CRAWFORDVILLE - Lavon H. Tadlock, 72, a retired plumber supervisor for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsy Tadlock. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday at Wakulla United Methodist Church in Wakulla Station, with burial at the church cemetery. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850- 926-3333) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. He was born in Madison County and was a resident of Crawfordville for 16 years after moving from Tallahassee. He was a member of Wakulla United Methodist Church and was an ordained Baptist deacon. He sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. He was an avid yardsman at the church. He was the bass singer in the Masters Mens Quartet and was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 592. Other survivors include a son, David Tadlock of Crawfordville; a daughter, Laurie Langston (and husband Brian) of Wakulla Station; a daughter-in-law, Louise Fishback; six grandchildren, Patricia Tadlock, Brett Kitzmiller, David Tadlock Jr., Keith Langston, Shawn Fishback and Dana Reddick; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Randall
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mary Dell Taff, 70, an assistant manager for the Wakulla IGA, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband, Carlos Taff. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at Aaran Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Quincy and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1973. She was a member of Living Water Pentecostal Holiness Church. Other survivors include three sons, Robert C. Taff (and wife Lynn) of Panacea, William H. Taff (and wife Mary Kay) and Glenn Scott Taff (and wife Peggy), both of Crawfordville; three daughters, Peggy J. Taff Holley (and husband Wayne) and Jeanette S. Taff Porter, both of Cairo, Ga., and Sheena S. Taff Cooper (and husband Jack) of Crawfordville; a brother, William A. Burke of Medart; 14 grandchildren, Taff Stokley (and wife Geneva), Hollie Tilley (and husband Terry), Isodore Porter, Allan Holley, Jennifer Holley, Lacy Holley, Matthew Metcalf, Robert Taff Jr., Amy Parda, Rebbekah Taff, John Cooper, Baylee Taff, Kayla Taff and Scott Taff Jr.; a dear and devoted friend, Jerline Cooper of Crawfordville; and 19 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/9/2004.
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Mary Louvenia Tucker Taff, 98, of Tallahassee died Sunday. The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Culley?s MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church , 108 W. College Ave., Tallahassee 32301 or Florida Baptist Children?s Home, 8415 Buck Lake Road, Tallahassee 32311. A native of Wakulla County, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1923. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Angus Broward Taff Sr. and George Taff Sr., both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Florence Moody of Tallahassee; two brothers, Rufus Tucker Jr. of Headland, Ala., and Dexter Tucker of Douglasville, Ga.; three sisters, Kathleen Bettner of Tampa, Rossie Wildern and Mary Eleanor Cabler, both of Crawfordville; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Published 24 Nov 1998 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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MARIANNA - Clifford Austin Tatum, 83, died Sunday, April 23, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Margie Tatum. The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday at James & Sikes Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel (850-482-2332), with burial at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Altha. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice of Marianna, 4440 Lafayette St., Suite C, Marianna, FL. Other survivors include two sons, Austin Tatum (and wife Susan) and Tommy Tatum (and wife Dawn), both of Tallahassee; three daughters, Carolyn Skipper (and husband Wade) of Kynesville and Charlotte McClendon (and husband Eddie) and Alethea Roberts (and husband Billy), both of Marianna; two brothers, Jodie Tatum (and wife Sarah) of Crawfordville and Newton Tatum (and wife Kathryn) of Altha; a sister, Aline Morris (and husband Amos) of Kynesville; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/25/2006.
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ST. MARKS - Donald Howard "Georgia Boy" Taul, 46, a truck driver for Duncan Trucking, died Friday, April 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Kristie Turner Taul. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926- 3333). He was born in Batesville, Ind., and was a U.S. Marine veteran. Other survivors include a son, Jeremy Donald Taul of Macon, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Brittany Lee Godwin of Tallahassee; two brothers, Terry Taul (and wife Mary) of Augusta, Ga., and Tom Taul (and wife Darlene) of Pekin, Ill.; and a sister, Carol Dixon (and husband Mike) of Batesville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/1/2005.
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Alvin Louis Taylor Sr., 69, a custodian, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Runion Taylor. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Louis worked for many years in the area doing custodial work and maintenance. For the last 20 years or so, he and Nancy had cared for the elderly and the very young in their home. Other survivors include two children, Alvin Louis Taylor Jr. (and wife Donna) of Crawfordville and Sandra Dee Swenson of Tallahassee; three brothers, Richard, Marvin and Charles Taylor, all of Virginia; a sister, Anne Robinson of Virginia; four grandsons, Steven, Anthony, Lee and Dillon; and many other children who called him Grampa. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/9/2004.
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PANACEA - Myrtle Lee Taylor, 76, a housewife, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, of Lou Gehrigs disease, in Medart. She is survived by her husband, Hardy Taylor. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at the chapel of Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Panacea Cemetery in Panacea. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, 27001 Aqoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. She was born in Geiger, Ala., and had lived in Panacea for 10 years. She was a member of the Panacea Full Gospel Church. Other survivors include a son, J.R. Himler of Tallahassee; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Nichols of Otter Creek, Frances Himler Sellers of Tallahassee and Sallie Walker of Long Beach, Miss.; a sister, Frances Melerine of New Orleans; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/23/2004.
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Paul Fitzpatrick Barnell Taylor Sr., 44, a service tech for Donaldson Enterprises, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Panacea Full Gospel Church in Panacea, with burial at Panacea Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m. EDT Saturday at the church. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the FFA and a Moose Lodge in Virginia. He loved to fish and enjoyed spending time in the bay. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his parents, Amos and Rita Taylor of Tallahassee; a son, Patrick Taylor Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter, Daniell Davenport (and husband Justin) of Greenville, N.C.; four brothers, Billy Taylor (and wife JoAnn) of Newport, Howard Taylor (and wife Sandy) of Jacksonville, Bruce Taylor (and wife Sybil) of Medart and Cricket Taylor (and wife Sherry) of Tallahassee; a sister, Missy Zarate (and husband John) of Crawfordville; two grandchildren, Alexa and Spencer Davenport of Greenville, N.C.; 12 nieces and nephews; and many family member and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/21/2007 - 6/22/2007.
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SOPCHOPPY - Robert Daniel Taylor, 34, a supervisor for general dynamics in St. Mark's, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily D. Taylor. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Bonnett Pond Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). He was a native of Wakulla County, a U.S. Marine and a beloved husband, father, son and brother. Other survivors include a son, Robert Zeke Taylor of Crawfordville; two daughters, Brooke D. Taylor of Crawfordville and Phoebe D. Taylor of Sopchoppy; a stepdaughter, Cierra Lentner of Sopchoppy; his loving father, John Henry Taylor of Sopchoppy; his loving mother and stepfather, Sherry and Doug Quigg of Crawfordville; two brothers, Darrell Taylor of Crawfordville and John Nelson "Cricket" Taylor of Panacea; his paternal grandmother, Susie Q. Taylor of Sopchoppy; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/13/2006.
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Ruth Blair Taylor, 63, a teacher and guidance counselor, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, after complications from a long fight with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Lawrence S. Taylor. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Ruth had a long and varied career as a school teacher in both middle school and high school, as a guidance counselor for elementary and middle schools. She worked as a verifier for the Florida House of Representatives, and was in sales for both Gayfers and Dillard's. A native of Chatham, Va., she attended and earned a B. A. degree from the University of Richmond and her master's degree in guidance and counseling from Stetson University. She also enrolled for doctoral studies at Flordia State University. Ruth and her family moved to Florida in March of 1969, where she worked in the Brevard County school system at Merritt Island High School and pursued her degree in counseling at Stetson. She and her family moved to Tallahassee in 1973, where she worked in both the Leon County and Jefferson County school systems. In 1975, she and her family moved to Marianna, where she was a guidance counselor for the Jackson County school system. In 1979, Ruth and her family returned to Tallahassee. Ruth and her husband were members of and attended St. Johns Episcopal Church, where Ruth sang in the choir. She also sang in the community chorus for several years. Ruth made numerous friends as a member of the local Daughters of the American Revolution and the St. Johns Chapter of Daughters of the Kings, the episcopal choir. Ruth also trained and worked as a Big Bend Hospice volunteer for three years. Other survivors include a daughter, Adrienne Ruth Taylor and numerous relatives in Virginia and North Carolina. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/12/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - William Walter "Bill" Taylor Sr., 63, a field engineer and service manager for Alpha Data System, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Elizabeth Taylor. The service will be at noon EDT Wednesday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee, with burial at 2 p.m. EDT at Ivan Assembly of God Cemetery in Crawfordville. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (877-8191). He served in the Air Force. Other survivors include two sons, Robert Taylor and Dennis Taylor, both of Crawfordville; two brothers, Pete Taylor of Lake City and Bobby Taylor of North Carolina; two sisters, Eileen Diemer of Long Island, N.Y., and Julie Aber of Panama City; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by William Walter "Billy" Taylor Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2003.
