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Donald Pressley

Donald Pressley 68, of Alachua went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his home following a long illness. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 20, 1946, and graduated from Santa Fe High School with the class of 1965. Donald was a veteran of the Viet Nam war, and a member of North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Bell South after 37 years, and was a former resident of Port St. Lucie.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years Sherri Pressley of Alachua, his mother Eva Ergle of High Springs, daughters Laura Bryan of Jacksonville and Lisa Pressley of Green Cove Springs, his brother Glenn (June) Pressley of Alachua, his sister Sharon (Terry) Malphurs, his grandsons Cade and Ethan, and his Aunt Della Cox of Alachua.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at 3 p.m. at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, CR 239, Alachua. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643. The family thanks the many caretakers from Haven Hospice.

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Wayne Lamar Freeney

Wayne Lamar Freeney, 60, of High Springs died on Friday, December 19, 2014.

He was born to the late Robert Lee Freeney, Sr. and Betty Ruth Fells Freeney. Mr. Feeney was a 1972 graduate of Santa Fe High School.

He is survived by brother, Robert Lee (Johnnie Mae) Freeney, Jr.; sisters Linda Leeks, Elizabeth Ronnice Freeney-Nixon and Valerie (Johnny) Herron; uncles Jimmy and Aaron Fells; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Freeney will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 NW 1st Ave., High Springs, FL 32643; 386-454-1110.

Arrangements entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home.

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Charolette Irene Huntington-Raulerson

Charolette Irene Huntington-Raulerson, 65, passed away Dec. 1, 2014. She was born Aug. 15, 1949 to the late James and Geneva (Brown) Baxter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton Raulerson; brothers, William James Baxter, James Robert Baxter and Jimmy Baxter.

Charolette was a data entry clerk for many years for a car insurance company. She came to Manatee County in 1997 from High Springs, Florida. She was a member of Good Shepherd Church and enjoyed sewing and playing cards. She was also a dedicated Girl Scout leader for over 10 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Linda DeMinico (Patrick) of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Leslie Huntington (Richard Sconyers) of Bradenton, Florida; brothers J.E. Baxter (Lena) of Plant City Florida, Kenneth Baxter (Susan) of Dover, Florida and Leroy Baxter of Tennessee; grandchildren, Sara, Ashley, Michael, Brian and Roman.

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 6323 13th Street Court East Bradenton, Florida.

Memorial contributions may be left to Good Shepherd Church. Memories and condolences may be left on line for the family at

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Diane Nannette Phillips

Diane Nannette Phillips, 72, of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.  Diane was born on June 13, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to George and Ruth Cohen. She was passionate about traveling, music, friends and family. Loving, generous and kind to all, she never met a stranger. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Everette D. Phillips; sister Phyllis Hoynacky, aunt Florence Salzman, children Donna and Mark, nephews Adam and Michael, great nieces, nephews, and cousins

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at 2 p.m., Coral Springs Funeral Home, 1420 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida. A Memorial Gathering will follow. More information is available at

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Elizabeth Lucille Boyd

Elizabeth Lucille Boyd, 93, of Alachua, passed away on Nov. 30, 2014.

She was born in Hall, West Virginia on Oct. 31, 1921. She is survived by her daughter, Jane B. Cadwallader (Steve) of Gainesville, Florida; grandchildren Kyle and Kristi Cadwallader of Gainesville, Cody Boyd of Warner Robbins, Georgia, and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Boyd, and their son, Jeff Boyd.

Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Alachua, 14005 NW 146th Avenue, Alachua, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park East, 3700 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville. Pastor Doug Felton will officiate.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Baptist Church of Alachua. Arrangements are under the care of Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Florida, 386-454-2444.

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