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Betty Ruth Green

Jul 28, 2022

Mrs. Betty Ruth Green, age 67, of Brooker, FL, passed away on July 28, 2022, at the UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Betty was born on March 29, 1955, in Gordon, GA. She spent most of her life in Georgia until moving to Graham, FL, in 2005. Shortly after moving to Graham, she met Clyde Green and the two...

Carrie Whitty Stewart

Jul 27, 2022

Carrie Whitty Stewart was born in Ocklawaha, FL, to Mamie and Herman Whitty on December 26, 1933. She was a homemaker and raised a host of family and friends. She was a blessing to many as she opened her home and kitchen to all who needed it. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; 2 sons; 2...

William Henry Varnes, Jr.

Jul 27, 2022

Mr. William Henry Varnes Jr., age 95, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 27, 2022, at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. Mr. Varnes was born March 15, 1927, in Sanderson, FL, to the late Henry and Maggie Varnes. At 18, Mr. Varnes enlisted in the US Army and served our country in World War...

Jane Henshaw Croft

Jul 26, 2022

Jane Henshaw Croft, age 71, of Lake Butler, passed away peacefully at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, on July 26, 2022. Jane was born in Hollywood, FL, on March 11, 1951, to the late Robert and Marianne Henshaw. After meeting her now husband in Bradenton, FL, the two married in 1981 and after a few years decided...

Donald Albert Elixson

Jul 24, 2022

Mr. Donald Albert Elixson, age 58, passed away on July 24, 2022, in Lake City, Florida. Donald was born July 9, 1964, in Lake Butler, FL, to the late Donald and Doris (Finley) Elixson.  In 1979, he started dating Debbie Mercier and the two married on May 28, 1985. Together they made their home in Lake Butler with their children....

Murry DeWayne Walker

Jul 20, 2022

Mr. Murry DeWayne “Wayne” Walker, age 54, passed away on July 20, 2022. He was born on June 15, 1968, to Monroe Walker, Sr and Becky Lee (Watkins) Walker. He moved to the Union County area 31 years ago. He worked as a butcher for Crawfords Meat Room and for S&S Tree Service in Brooker. Wayne was preceded in death...

Delores "Dot" Perryman

Jul 17, 2022

Delores “Dot” Osceola Hill Perryman, of Lake Butler, FL, passed away peacefully on     Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Haven Hospice, Gainesville, FL. Dot was born to Lattice Blitch-Townsend and Pitt Townsend on April 10th, 1928, in Olustee, FL. After losing both of her parents by the young age of 4, Dot was raised by her aunt and uncle, Gladys Townsend-Rogers...

Margie Beckham Sapp

Jul 9, 2022

Margie Reece Beckham Sapp left this life on July 9, 2022, to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with her beloved husband, Dempsey, who had been patiently waiting on her for over six years. She lived for 99 wonderful years and even to the very end she was a fighter and held on for as...

Elliott McLeod

Jul 8, 2022

Elliott Manche McLeod, a proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away July 8th, 2022, at the age of 87, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The son of Cyril and Dorrie McLeod, Elliott grew up in Lake Butler, Florida. He was born August 2nd, 1934, in Lake Butler and attended Union County High School. At the age of 19, Elliott was drafted...

Faye Marie Vinci

Jul 6, 2022

Mr. Michael Stephen Vinci passed away July 2, 2022, and patiently waited until July 6, 2022, for his wife of 37 years, Faye Marie Bryant Vinci, to join him.  The two married on June 22, 1985, and enjoyed a good life together in Lake Butler. Michael was born September 9, 1947, in Belleville, IL to the late A.J. and Evelyn...

Vernon Knight

Jul 6, 2022

James Vernon Knight, age 74, of Jacksonville, passed away on July 6, 2022, in the Community Hospice at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born on September 6, 1947, in Starke, to James Durant Knight and Geraldine McNeal. After graduating from Bradford High School in 1966, Vernon moved to Jacksonville and began working at Ellis Propeller. He worked with...

Tracy Keith Croft

Jul 4, 2022

Tracy Keith Croft, age 61, of Lulu, FL, passed away on July 4, 2022, at his home. Tracy was born on April 14, 1961, to Nelson Al Croft and Linda (Markham) Norris. He was a lifelong resident of Lulu and grew up on his family's farm. He began working on the farm at an early age and eventually got into...

Michael Stephen Vinci

Jul 2, 2022

Mr. Michael Stephen Vinci passed away July 2, 2022, and patiently waited until July 6, 2022, for his wife of 37 years, Faye Marie Bryant Vinci, to join him.  The two married on June 22, 1985, and enjoyed a good life together in Lake Butler. Michael was born September 9, 1947, in Belleville, IL to the late A.J. and Evelyn...

Ramon T. Dix

Jul 1, 2022

Mr. Ramon T. Dix, 92, of Lake Butler, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2022, at Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City. Mr. Dix was born September 26, 1929, in Bradenton, FL. After spending his early years in central Florida, he relocated to his farm in Union County.   Mr. Dix worked as a brick and block mason. As a...

Dale "Dmama" Hollingsworth Clyatt

Jun 25, 2022

Mrs. Dale “Dmama” Clyatt, age 85, passed away peacefully at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville, FL, on June 25, 2022.  She was born in Lee County, FL on February 20, 1937, to the late Ive and Fredna Hollingsworth. Her freshman year of high school, her family moved to Union County, where upon graduating she married the love of her...

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