Harold Dogan Smith
STARKE -- Harold Dogan Smith died Wednesday at his residence in Starke following an extended illness. He was 69.
Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Starke.
He was a retired truck driver for Lewis Timber Co., and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Sampson City Church of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Patterson and Wanda Smith, both of Starke, and Eoline Maust of Tallahassee; a son, Alan Smith of Starke; two sisters, JoAnn Rowe and Muriel Ryder, both of Starke; a brother, Tom Smith of Starke; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Shirley Williams of Gainesville died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was 50.
Mrs. Williams was born in Hampton and moved to Gainesville from Fort Knox, Ky., six years ago.
She was employed with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Communication Services at the University of Florida.
She graduated from J.R.E. High School in Starke.
She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Hampton, where she served as a choir recording secretary for the Woman's Home Mission.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Williams of Gainesville; a daughter, Toya Williams of Gainesville; four sisters, Mary Lizzie Holmes and Mercedes Coleman, both of Starke, Alma Scott of St. Petersburg and Mae Ola Hunt Moss of Point, Miss.; and three brothers, Doze Brown of St. Petersburg, C.J. Brown of Lawtey and Ted Brown of Hampton.
Elinor Williams Bailey
Elinor Williams Bailey of Gainesville died Tuesday. She was 80.
Born in Norfolk, Va., she moved to Gainesville from Washington in 1953.
She studied and taught music at Julliard for 12 years and earned a BA and a MA in music from Yale University. She also taught at the Mannes School in New York City, and at a private school in Yakima, Wash.
After graduating from Yale, she took a faculty position at the University of Florida Department of Music in 1953.
She later left the university and taught piano privately until retirement in 1992.
She was a member, co-founder, and past president of the Foundation for the Promotion of Music. In 1988, she was honored by FPM as Musician of the Year. She was also a member and past president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Thomas L. Bailey of Gainesville; a daughter, Krista Corey of Hiawassee, Ga.; a son, Thomas Anders "Andy" Bailey of Gainesville; a brother, Rolf Williams; and a sister, Enid Mack.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Foundation for the Promotion of Music, c/o Walter Holle, treasurer, 4830 NW 43rd St., 32606, or to Hospice House of Gainesville.
Clair "Ben" Lewis of Gainesville died Saturday in Gainesville. He was 62.
Mr. Lewis was a retired first sergeant in the U.S. Army and later worked for the Department of Transportation in Gainesville.
Born in Hopkinton, Iowa, he moved from Fort Stewart, Ga., to Gainesville 26 years ago.
He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville.
Survivors include his wife, Linda D. Lewis of Gainesville; three sons, Frank Lewis of Guam, Larry Lewis of Lawton, Okla., and Scott Lewis of Gainesville; a daughter, Andrea Carter of St. Petersburg; four stepdaughters, Sue Montgomery of Plano, Texas, Stephanie Harrison of Cyril, Okla., Pam Lusk of Apache, Okla., and Regina Brannock of Apache; two stepsons, Daniel Robles and Toby Robles, both of Apache; three brothers, Richard Lewis of Puyallup, Wash., Darrell Lewis of Anamosa, Iowa, and Joe Lewis of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters, Shirlaine VanAmburg of Mechanicsville, Iowa, Diane Thompson of Mechanicsville, Deanna Corringon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Audrey Kahl of Clarence, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Queen of Peace Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Association.
Donald I. Myers
NEWBERRY -- Donald I. Myers of Newberry died Wednesday at North Florida Regional Medical Center due to a heart attack. He was 63.
Mr. Myers was employed in mobile home delivery.
Born in Odon, Ind., he moved from Sebree, Ky., to Newberry five years ago.
He attended Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Myers of Newberry; three sons, Donald G. Myers of Newberry, Donald I. Myers Jr. of Washington, Ind., and Darren Myers of Gleason, Ind.; three daughters, Marilyn Walters of Orlando, Nancy Hoover of Indianapolis and Diana Williams of Washington, Ind.; a brother, Alvin Rex Myers of Greenwood, Ind.; a sister, Helen Porter of Burns City, Ind.; and 10 grandchildren.
T.A. Nielsen of Gainesville died Saturday in Gainesville. He was 78.
Mr. Nielsen was a general manager of the former Peterson's Produce and later Campus Federal Credit Union, both in Gainesville. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict and served on the U.S.S. Medusa at Pearl Harbor and received five combat ribbons and 10 bronze stars.
Born in Chokio, Minn., he moved from McHenry, Ill., to Gainesville 38 years ago.
He was a Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Nielsen was a Protestant.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura S. Nielson of Newberry; a brother, Homer Nielsen of Pueblo, Colo.; and two sisters, Dorcas Balkin of Memphis, Tenn., and Gloria Sullivan of Pueblo.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Nature Conservancy in Arlington, Va.
