Mr. Ronnie Kyle Boyette
Ronnie Kyle Boyette, age 62, of Bell, passed away at his home in Bell on Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born on January 27, 1956 to Evans Kyle and Sarah Lois Boyette in Bell and was a lifelong resident. Ronnie was an Auto and Heavy Equipment Mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing for catfish.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Lois Boyette Roberts; his father, Evans Kyle Boyette; his stepfather, J.W. Roberts; his sister, Charlotte Elaine Philman and his brother, Simon Dillard Boyette. He is survived by his daughter, Felicia (Chris) Long; his sons, Ronnie William (Stacey Croft) Boyette and Evans Wayne (Karrie) Boyette, all of Bell; his sister, Sharon (Rayborn) Dunnam of Fanning Springs; his brothers, Darrell (Edna) Boyette and Don Boyette and his step-sister, Laura (Reggie) Spears, all of Bell. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Audrey, Madison, Carson and Landon Boyette, Kaitlin Castro, Bailee Hull, Elizabeth, Alex and Zachary Boyette, and Faline and C.J. Long.
Funeral Services for Mr. Boyette will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Corbin officiating. Interment to follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
Mrs. Phyllis Marie Dove
Phyllis Marie Dove, 107 years old, of Trenton, passed away on April 20, 2018.
She was born on November 30, 1910 to Charles Edward Bonner and Margaret Ellen Ryan Bonner.
Phyllis graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1929 and Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing in 1932, while living in Fall River, Massachusetts. She followed her career in nursing in Fall River, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. She was an avid newspaper reader, especially of the Washington Times. She loved talking politics.
Phyllis married Walter Joseph Dove on June 2, 1942 and they had four children.
She is survived by her son, Gurry Lee Dove, Dagsboro, DE, daughters Margaret Ann (Peggy) Kreider, Sterling, VA, and Ellen Bonner (Bonnie) Kiser, Trenton.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Joseph Dove, and son, John Russell Dove.
Funeral Mass was April 28, 2018 at St. Madeleine Catholic Church, 17155 NW US Highway 441, High Springs at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Haven Hospice or St. Madeleine Community Outreach.
Arrangements were under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs.
Mrs. Antoinette Kind
Antoinette Kind, 87, of Bell, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Mrs. Kind moved to Bell from Hollywood in 1970. She was a former Department Manager at the Chiefland Walmart, retiring 17 years ago. She enjoyed reading, horses, crafts and gardening. Mrs. Kind was Catholic.
She is survived by her daughter Lori (Lee Dunn) Scott of Bell; granddaughter Kayla M. Scott of Bronson; brother John Chiranno of Hollywood and sister Julia Ciance of Boca Raton.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chiefland and Cross City. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Michael Dennis Kinsey
Michael Dennis Kinsey, 65, of Crawfordville, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2018. He was born February 6, 1953 in Gainesville and grew up in Trenton. He moved to Crawfordville in the 1970’s. He was a craftsman, artist, and “Jack of all Trades,” working different jobs through the years; Tallahassee Democrat, Bay Leaf Market, construction, Wakulla Springs and River Plantation. A lover of nature and local history he enjoyed everything from exploring archeological sites and Scuba diving to simply sitting and watching birds feed. Michael was committed to the residents of Eden Springs Nursing Facility, where he played music every Wednesday night for the past 8 years. His sense of humor was unmistakable and contagious.
Survivors include his Life Partner Marjorie Joyce Hansen, daughter Ashley Danielle Kinsey and her fiancé Jay Blanco, brothers Leon (Nancy) Kinsey and Gary (Dottie) Kinsey, sister Joye Kinsey (Sammy) Woodall, and he was predeceased by his son Larry Michael Kinsey, parents are Leon and Louise Kinsey and brother Tim Kinsey.
A Celebration of Michael’s Life was held Saturday, April 28, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Family Funeral Home, 84 Ochlockonee St., Crawfordville.
Arrangements were under the care of Skip Young with Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Ms. Faye Irene Sache
Faye Irene Sache of Chiefland passed away on Friday April 27, 2018, at Ayers Health and Rehab in Trenton. She was 70.
Faye was born on March 9, 1948 to her parents Porter J. and E. Josephine Sache. She was a graduate of Chiefland High School, Lake City Community College and the University of West Alabama where she majored in Biology. Upon returning home to the family farm where she was raised outside of Chiefland, FL, she embarked on a career as a Biology/Chemistry teacher for 36 years at Chiefland High School.
Faye was on a national poultry judging team in 1965 for 4H and FFA and coached state winning poultry judging. She coached tennis, and was a cheerleader and beta club sponsor. But she is also known for being the best cake maker in the tri-county area, and enjoyed making cakes for fundraisers, school and charitable functions, and friends and family.
