Obituaries for the Suwannee Democrat, Jan. 28, 2004 issue
Joseph D. "Joe" Cline
Joseph D. Cline, 38, of Live Oak, passed away, Jan. 24, 2004, in his home after a short illness. The Jacksonville native lived in Live Oak most of his life, was a ceramic tile setter and a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Live Oak.
Survivors include: his wife, Bonnie Sue Cline, Live Oak; his parents, John L. and Jean Cline, Live Oak; two step-daughters, Nicole McCoy and Natasha Howard, both of Live Oak; four brothers, Lesley, Johnnie, Timmy and Walter Cline, all of Live Oak; and one grandson, Gabriel McCoy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., today, Jan. 28, at Daniels Memorial Chapel, Live Oak, with the Rev. David McKeithen officiating.
Daniels Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Charles O. Crews Sr.
Charles O. Crews Sr., 52, of Live Oak, passed away, Jan. 24, 2004, in the Lake City V.A. Medical Center after a long illness. The Live Oak native was born to Owen and Clyde Warren Crews, April 4, 1951. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the U.S. Army, worked for PCS Phosphate for 27 years and was a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church, Live Oak.
Survivors include: his wife, Kathy Bass Crews of Live Oak; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Crews of Live Oak; son, Charles O. Crews Jr.; and two brothers, James "Buddy" Crews of Live Oak and Jerry Crews in Saudi Arabia.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., today, Jan. 28, at the Mt. Zion Christian Church, Live Oak, with the Rev. Lester Curry, pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.
Sue N. Warren
Sue N. Warren, 82, of Live Oak, passed away, Dec. 19, 2003, at Suwannee Health Care, Live Oak, after a long illness. A native of a Surrency, Ga., she was an operating room nurse and a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Surrency, Ga.
Survivors include: two daughters, Donna Frier of Live Oak and Jeanelle Newkirk of Hilliard; four sisters, Nettie Branch, Lola Beecher, Loretta Miles, all of Baxley, Ga. and Roberta Thornton of Griffin, Ga.; three brothers, Rozel and Edsel Murphy, both of Baxley, Ga. and Orville Murphy of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Dec. 22, in Swain Funeral Home Chapel, Baxley, Ga. Interment followed in Zion Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Baxley, Ga.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak was in charge of local arrangements.
Wilson Jennings Brown
Wilson Jennings Brown, 90, passed away, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Lake City Extended Care Center. A native of Andalusia, Ala., he was born to the late John Irvin Brown and Eric Celeta Gilmore. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945. Brown was in sales and management with Peninsular Life Insurance Company until his retirement in 1971. He moved to Wellborn in 1988 where he was a faithful member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. Brown was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Sara Geneva Hogan Brown.
Survivors include: his son, William Jennings Brown II (De-Ette), Lake City; granddaughter Tara Giebeig (Ian), Jacksonville; and granddaughter, Monica Leigh Franklin, Roseville, Calif.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m., Jan. 25, in Mount Olive Baptist Church, Wellborn, with Pastor Lewis Gooch officiating. Interment followed in the Mount Olive Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home, Lake City.
Alice Freida McMullen
Alice Freida McMullen, 82, of Live Oak, passed away Jan. 24, 2004, in her home after a long illness. A native of War, W.Va., she was born to Charles H. Bean and Bessie Waldron Bean on July 1, 1921. She moved to Live Oak, from Prince Georges County, Maryland, 34 years ago and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Macclenny.
Survivors include: three daughters, Betty Young Pollard, Live Oak, Shirley Freida Orberg, Macclenny and Lee Johnson, McAlpin; one sister, Peggy Dant, Laurel, Md.; five brothers, Fred Bean, Savannah, Ga., Ralph Bean, Jacksonville, Robert Bean, Thompson Station, Tenn., Charles Bean, Success, Mo. and Crockett Bean, McAlpin; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William Levi "Pete" McMullen and siblings, Betty Lou Bean, Benny Bean, Nancy Bean, Annabelle Wall and Josephine Maguire.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 27, in the Daniels Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Donnie Williams from Calvary Baptist Church, Macclenny officiating. Interment followed in the Live Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak was in charge of all arrangements.
