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November 1, 2018 Obituaries

Mr. Jack Michael Anderson
Jack Michael Anderson of Bell, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center, in Lake City. He was 78 years old.
Jack was born on April 18, 1940, in Gainesville, the second child, of Willis W. and Malvine Anderson (nee Andrison). Much of his childhood, through early adulthood, was lived in Leesburg. There, from his father he developed a lifelong love of fishing, and motorcycles, along with a bit of wanderlust, which was manifested through working, hunting, fishing, and exploring much of the US from Florida to Alaska, and from coast to coast.
As a teenager he met the lovely, Shirley Ann Arnold, of Wildwood when he dropped by her house, to visit her sister. The attraction was instant, and led to romance, and marriage in 1957. The two started with little more than a rented, two room apartment, some groceries, and $2.00 in cash to hold them over until payday.
Jack had a strong work ethic and he held many jobs in his youth. He started out his full-time working career as a “tree surgeon”, and later worked for phone and utility companies in Leesburg and Orlando. The major break in his working life was the opportunity to work on an electrical line construction crew, in the early 60’s, which through experience, training and testing, developed into a 50+ year career as a Journeyman Power Lineman. He was a proud, card carrying member of the IBEW, from that point to the end of his life. He built high voltage, power lines, all over Florida and throughout the US.
He moved his family to Bell in 1972, by purchasing a small farm. For several years he farmed, and supplemented his income by continuing to do line work, usually during and after major storms, where the work hours were long, but profitable.
He raced open wheel cars most of his life, and was known as an innovator and master mechanic. He spent countless blissful hours in his shop, where he could always be found working on multiple, on-going projects.
His work led him to his beloved, adopted, home state of Alaska, where he maintained multiple residences for over 20 years. The move to Alaska allowed him to better provide for his family, and to quench his desire to hunt, fish, restore cars and motorcycles, and race cars. There he became a licensed, private pilot, and purchased and restored his own 5 seat, Aeronca Sedan airplane, which was used on countless moose, carabao and bear hunting trips. The plane was usually on “floats” which allowed him to land on rivers, lakes and inlets all over Alaska. He would also use the plane for trips with his wife; going on romantic shoreline cookouts, Alaskan bush style, of freshly caught trout or grayling, and a little siesta before flying home.
A self-proclaimed working man, a Journeyman Power Lineman, and Certified Welder, he continued to work after retirement, even when starting several small businesses, including trucking, well pump repairs and sand blasting.
While living in Alaska he and his wife maintained a small farm and home in Bell, where he semi-retired in 1998. He was a member of the informal Hot Rod Club of Bell, and developed many new friendships with like minded guys who loved cars, boats, motorcycles, and “bench” racing.
He was fiercely loyal to his union, and his friends. Though tough, he could also be uncommonly generous to acquaintances and strangers alike, with his time, money, and expertise.
Starting with little, grounded by a loving, and strong wife, he was able to pull himself up by the bootstraps, creating a comfortable life and retirement. He was the consummate provider. Together, Jack and Shirley raised a family and achieved the American Dream. He was guided by strong principles and more than a little determination and stubbornness.
As attested by his family, friends, and even his foes, he was a one-of-a-kind, and did it his way; at least as much as a man can. It was a life richly and well lived.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, as well as a younger brother, David Anderson (Kathy) of Tifton, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Bell; his two sons, Michael Anderson of Kasilof, Alaska, and Rod Anderson (Suzanne), of Tampa; and his daughter, Roxanne Stone (Shawn) of Kasilof, AK.; his brother, Willis W. Anderson, Jr. of Milton; his sisters, Carol Davis of Milton and Gay Kauf, Carlisle PA.; his six grandchildren Kristen, Lisa, Brittni, Brody, Jackson, and Blake; and one great-grandchild, Chayse; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved American Bulldog, Buster.
A Memorial Service is planned for November 10, at 3:00 PM, at Watson Funeral Home in Trenton. A reception will follow with plans to be announced soon.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Janet N. Blydenburgh
Janet N. Blydenburgh, 74 years of age, of Old Town passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Cross City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Cross City. She was born to William and Lillian Call on June 6, 1944 in Tampa and had been a resident of Old Town since moving from St. Pete in 1992. She worked as a secretary for the Department of Children and Families and she was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Blydenburgh is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Blydenburgh and her granddaughter, Candace Veach. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (Damon) McCray and Adele Nugent, both of Old Town; her son, Wallace Nugent of Texas and her grandchildren, Justin Nugent, Casey Nugent, Danielle Veach and Crystal Baxley and her 5 great-grandchildren.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.

