January 18, 2006


Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 8:32 p.m.

William H. DeLoach

  • William H. DeLoach of Gainesville died Monday. He was 72.
    Mr. DeLoach was born in Wilcox County, Ga., and moved to Gainesville in 1976 from Titusville.
    He was an administrator with the Department of Pathology at the University of Florida.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Modene DeLoach of Gainesville; a son, Russ DeLoach of Rockledge; daughters Melanie Green of Little Rock, Ark., and Laurie Burgess of Melbourne; brothers Lamar DeLoach of Perry, Ga., Johnny Paul DeLoach and Gene DeLoach, both of Unadilla, Ga., and Tony DeLoach of Clayton, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Veronica P. Patterson

  • Veronica P. "Nannie" Patterson of Williston died Monday at the Haven Hospice in Chiefland. She was 87.
    Mrs. Patterson was born in Carney, N.J., and moved to Williston more than 35 years ago from Cornwall, N.Y.
    She was a longtime waitress at the Chick Inn Restaurant in Williston.
    She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston and she enjoyed playing Bingo.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Patterson, a retired Williston police chief, and a daughter, Catherine "Bernie" Chaplin.
    Survivors include a daughter, Missy Fisher of Ocala; a brother, Kevin Keegan of Cornwall; a sister, Ann Palermo of Cornwall; her caregivers Butch Kramer of Williston and Darlene Sauder of Bronson; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

    Jesse Lee Redden Jr.

  • Jesse Lee Redden Jr. of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at AGH after a long illness. He was 73.
    Mr. Redden was born in Arcadia and moved to Gainesville in 1992 from Fort Myers.
    He was a retired engineering technician with the Florida Department of Transportation.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and received several honors during his military career.
    He graduated from Smith-Brown High School in Arcadia.
    He was a Methodist. He loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mae Redden.
    Survivors include sisters Gertrude Bishop of Gainesville, Jennie Thompson of North Carolina, Sharon Hill and Elsie R. Stevens, both of Atlanta.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Roxie R. Schneck

  • Roxie R. Schneck of Lansdale, Pa., died Jan. 4. She was 83.
    Mrs. Schneck was born in Lebanon, Pa. She lived in Gainesville from 1994 until 2002, when she moved to Lansdale.
    She was a homemaker and volunteered for many organizations. She and her husband founded The Medical Personnel Pool in Hartford, Conn.
    She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of the Amaranth in several states. She became Grand Royal Matron of Connecticut in the 1980s.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Curtis E. Schneck.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carol Risley of Frenchtown, N.J.; a son, David Schneck of Micanopy; a brother, Woodrow Weaber of Maryland; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.
    Arrangements by The Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home in Riegelsville, Pa.

    Bobby C. Todd

  • Bobby C. Todd of Chatsworth, Ga., died from injuries in a car crash Saturday night near Worthington Springs. He was 45.
    Mr. Todd was born in Lake Butler and lived most of his life in Worthington Springs. He moved to Chatsworth two years ago and was in town to visit family when he died.
    Mr. Todd worked in the produce business until an illness forced him to retire. He was a Baptist.
    Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Bonnie Todd of Chatsworth, Ga.; a daughter, Connie Huggins of Chatsworth; stepsons Rick Joiner of Vacaville, Calif., and Jimmy Joiner of Micanopy; his parents, David and Evelyn Todd of Worthington Springs; brothers Ricky Todd of Fort White, Tony Todd and Lonnie Todd, both of Worthington Springs; and sisters Cathy Ingram of Chatsworth, Ga., and Sharron Diane Converse of Starke.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

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