ROBERT E. SANFORD
August 12, 1924 – July 5, 2015








Robert E. (Bob) Sanford Sr. of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 90 on July 5, 2015 in St Petersburg where he resided with his daughter Joan.
Born August 12, 1924 in Champaign, Illinois Bob served in World War II in the Navy Air Corps.  His career encompassed 15 years with Morrison’s Cafeterias, including positions with both Florida State University and University of Florida Food Services, ownership of Jimmy’s Buttermilk Chicken in Williston as well as 10 years of service to the City of DeLand, Fla. where he had many friends.  He was a past member of the Florida Restaurant Association, active member of the Masonic Lodge of Williston, and past member of the Laughter Society in DeLand. He retained his quick, witty sense of humor to his last days.  An enthusiast for cooking, eating, napping, reading, politics, computers, baseball and the Florida State Seminoles, above all he was most fond of his family, and will be missed by many loved ones.
Bob was preceded in death in 2012 by his loving wife of 68 years, Rebecca Ann (Becky) McDougald Sanford.
He is survived by his children: Sharon (Jerry) Samon, Susan Lee, Bob Sanford Jr., Sarah Joan Champaign (Greg Read), as well as his six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, all of whom knew him as "Bumpy".
Graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be mailed to the Braille and Talking Book Library, 421 Platt Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, or the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum at 910 Biscayne Blvd., DeLand, FL  32724, (www.delandnavalairmuseum.org).



MOO RYON HARRIS


Moo Ryon “Sandy” Harris of Chiefland, Florida passed away at the age of 75 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Tri-County Hospice Care Center.
She was born in Kyongnam-Do, South Korea, moved to the USA in 1963, then to Chiefland in 1978. She loved to tell stories about being an Army wife and the places they were stationed.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kenneth Harris.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Clark of Trenton, Fla; sons: Henry R. (Andrea) Harris of New Port Ritchey, Gene (Judy) Harris of Ocala and Neil Harris of Chiefland; brother, Yeong Sang Chung of South Korea; grandchildren: Lance Clark, Julian Heppner and Carlina Ruiz; great-grandchildren, Conner and Carly Clark.
Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland, 715 W. Park Ave., Chiefland, FL is in charge of the arrangements; 352/493-4777.



ROSALIND PAULINE SWART


Rosalind Pauline Swart of Old Town, Florida passed away at the age of 66 on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Mrs. Swart moved to Old Town in 1981 from Brooksville, Florida.  She was a homemaker and a mother who enjoyed gardening and riding motorcycles.  She was a member of the Praise Team at the Pentecostal Praise and Worship Center in Old Town.
Mrs. Swart is survived by her husband of 15 years, Anthony Wattenbarger of Old Town; sons, Mike (Catherine) Lewis of Chiefland and Richard Wattenbarger of Cross City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Pentecostal Praise and Worship Center in Old Town on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.

 


BETTY C. CALHOUN


Betty C. Calhoun passed away at the age of 77 on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland. Ms. Calhoun was of the Pentecostal faith, loved her church and lived a Christian life. She sold Avon cosmetics, worked for the Humane Society for several years and was a Home Health Aide. She loved animals and spending time with her grandchildren.
Ms. Calhoun is survived by Robert (Becky) Donet; two daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Riley and Debra Miranda; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service was held Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston with Pastor Jim Waldron officiating. Visitation was Sunday July 19, 2015 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Burial followed the service in Hawthorne Cemetery in Hawthorne, Florida.
Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston, 512 E. Noble Avenue, Williston, FL 32696; 352/528-3481.


 

NICHOLAS MICHAEL WATERS



Nicholas Michael Waters of Morriston, Florida passed away at the age of 41 on July 17, 2015 at Regional General Hospital in Williston. Mr. Waters was disabled but had formerly worked in construction as a roofer. He came to Morriston 22 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church near Dunnellon. He loved swimming, the outdoors and was a member of the Dunnellon Bowling League.
Mr. Waters leaves behind one brother, Shawn (Marilyn) Waters and one sister, Shannon Wilson and her companion Troy.
Knauff Funeral Home was placed in charge of the arrangements.


