Neta Bertha Harrelson
Neta Bertha Harrelson of Helena, Ga., died Monday at Nature Coast Regional Hospital in Williston after a long illness. She was 90.
Mrs. Harrelson was a former city clerk in Helena, a former teacher in Georgia, and a former bookkeeper at Halverson Auto in Gainesville.
Born in Alamo, Ga., she lived in Hawthorne for 10 years before moving to Helena 43 years ago.
She graduated from the former Gainesville Business College.
Mrs. Harrelson enjoyed sewing and canning food, was a member of the Helena Methodist Church, and was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Harrelson; and a son, Clyde Blankenship.
Survivors include a son, Clinton Blankenship of Gainesville; two daughters, Grace B. Vickery of Holiday and Juanita B. Knauff of Williston; a brother, William S. Clark of Alamo; three sisters, Mary Ward of Warner-Robins, Ga., Lorene Clark of Alamo and Elizabeth Berry of Gulfport, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Wilbern Joseph Hunter
FORT WHITE - Wilbern Joseph Hunter of Fort White died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was 75.
Mr. Hunter was a retired truck driver for Isbell-Wright Gas Co. in High Springs.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort White and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Hunter was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elaine C. Hunter of Fort White; three sons, Wilbert J. Hunter and Chris Hunter, both of Fort White, and Gary Hunter of Gainesville; two daughters, Lisa Swartz of Fort White and Kim Everett of Live Oak; three sisters, Hessie Thomas of Atlanta, Blanche Hunter of Lake City and Marguerite DuBose of Fort White; a brother, Lewis Hunter of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Fenton Koon Lang
FORT WHITE - Fenton Koon Lang of Fort White died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 81.
Mrs. Lang was a retired registered nurse.
Born in Fort White, she moved from Tampa back to Fort White 21 years ago.
Mrs. Lang was a Protestant.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry H. Lang of Lake City, Ronald A. Lang of Raleigh, N.C., and Stephen F. Lang of Alachua; three sisters, Caretha Douglas of High Springs, Daisy Benedickson of Moses Lake, Wash., and Belle Jeffords of Alachua; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Shirley A. Sellers
HIGH SPRINGS - Shirley A. Sellers of High Springs died Monday at her home after a long illness. She was 62.
Mrs. Sellers was a retired teacher in Duval County.
She was born in High Springs and moved from Jacksonville back to High Springs two years ago.
Mrs. Sellers was a member of the Otis Road Church of God in Jacksonville.
Survivors include her husband, Sylvester Sellers of High Springs; and two brothers, Lamar Hines and Kenneth Hines, both of High Springs.
Molly Harrower, a former University of Florida professor whose pioneering work in clinical psychology refined the testing of personality and stress tolerance, died Saturday at her home in Gainesville. She was 93.
Mrs. Harrower helped expand the use of the Rorschach test, commonly known as the ink blot test, by administering a group version she designed to Canadian armed forces recruits during World War II. She developed her own set of ink blot cards called the Harrower Blots, which, like the Rorschach test, were designed to reveal underlying personality structures of individuals through the figures they see in the blots.
She also developed a stress tolerance test that has been adapted to determine different kinds and levels of stress.
"She was one of the important giants in using the Rorschach test and diagnostic testing," said Mary McCaulley, a retired UF clinical psychology professor. "She was so insightful. She was still doing research and studies, and still had some publications in the last two or three years."
Mrs. Harrower was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to Gainesville in 1968.
Her route to psychology and UF was an unconventional one. Mrs. Harrower earned an academic diploma in psychology from London University. She then went to France on a scholarship to study dance and painting. There, she met the eccentric linguistic psychologist Charles Kay Ogden. She became associate editor of the journal "Psyche," which he edited.
Ogden recommended Mrs. Harrower to the late Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka, then at Smith College. Harrower went to work for Koffka and eventually earned a doctorate from Smith.
In 1937, Mrs. Harrower got funding from the Rockefeller Foundation to be an experimental psychologist in Montreal. Her work there led to the development of the Rorschach test.
Mrs. Harrower later worked in private practice, then as a psychologist with the U.S. State Department, the Surgeon General's Office and the Multiple Sclerosis Association.
She moved to Gainesville following the death of her husband, Mortimer Lahm, at the invitation of UF psychology professor Wilse Webb. She taught at UF until her retirement at the mandatory age of 70.
"She was a brilliant woman who was before her time," said Ann Page, a longtime friend. "She was a part of our family."
Hobbies included poetry, swimming, golf, music and tending her cats. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida or the Humane Society of Alachua County.
Marguerite Ann McCabe
Marguerite Ann McCabe of Gainesville died Saturday in Gainesville. She was 88.
Mrs. McCabe was an Walgreen's auditor for 40 years in Chicago.
She was born in LaSalle, Ill., and moved from Chicago to Florida 30 years ago.
She was a Catholic.
Survivors include a daughter, Carole Walker of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Laura Waltrip of Tampa, Pamela Hall and Edwin Hoeft, both of Gainesville, Michael Hoeft of Ft. Lauderdale, and Mary Ann Walker of Hillsborough, N.C.; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Barry H. Kline
Barry H. Kline of Gainesville died Saturday in Gainesville of a heart attack. He was 55.
Mr. Kline was born in Reading, Pa., and had lived in Gainesville since 1981.
He was a self-employed mortgage broker and a member of the Rotary Club. woorking with Kanapaha Botanical Gardesn and the Girls Club of Alachua County. He graduated from the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. Mr. Kline served in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Kline of Gainesville; his mother, Eva L. Kline of Reading; one son, Curtis A. Kline of Daytona Beach; two stepsons, Marcus Lisle of Boston and Nathan Lisle of Seattle; one stepdaughter, Catherine Lisle of Gainesville, and one siste, Nancy DeAcosta of Reading.
Phillip Michael Liston
Phillip Michael Liston of Archer died Thursday after an extended illness.
He was 49.
Mr. Liston was born in Huntington, W. Va., and moved to Archer 16 years ago from Newberry. He was the former owner of Gainesville Handicapped Typing and a former member of the Gainesville Bird Fanciers. Mr. Liston was a member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Liston of Archer; three daughters, Angela Michelle Stern of West Virginia; Karri JoAnn Pope Liston of Tampa; Carla Victoria Liston of Archer; two sons, Anthony Michael Liston of Archer and Clovis Percy Liston of Archer; two brothers, Clovis Darrell Liston Jr. of Jacksonville and George William Liston of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two sisters, Barbara Jean Rowe of Newberry and Patricia Kathleen Liston of Leesburg; and two granddaughters.
Maxie B. Lowe
Maxie B. Lowe of Dunnellon died there Sunday.
He was 91.
Mr. Lowe moved to Dunnellon from Tidewater 76 years ago. He was the owner of Sun Phosphate, served on the Dunnellon Town Council from 1950 to 1953 and was former chairman of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Lowe was a longtime member and steward of First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon.
Mr. Lowe was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie B. Lowe. Survivors include his caretaker, Patricia Schaffer of Dunnellon, and one sister, Mrs. D.C. Land of Yankeetown.
Beatrice W. Burns
GAINESVILLE - Beatrice W. Burns of Gainesville died Friday night at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Burns was a homemaker.
Mrs. Burns was born in Monteocha and moved from Hollywood to Gainesville 36 years ago.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, David Burns of Lake Butler and Grant Burns of Gainesville.