Suwannee Democrat

January 18, 2006

Obituaries 1/18/06


Geraldine F.

“Gerrie” Hale

Geraldine F. “Gerrie” Hale, 76, of Live Oak, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006 in her home. She moved to Live Oak from Beaumont, Texas in 1946, was the owner/bookkeeper of Hale’s Minit Market and Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts in Live Oak. Hale was a member of Live Oak Garden Club, Live Oak Woman’s Club amd was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. She also served on the board of Suwannee Valley Historical Society.

Survivors include her daughter, Teresa (William) Davis of Live Oak; two sons, John C. (Sharon) Hale and William Don (Rhonda) Hale, both of Live Oak; one sister, June (Jim) Roberts of Leander, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Hale.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Westwood Baptist Church, Live Oak, with the Rev. Everett Williamson and the Rev. Robert Bass officiating. Interment will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.

Daniels Funeral Homes, Inc. of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.



Isaac R. Teagle Jr.

Isaac R. Teagle Jr., 92, of Live Oak, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 in Shands at Live Oak. The Monticello native lived in Live Oak since 1938, retired after 37 years with Seaboard Coastline Railroad as a truck driver, followed by a five year employment with the Florida Highway Patrol, was a member of Barrett Masonic Lodge No. 43 F&AM;, Live Oak and was a member and past ruling elder at Community Presbyterian Church, Live Oak.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Teagle of Live Oak; one son, John F. (Janice) Teagle of Jacksonville; one sister, Ethel Kellam of Wildwood; one brother, Reuben Teagle of Wildwood; two grandchildren, Alan Boyle and Clay Teagle; two great-grandchildren, David and Devin Boyle.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, at Community Presbyterian Church, Live Oak, with the Rev. Randy Wilding officiating. Interment followed in Live Oak Cemetery.

Daniels Funeral Homes, Inc. of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.



Greta Elizabeth “Auntie Did” Gilmore

Greta Elizabeth “Auntie Did” Gilmore, 85, of Live Oak, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 in Kindred Hospital, Green Cove Springs. The St. John, New Brunswick, Canada native moved to Live Oak 15 years ago from Weymouth, Mass. where she lived for many years. Gilmore was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Donald H. Gilmore and her parents, Wilder C. and Mary V. (Gamblin) Goodwin.

She attended Boston University, was a member of First Baptist Church of Wollaston, Quincy, Mass. and attended Community Presbyterian Church, Live Oak. Gilmore was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Mayflower Chapter No. 65, East Weymouth, Mass. and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit, Suwannee No. 126. She and husband, Donald, were active in the South Shore Chapter of DeMolay DAD, Both had a passion for helping young people achieve important life skills for rich and rewarding lives.

Survivors include one sister, Alice M. Collins and husband Donald O. Collins of Barre, Vt.; nieces, Judith Jones and husband Stephen Jones of Washington, Vt., Louise Collins of Ashfield, Mass., Diane Gage and husband Leland Gage of Akron, Penn. and Margery Collins of Plainsfield, V.; nephew, Stanley Mascotte and wife Michele Mascotte of Palm Coast; special family members, Meredith and Lewis Walters of Live Oak; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, at Community Presbyterian Church, Live Oak, with Pastor Randy Wilding officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Community Presbyterian Church, 830 Pinewood St., SW, Live Oak, FL 32064.

Daniels Funeral Homes, Inc. of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.



William E. Yott

William E. Yott, 76, of Live Oak, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 suddenly at his residence. He resided in Live Oak for 19 years moving from Ft. Lauderdale, was a native of Beech Grove, Ind., worked for Southern Bell Telephone for 36 years in Ft. Lauderdale. Yott was a member of American Legion and Telephone Pioneers of America, both in Ft. Lauderdale and was of Catholic faith.

Survivors include his two sons, Tracy E. Yott of Newark, Calif. and Ross M. Yott of Live Oak; two daughters, Renee E. Bowman of Mims and Leah M. Yott of Hampton, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Live Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Florida Hospice or any charitable organization.

Daniels Funeral Homes, Inc. of Live Oak was in charge of all arrangements.



Randy Elizabeth Nettles

Randy Elizabeth Nettles, 79, a native and longtime former resident of Mayo, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 in Perry. She had moved to Live Oak several years ago, was a homemaker and of Protestant faith.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Clarence Nettles of Live Oak; four sons, Charles H. McIntosh Jr. and wife Sue of Sanford; Arthur McIntosh and wife Pat of Live Oak; Charles Thomas and wife Dawn of Debary and Junior Lawson of Madison; four daughters, Liz Applegarth and husband Lee of Poyen, Ark., Candy Perry and husband Raymond of Lee, Sandra Hinchcliff and husband Brian of Live Oak and Aliene Harris and husband Jay of Live Oak; three brothers, Hubert Lawson and wife Mildred of Sneeds, Marvin Lawson and wife Edwina and James Lawson and wife Shirley, all of Mayo; one sister, Doris Scott of Chattahoochee; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 15, at Burns Morgan Memorial Chapel in Mayo. Interment followed at Wayfare Cemetery.

Joe P. Burns Funeral Home of Mayo was in charge of all arrangements.



Cora “Ellen” Touchton

Cora “Ellen” Touchton, 70, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 in Shands at Lake Shore, Lake City after an extended illness. The native of Houston, just outside Live Oak, had lived in Live Oak most of her life and was a member of Live Oak Christian Church. She loved to spend her time tending to her plants, catching fish, reading a good book and being involved with all kinds of crafts.

Survivors include her son, Carl (Tammy) Clayton of Live Oak; six step-sons, Gene (Janet) Touchton, Rod (Robin) Touchton and Jan (Sarah) Touchton, all of Live Oak, Jim Touchton and Robert Touchton, both of Jacksonville and Tim (Susan) Touchton of Crystal River; one step-daughter, Cher (Mack) Robinson of O’Brien; seven grand-children, 18 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 27 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, in Live Oak Christian Church with the Rev. Wilford Minton officiating.

Harris Funeral Home of Live Oak was in charge of all arrangements.