Jan. 31, 2003


Published: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 2:29 a.m.

Marvin Drew Anderson

LAKE CITY - Marvin Drew "Pete" Anderson died Tuesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 79.

Mr. Anderson was born in Lake City and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired construction worker and farmer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and he enjoyed rural life and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen Anderson of Lake City; daughters Nancy Odom of Quinton, Ala. Judy McNeil of Hastings, Brenda Pierson of Lantana, and Torrie Little of Lake City; sons Darrell, Drew, Tommy, Richard, Reid and Bruce Anderson, all of Lake City; brothers Charles Anderson of Fort Lauderdale and Ronnie Anderson of Lake City; sisters Eloise Little of Lake City and Quida Bell Stovall of Columbia, Miss.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

Edward Brophil

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - Edward "Bud" Brophil died Wednesday at his son's home in St. Augustine after an extended illness. He was 87.

Mr. Brophil was born in Chicago and moved to Keystone Heights in 1977. He a was a retired Wisconsin Bell Telephone worker. He was a Methodist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers, Moose Lodge No. 1289 in Harvard, Ill., and American Legion Post No. 202 in Keystone Heights.

Survivors include his wife, Katharine Brophil of Keystone Heights; sons Robert F. Brophil of St. Augustine and John T. Brophil of Coulee City, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

Sam Henry Crews

TRENTON - Sam Henry Crews died Thursday. He was 48.

Mr. Crews was born in Bell and worked in construction. He was a Pentecostal.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Crews of Trenton; daughters Tina Crews Florian, Belinda Martinez and Jennifer Bell, all of Trenton; sons Scott Crews of Chiefland and Sam Crews of Trenton; stepsons Matthew Crews and Jimmy Crews, both of Newberry; brothers Jimmy Crews of Trenton, Charles Crews of Lake City, Calvin Crews of Georgia and Tony Crews of Chiefland; sisters Rosa Johns and Frances Riker, both of Chiefland, and Betty Pearl Bailey of Ohio; and 12 grand- children.

Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

Nicole C. Greene-Austin

Nicole C. Greene-Austin of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida after a brief illness. She was 33.

Mrs. Greene-Austin was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. She was a human service worker at Tacachale.

She was a 1987 graduate of P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Cedrick Austin of Gainesville; daughters Brittany Jackson and Destinee Austin, both of Gainesville; a son, Brionne Austin of Gainesville; her mother, Rebecca Leath of Gainesville; her father, William Harris Greene of Gainesville; a stepfather, Alvin Simmons of Gainesville; sisters Cendra Simmons of Austin, Texas, and Anedra Sherman of Gainesville; and brothers William Greene Jr. and Corey Greene, both of Gainesville.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Fred Hart

Fred Hart of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at AGH. He was 81.

Mr. Hart was born in Bowling Green, Fla., and came here in 1946. He was a retired building contractor with M.M. Parrish Construction and Hart Building Contractors. After retirement, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served as a staff sergeant in the 101st Airborne. He was a member of Gideons International. He was a Baptist deacon, first at North Central Baptist Church and later at Carol Estates Baptist Church. He was most recently a member of Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Inez Hart of Gainesville; sons Noyes Fred Hart and James A. "Arty" Hart, both of Gainesville, and Richard Julian Hart of Ashville, Ala.; daughters Faye Bush and Sue Hart, both of Gainesville; a sister, Clyde Jones of Gainesville; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grand- children.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Rayshard Jac'Quan Jackson

Infant Rayshard Jac'Quan Jackson of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at AGH.

Survivors include his mother, Lashelle Markham of Gainesville; his father, Robert Jackson of Gainesville; brothers Robert Jackson Jr. and Re'Jean Jackson, both of Gainesville; maternal grandparents the Rev. Robert and Carolyn Willingham of Alachua; paternal grandparents Clarence and Jacquelyn Edwards of Albany, Ga.; maternal great-grandmother Catherine McCeal of Gainesville; and paternal great-grandparents Rosa L. Gaddy and Robert L. Bradley, both of Grove Park.

Arrangements by Chestnut 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 Hannah 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.

Marceline Lenninger

WINTER HAVEN - Marceline Lenninger, a former Gainesville resident, died Tuesday after a 25-year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 82.

Mrs. Lenninger was born in Newark, N.J., and was a registered nurse. She graduated in 1941 from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in New York City and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, stationed in London during the war.

She started the first private duty nurse roster in 1947 at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville, and lived here for many years. She also worked part-time in tax preparation for H&R Block, and she enjoyed sewing, fishing in the Florida Keys, cooking and baking. She was a founding member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Orlando.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, John J. Lenninger of Winter Haven; daughters Victoria Michele Grogan of Littleton, Colo., and Marcia Lenninger of Orlando; sons J. Michael Lenninger of Jacksonville and Mark Lenninger of Eustis; a sister, Betty Butler of Milford, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven.

Louise Kite Newman

SAMPSON CITY - Louise Kite Newman died Thursday at Bradford Terrace Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was 86.

