Miscellaneous Leon County, Florida Obituaries

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Monday 14 August 2000

Salatha B. Clark 
Salatha B. Clark, 56, of Daleville, Ala., died Friday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) today at Holman Funeral Home in Ozark, Ala. (334-774-5348), with burial at Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, PO Box 111103, Enterprise, Ala. 36331.
A native of Houston County, Ala., she worked with civil service at Fort Rucker, Civilian Personnel Office until her retirement. She attended First United Methodist Church of Ozark.
She is survived by her father, Franklin D. Clark of Daleville; a brother, Larry K. Clark of Tallahassee; and a niece, Jennifer Ann Clark of Tallahassee.
 
Raymond J. Frost Sr. 
Raymond J. "Jack" Frost Sr., 79, of Tallahassee died Saturday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home Timberlane Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
A native of Chicago, he had lived in Tallahassee for 50 years and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a civilian flight instructor for the Air Force and the Army, was employed with Albritton and Williams, and was a member of the Bainbridge Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen L. Frost of Tallahassee; two sons, Raymond J. Frost Jr. of Tallahassee and Stephen T. Frost of Donalsonville, Ga.; a daughter, Patricia F. Cromartie of Tallahassee; a brother, Eugene Frost of Chehalis, Wash.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
 
Luna Peaks Hicks 
Luna Peaks Hicks, 75, of Durham, N.C., died Thursday.
The service will be at 1 p.m. today at Mount Level Baptist Church in Durham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 816 Berwyn Ave., Durham, N.C. 27704.
She is survived by two sons, Donnell Hicks Jr. and Dwight Hicks of Syracuse, N.Y.; three daughters, Connie Evans of Tallahassee, Vivian Hanson and Carolyn H. Tyson of Eriel, N.J.; two brothers; six sisters; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
(Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Home in Durham, N.C., 919-688-1323.)
 
Talmadge Mabry 
Talmadge Mabry, 62, of Marianna died Saturday.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) today at Riverside Cemetery in Marianna. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) today until the time of the service.
(James & James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel in Marianna, 850-2332.)

In the obituary for Jo Ann McMahan of Tallahassee who died Tuesday, a correction was made to her survivors. 
She is survived by two sisters, Jamaine Coffelt of Tallahassee, and Jewell Lively of East Point.
(Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee 562-1518.)
 
Dollie Oliver 
Dollie Oliver, 77, of Blountstown died Sunday in Panama City.
Services are incomplete at this time. 
(Vann Funeral Home in Blountstown, 482-3300)
 
Issac Platt 
Issac "Preacher" Platt, 53, of Tallahassee died Aug. 8 in Lake City.
The service will be at noon Tuesday at First Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a Navy veteran. He worked for the FAMU, Housing Department and was a member of First Institutional Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Elnora Walker Platt of Tallahassee; three brothers, Arthur Platt and Samuel Platt of Tallahassee, and Isaiah Platt of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Alice Mae Johnson of Tallahassee, the Rev. Sandra Bell of Pensacola and Wilma J. Smith of Forest Heights, Md.
(Strong & Jones Funeral Home, 224-2139.)
 
R.B. Thomas 
R.B. Thomas, of Blountstown died Saturday.
Services are incomplete at this time. 
(Vann Funeral Home in Blountstown, 482-3300.) 

Tuesday 15 August 2000

James Hugh Buchanan 
James Hugh "Bo" Buchanan, 80, of Mayo died of natural causes Sunday in Perry.
The service will be at 10 a.m. today at Brewer Lake Baptist Church, with burial at Day Cemetery in Day. 
A native of Day, he was a longtime resident of Mayo. He was a school bus driver for Lafayette County and had a watermelon stand between Mayo and Day. He was a member of Brewer Lake Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Alton Buchanan and Delton Buchanan of Mayo; two daughters, Trannie B. Lacquey of Branford and Debbie Buchanan of Tallahassee; two brothers, Dolan A. Buchanan and Harvey L. Buchanan of Mayo; and two sisters, Willie Lee Buchanan of Mayo and Alice Gordon of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
(Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry, 850-584-4149.) 
 
John L. Coxwell 
John L. Coxwell, 77, of Blountstown died Sunday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) Wednesday at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (850-674-2266). Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT (7 to 9 p.m. EDT) today at the funeral home. 
A native and longtime resident of Calhoun County, he was an Army veteran of World War II, having served for more than 22 years. He was a custodian at the First Baptist Church in Blountstown and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wellene Coxwell of Blountstown; a son, John Andy Coxwell of Blountstown; a daughter, Margie Laramore of Blountstown; a stepson, David Shirah of Hogansville, Ga.; two brothers, Chester Coxwell of Bristol and Willie Coxwell of Jacksonville; three sisters, Annie Story and Jean McGalliard of Jacksonville, and Broncile Parcher of Palatka; and a grandchild. 
 
