August 1, 2005

Published: Monday, August 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 1, 2005 at 12:42 a.m.

Marjorie Alice Barlow

  • Marjorie Alice Barlow of Starke died Sunday at Shands at Starke. She was 77.

  • She moved to Melrose from Howe's Cave, N.Y., in 1989 and lived in Starke the past two years. She was a homemaker.

    Ms. Barlow volunteered at the Keystone Senior Center and Lake Area Ministries. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Keystone Heights and a former member of Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose.

    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Barlow Colley.

    Survivors include a daughter, Betty Rivenburgh of Gainesville; a son, Brian Barlow of Hagerstown, Md.; a brother, Robert Wilday of Sharon Springs, N.Y.; a sister, Elsa Radford of Howe's Cave, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

    Sam Harrison Brewer

  • Sam Harrison "Terry" Brewer III of Lake City died Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness. He was 57.

    Mr. Brewer was born in Jacksonville and lived in Orlando and Cocoa before moving to Lake City two years ago. He was a project manager in the substance abuse program for Praxis Inc. in Lake City.

    He was a former sheriff's deputy for Suwannee, Brevard and Okaloosa counties and retired as a captain with the State of Florida ATF Department in 2003 after 15 years of service.

    He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Lake City. He attended Florida State University's criminal justice program and was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion of Lake City.

    Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Brewer of Mary Esther; sons Jeremy Brewer of Fort Walton Beach and Christopher Brewer of Texas; mother Lucille Hogan of Gainesville; brothers Gregory Brewer of Hawaii, Bill Hogan of San Jose, Calif., and Ray Hogan of Lutz; a sister, Erin Brewer of Gainesville; and a grandson.

    Arrangements by Guerry Funeral Home.

    Betsy Crenshaw Hersey

  • Betsy Crenshaw Hersey of Theressa died Friday at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. She was 58.

    Mrs. Hersey was born in Ocala and moved to Bradford County, where she was a longtime resident and most recently lived near Starke. She worked as an administrative secretary and bookkeeper for the Alachua County School Board.

    She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Keystone Heights.

    Survivors include her husband, Elbert Hersey of Starke; daughters Mindy Polk of Starke, Danielle Branch of Interlachen and Tori Schenck of Waldo; sisters Sandra Taylor and Kathy Ball, both of Ocala; and nine grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

    Philip A. Ratcliff

  • Philip A. Ratcliff of Bartlett, Tenn., died Wednesday in Tennessee. He was 76.

    Mr. Ratcliff was raised in Fairfield, Ill., and lived in the Gainesville area while teaching at City College, where he once was voted teacher of the year. Before becoming an instructor, he was a public relations specialist.

    He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a master's degree at North Texas University.

    Survivors include a son, Marc Ratcliff; a daughter, Jill Wilson; sisters Mildred Kent of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Katherine Powell of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

    Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home.

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