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     Fort Myers News-Press, April 4-6, 2012 - Samuel Caelat, 89, of Alva passed away Monday, March 26, 2012. He was born in Jamaica on June 28, 1922. Surviving to cherish loving and fond memories of him are: his beloved wife, Gloria; his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, devoted extended family members, devoted friends, Rachel and Philip Jane, other devoted friends and loved ones, his church family and his neighbors. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial 12777 State Rd. 82, Fort Myers on Saturday, April 7 from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 8, 2008 - Anita Louise Caery passed away Dec 6, 2008. She was born April 22, 1936 in Flint, Michigan to Marion and Nellie Tatom. Anita married Raymond L. Caery in Flint, MI on Dec 29, 1955. They moved to Fort Myers, FL in May 1989. She was a faithful member of Winkler Road Baptist Church and a former member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Swartz Creek, MI. Anita was a wonderful wife and mother.Survivors include her husband Raymond L. Caery, Mother, Nellie Shirkey of Fort Myers; three daughters Debbie (Joe Hale) Klinck of Flint, MI; Linda (Mike) Crimm of Flint, MI; Julie Caery of Fort Myers; six grandchildren Randy (Taylin) Klinck; Tony (Renae) Klinck; Becky Crimm; Ben (Hannah) Crimm; Rachel (Jon) McLaughlin; Matt Crimm; four great- grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her father Marion in 1958.A visitation will be held on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers from 1 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. A celebration of life will take place at the Winkler Road Baptist Church, 5770 Winkler Road Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 at 2 pm. Burial will follow services at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Condolences can be viewed and offered at: www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com.In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Winkler Road Baptist Church.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 8, 2008 -  Raymond LeRoy Caery passed away on December 8th, 2008, following a long illness. Ray was born on April 30, 1931 in Flint, Michigan to parents Pearlie and William Caery. He married Anita L. Tatom on December 29, 1955. They moved to Fort Myers, Florida in May 1989, following his retirement from Buick Motor Company. Ray was a faithful member of Winkler Road Baptist Church in Fort Myers.Surviving are: three wonderful daughters: Debbie Klinck and husband Joe Hale of Flint, Michigan, Linda and husband Mike Crimm of Swartz Creek, Michigan, and Julie Caery of Fort Myers, Florida. He has six terrific grandchildren: Randy (Taylin) Klinck of Fort Myers, Tony (Renae) Klinck of Flint, Becky Crimm of Swartz Creek, Ben (Hannah) Crimm of Swartz Creek, Rachel (Jon) McLaughlin of Flint, and Matt Crimm of Swartz Creek. He also has four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita; mother, Pearlie M. Rose; father, William Caery; two sisters, Bernice Perry & Dorothy Shuler, and brother, Francis Caery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday Dec 9, 2008 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers from 1 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A celebration of life will take place at the Winkler Road Baptist Church, 5770 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 at 2 PM. Burial will follow services at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Condolences can be viewed and offered at: www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Winkler Road Baptist.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 9, 2001 - Alice R. Cahill, 90, of Lehigh Acres died February 8, 2001. Formerly of Staten Island, New York, she had resided here since 1970 and was a member of St. Raphaels Catholic Church, the St. Raphaels Catholic Womens Club, DAR, Womens Club of Lehigh and the organizer of the New York State Club. Mrs. Cahill is survived by her husband of 57 years: John J. Cahill, sisters: Muriel Ostrom and her husband Eugene of Blue Point, Long Island, Florence Shephered and her husband Robert of California and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday February 12, 2001 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphaels Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Farley Memorial Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres. Interment at Lee Memorial Park.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 2005 - Carl Cail, 76, of Ft. Myers died February 7, 2005. He was a native of Ft. Myers and was in construction for 30 years. Survivors include his wife W. Orene (Billie) and three children; Karen Bryant, Phillip and Brent Cail, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park.
    Fort Myers News Press Saturday, December 19, 1987  - Elmer Cail, 71, of Fort Myers died Friday morning in Fort Myers, born in Porterfield, Fla. and was a life long resident of Fort Myers. Mr. Kail was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1940 til retiring from the Reserve in 1973. He was an ex-POW, a member of the American Legion, and the Elks Lodge #1288. He is survived by wife, Mildred Mills Cail; four sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ginger, Troy and Debbie, Tony and Roberta, and Jimmy and Martha; one daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Daniel Holland; twelve grandchildren; also, two brothers, Morris of Indiana and Earl of Fort Myers; two sisters, Sue Orri of California and Melba Jean Brown of Lake City, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Denaud Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Hawkins and the American Legion Post 38 officiating. The family will recieve friends Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, North Chapel, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 13, 1942 - Soldier's Wife Dies at Hospital Mrs. Fonnie Opal Cail, 19-year-old wife of Walter A. Cail, died late Friday at the Lee Memorial hospital shortly after her infant daughter, born the same day, also succumbed. Mr. Cail is on maneuvers in Louisiana with the 106th medical unit in which he is an ambulance driver. Mrs. Cail had lived at Ft. Denaud with relatives while her husband was on active duty with the army. Mrs. Cail is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whidden of Ft. Denaud, two brothers, Louis W. Whidden and Everett Whidden and two half sisters, Mrs. Ava Pierce and Mrs. Cordia McDonald. Funeral arrangements will be made by Spooner and Engelhardt after they have gotten in touch with Mr. Cail.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 1, 2007 - Robert B. Caine, 87, of Ft. Myers died March 29, 2007. Formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, he had resided here since 1987. A member of the Church of the Resurrection, Robert was an industrial engineer for Westinghouse Electric and a WW II veteran. He is survived by 3 children, Robert (Leilang) Caine of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, James (Zulay) Caine of Dallas, TX, Martin Caine of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1 sister, Bernadette Sullivan of Pittsburgh, PA, 3 brothers, Tom Caine of Pittsburgh, PA, Ray (Anne) Caine of Springfield, MA, Edwin Caine of CA., 3 grandchildren, Patrick, Christina, Alex, and 1 great-grandchild, Camilla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, and a son, Kevin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 3, 2007 at 2:30 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 PM. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880

Tampa Tribune, June 14, 2006 - Susan Dick Cairns, 61, died at home in Tampa on Saturday, June 10 of an aortic aneurysm. She was born April 12, 1945 in Warner Robbins, Georgia to Henry and Genevieve Kehoe Dick. She attended Wilson Jr. High, Plant High School and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Susan was employed as the IT3 - Web Specialist at Hillsborough Community College's Distance Learning program. She was a founding member of the Southwest Florida Pioneers Historical Society, an on-line web presence dedicated to the history and genealogy of Lee County, Florida. Ms. Cairns was descended from Lee County pioneer settlers Asa and Ella Taylor Hadden. She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents Esther Bell Hadden and Panell Kehoe, an infant brother and close friend William Royal. She is survived by her daughter Buffy Everett (Clark) of Tampa FL, her first husband Keith Everett of Houston TX, her husband Tommy Cairns of Scotland, her sister Linda Dick Weiss (Stewart) of Nashville TN and 3 nieces. She will be sadly missed by her dear friends Terry Menges Hamilton Wollin and Greer Grant, and her beloved pets, Biscuit and Miss Kitty.
    The News-Press-March 23, 2007 - Margaret Jean "Momma" Calandra, 72, God took another angel home on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 10:10AM. She was born January 1, 1935, and is now watching over her family from heaven. She came to live in Cape Coral in 1965 with her husband, Eloy H. "Pops" Greim who survives her and their 7 children, Donna M arie Greim 55, Mark Edward Greim 52 and his wife Betty, Paul Henry Greim 51, Eloy Steven Greim 50, Beth Ann Torta 49, James Allen Greim 48 and his wife Joyce, Brenda Jean Greim 47. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren as well as many great grandchildren. A brother, George "Eddie" Bridge and his wife Kim. She lived happily here until the Lord called her in her sleep to come home. Our mother and wife was a God faring woman with a firm conviction and a warm and loving heart. She was the rock foundation that held our family together. She instilled high values, motivation and the incentive to always achieve your very best. Her family and friends will miss her dearly, May God bless her spirit. A Graveside service will be held Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007 at 11:00AM at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00AM in Coral Ridge Funeral Home prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice.
      Fort Myers News-Press, December 4, 2011 - Maggie Sabiana Calderon, 2, of Cape Coral died November 29, 2011. Funeral services for Maggie will be held Monday Dec. 5 at 1:00 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral. The family will receive friends from 12-1PM at the funeral home. Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 18, 2004 - Kermit F. Caldwell, 86, of Ft. Myers, FL died April 14, 2004 at the Hope Hospice House North. Born in Beallsville, OH, he moved to Florida in 1957 from Mentor On The Lake, OH. He attended and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ft. Myers. Kermit leaves his brother Charles Caldwell; daughter Kerma K. Bower; sons, Alan K. Caldwell and Gary R. Caldwell; grandchildren; Wesley Caldwell, Crystal Nichols, Sheri Bower, Lora Bower, Eric Caldwell, Brandy Caldwell & Bo Caldwell. Kermit was preceded in death by his son, David Caldwell, grandson Shawn Caldwell, and wife Wilma E. Caldwell. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, April 19, 2004 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82, Ft. Myers, FL. Lee Memorial Park 239-334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 26, 2001 - Wilma E. Caldwell, 81, of Fort Myers, died May 23, 2001. Born in Jacobsburg, Ohio, she moved to Florida in 1957 from Mentor On The Lake, Ohio. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers. Wilma leaves her husband Kermit F. Caldwell; sons, Gary R. and Alan K. Caldwell; daughter, Kerma K. Bower; grandchildren, Bo Caldwell, Lora MacDonald, Sheri Bower, Brandy, Eric, Crystal and Wesley Caldwell; brothers, Harold, Lawrence, Clarence Jr., Ramsay; sisters, Wanda Hood, Dolores Burkhart and many friends. She was predeceased by her son, David F. Caldwell and grandson, Shawn K. Caldwell. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery 12777 State Rd 82, Fort Myers, FL. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 4, 2008 - Celia Calestini, 94, of Lehigh Acres passed away Thursday. Celia and her late husband, Joseph, moved to Lehigh Acres in 1959 after retirement from the army. She is survived by her son, Robert and granddaughter, Celia (Hank) Watson. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd., on Monday evening, Feb. 4th from 6-8pm and funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park.
      Ann Nee Calhoun - Born: Thu Jun 10, 1926 - Died: Tue Sep 4, 2012 - Funeral services for Ann Nee Calhoun will be held 11:00 a.m., September 8, 2012 at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, 2754 Orange Street, Ft. Myers, Florida.  Vistation will take place 6-8 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2012 at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church.  Interment will take place in Ft. Myers Cemetery - Calvary Gardens.
     Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2014 - Mary C. Caliguire, 99, of Cape Coral, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 PM Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at:www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 23, 2003 - Philip J. Caliguire, Jr., 58, of Cape Coral went to be with the Lord November 21, 2003, after a brave battle for 10 years with being blind and neuropathy. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA., the son of the late Philip J. and Mary R. Caliguire. Philip served for 2 years in Viet Nam as a scout dog handler and point man for the U.S. Army 38th Scout Dogs. After his discharge he attended college for 11 years, he became an aero space engineer and worked at Pratt and Whitney, working on the first reusable shuttle. He retired in 1993. He moved to the local area in 1985 from Pittsburgh, PA., Philip enjoyed black and white movies and rock and roll music.Mr. Caliguire is survived by his beloved wife of 10 years Ella Mae of Cape Coral, his loving mother Mary R. Caliguire of Cape Coral and many friends.A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday at 11:00 AM, the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will military honors by the American Legion Post 38 will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 29–31, 2013 - Andrew Donald Calvert of Old Town, FL passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at his home. He was 52. Mr. Calvert moved to Old Town 2 years ago from Punta Gorda, FL. He worked most of his live as a waiter, except for a short period of time he spent working in retail sales in the family fish market in Pine Island. He enjoyed growing flowers and drawing and loved his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Calvert of Old Town; brothers, Dennis Calvert of Old Town and Thomas Calvert of Cumberland Furnace, TN; and sisters, Margaret Ann Fowler of Punta Gorda, FL, Martha Jane Stevens of Ft. Myers, FL and Kimberly Jean Calvert of Old Town, FL. Graveside services were held Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:00pm at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.
      Fort Myers News-Press June 17, 2009 Mr. Robert Leon Calvert passed away at his home Sunday, June 14, 2009 after a long illness, he was 71. Mr. Calvert owned the Fort Myers Provisions Wholesale Meat and Seafood which he sold to Sarah Lee in 1978, he then purchased Pine Bay Seafood Market which he operated until retiring in 2002. He moved to Old Town, FL in 2006. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Down Town Edison Kiwanis Club; he was a Baptist attending the Rock Sink Baptist Church in Old Town, FL. Mr. Calvert enjoyed fishing and selling.He is survived by his wife of 51 years Mary Ann of Old Town, FL; three sons; Dennis Calvert of Old Town, FL; Thomas (Joyce) Calvert of Cumberland Furnace, TN; and Andrew Calvert of Punta Gorda, FL; three daughters; Margarett Ann (Danny) Fowler of Cape Coral, FL; Martha Jane (Chuck) Stevens of Fort Myers, FL; and Kimberly Jean Calvert of Old Town, FL; one sister Ruth Ann Joiner of Fort Myers, FL; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.A graveside service for the family will be held Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Hospice of Tri County, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland, FL 32626. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL 32628.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 6, 1951 - Spencer Craig Camacho, two and a half months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian C. Camacho of Goodland, died yesterday.  He is survived by his parents, a brother, Julian Harry Camacho, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ludlow of Goodland.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Fort Myers Cemetery with Father W. J. Carroll officiating.  Arrangements are in charge of Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 27, 2007 - Anita Cameron, 43, of Fort Myers, passed away June 24, 2007 in the comfort of her Fort Myers Home.Anita was born August 7, 1963 in Darby, PA to Edwin and Joan (Kelly) Yingling. She was a 30-year resident of Fort Myers. Anita was caregiver and she loved to impress family and friends will her accomplished cooking skills. She was a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. Anita will most of all be remembered for her compassion and love for animals.Survivors include her loving husband of ten years, Harry, her parents, Edwin and Joan Yingling of Audubon, PA, her siblings, Paul (Diane) Yingling of Cranston, RI, Nancy (John) Sargent of Wayne, PA, David Yingling of Florida, Lydia (Jim) Cohn of Plymouth Meeting, PA, Peter (Rita) Yingling of Orange, CT, and Timothy Yingling of Meriden, CT, several nieces and nephews, and a wealth of in-laws and extended family members.Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27th, 5-8 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, and funeral services will be held the following Thursday, June 28th, 1;00 pm, also at the funeral home. Internment will follow at Fort Myers City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Adonis Autism Center of S.W. Florida, P.O. Box 2132 Fort Myers, FL 33902. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 18, 1938 - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cameron, 47, died last night at her home at 877 Washington street after an illness of eight weeks. She is survived by her husband, A. Bruce Cameron; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Helen Virginia; two brothers, W. H. Reagon of Dayton, O., and John T. Reagon of Tampa; four sisters, Mrs. Preston B. Collier, Mrs. J. J. Ganey, Mrs. Roland Hudson adn Mrs. George Will, all of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Cameron had made her home in Fort Myers for the past 14 years, coming here from Bowling Green. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements which will be announced later.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 26, 2005 - Robert E. Cameron, Sr., 78, of North Fort Myers, died Sunday, April 24, 2005. A native of Ft. Myers, he was born August 19, 1926, and lived in the area his entire life. Mr. Cameron was a WWII veteran serving his country for seven years in both the Navy and Army. He was raised in commercial fishing and then went into the building industry. He was the founder of Cameron Construction, Inc., from which he retired. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Carmen Cameron; two sons, Robert E. (Brenda) Cameron, Jr. and Michael (Irene) Cameron; daughter, Sharon Cameron; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 2:00 PM at North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy., North Fort Myers. Friends will be received an hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 239-995-1113.

The Fort Myers Press, November 20, 1926 - The body of Elvin Louis Campbell, aged 9, was brought from LaBelle yesterday, to the Engelhardt mortuary for embalming, and this morning conveyed to Quincy, Fla., the former home of the family for burial. The parents drove directly from Sears, where Mr. Campbell is manager of the Sears sawmill company store, to Quincy for the funeral. A week ago the son was burned by an exploding cap from his toy pistol at his home in Sears, and tetanus developed. he was taken to LaBelle for medical treatment, but succumbed to the infection.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 2, 1946 - Mrs. Etta May Campbell, aged 69, died suddenly last night as a result of a heart attack in her residence on Third Street. Although her home was in Parna, Mich., Mrs. Campbell had lived in Fort Myers for the past three months. She is survived by her husband, Charles Campbell, and by three brothers, George, Ralph and Harry Crampton, all of Michigan.  Mr. Campbell will accompany the body home. Spooner and Englehardt were in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News Press, May 5, 2004 - A memorial celebration of the life of George R. Campbell was held at the National Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Santuary, Saturday, May 1, 2004. Mr. Campbell died April 8 at Simba's Keep, his home in Fort Myers. He was 85. Born in Evanston, Illinois, November 22, 1918, Campbell moved to Florida as a teenager. He worked summers at Cabbage Key with the American Museum of Natural History before enrolling at the University of Miami. He graduated from the University and continued studies at the University of Puerto Rico until 1942 when he moved to Trinidad to work on malaria control for the U.S Navy. After teaching physics in Brazil at the Knight-Ridder Aviation School, he managed a plantation in Eluethera, Bahamas, before returning to Brazil in 1949 to begin a 25-year career with the pharmaceutical company, Parke-Davis. In 1954, Campbell moved to Grosse Point, Michigan, from where he traveled and worked as foreign personnel manager for Parke-Davis in the Middle East and Asia. In the basement of his home in Grosse Point, he amassed the second largest collection of living crocodilians in the world. Bringing only one of his collection with him - an American alligator named Spiro - Campbell moved to Sanibel Island in 1974. Becoming deeply involved in environmental issues, he wrote The Nature of Things on Sanibel, and for many years, weekly articles for The Island Reporter and The Islander. He later authored An Illustrated Guide to Poisonous Plants and Animals of Southwest Florida and Jaws Too! - The Natural History of Crocodilians with Emphasis on Sanibel Island's Alligators. Between 1976 and 1991, Campbell guided natural history tours to South America, the Galapagos islands, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Africa. In 1985 he moved to Simba's Keep in Buckingham where he involved himself with his extensive collections of plants and animals. He is survived by his wife Ann and his son, Dr. David Campbell. Contributions in memory of Mr. Campbell may be made to National Audubon Society at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctary, 35 Sanctuary Road, Naples, Florida 34120. of Arcadia and Kenneth H. Cassels of Bonita Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Laura
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 29, 1938 - Mrs. Henrietta J. Campbell, 47, died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Tyler of the LaBelle Methodist church officiating. Pallbearers are W. T. Hull, Hugh Hull, W. T. Maddox, G. A. Gill, F. A. Daugherty and R. M. Miller. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband, F. S. Campbell, LaBelle hardware dealer, a mother, Mrs. Sallie E. Jennings, of LaBelle, a sister, Mrs. F. H. Guess of Brooksville and a brother, L. M. Jennings of LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press,  June 5, 2005 - Otis H. Campbell, Jr. age 80, of Mosheim TN, passed away Tuesday morning, January 25th, 2005 at Takoma Adventist Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of American Legion Post 38 of Fort Myers, Florida, and Tropical Lodge Post 56 of Fort Myers, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Campbell of Mosheim; two daughters and one son-in-law: Jodi Bly of Greeneville, and Robin and Ed Romig of Naples, Florida; one sister: Dorothy Campbell Morgan of Fort Myers, Florida; two grandchildren: Nikki Farmer and Craig Farmer of Greeneville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis H. and Dorothy (Lee) Campbell. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Doughty-Stevens Mosheim Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Mosheim Chapel, with Rev. Bill Love officiating. The body will be taken to Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Fort Myers, Florida, where the family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 207 North Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in Greeneville, Tennessee in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press Apr 6, 2008 Pauline Hough Campbell of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2000. Pauline was the daughter of the late Victor Hough and Emma Hough, who were one of the pioneer families of Fort Myers, FL. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Campbell and son-in-law, Larry Harris of Fletcher, NC. A private memorial service was held in Flat Rock, NC.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017 or to the Elizabeth House, 511 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 12, 2009 - Phyllis J. Brown Campbell passed away peacefully on Wednesday at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. Phyllis and her husband Paul were life long resident of Alva. She was once Director of Nursing for Lehigh Regional Hospital and taught practical nursing for many years at Lee County High Tech Central. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents Thomas and Mable Brown, her brother and sister in law Charles and Betty Brown, and her nephew Brent Brown. She is survived by children Chad and Larry Campbell, Candy Estes, and many nieces and nephews. Services will be Monday December 14 at 10Am at Lee Memorial Park, State Road 82 in the chapel mausoleum. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to Hope Hospice Fort Myers in her memorial.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, FL - Robert Wayne Campbell, 58, a lifelong resident of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Miami, FL.  He was born January 18, 1956 in Fort Myers, FL to Claude and Susan Campbell. Bob was of the Christian faith.  He was a very caring, thoughtful, and generous Father, Brother, Grandfather and Uncle. He always thought of the kids first at family gatherings and did things to make it special for them. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He was a devoted and much loved son. He is survived by his two sons, Joshua Campbell and his fiancé, Marie Mansson of Cape Coral and Travis Campbell also of Cape Coral; his father, Claude Campbell of N. Ft. Myers; two brothers, William M. Campbell (Lou Ann) of Tampa, FL, Kenneth “KC” Campbell of Cape Coral; one sister, Susan Nemitz (Rick) of Tampa, FL; one grandchild, Ryker Wayne Campbell of Cape Coral; as well as ten nieces and nephews, and fourteen great nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Susan L. Campbell.  Private Family services will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Robert Campbell as suggested to charity of one’s choice. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

     Fort Myers News-Press, April 3, 2012 - Tammy Lynn Campbell passed away peacefully on April 3, 2012 surrounded by her friends and mother, Ida Scaffe. Born on July 12, 1966, Tammy grew up in Ft. Myers, Florida. She attended Ft. Myers High School, Edison Junior College and graduated from the University of South Florida with a BS in Elementary Education. She spent the first part of her teaching career in the Lee County School District and moved to Austin TX in 1999. Tammy loved Austin and was very proud to call herself a Texan. She spent the last eleven years teaching at Barton Creek Elementary in Eanes ISD. She was a passionate and dedicated elementary teacher who touched the lives of countless children over her 24 year career. Her students describe her as "always happy and funny," "the best teacher in the world" and "our best friend." Tammy lived her life with joy, happiness and an enthusiasm that was contagious. She never met a stranger and was the first person to offer support and encouragement to her friends and family. Tammy adored all dogs and her "fur babies" were the light of her life. She will be missed by so many. She was preceded in death by her much beloved grandmother Gladys Poff and her maternal grandmother Madaline Kimmel. A celebration of Tammy's life will be held at Barton Creek Elementary on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Austin German Shepard Rescue.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 23, 1928 - Masonic Services Held At Cemetery For T.R. Campbell-- Thomas B. Campbell, 71 year old pioneer of Tice, was buried with Masonic honors this afternoon following funeral services at the Englehardt Mortuary. The services were conducted by Rev. C.T. Tew of the First Baptist church. Mr. Campbell's death came from the result of high blood pressure when he was suddenly stricken at his home last night. Mr. Campbell had a wide circle of friends in Fort Myers and has twice been an unsuccessful candidate for supervision of registration. He is survived by his wife and seven children. These are Mrs. M. R. Lee, Mrs. L.A. Osteen, Miss Lucy, Miss Frances, Ezikell and Thomas B. Campbell, jr.

    Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 2009 - Jeanette M. Campese, age 61, of LaBelle, passed away February 5, 2009 in Fort Myers. She was born Aug. 10, 1947 in Queens, NY. Survivors include her husband; Frank "Dino" Campese, children; Dino and Amanda Campese Jr., Jay and Kimberly Campese, Selena and Eric Taylor, Jamie Campese, Lori and Peter Artizzone, Frank Campese, Jr., mother, Evelyn O'Brien, brothers and sisters; Bobby O'Brien, Doug and Pam Stretch, Joani Perone, Pat Becker, Jackie Stretch, nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, 12:00 PM at Our Lady of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle with Father Luis F. Albarracin officiating. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres. Visitation will be Monday from 5-9 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 18, 2001 - Rufino Abad Campos, 78, of Ft. Myers, died Sunday, June 17, 2001. Mr. Campos was a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico and served in the U.S. Military. He is survived by his wife, Alice Campos and many other family members and good friends. The family will receive friends starting at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church, 1091 Ortiz Ave. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church with burial to follow at Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements are by the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 5 - 6, 2010 - David Canada, 75 of Alva, FL, passed away peacefully in his sleep January 1st. Born November 10, 1934 in Longs, SC, he was a lifetime member of the Tropical Lodge #56, Free & Accepted Masons. He was well known and a friend to all in E Lee County and the S FL farming communities. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ercel, his children: David Canady (Glynes), William Douglas Canada, Sr. (Noleen), Wayne Lott, Carolyn May, Sheila Bess (Donald), Wayne Dodd (Jamie), his brothers: WP Canady, Phil Canady, Charles Canady, Clifford Canada, Larry Canada, as well as 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be David's grandsons: Ben Martin, Jacob Carter, Ryan Carter, JR Lott, Jamie Ray May, William Canada, Jr. Honorary pallbearers: Perry Prescott, Sr., Perry Prescott, Jr., Darren Bess, Derek Bess, James Kamprath, Gabe Glenn, Christopher Lee. Visitation will be Wed., Jan. 6, 2010 at Lee Memorial Park from 6-8pm. Masonic Funeral Services will be conducted by Tropical Lodge #56, F&AM on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at 1pm, followed by internment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 12777 SR 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913, 239-334-4880. The family requests any food items be brought to Lee Memorial Park.

   Asheville Citizen-Times, January 30, 2004 - Maggie Valley NC- Bobby Dan Canady, 78, of 102 Hollow Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at his home. His smiling face will be sadly missed; however, he would want to be remembered with laughter instead of tears. Mr. Canady was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Fort Myers, Fla. He lived in Florida the majority of his life until he became a resident of Maggie Valley in 1991 upon his retirement. He joined the Navy out of high school in 1943 and served as a torpedo man until his discharge in 1946. He spent most of his life in the fishing industry where he began as a commercial fisherman in Fort Myers Beach, then as captain of the shrimp trawler Cameron and later as a bookkeeper for Singleton Shrimp Company at Fort Myers Beach. He was transferred to Tampa where he was manager of their boats for 11 years, and then to Singleton Seafoods of Key West, where he retired as vice president in 1991. His career with Singleton spanned 32 years in various capacities. For several years he was employed as manager of Pinellas Seafood and also of King Shrimp Company, both in Key West. He served as president of Southeastern Fisheries in 1983-84. He was the son of the late Daniel Webster Canady and Molsey Kennon Canady. He was the great-grandson of a pioneer Florida family, the late William Henry "Bill" Brown and Sarah Jane Jernigan Brown of Immokalee, Fla. A brother, Gene Canady, and a sister Betty Jane Canady, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia Crant Canady; (FMHS 1949) his children, Marcia Davis, and husband, Carl, of Key West, Fla., Robert Canady of Maggie Valley, Patrick Canady and wife, Allynda, of Clyde, Theresa Alayon of Ocala, Fla., Sharon Cordy and husband, David, of Tampa, Fla., and Kevin Canady and wife, Auriole, Hendersonville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Rose Hughes (FMSH 1951) of Fort Myers; and a nephew and a niece. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Maggie Valley. A memorial mass will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Maggie Valley with Father Francis J. Doyle officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Columbarium on the church grounds.In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC 28716 or to HRMC Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721. Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" www.wellsfuneralhome.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 25, 2012 - Rev. Reinaldo Candelaria died Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Oxford AL. Funeral services and visitation for Rev. Reinaldo Candelaria, 76, of Oxford, AL will be 6:00 pm, Friday, July 27, 2012 at Hodges Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park on Saturday at 12 noon in Ft. Myers, FL. The family will receive friends on Friday after the service until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

   Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 2007 - Pruella Cromartie Niver Canham age 82, long time Fort Myers educator past to eternal rest Tuesday, August 14, 2007 after a long illness. She is survived by husband David Canham, daughter Peddy Moran (Scott Moran), grandson Matthew Hayhurst (Allison Hayhurst); predeceased by parents Esten Graham and Mary Lee (Jones) Cromartie of Statesboro, GA. Pruella is survived by numerous family, friends and students who revered her personal touch, caring attention, and pride for personal history. As she was fond of saying to those she hope to instill a love of her genteel upbringing, "When I was a little girl".Born December 4, 1924 in Statesboro, GA and raised by Georgia Teachers College first head football coach she developed her life long passion for educating and enhancing the life of children, taking a personal interest in their individual lives. Graduating with honors from Statesboro Georgia High School in 1941 she received her degree from modern day Georgia Southern University, participating in numerous special activities including sororities, music production, and earning a BS in Business and Music. During World War II she worked at Warner Robbins Air Base in Statesboro, GA participating in several activities such as the USO. She began her elementary teaching career at Westside school in Satesboro and moved to Opelika, Alabama. Pruella and Robert Niver moved to Fort Myers in 1956 and opened the Miracle Mile veterinarian clinic on Cleveland Avenue. She began teaching at North Fort Myers High School in 1967, quickly earning the respect and reputation of students, faculty, and administrators, culminating in her selection of Lee County Teacher of the Year in 1987. In 1982, Pruella met and married David L. Canham, a retired GM Engineer. They enjoyed many years of relaxation and travel as well as her collections of interesting and unusual articles. Her accomplishments include President, Florida League of Arts, Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities 1944, Personalities of the south 1980-82, Directory of Distinguished Americans 1981, Community Leaders of America 1981, The Biographical Roll of Honor for Distinguished Service to the Arts, Community, State, and Nation 1981, 2,000 Notable Americans 1982, 2,000 Distinguished Southerners 1982, Distinguished Americans First Edition for State and Community Service to the Arts 1982, The World's Who's Who of Women 1983, Community Leaders of America 1987, Member Singers Club of L.I., guest speaker, panelist various cultural orgns in Fla and so. states, soloist various chs and schs; music cons. local theater groups; mem. FL State Secondary Music Instructional Materials Coun. Nominee Gannett Found. Heart of Gold Humanitarian award 1981, Named Vocal Solo Lit. Music Specialist State of Florida, Nominee Nat. Teacher Hall of Fame 1998, recipient Nat. Libr. Poet's Editor's Choice Award 1994, cert. Appreciation Nat. Park Trust 1995, Lee County School Dist. Fla 1991, Numerous Awards in 2002, including, ABI Hall of Fame, Great Minds of 21st Century, Poet of the Year, International Poet Merit and Honored Mem, 500 Founders of 21st Century, International Biographical Center Living Legions, 1000 Great Scholars, World Lifetime Achievement award, Comparanion of Honor, International Peace Prize, Am. Medal of Honor; Nobel Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Contbr. to Humanity 2002,Mem. AAAS, AM. Ch. Dirs. Assn., FL Music Educators Assns., Music Educator's Nat. Conf., Lee County Alliance of the Arts (charter), FL Vocal Assn. (past coord., state bd.) Nat. Assn. of Teachers of Singing in Am. and Can., So. FL Symphony and Chorus Assn., Am. Guild of Organists, Lee County Retired Teachers Assn., Fl Vocal Assn., Am. Choral Assn., International Cos. Poets (disting mem 1994, merit award 1995) Profl Women's Adv. Board. She has also recently been nominated for the following distinctions and awards: 2003 Outstanding People of the 20th Century-2nd Edition,Wall of Tolerance, Ambassadors of Grand Eminence, Woman of the Year,IBC 2000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century, 2003 Who's Who in Amer. for Education, 2004 Leading Intellectuals of the World, 2004 Congressional Medal of Excellence, 2004 Master Diplomacy with Honors from Academy of Letters, 2004 Nominated for Educator of 2004, 2004 Governor's Award, 2004 American Medal of Honor, 2004 Nom. To International Genius Elite. A local service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 6:00pm at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Fl 33907, with a reception following the service at 10190 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers. Final interment at East Side Cemetery, Statesboro, GA at a later date.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 17, 2013 - Frank J. Cannan peacefully went to heaven on Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born on February 6, 1933 in Wichita, KS and has lived in Cape Coral, FL since 1987. He leaves his wife of 50 years Mercedes Cannan, his daughter Emma Campos, son-in-law Fred Campos and his precious granddaughter Sara Campos. Frank had a kind, gentle heart and was never without a joke or a smile. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A rosary and memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 19, 10a.m. at St. Andrew Church (chapel). A graveside service at Coral Ridge Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers the family request that a donation be made to Hope Parkinson's Exercise Program at the Cape Coral Wellness Center.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 1952 - Florence E. Cannon, 80, pioneer resident, died at her home on Edison Avenue yesterday. She had lived in Fort Myers for the past 51 years. Surviving are three sons, Roy S., and Dana of Fort Myers, and J. R. of Naples; six daughters, Mrs. M. G. Wiggins and Mrs. A. W. Roberts of Lakeland, Mrs. James E. Tooke, Immokalee, Mrs. L. R. Mccollum and Mrs. Elma J. Aldacosta of Marathon, and Mrs. J. C. McDonald,Fort Myers; 29 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. J. B. Allen of Naples officiating. Pallbearers will be Walter Walters, A. C. McDonald, Ed Simpson, Dick Simpson, Walter Moody and Jack Holst. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 16, 2006 - Kelly Lee Cannon, of Estero, Florida was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 16, 2006 at Joanne's House in Bonita Springs following a courageous battle with brain cancer.Born February 8, 1956 in Bradenton, Florida Kelly grew up and lived most of her life in Florida. She graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1974 and from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.After graduation Kelly returned to Florida and combined her love for children and her love for the Lord as Director of Children's Ministry. Through the years, Kelly shared this love with children at McGregor Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Naples, First Baptist Church of Cape Coral and First Baptist Church of Estero. Hundreds of children and adults found their hope of eternal life in Heaven by trusting Christ as their Savior through her compassionate Christian ministries.Kelly enjoyed her position as Realtor and Builder Rep for Coastal Living Homes, and enjoyed her hobby as an accomplished pilot. Kelly was a beloved member of First Baptist Church of Estero. Kelly is survived by her sister, Hollie Michele Powell; brother, Gayland Patrick (Margaret) Cannon; grandmother, Virginia Ryan; nephew, Aaron Powell; niece, Rachel Cannon; Aunt Billy Hesch and her many friends whose lives she has touched in a special way. Kelly is preceded by the passing of her loving parents, Jack and Vivian Cannon and her sister Jill Cannon. A Celebration to honor Kelly's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2006 at McGregor Baptist Church, 6750 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.There will be a private burial at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens preceding Kelly's Celebration Day.In lieu of flowers contributions in Kelly's name may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of SW Florida, P.O. Box 100981, Cape Coral, Florida 33910 and Teen Challenge of SW Florida, P.O. Box 60802, Ft. Myers, FL 33906
   Marvin Franklin Cannon, born in Florida Nov 25, 1906, died in Fort Myers on.January 20, 1982. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Lillia Cannon and children, Kathleen M Cannon, Marvine Cannon and Thomas N Cannon. Burial at Lee Memorial Park in Fort Myers, Florida

      Fort Myers News-Press, September 10, 2008 - Theresa Cannon, 88, of Fort Myers, FL passed away Sept. 3, 2008. A resident of Fort Myers for over 30 years, she was born in Letter Macaward, Co. Donegal, Ireland to Phil and Sally Cannon. She worked in a hospital in London, England during WWII nursing the wounded soldiers and civilians. She later came to the United States to New York where she obtained her citizenship in the early 1950's, vowing her allegiance in the ballpark there with hundreds of others. Although she was proud of her Irish heritage, she would often speak of how much she loved America and appreciated the opportunities she had here. She obtained her beautician license in 1954 in White Plains, New York and after several years moved to Fort Myers. She worked with special clients at Sunland Training Center in the 1970's, retiring in the early 80's to take care of her ailing twin sister, Mary. She was a devout Catholic, gave to many charities (in time and money) and was kind and giving to her friends and family. She became aunt and sister to many, had a sharp sense of humor and when asked about her ills she would usually say "No use in complaining." She loved deeply and was much loved by her friends and family and will be sorely missed.She is survived by a niece, Sally Cannon; nephew, Padgin McCahill; and a great niece, Collete Cannon all living in her birthplace of Ireland. She was predeceased by her parents, Phil and Sally Cannon; her aunt, Doddie Cannon; brothers, Joe, James and Dennis; sisters, Mary Ellen, Roseann, Sarah Agnes and Bridget.The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated with Father David Arle officiating at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 13031 Palm Beach Blvd. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at 9:00 am with interment following in the garden. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent DePaul Charity or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Tropical News, Tues., March 24, 1931 - The family of Walker J. Cannon, 60-year-old citizen of Fort Myers who died early Sunday morning, will leave today with the body for Apopka, where funeral services will be held. Local arrangements are in charge of the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Mr. Cannon, who was born in Little Rock, Ark., has lived here for 45 years, operating a bakery on Cleveland avenue for more than 30 years. His death was not unexpected for he had been ill for the past four months. Survivors include his widow, a son, S. W. Cannon, and four daughters, Mrs. Leo Hastings, Mrs. Will Grogan, Mrs. Herbert Hendricks and Miss Louise Cannon.
    Fort Myers News-Press May 12, 2009 Philip (Filippo) Cannova, 75, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully May 10, 2009 in the company of his loving wife and children. He was a loving husband, father and nanu and was loved by many paisan. Phil was born in San Biagio, Sicily where he served in the Italian Army before coming to America in 1958. With his new wife, he settled in Chicago and began his new life in America. He started Phil's Pizza in Bridgeport where he built his business for 20 years. He then retired to Cape Coral Florida in the 1985 to start another venture into the pizza business with his son. He enjoyed golf, bocce ball, and playing cards with all his friends.He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty years Jean; his daughter Lee (Jim) Shane and there children Brock, Paige, Brandon Liston, of Chicago; his son Bill (Cindy) and there daughter Annaliese, of Lake Worth, FL and his son Lenny (Lynn) and there children, Cassy ,Brittany, Brianna of Cape Coral. He was preceded in death by his daughter Gina Cannova. He is also survived by his sister Nina Calderone and his brother Dominic (Betty) Cannova and his loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Louie (Mary) Cannova. The family would like to thank the caretakers from Hope Hospice who provided compassionate support to Phil and Jean during his illness for the last two years.Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11 AM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.Donations may be made in honor of Philip to Hope Hospice, N. Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 10, 2011 - David Capel, III, 77, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, August 8, 2011. He was born June 6, 1934 to David and Thelma Capel in Warren, OH and moved to Fort Myers in 1972. He graduated from Warren G. Harding High School (Warren, Ohio) in 1953 where he proudly attained the Eagle Scout Award and later attended Kent State University and Warren Business College. He proudly served the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-56. He owned and operated Dave's Draperies in Warren, OH for 35 years. Following his move to Florida, he coached Pop Warner Football, the Rebels, who became National Champions in 1979. He was a member of the Warren, OH Jaycees and Fort Myers Lions Club. In retirement, he became a sports photographer, taking pictures of high school football, basketball, baseball and soccer. When the pictures were ready, he would distribute them to the players.  Mr. Capel is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Capel; his children: David Capel, IV (Robbin), Debbie Barry (Bill) and Tim Capel (Cyndi); his grandchildren: Andrea Truax (Bryan), Alyssa Barry, Alisabeth Barry, David Capel, V and Chris Foster; his great grandchildren: Cadence Foster and Zaylin Capel; and three sisters: Marion Masters, Evelyn Thompson and Janet Biggin, all of Warren, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, at First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Cape Coral VFW. Friends will be received from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Deion Sanders Truth Football Youth Program. Donations will be accepted at any Wells Fargo Bank. Checks can be made out to Primetime Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 6, 2011 - Charles A. Caputo, 56 years old, of Buckingham, FL passed away October 3, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Sam and Teresa Caputo. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn, his children, Sam (fiance' Lori), Shanna (Chris), Matthew, Brandon (Ashley), and Charles Jr., 5 grandchildren, his sisters, Anna Hewitt, Esther (Mark) Hellermann, and Carol Caputo, his mother-in-law, Doreen deBos and a worldwide multitude of loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82, Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Friday, October 7 from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M followed by the funeral service at 7:00 P.M. Visitation continues at Lee Memorial Park on Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 A.M. followed by the burial with military honors.

Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, February 13, 1972 - Mrs. Gracie Caputo, 77 of 3737 Washington ave., died Saturday. A lifelong resident of Fort Myers, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Rose Padilla and Mrs. Mary Katherine Della Bitts, both of Bokeelia, Fla; four sons, Joseph Frank Caputo of Bokeelia, Richard Francis Caputo of Tampa, Harrison Darnell Caputo and Joseph Caputo Jr., both of Ft. Myers; a brother, Eugene Yeomans of Fort Myers; four sisters, Mrs. Braz Wilkerson of Orlando, Mrs. Azalen Alderman of Ft. Myers, Mrs. Lessie Smith of Homestead, Mrs. Armeda Parham of Ft. Myers, 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Harvey Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Wed., July 17, 1935 - James Caputo, 46, who died Sunday at Lee Memorial Hospital, was buried yesterday in Fort Myers Cemetery. Services were held at the Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlock Hawk of the First Methodist Church officiating.
      Fort Myers News-Press, August. 21, 1934 - Mrs. Marion Car, 65-year-old Sanibel resident, died at her home yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Captiva church with the Rev. W. C. Dennington officiating. Mrs. Car is survived by her husband and a son. Funeral arrangements are in charge of L. W. Engelhardt & Sons. (See: Mrs. James Karr)
      Fort Myers News-Press, February 4-5, 2009 - Ashley Carbone, 33, of Fort Myers died February 1, 2009. Born January 27, 1976, he was a graduate of Riverdale High School and worked for the City of Fort Myers. Ashley loved to hunt with his father and his "hunting buddies" and loved to fish and play golf. He will be forever missed and forever loved. Ashley is survived by his parents, Anthony and Patsy Carbone, two sisters, Angela (Jim) Leavens, Amber (Michael) Kirkland, former wife, Laurie Koch, 8 uncles, 8 aunts, 4 nieces, 1 nephew and many cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Tony and Bernice Carbone, David and Martha Lusk, his uncle, Danny Lusk, and his aunt, Micky McCullough. The family will receive friends Friday February 6, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Judah Christian Center, 10960 Orange River Blvd. Funeral services will be held Saturday February 7 at 11:00 AM at Judah Christian Center. Interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charlie Price, Rick Irick, Ray Combass, George Wellington, Joe Lusk, Josh Tanner, Michael Kirkland, and Chris Jones. Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.
     Fort Myers News-Press, July 13, 2011 - Joseph A. Carbone, 59, of North Fort Myers passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011. He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Anthony Carbone, Debbie Sizemore, Danny Carbone, Johnny Carbone and Tammy Tremblay. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Bernese Carbone and his sister, Micky McCullough. A graveside service will be held 11 am Thurs., July 14 at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 6, 2002 - Massimino "Tony" Carbone, 82 died September 5, 2002 in Lee Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernese Carbone. Together they had 7 kids, Micky Carbone, Anthony (Patsy) Carbone, Joe Carbone, Deborah (Danny) Sizemore, Danny (Cheryl) Carbone, Johnny (Mary) Carbone and Tammy (Leo) Tremblay; also 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Tony is survived by his wife of 12 years, Marion Zuliani Carbone; also 3 sisters, Madelane Sarli, Emily Curcio of New York and Stella Odierma of Sarno, Italy. Tony came to Ft. Myers in 1943 where he was stationed at Buckingham Air Base. In the early 50's he became the first used car salesman in East Ft. Myers. His last place of business was Lee County Auto Sale on Palm Beach Blvd. which he closed in the late 80's. Visitation will be Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82. Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880
      Juan Cardona, 92, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012. He was the loving husband to Ana Raquel Carrero for many wonderful years. He leaves behind children; Ana (Mike) Ferrar, Mary (David) Fernandez, Ruth (Tex) Herrera, John (Nilda) Cardona, Amy (Jerry) Breshim and Betty Cardona; grandchildren, Catherine, Mike Jr., Peter, David, Ceasar, Alex, Melissa, John, Jr., Raquel, Cynthia, Ruthy, Jackie, Ralph, Timothy, Marianela and Manuel Alejandro. Visitation will be held from 3 - 9pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Anderson Patterson Funeral Home. Visitiation will also be observed Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10 - 12 at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin Wednesday following the visitation. Interment will follow, Thursday morning at 11am in Fort Myers Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2014 - Luz Celenia “Lucy” (Lugo) Cardona was born on September 13, 1923 in the area of Piletas outside of Lares, Puerto Rico to Juan Lugo and Ramona Castro. Her father was a nephew of the renowned Rev. Juan Lugo and her mother was a sister of Pentecostal pioneer Rev. Roque Castro. They had two younger daughters who were both afflicted by Muscular Sclerosis. On July 12, 1943, "Lucy" as she was known to her family and friends, married José Cardona Vélez, also of Lares and took the responsibility of helping him to raise his children including the newborn baby Tito. Lucy and José had a daughter Elba and 8 years later they had a son, José Anibal. In 1951, shortly after the birth of their son, they moved to Brooklyn, New York. Shortly after moving to New York, they went to visit Rosa Emilia Rodríguez de Castro, Lucy's cousin who invited them to church where both gave its hearts to the Lord that same night. One year later they lost their daughter who died of a birth defect at the age of 9. A short time later, the Lord called them to the ministry. In 1957, they graduated from the International Biblical Institute in Brooklyn where they later both taught. In 1958, they began to pastor and in 1959, they founded the Iglesia Pentecostal Arca Cristiana, an independent Pentecostal church which today is the mother church and headquarters of a council of seventeen Pentecostal churches in several countries, which their elder son directs. Together they had many wonderful experiences in the ministry. For example, one day each one said to other that they were feeling led to go to the house of a man who had started visiting their church. When they arrived, they found that his wife was about to take her life due to a severe, painful illness. They prayed for her, she was cured and became an active member of their church for many years. Another night they felt led to leave church in the middle of a prayer service to visit a family that had not come. When they arrived, they found the two teenage sons of that family enraged, on the verge of hurting each other and managed to calm them and resolve the situation. There were many cases of divine healing and liberation from demoniac oppression during their ministry and Lucy became a real mother to several generations of church members. In 1986, Lucy and José left the ministry and moved to Fort Myers, Florida to live with their younger son who was soon elected pastor of a local church. He was named director of the local Biblical institute where Lucy became a popular faculty member. On April 8, 2003, her husband of almost 60 years died at the age of 86.On Sunday, January 5, 2014, Lucy was taken to her heavenly home by the Lord at the age of 90. She left behind a loving family, a multitude of brothers and sisters in the Lord, many friends and a very rich spiritual legacy. As one of her many spiritual sons who's now a senior pastor in California said upon hearing of her death: "the many seeds mama Lucy planted over the years will continue to bear fruit as long as those of us she touched continue touching others and working in the ministry. She will be greatly missed." Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held the following day on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers, Florida. Arrangements are under the direction of Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.dignitymemorial.com. For information, please call (239)334-4880. 
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 2003 - Mary "Mimi"Welch Cardosi, age 78, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003. Mimi was a life long resident of Fort Myers, graduating from Fort Myers High School class of 1942. She was once a renowned decorator in the Tampa Bay area, before retiring to Fort Myers to begin her last career as the owner of several resort retail stores in Southwest Florida. Mimi and her husband Bob Cardosi, retired to travel the world over. Mrs. Cardosi has two grandchildren, Tim Welch from Neptune Beach, and Erin Welch from South River, New Jersey, and a son, Rusty Welch from Staunton, Virginia. Mimi's family will receive friends at Kiser Funeral Home, Thursday, January 16, 3 - 5 pm. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 17, 10:00 A.M. at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 5, 2004 - Robert Joseph “Bob” Cardosi, 89, of Ft. Myers, died Tuesday May 4, 2004. He has been a resident here since 1970 formerly of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Cardosi is survived by his step-son Robert 'Rusty' Welch (Donna) of Virginia, two step-grandchildren, Tim and Erin Welch. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Welch Cardosi in 2003. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 7, 2004 at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive with Fr. Stephen McNamara officiating. Interment will take place in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home Thursday from 6-8 PM. Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341

