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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Leroy M. Ertel Jr., Worked in construction

    Leroy M. Ertel Jr., 86, of Bell, died on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010.  He was born on August 3, 1924, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to Leroy Jr. and Florence Ertel.
    He was a member of Trenton United Methodist Church in Trenton. He worked in construction most of his life. He moved to Bell four years ago from North Lauderdale. He enjoyed doing crafts and fishing.
    He is survived by his daughters, Shirley Ertel and Donna Jankowski; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Robert “R.P.” Parkhill Collum, Railroad engineer, volunteer fireman

    Robert “R.P.” Parkhill Collum, 80, of Chiefland, died Oct. 16, 2010, at the Nature Coast Hospital in Williston.  Born in Lloyd, he moved to Jacksonville at 6 months of age.  

  • Edna Durrance Clapp, Deputy clerk of Circuit Court

    Edna Durrance Clapp, 89, died on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland. She was a life-long resident of Gilchrist County, residing in Trenton, Sun Springs and Bell.
    She worked for many years as deputy clerk of the Circuit Court in Trenton.
    Clapp was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Eugene "Budd" Clapp and daughter, Cathy Clapp.

  • David R. Schindler

    David R. Schindler, 49, of Williston,  died on Oct. 3, 2010. He was born on June 13, 1961 in Shrewsbury, N.J. to William and Teresa Schindler.

  • Charles Austin Roden Jr.

    Charles Austin Roden Jr., 43, of Bell, died unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. He was born on Dec. 21, 1966, in Tampa to Charles Austin Roden Sr and Janie Stone Roden. 

  • Helen Delores Parrish

    Helen Delores Parrish, 74, died at her residence in Trenton on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. She was born on June 8, 1936, in Gulfport, Miss., to Edgar and Bessie Massey.