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WOODVILLE: Hazel Sue Cruse Tharpe, 50, of Woodville died Saturday, October 14, 1989, at Tallahassee Regional Medical Center's Extended Care facility. The graveside service was at 2 pm Monday, Oct. 16, at the Bonnett Pond Cemetery in Otter Creek. Survivors include her husband, Armond Tharpe of Woodville; a son, Luther Bodiford III of Tallahassee; two brothers, Joe Morgan Cruse of Panacea and Ronnie Cruse of Otter Creek; three sisters, Gean Nichols and Margie Harrell, both of Tallahassee, and Joyce Millender of Otter Creek; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Harvey-Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Wakulla News.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Mrs. Annie Bell Baker Thomas, 85, a retired laborer, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, in Augusta, Ga. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2, with burial at Richardson Cemetery. Richardson's Family Funeral Care (850-576-4144), in Tallahassee, is handling arrangements. Friends may sign the guest registry at www.richardsoncares.org. A native of Hilliardville, Mrs. Thomas was a member of Rocky Mount Church. Survivors include a son, Willie McRoy Sr. (and Deborah); three daughters, Debrah Scott (and Harry), Frances Baker (and Phillip) and Wanda Gavin (and Herman); a sister, Ida Smith (and Hannibal); a brother, John Edward Baker (and Dorothy); an aunt, Ella Mae Taylor; a special granddaughter whom she raised, Iris "Pat" Johnson (and Marcus); a special stepdaughter, Virginia "Bunchie" Thomas; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fate Chip Thomas. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/31/2006.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Blye Core Thomas, 91, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Centre Pointe Health and Rehab Center in Tallahassee. The service to celebrate her homegoing will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a loving mother and a longtime member of the Medart Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, Dorman Thomas (and wife Eleonore); a daughter, June Dowd (and husband Gaylord) of Tallahassee; a sister, Eunice Porter of Palatka; and three grandchildren, Linda Thomas of Tallahassee, Marty Thomas of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Crystal Dowd of Tallahassee. She loved and will be warmly remembered by her family and extended family including many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her family rejoices in her heavenly reunion with her devoted husband of 68 years, Vernon C. Thomas, and the host of other friends and loved ones who have awaited her arrival. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/22/2004.
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MARIANNA - Catherine Adams Thomas, 66, a cook, died Thursday, April 21, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Saint James AME Church, with burial at Orange Hill Cemetery. Friends and family will receive the immediate family at the deceased's home at 4170 Hickory Lane, Marianna (850-482-4706). Peoples Funeral Home (850-482-2233) is handling arrangements. She is survived by four sons, Mr. Jeffery Thomas of Marianna, Gerald Thomas (and wife Katherine) of O'Fallon, Ill., Donald Adams (and wife Kimberly) of Vancouver, Wash., and Bobby Adams (and wife Kathelyn) of West Palm Beach; a daughter, Mrs. Janice Harvey (and husband Edward Sr.) of Tallahassee; a daughter of her friend that she took in and called her daughter, Ms. Keishia Rodgers Dawsey of Marianna; five brothers, Mr. Jimmy Adams (and wife Roberta) of Hempstead, N.Y., Mr. George Adams (and wife Kathy) and Mr. Larry Adams (and wife Jean), both of Tallahassee, and Mr. Calvin Adams and Mr. Chatman Adams, both of Marianna; three sisters, Mrs. Elvira Williams of Crawfordville and Earnestine Adams and Mrs. Dorothy Harley, both of Marianna; and seven grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2005.
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Dorothy Morgan Thomas, 64, a health-care provider, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004. The service will be at noon EDT Friday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 835 Keith St., Tallahassee, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) and from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. EDT Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850-878-5310). Dorothy was born June 30, 1939, to the late James Morgan Sr. and Alberta Morgan Bouie. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her. She was a native of Tallahassee and was educated at Florida A&M University High School. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the usher board until her illness. She was a lady of great style, grace and elegance. Survivors left to mourn her cherished memory include two sons, Charles Thomas (and wife Yvette) of Columbia, Ga., and Michael Thomas of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Celeste Brooks (and husband Kevin) of New York and Stacy Sanders (and husband Robert) of Tallahassee; two brothers, retired Maj. James Morgan (and wife Joann) of Tallahassee and Albert Bouie (and wife Gayle) of De Land; a sister, Shirley Bouie of Columbus, Ga.; two devoted friends, Deborah Gallentino and Barbara Bozeman, both of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special thanks and admiration go to her caregivers during her time of illness, especially Big Bend Hospice, Tallahassee, and Eden Springs Nursing Home, Crawfordville. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/27/2004 - 6/30/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Fannie Lizzie Thomas, 83, who retired from Metcalf Crab Co., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003. The service will be noon EST Saturday at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church, with burial at Richardson Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) and from 10 a.m. EST until the service Saturday at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at 104 Hickory Ave. She was a member of St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church and the church mothers board, choir, usher board and has served as the financial secretary. Other survivors include three sons, Herman Howard (and wife Pearl) and Leonard Thomas, both of Crawfordville, and Warren Eugene Thomas (and wife Frances) of Woodville; three daughters, Mary H. Mills and Frances G. Harvey (and husband James), both of Crawfordville, and Venettie Mae Perry (and husband Alex) of Tallahassee; a sister, Hazel E. Greene of Crawfordville; a brother, Ezekiel Donaldson of Tallahassee; a stepson, Moses L. Thomas of North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Betty J. Slater of Crawfordville; a sister-in-law, Annie Donaldson of Crawfordville; an uncle, Nathan Donaldson (and wife Eva); an aunt, Willie B. Donaldson of Crawfordville; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/20/2003.
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Jefferey Brandon "Bubba" Thomas, 28, died Nov. 16, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Teen Challenge Center, 124 Locust St., Buffalo, NY 14204. Brandon was born in Tallahassee, Sept. 1, 1978. He was a 1996 graduate of Leon High School, where he was president of the SADD chapter. He had been involved in Teen Challenge Ministries since 2002. He was currently employed with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections. He was an adored son, a fun-loving brother and a devoted uncle. He is survived by his mother, Wava Jordan (and Chuck Rericha) of Havana; his father, Jeffery Randolph Thomas (and Todd Land) of Tallahassee; a sister, Christi Harrell (and husband Shawn) of Tallahassee; a niece, Emily Harrell of Tallahassee; maternal grandparents, Fred and Devone Harrell of Tallahassee; paternal grandparents Ruby and Bill Thomas of Tallahassee; maternal grandmother, Helen Gibbs of Crawfordville; a special "Gran," Doris Chason of Sopchoppy; and a loyal best friend since fourth grade, Whit Miller of Tallahassee; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/19/2006.
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Lucille Jackson Thomas, 97, a housekeeper, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville, with burial at the church cemetery. Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850-224-2139) and from 11 a.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the church. The funeral cortege will assemble at noon EDT Saturday at 264 Lower Bridge Road in Crawfordville. She was a member of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2, where she was an active member of the Mother Board and the Community Pallbearer Association. Survivors include a devoted niece and caregiver, Addie Lewis (and husband Hardy) of Crawfordville; four other nieces, Arlene Randolph of Tallahassee, Marjo Marshall (and husband Lonnie) of Miami, Rosa Ryals of Brunswick, Ga., and Alma Payne of Crawfordville; a devoted nephew, John Harris (and wife Janice) of Crawfordville; two other nephews, Ruben Jackson and Ossie Jackson, both of Philadelphia; and a host of other loving nieces, nephews and sorrowing relatives and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/30/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Martha "Marti" Thomas, 59, a staff assistant for the state of Florida, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Friday at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). She was born in Baltimore, Md., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 38 years after moving from West Virginia. She was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Carmen Morgan and Lisa Sampson, both of Crawfordville; a son, Keith Kelly of Crawfordville; two stepsons, Ralph Thomas and Carl Thomas, both of Crawfordville; her mother, Gladys W. Slayton of Crawfordville; a sister, Joanne Stokley of Crawfordville; a brother, Stanley Slayton of Crawfordville; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Stanley H. Slayton, and a brother, Robert Slayton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/13/2006.
