist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 13, 226 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Kings Mountain, N.C., and moved from Douglasville, Ga., to Tallahassee in 1966. He was the current commander of the American Legion Post 13. He was a lifetime member and past commander of the VFW Post 3308 in Tallahassee. He was a youth-baseball coach and was very instrumental in establishing the park in Woodville. He was a member of Woodville First Baptist Church and served people for more than 25 years as a LUTCF with his insurance business. Other survivors include his mother, Lena Stallings of Woodville; four sons, Derrik Ray Stallings and Michael G. Stallings, both of Woodville, and Scott M. Cherry and Chris M. Cherry, both of Tallahassee; a brother, David Bruce Stallings of Woodville; a sister, Diann Dunn of San Diego, Calif.; a grandson, Derrik Ray Stallings II of Tallahassee; nine nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/23/2004.
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R.E. Stanaland, 79, who retired as a superintendent from Leon County Public Works, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma Ruth Stanaland. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. The 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. He was born in Ivan, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. He was a Pentecostal. He was on the board of directors for the North Florida Fair for 58 years. He loved to fish. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is also survived by a son, Richard Erwin Stanaland (and wife Shirley) of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Gloria A. Smith (and husband Mike) and Debbie L. Buchanan (and husband Melvin) both of Tallahassee; a brother, G.C. Stanaland of Plant City; a sister, Mary Virginia Grissett of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/29/2007.

R.E. Stanaland, 79, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT today at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home, 850-926-3333). Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/30/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Bruce Standaert, 49, who was a mechanic at Economy Used Auto Parts in Wakulla County before his illness, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005. Services will be Tuesday in Kewanee, Ill. Memorial services at the home of Bruce and his companion, Rosemary, will be announced later. Flowers for Bruce may be sent to Schueneman Tumbleson Funeral Home, 219 E. Second St., Kewanee, IL 61443. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling local arrangements. He was a dedicated friend and companion. Watching NASCAR was one of his favorite hobbies and Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. were his heroes. His generous heart and open arms were always there to any friend who needed advice, a tear shed or just an ear to listen. He will always be remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Edmond and Mary Lou Standaert of Illinois; a daughter, Christina of Texas; his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends; and his loving companion, Rosemary Demoret. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/6/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Doris Lee "Sam" Staples, 72, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb., 16, 2007, in Tallahassee. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). She was born in Pell City, Ala., and was a resident of Crawfordville for four years, coming from Pell City. She was a Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Charles Ray Coshatt (and wife Willie Belle) of Pell City, Bobby Coshatt (and wife Penny) of Crawfordville and Alton Wyatt Coshatt of Opelika, Ala.; a brother, Major Lee of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Jeanette Lee of Pell City; 13 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Lynn Coshatt. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/21/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Lee Starling, 59, a welder, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Tina Starling. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Monday at the funeral home. He was born in Dothan, Ala., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 35 years. He was a Baptist. Other survivors include his mother, Mae Kirkland of Crawfordville; a son, William Lee Starling Jr. (and wife Tammy) of Crawfordville; three daughters, Vickie J. Heuring (and husband Robert W.), Angela Evans (and husband Ronnie) and Tereasa Locke (and husband Alan), all of Crawfordville; two brothers, David Starling (and wife Janice) and Tommy Starling (and wife Nancy), both of Crawfordville; nine grandchildren, Robby, Heather, Sheree, Michael, Samantha, Christina, Kendra, Taylor and Hunter; a great-grandchild, Harley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Kirkland. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/23/2005.
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Emmie Hardy Stearman, 83, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 5, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edmond B. Stearman. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Northwoods Baptist Church Building Fund, 3762 N.W. Capital Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Emmie was born in Bibb County, Ga., to James F. and Philamena Roquemore Hardy. She was a member of Northwoods Baptist Church. Other survivors include two daughters, Gale Davis (and husband Jerry) of Katy, Texas, and Becki Stearman of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two sons, Benny Stearman (and wife Rosemary) of St. Peters, Mo., and E. Scott Stearman (and fiancee Marsha Lanier) of Crawfordville; and special friends, Don and Marie Kress of Havana and Murdina Campbell of Tallahassee. Survivors also include four sisters, Helen Kilgore of Macon, Ga., Margarett Robinson of Warner Robins, Ga., and Viva Evans and Ruth Williams, both of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, Jim Hardy (and wife Sarah) of Macon; nine grandchildren, Stacey Hall (and husband Larry) of Tifton, Ga., Jon Segroves (and wife Debra) of Albany, Ga., Jeff Segroves (and wife Brenda) of Huntsville, Ala., Russell Davis (and wife Suzanne) of Catoosa, Okla., Richard Davis of Seattle, Shawn Stearman of St. Peters, Rebecca Lynn Hamilton (and husband Bob) of O'Fallon, Mo., Layla Stearman Cotton of Tallahassee and Danielle Wolf of Flagstaff; a brother-in-law, John Stearman (and wife Brenda) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; four sisters-in-law, Thelma Webb of Newnan, Ga., Thema Langston of Macon, Mary Crouch of Indianapolis and Margie Gunnell (and husband Doc) of Macon; and 17 great-grandchildren. Emmie was preceded in death by a daughter, Lolita Segroves, and a grandson, Ezra Stearman. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/6/2005.
