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, 2001
Rosetta Taswell, 96, of Quincy, died April 1, 2009 in Tallahassee
Services were held April 11 at St. John AME Church, with burial at St. Paul PB Church in Fowlstown, Ga.
Survivors include her daughters, Jeanette Taswell Francis of Quincy and Blanche Mize of Humble, Texas; son, Artis
Taswell of Pinole, Calif.; grandson, Kyl Francis of Quincy; granddaughter, Barbara Mills of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nieces,
Lucile McKay of Quincy and Rosetta Wright of Philadelphia, Penn.; and a host of other relatives.
|Taylor, Alberta "Berta" Butler
Alberta "Berta" Butler Taylor, 92, of Quincy, died Dec. 28, 2009
in the Miracle Hill Convalescent Center. She was a native of Duval County and was a member of Second Elizabeth
MB Church. Services were held Jan. 2 at the Second Elizabeth MB Church with burial following at the St. Hebron
AME Church Cemetery in Quincy. She is survived by her sons, Ernest Taylor of Baltimore, Md., Lonnie Taylor of Quincy and Anderson "Andrew"
Taylor of Baltimore; and daughters, Bertha Lee Franklin or Orlando, and Earlene T. Preston and Rena T. Nelson,
both of Tallahassee.
|Taylor, James W.
James W. Taylor, 70, of Glory Community passed away November 6, 2010.
Services were held November 8, at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy with burial at Sylvania Cemetery in Faceville,
GA. A lifelong resident of Gadsden Co., he retired as a motor grader operator for Gadsden County. He was also a
farmer and a member of Hannatown United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Bo Taylor (Lisa) of Glory
Community; two daughters, Terri White (Greg) of Tallahassee and Lynn Waterhouse (Derek) of Mebane, NC; two sisters,
Rose Conrad of Tallahassee and Bernice Hayes of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
|Taylor, Joyce Ann
Joyce Ann Taylor, 55, of Havana, died February 16, 2009, at the Haven Hospice Center, in Gainesville, FL. Funeral services were February 21, 2009, at New Jerusalem M.B. Church, in Havana, FL,
with interment at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Havana, FL. She was born in Climax, GA and she was a member of Neal’s Temple Holiness Church. She is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Darrell) Miller and Yontina Davis, both of Tallahassee, FL,
Angela (Michael) Gordon and April Taylor, both of Havana, Fl; sons , Rico (Martina) Taylor of Tallahassee, FL and Fernando Taylor of Havana, FL; mother, Eddie Ruth Bloxom of Havana, FL; father, Joe (Shirley) Bloxom of Tallahassee, FL; brother,
Freddie (Tracie) Taylor of Gainesville, FL; and sister, Betty Wright of Brunswick, GA; and two (2) devoted friends, Lucy Robinson-Bell and Gloria Jean Thomas, both of Havana, FL. She has 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Andrea Taylor-Pritchard.
|Taylor, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Taylor, 58, of Clearwater, died Dec. 13, 2009 in Tallahassee.
Services were held Dec. 19 at Bostick Temple Christian Center in Quincy with burial following in the Charitable
Pallbearers Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Hettie Powell Taylor; mother, Mary A. Rohn; stepchildren, Pamela McClure, Lola
Hunter (Clayton), Linda Stacey (David) and Randall McClure; sisters, Linda Taylor, Ethel Baker and Sharon
Smith; brothers, Thomas Taylor (Wanda) and Charles Taylor (Rose); step-siblings, Agnes Lee (Jerry), Miriam
Bryant, Helen McCloud, Michele Sloan (Randolph), Wynette Hinkle, Lillian Charles (Rupert), Lydia Drayton
(J.B.) and Stanley Rohn (Patricia); and 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
|Tennent, Donna Jean
Donna Jean Tennent of Havana took the witness stand at her baptism in
1952 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She remained an active witness until her death on March 18, 2009, due to an extended
illness. She made a good name with God, thereby proving the devil a liar (Proverbs 27:11).
A memorial service was held March 21 at the Havana Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She was a resident of the Tallahassee and Havana areas since 1947 and graduated from Leon High School in 1956. She worked
at the Leon County Office of Growth Management for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Tony Tennent.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Russell C. Tennent; daughter, Tracy McIntyre (Reggie) of Havana; son,
Jonathan Tennent (Linda) of Tallahassee; grandsons, Daniel and Milton McIntyre of Havana; many nieces and nephews;
and friends and coworkers.
|Tharp, David R.
