Miscellaneous Leon County, Florida Obituaries

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Thursday, August 10, 2000
 
Edna Adams 
Edna "Jordan" Adams, 75, of Perry died Tuesday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. today at Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
A native of Lakeland and a longtime resident of St. Petersburg, she had lived in Perry for eight months. She was a seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Adams of Perry; a son, Kenny Adams of Perry; a daughter, Jana R. Kase of Dawsonville, Ga.; four sisters, Martha Ellis, Thelma Woods, Louise Glover and Ruth Johnson; and three grandchildren.
 
Eddie Lee Anderson 
Eddie Lee "Slim Pullin" Anderson, 88, of Tallahassee died Aug. 3.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139), with burial at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
A native of Havana, he had lived in Tallahassee since 1955. He was a former foreman with Pullin Plantation, maintenance worker at Florida State University and Four Point Lumber Mill until his retirement. 
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and James Herring of Woodville; a sister, Lizzie Sloan of Havana.
 
Roger Clayton Black 
Roger Clayton Black, 55, of Greenville died Sunday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hensey Cemetery in Greenville. 
A lifelong resident of Greenville, he was a carpenter and a Baptist. 
He is survived by four daughters, Theresha Sapp and Elizabeth Ann Black of Newberry, Regina Mathis of Cleveland, Tenn., and Kathryn Black of Monticello; two sisters, Ann Hagan and Connie Watson of Greenville; and nine grandchildren.
(Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel in Madison, 973-2258.)
 
Dorothy Wagner Chandler 
Dorothy Wagner Chandler, 85, of Tallahassee died Tuesday.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Gallery of Westminster Oaks. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church or to a favorite charity.
A native of Little Rock, Ark., she was a Brownie Scout leader and was active in launching Tallahassee's Head Start program in 1965. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and the Town Club. She was a charter member and elder of Faith Presbyterian Church and was an honorary member of Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church, USA. 
She is survived by her husband, Hendrix Chandler; and her daughter, Peggy Chandler Smith of Pensacola.
 
Theo DeVane 
Theo DeVane, 56, of Perry died Tuesday. 
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sealey Cemetery in Perry. Family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel (850-838-2929). 
A lifelong resident of Perry, he was a self-employed fisherman and a Protestant. 
He is survived by a daughter, Abbie DeVane of Perry; four brothers, Wesley DeVane of Arizona, Ikey DeVane and Gary DeVane of Perry and Homer DeVane of Frostproof; and four sisters, Louise Howdeshell , Bertha Floyd, Betty Neel and Peggy Whiddon, all of Perry.
 
Ethel Lee Ellington 
Ethel Lee Ellington, 75, of Tallahassee died Aug. 3.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139).
A native of Foley, she was a longtime resident of Tallahassee and a member of Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, John Ellington of Crawfordville, Kenneth Bryant of Tallahassee and Eddie Bryant of Atlanta; four daughters, Mary Ellington Harris and Catherine Ellington of Tallahassee, Lena Ellington Crawford of Atlanta and Teresa Bryant Lawrence of Winter Haven; two brothers, Wesley Hayes and Thomas Johnson of Tallahassee; a sister, AlQuice Ross of Washington, D.C.; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 
Florida C. Feacher 
Florida C. Feacher, 98, of Monticello died Sunday.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Lamont, with burial at Anderson Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Lamont, she was a member of Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Joe Lewis Feacher of Monticello; three daughters, Sarah Feacher Miller of Tallahassee, Myrtle Smith of Lakeland and Flossie Walker of West Palm Beach; a brother, Theodore Crooms of Jacksonville; a sister, Edith Carter of Jacksonville; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
(Tillman's Funeral Home in Monticello, 997-5553.)
 
