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OBIT - Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Lola Mae Hunter-Head

Lola Mae Hunter-Head age 92 of Starke

passed away Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Parkside Assisted Living Facility. She was born July 15, 1931, to Hardy H. and Mary (Hogan) Hunter in Genoa, a rural area of Hamilton County when at the time there was no electricity, running water, and all meals were cooked on a cast iron wood burning stove.

Her early years were spent living in Hamilton and Suwannee counties until her move to Starke in 1958, where she retired as a clerk working for the Tax Collector’s Office and Clay Electric.

Mrs. Head was a dedicated longtime member of her local church and loved to travel in the RV along with shopping with her dearest friend Mrs. Esther Hall.

Her most cherished moments were spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three husbands, Charles Zipperer, Thomas C. Roundtree, and Donnie P. Head, and sister Barbara Nicoletti. She is survived by her “Pride and Joy” Randall Zipperer (Denise) of Starke and a brother John Edward Bryan (Jerry) of Vero Beach.

She was lovingly called “Grandma” by Randy Zipperer, Jr. (Joanie), Michael Zipperer (Anna), Crystal Hilton (Scott), and Sara Taylor (John) along with 13 great grandchildren.

The family received friends on Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 4-6 p.m. in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel. A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Scott Stanland officiating. Interment will be at Evergeen Cemetery in Jasper. Arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, 620 NONA STREET, STARKE, FL 32091 904-964-6200