Georgia Mae Dix
Georgia Mae Dix of Gainesville died Sunday at Gainesville Health and Rehab Center following an extended illness. She was 69.
Mrs. Dix was born in Austin, Ga., and has lived in Gainesville since 1956. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, James D. Dix of Orlando; one daughter, Shirley Ann Lee of LaCrosse; five brothers, Pat Walker of Conyers, Ga., Johnny Walker of Macon, Ga., Frank Walker of Jesup, Ga., Oliver Walker of Decatur, Ga., and Billy Walker of Reeds Port, Ore.; two sisters, Mary Lou Stephens of Collins, Ga., and Ester Stanley of Toccoa, Ga.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jerry L. Fletcher
Jerry L. Fletcher of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was 49.
Mr. Fletcher was retired from American General Life and Accident Insurance company.
He was born in Columbus, Ga., and moved to Florida 14 years ago. He lived in Gainesville for three years.
Mr. Fletcher was a past member of the National Association of Life Underwriters and was an associate member of the Vietnam Veteran's Association of Putnam County. He also belonged to the Haver-Hill Baptist Church in West Palm Beach.
He is survived by his mother, Eudora Fletcher of Columbus; his wife, Deborah Blanton Fletcher; four sons, Jay McLoughlin of Columbus, Tim McLoughlin of West Palm Beach, Todd McLoughlin of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Clayton Fletcher of Gainesville; one sister, JoAnn Littleton of Columbus; one brother, W. M. "Billy" Fletcher of Columbus; and six grandchildren.
Audrey Mozell Hall
CHIEFLAND - Audrey Mozell Hall of Chiefland died Friday in North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 83.
Mrs. Hall was born in Wilcox and was a lifelong resident of Chiefland. She was a cook and attended the Church of Jesus Christ in Chiefland.
Survivors include her husband, James Hall of Chiefland; one daughter, Ruby Modene Watson of Gulf Hammock; and two grandchildren.
Herbert C. Parrish Sr.
TRENTON - Herbert C. Parrish Sr. of Trenton died Saturday in his home. He was 70.
Mr. Parrish was a lifelong resident of Trenton, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was land surveyor. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Trenton, serving as treasurer for several years, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Parrish was the first building inspector for Gilchrist County, was a Trenton city commissioner and was on the Gilchrist County Park Board.
Mr. Parrish was preceded in death by two sons, Herbert C. Parrish Jr. and Maxie L. Parrish. Survivors include his wife, Bobby J. Parrish of Trenton; one son, Gene Parrish of Trenton; one brother, Thomas E. "Sug" Parrish of Keystone Heights; one sister, Clarice "Coot" Adkins of Alachua; four grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
Lorienza A. Alvarez
STARKE -- Lorienza A. "Runt" Alvarez of Starke died Monday at Vencor Hospital in Green Cove Springs. He was 77.
Mr. Alvarez was a retired stockman at Cecil Field. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County.
Mr. Alvarez was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Alvarez; and a daughter, Lorraine Roberts.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Jones of Starke; two sons, Leaman Alvarez of Raiford and David Alvarez of Starke; four sisters, Annie Mae Barker of Starke, JoAnn Lloyd and Carolyn Alvarez, both of Palatka, and Lucille Roy of Hollywood; two brothers, Herbert Alvarez of Palatka and Earl Alvarez of Valdosta, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
LIVE OAK -- Sadie Brady of Live Oak died Monday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a long illness. She was 80.
Mrs. Brady was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Live Oak.
Born in Lenoir, N.C., she moved from Jasper to Live Oak 46 years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Brady.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Kirkland of Live Oak; four sons, Malcolm Brady of Arlington, Va., Kenneth Brady of Raleigh, N.C., James Brady of Bradenton and Alton Brady of Lakeland; a sister, Charlotte Sanders of Valdosta, Ga.; two brothers, James H. McCall Jr. of Jasper and Amos McCall of Valdosta; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Jan L. Hennessey-Deeb
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jan L. Hennessey-Deeb of Louisville, Ky., died unexpectedly Friday at her home. She was 48.
Mrs. Hennessey-Deeb was an administrator for Jefferson County public schools, a coordinator of Maupin Elementary School's Family Resource Center and an instructor at Jefferson Community College in Louisville.
She was born in Fort Campbell, Ky.
Mrs. Hennessey-Deeb was a member of Neighborhood Place Ujima Community Council, National Federation of Teachers, Community Coordinated Child Care Council and Southeast Christian Church Urban Missions Task Force.
Survivors include her mother, Alma K. Hennessey of Gainesville; three sons; two brothers; and two sisters.
Hazel Turner Kite
FORT WHITE -- Hazel Turner Kite of Fort White died Tuesday at Shands at Starke in Gainesville. She was 81.
Mrs. Kite was a homemaker and a member of Elim Baptist Church in Fort White.
Born in Gainesville, she lived most of her life in Union County before moving to Fort White 10 years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Kite.
Survivors include three sons, Donnie A. Kite of Fort White, Ronald O. Kite of Charlotte, N.C., and Fred Kite of Middleburg; a sister, Bonnie Wilbur of Cortez, Colo.; two brothers, Kenneth Turner of Orange Springs and Wilbur E. Turner of DeBary; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Edward Rudolph Markham
SUWANNEE -- Edward Rudolph Markham of Suwannee died Sunday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. He was 75.
Mr. Markham was an engineer for Southern Bell. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Born in Lulu, he moved from Gainesville to Suwannee 12 years ago.
He was past president of the Southern Bell union and enjoyed fishing and being the captain of a charter boat.
Mr. Markham was a Protestant.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Kowitz of Daytona Beach and Nancy Markham of Archer; two sisters, Naomi Elizabeth Regier of Nebraska and Helen Scott of Tennessee; his companion, Ruby Brown of Suwannee; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Eugene Joseph Imperato
Eugene Joseph Imperato of Gainesville died Tuesday at Shands at AGH. He was 60.
Mr. Imperato was born in New York City and moved from South River, N.J., to Gainesville 15 years ago.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Survivors include a brother, John Imperato of Bayville, N.Y.; and three sisters, Theresa Coyle of Gainesville, Rose Marie Ragsdale of Okeechobee and Claire Sibille of Las Vegas.
William Edward Roberts
William Edward Roberts of Gainesville died Tuesday at Hospice House in Gainesville. He was 90.
Mr. Roberts was a former city manager for Florida State Theaters in Gainesville for more than 30 years.
He later retired as senior vice president of University City Bank.
Born in Macon, Ga., he moved from Bradenton to Gainesville 69 years ago. He attended the University of Florida.
Mr. Roberts was a former president and treasurer of the Rotary Club, past chairman of the Red Cross fund-raising drive, a charter member of the Gainesville Jaycees, member of the First United Methodist Church, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Theta Chi Fraternity and American Legion. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow.
Mr. Roberts enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Christine Spruill "Jill" Roberts of Gainesville; and a niece.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida in Gainesville.