Maxwell Joseph Wallace
Maxwell Joseph Wallace of Gainesville died Tuesday at his home.
He was 86.
Mr. Wallace was a former French professor at the University of Florida. He also was an FBI agent during World War II.
Born in Granite Falls, Minn., he moved to Gainesville 61 years ago. He received a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and of the Modern Language Association.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth M. Wallace of Gainesville; a daughter, Judith McWilliams of High Springs; a brother, Lew E. Wallace of Dublin, Ohio; two grandsons; and one great- granddaughter.
Charlie Edward Watson
ARCHER -- Charlie Edward "Sono" Watson of Archer died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 85.
Mr. Watson was a retired farmer and attendant at Sunland Training Center, now Tacachale.
He was a lifelong resident of Archer.
Mr. Watson was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys L. Hart Watson.
Survivors include five daughters, Joy Ann White of Archer, Shirley Jean Spells of Fort Pierce, Barbara Joyner of Ocala, Betty Blade of Newberry and Judy Henderson of Tallahassee; a son, Allen R. Watson of Archer; a brother, William H. Watson of Gainesville; five sisters, Alvada Stanley of Williston, Ethel Loper of Gainesville, Ophelia Dickie of Georgia and Ollie May Berry and Rosalie Thomas, both of Archer; 30 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
T.B. Graham Jr.
T.B. Graham Jr. of Gainesville died May 28 at Gainesville Health and Rehab Center after a long illness. He was 59.
Mr. Graham was a logger.
Born in Otter Creek, Mr. Graham moved to Gainesville about 40 years ago.
Survivors include five sisters, Rosie Alston, Betty McReynolds, Willie D. Mayes, Mamie Lovette and Jacqueline Gent, all of Gainesville; and two brothers, Mack Arthur Graham and Hubert Graham, both of Gainesville
Jessie Mae Roberson Henderson
GROVE PARK -- Jessie Mae Roberson Henderson of Grove Park died May 27 at her daughter's home in Gainesville after a brief illness. She was 79.
Mrs. Henderson was a clothes presser.
Born in Baton Rouge, La., she moved from Perry to Grove Park about 60 years ago.
She was a mother of the church at St. Peter Full Gospel Baptist Church of Grove Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Stephenson of Panama City, Thelma Mills of Gainesville and Gloria Lewis of Bushnell; five sons, Frank Brown of Los Angeles, David Augustus, Eugene Scott and Eddie Scott, all of Gainesville, and Damon Augustus of Douglasville, Texas; two sisters, Lucille Gregoire of Rialto, Calif., and Mittie Jackson of Carson, Calif.; a brother, Dozier Holmes of St. Petersburg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Samuel Larkin Sr.
Samuel Larkin Sr. of Gainesville died May 28 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was 67.
Mr. Larkin retired from the U.S. Army.
Born in Newberry, he moved from Columbia, S.C., to the Gainesville area 25 years ago.
He was a member of Mount Zura Full Gospel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Larkin of Gainesville; his mother, Joanna Clifton of Newberry; four sons, Marquis A. Larkin of Warrenburg, Mo., Richard A. Larkin of Jacksonville, Samuel Larkin Jr. and Ronald E. Larkin, both of Atlanta; two daughters, Vicky C. Haynes of Hinesville, Ga., and Jacqueline Graham of El Paso, Texas; five brothers, Johnnie Larkin of Yankas, N.Y., Frank Clifton, Binard Larkin and Henry Larkin, all of Gainesville, and Tony Larkin of Newberry; a sister, Minister Annie Lee of Gainesville; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
ALACHUA -- Beatrice Williams of Alachua died May 27 in High Springs after a long illness. She was 78.
Mrs. Williams was retired from Copeland Sausage. Born in Quitman, Ga., she moved from Quitman to Alachua 70 years ago. She was a member of St. Luke A.M.E. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bishopcq Williams; and a daughter, Annie L. Jackson.
Survivors include a brother, Joe Raines of Tampa; three sisters, Annie M. Duval of Alachua, Jennie Lee Bell of Quitman and Lillie K. Bowers of Reddick; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
John Ivory Brown
ALACHUA -- John Ivory Brown of Alachua died May 27 at Integrated Health Services in Gainesville after a short illness. He was 86.
Mr. Brown retired as a railroad worker for Seaboard Coastline and later worked in construction.
Born in Hague, he was a lifelong resident of the area.
Survivors include his wife, Sallie M. Brown of Alachua; a son, Johnny L. Brown of Alachua; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Glenn Stephen Wade
STARKE -- Glenn Stephen Wade of Starke died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 76.
Mr. Wade was a retired foreman for DuPont Chemical Co. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Ludlow.
Born in Linden, he moved to Starke 51 years ago. He was a member of Hope Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 35 F&AM.;
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie S. Wade of Starke; a son, Stephen Wade of Gainesville; two daughters, Glenda Wade Hawkins of Greensboro and Paula Wade Aldrich of Flat Rock, N.C.; two brothers, Richard Spurgeon Wade of Ocala and Jerry Wade of Panama City; four sisters, Edna Story of Green Cove Springs, Mary Everett and Lottie Goodson, both of Linden, and June Norman of Keystone Heights; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Irma Elizabeth Scott
HAWTHORNE -- Irma Elizabeth Scott of Hawthorne died Monday at her home. She was 83.
Mrs. Scott was a retired director of nursing at Sunland Training Center, now Tacachale.
Born in Reidsville, N.C., she moved from Gainesville to Hawthorne more than 40 years ago. She received a nursing degree in North Carolina. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Johnson.
Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Cole, Ellen Nayar, Martha Scott and Isabell Scott; two sons, Penn Scott and Michael Scott; two brothers, Rufus Pearson and Jack Pearson; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Adelaide Howard Ford
Adelaide Howard Ford of Gainesville died Thursday at Shands at AGH. She was 86.
Mrs. Ford was a retired elementary school teacher in Alachua County. She received Alachua County School Board's Teacher of the Year Award in 1973.
Born in Ackerman, Miss., she moved from Bartow to Gainesville 48 years ago.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Shands at AGH Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett R. Ford.
Survivors include a daughter, Cherry Ford May of Gainesville; a son, Bennett R. Ford Jr. of Titusville; a sister, Arlene Howard French of Hot Springs, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
John H. Neidert
John H. Neidert of Gainesville died Wednesday at Hospice House of Gainesville. He was 90.
Mr. Neidert was an electrical engineer for Sperry Electronics Tube Division.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, he moved from Long Island, N.Y., to Gainesville 43 years ago.
He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, where he was a member of the honor societies Etta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.
Mr. Neidert was a member of Audio Engineering Society and was a secretary of the Long Island Institute of Radio Engineers.
He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Beville Hardee Neidert of Gainesville; a son, James J. Neidert of Gainesville; a stepdaughter, Annette Hardee Swearingen of Alachua; a stepson, Sam F. Hardee III of Bradenton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.