CRAWFORDVILLE - Billy Wilson Gaby, 78, who retired from the Department of Revenue after 30 years of service, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at Crawfordville United Methodist Church, with burial at Aaran Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT Sunday at the church. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Green County, Tenn., and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1951. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an avid gardener and chicken farmer. He was a member of Crawfordville Lions Club and a staunch Democrat. He is survived by two sons, Scott Gaby (and wife Julie) and Kevin Gaby (and wife Kerry), both of Crawfordville; a stepson, Paul Simmons (and wife Lori) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Paula Johnson (and husband John) of Crawfordville; two brothers, David Gaby (and wife Linda) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Joe Gaby (and wife Annie) of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Louise Kilday (and husband Harold) of Kingsport, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Millie, Wiley, Maggie, Jessica, Jenni, Kimberly, Michael, Kevin, Kane, Stephanie and Katie; and two great-grandchildren, Gracie and Wilson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/24/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Ruby Lee Gainey, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Thursday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marks Fire Department, where her son was a volunteer firefighter for 18 years, Trust Fund for Ruby Gainey at any Wakulla State Bank location in St. Marks, Crawfordville, Wakulla or Tallahassee. She was a member of Wakulla Church of Christ. She enjoyed talking with her friends and was an active member at the Wakulla County Senior Center. Survivors include a son, Jimmy Gainey of Crawfordville; two daughters, Marti Jeffers of Georgia and Pat Zeller of Michigan; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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Dorothy Seruby Gaiter, 82, a teacher in Leon County Schools for more than 30 years, died Saturday, March 17, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 224 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with a Delta Omega Service at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at the church. Dorothy was born in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., to William Seruby and Jane Hunter. She graduated from Middletown Township High School in 1942 in Leonardo, N.J., and earned a Bachelor of Science and two master's degrees in art and early childhood education from Florida A&M University. Dorothy was a founding member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church and was active in many organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, attaining the status of a Delta Dear. She was a member of the Florida A&M University Retirees' Club and Church Women United and she was a vigilant member of Callen Community Homeowners' Association. She played pinochle with a tight group of friends every month for more than 45 years. She met every month for a potluck meal with other retirees from Sabal Palm School until her death. She loved gardening and her pets. Survivors include three daughters, Juarlyn L. Gaiter, Ph.D, of Atlanta, Dorothy J. Gaiter (and husband John Brecher and their daughters, Media and Zoe) of Manhattan and Karen Tolley (and husband David and their children, Hannah, Clare and Gloria) of Crawfordville; a brother, Melvin Seruby; and many loving relatives and treasured friends. She was the widow of Worrell Granville Gaiter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/22/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Fred Gale III, 44, the owner of Green Thumb Lawn Care, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his residence. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery in Medart. Family is accepting memorial gifts. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Survivors include his wife of nine years, Cathy Gale; his mother and stepfather, Joan and Harlon S. Thompson; a stepson, Anderson Mills; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Mills; a brother, Michael Gale (and wife Sandra); five sisters, Tina Wagnon (and husband Mark), Sandra Miller (and husband Wayne), Nickie Gale, Lora Hofmann (and husband John) and Gloria McGee; a granddaughter, Jaiden Foss; a number of nieces and nephews; and a best friend, Robin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/21/2004.
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JACKSONVILLE - George M. Gallamore Jr., 70, who retired from CSX Railroad Co., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anne N. Gallamore. A memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1430 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207; Boy Scouts of America, 521 South Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205; Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216; or Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home in Jacksonville (904-737-4855) is handling arrangements. He was born May 10, 1933, to George M. and Lillian Logwood Gallamore in Norfolk, Va. He moved to Jacksonville in 1975. He retired from CSX in 1993 after 41 years of service. He was active in Boy Scouts in Richmond, Va., and Jacksonville, and was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest award presented by Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, where he was a past research chairman. His body has been donated to science. Other survivors include a son, Tommy C. Gallamore (and wife Lorrie); two granddaughters, Kaitlin and Kristine, both of Crawfordville; an aunt; and numerous cousins in Virginia. He was preceded in death by a son, James A. Gallamore. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/6/2003.
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Myrtle Griffin Ganey, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at the chapel of Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hopsice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a native of Jackson County and moved from Marianna to Tallahassee in 1957. She was a member of Calvary Tabernacle and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The family would like to express special thanks to the grandchildren who stayed by her beside until the end, Randy Wayne Ganey, Kevin Wayne Davis, Cindy Dianne Ganey and Sonja Renae Stokes, and to the staff of Big Bend Hospice. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Kelley (and husband Joe) of Tallahassee; three sons, Jim Ganey of Tallahassee, Larry Ganey of Crawfordville and Dan Ganey of Tallahassee; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1983 by her husband, Aubrey Ganey, and in 1966 by a son, Wayne Ganey. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/23/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Javier J. Garcia, 25, U.S. Army, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, south of Baghdad in Iraq. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Mount Olive Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850- 926-3333). He was born in North Miami on Jan. 3, 1980. He was a member of the All City Ryders Car Club and was a Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Irasema Garcia (and husband Thomas J. Johnson Jr.) of Crawfordville; his father, Jesus J. Garcia (and wife Betty) of Miramar; his fiancee, Tabetha Garcia of Hinesville, Ga.; five brothers, Thomas Cauley, Thomas James Johnson III and Demarcus Hollins, all of Chicago, Alex Garcia of Orlando and Noel Garcia of Miramar; two sisters, Jessica Johnson of Crawfordville and Latoya Cauley of Chicago; his maternal grandmother, Marta Robaina of Miami; and his paternal grandmother, Raquel Mercado of Miramar. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/13/2005.
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Bessie Mae Gardner, 74, who retired as a cook for Big Bend Truck Stop, died Friday, May 16, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at St. Peter Cemetery in Woodville. Family will assemble for the funeral at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at 9919 Rivers Williams Circle. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a native of Cypress, Fla., and had lived in Tallahassee for about 70 years. She was a member of East Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a devoted companion, Albert Williams; seven sons, James Gardner Jr. (and wife Diana) of Brunswick, Ga., the Rev. Cecil Gardner (and wife Daisy) of Monticello, and Johnny Gardner (and wife Rosalie) and Joe R. Gardner, both of Tallahassee, Russell Williams (and wife Cynthia) of Crawfordville, Michael Williams of Woodville and Anthony Williams (and wife Jackie) of Wakulla; four daughters, Deloris Gardner Gray (and husband Tony) of Little Rock, Ark., Cynthia Gardner Danzy (and husband Johnny Jr.), Brenda Williams and Annette Williams, all of Tallahassee; a sister, Jesse Dupree of Miami; 32 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 5/22/2003 - 5/23/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Cleotha Ash Gardner, 80, a custodian supervisor for the state of Florida, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery in Tallahassee. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. Cleotha was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church where she served on the Mother's Board. She is survived by a son, Gregory "Son" E. Gardner; a daughter, Lelia Mae Johnson of Crawfordville; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/12/2006
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Anne W. Garis, 80, who had retired as an executive secretary for Cerro Metal Products, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday at Wetzler Funeral Home in Bellefonte, Pa., with burial at Boalsburg Cemetery in Boalsburg, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Shell Point Florida Seafarers Chapel, c/o Jimmie Doyle, 112 Old Still Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling local arrangements. Anne was born in Bellefonte on Jan. 29, 1923. She married William Byron Garis in 1946 in the Bellefonte Evangelical Church. For more than 30 years, she worked as an executive secretary for Cerro Metal Products in Bellefonte, where she retired in 1980. She had lived with her family in Shell Point since 1992. She is survived by a son, Jeffrey William Garis (and wife Susan) of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Gregory, both of Tallahassee; and two brothers, William Witmer of Bellefonte and Phillip Witmer of Julian, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 13, 2002; her parents, Russell and Augusta Witmer; and a sister, Louise Stone. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/3/2003.
