• John Robert Pendlebury III

    John Robert Pendlebury III, 55, died Friday, July 10, 2009 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.

    Born in Miami, he moved to Chiefland from Davie in 1994. He worked for Coleman’s Plumbing. He enjoyed fishing and collecting Star Trek memorabilia.

    He is survived by his wife Phyllis Pendlebury of Chiefland; son John Pendlebury of Chiefland; daughter Pamela Pendlebury of Chiefland; brothers William, James and Ronald Pendlebury and sister Sherry Pendlebury.

  • Kellie Nichole Taylor

    Kellie Nichole Taylor, 21, died from a sudden illness Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at The Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages.

    She was born to Bobby and Debra Taylor Jan. 5, 1988 in Gainesville and she lived most of her life in Bronson.

    She enjoyed going to clubs where she could sing and dance. She also loved the beach–it was one of her favorite places to go.

  • Virginia Bryan Williams

    Virginia Bryan Williams, 85, died at her home in Archer Thursday, July 9, 2009, surrounded by her family.

    A lifelong resident of Archer, she was born July 11, 1923, to Allie and Samuel Bryan.

  • James Earl Wilson

    James Earl Wilson, 54, of Chiefland died July 2, 2009.

    He was born June 8, 1955 in Linesville, Pa. to Frank and  Sue Wilson. He worked as a laborer most of his life.

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


  • James Martin Neal

    James Martin Neal, “Old Man”, 76, died Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the Ocala Regional West Marion Medical Center in Ocala following a sudden illness.

    He was a lifetime resident of Williston. He owned and operated J&J Heavy Equipment Repair. He worked with Ring Power and V.E.W. for many years.

  • Anita Louisa Trops

    Anita Louisa Trops, 73, of Old Town, died July 1, 2009.

    She was born Dec. 27, 1935 in Santiago, Chile to Ricardo and Rosa Bustos. She was a homemaker as well as working at different jobs.

    She was of the Catholic faith. She moved to Old Town in 2003 from New Port Richey. She loved to cook for family and friends.

    She is survived by her husband Ivars G. Trops; daughter Rosana Liberti; brother Ricardo Bustos; sisters Christina Urquijo, Flabia Giblin and three grandchildren.

    A memorial service was held July 4 at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.

  • Lester “Les” P. Jones

    TRENTON–Lester “Les” P. Jones of Trenton died May 30, 2009 at his home.

    Born in Britton, S.Dak., he moved to this area from Riverview in 1984.

    He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired after 30 years as a sheet metal worker and supervisor from Riley Construction. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church in Trenton, was member of Masonic Lodge #46, a Shriner with Suwannee River Shrine Club and a member of Eastern Star #251. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading and his grandchildren.

  • Mary A. McIntosh

    BRONSON-Mary A. McIntosh, 69, of Fairborn, Ohio and formerly of Bronson, died Monday, June 1, 2009.

    She was born in Sodus, N.Y. Aug. 12, 1939, the daughter of Lee W. and Annabelle (Keith) Kinard.

    She retired from the U.S. Postal Service following 20 years of service. She was an active member of Bronson United Methodist Church. She volunteered with the SHARE Program and loved doing crafts and playing bingo.

  • Mary Ann Litzelman

    CHIEFLAND–Mary Ann Litzelman, 65, of Chiefland died in Gainesville June 14, 2009. She was born in Williamsport, Pa. to the late Edgar and Mary Levengood. She had been employed at Bar-B-Q Bill’s in Chiefland as a waitress and hostess until her retirement.

  • Dale Wesley Colson

    Dale Wesley Colson, 63, of Belleview died June 22, 2009.

    He was born Nov. 22, 1945 in Williston to Joe Anderson and Geneiva Colson.

    Born and reared in Levy County, he moved to Marion County in 1987. He owned and operated Colson Septic and Pine Rock Mobile Home Village. He enjoyed restoring old cars. He raced at Bronson Motor Speedway and worked as a subcontractor for the last 25 years.