Live Oak —
Exolona Sims Jones
Oct. 1, 2012
Exolona Sims Jones age 98, a resident of Cherry Laurel Retirement Center of Tallahassee, Fla. and formerly from Branford, Fla. for 87 years, was reunited with her Lord on Oct. 1, 2012. Mrs. Jones was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Branford, Fla., and former President of the Branford Woman’s Club and a long time member of the Eastern Star. She was married to Fred Wesley Jones for 47 years and was his loving helper in his various businesses until his death in 1983. Her favorite hobby was crocheting and she made hundreds of baby caps and lap robes for various hospitals. She was the daughter of Alex and Ebbie Sims and was one of 7 children. Survivors include her daughters: Marilyn Jones Williams and her husband, Charles D. Williams, of Tallahassee, Hilda Jones Lewis of Houston, TX; her brother, Leon Sims and his wife, Miriam Edwards Sims of Tallahassee; sister: Leota Sims Fletcher of Branford, Fla.; five grandchildren: Charles D. Williams, III, Charleston, SC, Cherie Gayle Williams, Jacksonville, Fla., Wesley Lewis Williams, Atlanta, GA, Kelly Lewis Martin, Houston, TX, Paige Lewis Reid, Houston, TX; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Brantley Sims of Lakeland, Fla. and three sisters: Leona Gunter, Thelma Cheney Fletcher of Branford, Fla. and Clara Faye Cribbs of Tallahassee, Fla. Grave side services will be held Friday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Branford, Fla. with a Celebration of her life immediately following at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Branford. All arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Florida Baptist Children’s Home in Tallahassee, Fla. or First Baptist Church of Branford, Fla. 32008.
Sept. 29, 2012
S aione T. Williams age 33, of Live Oak, Fla, passed away Sept. 29, 2012 in Mayo, Fla., unexpectedly. Funeral services will be Oct. 6, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Triumph The Church and Kingdom of God in Christ Church, with the Interment to follow in the Live Oak Cemetery. Mr. Williams will be placed in the Church on Sat. at 11:30 a.m., to lie in state until the funeral hour. The family will begin receiving friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Triumph The Church and Kingdom of God In Christ Church. Final rites entrusted to: Trinity Funeral Home of Perry, Inc. (850) 584-9620, Anthony M. White, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer.
Mamie Louise Jennings Johnson
Sept. 9, 1943
Sept. 30, 2012
Mamie Louise Jennings Johnson, age 69 passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at her home after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Otha Jennings and Mrs. Alice Franklin Jennings. She was a member of New Grove National Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from New Douglas High School in 1961. She was a faithful employee of the K-Mart store.
Mother Jennings leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted husband Mr. Eddie James Johnson of Live Oak, Fla. Ten children: Katrina Walker (Elmo) Live Oak, Fla. Melonease (Alfred) Hart, Statesboro, Ga.; Phylisa Johnson, Midway, Fla.; Brenda (Fred) Cooks, Panama City, Fla.; Eddie (Tiashara) Johnson Jr., Crawfordville, Fla.; Chevett (Lonnie Sr) Underwood, Lake City, Fla., Jerel Johnson Sr., Tallahassee, Fla., Tanya (Michael) Jackson, Keith Johnson and Antonio Johnson, Live Oak, Fla. One brother Roy Lee (Ruby) Jennings, Live Oak, Fla. Twenty four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates and friends.
The family will meet and greet friends, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Bennie Thomas Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at New Grove National Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Thomas Jefferson Pastor Officiating.
Bennie Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.
Samuel Martin Randolph
Oct. 28, 1939
Oct. 03, 2012
S amuel Martin Randolph went to be with his Lord and Savior on, Oct. 03, 2012. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Washington Pa to Charles and Amy (Rizor) Randolph who preceded him in death along with 13 brothers and sisters. He is survived by wife of 44 years Myra (Shetler)Randolph. Five children; daughter Rhonda (Bob) Bright of Columbus, Ohio. son Sam Jr. of Jasper, Fla. son Brian C. (Dawn) of Arcadia, Fla. daughters Brenda, (Tony) Sabata of Arcadia, Fla. and Barbara (John) Burke of Sarasota, Fla. Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Howard, Indianapolis, IN. Shannon, Washington, PA. and Paul of St. Petersburg Fla. Many, Many nieces and nephews.
Sam was a member of Bayshore Mennonite Church in Sarasota, Fla. for 35 years and the Suwannee Station Baptist Church of Live Oak for past five years. He came to know the Lord in 1971 after a bad car accident. His body was battered and broken but he had a very strong spirit and would not submit to failure and he realized the Lord had given him a second chance. He worked for many years with masonary, laying block and pouring driveways. He went to work for Sarasota County Parks and Rec. dept. in 1974 building walk overs and shelters for the many beaches and tennis courts around the county, building county buildings and was faithful employee for 30 yrs. when he retired in 2004 to Live Oak, Fla. where he built his dream home. He loved football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was devoted to his family and tried to help all who needed a helping hand along life's road by finding them jobs, giving them a place to live while they got on their feet. He continues to give by donating his body to Medcure for future study.
The Family asks instead of Flowers please donate in his name to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast , Suwannee Station Baptist Church or St Jude Hospital.
Sam to those he loves:
When I am gone, just release me and let me go, so I can be with My Lord. You mustn't tie me down with your tears. Let's be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you've given me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled on alone. So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust. It's only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. When you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and a WELCOME HOME.... A celebration of his life will be held at the SSBC
Oct. 10, 1914
Oct. 3, 2012
E.V. Stormant, of White Springs, Fla. passed away early on Oct. 3, 2012 at the age of 97. He was born on Oct. 10, 1914 in White Springs, Fla. to the late Edmond and Addie Lee Stormant. E.V. worked full time as an Agricultural Inspector with the State of Florida Department of Agriculture. Following his retirement at age 65, he enjoyed farming, raising livestock and holding an annual “cane grinding and syrup making” event on his small farm located about one mile from his birthplace. Mr. Stormant held himself to a high moral standard and expected the same of others. He was well respected on his job, in his community and in his church. He served an eight year term on the Hamilton County School Board during a pivotal time in Hamilton County. Mr. E.V. was concerned about the students and the future of White Springs, Jasper and Jennings. Mr. Stormant was also an active member at Longbranch Congregational Methodist Church. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Marion Cox and a grandson, Jason Harrell.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Doris Williams Stormant; three sons, Ted Wayne Stormant (Phyllis), Ft. White, Fla., John Francis Stormant (Susan), Alachua, Fla., and Charlie Vernon Stormant (Donna), Douglas, Ga.; two daughters, Linda Ellen Tomlinson, Lake City, Fla. and Judith Elaine Harrell, Alachua, Fla.; one brother, Willie Stormant, Weirsdale, FL.; 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Longbranch Congregational Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery near White Springs.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening at Longbranch Congregational Church between the hours of 5-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Longbranch Congregational Methodist Church (Building Fund) P.O. Box 453, White Springs, FL. 32096
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
Oct. 2, 2012
Helen Balacky, 89, Wellborn, Fla. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. , Live Oak & Branford, Fla.