John W. Harris
John W. Harris of Gainesville died Saturday after a short illness. He was 73.
Mr. Harris was a retired postal employee. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he moved from Paterson, N.J., to Gainesville 10 years ago.
He was a Baptist. He also belonged to the L'Ouverture Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Lois E. Harris of Gainesville; two sons, Juan Harris of Paterson and John Harris of Hackensack, N.J.; two daughters, Lanette Harris of Hackensack and Sharon Haley of East Orange, N.J.; one sister, Yvonne Waters of Gainesville; and six grandchildren.
Dollie M. Jones
HAMPTON - Dollie M. Jones of Hampton died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a lengthy illness. She was 70.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker.
Born in Olustee, she moved from Jacksonville to Hampton 45 years ago.
Survivors include three daughters, Gloria J. Woods and Belinda Jones, both of Hampton, and Tanya Jones of Jacksonville; three sons, Roy Jones Jr. of Kansas, Jimmy Jones of Gainesville and Antony Jones of Chipley; and a sister, Lucille Hagans of Jacksonville.
Catherine Cecilia Loos Long
HAWTHORNE - Catherine Cecilia Loos Long of Hawthorne died Monday at Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. She was 91.
Mrs. Long was retired from the Marion County lunchroom system.
Born in Kendrick, she moved from Ocala to Hawthorne seven years ago.
She was Catholic.
Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her son, Bernard Long.
Survivors include three daughters, Lillian Cecilia Long Carlton of Hawthorne, Catherine June Long Glattli of Bronson and Linda Ann Long Hodges of Fort McCoy; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Annie Mae Nipper
NEWBERRY - Annie Mae Nipper of Newberry died Monday at her home after a long illness. She was 88.
Mrs. Nipper was a homemaker.
Born in Wray, Ga., she moved from Orange Heights to Newberry 59 years ago.
Mrs. Nipper enjoyed gardening, sewing and fancy handwork.
She received a Community Service Award and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Nipper was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newberry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Nipper; a son, Gene A. "Cowboy" Nipper; and a daughter, Varise Brunner.
Survivors include three sons, Dan Alsobrook, James C. Nipper and Charles Nipper, all of Newberry; five daughters, Jimmie Ortiz of Bronson, Madge Nipper of High Springs and Faye Purvis, Betty Jean Colson and Catherine Nipper, all of Newberry; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Clayton Preston Williams
WILLISTON - Clayton Preston Williams died Saturday in an auto accident near Williston. He was 46.
Mr. Williams was a concrete finisher and enjoyed writing and singing music.
He was a lifelong resident of Williston.
Mr. Williams was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Bertha D. Williams of Morriston; seven sisters, Frances W. Yates of Williston, Betty King and Effie Foster of Gainesville, Janice Philman of Orange Lake and Maydell W. Bell, Creola Dees and Patricia Price, all of Morriston.
Raymond Harvey Hodges
OLD TOWN - Raymond Harvey Hodges of Old Town died Sunday at his home. He was 83.
Mr. Hodges was a retired lawyer, professional boxer, taxi driver, master barber and cattle raiser. He also served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.
Born in Fenholloway, he moved from Zephyrhills to Old Town 21 years ago. He graduated from Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg.
He was a member of Church of Christ.
Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann Williamson.
Survivors include his wife, Nenita Hodges of Old Town; a son, Raymond Hodges Jr. of Old Town; and a daughter, Suzann Cornell of Old Town.
Nan Coates McDowell
HIGH SPRINGS - Nan Coates McDowell of High Springs died Monday at her home. She was 86.
Mrs. McDowell was a homemaker and a journalist. She formerly owned and operated Holiday House Restaurant in High Springs with her husband and wrote the "Hi-Lites" column for the High Springs Herald.
Born in Waycross, Ga., she moved from Gainesville to High Springs 70 years ago.
She graduated from High Springs High School.
Mrs. McDowell was the co-founder of High Springs Historical Society. She was a campaign worker and a member of Women's Club, First Presbyterian Church and the church's choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.R. "Dick" McDowell; and two sons, Michael Ruff and Richard Moore.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Alice McDowell Warren of Fort Myers; three brothers, W.T. "Bill" Coates Jr. of High Springs, Richard Harris Coates of Valrico and Fred Guffy Coats no 'e' of Avondale Estates, Ga.; three sisters, Alice Coates Smith and Beulah Coates Witherspoon, both of High Springs, and Ida Coates Palmer of Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Kenneth B. Patten Sr.
Kenneth B. Patten Sr. of Gainesville died Saturday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 70.
Mr. Patten was a sheet metal mechanic. He also served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.
Born in Beverly, Mass., he lived in Daytona Beach for 27 years before moving to Gainesville two years ago.
He enjoyed fishing and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 120.
Mr. Patten was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Fuss.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Patten of Gainesville; two sons, Kenneth B. Patten Jr. of Holly Hill and William Patten of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a daughter, Carol Pooser of Gainesville; two brothers, George Patten of Weymouth, Mass., and Edwin Patten of Lynn, Mass.; a sister, Barbara Reynolds of Athens, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the American Lung Association or the Boggy Creek Gang Camp in Eustis.