Miscellaneous Levy County, Florida Obituaries

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Lloyd Cannon
Lloyd Cannon, 47, of Chiefland died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Nature Coast Hospital in Williston, FL. He was born in Chiefland where he lived his entire life. He was a laborer and a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons: Gary Cannon of Chiefland and Chad Cannon of Bell, Florida, two brothers: Horace Cannon, Jr., of Cross City and Berry Cannon of Chiefland and a sister: Sandra Quincey of Chiefland.

James Oliver Barber
Mr. Oliver Barber of Cross City passed away Friday, November 22, 2002. He was 75 years old. He was born in Dixie County and lived in Cross City most of his life. Mr. Barber sold produce and was a carpet laborer.
Mr. Barber is survived by three daughters and a brother, Raymond Barber of Crystal River.
A graveside funeral service was held for Mr. Barber on Friday, November 29, 2002, at Old McCrabb Cemetery in Old Town.

Kenneth James Lambert
Kenneth Lambert, 69, a retired Army sergeant, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at home.
A native of Tennessee, he was a former resident of Ocklawaha. Mr. Lambert was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a protestant. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Lambert of Cedar Key, stepdaughters Sherry Hunt of Tampa and Deanna Kendall of Hollywood, Florida, brothers Charles Lambert of Hahira, Georgia, and William Lambert of Weirsdale, Florida, and sisters Grace Green of Columbia, Alabama, and Margaret Collins, and Candler and Betty Carter, all three of Lake Placid, Florida.
Mr. Lambert was laid to rest on Friday, April 4, 2003, at Good Shepherd Memorial Garden in Ocala, Florida.

Monday, February 1, 1999 

Dr. Clyde Bass 
LIVE OAK - Dr. Clyde Bass of Live Oak died Saturday at Shands Hospital at Live Oak after a short illness. He was 89. 
Dr. Bass was born in Live Oak. He was a veterinarian and a farmer, who earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Florida in 1933 and earned a doctorate in veterinarian medicine from Alabama Polytechnic Institute - now Auburn University - in 1935. 
Dr. Bass worked for the state as a veterinarian in the Panhandle before returning to Live Oak to open Bass Animal Clinic. He belonged to various state, regional and national professional organizations. He served on the Suwannee County School Board for 10 years. Dr. Bass was also a member of Mount Zion Christian Church all of his life, serving as a deacon and other officer positions. 
Survivors include his wife, Verna Lundy Bass of Live Oak; two sons, Andrew Bass and Lundy Bass, both of Live Oak; two daughters, Elizabeth Bolton of Gainesville and Suzanne Bass Parker of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Audrey Hague 
HAWTHORNE - Audrey Hague of Hawthorne died Saturday in her home following an extended illness. She was 59. 
Mrs. Hague was born in Gainesville, and was a homemaker and a Baptist. Mrs. Hague is preceded in death by her husband, Gidden B. "Red" Hague Sr. 
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Ford, Kathy Neeley and Deborah Clark, all of Hawthorne; two sons, Gidden Hague Jr. and Marcus Hague, both of Hawthorne; four brothers, James L. Carroll of Gainesville, Arvis Carroll and Coy M. Carroll, both of Hawthorne, and Lewis C. Carroll of Windsor; five sisters, Ellen Atkinson of Rockingham, N.C., Wilman Bowman of Gainesville, Christine Fowler of Gainesville, Addie Wise of Gadsden, Ala., and Judy Banner of Ocoee; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Tuesday, February 2, 1999 

Mamie Dotha Amsler 
WALDO - Mamie Dotha Amsler of Waldo died Monday at the Oaks Residential and Rehab Center in Gainesville. She was 75. 
Mrs. Amsler was a homemaker and a Baptist. 
She was born in Alapaha, Ga., and moved from Georgia to Waldo 35 years ago. 
Survivors include her husband, LaRue E. "Bud" Amsler of Waldo; a son, Raymond McMillan of Waldo; four sisters, Mattie Pitts of Helena, Ga., Elma Hutto of Macon, Ga., Alice Yaughn of Ocilla, Ga., and Myra Johns of Jacksonville; and one granddaughter. 

