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December 1, 2016 Obituaries

Mr. Hubert Lee Gay

Mr. Hubert Lee Gay, 89 years of age, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Lake City. He was born on May 16, 1927 to the late George and Allie Gay in Gulf Hammock and had been a resident of Fort White since 1954. Mr. Gay retired from the Maintenance Department with the Florida Department of Transportation. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a member of High Springs Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Gay; his daughters, Roxie Ann Warren and Sandra Eileen Martin, both of Fort White; his sons, Dexter Leno Gay of Fort White and Earl Gene (Stephanie)   Gay of Lake City; his brothers, Frank E. Gay of San Diego, California and Jack R. Gay and Edward L. Gay, both of Tampa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Gay were held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Mr. Tim Spivey officiating. Interment followed at Center Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.

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Mrs. Ann Catherine Levy

Mrs. Ann Catherine Levy, 74, of Old Town passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Mrs. Levy was born January 31, 1942 to the late Harry and Mary Veasey, in Tampa. She moved to the Old Town area in 1984 from Tampa. Mrs. Levy worked for 30 years at the Old Town Hardware Store, before retiring, and in her spare time she enjoyed sewing and animal watching. Mrs. Levy was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Tampa.

Mrs. Levy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Henry Levy, a son Bill Levy, a daughter Kim Hodge (Red), other family members, and friends.

A memorial service were held for Mrs. Levy at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel.

Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Homes, Cross City and Chiefland. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.

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Mrs. Frances Sale Schofield

Mrs. Frances Sale Schofield of Trenton, passed away on November 21, 2016 following a long illness.  She was born in Gainesville on July 27, 1926. Her parents were the late Judge Joseph C. Sale and Louise Niblack Sale of Bronson.  She grew up in Bronson and was descended from pioneer families of Levy County.  She graduated from Bronson High School in 1943, and then later from the Tampa Business School in Tampa.

Frances worked for the U.S. Selective Service Board in Tampa during and shortly after World War II.  After returning to Levy County, she was Deputy Clerk in the Levy County Clerk of Court Office until her marriage to Marion R. Schofield of Trenton in 1948. After moving to Trenton, she worked in the Gilchrist County Clerk of Court Office and for the Farmers Home Administration, and she was a homemaker.

Throughout over 60 years as a resident of Trenton she was known for being patient, kind and generous and devoted to friends and family. Frances always greeted others with a smile, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a pillar of the United Methodist Church in Trenton, where she was the oldest member at the time of her death having joined the church in 1948.  She served the church faithfully by teaching Sunday School, by singing in the church choir, and through years of dedicated service to the United Methodist Women’s group.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband Marion, and by a sister Elizabeth Hughes of Madison, North Carolina. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Bolton of Fanning Springs,  and two sons, Joe Schofield of Phoenix, Arizona and Richard Schofield of Gainesville. Her grandchildren are Meredith Yelle-Sneserev of Cary, North Carolina, Chase Rogers and Cam Rogers of Fanning Springs, and Claire, Jonathan and Allie Schofield of Gainesville. Her two great-grandchildren are Nadia and Ian Sneserev of Cary, North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held at the Trenton United Methodist Church, 203 S.E. 2nd Street Trenton, Florida on Thursday, December 8th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dale Elzie officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trenton United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 309, Trenton, Florida 32693.

For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.

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Mr. Herbert Louis Tilley, Sr.

Mr. Herbert Louis Tilley, Sr. 82, of Old Town, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016.

Mr. Tilley was born March 26, 1934 to the late Eva and George Tilley in Swanville, Maine. He lived for several years in Sarasota, before moving to the Old Town area in 1996. Mr. Tilley owned Tilley and Tilley Concrete in Sarasota, with his son Butch prior to retiring. He was also great at building things, and was a carpenter by hobby. Mr. Tilley was a member and former Deacon at Rock Sink Baptist Church in Old Town.

Mr. Tilley is survived by his wife of 64 years Alma Tilley, a son Herbert “Butch” Tilley, Jr., his daughters Ann (Randy) Huddleston and Marjorie Tilley, a granddaughter Joy Tilley, a great-granddaughter Faith Henry, other family members, and friends. He was preceded in death by his great-grandsons Thomas and Michael Myers.

A memorial service will be held for Mr. Tilley 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Rock Sink Baptist Church in Old Town, with Pastor Al Paulson, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the AWANA program at Rock Sink Baptist Church.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Homes, Cross City, Florida and Chiefland. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.

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