Jan. 2, 2003


Published: Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 9:06 p.m.

Emily Gertrude Anderson

Emily Gertrude Anderson died Sunday in the Alachua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was 100.
Mrs. Anderson was born in the Edgar community of Putnam County and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include sisters Conolia Orr of Edgar and Margie Jenkins of Hawthorne.
Arrangements by Smith's Funeral Home.

Roland Clark Gillen Jr.

LULU - Roland Clark Gillen Jr. died Tuesday evening in his home from an apparent heart attack. He was 50.
Mr. Gillen was born in Lake City and also lived in Gainesville. He graduated from Gainesville High School and was a truck driver for Terry Dicks Trucking. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a member of Advent Christian Church in Lulu.
Mr. Gillen was preceded in death by a brother, Darryl Gillen.
Survivors include daughters Shanna Marie Gillen of Lulu and Sarah Ruth Gillen of Calloway; sons Chris Gillen of Warner Robins, Ga., and Brian Clark Gillen of Lulu; parents Roland C. Gillen Sr. and Betty Williams Gillen of Lulu; sister Jessica Huffman of Lulu; brothers Geoffrey Gillen of La Crosse and Wendell Gillen of Alachua; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home Inc. of Lake Butler.

Elton Cobb

BRONSON - Elton Cobb died Tuesday in his home. He was 71.
Mr. Cobb was born in Bronson and was a lifelong resident. He was the former owner and operator of the Levy County Journal newspaper and worked for the county clerk's office. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was involved in civic activities. He enjoyed sports.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife, Leona Cobb; son Jimmy Cobb of Williston; sisters Willie Lee Green of Bronson, Lerhee Overstreet of Mimms and Mercer Lee Replogle of Jacksonville.
Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

Louis H. Hendler

Louis H. "Lenny" Hendler died Tuesday in North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 85.
Mr. Hendler was born in Waterbury, Conn., and moved to Gainesville from New Jersey in 1984. He was a retired engineer and inventor with Bell Telephone Laboratories and a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was involved in the search for aviator Amelia Earhart after she disappeared on an around-the-world journey in 1937.
Mr. Hendler also was a licensed amateur radio operator since 1934 and was a member of the B'Nai Israel Congregation, Torch Club, the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society, the Quarter Century Wireless Association and the Gainesville Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Minette Hendler; daughters Joanne H. Heltzer of Rochester, Minn., Nancy C. Hendler of Gainesville and Karen S. Warner of Acworth, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

James Timothy Ivey Sr.

HAWTHORNE - James Timothy Ivey Sr. died Dec. 25 at Shands at AGH following a brief illness.
He was 69. Mr. Ivey was born in Hawthorne and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired groundskeeper for the city of Gainesville, a member of the Hawthorne Community Male Choir, the Gordon Chapel Gospel Singers and Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Hawthorne, where he served as a deacon.
Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by children Pricilla G. Ivey, Michael Ivey and James T. Ivey Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Madell H. Ivey; daughters Carole Matthews and Gloria Manning, both of Hawthorne, and Tina Ivey of Gainesville; sons Clifford Ivey and Jamie Ivey, both of Hawthorne; sisters Willie M. Williams of Virginia, Minnie B. Gooding of Hawthorne and Gloria D. Holmes of St. Petersburg; brothers John H. Ivey of Hawthorne and Jerome Ivey of St. Petersburg; 29 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Smith's Funeral Home.

George Leatrice Perry

George Leatrice Perry of Gainesville died Dec. 25 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 74.
Mr. Perry was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a chemist at the University of Florida, a Methodist and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Perry of Gainesville; sons George L. Perry Jr., Rodney L. Perry and Ronnie Davis, all of Gainesville; daughters Diane Perry Hightower of California and Peggy Fagan of Atlanta; and a brother, Dr. Oscar W. Perry Jr. of Gainesville.
Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

Neverly Williams

Neverly Williams died Friday in the Alachua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was 87.
Mrs. Williams was born in Grove Park and moved to Gainesville from Hawthorne in 1987. She was a homemaker and attended Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Hawthorne.
Survivors include her niece and caretaker, Mary L. Hollie of Hawthorne.
Arrangements by Smith's Funeral Home.

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