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Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1774

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Date: Monday, 12 June 2017, at 8:54 a.m.

Codey Lee Manning

OLD TOWN -- Codey Lee Manning of Old Town was found dead Saturday morning in Old Town. He was 8.

Codey was a student at Old Town Elementary School.

He was a member of Faith In the Word Assembly.

Codey enjoyed sports and swimming.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cara and Mitch Manning of Old Town; a brother, Chad Manning of Old Town; his grandfather, Robert Blunier of Delray Beach; and his grandmother, Marilyn Blunier of Sarasota.

James Preston McLean

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS -- James Preston McLean of Keystone Heights died Monday in Keystone Heights nursing home. He was 77.

Mr. McLean was associate dean of the College of Medicine at Shands at the University of Florida from 1964-80. He also retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander and had served in World War II and the Korean War.

Mr. McLean was born in Scotland County, N.C. He lived in Japan and Ocala before moving to Gainesville in 1964. He moved from Gainesville to Keystone Heights five years ago. He graduated from the University of Florida.

He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, the Retired Officers Association and Sigma Nu fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Barnett McLean of Crystal River; a daughter, Susan McLean Carpenter of Winter Springs; a son, James P. McLean Jr. of Crystal River; three sisters, Sally Ann Chirdon of Ocala, Lula Aura McRae of Maxton, N.C., and Mary Poole of Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, William G. McLean of Ocala; and two grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Alzheimer's Association in Gainesville.

Ralph W. Kluge

JACKSONVILLE -- Ralph W. Kluge of Jacksonville died Monday at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville. He was 93.

Mr. Kluge was the chairman of the civil engineering department at the University of Florida from 1952 to 1971. Involved in designing and testing lightweight concrete, he also wrote numerous technical articles for engineering publications and is listed in Who's Who in Engineering, American Men of Science and Who's Who in America.

Born in Chicago, he lived in Gainesville for 40 years before moving to Jacksonville four years ago.

He was a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and an honorary member of the Prestressed Concrete Institute.

Survivors include his wife, Mercedes Kluge of Jacksonville; two sons, Donald Kluge of Jacksonville and Paul Kluge of Columbia, Md.; a sister, Evelyn Samrascq of Arnold, Md.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ann M. Lander

Ann M. Lander of Gainesville died Wednesday in Gainesville. She was 88.

Mrs. Lander was a former short-order cook and a salad girl at a restaurant.

Born in New Kensington, Pa., she moved from Erie, Pa., to Gainesville six years ago.

She was a Catholic.

Mrs. Lander was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert J. Lander.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph N. Lander of Gainesville and Edward F. Lander of Colleyville, Texas; a brother, Edward Smiadak of Fort Myers; a sister, Sophie Kobielski of Erie; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Lolly Mae Melton

CHIEFLAND - Lolly Mae Melton of Chiefland died Tuesday at Shands at AGH in Gainesville. She was 82.

Mrs. Melton was a homemaker and a member of Joppa Baptist Church.

Born in Macon, Ga., she moved from Cross City to Chiefland 56 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Melton; and a daughter, Joyce E. Horne.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Bluckhorn and Lola Deen Parker, both of Chiefland; three sons, James E. Melton of Odessa, Texas, Charles E. Melton of Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Loyd W. Melton of Jacksonville; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Lea Phillips

NEWBERRY -- Evelyn Lea Phillips of Newberry died Tuesday at her home. She was 76.

Mrs. Phillips was a former dental assistant at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born in Bells, Tenn., she lived most of her life in Memphis before moving to Gainesville seven years ago.

She was a member of Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bartlett, Tenn., and was a former president of the Dental Assistant Association in Memphis.

Survivors include a brother, Stacy Jack Lea of Newberry; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Onetta Darr Rudiger

Onetta Darr Rudiger of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at AGH after a long illness. She was 91.

Mrs. Rudiger was a homemaker.

Born in Coshocton, Ohio, she moved from Williston to Gainesville 14 years ago.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and Highland Missionary Baptist Church and was a former member of Williston Woman's Club and the Association of American Retired Persons.

Survivors include a nephew, Arthur W. Darr Sr. of Canton, Ohio.

Jeffrie Christian Tate

Jeffrie Christian Tate of Virginia Beach, Va., died Saturday in Virginia Beach. He was 22.

Mr. Tate was a petty officer third class, squadron No. VFA-81 in the U.S. Navy. He was voted best plane captain and best sunliner of the month.

He was born in Gainesville, and moved from Gainesville to Virginia Beach two months ago.

He attended Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., and Daytona Beach Community College. He was voted best-looking his senior year at Seabreeze High School in Ormond Beach, where he played football.

Mr. Tate enjoyed sports and the outdoors.

Survivors include his father, Johnny Tate of Lexington, S.C.; his mother, Carol Tate of Gainesville; a brother, Bryian Parker of Hickory, N.C.; two sisters, Jennifer Davis of Fellsmere and Suzanne Hessler of Nashville, Tenn.; and his paternal grandparents, Howard and Evelyn Tate of Eastman, Ga.

Hazel Mitchell Walton

Hazel Mitchell "Granny" Walton of Gainesville died Monday at her son's home in Gainesville. She was 88.

Mrs. Walton was a homemaker and a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Born in Meigs, Ga., she moved from Pelham, Ga., to Gainesville more than 60 years ago.

Survivors include a daughter, Trudy Hargrove of Gainesville; a son, Murray Wilson of Gainesville; two sisters, Leola Daniels of Springfield, Mass., and Gladys Singer of Richmond, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren.

Eugene Wilson

BROOKER -- Eugene Wilson of Brooker died unexpectedly Saturday at his home. He was 66.

Mr. Wilson was a retired custodian at the University of Florida.

He was a lifelong resident of Brooker.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Greater Bell United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Cassie Brazil Wilson of Brooker; two sons, Turner E. Wilson of Archer and Antoine Wilson of Daytona Beach; two daughters, Gwendolyn Jones and Linda Doby, both of Alachua; two sisters, Viola Clark of Brooker and Mae Bea Lee of Gainesville; a brother, Yarnell Wilson of Brooker; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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