Obituaries — July 14, 2022

John Adkins

John Rufus Adkins (J.R.), 72, of Starke, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022, after battling an extended illness. He was born July 24, 1949 to  Edward and Ruby Pauline Adkins and lived in Bradford County his entire life.  He attended Bradford High School, where he met the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Linda DeVore Adkins. After high school, he was drafted into military service and served with the Army’s 82nd Artillery Division.  He faithfully served in Vietnam for 12 months and then volunteered to remain for an additional 6 months fighting for his country.   He was the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal for sustained heroism and meritorious service. Upon completion of his final tour, he was honorably discharged in 1970.

He then made his living as a bricklayer, mason, and foreman.  He was employed by the Painter Masonry company of Gainesville and bragged every chance he could that he built many of the modern buildings at the University of Florida.  As a Gator fan, he was proud to play a part in the university’s growth and achievement. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing as well.  He was a member of the Sampson City Hunting Club where he spent time with his friends and his devoted hunting dogs. On weekends he rooted for the Gators and Jaguars, and watched his favorite drivers in NASCAR. In his role of “Best Pappa” ever, he spent his retirement doting on his precious grandsons, Preston, Noah, and Ezra; pushing them in the tire swing, riding them on his four-wheeler, and showing them how to grow a garden. He watched them play soccer, basketball, and even video games. He was happiest when they were happy. Besides his homestead, his favorite place to be was in the mountains of North Carolina.  He was always ready for a mountain adventure and enjoyed his last trip in 2019 with his wife, Linda; son, Josh; and his sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Bobby Patterson.  Sitting in a rocking chair and gazing into the smokey valley from the porch was soothing to his soul. After that trip, his illness kept him mostly at home where he was cared for day and night by his loving wife. He was of the Christian faith and a member of the Sampson City Church of God, where he was baptized in the latter years of his life. He found joy in worship and listening to gospel music.  He remained steadfast in his faith until his last breath. He was not a perfect man, but he was a good and decent man, and a blessing to all who knew and loved him.  May he rest in peace and may his memories be a blessing. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, John and Pauline DeVore; his brother, Mark Adkins; and beloved nephew, Adam Adkins.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Adkins; his beloved sons, John (Tanechia) Adkins of Brooker and Josh (Stacie) Adkins of Starke; his amazing grandsons Preston, Noah, and Ezra; sisters, Sophie Massey of Naples, Janet Carter and Rrene Hewett of Starke, Linda (Vern) Wickline of Middleburg; brothers, Edward Adkins Jr. of Starke, and Roy (Robyn) Adkins of Morriston; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. 

A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, July 12 at Sampson City Church of God with Brother Gene Bass officiating. Interment  followed at Lawtey Cemetery.  

Arrangements were under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit  to sign the family’s guest book.



David Crews

David John Crews, 82, of Kingsley Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2022, at his residence with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Jacksonville on Jan, 15, 1940, to the late Samuel Gilmore Crews and Frieda Syfan Crews.  He knew his calling at an early age was to help better his community.  After graduating high school, he worked for Foremost Dairies, Anchor Hocking Glass Company, and started his real estate investment company.  He married his best friend, Bonnie Yvonne Crews, on Jan. 15, 1960. In 1964, he began a lengthy career in law enforcement serving with the County Road Patrol which consolidated with the Jacksonville Police Department.  After 31 years of dedicated service, he retired in 1995.  In the late 1980’s, he and Bonnie made Kingsley Lake their forever home.  He enjoyed attending Kingsley Lake Baptist Church where he was a longtime member. He was an avid Florida Gator football fan and, for many years, held the record of 101 gallons of blood donated to the blood bank.  He was most passionate about his family.  He enjoyed family oyster roasts and cookouts, making memories with his grandbabies, and traveling all over the United States, visiting Hawaii multiple times.  He was a devoted husband, loving son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Wayne Crews; and siblings, Frieda Crews Sims, Stanley Joseph Crews, Elwell David Crews, Essie Evelyn Crews Carter, and Willie Hazel Crews Sauvage.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bonnie Yvonne Crews of Kingsley Lake; son, Troy Elwell Crews; grandchildren, Kelly (Clayton) Crews Bailey, Katelyn Danielle (Austin) Crawford, and Jared (Kassidy) Grant Crews; great-grandchildren, Rylan, Chip, Sawyer, Roland, and Walter; siblings, Sam Crews, Allen Crews, Charlie Crews, Robert Crews, Raymond Crews, Alice Crews Youngblood, and Carol Crews Harris; along with many extended family members and friends.  

