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November 8, 2018 Obituaries

Mr. Harold Joseph Angermeier
Harold Joseph Angermeier, 92, of Archer passed away Friday, October 26, 2018.
Mr. Angermeier was born in Mount Clemens, MI to the late George and Katherine Angermeier on September 10, 1926. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Angermeier was Director of Social Services for Pinellas County. He enjoyed football, reading, doing amateur magic and talking politics. He was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion and Amvets.
He is survivied by his wife, Susanne Angermeier of Archer; sons, Jonathan (Susan) Angermeier of Astatula and Thomas (Paula) Angermeier of Greenville, SC; daughters, Anne Marie (Michael) Patterson of Pensacola and Lynn (Jeffrey) Varner of Archer; grandchildren, Christopher (Alecia) Patterson, Ted Angermeier, Shelby Varner, Mary Elizabeth Patterson, Joseph Angermeier, Mia Varner and Louisa Angermeier; brother, Rudolph Angermeier of Avon Park.
Funeral services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 4050 U.S. Hwy 27, Chiefland on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery, 6505 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell.
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. Rayburn Corbin
Rayburn Corbin, 78, of Steinhatchee passed away Friday, November 2, 2018.
Mr. Corbin was born February 11, 1940 in Jena to the late William and Magalene Corbin. He was a self employed commercial fisherman and a lifelong resident of Dixie County. He enjoyed fishing and riding his side by side. He was a member of the House of Prayer in Horseshoe.
Mr. Corbin is survived by his wife, Marion of Steinhatchee; sons, Ray Thomas (Trudale) Corbin of Daphne, Alabama, Rodney Howell (Lisa) Corbin of Old Town and Joseph Corbin, Sr. of Jena; daughter, April Padgett (Clint Buckley); 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Corbin of Gulfport, Mississippi, Benny Corbin and Theadus Corbin, both of Jena; sisters, Patsy Highsmith and Vivian Daniels, both of Cross City.
A visitation will be held for Mr. Corbin on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Rick Gooding Funeral Home between the hours of 6-8 p.m.
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.Virgil Ezekiel Davis
Virgil Ezekiel Davis, 79, of Trenton passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Mr. Davis was born to Richard and Mary Louise Davis on November 29, 1938. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Davis was a mechanic for the Levy County School District, and enjoyed doing mechanics as a hobby, along with woodworking, fishing and also Blue Grass music. He was a member of Joppa Baptist Church in Trenton.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Ann Davis of Trenton; son, Virgil (Dana) Davis of Chiefland; daughters, Theresa (Leslie) Sapp of Trenton and Angela (Aaron) Gay of Colonial Heights, Virginia; brothers, Lynwood Ray Davis of Cario, Georgia and William Daniel Davis of Leesburg; sister, Virginia Faircloth of Cario, Georgia; grandchildren, Ashley Davis, Amanda (Spencer) Cook, Allison (Blake) Midgette, Victoria Sapp and Easton (Ashley) Sapp; great-grandchild, Lawson Sapp.
Funeral services were held at Joppa Baptist Church, 7030 NW 165th St., Trenton, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. Interment followed at Joppa Cemetery, Trenton.
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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Mrs. Carol Harms
Carol Elizabeth Inglis Harms, 82, of Old Town, passed away on October 25th in Trenton. She was born in Albany, New York and lived in Miami for some time before moving to Old Town in the 1980’s:
Carol dedicated her life to helping children in need. She was a special education teacher, child advocate and a guardian ad litem. She was a dedicated member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church of Chiefland.
She was predeceased by husband W. L. (Bill) Harms of Old Town and is survived by brother Jay Inglis (Judy), son Chet Richards, daughter Jamie Richards of DeLand, granddaughter Kelsey Hutto of Morgantown, Indiana and great-granddaughter Caroline.
Carol is also survived by 4 step children, Kenneth Harms of Los Angeles, Ca., Michael Harms of Napa, Ca., Valerie Harms of Boston, Ma., and Bryan Harms of Bell, 10 Grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at St. Alban’s Church in Chiefland on December 8th at 10:00 a.m.
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Mr. James B. Martin, Jr.
