Published: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 1:43 a.m.

Iris S. Anderson

Iris S. Anderson of Waverly, Ga., and a former resident of Flemington, died Tuesday. She was 97.

Mrs. Anderson, a Baptist, was born in Montbrook and lived in Flemington for years. She moved recently to Waverly.

Survivors include daughters Frances A. Bell of Waverly and Evelyn Beville of Gainesville; a son, John T. Anderson of Flemington; sisters Carrie Lee Sherouse of Ocala and Wynola Pardee of Flemington; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; and four great-great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Ga.

Mary C. Hurd

WALDO - Mary C. Hurd died Monday at her home. She was 91.

Mrs. Hurd was born in Mobile, Ala., and was a retired nurse.

She also was a musician and enjoyed singing, directing groups and writing songs. She sang with the gospel artist Mahalia Jackson.

She was a member of Jesus Deliverance Tabernacle of Waldo.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Veranna Turner-Hunt of Waldo; and great-grandchildren Randolph Littles and Debrisha Littles.

Arrangements by Hines-Dorsey Funeral Home.

Rena Smith Jenkins

HAMPTON - Rena Smith Jenkins died Friday at Bradford Terrace Care Center after an extended illness.

She was 77.

Mrs. Jenkins was born in Cusbert, Ga., and moved to Hampton from Gainesville in 1997.

She was a homemaker, and a Baptist.

Survivors include sons Charlie Hillman Jr. and Robert Lee Hillman, both of Adel, Ga., and Robert Jenkins of La Crosse; a daughter, Linda Jenkins of Tampa; and sisters Dora Smith McClellan of Alachua and Berline Williams of Belle Glade.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Anita M. Bell-Sweatmon

Anita M. Bell-Sweatmon of Gainesville died Sunday at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. She was 46.

Mrs. Bell-Sweatmon was born in Hawthorne and came here from New York in 1985. She was a surgical technician at Shands at the University of Florida.

She was a member of Church of God By Faith.

Survivors include her husband, Ricky Sweatmon of Gainesville; her mother, Ernestine Cooper of Melrose; a stepmother, Ruby Cason Monroe of Gainesville; brothers James F. Monroe and Corderyl J. Monroe, both of Gainesville, Nathaniel Jones of Jacksonville, Ronald Cooper and Herbie E. Cooper, both of Keystone Heights, Benjamin J. Cooper Jr. and Kenneth J. Cooper, both of Melrose, and Wilford J. Cooper of Monteocha; sisters Connie Jones of Gainesville, Martha Ann Monroe of Hawthorne, Marilyn King of Atlanta, Shevon Tugerson of Keystone Heights and Ferlessia S. Hunt of Newberry; and a step-grandmother, Elizabeth Cooper of Keystone Heights.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Calvin D. Kinsey

JACKSONVILLE - Bishop Calvin D. Kinsey died Saturday after an extended illness. He was 64.

Bishop Kinsey was born in Wadley, Ga., and was bishop of the Central Florida Jurisdiction of Church of God in Christ from 1979 to 2002.

He was a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary and began pastoring in 1961. He was most recently the pastor of Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ and was the first African-American to have a national religious radio and television broadcast.

He was preceded in death by a son, Calvin D. Kinsey Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Carrie Belle Bryant Kinsey of Jacksonville (formerly of Gainesville); daughters Carlita Kinsey, Cammie McLeod and Carmelyn Kinsey, all of Jacksonville; a brother, Curtis Kinsey of Gainesville; his mother, Addie Lee Kinsey of Jacksonville; and one grand- child.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Stanley Lang

Stanley Lang of Gainesville died Friday. He was 53.

Mr. Lang was born in Deblin, Poland, and came here in 1982. He was a truck driver and a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lang of Gainesville.

Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

Virginia D. Chubbuck

MORRISTON - Virginia D. Chubbuck died Dec. 26 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was 77.

Mrs. Chubbuck was born in Braintree, Mass. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean E. Chubbuck.

Survivors include her cousins and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

Freddie Lee McFadden Sr.

Freddie Lee McFadden Sr. died Friday at Shands at the University of Florida after an extended illness. He was 54.

Mr. McFadden was born in Orange Lake and came here from Micanopy nearly 30 years ago. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include sons Freddie McFadden Jr. and Frederick Hines, both of Gainesville, and Antonio Stinson of Ocala; daughters Latasha Reynolds of Ocala and Felicia Hines of Gainesville; brothers Levi McFadden Jr. of Jacksonville, Herbert McFadden of Tampa, Joseph McFadden Sr. of Far Rockaway, N.Y., and Bernard McFadden of Micanopy; sisters Gladys McFadden and Beverly Robinson, both of Gainesville, and Earlene Hester of Tampa; an ex-wife, Mary Gill Williams of Micanopy; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

Isreal Primous

WILLISTON - Isreal Primous died Jan. 9 at Nature Coast Hospital after a brief illness. He was 65.

Mr. Primous was born in Williston and was a lifelong resident.

He attended Williston Vocational High School and was a retired machine operator for Dixie Lily Foods. He was a member of Meridian Grand Lodge and attended Mount Olive A.M.E. Church in Williston, serving as class leader, secretary-treasurer, trustee and steward.

Survivors include sons Vernon Praymous of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Isreal Primous Jr. and Carl Monroe Primous, both of Williston; a daughter, Gloria Dallas of Williston; sisters Mildred Monroe and Mary Alice Joiner, both of Williston; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by O.B. Samuels Funeral Home.

L.B. Oliver

BRONSON - L.B. Oliver died Wednesday. He was 50.

Mr. Oliver was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, and worked in sales.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Oliver of Bronson; daughters Doris Sears of Bennington, Vt., Mary E. Poe-Aldrich of Bronson and Rebecca Hope Johnson of Orlando; a son, Jason Lee Oliver of Leesburg; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg.

Willie Lee Rivers

Willie Lee "Bubba" Rivers of Gainesville died Jan. 4 at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. He was 49.

Mr. Rivers was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired chef. He was of the A.M.E. faith.

Survivors include his mother, Reathea Young Vickers of Gainesville; his father, Willie Rivers of Gainesville; his stepfather, Boston Vickers Jr. of Floral City; sisters Irma Rivers George of Gainesville, Nettie Jackson of El Paso, Texas, and Latrisha Rivers of Ozark, Ala.; brothers Cedric Young of Tallahassee, Charles Rivers of Ozark, Ashford Rivers of Pensacola and Christopher Rivers of Gainesville; and his grandmother, Elouise Young of Gainesville.

Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

Mary E. Watson

CEDAR KEY - Mary E. Watson died Monday. She was 68.

Mrs. Watson was born in Tennessee and moved to Cedar Key from Fanning Springs in 1999. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cedar Key. She enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Watson of Cedar Key; sons Johnny Ealum and Edward Ealum, both of Old Town; daughters Carolyn Hatch of Old Town and Dorothy Skidmore of Trenton; a brother, James Williams of Old Town; stepsons Gene Watson of Alachua, Michael Watson of Williston, Terry Watson of Newberry and Patrick Watson of Bartow; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

Oleatha Davis Rutledge

Oleatha Davis Rutledge of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. She was 78.

Mrs. Rutledge was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Second Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where she was formerly president of the Usher's Board and a member of the Pastor's Aide Auxiliary. She was also member of the Female Protective Society and the University City Temple No. 900.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Rutledge.

Survivors include a daughter, Alberta W. Brown of Gainesville; a grandson, Melvin Riggins of Gainesville; a brother, the Rev. Jake Davis of Gainesville; sisters Eva Brown, Pearlie Jones and Georgia M. Fisher, all of Gainesville; and two great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

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