January 19, 2006


Published: Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 11:04 p.m.

Robert Edward Bosarge

Robert Edward Bosarge of Cedar Key died Tuesday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 62.
Mr. Bosarge was born in Mobile, Ala. He moved to Cedar Key 15 years ago from Alabama.
He was a retired heavy-equipment carpenter.
He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a Catholic and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Alabama.
He was an Auburn Tigers fan, and he enjoyed golfing, gardening and politics.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rain Bosarge of Cedar Key; a son, Shawn Bosarge of Mobile; a stepdaughter, Vanessa Bastow of Chiefland; a brother, Paul Bosarge of Alabama; sisters Jackie Taylor and Kathy Bosarge, both of Alabama; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.

Gladys R. Cauthen

Gladys R. Cauthen of Crisfield, Md., died Friday at Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home. She was 97.
Mrs. Cauthen was born in Bell. She also lived in Newberry before moving to Maryland in 1992.
She was a homemaker and a talented seamstress.
She was a member of the Jonesville Baptist Church and a past Grand Matron of the Rebekah's in Newberry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Cauthen.
Survivors include a daughter, Edith G. DeMauro of Crisfield; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services in Gainesville.

Katherine Jones Danzy

Katherine Jones Danzy of Gainesville died Monday. She was 63.
Mrs. Danzy was born in Melrose and moved to Gainesville in the 1970s from Rochelle.
She was a retired cottage parent at Tacachale.
She was a member of University Deliverance Outreach Ministries, where she was a Mother of the church.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas L. Danzy of Gainesville; sons Darryl L. Jackson of Aiken, S.C., the Rev. Robert L. Willingham Jr. of Alachua and Elder Rodney Mosley of Gainesville; a daughter, Patricia Mosley of Alachua; stepsons Tray Danzy of Gainesville and Traven White of Lima, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Lakeisha White of Lima; a brother, Johnnie L. Barker of Gainesville; seven grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Duncan Brothers' Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Marcela Bisquera Frazier

Marcela Bisquera Frazier of Trenton died Jan. 11 at her home. She was 45.
Mrs. Frazier was born in Albra, Philippines. She moved to Trenton from Jacksonville, N.C., in the early 1980s.
She was a dietitian supervisor at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Rodney A. Frazier Sr. of Trenton; a son, Rodney A. Frazier Jr. of Jacksonville; a daughter, Lourdes S. Frazier of Trenton; her father, Angel Bisquera of Waipahu, Hawaii; a sister, Nina Workman of Waipahu; brothers Troni Bisquera and Ben Bisquera, both of Waipahu; and one grandchild.
Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Helen Jane Pembleton French

Helen Jane Pembleton French of Gainesville died Sunday at Oak Hammock of chronic heart failure. She was 96.
Mrs. French was born in Ness City, Kan., and moved to Gainesville in 1998 from Melbourne Beach.
She was a homemaker and a dietitian. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in nutrition.
She was a member and past president of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She wrote a biographical novel describing her family's experiences as homestead pioneers in Kansas called "Wind on the Prairies."
She loved traveling and classical music. Survivors include a son, Byron French of Gainesville; a daughter, Nina Glover of Bradenton; five grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Treveeda ReShan Graham

Treveeda ReShan Graham of Gainesville died Jan. 12 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was 36.
Ms. Graham was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.
Survivors include her mother, Patricia Graham of Gainesville; a daughter, Trishanna Lewis of Gainesville; sons Contrell Graham, Autrell Lewis and Reggie Lewis Jr., all of Gainesville; brothers Mack Graham Jr., Kerry Graham and Terrell Graham, all of Gainesville; and a sister, Sharon White of Gainesville.
Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home in Melrose.

Ruth Mae Johnson Hill

Ruth Mae Johnson Hill of Gainesville died Monday at University Care and Rehabilitation Center after a lingering illness. She was 80.
Mrs. Hill was born in Interlachen and moved to Gainesville in 1948 from Genoa.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Compassionate Outreach Ministries Inc., where she was a member of the Mother's Board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Ira Hill.
Survivors include daughters Dorothy Jackson, Jeannette Hill and Rutha Harrison, all of Gainesville; a son, Eddie Ira Hill Jr. of Gainesville; a brother, Deacon Roosevelt Johnson of Gainesville; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Duncan Brothers' Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Alexander Holmes Jr.

