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FLORIDA - Columbia County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 11 August 2009, at 6:04 p.m.

Isiah Phillips, Sr.
Isiah Phillips, Sr., 75, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at Shands at The University of Florida. Mr. Phillips was a farmer. One son preceded him in death, Toney L. Phillips;
He is survived by: his wife Bertha Phillips; daughters, Lana Philips, Debra Phillips, Barbara (Edward) Fleming, Lisa (Elven) Sheppard all of Fort White, FL; son Isiah Phillips, Jr. of Fort White, FL; Tony Phillips and Isaac McHenry of Fort White; brother, Cusby Phillips of Fort White; eight grandchildren; aunt Mary Hightower of Apopka, FL; uncle Marvin Phillips of Connecticut; a special niece Bessie Robinson of Clearwater, FL; a devoted friend Minnie Ruth McHenry. A host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Visitation is Thursday 6:00P.M.-8:00P.M. at the funeral home. Service will be graveside on Friday, June 23, 2000 at 11:00A.M. at New Grove Cemetery, Fort White, FL. Arrangements are
Entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 N.W. 1st Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643.

Ada J. Darby
Mrs. Ada J. Darby, age 89 resident of Lake City died Saturday June 17, 2000 at Shands at Lake Shore Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in 1910 in Douglass, Georgia she was the daughter of late Ivory Pope & Mamie Presha Pope. She was a resident of Columbia County for the past (3) years and prior to moving here due to ill health, she was a resident of New York, New York for the past 52 years.
Survivors include one son, Ivory "Buck" Manning (Maxcile) of Lake City; one sister, Mable Fairley, of Patterson, N. J.; seven granddaughters, Wendy Perry (Clifford), Glenda Paige (Dwayne) Linda Cason (Linton), Yvonne Acosta (Willie), Rosetta Spaulding (Alphonso), all of Lake City, Fla., Veronica Crater & Ada Mae Manning, both of Miami, Fla.; three grandsons, Basil Manning (Donna) Orlando, Fla., Calvin Manning, Sr., Lake City, Fla. and Ivory Manning, Jr., of Miami, Fla.; forty-two great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada J. Darby, will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 24, 2000 at Greater Truevine Missionary Baptist Church; with Rev. Kenneth Troupe, officiating. Interment will follow in the Watertown Cemetery.
Arrangements by COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 400 E Washington Street Lake City, Fla.

Al Eason
Al Eason, 75 died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.
The Appling County, Ga. native and former resident of Surrency, Ga. and Fernandina Beach, Fla., had lived in Wayne County since 1954. He was a member, past director, & former Chairman of the Board of Southern Pulp & Paper Safety Association. He was a member of the Jesup First Baptist Church, Hubert Howard's Sunday School Class, and a ordained Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Fernandina. He was a member emeritus of the Jesup Masonic Lodge #112 F. & A.M., member & Past Worthy Patron of the Ben Gibbs Chaper #299 Order Eastern Star, member of the Jesup Shrine Club, and Alee Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Leon Parrish Post #4583 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II where he was a medic during the initial Assault of Normandy.
Mr. Eason is survived by his wife, Hazel Stewart Eason of Jesup; two daughters & sons-in-law, Kim E. & Danny Sweat of Lake City, Fla. and Karla E. & Keith Hatcher of Lake City, Fla; a sister, Dorothy Lee of Conyers, Ga.; two brothers, Rev. J. B. "Jiggs" Eason of Macon and Montee Eason of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren, Katie Sweat, John-Aubrey Sweat, Matthew Ryan Hatcher, Levi Jordan Hatcher, and Alexa Victoria Hatcher.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jiggs Eason and Dr. Felix Haynes officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Thursday night, June 22.
The family request donations to be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612, or the Masonic Children's Home of Georgia, P.O. Box 4183, Macon, Ga. 31208, or the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 9420 Blackshear Highway, Baxley, Ga. 31513.
Active pallbearers will be James Eason, Stephen Carter, Earl Eason, Brandon Eason, Steve Eason, Richard Eason, and Gary Eason.Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hubert Howard Sunday School Class of the Jesup First Baptist Church, members of the Jesup Masonic Lodge #112 F. & A.M., members of the Jesup Shrine Club, and members of the Ben Gibbs Chaper #299 Order of Eastern Star.
Burial will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with military rites under the direction of the Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home of Jesup.

