Sean Gary Stucker
OLUSTEE - Sean Gary Stucker of Olustee died Wednesday at University Hospital in Jacksonville after a job-related accident in Lake City. He was 30.
Born in Prescott, Ariz., he moved from Phoenix, Ariz., to Olustee one year ago.
Mr. Stucker was a member of the Olustee Volunteer Fire Department and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union No. 1205 in Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Stucker of Olustee; two sons, Heath Ryan Stucker of Nashville, Tenn., and Cody Jack Stucker of Olustee; his father, Gary Stucker of Phoenix; his mother, Jill Stucker of Prescott; a sister, Margo Dawson of Olustee; his maternal grandmother, Nell Thompson of Clearwater; and his paternal grandmother, Pearl Chamberlain of Boise, Idaho.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the American Heart Association in Gainesville.
Ruby H. Trippensee
Ruby H. Trippensee of Gainesville died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 56.
Mrs. Trippensee was a homemaker and a seamstress.
Born in Jacksonville, she moved from Jacksonville to Gainesville 31 years ago.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Trippensee played the piano.
Survivors include her husband, Russell W. Trippensee of Gainesville; two daughters, Gay T. Yerman and Paige T. Markham, both of Gainesville; and three grandchildren, Jacob Markham, Lane Markham and Jessica Yerman.
Virginia Dice Williams
PERRY - Virginia Dice Williams of Perry died Tuesday at Tallahassee Community Hospital She was 73.
Mrs. Williams was a former bank teller for Florida National Bank of Perry.
Born in Jefferson County, she moved to Perry 56 years ago.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the First Baptist Church in Perry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Williams Jr.
Survivors include a son, Neal Williams of Perry; two daughters, Nondis Driggers of Monticello and Martelle Shiver of Perry; a brother, Pope Dice of Perry; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the First Baptist Church in Perry.
Voncile Landen Brinson
LIVE OAK - Voncile Landen Brinson of Live Oak died Thursday at Suwannee Health Care Center in Live Oak. She was 68.
Ms. Brinson was a cashier with Kentucky Fried Chicken in Live Oak for 24 years.
She was a lifelong resident of Live Oak.
Ms. Brinson was a member of Live Oak Church of God.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Brinson of Live Oak; three sons, Terry, Tony and Stephen Brinson, all of Live Oak; two sisters, Geri Blocker of Live Oak and Betty Rice of Cleveland, Tenn.; a brother, A.H. Landen Jr. of Live Oak; and five grandchildren.
Alton Lomis Corbin
MAYO - Alton Lomis Corbin of Mayo died Thursday at Columbia North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after open-heart surgery. He was 70.
Mr. Corbin was a motor grader. He also served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He was a lifelong resident of Mayo.
Mr. Corbin was a member of Suwannee River Assembly of God Church in Branford.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ona Touchton Corbin.
Survivors include two daughters, Gina Thompson of Live Oak and Janet Barnes of Branford; two sons, Jack Corbin of Live Oak and Charles Corbin of Branford; a sister, Mary Lang Johnson of Live Oak; two brothers, R.K. Corbin of Mayo and Jimmy Corbin of Clearwater; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mildred Catherine Edwards
STARKE - Mildred Catherine Edwards of Starke died Wednesday at 200 Mariner Health Way in St. Augustine after a long illness. She was 86.
Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker.
Born in Starke, she moved from Jacksonville to Starke 29 years ago.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Bayless Highway Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Harvey Edwards of Starke; three daughters, Yuvonne Dennis of Callahan, Shirley Newby of St. Augustine and Catherine Cowley of Hollywood; a son, Tolbert Edwards of Lawtey; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a step-grandchild.
Ella Mae Grant
Ella Mae Grant of Gainesville died unexpectedly Monday at Shands at AGH. She was 40.
Mrs. Grant was born in Palatka and moved to Gainesville 31 years ago.
She was a member of the Holiness Faith.
Survivors include four sons, Anthony J. Grant, Norman Hayes, James T. Edwards and Michael Edwards, all of Gainesville; two daughters, Veronica Shontell Edwards and Phennie Lekia Edwards, both of Gainesville; her mother, Ruby Scott Russell of Gainesville; five sisters, Lasceny Young of Bluffton, S.C., Cassandra A. Walker of San Mateo, Louise D. Augustus of Micanopy, Cynthia G. Kelly of Gainesville and Gloria F. Grant of Alachua; three brothers, Freddie Grant, James Grant and Willie Grant, all of Gainesville; and two granddaughters.
Etta "Ms. Etta" L. Strickland
BRANFORD - Etta L. "Ms. Etta" Strickland of Branford died Wednesday at her daughter's home in Lakeland after a long illness. She was 82.
Ms. Strickland was a nursing supervisor with Sunland Training Center in Gainesville and she was a nursing supervisor at Lakeland Healthcare Center in Lakeland. She was also involved in home health care and was a Sunday school teacher.
She was a lifelong resident of Branford.
Ms. Strickland was a member of Suwannee River Assembly of God Church, where she was past secretary and member of womens missions.
She was preceded in death by two infant children, Mark and Kathy Strickland; a son, James F. Strickland of Gainesville; three brothers, Roy, Raleigh and Johnny Bonds, all of Jacksonville; a sister, Marie McIntosh of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four daughters, Etta "Gerey" Groover of Lakeland, Betty Jo Hamlin and Lois Ann Harrington, both of Lake City, and Frances S. Poore of Cross City; a son, Alton M. "Gene" Strickland of Alachua; a brother, Clyde I. Bonds of Jacksonville; a sister, Vera Mae Collins of Jacksonville; 28 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
James Henry Tanner Jr.
OLD TOWN - James Henry Tanner Jr. of Old Town died Wednesday at his home after a long illness. He was 63.
Mr. Tanner was a carpenter. He also served in the U.S. Army and Florida National Guard.
Born in Palmetto, he moved from Palmetto to Old Town 10 years ago.
Mr. Tanner was a member of Rock Sink Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tanner of Old Town; a son, James Tanner of Bradenton; three stepsons, Robert Harper of Miami, Jon Harper of Lake City and Larry Harper of Old Town; a stepdaughter, Tanya Ward of Cross City; a brother, Richard Tanner of Palmetto; a sister, Louise Crofton of Plant City; and six grandchildren.
ORLANDO - Odessa Webster of Orlando died Tuesday at South Florida Hospital in Orlando after a long illness. She was 82.
Ms. Webster was a retired homemaker.
Born in High Springs, she lived in High Springs for most of her life before moving to Orlando about three years ago.
Ms. Webster was a member of Sun Light Pall Bearers Society No. 101, Female Protective Society and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sisters, Sarah Darisaw of Orlando, Marie Postell of High Springs, Elizabeth Byrd of Plainfield, N.J., Willie Webster and Mary James, both of Springfield, Mass.
James "Par" Campbell
James "Par" Campbell of Gainesville died Sunday at his home after a long illness. He was 85.
Mr. Campbell was a retired farmer.
He was born in Brooker and lived in Micanopy for most of his life. He moved to Gainesville 13 years ago.
He was Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Page of Aurora, Colo., a sister, Blanche Jones of Newark, N.J.; and granddaughter.