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Kobe Kyle Steinmetz, 4, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Nicole Steinmetz and father, James Kyle Steinmetz. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST today at First Assembly of God Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Give Kids the World Foundation, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746, or National Wilms Tumor Study Group, c/o University of Florida, Division of Hematology/Oncology, P.O. Box 100296, Gainesville, FL 32610-0296. Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include a sister, Kyli Raine Steinmetz of Tallahassee; a maternal grandmother, Joan Forte (and fiance Roger Keim) of Tallahassee; a maternal grandfather, Bill Forte (and wife Sandra) of Holiday; a paternal grandmother, Brenda Arnold Johnson of Delray Beach; paternal grandfather, James M. Steinmetz of Tallahassee; maternal great-grandparents, Jackie and Steve Andris of Monticello and Drucella VanHouten of Miami Beach; maternal great-great-grandmother, Edna Wilson of Crawfordville; two aunts, JoAnn Overly of Monticello and Krista Steinmetz of Delray Beach; two cousins, Jade Overly of Largo and Kelsiana Turo of Delray Beach; and a host of other relatives and family friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Vernie and Ruffin Arnold Johnson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/4/2003 - 2/5/2003.
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PANACEA - Annie Mae Stephens, 87, a waitress and homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, in Crawfordville after a lengthy illness. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at Panacea Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and was of the Holiness faith. She was the last of the eight children of Wright and Lula Spears. She is survived by a son, Steve N. Stephens Jr. of Woodville; a daughter, Lillis O. Roberts of Crawfordville; two granddaughters, Kathline R. Roberts and Lillis Melita Prati; two grandsons, Steve N. Stephens III and Shannon N. Stephens; three great-grandchildren, Robert S. Prati, Michael Stephens and Ryan Stephens; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Karen Fields. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/27/2003.
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Sopchoppy - Bennett Jerrell Stephens, 60 of Sopchoppy died Tuesday June 13, 1995 in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral home in Crawfordville. A native of Thomas County, Ga., he was retired as a salesman for ACME Boot Co. He was a Mason, a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Dottie Stephens of Sopchoppy; two sons, Bennett Jerrell Stephens Jr. of Mount Dora and Todd Andrew Stephens of Tallahassee; two stepsons, Larry Kevin Welch of Winter Haven and Kenneth Chris Welch of Bartow; a daughter, Tamra Stephens Giordano of Tallahassee; his mother and stepfather, Betty and C. E. Kirkland of Tallahassee; two brothers, Bill Stephens of Sopchoppy and Andy Stephens of Thomasville; three sisters, Betty Ann Smith of Plantation, Fay Stephens of Tallahassee and Vivian Campbell of Sopchoppy; and five grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat
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PERRY - Glenwood Leroy Stephens, 77, died Friday, April 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris Bass Stephens. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial at Pineview Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A native and lifelong resident of Perry, he was a member of the Perry Church of Christ. He was a Navy veteran and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a past member of the Perry Elks Lodge and the Perry Woodman of the World. He retired from Buckeye Cellulose Corp. in 1987. Other survivors include two sons, Darryl Stephens (and wife LaJune) of Perry and Donald Stephens (and wife Judy) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Debra Ann Addison (and husband Greg) of Jacksonville; two brothers, Frank Stephens of Jacksonville and Larry Stephens of Gainesville; a sister, Eloise Marlow of Pinellas Park; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and good friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/22/2003
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Douglas Bradley Stetson Jr., 15, a ninth-grade student at Wakulla High School, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, of injuries suffered in an ATV accident in Jefferson County. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at Berean Mennonite Church in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850- 385-2193). Bradley was a native and lifelong resident of this area. He loved to write and to be outdoors. He is survived by his mother, Kim Stetson of Tallahassee; his father, Doug Stetson of Crawfordville; his sister, Erika Stetson of Tallahassee; his maternal grandmother, Jacklyn Kennedy of Tallahassee; his maternal grandfather, Jerry Sego of Jefferson County; his maternal great-grandfather, Cecil Sego of Jefferson County; and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marshall and Joanne Mae Stetson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/11/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Christine Rebecca Stewart, 80, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Medart. No service is planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/26/2005.
