John Donald Petersen Sr., 73
John Donald Petersen Sr. of Chiefland died Jan. 20, 2004, at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 73.
Mr. Petersen was born in Troy, N.Y., and moved to Chiefland from St. Cloud in 1998. He was a retired machinist. He was U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed woodworking, reading and track and field events.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Petersen of Chiefland; sons Don Petersen of Suwanee, Ga., Jim Petersen and Eric Petersen, both of Orlando, Russell Boos of St. Augustine and David Boos of Gainesville; daughters Dawn Polk of Phoenix, Ariz., Karen Dell of Lake Worth, Bonnie Mullis of Chiefland and Yvonne Strite of St. Cloud; a brother, Robert Petersen of Troy; 14 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.
Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.
William "Casey" Farley, 79
William "Casey" Farley of Chiefland died Jan. 21, 2004, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City. He was 79.
Mr. Farley was born in Pratt, Kan., and moved to this area from Fort Walton Beach in 2003. He was a retired advertising typesetter.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Knights of Columbus and Elks Club of Santa Maria, Calif.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Farley of Chiefland; a daughter, Theresa Farley of Fort Walton Beach; sons John R. Farley of Houston and Dan Farley of Chiefland; sisters Eileen Farley of Concordia, Kan., and Mary DeAngelo and Betty Wygand, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, Frank Farley of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland.
Cecil Alan Shipley
Cecil Alan Shipley of Williston died March 15, 2004, at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. He was 47.
Mr. Shipley was born in Granite City, Ill., and moved to the Williston area more than 23 years ago from Taylorville, Ill.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.
Survivors include his companion, Beverly Piel of Williston; a son, Steven Piel of Jacksonville, S.C.; a daughter, Jean Ann Piel of Williston; a brother, Gloyd Shipley of Louisville, Ill.; sisters Kay Durbin of Kiln, Miss., and Jo Calvert of Petersburg, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.
Willie John Young, 65
Willie John Young of Chiefland died Jan. 18, 2004, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 65.
Mr. Young was born in Chiefland and was a lifetime resident. He was a graduate of Williston Vocational School and was a retired machine operator for Usher Land and Timber Co.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jean Young of Chiefland; daughters Brenda Simmons of Orlando and Inetha Young of Daytona Beach; sons Willie Charles of Hawthorne, Herbert Young of Gainesville, Jenard Young, Jessie Young and Cordell Young, all of Chiefland, and Myrn Young of Altamonte Springs; stepsons Jerry Scott of Gainesville and Robert Stokes of Orlando; stepdaughters Tanja Alston and Kimberly White, both of Chiefland; a sister, Margaret Hagans of Utica, N.Y.; brothers Herbert Young of Massachusetts, Clark Spencer Young of Vallejo, Calif., and James Young of Chiefland; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Arrangements by Carnegie Funeral Home.
Michael T. Ferguson, 58
Michael T. Ferguson of Archer died Jan. 17, 2004, at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He was 58.
Mr. Ferguson was born in Midway and raised in Clermont. He lived in the Tavares area for many years before moving to Archer about two years ago. He was an artist and former owner of a sign business.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Ferguson.
Survivors include sons Michael O. Ferguson and Paul Ferguson, both of Weirsdale; his mother, Elaine LaVeigne Patterson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Darnell Busby of Knoxville; brothers Paul Ferguson, Steve Ferguson, Roy Ferguson and Kevin French, all of Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren.