Jan. 15, 2005


Published: Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 14, 2005 at 9:34 p.m.

James Malcolm Alday

  • James Malcolm Alday of Gainesville died Thursday in Gainesville. He was 93.
    Mr. Alday was born in Donaldsonville, Ga., and moved to Gainesville from Milton in 1923. He was an owner/operator of J.M. Alday Produce.
    He was a graduate of Gainesville High School. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Gainesville.
    He was a trustee and board member of First United Methodist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Hane Alday; a son, Dr. James M. Alday Jr.; and a grandson, James Trezevant McCrea.
    Survivors include daughters Mary Keitt Moore and Sara Lynn McCrea, both of Gainesville; a brother, R. Norman Alday of Fernandina Beach; a sister, Betty Gibbs of Leesburg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.

    Marlon Uvon Thornton

  • Marlon Uvon Thornton of Starke died Wednesday in Starke. He was 47.
    Mr. Thornton was born in Starke and graduated in 1975 from Bradford High School. He was employed with the Department of Corrections for 14 years and was a sergeant at Florida State Prison. He was a member of both Bradford Masonic Lodge No. 35 F &AM and Pine Level Baptist Church.
    Survivors include sons Micah Thornton of Jacksonville and Matthew Thornton of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Macy Thornton of Denton, Texas; his parents, Jimmy and Marie Thornton of Starke; a brother, Shane Thornton of Brooker; and sisters Donna Milner of Starke and Cynthia Dowdy of Danville, Va.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home of Starke.

    Ronnie William McKnight

  • Ronnie William McKnight of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 42.
    Mr. McKnight was born in Pascagoula, Miss., and moved to Gainesville from Gulfport, Miss., one year ago.
    He was a supervisor at Wal-Mart and held a master's degree in computer science.
    Survivors include sons Brian McKnight and Keith McKnight, both of Mississippi, and parents William and Edna McKnight of Gulfport, Miss.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home in Melrose.

    Rosilie Hutcheson Osterbind

  • Rosilie Hutcheson Osterbind of Largo died Friday at Cypress Palm Assisted Living Facility of Largo. She was 88.
    Mrs. Osterbind was born in Blacksburg, Va., and moved to Largo from Gainesville in 2002. She graduated from Hollins College in Virginia.
    She was a volunteer for more than 30 years in the emergency room at Shands at AGH.
    She was a Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church. She was also an avid gardener and golfer.
    Survivors include a son, Carter C. Osterbind III of Jacksonville, Ala.; a daughter, Ellen O. Jonassen, of Clearwater Beach; a sister, Anne Graves of Mount Lebanon, Pa., and eight grandchildren.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 15, 2005

    Joe David Yearwood Sr.

  • Joe David "Lil Joe" Yearwood Sr. of Keystone Heights died Tuesday in his residence. He was 68.
    Mr. Yearwood was born in Chick Springs, S.C., and moved to Keystone Heights 14 years ago.
    He served 21 years as a parachute rigger in the Army.
    He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by wife, Edna "Peanut" Yearwood and a stepson, Roger Spivey.
    Survivors include daughters Karen Cole and Debbie Brame, both of South Carolina, and Shannon Grace of Virginia; a son, Joe David Yearwood Jr. of South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Lori Spivey of Keystone Heights; three stepsons, all of Kentucky; brothers Carlos Yearwood of Colorado and James Yearwood of South Carolina; a sister, Betty Turner of South Carolina; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grand- children.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Keystone Heights.
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