Miscellaneous Leon County, Florida Obituaries - 2000

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August 11, 2000

Bessie Blow 
Bessie Blow, 101, of Tallahassee died Aug. 6.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139).
A native of Jackson, N.C., she had lived in Tallahassee since 1927. She was a teacher for Newark Normal School in Newark, N.J., and was the oldest active member of Ladies Art and Social Club. She was on the Archives Committee at Florida A&M University and was a communicant at Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More.
She is survived by two sons, Louis Blow of Tallahassee and James Blow of Piscataway, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Marietta Blow of Piscataway; and five grandchildren.
 
Fred Borrink 
Fred Borrink, 86, of Tallahassee died Aug. 6 in Downers Grove, Ill.
No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 440244, Nashville, TN 37244-0044.
A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and former resident of Boca Raton, he was employed by General Motors for 37 years. He was a member of Bible Town Christian Center in Boca Raton.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian "Louise" Borrink; a son, Wendell Borrink of Oakbrook, Ill.; three daughters, Joanne Fernandez of Galena, Ill., Joyce Geiter and Linda Trelese of Glen Ellyn, Ill. ; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
(Toon Funeral Home in Downers Grove, 630-968-0408.)
 
James T. Golden 
James T. Golden, 57, of Tallahassee died Friday. 
The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church, 3004 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. 
A native of Tallahassee, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed by the Florida Department of Transportation and was a law enforcement instructor. He was a volunteer at Big Bend Hospice and the Tallahassee Alzheimers Project and was a member of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Pelham of Tallahassee; two daughters, Shakira Golden and Rachel Golden of Tallahassee; a brother, Jack Golden of Tallahassee; and three sisters, Sybil Harrell, Nell May and Martha Eaton of Tallahassee. 
 
Thyra E. Hendry 
Thyra E. Hendry, 85, of Perry died Friday. 
The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel (850-838-2929), with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
A native of Lake Butler, she had lived in Perry since 1949. She was a homemaker and had worked in the Agricultural Extension office in Union County for 14 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and attended First Church of God. 
She is survived by a son, Clyde Hendry of Perry; a daughter, Cheryl Gregory of Perry; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
 
Sarah Robinson 
Sarah Robinson, 88, of Whigham, Ga. , died Friday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Whigham.
A native of Coosa County, Ala., she was a clerk for Farm Home Administration when she retired. She was a member of Whigham United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Myrtle Certain of Columbus, Ga.; and many nephews and nieces, including Neyland Robinson, Wilburn Robinson and Carolyn Johnson of Whigham, Katherine Bonner and Ervin Brock of Thomasville, Ga., Richard Robinson and Emmett Brock of Cairo, Ga., Embree Robinson of Atlanta and Lucy Quill of North Carolina.
(Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, 912-377-1414.)
 
Clyde Page Schlesinger 
Clyde Page Schlesinger, 81, of Tallahassee died Friday. 
The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Thomasville Road Baptist Church, with a private burial. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the family home. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. 
A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., he had lived in Tallahassee for 16 years. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and retired from the Gilman Paint and Varnish Co. in Chattanooga, where he was vice president of research and development. He was a member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Ed Walker Sunday School Class. 
He is survived by his wife, Don Louise Schlesinger of Tallahassee; three daughters, Linda Schlesinger Mabry of Tallahassee, Gerri Schlesinger Gregg of Dallas and Cindy Schlesinger Eben of Chicago; and four grandchildren. 
(Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel, 877-8191.)
 
Bobby Watt 
Bobby Watt, 51, of Tallahassee died Wednesday.
There will be a gathering of friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
A native of Scottsbluff, Neb., he was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He was a VISTA volunteer in Carrollton County, Ga., and was a musician and composer in the Big Bend.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Vahl Watt of Tallahassee; a daughter, Katie Hart of Tallahassee; his mother, Lois West of Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother, Richard Watt of Mesa, Ariz.; and two sisters, Carol Harrison of Jefferson City and Linda Campbell of Lincoln, Neb.
(Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel, 877-8191.)

Sunday 13 August 2000
 
Lelia Andrews 
Lelia Andrews, 95, of Medart died Thursday.
No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
A native of Macon, Ga., she was a retired seamstress.
(Bevis Funeral Home, 385-2193.)

Jacque L. Arnold 
Jacque L. Arnold, 76, of Branford died Friday in Live Oak.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hatchbend Baptist Church in Lafayette County, with burial at Midway Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Daniels Funeral Home in Branford (904-362-4333).
A lifelong resident of Lafayette County, she was a teacher for the Lafayette County School System. She was a member of the Hatchbend and Lafayette Hunting Clubs, and was a member of Hatchbend Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, John F. "Jeff" McCauley of Perry and David Arnold of Hatchbend; three daughters, Barbara Herndon of Perry, Michele Adair of Bristow, Va. and Carolyn Graham of Green Cove Springs; a sister, Frankie Ross of Live Oak; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 
Mary Green Banks 
Mary "Tit" Green Banks, 60, of Tallahassee died Friday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Horeb Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Barrow Hill Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, she was a member of Mount Horeb Primitive Baptist Church. She was employed by Miland and Son Company, Brockway Glass and the Leon County School Board. For over 40 years she served as church musician for many area churches, such as Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church No. 1, Mount Horeb Primitive Baptist Church, St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church No. 2, Mount Sinai AME Church, Mount Pisby Primitive Baptist Church and Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by a devoted friend, Booker T. Johnson of Tallahassee; three sons, Taylor James Williams, Jr. of Orlando, Larry Green of Salt Lake City and Jeffrey Banks of Dallas; a stepson, Craig Johnson of Tallahassee; a daughter, Nancy Banks Williams of Chicago; three brothers, Joseph Green and Jackson Green of Tallahassee and Sidney Green of Jacksonville; and 14 grandchildren.
(Strong and Jones Funeral Home, 224-2139.)
 
