Mr. Vernon Dee Lane, a 23-year resident of Williston, Florida passed away Friday January 29, 2016 at the age of 78 at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. Lane was born at Durham, North Carolina. Locally he worked in construction as a wallpaper hanger and hung wallpaper in some of the local businesses of which he was proud. He was of the Baptist faith and came to Williston from Lake Worth. He loved woodworking, fishing, welding and spending time in his workshop.
Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, Pearl; daughter, Theresa (Frank) Bunting; sister, Betty (Dickie) Bright; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at a later date.
Knauff Funeral Home-Williston is in charge of arrangements.

October 15, 1932 – January 31, 2016

Mr Thomas Arlen Brown, Sr. of Chiefland, Florida passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, January 31, 2016.
Mr. Brown was born in Woodland, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1932.  He served in the United States Army and became a machinist by trade.  He moved to Chiefland in 1989 from Corfu, NY.  Mr. Brown enjoyed fishing and tinkering.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Chiefland.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by sons, Clyde Wayne Brown and James Laverne Brown and brother, Richard Brown.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married on February 12, 1953, Beverly J. Brown of Chiefland; son, Thomas A. Brown, Jr. of Springhill, Fla.; daughters, Wendy Eileen Brown of Chiefland, Pamela Jo Brown of Chiefland and Linda Foley of Riverview, Fla.; sister, Elizabeth Joann Ratulowski of Batavia, New York; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.   
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Chiefland on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Gordon Keller officiating.  A visitation will be held at the Langford-Rogers Funeral Home Wednesday evening, February 3 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.  Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Langford-Rogers Funeral Home, under the direction of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Chiefland, Florida, 352/493-0050.


Mr. Burnice Edward Cook, a lifetime resident of Levy County, passed away at the age of 77 years on Monday February 1, 2016 at Williston Rehabilitation and Care Center in Williston, Florida.
Mr. Cook was born in Newberry and worked as a mechanic for the Levy County Road Department before retiring in 2001. He loved fishing and hunting but his favorite thing to do was work.
Mr. Cook was predeceased by his wife, Mabel; father, Earl; and brothers, Jimmy and Elton.
He is survived by his mother, Lucy Cook; sons: Gerald Cook, James Cook and Keith Cook; daughter, Teresa (Graham) Cook; brothers: Lee (Yuriko) Cook, Cleve (Saye) Cook and Cecil (Nancy) Cook; sisters: Millie (Don) Dowling, Brenda (Wayne) Wilkins and Charlene (Tim) Speed; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Saturday February 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Don Dowling officiating. Visitation was an hour prior to services. Burial followed at Rosemary Cemetery in Bronson under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.


Mrs. Hope Joan Sartini of Chiefland, Florida passed away November 26, 2015 at her home at the age of 94 years. Born in Providence, Rhode Island she came to Chiefland in 1997 from Rhode Island. Mrs. Sartini was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and her top priority in life was her family. She loved playing scrabble, working crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and sightseeing. She was Catholic by faith.
Mrs. Sartini was predeceased by her husband, Charles Sartini Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah L. (Robert W.) Hague and son, Charles J. (Maryann) Sartini Jr.
Funeral Services will be at a later date in Rhode Island. Funeral arrangements locally were placed with Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.


Delois Marie Shiver of Citrus Springs, Florida passed away at the age of 64 on January 20, 2016 at Hospice in Gainesville after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia and was cared for by relative caregivers.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Joe Shiver, also of Citrus Springs, and her son, Scott Coker of Williston; one grandson and one great-grandson.
Delois requested no funeral services and was cremated by Cremations Only of Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the ET York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. 

February 5, 1944 – January 25, 2016

Mrs. Sandra Nichols Jones of Old Town, Florida passed away at the age of 71 on Monday, January 25, 2016.
Mrs. Jones was born in Winter Haven, Florida on February 5, 1944.  She moved to Old Town from Winter Garden, Florida 25 years ago.  She was a collector of antiques.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ray Jones of Old Town; son, Edward Jones of Old Town; daughters, Pamela Jones of Old Town, Karen Jennings of Birmingham, Alabama and Betty Jones-Waters of Old Town; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A Private family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.



June 6, 1958 – January 27, 2016

Wesley W. McCook of Bell, Florida passed away at the age of 57 at his residence on January 27, 2016.  Wesley was born on June 06, 1958, in Kissimmee, Fla. and had resided in Bell since the 1990s.  He was employed as a truck driver.
Wesley was preceded in death by his father, James T. McCook. 
He is survived by his mother, Virginia E. McCook of Trenton; wife, Peggy Conley McCook of Bell; two daughters, Toshia Cordes of Polk County and Erin Lopez of Texas and two sons, Brent Conley of Polk County and Eric McCook of Texas; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Ann Conley of Polk County; two grandchildren; and special friends, Luis Angel Velasco and Harold Rae Watson.
For online condolences or to sign Wesley’s guest page please go to:
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693; 352/463-8888.


May 6, 1931 – January 28, 2016

Mr. Bobby C. Williams went home to be with the Lord at the age of 84 years on January 28, 2016.
He was born on May 6, 1931 to parents J. L. “Dutch” and Marion C. Williams. He and his wife Jane have lived in Williston since 1962. He was a 1949 Williston High School graduate where he played football and basketball. He served one year in the U.S. Marines and five years in the Reserves. He then served in the Army and went to Korea and Europe until 1954. He worked for the First National Bank in Gainesville for a number of years and completed his banking career at Perkins State Bank in Williston. He was active in Boy Scouts for 25 years, taught youth and adult men’s Sunday School at the First Baptist Church of Williston, and was the Sunday School Director for several years. He served as a Post Commander and Chaplain for the American Legion.
Mr. Williams was predeceased by this son Dutch Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane; daughters, Roxanne (Jim) Minnish, Suzanne (Lee) Chandler, Paula Williams, Ivonne Holvino; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Williston. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m.


Mr. Donald A. Chadwick of Williston, Florida passed away Friday January 29, 2016 at Williston Rehab. And Care Center following a lengthy illness; he was 83 years of age. 
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania he came to Williston in 1972 from Miami, Fla. He was an active member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston for many years. He was a member of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus with a 4th degree. He was a corrections officer for the State of Florida and retired from Lancaster Correctional Institute. He graduated from the Miami Police Department Academy, then worked for the Miami Date Police Department for 11 years during which time he also was an underwater recovery officer for the department. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the US Marines. He was a welder, loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing and his church but his family was always his top priority.
Mr. Chadwick is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Donald A. Jr. (Cindy) Chadwick and Robert T. (Keli) Chadwick; daughters, Cathy Ann Hartley, Sandra Rose (Mark) Steffen and Diana Marie (Daniel) Screws; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday February 2, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston at 11:00 a.m. with Father Joseph McDonnell officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Burial followed at the VA national Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. with Knauff Funeral Home-Williston in charge of the arrangements.