The Rev. Alexander Holmes Jr. of Alachua died Friday at his home after a brief illness. He was 72.
Mr. Holmes was born in Jennings and was a lifelong resident of the area.
He was a brick mason at Tacachale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was the president of the Newnansville Cemetery Association and the Togetherness Association.
He was an associate minister at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, and he was a member of the Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was the Worshipful Master of Goins Lodge 94.
Survivors include his wife, Merlene Holmes of Alachua; sons John Edward Holmes and Alaric Alexander Holmes, both of Gainesville, and Christopher A. Holmes of Alachua; daughters Pamela D. Prier of Jacksonville and LaShaun Y. Hayes of Alachua; a brother, Ernest Lee Holmes of High Springs; sisters Louvella Jones and Doris Thomas, both of Jacksonville; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Annie M. Holmes

Annie M. Holmes of High Springs died Jan. 12 in Lake City after an extended illness. She was 76.
Mrs. Holmes was born in Columbia County and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Alachua, where she served on the Mother's Board.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Ernest Holmes of High Springs; sons Billy Horne of Gainesville, Otis Dawson of High Springs, Tyrone Horne of Denver, Brian Horne of Plant City and Johnny White of Bermuda; daughters Erma Reed of High Springs, Helen Jelks of White Springs and Mary Davis of Gainesville; stepsons James Horne and Timothy Horne, both of Alachua, Ernest Holmes Jr. and Willie R. Holmes, both of High Springs; stepdaughters Inez Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, Annie Gainey, Mable Blake and Sylvia Mitchell, all of High Springs; a brother, L.J. Gainer of Lake City; a sister, Ola Dix of Lake City; 21 grandchildren; 58 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Dreiona Lakay Holmes

Dreiona Lakay Holmes of Gainesville died Saturday at Shands at the University of Florida after a sudden illness. She was 4 months old.
Dreiona was born in Gainesville. Survivors include her mother, Patricia Lakay Williams of Gainesville; her father, Dred Lee Holmes Jr. of Gainesville; and her grandparents Doretha and Theodore Jones of Archer, Lamar Nattiel, Izell Hope and Juanita Singleton, all of Gainesville. Arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Ella E. LeCorn

Ella E. LeCorn of Gainesville died Saturday at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. She was 54.
Mrs. LeCorn was born in Ocala and moved to Gainesville 32 years ago.
She was a receptionist. Survivors include her husband, Willie Hodges of Gainesville; a son, Ozell Boyd III of Gainesville; daughters Debbie Laster of Fort Riley, Kan., and Melissa LeCorn of Anchorage, Alaska; her father, Oran J. Roberts of Gainesville; and her mother, Retha Fields of Valdosta, Ga.
Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Sybil Suggs McDaris

Sybil Suggs McDaris of Alachua died Wednesday at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 82.
Mrs. McDaris was born in Branford. She moved to Alachua two years ago from Gainesville.
She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Patty Sanders of Alachua; a son, Kenny Hines of Wiggins, Miss.; a sister, Mary Kate Hines of Brooker; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Evelyn A. Mortlock

Evelyn A. Mortlock of Live Oak died Tuesday. She was 67.
Mrs. Mortlock was born in Danbury, Conn., and moved to Live Oak in 1983 from Inverness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Live Oak, where she was active in all aspects of the church ministry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Mortlock, and a granddaughter, Audra Anne Reeves.
Survivors include daughters Kathleen Marie Mortlock, Theresa Anne Brown and Ardith Anne Lancaster, all of Live Oak; a son, Richard Mortlock of Mayo; sisters Nancy Nurnberg of Goshen, Conn., and Carolyn Eckerdt of Union, Maine; and 10 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak.

