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March 1, 2018 Obituaries

Mrs. Judy Durrett Brower
Judy Durrett Brower, 76, of Suwannee passed away February 18, 2018.
She was born January 7, 1942, to John and Clennie Durrett of Bessemer, Alabama. She married her sailor, Peter H. Brower, III, on February 19, 1961, while attending Florida Southern College and they were married for 57 years to the day on February 18, 2018.
After graduation, the couple was stationed at Jacksonville, Norfolk, VA and Key West. Upon being discharged from the Navy, they owned and operated The Beacon Motel of Panama Ciy Beach. That was followed by the founding of Creations Unlimited, a specialty manufacturing firm.
She continued her education and received a Master’s Degree in Accounting. After graduation, she was employed by Florida Cypress Gardens setting up an accounting system as a condition of sale of Cypress Skis.
On January 28, 1999, she received her license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant. She joined General Electric and she set up an accounting system for new acquisitions, and she later transferred by sale of company to Lockheed Martin Financial Services. She retired from Lockheed and was hired by Marriott. After one year at Marriott, Lockheed offered to reinstate her and continue her previous benefits with an increase in compensation. She returned to Lockheed after a brief bidding war and she was posted as a team leader responsible for the payroll of all Lockheed employees world- wide.
She was always highly regarded for her people skills, always soft spoken and her willingness to listen. She was a problem solver rather than cast blame and always praised where warranted and was slow to criticize.
She always loved being with family and friends. She enjoyed boating, water skiing, and the outdoors, or just being on or around the water. She adored walking her two Jack Russells Willie and Coco. She had a multitude of loving friends who will sorely miss her. She battled the demons of dementia until the bitter end. Rest well my beautiful wonderful lady. I’ll always love you. Until we meet again.
Left behind are her husband Peter H. Brower, III, of Suwannee, sister Francis Hundley of Panama City Beach, son Peter H. Brower, IV, wife Kelly, granddaughter Katherine, and grandson Christopher all of Jacksonville, son Benjamin Durrett Barrington Brower, wife Cristina and grandson David all of Panama City Beach.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite Charity in Judy’s Memory or The Salt Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 340, Suwannee, Florida 32692.
Arrangements under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City and Chiefland.
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Mrs. Betty L. (Chaney) McGreevy
Betty L. (Chaney) McGreevy passed away on February 19, 2018 at the age of 87 in Aurora, Colorado. Betty was born in Petersburg, Indiana and spent her adult years in Terre Haute, Indiana where she owned and operated Lark Commercial Painting and Sandblasting. After the death of her first husband, she married Mike McGreevy and purchased a farm in Perrysville, Indiana. In 1979, they moved to Trenton and bred, trained, raced and boarded Standard Bred harness horses. In 1986, Betty was named Florida Breeder of the Year. After retiring approximately 2014 they moved to Bell. In June of 2017 Betty and Mike made the move to Colorado to live with Betty’s only child. Mike preceded Betty in death by forty-five days. Betty is survived by her daughter Elaine (Ed) Koschik, grandsons Mike (Jessica) and Chris Koschik and four great grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua, Matthew and Sophia. She was loved very much.
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Mr. Richard “Dick” Harvey Pelletier, Sr.
Richard “Dick” Harvey Pelletier, Sr. 85, of High Springs passed away February 19, 2018.
Mr. Pelletier was born August 1, 1932 to the late Alphonse and Freda Pelletier in Augusta, Maine, but had lived in the Gilchrist County area since 1979, after moving here from Largo. He owned and operated the Print Shop of Chiefland for several years. Mr. Pelletier was a member of the NRA, and in his spare time he enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Pelletier is survived by his sons Lee (Alison) Pelletier, Rick (Michelle) Pelletier, II, and Marc (Dana) Pelletier, his daughters Linda (Jim) Bissonnett and Becky Suffoletto; his sisters Barbara and Judy, 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years Lucy Pelletier and a daughter Margo Jancar.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Pelletier were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Sylvan Abbey Cemetery in Clearwater. The family received friends at the funeral home in Chiefland Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland and Cross City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.
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