Jan. 14, 2004


Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 8:22 p.m.

Inez Blackwelder Hawthorne

  • Inez Blackwelder Hawthorne of Windermere, and formerly of Worthington Springs, died Sunday. She was 82.
    Mrs. Hawthorne was born in Worthington Springs and was later a resident for more than 60 years. She was a retired lunchroom manager for the Orange County school system, and had also worked at Walt Disney World.
    She was a member of West Orange Church of Christ for many years and was most recently a member of Sanford Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, George O. Hawthorne, and a son, Donald Hawthorne.
    Survivors include a son, George O. Hawthorne Jr. of Sanford; brothers Charles Blackwelder of Worthington Springs and Eugene Blackwelder of Fernandina Beach; sisters Naomi Smith of Greensboro, N.C., and Ruth Taliaferro of Hampton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Apopka.

    Marion F. Jiles

  • Marion F. "Frank" Jiles of Old Town died Sunday in Gainesville. He was 89.
    Mr. Jiles was born in Tuscola, Ill., and moved to Old Town from Myakka City in 2001. He was a retired road construction operating engineer.
    He was a member of Union of Operating Engineers in Terre Haute, Ind., and a past road commissioner in Douglas County, Ill.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanna Boyd Jiles, and a daughter, Betty Jiles Sempsrote.
    Survivors include a son, Robert Jiles of Oakland, Ill.; a daughter, Lucretia Jiles of Champaign, Ill.; his former wife, Irene Davis Jiles of Oakland, Ill.; and one grandchild.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Luis Galvan Lopez

  • Luis Galvan Lopez of Summerfield died Friday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville after a brief illness. He was 90.
    Mr. Lopez was bon in Isabela, Puerto Rico, and moved to this area from Orlando in 1987. He was a retired store owner.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and past officer of Puerto Rican Merchants Association. He owned a grocery store in Brooklyn, N.Y., for many years. Previously, he had worked for the agricultural extension farm for the University of Puerto Rico and also had worked as a stenographer and typist in the banking industry. After his retirement, he returned to Puerto Rico for a few years and owned a stone quarry business.
    Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mildred Durand Lopez of Summerfield; a daughter, Sonia M. Falkowski of Amherst, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

    Carol Ann Burns Nugent

  • Carol Ann Burns Nugent of Starke died Sunday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville after a brief illness. She was 57.
    Mrs. Nugent was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Starke from New York in 1964. She was a retired secretary and accountant.
    She was a member of Airpark Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Paul Clayton Nugent Jr. of Starke; daughters Lucinda Joy Hamilton and Rebecca Lee Taylor, both of Starke; sons Timothy David Nugent Sr. of Hampton and Eric Clayton Nugent of Starke; her mother, Arlita M. Burns of East Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Barbara Vanalstine of New York; brothers George Burns of Virginia and Donald Burns of California; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Starke.

    Jean Kathyrn Taylor

  • Jean Kathyrn "Miss Jean" Taylor of Fort White died Monday in Mayo. She was 77.
    Mrs. Taylor was born in Cincinnati and moved to Fort White from Marion, Ind., in 1990. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church of High Springs.
    Survivors include her husband, Everett L. Taylor Jr. of Fort White; a daughter, Nancy K. Stanley of Newllano, La.; sons Kenneth Taylor of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Thomas C. Taylor of Gainesville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    J.D. Clark

  • J.D. Clark of Dowling Park died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 89.
    Mr. Clark was born in Suwannee County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a farmer.
    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Clark of Dowling Park; daughters Shelba Jean Anderson and Vickie Music, both of Live Oak, Barbara Carolyn Snyder of Durham, N.C., and Annette Clark of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Wesley Clark of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Frank Clark of Live Oak; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak.

    James Conner

  • James Conner of Bell died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 53.
    Mr. Conner was born in Bell and was a lifetime resident. He was a farmer and a Baptist.
    He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed gardening, playing guitar and singing.
    He was preceded in death by son, Jamie Conner.
    Survivors include a son, Casey Conner of Fort Hood, Texas; his mother, Dollie Conner of Bell; and sisters Donna Johnson of Phoenix City, Ala., Betty Smith of Branford, Alice Cannon of Bell and Myrlene Hendry of High Springs.
    Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home.

    Egidio Caruso

  • Egidio "Gino" Caruso of Cedar Key died Monday in Gainesville. He was 76.
    Mr. Caruso was born in Italy and moved to Cedar Key from Old Tappan, N.J., in 1989. He was a retired graphic designer.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of Lion's Club in Cedar Key and Cedar Key Friends of the Library. He was a Catholic.
    Survivors include his wife, Joeann Caruso of Cedar Key; sons Rob Gaumond of Wellington and James Gaumond of Furlong, Pa.; daughters Eva Gaumond of Wellington, Roberta Russell of Silver Springs and Beatrice "Cindy" Gonzales of Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, Joseph Caruso of Brooklyn; and six grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.
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