Live Oak —
Lt. Col. Ralph H. Lewis
September 10, 1920 -
September 22, 2010
Lt. Col. Ralph H. Lewis, USMC, Retired, age 90, an Officer and a Gentleman, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 22, 2010 at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Matawan, N.J. on September 10, 1920.
Colonel Lewis served in World War II as a pilot in the South Pacific, Okinawa, Korea, Viet Nam, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Haiti. He participated in the following campaigns; Guadalcanal, Munda, Eastern Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Northern Solomon Islands and Bismarck Archipelago. Colonel Lewis was in the first part of the Korean War, flying into action off of the U.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was also the Commander of the Second Battalion First Marines in the early stages of the Viet Nam War. Col. Lewis was stationed at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, Jacksonville, N.C. as Commanding Officer of the 2nd Tank Battalion when he retired from the Marine Corps in December 1966. He was highly decorated, including receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Upon his retirement he moved to Gainesville, Fla. with his wife Eloise and his daughter Dee and began his employment with the University of Florida in Gainesville. Mr. Lewis was employed as Assistant Director of Career Placement as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Sociology Department.
Mr. Lewis was a lifetime member of the Edward R. Rowe Masonic Lodge # 374, where he served as Worshipful Master for two years, and was also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge #44, where he served as Worthy Patron for two years. He was also a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League, where he served as Judge Advocate for several terms. Col. Lewis was preceded in death by his daughter De Loura Dae Lewis Harrison, and earlier this month by his loving wife of 67 years, Helen Eloise Dorsett Lewis. Uncle Ralph is survived by his grandson Brett Harrison of San Francisco, Cal., family and a host of loyal friends.
There was a visitation at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday September 24, 2010. Interment will follow at 2 p.m., with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361
Roslyn Kay Scarborough
September 20, 2010
The world lost a gentle and caring soul on September 20, 2010. Roslyn Kay Scarborough died suddenly of unknown causes in her home. She was a proud native of Tennessee, her family heritage dating back over four hundred years. She carried her roots with her everywhere and spoke with an unmistakable Tennessee drawl. She moved with her family to Live Oak, Fla. in the 1950s, and graduated from Suwannee High School with the class of 1958. She is survived by her four sons, Keith Scarborough (Melbourne), Steve Scarborough (Lake City), Brad Scarborough (wife Amanda) and Larry Scarborough (both of Live Oak); three brothers, Harlee Leming (wife Ruth of Live Oak), Donald Leming (wife Linda), Bob Leming (wife Mary) both of Talbott, Tenn. She was most importantly the devoted grandmother and constant companion of her beloved grandson Alex Scarborough (Brad & Amanda).
"MiMi" was a life long lover of animals and requested in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Suwannee County Animal Shelter 11150 144th St. McAlpin, FL 32062, 386-208-0072.
Funeral arrangements are with Daniels of Live Oak and the service will be officiated by Pastor Mathew Barker. A viewing was held Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. The funeral will be the following day, Friday, Sept. 24 at 4 pm in the chapel at Daniels, interment to follow at Live Oak Cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, Fla. in charge of arrangements
Donald E. Welsh
February 18, 1948 -
September 19, 2010
Donald E. Welsh, 62, McAlpin, Fla. passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010 in his home after a long illness. The Hialeah, Fla. native moved to McAlpin, Fla. in 1992 from Ft. Knox, Ky. Mr. Welsh was the owner/operator of Welsh Appliance Repair for 10 years, a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Era and Operation Dessert Storm and a member of the First Baptist Church, Branford, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joan A. Welsh, McAlpin, Fla.; his mother, Marion Moss, McAlpin, Fla.; two daughters, Karen Kraszewski, McAlpin, Fla. and Katherine Welsh, Live Oak, Fla.; one son, Daniel Thompson, Miami, Fla.; three brothers, Clifford Welsh, Massachusetts, James Welsh, Melbourne, Fla. and Bill Welsh, California; and five grandchildren, Philip, Allison, Lillian, Jacob and Avelynn.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the First Baptist Church, Branford, Fla. with Rev. Eddie Blalock and Gordon Keller officiating.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. in charge of all arrangements
Chelle Marshall Nickerson
March 17, 1939 -
September 20, 2010
Chelle Marshall Nickerson, 71, of Dowling Park, Florida, died on September 20, 2010, after three years of declining health. She was born on March 17, 1939, in Bellingham, Washington, to Carol and W. Dale Marshall.
Chelle is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bill Nickerson, daughter Dr. Debra Nickerson, son Kirby Nickerson and his spouse Laura, grandchildren Sydney, Trevor and Justin, as well as her brother Gary Marshall.
Chelle graduated from Bellingham High School in 1957. She met her husband Bill at Aurora College in Aurora, Ill. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 1961, she and Bill married on July 15, 1961, and moved to Dowling Park, Fla., where she taught high school English at Suwannee High School. Shortly thereafter, they returned to Illinois where her husband worked for admissions at Aurora College. Subsequently, they founded a Service Master business in Portland, Maine. They resided in Maine and raised their family there. In 1996, they returned to Dowling Park, where they lived in semi-retirement. She worked in The Village Attic, their storage locker business.
Throughout the years, Chelle continued to love the land of her birth, Washington State. She and her husband returned there on an annual basis to visit Mount Baker, Lake Whatcom and Birch Bay beaches. She was a lifelong Advent Christian, and was a member of Bixler Memorial Advent Christian Church at Dowling Park. She was an amateur photographer, cat lover, agate hunter, avid tennis fan and oil painting enthusiast. All who knew her appreciated her quick laugh and mischievous sense of humor. She will be missed.A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Bixler Memorial Church in Dowling Park, Fla. Memorial donations may be made to the Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, FL 32064.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. in charge of all arrangements.
September 19, 2010
Bryant Jerkins, 35, Live Oak, Fla. passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak and Branford, Fla. is in charge of all arrangements.
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