Jack Carl, Lehigh Acres, was born January 13, 1920. He died on January 20,1982. Burial at Lee Memorial Park
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 14, 2002 - Eleanor L. Carleton, 84 a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1975 passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers. Eleanor was born February 14, 1917 in Miami to the late William and Louise (Schneider) Lunham. She cherished her many friendships with the ladies of the Lehigh Acres Duplicate Bridge Club. Eleanor was a member of St. Anselm Episcopal Church. She was preceded by her husband John in 1992 and a brother Harold Lunham. Eleanor is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Bruce and Kathy Carleton, Syosset, NY and two granddaughters: Lauren and Leslie Carleton. Friends will be received TODAY from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Memorial Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres where services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Don Janes officiating. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements by Farley Memorial Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 29, 2010 - Connie Carlsen, 71, of Fort Myers, FL passed away March 24, 2010. Born on June 14, 1938 to Elvin and Ella Jones, she was a lifelong resident of Fort Myers, later married Fred Carlsen in 1956 and celebrated over 38 years of marriage before his passing in 1995. She was a lifelong active member of the Tice United Methodist Church and her true loves were her family, her church and gardening.She is survived by her sons: David (Lorie) Carlsen and Stephen (Darcy) Carlsen of Fort Myers, FL; Sisters: Janice (Bruce) Stritter of Birmingham, AL and Janelle (Steven) Cook of Fort Myers, FL; Brother: Donald (Janet) Jones of Fort Myers, FL; and grandchildren: Brooke, Andrew, Emily and Erick Carlsen; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Alva Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Tice United Methodist Church, 4545 Tice St., Fort Myers, FL 33905. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to Tice United Methodist Church in honor of Connie. Arrangements in care of Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, Fort Myers.
     Fort Myers News-Press, June 22, 1932 - After an illness of more than five weeks, Fred Carlson, of Alva, died yesterday morning at the age of 54 years. He had been living in Florida for the last 18 years. He was born in Norway and had come to the United States 24 years ago. Mr. Carlson is survived by his wife and four children. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church in Alva, conducted by Lawrence Powell, with the Rev. Harvey Harding officiating. Burial will be at the Alva cemetery. The pallbearers will be Clint Bolick, H. S. Parkinson, D. M. Bull, John Handley, I. S. Bickford and J. C. Mollen.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 26, 1936 - Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Carlton, pioneer Lee county citizen, will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street with the Rev. L. H. Sulley of the Punta Gorda Baptist church officiating. The pallbearers will be R. A. Henderson, W. P. Henley, Ben P. King, Harry F. Hendry, Eric Kinzie and R. W. Gilliam. Interment will be at the Hendry family cemetery off Michigan avenue.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 17, 2005 - Cardin Carmack, 83, of Ft. Myers passed away on May 9, 2005. He was born in Hopkinsville, KY. After serving in the US Navy during WWII, he received his Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Kentucky. Following graduation, he worked in Kentucky State government and also in education as a teacher and a principal. Additionally, he worked in the restaurant field as a district manager, VP, and owned his own restaurant, The Palace, in Murray, KY, upon his retirement in 1985 he moved to Cape Coral, FL. Cardin is survived by his half sister Joann Ulsas of Phoenix, AZ, his children; Dale Carmack of California, MD, Abby Clark of Louisville, KY, Mary Carmack of Roseville, CA, Jen Renna of Sonora, CA and Cardin Carmack II of San Jose, CA; his 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl G. Carmack and Lora Cardin of Christian Co., KY and daughter Joie Carmack.Services will be held on Wednesday May 18 at the Chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home at 11:00 AM for interment. Friends and family will be invited for a viewing from 9-11 AM.
    Fort Myers News-press - Floyd N. "Mike" Carmichael, beloved husband, father and friend, passed from this life on May 16, 2006 in the loving company of his family and friends. Mike was born April 16, 1939 and grew up in Maine. He joined the Navy and was training to be a salvage diver when an accident occured that led to his medical retirement. He thoroughly enjoyed being stationed in Key West. He worked many years in underground communications and eventually retired for Brink's Inc. He was an avid sportsman and never met a stranger. He was a man who said what he meant and meant what he said. He was passionate about having his family and friends around him. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, DeAnna Ruth (Morgan) Carmichael, his son Andy (Kathie) Carmichael, daughers Candee Carmichael (Robert Cordes), Sandee (Donald) Pickett, grandchildren Drew Carmichael, Kayla Pickett and Taylor Pickett, brother Robert (Ginny) Carmichael, sisters Louise (Ray) Sylvester, Diana Donahue, Cheryl Carmichael and many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by all. Memorial services to be held at Buckingham Community Center on Tuesday, May 23 at 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301. 877-426-2838 ext. 3302 Cremation by Horizon Funeral Home and Cremation Center
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 2011 - James Joseph Carpenter, 95, passed away July 29, 2011. He was born November 5, 1915 in Alton, Illinois to the late Joseph and Mary Carpenter. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Louise Carpenter. He and his wife had moved to Lee County in 1978 from Louisville, Kentucky. They were members at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. There will be a Funeral Mass on Tuesday 1:00PM at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Thursday at 1:00PM. Arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com

      Fort Myers News-Press, August 26, 2012 - Charlotta Wiles Carper 78 native of Sanibel died Sunday August 26 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She worked at Bailey's General Store and drove a school bus on Sanibel. Former owner of Timmy's Nook on Captiva.She is survived by her husband of 56 years Ken, son Stephen Carper of California, daughter Gail Day of Fort Myers, 2 grandsons Adam Montgomery, Ryan Bailey, and 1 granddaughter Tiffany Carper, 2 great grandsons Luke and Joel.There will be no services per her wishes.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 25, 2007 - Clarence E. Carr, 96, of Cape Coral, FL passed away June 23, 2007. He was born July 20, 1910 in Baltimore, MD the son of Albert and Lizzie (Tracey) Carr. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife of 73 years, M. Louise Carr of Cape Coral, FL, 3 children Robert Carr of Baltimore, MD, Norma (Carl) Myers of Cape Coral, FL, Carolyn (Victor) DeRuggiero of St. Petersburg, FL, 3 grandchildren, Joseph Carr, Bonni Clark, and Laura Houk, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 1 grandson Vincent DeRuggiero and 1 daughter-in-law Joanna Carr. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-6 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 2 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904. (239) 542-3161 
     Fort Myers News-Press, January 15, 2012 - Margaret Louise Carr, 98 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on January 13, 2012. She was born on July 26, 1913 to her parents William and Bessie (Crowther) Fishpaw in Carroll County, Maryland. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Clarence; grandson Vincent Deruggiero; daughter-in-law Joanna Carr (Armetta); and her parents. Survived by her son Robert Carr of Parkville, MD; daughters Norma (Carl) Myers of Cape Coral and Carolyn (Victor) Deruggiero of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren Joseph Carr, Bonni Clark, and Laura Houk; 9 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 17, 2012 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral beginning at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am. Interment will follow at the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit www.fullermetz .com to leave a condolence to the family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 11, 1995 - Rebekah Sue Carr, age 31, of Ft. Myers, passed away Feb. 8, 2005 in Ft. Myers. She was born Dec. 3, 1973 in Homer, LA to Johnny Robert Carr and Rebecca Sue Danforth Carr. Survivors include her children; Jacob Carr, Alyssa Carr and Michaela Wilson all of Lehigh Acres, parents; Rebecca and David Strong of Lehigh Acres, brother, Johnny Carr, Jr., of Lehigh Acres and sisters; Anna Carr of Ft. Myers and Naomi Carr of Lehigh Acres,maternal grandmother; Betty J. Danforth of Homer, LA and aunt Beverly Bridwell of Minden, LA. Funeral services will be Sat., Feb. 12, 2005, 10:00 AM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Ft. Myers with Rev. Jerome Scars officiating. Interment will follow at Alva Cemetery.
    Anderson-Patterson Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, FL - Nicky Carrasquillo, Age 79, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. She was born on December 23, 1932 in Moca, Puerto Rico, the beautiful daughter of Josefa (Garcia) and Alfonso Valentin. She is predeceased by her husband Antonio Carrasquillo but leaves to cherish her loving memory her children Otilio Velez, William Velez and Marilyn Irizarry; her brothers Jose Colon, Fauto Valentin, Agapito Valentin, Mario Rivera, Alfredo Rodriguez and Nelson Rivera; her sister Stella Colon; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. A Visitation will be conducted on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Chapel at Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33916, (239) 694-4121. Nicky will be laid to rest at 12:00 Noon the following day, Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida. Those who wish to extend condolences to the family at this difficult time are urged to visit Nicky's memorial webpage at www.andersonpatterson.com and sign the guestbook.
      Fort Myers News-Press, September. 9, 1929 - Curtis Carraway Dies From Shot Fired By Townsend--Gambling was the indirect cause of the death Sunday morning of Curtis Carraway, 20, of Fleda, who was shot by his brother-in-law, Assa Townsend after the latter had been attacked by young Carraway and several companions as a protest against the breaking up of their game. Townsend was not arrested and his act was defined as "justifiable homicide" by a coroner's jury from LaBelle which investigaged the case Sunday afternoon...Funeral services for Carraway will be held in Buckingham today where burial will take place this afternoon. W. L. Englehardt's hearse transported the body from Felda to Buckingham. Both Carraway and Townsend come for well known families in the Felda section where they have large trucking interests. Carraway is survived by a wife and his father, S. S. Carraway.
      Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, March 21, 1963 - Eva M. Carraway, 79, a resident of Tice for the past 60 years, died at her home on Tice Street yesterday morning. Surviving are three sons, Arthur (Dutch) Carraway, Carl Carraway and Winston Carraway, Fort Myers; four daughters, Mrs. Lasstress Hougue, Mrs. B. D. (Gladys) Farabee, Mrs. D. E. (Thelma) Nelson, Mrs. H. L. (Carmen) Byers, Fort Myers, 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Wally Metts officiating, Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, November 16, 1973 - Rosa Mae Burris Carraway, 57, of 360 W. Buell Dr. died Thursday. A native of Nocatee, she had lived in Fort Myers all her life. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Agnes Fuller, Mrs. Betty Raulerson and Mrs. Bonnie Middleton, all of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. Isora Padilla of Fort Myers; a brother, Jessie Burnham of W. Palm Beach; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Roberts, Dan Middleton, Charlie Smith, Tom Langford, Frank Johnson, Bascom Lamb, and Garland Roberts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.
     Fort Myers News-Press, December 12, 2010 - Wilma (Givens) Carraway, 84, went to be with her lord and savior on December 9, 2010, after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 28, 1926 to Frank and Georgie Givens, in Palmetto, Florida. She was a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County. And her church letter remains with The First Baptist Church of Nocatee, Florida. She married Rufus Lambers Carraway, Jr on January 29, 1947. They were married for 48 years. She was an incredibly wonderful mother and her passing will leave an emptiness in our hearts forever. For those of you who didn't know her that well, let's just say that she was a mess. Surviving are her children, Iris Shellhorn, Shirley Betz, Hazel, Barbara, Rufus (Tristen) Carraway. And two very special daughters, Nina Mason and Debbie Grenfell. Grandchildren, Rick (Holly) Shellhorn, David (Kim), Chris (Tonia), Eric (Arianne), Shawn, Jenna (Ernst) and Sandy Carraway. Matt (Katy) Betz, Ashley and Brett Strickland, Jenna and Alex Steele. Great Grandchildren, Justin and Jada Shellhorn, Jackson Wayne Desimont, Cecily, Colton, Katy, Tayler Carraway. Brothers, Paul, Franklin (Bobbie), Leroy (Madeline), David (Janet) McElveen. Sisters, Ann McFadden and Jeanette Sparks. And many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death, were her husband, Rufus Lambers Carraway, Jr., Son, Wayne Carraway and Son-in-law, Gary Betz. The family will receive loved ones and friends, Wednesday, December 15, from 11am to 1pm at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL, Burial will follow at Calvary Gardens Cemetery, Michigan Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, March 12, 1973 - Winston Carraway, 55, of 361 W. Buell, Siesta Trailer Park, died unexpectedly Sunday in Okeechobee. He was a native and life-long resident of Lee County and was a veteran of World War II. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
     Fort Myers News-Press November 27, 2008 - Joseph Ernest Carriere, Sr., 92, of Fort Myers, Florida, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2008. He was born on April 5, 1916 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the son of the late Lea Marie and Joseph Louis Napolean Carriere. He was the oldest of 5 siblings.He was a Technician Fourth Grade in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He served as Basic Field Artillery, Clerk Typist, Finance Typist Clerk, and Commissary Steward with 22 months in European theatre of operations. He and his family moved to Florida in 1969 where he worked as a Real Estate Broker, retiring in 1976. Mr. Carriere was a lifetime member of The American Legion, Post 0038.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth L. Carriere; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ann and Richard Dupuis of Massachusetts; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Scott and Paul Lewis of Maine; daughter, Jean Barber of Wisconsin; son, Joseph Earnest Carriere, Jr. of Florida; and daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Lea and Mark Tiner of Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacqueline Burdick; Jennifer Juras; Candice Barber; Ashley Breitzman; Courtney Barber; Luke Tiner; Hollie Tiner; Rebekah Tiner; and his great-grandchildren, Cassandra Os, Brianna Burdick, Christina Burdick, David Barber and Daniel Barber. His sister, Jeannette Marie Kelly; sister-in-law, Ruth Carriere; and several nieces and nephews also survive him.His son, Joseph Robert Carriere; sister, Vivian Pelletier; and brothers Robert and George Carriere precede Mr. Carriere in death. Joseph will be buried in Alva, Florida at the Alva Cemetery. There will be a private family service held at a later date. We are very grateful to Hope Hospice for the loving care they have given our family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.

Fort Myers Tropical News, September. 4, 1930 - The body of Santiago Carballo Carrillo, young Cuban sailor who died yesterday aboard the fishing smack Manuel Sisto, off Sanibel, was brought to Fort Myers yesterday aboard a government revenue cutter. It was removed to the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home pending instructions from relatives in Havana. No details regarding the Cuban's death are known. The revenue cutter reported that it ran alongside the fishing boat after it had displayed a distress signal. Sheriff F. B. Tippins is expected to interview Capt. Francisco Carrillo, master of the boat and brother of the sailor, today.
     Caloosa Belle, February 21, 2008 - Fred Carrington, 85, of Branford died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 in The Haven Hospice Suwnnee Valley Care Center, Lake City. The Earlham, Iowa native moved to Branford 18 years ago from LaBelle. Mr. Carrington was born on Dec. 11, 1922. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army/Air Corp. He was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church, Branford.Mr. Carrington is survived by his wife, Velma E. Carrington; three daughters, Joyce Carrington, Newberry, Deborah Rand, Hollywood, and Melodie Parrino, Branford; one son, Michael Carrington, Ft. Myers; one step daughter, Caroline Hill, Branford; three step sons, Greg Sutton, LaBelle, Robert Tyler and Nath Veal of Branford; two sisters, Clarice Ohs, CA., and Norma Lary, Des Moines, IA.; three brothers, Warren Carrington, AZ., Curtis Carrington and Keith Carrington both of Des Moines, IA.; 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Akin Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Interment followed in the Ft. Denaud Cemetary, LaBelle. All arrangements were under the direction of the Daniels Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Branford, Fl.
      Fort Myers News-Press, August 3, 2005 - Eloisa Carrizales, our beloved mother, went to her eternal rest with Jesus on July 23, 2005, after courageously battling Lupus for over 20 years. Imagine the added joy in heaven when she "stepped across". As a loving Mother and devoted Grandmother, Eloisa insisted on placing the needs of others before her own. The lives of those who truly knew her have been forever changed by her infectious zeal for living and giving to others. "God looked upon His garden and saw an empty place, He then looked upon His earth and saw your loving face. He saw your path was difficult and closed your weary eyes, He whispered "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you on the day God called you Home." Eloisa was buried on July 29, 2005 at Lee Memorial Park, after a Funeral Mass at Jesus the Worker Catholic Church, and Visitation at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Sorely missed by her children Manuel Jr., Mary, Eloise, Jessie, Joe, Gilbert, Diana, and Frank. Survived by 24 Grand children, 7 Great Children, and 10 brothers and sisters.
    Fort Myers News Press, July 14, 2006 -  J W Carrington, 83, passed away on July 13, 2006. He was born and lived in Nashville, TN until moving to Fort Myers, FL in 1956. Being a general contractor and owner of Carrington Construction for 30 years, he was past president of Lee Building Industry Assoc. Also was a Lee County auxiliary deputy sheriff, Boy Scout leader and served as president and board member of the Edison Pageant of Light and stadium show fireworks coordinator for 30 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Wilmoth of 59 years, his children Gary (Charlotte) Cook, Joe (Nancy) Carrington, Teresa (Ted) McCool. He also leaves 10 grandchildren & 16 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday 2-4:00 Funeral services Monday at 1:00 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Alice Porter Carroll, 95, of Port Charlotte, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home.

     Fort Myers News-Press, June 9, 2013 - Kathy (Damico) Carroll, 68, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away on Monday, June 3rd, 2013. She was born to the late Thomas and Olga Damico on August 5th, 1944 in Warren, OH. Kathy attended Ft. Myers High School and retired as an employee of Lee County. She married Jim Carroll in 1975 and resided in Cape Coral, FL. Together they operated several small businesses before permanent retirement to enjoy their time with family and friends in Florida and at their home in Flat Rock, NC. Affectionately known as "Granny" to her family, Kathy was an artist, an animal lover and a friend to all. She never met a stranger and enjoyed getting to know someone new. Touring the NC mountains, enjoying the wildlife in their own back yard and sprucing up the flower beds was her idea of a perfect day. Kathy is survived by her husband and four children - Tina Rahme-Carroll Conner (Tom); James Carroll (Debra Jarvis); Michael Carroll (Margaret); Patti Carroll Gittleman (Anthony MonteFerario); six granchildren (Alexandria, Alicia, James III, Caitlin, William, Brooke); great-grandchild (Anthony); and brothers Thomas Damico, Jr., Gary Swaney. She is preceded in death by her parents; son Steven Carroll; granddaughter Kasey Jo Wickliff; sister Dormalee Draper.The family will host a Celebration of Life, Saturday, June 15th at the Community Hall of Whispering Pines Condominiums, SW Pine Ln, in Cape Coral, FL. Please join them from 2:00 - 4:00 to share your favorite memories of Kathy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma  Society.
    The Herald Bulletin Online, January 14, 2013 - Thelma Juanita Carroll, 93, Moore Haven, passed away Jan. 10, 2013, in Clewiston. She was born May 24, 1919, in Anderson, Ind., to the late Charles and Iva Frances (Utt) Johnson. She worked for General Motors for 30 years retiring in 1977. Survivors include nieces and nephew, Linda Ball of Moore Haven, Fla., Joe Lakey, Diane Van Buskirk, and several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, with Pastor John Booher officiating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. You may view the online obituary, light a candle and leave your condolence for the Carroll family at http://www.akin-davis.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 27, 2011 - Dorothy May Carrothers of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on September 22, 2011. She was born in Chicago, IL on May 17, 1927 to Alrick and Anna (Olsson) Bergman. Dorothy met and married her "Navy man" Bill, in Chicago and moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1946. She was very active in her children's school life, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Employment Services after 23 years. For many years, Dorothy was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio. After retiring to Fort Myers, Florida in 1988, she became a member of Lamb of God Lutheran Church. Living at Royal Woods, she enjoyed swimming, biking and attending the social events. She was an active member of the Ladies of the Elks in Bonita Springs. She loved the beach and traveling, including special trips to Sweden, Norway, Alaska and Hawaii. She was also an enthusiastic fan of sports, from little league to major league… "GO CUBS GO!!!" Surviving are her children, Peggy (Larry) Krontz of Fort Myers, FL, Irene (Edward) Jacobs of Toledo, OH, and Steven (Cheryl) Carrothers of Sylvania, OH; grandchildren, Kevin (Samantha) Krontz, Erik Krontz, Jason Jacobs, Ryan Jacobs, Heather Jacobs, and Erin (Bryan) Foster; great-grandchildren, Casey, Capri and Logan; Twin brother, Donald (Ruth) Bergman of Homewood, IL; sister-in-law, Cindy Carrothers of Toledo, OH, and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in Death by her husband of 58 years, William "Bill" Carrothers, brother-in-law, Ted Carrothers, and infant grandson, Nicholas Todd Carrothers. A private service will be held on September 28, 2011 with interment at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Fort Myers, Florida or Glenwood Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH.

Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, May 15, 1953 - Mrs. Elmar Carson, 66, a resident of Immokalee for the past 25 years, died at Fort Myers Thursday morning. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Immokalee and the Eastern Star lodge. Surviving are her husband M. Carson, Immokalee; three sons, Sam N. Carson, Tampa, Myraul Carson of Miami, Phelps Carson of Miami; sister, Mrs. Susan Booth, LaBelle; brother Beard Lastinger, of Tampa. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at Immokalee Friday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Oscar Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Immokalee Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home in charge. The Eastern Star Lodge will have services at the cemetery.
    Fort Myers Herald, July 31, 1969 - Frank G. Carson Dies at 62; Helped to gain Edison Home Frank G. Son Carson 62, descendant of a Fort Myers pioneer family, died Tuesday at 9 P.M. at his home at 1675 Menlo Road. He had suffered from a heart ailment for some time. Active in civic projects, Carson was on the committee which persuaded Mrs. Thomas A. Edison to deed the Edison estate to the city in 1947. The Edison Estate opened to the public as a museum and Carson served continuously on the board of directors since 1947. The same year he was president of the 10th annual Edison Pageant of Light. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with Fathers C.A. Comfort and Thomas Madden officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Homer T. Welch Jr., George T. Mann, James M. Hill III, Nelson M. Hough, Donald Bass and John L. Grady. Honorary pallbearers will be the Edison Estate boardmembers and Robert Halgrim, curator. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made ot St. Lukes Episcopal Church. Visiting hours today are from 9am to 9pm at Engelhardt Funeral Home. Born in Fort Myers November 9, 1906, Carson was a descendant of the Gerald and Carson families. His father, Frank Carson, was a cattleman who came to Fort Myers as one of the early settlers. Carson attended grade school at Gwynne Institute and then went to Riverside Military Acaemy in Gainesville, Georgia for High School and College. In 1913 he was named Lee County's most popular boy at the opening of the Lee County Bank. Carson married Adelaide Guffey in 1927 in Tampa and they returned to Fort Myers to make their home. He became a member of the Elks, Kiwanis, the Florida Nurseryman's Association and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He was doing Landscaping commercially at the time of his death. During Hurricane Donna in 1960, Carson was chairman of the Red Cross disaster committee and afterwards was named the person of the most service to his community by the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, daughters, Mrs. H. E. Whitehead of Dunedin, Florida and Mrs. Donald Devore of Greensboro, North Carolina; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Vesper of Fort Myers; two granddaughters, Wales and Whitney Whitehead; and two grandsons, Matthew and Mark DeVore.
    Fort Myers Tropical News, Tues., March 3, 1931 - Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia A. Carson, 85-year-old Lee county pioneer, who died early Sunday morning in the Lee Memorial hospital, will be held at 10:30 am today in the First Methodist church. The Rev. G. S. Roberts and the Rev. O. A. Thrower will conduct the ceremony. Pallbearers announced yesterday are Edgar Blount, Nate Blount, James E. Hendry, C. L. Starnes, Tom Evans and Capt. George Kinzie. Burial in the Fort Myers Cemetery will follow the church services. Mrs. Carson was born in Fort Meade, moving to Lee county more than 50 years ago. She was the wife of the late Robert Carson, former Methodist preacher and the great aunt of Gov. Doyle E. Carlton. She is survived by nine children, Kennedy Carson of Fort Myers, Marvin and Adolphus Carson of Immokalee, Sam Carson of LaBelle, Mrs. J. W. Medlock of Jacksonville, Mrs. Flora Gilbert, Plant City, Mrs. Walter Weekly of Atlapalgus, Ga., Mrs. Sam Carlton, Plant city and Mrs. Florence Wilson, Tampa. The Lawrence A. Powell funeral home has charge of the body.
    Brister Funeral Home, April 2013 - Junaita Marr Carson was called to the Lord April 21, 2013 surround by her family. Surviors include two sons: Kenneth and Dennis Carson, one daughter: Patricia Moore, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceaded in death by her husband Orlo Lelon Carson 2007, and son Lynwood Carson 1980.A graveside service will be held Monday April 29,2013 at 2pm. Burial will be at the Baptist Cemetery, 801 North Street, Immokalee, Florida.
     NewsZapFl, July 5, 2007 - Mr. Orlo Lelon Carson, 94, passed away June 24, 2007, in Naples. Mr. Carson leaves behind to mourn his loss, his devoted and beloved wife, Juanita Marr Carson; sons: Kenneth and Dennis Carson; daughter: Patricia Moore; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild along with extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son Lynwood Carson 1980. Also preceding him in death were his son-in-law and daughter-in-law. Mr. Carson was born in Immokalee on October 27, 1912. He graduated from LaBelle High School where he was Valedictorian of his class. He worked 38 years in the Railroad Industry, most recently for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad where he was the Station Master. Services will be Thursday, June 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Immokalee.  Care was entrusted to Brister Funeral Home in Immokalee.
  Sam Carson
    
Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 2014 - Allan J. Carta of Cape Coral, Fl died on August 23, 2013 at the age of 79. Formerly of Hillsdale, NJ he was employed as a County Detective with the Bergen County Prosecutors Office and retired in 1986. He was a Army veteran and a member of the NJ State PBA local 221, Police Association of Cape Coral, the Elks Lodge 2596, American Legion Post 90 and FOP Lodge #33 in Cape Coral. He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor M. Carta. She died on November 19, 2011. A memorial Mass will be held for both of them on Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Cape Coral at 10:30 am. Allan will be inurned at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens alongside Eleanor.
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 22, 2011 - Eleanor M. Carta, 76 (nee Johnson) of Cape Coral and Lake Ariel, PA, (formerly of Hillsdale, NJ) died on Nov. 19, 2011 at Hope Hospice. She was born and attended school in New York City. Eleanor was a dance instructor in ballet and tap. She danced professionally with the Roxyettes. After marriage, she pursued a career in the business field. Upon retirement, as a Sales Administrator with Kratos, Inc., Eleanor and Allan retired to Florida and spent summers in Lake Ariel, PA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Johnson and Stella Schyling and step-father, Victor Schylling. Eleanor will be deeply missed by her husband of 54 years, Allan. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Cape Coral. Inurnment will be at a later date at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press , August 3, 2007 - Carrie Eunice (Rider) Cartee, age 91, of Port Charlotte, passed away August 2, 2007 in Port Charlotte. She was born Jan. 8, 1916 in Griffin, GA to Herbert Alonzo Rider and Carrie Eunice (Reeves) Rider. Carrie was raised in LaBelle and worked as a school teacher in LaBelle. She lived in Delray Beach for many years where she also taught school and was a homemaker. After her husband Wade retired, they moved to Port Charlotte and both attended Grace Presbyterian Church in Arcadia. Survivors include her son: Wade L. Cartee (Janet) of Arcadia, brother: William R. Rider of LaBelle, grandsons: Dustin Cartee (Tiffani) and Brett Cartee, both of North Port, and great-grandson: McKinley Cartee of North Port and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her, husband: Wade McKinley Cartee in 2004. Funeral services will be Sat. August 4, 2007, 11:00 am at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend Sammy Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Saturday starting 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 10548 S.W. County Road 769, Arcadia, FL 34269.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 30, 2013 - Glenn C. Cartee, 70 years of age of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Mr. Cartee was born September 27, 1942 in Lumberton, Mississippi, a son of the late Glenn Cartee and Iva Jeroleen Davis Cartee.Glenn retired on 1996 from the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice after 20 years of service as an Intake Counselor. He proudly and faithfully served his country and was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army. He had resided in Florida for the past 30 years coming from Mississippi. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 18 years, LaVelle Cartee of Lehigh Acres, Florida; his daughter, Reisha (Robert) Ward V of Rogers, Arkansas and his grandson, Robert Ward VI of Rogers, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907, 239-936-0555. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Military Honors. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
  Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 1999 - Anna Geneva Dupree Carter, wife of Henry E Carter, died February 3, 1999 at Fort Myers, Fl. Mrs. Carter was born in Immokalee, FL on Novermber 15, 1922, the daughter of Grover and Josephine Dupree. She is survived by her children, Donald and James Carter and Marion L. Melvin, as well as her siblings, Homer, Junior and Clyde DuPree, and Phoebe Bradshaw. Burial at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers,Florida. 
    The Fort Myers Press, January 15, 1930 - Funeral services for Dr. Benjamin F. Carter, who died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Judge and Mrs. L. Y. Redwine, in Valencia Terrace yesterday afternoon at the age of 77, will be held from the First Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. G. S. Roberts officiating. Dr. Carter was born at West Liberty, Kentucky on March 4, 1852. In 1872 he was graduated from the College of Medicine at Louisville and received a second degree from the same college in 1876. He practiced medicine in West Liberty for 52 years. In 1878 he married Miss Nettie Filson at Maysville, Kentucky. Dr. Carter is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Redwine and D. S. F. Carter of Pahokee, Fla. Two grandchildren, Marven and Frank Carter of Fort Myers, also survive him. Ben Perry of the Perry Lumber company in the East End is a first cousin. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Knights of Pythias and Royal Arch Masons. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the undertaking firm of L. W. Engelhardt.
     Naples News, November 12, 1995 - Dorotha J Carter of Naples, Florida, was born December 22, 1912 and died November 10, 1995. Burial at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers,Florida.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 12, 1937 - Miss Helen Carter, 15-year-old daughter of County Commissioner and Mrs. Joe Carter of Estero, died last night at Lee Memorial hospital from complications following a tonsil-adenoid operation Tuesday morning. Death came somewhat unexpectedly after examinations yesterday showed apparent recovery from effects of the operation. The Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-ments which will be announced later. Miss Carter, student at the Fort Myers high school, is survived in addition to her parents by four brothers, Joe W., Murle, Nick and Julian; two sisters, Mrs. Tony Alverus and Miss Josephine Carter.
    Fort Myers News-Press August 29, 2008 - Henry "Jack" Jackson Carter, 75, a third generation resident of Lee County passed away Tuesday August 26th in Pocola, OK. He grew up in Fort Myers and was the son of the late Henry & Estelle Carter.Jack is survived by his wife Alice, six children; Perry (Sharon) of Howe, OK, Susan (Tom) Whitmore of Arcadia, FL, Randy of Mena, AR, Donald (Amy) Cape May, NJ, Jerry (Karen) Fort Smith, AR, Calvin (Monica) Nickolasville, KY, eighteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.Jack's family will receive friends 11am to 1pm Saturday August 30th at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers with a graveside funeral service to follow at 2pm at the Buckingham Cemetery.www.harvey-engelhardt-metz funeral home & crematory.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, February 20, 1966 - Murl Carter, 55, of 3727 Bell St., a lifelong resident of Fort Myers, died here Saturday. He was a graduate of the Fort Myers High School with active service in World War II. He was a line foreman for the Florida Power & Light Corp. with employment tenure of over 35 years. He was a member of the Elks Club and the Fort Myers Rod and Gun Club.Survivors in addition to his wife, Mrs. Dorothy J. Carter, are his mother, Mrs. Joseph W. Carter of Bonita Springs; three brothers, J. W., Nick and Julius Carter, all of Fort Myers; two sisters, Mrs. Tony Alvarez of Fort Myers and Mrs. Kenneth Hogue of Bonita Springs. Funeral service has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Harvey Funeral Home with the Rev. F. S. Anderson, pastor, Riverside Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Fort Myers Lodge #1288 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks in charge of graveside honors.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 12, 1942 - Mrs. Sarah Carter, age 98, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floye I. Sanders on Edison Avenue, following a long illness.  The body will be sent this morning on the Coast Line to Columbus, Kas., by Lawrence A. Powell, Inc.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 24, 1948 - Sidney Carter, 84, died at her home at Buckingham yesterday afternoon. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Carson, Mrs. Ellen Hawk, Mrs. Cora Hughes of Fort Myers and Mrs. Ruth Jones of Ft. Pierce, three sons, Henry, Joe and Hardy Carter, Fort Myers. Mrs. Carter has made her home in Lee County all her life. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the graveside in the Buckingham cemetery with the Rev. Guy Owens officiating. Pallbearers will be D. T. Farabee, Glenn Gibson, Gus Lunquist, B. B. Crews, Harry Lewis and James Vickers, Lawrence A. Powell in charge of arrangements.
      Fort Myers News-Press, June 24, 1932 - Funeral services for Ernestine Cartright, one-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Cartright, were held yesterday afternoon at the Buckingham cemetery. The infant died early yesterday morning at the home, 1302 Broadway. Lawrence A. Powell had charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers Newes-Press, May 6, 2008 - Our beloved mother, grandmother, wife, and friend lost her battle on May 1, 2008. Sandra Lee M. Carulli resided in Fort Myers, FL for 27 years after moving here from Syracuse, New York. After being a full time mom, Sandy was employed as a secretary for DCF and Assoc. and Bruce L. Scheiner locally. Sandy enjoyed cooking, crafts, and spending time with her friends and family. Sandy's memory lives on in her husband of forty years, Frank Carulli, and in her children Anthony Carulli of N. Fort Myers, Shari Abrams of Lehigh Acres, and grandchildren Jade, Michael, and Tyler. As well as in her sister by choice, Arlene Carey, her husband Robert Carey, God Daughter Meagan Carey, brother-in-law Michael Carulli and his wife Ruth Carulli, and numerous other friends that were blessed with her love and devotion for so many years. A memorial for Sandy will be held on Thursday, May 8th, at Anderson Funeral Home in Fort Myers from 5-6:00 pm, with a private burial subsequently at Lee Memorial Park in Fort Myers.
       Fort Myers News Press, December 2, 2008 - Barbara C. Caruso, of Fort Myers, FL passed away November 30, 2008. She was the devoted wife of the late Henry Caruso. She was the loving mother of Mary Ann Di Girolamo, Camille (John) Sandrock, Michele Azevedo, adoring grandmother of Lisa Marie Di Girolamo, Michael Di Girolamo, Jason (Lisa) Farnham, Justin Azevedo, great-grand child Raina-Lucia Di Girolamo, sisters Anna Tesoriere and Celia Lopopolo. She was preceded in death by brothers Paul, Tony, and Louis Mandano. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday December 4, 2008 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church Iona Rd. in Fort Myers. Private family interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements by Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341.
    Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL- JoAnne Carver, age 79, of Clewiston, passed away March 12, 2014 in Clewiston. She was born Dec. 14, 1934 in Asheville, NC, to the late Louis E. and the late Mary A. (Rogers) Joyner. She is survived by sons: Johnny A. Carver, James Carver, daughters: Jackie Pullen, Judy Proctor, Jody Guzman, Mary Whitacre, brothers: Richard Joyner, Ronald Joyner, sister: Margaret Biddix, twenty three grandchildren, sixty two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Carver and daughter Julie Sparks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven with Pastor Troy Ezell officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 06:00-08:00pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
    Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL - Johnny Carver, age 78, of Moore Haven, passed away December 3, 2012 at Hendry Regional Medical Center of natural causes. He was a selfless man who went through life helping others and loving all of his family. He was chivalrous and a true gentleman. We thank him for sharing his life with us. He served his country for 11 years as a United States Marine and was a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 59 years JoAnne; along with 7 children, 23 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 06:00-08:00pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Funeral services with military honors will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
     Fort Myers News-Press November 21, 2008 - Jay Cary, 50, of North Olga, died of a brain aneurysm. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1977 where he played football and baseball. He was the manager of C & C Feed store. He is survived by his two children Callie and Cole Cary, his father and mother Glenn and Linnie Cary, brother G. Keith (Robbi) Cary, nephews Travis, Clark, and Stuart Cary, and his close friend Lisa Peterson. He is also survived by his Uncle Joe (Susan) McClure, Aunt Cleo Miller, cousin Sherri (Mike) Westberry the daughter of his deceased Aunt Edith Welch, along with many other cousins, family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 2466 First Street at 11:00 AM Saturday November 22, 2008 with a reception to follow at the church. There will be a private burial at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 6931 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, or The First United Methodist Church, or The First United Methodist Altar Guild.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 23-25, 2012 – Linnie M Cary, 83, life-long resident of Fort Myers, Fl. passed away, October 19, 2012. Linnie was born in Fort Myers on January 13, 1929 to Orville and Maude McClure. She was preceded in death by her sister, Edith and is survived by her brother, Joe. Linnie graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1948. Linnie was a gentle, kind woman. She loved her family. Linnie was married to Glenn O. Cary for 64 years and enjoyed life with him on their North Olga cattle ranch. She was a loving mother to G. Keith Cary (Robbi) and Jay Cary (deceased) and loving grandmother to her five grandchildren Travis, Clark, Stuart, Callie and Cole. She enjoyed a special relationship with her niece, Sherri Westberry.  Linnie will be missed by many family members, nieces, nephews, and friends. Linnie was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed people. She loved traveling with Glenn to every state in the continental United States in their motor home. She was an active, life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, a vibrant part of their Altar Guild and other ministries. Every Wednesday, for many years, you could find Linnie and Glenn working at the church's thrift store. She was also a member of a women's bridge group and a hospital auxiliary volunteer for many years. Services will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2466 1st Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 with a reception following in the Life Enrichment Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or to Lee Memorial Health System Foundation for the Children's Hospital Capital Campaign in memory of Linnie Cary. (Contributions will be matched dollar for dollar.) 9800 Healthpark Drive Suite 210 Fort Myers Fl. 33908 (239-343-6054).
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 10, 2011 - Donald Henry Case, 82, passed away November 7, 2011.  There will be a visitation on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will begin at 7:00 PM. Interment will be private in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
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    Fort Myers News-Press, February 25, 2007 - Margaret M. Case 88, of N. Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday February 20, a resident for the past 30 years formally of Franklin Square, Long Island. She was a volunteer as a Pink Lady at Cape Coral Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband Howard M. Case Sr. of 59 years. She is survived by sons; Howard (Kristine) Case Jr., and Edward (Susan) Case; daughters; Christine (J. Randall) Case-Magin, and Pamela ( David ) Hyyti; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass 11:00 AM Saturday March 3, 2007 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church. Inurnment will be private at Lee Memorial Park. Memorial Donations to Hope Hospice. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 12, 2008-- Margaret Waldron Case, age 85, of Fort Myers, passed away March 10, 2008 in Fort Myers. She was born Jan. 3, 1923 in Arcadia, FL, the daughter of Robert B. "Turk" and the late Catherine W. Waldron. She, her sister, mother and father moved to Clewiston and later to LaBelle, FL. She moved to Fort Myers in 1950. She and her husband, Harold Carleton Case founded Case Beach Properties Inc., opening an office on Fort Myers Beach, where she was worked as a Real Estate Broker. Later she and Nina Rigby formed Case-Rigby Real Estate on Fort Myers Beach where she continued to selling and renting Real Estate until her retirement. She was a member of The Royal Palm Yacht Club for many years and is a former member of Cypress Lake Country Club. Margaret and her late husband Harold enjoyed many years of summer enjoyment at their Big Bear Pen Mountain home in Highlands, NC and Highlands Falls Country Club, both of which she was a member. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of forty-two years, Harold Carelton Case, her mother and father, son, Hayward D. Cross Jr. and her grandson, Hayward D. Cross III. She is survived by her sons, Robert J. (Bonnie) Cross of LaBelle, Donald H. (Lana) Cross of Old Town, FL, stepdaughter, Carolyn Case Evans of Rock Hill, SC, sister, Virginia M. (Glenn) Hollingsworth of Fort Myers, grandchildren, Kelly J. Byrd, Tracy M. (W.C.) Mills, Margaret "Sissy" (Ronnie) Wherrell and Anita (Langley) Bryant, great-grandchildren, many friends and business associates. Funeral services will be held Thu. March 13, 2008, 11:00 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers with Pastor Bob Williams officiating. Interment at Fort Myers Cemetery will be Private for Family Only. Visitation will be Thursday from 10-11 am prior services at the funeral home. Pallbearers are W.C. Mills Jr., Donald H. Cross, Storm Tyler Powers, Zackery Dewayne Byrd, Robert Ernest Hollingsworth and Walter O. Sheppard. Flowers are appreciated, however Margaret's desire was in lieu of flowers, make a donation to our favorite charity or to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. A memorial service and celebration of Margaret's life will also be held Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. at The Palms, 2674 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 22, 2008 - Amy Beth (Richardson) Caserio, 41, of Cape Coral, died April 21, 2008 in the care of Hope Hospice where she lost her battle with cancer. She was born the daughter of John and Mary Lou (Mignogna) Caserio, October 2, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. She was a Cape Coral High Graduate and received her A.A. from Edison College. Amy befriended all who touched her life from the doctors and nurses who cared for her quadriplegia, to the clerks at the grocery store who helped her shop. She loved her five cats and the many strays that showed up at her doorstep. Even with the difficulties she endured in her life she inspired all with her smile and positive attitude. She was truly blessed. Amy is survived by mom Mary Lou, father John, a sister Laurie (Dennis) Delikat, two brothers Ken (Julie) Caserio and Nick (Denise) Caserio, her soul mate Mark, several nieces and nephews, one great nephew one uncle Carmen, several cousins and so many dear friends. Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday April 24, 2008 in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, with Father John Deary officiating. Burial will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday April 23, 2008 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with prayers being said at 7:00pm in Coral Ridge Funeral Home 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Amy's name to Hope Hospice. The family wishes to thank Hope Hospice for the wonderful dedication and attention to Amy Beth and for their love and concern. 

Fort Myers Tropical News, March 3, 1931 - Marion C. Casey, 31, winter visitor from Abbeyville, Ala., died of a heart attack at 1 o'clock this morning at his home in Russell park. The body will be sent to his Alabama home for burial this afternoon by the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 19, 2005 - Violet Mae Goldie Cason, 96, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, in Live Oak, FL. She was born in Ft. Myers and attended schools in Ft. Myers and Marco Island. Violet lived her entire life within 30 miles of where she was born and raised. She had just recently moved to Live Oak with her son, Bob and his wife, Janet, her companions and caregivers for the past 26 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marion Cason, a marine mechanic, in 1979 and her grandson, Michael Cason in 1993. She was the daughter of Capt. Hugh (Scotty) Goldie, a Scottish sea captain and Ella Rylander of LA. Her maternal grandfather, also a sea captain, moved his family to Lee County in 1896 from LA. From a family of nine children, Violet married James on December 25, 1930. Violet was a seamstress who designed custom draperies, slipcovers and upholstery work for nearly 70 years. In 1976, she moved from Ft. Myers to Naples to live with her only son, Hugh Robert "Bob" Cason. In 2000, she generously designed and created the new window coverings for the Woman's Club of Live Oak where she was often a guest. She was an avid gardener and spent her entire life caring for others and making a difference in the life of every child she raised. Survivors include her son, Bob of Live Oak, sister, Eleanor Wiggins of Ft. Myers, foster daughter, Jewel Edelblut of Woodstock, GA, grandson, David Cason of Live Oak, great-granddaughter, Tanya Cason of Naples, and great-great-granddaughter, Amber Fanfadone of Naples, step grandson, Darrell Davis of Ft. Myers, step granddaughter, Denise (Ernest) Bryant of Avon Park, two step great-grandchildren, four foster grandchildren, several foster great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services and burial will be held on Monday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m., City of Ft. Myers Cemetery. Fuller Funeral Home, East Naples ,417-5000.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 2, 2007 - Virginia Cass, 71, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Fort Myers. She was born in Fort Myers, FL and as a child, resided at the Thomas Edison Estate where her parents, The Andersons were the resident Caretakers for Edison the Home. Her passing is a notable moment in Lee County History. She retired as a medical secretary and her hobbies included: sewing, painting, gardening and cooking.Virginia is survived by her husband of 56 years, William H. Cass, Sr., her sons Reverend Billy Cass, Jr., Fort Myers, FL, Luke Cass, Virginia Beach, VA, her daughters; Teri Taylor, Tallahassee, FL, Beverly Pendley, Mt. Juliet, TN, Barbara Spratlin, Lehigh Acres, FL; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 1 PA in the Community Harvest Worship Center, 55 Orange St., LaBelle, FL. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Eagle's Nest Church of Port Charlotte, 1395 White Cedar Lane, N. Fort Myers, FL 33917.Arrangements are in the care of Anderson Funeral Home of Fort Myers, (239) 694-6121. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 10, 2012 - Virginia “Ginny” (VanCleve) Cassell, Passed away January 17, 2012. Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, and teacher. Born 1931 Roanoke VA and raised in Lynchburg VA. Graduated EC Glass HS Lynchburg, VA, Converse College, SC. and ending with her Master's Degree. Ginny was a lifelong educator in Roanoke, VA and North Fort Myers High School, FL. where she rose to the prestigious position of Dean of Students. She and her husband John moved to Cape Coral, FL.in 1966 where they lived for 42 yrs. raising 2 daughters. They were avid sports fans with season tickets to the Boston Red Sox Spring Training, and regularly attended Miami Dolphin football games. Ginny was also very active as a volunteer coach in many sports and school related activities. After her husband's death in 2008, Ginny moved to Tucson, Az. where she established many new friendships. Preceded in death by parents Charles Ives VanCleve and Kathryn (Hardin) VanCleve Perrow, husband John William Cassell . Survived by daughters Sandra L. Cassell-Glaser, Deborah Anne Cassell-Kelly (Chris) Cape Coral, Fl. stepson John Michael Cassell (Pamela) Salem Va. sister Charlee Hoyt Tucson, Az. grandchildren Stephen M. Glaser (Karla) Chicago,IL. Ben Cassell,Salem VA, Christopher D. Kelly II and Clayton A. Kelly, Cape Coral, Fl. great grandchildren Aidan, Emma, Ava Glaser,Chicago,IL. nephews Dean C. and Jason A. Hoyt, MN. Her internment is at Coral Ridge cemetery in Cape Coral, FL, where she was laid to rest with her husband of 52 years. She is loved by all whose lives she touched and will be dearly missed. Rest in peace as you go with GOD after a life well spent.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 5, 2005 - 1918 was a grand year: Dorothy Voss Casselman was born, and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. The Red Sox would not win it again until the last season before she died, and Mrs. Casselman would not turn out her light until she had watched the final out. Besides the Red Sox, she was a lifelong fan of music and the arts, of needlepoint and Cub Scouts, of old institutions and new social causes. She died peacefully on Monday, March 21st, at the age of 86. She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Carl August Voss, of the Smithfield Congregational Church, at that time the largest church in Pittsburgh. She was by far the youngest of four children, with three older brothers having preceded her by at least thirteen years. All three were quite successful, with her older brother Carl becoming a world-famous theologian. This had the effect, she once recalled, of making her that much more determined as a child. She finished high school ranked second scholastically in Allegheny County, and was, among other things, an accomplished diver before her career was cut short by a back injury. While at Wellesley College (Economics, honors, 1939), she renewed her acquaintance with a young man from Pittsburgh named Robert Crozer Casselman, who was attending MIT. After a romance that lasted several years, they were married by her brother and her father, in the family home in Pittsburgh, in March of 1940. Mr. Casselman went on to become one of the originals at the Polaroid Corporation, and Mrs. Casselman, despite having four children of her own, became extremely busy raising money for the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Within a relatively few years at the hospital, she introduced programs that augmented the Ladies Auxiliary fundraising more than tenfold. She was a lifelong volunteer. She enjoyed longstanding service at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, becoming quite active in several projects, including the Ladies' Committee Tour Guides and Art in Bloom. During her involvement at the Museum, Mr. Casselman was named Associate Director, and they shared many happy years working together. The Casselmans lived most of their married life in Newton, Massachusetts, and summered on Cape Cod in the village of Cataumet. They were also residents of Sanibel Island in Florida, from the mid-70's until Mr. Casselman's passing in 1985. In 1992, while living at Shell Point in Ft. Myers, Florida, Mrs. Casselman happened upon a distant friend, Donald Grissom, at the Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel. It seemed birding was only of the interests they shared, and they were married in 1993. They were inseparable until Mr. Grissom's passing late in 2002.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 14, 1967 - Hugh Gamble Cassels, 91, of Bonita Springs, died yesterday. A native of McIntosh, he had resided in Bonita Springs for the past 20 years, coming frm Venus. Surviving are two sons, James T. Cassels of Arcadia and Kenneth H. Cassels of Bonita Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Clark of Palm Beach and Mrs. Ida Tompkins of Washington, D.C., 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service has been set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Lee Memorial Methodist Church, Bonita Springs, with Rev. Wilbur P. Crowder, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Bonita Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Harvey Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 28, 2008 - Ludwig A. Castlevetro passed away December 25, 2008. Formerly of Bayshore Village, N. Fort Myers, FL. Survivors include, wife Janet of Wildwood, FL, daughter Debbie Reed of Port Charlotte, Ludwig Jr. of Branford, CT, step children, Michele, Denise, John, Darin, grandchildren, Jennifer, Lisa, Kimberly and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife, Marion in 1998. Internment at Coral Ridge Cemetary, Cape Coral, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 10, 1998 - Marion Castlevetro, 69, of Bayshore Village, North Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Hospice House in Fort Myers. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ludwig; daughter, Debbie Porto of Cape Coral; her son, Ludwig, Jr. of Connecticut; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters; and one brother. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, friends, and her little pal, Toby. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers FL 33908, in memory of Marion Castlevetro. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.
     Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, Decatur, IL - Mary Catherine Catlin, 96, of Forsyth, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Fair Havens Christian Home. Mary was born April 12, 1917 in Belfontane, Ohio, the daughter of William and Helen (Wetz) Mucker. She proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a retired school teacher. Mary was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Power Squad Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, needlework, and traveling with her husband. She married Lewis L. Catlin February 7, 1948. Mary leaves behind her beloved husband Lewis, daughters Carolyn Riha and husband Gene, Theresa Luebcke and husband Rich, and Katie Smalley and husband Jeff, son Michael Catlin, ten grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. Mary was reunited in Heaven with her parents, son Harold Catlin, and two brothers. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Khan his nurses and staff especially Michelle Wright, nurses and staff at Fair Havens Christian Home, and the nurses and staff with DMH Hospice. Mass of Christian burial to celebrate Mary’s life will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 3850 Lourdes Dr. Decatur, with Rev. Rick Weltin, Celebrant. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home with a Vigil Prayer Service at 5:30 p.m. Military honors conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard will immediately follow the Mass. Memorials may be directed to Fair Havens Christian Home or DMH Hospice.  The family of Mary Catherine Catlin is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. View the on line obituary, share memories, and send condolences to the family at www.moranandgoebel.com.

