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Phyllis K. Withey

Phyllis K. Withey, 75, of Alachua, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. She was born in Washington County, Pa., to the late Phillip and Frances (Ingram) Hickman. She loved flowers and animals. She was a fan of old country music and enjoyed attending country western concerts and watching wrestling.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Danielle McCauley. She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. (Tom) Withey of Alachua; daughters, Sandra K. (William) Pease of Brooker, Fla., Tyna D. (Bill) Patterson of Hopedale, Ohio; son, Gary J. Withey of Alachua and great granddaughter, Samantha Waters of Branford, Fla . 

A memorial service may be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Worth Cremation Service of Florida.

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Willie James Wingfield Jr.

Mr. Willie James Wingfield Jr., 49, of Fort White, Fla., passed Friday, May 10, 2014. He is survived by wife, Cassandra Johnson Wingfield; children, Kendona Wingfield, Jamar Johnson, Willie Wingfield III and Erica Mack; five grandchildren; mother, Mattie Oliver Wingfield; sisters, Wanda and Deann; brother, Charles; father-in-law, Lawrence Clarence Johnson and other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held, Friday May 16, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m. at A. Jerome Brown Funeral, Home 1650 NW 1st Ave., High Springs, FL, 386-454-1110. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11 Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 712 SW Bethlehem St., Fort White, FL 32038; Pastor Clarence DeSue, officiating.

Professional services entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home.

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Janice Fountain Hernberger

Janice Fountain Hernberger, 74, longtime Gainesville resident, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her residence in Franklin, Tenn. She grew up in High Springs where she was a graduate of High Springs High School class of 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church of High Springs. She retired from AT&T after 30 years of service. She was office manager for North Florida Immediate Care Center for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, John F. and Vera Fountain and an older sister, Doyce Phillips.

Survivors include a son Robert (Robyn) Hernberger; Lillian Hernberger, Nashville, Tenn., one sister, Paggy Thevenet and brother-in-law Ted Thevenet, North Fort Myers, Fla.; two nephews, Robert Thevenet, Belmont, Calif. and John Thevenet, Milwaukee, Wis., and a great niece, Cadence Thevenet, Belmont, Calif.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014, in the High Springs Cemetery with Rev. Morris Beck and Rebecca Brown officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6 – 7 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home High Springs, 386-454-2444. In Lieu of flowers please donate to Streetlight at Shands, P.O. Box 100296 Gainesville, FL 32610. Make checks payable to UFF Memo Streetlight account 013347 or online at

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Elizabeth U. (Betty) Hitchcock

Elizabeth U. (Betty) Hitchcock, age 85, passed away on April 29, 2014.

Mrs. Betty Hitchcock was born in Pahokee, Fla., on Dec. 27, 1928, to Edward and Julia Unwin. She married Robert (Bob) Hitchcock in 1947. The couple relocated to Alachua, where Betty and Bob together operated Hitchcock’s supermarkets for many years. Betty loved her customers and found great joy in serving others. Her love for people was evident, and her acts of kindness touched the lives of many. She was a devoted Christian and member of the Alachua Church of Christ, a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Predeceased by her husband, five brothers, and three sisters, Betty is survived by her son, Alan (Cathy) Hitchcock of Alachua and daughter, Kathy (Marvin ) Weaver of Trenton, Fla.; grandchildren Laura Brown, Ryan Weaver, Samantha Ward, Jake Hitchcock, Andrea Turner, Valerie McMahon, and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hitchcock will be held at the Alachua Church of Christ on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 6-8 p.m., at the Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, Florida. Services are under the direction of Evans-Carter Funeral Home.

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Madyolin Louise Love

Madyolin Louise Love age 92 passed away at Victoria Gardens Nursing Home in McKinney, Texas on April 24, 2014.

Ms. Love was born in Alachua, Fla., on Jan. 11, 1922 to George and Lois Lewis. She married Algie Morton Love and they lived in the Miami area for many years. Ms. Love was a seamstress and a homemaker.

Ms. Love was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by a son, Anthony Love (Susan) of Blairsville, Ga., a daughter, Sharon Tollenaar (Dirk) of McKinney, Texas, and five grandchildren; Aaron Love, Tasha Wiseman, Jared Love, Cheryl Tollenaar and Derrick Tollenaar and one great grandchild, Mason Love.

Funeral services for Ms. Love are under the direction of Evans Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main Street, High Springs, Fla. Visitation will be on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. followed by a graveside service. Burial will be at the Newnansville Cemetery in Alachua.

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