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

Wade, Ruth Jordan

Age:  83
Died:   Nov. 27, 2008
Buried: None stated
Survivors:  two daughters, Susan Cook (and husband Rodney) of Havana and Dotti Stephens (and husband Sammy) of Havana; one sister, Carolyn Harris (and husband Wayne) of Tifton, Ga; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren
[Source:  Tallahassee Democrat dated November 29, 2008]

Walsh, Frank P.

Frank P. Walsh, 81, passed Sunday, August 22, 2010, in Tallahassee. Graveside service was held August 24, 2010, at the Vickers Cemetery. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Marsha Walsh, John and Pam Walsh, all of Concord; daughter, Alice Walsh of Concord; sister, Margaret Poggie of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was a lifetime resident of Concord and was a retired carpenter.
[Obituary courtesy of The Havana Herald, August 26, 2010]

Walsh, Wilma

Wilma Walsh, 85, of Havana died Wednesday in Tallahassee. The service was at Havana Baptist Church with burial at Woodland Cemetery. A native of Concord, she was a lifelong resident of Concord and Havana. She was associated with A&P Companyin Tallahassee and quincy for more than 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Havana, where she was active in many church activities. She is survived by three brothers, Charles Oliver Walsh of Tallahassee, Donald Walsh of Auburndale, and Venice L. Walsh of Havana; and a sister, Geraldine W. McAlpin of Chattahoochee.
(Note by Angela Cassidy: daughter of Homer Walsh and Minnie Vickers]
[Obituary courtesy of The Havana Herald, September 2001]

Ward, Reginald A.

Reginald A. Ward, 55, of Quincy, died Jan. 9, 2010. Services were held Jan. 16 at the Bradwell Mortuary Memorial Chapel in Quincy. He is survived by his children, Lakaytona Ward, Lakeysha Ward, Reginald Ward Jr., Tyrazze Ward and Daviar Ward; siblings, Madeline Ward, Eugene Ward, Jack Ward, Carl Ward, Timothy Ward and Tony Ward; and four grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 27, 2010]

Warner, Mary Ann Butler

Age: 72
Born:  September 14, 1935 Died:  Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at her home
Burial:  Woodland Cemetery in Havana
Survivors:  her husband, James D. Warner of Havana; her two daughters, Teresa Ann Holder of Navarre, Fla., and Sheri Kay Powers (and husband Robby) of Tallahassee; four grandchildren, Nichole Meade (and husband Tony), Jamie Holder (and wife Karen), Sarah Powers and Kayla Powers; three great-grandchildren, Nolan Meade, Zachary Meade and Mason Holder
[Source: The Tallahassee Democrat, January 11, 2008] (Note by Angela Cassidy: daughter of Aubrey and Kathleen Paterson Butler of Havana)

Washington, Dorothy E.

Dorothy E. Washington, 61, of Port St. Joe, died Sept. 26, 2009 in Tallahassee. She is survived by her brother, Willie White; and daughter, Lasanda L. Brown. Services were held Oct. 3 at Mt. Moriah MB Church in Dell, Ga., with burial at White Cemetery.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, October, 13, 2009]

Watson, Freddie

Age: 86
Died: Nov. 13, 2008
Burial: St. John AME Cemetery
Survivors: his son, Levi (Tommy) Ray and devoted niece and caregiver, Lizzie Betsey
[Source: Tallahassee Democrat dated November 20, 2008]

Watson, Kalen Margaret

Kalen Margaret Watson, 17, passed from this life on June 23, 2010, while surrounded by family at her home and after a valiant struggle against brain cancer. Kalen is the beloved daughter of Tami Sbar and Brent Watson of Tampa, and granddaughter of Susan and Shelly Sbar of Tampa and Walter Jr. and Mary Willie Watson of Gretna. She is the niece of Archie and Robin Watson, David and Janice Watson, Sterling and Karen Watson, all of Quincy, and Rita and Kevin Faulkner of Venice, FL. Kalen is also survived by many loving cousins and her well-loved pets. Kalen’s funeral was held at the Bayshore Baptist Church in Tampa and internment followed at the Sunny Dell Cemetery in Gretna.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, July 2, 2010]

Weeks, M. W.

M. W. Weeks, 80, of Chattahoochee, Florida went home to be with the Lord, August 7, 2010, surrounded by his family whom he dearly loved. Funeral services were held August 10, 2010, at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Highway 90 East, Chattahoochee, FL. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Eleanor; two daughters, Debbie Dodson of Tallahassee, Tanya Stokes and husband Ryan of Tallahassee; two sons, Randy and wife Ann of Chattahoochee, Donovan and wife Judy of Sneads. “PawPaw” as he was fondly called, had three granddaughters, Tricia Moore and husband Robbie, Lanet Chester and husband Matthew and Amber Weeks; five grandsons, Blair Dodson and wife Renee, Jake and Clay Dodson, Michael Weeks and Jonathan Stokes; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kristen Moore, and Sara Kate and Dylan Chester. Also two brothers, Alvin and wife Lorraine of Lake City, Florida and Dalin and wife Pearl of Dothan, AL; and one sister, Rochelle Bauldree and husband Jimmy of Quincy, Florida. M. W. was born in Jackson County to Lois and Miller Weeks. He retired from Florida State Hospital after 30 years of employment. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Chattahoochee and well known for his smiling face and love for people. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, August 26, 2010]

Weinberg, Henry, Jr.