Fort Myers News-Press April 14, 2009 Patrick Frederick Causey, 58 died unexpectedly of natural causes in Fort Myers on April 9, 2009. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Causey; three sisters Ann Causey Perra, Nora Causey Butler, and Katherine Causey Green; brother James Frederic Causey. He was pre-deceased by his father George Fairbanks Causey and a brother Daniel Edmond Causey.Born in Crescent City, California, he lived until he was seven in Oregon, followed by a move to Fort Myers, Florida. He loved and spent much time on Captiva and Sanibel, where his grandmother lived. In 1983 Pat moved to Alaska, where he eventually built a cabin in the mountains across from a glacier. In Alaska he fished, hunted, snowmobiled, and was a heavy equipment operator. He was also a member of Glacier View Bible Church.Both in Alaska and Florida he made many friends, whose friendships live on. He missed his family, and periodically traveled to Fort Myers to be with them and to renew old friendships. Pat will be greatly missed.A memorial remembrance of Pat will be held in Naples on Sunday, April 19th, email:nora@norabutler.com for details. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Wasilla Bible Church, 1651 W. Nicola Ave., Wasilla Alaska, 99654.
    Joey David Cavazos, 6 month old son of Armando and Esmeralda (Pequeno) Cavazos, passed away on December 11, 2012 in Saint Petersburg, Florida.  He was born May 28, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Survivors include: Armando and Esmeralda Cavazos, brother: Armando Cavazos, IV, sister: Nevaeh Leigh Cavazos, maternal grandmother: Teresa Pequeno, maternal grandfather: David Pequeno, Sr., paternal Grandfather: Armando Cavazos, Sr; paternal Grandmother: Elisa Cavazos, and several other family members. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am at Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle with Dr. Les Morgan officiating. Interment was in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation was Monday from 6-8 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. Armando and Esmeralda would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the prayers, concern, love, thoughts and cards that they have received during Joey's short life. They are greatly appreciated.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 1 2005-- Marjorie Juanita Cavin, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away Feb. 28, 2005 in LaBelle. She was born March 7, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Herbert W. Bacon and Beatrice Juanita Woverton Beacon. Marjorie was a resident of LaBelle since 1987. Survivors include her husband; Leo J. Cavin, children; Juanita Shirley (Walter) and Cheri Christianson (Darrell), both of LaBelle and William Joseph Cavin (Janet) of Naples, siblings; Herbert Bacon Jr., Byron Bacon and Jean White, all of Minneapolis, MN, Gerry Johnson of Franklin, NC and Beatrice Piersak of Minneapolis, MN, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Beverly Cavin and Bonner Bacon. A private memorial service will be held by the Cavin Family at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
      Fort Myers News-Press, September 15, 2009 - Ernie Graham Caylor, age 65, of Alva, FL, passed away Sunday September 13, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Kathy Caylor as well as his Children David Caylor, Danny (Mandy) Caylor and Jamie (Justin) Bratcher and loving Grandchildren, Kevin, Kery, Dylan, Riley, Daniel and Madelyn.Graveside Services will be held 10Am Thursday September 17th, 2009 in Alva Cemetery.Arrangements by Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services 2701 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, (239) 368-7080.
      In loving memory of Felipi Cazobon, beloved husband, father, grandfather. Felipi Cazobon passed away August 3, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Born January 09, 1926, he is a graduate of Balboa High School,Florida State University with a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Criminology. Felipi worked for the Federal Government in The Panama Canal were he retired in 1980. He moved to Lehigh Acres were he built his home and resided since. Felipi is survived by his wife Alma Cazobon, daughter Jacqueline Lineberger, son-in-law William J. Lineberger, and his grandchildren Melvin, Joshua , Shawn, Jacob. The Funeral is taking place on Saturday August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913. Interment and military honors will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. For information, please call (239)334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 24, 2012 - Ciro Eugene "Gene" Cerra, 88, of Fort Myers, passed away November 22, 2012. He was born August 16, 1924 in Allston, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Albina (Scipione) Cerra. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Rona; daughters, Robin Coles, Harriet Grenier and her husband Michael, Alaina Dempsey and her fiancé Phil, Michele Barney and her husband Joe; sons, Wayne Cerra, Mark Cerra and his wife Marilyn and Barry Cerra and his wife Cynthia; brothers, Joseph Cerra and Ernest Cerra; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Gene came to Lee County in 1991 from Woburn, Massachusetts. He loved to play pool and golf and wood working. He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW, Combat Infantry Association and the Bonita Men's Club. He was also a member of the Southwest Chapter of ABATE. He served our country in the US Army and was in 3 major battles in Germany with the 97th Infantry. He earned a Bronze Star among several other medals. There will be a visitation on Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. Funeral will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 6, 2013 - Robert A Cerrato, 76, passed away on August 31, 2013 with Patricia, his beloved wife of 50 years by his side. He was born in Watertown NY on July 23, 1937, Bob was a graduate of Norwich University and served our country as an officer in the United States Army. Retired from Florida Power and Light, Bob was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and served as an usher. Fondly known as "Papa Great" by his great grandchildren, "Great" was his purpose in life, faithfully and consistently serving God, his family and his country. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Sue Wiles (Don), Cathy Seiple (Patrick), Jan Rhonehouse (Bill) and Patti Hoffmann (Dave), brother, Richard Cerrato (Rita), 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carmen and Mary Cerrato and daughter, Judy Ann Cerrato. Family will receive visitors September 9, 2013 at noon followed by Mass at 1:00PM at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 5632 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers. Interment with military honors will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 23, 2006 - Laura Belle (Elwood) Cesarino, 82 of Fort Myers passed away September 20, 2006. She was born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late James and Mabel Elwood and moved to Fort Myers with her family in 1971. Laura was preceded in death by her husband Vince and her son James. She is survived by her sons Vincent (Shawna) and Rick, both of Fort Myers, two granddaughters; Tina and Pam, one grandson, Vincent IV, and one great grandson Zachary, two brothers Harry and Leonard Elwood and her sister Sandy Elwood. Laura's family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm at the Harvey-Englehardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 pm at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel with burial to follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 3, 1998 - Vincent Cesarino, Jr., 72, of Fort Myers, passed away October 1, 1998. He had been a resident since 1972 formerly of Russellton, PA. Mr. Cesarino is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Laura Cesarino of Fort Myers; three sons: Vincent Cesarino III (Shawna) of Fort Myers, Ricky Lee Cesarino (Susan) of Sarver, PA and James K. Cesarino (Nancy) of North Fort Myers; four grandchildren: Vincent, Pamela, Tina and Kenny and one great-grandson, Zachary. Also surviving are four sisters: Gloria Hlandey (Doc) of Russellton, PA, Antoinette Walters (Bob) of Palm Desert, CA, Velma Rusak of Russellton, PA and Patsy Yoworski (John) of Rural Ridge, PA. Funeral service will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. with Rev. Bob Johnson, officiating. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Sunday 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be the son's and grandson. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 17, 2013 - Thomas E. Ceslok, 70, of Lehigh Acres, Fl passed away on Thursday February 14, 2013. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine who served in the early 1960's; receiving a Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Marksman & Pistol Marksman Badges. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother; and an avid animal lover. He is survived by his children, Pamela Ceslok Bancroft and Gidget Ceslok; grandchildren, Jesse Ceslok, Garrett Ceslok, Travis Ceslok, Blake Rodgers, Candy Collins, Gary Collins, and Bridget Thomas; many great grandchildren; and his sister, Kathy. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913 on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 from 11-1pm, with a graveside service and military honors immediately following at 1:00pm in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. For info, please call (239)334-4880.
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 1, 2013 - Ida V. (Solberg) Chacko-Ostman passed peacefully unto our Lord, October 30, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She was born to the late Clarence and Mabel Solberg, July 30, 1930, in New York City, NY. She married the late Joseph Chacko and they lived together in New Jersey, before relocating to Cape Coral in 1976. Ida owned several restaurants along with her husband, prior to moving to Cape Coral. Once her family was settled, she pursued her next career as a Real Estate Broker. Along with everything else in her life she was very successful in real estate even being named to the Century 21 ten million dollar club. Ida was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She loved to travel especially to her favorite locations in Sweden and Norway. Pre deceased was her daughter June Christine Eldridge. Ida is survived by her 7 children: (Daughters) Joanne (Tom Ries), Donna (Vincent) Meola, Mary Minor, Ida Hudak and Roseanne Chacko. (Sons) William (Sandra) Eldridge and Raymond Eldridge. She is also survived by her loving brother, Franklin (Beverly) Solberg of Lexington, Ky. Along with 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Nov. 3, 2013, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Fuller Metz Funeral Home Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral. A mass of Christian burial will be held Nov. 4, 2013 at 10 am at St Andrew Catholic Church with burial immediately following at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visit www.fullermetz.com to view Ida’s Life Tribute video and to leave a condolence for the family. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 29, 2005 - Robert David Chalker, 86, of Lehigh Acres passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Lehigh Regional Medical Center under the care of Hope Hospice. "Bob", as known by family and friends, was born in Warren, OH on October 26, 1918, the first born of 9 children to Mildred P. David and Laurel Ackerson Chalker. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and 3 siblings, Cleo L. Bixler, Mildred E. Dwyer, and Milton A. Chalker. On December 17, 1941, Bob and his sweetheart Alethea Ione Lamb were married. Bob had returned home along with three World War II camp buddies for a special leave as a result of the Pearl Harbor bombing. Bob served his country in South Africa and Italy during the war. He was honorabley dischared in 1945. After returning home from the U.S. Army, Bob settled with his wife in Ravenna, OH returning to work for C.L. Gougler Machine Co. After being diagnosed with MS, Bob retired after 25 years moving to Lehigh Acres, Florida in 1966. Bob quickly became active in the American Legion Post 323 and held the offices of Commander & Historian. As Historian, Bob was instrumental in establishing & in the construction of a Historic Case holding memorabilia donated from other War-Time Members of the Legion. Bob was also well known for participating in the Flag Ceremony on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day. Not only was Bob a life member of the American Legion, but also the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled Veterans Association. In February 1971, Bob and Alethea represented the Citizens of Lehigh Acres in the Edison Pageant Parade of Lights as the 1970 Turkey Frolic King and Queen. Bob had also received several bowling trophies while in OH bowling for C.L. Gougler and additional trophies while bowling on various leagues in FL. With both of his sons, Bob was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America in both OH and FL. Bob was an avid collector of U.S. Postage Stamps, Coins and various types of clocks and wrist watches; but his most favorite collection is the comic series "Marmaduke",. Faithfully clipping the cartoon from the News-Press each day since January 1, 1992. Bob was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church for a good number of years serving in the capacity as deacon and on various committies. During their 63 years of marriage, Bob and Alethea traveled to nearly all of the continental states & Hawaii, Alaska, plus the Caribbean. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by 3 children; Robert David Chalker, Jr. (Ann), of Whistler, AL; Carolyn Ione (aka; Carrie), Chalker-Smith, N. Fort Myers, FL; Paul A. Chalker (Cathy), Ashtabula, OH, 8 grandchildren; Christine I. Kohn (Dale) Semmes, AL; Clinton T. Chalker (Theresa), Whistler, AL; Charie Martin, Whistler, AL; Rober F. Smith, Jr. (Holly) Cape Coral, FL; Christopher L. Smith (Ruby Glover) Hi Hat, KY; Katheryn (Kati) Smith (Jose Calvo) Cape Coral, FL; Jonathan D. Smith, (Emily Beaumont), Fort Myers, FL, and Alison I. Nelson (Paul), Cape Coral, FL; 13 great-grandchildren. Bob is survived by 5 sisters; Norma Murdock, Ravenna, OH; L. June Joiner, The Villages, FL; Joan Barber (Dave), The Villages, FL; Jean Rothemel, Atwater, OH; Joyce Sferra (Tony), The Villages, FL. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church, 60 Bell Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Lee Memorial Park, State Rd. 82, Fort Myers, FL. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 17, 2012 - Margaret C. Chamberlin of Fort Myers went home to be with the Lord April 12, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Louis Chamberlin; Marge was a strong and independent woman who faced her challenges head on. She will be missed by her close friend Alice Cronin. She leaves her brother James Gavin of Dennis, MA. Also survived by two step-sons Doug Chamberlin and Skip Chamberlin and many nieces and nephews . She was a member of the Royal Yacht Club. She was a member of Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society. A celebration of Life for Marge will be held 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 13031 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, with Father David Arle presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church from 6:30 to 7:30 with prayers starting at 7:30 p.m. Entombment will take place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers is assisting the family with these arrangements.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, May 16, 2011 - Celia Rose Chambers, 55, of Cape Coral died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Formerly of Bronx, N.Y., she had resided here for the past 20 years. She was born January 25, 1956, in Jamaica, West Indies, to Osbourne and Doris Chambers. She worked as a secretary for the court system in Fort Myers. She is survived by her mother, Doris; son, Corey; sister, Karlene (Alphonso) Wildman; two brothers, Raymond and Gary; nieces; nephews; cousins; aunt and uncle; and several other family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Osbourne, in 2006, and her sister Normadelle in 1999. Services with Holy Communion will be held Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m., at Church of the Epiphany, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., S. Cape Coral. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions to the Church of the Epiphany.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 28, 1938 - Miss Joan Chambers, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Chambers, died yesterday afternoon at Lee Memorial hospital of pneumonia. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. A. Terrell of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. Robert Lukes of West Alexander, Ohio; a brother, Robert, and her parents. The body will be shipped today to West Alexander for services and interment. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 12, 1999 – Normadelle Marie Chambers, 44, Cape Coral, died Monday, January 10, 1999. Funeral Saturday, January 15, 1999. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 2006 - Osbourne L. Chambers, 79, of Cape Coral died Tuesday afternoon in Cape Coral. He was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica and moved to Cape Coral 17 years ago coming from Bronx, NY. Mr. Chambers was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Raymond Chambers of Mt. Holly, NJ and Gaery Chambers of Mt. Vernon, NY; daughters, Karlene Wildman of Bronx, NY and Celia Chambers of Cape Coral; brother, Luddy Chambers of Apopka, FL; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by daughter, Normadelle Chambers in 1999. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Epiphany Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Stanley Dull officiating. Burial will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, September 8 from 5 PM to 8:00 PM at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 29, 1947 - A school of porpoises was credited yesterday by the sheriff's office with bringing the body of R. C. "Rastus" Chambers to the surface near where he drowned off Pine Island Sunday. Chief Deputy Bryant Baker said the body was recovered about 8 am yesterday when George Long of Punta Gorda, employee of the Two Pines fish house, noticed the school of porpoises rolling and splashing nearby. Long, through his field glasses, could see the fish apparently playing with a body which they deposited on a grass reef. Baker was called after Long had gone out in a boat and recovered the corpse. Baker earlier yesterday had searched the section by air but had been unable to find the body. A coroner's jury yesterday afternoon brought in a verdict of death by accidental drowning. Chambers fell off a fishing boat Sundy afternoon while out with his brother, Bush Chambers, and W. W. Crocker. He sank at once and could not be located although the group searched for some time. The search was continued all that night and part of Monday without success. Members of the jury were Flanders G. Thompson, Charles B. Franklin Jr, Cecil Ford, Vern Jungferman, Troy Springer and and Maurice T. Flynn. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Lawrene A. Powell home by the Rev. E. M. Ellis of the Marsh Avenue Church of God and burial followed at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Chambers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Chambers, his mother, Mrs. Sarah Chambers; daughter, Gloria Jean, a son, James Richard; seven sisters, Mrs.H. C. Jackson of Stephens, GA, Mrs. W. W. Winfrey, Mrs. Momtaree Willingham of Macon, Mrs. E. F. Cowart, Mrs. C. L. Altman, Mrs. Grace Housend of Clearwater and Mrs. Sarah Hudson; three brothers, Bush Chambers, Otis Chambers of Orlando and Guy Chambers of Jacksonville.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 23, 2013 - Lorraine Dorothy (Bensz) Chambly, 87, passed away May 21, 2013. She was born October 2, 1925 to the late Alfred and Helen (Barlow) Bensz in Michigan City, Indiana. In 1945, she married John Chambly of LaPorte, Indiana who preceded her in death January 7, 1993. She is survived by one son, John Alfred Chambly of Fort Myers; one sister, Jean Wolfe of New Port Richey; one brother, Ronald Bensz of Michigan City, Indiana and nephews, Craig, Kevin and Rick Wolfe of Florida also Barry and Rod Bensz of LaPorte, Indiana; and one niece, Jennifer Emery of Gallatin, Tennessee. Lorraine was a realtor in Florida for many years. She enjoyed owning many French Poodles and always named them Suzie. She will be greatly missed by her family. There will be a visitation on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Funeral will begin at 1:00 with entombment to follow also at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida 33907. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 30, 2013 - Dr. Yam Ping Chan, 75, of Fort Myers, peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013. A beloved husband and father, and a skilled and compassionate acupuncturist, Dr. Chan is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mrs. Si Ping Chan. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM with burial to follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
   Fort Myers News-Press, July 15, 1987 - Jay Arliss Chancey, born in Fort Green Springs, Florida on April 20, 1933, died in Fort Myers on July 13, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Hutsuko Chancey, son A J Chancey, and sister Earlene Hobson. He was a Staff Sergeant in the US air Force and served in Korea and Vietnam.  Burial Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 29, 1937 - Mrs. Susan Chancey, 88, of Ona, fla., died at the Lee Mmemorial hospital yesterday after a long illness. She leaves two sons, Robert and Rubin, and six daughters, Miss Alice Chancey, Mrs. Lizzie Dennis, Mrs. Frank Roberts, Mrs. Josephine Murphy and Mrs. Ella Ogden, all of Ona, and Mrs. Ella R. Mason of Fort Myers. she was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the New Zion Church at Ona. The Rev. Joe Mccloud will officiate. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 24, 2014 - Andrew L. Chandler, 93, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014. He was born December 21, 1920 in Marietta, GA and moved to Fort Myers in 1922. He retired in 1964 from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant after 21 years of service. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, member and Past Worshipful Master of Tropical Lodge, #56, F & A.M.; a 33rd. Degree Mason and member of Scottish Rite and a member and past Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star. Mr. Chandler leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 71 years, Bettye Chandler; his children: Barbara Barton of Naples, Jean Hengge and husband, Bruce of North Fort Myers and Glenn Chandler of Gloucester, VA. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers with interment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received Saturday at the church from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 18 1954 - Basil Chandler, age 52, a resident of Immokalee died here Thursday morning. Funeral services will be help Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the graveside at Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by Young-Harvey.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 12, 1950 - Mrs. Ida E. Chandler, a resident of Fort Myers for five years, died yesterday following a short illness. She was a native of Bartow. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. J. D. Hite, Fort Myers; Mrs. W. L. Brantley Sr., Clewiston; Mrs. R. K. Waldron and Mrs. B. Tingstron, West Palm Beach; Mrs. Al Albritton, Okeechobee; Mrs. Ben Patten, White City; and Mrs. Earl Hendry, Fort Myers; five sons, H. L., Miami; N. E., Clewiston; H. C., Ft. Lauderdale; Charles, Clewiston; and Hugh, St. Augustine; her father, Noel Ross, Okeechobee, 13 brothers and sisters, 27 grandchidlren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Okeechobee Cemetery Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sidney White officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 31, 2013 - Kira L. Chandler, 8 of Estero, passed away Thursday, March 28th 2013 following a year and 48 day battle with DIPG. She was born November 22, 2004 in Elizabethtown, KY and moved to Estero in 2007. She attended Bonita Springs Charter Elementary School and was a member of Summit Church of Estero. Kira leaves to cherish her memory, her parents: Michael C. and Jamie L. Chandler of Estero; her brother, Blake M. Chandler of Estero; parental grandparents: David and Sherry Chandler of Vine Grove, KY; her , maternal grandmother, Vickie Halcomb of Bonita Springs, FL and her maternal grandfather, Jim Hinders of Groveland, FL. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. With interment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 - 8 PM. Monday, April 1, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Kira Foundation; dedicated to bettering the life of children with cancer. Donations will be accepted by mail at 21172 Palese Dr., Estero, FL 33928 or at  facebook.com/caringforkira. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: http://www.fortmyersmemorial.com/.WE LOVE YOU BABY GIRL!!!!
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 8, 1934 - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chandler died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital. Funeral services, in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, Inc., were held yesterday afternoon at the graveside.

