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July 6, 2017 Obituaries

Mr. Ward T. 

Bailey, Jr.

Mr.  Ward T. Bailey, Jr., 88, of Trenton, passed away June 24, 2017. He was born to the late Ward Bailey, Sr. and Marjorie Scott. He left behind eight children, Wayne Bailey, Duane Bailey, Lane (Rodger) Bailey, Lorraine Scott, Dale Bailey, Sue Kenyon, Craig Baily and Valerie Pirdy. He was laid to rest at Prairie Creek Conversation Cemetery on June 29, 2017.


Mr. Frank Joseph Chaplin, Jr.

Mr. Frank Joseph Chaplin, Jr., 85, of Steinhatchee passed away June 26, 2017.

Mr. Chaplin was born March 24, 1932 in Newark, Ohio to the late Lena and Frank Chaplin, Sr. He had moved to Florida in 1976 from Ohio, and had lived in Steinhatchee for over 25 years. Mr. Chaplin was an Atomic Veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the AMVETS. He was a member of Holy Cross Mission Catholic Church in Cross City and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Chaplin is survived by his daughters Julie Chaplin (Bill) Spink and Vickie Webb, a grandson Dylan Webb, a sister Doris Young, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his sister Snookie Chaplin Smith.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date in honor of Mr. Chaplin.

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


Mrs. Wendi Joe Watson

Mrs. Wendi Jo Watson, 44, of Bushnell, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was employed by Martin’s Larsen Farms in Oxford.

She is survived by her mother, Joyce Watson of Bushnell; daughter, Katelyn (C. J.) Creech,  of Bushnell; son, Matthew C. Padgett of Bushnell; brothers: Paul (Christy) Watson  of Oxford and Tim Watson of Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her father, Willie M. Watson.