Last updateThu, 27 Oct 2016 1am

Shirley Mae Larsen

Shirley Mae (Faulkner) Larsen, age 88, passed away at Hunters Crossing Place under the care of Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida, on Oct. 13, 2016.

Mrs. Larsen was born on Aug. 11, 1928 in Gurnee, Illinois, to Floyd and Gladys (Wilkelman) Faulkner. She was married to Howard Larsen on May 27, 1950. A talented homemaker, she was a devoted wife and mother of three. She found happiness in caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by her younger sister, Judy Deloof, and three loving sons, Gary, Ken, and Eric Larsen.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Haven Hospice Chapel, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard in Gainesville. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shirley’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Haven Hospice of Gainesville.

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James Earl Williams

James Earl Williams, 86, longtime High Springs resident passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church where he was an ordained Elder and served as a Deacon. He was an electrician at the University of Florida for many years and later became a Master Electrician with his own business.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Donna B. Williams of High Springs; one son, Jonathan (Susan) Williams of High Springs; four daughters, Tena (Jim) Fitch of Amarillo, Texas, Lori (Bruce) Young of McAlpin, Cheryl (Omar) Vasquez and Tina (Rich)Wright; one brother, Randy (Sonja) Williams of High Springs; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Gainesville Seventh Day Adventist Church 2115 N.W. 39th Avenue. Visitation will be held one hour prior (3 p.m.) to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Light Bearer’s Ministry, 37457 Jasper Lowell Road, Jasper, OR 97438 or It Is Written Mission: Mongolia P.O. Box 6 Chattanooga, TN 37401-0006.

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

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Clementine Milton

Clementine Milton, age 100, of Ft. White, Florida, was born Sept. 5, 1916 in Madison, Florida, to the late Alexander and Susana Twiggs Milton.

Ms. Milton is survived by two grandsons, Erroll Jackson (Gloria), Fort White, and Jessie Kemp (Diane), Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Lee Dessie Burney, Tampa, Florida, and Juanita Branom, Fort Pierce, Florida; eight great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and other family and friends.

Viewing for Ms. Milton will be held at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 174 S.W. Skye Ave., Fort White, FL 32038, Rev. Donnell Sanders, Pastor.

Professional care entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 N.W. 1st Ave., High Springs, FL 32643, 386-454-1110.

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Lola E. Brooks

Lola E. Brooks, age 69, of High Springs, Florida, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

Mrs. Lola was a lifelong resident of High Springs. She owned and operated Alice’s Parkside Restaurant for several years and was a member of Vision Tabernacle Church in High Springs.

Mrs. Lola is survived by a daughter, Marie Abner of High Springs; a son, Patrick Harris, of Ft. White; her mother, Alice Cason Walker of High Springs; brothers Bart “Ed” Cason of High Springs and Sam Cason of Trenton, Florida, grandchildren Justin Harris, D.J. Croley, Josh Harris, and Jessie Croley, great-grandchildren Khloe Harris, Brylee Harris, Aiden Harris, and Zoey Harris, and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father A.J. Cason, her son John Purnell, and her sister Margaret Ann.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Summit Baptist Church in High Springs, Florida, with Pastor Lawrence Haley and Bro. Ron Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, 2016 between the hours of 6 – 8 p.m.

Arrangements are under direction of Rick Gooding Funeral Homes, Cross City, FL / 352-498-5400 and Chiefland, FL / 352-493-0050. Please sign the online guestbook at

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John Henry LeGree

John Henry LeGree , age 57, a lifelong resident of Fort White, Florida, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his resident. He is survived by brother, Glenice LeGree (Emma), Jasper, Florida and sister, Dr. JoAn LeGree Shemwell (Wayne), Prospect, Kentucky, and other family and friends.

Viewing for Mr. LeGree will be held at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 N.W. 1st Avenue, High Springs, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Funeral service will follow on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Fort White.

Professional arrangements in the care of A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 386-454-1110.

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