Martha J. Hill Connell 
INTERLACHEN - Martha J. Hill Connell of Interlachen died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a long illness. She was 63. 
Mrs. Connell ran several bait stores in Putnam County. 
She was born in Anthony and moved from Lake City to Interlachen 26 years ago. 
Mrs. Connell was a 1954 graduate of Palatka High School. 
She was a Baptist. 
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Connell of Interlachen; two sons, Bryan Connell of San Mateo and Larry Connell of Hilton Head, S.C.; three daughters, Gail Hunt of Jacksonville, Wanda Weatherington of Bluffton, S.C., and Gwen Henry Connell of Statesboro, Ga.; a sister, Nina Griffis of Starke; a brother, Theodore Francis Hill of Hastings; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

John W. Evered 
John W. Evered of Gainesville died Sunday at his home. He was 71. 
Mr. Evered was a retired meat salesman. He later raised quarter horses in Alachua. 
He was born in Wellsville, Mo., served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and lived in Alachua County most of the last 22 years. 
Mr. Evered was a member of the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty June Evered of Gainesville; a son, John Thomas Evered of New York City; a daughter, Sherry Larson of Gainesville; and a grandson. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America in Chicago. 

Howard Bradley Jack 
Howard Bradley Jack of Gainesville died Monday at his home after a short illness. He was 74. 
Mr. Jack owned and operated NRM Wholesale Radio, a radio and TV parts store in Ridgefield Park, N.J., and Guardian Electronics in Ramsey, N.J. He later became a commercial real estate agent. 
Born in Camden, N.J., he grew up in Tenafly, N.J., and moved from Ramsey to Gainesville 16 years ago. 
Mr. Jack was an amateur ham radio operator and assisted in emergency disaster work. 
He was a charter member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. 
Survivors include his wife, Nancy P. Jack of Gainesville; two sons, Galen Jack of Clermont and Brandon Jack of McIntosh; a daughter, Jeannine Kelley of Alachua; and three grandchildren. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Covenant Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. 

Josephine A. Melvin 
Josephine A. Melvin of Gainesville died Jan. 26 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 84. 
Mrs. Melvin was a house director for Chi Omega Sorority at the University of Florida for 12 years. After retirement, she moved to New Smyrna Beach and returned to Gainesville one year ago. 
She was born in Chambersburg, Pa. 
Survivors include two daughters, Shelley Melvin of Gainesville and Pam Melvin of Maitland. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the North Central Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Gainesville. 

Wednesday, February 3, 1999 

Harold E. Crews 
FORT McCOY - Harold E. Crews of Fort McCoy died Monday at his home. He was 67. 
Mr. Crews was a retired road construction worker. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 
He was born in Baker County and moved to Marion County 34 years ago. 
Mr. Crews was a member of the Church of God By Faith. 
Survivors include his wife, Redith Godwin Crews of Fort McCoy; two daughters, Pamela Kaye Williams of Bryson City, N.C., and Mary Ann Crews of Green Cove Springs; four sons, Gary Lamar Crews of Sparr, Ronald Sidney Crews of Anthony, Timothy Harold Crews of Ocala and Roger Eugene Crews of Fort McCoy; a brother, Ernest Crews of Raiford; two sisters, Zelia Bell Bowman of Olustee and Bertie Mae Godwin of Lake Butler; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

John Fleck 
John Fleck of Gainesville died Monday at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care Center. He was 85. 
Mr. Fleck was a private investigator. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was born in Vienna, Austria, and moved from New York City to Gainesville four year ago. 
Mr. Fleck was Jewish. 
Survivors include two nephews, including Geoffrey Fleck of Gainesville; and a brother, Walter Fleck of Gainesville. 

Irene Lopucki 
Irene Lopucki of Gainesville died Jan. 22 at her home. She was 78. 
Mrs. Lopucki was a home designer and a sculptor. 
Born in Detroit, she moved from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Gainesville 25 years ago. 
Mrs. Lopucki received a fine arts degree from the University of Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti. 
She was a Catholic. 
Survivors include four sons, Tony Lopucki and Reece Lopucki, both of Gainesville, Lynn Lopucki of Los Angeles and Bruce Lopucki of Cupertino, Calif.; three sisters, Beverly Scott of Chandler, Ariz., Victoria Ridge of Romulus, Mich., and Faye Maretka of Belleville, Mich.; and three grandchildren. 