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at Kingsley Lake Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Callahan.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations   to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke.  904-964-5757. Visit  to sign the family’s guest book.



Tracy Croft

LULU –  Tracy Keith Croft, 61, of Lulu, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022, at his home. He was born on April 14, 1961, to Nelson Al Croft and Linda (Markham) Norris. He was a lifelong resident of Lulu and grew up on his family’s farm. He began working on the farm at an early age and eventually got into the timber industry. His kids described him as a hard-working honest man that would give you his last dollar. He was the world’s best “Pop-Pop”. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them about the farm and hunting. He loved being in the woods, especially hunting and fishing. He also loved motocross and good music. He was a loving “Pop-Pop”, father, son, and brother, and will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carl Norris.

He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Marie Croft of High Springs and Katelyn (Nick) Reddick of Lake City; his father, Nelson “Al” (Sandra) Croft of Lake Butler; mother, Linda Norris of Gainesville; grandchildren, Holden Croft, Bryson, Ella, Addy, and Weston Reddick; his siblings, Stacy Croft of Middleburg, Jock (Christina) Croft and Josette (Steve) Rassel all of Gainesville; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces also survive.

A funeral to honor his life was held Saturday, July 9, at Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 352-463-2008. 



Merrill Griffis

Merrill Griffis, 94, of Starke went to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Community Hospice & Palliative Care in Jacksonville. He was born in Starke to the late Charlie and Lois Geiger Griffis. He attended school until the eighth grade when he decided to leave and help take care of his family. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served in WWII before being honorably discharged. On June 23, 1956, he married the love of his life and best friend, Mary Helen Griffis. Together, they spent 66 beautiful years and raised four wonderful children. He began his career as a carpenter in the Union in Gainesville before he found his true passion as a chicken farmer. He farmed chickens and cattle for over 33 years. He was the president of the Bradford Roping Club, and was a member of the Lawtey Coon Hunting Club and Two Buck Hunting Club. In his later years, he enjoyed a simple life. He and his wife enjoyed spending their time together at their lake home where they could relax and fish. He had a beautiful knife collection, which he enjoyed sharpening most afternoons. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Starke where he enjoyed worshiping his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. More than anything, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family deeply. He was a good man who will be loved and missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Milford Griffis and Nelson Griffis; and sisters, Lucille “Florey” Hornsby and Francis Johnson.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Helen Griffis of Starke; children, Rodney Griffis of Starke, Linda (Darrell) Perry of Macclenny, Darlene Plasters of Starke, and Marilyn “Punk” (Roy) Register of Middleburg; grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Hardee, Dusty (Laura) Griffis, Chasity Davis, Darrell Jr, Rachel (Robert) Brinson, Kyle (Sarah) Plasters, Logan Register, and Dalton Register; great- grandchildren, Jencie (Matt) Stanwix-Hay, Karlie, Tenly Hardee, Colby, Ally Griffis, Tyler, Kierstyn Brinson, Tristan Payne, Macy (Bryce) Watson, Gracie, Preslie Davis, Dalton, Wyatt, and Mason Perry; and great-great- grandson, Ryker Stanwix-Hay

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Brother Wailon Haston officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, 904-964-5757. Visit  to sign the family’s guest book.



Jeanette Hastings

Jeanette “Jan” Hastings, 78, of Jacksonville, formerly a longtime resident of Keystone Heights, died Monday, June 27, 2022.

Survivors are her husband,  Jerry Hasting of Jacksonville; son, Carl Edwin (Amy) Finney of Jacksonville; a daughter, Robin S. Black of Keystone Heights; a sister, Rosemary Sutherland, of Yulee.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 2, at Gadara Baptist Church. Interment will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements were by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Drive, Keystone Heights, 32656. 352-473-3176.


James Knight

James Vernon Knight, 74, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in the Community Hospice at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville.

