Jan. 28, 2003

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 9:43 p.m.

Donald Ezell Adams Sr.

  • PALATKA - Donald Ezell Adams Sr. died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 76.
    Mr. Adams was born in Chiefland and came to Palatka from Coral Gables in 1989. He was a retired agricultural engineer with Florida Power & Light.
    He was a graduate of the University of Florida and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended St. James United Methodist Church and was a member of Palatka Rotary Club. He was a supporter of Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Club.
    Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gussie Skinner Adams of Palatka; sons Bennett Adams and Donnie Adams, both of Palatka; a sister, Clarice Jordan of Inverness; and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Masters Funeral Home.

    Violet C. Barry

  • Violet C. Barry of Gainesville died Sunday. She was 96.
    Mrs. Barry was born in Glengarr County, Ontario, Canada. She was a registered nurse.
    She graduated from Metropolitan Hospital School of Nursing in New York City and retired as director of nursing at Goldwater Memorial Hospital there.
    She attended Holy Faith Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Paul R.H. Barry.
    Survivors include sons Dr. Jeremiah H. Barry of Gainesville and Duncan A. Barry of Selkirk, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 28, 2003

    Robert Taylor Bryant Sr.

  • FORT WHITE - Robert Taylor Bryant Sr. died Monday at Shands at AGH.
    He was 79. Mr. Bryant was born in West Virginia and came here from Deerfield Beach in 1988. He was a retired welder.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a Methodist and a member of the Lions Club in Lake City.
    Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Edith Estill Bryant of Fort White; daughters Gale Heishman of Light House Point and Doreen Kathleen Hylek of Newberry; a son, Robert T. Bryant Jr. of Hardy, Va.; brothers John W. Bryant of Salem, Va., and James Bryant of Buchanan, Va.; a sister, Maxine Phelps of Santa Maria, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

    Marie Alma Johanessen

  • FORT WHITE - Marie Alma Johanessen died Friday at her home.
    She was 60. Mrs. Johanessen was born in New York City and came to Fort White in 1994.
    She was a licensed practical nurse. Survivors include daughters Jean Walters of Fort White, Sharon Bundy of High Springs and Susan Annah of Gainesville; sons Robert Walsh of Fort White and Mark Walsh of Lakeland; brothers Edward Johanessen of Fort White and Richy Jordan of Safford, Ariz.; and sisters Harriet Johanessen of Newport, Vt., and Carol Jordan of Thatcher, Ariz.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

    Daniel K. Higginbotham Jr.

  • KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - Daniel K. Higginbotham Jr. died Sunday at his home after an extended illness.
    He was 75. Mr. Higginbotham was born in Gainesville and moved to Keystone Heights from St. Augustine in 2001.
    He was a retired estimator and planner with the U.S. government.
    He was a member of Orange Heights Baptist Church, the Masons, St. Augustine Shrine Club and Elks Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and an avid Gators fan.
    Survivors include his wife, Shirley Roundtree Higginbotham of Keystone Heights; a son, Mike Robinson of St. Augustine; a daughter, Jane Andres of Volcano, Hawaii; a sister, Constance Hansen of Whittier, N.C.; stepsons Sandy Grayson and Bob Grayson, both of Keystone Heights; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

    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.
    He is survived by his wife, Bena' Klier of Colorado Springs, Colo.
    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.

    Thomas Fuller Powell

  • HORSESHOE BEACH - Thomas Fuller Powell died Sunday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 64.
    Mr. Powell was born in Ford City, Pa., and moved to Horseshoe Beach from Jacksonville in 1996.
    He was a printer in the stationery business.
    He was a Catholic, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Suwannee River Moose Lodge No. 325.
    Survivors include his wife, Darlene Powell of Horseshoe Beach; sons Timothy Fuller Powell and Joseph Larry Baggett Jr., both of Jacksonville; a daughter, Jewell Ann Baggett of Jacksonville; a sister, Catherine Funke of Tipton, Ind.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

    Coyla Idene Glenn

  • Coyla Idene Glenn of Gainesville died Sunday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 86.
    Mrs. Glenn was born in Seneca, Kan., and came here from Camp Lejeune, N.C., in 1953. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Gainesville Garden Club, Begonia Circle, Exotic Plant Society, Bromeliad Society and Orchid Society. She was also a founding member of the Association for Retarded Citizens.
    She enjoyed studying and teaching horticulture and design and was also a judge for the Master National Garden Club Flower Show.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Harvey Glenn Sr., and a son, Tom Harvey Glenn Jr.
    Survivors include daughters Margaret S. Glenn and Elizabeth Glenn, both of Gainesville; a son, Richard B. Glenn of Tarpon Springs; two grandchildren; and caregivers Mary Gay Schultz and Sue Linville, both of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Mildred Keever

  • CHIEFLAND - Mildred Keever died Saturday at Cross City Rehabilitation and Health Care. She was 91.
    Mrs. Keever was born in Lincoln County, N.C., and moved to Chiefland from Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 2002. She was a retired textile worker.
    She was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church in Mount Holly, N.C., and was a 4-H Club leader in Gaston, N.C.
    Survivors include a son, Danny Keever of Chiefland; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

    Edward Sloan Kent

  • HATCHBEND - Edward Sloan Kent died Saturday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was 96.
    Mr. Kent was born in Boston, Ga., and came to the Hatchbend area in 1935. He retired in 1993 after 20 years of service with the Florida Department of Agriculture as an inspector.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Walker Creek Bethel Baptist Church.
    Survivors include daughters Macie Jackson of Jacksonville and Coleta "Carolyn" Mathis of Hatchbend; a son, Arthur Wilson of Hatchbend; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home of Branford.

    Melody Wiggins

  • LA CROSSE - Melody Wiggins died Saturday at her home. She was 54.
    Born in Gainesville, Mrs. Wiggins was a lifetime resident of North Central Florida. She was a correctional officer with North Florida Reception Center in Lake Butler.
    She was a graduate of Gainesville High School.
    Survivors include her husband, Randall Wiggins of La Crosse; sons Troy Jones of High Springs and Robert James Wiggins and Roger Matthew Wiggins, both of La Crosse; a daughter, Sherry Garretson of La Crosse; a sister, Jo Carol Hofman of Fort Lauderdale; a stepbrother, Mickey Allums of Texas; a stepsister, Linda Travieso of Miami; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

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