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Obituaries

  • Janet A. Street, Enjoyed reading, fishing and dancing

    Janet A. Street, 75, of Chiefland, died Aug. 30, 2010, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.  Born in Putnam Holler Cabin Creek, W.Va., and raised in Culloden, W.Va., she moved to Chiefland in 2000, after living in Ocala for almost 20 years.  She worked at New Horizon Rehab in Ocala as a nursing assistant. She enjoyed reading, fishing and dancing.  She loved animals and country music.

  • Susan Kay Wilks, Loving mother

    Susan Kay Wilks, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at the E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville. Susan was born on May 24, 1947, in Lansing, Mich., to John Thorne and Phyllis Felsky Thorne. She moved to Fanning Springs 11 years ago from Gainesville.

    She is survived by two sons, Jeff (Sharon) Wilks and Jason Wilks, both of Gainesville; a brother, John Renee Thorne, of Ocala; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Kattie Wilks, of Gainesville.

    A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Moody officiating.

  • SPC James Anthony Page, Devoted father and soldier

    Spc. James Anthony "Jamie" Page, 23, died while serving his country in Afghanistan on August 31, 2010.

    He attended Bronson High School and went on to get his GED in 2007. He joined the U.S. Army in 2008. Where he earned the Good Conduct Metal, Bronze Metal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Metal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Metal, Global War on Terrorism Metal, NATO Metal, and Combat Action Badge.

  • William Mack Bishop, Commercial fisherman

    William Mack Bishop, 84, a native of Cedar Key,  died on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. He was born on March 10, 1926, in Cedar Key to Joseph and Lillian Bishop.

    Bishop was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedar Key. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in Germany. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and was a son and brother who was always there to help his family. He enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical or electrical.

  • Laura Fransis Carriveau, Baked, Sold cakes

    Laura Fransis Carriveau, 91, of Old Town, died on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Cross City Rehab following an extended illness.  

    Mrs. Carriveau moved to Old Town from Tampa in 1984.  She was a wonderful cook and made and sold all types of cakes.  She also enjoyed oil painting.  Her vocation was serving the Lord and her avocation was serving others, which she did with much love and care.  

    She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Dengle of  New York; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one sister, Shirley Stover of Old Town.

  • Fred O. Eggen, Retired automotive engineer

    Fred O. Eggen, 79, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. Fred was born on April 14, 1931, in Lead, S.D., to Ole Eggen and Rosetta Petersen Eggen. He moved to Suwannee 22 years ago from St. Clair, Mich. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post no. 8445 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Fred retired from the automotive industry as an engineer.

    He is preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Marie Paczas.

  • Robert Elmer "Bob" Green, Christian Family Man

    Robert "Bob" Green, 92, died on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.  He was was born to Frank and Minnie Geddis Green on Dec. 15, 1917, in Stow, Ohio. He married Martha Dell Barker on July 21, 1942. He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served on a B-29 bomber crew. He retired from Central Florida Electric Coop after 35 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Chiefland and served as a Deacon for many years. He was active in city politics and served 27 years as a city commissioner, with one of those as mayor of Chiefland.

  • Bobby Ray Heath, Pump, well businessman

    Bobby Ray Heath, 78, of Old Town,  died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland.  

    Born in Ozark, Ala., Mr. Heath served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.  

  • Tommie Leslie Holton, Sr., Evangelist, pastor

    The Rev. Tommie Leslie Holton, Sr., 75, of Branford, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his home.

    Mr. Holton served in the Army Special Services attached to the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Era.  He was an evangelist for the Jo McCleod Ministries.  For the last four years, he was a member of and the founding pastor of Peace Baptist Church in Branford.  He enjoyed fishing.

  • Eve Bowen Jensen, Created gardens at Cedar Key

    Eve Bowen Jensen, 52, of Cedar key, died on Aug. 5, 2010, at Haven Hospice of the TriCounties Care Center in Chiefland. She was born on Sept. 4, 1957, and raised in Greenwich, Conn.

    Mrs. Jensen was a long time resident of Cedar Key who created some of the island’s most beautiful gardens. She loved to fish and was devoted to her many cats and exotic birds.

    She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Parnell Bowen Jr. and Hope Ludlow

    Bowen, and her husband, Kyle Claude (K.C.) Brown.