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Obituaries

  • Rudolph N. Cox Jr.

    Rudolph N. Cox Jr., 47, of Williston, died March 27, 2008.

    He is survived by his wife, Angelia Cox of Williston; a companion, Marion Coleman of Williston; his mother, Betty Cox of Raleigh; five children, three grandchildren and two God-daughters.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Cox Sr., and one sister, Ethel Robinson.

    Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God By Faith in Raleigh with the Rev. Alvin Robinson delivering the message. Burial will follow in New Zion Cemetery in Raleigh.

  • Albert P. Ward Sr.

    Albert Preston Ward Sr., 83, died on March 29, 2008, in Williston with his wife by his side.

    He graduated from State Teachers College at Slippery Rock College in Pennsylvania in 1948. He served in World War II as a navigator of the Army Air Corp. He was a teacher, a coach, and an active parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church. He was also a State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus, as well as a Master of the Fourth Degree. He was ordained to the permanent Diaconate in the diocese of Richmond, Va., on May 3, 1973. He was the second deacon ordained in Virginia.

  • Dick Rives

    Dick Rives, 78, of Williston, died March 26, 2008.

    He is survived by his wife, Naomi Rives of Williston; nine children, Eli Rives, Mia Rives, Ken Rives, Stepheon Rives, all of Williston, Gloria Rives and Carrie P. Rives, both of New Jersey, Gail Brown of South Carolina, and Janice Brown and Robin Smith, both of Williston; two brothers, Eli Rives and Joseph B. Rives, both of Blountstown; and one sister, Sarah of New Jersey.

  • Kevin A. Hoover

    Kevin Arnold Hoover, 54, of Williston, died March 20, 2008, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.

    Born in Elgin, Ill., he came to Williston from Fort Lauderdale in 1992. He had been employed for seven years with John Deere in Newberry, self-employed for two years in lawn maintenance and general repair, and was employed by Lanes Hardware in Williston for two years. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

  • Alton P. Geiger Jr.

    Alton P. Geiger Jr., 67, died March 30, 2008 after an extended illness.

    Born in West Palm Beach, he graduated from Williston High School in 1958, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was stationed in Fort Lewis, Wash. A lifelong resident of Williston, he started Geiger Floor Covering and installed flooring all over Florida and other southern states. For many years he coached youth baseball teams.

  • Betty J. Harmon

    Mrs. Betty Jean Parsons Harmon, 76, died March 10, 2008, at Ocala Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

    Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she moved to this area more than 17 years ago from West Palm Beach, where she lived for 32 years. She retired from Arnold Bakery in Riviera Beach and became a homemaker. She was a member of the Women's American Legion Post in Dunnellon.

  • John A. Sise

    John A. Sise, 31, of Ocala, died in Daytona Beach on March 23, 2008.

    Born in Hollywood, Fla., he moved to Ocala from Las Vegas in 2004. He was the owner of Wholesale Furniture Brokers in Ocala. He enjoyed sports and was a referee for the Marion County Youth Sports. He enjoyed his family and friends and was a proud single parent to his 5-year-old daughter.

  • Paul G. Key Sr.

    Paul G. Key Sr. of Chiefland died March 23, 2008, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties.

    Born in Levy County, he was a life long resident of the area. He owned his own fencing company and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

    He is survived by his two sons, Paul Key, Jr. of Dacula, Ga., and Abijah Key of Chiefland; his brothers, Ted Key of Sebring, Wilbur Key of Milledgeville, Ga., and Dennis Key of Opelika, Ala.; and five grandchildren.

    Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

  • Kevin A. Hoover

    Kevin Arnold Hoover, 54, of Williston, died March 20, 2008, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.

    Born in Elgin, Ill., he came to Williston from Fort Lauderdale in 1992. He had been employed for seven years with John Deere in Newberry, self-employed for two years in lawn maintenance and general repair, and was employed by Lane's Hardware in Williston for two years. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

  • Retha M. Darden

    Retha Mae Darden, 81, died March 24, 2008, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.

    Born and raised in Williston, she also resided in Miami for some 30 years and was a teacher for 17 years, retiring in 1984.. She was a member of the Florida Educators Association and the Levy County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith.

    She is survived by her son, David Bruce Darden; her daughter, Dale Mauldin Anderson; two sisters, Voncile Holland and Joyce Bond; and four grandchildren.