March 1, 2003


Published: Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 12:11 a.m.

Mary Lou Beck

CHIEFLAND - Mary Lou Beck died Thursday at Hospice House of North Central Florida in Gainesville. She was 70.

Mrs. Beck was born in Greenville, N.C., and came here from Clewiston in 1981. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters Katherine Partlow of Avon Park, Ronda Sauls and Tammy Hughes, both of Clewiston, and Pamela Christmas of Fort Myers; sons J.C. Davis Jr., Michael Davis and David Davis, all of Clewiston; a sister, Ferrie Gerstman of Immokalee; brothers Glenn Elrod of New Orleans, James Elrod of Pahokee and Carl Elrod of Bonifay; her primary caregiver, Tina Carver of Chiefland; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hiers Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland.

Shirley Ann Futch

CROSS CITY - Shirley Ann Futch died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 65.

Mrs. Futch moved from Chiefland to Cross City in 1987, and worked as a waitress. She was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cross City.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Westberry.

Survivors include her husband, Jack D. Futch of Cross City; sons James Carlton Westberry of Fort Lauderdale and Johnny Westberry of Live Oak; a daughter, Gail Williams of Lake City; brothers Bobby Cribbs of Jacksonville, Freddie Cribbs of St. Augustine, Billy Cribbs, Terry Cribbs and Calvin Cribbs of Live Oak and Dewey Cribbs and Rodney Cribbs, both of Lake City; sisters Patsy Williams of Live Oak and Denise Sauls of Lake City; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

Kathleen Bridget Goode

OCALA - Kathleen Bridget Goode, a former Gainesville resident, died Thursday at her home. She was 79.

Mrs. Goode was born in Finley, Ohio, and moved to Ocala from Gainesville in 1951. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, the Ocala Art Group and Fine Arts For Ocala.

Survivors include daughters Patricia M. Goode and Bridget A. Counts, both of Ocala; sons Patrick J. Goode, Allen B. Goode and Christopher J. Goode, all of Ocala; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hiers Funeral Home in Ocala.

da Margaret Turner Gutierrez

PERRY - Ida Margaret Turner Gutierrez died Thursday at her home. She was 90.

Mrs. Gutierrez was a homemaker and lived in Tampa for 50 years before moving to Taylor County in 2002. She was a member of Salem Baptist Purity Church in Salem.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Mae.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Garcia of Miami; brothers L.S. Turner, Lewis Turner, Abel Turner, Silas Turner and Paul Turner, all of Perry; sisters Tilda Brumley of Mayo and Nelia Hires and Zillah Albritton, both of Perry; and her stepmother, Ethel Turner of Salem.

Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

Mose Hodge

Mose Hodge of Gainesville died Wednesday at his home after an extended illness. He was 82.

Mr. Hodge was born in Madison and came to Gainesville in 1942. He was a retired mechanic with Koppers Industries and a member of the Fellowship Club of Gainesville.

Survivors include sons Mose Hodge Jr. and Mark Sturks, both of Gainesville; a daughter, Pamela Smith of Lake Helen; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

Charles Lee

O'BRIEN - Charles "Truby" Lee died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 80.

Mr. Lee was born in O'Brien and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired game supervisor with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, where he worked for 46 years.

He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of Union Baptist Church in O'Brien.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Herring Lee of O'Brien; daughters Linda Lee Wilkinson Turner of O'Brien and Laura Lee Land of Hatch Bend; sisters Juanita Daughtry of Gainesville and Leatha Smith of Orlando; a brother, Melvin Lee of Branford; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home.

Willa Mae Tetstone McDavid

BROOKER - Willa Mae Tetstone McDavid died Friday at Shands at the University of Florida after an extended illness. She was 56.

Mrs. McDavid was born in Bradford County and lived most of her life in Brooker. She was a registered certified nurse's assistant and took care of patients in nursing homes and residences.

She attended Church of God of Prophecy of Brooker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James McDavid.

Survivors include sons Billy Dampier of Gainesville and Shane McRae of Lake Butler; a stepson, Clay McRae of Gainesville; a stepdaughter, Helen McRae of Ocala; a sister, Melba Dampier of Gainesville; brothers Shirley Tetstone, Ruey Tetstone, C.J. Tetstone, Hubert Tetstone, Raiford Tetstone, Otis Tetstone and Lonnie Tetstone, all of Brooker, and Earl Tetstone of Gainesville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

Alton Richard Norwood

n CHIEFLAND - Alton Richard Norwood died at his home Feb. 18. He was 77.

There are no known local survivors.

Larry Marlin Wisehart

O'BRIEN - Larry Marlin Wisehart died Thursday at his home after an extended illness. He was 64.

Mr. Wisehart was born in Ferris, Ill., and moved to O'Brien from McAlpin in 1999. He was a retired owner/operator of a construction firm.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 675B in Fort Lauderdale and Pinemount Baptist Church in McAlpin.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Wisehart of O'Brien; daughters Rebecca Bryant of Raiford and Lori Lowder of Live Oak; sons Loren Thomas and Michael Thomas, both of Live Oak, Rickie Thomas of Indian Town and Billy Bean of Thonotosassa; a brother, Darwin Wisehart of Carthage, Ill.; 11 grand-children; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak.

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