Lexis Danette Williams
Lexis Danette Williams, infant daughter of Lorrie Jones, died June 17, 2000 at Shands at Lake Shore Hospital.
Survivors are her mother, Lorrie Jones; father, Johnny Williams; three uncles, Alphonso Curry, Darrell Jones and Tyrone Jerry; two aunts, Brenda Jones and Angela Chatmon; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth E. LaFleur and Harold Chatmon; paternal grandparents, Pat Williams & Blondell Johnson and Johnny Williams, Sr.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Lexis Danette Williams, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 24, 2000 at Church of Christ Written In Heavon; Elder Franklin, pastor; Pastor LuVisor Walker, eulogy. Interment will follow in the Garden of Rest Cemetery.
Arrangements by COMBS FUNERAL HOME 400 E. Washington St. Lake City, Fla.

Sandra Kay Musselwhite
Mrs. Sandra Kay Musselwhite, 56, of Lake City, Florida died Thursday June 22, 2000, at her home, following a long illness.
Mrs. Musselwhite moved back from Palatka Florida, in 1987 where she had worked as a Bookkeeper and an Accountant for 10 years. She was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Lake City, Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn of Lake City, Florida; mother, Mary Musselwhite of Lake City, Florida; daughter, Dana (Mitchell) Lee, of Lake City, Florida; three sons, Daniel R. Dennison, Jr. and Darren (Angie) West of Chatsworth, Georgia and C. Bryan (Paula) West of Rocky Face, Georgia; two step-sons, Bruce A. (Lea) Musselwhite of Gainesville, Florida and Mitchell L. (Bonnie) Musselwhite of Hedersonville, North Carolina; sister and brother-in-law, Lenora and Charles Cone of Enigma, Georgia; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Tom) Philmon of Bell, Florida and Dorothy (Bob) Arpin of Cocoa, Florida; brother-in-law, Gene Musselwhite of Gainesville, Florida; eighteen grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Sunday June 25, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Lake City, Florida, with Rev. James Roberts and Rev. Leroy Lewis, officiating. Burial will follow in the Dekel Cemetery Lake Butler, Florida. Visitation will be Saturday,
June 24, 2000 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 4309 South First Street, Lake City, Florida is in charge of all arrangements.

W. K. "Bill" Daugherty
Mr. W. K. "Bill" Daugherty, 89, of Lake City, died Tuesday morning in the Shands at Lake Shore Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Mr. Daugherty had been a resident of Lake City since 1947 having moved here from Virginia. Following high school, Mr. Daugherty was educated at the Citadel. From 1934 until 1940 he engineered and managed the J. H. Ermita Sugar Plantation in Oriente, Cuba. He returned to the United States in 1941 and became the field engineer for the construction of the New River Ordnance Plant in Dublin, Virginia. This plant was built for the sole purpose of manufacturing gun powder and ammunition during WW II. In 1947 Mr. Daugherty moved to Lake City and founded the W. K. Daugherty Consulting Engineers firm. This business he owned and operated until he sold the firm and retired in the late 80's. Mr. Daugherty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City.
Mr. Daugherty is survived by his wife of thirty years, Mrs. Johnnie Daugherty; a daughter, Stephanie Barshay, of Den-ver, Colorado; and a sister, Virginia Cooper of New Bern, North Carolina.
Funeral services for Mr. Daugherty will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 24, 2000 in the Biggs Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Carson Brittain officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at the funeral home. Private family interment services will follow.
Arrangements are under the direction of the BIGGS FUNERAL HOME, 3801 S. First St., Lake City.

Kenneth Wolford
Kenneth Wolford, 78, a resident of Lake City, Florida died Friday, June 23, 2000 at the V.A. Medical Center Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Wolford attended Blackey and Hurley High Schools and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp in Clintwood, Virginia. He joined the U.S. Naval Air Corp in 1942 where he lost his leg during WW II. After being Honorably discharged in 1946 Mr. Wolford became a welder continuing this trade until his retirement in 1978. He is remembered as a master craftsman, Machinist, Auto Mechanic, Musician and Story teller.
Survivors include his wife of Fifty-Seven Years: Mable Scofield Wolford, Lake City, Florida.; two daughters: Lucy Wolford and Thomas Warlick, Clover, South Carolina, Kellie and Wolford Roberts, High Springs, Florida: one son: Craig F. and Dee Wolford, Lake City, Florida; Grandchildren: Erin Ulmer and Anthony Mohr, Guttenburg, New jersey, John Edmonds, Theresa Dibble, Lake City, Florida, Tammy and David Prince, Lake City, Florida and one great grandchild, Ashley Edmonds.
Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 3:00 P.M. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Glen Busby, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday at the Funeral Home. SHERRILL-GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 616 S. Marion Street Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.