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Aloyce Edna Thompson, 88, died Thursday, June 7, 2007. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mrs. Thompson was a native of New Jersey and was a resident of Tallahassee for more than 40 years. She was a retired retail worker and was a member of Seminole Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, James Carlton Thompson II (and fiance Mary Mathis), two grandchildren, Jennifer Lee Ouzts (and husband Greg) and James Carlton Thompson III (and wife Lisa), four great-grandchildren, Lane Ouzts, Hunter Thompson, Serena Thompson and Bradley Thompson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/10/2007 - 6/11/2007.
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CURTIS MILL COMMUNITY - Audie Belle Corley Thompson, 88, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Monroe A. Thompson. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at West Sopchoppy Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to West Sopchoppy Cemetery, P.O. Box 114, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, or the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 1845 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. She was born in Carrabelle and lived most of her life in Curtis Mill Community. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Other survivors include three sons, Herbert G. Thompson, Mitchell I. Thompson (and wife Susan) and Jeffery W. Corley, all of Curtis Mill Community; three daughters, Lorine Vause (and husband Bobby) of Curtis Mill Community and Odene Griffin (and husband Allen) and Janice Robbins (and husband Jim), both of Tallahassee; a sister, Lucille C. Daughtry (and husband Preston) of Curtis Mill Community; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/10/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Audrey Donaldson Thompson, 79, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her son, Gerald A. Donaldson of Baumholder, Germany. The service will be at noon EST Monday at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Walker Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. EST until the service Monday at the church. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) is handling arrangements. A lifelong resident of Crawfordville, she was a member of St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church and served faithfully on the mother's board. She was a diligent, warm and loving caregiver to many relatives and friends in the Wakulla Community. To forever cherish her love and to honor her memory are two daughters-in-law, Emma Donaldson of Baumholder and Betty Thompson of Tallahassee; a devoted sister and caregiver, Virginia Brimm of Tallahassee; two brothers, Nathaniel Donaldson of Jacksonville and Bennie Donaldson (and wife Patricia) of Crawfordville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Thompson; her parents, Samuel and Laura Beatrice Donaldson; a brother, Andrew Donaldson; and a son, Herbert Thompson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/8/2003.
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CARRABELLE - J. W. Thompson, 79, who was a truck driver for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Thompson. The service was Saturday at First Assembly of God in Carrabelle, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Family received friends Friday at Kelley-Riley Funeral Home (697-3366). Other survivors include two sons, Charles Thompson (and wife Angie) and Jay Thompson, both of Carrabelle; two daughters, Clemmie Beebe (and husband Gary) and Connie Shiver (and husband Allen), both of Carrabelle; a daughter-in-law, Kristy Thompson of Carrabelle; five brothers, Adam Thompson of Carrabelle, James Thompson and Hasting Thompson, both of Curtis Mills, and Glen Thompson and Wendell Thompson, both of Tallahassee; four sisters, Evelyn Daughtry of Curtis Mills, Ruby Duggar of Hosford, and Devon Harrell and Jewel Hirsch, both of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/4/2004.
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Dunnellon - Jessie "Jess" Thompson Jr., 59, who worked for the maintenance division of Florida State University, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, in Crystal River. The service will be 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday at McLaughlin & Altman Funeral Home in Crestview, with burial at Live Oak Cemetery. Strickland Funeral Home (352-795-2678) in Crystal River is handling arrangements. He was born on March 15, 1944, in Logan, W.Va., to Lilly Young and Jessie W.Thompson Sr. He enjoyed cars and horseback riding and he was a Baptist. He is survived by his daughter, Scarlet Lee of Crawfordville; two stepbrothers, Jimmy Mathis of Tennessee and Bobby Mathis of Crestview; four stepdaughters; and four grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/5/2003.
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Katherine R. Thompson, 73, a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Testerina Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. The family will receive friends from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Friday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139). She was a member of Testerina P.B. Church, where she was a devoted choir member, and on the usher board. She was also a member of the Elite Women's Club, and the 50 Yardline Club. Survivors include a devoted life partner, Walter Barnes of Tallahassee; three sons, Earl Thompson Jr., Lamar Thompson, and Alvin Thompson all of Tallahassee; three daughters, Jacqueline "Gwen" Washington of Philadelphia, Pa., and Angelina Mixson and Bernadette Gay-Jackson both of Tallahassee; two brothers, Ossie B. Rosier of Sopchoppy, and Samuel Rosier of Battle Creek, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/21/2007.
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Panacea - Mitchell Adrian Thompson, 52, a shrimper, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). He was born in Crawfordville and was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He is survived by two sons, Rickki Thompson of Carrabelle and Dillon Thompson of South Carolina; a daughter, Polly Thompson of Carrabelle; his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Tom Bourgeois of Wakulla Station; three brothers, Donnie Thompson of Wakulla Station, Timothy Thompson of Crawfordville and Kenny Thompson of Carrabelle; a sister, Donna Bourgeois of Wakulla Station; and a granddaughter, Abigaile Thompson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/23/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Robert Byron Thompson, 46, a furniture refinisher, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Debra Thompson. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333). He was born in Miami and was a resident of Crawfordville for 18 years, after moving from Tallahassee. He was a lifelong Southern Baptist. He was also a U.S. Marine and the son of a U.S. Marine. He was the Cub Scout leader of pack 5 of St. Marks. Robert was the owner of Byron Furniture Refinishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his mother, Maryann Thompson of Franklin, N.C.; a son, Kurt Thompson of Crawfordville; a daughter, Mariah Thompson of Crawfordville; a brother, Bruce Wayne Thompson (and wife Kim) of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a sister, Becky Thompson of Waynesville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Angel, Andrew and Zachary; and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/24/2006.
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SOPCHOPPY - Sally Geneva Thompson, 86, a homemaker, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 1845 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, or the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. A lifelong resident of Sopchoppy, she was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Survivors include four brothers, Preston Daughtry (and wife Lucille) and Lester Daughtry (and wife Lois), both of Sopchoppy, Clinton Daughtry (and wife Myrtle) of Tallahassee and Harvey Daughtry (and wife Mary) of Carrabelle; five sisters, Doris Chason of Sopchoppy, Pat Norris (and husband Eugene) of New Holland, Ohio, Fay Carter (and husband Austin) of Ukiah, Calif., Amanda Padgett of Fort Myers and Meredith Martin (and husband Marion) of Chattahoochee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/11/2003.
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SMITH CREEK - J. Michael Thorpe, 44, a contract analyst for the Florida Department of Community Affairs, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Evangelina Sanchez-Thorpe. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, with burial at Hosford Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST Friday at the church fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Elon Baptist Church, 2422 Smith Creek Road, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, or Corinth Baptist Church, P.O. Box 92, Hosford, FL 32334. Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include a son, Adam Sanchez III; a daughter, Monica Thorpe; his parents, James E. and Sara Thorpe of Hosford; his mother, Barbara Lescoe of Smith Creek; two sisters, Janet Thorpe of Norcross, Ga., and Stephanie Barber of Madison, N.C.; his paternal grandmother, Jimmie Clyde Parrish of Hosford; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Ola Langston of Smith Creek. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Monroe Thorpe and Jack Langston. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/21/2004.
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Benny D. Thrash, 67, a retired supervisor for Sprint, died Friday, June 24, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah P. Thrash. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Towne East Baptist Church, with burial at MeadowWood Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a member of Towne East Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Other survivors include two sons, Ronald V. Thrash (and wife Tammy Wise-Thrash) of Tallahassee and Roger D. Thrash (and wife Susan) of Orange Park; two sisters, Yvonne Harvell (and husband Bobby) of Valdosta, Ga., and Ellen Musgrove (and husband Charles) of Donalsonville, Ga.; four grandsons, Todd Thrash of Crawfordville and Matthew Thrash, Justin Thrash and Alex Tuton, all of Orange Park; a granddaughter, Stacey Thrash of Crawfordville; a great-grandson, Michael Gaige Tuton of Orange Park; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/26/2005 - 6/27/2005.
