May 1, 2005


Published: Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 9:26 p.m.

George L. 'Paw Paw' Meyer

George L. "Paw Paw" Meyer of Cowpen Lake died Friday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. He was 88.
Mr. Meyer was born in Louisville, Ky., and moved to Cowpen Lake from Micanopy in 1977. He owned and operated the Red & White Grocery store in Micanopy for 20 years.
He was a master carpenter, cabinet maker and mason. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma L. Meyer of Hawthorne; sons Stewart Meyer of Micanopy and David Meyer of Archer; a daughter, Dianne Yawn of Micanopy; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Ruby Nixon O'Kelley

Ruby Nixon O'Kelley of Gainesville died Thursday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
Mrs. O'Kelley was born in Alabama City, Ala., and moved to Gainesville in the 1920s. She was a homemaker and an accomplished golfer who won the Gainesville Golf and Country Club Ladies Championship many times.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward B. O'Kelley; sisters Eunice Campbell and Avalene Barton; and a brother, Conner Nixon.
Survivors include a brother, Erby Nixon of Panama City; a sister, Ruth Buenzli of Indianatlantic; and a nephew, Arthur Campbell of Gainesville.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

Margaret Sherouse Willis

Margaret Sherouse Willis of Reddick died Friday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. She was 77.
Mrs. Willis was born in Reddick and spent her entire life in Marion County. She was a homemaker and a member of both the North Marion Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church of Reddick.
Survivors include a son, William Edwin Willis of Reddick; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.

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