Henry Weinberg Jr., 92, of Quincy, died Nov. 22, 2009 at his home. Born in Quincy, he was a lifelong resident. He served in World War II in the Army. He and his family were involved in the tobacco industry and farming. Graveside services were held Nov. 23 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Survivors include his sons, Henry Weinberg of Lake Worth and Neal Weinberg (Dana) of Macon, Ga.; and grandchildren, Chandler, Calder, Carlin and Caris Weinberg of Macon. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years, Ethel Goldstein Weinberg; his parents, Henry and Ada Silverman Weinberg; and sisters, Annette Weinberg Bernstein and Jean Weinberg.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, December 16, 2009]

Wells, Lizzie Lee

Age:  84
Died:   Nov. 26, 2008
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery
Survivors:  three children, Ruby Aileen Wells of Gainesville, Lynette Wells of Quincy, and Linnie Ruth Watson of Archer; two sisters, Martha Agerton of Greensboro and Helen Powell of Gainesville; one brother, Joe F. Story of Moultrie, Ga.; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild
[Source:  Tallahassee Democrat dated November 28, 2008]

Wells, William E.

William E. (Junior) Wells, 80, of Quincy, died February 11, in Tallahassee. A native of Bainbridge, GA, he was a member of Santa Clara Baptist Church, retired from U.S. Air Force. Service was February 14, at Santa Clara Baptist Church, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Survivors include wife: Lizzie Lee Wells; daughters: Ruby Aileen Wells, Linnie Ruth Watson both of Gainesville, Lynette Wells of Quincy; 2 grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 15, 2001]

West, Robert Dexter

Robert Dexter West, 29, of Quincy, died May 2, 2009 in Tallahassee. Services were held May 9 at James A. Shanks Middle School, with burial in Williams Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Takisha West of Quincy; sons, Joel West and Jerimiah West, both of Quincy; father, Robert West, and mother, Alma West, both of Quincy; grandparents, Herschel Robinson, Robert West Sr. and Annie West, all of Quincy; and sister, NaTosha Clemons (Antonio) of Bristol, Va.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, May 19, 2009]

West, Walter "Buck", Jr.

Walter “Buck” West Jr., 70, of Quincy, died Dec. 15, 2009 in Tallahassee. Services were held Dec. 19 at St. Matthew PB Church with burial in St. Hebron Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Clara West of Quincy; daughter, Clarissa W. White (Headley) of Midway; brothers, Robert West Sr. (Annie Pearl) of Quincy and Earl West of Tallahassee; sister, Irene W. Quarterman of Quincy; and one grandchild.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 6, 2010]

Wester, Irene

Irene Wester, 68, of East Orange, NJ, died Tuesday, January 23, in East Orange, NJ. A native of Gadsden County, she was a member of Jehovah’s Witness. Interment at St. Paul Cemetery. She is survived by daughter: Geraldine Wester of East Orange, NJ; son: Lawrence Wester of Savannah, GA; daughter: Diane Jones of West Patterson, NJ; mother: Lena Byrd of Havana; sisters: Earnestine Johnson of Orlando, Corine Byrd of Havana, Mary L. Thomas of Quincy, Ira Jean Kirby of Tallahassee, Mildred Smith of Miami; brothers: Johnny L. Byrd of East Orange, NJ, Mack Byrd, Tyrone Byrd both of Havana; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
[Courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 1, 2001]

White, Eunice Johnson

Eunice Johnson White, 98, of Greensboro, died June 29, 2006 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were June 30 at First Baptist Church, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Thad White (wife Carolyn) of Greensboro, her daughters, Charlotte Folds (husband Jack) of Greensboro and Martha Ann Bailey (Husband B.M.) of Sawdust; a sister, Olive Black of Juniper, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, July 6, 2006]

White, Eva Bell

Eva Bell White, 53, of Tallahassee, died Nov. 19, 2009 at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Services were held Nov. 27 at Bradwell Mortuary Memorial Chapel in Quincy with burial following in the Greensboro Community Cemetery. She is survived by her mother, Eva Mae Chisolm; sisters, Sarah E. Nestor (Orrin) and Georgia Chisolm; brothers, Sonny White, Leroy Chisolm and Tyrone Chisolm; grandmother, Lillie Mae Blackshear; aunts, Hattie Blackshear, Sallie Hinson and Belinda B. George (Farris); and uncles, David Blackshear Jr. (Bobbie) and Zachariah Blackshear.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, December 9, 2009]

