Jan. 27, 2003
Published: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 12:44 a.m.
CHIEFLAND - Clayton Justin died Jan. 20 at Shands at UF. He was 82.
Mr. Justin was born in Flint, Mich., and moved to Chiefland from Ortonville, Mich., two years ago. He was a foreman for the GMC trucks and coach division and served with the armed forces in World War II.
Mr. Justin was preceded in death by his wife, Donna K. Justin, and a sister, Vera Shaver.
Survivors include daughter Victoria Barger of Chiefland; brothers Cecil Justin of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Clinton Justin of Columbiaville, Mich.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.
Wayne Allen Klier
Wayne Allen Klier died Jan. 20 in Denver. He was 28.
Mr. Klier was born in St. Petersburg and was a drill sergeant for the U.S. Army. He served in Afghanistan and Bosnia.
Area survivors include grandparents John and Betty Armacost of Fanning Springs and great-grandmother Agnes L. Herr of Chiefland.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland.
Curtis DeWitt Matthews
ALACHUA - Curtis DeWitt Matthews died Saturday in his home.
He was 85.
Mr. Matthews was born in Ozark, Ala., and moved to Alachua from there in 1937. He was a retired crop disaster appraiser for the U.S. government and was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Louise Matthews; sons Charles Matthews of Titusville and Archie Matthews of Alachua; daughter Carolyn Holden of Kissimmee; sister Helen Lackey of Alachua; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home of High Springs.
Irene Rae Rodgers
LAKE CITY - Irene Rae Rodgers died of leukemia Friday at Shands at UF in Gainesville.
She was 13.
A native of Miami, Irene had lived in Lake City for 11 years and was active in many sports. She also enjoyed ballet and jazz dancing and was a cheerleader for the Wildcats and a drummer with the Lake City Middle School band.
She was the winner of the Disney Dreamers and Doers award for two years straight. She attended Christ Central Ministries Church.
She is survived by her parents, James and Barbara Rodgers; a brother, James Michael Rodgers; sisters Jennifer and Amber Rodgers; grandparents Reynaldo and Sally Gonzalez and James and Dorothy Rodgers; and great-grandmother Kate Thrap.
Arrangements by Gateway Memorial Funeral Home.
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