Jan. 22, 2004


Published: Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 1:01 a.m.

Willie Brown Sr.

  • Willie Brown Sr. of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at AGH after an extended illness. He was 89.

    Mr. Brown was born in Archer and moved to Gainesville in 1964. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator.

    He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Edna Brown of Gainesville; sons Wilbert Rowe of Jamaica, N.Y., Willie Brown Jr., Alex J. Brown, Charles Brown, Johnell Brown and Vernell Brown, all of Gainesville, and Ferman Clayton of St. Petersburg; daughters Elouise Gathers of St. Petersburg, Julia Williams, Fernise Irvin, Shirlene Thomas and Virginia Williams, all of Gainesville; 40 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Andrew Thomas Fultz

  • Andrew Thomas "Spec" Fultz of Orange Heights died Monday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 57.

    Mr. Fultz was born in Hialeah and lived most of his life in this area. He was an electrician.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club and I.B.E.W. Local No. 1205. He was a Baptist.

    Survivors include a son, Benjamin J. Fultz of Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; a daughter, Trisha Van Hall of Orange Heights; and one grandchild.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    JoAnn C. Kaylor

  • JoAnn C. Kaylor of Bronson died Monday at her home. She was 74.

    Mrs. Kaylor was born in Albertlee, Minn., and moved to this area from Seminole in 1991. She was a retired teacher.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Kaylor.

    Survivors include daughters Jill Kaylor and Mary Perkins, both of Bronson, and Patricia Mohamed of Gainesville; sons Michael Kaylor of Clearwater and Jack Kaylor of St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary Boehme of Savage, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Leon Mattox

  • Leon Mattox of Gainesville died Monday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 64.

    Mr. Mattox was born in Trenton and moved to Gainesville from Ocala in 2000. He was a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran.

    Survivors include a brother, Joe Mattox of Gainesville; and a sister, Pauline Williams of Gainesville.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Mathalee L. White

  • Mathalee L. White of Gainesville died Jan. 15 at Shands at AGH after an extended illness. She was 80.

    Mrs. White was born in Gainesville and returned here from New York City in 1984. She was a retired hotel switchboard operator.

    She was a member of Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church.

    Survivors include a brother, Henry W. Leath of Gainesville; and sisters Mamie L. Leath of Gainesville and Geraldine Barnes of Tampa.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Martha Josephine Carroll

  • Martha Josephine Carroll of Gainesville died Nov. 12. She was 84.

    Mrs. Carroll was born in Muscogee County, Ga., and first moved to Gainesville in 1946, then returned here from Dunedin in 1994. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a Catholic.

    Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert C. Carroll of Gainesville; sons David Jackson Carroll of Jacksonville and Dr. Robert R. Carroll of Alachua; a sister, Mildred Lachowsky of Altus, Ark.; a brother, Albert Johnson of Savannah, Ga.; and two grand- children.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Mayme Louise Croft

  • Mayme Louise Croft of High Springs died Saturday at Health Center of Lake City after an extended illness. She was 84.

    Mrs. Croft was born in Wildwood and lived in Delray Beach for many years before moving to High Springs in 1990. She was retired from the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office, where she worked for 29 years.

    She was an accomplished pianist and organist and was the church organist at Elim Baptist Church in Fort White, where she was a member.

    She was also a member of Santa Fe Chapter No. 105 Order of the Eastern Star in High Springs, and a 66-year member of the order and past grand organist of the Grand Chapter of Florida.

    Survivors include her husband, Russell C. Croft of High Springs; sons Dennis Croft and Kenneth Croft, both of High Springs; a daughter, Bettye Gloskowski of Fort White; five grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Lake City.

    Virginia L. Bridges Conner

  • Virginia L. Bridges Conner of Gainesville died Jan. 15 at Woodlands Care Center. She was 79.

    Ms. Conner was born in Covington, Ky., and moved to Florida in 1950. She was a retired nurse for Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where she worked for 21 years.