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ST. PETE BEACH - Homer E. Still Jr., 85, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at Largo Medical Center. Services are being planned. Anderson McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers (727-347-6636) is handling arrangements. Friends may sign the on-line guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com. Mr. Still was born in Plano, Ky., and moved to Jacksonville when he was 2 years old. He was a 1942 graduate of the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. During World War II he served in the Army Quartermaster Corps. as an employment officer at the Schenectady Depot. He later served in the Army Air Corps, as a B-24 bomber pilot in the 8th Air Force, 44th bomb group and the 506th bomb squad flying out of England. He was shot down over Germany and was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft I, Barth, then known as Pomerania. After the war, he returned to the University of Florida where he taught Accounting. He also worked for a Certified Public accountant firm in Jacksonville and did graduate work at University of California-Los Angeles and Berkeley. He returned to Florida in 1952, where he performed municipal audits and was an auditor with the State Auditor. He became a Florida CPA in 1953. He was active in the Unitarian Church for many years and served as president of the Jacksonville Church and the Tallahassee Church. He was also president of the Florida Council of Liberal Churches. He was active in the LeMoyne Art Foundation in Tallahassee serving as president, treasurer and board member. He served as a staff member for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. He was a budget examiner with the Florida budget director, and he served on the Board of Regents staff. He was the associate director of the University of Michigan nationwide research project on university finance. He was Florida's first state planning director, the only Democrat appointed by then Gov. Claude Kirk to head an agency. He moved from Tallahassee to St. Pete Beach in 1973, and became the proprietor of a one-man business, where he rented sailboats, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, one-man motor boats, and lounges. He also sold sun -tan lotion and gave sailing lessons. He said his most significant lifetime occupational accomplishment was teaching thousands of people to sail with a one-hour lesson. He served on the board of directors of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative as vice president and then president. He was an active member and past commander of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War; a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4256, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Inquiry. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Ann; three sons, James E. Still of Tallahassee, Wayne McDaniel Becker of Chiefland and David Todd of Crawfordville; a daughter, Jamie Cox of Tallahassee; a sister, Evelyn Abercrombie of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Armenta McDaniel. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/4/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ray Fred Stine Sr., 74, a race-horse trainer and harness-racing driver and former owner of Quality Auction, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Theresa Stine. No service is planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Visit Obituaries at Tallahassee.com to view or sign guest books. Other survivors include two sons, Ray F. Stine Jr. of Grundy, Va., and William Stine of Melrose Park, Ill.; a daughter, Renee Allen of Crawfordville; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Allen of Crawfordville and Anissa Stine, Timothy Stine, Jason Stine and Shawn Stine, all of Grundy; and two great-grandchildren, Kortnie Stine and Amber Stine, both of Grundy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/18/2005 - 2/19/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Junita "Granny Jake" Stokley, 90, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at her home after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Carl F. Stokley Sr. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday at Central Baptist Church, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). A native of Jasper, she lived in Crawfordville for 49 years. Survivors include a son, Carl F. Stokley Jr. (and wife Joanne) of Crawfordville; three daughters, Wanda Stokley and Gloria Perryman (and husband Bob), both of Crawfordville, and Patsy Dunlap (and husband Gray) of St. Petersburg; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Edwin and Ralph Thomas. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/5/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Clarence Alfred Story, 82, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 5, at 43 Grantham Lane in Crawfordville, with burial at Bethpage Cemetery in Wacissa. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Jefferson County and had been a resident of Crawfordville for 21 years, coming from Vero Beach. He was a Christian. He is survived by three sons, Joe Wells (and wife Betty) of North Carolina and James Story (and wife Debbie) and Delbert Story (and wife Julie), both of Crawfordville; three daughters, Linda Sailor of Crawfordville, Reva Footman (and husband Nick) of Vero Beach and Patricia Story of Crawfordville; two brothers, Willie I. Story (and wife Frances) of Monticello and Preston Grantham (and wife Betty) of Crawfordville; two sisters, Jadon Gerrell (and husband Lawson) and Rita Rakestraw (and husband John), both of Woodville; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Pauline Story, and two sons, George and Alfred Story. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/26/2007.
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Crawfordville - David Jewel Story, 51, of Dandridge, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Story. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at First Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was a parts manager for Hobleman Part Supply. He was an Army veteran and a Baptist. Other survivors include a daughter, April Rester (and husband Lanny) of Eastpoint; his mother, Thelma Locklear of Port Charlotte; two brothers, Rodger Locklear of Panama City and Douglas Locklear of Bonifay; two grandchildren, Corbin Bryce Rester and Clinton Bailey Rester, both of Eastpoint; and many aunts, uncles and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/25/2003
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Hazel Pauline Story, 82, a fruit grader, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Clarence Story. The service is beingplanned. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6:30 p.m. EST Saturday 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 Chattanooga, Okla., in 1923. She moved to South Florida in the 1940s and retired to Wakulla County in 1986. She is survived by three sons, Joe Wells (and wife Betty) of North Carolina, Jim Story (and wife Debi) and Delbert Story (and wife Julie), both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Linda Sailor of Crawfordville and Reva Footman (and husband Nick) of Vero Beach; a daughter-in-law, Trish Story of Crawfordville; two brothers, Bob Harris of Texas and Gib Harris of Mississippi; two sisters, Tiny Cato of High Springs and Estelle Sutten of Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Al Story and George Story. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/3/2006.
