Jan. 4, 2005
Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 3, 2005 at 10:28 p.m.
Dr. Daniel E. Ackerman
Dr. Ackerman was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and moved to the Robert H. Jenkins Veterans Domiciliary in Lake City from Ocala in 2002. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, where he earned a commendation ribbon for his efforts in the evacuation of an Air Force base, which saved thousands of lives.
He was a graduate of the Orange County Community College in Middle Town, N.Y., and the Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine in Davenport, Iowa. He was a chiropractor for 35 years in Warwick and West Town, N.Y. He was a member of the International Chiropractors Association, the Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumni Association and H.O.P.E. at the veterans domiciliary. He enjoyed boating, playing chess and model trains. He was an avid reader.
He was a Christian. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Kay F. Ackerman of Ocala; a son, Dr. Drew Ackerman of Warwick, N.Y.; a stepson, Dean Fuller of Austin, Texas; a stepdaughter, Lori Green of Slate Hill, N.Y.; a brother, Ronald Ackerman of Galesburg, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Dees Family Funeral Home in Lake City.
Edna Margot Figge
Mrs. Figge was born in Edmonton, England, and moved to Gainesville from DeBary in 2001. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Donald Figge of Gainesville and William Figge of San Mateo, Calif.; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Arrangements by Worth Cremation Service of Florida.
Arthur C. Frederick
Mr. Frederick was born in New York City and moved to Gainesville from Long Island, N.Y., 19 years ago. He was retired and served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant for many years. He received several medals for his military service, including a Purple Heart for bravery. He was a member of the D-Day Vets and the Amateur Radio Club of Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Frederick of Gainesville; a daughter, Linda M. Reuter of Port St. Lucie; a son, William A. Frederick of Stuart; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
Helen Judy Karschner
Ms. Karschner was born in Michigan and moved to Gainesville form Lake Butler 14 years ago. She was a certified nursing assistant. She was a graduate of Gainesville High School.
She was a Christian. Survivors include daughters Annette Koser of Gainesville, Elizabeth Karschner of Lady Lake and Michelle Karschner of St. Cloud; several sisters and brothers; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by A Direct Cremations.
Ruth Holt McGehee
Mrs. McGehee was born in Middleton, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of Newberry. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons Clarence E. Holt and Donald P. McGehee, both of Newberry, and Richard L. Holt of Athens, Ala.; daughters Wilma Holt of Newberry and Connie Hines of High Springs; stepdaughters Ellen Dougherty of Atlanta, Elaine Mitchell of Pensacola, Linda Boggs of Westminster, S.C., and Kathleen Martin of Newberry; a stepson, Eugene McGehee Sr. of High Springs; a brother, William McAfee of Newberry; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs.
Tom C. McGehee
Mr. McGehee was born in Miami and moved to Lake City from his hometown in 1998.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Florida Power and Light in 1992 after 25 years of service. He worked with the Florida Department of Transportation, where he worked as a registered surveyor and mapper. He was a board member of the Lake Jeffery Owners Association, the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society and the Dade County Surveying and Mapping Society. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Donna Deschamp McGehee of Lake City; daughters Wendy Jo Young and Katherine "Kat" Jean Ortiz, both of Lake City; a stepson, Adam Deschamp King of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Jerry McGehee of Miami Lakes; a sister, Mary James McCarty of North Miami Beach; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Dees Family Funeral Home.
Walter L. McPherson
Mr. McPherson was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. He was a kitchen assistant.
He was a 1966 graduate of Lincoln High School and Florida Memorial College.
He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Patricia McPherson of Gainesville; a son, Sheldon McPherson of St. Augustine; daughters Natalie McPherson of Gainesville and Wimeka Welcome and Bianca Welcome, both of Alachua; his mother, Dorothy George of Gainesville; brothers Lorenzo McPherson of Brunswick, Ga., and Charles Akins and Wayne Akins, both of Gainesville; sisters Virginia Hayes and Vivian Goston, both of Gainesville, Cynthia Williams of Macon, Ga., and Carol Philadelphia of Jonesboro, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.
Carol Jean Nelson
She was 52. Mrs. Nelson was a lifelong resident of Columbia County. She worked as a cashier in several local convenience stores and retired from the bakery at Food Lion last year due to her ill health.
She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She was an active member of the Huntsville Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters Regina Glover Bell and Tonya Glover, both of Lake City; sisters Lisa Baker and Penny Anderson, both of Lake City; her former husband, Clyde Nelson of Lake City; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Dees Family Funeral Home.
Annie Beth Boone Story
Mrs. Story was born in Hawthorne and was a lifelong resident of Alachua County. She was a retired accounting clerk at the University of Florida. She was an avid reader and cook.
She was a member of University City Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert O. Story Jr.
Survivors include daughters Melody Hogle of Gainesville, Genna Minihan of Knoxville, Tenn., and Cherri Story and Terri Story, both of Gainesville; a son, Dell Story of Gainesville; a sister, Reba Melson of Starke; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.
Winfred Worthy Turner
Mr. Turner was a lifelong resident of Dixie County. He was a palm tree harvester.
Survivors include sisters Emily Bonita Keen and Erma Jean Johnson, both of Cross City; and brothers Alfred Turner of Chapin, S.C., and W.A. Turner, Alton Turner and Foy Turner, all of Jena.
Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.
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