Jan. 16, 2005

Published: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 11:40 p.m.

James Malcolm Alday

  • James Malcolm Alday of Gainesville died Thursday in Gainesville. He was 93.
    Mr. Alday was born in Donalsonville, 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.

    Velora M. Goyette

  • Velora M. Goyette of Keystone Heights died Saturday in Bradford Terrace in Starke. She was 86.
    Mrs. Goyette was born in Shoreham, Vt., and moved here from Orlando in 2004. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    She was a Catholic. Survivors include sons Robert Goyette of Orlando and James Goyette of Keystone Heights; sisters Mildred Burke and Theresa DeFayatte; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

    Salome Morris Pons

  • Salome Morris Pons of Gainesville died Friday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 84.
    Mrs. Pons was born in Lake Butler and moved here from Orlando in 1923. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband Avery McMillan Pons.
    Survivors include stepdaughters Fay Barnhart of Jacksonville and Lois Jean Lauvey of Martinez, Ca.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.

    Irene Redemsky

  • Irene Redemsky of Williston died Jan. 8 in Gainesville. She was 98.
    Mrs. Redemsky was born in Stanton, Mich., and moved here from East Lansing, Mich., 37 years ago. She was a retired office clerk.
    She was a member of the Nature Coast Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer at Shands pediatrics. She was a member of the AARP, Art League, Stitch and Stir and Williston Golf and Country Club. She enjoyed playing the piano, knitting, crafts, golf and painting.
    She was an organist for silent movies at Ionia Theatre in Ionia, Mich.
    She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Louis Redemsky.
    Survivors include daughters Jane Ann Lintjer of Williston and Betty Lee Lindquist of Sonora, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

    Evelyn Wheeles

  • Evelyn Wheeles of Fanning Springs died Saturday in her residence. She was 71.
    Mrs. Wheeles was born in Green Acres City and moved to Fanning Springs 19 years ago. She was a retired bookkeeper.
    She was a member of the Chiefland Quilting Club and First Baptist Church of Chiefland.
    Survivors include husband Robert Wheeles of Fanning Springs; sons Mike Wheeles and John Pat Wheeles, both of West Palm Beach and Steven Wheeles of Lantana; brother Nathan Allen of Okeechobee; sisters Mary Robinson of Fanning Springs and Edith Parker of Azel, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

    June Miller Austin

  • June Miller Austin of High Springs died Saturday in her residence of an ongoing illness. She was 85.
    Mrs. Austin was born in Pope County, Ill., and moved to High Springs from Augusta, Ga., in 1984.
    She was a writer and educator. She worked for the Kentucky Baptist Sunday School Board as Director of Elementary Education and was a specialist in pre-school education. She taught and wrote curriculum for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
    Survivors include son Mark Austin of Santa Rosa Beach; daughter Linda Austin of High Springs; sisters Kathleen Dobbs and Mary Baker, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home.

    Peggy Joyce Kelly

  • Peggy Joyce Kelly of Chiefland died Saturday in Williston. She was 70.
    Mrs. Kelly was born in Clearwater and moved to Chiefland 37 years ago. She worked for Levy County Schools. She was a member of Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland.
    Survivors include husband Carl Kelly of Chiefland; daughter Beverly Felmey of Bell; son Steve Kelly of Newberry; brother John F. Patterson of New Orleans, La.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home.

    Margaret Mary Murray

  • Margaret Mary Murray of Chiefland died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 86.
    Mrs. Murray was born in New York City and moved to Chiefland in 1973. She was a retired medical attendant and electrical worker in New York City.
    She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Chiefland and was very active in her church. She enjoyed painting and taking care of her grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by an infant daughter.
    Survivors include husband of 69 years Dennis T. Murray of Chiefland; daughters Patricia Conroy of West Islip, N.Y., Margaret Yanoti of Beverly Hills and Denise Boyle of Chiefland; sisters Evelyn Lopez of Wilton, Calif., and Lillian Grana of Covina Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Buddy Leaptrot-Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland.
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