Whitfield, Christine Victoria

Christine Victoria Whitfield, 55, of Quincy, died Dec. 24, 2008 at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. She was born Sept. 1, 1953 in Quincy to the late Charity and Louis Whitfield, Sr. Funeral Services were held Jan. 3 at St. Jones (probably meant to be St. Johns) AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. She is survived by her sister, Patsy A. Whitfield of Quincy; nieces, Seleah Gainous of Quincy and Jessie Mae McMillian (Herschel) of Gretna; nephew, Patrick Gainous of Quincy; cousins Eula waler, Hordgest Neal and Charlie Pendleton, all of Quincy
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 1, 2008]

Wiggins, Mildred Margaret

Mildred Margaret Wiggins, 85, of Tallahassee, died Nov. 2, 2009. Services were held at First Baptist Church in Quincy Nov. 7 with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. She was a retired secretary for the state of Florida, and was born in Panama City on Dec. 23, 1923 to the union of Britt Adkinson of Panama City and Margaret Smith of Quincy. The family later moved to Gadsden County, where she lived most of her life. She later moved to Tallahassee and lived at Georgia Bell Apartments. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Wiggins, her parents and an infant brother. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Ann Glover (Joe) of Tyler, Texas; son, Britt Wiggins (Cindy) of Lima, Ohio; grandchildren, Suzanne Glover, and J.B. and Ashley Wiggins; great-grandchildren, Kiya and Chase Wiggins; sisters, Mary Helen Hewett of Huntsville, Ala. and Marshlea Rudd of Roxbury, N.Y.; brother, Britt Adkinson (Lorraine) of Loganville, Ga.; and numerous other family members and friends.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, November 18, 2009]

Wilcoxson, Brenda G.

Brenda Gibson Wilcoxson, 34, of Havana, died Thursday, January 4, in Tallahassee. A native of Gadsden County, she was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery. She is survived by husband: Hezekiah Wilcoxson of Havana; sons: Jermaine Gibson, Stepfon Richardson both of Havana; daughter: Ja’Condria Gibson of Havana; sisters: Phyllis Moore, Patricia Gibson, Mary Ann Gibson all of Havana, Martha Byles of Jacksonville; brothers: Charles Cromartie of Gainesville, Richard Gibson, Jr., Tony Gibson both of Havana, Eddie Gibson of Tallahassee.
[Courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 11, 2001]

Wilkerson, Kortney T.

Kortney T. Wilkerson, 18, of Tallahassee, died Sept. 1, 2009 in Tallahassee. Funeral services were held at Greater Tanner Chapel AME Church Sept. 5, with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. Survivors include mother, Amanda Hale of Tallahassee; father, Tony Wilkerson of Tallahassee; brother, Marquis Ellis of Tallahassee; grandmother, Patricia Bailey of Tallahassee; and grandfather, Oliver Hale Jr. of Quincy.br> [Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, September 15, 2009]

Wilkerson, Pat

Pat Wilkinson of Havana, Florida went to be with her beloved Lord on September 27, 2010, after an extended illness. Pat loved her Lord, her family and her country to the very end of this life and the beginning of her new life. Pat was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts on March 6, 1926. She was the daughter of Harmon Hallett and Madeline (Bagley) Hallett. She was preceded in death by sisters Virginia Manthey and Helen Kelley. She is survived by her brother Harmon Hallett and her sister Betty Philpot, both living in California. Pat was married to James Wilkinson for fifty-six years. For many of those years, they lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They later moved to Havana, Florida, and opened the Historical Bookshelf bookstore. James died in 2002. James and Pat raised nine loving children: Tracy (Mark) Trask, Leslie (Ron) Coleman, Kathy (Bob) Ferrell, Robert (Ruth) Wilkinson, Victoria Beck, Randi (Hank) St. Denis, Donald Wilkinson, Kelly (Keith) Ling, and Penelope (Paul) Harrison. Pat is survived by all nine of her children, 24 grandchildren, and seven (7) great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held October 2, 2010, at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church,in Tallahassee, Florida.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, October 8, 2010]

Williams, Donald

Donald Williams, 56, of Quincy, died July 26, 2006 in Tallahassee. Services Aug. 3 at Mt. Pilgrim PB Church, with burial at Camp Ground Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Williams of Quincy; his mother, Lottie Williams of Quincy; his father, Elijah Williams of Brookly, N.Y. and a stepson, De’Andrae Brown of Quincy.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, August 3, 2006]

Williams, Ellie Proctor

Ellie Proctor Williams, 88, born in Pine Grove, died July 2, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Services were held July 6, 2020, at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Pine Grove and interment was at the Pine Grove Cemetery. She is survived by a son-in-law, Alan Boring of Covington, GA; stepson, John Williams of Miami; grandsons, Derreck (Annette) Boring of El Paso, TX, Daren (Valerie) Boring of Covington, GA, John Williams, Jr., of Miami; sister, Elvie Proctor Peddie of Greensboro; sisters-in-laws, Veatrice Proctor of Greensboro, Ethel Rogers of Chattahoochee, FL; seven (7) great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Rogers Boring; and husbands, Reginald Walter Rogers and Larry Williams.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, July 9, 2010]

