Suwannee Democrat


February 5, 2014

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries- Feb. 5, 2014

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Benita Lynn Royals Robertson

Nov. 4, 1963 - Jan. 30, 2014

Benita Lynn Royals Robertson, 50, of Lake City, passed away on Thursday evening Jan. 30, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center after a sudden illness. 
Benita was born in Suwannee County on Nov. 4, 1963 to Gloria Roberts Royals and the late Delmar Royals. Benita was a graduate of Suwannee High School class of 1983 and was a Clinical Nutritionist with RMC until ill health forced her to retire. Benita loved to go hunting, fishing, being outdoors and boating; she especially enjoyed going on picnics. Benita was a life-long resident of Suwannee and Columbia County and was of the Christian faith. 
Mrs. Benita is survived by her loving husband of 22 years: Robert Ray Robertson, Jr. of Lake City; daughter: Rae-Ann Robertson of Lake City; mother: Gloria Royals of Wellborn; brother: Delmar Royals, Jr. of Wellborn and mother and father-in-law: Robert Ray & Sue Robertson of Lake City. Numerous other nieces; nephews; and other family members and friends also survive. 
Graveside funeral services for Benita was conducted on Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Scott Cemetery with Rev. Howard Thomas officiating. Interment followed. The family received friends on Monday evening Feb. 3, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements were under the direction and care of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, 458 S. Marion Ave, Lake City, Fla., 32025. Please sign the online guestbook at
Jimmy Tucker

Oct. 19, 1933 - Jan. 31, 2014

Jimmy Tucker, age 80 of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Friday, 
 Jan. 31, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, Fla. following a lengthy illness.  
Jimmy was a native and life long resident of Suwannee County.  Jim served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Tarawa and U.S.S. Coral Sea.  He had nine years of safe driving and he received 2, One Million Mile safe driving awards during his truck driving years. In his spare time he loved to farm.  He was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church.

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