Jan. 18, 2003

Published: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 2:12 a.m.

Marie Burnsed Crawford

Marie Burnsed Crawford of Gainesville died Thursday at Mariner Healthcare Center in Macclenny after a brief illness. She was 73.

Mrs. Crawford was born in Moniac, Ga., and came to Gainesville from Macclenny in 1951. She was a retired computer operator with Eli-Witt Food Distribution Co. in Gainesville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Crawford Jr. and sons Mike Crawford and Steve Crawford.

Survivors include daughters Cindy Johns of Macclenny, Karen Martin of San Mateo and Carmen Miller of Treasure Island; a sister, Jeanette Moody of Lake City; a brother, Sol Burnsed of Glen St. Mary; eight grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny.

Buchanan Ezra Folsom Sr.

MAYO - Buchanan Ezra Folsom Sr. died Thursday at Lake City Medical Center. He was 59.

Mr. Folsom was born in Mayo and was a lifelong resident. He was a machine operator for O'Steen Brothers Construction. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wilford Daniel Folsom.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy M. Folsom of Mayo; a son, Buchanan Ezra Folsom Jr. of Plant City; brothers W.E. Folsom of Atlanta and Marvin Edgar Folsom of Mayo; and one grandchild.

Arrangements by Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo.

Jean-Georges Klein

Jean-Georges Klein, a geology professor and former chairman of physical sciences at Santa Fe Community College, died Friday at his home. He was 61.

Mr. Klein was born in Alsace, France, and came here from Anchorage, Alaska, in 1966. He was a graduate of College Classique et Moderne in Bouxwiller, France, Lycee Francais in New York, and the University of Florida.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and joined the SFCC faculty in 1971. In addition to his teaching career, he was a professional geologist and environmental consultant and authored several articles on geology as well as collaborating on a textbook of physical sciences.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Vawter Green of Gainesville; his father, Georges Klein of Engwiller, France; his mother, Marguerite Klein of Bischwiller, France; a daughter, Eileen Klein of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brothers Marc Klein of Quebec, Canada and Michelle Klein of Colmar, France; and sisters Isabelle Klein, Niki Klein and Lolo Klein, all of Engwiller, France.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Joseph Parra

HIGH SPRINGS - Joseph Parra died Friday at North Florida Special Care Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 87.

Mr. Parra was born in the Dominican Republic and came to High Springs in 1982. He was a watch solderer. He was a Catholic, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Amparo Parra of High Springs; a son, Joe Parra of High Springs; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home.

Douglas Michael Phillips

Douglas Michael Phillips of Gainesville died Thursday in Micanopy. He was 22.

Mr. Phillips was born in Tallahassee and came here from Dale City, Va., in 1996. He was a food service worker. He enjoyed books, movies, cooking and spending time with his close friends.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Anne and Mike Shafer of Gainesville; his father, Eddie Phillips of Tallahassee; a sister, Cara Phillips of Gainesville; a brother, Stephen Shafer of Gainesville; stepsisters Nicole Shafer and Rebecca Kopelan, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; grandparents Barbara and Charles Wingfield of Gainesville and Gwyn Phillips of Tallahassee; and a great-grandmother, Noreen Stoutamire of Tallahassee.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Estella Hines Sumpter

HAWTHORNE - Estella Hines Sumpter died Wednesday at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care Center. She was 93.

Mrs. Sumpter was born in Fairmont, N.C., and came to Hawthorne in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hawthorne, where she formerly served as Sabbath School superintendent, community services leader and head deaconess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Sumpter Sr.

Survivors include a son, Edward S. Sumpter Jr. of Hawthorne; a daughter, Bernice Mercer of Hawthorne; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Smith's Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

Ethlyn R. Welch

Ethlyn R. Welch of Gainesville died Thursday at Shands at AGH. She was 74.

Mrs. Welch was born in Odum, Ga., and came here from Jacksonville in 1951. She was a retired dietetic technician at Shands at the University of Florida, and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Welch of Gainesville; a son, Howard Welch of Gainesville; a daughter, Barbara Davenport of Old Town; sisters Thelma Brown and Alene Yarbrough, both of Fort Lauderdale, and Mary Cleghorn of Valparaiso; a brother, Vernon Reddish of Georgia; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

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