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Jennie Swilley Duncan
Jennie Swilley Duncan, 94, died Friday, April 27, 2012. She was born to Reezin Frank Swilley and Julia Harley Horne May 10, 1917, in the Janney Precinct of Levy County and resided in that area until 1944, when she moved to Marion County, where she resided until her death.
She was a member of the Northside Missionary Baptist Church in Ocala and served her church in many capacities over the years.
She enjoyed cooking, quilting, crafts, reading, sharing and caring with others. She was a mother and homemaker for life and a retired garment presser for Brewster Shirt Factory of Ocala for 20 years.
She is survived by her son, James Leonard and Ginnie Duncan of Waldo; two sisters, Cordele Allen of Chiefland and Cora Lee Ward of Ocala; three biological grandchildren, Jennifer, George and James; seven additional grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Duncan; a daughter, Ericka Jan Glover; her parents and 16 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at Northside Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Ledford officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1870, Lakeland FL. 33802
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala.
Cecil David Faison
Retired from FHP
Cecil David Faison, 75, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. He was born Sept. 11, 1936, in Trenton to David Faison and Martha White Faison.
He was a lifelong resident of Trenton and a member of the First Baptist Church of Trenton. He served in the U.S. Air Force and he retired from the Florida Highway Patrol after 26 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Faison and Martha White Faison; his first wife, Ann Dulaney and two sisters, Bessie Rodgers and Mary Jean Faison.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mathews Faison of Trenton; a daughter, Debra (Travis) Cook of Trenton; stepsons, Glen (Debbie) Smith of Bradenton, Larry (Karen) Smith of Gearhart, Ore. and Randy (Diane) Smith of Long Island, N.Y.; a brother, John (Elaine) Faison of Trenton; a brother-in-law, Buddy (Merriane) Dulaney of Liberty, S.C.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at the First Baptist Church of Trenton with Pastor Keith McConnell and Pastor Bobby Bryant officiating. Interment followed at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the memory of Cecil Faison to the First Baptist Church of Trenton, P.O. Box 293, Trenton, 32693 or to Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center, 606 N.E. 7th Street, Trenton, Fl. 32693 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watsonfhtrenton.com.
Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
Patti Jo Manley
Patti Jo Manley, 55, of Williston, died April 25, 2012. She was born Oct. 20, 1956, to Lee and Eva Dixon in Delano, Calif.
She lived in this area from 1988 coming from McClenney. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist and belonged to Fairfield Baptist Church in Fairfield. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and she was a music lover.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Samuel Manley; son, Matthew Manley; her daughter, Rebecca Manley; brothers, Robin (Katie) Dixon, Tommy (Patricia) Dixon; sisters, Judi Spangler, Vicki (Mark) Jeter), Donna Dixon and grandchild, Brendalyn.
The family will hold a memorial at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston.
Marguerite Horne Mixson
Marguerite Horne Mixson, 95, died Froday, April 27, 2012, in Orlando. She was born Jan. 15, 1917.
She is survived by three daughters, Annette (Larry) King of Madison; Cynthia (Bob) Hawkins of Cumming, Ga., and Mary Florence (Patrick II) Hunter of Windermere; grandchildren, Jeri Ann King, Thomasville, Ga., Mary “Happi” (Richard) Cook, Thomasville, Ga., Patrick Hunter III (Stephanie), Bozeman, Mont.; Michael Hunter, Bozeman, Mont., and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Camille Cook, Thomasville, Ga.
A Baptist, she and her late husband, Charles, lived on a farm in Lake City.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Reeves; stepfather, Gilbert Reeves; brother, George C. Horne and grandson, Charles Ross Hunter.
A graveside service was held Monday, April 30, at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston with Mario Martinez and Joe Boyles officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church, Williston.
Arrangements were under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, Williston.
Carl E. Rutter
Served in CCC
Carl E. Rutter, 88 of Chiefland died at his home on Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was born in Belmont, Ohio April 22, 1924, to Leslie Forrest and Dora Mae Adams Rutter.
He served his country in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the U.S. Army. He was a steel worker and was a member of the Church of Christ Cherry Sink, Trenton.
He is survived by his wife, Jenny Rutter of Chiefland; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Karen Rutter of Trenton; step children Stanley D. Beach of Chiefland and Janice B. Yelvington of Gainesville; sister, Doris Cornett of Ashland, Ore. and brother, Roger Rutter of Scottsburg, Ind.; grandchildren, Serena (Jamie) Lewis, Cameron (Amanda) Rutter, Mikeah Rutter and great-grandchildren, Gavin and Joscelyn Lewis.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 1, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with John Zellner officiating. Interment will take place at Center Chapel Cemetery in Steubenville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland, FL 32626.
On line condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
Arrangements in Ohio are under the care of J. E. Foster Funeral Home, Toronto.
Local arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.
Gerald M. Sheppard
Enjoyed traveling to mountains
Gerald M. Sheppard, 85, of Chiefland, died Friday, April 27, 2012. He was born May 2, 1926, in Chiefland to Monroe and Ada (Griffin) Sheppard. He was raised in Chiefland.
He served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Christian faith. He retired from the Department of Transportation after many years of employment. He was a fisherman and enjoyed traveling to the mountains.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Louise Sheppard; sons, Sammy Pruitt, James Tolbert; daughters, Vivian Nadine Griffis, Carolyn Geraldine Ellis, Judy Hayes; sister, Alicia D. Hudson; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesady, May 1, at Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland with the Rev. Gordon Keller officiating. Interment followed in Chiefland Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland.
Jesse Lee Watson
Jesse Lee Watson, 79, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Naples. Mr. Watson was born in Levy County.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, he lived primarily in the Gulf Hammock and Naples areas throughout his life. He was a carpenter and loved to fish. He was of the Protestant faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, in September 2011, and his parents, Will and Laura Watson of Gulf Hammock.
He is survived by four children, John Bass, Lyn Arnold, Ray Bass, Terri Bass and their families; and six brothers, Eborn, Lloyd, Doyle, Duane, William and Jerry Watson and their families.
Anita G. Wilson
Anita G. Wilson, 86, of Old Town, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chiefland. Born Jan. 15, 1926 in Winburne, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alfred C. Moyle and Gertrude (Merritt) Moyle.
She was a 1944 graduate of Cooper Township High School. She was married in 1946 to Robert E. “Tooser” Wilson, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1988.
She worked at the Philipsburg-Osceola High School cafeteria as a cook and at the former General Cigar Factory, Philipsburg. She belonged to Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Hawk Run, Pa., and was a member of the Altar Guild.
She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie L. (James) McDowell of Old Town and Becky G. (Mark) Waple of Virginia Beach, Va.; granddaughter, Misti C. Bandlow of Old Town and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Alfred M. Moyle and sister, Betty M. Modzel.
At the request of the family there will be no public visitation or funeral service.
Burial will be in Ashcroft Cemetery, Hawk Run, Pa., at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements in Pennsylvania are under the direction of the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg, PA 16866. Online condolences may be made at www.dahlgrenfuneralhome.com.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
Local arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland.