Live Oak —
James William Straight
Nov. 11, 1941
March 27, 2013
James William Straight was born Nov. 11, 1941 in
Cincinnati, Ohio and passed away March 27, 2013. James moved to Live Oak, Fla. in 1982 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. James is survived by his wife of 30 years, Crystal D. Straight of Live Oak, Fla.; (2) sons; Bryce and Shane Straight of Live Oak, Fla.; (3) daughters; Rachel Straight of Vero Beach, Fla.; Sheri Straight and Patricia Straight of New Port Ritchey, Fla.; (2) brothers; Marion (Roberta) Straight of Waverly, Ohio; Steve Straight of Manchester, Ohio; and (3) grandchildren; Jennifer, Beth Ann, and Jonathan Straight of New Port Ritchey, Fla. James is preceded by his Father Clell William Straight; Mother Mary Etta Hodgson; Daughter Amber Dawn Straight; Grandfather Bert Hodgson; and Grandmother Lucille Hodgson. James was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church of Jasper, Fla. where life celebration services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Danny Henderson officiating.
Arrangements by ICS Cremation & Funeral Home, Lake City, Fla. 386-752-3436. www.icsfuneralservices.com
Jan. 27, 1944
March 25, 2013
Rose Lawson, age 69, a resident of Live Oak, passed away suddenly on March 25, 2013.
A gentle woman and fiercely devoted mother, Rose leaves behind three children: two daughters, Lisa Ann Libowitz of Baltimore, MD, and Debbie Darlene Jackson of Pineville, KY; and a son, Kenneth Glenn Hooker of Live Oak, Fla. She cherished her four grandchildren: grandson Benjamin Joseph Pingleton, and granddaughters Hayley Caitlyn, Jessica Rose, and Olivia Beth Libowitz.
Rose was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Bell County, KY. She was the daughter of Bertha and Henry North, and one of 13 children. She is survived by four siblings: two sisters, Ann Beebe of Fayetteville, GA, and Henrietta Johnson of Harrogate, TN; and two brothers, Albert North of Fort Wayne, IN, and Howard North of Totz, KY.
She also is survived by her sons-in-law: Steve Libowitz and Darrell Jackson.
Rose found her joy and comfort in nature, particularly her garden. Like her mother before her, she could make anything grow. She spent many years of her life as a stay-at-home mother, and more than 25 years as a custodian in a school district in Indianapolis, but her passion was gardening.
She also cared deeply about helping others who were less fortunate than her. Everywhere she lived--and for years here in Live Oak--she prepared and delivered meals to her neighbors when they were ill or facing a Thanksgiving or Christmas alone.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Alva Clayton Hooker. In addition to her immediate family, she will be missed by many nieces and nephews. She loved her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Baltimore, MD, and Pineville, KY.
Harris Funeral Home and Cremations, Inc. of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.
Donald R. Warren, Sr.
May 17, 1947
March 29, 2013
Donald R. "Donnie" Warren, 65, was called to his eternal home by the Lord on March 29, 2013 after an extended illness. He was born in Hamilton County, Fla. May 17, 1947 to James M. and Lillie O. Warren. He was raised and attended school in Hamilton County. He served his country from 1968-1971 in the U.S. Army. Upon his return from the service he married Nancy M. Hart on May 15, 1972 and moved to Live Oak, Fla. where he made his home for the last 41 and a half years. During his work career he worked nine years for North Florida Telephone Company before a debilitating injury left him disabled. Donnie loved spending time with his family and enjoyed many happy occasions with them.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nancy Hart Warren; Four children, Donald R. Warren II, Amy D. Ivie (Greg), Daniel P. Warren (Mandy), Joy M. Warren; Six grandchildren, Oliver and Mark Ivie, Alexandria, Tre and Brent Warren, and Isaac Mergenthaler, all of Live Oak, Fla.; and Two sisters, Jimmie Ratliff and Jean Warren of Jasper, Fla. He is also survived by a loving Mother-In-Law, Joyce M. Hart. He was predeceased by his parents James M. and Lillie O. Warren, one sister Sarah Conine, four brothers John Arch, Monroe, Franklin and Harold Warren and a loving Father-In-Law, James P. Hart.
Services were held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Westwood Baptist Church in Live Oak, Fla. with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, Fla. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church in Live Oak, Fla. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests you make donations to the Family Life Center Building Fund at Westwood Baptist Church, 920 SW 11th St., Live Oak, Fla. 32064.
Robert Roy ‘Robbie’ Newman, III
May 6, 1989
March 30, 2013
Robert Roy ‘Robbie’ Newman, III, 23, of McAlpin, Fla. passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Robbie was born in Lake City, Fla. and lived all of his life in Suwannee County. He loved fishing and hunting. He was of the Baptist faith. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Robbie is survived by his parents: Robert Roy ‘Butch’ & Pepper Newman, Jr., McAlpin, Fla.; brothers: Dustin Lee Newman, Pensacola, Fla.; Chance Tyler Newman and Ryder Cole Newman, both of McAlpin, Fla.; grandparents: Joan Newman, Live Oak, Fla.; Betty & Manuel Campos, Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 6–8 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak, Fla. Services for Robbie will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Luraville Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Russ officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Please sign the guest book at www.danielsfuneralhome.com
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. in charge of arrangements.
April 1, 2013
Mike Maloy, age 77 of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in, Dowling Park, Fla. The Ft. Wayne, Indiana native moved to Live Oak, Fla. in 1985 from New Port Richey, Fla. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida and played the trombone in the Gator Band. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for two years. Mike was a private pilot, loved sailing and founded Sailing Adventures, Inc. He had a great passion for the outdoors, farming and riding motorcycles. He was the King of the Chasco Fiesta in New Port Richey and member of the Wellborn Baptist Church.
He is survived by one son, Norm Maloy, Swansea, IL; one daughter Wendy Stanley, Sunnyvale, CA; six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Brody Harris Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jack Jones officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Live Oak, Fla. 32064.
Please sign the guest book at www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, Fla. is in charge of all arrangements.
Betty M. Barfuss
March 29, 2013
Betty M. Barfuss, 55, Live Oak, Fla. passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. , Live Oak & Branford, Fla.
Ocie "OB" Taylor
March 30, 2013
Ocie "OB" Taylor, 100, of Suwannee County, Fla. passed away Saturday March 30, 2013
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Live Oak & Branford, Fla.