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Ernest Thomas Wade Sr., 76, a retired carpenter, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Aenon Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Aenon Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (385 2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com). A native and lifelong resident of Leon County, he was also a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Aenon Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Larry Edward Wade, Ernest T. Wade, Jr., Joe Jacob Wade and Richard Allan Wade, all of Tallahassee and John Roger Wade of Crawfordville; a brother, Willie Carroll of Tallahassee; a sister, Mattie Ruth Womble of Bradenton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Wade, who died last July. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/29/2002.
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CAIRO - Lewis Charles WadeJr., 80, died Thursday, October 4, 2007. The Celebration of Life will be at 2p.m. EDT Sunday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel inTallahassee (850-942-2929), with burial at 5 p.m. at Rawls Cemetery in Cairo.Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at the funeralhome. A native of Leon County, he resided in Cairo, Ga., where he retired fromthe construction industry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was of the Apostolicfaith. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Singletary Wade; a son, Lennie Wade(and wife Debra) of Crestview; two daughters, Donna Ouzts (and husband Caylor)of Cairo and Sonya Couture (and husband Sonny) of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, Floyd "Dude" Wade (and wife Sherry) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Helen Shirah and Annie Ruth Walsh of Tallahassee; six grandchildren, Christopher Wade, Kayla Ouzts, Carolyn Wade, Tamara Wade, Sierra Couture and Kimber Ouzts. He was preceded in death by his parents, "Yeager" CharlesWade and Annie Lee Carroll Wade; a brother, Doyle Wade; and a daughter, Gloria Gail Wade.Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2007.
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WAKULLA COUNTY, Bernard Waitsman 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT Friday at Bevis Funeral Home chapel (385-2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com),with burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/18/2002.
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LAMONT - Angela B. Walker, 85, a physical therapist, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Tallahassee at Big Bend Hospice House. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Monticello. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. EST Sunday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (850-997-5612). A rosary will be read after the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Angela was born in Hillsboro, N.M., to Elijio Barreras and Carlota Tafoya. She had lived in Lamont since 1966. She was a member of the Seminole Booster Club, FACE (Family & Community Educators with Jefferson County) and St. Margaret's Catholic Parish in Monticello. Angela was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. She was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, where she received her training in physical therapy. She put her training to work for the Easter Seals Foundation and Archbold Memorial Hospital. Angela is survived by three sons, Richard F. Walker Jr. of Tallahassee, Edward L. Walker of Crawfordville and Louis Russell Walker of Monticello; two daughters, Marilyn Case of Monticello and Kelly Ann Walker of Tallahassee; a brother, Abraham Barreras of California; a sister, Corrine Luchini of Las Crusis, N.M.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/25/2006.
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PANACEA - Cynthia "Carol" Walker,47, a homemaker, died Thursday, June 21, 2007. She is survived by her husbandof 30 years, Joey Walker. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Sundayat Panacea Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements.She was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and was a resident of Panacea for 37years. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She is also survivedby a daughter, Brooke Boyd (and husband William) of Panacea; a son, Daniel Noeof Panacea; her mother, Iva Jean Harrell of Crawfordville; a sister, Yvonne Ramirezof Tuscon, Ariz.; four brothers, Jeffery Noe of St. Marks, Kelvin Noe of Tallahassee,Roger Noe (and wife Debbie) of Otter Creek and David Noe; her grandmother, LucilleFranklin of Pascagoula, Miss.; three grandchildren, Destiny Revis, Madalyn Boydand Gabrielle Boyd, all of Panacea; and many nieces and nephews. Published inthe Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2007.
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Georgia Walker, 76, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, in Crawfordville. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at City Cemetery in Monticello. Tillman Funeral Home in Monticello (850-997-5553) is handling arrangements. Survivors include her extended family at Eden Springs Nursing Home and the staff and management of the Office of the Public Guardian. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/8/2005.
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Sumatra - LaVere Walker, 93, a park ranger for Gadsden State Park, died Saturday May 3, 2003, in the Brickyard community. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Walker. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Sumatra Baptist Church, with burial at Brown Cemetery in the Brickyard community. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Kelley Funeral Home chapel in Apalachicola (850-653-2208). He is survived by a son, Donnie Walker of Apalachicola; five daughters, Marie Wimbley and Rhonda Norred, both of Sumatra, Francis Harvey of Crawfordville, Ethel Duggar of Pekin, Ill., and Doris Rolstad of Apalachicola; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/5/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary K. Walker, 65, an administrator for Florida State University,died Friday, October 19, 2007, in Tallahassee. Private services are planned fora later date.Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/21/2007.
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MONTICELLO - Nellie Marie Greene Walker, 79, a retired crate-mill employee, died Friday, March 3, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial at Boland Community Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. EST Friday at Tillman Funeral Home in Monticello (850-997-5553), with a wake from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Friday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Waukeenah. A native of Monticello, Mrs. Walker was a retired crate-mill employee, having worked at mills in Monticello and Jacksonville. She was a longtime member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Waukeenah, where she was a beloved church mother. Honoring her memory and treasuring her love are her husband, Willie Walker of Monticello; her sons, C.J. Johnson (and Lether) of Lamont, David King (and Jennie) of Crawfordville, Roscoe Greene (and Emily) of Monticello, Jerome Walker (and Glenda) of Frederiksburg, Va., Rodney Walker of Augusta, Ga., and Minister Willie Walker of Jacksonville; her daughters, Delores McCloud (and James) and Elder Patricia Baldwin (and Judson), both of Jacksonville, and Lessie Walker of Monticello; her brother, John Johnson (and Geneva) of Monticello; her sisters, the Rev. Rebecca Ross (and Willie) of Monticello, Minister Shirley Gibson (and the Rev. Claude), Mae L. Pompey and Elder Zola Leonard (and Elder Chester), all of Tallahassee; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/9/2006.
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ZEPHYRHILLS - Patricia Walker, 51, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at New River Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred Perkins will officiate. Interment will be at Smith Chapel Cemetery in Eider, Ala. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services (813-783-9900) is handling arrangements. Born Oct. 25, 1954, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to Darwin and Barbara Williams Brazier, she came to Zephyrhills in 1997 from Monticello. She was a loving mother. She was a medical receptionist and a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Cassie Davis of Monticello and Leslie Walker of Zephyrhills; a son, Robert Walker of Monticello; a grandchild; her fiance, Robert Campbell of Zephyrhills; two sisters, Darlene Brazier of Panama City and Renee Goforth of Fort Oglethorpe; a brother, Randy Brazier of Crawfordville; and an aunt, Sharon McClenden of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/29/2006.
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Rebecca Ann Walker, 46, of Tallahassee died Monday, August 13, 2007, at TallahasseeMemorial Hospital in Tallahassee. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. EDTFriday, August 17, at Fresh Fire Worship Center, 3434 North Monroe Street, withthe interment at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Faith Funeral Home in Havana (850-539-4300or www.faithfuneralhome.com) is handling arrangements. Family will receive friendsThursday at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made tothe Becky Walker Meorial Fund, c/o Capital City Bank, 1301 Metropolitan Blvd.,Tallahassee, FL 32308. Becky was a dedicated mother to her two children. Herlife was centered around her children and her nieces and nephews. She was anactive member of Fresh Fire Worship Center. She had been employed by the Cityof Tallahassee, Public Works Department, Real Estate Division, as a departmentsecretary for the last 20 years. Survivors include her husband, Derek Walker;one son, Cody Jackson Walker; a daughter, Madison Elizabeth Walker, all of Tallahassee;her father, Ed Neel (and wife Judy); her mother, Ann Vause of Tallahassee; abrother, Tim Neel (and wife Kelly) of Havana; and a sister, Holley M. Curry (andhusband Steve) of Tallahassee.Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/15/2007.
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Rosa C. "Bobo" Walker, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at a Pensacola hospital. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. ECT Saturday at the Petty- Eastside Chapel Funeral Home in Atmore, Ala. (251-368-4540), with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Brother Gladdin Gibson will officiate. The visitation will be a hour before the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Steve Walker, Joe Walker, David Smith, Chris Smith, Trey Harper and George Harper. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504 or Oak Grove Cemetery, c/o Jackie Darby, 4350 Gobbler Road, Century, FL 32535. Mrs. Walker was a native of Pineville, a former longtime resident of Poplar Dell and a resident of Pensacola for the past 6 1/2 years. She was a 1933 graduate of Ernest Ward High School; a postmaster at Bluff Springs from 1947-53; and a clerk at the Century Post Office from 1953-71. She attended the Flomaton Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Joe "Wimpy" Winston Walker (and Ola) of Crawfordsville; a daughter, Sue Smith (and James) of Pensacola; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and a sister, Bonnie White of West Melbourne. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Cephas Walker; three sisters; and a brother. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/15/2006.
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BRICKYARD COMMUNITY - Thelma Lolley Walker, 79, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Sumatra Baptist Church in Sumatra, with burial at Brown Cemetery. The Rev. Sam Sullivan is officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Kelley Funeral Home (850-653-2208) in Apalachicola. She was a member of Sumatra Baptist Church. She is survived by her six children, Marie Wimberly of Sumatra, Frances Green (and Harlon) of Crawfordville, Ethel Duggar (and Buddy) of Pekin, Ill., Doris Rolstad (and Royce) of Apalachicola, Rhonda Norred of Carrabelle and Donnie Walker (and Alethea) of Apalachicola; two brothers, Jesse Lolley (and Linda) of Eastpoint and Jerry Lolley (and Gail) of Fort Gaines, Ga.; two sisters, Myrtle Moore of Bradford and Dollie Davis (and Ronnie) of Apalachicola; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, LaVere Walker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/5/2007.
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MONTICELLO - Ulysses "Bo" Walker,76, a farmer and rancher, passed away at his home on Walker Hill, Waukeenah,Florida, on Thursday, September 13, 2007. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.EDT Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Abundant Life Harvest Church in Lloyd, Florida.Interment will follow the service at Beth Page Cemetery. The family will receivefriends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, September 14, 2007, at Beggs Funeral Home MonticelloChapel (850-997-5612). Mr. Walker was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County.He was a member of the Florida Farm Bureau, Southeast Milk Inc. and WaukeenahCattleman's Association. He is survived by his wife, Frances Walker, of Waukeenah;four sons, Sloan Walker (and wife Melva), Douglas Walker (and wife Sonja), RonnieWalker (and wife Sheri) and Kevin Walker (and wife Renee), all of Waukeenah;three sisters, Rena Hightower of Waukeenah, Lavonne McElrath of Wildwood, Florida,and Berlene Cooksey of Waukeenah; eight grandchildren, Adrienne Walker (and husbandBilly), Cassie Davis (and husband Thornton), Dena Walker, Leslie Walker, Matthew Walker (and wife Jennifer), Jeremy Walker, Robert Walker and Tyler Raker; andfive great-grandchildren, Lindsey Davis, Tristan Walker, Liam Mallon, Raegan Walker and Lauren Davis. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Walker.Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/14/2007
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ben Wall, 60, who retired from Graybar Electric, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Wall. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Wakulla United Methodist Church in Wakulla Station, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (850-421-2333). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla United Methodist Church Children's Fund, 1584 Old Woodville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born in Raleigh, N.C., and was a resident of Crawfordville for more than a year. He attended Wakulla United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a son, Dean Wall of Chicago; a daughter, Dawn Brown (and husband Buddy) of Crawfordville; his parents, Homer and Jean Wall of Semora, N.C.; and two brothers, Glen Wall of Kenly, N.C., and Mike Wall of Semora. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/26/2004.
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WOODVILLE - Ivelice "Ivy" Walton, 50, a manager at Posey Oyster Bar, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. No services have been planned. A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at Harvey Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. She was a resident of Woodville for 13 years, moving from Pennsylvania. She worked at Posey's Oyster bar for many years and was a good friend to the people of St. Marks. She was always willing to help. Survivors include her parents, Ismael Figueroa and Maris Garcia of Bristol, Penn.; two sons, Brian Rivera and Miguel Angel (and wife Mindy) Rivera, both of Woodville; three sisters, Maria Figueroa and Olga Figueroa, both of Bristol, Penn., and Nixza Mercado of York, Penn.; four grandchildren, Destinee Askey, Alycia Rivera, Orion Rivera and Caden Rivera. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/27/2006.
