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Obituaries

  • Jo Ann St. John

    Jo Ann St. John, 53, of Williston, died Jan. 20, 2008.

    Born in Meadville, Pa., she came to Williston four years ago from Edinboro, Pa. She belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church in Conneaut Lake, Pa. She worked as a Farm Division Realtor with Foxfire Realty in Ocala.

    She enjoyed showing horses.

    She is survived by her parents, Hayden and Lillian Smallenberger; one daughter, Jackie St. John; two grandchildren and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Knauff Funeral Home of Williston is in charge of arrangements.

  • Mabel McMillion

    Mabel McMillion, 76, of Tulsa, Okla., died at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa.

    She moved to Williston in 1990. She was employed at Caesar's Palace Country Club for 20-plus years. She was a member of the Williston Church of Christ.

    She is survived by her daughters, Connie Aguirre of Tulsa, Okla., Crystal Streitz of Williston and Kathleen Poncier of Williston; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence McMillion, who died May 18, 1997.

  • Howard Jones

    Howard Jones of Ocala died Jan. 21, 2008, at Legacy Hospice House.

    He was a retired carpenter and moved to Ocala from Panton, Vt., in 1971.

    He is survived by his wife, Julia Jones; his children, Eldora Jones Bertrand of Morriston, Celone Jones Dickerson of Farisburg, Vt., Elizabeth Turner Lowe of Naples, Ray Sessoms of Cookeville, Tenn.; one brother, Marvin W. Jones of East Middlebury, Vt.; 19 grandchildren, 22 great -grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

  • Marvin L. Copenhaver

    Marvin Lewis Copenhaver, 65, of Morriston, died Jan. 15, 2008.

    He was born in East Moriches, N.Y.

    He is survived by six children, Brenda Prevatt of Jacksonville, Melissa Kirkland of Morriston, Christine Callahan, Marvin Lewis Jeffries, Darren Copenhaver of Morriston and Adam Copenhaver of Ocala; one brother, Clarence Copenhaver; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Carnegie Funeral Home of Chiefland is in charge of arrangements.

  • Benjamin F. Robson

    Benjamin F. Robson,78, of Old Town died Jan. 13, 2008, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville.

    Born in Browns Mills, N.J., he came to this area from Plantation in 1985. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cross City, and was a self-employed carpenter. He served his country with the U.S. Army.

  • Randolph Markham

    Randolph Coke Markham, 28, of Romeo, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at his home.

    Born in Ocala, he lived in the Romeo area most of his life. He was a 1999 graduate of Williston High School, Central Florida Community College in 2004, and St. Leo University. He was a substitute teacher at Joyce Bullock Elementary School in Williston for six years and a Division of Juvenile Justice officer for two years, and was currently a third-grade teacher at Romeo Elementary School. He was a member of the Marion Education Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

  • Pam Johnson

    Pam Johnson, 61, of Chiefland, died Jan 9, 2008, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland.

    Born in Tampa, she has been in the area for many years. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton, was a teacher in Levy County and retired in 2000 after 30 years. She was past president of the Chiefland Woman's Club and past president of the Retired Teachers Association in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

  • Sister M.C. Kearney

    Sister Mary Caroline Kearney, R.S.M., 76, of Merion, Pa., died on Jan. 9, 2008 at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

    In addition to her religious family, Sister Mary is survived by her brother, Jack Kearney of Williston, and also many nieces and nephews.

    Sister ministered at Holy Family Church in Williston and Epiphany Manor in Port Orange before retiring to the Convent of Mercy at Merion Station, Pa.

    D'Anjolell Memorial Homes and Crematory of Broomall, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.

  • Agnes Carrignan

    Agnes Carrignan, 90, of Chiefland died Jan. 12. 2008, at Ayers Nursing Home in Trenton.

    Born in Providence, R.I., she was a resident of Chiefland for 28 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed making crafts. She was a member of several craft and social groups in Chiefland. She was a member of the Catholic faith.

  • Mary L. Wilson

    Mary Leona "Diane" Wilson, 58, of Williston, died Jan. 13, 2008, at her home.

    She was born in Williston and attended Levy County Vocational School and Jones Temple Church of Williston.