Louis Edward Lamb
TRENTON - Louis Edward Lamb of Trenton died in his home Friday. He was 46.
Mr. Lamb was born in Newberry and moved to Trenton from Waldo five years ago. He was a retired roofer, and he was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Lamb of Panama City; one daughter, Jenny Michelle Lamb of Waldo; one son, Fred Zachary Lamb of Trenton; four brothers, David Lamb and Johnny Lamb, both of Chiefland, John Harris of Bronson and Gene Sheffield of Hawthorne; two sisters, Shirley Ann Mauldin of Georgia and Bonnie Sue Harris of Bronson; and one grandchild.
Daniel A. Roberts
Dr. Daniel A. Roberts of Gainesville died Saturday in Gainesville. He was 78.
Dr. Roberts was born in Micanopy and attended schools in Micanopy and Gainesville. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida and his doctorate degree from Cornell University.
Dr. Roberts was a professor of plant pathology at UF and a member of First Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army in the European Campaign during World War II; was an assistant and associate professor at Cornell; was a member of the American Phytopathological Society; was listed in American Men and Women in Science and in Outstanding Educators in America; was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1958, the Alpha Zeta Professor of the Year in 1971 and the Florida Department of Agriculture Award of Eminence in 1976.
Among Dr. Roberts' invited lectures were a National Science Foundation seminar on plant virology and a course for college teachers of plant pathology, the International Congress of Plant Pathology, and the Ninth International Congress of Plant Protection. Dr. Roberts was an academic advisor to undergraduates from 1952-93, graduate coordinator from 1970-76 and served on the College Committee on Plant Pest Management from 1972-82. Dr. Roberts was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Remsen Roberts. Survivors include two sons, Peter R. Roberts of Marietta, Ga., and Stephen B. Roberts of Larkspur, Colo; one daughter, Kathleen R. Veline of Warner Robins, Ga.; close friend Louise Ridgway of Gainesville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Historic Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 631, Micanopy, Fl., 32667.
Richard Eugene Branson
CHIEFLAND - Richard Eugene Branson of Chiefland died Friday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 65.
Mr. Branson was a carpenter. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Born in Lexington, Mo., he moved from Lexington to Chiefland 38 years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Branson of Chiefland; three sons, Clarence Robert Branson of Steelville, Mo., and Richard Eugene Branson Jr. and Rodger Dewayne Branson, both of Chiefland; a daughter, Karen Lynn Whitehurst of Chiefland; a brother, J.W. Branson of Lawson, Mo.; two sisters, Meredith Louise Curry of Texas and Iris Mae Railey of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Dothalea "Dot" Parcelluzzi
Dothalea "Dot" Parcelluzzi of Gainesville died Sunday in Gainesville following a lengthy illness. She was 79.
Mrs. Parcelluzzi was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. She was a nurse for 23 years at Alachua General Hospital, retiring in 1983. She enjoyed gardening and attended North Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Celia Yemma of Gainesville, Ivy Quillan of Lapine, Ala., and Marsha Spear of St. Augustine; one son, Cecil Cowan Jr. of Gainesville; two sisters, Marty Pawlak of Beaverton, Mich., and Betty Bason of Suwannee; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Benny M. "Woody" Woodham Sr.
GLEN ST. MARY - Benny M. "Woody" Woodham Sr. of Glen St. Mary died Saturday in Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville after an extended illness. He was 69.
Mr. Woodham was born in Bowling Green and moved from Jacksonville to Glen St. Mary in 1974. He was a vocational instructor at Union Correctional Institution and a retired electronics mechanic at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Mr. Woodham was a member of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Butler, of Masonic Lodge 343 of Mandarin and Scottish Rite in Jacksonville, the Morocco Temple in Jacksonville and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy A. Woodham of Glen St. Mary; one son, Benny M. Woodham Jr. of Ormond Beach; and two grandchildren.
Jack "Country Boy" Smith
BRONSON - Jack "Country Boy" Smith of Bronson died Friday at Shands at Alachua General Hospital from natural causes. He was 69.
Mr. Smith was born in Levyville and was a lifelong resident of Levy County. He was a welder, attended Howell Business College and the University of Florida, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion of Williston, the Cypress Ridge Hunting Club and Otter Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Smith of Bronson; two daughters, Susan Gunter of Highland Heights, Ky., and Janice Fike of Williston; one son, Jack Smith Jr. of Bronson; one brother, Berry Smith Jr. of Archer; three sisters, Thelma Lindsey of Bronson, Ethel Hancock of High Springs and Elma Holt of Otto, N.C.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to Hospice of North Central Florida, 624 N. Main St., Chiefland, Fl., 32626.