Mary Pearl Gerald
Mary Pearl Gerald, 88, of Dowling Park, passed away, Jan. 23, 2004, in the Good Samaritan Center, Dowling Park.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak.
The Rev. W.D. Fletcher
The Rev. W.D. Fletcher, 83, of Branford, passed away after a long illness, Jan. 23, 2004, in the Lake City V.A. Medical Center.
Daniels Funeral Home of Branford.
Obituaries for the Suwannee Democrat, Jan. 30, 2004 issue
Joy Marie Kastor
Joy Marie Kastor, 48, of Live Oak passed away Jan. 27, 2004, in the North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville. The Fort Worth, Texas native moved to Live Oak 30 years ago, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Live Oak.
Survivors include: her husband, Clifford Kastor, Live Oak; her parents, Virgil and Janette Carter, Live Oak; one son, John Randolph Sumner, Gainesville; three brothers, Allen Carter, and his wife, Julie, Green Cove Springs, and Gary and David Carter, both of Live Oak; two grandchildren, Arianna Marissa Sumner and Lexie Skyla Sumner; one niece, Janette Marie Robart; and two nephews, Thomas Allen Carter and James Oscar Carter.
Funeral services will be conducted, at 10 a.m., today, Jan. 30, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Alliene Elizabeth Smith
A lliene Elizabeth Smith, 88, of Live Oak, passed away, Jan. 27, 2004, in the Lafayette Health Care Center, Mayo, after a long illness. The Jasper native moved to Live Oak in 1923, was a salesperson for Avon Cosmetics in Live Oak and a member of Live Oak Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her son, Ronnie E. Smith of Homosassa Springs; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., today, Jan. 30, at Live Oak Church of Christ with Craig Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery, Live Oak.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.
George Wallace Williams
George Wallace Williams, 72, of Vero Beach, passed away, Jan. 22, 2004, at his home in the company of his family. He was born in Vero Beach on Aug. 22, 1931 and remained a Vero Beach lifetime resident. Williams served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning to Vero Beach after his tour of duty he went to work for the city of Vero Beach at the old power plant located on Commerce Avenue. He continued to work for the city of Vero Beach and retired 39 years later as the assistant manager of the city power plant.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Audrey; his son, Phil Williams of Lake Placid; two daughters, Arleen Shelton of Vero Beach and Francine Glover of Live Oak; three grandchildren, Nicholas Williams, Jerod Glover and April Glover; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Jan. 24 at Seawinds Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian. An interment service was held at 3 p.m., Jan. 25, at the Crawford Lake Church Cemetery, Live Oak.
Seawinds Funeral Home, Sebastian, was in charge of all arrangements.
Obituaries for the Mayo Free Press, Jan. 29, 2004 issue
Anita Davis, age 43, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 in Gainesville, Fl. A native of Clearwater, Fl., she had lived in Mayo since 1970. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mayo, and worked as an L.P.N. foe Mayo Medical.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Alan Davis of Mayo. Other survivors include, her parents, Willard and Margaret (Singletary) Ducksworth of Mayo, one son; Ethan Davis, a daughter; Shannon Davis both of Mayo, three brothers; Roeland Ducksworth, Wade Ducksworth both of Mayo and Mitchell Ducksworth of Cross City, two sisters; Debra Miller and Alisa Moore of Mayo, and a host of nieces and nephews and many good friends also survive her.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at the Assembly of God Church (Mayo) with Bro. David Stephens and Bro. Chris Musgrove officiating. Interment followed at Bethany Cemetery. Family received friends on Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Burns Mayo Chapel.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home (Mayo) was in charge of all arrangements.
Charles "Chuck" Paarlberg
Charles "Chuck" Paarlberg 60, died Thursday, January 15, 2004 in Hawaii.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2004 at Lee United Methodist Church in Lee, FL. Family received friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, January 24, 2004 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel in Madison.
Mr. Paarlberg had been a farmer all of his life. He was born in Harvey, IL and was raised in South Holland, IL, where he graduated from Thorton Township High School. He served in the U. S. Navy in the early sixties. He received his bachelors degree in Agriculture from Purdue University. He moved to Berrien Springs, MI in 1970, there he was a member of Hinchman United Methodist Church, the Lions and Rotary Club, the Purdue Alumni Assoc. and the Naval Memorial Foundation. He moved to Lee, FL in 1983 and joined Lee United Methodist Church, he was a member of Florida Farm Bureau, Past President and Vice President of the Madison County Farm Bureau and Past President of Perennial Peanut Products Assoc.
