Jan. 12, 2004


Published: Monday, January 12, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 11:44 p.m.

Betty Orton Alligood

  • Betty Orton Alligood of Alachua died Sunday. She was 58.

    Mrs. Alligood was born in Richmond, Ind. She was executive coordinator of Shaklee and a co-owner of Orton's Auto Service in Starke. She loved to care for her family and was a devoted mother and grandmother.

    She was a member of Countryside Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Kenneth J. Alligood of Alachua; daughters Janice O. Mason of Keystone Heights and Debbie O. Bagley of Alachua; son Walter T. Orton of Starke; and eight grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home Inc. in Gainesville.

    Joseph McGeehan

  • Joseph McGeehan of Trenton died Saturday at his home. He was 62.

    Mr. McGeehan was born in Chester, Pa., and lived in Trenton for 11 years after moving from Miami. He was a retired deputy sheriff with Miami-Dade County.

    He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of Royal Palm Masonic Lodge No. 100 and of the Retired Officers Council of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. He was a Shriner in the Order of The Eastern Star and a member of the Suwannee River Shrine Club.

    He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Chiefland.

    Survivors include his wife, Barbara McGeehan of Trenton; daughter Tira McGeehan of Atlanta; son Patrick McGeehan of Miami; brother Tom McGeehan of Old Town; sisters Helen Baroni of Chester, Pa., and Mary Ellen Imbrogno of Brookhaven, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Leon L. Pinner & Enal M. Pinner

  • Leon L. Pinner and his wife of 70 years, Enal M. Pinner, both of Cross City, died last week. Leon Pinner, who died Saturday, was 94 and Enal Pinner, who died Thursday, was 87.

    The Pinners were born and lived their entire lives in Dixie County. Mr. Pinner was retired from the Dixie County Road Department. Mrs. Pinner was a homemaker and mother.

    They were members of the First Baptist Church of Cross City.

    Their survivors include daughters Cathy Johnson and Angie Bush, both of Cross City; son Leon L. Pinner Jr. of Peterman, Ala.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Pinner is also survived by brothers Homer and Arthur Pinner, both of Cross City; and sister Willie Mae Boyette of Cross City. Mrs. Pinner is survived by brother Jackie Morgan of Perry and sister Ruby Albritton of Cross City.

    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.


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