George “Buddy” Edward Vance

George “Buddy” Edward Vance 49, of Florahome, Florida passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. George was born on Saturday, December 30, 1961 in Man, West Virginia to the late Theron and Beulah Mae (Hackney) Vance. George enjoyed watching NASCAR & football, gardening and loving his grand babies. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing George’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Vance is survived by his loving wife Tammy M. Vance of Florahome, Florida; daughters: Carrie L. Cribbs and husband Joe, Heather M. Dyal, and Tara M. Vance all of Florahome, Florida; brothers: Jerry Lee Vance an d wife Helen of Jacksonville, Florida, James Vance, Joe Vance and wife Sherry all of Florahome, Florida; sister, Jackie Silva of Middleburg, Florida; grandchildren: Jarrett Cribbs, Kaiden Cribbs and Bella Dyal; Many other family and friends who will miss him dearly. A Celebration of George’s life will be 3PM, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Huntley and Jamie D. Watts, officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida for Anatomy Gift Registry in Hanover, Maryland.

Terrie Ann Norris

Terrie Ann Norris 66, of Hollister, Florida passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Terrie was born on Wednesday, October 11, 1944 in Miami, Florida to Frank Holt and Velma (Lang) McLaurin. She is preceded in death by her father, Frank Holt. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Terrie’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Norris is survived by her daughter Tavia K. Busby of Deltona, Florida; son, Andrew Nash of Orlando, Florida; mother, Velma McLaurin of Hollister, Florida; sisters: Darrol Hoffmann and Christine Jackson both of Hollister, Florida, and Brenda Albert of Palatka, Florida; grandchildren: Ashley Donnell and Devin Donnell; Many other family and friends who will miss her dearly.  “Go in peace into God’s loving arms and you will always be in our hearts.” A Celebration of Terrie’s Life will be 6 PM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 147 Crestwood Ave, Palatka, Florida. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Albert David Branch

Albert David Branch 92, of Interlachen, Florida passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Albert was born on Saturday, March 22, 1919 in Geneva, Alabama to the late Henry and Pearl (Little) Branch. Mr. Branch proudly served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WWII. He is also preceded in death by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, son, Charles Branch and granddaughter, Debra Lynn Branch. He retired after 38 years as a foreman/supervisor with the Davey Tree Expert Company. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Albert’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Branch is survived by sons: James Branch, Larry Branch and wife Lana, and David Branch and wife Trish all of Interlachen, Florida; daughter, Betty Phillips of Interlachen, Florida; brother, Sam Branch of Cocoa Beach, Florida; sisters: Lois Roberts and Ruth Cotton both of Bradenton, Florida; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; Many other family and friends who will miss him dearly. A Celebration of Albert’s life will be 1 PM, Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 112 Whippoorwill Lane, Interlachen, Florida. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Mr. Branch’s name to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, Florida 32177. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Judy Marie Windlow

Judy Marie Windlow 64, of Palatka, Florida passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at her home. Judy was born on Wednesday, September 11, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late John Wilson and Argie Violet (Delk) Helton. She is also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. She enjoyed Shopping, bingo, and collecting elephants. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Judy’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Windlow is survived by her loving husband Randolph B. Windlow of Palatka, Florida; son, Jerry, Windlow of Palatka, Florida; daughter, Tammy Simpson and husband Wendell, of Palatka, Florida; brother, Robert Helton of Nashville, Tennessee; sisters: Irene Hall and Doris McCool and husband Wendell all of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren: Stephanie Rojas, Nicholas Simpson, Hunter Simpson and Jaeden Windlow; A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Marie H. Winters

Marie H. Winters 78, of Georgetown, Florida passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Florida. Marie was born on Sunday, December 11, 1932 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late Ed and Willie Henry. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Marie’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Winters is survived by a son, Eddie Bolick of Georgetown, Florida; No service is planned at this time. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Raymond A. “Rip” Levenworth

Raymond A. “Rip” Levenworth 69, of Pomona Park, Florida passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at his home. Raymond was born on Sunday, November 23, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Raymond and Idella (Seeley) Levenworth. Mr. Levenworth proudly served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army for over 15 years. Serving in the Vietnam War. He is also preceded in death by his brother Roy W. Leavenworth, granddaughters: Kristy N. Harrington and Kelly J. Bladek. Ray was a long time self employed residential contractor. Condolences may be sent to his family by signing Ray’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Levenworth is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Janet A. Levenworth of Pomona Park, Florida; sons: Ray Levenworth of Ponte Vedra, Florida, Keith Rockwell of Satsuma, Florida, Gregg Rockwell and Scott Rockwell both of Little Falls, New York; daughters: Virginia (Ginny) Bladek, Cynthia Lynne Levenworth and husband Thomas and Linda Lou Levenworth Klock and husband Timothy all of Herkimer, New York; brother, Herman Benson of Dolgeville, New York; sisters: Delcia Leavenworth Urich and husband Fred “Fritz” and Janet Benson Klock all of Little Falls, New York; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; Many other family and friends who will miss him dearly. His great love was his family and Chihuahuas. Family and friends will gather for fellowship beginning at 5 PM, Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Watts Funeral Home Chapel, the Final Tribute Memorial Service will begin at 6 PM. Military Honors will be bestowed by the U.S. Army National Guard from St. Augustine, Florida. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Margaret L. Harris

