Obituaries of Gadsden County Residents, their Descendants,
and some of their Ancestors from the years 2000 and since.

The notes in parentheses after the obituary provided by Angela Cassidy are either from the book "Seven Eastern
Gadsden County Cemeteries with Genealogical Information" by Barbara Boynton, 1999, from interviews with many
of these people's descendents, or my own research.

Last updated January 1, 2011

Faircloth, Agnes Lee

Age: 81
Died: December 18, 2007
Burial: Sycamore Cemetery
Survivors: sons, James E. "Jim" Beasley Jr. of Sycamore, Roger Paul (wife Rita) Beasley of Wewahitchka, Fla., and Gilbert (wife Pam) Faircloth of Wewahitchka, Fla.; a half brother, Floyd Cook of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Debbie Williams, Brian Beasley, Paul Beasley, Donna Ellis, Felecia Blitch, Joe Faircloth, Julie Wester, Debbie Childress, Tim Davis and William Davis; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Felix Faircloth of Greensboro and Henry "Bubba" Faircloth of Sneads; and a special friend and caregiver, Laura Avirett of Chattahoochee
Preceded in death by: husband, W. G. "Willie" Faircloth, and daughters, Pat Beasley and Barbara Howell
[Source: Tallahassee Democrat dated December 20, 2007]

Faircloth, Glen R.

Glen R. Faircloth, 57, of the Sandridge Community, died July 18, 2006 at home. He retired after 31 years with UPS. Services were July 21 at Flat Creek Baptist Church, and burial, with full military honors from the U.S. Army, was at Flat Creek Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Paricia (Patty) Rose Faircloth; his daughters, Candy Smith of Tallahassee and Mary Sue Shinall Libby of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Wesley Glen Fiarcloth of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; his brothers, James W. Faircloth and Ronnie Faircloth both of Sandridge; his sisters, Laurette Faircloth Green of Tallahassee, Wanda Faircloth Payne of Milton and Betty Jo Faircloth Jaillett of Decatur, Ala. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Jessie B. and Henrietta Chance Faircloth, and two brothers, Amos and Benjamin Faircloth.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, July 27, 2006]

Faison, Eva Walker

Eva Walker Faison, 92 of Gretna, died January 10, 2007 at RiverChase Care Center in Quincy. She was a native of Decatur County, GA, moved to Florida over 50 years ago, was a resident of Quincy, where she was a member of St. Joseph Missionary Baptist. Later, moving to Gretna, she joined St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church and remained a dedicated member until her death. She was a farm laborer, enjoyed the fellowship of the Gretna and Quincy Senior Citizens Centers, and was in regular attendance until her health failed. She was joined in holy matrimony to Jager Faison and they were ååblessed with seven children. Funeral services were January 13 at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. She is survived by her children, Grace Fields of Tallahassee, Marion Faison (Tease) and Evelyn Rollins (Tommy) of Gretna, and Bobbie Morgan (Clarence) of Quincy; 18 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and three sons.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 18, 2007]

Farlin, Damion Demetrius

Damion Demetrius Farlin, 28, of Quincy, died March 7, 2009 in Quincy. Services will be held at 1 p.m. March 14 at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Quincy, with burial following at the Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. Survivors include a son, Ryan; daughters, DeAsia and Damiahnna; mother, Rhonda Knox; father, Curtis Farlin (Melissa); grandmother, Earlene Hollis; sisters, Epetonya, Jacqueline, Stephanie and Shana; and brothers, Roderick, Jermaine, Marcus and Kimana.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 18, 2009]

Farlin, Eddie Lee

Eddie Lee Farlin, Sr., 55, of Quincy, died on April 22, 2007, in Tallahassee. Services April 28,2007 at Mt. Olive Freewill, with U.B.C. Burial at Sunnyvale in Quincy. Eddie Lee Farlin was born on November 10,1951 in Quincy to Curtis Lee Farlin, Sr. and Leila Akins Farlin. He graduated from James A. Shanks High School in May of 1971. He was a member of the United States Air Force from October 27,1971 thru January 26,1976. He is survived by 3 daughters, Keshia Farlin (Louis) of Pensacola; Cherie Wiggins (William) and Sharika Farlin both of Quincy; 3 sons, Eddie Lee Farlin, Jr. of Quincy, Eric Bryant of Fort Hood, Texas, and Zahn Farlin of Tallahassee, FL; his mother, Leila A. Farlin of Chatahoochie, Fl; 4 brothers, Curtis Lee Farlin (Debra), Anthony Farlin (Tammy), Steve McGriff all of Quincy, and John Farlin (Angie) of Orlando, FL; and 13 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Curtis Lee Farlin, Sr. and his sister Gwendolyn Farlin Green.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, April 26, 2007]

