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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1763

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Date: Monday, 12 June 2017, at 8:49 a.m.

Fred B. McClellan Sr.

Fred B. McClellan Sr. of Gainesville died Sunday at Hospice House in Gainesville. He was 81.

Mr. McClellan was a meat cutter. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Born in Monticello, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of High Springs.

Mr. McClellan was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Batie.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Marie McClellan of Gainesville; two daughters, Virginia Clark of High Springs and Jerri Ridgell of Gainesville; two sons, Charles F. McClellan of Palatka and Fred B. McClellan Jr. of Gainesville; a stepson, Carl Griffin of Campville; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great- grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.

Henry Lewis Sharpe Jr.

FLORAHOME -- Henry Lewis Sharpe Jr. of Florahome died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

He was 65.

Mr. Sharpe was a construction consultant.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., he moved from Indian Trail, N.C., to Florahome 13 years ago.

He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Fair Sharpe of Florahome; three daughters, June Smarte of Monroe, N.C., Clara Jackson of Amherst, Va., and Gloria Sharpe of Panama City; two sons, David Sharpe of Indian Trail and Paul Sharpe of Monroe; a sister, Mary Sharpe Morris of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida.

Norman Steve Spence

MORRISTON -- Norman Steve Spence of Morriston died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 25.

Mr. Spence was a former waiter.

Born in Savannah, Ga., he moved from Pelham, Ga., to Morriston 10 years ago.

He attended Romeo House of Prayer in Morriston.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Donna and Terence Blaney of Morriston; his father, James A. Bailey Jr. of Candid, Tenn.; two brothers, T.J. Blaney and Daniel Blaney, both of Morriston; his grandmother, Rose Spence of Meigs, Ga.; and his stepgrandmother, Eloise Maxwell of Hartsville, Ga.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Ryan White Foundation or to the AIDS Network in Gainesville.

Blonie Charlene Thompson

WILLISTON -- Blonie Charlene Thompson of Williston died Tuesday at her home. She was 65.

Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker.

Born in Trenton, she moved from Trenton to Williston 25 years ago.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Williston and of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Williston.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin H. Thompson of Williston; two daughters, Peggy Mayo of Williston and Brenda Freese of Gainesville; two sons, Terry Thompson of Newport News, Va., and Allen Clay Thompson of Williston; five sisters, Wanda Lee of Memphis, Tenn., Jestine Brock of Trenton, Joylean Gordon of Dunnellon, Lovezine Rusnak of Beverly Hills and Wynette Petty of Old Town; a brother, Wendy Horne of Trenton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to First Baptist Church Building Fund in Williston.

Joann Brown Jackson

Joann "Ms. J" Brown Jackson of Gainesville died Friday at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida after a brief illness. She was 60.

Ms. Jackson was born in Valdosta, Ga., and moved to Gainesville in the 1940s.

She was a food and nutrition assistant with Shands Hospital at UF and also a former employee of Eastside High School.

Ms. Jackson was a member of Williams Temple Church of God in Christ.

She attended Lincoln High School, where she was a majorette with the marching band.

Survivors include a son, Ellis Bonds Jr. of Gainesville; a daughter, Debra G. Love of Gainesville; sisters, Jessie Mae Brown, Dorothy Ann Clark, and Annie D. Brown of Gainesville; a brother, Jessie Lee Brown of Gainesville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Helen E. Kaiser

Helen E. Kaiser of Melrose died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida.

She was 91.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Kaiser moved to Gainesville in 1952 with her late husband, the Rev. William C. Kaiser Jr. of Melrose.

After serving congregations in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and the Virgin Islands, they retired in 1976 in the Gainesville area.

She was a member of University of Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a son, William C. Kaiser of Melrose; two daughters, Jean L. Dohany of Fayetteville, Ga., Nancy L. Miller of Lansdowne, Pa.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the memorial fund at University Lutheran Church.

Barbara Ann Kramer

Barbara Ann Kramer of Trenton died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. She was 64.

Mrs. Kramer was a waitress.

Born in Ocean City, N.J., Mrs. Kramer spent most of her life in Pinellas Park. She moved to Trenton four months ago.

Survivors include her daughter, Laura McGurron of St. Petersburg; a son, Bryan Kramer of Jacksonville; a sister, Julia Squires of Old Town; a brother, James Bancroft of McAlpin; and six grandchildren.

William S. Latsko

William S. Latsko of Gainesville died Tuesday in Lake City after a long illness. He was 79.

Mr. Latsko was a building inspector for the state Board of Control and for Myril Hanes & Jim McGinley.

Mr. Latsko was also a disabled veteran, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a 2nd lieutenant. He was a quarterback for the Gators from 1940 to 1942 and was a letterman all three years. He was a member of Blue Key, Knights of Columbus, B.P.O Elks Lodge No. 990 and the American Legion Post No. 16.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Oradell Beard Latsko of Gainesville; sons Fred Latsko, Carlton S. Latsko, William L. Latsko and Jimbo Latsko, all of Gainesville and Matt Latsko of Sarasota; a sister Betty Jane Suchey of Farrell, Pa.; and brothers Andy Latsko, Al Latsko and Tom Latsko, all of Farrell.

Curvelious McNish

Curvelious McNish of High Springs died Monday in Vencor after a long illness. She was 85.

Mrs. McNish was a homemaker.

Born in Fort White, she lived in High Springs for most of her life.

She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her brothers, Acie James, Joesph James and Roosevelt James, all of Fort White.

John W. Melzer

John W. "Jack" Melzer died Sunday in Erie, Pa. He was 82.

Mr. Melzer was born in Homestead, Pa., and was a winter resident in the Starke area for the past 21 years.

Mr. Melzer was a retired construction supervisor for the Federal Aviation Administration. He also was known as a Volkswagen engine specialist.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky Mayle of Newark, Del., and Pat Peckham of Milford, Pa; a sister, Midge Melzer of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren; one niece; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.

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