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Obituaries

  • Obituaries 09.16

    Malcolm ‘Mickey’ Brett

    Malcolm “Mickey” Brett, 72, died Monday, Sept. 6, in Tallahassee.

    He was born in Blountstown and had lived in this area his entire life. He worked for the City of Tallahassee for 36 years as a firefighter and retired as district chief. He served in the U.S. Navy. He attended River of Life Church.

  • Obituaries 09.02

    Robert “Rob Roy” Ashmore

    Robert “Rob Roy” R. Ashmore, 95, died on Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Tallahassee.

    He was the owner and operator of Ashmore’s Drug Store in Tallahassee for more than 60 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army, and came to Tallahassee in 1946. He was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church and the Ashmore Masonic Lodge 102 in Sopchoppy.

    Funeral services were held at Lakeview Baptist Church, 222 W. Seventh Ave. on Friday, Aug. 27, with burial at Sopchoppy West Cemetery in Sopchoppy.

  • Obituaries 08.26

    Harley J. Gilbert

    Harley “Jerry” Jerome Gilbert, 58, of Crawfordville, died on Monday, Aug. 16.

    He was born on April 12, 1952, in Mississippi to Willie Ina Gilbert and Harley William Gilbert. He grew up and lived in Tallahassee and Crawfordville. He was a graduate of Rickards High School and became a certified charter boat captain. He was an avid outdoor enthusiast whose passions included scuba diving, fishing, artifact collection and exploring local history.

  • Obituaries 08.19

    David Windsor Chapman

    David Windsor Chapman, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 14, in Tallahassee.

    He was born in Leavenworth, Kan., and came to this area in 1997. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Panacea. He worked for the Department of the Army, Civil Service, at the Command General Staff College in Leavenworth from 1953 to 1997 and served in the Kansas National Guard from 1953 to 1956.

  • Obituaries 08.12

    Elizabeth P. ‘Betty Lou’ B. Biers

    Elizabeth Phoebe “Betty Lou” Barnes Biers, 80, died at the Margaret Dozier Hospice House, Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, on July 29 of ovarian cancer.

  • Obituaries 08.05

    Malcolm D. McCoy

    Malcolm Daniel McCoy, 87, of Tallahassee, died on Sunday, Aug. 1, at his home.

    He was born, lived his whole life, and died on the family property on West Tennessee Street. His ancestors homesteaded the property in 1829. He served in the United States Navy in World War II as an electrician on the U.S.S. Ocelot, Pacific theater. He proudly followed in his father’s footsteps as a firefighter for the city of Tallahassee for 25 years, rising to the rank of lieutenant. When he retired he operated a hog farm.

  • Obituaries 07.29

    Mildred Bishop, 73, of Pensacola, went home to be with her lord and savior on Friday, July 23.

    She was a native of Leon County, leaving St. Marks in 1952 to make Indiana her home for 46 years until returning to Florida in 1998. She was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker. She loved nature, art, music, quilting and reading. She was a christian and church member since the age of 13.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Lue Fan Merritt, Lonnie L. Moore; husband, Fred Q. Bishop; sisters Alice Burgess and Emmie Richbourg; and brothers Ervin and Roger Moore.

  • Obituaries 07.22

    Capt. Ivary A. Adams

    Ivary Adell Adams, 97, of Tallahassee, died on Sunday, July 18, at his residence.

    He was a native and lifelong resident of Leon and Wakulla Counties. He was the first licensed charter boat captain, sailing the “Lucille” out of St. Marks for many years. A U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II, as a member of the Auxiliary he re-established the Flotilla along the Gulf of Mexico from Carrabelle to Steinhatchee, He served in the Coast Guard from 1939 to 1993, and was the last Lamplighter at the St. Marks Lighthouse.

  • Obituaries 07.15

    James H. Burge Jr.

    James Henry Burge Jr., 56, died Saturday, July 10, in Tallahassee.

    J.B. was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family and friends. He was a retired postal worker.

    Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 14, at Simmons Cemetery, Sopchoppy. Visitation was held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sopchoppy United Methodist Church, 131 Rose Street, Sopchoppy FL 32358.

  • Obituaries 07.08

    Henry J. Bastian

    Henry J. Bastian, 71, of Crawfordville, died on Saturday, July 3, of cancer.

    He moved from Michigan to Florida in 1981 and was a retired electronics technician. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed pheasant hunting and was an NFL fan.

    A memorial service in Michigan will be scheduled at a later date.