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Shawn Lemar Parnell

Shawn Lemar Parnell, 41, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his residence in High Springs, Fla. He was the first born son of Diane Parnell House and the late William Cottrell, on February 15, 1972 in Heidleberg, Germany. He was a graduate of Santa Fe High School class of 1990.

Mr. Parnell is survived his mother, Diane Lynn House of High Springs; son, Shawn Parnell, Jr.; sisters, Anita (Steve) Kelly, Apral (George) White, Lesean Stokes and Shannon Maffett; brother, Christopher Cottrell; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and sorrowing friends.

Viewing will be held Friday, July 12 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 N.W 1st Ave., High Springs. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 712 S.W. Bethlehem Ave., Fort White, Pastor Clarence Desue, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Professional service entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, High Springs. Fla.

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Warren Lamar (W.L.) McCormick

Warren Lamar (W.L) McCormick, 87, longtime High Springs resident departed this life at his home Saturday, July 6. He was the son of the late Haddock and Mamie Colson McCormick, and a native of Plant City, Fla. Mr. McCormick was a 1945 graduate of Fort White High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired Agent/Clerk/Operator at Seaboard Coastline Railroad. He joined First Baptist Church of High Springs in 1969 having served as a deacon, on the Tellers Committee, Young at Heart Choir and the Youth Committee.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Eloise Dukes McCormick; two daughters, Debbie Alligood (Bruce) of Alachua, and Sandi Spencer (David) of High Springs; sister-in-law, Diane Alligood of High Springs; brother-in-law, Gerald Dukes (Joyce) of Lake Butler; two granddaughters, Kristin (Matt) and Lauren, Harold McCormick of Live Oak, raised as his son; David McCormick, Tucson, Ariz., Lewis McCormick, Live Oak; Alan Alligood, High Springs; Sandra Greek, Fort White and a host of nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 9 with visitation one hour prior to the service at the First Baptist Church of High Springs. Interment will be in the High Springs Cemetery under the direction of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, 386-454-2444. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 120 N Main St., High Springs, FL 32643.

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Nancy Lynn Mayer

Nancy Lynn Mayer, 69, passed away suddenly June 19, 2013 at her home in Fort White, Fla.

A Memorial Service will be held at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main Street in High Springs, Fla., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Mrs. Mayer was born in Royal Oak, Mich., to Herbert and Helen Chalker December 14, 1943. She went to High School at Dondero High School and graduated in 1960. She moved to Fort White with her family in 1981 and was owner of CB Tube Rental. She volunteered at Fort White Elementary School for seven years. In 1994 she started working in the Floral Department at Winn Dixie and later sold the Tube Center, and retired December 14, 2012. She enjoyed travel with her family and was a devoted Miami Dolphins fan taking on the name “Dolfans Extrodinare.”

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Chalker and Helen Hauger, and son-in-law, Kristofer A. Herschleb.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Frederick Lee Mayer of Fort White; daughters Leila Mayer of Ogden, Utah, and Eva Lynn Herschleb of Fort White; son, Frederick (Diane) Mayer, Jr. of Fort White; grandchildren, Lisa Minisall, Staff Sergeant Justin Minisall, Scott Fischer and Kameron Herschleb; four great-grandchildren; and brothers Larry Hauger and Ross Morningstar.

Winn Dixie and Thompson’s Flower Shop in High Springs are handling the floral arrangements.

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Rose Marie Guindin-Mayo

 Mrs. Rose Marie Guindin-Mayo, age 51, of Bell, Fla., passed away in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ on June 27, 2013 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She was serving in the mission field teaching English as a second language to children in Guatemala City. She was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico and moved to Bell in 1995 from Leisure, Fla.


She is survived by her husband, Stanley Mayo of Bell; daughter, Jenna (Marcus) Mozorra of Clearmont, Fla.; sons Mike (Jessi) Mayo of Huntsville, Ala., Jonathan (Emily) Luchak of Forest City, N.C.; parents, Maria and Alberto Guindin of Miami, Fla., brother, Jose Guindin of Miami; grandchildren, Nathan, Avarie, Ella Grace, Baby Mayo (due August 2013) and Baby Luchak (due October 2013).


Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 6 p.m., Cornerstone Baptist Church, Highway 47, Ft. White, Fla. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in honor of Rose Mayo to the Harmony Pregnancy and Resource center,, 352-493-7773.


Arrangements under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., High Springs, Fla., 386-454-2444.


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Mattie Koon

Mattie Koon, 92, of Bell, Fla., peacefully passed away June 21, 2013, and was surrounded by her daughter, Nelda Jane Martens, her grandchildren, Robert Anthony Conrad and Tina Salyers and with Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chiefland, nurses Joyce and Nancy.

Mattie was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved writing to other people encouraging them to read the Bible daily and letting them know that’s how God talks to us. She was on her 7th complete reading of the Bible, gleaning something new each time.

Mattie is survived by her daughter, Nelda Jane Martens of High Springs, Fla., and her son, Edwin Koon of Bell; grandchildren, Wilson W. Conrad, Jr. of Amerston, Ala., Robert Anthony Conrad of Lake City, Fla., Tina Marie Salyers of Lake City; grandchildren and great grandchildren in Colorado; Angela, Jesse and Phoebe Salyers of Lake City and Lucas and Isaiah Conrad of Lake City.

Mattie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alonzo Koon and her loving son in law, Harold Martens.

A graveside service was held, Monday, June 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Fort White Cemetery with Brother Bernie Arndt speaking. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013, 5 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in High Springs, with Brother Mike Hall speaking.

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