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Oscar Joseph "Joe" Story, 72, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta Joan Davis Story. A family memorial service will be Sunday at the Story home. In lieu of flowers, 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. Joe was born in Missouri on Nov. 10, 1931, and settled in Tallahassee in January 1968 with his family. He was a devoted family man who will be best known by many friends and family for his great sense of humor and willingness to help others. Other survivors include a son, Shawn Story (and wife Joy) of Tallahassee, and five daughters, Kathy Wharton (and husband Steve and their children, Berry and Scott Bradley), Maria Jo Strickland (and husband Pete and their children, Laura and husband Steve Mattox and Karla and husband Mike Vinson), Rosa Wells (and husband Max and their daughter, Melissa Biddle), Sharee Klein (and husband Pete and their children, Christy and Amanda) and Renee Wilson (and husband Roy and their son, Brian), all of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Eldon Mills. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/21/2004.
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Arthur Bowie Stout, 91, a retired railroad inspector, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Catherine Kerce Stout. The service will be 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Culley's MeodowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850- 877-8191), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. EST until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a member of Wakulla United Methodist Church. He and his wife Catherine were charter members of the Good Sam Club Chapter No. 16. Other survivors include his son, Arthur Richard Stout (and wife Cheryl) of Cross Hill, S.C.; a daughter, Trudie Mixon (and husband Gerald) of Pace, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgia Linzy Stout; his second wife, Trudi Kinsey Stout; a daughter, Alma Stout Norris; and a son, Cecil Ray Stout. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/26/2005 - 11/27/2005.
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Dixie T. Stoutamire, 88, a heavy-equipment operator, died Saturday, April 17, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ertis Long Stoutamire. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Fort Braden Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will follow at the Stoutamire Family Cemetery at 24709 Log Landing Road on Highway 375. Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Mr. Stoutamire was a Methodist. He was born on May 12, 1915, to Daisy Gatlin Stoutamire and D.W. "Stout" Stoutamire in the community of Ward in Leon County. He attended Fort Braden School and graduated from Leon High School. He was employed by Smith Construction Co. during World War II and helped build air strips and roads for the military in the Florida Panhandle. In later years, he became self-employed as a heavy-equipment operator, clearing land in Leon and surrounding counties. He spent several years in South Florida and Fort Pierce, clearing land for cattle ranchers and developers. He continued to operate heavy equipment until his retirement at the age of 85. He loved farming and growing peaches. Other survivors include a son, Tommy Stoutamire (and wife Dot) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Joan Ganey (and husband Richard) of Dunlap, Tenn., and Jenny Earle (and husband Dave) of Sopchoppy; a stepson, Buddy Lindsey (and wife Clara) of Tallahassee; a stepdaughter, Billie Davis (and husband Bruce) of Sopchoppy; seven grandsons, Buzzy Stoutamire, Jimmy Ganey, Tony and Justin Hunter, Charlie and Donnie Lindsey and Kenny Horne; eight granddaughters, Carolyn Miller, Lisa Ippolito, Terry Rogers, Casey Mathis, Cathy Reynolds, Sandy Horne, Dawn Porter and Mandy Sanders; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Winifred McElvar (and husband Mac) and Mary Monfort (and husband Delma), both of Tallahassee, Kayleen Kilburn of Slydell, La., and Patricia McGown of Brewton, Ala.; and two brothers, Phillip Stoutamire of Tallahassee and James Stoutamire (and wife Janet) of Crawfordville. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Bennett and Grace Lloyd, and a brother, Earl "Pete" Stoutamire. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/19/2004.
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SMITH CREEK - Earl H. "Pete" Stoutamire, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Jackson Bluff Community Church in Tallahassee. Fairchild Burial & Cremation Services (386-8686) is handling arrangements. A native of Smith Creek, he had lived there all his life and enjoyed his life on the river. Survivors include two sons, Isaac P. Stoutamire of Smith Creek and Jason Stoutamire of Tallahassee; a daughter, Faith Stoutamire of Shreveport, La.; three brothers, Dixie Stoutamire and Phil Stoutamire, both of Smith Creek, and James Stoutamire of Wakulla County; four sisters, Kayleen Kilbourn of Slidell, La., Patricia McGowin of Brewton, Ala., and Mary Mumford and Winifred McElvar, both of Tallahassee; and a grandchild, Dorian Stoutamire of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/20/2003.
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SOPCHOPPY - Ertis Stoutamire, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Aenon Baptist Church, with burial at Stoutamire Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST Sunday 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. Mrs. Stoutamire was born in Andrews, S.C. She was an avid outdoorswoman who spent many hours with her many friends fishing on the Ochlockonee River. She always enjoyed hunting and devoted many hours tending to her garden. Mrs. Stoutamire was well known, loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a member of Aenon Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Buddy Lindsey (and wife Clara) of Tallahassee; three daughters, Billie Davis (and husband Bruce) and Jenny Earle (and husband Dave), both of Sopchoppy, and Dot Stoutamire (and husband Tommy) of Tallahassee; a brother, Joe Long (and wife Patricia) of South Carolina; four sisters, Cora Ethridge (and husband Paul) of Sopchoppy, Vonnie Marsh (and husband Legette) of Tallahassee, Vermie Bodiford (and husband Harry) of South Carolina and Neeley Meyers of Colorado; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dixie Stoutamire. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/12/2005.