Edna R. Freeman 
Edna R. Freeman, 86, of Tallahassee died Saturday. 
The service will be at 4 p.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence. 
A native of Leesburg, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1942. She was active in the Foster Grandparents program and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. 
She is survived by a son, Avery L. Freeman of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Janette F. Hauck of Macon, Ga.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
(Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel, 877-8191.)
 
Brian Clarke Garnett 
The service for Brian Clarke Garnett, 15, of Salina, Kan., who died Friday from injuries received in an automobile accident, will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) today at First Covenant Church in Salina, with a private family inurnment at Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Salina or to Mount Zion Church, Salina, KS. 
He was a native of Tallahassee. 
He is survived by his parents, Clarke and Elizabeth Garnett of Salina; a brother, Jameson Garnett of Salina; his grandparents, Wilson B. and Doris L. Garnett of Midlothian, Va., and Robert D. and Janet K. Johnson of Liberty, Mo. 
(Ryan Mortuary in Salina, 785-825-4242.)
 
Anne S. Taylor 
Anne S. Taylor, 76, of Marianna died Sunday in Tallahassee.
The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT (noon EDT) Thursday at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Marianna. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT (7 to 9 p.m. EDT) Wednesday at Lord Funeral Home in Marianna (850-482-8843).
A native of Providence, R.I., she had worked at Watson Drugs for many years and was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Marianna.
She is survived by her husband, Will W. Taylor of Marianna; a son, William F. "Bill" Taylor of Tallahassee; a daughter, Charleene Fegreus of Tallahassee; three sisters, Emma Callen of Warwick, R.I., Rita Krupowicz of Seekonk, Mass., and Marie Sieple of Golden Beach, Md.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 
Thomas Finley Woods 
Thomas Finley Woods, 65, of Tallahassee died Sunday.
The service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Family will receive friends following the service at their home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
A native of Atlanta, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1963. He was an Air Force veteran, serving as captain and navigator with the Military Air Transport Service, and was a practicing attorney in Tallahassee. He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, the Florida Bar Association, Tallahassee Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Miccosukee United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jayleen Woods of Tallahassee; two daughters, Melissa K. Cherry of Houston and Amanda V. Woods of Atlanta; and two grandchildren.

Wednesday 16 August 2000
 
James M. Burton 
James M. Burton, 51, of Tallahassee died Tuesday.
The service will be Saturday in Leechburg, Pa., with burial in Apollo, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
A native of Leechburg, he had lived in Tallahassee for a year. He was a civil engineer for the city of Tallahassee and was a former Mason in Saltsburg, Pa. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tallahassee.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia L. Burton of Tallahassee; two daughters, Michelle Walterhoefer of Millersville, Md., and Melissa Burton of Tavares; a brother, J. Nicholas Burton of Wilmington, N.C.; four sisters, Barbara Burton of Kittanning, Pa., Dorothy Dalena of Gibsonia, Pa., Patricia Venesky of Hermitage, Pa., Jane Collins of North Versailles, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
(Fairchild Burial & Cremation Services in Tallahassee, 386-8686.)
 
John Thomas Evans 
John Thomas Evans, 69, of Mayo died Sunday.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Perry, with burial at Pineview Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church, with a Rosary being said at 8 p.m.
A native of Wilkes Barre, Pa., and a former resident of Port Charlotte, he had lived in Lafayette County for six years. He retired from the Air Force after 36 years and was a member of Knights of Columbus and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Peggy Evans of Mayo; two sons, Scott Evans of Oklahoma and Art McCaffrey of New Sharon, Iowa; eight daughters, Melissa Spall of Seattle, Kim Heinen of Texas, Margaret Wikan of Decorah, Iowa, Kathy Demarais of Day, Maureen Kratzer of Arcadia, Jeanne Whitney of Mayo, Eileen Shenck and Teresa McCaffrey of Philadelphia; a sister, Jane Franklin of Sebastian; 43 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
(Beggs Funeral Home in Perry, 850-838-2929.)
 
John R. Gilland Sr. 
John R. Gilland Sr., 57, of Greensboro died Saturday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pine Bloom Baptist Church in Greensboro, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. Family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home in Quincy (875-4849).
He was a native of Lafayette, Ala.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline Smith of Greensboro; two brothers, Wilford Gilland of Greensboro and Eddie Frank of Lafayette; and two sisters, Catherine Grimes of Greensboro and Betty Barnes of Valley, Ala.

