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October 7, 2021 Obituaries

Willima Jean Davis Alexander
Willima Jean Davis Alexander, 84, of Trenton, passed away September 28, 2021 at Haven Hospice of Tri County.
Willima was born in Sturgis, South Dakota to George A. Miles and Gladys (Munson) Miles.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, James W. Davis; her second husband, Ronald “Tiny” Alexander; sisters, Nona Miles Phelps and Marion Miles; brothers, Clinton Miles and Paul Miles.
She is survived by her son, J. Shane Davis (Janie); grandson, Matthew Shane Davis of Trenton; brother, Albert Miles of Tampa.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 9th at 1:00 pm at New Beginnings Baptist Church, with Pastor Chris Ruggles officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Haven Hospice of Tri-County.
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Carolyn Milam Boudreau
Carolyn Milam Boudreau, 55, of Trenton, FL passed away on September 16, 2021 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville after an extended illness. She was born on December 5, 1965 in North Miami, FL to George and Glenda Coleman Milam.
Carolyn moved to the Trenton area in 1991. She worked as a waitress most of her life. She loved playing games, playing cards, and most importantly, hanging out with her family.
She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Ronald McWilliams.
Ms. Boudreau is survived by her daughters, Jennifer McWilliams of Trenton and Jessica Milam of Williston; her son, Justin (Jana) Griffin of SC; her mother, Glenda Milam of Bronson; grandchildren, Audrianna, Ja’Ana, and one more on the way, Aubrianna; her brother, David (Lisa) Milam of Bronson; her longtime significant other, Jeff McWilliams of Trenton; and a host of extended family also survive.
A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held on October 9th, starting at 4:00 pm at the family home.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton.
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Mary Teresa MacDougall
Mary Teresa MacDougall, age 60, of Bell, Florida passed away on October 1, 2021 at the North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, FL.
Teresa was born on July 2, 1961, in Big Rapids, MI to Frank Ryman and Mary Hamelund. She grew up in Michigan and after high school, Teresa enlisted in the United States Air Force where she would serve for 4 years. After her service, she served another 6 years in the National Guard. Teresa lived in Portland for a number of years before moving to Florida to be with family. Teresa was always looking to help others and had a deep passion for Veterans and law enforcement personal. She never met a stranger and could always brighten your day. She was a wonderful mother and great friend. Teresa was very creative and loved painting ceramics, stain glass, beading and jewelry. She also loved being outdoors and working in her garden. She was an avid reader, a competitive bowler and an amazing cook. Simply put, Teresa was a colorful person and lived life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Teresa is survived by her children, Zachary (Kiaralys) Hassinger of Alachua, FL and Lexi (Cameron) Hassinger of Oklahoma City, OK and their father, Chris Hassinger of Portland; her longtime friend, Terri Koss of Bell, FL; siblings, Elissa Beth Ryman of Trenton, FL and Jim (Linda) MacDougall of Detriot, MI; a host of extended family also survive.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations, in Teresa’s honor, be made to your favorite Veteran Charities like the ones listed.
Tunnels to Towers: https://t2t.org or Building Homes for Heroes: https://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.
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Elmer “Mac” Clifton McGinley
Mr. Elmer Clifton “Mac” McGinley, age 82, of Old Town, FL passed away on September 28, 2021 at the UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
He was born March 11, 1939 in Hagertown, PA. At 18, Mac enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he served 4 years. After his service, he went to mechanic trade school in Marietta, GA. He married the love of his life, Carol Vivian Echols in 1959. The couple lived in Georgia until the 70’s when they moved to Orlando. Mac worked as a diesel mechanic all his life and had a mobile mechanic business. He was known as the “Detroit Man”. In 1991, they moved away from the busy life of Orlando and ended up in Old Town. He loved to ride motorcycles and was a member of the BMW MOA Club and the Poverty Riders. He was also a member of the American Leigon.
Mac was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 40 years, Carol Vivian McGinley; his daughters, Karen Hamm and Kim Cornell and his brother, Julius McGinley.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathy McGinley of Holly Hill, SC; his son, Keith McGinley of Iowa; grandchildren, Adam, Justin, Kyle, Jacob and Kirsten; great grand children, Adalaide and Lilly; his brother, Skip McGinley; numerous extended family also survive.
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Richard Edward Merritt
Richard Edward Merritt, 74, of Trenton, FL passed away on September 28, 2021 at his home.
He was born May 59, 1947 in Jacksonville, FL to Robert and Yvonne Walker Merritt.
After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served in the Vietnam War. After his service, Mr. Merritt started a career with the Merchant Marines and served with them until his retirement in 1986. Once he retired, the family relocated to Trenton. He was a proud veteran and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Merritt also loved to fish, garden, and was a frequent visitor to the Gilchrist County Public Library where he loved to read. He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Robert Merritt.
Mr. Merritt is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Tommy) Parrish of Trenton; his son, Beau (Kimberly Moore) Merritt of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandchildren, Landon Parrish of Trenton, Ozie (Sierra) Parrish of Trenton, and Kayla Moore of Baton Rouge; his great-grandchildren, Blake Parrish of Trenton and Baylor Moore of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Connie Allen, Tessie Glass, and Bobbie (Patrick) Rogero all of Jacksonville, FL; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A Celebration of Mr. Merritt’s life will be held on Saturday, October 9th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Watson-Milton Funeral Home in Trenton.
In lieu of flowers, please donate, in Mr. Merritt’s memory, to the Gilchrist County Public Library, 105 NE 11th St. Trenton, FL, 32693.
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Reginald Calvin Mitchem
Reginald Calvin Mitchem, 54, of Charleston, SC passed away on September 14, 2021. Reginald was born November 21, 1966 in Gainesville, FL. He was a 1985 graduate of Trenton High School in Trenton, FL.
He is the son of the late Ernest and Rosa Lee Mitchem. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ernest Mitchem, Jr. and Rodney A. Frazier. Reginald is survived by his partner, Jaime; brother, Ethon Buie Jr.; sisters, Cora Davis (Richard) of Jacksonville, NC and Aunnana Perry (Rickie) of Gainesville, FL; sons, Brian McGee, Terrell McGee, Reginald Mitchem, Jr., Shaquille Mitchem and Roman Mitchem; daughters, Rasheeda Mitchem, DawnShay McGee, Sydney Mitchem and Naomi Yancey; 17 grandchildren; along with a host of aunts, uncle, cousins and friends.
The lineup will be at the Mitchem’s former residence in Trenton. Special Note: “There will be no Repass”. Wake: Wade Greenlee Chapel (Carnegie Funeral Home) 5-7pm. Service: Graveside Trenton Community Cemetery 1:00 pm.
Services by Carnegie Funeral Home.
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