Grady Allen Cochran
HAWTHORNE - Grady Allen Cochran of Hawthorne died Wednesday at Hospice House in Gainesville. He was 82.
Mr. Cochran was a maintenance worker at MacArthur Dairy Plant. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was born in Fort Payne, Ala., and moved from Miami to Hawthorne 13 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Cochran of Hawthorne; a daughter, Barbara C. Powell of Hialeah; a son, Thomas A. Cochran of Miami; a stepson, Roy C. Jennings Jr. of Mount Airy, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice House.
William Curtis Connell Jr.
William Curtis Connell Jr. of Gainesville died Thursday at his home. He was 73.
Lt. Cmdr. Connell was retired from the U.S. Navy and had served in World War II.
He was born in Charlottesville, Va., and moved from Miami to Gainesville seven years ago.
Lt. Cmdr. Connell was a member of the Holy Faith Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna F. Connell of Gainesville; a son, Guy L. Connell of Middleburg; a daughter, Patricia A. Marston of Alachua; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Hoyt Haymans Jr.
Hoyt Haymans Jr. of Gainesville died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 74.
Mr. Haymans was a retired salesman for Shaw & Keeter Ford, now Paul West Ford. He was also a former Gainesville Police Department officer and a former security guard at the federal building in Gainesville.
He was a lifelong resident of Gainesville and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Haymans was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church, the York Rite, the Gainesville Shrine Club, the Morocco Temple Shriners in Jacksonville, the Scottish Rite and was a former member of the Florida Highway Patrol. He was also president of the Gainesville Crescent Foundation and past master of the Gainesville Lodge No. 41 F&AM.;
Survivors include a daughter, Linda L. Williams of Jacksonville; a son, Hoyt "Skip" Haymans III of Eustis; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Velma F. Bellaw
Velma F. Bellaw of The Village in Gainesville died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 88.
Mrs. Bellaw was a homemaker.
She was born in Franklinville, N.Y., and moved from Largo to Gainesville one year ago.
Mrs. Bellaw was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach.
Survivors include a brother, Gilbert Furman of Port Huron, Mich.; three sisters, Catherine Nicolai and Patricia Ladendorf, both of Lakeland, and Joyce Yancey of Gainesville.
Jacqueline Marie Berry
MORRISTON - Jacqueline Marie Berry of Morriston died Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was 49.
Mrs. Berry was a receptionist and a master gardener in the state Department of Agriculture.
She was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved from Palm Beach County to Morriston three months ago.
Mrs. Berry was a Christian.
Survivors include her husband, Leslie Berry of Morriston; two sons, Christopher Berry of West Palm Beach and Daniel Berry of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Dawn Taylor of Panama City; her father, Floyd Cunningham of Wellington; her mother, Jacqueline Mooney of Coral Gables; a sister, Patricia Mooney of Titusville; and five grandchildren
McALPIN - Linda Carver of McAlpin died Friday at Lake City Medical Center after a long illness. She was 55.
Mrs. Carver was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was born in Fernandina Beach and moved to McAlpin 32 years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Carver of McAlpin; three daughters, Leslie Carver of Melbourne, Ashlee Carver of Lake City and Mandy Carver of McAlpin; five sisters, Ann Grace, Evon Hatfield and Wanda Green, all of Fernandina Beach, Latrell Williams of Lulu and Maggie Gore of Jacksonville; two brothers, John Guest and Delmas Guest, both of Fernandina Beach; and one grandchild.
Joe Cleveland Dees
BRONSON - Joe Cleveland Dees of Bronson died Thursday at Hospice House in Gainesville after a long illness. He was 76.
Mr. Dees was a truck driver for the state Department of Transportation.
He was born in Gainesville and moved from Cross City to Bronson 25 years ago.
Mr. Dees was a member of the McCrab Baptist Church in Old Town.
He enjoyed fishing and listening to bluegrass music.
Survivors include his wife, Levaughn Dees of Bronson; three sons, Sidney Joe Dees of Georgia, Lowell Dees of Old Town and Tommy Bodiford of Bronson; six daughters, JoeAnn Garcia, Gatsy Long, Crystal Dees and Lorrie Dees, all of Bronson, Shirley Tricocci of Raiford and Susan Ergle of Alachua; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Piccola Dozer Lytle Oglesby
STEINHATCHEE - Piccola Dozer Lytle Oglesby of Steinhatchee died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 82.
Mrs. Oglesby was a minister and a member of the Salem Baptist Purity Church.
She was born in Lake Bird and was a lifelong resident of Steinhatchee.
Mrs. Oglesby was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Cecil J. Oglesby Sr.; and one son.
Survivors include three sons, Cecil J. Oglesby Jr. and Parker Oglesby, both of Everglades City, and G.W. Oglesby of Steinhatchee; three daughters, Gussie Harris of Glen St. Mary, Georgia Brown of Chokoloskee and Ila Harris of Macclenny; two brothers, Robert Lee Lytle of Lake Bird and Jay Bryant Lytle of Steinhatchee; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
STARKE - Jim Reddish of Starke died Thursday at his home after a long illness. He was 41.
Mr. Reddish was employed at Starke Uniform and was a lifelong resident of Starke.
Mr. Reddish attended the Church of God.
Survivors include three sisters, Carol Reddish and Bette Brown, both of Starke, and Susan Cauley of Baxley, Ga.; and two brothers, Greg Reddish of Jacksonville and Bill Reddish of Starke.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Jim Reddish Memorial Fund at Hope Lodge, c/o Community State Bank in Starke.
Elizabeth L. Tuttle
OLD TOWN - Elizabeth L. Tuttle of Old Town died Thursday in Old Town. She was 85.
Mrs. Tuttle was a retired hotel housekeeper.
She was born in Charleston, S.C., and moved from Avon Park to Old Town 12 years ago.
Mrs. Tuttle enjoyed dancing, sewing and creating ceramic crafts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Tuttle; a son, Kenneth Ray Tuttle; and a daughter, Janice Faith LaPort.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph B. Tuttle Jr. and William I. Tuttle, both of Hollywood; three daughters, Betty Ann Tuttle and Barbara VanDermark, both of Old Town, and Carroll Stephen of Hollywood; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Elner M. Wiggs
WILLISTON - Elner M. Wiggs of Williston died Thursday in Williston after a long illness. She was 78.
Mrs. Wiggs was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was born in Arkansas and moved from Inverness to Williston five years ago.
Survivors include a son, Roger D. White of Williston; and four grandchildren.