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Gussie Fowler Raum

Gussie Fowler Raum, age 87 of Gainesville, FL passed away on Tuesday February 16, 2016. Gussie was the youngest of four children born to Dovie Hart Fowler and Gussie Fowler in Newberry, FL on February 22, 1928. She was born just 21 days after the death of her father Gussie Fowler, who contracted tuberculosis in World War I, where he served in Europe. She was a homemaker most of her adult life and worked in occupations such as a seamstress in her earlier years. She enjoyed making needlepoint art, and sewing gifts for friends. Gussie was a Christian and member of Countryside Baptist Church. She had a quick wit and enjoyed sharing humorous stories with anyone she met. Gussie never met a stranger and loved to travel, once introducing herself to Alan Jackson; on his bus. She resided at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton, FL, recovering from illness at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Arthur Lee Fowler and Joseph Fowler, and her sister Mary Frances Fowler Bass. She is survived by her son Charles Ratliff and his wife Marie Diann Ratliff of Gainesville, daughter Patricia Stevens and her husband Jim Stevens of Naples, FL, her son Fred McClellan of CO, granddaughters Catherine Ratliff of CO, Monica Rice and her husband Darren and three great grandchildren Rhian, Allen, and Shane all of Libby, MO, a grandson Dale Allen Holt, she is also survived by and extended family of nieces and nephews in the Trenton, Newberry and Gainesville area, and a new family of friends at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 19, 2016 at the Milam Funeral Home of Newberry, with Rev. Bill Keith and Rev Gene Keith officiating. There will be a visitation for one hour prior. Interment will follow in Newberry Cemetery.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!