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Jodie Frances Morrison

LAKE CITY - Jodie Frances Morrison of Lake City died Wednesday in a boating accident off Horseshoe Beach. She was 6.

Her grandfather, Jasper "Skeet" Gardner, died in the same accident.

Jodie attended kindergarten at Melrose Park Elementary School, where she loved reading and art. She also played soccer for the Columbia Youth Soccer Association and attended Westside Baptist Chapel in Lake City.

She was born in Lake City.

Jodie was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Francis Morrison.

Survivors include her mother and father, Rhonda Gardner and Joseph Karl Southerland, both of Lake City; two brothers, Austin Yorke and Alex Southerland, both of Lake City; two sisters, Rachel Morrison and Michelle Morrison, both of Lake City; and her grandparents, Billy and Carol Southerland of Gainesville, Tom and Sarah Morrison, and Nora Logan, all of Lake City.

Arrangements by Guerry Funeral Home.

Sarah Lois Roberts

BELL - Sarah Lois Roberts, a lifelong resident of Bell, died Thursday at Shands at the University of Florida. She was 76.

Mrs. Roberts was a cottage parent at Sunland (Tacachale) and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Trenton. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by a son, Simon Dillard.

Survivors include her husband, J.W. Roberts of Bell; sons Don and Darrell Boyette, both of Bell, and Ronnie Boyette of Chiefland; daughters Charlotte Philman of Chiefland, Sharon Lancaster of Neptune Beach and Laura Spears of Bell; a sister, Louise Sparkman of Trenton; 16 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Yates-Gooding Funeral Home.

Irene P. Sherrill

MACCLENNY - Irene P. Sherrill of Macclenny died Friday at Frasier Memorial Hospital in Macclenny after a sudden illness. She was 74.

Mrs. Sherrill was born in Annapolis, Mo. She had lived in Lake Butler and Jacksonville before moving to Macclenny five years ago. She was a retired secretary for the Department of Labor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, the Rev. Leo Sherrill of Macclenny; a daughter, Carol Erwin of Starke; sons Roger Sherrill of Houston and Lindell Sherrill of Atlanta; a brother, John Pannebecker of O'Fallon, Mo.; a sister, Mary Louise Watts of Pekin, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home.

Franklin Richie Smith

ARCHER - Franklin Richie Smith of Archer died Saturday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 69.

Mr. Smith was a retired superintendent with Vital Industries. He also served in the U.S. Navy in Korea.

Born in Orlando, he moved from Orlando to Archer 24 years ago.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Archer.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Ann Smith of Archer; a son, Robert Douglas Smith of Archer; a daughter, Mary Kathleen Marcoux of Archer; and a sister, Dolly Tinsley of Deltona.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Marguerite Hewitt Ohmstede Tillman

NEWBERRY - Marguerite Hewitt Ohmstede Tillman of Newberry died Saturday in Gainesville. She was 92.

Mrs. Tillman was a homemaker. She previously was an operator at Western Union and an upholsterer. Born in Amite, Miss., she moved from Tampa to Newberry 16 years ago.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Newberry.

Mrs. Tillman was recently preceded in death by her husband, Arlie E. Tillman.

Survivors include daughters Linda L. Elmore of Newberry and Beverly Demers of Putnam, Conn.; sons Gerald H. Ohmstede of Tampa, Thomas E. Ohmstede of Brandon, Francis R. Ohmstede of Lake City, Tenn., and Harvey G. Tillman of Orlando; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home.

Georgia Thornton

RAIFORD - Georgia Thornton of Raiford died Friday at Shands in Gainesville after a long illness. She was 85.

Mrs. Thornton was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Congregational Methodist Church in Raiford.

Born in Atmore, Ala., she lived most of her life in Bradford and Union counties.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. John E. Thornton of Raiford; daughters Mearlean Griffis and Geraldine Waldron, both of Raiford; a son, Leo Thornton of Starke; a stepson, Allen Thornton of Raiford; stepdaughters Wanda Evans and Gloria Crews, both of Starke, Virginia Cowart of Riceville, Fay Jefferies of Raiford and Donna Flowers of Ellisville; a brother, Lewis Nellum of Tampa; sisters Etha Harris of Bradenton and Barbara Pearson of Tampa; 26 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Archer Funeral Home.

Roberta Gale Walker

TAVARES - Roberta Gale Walker of Tavares died Friday in Houston, Texas. She was 59.

Mrs. Walker was a licensed practical nurse. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She lived in Gainesville from 1960 through 1976 and was a graduate of Gainesville High School.

Mrs. Walker was a Catholic.

Local survivors include a daughter, Constance Walker Kurtz of Gainesville.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Mary E. Arnett

Mary Ennis Arnett of Gainesville died Thursday at the Hospice House of Gainesville following a lengthy illness. She was 82.

Mrs. Arnett was born in Medina, N.Y., and moved to Gainesville from Kinderhook, N.Y., in 1982.

She was a homemaker and a retired vice president of Sandhill Printing Press. She was a member of Holy Faith Catholic Church, where she volunteered as a greeter.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ross H. Arnett.

Survivors include daughters Mary Anne Arnett of Baltimore, Barbara E. Parskcvas of Lafayette, Ind., Fran Dillard of Ormond Beach and Bernadette A. D'Alessandro of Waterford, Conn.; sons Ross H. Arnett III of Columbia, Md., Michael J. Arnett of Tacoma, Wash., and Joseph and Matthew Arnett, both of Lafayette, Ind.; a brother, Arthur Ennis of Fairport, N.J.; 25 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Virginia E. Barker

Virginia Ellen Barker of Jacksonville died Thursday at her daughter's residence in Gainesville.

Mrs. Barker was a secretary and a Presbyterian.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Keathley of Gainesville; and a son, Patrick Barker of Claremont, Calif.

Arrangements by Moring Funeral Home.

Martha J. Blackburn

LAWTEY - Martha Jane Blackburn, a lifelong resident of Lawtey, died Friday at her residence. She was 62.

Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Survivors include a daughter, Pencie Sue Massey of Lawtey; a son, Robert Anthony Blackburn of Lawtey; a sister, Betty Williams of Dundee; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Archie Tanner Funeral Home.

Robert S. Dennis Jr.

Robert Solomon Dennis Jr. of Gainesville died Wednesday at Shands at AGH. He was 80.

Mr. Dennis was born in Brewton, Ala., and moved to Gainesville from Perry in 1933.

He was a retired supervisor with the state of Florida Agricultural Division. He received a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Florida. He was a World War II veteran and participated in the China/Burma theater.

Survivors include a brother, Norman Dennis of Savannah.

Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Charles E. Huyck

STEINHATCHEE - Charles Edward Huyck died Thursday at his residence. He was 41.

Mr. Huyck moved to Steinhatchee from Trufant, Mich., in 1987.

He was a fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Huyck of Steinhatchee; daughters Dawn Sleeman of Keaton Beach, Dena Sleeman of Tallahassee and Megan Huyck of Steinhatchee; his parents, Walt and Joan Huyck of Trufant; sisters Janet Reil of Michigan, Jodi Coats of Greenville, Mich., and Kathy Wood of Fairfield, Ohio; and two grandsons.

Arrangements by Rick Gooding Funeral Home.

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