Richard Rhedic Cannon, 68
Mr. Richard Rhedic Cannon of Old Town passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2003 after a long illness. He was 68.
Mr. Cannon was born in Dixie County and was a lifetime resident. He was a logger and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cross City.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Cannon of Old Town; a son, Rikey Cannon of Cross City; a daughter, Judy Ann Cannon of Cross City; brothers, Herbert Cannon, Jerry Cannon, Raliegh Cannon and Thomas Cannon, all of Cross City, Jimmy Cannon of Tarpon Springs and Michael Cannon of Jacksonville; a sister, Helen Forehand of Cross City; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Ivey officiating.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.
Lessie Braswell Land, 87
Mrs. Lessie Braswell Land of Old Town died Thursday, November 27, 2003 at her residence. She was 87.
Mrs. Land was born in Donalsonville, Georgia and came to this area from Live Oak 17 years ago. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters, Geraldine Hagan of Old Town, Claudette Hendrix of Tampa, Evelyn Patricia Purvis of Trenton, Jane White of McAlpine and Sharon Lee Cannon of Fanning Springs; sons, Clayton Land, Jr. of Kentucky, Bobby Land of Jasper and Lawrence Leon Land of Dowling Park; brother, Plastine Braswell of Ft. Smith, AR; 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, November 30 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home with burial folowing in the Live Oak Cemetery. Rev. Ron Cason officiated.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Chiefland.
Cheri Rain Wylie, 27
Cheri Rain Wylie, 27, of Carthage, Ark., died March 27, 2004, in Pine Bluff, Ark.
Born in Gainesville, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist church of Carthage.
She is survived by her husband, James Ross Wylie of Carthage; two daughters, Morgan Wylie of Fordyce, Ark., and Madaline Wylie of Carthage; her parents, Gene and Wendy Rain of Fordyce; her sisters, Stacey Rain of Fort Smith, Ark., and Heather Rain-Misenheimer of Fordyce; and her grandparents, Theron and Ruth Rain of Chiefland and Kathy and William Lee of Chiefland.
Knauff Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave., Chiefland, was in charge of arrangements.
Ronda Marie Owen, 40
Mrs. Ronda Marie Owen of Gainesville died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. She was 40 years old.
Mrs. Owen was born in St. Petersburg to Ronald and Patricia Scoggins on Nov. 1, 1963. The family moved to Chiefland in 1973.
Ronda graduated from the University of Florida with honors in 1993 with a BS degree in Psychology. She was of the Catholic faith. A proud, loving, beautiful young woman, she was loved by everyone who shared a part of her life. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and her memory will always be cherished in our hearts.
Survivors include her husband, Greg Owen; her father and stepmother, Ron and Linda Scoggins; her mother and stepfather, Joseph and Pat Tyner; a step-sister, Angie Beckham; a step-brother, Jeff Leivonen; grandmother, Alice Scoggins; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home of Chiefland.
Katherine Dwinell Smith, 87
Mrs. Katherine Dwinell "Katy" Smith of Chiefland, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 87 years old.
Mrs. Smith was born in Jacksonville and came to this area 17 years ago. She was a retired instructor from Jones College and was a member of St. Albans Episcopal Church in Chiefland.
Survivors include: a daughter, Annette "Kitty" (Bob) Collum of Chiefland; a granddaughter, Karen Moody Kirby of San Antonio, Tx.; a grandson, Howe Moody of Belleview; three great grandchildren, Mariah Chaffin and Kathryn Moody, both of Belleview and Mac Kirby of San Antonio; two great-great grandchildren, Tyler Chaffin and Ethan Chaffin, both of Belleview.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Albans Episcopal Church with Father George Holston & Jim Parks officiating.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.