Shirley Eva Reed
Aug. 20, 1945-April 12, 2012
Shirley Eva Reed, 66, of Branford, Fla., passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Reed was born in Meriden, Connecticut on Aug. 20, 1945 to the late Ernest O. Williams and Marion Rose Williams. She has lived in Branford since 1989 after moving from Kansas. She worked in the deli of the Suwannee Swifty. In her spare time, she enjoyed ceramics, needlework and scrollwork.
Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband of 45 years, Albert Reed Jr. of Branford, Fla., (2) sons; Albert Reed III and wife Jody of Indiana, and Mark Reed of Mayo, Fla., (1) daughter; Laura Tilley and husband Chuck of Branford, Fla., (1) brother; George E. Williams of Connecticut, (6) grandchildren and (1) great-grandchild.
Joe P. Burns Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. No services are planned at this time.
You may sign the guestbook at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com.
Tom Lashley Sr.
Aug. 3, 1941-April 7, 2012
Tom Lashley Sr. was a retired former farmer, insurance agent, painter and multi-term school board member for Suwannee County. He lived his entire life (except for two years in gainesville), in Live Oak, Florida, and was extremely proud of his community and family. He was a devout Christian and loving father to his wife, three children, and nine grand-children. Hobbies included reading, talking, and spending time with family. He spent many hours at nursing homes, and always tried to attend funerals, because he was worried that not enough people would show up for the deceased and their families. He believed strongly in America and its values, and in its ability to be the "light on the hill" for the world. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. Heaven gained a good man on April 7, 2012. Mr. Lashley is survived by his wife of 46 years: Jean Lashley, Live Oak, Fla.; three sons: Tom & Dana Lashley Jr., Mayo, Fla., Clint & Wendy Lashley, Live Oak, Fla., Brad & Alicia Lashley, Panama City, Fla. and nine grandchildren. Services were held at Tiger Lake Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Melvin Owens officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.
April 16, 2012
Lyndal Grohman, 76, of Gainesville, passed away April 16, 2012 at Shands at the University of Florida. Lyndal was born in Mayo and served in the U.S. Air Force. She later retired from the Malcom Randall V.A. Medical Center in Food Services.
She is survived by her Foster Sister, Jeanette Winburn Brown of Zebulon, N.C., nephews Clinton Croft (Fran) of Newberry, Leon Croft of Mayo, and Kenneth Croft of Gainesville, and great niece, Cathy Lyn Lyon.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL. Burial will follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park East, Military Garden of Honor. Visitation will be held one hour prior from 12-1 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528. Please sign the guestbook at www.forestmeadowsfh.com.
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.