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DAUGHTRY, LOIS
SOPCHOPPY - Lois Daughtry, 89, of the Curtis Mills Community in Sopchoppy, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 7, at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla County Senior Citizens, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Williston, Fla., and had been a resident of Sopchoppy (Curtis Mills) since 1976, coming from Hollywood, Fla., She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Curtis Mills. She is survived by two daughters, Delores Diekeveres (and husband John) of Brooksville, Fla., and Amanda Daughtry of Sopchoppy; two sons, Charles Chrysler of Valdosta, Ga., and Lamar Daughtry (and wife Diane) of Graceville, Fla.; a sister, Irene Doub of LaBelle, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The family would like to send a special thank you to all the caregivers.
[Tallahassee Democrat on Aug.6, 2008,Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]

BRADER, KATHLEEN

Kathleen "Kitty" Brader passed away on September 18, 2008, following a long battle with Alzheimer. Kitty was a long-time resident of Crawfordville, having immigrated to the United States from Ireland at the age of 14. Kitty worked at Spring Creek Restaurant for over 30 years and made many lifelong friends. Kitty was known for her love of animals and spent her years traveling to and from work feeding the strays along the road and taking in as many of them as she could, which were many. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. EDT Monday, September 22, 2008, at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Friends are invited to join her family following the service at Spring Creek Restaurant to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the local Humane Society, Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment of Wakulla County, P.O. Box 1195, Crawfordville, FL 32326 or to the Humane Society of the United States, 1624 Metropolitan Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Ryan; her grandson, Ryan DiCrescenzo and great-grandson, Simon Henry DiCrescenzo

[Tallahassee Democrat on 9/21/2008, Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]

SCOTT, JOSEPH
Joseph Scott
, 71, of Palmetto, died Monday, January 5, 2009. Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 10, at St. John First Baptist Institutional Church, 1108 29th Street, East, Palmetto with Dr. Fred Brown, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm, Friday, January 9, at Westside Funeral Home, 204 7th Street, West, Palmetto. Born in Sopchoppy, Wakulla County, FL, Mr. Scott was employed as a laborer in agriculture for most of his life. He was a volunteer for various community agencies over the years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph Scott, Sr. and Georgianne Rosier Scott. Survivors include his daughter, Mamie Wilson of Ft. Lauderdale; sister, Evelyn Scott Shannon of Palmetto; grandchildren: Acolia Simpson Peterson (Shaun), Monte Jordon, and Jermiachel Wilson all of Ft. Lauderdale; 3 great grandchildren; nieces: Kimberly Smith (Tim) and Kimiya Watkins of Palmetto. Arrangements entrusted to Westside Funeral Home.
[Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss . Published in The Herald on 1/8/2009]

DENMARK, MARY F.
Mary Frances Denmark
, 65, of Crawfordville died Friday, Feb. 27, in Crawfordville.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, March 3, at Hillcrest Cemetery, in Quincy. Burial followed the service. A native of Vero Beach, she was a longtime resident of the Crawfordville area. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Tina Benefield of Pelham, Ga.; three sons, Rick Fountain and Duane Fountain both of Crawfordville, and Harmon Fountain of Woodville; three sisters, Shirley Heuring, Lillie Morgan and Ruth Hodge; four brothers, David O'Neal, Butch O'Neal, Andy O'Neal and Noah O'Neal; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

[Wakulla News March 03, 2009.Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]

CANTNER, NEIL F.
Neil Fredrick Cantner, 88, of Crawfordville died Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Crawfordville. Services will be in Grenada, Miss. A native of McKeesport, Pa., he had lived in Crawfordville for three years after moving from Sugarland, Texas. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Hickory Grove, Miss. He was an electrical technician with the Federal Aviation Administration and a U.S. Army veteran from World War II. In his retirement, he became a dedicated woodworker crafting fine furniture from local hardwoods. Survivors include two sons, Preston Eugene Cantner of McCarley, Miss. and Phillip Neil Cantner and wife Mickey of St. Marks; a granddaughter, Cassandra Lasser of Houston, Texas; and three great-grandchildren. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of the arrangements.-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of the arrangements.
[Wakulla News Feb 28, 2009. Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]


