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Johnnie “Sonny” Albritton

Johnnie “Sonny” Albritton, 85, of High Springs, Florida, passed on Sept. 15, 2016.

Viewing for Mr. Albritton will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. W. F. Cunningham officiating, 1505 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs, 32643. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at High Springs Church of God by Faith, Elder James Williams Sr., officiating, 1605 NW 1st Avenue. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, High Springs.

A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home 1560 NW 1st Ave. High Springs, FL

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Harry G. Guynn Jr.

Harry G. Guynn Jr., left this world to join his Heavenly Father on Sept. 18, 2016.  Harry was born on Aug. 12, 1939 to Harry G. Guynn Sr., and Mary Beckwith Guynn who have predeceased him.

Harry leaves behind his loving wife, Bernice McNeill Guynn and daughters Betsy and Julie Guynn along with sister Jeanne Hatch and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  He was a generous man who was kind of spirit and giving to others.  He will be missed by all who have known him.

Harry was known to those that loved him as Shorty, Pop, Junior, Dad, Brother, and Uncle.

Shorty Guynn met his childhood sweetheart Bernice McNeill Guynn in 1955 and they married two years later.  They raised two daughters, Elizabeth Kay “Betsy” Guynn and Julia Anna “Julie” Guynn.  Shorty encouraged, taught and provided unconditional love to Bernice and his girls throughout his life.

Shorty was a loving grandfather and great grandfather to Charlie Clemons, Dana Dukes, Karlee Cason and Gracie Dukes, Tanner Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, Breanna Melton, Alyssa Cason and Brent Cason, Jr., who all affectionately called him Pop or Papa.

Shorty was retired and enjoyed his retirement. During his career he was a farmer, state employee, and finally business owner. Shorty farmed for many years on his farm in Fort White, Florida.  He was with Florida Department of Corrections and left with the rank of Lieutenant. Shorty and Bernice were former owners of Fort White FRM, The Florida Welcome Station and G &S Trees.  He was a great mentor and role model to many young people during his professional life.

Shorty was a mason and for many years active in the High Springs Masonic Lodge #137, where he was proud to serve as Worshipful Master.

A celebration of his life will be held at Spring Hill United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Richardson officiating, followed by the burial at High Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at Spring Hill Methodist Church located at 23300 Old Bellamy Road, Alachua, Florida, at Traxler on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund, 23300 N.W. Old Bellamy Road, Alachua, FL at Traxler 32615.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Chiefland, Florida, / 352-493-0050.

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Dorothy Mae Rhoden

Dorothy Mae Rhoden, 88, of Alachua passed away Sept. 11, 2016. Mrs. Rhoden was born to the late Leroy and Margie Erixton in Saint Joseph, Missouri, but had lived in the Alachua area since 1974 after moving there from Gainesville. Mrs. Rhoden was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship in Lake Butler and was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Rhoden. Mrs. Rhoden was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gainesville.

Mrs. Rhoden is survived by her daughter, Sherry Gorny (Joe) of Salt Springs, Florida; her sons, Buddy Rhoden (June) of Alachua, David Rhoden of Alachua, and James Rhoden (Debbie) of Hague; a daughter at heart, Shirlene Harvey (Jimmy) of High Springs; her grandchildren, Dava, Donna, Janeen, Leslie, Rachel,Tina, and T.J., 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and other family members.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoden will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at the Archer Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Butler with Bro. Terry Elixson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, Florida.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler / 386-496-2008.

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Orrin G. Kohn

Orrin G. Kohn, 70, life-time resident of the Fort White, Florida, area passed at his residence Sept. 18, 2016. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and retired from the Florida Park Service following 35 years of service. He was an avid Gator fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie Kohn and his parents Orrin Kohn, Sr. and Effie Flynn. Survivors include three sisters, Mary Shaw of Jacksonville, Florida, Earlene Fraze of Bryceville, Florida, and Patsy LaJune of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Alton Kohn of Fort White and Harry “Cutter” Kohn of Kuna, Idaho.

Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept.r 24, 2016 at 4 p.m. at Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Ralph Rodriguez officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL / 386-454-2444.

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Sharon Ann Dunagan Taylor

Sharon Ann Dunagan Taylor, 71, of Fort White, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2016 at Haven Hospice with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was born on Dec. 11, 1944 in Miami, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Taylor; her brother, Jackson Pendleton Dunagan III; and her parents, Grace and Jackson Pendleton Dunagan II. She is survived by her five children; Lisa (Herb) Andling, Ernie (Michelle) Yohn, William Taylor, Tonya (Richie) McDonald, and Fred (Dusk) Taylor; 10 grandchildren, Katy, Jessi, Sarah, Alexa, Jackson, Griffin, Anthony, Taylor, Jabe William and Gracelynn; two great-granddaughters, Brooke and Teghan; her sister, Jackie (Jerry) Rogers; two nephews, Craig and Chip and her two dogs, Benny and Lucy.

A private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept.17, 2016. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sharon’s memory to E.T York Hospice Care Center 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606.

Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home High Springs, Florida / 386-454-2444.

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