- Finding your family tree data online.

Obituary and Death Notice Archives

Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive

(Obituaries archived from all over the state of Florida. Confirm death dates with the Social Security Death Index)

First Name: Last Name:

Search obituaries from Jacksonville, Florida area
on the site:
First Name:
Last Name:
Search fulltext OFFSITE Florida Obituaries:
  First Name:
   Last Name:
 Search fulltext Florida Genealogy Discussion Groups:
  First Name:
   Last Name:

Search Florida Newspaper Archives from 1823-1959
Search Florida Obituary Archives from 1983-Present
Florida Newspaper List

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Florida Obituary Archive

Florida Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1995

Posted By:
Date: Monday, 12 June 2017, at 2:48 p.m.

Bessie M. LeGree

FORT WHITE -- Bessie M. LeGree of Fort White died Saturday at Shands at Lake Shore in Lake City. She was 86.

The Fort White native was a homemaker and member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Fort White.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Garnell LeGree of Fort White; two daughters, Annie Frances LeGree of Fort White and Dr. JoAnn E. LeGree Shemwell of Louisville, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Willie Pearl Conner of Boynton Beach; three sons, Jack M. LeGree Sr. and John Henry LeGree, both of Fort White, and Glenice A. LeGree of Jasper; two sisters, Essie D. Mosley of Fort White and Thelma C. McKinnon of Detroit; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mildred Cross Meredith

Mildred Cross Meredith, formerly of Keuka in Putnam County, died Sunday at her son's home in Callao, Va., following a brief illness. She was 90.

A native of Indiana, she lived in Keuka for more than 30 years before moving to Callao four years ago.

She was a member of the Interlachen United Methodist Church, where she participated in the United Methodist Women's League.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Meredith.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith Lahmann of Indianapolis; two sons, Charles Rodger Meredith of Callao, Va., and Dennis H Meredith of Gainesville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gloria Jane Tyler Pilcher

STARKE -- Gloria Jane Tyler Pilcher died Wednesday at her residence in Starke following an extended illness. She was 54.

Mrs. Pilcher was born in Fort White and lived in Baker and Bradford counties for most of her life.

She was a sentence specialist at Florida State Prison for about 28 years.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and a past president of the ladies auxiliary of the Florida Peace Officers Association.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Carl Pilcher of Starke; four sons, Jason Pilcher of Keystone Heights and Jeff Pilcher, Jeremy Pilcher and John Pilcher, all of Starke; her father and stepmother, Clarence and Edith Tyler of Sylacauga, Ala.; a sister, Patricia Pearce of Sanderson; and four grandchildren.

Emily Ethel Shoemaker

Emily Ethel Shoemaker of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at AGH. She was 66.

Mrs. Shoemaker was born in Charleston, W.Va., and moved to Gainesville from Texas 43 years ago.

She was a bookkeeper and a Baptist. She was a member of the Granddaughters of the Confederacy.

Mrs. Shoemaker was preceded in death by a brother, Samual Via.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Marvin F. Shoemaker of Gainesville; two daughters, Peggy Diane Sullivan of Gainesville and Susan Lynn McWatters of Waldo; a stepdaughter, Marvena Goodwin of Starke; two sons, Orville Ray "Pete" Slaymaker of Pikesville, N.C., and Steven Wayne Slaymaker of Gainesville; a stepson, Pete Shoemaker Jr. of Fairbanks; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Eddie Williams Jr.

Eddie Williams Jr. of Gainesville died Friday at Shands at AGH following a lingering illness. He was 77.

Mr. Williams was born in Albany, Ga., and moved to Gainesville in 1928.

He was a retired custodian and a World War II veteran.

He was a member of the former NW 4th Avenue Church of Christ.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carretha Roberts-Williams of Gainesville; two daughters, Eddie Mae Williams of Seattle and Shirley M. Williams of Hawthorne; a stepsister, Egurthea Thomas of Hollywood; two grandchildren, Willie Cunningham and Natalya Williams, both of Gainesville; and two great-grandchildren, Sasha Cunningham and Willie Cunningham, both of Gainesville.

