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 beginning...to 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
DECEASED in 2005 per ClassQUEST researchName: Nathan Boyd AndersonBirth Date: 29 Aug 1968Birth Place:Ocala, Marion County, Florida, United States of AmericaDeath Date: 29 Aug 2005Death Place: Nebraska, United States of AmericaCemetery:Evergreen Memorial Park CemeteryBurial or Cremation Place:Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States of America
Birth: Aug. 29, 1968, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USADeath: Aug. 29, 2005, Nebraska, USA
Published 09/15/05OMAHA, 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.
Name: Dorian Drozenko GaskinBirth Date: 4 Sep 1970Death Date:7 Jan 2009Cemetery:Chestnut CemeteryBurial 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 GloryRecord added: Jan 08, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 32741422
Name: William Lester HarwardLast Residence: Florida BORN:12 Dec 1970Last Benefit: 34472, Ocala, Marion, FloridaDied:27 Aug 2009State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1980)
Name: Chadwick Watson MillerBirth Date: 23 Feb 1970Birth Place: Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USADeath Date: 28 Feb 2011Death Place: St. Johns County, Florida, USA
CHADWICK WATSONChadwick 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 pkdcure.org or to the West Jacksonville Rotary Club. 2 Tim. 4:7 Visit guest book @ Ocala.com Published in Ocala Star-Banner from March 13 to March 14, 2011 Burial:Unknown Created by: DebraRecord added: Mar 06, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 66552548
Name: Edwin Godfrey MinnerlyAge at Death: 36Birth Date: Abt 1971Death Date: abt 2007Death Place:Ocala FLPublication or Record Date: 7 Feb 2007Publication or Record Place:United States
Name: Elaine Lee MosleyLast Residence: 32641 Gainesville, Alachua, Florida BORN: 17 Jan 1971Died:12 Jan 2011State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1976)
Name: Phillip Matthew ThomasRace:WhiteAge at Death: 19Birth Date:25 Jul 1970Death Date:6 Jul 1990Death Place:Alachua, Florida, United States
Name: Russell Stewart Peterson WelchAge at Death:36Birth Date:Abt 1971Death Date:abt 2007Death Place:Deltona FLPublication or Record Date:27 Apr 2007Publication or Record Place:United States
Renee Louise (Gillispie) BleyMarch 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.