Ms. Jayne Riley Quinn Douglas
Jayne Riley Quinn Douglas passed away peacefully from the arms of her parents into the arms of Jesus on October 23, 2018 in Gainesville.
Jayne is survived by her parents, Dustin Douglas and Brittany Pire; two siblings, Jayda Hamill and Jaxon Douglas; grandparents, Roy and Nichole Lewis, Bobby and Wendy Wood, Kenneth and Sandy Douglas, and Donovan Pire. In addition, Jayne is survived by many other loving family members, including great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, other extended family, and close friends.
We are so grateful for the time that God gave us with Jayne. She will hold a special place in all of our hearts until we see her again one day.
Funeral services were held at Forest Grove Baptist Church in Alachua on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Chris Chrisopulos officiating. Burial followed at Forest Grove Cemetery.
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.

Mrs. Glenna Lamb Fraser
Glenna Lamb Fraser, 72, of Cross City passed away October 15, 2018.
Mrs. Fraser was born January 23, 1947 to the late Hoyt and Ethel Lamb. She had spent most of her life in the Dixie County area, but had lived in Macclenny before she retired from the Northeast Florida State Hospital. Mrs. Fraser was a member of the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Fraser is survived by her daughters Tammy Martin and Tanya Walker (Marty Barber), her brother Buddy Lamb, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and other extended family members.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fraser were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City Chapel, with Bro. Otis Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Summerville Cemetery at New Prospect Baptist Church.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home Cross City and Chiefland. Please sign the online guest book at rickgoodingfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Wilmon Doyle Frierson, Jr.
Wilmon Doyle Frierson, Jr. of Cross City passed away peacefully at home, after a long illness, surrounded by family on October 24, 2018 at the age of 64.  Doyle was born in Elfers on October 19, 1954 to Sally and W.D. “Bucker” Frierson. The family relocated to the Branford area in 1969. Doyle graduated from Branford High School, class of 1972. He married the love of his life, Sheila Annette Wells, in January 1976 and spent the next 42 years of his life in Cross City devoted to his family.
Doyle is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sheila, his son Matthew (Kenna) Frierson of Branford, Daughter Kasey Leanne (Troy) Seay of Old Town, Brother Larry (Lori) Frierson of O’Brien, Sisters, Susan Wells of Cross City and Lee (Johnny) Sullivan of Branford, Seven grandchildren, Megan, Colt, Madi, Dallas, Ellie, Flint and Karsyn and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doyle was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a rugged, salt of the earth individual, an honest to the core, man’s man who enjoyed team roping, team penning, hunting and fishing. Beneath his rugged exterior was a man with a heart of gold who lived his life for Jesus and his family. He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. Throughout his years he proudly served the City of Fanning Springs as Superintendent of Operations and also owned/operated his own successful water/wastewater treatment business, Gulf Coast Utility Services. He was a dedicated member of New Prospect Baptist Church and an active member of the Shamrock Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bucker and Sally Frierson and his infant granddaughter, Kasey Lillie Louise Frierson.
Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, October 26th, at the Frierson home located in Cross City. A Graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday October 27, 2018 where he will be interred next to his granddaughter, Kasey, at Metta Rose Cemetery located in Lafayette Co, just off State Rd 349 on Birman Rd., Branford.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made in his name to Gideon’s International or Florida Baptist Children’s Home.
Please sign the guestbook at www.danielsfuneralhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Donna Jean Hines
Donna Jean Hines, 73, of Old Town passed away October 26, 2018.
Mrs. Hines was born August 25, 1945 to the late Emerson and Barbara Ford in Altoona, Pennsylvania, but had lived in the Old Town area for over 37 years after moving here from Columbus, Georgia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City and will always be remembered as a woman that loved everyone with the essence of Christ. Her selflessness had no end or boundaries and will be a great treasure in Heaven.
Mrs. Hines is survived by her husband of over 43 years Bennie Hines, her sons Benjamin Hines, Donald Hines, and Bryan Hines, her brothers Melvin Ford, Alan Ford, and David Ford, her sisters Oma Brown and Nancy Clines, her grandchildren Megan Hines and Lilah Folks, and other extended family members.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hines will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Cross City, with Pastor Mike Brown officiating. The family will receive friends at the church 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.