Mrs. Newman was born in Sampson City near Starke and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Sampson City Church of God and was a retired caseworker with the state of Florida. She was a 1935 graduate of Bradford High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Newman and sons Albert J. Newman Jr., Sidney D. Newman and Michael Newman.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Faye Waters of Starke; sons Bobby Newman of Micanopy, Jimmy Newman and Ronny Newman, both of Starke, and Tommy Newman of River Ranch; a caregiver, Linda Hoey of Starke; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

Danny W. Powell

WILLISTON - Danny W. Powell died Thursday at Oak View Rehab and Care Center. He was 52.

Mr. Powell was born in Trenton and lived most of his life in Williston. He was a member of Hardeetown Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and Leslie Fisher of Williston; brothers Tony Powell of Jacksonville, Lee Powell of Bronson, Edwin Powell of Trenton and Davie Fisher of Chiefland; and a sister, Sheila Powell of Hartesville, Tenn.

Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

Reginald Rushing

Reginald Rushing of Gainesville died Jan. 21 at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. He was 33.

Mr. Rushing was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a heavy-equipment operator and a 1984 graduate of Buchholz High School.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Rushing of Gainesville; a son, Zantavion Rushing of Gainesville; a daughter, Mercedes Scott of La Crosse; his mother and stepfather, Sarah Rushing-Oliver and Eddie Oliver of La Crosse; brothers Ulysee Rushing, George Rushing, Jerry Rushing and Tony Rushing, all of Gainesville, Samuel Rushing and Leroy Rushing, both of West Palm Beach; sisters Marshall Johnson, Sarah Sams, Dianna Cofield, Mae Richardson and Janice Hines, all of Gainesville, Evelyn Reynolds of Brooker and Shelley Henley of Orange Park; a stepbrother, Eddie Oliver Jr. of Baltimore; and a stepsister, Marsha Oliver of Queens, N.Y.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Daniel Richard Short

HIGH SPRINGS - Daniel Richard Short died of cancer Tuesday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He was 55.

Mr. Short was born in Pigeon, Mich., and came to Florida in 1978. He worked as a master tile setter.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Joiner Short of Lake City; a son, Daniel A. Short of Naples; a daughter, Paula Short of Fort Myers; a stepson, Wayne Joiner; a stepdaughter, Dana Belcher; his parents, Donald and Marion Short of Naples; brothers Mark Short of Macon, Ga., and Keith Short of Sunrise; and five grandchildren.

Ellen Jane Turcotte

HIGH SPRINGS - Ellen Jane Turcotte died Jan. 16. She was 88.

Mrs. Turcotte was born in Troy, N.Y., and moved to High Springs in 1993. She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed sewing, needlework, reading and bowling.

Survivors include a son, Richard Turcotte Jr. of Glastonbury, Conn.; a daughter, Carol Terlesky of High Springs; a brother, Donald Hanson of Hartsburg, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home.

Millard Barrett Weeks Jr.

OLD TOWN - Millard Barrett Weeks Jr. died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 39.

Mr. Weeks was born in Clearwater and attended school in Trenton. He was a correctional officer with Cross City Correctional Institution. He was a member of CPO and PBA associations and attended Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Cross City.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Weeks of Old Town; sons Millard B. "Trey" Weeks III, James M. Weeks and Aaron G. Weeks, all of Old Town; daughters Anita M. Weeks of Gainesville and Kayla N. Weeks of Old Town; his mother, Virginia Weeks of Wilcox; and sisters Sherry Ely of Monks Corner, S.C., and Tammy Murman of Fanning Springs.

Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

George Arthur Will

George Arthur Will of Gainesville died Wednesday at his home. He was 94.

Mr. Will was born in Pittsburgh and came here from Keystone Heights in 1927. He was a retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and farmer.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, the D.O.W. Sunday School class, Phoenix Bowling League, AARP and Square Dance Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lyda Mae Wilkerson Will and a daughter, Mary Herberta Will Harris.

Survivors include daughters Charlcey Mae Williams of Keystone Heights, Carrie Elizabeth Ann White of Polk City and Ila Clintonia McNamara of Gainesville; sons George Arthur Will Jr. of Italy, Louis Edward Will of Archer and Jonathan Howard Will of Gainesville; a sister, Kathryn Baker of Palatka; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

Helen McDonald Zaun

Helen McDonald Zaun of Gainesville died Sunday at North Florida Specialty Care Center. She was 87.

Mrs. Zaun was born in Portland, Maine, and came here from Detroit in 1980. She was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Archer High School and Florida State University.

In addition to supporting her husband's ministry service as parish associate to the congregation of First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, she was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Archer Rotary Club and an honorary member of the board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church. She also received a certificate of service for Recording for the Blind Inc. and was an affiliate member of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Dr. Allan A. Zaun of Gainesville; daughters Patricia Kane of Grosse Point Park, Mich., Victoria Colwell of St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Andrea Balcerski of Detroit; a sister, Marion McDonald Devine of Coventry, Conn.; four grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

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