• Franklin Carol Ward, Heavy equipment operator

    Franklin Carol Ward, 76, of Branford, died at his home Tuesday, July 27, 2010.  Mr. Ward was born in Old Town,  on June 17, 1934, to Clarence and Pauline Ward. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict.  He was a heavy equipment operator with Hudson Pulp and Paper, which became Tenneco Packaging before he retired.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 10, Obituaries: Richard “Rick” Douglas Slaughter

    Richard “Rick” Douglas Slaughter

    Worked for Florida Farm Bureau

    Richard “Rick” Douglas Slaughter died on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. He was born in Gainesville Sept. 29, 1951 to Richard and Colleen Slaughter.

  • Monday, Aug. 9, Obituaries: John Leonard Franklin, Steven Jay Rhodes

    John Franklin


    John Leonard Franklin, 41, of Kingsport, Tenn., died suddenly on Aug. 5, 2010. He was born on Nov. 5, 1968, in Tallahassee to Jo Linda Wilson and Dan E. Wilson and the late Jack Franklin.

        He grew up in Trenton and graduated from Chiefland High School, where he was quarterback of the football team. Mr. Franklin always dreamed of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

  • Fred E. Alford, Electrician

    Fred E. Alford Electrician Fred E. Alford, 33, died July 28, 2010, after an accident. He was born in Gainesville and lived his entire life in this area.  He was an electrician for Hinote Electric. He graduated from Cedar Key High School in 1996. He enjoyed fishing, blue grass music, children, family and friends and playing jokes on others. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother.

  • Paul Douglas Luke, Heavy equipment operator

     Paul Douglas Luke 

  • Terry Lee Morgan, Security manager

     Terry Lee Morgan

  • Robert V. Shell, Trucking business owner

     Robert V. Shell

  • Friday, Aug. 6, obituaries: Lois Katherine Cook

    Lois Katherine Cook


    Lois Katherine Cook, 79, of Old Town, died on Aug. 4, 2010. She was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in La Plata, N.M., to Newton and Carrie Knight.

    She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Old Town United Methodist Church. She served her country in the U.S. Air Force. She moved to Old Town in 1985 from Las Cruces, N.M. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was known for all of the volunteer work she did with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or working with foreign exchange students among other groups.

  • Monday, Aug. 2: Paul Douglas Luke, Terry Lee Morgan,

    Paul Douglas Luke

    Heavy equipment operator

        Paul Douglas Luke, 65 of Chiefland, died at Haven Hospice of the TriCounties on Aug. 1, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Paul was born on Jan. 19, 1945 in Levy County where he lived his entire life.

        He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the logging business, he also farmed and did a lot of fence work for people in the area.. He was a member of the Cypress Ridge Hunting Club. He was a avid hunter and just enjoyed being in the woods and the hunting camp. He also enjoyed fishing.

  • Percy Q. Bass, WHS, Gator booster

    Percy Q. Bass, 68, of Williston, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. He was born on November 7, 1941 in Natchez, Miss., to Percy Q. and Lillian Hartzog.

    He served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Williston 29 years ago from Zwolle, La. He is a former preacher for the Church of Christ in Williston. Mr. Bass was very active with the Williston High School Booster Club where he also served as president for many years.

    He worked for Levy County as a maintenance man and was  employed as a receiving clerk for Winn Dixie for 10 years. He was also an avid Gator fan.