Jan. 3, 2005


Published: Monday, January 3, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 3, 2005 at 12:30 a.m.

Sharon Kaye Robinson Diehl

  • Sharon Kaye Robinson Diehl of Fort White died Sunday at E.T. York Hospice Center in Gainesville. She was 53.
    Mrs. Diehl was born in Fort Myers and moved to Fort White from Naples in 1971. She was a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received a bachelor's degree in interior design.
    Mrs. Diehl was a designer with Busby Cabinets in Alachua for 20 years and had received several national awards for her kitchen designs. She opened Sharon's Designs in 2004.
    She was a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the American Society of Interior Design and was a Certified Kitchen Designer.
    Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Steve Diehl of Fort White; a daughter, Heather Talton of Fort White; a son, Brett Diehl of Fort White; her mother, Ernestine P. Robinson of Alachua; a sister, Jerilyn Guiss of Toledo, Ore.; a brother, Lewis Robinson Jr. of Cocoa Beach; a stepsister, Linda Robinson; and twin grandsons.
    Arrangements by Hiers Funeral Home.

    Shirley Von Baxter-Dunbar

  • Shirley Von Baxter-Dunbar of Gainesville died Friday. She was 69.
    Mrs. Von Baxter-Dunbar was born in Texas and came to Gainesville from Jacksonville 41 years ago. She was retired as a secretary for the VA Medical Center. She was a member of North Central Baptist Church.
    She is survived by a son, Donald Dunbar of Gainesville, and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Pauline B. Anderson

  • Pauline B. Anderson died Saturday at Morris Center Hospice in Jacksonville following an extended illness.
    She was 86.
    Mrs. Anderson was born and grew up in Lawtey and attended school in Bradford County.
    She had been employed with Big Dad Clothing Co. and worked as a telephone operator with the Florida State Prison.
    She had also been a hairdresser and was retired from Tacachale, where she worked as a telephone operator.
    She was Baptist.
    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifton Smith, and second husband, Tommy Anderson.
    Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Dyal of Hilliard; and two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home in Starke.

    Harold Franklin Willis

  • Harold Franklin Willis of Starke died Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 69.
    Mr. Willis was born in Rupert, W.Va., and moved to Starke from Gainesville about 17 years ago.
    He was a shop foreman and supervisor at All Florida Electric. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
    He was a Baptist and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and loved to serve as a mentor.
    He was preceded in death by a son, David Willis.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Willis of Gainesville; a daughter, Anna James of Alachua; a son, Allen Willis of High Springs; brothers Ronald Willis of Arkansas and Donald Willis of Madison, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.
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