BETTY ANN WOODYARD
Betty Ann Woodyard of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 70 on November 13, 2015. Mrs. Woodyard was born in Paris, Tennessee but had lived in the Williston area for 15 years after moving here from Jacksonville, Fla. She enjoyed collecting and making ceramics and embroidery, and loved motorcycles. Mrs. Woodyard was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Woodyard is survived by her husband of 43 years Dale Woodyard; a son, Michael Dorman and a daughter Joanne Gregory (Robert); a sister, Pauline McCaig; and five grandchildren.
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
RICHARD LOY SEARS
March 15, 1966 – November 14, 2015
Mr. Richard Loy Sears of
Old Town, Florida passed
away at the age of 49 on
Saturday, November 14,
Mr. Sears, a lifelong
resident of Dixie County,
was born on March 15,
1966 to R. L. and Lonie Mae Sears. He was a millwright working in various mills and, for a number of years, had a fencing company. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Sears is survived by his wife of 16 years, Christina Sears of Old Town; sons: Richard Sears, Jr., Garrick Sears, Michael Sears and Cory Sears, all of Old Town; daughters: Starlet Sears, Megan Sears and Courtney Sears, all of Old Town; mother, Lonie Mae Sears of Old Town; and sisters, Wanda Sheffield of Chiefland, Kathey Bond of Cross City and Nancy Sears Neeley of Cross City.
Funeral services will be held at New Prospect Baptist Church on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2:00p.m. with Rev. Jason Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Old McCrabb Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening, November 19, 2015 between the hours of 6 and 8p.m.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 32628.
KAREN CHRISTINE (KING) LEWIS
September 3, 1941 – October 8, 2015
Karen Christine (King) Lewis of Trenton, Florida went home to be with our Lord at the age of 74 on October 8, 2015 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her family and spent her last days sharing memories, listening to music, singing, praying, watching the birds outside her window and loving on her children and husband.
Karen was born on September 3, 1941 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Helen (Aalto) King and James Duncan King. She graduated from the Melrose Wakefield School of Nursing in 1961 and received the Trustees Award for Academic Excellence in 1960.
On December 22, 1962 Karen and Dexter Corson Lewis, Jr. were united in marriage in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. They were blessed with three children and made their home in Melrose, Mass. Karen worked in all areas of nursing during her career including hospitals, nursing homes, private practice, as well as for United Blood Services. God blessed her with a servant’s heart. The family moved to Farmington, New Mexico in 1979 and in 1989 Karen retired after 36 years.
Karen played the organ at Saint John’s Episcopal Church and at Saint Jude’s Anglican Catholic Church in Farmington, New Mexico. She also led the choir there. In 2005 Karen and Dexter retired and moved to Trenton where she was the music minister at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cross City. She belonged to the American Guild of Organists and was a founding member of the Four Corners Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She was an avid seamstress, making alter coverings, vestments and church banners. She sewed wedding dresses, curtains, as well as her children’s and grandchildren’s baptismal gowns. She loved to read, enjoyed interior decorating, crafts and gardening. Her joy was bird watching. Karen was most proud of her children.
Karen was preceded in death by Helen Aalto King, James Duncan King, and Anne Elizabeth (King) Eller.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dexter Lewis; three children: Kristina Lefever (Randy) of Farmington, New Mexico, David Lewis (Amanda) of Wentzville, Missouri and Andrew Lewis (Anita) of Arlington, Arizona; nine grandchildren: Savannah, Sasha, Nathan, Zachary, Emily, Jordan, Kyle, Isabella and Charlotte; and great-grandchildren: Molly, Vivian and Carmen.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the family plot in Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Langford-Rogers Funeral Home, Chiefland, Florida, 352/493-0050.