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Obituaries

  • Margaret M. Norton

    Margaret M. Norton, 74, of Chiefland, died Sept. 28, 2008, after a long illness.

    Born in Albion, Mich., she moved to the Chiefland area in 1989. She was active in St. John's Catholic Church and several local charity and community educational programs. She retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. after over 20 years in middle management. She also enjoyed doing crafts.

  • Mixon D. Lundy

    Mixon D. Lundy, 74, of Williston died Sept. 28, 2008, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland after an extended illness.

    Born in Opp, Ala., he came to Williston in 1986 from Cross City. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer and was an employee of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston from 1986 until his death. He enjoyed working in his yard and fishing, and was a member of the Baptist faith.

  • Richard P. Laczko

    Richard Peter Laczko, 69, of Williston, died Sept. 25, 2008.

    Born in Michigan to Richard and Bertha Laczko, he moved to the area 18 years ago. He enjoyed restoring and customizing cars and houses. He was a member of the Catholic faith.

    He is survived by his son, Richard Laczko, and a daughter, Shawna Laczko.

    Knauff Funeral Home of Williston is in charge of arrangements.

  • David M. Hipp

    David McDonald Hipp, 68, of Townsend, Tenn., died recently.

  • Donald B. Goodsell Sr.

    Donald Bliss Goodsell Sr., 81, of Morriston, died Sept. 26, 2008, after a brief illness.

    He moved to Morriston in 1970 from Miami. He was a ceramic mold maker for 62 years, and was the owner and operator of LuDondo's Miniature Horses in Morriston. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II, 82nd Airborne, and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Ocala.

  • Wiley Walker

    Wiley Walker, 85, of Chiefland, died on Sept. 19, 2008, at his home after an extended illness.

    He is survived by his wife, Betty Walker of Chiefland; five sons, Jessie McCrimmons Jr., Willie Lee Walker Sr., Earnest Lee Walker, Bennie Walker, and Larry Lee Walker; five daughters, Georgia Mae McDowell, Maeonie Solamon, Bessie Mae Walker, Mildred Hopper, all of Cross City, and Betty Jo Williams of Tallahassee; father- in-law, U.L. Gamble of Chiefland.

  • Robert J. Provencher

    Lt. Cmdr. USNR Ret. Robert J. Provencher, 85, of Chiefland, died Sept. 20, 2008, in Fanning Springs.

    Born in Detroit, he came to Chiefland from Sanford 17 years ago. He retired from the Navy after 28 years of service. He also taught math at Seminole Community College and Longwood High School. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the VFW Rebel Post 5625, Military Officers Association, and Fleet Reserve. He enjoyed golf, fishing and gardening.

  • Claude Lewis dies at age 54

    Claude Lewis, 54, of Chiefland, died Sept. 19, 2008, in Suwannee County.

    He was the sports editor of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Rosalie J. Crary

    Rosalie J. Crary, 70, of Bronson, died Sept 15, 2008, in Gainesville.

    Born in Great Bend, N.Y., she came to this area from Watertown, N.Y., in 1978. She was a homemaker and enjoyed arts and crafts and flower arranging.

    She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim Crary of Bronson; daughters Debra Atkinson of Georgia, Vicki VanScoy of Gainesville, Renee Blanchard and Patti Westwood, both of Bronson; sons Mark Crary of Dexter, N.Y. and Stephen Crary of Keystone Heights; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

  • Chester E. Stoker

    Chester E. Stoker, 91, of Chiefland, died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville.

    Born in Westin, Mo., he came to Chiefland in 1983 from Clearwater. He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Methodist faith, and served as chaplain of the VFW Rebel Post 5625 in Chiefland for many years.

    He is survived by two sons, Larry R. Stoker and Gary C. Stoker; one daughter, Carolyn S. Arnold; his friend, Dorothy Green; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.