Jan. 6, 2005


Published: Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 10:55 p.m.

Willie Beard

  • Willie Beard of the Pleasant Grove community in Starke died Sunday at Park Meadows Care Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 59.
    Mr. Beard was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a heavy equipment operator. He attended Bradford County schools.
    He was a United Methodist. Survivors include sisters Corine Tyson and Julie Mae Hunter, both of Starke, Petsey Ola Beard and Helen Beard, both of Jacksonville, and Carrie Harris and Winnie Broadhurst, both of Tampa.
    Arrangements by Haile Funeral Home in Starke.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Roy E. Bush

  • Roy E. Bush of Lake City died Monday at Shands at Lake Shore after an extended illness. He was 71.
    Mr. Bush was born in Baker and moved to Lake City from Hollywood in 1979.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a trim carpenter who was self-employed for many years and was last employed with Custom Cutting, a business owned by his son. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Bush of Lake City; sons Donald Bush of Jacksonville and Ronald Bush of Palm Coast; a daughter, Rhonda Bundy of Lake City; a brother, Carlton Bush of Hawthorne; and eight grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Dees Family Funeral Home in Lake City.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Theodore McVay Evans

  • Theodore McVay Evans of Old Town died Sunday at his home. He was 66.
    Mr. Evans moved to Old Town from Tarpon Springs 10 years ago. He was a fisherman.
    Survivors include daughters Valisa Rymer and Dawn Evans, both of Andersonville, Tenn., and Tira Arnold of Clifton, Tenn.; stepdaughters Charlotte Feltman of Tarpon Springs and Darlene Hanna of Charleston, S.C.; and brothers Joseph Hutchinson of Warren, Mich., and Charles Hutchinson of Alaska.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Tommie Harvey Jr.

  • Tommie Harvey Jr. of Gainesville died Dec. 28 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 65.
    Mr. Harvey was born in Ellisville, Ga., and moved to Gainesville from Georgia 47 years ago. He was a civil engineer and a pastor. He volunteered with Heart to Heart Radio Ministry Station 1430. He was a pastor of Victorious Overcoming Saints of God Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Julia M. Harvey of Gainesville; a son, Cornell Sylvester Harvey of Gainesville; a daughter, Cynthia Heard of Waldo; a sister, Rosetta Harvey of Alachua; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home. The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Edward Lee James

  • Edward Lee James of Alachua died Monday at his home. He was 60.
    Mr. James was born in Fort White and moved to Alachua from his hometown 55 years ago. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include a sister, Dr. Eliza D. Tate of Alachua; and a brother, Minister Isach James of Atlanta.
    Arrangements by A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    David B. Jones

  • David B. Jones of Gainesville died Tuesday. He was 34.
    Mr. Jones was born in Orlando and moved to Gainesville from New Smyrna Beach 17 years ago. He was an engineering technician. He enjoyed playing golf and diving.
    Survivors include his wife, Karen Autrey of Gainesville; his parents, C.V. and Lenora Jones of Trenton; a brother, Kimber Jones of Newberry; a stepdaughter, Aspen Autrey of Gainesville; and stepsons Jason Autrey of Destin and Randy Autrey and Travis Autrey, both of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Harold Lewis

  • Harold Lewis of Alachua died Monday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 65.
    Mr. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Alachua. He was a brick mason and a U.S. Army veteran.
    He was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Lewis of West Palm Beach; sons Vincent Lewis of Las Vegas and Harold Lewis Jr. of Atlanta; brothers Emanuel Cooper of Titusville, James Cooper of Miami and Joe Cooper of Buffalo, N.Y.; sisters Gladys Fayson and Bertha Hickman, both of Titusville, Beatrice Flagg of Alachua and Verdell Bradshaw of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
    Arrangements by A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Paul Rodney Moore Sr.

  • Paul Rodney Moore Sr. of Starke died Dec. 19 at his home after an extended illness. He was 57.
    Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired plumbing estimator for W.W. Gay Contracting in Gainesville.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Moore of Starke; sons Paul Rodney Moore Jr., Phillip Richard "Rick" Moore and Patrick Ryan Moore, all of Starke; sisters Joyce Thomas of North Carolina and Audrey Kite and Sandra Davis, both of Starke; brothers Leonard Moore of Starke, Mark Moore of Hawthorne and David Moore of Yulee; and two grandchil- dren.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Starke.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Roger D. Motes Sr.

