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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 www.CoralSpringsFuneralHome.com.

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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 www.skywaymemorial.com.

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John G. Purnell

Mr. John G. Purnell, 43, of Ft. White, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 16, 2014.

Mr. Purnell grew up in High Springs, but lived for the past 35 years in the Ft. White area. In his spare time, Mr. Purnell enjoyed fishing, hunting, mud racing, the outdoors, and gardening. Mr. Purnell was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Purnell is survived by his wife, Kay Purnell; his mother, Lola Brooks of High Springs; his father, William Purnell of Archer; his son Jeb Beck of Lake City, his daughter Nicole Fussell of Bell, his brother Earl Patrick Harris of Ft. White; his sister, Alice Marie Abner of High Springs; and his grandmother, Alice Cason Walker of High Springs. His grandchildren, Jonathan Fussell, Christian Fussell, and Braylen Beck, nephews, nieces, family members and friends, also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Purnell will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of High Springs. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m., Monday evening. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St, High Springs, FL 32643 386-454-2444. Please sign the guest book at forestmeadowsfh.com.

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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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Tony Dewayne Berryhill, Sr.

Tony Dewayne Berryhill, Sr., of Ft. White, Fla., passed away on June 8, 2014, at Gainesville, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Berryhill, one son, Tony Berryhill, Jr. of Jacksonville, one daughter, Cynthia Johnson of Hokes Bluff, Ala., brothers, Larry Berryhill of Lakeland and Ricky Berryhill of Stuart and seven grandchildren, William Berryhill, Tara Johnson, Chelsey Berryhill, Sarah Berryhill, Jacob Berryhill, Aden Cox and Allen Cox.

Services will be held Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, with burial at Ft. White Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla./386-454-2444.

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