He is survived by his son, Vernon Knight Jr. of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Micheal, Bryan, Lacey, Ginger, Christina, TJ, and JJ; and siblings, Richard Knight of Lake Butler, and Alice Sanford of Orlando.

A funeral was held on Tuesday, July 12,  at old Oak Grove Cemetery Church in Lake Butler. 

Arrangements were under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 352-496-2008.



Elliott Mcleod

Elliott Manche McLeod, 87, a proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022, in Raleigh, North Carolina.   He was born Aug. 2, 1934, in Lake Butler  to Cyril and Dorrie McLeod and attended Union County High School. At the age of 19, he was drafted by the U.S, Army to serve during the Korean War. He was sent to Germany, where he drove trucks, transporting ammo and supplies to the troops. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Private Second Class. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the Florida State Prison to take over his father’s barber shop in downtown Lake Butler.
His loved ones will remember what a doting father and a loving grandfather he was. They will also remember all of his stories of growing up on the farm, his time in the military, and hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril McLeod, and Dorrie Crawford McLeod, both of Lake Butler; his wife, Carolyn Carter McLeod of Bryceville; and one granddaughter.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Braddock of Pensacola; Carolyn Beverly of Jacksonville; and Michele Shinholser of Raleigh, North Carolina; his grandchildren; Dorris Braddock, Cody Shinholser, Lance Shinholser, Christina Carrasco; and eight great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Archer-Milton Funeral Home in Lake Butler followed immediately by the funeral at 2 p.m. A small graveside service will be held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Both services will be officiated by Rev. J.R. McLeod.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Miton Funeral Home. 386-496-2008 



Cynthia Norman

Cynthia Norman, 65, of Hampton died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Vero Beach.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Francis; son, Jeremy (Malia) Keen; brother, Thomas Francis; sister, Martha VanLeet; two granddaughters; and numerous other family members.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 921 E. Call              St.,  Starke.


Keith Patray

Lucian Keith Patray, 69, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022. He was born on Nov. 29, 1952 at Morton F. Plant Hospital in Clearwater to the late Ernie Don and Minnie Lou Patray. He was named after his maternal grandfather Lucian Hazen, but was known by his middle name, Keith.
He grew up in Starke where he attended and graduated from Bradford High School in 1970. While attending high school, he played varsity football as a wide- out with jersey number “43”. After high school, he went on to attend community college at Santa Fe College. He later become a correction’s officer with the State of Florida, Department of Corrections at North Florida Reception Center in Lake Butler. He was known to other officers there as “Sugar Foot”; a nickname given to him for his kind and understanding nature. He later become a proud father to his daughter, Lesli Dawn. He moved to the Orlando area in 1992 and continued his career as a correction’s sergeant and later retired from the State of Florida at Central Florida Reception Center. It was while living and working there that he met his best friend, Ester Jordan. He had a strong relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and enjoyed reading his Bible daily. He was an animal lover all his life and had many beloved pets over the years. He was also a lifelong fan of the University of Florida Gators. He was known for his kindness, love, and generosity. His heart was so big that everyone he knew had a special place within it.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Lesli Patray of DeLand; sister Donna (Jeffrey) Jackson; brother, Mark (Jean) Patray, both of Starke; nephews, Gary Don Brewer, Joshua Brewer, Marcus Patray, Jacob Patray, Caleb (Ashlyn) Patray; and his best friend, Ester Jordan of Orlando.
  Celebration of Life services are scheduled for Friday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 3716 SR 21, Keystone Heights 32656, and Sunday, July 17 at 1 p.m. at A Community Funeral Home, located at 910 W. Michigan St,, Orlando, 32805.



Kaitlyn Raymont

Kaitlyn Leighann Raymont (Kitchens), 26, of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was born in Gainesville and resided in Lake City.  She was a graduate of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, class of 2014, and attended Santa Fe College. She was employed with the Florida Department of Corrections since 2017 and was aspiring to be an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  She had a passion for outdoor adventures. She loved fishing and always had a rod & reel in her truck ready for the next big catch. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William “Bill” Dicks; maternal great-grandparents, Lucien “Papier” Jacques and Alice “Mamier” Jacques.