Mildred Richards Francis 
Mildred Richards Francis, 94, of Tallahassee died Wednesday.
The service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Faith Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made Faith Presbyterian Church, Two Cents A Meal Fund or The Music Fund, 2200 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
A native of Liberty Hill, S.C., and a former resident of Charleston, S.C., she had lived in Tallahassee since 1960. She was a music and piano instructor for more than 60 years. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter CL, Tallahassee Music Teachers Association, Tallahassee Camellia Club, Lafayette Neighborhood Association and various choirs for 60 years.
She is survived by a son, William "Bill" Francis of Cleveland, Ga.; a daughter, Margarette R. Kennerly of Panama City; three sisters, Margarette Richards of Camden, S.C., Jean Roddey of Rock Hill, S.C., and Johng'y McCaskill of Clinton, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
(Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel, 942-2929.)
 
Obadiah Gilley 
Obadiah Gilley, 66, of Monticello died Aug. 5.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial at the Gilley Family Cemetery.
A native of Monticello and a longtime resident of Miami, he returned to Monticello earlier this year. He had been a groundskeeper at Barry College in Miami before his retirement. He was a member of New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Miami.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Fields Gilley of Monticello; and four grandchildren.
(Tillman's Funeral Home in Monticello, 997-5553.)
 
Dorothy Hawkins 
Dorothy Hawkins, 60, of Lloyd died Aug. 3.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Lloyd, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tillman's Funeral Home in Monticello (997-5553).
A native of Live Oak, she was a longtime resident of Lloyd. She was a short-order cook before her retirement. She was a member of Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Mannix Fryson of Lloyd, Sylvester Fryson of Jacksonville and Richard Hawkins of Tampa; five daughters, Melba Hawkins of Tallahassee, Evangeline Gaines and Ebony Hawkins of Lloyd, Johanne Randall and Mary Ward of Jacksonville; a brother, James Fryson of Richmond, Va.; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 
Willie Green Hinson 
Willie Green Hinson, 76, of Marianna died Tuesday.
The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT (noon EDT) today at First Presbyterian Church in Marianna, with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or to First Presbyterian Church of Marianna.
A native of Vernon, he was a longtime resident of Marianna. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He served as hospital administrator for Jackson County Hospital for 17 years and later retired as Realtor/appraiser of Willie Hinson Realty. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Ruth Barfield Hinson of Marianna; two daughters, Sandy Hinson of Panama City and Jo Beth Hinson Bird of St. Marys, Ga. Owens and Sarah Raley of Chipley; and four grandchildren.
(James & James Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel in Marianna, 850-482-2332.)
 
Elijah James Sr. 
Elijah James Sr., 89, of Tallahassee died Aug. 2 in Thomasville, Ga.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville, with burial at Springhill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hadley's Funeral Home in Thomasville (229-226-5322).
A native of Thomas County, Ga., he was a resident of Tallahassee for 37 years and a farmer and plantation worker. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 777, Pallbearer Lodge No. 5 and Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Ida James of Tallahassee; four sons, Elijah James Jr., Jesse James and Tommie James of Tallahassee and David James of Thomasville; seven daughters, Christine Reid, Jeannette Lilly, Joretha Hayes, Elizabeth Hayes, Clarie Hayes and Ethel James of Tallahassee and Annie Smith of Atlanta; a brother, Jim James Jr. of Monticello; three sisters, Almeta McNeil of Miami, Florence Strozier of Atlanta and Irene Jackson of Thomasville; 40 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
 
Lou Ann Sheward Janinda 
Lou Ann Sheward Janinda, 45, of Tallahassee died Aug. 2.
The service was Aug. 5 at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). 
A native of Columbus, Ohio, she was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was a homemaker and attended Fernwood Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of eight years, Mark Janinda of Tallahassee; two sons, Michael McKenzie and Donnie Cain of Tallahassee; three daughters, Amie Cain, Mandy Janinda and Courtney Janinda of Tallahassee; her mother, Lucille Sheward of Live Oak Island; two brothers, Garry Sheward of Havana and Billy Sheward of Atlanta; a sister, Sheri Waters of Tallahassee; and a grandchild.
 
Virginia T. Knight 
Virginia T. Knight, 82, of Tallahassee died Tuesday.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Hope Baptist Church in Troy, Ala., with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311. 
A native of Troy, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1951. She was employed by the Florida Department of Agriculture for 29 years until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tallahassee.
She is survived by a daughter, Frances Sessions of Tallahassee; two brothers, Henry Thomas Jr. of Phenix City , Ala., and Emory Thomas of Goshen, Ala.; a sister, Cuba Sims of Troy, Ala.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 
Arthur Richard Love 
Arthur Richard Love, 65, of Madison died Monday in Lake Worth.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1304 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303.
A native of Gladstone, Ill., and a former resident of Boca Raton, he had lived in Madison since 1993. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, worked as a craftsman and woodworker and was employed by IBM until his retirement. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth "Sue" Love of Madison; a son, Arthur Richard Love Jr. of Lake Worth; four daughters, Della Ann Pitz of New York, Elizabeth Love Shoemaker of Clarkson, Ky. ; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
(Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel, 973-2258.)
 
Cameron J. Lucas-Fryson 
Cameron Jordan Lucas-Fryson, the infant son of James Fryson and Lynnita Lucas of Tallahassee , died Saturday in Gainesville.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the service.
Other survivors include two brothers, Christian Fryson and Austin Fryson of Tallahassee; and two sisters, Erin Fryson and Lauren Fryson of Tallahassee.
(Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee, 385-2193.)
 
The Rev. Fred McElvin 
The Rev. Fred McElvin, 99, of Monticello died Aug. 1 in Orlando.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial at Texas Hill Cemetery . Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Branch Street Funeral Home in Monticello (997-2024).
A lifelong resident of Monticello, he was a farmer. He was a member of the United Sons and Daughters of Joshua No. 13 and was a Mason. He was pastor of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Capps for 41 years.
He is survived by four sons, Fred McElvin Jr., Daniel McElvin, Doris McElvin and Jacob McElvin of Orlando; a daughter, Carrie L. Bingham of Orlando; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.
 
Willis Oliver 
Willis "Possum" Oliver, 54, of Greensboro died Tuesday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Bloom Missionary Baptist Church in Greensboro, with burial at Greensboro Community Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy (627-3700).
A native of Quincy, he retired from the Army.
He is survived by his wife, Annie , Lillie Dale Williams of Gretna, Earnestine Brown of Houston and Nella Fergerson of Blountstown; and four grandchildren.
 
Comer Thomas Thompson 
Comer Thomas Thompson, 64, of Madison died Tuesday.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Madison. A rosary will be said from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
A native of New Jersey, he had lived in Madison since 1996. He was an Air Force veteran and an electrician. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen Thompson Botino of Madison and Carlene Lucas of Landover, Md.; a nephew, Mark Andrejcak of New Jersey; two nieces, Sandy Brown of Madison and Rose-Marie Bobenchic of Edison, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.
(Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel, 973-2258.)
 
William E. Quinn 
William E. Quinn, 66, of Tallahassee and Brackney, Pa. , died July 25.
The service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home in Binghamton, N.Y. (607-722-6923), and at noon at St. Patrick's Church for a funeral Mass, with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Johnson City, N.Y. Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the service.
A native of Binghamton, he was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Bainbridge Country Club.
He is survived by four cousins, Rosemary Hayes Johnson, John Hayes, Joseph Pastor and James Walsh of the Binghamton area.
 
John D. White Jr. 
John D. White Jr., 57, of Tallahassee died Saturday.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139). Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1045 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
A native of Tuskegee, Ala. , and a former resident of Washington, D.C., he had lived in Tallahassee for more than a year. He was formerly employed by the United Postal Service in Washington.
He is survived by a brother, Rufus H. White of San Jose, Calif.; and a sister, Margaret D. White of Tallahassee.
 
Nataysia Chalaundria Williams 
Nataysia Chalaundria Williams, infant daughter of Antonio Greene and Natalie A. Brown of Tallahassee , died Aug. 3.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Richardson & Associates Mortuary (878-4144), with burial at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday until the service at the mortuary.
Other survivors include a brother, Antonio Greene of Tallahassee; a sister, Diatra Harris of Tallahassee; her maternal grandparents, Arthur and JoAnn Brown of Woodville; and her maternal great-grandfather, James Armstead of Woodville.

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