WALTER “BUZZ” TERHUNE
June 4, 1947 – October 1, 2015
Walter “Buzz” Terhune died a hero protecting the children of Inglis and Yankeetown on October 1, 2015. Born June 4, 1947 in New Jersey to a military family Buzz lived in Inglis and was very involved in the community as a member of AMVETS, VFW, The American Legion and a Lifetime Member of the DAV. He was a wounded Vietnam veteran serving three tours of duty and leaving the Army with several Purple Hearts as a Second Lieutenant. He was a fiercely patriotic man with a rich family history of service dating back to the American Revolution. He could be regularly seen at Inglis Town Meetings and involved in Inglis and Yankeetown activities helping others. He loved children, especially his daughter Kendra, veterans, fishing, nature, joking, his family and 30-year life partner, Rose Uzarski. If asked how he was doing Buzz would say, “I’m not in jail, not in the hospital and not in a war zone…I can’t complain.”
There will be a Military Memorial Service honoring Veteran “Buzz” Terhune at the South Levy Park on East Highway 40 on Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 AM.
DOROTHY ALINE WARREN
Mrs. Dorothy Aline Warren of Williston, Florida passed away August 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family, her devoted caregiver Celina Biship and the Nature Coast Hospice personnel; she was 98 years of age. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Dorothy came to Williston in 1944 from Lake City. She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the PeaceMakers Quilting Club in Williston for many years, and she loved to garden and fish.
Mrs. Warren was predeceased by her husband, Hansel Claude Warren Sr.; three sons: Hansel Jr., George and Billy; and three daughters: Johnnye, Dot and Charlene.
She is survived by four sons: Van and wife Lynn, Ira L. and wife Susie, and Larry and wife Laura; two daughters, Sue Adams and Christine (John) Hopping; and many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 29, 2015 at Orange Hill Cemetery-Williston with Chaplin Steve Woodbury officiating. There was a visitation on Friday August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knauff Funeral Home-Williston, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696 (352)528-3481 who was in charge of the arrangements.
TRASIE D. PINSON
Trasie D. Pinson of Chiefland, Florida died at the age of 82 on Monday, September 21, 2015. Mr. Pinson was born in Archer, Fla. and was retired.
Mr. Pinson was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Lee Eddy Pinson and his brother, Lamar F. Pinson.
He is survived by his daughter, Elaine (Randy) Fields; a grandson, Matthew (Kacie) Stanley; and two grandchildren, Byren and Claire.
A memorial will be held on October 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland, 715 W. Park Ave, Chiefland, FL 32626; 352/493-4777.
JAMES KIRVEN GOSS
November 14, 1940 – October 5, 2015
James Kirven Goss of Chiefland, Florida passed away at the age of 74 on October 5, 2015 following a long illness. Mr. Goss was born in Marks, Mississippi on November 14, 1940 and moved to Levy County many years ago. He served his county honorably in the Army Reserve and National Guard. Mr. Goss worked for 32 years as an Office Manager for the Central Florida Electric Cooperative in Chiefland. James was a member of the Concord Baptist Church. He enjoyed Old Blues Music of the 50s and 60s. He also was a member of the Old V8 Ford Club and enjoyed attending the old car shows. Mr. Goss enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. The most enjoyment in his life was his loving family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Goss was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Hines and Ida Mae Goss, and a son, Keith Allan Goss in 2009.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Garrett Goss; his son, James K. Goss Jr. “Bo” of Chiefland; a sister, Jessie Lea Dunlap of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother, Billy Goss of Lyon, Mississippi; his grandchildren: Marie Giles of Fanning Springs, Ashley N. Goss of Old Town and Krystal Goss of Chiefland; his great-grandchildren: Brianna Whidden, Michael Whidden and Kaelyn Giles.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will honor Mr. Goss on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial at Chiefland Cemetery.
Langford-Rogers is honored to serve the Goss Family and condolences can be made at our website www.langfordrogers.com
Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home, 1301 North Young Blvd. Chiefland, Florida; 352/493-0050.
LISA C. LEWANDOWSKI
Lisa C. Lewandowski of Yankeetown, Florida passed away at the age of 40 on Monday, September 28, 2015. She was born in Dearborn, Michigan to Christine Helm Badiukiewicz and Daniel Helm. She was a loving mom to her boys and was very active with them in their sports activities. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
Lisa is survived by her sons, Jerome Joseph Lewandowski, III and Clay Robert Lewandowski ; mother, Christine L. Helm Badiukiewicz; husband, Jerome Joseph Lewandowski, Jr.; father, Dan Helm; brother, Bryan Helm; sisters: Rachael Krienes, Andrea Badiukiewicz, Melissa Rivera and Julia Graham; and grandmother, Alice Franklin.
Memorial service was held Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Inglis, 1001 Highway 40, E. Inglis, FL 34449. Arrangements were entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, 14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34609. 352/796 9661. www.turnerfuneralandcremation.com
Michael “Blind Mike” Walsh of Old Town, Florida passed away on September 29, 2015 of a massive heart attack.
