Obituaries 8-9

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Charles Mikell

Charles Franklin Mikell, 79, of Gainesville died July 31, 2012.

He was born Aug. 5, 1932 to Lester and Sarah Mikell in Morriston. 

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He had lived in Gainesville since 1969 moving from Lake City. 

He worked as an insurance salesman for many years. He was a member of the University City Church of Christ in Gainesville. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening; he was an avid Gators fan and enjoyed going to and watching the games. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Mikell; sons, Charles Franklin (Nancy) Mikell Jr., John Steven (Helene) Mikell, Bryan Daniel (Cheryl) Mikell; daughter, Sharon Gayle (Gene) Davis; brother Richard (Lavon) Mikell; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were Aug. 6 at the University City Church of Christ in Gainesville with the Rev. Rich Howell officiating. Burial was at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Gainesville Fisher House or E.T. York Hospice.

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


Mary Ann Delaino 

Mary Ann Delaino, 94, of Cedar Key, died at home Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. 

She was born in Madison Nov. 11, 1917. She graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1937. She later received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Florida.

She taught one year in Lee. She moved to Cedar Key in 1938, where she taught English for 30 years and then worked in the Cedar Key School Library and libraries in several other schools in Levy County. In 1988 the Cedar Key School Library was named in her honor.

She married Bill Delaino, a commercial fisherman, in 1939. She was active in the Cedar Key United Methodist Church as pianist, Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Society. She was a founding member of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club, Historical Society and the Garden Club. She loved traveling, cooking wonderful meals and visiting with friends and family in her home.

She is survived by her two sons,  Bill ( Peggy) Delaino Jr. and Tom (Frances Carroll) Delaino; her brother, Tom ( Shirley) Owens; six grandchildren, Gina (Randy) Stamp, Tommy (Lacy) Delaino, Russell (Bonnie) Delaino, Bill Delaino, E.J. Delaino, Lee Ann (Lisa) Delaino-Burke; seven great- grandchildren, Stefany, Russ, Cole, Will, Grant, T.J. and Lane and an extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Delaino Sr.; her mother, Lyde Moore Owens; father, L. E. Moore; sisters, Hazel Moore Walden and Frances Owens Scruggs; brothers,  Eliot Moore and Jim Owens.

Services were held Aug. 8 at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Key,  followed by interment at the Cedar Key Cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cedar Key Methodist Church, PO Box 338 Cedar Key, Florida 32625.

Online condolences can be made at www.hiers-baxley.com


Paul Fuller Sr.

Paul Ishmeal Fuller Sr., 78, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. 

He was born Jan. 16, 1934 in Winchester, Ky. to Jessie Griffin Fuller and Cora Harris Fuller. He moved to Trenton in 1985 from Mt. Olivet, Ky. He retired from the Gilchrist County Road Department as a mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Chancey Fuller of Trenton;  seven daughters, Darlene, Peggy and Regina all of Kentucky, Connie Holland and Cindy Earlywine both of Kentucky, Paula Rollison and Tracey Vanlandingham both of Trenton; two sons,  Paul I. Fuller Jr. of Kentucky and Richard Lee Fuller of Trenton; a sister, Louis Caywood of Kentucky; a brother, Bob Fuller of Kentucky; several grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.

For online condolences or to sign the guest book, visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com.

Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home,Trenton.


 Stella Smelley Trimm 

Stella Smelley Trimm, 94, of Archer died July 31, 2012. 

She was born April 4, 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to Stephen and Alma Smelly. 

She moved to Gainesville in 1950 from Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Archer. She was an Eastern Star Lifetime Member and past Matron of Gainesville Chapter 44. She was a former Youth Sunday School teacher, she worked with many mission organizations. She enjoyed working puzzles, traveling, her family and getting pedicures. She loved to cook and enjoyed the Atlanta Braves and the Gators. 

She is survived by her sons, Edward J. “Buster” (Brenda) Trimm, Jimmy (Margaret) Trimm; daughter, Sonja Simmons; brother, Jerry (June) Smelley; sister, Lola Powel; stepson, Norris Trimm; step-brother, Joe Ellis Gray; step-sister, Loujean Montgomery; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Trimm; daughter, Alma Kate Trimm; son, Joe Trimm and numerous siblings.

A funeral service was held  Aug. 3 with the Rev. Paul Coleman officiating. Interment followed at Forest Meadows-East Cemetery in Gainesville. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mission Fund at First Baptist Church of Archer P.O. Box 248 Archer, FL 32618 or the Children’s Shriner’s Hospital 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

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


Billy Williams Jr.

Billy Williams Jr., 60, of Williston died Aug. 1, 2012. 

He was born Feb. 29, 1952 in New Brunswick, N.J. to Billy Sr. and Irene Williams.

 He served in the United State Marines. He worked as a truck driver most of his life. He was of the Catholic faith. He moved to Williston 12 years ago from Tampa. 

He was a member of the V.F.W, AMVETS and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing pool, cards, going to clubs, fishing, hunting, being outdoors and tinkering with engines and old cars. 

He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Hilda Cora; daughter, Michelle Fisher of New Jersey; a grandson and a host of friends. 

The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.