Suwannee Democrat


February 19, 2014

Suwannee Democrat Obituaries- Feb. 19, 2014

Live Oak —

Gene Johnson


Jan. 19, 1942 - Feb. 16, 2014


Gene Johnson, age 72, of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 16, 2014 at his home.  He was a native and life long resident of Live Oak working for Columbia Grain & Ingredients, Inc. as an Independent Truck Driver. He served in the Florida National Guard for six years. Gene was a thoughtful, courteous, southern gentleman with a kind heart. He had taken up playing golf a little over five years ago and absolutely loved it. He won the first golf tournament he ever played in, the Westwood Baptist Church Tournament. He spent his free time antiquing and attending yard sales. Gene enjoyed truck restoration and his passion was fully restoring a 1936 Dodge Pickup Truck. 

He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church and the Fishermen Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Johnson, Live Oak; one daughter, Lisa Mills, Live Oak; one son, Jay (Ronda) Johnson, Live Oak; one brother, Larry (Gail) Johnson, Live Oak; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held,11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in the Westwood Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Deas officiating. Internment will follow in the Live Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bosom Buddies or Team Buckaroos/Relay for Life, 13037 97th Road, Live Oak, Fla. 32060.

Please sign the guestbook at

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


Royce Leaton Morgan


March 3,1931 - Feb. 14, 2014


Royce Leaton Morgan, age 82, of Day, Fla., passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Beggs Funeral.  Burial was in Bethel Creek Cemetery, Lafayette Country, Fla.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

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