Farlin, Mary Dean

Mary Dean Farlin, 65, of Quincy, died April 26, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale. Services were held May 3 at St. Mark MB Church, with burial following in the Charitable Pallbearers Cemetery (Old St. Mark) in Quincy. She is survived by her sisters, Mildred McNeal of Quincy, Christine Davis, Osceola Robinson and Linda Gurly, all of Tallahassee, Eloise Williams of Jacksonville and Nellie Reed of Quincy; brothers, Eric Nealy and Anthony Nealy, both of Tallahassee; and devoted friends, Neacy Graham and Yvonne Tunnage, both of Ft. Lauderdale.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, May 4, 2010]

Faulker, Mary Bryte Leonard

Mary Bryte Leonard Faulkner, 79, of Kingwood, TX, died March 2, in Kingwood TX. A native of Morvin, N.C., she worked in Civil Service in Washington D.C. during WWII. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Humble, TX, she sang in two Choral Groups in Humble area, Bells & Bows and Tri-Notes. Graveside service were March 7, at Hillcrest Cemetery. Survivors include daughters: Judith Annette Faulkner of La Mesa, CA, Leslie Mary Faulkner Grosse of San Diego, CA, Bette Joyce Faulkner Fleming, of Alascocita, TX; brothers: William F. Leonard, Charles G. Leonard both of Havana, Jack Delane Leonard of Jacksonville; 3 grandchildren
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 8, 2001]

Ferrell, Emmett Moran

Emmett Moran Ferrell, 91, made his final run on April 20, 2009. Born in 1918 in Midway, Florida to Jay Pink and Alabama Wilson Ferrell, Emmett enjoyed a wonderful childhood exploring the wild woods, creeks and rivers of Gadsden County. He worked on his family’s farm and mercantile store and attended Gadsden County High School and the University of Florida. Emmett followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and spent many years working for Atlantic Coastline and Seaboard Coastline Railroad. His career with the railroad provided many experiences especially as World War II began. Emmett and his crews transported thousands of US Troops to and from Camp Gordon Johnson as they prepared for their assignments overseas. Emmett was born to be a railroad man and thoroughly enjoyed this career until one fateful night when he was seriously injured jumping from a trestle to avoid being hit by a load of freight. After recovering he began working at the State Treasurer’s Office where he worked his way up the ranks faithfully serving the citizens of the State of Florida and making a host of wonderful friends along the way. Emmett was a member of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, a member of the Elks Club, Jackson Lodge, Marzuq Shrine Temple, Golden Railroaders, and was past President of the Tallahassee Civitan. An avid Gator and Seminole Fan he was a talented carpenter who could build just about anything. His ability to simplify complicated repair work and to fabricate items was incredible, there wasn’t much he couldn’t build or fix. Emmett was an outstanding cook who was a master of the Coleman Stove, whether it was fried mullet or venison stew, his hot suppers will long be remembered. Above all else his loyalty to his family and friends and his wonderful sense of humor will always be remembered. Emmett lived life on an even-keel and saw the best in everyone and everything. Emmett lived a wonderful life, we are all blessed to have known him and he will be greatly missed. He died peacefully on 7th Avenue in the home he and Elsie shared since 1954. His son David and Bronwyn by his side, after keeping his promise to allow him to finish his life at home. He is survived by two sons David Ferrell (Bronwyn Revell) and Larry Campbell (Machelle). Grandchildren Jack Campbell (Krista) and Jeannette Bjorklund (Chip). Great Grandchildren Colton Campbell and Campbell Bjorklund. Brother in Law Warren Raker, Niece Vicki Grant (Arthur) and Nephew Brad Raker (John), and dear friend Earline Nobles. He was predeceased by his wife Elsie Ferrell, sister Agnes Raker and his parents.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, April 24, 2009]

Fields, Ernest Lorenzo

Ernest Lorenzo Fields, 55, of Quincy, died Aug. 13, 2009, at Capital Health Care Center. A native of Gadsden County, he was a member of Arnett Chapel AME church. Services were held at the church Aug. 22, with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. Survivors include his mother, Sallie Fields of Quincy; daughter, Erin Lauren Fields of Quincy; stepson, D’Juan L. Harris of Texas; sisters, Sandra Banks (Willie Earl) and Sara Ann Birton, both of Quincy; brother, Irving Fields of Quincy; and grandson, Jordan Nelson of Quincy.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, Sseptember 8, 2009]

Figgers, Georgia M. S.

Georgia Mae Shaw Figgers, 68, of Quincy, died Saturday, January 13, in Tampa. Service Saturday, January 20, at St. John AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. She was a native of Gadsden County, a retired Unit Treatment Rehab Specialist from Florida State Hospital, and a member of St. John AME Church. She is survived by husband: Horace Figgers of Quincy; sons: Wayne Figgers and Amos Figgers of Quincy; daughter: Allison Figgers of Quincy; sister: Alice Griffin of Bloomington, IL; 2 grandchildren.
[Courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 18, 2001]

Figgers, Phillip

Rev. Phillip Figgers, 36, of Tallahassee, died February 22, at home. A native of Gadsden County, he was a member of Greater Mt. Pleasant MB Church. Service was February 27, at First Elizabeth MB Church, with burial at Figgers Family Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include wife: Michelle Figgers of Tallahassee; sons: Rashad Figgers of Quincy, Phillip Figgers, Jr., Justin, Gabriel, Arlando; daughters: Alicia, Gabrielle, Shekinah all of Tallahassee; stepdaughter: Santeria Saunders, of Tallahassee; father: Rev. Silas Figgers, Sr. of Quincy; mother: Earline Figgers of Quincy; brothers: Jethro Miller of San Fransisco, CA, Michael Figgers (Vanessa), of Tallahassee, Alphonso Figgers (Ozella), of Atlanta, GA, Timothy Figgers, of Quincy, Daniel Figgers of Quincy; sisters: Sylvia Gole (John) of Tallahassee, Cynthia Figgers of Quincy, Dywana Figgers of Atlanta, GA.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 1, 2001]

Finuff, Catherine Louise

Catherine Louise Finuff Faulkner, 58, of Marianna, died Dec. 6, 2009 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Services were held Dec. 14 at Page Pond Assembly of God Church with burial in Sycamore Cemetery in Quincy. A native of Quincy, she was born May 11, 1951 and was a member of Santa Clara Baptist Church. She was a clerk/dispatcher of a nursery, and enjoyed playing Bingo and crocheting. Survivors include a sister, Marion Christiansen (David) of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; brothers, Hollis “Buddy” Finuff (Donnie) of Bristol, Johnny Finuff of Marianna and Jerry Finuff (Carol) of Altha; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Odis and Mary Esther Ware Finuff.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, December 22, 2009]

Fischer, Richard Fleming

Colonel (Retired U.S. Army) Richard Fleming Fischer, 76 of Havana died October 13, 2007, at the Mose Shelfer Home where he was born on April 4, 1931. A Graveside funeral service at Shelfer Cemetery in Havana, with full Military Honors. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or Colonel Fischer graduated from Havana High School in 1949 He graduated from West Point in 1953. Colonel Fisher was a highly decorated Army Officer serving two tours in Vietnam. He retired in 1983 after 30 years in service from the U.S. Army. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Havana. He sang in the West Point Choir, and played in the West Point Band. He had a great love for music. He had mastered many different musical instruments although saxophone was his favorite. He is survived by his wife Alice Catherine Thompson Fischer of Havana. They were married in 1955 in Berlin Germany. Other survivors include his sister Patsy Fischer Poppell (and husband Bubba) of Thomasville. Three daughters Betsy Coxen (and husband Dean) of Havana; Mary Anne Butler (and husband Miller) of Tallahassee; and Susan Warren (and husband Rick) of Havana. He had four grandchildren Jack Butler, David Coxen, Brett Butler, and Michelle Coxen. A niece Patti Poppell of Thomasville. He was preceded in death by his father and mother John Gill Fischer and Grace Elizabeth Shelfer and two brothers Thomas and John Fischer. Dick was dearly loved by his family. We will miss him.
[Obituary courtesy of Faith Funeral Home,] Photo>

Fishburne, Dorothy Crumpler

Dorothy Crumpler Fishburne, 87, passed July 14, 2010, at her residence and home of her daughter, Kenan Fishburne and her husband Stephen Treacy. Mrs. Fishburne was born in Dyersburg, Tenn., and had resided in Quincy for eighteen (18) years. At Mrs. Fishburne’s request, no service is being planned. Survivors include two daughters, Kenan Fishburne and her husband Stephen Treacy of Quincy and their son Ethan Treacy of the University of Georgia at Athens, Lucia M. Fishburne and her husband Jerry S. Thigpen of Tallahassee and their children May and Hank Thigpen and Samuel Jackson of Tallahassee and their grandchild Abigail Jackson, also of Tallahassee; a sister, Louise McDonald of Watkinsville, GA. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles C. Fishburne, Jr.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, JUly 23, 2010]

Fitzgerald, Joseph E.

