Jan. 5, 2005


Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 10:12 p.m.

Frederick William Bowers III

  • Frederick William Bowers III of Alachua died Tuesday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He was 58.
    Mr. Bowers was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., and moved to Alachua from Miami 21 years ago. He was a former small business owner until 2002, when he became a Realtor for Coldwell Banker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include his wife, Sharon Baker Bowers of Alachua; a daughter, Shannon Bowers-Davis of West Virginia; sons Robert Bowers of West Palm Beach and Kenneth Baker of High Springs; brothers Charles Bowers of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Richard Bowers of Carthage, Mo.; and sisters Kathryn Dyer, Carol Quinn and Beatrice Ann Hendrix, all of Carthage; and Linda Cochran of Lake Wales.

    Elizabeth Downey Churchill

  • Elizabeth Downey Churchill of Gainesville died Tuesday in Trenton. She was 87.
    Mrs. Churchill was born in Englewood, N.J., and moved to Gainesville from Fort Lauderdale in 1980. She was a receptionist for a heating and air conditioning company. She was a member of the Lotus Circle of the Gainesville Garden Club.
    Shew as a Presbyterian. Survivors include daughters Pam C. Tiefenbach of Gainesville and Patricia C. Corey of Ocala; a son, Bertram Churchill of Archer; a sister, Jane Tardugno of Norwood, N.J.; a brother, Dan Downey of Wayne, Pa.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    Gordon C. Fosser

  • Gordon C. Fosser of Gainesville died Tuesday in Gainesville. He was 75.
    Mr. Fosser was born in Ambrose, N.D., and moved to Gainesville from Rugby, N.D., in 1962.
    Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Nazworth of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    Clement J. Grieco Jr.

  • Clement J. Grieco Jr. of Morriston died Sunday at Nature Coast Regional Hospital in Williston. He was 61.
    Mr. Grieco was born in Watertown, N.Y., and moved to Morriston more than three years ago from Newfield, N.Y. He was the retired vice president of Cincinnati Time Recorder in Miami. He was a member of the F.O.E. in Ithaca, N.Y. He enjoyed farming and computers.
    Survivors include his wife, Elaine Grieco of Morriston; a son, Clement Grieco III of Yucaipa, Calif.; a daughter, Carolyn Griffin of Atlanta; his mother, Josephine Grieco of Dunnellon; stepdaughters Debbie Cuddeback of Salt Lake City and Donna "D.J." Skala of Apollo Beach; a sister, Connie Holman of Redlands, Calif., and Cynthia Beebee of Dunnellon; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

    Ervin Horton Sr.

  • Ervin "Levi" Horton Sr. of Gainesville died Monday at his home. He was 70.
    Mr. Horton was born in Valls Creek, W.Va., and moved to Gainesville from Summerfield 39 years ago.
    He was a retired insurance agent. He received a bachelor's degree in business and studied business law. He also was certified in taxes with H & R Block. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Honor Reserves. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and football.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Horton of Gainesville; daughters Christa Frankel of Tulsa, Okla., Sheryl Watson of Trenton and Jana Lynn Horton of St. Augustine; sons Daniel Horton of Bell, Ervin Levi Horton Jr. of Minneola and William C. Horton of Waldo; sisters Thelma McCormick of Minneola and Shirley Ann Millard of Ocala; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home in Melrose.

    Hattie Joiner

  • Hattie "Virginia" Joiner of Jacksonville died Sunday in Starke. She was 82.
    Mrs. Joiner was born in Roanoke, Va., and moved to Jacksonville from Lakeland in 1949. She was a homemaker.
    She was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Andrews of Keystone Heights; two grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Keystone Heights.

    Eugenia Ann Osteen

  • Eugenia Ann Osteen of Green River, N.C., died Sunday in Nashville. She was 83.
    Mrs. Osteen was born in Greenville County, S.C., and moved to Green River from Jackson, S.C., 20 years ago. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of Tuxedo Baptist Church and a former member of Matlock Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Osteen.
    Survivors include sons James R. Osteen of Gainesville, Kevin G. Osteen of Nashville and David Keith Osteen of Gainesville, Ga.; a brother, James H. Stanton of Santa Ana, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors in Hendersonville, N.C.
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