Frank A. Webster
LARGO - Frank A. Webster of Largo died Thursday at his residence after a long struggle with melanoma.
He was 28.
Mr. Webster was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Sante Fe Community College. He was an office manager at AABCO Mortgage, Loan and Investments Co. in St. Petersburg.
Born in Glasgow, Mont., he moved from Gainesville to Largo seven years ago.
Mr. Webster was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Frank Christopher Webster; a stepson, Brandon Murray; his father, Frank Webster of Gainesville; and his stepmother, Virginia McCoy Webster of Gainesville.
Franklin Jay Scott
Franklin Jay Scott of Gainesville died at home Wednesday. He was 35.
He was a lifelong resident of Gainesville. Mr. Franklin was a certified heating and air conditioning mechanic and vice president of Scotty's Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a member of Po' Boys Hunt Club and First Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Lynn "Mitzie" Scott; four sons, Franklin Jay Scott Jr., Luke Samuel Scott, Caleb Nathaniel Scott and Colby Terrell Scott, all of Gainesville; father, Franklin T. "Scotty" Scott of Gainesville; a brother, Kelly T. Scott of Gainesville; two sisters, Sandy Scott Smith and Kay Scott Mayberry, both of Gainesville; and grandmother, Cora Stokes Hilliard, of Gainesville.
Joseph Jay Deiss
MICANOPY - Joseph Jay Deiss of Micanopy died Saturday at his friend's home in Gainesville from heart failure. He was 84.
Mr. Deiss was a journalist, author and novelist who lectured in the United States and Italy. He was a courtesy professor in the Classics Department at the University of Florida. He was given a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas in 1970 and received a decoration from the Italian government, the Ordine della Stella Solidarita Italiana with the rank of Cavaliere (knight). He was was listed in Who's Who in America.
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, he moved from Wellfleet, Mass., to Micanopy 20 years ago.
Mr. Deiss was a member of the Classics Department Advisory Council at the University of Florida.
Mr. Deiss was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Deiss; and a son, John Deiss.
Survivors include a daughter, Susanna Chivian of Cambridge, Mass.; and four grandchildren.
Shirley May Lavoie
ALACHUA - Shirley May Lavoie of Alachua died Monday at her daughter's home in Alachua. She was 78.
Mrs. Lavoie was a homemaker and an artist.
Born in Amesbury, Mass., she moved from Mount Dora to Alachua six months ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph N. Lavoie.
Survivors include a daughter, Chris Houston of Alachua; three sons, Tim Lavoie of Silver Spring, Md., Tom Lavoie of Doylestown, Pa., and Reginald John Lavoie of Landaff, N.H.; a brother, Payson Bartlett Jr. of North Conway, N.H.; three sisters, Virginia Bacheldor and Joanne Haley, both of Newbury Port, N.H., and Judith Aham of Salisbury, Mass.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Douglas Lee Jones
FORT WHITE - Douglas Lee Jones of Fort White died Saturday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 49.
Mr. Jones was an aviation engineer. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.
Born in Skaneateles, N.Y., he moved to Fort White 30 years ago.
Mr. Jones was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Joel L. Jones of High Springs; and a brother, Vern Jones of Atlanta.
Donna Mae Langieri
Donna Mae Langieri of Gainesville died Monday in Gainesville at North Florida Rehabilitation Center. She was 71.
Mrs. Langieri was a homemaker.
Born in Brainerd, Minn., she moved from Sarasota to Gainesville 41 years ago.
Mrs. Langieri was a member of the Campus Church of Christ and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Raymond Langieri of Gainesville; two sons, Desmond Langieri of Gainesville and Donald Langieri of Archer; a daughter, Nancy Pritchard of Gainesville; 13 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.
Quincy Draudy Mills
CROSS CITY - Quincy Draudy Mills of Cross City died Monday at his daughter's home in Old Town after a long illness. He was 75.
Mr. Mills was a fisherman. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Born in Jena, he lived most of his life in Cross City.
Mr. Mills was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Cross City.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Q. Mills of Cross City and Donnie Q. Mills of Ocala; five daughters, Edith Fowler and Sheila Butler, both of Old Town, Madene Corbin of Cross City, Delores Weeks of Suwannee and Patricia Schofield of Trenton; a brother, Luther Mills of Cross City; 12 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
Lewis H. Pape
STARKE - Lewis H. Pape of Starke died Monday at his home in Starke after a short illness. He was 96.
Mr. Pape was a retired union carpenter and a horse trainer and exhibitor.
Born in Pawnee, Ill., he moved from Pawnee to Starke 10 years ago.
Mr. Pape was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Starke. He was a Morgan breeder and a member of the Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club in Springfield, Ill. He carried the U.S. flag and the Illinois flag on Morgan horseback at the Illinois State Fair for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Alberta Theresa Smith Pape of Starke; two daughters, Janet Gulley of Starke and Donna Axell of Fort Bliss, Texas; a son, Kenneth H. Pape of Pawnee; and five grandchildren.
Helen Noles Sowell Sasser
NEWBERRY - Helen Noles Sowell Sasser of Newberry died Monday at her home in Newberry after a long illness. She was 60.
Mrs. Sasser was a homemaker and a caregiver.
Born in Valdosta, Ga., she moved from Valdosta to Alachua three years ago.
Mrs. Sasser was preceded in death by her husband, James Sowell.
Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Emino of Newberry and Shirley Thune of Palm Harbor; two sons, David Sowell of Newberry and Bill Sowell of Tampa; two brothers, Willard Noles of Lakeland, Ga., and Ben Noles of Alma, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.
George W. Simpson
PALATKA - George W. "Bill" Simpson of Palatka died Monday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville after a long illness. He was 76.
Mr. Simpson owned and operated the former Bill's Schwinn Cyclery in Palatka. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Born in Gainesville, he moved from High Springs to Palatka 63 years ago.
Mr. Simpson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palatka and the Masonic Lodge No. 34 F&AM.;
Survivors include his wife, Maurine Owens Simpson of Palatka; two sons, William "Gary" Simpson of Palatka and Tony Lee Simpson;dk location a brother, Charles D. Simpson of Gainesville; and two grandchildren.
Carol A. Stanton
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - Carol A. Stanton of Keystone Heights died Monday at Putnam Medical Center in Palatka after a long illness. She was 59.
Mrs. Stanton was a homemaker.
Born in East Chicago, Ind., she moved from Hobart, Ind., to Keystone Heights 11 years ago.
Mrs. Stanton was a Lutheran. She was a member of the Melrose Woman's Club and the Keystone Heights Woman's Club.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn G. Stanton Sr. of Keystone Heights; two sons, Glenn G. Stanton Jr. and Michael Faikel Jr., both of Keystone Heights; a daughter, Lori Spivey of Keystone Heights; a stepdaughter, Debbie Yetsko of Hobart; two sisters, Shirley Kansler of Kewanna, Ind., and Betty Stewart of Denison, Texas; and six grandchildren.