Joseph E. Fitzgerald, 74, of Havana, passed away July 29, 2009 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Staten Island, New York, and moved to this area in 1972 from Cocoa, Florida. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 until 1957. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and his Master’s of Education from Rollins College. Mr. Fitzgerald retired as a teacher with the Leon County School System. He was a member of the American Legion and a former member of the B.P.O.E. in Cocoa. Survivors include his wife: Carol Ann Fitzgerald; son: Kevin D. Fitzgerald and his sons, Joshua and Jarrod; daughter: Sarahann G. Fitzgerald; brother: Andy Fitzgerald; sisters: Rosemary Jefferys, Ann Hart, Marie Furboter and Ruth Sweeny. A memorial service was held July 2, 2009 in the Chapel of Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, July 3, 2009]

Fletcher, Edward Hentz

Edward Hentz Fletcher, 91, a banker, farmer, nurseryman, timberman, developer and merchant, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at home. Service at Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy. Survivors: wife, Betty Fellows Fletcher; daughter, Suzanne Fletcher Hood of Tallahassee; daughter-in-law, Sandra Sapp Fletcher of Quincy; four grandchildren, and a great-grandson; five brothers, Hal and Howard Fletcher of Quincy, Dr. T. Bert Fletcher and Dr. John Fletcher of Tallahassee and H. Maxwell Fletcher of Greensboro; a sister, Dr. Helen Fletcher-Sams of Fayetteville, GA. Preceded in death by a son, E. Hentz Fletcher, Jr, his parents, T. Bertelle and Ellie Hentz Fletcher of Greensboro, and sister, Louise Fletcher Eyester.
[Obituary courtesy of The Havana Herald dated April 19, 2007]

Fletcher, E. Hentz Fletcher, Jr.

Age:  64
Died:  January 10, 2006
Burial:  Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy
Survivors:  his wife, Sandra Sapp Fletcher
[Source: Tallahassee Democrat dated January 11, 2006]
(Son of Edward Hentz Fletcher, Sr. and Betty Fellows Fletcher)

Fletcher, Marian Watson

Marian Watson Fletcher, 84, of Quincy, died January 7, 2007 in Gainesville. She was a retired bookkeeper for Fletcher-Cantey Men's Wear. She was born in Gretna and was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church of Quincy. Services were held Jan. 9 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Howard V. Fletcher; a son, Dr. H. Vance Fletcher, Jr. of Beverly Hills, CA; two daughters, Harriet (Bunny) Nicholson and her husband Jimmy of Quincy and Beth Davidson and her husband Gary of Tallahassee; a brother, Walter Watson, Jr. (Mary Willy) of Gretna; three sisters, Virginia (Sister Baby) Suber and Elizabeth Cantey, both of Quincy, and Harriett Melvin of Lumberton, NC; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 11, 2007]

Fletcher, Mavis Clark

Age:  85
Died:  Sunday (October 21, 2001)
Burial:  Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee
Survivors:  a daughter, Nancy Fletcher Floyd, one brother, Dr. S. W. Clark; one sister, Miriam Harrell; two sisters-in-law, Louise Eyster and Dr. Helen Sams; five brothers-in-law, Edward Fletcher, Hal Fletcher, Howard Fletcher, Maxwell Fletcher, and Dr. John C. Fletcher
[Source: The Tallahassee Democrat October 23, 2001]

Flournoy, Milton C.

Milton Clyde Flournoy, LCDR, USN, (ret), 97 of Quincy, Florida died July 6, 2007 at his home in Quincy. Milton joined the Navy in 1932 as a sailor and retired as Lt. Commander after 28 years. He also established and operated Idle Wild Fish Camp on Lake Talquin. Services were held on July 8, 2007 graveside at Hillcrest Cemetery with Military Honors. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert and Nancy Flournoy of Quincy and Steve and Annette Flournoy of Quincy; daughters and son- in-law: Janice and Walter Maxwell of Quincy and Adelaide Lockett of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven great grandchildren and fifteen great- grandchildren. LCDR Flournoy was a very avid Hunter and Fisherman but his greatest love was his family and his late wife, Anna. He also enjoyed his Navy service, having seen duty in WWII and Korea with the Medical Corp.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, July 12, 2007]

Ford, Elease

Elease Ford, 76 of Midway, died January 13, 2007 in Tallahassee. Funeral services January 20 at St. Peter AME Church and burial in St. John Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine Chappell (Richard) and Pauline German (Thomas) all of Midway; one sister, Minnie Mae Jones of Midway; four brothers, Izell Peters (Olivia), Charles Peters (Sharrone), Paul Peters, Jr. all of Midway, and Johnny Lee Peters (Rosita) of Rochester, NY; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 18, 2007]

