October 1, 2005


Published: Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11:12 p.m.

Wayne Lee Bradford

  • Wayne Lee Bradford of Old Town died Thursday. He was 30.
    Mr. Bradford moved to Dixie County four years ago from Orlando.
    Survivors include his fiancee, Stephanie Gamble of Old Town; his mother and stepfather, Theresa and Amos Barr Jr. of Old Town; his grandparents, Johanna and Fred Bowen of Apopka; a stepsister, Wendy Barr of Old Town; and stepbrothers Andrew Barr of Sanford and Amos Bar III of Bushnell.
    Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.

    Jessica Dawn Courtney

  • Jessica Dawn Courtney of Gainesville died Thursday. She was 23.
    Miss Courtney was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. She was a student. She received her high school diploma from the Sidney Lanier Center. She enjoyed shopping and swimming.
    Survivors include her mother, Tina Courtney of Gainesville; her father, David Beasley of Gainesville; a brother, Joshua Courtney of Gainesville; her grandfather, Gene and Mary Ann Courtney of Alachua; and her grandmother, Mary Padgett of Lake Butler.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Nathaniel White Jr.

  • Nathaniel "Dude" White Jr. of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at AGH of a sudden illness. He was 45.
    Mr. White was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.
    He graduated from Gainesville High School and was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church.
    Survivors include his mother, Mable Welcome-White of Gainesville; sisters Daryel White and Lynn White, both of Gainesville; and a brother, Leroy White of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by Duncan Brothers' Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Margie Parrott Hagi

  • Margie Parrott Hagi of Trenton died Tuesday in Gainesville. She was 62.
    Mrs. Hagi was born in Campbellsville, Ky.
    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Loverne Hilton.
    Survivors include daughters Paula D. Hagan of Trenton, Kathy Cobb of Lake City, Rachel Darlene Helton and Mary Corene Hagan, both of Campbellsville, and Alta M. Lafferty of Newcomerstown, Ohio; a son, Joseph Michael Hagan of Campbellsville; a sister, Anna Nunn of Greensboro, Ky.; her companion, Eugene Eber of Trenton; and 12 grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.

    George D. Munk

  • George D. Munk of Gainesville died Wednesday. He was 65.
    Mr. Munk was born in Watertown, N.Y., and moved to Waldo in 1978 and then to Gainesville about four years ago.
    He retired as a chief radioman for the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the USS Henly DD-762 and USS William R. Rush DD/DDDR714, as well as several shore assignments.
    He was a Vietnam veteran and received several awards including the Bronze Star with a combat "V," Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
    He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for five years. He retired from the Florida State Division of Forestry after 12 years as a duty officer and wildfire control dispatcher.
    Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lorraine Munk of Gainesville; daughters Melody Carrier of Hornell, N.Y., Dawn Vanwie of Newberry, Georgina Mackie of Waldo and Amy Boe of Florida; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Gonnie McClung Siegel

  • Gonnie McClung Siegel of Gainesville died Thursday from complications from Alzheimer's Disease. She was 77.
    Mrs. Siegel was born in Mt. Lookout, W.Va. She also lived in the Florida Keys and Bedford, N.Y., before moving to Gainesville.
    She attended Davis and Elkins College and received a degree in journalism from West Virginia University. She authored four books: "Sales: the Fast track for Women," "The Women's Workbook," "How to Beat the High Cost of Learning" and "How to Advertise and Promote Your Small Business." She also ran Gonnie Siegel Associates, a public relations agency. She was a feminist and a founding member of the Westchester, N.Y., chapter of the National Organization for Women.
    Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Siegel of Gainesville; sons William Laird Siegel of Dharam, Saudi Arabia, and Richard Joseph Siegel of Katonah, N.Y.; a brother, Lake M. McClung of Gainesville; and two grandsons.
    Arrangements by ICS Cremation in Lake City.

    Margaret Baggett Fulgham

  • Margaret Baggett Fulgham of Gainesville died Thursday following a brief illness.
    She was 82. Mrs. Fulgham was born in Eufaula, Ala. She lived in Palatka for 55 years before moving to Gainesville three years ago.
    She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Alachua.
    She enjoyed crocheting, crafts and gardening.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Fulgham; a son, E. Braxton Fulgham, Jr.; a daughter, Evelyene J. Kitayama; and a great-grandson, Billy Price.
    Survivors include daughters Ann Lisle of Palatka and Jan Sapp of Gainesville; a brother, John Baggett of Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Jo Ann Baggett of St. Augustine; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Masters Funeral Home in Palatka.

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