    Survivors include daughters Christina L. Denny Grey cq and Robin L. Conner Good, both of Gainesville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    Arrangements by Worth Cremation Service of Florida.

    Michael T. Ferguson

  • Michael T. Ferguson of Archer died Saturday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He was 58.

    Mr. Ferguson was born in Midway and raised in Clermont. He lived in the Tavares area for many years before moving to Archer about two years ago. He was an artist and former owner of a sign business.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Ferguson.

    Survivors include sons Michael O. Ferguson and Paul Ferguson, both of Weirsdale; his mother, Elaine LaVeigne Patterson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Darnell Busby of Knoxville; brothers Paul Ferguson, Steve Ferguson, Roy Ferguson and Kevin French, all of Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

    Julius Foreman

  • Julius Foreman of Gainesville died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 57.

    Mr. Foreman was born in Gainesville and was a lifetime resident. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Church of Christ.

    Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla Foreman-Alexander of Gainesville; brothers Andrew Foreman, Ben Davis, Gregory Davis and Michael Davis, all of Gainesville, and James Davis, Ronald Davis and Tony Davis, all of Atlanta; and his stepmother, Arlean Davis of Gainesville.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Hubert L. Harney

  • Hubert L. Harney of Hawthorne died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 64.

    Mr. Harney was born in Anderson, Ind., and moved to Hawthorne in 1972. He was retired from the petroleum industry.

    He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs.

    Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sandra Kay Harney of Hawthorne; daughters Deena Schuman and Cynthia Terrell, both of Gainesville, and Beverly Standridge of Ocala; a son, Tony Harney of Dunnellon; sisters Lula Culley of Anderson, Ind., Diane Hensley of Lake Placid; and eight grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    Andre Christopher Norton

  • Andre Christopher Norton of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at the University of Florida from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 13.

    He was born in Gainesville and was a lifetime resident. He was a student at Westwood Middle School.

    He attended Deliverance Gospel Temple Worship Center.

    Survivors include his father, John Gerald Booth of Gainesville; his mother, Audrey Norton of Miami; brothers Gerald Bernard Booth and Bobby Xavier Holmes, both of Gainesville, and Travis Taylor of Charlotte, N.C.; his paternal grandparents John and Christine Booth of Gainesville; and his paternal grandmother, Patricia Norton of Charlotte, N.C.

    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

    Jacqueline Ann Bargeron Baker

  • Jacqueline Ann Bargeron Baker of Atlanta, and formerly of Gainesville, died Sunday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta after an extended illness. She was 37.

    Mrs. Baker was born in Gainesville and moved to Atlanta from Orlando in 2000. She was a bus aide.

    She attended Eastside High School and was a member of the Holiness Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Anthony A. Baker of Atlanta; her mother, Ethel Bargeron McCloud of Gainesville; and brothers Sylvester Williams of Sarasota, Charles Williams of Melbourne and Herbert Williams of Gainesville.

    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

    Willie John Young

  • Willie John Young of Chiefland died Sunday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 65.

    Mr. Young was born in Chiefland and was a lifetime resident. He was a graduate of Williston Vocational School and was a retired machine operator for Usher Land and Timber Co.

    Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jean Young of Chiefland; daughters Brenda Simmons of Orlando and Inetha Young of Daytona Beach; sons Willie Charles of Hawthorne, Herbert Young of Gainesville, Jenard Young, Jessie Young and Cordell Young, all of Chiefland, and Myrn Young of Altamonte Springs; stepsons Jerry Scott of Gainesville and Robert Stokes of Orlando; stepdaughters Tanja Alston and Kimberly White, both of Chiefland; a sister, Margaret Hagans of Utica, N.Y.; brothers Herbert Young of Massachusetts, Clark Spencer Young of Vallejo, Calif., and James Young of Chiefland; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Carnegie Funeral Home.

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