  • Roger D. Motes Sr. of Steinhatchee died Friday in Steinhatchee. He was 75.
    Mr. Motes was born in Palatka and moved to Steinhatchee from Naples in 1996. He was a tile setter. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
    Survivors include his wife, Sarah Motes of Steinhatchee; a son, Roger Motes of Steinhatchee; daughters Sara R. Motes-Buckhannan of West Virginia and Barbara Jenkins of Lake City; a sister, Norma J. Vines of Melbourne; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Ralph Junior Nettles

  • Ralph Junior Nettles of Starke died Tuesday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 62.
    Mr. Nettles was born and raised in Starke. He attended Bradford County schools until he moved to Manior, Ga., where he graduated from high school. He was self-employed until his retirement.
    He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn E. Nettles.
    Survivors include sons Shawn D. Nettles of Hampton and Trevor D. Nettles of Starke; daughters Pamela D. Griffis of Jacksonville and Bambi E. Nettles and Lori R. White, both of Hawthorne; his mother, Letha Nettles of Starke; a sister, Barbara A. Cooper; brothers James L. Nettles and Grady Douglas Nettles, both of Starke; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grand- children.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home in Starke.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Rozelle Douglas Piper

  • Rozelle Douglas Piper of Keystone Heights died Tuesday at Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland after an extended illness. She was 94.
    Mrs. Piper was born in Lake Butler and lived most of her life in Jacksonville and Keystone Heights. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Keystone Heights.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Piper.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carol Baldwin of Auburndale; a son, Donald Piper of Fort White; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    George Quinn Jr.

  • George Quinn Jr. of Gainesville died Dec. 29 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center after an extended illness. He was 74.
    Mr. Quinn was a lifelong Gainesville resident. He was a custodial and maintenance worker.
    He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Church of God in Unity.
    Survivors include sons George Quinn III, Anthony Quinn, Maurice Quinn, Donald Quinn, Jeffery Williams, Ronald Watson and Tobaris Quinn, all of Gainesville; daughters Rosemary Quinn, Janice Quinn, Carmel Quinn, Vandria Quinn, Tonya Quinn and Alice Jackson, all of Gainesville; an adopted son, George T. Moore of Gainesville; a brother, Willie Green of Gainesville; a sister, Rosa Lee Quinn of Gainesville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home. The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    George H. Schneider Jr.

  • George H. Schneider Jr. of Gainesville died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center from natural causes. He was 82.
    Mr. Schneider was born in Astoria, N.Y., and moved to Gainesville from Miami nine years ago. He was a retired professor. He received a bachelor's degree from Hope College in Michigan and a master's degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a member of the German-American Club.
    He attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Cecelia Schneider of Gainesville; a son, George H. Schneider III of Alachua; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Violet A. Anglin Small

  • Violet A. Anglin Small of Gainesville died Friday at Palm Garden of Gainesville after a brief illness. She was 77.
    Mrs. Small was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. She was a homemaker. She was a 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School.
    She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Church of God in Unity.
    Survivors include a daughter, Gladys Small Wright of Gainesville; a son, George Walker of Gainesville; a stepdaughter, Floretha Small Bryant of Gainesville; a sister, Sylvia Anglin of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    James H. Williams Sr.

  • James H. "Tater" Williams Sr. of High Springs died Dec. 26 in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was 68.
    Mr. Williams was born in Reddick and moved to High Springs from his hometown 49 years ago. He was a truck driver.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Williams of Gainesville; sons Alvin Williams of High Springs, James Williams Jr., Anthony Williams and Travis Williams, all of Gainesville; daughters Louise Wesley and Lasheitta Williams, both of Gainesville, and Beverly Jones of High Springs; stepsons Robert Diston Jr. and Danny Diston, both of High Springs, and Bernard Reed of Alachua; a stepdaughter, Annie Lee of Alachua; a brother, John F. Barker of DeFuniak Springs; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grand- children.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home. The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Pearl Clark Williams

  • Pearl Clark Williams of Hampton died Sunday at Shands at Starke after an extended illness. She was 50.
    Mrs. Williams was a lifelong resident of Hampton. She was a homemaker. She attended Bradford County schools.
    She was a member of Simmon Grove Bethelite Baptist Church in Orange Heights where she served on the deacon's board.
    Survivors include her husband, Frank D. Williams of Hampton; a son, Frank D. Williams Jr. of Hampton; a daughter, Nicole Clark of Hampton; sisters Pauline Hill of Gainesville, Christine Hill of Waldo, Mary Cotton of Archer and Travis Hernandez of Hampton; brothers Willie Clark of Waldo, Paul Clark of Gainesville, Charlie Clark, Silas Clark and James Clark, all of Hampton, and Dan Clark of Tampa; and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Haile Funeral Home in Starke.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Marshall Williams

  • Marshall "Pop" Williams of Tampa died Dec. 25 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville after an extended illness. He was 49.
    Mr. Williams was born in Tampa and relocated there from Newberry in 1998. He was a cable installer. He attended Hillsborough County schools and later enlisted in the Job Corps.
    He was a Methodist. Survivors include sisters Ora Williams, Ofala Mason, Cynthia Stephens and Demitris Robinson, all of Tampa; brothers Alvin Williams of Tampa and Lynwood Williams of Crestview; and his companion, Laura Jankowski of Tampa.
    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

    Adam Yakubsin

  • Adam Yakubsin of Alachua died Wednesday at his home. He was 88.
    Mr. Yakubsin was born in Aultman, Pa., and moved to Alachua from Fort White two years ago. He was a bank security officer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Alachua.
    He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth T. Yakubsin of Alachua; a son, James Edward Yakubsin of Alachua; sisters Mary Yakubsin Schaub of West Hartford, Conn., and Helen Yakubsin of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 6, 2005

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