David R. Tharp, 74, died September 27, 2009 in Tallahassee. Services
were held Sept. 30 at the Thomas Memorial Baptist Church with interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is survived
by his wife of fifty-two years, Barbara Jean Butler Tharp of Quincy; sons, David Michael (Cheryl) Tharp, Mark
Allen (Leslie) Tharp, Robert Jeffrey Tharp, all of Quincy; brothers, Joseph Tharp, Jr. of Bristol, FL, James
Marshall Tharp of Satellite Beach, FL; sister, Virginia Tharp Whigham of Quincy; grandchildren, Travis Michael
Tharp, Trevin Joseph Tharp and Brittany Katherine Tharp. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Trevor
Tharp; his parents, Joseph W. and Willie Golden Tharp; brother, John Huey Tharp; and sister, Inez Gilbert.
He was born in Washington Co., FL, Feb. 23, 1935. He for many years operated his own meat packing and sales
operation in Quincy. He served in the Florida National Guard, former member of the Quincy Lions Club and was
a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church
|Thomas, Dorothy Mae Washington
Dorothy Mae Washington Thomas, the daughter of Elnora Dickey
Washington and William Washington was born June 6, 1932 and died in Avon Park, Florida on April 21,
2010. She is survived by two (2) sisters, three (3) daughters, five (5) grandchildren, and a multitude
of nieces, nephews and a loving family. Funeral services were held at Old Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church May 8, 2010. She will be forever missed.
|Thomas, Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith Thomas, 76, of Havana, passed away July 2, 2010.
A Memorial Service was held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Havana, Florida. Survivors include Diahna Garret,
Beader (Cloria) Thomas, Lawrence Thomas, Jimmie (Tammie) Thomas, Bessie T. Dickens; brothers, Johnny (Jenny) Kelly,
Lonnie Kelly and Ernest (Myrtice) Smith; and sisters, Betty Gaines an (rest missing).
|Thomas, James, Sr.
SGM James Thomas Sr., 58 of Statesboro, Georgia, passed away on
October 16, 2009. He was funaralized on October 24, 2009 at the Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in
Glennville, Georgia and interred with full military honors on October 26, 2009 at Mt. Zion AME Church
Cemetery in Havana, Florida. He is survived by his children, Trevor T. Thomas Sr. (Karen) of Ft. Drum
NY, James Thomas Jr. Of Statesboro,Ga, Felecia Thomas of Columbus Ga, Songa D. Jones and Nkenge A. Cruz
(Romanuel) both of Stone Mountain, GA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild
|Thomas, Willie C.
Willie C. Thomas, 49 of Gretna, died Jan. 20, 2009 in Tallahassee. Services
were held at Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Gretna, with burial in Springfield AME Cemetery in Gretna.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Thomas; sons, D'Mico Thomas, Shamar Thomas, Charles Green Jr. and Adrian Green; father,
Lonnie C. Thomas Sr.; mother, Clemetine Baker Foster; sisters, Gwendolyn Foster, Marilyn Foster, Jackie Foster, Patricia
Brown, Sandar Sweet, Sharon Coleman, Linda Williams, Leneatris Thomas, Idella Green and Yetris Thomas; brothers, Alonzo
Foster, Jeremiah Vickers, Carlos Thomas, Henry Thomas, Lonnie Thomas Jr., Mark Thomas and Darrell Thomas.
|Tillman, Stella M.
Stella M. Tillman, 84, of Greensboro, died July 8, 2006 in Greensboro. Service July 15 at
St. Peter Apostolic Church, with burial at Greensboro Community Cemetery. Mrs. Tillman was born May 4, 1922 in Gadsden County
to the late Frances Fain Gainous and James D. Fain. She was married to Rufus Scott. She is survived by her son, Henry Ernest Scott
|Thacker, Scott Ladale
Scott Ladale Thacker, 39, of Havana, died on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. Funeral services
were Aug. 12 at Faith Funeral Home (Havana).
|Thomas, Hazel J.
Hazel J. Thomas, 87, of Tallahassee, FL died March 3, 2009 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.
Her memorial service was held March 5, 2009 at Riverside Baptist Church in Havana. Mrs. Hazel is survived by her son Lamar Dennis (and wife Luzce) of
Daytona, FL; her three daughters, Dorothy Medley (and husband Ed) of Havana, Margaret Pickles (and husband Jack) of Tallahassee, and Brenda Parker
(and husband George) of Tallahassee; one niece, Earnestine Bates of Milton, FL; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Paul V. Thomas. Mrs. Hazel was born in Mitchell County, GA, November 7, 1921. She had lived in Tallahassee area
for more than 50 years. Mrs. Hazel loved to travel, she enjoyed short or long trips. She just loved to be on the go. She loved all animals especially her cats and dogs.
She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.
