Robert Calvin Faircloth Sr.
Robert Calvin Faircloth Sr. of Gainesville died Wednesday at his home. He was 69.
Mr. Faircloth was a retired auto salesman. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Born in Sanford, he moved from Sanford to Gainesville 25 years ago.
He was a member of Church of God in Newberry.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Lee Faircloth of Gainesville; a daughter, Brenda Hess of Gainesville; a son, Bob Faircloth Jr. of Vancouver, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.
Cleveland Roosevelt Johnson Jr.
Cleveland Roosevelt Johnson Jr. of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. He was 54.
He was a retired wastewater plant operator for Gainesville Regional Utilities. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Born in McMeekin, he moved from Hawthorne to Gainesville 20 years ago.
He was a member of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Edgar.
Survivors include his companion, Shirley Ricks of Gainesville; two sons, Melvin Johnson and Troy Johnson, both of Gainesville; a daughter, Maxine Johnson of Gainesville; his parents, Cleveland R. Johnson Sr. and Maxine D. Johnson of Hawthorne; four sisters, Harriet Gordon, Melva McPhadden, Deborah McGruder and Mary Johnson, all of Hawthorne; and 11 grandchildren.
Herbert Anthony Langston
LONGWOOD - Herbert Anthony Langston of Longwood died Wednesday at his son's home in Longwood. He was 88.
Mr. Langston was a retired insurance agent and a retired schoolteacher. He also retired from the Army Air Forces as a lieutenant colonel.
He was a a civil defense director, charter member of Cross City Volunteer Fire Department, president of the Cross City Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club, and chairman of the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society in Dixie County. He also delivered Christmas baskets and helped Meals on Wheels.
He was a lifelong resident of Cross City before moving to Longwood five months ago. He was a 1931 graduate of the University of Florida.
Mr. Langston was a member of the Dixie County School Board and was a treasurer at Cross City United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Liles Langston.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert Langston Jr. of Longwood and Stephen Langston of Stone Mountain, Ga.; three daughters, Betty Nell Mills and Susan Langston, both of Cross City, Phyllis Stopford of Orlando; and a sister, Annette Long of Cross City; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to United Christian Services of Dixie County or to the Cross City United Methodist Church, both in Cross City.
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Frank Nelson of Fort Lauderdale died Saturday at North Broward Medical Center Hospice in Pompano Beach. He was 75.
Mr. Nelson was formerly employed in maintenance at Broward Community College.
Born in Hawthorne, he moved to Broward County 40 years ago.
He attended New Hope United Methodist Church in Hawthorne.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise King Nelson of Fort Lauderdale; three sons; three daughters; a sister, Julia Mae Gordon of Hawthorne; two brothers; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Jordan Standridge
ARCHER - Elizabeth Jordan Standridge, infant, of Archer died Tuesday at The Women's Center of North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.
She was a Catholic.
Survivors include her parents, Melissa and James Allen Standridge of Gainesville, a brother, Ethan Standridge of Gainesville; paternal grandparents, Jake and Laura Standridge and Glenda and Alan Heft;dk cities maternal grandparents, Dr. John and Donna M. Boyle of Gainesville and Donna D. Boyle of Blairsville, Ga.; paternal great-grandmother, Hazel Cox of Gainesville; and maternal great-grandmother, Dolores Snead of Blairsville.
Luther A. Thomas
Luther A. Thomas of Gainesville died June 17 at Shands at AGH after a long illness. He was 61.
Mr. Thomas was an auto mechanic. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Born in Fairbanks, he moved from Fairbanks to Gainesville.
He was a 1958 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Mr. Thomas was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include two sons, Winston Thomas of Gainesville and Mark Allen of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Leslie Thomas of Atlanta; seven sisters, Mable Crawford of Archer, Princess Simmons of Long Island, N.Y., and Katie Thomas, Mary Edwards, Martha Miller, Viola Thomas and Barbara Thomas, all of Gainesville; and one grandchild.