Margaret L. Harris 82, of Satsuma, Florida passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Kiva of Palatka, Florida. Margaret was born on Saturday, March 9, 1929 in Ft. Gay, West Virginia to the late Walter T. And Zella (Fairchild) Porter. She was a shipping clerk in a Cigar Factory. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Margaret’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Harris is survived by her son, Bill Harris and wife Arlene of Satsuma, Florida; brother, Donald Porter of Satsuma, Florida; grand children: Jeff, Robbie and Lindsay; great grandchildren: Ben, Ryan and Ethan; Many other family and friends who will miss her dearly. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Michael Wayne Deskins

Michael Wayne Deskins 44, of Mayo/Welaka, Florida passed away suddenly Monday, July 11, 2011 due to a vehicle accident. Michael was born on Sunday, June 18, 1967 in Urbana, Ohio. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, the Bass Pro organization and enjoyed Steelers Football, fishing and hunting. He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Roger Webb. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Michael’s page online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Deskins is survived by his sons: Zacory C. Deskins and Chris Day and wife Amber all of Choctaw, Oklahoma; mother of his sons, Grace Lavonne of Choctaw, Oklahoma; mother Kay Gerber and husband “Duck” of Welaka, Florida; brother, Jason Webb of Odessa, Texas; sisters: Terri Knights of Destin, Florida and Melissa Smith of Pikeville, Kentucky; step mother, Catherine Hill of Mayo, Florida; grandchildren: Paige Day and Paityn Day. Numerous nephews, nieces and friends who will miss him dearly. Funeral Service will be 3 PM, Monday, July 17, 2011 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel, visitation will begin at 2 PM. Jamie Watts will officiate. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Ned Wilkinson

Ned Wilkinson 81, of Palatka, Florida passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at his home. Ned was born on Friday, January 24, 1930 in Palatka, Florida to the late Burris and Pauline (Phillips) Wilkinson. He is also preceded in death by his loving wife, Willene Wilkinson, a son, Larry Wilkinson, brothers: Ray Wilkinson, Robert Wilkinson Donald Wilkinson and Ralph Wilkinson. He enjoyed fishing and was a retired logger from Jake Wilkinson Timber. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Ned’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Wilkinson is survived by his daughters: Wanda Wilkinson and husband Jake, Jo Tillis and husband Jeffery all of Palatka, Florida, Debbie Parrish and husband Ben of Hollister, Florida and Edna Coleman and husband Shane of Satsuma, Florida; brothers: Raymond Wilkinson and wife Johanna of Interlachen, Florida, Perry Wilkinson and wife Geraldine of Keaton Beach, Florida, and Jake Wilkinson and wife Wanda of Palatka, Florida; sisters: Barbara Ward and husband Roy of Oak Hill, Florida, and Wanda Weaver and husband Larry of Bryceville, Florida; grandchildren: Laura Stikes, Emily Rollins, Daisy Taylor, D.J. Wilkinson, Ben Parrish, Jr., Britney Shockley, Bryan Tillis, Jessica Tillis, Jodie Tillis, Brandon Tillis, and McKenzie Tillis; great grandchildren: Felcia Franklin, Vanessa Vault, Harley Rollins, Jr., Josh Rollins, Seth Wilkinson, Landen Wilkinson, Aeryn Parrish, Josiah Parrish and Earlie Taylor; Many other family and friends who will miss him dearly. Funeral Service will be 2 PM, Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Oakhill Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida, visitation will begin at 1:30 PM until the time of service. Rev Joe Young will be officiating. Interment will be next to his dear wife Willene at Etoniah Cemetery, in Palatka. Following the service a luncheon will be served at the home of Jo and Jeff Tillis. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

James Crawford, Jr. “Chicken”

James Crawford, Jr. “Chicken” 49, of East Palatka, Florida passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home following an extended illness. James was born on Friday, November 3, 1961 in Palatka, Florida to the late James Crawford, Sr. and Inez C. Johnson. He attended Palatka High School South. A member of the A.C.O.J. New Birth Ministry. “Chicken” enjoyed fishing, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. A man with the heart of gold that would lend a hand to everyone that needed him, he never met a stranger. He is preceded in death by his father, James Crawford, Sr., sister, Sharon Johnson Haynesworth, grandparents, Willie and Alberta Johnson, uncles, Nathaniel Robinson and Sidney Crawford, aunt Hazel. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing James’ online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. He leaves to cherish his memories, mother, Inez Johnson; companion of 19 years, Judith Young; daughter Ta Tanesha Crawford; grandchildren: Tromiya Camps and Joseph Crawford; brothers: Ajay Moore and wife Sarah, Kenneth Johnson, Jamar Walker, Darren Crawford and Cedric Walker, Jr.; sisters: Kayla Jenkins and husband William, Sheila Crawford and companion Jerry Walker, Sr., very special grandmother Juanita Johnson; special friend Felicia Wilson; A Host of nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles and many many friends who will miss him dearly. Visitation will be at Watts Funeral Home Chapel 5:30-7 PM Friday, July 15, 2011. Funeral Service will be 2 PM Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Apostolic Church of Jesus, 200 N. 4th St. in East Palatka, Florida. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.