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Sarah Potter Thrash, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at Towne East Baptist Church, with burial at MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Bevis Funeral Home (850- 385-2193). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a native of Sycamore and had lived in Tallahassee since 1960. She was a member of Towne East Baptist and retired from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Survivors include two sons, Ronald V. Thrash (and wife Tammy Wise-Thrash) of Tallahassee and Roger D. Thrash (and wife Susan) of Orange Park; four grandsons, Todd Thrash of Crawfordville and Matthew Thrash, Justin Thrash and Alex Tuton, all of Orange Park; a granddaughter, Stacey Thrash of Crawfordville; a great-grandson, Michael Gaige Tuton of Orange Park; two brothers, Buddy Potter (and wife Geraldine) of Bristol and Randall Potter (and wife Brenda) of Sycamore; four sisters, Maggie Layrs (and husband Bob) of Atlanta, Clara Cheek of Marianna, Bit Curley (and husband Marvin) of Chattahoochee and Betty Howell (and husband Carl) of Sneads; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death in June 2005 by her husband, Benny D. Thrash; three brothers, Johnny Potter, Donald Potter and Peanut Potter; and a sister, Ellen Harrison. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/27/2005.
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Danley Clark Thurman, 51, an arborist for 25 years, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Kim R. Thurman. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at a later date at Friendship Cemetery in Donalsonville, Ga. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. He was a native of Donalsonville, former resident of Atlanta, and had lived in Tallahassee for two years. He was a Christian. Other survivors include a son, Daniel Tyler Joiner of Atlanta; a sister, Ann T. Kinsey (and husband Abe) of Oyster Bay; an aunt, Martha Cross (and husband Raleigh) of Tallahassee; an uncle, Philip Thurman (and wife Janice) of Grand Island; a sister-in-law, Chris Daniels of Crawfordvile; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Thurman; his mother, Dorothe Danley Tomlinson; and brothers, John R. Thurman Jr. and Gene Thurman. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/30/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Tekeya Christine Thurman, 5, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in Tallahassee. She is survived by her parents, Felicia Jenkins of Crawfordville and Colby Thurman of Havelock, N.C. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT today at New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Walker Cemetery. The Rev. Carl Hill will officiate. Viewing will be from noon EDT today until the service. The funeral cortege will assemble at noon EDT today at 597 Spring Creek Road. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) is handling arrangements. She was a student at Capital City Preparatory School and a former student of 3R's Academy. Other survivors include two brothers, Vincent Brown Jr. and Dontavious, both of Crawfordville; three sisters, Lexus and Victoria, both of Crawfordville, and Mya of North Carolina; her maternal grandparents, Lewis and Alice Wilkerson of Crawfordville and L.C. and Gwen Jenkins of Camilla, Ga.; her paternal grandparents, Lou and Christine Daniels of Crawfordville; her paternal great-grandmother, Patricia Raurit of Fort Myers Beach; and a host of aunts, uncles and sorrowing friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Eugene Thurman. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 10/23/2002 - 10/24/2002
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Asheville, NC - Sarah Bessie Gaither Thurmond, 101, a housewife and pastor's wife of Asheville, N.C., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Sept. 27 at Harvest Time Assembly in Asheville. She was born March 14, 1902, in Bridgeport, Texas. Sarah Bessie married psalmist David Thurmond, on Oct. 29, 1919, in Ardmore, Okla. She and her husband were pastors for more than 60 years. Children of this union are Elmer D. Thurmond, Burton H. Thurmond of Ponca City, Okla., Virginia McClaren of Asheville, former clerk of Wakulla County J. Harold Thurmond of Crawfordville, Hava Harbour of Hugo, Okla., and Glenda DeWeese of Asheville. She was the grandmother of H. Duane Thurmond, Clerk Brent Thurmond of Crawfordville and Janna T. Currieo, Lee Thurmond, David Thurmond and T.J. Brickey of Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Elmer. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2003.
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Iola Gray Tice, 71, who retired from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. She was a native of Medart and a longtime resident of Tallahassee. She was a member of Heritage Assembly of God. Survivors include two sons, Richard D. Tice (and wife Tammy) of Bedford, Texas, and Ronny Tice of Tallahassee; a daughter, Linda Ann Quinn Godwin (and husband Mike) of Tallahassee; her mother, Annie Harris Whaley of Medart; three brothers, Denzil Gray (and wife Peggie), Dallas Gray (and wife Diane) and Tyler Gray (and wife Beverly), all of Medart; five grandchildren, Jay Quinn, Tim Tice, Kristen Tice, Amber Tice and Kacie Tice; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Tice. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/19/2004.
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Gail Tillman, 50, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in Crawfordville. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. EST Monday at Full Gospel Assembly Church in Panacea, with Brother B.B. Barwick officiating. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850- 877-8191) is handling arrangements. A beloved daughter, mother and sister, she was born June 6, 1955. Gail is survived by her parents, Ivery and Freddie Adams; three daughters, Lynn Bashore (and fiance Danny), Misty Weeks (and husband Rick) and Mia Weeks (and fiance Lee); five grandchildren, Nikolai, Perry, Mikala, Duncan and Jared; two sisters, Evelyn Johnson (and husband Buddy) and Shirley Alday (and husband Mac); four brothers, Lester McMullen (and wife Lauren), J.W. McMullen (and wife Kay), Otis McMullen (and wife Jeannie) and Walter McMullen (and wife Trish); and a host of nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/18/2006.
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QUINCY - Annette Tolbert, 50, died Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Arnett Chapel AME Church in Quincy, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. The viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Williams Funeral Home (850-875-4849). Survivors include five sons, Antonio Drayton, Shundel Drayton, Ronternus Tolbert, Ricardo Drayton, all of Quincy, and Dexter Drayton of Atlanta; two daughters, Yolanda Drayton and Patricia Drayton, both of Quincy; two brothers, James Zackery of Quincy and Herman Tolbert (and Stephanie) of Midway; eight sisters, Lillie Mashburn (and Ricky) of Havana, Delores Baxter (and David) of Quincy, Mary Webster of Crawfordville, Jeanetter Tolbert of Douglasville, Ga., Wanda Tolbert of Quincy, Sharon Tolbert of Tallahassee, Rhonda Cunningham (and Venson) of Havana; Shonda Tolbert of Quincy; a devoted friend, Alton "Bubba" Drayton of Quincy; and seven grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/26/2007.
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QUINCY - Robbie Tolbert, 76, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Arnett Chapel AME Church in Quincy, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. EST today at Williams Funeral Home (850-875-4849). Survivors include nine daughters, Delores Baxter (and David) of Quincy, Lillie Mashburn (and Ricky) of Havana, Annette Tolbert of Tallahassee, Jeanette Tolbert of Douglasville, Ga., Mary Webster (and Eddie) of Crawfordville, Wanda Tolbert of Quincy, Sharon Tolbert of Tallahassee, Rhoda Cunningham (and Vincent) of Havana and Shonda Tolbert of Douglasville; two sons, James Zackery of Quincy and Herman Tolbert (and Stephanie) of Midway; and a sister, Lillie Sherman of Orlando. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/17/2006.
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Mamie Estelle Rollins Toliver, 71, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at her home following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Toliver. The service will be at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday at Bible Believers Fellowship, 6341 Blountstown Highway, with Dr. Dennis Young officiating. Burial will be at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193). She was a native of Calhoun County and had lived in Tallahassee since 1958. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a foster mother to many. Other survivors include a son, Johnny Toliver (and wife Terri) of Murphy, N.C.; three daughters, Kathryn Ann Massey (and husband Frank) and Judy Veasey (and husband David), both of Tallahassee, and Ruthie Jean Smith (and husband Holly) of Murphy; a brother, Ira Sewell (and wife Ivy) of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Karly Estelle Johnson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/1/2005.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Army Amadeo Tomaini, 87, who retired as a school administrator for New York, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Betty Tomaini. The service will be at 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. EDT until the service today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. He was born in Long Branch, N.J., and had been a resident of Crawfordville since 1992. He played with the NFL's New York Giants from 1945 to 1946. He was employed by Wakulla High School as an in-school-suspension teacher. Other survivors include five sons, Buddy Tomaini (and wife Janice) of Crawfordville, Freddy Tomaini of Asheville, N.C., Christopher Tomaini of Crawfordville, Steven Tomaini (and wife Dianne) of New York City and Santo Tomaini (and wife Lisa) of Naples; a daughter, Mitzi Proctor (and husband Bob) of Vermont; 12 grandchildren, Vonnie Gail, Cothee Ann, Valarie, Robbie, Amanda, Deni, Courtney, Sarah, Kristina, Drew, Lindsay and Paxton; and five great-grand children, Skylar, Claire, Grant, Haley and Emily. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/27/2005.
