Bradford County Telegraph Obituaries
Transcribed by Margie Travis
Leon Conner, 85, father of Florida Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner, died Saturday, June 1, 1985 following a lengthy illness.
The elder Conner, a native and lifelong resident of Starke was a retired building inspector at the University of Florida.
Survivors include: his wife, Fronie Crews Conner of Starke, a daughter, June Peterson of Lake City; two sons, Doyle of Tallahassee and Glenn of Orlando; a step-son William Spencer Crews of Jacksonville; three brothers, Raleigh, Marcus and Loren, all of Starke; four sisters, Roberta Sapp, Edith Hutchinson, Ida Mae Shaw and Elna Schaffer, all of Starke; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.
CONNER, Leon--Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 4, 1985 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pine Level Baptist Church withthe Rev. Roman Alvarez and the Rev. L.E. Peterson officiating. Burial will be in the Crosby Cemetery in Starke. Archie Tanner Funeral Home of Starke, FL is in charge of all arrangements.
May 11, 2000
INTERLACHEN - Virginia Peace Mackey Althouse, 94, of Interlachen died Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at Windsor Manor in Starke following an extended illness.
Born in White Springs, Mrs. Althouse lived in Jacksonville, New York City and Coral Gables before moving to Keystone Heights in 1982 and to Interlachen in 1997. She was a member of Coral Gables Music Club and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs of which she was state flag custodian, National League of American Pen Women, Keystone Heights Woman's Club, Keystone Golf and Country Club and Community Church of Keystone Heights.
Mrs. Althouse is survived by: a nephew Raymond Eugene LeaMond and several first cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Althouse and a sister Betty Peace LeaMond.
Memorial services for Mrs. Althouse were held on May 7, 2000 in DeWitt C. Jones Chapel in Keystone Heights with the Rev. Buddy C. Fredlin officiating.
LAKE CITY - Leon Chesley Gay, 72, of Lake City died Monday, May 8, 2000 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time. Archie Tanner Funeral Home of Starke is in charge of arrangements.
MELROSE - Wilda M. Geary, 89 of Melrose died Saturday, May 6, 2000 at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Connellsville, Pa., Mrs. Geary moved to Melrose from Connellsville in 1977. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Connellsville and was a retired glass factory worker.
Mrs. Geary is survived by: two sons, Fred E. Feagin of Albuquerque, N.M. and Richard L. Feagin of Lake Geneva; three sisters, Louise Holland of Baltimore, Md., Mildred Eicher and Thelma Gallentine, both of Connellsville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy L. Geary in July, 1998.
Funeral services for Mrs. Geary were May 10, 2000 in Connellsville with interment in Green Ridge Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home of Keystone Heights was in charge of local arrangements.
JACKSONVILLE - Otha H . Grolick, 96, of Jacksonville died Saturday, May 6, 2000 at Orange Park Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Tullahoma, Tenn., Mrs. Grolick moved to Keystone Heights in 1953 from Jacksonville and back to Jacksonville in 1998. She was a member of Community Church in Keystone Heights and was a retired bookkeeper for a laundry and dry cleaning business. She was a former member of Melrose Woman's Club.
Mrs. Grolick is survived by: a sister Mae Kidd of Jacksonville; a niece Shirley Thompson; two nephews, Omer and Charles Winn. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter J. Grolick in 1975.
Funeral services for Mrs. Grolick will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2000 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel in Keystone Heights with the Rev. Buddy Friedlin conducting the services. Interment will be at a later date.
John Hileman Jr.
MELROSE - John P. Hileman Jr., 84, of Melrose died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at Windsor Manor in Starke following a brief illness.
Born in Lexington, Va., Mr.. Hileman moved to Melrose in 1977 from Jacksonville. He was a retired military aircraft mechanic and estimator and member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Melrose. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1934 through 1954 and was a member of Fleet Reserve Association. He retired as a service manager for Key Buick in Jacksonville.
Mr. Hileman is survived by: his wife Artice Evelyn Hileman of Melrose; two sons, Harry L. Hileman of Melrose and John P. Hileman III from Gainesville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Hileman were May 6, 2000 in Faith Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Melana Scruggs conducting the services. Interment was in Keystone Heights Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church Building
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