PARKER, TRACY CARRIE
Tracy Carrie Parker, 29, of Sopchoppy died Thursday, Feb. 12. The funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 20 at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville. She was born April 24, 1979 and was a loving devoted mother who cherished her children. Survivors include her children, Kristen Parker of Perry and Hunter Carmona and Shaun Carmona, both of Sopchoppy; her parents, Tammy Sanders and husband Alga of Sopchoppy; her father, Gary Allen "Bud" Free; two grandmothers, Gladys Jenkins of Crawfordville and Thelma Scott of Tallahassee; two sisters, Amy Ingram and Steve of Crawfordville and Rachel Frank and Billy of Sopchoppy; a brother, Dale Sanders of Sopchoppy; three nieces, Sarah Ingram, Kayla Ingram and Destiny Frank; three nephews, Brandon Ingram, David Frank and Landon Frank; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of the arrangements.
[Wakulla News Feb 14, 2009. Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]

ROBERTSON, BOB
Bob Robertson, 83, of Wakulla County died Thursday, Feb. 19. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Dr., Crawfordville FL 32327. A native of Nostasulga, Ala., he moved to Wakulla County in 1981 from Cocoa. He owned and operated his own marine business and was a member of Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church. He was a member of VFW Post #4538 in Crawfordville and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps in both World War II and Korea. He loved the outdoors and fishing and attending the senior center. Survivors by his wife of 37 years, Betty Robertson, eight children, 20 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee was in charge of the arrangements.
[Wakulla News Feb 30, 2009. Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss ]


ROHE, FRANK H.
Frank Horace Rohe, Sr., 79, of Crawfordville died Monday, Feb. 16, in Medart. Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville with burial as Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial donations maybe be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32308. He was born in Arkansas and was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking, and horseback riding while spending time with family friends. Survivors include a son, Frank Horace Rohe, Jr. of Crawfordville; two daughters, Marcella Ruth Gaines of Spence, Texas, and Frances Althea Hall of Elizabethtown, Penn.; a sister, Betty Jackson of Texas; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangments.
[Wakulla News Feb 18, 2009. Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]

STRICKLAND, SUELLEN D.
Suellen Darraye Strickland, 68, of Crawfordville, died Sunday, Feb. 22 in Tallahassee. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Lake Ellen Baptist Church with burial at Lake Ellen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wakulla Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 1121, Crawfordville FL 32326. A native of Brawley, Calif., she moved to Wakulla County from North Carolina in 1974. She was a member of Lake Ellen Baptist Church and loved to attend Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Crawfordville. She was a seamtress and owned her own business watching over and sharing the lives of area children for 25 years. She was also involved with 4-H, was past president of the Women's Club, and was very involved in the community. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Kenneth Strickland of Crawfordville; her father, Ray Harwell; a son, David Edward Sellick and wife Michelle of Lynn Haven; a brother, William Clingenpeel II and Delilah of Atlanta; a sister, Shari Hartwell of California; and three grandchildren, Andrew, Charis, and Jared. Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville was in charge of the arrangements.
[Wakulla News Feb. 24, 2009. Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss]

MOORE, HERBERT
TALLAHASSEE , Dec. 12. – Hon. Herbert Moore of Crawfordville, Wakulla county, the youngest member of the house of representatives, died at his home this morning at 3 o’clock , of pneumonia, resulting from influenza. 
Mr. Moore attended the extraordinary session of the legislature up to the day before its adjournment, when he was excused on account of illness. Mr. Moore was editor of the Crawfordville Breeze, the only newspaper of Wakulla county.
 Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 4 o’clock , to which Governor Catts and his entire cabinet were especially invited. They were unable to attend, however, as they were spending today in Marianna, on an official visit to the boys’ industrial school.
The deceased is survived by his widow.
[ Tampa Tribune – 13 Dec. 1918 , Transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

HOLDER, RHONDA GAIL POPE
Rhonda Gail Pope Holder, 52, of Crawfordville, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at her home after a battle with cancer. Survivors include her husband, Darrell Holder; two daughters, Gina Pope Rudd and Sheila Holder; a son, Nathaniel Holder; and six grandchildren; all of Crawfordville. She was predeceased by her parents Glenn Pope Sr. and Mary Harvey Pope. A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Crawfordville. Burial will be at Arran Cemetery in Crawfordville at a later date. Family is handling all arrangements. [Published in The Wakulla News on Feb. 14, 2013. Submitted by Gina Pope Rudd]
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