Julia Smith
Julia Smith, 87, of Live Oak, FL. passed away Saturday, June 24, 2000 after a long illness at Suwannee Health Care.
She was a native of Florida. Worked for Have-A-Tampa in Tampa FL for 10 years, Eastern Star Grace Chapter in Wellborn, a member of Wellborn Baptist Church and Sunday School Teacher, and resided in Wellborn for 50 years.
Mrs. Smith is survived by one sister; Nelle Scott of Tampa, FL.
Services for Mrs Smith will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 11:00 A.M. in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with viewing at the church 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in church cemetery.
DANIEL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 516 East Howard Street Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.

Anna J. Friman
Anna J. Friman, age 77, died Thursday, June 22nd, at the Lake City Medical Center.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Friman lived in Lake City for four years having moved from Columbus, OH. Mrs. Friman was of the Catholic faith and worked as a Drill press operator for a manufacturing firm before retirement. An avid reader, Mrs. Friman also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and embroidering in her leisure time.Morgan E. Friman, her husband for 43 years, precedes Mrs. Friman in death.
Survivors to Mrs. Friman are two sons, Chris W. and Bruce E. Friman both of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Joanne Calosso with husband William of Lake City; one sister, Bertha Friary of Green Cove Springs, FL; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at Costanzo Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 28 the at 11 AM, Father Patrick Murphy, SJ will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of COSTANZO Funeral & Cremation, Alachua and Veterans Streets Lake City FL 32055, 758-0046.

Roscoe "Slim" Deckard
Mr. Roscoe "Slim" Deckard, 82, of Lake City, died late Thursday evening in the Veterans Administration Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Lawrence County, Indiana, Mr. Deckard had been a resident of Lake City since 1953 having moved here from Appalachicola, Florida. Mr. Deckard retired from the Florida Department of Transportation after 17 years of service. He worked mowing the right of ways and directing traffic. Mr. Deckard was an active member of the North Lake City Church of God and was known as part of the singing group the "Singing Deckards". Mr. Deckard enjoyed playing the guitar and could often be found socializing at the DeSoto Drug Store and the Blanche Barber Shop.
Mr. Deckard is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mrs. Vera Deckard; two sons, Michael Hulett (Helen), Lake City, Florida, Ritchie Deckard (Denise), Lake City, Florida; and two daughters, Betty Rickards (Jimmy), Appalachicola, Florida, and Linda Stone (Nelson) of Lake City, Florida. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Deckard will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 24, 2000, in the North Lake City Church of God with the Rev. Barney Hurst and Rev. Robert Yates officiating.
Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held Friday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the BIGGS FUNERAL HOME, 3801 S. First St., Lake City.

Betty Lee Lobb-Godin
Betty Lee Lobb-Godin, age 77, died Sunday, June 25th at her residence.
Born in Arnold, NE, Mrs. Godin moved to Florida as a young child and lived in Branford since 1978. A devout Christian, Mrs. Godin was a long-standing member of the Lake City Baptist Temple. She was a homemaker who raised four generations of family members who will dearly miss her. Her husband Walter and three grand-children precede Mrs. Godin in death.
Mrs. Godin is survived by two sons, Donald Gaines of Branford, FL, and Robert Gaines of Arizona; two daughters, Ruth Crofoot of McClenny, FL, and Virginia (Boots) Strickland of Christmas, FL; one brother, Willis Lobb of Houston, TX; two sisters, Mary Bergstead of Winter Park, FL, and Jean George of Gainesville, FL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grand-children, and one great-great-grand-child.
Mrs. Godin's granddaughter, Susan Maxfield was her caregiver during her illness.
A service will be held at the Lake City Baptist Temple, Hwy 47, on Wednesday June 28th at 1 PM, Pastor Richard Heston presides. The family will receive friends for a visitation at the church on the same day at 12 noon.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of North Central Florida, Development Department, 1900 Florida Gateway Blvd, Lake City, FL 32024.
Arrangements are under the direction of COSTANZO Funeral & Cremation, 127 W. Desoto St., Lake City FL 32055, 758-0046.

