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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1737

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Date: Monday, 12 June 2017, at 8:34 a.m.

Charles E. Bonamie III

Charles E. Bonamie III of Gainesville died unexpectedly Thursday at his home. He was 65.

Mr. Bonamie co-owned Silkmasters, a screen printing company in Gainesville.

Born in Detroit, he moved from Grayling, Mich., to Gainesville 21 years ago.

Mr. Bonamie enjoyed fishing, sports, wood carving and using the Internet. He was a Lutheran.

Mr. Bonamie was preceded in death by a son, Charles Bonamie IV.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Bonamie of Gainesville; his mother, Elsie Bonamie of Gainesville; three sons, Dale Bonamie of Nashville, Tenn., Cliff Bonamie of Gainesville and Daniel Bonamie of Grayling; a sister, Joyce Bonamie of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Frances Smart Davis

Frances Smart Davis of Gainesville died Saturday in Tampa. She was 77.

Mrs. Davis was a homemaker.

She was born in Stephens, Ark., and later moved to Reddick. She graduated from Reddick High School and later attended the Florida State College for Women.

She moved from Reddick to Gainesville 47 years ago. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and the Women's Club of Gainesville.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Pillans Meyer of Tampa; a son, Gary H. Davis of Gainesville; and a brother, Donald Thomas Smart of Tampa; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William Frederick Eisensee

ALACHUA - William Frederick Eisensee of Alachua died Thursday at his home. He was 79.

Mr. Eisensee was a retired foreman at a steel company. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Born in Chicago, he moved from Beverly Shores, Ind., to Alachua 17 years ago.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masons.

Survivors include his wife, Edith J. Davies Eisensee of Alachua; his son, William J. Eisensee of Menlo Park, Calif.; a daughter Dawn C. Proto of Palm Harbor; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bonnie Ruth McLean

Bonnie Ruth McLean of Orange Lake died Friday in Gainesville. She was 80.

Mrs. McLean was a homemaker.

Born in Tallahassee, she moved from Winter Haven to Orange Lake 15 years ago.

Mrs. McLean was a Baptist. She was interviewed on the 700 Club for her letter writing to prison inmates through the Prison Ministries program.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Ryan of Depford, N.J.; four sons, Richard Gilmore of Dallas, John Fergerson of Eastbranch, N.Y., and Larry Fergerson and Donald Fergerson, both of Orange Lake; a sister, Muriel Debner of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Byron Jay of Miraloma, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren.

Emery C. Pilcher

OCALA- Emery C. Pilcher of Ocala died Friday at Marion House Health Care Center in Ocala. She was 73.

Mrs. Pilcher was a bookkeeper in the Brevard County School System.

Born in Miami, she moved from Gainesville to Ocala four years ago.

Mrs. Pilcher was a former member of Westside Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Tayman of Gloucester Point, Va.; two sons, John Pilcher of Sparr and Edward Pilcher of Thomasville, Ga.; a sister, Laine Burgess of Florala, Ala.; a brother, Dr. Howard Currie of DeFuniak Springs; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Seeber Addison

LAKE BUTLER - Seeber Addison of Lake Butler died Friday at his home after a long illness. He was 86.

Mr. Addison was a boilermaker for steam engines for Seaboard Coastline Railroad in Jacksonville.

Born in Raiford, he lived most of his life in Union County.

Mr. Addison was a member of the First Baptist Church of Middleburg.

Survivors include a sister, Wilma Williams of Lake Butler; and several nieces and nephews.

Christopher Wayne Andrews

LAKE BUTLER - Christopher Wayne Andrews of Lake Butler died Thursday near Alachua due to injuries suffered in an auto accident. He was 19.

Mr. Andrews was a sawmill employee for Gilman Building Products Co. of Lake Butler.

Born in Gainesville, he was a lifelong resident of Union County.

Mr. Andrews was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Lake Butler.

Survivors include his parents, Wayne and Patricia Andrews of Lake Butler; a brother, Matthew Andrews of Lake Butler; a sister, Stacey Andrews of Lake Butler; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte Andrews of Lake Butler; his maternal grandmother, Effie White of Lake Butler; and his maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Kent of Miami.

Charles E. Bonamie III

Charles E. Bonamie III of Gainesville died unexpectedly Thursday at his home. He was 65.

Mr. Bonamie co-owned Silkmasters, a screen printing company in Gainesville.

Born in Detroit, he moved from Grayling, Mich., to Gainesville 21 years ago.

Mr. Bonamie enjoyed fishing, sports, wood carving and using the Internet.

He was a Lutheran.

Mr. Bonamie was preceded in death by a son, Charles Bonamie IV.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Bonamie of Gainesville; three sons, Dale Bonamie of Nashville, Tenn., Cliff Bonamie of Gainesville and Daniel Bonamie of Grayling; a sister, Joyce Bonamie of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Charley T. Craig Jr.

OLD TOWN - Charley T. Craig Jr. of Old Town died Tuesday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. He was 82.

Mr. Craig was a retired diesel mechanic.

Born in Lexington, Texas, he moved from California to Old Town 15 years ago.

Mr. Craig was a member of the Rock Sink Baptist Church in Old Town.

Survivors include his wife, Ilene Craig of Old Town; five daughters, June Cruz of Bakersfield, Calif., Linda Redus of Gatewood, Mo., Birdie Barber and Regina Brewton, both of Old Town, and Charlee Baker of Chowchilla, Calif.; two sons, James DeMoss of Bakersfield and Bill Cagle of Old Town; a sister, Opal Burrell of Lindsey, Okla.; a brother, Jack Craig of McLean, Texas; 28 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.

Otto Gainey

Otto Gainey of Gainesville died Wednesday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 105.

Mr. Gainey was a retired carpenter and farmer. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Born in Gainesville, he moved from Fort Lauderdale back to Gainesville 60 years ago.

Mr. Gainey was a Baptist.

In a story The Sun ran last September about Mr. Gainey's 105th birthday celebration, he said he remembered a time when there were only a few buildings in Gainesville and land was selling for 50 cents an acre where the VA Medical Center now stands.

"I've seen a lot of things I thought I'd never see, " said Mr. Gainey, who retired as a carpenter 20 years ago at age 85.

He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

"He was always farming. He liked being out in the open and digging in the dirt. He liked to see things growing, " said Marie Daniels Adams, Mr. Gainey's cousin.

Survivors include his caregiver, James Hill of Micanopy; and several nieces and nephews.

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