Jan. 16, 2004

Published: Friday, January 16, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 16, 2004 at 1:42 a.m.

Frank Downing

  • Frank Downing of McAlpin died Wednesday at Lake City Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 80.

    Mr. Downing was born in Suwannee County and retired as a metalsmith for the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville after 32 years of service.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a 57-year member of Corinth Masonic Lodge No. 93 F&AM and a member of Mount Beulah Baptist Church in Wellborn.

    Survivors include his wife, Maxine Downing of McAlpin; daughters Sandy Marshburn of Live Oak, Sonya Clements of Gainesville and Barbara Fraddosio of Lake City; a son, Mike Downing of Madison; eight grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak.

    Annie Mae Nobles Gschwind

  • Annie Mae Nobles Gschwind of Starke died Thursday at Shands at Starke. She was 83.

    Mrs. Gschwind was born in Melrose and moved to Starke from Lake Butler in 2002. She was a homemaker.

    She was a former member of Melrose United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include daughters Sherry Austin of Lake Butler and Glenda Ann Eldred of Gainesville; a brother, G.H. Roberson of Melbourne; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

    Richard Scott Hall

  • Richard Scott Hall of Starke died Wednesday at Shands at Jacksonville from injuries sustained in a construction accident. He was 43.

    Mr. Hall was born in Starke and was a lifetime resident of the area. He worked in home construction.

    He was a Baptist.

    Survivors include his wife, Deborah A. Hall of Keystone Heights; a daughter, Kelly Hall of Keystone Heights; sons Clifford Hall and Michael Hall, both of Keystone Heights; his mother, Emma Hall of Starke; sisters Sharon Cole of Archer and Kay Lamb of Citra; his maternal grandmother, Eleanor Forsythe of Keystone Heights; and one grandchild.

    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

    Rick Prevatt

  • Rick Prevatt of Branford died Wednesday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville after a brief illness. He was 51.

    Mr. Prevatt was born in Jacksonville and moved to the Branford area from Alachua in 1988. He was manager for Luhrs Corp., a boating manufacturing company in St. Augustine.

    He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended Christ Central Ministries in Lake City and was chairman of the North Florida Work Force Development Board.

    Survivors include his wife, Janet Prevatt of Branford; daughters Lisa Brown of San Diego, Tassie Martin of Fort White, Angela Prevatt of Gainesville and Ashley Prevatt of Branford; sons Richard Prevatt of San Francisco and Joshua Prevatt of Branford; sisters Carol Pate and Thelma Lealand, both of Archer, Shirley Mooney of Belton, Elaine Carl of Waldo, Sarah Byars of Clearwater, Darlene Mullians of Grear, S.C., and Linda Hunsucker of Alachua; a brother, Dennis Prevatt of Belton; and five grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Branford.

    Maxine Twila Markette

  • Maxine Twila Markette of Gainesville died Wednesday at her home. She was 83.

    Mrs. Markette was born in Canton, Ill., and moved to Gainesville from Oxford, Miss., in 1989. She was retired.

    She was a member of Westwood Hills Church of God in Gainesville.

    Survivors include daughters Jean Tatom Schermerhorn of Gainesville and Linda Evans of Bronson; a sister, Rosella Sims of Morton, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grand- children.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Wanda Kaye Lockhart

  • Wanda Kaye Lockhart of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida after an extended illness. She was 44.

    Mrs. Lockhart was born in Clearmont and moved to Gainesville in 1991. She was a homemaker.

    She was a member of Faith Inc., and Showers of Blessing.

    Survivors include her husband, Alphonso Lockhart of Gainesville; daughters Tomika Allen and Amanda Gandy, both of Gainesville; a son, Alphonso Lockhart of Gainesville; her parents, George and Juanita Allen of Clermont; and sisters Ruby Allen and Cassandra Allen, both of Clermont, Barbara Allen of Stanford, Conn., Anita Smith and Georgianna Allen-Dempsey, both of Atlanta, and Sandra Hall of Gainesville.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Caleb Allen Powell Jr.

  • Caleb Allen Powell Jr. of Dowling Park, and formerly of Gainesville, died Wednesday at Advent Christian Village. He was 77.

    Mr. Powell was born in Miami and grew up in Gainesville. He was a retired teacher and motel operator.

    He was a graduate of P.K. Yonge Laboratory School, the University of Florida and Florida State University, and taught math, social studies and drivers' education in Shady Grove, Mayo and Williston.

    He was also a longtime operator of the Holiday Inn in Williston, where the UF football team stayed before home games for several seasons. He was an avid Gator fan.

    Survivors include a son, Robert Allen Powell of Gainesville; a daughter, Leah Powell McKay of Atlanta; sisters Mina Jo Powell of Tallahassee and Esther Safford of Gainesville, Ga.; a brother, Maxey Powell of Thomasville, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

    Julia Mae James

  • Julia Mae James of Williston died on Monday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville after an extended illness. She was 58.

    Mrs. James was born in Madison and was a child-care provider. She attended Williston Vocational High School and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her father, Oscar Lee James of Williston; sisters Rosa Mae Soloman of Miami and Mildred Anderson and Mary Cox, both of Williston; and brothers Willie Lee James, Charlie Lee James and Leandrae James, all of Williston.

    Arrangements by O.B. Samuel Funeral Home.

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