Minnie Ola Knight Brown
Mrs. Minnie Ola Knight Brown, 70, resident of Lake City, Florida, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in the Shands at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, following a long illness.
Mrs. Brown was a native of Wellborn, Florida, daughter of the late Charles R. and Gladys Ola Law Knight, and had resided in Wellborn and Lake City her entire life. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include; her husband, Jimmie D. Brown, of Lake City; one son, Donald Allbritton, of Sanibel Island, Florida; two daughters, Janis Robinson Allbritton, and Cindy Allbritton, both of Lake City; one brother, Rev. Charles R. Knight, Jr., of Lake City; nephew, Charles Slaymaker, of Lake City; niece, Penny Slaymaker Frank, of Orlando. Four grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at 11:00 A.M., in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Wellborn, with Rev. Charles R. Knight, Jr., pastor of the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 27, 2000, from 6 to 8 P.M., at the funeral home.
GUERRY FUNER-AL HOME, 4309 South First Street, Lake City, is in charge of all arrangements.

Logan Lee Stevenson
Logan Lee Stevenson, 50, of Lake City, Florida died June 21, 2000 in the VA Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Stevenson had resided in Lake City for the past one year. Prior to living in Lake City he had resided in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was a veteran of Vietnam serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, Warrensburg, Missouri and a member of the First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father, James Weldon Stevenson.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Vaughn Stevenson of Lake City, Florida; his mother, Elva S. Stevenson of Callahan, Florida; two daughters, Pascha Stevenson, Amy Brugmann both of Lincoln, Nebraska; four brothers, Anthony Stevenson, Andrew Stevenson, Garland Stevenson all of Callahan, Florida, Jimmy Stevenson of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters, Patricia Davis of Jacksonville, Florida; Deborah Stinson of Ft. George Island; Rhoda Burke of Callahan, Florida.
Funeral services for Mr. Stevenson will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sherrill-Guerry Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Herman Hampton, officiating. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in the Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 Monday at the funeral home. Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home, 616 South Marion Street, Lake City, Florida will be in charge of all arrangements.

Samuel Lee Staley
Memorial Service for Samuel Lee Staley will be held Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the North Lake City Church of God. Rev. Barnie Hurst will be officiating.
Samuel L. Staley 61 of Shepherdstown, W. VA. and Lake City, FL. Attended the North Lake City Church of God where he was active in the music department. His guitar playing and singing was much enjoyed by the congregation. Mr. Staley passed away July 13, 2000 at the Lake City Veterans Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 7, 1938 in Shepherdstown, W.VA., Mr. Staley entered the U.S. Navy in 1956, shortly after graduating from North Hagerstown High School. While in the Navy Mr. Staley served as an electrician. After leaving the Navy in 1959 he became a draftsman with the Western Maryland Railroad in Hagerstown, MD. He was also a part time farmer for a number of years and involved in Real Estate for a period of time.
He is survived by his wife, Melbe Bryan Staley of Lake City, FL, one daughter, Kathy E. Smith of Hagerstown, MD, two sons, Samuel B. and Mack L. Staley both of Shepherdstown, W.VA., six grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters and four brothers.
The funeral service was conducted July 19, 2000 at the Rest Haven Funeral Home with Interment in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD.

Belbert Chaplin, "Bert"
Mrs. Belbert Chaplin, "Bert", 81, of Lake City, died peacefully at her residence Monday evening. A native of Arcadia, FL, Mrs. Chaplin had been a resident of Lake City since 1975 having moved here from Miami. Mrs. Chaplin owned and operated her own business, Bert Chaplin Tax Services, for the past ten years. From 1975 until 1979 she owned and operated the Corner Cupboard restaurant. Mrs. Chaplin enjoyed reading paper back novels and doing taxes. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Chaplin is survived by two sons, Mark Chaplin of Lake City, FL, Bruce Chaplin (K.C.) of Lake City, FL; two daughters, Janet Dampier (Calvin) of Lake City, FL, Cathy Scott (Roger) of Jacksonville, FL; and a sister, Mrs. Eu-nice Conkling of Altoona, FL. Five grandchildren, Amber Dampier, Patrick Chaplin, Shawn Dampier, all of Lake City, FL; and Brett & Jessica Scott of Jacksonville, FL, also survive.
Services for Mrs. Chaplin will be con-ducted at 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening, August 17th, in the Biggs Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Hugh Dampier officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Biggs Funeral Homes, 3801 S. First St., Lake City, FL.

