Virginia Vasilow Keppel

Virginia Vasilow Keppel died Dec. 24, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. Born in Washington, D.C., she grew up in Catskill, N.Y., and Ridgewood, N.J., where she graduated from Mt. Carmel School and Ridgewood High School. She received a degree from the…

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Janice Marie Mattingly

Janice Marie Mattingly, 63, of Gainesville, passed away January 4, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Janice was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, graduated from Ashland High School in 1966 and then joined the U.S. Marines. Janice was a kind…

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Juliette Annette Swift

J. Annette Swift, 100, of Gainesville, FL passed away January 13, 2012.  She was the wife of the late Col. William B. Swift, Jr. Annette is survived by her children Mary S. Burns (Bill) and Jonathan R. Swift (Sheila), 5…

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Charles Dean Covey

Dr. Charles Dean Covey, 89, of Gainesville, passed away January 25, 2012 at Shands Hospital. Dr. Covey was born in Columbus Grove, Ohio and moved to Florida in 1953 from Norfolk, VA. He served in WWII in the Pacific and…

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Emmett Edward Cellon, II

Emmett Edward Cellon II, 76, of Gainesville, FL passed away January 30, 2012 at his home in Turkey Creek Forest. Ed was born in Gainesville on March 19, 1935 to Emmett Edward Cellon and Elsie Williams Cellon. He was a…

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Dianne Bravis Caridi

Dianne Bravis Caridi, 42, of Gainesville and Plant City, passed away February 2, 2012 after a three and a half year battle with lung cancer. Dianne was raised in Plant City and moved to Gainesville 17 years ago. She was…

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Opal Matilda Rountree Brown

Opal Matilda Rountree Brown, 88, of Hawthorne, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Feb 3, 2012. Opal was born May 26, 1923 in Hawthorne, FL to Thomas Columbus and Hester Elizabeth Greene Rountree. She was a lifetime member…

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William K. “Bill” Saunders

William K. “Bill” Saunders, 78, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center. Bill was born in Quitman, GA on February 3, 1934 to Robert LeRoy and Lois Aileen Patrick Saunders…

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Benjamin Howard Chambers

Howard Chambers, 85, died Saturday, February 4, 2012 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Originally from Western North Carolina, he moved to Miami in 1952 where he married and raised his family. He moved to Gainesville in 2006. A…

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Mary T. McManus

Mary T. McManus, 82, died peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Mary was born March 22, 1929 in Elmira, NY to Harry M. and Mary A. Flynn Hadlock. She moved to Gainesville from Dryden. Mary was a Legal Secretary for…

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