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March 29, 2018 Obituaries

Mrs. Carolyn Beauchamp
Carolyn Virginia Beauchamp was born in Steinhatchee, FL on August 2, 1941 and departed this life on March 24, 2018. She entered heaven’s gates at the age of 76. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Tut and Imagine Ross of Steinhatchee, FL, her brother Wayne Ross also of Steinhatchee FL. She is also survived by one brother, Terrell (Kay) Ross of Cross City, FL and one sister Cecelia Liston of Chiefland, FL. She is also survived by her husband, Maxie Doyle Beauchamp of Panama City, FL and four children: Dennis (Andi) Beauchamp of Panama City, FL, Greg (Darlene) Beauchamp of Fountain, FL, Maxie Adrian (Teresa) Beauchamp of Lynn Haven, FL and Sylvia (Tracy) Pounders of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Also, eight grandchildren: Brandi, Ashley, Darla, Leila, Adriane, Aaron, Micah, Marissa and a host of wonderful great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland Chapel on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 2:00 PM with the family receiving visitors one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland, Florida 352-493-0050 and Cross City, Florida 493-498-5400. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com

Mr. Jerome “Jerry” Lawrence Blake
Jerome “Jerry” Lawrence Blake, 74 years old, of Trenton, passed away on March 16, 2018 in Lithonia, Georgia. He was born on February 23, 1944 to Lawrence W. and Elizabeth M. Blake in Melbourne and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Gainesville in 1979. Mr. Blake proudly served his country in the Navy on active duty and as an Army Reserve Officer. He retired from the Army Reserves as a Captain with 22 years service. He was a graduate of Melbourne High School and the University of Florida with a BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences. He had a varied career which included laboratory medicine, Dixie County health inspector, hardware clerk, attendant at Dockside Marina in Horseshoe Beach and most recently clam farmer. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed family gatherings, the outdoors and activities with his grandchildren. Jerome was of the Catholic faith. Jerry never met a stranger, only new friends to talk to and perhaps share directions and a map.
He is preceded in death by his parents; by his wives, Barbara Ann Machkovich Blake and Carmen Morris Blake; his sons, Christopher Jerome Blake and Thomas James “TJ” Blake; his sister, Cheryl Ann Schmidt and his brother, Richard S. Blake.
Mr. Blake is survived by his daughters, Dawn M. (Peter) Leone of Fayetteville, NC, Katherine M. (Geof) Gowan of Gainesville and Heather A. (Chris) Blake of Trenton; his sons, Michael J. (Tiffany) Blake of Ripon, Wisconsin and Stephen J. (Kelly) Blake of Bradenton; his step children Daniel Morris and Joy (Richard) Hurley; his brother, George E. Blake of Horseshoe Beach and his significant other, Martha Abney of Lithonia, Georgia. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM with Father Joe McDonnell officiating. Interment followed at Trenton Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening, March 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p..
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton

Mr. John Wayne Pipkin, Sr.
John Wayne Pipkin, Sr. of Bell, passed away at home on March 20, 2018. He was 65 years old. He was born on January 12, 1953 to Vennis and Katherine Pipkins Sr. in Fernandina Beach and had been a resident of Bell since 1962. Mr. Pipkin was an auto mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Angela E. (Richie) White of Bell; his son, John Wayne Pipkin, Jr. of Chiefland; his sisters, Shirley Matthews of Trenton and Diane Williams of Chiefland; his brother, Vennis Pipkin, Jr. of Orange Springs and three grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Pipkin were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Joppa Baptist Church with Brother Robin Thomas officiating.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.