Jan. 23, 2004

Published: Friday, January 23, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 10:48 p.m.

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; sisters Shirley Wilson and Bernice Williams, both of Gainesville; and brothers Sylvester Williams of Sarasota, Charles Williams of Melbourne and Herbert Williams of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

    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.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Jean Brown.
    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 Irving, Shirlene Thomas and Virginia Williams, all of Gainesville; 40 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    John Donald Petersen Sr.

  • John Donald Petersen Sr. of Chiefland died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 73.
    Mr. Petersen was born in Troy, N.Y., and moved to Chiefland from St. Cloud in 1998. He was a retired machinist. He was U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed woodworking, reading and track and field events.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Petersen of Chiefland; sons Don Petersen of Suwanee, Ga., Jim Petersen and Eric Petersen, both of Orlando, Russell Boos of St. Augustine and David Boos of Gainesville; daughters Dawn Polk of Phoenix, Ariz., Karen Dell of Lake Worth, Bonnie Mullis of Chiefland and Yvonne Strite of St. Cloud; a brother, Robert Petersen of Troy; 14 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

    Mabel Cranford Byrne

  • Mabel Cranford "Vicki" Byrne of Oxford, Pa., and formerly of Gainesville, died Monday in Chester County, Pa., after an extended illness.
    She was 83. Mrs. Byrne was born in Memphis, Tenn., and was a homemaker.
    She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and was a master duplicate bridge player.
    She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Michael T. Byrne, and sons Patrick J. Byrne and Casey T. Byrne.
    Survivors include a daughter, Shawn Handschuh of Rising Sun, Md.; sons John M. Byrne of Newark, Del., and J. Dennis Byrne of Nottingham, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    William Farley

  • William "Casey" Farley of Chiefland died Wednesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City. He was 79.
    Mr. Farley was born in Pratt, Kan., and moved to this area from Fort Walton Beach in 2003. He was a retired advertising typesetter.
    He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Knights of Columbus and Elks Club of Santa Maria, Calif.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Farley of Chiefland; a daughter, Theresa Farley of Fort Walton Beach; sons John R. Farley of Houston and Dan Farley of Chiefland; sisters Eileen Farley of Concordia, Kan., and Mary DeAngelo and Betty Wygand, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, Frank Farley of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Claudia Kay Olsson

  • Claudia Kay Olsson of Pittsburgh, and formerly of Gainesville, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a fall. She was 42.
    Ms. Olsson was born in Gainesville and moved to Pittsburgh in 2000 to continue her career in the culinary arts. She was a chef.
    She was a 2001 graduate of Pittsburgh Culinary Institute.
    Survivors include daughters Jessica Jean Scoates and Lindsey L. Scoates, both of Gainesville; a son, Donald Tyler Scoates of Gainesville; her father, Dr. Carl N. Olsson of Gainesville; and a sister, Kris Olsson Gillen of Keystone Heights.
    Arrangements by Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory in Pittsburgh.

    Oria S. Dunlap

  • Oria S. Dunlap of Hawthorne died Jan. 16 at her home after an extended illness. She was 85.
    Mrs. Dunlap was born in Hawthorne and was a longtime resident.
    She was a retired school teacher. She was a graduate of Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman College, and taught school for 47 years in Gainesville, Live Oak, Hawthorne, Tallahassee, Alachua and Daytona Beach.
    In 1968, she was among the first black teachers in this area to teach at a post-segregation school, Lake Forest Elementary. She retired from Lake Forest in 1981.
    She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, was a member of the church board of trustees and Vacation Bible School. She also served as principal pianist, choir member and past president of United Methodist Women.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dunlap.
    Survivors include nieces Florencita D. Lemay and Jeanease S. Lucas, both of Gainesville, Helen Taylor of Charlotte, N.C., Delores S. Richardson of Jacksonville, Angela Stitt of Cleveland and Linda Watson of Hawthorne; a nephew, Larry McDaniels of Orange Heights: and an aunt, Clara Stitt of Charlotte.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    George Hernandez

  • George Hernandez of Starke died Thursday at Shands at Starke. He was 86.
    Mr. Hernandez was born in Ebro and was retired from the Florida Department of Transportation.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Primitive Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Louise Thomas Hernandez of Starke; and half-sisters Ollie Nalley of Seffner and Mickey Allen of Tampa.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

    Joseph Timberlake

  • Joseph Timberlake of Branford died Tuesday at his home. He was 90.
    Mr. Timberlake was born in Westfield, N.J., and moved to Branford from DeBary in 1980. He was a retired marine hardware salesman.
    He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served in the Army Corps of Engineers.
    He enjoyed saltwater fishing, model trains and travel.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Timberlake.
    Survivors include a son, Cole Timberlake of Branford; a daughter, Haddie Timberlake Mann of Branford; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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