Deborah Ann Braxton Costa, 54, of Bronson died July 21, 2012.
She was born Sept. 21, 1957 to Jon and Glenda Braxton in Phoenix, Ariz.
She graduated from Bronson High School in 1975 and received a business degree from Florida International University. She worked for the Bronson School System for over 15 years.
She was an avid reader whose books often overran her room. She enjoyed volunteering.
Survivors include her parents, John H. Braxton of Westville and Glenda Braxton of Bronson; her children ,Cara Costa of Jacksonville, Tony Costa of Bronson and Paige Costa of Orlando; her sister, Beckie Dowling of Bronson and her brother, John H. Braxton Jr. of Westville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Bronson Elementary School in her name.
Funeral services were held July 24.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.
C.L. Goodson Jr.
Clifton Lee (C.L.) Goodson Jr., 82, of Old Town died surrounded by his family at Cross City Rehab after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Goodson, a lifetime resident of Dixie County, was a Christian by faith and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the American Legion. He served his country in the United States Army spending six years in Europe.
After leaving the Army he began his electrical career, building electrical transmission lines all over the state of Florida and even spending two years in Saudi Arabia building transmission lines. After retiring, he enjoyed ranching, farming, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his grandson, Clifton L. (Lee) Goodson IV of Old Town; caregivers, Eddie and Eloise Parrott and a host of other nieces and nephews that helped care for him during his illness.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Clifton L. Goodson III and his parents, Clifton Sr. and Ida Goodson.
Funeral services were held July 22 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Richardson and the Rev. L. E. Ward officiating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.
Anthony “Tony” Heaton, 52, of Chiefland, died July 22, 2012 at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland after an 18-month battle with Stage IV cancer.
He was born July 6, 1960 at Laon AFB, France. He served our country in the U.S.Air Force. After completing his tour of duty he became an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and an avid golfer.
He is survived by his father, Sherman L. (Pat) Heaton ; sister, Janet (Ray) Berthiaume; brothers, Dean (Debbie) Heaton and Michael (Pia) Heaton; children, Sandra, Marc, Anthony, Kristina and Josh, grandson, Jayden and many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his former spouse, Sue Heaton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Heaton and son, Shane Heaton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Chiefland Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven Hospice.
Eugene William Kohler, 79, of Chiefland, died July 16, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center.
He was a retired machinist in the farm equipment industry. He moved to Chiefland from Nebraska many years ago and enjoyed gardening, fishing and tinkering in his work shop. He loved to play the guitar.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Cox Kohler of Chiefland; two daughters, Donna (Mike) Schutt of Tekamah, Neb., Sandra Stricklett of Blair, Neb.; a son, Donald Kohler of Tampa; a brother, Phillip Kohler of Chiefland; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Kohler and Dora Orr; sisters, Jackie and Nancy and a brother, David Kohler.
There will be no local services and burial will take place in Nebraska.
Online condolences can be made at www.hiers-baxley.com
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.
William “Earl” Lawson, 87, died July 11, 2012 at the Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton.
He moved to Trenton in 2011 from Morgantown, W. Va. He was a native of Bridgeport, W. Va. and was a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
He worked for 36 years for Algonquin Natural Gas Transmission Co. in Boston, Mass. He and his family lived in Framingham, Mass. for 22 years where he was a member and sat on the board of Park Street Baptist Church. He was also a Scout Master of the Boy Scouts of America for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Margaret, who lives with their daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Richard Martin of Chiefland; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Teri Lawson of Wareham, Mass.;grandchildren, Elizabeth Martin of South Charleston, W. Va., Joseph Martin of Stillwell, Okla., Andrea Lawson of Fitchburg, Mass. and Shelby Kay of Milford, Mass.; a great-granddaughter, Emily Rose and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Kitty Rollins and Jean Gore.
There will be no funeral but a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Online condolences can be made at www.knaufffuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.
William Howard Prince, 85, of Gainesville died Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Williston.
He moved to Williston two years ago from Citra. He was of the Protestant faith. He served our country in the United States Navy fighting in World War II during the occupation of Japan. He served on the USS Franklin and USS Hornet. His occupation during his military career was a fireman. He was also shot by friendly fire while serving, after serving he worked as a forklift driver for United Steel.
He enjoyed CB radios, going to movies, watching television, riding motorcycles, auto racing and wrestling along with spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by sons, Charles (Ruth) Prince and Gene (Susan) Prince; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; sister, Charlon (Virgle) Settle.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Anita Prince, who died in 1992.
A memorial service was held July 24 at Knauff Funeral Home Williston Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gainesville Fisher House: 5106 Northwest 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32605.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.
Clarence Williams III
E-4 Spc. Clarence Williams III was killed in Afghanistan Sunday, July 8, 2012, while serving his country as a military police officer.
He was a 2008 graduate of Hernando High School and enlisted in the Army in March 2009.
Survivors include parents, Clarence Williams Jr. and Talisa Patterson Williams, both of Brooksville; sisters, Samantha Williams and Abrill (Terrell) Edwards of Orlando; grandparents, Cora Mitchell and Chester Mitchell; aunts and uncles, Chester Mitchell of Orange Lake; Betty Herring, Bernice Jenkins, Frank Booker, Alphonso (Daphina) Williams; Junita Dukes, Shirley (Michael) Roberts, Carla Woods, Carlette (Keith) Gordon, Barbara (Fondale) Evans and Cecil (Ethol) Jamerson, all of Orange Lake; Mytrice (Marvin) Johnson of Daytona Beach; Carlene (Curtis) Crawford of Ocala and host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Service of love and memories was held July 21 at Living Waters Worship Center, Ocala.
Online condolences may be left at www.carnegiefuneralhome.com.
Services were under the direction of Carnegie Funeral Home, Chiefland.