Obituaries


KEITH E. KOCHER



Keith E. Kocher of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 69 on Monday, March 16, 2015. Mr. Kocher was born in Chicago, Illinois but had lived in the Williston area since 1996 after moving here from Des Plaines, Illinois. Mr. Kocher was the Vice President of Levy County Crime Stoppers, attended the First United Methodist Church of Williston, and will always be remembered as the best husband ever.
Mr. Kocher is survived by his wife of 20 years Raney Kocher; a son, Anthony Pauselli of Des Plaines, Illnois; his daughters: Yvonne Palmer (Robert) and Michele Neri, both of McHenry, IL, and Rene Neri of Boynton Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held for Mr. Kocher at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church of Williston with Pastor Will Clark officiating. The family requested memorial donations to be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. 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



ADDISON GUY HARDEE JR.
April 7, 1938 – March 16, 2015



Guy Hardee died peacefully with his family surrounding him on March16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Addison Guy Hardee, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Annie Pipkin Hardee; his wife of 53 years, Fé Collar Hardee; three children: Nathan Guy Hardee (Sandra White), Laura Hardee Dorough (James Dorough) and Alice Hardee Bailey (Christopher Bailey); and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Hardee was born April 7, 1938, in Mulberry, Florida. After graduating from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, he served in the Coast Guard. From there, he attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors and earned both his master's and doctorate degrees. Dr. Hardee was a member of the mechanical engineering faculty at Colorado State University and a research engineer at Bell Laboratories in Norcross, Georgia. He holds two patents for optical transmission media. A major passion in Guy's life was designing, constructing and flying model airplanes. Guy was a talented water color artist and also enjoyed reading, canoeing, folk singing and playing the guitar. He was a member of the Dunwoody United Methodist Church for 43 years. The family requested that donations be made to Our Santa Fe River, Inc., to protect the aquifer, springs and rivers of North Florida, where he enjoyed spending time with his family.
A celebration of his life was held at High Springs United Methodist Church on Friday, March 20, at 3:00 p.m., with visitation from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chiefland, FL 32626 (352)493-4777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufffuneralhomes.com​






FREDRIC J. HEINRICH
April 18, 1938 – March 22, 2015









Fredric J. Heinrich was born on April 18, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY to Frank Heinrich and Catherine Russotto Heinrich. He died March 22, 2015, at his home in Chiefland, Florida.
As a young man, he joined the United States Army and was a paratrooper in the 1001st Airborne. Upon finishing his time with the military, he had successful careers in both insurance and retail apparel sales.
In recent years, Fred served as Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter 63. He derived much pleasure from serving his community and those who served.
Mr. Heinrich was preceded in death by both of his parents, his sister and two of his children.
He is survived by his loving wife Josephine, six children, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland, Fla. on March 24, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., with a memorial service immediately after at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery on March 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9th Ave., Chiefland.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland, FL 32626; 352/493-0050 is honored to serve the Heinrich family.  Condolences may be offered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com​



JO ANN GREATHOUSE



Ms. Jo Ann Greathouse of Steinhatchee, Florida passed away at the age of 77 on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Ms. Greathouse moved to Steinhatchee in 1997 from Lawrenceville, Georgia.  She worked in a General Motors Assembly Plant for 20 years and enjoyed working on puzzles but gardening was her passion.  She was a member of PAWS and attended First United Methodist Church of Jena.
She is survived by her spouse, William Charles Costello of Steinhatchee; son, Vincent Bowie Woodville, Fla.; daughters, Patricia Bowie of Woodville, Fla. and Ashley Costello; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.





HILBERT LORD
December 7, 1928 – March 17, 2015



Mr. Hilbert Lord of Trenton, Florida, passed away at the age of 86 on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
Mr. Lord was born in Gilchrist County on December 7, 1928.  He was a Civil Engineer retiring in 1984 from the Florida Department of Transportation after 30 years of service.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  He was very creative and spent many hours woodworking.
Mr. Lord was preceded in death by son, Mike Lord; grandson, Ricky Lord; parents, Aaron and Alice Polk and John H. and Nora Mikell Lord; and brothers, E. J Lord and Randall Lord.
He is survived by his son, Rick (Lisa) Lord of Trenton; daughter, Rhonda Lord of Trenton; six grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Douglas and Hazel Thomas, both of Trenton; and close personal running buddy, Brandon Pridgeon.  A graveside service was held at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00a.m. with Rev. James Jackson officiating.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.


 

MARY TRUDELL



Mrs. Mary Trudell of Trenton, Florida passed away at the age of 96 on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
Mrs. Trudell moved to Trenton from Gulfport, Florida in the early ‘90s.  She worked as a cafeteria worker at Gulfport Elementary School but was first and foremost a homemaker and a mother.  She would assist people in need in their homes whenever she had a chance.  She enjoyed fishing and scalloping with her family, rolling money and working crossword puzzles.  Mrs. Trudell was a Christian.
Mrs. Trudell was preceded in death by her husband Orville G. Trudell and sons, Orville G. Trudell, Jr. and Robert Edward Trudell.
She is survived by her sons: Arthur (Marie)Trudell of Brooksville, Fla., Larry (Patty) Trudell of Shreveport, Louisiana and John (Sue) Trudell of Tennessee; daughter-in-law, Diana Trudell of Bell and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:00p.m. with Rev. Leo Fogler officiating.  A visitation was held one hour prior to the service.  Interment was held at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, March 23, 2015. 
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.

 


 

LOGAN DOUGLAS HICKS



Mr. Logan Douglas Hicks of Jena, Florida passed away at the age of 23 on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Logan was a student at St. Leo University studying Computer Information Systems and worked with the Dixie County Public Library.  He enjoyed reading books and working with computers.  He attended Jena First Baptist Church.
Logan was preceded in death by sister, LuAnn Hicks; maternal grandfather, Bill Jess Futch; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Mary Hicks and uncle, Dennis Allen.
He is survived by his parents, Leon and Linda Hicks of Jena; brother, Lucas (Monica) Hicks of Tampa; sister, Trinda (Robert) Reid of Chiefland; maternal grandmother, Mamie Lou Futch of Jena; nephew, Tommy Slaughter; nieces: Lauren (Blake) Hacht, Hailey Hacht and Madilyn Hacht; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Jena First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Corbin and Rev. Gene Coons officiating.  Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery.  A visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, March 17, 2015 between the hours of 6 and 8 .pm.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.