Suwannee Democrat


April 1, 2014

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries- April 2, 2014

Live Oak —

Dorothea Mathieson


Sept. 22, 1933 - March 31, 2014


Dorothea Mathieson, age 80, of Live Oak, Fla. passed away early Monday morning, March 31, 2014 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Lapeer, Michigan moving to Live Oak in 1993 from Madison, Fla. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards and solving puzzles. Dorothea was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. 

She is survived by four sons, David Wagner, Dennis (Beverly) Wagner, Dwayne (Virginia) Wagner all of Live Oak and John Jay (Chrissy) Mathieson, Denver, CO; six daughters, Denise Gillette, New Port Ritchey, Fla.; Donna (James) King, Live Oak; Debra (Jonathan) Daniels, Jennings, Fla.; Diana (Anthony) White, Oakfield, ME; Dawn (Michael) Wagner and Tina Bridges, both of Live Oak; one sister, Beverly (Ralph) Jones, Ruskin, Fla.; thirty-seven grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, April 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 in the Live Oak Cemetery with Rev. Bill Lawhon officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 857 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, FL  32025.

Please sign the guestbook at

Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, Fla. 386-364-5115 is in charge of all arrangements.


J.W. Branch


March 27, 2014


J.W. Branch, 84, Live Oak, Fla. passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He moved to Live Oak from Bradenton, Fla. in 1995 where he worked at Jim’s Lawn Service for 33 years. Mr. Branch is survived by his daughters: Frances (Alan) Doneburgh, Live Oak, Fla., Madeline (Wempy) White, White Springs, Fla., Barbara (Jim) Hudson, Live Oak, Fla., Lisa (Micheal) Gandiana, Live Oak, Fla.; two brothers: Tommy (Virginia) Branch, Palmetto, Fla., Bobby Branch, Jacksonville, Fla.; ten grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; host of loving nieces and nephews. 

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