William Belew Anderson
MICANOPY -- William Belew Anderson of Micanopy died Wednesday at his home. He was 91.
Mr. Anderson was a retired construction supervisor.
He was a lifelong resident of Micanopy.
Survivors include his wife, Iris Sapp Anderson of Micanopy; two daughters, Evelyn Beville of Gainesville and Frances Bell of Horseshoe Cove, Ga.; a son, John Anderson of Micanopy; a sister, Rosalie Mixon Yawn of Williston; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pearlie Mae Robinson Colson
Pearlie Mae Robinson Colson of Gainesville died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Gainesville after a brief illness. She was 79.
Mrs. Colson was a retired self-employed child care provider.
Born in Jasper, she moved from Trenton to Gainesville 54 years ago.
She was a member of Floral Court Organization, Southside Community Chorus and the Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, where she was in the choir, prayer band and the Pastor's Aide Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine W. Smith of Sarasota and Leola W. Watts of Gainesville; a son, Nathaniel Webb of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Dala Faye Hoyt
Dala Faye Hoyt of Gainesville died Monday at Shands in Starke. She was 86.
Mrs. Hoyt was a homemaker.
Born in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she lived in Hialeah for 50 years before moving from Keystone Heights to Gainesville two years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Hoyt.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary H. Carter of Gainesville; a son, Thomas Hoyt of Columbus, Ga.; two brothers, John Hawkins and Harold Hawkins, both of West Palm Beach; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Jimmie Cleveland McKinney Sr.
Jimmie Cleveland "Ootney" McKinney Sr. of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at AGH after a long illness. He was 85.
Mr. McKinney retired as a custodian for the University of Florida.
Born in Alabama, he moved from Alabama to Gainesville more than 50 years ago.
He was a Baptist.
Mr. McKinney was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Lee McKinney.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmie C. McKinney Jr. and Henry McKinney of Gainesville; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Thomas Louis Mehl Sr.
NEWBERRY -- Thomas Louis Mehl Sr. of Newberry died Wednesday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville after a long illness. He was 60.
Mr. Mehl invented beauty aid products and was president of the former Mehl Biophile International Corp. in Gainesville. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Born in Hackensack, N.J., he moved from Pompano Beach to Newberry 13 years ago.
He was a member of Christian Life Fellowship in Newberry.
Mr. Mehl enjoyed business, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, AnnMarie L. Mehl of Newberry; a son, Thomas L. Mehl Jr. of Newberry; four daughters, Susan Koegel of Boca Raton, Debbie McDougald of Asheville, N.C., Tammy L. Mehl of Newberry and Robin L. Clark of Alachua; a brother, Raymond Mehl of Tampa; three sisters, Florence Janho of South Bound Brook, N.J., Barbara Adolphson of Boone, N.C., and Joan Easterling of Tampa; and 12 grandchildren.
David Lee Myers Sr.
David Lee Myers Sr. of Gainesville died Sunday at Shands at AGH after a brief illness. He was 59.
Mr. Myers was a cook at Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at the University of Florida.
Born in Tallahassee, he moved from Tallahassee to Gainesville 58 years ago. He attended Lincoln High School.
Mr. Myers was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Claretha Crawford Myers of High Springs; two daughters, Patricia Myers-Hayes and Linda Myers-Daniels, both of Gainesville; three sons, David Myers Jr., Raymond Myers and Darrin Bivins, all of Gainesville; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Mitchell of Tampa, Yvonne Cox of Raleigh and Sherry Crawford of Gainesville; two stepsons, Terry Crawford of Gainesville and the Rev. Benjamin Crawford Jr. of Austell, Ga.; his mother, Willie Kate Myers Roundtree of Gainesville; four sisters, Willie Bell Myers of Jacksonville, Diane Myers and Marion Myers-Hampton, both of Gainesville, and Debra Robinson of Graff, Germany; two brothers, Harry Green Jr. and Lawrence Shade, both of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Marvin Leroy Porter
OLD TOWN -- Marvin Leroy Porter of Old Town died Monday at his home. He was 66.
Mr. Porter was a construction worker.
Born in Centralia, Ill., he moved from Centralia to Old Town 20 years ago.
He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Porter of Old Town.
Vinson "Mutt" Richards of Gainesville died May 14 in Fannin County, Texas, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 74.
Mr. Richards retired as a technician from Shaw and Keeters Auto Body Repair. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Born in Midland City, Ala., he moved to Gainesville more than 50 years ago.
He was a member of Oak Park Baptist Church.
Mr. Richards was preceded in death by a son, Donald Richards.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Richards of Gainesville; two sons, Russell Richards of Eight Mile, Ala., and Doyle Richards of Gainesville; a daughter, Carol Locke of Gainesville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
WILLISTON -- Frank "Bear" Williams of Williston died Monday at Nature Coast Regional Hospital after a long illness.
He was 55.
Mr. Williams was employed by O.B. Brooks Grassing.
Born in Ocala, he was a lifelong resident of Williston.
Survivors include a brother, Henry Williams of Williston; and his caregiver, Bertha Timmons of Williston.
Dorothy Mae Basso
CROSS CITY -- Dorothy Mae Basso of Cross City died Friday at her home.
She was 72.
Mrs. Basso was a homemaker.
Born in Rockville Center, N.Y., she moved from Las Cruces, N.M., to Cross City 13 years ago.
She was a Catholic.
Mrs. Basso was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Basso; a son, Brian Basso; and a daughter, Paula Marie Basso.
Survivors include four sons, Frank R. Basso of DeLand, Frank L. Basso of Riverside, Calif., Noel Basso of Palatka and Keith Basso of Orlando; nine daughters, Leslie Basso and Alison Garcia, both of Las Cruces, Marsha Stroub of Miami, Laura Kohlerschmidt of Bayfield, Colo., Claudia Stuart of Mastic, Long Island, N.Y., Nona Wheeler of Odessa, Texas, Paula Fluriach and Lydia Terry, both of Cross City, and Michelle Chilton of Colorado Springs; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.