Lake Wales News, October 22, 2005 - Myra Chandley, 103, Dies; 90 Year Resident. A lady who exemplified the meaning of love for family and community for many years, Myra Curtis Chandley, a Lake Wales pioneer, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at the venerable age of 103.Mrs. Chandley came to Lake Wales with her family, including her father, mother and brothers, Lyle and Harvey, in 1914, and attended the first day of school held here, in a school room in the present day Zipprer home on Sessoms Avenue. The Lake Wales city fathers urged her father to move his family here from Winter Haven because three more children were needed to open a public school in town. Her brother Howard and sister Elsie were born in Lake Wales.Born in Echo, Minn., on Dec. 21, 1901, to Samuel Burt Curtis and Elsie Mae Peabody Curtis, Mrs. Chandley attended school in her early years in Lake Wales through her sophomore year. She completed high school at Stetson Academy, a part of Stetson University in DeLand. While there, she won a competition and received an invitation to attend the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. She travelled to Washington, D.C., by train at the age of 15 with a chaperone. In 1918, while attending Stetson, she was afflicted with the Spanish flu, a pandemic which killed thousands of people around the world.She attended summer school at the Universtiy of Florida where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught in a one-room school house at Lake Aurora, east of Lake Wales in the 1920s. She played piano and played accompanying music for the silent movies in the Scenic Theater on Stuart Avenue during that time.She was an active sportwoman in her early years, and played tennis, ran, swam and golfed. She was a member of the Wednesday Bridge Club which met regularly for over 50 years and was the last surviving member.In 1929, she was present for the dedication of the Bok Singing Tower, with a baby daughter in tow. Her husband, Edgar Reason Chandley, was in a group of uniformed American Legion members who helped direct parking and pulled cars out of the soft sand.She and her husband were married on Oct. 10, 1923 at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lake Wales. Mrs. Chandley was a member of the church for more than 90 years and played piano for services in its early years. She was a member of the Whatsoever Sunday School class from her youth into her 90s and taught Sunday school periodically. She was a member of the Missionary Society, which later became a morning circle.Mrs. Chandley's knowledge of the history and people of Lake Wales was legendary. She was called upon on many occasions to give precise first person accounts of events and people. She was dedicated to her family and community and was an active community booster and volunteer well into her 90s. She was instrumental in saving the Heritage Oak in front of the historic city hall, a special spot for her, as she played in that tree before city hall was built on the site.Her volunteering included Junior and Senior Red Cross, Red Cross Gray Lady, Sons of the American Legion, Junior American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, P.T.A., National Honor Society, Key Club, the Lake Wales Public Library, the USO, Bundles for Britain, school bank, chorus, school plays, Lake Wales Hospital Yellow Lady (more than 5000 hours), Rotary Wives and the Democratic Party. She became a member of the DAR on July 4 of this year. She was honored as the Lake Wales Pioneer of the Year for all her dedication to her community in 1986.She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edgar Reason Chandley, in 1984; her son, Edgar (Eddie) Curtis Chandley; a grandson, Walter Dixon Chandley; her brothers, Lyle Curtis, Harvey Curtis and Howard Curtis and her sister, Elsie Mae Curtis Harper.She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Jane Chandley of Atlanta, Ga. and Ann Chandley Cullison of Tallahassee, Fla.; a son, George Dixon "Dick" Chandley, and his wife, Mary Neil Hardman Whitmire Chandley of Lake Wales; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.Services are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend David M. Rockness officiating at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Wales. Burial will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery beside Mrs. Chandley's husband.Those wishing to make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may do so to the Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Gardens Lane, Lake Wales, FL 33853.
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 27, 2011 - Paul Lan Tin Chang, 71 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. He was born on July 24, 1940 in Jiangsu, China to Chang Zee Yu and Chang Chen Lan Jien. He was the proud owner and great chef of several Chinese Restaurants in Dallas Texas and moved to Cape Coral in 2002. Paul is survived by his loving family including his children, Alex and Sheryl Chang of Cape Coral, Lucy Chang and Thomas Lorinczi of Auckland, New Zealand, Johnny and Katie Chang of Dallas, Texas; and his grandchildren, Ethan, Nicole, Hailey and Averly. Paul was preceded in death by his beloved wife and mother of his three children, Teresa Meiling Chang in 2004. Visitation will be on Saturday from 11:30 am until the service at 12 Noon at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with Entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.

  Fort Myers News-Press July 10, 2009 James Forbes Chapin, after a long illness, wherein he battled valiantly against a variety of crises, died at the Manor Care Nursing Home at 5pm Saturday July 4th. He was a musician and author of world renown, being most famous for the creation of a drumming technique known as Independent Coordination, which is now the basis of all modern jazz drumming. He is survived by his long time friend and companion, Gloria Rasmussen, and their poodle, Bailey, originally of England, now of Estero, Florida. There are eight children still surviving of previous marriages, along with a growing number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, most of which are following in the musical tradition of this family patriarch. Manhattan born and bred, Jim lived in Sag Harbor, Long Island for many years and also had a home base in New York City. His last permanent place of residence was Estero, Florida. As a musician, however, Jim travelled extensively all his life, and enjoyed successful and exciting teaching and playing experiences in many towns all over the United States; also Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, the Scandinavian countries, China, Brazil and Russia.With a background of cultural activities and higher education in his family (his father was a widely recognized painter and his mother was a Vassar graduate) it was only natural and expected that Jim would follow in those cultivated and academic footsteps indeed, he entered the College of William and Mary, but after only several semesters, he eschewed the academic pathway and announced his intention to be a drummer. In 1936, therefore, at the World's Fair, the enthusiastic young man found himself playing opposite the great Gene Krupa! From then on, until the final months of his illness, the enthusiasm never diminished for his chosen art.A celebration of Jim's Life will be held for his family and friends at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers on Monday July 13th at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received by the Harry Chapin Food Bank of S. W. Florida. Ms Rasmussen and the Chapin family would like to take this opportunity of thanking the Social Services and involved medical departments of the Lee Memorial Hospital for all their interest in and care of Mr. Chapin. Similar expressions of gratitude must also go to Manor Care, Eagle Ridge Drive, whose administrators and staff made Jim's last weeks on earth as comfortable as possible with their care and compassion.
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 2-4, 2013 - Mrs. Annie Lou Chapman, 98, passed away on February 13, 2013. A Florida native born in Haines City and a longtime resident of Fort Myers, Mrs. Chapman will best be remembered for her unique and dedicated philanthropy. During WW II, Mrs. Chapman was a nurse in Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital where she worked alongside Dr. Bascom Palmer in the pioneering days of cataract surgery. In the late 1930's Mrs. Chapman served as the private nurse to Governor Henry Horner of Illinois. In that capacity she had several conversations with Governor Horner's close friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. Mrs. Chapman's husband, Jules B. Chapman, M.D. (Chappy), who passed in 1991, distinguished himself at the Battle of the Bulge. He had a distinguished ophthalmology career in Florida where Mrs. Chapman served as his nurse. For most of the last two decades, Mrs. Chapman devoted her efforts to humanism in medicine in order to promote :care and understanding in the doctor-patient relationship. To that end, Mrs. Chapman funded several full medical school scholarships at the University of Florida. Mrs. Chapman, together with Dr. Robert Watson, Professor of Neurology and Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs, at the University of Florida medical school, began the Chapman Humanism Society, in memory of Dr. Jules B. Chapman. The Chapman Humanism Society selects and honors senior medical students, residents and faculty members who exemplify the highest standards of humane patient care. The Chapman Humanism Society, housed at the University of Florida, may extend to other medical schools in Florida depending on interest and capacity. Mrs. Chapman will be interred with her husband at the Iwo Jima statue at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Chapman is survived by her niece, Mrs. Mary Boozer of Haines City, her great nephew, Carl S. Boozer, and her great niece, Sharon Boozer Garrett, all of Haines City and many friends and supporters of her charitable works. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jules B. Chapman, M.D. and Annie Lou Chapman Foundation, in care of Investors' Security Trust Company, 12800 University Parkway, Suite 125, Fort Myers, Florida 33907.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 16, 1936 - Judge John Taylor Chapman, 61-year-old attorney, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilson Starnes, and Mr. Starnes at Sunset Place after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Chapman, three sons, J. T., jr., Harry and Thomas, and two daughters, Mrs. Roy S. Dunaway and Mrs. Wilson Starnes. Judge Chapman moved to Fort Myers from Savannah, Ga. His body was taken to the Lawrence A. Powell chapel last night
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2005 - Oscar Thomas "O.T." Chapman passed away March 17, 2005. O.T. was born August 18, 1921 in Whigham, GA to the late Iverson and Ruby (Powell) Chapman. He was the youngest of seven children; and at the age of five his family moved to Sarasota. After graduating from Sarasota High School, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps with tours of duty in Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Efati and the New Heberdes Islands. Following his discharge from the service O.T. came back to Sarasota to work in the family business, the Sarasota Nehi Bottling Company. He married Frances E. Fortson of Bradenton, FL on June 8, 1947. In 1959 he purchased the Royal Crown Bottling Company and the family moved to Fort Myers. Always the gentleman, O.T.'s charming hospitality and culinary delights were guaranteed to leave all who visited his home with full bellies and warm hearts. O.T. was preceded in death by his loving wife Frances and granddaughter Karri. He is survived by three sons: Tom (Kathy) Chapman; Larry (Sandy) Chapman; John (Kathy) Chapman; grandchildren Kristen, Ryan (Erin), Anna (Nick), Ashley, Parker, and Sarah; great grandchildren: Jimmy, Nathan and Addison. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard; where a service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday. interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 21, 2007- Sherrie Lavon Chapman, 51, of Perry, FL passed on Friday, March 16th, at her home in Perry. Mrs. Chapman was a native of Michigan City, IN, residing in Fort Myers until 2005 at which time she made her home in Perry, FL. She was a Administrative Assistant with Martin Electronics in Perry, a Pentecostal, she loved arts and crafts, to sew and make "awesome" quilts and loved to shop, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Survivors include her husband, Garrett Chapman of Perry, two sons, Garrett Chapman Jr. and wife Ivey of Muse, FL, Bobby Chapman of Fort Myers; two daughters, Athena LaMontagne and husband Timothy of Lehigh Acres, FL, Christina Baillageon of Port Smith, NH; one brother "Jimmy" James Wood of Crestview, FL and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 PM, Wednesday, March 21st, at Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements by Beggs Funeral Home, Perry, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Fort Myers News-Press, 6 Nov 2005-- Richard T. Chappelle Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday November 2, 2005. He was born in Fort Myers (Iona) the son of the late Fred and Fredia Chappelle and was predeceased by his wife of 48 years Gloria and his brother John. Richard and Gloria were native pioneers of Fort Myers and Lee County. Richard joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and served his country in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was proud to have been a a tail gunner of "DAUNTLESS" fighter plane. After his service he returned home and to his love of the water. He was the foreman for the Kinzie Brothers Steamer Line. He oversaw the four ferry boats that provided service from Punta Rassa to Sanibel and Captiva Islands prior to the construction of the Sanibel causeway. In 1960 he took employment with U.S. Postal Service. He remained at the local office until his retirement 22 years later. During the 1960's he was one of the founding members of the Iona-McGregor Volunteer Fire Department and served as one of the departments first Volunteer Fire Chiefs. While he had a great love for the old-Florida outdoors, he will be remembered by his children & grandchildren for his strong, quiet, gentlemanly guidance in life. Richard is survived by his children; Jeannie C. Bass and her husband Jim; Fire Chief of Fort Myers, Richard T. Chappelle Jr. and his wife Bonnie; Major Matthew A. Chappelle (retired) of the Fort Myers Police Department and his wife Sherry; John M. Chappelle; Laura Leigh Gray and her husband Matthew, and grandchildren; Jennifer and Jeannie Bass; Eric, Emily, Mollie and Kimberly Chappelle; Melissa, Amanda and Jessica Chappelle and several nieces and nephews and numerous friends. The family receive friends and relatives 2 PM to 5 PM Tuesday and 9 AM to 10 AM Wednesday at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Victor Willis at 10 AM Wednesday with internment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, Nov 3, 2008 Jerry Wayne Chard, 67, of Fort Myers passed away suddenly from heart disease after a long successful battle with cancer. He was born in West Palm Beach, FL and grew up in Fort Myers where he graduated from Fort Myers High School. At Fort Myers High he was a member of the swim team, football team and a member of the FMHS Football Hall of Fame. He attended Georgia Military College on a football scholarship before returning to Fort Myers. He worked many years as a salesman in the construction industry and as a young man served as president of the Fort Myers Junior Chamber of Commerce. Jerry was an avid fisherman and his love of sports led him to coaching little league baseball. The greatest loves in Jerry's life were his children, family, friends and sports. Jerry was preceded in death by his father Warren and is survived by his mother Mildred Chard; a brother Richard; a sister Cathy (Andrew) DeSalvo; his children Brad, Melanie (Xavier) Villarreal, Mark; granddaughter Faith and several nieces and nephews.Jerry's family will receive friends Thursday from 11am to 1pm with a celebration of his life at 1pm conducted at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers. Donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be made on line at: www.harvey-engelhardt-metz funeral home.com
   Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, FL - Eugenie N. Charlestin 84, of Naples passed away September 19, 2013 in Pompano Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 9 AM at the Independent Haitian Church of God 3709 Guilford Rd. Naples, Fl. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery Ft. Myers. Arrangements are being handled by the Hodges-Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres. Condolences may be expressed at www.Farleyfuneral.com.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 27, 2012 - Fred Lamar Chase was born, June 15, 1926, to Belle Sullivan in Plant City, Florida. She pre-deceased him in 1958. He passed away September 24th, 2012 at Barkley Assisted Living in Fort Myers with his family around him.He was married for 62 years to Nadine Bone Chase (the love of his life) who survives him, along with his son Thomas C. Chase, daughter in law, Donna and grandsons, David (Courtney) and Bryant.Fred grew up working on a strawberry farm in Plant City, living most of his life in Plant City and the last five years in the loving care of Barkley Assisted Living in Fort Myers. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plant City. Fred served his Country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy As the chief of intelligence on a heavy cruiser,he fought in the Korean Conflict once staying up for 36 hours, sending and receiving codes to keep track of a Russian sub that entered their zone. After the war, he worked in sales and retail convenience store management. He loved literature, the outdoors and people. Fred was a loving and gentle husband and father. He touched the lives of everyone he met, and was always quick to lift your spirits.

Fort Myers News-Press 2004-11-17 Rose I. Chefneux, 81, Ft. Myers Beach, passed away at home on Monday, November 15, 2004. She was born in Budapest, Hungary, and came to the United States in 1951. She was a bookbinder and printer in Germany and after arriving in the United States, was a bookbinder for many years at Columbia University, New York City, NY and later retired to the Ft. Myers area in 1965 with her husband John. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension of Ft. Myers Beach. Mrs. Chefneux is survived by a son, George (Florence) Sinka, Sedona, AZ; a daughter, Karen (Ron Marable) Neal, San Diego, CA and 2 granddaughters, Michelle & Danielle. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Ascension on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at 11:00 AM with visitation at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 23, 1932 - Mrs. Clara Anna Cheney, 73 years of age, a winter resident in this section of Florida for nine years, died at her home in Bonita Springs yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home this morning at 10 o'clock and the body will be sent to Barre, Vt., her birthplace, for burial. The Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Beside the busband, Frederick W. Cheney, Mrs. Cheney is surived by a son, Ralph T. Cheney of New York; a daughter, Mrs. John E. Brooks of Boston who has been attending her mother for the past two weeks, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle E. Bugby, who has been making her home with the Cheneys for some time. The daughter will accompany the body of her mother north and will be joined by the son at New York. Because of the condition of his health, Mr. Cheney will remain at Bonita Springs. .
      Fort Myers News Press -- Benjamin Chernin, 83, of Fort Myers, died Thursday. He had been a resident here since 1930. He is survived by two sons, Harry A. Chernin of Fort Myers and Irwin S. Chernin of Sanibel; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was president of the Beachcomber Internation which he funded in 1946 and was also one of the founders of Tempel Beth-El. Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rabbi Robert M. Scott officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press-October 16, 2009 - Irwin "Chick" Sanford Chernin, 81 years of age passed away peacefully at home on October 14th after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, his family was by his side.He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Helen Smith Chernin, daughter Annette Tran (John) and granddaughter Kelly Tran, his grandson Mark A. Chernin (Michele) and great-granddaughter Zoe Chernin as well as his brother Harry Chernin (Mary Charles). He also is survived by his stepchildren Brenda Porter, Linda Porter, Janyce Porter Walters and Keith Porter as well as 8 granddaughters, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He also was loved by his nieces. He was pre-deceased by his son Mark Chernin and parents Benjamin and Elizabeth Chernin. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1946 and the University of Florida in 1950. Chick was a co-owner of The Beachcombers International along with his brother Harry. His parents founded Beachcombers in 1946.Visitation will be prior to his service at 10 am on Saturday, Oct 17th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens with the services at 11 am. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 27-29, 2013 - Mark Alan Chernin, 43, passed away June 24, 2013. He was born May 14th 1970 in Fort Myers, Florida to Debra Chernin-Reinhard and the late Mark Byron Chernin. Mark was a life long resident of Fort Myers and was a successful business entrepreneur. He and his wife Michele owned and operated Paradise Bicycles which was sold and is still in operation today. So after selling his business and basically being retired and at such a young age he decided the hobby business would be fun and opened Paradise Hobby's on Colonial. Mark was loved by all of his patrons from both stores and the care he had for them was undeniable. He was a devoted husband and a loving father who loved spending time with his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 14 years Michele: mother Debra Chernin-Reinhard; grandfather Otis Sizemore: grandmother Charlene Sizemore: children, Zoe Chernin, Amanda Mitchell, Bryanna Mitchell and Roy Orren and his wife Christina: grandchildren, Lukas and Cassidy: Life long friend Sean. There will be a visitation on Saturday, June 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and also Sunday June 30th from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will be Sunday at noon with interment in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com
   Fort Myers News-Press, Ocotber 13, 2012 - Isabelle M (Busch) Chero, 89, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was born the daughter of the late Herman Busch and Elsie (nee: Moyer) in May, 1923. Isabelle was one of five siblings to proudly serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII. She was preceded in death by her mother & father, Elsie and Herman; husbands, Dominic Chero and Paul Payne; and brothers & sisters, Edna, Sarah, Francis, Fred, Blanche, Sherman, Gene, Maxwell "Boots" and Eileen. She is survived by her sisters, Emma and Theresa and children, Gary (wife, Pat), Tammie, Neita and James; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces & nephews. A memorial service was held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1:00pm. Interment will be private at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. For information, please call (239)334-4880.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 21, 2007 - John K. Chestnut, 53, of Fort Myers, found peace on November 15, 2007. He was born Oct. 21, 1954 in Oregon, Ill., and grew up in Taylorville, IL. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1972 and earned a bachelors of science business degree from the University of Florida in 1978.John moved with his family to Fort Myers in 1969. At FMHS, John was a member of the golf team, orchestra, Latin club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was the fun-loving emcee for pep-rally assemblies and Greenie Growl. He was a talented cellist who played with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestras youth program. At UF, he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega.Throughout his career, he worked in real estate in Fort Myers, Naples and Sanibel Island, served as right-of-way specialist for the Florida Dept. of Transportation in Broward County; project real estate officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale; planning director for Taylor County; economic development director for the City of Gulfport, and comprehensive planner in Monroe County. He loved to travel to national and state parks, and thrilled in playing historic courses in England and Scotland. John was a devout Christian. Chronic physical conditions diminished his professional, recreational, social and civic activities, but never diminished his unwavering belief in Gods love. He treasured his faith and the support of long-time friends, acquaintances and family.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hugh K. and Loretto C. Wells (nee Lawler) and John and Katie Chestnut (nee Bates), and loving parents, Gerald M. and Rita M. Chestnut (nee Wells). Left to cherish his memory are sisters Jane A. (Wayne) Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; Carol L. (Tim) Lau of Cape Coral; Helen K. Chestnut of Alva; and Cathy L. Chestnut and her husband, Sean Gilmore, of Fort Myers. He was a caring uncle to Calyn, Michaela and Joshua Lee; and Reed and Grant Gilmore.A private family memorial will be followed by interment in the Fort Myers Cemetery. To honor his memory, donations may be made payable to the Fort Myers High School Boys Golf Team. Send to: Fort Myers High School, Attn: Howard Wright, 2635 Cortez Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 33901.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 27, 2006 - Rita M. (Wells) Chestnut, 75, of Fort Myers, passed away on March 21, 2006. She was born Feb. 4, 1931 in Paw Paw, Illinois, and grew up on a farm until moving into the home in town that was built by her grandfather in the 1892. She graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1949 and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Siena Heights in Adrian, MI, in 1953. Rita (Wells) married Gerald M. Chestnut in 1953. They had five children and moved to Fort Myers in 1969. She taught English and music at Dunbar Middle School for 16 years, and directed the school's forensic speaking program. Rita had a wonderful zest for life and was a creative mother who inspired and uplifted family, friends and students. She was a devout Roman Catholic and a long-time member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rita was preceded in death by her husband and her parents, Hugh K. and Loretto C. Wells (nee Lawler). Left to cherish her memory are her children, John K. Chestnut of Fort Myers; Jane A. and Wayne Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; Carol L. and Tim Lau of Cape Coral; Helen K. Chestnut and grandchildren Calyn, Michaela and Joshua Lee of Alva; and Cathy L. Chestnut and Sean Gilmore and grandchildren Reed and Grant Gilmore of Fort Myers. She is also survived by her two brothers, Arthur D. Wells of Annandale, VA, and David A. Wells of Milwaukee, WI, and nieces, nephews, cousins and their children. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., followed by interment in the Fort Myers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Council of Catholic Women or NAMI Lee County.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 30, 2008 Catherine Irma Chesnutt, 85, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away July 27, 2008. She was born August 23, 1922 in Long Branch, West Virginia the daughter of Lloyd and Alma (Christian) Wilson. She was pre-deceased by the love of her life, husband of 34 years Fred Chesnutt in 1972. She was founding member of Cape Coral First Baptist Church since 1964 where she was still an active member.She leaves to cherish her loving memory, daughter Connie (Richard) Mahany of Fort Myers, FL, 2 grandchildren Troy Pavel and Laraina Healer, 6 great-grandchildren, Melinda, Kelly, Erin, Ashley, Zebadijah, and Abraham, brother Walker (Betty) Wilson of North Carolina, sister Ruby Wilson of West Virginia, brother-in-law Ronald Hall of West Virginia, nieces and nephews, Jeannie, Cathy, Cynthia, Billy, Ron, Leslie, Tammy, Wayne, Stacy and Virina.Visitation will be on Thursday from 12-1:00 PM at Cape Coral First Baptist Church with funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will immediately follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Following the committal service, friends and family are invited back to the church for a reception.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Fort Myers News-Press,Feb 27 2005-- Carolyn Molly Chew, 96, of Ft. Myers died Thursday, February 25, 2005. Born in Savannah, GA, she has been a longtime resident of Ft. Myers. Surviving are her daughter Sally J. (John) Santini of Ft. Myers, son, Arnold "Bubba" (Diane) Chew, grandchildren, Greg and Ginny Wilkinson, Brian Chew, Scott Merrill, Michelle Merrill, Nicki Santini and Josh and Janis Santini, great-grandchildren, Gracie and Lucy Wilkinson, A.J. Merrill, and Jared, Justin and Jordan Santini. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Sunday from 11 AM to 12 PM with services being conducted at 12 PM. Interment will take place in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Fine Care Center, 4300 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33901. Kiser Funeral Home.
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 2007 - Jason William Chism passed away suddenly on October 6, 2007, he was 33. Jason was born on February 20, 1974 in Bedford, Indiana to James "Bob" Chism and Lucella Chism. He moved to Fort Myers, FL in 1978 and he graduated from N. Fort Myers High School. He was a member of various Moose lodges and he was of the Presbyterian faith. Jason enjoyed playing pool, four wheeling and Tae Kwon Do. He was employed by Sandgren Construction Co. where he remodeled homes, installed pools and did custom lighting.Jason is survived by his mother Luella Pierce of Fort Myers, FL his father James Robert Chism of Morgantown, KY, his wife Marie "Morgan" Chism. Jason leaves his children Tyler and Ashley of Cape Coral, FL; Jason has a brother Dustin Pierce of Fort Myers, FL, and two sisters Danielle Pierce of Fort Myers, FL and Tammy Labelle of N. Fort Myers, FL. Jason is survived by his grandmother Virginia Hansen of Madison, WI. A funeral service will be held on Sunday October 14, 2007 at 1 PM in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, visitation will be Saturday, October 13th from 2 PM - 4 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 936-0555.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, January 12, 1978 -  Maggie Barwick Chochron, 93, of 347 New York Drive, died Tuesday. She had lived here for the past 55 years and was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church. She is survived by six daughters, Ellie B. Rich, Myrtle B. Ward, Lois B. Foley, all of Fort Myers, Orbie Riebling of Fort Lauderdale, Thelma Pope of Tallahassee, and Elsie Holbrooke of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Ernest Barwick of Arizona, and James Barwick of Texas, 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Private funeral service was held today at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. C. E. Goue officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. NOTE: Headstone reads "Maggie Barwick".