Ona I. Garrison McGriff 
STARKE - Ona I. Garrison McGriff of Starke died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville after a long illness. She was 84. 
Mrs. McGriff was a retired nurse. 
She was born in Cullman, Ala., and moved from Auburndale to Starke five years ago. 
Mrs. McGriff was a Protestant. 
Survivors include a son, Jerry Lee McGriff of Starke; a daughter, Dorene "Dodie" Botkins of Covington, Va.; and one granddaughter. 

Heywood Michael McLeod 
LAKE BUTLER - Heywood Michael McLeod of Lake Butler died unexpectedly Monday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was 47. 
Mr. McLeod was an engineering supervisor for the PRIDE Metal Furniture Factory in Raiford. 
He was born in Clearwater and moved from Largo to Lake Butler 25 years ago. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Jones McLeod of Lake Butler; his mother, Loca McLeod of Worthington Springs; and two sisters, Alice Parrish and Melba Nettles, both of Lake Butler. 

John Daniel Posey 
John Daniel Posey of Gainesville died Tuesday at his home after a brief illness. He was 59. 
Mr. Posey owned and operated Skampers Package Express in Gainesville and was the former owner and operator of Gainesville's Greyhound Terminal. 
He was born in Brooks, Ga., and moved from Griffin, Ga., to Gainesville 47 years ago. 
Mr. Posey was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville and the Florida Cattlemen Association. He also was a volunteer coach for the Boys Club of Alachua County. 
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Sparkman Posey of Gainesville; three sons, John D. Posey Jr., Donny Posey and Lance Posey, all of Gainesville; his parents, J.D. and Maggie P. Posey of Gainesville; a brother, Paul D. Posey of Gainesville; three sisters, June McEachern of Gainesville, Patti West of Charleston, S.C., and Ruth Basil of Columbia, S.C.; and two granddaughters. 

Florence Chowanec Watkins 
HAWTHORNE - Florence Chowanec Watkins of Hawthorne died Monday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. She was 75. 
Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker and a carrier for The Gainesville Sun. 
She was born in Columbia, Conn., and moved from Hebron, Conn., to Hawthorne 30 years ago. 
Mrs. Watkins attended the First Congregational Church of Interlachen. 
Survivors include her husband, Paul W. Watkins of Hawthorne; six daughters, Juanita Rowland of Colchester, Conn., Jessica W. Carroll of Hawthorne, Mildred W. Beckham of Waycross, Ga., Cynthia L. Hastings of Russellville, Ky. ,Veronica W. Freeman of Old Town and Janice W. Tharpe of Hawthorne; and six sons, William P. Watkins of McRae, Andrew G. Watkins of Lancaster, Calif., James O. Watkins of Summerfield, and Leonard C. Watkins, Michael S. Watkins and Eric C. Watkins, all of Hawthorne; a brother, Peter Chowanec of Columbia, Conn.; two sisters, Dorothy Knapp and Tessie Chowanec, both of Columbia; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Philene Cargle Williams 
OTTER CREEK - Philene Cargle Williams of Otter Creek died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 67. 
Mrs. Williams formerly co-owned and operated Williams Country Store in Otter Creek. 
She was born in Chiefland and lived most of her life in Otter Creek. 
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Otter Creek Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Howard Williams Jr. of Otter Creek; a daughter, Charlotte Yearty of Gulf Hammock; a son, Carl Williams of Otter Creek; and three grandchildren. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Otter Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.

Thursday, February 4, 1999 

David Samuel Boree Sr. 
MIDDLEBURG - David Samuel Boree Sr. of Middleburg died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 36. 
Mr. Boree was a former building contractor and owner of B&H Interior Systems Inc. 
He was born in Starke and was a lifelong resident of Middleburg. 
Mr. Boree was a member of the First Black Creek Baptist Church. 
He was the founder and president of the Double Gate Hunting Club in Middleburg. 
Survivors include a daughter, Chelsea D. Boree of Middleburg; a son, David S. Boree Jr. of Middleburg; his parents, Levi and Kathy Boree of Middleburg; a sister, Betty Brackett of Lake Butler; two brothers, Douglas E. Boree of Jacksonville and Paul T. Boree of Middleburg; his maternal grandmother, Zeila Johns of Starke; and the mother of his children, Lisa D. Boree of Middleburg. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the First Black Creek Baptist Church in Penny Farms or to Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. 

