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Reinard M. McCray

TALLAHASSEE - Reinard M. McCray of Tallahassee died Tuesday at his home. He was 30.

Mr. McCray was a corrections officer. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was born in Ocala and lived in Gainesville before moving to Tallahassee more than five years ago.

Mr. McCray was a member of the Masons and the Faith Baptist Church.

He graduated from Eastside High School and received his Associate of Arts from Keiser College in Tallahassee.

Survivors include a son; his mother, Ola Pearl Hill of Gainesville; his father and stepmother, Sampson and Betty McCray of Gainesville; three sisters, Tara McCray, Sharon McCray and Samantha McCray, all of Gainesville; three brothers, including Navares C. Mosley of Gainesville; and his maternal grandmother.

Emma Lee Munnerlyn

HAWTHORNE - Emma Lee Munnerlyn of Hawthorne died Sunday Putnam Memorial Hospital in Palatka after a brief illness. She was 52.

Mrs. Munnerlyn was a retired school behavioral program assistant in Macon, Ga.

She was born in Macon, Ga., and moved to Hawthorne 35 years ago.

Mrs. Munnerlyn was a member of the Gordon Chapel Community Church in Hawthorne.

Survivors include her husband, Elton L. Munnerlyn of Hawthorne; five daughters, Makeda Bryant and Burnadette Munnerlyn, both of Gainesville, Regina Bryant of Augusta, Ga., Magina Bryant Harris of Camden, N.J., and Tamara Munnerlyn of Keystone Heights; a son, Kenyatta Bryant of Camden; six sisters, Veria Harris and Carolyn Simmons, both of Cincinnati, Lansice Miller of New Jersey, Alberta Rouse of Gainesville and Peggy J. Butt and Barbara J. Ballard, both of Macon; six brothers, Cleveland Shinholster, John K. Shinholster and McClure Shinholster, all of Macon, Darnell Shinholster and Larry Shinholster, both of Detroit, and Harold Shinholster of Atlanta; and five grandchildren.

Johnny Lee Richardson Sr.

CROSS CITY - Johnny Lee Richardson Sr. of Cross City died Jan. 7 in Trenton after a long illness. He was 59.

Mr. Richardson was a retired truck driver.

He was born in Hague and moved to Cross City 25 years ago.

Mr. Richardson was a member of the Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Richardson of Cross City; seven daughters, Marylyn Granger of Gainesville, Debra Richardson and Linda McHenry, both of Chiefland, Tina Hall and Winnie Richardson, both of Tampa, and Suwania Lee and Katrina Smith, both of Cross City; a sister, Louise Perry of Chiefland; a brother, Ernest Richardson of Winter Springs; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Robert Lee Ridgeway

TRENTON - Robert Lee Ridgeway of Trenton died Wednesday at the Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton. He was 91.

Mr. Ridgeway was retired from the Florida Department of Transportation.

He was born in Wilcox and moved from Jacksonville to Trenton 18 years ago.

Mr. Ridgeway was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Lucille Ridgeway.

Survivors include his wife, Lovie Cozene Gainey Ridgeway of Trenton; four daughters, Thelma Ridgeway Cloer of McHenry, Miss., Blonnie Knaggs of Warner Robins, Ga., Dorothy Oaks of Hammond, La., and Betty Crawford of Brandon; four sons, Maxie Ridgeway and Donald Ridgeway, both of Navarre, and Jimmy Ridgeway and Thomas Ridgeway, both of Trenton; a brother, Gordon Ridgeway of Trenton; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

James Henry Sapp Sr.

TRENTON - James Henry Sapp Sr. of Trenton died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 91.

Mr. Sapp was a retired master carpenter. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was born in Jennings Lake and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Mr. Sapp was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and the Carpenters Local Union No. 75.

He was a Seventh-day Adventist and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include four sons, James Henry Sapp Jr. and Thomas Leslie Sapp, both of Trenton, Mitchell Earl Sapp of Gainesville and Barney Lee Sapp of Alachua; four daughters, Linnie Beck of Trenton, Donna Wright of Zebulon, N.C., Audrey Wynne of Newberry and Germaine Wynns of Old Town; a sister, Florence Gay of Fairbanks; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Jennings Lake Cemetery Fund.

Minnie Tice

LIVE OAK - Minnie Tice of Live Oak died Tuesday at her home. She was 87.

Mrs. Tice was a homemaker and a deaconess at the First Advent Christian Church in Live Oak.

She was born in New Brockton, Ala., and moved from Plant City to Live Oak 21 years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Clifton Lamar Tice of Clermont and Moody Frank Tice of Yuma, Ariz.; six daughters, Caroline Jerabek and Melba Frier, both of Live Oak, Sybil Gay of Plant City, Gayle Allen of Lakeland, Janice Price of Lake City and Debra Langford of Tampa; 30 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Gerald J. Wagoner

NEWBERRY - Gerald J. Wagoner of Newberry died Saturday at his home. He was 71.

Mr. Wagoner was an auto mechanic. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was born in Hammond, N.Y., and moved to Newberry 10 years ago.

Mr. Wagoner enjoyed bowling, fishing and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Wagoner of Newberry; two sons, Larry Wagoner of St. Petersburg and George Wagoner of Newberry; a daughter, Edna Wagoner of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Katherine Hayes of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren.

Gertrude Cohoon Watson

GULF HAMMOCK - Gertrude Cohoon Watson of Gulf Hammock died Monday in Gulf Hammock due to injuries suffered in an auto accident. She was 80.

Mrs. Watson was the former owner and operator of a fig tree nursery in Gulf Hammock.

She was born in Columbia, N.C., and moved from St. Petersburg to Gulf Hammock 40 years ago.

Mrs. Watson attended the Church of God in Gulf Hammock and was a member of the Church of God in Williston. She formerly taught Sunday school at both churches.

Survivors include three sons, Alfred L. Watson of Sacramento, Calif., Kenneth T. Watson of Bronson and George R. Watson of Melrose; a sister, Mamie Jennings of Camden, N.C.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Quincy Bernard Butler

CROSS CITY - Quincy Bernard Butler of Cross City died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 23.

Mr. Butler served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a lifelong resident of Cross City and a member of the Assembly of God Calvary Temple in Cross City.

Survivors include a daughter, Alexis Butler of Champaign, Ill.; his parents, Terry and Sheila Butler of Old Town; and two sisters, Terra O'steen and Shana Butler, both of Old Town.

Elizabeth M. Cole

Elizabeth M. Cole of Gainesville died Monday at Hospice House in Gainesville. She was 75.

Mrs. Cole was a retired executive secretary for Xerox Co. in Webster, N.Y.

Born in Windsor, Vt., she moved from Rochester, N.Y., to Gainesville 14 years ago.

Mrs. Cole was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Rochester.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph W. Cole of Gainesville; two daughters, Janet M. Leichtner of Pittsford, N.Y., and Mary F. Huston of Rochester; three sons, Stephen T. Cole of Rochester, Gerald T. Cole of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Thomas J. Cole of Livonia, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Marvin Colson

TRENTON - Marvin Colson of Trenton died Tuesday at his home. He was 78.

Mr. Colson was a retired painter at Lancaster Correctional Institution.

Born in Gilchrist County, he moved from Miami to Trenton 39 years ago.

Mr. Colson was a member of Woodmen of the World.

He was a former deacon at Joppa Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Onnie Mae Colson of Trenton; a son, Larry Colson of Trenton; a foster son, Dolan Smith of Crystal River; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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