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Brinson - Richard Edward Strain, 63, who retired as a truck driver for Wingate Taylormaid Trucking, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Lake City. He is survived by his wife, Helen Strain. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Brinson Cemetery in Brinson. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. Other survivors include a son, Fredrick Strain of Brinson; two daughters, Tina Nichols of Brinson and Tammy Newberry of Crawfordville; two brothers, Frank Strain of Tampa and Frankie Strain of Cape Coral; and seven grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/6/2004.
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BLOUNTSTOWN - Dewey Streetman, 83, who worked for Simpson Auto Parts for 15 years and Calhoun Liberty Hospital for 18 years, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004. The service will be at 3 p.m. CST Tuesday at the chapel of Adams Funeral Home (850-674-5449), with burial at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST today at the funeral home. Mr. Streetman was born and raised in Howard, Ga., and lived in Calhoun County since 1948. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. During his service he was a member of a platoon that stormed the beach at Normandy. He also was a deacon of Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church for more than 50 years. Survivors include a son, Dewey Streetman Jr. (and wife Lynn) of Blountstown; four grandchildren, Shawn Streetman and Melissa Streetman Seitzinger (and husband Jack), both of Crawfordville, Amy Roberts Sieting (and husband Scott) of Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, Ariz., and Jennifer Roberts of Tallahassee; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Hancock of Louisiana and Clara Streetman of Tallahassee; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Coxwell Streetman. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/8/2004.
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A. K. "Arvis" Strickland, 78, who was a retired construction contractor died Monday, July 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jewel Daughtry Strickland. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at the chapel of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with entombment in the Garden Mausoleum at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. The Revs. John F. Tuvell and John F. Perry will officiate. Mr. Strickland's grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Members of his church and close friends will be honorary pallbearers. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday EDT at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family and special friends. He was born in Dade County on Aug. 20, 1925, and lived there briefly. He and his family were residents of Bainbridge, Ga., from 1947 until 1962, and Augusta, Ga., until they relocated to Tallahassee in 1989. He operated a greenhouse nursery in Augusta. Until a second retirement in 2000, he owned Strickland Golf Carts in Tallahassee. He was a World War II veteran and a lifelong member of Climax Advent Christian Church. Other survivors include five children, A.K. "Ken" Strickland Jr., Linda Strickland Adams (and husband Lenton R. Adams), Michael D. Strickland and Judy E. Strickland, all of Tallahassee, and Paul W. Strickland (and wife Vanessa Rose Strickland) of Laguna Niguel Hill, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Schylea Strickland, Kevin and Astrid Bowlby Strickland, Alycia Strickland, Jennifer and Scott Martin, Amanda Adams, Angel and Jeremy Kendrick, Skylar Strickland, Zoe Strickland and Jeremy Crane; nine great-grandchildren, John Hardy, Jamie Hardy, Meghan Brown, Logan Martin, Cody Moore, Tyler Ouzts, Krista Kendrick, Karighan Kendrick and Zack Kendrick; a sister, Elria Strickland Davis of Bainbridge; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/8/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Aaron "Bessie" Strickland Jr., 77, a painter, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST today at Ivan Church Cemetery in Crawfordville. 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. He was a native of Wakulla County and attended Ivan Assembly of God Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sisters, Johnnie McCallister and Faye Benton Newby, both of Crawfordville, and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/31/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ernest "Gene" Strickland, 75, a retired sales manager who had worked for Life of Georgia Insurance Co., died Tuesday, Jan, 28, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Deloris Strickland. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. EST Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Watermelon Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Glennville, Ga. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; The Building Fund of Pioneer Baptist Church, 486 Beechwood Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327; or a favorite charity. Mr. Strickland was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a Mason and a member of Marzuq Shrine Temple. Other survivors include two sons, Stuart Strickland and Stanley Strickland (and wife Jane), both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Carol Strickland of Tallahassee; three sisters, Joyce Pryor of Tifton, Ga., and Barbara Dasher and Linda Vaught, both of Glennville; four grandchildren, Lauren Strickland, Diana Strickland, Travis Strickland and Michael Turner; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/30/2003.
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Panacea - Josephine Strickland, 70, who retired as a waitress for the Oaks Restaurant, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home chapel in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Survivors include a son, Cecil Strickland of Panacea; two daughters, Susan Jacobs of Groves, Texas, and JoAnn DeYoung of Bridge City, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/9/2003.
