|Obituaries dated Thursday, March 25, 1999
Corene Aycox of Gainesville died Saturday at Shands at AGH after a
long illness. She was 77.
Mrs. Aycox was a retired group-home operator for HRS, now the Department
of Children and Families. She also worked at a day care in Alachua County.
Born in Quincy, she moved from Hampton to Gainesville 28 years ago.
Mrs. Aycox was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in Gainesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Aycox; and a son, Rogers
Survivors include three daughters, Areatha Aycox and Essie Jones, both
of Gainesville, and Tempie Daniels of Miami; three sons, Robert Aycox and
Ronell Aycox, both of Gainesville, and Richard Aycox of Fort Lauderdale;
a stepson, David Allen of Jacksonville; two sisters, Denora Woodard of
Bellevue, Neb., and Nancy Johnson of Yulee; her stepmother, Elacie Gainey
of Yulee; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.
WILLISTON - James Bell of Williston died March 18 from injuries suffered
in an auto accident. He was 53.
Mr. Bell was a cement finisher.
Born in Trenton, he moved from Trenton to Williston 25 years ago.
He graduated from Trenton High School.
Mr. Bell enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Bell of Williston; two daughters,
Kenyetta Bell of Williston and Creshell Jones of Chiefland; two sons, Kenneth
Bostic of Raleigh and Darrick Coleman of Springfield, Mass.; his mother,
Mattie Lucas of Trenton; his father, James Bell Sr. of Fort Pierce; 12
sisters, Cassandra Bell, Annette Bell, Catherine Bell, Patricia Bell and
Sabrina Bell, all of Sanford, Juanita Bell, Margaret Bell, Amy Bell and
Degale Bell, all of Fort Pierce, and Debra Lucas, Sandy Lucas and Thelma
Jean Lucas, all of Trenton; five brothers, James Bell of Sanford, Lee Andrew
Bell of Fort Pierce, Jessie Bell and Bobbie Lucas, both of Trenton, and
Willie Lucas of Cross City; and eight grandchildren.
Inez Brannen Thornton Bloodsworth
LAKE CITY - Inez Brannen Thornton Bloodsworth of Lake City died Wednesday
at the Crown Health Care Center in Greenville, Ala. She was 93.
Mrs. Bloodsworth was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Baptist
Church in Lake City.
Born in Union County, she lived most of her life in Columbia County
before moving from Lake City to Greenville six years ago.
She was preceded in death by three husbands, Mr. Waring,dk his first
name David Thornton and Warren Bloods- worth.
Survivors include her caregiver, Cindy Brannon Sirmon of Pelham, Ala.;
eight stepdaughters, Deloris Civils of Raiford, Evelyn Goodman, Carolyn
Beasley, Melverna Addison, Mavel Crews and Wilma Carroll, all of Lake Butler,
Glenda Tippins of Fort Walton Beach and Gwendolyn Williams of Cedar Key;
seven stepsons, Wadeus Bloodsworth, Quentin Bloodsworth and Dewey Thornton,
all of Lake Butler, Eugene Bloodsworth and Wayne Bloodsworth, both of High
Springs, Sullivan Bloodsworth of Hawthorne and Clifford Bloodsworth of
Sarasota; and several step- grandchildren.
Virginia M. Bostick
LARGO - Virginia M. "Elise" Bostick of Largo died Feb. 19 in Largo.
She was 83.
Mrs. Bostick was a retired switchboard operator for the University
Born in Gainesville, she moved from Gainesville to Largo 16 years ago.
Mrs. Bostick was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville
Survivors include four sons; two sisters, including Ora Stanley of
Gainesville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Gloria Vera Cantatore
ARCHER - Gloria Vera Cantatore of Archer died Monday at Shands at the
University of Florida in Gainesville. She was 63.
Mrs. Cantatore was born in Gainesville.
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include six daughters, Cindy Bennett of Ocala, Adrian Lee
Pearson and Gina Cantatore, both of Archer, Gigi Cantatore of Gainesville,
Michelle Cantatore of White Plains, N.Y., and Elena Cantatore of New Orleans;
two sons, David Leverette of Gainesville and Frank Cantatore of White Plains;
and 13 grandchildren.
Georgia Angel Chotas Herbert
Georgia Angel Chotas Herbert of Gainesville died Tuesday at North Florida
Regional Medical Center. She was 76.
Mrs. Herbert retired as director of information services at the J.
