Obituaries


LEWIS GLENN DYALS, JR










Lewis Glenn Dyals, Jr., 18, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 as a result of a traffic accident.
Glenn was a senior at Dixie County High School where he was a member of FFA, National Beta Club, FCA, Varsity Football, and Varsity Baseball.  He was also a member of City League Soccer.   He was a member of a hunting club and loved to hunt and fish.  His church membership was at New Prospect Baptist Church.
His love of the Lord gives his Mom and Dad great peace.  Glen was never ashamed to bow his head or reach across dinner tables no matter where he was.
Glenn’s love of family was without question.  He sparred with his sister Courtney but then they could both be found in a bedroom piled up watching a movie.  His love was deep, and he was never ashamed to hug and kiss his mom in public.
His love of hunting was matched only by his dislike of mowing the grass.  His love of the game of football and those he played with transcended his entire life.  He breathed football and soccer.  To him soccer was football without pads and he loved it.
He loved Dixie County and the people in it.  As he prepared to go off to college, he had one question for his mom, “If I go into agriculture like Papa Tom, can I one day run for sheriff too?”  Dixie County lost a great young man and future sheriff.
Babygirl was his dog but he got her on his sister Courtney’s birthday.  As Glenn’s senior year got busier, Courtney claimed Babygirl but if you ask her today, she will say with pride, “that’s my brother’s dog.”
Glenn was a picky kid.  His clothes had to match, his bed had to be made just so, his shoelaces could never touch the ground.  He carried the same pillow through his life and it would never have a pillow case on it.  His feelings about toilet paper were so strict that we called him our toilet paper connoisseur.
Glenn was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Tom P. Chaires, III and paternal grandfather, Sherriff Glenn Dyals.
He is survived by his father, Lewis Glenn (Marilyn) Dyals of Old Town; mother, Kelly Lynn (Leroy) Chaires of Old Town; brothers, Mathew Dyals of Old Town, Brad (Samantha) Sanders of Cross City and Blaine (Connie) Sanders of Old Town; sisters, Courtney Dyals of Old Town and Brandy (Bobby) VanAernam of Cross City; maternal grandparents, Dorothy (Richard) Remington of Chiefland; paternal grandmother, Georgia Lea Dyals of Old Town; maternal great-grandmother, Eva Chaires of Old Town and girlfriend, K. T. Fletcher of Old Town. 
Funeral services will be held at the Dixie County High School Gym on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Dwayne Kight, Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Doug Cobb officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Town Cemetery.  A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the funeral home between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Dixie Education Foundation.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.

 



CLAUDE KIDD JR.
June 13, 1945 – May 14, 2015



Claude Kidd Jr. of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 69 with his family by his side at Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland on May 14, 2015. Mr. Kidd was born on June 13, 1945 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky to Claude and Martha Kidd. Claude moved to Florida in 1970 from Kentucky. He was a carpenter in the Construction Field.
Claude is survived by his wife, June Darlene Kidd of Williston; his children: June Marie Dunn, Claude Ray Kidd and Christopher Michael Kidd, all of Williston; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held to celebrate the life of Claude Kidd Jr. on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Services, 1301 North Young Blvd. Chiefland, Florida;  352/493-0050.



PAUL TIMMOTHY MADDOX
March 16, 1937 – May 18, 2015



Mr. Paul Timmothy Maddox of Chiefland, Florida passed away at the age of 78 on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Mr. Maddox was born in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1937.  He served in the United States Air Force and was a carpenter by trade.  He moved to Chiefland 12 years ago from Davie, Florida.  Mr. Maddox loved hunting, fishing, racing cars and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He attended City on a Hill Apostolic Church.
Mr. Maddox is survived by sons, Larry (Tammy) Maddox of Davie and Kenny (Cindy) Ammbermon of Ft. White, Florida; daughter, Lori Maddox of Old Town; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the City on a Hill Apostolic Church in Cross City with Bro. Ezra Bowen officiating.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.


RUBY LOUISE DUNNAM



​​Mrs. Ruby Louise Dunnam of Old Town, Florida passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Mrs. Dunnam was born in Mississippi.  She moved to Old Town from Lucedale, Mississippi in February of 1960.  She was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed doing embroidery, quilting, any kind of needlework and watching westerns.  She attended McCrabb Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Old Town.
She is survived by sons, Rayborn (Sharon) Dunnam of Fanning Springs and James Dallas (Anna) Dunnam of Bakersville, North Carolina; daughters, Weida (Ron) Peterson of Chino Valley, Arizona and Betty (Henry) McCall of Folkston, Georgia; sister, Sylvia (Cecil) McGahee of Columbus, Mississippi; 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.  She was cared for by her grandson James.
Funeral services will be held at McCrabb Baptist Church on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. E. C. Crews, Rev. Robin Thomas and Rev. David Downing officiating.  Interment will follow at McCrabb Baptist Church Cemetery.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening, May 21, 2015, between the hours of 6 and 8p.m.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.


DAYLE ANN MASKENY
September 27, 1953 – May 10, 2015









Dayle Ann Maskeny was born on September 27, 1953, and died on May 10, 2015.  She was a caring, loving mother and wife who is survived by her husband, Dave and her children: Mike, Jay, Erika, Jackie, and Chris; grandchildren: Krista, Shania, River, Sky Kennadee and great grandchild, Landon; her mother, Barbara Lohfink; sisters: Kim, Merle, and Dru.  She was preceded in death by her father George Lohfink; sister, Lane; son, Luke; and granddaughter Haley.
Dayle lived in Morriston, Florida for the last 20 years where she enjoyed spending time with her family, which of course, included her pets.  She loved the ocean and beach along with her favorite hobby, gardening.  She also thoroughly enjoyed helping people, which made her job as a Certified Nursing Assistant that much more fulfilling.
She will be sorely missed by her family, pets, and patients.
A viewing was held at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston on Saturday, May 16 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at knaufffuneralhomes.com​


 

BERNICE JULIA UNDERHILL LOVETRO
February 25, 1925 – May 11, 2015



Bernice Julia Underhill LoVetro, of Williston, Florida went home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2015 in Gainesville at the age of 90 years.
Bernice was born February 25, 1925 in East Rochester New York. Her parents were the late Howard Lloyd Underhill and the late Beatrice Alberta (Underhill) Schaefer. Mrs. Bernice moved from Rochester to Williston in 1972 and worked as a store manager and clerk until she retired. She enjoyed being with her family, playing bingo and was an avid reader. Bernice attended the Williston Church of God.
Bernice was preceded in death by her infant son, Joseph LoVetro; her twin sister, Betty Underhill who preceded her in death at one year of age; and her husband. Peter J. LoVetro.
She is survived by one brother, David (Melba) Underhill  of Virginia; three sons: Lloyd (Darlene) Schaefer of South Carolina, Allen (Mary Lou) LoVetro of Dunnellon and Stan LoVetro of Williston; two daughters, Gale (Dan) Gascon and Alberta (Scott) Lippmann; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Williston Church of God on Monday May 18 at 11:00 a.m In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Williston Church of God Building Fund. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at knaufffuneralhomes.com​