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Gladys M. Garner, 73, a homemaker and an economics and science teacher in Gadsden, Wakulla and Leon counties for more than 40 years before retiring, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she was a choir member. Survivors include four sons, Harold C. Jackson Jr., Roy E. Jackson Sr., Gregory A. Jackson Sr. and Lawrence D. Jackson; and eight grandchildren, Delwyn Jackson, Chetwin Jackson, Natalie Jackson, Gregory Jackson Jr. and Roy E. Jackson Jr., all of Tallahassee, Jared Jackson of Atlanta, Brian Jackson of Tallahassee and Lea Jackson of Atlanta. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/25/2002
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Marie Garner, 67, a homemaker, died Friday, July 9, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139) and from 11 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. A native of Baton Rouge, La., she was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven. Survivors include two sons, Benjamin Garner of Crawfordville and Daniel Forest (and wife Verta Mae); three daughters, Martha Webster (and husband Edward) of Crawfordville, Alice Simmons Williams (and husband Alvin) of Jacksonville and Menyanum Garner Haynes (and husband William) of Fort Belvoir Military Reservation, Va.; a brother, David Garner of Sopchoppy; 15 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/15/2004.
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THOMASVILLE - Evelyn Blair Garrison, 87, formerly of Albany, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Floral Memory Gardens in Albany, with the Rev. Michael McAfee officiating. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors in Albany (229-883-4152). Visitors may sign and view the guest book at www.kimbrellstern.com. A native of Thomasville, she moved to Albany in 1940 and returned to Thomasville after her husband's death. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Crape Myrtle Chapter 163, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a former member of the Albany Woman's Club. Survivors include two sons, David W. Garrison Jr. of Albany and William B. Garrison of Tallahassee; her grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. William Blair Garrison Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael Garrison, all of Tallahassee, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Thompson of Thomasville, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. David W. Garrison III of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Garrison of Atlanta; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Warren Garrison Sr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/12/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jeanette Garrison, 74, died Thursday, February 7, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Warner Garrison of Crawfordville. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 9, at Wakulla United Methodist Church. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society. Other survivors include one son, Donald Garrison of Columbus, Ohio; grandsons, Steven Garrison (Melanie) of Tallahassee and Robert Garrison (Rhonda) of South Port; granddaughters, Jennifer Garrison and Amanda Garrison, both of Columbus; stepson Jim Ragsdell (Len) of Conway, Ark.; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Craft (Kelly) of Corning, Ark.; stepgranddaughters, Jocelyn Mathis (Joel) of Lawrence, Kan., Rebecca Craft of Jonesboro, Ark., Jessica Stowe (Adam) of Greenbrier, Ark., and Tiffany Ragsdell of Conway, Ark.; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Stephen Long of Phoenix, Ariz. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/8/2008.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jonas Gavin, 68, a laborer for Hudson Construction, died Monday, April 19, 2004, in Medart. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at Richardson Cemetery in Crawfordville. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139). The funeral cortege will assemble at noon EDT at 368 Lower Bridge Road in Crawfordville. Survivors include three sisters, Ruby Webster (and husband Raymond) and Pearl Howard (and husband Herman), both of Crawfordville, and Rosa Mae Arnold of Tallahassee; four brothers, Harold, Herman (and wife Wanda) and Melvin Gavin, both of Crawfordville, and Richard Gavin of Tallahassee; a godson, Jonas M. Gavin (son of Herman W. Gavin Jr.); a sister-in-law, Vera M. Gavin of Crawfordville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/22/2004.
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Joseph Jerome Gavin, 27, a cosmetologist, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Rocky Mount Church of Christ in Crawfordville, with burial at Mount Olive No. 1 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Grant Richardson Jr. Memorial Chapel at Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144). Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardsoncares.org. He was a native of Tallahassee and a former resident of Crawfordville. He attended Mount Olive No. 1 Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Survivors include his mother, Angela Belinda Rosier; his father, Joseph Lee Gavin; paternal grandmother, Rebecca Gavin; godmother, Cynthia King; godfather, Wendell King; two godsisters; sisters, Tiffany Gavin, Chandra Gavin (Charlie) and Tamelia Gavin; brothers, Cedric Gavin (Adrian), Brian Gavin (Sherelle) and Theotis Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/20/2007 - 9/27/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Rebecca Gavin, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, October 7, at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) is handling arrangements. She is survived by five daughters, Flora Parris, Jessie Franklin, both of Tallahassee, Ruth Jacobs (Ennis) of Crawfordville, Annie Jones of Columbia, S.C., and Patrica Smith (Rhumell) of Tampa; four sons, Joseph Gavin of Atlanta, Ga., Charlie Hall of Tallahassee, John D. Gavins of Madison, Fla., and J.C. Gavin of Lakeland; a sister, Mosel Madison of Crawfordville; and two godsisters, Ella Mae Taylor and Lola Oliver, both of Crawfordville.; She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosa Gavin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/6/2007.
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Crawfordville - Rosie Lee Harvey Gavin, 85, a retired cook, died Saturday, June 14, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with Elder Alice Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Richardson Cemetery. The funeral cortege will assemble at 10:15 a.m. EDT Saturday at 368 Lower Bridge Road in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care Inc., 101 E. Fourth Ave. (878-4144), and on Saturday from 10 a.m. EDT until the service at the church. Online visitors may sign the guest register atwww.richardsons-funeralcare.com. She was a native of Crawfordville and a member of Burney's Temple First Born Church of the Living God in Crawfordville and the church mothers board. Survivors include three daughters, Ruby Lee Webster (and husband Raymond) and Pearlie Ann Howard (and husband Herman), both of Crawfordville, and Rosa Mae Arnold (and husband Perman) of Tallahassee; five sons, Jonas Gavin, Harold O'Neal Gavin (and wife Frances), Herman Gavin (and wife Wanda) and Melvin Gavin, all of Crawfordville, and Richard Gavin of Tallahassee; an adopted grandson, Gary Angelo Simmons; a great-aunt, Mother Alice Jackson of Tallahassee; an uncle, Joshua Harvey (and wife Alberta) of Sopchoppy; 31 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/19/2003.
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Ada Gay, 72, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, James "Jimmy" Gay. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Mrs. Gay was a Protestant. She was the former owner of Hancock Junkyard and Double J Exotic Birds and Hubcaps. She is also survived by three daughters, Marie A. Smith of Carrabelle, Mary E. Kelly (and husband Roy) of Tallahassee and Peggy S. Elrod (and husband William) of Crawfordville; two sisters, Nettie Kiesche of Hickson, Tenn., and Betty Schimek of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/22/2004.
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LAKE CITY - Patti Jo Gaylard, 69, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 17, 2006. She was the beloved wife of Loyd Evan Gaylard. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. James Roberts will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1989 U.S. Highway 441, Lake City, FL. Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home (386-752-1954), 3596 S. U.S. Highway 441, Lake City, is handling arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at www.gatewayforestlawn.com. Mrs. Gaylard was born Oct. 20, 1936, to Mr. John Ralph and JoAnn McIntyre Lee, of San Antonio, Texas, now deceased. She was a longtime member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Lake City and retired after 20 years of service from Southern Bell. Mrs. Gaylard was an enthusiastic supporter of the Columbia High School Tigers and the Clemson University Tigers, and she loved the ocean. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was much loved by everyone who knew her. Mrs. Gaylard had an infectious laugh and a legendary wit. Most of all, she had a unique ability to make others feel special and to draw others to her. Other survivors include a daughter, Terri C. Harrison (and Danny) of Tallahassee; three sons, Joseph M. Cruce Jr. of Crawfordville, Jeffery L. Cruce (and Wendy) of Charleston, S.C., and Loyd Andrew Gaylard (and Dana) of Lake City; and seven grandchildren, Christopher and Logan Harrison, both of Tallahassee, Heyward and Mackenzie Cruce, both of Charleston, and Drew, Dara and Max Gaylard, all of Lake City. She was preceded in death by her beloved friend of 47 years, Thera Mae Sands of Lake City. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/24/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Henry B. "Buddy" Geriner III, 75, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Carol Geriner. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Friday at Porterfield United Methodist Church in Albany, Ga. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. He was a native of Georgia. He was an insurance agent for 40 years and a golf pro. He worked in the Pro Shop at Wildwood Golf Course for the last year and a half. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Other survivors include two sons, Chris Geriner of Savannah, Ga., and John Stuart Geriner (and wife Lee) of Albany; a stepson, Al Pilcher (and wife Sandi) of Ocilla, Ga.; a daughter, Lynn McAuliffe (and husband Pat) of Acworth, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Zonda Petty (and husband Dan) of St. Marys, Ga.; two brothers, W.H. Geriner (and wife Linda) and Richard Geriner (and wife Betty), both of Savannah; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Butler Geriner II, and his mother, Clara Henges Geriner. He will be missed by many family members and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2006.