Ruby Mae Cudjo Wilson
Ruby Mae Cudjo Wilson of Gainesville died June 17 at Shands at AGH after a sudden illness. She was 59.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of Old Jerusalem Baptist Church.
She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.
Survivors include her mother, Maude Cudjo of Gainesville; a daughter, Helen E. Wilson of Gainesville; two sons, Albert Wilson III of Fort Myers and Johnny Wilson of Gainesville; a sister, Ada Mae Gainey of Gainesville; three brothers, Charles Cudjo of Gainesville, Mack Cudjo of Birmingham, Ala., and Johnny Cudjo of Williston; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Joann Brown Jackson
Joann "Ms. J" Brown Jackson of Gainesville died Friday at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida after a brief illness. She was 60.
Ms. Jackson was born in Valdosta, Ga., and moved to Gainesville in the 1940s.
She was a food and nutrition assistant with Shands Hospital at UF and also a former employee of Eastside High School.
Ms. Jackson was a member of Williams Temple Church of God in Christ.
She attended Lincoln High School, where she was a majorette with the marching band.
Survivors include a son, Ellis Bonds Jr. of Gainesville; a daughter, Debra G. Love of Gainesville; sisters, Jessie Mae Brown, Dorothy Ann Clark, and Annie D. Brown of Gainesville; a brother, Jessie Lee Brown of Gainesville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Helen E. Kaiser
Helen E. Kaiser of Melrose died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida.
She was 91.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Kaiser moved to Gainesville in 1952 with her late husband, the Rev. William C. Kaiser Jr. of Melrose.
After serving congregations in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and the Virgin Islands, they retired in 1976 in the Gainesville area.
She was a member of University of Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, William C. Kaiser of Melrose; two daughters, Jean L. Dohany of Fayetteville, Ga., Nancy L. Miller of Lansdowne, Pa.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the memorial fund at University Lutheran Church.
Barbara Ann Kramer
Barbara Ann Kramer of Trenton died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. She was 64.
Mrs. Kramer was a waitress.
Born in Ocean City, N.J., Mrs. Kramer spent most of her life in Pinellas Park. She moved to Trenton four months ago.
Survivors include her daughter, Laura McGurron of St. Petersburg; a son, Bryan Kramer of Jacksonville; a sister, Julia Squires of Old Town; a brother, James Bancroft of McAlpin; and six grandchildren.
William S. Latsko
William S. Latsko of Gainesville died Tuesday in Lake City after a long illness. He was 79.
Mr. Latsko was a building inspector for the state Board of Control and for Myril Hanes & Jim McGinley.
Mr. Latsko was also a disabled veteran, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a 2nd lieutenant. He was a quarterback for the Gators from 1940 to 1942 and was a letterman all three years. He was a member of Blue Key, Knights of Columbus, B.P.O Elks Lodge No. 990 and the American Legion Post No. 16.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Oradell Beard Latsko of Gainesville; sons Fred Latsko, Carlton S. Latsko, William L. Latsko and Jimbo Latsko, all of Gainesville and Matt Latsko of Sarasota; a sister Betty Jane Suchey of Farrell, Pa.; and brothers Andy Latsko, Al Latsko and Tom Latsko, all of Farrell.
Curvelious McNish of High Springs died Monday in Vencor after a long illness. She was 85.
Mrs. McNish was a homemaker.
Born in Fort White, she lived in High Springs for most of her life.
She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her brothers, Acie James, Joesph James and Roosevelt James, all of Fort White.
John W. Melzer
John W. "Jack" Melzer died Sunday in Erie, Pa. He was 82.
Mr. Melzer was born in Homestead, Pa., and was a winter resident in the Starke area for the past 21 years.
Mr. Melzer was a retired construction supervisor for the Federal Aviation Administration. He also was known as a Volkswagen engine specialist.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Mayle of Newark, Del., and Pat Peckham of Milford, Pa; a sister, Midge Melzer of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren; one niece; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.