Hillis Miller Health Center in Gainesville, part of Shands at the University
of Florida. She was previously a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
and a reporter for The Gainesville Sun during the 1950s and 1960s.
Born in Atlanta, she moved from Washington, D.C., to Gainesville 50
Mrs. Herbert, a former president of the Gainesville Altrusa Club, was
a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and the University United Methodist
She befriended foreign students and helped them adjust to university
life in the United States.
Mrs. Herbert was preceded in death by her first husband, Nicholas E.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Carl M. Herbert of Gainesville;
two sons, Elias Nicholas Chotas of Orlando and Harrell Gregory Chotas of
Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Chrysanne "Candy" Chotas O'Neill of Burlington,
Vt.; two stepdaughters, Dr. Sarah E. Herbert of Atlanta and Susan C. Herbert
of San Francisco; three stepsons, Dr. Carl M. Herbert III of San Francisco,
Peter C. Herbert of Atlanta and Scott Herbert of Atlantic Beach; a brother,
James H. Angel of Nashville, Tenn; a sister, Harriet Burks of Atlanta;
four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North
Central Florida or to Altrusa House of Gainesville.
Fred Johnson Jr.
CROSS CITY - Fred "Mule" Johnson Jr. of Cross City died Friday at North
Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville from kidney failure. He
Mr. Johnson was a saw operator for the Cross City Veneer Co.
He was a lifelong resident of Cross City and a member of the Miracle
Survivors include his wife, Hattie Jackson Collins Johnson of Cross
City; a daughter, Gale Clark Barnes of Cross City; four brothers, Jonathan
Johnson and John Williams, both of Atlanta, Lonnie Harris Jr. of Cross
City and Charles Harris of Chiefland; a stepsister, Alberta Richardson
of Cross City; a stepbrother, L.C. Richardson of Orlando; and one grandson.
Supreme Johnson II
Supreme Johnson II of Gainesville died Sunday at his home after a brief
illness. He was 76.
Mr. Johnson was a retired custodian.
Born in Miami, he moved from Miami to Gainesville 65 years ago.
Mr. Johnson was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Leatha Mulberry-Johnson of Gainesville;
two sons, Supreme Johnson III and Willie Clyde "Shorty" Johnson, both of
Gainesville; two daughters, Carol Small of Atlanta and Sharon Small of
West Palm Beach; a sister, Emma Williams of Miami; 19 grandchildren; and
Andrew Jackson Perryman
Andrew Jackson Perryman of Gainesville died Tuesday at his home. He
Mr. Perryman performed maintenance for Florida Gas Co. in Gainesville.
Born in Bronson, he was a lifelong resident of the area.
Mr. Perryman was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 41, the Moose Lodge
No. 1140 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2811, all in Gainesville.
He was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, James F. Perryman of Gainesville; a brother,
A.D. Perryman of Boca Raton; a sister, Maggie L. McLeod of Princeton, La.;
and two grandchildren.
Lorraine Cudjo Strozier
JACKSONVILLE - Lorraine Cudjo Strozier of Jacksonville died Friday
at University Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was 69.
Mrs. Strozier was a quality inspector for Johnson & Johnson Co.
Born in Gainesville, she moved from New Jersey to Jacksonville seven
Mrs. Strozier graduated from Alachua County public schools and attended
Florence Nightingale Nursing School.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son; a daughter; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and
Harris Albert Tobin
Harris Albert Tobin of Tampa died Jan. 2 at his home. He was 51.
Mr. Tobin, who was with the State Attorney's Office for more than 13
years between 1972 and 1989, moved a year ago to Tampa, where he was a
salesman for Olympic Case - a company that makes speciality packing cases
for various types of equipment.
He was a mentor in the intern program at the State Attorney's Office
and helped establish the Teen Court program.
Mr. Tobin also was an instructor at the police academy and taught legal
research and writing in the paralegal program at Santa Fe Community College.
A native of Atlanta, Mr. Tobin earned a bachelor's degree in business
administration and a law degree from the University of Florida.
He was a member of Rodeph Sholom Synagogue in Tampa, and Temple Shir
Shalom and Congregation B'nai Israel, both in Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife, Penny Tobin of Gainesville; a son, Julius
Tobin of Gainesville; his mother, Esther Tobin of Tampa; and a brother,
Lee Tobin of Tampa.
There will be a memorial service 5:30 p.m. today at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 3536 NW 8th Ave., in Gainesville.