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Allen Roston "Pete" Gerrell, 74, died Friday, August 3, 2007, doing what he loved most, traveling with his beloved wife Terri, and their malamute, Kiva. Respecting Pete's wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Getz Funeral Home in New Mexico (505-526-2419) handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, people wishing to remember Pete might consider making a donation to the University of Florida Foundation, (to continue his work preserving the history and culture of the turpentine industry). Donations should be made payable to UFL ? SHARE and sent to UF/IFAS, P.O. Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410. Pete was a sixth generation native of Wakulla County. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He retired from the City of Tallahassee Utilities Department after 27 years of service, and continued to work for a number of years as an electrical engineer. Pete was a rugged individualist, a staunch supporter of private property rights and as decent and honest a man as you could ever hope to meet. Pete's passion was the woods and the history of the turpentine and forestry industries in the southeastern United States. He authored two books: "Naval Stores (Turpentine) Industry" and "Old Trees" and started a publishing company, SYP Publishing. He was considered a resident expert on local history and owned a vast collection of artifacts with his wife. Like many Gerrells, he was a tree farmer and a life-long avid hunter and outdoorsman. When Pete's grandsons wanted to hunt or fish, they asked their daddy to take them to ?P-pa's Pines'. Pete is survived by his wife, Terri; his five children, Allen, Christy, Cathy, Mike and Dan. He has three siblings: sister, Marilee Butler; brother, Dale (and wife Dee); and brother, Lawson (and wife, Jadon). Pete was also blessed with 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/18/2007.
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WOODVILLE - Jessie French Gerrell, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). She was a member of White Primitive Baptist Church. She descended from two pioneer families, the Hall and French families. Survivors include a daughter, Marilee Butler (and husband Ermon); three sons, Pete Gerrell (and wife Terri), Dale Gerrell (and wife Dee) and Lawson Gerrell (and wife Jadon); 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Gerrell. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/22/2002 - 12/23/2002.
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Karen Gordy Gerrell, 63, a retired teacher who had worked at Woodville Elementary School for 31 1/2 years, died Thursday May 29, 2003. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308; the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303; Woodville Elementary School, 9373 Woodville Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32305; or a favorite charity. Ms. Gerrell had retired from the Department of Education, was formerly employed by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and had worked in real estate. She was a former member of Gamma Phi Beta, where she served as chapter advisor for many years. She served on the Board of Directors at Envision Credit Union for 27 years and was a charter member of the Jonquil Garden Club Circle, where she served as the first chairman. She was an accomplished floral designer and an avid bridge player. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Karen will be remembered most for her kindness and her giving spirit in the life she lived. Survivors include a son, Dan Gerrell of Orlando; her mother, Margaret J. Gordy of Tallahassee; a sister, Linda G. Cooksey (and husband Terry) of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Alicia Pachucki of Tallahassee and Holly Harrell of Crawfordville; two aunts, Irene J. Todd and Doris J. Maige, both of Tallahassee; two nephews, Lang Cooksey and Carl Cooksey, both of Tallahassee; a niece, Helen C. Arrington (and husband Thomas) of Tallahassee; a great-nephew, Wyatt Arrington of Tallahassee; and a great-niece, Logan Arrington of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. "Bill" Gordy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/31/2003.
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PANACEA - Janie Lucille "Ludi" Gibbs, 54, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at her father's home in Sopchoppy. A memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Grimes Cemetery, Railroad Avenue in west Sopchoppy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. Born in Apalachicola in April of 1952, she was the second and last daughter of Albert and Jane Grimes. She was raised and attended school in Tallahassee. She lived in Crawfordville for 20 years where, along with her former husband, Mike Smith, she co-founded Residential Lifts (now Residential Elevators) of Crawfordville. The last 10 years she made her home in Ochlockonee Bay and Panacea. Lucille was a talented artisan and excelled in the woodworking inlay discipline of marquetry, which earned her notoriety, awards and respect from the American Marquetry Society for her hand-cut pictures She is survived by her husband, Grady L. Gibbs; her father, Albert L. Grimes; two sons, Nick Roberts of Tallahassee and Austin Smith of Panama City; two grandsons, Jimmy and Jacob Roberts of Tallahassee; and her sister, Linda Marie Gunter of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her mother. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2006.
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YULEE - Pansy L. Gilbert, 70, a homemaker formerly of Crawfordville, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in Jacksonville. The service will be at 6 p.m. EDT today at the chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach (904-261-3644). Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT Friday at Bonnett Pond Cemetery in Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/11/2003
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MONTICELLO - Flora Bell Tucker Gilchriest, 89, a homemaker, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at home. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. She will be memorialized by cremation. The viewing will be from 2 to 7:30 p.m. EST Friday at Tillman Funeral Home (850-997-5553) in Monticello. She was a native and lifelong resident of Monticello, where she was a member of Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Samuel Gilchriest (and wife Shirley) of West Palm Beach; three granddaughters, LoriAnn Gilchriest of Monticello and Tamara Gilchriest and Monica Kee, both of West Palm Beach; two grandsons, Terry Davis of Orlando and Jamara Gilchriest of West Palm Beach; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel "Bubba" Gilchriest, and her daughter, Lonnie Jean Gilchriest Davis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/23/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Herman H. Gill, 62, a retired senior electrical engineer for the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Gill. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Central Baptist Church, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 10 Powell Lane, Crawfordville, FL 32327. He was born in Xenia, Ohio, and was a resident of Crawfordville for six years after moving from Tallahassee. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Debra (and husband Steve) and Linda (and husband Chris); three grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-granddaughters, two granddaughters-in-law; two brothers, Richard (and wife Sandy) and Mike (and wife Nami); nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene Oney Gill. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/23/2003 - 10/24/2003
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Jeffrey Allen Gilliard, 41, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002. Private services will be held. Fairchild Burial & Cremation Services (386-8686) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Association of State Troopers, 2061 Delta Way, Tallahassee, FL 32303. A native of Tallahassee, he had lived in Crawfordville since 1983. A 1979 graduate of North Florida Christian School, he worked at D.O.E.S. Inc. in Tallahassee. Survivors include his wife, Linda F. Gilliard of Crawfordville; a son, Matthew Snyder of Crawfordville; his mother, Alma R. Wilkey of Tallahassee; and a brother, Michael Gilliard of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/15/2002.
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Emory W. Gissendanner, 84, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EST Thursday with burial at Westview Cemetery with full military honors in Moultrie, Ga. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Mr. Gissendanner also retired from Haverty's Furniture. Survivors include three brothers, Vernon "Corky" Gissendanner and Donald Gissendanner, both of Columbia, S.C., and William Gissendanner of Florence, S.C.; and two nephews, Donnie Hughes of Crawfordville and Tommy Hughes of Hartford, Ala. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2002.
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QUINCY - Ricky Daniel Gleaton, 45, who was employed by Quincy Joist, died Friday, April 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sandra Gleaton. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Sunday at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529). Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International Talquin Camp, P.O. Box 1332, Quincy, FL 32351. Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Renee Gleaton of Quincy; his parents, Joe and Mary Gleaton of Quincy and Doris Ray of Ocala; six sisters, Jolanda Givens (and husband Richard) and Sara Elizabeth Jink (and husband Les), both of Tallahassee, Willa Diane Miller (and husband Calvin) of Valdosta, Ga., Tammy Pope (and husband Eddie) and Sharman Duke (and husband Allen), both of Quincy, and Becky Green (and husband Frank) of Bainbridge, Ga.; his father- and mother-in-law, Hubert and Evelyn Sadler of Quincy; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Vause (and wife Shelia); a sister-in-law, Debra Hurst; a special niece, Hanna Pope; and numerous friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/19/2003.
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WOODVILLE - Martha Sue Glover, 54, who retired after 30 years with the Department of Revenue, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in Tallahas-see. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Leanard Norman Glover. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Cody Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wacissa. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home of Crawfordville (850-926- 3333) is handling arrangements. She was born in Panama City and was a lifelong resident of Woodville. She was a loving mother, wife, aunt, sister and friend. Other survivors include two daughters, Sheila Bell (and husband George) of Tallahassee and Stacy Glover of Woodville; a brother, Henry Odis Kearse of Woodville; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Kearse and John Dudley Gramling. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 7/29/2005 - 7/30/2005.