William L. Otte

William L. Otte of Gainesville died Wednesday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 75.
Mr. Otte was born in Germantown, Wis. He moved to Gainesville 25 years ago after retiring.
He was a retired U.S. Army officer and then taught ROTC at Bradford High School for 10 years.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 56, and the Military Officers Association of America.
He was a member of Holy Faith Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Otte of Gainesville; sons Mark Otte of Gainesville, Greg Otte of Denver, Jeff Otte of Ocala and Steve Otte of Chiefland; a daughter, Gale Whitehead of Tallahassee; brothers Arnie Otte of Taneytown, Md., and Art Otte of Fond Du Lac, Wis.; a sister, Eleanor Braatz of Fond Du Lac, Wis.; and 16 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows 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 Harrison, 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; 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

Ruth Eva Shepard

Ruth Eva Shepard of Gainesville died Wednesday. She was 94.
Mrs. Shepard was born in Chicago. She moved to Gainesville in 1957 from Miami.
She retired as a registered nurse from Shands at AGH.
She was a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Shepard.
Survivors include daughters Margaret Pisano of Gainesville and Nancy York of St. Augustine; a sister, Barbara Meyer of Bradenton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services in Gainesville.

Charles E. Smith

Charles E. Smith of Lake City died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville after a lengthy illness. He was 74.
Mr. Smith was born in Providence. He was a retired chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Survivors include sons Ed Smith of Old Town and Allan Smith of Live Oak; a daughter, Susan Diane Smith of Lake City; a sister, Christine Hale-Pettry of Gainesville; brothers Marvin Smith and M. Wayne Smith, both of Providence, and Larry Smith and Terry Smith, both of Lake City; his friend and caregiver, Lori Smith of Lake City; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Lake City.

Frank Smith Sr.

Frank Smith Sr. of Archer died Sunday at Palm Gardens in Gainesville after a short illness. He was 85.
Mr. Smith was born in the St. Joseph Community in Archer. He was a lifelong resident of the Archer area.
He was a farmer and a member of St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Beatrice Jackson Smith of Archer; a son, Frank Smith Jr. of Archer; a daughter, Felecia Smith of Archer; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Carnegie Funeral Home in Chiefland.

Julia Angelique Smith

The infant Julia Angelique Smith of Dunnellon died Jan. 12 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She was 17 days old.
Julia was born in Gainesville. Survivors include her mother, Latosha Wilson of Dunnellon; her father, Patrick Smith of Dunnellon; her maternal grandmother, Shirley Wilson of Ocala; her maternal grandfather, Edward Peterson of Miami; her paternal grandfather, Willie Smith of Gainesville; and several brothers and sisters.
Arrangements by Smith's Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

James Kary Wellere

James Kary Wellere of Chicago died Saturday after a short illness. He was 53.
Mr. Wellere was born in Chicago. He lived in Gainesville for about three years before moving back to Chicago in 2004.
He was a brick mason. He was a member of the Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Wellere of Chicago; sons James Wellere, Reginald Wellere and Anthony Wellere, all of Chicago; a daughter, LaTonya Singston of Chicago; sisters Bettye Jennings of Gainesville, Elnora McClendon, Janice West, Dorothy Wellere and Cheryl Wellere, all of Chicago; brothers Rudolph Baker and Gerald Wellere, both of Chicago, and Lorenzo Baker of Minnesota; a nephew, state Rep. Ed Jennings Jr. of Gainesville; and 21 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Robert White Jr.

Robert White Jr. of Lake Butler died Monday. He was 59.
Mr. White was born in Fort White and lived most of his life in the area.
He was a pulpwood laborer. Survivors include a daughter, Cathy White of Lake City; a son, Robert White of Lake City; brothers Freeman White of El Paso, Texas, Leonard White and Jasper White, both of Lake Butler, and Delron White of Alachua; sisters the Rev. Georgia Edwards, Lizzie Wilson and Ester M. Holmes, all of Lake Butler; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Smith's Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

Sylvester Philip Wineman Jr.

Sylvester Philip Wineman Jr. of Melrose died Saturday in Sarasota. He was 94.
Mr. Wineman was born in Midway, Ala. He worked for the city of Jacksonville for 29 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Annie Wineman.
Survivors include daughters Phyllis W. Ratz of Fruitland Park and Sandra W. Altman of Sarasota; friend and caregiver Phyllis Mossburg of Melrose; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Keystone Heights.

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