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Edward N. Ward, 72, who retired as a mechanic for N.A. Womble Septic, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Mount Glory Cemetery in Gadsden County. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. He was born in Quitman, Ga., and had resided in Tallahassee most of his life. He loved being a mechanic and being around water. He is survived by his ex-wife, Irene Ward of Tallahassee; a son, John Edward Ward (and wife Grace) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Diane Jones (and husband Eddie) of Crawfordville; and a grandson, Joseph Jones. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Nathaniel W. "Nat", "N.W" Ward Jr., 75, an accountant, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 165 Friendship Church Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born and raised in Wakulla County and lived most of his adult life in Tallahassee before moving back to Wakulla County a year ago. He was head accountant for the Old Cherokee Hotel and Stiles family in Tallahassee for 15 years. He was also an accountant for Florida Heath and Rehabilitation Services for 24 years. He was a graduate of Sopchoppy High School and was known as everybody's tax man and bookkeeper in Leon County. He was a Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church and a former member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, where he was a deacon. He was a member of the North Florida Tres Dias community, a 20-year member of the V.F.W. Post No. 3308 in Tallahassee and a past member of the Lions Club. He is survived by a son, Nathaniel W. Ward III of Crawfordville; a daughter, Nancey Ward Boatwright (and husband John) of Tallahassee; three sisters, Clarice Taff of Tallahassee, Janice Thurmond (and husband J. Harold) of Oyster Bay, and Patricia Sabia LaBrutto (and husband Joe) of Palm Beach Gardens; four grandchildren, Nikki R. Brewer, Chellsey Boatwright, Ben Boatwright and Jessica Boatwright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Poppell Ward in 1999, and a brother-in-law, R.C. Taff.
Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/30/2002.
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Greenwood - Betty Crum Warner, 80, died Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Wesley Commons. Born in Wakulla County, Florida, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Olivia Sanders Crum. At age 15, Mrs. Warner's mother died, and she then became mother to her brother and four sisters while attending Sopchoppy High School. She began her career for the U.S. Army as a claims clerk in Florida. In 1947, she was promoted to claims adjuster and transferred to Fort Eustis, Va. There she met Col. Warner (then Capt.). They were married in 1950. Mrs. Warner was a stay-at-home mom, where she reared two daughters while accompanying her husband on assignments in the U.S., Europe and the Far East. She attended Sunday school and church services at chapels on Army bases, and Vesper services at Wesley Commons Retirement Community. Survivors included her husband, Col. Virgil L. Warner Jr., of Wesley Commons; and two daughters, Donna Warner Williamson of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Sandra Warner Burns of Newport News, Va.; two granddaughter, Katherine and Claire Williamson, both of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a brother, Charles W. Crum, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four sisters, penny Itz of Houston, Texas, Lakie Johnson and Eunice Davis, both of Tallahassee, Fla., and Arie Edwards of Sopchoppy, Fla. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Joseph Curtis and the Rev. Carol Peppers-Wray officiating. Pallbearers will be Danny Warner, Max Warner, Tim Warner, George Warner, Andrew Woodham, Allan Warner, Lee Warner and Charles Warner. Viewing will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight, at Blyth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in the Emerald Room at Wesley Commons from 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 1808 Callison Highway, Greenwood, SC 29646; Wesley Commons Building Fund, 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood, SC 29646; or, to the charity of one's choice. Posted Tuesday December 10, 2002 The Greenville Online News http://greenvilleonline.com/obits/archives/20021209225628.htm
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Dr. Victoria Efferson Warner, 79, who retired as a distinguished professor from Florida A&M University, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, after a short illness. The graveside service will be at 9 a.m. EDT Monday at Southside Cemetery, followed by fellowship at Bethel AME Church, 501 W. Orange Ave. A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. EDT Sunday at Lee Hall Auditorium on the FAMU campus. A Delta Sigma Theta Omega service will follow. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Victoria E. Warner Scholarship Fund, FAMU School of Social Work, Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Warner is survived by her five children, Claire Smith (and Phillip) of Tallahassee, Joyce Tobias (and Eddie) of Maryland, Michael Warner (and Eileen) of Tallahassee, Gino Warner (and Melva) of Atlanta and Tracy Warner (and Renee) of Crawfordville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Coot" Warner. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/7/2006
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mya Chiara Washington, the infant daughter of Wilbert and Glenda Washington, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Thursday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care Inc., 101 E. Fourth Ave., in Tallahassee (878-4144), with burial at Little Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Elder Renson Thompson will officiate. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Other survivors include a brother, Sean Harris of Crawfordville; her paternal grandmother, Mary Lee Washington of Havana; her paternal great-grandmother, Ida Herring of Havana; her maternal grandfather, Malachi Sabree of Monticello; her maternal grandmothers, Audrey Randolph of Crawfordville and Corine Hall of Tallahassee; her godparents, Alford and Lena Ellis of Quincy; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/4/2002.
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Sedrick L. Washington, 23, a general laborer for Action Labor, died Friday, June 18, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) and from 9 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at 38 Dorothy Loop, Crawfordville, FL. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a member of Higher Praise of Deliverance Ministry. Survivors include a son, Alexander Washington of Tallahassee; his mother and stepfather, Alicia and Eddie Gibson of Crawfordville; his father and stepmother, Samuel and Melerye Washington of Tallahassee; five brothers, Bryant Simpson of Crawfordville, Nadrick Corbett, Larry Brown and Dustin Gibson, all of Tallahassee, and Charles Brown of Plainfield, N.J.; a sister, Allison Washington of Crawfordville; his maternal grandmother, Julia Lee of Tallahassee; his paternal grandmother, Carrie Washington of Bradenton; his paternal grandparents Lue Anna Bowens and Joe Bowens Sr. of Tallahassee; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Sherman Washington, 68, who was a self-employed clothing retailer for S.W. Sales, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Washington. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Faith Christian Family Center in Tallahassee, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a co-founder of Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church and retired from the Navy. Other survivors include two sons, Anthony Washington (and wife Cindy) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sherman Washington Jr. of Grenada Hills, Calif.; three brothers, Tommy Washington, James Washington and Samuel Washington, all of Youngstown, Ohio; five stepchildren, Faye Franklin (and husband Eddie) of Sopchoppy, Marilyn Nelson, Randy Nelson (and wife Andrea) and Simeon Nelson (and wife Bridget), all of Crawfordville, and Tifini Nelson of Tampa; five grandchildren; and 10 stepgrandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/22/2003.
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JASPER - Lillie Mae Waters, 86, a homemaker, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Burnham Christian Church in Jennings, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home (386-792-2669) in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Survivors include six sons, Kenneth Waters (and Barbara) of Quincy, Shelly Waters (and Kathryn) of Arcadia, Donald Waters (and Angela) of Arcadia, Gary Waters of Perry, Robert Waters of Arcadia and Dale Waters (and Ellen) of Crawfordville; two daughters, Sharon Wilson (and Don) and Sherry Waters, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Mamie Sue Selph of Live Oak; her caretaker, Elvira Waters of Jasper; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Waters, and a son, Charles Waters. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/5/2006.
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Jessie Gail Ray Watson, 82, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 11, 2006. The graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born and raised in Gridley, Calif. She moved to Miami to marry Charles Emory Watson and start a family. In 1973, she moved to the Chaires Community in Tallahassee. She lived her life through the word of God, and everywhere she went, she made friends. Among the many contributions she made to this world, she taught Sunday school, drove a bus for North Florida Christian School, played piano and sang in the choirs of numerous churches. She enjoyed painting, bowling and reading. After an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, she left this earth in peace to continue her service with her Lord and Savior. She is lovingly remembered by her three children, Michael Ray Watson of Tallahassee, Gerald Bryan Watson of Los Angeles and Denise Watson Bell (and husband Robert Q. Bell) of Tallahassee; two brothers, Norman Ray and Dick Ray, both of California; two sisters, Neta Howell and Wilena Cushman, both of California; four grandchildren, Shane Ray Watson (and wife Sandy Watson) of Tallahassee, Lydia Rae Rojas (and husband Scott Rojas) of Crawfordville, Mason Q. Bell of Tallahassee and Zoey Powers of Los Angeles; and five great-grandchildren, Christopher Watson of Alabama, Natalie and Tyler Phippen and Camden Ray Watson, all of Tallahassee, and Isabell Rae Rojas of Crawfordville. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles Emory Watson. The family wishes to thank Big Bend Hospice for their commitment to bringing quality, comfort and dignity to the end of her life. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/17/2006.
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CAIRO - Christine F. Watts, 75, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Thomasville, Ga. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home Chapel (229-377-1414), with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include three sons, Lee Watts (and wife Wylene) of Atlanta, Wesley Watts (and wife Linda) of Jacksonville and Neal Watts (and wife Paula) of Cairo; three sisters, Catherine Pearce of Montgomery, Ala., Claudeen Jones of Climax, Ga., and Eva Jones of Panama City; and four grandchildren, Jonathan Watts of Tallahassee, Christie Mack of Key West, Melissa Mancill of Vancouver, Wash., and Daniel Watts of Cairo. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/2/2005.
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Gordon W. Weaver, 54, a retiredresident of Tallahassee, died Wednesday at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.He had made his home here for the past 10 years residing at 2016 Holmes St. Funeralservices are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday from Culley?s Funeral Home Chapel,with the Rev. Dr. C. A. Roberts of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial willfollow in Tallahassee Memorial Gardens. A native of Earley County, Ga., Weaverwas a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church. He issurvived by his widow, Mrs. Vivienne Roberts Weaver, Tallahassee; his mother,Mrs. Flora N. Weaver, Tallahassee; and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Brannon, Lynn Haven.Active pallbearers for the funeral will be Wendell Roberts, Lowell Roberts, MiltonW. Roberts, Frank Wilder, Esau Wilder and Isaac Wilder. Honorary pallbearersinclude Roy Tyson, Jack Grubbs, Ernest Daniels, Thomas Scott, J. Hartsfield andEdwin Roberts.J. A. Culley and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Published Jan 1965 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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WOODVILLE - Robert L. Weaver, 51, an auto parts salesman, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Weaver. The graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (421-2333). Mr. Weaver was born in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident of Woodville. Other survivors include his mother, Mae Goff of Woodville; a stepson, Scott Gibson of Crawfordville; a stepdaughter, Melissa Wittig of Woodville; three brothers, Bunny Weaver of Panama City, Clayton Weaver (and wife Shirley) of Crawfordville and Tommy Weaver of Woodville; a sister, Jann Bush of Wewahitchka; two granddaughters, Summer L. Gibson and Brian Wittig; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/10/2002
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Vivienne R. Weaver, 90, ofTallahassee died Sunday.The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Culley?s MeadowWood Funeral Home,Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Familywill receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A nativeof Sanborn, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1948. She was a retired nurseand a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and United Daughters of the Confederacy.She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tallahassee.She is survived by a son, Robert E. Weaver of Germany; three daughters, MaribethRoberts and Patricia Paynter of Tallahassee and Nancy Stephens of Yazoo City,Miss.; and a grandchild.Published 2 Oct 2001 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Marie Chambers Webb, 75, a laborer, died Friday, April 22, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bethel AME Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Elder W.M. Maxwell Sr. will officiate. The funeral cortege will assemble at 9:15 a.m. EDT at 3109 Prospect St. Viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Richardson Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144), with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT. She was a native of Havana, where she was a member of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by five daughters, Patricia Montgomery, Sarah Chambers, Joyce Butler and Shirley Paul (and husband Frank), all of Tallahassee, and Brenda Hawkins of Orlando; six sons, Jerome Webb (and wife Pauline) of Marietta, Ga., Johnny Otis Webb Sr., Tony Burke (and wife Michelle) and Andre Webb, all of Tallahassee, Ron S. Hall (and wife Jacqueline) of Crawfordville and Petty Officer Anthony D. Hall of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Annie M. Kendrick (and husband Green) of Tallahassee and Geneva Riggins (and husband Arthur) and Bertha L. Cannon, both of Havana; a brother, Earl Chambers of Havana; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jackie and Tanzer Webb. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2005.