Gordon D. Buckley 
MELROSE - Gordon D. Buckley of Melrose died Sunday at his home. He was 85. 
Mr. Buckley was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and had served in World War II and the Korean War. He also was a former United Nations observer in India. 
He was born in Watertown, Mass., and moved from Australia to Melrose 28 years ago. 
Mr. Buckley was a member of the St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Keystone Heights, the Keystone Heights Lions Club and the Retired Officers Association. 
Survivors include his wife, Maisie Buckley of Melrose; a son, Robert L. Buckley of Chicago; a daughter, Joan Elizabeth Othon of Panama; and six grandchildren. 

Modies Calhoun 
FORT WHITE - Modies "Slim" Calhoun of Fort White died Jan. 28 at Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City. He was 84. 
Mr. Calhoun was a retired truck driver for High Springs Peanut Mill. 
He was born in High Springs and moved to Fort White 34 years ago. 
Mr. Calhoun was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Fort White. 
Survivors include his wife, Lennie Freeney Calhoun of High Springs; three daughters, Erma Mobley of Lake City, Wilhemenia Collier of High Springs and Deborah Brown of Fort White; two sons, Jerome Calhoun and Freddie Calhoun, both of Fort White; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Linden Kinder Cannon Jr. 
JACKSONVILLE - Col. Linden Kinder Cannon Jr. of Jacksonville died Jan. 28 at his home. He was 84. 
Col. Cannon served for 30 years in the U.S. Army, including during World War II. 
After retiring from the Army, Col. Cannon moved to Gainesville, where he served as the United Way executive director and vice president of the Atlantic First National Bank of Gainesville. 
Born in in Sarasota, Col. Cannon grew up in Lake City. He graduated in 1936, from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He lived in Gainesville for about nine years and moved from Crystal River to Jacksonville three years ago. 
While in Gainesville, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Retired Officers Association. 
Col. Cannon was preceded in death by his wife, Winona Williamson Cannon. 
Survivors include two daughters, Selby Cannon Kaiser and Linda Cannon McMorrow, both of Jacksonville; a son, Linden Kinder Cannon III of Jacksonville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice Northeast in Jacksonville. 

James Casey 
James "Pat" Casey of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at AGH after a long illness. He was 76. 
Mr. Casey was a retired insurance broker. 
He was born in Lansing, Mich., and moved from Raleigh, N.C., to Gainesville eight years ago. 
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marjorie L. Casey of Gainesville; two daughters, Nancy C. Darr of Gainesville and Jill C. Gerber of Barrington, Ill.; and four grandchildren. 

Michael Jeffrey 
Chambers 
Michael Jeffrey Chambers of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 40. 
Mr. Chambers owned and operated the Blue Chip Game Room in the Royal Park Plaza. 
He was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. 
Survivors include two sisters, Joan Chambers of High Springs and Jean C. Free of Apollo Beach. 
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Cerebral Palsy Organization in Tampa. 

Anna J. Fisher Hughes Cheesborough 
NEWBERRY - Anna J. Fisher Hughes Cheesborough of Newberry died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 90. 
Mrs. Cheesborough was a homemaker. 
She was born in Jonesville and moved from Jonesville to Newberry 67 years ago. 
Mrs. Cheesborough was a member of the Female Protective Society Lodge No. 2 and the Mount Zura Full Gospel Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, David Cheesborough of Newberry; a son, David Gerald Cheesborough of Newberry; a sister, Minnie Johnson of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. 

Betheina Debose 
NEWBERRY - Betheina Debose of Newberry died Saturday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 69. 
Mrs. Debose was a homemaker. 
She was born in Alachua and was a lifelong resident of the area. 
Survivors include three sons, Jerry Darnell Scott of Gainesville, Carlton Debose of Chicago and Bernard Debose of Newberry; two daughters, Kathy B. Scott of Saba, Texas, and Beverly Ann Debose of Gainesville; two sisters, Edith McCoy of Chicago and Hazel Wallace of Newberry; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Daniel Thomas Hunter 
O'BRIEN - Daniel Thomas Hunter of O'Brien died Tuesday in Lake City due to cancer. He was 59. 
Mr. Hunter retired from the Restoration Museum of Arts for the state of Florida. He also was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War. 
He was born in Lowndes County, Ga., and moved from Bradenton to O'Brien five years ago. 
Mr. Hunter was a member of the San Juan Parrish in Branford and the Knights of Columbus. 
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Margaret Ann, both of Minnesota; a brother, William Miles Hunter of Escondido, Calif.; and a sister, Mary Croson of Bakersfield, Calif. 

