About Delbert Vincent Underwood:
Rev. Delbert Vincent Underwood, 90, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Beaver Creek, died Sunday,
April 4, 1999, at his residence. Born on Beaver Creek, March 10, 1910, he was the son of Creetus and
Lucy Sharp. He was the pastor of the American Gospel Tabernacle in Gainesville from 1959 to 1961.
He was ordained at the Wesley Fellowship and received his doctorate from Freedom Seminary.
was a retired carpenter involved with the maintenance of the Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville.
He also served as a business agent for the Carptenters Union Local #1278. He also worked as a building
inspector for the Veterans Administration. He was a Shriner and a Thirty-second degree Freemason
at the Masonic Lodge #41 in Gainesville. He was also an Elder at Christ United Methodist Church in Gainesville
and was also active in foreign missionary work.
Rev. Underwood was preceded in death by his wife,
Ruby Eiland Underwood, and a daughter, Frieda Marie Underwood. He is survived by three daughters,
Marlene Pope, of Childersburg, Alabama, Mary Kreft, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Martha Stephens,
of Gainesville; three brothers, Arlie Sharp, Harold Sharp and Julian Sharp, all of West Virginia; eight
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at Christ United Methodist
Church, with burial in Forest Meadows Cemetery, Gainesville. Memorial donations in Rev. Underwood?s
name may be made to Mission Society for United Methodist, P.O. Box 922637, Norcross, GA, 30092. Please
designate gift ?Jackson Support.?
About Ruby Marie Eiland:
Ruby Eiland Underwood
Ruby Eiland Underwood of Gainesville died Sunday at North Florida Regional
Medical Center. She was 87.
Born in Tampa, Mrs. Underwood lived in Dade City before moving to
Gainesville in 1933. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of
Florida. She also attended South Georgia College, Asbury College in Kentucky and New River State College
in West Virginia. A retired teacher, she taught in many North Central Florida towns during her long
career, including Gainesville, Cedar Key, Interlachen, Hawthorne, Keystone Heights and Lake Butler.
She served as principal of schools in Otter Creek and Hampton, and she founded the Krestwood Estates
Mrs. Underwood was a Methodist.
Survivors include her husband, Delbert
V. Underwood of Gainesville; three daughters, Martha Stephens of Gainesville, Marlene Underwood Pope
of Childersburg, Ala., and Mary Underwood Kreft of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Marvin Eiland and
Archie Eiland, both of Inglis; a sister, Elizabeth Bedenbaugh of Deland; eight grandchildren and eight
Gulf High School History
April 29, 1924. Gulf's first real graduation
ceremony takes place for the 11 seniors: Mark St. Clair, Hoke Corbett or Corbeth, Roscoe B. Henderson,
Paul Hugh Wynn, Louis Meeth, Marguerite Ahrens (Stansell), Marion or Billie Bowman, Louise Weddle (Frazier),
Anna Mae Lee (Carlton), Ruby Eiland (Underwood), and Mary Lou St. Clair (Knight). Superintendent E.
B. O'Berry presented diplomas to graduates of the high school and certificates of promotion to students
promoted to the ninth grade. Mittye Walker Pierce (Locke) and Jean Fullington performed piano solos.
About Freida Marie Underwood:
Name: Freida Maree Underwood
Death date: 13 Feb 1930
Death place: Odessa Precinct, Pasco, Fla.
Race or color (on document): white
Race or color (expanded): White
Age at death: 12
Birth date: 13 Feb 1930
Birth place: Odessa, Fla
Marital status: Single
Delbert V. Underwood
Father birth place: Huntersville, W.Va.
Mother name: Ruby Ealand
birth place: Tampa, Fla.
Residence: Odessa, Fla.
Cemetery name: Elfern
Burial date: 14 Feb