Oct. 1, 2003


Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11:18 p.m.

Anthony Cavallini

  • Anthony Cavallini of Fort Myers died Sept. 23 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 69.
    Mr. Cavallini was born in Mocanaqua, Pa., and moved to Fort Lauderdale from Galaz, Va., in 1989. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and served as service officer with Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 75 in Fort Myers for 10 years.
    Survivors include his wife, Judy Rybus Cavallini of Fort Myers; a daughter, Terry Cavallini of Madison, N.C.; stepdaughters Crystal Ann Horner of Naples, Kathy Goodwin of Oceana, W.Va., CaraLisa M. Flockler of Northport and Kimberly Rose Wasson of Oceanside, Calif.; a stepson, Jack James Horner of Puerto Rico; sisters Nancy Knuckles of San Bernandino, Calif., and Leona Gonda of Plains, Pa.; and three step-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    Winifred McGowan Dance

  • Winifred McGowan Dance of Pensacola, and formerly of Gainesville, died Saturday. She was 74.
    Mrs. Dance was born in Jacksonville and was a graduate of the University of Florida. She was married in Gainesville in 1951 and moved to Pensacola in 1956. She served as president of the Pensacola Junior League and NOMADS.
    Survivors include her husband of 52 years, George P. Dance of Pensacola; a daughter, Catherine Howard Dance Johnson of Pensacola; sons Richard C. Dance of Scottsdale, Ariz., Thomas C. Dance of Winter Park and G. Frederic Dance of Daphne, Ala.; and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Bayview-Fisher-Pou Funeral Home in Pensacola.

    Raymond Edward Feagle

  • Raymond Edward Feagle of Alachua died Friday in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 59.
    Mr. Feagle was born in Alachua and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church.
    Survivors include brothers Firpo Blanton of High Springs, Shine Blanton of Cedar Key and Jack Feagle of Bakersfield; and sisters Laura Berry and Mary Cason, both of Alachua, and Rosalee "Sis" Barber of High Springs.
    Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs.

    Lilly Mae Jones Flowers

  • Lilly Mae Jones Flowers of Gainesville died Monday at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center. She was 101.
    Mrs. Flowers was born in Coffee County, Ala., and moved to Gainesville in 1928. She was the former co-owner and operator of K.P. Jones General Store in Micanopy, which opened in 1931. She ran the store for 20 years.
    She was a Christian. She enjoyed gardening.
    She was preceded in death by husbands Virgil Clyde Jones, K.P. Jones and Clarence Flowers.
    Survivors include sons Louie Jones of Archer and Carlos Jones of Nokomis; a daughter, Thelma Snodderly of Lake Butler; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    Jerry Gainey

  • Jerry Gainey of LaCrosse died Sept. 23 at E.T. York Hospice Care Center.
    He was 77.
    Mr. Gainey was born in Brooker and moved to LaCrosse in 1983. He was a retired farmer.
    He was a member of Greater Bethel United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Lovely Hope of Summerfield; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Dorsey's Funeral Home.

    Joseph John Kavulich Jr.

  • Joseph John Kavulich Jr. of Gainesville died Aug. 16 at his home.
    He was 48.
    Mr. Kavulich was born in Scranton, Pa., and lived in New Jersey and Cancun, Mexico, before moving to Gainesville. He was owner and operator of a hair salon.
    Survivors include a daughter, Tia Lane Kavulich of Scranton; and sisters Barbara Kavulich and Sandra Kavulich, both of Scranton.
    Arrangements by ICS Cremation.

    Gregory Keith Kersey Sr.

  • Gregory Keith Kersey Sr. of Jacksonville died Monday. He was 29.
    Mr. Kersey was born in Jacksonville and was a lifelong resident. He was owner of Kersey Flooring Co.
    He is survived by his wife, Crystal Ann Maxwell Kersey of Jacksonville. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Dennis Kersey of Keystone Heights; and his paternal grandmother, Iris McKinney of Starke.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Starke.

    Margaret Harmon Lilliston

  • Margaret Harmon Lilliston of Starke died Friday at Shands at Starke after a brief illness. She was 94.
    Born in Melfa, Va., Mrs. Lilliston lived most of her life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She moved to Starke from Washington, D.C., in January. She was a retired schoolteacher and apartment manager, most recently employed with Calveston Apartments, where she worked for 36 years.
    She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 38 in Washington, and a charter member of Onancock, Va., Historical Society.
    She was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Washington.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Parker Lilliston, two sons and one daughter.
    Survivors include a son, William B. Lilliston of Stanton, Va.; caregivers Cecil and Linda Harrell of Starke; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Gene McCray

  • Gene McCray of New Smyrna Beach died Friday at his home. He was 71.
    Mr. McCray was born in New Smyrna Beach. He was retired farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
    He is survived locally by a sister, Shirley Clark of Mayo.
    Arrangements by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach and Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo.

    Mitchell Piperski

  • Mitchell Piperski of Dowling Park died Monday at Integrated Health Services in Gainesville after a brief illness. He was 84.
    Born in Chicago, Mr. Piperski moved to Dowling Park from Gainesville in 1998. He was a mechanic with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, where he served in the cavalry. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton.
    He had no local survivors.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak.

    James L. Woods

  • James L. Woods of Hollister died Sunday in a drowning accident at Mosquito Lake in the Ocala National Forest. He was 57.
    Mr. Woods was born in Clermont and lived in Putnam County for more than 50 years, coming to the area from Miami. He was an outreach librarian for the Alachua County Library District.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Interlachen Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as church organist. He enjoyed working with young people and was active with Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts. He was also a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol through its Young Eagle Flight Program.
    Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Barbara Woods of Hollister; a son, Chad Woods of Hollister; a daughter, Laura Vannousone of Jacksonville; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

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