Williams, Ellis

Ellis Williams, 78, of Tallahassee, died April 26, 2010 in Tallahassee. Services were held May 8 at St. John PB Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Alice Williams of Tallahassee; son, Darell Williams of Midway; foster son, Anthony Johnson of Quincy; daughters, Patricia Yant (Gary) and Mary Smith, both of Tallahassee; foster daughters, Shamiria Murphy of Midway and Ashley Johnson of Douglas, Ga.; and four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, May 4, 1919]

Williams, Eva J.

Eva J. Williams, 92, of Quincy, died Nov. 29, 2009 in Tallahassee. Services were held Dec. 5 at St. John PB Church in Midway with burial in St. John Cemetery. Survivors include a nephew, Johnny Jeffrey of Midway; niece, Abigail Mobley of Miami; great nephew, Tarvis Jeffery of Tallahassee; and a host of other family members and friends.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, December 16, 2009]

Williams, Helen Marie

Age: 80
Died: June 1, 2008
Burial: Mount Zion AME Cemetery
Survivors: husband of 62 years, Robert Lee Williams, two daughters, Joyce M. Williams and Rosa Richardson; three sons, Robert Lee Williams Jr., Larry Williams and Craig Williams; and one sister, Cora Wilson
[Source: Tallahassee Democrat dated June 5, 2008]

Williams, Hosey, Jr.

Hosey Williams Jr. of Havana died May 13, 2009. Services were held May 23 at Mount Zion AME Church in Havana, with burial following in the church cemetery. Williams is survived by his children, Shawki, LaQuanda and Jamika Williams, all of Tallahassee and Hoserious Smith of Havana; brothers, James Williams (Lelia) of Midway, Moses Williams Sr. (Mildred) of Crawfordville, Henry Williams and Orlander Williams, both of Havana; sisters, Earnestine Hamilton of New Orleans, La., Lillie Mae Williams of Tallahassee, Jeanette Williams-Moten of Attapulgus, Ga. and Gloria Jean Williams of Havana; and six grandchildren, Farrio, Faith, Ja'Kyria, Xaria, Jalean and Makayla.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, June 2, 2009]

Williams, Jayden

Jayden Williams, 4 and a half months, of Mt. Pleasant, died Feb. 14, 2010 in Tallahassee. Services were held Feb. 20 at the St. Mary CME Church in Mt. Pleasant with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Imani, Vaughan of Mt. Pleasant; father, Antwan Williams of Chattahoochee; maternal grandmother, Shirley Vaughan of Mt. Pleasant; paternal grandparents, Consuela Robinson of Oak Grove and Amos Williams of Quincy; great-grandparents, Luther and Brenda Grice of Mt. Pleasant, Aggie Ziegler of St. Johns Community, Carmencita Stewart of Dinwiddie, Va. and Helen Robinson of Oak Grove; and great-great-grandmother, Mabel Bush of Oak Grove. Also, aunts, Takisha Butler (Antwan) of Tallahassee, Dominica Vaughan of Mt. Pleasant and Brittany Thomas of Oak Grove; godparents, Taya Turner of Mt. Pleasant and Levon Jackson of Chattahoochee; and a host of other family members and friends.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 24, 2010]

Williams, Joe Nathan, Jr.

Joe Nathan Williams, Jr., 47, of Quincy, died February 25, 2006. Graveside service was March 3 at Sunnyvale Cemetery.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 9, 2006]

Williams, John C.

John C. Williams, 77, of Quincy, died Feb. 21, 2010 in Tallahassee. Services were held Feb. 27 at Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven with burial in Greensboro Community Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Williams of Greensboro; sons, Cecil Williams and Ernest Williams, both of Greensboro, and David Wiliams (Stacy) of Orlando; daughters, Leslie Davis (John) of Greensboro, Linda Harris (Charles), Vera Murphy (James) and Mary Patton (Kenny), all of Quincy; brothers, Robert Williams, Jonny Mack Williams (Louise) and Johnny Dean Williams (Rene), all of Tallahassee, and Clarence Williams (Lottie) of Orlando; sister, Ethel Lee Williams of Tampa; and caregiver, Sabrina Smith (Robert) of Greensboro.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 3, 2010]

Williams, John Clarence "Lightning"