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HAVANA - Janis G. Tomlinson, 52, died Friday, September 7, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT today at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A loving wife and mother, Janis is survived by her husband, of 25 years, Carl of Havana; a son, John Tomlinson (and wife Kathleen) of Tallahassee; three sisters-in-law, Shelia Gavins (and Gerald) of Quincy, Donna Tomlinson of Crawfordville, and Tina Rivers (and Phil) of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law, Rick Tomlinson of Tallahassee; two aunts and uncles, J.B. and Louise Gray of Crawfordville and Franklin and Elsie Belle Carlton of Perry; several nieces, nephews; many cousins and friends; and her beloved "Muffin." She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Reverdee and Carell Gray, and a brother, Edward. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 9/9/2007 - 9/11/2007
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PERRY - Jasmine Alana Towndrow, the infant daughter of Jeffery Towndrow and Rhonda Webster, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Tallahassee. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday at Carlton Cemetery in Perry. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel (850-838-2929). Other survivors include a brother, Noah Richard Towndrow of Jacksonville; a sister, Autumn Marie Towndrow of Jacksonville; her paternal grandparents, Tom and Marlene Harrison of Perry and Jeff and Janet Towndrow of Woodville; her maternal grandparents, Flora and Terry Blanchard of Woodville and Buddy and Elaina Webster of Athens, Ala.; her maternal great-grandparent, Bobbie Hiebert of Perry; her paternal great-grandparent, Jean Gray, formerly of Spring Creek, now of Perry; and two uncles, Ronnie Kirk and Roby Harrison. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 7/7/2004.
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Charles P. Townsend, 82, of Las Vegas, who retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service, died Sept. 3, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Townsend. A private service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119. Born in Philadelphia in 1921, Charles "Chuck" Townsend enlisted in the Army as a private during World War II. During his 28 years in the military, he achieved the rank of full colonel. To many of his friends, he was a simply known as "The Colonel." Most of his military service was with the Army Corps of Engineers. He retired in Tallahassee in 1970 and was active in the Capital City Kiwanis Club and other community service organizations. He had a commercial-fishing license for a number of years and spent most of his spare time enjoying fishing out of St. Marks and the Florida Keys. Other survivors include two sons, Charles P. Townsend Jr. and Craig S. Townsend (and their, wives June and Dianne), and four grandchildren, Carole and Cheryl Townsend and Craig and Tyler Townsend. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/26/2004.
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Paul Thomas Townsend, 57, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, of mesothelioma. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Townsend. The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Parkway Chapel (942-2929) in Tallahassee, with burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Madison County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice Inc., 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was a native of Madison and a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He was a master plumber/pipefitter for Council Bros. Inc. for 25 years and later a project manager estimator for Smith Unitherm. He was a Christian and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Other survivors include a son, Jeff Townsend (and wife Jennifer) of Crawfordville; a daughter, Julie Townsend (and husband Craig Widder) of Tampa; his mother, Edith Campbell Townsend of Woodville; two brothers, Jerry Townsend of Woodville and John Townsend of Montgomery, Ala.; three sisters, Edith Mullis (and husband Butch) of Fort Valley, Ga., and Janie Ross (and husband Bob) and Ruth Jones (and husband Fred), both of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law, Susan Townsend of Woodville; four grandchildren, Christian Widder, Morgan Widder, Harvey Thomas Widder and Andrew John Petrus; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Paul Townsend, and a brother, Richard Townsend. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 4/28/2004.
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WOODVILLE - Richard Carlton Townsend, 44, a mechanical-pipe fitter for Hunter Miller Plumbing, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Susan Townsend. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel in Tallahassee (942-2929), with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. A lifelong resident of the Tallahassee area, he was an avid fisherman and loved NASCAR. Other survivors include, two daughters, Olivia Townsend and Taylor Townsend, both of Woodville; his mother, Edith Campbell Townsend of Woodville; three brothers, Paul T. Townsend of Tallahassee, Gerald A. Townsend of Woodville and John H. Townsend of Montgomery, Ala.; three sisters, Edith Mullis of Fort Valley, Ga., and Janie T. Ross and Ruth T. Jones, both of Tallahassee; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/5/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Nancy Porter Trawick, 55, a collections specialist United Solutions, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in Tallahassee, from complications from open heart surgery. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at Ivan Assembly of God Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Woodville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Nancy was born and raised in Dellwood and has resided in the Tallahassee area for the past 32 years. She was an exceptional woman, delighting in her family and fulfilling with gladness her roles as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. No sacrifice ever was too great when it came to her family. She will be dearly missed, even as we cling to our faith that she is in the presence of our Lord. Nancy touched the lives of many and those who called her wife, mother, sister and honey long to see her again in heaven. They include her husband, Rocky Trawick; two daughters, Trenda Dodson and Brenda Lovett; a son, Brad Porter; four grandchildren, Holly Dodson, Jessica Dodson, Dixie Lovett and Tucker Lovett; four sisters, Marilyn Villarreal, Sandra Jeter, Lona Benefield and Daphene Corbin; two brothers, Jimmy Bennett and Buddy Bennett; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Amanda Marie Dodson. She was expecting her sixth grandchild this July. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/22/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Frenchy Treadway, 73, who retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, L. Irene Treadway. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, Bay of Pigs and the Vietnam War. Other survivors include seven sons, Sylvester E. Treadway Jr. of Texas, Bill Treadway of Tallahassee, Timothy Treadway of South Carolina, Ronnie Treadway of Virginia and Cliff Treadway, Gregory Treadway and Jeffery Treadway, all of Crawfordville; a daughter, Daphne Robichaux of Crawfordville; two brothers, Roy Treadway of Virginia and Irvin Treadway of Alabama; four sisters, Eva Chute of New Orleans, Joyce Waldrop of Alabama and Pat Singletary and Bernie Courtney, both of Louisiana; 25 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/24/2003
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Johnny L. "Trip" Triplett, 91, a disabled Army veteran, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday at Thessalonia Missionary Baptist Church in Wakulla, with burial at Walker Cemetery in Crawfordville. Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) is handling arrrangements. Survivors include a brother, Tom Roscoe Triplett of Tallahassee; and a devoted and caring nephew and niece, Roosevelt and Lizzie Triplett. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/6/2002.
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Elizabeth Truelove, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005. No services are planned. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. She was a member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church and had made Tallahassee her home since 1987. She loved to dance and was a big Bobby Vinton fan. She also loved to watch butterflies. Survivors include a son, Kim Truelove (and wife Paula Fletcher) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Janice Truelove Starling (and husband David) of Crawfordville; a brother, Nicholas Alexander Erdody of Tampa; four grandchildren, Mike Truelove, Misty Revels, Kim Starling and D.L. Starling; and two great-grandchildren, Randi Revels and Branden Revels. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/18/2005.
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Joanne S. Trussell, 62, who was employed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, died Wednesday, Spet. 6, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Burial is planned for Blountstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Joanne was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Orlando. She had been a resident of Tallahassee for the past 26 years, coming from Blountstown. She attended Christian Heritage Church in Tallahassee. Survivors include her husband, Frank Trussell of Tallahassee; two daughters, Tammie Perry and Deborah Brantley, both of Tallahassee; a son, Ronald Shawn Brantley of Tallahassee; five stepchildren, Frank Trussell Jr. of Crawfordville, Bruce Trussell of Perth, Australia, Randell Trussell of New Jersey, Suzanne Trussell of Fort Myers and Floyd Trussell of Perry; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/8/2006.
