January 31, 2006


Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11:19 p.m.

Emily Tuckerman Allen Jr.

Emily Tuckerman Allen Jr. of Melrose died Wednesday near Macas, Ecuador, in the Amazon from a heart attack. She was 62.
Ms. Allen was born in Boston and had lived as an expatriate and teacher in several countries, including Afghanistan, Mexico, China and Tibet. She was known as "Tuck" and "Tara."
She attended Antioch College in Ohio. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She also graduated from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., with a master's degree in education. She was a skilled linguist who spoke Spanish, Farsi, Chinese and Tibetan. She believed in ancient and natural healing, which brought her to the Amazon to heal her cancer.
Survivors include her partner, Michael Heaston of Melrose; a sister, Rosamond W. Allen of Damariscotta, Maine, and Vero Beach; and a brother, Dr. F. Towne Allen of Center Port, N.Y.

Karen Rebecca Blake

Karen Rebecca Blake of Gainesville died of complications related to multiple sclerosis on Dec. 26 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was 38.
Ms. Blake was born in Long Island, N.Y., and moved to Gainesville as a graduate student. She received a B.A. degree in Spanish and a B.S. degree in mathematics and chemistry from Westhampton College at the University of Richmond in Virginia.
She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy.
Ms. Blake was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Survivors include her father, Kenneth Williamson of Hauppauge, N.Y.; a sister, Kristen Jacobsen of Moorpark, Calif.; and a brother, David Williamson of Knob Noster, Mo.
Arrangements by Direct Cremations.

Daniel Joseph Carlucci

Daniel Joseph Carlucci of Lake City died Friday following a vehicular crash. He was 49.
Mr. Carlucci was born in Upper Darby, Pa., and moved to Lake City five years ago. He was an auto body painter for many years.
He enjoyed car racing, especially "dragsters."
Survivors include sons Daniel Joseph Carlucci Jr. of Lake City, Nicholas Carlucci of Greenville, Christopher Carlucci of Mayo, Peter Carlucci of Mayo and Andrew Carlucci of Mayo; his mother, Betty Mazzola of Vista, Calif.; his sister, JoAnn Wilson of Vista, Calif.; and his companion, Crystal Eichenberg of Lake City.
Arrangements by Dees Family Funeral Home in Lake City.

Anthony Carrero

Anthony Carrero of Gainesville died Sunday at Gainesville Health Care Center. He was 81.
Mr. Carrero was born in Miami and moved to Gainesville from Miami in 1970. He was the owner and operator of Harmon's Photo Center which he started in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an avid scuba diver and enjoyed global travel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Carrero.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Puckett of Gainesville; brothers Danny Carrero of Miami and Art Carrero of Key Largo; a sister, Leda Mae Carrero of High springs; and one grandchild.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

Julia A. Clougherty

Julia A. Clougherty of Gainesville died Saturday at Alterra Clare Bridge. She was 79.
Miss Clougherty was born in Clinton, Mass., and came here from Glastonbury, Conn., eight years ago.
She was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of Holy Faith Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Markowitz of Gainesville, and brother, John Clougherty of Clinton.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

William Andrew Coates

William Andrew Coates of Largo died Saturday following a sudden illness at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was 60.
Mr. Coates was born in Hornell, N.Y., then spent most of his life in the nearby town of Addison. In 1999, he moved to Largo. He was a retired gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He served in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and playing and watching sports including baseball, basketball and soccer.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Connie Coates of Largo; sons William Andrew Coates Jr. of Addison, and Shawn Carlton Coates of Largo; a daughter, Angela Marie Coates of Largo; sisters Mary Coates of Largo, Leona English of Addison and Carol Garrahan of Gainesville; brothers David Coates of Supply, N.C., James Cook of Addison, Ronald Cook of Avoca, N.Y., and Leo Cook of Addison; his stepfather, Leo Guy Cook of Addison, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

William E. Ferguson

William E. Ferguson of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 85.
Mr. Ferguson was born in Jackson, Miss., and came to the Gainesville Health Care Center from Orange City in 2005. He was a retired test area foreman for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in West Palm Beach.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Deltona. He was a Presbyterian.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen Ferguson, in April of last year.
Survivors include his son, William S. Ferguson of High Springs; a daughter, Cathy Davis of Searcy, Ark.; four granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society.

Paul Johns

Paul Johns of Live Oak died Sunday in Suwannee Health Care Center in Live Oak after a short illness. He was 82.
A native of Suwannee County, Mr. Johns was a farmer. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and worked for 15 years for the Selective Service in Suwannee County. He also worked for the Suwannee County School Board for three years. He was a member of Marybelle Baptist Church in Live Oak.
Mr. Johns was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Johns.
Survivors include daughters Mary Alice Dennis of Jonesville, Paula Johns of Gainesville, Melinda Ledford of Live Oak and Margaret Pate of Palm Coast; a sister, Faye Ramsey of Homestead; brothers Theron Johns of Carlsbad, Calif., Horry Johns of Sebastian and John Henry Johns of Homestead; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Daniels Funeral Home in Live Oak.

Mabel Corbin Lewis

Mabel Corbin Lewis of Winter Haven died Friday at Tandem Health Care in Winter Haven. She was 98.
Ms. Lewis was born in Huntingdon, Pa., and moved to Lake Alfred from Gainesville 25 years ago. She was a retired sales representative with Wilson's Department Store.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred. She founded and ran the food pantry and clothes closet at the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville and the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond D. Lewis.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Virginia S. Lewis of Gainesville and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Eula M. Sapp

Eula M. Sapp of Williston died Sunday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 94.
Mrs. Sapp was born in Grove Hill, Ala., and lived in Williston most of her life. She was a member of the Williston Church of God. She enjoyed embroidery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Slater Sapp; a daughter, Jessie Ray Hughes; a son, Carlos Sapp; and a grandson, Jeffery Strickland.
Survivors include a son, Wilbur Sapp of Floresville, Texas; daughters Alice Faye McDavid of Williston and Carolyn Thomas of Branford; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.

Beatrice Butler Singletary

Beatrice Butler Singletary of Gainesville died Saturday at her home. She was 91.
Mrs. Singletary was born in Tifton, Ga., and moved to Gainesville from Jacksonville five years ago.
She was a retired secretary and a home decorator. She enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Japonica Garden Circle. She also was a member of the Arlington Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Survivors include her husband, J.H. Singletary of Gainesville; a daughter, Dara Singletary Marino of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Virginia Laurel Wicks

Virginia Laurel Wicks of Gainesville died Monday at University Place Care & Rehab. She was 76.
Born in Queens, N.Y., Mrs. Wicks moved to Gainesville from Long Island, N.Y., in 1993. She was a retired department store record keeper in Long Island.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wicks.
Survivors include daughters Virginia Harvey, Carol Edwards and Diane Thomas, all of Gainesville; a sister, Constance Imbert of Amityville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

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