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October 29, 2010

Obituaries for October 27, 2010

Live Oak — Cecil Suggs

January 12, 1924-October 23, 2010

Cecil Suggs, 86, of Hatch Bend, Fla. passed away at North Florida Regional Hospital, Saturday, October 23, 2010 of a short illness. Mr Suggs was born in Manatee, Fla. on January 12, 1924 to parents Tink and Ida Mae Suggs and attended Walker Creek Country School in Hatch Bend. He lived the majority of his life in Hatch Bend after retiring a Senior Master Sergeant with 26 years of service in the United States Air Force. He also worked as a vocational instructor at Cross City Correctional Institute after retirement.

Mr. Suggs is survived by his British born wife of 65 years, Joyce Suggs, Hatch Bend, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Mosley (Frank), Hatch Bend, Fla. and Christine Ratliff (Randy), Live Oak, Fla.; two sons, Roger Clifton (Ruth), Hatch Bend, Fla. and Robbie Suggs (Donna), Hatch Bend, Fla.; one sister, Kathleen Bacon, Starke, Fla.; two brothers, Paul Suggs (Pansey), Archer, Fla. and Freeman Suggs, Sarasota, Fla.; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Cecil enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially enjoyed time outdoors on his John Deere tractor. Services for Mr. Suggs were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Hatch Bend Baptist Church with Rev. A.B. Suggs and Rev. Paul Coleman officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or the Hatch Bend Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. in charge of all arrangements.

Ruth Lamb Alderman

May 20, 1916-October 23, 2010

Ruth Lamb Alderman, age 94, of Live Oak, Fla., a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Lake City, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 20, 1916, to John Lamb and Flossie Rich Lamb in Fort Green, Florida.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. (Bobby) Alderman; son Donald Alderman; parents and three sisters.  She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Perry who was her faithful, loving and kind caretaker in recent years and Carolyn Skeen (Gene) Live Oak, Fla.; grandchildren Robert Skeen (Diane) of Live Oak, Fla.; Jennifer Ferguson (Scott) of Opp, Ala.; Connie Bank (Lou) of Chicago, Ill.; Brian Perry (Tricia) of Charlotte, N.C.; step-grandson Rex Perry (Lori) of Lakeland, Fla.; and ten great-grandchildren.

Ruth loved her family and her church and has shown many acts of kindness to others.  She faithfully served her Lord and was a long-time member of Southside Baptist Church in Lakeland, Fla., before moving to Live Oak where she was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  She will be greatly missed, yet her family and loved ones are comforted and blessed by God’s precious gift of our memories of her.

Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010, with Dr. Bill Wood officiating.  Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior, from 9:30-10 a.m.  Burial will take place at Live Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Florida Baptist Children’s Home, c/o Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. in charge of all arrangements.

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