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Rosalie Trout Webb, 81, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in Tallahassee. Survivors include a son, Lee Webb of Tallahassee; two daughters, Cecilia Rush of Tallahassee and Mary Webb Herron of Crawfordville; nine grandchildren, Bill Herron III, Douglas Herron, Chris Herron, Cathy Sherman, Daniel Herron, Kimberly Roberts, Kristie Daniels, Jonathan Webb and Julia Webb; 13 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/5/2004.
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ST. CLOUD - John B. Webster, 65, a concrete foreman, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alberta Webster. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Clary's Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-402-3111), and from 11 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. Other survivors include two sons, Johnnie and Lanorris Webster, both of St. Cloud; a sister, Elizabeth Webster (and husband Rossell) of Crawfordville; three brothers, Raymond Webster (and wife Ruby), Daniel Webster (and wife Daisy) and Tommy Webster (and wife Dora Mae), all of Crawfordville; three aunts, Sally White of Sopchoppy, Lucinda Willis of Largo and Queen Webster of Crawfordville; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/15/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE, Brother Loie Lee Webster, 58, a groundskeeper for Wildwood Country Club, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT Saturday at Rocky Mount Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with the Elder Harold Mathis officiating. The funeral cortege will assemble at 10:30 a.m. EDT at 287 Lower Bridge Road in Crawfordville. Burial will be at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care, 101 E. Fourth Ave., Tallahassee (878-4144), and from 10:15 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. Survivors include four brothers, Raymond Webster (and wife Ruby), Dan Webster III (and wife Daisy) and Tommy Webster (and wife Dora Mae), all of Crawfordville, and John Webster (and wife Alberta) of St. Cloud; two stepdaughters, Beverly Jefferson (and husband Donald) and Alisa Johnson, both of Crawfordville; two stepsons, Carlton Hawkins and Rona Hawkins (and wife Colleen), both of Crawfordville; three aunts, Sallie White of Sopchoppy, Queen Webster of Crawfordville and Lucinda Willis of Largo; a devoted friend, Rosetta Calloway of Tallahassee; and a sister-in-law, Vernestine Moore of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/26/2002.
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PANACEA - Timothy Mark Weimer, 43, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Sunday at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church in Ochlockonee. Memorial contributions may be made to Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 839, Panacea, FL 32346. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in St. Louis and was a resident of Panacea for almost 20 years, coming from Dawsonville, Ga. He was a member of Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church. Survivors include his parents, Tom and Carolyn Weimer of Panacea; a brother, Alan D. Weimer of Panacea; and a sister, Jennifer Nellums (and husband Burrell) of Sopchoppy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/7/2005.
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Crawfordville - Dale Wensell, 77, an accountant who had worked for B.B. McCormick's & Sons Construction for 20 years, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, in Medart. He is survived by his wife, Geneive Wensell. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT today at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at the church cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Born in Pittsburg, Kan., he moved to Crawfordville from Ponte Vedra two years ago. He was a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. He was also employed by the Defenders at Palm Valley and Turner Ace Hardware in Jacksonville Beach, his last employer. Other survivors include two sons, Wayne Wensell of Sand Springs, Okla., and Raymond Wensell of Jacksonville; a daughter, Vicky Beach (and husband John) of Tampa; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/21/2003.
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Geneive Dolores Wensell, 87, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Palm Harbor, FL. She was born in Bonifay, FL to Alexander and Berneta Leavins, July 30, 1928. She is predeceased by her husband, Dale, five brothers and three sisters. She retired from Independent Life Insurance Co. in Jacksonville, FL, opened and ran a donut shop with her husband and later had children's day care in her home. She was a longtime resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and later moved to Crawfordville, FL. Her last permanent residence was in Clearwater, FL. She is survived by one daughter: Vicky Beach; son-in-law, John Beach; two granddaughters: Dorie Shaddock and Shauna Clemons; six great-grandchildren: Haylee, Sydney, Coye, Hayden, Tyler and Cooper; two brothers: Millard and Thomas and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her life was held at her church, Lake Ellen Baptist in Crawfordville, FL, Saturday, June 4, 2016 with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33771. David Conn and Amber Miller, Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville, FL are assisting the family with arrangements. Published in The Wakulla News on June 9, 2016.
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Willie Posey West, 88, a homemaker, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert West Sr. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A lifelong resident of this area, she was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where she taught the junior girls' Sunday school class for more than 50 years. She was the beloved mother of William Robert West Jr., Willie Rodney West and Pearl Louise Strickland, all of Tallahassee, a sister to Tommy Posey of Fort Walton Beach, Mattie Mae White of Tallahassee and Annie Posey of Crawfordville, a precious grandmother of nine and a precious great-grandmother of 17. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/18/2003.
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Velta Relette Wester, 52, of La Vergne, Tenn., and a cataloger for a book company, died Monday, March 22, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lee Wester. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at the chapel of Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads (850-663-4343), with burial at Wester Cemetery in Grand Ridge. Family will receive friends before the service at the funeral home. Velta was a native of Perry and had lived in La Vergne for the past seven years, moving there from Crawfordville. She was a Baptist and loved gardening and pets. Other survivors include a son, Ed Wester of Crawfordville, and a grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/25/2004.
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Sergeant at Arms (ret.) Wayne "Sarge" Westmark, 83, died July 7, 2016, for a more glorious home in Heaven. Reunited with wife, Joyce, whom he's missed all the days they've been parted. He leaves behind a host of family and friends who will miss him greatly. Born in Pensacola, FL on December 15, 1932 to Samuel E. and Alta Jones Westmark, he was the second of five boys. Growing up in Pensacola, he was so proud of his heritage, often regaling people with stories from a youth spent on the water, and around the farm. He went to Mississippi State for a year, then transferred to Florida State University, graduating with a B.S. in Biology in 1958. His published research is still referenced today. It was during one of his trips home to Pensacola that he met Joyce Lambert, a nursing student at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the love of his life. They were married 57 years before her death in 2013. With his new job they moved from Tallahassee, making first Dublin, then Valdosta, Georgia, their home. Later, they returned to Tallahassee where they lived for five years until they moved to the Shell Point area. An avid fisherman, he spent every day possible on the water. After their children were grown, he and Joyce moved back to Tallahassee where they bought Shalibeau Farm. A horse boarding business in the early years, it expanded to include the usual farm animals and large gardens. Before retirement, they raised ostriches, emus, rheas and other exotic birds. There was nothing that Wayne couldn't grow. He had a knowledge of plant life that came from many hours spent in communion with the earth and the Creator. In addition to his garden, he especially enjoyed fruit trees, butterfly bushes, and daylilies. Besides family and friends, music and hunting brought him joy. Wayne was a self taught musician and loved to play the harmonica especially with other musicians. Whether around a fire at the hunt camp, or on the back porch, if there was music, he was happy. In Wayne's professional life he was in sales with Pfizer Corp. and Bristol Labs for almost twenty years, winning many awards for his salesmanship. After this, he was appointed Sergeant at Arms for the Florida House of Representatives where he proudly served for twenty two years. The friendships he made at the Florida House were a continual source of joy and pride. He had many storied memories that are part of a visual montage still present in the Capitol today. Upon his retirement, he and his beloved Nana traveled all over the US in their RV. They found a second home at Choestoe Falls RV Park in Blairsville, GA where they parked the RV permanently, spending weeks at a time with friends. Wayne was predeceased by his wife, Annie Joyce Lambert Westmark; his parents, Sam and Alta Westmark; his brother, Roger Clark; brother-in-law, Charles Lambert, and sister-in-law, Ellen L. Daniels. He leaves to mourn his passing daughters, Cindy Westmark, Lindy (Mike) Snelling, and son, Jay (Mary Katherine) Westmark. His grandchildren: Keith (Amanda) Lawhon, Dr. David Westmark, Katy Westmark, Emily Westmark and Jason Westmark; and one great grandchild, Carter Lawhon; his brothers: Dr. Edward R. (Claire) Westmark, Dr. David (Dori) Westmark, and Ronald (Faye) Westmark; his sister-in-law, Linda Lambert; his faithful friends, Carl and Marilyn Carpenter, and Charlie Hansberry, and a host of nephews and nieces that he loved so much. There will be a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16th at Immanuel Baptist Church where Wayne and Joyce were members. For those attending, and in honor of Wayne, the family suggests "Hawaiian casual" since Nana always kept him brightly attired in Hawaiian shirts. The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Paul Hartsfield, Dr. Michelle Bachtel, TMH Home Health and Hopewell Home Care for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers (Except on your shirt!), the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home is assisting the Westmark family with arrangements. Published in The Wakulla News on July 14, 2016.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Annie Gray Whaley, 90, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in Medart. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. 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 Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 165 Friendship Church Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Denzil Gray (and wife Peggie), Dallas Gray (and wife Diane) and Tyler Gray (and wife Beverly), all of Medart; a sister, Dorsey Lee Revell of Bainbridge, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Iola Tice, and her husbands, W.R. Gray Sr. and Joseph Albert Whaley. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/30/2006.
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ST. MARKS - Grover C. Whaley Sr., 94, a commercial fisherman, died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Medart. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at St. Marks Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was a native of Wakulla County, a member of the Fan-Iue Hunting Club and a Baptist. He is survived by two sons, Grover Whaley Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and Charley Whaley of St. Marks; two daughters, Genevieve Oaks and Clester Horne, both of Medart; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/23/2003.
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WOODVILLE - John Lewis Whaley, 47, an irrigation installer, died Friday, June 4, 2004. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Woodville Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a lifelong resident of Woodville and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include a son, John Alan Whaley of Woodville; a daughter, Madeline Whaley of Jacksonville; two sisters, Aloma Carter of Woodville and Linda Polk of Lake Talquin; and a granddaughter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/8/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Marilyn Harvey Whaley, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, in Medart. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at First Baptist Church, with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Crawfordville in the home of her parents, Roland and Willie V. Harvey, where she resided at her death. She was a retired beautician and also worked for Troy Fain Insurance. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crawfordville, Gleamers Sunday school class, Young at Heart and the Golden Girls Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons, David Whaley (and wife Pam) and John Whaley (and wife Susan), both of Crawfordville; a brother, Bob Harvey (and wife Helen) of Crawfordville; four grandsons, Daniel, Joshua, Jason and Austin Whaley; a granddaughter, Anica Whaley; three great-grandchildren, Cara Lynn Whaley, Donovan Whaley and Natalie Whaley; and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/7/2005.
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FORT MYERS - Thomas Evans Whaley, 89, former owner of Whaley's Barber Shop in North Fort Myers, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in Bonita Springs. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nellie Ople Whaley of North Fort Myers. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000. Boys Ranch, FL 32064. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Evans moved to Fort Myers in 1958 from St. Petersburg and to North Fort Myers in 1961. He was a veteran of World War II, he proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was plant manager for over 20 years at the Sinclair Oil Company in Fort Myers. Mr. Whaley was a member of the North Fort Myers First Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Charlene Whaley Day (and husband Ron) of Savannah, Ga., and Karen Sue Berman (and husband Richard) of North Fort Myers; a son, Michael E. Whaley (and wife Judy) of Bonita Springs; two sisters, Cornelia Harden of Sopchoppy and Mary Wiggins of Atlanta; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/21/2007.
