May 31, 2018

Cora Pauline Shelley

January 30, 1922 - May 24, 2018

Ocala - Cora Pauline Shelley, 96, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, passed away peacefully at Estelle’s House on Thursday, May 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  Born January 30, 1922, in Sandusky, NY to Robert Griffith and Ruth (Lewis) Pugh, she was the youngest of three daughters and raised by her two older sisters after her mother passed away when Pauline was 13 years old.  She graduated from Arcade High School, Arcade, NY.

A native of upstate NY, she moved to Vero Beach, FL, in 1969 from Cuba, NY, during the wave of growth spawned by the space industry.  She worked at the Motorola factory while in Arcade, NY, and later worked for Piper Aircraft in Vero as an electronics assembler.  After retiring in 1990, Pauline and husband Bob moved to Lee, FL, where they enjoyed a number of years traveling around the country in their motorhome, weekends at the Suwannee River enjoying the music festivals, and trips to upstate NY to visit family.   

Pauline was devoted to her Methodist faith.  An avid book reader, she was artistic and enjoyed many hobbies.  In the early 70’s she took painting lessons influenced by Florida Highwayman, artists mostly from Ft. Pierce.  Her acrylic and oil Florida landscape paintings adorned her home.   She collected stamps and 1st day covers for many years, then after mining rubies in Franklin, NC, her love of rocks grew from “rockhounding” to teaching herself to facet beautiful gems, crafting jewelry pieces, and silversmithing.  She was adept with computers beginning with a Commodore 64 and up to this past month, she enjoyed perusing the family genealogy she compiled even before and keeping up with her kids/grandkids/friends on Facebook.  Pauline loved traveling and visited nearly every state as well as Canada, Barbados, and her ancestral home in Wales and England. In recent years, he made many trips with Bob to Biloxi to play the slots and enjoy the buffets.  She especially loved spending time with family and all her grandchildren, particularly the holidays of Christmas, Thanksgiving and every Easter, the annual Milgate family egg hunt and bunny appearance in Crawfordville.  

Preceded in death by her former husband, Cortland Robert Milgate; sisters, Miriam and Thelma; son-in-law, Pat Chik; and sadly her only son, Gary Robert Milgate, who passed away the day after she was last admitted to the hospital in April.   Pauline is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Franklin Shelley; daughters, Sharon (Ronald) Hoban, Sun City, FL; Linda Chik, Ocala; Cindy (Mark) Knoblauch, Havana, FL; Robin Shelley (Jim) Byrne, Salt Springs; stepson, Stephan Shelley, CA ; 15 grandchildren: Kelly (Ricco), Timothy, Tammy (Hollywood), Vicky, Liz (Blake), Michael (Angelee), Angela, Jeffrey, Ian (Lesha), Sarah (Brad), Emily, Jacob, Jimmy (Stephanie), Laurel (John), Kelsey (Steele); 22 great-grands, Austin, Tiffany, Kyle, Crystal, Raquel, Daniel, Joshua, Dylan, Gavin, Sebastian, Hailey, Bailey, Cora, Ryland, Auden, Aidan, Charlotte, Elliot, Emily, Emmett, Everett, Aubrey (and two more on the way);  and 6 great-great grandchildren; Chase, Paige, Morgan, Violet, Meadow, and Cheyenne.  

Funeral Service will be held at Noon, Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.   Private Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.  Our entire family wishes to express our deepest appreciation to all of the loving staff of Estelle’s House, Hospice of Marion County, for their compassion and tender care of our precious Mother.  Mom, you will be so dearly missed and forever in our hearts. 

May 15, 2017

Judith "Judy" Ann Lee

7 January 1948 - 11 May 2017

Judith Ann Lee , 69, passed away on May 11, 2017 in Valdosta, GA. Judith was born January 7, 1948 in San Mateo, California to John Joseph Errickson and Mary Helen Sparks Errickson.

Judy was a homemaker and mother to 3 children. She was an avid Florida State University fan. She loved family and friends and enjoyed playing Bingo weekly. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Lake City, Florida and Elks Lodge in Madison, Florida.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents John Joseph Errickson and Mary Helen Sparks Errickson. Her husband Ronald Avner Lee, Sr. and sister Eileen Weatherton and her brother Chuck Errickson.

Judy is survived by her children John Jay Lee (SiLynn), Tonya Marie McKee, and Ronald Adam Lee. Grandchildren Shane Coody, Hope Coody, Abigail Lee, Brenden Lee, Crickett Lee, Danika Lee, and Eva Lee, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Lee City Hall. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Madison.

Feb 01, 2017

Joyce Roffe

10 May 1934 - 30 January 2017

Joyce Roffe, age 82, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home.


