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April 26, 2018 Obituaries

Sergeant Noel Jr. Ramirez Beltran
Sergeant Noel Jr. Ramirez Beltran, 29 years of age, of Bronson, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Trenton. He was born on June 30, 1988 in Brooklyn, NY; the son of Noel Ramirez and Sonia R. Beltran Miranda Ramirez. Sergeant Ramirez had been a resident of Bronson since moving from Gainesville in 2011. He proudly and bravely served his community for a combined seven years in Law Enforcement with the Williston Police Department, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Ramirez was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his father, Noel Ramirez and his mother, Sonia R. Beltran Miranda Ramirez, of Bronson; his 2 year old daughter, Zoey Abigail Ramirez and his 4 year old son, Noel III Ramirez, both of Bronson, and his sister Solianet R. Ramirez Beltran, also of Bronson.
Funeral Services for Sergeant Ramirez were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Bell High School Auditorium in Bell with Chaplain Ronnie Gregory officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at 2:30 PM at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
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Master Corbin Anthony Davis
Corbin Anthony Davis of Chiefland, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Corbin was born on May 27, 2014 to Kevin and Renae Davis. He was a very active 3 year old who loved water, fire trucks and any vehicle that had lights and sirens. He attended Joppa Baptist Church with his parents and was loved by all.
He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Renae Davis of Chiefland; brothers, Cameron and Chase Davis; sister, Caylee Davis; maternal grandmother, Katherin (Robert, Robret to Corbin) Dicostanzo of Crystal River; maternal grandfather, Carl Coulter of Pennsylvania; paternal grandmother, Sandy Davis of Ponce DeLeon, paternal grandfather, Robert Davis of San Antonio, Texas and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Chiefland with Rev. Robin Thomas and Rev. Tom Keisler officiating. Interment will follow at Joppa Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday evening, April 26, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Chiefland.Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland.
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Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Driggers
Hazel Elizabeth Driggers, 86, of Cross City passed away April 16, 2018.
Mrs. Driggers was born August 25, 1931 to the late Elizabeth and James Russell, Sr. in Mayo, but had lived in the Cross City area for over 60 years. She retired from the Cross City Veneer Mill and was of the Baptist Faith. In her spare time, Mrs. Driggers enjoyed fishing.
Mrs. Driggers is survived by her daughter Annie (Harold) Pittman, her grandchildren Joy (Matt) Harden, Lisa (Donnell) Bond and Tammy Driggers, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur “Cuz” Driggers and her son Jeff Driggers.
A memorial service for Mrs. Driggers will be held 1:00 PM Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Lindsey 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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Mr. Nesby Alvin (Al) Ellenburg
Nesby Alvin (Al) Ellenburg, 77 of High Springs, passed away on April 19, 2018. Al was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 28, 1940 born to Nesby Alvin Ellenburg Sr. and Juanita Nash Ellenburg. During his early years he attended Evan P. Howell Elementary school and O’Keefe High School Class of 1958. After graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp and served 6 years in the reserves. When discharged from the Marine Corp Al returned home in 1959 and married Patricia Sue Byrd, daughter of Jerry Byrd and Edna Reed Byrd. He purchased a home in Marietta, Georgia where he resided with his wife and their three children Sonya, Karen and Keith. In 1973 he began a career with Badger Water Meter Company in Atlanta, Georgia and that same year was transferred to Gainesville as a salesman for many years. In 1980 his dream of having his own business came true. Al and William (Bill) McLemore started the company Sunstate Meter & Supply, Inc. Al and Bill worked with their wives Judy McLemore and Sue.
He was a very successful businessman and continued working at Sunstate Meter & Supply a sole source distributor for Neptune Technology Group until his untimely passing. Sunstate Meter & Supply is a family business and Al worked with his wife Sue and children Sonya, Karen and Keith along with employees that are his work family that include Jay Meyers, Jeff Kimbrough, Mike Mobbs, Ricky Smith, Billy McLemore and Greg Parker. Al enjoyed playing golf and was a member at Gainesville Golf and Country Club for many years. He was a past president of the Buchholz Bobcat Quarterback Club. He was a Gator Booster for many years and enjoyed watching all Gator sports. He also had a passion for antique Classic cars. In 1998 he moved to High Springs and enjoyed mowing the hayfields on his John Deere Tractor, raising cattle and horses. He kept the farm pristine as he would pick up moss and limbs from the trees as soon as it hit the ground and from this he earned the nickname “Moss Man”
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Ellenburg; daughters, Sonya (Ricky) Smith and Karen (Greg Parker) Whittle; son, Keith (Myra Leigh) Ellenburg; grandchildren, Kyle Smith, Kasey Smith, Dalton Whittle, Dillon Whittle, Haliegh Hemond, Audrey Ellenburg and Emma Ellenburg; his three sisters, Yvonne (James) Stover, Mary Wallwin and Rebecca Ann (James) Young; sister-in-law, Jean Byrd and many nieces and nephews.
A private celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com.
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Deputy Taylor Fletcher Lindsey
Deputy Taylor Fletcher Lindsey, 25 years of age, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Trenton. He was born on June 30, 1992 to William Lindsey and Nancy Newbern Lindsey in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident. He was a huge Georgia Bulldog fan and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Deputy Lindsey loved his job in Law Enforcement where he proudly and bravely served his community with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Deputy Lindsey is survived by his parents, William Michael Lindsey of Gainesville and Nancy Newbern Lindsey of Gainesville; his maternal grandmother, Anita Darrell of Hudson; his maternal grandfather, James Newbern of Wellborn and his paternal grandfather, William Fletcher Lindsey of Gainesville.
Funeral Services for Deputy Lindsey was held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Bell High School Auditorium in Bell with Chaplain Ronnie Gregory officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
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Mr. John Gregory Malans
John Gregory Malans, 59, of High Springs passed away April 17, 2018.
Mr. Malans was born March 1, 1959 in Gainesville, but had been a lifelong resident of High Springs.
Mr. Malans is survived by his aunt Mary Malans of Lake City, several cousins, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father Jackie Malans, his grandmother Mamie Daniels, and his uncle E. M. “Mickey” Malans.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Malans were held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 20, 2018 at the High Springs Cemetery, with Mr. Danny Deloach officiating.
Arrangements have been 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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Mr. George C. Pleus
George C. Pleus, age 72, of Trenton, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Shands UF in Gainesville. He was born to George and Ruth Pleus on August 1, 1945 in Tampa and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Lutz two years ago. Mr. Pleus proudly served his country in the US Navy. He retired as a Metal Fabrication Designer and was of the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Linda Watson Pleus of Trenton; daughter, Heather Pleus of Dade City; step-daughter, Athena (Marshal) Rodriguez-Hurd of Boston, MA and step-sons, Ian Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie and Erik (Jamie) Rodriguez of Boulder, MT; sisters, April (Herman) Haney and Rosie (Dan) Donaldson and brothers, Gene (Josh) Pleus and David (Barbie) Pleus; all of Lutz; grandchildren, Nicholas Cruz, Boomer Newton and Alexandria Hurd and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Pleus were held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018 in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Burner officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
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Mr. Claude Eugene “Butch” Sikes
Claude Eugene “Butch” Sikes, 57, of Chiefland, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Butch was the owner of Veteran Drywall and was once a Volunteer Firefighter for the Fowlers Bluff Fire Department. He was born and raised in South Florida but moved to Chiefland in 1999 along with his wife, 3 children, grandmother and aunt. He loved cooking, hunting, fishing, gardening, and raising animals. He was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back if someone was in need. His personality, his kindness and his humor drew people in; he was greatly admired by all that knew him. His love for his family was never ending and never selfish and he never met anyone that wasn’t an instant friend. He will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends and will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jodi Sikes of Chiefland; his oldest daughter, Deanna McDaniel and his son-in-law, James McDaniel of Chiefland; his son, John Sikes of Chiefland; his youngest daughter Taylor Sikes of Chiefland; his mother, Elizabeth Garcia of Inverness; his sister, Susan Sikes of Inverness, his nephew, Jake Kuhar of Naples and his sweet companions, Lexie and Mollie.
A memorial service was held for Mr. Sikes at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland Chapel, with Jonathan Dampf officiating.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland and Cross City, Florida. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.
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Card of Thanks
The family of Kourtney Renée Lambert wish to thank you for your sympathy. We greatly appreciate all your kind words, food, flowers, phone calls and any generous donations you have made. We lost a wonderful woman who can never be replaced.
Thank you again for all the kindness from family and friends during this tragic loss.
The Kourtney Renée Dunnam Lambert family