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Mr. Wilson Edward "Papaw" Wheatley, 89, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at his home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EDT today, October 26, 2007, at the Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home Chapel (850-562-1518), with Rev. Fred Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Mr. Wheatley was a resident of Tallahassee for the past 55 years, coming from Logan County, West Virginia. Born June 10, 1918, in Russellville, W.V., he was the son of the late Leander Dorn and Georgia Ann Bias Wheatley. Mr. Wheatley served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired as a law office administrator. Papaw was a loyal friend to everyone. He was a loving and devoted husband to Edna for 67 years, and was revered and respected by all. Papaw was an inspiration to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a master negotiator, especially with his senior citizen discount card. He was extremely dependable and never knew a stranger. Mr. Wheatley is survived by his wife, Edna Alice of Tallahassee; daughters, Charlotte Ganey (and husband Carl) of Havana, Wilene Matherne (and husband John) of Valparaiso, Deon Ellis (and husband Corbin) of Tallahassee and Kimberly Wheatley of Crawfordville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; Michael L. Granger, who was like a son, and his two children, who were like grandchildren; as well as other special friends and relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/25/2007 - 10/26/2007
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Alberta B. Wheeler, 77, of Crawfordville died Friday, July 4, 1997. The service will be at 2 pm Sunday at Panacea Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm today at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191). A longtime area resident, she was of the Primitive Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Rex Wheeler and Jimmy L. Wheeler, both of Crawfordville; three sisters, Maybell Conrad, Dianne Wheeler and Stacy Larman, all of Crawfordville; three brothers, H. B. Boykin of California, Dewey Boykin of St. Augustine and Billy Boykin of Panacea; three sisters, Mary Hartsfield and Vivian Brady, both of Panacea, and Anna Bly Gay of St. Augustine; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. (Tallahassee Democrat)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - John R. Wheeler Sr., 74, a retired U.S. Navy Officer, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in Medart. The service is being planned. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville is handling arrangements. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout. He was a Methodist. He moved from Patuxent River, Md., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 27 years. Survivors include two sons, John R. Wheeler Jr. and Jeff Wheeler; a brother, Dave Wheeler; and two grandchildren, Jerffrey and Matthew. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/4/2006.
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WOODVILLE - Clara Lucille White, 87, a cake decorator, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in Medart. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (421-2333). Born in Turner County, Ga., she was a resident of Woodville for 15 years. She was a member of White Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Carlton White of Cairo, Ga., and Wayne White and Donnie White, both of Woodville; a daughter, Joyce Riggs of Panacea; three brothers, Aulton Brooks of Jacksonville, Kermitt Brooks of Tifton, Ga., and Everett Brooks of Albany, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Allen of Tallahassee and Jackie Baker of Havana; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Alan Redding. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/1/2003.
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MEDART - Elmo Ford White Sr., 83, a self-employed commercial fisherman and farmer, died Friday, May 26, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ruth Pelt White. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Friendship Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, Wakulla County Chapter, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a lifelong resident of Medart and a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. He loved country and gospel music. Other survivors include two sons, Elmo Ford White Jr. and Wakulla C. White, both of Medart; a daughter, Daisy White Simpkins of Crawfordville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/28/2006.
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WOODVILLE - Georgia Margaret White, 64, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Ralph C. White Sr. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Woodville (421-2333). Born in Lowell, Mass., she was a resident of Woodville for 30 years. She was of the Greek Orthodox faith. Other survivors include a son, Ralph C. White Jr. of Tallahassee; two daughters, Linda Miller of Wakulla County and Sharon Berry of Cairo, Ga.; a sister, Pat Martin of Lowell; two brothers, Sammy Hantzes of Cape Cod, Mass., and Chris Hantzes of Maine; five grandchildren, Nick White, Christina Harrell, Billy Harrell, Walter Miller Jr. and Eric Miller; two great-grandchildren, Dominic Harrell and Dakota Leverett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/21/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Howard Lloyd White Sr., 64, who was a supervisor of maintenance for McKenzie Tank Lines, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Baton Rouge, La. He is survived by his wife, Helen Francis White. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Friendship Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was born in Live Oak and was a lifelong resident of Leon and Wakulla Counties. He was a Baptist. Other survivors include three sons, Howard "Skip" White of Crawfordville, Adam White of Liberty county and Travis White (and fiance Candyce Willis) of Bremerton, Wash.; a grandson, Ryan Thompson; and a granddaughter, Shelby Thompson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/21/2004.
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Jewel White, 88, died Friday, November 3, 2007, in Auburndale, Fla. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 10, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home-Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home. Jewel was born in Moultrie, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She married Johnnie White March 5, 1938, in Dade City, Fla. Along with her late husband, they were true to God's work at the Timberlane Church of Christ, and also at the Church of Christ in Wakulla Station. She was actively involved at the Wakulla Senior Citizens Center. She is survived by three sons, David White of Tallahassee, Randy White and Tony White, both of Wakulla; five daughters, Joyce Mathis of Auburndale, Joanne Northridge of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Faye Wells of Auburndale, Jadonne White of Wakulla and Angie Brown of Aucilla River; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie White; and her parents, William Grant Welch and Luvadia Wright Welch. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/8/2007.
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LLOYD - John Wright White, 64, who retired as a data-entry clerk for the state of Florida, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. The service will be 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart, with burial at Pigott Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926- 3333). He was born in Medart. He is survived by a son, John Ervine White of Tallahassee; a daughter, Laura Gross of Miramar; a brother, Bobby Jack White (and wife Gail) of Crawfordville; three sisters, Wilhelmina Morrison (husband Clarence) of Crawfordville, Joyce Clayton (and husband Sandy) of Lloyd and June Purvis (and husband Jerry) of Valdosta, Ga.; four grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Clara White of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/28/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Levi White Jr., 67, who retired from Olin Corp., died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his home. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 46 years, Nellie Mae White. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Little Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Crawford Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/3/2004.
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Linda White, 62, who retired from Sonny's Barbecue, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007, after a long battle with cancer. A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (850-924-2929) She attended White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Leon County Humane Society, 413 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312, to support her love of animals. Linda loved her family, animals and all things Elvis Presley. Her little dog, Corkie, brought her much joy. She shared a special bond with everyone she knew. Co-workers knew her as Grandma. She was an inspiration to all and admired for her strength and attitude in the way she faced everything. "We love you and will miss you, Mom." She is survived by a son, Steve White (and wife Leilani) of Woodville; a daughter, Tammy White Gerrell (and husband Jess) of Woodville; two grandchildren, Dwayne Gerrell and Tracie White, both of Woodville; her mother and stepfather, Paul Sr. and Dorothy Dunn of Albany, Georgia; her father and stepmother, William and Laverne Sasman of LaGrange, Georgia; a sister, Virginia Duke (and husband David) of Albany, Georgia; a brother, Kelly Dunn of Albany, Georgia; three stepsisters, Dana Lawrie of LaGrange, Georgia; Linda Gore of Albany, Georgia; Peggy Bryan of Tampa, Florida; one stepbrother, Paul Dunn Jr. of Albany, Georgia; and many other friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne White. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2007.
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Mable Gertrude White, 92, who retired as a food-service worker for Leon County Schools, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005. 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 Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. A longtime resident of Tallahassee, she was a Baptist in faith. She worked for 18 years in food service in the Carlton Building and retired from food service with Leon County Schools. Survivors include a son, Weston O'Neal White of White, Ga.; two daughters, Mary Cameron Helsley (and husband John) of Tallahassee and Melba Merritt (and husband Hubert) of Crawfordville; a brother, Harce Glover of Moultrie, Ga.; two sisters, Cora Joyner of Miccosukee and Emma Dean of Austin, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2005.
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Mattie Mae Posey White, 81, a homemaker, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT today at Oakland Cemetery. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. She was born in Woodville on June 14, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Aenon Baptist Church. She and her husband, Roy, founded White's Plumbing. Survivors include three sons, Royce White, Rodger White (and wife Debra) and Ralph J. White, all of Tallahassee; a sister, Annie Maude Posey of Crawfordville; a brother, Tommy Posey of Fort Walton Beach; four grandchildren, Jennifer White, Christopher White, Melissa Mae White and Ryan James White. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. White. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/19/2003 - 9/20/2003
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WOODVILLE - Ralph C. White Sr., 67, who retired as a lieutenant with the Tallahassee Fire Department, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT 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 born in Bainbridge, Ga., and was a resident of Tallahassee since 1973. He attended the Nazarene Church. He retired from the Tallahassee Fire Department after 26 years of service. He also was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Ralph C. White Jr. of Tallahassee; two daughters, Linda Miller of Crawfordville and Sharon Berry of Cairo, Ga.; a brother, John Thomas White of Freeport; five sisters, Virginia Strickland, Maxie Greene, Maxine Dailey, Dorothy Dollar and Vera Mae McCullers, all of Bainbridge; five grandchildren, Nick White, Christina Harrell, Billy Harrell, Walter Miller Jr. and Eric Miller; a stepgrandchild, Robert Crawford Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Dominic Harrell and Dakota Leverett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/4/2004.
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SOPCHOPPY - Sallie Rosier White, 82, an entreprenuer, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with a viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT at Miller Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-878-9778). Burial will be at Buckhorn Cemetery. A wake will be from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT Friday at the church, She is survived by Marvin White of Tallahassee and Gillis White, John White, Tommy White, Willie Mae Stevens, Arlene Randolph, Cora Hines and Mary White, all of Sopchoppy, and Leonard White and Bertha Lowery, both of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/15/2005.
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GRAND RIDGE - Arnettie Thompson Whitehead, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in Blountstown. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Grand Ridge Baptist Church, with burial at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery in Kynesville. The Revs. Clyde Pond and Michael Fox will officiate. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel (850-482-2332) in Marianna is handling arrangements. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A native of Houston County, Ala., Mrs. Whitehead had resided in Grand Ridge for the past 49 years. She was a member of Grand Ridge Baptist Church. She retired from the Jackson County School System, serving as a lunchroom specialist at Grand Ridge High School. Survivors include four sons, Foy Joe Whitehead (and wife Shirley) of Crawfordville, William Hardy (and wife Teena) of Cottondale, Donald Ray Whitehead of Tampa and Huey Shelton Whitehead (and wife Katrina) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Lola Ruth Whitehead; a special friend, Harold Hollister of Grand Ridge; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene of Dothan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Hardy Whitehead; a daughter, Johnnie Myrle Deese; and a son, Horace Earl Whitehead. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/17/2006.
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SOPCHOPPY - Ulysses Whitehead, 73, a restaurant employee, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gean Chaney. The service will be at 11a.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. The viewing will be from 9 a.m. EDT until the service at the church. Clary's Funeral Home (850-539-7733) in Havana is handling arrangements. He was a native of Gainesville but lived in Sopchoppy, most of his life. He attended services at the Outreach Center in Sopchoppy. For most of his life, he worked for George's and Favors restaurants, which became Angelo's Restaurant in Panacea. Survivors include a host of friends in Sopchoppy and Panacea communities. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/14/2006.
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Mary Ruby Whitfield, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in Prosperity. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EST Friday at Oakfield Cemetery in Monticello. The viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929). Memorial contributions may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern Florida Chapter, 9143 Phillips Highway, Suite 130, Jacksonville, FL 32256. She was a native of Canal Point and a former resident of Tampa she had resided in Tallahassee since 1961. She was a retired bus driver and was a Baptist. She was a beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by three sons, Leslie Ernest Lynch Jr. of Monticello, Steven Lee Lynch of Crawfordville and Grady Earl Whitfield of Prosperity; two daughters, Nancy Lynch of Tallahassee and Belinda Williams of Ponce de Leon; a brother, Homer Starling of Monticello; two sisters, Bessie Welch of Woodville and Catherine Haynes of Sopchoppy; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Callas Lynch. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/4/2007.
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Michael Scott Whitworth, 23, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in Crawfordville. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Michael was a world traveler who sought adventure everywhere he went. He bathed in the waters of Rio de Janeiro and backpacked across Europe, making new friends with his charisma and enthusiastic love for the beauty of the world. When he returned home from his travels a cultured man, he shared his stories of strange lands thereby allowing all of his family and friends to share his adventures with him. He was an accomplished musician and linguist, an avid reader and a lover of the fine arts and the simplest things in life. Michael was a loving son, a generous and wonderful brother, a proud uncle and a thoughtful friend to all. The road Michael traveled was rocky. He stumbled, as we all do, so many times, but always picked himself up and walked on with his wounds. He struggled to find peace and happiness in a world devoid of tranquility. Yet he found the strength to impart peace and love to all who knew him. And for that, he will always be remembered as a beacon of light in a dark world. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Jana Whitworth of Crawfordville; two sisters, Julie Sessions (and husband Adam) of Tallahassee and Laurie Hutchinson (and husband Darwin) of Crawfordville; two brothers, Casey and Corey Whitworth, both of Tallahassee; two nephews, Tyler Whitworth and Evan Hutchinson; two nieces, Delilah and Ramsey Sessions. Michael loved his grandmother, Anabel P. Mitchell of Tallahassee; his nana, Doris Smith of Deltona; his uncle David Mitchell (and wife Amy); his cousins, Scottie and Rachel Claire; his uncle Doug Mitchell (and wife Andrea); his cousins, Katie and Zoey of Washington, D.C.; his uncle Bruce Mitchell of Tampa; his aunt Patty Potter (and husband Steve); his cousins, Tracy and Cheryl; his uncle Walt Whitworth; and his cousin, Enoch of Deltona. The love of Michael's life was Maria Belen Aguilara, whose love meant more to him than she will ever know. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/3/2006.
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Frederick J. Wick Sr., 78, who retired in 1988 as a supervisor of general services for the state of Florida, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Wick. The service will be at 11:30 a.m. EST today at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. EST until the service today at the funeral home. Other survivors include two daughters, Patricia Revell of Crawfordville and Susan Anders of Baton Rouge, La.; a son, Frederick J. Wick Jr. of Tallahassee; and a grandson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/5/2004.
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SADBERRY ROAD - Harper "Skeet" Wiggins, 78, a retired electrician, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie Sadberry Wiggins. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677), 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, Gadsden County Chapter, 105 N. Jackson St., Quincy, FL 32351. Other survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Sullivan (and husband Sam) of Smith Creek and Beverly Moody (and husband Ken) and Patricia Staton (and husband J.D.), both of Quincy; two sons, James Merritt (and wife Donna) and Daniel Merritt (and wife Lisa), both of Quincy; a sister, Judy Fussell of Moultrie, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, John, Justin, Jared and Jake Staton, Amy Bauldree, Trey Evans, Benjamin White and Stacey, Kayle, Hannah, Jesse and Dana Merritt; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harris and Pearlie Allegood Ward. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/6/2005.
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QUINCY - Eunice Turnage Wilcox, 89, a homemaker, died Friday, May 25, 2007, after a lengthy illness, at her home in Quincy. The graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Salem Cemetery in Havana. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Faith Funeral Home Chapel (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Wilcox was born July 11, 1917, in Seminole County, Ga. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Havana. She is survived by her four daughters, Iris L. Finkler of Monument, Colo., Sarah M. Colvin (and husband Marvin) of Crawfordville, Nellie B. Strickland (and husband Joseph) of Quincy and Barbara A. Smith (and husband William) of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Susie Turnage of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, in 1977, by her husband Bly William Wilcox. The family would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to the staff at Big Bend Hospice. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/28/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Vann Herman Wild, 66, who was an engineering consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Neilda Wild. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel in Monticello (997-5612), with burial at Sardis Cemetery. A native and longtime resident of Monticello, he was a former resident of Tallahassee and Pasco County. He retired after serving 20 years in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Sardis Memorial United Methodist Church in Jefferson County. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his four-wheelers. Other survivors include three sons, Dale Wild and Neil Wild, both of Tallahassee, and David Wild of Wakulla County; two daughters, Carlynne Simmons of Panama City and Terry Wild of Alford; two brothers, Johnnie Ray Wild of Hernando Beach and Chris Wild of Monticello; a sister, Bonnie Martin of Hernando Beach; two aunts, Lucy Beckwith and Florence Glover, both of Monticello; 13 grandchildren; and other friends and relatives. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/17/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Harriet Tucker Wilder, 91, of Crawfordville, died Saturday at Extended Care of Tallahassee after a long illness. She was born in Sopchoppy and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Crawfordville, the Wakulla County Senior Citizens and Order of the Eastern Star Tropical Chapter No. 38 in Bartow. Survivors include two sons, Martin L. Williams of Charleston, S.C., and Charles H. Williams Jr. of Crawfordville; a daughter, Gladys L. Hill of Crawfordville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Crawfordville. Burial will follow in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Tallahassee. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Published 20 August 1979 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Isaac H. Wilder, 96, the retired owner of Wilder Electric, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. A native of Wakulla County, Isaac lived in the Tallahassee area his entire life. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard. He also was a member of Forrest Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years and 7 months, Margie Wilder; a brother, Rubin Wilder of Long Beach, Calif.; five sisters, Myra Parson of Nashville, Tenn., Marjorie Moore of Lakeland, Tenn., Ruth Montana of Gadsden, Ind., and Merrendia Morris and Leona Shiver, both of Mobile, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/4/2006.
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Louise W. Wilder, 81, of Tallahassee died Saturday. The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home Chapel (385-2193), with burial at 1:30 p.m. at Vause Branch Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Grand Ridge, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1939 and was a kindergarten teacher at North Florida Christian School until her retirement. She was a member of EagleView Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Lawhon of Crawfordville, Ruby Pitts of Marianna, Sadie Bales of Canton, Ohio, and Katie Roper of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Wilson ?Doc? White of Ruskin; a stepson, George T. Wilder of Wenatchee, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Maxine Dietz of Daphne, Ala. and Barbara Mayo of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Published 8 Jun 1999 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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Margie Mae Hale Wilder, 92, a homemaker and active partner in her husband's electrical business, Wilder Electric, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Margie lived in Tallahassee her entire life. She was a member of Forest Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Bass; a devoted niece, Linda Lewis; several other nieces and nephews; and dear friend Nell Carlton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Isaac H. Wilder. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/4/2006 - 8/5/2006.
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Thomas Esau Wilder, 89, of Tallahassee died Sunday, Jan. 2. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. A native of Sanborn and a former resident of Sopchoppy, he had lived in Tallahassee for 69 years. He was employed by the electric department of the City of Tallahassee and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Thomas Eugene Wilder of Tallahassee; two daughters, Judith Wilder Messer and Helen Wilder Hunter, both of Tallahassee; two brothers, Isaac H. Wilder of Tallahassee and Reuben Wilder of Long Beach, CA; five sisters, Ruth Jordan of Indiana, Merrendia Morris and Leona Shiver, both of Mobile, AL, Myra Parsons of Nashville, and Marjorie Morre of Lakeland, TN; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge of the arrangements. Published 6 Jan 2000 in the Wakulla News.
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George W. Wildern, 78, of Crawfordville died Monday, April 3 in Crawfordville. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville with burial at Arran Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Harvey-Young Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 323208 or Crawfordville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 114 Crawfordville, FL 32326. A native of Cleveland, OH, he had lived in Crawfordville since 1958. He was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church and worked as a ticket agent for Greyhound Bus Lines. Survivors include his wife, Rossie Tucker Wildern of Crawfordville; and a daughter, Darlyne Bryant of Reston, VA. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of the arrangements. Published 6 Apr 2000 in the Wakulla News.
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Malcolm M. Wilks, 84, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Clarice Scarbrough Wilks. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. EST today at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to New Hope Baptist Church, New Hope Church Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305. Born in Washington County on Jan. 19, 1918, he had resided in Tallahassee for the past 62 years. He worked as a carpenter for several local contractors and then, after the Vietnam War, he and his son established M.M. Wilks and Son Builders. They specialized in the restoration of Historical Homes and Buildings in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. He was a very active member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a member of the Florida Big Bend Unit WBCCI Camping Club. Other survivors include a son, Myron Wilks (and wife Janice) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Dianne Wilks Gregg (and husband Robert) of Tallahassee; four sisters, Viola Wilks of Bonifay, Hazel Watts and Annie Hutchins, both of Niceville, and Bonnie Aukema of Chipley; a grandson, Alan Sellars of Tallahassee; a granddaughter, Kim Tucker (and husband Delwyn) of Crawfordville; three great-granddaughters, Locklyn Tucker, Blair Tucker and Tatum Tucker, all of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/18/2002.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ann Deloris Williams, 51, who was employed by the Wakulla County tax collector for 28 years, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville, with burial at Richardson Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) in Tallahassee is handling arrangements. She was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2, where she served as president of the usher board, treasurer of church school, a booking agent for the Singing Stars and an active member of Pallbearer Lodge No. 2. Survivors include a son, Charlton Williams of Crawfordville; a daughter, Lillian Williams of Crawfordville; her mother, Allee Hughes of Crawfordville; her father, Charles H. Hills Sr. (and wife Rossie) of Hartford, Conn.; two sisters, Gladys Rosette and Malinda Humphrey, both of Crawfordville; three brothers, Kenneth Smith (and wife Ann) and Ronald Humphrey, both of Crawfordville, and Charles H. Hills Jr. of Hartford; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/18/2005.
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Catherine Williams, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, of natural causes. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at the Parry Center at Westminster Oaks. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today 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. A longtime resident of Tallahassee, Mrs. Williams had lived for the past two years at Westminster Oaks, enjoying the daily activities and friendships developed there. For 28 years, she owned Catherine's Beauty Shop on Thomasville Road, where she touched the lives of many Tallahasseeans. Because of the untimely ill health of her husband early in their married lives, she assumed the role as head of household. By determination, sacrifice and hard work, she raised three young children while caring for her invalid husband. Through adversity, she always exhibited a cheerful spirit and Christian attitude toward those with whom she had contact. Catherine was a member of Trinity Methodist Church for more than 60 years. She was a true daughter of the Confederacy as her father fought for the 54th Georgia Infantry in the Civil War. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Williams (and wife Janice) of Wakulla County and Johnny Williams (and wife Rita) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Ann Duket (and husband Joe) of Atlanta; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death in 1971 by her husband, J. Clyde Williams; two brothers; and three sisters. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/28/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Clyde David "Sugar" "Uncle June" "Junior" Williams Jr., 62, a chief operator for Olin Corp., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Elvira Adams Williams. The service will be at 12:30 p.m. EST Saturday at River of Life, U.S. Highway 319, in Crawfordville, with burial at Mount Olive No. 1 Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the church. Family will assemble for the funeral at 11:30 a.m. at 297 Donaldson-Williams Road. He was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, where he served as deacon, usher and choir member. He was a member of Elizabeth Masonic Lodge No. 80 and president of the Mount Olive No. 1 Community Cemetery Committee. Other survivors include five daughters, Jacqueline Jackson, Sandra Johnson, Wanda Mitchell, Jennifer Williams and Alison Williams; a son, Eric Mitchell; an adopted son, Willie Rowan (and wife Theodora); a son-in-law, Willie Evans; a goddaughter, Natalie Webster; his parents, Clyde Sr. and Georgia Williams; a sister, Carolyn Donaldson (and husband Al); three brothers, James Williams (and wife Evelyn), Willie Williams (and wife Barbara) and Ronnie Williams (and wife Anna); an aunt, Georgia Drummond; three uncles, Frank Williams (and wife Mercedes), Joe Williams (and wife Edna) and Trave Williams (and wife Gladys); five brothers-in-law, Chapman Adams (and wife HeLiko), Jimmy Adams (and wife Roberta), George Adams (and wife Cathy), Larry Adams (and wife Jean) and Calvin Adams; three sisters-in-law, Ernestine Adams, Kathleen Thomas and Dorothy Harley; eight grandchildren, Jo-Shanda Jackson, James Evans, Jessica Johnson, John Johnson Jr., Sharanda Johnson, Kendrick Herring, Cory McDaniel and Nicolas Bowan; four god grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and three special friends, Sister Grace Harris, Sister Ruthie Manning and Brother Bernard Williams. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/8/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - David J. Williams Sr., 54, who worked for the Leon County School Board for the past 17 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Williams' home (850-926-9454). The family will rejoice with friends following the service. Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) in Quincy is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Tallahassee, he had lived in Crawfordville since 2003. He had a strong passion for fishing in the Gulf with the family and friends. He is survived by three sons, David J. Williams Jr. (and wife Satu) of Tallahassee, Christopher H. Williams (and wife Yukiko) of Key West and Brian C. Williams of Tallahassee; his father, James T. Williams of Tallahassee; two brothers, James T. Williams Jr. (and wife Melanie) of Callahan and Douglas H. Williams of Havana; a sister, Barbie W. Russell (and husband Skipper) of Wewahitchica; and three grandchildren, Summer, Sade and Christopher Jr. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara S. Williams. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/20/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Georgia Mae "Nanny" Williams, 91, a cook who retired from the Oaks Restaurant, died Tuesday, September 18, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at River of Life Church, with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery No. 1. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139) and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church. The family will assemble for the funeral at 287 Donaldson-Williams Road. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, where she served as a deaconess and member of the usher board. She leaves in her passing her husband, Clyde D. Williams Sr.; four children, James Williams (Evelyn), Willie Williams (Barbara), Carolyn Donaldson (Al) and Ronnie Williams (Anna); a daughter-in-law, Elvira Williams; a nephew whom she raised, Danny Williams; a goddaughter, Gwendolyn Jefferson; a sister-in-law, Georgia Drummond; three brothers-in-law, Frank Williams (Mercedes), Joseph Williams (Edna) and Trave Williams (Gladys); two nieces, Claudia Massenburg and Charity Currington; a nephew, John Trotman; a devoted cousin, Ive Emanuel; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde D. Williams Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/20/2007.