Funeral services will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:00 PM at Cherry Lake United Methodist Church with burial at Cherry Lake Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 at the church.


She was born in Blackshear, Georgia and moved to Cherry Lake in 1948 coming from Jacksonville,  She was a homemaker and a member of Cherry Lake United Methodist Church.


She is survived by 1 son: Marty Roffe of Cherry Lake; 2 daughters Amy Browning (Brad) of Cherry Lake and Brenda Bracey of Largo, Florida; 1 Brother: Wayne Davis (Nina) of Gainesville, FL; 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.


She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Roffe and son: Robert Lawrence Roffe.


Donations may be made to Cherry Lake United Methodist Church. 260 Settlement Rd. Madison, Florida 32340.


Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.

Jan 27, 2017

Lucille Williams

22 July 1939 - 25 January 2017

Ms. Lucille Williams was born in Madison, Florida on July 22, 1939 to the late Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Bessie Williams. She was converted at an early age and joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member for many years. She was educated in Madison County Public Schools and furthered her education at North Florida Junior College.  She was employed by Winn Dixie Inc. and Gold Kist Inc.


In much sorrow she leaves behind one daughter, Katrina Williams (Shawn), and sons Gerry and Kerry Williams (Tamika) Miami, Florida. Grandchildren:  Craig brothers,Willie Rogers and Eugene Williams. Sisters: Gladys Richardson, Miami, Florida, Rosa Bell Stephens, Columbus, Ohio, Kathryn Weatherspoon, Delray, Florida, Lillie B. Williams Jacksonville, Florida, and Louise Donaldson(Enoch)Wilmington, Delaware. O’B, Keiontae, Monnet, Breanna and Shawn Jr. Preceded in death by 3 sons, Barney, Troy and Gregory Williams. Brothers: Ola Williams (Johnnie Mae) Lake City, Florida, Roosevelt Williams, Jacksonville, Florida and Amos Williams (Pearl) Lake City, Florida.  Preceded in death by 2


Preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Bennie Lee Belton. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.


A Memorial service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Beggs funeral Home, Madison, Florida.


Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.

Jan 27, 2017

George Cleveland Driggers

12 December 1923 - 26 January 2017

 George Cleveland Driggers, 93, passed away on January 26, 2017 in Madison, FL. Cleveland was born December 12, 1923 in Madison, Florida to George Dewey Driggers and Neva Evans Driggers.

Mr. Driggers was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 60 years. Cleveland was employed as parts manager with International Harvester for 25 years and worked as parts manager at Dixie Packers. His last years of employment was with the Madison County Sheriff's Dept.

Cleveland was preceded in death by his parents George Dewey Driggers and Neva Evans Driggers and a brother Lorenzo Driggers

Mr. Driggers is survived by his wife of 64 years Evelyn Mickler Driggers, and a daughter Yvonne Driggers Carver.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Burns Funeral Home of Madison with Rev. Gene Stokes officiating. Interment services will follow immediatelyafterwards in Lee Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM on
Sunday,January 29, 2017 at Burns Funeral Home of Madison. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Madison.
Donations may be made to your charity of choice.

Jan 24, 2017

Frances Coody Hughey

3 April 1937 - 23 January 2017

Frances Coody Hughey, 79, passed away on January 23, 2017 in Madison, FL. Frances was born April 3, 1937 in Pinetta, Florida to A. C. Coody and Rosie Ragans Coody.

Frances Hughey was of the Methodist faith and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Madison. Frances was active with the Women's ministries and services at the church, including her Sunday School Class. She volunteered at the United Methodist Thrift Store. Frances was a Bookkeeper / Homemaker, who enjoyed traveling, reading and Gator Football. 

Frances was a
devotedwife, mother and grandmother. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, A. C. and Rosie Ragans Coody; brothers, Jimmy and John Alton Coody.

Frances is survived by her husband of 62 years, Tony Hughey; daughter Robyn (Steve) Hickey; granddaughters Cate and Bridget; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Coody; brothers-in-law Jim (Wanda) and Tim (Joni) Hughey; as a well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM at First United Methodist Church of Madison with Rev. Lamar Albritton officiating. Interment services will follow
immediatelyafterwards in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25,2017 at First United Methodist Church of Madison. Donations may be made to the Florida United Methodist Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 38, Pinetta, Florida 32350. All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Madison.

Jan 23, 2017

Frances Dugger Browning

06 August 1928 - 20 January 2017

Frances Dugger Browning, 88, passed away in Madison, Florida on January 20, 2017.


Graveside services are planned for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison.


She was born in Vienna, Georgia on August 6, 1928 to F.M. and Margaret Everett  Dugger, and grew up in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Plant High School, attended Florida Southern College, and Florida State University.


