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Helen Palagyi

Helen Palagyi, 91, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12. Helen was born in Madison, on Oct. 17, 1927, to Vergie and B.C. Fox. Helen was a star bowler with the Tallahassee Bowling League and loved to fish. She worked for the State of Florida Environmental Protection Department for four years, along with being a homemaker. Helen is preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Edward Palagyi; two sons: Robert “Butch” (Leslie) Taylor and Tommy Palagyi; daughter, Cindy (Bert)…

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Mary Elizabeth Brown

Mary Elizabeth Brown passed away at her home Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 just shy of her 84th birthday.  She was born Jan. 19, 1934 in Monticello, to the late Reuben and Mary Hartsfield Brown. She was the step-daughter of Alan Lightsey, whom her mother married after the passing of her father. Mary graduated from Aucilla School as Valedictorian then learned Shorthand and worked in Tallahassee for the State of Florida as an Administrative Assistant. After retirement she returned to Monticello to care for her mother and step-father. Mary’s life centered…

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Helen Jean Masemore

Helen Jean Masemore, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Live Oak. Helen was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Berks County, Pa., to Hendry Jacob Lutz and Lillie Irene (Berger) Lutz. Masemore was of the independent faith and was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, Pa. She worked as an insurance agent for six years and enjoyed reading and gardening in her spare time. Helen was preceded in death by her father, Henry Jacob Lutz; mother, Lillie Irene (Berger) Lutz; six brothers: Warren Lutz, Ralph Lutz, Lester…

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Billy Daniel Hart

Billy Daniel Hart, 75, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. Born on Sept. 19, 1942, Billy was a lifelong resident and a sixth generation native of Madison County.  Hart grew up around Lake Francis and graduated from Madison High School in 1960.  He was the owner of Hart’s Auto Parts for many years, worked at Madison Auto and Tractor Parts, Pronto Auto Parts, and later retired from Corporate Graphics. He was a longtime member and golfer at Madison Country Club, a lifetime member and former Exalted…

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