Sallie Thomas, 88 of Havana, died January 9, 2007 in Havana. Funeral services were January 13
at Richbay AME Church with burial in Richbay (Piney Grove) Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Annie R. Adams of Havana; seven
grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
|Thompson, Annell Cantey
Annell Cantey Thompson, 85, of Havana, a homemaker, died December 23, 2005 at her home
after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Service at Green Shade Cemetery in Decatur County, GA. Member of First Presbyterian Church
in Havana and the ladies circle of the church. Survivors: a son, Terry Thompson (and wife Janet) of Climax, GA; four daughters, Anne Bert (and
husband Nick) of Havana, Cindy O'Connell (and husband Dan) of Boca Raton, Janet Hamilton (and husband Harold) of Nashville, TN, and Susan
Thompson of Havana; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Thompson.
|Thompson, Elaine Noel Whitcomb
Elaine Noel Whitcomb Thompson, 89, of Gretna passed away at home July 3,
2010. Survivors include five children; daughters and their husbands, Sheryl and Angus Hinson of Quincy, Jean and
Wally Dawson of San Antonio, FL, Gail and Scott Wilson of Tallahassee; sons, John and wife Liza Thompson of Tallahassee,
Gregory Thompson of Lake Talquin; five (5) grandchildren, Angus T. Hinson, Jr. of Tampa, Wil Hinson of Quincy, Wally
Dawson, II, and Susan Dawson of San Antonio, FL, John Hill Thompson of Tallahassee; and five (5) great grandchildren.
Born December 24, 1920 in Sanford, Maine, Elaine ws the daughter of the late Arthur Elias and Florence Maurice
Whitcomb and the sister of the late Muriel W. Sladen, all of Sanford. She was a registered nurse and served in the
U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during W W II. While in the Navy she met and married her late husband, John Wallace Thompson
of Gretna, on September 23, 1944. After moving to Gretna, she was a surgical nurse at Gadsden County Hospital. She
later served as Postmistress of Gretna for 28 years. She was a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
|Thompson, Johnnie Ruth Jackson
Johnnie Ruth Jackson Thompson, 55, of Quincy, died June 29, 2006. She was a
homemaker. Funeral services July 8 at St. Matthew PB Church, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Born August 21, 1950 in Havana
to Herbert “Hoover” Jackson and Pearl Lee Jackson, she attended school in Gadsden County. . She is survived by her husband of
nine years, Billy Thompson, Sr; her daughter, Shandra Williams Beckwith (Derrick) of Havana, her step-daughter, Brenda Thompson
of Tallahassee; her step-sons, Billy Thompson, Jr. (Keyshonda) of Quincy, Bryan Thompson (Renita) and Saroctia Thompson both of
Tallahassee; a grandson, LaVante Beckwith of Havana; her mother, Pearl Lee Jackson of Quincy; brothers, Roy Jackson (Shenezia)
of Tallahassee, Kelvin Jackson, Sr. (Shelia), Bruce Jackson, Sr. (Kareen) and Willie Jackson, Sr. all of Quincy; her sisters, Valerie
Thomas (Johnny) of Quincy, Laverne Jackson, Nita Jackson of Tallahassee and Stephanie Smith (Hakim) of Philadelphia, PA. She
was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Hoover Jackson and a sister, Wanda Faye Johnson.
Irinea Tobias, 67, died August 22, 2006. The services were Aug. 25 at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.
|Todd, Clarence Alvin
Clarence Alvin Todd, 79, of Quincy, died May 22, 2006 in Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare. Graveside services were May 25 at Antioch Church Cemetery in Wetumpka. He was born December 9, 1926 in the
Wetumpka Community, and retired as the produce manager for Sykes Fine Foods in Quincy. He is survived by his wife of 55
years, Virginia Sellers Todd of Quincy; a son, Al Todd (wife Brenda) of Blountstown; his daughters, Gloria Gaston (husband
Bruce) of Quincy and Betty McDaniel (husband Ronnie) of Knoxville, Tenn.; his brother, Mac Todd of Columbus, Ga.; sister,
Ethel Suber of Greensboro;12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
|Todd, Virginia Sellers
Robbie Tolbert of Quincy died on March 9, 2006, in Tallahassee. Funeral services
March 18, at Arnett Chapel AME, and burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. She is survived by nine daughters, Delores Baxter (David)
of Quincy, Lillie Mashburn (Ricky) of Havana, Annette Tolbert of Tallahassee, Jeanette Tolbert of Douglasville, GA, Mary
Webster (Eddie) of Crawfordville, Wanda Tolbert of Quincy, Sharon Tolbert of Tallahassee, Rhoda Cunningham (Vincent) of
Havana, and Shonda Tolbert of Douglasville, GA; two sons, James Zackery of Quincy and Herman Tolbert (Stephanie) of
Midway; and one sister, Lillie Sherman-Jones of Orlando.
|Tompkins, Lavern Dalton Laing
|Touchton, Joyce Ann
Joyce "Jo" Ann Touchton, 50, of Havana, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Her funeral service was at Faith Funeral Home Chapel in Havana with burial at Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Havana (Concord). Jo was a lifetime resident of Havana.
