RONNIE JOE MILLS
Ronnie Joe Mills of Old Town, Florida passed away at the age of 36 on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
Mr. Mills, a lifelong resident of Dixie County, was a cook in various restaurants but last worked at Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee, Fla. He had also worked shut downs at one time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Cross City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mr. Mills is survived by his mother, Joyce A. Williams of Old Town; father, Ronnie (Big Boy) Mills of Old Town; brother, Billy Joe Dixon of Leesburg, Virginia and sisters, Katheryn Mills of Old Town and Kellie Foster of Old Town.
Funeral services will be held at the Cross City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Robert Salas and Elder Berg officiating. Interment will follow at Cross City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.
ROBERT L. LEONARD
Mr. Robert L. Leonard of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 86 on Thursday April 21, 2016 at his home. Born at Wadsworth, Ohio he came to Williston from Raleigh, North Carolina. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Dadeville, Alabama and was an elder in the church. Mr. Leonard was a customer engineer for IBM before his retirement. He proudly served his country for four years in the US Air Force. He traveled about the world in a container ship. He and his wife lived and traveled in a motor home for 8 years. He loved woodworking and with the help of his wife they built their home and most of the furniture in it.
Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife, Carrie; son, Thomas L. Leonard; daughter, Carrie J. (Gregor) Spinney; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services with Military Honors were held Monday April 25, 2016 at Knauff Funeral Home Chapel-Williston at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplin Steve Woodbury officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Veterans Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida with Knauff Funeral Home-Williston in charge of arrangements.
LISA ELLISON SMITH
March 3, 1965 – April 19, 2016
Lisa Ellison Smith of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 51 on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 due to medical complications.
Lisa was born on March 3, 1965 in Perry, Florida to Ed and Gainell Ellison. Lisa was of the Pentecostal Faith and was an active member of City on a Hill Church in Cross City. She was an active member of the Florida Peace Officers Association and loved to shoot Bullseye Pistol Competition earning the classification of Distinguished Master.
Lisa is survived by her husband of 30 years, Larry Smith of Cross City; parents, Ed and Gainell Ellison of Horseshoe Beach, Fla.; siblings, Gwen Kight (Dale) of Steinhatchee, Anthony Ellison (Darlene) of Cross City, Dan Ellison (Grace) of Horseshoe Beach, Krystal Owens (Bobby) of Cross City, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City, Fla. with Bro. Zach Wells, Bro. John Sherrill and Bro. Ezra Bowen officiating. Interment followed at Butler Cemetery, Horseshoe Beach, Florida. A visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday evening, April 21, 2016 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City Chapel, 352/498-5400.
MARJORIE JULIA MIXSON WHITEHURST
Graveside Services for Marjorie Julia Mixson Whitehurst of Williston, Florida will be conducted on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wacahoota Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Whitehurst passed away on March 17, 2016 in Georgia and her obit was published on March 24, 2016 in the Levy County Journal.
CONSTANCE M. COHOON
Mrs. Constance M. Cohoon, a 32-year resident of Bronson, Florida, passed away at the age of 57 on April 17, 2016 at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. She was born at Bay Village, Ohio. Mrs. Cohoon was a member of Bronson Community Church and for 25 years worked as a secretary at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville. She loved shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Cohoon is survived by her two sons, Jeff (Sara) Winter and Richard E. Cohoon Jr.; one step daughter, Christine Cohoon; brother, Johnny (Pam) Elwood; two sisters, Maryann (Ron) Ray and Cathy (Dea) DeWitt; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be at a later date. Knauff Funeral Home-Williston is in charge of local arrangements.
HOWARD E. SHOUSE
Mr. Howard E. Shouse of Fruitland Park, Florida and formerly a resident of Bronson for 21 years passed away April 18, 2016 at the age of 90. Born at Macon, Georgia he was a printer for a printing company and following retirement he enjoyed gardening, fishing, humting and spending time with his family.
Mr. Shouse is survived by three sons: Lenny (Alma) Shouse, Jim (Cindy) Shouse and William (Barbara) Shouse; six daughters: Jean Carol Harley, Lucille Parker, Diane Moody, Vicky (Ronnie) Smith, Mary Susie Myers and Pattie Union; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Knauff Funeral Home-Williston was in charge of the arrangements.
HELEN LOUISE MacCONNELL BOYER
Helen Louise MacConnell Boyer of Bronson, Florida passed away at the age of 97 on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Terrace Health and Rehabilitation in Gainesville with final comfort from Haven Hospice.
Helen was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and lived in Hershey, Pa. until she moved to Bronson in 2008. She married Earl in 1942 beginning her 30-year career as a USAF military wife. Her travels included 6 ½ years as a goodwill ambassador in Japan and 4 more in England. Helen and Earl fell in love with Levy County in 1984. They would stay with their son for months every year for 10 years when his father fell ill.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Earl and her daughter, Earlene.
She is survived by her son John (Sharon) Boyer of Bronson; two grandsons, Timothy Shaeffer of Camp Hill, Pa. and Michael Schaeffer of Williamston, Mass.; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her extended family in Williston.
Helen will be cremated and be joined with her husband at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.