Rose Marie Lyons
LAKE CITY - Rose Marie Lyons of Lake City died Wednesday at her home after a long illness. She was 45.
Mrs. Lyons was a homemaker and a member of the Eternal Rock Church in Lake City.
She was born in Clearwater and moved from Titusville to Lake City five years ago.
Survivors include her companion, Richard Hadley of Lake City; two daughters, Christina Bohannon and Cheryl Maderios, both of Lake City; her mother, Gracie Lyons of Live Oak; a son, Robert Peters of Lake City; her companion's son, Jason Hadley of Lake City; five sisters, Annie Duncan of Largo, Erma Blackburn of Live Oak, Betty Baldree of Columbia, S.C., and Vernice Brown and Gracie A. Williams, both of Ocala; a brother, David Lyons of Tampa; and four grandchildren.
Lillian Onita Wheeler
ALACHUA - Lillian Onita Wheeler of Alachua died Wednesday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. She was 92.
Mrs. Wheeler was a former hospital clerk.
She was born in Champaign, Ill., and moved from Blufton, Ind., to Alachua 52 years ago.
Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie Lee Wheeler and William E. Wheeler; and two daughters, Dorothy Lou Wheeler O'Brien and Carroll Alys Emerson.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas D. Wheeler of Brooker and Darrell E. Wheeler of Cusseta, Ga.; a daughter, Judy Wheeler of Alachua; a sister, Lucy Alice Reacer of Columbus, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Elwood Joffre Willis
BELLEVIEW - Elwood Joffre Willis of Belleview died unexpectedly Monday in Ocala. He was 80.
Mr. Willis was a mixing-room attendant. He also was retired from the U.S. Navy.
He was born in Williston and moved from Tampa to Belleview 14 years ago.
Mr. Willis was a Protestant and a member of the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Willis of Belleview; a daughter, Naomi Perry of Tampa; a brother, James Carl Willis of Williston; a sister, Cleo Clifton of Williston; and two grandchildren.
Sandra Anne Winston
Sandra Anne Winston of Gainesville died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was 57.
Miss Winston was a retired occupational therapist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lake City.
She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.
Miss Winston graduated from P.K. Yonge and attended Hollings College in Virginia before graduating from the University of Florida.
She was a member of the Lake City Animal Shelter.
Survivors include several cousins.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Lake City Animal Shelter.
William Edwin Banks
RAIFORD - William Edwin Banks of Raiford died Tuesday at the University Hospital in Jacksonville after a motorcycle accident. He was 56.
Mr. Banks was a retired engineer with Sun Oil in Chester, Pa.
He was born in Raiford and moved from Chester, Pa., back to Raiford 25 years ago.
Mr. Banks was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raiford and a member of the Master Mates and Pilots Union in Jacksonville.
Survivors include two sons, William E. "Binky" Banks and David R. Banks, both of Colora, Md.; two daughters, Becky Banks of Chadsford, Pa., and Betty Jean Ostendorf of Lake City; his mother, Betty Ross of Raiford; a brother, Joel Alvarez of Raiford; and three grandchildren.
Wilson Melvin Capell, Sr.
Wilson Melvin Capell Sr. of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at AGH in after a short illness. He was 94.
Mr. Capell was a retired switchboard operator for Proctor & Gamble.
He was born in Rochelle and moved from Perry to Gainesville 25 years ago.
Mr. Capell was a member of Perry Lodge No. 123 F&AM; for 70 years. He was a member of the North Central Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, W.M. "Monk" Capell.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Cowart Capell of Gainesville; a son, Harry Richmond Capell of Live Oak; two brothers, Wood Moreland Capell of Lake City and the Rev. Tom Capell of Lakeland; a sister, Annie Fay Hickox of Hawthorne; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of contributions to North Central Baptist Church.
Jewell Crews Cellon
Jewell Crews Cellon of Gainesville died Tuesday at Gainesville Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was 94.
Mrs. Cellon was a homemaker.
She was born in LaCrosse, where she lived her entire life. Mrs. Cellon was a former AGH Auxillary member. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, D. Mondell Cellon and a son, DeWitt L. Cellon.
Survivors include two sons, D.M. Cellon Jr. of Gainesville and Kenneth L. Cellon of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Leverett Crews of Gainesville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of a contribution to a favorite charity.
Deacon Oliac C. "O.C." Henderson
PALATKA - Deacon Oliac C. "O.C." Henderson of Palatka died Saturday at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka after a long illness. He was 74.
Mr. Henderson was a retired teacher and served in the U.S. Army.
He was born in Hawthorne and moved from Wildwood to Palatka 39 years ago.
He was a member of the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and served in many ministries, including the Secretary of the Deacon's Ministry and as assistant superintendent of the church's Sunday school.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Clareatha Smith Henderson.
Survivors include two sons, Calvester T. Carter of Ramstein, Germany, and Alfred O. Henderson of Palatka; two daughters, Annie H. Coleman of Atlanta and Orlantha Claretta McKinnon of Palatka; two brothers, the Rev. C.C. Henderson of Hawthorne and Warren Henderson Sr. of Gainesville; six sisters, Elmer Morris of Williston, Marjorie Jenkins of Johnson, Marzella McDonald and Emma Bell Clayton, both of Jacksonville, Lillie Mae Williams of Hawthorne and Maeola Thompkins of Cleveland; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
John Henry Hickmon
ALACHUA - John Henry Hickmon of Alachua died Sunday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a short illness. He was 86.
Mr. Hickmon was a retired truck driver.
He was born in Thomasville, Ga., and moved from O'Brien to Alachua 50 years ago.
Mr. Hickmon was a member of St. Luke AME Church in Alachua.
Survivors include a daughter, Vanessa Hickmon Callahan of Ocala; six sons, Nathaniel Hickmon of Panama City, Izell Hickmon of Titusville, Wesley Hickmon of Trenton, N.J., Allen Hickmon of Newberry, the Rev. Freddie Hickmon of High Springs and Charles Hickmon of Titusville; 31 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
DAY - T.C. Buchanan of Day died Tuesday at his home. He was 78.
Mr. Buchanan was a farmer and former director of the Lafayette County Farm Bureau. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
A lifelong resident of Day, he was a deacon at the Brewer Lake Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn S. Buchanan of Day; a daughter, Brenda Gayle Land of Mayo; a brother, Keith Buchanan of Day; and one grandson.