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March 8, 2018 Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Alice Driggers
Mary Alice Driggers, 83, of Old Town passed away March 2, 2018.
Mrs. Driggers was born December 6, 1934 to the late Henry and Mary Jackson in Kathleen, but had lived in the Old Town area for over 50 years, after being raised in the Brushy Hammock area of Florida. She retired from Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City in 2004 and was a member of the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church. In her spare time, Mrs. Driggers enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing cards with her grandchildren, and most of all being a servant.
Mrs. Driggers is survived by her son Duane (Becky) Driggers, her daughter Kathy (Danny) Dey, 5 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband John L. Driggers and her daughter Shirley Roberts.
Funeral services for Mrs. Driggers were held 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Bro. John Driggers and Bro. C.J. Hodge officiating. Interment followed at Summerville, New Prospect Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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 Lindsay Foster
Mary Lindsay Foster, 87, of Steinhatchee passed away March 3, 2018.
Mrs. Foster was born December 5, 1930 in Indiana, but had lived in the Steinhatchee area since 1988 after moving here from Stuart. She had been a member of the Steinhatchee Garden Club, Steinhatchee AARP Club, Steinhatchee Community Center, and was an avid Ham Radio Operator. Mrs. Foster was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Foster is survived by her sister Carmen Ramsey and a close friend Rhoda Moehring. She was preceded in death by her husband James Foster.
Funeral services for Mrs. Foster will be held at 12:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Steinhatchee United Methodist Church, with Pastor James Howes officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the 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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Mr. Steven Ross Hawthorne
Steven Ross Hawthorne passed away February 25th, 2018 at his home in Archer from a short illness. He was the owner of Rock Construction and a member of North Florida Umpires Association.
Hawthorne is survived by his wife Teri Hawthorne and seven children, ten grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters. Hawthorne�s interment was held at St. Johns Cemetery of Cotton Plant 12031 West Highway 328 Ocala, 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 2nd. A reception followed at 2:00 p.m. at his home. Arrangements are in the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601, services@milamfh.com www.milamfh.com.
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Mr. K. P. Land
K. P. Land, 82, of Steinhatchee passed away February 28, 2018.
Mr. Land was born October 29, 1935 to the late Milton Land and Pauline Overstreet, he was a lifelong resident of Steinhatchee. He worked for several years with Dixie County as a Landfill Operator and he was of the Baptist Faith. He loved to go fishing, cruise the river on his boat and to ride around in the woods. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and cracking jokes every chance that he got.
Mr. Land is survived by his daughters Darlene(Gill) Ripples, Yvonne Land, Kandy (John) Sandifer and Kasey (Elmer) Brown, his sons Kenneth Land, Paul Land and Bobby (Brandy) Land, a brother Van Land, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as well as other extended family members.
Funeral services will be held for Mr. Land 12:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2018 in the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Rev. Vaughn Farnell officiating. Interment will follow at Waters Memorial Cemetery outside of Steinhatchee. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
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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Mr. John James �Jack� O�Keefe, Sr.
John James �Jack� O�Keefe, Sr., 83, of Old Town passed away February 20, 2018.
He was born to John and Johonna O�Keefe on October 12, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. He was in the US Navy and was employed as a machinist at the American Beryllium Corporation for 35 years. He liked wood working and fishing. He moved to Old Town from Bradenton in 2004. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
He is survived by his son John J. O�Keefe, Jr., of Sarasota, his daughters Darlene B. O�Keefe of Bradenton, Judy Ann Gibbs of Mt. Airy, Georgia, and sister Bonnie Rodriquez. He was preceded in death by his brother Frederick O�Keefe and his sister Joan Destefano.
The family received visitors from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland Chapel, Chiefland. The services followed at 7:00 p.m. with Father Joseph McDonnell officiating.
