Jan. 12, 2005


Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 10:34 p.m.

Anthony C. Boyd

  • Anthony C. Boyd of Gainesville died Jan. 5 in Gainesville after a sudden illness. He was 1 year old.
    Survivors include his mother, Michelle Carter of Gainesville; his father, John H. Boyd III of Gainesville; a brother, Elisha Williams of Gainesville; a sister, Brianna Boyd of Gainesville; maternal grandparents Gilford and Antionette Carter of Gainesville; paternal grandmother Louise Green of Gainesville; maternal great-grandparents Dorothy Stewart of Pelham, Ga., and Levi and Dorothy Welch of Gainesville; paternal great-grandmother Odessa Green of Gainesville; and paternal great-great-grandmother Henrietta Boyd of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home.

    Ethel Lavina Bring

  • Ethel Lavina Bring of Gainesville died Tuesday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 86.
    Mrs. Bring was born in Ashland, Ohio, and moved to Gainesville from her hometown in 1968. She was a volunteer at the University of Florida for more than 30 years and also volunteered for various local charities through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
    She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren.
    Survivors include sons Donald Dale Bring of Gainesville and Larry Lee Bring of Lakeland, Ga.; a daughter, Becky Bring McDaniel of Gainesville; a brother, Robert Eugene Ernst of Gainesville; sisters Florence Evelyn Tarvin of El Paso, Texas, and Joyce Ann Shaffstall of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Lydia Frances Brugh-Little

  • Lydia Frances Brugh-Little of Old Town died Saturday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 85.
    Mrs. Brugh-Little was born in Kokomo, Ind., and moved to Old Town from Orlando in 1998. She was a retired art teacher. She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God and a member of the Evening Star.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Sue Kanatzer.
    Survivors include sons David Little and Joseph Little, both of Old Town; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Richard Andrews Dobbs

  • Richard Andrews Dobbs of Jacksonville died Friday after a brief illness. He was 47.
    Mr. Dobbs was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He worked as a mechanic with Goodyear Tire Co. He was a former Jacksonville Sheriffs Office Reserve Officer.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Christina Dobbs of Jacksonville, formerly of Lake Butler; and a sister, Shary Gordon of Lake Butler.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Louis Elicio

  • Louis Elicio of Gainesville died Friday at Tacachale. He was 70.
    Mr. Elicio was born in Flushing, N.Y., and moved to Gainesville from New York 36 years ago. He was a Catholic.
    Survivors include a sister, Catherine E. Santoro of Clermont; and a brother, Vito Elicio of Winter Park.

    Frank John Fogel

  • Frank John Fogel of Old Town died Monday at his home. He was 57.
    Mr. Fogel moved to Old Town from Summeytown, Pa., about four years ago. He was a business owner in the food industry.
    He was a member of Haven Rest Waccasassa Outreach Ministries.
    Survivors include his wife, Anna M. Fogel of Old Town; a son, Frank Fogel of Norristown, Pa.; daughters Christine Spinelli and Darlene Fogel, both of Norristown, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

    Albert René Frattino

  • Albert René Frattino of Gainesville died Friday. He was 53.
    Mr. Frattino was born in Miami and lived in Gainesville for 33 years. He was an executive chef and food service manager for North Florida Regional Medical Center.
    He had served as an executive chef at The Village and the Gainesville Golf and Country Club.
    He graduated from Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida and completed his culinary apprenticeship in the High Kitchen of the Miami Bath Club. He was a volunteer for the March of Dimes.
    Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kuchinski of Gainesville; a son, André Frattino of Gainesville; daughters Ellen Frattino and Mia Jeanne Frattino, both of Gainesville; and sisters Rose Marie Voyce of Miami, Simone Clark of Gainesville, Adrienne Frattino of Stuart and Claudia Schlomer of West Palm Beach.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

    Constance Louise Hitt

  • Constance Louise Hitt of Archer died Jan. 4 at her home. She was 65.
    Mrs. Hitt was born in Allegan, Mich., and moved to Archer from Crystal River 25 years ago. She was a nurse and received her nursing degree from Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
    She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include daughters Tammy Sue Smaha of Tracy, Calif., and Teresa Ann Hunting of Salida, Calif.; a son, Edward E. Hunting II of Gainesville; his mother, Wilhelmina Brown of Pleasanton, Calif.; a sister, Crystal Bufford of Pleasanton, Calif.; a brother, Richard A. Brown of Oakland, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Lona Ann Smith

  • Lona Ann Smith of Old Town died Monday in Old Town. She was 51.
    Mrs. Smith was born in Brandon and moved to Old Town from Brandon eight years ago. She was a registered nurse at North Florida Regional Medical Center and had worked at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. She was a member of the Nurses Service Organization. She loved animals and nature.
    Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Smith of Old Town; a son, Stephen Westbrook of Old Town; a daughter, LygeiaBowman of Ruskin; and brothers Johnny Hawkins, Roger Hawkins and Steve Hawkins, all of Tampa.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

    Lois Mae Travis

  • Lois "Grandma Travis" Mae Travis of Gainesville died Saturday at the Hospice of North Central Florida after a brief illness. She was 91.
    Mrs. Travis was born in Hague and relocated back to Gainesville from Tampa in the early 1950s. She was a retired cottage parent with Sunland Training Center, now known as Tacachale, and a foster grandparent with Alachua County schools.
    She was a member of the Church of the Kingdom of God.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Solomon Travis.
    Survivors include her caregiver, Shirley White Satcher of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

    O.D. Whittle

  • O.D. Whittle of Newberry died Tuesday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. He was 67.
    Mr. Whittle was born in Jasper, Ala., and moved to Newberry from Hollywood 30 years ago. He was a roofing contractor. He enjoyed hunting.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Mae Whittle.
    Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Teresa A. Whittle of Newberry; a daughter, Teresa Pabst of Newberry; a son, Ronald G. Whittle of Newberry; sisters Betty Sue Nelms of Dawson, Ala., and Shirley Skinner of Jasper, Ala.; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services of Newberry.

    Norah Hall Webb

  • Norah Hall Webb of Gainesville died Sunday in Gainesville. She was 90.
    Mrs. Webb was born in Ermine, Ky., and moved to Gainesville from Louisville, Ky., in 1958. She taught at the University of Florida P.K. Yonge Laboratory School from September 1958 to May 1964. She was the producer and supervisor of education television for school systems in several North Central Florida counties in the viewing range of WUFT-TV from 1964 to 1970. She taught at Santa Fe Community College for three years to develop adult education classes for the area.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard W. Webb.
    Survivors include a son, John A. Webb Sr. of Atlanta; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    Cindy Lee Wood

  • Cindy Lee Wood of Cross City died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 46.
    Mrs. Wood was born in Salinas, Calif., and moved to Cross City from Vinton, Ohio, 20 years ago. She was a 17-year veteran with the Department of Corrections, working as a nursing supervisor and registered nurse at the Cross City Correctional Institution before her medical retirement.
    She was a member of the Old Town First Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Kevin Wood of Cross City; her parents, Harold and Wilma Pauley of Cross City; a son, Michael Wayne Wood of Moody Air Force Base in Georgia; and a daughter, Juanita Wood of Cross City.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

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