Omer G. Crosswhite, 85 of Satsuma, Florida passed away Monday,
September 9, 2013 at his home. No service is planned. Watts
Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements.
Omer G. Crosswhite, 85 of Satsuma, Florida passed away Monday,
Infant Roger Vincent Deal III passed on Thursday,
September 5, 2013 in Orlando, Fl. No Service is planned.
Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted with
Sarah M. Maynard, 87 of Palatka, Florida passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013.
Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center will announce her service.
Linda B. Spease 72 of Welaka Forida passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at her
home. She will be laid to rest on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Welaka Cemetery.
Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.
Richard Roland Dreyer, 78, passed away peacefully on August 30 2013 at his home in Satsuma. Born in Detroit Michigan, Rick moved with his family to Florida in the 1930’s and grew up in Orange County and Orlando, Florida. He attended Orlando Junior College and the University of Miami, and played basketball during college. Rick was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army after college. He enjoyed a variety of sports as a young man and was an accomplished water skier and ping pong player. He moved to Putnam County in 1985 to be near the water, and loved boating on the local rivers. Rick loved the outdoors and spent many weekends camping and fishing. He is survived by his four children, sons Greg, David and Daniel Dreyer, and daughter Vicki Winder; and his seven grandchildren Ricky, Krystal, Zoe, Heidi, Sam, Danielle and Ryan; and his great-grandchild Braxton. Rick was survived by his first wife Judith Lynne Albrecht Dreyer, and was preceded in death by his loving companion Nancy McCune. Rick will be remembered as a man who loved good cheer, good times, and people of all walks of life. The memorial service and viewing will be Friday September 6, from 6 to 8 pm at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo. A veteran’s honors burial will be conducted on Monday September 9 at 2 PM in the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL. will military honors. Memories and Condolences can be shared with the family by signing Richard’s Guest book at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Helena Cadogen Oxley, 90, passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice in Palatka, FL on August 3rd, 2013. She was born April 12, 1923 in Grimsby Lancashshire to the late Fred and Mercy Cadogen, their only child, later living in Wales, where she spoke fluent Welsh. She fought in WWII in Her Majesty’s Royal Army before marrying the love of her life, the late Wing Commander Mick Oxley in 1948. She then settled down to be a beloved housewife and mother. She traveled all over the world with her husband and children in the Royal Air Force before finally retiring from AFNORTH, in Norway and then emigrating to where she always wanted to live – the United State of America. She became a citizen in 1982 and resided in Crescent City, Florida. She enjoyed singing, dancing, reading the Bible, spending time with her friends, ministering to others, and later in life, loved watching her great grandchildren play. She also loved attending church at First Assembly of God in Palatka, Florida until she was unable to walk. She made friends all over the world who will miss her greatly.
Left to cherish her memories are her two daughters, Gaylene (David) Odell, of Crescent City, Florida; Deborah Oxley, of Watford, United Kingdom; four grandchildren, Stephanie (James) Cheely, Kristian (Dana) Unruh, Emma (CJ) Dean, Brad (Ashley) Odell of Jacksonville Florida; a cousin Gerald (Eileen) Cadogan of Coshocton Wales, a niece Toni (Allen) Jerman of Birmingham England, ten great-grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
There will be no public memorial service, the family will be having a private get together per her wishes.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is requesting donations be made to Haven Hospice.
Richard B. Goodhue, 90 of Satsuma, Florida passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.
He was born on June 13, 1923 to the late Raymond and Florence Goodhue in Quincy, MA. He was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corp
and served during World War II. Richard was a proud teamster. He enjoyed his dogs, the outdoors, to read and had a fine sense of humor.
His brother, Donald who was 19 months older than him passed away peacefully two days after he did in New Mexico.
Besides his parents and brother he is preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Goodhue. Survivors are his loving daughter,
Dianne L. (Yoma) Goodhue, and her sisters, Elaine and Kathleen Goodhue; son, George Goodhue; and granddaughters, Shelley Bryant,
Kristina Goodhue; and five great grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date.
Herman Edward Fugate Senior passed away August 6, 2013 at his residence in Welaka, Florida after a long illness. He was born June 13, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Hershel Fugate and Nell Mott Fugate. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and was an Eagle Scout. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army after which he joined the Florida National Guard. He retired from the Florida National Guard as a Lt. Colonel after 32 years of service. While a reservist, he also worked for the State of Florida Beverage Department, and was a real estate developer. He was an avid outdoorsman and stamp collector. He especially enjoyed fishing with his fishing buddies in the Bashi Bazouks. He was a life member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Arlington Lodge No. 309, and a life member of Morocco Shriners of Jacksonville, Florida. He is survived by his sister Mary Bridges, his children Miles and Herman Junior, and his grandson Joseph E. Fugate. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Doris Delight Donaldson, 92 of Georgetown, Florida went home to be with her Lord on
Saturday, August 24, 2013 at her home. Doris was born on October 13, 1920 in Dayton, Oh.,
to the late Lester and Cressa Davis. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband,
Sam Donaldson; sister, Janet Spradlin. She grew up in Ohio and moved to Miami in 1951,
later moving to Georgetown in 1974 where she made her home. Doris enjoyed playing scrabble, crossword
puzzles and games shows. She taught Sunday School for thirty years. She was a member of Beulah
Baptist Church were she served as the librarian. Her life continues with her family, sons, David L.
Donaldson of Lake Como, Fl., Jerald L. Donaldson of San Deigo, Ca., Robert E. Donaldson of
Georgetown, Fl..; five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Doris’s life will be celebrated on
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11 AM at Beulah Baptist Church with Pastor Robby Paxton as officiant.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM prior to the service. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center
is entrusted to the arrangements.
Nancy Lou Arterburn Adams, 74, passed away peacefully on July 31,
2013 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville Florida after succumbing to a
stroke a week earlier. Her parents Wallace and Fannie Claye Arterburn
and all three of her siblings, Wallace Arterburn Jr., Ruth Comfort, and
Lavern Beam preceded her in death. Nancy is survived by her partner
of 50 years, Felton Adams, Jr., her only child Amy Blake and husband
Milan, and two grandsons (that she was crazy about) Asa and Eli. She
was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Born in Scottville KY, Nancy was a 1956 graduate of Allen County High
School and a 1960 graduate of Bowling Green Business University. She
began her career at Clark Insurance in Bowling Green KY. Marrying
in 1965, she continued her career at Starling and Followell Attorneys
in Columbus GA. After moving to Nashville TN she began working at
American Airlines and then moved to Cleveland TN. She completed
her Masters and additional certificates at Alabama A&M and Trevecca
Nazarene College while teaching at Bradley Central High School. In her
profession, she was active in Business and Professional Women (BPW)
and was passionate about education and improving the school system in
Bradley County. She was fair and firm and found value in each student.
She retired from BCHS in 1998 after 20 years of teaching in the business
department and working in the Attendance office. She loved retirement
and divided her time between Spring City TN and Crescent City FL.
Her very favorite thing to do was spend time with her daughter and
grandsons. Nancy will be fondly remembered for her quick wit, sharp tongue,
strong work ethic, incredible wardrobe, love for her friends and the
Arterburns, Adams’ and Blakes, her willingness to try anything and her
positive attitude about whatever came her way. Her loss will leave a
huge void in the lives of those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Condolences may be
shared with the family at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com
Watts Funeral Homes of San Mateo, Fl. is in charge of the arrangements.