Live Oak —
Oct. 12, 1926 - Aug. 29, 2013
Ralph Roundtree, a resident of Suwannee County, passed away Aug. 29, 2013, at his home.
Deacon Roundtree was born Oct. 12, 1926 to the late Peter Roundtree Sr. and Daisy Roundtree.
He leaves a wife, Rosa Lee Roundtree of White Springs, Fla.; three sons, the late Clarence E. Roundtree; Jerome (Diane) Roundtree of Live Oak, Fla.; and Freddie Jones of Madison, Fla.; two daughters, Dianne Roundtree Mack of Huntsville, AL.; and Ralphine Roundtree Ghent of Madison, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; one brother, Peter Roundtree Jr. of Live Oak, Fla.; six siblings that preceded him in death and a host of nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Roundtree were Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Ebenezer AME Church in Live Oak, Fla., Rev. Charles Graham, Pastor; Rev. Nathaniel Williams, officiated. Visitation for family and friends was Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Houston Community. Burial was in the Houston Cemetery in Live Oak, Fla.
D.M. Udell Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Call D.M. Udell and Sons at 386-362-4189 or cell at 386-209-0223. Douglas M. Udell L.F.D. and Douglas M. Udell II L.F.D.
Karen Ann Butler
April 19, 1945 - Sept. 5, 2013
Karen Ann Butler, 68, passed away, after a brief illness. The Canton, OH native was born April 19, 1945 in Dover, OH and moved to the Ft. Lauderdale area in 1957. She relocated to Suwannee County in 1990. Following her retirement, she enjoyed reading, sewing, and spending time with her family. She was recently a member of Wellborn United Methodist Church.
Survivors include; two daughters, Vickie Manila (Michael) of Hudson, Fla.; and Lori Butler Warner (Bill) of Live Oak, Fla.; one son, Joe Churchville of Miami, Fla.; one step-son, Kenneth Butler (Tina) of Sarasota, Fla.; and one step-daughter, Kimberly Butler Morton of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and numerous cousins. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Benjamin Harrison Butler in 2011.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Mary Belle Baptist Church in Live Oak, with Pastor Darrell Curls officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Karen's name to Haven Hospice in Lake City or the American Cancer Society.
Neptune Society of Jacksonville, Fla. was in charge of arrangements.
Rosa Lee Sheffield
Sept. 4, 2013
Rosa Lee Sheffield passed Sept. 4, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Newborn, Fla.
Arrangements by: James Graham Mortuary, Inc.
Mercedes Elizabeth Babcock
Feb. 20, 1926 - Sept. 10, 2013
Mercedes Elizabeth Babcock, age 87, of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Sept. 10, 2013 at Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, Fla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, Fla. was in charge of all arrangements.