Julia Lee Keys 
Julia Lee Keys of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at AGH after a long illness. She was 86. 
Mrs. Keys was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Baptist Church. 
She was born in Madison and moved from Live Oak to Gainesville 46 years ago. 
Survivors include three daughters, Louise Woods of Jacksonville, Sharon Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Dockens, both of Gainesville; three sons, Calvin Dockens and James Brown, both of Gainesville, and Evans Wright of Jasper; and her caregiver, Lestee Smith of Gainesville. 

Eunyce Bloodworth Maura 
Eunyce Bloodworth Maura of Gainesville died Tuesday in Gainesville. She was 83. 
Mrs. Maura was a homemaker and former executive and legal secretary. She also was an artist who designed the official banner of the Florida State College for Women. 
She was born in Aucilla, grew up in Gainesville and lived in Miami Beach for 25 years before moving back to Gainesville. She graduated from Gainesville High School and attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida. 
Mrs. Maura was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and the Gainesville Woman's Club. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Maura Jr. 
Survivors include a daughter, Tina Maura Albee of West Palm Beach. 

C. T. McGehee 
NEWBERRY - C. T. McGehee of Newberry died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 92. 
Mr. McGehee was a farmer. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was born in Clay County, Ala., and moved from Clay County to Newberry 79 years ago. 
Mr. McGehee was a member of the Newberry First United Methodist Church, the Newberry Lodge No. 150 F&AM and the Alachua County Farm Bureau. 
Survivors include his wife, Etta Mae McGehee of Newberry; two sons, Clarence McGehee Jr. and Bruce McGehee, both of Newberry; two daughters, Betty Holton and Glenda Green, both of Newberry; three brothers, Percy McGehee of Newberry, Murphy McGehee of Montevallo, Ala., and William C. McGehee of DeLand; three sisters, Margaret Nettles of Chiefland, Elizabeth Sullivan of Camilla, Ga., and Evelyn Ethridge of Chiefland; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Robert Benjamin Samuel Jr. 
OCALA - Robert Benjamin Samuel Jr. of Ocala died Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 64. 
Mr. Samuel was a former employee of the O.B. Samuel Funeral Home in Williston. He had served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. 
He was born in Ocala, lived off and on in Williston while working at the funeral home and moved back to Ocala a year ago. 
Mr. Samuel was a member of the Little Chapel United Methodist Church in Santos. 
Survivors include two brothers, O.B. Samuel II of Atlanta and Reginald Samuel of Ocala; and a sister, Shirley Walker of Ocala. 

Clara Lorraine Smith 
MELROSE - Clara Lorraine Smith of Melrose died Sunday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. She was 92. 
Mrs. Smith was a former clerk for the city of Micanopy. She also was a former librarian in Micanopy. 
She was born in High Springs and moved from Micanopy to Melrose four years ago. 
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Micanopy Baptist Church. 
Survivors include a sister, Maude Louise Raley of Melrose. 

Willie Eva Thomas 
WILLISTON - Willie Eva Thomas of Williston died Sunday at her home. She was 66. 
Mrs. Thomas was a retired housekeeper. 
She was a lifelong resident of Williston. 
Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Johnson, Sheila Johnson and Patricia Porter, all of Williston; a son, Lorenzo Woody of Goldberg, N.C.; her mother, Millie Nair of Jacksonville; four sisters, Alberta Everett of Clearwater and Irene Smith, Lavene Jones and Mae Frances Reaves, all of Jacksonville; three brothers, Nathaniel Thomas of Miami and Jonas Nair Jr. and Johnny L. Nair, both of Jacksonville; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Marian E. Wingerter 
Marian E. Wingerter of Gainesville died Tuesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 86. 
Mrs. Wingerter was a homemaker and a Methodist. 
She was born in Erie, Pa., and lived in Cape Coral for 27 years before moving to Gainesville one year ago. 
Mrs. Wingerter enjoyed bowling and playing cards. 
Survivors include a son, C. John Wingerter of Erie; a daughter, Dolores De Michele of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.






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