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November 24, 2016 Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Lou Cannon Conner

Mrs. Mary Lou Cannon Conner, age 81, of Bell, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland.  She was born on September 18, 1935 to Ebb and Nettie Cannon in Cedar Key and was a resident of Gilchrist County for most of her life. She was a retired Assistant Manager in the Retail Sales Industry and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Conner is preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Louis Conner. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Steve) Templeton of Alachua; her son, Lenton (Janet) Conner of Bell; her sisters, Kathryn (Norman) King of Bronson and Francis (Stanley) Norman of Lawtey; her brothers, Bobby (Irene) Cannon of Grove Park and Freddie (Alice) Cannon of Bell. She is also survived by her four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Conner were held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Hall officiating on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  Interment followed at Wayfair Cemetery.

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

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.

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Mrs. Martha Nolan Dunnam

Mrs. Martha Nolan Dunnam, 66, of Cross City, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Mrs. Dunnam was born August 26, 1950 in Dunedin to the late Forest and Annette Nolan, but had spent most of her life in the Cross City area. She worked for several years at the Langston Insurance Agency and later the Hill and Cobb Insurance Agency here in Cross City. Mrs. Dunnam was a member and played piano at Scrub Creek Baptist Church and was the Director for the Girls in Action Bible Camp.

Mrs. Dunnam is survived by her son Lee (Libby) Dunnam; her daughters Amy (J.D. Deane) Johnson, Bandy (Gary) Hunt, and Jessica Dunnam; her sister Lisa Brock, eight grandchildren, other family members, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Dunnam.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dunnam will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2016 at the Rick Gooding Cross City Chapel, with Bro. Cody Lord officiating. Interment will follow in the Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 – 8 p.m..

Arrangements have been 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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Mr. Leon Douglas Hicks

Mr. Leon Douglas Hicks, 74, of Rocky Creek passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Leon was born in Alachua County to the late Leonard and Mary Hicks on August 14, 1942.  He was a lifelong resident of Dixie County, and lived the last 38 years at Rocky Creek.  Leon owned and operated Tri County Marine Services in the late ‘70s before entering the EMS field.  One of his greatest passions in life was working as a paramedic.  He enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life and helping them in their time of need. He worked for Taylor County EMS for several years before retiring from Suwannee County EMS, and then worked part time for Dixie County EMS. Leon was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jena, where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and teacher of the Young Adults Sunday School Class. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and ministering in the local community through his church.

Leon is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Hicks; a son, Lucas (Monica) Hicks, a daughter Trenda (Robert) Reid, his brothers Everett (Diane) Hicks and Bobby (Carol) Hicks;  a sister, Francis (D.K.) Knight; his grandchildren, Lauren (Blake) Hacht and Tommy (Alison) Slaughter; his great-grandchildren Hailey Hacht, Madlyn Hacht, and Ethan Hacht, other family members, and friends. He was preceded in death by a son Logan Hicks and a daughter Luann Hicks.

Funeral services for Leon were held 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Jena in Jena. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Mr. Tony F. Keen

Mr. Tony F. Keen, 60, went to meet his master on November 19, 2016. He lived in Old Town.

He is survived by his daughter, Felicia (Morgan) Forrest of Arabi, Georgia; his grandsons, Alec Harford Harrod and Landon Avery Harrod, both of Arabi, Georgia; a granddaughter, Sara Mae Harrod of Steinhatchee; a sister, Delores Decker of Old Town; and several nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Shirley Mae Keen; his parents, James Randall and Ell Mae Keen; his brothers, Raymond Keen, James Wesley Keen and John Lawton Keen; his sisters, Hazel M. Woodham and Georgia D. Lewis.

There will be a memorial service on November 26, 2016, at Hinton Landing, at noon.  In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to be made to the family, to help cover his expenses. All friends and family will be welcome.  We will furnish meat. Please bring a covered dish. Come help us celebrate his life.

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

Mrs. Patricia Larsen

Mrs. Patricia Larsen, 64, of Bell, passed away after a short illness on November 14, 2016.

Mrs. Larsen is survived by her husband, Jon Larsen and  nephew Robbie (Tina) Newton.

Crevasse Simple Cremations in Gainesville were in charge of the Cremation.

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Mrs. Joyce V. Pollock

Mrs. Joyce V. Pollock, age 82, of Trenton, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton. She was born on March 31, 1934 in Umatilla and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Davie in 1979. She was a retired cashier from Publix Supermarket and was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Mrs. Pollock is preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Evelyn Etzie; her husband, Noah Frank Pollock and her son, Donald F. Pollock. She is survived by her son, Neil A. (Colleen) Pollock of Trenton; her sister, Faye Mercer of Williston and her brother, Huel Gandy of Dothan, Alabama. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Neil A. Pollock, Jr., Danyelle Pollock, Ashley Pollock and Joshua Pollock, all of Trenton and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Pollock were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Travis Moody officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.

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Mr. Albert “A.J.” Edward Squiers

Mr. Albert “A.J.” Edward Squiers, 83, of Old Town, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016.

A.J. was born to Susan Jean and Charles Squiers April 13, 1933. He had lived in the Old Town area for over 30 years after moving here from Clearwater. A.J. was a Veteran of the United States Navy and owned and operated the A.J. Laundromat and Carwash for over 31 years. He was a founding member of the Dip In Vat Hunting Club and of the Old Town United Methodist Church.

A.J. is survived by his wife of 49 years, Julie Squiers; a son, Allen (Vicky) Squiers; a brother William Squiers; a sister Isabel White, a multitude of nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Old Town United Methodist Church in Old Town with Pastor Carl Rainer officiating. Interment followed in Old Town Cemetery. The family  received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Mr. Robert Maxwell Vogel

Mr. Robert Maxwell Vogel of High Springs, passed away at his home on November 13, 2016 with family at his side. He was born February 22, 1948 to August Maxwell and Helen Boggs Vogel.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Buddy Brandon Vogel.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Laura Jane Vogel; son Joshua Robert Vogel, step-son Bryan  Scruggs; daughters in law Ashley Scruggs and P.J. Vogel;  seven Grandchildren Chason, Brandon, Ben, Olivia, Caitlyn, Addison and Max; brother-in- law Dr. Earle W. Rossiter and his wife Marcy.

He moved to High Springs 16 years ago from Dunedin. He was the owner of Denny’s Paint & Auto Body Shop in Dunedin.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements under Crevasse’s Cremation.