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Lamar Eugene Strickland, 58, of Morganton, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at Frya Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at his home. Memorials may be made to Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States, 302 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC 28806. Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory (828-322-3015) is handling arrangements for the family. Born January 16, 1949, in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late Mildred Peacock and Wyley Strickland. Mr. Strickland was a truck driver and had a love for motorcycles. He was a member of the Knob Motorcycle Chapter, "The Knobbies." He is survived by two brothers, Jerry Strickland of Tallahassee, and Kenny Strickland (and wife Barbara) of Crawfordville; a sister, Kathy Jo Strickland of Tallahassee; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Shirley Rhodes of Morganton, N.C. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia "Tricia" Strickland. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/25/2007.
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Michael D. Strickland, 50, a self-employed carpenter, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, from injuries suffered in an automobile crash. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at MeadowWood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at his mother's home, 3007 Shamrock North, Unit 20, Kenilwood Townhouses. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of his father, A.K. Strickland Sr., to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mr. Strickland was born in Bainbridge, Ga., on June 25, 1954, and lived there until 1961. He and his family were residents of Augusta, Ga., until 1995, when he moved to Tallahassee. He was a master carpenter and independent contractor. He was a member of Dearing Baptist Church in Dearing, Ga. He is survived by a daughter, Angel Strickland Kendrick (and husband R. Jeremy Kendrick) of Augusta, and his mother, Jewel D. Strickland of Tallahassee. Mr. Strickland had four grandchildren: Tyler Redding Ouzts, Gregorie "Zack" Kendrick, Krista Suzanne Kendrick and Karighan Rose Kendrick. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, A.K. "Ken" Strickland Jr., Linda Strickland Adams (and husband Lenton R. Adams) and Judy E. Strickland, all of Tallahassee, and Paul W. Strickland (and wife Vanessa Rose Strickland) of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Mr. Strickland had many nieces and nephews, including Schylea Strickland, Kevin Strickland, Astrid Bowlby, Alycia Strickland, John Hardy, Jamie Hardy, Jennifer and Scott Martin, Meghan Brown, Logan Martin, Amanda Adams, Cody Moore, Skylar Strickland, Zoe Strickland and Jeremy Crane. He was preceded in death by his father. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/20/2004.
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Mildred Peacock Strickland, 75, a retired commercial loan officer, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Mrs. Strickland retired from Capital City Bank as a commercial loan officer. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Lamar Strickland of Morgantown, N.C., Kenny Strickland of Crawfordville and Jerry Strickland of Tallahassee; a daughter, Kathy Jo Strickland of Tallahassee; a sister, Rubye Purcell of Port St. Lucie; a lifetime friend, Murriel Hanes; a special granddaughter, Lisa Taylor; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/27/2003
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Pete Strickland, 54, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years of marriage, Jo Strickland. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. EDT until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Pete was born in Moultrie, Ga., and had lived most of his life in Tallahassee. He had been employed with the State of Florida for over thirty years, with over twenty of those years at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as an electrician. Pete is also survived by his two daughters, Laura Mattox (and husband Steve) and Karla Dicks (and husband Jerry) of Tallahassee; one granddaughter, Kimmie Dicks of Tallahassee; two brothers, Ronny Strickland of Tallahassee and Johnny Strickland of Perry. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Strickland. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/23/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - T.F. "Tad" Strickland, 93, a dairyman, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Riversink Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Zion Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Riversink Baptist Church Building Fund, 803 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Tad was born June 22, 1912, to W.P. and Fannie C. (Powell) Strickland, at Ben Haden in Wakulla County. During the Depression, he was a member of President Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. He managed several dairies in Manatee County and helped his son, Richard, who owned dairies in Georgia. Upon retiring, he returned to Crawfordville. He was ordained a deacon at Samoset Baptist Church in Manatee Company and served as a deacon at Riversink Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Tony Strickland (and wife Jane Ellen), Richard Strickland (and wife Nancy) and Bill Strickland (and wife Susan); 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a devoted caregiver and friend, Betty Morris. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Pharaba; four brothers; and five sisters. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/21/2005.
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Matthew Ryan Strubble, 22, a singer and guitarist, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003. He is survived by his parents, Butch and Kathy Strubble. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at Chaires United Methodist Church in Chaires. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. EST Sunday at Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929). Memorial contributions may be made to the Matt Strubble Fund at SAIL High School, 725 N. Macomb St., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Born in Heidleberg, Germany, he had lived in Tallahassee for 20 years. He was very musically inclined and was the lead singer and guitarist for Fish House Punch, an up-and-coming band that was rapidly gaining recognition. He attended Chaires United Methodist Church and made friends easily with everyone he met. Other survivors include a brother, David Strubble of Woodville; a stepbrother, Daniel Keen of Tallahassee; his paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Ruth Strubble of Tallahassee; his maternal grandparents, Emory and Tommie Green of Sopchoppy; and several other family members and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/25/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alice Miranda Styles, 74, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in Medart. A memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fair Play Wilderness Camp School, 347 Wilderness Trail, Westminster, S.C. 29693. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Styles of Piedmont, S.C.; a son, Ralph Styles of California; a brother, John Kirby (and wife Doris) of St Marks; a sister, Jo Kendrick (and husband Randall) of Cairo, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Marion Weinberger of Williamsburg, Va.; and a grandson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/6/2003.