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SOPCHOPPY - Jacqueline Denise Godbolt, 27, a teacher's assistant for New Life Day Care Center, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Sopchoppy, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EST Friday at the chapel of Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139). She lived most of her life in Sopchoppy and was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven. Survivors include her parents, Willie B. Godbolt and Mildred Godbolt; two sons, Jazon'te Hicks and Jamarion Godbolt; a daughter, Jaselyn Hicks; a brother, Kenneth Godbolt; and two sisters, Tracie Godbolt and Carolyn Godbolt-Rosier. All are of Sopchoppy. She is also survived by a host of cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/17/2005.
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Billy A. Godwin Sr., a retired salesman, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Betty K. Godwin. The service will be at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native of Bainbridge, Ga., he had lived in Tallahassee since 1954. He retired after many years with Sunbeam and Merita bread companies. Other survivors include a daughter, Marcilla Dyke Snyder of Crawfordville; a brother, Jacky Godwin of Pensacola; four grandchildren, Shawn Dyke and Kimberly Dyke, both of Tallahassee, Ricky Dyke Jr. of Crawfordville and Stacy Godwin of Anchorage, Alaska; and a granddaughter, Novalee Andrews of Anchorage. He was preceded in death by his son, Billy A. Godwin Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/23/2003.
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BRISTOL - Dorothy Godwin, 76, a retired lunchroom manager for the Liberty County school board, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Blountstown First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown, with burial at Mitchum Cemetery in Bristol. Adams Funeral Home in Bristol (850-674-5449) is handling arrangements. Survivors include two sons, Emory Godwin (and wife Lisa) of Blountstown and Alvin Godwin Jr. (and wife Patsy) of Bristol; a daughter, Fay Jones (and husband Albert) of Crawfordville; three sisters, Maedell Parker of Bristol, Ada Burnett of Tallahassee and Clara Shuler of Hosford; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild . Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2004.
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WOODVILLE - Mae Dell Goff, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Medart. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Tuesday at Woodville United Methodist Church, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville is handling arrangements. She was born in Wakulla County and was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee and Woodville. She is survived by three sons, Clayton Dial Weaver (and wife Shirley) of Crawfordville, Boyd Franklin Weaver of Panama City and Thomas Pinkey Weaver of Woodville; a daughter, Naomi Jeanette Bush of Wewahitcka; a sister, Betty Yvonne Taylor of Havana; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/24/2005.
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Mary Angela Goke, 68, a seamstress, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at St. Stephen's Protomartyr Catholic Church in Woodville. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191) is handling arrangements. She had been a resident of Tallahassee for the last 12 years. She was a member of St. Stephen's Protomartyr Catholic Church, as well as the Women's Guild of St. Stephen's. She is survived by two sons, John Goke and Chris Goke, both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Roberta O'Neil of Japan and Carmen Barr of Tallahassee; four sisters, Belle Ortega, Delia Garcia, Gloria Arellano and Julia Scott; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Eloisa Moore. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/14/2004.
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PANACEA - Charles Amos Golden, 65, a self-employed auto mechanic, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in Medart. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Thelma Lois Golden. No services are planned. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. He was born in White County Tenn., and was a resident of Panacea since 1987. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. other survivors include a son, John Edward Golden (and wife Sherri) of Orlando; a stepson, Bobby Neal Pittman of Barnesville, Ga.; two daughters, Anita Divers (and husband Buddy) and Emily Johanna Golden both of Orlando; a stepdaughter, Renee Pittman (and husband David) of Fayetteville, Ga.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 2/4/2007 - 2/5/2007.
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Ettie Mae Harvey Wade Golden, 100, died Monday, May 29, 2006, in Quincy. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at Oak City Assembly of God, with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-893-4177). Ms. Ettie was a lifelong resident of Leon County. She was a member of Oak City Assembly of God in Tallahassee and had retired from the state of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as a title examiner. She leaves behind a loving family who will miss her immensely. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine H. Wallace; 11 grandchildren, which includes a granddaughter, JoAnn Hendry, who lovingly cared for Ms. Ettie; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Ms. Ettie was preceded in death by her husband, William Oscar Harvey; a son, Vernander Harvey; and a daughter, Inez Wood. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/31/2006.
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Margaret Lee Cromartie Golden, 57, died Thursday, March 25, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Golden. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at China Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at the church. Ivey Funeral Home in Quincy (627-1956) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include a son, Bernard Golden (and wife Otisha) of Powder Springs, Ga.; three daughters, Kimberly Golden of Marietta, Ga., and Allison Golden Herring (and husband Nicholas) and Melissa Golden, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Willie C. Cromartie (and wife Charlotte) of Tallahassee; four sisters, Louise Fraizer (and husband Benny) of Hollywood, Mary Cromartie Hamilton (and husband Elder James Hamilton) of Panama City and Sandra Cromartie Johnson (and husband Curtis) and Geneva Cromartie Bishop, both of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/1/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE: Eula Frances Core Goodman, 66, of 3619 Sprinil Rd, died Thursday at home. The service will be at 10 a.m. at Hayden Road Assembly of God Church in Tallahassee with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery in Wakulla County. Visitation will be from 7 to 9p.m. today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and was a member of Branch Street Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Goodman of Tallahassee; two sons, Thomas Kenny Goodman and William Craige Goodman, both of Tallahassee; two sisters, Blye Thomas of Crawfordville and Eunice Porter of Palatka; and three grandchildren. . Published in The Wakulla News January 5, 1989.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard Warren Goodman, 81, an artist, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Reba Goodman. A private family remembrance of his life was at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926- 3333). A graveside service followed at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. The eulogy was given by Jeffrey Hunter, and Father James MacGee officiated. Born in Detroit, Richard Goodman spent the first 16 years of his life in an orphanage in Lackawanna, N.Y. As a young man, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he planted trees and built rock buildings in national parks, most of which still stand. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, traveling back and forth across U-Boat Alley, where his ship eventually sunk. He survived two weeks in a lifeboat, where he was badly sunburned causing lifelong skin problems. After the war, he worked for the automobile industry in Detroit as the youngest foreman in its history. He then moved to Tampa, where he worked for Stauffer Chemical Co. After his retirement, he studied art and became a master artist. With his wife Reba, he opened and operated a successful art gallery. They sold paintings by many artists, but produced most themselves. Retiring again, they made their home in Crawfordville. Other survivors include two children by his first wife, Alice Dwiggins, Paul Goodman (and wife Colletta) and MarySue Belluomini (and husband Umberto and their sons, Brandon and Giuliano). Over the years of this marriage, they also cared for upwards of 40 foster children. He is also survived by a nephew, Rick Goodman (and wife Deb and their daughter, Catherine); a stepdaughter, Jamie Martinez (and husband Angel); a stepson, Jeffrey Hunter (and wife Lois and their daughter, Raphaela); and two nieces-in-law, Peggy Longanecker and Delores Knowles. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Dwiggins. He left footprints. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/25/2005.
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Frances Hatcher Gordy, 84, who retired from Rose Printing Co., died Thursday, March 25, 2004. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST 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. EST Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. Survivors include three sons, Jesse W. Brady (and wife Carolyn) of Crawfordville, Ronnie Brady (and wife Ellie) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Randy King (and wife Geri) of Huntsville, Ala.; two daughters, Annie Bennitt (and husband John) of Crawfordville and Louise Henard of Woodville; a brother, Collice Hatcher (and wife Jackie) of Havana; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/26/2004.
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PANACEA - Mamie J. Goss, 94, who had worked in the seafood industry, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in Tallahassee. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Friday at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a member of the Panacea First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Amanda Hodges of Quincy; four grandchildren, Linda Burke, Patrick Hodges, Charlotte Yvonne Parker and William "Bill" Hodges; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Sherman Goss. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/16/2003.
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PANACEA - Zeke Spencer Gossett, 22, a worker in the construction industry, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. He was born in Poteau, Oklahoma and was a resident of Panacea for 17 years. He was a Christian. He is survived by his father, Benjamin Gossett of Oklahoma, his mother, Gayla Espiritu of Panacea, a brother, Cody Tackett of Ashdown, Ark., two sisters, Amber Godden of Crawfordville and Misty Hall of Panacea, three nephews, Keith, Austin and Dylan Godden, and many friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/19/2007.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Joan A. Gowdy, 65, who retired as a gift-shop and soda-fountain manager for Wakulla Springs Lodge, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Gernard Gowdy. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333) is handling arrangements. She was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and was of the Catholic faith. Other survivors include a daughter, Beverly G. Story of Crawfordville; a son, Charles Duncan (and wife Kathy) of Crawfordville; a brother, Joseph Amato of Annapolis, Md.; three grandchildren, April Rester (and husband Lanny), Stacy Duncan and Eric Self; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Clint Rester; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/15/2004.
