Jacob Henry “Jake” Bolden, 88, of Old Town died June 30, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland.
He was a retired auto worker, who enjoyed fishing, watching baseball, especially the Cardinals. He was a member of the Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town, Florida. He served his county well during WWII in the U.S. Army.
He was married in 1944 to Opal Compton Bolden of Old Town, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jacob Larry Bolden of Old Town and James (Serena) Bolden of Pevely, Mo.; a daughter, Pat (Rick) Stevenson of Old Town; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were July 3 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Bobby Lindsey officiating. Burial was at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
In lieu of flowers, family would like expressions of sympathy to be sent to Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town, Florida.
Online condolences can be made at www.hiers-baxley.com
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.
Chuck Brown, 54, of Gainesville died Friday, June 29, 2012.
Born in Eastman, Ga., Dec. 2, 1957, he was reared in Williston. He lived in Gainesville the past 31 years.
He was in landscaping and spent the last 10 as an arborist.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Brown of Newberry; sons, Mitchell Brown of Gainesville and Jordan (Rachel) Brown ; grandson, Barrett Brown of Williston; daughter, Haylee Brown of Newberry; sister, Cindy Brown Heusel and her family of Lawrenceville, Ga.; in-laws, Joe and Lois Crane of Williston; sisters-in-laws, Julie Crane Jones and Linda Crane Parrish and brother of another mother, Byron Hill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Henry Brown, and mother, Faye West Brown of Eastman, Ga.
Arrangements will be made for the gathering of friends and family to celebrate his life at a later date.
Visit www.gainesville.com to post your comments to his family under the Charles Lanier Brown obituary page.
Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, Gainesville.
Joan Webb Pryor, 80, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
She was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Jacksonville to John Webb and Odessa Lancaster Webb.
She moved to Old Town in 1998 from Dade City. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the President of the Florida Federation Garden Club since 1962.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Drew Pryor.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane (Johnny) Rouse of Orlando and Sue Kerslake of Old Town; a sister, Diana (D.Ray) Harrison of Trenton; six grandchildren, Roxanne Berg, Emily Rouse, Johanna Rouse, David Pryor, Gwen Pryor and Rachel Pryor and eight great-grandchildren, Shawn Berg, Joshua Berg, Kaitlyn Berg, Jackson Berg, Annabell Pryor, Ryan Kerslake, Liam Kerslak and Justin Fields.
Graveside services were held July 1 at Old McCrabb Cemetery with Brother Steve Beach officiating.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, was in charge of arrangements.