John Clarence “Lightning” Williams, 66, of Quincy, died Jan. 23, 2010 in Tallahassee. Services were held Jan. 30 at Arnett Chapel AME Church, with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lorna Williams of Greensboro; sons, Tyrone Williams of Quincy and Courtney Wade of Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Bridgett Britt of Quincy and Tanya Wade of Tacoma; brothers, Gary Brown of Lakeland, Louis Brown Jr. (Helen) of Clearmont and Theodis Brown (Marion) of Sorrento; aunts, Deloris Miller, Mattie Loe Strong and Vera Martin, all of Jacksonville; and stepchildren, Kareem Campbell, Anthony Campbell (Lakesha) and Michael Campbell (Samantha), all of Quincy, and Wanda Zackery (James) of Bainbridge, Ga.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 10, 2010]

Williams, Martha

Martha Williams, 91, died May 2, 2009 in Tallahassee. The service was held May 9, 2009 at St. James P.B. Church in the Scotland Community in Havana, with burial at the church cemetery. Survivors include, a sister, Mrs. Ola Williams Bush of Havana
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, May 15, 2009]

Williams, Nancy

Nancy Williams, 84, of Quincy, died Feb. 4, 2010 in Quincy. Services were held Feb. 13 at St. James AME Church with burial in Williams Cemetery. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Jeffcoat of East Orange, N.J., Barbara Wright (Nathan) and Virginia Davis, both of Quincy; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 10, 2010]

Williams, Ralph Warren

Ralph Warren Williams passed peacefully at his home to the arms of the Lord on April 29, 2010. Mr. Williams, age 66, has been a resident of Havana, Florida for 19 years. Originally from Boston, Georgia. Mr. Williams had lived in Tallahassee prior to moving to Havana. Mr. Williams graduated from Valdosta State College and served in the United States Army from 1969-1972. Although currently retired, he worked with his father for many years at the recycling facility in Tallahassee. He had also been a manager for Goodwill Industries as well as working at Tallahassee Communications and Ring Power Corp. Preceded in death by his father, Norphlet Ralph Williams and his mother, Mary Jones Williams, he is survived by his wife, Linda Williams; sister, Vonnie Lavender (and Hawk) of Burke, Virginia; son, Jason Williams of Melbourne, Florida; and four step children, Gary Brose (and Nicole) of Palm Coast, Florida, Terry Brose (and Lorene) of Waynesboro, Georgia, Tracy Mayer (and Troy) of Ocala, Florida and Tia Dodson (and Ike), also Ocala, Florida; as well as seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A memorial service and celebration of his life was May 16, 2010 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Havana, Florida where he had been a member for several years.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, May 7, 2010]

Williams, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Williams, 65, of Tallahassee, died March 22, 2006, at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. He was a native of Leon County. Funeral services were March 29 at Maranath Seventh Day Adventist Church, with burial at Southside Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Williams of Tallahassee; his sons, Robert L. Williams, Jr. of Miami, Micheal L. Williams of Miramar, Mario A. Williams of Tallahassee, Kelvin L. Williams of Detroit, MI, and Marcellious Williams of Tallahassee; his brothers, Frank Williams of Quincy, George Williams, James Williams and Larry Williams all of Tallahassee, Harry Williams of Sneads, Tyrone Williams of Augusta, GA and Samuel Williams of Tallahassee; his sisters, Kim Taylor of St. Petersburg and Barbara Porter of Tallahassee.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 31, 2006]

Williams, Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth Sandusky Williams, 93 of Havana, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011 at Harbor Chase Retirement Center in Tallahassee. Her funeral service was held at First Baptist Church of Havana, with the burial at Woodland Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 29, 1917 in Monticello, KY. the daughter of Cleo P. Sandusky and Mayme Coffey Sandusky. She later moved to Havana married William (W L) Williams, Jr. She taught school in Havana for more than 32 years until her retirement. She was a long-time active member of Havana First Baptist Church. She was also active in the Havana Garden Club, and a member of the Havana Bridge Club. Mrs. Williams is survived by her two sons, William (Bill) Williams, III of New York, NY and Phillip A. Williams of Havana, FL; sister, Katheryn Sandusky Morris of Tampa, FL ; brother, Carl Sandusky (wife Kathy) of Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law, Frances Williams of Havana; brother-in-law, Dick ( wife Faye ) Williams of Havana; sister-in-law, Rebecca Sandusky of Lakeland, FL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband William (W L) Williams, Jr.
[Obituary courtesy of The Havana Herald, January 13, 2011]

Williams, Shirley

Shirley Williams, 50, of Midway, died Feb. 20, 2010 in Tallahassee. Services were held Feb. 27 at Mt. Moriah PB Church with burial in St. John Cemetery. Survivors include her daughters, Angel Dickey of Midway and Elizabeth Pernell of Tallahassee; mother, Geneva Williams of Midway; brothers, James Arthur Williams (Pam) and Lionel Williams (Lynette), both of Midway; sisters, Fillice Lamb of Midway and Gloria Lawson of Hampton, Va.; and three grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 3, 2010]

Williams, Thomas, Jr.

