Jan. 29, 2003

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 10:14 p.m.

Frank A. Anderson Jr.

  • Frank A. Anderson Jr. of Gainesville died Saturday. He was 84.
    Mr. Anderson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a retired civil servant. He grew up in the Panama Canal Zone, where he lived and worked until his retirement in 1974. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served with the Navy's Seabees, the construction battalion. He came to Gainesville in 2001.
    Survivors include his wife, Rosemary K. Anderson of Gainesville; a son, Frank A. Anderson III of Gainesville; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Ocala.

    Joyce Edna Barker

  • Joyce Edna Barker of Gainesville died Monday at her home. She was 78.
    Mrs. Barker was born in Chicago and moved here in 1994.
    She was a retired elementary school teacher who taught for 25 years in Glen Ellyn, Ill. After retiring, she traveled widely and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
    Survivors include daughters Sandra Hollinger of Gainesville and Linda Nelson of Baltimore; a son, Richard Hill of Madison, Wis.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Worth Cremation Service of Florida.

    Violet C. Barry

  • Violet C. Barry of Gainesville died Saturday at her home. She was 96.
    Mrs. Barry was born in Glengarry 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.

    Carl C. Boyd

  • BRANFORD - Carl C. Boyd of Hatchbend died Monday at his home after a brief illness. He was 77.
    Mr. Boyd was born in Winter Haven and was a retired truck driver.
    He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Apostolic Church in Hatchbend.
    Survivors include sons Kelly Boyd of Birmingham, Ala., Randy Boyd of Apopka, and Billy Boyd and the Rev. Steve Boyd, both of Branford; a sister, Agnes McTeer of Haines City; brothers Robert Boyd of Turkey Creek, Quinton Boyd of Mount Dora, Thomas Boyd of Lakeland and Eugene Boyd of Burnsville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home.

    Donna K. Kulp

  • WILLISTON - Donna K. Kulp died Friday. She was 43.
    Mrs. Kulp was born in Cleveland and came here from Louisville, Ky., in 1997. She was supervisor for telecommunication at the University of Florida and also worked as an Avon representative.
    Survivors include her husband, Russell A. Kulp of Williston; a son, Chris French of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Felecia Willhoite of Louisville, Ky.; a stepson, Kyle A. Kulp of Trenton; her parents, David and Phyllis Damm of Williston; a brother, Darryl Damm of Levy County; a sister, Denise Pursley of Bronson; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

    Lottie Mae Lancaster

  • MAYO - Lottie Mae Lancaster died Tuesday at Lafayette Health Care. She was 91.
    Mrs. Lancaster was born in Mayo and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed ceramics and activities with SREC's senior citizens meetings.
    Survivors include sons Henry Lancaster of Port Orange and Frank Lancaster of Claremore, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.

    P.W. Peck Jr.

  • ST. AUGUSTINE - P.W. "Dub" Peck Jr., a former Gainesville resident, died Thursday at Flagler Hospital. He was 87.
    Mr. Peck was a longtime North Florida timber dealer and lived in Gainesville for many years.
    He was a past member of Rotary International, Kiwanis Club and the Florida Gators Quarterback Club. He was a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville.
    Survivors include his wife, Page H. Peck of St. Augustine; sons John Peck, Ward Peck and Rob Peck, all of St. Augustine; brothers Edwin W. Peck of Daytona Beach Shores, Louis Peck of Tampa and William A. Peck of St. Louis; sisters Claudie Fender of Valdosta, Ga., and Nette King of Tennessee; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Craig Funeral Home in St. Augustine.

    Richard Edwin Nystrom

  • Richard Edwin Nystrom of Gainesville died Sunday at Shands at AGH.
    He was 56. Mr. Nystrom was born in Mascotte and came to Gainesville in 1954.
    He was a resident of Tacachale and attended Primitive Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his mother, Audrey Wilma Nystrom of Orlando; and a sister, Alice N. Maynard of Orlando.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Suzanne Dederich Pickard

  • Suzanne Dederich Pickard of Gainesville died Saturday at her home after a brief illness. She was 72.
    Mrs. Pickard was born in Racine, Wis., and graduated from Rosary College with a degree in English and elementary education.
    She taught elementary school and did graduate work in Houston in mental health and instructed the mentally disabled. She moved to Gainesville in 1963 and trained in the first class of the Suicide and Crisis Prevention Program, where she served as a hot-line volunteer. She won an award as an outstanding hospice volunteer and later became coordinator for the "Make Today Count" program. In recent years, she worked as a patient advocate with the Hospital Cancer Committee at Shands at the University of Florida, where she was also a lifetime member of the Shands Auxiliary.
    She was preceded in death by a son, Nathaniel William Pickard.
    Survivors include her husband, Ben Pickard of Gainesville; a daughter, Ellen Suzanne McConachie of Wilmington, Del.; sons Stephen Whittier Pickard of Los Angeles, and Thaddeus Benedict Pickard and John Samuel Thomas Pickard, both of Gainesville; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements are private.

    Zoroada P. Tyre

  • KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - Zoroada P. Tyre died Sunday at her home. She was 59.
    Ms. Tyre was born in Grandin and lived most of her life in Keystone Heights. She was a homemaker and a member of Keystone United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Wood of Keystone Heights; her mother, Ruby Tyre of Keystone Heights; a brother, Wilson Tyre of Jacksonville; and one grandchild.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

    James Elwin Greene

  • LAKE CITY - James Elwin Greene died Monday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was 88.
    Mr. Greene was born in McAlpin and was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Greene.
    He is survived by sisters Annie Myra Wyian of West Palm Beach and Lillian Greene of Jacksonville.
    Arrangements by Suwannee Funeral Home in Live Oak.

    Frank Turco

  • MELBOURNE BEACH - Frank Turco, a former Gainesville resident, died Monday at his home. He was 74.
    Mr. Turco was born in New York City and lived here from 1972 until 1983. He was a retired civil engineer and meteorologist and formerly worked as field engineer for the city of Gainesville.
    He was also a retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War eras.
    He was a Methodist. He also was a member of University City Kiwanis in Gainesville, Gainesville Golf and Country Club, Air Weather Association, Patrick Officer's Club and the Cape Canaveral chapter of Military Officer's Association of America. He was an avid golfer and once got a hole-in-one at the Spessard Holland Course.
    Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ann Blitch Turco of Melbourne Beach; sons Michael Turco of Orlando and Doug Turco of Celebration; sisters Mary Davis of Sanford, Mich., and Victoria Yestadt of Sun City, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Hiers Funeral Home in Ocala.

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