January 23, 2006


Published: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 9:59 p.m.

Anne H. Baker

  • Anne H. Baker of Hawthorne died Friday in Gainesville. She was 96.
    Mrs. Baker was born in Monroe, N.C., and moved to Hawthorne from Washington, D.C., 40 years ago. She was a homemaker and a retired teacher.
    She taught bridge and arm chair travel through Santa Fe Community College's community education program. She also taught Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church of Hawthorne, where she was a longtime member.
    She was a longtime member and past president of the American Legion Post 230 Auxiliary in Hawthorne and had a bachelor's degree from Florida State College For Women, which is now Florida State University.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, U.S. Air Force Col. R.B. Baker Jr., and a grandson, R. Brett Baker IV.
    Survivors include her sons, Robert Baker III of Franklin, N.C., and Kendall Lee Baker of Ada, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia Turner of Tampa; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

    Ella Odessa Carmichael-Turlington

  • Ella Odessa Carmichael-Turlington of Mayo died Saturday in Live Oak. She was 91.
    Mrs. Carmichael-Turlington was born in Lafayette County, where she lived her entire life. She was a homemaker.
    She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Mayo.
    Survivors include sons Ray Carmichael of Brewton, Ala., and Edward Carmichael of Tarpon Springs; daughters Myrna Irvin of Mayo and Marilyn Wimberly Revels of Mayo; a step-daughter, Barbara Jean Prine of Mayo; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.

    Albert Stanley Hales

  • Albert Stanley Hales of Hawthorne died suddenly at home Thursday. He was 86.
    Mr. Hales was born in Putnam County and remained a resident of west Putnam and east Alachua counties most of his life.
    He managed the Olde Carraway Landing Fish Camp on Lake Lochloosa.
    Earlier in life, he managed the original Stanley's Liquors in Interlachen and worked in Jacksonville shipyards. He was a member of Orange Lake Baptist Church and an avid fisherman.
    Survivors include his aunt, Alta Matchett, and several cousins.
    Arrangements by Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home and Crematory in Interlachen.

    Christine Cato Kelly

  • Christine "Tena" Cato Kelly of Gainesville died Saturday. She was 93.
    Mrs. Kelly was born in Alachua and was a lifetime resident of Alachua County. She was a homemaker.
    She attended First Baptist Church of Gainesville and enjoyed cooking and mullet fishing. She was a volunteer, counseling young university students to the elderly.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John R. Kelly, who was a director of Gainesville Regional Utilities.
    Survivors include her sons, Kerry M. Kelly of Orlando and Chris P. Kelly of Gainesville; a sister, Maysel C. Seals of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Tam "Sonny" Cato of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.

    Albert Josh McCall

  • Albert Josh "A.J." McCall of Salem died Saturday at home. He was 84.
    Mr. McCall was born in Salem and was a lifelong resident. He owned a cow/calf operation in Taylor County and in Lafayette and Dixie counties.
    He previously worked as a cattleman for Buckeye Cellulose Corp.
    He was a charter member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church and held memberships in the Florida Cattlemen's Association, the Triple Creek Hunting Club, and the Perry Elks Lodge #1851.
    He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    He received numerous awards during his lifetime, including recognition for outstanding service as a county committeeman from the Farmers Home Administration from 1976-79; a water resources conservation award from the Florida Wildlife Federation in 1973; and Outstanding Cattleman of Taylor County in 1980.
    Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia "Deek" Wood McCall of Salem; a daughter, Janet McCall of Perry; a son, Neal McCall of Cross City; brothers Clarence McCall of Jacksonville and Lawrence McCall of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and two grandsons.
    Arrangements by Burns Funeral Home of Perry.

    Michael Eugene Sprague

  • Michael Eugene Sprague of Gainesville died Friday following a sudden illness. He was 48.
    Mr. Sprague was born in Englewood, N.J., and grew up in Warwick, N.Y. He most recently worked at Medical Manager as a computer programmer.
    He did not attend college, but taught himself computer programming.
    He served in the U.S. Army, traveling the world during his service.
    Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Angela Sprague of Gainesville; sons Michael Sprague Jr., Timothy Sprague and Dylan Sprague, all of Gainesville; daughters Samantha Sprague of Gainesville and Suzanna Sprague of Gainesville; his mother, Elsie Sprague of Gainesville; and his sister, Kathleen Lupinski of New York.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Mary L. Viveiros

  • Mary L. Viveiros of Starke died Friday in Gainesville. She was 46.
    Mrs. Viveiros was born in Louisville, Ky., and moved to Starke from Hawthorne 15 years ago. She was a homemaker.
    She worked at the Starke McDonald's for five years and was a Baptist.
    Survivors include her husband, David Viveiros of Starke; daughters Pamela Kuhn of Indiana and Jennifer Kuhn of Alachua; a brother, Ernest Leo Kuhn Jr. of Louisville, Ky.; and a sister, Barbara Jean Kuhn of Louisville, Ky.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

    Milton Marion Widener Sr.

  • Milton Marion Widener Sr. of Campville died Saturday in Gainesville's Veterans Administration Medical Center after a short illness. He was 78.
    Mr. Widener was born in Micanopy and moved to Campville from his hometown 50 years ago. He was a retired exterminator for Webb Pest Control.
    He served in the U.S. Army during the occupation after World War II under Gen. George Patton's command in Germany.
    He was a Baptist, a fan of the University of Florida Gators and the Atlanta Braves, and a fishing and Nascar enthusiast.
    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris Widener of Hawthorne; a daughter, Judith Hogan of Cross Creek; a son, Milton Marion Widener Jr. of Micanopy; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

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