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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1749

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Date: Monday, 12 June 2017, at 8:43 a.m.

Jo Ann Massie

LIVE OAK -- Jo Ann Massie of Live Oak died Wednesday at her home after a long illness. She was 64.

Mrs. Massie was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in McAlpin.

Born in Hopewell, Va., she moved from Deerfield Beach to Live Oak five years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Earston Massie of Live Oak; a daughter, Jodi Massie of Live Oak; four sons, Michael Dean Massie of Fort Lauderdale, David Talmage Massie of West Palm Beach, Mark Owen Massie of Clewiston and Dickie Massie of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, Elton Joseph Powers of Coral Springs; and six grandchildren.

James Thomas

CHIEFLAND -- James Thomas of Chiefland died May 21 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a short illness. He was 58.

Mr. Thomas was a retired logging laborer.

Born in Kimborough, Ala., he lived most of his life in Chiefland.

He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Vera M. Thomas of Chiefland; three daughters, Beverly Thomas of Chiefland, Shenondra Thomas of Gainesville and Kathleen Tucker of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Clint Thomas and Marco Thomas, both of Chiefland, and Bryant Hodge of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Barbara Dexter of Gainesville; two stepsons, Leroy Dexter of Chester, Ga., and Andrew Lee of Ocala; five sisters, Gracie B. McRary, Norita Sams, Marcia Banks, Edith Sams and Donna Sams, all of Columbus; three brothers, Eddie B. Thomas of Durham, N.C., Willie Sams of Columbus and Willie Thomas of Pinehill, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

Paul Harrison Graham

Paul Harrison Graham of High Springs died Friday at Shands at the University of Florida after a sudden illness.

He was 69.

Mr. Graham was a retired U.S. Border Patrol agent.

He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, he moved to High Springs 19 years ago.

He belonged to the National Rifle Association, the William Carlton Masonic Lodge 46 in Trenton, the Morocco Temple in Jacksonville and the Suwannee River Shrine Club, where he served as a past master.

He also belonged to the Riverside Baptist Church in Branford, where he was a deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Graham of High Springs; his son, Paul Mason Graham of Jacksonville; three daughters, Ann Graham, Jeannie Cook and Judy Strickland, all of Jacksonville; two sisters, Cleo Frey of Mountain View, Ark., and Anita Cleveland of Sevierville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bus Ministry at Riverside Baptist Church.

Harold Lee "Tray" Minnix III

WALDO - Harold Lee "Tray" Minnix III of Waldo died Friday at his home. He was 4-1/2 months old.

Master Minnix was born in Gainesville and lived in Waldo.

Survivors include his parents, Harold Lee Minnix Jr. and Nancy L. Minnix of Waldo; his sister, Ciara Minnix of Hawthorne; his paternal grandparents, Harold Lee Minnix Sr. and Doris Minnix, both of Waldo, and Gail Minnix of Melrose; his maternal grandmother, Helen Matthews of Chiefland; his paternal great-grandmothers, Ivory Minnix of Waldo and Bee Blevins of Bluefield, Va.; and his maternal great-grandmothers, Daphine Matthews and Leona Williams, both of Chiefland.

Fannie Mae Harris Strawder

FORT WHITE - Fannie Mae Harris Strawder of Fort White died Thursday at her daughter's home in Fort White. She was 96.

Mrs. Strawder was a home- maker.

Born in Montgomery, Ala., she moved from Alabama to Fort White 87 years ago.

She was home schooled by her father.

Mrs. Strawder belonged to the Galilee Baptist Church, where she served as a secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Oscar Strawder Sr., and her son, Kinneth Strawder.

Survivors include three sons, Oscar Strawder Jr. and Eugene Strawder, both of Fort White, and Jasper Strawder of Miami; and five daughters, Arlivia Hodge, Bertha Phillips and Leander Bennett, all of Fort White, Rutha Mae Cheeley of Safety Harbor and Mildred S. Brown of High Springs.

