Obituaries 7-12-12

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Ed Grieves Jr.

Edgar ‘Ed’ Grieves Jr., 75, of Trenton died July 3, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chiefland. 

He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Edgar L. and Erma (Whiting) Grieves Sr. He served his country in the U.S. Army.  He spent about 50 years upholstering furniture, training his son and passing the business onto him.  He enjoyed cars, collecting coins, going to flea markets and eBay.  

He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Sinkhorn of Chiefland and Kimberley Grieves of Archer; sons, Edgar (Theresa) Grieves,III of Trenton and Shawn (Ursula) Grieves of Chiefland; brothers, Byron Grieves of Pennsylvania; Vernon Grieves of Tennesse, Kenny Grieves of Florida; sister, Naomi Alday of Georgia; grandchildren, Amanda, Shae, Amye, Clayton, Jordan, Preston, Sarah, David Scott, Brittany, Stephanie, Ashley, Breann,  Kerrisa and Connor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Sr. and Erma and brothers,  Ronnie and Bobby Grieves.

Services were held July 5 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland. 


Kenneth Hayes

Kenneth C. Hayes, 84, of Chiefland, died July 5, 2012 at the Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chiefland.  

He was born in Cross Plains, Tenn. to Wilford C. and Lucy Ella (Copeland) Hayes. 

In 2005 he moved from North Dixie County to Chiefland.  He was a computer programmer analyst for Hillsborough County.

He is survived by his sons and their wives, Richard Kenneth Hayes of St. Petersburg, James Walter and Sylvia Hayes of Chiefland, Jeffrey Wilford and Karla Hayes of Clearwater and Joseph Bryant and Judi Hayes of Starke; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Hayes and son, Quentin Charles Hayes.

Memorial services were held July 8 at Hardeetown Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Keisler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program, P.O. Box 405, Chiefland, FL 32644.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland. 


Charley Kilmon

Charley Leonard Kilmon, 81, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at his home.  

He was born  Dec.19, 1930 to George and Sophia Kilmon in Virginia. 

 He moved to this area in 1991 coming from Conway, S.C.  He worked as a tug boat chief engineer in the Merchant Marines and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and gardening.  

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rosemarie; his sons, Lenny and Scott; his daughters, Tracey, Mary Jane and Coralea; his sister, Margaret Self; many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. 

On line condolences may be sent at www.knaufffuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston. 


Ronald Logan

Ronald Dean Logan, 48, of Ocala died June 30, 2012 in Tampa. 

 He was born in Champaign, Ill. and came to Florida in 1984.  He was employed by Dan’s Custom Carts in Williston as a delivery driver.  He was an avid golfer.  

Survivors include mother, Sylvia Benson of Tampa; father, John (Betty) Logan of Urbana, Ill.;brothers, Devon (Carrie) Logan of Lutz and Shannon Logan of Urbana, Ill.; sisters, Becky Logan of Clinton, Ill.,  Cheryl (John) Redden-Golden of Tampa, Sara Glenn  and Mary Ridinger, both of St Joseph, Ill.; nephews, Dylan Logan of Lutz and Gavin Redden of Tampa; niece,  Jenni Chance of New Port Richey.  

A memorial service was held in Williston, July 7.


Bill Mize

Wilbur ‘Bill’ Mize, 88, of Trenton, died July 7, 2012 at Clare Bridge Assisted Living in Gainesville.  

He was born in Staten Island, N.Y. June 1, 1924 to William and Emma (Stevens) Mize and moved to this area from Maryland in 1982.  

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the American Legion.  He retired from the U.S. Army, serving his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his sons, Ken Mize of Trenton and Tom (Susan) Mize Thurmont,of Maryland and his two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jo Mize.

A visitation and gathering will be Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until noon at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland, followed by burial at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland. 


Bill Richner

William Eugene “Bill” Richner, 93,   died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Sunflower Springs Assisted Living in Homosassa.

He was born Oct.18, 1918 to Frank and Hazel Delay Richner in Danville, Ill.  

He met Mary Margaret Bills, his future wife and the mother of their three children, in the fourth grade at Garfield Elementary School after she moved from Springfield, Ill., to Danville. 

 After graduating from Danville High School, he attended the University of Illinois, rooming his freshman year with his older brother, George, and graduating in 1940 with a BS in Business and Accounting.  In 1952 he earned his JD from John Marshall Law School and passed the Illinois Bar Exam.

He and his wife were married in Danville Aug. 30, 1940, and moved to Chicago, where he started a career in the folding carton industry that spanned the next 37 years.  

During World War II,  he served as a lieutenant in the Naval Supply Corps on the LST 1043 in the Pacific.  After the war, the family settled in La Grange Park, Ill. He retired in 1977 in order to devote his life to taking care of his wife who suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s. The couple relocated to Newnan, Ga. where he assisted his son-in-law in the lumber supply business.

After his wife’s death, he married Abbye Jean (Rodgers) Richner, and they shared more than 23 years of loving marriage.  They made their home in Homosassa. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Homosassa. 

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Carol (Chuck) Liedtke of Shorewood, Ill.,  Mary Ann (Doug) Campbell of Newnan, Ga.; son, Bill (Joan) of Middleton, Wis.; grandchildren, Matt (Teresa) Pasquarella of Maple Grove, Minn., Lynne (Kassius) Benson of Plymouth, Minn., Joanne (James) Tidwell of Malvern, Pa., Mike Campbell of Atlanta, Mark (Evie) Richner of Gainesville, Tom Richner of Madison, Wis. and great-grandchildren, Nicole and Monica Benson and Lily and Emma Tidwell;  stepsons, Carl (Beth) Fisher and their daughters, Elise and Sarah, of Gainesville and Curtis (Mona) Fisher of Brooksville; sister-in-law, Frances Bledsoe of Seattle, nieces, Trina (Ted) Lawson of New York, Joyce (Steve) Black of Topeka, Kan., Melinda (Lee) Gaskill of Houston,and nephews Bob (Karen) Bills of Chicago, Tom (Lorry) Bills of Jacksonville, Ill., Rupert (Kathleen) Bledsoe of Seattle and David (Renee) Bledsoe of Seattle. 

He was preceded in death by Margaret, his parents, brother, George, sister, Katie and infant brother, Raymond.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Citrus County or the First Methodist Church of Homosassa.

Memorial services were held at the First Methodist Church of Homosassa July 8and at Central Christian Church in Danville, Ill., at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27.