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Hattie Mae Williams, 77, a retired housekeeper and child-care provider, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at St. Peter Cemetery. Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) and at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble at 10 a.m. Saturday at 9906 Raven Williams Circle. A native of Wakulla County, she had lived in Woodville since 1943. She was a former volunteer fund-raiser for the Easter Seal Foundation. She was a member of St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church and served on the Mother's Board. She is survived by four sons, John N. Williams (and wife Cynthia) and Charles D. Williams (and wife Irene, a devoted daughter-in-law), both of Tallahassee, George Williams (and wife Mary) of Orlando and Tommy Lee Williams of Marianna; a daughter, Sarah Williams-Sanders (and husband Tom); a devoted granddaughter and caregiver, Marsha Williams-Hill (and husband Ron); a caring grandson, Charles A. Williams; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Monroe (and wife Thelma) and Alonzo Monroe, both of Tallahassee, and Jasper Monroe of Wakulla; three sisters, Mattie Roberts (a devoted sister) of Tallahassee and Allena Thomas (and husband Eddie) and Dorothy Randolph (and husband Manny T.), both of Wakulla; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/25/2003.
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Hawthorne Williams, 78, who retired as an assembly line operator for General Motors, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007. He is survived by his wife for 50 years, Erie Howard Williams. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Faith Christian Family center in Tallahassee, with burial at Walker Cemetery in Crawfordville. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was born in Evergreen, Ala. He lived and worked in Detroit, Mich., for 31 years before moving to Tallahassee. He served in the U.S. army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1954. Other survivors include a daughter, Verena Williams of Tallahassee; a daughter-in-law, Patsy Williams of Jacksonville; two brothers, Percy Williams Jr. of Pensacola and Richard Williams (and Eunice) of Evergreen, Ala.; two sisters, Meatherlene Stokes of Evergreen, Ala., and Ruther Wyche of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, church family and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/16/2007.
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WEWAHITCHKA - James A. "Jimmy" Williams, 63, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Bay Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe, with the Revs. David Fernandez and Tim Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service today at the church. Asked to serve as pallbearers are Frank Griffin, Joe Mitchell (FDLE, Ret.), Investigator Paul Beasley (Gulf County Sheriff?s Office), Maj. Mike Joyner (Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office), Undersheriff Donny Crum (Wakulla County Sheriff?s Office), and Al Gandy (Chief Investigator, State Attorneys Office 2nd Judicial Circuit). Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe (850-227-1818) is handling arrangements. He was the son of the late state Rep. Ben C. and Alyce M. Williams of Port St. Joe. He had been in law enforcement for the past 30 years, serving with the Franklin County and Gulf County Sheriff?s offices. At the time of his death, he was employed by the Gulf County Sheriff?s Office as an investigator. He was a Protestant. He is survived by his wife, Connie Williams; a son, James A. "Jimmy" Williams II of Tallahassee (and wife Anne Elizabeth); a daughter, Cheryl Peak (and husband Kenny) of Dalkeith; a stepson, Mason Simmons of Wewahitchka; a stepdaughter, Shelly Coumalatsos of Panama City; a brother, Bo Williams (and wife Lynn) of Port St. Joe; and five grandchildren, including his namesake, James A. "Jae" Williams III of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/14/2003 - 12/15/2003.
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Lemark Williams Sr., 82, who retired from Winn Dixie, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at the church cemetery. He was a member of St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. Survivors include a son, Lemark Williams Jr. of Woodville; three daughters, Johnnie Mae Williams of Tampa, Doris Odgen of Atlanta and Janice Harris of Crawfordville; two brothers, Joe Williams of Tallahassee and Fred Williams of Woodville; two sisters, Odell and Victoria Williams, both of Woodville; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/12/2006
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Marie Daughtry Williams, 83, died Saturday, June 18, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Marie was born in Elgin, Texas, to Bryant and Jettie Daughtry. She married Hugh Williams in San Antonio at the end of World War II and moved to Tallahassee in 1946. She raised three boys and worked as a realtor for Wise Realty before buying Marpan Supply Co. with her husband in 1967. She was the office manager. She was a hard worker, great partner and key to the success of the business. She retired in 1987. She loved her river house in St. Marks and enjoyed taking friends and family on a sunset cruise to the Lighthouse aboard her favorite boat, a Chris Craft named "Branch Office." She had a quick wit and loved to laugh. She was a great cook and wrote a cookbook for her children that she laced with a pinch of her humor. She enjoyed arranging flowers and could name many of Tallahassee's camellias. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved Florida State University football. She enjoyed making ceramic gifts adorned with her code name "G.G." She is survived by three sons, Bud Williams (and wife Fran and their two children, Elizabeth Williams and Hugh Williams) of Lakeland, Kim Williams (and wife Mayda and their four children, Matthew Williams, Johanna Williams, Andrew Williams and Tracey Cohen, and her husband, Jeremy) of Tallahassee and Gil Williams of Tampa; a sister Verna Trainer of San Antonio; three sisters-in-law, Nita Ott of Osyka, Miss., and Leona Daughtry and Bena Daughtry, both of of Elgin, Texas; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh E. Williams Jr. A special thank you to her caregiver, Mary Norton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/20/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mattie S. Williams, 83, who was a retired educator for Wakulla district schools, died Sunday, March 14, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Williams. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2, with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139). Family will receive friends from noon EST until the service Saturday at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at 995 Wakulla Springs Road. A lifelong resident of Crawfordville, she was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2; the Lilly of the Valley Chapter No. 190; Order of the Eastern Star; Queen City Court No. 245, Heroines of Jericho; Sons and Daughters of Joshua Lodge No. 14; and pallbearer lodges No. 2. No. 3 and No. 10. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida A&M University. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Virginia W. Herring (and husband Morris) of Tallahassee; a brother, Josephus Shingles Sr. (and wife Jessie) of Crawfordville; three sisters, Willa M. Seabrooks of Monticello, Ida S. Monroe (and husband Lee) of Atlanta and Dorothy B. Shingles-Scott of Crawfordville; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; many nieces, including her special caregivers, Antonia Y. Brown and Melissa Y. Shingle; and nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/18/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Nora Williams, 69, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Panacea Cemetery in Panacea. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Survivors include a son, Terry Brown of Crawfordville; five daughters, Jane Hodge of Forest, Miss., Sylvia Nichols and Patty Johnson, both of Crawfordville, Cindy Green of Sopchoppy and Nett Brown of Chipley; a brother, Bobby Bass of Crawfordville; four sisters, Faye Toliver of Bainbridge, Ga., Kathy Leitz of Mobile, Ala., and Sherry Quigg and Vicky Brown, both of Crawfordville; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/31/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Priscilla Jane Montague Patterson Williams, 76, who retired as a court reporter for the Second Judicial Circuit, died Monday, March 6, 2006. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. EST Thursday at St. Teresa Episcopal Church in Crawfordville. There will be a private graveside service at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee. Harvey-Young Funeral Home of Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or St. Teresa Episcopal Church, 1255 Rehwinkel Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. She was born in Tallahassee and had been a resident of Crawfordville for almost three years. She was an official court reporter for the Second Judicial Circuit from 1961 to 1967 and from 1973 to 1990. She was a member of Pierian Honor Society; Leon High School Sophomore Council; FSU Chi Omega Sorority; Garden Club of Tallahassee, Vanda Circle; Iris Garden Club of Crawfordville; Junior League of Tallahassee; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Tallahassee chapter; National Shorthand Reporters Association; and Friends of the Leon County Public Library. She was a volunteer for English as a second language and was a church-office volunteer for St. Teresa Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, John Patterson Symon (and wife Kelly); two daughters, Mary Symon Lewis (and husband Scott) and Priscilla Jane Symon; a brother, John Howell Patterson Sr.; a sister, Elizabeth Patterson Ajemian; five grandchildren, Jeshuana Symon Koch, Sarah Jane Symon, Candace Danielle Symon, John Patterson Symon Jr. and William Gregor Lewis; three nieces, Jeanne Patterson Rawlings, Susan Patterson Roberts and Barbara Williams Russell; six nephews, Father David John Ajemian, Andrew Howell Ajemian, John Howell Patterson Jr., Jim Williams Jr., David John Williams and Douglas Williams; five grandnieces; and six grandnephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Gregor Symon. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/7/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ray Elliott Williams, 60, an installer and repairman for Embarq, died Friday, June 1, 2007, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gloria Williams. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Zion Hill Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the service at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Gainesville and was a resident of the Wakulla area for 37 years. He attended Panacea Park Baptist Church. He loved helping people and doing woodwork. He enjoyed trips to North Carolina. Other survivors include a son, Ray E. Williams II of Thomasville, Ga.; a daughter, Sonya Cutchin of Crawfordville; two brothers, Edward Williams (and wife Cindy) of Starke, Fla., and Ronald Williams of Lake Butler; a sister, Maxine Hobbs-Parker (and husband Charles) of Dunnellon; a sister-in-law, Lillian Franklin (and husband James) of Crawfordville; a brother-in-law, Glenn Miller (and wife Martha) of Thomasville, Ga.; a grandchild, Ashley Alexander of Crawfordville; and devoted friends, Rich and Kim Elliot of Crawfordville. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Humphries Williams and Edna Mae Williams. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/2/2007.
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Robert Williams Sr., a state of Florida custodian supervisor for 34 years, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Elizabeth Popular Springs Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a lifetime resident of Tallahassee and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a deacon at Elizabeth Popular Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert Williams Jr. (and Faye) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Richlyn Davette White (and Danny) of Tallahassee; a brother, Willie Williams (and Willie Mae); a sister, Pearlie Mae Horton of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a daughter he raised, Shirley Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Williams; a daughter, Carolyn Mitchell; and a son, Roosevelt Jones. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/4/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Romie J. Williams, 71, who was self-employed as a farmworker, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Walker Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850- 224-2139) is handling arrangements. He is survived by a sister, Ida Greene (and husband Herman Eddie); a brother, Willie Mills (and wife Bernice); a special compa-nion, Gladey Rosier; eight stepchildren, Donna Rollins, Shedrick Rosier Jr., Harry Rosier, Gregg Rosier, Dennis Rosier, Melvin Rosier, Johnnie Rosier and Angel Rosier; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/11/2005.
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WOODVILLE - Rosie Williams, 81, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel, in Tallahassee (850-877-8191). Rosie was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She retired as a nursing technician at Sunland and the McCauley clusters. Rosie was a member of Wakulla Holiness Church. Survivors include a son, Jesse Williams (and wife Ruby) of Woodville; two stepsons, Larry Williams of Woodville and Zachary Williams of Wakulla Station; two stepdaughters, Debbie Oglesby of Woodville and Peggy Willis of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, George Lollie of Douglas, Ga.; two grandchildren, Rhonda Spears of Woodville and Darlene Poppell of Tallahassee; and three great-grandchildren, Cody Poppell, Owen Poppell and Danny Spears. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/25/2005.