Known throughout the community as Blind Mike the Drummer, Michael loved percussion. His faith was an amazing testimony to everyone who knew him. He was faithful to the Kingdom and attended Pentecostal Holiness Church in Old Town, Community Church of the Nazarene in Trenton, and Turning Point Ministry in Chiefland. Mike had a heart for the Lord and knew the Word of God by memory. He will forever be missed and always remembered.
Mike is survived by his wife Jayne Walsh and daughter, Rachel, both of Old Town and Chrissy, Kelly and Michael Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio.
JESSIE LEE DAVIS
Mr. Jessie Lee Davis passed away at his home in Jena, Florida at the age of 74 on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
Mr. Davis was born in Old Town, Florida to R. L. and Laura Mae Davis. He was a mechanic most of his life. He worked in logging for himself and Ernest Lord for 10 to 15 years and then went to work in 1994 for the Dixie County School System in maintenance until retiring in 2005. After retiring he worked as a journeyman millwright working shutdowns in various locations. He was a member of Jena Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 52½ years, Shirley Davis of Jena; sons, Justin (Elaine) Davis and Rodney Davis, both of Jena; brothers, Edward Davis and Lewis Davis, both of Old Town; sisters, Wanda Welch of Cummings, Georgia and Faye Davis of Old Town; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Jena Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Holden and Rev. Gene Coons officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Jena. A visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday evening, October 4, 2015 between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.
JANICE M. HENDERSON
Janice M. Henderson of Bronson, Florida passed away at the age of 67 on October 4, 2015. Mrs. Henderson was born in Chickasaw, Ala., but had lived in the Bronson area since 2008 after moving here from Inverness. Prior to her retirement Mrs. Henderson managed a convenience store in Inverness.
Mrs. Henderson is survived by her husband of 52 years Clayton Henderson; a son, John Henderson (Jolene) of Leesburg; a daughter, Shannon Henderson of Ocala; a brother, James McKinney of Inverness; a sister, Dorothy Jenkins of Leesburg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a service of remembrance at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696 (352)528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at knaufffuneralhomes.com
K. DUDLEY GRINER
K. Dudley Griner of Tallahassee, Florida peacefully passed away at the age of 86 at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee on October 1, 2015. He was born in Cross City, Fla. to Kerfoot and Mamie Smith Griner.
He finished his high school education at Emory at Oxford at the age of 16. He then attended the Citadel before graduating from the University of Georgia in 1949. Dudley became a partner in Griner Chevrolet with his father but enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1950. He married Hazel Futch Griner of Cross City in 1951 and they lived in Norfolk, Va., during his service in the Navy. Despite many opportunities for advancement in the Navy, he retired as Lt. Commander in 1955 and returned to Cross City to raise his family and to become an active partner in the family automobile dealership. He remained in that position until his father’s death in 1963. Dudley bought his mother’s ownership and his sister’s ownership in 1963, and remained the sole owner until 1981. During that time, Dudley also served as a lobbyist for various clients, including the Van Lennep family and the Florida Softdrink Association, and he and his wife, Hazel, spent much of their time in Tallahassee. They permanently relocated to Tallahassee in 2002, and he continued his work as a lobbyist until his retirement in 2005. Bored with retirement, Dudley volunteered as a spokesperson for the Red Cross and he went back to work part-time at Kraft Nissan. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City.
His interests included reading, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, and especially spending time with his family and friends. An accomplished artist, Dudley loved to draw and paint and share his works with family, friends, and colleagues. His work could be seen anywhere from the state Capitol building to the First Baptist Church and Dixie County Courthouse in Cross City.
Dudley was preceded in death by his parents and by his only sister, Carolyn Griner Holt.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hazel Griner; two daughters, Kay (Rob) Olin of Shell Point, and Kellie (Chris) Kraft of Tallahassee; one son, Ken (Lynetta) Griner of Fanning Springs; five grandchildren: Christopher Kraft, Jr., Chase (Ashley) Kraft, Korey Griner, Katie Kraft, and Cody Kraft; and two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Carter Kraft.
The family received friends on Sunday, October 4th, at Southwood House, 3750 Grove Park Drive, Tallahassee, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.
True to his nature, Dudley suggested that in lieu of flowers at his passing that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Dudley’s memory donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or to any children’s charity.
Rocky Bevis of Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the family with their arrangements.
RAY BEAN, JR.
Otis (Ray) Bean, Jr. of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. and Inglis, Florida went home to be with his Savior, Friday, October 2, 2015 at the age of 53 years. He is finally resting peacefully with Kim and Jared. Can you only imagine that first day in Heaven?
Ray was a native of Chattanooga and had lived in Ringgold for the past 30 years. He was a member of Parkway Baptist for the past 25 years where he had been a leader in the College and Career group. He had been employed with Lectrus Corporation.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years Kim Bean, a son, Jared Bean and godson, Joshua Lee Freeman.
He is survived by his parents, Otis Bean and Mary Bean; sisters: Darlene Windom, Nadene Freeman, Charlene (Micah) Kelley and brother, Bobby Bean; several nieces and nephews: Amanda Dehnke, Heather Todd, Kimber Kelley, Corbin Kelley and Calvin Bean; mother-in-law, Jo Lyle and brother-in-law, Bill Lyle.
Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.
Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM EST at Parkway Baptist with David Sampson and Tony Bennett officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Parkway Baptist Temple, or Ronald McDonald House.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.