Ocille Amanda Williams
Mrs. Ocille Amanda Williams, age 84, of Lake City, Florida died Tuesday, August 15, in the North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL following an extended illness.
Mrs. Williams was a native of Chipley, FL and had resided in St. Petersburg, FL before moving to Lake City, FL in 1942. She was the daughter of the late William T. and Robbie Boothe Jenkins and the widow of the late B.D. "Georgia Boy" Williams. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.
Survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Joye and Billie Jo Forsyth both of Lake City, FL, Sylvia Davis of Jacksonville, FL and Freddie Saxon of Orange Park, FL; one sister, Carolyn Petzinger of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Edward Jenkins of Jacksonville, FL; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive and with a special mention to Mae June Simmons of Lake City, FL and Wanda Sue Jowers of White Springs, FL.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, FL with Rev. Elmer Crews, Pastor of the Westside Baptist Chapel, Lake City, FL officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at Guerry Funeral Home, 4309 South First Street, Lake City, FL. Please make memorials to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1805, Lake City, FL 32056-1805.

Daniel Randolph O'Briant, Sr.
Daniel Randolph O'Briant, Sr., age 71, died Monday, August 14th, at the VA Medical Center, Lake City.
Born in Dermott, AR, Mr. O'Briant, a Baptist, lived in Lake City since 1997 having moved from Gulfport, MS. Mr. O'Briant was a retired Navy serviceman who was highly decorated for his service to his country in Vietnam, and who was awarded the National defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, 5 Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, with device and the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Action Ribbon, to name a few. Mr. O'Briant enjoyed wood-working, horticulture, and automobile restoration. Although Mr. O'Briant had many noteworthy achievements and talents he will be most remembered by his family simply as, "a good man".
Mr. O'Briant is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Nora; three sons, Robert A., of Phoenix, AZ, Daniel R., III, of Lake City and Bobby W. Rains with wife Sandra of Buffalo Valley, TN; two daughters, Peggy M. Rains of Leesburg, FL and Cathrin Sotelo of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Jewel Riley of Duckhill, MS; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial service with full military honors was held at Costanzo Funeral Home, Thursday, August 17th at 1 p.m., Chaplain Glen A. Busby presiding.
Arrangements are under the direction of COSTANZO Funeral & Cremation, Veterans St., Lake City, FL 32055, 758-0046.

Queen E. Allen
Queen E. Allen of Lake City died Friday, August 11, 2000 at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. She was 67.
Mrs. Allen was born in Carthage, Mississippi and moved to Lake City four years ago coming from South Carolina. She was a nurse's aide. She was a member of the Lake City congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. During her fifty year ministry she spent the majority of that time in the full time preaching work.
Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, Henry W. Allen of Lake City; four sons, Ivan Allen of Lake City, Albert Allen of Lake City, Renardo Allen of Schenectady, NY, and Terence E. Allen of Lake City; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cora Lee Hester, Mary Hayden, Maggie Darrington, and Mildred Summers all of Toledo, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 1:00 P.M. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Lake City, with Bro. Charlie Tomlin officiating.

Clara B. Biggs
Clara B. Biggs, 86, died Saturday, August 19, 2000 in Bartow, Florida.
Mrs. Biggs was born in Clay County, Florida, November 7, 1913. She had resided in Bartow, Florida the past 5 years after moving from Daytona Beach, Florida. She was a retired nurse having worked 20 years with Halifax Regional Med Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star-Crescent City, FL and the Bartow First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Biggs, Sr. and 2 sons: Thomas S. Biggs, Jr. and William A. Biggs.
Survivors include: one son, Kenneth L. Biggs, Lake City, FL; two daughters, Betty Faye Stidham and Edna Biggs, Bartow, FL; one brother, Robert Hinson, Trenton, FL; one sister, Gene Womack, Azle, TX; 4 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 21, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. at Bartow Baptist Church in Bartow, FL with Rev. Frank H. Brooks officiating. Internment will follow at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Georgetown, FL.Visitation was held Sunday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of WHIDDEN-McCLEAN FUNERAL HOME, 650 East Main Street, Bartow, FL.

