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July 20, 2017 Obituaries

Mrs. Michelle “Shelly” Boyington

Mrs. Michelle “Shelly” Boyington, 53, of Cross City passed away July 13, 2017.

Mrs. Boyington was born August 1, 1963 to the late Carlie Jack and Laura Boyington in Miami, but had lived in Cross City for over 20 years after moving here from Steinhatchee. She had worked for several years as a waitress at Roys in Steinhatchee, the Cypress Inn in Cross City, and lastly at the Dixie Diner in Cross City. In her spare time, Mrs. Boyington enjoyed going fishing.

Mrs. Boyington is survived by a son Jack (Chantelle) Corbin, a daughter Katlyn Forehand; her brothers Michael Boyington, Jesse Boyington, and Lamar Boyington; her sisters Sheila Boyington and Karen Boyington; her grandchildren Joshlyn Corbin and Kamden Corbin, and other extended family members.

Funeral services for Mrs. Boyington were held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Jena. Interment followed at Waters Memorial Gardens. 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. David O. Burnett

Mr. David O. Burnett, 57, of Chiefland passed away July 14, 2017.

Mr. Burnett was born March 29, 1960 in Orlando He was of the Baptist faith, and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing pool.

Mr. Burnett is survived by his mother Bobbie Lou Burnett of Chiefland, his father Claude “Buddy” (Sara) Burnett of Orlando, his sisters Susan Blanton of Chiefland, Kassie Seybold of Orlando, Marsha Wisniewski of Washington, and Natasha Burnett of Chiefland, his brothers Leon Cunningham of Crestview, Mark Cunningham of Orlando, and Kelly Cunningham of Orlando, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Funeral services for Mr. Burnett will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chiefland, with Reverend Tom Keisler officiating. Interment will follow in Chiefland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

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


Mr. Danny Wray Emrich

Mr. Danny Wray Emrich, 53, of Old Town passed away July 11, 2017.

Danny was born January 2, 1964 in Gainesville, but had spent most of his life in the Trenton area except when he lived in Steinhatchee and Old Town. He was a graduate of Trenton High School, and had worked at Griffis Lumber in Gainesville and Cracker Style Log Homes in Williston. In his spare time Danny enjoyed fishing, and he was of the Baptist faith.

Danny is survived by his daughters Savannah Emrich and Danielle Emrich, his mother Wilma Emrich, his brothers Larry Emrich, Allen Emrich, and Johnny Emrich, a sister Brenda Poppell, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father Harold Emrich and a brother Leroy Emrich.

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


Mrs. June Williams Erickson

Mrs. June Williams Erickson, age 76, born August 29, 1940 resided primarily in Orange Lake.  June Erickson, surrounded by her family, went to be with the Lord and her late husband Richard Erickson at 1:00 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017 after a short, sudden battle with illness.  Before the untimely passing of June Erickson, she loved to sit on the front porch and watch the hummingbirds feed and the roses bloom.  She loved listening to bluegrass music played by her son-in-law, Randy Lewis, but most of all she had more love than her heart could hold for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she loved watching them grow, laugh, smile and play.  June is preceded in death by her parents Harold and June.  She is survived by her son Harold (Rhonda) Erickson, daughter Arlita (Randy) Lewis, brother Harold (Ann) Williams Jr., sisters Jeanette (Victor) Cheek, and Carol (Ferman) Martin, grandchildren James (Serena) Lewis, James Erickson, and Tony Erickson, and four great grandchildren.

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure” (unknown).


Mrs. Catherine Trail Fowler

Mrs. Catherine Trail Fowler, age 74 of Bell, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born to Maxie and Maggie Trail on December 19, 1942 in Bell and had been a lifelong resident. She retired from Gilchrist County School Board and attended the Church of God in High Springs.

Mrs. Fowler is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leon Fowler and her grandson, Branden Railey.

Catherine is survived by her three daughters, Debbie (Ron) Stenger of Lake City, Sandra (Dennis) Railey of High Springs,  and Marie (Keith) Rehberg of Bell; one son, Stephen (Jen) Fowler of Orlando; three sisters, Shirley (Jon) Clemons, Betty Parrish and Glenda (Jimmy) Railey all of High Springs and two brothers, Junior (Terri) Trail of Bell and Stanley (Linda) Trail of Ft. White. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Watson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Terry Hull officiating. Her family  received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment followed at Wayfair Cemetery.

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

Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.


Mrs. Irrus Amanda Haley

Mrs. Irrus Amanda Haley, 99 of Trenton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home. Irrus was born in Marion Indiana and moved to this area in 1979 from Bedford, Indiana. Irrus was a retired bookkeeper where she kept things in order. She is a member of the Christian Fellowship Community Church of Bell and was very active. Irrus loved her family and spending time with them. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Harold Haley where they were married for almost 50 years, and son Dennie Haley. Irrus is survived by her devoted son Cloud Haley and daughter-in-law Jenny Haley, daughter Vicky Haley, daughter in law Susie Haley, granddaughter Heather Harmon, granddaughter Breanna Haley, grandson Brice Haley, granddaughter Denise Isley, granddaughter- Sandy Haley, granddaughter Tammy Haley and six great grandchildren and a great-granddaughter Ellie Fitzgibbon. The family had a gathering at the Church on Sunday, July 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., with Irrus’s celebration of life service starting at 3:00 p.m. and led by Pastor John Miller. Following the service the committal service was at the Trenton City cemetery.

Arrangements were by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.