James B. Martin, Jr., age 77, of Bell, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Tri-County Nursing Home. He was born to James Martin, Sr. and his wife, Edith C. Martin on May 15, 1941 in Rome, Georgia and was a resident of Bell for the past 6 years, moving here from Orange Lake. Mr. Martin was a Christian and was self-employed in the tree trimming and removal service.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by his companion, Lillie Bass of Bell; his daughters, Sheila Martin of Chiefland and Joanna Martin of Pennsylvania and his step-daughter, Virginia Bass of Bell; his son, Timothy Martin of Cedar Key; his sisters, Mary Ann (Earl) Rice of Ocala and Betty Pearson of Winter Haven; his brothers, Douglas (Debbie) Martin and John (Lena) Martin, both of Ocala and Ronnie (Sondra) Martin of Orange Lake and 7 grandchildren.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.
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Mr. David Mikell
David Mikell peacefully passed from this life on November 4, 2018 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. He was born on July 14, 1930 in Bell to Henry “Albert” and Clara Mikell. Other than his time in the US Army where he proudly served in Korea, he was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County.
His passions in life were serving the Lord, his family, hunting, farming and cattle. He owned and operated Mikell Farms and Mikell’s Liquid Fertilizer for over 60 years. He was always available to lend a helping hand or offer advice to the many younger farmers as they were trying to get started in agriculture. He actively served and attended Midway & Bethel Church of Christ his entire lifetime. He was a 50+ year member of Farm Bureau where he served on its Board of Directors for over 40 years. He also served on several other Ag advisory boards over the years.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers Edsel Mikell, Douglas Mikell and William H (Bill) Mikell, sisters Wanda Durrance, Freda Roper. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Margie Allen Mikell, sons Craig Mikell (Judy) of High Springs, and Jeffrey Mikell (Dawn) of Bell. Four grandchildren Tyler Mikell, Cory Mikell (Carly), Gabby Mikell, and Kyle Mikell. Brother Thomas Mikell of Gainesville, sisters Annetta Beazlie and Blanch Sanders of Gainesville, and Eva Mae Swanson of Arizona and a multitude of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
There was a visitation at Watson Funeral Home, 426 West Wade Street, Trenton on Tuesday November 6th from 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral service was on Wednesday November 7th, 11:00 a.m. at the Trenton Church of Christ located at 502 NE 7th Street, Trenton. Burial was at the Midway Church of Christ cemetery in Bell.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home.
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Mr. William “Bill” H. Rizer
William “Bill” H. Rizer, 80 of Steinhatchee passed away October 30, 2018.
Mr. Rizer was born December 1, 1937 to the late William S. and Sallie Mae Rizer in Lake Alfred. He had lived in Steinhatchee for a little over a year after moving here from Blue Ridge, Georgia. Mr. Rizer was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City, had been a Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge for over 20 years, and had been active with Gideons International for several years while in Blue Ridge. He had retired from Martin Marietta in Orlando. Mr. Rizer was an avid Gator fan and liked to hunt, fish, and watch football in his spare time.
Mr. Rizer is survived by his wife of over 57 years Terry Rizer, his son Doug Rizer (Meridith), his daughters Cathie Brazell (David) and Melinda Stokes (Eric), his sister Annette Taylor, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other extended family members.
Graveside services for Mr. Rizer were held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Waters Memorial Gardens outside of Steinhatchee, with Pastor Mike Brown 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. Vernon Dale Wesley
Vernon Dale Wesley, age 79, of Trenton, passed away at home on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born to parents Nelson and Geneva Carter Wesley on November 21, 1938 in New Castle, IN and had been a resident of Trenton since moving from Gainesville over 41 years ago. Mr. Wesley was a Truck Driver and was of the Baptist faith. He was Tribal Council member of Cherokees of Georgia. His given Native American name was Silver Two Hawks. He was proud of his Native American Heritage.
He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Lula Wesley; his daughters, Holly (Wayne) Bussard, Patricia (Charles) Lee and Amy (Charles) Woods, all of Trenton, and Cheryl (Pete) Graeve of North Carolina; his sons, Alan Wesley of Gainesville and John (Elizabeth) Wesley of Trenton; his brothers, Bob (Ruth) Wesley, Ronnie (Jackie) Wesley and Jerry (Cheryl) Wesley, all of Indiana; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Wesley were held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Union Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Moody officiating. Interment followed at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM.
For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home.
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