Jan. 23, 2005

Published: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 10:50 p.m.

Stella May Rowell Carr

  • Stella May Rowell Carr of Lake City died Thursday at the Health Center of Lake City after an extended illness. She was 96.
    Ms. Carr was born in Corinth, Vt., and lived most of her life in Lebanon, N.H., before moving to Lake Butler in 1979. She moved to Lake City in 1998.
    She was a homemaker and member of the First Christian Church of Lake Butler.
    She was preceded in death by husband Lewis F. Carr Sr.
    Survivors include daughters June Matthews of Arkansas, Louise Vachon of New Hampshire and Barbara Gault of Lake Butler; sons Lewis F. Carr Jr. of Worthington Springs, and Ernest Carr of Palm Coast and David P. Carr of Lake City; 35 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Mary Dean

  • Mary Dean of Old Town died Friday at Cross City Rehab and Health Care in Cross City. She was 82.
    Ms. Dean was born in Maryville, Tenn., and moved here from Mt. Ida, Ark., before moving to Old Town five years ago.
    She was a homemaker and retired cook. She was a Baptist. Survivors include sons Stephen Harris and James Harris, both of Old Town; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home of Chiefland.

    Charles Henry Frazier Sr.

  • Charles Henry Frazier Sr. of Lake City died Saturday at the Veterans Medical Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was 70.
    Mr. Frazier was born in Lake Butler and moved to Lake City 20 years ago. He was a retired heavy equipment operator in Columbia County.
    He was an Army veteran during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church at Deep Creek.
    He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Christy Frazier.
    Survivors include daughter Linda Gay of Lake Butler; son Charles H. Frazier, Jr. of Lake City; brothers Buck Frazier of Ft. White, and Ronald Frazier and Jimmy Frazier, both of High Springs; sisters Winkie Clevenger of New Port, Tenn., Marie Horton of Lake City and Diane Cook of Ft. White; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home, Inc. of Lake Butler.

    Herbert W. Gray

  • Herbert W. "Bill" Gray of Micanopy died Friday at Williston Health Care Center. He was 84.
    Mr. Gray was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a rancher and farmer.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include wife Zelma Gray of Gainesville; daughter Jean Gray of Gainesville; and a sister, Robbie "Ditt" Purnell, of Archer.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Dorothy K. Hunt

  • Dorothy K. Hunt of Branford died Saturday in her residence after a long illness. She was 87.
    Mrs. Hunt was born in Ft. Meade and moved to Branford in 1946. She was a homemaker and loved traveling.
    She was a member of the Northern Florida Christian Center in O'Brien.
    She was preceded in death by husband P.E. Hunt.
    Survivors include sister Eva Cofield of Branford.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Branford.

    Josefina Marien de Power

  • Josefina Marien de Power of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at AGH. She was 93.
    Mrs. Power was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to Gainesville 26 years ago. She was a co-owner and secretary of Power Electric Company.
    She attended Holy Faith Catholic Church. Survivors include daughter Myrna P. Klaassen of Gainesville; sons Oscar E. Power of Gainesville and Jose A. Power of Key Largo; a brother, Angel R. Marien-Power of San Juan, Puerto Rico; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Franklin H. White

  • Dr. Franklin H. White of Gainesville died Thursday in Gainesville. He was 85.
    Dr. White was born in Alton, Ill., and received master's and doctorate degrees in microbiology from the University of Illinois. He worked as a microbiologist with the Illinois Department of Public Health for three years and was an instructor at University of Illinois for six years before moving to Gainesville in 1955.
    He was a researcher and professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida for 30 years. He was involved in research on animal diseases.
    He held various offices in the Gainesville Camellia Society and was a member of the Micanopy Historical Society, the Florida Historical Society and had been active in the Gainesville Historical Society. He enjoyed fishing and other outdoor activities.
    He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include wife Mary E. White of Gainesville; son David F. White of High Springs; daughter Susan W. Wagner of Micanopy; sisters June Driscoll of Fresno, Calif., Dorothy Richey of Albuquerque, N.M., and Judith Fujita of Los Angeles; and two grandsons.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
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