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Joan Shepherd Styles, 79, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Margaret Dozier Hospice House, succumbing to injuries suffered in a fall earlier this month. She is survived by her husband, James R. "JR" Styles. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Woodville, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at the Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Funeral Home (850-877-8191). Memorials may be made in Joan's memory to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or to St. Stephens Catholic Church, 1999 Natural Bridge Rd., Woodville, FL 32305. Joan was born in Tampa on February 5, 1928, to James Revels and Betty Brandon. The sixth generation Floridian was proud of her service as Tallahassee's first female police officer. She relocated with her children to Tallahassee in 1966 where she was first employed by the State Public Safety Department. From there she moved on to manage the animal control facility before going into training to become a police officer. She was medically retired from the department in 1982 when a car accident disabled her. She was able to fight her way back from the traumatic head injury and was enjoying her years surrounded by family and a host of four legged friends. She is also survived by her five children, James D. Kitchens of Tallahassee, Mary Louise Goodie of Atlanta, Joseph F. Goodie (and wife Ann) of Fairhope, Ala., Joanie Sharman (and husband Bobby) of Crawfordville and Jill Bell (and husband Seward) of Eufaula, Ala.; six grandchildren, Juliette "Bambi" McDaniel (and husband Todd) of Athens, Ga., Heidi Harris (and husband Stan) of Powder Springs, Ga., April Steingrebe (and husband Scott) of San Diego, Calif., Adrian Steve Hall of Crawfordville, and Joseph "ET" Goodie and Taylor Goodie of Fairhope, Ala.; a brother, Jack Hayward of Westwood, Mass.; a sister, Janet Revels of Tallahassee; and five great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/25/2007.
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Frances B. Sullivan, 83, who was a manager for a travel agency, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Roy Woody of Georgia. Private family services are planned. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. She was a member of the Colonial Dames and a former member of the Killearn Country Club. Other survivors include two sons, John D. Sullivan of Hawaii and Frank B. Sullivan of Wakulla; two daughters, Carol E. Kelly of Georgia and Fran Sullivan-Fahs of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/13/2004.
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Helen Tucker Sullivan, 68, of Tallahassee died Tuesday. The service will be at 3 p.m. today at Crawfordville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, P.O. Box 537, Crawfordville, FL. 32326; Leon County Senior Citizens, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32303; the Leon County Humane Society; the Wakulla County Humane Society; or a favorite charity. A native of Crawfordville, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1945. She retired from the Department of Transportation in 1988 and was a Baptist. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Ann Sullivan of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-3333.) Published 24 Jan 2001 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ruth Annette Sullivan, 67, a homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333), with burial at 1 p.m. EDT at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. Born in Marianna, she was a resident of Crawfordville since 1999, having moved from Monticello. She was a Baptist. She is survived by two daughters, Debra Marie Pullen of Crawfordville and Sharon Elaine Gray (and husband David) of Monticello; a brother, Clarence H. "Buddy" Gilley of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Emma Lou Johnston (and husband George) of Crawfordville and Era Bell Henshaw (and husband Eddie) of Fort Myers; two grandchildren, Jami Marie McCormick (and husband Eric) of DeFuniak Springs and Makala Annette Nelson of Monticello; a great-grandchild, Ethan Cayde Chitty of DeFuniak Springs; and her ex-husband, Joe R. Wallace Sr. of Milledgeville, Ga. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/4/2003.
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PANACEA - Winifred E. Sullivan, 88 died Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Formerly of Columbus, Ga., she made Panacea her home five years ago to be close to her sons. She had been a longtime volunteer for the Muscogee Humane Society in Columbus. Survivors include two sons, Robert J. Coleman and Bill Coleman, both of Panacea, and two grandchildren, April Coleman of Columbus and Sean Brewer of Smiths, Ala. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/10/2007.
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BRISTOL - Mary Clair Summers, 56, who retired from Liberty County public schools as a teacher, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Dr. John J. Summers. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blountstown, with burial at Orange Cemetery in Liberty County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EST today at McClellan Funeral Home in Bristol (643-3636). Other survivors include four daughters, Daphne Summers of Jacksonville Beach, Dr. Andrea Summers Plagge of Crawfordville, Sheri Summers Bateman of Newnan, Ga., and Dr. Clari Summers McCaskill of Cairo, Ga.; a son, John Stuart Summers of Altha; a brother, the Rev. Arthur C. Dennison of Miami; and seven grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/27/2003.
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BRISTOL - Opal Jean Sumner, 80, a housewife, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Edward Sumner. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol, with burial at 12:45 p.m. EDT at Mount Elon Cemetery in Smith Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at McClellan Funeral Home (850-643-3636). Survivors include four sons, Randy Anderson (and wife Nena) of Sopchoppy, Tony Anderson (and wife Vanita) of Bristol, David Sumner (and wife Marian) of Havana (Concord) and Kenneth Sumner (and wife Cynthia) of Bristol; three daughters, Dottie Gray (and husband Laymon) of Tallahassee, Adronna Kombrinck (and husband Bruce) of Blountstown and Patricia Whitfield (and husband Steve) of Bristol; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Adron Anderson; her parents, Jake and Laura Langston; and three sisters, Elma Kyle, Mary Anderson and Anne Langston. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/8/2004.
