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Obituaries

  • Alan Mizell, Plumber

    Alan Mizell, 57, of Branford died on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Trenton. He was born on Nov. 17, 1952, in Jacksonville, to Roy and Jean Mizell Jr.
    Mr. Mizell worked as a plumber most of his life. He moved to Branford four years ago from Gainesville. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and fixing things for other people. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving father and grandfather, he was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

  • Arline Woods Healy, Military spouse

    Arline Woods Healy, 95, of Cedar Key, died at the Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Facility in  Chiefland on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, as a result of several debilitating illnesses.  She was born in Bangor, Maine, on Nov. 9, 1914.  

  • Edward George Callahan Jr., Worked at Walmart

    Edward George Callahan Jr., 63, died on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. He was born on September 16, 1947, in Philadelphia, Penn., to Julia and Edward George Callahan Sr.
    Mr. Callahan moved to Trenton in 1999 from Gainesville. He worked for Walmart, and he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chiefland.

  • Bryce Loren Ronk, Enjoyed riding Harleys

    Bryce Loren Ronk, 52, of Archer, died on Oct. 20, 2010. He was born on Feb. 22, 1958, in Orlando to Roger and Margie Ronk.

  • Luther Micheal Juneau, Director of children's home

    Luther Micheal Juneau, 45, of Murfreesboro, died on Monday Oct. 25, 2010. A native of Tampa, he lived in Murfreesboro most of his life, serving as the director of the Good Shepherd Children’s Home.

  • Ely “Buddy” Richard Luke, Long-haul trucker

    Ely “Buddy” Richard Luke, 77, of O’Brien,  died at his home on Oct. 20, 2010.  He was born in Chiefland on Feb. 17, 1933.

  • Betty Jo Griffis Shook, Innkeeper

    Betty Jo Griffis Shook, 85, died on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Panama City. She was born on March 25, 1925, to Albert and Ethel Griffis in Sparks, Ga.
    She worked as an inn keeper before she retired. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Williston and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

  • William Wallace Sharpe, Drum and bugle corps volunteer

    William Wallace Sharpe, 86, of Chiefland,  died on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. He was born in Ontario, Canada, on August 9, 1924.
    He married his wife, Pauline, on July 1, 1944. Wally was a long time resident of Rochester, N.Y. After retiring from the Eastman Kodak Corporation in 1983, he moved to Chiefland. He was a loving father, scoutmaster, and was actively involved for many years with the Cadets of Greece Drum and Bugle Corps.
    He was predeceased by his wife.

  • Larry Lee Harding Jr., Worked at Suwannee Lumber

    Larry Lee Harding Jr., 43, of Horseshoe Beach, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at North Florida Regional Medical Center.
    Mr. Harding worked for 20 years at Suwannee Lumber before becoming disabled.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Calvary Temple Church.

  • Horace Lewis Fowler Jr., Floor covering specialist

    Horace Lewis Fowler Jr., 58, of Old Town, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.  
    Mr. Fowler lived his lifetime in Dixie County.  He served in the U.S. Marines. He was a floor-covering specialist for 35 years.  He enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his shop and building hotrods.  He was a member of Praise Christian Church in Old Town.