Bertha Lee Daniels 
Bertha Lee Daniels, 69, of Rochester, N.Y., died Aug. 5.
The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison.
A native of Unadilla, Ga., and a former resident of St. Augustine, she had lived in Madison for 20 years before moving to Rochester. She was a homemaker and a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Madison.
She is survived by two sons, John Lee Daniels of Madison and Leroy Daniels of Panama City; a daughter, Annie Mae Banks of Orlando; a brother, Willie Jackson of Madison; a sister, Rosa Thompkins of Madison; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
(Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, 850-973-2258.)
 
Jeannette I. Daugherty 
Jeannette I. Daugherty, 70, of Tallahassee died Friday.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., Box E, New York, NY 10021.
A native of Prairie du Chien, Wis., she was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bob Daugherty of Tallahassee; a son, Michael G. Daugherty of Lexington, S.C.; a daughter, Lynnette A. Manspeaker of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren.
 
Michael Gregory Hart 
Michael Gregory Hart, 24, of Mayo died Friday in Gainesville.
The service will be at 4 p.m. today at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo (850-584-4149), with burial at Bethel Cemetery.
A native of Lake City, he was a longtime resident of Mayo. He was employed in the construction industry as a pipefitter/welder. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Mayo.
He is survived by his parents, Michael Everette and Jean Hart of Mayo; and his maternal grandmother, O.V. Walker of Mayo.
 
Jewell Franklin Hewett 
Jewell Franklin Hewett, 79, of Monticello died Saturday in Tallahassee.
The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
A native of Norman Town, Ga., he had lived in the Big Bend area for 51 years. He retired from Leon County After 22 years of service in maintenance, he retired from Leon County. He worked for Aucillia Christian School for ten years, and was a member of Woodmen of the World. He was a member of Towne East Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Thelma O. Hewett of Monticello; a son, Johnny Frank Hewett of Waynesville, N.C.; A daughter, Barbara Jean Hewett Strickland of Attapulgus, Ga.; three brothers, Clifford Ray Hewett of Monticello, Billy Edward Hewett of Arlington, Ga. and Bennie Earl Hewett of Gainesville, Ga.; four sisters, Mildred Hewett Mitchell of Catuala, Ga., Ruby Mae Hewett of Rome, Ga., Annette Hewett Harper of East Dublin, Ga. and Pearl Hewett Barnett of Vidalia, Ga.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 
Blanche Peel Jones 
Blanche Peel Jones, 86, of Tallahassee died Friday.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191).
A native of Malvern, Ala., she had lived in Tallahassee since 1955. She was employed by the Florida State University Bookstore for 15 years before her retirement, and was formerly employed with Avis. She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by a son, Arnett B. Peel of Dallas; a daughter, June P. Gray of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren, Pam Nobles of Eastpoint and Cindy Gray of Tallahassee.
 
Alton Dean Marshall 
Alton Dean Marshall, 39, of Monroe, N.C., died Friday.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Holiness Church in Hosford, with burial at Hosford Cemetery 
A native of Chardon, Ohio, he was a factory worker and an Army veteran.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Florece and Alva Jean Marshall of Homer, La.
 
Eula Keen Massey 
Eula Keen Massey, 83, of Mayo died Friday in Green Cove Springs.
The service will be at 2 p.m. today at New Hope Cemetery in Mayo.
A native of Lafayette County and a former resident of Tampa, she had lived in Mayo for the past 20 years. She was a member of the Baptist Womens' Association and was a past president of the American Legion. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Mayo.
She is survived by a son, Dan Loving of Gainesville; three sisters, Lessie Revels and Stella Sessions, both of Mayo and Irene Priddy of Richmond, Va.; and a grandchild.
(Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo, 850-584-4149.) 
 
Jo Ann McMahan 
Jo Ann McMahan, 63, of Tallahassee died Tuesday.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, she was a homemaker and a Christian.
She is survived by six sons, John Tatum, John McMahan and Paul McMahan of Crawfordville, Clyde McMahan, Gary McMahan and Kyle McMahan of Tallahassee; two daughters, Jo Ann McMahan of Tallahassee Coffelt and Mary Johnson of Tallahassee, Jane Ingram of Havana, Maggie Mae Shaw of Quincy and Joyce Tatum of Coolidge, Ga.; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 
Randolph Padgett 
Randolph Padgett, 76, of Perry died Friday.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry.
A native of Lafayette County, he was a longtime resident of Perry. He was a logger before his retirement, and had worked as a state prison guard. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Padgett of Perry; a son, Ted Padgett of Perry; a sister, Virginia Winfrey of Daytona Beach; a half-sister, Berta Peoples of Lakeland; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
(Beggs Funeral Home in Perry, 850-838-2929.)


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