Franklin, Mildred Wynette

Mildred Wynette Franklin, a native of Havana, died March 17, at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL. She was born April 27, 1934 in Havana, FL to the late Willie and Phyllis Brown Franklin. She attended the public schools of Gadsden County, lived in Delray Beach, FL from 1948 to 1953, graduated from Carver High School, received BA and Masters degrees in English from FAMU, was an adjunct professor in English at FAMU and TCC, taught for 37 years in Gadsden County schools until retirement in 1994. She was a devoted member and officer at Palace AME Church, Havana, where funeral services will be March 26, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Havana. She was a member, faithful and dedicated worker in many organizations, to name a few: Life member of the AKA, Gadsden County Retired Teachers, National Hookup of Black Women, Selective Service Board, Big Bend Hospice Board of Directors and many more. She is survived by a loving and devoted family: Stepmother, Susan Franklin; sisters, Helen Franklin Condry (Bill), Suzette Franklin, Lisa Franklin, Renee Wells; brother, Randy Franklin (Faye); devoted cousins, Nora Brown Ford James and Ira Galvins; godchildren, Bruce James (DeBorah), Calvin Keith Enzor (Teresa), LaTasha Scurry (Hank); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, March 25, 2010]

Franklin, Willie M.

Willie Mae Franklin, 78, of Quincy, died January 31, in Tallahassee. He was a native of Gadsden County. Service February 10, at Shiloh PB Church, with burial at Gilliam Cemetery. She is survived by devoted aunt: Carrie Black of Quincy; and a host of cousins.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 8, 2001]

Frazier, Cora Lee

Cora Lee Frazier, 76, of Jacksonville, died March 16, 2010 in Jacksonville. She was a native of Madison County. Services were held March 27 at All Nations Praise & Worship Ministries in Quincy with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. Survivors include her sisters, Dorothy Frazier of Quincy, Hannah Frazier of Rochester, N.Y. and Ruth Frazier Webb of Tampa; brothers, James Frazier of Quincy and Willie Frazier of Bainbridge, Ga.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 25, 2010]

Freeman, Archibald

Archibald Nicholson Freeman, 67, of Kingman, Ariz., died on Aug. 14, 2006 in Kingman. The funeral service was Aug. 18 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel (Havana). Burial was private.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, August 25, 2006]

Frison, John Henry

John Henry (Boogie) Frison, 72 of Sanford, died on Jan. 19, 2007, in Sanford. A native of Gadsden County, he was a groundskeeper and member of New Zion AME Church. Funeral services Jan. 27 at New Zion AME Church and burial in St. Marks Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Frison of Rochester, NY; daughter, Evelyn Frison of Rochester, NY; mother, Rosa Lee Frison of Quincy; three sisters, Cherry Frison of Quincy, Victoria Anderson and Leola Frison of Rochester, NY; five brothers, Herbert Lee Frison and Vanester Frison of Sanford, Archie Frison of Quincy, James Frison of Orlando and Walter Frison of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. .
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 25, 2007]

Frison, Rosa Lee

Rosa Lee Frison, 92, of Quincy, died on April 17,2007, in Quincy. A native of Leon, she was a Homemaker and member of New Zion A.M.E church. Service was held on April 22,2007, at New Zion A.M.E. She was interred at St. Mark Cemetery. She is survived by 3 daughters, Cherry Frison of Quincy, Leola Frison and Victoria Anderson both of Rochester, NY; 5 sons, Walter Frison of Rochester, NY, James Frison of Orlando, Fl., Vanester Frison, Herbert Frison both of Sanford, Fl., and Archie Frison of Quincy; 1 sister, Idella Barnes of Quincy; 51 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; and 41 great great grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, April 26, 2007]

Furlow , Jessie V.

Dr. Jessie V. Furlow, 57, of Quincy, died June 24, 2006 in Tallahassee. Funeral services June 29, at the National Guard Armory, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Dr. Furlow was born January 19, 1949 in Memphis, Tenn. to Georgia and Jessie Carr. She attend Manassas High School in Memphis, Tenn., Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., and the University of Rochester in New York. She is survived by her mother, Georgia Gragg, her father Ellis Gragg, her sisters, Katherine Clemons and Patty Boyd all of Memphis, Tenn., and her devoted friends, Cassandra Anderson and Annie Berry, both of Quincy. She was preceded in death by her brother, Hosea Furlow.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, June 29, 2006]