Forest High School Class of 1988
In Memory of Fallen Wildcats


The Dash Poem


I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of his friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth…
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard…
are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
That can still be rearranged

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile…
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read
with your life’s actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your dash?

by Linda Ellis


Nathan Boyd Anderson

DECEASED in 2005 per ClassQUEST research

Name: Nathan Boyd Anderson
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1968
Birth Place:Ocala, Marion County, Florida, United States of America
Death Date: 29 Aug 2005
Death Place: Nebraska, United States of America
Cemetery:Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States of America

Birth: Aug. 29, 1968, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 2005, Nebraska, USA

Published 09/15/05
OMAHA, Neb. - Nathan "Boyd" Anderson, 37, a police officer, died Aug. 29, 2005.
A native of Ocala, he was an Air Force and U.S. Army Reserve veteran.

Dorian Drozenko Gaskin

Name: Dorian Drozenko Gaskin
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1970
Death Date:7 Jan 2009
Cemetery:Chestnut Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Ocala, Marion County, Florida, United States of America

Drive by shooting victim

Ocala- Dorian Gaskin, 38 passed away January 7, 2009. He was born and raised in Ocala, Florida and later moved to Jacksonville, Florida. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter: Reann Gaskin; sons: Dorian Gaskin Jr., Demier Gaskin and a unborn Larry Syrian Gaskin; Step daughters: Ashley Anderson and Ashaniti Mattox. Mother Queen Carter Sims; Father: Robert Gaskin Jr. Brother: Octavius McCray; Sisters: Lynn Mitchell, Joanie Gaskin, Teshana Dashiell and A. Bonnie Johnson. Grandmother Gertrude Carter; Fiance: Lola Mack. Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 17,2009 11:00am at St.Paul AME Church Rev. Joy Gallmon Pastor, Rev. Thomas Roose III Eulogy. Viewing Friday 10-7 at Snow's Funeral Ministry (Baseline Road Chapel). Services have been entrusted to Snow's Funeral Ministry "Providing A Memory That Will Never Fade".

Published in the Ocala Star-Banner from 1/15/2009 - 1/16/2009 
Burial: Chestnut Cemetery , Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Created by: No Guts, No Glory
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32741422

William Lester Harward

Name: William Lester Harward
Last Residence: Florida
BORN:12 Dec 1970
Last Benefit: 34472, Ocala, Marion, Florida
Died:27 Aug 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1980)

Chadwick Watson Miller

Name: Chadwick Watson Miller
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1970
Birth Place: Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Death Date: 28 Feb 2011
Death Place: St. Johns County, Florida, USA


Chadwick W. Miller passed away of a heart attack at his residence in St. Johns, Florida on February 28, 2011. He was born on February 23, 1970 in Gainesville, Fl., with Ocala being his hometown. Chad was the General Manager for Mike Shad Nissan in Jacksonville, FL. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville. Chad was an avid fan of the Florida Gators, enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. Chad is survived by his loving wife, Angel D. Miller and children, Chadwick W. Miller Jr., Alexis T. Miller, Hailey N. Miller, and Loren Russell (wife Cassie, children, Jaiden & Riley). Additional survivors include his parents, Walter F. and Pamela Johns Miller; brother, Clifton R. Miller; mother-in-law, Diane Thompson; sister-in-law, Lisa Ford (Edward); brother-in-law, Jimmy Cook (Lauren); grandmother, Grace Alma DeLaet; aunt, Mary Carr (Robert); uncle, Randy Williams (Jan); and cousins, Renee Johns Jones (Randy); Melanie Johns Dorrity (Shane); Becky Johns; Jennifer Williams Brummett (Blair); Joy Williams Karstaedt (Matt); and Jessica Williams Forte (Sean). Chad was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Walter F. Miller Sr.; maternal grandparents, Louie J. and Ruth W. Johns; his uncles, V. Randall Johns and Jerry W. Johns; his aunt, Linda (Mrs. Jerry) Johns; and great aunt, Allie (Mrs. Albert) Swain. Many friends, business associates and family members gathered to honor Chad during a Celebration of Life on March 6, 2011 in the chapel of Hardage Giddens Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Florida. Donations in memory of Chad may be made through or to the West Jacksonville Rotary Club. 2 Tim. 4:7 Visit guest book @ Published in Ocala Star-Banner from March 13 to March 14, 2011 
Created by: Debra
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66552548

Edwin Godfrey Minnerly

Name: Edwin Godfrey Minnerly
Age at Death: 36
Birth Date: Abt 1971
Death Date: abt 2007
Death Place:Ocala FL
Publication or Record Date: 7 Feb 2007
Publication or Record Place:United States

Elaine Lee Mosley

Name: Elaine Lee Mosley
Last Residence: 32641 Gainesville, Alachua, Florida
BORN: 17 Jan 1971
Died:12 Jan 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1976)

Phillip Matthew Thomas

Name: Phillip Matthew Thomas
Age at Death: 19
Birth Date:25 Jul 1970
Death Date:6 Jul 1990
Death Place:Alachua, Florida, United States

Russell Stewart Welch

Name: Russell Stewart Peterson Welch
Age at Death:36
Birth Date:Abt 1971
Death Date:abt 2007
Death Place:Deltona FL
Publication or Record Date:27 Apr 2007
Publication or Record Place:United States

Julie Ann Rogers Waldrup
Julia Ann Rogers Waldrup passed away November 9, 2007 in Birmingham, AL. She is buried in Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, AL.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Forrest Cemetery for Julie Ann Waldrup, 37, Gadsden, who died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. The Rev. Ken Casey will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services directing.

Mrs. Waldrup was raised in Ocala, Fla., and was a resident of Gadsden for 15 years. She was a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S degree in economics. Julie was active in many charities. She was the founder and co-partner of Venture Marketing Group, LLC. Julie was a loving and dedicated mother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gadsden and was preceded in death by her mother, Pat Rogers.

Survivors include her husband, Scott D. Waldrup; daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Waldrup; father, John Rogers, Ocala, Fla.; sisters, Laurie Czeckowski, Jacksonville, Fla., Tricia (David) Steffey, Ocala, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Judson Burford, John Crane, Ben Johnson, Mark McClendon, Jason Wright and Eddie Edwards.
Honorary pallbearer will Scott Rickles.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff of the 6th floor MICU at UAB Hospital. Special thanks to Linda Waldrup and Liz Rutherford for their love and support during Julie’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or “The Rachel Beth Fund” at Compass Bank.


Renee Louise Gillispie Bley

Renee Louise (Gillispie) Bley
March 29, 1970 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 47)
Ocala - Renee Louise Bley, 47, passed away February 12, 2018. Born March 29, 1970, in Ocala, FL to Russell Wayne Gillispie Sr. and Margaret Mary Richard. She was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.

She is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, her loving husband of 28 years Derek Bley; sons, Hunter Bley and Heath Bley; daughter, Hanna Bley; sister, Gina Mick; brother, Russell Wayne Gillispie Jr.; three nieces and two nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.

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