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Dawson - Anna Elizabeth Powell Timmerman Tucker of Dawson Died Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at Palmyra Medical Centers in Albany. Graveside service will be held at 4 pm Thursday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson with the Rev. Tommy McDonald and the Rev. Wyman Richardson officiating the service. Mrs. Anna Tucker, was born April 1, 1914, in Moultrie, where she received her education. She was the daughter of the late A.C. Powell Sr. and Mary Edna Gilchrist Powell. Mrs. Tucker moved to Bradenton, FL, with her aunt, Mattie Combs where she met her husband, C.W. Timmerman of Dawson and married April 21, 1935. Then they moved to Oneca, FL, where their son, W.L. (Buddy) Timmerman was born. The couple returned to Terrell County in 1936, and resided until Mr. Timmerman's death in 1972. Mrs. Tucker was employed by Raines & Locke until her late husband's death in 1977. She was a house parent at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center where she met her husband, Alton Tucker of Opelika, AL. Mrs. Tucker was very active in the late 1940's and 1950's as an advisor for the Terrell County 4-H Clubs. She was an officer for the Home Demonstrations Council for the State of Georgia in 1947-1948. She was secretary treasurer and later state president. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Tucker; six brothers, 4 sisters and one grandson. Survivors include one son, Buddy Timmerman of Dawson; one daughter, Laura Jane Home of Dawson in which Mrs. Tucker made her home for seven and a half years. One sister, Beth Cross of Lakeland; three grandsons and two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; Dorris Bradford of the Village, FL. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Harvey Funeral Home.
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SANTA FE - Dr. Dwight Marshall Tucker, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT Friday at Blountstown United Methodist Church, with burial at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT Thursday at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (850-674-2266). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blountstown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Blountstown, FL 32424, or Calhoun County Public Library, 17731 N.E. Pear St., Blountstown, FL 32424. Dr. Tucker was born May 21, 1944, in Dothan, Ala., and grew up in Blountstown. He had practiced dentistry in Lake City and was practicing in Madison. He had a great appreciation for books, reading, plants and wildlife. He will be remembered for his wonderful humor and kind, generous and compassionate spirit by family, friends and patients. Survivors include his devoted wife, Wanda Tucker; two beloved children, John Tucker of Anchorage, Alaska, and Shana Neuhaus (and husband Peter); a beloved grandchild, Callie Kathryn Neuhaus of Pensacola; his mother, Kathryn Tucker of Blountstown; and two brothers, Michael Tucker (and wife Ann) of Blountstown and Ken Tucker (and wife Deborah) of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/13/2004.
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E. "Morgan" Tucker, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday at Calvary Chapel, with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Chapel Building Fund, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Mr. Tucker was born in Columbus, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Tallahassee. He graduated form Hallie Turner High School in Columbus and served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed for 38 years at ALSCO, formerly named National Linen. He was a member of the Southern Trailriders Association. Mr. Tucker was a member of Calvary Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Linda Radford Tucker of Tallahassee; four sons, Tim Tucker (and wife Ramona) of St. Petersburg, Alan Tucker (and wife Christina) of Tallahassee, Steve Tucker (and companion Kathy Reagin) of Vero Beach and Mike Tucker (and wife Charlotte) of Macon, Ga.; a daughter, Lori Burt (and husband Randy) of Columbus; a brother, Robert G. Tucker (and wife Linda) of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Taylor Tucker of St. Petersburg, Noellie Tucker and Haley Tucker, Robby Tucker, all of Tallahassee, Alexander Tucker of Giessen, Germany, Aubrey Burt and Mollie Burt, both of Columbus, and Scott Rich and Christine Asbell of Macon; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Symon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 12/13/2004.
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PANACEA - Edith Elizabeth Taylor Tucker, 86, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Otter Creek Community Church in Otter Creek, with burial at Panacea Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she was a member of Otter Creek Community Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Panacea. She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Dearing and Jeannette Anderson, both of Panacea; four sons, John Watkins (and wife Janelle) of Tallahassee and Larry Tucker (and wife Ann), Jerry Tucker (and wife Sue) and Randy Tucker, all of Panacea; two sisters, Mary Jane Renner of Augusta, Ga., and Sara Browning of Olympia, Wash.; three brothers, James Taylor and Ernest Taylor, both of Ochlockonee Bay, and Hardy Taylor of Panacea; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and beloved friends, Anita Carol and Charles "Nuckie" Revell of Otter Creek. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/13/2003.
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ORLANDO: Edra M. Council Tucker, 92, of Orlando died May 9, 1997. The service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333), with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A native of Wakulla County, she had lived in Orlando since 1989. She was a homemaker and was retired from Sears Roebuck Co. She was a Baptist. She is survived by three grandchildren, John William Silas of Jacksonville, Nancy Garrett of Orlando and Lucinda Daniel of Crawfordville. Published in Tallahassee Democrat.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Grace Maxine Spears Tucker, 89, a homemaker and mother, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. EST Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Crawfordville, with burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Thursday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (926-3333). She has 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, plus three on the way. She knew all of the names of her grandchildren and to whom they belonged. She was an amazing lady who lived up to her name. Her parents gave her the name Grace, after the much loved hymn "Amazing Grace." She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as the District Relief Society president for the Women's Auxiliary for several years. She served as a missionary for the church in the state of Texas and also served a mission in the Atlanta temple. Her duties were to instruct the women in homemaking, cultural and social skills. These responsibilities carried her to the cities of Tallahassee, Apalachicola, Perry, Madison, Cross City and Chiefland in Florida and Cairo, Thomasville, Albany, Douglas and Quitman in Georgia. Grace spent her life in the service of others and is loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sen. Luther C. Tucker Sr., and a daughter, Janice A. Tucker. Other survivors include three sons, Luther C. Tucker Jr. and Donald L. Tucker, both of Tallahassee, and Stanford B. Tucker of Crawfordville; a brother, Dr. Howard M. Spears of Denver, Colo.; and two sisters, Jewell Griner and Doris Allen, both of Tallahassee Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/4/2003.
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Iris Dorothy Tucker, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. A memorial mass is being planned for Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Elder Care Services, 2518 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304; Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend, 4016 Northwest Passage, Tallahassee, FL 32303; or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 624 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 18, 1931, she moved to Florida in the early 1950s, settling in DeFuniak Springs. She moved to Tallahassee in 1968. Upon her arrival in Tallahassee, Iris became very active in the community. She volunteered in numerous political campaigns and with various social-service agencies. She was a lifelong advocate for the poor, mentally ill and disadvantaged. She served for nine years on the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of Leon County. She was a kind and loving person and most generous with her time for causes she believed in. Iris was a woman with a fierce determination and indefatigable spirit. She had friends from many walks of life, from local elected officials to the homeless. Iris was also a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Florida Assertiveness Community Action Team (FACT) of the Apalachee Center for Human Services. Iris is survived by two daughters, Linda Frye (and family) of Mendenhall, Miss., and Patricia Pickens (and family) of Holt; a longtime friend, Ashby H. White Jr.; and two other friends, Gregory Youchock and Martha Weinstein, both of Tallahassee. Iris' friends would like to acknowledge the special contribution of FACT for enabling her to remain independent, enjoying life on her own terms. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 12/27/2006 - 1/3/2007.
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On Tuesday morning, June 19, our hearts were made sad when the soul of one so dear to our heart, our grandmother, passed into the peaceful sleep of death. Truly it maybe said that she was ?full of years and honors.? She was born January 13, 1848 at Charleston, South Carolina, and lived to the age of eighty-six. Her parents moved to Florida when she was a young girl. She met and married Luther Tucker, deceased. Their home was blessed with five children, Mrs. V. L. Roberts, Mrs. C. H. Williams, Rufus Tucker, M. L. Tucker, and Oliver Tucker, who survive her. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, and a devout Christian until death. Both old and young saw a beautiful characteristic life in her. Her lovable disposition, he happy cheerful smile, brought sunshine into the lives of those around her. But God needed her to smile a bloom in another garden, where suffering and pain is unknown. She was stricken with paralysis a few days before her death. She was such a patient, obedient sufferer, submissive as a child. 'Tis so sad to part with her, feel the absence in the home, see the vacant chair and the stilled voice to hear no more. Yet there is a mingled joy, when we remember she has listened to the still small voice and answered the summons. The earthly remains was laid to rest beside her loving husband in the Vause cemetery at Sanborn, Fla. Interment was conducted by Rev. O. N. Revell. Published in 1934
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Tallahassee - Jim A. Tucker, 73, a retired service technician who worked for Young Office Machines, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ellen Cone Tucker. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Bevis Funeral Home chapel (385-2193 orwww.bevisfuneral.com),with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. A native of Ellisville, Miss., he had lived in Tallahassee since 1956. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Other survivors include a daughter, Lynn Vickers (and husband Glen) of Sopchoppy; a brother, James Tucker of Yulee; a sister, Walderene Benderman of Columbia, Tenn.; and a grandson, Thomas Herndon of Tallahassee. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/20/2002.
