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February 8, 2018 Obituaries

Pastor Richard Earl “Ricky” Borklund
Pastor Richard Earl “Ricky” Borklund, 58, of Old Town, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018.
Pastor Borklund was born on June 1, 1959 in Perry to Phillip and Julia Borklund. He was a pastor for over 25 years, the last 5 years serving as pastor at Pentecostal Praise and Worship Church of Old Town. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of Crane Bay Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cindy Borklund of Old Town; daughters, Youlunda (Danny) Hatch, Lilly (Billy) Monk and Peggy Hodge, all of Old Town; brothers, Todd Borklund of Perry and Banks Borklund of Interlachen and 6 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Dale Riels officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Praise and Worship Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home 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 ,
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Mrs. Mary Inez David
Mary Inez David, 91, of Trenton, passed away February 3, 2018.
Inez was born on April 13, 1926 in Old Town. She worked in the medical field, formerly as a mental health technician and counselor and then as an EMT. She then enrolled in Santa Fe College and graduated with an Associate of Science RN degree. She worked with North Florida Regional Hospital, Lancaster Correctional and with her son Mike in his medical practice in Kansas. She then became the administrator for Gentiva Home Health until retiring at the age of 80.
Inez was a former Sunday school teacher attending First Baptist Church of Trenton and New Prospect Baptist Church in Old Town. She served as the Tuberculosis Association Chairman in Montgomery County, Kansas and was the nurse for Woodman of the World Summer Camp for several different years. She traveled with the Cadets of Bergen Drum and Bugle Corp as a nurse throughout the US for competition.
She enjoyed swimming, going to the beach, fishing and boating, flowers and gardening. She was a loving mother and was lovingly referred to as “Mom” by many of her children’s and grandchildren’s friends. She loved sewing and creating costumes for dance recitals and Neewollah plays. She loved her Florida Gators and especially loved to watch her Gators play football.
Inez is survived by her son Dr. Michael (Terri) David of Grove, Oklahoma; daughters, Suzanne David of Trenton and Diane (Paul) DeVore of Wichita, Kansas; brothers, Eddie Marsh of Cross City and Jack Marsh of Chickamauga, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; Suzie Gann, Tara Traylor, Carrie (Darrell) Dees, Dr. Ryan (Marjorie) David, Joshua (Lora) David, Emily (Tyson) Carpenter, Aaron (Toni) David, Kelly “Grant” Glasgow, Stewart (Allie) DeVore, Chad DeVore and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Fannie (Albritton) Dyal, brothers, Ellis, Neal and Lloyd Dyal, Sr., and sisters, Gracie Frier and Geneva Hudson.
Funeral services will be held at New Prospect Baptist Church in Old Town, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jason Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the church an hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Summerville Cemetery at New Prospect Baptist Church.
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.
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Mrs. Cecil Marie Earnest
Cecil Marie Earnest, 92, of Old Town passed away February 2, 2018.
Mrs. Earnest was born June 3, 1925 to the late Thad and Lena Clough in Palmetto, but had lived in the Dixie County area for over 35 years after moving here from Tampa. She was a member of McCrabb Baptist Church in Old Town.
Mrs. Earnest is survived by her son Bob Earnest, her daughters Jeanette E. Wells and Juanita C. Hernandez, 49 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 45 years Willie L. Earnest, her sons James A Earnest, Marvin L. Earnest “Lucky”, Roy E. Earnest, and Barney D. Earnest, and her daughters Shirley L. Wright and Mildred A. Wicks.
Graveside funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the McCrabb Cemetery at McCrabb Baptist Church in Old Town, with Pastor Bruce Sullivan officiating.
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.
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Mrs. Maria Alicia Martin
Maria Alicia Martin, 84, of Old Town passed away January 31, 2018.
Maria Alicia was born February 28, 1933 in Nayarit, Mexico to the late Antonio Castillo and Marina Llanos. She has resided in the Old Town area for over 17 years with husband Paul Martin after they relocated from Davie. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Mission in Cross City.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband of over 50 years Paul Martin, her sons John Martin and Frank Moore, his wife Connie Moore and their children Adrienne and Lucas, daughters Deborah Moore, Carolina Martin, and Marina Johnson and her husband Bart.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Mrs. Martin 6:00 PM Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Mission in Cross City. The family received friends at the Church one hour prior to the service. Interment occured 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City and Chiefland. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.
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Mrs. Alma Jeannine McIntyre
Alma Jeannine McIntyre, of Trenton, passed away January 27, 2018 at her home. She was born January 3, 1931 in Miami and moved to Gilchrist County in 1976. She was a long time member of Union Baptist Church. Jeannine enjoyed working with flowers and garden, also raising ducks.
Mrs. McIntyre is survived by her daughters, Frances Robin Collins and Crystal Erdman along with four grandchildren, Kari Rowicki, Rachel Putman, Beck Erdman and Lee Collins; also, eight greatgrand children Valeska and Sophie Rowicki, Lois and Clowie Oatly, Diaca Putman, Charlie and Graylan Collins and baby girl Erdman.
Services “A Celebration of Life” will be held in the near future at Union Baptist Church. Please don’t send flowers, but donate to your church youth ministries.
Jeannine will truly be missed by all who knew her.
“Rest in Peace”
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Mr. Edward “Ed” Horace Newell
Edward “Ed” Horace Newell, 83 of Chiefland passed away February 2, 2018.
Mr. Newell was born November 4, 1934 to the late Horace and Clara Newell in Matthews, North Carolina, but had lived in the Chiefland area for over forty years after moving here from North Carolina. He retired as a mechanic and in his spare time enjoyed fishing and watching racing. Mr. Newell was of the Christian faith.
Mr. Newell is survived by his wife Attie Williams, his son Gene Mullis, his daughter Sylvia Nance, his step-sons Jeff Williams, Chris Williams, and Stevie Williams, his step-daughters Earlene Allen, Lois Gore, Kathy Crews, and Vicky Pitts, his brother Bobby Newell, three grandchildren, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his sister Doris Bragg.
Funeral services for Mr. Newell were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland Chapel, with Bro. Stephen Nygard officiating. Interment followed in the Chiefland Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland and Cross City. Please sign our online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.
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Mr. Brandon James Pridgeon
Brandon James Pridgeon, of Trenton, passed away at the age of 89 on February 1, 2018.
Brandon was born February 10, 1928 to the late Robert and Belle Pridgeon of Trenton. He proudly served in our great military, United States Army, in the Korean War, 1951 – 1953. He became a Christian as a young man, and has truly loved being in service to Jesus Christ our Lord. He served in many roles, such as Sunday School teacher, deacon, The Operation Christmas Child, and he was very active in the Gideon Program. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Trenton. He enjoyed his 36 years of employment with the Florida Power Corporation as a Linemen Inspector Supervisor.
Mr. Pridgeon is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Dora Vee Pridgeon. He is survived by his son Doyle Pridgeon, his daughter Nancy (Glenn) Osteen, his sister Sally Corbin, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Brandon enjoyed gardening, raising cattle, hunting, fishing, camping, biking, traveling, and above all, spending time with his family and loved ones. Brandon was a living example of faith, hope, and love – the greatest of these is love.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Trenton with Rev. Stephen Ahrens and Rev. Jimmy Corbin officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the church an 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.