Faye is predeceased by her brother Porter “Buddy” Sache Jr. She is survived by her sisters Donna (Billy) Leggett and Portia Sache, brother Wesley (Debi) Sache, nephews Leslie “Tater” Keene, Porter Leo Sache, Jake (Tiffany) Sache, Seth (Morgan) Sache, Darrell Norris and Cason Nessmith, great-nephew Kade Sache, and great-nieces Avery, Emmalee, Sadie and Weslyn Sache.
A service was held on Monday April 30, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chiefland with Pastor Jamie Brock officiating. Visitation was Sunday April 29, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Class of 1966 Memorial Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 1476, Chiefland, FL 32644. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland.
Mr. David Ray
David Ray Simon, Sr., 64 of Cross City passed away April 24, 2018.
Mr. Simon was born July 26, 1953 to the late Emma and Horace Simon, Sr. in Beaumont, Texas, but had lived in the Cross City area for the past 11 years after moving here from Detroit, Michigan. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Deacon at the Refuge From the Storm Ministry in Cross City. In his spare time, Mr. Simon volunteered at the Cross City Rehab and Health Center, where he often played his guitar for the residents.
Mr. Simon is survived by his wife of 47 years Evelyn Simon; his sons David Simon, Jr., James (Rose) Simon and Leonard Simon; his brother Horace “Pop” Simon, Jr., his sisters Mary Grace Rawlins, Martha Simon, Patricia Simon- Foots, Elsie Barlow, Wanda Murphy, and Joyce Johnson, eight grandchildren, and other extended family members.
A memorial service will be held in honor of Mr. Simon at a later date.
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.
Mrs. Tracey Leigh Sullivan
Tracey Leigh Sullivan, 48, of Chiefland passed away April 23, 2018.
Mrs. Sullivan was born September 16, 1969 in Gainesville, but she had spent all her life in the Chiefland area. She worked with Search Archeology in Jonesville and was a member of the Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town. In her spare time, Mrs. Sullivan enjoyed fishing and helping her friends, even helping them do their taxes. She will always be remembered as a woman who was a hard worker and that loved her dogs.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her husband of seven years Billy Sullivan; her step-sons Matthew Sullivan and Tyler Sullivan; her mother Dorothy Olivieri; her brothers David Tolbert and Larry Tolbert; her sister Patricia Davis (Kennedy) Ressler, a step-granddaughter Nevaeh Sullivan, and other extended family members.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sullivan were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town, with Pastor Bobby Lindsey officiating. Interment followed at Old Town Cemetery. The family received friends at the Church in Old Town Friday evening from 6:00 p,m, – 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.
Mrs. Lou Kada Talton
On Thursday, April 5th we lost our family, our friend, beloved teacher, world traveler and special life coach. Lou Kada Talton passed away peacefully in the evening in Stuart after a year long battle with lung cancer. She faced this battle with the same strength, tenacity and passion in which she lived her life. She felt from the beginning her time was not up and she took each treatment with a positive attitude and within days stated “that wasn’t so bad and I feel pretty good.” She frequently said “I am the healthiest person with cancer you’ve ever met.” She was angry with the diagnosis being a non-smoker and growing up in a non-smoking home. A magnet on her fridge states, “If you’re smoking in here - You’d better be on fire!”
Lou dedicated 34 years to education in the state of Florida, beginning her journey in Dayton and committing the majority of her career to children with learning disabilities at Stuart Middle School before retiring in 2007. However, that statement does nothing to tell her story. Teaching was her passion and giving every child in her classroom an example of how you should present yourself to the world was her specialty...how to be courteous, respect yourself and those around you, how to use “good” grammar, how to be honest with yourself and those around you, and most definitely how to wear clean, neat, matching clothes. She had no problem correcting not only her students, but also all the adults around her. She did all of this while teaching lessons and giving each child an opportunity to shine. She was the sponsor for the Jaguarettes dancing team for many of those years and always taught by example. Many of her students made better life decisions and became wonderful adults with jobs and families under her tutelage, many of whom stayed in touch with Ms. Talton...when they could locate her.
Lou was born and raised in a small town in northern Florida, High Springs. She started school and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1967 with the same group of friends remaining close over the years even though they all went in different directions after graduation. She obtained her teaching degree in 1973 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, followed by her Masters degree in 1982. Her parents were John Kada Talton and Lorene Barnett Talton. She had one brother, Alvin Talton who preceded her in death in 2015 and one sister, Jackie Talton Mullis who resides in Moultrie, Georgia. She has many nieces and nephews including Rachel Legend and wife Stacey, Chuck Talton and wife Jennifer, Margie Rabon and husband Jim, Jessica Greene and husband Bill and too many more to name. She wished each of you a life of happiness and love and always wanted a little more time to be with all of us. If you knew her and had the beauty of crossing paths, you will surely miss her smile and love. If you had the misfortune of not knowing her, you have missed one of those shining and special people who stroll beside us unknowingly. Lou we wish wings for you to soar the heights and glide along your great journey. Goodbye my family and life-long friend....travel well.
Please join us Tuseday, May 8th at the High Springs Presbyterian Church Annex at 2:00 p.m. wearing bright, vibrant colors and come with Lou stories and memories to share.