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obit  Harry James Horne, 63, passed away on December 7, 2011 at Shands of UF.

Funeral service for Mr. Horne will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Greatest New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Alachua, Fla., Rev Greg Pelham, Pastor.

Viewing will be Friday, December 16, 2011 at Washington Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Family will receive friends at this time.

Mr. Horne leaves to cherish his memories, daughter, Patrice Horne-Roberson (Christopher) of Ocala; siblings; Otis (Shine) Norwood of Gainesville, Betty Jean Horne and Juanita Horne, both of Alachua, Brenda (John) Burch of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; aunt May Ola (Phelps) Filer of Alachua; former wife and mother of his children, Pastor Queen E. Horne-Kelly of High Spring; a host of sorrowing, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Horne was preceded in death by daughter, Tiffany Ann Horne; sister, Barbara Ann Horne; brothers, Jackie Leroy Horne, Kenneth Horne and Danny Horne.

Burial will follow at Damascus Cemetery, Bland, Fla. Processional will form at the home of Juanita Horne, 16514 NW 141st Street, Alachua at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements Entrusted to Washington Funeral Home, 3809 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Fla.

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obit  Edna LaVada Blanton, 88, of High Springs, Fla., passed away on November 27, 2011 in Gainesville, Fla. She was co-manager of Golden Peanut Company, member of First Presbyterian Church of High Springs, Church Elder and Clerk of the Sessions of the Presbyterian Church. For many years, she was a city commissioner and a longtime member of the zoning board of High Springs.

She is survived by her husband, A.M. “Firpo” Blanton of High Springs; son, David Nathanson of Rhode Island; and brother, Horace E. Brown of Archer, Fla. She was loved and will be missed by many friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Busby, Rev. Warren Chesser and Rev. Russell Rasco officiating. Interment will be in Forest Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home.

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obit Gladys R. Slaughter, 89, of High Springs, Fla., passed away on November 16, 2011.

Mrs. Slaughter was born on May 16, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Laura Dyer. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her loving family, sons, Richard (Rita) of High Springs, Fla. and Ronald of Gibsonton, Fla., and John of Chiefland;  three grandsons, Martin, Jeffery (Stacey) and Steven (Dana); four great-grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren; sisters, Genevia Frecker, Ileen Pendergast and Alice Keaton; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Forest Grove Baptist Church family.

Visitation was held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main Street, High Springs. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 21 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Warren Chesser officiating.

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obit Clarence Mack, 67, passed on Monday, November 14, 2011 at his home.  He was born to the late Willie Mae Mack and George Cook.

He attended school in Columbia County and graduated in 1964 from Richardson High School in Lake City, Fla.

He confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age.

He leaves to cherish his memories his sisters, Frankie Mack, Pinkie Mack, Rosemary(Carl) Washington, Annie Lois Cook, Ruby Major, Ruthie Mae Bing, Marie (David) Lasiter, Joyce Anne Brooks, and Patricia Cook; brothers, George Cook, Jr., Arnold Griffin and Calvin Griffin; aunt, Rosa Lee Hodge; uncles, Willie Cook and Gene Cook; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services for Mr. Mack were held Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Fort White, Rev. Clarence DeSue, Pastor.  Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla.

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obit Jack Sumpter, Jr., 76, departed this life on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.  He was born to the late Jack and Marion Sumpter, their sixth child.

Mr. Sumpter lived his life between Fort White and Deerfield, Fla.

He is survived by two sisters, Mildred Sumpter Johnson of High Spring, Fla., and Marion Strawder of Gainesville, Fla., and three brothers, Frankie (Dorthea) Sumpter of Gainesville, George Strawder of Fort White, Fla., and Abraham (Almeda) Strawder of Lake City, Fla., a special friend, Barbara C. Bridge, of Gainesville and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.

Funeral service for Mr. Sumpter will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Donnell Sanders, Pastor, Fort White, Fla.  Burial will follow in Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Ft. White.  Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home, 1560 N W 1st Avenue, High Springs, Fla.

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