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Crawfordville - Matthew David "Matt" Gowdy, 28, a carpenter for Southeastern Fence and Deck, died Friday, June 13, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 4:30 p.m. EDT Sunday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville and a 1993 graduate of Wakulla High School. He was a member of Crawfordville First Baptist Church. Survivors include Melanie Harrell and their two sons, Wesley Gowdy and Dalton Gowdy, both of Crawfordville; his father, Duane Gowdy of Crawfordville; his mother and stepfather, Cynthia and Lee Highsmith of Crawfordville; three sisters, Lucy Laird, Katie McDonald and Mindy Ayer, all of Crawfordville; two brothers, Josh McDonald and Matt Helms, both of Crawfordville; a niece, Ashley Laird of Crawfordville; and his paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Evelyn Gowdy of Crawfordville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Wesley Carter of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/14/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Rosa Jo Gowdy, 66, who was a cosmetologist, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Gowdy. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Resource Center of Tallahassee, P.O. Box 3553, Tallahassee, FL 32315, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a hairdresser in Tallahassee for 21 years before going on to teach cosmetology for 20 years at Lively Technical Center. She served on the state Board of Cosmetology for eight years and retired from Lively in 1997. She was raised in and loved Carrabelle and visited there often. She is also survived by three stepsons, Richard F. Gowdy (and wife Judi) of Fort Lauderdale and Rusty Gowdy (and wife Jenny) and Keith Gowdy (and wife Mary), all of Crawfordville; two sisters, Anne Smith of Tallahassee and Louise Sherrod of Thomasville, Ga.; and seven stepgrandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/16/2004.
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Elsie Pettigrew Graddy, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home-Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. The viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at the funeral home's chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Elsie was born in Forsythe, Ga., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1946. Along with her husband Rufus, they owned and operated Graddy's All Traffic Service Station for 35 years. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church and the Tallahassee Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, and founder of the Thomas County Ladies Basketball League. Elsie was the winner of several beauty pageants, including Miss Thomasville 1938. She assisted her husband with the Tallahassee Shrine Club Road Runners trips for burn victims. She is survived by a son, Rufus Alan Graddy (and wife Gina) of Mashes Sands; a daughter, Bunny Sims (and husband Buddy) of Tallahassee; and two grandsons, David M. Sims of Tallahassee and Ryan Graddy of Mashes Sands. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Rufus Graddy. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/22/2006 - 10/23/2006.
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James Kenneth Graddy, 84, who owned Graddy's Gulf Service on S. Monroe Street for 45 years, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 55 and a half years, Jerri. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Mr. Graddy was a native of Vidalia, Ga., and grew up in Carrabelle. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Other survivors include his daughter, Daphne Christie (and husband Billy) of Wakulla County; his son, Richard Graddy (and wife Beverly) of Tallahassee; his sister, Melba Strong of Quincy; his brother, Rufus Graddy (and wife Elsie) of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Cole Graddy, Amber Christie and Clay Christie; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 1/12/2005 - 1/13/2005.
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Mrs. J. P. Grant Claimed by Death, Final Rites Today Funeral services were to be held this afternoon for Mrs J P Grant, 68, member of a pioneer Florida family who passed away at the home of her son, Paul Grant, here Tuesday. Services were to be held in the Sopchoppy Baptist church. The Rev O M Revell and the Rev Luther Rice Christie were to officiate. Mrs Grant, the former Miss Myra Roberts, was born Sept. 30, 1870, in Sopchoppy and spent virtually her entire life there. She moved here recently. Among the survivors are three sons, Paul, J A and S A Grant, local furniture dealers; four daughters, Mrs A G Berry of this city, Mrs Grace Dominy of Orlando, Mrs Winnie Touchton of Jacksonville and Mrs Marcia Vause of Arran. Three brothers, E C, Thomas and J M Roberts, all of Sopchoppy and one sister, Mrs J A Hodge, also of Sopchoppy. Pallbearers for the rites are B K Roberts, Robert Ashmore, O M Ashmore, Hermas Roberts, Karl Roberts and Clarence Langston. Published in the Tallahassee Daily Democrat on Nov. 23, 1938.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Virginia Linton Lawhon Grant, 75, a homemaker, died, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Panama City. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with burial at Aaran Cemetery. Family will receive friends after the service at the home of Albert and Benita Worrell. She was a member of Medart Assembly of God Church. She was an avid fisherwoman. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Lawhon Davis (and husband Richard) of Crawfordville; two sisters, Benita Worrell of Medart and Judith Gilbert of New York City; two grandchildren, Katelyn Davis and Taylor Davis, both of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Troy Davis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/18/2004
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MONTICELLO - Lena Burt Grantham, 75, a mother and homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Waukeenah Methodist Church, with interment at Waukeenah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (850-997-5612). Mrs. Grantham was born in Waukeenah and had lived all of her life in Jefferson County. She was a member of the Waukeenah United Methodist Church. Lena Burt is survived by a son, Blane Tatum (and wife Kelly) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Louise Jones (and husband Bob) of Monticello; and seven grandchildren, Cody Tatum and Michael Cooper of Crawfordville and Roy, Lacy, Nicholas, Nathan and Sam Jones, all of Waukeenah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam P. Grantham Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/27/2006.
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Havana - Betty Louise Graves, 63, a homemaker and mother, died Friday, July 11, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Roger Graves. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. She was a Baptist. She was also an avid bowler and enjoyed painting, crafts and gardening. Other survivors include a son, Gary Gaines of North Carolina; two daughters, Darla Eubanks of Havana and Bernice Porter of Woodville; a sister, Karen Schafer of Tallahasse; three brothers, George Franklin Pettis of South Carolina, James A. Pettis of Tallahassee and Billy G. Pettis of Crawfordville; four grandchildren; 23 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and -nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/12/2003.
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Cynthia "Cindy" D. Graves, 36, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at her home surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband, Marc Graves The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Cindy was employed by Parkway Wrecker Service Inc. for 19 years. She loved life, her family and driving the drag car her dad, Junior Barnes, built. She used to talk about how she loved it when she would take Susie Q down to the track. She did not know anything but putting the "pedal to the metal," and her spirit of adventure and her desire to win was evident anytime she was at the wheel. Cindy and her husband, Marc, her family and her friends loved riding four-wheelers as much as she loved being on the track. Other survivors include a daughter, Brandi Meacham of Tallahassee; her mother and stepfather, Daisy and Preston Carter of Tallahassee; her stepmother, Alma Barnes of Tallahassee; a brother and sister-in-law, Frankie and Kathy Barnes of Tallahassee; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Rodney Corley of Tallahassee; a stepsister, Shannon Smith of Philadelphia; her mother-in-law, Yvette Graves of Tallahassee; her father-in-law, Fred Graves (and Carolyn) of Lake Butler; two stepsisters-in-law, Priscilla Knight and Cathy McDaniel, both of Lake Butler; a stepbrother-in-law, Mac Douglas of Lake Butler; two stepbrothers, Andy Branch of Tallahassee and Ernie Branch of Crawfordville; three stepsisters, Rite Asbell of Quincy, Jeanine Sanders of Tallahassee and Johnna Branch of Moulton, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Junior Barnes, and her brother, David Carter. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/19/2006 - 8/20/2006.
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The Rev. Joe Gray, 96, who was a retired automobile mechanic and painter for Proctor Dealership, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice W. Lynn-Gray. The service will be at noon EST Saturday at Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Old City Cemetery. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrangements. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was a member of Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church. He served faithfully as a member of Macedonia Primitve Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in 1979. At Griffin Chapel, he served as an assistant pastor. Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Debra Lynn and Gwendolyn Lynn, both of Tallahassee; a stepgrand son, Michael Lynn of Tallahassee; two nieces, Nora Hendrix of Denver and Gladys Gray of Washington, D.C.; a great-niece, Sabrina Pope of Nashville, Tenn.; two great-nephews, John Henry Anderson III of Tallahassee and Andre Anderson of Atlanta; a goddaughter, Annie Mae Austin of Tallahassee; and a host of other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/6/2003.
