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Obituaries

  • Roy Allen Brown

    Roy Allen Brown, 69, of Old Town died on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Shands at the University of Florida. Mr. Brown was a member of the United States Navy serving as a Seabee Military Police. Upon leaving the Navy he became a police officer in the town of Crestview. He retired from the Collier County Sheriffs Department in 1997 after 16 years of service. He moved to Chiefland and then to Old Town in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 383 in Old Town and attended Praise Christian Church in Old Town. Mr.

  • Terry Lee Chase

    Terry Lee Chase, 66, of Williston, died on July 26. Mr. Chase was a retired apartment building manager. He moved to the Williston area from Miami, many years ago. He is survived by his brother, Ralph Chase of Milwaukee, Wis., and a sister in North Carolina. Memorial Services will be at a later date. Online condolences can be made at our website, www.hiers-baxley.com Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chiefland 1301 N.Young Blvd. Chiefland.

  • Michelle "Shelly" Lynn Matthews

    Michelle "Shelly" Lynn Matthews, 26, of Old Town died July 29. Shelly was a lifelong resident of Dixie County. She graduated from the U.S. Army boot camp in August, 2000 and served as a member of the Army Reserve for a period of time. She attended the Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland.

  • Dollie Lewis Markham

    Dollie Lewis Markham, 88, of Williston died on August 2. She was born on April 11, 1921, in Williston to James M. and Hattie Lewis. Born and raised in Williston, she was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church in Williston. She worked as a line worker for Dixie Lilly. She was also a former Sunday School Teacher for the church. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Virgil Markham; sons Virgil Markham Jr.

  • Pamela M. Sims

    Pamela M. Sims, 49, of Chiefland died on August 2 after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. She was born on December 18, 1959 in Brooksville to William “Ed” and Joyce Maxwell. She has been part of the Chiefland community for 35 years moving here from Gainesville. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chiefland. She loved to do gardening and painting. She was a great wife and a loving mother.

  • Lynn Scott Wingerte

    Lynn Scott Wingerter, 66, of Inglis,, died on July 27 at his residence. He moved to this area 15 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. He was a retired car dealership business owner. He was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He enjoyed the “Retreads” group and was a member for many years. He was also a treasurer of the VOMA. He enjoyed motorcycles, boating and reading. He is survived by his children, Karen Wainuski and Mike Wingerter, both of Springhill, Tenn., his grandchildren, Jared, Dylan, Rylee, Conner and Courtney, all of Tennessee.

  • Zayanne Wise

    Zayanne Wise, 31, died on Monday, July 27, after a long battle with heart disease. Zayanne received a heart transplant in March 2006 at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. That gift allowed her three more years to make lasting memories with her young daughter and family. She was born April 6, 1978 and was a confirmed member of Good Sheppard Lutheran Church of Chiefland. She is survived by her mother Barbara Wise (Mike Edwards) of Chiefland; father, George Wise Sr. of Rainsville, Ala.; daughter, Brooklyn Williams of Chiefland; brothers, George Wise Jr.

  • Margaret P. Griffin

    Margaret P. Griffin, 65, of Archer, passed away on July 31, at North Florida Regional Hospital. Margaret was born in Blakley, Ga. She lived most all of her life in Levy County. She managed a boutique at the Ocala Jai-Alai. She was pentacostal by faith and enjoyed cooking and watching cooking shows.

  • Jack Calfee

    Jack Calfee, 83, of Chiefland, died on July 9, 2009.

    He was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Richmond, W.Va., to Price and Helen Calfee and moved to Chiefland 20 years ago from Miami. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW in Fowlers Bluff.. He worked as a television repairman and loved fishing and being outdoors and fixing things. He was a member of the Christian faith. \

    He is survived by his sons Clark, Dale, Dean, Scot Craig, and Brian Calfee; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also a special friend and companion, Alice Libka.

  • Nadine B. Deas

    Nadine Beauchamp Deas, 87, of Chiefland, passed away July 9th, 2009 at E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville, FL. Born in Levy County, FL she spent her childhood years in Levy County, moving to Gainesville in 1945 and returning to Levy County after the death of her husband of 58 years, Bruce Deas. She was a farmer and rancher. She was a devout Christian and was a Charter member of South West United Methodist Church in Gainesville where she was an avid member of the choir and taught Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Deas grew up a member of the First Methodist Church in Chiefland.