Clifford Leon Johnson 
Clifford Leon Johnson, 66, of Tallahassee died Monday.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends after the service. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, c/o Senior Adult Ministries, 109 W. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301.
A native of Georgia, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1955. He owned and operated Cliff Johnson's TV Repair and was a member of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson of Tallahassee; a son, Cliff "Buddy" Johnson Jr. of Marianna; a daughter, Donna Bauer of Tallahassee; his mother, Ophie S. Johnson of Tallahassee; a brother, Bobby Ray Johnson of Monticello; and a granddaughter.
(Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel, 893-4177.)
 
Terry A. Kamann 
Terry A. Kamann, 57, of Chipley died of cancer Sunday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Strickland Funeral Home in Crystal River, with burial at City Cemetery in Crystal River.
A native of Sandusky, Ohio, he was a Navy veteran where he was an electronics technician in Naval security. He taught high school for four years in Port Clinton, Ohio, was a quality control engineer for five years Bechtel Power Corp., was manager of Records Information Systems at General Physics Corp. and was a new technology instructor at Computer Base Training at Florida Power Corp. 
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Marilyn Clyatt Kamann; a son, Allen Clyatt of Crystal River; three daughters, Beverly DeVillez of Lecanto, Deborah Kearns of Chiefland and Taryn Thompson of Crystal River; four brothers, Dale R. Kamann and Steven R. Kamann of Sandusky, Dennis A. Kamann of Lexington, Ky., and Donald W. Kamann of Sheldon, Wis.; a sister, Kathleen Maczuka of Sandusky; and eight grandchildren.
(Brown Funeral Home in Chipley, 850-638-4010.)
 
Brittany Leigh McKinnell 
Brittany Leigh McKinnell, 14, of Tallahassee died Monday.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to the "Make A Wish" Foundation of Mid-Atlantic, 10920 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1600, Kensington, MD 20895-1600.
A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, she was a former student at Augusta Raa Middle School. She was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she volunteered in the nursery.
She is survived by her parents, Jim and Debbie McKinnell of Tallahassee; a brother, James McKinnell III of Tallahassee; a sister, Christie Nicole McKinnell of Tallahassee; her paternal grandparents, Jim and Shirley McKinnell of Interlachen; her maternal grandparents, Terry and Frances Brewer of Frisco, Texas, and Don and Lois Hardison of Atlanta; and her maternal great-grandmother, Mary Arnold of Leesburg.
 
Lois Adair Sadler 
Lois Adair Sadler, 84, of Tallahassee died Sunday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bevis Funeral Homem (385-2193). Family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 122 N. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.
A native of St. Petersburg, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1948. She retired from the Florida House of Representatives, where she served as assistant to the clerk. She was active in the Tallahassee Genealogical Society and was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, where she volunteered in the Reading Room.
She is survived by a son, Thomas James Sadler of Tallahassee; a daughter, Judith S. Rogers of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
 
James Clayton Tate 
James Clayton "Tator Head" Tate, 34, of Cairo, Ga., died Monday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Providence Cemetery in Whigham, Ga.
A native of Grady County, Ga., he was a logger.
He is survived by his wife, Hattie Marie Edenfield Tate of Cairo; a son, Bobby Clayton Tate of Cairo; a daughter, Regina Marie Tate of Cairo; his parents, Hugh and Jean Carter of Jacksonville; three brothers, William Paul Tate and Bobby Joe Tate of Cairo, and Tommy Euel Tate of Reno, Ga.
(Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, 912-377-1414.)
 
Sheila C. Vickery 
Sheila C. Vickery, 46, of Alford died Tuesday in Marianna.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Chipley, with burial at Alford Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lord Funeral Home in Marianna (850-482-8843).
A native of Washington County, she was a physical assistant II for the state of Florida and a member of First Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, William Lonzo Vickery of Alford; two daughters, Cristy Watson and Britney Vickery of Alford; a sister, Patricia Davis of Alford; and her mother, Louvern Cutchins of Alford.

William L. Williams 
William L. "Roy" Williams, 93, of Perry died of natural causes Tuesday. 
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EDT) Thursday at New Effert Church Cemetery in Bonifay. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
A native of Savannah, Ga., he had lived in Perry since 1963. He was a member of Perry Elks Lodge 1851 and First Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher. 
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Louise Williams of Perry; a son, Wayne Williams of Slidell, La.; a daughter, Tabitha Pope of New Smyrna Beach; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 


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