Feb. 1, 2003


Published: Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 2:17 a.m.

Susie Abercrombie

LAKE WORTH - Susie Abercrombie died Wednesday. She was 58.

Mrs. Abercrombie was born in Gainesville and moved to Lake Worth in 1970. She was employed with Palm Beach County Adult Education at Santaluces High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady V. Ford Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Ford of Lake Worth; a son, Eric Ford of Lake Worth; her former husband, Don Abercrombie of Surfside, S.C.; sisters Gloria Neal and Mona Crews; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

Alyce Vanzant Cowen

LAKE BUTLER - Alyce Vanzant Cowen died Thursday at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Blairsville, Ga., after an extended illness. She was 80.

Mrs. Cowen was born in Abbyville, Ga., and lived most of her life in Lake Butler, where she retired as a postal clerk. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Butler.

Survivors include her husband, William J. Cowen of Lake Butler; daughters Sandra Brock of Young Harris, Ga., Betty Tidwell of Eustis and Rachel Sherwood of Havertown, Pa.; sisters Mildred Rogers of Ocala and Mickey McVeigh of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home.

Jasper Kelly

Jasper "Frank" Kelly died Thursday at his home. He was 67.

Mr. Kelly was born in Pensacola and came here in 1938. He was a Baptist, and was co-owner of a Dixie Creme Doughnut Shop.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Kelly of Gainesville; daughters Glenda Walrath and Tamara Wedding, both of Gainesville; a brother, John Kelly of Atlanta; a sister, Gladys Thomas of Gainesville; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Jacqueline Lea Kjeldgaard

CHIEFLAND - Jacqueline Lea Kjeldgaard died Friday at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation in Trenton. She was 71.

Mrs. Kjeldgaard was born in Arizona Center, Neb., and came to Chiefland in 1984. She was a retired food service worker, and a member of Eagles No. 4011.

Survivors include her husband, C. Lloyd Kjeldgaard of Chiefland; a daughter, Pamela Vickers of Pleasanton, Calif.; sons Ray Drummond and Dale Drummond, both of Yuba City, Calif., and Steven Drummond of Marysville, Calif.; her mother, Dora Orr of Trenton; a sister, Nancy Uehling of Suwannee; brothers Eugene Kohler and Phillip Kohler, both of Chiefland; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.

John H. Mattingly

John H. Mattingly of Gainesville died Thursday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 61.

Mr. Mattingly was born in Hyden, Ky., and came here from Fort Still, Okla., in 1977. He was a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by sons Wayne C. Mattingly and John D. Mattingly.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta Mattingly of Gainesville; a daughter, Sandra M. Mattingly of Gainesville; and sisters Verna Wilson of Corbin, Ky., and Marie Baker of Hyden, Ky.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Sixto Cruz Mojica

BRONSON - Sixto Cruz Mojica died Thursday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center. He was 85.

Mr. Mojica was born in Juncos, Puerto Rico and moved to Bronson from Gainesville in 2000. He was a retired machine operator with Curtis Candy Co. in Chicago. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include sons Jacinto Cruz of Alabama and Edwin Cruz of Fort Collins, Colo.; daughters Porfiria Rivera of Bronson and Neida Morado of Pembroke Pines; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Bobby Carl Richburg

CHIEFLAND - Bobby Carl Richburg died Friday. He was 63.

Mr. Richburg was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of the Cedar Key and Chiefland area. He was a forestry supervisor.

He enjoyed fishing and collecting antiques. He was a member of Church of Christ of Cedar Key.

Survivors include sons Tracy Richburg of Newberry and Preston Richburg of Chiefland; his parents, Eddie and Myrl Richburg of Chiefland; a brother, Gary Richburg of Cedar Key; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

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