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ALLIGATOR POINT - Katie Duncan Tucker-Miller, 62, a retired commander of the U.S. Coast Guard with 20 years service, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, peacefully in her home after a courageous fight with breast cancer. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT today at Mission by the Sea Church, with burial at Sink Creek Cemetery. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Mission by the Sea Church, P.O. Box 295, Sopchoppy, FL 32358. Katie graduated from Marianna High School, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi and her post-graduate studies at Florida State University. Katie retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Commander after 20 years of service and, while stationed at many locations around the United States, her favorite duty assignment was St. Simons, Ga. During her teaching career, Katie taught high-school math and music in Graceville, first grade in Bartow and college level courses at the University of Florida. She was an instructor of calculus at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and was selected as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching computerized banking in Europe. In 1999, she taught at the International High School in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Budapest, Hungary. Her most recent teaching assignments were the Sopchoppy Education Center GED program and creating the first GED program for the Wakulla County Sheriff's office, where in two years she graduated more participants than the local high school. Katie's extensive professional career, included positions with the state of Florida as director of Employment and Unemployment Services. She took that agency to the No. 1 ranking in the nation. She also served as director of the Governor's Energy Office and as director of revenue. She worked for the U.S. Agency of International Development in Budapest. Katie's lifelong love of music began early, singing with her three sisters as The Duncan Sisters. She went on to sing with the 700-year-old Saint Stephens Choir in Budapest, as the first non-Hungarian member. She belonged to the cast of the Sopchoppy Opry singing and performing a comedy skit as Miss Penny Mearle and also sang with the local Silver Bells. Katie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Bradfordville Baptist Church, the Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church, and as a member she led the music program at Mission By the Sea Church. Katie's lifelong goal was to inspire people to grow and develop into their fullest potential, fulfilling God's purpose. She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Miller; four children, Katlyn Tucker Hoffman (and Steve), Raymond Albert "Tres" Tucker (and Amber), Amanda Miller Poulin (and Damon) and Kerri Miller Roberts (and Joe); her mother, Ellen Duncan; and four sisters and brothers, Ruthie Duncan Barden (and Jon), Marvin Jerry Duncan (and Carol), Mary Duncan Nevsimal (and Erv) and Martha Duncan Floyd (and Greg). She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Duncan, and her brothers, Tony Duncan and Leon Duncan. She will be missed by her family, friends and numerous church members. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 8/25/2006 - 8/26/2006.
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LAKELAND - Lawton J. Tucker, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Wynette Tucker. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Friday at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola (850-653-2208), with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/30/2003.
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Marie Potts Tucker, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Aaron Cemetery in Wakulla County. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was a native of Dunnellon. Survivors include three sons, Charles Tucker (and wife Phyllis), Carl Tucker (and wife Kathy) and Craig Tucker (and wife Patty), all of Tallahassee; three daughters, Cynthia Bramlett (and husband Gerald), Charlene Hinson (and husband Bobby) and Celeste Kinser (and husband Greg), all of Tallahassee; two sisters, Janice Parker (and husband Bill) of Dowling Park and Myrtice Williams of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren, Lisa Hughes, Richard Tucker, LaRae Narkinsky, Parrish Paulk, Lee Tucker, Stacy Tucker, Braxton Kinser and Brandon Tucker; eight great-grandchildren, Michael Dudley, Matthew Dudley, Marcus Dudley, Cheyene Tucker, Tucker Narkinsky, Aubrey Paulk, Kyle Baker and Heather Cumby; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Braxton R. Tucker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/30/2004.
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Mary P. Tucker, 94, of Sopchoppy, died Tuesday, Oct. 9 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church in Sopchoppy. Burial services followed at Vause Branch Cemetery in Wakulla County. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sopchoppy. Survivors include her six daughters, Ruby Barwick of Sopchoppy, Beulah Barwick, Mary McKenzie, Louise Maxwell, Blye Vickers, and Bobbie Roberts, all of Tallahassee; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Lee Henderson Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. Published 18 Oct 1984 in the Wakulla News.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Minnie Nazworth Tucker, 92, of Crawfordville died Saturday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. The service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Crawfordville First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial at Arran Cemetery. She was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County and a devout Christian. Survivors include four daughters, Dorcy Allen, Rossie Wildern and Mary Cabler, all of Crawfordville, and Kathleen Bettner of Tampa; three sons, Rufus Tucker Jr. of Abbeville, Ala., Reginald Tucker of Montrose, Pa., and Dexter Tucker of Douglasville, Ga.; four stepdaughters, Nona Davis, Louvenia Taff and Mozelle Hamlin, all of Tallahassee, and Zona Penichie of Blackshear, Ga.; 35 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. (Henderson-Guerry Funeral Home in Crawfordville) Published 22 Jun 1987 in the Tallahassee Democrat.
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ALTHA - Morgan Stanford "G" Tucker, 83, a retired pulpwooder, died Thursday, March 20, 2003. The service will be at 2 p.m. CST Saturday at Peavy Funeral Home chapel in Blountstown (850-674-2266), with burial at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST today at the funeral home. Morgan was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Tucker of Altha; seven sons, Morgan Tucker (and wife Cora), James Tucker (and wife Jennifer), Earl Tucker (and wife Betty), Tommy Tucker (and wife Deborah), Larry Tucker (and wife Dawn), Rex Tucker (and wife Christine) and Mikey Tucker, all of Altha; a daughter, Shirley Womble (and husband Willard) of Altha; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Tucker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/21/2003.
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EASTPOINT - Rosa "Rose" Tucker, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, in Port St. Joe. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at First Baptist Church in Eastpoint, with burial at Eastpoint Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola (850-653-2208) is handling arrangements. She is survived by two sons, Robert Tucker and Charles Tucker, both of Eastpoint; two daughters, Winnie James and Betty Evans, both of Eastpoint; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/11/2003.
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MONTICELLO - Elsie Tucker Tudor, age 77, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Tallahassee. A Service of Remembrance will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel (850-997-5612), 485 E. Dogwood St., Monticello. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Mahi Shrine Center, 1480 N.W. North River Drive, Miami, FL 32125-2602. Mrs. Tudor was born in Augusta, Ga., and was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Pierce C. Tudor; a son, Charles H. Beale III (and Gale) of Evans, Ga.; three stepsons, Ronald R. Tudor of Monticello, Dr.Gene Tudor of Charlotte, N. C., and Donald J. Tudor of Fort Lauderdale; two sisters, Betty Cox (and Mike) of Augusta and Dorothy Quinn of Martinez, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Lois Tucker of Martinez; three nephews, Herbert Quinn of Atlanta, Joel Cox of Augusta and C. W. Tucker of Statesboro, Ga.; three nieces, Von Catchpole and Diane Hart, both of Augusta, and Vicky Fredricks of Charleston, S.C.; two granddaughters, Michelle Brown (and Graig) and Heather Parkerson (and Tommy); a grandson, Chip Beale (and Beth); three great-grandchildren, Chris Brown, Sydney Brown and Landen Beale; two stepgrandchildren, Brandi Pulliam (and Roff) and Tom Lewis (and Ronda); and five great-grandchildren, Hope Goode, Hudson Pulliam, Tucker Pulliam and Justyn and Parker Lewis. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy and Joseph Tucker; a sister, Evelyn Eubanks; and a brother, Clarence Tucker. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/31/2007.
