Suwannee Democrat


July 8, 2014

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries- July 9, 2014

Live Oak —

Florrie Lee Edwards Adams Jernigan


July 5, 2014


Florrie Lee Edwards Adams Jernigan,105, of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 in the Surrey Place Care Center, Live Oak, Fla. The White Springs, Fla. native moved to Live Oak in 1946 from Hamilton County, Fla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Live Oak, Fla. and a Honorary life member of the Women’s Club and Garden Club both of Live Oak, Fla.  

Mrs. Jernigan is survived by six grandchildren: Warren Adams Jernigan, Live Oak, Glenn Lee Jernigan, Live Oak, Clifford Murrell Jernigan, Live Oak, Sallie Jernigan McCrimmons, Live Oak, Jeff Jernigan, Tallahassee and Julie Anne Jernigan, Tallahassee; Fifteen great grandchildren and fifteen great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday July 7, 2014 in the Daniels Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in the Live Oak Cemetery.

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

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Joel Oneal Boatright


July 2, 2014


Joel Oneal Boatright, 71, of Valdosta, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 following an accident. Born in Lake City, Fla. to the late Jasper Oneal & Cornelia Marable Boatright, he had lived in this area for the past 50 years. Mr. Boatright grew up in Mayo, Fla. and graduated from Mayo High School in 1960, he went on to graduate from North Florida Junior College. He then came to Valdosta and graduated from Valdosta State College (now VSU) with his BA degree before achieving his Master’s Degree in Theatre and Theatrical History from the University of Georgia. While at VSU, he pursued his Doctoral Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Following graduation, Mr. Boatright returned to Valdosta State College and began a teaching career in Communication Arts and Theatre that would span 30 years. Following his retirement in 1996, he continued to teach part time at Georgia Military College and VSU while he was developing a new venture- Boatright Service Contracting, which continued until the present. Mr. Boatright was a true outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed activities such as boating and shooting, as a member of Little River Sportsman’s Association and the NRA. He was also an avid hunter and a member of the Little River Hunting Club and a life member of Ducks Unlimited. Riding motorcycles and paintball wars with family and friends were also activities he enjoyed. 

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