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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Mr. Gary Randall �Grandpa� Sanchez
Gary Randall �Grandpa� Sanchez of Trenton, passed away at NFRMC in Gainesville on Friday, March 2, 2018. He was 61 years old. Gary was born to Lloyd and Georgianna Sanchez on August 5, 1956 in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of Trenton. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator and was a member of Union Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father and by his twin brother, Larry Sandal Sanchez. He is survived by his mother Georgianna; his wife of 35 years, Sandra McIntyre Sanchez; his son, Darryl Sandal Sanchez and his brothers, Wayne Sanchez and Ronnie Sanchez. all of Trenton and his brother Steve Sanchez of Georgia.
Funeral Services for Mr. Sanchez were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Union Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Moody officiating. Interment to follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com.
Arrangements were placed in the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
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Mr. Ronald Elmer (Bo) Summers
Mr. Ronald Elmer (Bo) Summers, 64, of Bell, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Mr. Summers was born on January 5, 1954 in Suwannee to John and Mattie Gilley Summers. He worked for the Florida Department of Agriculture as a Law Enforcement Agriculture Inspector for 20 plus years, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR and was a tinkerer by nature. His favorite thing to do was taking care of his grandchildren. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Judy Summers of Bell; sons, David Alec Summers of Old Town, Michael Duane (Jennifer) White of Bell, Richard Allen (Angie) White of Bell and Patrick Eugene (Amelia) White of Lake City; brother John (BooBoo) (Sharon) Summers of Cedar Key; sister, Barbara Ann (Ronnie) Williams of Cross City and 6 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Old Town Cemetery with Bro. John Driggers officiating.
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. Elizabeth Lee Taylor
Elizabeth Lee Taylor, 87, of Old Town passed away March 1, 2018.
Mrs. Taylor was born December 22, 1930, to the late Recil and Ethel Slappey in Moultrie, Georgia, but had lived in the Old Town area for the last three years after moving here from Thomasville, Georgia. Her husband was a former Pastor at Rock Sink Baptist Church and she was currently a member at Forest Hill Church of God in Thomasville, Georgia. In her spare time, Mrs. Taylor enjoyed growing flowers, crocheting, and sewing.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son Terry (Peggy) Taylor, her daughters Vickie (Richard) Roberts and Bonnie (Gary) Keen, her brother Guy Slappey, her adopted daughter Sue (William) Jones, 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Rev. Jesse Preston Taylor.
Funeral services for Mrs. Taylor were held at 11:00 AM Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Pastor Joe Brooks officiating. 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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Mr. Marty Richard Wimberly
Marty Richard Wimberly, 72, of Chiefland passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones.
Marty was born Oct. 30, 1945 to Samuel Ellis and Allie Mae (Cannon) Wimberly in Jacksonville. After graduating from Chiefland High School, Marty enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years active duty, traveling overseas to Korea. He received a medal for good conduct and then served another seven years in the Reserves.
Marty met his future wife in Chiefland after a mutual friend suggested the two meet and go on a double date. On Feb. 1, 1975, he married Katie Jane Stalvey. They had three children to whom they devoted their time and livelihood.
Marty enjoyed spending time with his immediate and extended families and friends. When he was not on the road working shut-downs for Florida Power or hauling logs for various timber/logging companies, he could be found outdoors, partaking in his favorite hobbies: hunting and fishing. He also hand-crafted knives and rebuilt various types of machines. He had a talented and creative spirit. He loved to have long conversations with friends and relatives and he had a wonderful laugh. Marty was a man of strong faith. He was a faithful member of Concord Baptist Church in Chiefland for over 25 years. He wanted people to see the grace of God through him.
Marty was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lula Mae Wimberly Dortch. He is survived by his spouse, Katie Wimberly; his three children, Ellis Wimberly, Kellie Ward and Krystle Skelly and two grandchildren, Elias and Titus Wimberly. He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret W. Hiers of Chiefland, Charlotte Hancock of Bostwick; a brother, Sam Wimberly of Palatka and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marty was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be missed by many, especially by his family.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9 at the Concord Baptist Church, Chiefland with the Rev. Jamie Brock officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home � Chiefland. Please sign our online guestbook at knaufffuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Concord Baptist Church Building Fund or Haven Hospice.