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WARNER ROBINS - Myrtle Wells Gray, 97, formerly of Quincy, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at the Summerhill Nursing Home in Perry after a long illness. A memorial service was Sunday at the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins (478-953-1478), with Steve Morgan Jr. officiating. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Hill Crest Cemetery in Quincy. Memorial contributions may be made to Henderson Baptist Church, Elko, Ga., or the disaster relief fund of the American Red Cross, 346 Corder Road, Warner Robins, GA. Visitors may sign the online register book at www.mcculloughfh.com. Mrs. Gray, a native of Greensboro, moved to Warner Robins in 1986, where she lived until she was admitted to Summerhill in 2003. She was a homemaker and grocery store owner/operator and worked in retail for several years before retiring from IGA Inc., in 1968. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Centerville, Ga. Mrs. Gray was the widow of the late Floyd M. Gray and the daughter of the late Henry Wells and late Chaffa Green Wells. Survivors include a son, Robert Gray (and wife Doris) of Warner Robins; a daughter, Norma G. Wiggins (and husband Fred) of Slidell, La.; six grandchildren, Pamela Morgan (and husband Steve) of Warner Robins, John Gray (and wife Susie) of Centerville, Karen Gray of Macon, Ga., Connie Mosley (and husband Jim) of Warner Robins, Sylvia Nethken (and husband Harley) of Slidell and Bobby Edwards of Asheville, N.C.; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Lee Gray of Bridgeport, W.Va.; two sisters, Sarah Wells of Providence and Edra L. Edwards of Crawfordville; two brothers, Marion H. Wells of Fort Lauderdale and James H. Wells Jr. of Quincy and their respective spouses. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2003.
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Thomas Wilbur Gray, 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at New Hope Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Calvary Tabernacle of the Apostolic Way, 6000 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Mr. Gray was a third-generation, lifelong resident of Leon County. He was a retired well-known home builder and carpenter and was an avid fisherman and hunter. A beloved and genuine man who touched and enlightened many lives, his wit and sense of humor will be remembered by many. Mr. Gray was a charter member of Calvary Tabernacle of the Apostolic Way. Survivors include his beloved children, daughters Arline Traylor, Shelvie Mears, Lavonia Reeves (and husband Asa Reeves) and Katherine Taylor (and husband the Rev. Richard Taylor), and sons the Rev. Clarence D. Gray (and wife Brenda Gray) and Roger Lee Gray, all of Tallahassee; two brothers, Parks L. Gray of Tallahassee and Ralph M. Gray of Sopchoppy; six grandchildren, Timothy Traylor (and wife Julie), Tamara Fountain (and husband Mike), Eric Reeves (and wife Cynthia), Michael Gray (and wife Angela), Debra Bragdon (and husband Tom) and Kayla Taylor; and seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Reeves, Morgan Fountain, Maranda Fountain, Tanner Gray, Brooklyn Gray, Logan Bragdon and Justin Bragdon. Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Annie Mae Douglas Gray; a son, Douglas Gray; a granddaughter, Michele Dawn Gray, and her mother, Joan Rednour Gray; and a son-in-law, James H. Traylor. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/7/2003.
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CONCORD - Arthur Emmett Green, 80, who retired as chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at his home. The graveside service with full military honors will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Concord Cemetery in Havana. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Faith Funeral Home (850-539-4300) in Havana. Memorial contributions may be made to The Price of Freedom Veterans Memorial, Town of Havana, P.O. Box 1068, Havana, FL 32333-1068, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Online guests may sign the register atwww.faithfuneralhome.com. He was born on March 1, 1924, in Sopchoppy to Oscar and Elise Green. After retiring as a chief petty officer in the Navy, Mr. Green moved to Concord. He drove a school bus and was a farmer. He was also a Baptist. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sallie Marie Barber Green; a son, Arthur "Buddy" Green of Concord; three daughters, Phyllis D. Strahan of Fitzgerald, Ga., and Sandra M. Johnson and Bertha Vickers, both of Concord; two brothers, Emory Green of Sopchoppy and Frank Metcalf of Shell Point; two sisters, Cora Lee Hay of Tallahassee and Pearl Payne of Groveland; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Asa Clayton Green, 75, an accountant for Leon County, died Sunday, July 30, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Jean Green. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a lifelong resident of Crawfordville. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran and a Baptist. Other survivors include a daughter, Sherri Wester (and husband Bert) of Tallahassee, and two grandchildren, Maggie Elizabeth Wester and Donald Asa Wester. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/2/2006.
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Crawfordville - Daniel Dale Green, 47, of Crawfordville, an officer for the Tallahassee Police Department, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Green. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Lakewood Baptist Church, 372 Capital Circle S.W. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Dale's memory to Lakewood Baptist Church, 372 Capital Circle S.W., Tallahassee, FL 32310. A native of Tallahassee, he had lived in and around Tallahassee all of his life. Dale was active in his church. He was a lover of music, fishing and camping. He joined the Tallahassee Police Department in 1989 as a patrol officer. He served as field training officer and was on the TAC Team. He was promoted to sergeant in 1996, served as sniper team leader, COPP Squad Sergeant and K-9 team sergeant. At the time of his death he was field training sergeant. He was a firearms instructor, a range master and a member of the TPD Pistol Team. Other survivors include two sons, Daniel "Ryan" Green and William Green; a daughter, Kristen Green; his parents, Daniel R. and Betty Green; a sister, Joni Brooks; and his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Norma Brown. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/16/2002.
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Crawfordville - Daniel Ralph Green, 73, who had retired as a teacher for Leon County, died Sunday, July 27, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Jo Oaks Green. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Lakewood Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Aaron Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church Teen Ministry, 372 Capital Circle S.W., Tallahassee, FL 32305, or Wakulla County Historical Society, P.O. Box 151, Crawfordville, FL 32326. A native of Crawfordville, he lived and taught school in Leon County from 1958 to 1985. Green was on active duty in Korea in 1952, becoming sergeant first class before his discharge in 1953. Following his retirement from the Leon County school system, he returned to Crawfordville to live and work on small engines at his home. An active member of Lakewood Baptist Church for 24 years, he enjoyed serving in the bus ministry for most of those years. He also spent a lot of time helping the Wakulla County Historical Society. Other survivors include a daughter, Joni Green Brooks of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Kristen Green Collier of Tallahassee and Daniel Ryan Green and William Michael Green, both of Crawfordville; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Green of Crawfordville; four sisters, Annie P. Duke of Blountstown, Catherine Daniels of Tallahassee and Beulah Andrew (and husband Frank R. "Bo") and Esther Moneyhan, both of Crawfordville; four brothers, Robert Green of Crawfordville, Charles Green (and wife Pat) of Tallahassee, Ira Pasco Green of Las Vegas, Nev., and Otha Douglas "Mac" Green (and wife Anne) of Sugar Hill, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Dot Oaks; two brothers- and sisters-in-law, Dan and Barbara Oaks of Crawfordville and Jack and Sally Oaks Hirschmann of Port Ludlow, Wash.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Persephone Laird Green; an older brother, Albert Green; his youngest sister, Linda Green Gray; and his only son, Officer Dale Green, formerly of the Tallahassee Police Department. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/29/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Emma "Jean" Green, 75, a registered nurse, died Thursday, March 8, 2007. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Whiddon Lake Road Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the TMH Cancer Center Foundation, 1300 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She is survived by her father, Claude Medlock of Crawfordville; her daughter, Sharon "Sherri" Wester (and husband Bert); her grandchildren, Donnie and Maggie Wester, both of Tallahassee; and a sister, Pat Sims (and husband Larry) of Naples. She was preceded in death by her husband, Asa Green, who had lived in Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/9/2007.
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SOPCHOPPY - James Emory Green, 79, an auto mechanic for 44 years, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in his home. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Tommie Mae Green. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church, with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. The viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). He was a native of Sopchoppy and a Baptist. He was a charter member of the Sopchoppy Lions Club. He was always there to help someone in need and was loved by all. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Other survivors include three daughters, Kathy Strubble (and husband Butch) of Tallahassee, Christie Holland of Tallahassee and Suzanne Stoutamire (and husband Scott) of Blue Creek; two sisters, Cora Lee Hay of Tallahassee and Pearl Payne of Tavares; a brother, Frank Metcalf (and wife Carolyn) of Oyster Bay; six grandchildren, David Strubble, Rael Young, Laura Holland, Chris Parker, Zachary Stoutamire and Cole Stoutamire; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Strubble; two brothers, A.B. Green and A.E. Green; and a sister, Mattie Metcalf. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/20/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Joseph "Joe" Harper Green, 80, died Friday, July 15, 2005, after an extended bout with cancer. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Zion Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakulla County Chapter of Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Joe was born July 6, 1925, in Ivan. He was a master machinist for more than 25 years, working for Collins Iron Works, the Elberta Crate and Box Co. and operating his own business. In addition to his love of God and family, he was most proud of his service with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of Whiddon Lake Baptist Church and regularly sang. Joe is survived by his wife of 57 years, Annie Kate; five children, Jo Ann Hutchinson (and husband Ron), Alice Wiginton (and husband Richard), Sammy Green (and wife Leona), Kathy Lovett (and husband Mallie) and Penni Griffith (and husband Vernon); a brother, Kenneth Green; a sister, Hilda Stewart; a close and special cousin, Dick Snyder; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Purvis and Mattie Green, and his sisters Alice Green and Bernice Davis. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/17/2005.
