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Hazel Jones Cuddeback

Hazel Jones Cuddeback, 94, passed away on Nov. 16, 2015. Mrs. Cuddeback was a native of Florida whose pioneering family settled the Spanish land grants in Chiefland in the early 1800’s. She was born on July 13, 1921 to the late Robert H. and Ethel R. Jones of Chiefland. Hazel was one of the Greatest Generation, spending her teenage years during the great depression and as a young adult watching friends and relatives go off to war. She attended public schools and Howell’s Business College. Mrs. Cuddeback worked in city government administering the city’s insurance program. She retired from the city of Gainesville in 1984. She was an active member of First Baptist Church and the Esther Bible study class. For many years she served as chairperson on the Pastoral Care relating to the bereavement food committee. She enjoyed music, Gator sports, travels and especially her family. She was most notable to all who knew Hazel as a dedicated bridge player, a wonderful cook, and a lover of books. She was a long time member of the Gainesville Garden Club, Daisy Circle, and the PEO Sisterhood Chapter AF. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and her husband, John J. Cuddeback. She is survived by her two children, Ron Durrance and Linda McMullen (William), three grandchildren, Calvin Durrance, Kathleen McMullen Martin (Chris), and Bill McMullen, three great grandchildren, Nicholas, Kyle and Olivia. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov.19, 2015 from 5-7 pm at Milam Funeral Home Chapel and Funeral Services will be 11am on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville. Entombment will follow at 2:30 pm at Forest Meadows Central Mausoleum.

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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!