Jan. 30, 2004

Published: Friday, January 30, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 30, 2004 at 1:04 a.m.

Wayne Harold Lee

  • Wayne Harold Lee of Gainesville, Ga., and formerly of Gainesville, Fla., died Monday at his home after an extended illness. He was 88.

    Mr. Lee was born in Michigan and lived here for 34 years before moving to Gainesville, Ga. He was retired from the U.S. Army and Shands at the University of Florida.

    He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Ohio State University, where he earned a master's degree in chemical engineering.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served as commander of the 20th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Co. in the Panama Canal Zone before being sent to England and Ireland to assist in the equipping of combat units prior to the D-Day invasion.

    He was recipient of many awards and commendations, including the Army Commendation Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, American Defense Medal with Foreign Service Clasp, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Honorable Service Label Button World War II.

    He retired from the Army in 1960 after more than 20 years of service, and worked for Shands Teaching Hospital here in Gainesville, serving as assistant director.

    He was a member of First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga., and was a 50-year Mason and a member of Lake Country Shakers, a Parkinson's disease support group.

    He was preceded in death by wives Mary Elizabeth Jones Lee and Ima Satterfield Lee.

    Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Deloris Lee of Gainesville, Ga.; daughters Ann Addison of Gainesville, Ga., and Carolyn Richardson of Tijeras, N.M.; sons A.J. Townsend of Prattville, Ala., Paul Townsend of Jacksonville and Carl Townsend of Day; a brother, Maurice Lee of Titusville; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville, Ga.

    Starling T. Hunt Sr.

  • Starling T. Hunt Sr. of Bronson died Saturday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.

    He was 66.

    Mr. Hunt was born in Archer and was a lifelong resident of the area.

    He was a retired automotive mechanic.

    He attended Alachua County schools and was a member of Restoration Outreach Ministries in Gainesville.

    Survivors include his wife, Jennie L. Hunt of Bronson; daughters Rosa Spears of Washington, D.C., Sandra Daniels of Bronson, Ronda Bowers of Gainesville and Shawine Gilkison of Newberry; sons Odell Hunt of Alachua, Terrance Miller of Williston and Kenneth Daniels and Starling T. Hunt Jr., both of Gainesville; a sister, Cora Lilie Hunt of Newberry; a brother, Joseph Hunt Jr. of Newberry; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Booker T. Hunt Funeral Home.

    Quincy E. Raulerson

  • Quincy E. Raulerson of Lake City died Wednesday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 66.

    Mr. Raulerson was born in Columbia County and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was retired from the Department of Transportation. He also owned and operated a cattle business.

    He was a member of Wellborn Baptist Church, and enjoyed deer hunting, NASCAR and Gator athletics.

    Survivors include his wife, Pat M. Raulerson of Lake City; a son, E. Alan Raulerson of Fort Myers; a daughter, Sherri R. Lee of Lake City; brothers D.N. Raulerson and J.O. Raulerson, both of Lake City; sisters Emma Perry and Janie Bedenbaugh, both of Lake City, and Mattie Melton of White Springs; stepsons Wade Thomas and Donnie Thomas; a stepdaughter, Denise Joyce; and five grandchil- dren.

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

    Marilyn I. Miller

  • Marilyn I. Miller of Gainesville died Tuesday at E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 77.

    Mrs. Miller was born in Lock Haven, Pa., and moved to Gainesville from Washington, D.C., in 1992. She was retired.

    She was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, and worked in Washington for a patent attorney before taking a job with the American Academy of Judicial Education as program director, coordinating continuing education programs offered to judges throughout the country. She later worked for the National Association of Water Companies as director of administration and was editor of a quarterly magazine. She retired in 1992.

    She enjoyed genealogy, and wrote and published three books about her ancestors. She was a member of many genealogical societies, Daughters of the American Revolution and Penn State Alumni Association.

    Locally, she was an active volunteer for the Turkey Creek Home Owners Association for 10 years.

    Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Lopes of Lock Haven, Pa.; and brothers Howard J. Miller Jr. of Strasburg, Pa., and Forney W. Miller of Spring House, Pa.

    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    James E. Stacey Sr.

  • James E. Stacey Sr. of Gainesville died Thursday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City. He was 82.

    Mr. Stacey was born in Birmingham, Ala., and moved to Gainesville from Atlanta in 1949. He was a retired agent for Prudential Insurance Co.

    He attended the University of Alabama and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he served as a flight instructor. He retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

    After working for many years as an automotive parts store manager, he became a life insurance agent for Prudential, where he worked for 33 years.

    He was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and was active with church and community projects such as the annual Kid's Bike Rodeo. He was also a member of Life Insurance Underwriters Group, Lambda Chi Alpha and local antique car groups, including the H.H. Franklin Club, dedicated to the preservation of Franklin automobiles. He restored an antique Franklin of his own.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey W. Stacey.

    Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jane Stacey of Gainesville; sons James E. Stacey Jr. of Syracuse, N.Y., and Gregory B. Stacey of Gainesville; a daughter, Daphne L. Stacey of Gainesville; a stepbrother, Clarence South of Birmingham; and two grand- children.

    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    Naomi Marguerite Douglass Walter

  • Naomi Marguerite Douglass Walter of Gainesville died Monday at her home. She was 85.

    Mrs. Walter was born in Alachua and moved to Gainesville from Grants Pass, Ore., in 1991. She was a homemaker.

    She was a 25-year member and past president of Pink Ladies in Grants Pass, and was active in the Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon.

    She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.

    Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Carl C. Walter of Gainesville; a son, Carl Mark Walter of Central Point, Ore.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

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