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KATHLEEN, GA. - Michael "Lance" Green, 48, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca S. Green. The committal service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Tallahassee Memory Garden. Arrangements were made by Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518). Mr. Green was born Feb. 23, 1958, in Bainbridge, Ga. He was an Army veteran and a sales manager for Blue Ribbon Foods. Originally from Tallahassee, he was a huge Florida State University fan and resided in Kathleen for the past four years. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca S. Green of Kathleen; a daughter, Jennessa D. Green (and fiance Jason Fenn); two sons, Michael L. Green Jr. of Tallahassee, and Brandon L. Russell of Kathleen; two grandchildren, Bryson Cole Green and Shyanne D. Fenn; his mother, Barbara Y. Green of Tallahassee; three sisters, Charlotte A. Sanders (and husband Edward), Tina L. Kirkland, and Susan D. Bailey, all of Tallahassee; her mother-in-law, Betty Minshew; a sister-in-law, Paula Rogers (and husband Dewayne) of Gadsden, Ala.; and numerous nieces, nephews, two great-nieces and one great-nephew, and many, many great friends. His father, Howard E. Green, preceded him in death. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/8/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - James Kenneth "Skinner" Greene, 91, a retired worker for the Department of Transportation, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Cora Morris Greene. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) in Crawfordville, with burial at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include a sister, Hilda Stewart of Crawfordville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Jerry Wayne Greene. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/7/2006.
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Van T. Greene Sr., 72, former owner and operator of Van's Restaurant, died Saturday, July 7, 2007. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Greene Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT Monday at Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy (850-627-7677). He is survived by his son, Van T. Greene Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Hank Hall of Tallahassee; former wife, Mattie Sadberry Greene of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, Jake, Brooke and Jett Hall of Tallahassee; two brothers, Thomas Greene Jr. of Marianna and Harlan Greene of Crawfordville; and two sisters, Willow Greene Ladd of Crawfordville and Martha Greene Connell of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/8/2007.
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Chris Gregory, 36, a self-employed carpenter, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Survivors include his mother, Martha Snowden of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Holli Gregory of Crawfordville; a stepsister, Ashli McCall of Quincy; his maternal grandmother, Jean Vann of Crescent City; and his father, Alex Gregory of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/30/2003.
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BRISTOL - Robert Mack Gregory, 58, a human services worker for Apalachee Youth Camp in Wilma, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in Lake City. The service will be at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday at Peavy Funeral Home chapel in Blountstown (850-674-2266), with burial at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST today at the funeral home. Mr. Gregory was born in Port St. Joe and had lived in Bristol most of his life. He served in the Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Marathon and the Scottish Rite Bodies in Key West. He had been a very active member of the Optimist Club in Marathon and had worked for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his father, Donald Gregory of Bristol; a son, Michael Wayne Gregory of New Orleans, La.; three brothers, Donnie Gregory (and wife Margie) of Deltona, Jimmy Gregory (and wife Glenda) of Wakulla and Jack Gregory (and wife Annie) of Blountstown; seven sisters, Linda Clark and Frankie Hill, both of Tallahassee, Sandra Barfield (and husband Randy), Paula Hyde (and husband J.W.), Dorothy Gregory, Patricia Free (and husband Gene), all of Bristol, and Marsha Stevens (and husband Ronnie) of Blountstown; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Gregory. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/18/2003
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Jerry Louis Grice, 61, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, following a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Tycelia "Tycee" Dalton Grice. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. At Jerry's request, no ties please. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Jerry was born April 25, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Florida at age 2 weeks. He attended Leon High School. He served in the U.S. Navy, participating in the Cuban Crisis. Jerry, with his wife and partner, co-owned and operated Jerry Grice Welding Inc. for more than 34 years. He and his wife shared 41 years of extreme joy, trials and tribulations, and everything in between. Known throughout the world for his metalwork, including sculptures, he also was a bladesmith, making knives as a hobby. He had won several awards at knife shows. He was a member of the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA), actively working on committees with education as his top priority. He served as president of the association from 1994 to 1995. Throughout the years he won numerous awards for his work, including a gold award for the dolphin sculpture behind the Capitol. Working with artist-designer Hugh Nicholson, he welded and put together each dolphin. His love of metal can be seen throughout Tallahassee and other cities around the U.S. Jerry also was a member of the Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA) and the state chapter of the Florida Artist-Blacksmith Association (FABA). He was a member of the Elks Lodge. He was a believer in family participation, working with the Soap Box Derby, both when his children raced and, most recently, with his grandchildren racing. He was a beloved father and adored as "Grumpy" by his grandchildren. Survivors include two children, Louis Keith Grice (and wife Shannon) of Palm Bay and Tonya Asbell (and husband John) of Crawfordville; five grandchildren, Logan, Shelby and Lucas Grice, all of Palm Bay, Christine Asbell of Macon, Ga., and Jordan Asbell of Crawfordville; a great-grandson, Symon Gower of Macon; and a sister-in-law, Janet Dalton Harrison. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/28/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Freddie "Short Leg" Griffin, 57, a retired roofer, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-878-4144), with burial at Southside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. Survivors include his devoted companion, Queen McRae; three sons, Lorenza Griffin (and wife DeShonda), Hayward Griffin (and wife Roshunda) and Freddie Griffin Jr. (and wife Shadonna); two daughters, Tonia Williams (and husband Anthony) and Sonia Griffin (and husband DeAndre); five stepchildren, Diana Blue, Rita Abarbanel, Connie Lindsey, Kenneth Hughes and Derrick Hughes; nine brothers, Julius Griffin, Jessie Robinson, Oscar Wilson, Robert Wilson, Andrew Jefferson, Michael Jefferson, Tilmon Jefferson, Gregory Jefferson and Richard Jefferson; four sisters, Virgie Griffin Blair, Gail Garrett, Wanda Haynes and Barbara Harris; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; seven brothers- and sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/12/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - George Washington Griffin, 80, who retired as a locksmith for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, died Sunday, April 8, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Virgie M. Griffin. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). Mr. Griffin was born in Jasper and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1964. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Other survivors include three sons, Danny Lee Norris of Tallahassee, Randy D. Norris of Alford and Floyd Timothy "MANN "Roberts of Crawfordville; two daughters, Windy Kaye Spears of Atlanta and Ammie Henstbeck of Tallahassee; a sister, Bertha Crum of Sopchoppy; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/10/2007.
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BRANDON - Leslie L. Griffin, 76, of Brandon, FL died March 2, 2004. Mr. Griffin was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Lee Griffin; his parents, Parris and Lucille Griffin, his brother Gibson Griffin, and his sister Ruby Lewis, and her husband Bobby. Survivors include his loving wife Clarice Griffin; daughters Edna Moore, and husband Ken of Jupiter, FL, Carol Griffin of Williamsburg, VA, Becky Griffin Cooper, and husband Clyde of Plant City, FL; sons, John Griffin, and wife Debbie of Gonzales, TX, Ralph Griffin, and wife Theresa of Panacea, FL; grandchildren, Rob, Randy, Mysti, and Kenna Moore; Amaris, Johnny, Jesse, Leah, Elissa, Karissa, Jennifer and Darrian Griffin, and Adam Cooper; brother Robert F. Griffin and wife Abbie Sue; sisters Juanita Gilley and Ann Heath and husband Bill. Mr. Griffin was a member of First Baptist Church of Brandon, an inactive Deacon, former Sunday School teacher, member of many committee?s including Chairman of the Benevolence Committee, Hospital Equipment Committee and alternate Usher. He was a member and Past Master of Brandon Masonic Lodge #114 F&AM, member and Past Patron of Lindsley Chapter 152 Eastern Star, member of Plumbers and Pipefitters local 123. He was retired from Davy Mckee Corporation as a Job Superintendent. He loved God, family and people and was always laughing and talking even after getting so sick. Loved golf, fishing and hunting. Loved his wife and children very much and loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. He appreciated all the good and kind deeds of his friends and of Hospice. He had many special "work" friends who have gone on before him. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5th, 2004 at 4:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N. Parsons St. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment followed at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery where a Masonic Service was conducted. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/28/2004.
