January 28, 2006


Published: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11:23 p.m.

Helen Bradley

  • Helen Bradley of Gainesville died Thursday. She was 91.
    Mrs. Bradley was born in Weston, Ohio. She moved to Gainesville 25 years ago from Nashua, N.H.
    She was the owner of Bradley's Market. She volunteered at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Norman E. Bradley Sr. of Gainesville; daughters Marjorie Bradley of Gainesville, Patricia Gallagher of Mount Vernon, N.H., and Roberta Wells of Nashua; a son, Norman E. Bradley Jr. of Nashua; a sister, Mildred Rammel of Miamisburg, Ohio; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Mary Elizabeth Brown Butler

  • Mary Elizabeth Brown Butler of Lake City died Friday at the Lake City Medical Center of natural causes. She was 89.
    Mrs. Butler was born in Rock Hill, S.C., and lived most of her life in Lake City.
    She was a homemaker. She attended Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and had an associate of arts degree.
    She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Park Butler.
    Survivors include daughters Mary Brown and Betsy Pottle, both of Lake City, and Josephine Dahl of Jacksonville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Lake City.

    Cynthia Dunn Brown

  • Cynthia Dunn Brown of Austin, Texas, died Friday after a long illness. She was 55.
    Mrs. Brown was formerly of Jacksonville. She moved to Austin to live with her sister.
    Local survivors include her son, Joseph Brown of Starke and her former husband, William Brown of Starke.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home in Starke.

    Edna K. Douglas

  • Edna K. Douglas of Morriston died Thursday at the Legacy House in Ocala. She was 84.
    Mrs. Douglas was born in Sylacauga, Ala., and moved to the Williston area in 1980 from Lewisburg, Ky.
    She was an avid reader. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williston.
    Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Edwin L. Douglas of Morriston; a son, Myron E. Douglas of Ocala; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

    Cynthia Nicole Mann

  • Cynthia Nicole "Nikki" Mann of Lake Butler died Wednesday from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Lake Butler. She was 15.
    Nikki was born in Gainesville and lived most of her life in Lake Butler.
    She was a 10th-grade student at Union County High School.
    She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church near Raiford.
    Her grandfather, William Edwin Scott, died shortly after hearing the news of her death.
    Survivors include her father and stepmother, Terry and Barbara Mann of Lake Butler; her mother, Cynthia Elaine Rainwater of Knoxville, Tenn.; a half-brother, Jonathan Warful of Starke; stepbrothers Jonathan Daniel Ford, James Floyd Ford III and Joseph Edwin Ford, all of Lake Butler; a half-sister, Jasmine Warful of Knoxville; and her maternal grandmother, Katie Scott of Hawthorne.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Elizabeth Daphne Mann

  • Elizabeth Daphne Mann of Lake Butler died Wednesday from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Lake Butler. She was 15.
    Elizabeth was born in Jacksonville and lived in Lake Butler most of her life.
    She was an eighth-grade student at Lake Butler Middle School.
    She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church near Raiford.
    Her grandfather, William Edwin Scott, died shortly after hearing the news of her death.
    Survivors include her parents, Terry and Barbara Mann of Lake Butler; stepbrothers Jonathan Daniel Ford, James Floyd Ford III and Joseph Edwin Ford, all of Lake Butler, and Samuel Watkins of Palatka; and her maternal grandmother, Katie Scott of Hawthorne.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Miranda Deanna Finn

  • Miranda Deanna Finn of Hawthorne died Wednesday from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Lake Butler. She was 10.
    Miranda was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of Hawthorne.
    She was a student at Ochwilla Elementary School.
    She was a member of Eden Baptist Church and Ochwilla Baptist Church.
    She died in a crash with her sister, Ashley Lee Keen, and her grandfather, William Edwin Scott, died shortly after hearing the news of her death.
    Survivors include her father, David Brian Finn of Orlando; her mother, Amanda Lee Scott of Hawthorne; her maternal grandmother, Katie Lee Scott of Hawthorne; her paternal grandparents, Percy and Betty Finn of Hawthorne; and her paternal grandmother, Iris Faye Keen of Hawthorne.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

    Heaven Lee Mann

  • Heaven Lee Mann of Lake Butler died Wednesday from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Lake Butler. She was 3.
    Heaven was born in Palatka and lived most of her life in Lake Butler.
    She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church near Raiford.
    Her grandfather, William Edwin Scott, died shortly after hearing the news of her death.
    Survivors include her parents, Terry and Barbara Mann of Lake Butler; her half-sister, Jasmine Bryant of Jacksonville; stepbrothers Jonathan Daniel Ford, James Floyd Ford III and Joseph Edwin Ford, all of Lake Butler; and her maternal grandmother, Katie Scott of Hawthorne.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Johnny Lee Mann

  • Johnny Lee Mann of Lake Butler died Wednesday from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Lake Butler. He was 13.
    Johnny was born in Jacksonville and lived most of his life in Lake Butler.
    He was a sixth-grade student at Lake Butler Middle School.
    He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church near Raiford.
    His grandfather, William Edwin Scott, died shortly after hearing the news of his death.
    Survivors include his parents, Terry and Barbara Mann of Lake Butler; stepbrothers Jonathan Daniel Ford, James Floyd Ford III and Joseph Edwin Ford, all of Lake Butler; a half-brother, Samuel Watkins of Palatka; and his maternal grandmother, Katie Scott of Palatka.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Ashley Lee Keen