John Ashley Crews

ALACHUA -- John Ashley Crews died Monday at his residence. He was 80.

Mr. Crews was born in Miami and moved to Alachua 26 years ago.

He was a retired captain with the Miami Fire Department. He served as a fighter pilot with the U.S. Army Air Force during World World II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Brown Crews of Alachua; a son, Robert Ashley Crews of Pompano Beach; a daughter, Constance Leah Crews of Pompano Beach; a brother, Robert Lee Crews of Hialeah; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home.

Kathryn Ann Huber Lewis

Kathryn Ann Huber Lewis of Gainesville died Sunday at North Florida Rehabilitation and Speciality Care Center. She was 81.

A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Mrs. Lewis moved to Gainesville in 1953.

She was an administrative assistant for the College of Journalism at the University of Florida for 33 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville.

Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Lewis, and a grandson.

Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Lewis Jones of Baton Rouge, La., and Toni Kay Lewis Wilson of Brandon; a son, Fred H. Lewis of Newberry; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

Bethel M. Little

Bethel M. Little of Gainesville died Sunday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 81.

Mrs. Little was born in Jackson, Ky., and moved to Gainesville from Hazard, Ky., in 1961.

She was a licensed practical nurse, and she attended First Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Little.

Survivors include daughters, Linda Leach and Jennifer Vause, both of Orlando, Carolyn Murphy of Atlanta and Jacqueline Friedlander of Gainesville; sons, Paul D. Little of Ocala, John David Little of Gainesville and Stephen Little of Boca Raton; a sister, Ruth Absher of Lexington, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Sharon Emily Sikes

Sharon Emily Sikes of Gainesville died Monday at Shands at AGH. She was 52.

Mrs. Sikes was born in Statesboro, Ga., and moved to Gainesville from Green Cove Springs in 1996.

She was a beautician and a Protestant.

She loved arts and crafts.

Survivors include sisters, Betty J. Williams of DeLand and Marjean Turie of Hawthorne; and brothers, Hup V. Sikes of Jacksonville and Stephen P. Sikes of Raleigh, N.C.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Cressie Mae Churchill

Cressie Mae Churchill died March 27 at North Florida Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was 86.

Mrs. Churchill, a retired nursing assistant who worked at Alachua General Hospital, was born in Fort Myers and moved to Gainesville in 1957. She graduated from A. Quinn Jones and attended Poro College in Philadelphia. Mrs. Churchill was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Gainesville.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest James Churchill of South Carolina; son Floid Churchill of Gainesville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Carnegie Funeral Home.

Samuel Thomas Crews

HIGH SPRINGS - Samuel Thomas "Sam" Crews of High Springs died suddenly Wednesday. He was 88.

Mr. Crews was a member of First Baptist Church of High Springs.

Survivors include his wife, Murrye R. Crews of High Springs; daughters Cleone C. Chastain of High Springs, Wilma C. Loar of Bellview, and Sandra Lewis of Ocala; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Joyce L. Barnes Halbrook

SANTA FE - Joyce L. Barnes Halbrook died Wednesday at Orange Park Medical Center following an extended illness. She was 96.

Mrs. Halbrook was born in Trenton and spent most of her life in Santa Fe before moving to Jacksonville in 2001. She was postmistress of Santa Fe from 1952 to 1960 and was a member of the North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church until the Santa Fe Baptist Church was established, where she was a charter member.

Survivors include daughters Janie Mae Rowland of Orlando, Betty Dowling of Fleming Island and Joyce Elrod of Jacksonville; sons David Phillip Barnes of Jacksonville and Charles Halbrook of Santa Fe; sisters Carra Crosby, Edna Smith and Dorothy Beck, all of Trenton; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home.

Visit our sister site,

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Florida Obituary Archive is maintained by GenLookups with WebBBS 5.12.