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PENSACOLA - Scott Huel Griffin, 37, a systems analyst for Bell South and EDS, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, while vacationing in Negril, Jamaica. He is survived by his wife, Anna Maria Passarelli Griffin. Scott's journey through life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (385-2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com),with burial at Woodland Cemetery in Havana. Florentine Blue Thunder, Ron Merritt and the Rev. Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo will officiate. Family will receive friends immediately following the service at the home of Dorothy Griffin in Havana. Scott found his spirituality through the Lakota Sundance Ceremony on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. It was there where he was adopted by tribal members as a brother and son. He then became one of the leaders of Florentine Blue Thunders Sundance. Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy B. Griffin (and stepfather Jack Bass) of Havana; a sister, Kim D. Griffin (and her partner Ron Merritt) of Panama City; his father, Dwight Huel Griffin (and wife Kay) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Tori Saliba Griffin of Kennesaw, Ga.; two aunts, Gail Jaworski (and husband Stan) of Panama City and Barbara Collier (and husband Bill) of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raffaele and Maria Passarelli of Milan, Italy; and a host of dear cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 11/5/2002 - 11/10/2002.
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WOODVILLE - Valeda Taylor Griffin, 82, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at White Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850- 877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Valeda was a longtime resident of Tallahassee and a member of White Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Len Griffin of Blountstown, Ron Griffin of Crawfordville and Chris Griffin of Baltimore; a daughter, Dale Carroll (and husband Cecil) of Woodville; nine grandchildren, Aubrey, Keith, Craig, Angel, Leslie, Lisa, Nicole, Crystal and Josh; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Griffin. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/9/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Justin Tate Griffiss, the infant son of Marshall and Brandi Griffiss, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Concord Cemetery in the Concord. Family will receive friends Friday at the Griffiss home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 3375 F-201 Capital Circle N.E., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Ronald McDonald House, 712 E. Seventh Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include his maternal grandparents, Roy and Diane Harvell of Havana; his paternal grandparents, Gene Griffiss and Shirley Griffiss, both of Quincy; and his great-grandparents, Hattie Jones and Screven and Lucille Griffiss. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/5/2004.
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CAMILLA - Honorine Virginia Grimsley, 72, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at Mitchell County Hospital. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla (229-336-5111), with the Rev. Richard Trawick officiating. Interment will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, with the Rev. Bill Peavy officiating. Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service Sunday at the funeral home. Born Oct. 5, 1932, in Mayo, Mrs. Grimsley lived in Mayo and Chattahoochee before moving to Camilla in 1969. She worked at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. In Camilla, Mrs. Grimsley owned and operated the B & H Furniture Store with her husband, Sam Barber. After Mr. Barber passed away, she operated the store with her husband, James Grimsley. They retired from the furniture store in 1997. She was a member of Camilla United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary Allen Mathis. Survivors include a son, Allen Lawson of Sneads; two daughters, Windle Edenfield (and husband Dwayne) of Tallahassee and Shirley Eaton (and husband Richard Donald) of Fort Myers; a brother, Joe Mathis (and wife Gloria) of Albany, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Daren and Cory Parramore of Mount Pleasant, Mark Parramore (and wife Becky) of Crawfordville, Paula Glisson of Tallahassee, Julie Edenfield of Marianna, Bert Lawson (and wife Leigh) of Geneva, Ala., Ricky Eaton (and wife Carry) and Barberine Gustkey (and husband Matt), both of Fort Myers; 13 great-grandchildren; four nieces; and her children's father, Hubert Lawson of Sneads. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Sam Barber and James Grimsley; and a daughter, Melva Parramore. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/28/2005.
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Johnny W. Griner, 50, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Griner. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850- 877-8191), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A native of Thomasville, Ga., he had lived in Tallahassee for 30 years. Johnny was formerly employed as a painter by the Leon County School Board and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Other survivors include a son, Chris Lee Griner of Woodville; a daughter, Michele Milligan of Tallahassee; a sister, Barbara Griner of Brunswick, Ga.; a brother, Charles Griner of Thomasville; two half brothers, Ricky Griner and Allan Griner, both of Tallahassee; and three grandchildren, Darcy Milligan, Macey Milligan and Christopher Lee Griner Jr. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Griner. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/7/2005.
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CRYSTAL RIVER - Lucile Reece Roberts Grove, 99, died Thursday, March 27, 2003. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, c/o President, ZTA, 514 W. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (385-2193) is handling arrangements. Lucile was born in Sequatchee, Tenn., and grew up in Tallahassee. She was the daughter of John William Reece Sr. and Laura Richardson Reece. She graduated from Leon High School in 1920, where she was May Queen, and from Florida State College for Women in 1924. She then moved to New York City, where she was a dancer in musical productions for several years. She married Dr. William Clyde Roberts in 1932. Following Dr. Roberts death in 1948, she became an executive for the New York Life Insurance Co. in New York City. She later married Matthew Grove of New York City and, upon retirement, the Groves lived in Miami and Crystal River. She was very active in Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and was a former national president. She is survived by a niece, Jean Whitfield Revell of Tallahassee; a nephew, William K. Whitfield Jr. of Tallahassee; and many grand-nieces and -nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/3/2003
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Troy Guess Jr., 56, a truck driver for Jones Trucking, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Guess. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at Panacea Full Gospel Church, with burial at Debra Nell Cemetery in Spring Creek. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and was a member of Panacea Full Gospel Church. Other survivors include a son, Billy Guess (and wife Shannon) of Cottageville, S.C.; two daughters, Bonnie Shivers (and husband Justin) of Woodville and Connie Guess (and friend Staley Allen) of Panacea; two brothers, George Guess (and wife Rita) of Ocilla, Ga., and Danny Guess (and wife Nell) of Demorest, Ga.; two sisters, Latrelle Miller (and husband Jimmy) of Buford, Ga., and Virginia Waller (and husband Bobby) of Ocilla; and two grandchildren, Hailey Guess and Brooke Allen. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/21/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Gertrude R. Guimaraes, 92, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) will be handling arrangements. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, as well as a member of Beta Sigma Pi. She loved to work in her garden and on her crafts. Survivors include a son, Gil Guimaraes of Shell Point; three grandchildren, Mark Guimaraes of Washington and Kevin Guimaraes and Beth Perry of Tallahassee; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Perry and Emily and Charlotte Guimaraes Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/12/2006.
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Nina M. Gunn, 93, a homemaker, died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Crawfordville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday at New Light Church in Wakulla County, with burial at Aenon Cemetery in Tallahassee. Family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Mrs. Gunn was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Tallahassee and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of New Light Church. Survivors include a daughter, Bertha M. Thompson (and husband Bobby) of Tallahassee; two sons, George Edward Gunn (and wife Betty) of Crawfordville and Kenneth Gunn (and wife Thelma) of Woodville; a brother, Albert C. Hartsfield of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Edward Gunn, and two grandsons, Steve Gunn and Richard "Rick" Thompson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/23/2005.
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Woodville - Rhonda Kirkland Guthrie, 43, a legal secretary, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Gainesville. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at First Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com). Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Sunday School Program, Children's Department, P.O. Box 570, Woodville, FL 32362. A native of Abilene, Texas, and a longtime resident of Panama City, she moved to Tallahassee 26 years ago. She was a legal secretary for McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver and previously worked for Municipal Code Corp. for 21 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodville, where she was a Sunday school teacher in the children's department. Survivors include her husband, Mitchell W. Guthrie; a daughter, Jordan Leigh Guthrie of Woodville; her mother, Willena Kirkland of Crawfordville; her father, Paul Kirkland (and wife Genetha) of Altha; two sisters, Paula Crosby (and husband Jerry) and Shelly Johnson, both of Woodville; her maternal grandmother, Mildred Plemons of San Angelo, Texas; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, R.V. and Janet Whitman of Tallahassee; two sisters-in-law, Linda Guthrie and Sonja Guthrie, both of Tallahassee; three nephews; two nieces; and other friends and family members too numerous to name. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/13/2003.
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