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Samuel "Sammy" Surles, 65, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2851 Remington Green Circle, Suite C, Tallahassee 32308, or the American Lung Association of Florida/Big Bend Region, 539 Silver Slipper Lane, Suite A, Tallahassee, FL 32303. A native of Cherry Lake, he lived most of his life in Tallahassee. He retired as an electrical estimator, was an avid fisherman, a gardener and loved fixing things. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Concord Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Pat Surles; a son, Wesley Surles (and wife Pam) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Valerie Davis (and husband Rocky) of Crawfordville and Mary K. Surles of Tallahassee; and five grandchildren, Cody, Avery, Courtney, Katelyn and Abigail. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/13/2007.
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Agnes Newell Swanson, 88, a homemaker, died Monday, March 13, 2006, in Plantation. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Hospice, 5420 N.W. 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Agnes was born in Malden, Mass., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She is survived by four daughters and their husbands, Ellen and Larry O'Dea of Sunrise, Nancy and Jerry Hammon and Liz and Rock Akom, all of Tallahassee, and Janet and Jimmy Godwin Jr. of Crawfordville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/16/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alva William "Bill" Swartz, 86, who retired from the U.S. Army, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by a daughter, Alice Ann Swartz. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church in Ochlockonee Bay. 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. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a resident of Crawfordville since 1985. He was of the Methodist faith. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Mercedes Corujo de Bedoya, Maria Elena Corujo de Aguirre, Jose Luis Corujo III and Ana Cristina Corujo-Rhazi, and four great-grandchildren, Eduardo Bedoya, Jose Luis Bedoya, Santiago Bedoya and Jose Luis Corujo IV. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/23/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary M. Swartz, 87, a homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, A.W. "Bill" Swartz. Services will be later. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Portland, Ore., and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1985. Other survivors include a daughter, Alice Ann Swartz of Crawfordville; a sister, Cecilia Kirby of Beaverton, Ore.; four grandchildren, Mercedes Corujo De Bedoya, Maria Elena Corujo De Aguirre, Jose Luis Corujo III and Ana Cristina Corujo-Rhazi; and four great-grandchildren, Eduardo Bedoya, Jose Luis Bedoya, Santiago Bedoya and Jose Luis Corujo IV. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/3/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert C. Sweet died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sweet. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at Wakulla United Methodist Church in Crawfordville. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla United Methodist Church, 1584 Old Woodville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was an active member at Wakulla United Methodist Church. Survivors include wife, Betty; three daughters, Marjorie Fisher (and husband Corlous), Georgette Farrell (and husband Steve) and Kathleen Brown; seven grandchildren, Amanda Braswell, Bruce Brown Jr., Jamie Birchfield, Stephanie Farrell, Angela Fisher, Austin Fisher and Braedon Fisher; four great-grandchildren, Jonathon Kumpan, Kalia Fisher, Desiree Braswell and Vanessa Braswell; two sisters, Faye Decker and Kathy Millington; six nieces; and a nephew. Robert went to be with his Heavenly Father. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/5/2006.
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Charles E. Sweetland, 75, who retired from General Motors, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003. The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He moved to Tallahassee five years ago from California. He was a Protestant and served in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by three daughters, Janet Brunson (and husband Harry) and Sandra McPhaul (and husband Joe), both of Crawfordville, and Linda Pascale of Tallahassee; a sister, Eleanor Griffith of Middleville, Mich.; four grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Angela and Spencer; four great-grandchildren; and his beloved poodle, Prissey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/24/2003.
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PANACEA - James C. Swentzel, 86, an engineer, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Ebenezer Cemetery in Madison County. Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel (973-2258) is handling arrangements. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, he had lived in Washington, D.C., Homestead and Merritt Island before moving to Wakulla County in 1971. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and retired from active duty in 1955. He served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during his time of service. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a Methodist. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Mabel Martin Schulz of Madison, and a nephew, Robert L. Schulz of Madison. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilyan Martin Swentzel, in February 2000. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/2/2003.
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Bristol - Floyd "Buster" Sykes, 60, who retired from the department of water for Liberty County, died Friday, April 16, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday at Bristol Church of God in Bristol, with burial at Blue Creek Cemetery near Hosford. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (674-2266). Mr. Sykes was born in Hosford and had lived in Liberty County all his life. He was a member of the Church of God in Bristol. Survivors include two daughters, Francis I. Sykes of Hosford and Ruthann Irean Sykes of Wewahitchka; a brother, Ronald Sykes of Hosford; two sisters, Grace Ward of Crawfordville and Marie Covington of Bristol; and two grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/18/2004.
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