He is survived by his wife; Virginia "Ginny" Paarlberg of Lee, FL, 2 sons; Jon William (and wife Tammy) Paarlberg of Knoxville, TN, Matt (and wife Angie) Paarlberg of Lee, FL, 2 brothers; Bill Paarlberg of Riverside, IL and Donald Paarlberg of Cold Water, MI, 4 grandchildren; Charles William Paarlberg, Mary Elizabeth Paarlberg, Elayne Nichol Paarlberg and Isabelle Natalia Paarlberg.
Donations may be made to: Stonewall Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 38, Lee, FL 32059 or Big Bend Hospice 1723 Mahan Ct. Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Robert Lee Swinson
Robert Lee Swinson 62, died Thursday, January 15, 2004 in Lafayette County, Florida.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Family received friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2004 at Beggs Madison Chapel (850) 973-2258. Interment was held at Bethel Creek Cemetery in Lafayette County, FL.
He was born in Imlay City, Lapeer County, MI and lived in Griffith, ID and Olney, ILL before moving to Lafayette County 6 years ago. He was an electrician-wireman of 42 years for L. T. V. Steel Company in Indiana Harbor, ID.
He was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Masonic Lodge-Joppa Lodge #4 in Fletcher, FL, Day Lodge #166 in Day, Fl and Haywood Lodge in Live Oak, FL, Griffith Lodge #735 in Griffith, ID, Orak Shrinners in Griffith, ID, Scottish Rite of Griffith, ID, York Rite of Griffith, ID and Tall Cedars of Lebanon, ID.
He is survived by a mother; Pearl Gladys Swinson of Griffith, ID, a wife; Karen Swinson of Mayo, FL, 1 son; Jason David Swinson of Griffith, ID, 1 brother; Raymond L. (and wife Dorothy) Swinson of Mayo, FL, 4 sisters; Lenora Hockman of Olney, IL, Emily Swinson of Hammond, ID, Lorene Long of Griffith, ID, Juanita Ezell of Mayo, FL, a host of nieces and nephews.
Ouida Bess Jones
Ouida Bess Jones, a homemaker, age 81, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at Lafayette Health Care. She was a native of Mayo. Coming from Fruitland, FL, she returned to Mayo in 1988. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Benjamon Perry O'Steen and the late Leola (Sullivan) O'Steen. She was of the Baptist faith, and was the Democratic Womens Club President and the president of the Quilting Club in Tavares, FL, and a member of the Women of the Moose.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight I. Jones, two sons, William Lee Ouzts and Chester Wallace Ouzts, Jr.
Survivors include; (3) daughters, Jean Ritchey and husband Dahlon of Deland, FL, Sonda Leavitt and husband Jeff of Centerville, Utah and Susan Beard and husband Joseph of Mayo, (2) brothers; Russell O'Steen and John O'Steen of Mayo, (1) sister; Melba Tedder of Jacksonville, (4) grandchildren, (8) great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at the Mayo Chapel with Rev. Charles Williams officiating. Interment followed at Midway Cemetery. Family received friends on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Burns Mayo Chapel.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo (386) 294-2658 handled all the arrangements.
Kathleen Henry Crawford
Kathleen Henry Crawford, 83, of St. Petersburg, Fl., formerly of Lakeland, Fl., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at Dolphin's View Health & Rehab Center in South Pasadena, under Hospice care.
Born in Day, Fl., she moved to St. Petersburg in 1956 from Gulfport, Mississippi. During WWII, she was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving as a Nurse in the Philippines. She was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. She was a night duty nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital for 10 years, then a orthopedic nurse at Bay Pines Medical Center until her retirement. She was a member of Azalea Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Carlan "Cookie" LeMaster of St. Petersburg; two sons, George "Chip" Crawford of Hernando, Fl. and Scott J. Crawford of St. Petersburg; three sisters, Debbie Bennett, Trudy Fennell and Jane Brown all of Lakeland, Fl.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
All arrangements under the care of Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center.
