Jan. 8, 2005


Published: Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 10:08 p.m.

Elijah Davis

  • Elijah Davis of Gainesville died Dec. 30 at his home after a brief illness. He was 67.
    Mr. Davis was born in Bunnell and was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. He was a retired BFI employee.
    He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle of Praise.
    Survivors include his wife, Rutha M. Davis of Gainesville; daughters Bernice Brown, Shirley Owens and Sylvia Davis, all of Gainesville, and Sheila Bryant of DeSoto, Texas; a son, Larry Mitchell of Gainesville; brothers Fred Davis of Las Vegas, Harry Davis, Andrew Davis and Leroy Davis, all of Gainesville; a sister, Barbara Terry of Gainesville; 16 grandchildren; and seven great- grand-children.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Thelma Andreu Dinkins

  • Thelma Andreu Dinkins of Starke died Thursday at her home after an extended illness. She was 92.
    Mrs. Dinkins was a lifelong resident of Starke. She was a co-owner of Bradford County Abstract Co.
    She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Starke.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence F. "Monk" Dinkins and one grandchild.
    Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Stith of Blairsville, Ga.; her caregiver, Jannie Padgett; one grandchild; and two great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Starke.

    Orville Alexander Wilkinson

  • Orville Alexander Wilkinson of Earleton and Owings, Md., died Thursday at Shands at AGH. He was 88.
    Mr. Wilkinson was a lifelong resident of Owings, Md., but lived in Earleton during the winter for many years and bought a home in 2000.
    He was retired from the U.S. Navy Oceanographic Office and was a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Prince Frederick, the American Legion Stallings and Williams Post 206 and a member of the Calvert County Sports Club, all in Maryland. He was a member of Mount Harmony United Methodist Church in Owings.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Linnae Colleen Russell Wilkinson and a son, Orville Alexander Wilkinson Jr.
    Survivors include a daughter, Linda Stallings of Earleton; and one grandchild.

    Anthony Marcello Fusco

  • Anthony Marcello Fusco of Cross City died Thursday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 64.
    Mr. Fusco was born in Mondragone, Italy, and moved to Cross City from Ansonia, Conn. He bought the Crazy Italian Restaurant with his wife, which they owned and operated for 12 years and later renamed Linda's Italian Restaurant.
    Survivors include his wife, Linda Jean Fusco of Cross City; his mother, Giovanni Fusco of Mondragone; a son, Anthony Fusco of Old Town; brothers Aristide Fusco and Amato Fusco, both of Mondragone.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

    Jacob Howell Jackson Langworthy

  • Jacob Howell Jackson Langworthy of Williston died Thursday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 18.
    Mr. Langworthy was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of Williston. He was a musician and enjoyed playing guitar.
    Survivors include his parents, Eden and Windy Langworthy of Morriston a sister, Chelsey "Sissy" Langworthy of Williston; paternal grandparents, Jack and Lounette Langworthy of Morriston; maternal grandparents Duncan and Phyllis McCallum of Williston; and his fiancee, Brianna Schmidt of Clearwater.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

    Elaine Edith Willmeroth

  • Elaine Edith Willmeroth of Alachua died Thursday in Lawtey after an extended illness. She was 88.
    Mrs. Willmeroth was born in Peru, Ill. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from college. She was a bookkeeper. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and the piano.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Web Willmeroth, and a daughter, Cynthia Goldburg.
    Survivors include a son, W.W. "Bill" Willmeroth of Alachua; a daughter, Lori Kobyluk of San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; and her caregiver, Evette Bright of Lawtey.
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