Survivors include her parents, Paul Owen Raymont and Melissa Wasden Raymont of Lake City; brother, Landon Blaize Raymont of Lake City; paternal grandparents, Florence M. Hewett of Lake City and Paul Edmond Raymont of Bear, Delaware; maternal grandparents, Trammel Wasden of Lake City, Suzanne Wasden of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and John Alvey of Seffner; paternal uncle, Thomas Dicks of Orlando; paternal aunt, Sheila (Kris) Robertson of Lake City; maternal uncle, Adam Wasden of Lake City; godparents, Susan and Joel Law of Lake City; and many other extended family and friends throughout Florida, Delaware, New Hampshire and Canada.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted on Saturday, July 16 at Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel.  All are invited for visitation with the family one hour prior to the service from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The service will begin at 3 p.m. Feel free to honor her by wearing a fishing themed or styled shirt. Donations can be made in her memory to Puzzle Pieces of North Florida, 1572 SE High Falls Road, Lake City, 32025 for Casting for Autism. You can also donate at  Please include her name on your donation.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City,  32025, 386-752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at



Margie Sapp

Margie Reece Beckham Sapp left this life on Saturday, July 9, 2022, to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with her beloved husband, Dempsey, who had been patiently waiting on her for over six years. She lived for 99 wonderful years and even to the very end she was a fighter and held on for as long as she could. She will be forever loved and missed. She was born on Nov. 11, 1922, to Robert and Thelma Beckham in Rochelle and was one of seven children. She spent her entire life in Florida. She graduated from Hawthorne High School in 1941 and went on the pursue many opportunities. She met the love of her life, Dempsey Robert Sapp, while she was working as a telephone operator at Southern Bell in Starke during WWII. They married Sept. 17, 1943 while he was serving in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Arlington, Virginia. They spent 72 wonderful years together. Together they created four children, and she loved being a stay at home Mom. She was a caregiver and loved her family. Her mother passed away at 59 years of age and she took over the care of her Father for many years; cooking and cleaning for him on a weekly basis while managing her own four children. She and her husband founded Florida Pest Control in 1949 in Gainesville. The company became one of the largest independently owned pest control companies in the United States providing for hundreds of employees, their families, and thousands of valued customers throughout the years. She remained actively involved with the business well into her nineties. She was a wonderful Southern cook, and many came to enjoy her delicious meals. She will be especially remembered for incredible cakes, particularly her pound cakes and caramel nut cakes. She loved to garden, and she never met a plant she did not like or want. To this day, her yard is beautiful with blooming crepe myrtles, azaleas, sago palms and many more that she planted where she and Dempsey built their dream home over forty years ago on the Sapp family farm that Dempsey grew up on and established in Lake Butler. She was a wonderful homemaker and loved to sew, quilt, and craft. She was a member of the Rex Club in Hawthorne, and the Lake Forest Homemakers Club (UF Extension office) since 1961. She hosted the annual end-of-the-year party at her house every spring for many years. She loved to shop, especially for shoes and purses. She was always beautifully dressed from top to bottom and her beautiful blonde hair was fixed to perfection. She would dazzle you with her sea blue eyes.  One of her greatest loves was the University of Florida Gators. She and her husband, a graduate of UF, were avid fans for over 50 years, rarely missing a game. You did not want to sit next to her at a football game because her excitement could be dangerous. Since 1952, she and her husband were members of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she attended faithfully every Sunday until COVID. She instilled her faith among her children. She was affectionately known as “MeMa” and had four children, seven grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren and several step- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: brothers, Julian Beckham, Aldine Beckham, and Frank Beckham; sister, Bobbie Alvarez; daughter, Debi Sapp Wise; and great-granddaughter, Sofia Wise.

She is survived by her loving children, Kay (Don) Frowick, D.R. (Diane) Sapp, and Angelia (Don) Dickey; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Irma Glenn Hales and Sandra Cannon; and many relatives. She has had many loving caretakers through the years that allowed her to remain in her home until the end. A special thank you to Regina Lane, her sister, Sandra Cannon, Sara Chesser, Lisa McKibben; Elizabeth Ivey, Belinda Williams, and many others through Touching Hearts. We are forever grateful for their loving care and devotion allowing our mother to live 99 wonderful years. A special thank you to Dr. Nadkarni and his staff for their care and attention over the years. We would also like to thank Vistas Hospice and their loving nurses.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, July 13 at  Wesley United Methodist Church, Gainesville.  Honorary pallbearers were Chad Frowick, Zac Wise, Dempsey Sapp III, Dylan Dickey, Austin Sapp, and Colby Frowick. Donations can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 826 NW 23rd  Ave., Gainesville, 32609 in her honor.

