Doris P. Brooks
Doris P. Brooks of Gainesville died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 93.
Mrs. Brooks formerly owned and operated doris brooks children's shop in Jacksonville.
Born in Salisbury, N.C., she moved from Jacksonville to Gainesville 12 years ago.
She was a member of University Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her husband, Thurston L. Brooks; and a daughter, Doris Brooks Bush.
Survivors include a daughter, Carole Brooks McCoy of Gainesville; a son, Thurston L. "Buck" Brooks Jr. of Gainesville; two sisters, Margaret Poole Daniel of Austin, Texas, and Lois H. Poole of Jacksonville; a brother, Charles Clayton Brooks of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.
Suzanne M. Coyle
Suzanne M. Coyle of Gainesville died Monday in Gainesville after a long illness. She was 46.
Mrs. Coyle was born in Fall River, Mass., and moved to Gainesville from Miami 21 years ago. She was a sales associate with Wal-Mart. Mrs. Coyle loved gardening, plants, herbs, electronics and pets. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Coyle of Gainesville; three daughters, Michelle Sullivan, Kelly Sullivan Heilig and Willow Coyle, all of Gainesville; four sons, Shawn Sullivan and David Coyle, both of Gainesville, Jesse Coyle of Trenton and Sam Coyle of Bell; her mother, Christine Dallaire of Williston; a brother, Art Dallaire of Gainesville; and a sister, Catherine Robinson of Williston.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 500 NE 16th Ave.
William R. Gould
SARASOTA -- William R. Gould of Sarasota died Sunday in Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was 88.
Mr. Gould was a retired firefighter in New York City.
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he moved from Middletown, N.J., to Sarasota 30 years ago.
He was a Roman Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Gould of Sarasota; four daughters, including Elizabeth Ann Bache of Gainesville; and seven grandchildren.
Tommy Lee Crews
Tommy Lee Crews of Gainesville died Sunday at Shands at AGH. He was 49.
Mr. Crews was born in Bell and lived most of his life in Gainesville.
He attended the Church of God in Bell.
Survivors include a sister, Doris Gray of Archer; and two brothers, Donald Lee Crews of Gainesville and Robert Crews of Hawthorne.
Helen Catherine Lesko
DOWLING PARK -- Helen Catherine Lesko of Dowling Park died Monday in Gainesville after a short illness.
She was 89.
Mrs. Lesko was a homemaker.
Born in Easton, Conn., she moved from Stratford, Conn., to Dowling Park 24 years ago.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Women's Circle of St. Francis.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Lesko Sr. and George Lesko, both of Stratford; a daughter, Barbara Ann Lesko of Dowling Park; a brother, George Micklos of Fairfield, Conn.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Harry A. Sutherland
WILLISTON -- Harry A. Sutherland of Williston died Sunday at his home. He was 61.
Mr. Sutherland was a retired operating engineer.
Born in Sanford, he moved from Sanford to Williston 13 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Sutherland of Williston; a daughter, Debbie Watkins of St. Augustine; five sons, David Gately of Dunnellon, Jim Gately of Pensacola, Harry Sutherland and Ward Sutherland, both of Marlboro, N.Y., and Phillip Sutherland of Sanford; a sister, Jean Lewis of Longwood; and eight grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.
MICANOPY -- Glen Blackwelder of Micanopy died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 63.
Mr. Blackwelder was a logger in the timber business.
Born in Union County, he lived most of his life in Union and Alachua counties before moving to Micanopy 20 years ago.
Survivors include three daughters, Deanne Smith of Micanopy and Ethel McGhee and Sandra K. Blackwelder, both of Lake Park, Ga.; two brothers, Sam Blackwelder of Worthington Springs and W.O. Blackwelder of Middleburg; a sister, Syble Register of Lake City; and five grandchildren.
Hilda Olivia Chambers
ALACHUA -- Hilda Olivia Chambers of Alachua died Wednesday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. She was 79.
Mrs. Chambers was a retired lunchroom manager at Alachua and Santa Fe high schools.
She was a lifelong resident of Alachua.
Mrs. Chambers was a member of of First Presbyterian Church of Alachua and the Florida Food Service Association and was an honorary member of Santa Fe Future Farmers of America Chapter.
Survivors include her husband, J.C. Chambers of Alachua; two sons, Jerry Mac Chambers of Brunswick, Ga., and Ronald C. Chambers of Lake City; a daughter, Sandra Steele of Alachua; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Douglas and Ollie Mae Cannon, both of Hague; seven granddaughters; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Violet Cook Griffis
CHIEFLAND -- Violet Cook Griffis of Chiefland died Wednesday at her home. She was 79.
Mrs. Griffis was a retired school bus driver for Alachua County.
Born in Levy County, she was a lifelong resident of the area.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chiefland.
Mrs. Griffis enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger Hagan.
Survivors include three sons, Bud Hagan of Alachua, Don Hagan of Bell and David Hagan of Newberry; four daughters, Barbara Fort of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada, Velma Mikell of Bell, Lynette Cox of Arabi, Ga., and Denicecq Edwards of High Springs; a stepson, Jack Bozarth of Tampa; two stepdaughters, Glenda Polk of Alachua and Mary Sue Hunter of Bronson; two brothers, S.P. Cook and Earl Cook, both of Bronson; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Louise W. Klinkhammer
ALACHUA -- Louise W. Klinkhammer of Alachua died Wednesday at North Florida Rehab and Specialty Care Center in Gainesville. She was 83.
Mrs. Klinkhammer was born in New York City and moved to Alachua 22 years ago.
She was a member of St. Joseph Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Klinkhammer was preceded in death by her husband, August F. Klinkhammer.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Klinkhammer of Alachua.
Elizabeth Talmage of Gainesville died May 27 in Wenatchee, Wash. She was 35.
Ms. Talmage was an attorney. She also had served in the U.S. Army.
Born in Atlanta, she lived in Gainesville most of her life.
She received a law degree from the University of Florida and did post graduate work in China.
Survivors include her parents, Dr. Ward and Nancy Noyes of Gainesville; a brother, John C. Talmage Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a sister, Layne Cheek of Homosassa.