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Harriett Ginger Rice

Harriett Ginger Rice, 65, longtime resident of High Springs, Fla., passed away Dec. 11, 2013 at E.T. York Care Center. She was a member of Spring Ridge First Church of God and active in the work of the church. She was a registered nurse retired from Lake City Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Geraldine Powers.

She is survived by her husband of 47 ½ years, Joe Rice of High Springs; son, Paul (Lisa) Rice of Ocala; daughters, Renee (Dean) Welton and Rhonda (Shelby) Boyette both of High Springs; brother, Steve (Kathy) Powers of Fort White; sisters, Jean Bailey, Cynthia (Larry) Osteen, Bonnie (Russell) Osteen all of Fort White; and grandchildren, Katie, Jarred, Madison, Matthew, Porter, Emma and Kinley.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15 at Spring Ridge First Church of God. Interment will follow at the Spring Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Spring Ridge First Church of God.

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Onley Albritton

Onley Albritton, 78, of High Springs passed on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He is the son of the late Clyde Albritton and Mittie Ann Bellamy Albritton. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, in High Springs where he served faithfully. He is a graduate of Douglass High School class of 1954.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his children Beverly Albritton Stewart, Cecila LaFran Abritton, Bonita Albritton Billings, Rodney Shane Albrittton and Derringer Stilleto Albritton; sister Wally Frances Albritton Patterson and brother Johnny Albrittion and a host of nieces, nephews and a host of sorrowing friends.

Viewing for Mr. Albritton will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 from 6 – 7 p.m. at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pastor W. F. Cunningham, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 3p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 NW 1st Ave., High Springs.

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Helen Lucille (Cunningham) Rendek

Helen Lucille (Cunningham) Rendek, 90, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Apollo, Penn.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Joseph John Rendek and her sister Gene (Cunningham) Spelman.

She is survived by her brothers, Dale Cunningham, Galen Cunningham, and sisters, Louise Guthrie and June (Jake) Jackson. She is also survived by her children, Karen (Dale) Wiggins, Debbie (Chris) Brown, Kathy (Tim) Cunningham, and David (Kellie) Rendek.

Her eight grandchildren include Matt (Merrill) Wiggins, Holly (Matt) Warren, Timothy Brown, Henry (Amanda) Brown, Shema Brown, Megan (Andrew) Britton, Mac (Sarah) Rendek, and Colee Rendek. Her 12 great-grandchildren include Mason, Micah, and Madeline Wiggins, Livi, Brookes, Landon, and Abby Wiggins, Michael and Sarah Brown, Nathan and Maddison Britton, and Joby Rendek.

The family invites you to join them at Evans-Carter Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. for the viewing and the funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at First Baptist Church of High Springs with graveside service following at High Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Encouragers Sunday School Class, High Springs First Baptist Church, 20112 N U.S. Highway 441, High springs, FL 32643 and Community Hospice House, PO Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.

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Thelma Jean Gause

Thelma Jean Gause, 93, peacefully passed away after a short illness on Nov. 28. She was a resident of Gainesville and Alachua, attending the Church of Christ in both towns. Upon her death, she was living at the Plantation Oaks Senior Living Facility in High Springs. Her last days were under the care of Nature Coast Hospice.
   She is survived by her two sons, Ronald Gause of Houston, Texas, and Thomas Gause of nearby LaCrosse. She has two grandchildren, Jennifer Perry and Amanda Darby, and three great-grandchildren. Many people in this area were her friends.
   Jean owned and operated the sewing shop on Main Street in Alachua for 15 years. She also worked for Chestnut's Office Supply and Belk Lindsey in Gainesville.
  By her wishes, there will be no funeral services. The family will hold a brief memorial service.

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Christopher Mark Hancock

Christopher Mark Hancock, also known as “Country Tarzan,” 56, of Bell, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Hancock graduated from Santa Fe High School, served in the U.S. Army 1979-1982, and was employed by 83 Farms for the past seven years.

He is preceded in death by his mother, “Miss Emma” Hancock; brother-in-law, Steve Kowatch; and grandparents, Henry and Ladora Nettles and Burl and Jewel Vaughn. He leaves behind to celebrate his homegoing, his children, Marty and Bridgette Hancock; his father, Remer Hancock; brothers, Reno (Margaret) Hancock, Rex (Mary Jo) Hancock; sisters, Patricia Hancock and Sherry (Mike) Jordan; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and devoted friends. With special thanks to friend, Karen Seeloff.

The family is requesting a celebration of Chris’ homegoing with a viewing to be held Friday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 22575 NW 94th Avenue, Alachua, Fla. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. at the same location. Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla.

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