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June 29, 2017 Obituaries

Mr. Ernest Amos Chewning

Mr. Ernest Amos Chewning, 87, of Trenton passed away June 22, 2017.

Mr. Chewning was born February 22, 1930 to the late George and Minnie Chewning in Dixie County, and had spent all his life in the Dixie and Gilchrist County areas. He had worked for several years as an equipment operator for Dixie County, was a Correctional Officer at Cross City Correctional, and was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Mr. Chewning was of the Baptist faith and was a long time member of William T. Carlton Lodge #46 Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Florida, serving as Chaplain for several years.

Mr. Chewning is survived by his daughter Theresa Durden, his grandchildren Daniel Knuckles and Kaitlyn Davis, a devoted niece Cindy (Ronnie) Chesnut and other nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law Minnie Lee Chewning, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his first wife Betty Chewning.

Funeral services for Mr. Chewning were held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 graveside in the Cross City Cemetery, with Pastor Bobby Lindsey officiating.

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. Juan D. Rivera

Mr. Juan D. Rivera, age 81, of Bell, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland. He was born on March 8, 1936 to the late Juan and Purificacion Solis Rivera in Humacao, Puerto Rico and had been a resident of Bell since moving from there 22 years ago. Mr. Rivera was an Electrical Engineer in the construction industry and had proudly served in the US Army.  He was a member of Temple De La Alabanza in Bronson.

Mr. Rivera is survived by his wife, Hilda Rivera of Bell. He is also survived by his daughter Audrey (Scott) Pendarvis of Bell; his two sons, Craig Warren Rivera of Texas and Wayne C. Rivera of Tallahassee; his five sisters, Fela Rivera of Puerto Rico, Francisca Rivera of Bell, Evangelista Rivera, Berta Rivera and Sixta Rivera, all of Puerto Rico and his two brothers, Antonio Rivera and Jose R. Rivera also of Puerto Rico. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Angeline Nicole Pendarvis, Nicolai Kenneth Pendarvis and Ares Gael Rivera

Funeral Services for Mr. Rivera were held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Temple De La Alabanza in Bronson with Reverend Tony Matos officiating. The family  received friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Interment followed at Trenton Cemetery in Trenton.

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

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.


Mrs. Loria “Jean” Roberts

Mrs. Loria “Jean” Roberts, age 53, of Bell, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Haven Hospice E. T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born to Charles and Yvonne Martin on March 3, 1964 in Gainesville and had been a lifelong resident of Bell. She was a Special Education Teacher with Gilchrist County School Board for 28 years and was a member of Bell Baptist Church.

Jean is preceded in death by her father, Charles Noel Martin. She is survived by her mother, Yvonne Cannon Martin of Bell; her daughter, Sherry (Lex) Walker also of Bell; two sisters, Debbie (Jerry) Wright of Trenton and Joan Reed of Bell. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Chayse, Eli and Lexi Walker and her nieces and nephews, Jeff and Emerald Reed, Janie and Kelby Sanchez, Eugene and Dara Watkins and Bruce and Devon Studstill.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bell Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Kuhr officiating.  Interment followed at Jennings Lake Cemetery.

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

Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.


Mr. Bryan Curtis Wells

Mr. Bryan Curtis Wells, 28,  passed away in Trenton on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Bryan resided in Fanning Springs with his wife and daughter.

He is preceded in death by his father Bobby Wells, December 25, 2014.

Bryan was born on Nov. 1,1988 in Bartow and moved to Bell in 1999 with his parents and siblings.

He is survived by his wife Jade Wells, his daughter Catherine Wells age 4 and his unborn daughter Briella Wells due August 17, 2017 of Fanning Springs; his mother, Susan Wells,  a sister Shannon Wells, both of Trenton and a brother Jason Wells of Gainesville.

There will be a memorial service Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Living Praise Church of God in Trenton.

Donations are requested in lieu of flowers and can be made at the church.