July 1, 2004


Published: Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 1:03 a.m.

Judith Carole Hancock

  • Judith Carole Hancock of Lake City died Monday at her home. She was 64.

    Mrs. Hancock moved to Lake City in 1976, and was an environmentalist.

    She had served as public lands chairwoman for the Sierra Club's Florida chapter, and earned many state and national accolades during her three decades of environmental activism.

    She received the Palm Leaf Award for Conservation in recognition of her Sierra Club service in 1989, and National Geographic magazine featured her in a story about environmental activists on the 25th anniversary of Earth Day in 1995.

    Other awards and commendations included the 1997 Florida Chapter Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the state's Sierra Club; the Nature Conservancy's Conservation Colleague Award, which she received in 2000; and in 2004, state officials dedicated the annual Florida Forever Report to Hancock.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Hancock, in 1996.

    Survivors include her children, Sam Fletcher of Valdosta, Ga., and Tracy Roberts and Jade Hancock, both of Lake City; a stepson, Joseph Wynn Hancock of Virginia; a brother, Nicholas Petty of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home in Lake City.

  • Ola Harkness

  • Ola Harkness of Gainesville died Friday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center after an extended illness. He was 82.

    Mr. Harkness was born in Georgiana, Ala., and moved to Gainesville from Miami in 1962. He was a retired construction worker.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

    Survivors include his wife, Idella G. Harkness of Gainesville; sons Leonard Harkness of Orlando and Tony Harkness Sr. of Atlanta; daughters Ola Jean Harkness of Indiantown, Mary D. Williams of Gainesville, Fernanda D. Brownlee of Savannah, Ga., Pamela Y. Stanley of Kuwait and Caroline H. Williams of Egypt; a brother, Hilton Harkness of Georgiana; sisters Ruby Lyons and Tessie Mae Nichols, both of Miami; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great- grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

  • Roosevelt James

  • Roosevelt "Dunk" James of High Springs died June 24 at Lake City Extended Care Center. He was 78.

    Mr. James was born in Fort White and was a laborer. He was a member of Church of Christ.

    Survivors include his wife, Sarah James of High Springs; a daughter, Sandra J. Powell of Gainesville; sons Freddie Jones of Jacksonville and Bobby James of Gainesville, and Lowell James, Jerry L. James and Derrick W. James, all of High Springs; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements by A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home.

  • Nathan M. Harris

  • Nathan M. Harris of Gainesville died June 22 at Crestwood Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was 71.

    Mr. Harris was born in High Springs and moved to Gainesville from LaCrosse in 1980. He was a farmer.

    Survivors include his wife, Johnnie M. Harris of Gainesville; sons Jonathan Harris of Newark, N.J., and Joseph Harris of Gainesville; daughters Jennifer Holmes and Laschanze Harris, both of Gainesville, and Kathy Walls of Hollywood; sisters Rutha Mae Batthelor of Milwaukee, Wis., Margie Jones of Missouri and Doris Pizzrro of Leesburg; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

  • Nellie M. Killom

  • Nellie M. Killom of Gainesville died Monday at Palm Garden. She was 85.

    Mrs. Killom was born in Daytona Beach and moved to this area in 1977. She was a retired licensed practical nurse.

    She was a member of Campus Church of Christ.

    She was preceded in death by husbands Ircel Bates and Milton Killom; a son; and a daughter.

    Survivors include a son, Ralph Douglas Bates of Gainesville; a stepdaughter, Priscilla Radcliff of Cary, N.C.; her caregivers, Irv and Dee Simmons of Gainesville; and two grand- children.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

  • Henry Francis Warren

  • Henry Francis Warren of Gainesville died Tuesday. He was 77.

    Mr. Warren was a lifetime resident of Gainesville and was a retired technician supervisor for GTE and Teletronics. He was a Protestant.

    He was preceded in death by wives Juanita Harper Warren and Dorothy E. Warren.

    Survivors include sons Gary R. Mills of Summerville, S.C., and William F. "Billy" Mills of Arizona; sisters Nancy W. O'Byrne of Alachua and Clifford Griffeth of Gainesville; and a brother, Gerald Warren of Hampton.

    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

  • Eugene Brewsaugh Haufler

  • Eugene Brewsaugh Haufler of Gainesville died Sunday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 85.

