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Mrs. Addie Eleanor Gross

Mrs. Addie Eleanor Gross, 86, of Old Town passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. Eleanor was born in Old Town to Charles and Hattie Barber and graduated from Dixie County High School. She worked as a secretary at the Dixie County State Bank, and then Cheeks Pharmacy as a bookkeeper before becoming a secretary for Attorney Doyle Thomas where she ... Full Story »

Mrs. Lavaun Olive Horack

Mrs. Lavaun Olive Horack, 92, of Old Town passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016. Mrs. Horack moved to Old Town 35 years ago from Bowmanstown, Pennsylvania, where she was born. She was a member of Old Town United Methodist Church. Full Story »

Mr. Joseph Watson Knight, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Watson Knight, Jr., born July 27, 1939 to J. W. Knight and Harriett Schlemmer Knight, went to be with his Savior February 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Cheryl Richburg of Cedar Key; son, Phillip Knight of Gainesville, FL; daughter, Marisa Knight of Lake Butler; step-son, Zeb ... Full Story »

Mr. Richard Webster LeGrand

Mr. Richard Webster LeGrand passed away at the age of 90 on February 21, 2016 at the Haven Hospice in Chiefland while surrounded by his wife and family. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Newberry. Preceeded in death by son, Joseph LeGrand.   He is survived by his wife Lyndol LeGrand; children Rick LeGrand, Mary Ruth ... Full Story »

Mrs. Betty Lou Sowell

Mrs. Betty Lou McQuaig Sowell, 84, of Chiefland, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Port St. Joe, she moved to Chiefland from Wewahitchka two and a half years ago. Full Story »

Mr. Keith Arnold Strand

Mr. Keith Arnold Strand, 85, of Old Town, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville. He was born in Everett, Washington to the late Otto Strand and Sarah Louise Vaughan.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Susie Marie Strand.  He had 3 sons, Keith Otto Strand, Kriss Olaf Strand and Ralph Gallant ... Full Story »

Maxine Wilkerson Thomas

Maxine Wilkerson Thomas died, Wednesday February 24, 2016. Mrs. Thomas was the wife of the late Otto Thomas, Founder of Otto’s Barber Styling of Sanford. The most important things in her life were her family and her God. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Sanford. She served in leadership of the Women’s Missionary Union, Sunday ... Full Story »

Carole Elizabeth Bixby

Mrs. Carole Elizabeth Bixby passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at her home. Carole moved to the Gainesville area in 1973 from Corning, NY with her husband, Jacque Bixby. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader, loved her cats and chickens, but most of all, loved helping others learn. Full Story »

Margie J. Brown

Margie Jones Brown, 84, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at her residence. A native of Old Town, she was a former resident of DeLand and Salt Springs and had resided in Haywood County for the past eight years. She was the daughter of the late Willie G. and Lovie Copeland Jones and was also preceded in death by ... Full Story »

Mr. Herbert S. Craft, Jr.

Mr. Herbert S. Craft, Jr., age 88, of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Haven Hospice in Chiefland. He was born on July 3, 1927 to Herbert and Hattie Craft, Sr., in Limestone and had lived in the Trenton area for the past 20 years, moving here from Zephyrhills. Mr. Craft proudly served in the US Army. ... Full Story »