Arrangements were under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008.    



Margaret Sutton

STARKE – Margaret Marie “Kozelka” Sutton, 102, of Starke passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022.  She was born in Prairie du chein, Wisconsin on Dec. 12, 1919.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Clifford; parents, Vincent and Joesephine Kozelka; eight brothers and sisters; a son, Clyde (Judy); and three grandsons. 

Survivors include her children, Thomas (Margie) Sutton, Kenneth (Glenda) Sutton and Janet (John) Pate; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 E. Nona St., Starke, 32091. 




Gregory Tyre III

Gregory Patrick Tyre III, 18, of Lake Park, Georgia passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He was born in Gainesville on Aug. 15, 2003 to his loving parents, Gregory Patrick Tyre II and Leslie Anne Powell Lee. He was raised in Lake Butler until he turned 16 and then relocated to Lake Park, Georgia. He attended Lowndes County High School and earned his diploma from Wiregrass Community College in 2021. Shortly after high school, he began his career at Binderholtz Sawmill, where he enjoyed working and was eager to grow in the company. He enjoyed fishing, kayaking, swimming at the springs, and listening to a variety of music. He had the biggest heart and would do anything for others. He spent his money on things he wanted, and spoiled others; he knew he would make more and wasn’t afraid to spend it. More than anything, he loved his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gregory Patrick Tyre Sr..

 He is survived by his parents, Gregory (Jessica) Patrick Tyre II of Jennings, and Leslie (Jerome) Lee of Lake City; paternal grandparents, Gary (Dona) Jackson of Lake Park, Georgia; maternal grandparents, Jerry (Debra) Powell of Lake Butler; great-grandmother, Judith G. Young of Orange Park; brother, Chase Tyre of Lake City; sister, Mary Tyre of Lake City; step sister, Talena Lee of Lake City and Hayleigh Capps of Jennings; aunt, Judith Young; uncles, Jeremy Powell, Chris Tyre, Jason Barnett, and Kyle (Tiffany) Tyre; and many cousins, friends, and extended family members.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, July 13 at Ferreira Chapel in Lake Butler with Brother Dalton Harrington officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Providence.

Arrangements were under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 435 Lake Butler, 32054. 386-496-1400. Visit to sign the family’s guest book.



Michael Vinci

Faye Vinc

Michael Stephen Vinci passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, and patiently waited until Wednesday, July 6, 2022, for his wife of 37 years, Faye Marie Bryant Vinci, to join him.  The two married on June 22, 1985, and enjoyed a good life together in Lake Butler. He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Belleville, Illinois to the late A.J. and Evelyn Lee Vinci. In July of 1968, he proudly joined the United States Army and served until his retirement from the Army National Guard in 1997. He worked for the Florida Highway Patrol and later retired as a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, scuba diving, going crabbing, and watching westerns. Together, he and Faye enjoyed taking cruises. They both were also animal lovers. She was born March 23, 1956, in Jacksonville, to the late Everett and Lilian Andrews Bryant. She also had a long career with the Department of Corrections until her retirement. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, sponsoring animals, and riding horses. She also was a thrill seeker, riding in race cars; and she wouldn’t pass up a roller coaster. They loved their family more than anything and will be deeply missed.

They are survived by their children, Michael Blaine Vinci, Elizabeth (Tony) Hodges, and Michael Anthony Vinci, all of Lake Butler; grandchildren, Michael G. Vinci, Victoria K. Vinci, Nathan Brand, Morgan Hodges, Michael Everett Vinci, and Eva Vinci; a great-grandson, Briggs Anthony Brand; Michael’s brother, Joe (Joanne) Vinci of Brandon; Faye’s siblings, Loriann (Adam) Bennett of Jacksonville,  Susan Brown of Iowa, and Ronnie Bryant of Jacksonville; Faye’s step-sister, Judy Davis of Tallahassee; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A service to honor them will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. They will be laid to rest immediately following the service at Elzey Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler 386-496-2008.