Jan. 24, 2003


Published: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 12:58 a.m.

Alice Irene Bennett

OLD TOWN - Alice Irene Bennett died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 94.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Old Town in 1996. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Town United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Bennett, and a daughter, Linda Dietrich.

Survivors include a daughter, Alyce Proffit of Old Town; a brother, Harry J. Hazlett of Hamilton, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

William Jack Coleman

STARKE - William Jack Coleman died Wednesday at his home after a short illness. He was 93.

Mr. Coleman was born Wheeler County, Ga., and came to Starke in 1965. He was a retired farmer and attended Starke Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Mary P. Coleman of Starke; daughters Ellen Martin of Starke and Lynda Dicandio of Palm Bay; sons Hilton Coleman of Starke and Hubert Coleman of Waldo; sisters Editha Landry and Louise Harville, both of Vidalia, Ga., and Ruth Pope of Lumber City, Ga.; brothers Howard Coleman, Jessie Coleman and Kenneth Coleman, all of Starke; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

Ramona Monique Camacho

Ramona Monique Camacho of Gainesville died Wednesday at Hospice of North Central Florida. She was 61.

Mrs. Camacho was born in Guanica, Puerto Rico, and came here from DeLand in 1992. She was a medical records specialist for the University of Florida and a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville.

She was a composer and singer, and produced her own CDs. She was a member of the choir and also sang solos at her church.

Survivors include a son, Anthony Galarza of Gainesville; brothers Ismael Vasquez, Rafael Lugo, Max Camacho, Marcos Camacho and Pastor Camacho, all of Guanica, Puerto Rico; and sisters Berta Camacho and Rosin Comacho, both of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

Edna Cullen

OCALA - Edna Cullen died Wednesday at her home after an extended illness. She was 84.

Mrs. Cullen was born in Massachusetts and moved to Florida in the late 1970s. She was a Catholic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cullen.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Szafranski of Ocala; a son, William Cullen Jr. of Ocala; brothers Arthur DeSenso of Bayshore, N.Y., Clyde DeSenso of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Eldon DeSenso of Howell, N.J.; sisters Sandra DeSenso of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Linda Schultz of Gainesville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Fero Funeral Home in Dunnellon.

Nancy Custis

Nancy Custis of Gainesville died Wednesday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 73.

Mrs. Custis was born in Kannapolis, N.C., and came to Gainesville from Keystone Heights in 1997. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Interlachen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Custis.

Survivors include daughters Judy Hegwood of Commerce, Ga., Martha White of Bronson and Mary Turner of Jacksonville Beach; sons Jerry Burton of Hurst, Texas, and George Burton of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Worth Cremation Service of Florida.

John Alan Glover

John Alan Glover, a former Gainesville resident, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Columbus, Miss. He was 43.

Mr. Glover was born in Columbus and worked for Maris Distributing Co. in Gainesville. He was a truck driver, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Bishop Glover of Columbus; a son, John A. Glover Jr. of Columbus; a daughter, Brittany Leigh Glover of Columbus; his parents, William P. and Beth Springer Glover of Columbus; a brother, Tyson P. Glover of Columbus; and a sister, Sandy Al-Khalil of Lawenceville, Ga.

Arrangements by Gunter and Peel Funeral Home in Columbus.

Tony L. Hill

Tony L. Hill of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida after a brief illness. He was 40.

Mr. Hill was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a field engineer for Danka and Copytronics.

He was a graduate of Santa Fe High School and Tampa Technical Institute, where he received a degree in computer engineering. He attended St. Luke A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Hill of Gainesville; a daughter, Natalie Hill of Gainesville; sons Wesley Hill of Gainesville and Timothy Hill and Thomas Hill, both of Augusta Ga.; his father, Lavern Hill of Alachua; a brother, Edward Hill of Alachua; sisters Paula Wynn of Clearwater and Thelma Lewis and Brenda McCaslin, both of Lauderhill.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Archie Daniel Howard

ISLAND GROVE - Archie Daniel Howard died Tuesday. He was 79.

Mr. Howard was born in Island Grove and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired security officer and commercial fisherman. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Daniel Howard.

Survivors include his wife, Alice E. Howard of Island Grove; a daughter, Deborah Howard McKinney of Island Grove; a son, Rickie Daniel Howard of Island Grove; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral.

Alborez E. Raky

Alborez E. Raky died Oct. 5 in Gainesville. He was 48.

There were no local survivors.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Anna Margaret Lindsey

Anna Margaret Lindsey of Gainesville died Jan. 14 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 89.

Ms. Lindsey was born in Altoona, Pa., and came here in 1978. She was an educator.

She was a graduate of Shippensburg State University in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University. In 1976 she was made an honorary doctor of laws by Eastern Kentucky University. She retired in 1978, having taught at Teachers College, Columbia University since 1950. After moving to Gainesville, she served as a consultant to a committee of the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Florida.

Throughout her career she was active in organizations dealing with teacher education and served as president of the National Association of Teacher Educators. She did consulting work in Puerto Rico and 11 countries in Africa.

She is survived by a niece, Janet Filer of Altoona, Pa.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Henry Madison Miller

CROSS CITY - Henry Madison Miller died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 98.

Mr. Miller was born in 1904 in Hardin County, Ky. He moved full-time to Cross City, where he had maintained a winter home for many years, in 1999. He was a retired businessman in the farming, bulldozing and the sawmill industries.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Hazel Beeler Miller.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary C. Miller of Cross City.

Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

Rosetta Maxine Walker

Rosetta Maxine Walker of Gainesville died Jan. 15 at Shands at AGH. She was 45.

Mrs. Walker was born in Gainesville and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters Katora Walker of Orlando and Erica Walker and Sade Ferguson, both of Gainesville; sons Emanuel Hampton Jr., Eric Green, Hiram Walker and Larry Green Jr., all of Gainesville; her mother, Ada Virginia Thurston of Gainesville; brothers Horace McKelvin Jr., Carl Thurston Jr., David McKelvin and Willie McKelvin, all of Gainesville; and sisters Linda King and Loretta Ann Nelson, both of Gainesville.

Arrangements by Eastside Serenity Funeral Home.

Warren Franklin Watmough

WALDO - Warren Franklin "Mike" Watmough died Tuesday at Shands at AGH. He was 68.

Mr. Watmough was born in Lawrence, Maine, and moved to Waldo in 1975. He was owner/operator of a food market.

He was a member of Moose Lodge in Gainesville and Hampton Baptist Church. He also attended First Baptist Church of Waldo.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Lynn Watmough of Waldo; daughters Betty Watmough Rhoden of Starke and Patricia Rasmussem of Cushing, Maine; a son, Michael Cox of Melrose; brothers Grant Watmough of Warren, Maine, and Harold Watmough of West Rockport, Maine; sisters Faye Secotte of Lincolnville, Maine, Gracie Stetson of Union, Maine, Hazel Foote of Rochester, N.H., and Marion Meserve and Lucy Crabtree, both of Hope, Maine; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

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