Mark Minchin
Mark Minchin, 53, of Atlanta Georgia, died on August 16, 2000.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Minchin, a teach in Columbia County for many year.
Surviving is his son, James Markham Minchin, Jr., Sarasota, FL; daughter, Crystal Roth, Wellington, FL.
Services will be private.
In memorian contributions to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th Street, N.W. Suite 402, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Arrangements made by H.M. PATTERSON & SON Spring Hill Chapel (404) 876-1022.

Lillian Aileen Parker
Lillian Aileen Parker, 69, resident of Lake City, Florida, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, in the Shands at Lake Shore Hospital, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Parker was a native and lifelong resident of Lake City, daughter of the late James Garfield and Nettie McAllister Mathews, and was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Mills Parker. Mrs. Parker had worked as the Assistant Canteen Director for the Lake City V.A. Medical Center, for many years, prior to her retirement in 1989. Mrs. Parker was a graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1949, and was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Lake City.
Survivors include; one son, Richard E. "Ricky" (Bennie) Parker, of Lake City; one daughter, Gayle (Wiley) Hunter, of Lake City; four grandclidren, Rachel Parker, J. Ben Parker, George Parker, and Kelly Hunter, all of Lake City.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later today. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 4309 South First Street, Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.

Margaret H. Scott
Margaret H. Scott, 74, died August 21, 2000 at Shands at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, FL.
Mrs. Scott was born in Haigler, Nebraska and moved to Gainesville from Wellborn, FL in 1959. She was Supervisor Board of Examiners at UF and a member of the Ridgeview Baptist Church.
Survivors include; daughter, Nancy Curran, Loxahatchee, FL; sons, Ron Scott, Keystone Heights, FL, Ray Scott, Bell, FL; brothers, Fred Heins, Beloit, KS, Del Heins, Seattle, WA, Larry Heins, Thornton, CO; sisters, Elvina Prentice, Wray, CO, Theresa Hatch, St. Helens, Oregon; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Grave side funeral services for Mrs. Scott will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at the Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME is in charge off all the arrangements.

Lillian Aileen Parker
Mrs. Lillian Aileen Parker, 69, resident of Lake City, FL, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, in the Shands at Lake Shore Hospital, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Parker was a native of Benton, South Carolina, daughter of the late James Garfield and Nettie McAlister Matthews, and had resided in Lake City her entire life. Mrs. Parker had worked as the Assistant Canteen Director for the Lake City V.A. Medical Center, for many years, prior to her retirement in 1989. Mrs. Parker was a graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1949, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City. Mrs. Parker was preceeded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Mr. James Mills Parker.
Survivors include; one son, Richard E "Ricky" (Bennie) Parker, of Lake City, FL; one daughter, Gayle (Wiley) Hunter, of Lake City, FL; four grandchilren, Rachel Parker, J. Ben Parker,
George Parker, and Kelly Hunter, all of Lake City, FL.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at 3:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert K. Davis, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 22, 2000, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity. Guerry Funeral Home, 4309 South First Street, Lake City, FL, is in charge of all arrangements.

Carol Jean Wertz
Mrs. Carol Jean Wertz, 53, of Lake City, died early Tuesday morning at the Lake City Medical Center due to an extended illness.
Mrs. Wertz was a native of Cleveland, Ohio having moved here from Miami in 1980. Mrs. Wertz was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City. Two hobbies that Mrs. Wertz enjoyed were collecting dolls and artwork.
Mrs. Wertz is survived by her husband of thirty years, Mr. Paul "Cadillac" Wertz of Lake City; and one step-daughter, Kim (Mark) Parrot of Fort Lauderdale.
Grave side funeral services for Mrs. Wertz will be conducted Friday, August 25, 2000, at 2:00 P.M., in the Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, with the Dr. Roy A. Martin officiating. Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 6-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BIGGS FUNERAL