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 3, 2010 - Bruce Richard Chowning, Park Trace Apartments, Decatur, GA, died suddenly at home October 26, 2010. He was born July 23, 1955 in Lakeland, FL to Marjorie Chandley and Charles Chowning Sr. He was reared in Lake Wales, FL, among loving relatives and friends. As he matured his life expanded to a career as musician. He wrote and published songs and performed in venues in Florida, Georgia, San Francisco and Madison, WI. In his teens he started a lifetime of active Christian service as a resident of His House and World Outreach Ministry in Macon, GA; and Church of the Nazarene, Lake Wales, FL. In his mid twenties he attended Elim Bible College, Surrey England, served Elim Churches in England on the weekends; worked in a youth ministry in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, visited L'Abre in Switzerland, churches in Finland and lived in London for some time. Survivors include his mother; brothers; Charles Edward, Jr., Christopher Dru, and M. Gregory Chowning as well as sister-in-law Joan C. Chowning, two uncles, one aunt, two nephews and one grandniece, many cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held November 6, 2010, at 2PM at Park Trace Apartments, 700 Atlanta Avenue, Decatur, GA, and in February at Grape Hammock Fish Camp, near Lake Wales, Florida, owned by cousins Barbie and Curtis Chandley. The ashes will be scattered in the waters of Kissimmee Lake and River. A donation in Bruce's memory may be made to his favorite charity, Feed The Children, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, 800-776-6767. A. S. Turner & Sons
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 30-May 2, 2013 - Melba Jean (Clemons) Christensen, 97, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Alfred. Jean is survived by her daughters Jackie (Tim) Corkhill, Linda (David) Fore; a special niece Gina (Scott) Peterson; grandchildren Brian Curls, Aaron Curls, Kristin Corkhill, Nathan Corkhill, Lindsey Peterson, Scott Ryan Peterson, Tyler Peterson, and MacKenzie Peterson; six great grandchildren; siblings Norman F. Clemons and Marie Waggoner; stepson Charles (Enrica) Christensen; step-grandchildren Michael Christensen, Greta Young, Michelle Mohr, and Greg Christensen; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Jean was born in the Florida panhandle on November 10, 1915. The third of seven children, she moved with her family to Ft. Myers in 1924. After time spent in Miami, she returned to N. Ft. Myers in 1949 with her husband Al to raise their family. With her brother Norman, they owned and operated Trail Dairy Farm and Trail Dairy Mill in N. Ft. Myers. Jean and Al retired in 1972 to a life of travel and time spent with family.  Jean lived her 97 years to the fullest. She was a strong, loving woman who was an example to everyone who knew her. Jean enjoyed staying active and challenging her mind. She debated politics, actively followed the stock market, and welcomed all into her home. Jean's happiest times were spent with family and her greatest loves were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She leaves behind a family that will love and miss her forever. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Grace Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral with Rev. Wayne Godsmark, officiating. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Grace Church. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 6, 2001 - Jean Marie (Tankersley) Christmas, LaBelle, Florida, died October 4, 2001. She was born in Miami Florida, July 2, 1930 to Lester and Gladys Croft Tankersley. She is survived by her husband, James Christmas and her children, Jack and Johnny Christmas, and siblings Jamie and Jerry Tankersley, Jane Keller, Janice Havens, Joan Younger. Burial at Fort Denaud Cemetery

   Fort Myers News-Press Nov 24, 2008 Thomas H. Chuderski has lost his battle with cancer. Tom was born in Jacksonville, FL, September 20, 1945, He has lived in Fort Myers since 1960. He is survived by his wife Kathy of 34 years and his daughter Christina Chuderski and son Michael Chuderski. Both reside in Fort Myers. Tom worked in Fort Myers as a salesman in several stores, until at age 57 he realized his dream of becoming a teacher. He has taught in Lee County schools since then. Although his teaching career was short, it was his dream to touch and help the hearts and minds of "his kids". God speed. We love you.A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Entombment will follow. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until the time of the service.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907

Fort Myers News-Press, November 18, 2004 - On Sunday, Nov. 14th Burt Church quietly sipped away to join his parents Arthur and Lillian Church and his brothers Howard and Fredrick who pre-deceased him. He attended Stratford CT schools and Stevens Institute of Technology earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering while at Stevens he became a member of Theta Zi Fraternity. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy as an Ensign. He was assigned to the U.S. Sandusky as Engineering Officer. The ship's duty was to escort our ships back and forth across the Pacific. As a 40 yr. member of SPEB8QA, he sang with the Westfield and Ashbury Park, NJ and Ft. Myers chapters of Barbershoppers. He was a member of Cypress Lake Methodist Church and Myerlee Country Club. Also a life member of the Professional Engineers Society. Burt was very patriotic and was very proud of his membership in the S.A.R. Following his discharge from the Coast Guard, he joined the Croll-Reynolds, Inc. firm where he worked for 38 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 yrs. Audrey; 4 children, Richard (Debbie) Barbara Reid (Mike), Beth Church-Smith (Stan) and Nancy Heiden; five grandsons, Brian Reid (Jill), Bill Church, Chad Reid (Jen), Michael Hanke (Valerie) and Jimmy Heiden and one granddaughter Megan Reid and one great-granddaughter Alexandra Hanke.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 20, 2003 - Eleanor Case (Grace) Church, of Ft. Myers died Sept. 19, 2003. Born January 16, 1920, graduated Ft. Myers High School class of 1937, attended Duke University. She is survived by her husband John C. Church of Henderson, NC, children, A. Douglas Grace, Jr. (Judy), William H. Grace (Susan) Jane Grace Ball (G. Allen), grandchildren Dan Grace, Matt Grace, Beth Sitterson, Allen Ball and Eleanor Ball. Preceded in death by her parents, H.C. and Ada Case, husband Angus D. Grace, MD, and her granddaughter Eleanor Anne Grace. Family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Graveside services will be at 11:30 AM, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at the Ft. Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home and Crematory, Ft. Myers.
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 1, 2012 - Charles Cipriani, 63 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012. He was born on July 28, 1949 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Charles was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Charles is survived by his loving family including his wife, Lucy; children, Charlie (Shannon) Cipriani, Richard (Katrina) Barrows; mother, Rita Cipriani; brother, Anthony (Becky) Cipriani; four grandchildren, Josephyna, Cayden Charles, Seth, Elliot; five nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm on Monday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in his Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories

  Fort Myers News-Press, Sep 10, 2008- Margaret Cissel, 98, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away September 1, 2008. She was born in New York City the daughter of George and Caroline Rich Hamer, along wit her four sisters and brother. She lived in Georgia and Panama before settling in Fort Myers in the early 1960's with her husband of fifty years, Samuel Cissel who was a successful school principal and their son Robert Cissel a popular high school science teacher. In her later years when most people retire, Margaret received an associate's degree from Edison College in 1965 and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in 1969, and later worked in the Fort Myers schools. She was a prolific artist, avid traveler, and intelligent businesswoman, but her great love was her church and her spiritual life, to which she attributed her long life.She will be missed by all who knew her and were touched by her laughter, her devotion to her faith, and her love of life. A long-time member of St. Luke's Church in Fort Myers, she is predeceased by her husband and son. She is survived by four nieces and three nephews.There will be a private viewing at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 33907. A service will be held at St. Luke's Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, Florida 33901 September 9th, at 10:00 AM.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 25, 1938 - Charles M. Cist, 78-year-old Cincinnati attorney, died last night at Lee Memorial hospital after a four-day illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Cist, and a son, William B., who were with him here. Other survivors are a son Frank, who is touring Europe, a brother, Edgar, and a sister, Miss Janet of Cincinnati. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Dr. William Graham Kennedy officiating. The body will be shipped later to Cincinnati for interment. Mr. Cist had spent the past 24 winters at his home on Captive island. A booster for Lee county, Mr. Cist made a host of friends here. A member of the Presbyterian church, he was a devout student of the Bible.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 12, 2007 - Albert Clark, 93, of Cape Coral passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2007. He was bornin Trenton, N.J. on November 16th, 1913. His dear father died when he was 7 years oldand he began to take on the responsibility of helping his Mother raise his two sisters. He started his own floor covering business which became very successful. He was a leader in his community. He was a member of the Lions Club of Lawrence Township, an Elder in the Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church and a 60 year life member of the Princeton Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Crescent Temple Shrine club in Trenton. After moving to Cape Coral in the late 70's, he was active in the Cape Coral Civic Association, the Cape Coral Shrine Club and a member of the Cape Coral Elks Club and was instrumental in starting the National Alliance for the mentally Ill (NAMI). He was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Leona who died in 1984. The family left to celebrate his life are his son Albert F. Clark, Jr. of Ft. Myers and his daughter Sharon Smith and son-in-law Fritz who also reside in Ft. Myers. In addition he has a grand son Craig Smith and wife Cheryl from Trevor, WI. and a grand-daughter Robin Knapmiller and husband Todd from Lakeville, MN. He also leaves behind his three wonderful great-grandchildren Michael, Jennifer and Ashley who he loved and adored. They will miss their "Pamps." He was also fortunate to have in his life a very dear and loving friend Arlene Pacetti. Arlene and her family loved and adored him very much.Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Saturday April 14, 2007 at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Private Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the building fund of Faith Presbyterian Church 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, Fl. 33904. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 936-0555.

   Clara Clark

    Caloosa Belle, Dec 2, 2004 - Donald Clark, age 87, of LaBelle, was called to be with our Lord and Savior November 29, 2004 in LaBelle, He was born August 5, 1917 in Thomaston, Connecticut. He left many loving memories to be cherished by his family and friends.Survivors include his sons: David Pelham (Debora) and Mark Pelham (Lila), both of Phillips, Maine, daughters Wanda Bouwkamp (Jack) of Lake Placid, Lola Treadwell (Doug) of LaBelle, Donna Clark of LaBelle, Celia Mae Venable of Oregon, Agnes Myrek of Oregon and Susan, twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta.Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 3, 2004, 3 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend Samuel Caraway officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at the funeral home just prior to the services. Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 1-4, 2013 - Helen Pearl Clark, 91, of Longwood/Ft Myers, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 26, 2013. She was born September 14, 1921 in Bradenton, Florida to Floyd and Amy (Harvey) Zipperer. She graduated from Manatee High School, Bradenton, FL, in 1939. After attending Business School, she moved to Fort Myers where she worked for Farmers Home Administration until she retired in 1977, after which she worked as a Realtor in the area for several years. Pearl was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where she taught children's Sunday school, and was a past Deacon as well as a member of the Women's Circle. She was also in the Beta Sigma Phi for 60 years. Pearl will be remembered most for being a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. Her family was the greatest love of her life. Survivors include her daughter, Iline Burks (Duncan Ross), two grandchildren Tiffany Wood (Steven) and Clayton Burks (Jamie Johnson), two great grand children Lily Pearl Wood and Lucy Victoria Wood, three siblings, Buddy, Harvey, and Bobby Zipperer, also many nieces and nephews. Pearl was preceded in death by five siblings, Laura, Walter and Murray Zipperer, Myrtie Cummins and Effie Goodwin, as well as grandson Dayne Harris and beloved husband of 59 years, Mitchell Clark. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL. Friends will be received from 12:30 until the time of the service. Burial will be at a later time in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or by phone 1-800-344-4867. Services will be under the direction of First Presbyterian Church.
      Fort Myers News-Press June 5, 2005 Henley B. Clark, 77, of Alva, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 in the care of Hope Hospice of Cape Coral. Mr. Clark's family were early pioneers of Ft. Myers and Lee County coming to settle in this area in 1894, establishing Henley Corners. Mr. Clark served his country during WWII with the Navy in the Pacific. He had been a member of McGregor Baptist Church. Survivors include his two sons; Gary (Debbie) Clark of N. Ft. Myers and Robert Clark of Alva and his great-grandson Devin Clark and his dear friend Louise Bordeaux. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his wife Helen Patricia Moore Clark .Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2005 with Chaplain Tom Rickards officiating. Friends may call Tuesday evening June 7, 2005 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice.
     James M. Clark
      Fort Myers Tropical News, March 3, 1929 - Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon for John M. Clark, 18, who died Friday. The services will take place at the Engelhardt chapel, conducted by the Rev. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church, and burial will occur at the Fort Myers cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press March 11, 2009 - Joseph Mitchell Clark, 85, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009. He was born July 30, 1923 in Goldsboro, NC and has lived in Fort Myers since 1925. He graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended Edison College. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. In 1974, he retired from the United States Postal Service with over 30 years of service and was a long time member of Tropical Masonic Lodge #56, F. & A.M. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pearl Clark of Fort Myers; his daughter, Iline Burks (FMHS 1980) of Altamonte Springs; grandchildren: Tiffany Harris (Lee Musselwhite) and Clayton Burks (Jamie Johnson) and great granddaughter, Lily Pearl Gilligan. Also surviving are his nieces: Caroline Halgrim (Robert), Ann Louise Fields, Debbie Ashbarger (Rick), Theresa Buckmaster and Sylvia Pike (Ken) and several cousins including a special cousin, Lalai Hamric (FMHS 1959)(Curtis). He was preceded in death by his brother, John Clark in 1990 and a grandson, Dayne Brian Harris in 1983. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers. Burial at a later time will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 26, 2008 - The letter L is for love and also for Louise, who embodied love. Louise Josephine Pavese Clark beloved wife, mother, and friend to all she met, passed peacefully onto her Lord on February 21, 2008 at her daughter's home in Texas where she has resided for the past two years. Louise was born in Fort Myers, Florida on May 17, 1921.She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Theresa D'Alessandro Pavese and Michael Patrick Pavese. On October 26, 1944, she married her life's eternal love and companion, John Oakley Clark, who also preceded her in death on July 23, 1991. John and Louise were longtime members of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and The Carmelites. She and John educated their children at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Together they gave life to five daughters: Caroline Theresa Clark Halgrim of Alva, Florida; Ann Louise Clark Fields of Clermont, Florida; Deborah Jean Clark Ashbacher of Round Rock, Texas; Theresa Anne Clark Buckmaster of Fort Myers, Florida; and Sylvia Joan Clark Pike of Sarasota, Florida.Louise is survived by her brother, Frank Anthony Pavese and her sister, Nettie "Honey" Pavese Edrich, husband Fred Edrich, and many beloved cousins. She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Frances Pavese Miller on October 24, 2007. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren who dearly loved and embraced their "Ooh-ma".Louise's life will be remembered for many things such as her undying devotion to her Lord, The Blessed Mother, her holy Catholic faith, her husband, and her family. She will be remembered for her generous giving of self and time to raise funds for libraries, Senior Centers, her church and many other worthwhile causes. Louise loved life and embraced it with all its ups and downs. She met it head-on with courage, grace, and vivaciousness, especially towards the later days of her life when she had many challenges. Her beautiful gift of optimism always remained in place. Her love of beautiful music, bridge games with friends, and Fort Myers Beach goes without saying. Up to the end of her life Louise was tapping out rhythms from the Big Band era and singing along with THE SOUND OF MUSIC and with her favorite artists, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. In addition, if she could not get to the beach, the beach came to her with her constant request for the music of SOUTH PACIFIC. Still, what will be remembered and missed most of all, was Louise's radiant smile and twinkling hazel green eyes which left loved ones as well as strangers happier and more joyful whenever they occasioned her lovely countenance. Truly, that smile will remain indelibly pressed upon all of our memories. The joy it gave to us will be sorely missed. In Louise's twilight years it was a quieter laughter, but her smile still filled every room she graced with joy and sunshine. All of us who survive her know how blessed we were to have had the warmth and wisdom of her life and that everlasting smile of love. May God and Heaven now smile upon you dear Louise and all your loved ones who preceded you in death. Thank you forever for your angelic-like life and always, always for your generous and joyful heart.The family will receive friends on Monday, February 25th, 4:30-6:30 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The Rosary will be said at 6:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 26th, 9:00 am, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Interment will follow at Fort Myers City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request you make donations to Lighthouse Hospice, 3410 Far West, Suite 230, Austin, Texas 78731.Pallbearers are Louise's grandsons: John Halgrim, Robert Halgrim, Erik Halgrim, Charles Fields, and Scott Fields and her nephews Michael and Frank Pavese.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 19, 2002 - Margaret (Davidson) Clark, 84, a resident of Alva since 1986 passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002 while under the compassionate care of Hope Hospice and her sisters. Margaret was born August 24, 1917 in Norton, VA to the late James Logan and Byrnie (Easterling) Davidson. She was a member of Winkler Road Baptist Church, Ft. Myers. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband John Dudley Clark in 1995. She is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law: Helen (Harold) MacMillan; Irene (Paul) Phillips, all of Alva; Charlotte (Douglas) Hylton, Richmond, VA; two sisters-in-law: Jean and Earlene Davidson; fifteen loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. TODAY at the Farley Memorial Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to Hope Hospice. Arrangements by Farley Memorial Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 8, 2008 - Nancy A. Clark, 70, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on November 5, 2008. She was born to Harwd and Marie Fowler on October 4, 1938 in Pittsburg, Illinois. She was married to Donald Clark for 52 years. She was employed with Caterpillar for 30 years. Lived in East Peoria, Illinois for 35 years then moved to Lehigh Acres in which she has lived for the last 5 years. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres, and loved fishing. Pre-deceased by one brother and her parents. Survived by 2 sons, 8 grandchildren and 2 sisters. Visitation will be at Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, on Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 2-5 PM with funeral service on Monday starting at 10 AM. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 19, 2000 – Patricia (Moore) Clark, 73, of Alva, died November 17, 2000. She was born in Nichols, FL. She moved here in 1940. Pat was a member of the McGregor Baptist Church. Pat leaves her husband of 50 years, Henley of Alva; sons, Robert H. and Gary Allen Clark of Cape Coral; her sister, Dorothy L. Burson of Lake Placid; brother, Bernard Moore of Fort Myers; and four grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Monday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. James Holbrook. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Alva Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.

     Southwest Florida Sunday Morning News March 21, 2010 - Richard Clark, 89, civic leader, developer, and agricultural entrepreneur died March 13, 2010 in an accidental drowning at his home in Bartow. He was born May 31, 1920 in Bartow, the youngest of three sons of the late W. W. and Laura Clark. Hendry County was named for his great grandfather, Captain Francis Asbury Hendry. The city of LaBelle, the county seat of Hendry county was named for his mother, Laura and her sister, Belle.His education at Summerlin Institute and studying animal husbandry at the University of Florida equipped him to build on his family's entrepreneurial history--a family remembered in the parts of Florida bearing their names. His father owned and Operated the Bartow Ice Plant for 50 years.He took an interest in farming while working in his father's Ice Plant, supplying ice for produce shipping out of Florida. Supported by a mentor who helped him master better ways of growing vegetables, he found early success growing cabbage, which he shipped north by train. His green thumb and innovation expanded as he worked with two partners to reclaim a 160-acre tract of land. The first reclamation project ever done on this scale or magnitude, the project was written up in an engineering manual, serving as a valuable resource for hundreds of engineers. Using two bulldozers he purchased, Richard went out ahead of areas where the mining was taking place and hauled topsoil back to his 160 acres of reclaimed land.He developed more than 800 residential lots and four subdivisions, the largest being the 490-home Richland Manor. His capstone project was Square Lake, an upscale residential community with 120 lots developed on the land he had carefully groomed with rich topsoil and planted with hundreds of trees.Richard was preceded in death by two sons, Fred Clark and James Milton Clark. He is survived by his wife: Mayme Burdin Clark; Grandchildren: Susan Blenk and husband, Paul Blenk Bartow; Rickie Clark and his wife, Cyndi Clark Highlands Ranch, CO); Cindi Clark Lakeland; Cathy Ferris and husband Chris Ferris Tallahassee; Jim Clark; Allison Mabe Greensboro, NC; Melissa Woodard Savannah, GA; Cathrine and Lilly Pfeiffer Bartow; Great-grandchildren: Adam, Jake, and Taylor Blenk Bartow; Chrissy Clark Highlands Ranch, CO; Jamie and David Clark IL; Sydney and Julia Ferris Tallahassee; Stepchildren: John Burdin Lakeland; Trish Pfeiffer and husband, Bob Pfeiffer Bartow
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 11-12, 2013 - Richard Keith Clark, 84, passed away September 2, 2013. He was born September 23, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to the late Cecil and Lillian (Dudley) Clark. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and James Clark. Richard was in the Navy Reserves and a member of the American Legion as well as the Moose and Masonic Lodges. He had owned several companies throughout his career and retired to Lee County in 1980 from Vermont. Richard loved to sing Karaoke.  Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Richard L. Clark and his wife Linda of North Fort Myers; Keith W. Clark and his wife Margot of Christchurch, New Zealand; and Thomas D. Clark and his wife Mallika of Maryland; daughter, Suzanne Baum and her husband Kevin of St. Michaels, Maryland; brother, Donald Clark and his wife Allison of Enfield, CT; grandsons, Owen, Siddharth and Cooper. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer.org. Memories and condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.  

Boca Beacon, Jan 14 2004--Sarah Helen Pouncey Clark Peach, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 9 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the daughter of Ruth S. Pouncey-Brucker and the late Roy W. Pouncey.Sarah came to Boca Grande when she was 2 months old. Her mother was a seamstress and a homemaker, her father was a fishing guide and chauffeur.As a young child, she lived in the Palm Hotel, a boarding house owned by her grandparents, Capt. and Mrs. William C. Sprott, who also owned the Boca Grande Ferry Company.One of her favorite childhood memories was when she locked a friend inside the walk-in safe on the second floor of the railroad depot. When she was 12 she moved into a house on Palm Avenue, the same house her daughters and granddaughters live in today.As a teen she worked at Fugate's as a "soda Jerk." She also worked at the Gasparilla Inn where she operated the elevator.She was a graduate of the Boca Grande School, where she attended all 12 years. She was a member of the Boca Grande Historical Society and the Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Boca Grande.She married an island friend, Don Clark, at the Baptist Church. They had six children. In 1986 she married Greg Peach. She worked 30 years for Charlotte County schools where she was a secretary to principals and guidance counselors, and retired as a bookkeeper from Lemon Bay High School. Survivors include her husband Gregory L. Peach of Englewood, her mother Ruth S. Pouncey-Brucker of Boca Grande; daughters Melynda Read of Plant City, Jennifer Burch of Boca Grande, Donette Todd of Englewood and Ruth Amen of Boca Grande, sons Roy Clark of Rotonda West and Mark Clark of Punta Gorda; a brother David Pouncey of Blairsville, Ga., 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her first husband, Donald Clark of Port Charlotte. Sarah was laid to rest at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 9, 2008 - Joan Combs Clarkson, 76, of Fort Myers, died on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Born in Osceola, Arkansas on February 6, 1932, Mrs. Clarkson grew up in Stuart, Florida and graduated from Martin County High School. She moved to Fort Myers in 1955 after her marriage to Julian D. Clarkson. She was the daughter of the late Lorene B. and Paul D. Combs of Stuart, Florida.Mrs. Clarkson attended the University of Florida and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, the Alpha Lambda Delta scholastic honorary society and the Florida Players dramatic society. She was fond of living in Ft. Myers and enjoyed volunteering in the community. She served as President of the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in 1960-61 and was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She later worked as a magazine editor and writer and had a love of journalism, writing, cooking and fine food. Mrs. Clarkson is survived by her two sons, James Lewis Clarkson, Fort Myers and Julian L. Clarkson (Tamara) of Sarasota; two daughters, Joanna Clarkson Dansby (Michael), Lake Worth; and Melinda Clarkson Isley (Christopher), Fort Myers; a sister, Dr. Linda Combs-Shepherd (Don), Charlotte, NC and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, April 19 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lee Memorial Hospital's Auxiliary c/o Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, 9800 S. HealthPark Dr., # 210, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Fort Myers News-Press, Jul 13, 2003 - Julian Derieux Clarkson, 74, retired attorney-at-law and pioneer of Lee County, died Wednesday, July 9, at his home in Ft. Myers. Born in Coral Gables, Florida on March 12, 1929, Mr. Clarkson came to Ft. Myers in 1931. He attended Gwynne Institute Elementary School, Ft. Myers Junior High School and Ft. Myers Senior High School, where his fellow students knew him as 'Bubsie'. He was President of The National Honor Society, Student Council President and class valedictorian. A member of the Green Wave basketball team, which won the first conference basketball championship for Ft. Myers, he also played second base for the Green Wave baseball team and was a member of the football, golf and track teams. He attended the University of Florida and pursued his interest in sports by majoring in journalism and serving as a Sports Editor of the student newspaper, 'The Alligator.' He was also involved in several organizations including Florida Blue Key, for which he served as President, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated in 1950 with high honors and was named to the University's Hall of Fame. He worked as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune for a short time before he was called into the Army as a first lieutenant and sent to North Korea, where he served as a rifle platoon leader at the infamous 'Heartbreak Ridge' Hill 851. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Ribbon and UN Service Medal. An injury he sustained in Korea resulted in a shattered ankle, from which he never fully recovered. Honorably discharged from service, he returned to the United States and enrolled in the University of Florida's College of Law. He earned his LL.B. with highest honors in 1955, graduating first in his class. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and the Order of the Coif. Mr. Clarkson had a long and distinguished career in appellate law. He entered the private practice of law with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and Holt in 1955 and later became a partner before starting his own solo practice in 1976. He joined Holland & Knight in 1977 as a senior partner in first their Tampa and later Tallahassee office until his retirement in 1993. He coached the office softball team for several years, earning the nickname 'Coach' among the H&K staffers. The son of Julian Livingston Clarkson and Hazel Lamar Starnes, Mr. Clarkson is survived by two sons, James Lewis, Ft. Myers and Julian Lamar, Sarasota; three daughters. Joanna Clarkson Dansby, Parkland; Melinda Clarkson Isley, Ft. Myers, and Shirley Lamar Clarkson, New York City; one brother, the Honorable Hugh E. Starnes, Ft. Myers, three sisters, Hazel Clarkson Hough, St. Petersburg, Marjorie Starnes and Suzanne Starnes Santa Maria, both of Ft. Myers; a stepbrother, Dr. Frank M. Bryan, Ft. Myers; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 15 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 2635 Cleveland Ave.,Ft. Myers. FL 32308.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 12-14, 2014 - Richard Louis Clausen, 83, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on March 9, 2014 at Health Park Medical Center. He was born in New York City, NY to the late Andrew and Margaret (Zwart) Clausen. Richard had been a resident of Fort Myers since 1977, having come from his previous home in Adirondacks, New York. He was very well known in the construction industry, having supervised building projects in both New York and around Fort Myers. He supervised the construction of the Faith Assembly of God Church, where he was also a member. Richard will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Violet Clausen; daughter, Donna (Eric) Mindrebo; daughter, Dale (Clark) Hults; daughter, Debra (the late James) Kridle; and son, Richard D. (Melinda) Clausen; as well as brothers, Andrew Clausen and Robert Clausen; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held at the Faith Assembly of God Church on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10AM until 11AM. The funeral service will begin in the church at 11AM. Private Interment will take place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Teen Challenge ELC @ 267 Leadership Lane, Jesup, GA 31545 or Young Life @ 5264 Clayton Ct. Ste 5, Fort Myers, FL 33907. Please visit www.harveyengelhardt.com for online condolences and details.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, May 11, 2010 - Diana Lynn Clay, 60, of Cape Coral passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010. She was born on June 23, 1949, in Valparaiso, Ind. She was formerly of Hobart, Ind., moving to Cape Coral seven years ago. She enjoyed working with flowers and loved making floral arrangements for her family. She is survived by her loving family, including her husband, James S. Clay of Cape Coral; daughter, Rhonda Clay of Portage, Ind.; son, Shane (Tammy) Clay of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Nicholas Clay, Jordan Greer, Jacob Stevens, Cody Clay, Ryen Clay, Jaden Clay, Aaron Clay and Trista Clay; her mother, Elizabeth Chester of Valparaiso; and her brother and sister. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m until the funeral service at 3 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave online condolences for her family. Arrangements are by Coral ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral. 239-283-0540.

