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Richard A. Nail

Richard A. Nail, age 86 of Florahome, Fla., died March 29, 2014 at Gainesville, Fla. Mr. Allen was born in Gainesville to Charles William Nail and Sallie Ella Dority Nail.

He was a resident of Florahome, was of the Methodist faith, and was a retired auto mechanic.

He is survived by his companion, Mariam Hammonds of Jacksonville; his daughter, Yvonne McCarter of Jacksonville; his son, Don McCarter of Jacksonville; three brothers, Lamar Nail of Hilliard, Fla., Henry Nail of Las Vagas, Nev., Roger Nail of Middleburg, Fla., and three sisters, Alice N. Harrell of Alachua, Fla., Lucretia Phillips of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nenna Hurst of Crestview, Fla.

Visitation will be April 3, 2014, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Evans Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main Street, High Springs, Fla. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Johns Cemetery, County Rd 239, Alachua, Fla.

Arrangements are by Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., High Springs, FL.

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Diane Crawford Williams

Diane Crawford Williams, 84, passed away on February 25, 2014. Mrs. Williams was born in High Springs, Fla., to the late Felix Anderson and Esther Sparks Crawford. She had lived in Jacksonville since 1977 and was a member of the Church of Nazarene. Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her husband James “Jimmy” L. Williams and seven siblings. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, and three great-great nieces.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Oaklawn Cemetery. Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL is serving the family.

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Delores Ann Spencer

Delores Ann Spencer, 82, of Alachua, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Alachua, Fla. Mrs. Spencer was born in Royal Oak, Mich., to William Cornell and Phyllis Mathews. Mrs. Spencer was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Cole Spencer; her sons, Thomas Eugene (Marie) Spencer, David Cole (Sandi) Spencer, Ronald Cornell (Jennifer) Spencer, and James Jeffrey (Amy) Spender, all of High Springs; and grandchildren, Thomas (Jamey), Lauren, Garrett, Caul, Ashley and Trevor Spencer.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Alachua, with funeral services Tuesday, March 25, at First United Methodist Church, 14805 NW 140th St., Alachua. Flowers are welcome; donations can be made to United Methodist Women, P.O. Box 668, Alachua, FL 32616, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla.

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Lonnie Harland Schofield

Lonnie Harland Schofield, 67, Fort White resident passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He attended the Church of God and owned and operated A1A Tree Service. He loved to hunt and fish and play horseshoes.

Survivors include long-time spouse, Ann Brown Schofield of Fort White; four sons, Randall, Westley (fiancée, Tina Lynn Dorminey), and James all of Fort White and Virgil Jarboe of Spooner, Wis.; one daughter, Angel Schofield Abner (Gerrick) of Minter, Ala.; brother, Clifford Schofield (Patricia) of Fort White; sister, Ethel Brown (Edward) of High Springs; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, James Franklin and Olive Mae Schofield; brothers, John Calvin Schofield, Daniel David Schofield and James Franklin Schofield.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, High Springs with Pastor Sam J. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 6-8 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs (386-454-2444).

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Elizabeth “Betty” Rawls McLeod Maxey

Elizabeth “Betty” Rawls McLeod Maxey was born July 5, 1929 and raised in High Springs, Fla. She attended Florida State University and moved to Roanoke, Va., in 1960. Betty was a successful business woman. She started McLeod’s Children’s Center in 1962, and she later owned and operated the Kiddie Korner on Jefferson St. in Roanoke. She and her husband, Sam Maxey, founded For Sale By Owner Magazine in 1992.

In addition to her parents, Burton Hansel Rawls and Elizabeth Eville Rawls, she is predeceased by her husband, Samuel C. Maxey, and her beloved sister, Carolyn Rawls Straley. She is survived by her three daughters; Linda McLeod Brown (Rea), Sharon McLeod Mitchell, Lauren McLeod Neighbors (Jerry) and son, Mark A. McLeod. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren; Matthew E. Mitchell, Kevin M. Tabor, Andrew R. Brown (Emily), Mary Elizabeth Brown, Emily Ann McDougall (Joey), Brooks A. McLeod, Tobin A. McLeod, and Rosemary R. McLeod.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, VA 24019.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, 2101 Jefferson Street, Roanoke, Va. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at High Springs Cemetery, High Springs, Fla. Online condolences may be made at www.lotzfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are made by Lotz Funeral Home in Roanoke, VA and Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, Fla.

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