Ellen Miriam Pardee Winn
Ellen Miriam Pardee Winn died Jan. 12 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was 83.
Mrs. Winn was a lifelong resident of Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School.
She was a co-owner of Primrose Inn and The Winnjammer.
Mrs. Winn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville. She enjoyed playing piano, crafts, gardening and her pets.
She was preceded in death by two sons, William Pardee Winn and Randolph Stevens Winn.
Survivors include a son, Byron M. Winn III of Gainesville; and two grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Hospice of North Central Florida.
Judge Bradley Kaplan
Judge Bradley Kaplan, the infant child of Lynne and Sander Kaplan of Gainesville, died Monday at Shands at the University of Florida. He was one month old.
In addition to his parents, Judge is survived by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Beverly Gatton of Gainesville; his paternal grandmother, Marcia Kaplan of Gainesville; and his paternal grandfather, Judge Stanton Kaplan of Plantation.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Children's Miracle Network.
W. Robert Yeack
W. Robert Yeack died Feb. 19 at his residence in Gainesville. He was 74.
Mr. Yeack was born in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Gainesville from Whitehouse, Ohio.
He was an accountant, a co-owner of Schmidt Provision Co. and a former deputy director of Urban Renewal for Toledo. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator-bombardier during World War II.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Yeack; and a daughter, Celia Scranton.
Survivors include two daughters, Christy Linnenkohl of Dayton, Ohio, and Connie Johnson of Henderson, N.C.; two sons, Bill Yeack of Moraga, Calif., and Craig Yeack of Dublin, Ohio; and three sisters, Judy Fairchild and Ruth Gedert, both of Toledo, and Betty Anderson of Michigan.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the First Lutheran Church in Gainesville or to the World War II Memorial Fund.
Gregory Anthony Alleyne
Gregory Anthony Alleyne of Wilmington, Del., died Monday at his home due to cancer. He was 39.
Mr. Alleyne was a job captain for the architectural firm Silver, Petrucelli and Associates in Hamden, Conn.
He was born in San Francisco and lived in Gainesville for 18 years before moving to the Northeast two years ago.
Mr. Alleyne was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Maria D.F.S. Barbosa of Wilmington; his parents, Victor and Maureen Alleyne of Trinidad and Tobago; and a sister, Deborah Persinger of Gainesville.
Murry Lori Gilchrist Bowens
Murry Lori Gilchrist Bowens of Gainesville died Tuesday at Hospice House of Gainesville after a long illness. She was 56.
Mrs. Bowens was an administrative services coordinator at the University of Florida.
She was born in High Springs.
Mrs. Bowens graduated from Lincoln High School
Mrs. Bowens moved to Gainesville about 45 years ago.
Mrs. Bowens was a minister at the Compassionate Outreach Ministries, where she was a praise leader, Sunday school teacher.
She was also a member of the Pastor's Aide Board.
Survivors include her husband, George Bowens of Gainesville; two daughters, Glenda J. Tigney of Tulsa, Okla., and Adrianne M. Mobley of Gainesville; three brothers, George Gilchrist Jr. and Lester James, both of Gainesville, and Glenn Gilchrist of High Springs; two sisters, Mary Singleton and Belinda Fox, both of Gainesville; and four grandchildren.
Cecelia E. Breeden
Cecelia E. Breeden of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at AGH. She was 84.
Mrs. Breeden was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.
She was born in Evansville, Ind., and moved from Holiday to Gainesville 11 years ago.
Mrs. Breeden was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Breeden.
Survivors include her nephew, Frank Laurenzo of Orange Lake; a niece; and her caregiver, Joanie Laurenzo of Orange Lake.
LIVE OAK - William Bryant of Live Oak died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 58.
Mr. Bryant owned and operated a nursery.
He was born in Tampa and moved from Louisiana to Live Oak four years ago.
Mr. Bryant was a Baptist.
He enjoyed working with horses and plants.
Survivors include his companion, Annie-Marie Hodgeson of Live Oak; two sons, Hardie Bryant of Tampa and William Palmer of Sarasota; four daughters, Micki Cooper of Thomasville, N.C., Joann Bryant of Galvez, La., SuAnn Bryant of Tampa and Raellan Morris of Brooksville; his mother, Marie Bryant of Brooksville; two brothers, Johnny Bryant of Seffner and Charles Bryant of Land o' Lakes; four sisters, Sharon Jarvis and Judith Bryant, both of Brooksville, Joyce Anderson of Tampa and Marie Gay of Decatur, Ala.; and 15 grandchildren.
Thomas F. Buckman
MORRISTON - Thomas F. Buckman of Morriston died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home. He was 78.
Mr. Buckman was a former aircraft mechanic. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was born in Springfield, Ill., and moved from Hialeah to Morriston 22 years ago.
Mr. Buckman was a Baptist.
He enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Buckman was preceded in death by his wife, Velma L. Buckman.
Survivors include three sons, James Buckman and Robert Buckman, both of Morriston, and Thomas L. Buckman of Georgia;dk city a brother, Harry Buckman of New Berlin, Ill.; four sisters, Laverta Baker of Washington, Ill., Betty Kern of Pleasant Plains, Ill., Lucille Strode of Rogue River, Ore., and Dee Bentley of Petersburg, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
Robert L. Cowan
Robert L. Cowan of Gainesville died Tuesday in Gainesville after a long illness. He was 67.
Mr. Cowan was a professor at Ferris State University.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., lived in Gainesville for 11 years and moved from Big Rapids, Mich., to Gainesville five years ago.
Mr. Cowan was a past exalted ruler of the B.P.O.E. in Michigan.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Cowan of Gainesville; two daughters, Lisa Rae Kocks of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Lisa Susan Scarano of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; two sons, John Robert Cowan and David Keith Cowan, both of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; two sisters, Marion Thompson of Bethel, Conn., and Adrienne Reizel of Vero Beach; and eight grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Diabetes Association or to the Kidney Foundation.
Eddie Cunningham of Gainesville died Saturday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a long illness. He was 90.
Mr. Cunningham was a retired chef. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a lifelong resident of Gainesville.
Mr. Cunningham was a member of the American Legion Post 306 and Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel Cunningham of Gainesville; a son, Harold Cunningham of Gainesville; a daughter, Deborah Johnson of Gainesville; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.