For your convenience, here is a huge, growing collection of obituaries at

- Click to Search the Large Databases

- Historical Records and Person Search

- Census and Voter Lists

- Military Records

- Surname Meanings

- Births, Marriages, and Deaths Search

Look up the meaning of any surname!

Find-a-Grave Cemetery Search

Incredibly COOL Genealogy Databases on the Web!

Rootsweb Review Archives Search
Search through the archives of this past genealogy update!

First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of fulltext obits
from all over the United States.


First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of marriage records
from all over the United States.


Marriage Search Engines

Statewide Obituary Archives

Free Surname Meanings and History Lookup NEW!!!


I want to look for information about this surname:

You must use the SUBMIT button; hitting ENTER will not work!

If the results that you get turn out to be a death notice rather than an obituary, many times you can find a fulltext obituary by doing a search HERE.


The ULTIMATE Vital Records Database!

Newest Data Additions to

Message Boards

Historical Person Search


Alabama  - Alaska  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - California  - Colorado  - Connecticut  - Delaware  - Florida  - Georgia  - Hawaii  - Idaho  - Illinois  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maine  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Minnesota  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Montana  - Nebraska  - Nevada  - New Hampshire  - New Jersey  - New Mexico  - New York  - North Carolina  - North Dakota  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Oregon  - Pennsylvania  - Rhode Island  - South Carolina  - South Dakota  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Utah  - Vermont  - Virginia  - Washington  - West Virginia  - Wisconsin  - Wyoming



Alabama  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - Connecticut  - Georgia  - Idaho  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Nebraska  - New York  - North Carolina  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Pennsylvania  - South Carolina  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Vermont  - Virginia  - West Virginia

Alabama Newspapers

Alaska Newspapers

Arizona Newspapers

Arkansas Newspapers

California Newspapers

Colorado Newspapers

Connecticut Newspapers

Delaware Newspapers

Florida Newspapers

Georgia Newspapers

Idaho Newspapers

Illinois Newspapers

Indiana Newspapers

Iowa Newspapers

Kansas Newspapers

Kentucky Newspapers

Louisiana Newspapers

Maine Newspapers

Maryland Newspapers

Massachusetts Newspapers

Michigan Newspapers

Minnesota Newspapers

Missouri Newspapers

Montana Newspapers

Nebraska Newspapers

Nevada Newspapers

New Hampshire Newspapers

New Jersey Newspapers

New Mexico Newspapers

New York Newspapers

North Carolina Newspapers

North Dakota Newspapers

Ohio Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers

Oregon Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers

Rhode Island Newspapers

South Carolina Newspapers

South Dakota Newspapers

Tennessee Newspapers

Texas Newspapers

Utah Newspapers

Virginia Newspapers

Washington Newspapers

West Virginia Newspapers

Alabama Census Records

Alaska Census Records

Arizona Census Records

Arkansas Census Records

California Census Records

Colorado Census Records

Connecticut Census Records

Delaware Census Records

Florida Census Records

Georgia Census Records

Idaho Census Records

Illinois Census Records

Indiana Census Records

Iowa Census Records

Kansas Census Records

Kentucky Census Records

Louisiana Census Records

Maine Census Records

Maryland Census Records

Massachusetts Census Records

Michigan Census Records

Minnesota Census Records

Missouri Census Records

Montana Census Records

Nebraska Census Records

Nevada Census Records

New Hampshire Census Records

New Jersey Census Records

New Mexico Census Records

New York Census Records

North Carolina Census Records

North Dakota Census Records

Ohio Census Records

Oklahoma Census Records

Oregon Census Records

Pennsylvania Census Records

Rhode Island Census Records

South Carolina Census Records

South Dakota Census Records

Tennessee Census Records

Texas Census Records

Utah Census Records

Virginia Census Records

Washington Census Records

West Virginia Census Records

Confirm birth and death dates with the Social Security Death Index: - - - - Surname Search Utility - - Marriage Search Engines


One of the sponsors of this site is: