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In Memory of Fay Holt Doling
We have recently learned that Fay Holt Doling passed away in Winter Haven on August 30, 2012. She was one
of our stanch members who could be depended upon to do anything we needed. She was a former legal secretary
and accountant. She knew legal forms like the back of
her hand. She joined us when she moved here to reside with her daughter. Following her local daughter’s death
she moved to Winter Haven, rst sharing a home with
another daughter, then getting her own apartment. Fay was born on September 28, 1926.
Fond memories of Fay ow back to the times she shared with us in the library. What a joy it was to work with her. We’ve missed her.
Memorial for Perry N. Medlock
Perry Medlock passed away on Saturday, April 12,
2014 at age 96. His birthday was November 18, 1917.
He was born to Robert and Pearl Medlock in
Gaylesville, AL. Perry served SGES as President for eight one-year terms in the 1980s and 1990s. He taught the Beginners’ Genealogy Class for years. He and few others held the organization together when only a little help was
available. We owe him much credit.
His wife died several years ago. He is survived by one
son, Gerald, and one daughter, Nancy Wilkison
and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our condolences are extended to the family.
Memorial for Edward Albert Mueller
Our illustrious, long time member, Ed Mueller, passed away on April 11, 2014, at age 90. His birth date was May 12, 1923. He had contributed so many articles for
our quarterly, primarily connected with the steam boats
that plied the St. Johns River. History connected to boating was his hobby with the highest interest. Ed left us several articles on a CD which we plan to publish.
The Jacksonville Maritime Museum will never be the
same now that he is gone. He donated hundreds of boat/
maritime books, etc. to them and devoted many hours as
director, curator, writer, steamboat expert and philanthropist.He was a retired Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. He was on active duty from 1943-45, then on Naval Reserves for about 20 years.Our condolences are extended to his wife of
60 years, Margaret “Peg”; one son, Lynn;
one daughter, Karen Myers and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memory of Dora North
At 99, Dora North was in an age by herself. She was one of the older generation…one that we will
cherish forever. She was loved by all who knew her. She never spoke evil about anyone. Her church and family were her rst loves, but she had a host of neighbors who were like family too. She knew every
-one in Maxville where she spent her entire married life. Her interest in genealogy was established long ago before many of us were born. She dearly loved to collect obits, family histories, cemetery records, etc.
She was quick to share with anyone interested.
SGES has often been blessed with a box or two. She could hold you spellbound for long periods of time with her recollections.Her life stretched from October 16, 1914 to March
13, 2014. She was a Wellhausen. She was a widow of
John North. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, etc. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Long Branch Cemetery, Clay County, FL.
In light of the passing of four of our dear members, I felt it appropriate to remind everyone of our usual
procedure to recognize and acknowledge the
dedication of our passing members serving genealogy.
The SGES orders and places a new book into the
library with a forward label indicating “In Memory Of __” The family is sent a letter from the Society notifying family members of the placement of the
book. Friends and acquaintances often make a
memorial monetary gift(s) to the library in lieu of
owers. The family members, again, are notied
of each gift recognizing their loved ones. As we are a 501(c)3 corporation, the monetary gifts are tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor
with any questions. Already we miss our friends.