June 1, 2005


Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 12:05 a.m.

Sandra Ann Bishop

  • Sandra Ann Bishop of Gainesville died Monday of natural causes. She was 50.
    Mrs. Bishop was born in Baltimore and moved to Gainesville in 1994 from St. Louis.
    She was a homemaker. She was an All-State Senior Actress in Massachusetts in 1972. She was secretary of West End Ladies Golf Association and a Cub Scout den mother.
    She was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and golf. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include her parents, Edward and Doris Talalai of Atlanta; a daughter, Sarah Jane Bishop of Gainesville; a son, Garrett Edward Bishop of Gainesville; and a brother, Philip Talalai of Atlanta.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Helen Benton Carson

  • Helen Benton Carson of Gainesville died Saturday at her home. She was 97.
    Mrs. Carson moved to Gainesville with her family in 1956.
    She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Gainesville Garden Club, Gainesville Woman's Club, University Woman's Club, Gainesville Golf and Country Club and University Golf Club.
    She volunteered at Shands at AGH and at the University of Florida and served on the mental health board for a number of years.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Marion "Kit" Carson, and her daughter, Carol Carson Beauchamp.
    Survivors include grandchildren Susan Beauchamp of Virginia and Robert Beauchamp of Maryland; and great-grandchildren Emily Beauchamp and Robert Beauchamp, both of Maryland.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services in Gainesville.

    Clarice Betty Law Croft

  • Clarice Betty Law Croft of Lake Butler died Tuesday at the Lake City Health Center after an extended illness.
    Mrs. Croft was born in Jasper and lived most of her life in Union County.
    She was a seamstress and a homemaker. She was a member of the Lulu Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Randolph Croft of Lake Butler; a daughter, Cassa Nita "Sissie" Herndon of Lake Butler; sons Willie "Randy" Croft of Lake Butler and John Simmons of Lake City; brothers John Law of Archer and Lollie Law of Orange Park; a sister, Bernice Brady of Rocell, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Howard E. Foreman

  • Howard E. Foreman of Fort McCoy died Sunday. He was 80.
    Mr. Foreman was born in Terra Haute, Ind. He was a retired consultant in fabric construction.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
    Survivors include daughters Tina Jo Malone of Greenwood, Ind., Tracey L. Foreman of Gary, Ind., and Toby Vondersaar of Atlanta; his sister, Virginia Nicoson of Anderson, Ind.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Florida Cremation Society in Ocala.

    Elsie Mae Haws

  • Elsie Mae Haws of Tulsa, Okla., died Sunday at her home. She was 97.
    Mrs. Haws was born in Waldo and also lived in Hampton and Des Moines, Iowa, before retiring in Gainesville in 1970. She moved to Tulsa about 10 years ago.
    She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Parker Road Baptist Church in Gainesville.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin F. Haws, and daughter, Dorothy Doyle.
    Survivors include daughters Jeanie Smith of Tulsa, Barbara Haws of Newberry and Frances Sholes of Jennings, Okla.; a son, William E. Haws of Benton, La.; a sister, Florabell Brown of Hampton; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services in Gainesville.

    Charles Henry Hughes

  • Charles Henry Hughes of Steinhatchee died Saturday at his home. He was 63.
    Mr. Hughes moved to Steinhatchee 14 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was an automobile mechanic and a jack-of-all-trades.
    Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Hughes of Steinhatchee; sons Chuck Hughes of Newberry and Michael Hughes of Steinhatchee; a daughter, Charlotte Hughes of Steinhatchee; a sister, Karen Lowe of Cleveland; his mother, Ann Hughes of Cleveland; and one grandchild.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

    Marguerite Sweat Mills

  • Marguerite Sweat Mills of Gainesville died Sunday. She was 92.
    Mrs. Mills was born in Waycross, Ga. She lived in Miami before moving to Gainesville upon retiring.
    She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami and was the first Orange Bowl queen.
    She taught drama, speech and English in Miami and Coral Gables schools. She was a member of Granada Presbyterian Church of Coral Gables, Chi Omega Alumnae, Mortar Board Honorary, Miami Pioneers, Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames XVII Century.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Mills.
    Survivors include her son, Jon Mills of Gainesville, a former state representative; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Frederick Shelton

  • Frederick Shelton Roberts Sr. of Bell died Sunday in Lake Butler. He was 84.
    Mr. Roberts was born in Plant City and moved to Bell from Baker County 30 years ago. He was a retired railroad agent/operator.
    He was a member of the U.S. Army and the Mount Nebo Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thomas Roberts of Bell; a daughter, Dorothy Susan Whitehead of Lake Butler; sons Frederick S. Roberts Jr. of Baldwin and David T. Roberts of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home in Trenton.

    Amelia L. Stewart

  • Amelia L. Stewart of Alachua died Sunday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 71.
    Mrs. Stewart was born in Chicago but lived most of her life in Gainesville.
    She was an interior decorator.
    Survivors include sons Dan Stewart and David Stewart, both of Gainesville; a daughter, Robin Larson of Alachua; and 10 grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.
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