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 13 2005-- Frances Glenn Clay, age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2005 in Arlington, Virginia, in a nursing home where she had lived since March 2004. She died of congestive heart failure following surgery. Frances will be remembered by her friends and family for her terrific -and occasionally bawdy -- sense of humor, an inner strength that preserved her through many challenges, a independence unusual for women of her time, strong loyalty to friends, love of Lucy her cat, devotion to solitude, voracious love of reading, unreservedly strong opinions on politics and most other things, and the enormous sacrifices and strength she showed in caring for her two daughters, first as a married woman and then as a single mom. Frances called Ft. Myers home for 34 years. Her hobbies included book club, bridge club, and water aerobics. Professionally, Frances worked for the state of Florida, helping to license and inspect day care centers in the region and later as a social worker for those in need. "Both in the books she read and in her work, Mom was interested in learning about the world of others. She would tell me stories about the migrant workers who would work the fields toting babies in baskets in the hot sun and mosquitoes," shared daughter Laura, "She was happy to open a day care center to help those migrant families." Born on a farm in Rome, Indiana, Frances attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, taught by a rather unsparing teacher, her mother, Orba Glenn. Although unusual for her day, both of Frances' parents had education degrees. Frances and her only (younger) sibling, Bill Glenn, both carried on that tradition, getting college degrees. Mostly, though, Frances wanted to escape life on the farm and college was a sure way to do so. World War II broke out while Frances was attending Graceland College in Iowa. Her sense of adventure led her to respond to Washington recruiters visiting the campus looking for war help in the Capitol city. "This was probably the most exciting chapter of all of our lives," reports Mary Charles Layne, a friend and fellow WWII government gal. "We were caught up in the patriotic fervor and loved living as independent young women in the hub of it all. Being around lots of handsome young GIs didn't hurt, either." Frances gained top-secret clearance for her work at the Pentagon and was stationed in the decoding room where messages from allies and commanders came in. As the first reports trickled in detailing rumors of atrocities being committed by the Germans against the Jews, the initial reaction of her superiors was disbelief. "No one could conceive that anything so horrific could be carried out on such a scale," Frances would remember. Love came to Frances while in Washington, meeting young GI, John Edward Clay, and marrying him in the army chapel of Ft Myer. Their marriage lasted 19 years and produced two daughters, Charmaine Clay (Sell) and Laura Ann Clay (Trueman). Their married life was spent in Cincinnati, Ohio. They divorced and after all those years as a mother and homemaker, Frances returned to Indiana University at age 44 to complete her college degree. Her example inspired both her daughters. Frances is survived by her brother, Bill Glenn, of Derby Indiana; daughter Charmaine Sell and son-in-law, Dave Sell, of Heathrow, Florida; grandson Peter Michael Sell of Dallas, Texas, and daughter, Laura Clay Trueman, son-in-law Patrick (sr.), grandson Patrick (Jr), and granddaughters Claire Frances and Elizabeth Ann of Oakton, Virginia. A memorial service for Frances will be March 25 at 3:00 pm at the Church of the Cross, 13500 Freshman Lane in Ft Myers. Mari (Sheets) Butler, a childhood friend of daughter Laura and the wife of the Reverend Mike Butler, will give the eulogy on her behalf. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Community Room of Caloosa Bayview, where Frances wanted all who shared in her life to gather and laugh in joy and tenderness as they remember her.
   Fort Myers News-Press, November 20, 1986 - Ms.. Irby Elizabeth Clay, Alva native, died November 18, 1986. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Mansie V Clay. She is survived by her son Lewis (Beth) Clay. Ms. Clay was a teacher in Lee County, FL for 43 years. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 2008 - Eloise D. (Ryals) Claytor, age 60, of Alva, FL, died Sunday, February 3, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer and Parkinson's disease. She was born July 24, 1947 in N. Fort Myers, FL and moved to Alva in 1972. Eloise was a lifelong resident of Lee County and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for twenty years in both Alva and Lehigh Acres. She loved both fishing and boating. She will be forever missed. She leaves behind her husband of forty-three years, Donald, son, Donald Claytor Jr. and wife Sherri of Alva, grandson, Gary Clark, U.S.A.F Japan and granddaughter: Breahna Claytor of Alva. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Alva Cemetery with Pastor Jerome Sears of Oak Grove Holiness Church, Muse officiating. Viewing will be held Tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers.  Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Fort Myers, FL.

  Fort Myers News-Press Oct 17, 2005 Phyllis Carol (Warren) Cleary, Crystal River, formerly of Seminole, died Monday (Oct. 17, 2005) in the Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Crystal River. Born in North Star, Mich., she came here in 2001 from Seminole, where she lived since 1985. She was a registered nurse for House Calls Home Health Care and an alumnus of the Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville. She was a member of the Gulf to Lake Church of Crystal River. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Cook, Eldersburg, Md.; two sons, Walter S. Mason, Crystal River, and William E. Mason, Clearwater; her mother, Clara Warren, Lakeland; two sisters, Janice Jeter, Fort Myers, and Virginia Deal, Lakeland; four brothers, David Warren, Lakeland, Dale Warren, Wisconsin, Pastor Ronald Warren, Sarasota, and Paul Warren, Alturis; and four grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home and Cremation, Inverness. FMHS 1959
     Fort Myers News-Press, July 24, 2010 - Phyllis E. Cleaver, 77, of N. Fort Myers died Wednesday July 21 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. Formerly of Merrick, New York, she had resided here for the past 21 years. Phyllis was an inspector for the Bolova Watch Company for 37 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Franklin, and her niece, Marianne (Irwin) Saffran. Funeral services will be held Monday July 26 at 11:00 AM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Entombment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. 
        Fort Myers News-Press, December 29, 2005 - Alice Eliza Clement, 89, of Ft. Myers died December 19, 2005 at Hope Hospice. She was born August 14, 1916 in Dade City, Fl. To her parents the late Leon M. and Mary Blanche Clement. Alice was a life long resident of Ft. Myers. She was a 1937 graduate of Ft. Myers High School. She retired from the City of Ft. Myers where she worked for over 30 years with the Clerk's office. Alice was a life time member of Tice United Methodist Church and a member of the Ft. Myers Pioneer Club. Survivors include her two sisters Mary Ann Smith, Lake Wales, Fl, and Thelma B. Mays, Ft. Myers. One brother William Faye, Ft. Myers and many nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers L.M. Clement, Jr. and Lewis Clement and one sister Elizabeth Clement. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday December 31, 2005 at Tice United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Friday evening at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Chapel between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Burial will take place 10:00 AM Saturday January 7, 2006 at The Ft. Myers City Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press Feb 20 2004 Leon Morse Clement, Jr. (Uncle Bubba, Grandpa), 81, of Fort Myers, died Sunday, February 15, 2004 at Cypress Community Care Center. He was born in Moore Haven, FL the son of the late Leon and Mary Blanche Clement and was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth and brother, Lewis Clement. Leon was happily married to his wife, Doris for 59 years before her death in 2003. He was retired from the Lee County School Board. He was an active member of Edgewood United Methodist Church. Leon loved the Lord and has gone to be with him. Leon is survived by his devoted children, Leon M. (Violita) Clement III (FMHS 1966), of Great Falls, Montana, Victoria Moore of Fort Myers, grandchildren, Robert Lania of Virginia Beach, VA, Maria Clement of Denver, CO, Jayson and Daniel Moore, both of Fort Myers, eight great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sisters, Maryann Smith of Lake Wales, FL, Alice Clement and Thelma Mays, both of Fort Myers and brother, William F. Clement of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 PM on Saturday, February 21 at Edgewood United Methodist Church, 930 Fremont St., Fort Myers with Pastor Paul Vernon officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers and on Saturday from 11:30 AM until the time of the service.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 26, 1971 - Lewis C. Clement, 50, of 321 Royal Palm Park Road, died Friday morning. He was market manager for Bilo Store and had lived here for the past 44 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Janet Clement, one daughter, Pamela Blanche Clement; sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, Lake Wales; Miss Alice E. Clement, Mrs. Thelma Mays; two brothers, Leon M. Clement Jr., Fort Myers; William F. Clement, LaBelle. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. C. Reed Doverspike and Rev. Owen C. Driskell officiating. Pallbearers will be S. E. Poole, Jim Prevatt, Jack Clement, Frank Smith, Billy Joe Browning and James Drawdy. Honorary pallbearers will be Otto Huffman, Larry Huffman, George Jones, Robert Giles and Fred Spurr. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press-August 31, 2008- William Fay "Bill" Clement Sr., age 84, of Fort Myers, passed away August 30, 2008 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born July 28, 1924 in Moore Haven, the son of the late Leon M. and the late Mary Blanche (Skull) Clement. He served during WWII in the Navy. Bill was the Hendry County Department of Roads and Bridges. He had been a member of the First Christian Church of LaBelle and the Tice United Methodist Church of Fort Myers, the Tice and LaBelle Lyons Club and the LaBelle American Legion Post. Survivors include two sons; William "Billy" (Deborah) Clement of Palmdale, Jack (Pat) Clement of TX and his daughters; Karen (Terry) Daniels of Fort Myers, FL, Margi (Jerry) Stier of MT and one sister; Thelma Mays of Fort Myers, FL; his granddaughters Deanna (Chris) Van Emmerk of Punta Gorda, FL, and Sherri Smith; grandsons, Jack (Carolyn) Clement, Terry Daniels Jr., Russell Clement, Sean Clement , all of Fort Myers, and Kevin Lashbrook of MT; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis Clement and L.M. Clement, his sisters, Alice Clement, Mary Ann Smith, Beth Clement, his father, Leon M. Clement and mother, Mary Blanche Skull-Clement, a great-grandson, Vance Clement, a niece Alice Faye Huffman and his beloved wife, Mary Clement.The family would like to gratefully acknowledge Hope Hospice, Dr. Hirchak and staff at Shell Point Village, the staff of Lakes assisted Living Facility, Nancy, Mary, Fay and Chris, the Encore Village Staff, Barrington Terrace, Evergreen Staff and Dad's Hospice nurse Linda.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers with Reverend Frank Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery, Ortona.Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 10, 2013 - Gilbert Clemente, 83, of Cape Coral passed away Monday April 8, 2013 at his home. He was born on September 27, 1929. Gil lived in New York for many years where he co owned and operated Balport Construction in Hawthorne, NY. He moved to Cape Coral 1980. He was a member of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church and served his country honorably with the U.S. Army. Gil was preceded in death by his former wife Florence in 1990 and three brothers Dominic, Victor, and Louis Survivors include his wife of 15 years Theresa of Cape Coral, Two children; Mark Clemente and Kara (Maurice) O'Connor of N. Ft. Myers, one sister Marianne Clemente of Barnegat, NJ, and  three grandchildren; Kevin, Heather, and Brian of N. Ft. Myers.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday April 11, 2013 at Fuller Metz Funeral Home with Fr. John Deary officiating. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends for viewing one hour prior to service time beginning at 10:00 AM. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Gil's Life Tribute and share a memory or condolence.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 29, 1934 - Mrs. Mary L. Clements, active member of the Presbyterian church and well known in Fort Myers social circles, died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday morning. She had been taken there Friday for an operation. Mrs. Clements, the wife of Victor Clements of Russell park, was 46 years old. She came to Fort Myers from North Dakota, her native state. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Clements is survived by two stepdaughters, Martha May and Almeda Clements. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday at the First Presbyterian church. Dr. William Graham Kennedy will read the service. Arrangements are in charge of L. W. Engelhardt & Sons. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Kaune, Milford Weigle, Morgan Lewis, A. H. Draughon, sr., F. H. Meller, W. Glenn Gibson, W. L. Draughon, A. H. Draughon, jr., Bob King and H. C. Baillie. Active pallbearers are H. N. Solomon, Guy M. Strayhorn, George Hoffman, Oscar Sheets, O. D. Sullivan and Henderson Campbell.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 28 2004-- Elmetta C. Clemons, 88, went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2004. She was a native Floridian residing since 1960 on N. Miramar Rd. in the Russell Park Community. She is survived by her 6 children, Immy Clemons of Lehigh, Louise Helverston, Audrey Futch and Billy Clemons all of Ft. Myers, Dorothy Davis of Cairo, GA, Pauline Futch of Montverde, FL. 3 generations of grandchildren. Brother, Everett Clark of Crystal River. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Elmetta was an active member of her home church, The Church of God of Prophecy for over 67 years. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 from 6-8PM at the Church of God of Prophecy, Marian St., Ft. Myers. Funeral services Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 10AM at the church. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

         Baltimore Sun, June 1, 2012 - James Dudley Clendinen relished nothing more than telling a great story — even the story of his impending death.A journalist and author who wrote for The New York Times and had once served as an editor for The Baltimore Sun, Mr. Clendinen died Wednesday at Baltimore's Joseph Richey House hospice of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 67.He chronicled his 18-month struggle with the condition commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease on Baltimore public radio station WYPR in a series titled "Living with Lou: Dudley Clendinen on a Good, Short Life.""I remember him telling me, 'It's official. I have ALS, and I want to tell this story,'" said longtime friend Tom Hall, a host of WYPR's "Maryland Morning" whose interview questions helped frame Mr. Clendinen's radio pieces. "He said, 'It's the last great story I will tell. The only difference is, I will be the protagonist.'""Living with Lou" began airing on WYPR in February 2011; the last piece aired Jan. 30. Over the course of the year, in segments broadcast every other Monday, Mr. Clendinen would talk about the incurable degenerative disease taking over his body.He would talk about living with ALS, about spending time with his friends and family, about suicide, about health care policy, about the prospect of hospice care. No topic was off limits, and the result was a candid and honest account of a man staring down his final days. By turns funny and poignant, engaging and heartbreaking, it became a hit with listeners."People responded to [the segments] immediately," said Mr. Hall, who was with his friend on the day he died. "The listeners felt they got to know Dudley. Everywhere I go in town, people ask, 'How's Dudley?' In restaurants, farmers' markets, grocery stores."Even when ALS made it difficult for him to talk, Mr. Clendinen relished the chance to continue telling his story. He loved engaging people, friends and family said. And he hoped the pieces he was producing for radio — as well as an essay published in The New York Times last July and a memoir he was working on — would make it easier for people to talk about death and dying."He felt it was important to describe in detail all the subtle stages of transformation that occur," said Joshua Batten, Mr. Clendinen's friend and housemate. "His illness was so drawn-out, but he was somebody who found it so important to live in the moment, to describe the moment, and to continue to make lemonade out of lemons."A graduate of Plant High School in his native Tampa, Fla., James Dudley Clendinen came by his writing chops honestly. His father, James, was chairman of the editorial board of the Tampa Tribune; his mother, Barbara Harrison Clendinen, was the paper's food and society editor. After earning a degree in history in 1968 from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Clendinen worked as a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times.Mr. Clendinen's journalism career encompassed roughly 30 years and included two stints at The New York Times, plus editing roles at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Sun. He covered a range of sensitive and far-reaching topics, including politics, health care, homelessness and — especially after publicly acknowledging his own homosexuality — gay rights.He wrote two books, 1999's "Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America" and 2008's "A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America," an ennobling and deceptively joyous look at life in a Tampa retirement home where his mother spent her final years. He continued writing freelance newspaper pieces and taught writing at the University of Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins University. He had lived in Baltimore since coming to work for The Sun in the early 1990s.A recovering alcoholic who proudly spent the last 22 years of his life sober, Mr. Clendinen began developing slurred speech in May 2010. It took six months for doctors to confirm his suspicions — that he was suffering from ALS. It was attacking his vocal cords, tongue and diaphragm, making it difficult for him to talk.But Mr. Clendinen decided to use what time he had left — doctors gave him from one to three years to live — to let people know how the disease was affecting him, and to try and make things easier on his family and friends. At the suggestion of Mr. Hall, he began recording "Living with Lou."His sister, Melissa Spring, said that decision was typical of her brother. "He always used his storytelling as a stage for whatever phase of life he was going through," she said. The radio pieces, she added, "taught me much about courage and living life."In his first piece, which aired Feb. 21, 2011, Mr. Clendinen recalled the day the diagnosis of ALS was confirmed. Typical of the series, his thoughts were clear-eyed and not self-pitying, in equal measures honest and humorous."I'd had thoughts before," he told Mr. Hall, "as a dramatic adolescent, of running my car into a wall, and the Hallelujah Chorus comes out saying how great I was, and how good it was to know me, and how much they're going to miss me. I came out of the medical building to an empty parking lot and no Hallelujah Chorus. There was nobody to tell me how anybody felt, and I wasn't sure how I felt. We don't get prepared for that. Among the things life does not prepare us for is the news that we're going to die a lot sooner than we thought."Work on his book wasn't complete when he died, but Mr. Clendinen had prepared for that, lining up several friends to tie up any loose ends he left behind."Dudley was going to tell this last story as best he could," said author and Boston Globe reporter Sally Jacobs, one of the half-dozen or so friends he tasked with finishing the book if he couldn't. "It was his big swan song, and he was going to enjoy it."A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway.Mr. Clendinen is survived by his daughter, Whitney Clendinen, of Silver Spring, and by his sister, who lives in Tampa. His marriage to Nancy Barrett ended in divorce.*** Tampa Tribune, June 1, 2012 - Author and journalist James Dudley Clendinen had a gift for words, writing and storytelling – a passion he remained dedicated to until the end of his life.Clendinen, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, woke up late Wednesday in his Baltimore, Md. home. He showered and worked on his book about living and dying with ALS.He died that night, said his childhood and longtime friend David Hall."He was staying true to the end," Hall said.Clendinen, 67, who was born in Tampa, was a successful journalist and nonfiction writer who brought issues in his life to a wider audience.He wrote the books "Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America," and "A Place Called Canterbury: A Tale of the New Old Age in America" about life in the Canterbury Tower retirement home on Bayshore Boulevard. He had moved into the retirement home for more than a year while his mother was living there.Clendinen attended Wilson Junior High and graduated in 1962 from Plant High, where he wrote for and was editor of the school newspaper.He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and his journalism career grew from there. He worked at the St. Petersburg Times, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Baltimore Sun.His father, James Clendinen, worked at The Tampa Tribune as the chairman of the editorial board. His mother, Barbara Harrison Clendinen, was an editor at The Tampa Tribune for the food and society sections.He wrote essays for numerous publications over the years. One that drew the most attention was entitled "The Good Short Life" and was published last July in the New York Times. The intensely personal article detailed his life with ALS and how he was prepared to end his life himself before the disease killed him.His friends said from an early age recognized an intelligent peer who had a distinct vocabulary and wasn't the shy type.He was a "guy with a great sense of humor, keen intellect, remarkable vocabulary, a sparkling wit and a twinkle in his eye," said Jim Ferman Jr., his longtime friend and classmate at Plant High.While his writing talent propelled him to the top of his profession, he didn't take his passion for writing and journalism for granted. His hard work is what propelled his success, said friend and classmate Judy Tampa."He put his nose to the grindstone and practiced," Tampa said. His successes "came from a lot of experience and hard work. He was diligent about his craft. It served him well."Six months ago, Stewart Lippe began work on a documentary on Clendinen's life. Lippe was motivated by the New York Times essay Clendinen wrote about living with ALS.As the documentary progressed, the focus evolved to encompass Clendinen's life, his wisdom and what he had to teach about living life, Lippe said."He was a good writer and had a good sense of humanity," said Lippe, of Tampa. "He was also generous and very open to all kinds of people. He didn't have intellectual snobbery.""His personal life became his public life, and it also became what he wrote about," Lippe said.Clendinen is survived by his daughter, Whitney Clendinen, of Silver Springs, Md., and his sister, Melissa Spring, of Tampa.A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Baltimore, Md. A memorial service will be held in Tampa at a later date.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 17, 1937 - Funeral services for W. S. Click of Lakeport, father of J. S. Click of this city, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Christian church with the Rev. W. E. Dance officiating. Officers of the church will serve as pall-bearers. Mr. Click died of a heart attack while enroute from Lakeport to Fort Myers for medical attention. A former resident of Missouri, Mr. Click moved to Arcadia in 1912 and has lived there, in Fort Myers and at Lakeport. He was a charter member of the Arcadia Christian church and well known for his religious work and personal evangelism. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lura Click; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Denton and Miss Phoebe Click of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Delia Bradshaw of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Maude Hollman of Arcadia and Mrs. Dolly Hawkins of Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Edgar Click of Springfield, Mo., John and Herbert Click, Lakeport and seven children; J. S. Click, Fort Myers, David Click, Waterbury, Conn., Sherman Click, Lakeport, Roscoe Click, Miami, Anna Ruth Click, Philadelphia, Mrs. S. D. Newell, Tampa and Mrs. Quentin Bussell, Mobile, Ala.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 12, 2013 - Carl A. Clifford, 88, of North Ft. Myers, Fl. died April 10, 2013. Carl is survived by his sister-in-law, Lucille C. (Gene) Ellerman of Cape Coral, Fl., nephew, Steve (Lori) Schulz of Sanibel, Fl., brother-in-law Walter (Alice) Schulz, of Cincinnati, OH., sister-in-law Betty Tharp of Cincinnati, OH., and many nieces, nephews, & numerous close friends from Horizon Village in North Ft. Myers, Fl. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Clifford in 1998. Graveside services will be held Monday April 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, Fl. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home

Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 1938 - Mrs. Edna Clifford, 71-year-old winter visitor from Lebanon, Ind., died early yesterday morning at the home of her daugher at 2017 Poinciana avenue. She had been ill for two months. Mrs. Clifford is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Fred Neptune. Mr. and Mrs. Neptune will accompany the body to Lebanon and burial will be there. Lawrence A. Powelel has charge of local arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 1933 - Thomas Clifford, aged 72, of Pendleton, Ind., a winter visitor of Fort Myers, for a number of years, died unexpectedly late last night at 225 Second street, after a sudden illness. With members of his family and a party of friends, