Jan. 19, 2003
Published: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 9:27 p.m.
William Golden Boltin Jr.
William Golden "Bill" Boltin Jr. of Gainesville died Friday. He was 95.
He was born in Orangeburg, S.C., and moved to Gainesville early in his life. He was owner of the Union 76 Wholesale Dealership in Gainesville.
He was a graduate of Gainesville High School and the University of Florida, a member of the Gainesville-area Kiwanis Club, an avid Gators football fan, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Temple Millsap Boltin.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances Boltin Montgomery of Gainesville; a son, William G. "Billy" Boltin III of Orlando; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.
Ora B. Bourgoin
Ora B. Bourgoin of Gainesville died Friday. She was 78.
She was born in Palmetto and moved here from Plainville, Conn., 23 years ago.
She worked as a switchboard operator and attended Archer Church of Nazarene and Oakdale Baptist Church.
Survivors, all of Gainesville, include her daughter, Tish A. Smith; brother Grover Barry; sister Sarah Shaw; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.
Page Jo Doyle
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - Page Jo Doyle died Friday at her home after an extended illness. She was 64.
Mrs. Doyle was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and moved to Keystone Heights from Jacksonville in 1980. She was a housewife and a volunteer for the American Vets Post 86. She was Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Doyle of Keystone Heights; daughters Renee Matthews of Orange Park, Kim Hesse of Ocala and Judy Regina of Jacksonville; sons Joel McKenzie of Colorado Springs, Colo., Larry Lonnigan of Jacksonville, Peter Glenn of Jacksonville and Will Presley of Green Cove Springs; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
Curtis Donald French
Curtis Donald French of Bell died Friday at his home. He was 72.
He was born in Silver Lake, Mo., and moved here from St. Charles, Mo., 12 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Navy, worked as a steel heat treater and was a member of the Moose Lodge of Fanning Springs. He was a member of Priscilla Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Rodger French of Bell; a daughter, Linda Greenwood of St. Charles; a son, Donald A. French of Bell; brothers, Kenneth, Clovis and Herbert French, all of Perryville, Mo.; sisters, Roby Cox of Ofallon, Mo., and Leona Dury and Judy Gromer, both of Frenton, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home.
Marich C. Mace
BRONSON - Marich C. Mace died Friday in Gainesville at Shands of AGH.
He was 80.
Mr. Mace was born in Pensacola and moved to Bronson from Panama City in 1978.
He was a retired forester, a World War II veteran and a graduate of the University of Florida.
He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
Survivors include a son, Gary Mace of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Cindy Goff of Woodstock, Ga.; a grandson, Ken Allen of Woodstock; two step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.
Albert C. Saunders
LAKE BUTLER - Albert C. Saunders died Saturday at his home after a brief illness. He was 78.
Mr. Saunders was born in Penny Farms and moved to Lake Butler in 1951. He worked in the timber and cattle business all of his life and was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler.
Survivors include his wife, Adelaide Simmons Saunders of Lake Butler; sons Alec Saunders of Jacksonville and Anthony Saunders of Lake Butler; daughter Amy Saunders Addison of Lake Butler; brother Ernest Saunders of Penny Farms; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Archer Funeral Homes.
Ethelyn R. Welch
Ethelyn 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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