Clifford Hunter of Gainesville died Tuesday from injuries he received in an automobile accident in Gainesville. He was 58.
Elder Hunter was employed by Griffin Industries in Starke. He was also associate minister at Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Palatka, where he was co-chairman of the Building Committee.
Mr. Hunter helped construct the new Pentecostal sanctuary in Palatka.
He was born in Palatka and moved to Gainesville two years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley T. Hunter of Gainesville; a daughter, Brenda Courtney of Gainesville; a sister, Annie L. Hill of Palatka; three brothers, Jim Hunter Jr. of Apopka and Dan Hunter Sr. and Toney Hunter, both of Palatka; and three grandchildren.
Leonard Smith Sr.
Leonard Smith Sr. of Gainesville died Thursday at Hospice House in Gainesville. He was 86.
Mr. Smith was a retired marine surveyor. He also was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and a chief engineer in the Merchant Marines.
He was born in Bogue, N.C., and moved from Savannah, Ga., to Gainesville a year ago.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Elks Lodge in North Palm Beach and the Marine Engineers Benefit Association.
He was a Presbyterian.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Smith of Vero Beach; two sons, Dr. Leonard O. Smith Jr. of Gainesville and Joseph P. Smith of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Hazel Leona Mulligan
Hazel Leona Mulligan of Gainesville died Friday at Oaks Rehabilitation and Care Center in Gainesville. She was 95.
Mrs. Mulligan was a retired registered nurse.
She was born in Porterwood, W. Va., and moved from Venice to Gainesville six years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Mulligan Jr.
Survivors include two sons, William N. Mulligan of Gainesville and Donald L. Mulligan of Kent, Wash.; a brother, John Uber of Venice, Fla.; a sister, Mildred Baker of Greenville, Pa.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1831 NW 13th St.
King David Peterson
CROSS CITY - King David Peterson of Cross City died Sunday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a long illness. He was 55.
Mr. Peterson was a retired truck driver. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Born in Graceville, he moved to Cross City 33 years ago.
Mr. Peterson attended of the Royal Temple Church of God In Christ in Cross City.
Survivors include his wife, Minister Ella Peterson of Cross City; a son, Pierre B. Peterson of Miami; a daughter, Kandelara M. Peterson of Cross City; a brother, Louie Peterson of Graceville; and a sister, Lorene Peterson of Graceville.
BRONSON - Jack Segriff of Bronson died Wednesday Hospice House in Gainesville. He was 68.
Mr. Segriff was a retired bartender. He also served in the Canadian Army.
Born in Toronto, Canada, he moved from Alaska to Bronson 20 years ago.
Mr. Segriff was a Protestant.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Segriff of Bronson; three sons, Bill Segriff of Williston, Jack Segriff of Billings, Mont., and Rodney Segriff of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Cindy Segriff of Ogden, Utah; a brother, Rodney Segriff of Canada; and five grandchildren.
Anne Jordan Thomas
Anne Jordan Thomas of Gainesville died Wednesday in Gainesville. She was 76.
Mrs. Thomas was a personal secretary for her friend, Eloise Haile.
Born in Columbus, Ga., she moved from West Palm Beach to Gainesville 21 years ago.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gainesville. She was a Methodist.
Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Thomas.
Survivors include a son, William A. Smith of Roswell, Ga.; a daughter, Ellen Carter of Donaldsonville, Ga.; a brother, Robert D. Jordan of Gainesville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Dr. George T. Harrell Jr.
Dr. George T. Harrell Jr., founding dean of the medical colleges at both the University of Florida and Pennsylvania State University, died Thursday at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C. He was 91.
Memorial services at UF will be announced at a later date.
Dr. Harrell, who was well-known for his innovative methods of training medical students, came to UF in 1954 to design and develop the College of Medicine within the J. Hillis Miller Health Center that Harrell founded, now named the UF Health Science Center.
Dr. Harrell began the medical school with a $5 million state appropriation. The colleges of Medicine and Nursing opened in 1956.
In Dr. Harrell's 10 years at UF, he emphasized the importance of training physicians to understand and care for the entire patient and advocated the concept of training students in small groups.
"He was a visionary in the field of medical education, " said Dr. Mark V. Barrow Sr., a retired cardiologist and member of UF's medical college's first graduating class. "He wanted to turn out a complete physician who had compassion and was a human being as well as a technical person."
He also created the first-ever departments of humanities, family and community medicine, and behavior science in a medical school.
Medical students now learn diagnosis and communication skills from trained actors who serve as model patients at the Harrell Professional Development and Assessment Center.
Harrell resigned from UF in 1964, saying that administrative problems and red tape at the state level had grown too oppressive, and became founding dean and a vice president for medical sciences at Milton S. Hershey's Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University, retiring in 1973.
After retirement, Dr. Harrell wrote articles on the lives of Lady Osler and Sir William Osler, founding chairman of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an early leader of American medical education.
Dr. Harrell wrote several articles and books, including "Planning Medical Center Facilities, " and became an international consultant on developing medical schools and hospitals. He also received international recognition for his published research on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever during the 1940s.
"Harrell's goal of educating the health team to care for patients in their communities has timeless significance, " said Dr. Robert T. Watson, a medical student during Dr. Harrell's tenure as dean and now UF's senior associate dean for education affairs. "Of all the things I remember about Dr. Harrell, what stands out in my mind is his kindness."
One of UF's first medical graduates, Dr. Jean Bennett, said her practice as a pediatrician in Clearwater is influenced every day by the philosophies of Dr. Harrell.
"Most of all, I remember him telling us we should pay attention to every aspect of the patient's medical, social and emotional needs, and that we should develop the ability as physicians to serve those needs, " said Bennett.
Dr. Harrell was born in Washington, D.C. He received his medical degree at Duke University, which named him a distinguished alumnus in 1969. Dr. Harrell received a presidential medal and distinguished service award from UF, and received the Association of American Medical Colleges Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education, the Society for Health and Human Values Award and a Mastership of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Harrell was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Harrell.
Survivors include two sons, George Thomas Harrell III of Jacksonville and Robert Griffin Harrell of Gainesville; and four grandchildren, including Dr. Heather Harrell, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at UF.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the George T. Harrell Library at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., or to the George Harrell Professional Development and Assessment Center at UF's College of Medicine in Gainesville.
Mildred Lorenz Barker
Mildred Lorenz Barker of Gainesville died Thursday at Ayers Health and Rehab Center in Trenton.
She was 89.
Mrs. Barker was a homemaker.
She was born in Jersey City, N.J., and moved from Louisville, Ky., to Gainesville seven years ago.
Mrs. Barker was a Methodist.
Survivors include two daughters, June Jones of Columbus, Ohio, and Janet B. Head of Gainesville; a son, Lawrence Barker of Bettendorf, Iowa; a sister, Gertrude Provost of Trenton; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Alzheimer's Association in Gainesville.
Sallie M. Feagle
ARCHER - Sallie M. Feagle of Archer died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was 92.
Mrs. Feagle was a homemaker and a member of Hague Baptist Church.
She was a lifelong resident of Alachua County.
Mrs. Feagle enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mark Feagle.
Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Edwards of Archer and Fay Rea Hall of Waldo; two sons, Albert Feagle and Larry Feagle, both of Archer; a brother, D.J. Stanley of Bell; three sisters, Bell Nail of High Springs, Anna Nail and Jessie Thomas, both of Jacksonville; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great- grandchildren.