Jan. 26, 2003


Published: Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 10:18 p.m.

Ralph Allen Eastwood Sr.

  • Ralph Allen Eastwood Sr. died Thursday in Gainesville at Shands at AGH. He was 83.
    Mr. Eastwood was born in Wheatland, Wyo., and moved here from Evanston, Ill., 46 years ago.
    He was a colonel in the Army and served in World War II. Mr. Eastwood was a retired professor of economics at the University of Florida.
    He obtained his doctorate from Cornell University and was a recipient of the Patriot Medal presented by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
    Survivors include wife Ann B. Eastwood of Gainesville; sons Ralph Allen Eastwood Jr. of Las Vegas and Edward Bromley Eastwood of Winter Park.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Calvin Clay Greene Jr.

  • Calvin Clay Greene Jr. of Gainesville died Thursday. He was 87.
    Mr. Greene was born in Atlanta and came here from Jacksonville in 1932. He was a retired chief campus engineer and physical plant director for the University of Florida.
    He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, an Army Air Corps veteran, a longtime member of the University Kiwanis Club in Gainesville and founding member of the Southeastern Physical Plant Directors.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lucille Rankin Greene.
    Survivors include sons Clay Greene of San Rafael, Calif., Richard H. Greene of Palo Alto, Calif., and Tom Greene of Jacksonville; a daughter, Linda Greene of Brentwood, Calif.; caregiver Betty Hagen of Hawthorne; and a grandson.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.

    W. Joe Loyed

  • W. Joe Loyed of Gainesville died Friday at his home after an extended illness.
    He was 63. Mr. Loyed was born in Chipley and came here in 1961. He was a retired civil engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation.
    He was a member of the Glen Springs Road Church of Christ in Gainesville.
    He was an avid Florida Gators fan who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
    Survivors include his wife, Rachel A. Loyed of Gainesville; a daughter, Janet Smith of Gainesville; a son, William Loyed of Longwood; brothers David Bryant Loyed of Crawfordville and Arnold Loyed of Altha; sisters Margaret Good of Keystone Heights, Dorothy Wallace of Chipley, Myrtle Williams of Pensacola and Kathryn Morton of Jacksonville; two granddaughters; and three step-granddaughters.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.

    Morris Oliver Poole

  • Morris Oliver Poole died Friday at his home in Live Oak. He was 78.
    Mr. Poole was born in Dowling Park. During World War II, he served in the Army and participated in combat missions in the Pacific Theater, earning a medical badge and a good-conduct medal.
    Mr. Poole was a high priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    He owned and operated Morris Poole Auto Sales in Live Oak, and he was a longtime member of the Suwannee Sportsman's Club.
    Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruby Poole; sons Jeffrey Poole of Tallahassee and David Poole of Lake City; daughters Jeanie Campbell of Moab, Utah, and Penny Harris of Live Oak; a brother, Earl Poole of Live Oak; a sister, Irene Pruitt of Leesburg; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Poole of Live Oak, and a grandson, Jason Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak.

    T. Ray Williams

  • T. Ray Williams of Gainesville died Saturday at Shands at AGH. He was 79.
    Mr. Williams was born in Plant City and moved here in 1946 to attend the University of Florida.
    Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USS Cavalier during World War II and in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Holder.
    He was a retired co-owner of Tech Magnavox Home Entertainment Center and most recently worked for Hank's Electronics in Gainesville.
    Mr. Williams was past president of The Gainesville Shrine Club and the Gainesville Scottish Rite Club. He was a Presbyterian.
    Survivors include his wife, Marie Miller Williams of Gainesville; a daughter, Lynn W. Baker and one grandson.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    Norma D. Sternfels

  • Norma D. Sternfels died Saturday in Gainesville. She was 84.
    Mrs. Sternfels was born in New York City and moved here in 1979. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading mystery novels and spending time with her family.
    Survivors include her husband of 55 years, George S. Sternfels of Gainesville; a daughter, Lynn Sternfels of Bowdoinham, Maine; a son, Paul Sternfels of Westminster, Vt., and one grandchild.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral home.

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