Arthur Kimbrell, 55
Arthur Kimbrell of Chiefland, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in Paris, TN. He was 55.
Mr. Kimbrell was born in Humphrey, ARK. and came to the Chiefland area 14 years ago from Stuttgart, Arkansas.
He was a truck driver, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by brother, Jim Kimbrell; and sister, Barbara Jackson, both of Chiefland.
He is survived by wife, Deborah Kimbrell, Chiefland; 6 daughters, Christine Kimbrell and Ashley Kimbrell, both of Chiefland, Jennifer Griffith, Amanda, Shauna, and Melissa Kimbrell, all of ARK.; 2 brothers, Everett Kimbrell, Stuttgart, ARK., Burl Kimbrell, Humphrey, ARK.; 4 sisters, Claudean Bethel, Brinkley, ARK., Betty Fallon, Pine Bluff, ARK., Ann Anderson, Humphrey, ARK., Karen Wilson, Humnoke, ARK. and 6 grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland.
Lucille Brazeal, 88
Mrs. Lucille Brazeal of Williston, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Brazeal was born in Chicago and had lived in Tampa before moving to Williston 43 years ago. She started professional dancing at the age of 16, but had served as a waitress and seamstress for most of her life. She also served as manager of the Holiday Inn in Williston.
Mrs. Brazeal was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Williston where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, an officer in the Love Circle, and a member of the Nature Coast Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include: son, Thomas (Mary Jo) Brazeal of Williston; daughter, Patricia (David) Hipp of Townsend, TN; sisters, Alva Bailey of Hemet, CA, Virginia Mahar of Melbourne, Pat Macy of Morgan City, LA, and Irene Steele of Gibbonsville, NC; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Williston.
Mr. John J. Baird, 84
Mr. John J. Baird of Williston died May 3, 2004, at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 84 years old.
He was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., and served during World War II in the Navy as a flight engineer for PYB Aircraft, receiving an honorable discharge. His primary occupation thereafter was as a ship's officer with the Merchant Marine, and during the ensuing 22 years, he traveled throughout the world. He was married to the former Margaret Floyd of Washington for 31 years, and they shared a love of sailing and animals. They had no children. They lived in California, Costa Rica and the Gulf Coast of Florida before locating permanently to Williston.
He was well read and self educated, and his interests varied from music and cinema to philosophy, astronomy and engineering. He had an extraordinary singing voice and delighted in performing for friends. Having spent time in a boys' home in his early years, he was generous in his support for the Florida sheriff's Youth Ranch.
He was widowed in 1996 and had no known survivors. Donations can be made to the Hospice of the Tri-Counties at 624 N. Main St., Chiefland 32644, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1831 N.w. 13th St., Site 4, Gainesville 32696.
Knauff funeral Home, 512 E. Noble Ave., Williston, is in charge of arrangements.
James Ellison Bancroft, 64
Mr. James Ellison Bancroft died on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the Suwannee Health Care Center in Live Oak. He was 64 years old.
Mr. Bancroft moved to Live Oak, from McAlpin. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Navy and then served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. He was also a member of the Naval Retirement Association and was a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Bancroft.
Survivors include his sister, Julie Squires of Old Town.
Arrangements were under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.