July 1, 2006


Published: Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.

Bennett Keith Carpenter

  • Bennett Keith Carpenter of Gainesville died Thursday of mesothelioma at his home. He was 59.
    Mr. Carpenter was born in Jacksonville and moved to Gainesville 19 years ago. He was a Bachelor's Science Registered Nurse (BSRN) and a charge nurse at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida's Burn Intensive Care Unit. He was also a graduate engineer from Virginia Tech University. He was an avid sailor, kayaker and scuba diver.
    Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Ronnie Carpenter of Gainesville; son, Bill Carpenter of Morrisville, N.C.; daughter, Tiffany McGee of Portland, Ore.; brothers Roger Carpenter and Steve Carpenter both of Jacksonville; sister, Renee Gaddy of Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
    Arrangements by A Direct Cremations Inc.

    Richard Grant

  • Richard Grant of Gainesville died Wednesday. He was 74.
    Mr. Grant was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Gainesville in 1989.
    He was the retired owner of Wagon Wheel Dog Grooming.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a Methodist.
    Survivors include his brother, William Grant Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; and his ex-wife Mary Lou Grant of Gainesville.
    Arrangements by the National Cremation Society.

    Irene Featherston Jenks

  • Irene Featherston Jenks of Gainesville died Wednesday at her home. She was 85.
    Mrs. Jenks was born in Rome, Ga., and moved to Gainesville from Ponte Vedra Beach five years ago.
    She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach.
    She is survived by her husband, John T. Jenks; a daughter, Ann Jenks of Gainesville; a brother, Peter Brown of Laurel, Md., and a sister, Julien Fife of Annapolis, Md.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Franklin Andrew Knight

  • Franklin Andrew Knight of Starke died Thursday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 68.
    Mr. Knight was born in Asheville, N.C., and lived in Starke for 35 years. He was self-employed as a tile installer.
    He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force for more than 17 years and was a member of American Legion Post No. 56, where he served as commander for two years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1016 and the Moose Lodge.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include his daughter, Danielle Tucker Warner of Middleburg; sisters Jane Butler of Black Mountain, N.C., and Carolyn Kelly of Asheville; brother Russell Knight of Asheville; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

    Harold Clark McRae

  • Harold Clark "Buddy" McRae of Gainesville died Thursday in the Manor at Gainesville. He was 70.
    Mr. McRae was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a meat cutter.
    He was a Baptist. Survivors include sisters JoAnn Smith of Gainesville and Ann Gano of St. Augustine.
    Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

    Wayne Buchanon Shewey

  • Wayne Buchanon Shewey of Bronson died Friday at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. He was 67.
    Mr. Shewey was born in Orlando. He was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1205.
    He was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Cedar Key United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Joyce Christine Shewey of Bronson; sons Charles Todd Shewey and William Dane Shewey, both of Bronson; brothers David M. Shewey of Bronson, Robert C. Shewey of Ormond Beach and William Shewey of Sacramento, Calif; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland.

    Wesley Warren Williams

  • Wesley Warren Williams of Chiefland died Thursday at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. He was 82.
    Mr. Williams was born in Jonesboro, Ind., and moved to Chiefland from Gulf Hammock in 1975.
    He was a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie. He was retired as a pilot for Pan American Airlines. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force during World War II and Korea. He attended Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland.
    He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Williams of Chiefland; daughters Anne Marie Tallent, Jane Ellen Turner and Carol Sue Davis, all of Chiefland; brothers William Henry Williams of Marion, Ind. and Paul Eugene Williams of Eugene, Ore.; sisters Bernice Bailey of Gas City, Ind., Carolyn Duckwall of Upland, Ind., and Elizabeth Jane Stanley of Central, S.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland.

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