Jan. 11, 2004


Published: Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 12:12 a.m.

Wyatt K. Dunnam

  • Wyatt K. "Bugs" Dunnam Jr. of Old Town died Friday. He was 51.

  • Mr. Dunnam was raised in Dixie County and moved back to the area after retiring from the U.S. Army.

    He enjoyed softball, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

    Mr. Dunnam was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Old Town.

    Survivors include his wife, Sue Dunnam of Old Town; a son, Nick Dunnam of Old Town; a daughter, Vanessa Hurlocker of Gainesville; his mother, Louise Dunnam of Old Town; brothers Rayburn Dunnam of Perry, Andrew Dunnam of Cross City, and Dallas Dunnam of Spruce Pine, N.C.; sisters Lanellecq Muzzarellicq of Old Town, Betty Lou McCall of Folkston, Ga., and Weidacq Pettersoncq of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a grandson.

    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

    Keira Grace Lauzardo

  • The infant Keira Grace Lauzardo, 1, of Gainesville died Thursday at Shands at UF.

    Survivors include her father and mother, Michael Lauzardo and Eileen Fogarty Lauzardo of Gainesville; a brother, Ryan Joseph Lauzardo of Gainesville; paternal grandfather Jose Lauzardo of Miami; and maternal grandparents Stephen and Mary Fogarty of New Port Richey.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Sarah Lucinda Norman

  • Sarah Lucinda Norman of Lawtey died Friday at St. Vincent's Medical Center. She was 88.

    Mrs. Norman was born in Clay County and was a lifetime resident of the area.

    She was a homemaker and a member of Highland First Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Norman.

    Survivors include sons Floyd Norman, Carl Norman and John Norman, all of Lawtey, and Richard Austin of Orlando; daughters Evelyn Griffis of Lawtey and Rachel Prescott of Kingsley Lake; sisters Irene Crews of Lawtey and Irma Lee Knight of Baldwin; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

    Ralph Thomas Smith Jr.

  • Ralph Thomas Smith Jr. of Gainesville died Saturday. He was 53.

    Mr. Smith was a welder at Buddy's Welding. He also sold boiled peanuts.

    He was a lifelong resident of Gainesville and was born at and died at Shands at AGH.

    Mr. Smith enjoyed drawing, listening to country music and spending time with his dogs.

    Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Cozad of McAlester, Okla.; his father, Buddy Smith of Gainesville; a sister, Carolyn Wilson of Windsor; and one grandson.

    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    Julia Inez Beckman Maines

  • Julia Inez Beckman Maines of Lake Butler died Saturday morning at her residence after an extended illness. She was 86.

    Mrs. Maines was born in Baltimore, Md., and moved to Jacksonville when she was 6 months old.

    She received a degree in social work from Florida State University and was a social worker for the State of Florida. She also was a longtime business manager of the Tomlinson-Maines Drug Co. in Lake Butler.

    She was a member of the Lake Butler Chapter of Eastern Star and the Lake Butler Women's Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, where she served with the Women's Missionary Union and was a Sunday school teacher.

    She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Hal Y. Maines.

    Survivors include daughters Barbara M. DeVoe of Gainesville and Harriett Y. Maines of Lake Butler; a sister, Barbara Jefferson of Tallahassee; two grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.

    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home.

    Morgan Ernest Grainger

  • Morgan Ernest Grainger of Hawthorne died Thursday at his home. He was 52.

    Mr. Grainger owned and operated Morgan Grainger's Portable Toilet Rentals.

    He was born in Fort Lauderdale and moved to Hawthorne in 1959.

    Mr. Grainger was a Southeastern rodeo circuit champion for many years for roping and was a member of the Professional Roping Calves Association.

    Survivors include daughters Candace Lee Driggers of Jacksonville and Whitney Elaine Grainger of Palatka; a stepdaughter, Jessica Lynn Mast of Interlachen; a stepson, Clay David Mast of East Palatka; his mother, Faye Keebler of Odom, Ga.; his father, Frank E. Grainger of Hawthorne; a sister, Evelyn G. Pionessa of Jacksonville; and a brother, Bruce H. Grainger of Gainesville.

    Arrangements by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Homes in Interlachen.

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