    Mr. Haufler was born in Falmouth, Ky., and moved to this area in 1924. He was a farmer and a retired real estate developer and builder. He served as president of Haufler Brothers Inc., which donated the land for Santa Fe Community College in 1968. He was active for many years with Florida Seed Foundation, serving on the organization's governing board.

    He was a member of First Christian Church.

    He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Annette Wills Veatch Haufler.

    Survivors include a son, Raymond Haufler of Hawthorne; a daughter, Sandra Sontag of Gainesville; brothers Ernest L. Haufler and Oscar E. Haufler, both of Gainesville, and J.G. Haufler of Ocala; sisters Thelma Collins of Gainesville, Edith Benson of Conway, Ark., and Pauline Jernigan of Sylacauga, Ala.; and two grand- children.

    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

  • Patricia Decker McGlynn

  • Patricia Decker McGlynn of Alachua died Monday. She was 39.

    Mrs. McGlynn was born in Daytona Beach and moved to Alachua in 1970. She was a homemaker.

    She enjoyed boating, fishing, playing guitar and gardening. She also enjoyed NASCAR.

    She was a former member of University Avenue Church of Christ, and attended Hague United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include her husband, James Alan McGlynn of Alachua; a daughter, Margaret M. McGlynn of Alachua; her father, Shelly R. Decker of Pinetta; and her mother and stepfather, Jean and John Baxley of Gainesville; and sisters Donna Dixon of Williston and Dana James of Madison.

    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

  • Otis Stover Sr.

  • Otis Stover Sr. of Gainesville died June 23 at Shands at AGH after an extended illness. He was 85.

    Mr. Stover was born in Lawtey and moved to Gainesville 56 years ago. He was a retired truck driver for Florida Rock.

    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

    He was a member of Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, where he had served as Sunday school superintendent, steward, choir member, class leader and member of the finance committee.

    Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Susie M. Stover of Tampa; a son, Otis Stover Jr. of Gainesville; daughters Brenda S. Mims of Gainesville and Carolyn Stover and Susan S. Perry, both of Tampa; seven grandchildren; and one great-grand- child.

    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

  • Lewis Webb

  • Lewis Webb of Gainesville died Friday at his home after a brief illness. He was 67.

    Mr. Webb was born in Live Oak and moved to this area in the 1950s. He was a retired school bus driver for the Alachua County school system. He also drove a truck for Andrews Paving Co.

    Survivors include his wife, Irma Joyce Webb of Gainesville; sons James Webb of Leesburg, Dennis Webb, Joseph Webb and Justin Webb, all of Gainesville, and Bobby Webb of Orlando; daughters Margo English of Tallahassee and Ula Webb, Jennifer Webb and Debbie Webb, all of Gainesville; brothers Namon Webb, Horace Webb and Joseph Webb, all of Gainesville; a sister, Bernice Fulton of Gainesville; and 11 grand- children.

    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

  • John D. Scott

  • John D. Scott of Ocala died June 20 at his home. He was 82.

    Mr. Scott was born in Fort Myers and moved to Ocala from Miami in 1984. He was a retired commercial airline pilot for Eastern Airlines, where he worked for 40 years.

    He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

    Survivors include sons Jonathan Scott and Richard Scott, both of Ocala; a brother, Howard "Pete" Scott of Saluda, N.C.; sisters Fanny Godwin of Hialeah, Elsa Scott of Fort Myers, Laverne "Pat" Bixby of Coral Gables and Margery Vallecilla of North Carolina; three grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

  • Isaiah Petteway

  • Isaiah "Pete" Petteway of Starke died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 67.

    Mr. Petteway was born in Palmetto and moved to Starke at an early age. He was a retired diesel mechanic.

    He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a Methodist.

    Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mildred Petteway of Starke; daughters Sherry Williams and Peggy Petteway, both of Starke, Kathy McCloud of Rochester, N.Y., Judy Peppers of Cross City, Joyce Houston of Tallahassee and Wanda Wylie of Jacksonville; sons Garrett Petteway and Gerald Petteway, both of Starke; sisters Zephanian Cummings and Mary Cummings, both of Starke, and Martha Soloman of Orange Park; a brother, William "Billy" Lane of Jacksonville; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Haile Funeral Home.

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