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Elizabeth “Betty” Rawls McLeod Maxey

Elizabeth “Betty” Rawls McLeod Maxey was born July 5, 1929 and raised in High Springs, Fla. She attended Florida State University and moved to Roanoke, Va., in 1960. Betty was a successful business woman. She started McLeod’s Children’s Center in 1962, and she later owned and operated the Kiddie Korner on Jefferson St. in Roanoke. She and her husband, Sam Maxey, founded For Sale By Owner Magazine in 1992.

In addition to her parents, Burton Hansel Rawls and Elizabeth Eville Rawls, she is predeceased by her husband, Samuel C. Maxey, and her beloved sister, Carolyn Rawls Straley. She is survived by her three daughters; Linda McLeod Brown (Rea), Sharon McLeod Mitchell, Lauren McLeod Neighbors (Jerry) and son, Mark A. McLeod. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren; Matthew E. Mitchell, Kevin M. Tabor, Andrew R. Brown (Emily), Mary Elizabeth Brown, Emily Ann McDougall (Joey), Brooks A. McLeod, Tobin A. McLeod, and Rosemary R. McLeod.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, VA 24019.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, 2101 Jefferson Street, Roanoke, Va. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at High Springs Cemetery, High Springs, Fla. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are made by Lotz Funeral Home in Roanoke, VA and Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, Fla.

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Patricia Ann Lee

Mrs. Patricia Ann Lee, age 55, of High Springs passed on Friday, March 14, 2014. She is the daughter of the late JC Johnson and Alberta Mazon Johnson. For many years Patricia worked at the business she and her husband owned, Lee’s Fun to Learn Daycare Center in High Springs. She is a 1976 graduate of Santa Fe High School. She was also preceded in death by brother, Allen Johnson.

Her survivors include devoted husband Raymond J. Lee, Sr.; daughter LaKisha (Alfred) Dickerson, both of High Springs; and son Raymond J (LeAnn) Lee, Jr. of Gainesville; grandchildren Kadisha S. Rollins, Randy K. Daniels, Lydia J. Lee, Deborah A. N. Lee, Ta’tyiana R. Jackson-Lee, Alayah N. Dickerson; adopted children Stephen M. Jaworski and Patricia C. Jaworski; sisters Roberta Lee and Jennette Johnson-James; nieces, nephews, aunt Linda Jacobs, uncle, Jerome Mazon, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Female Protective Temple, 12610 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606. Viewing will be one hour prior to funeral services. Burial will be immediately following in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Alachua.

Professional services entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral High Springs, 386-454-1110.

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Lavone Torrenzo Stirling

Lavone Torrenzo Stirling, age 45, of Gainesville, passed away on Feb. 24, 2014. He is survived by his father Varon T. Burnett of High Springs; aunts Gloria Fisher-Morten (Willie), Helen Fisher-Curtis (Luther), both of Miami, Fla., and Corliss Burnett, of Atlanta, Ga.; uncle Robert Fisher (Jessie) and other relatives.

Visitation for Mr. Stirling will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 NW 1st Ave., High Springs, Fla. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Mt. Olive Mississippi Baptist Church, Pastor Courtney Bryan, 948 SE Railroad Ave., High Springs, Fla. Professional services entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla., 386-454-1110.

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Roy Bradley Jordan

Mr. Roy Bradley Jordan, 69, of Eufaula, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at his home.

Born Dec. 15, 1944, Mr. Jordan was the son of the late R.B. Jordan and Toledo Loreta Holton Jordan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Fleming and Loretta Hurst and a daughter Tammy Jordan.

Mr. Jordan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and was an avid reader.

Survivors include a son Robert (Debbie) Jordan, Eufaula; a daughter, Annie (Gary) Sea, Middleburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Robert Tappan, Jody Tappan, Nolin Sea, Ryan Faust and Emilee Sea; a sister, Leona Harrell, a brother-in-law, Curly Hurst and a dear friend Betty Marshall.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m.  Forest Grove Baptist Church, 22575 NW 94th Ave., Alachua, Fla.. Arrangements were made by Kent Funeral Home, Eufaula.

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Ms. Edna Pitsenbarger

Ms. Edna Pitsenbarger, age 77, passed away Feb. 22, 2014 in High Springs, Fla. She was born in Morehead, Ky., on February 11, 1937.

Professional Services entrusted to A.Jerome Brown Funeral Home.

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