She met her husband, Robert Hunter Browning, Jr. (Bob) while they were students at Florida State. She and her family lived in Madison, FL before moving to Tallahassee in 1972. She was a member of the DAR, Tallahassee Women’s Club, Madison Women’s Club, Madison Garden Club, and a member of the Mary Martha Circle at First United Methodist Church in Madison. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Robert Hunter Browning, III.


She is survived by her daughter: Lisa Browning McCullough (Walter) of Madison, FL; two grandsons, Tom McCullough (Lauren) of Waycross, GA, Travis McCullough (Erin) of Gainesville, FL; two Granddaughters: Lauren Browning and Elizabeth Browning of Vero Beach, FL; one great grandson: Kove McCullough, of Waycross, GA.


The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the staff at Good Samaritan Center at the Advent Christian Village, staff at Madison County Memorial Hospital, and Big Bend Hospice staff.

Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.

Jan 17, 2017

Ronnie Lee Ginn

22 August 1943 - 16 January 2017

Mr. Ronnie Lee Ginn, age 73, of Greenville, Florida passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, at Madison County Memorial Hospital.


Graveside service will be Thursday, 10:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, Florida. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 – 7 PM at his home at 3560 NW US 221, Greenville, Florida, 32331.  


Ronnie was an active member, deacon, and Sunday School Teacher of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church where he touched may lives for Christ. He graduated from Greenville High School and Lively Technical School and was a Master Electrician. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 28, Madison Shrine Club, and Madison Kiwanis Club.


He is survived by one son: David Ginn (Elnita) of Valdosta, Georgia and a daughter: Vickie McWilliams (Clayte) of Madison, Florida. Three grandchildren: Steven O’Quinn (Joy), Kristen Eakins (Wil), and Brianna Ginn, and one great grandchild: Ally O’Quinn. Also surviving him are two brothers: Rickey Ginn (Frances) and Larry inn, and a special friend, George Cason.


He was preceeded in death by his wife, Nell, parents, three brothers, and two sisters.


Donations may be made to a favorite charity of your choice. 


Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.

Jan 13, 2017

Ray Ronald Anderson

20 November 1970 - 11 January 2017

Mr. Ray Ronald Anderson, 46, passed away unexpectedly on January 11, 2017 near Lee, FL. Ray was born November 20, 1970 in Perry, Florida to Mr. Ronald Ray Anderson and Mrs. Sarah Helen Shackleford Anderson. He was a graduate of Madison High School and worked as a mechanic for most of his life. Ray was of the Christian faith and was a member of Midway Church of God. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, raising livestock, especially horses, and riding motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his mother Sarah Helen Shackleford Anderson.

He is survived by; his father, Ronald Anderson, of Lee; 2 sons, Johnny Ray Brian Anderson, of Live Oak, FL, and Elijah Scott Anderson, of Lee; 2 step-sons, Joshua Brett Ogburn, of Live Oak, and Jeremiah Underwood, of Orlando, FL; 1 brother, Louis Anderson, of Lee; 1 niece, Tabitha, 3 nephews, Zackary, Louis, and Dustin; his fiance', Patty Herring, of Lee, her children, Christopher, Scotty, and Dylan, and 4 grandchildren; as a well as numerous other relatives, and friends.

Graveside services will be held at4:
00PM on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Midway Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Retis Flowers officiating. All arrangements are under the care of Burns Funeral Home of Madison.

Jan 12, 2017

Felicia Sue Jones

14 February 1959 - 9 January 2017

Felicia Sue Jones, age 57, of Cherry Lake, FL arrived as a gift of God on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1959 and returned to be with Him January 9, 2017 in Hahira, Georgia


She left behind her husband of 33 years, William Claude Jones of Cherry Lake, FL, her mother Edna Frances (Buddy) Sapp of Quitman, GA, her brother Damon Rogers of Barney, GA and her sister, Robin Rogers of Savannah, GA


She raised four children, Claudia Roxanne Jones, of Orange, TX, Claude A. Jones of Madison, FL, Bonita (Marcos) Roblero of Hahira, GA. and Jonathan (Barbara) Farris of Hahira, GA., who blessed her with ten Grandchildren and one Great Grandson.


Preceeding her departure were her father John A. Rogers, her two brothers, Allen D. Rogers and Royce D. Rogers.

She loved Jesus and attended both Beulah and Harmony Baptist Churches.


Respects may be paid Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4 – 6 PM at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison, FL. Her funeral service will be Saturday, 2:00 PM January 14, 2017 at Beulah Baptist Church, Nankin, GA. She will await the Resurrection at Oak Hill Cemetery, Quitman, GA.

We look forward to seeing her again in Glory!

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