Suzanne M. Coyle

Suzanne M. Coyle of Gainesville died Monday in Gainesville following an extended illness. She was 46.

Mrs. Coyle was born in Fall River, Mass., and moved to Gainesville from Miami 21 years ago. She was a sales associate at Wal-Mart and loved gardening, plants, herbs, electronics and pets. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Coyle of Gainesville; three daughters, Michelle Sullivan Heilig, Kelly Sullivan Heilig and Willow Coyle, all of Gainesville; four sons, Shawn Sullivan of Gainesville, David Coyle of Gainesville, Jesse Coyle of Trenton and Sam Coyle of Bell; her mother, Christine Dallaire of Williston; a brother, Art Dallaire of Williston; and a sister, Catherine Robinson of Williston.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 500 NE 16th Ave.

Kathryn Morrison Hale

LAKE CITY -- Kathryn Morrison Hale of Lake City died Sunday at the home of her daughter following an extended illness. She was 76.

Mrs. Hale was born in Memphis, Tenn., and moved to Lake City in 1938. She graduated from Columbia High School, where she was a band member. She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, the Columbia County Quarterback Club and the Golden Tiger Boosters.

Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. "Billy" Hale. Survivors include a brother, Charles Sanford Morrison of Roanake Rapids, N.C.; a daughter, Ann Caltrider of Lake City; three sons, Morrison Hale, Richard Hale and Billy Hale Jr., all of Lake City; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of Northeast Florida, the American Cancer Society or Epiphany Catholic Church.

Guy Williams Jr.

CEDAR KEY -- Guy Williams Jr. of Cedar Key died Saturday in Ocala. He was 77.

Mr. Williams was born in Ellzey and lived in Cedar Key most of his life. He worked as a brickmason in Gainesville, was a charter member of the Moose Club of Gainesville, a member of the Singles Club and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Cedar Key United Methodist Church.

Mr. Williams is survived by several cousins.

Aubrey Fowler

LIVE OAK -- Aubrey Fowler of Live Oak, a founder and former president of the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, died Monday at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park after a long battle with cancer. He was 87.

Mr. Fowler had received on May 29 the Florida Heritage Founders' Award for his work on the festival.

Mr. Fowler was a former president and general manager of Farm Credit Services (formerly North Florida Production Credit Association). He also had been a barber and a mason and had a Saturday night radio broadcast from the Suwannee River Jamboree. Many years ago, he was a school teacher.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Live Oak, where he taught Sunday school in the Andrew Men's Bible Class on the radio for 45 years.

He was born in Lafayette County and lived in North Central Florida all his life.

He was a moderator of the Suwannee Baptist Association, president of the Kiwanis Club, president of the Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives, secretary of the Jaycees, a member of the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of the Suwannee River Arts and Crafts Guild board of directors.

After becoming ill, Mr. Fowler took up painting to take his mind off his pain and finished 57 paintings before his death.

Survivors include his wife, Lucile Perry Fowler of Live Oak; a daughter, Nata Fowler Nolen of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, A. Wayne Fowler of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, Marenda Fowler Goodwin of Day; three grandsons; and two great- grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Aubrey Fowler Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Live Oak Kiwanis Club.

Joan Suzette Aunkst

Joan Suzette Aunkst of Gainesville died Sunday at Hospice House in Gainesville. She was 51.

Miss Aunkst was a registered nurse.

Born in Watsontown, Pa., she moved from Watsontown to Gainesville 13 years ago. She graduated from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa., and Williamsport School of Nursing and received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Florida.

She was a member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Sigma Theta Tau, Oncology Nurses, American Cancer Society and Kappa Delta Pi.

Survivors include two brothers, Joseph Aunkst of Topeka, Kan., and Jack E. Aunkst of Milton, Pa.; and five sisters, Alta Mae Whitmoyer of Watsontown, Barbara Burley of Montgomery, Pa., Carolyn Griffis of Tucson, Ariz., Pauline Turner of Liverpool, N.Y., and Betsy Nichols of Atlanta.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Senior Actions Center in Dewart, Pa.

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