Mr. Trammel Gene “T.G.” Morris
Trammel Gene “T.G.” Morris, 89, of Steinhatchee passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Mr. Morris was born on April 14, 1929 in Oconee County, Georgia. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the United States Postal Service as a maintenance worker. He moved to Steinhatchee 8 years ago from Cumming, Georgia where he became the “Mayor of Kings Creek”. Mr. Morris was Protestant.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Becky Morris of Steinhatchee; son, Mike Morris (Terri) and daughter, Millie Morris; brother, Deweese Morris and sister, Margaret Daniels; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City with a visitation held an hour before the service at 2:00 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.

Dr. Doris Scofield Richardson
Dr. Doris Scofield Richardson of High Springs passed away on October 23, 2018.
She was born to Hilliard Parker and Annie Pearl Gaines Scofield on April 21, 1930, in Opp, Alabama. Her family moved to High Springs in 1940 where she resided until her passing. She graduated from High Springs High School in 1948 where she was Valedictorian of her senior class. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Florida and in 1952 received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and in 1961 received her Master’s Degree in Education. She received her Ed. D in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 1975.
Dr. Richardson devoted much of her life to public education having worked for Alachua County Public Schools for 56 years before retiring in 2008. She taught first grade at High Springs Elementary School before being appointed the school’s first female principal in 1975. As a first grade teacher, she was Teacher of the Year in 1968. She also served as principal of M.K. Rawlings Elementary School in Gainesville from 1983-1988 and Hidden Oak Elementary School in Gainesville from 1988-2008. Dr. Richardson was an adjunct professor for both Nova Southeastern University and the University of Florida. In 2000, she was one of a group selected as Women Who Made a Difference in the History of High Springs.
She married the love of her life, James A. Richardson, in 1950. They were married 49 years before he passed away in 1999. Together they raised two children, James Jr. and Doris Ann. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.
Doris was a member of the High Springs New Century Woman’s Club. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of High Springs where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years.
She is survived by her brother, James Hilliard Scofield and wife Betty of Trenton, son, James A. Richardson, Jr. and wife Janie of Lake City, Florida, daughter, Doris Ann Imler and husband Gary of High Springs, grandchildren Jennifer Imler and husband Kevin Maher, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dory Young and husband Thomas of High Springs, Tony Robinson of Lake City, Matthew Richardson and wife Andrea of Gainesville, great grandchildren Mason Maher of Charlotte, North Carolina, Gavin Rarey, Reece Rarey and Kendel Young of High Springs.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, High Springs. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 3:00-4:00. Interment followed at High Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Education Foundation of Alachua County, 2802 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32641.
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.

Mr. Stephen Walter Wawerczyk
Stephen Walter Wawerczyk passed away peacefully on Saturday October 13th, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was 59 years old. Stephen was born on July 18, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Raymond Wawerczyk and Penny Stalnaker. He was the second of six children. In the early sixties the family moved to Miami, Florida where he spent his childhood and attended North Miami Senior High School. Stephen moved to the Branford area in the early 80s and started a family, working as a veterinarian technician in the surrounding area. Stephen enjoyed life to his fullest, and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and trips to the beach and races. Stephen later moved to Levy County where he spent the rest of his days.
Stephen is survived by two children; two grandchildren; his brother, Lee (Shannon) Stalnaker; his sister Joely (Anthony) Rose. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, John Stalnaker, two sisters, Pamela Cohn and Michelle Lombardi, and one brother, Timothy Wawerczyk.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 10th at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Mayo.

Vernon “Dale” Wesley
Vernon “Dale” Wesley of Trenton passed away, he was 79 years old. Mr. Wesley was born on November 21, 1938.
He was born in Indiana and has lived in Trenton for the past 41 years.
Visitation will be held at Union Baptist Church, November 2 at 2:00 pm, with funeral services at 3:00 pm and burial to follow at Union Cemetery.