Ercel Anderson Camp
Dec. 18, 1918 - April 15, 2012
Ercel Anderson Camp passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at her residence in Jasper, Fla. She was 93-years-old at the time of her death. She was born in Lane, South Dakota on Dec. 18, 1918, to Oliver Wendell Anderson and Delia Wheeler Anderson. Her parents and her brothers, Oliver, Lloyd, Elwood and Dewey Anderson pre-deceased her. Her beloved husband, John Council (Buddy) Camp, of Jasper, Fla., passed away on Jan. 23, 2008. They were married in 1939 and shared their lives together for 67 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Sally C. Moritz, Valdosta, Ga., Ellen C. Batcheldor (Dr. George D.), Taylors, S.C., Ann C. Roberts (Pete), Marietta, Ga., and Bette C. Conine (Jim) Kennesaw, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Julie Ann Moritz Hubner, (Doug), Beth Moritz Howell (Mark), Jud Moritz (Anna), Jennifer Batcheldor Rexford, (Cory), Amy Batcheldor Brockwell (Jeff), Beth Batcheldor, Camp Roberts (Sherrie), Suzanne Roberts Perce (Shawn), Jamie Conine, and Ben Conine (Brittney); 14 great-grandchildren; Trey Hubner, Sally Hubner, Adrian Howell, Sarah Ann Howell, Wilkin Moritz, Sydney Rexford, Cole Rexford, Molly Brockwell, Carson Brockwell, Brooke Roberts, Connor Roberts, Talory Perce, Kate Perce, and Jack Perce. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Sara Camp Abel, Charlotte, N.C.
This remarkable and gracious lady will be greatly missed by those whose lives she has touched. Her family and friends will remember her as a loving wife, a dear mother, an “electric grandmother", and a dear friend. She was a devoted mother and created many wonderful memories for her family. She will be remembered by her family for her steadfast love and loyalty, her fun loving personality, her wonderful cooking skills, her beautiful smile, and for the fact that she never raised her voice! She earned and enjoyed the love and respect of all those whose lives she brightened.
Ercel graduated from Pasco High School in Dade City, Fla. She attended Florida State University and was awarded a teaching certificate. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity. Her first teaching job was in White Springs, Fla. While teaching school in White Springs, she met and married John C. (Buddy) Camp. She lived with her family in White Springs, Suwannee Springs, and in 1956 moved to Jasper, Fla. where she resided for the rest of her life.
Ercel was an avid Gator fan who for years followed them to both home and away games. She spent her summers at her mountain home located in Land Harbor, N.C. She and Buddy traveled throughout the United States in the family motor home. She was a wonderful bridge player. She was a charter member of the Ladies Golf Association at the Hamilton County Country Club. She won the Ladies Championship Golf Tournament at Land Harbor Club when she was in her late 70s. She was a member of the Jasper First Baptist Church.
Ercel was fortunate to have dedicated care givers which provided her with and the opportunity to live in the comfort of her own home. The family would like to sincerely thank Martha Morgan, Kathy Boone, Alma Paul, Rhonda Chapman, and Marcella Temple for taking such wonderful care of our precious mother.
Services were held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Riverside Cemetery with Pastor Justin Young officiating.
Memorial contributions in Ercel's honor may be made to the charity of your choice or Haven Hospice 6037 US Hwy 90 W, Lake City, FL 32055.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred T. Smith
April 15, 2012
Mildred T. Smith passed away April 15, 2012 at Shands University of Florida Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. Cooks & Cooper Funeral Home, Madison, Florida in charge of arrangements. 162 SW Third Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. 850-973-6666.