  • Ashley Lee Keen of Hawthorne died Wednesday from injuries received in a vehicle accident near Lake Butler. She was 14.
    Ashley was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of Hawthorne.
    She was a student of Hawthorne Middle School.
    She was a member of Eden Baptist Church. She died in a crash with her sister, Miranda Deanna Finn, and her grandfather, William Edwin Scott, died shortly after hearing the news of her death.
    Survivors include her father, Rodney Eric Keen of Hawthorne; her mother, Amanda Lee Scott of Hawthorne; her sister, Kassidy Mindy Keen of Keystone Heights; her paternal grandmother, Iris Faye Keen of Hawthorne; and her maternal grandmother, Katie Lee Scott of Hawthorne.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

    William Edwin Scott

  • William Edwin Scott died Wednesday in Lake Butler. He was 70.
    Mr. Scott was born in Caryville and moved to Hawthorne in 1958 from Gainesville.
    He was a heavy-equipment operator with the Alachua County Road Department.
    He was a member and chairman of the deacon board at Ochwilla Baptist Church.
    He was preceded in death by seven grandchildren killed in a vehicle accident on Wednesday.
    Survivors include his wife, Katie Scott of Hawthorne; daughters Amanda Lee Scott of Hawthorne and Barbara Jean Mann of Lake Butler; sons Richard Allen Clark, William Edwin Scott Jr. and Eric Jerome Scott, all of Hawthorne; brothers Neal Scott, T.D. Scott, Julian Scott and Bruce Scott, all of Starke; a sister, Edwina Willis of Orlando; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Hawthorne.

    Sam Luther Harris

  • Dr. Sam Luther Harris of Earleton died Wednesday at the E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center. He was 76.
    Mr. Harris was born in Fort Lauderdale and moved to Earleton three years ago.
    He was a doctor of optometry in Fort Lauderdale for 40 years.
    He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
    He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the Rotary Club, the Florida and National Optometric Associations, the Broward Optometric Association and Phi Delta Theta.
    He was an Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty Harris of Earleton; daughters Nancy Engstron and Melissa Reiss, both of Fort Lauderdale, and Suzanne Borganelli of Alachua; a brother, Andy Reid of Farragut, Tenn.; sisters Marjorie Schultz of Bellville, Tenn., and Betty Reid of Longwood; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home in Melrose.

    Paul Clifton Hutchins Sr.

  • Paul Clifton "Hutch" Hutchins Sr. of Starke died Thursday at Shands at Starke. He was 79.
    Mr. Hutchins was born in Summerville, Ga. He was raised in a Methodist children's home in Enterprise. He moved to Bradford County after graduating from the University of Florida.
    He was a retired teacher of agriculture and Future Farmers of America in Bradford County.
    He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
    He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Young Hutchins of Starke; daughters Karen James of Fort Lauderdale and Becky Gattis of Apopka; a son, Paul C. Hutchins Jr. of Gainesville; stepdaughters Karen F. Kirby of Jay, Okla., and Alice M. Williams of Titusville; a stepson, Buddy J. Williams of Jay; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
    Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Starke.

    Doris Sowell Kelley

  • Doris Sowell Kelley of Brooker died Thursday after a brief illness. She was 91.
    Mrs. Kelley was born near LaCrosse and lived most of her life in Brooker.
    She retired from Belks Department Store and had also worked at the Brooker Elementary School.
    She taught Sunday school for more than 60 years, sang in the choir and was active in other ways with Brooker Baptist Church.
    She enjoyed cooking for her family. Survivors include daughters Carolyn Dyal of Brooker and Dottie Sue Cranford of Old Town; sons Roswell Kelley, Charles Kelley, Winston Kelley, Lenox Kelley and Jerome Kelley, all of Bronson; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.

    Carmen Nora Lopez

  • Carmen Nora Lopez of Fort White died Wednesday at her home after a long illness. She was 60.
    Mrs. Lopez was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the Fort White area a year and a half ago from Sunrise.
    She was a hospital nurse's aide. She was a member of a Pentecostal church in Alachua.
    Survivors include her husband, Hipolito Lopez of Fort White; her mother, Vita Diaz of Fort White; daughters Carmen Falcon of Boston and Maria Kron Heim of Margate; a son, George Falcon of New York; sisters Juanita Petersen of Palm Coast, Matilda Rosa and Miria Rosa, both of Puerto Rico; brothers Santiago Rosa, Carmelo Rosa and Jose Rosa, all of Puerto Rico, and Juan Rosa and Sorreo Rosa, both of New York; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Branford.

    Donald C. Powers

  • Donald C. Powers of Gainesville died Wednesday at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 67.
    Mr. Powers was born in Clinton, S.C., and moved to Gainesville in the early 1990s.
    He retired from the U.S. Navy and the University of Florida Police Department.
    He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Jane Powers of Gainesville; his mother, Sadie Powers of Gainesville; a daughter, Diana McPherson of Alachua; sons Dean Powers and David Powers, both of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by ICS Cremation in Lake City.
    The Gainesville Sun, January 28, 2006

    Richard Joseph Sheridan

  • Richard Joseph Sheridan of Gainesville died Tuesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 68.
    Mr. Sheridan was born in Sayre, Pa., and moved to Gainesville in 1973.
    He retired from Veterans Affairs in the engineering department.
    He had an associate of arts degree and an associate of science degree.
    He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Blue Lodge in Gainesville. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and a Shriner at the Morocco Temple. He was an avid Notre Dame and Gator fan.
    He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Sheridan of Gainesville; a son, Michael Sheridan of Perkasie, Pa.; a daughter, Lisa McGuire of Moscow, Pa.; a sister, Mary Tatters of Geneva, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

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