She was a member of Bible Believers Fellowship in Tallahassee. Her entire world was centered around her children and family. She is survived
by her husband, Tom Touchton of Havana; two sons, Trey Touchton of Pensacola and Clay Touchton of Havana; one grandson, Thomas Stanley Touchton;
her mother, Nell Wilke of Tallahassee; her sister, Lisa Rackley (and husband Jim) of Tallahassee; one nephew, Alex Rackley; and four very special people in her life,
Buddy Owen, Mark Register, Steve King, Jr. and Tara Walter. She was preceded in death by her father, L. D. Kever, her brother, Larry Kever, and a sister, Linda Kever.
|Tribue, Marsby, Jr.
Marsby “Trib” Tribue, Jr., 76, of Quincy and most recently of Lithonia,
GA, died November 6th at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in Tallahassee. Funeral services were November 13th, at
Arnett Chapel AME Church,with burial in the Smith Cemetery, Quincy. He is survived by a loving and devoted family;
children, Michael E. Tribue (Gloria), Marsha Pitts (Marvin), Paula Tribue, Leonard Tribue, Sr. (Chandronet), Mechele
Kent (Matthew), Keicah Rouse (Earnest), Marvin Tribue (Pamela); stepchildren, Judy Brown, Gina Smith (Tony), Anthony
Bethune, Melinda Goodman; sister, Ora D. Johnson; brother, Alto Tribue; mothers of his children, Marilyn Donaldson,
Faye Simmons and the late Essie Tribue; godson, Zacariah Wynn; host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marsby Tribue; and sister,
Cathrine Tribue Downs. He was born November 19, 1933 in Quincy, FL to the late Rosa Lee Gammon Tribue and Marsby
Tribue, Sr.. He attended the public schools of Gadsden County, was a self-employed building contractor and a former
member of the Masonic family.
|Tribue, Rose Lee
Rosa Lee Tribue, 85, of Bainbridge, died Saturday, January 13, in Bainbridge. A native of Mitchell County, she was a member of
St. Paul P.B. Church. Service will be Saturday, January 20, 11 a.m. at St. Paul P.B. Church with Rev. James O. Caldwell officiating, burial at Smith Cemetery. She is survived by
daughter: Ora Tribue Walker of Los Angeles; sons: Marsby Tribue, Jr. Alto Tribue of Chattahoochee; sisters: Flossie Robinson of Attapulgus, Anna Lee Harris of Tallahassee,
Johnnie Mae Harris, Margie Williams of Quincy; brothers: C.L. Harris of Quincy, Emory Harris, Jr. of Panama City, Jerry Harris of Dothan, AL; devoted friend: Manuel Nash of
Bainbridge, GA; 21 grandchildren; host of great grandchildren.
Ella Turner, 48, of Quincy, died June 6, 2006 in Quincy. Funeral services June 10, at
Miracle Temple Church of God In Christ, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Turner of
Quincy; her sons, Brian Jordan, Emanuel Brown and Darius Atkins all of Quincy; a daughter, Kala Williams of Quincy; her
mother, Thelma Oce of Quincy; two sisters, Marilyn Jordan of Quincy and Yvonne Jordan of Tallahassee; her brothers, Terry
Gainous and Ronnie Jordan, both of Quincy, Donnie Jordan of Tallahassee, Clinton Jordan, Martin Jordan and Tony Jordan,
all of Quincy, and Bernice Jordan of Tallahassee; her mother-in-law, Emma Turner and father-in-law, Melvin Turner both of Quincy.
|Turner, Emma Pearl Winbush
Emma Pearl Winbush Turner, 83, of Gretna, died Jan. 29, 2010 in
the Riverchase Care Center in Quincy. Services were held Feb. 2 at Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven
in Gretna, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Freddie Turner (Lillie) of Quincy, Calvin Turner of Gretna, Melvin Turner Jr.
(Gwendolyn) of Bainbridge, Ga., Willie B. Turner (Deborah) of Havana and Jimmy Turner of Midway; daughters,
Inell Thomas and Lorene Gaillard (Billy), both of Midway; siblings, Urah Wimbush Jr., Curtis Wimbush (Annie Jean),
Hilton Wimbush (Mildred), Naomi Shirley and Willie Vera Rouse, all of Gretna; and a sister-in-law, Minnie
Hutchins of Blakely, Ga.