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Theodore Patrick "Ted" Williams, 69, who retired as a professor of biological science at Florida State University, died Friday, May 2, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Ann Williams. The service will be at a later date at Sopchoppy United Methodist Church, with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sopchoppy United Methodist Church, 131 Rose St., Sopchoppy, FL 32358. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Born in 1933, Mr. Williams was raised in the small coal mining town of Marianna, Pa. He was the first in his community to graduate from college. He graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio, where he played football, studied science and met his lifelong companion, Ruth Ann Hetzler. The two were married in 1956. A football injury made Ted decide to focus on science, and he went on to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University in 1959. Ted joined the faculty of Florida State University in 1966, beginning a fruitful 35 years teaching and studying the biology, physics and chemistry of vision. He was an innovative research scientist and an inspired teacher, lecturing with signature clarity and wit. He was particularly admired by his graduate students, many of whom remember their tenures in his lab as the most rewarding of their careers. Though a firm nonbeliever in his early years, a brief and intense sequence of spiritual encounters during Ted's prime led him to Christ. He held firmly to his new beliefs. That this is true is a quiet testament to the depth of his character and to the beauty of the transformation itself. The brain tumor that took Ted from us robbed him of his speech and mobility, but not his ability to think and feel. Miraculously, it also enhanced his senses. In his last months, he began to hear perfectly again without the use of his previously essential hearing aids. His taste in food became more delicate, and he found great joy in things often overlooked, meditating thoughtfully upon flowers and leaves from a nearby park. The illness unmasked Ted emotionally as well, blessing us for a time with something like "essential Ted." His tears flowed freely and his sparkling, resonant laugh rang in our ears until the end. It is with sadness and joy that we note the transformation of Ted's illuminating spirit. Other survivors include five children, Philip Cedar, Peter Adam, Polly Ann, Laura Nicole and Craig Robert; and a sister, Esther Ann Milby. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/3/2003.
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BONIFAY - William S. "Bill" Williams, 76, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Chatauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs. The service was Wednesday at Noma Baptist Church in Noma, with the Revs. Chad Rister, Scott Wyatt and Gene Cone officiating. The burial was at Nona Cemetery with full military honors. James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville (850-263-3238) handled arrangements. Mr. Williams was born in Dothan, Ala., on March 17, 1929, to the late William Sanford and Sallie Blue Williams. He moved to Noma at an early age and graduated from Holmes County High School in 1946. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Omaha in 1967. Mr. Williams retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of major on Nov. 1, 1968, following 22 years of service. He taught history at Bay High School in Panama City from 1968 until 1969. In 1991, he retired as a budget analyst with the Department of Children and Families in Tallahassee. Mr. Williams was a member of the Retired Finance Officer Association and Noma Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Williams; three sons, Sanford E. "Sandy" Williams of Ireland, Laird Williams (and wife Karla) of Cottondale and Richard B. Williams of Tallahassee; five daughters, Karen Brand of Panama City, Terisa "Terri" Knox (and husband Don) of Auburndale, Della Tully (and husband Billy) of Crawfordville, Sallie Curry of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Melinda Cox (and husband Bill) of Spring, Texas; two stepsons, Milton Howard Vickers and Ricky Vickers, both of Noma; two stepdaughters, Vicki Mosser (and husband Randy) of Bonifay and Tami Kirkland (and husband James) of Graceville; a brother, Robert Earl Willams (and wife Eva) of Chipley; two sisters, Hortense Kirkland and Helen Hill (and husband Tony), both of Panama City; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 20 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Kelley Williams and his parents. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/3/2005 - 5/5/2005.
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Alberta Glover Williamson, 91, a real-estate broker, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Westminster Oaks Benevolent Assistance Endowment, 2225 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, FL, or a charity of your choice. She died at Westminster Oaks with family members at her side. Mrs. Williamson was born Aug. 13, 1912, in St. Marks. She graduated from Leon High School and attended Florida State College for Women and the University of Florida to complete a two-year teaching degree. She taught school in Wakulla County for several years as a young adult. Mrs. Williamson completed her bachelor's degree in education at Florida State University in 1952. She had a long and varied working career, raised her family of four children and cared for her parents, together with her husband. Upon retirement she became a successful Realtor/broker. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Williamson is survived by her children, Dennis L. Williamson (and wife Lani) of Montgomery, Ala., Gail W. Hoge (and husband John) of Athens, Ga., and Phyllis W. Dussia (and husband Evan) and Vikki W. Troupe (and husband Scott), both of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren, Shaun Williamson, Scott Williamson, Shelly Bonet, Hans Walling, Elyse Dussia, Lia D. Lane, Adrienne D. Johnson, Josh Hoge, Chris Hoge, Derek Troupe and Aaron Troupe; five great-grandchildren, Tristan and Brandon Williamson, Michael Bonet, Finly Williamson and Miles Johnson; a devoted niece, Newell Ladd; and a large extended family of nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, LeRoy Williamson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/27/2003.
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SOPCHOPPY - Griffin O'Neil Willis, 84, a retired automobile mechanic, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, in Medart. He is survived by his wife, Mildred V. Willis. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Mr. Willis was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and a member of Sopchoppy United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of Sopchoppy Lions Club and a member of Woodman of the World. He was a World War II Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Other survivors include a son, Griffin Wayne Willis (and wife Sherry A.) of Sopchoppy; three daughters, Mary Ellen Whaley (and husband T.D.) of Crawfordville, Mildred Carolyn Crum (and husband Amos J.) of Tallahassee and Sandra Louise Thomas (and husband Louie Marvis) of Sopchoppy; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Carlton O'Neil Willis; and a sister, Ethel Hazel Willis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/16/2003.
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SOPCHOPPY - James Norris Willis, 82, a carpenter, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Titusville. He is survived by his wife, Oveda M. Willis. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Simmons Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and a Protestant. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He also was a past member of the Panacea VFW. Other survivors include a son, Michael E. Willis (and wife Annette) of Titusville; two daughters, Beverly Ann Gray (and husband Tyler) of Medart and Theresa Ann Yates (and husband Bill) of Crawfordville; a brother, Jack Willis of Fort Myers; three sisters, Mary Lou Marler (and husband Mancel) of Cabot, Ark., and Doll Allen (and husband A.J.) and Bernice Duncan (and husband Solan), both of Fort Myers; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/27/2005.
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MONTICELLO - Mary Ileane Willis, 64, a homemaker, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Norwood Willis. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello Chapel (997-5612), with burial at Sardis Cemetery in Jefferson County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Saturday at the funeral home. Born in Lloyd, she was lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of the Sardis Memorial United Methodist Church. Other survivors include three sons, Riley Benjamin Hooper III (and wife Carolyn) of Lakeland, Ga., Dennis Hooper (and wife Cindy) of Tifton, Ga., and Mike Willis (and wife Susan) of Monticello; two daughters, Rebecca Willis Marx (and husband Howard) of Monticello and Pamela Vaughn of Nashville, Ga.; two brothers, William C. Whitfield (and wife Betty) of Gainesville and Roy Ouzts (and wife Sun) of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Jean Hayes of Monticello; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/11/2003.
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MONTICELLO - Mary Louisa Willis, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Olive Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Monday at Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello Chapel (850-997-5612). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Monticello. She was the daughter of the late William C. Barrett and Floria Anderson Barrett. She had lived in Monticello most of her life. She was a seamstress at Artistic for 32 years, a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of Olive Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, George Willis Jr. (and wife Emma), Rodney Willis (and wife Jean) and Curtis Willis (and wife Regina), all of Monticello; three daughters, Pat W. Surles (and husband Sam) and Mary E. Wright, both of Tallahassee, and Linda Wilson of Havana; two brothers, Franklin Barrett of Monticello and Alfred Barrett of Crawfordville; two sisters, Myrtle Herndon of Monticello and Margie Mills of Whigham, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/29/2006.
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EASTPOINT - Tonya M. Wilsey, 40, a seafood worker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola (850-653-2208), with memorization by cremation. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. She was a native of New York, and had lived in Eastpoint for 25 years. Survivors include two sons, Aaron Wilsey of Sopchoppy and Dell Quick of Gainesville; a daughter, Latasha Obry of Yankeetown; her mother, Doris Chase of Eastpoint; and three brothers, Lonnie Wilsey of Yankeetown, Carson Wilsey of New York and Frederick Wilsey of Eastpoint. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/16/2003.
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Ava E. Wilson, 87, who worked in the beverage department for the state of Florida, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, in Mayo. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Wakulla United Methodist Church, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Grace, 430 S.E. Mill St., Mayo, FL 32066. Ava was born in Wakulla County and was a longtime resident of the area. She was a member of Wakulla United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Lee Perkins (and longtime friend Jim Lannon); a son, Clarence D. Williams; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wilson; a sister, Betty Walker; and a brother, Edwin Culbreath. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/20/2006.
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Dora M. Wilson, 93, who retired from the Leon County Tax Collector's Office, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. EST until the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, 108 W. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301. She had been a resident of Tallahassee since 1939. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include three children, Robert M. Wilson, Richard P. Wilson (and wife Betsy) and Mary Jordan (and husband Lawrence), all of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren, Melanie Walker (and husband Keith), Mary Beth Vickers (and husband Jeff) and Andrea Martinucci, all of Tallahassee, Connie Byrd (and husband George) of Crawfordville, Milly Giddings (and husband Monty) of Atlanta, Mike Wilson (and wife Cindy) of Dallas, Ga., and Mack Wilson (and wife Jeanne) of Orlando; and 13 great-grandchildren, Megan, Myles, Meryl K., Micthem, Emilee, Kailee, Rhett, Holt, Jordan, Morgan, Brandi, Michael and Ashley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pruitt Holt Wilson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/18/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Duane Allen Wilson, 81, who retired as an engineer with Sprint, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at his residence. Services will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Heritage Funeral Home in Cairo, Ga. (229-377-2112), is handling arrangements. Mr. Wilson was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy. He was born in Morefield, Ohio, and was a member of Morefield Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 219 in Cadiz, Ohio. He enjoyed working in his yard and, for the past 15 years, he very much enjoyed traveling. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Jane N. Wilson; his children, Cynthia Ann Wesner, Diane Lynn Williamson, Jane Allene Downey and Bruce Allen Wilson; a stepdaughter, Sherry Jane Krause; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymon and Gary Wilson; a sister, Helen Lake; and his faithful companion, Bentley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Lena Arnold Wilson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/16/2005.

CRAWFORDVILLE - Duane Allen Wilson, 81, died Monday, July 11, 2005. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Heritage Funeral Home (229-377-2112) in Cairo, Ga., is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/18/2005.
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NEWTON - Mrs. Mamie Cooper Wilson, 79, of the Abernathy Center, Newton, formerly of 710 E. Park Dr., Lincolnton, died June 17, 1997. Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Keithen Tucker officiating. Burial is in Hollybrook Cemetery. Visitation is 7-8:30 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.Born in Crawfordville, Florida on January 27, 1918, she was daughter of the late L.I. Cooper and Harriett Roberts Cooper and widow of Dr. Samuel A. Wilson, M.D. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lincolnton and volunteered in many aspects of the community such as the Red Cross and the P.T.A. She was also a past Worthy Matron of the Lincoln Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and was a retired nurse.Survivors include two sons, Samuel A. Wilson, Jr. of Macon, GA, and Dr. William G. Wilson of Charlottesville, VA; one daughter, Mrs. Jane W. Finger of Lincolnton; and six grandchildren.Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605; or a charity of one's choice.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Martha Wilson, 79, a housewife, died Friday, May 2, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Willie Wilson. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139), with burial at Southside Cemetery. Other survivors include two brothers, John Mills of Baltimore and George Mills of Mitchum Heights, Va.; two sisters, Julie E. White of Washington, D.C., and Annie Keys of Charlottesville, Va.; a devoted niece, Renea Mills of Mitchum Heights; a cousin, James White of Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter-in-law, Inez Bruce of Miami; a brother-in-law, Jimmie Wilson (and wife Elrea) of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Pearlie M. Lindsey of Crawfordville; a grandson she raised, James Bruce Jr. of Miami; four granddaughters, Nicole Alvarado of Orlando, Sella Bruce of Miami, Monique Bruce of Tampa and Tina Bruce, who is stationed at an Army base in South Carolina; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/8/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Willie Wilson, 82, a retired truck driver, died Monday, April 30, 2007, in Tallahassee following a long illness. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139), with burial at Southside Cemetery. He was a native of Wakulla. He served in World War II. Survivors include a sister, Pearlie Mae Lindsey of Wakulla; a brother, Jimmie Wilson (Elrea) of Tallahassee; an uncle, Roshell Nicholson; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Ellow Wilson; his wife, Martha Wilson; his son, James Bruce; and a brother, Roosevelt Wilson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/3/2007 - 5/4/2007.
