March 1, 2006


Published: Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 8:26 p.m.

Bernadine Axt

  • Bernadine Axt of Gainesville died Monday after an extended illness. She was 83.
    Mrs. Axt was born in Newark, N.J. She moved to Gainesville two years ago from Delray Beach. She lived at Rose Court in The Village in Gainesville.
    She worked as a medical secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Morton Axt.
    Survivors include sons Michael Axt of Denver and Jeffrey Axt of Woodbridge, Conn.; and a daughter, Bhakti Cohen of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by ICS Cremation in Lake City.

    Dorothy May Collins

  • Dorothy May Collins of Gainesville died Sunday. She was 90.
    Mrs. Collins was born in Brighton, Mass. She moved to Gainesville 30 years ago from Hollywood, Fla.
    She was a retired butcher's assistant for the grocery store Food Fair.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, George Collins.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Johnson of Mooresville, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Blanche Milton Guynn

  • Blanche Milton Guynn of Live Oak died Monday in Lutz. She was 87.
    Mrs. Guynn was born in Trenton and moved to Live Oak in 1991 from Gainesville.
    She worked for the clerk of the circuit court in Alachua County for 25 years.
    She was a member of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Live Oak.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mary Joyner of Tampa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home in Live Oak.

    Elisha John Hogg

  • Elisha John Hogg of High Springs died Saturday. He was 24.
    Mr. Hogg was born in Gainesville and he was a lifelong resident of High Springs.
    He was self-employed. Survivors include his father, Russell Hogg of High Springs; his mother, Trenda Hogg of High Springs; a daughter, Kameron Renee Hogg of High Springs; sons Elisha Brandon Hogg and Matthew John Hogg, both of High Springs; brothers Russell Hogg Jr. of Oldsmar and Anthony Wayne Hogg of High Springs; sisters Reta Ann Hogg of Winter Springs, Lisa Smith of Fort White, Joanna Carroll and Rachelle Hogg, both of High Springs; his maternal grandparents, Sam Owens and Shirley Hogg, both of Green Cove Springs; and his paternal grandparents, Corinne and Larry Taylor of High Springs.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Oral Garland Lee

  • Oral Garland Lee of Old Town died Monday. He was 75.
    Mr. Lee was born in Gandeeville, W.Va., and moved to Old Town 25 years ago from Detroit.
    He retired from Cadillac Motor Co. after 30 years.
    He enjoyed woodworking, camping and bluegrass music.
    Survivors include his wife, Dolores Lee of Old Town; a son, Michael Lee of Gandeeville; daughters Sharon Lee Tignor of Charleston, W.Va., Cassandra Provo of Cooks, Mich., and Candase Tuttle of Canton, Mich.; brothers Carl Lee of Speed, W.Va., and Elmer Lee of Lincoln Park, Mich.; sisters Ruby Brannon of Spencer, W.Va., and Violet Weaver of Liberty, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Murl J. Lucas

  • Murl J. Lucas of Earleton died Friday at his home. He was 86.
    Mr. Lucas was born in Little Rock, Ark., and moved to Earleton in 1982 from Gainesville.
    He retired from the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was an electrician and retired from I.B.E.W. 1205.
    He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldo, the Waldo Masonic Lodge 10, Waldo Chapter 120 Order of the Eastern Star, the National Sojourners, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, River City Forest 198, Knight Mason Gateway Council 51, and he was past president of the Masters and Wardens for Masonic District 14 and the Alachua County Scottish Rite Club.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Lucas.
    Survivors include daughters Carolyn "Susie" Jamerson of Earleton and Linda Hook of Hawthorne; sons John Lucas of Edgewater and Harold Lucas of Norcross, Ga.; six grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Helen C. Weaver

  • Helen C. Weaver of Gainesville died Sunday at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care. She was 87.
    Mrs. Weaver was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She was a retired bookstore clerk. Survivors include a son, John Wooding of Gainesville; daughters Marcie Caro of Lynchburg, Va., and Gail Wooding of Buffalo, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Eva Dorothy Wilson

  • Eva Dorothy Wilson of Redington Shores died Saturday at the Woodlands Care Center in Gainesville. She was 90.
    Mrs. Wilson was born in Toronto. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1955 from Montreal.
    She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg. She was also a member of the St. Petersburg Sinawik Club and the Christian Women's Club of St. Petersburg.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, John James "Jack" Wilson.
    Survivors include daughters Beverley Knowlton of San Francisco and Donna Joy Cooper of Gainesville; sisters Olivia Brudenell of Toronto and Joy Robbins of Seminole; and four grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home in Gainesville.

    Dona Alice Woelfle

  • Dona Alice Woelfle of Chiefland died Sunday at Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton. She was 96.
    Mrs. Woelfle was born in Naylor, Mo., and lived in Bloomington, Ill. before moving to Stuart in 1961. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Stuart.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin J. Woelfle.
    Survivors include her daughter, Donna J. Quigg of Chiefland; brothers Roy Athey of North Palm Beach; Dale Athey of Mapleton, Ill.; a sister, Marilyn Weise of Stuart; and two great-granddaughters.
    Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

    Ottis Wynn

  • Ottis Wynn of Mayo died Saturday at his home. He was 62.
    Mr. Wynn was a lifelong resident of Mayo.
    He worked as a construction heavy-equipment operator.
    He was a member of the Church of Christ of Mayo.
    Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Bobbie Beckham Wynn of Mayo; a son, Robert O. Wynn of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, Larry Wynn of Perry; sisters Thelma Pitzer of Orange Park, Edith Hamlin of Mayo and Doris Jo Wynn of Branford; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Mayo.

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