Miscellaneous Alachua County, Florida Obituaries


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Obituaries dated Thursday, March 25, 1999 

Corene Aycox 
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 Aycox. 
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. 

James Bell 
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 of Florida. 
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 and Largo. 
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 years ago. 
Mrs. Herbert, a former president of the Gainesville Altrusa Club, was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and the University United Methodist Church. 
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. Chotas. 
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 was 65. 
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 Deliverance Center. 
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 39 great-grandchildren. 

Andrew Jackson Perryman 
Andrew Jackson Perryman of Gainesville died Tuesday at his home. He was 78. 
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 years ago. 
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 five great-grandchildren. 

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.

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