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The Rev. Willie Chester Wilson Sr., 70, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Sunday at New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church in the Shadeville Community of Crawfordville, with burial at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Orange Hill Cemetery in Orange Hill. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) is handling arrangements. Rev. Wilson was a native of Chipley and had lived in Tallahassee for about 50 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War in the 563rd Military Police Company. He received a Korean service medal, a United Nations service medal, a national defense service medal and a good conduct medal. He was a member of J.R.E. Lee Sr. Masonic Lodge No. 422 and St. James Holy Royal Arch Mason No. 26. He was also a member of the First Bethlehem Baptist Association and the president of the Wakulla County Ministers and Deacons 5th Sunday union. He was the pastor of New Bridge Hope for 26 years. Before his retirement, he was a teacher at Lively Vocational Technical School and the Federal Correctional Institution. He operated the barbershop on Florida A&M University's campus for over 40 years. One of the most cherished aspects of his life was his commitment to his family. He provided one of the greatest examples of a loving husband, father and brother. He leaves to follow his stellar example his precious wife, Margaret Ann; five children, Monica R. Hobbie (and husband Steve) of Atlanta, and Veronica E. McCarthy (and husband Keith), Danita Y. Wooten (and husband Johnny) and Constance K. Harris, all of Tallahassee, and W.C. Wilson Jr. (and wife Janine) of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren, Lawrence, Chiara, Logan, Briana, Jasmine, Roger, Ania, Nadia and Cyrus; six brothers, James Calvin (and wife Oree), Price (and wife Fannie), Washington Irving, Oliver (and wife Bettye), Woodrow (and wife Dorothy) and Jonathan (and wife Jewel); a sister, Gladys (and husband Clarence); an aunt, Rosetta Cook; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; and other relatives, colleagues, church family and friends. (Editor's note: Because of errors in the text, we are reprinting this obituary.) Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 3/6/2003 - 3/8/2003.
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PANACEA - Kathryn H. Wind, age not given, a retired bookkeeper for the state of Georgia, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Clark Funeral Home (229-377-1414) in Cairo, Ga., with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Ann Wind and Deborah Wind, both of Valdosta, Ga.; a son, Robert Edward Wind Jr. of Cairo; two grandchildren, Sheri Batten Turk of Toccoa, Ga., and Julie Batten of Valdosta; a sister, Hazel H. Guy of Thomasville, Ga.; and two nephews, Robert H. "Bobby" Wind and Herbert W. "Billy" Wind, both of Cairo. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/2/2004
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Erleen Windsor, 86, a binder, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (562-1518) in Tallahassee, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. EST until the service at the funeral home. She is survived by a son, Johnny Windsor of Crawfordville; a daughter, Patricia Phinazee of Crawfordville; a brother, Chester Baker of South Carolina; two sisters, Helen Walker of Tennessee and Hazel Capps of Alabama; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/3/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ruth Morris Winkler, 88, a homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006. The service will be at noon EST Wednesday at Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). She was born in Cherokee County, Ga., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 27 years, coming from Marietta, Ga. She was a member of the Lake Ellen Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Robin Harrison (and husband Joseph) of Crawfordville; a brother, T.J. Morris (and wife Pat) of Stone Mountain, Ga.; three sisters, Elsie Kurkendall of Canton, Ga., Martha Ann Potts (and husband Dave Michael) of Atlanta and Sarah Morris Baker (and husband Bob) of North Atlanta, Ga.; a grandchild, Maranda Harrison of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/14/2006.
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PANACEA - Lee M. Winzler, 58, of Ochlockonee Bay, a retired school teacher, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Diane Winzler. A memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeastern Community Blood Center, 1731 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4237 Salisbury Road, Suite 406, Jacksonville, FL 32216. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Born in Los Angeles, Lee and his wife followed his father, FSU chemistry professor Dr. Richard J. Winzler, to Leon County in 1972. He was a longtime resident of Ochlockonee Bay and a loving, caring teacher. He worked in the public schools of Leon, Wakulla and Franklin counties. Other survivors include two sisters, Joan Baltz (and husband Guy) of Arkansas and Natalle Rusch of California. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Susan Kay Wood, 54, died Monday, July 17, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Christian Life Fellowship Church, 3608 Centerville Road. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Center, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, 1221 Hodges Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Susan was a native of Lubbock, Texas and moved from Perry to Tallahassee in 1974. She worked for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles with the Division of Driver Licenses and was a member of Christian Life Fellowship Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Carl Richard "Rick" Wood; three daughters, Allison Rachel Wood and Christy Deanne Wood, both of Tallahassee, and Karla Reshay of Wakulla; two brothers, Charles Wells Jr. and Ernie Wells of Bristol; two sisters, Bonnie Jo Wells of Perry and Elizabeth Wells of Las Vegas; and two grandsons, Dalton Bradford Wood and Brandon Dominic Parker, both of Wakulla. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/19/2006.
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Clara Louise Woodmansee, 89, who retired after 30 years with George C. Moore, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in Bonifay. No services are planned. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Survivors include a daughter, Jan Girven (and husband Peter) of Crawfordville; a daughter-in-law, Geri Woodmansee of Westerly, R.I.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/26/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Willis Eugene Woods, 75, who had retired as a lab technician for Olin Corporation in St. Marks, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Strickland Woods. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield, Ill. Family will receive friends following the service Tuesday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Riversink Baptist Building Fund, 803 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was a member of Riversink Baptist Church. Other survivors include five sons, Steven Woods, Duane Woods, Kenneth Strickland and Gene Strickland, all of Crawfordville, and Ricky Strickland of DeFuniak Springs; four daughters, Gloria Cornelius of Fort Lauderdale, Carol Vice of Carrabelle and Alice LaSalle and Kathy Lawhon, both of Crawfordville; a brother, Dorvin Woods of Brighton, Ill.; two sisters, Elanor Fraley of Bethalto, Ill., and Doris Witt of Greenfield, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2003.
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Tallahassee - William Ross Wooten Sr., 84, retired from the postal service, died Friday, March 14, 2003. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Monday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Mr. Wooten was born in Tallahassee and raised in Woodville. He served in the U.S. Army under the 668th engineer company during World War II. He was of Baptist faith. He is survived by three sons, Bill Wooten, Bob Wooten and Carl Wooten, all of Tallahassee; a sister, Mary Beaudoin of Tallahassee; six grandchildren, Amy Hattaway, Melaine Wooten, Richard Wooten, Stephaine Wooten, Jennifer Wade and Rachel Balber; and two great-grandchildren, Wiley Hattaway and Kaelyn Wade. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/16/2003. (Husband of Mary Izorah Vause)
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ernest R. Workman, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Workman. A memorial service will be from 3 to 4 p.m. EST Wednesday at Eden Springs Nursing Home. Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518) is handling arrangements. He was born Feb. 5, 1914 in Burden, Ks. He worked for the Dept. of the Army at the Pentagon until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Tallahassee in 1976. Other survivors include a daughter, Debbie Boydston (and husband Mike) of Tallahassee; a brother, Roy Workman (and wife Esther) of Lowell, Ark.; three sisters, Elizabeth Holly of Ontario, Calif., Fern Walcher of Oklahoma City, Ok. and Verl Wesley (and husband Paul) of Winfield, Ks.; a foster daughter, Nancy Johnston of Jacksonville; five foster grandsons, Dr. Patrick Johnston (and wife Elizabeth) and their children, Charity, Anna and James, all of Ohio, Shannon Johnston of Calif., Scott Johnston (and wife Tammy) of Greenville, S.C., Matt Johnston of Tallahassee and Jonathan Johnston of University of Michigan; and three grandsons, David Parrish, Derek Parrish and Cody Boydston, all of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/9/2003 - 2/11/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Virginia W. Workman, Ph. D., 84, an educator, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006. The service is being planned at Eden Springs Nursing Home in Crawfordville, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Eden Springs Nursing Home, 4679 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32326. She was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1945 to 1947. She worked at the Pentagon before moving to Tallahassee. An accomplished writer and author, she had a doctorate in philosophy. She was an active member of Temple Baptist Church and taught English and Spanish at North Florida Christian School. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Johnston of Jacksonville Beach and Debbie Boydston (and husband Mike) of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/15/2006.
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CARRABELLE - Dollie Mae Wren, 86, a homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at Whiddon Lake Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). She was born in Wakulla County and was a resident of Carrabelle for 66 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carrabelle. She enjoyed attending the Carrabelle Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include a son, Christopher Stokes (and wife Maria) of Indiantown; a brother, Thomas Bratcher of Perry; two grandchildren, Amanda and Zachary Stokes; a special nephew and niece, John and Norma Whiddon; and many beloved family members and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ira Bratcher of Atlantic Beach. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/27/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Bessie Lou Boudreaux Wrenn, 81, a homemaker, the daughter of Nelson and Margaret Garrett Boudreaux, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Woodville First Baptist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodville First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 570, Woodville, FL 32362; Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; or Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317. She was born in Freeport and lived in Woodville from 1955 until 1997, when she moved to Crawfordville. She was a member of Woodville First Baptist Church and a charter member of Woodville Women's Club. She was a 50-year member and charter member of Freeport Eastern Star. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn W. Harvey (and husband Mike) of Crawfordville; a sister, Eddie Pearl Spence of DeFuniak Springs; two grandchildren, Riley R. Harvey (and wife Lorrie) and Wrenn M. Harvey (and wife Dana), both of Crawfordville; four great-grandchildren, Rhett, Logan, Jonah and Marina Harvey, all of Crawfordville; two nieces, Karen Moynihan (and husband Dan) and Linda Boudreaux, both of Freeport; a nephew, Roger Boudreaux of Freeport; and a sister-in-law, Trudy Boudreaux of Freeport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Wrenn, and a brother, Robert N. Boudreaux. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/12/2006 - 5/13/2006.
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Dorian J. "D.J." Wright, 84, died Friday, March 25, 2005. Services will be in Valley, Ala., at a later date. Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel in Tallahassee (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Alabama, he was a former resident of Glendale, Calif., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1964. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps. He served his God, fellow men and country with honesty and honor. He is survived by his wife, Sue Wright; a son, Kenneth K. Wright of Columbus, Mo.; a stepson, Kenneth Gray of Altamonte Springs; three daughters, Martha Billings and Deborah Hartley, both of Tallahassee, and Patricia Lemon of Crawfordville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/27/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Doris D. Wright, 90, a homemaker and sales clerk, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007. Funeral services will be held graveside at 1 p.m. EST today at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home is handling arrangements (850-562-1518). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She is survived by two daughters, Pat Nix and Lee Paul, both of Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/9/2007
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BAINBRIDGE - Jo Watkins Wright, 76, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Memorial Hospital. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at the chapel of Ivey Funeral Home (229- 246-3232), with burial at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1500 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA 39819, or Bainbridge College Foundation, P.O. Box 990, Bainbridge, GA 39818. Mrs. Wright was born April 9, 1930, in Neshoba County, Miss., the daughter of Richard Grady Watkins and Bessie Leona Gainey Watkins. She graduated from Lake High School in Lake, Miss. She was a registered nurse and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Mike Wright (and wife Neva) of Havana and David Wright (and wife Kelly) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Martha Wright of Redlands, Calif.; two grandchildren, Jamie Wright of Cairo, Ga., and Kelly Cossiocazares of Jacksonville; and three great-grandchildren, Brantley Watkins Wright, Jose Cossiocazares and Mallory Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Willis Wright, and a son, Raymond Willis Wright Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/1/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard Wright, 60, an attorney at law and an economist, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee. Private services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193) is handling arrangements. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/9/2004.
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LIBERTY COUNTY - Vera Stokes Wynn, 97, of Stokes-Wynn Farm, who retired as operator of the Wynn Store and Garage in Telogia, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, in Blountstown. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Good Hope Cemetery in Liberty County. McClellan Funeral Home in Bristol (850-643-3636) is handling arrangements. She was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church in Telogia. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Wynn Thompson (and husband Tom) of Telogia; a granddaughter, Susan Thompson Ray (and husband Doug) of Quincy; a grandson, David Thompson (and wife Theresa) of Blountstown; two great-grandchildren, Justine Ray and Ken Thompson; five nephews, Bill Stokes, Kelly Strickland, Ken Strickland, Ken Ray Holley and Billy Holley; and five nieces, Joan Gardner, Fay Sessions, Ceil Cabler, Mary Outz and Daisy Jeter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Wynn, and a grandson, John Edward Thompson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/6/2004.
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