Jan. 22, 2005


Published: Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 21, 2005 at 10:14 p.m.

Betty Rea Lambert Bergdoll

  • Betty Rea Lambert Bergdoll of Gainesville died Friday in Gainesville. She was 80.
    Mrs. Bergdoll was born in Ashland, Ky., and moved to Gainesville in the mid 1980s. She was a rural route carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Gainesville Newcomers Association and the Gainesville Historical Society. She was a volunteer with the Gainesville Harvest.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Bergdoll.
    Survivors include sons Bob Bergdoll of Gainesville, Bruce Bergdoll of Jonesville and Brian Bergdoll of Louisville, Ky.; her granddaughter and caregiver, Shannon Bergdoll of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Direct Cremations.

    Donald Ray Burke

  • Donald Ray Burke of Old Town died Wednesday from carbon monoxide poisoning after falling asleep in his motor home. He was 50.
    Mr. Burke was a welder. Survivors include a daughter, Myrle Lynn Burke of Old Town; a sister, Myrle Lynn Burke of Old Town; and a brother, Gerald M. Fowler of Hernando.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

    Kenneth Copeland Cannon Sr.

  • Kenneth Copeland Cannon Sr. of Chiefland died Wednesday. He was 79.
    Mr. Cannon was born in Sumner and was a lifelong resident of Levy County. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service and served in World War II. He was a welfare, civil defense and Veterans of Foreign Wars officer for Levy County for 14 years. He also was a small-engine repair mechanic. He was a lifetime member of the Chiefland VFW and past post commander.
    Survivors include his wife, Eula Esther Cannon of Chiefland; daughters Gail Fowler of Trenton, Barbara Scott of Bell and Janice Beckham of Hawthorne; a son, Kenneth C. Cannon Jr. of Chiefland; brothers Ronald B. Cannon of Navarre, Winston G. Cannon of Wilcox and L.C. Cannon of Chiefland; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand- children.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Jack Jones Shepherd

  • Jack Jones Shepherd of Chattahoochee died Friday at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He was 82.
    Mr. Shepherd was born in Adel, Ga., and moved to Chattahoochee in 1940.
    He was a Methodist. Local survivors include a sister, Margaret I. "Maggie" Miller of Starke.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Starke.

    Harry Evans

  • Harry Evans of Island Grove died Thursday at Shands at AGH after an extended illness. He was 79.
    Mr. Evans was a lifelong resident of Island Grove. He was a retired postmaster of Island Grove Post Office, where he worked for 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed hunting.
    Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Evans of Island Grove; daughters Margie Crawford and Nancy Thomas, both of Island Grove; sons Tommy Evans and Richard Evans, both of Island Grove; a sister, Alice E. Pope of St. Augustine; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

    Erika Hunter

  • Erika Hunter of Interlachen died Thursday at Putnam Community Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 63.
    Mrs. Hunter was born in Pirmasens, West Germany, and moved to Interlachen from Palatka in 1979. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and yard work. She was a member of Hollister Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Lou Hunter of Interlachen; a son, Dieter Bopp of Pirmasens, Germany; daughters Ute Thomas of Palatka, Heike LeGrand of Gainesville and Debra Snyder of Interlachen; and seven grand- children.
    Arrangements by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

    Margaret Meacham

  • Margaret Meacham of Old Town died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 80.
    Mrs. Meacham was born in Detroit and moved to Dixie County from Nashville, Tenn., in 1983. She was a member of the Morocco Temple Ladies Auxiliary Shriners and the Dixie Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary. She attended the Disabled American Veterans Bingo every Wednesday.
    Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Sharky of Taylor, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.; sons Johnny Stein of Sheriden, Wyo., and Corky Stein of Morgan, Texas; a brother, Delbert Hawthorne of Bellville, Miss.; a sister, Terri Lyons of Titusville; and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

    James Larry O'Shields

  • James Larry O'Shields of Gainesville died Thursday in Gainesville. He was 57.
    Mr. O'Shields was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and moved to Gainesville from Virginia 35 years ago. He was the master barber stylist at Wendy Barber Shop for 25 years. He was an avid Gators fan.
    He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Virgie O'Shields of Gainesville; his mother, Judy O'Shields Kozlowski of DeLand; a brother, Ronald O'Shields of Chesterfield, Va.; and a sister, Marlene Rockwell of Port Orange.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

    George T. Reilly

  • George T. Reilly of Gainesville died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 72.
    Mr. Reilly was born in New York City and moved to Gainesville from Plantation in 1996. He was a retired director of marketing for Dart Container Corp. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Gator Tip-Off Club.
    He was a member of Holy Faith Catholic Church.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanmarie Reilly.
    Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Reilly of Gainesville; a son, George J. Reilly of Gainesville; daughters Maureen Costigan of Gainesville and Kathleen Fulton and Colleen Reilly, both of Fort Lauderdale; a brother, John Reilly of Stony Point, N.Y.; a sister, Sally McGuire of Stony Point, N.Y.; and one grandchild.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
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