Obituaries

ANDREA H. VIA


Andrea H.Via of Williston, Florida passed away April 11, 2014 at her home; she was 58. Born in Miami she came to Williston 11 years ago from St. Petersburg. Andrea was employed in retail sales and was a store manager for several years. She loved animals and enjoyed reading.

Andrea is survived by her mother, Marion Newton; her father, Andrew H. Heermance; four sisters: Geneva Goehl, Teresa Fikaris, Sally Guando and Jane Gollis; and three brothers: Lawrence Meuse, Terry Porter and Ron Crews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston with Rev. James Asbury officiating. Visitation will be at the Chapel one hour prior to service.  Burial will follow at a later date.  



LEE BALLARD


Mr. Lee Ballard, of Gainesville, Florida and formerly of Cross City, passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Mr. Ballard graduated from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and then enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1951.  He served in Alaska from 1953-55.  He worked as a Manager for Loss Prevention for the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan retiring in 1990 after 27 years of service. He was a long time member and Past Executive Director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) and a Shriner.  He enjoyed scuba diving all over the world and was a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.  He was an avid traveler, having covered all of the 50 states and Canadian provinces.  He and his grandson Geoff enjoyed touring many of the national parks together.  Mr. Ballard was a member of the Westside Baptist Church where he was a deacon and senior adult Sunday school teacher. Mr. Ballard was preceded in death by his first wife, of 42 years, Pat Ballard; daughter, Diana Brown; and great-granddaughter, Keeley Thomas.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ann Ballard of Gainesville; daughter, Dawn Ballard; step-daughter, Brenda (Chris) Hartwell of Gainesville; grandson, Geoffrey M. (Laura) Brown; step-grandson, Copelan Hartwell; granddaughter, Krissy Ashbaugh; and great-grandsons, Joey Brown and Brett Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Westside Baptist Church, Gainesville with Minister of Youth and Families, Asa Walker and Dr. Fritz Fountain officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Home or The Westside Baptist Church Building Fund in Gainesville, Florida.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.






BROOKE FELTY KOSCHATZKY

November 11, 1977 – April 9, 2014

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RILEY KOSCHATZKY

April 13, 2006 – April 10, 2014


  Brooke Felty  Koschatzky, 36, died April 9th and her 7 year old daughter Riley Koschatzky, died April 10th, both from injuries sustained in a car accident. 

Brooke was born in Gainesville on November 11, 1977. She is survived by her husband, Richard ‘Richie’ Koschatzky and her daughter, Myah Koschatzky, both of Cross City; parents, Steve and Patricia (Spencer) Felty of Old Town; brother, Kyle Spencer Felty of North Palm Beach; mother and father-in-law, Karl and Dianne Koschatzky of Cross City; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Kelly Koschatzky of Chiefland, brother and sister-in-law, Kristen and Matt Herring of Cross City; cousins, Charlene and Joel Bechtold of Old Town; Aunt Karen and Clark Knight of Key West, Uncle Dave Felty of Houston, Texas, Aunt Kay and Andy Bowers of Okeechobee, Uncle Herbie and Suzanne Raker of Cross City, Aunt Penny Robson of Cross City, Aunt Judy Hatcher of Cross City; cousins Nathanel Spencer of Clearwater and Danielle Spencer of Clearwater; nieces and nephews and many more cousins and family members.

Riley was born in Clearwater, Florida on April 13, 2006.  She was in the second grade at Anderson Elementary.   She is survived by her Daddy, Richard ‘Richie’ Koschatzky and little sister, Myah Koschatzky, both of Cross City; Papa and Nana, Steve and Patricia (Spencer) Felty of Old Town; Gramps and Grammi, Karl and Dianne Koschatzky of Cross City; aunt and uncle, Kristen and Matt Herring of Cross City; Uncle Kyle Spencer Felty of North Palm Beach, uncle and aunt, Jeffrey and Kelly Koschatzky of Chiefland; cousins, Charlene and Joel Bechtold of Old Town, Aunt Karen and Clark Knight of Key West, Uncle Dave Felty of Houston, Texas, Aunt Kay and Andy Bowers of Okeechobee, Uncle Herbie and Suzanne Raker of Cross City, Aunt Penny Robson of Cross City, Aunt Judy Hatcher of Cross City, cousin, Nathanel Spencer of Clearwater, cousin, Danielle Spencer of Clearwater; many other family members.

Brooke joins her daughter and Riley joins her little sister, Spencer Grace Koschatzky who died August 15, 2012.

Funeral services for both were held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cross City with Pastors Jarrett Thomas and Mike Brown officiating.  Burial followed the service at Long Pond Cemetery in Cross City.

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland, FL 32626, 352/493-0050 is honored to serve the Koschatzky & Felty families.  Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com



 



ROY GLENN O’NEAL


Roy Glenn O’Neal of Morriston passed away on April 6, 2014 at his home due to an extended illness; he was 65. Born in Miami, West Virginia, he came to Morriston 10 years ago from Palatka. He was a sales representative and of the Baptist Faith. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Mr. O’Neal is survived by his mother, Maxine O’Neal; his wife, Kathy O’Neal; and two daughters, Kassandra O’Neal and Michelle West.

Graveside services with full military honors were held on Tuesday April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with the US Military officiating.  Burial will follow in the National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knauff Funeral Homes-Williston & Chiefland. Family-owned and operated since 1949.  Knauff Funeral Home “When  you need a friend.”  



CRAIG REID


Craig Reid  of Bronson passed away at the age of 71 on April 7, 2014 at his residence.  Mr. Reid was born to Harry and Laverne Reid in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Craig proudly served his country in the United State Navy.  He was retired from Gainesville Regional Utilities.  He relocated to the local area in 1977 from Ohio.  Craig enjoyed fishing, boating and working on cars.

Craig leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Gloria Reid; son, Troy David Reid of Alabama; daughter, Patricia L. Cox of Ocala; brother, H. David Reid of Ohio; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland, Florida. For further information please call 352/493-4777.



LLOYD LEE LANDRUM


Lloyd Lee Landrum of Old Town passed away at the age of 64 on April 9, 2014 at his residence.  Lloyd was born to Wayne and Marthetta Landrum in Huntington, Indiana.  He has resided in the local area since 2007.  Lloyd enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and football but most of all visiting with his family.

Mr. Landrum was preceded in death by his wife in October 2013.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Lloyd Lee Jr of Missouri; daughter, Dawn Landrum of Tampa; sisters, Yolanda Landrum of Old Town and Sue Paterson of Nevada; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home Chiefland, FL. For further information please call 352/493-4777.