Clarence Earl Bivins
Mr. Clarence Earl Bivins, 86, resident of Earlton, FL died Monday, September 25, 2000 at Shands at Alachua General Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born and raised in Columbia County and attended the Columbia County school system. He was a farmer and also was employed with Florida State Prison until his retirement in 1976. He was a member and served as Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Waldo.
He is survived by: his wife, Jessie Green Bivins of Earlton, FL; one son, Eldred Bivins of Earlton; and two daughters, Jan Bivins of Earlton and Marion Smith of Waldo, FL; one sister, Letha Corbitt; and one brother, Alferd Bivins both of Providence; nine grand-children and thirteen great-grandchil-dren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 28, 2000 at the First Baptist Church of Wal-do with Rev. Jim DuBois officiating and Rev. Craig Jacobs assisting with burial in Providence Cemetery.ARCHIE TANNER FUNERAL HOME of Starke in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Jackson Fair
Mr. Andrew Jackson Fair, 76, resident of Lake City, Florida, died Monday, September 25, 2000, at his home, following a long illness.
Mr. Fair was a native of Jacksonville, Alabama, son of the late Arthur Harrison and Effie Adora Brown Fair, and had lived in Lake City since 1968, having moved here from Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Fair was a retired veteran of the U. S. Army, having served with the 5th Infantry Division in the European Theater, where he received a Purple Heart, and a Bronze Star. Mr. Fair went on to work for many years for the Aero Corporation, working as an aviation supervisor. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include: his wife, Jewell Fair; three sons, Jackie Laverne (Lela) Fair, Michael Joe (Laura) Fair, and Ricky Eugene (LeAnne) Fair, all of Lake City; two daughters, Alice Marie (Kenny) Altman, of Stuhgart, Germany, and Judy Ann (Keith) Mobley, of Lake City; two sisters, Lillaree (Allen) Miller, of Leesburg, Alabama, and Betty Ann Newsome, of Jacksonville, Alabama. Nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 28, 2000, at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, with Rev. Lonnie Johns, pastor of Christ Central Ministries, officiating, and Rev. Lowell VanVleck, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God, assisting. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Lake City. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, September 27, 2000, from 5 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 4309 South First Street Lake City, Florida, is in charge of all arrangements.

George Cleveland Feagle, Sr.
Mr. George Cleveland Feagle, Sr., 84, resident of Lake City, Florida, died Monday, September 25, 2000, at his home, following a long illness.
Mr. Feagle was a native and lifelong resident of Lake City, son of the late Barney and Maggie Ward Feagle, and attended Columbia County Schools in Watertown. Mr. Feagle was an active member of the Lake City Church of God, having served as a Council Mem-ber and as a Trustee of the church. Mr. Feagle enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a very well known and liked person in the community.
Survivors include: his wife, Gladys Feagle; one son, George (Elizabeth) Feagle, Jr.; three daughters, Ruth Ford, Zelia (Del) Cawley, and Sarah (Robbie) Disbrow; one brother, Rev. J. L. "Buck" Feagle; a very special and active friend, Mr. Joey Johnson, all of Lake City. Seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 28, 2000, at 2:00 P.M., in the Lake City Church of God, with Rev. John Hathaway, pastor of the Evangel Church of God, Rev. Terry Hull, pastor of the Lake City Church of God, Rev. Skip Lounge, pastor of the Merritt Island Church of God, and Rev. J. Mark Johns, pastor of Christ Central Ministries, officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, September 27, 2000, from 5 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 4309 South First Street, Lake City, is in charge of all arrangements.

Morris Spector
Morris Spector 86, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Spector had resided in Lake City since 1994. Mr. Spector was born in New Bedford Massachusetts. He was a Volunteer Fireman for Ridgeway Vol-unteer Fire Company in Lakehurst, New Jersey and owned and operated several restaurants for over 50 years.
Survivors include: his wife, Marion Spector, Lake City, Fl; two sons, Joseph Spector, Lake City, Fl and Donald Spector, West Palm Beach, Fl; one daughter, Joan Spector, Freehold, N.J.; one brother, Rudy Spector, Granada Hills, CA; one sister, Phyllis Davis, Valley Cottage, NY; nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held for Mr. Spector on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Fl. Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home, 616 S.
Marion St., Lake City, Fl is in charge of all arrangements.