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Cheryl F. Tully, 57, a secretary, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at Soul's Port United Pentecostal Church, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made toward a trust fund for Cheryl's grandchildren, SunTrust Bank, Frances Malone, 2727 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home (850-562-1518) is handling arrangements. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and photography. She especially loved her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Lester Tully; a daughter, Eileen Rice (and husband Robert) of Tallahassee; two sons, Russell Tully and Troy Tully (and wife Mary), both of Crawfordville; two sisters, Linda Jones and Evelyn Shalosky, both of Ohio; and eight grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/3/2005
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Leon "L.C." Tully, 88, a former Leon County commissioner, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003. The service will be at 4 p.m. EST Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Florida Sheriffs' Youth Ranches Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. From a pioneer family in Tallahassee, he was born April 13, 1915, to William and Lillie Tully and raised by his grandparents, Wallace and Sarah Williams. He graduated from Leon High School in 1933 and took over the family business of Tully's Grocery Market, Service Station and Cafe when his father was killed in September 1934. He was the youngest county commissioner in Tallahassee history when he was elected in November 1940 at the age of 25 and served three terms. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in World War II. After returning from the Army, he went back into the family business. After closing the family store, he entered the business world again as a Realtor, pursuing this facet of business for more than 20 years. He was a charter member of the Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, a life member of the Elks club, a former board member of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, a Kiwanis member for more than 50 years and president of the State Association of County Commissioners from 1955 to 1956. He is survived by his brother, Jack Tully (and wife Sue) of Tallahassee; three sisters, Mary Frances McGinty of Irving, Texas, Elizabeth Payne of Tallahassee and Winifred Hughes (and husband Ed) of Lake Wales; a cousin, Guy Revell (and wife Betty Jo); caregivers Gracie Simmons and Bronwyn Revell Moderau; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Billye Croft Tully; a sister, Lillie Mae Abstein; and two brothers, Bobby Tully and Jimmy Tully. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/1/2004.
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Viola K. Tully, 93, a homemaker, died Saturday, May 26, 2007. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home Chapel in Crawfordville (850-926-3333), with private burial at Crawfordville Cemetery. Family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Aucilla and had been a resident of the Wakulla area since 1932. She was a founding member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church. She was a friend to many in Wakulla County. She drilled wells with her husband, Buddy, until retirement and worked at Wakulla Springs when the Tarzan movies were made in the late 1930s. She loved music and loved to dance. She loved to garden and did flowers for weddings. She loved to laugh and to lift up others. She opened her arms wide to anyone with troubles. She was the last living sibling of her brother and two sisters and is survived by a sister-in-law, Juanita Kinsey of Tallahassee, two nieces, Karen Tully of Medart and Jenny Kinsey of Tallahassee; close friends, Lanie and Gary Brown of Medart, and many many family members and friends too numerous to list. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.M. "Buddy" Tully Jr. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/28/2007.
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Athens - Penelope Jane Tumlin, 62, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. Mrs. Tumlin attended the University of Georgia and worked as a teacher's assistant for the Wakulla County School Board in Florida. She was of the Protestant faith. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church, Ochlockonee, Fla. Survivors include three daughters, Amanda O'Halloran, Winter Haven, Fla., Paige Lile, Newport News, Va., and Hallie Wescott, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Patricia Chilivis, Atlanta; and a brother, Roderick Tumlin, Eatonton. Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Winter Haven, Fla., has charge of arrangements. Athens Banner-Herald, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003Published in the Athens Banner-Herald on Tuesday, January 7, 2003.
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Birthel J. Turner, fondly called "B.J.", 80, who retired as a supervisor of plumbing and heating at Florida A&M University, died Thursday, May 13, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Katrine Sweet Turner. The service will be at noon EDT Thursday at Jacob Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Strong & Jones Funeral Home (224-2139) and from 10 a.m. EDT until the service Thursday at the church. Born in Monticello, he moved to Tallahassee as a young man. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was also a member of the Mount Olive Masonic Lodge No. 5. Other survivors include six sons, Lorenzo Dilworth (and Paulette) of Bloomington, Ind., Jerome Dilworth (and Linda) and Johnnie Turner, both of Tallahassee, Samuel Dilworth (and Gloria) of Atlanta, John Black of Quincy and Harold Turner of New York, N.Y.; four daughters, Regina Smith-Holley (and Charles) of Winter Springs, Gail James of Greenville, and Jennifer and Angelia Turner, both of Tallahassee; a sister, Kather Mae Washington; three sisters-in-law, Gloria Turner of Crawfordville, Louisa Turner of Tallahassee and Alberta Green of Tampa; a brother-in-law, Jasper Sweet of Miami; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves an extended family: Elder Care Services, Gray Memorial Adult Day Care and the Dilworth family of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Bessie Turner; two brothers, Roosevelt and Elijah Turner; and two sisters, Katherine Gardner and Ella Mae Lindsey. The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Webster and Dr. Joseph Camps for many years of excellent health care. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/18/2004.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Elijah "Boy Jack" Turner, 63, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in Tallahassee. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Turner. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 1 in Crawfordville, with burial at Southside Cemetery in Tallahassee. Strong & Jones Funeral Home in Tallahassee (224-2139) is handling arrangements. He was a native of Monticello and had lived in Tallahassee for several years before moving to Crawfordville about 15 years ago. He was a general laborer for Elberta Crate Factory and was a cook and kitchen helper at Angelo's Seafood Restaurant. Other survivors include two sons, Simmule Turner (and wife Jennifer) of Rockville, Md., and Sebastian Hansen-Turner (and wife Tina) of Fort Lauderdale; three stepsons, Troy Rosier of Jacksonville, and Anthony Jackson and Joshua Manning, both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Bridgette Turner (and husband Johnny) and Deborah Turner, both of Tallahassee; three stepdaughters, Cassandra Rosier of St. Petersburg, Malinda Jackson of Tallahassee and Jessica Manning of St. Petersburg; a brother, Birthel Johnny Turner (and wife Katrina) of Tallahassee; two sisters, Ella (Mercy Mae) Mae Lindsey and Kather Mae Washington, both of Tallahassee; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/30/2003.
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Gladys Linzy Turner, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or First Baptist Church, 108 W. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Mrs. Turner was from a pioneer family of Wakulla County. In 1926, Gladys married Alfred Lewis Turner. During World War II, she worked at Camp Gordon Johnson for government contractors. She retired from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Gladys was actively involved in the community with her work in First Baptist Church, where she volunteered as a ceramics teacher, Tallahassee Garden Club, Tallahassee Woman's Club and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Medical Auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters, Jerry Morrow and Lila Eubanks (and husband Dewey), both of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lewis Turner; a daughter, Alfreda Smith; and two sons-in-law, James Smith and Dick Morrow. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/29/2003.
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CRAWFORDVILLE - Opal Turner, 72, a homemaker, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). She was born in Frakes, Ky., and was a resident of Crawfordville for 28 years. She was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jefferson of Crawfordville and Mary Ann Wade of Carrabelle; three brothers, Carl Hickman and Olard Hickman, both of Kentucky, and Junior Hickman of Michigan; two sisters, Zella Murry and Beatrice Parton, both of Kentucky; four grandchildren, Nelson Nichols, Teresa Nichols, Damon Nichols and Dana Sanders; and six great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 8/29/2003.
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MEDART - Robert Tweedie, 74, a technical representative for the Department of Defense, died Saturday, March 13, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Lorna G. Tweedie. A memorial service is being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Seafarers Chapel, c/o Rick Ruryk, 824 Woodville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born in Milford, Mass., and was a resident of Medart since 1989. He started his career with Sikorsky Helicopter Co., then became a technical representative for the Department of Defense. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Seafarers Chapel in Shell Point and was a Protestant. Other survivors include a son, Kirk Tweedie of Phoenix; a daughter, Linda Tweedie (and husband Alan Yates) of Redmond, Wash.; a brother, John Tweedie of North Carolina; two sisters, Eileen Nickerson of Maine and Margorie Fraser of Reno, Nev.; six grandchildren, Sage, Story, Sky and Scout Tweedie-Yates and Autumn Tweedie and April Tweedie; and his beloved dog, Schatz. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Tweedie; the mother of his children, Janet Tweedie; a brother, Richard Tweedie; and a sister, Shirley LaBounty. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 3/16/2004.
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Shirley L. Tyson, 64, a bookkeeper, died, Thursday, June 17, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Watson Tyson. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EDT today at New Light Church Cemetery in Wakulla County. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191) is handling arrangements. Other survivors include two daughters, Darlene Walker of Havana and Cathy Gaskell of Groveland; her mother, Margie Spears; six sisters, Mary Rhoden, Phyllis Thomas, Gloria Spears, Peggy Smith, Janet Swansberg and Billie Turner; three brothers, J.W. Spears, Danny Spears and Ernie Spears; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Tyson. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/19/2004 - 6/20/2004.
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