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February 15, 2018 Obituaries

Mrs. Helen M
Adelsberger
Mrs. Helen M. Adelsberger, 95, Bell, FL formerly of Fairfield, PA died Friday, February 9, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Audrey who cared for her for the last 9 years.
She was born March 27, 1922 in Fairfield, PA the daughter of the late William and Virginia Rose McGlaughlin. Her husband Earl D. Adelsberger died in 1980.
Helen was an active member of Jacob’s Church, Fairfield, PA. She had worked at the Gettysburg Shoe Factory and later at local apple packing plants, as she also helped as a housekeeper for Geigley’s. Helen also ran the Blue Mountain Orchard Fruit Stand on Route 16 near Emmitsburg for many years. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling around the country.
Helen is survived by three children; Audrey Sites of Bell, FL, Marian Binder of Oregon City, OR, Vonnie Harbaugh of Sabillasville, MD, eight grandchildren, a sister, Mildred Morrison of Fairfield, PA, a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Adelsberger and a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Earl W. Adelsberger and 11 brothers and sisters and a granddaughter, Darby Binder.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Monahan Funeral Home in Fairfield at 2:00 PM with Rev. Richard Daughtridge officiating. Interment will be in Fairfield Union Cemetery. There was a viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade St., Trenton, FL 32693. (352)463-8888.
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Mrs. Betty Parrish Palmer
Mrs. Betty Parrish Palmer, of Bell, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Williston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was 89 years old. She was born on January 4, 1929 to Frank and Fronie Parrish in Bell, FL and had been a longtime resident since moving back from Leesburg in 1960. She previously worked at the GE Battery Plant and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bell.
Mrs. Palmer is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Mike Palmer and her brother, Donald Parrish. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Earl L. Palmer, Sr. of Bell, FL; her son Earl L. “Roy” Palmer, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Middleburg, FL; her brother Buddy (Ruth) Parrish of Bell, FL; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Palmer will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Ruggles officiating. Interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade St., Trenton, FL 32693. (352)463-8888.
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Mr. Asa Van
Strickland, Jr.
Mr Asa Van Strickland, Jr. of Gilchrist County went home to be with the Lord on the evening of February 5, 2018.  He was 81 years old. Mr. Strickland was born in a Cracker House on his family farm in North Gilchrist County to Asa “Van” Strickland, Sr. and Allie “Vera” Cason on April 29, 1936.  He was one of seventeen children raised on that farm.  He spent his happiest days farming, hunting, fishing, and visiting with his family and friends.
He is survived by two
daughters, Joan and Cindy, four grandsons, and great grandchildren.  He is also survived by Rachel, Vera, and Charles Brecken, whom he loved and raised as his own, along with another four grandchildren (Joyce, Zachary, Emelia, and Maggie).  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Doris and Ronnie Aderholt, Betty and Jerry Brown, Donald and Bonnie Strickland, Linda and HJ Parrott, and Sylvia and Edward Pendergraft.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved son Asa “Bud” Strickland, III and his best friend and sister, Joyce Brecken.  He was also preceded in death by his elder siblings, Clayton, Lyle, and “Bo” Strickland and his sister Jewel Green. There was a memorial service to honor his legacy at the Riverside Baptist Church on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 11 a.m.  He will be cremated and returned to the family farm.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak and Branford, Florida was in charge of arrangements.
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Card of Thanks
The family of Asa Van Strickland, Jr., would like to extend their sincerest thanks to all of his friends who have visited and called during his recent illness.  Also, deepest thanks are extended to the staff at Haven Hospice for the tender and attentive care that was given him.
We appreciate the many kind acts shown to our family during his illness and when he passed away.
Thank you, the Asa Van Strickland Family.