Thomas Williams Jr., 83, of Quincy, died Jan. 2 in Tallahassee. Services were held Jan. 10 at St. James AME Church, with burial in Williams Cemetery. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Jeffcoat of East Orange, N.J., and Barbara Wright (Nathan) and Virginia Davis, both of Quincy; wife, Nancy Williams of Quincy; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 21, 2009]

Williams, Vernita Jackson

Vernita Jackson Williams, 70, of the St. John Community, died May 21, 2009 at home. She was an affiliate member of Highly Exalted Praise Ministries. Services were held May 30 at Highly Exalted Praise Ministries and she was interred in the St. John Church Cemetery. She is survived by her daughters, Doris Akins (Dennis) and Shelby Williams both of Quincy; granddaughter, De Shayla Graham of Quincy; brothers, Richard Davis (Melvina) of Greensboro, N.C., Robert Davis (Gayle), Raymond Davis, Lamont Davis and Tony Davis (LaCole), all of Scotch Plains, N.J.; uncles, David Thomas (Doris) and Robert Earl Allman both of Quincy; special niece, Denorice Allman of Norfolk, Va.; godsister, Gloria Outlas of Ft. Lauderdale, sister-in-law, Dorothy Williams of Nassau, Bahamas; brother -in-law, Dudley Williams; and many other friends and family members.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, June 10, 2009]

Wilson, Janet

Janet Wilson, 69, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 28, 2009 in Cincinnati. Funeral services were held May 5 at New Bethel AME Church, with burial in Campground Cemetery.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, May 13, 2009]

Wilson, Willie Mae

Willie Mae Wilson, 101, of Quincy, died March 21, 2006 in Tallahassee. Funeral services were March 26 at Arnett Chapel AME, with burial at St. Johns Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Florence Caldwell of Quincy, her granddaughter, Michelle Thompson (Troy) of Fredricksburg, VA and three great-grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 31, 2006]

Wilmberly, Karen Rudd

Karen Rudd Wimberley, 49, passed December 1, 2010 at her home in Providence Community. She was born August 4, 1961 in Gadsden County. Funeral services were held December 4, 2010, at the graveside at Providence Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Byron and Dorothy Barber Rudd of Providence; daughters, Adrianne (Aaron) Kautz of Tallahassee, Melissa (Ken) Stocks of Quincy; granddaughter, Addison Kautz of Tallahassee; brother, Kenneth Rudd of Hosford; sisters, Connie Rudd of Providence, Kathy Covington of Donalsonville, GA, Kimberley Barber of Tallahassee, Christa Brown of Madison, AL.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, December 9, 2010]

Wilson, Janet

Janet Wilson, 69, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 28, 2009 in Cincinnati. Funeral services were held May 5 at New Bethel AME Church, with burial in Campground Cemetery.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, May 13, 2009]

Winbush, John H.

John H. Winbush, 67, of Midway, died Jan. 30, 2009. Service were held Feb. 7, 2009 at Faith Temple of Jesus Christ in Quincy with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. He is survived by his children, Shirley Jackson, Gloria Winbush, Betty Tibb, Cathy Dawkins, Annie Winbush, Angela Winbush, Tina Winbush, Sabrina Winbush, Jessie Winbush, John H. Winbush Jr. and Tommy Winbush; brother, George Winbush; and sister, Betty Adkins Warren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 19, 2009]

Winbush, Mae Lizzie

Mae Lizzie Winbush, 76, of Gretna, died on August 21, 2006 at home. She was a native of Blakeley, GA, resident of Gretna for over 50 years, employed as a farm laborer and attended Tabernacle Church of Christ Written in Heaven. Graveside services August 26 at Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. She is survived by her husband, Otha Winbush, Sr. of Gretna; her sons, Willie Sol, Willie C. Winbush, John Lee Winbush and Willie Fred Winbush (Jeanette) all of Gretna and Otha Winbush, Jr. of Quincy; her daughters, Annie Jean Winbush (Curtis), Annette Winbush, Annie Doris Winbush (Donald Ash), Mary Ann Winbush, Helen Winbush (Tracy Jackson) all of Gretna, Lula Mae Smith (Ray Charles) of Quincy, and Rutha Bell Sol of St. Augustine; her sister, Ethel Taylor of St. Augustine; her brothers-in-law, Hilton Winbush (Mildred) and Curtis Winbush both of Gretna and Ulysses Winbush of Quincy; sisters-in-law, Willie Vera Rouse, Naomi Shirley and Emma Turner (Melvin) all of Gretna; 42 grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, August 25, 2006]

Winter Calvin A. "Bear"