 

OTIS MONROE HURST
April 3, 1936 – July 19, 2015



Mr. Otis Monroe Hurst of Steinhatchee, Florida passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Mr. Otis was born in Moultrie, Georgia on April 3, 1936.  He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and played baseball and basketball in high school and college.  He was a farmer from birth to the present in Georgia where he raised or grew livestock, tobacco, peanuts, chickens and produce.  He moved to Steinhatchee 30 plus years ago from Hartsfield, Georgia but retained dual residencies.  He built and opened Casey’s Cove in Steinhatchee in 2003.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, 50’s music and watching baseball.  He was a member of the Hartsfield Baptist Church in Hartsfield, Georgia.
Mr. Otis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie Nell Hurst; daughters, Sandy (Whit) Daniel of Jena, Fla. and Lorie (Kevin) Harris of North Port, Fla.; grandchildren: Nikki (Jordan) Richards, Kelli (Rich) Welser and Jamie Daniel and great-granddaughter, Brynlee.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:00p.m. at the Jena Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Sullivan, Rev. Terry Webb, Rev. Aaron Turner and Rev. Gene Coon officiating.  Interment will follow at Waters Memorial Cemetery.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening, July 24, 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.


Obituaries


JACK A. ARRINGTON
October 27, 1943 – July 8, 2015








Mr. Jack A. Arrington was called home to Glory at the age of 71 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, one week after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Jack passed peacefully, at Haven Hospice in Chiefland with his wife, Kathy, and son, Tim, at his side.
Jack was born in Ashland, Kentucky on October 27, 1943 to Arnold and Geneva Arrington, who have preceded him death.  Jack moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. when he was 11 and he and his wife moved full -time to their retreat home on the Suwannee River in 2010 after spending 10 beautiful years enjoying weekends there with family and friends.
Jack married his Junior High School sweetheart, Kathy Denning, in 1964. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in April.  Last year on their Golden Anniversary they renewed their wedding vows in a joyous celebration of love and life.  Together they were blessed to raise two sons, Timothy Arrington, who resides in Canton, Ga. and Kenneth Arrington, who preceded his father to heaven at the age of 20.
Jack is survived by his wife Kathy; son, Timothy, daughter-in-law Christy; grandchildren: Casey, Corey and Cydney Arrington.  He is also survived by his sisters, Bonnie Hunt and Darlene Howland and many well-loved nieces and nephews and cousins.
Jack was a very successful entrepreneur in St. Petersburg. He and his wife started and ran over 14 businesses specializing in service and real estate enterprises. He founded Arrington Grounds Maintenance, a company that is still operating, over 40 years ago.  At the time of his passing, Jack was just completing his first book, Without A Dime.  The book is a humorous true life account of his life, his love and his business principles. He was dedicated to helping other businessman become successful in every area of their life. As a personal business mentor and coach he took great joy in helping others become the best they could be.  On his last night at home, his wife promised that she would get that book across the finish line for him. With God being her helper, his legacy will live on to help others.
Jack and his wife accepted the Lord together, in each other’s arms in 1974. Jack has joyously lived out his faith daily since then. He served on the Boards of Florida Beacon College, St. Petersburg Christian School and Suncoast Cathedral. He was also a committed supporter of New Life Solutions.
Jack Arrington’s life will be celebrated at a Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Greenhouse Church, 2925 NW 39th Avenue, in Gainesville, FL  32605. The family will greet guests one hour prior to the service. Pastor Mike Patz will officiate.
Friends and family that wish to participate in helping to achieve Jack’s goal of publishing his book are invited to make a contribution to the Publishing Fund in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made payable to Good Guys, LLC and mailed to 2239 NW 82 Terrace, Bell, FL 32619. Funds will be used solely to bless others with this legacy of mentoring.
Arrangements are under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chiefland, FL 32626; 352/493-4777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufffuneralhomes.com