Joyce Combs
Mrs. Joyce Combs, 64, of Lake City, died early Wednesday morning at her residence following a brief illness.
A native of Sanderson, Florida, Mrs. Combs was the daughter of the late Auzzie and Leta Davis. Mrs. Combs had been a resident of Lake City for the past thirty-one years, having moved here from Columbia, South Carolina. She was a homemaker most of her life. She went to work as a seamstress at the Sunstate Clothing Factory after her children were grown. Mrs. Combs was an active member of the Hopeful Baptist Church. She enjoyed her hobbies of sewing and quilting. Her favorite past time, however, was her family.
Mrs. Combs is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, George Combs; her children, Penny & Jerry Stanley, Lake City; Randy & Kim Combs, Lake City; and Dottie & Darrell Crawford of Columbia, South Carolina; a brother, Lorenzie Davis (Lavern), Callahan, Florida; and a sister, Mildred Westberry (Harry) of Jessup, Georgia. Her beloved grandchildren, Tammy & Ricky Durrance; Mendy Eades, Nick Crawford, Jared Combs, and Ashley Stanley also survive. Mrs. Combs was pre-deceased by a daughter, Joanna Combs.
Funeral services for Mrs. Combs will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Friday, Sep-tember 29, 2000, in the Hopeful Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Reed and Bro. Brooks Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 P.M., Thursday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the BIGGS FUNERAL HOME, 3801 S. First St., Lake City, FL

John Earl Bielling, Sr.
Mr. John Earl Bielling, Sr., 76 of Providence died Wednesday morning at his residence after an extended illness.
Mr. Bielling was born in Union County. He moved to Jacksonville in 1946 before moving back to Providence in 1981. He retired in 1973 from the Seaboard Coastline in Jacksonville as an engineer. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II. He was a member and a former deacon of the Old Providence Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Bielling.
Mr. Bielling is survived by his wife, Mamie Rae Dukes Bielling of Providence; one daughter, Jackie Albritton of Jacksonville; two sons, John Earl Bielling, Jr. of Hilliard and Timothy Otis Bielling of Jacksonville; five sisters, Evelyn Chance of Jacksonville; Ann Taylor of Kissimmee; Mary Prestwood of Providence; Marjorie Teston of Hill-iard; Frances Willis of Newberry; 4 brothers, J.D. Bielling of Weirsdale; El-lis Bielling and Carl Bielling both of
Providence; J.W. Bielling of Lake Butler; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 29, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Rev. Charles Knight and Rev. Steve Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Old Providence Cemetery. ARCHER FUNERAL HOME of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Vera Mae Gaskins
Mrs. Vera Mae Gaskins, 64, a native of Sanderson, FL. passed away, Friday, September 22, 2000 at Baker Community Hospital and Health Center.
She was the daughter of the late Warren and Ovieda Lee and preceded by her son Ri-chard Gaskins Jr. She was a former employee of Baker Community Hospital and Health Center and then retired Feb. 1997. Mrs. Gaskins accepted Christ at an early age. And she was united in holy matrimony to Rev. Richard Gaskins Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Rev. Richard Gaskins Sr.; daughters, Nellie (Otis) Thompson, Darlene (Robert) McDonald, Katina (Edward) Ruise, Atawa Gaskins, all of Sanderson, FL; sons, Bobby (Jennifer) Gaskins, Sanderson, FL. Gregory (Cassandra) Gaskins, Lake City, FL. Jeffery (Earnestine) Gaskins, Steven (Deanna) Gaskins, Bruce Gaskins, Sanderson, FL; sisters, the late Claira Heard, Margarette Hughes, Geraldine (Herman) Ruise, Margaretta, FL, Charlie Farmer, Martha Lee of Sanderson, FL, Betty (Otis) Parker, New York, Mary (Willie) Paytee, Marilyn (Charles) Dixon of Lake Butler, FL; brothers, William (Peggy) Lee, Sanderson, FL. Robert (Evelyn) Lee, Raiford, FL, Warren (Pat) Lee, Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-laws, Arriebella Ruise, Margaretta, FL, Annagusta Donaldson, Eartha Gaskins, of Sanderson, FL; brother-in-laws, William Gaskins, Lumark Gaskins, Lonnie (Rosa) Gaskins, Mozell Gaskins of Sanderson, FL. Host of grand's, great grand's, nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends.
Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. at Caesar's Funeral Home, Inc. The cortege will assemble at Darlene and Robert McDonald's House at Gas-kin's Circle in Sanderson, FL. Funeral services will be held Sat. Sept. 30, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Johns Baptist Church, Sanderson, FL. Minister Lavern Donaldson officiating. Interment will follow in the Quitman Cemetery, Sanderson, FL. CAESAR'S FUNERAL HOME, INC., 726 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Lake City, FL is in charge of all arrangements.

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