Services were held April 1 at Dawson Street Baptist Church in Thomasville, Ga. Graveside services with military honors were held at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville, Ala. Honorary pallbearers were Easy Company comrades of the 160th Infantry of Korean War veterans. Born Oct. 14, 1929 in Greenville, Winter was the son of the late George F. and Ruth Winter. He earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in animal husbandry from Auburn University, where he lettered in baseball and football, and was a member of the ROTC. He then went on to serve in the Korean War, and was decorated for his service, earning a Silver Star award. He retired from the Army Reserves as a colonel and then as executive director of the Northwest Florida Water Management District. He was a business entrepreneur, and owned and operated two barbeque restaurants and catering services, and was the owner of Winter Angus Farm. He was a dedicated Florida State University and Auburn University athletic booster. He served in various capacities with the Florida Angus Association for more than 40 years, and was a lifelong member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officers Association, American Angus Association and American Legion. Winter also volunteered for more than 45 years with 4-H and the Future Farmers of America. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tallahassee for more than 40 years. He was a friend to many and a loyal supporter of the Lighthouse Children’s Home in Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Winter, sister, Sarah Nighswander, and his daughter, Marjorie L. Howell. Survivors include his children, Cynthia K Gorgoglione of St. Petersburg, Calvin A. “Sonny” Winter Jr. (Martha) of Thomasville, Vicki P. Sweeney (Herb) of Tallahassee, Lynn W. McElroy (Mark) of Tallahassee and Gregory S. Winter of Havana; grandchildren, Chad R. Smith (Jamalyne), Audra D. Smith, Samantha J. Singh (Sean), Priscilla R. Howell, Carl J. Allen, Jamie E. Mordenti, Douglas R. Winter, Jessica M. Howell, Benjamin L. Winter, Alexys, N. McElroy and Trevor W. McElroy; seven great-granchildren; and two nieces and nephews.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, April 6, 2010]

Wood, George

George Wood, 65, Quincy, died Sept. 5, 2009 at Lake Butler. He was a native of Gadsden County Graveside services were held Sept. 12 at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Survivors include his daughters, Andrea Jones and Terry Patten, both of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Andre’ Wood of Atlanta; brothers, Lova Wood of Meriden, Conn. and Willie J. Wood of Quincy; sisters, Barbara Smith of Daytona Beach, Annie Biske of Tallahassee and Clara Wood of Quincy; and six grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, September 27, 2009]

Wood, Michael Carl

Michael Carl “Pop” Wood, 44, of Quincy, died May 31, 2006 in Tallahassee. He was born February 9, 1962 in Quincy to the late Louis and Myrtle Wood. Funeral services June 10 at St. Stephens P.B. Church, with burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. Suvivors include his daughter, Ceria Wood of Quincy; his brothers, Henry Wood, Jonathan Wood, Larry Bullock and James Butler all of Quincy; his sisters, Annie Starling of Connecticut, Inez Cunningham of Arkansas, Naomi Brown of Maryland and Patricia Butler of Quincy.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, June 8, 2006]

Woodard, Eva

Eva Woodard, 79, of Quincy, died Aug. 25, 2009 in Tallahassee. Services were held Aug. 29 at Greenshade AME Church, with burial at Greenshade Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Reshard (James) of Tallahassee; sisters, Lucinda Haynes and Charlie Mae Weston, both of Quincy; and nine grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, September 8, 2009]

Woodward, William Davis

Age: 85
Died: February 25, 2008
Burial: Old Philadelphia Chruch Cememtery
Survivors: wife, Helen Smith Woodward of Quincy; sons and daughters-in-laws, George DuPont and Nonnie Munroe Woodward of Redding, California, and William Davis and Penny Willet Woodward of Lilburn, Ga.; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tracy, Nicole, Landon, and George Woodward, Jr.; brother, Sylvester Woodward of Quincy, Fla.; sisters, Fenton McLean Washburn of Jacksonville, Fla. and Laura Augusta Jordan of Tallahassee, Fla.
Predeceased by: parents, E. Perry and Leiland Davis Woodward, brothers Perry L. and Howard Woodward and sister, Margaret Woodward Adams
[Source: Tallahassee Democrat dated February 27, 2008]

Wooten, Linnie Ree

Linnie Ree Scott Wooten, 59, of Quincy, died May 17, 2009 in Tallahassee Services were held May 23 at Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church in Quincy with burial following in the Greensboro Community Cemetery in Greensboro. Survivors include her husband, David Lee Wooten Sr. of Quincy; sons, Terrance Devon Wooten (Perla) and David Lee Wooten Jr. (Melissa), both of Quincy; daughter, Lennice Wooten-Moore (Alexander) of Quincy; sisters, Katie Ruth Allen (John) of Quincy, Elouise Allen (Milford) of Atlanta, Ga. and Lillie Bell Allen (Elbert Lee) of Crestview; brothers, Allen Scott (Betty) of Ft. Myers, Winston and Ronald Scott both of Minnesota and Wayne Scott (Rose) of San Antonio, Texas; and four loving grandchildren.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, June 2, 2009]

World, Viola

Viola World, 108 of Quincy, died February 8, 2007 in Quincy. She was born June 16, 1899, in Columbus, GA, to John and Lucinda Jackson. She married Frank World in 1920, and retired in 1965 from Associated Linen Corporation in Jersey City, NJ; she moved to RiverChase in 2002. She also taught Sunday school for over 64 years; and was a member of Antioch MB Church. Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 11 at Antioch MB Church, and burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery. She is survived by a nephew, John Gordon (Mary) of Quincy and goddaughter, Mary Ann Brinson (Flanders) of Jersey City, NJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1927.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, February 15, 2007]

Wright, Clarence, Jr.