Lessie Keen Revels
Mrs. Lessie Keen Revels, age 96, died Friday, January 16, 2004 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Perry. A native and lifelone resident of Mayo, FL, she was the daughter of the late Houston Goodrich Keen and the late Lucretia Johnson Keen. Mrs. Revels was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mayo where she formerly taught Sunday School. She and her husband were voted "Farm Family of the year by the Farm Bureau in 1950.
Her husband Leon Decatur Revels, Sr. and her grandson, Frank Leon Sampsell preceded her in death.
Survivors include, (3) sons: Leon D. Revels, Jr. and wife Billie of Mayo, Kenneth Wayne Revels and wife Janice of Ft. White, James Douglas Revels and wife Marilyn of Mayo, (3) daughters; Annie Laverne Sampsell of Melrose, FL, Annie Lou Kirkland and husband Emery of Macclenny, FL, and Eula Nell Cox and husband Sidney of Waynesboro, GA, (1) sister; Irene Piddy of Richmond, VA, a special niece; Bonnie Lawson of Mayo, (19) grandchildren, (28) great grandchildren and (2) great great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Mayo with Bro. Charlie Walker and Bro. J. T. Santerfeit officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Baptist Church cemetery. Family received friends from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday evening at Burns Mayo Chapel.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo handled all the arrangements.
Obituaries for the Branford News, Jan. 29, 2004 issue
Oliver C. 'Tiny', Sr. Pararo
Oliver C. 'Tiny' Pararo, Sr. 84, passed away Wednesday, January 21 in Shands at UF, Gainesville.
The Putnam, Georgia native was born March 15, 1919 and moved to the O'Brien area from Lake City in 1977. He was a retired foreman, with 30 years service with Hackney Brothers John Deer Tractor Company in Lake City and a member of Suwannee River Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Edith Pararo of O'Brien; one daughter, Mary Ellen Pararo, of O'Brien; one sister, Muriel Dukette, Wellborn; four grandchildren, Charlene Crews Greer, Becky Walker Lawson, Marcia Murray DiMauro, Lance C. Pararo. Five great grandchildren also survive. Mr. Pararo is preceded in death by one son, Oliver C. Pararo, Jr.
Funeral services were conducted, Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 2 p.m. in Daniels Funeral Chapel, Branford with Rev. David Knight and Mr. Paul Pate officiating. Interment followed in Union Baptist church Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home,
Daniels Funeral Home of Branford was in charge of all arrangements.
Nicholas Joseph Sebastian
Nicholas Joseph Sebastian of Old Town went to his true home on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. He was 85.
Nick was born on July 25, 1918 at Fort Howard, Maryland, where his father was serving as a First Sergeant in the United States Army. Nick was trained as a steam fitter, primarily working in major shipyards. In the late 50s Nick moved to Brevard County, where he worked on many of the facilities that became the Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Several years later he operated a commercial fishing boat, fishing the Atlantic and Gulf waters from North Carolina to Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Willa Sebastian. He is survived by a brother, Edward, of Huntsville, Alabama and several nephews. Nick made many friends among the staff and residents of the Cross City Rehabilitation Center, who cared for him during the last year.
He was a member of San Juan Catholic Mission in Branford, where a memorial mass will be held. He will be cremated and his ashes interned in New Smyrna. Memorial donations may be made to San Juan Catholic Mission or the Salvation Army.
Joseph, 'Tim' Timberlake
Tim Timberlake, age 90, of Branford died Tuesday, January 20 at his home. He was born in Westfield, New Jersey and moved to Branford 23 years ago from Debary.
He was a decorated war veteran in the engineer branch of the U. S. Army. He retired from his occupation in 1979 as a marine hardware salesman.
He enjoyed salt water fishing, model trains and traveling with his late wife Lucille.
He is survived by his son, Cole Timberlake and his daughter Haddie Timberlake Mann, both of Branford; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
The family request in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hospice of North Central Florida.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Oak Grove Cemetery.
W. D. Fletcher
W. D. Fletcher, 83, of Branford passed away after a long illness, January 23, in the Lake City VA Medical Center.
Daniels Funeral Home of Branford was in charge of arrangements.