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Obituaries

  • Obituaries 9-22

    Joyce Coones
    CHIEFLAND–Joyce Coones, 88, of Chiefland, died Sept. 13, 2011 at Williston Rehab and Nursing in Williston.
    She was born in Otter Creek Oct. 10, 1922 to James and Iona Sheppard and spent her life in this area.  She was a homemaker  and also worked as a restaurant cook and was a member of the Chiefland Church of Christ.
    She is survived by her sons, Albert Junior (Jane) Moody of Trenton and Fred (Ann) Moody of Chiefland; her sister, Marie Jordon of Gainesville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

  • Obituaries 9-15

    Josephine Amon
    ARCHER–Josephine Rita Veronica Amon,  89, of Archer died Sept. 4, 2011 in Indiana.
     She was born June 18, 1922 in New York City to Gearhardt and Harriet VonZangenberg.
    She moved to Archer 35 years ago from New York. She was of the Catholic faith.
     Prior to her moving her from New York she had worked and retired from the State of New York. She then began working for the Reitz Union at the University of Florida and also retired from there at the age of 81. She was also an artist in her spare time.

  • Obituaries Sept. 8

    John Hesselblad
     TRENTON–John Lawrence Hesselblad,  78, of Trenton died Aug. 28, 2011.
    He was born on June 7, 1933 to John and Helene Hesselblad in New York, N.Y.
    He served in the United States Army. He owned and operated a liquor store in Beverley Hills before moving to TrentonL. He and his wife moved to Florida from New York, where he worked in construction for many years.
    He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., he enjoyed collecting stamps and doing yard work.

  • Obituaries Sept. 1

    Walter Aikens
    WILLISTON–Walter Aikens, 66, died Aug. 27, 2011 at his residence.
    He was born Jan. 13,1945, in Georgia to the late Bernice Blunt.
    He served in the United States Army
    He was of Baptist Faith.
    He is served by a son, Abraham; sister, Lottie Ruth (James) Rackard of Orange Lake; two brothers, Demon (Melinda) Jelks of Williston  and Jeff Jelks of Blitchton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a  special family. Wanda, Felicia and Sammie.

  • Obituaries Aug. 25

    Kenneth ‘Butch’ Ulmer
    HOUSTON, TEXAS–Kenneth “Butch” Ulmer, 68, of Houston, Texas died Aug. 16, 2011 of cancer.
    He was born April 22, 1943 in Wisconsin to Adolph Ulmer and Margaret Ulmer Grahn, and moved to Florida in 1952.
    He was a graduate of Bronson High School and served in the Army. He moved to Houston in 1978 and worked in construction.

  • Obituaries Aug. 18

    Shawn DuLong
    CEDAR KEY–Shawn Timothy DuLong, 44, of Cedar Key died Aug. 14, 2011 at University Community Hospital in Tampa.
     He was born in Salem, Ma. and worked as a carpenter.  He enjoyed the music of Grateful Dead.  He also enjoyed the mountains, the water and all of nature.
    He is survived by his parents, Ray and Terri DuLong of Cedar Key; sister, Susan Hanlon of Billerica, Ma.; brother, Brian DuLong of Tarpon Springs; nieces, nephews and cousins, and his beloved and loyal companion “Smokey”.

  • Obituaries 8-11

    Macky Carver
    BRONSON–William Mac “Macky” Carver, 54, of Bronson, died Aug. 2, 2011.
     He was born Feb. 19, 1957 to Hugh and Addie Carver in Tampa.  He had lived here most of his life working as a cowboy.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He enjoyed Team Penning, bull riding, and he loved his family.  He also loved animals and was an avid reader.

  • Obituaries 8-4-2011

    Marian M. Bishop 

    Archer–Marian M. Bishop, 89, of Archer died July 26, 2011 in Gainesville.

    She was born Jan. 23, 1922 to Carl and Thelma Moore in Chattanooga, Tenn.  She moved to this area in 1924 from Chattanooga.  She worked as a bookkeeper in the timber industry. She was a member of the First Baptist of Archer where she was very involved and played the piano for 60 years.  

  • Obituaries July 28

    Bill Baker

    CHIEFLAND–William “Bill” Boyd Baker, Ret.CW4 (USARNG), 76, died after a long illness. 

    He was born in Holyoke, Mass. in 1934. He moved to Chiefland in 1994 after retiring from active service in the Pentagon. He was active in Citizens on Patrol until his sickness. He enjoyed camping and traveling in his motor home and golfing.

  • Obituaries-July 21

    Geraldine Adkin
    WILLISTON–Geraldine Adkin, 68, of Williston, died July 10, 2011, at Select Speciality Hospital in Gainesville. She was born in Lowell, Nov. 21, 1943 to the late Sylvester Waters and Edna Waters.
    Survivors include sons, Allison Adkin of Reddick and Emory Adkin of Ocala; daughters, Barbara (Terry)  Thompson of Williston; Belinda (William) Quaterman of Lake Butler and Lafaye Adkins of Williston; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Waters of Lowell; sister, Ernestine Coe of Delaware.