Obituaries: October 16, 2008

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By The Staff

Robert S. Nobles, 41,

Graveside funeral services for Robert Steven Nobles, 41, were at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison. Mr. Nobles was born on April 26, 1967 in Lowndes County, Ga. He was the son of the late Joseph Donald Nobles. Mr. Nobles was self-employed as a painter. He has lived in Dublin, Ga., for the past 12 years. Mr. Nobles passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Sue Clerk Nobles of Dublin, Ga.; his mother and stepfather, Louise and Shelton Adams, of Havana, Fla.; two sons, Levi Saint of Enigma, Ga., and Steven Nobles II of Dublin, Ga.; two daughters, Lauren Howerton of Webster, and Chelsea Nobles of Dublin, Ga.; two brothers, Kenny Nobles of Texas, and Tim Adams of Greenboro; sisters, Donna Hubbard of Valdosta, Ga., Cindy Rudd of Greenboro, and Christy Bush of Alva; and two brothers-in-law, Chris Clark and D.J. Clark. The family received friends Monday evening, Sept. 29, 2008 at Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory of Dublin, Ga. Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory of Dublin, Ga., has charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online register book for Mr. Nobles, please visit stanleyfuneralhome.com or call our 24-hour Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory Obituary Line at (478) 272-0106 to hear our latest updates.

Charlotte A.Sickman, 63, homemaker

Charlotte Ann Sickman, 63, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at Lake Panasoffkee. She was born Dec. 13, 1944 in Detroit, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroad Connection Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Jack (Kristine) Sickman of Lake Panasoffkee; four daughters, Sherri Lynn Muse of Lexington, Mich., Belinda (Jimmy) Hardy of Bald Knob, Ark., Michelle (Chris) Mask of Mission, Texas, and April (Jeff) Driesenge of Bushnell; grandchildren, Cheryl Marie Sickman, Ashley and Jacob Gilleand, Christopher and Lauren Mask, Cassandra Sickman, Logan and Kathryn Driesenge; mother, Virginia Olds of Hamlet, Ind.; sister, Brenda Olds of Hamlet, Ind.; brother, Wayne Olds of Jessieville, Ark.; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Lowell Olds; husband, Jackie Sickman; and children, David Allen Sickman and Jimmie and Jennie Muse. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

Ruby E. Parker, 83,


Ruby Estelle Parker, 83, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 in Jacksonville. She was born Dec. 19, 1924 in Micanopy. She was the owner/operator of a childcare center. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Dekle of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Bonnie Meade, Connie Fisher, James Dekle, Wendle Baker, and Dallas Story; great-grandchildren, Richard Meade, Brandie Meade, Billy Fisher, Jason Fisher, Sara Turner, Rachael Dekle, James Dekle, and Dallas Story; great-great grandchildren, Kaylee Fisher, and Luke Dekle; a brother, Newt Dobson of Lake Panasoffkee; and a sister, Virgie Hayes of Greenville. She was predeceased by her son, James “Chipper” Story. Graveside services were at Garden of Memories on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Pastor Ronnie Merritt presided. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

Katherine Smith, 84,

Katherine Smith, 84, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville. She lived her life in Center Hill until 2003 when she went to live with her son and daughter-in-law in Webster. Katherine was a lifelong member of Center Hill Presbyterian Church. The last few years she got much enjoyment out of going to church and watching the children. She felt they were all her grandchildren and she loved their hugs and kisses. She is survived by her son Warren, daughter-in-law Beth, faithful dog Trixie, and a daughter and granddaughter. A graveside service was at the Center Hill Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 followed by a memorial service at Center Hill Presbyterian Church. Please make donations to Cornerstone Hospice in her name. She will be greatly missed. Theresa brought great joy and fun into her life these last months. Arrangements by Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

Warren E. Beaird, 84,


Warren Eugene Beaird of Inverness passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the age of 84. He was born in Olney, Ill., to the late Robert and Emma Lou (nee Sanders) Beaird, and lived in Illinois in his early years. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Mississippi. After his service time he moved to Florida where he owned and operated his own construction business in the Fort Myers and Sarasota areas and later moved to North Carolina upon his retirement. Four years ago he returned to Florida to settle in the Inverness area. On Dec. 8, 1942 he was united in marriage to Amielle Von Almen, who survives him along with their daughter Jean Ann Benedict of Elk Park, N.C., and one granddaughter, Tammy Glover of Indianapolis, Ind., four great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, three nieces and one brother-in-law, William F. (Elaine) Von Alnien of Angie, La. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Alden and Neil Beaird, and one sister Eleanore Brian. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in Warren’s honor. Arrangements entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood.