January 2, 2006


Published: Monday, January 2, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 7:04 p.m.

Frances Fisher Andrews

Frances Fisher Andrews of Chiefland died Saturday at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties. She was 91.
Mrs. Andrews was born in Rockledge and moved to Chiefland from Cedar Key in her early teens. She was a retired music teacher.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chiefland, where she played piano for 12 years. She enjoyed music and reading and was an animal lover, especially fond of cats.
She was preceded in death by husbands John Frank Fisher and Donald Andrews and a son, John C. Fisher.
Survivors include a son, Leslie Fisher Sr. of Chiefland; a stepdaughter, Susan Williams of Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.

Marilyn Jean Blank

Marilyn "Lynn" Jean Blank of High Springs died Friday at Haven Hospice of Gainesville. She was 73.
Mrs. Blank was born in Waterloo, Iowa, and moved to High Springs from Leisure City in 2000. She worked in banking and bookkeeping.
Mrs. Blank was an accomplished musician who won a state title for playing the accordion in Illinois around 1950.
She was a former president of the Homestead Women's Club as well as the Women of the Elks Chapter 1754.
She enjoyed cooking, making ceramics, dancing, boating and fishing.
She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Homestead.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Carl Blank of High Springs; a daughter, Terry Blomeley of Ellijay, Ga.; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Evan-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs.

Noreen Dukes Crews

Noreen Dukes Crews of Lake Butler died at home Saturday following a brief illness. She was 88.
Mrs. Crews was a lifelong resident of Union County. She was a cook in the Union County School District for many years and also took care of the elderly and sick.
She was a member of the Little Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Worthington Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Crews; a daughter, Elaine Lewis; and a son, Colen Crews.
Survivors include daughters Ethelia Perry and Sharon Berry, both of Orange Park; a son, Edwin Crews of Lake Butler; a brother, Milton Dukes of Lake Butler; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

Shirley E. Noble

Shirley E. Noble of Melrose died Friday in Melrose. She was 80.
Mrs. Noble was born in Amherst, Ohio, and moved to Melrose from Gaithersburg, Md., in 1978. She was a retired school teacher.
She taught in Maryland and Florida schools for more than 30 years before retiring from Keystone Heights High School. She was a member of Keystone Heights Golf Club and a protestant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Noble, and a daughter, Amy Jennifer Noble.
Survivors include her sons, Geoffrey Noble of Denver, Colo., and Mark Noble of Peachtree City, Ga.; a daughter, Molly Noble of Gainesville; sisters Lois Albrecht of Leesburg and Betty Lange of Amherst, Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Pamela Reynolds Roberts

Pamela Reynolds Roberts of Newberry died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 42.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Gainesville and lived in the area all her life. She was a homemaker.
She was a Baptist and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Roberts of Newberry; a son, Chad Roberts of Alachua; daughters Misty McMurray of Melrose and Candice Wynne of Waldo; her mother, Ann Nobles Padgett of Fort White; stepfather Calvin Thompson of Fort White; a brother, Ronnie Reynolds of Archer; sisters Nancy Reynolds of Waldo and Sherry Joiner of Nichols, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Evan-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs.

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