May 1, 2003


Published: Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 11:40 p.m.

Raymond Wilson Bryan

  • LAWTEY - Raymond Wilson Bryan died Tuesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City.
    He was 84.
    Mr. Bryan was born in Sparks, Ga., and worked in civil services. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Laura Hardy Bryan.
    Survivors include a son, Ted Bryan of Lake City; daughters Sandi Stoiber of St. Augustine and Pat Sprow of Lawtey; a brother, Robert Luthur Bryan of West Palm Beach; a sister, Laura Moore of Adel, Ga.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

    Morris Bernard Dallas

  • WILLISTON - Morris Bernard Dallas died Monday at his home after a brief illness. He was 67.
    Mr. Dallas was born in Romeo and moved to Williston in 1990. He was retired from the U.S. Army, where he served for 22 years.
    He was a 1955 graduate of Williston Vocational School and was trained as an electrician. He was a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Williston.
    Survivors include a son, Adrian R. Dallas of Ocala; his father, Theodore Dallas Sr. of Williston; brothers Rudolph Dallas and Orian Dallas, both of Williston; and a sister, Louise Perry of Miami.
    Arrangements by Carnegie Funeral Home.

    Oliver E. Godwin

  • HIGH SPRINGS - Oliver E. Godwin died Tuesday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
    He was 84. Mr. Godwin was born in Fellowship and moved to High Springs from Ocala in 1984. He was owner and operator of Aquatic Weed Control. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Grace and Praise Ministries in High Springs.
    Survivors include his wife, Maxine Douglas Godwin of High Springs; sons Eugene Godwin of Woodstock, Ga., and David Godwin of Ocala; a brother, Harold Godwin of Kilgor, Texas; sisters Lela Mae Steele of Odessa, Ukraine, and Lib Lisk of Ocala; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Mamie L. Long

  • Mamie L. Long of Gainesville died April 24 at her home after an extended illness. She was 81.
    Ms. Long was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. She was a retired schoolteacher.
    She was a graduate of Florida Memorial College. She was a member of Alachua County Retired Teachers Association, Farmer's Aid Benefit Association, Florida Cattlemen's Association and Fort Clarke Missionary Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a brother, Henry A. Long Sr. of Gainesville; a sister, Leola McKinnon of Tallahassee; and caregivers Bernard Long and Kathy Long, both of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Robert Henry Musfeldt

  • CHIEFLAND - Robert Henry Musfeldt died Monday. He was 80.
    Mr. Musfeldt was born in Manning, Iowa, and moved to Chiefland from St. Petersburg in 1982. He was a retired electronic engineer.
    He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
    After retirement, he was active with the Fowlers Bluff Water Works Plant and enjoyed pets and boating.
    Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Musfeldt of Chiefland; a son, Kurt Musfeldt of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Elda Gaskill of Audubon, Iowa; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Chalmer Austin Nye

  • MELROSE - Chalmer Austin Nye died Tuesday at his home. He was 83.
    Mr. Nye was born in Hummelstown, Pa., and moved to Melrose in 1978. He was a retired aircraft quality controller at Warner Robins Air Force Base. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Friendship Bible Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Nye of Melrose; sons Bruce Nye of Melrose and Gary Nye of Hartsville, S.C.; brothers Kenneth Nye of Linglestown, Pa., and Paul Nye and Clarence Nye, both of Hershey, Pa.; sisters Grace Nye of Middletown, Pa., Ruth Nye of Harrisburg, Pa., and Annette Nye of Hershey, Pa.; and three grand- children.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

    Gerald M. Kay

  • Gerald M. Kay of Gainesville died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 86.
    Born in Johnsonburg, Pa., Mr. Kay came here from New York in 2002. He was a retired salesman for Sweet Clean Laundry and Kaplan Furriers.
    He worked as a special investigator for the Office of Price Administration during World War II, for which he was awarded a special commendation from President Roosevelt.
    He was a member of Village Chorus in Gainesville, St. Joseph Church, University Heights, Holy Name Society, Boy Scouts of America and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Kenmore, N.Y.
    Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. Tremblay of Mebane, N.C.; a son, Stephen T. Kay Sr. of Gainesville; a sister, Josephine Cile of San Diego; brothers Chester Kwiecinski of Valrico and Edward Kwiecinski of Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    Dorothy A. Wright Strickland

  • Dorothy A. Wright "Dot" Strickland of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at AGH after an extended illness. She was 63.
    Mrs. Strickland was born in Live Oak and came here in 1959. She was a retired nurse with Shands at the University of Florida and a cottage parent with Tacachale.
    She was a 1955 graduate of Douglas High School in Live Oak and attended Santa Fe Community College. She was a member of Deliverance Gospel Temple, where she was a member of the Mother's Board and Women of Victory.
    Survivors include sons Clifford Williams of Gainesville, Andrew Strickland of Tallahassee, and Levi Glenn Strickland and Derek Strickland, both of Gainesville; daughters Sharon, Mercedes and Gwendolyn Strickland, all of Gainesville; a sister, Barbara Jean Baker of Live Oak; a brother, Eugene Wright of High Springs; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

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