Clarence Wright Jr., 68, of Gretna, died Dec. 29, 2009 in Riverchase Care Center. Services were held Jan. 4 at Bradwell Mortuary Memorial Chapel in Quincy, with burial in the St. Paul Church Cemetery in Gretna. He is survived by his children, Sandra Wright, Burnell Wright and David Wright, all of Atlanta Ga., Kimberly Alford (Craig) of Fort Lee, Va., and LouWanna Wright of Fort. Bliss, Texas; father, Clarence Wright Sr. of Gretna; brothers, James Wright (Betty) of Bloomfield, Conn., Charlie Wright (Betty) of Homestead, King David (Mary) of Gretna, and Nathan Wright (Kathy) of Tallahassee; sisters, Betty Butler, Emma Lawrence and Antonia Hoover (Lamar), all of Tallahassee, Nadine Smith of Gretna, Nancy Wright of Hartford, Conn. and Margaret Hawkin (Ben) of Jacksonville.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, January 6, 2010]

Wright, Lizzie

Lizzie Wright, 88, of Quincy, died on March 3, 2006 in Tallahassee. Funeral service March 11 at Bradwell Mortuary Chapel, and burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. She is survived by her niece, Pollie Shorter of Quincy, and her nephew, Larry Leavette of Arlington, GA.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 9, 2006]

Wyatt, Dorothy Clair Bess

Dorothy Clair Bess Wyatt, A Child of God, died on December 3, 2010 after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis at her home in Havana, FL. Dorothy was born April 6, 1951, in Petaluma, CA to Willie Hubert and Hilda Mitchell Bess. She spent her childhood years as a GI brat living in California, Germany and Oklahoma, where she graduated from Midwest City High School, home of the Bombers, in 1969. She also was a graduate of the MWC School of Practical Nursing in 1970. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert (Bob) Harold Wyatt in 1970. Bob joined the Navy and they moved to Virginia where their son Daks Anthony Wyatt was born, at home, in 1972. After discharge from the Navy the family moved back to Norman, OK, and Dorothy began a long career in Psychiatric Nursing in the Oklahoma City area. Dorothy earned her Registered Nursing credentials around 1980 from the St. Anthony's Hospital Nursing Program. Her love of Psychiatry took her into the area of Psychiatric research at the University of Oklahoma, where she was co-author of several papers and reports. Dorothy's life was one of joy and tragedy, not always in equal shares. Her beloved husband Bob died unexpectedly from cardiac problems in 1992. The death of her mother came in 1993 after Dorothy had provided for her medical care for about five years. She continued her work and was again dealt a blow with the death of her son Daks Anthony in 2007 from complications to Diabetes. Dorothy had recently been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and was placed on disability that same year.Dorothy moved to Havana in 2008 to live ith her brother Bill and was rejuvenated by the small town contacts and friendliness she found there. She managed to become an integral part of the town for the first fifteen months in Havana, participating in planning a 5-K run, making suits for Mrs. Claus and moderating a circle of the Presbyterian Women. She also was a planner for her brother's wedding to Kathi, who became a member of the household in 2009. During this time she was being considered for a lung transplant at Shands Medical Center. But once again, Dorothy's health took a turn for the worse and she was hospitalized several times in the last six months of her life. She was always upbeat around others and had a very dry sense of humor. She enjoyed visits from her friends, especially David Pyle who would come to the house and watch wrestling with her. They attended a local Senior's Prom about six months before her death. The family gives thanks to David for being a special friend to Dorothy.Dorothy is survived by her brother, The Reverend George William (Bill) and Kathi Rowe Bess of Havana; her sister Mary Elizabeth Bess Selby and William (Tom) Selby of League City, TX; neice Kendra Renee and Gregg Orndorff of Albuquerque, NM; nephew Scott William and Christian Bess of Denver, CO; niece, Lisha Nicole Abbey of Norman, OK; and niece, Lauren Renee Abbey of San Antonio, TX. Grand niece and nephews include: Bradley Daks Orndorff, Kayla Nicole Orndorff, and Tristen Scott Orndorff, all of Albuquerque, NM, and Michael William Bess, and Matthew Christopher Bess of Denver, CO. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Willie and Hilda Bess; husband, Bob Wyatt; and son, Daks Wyatt. Memorial Services were December 9, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church of Havana.
[Obituary courtesy of the Havana Herald, December 10, 2010]

Wynn, Christopher Jacob

Christopher Jacob Wynn, 33, died March 3, 2006. Funeral service March 11 at New Zion AME Church, and burial in Charitable Pallbearers Cemetery.
[Obituary courtesy of The Gadsden County Times, March 9, 2006]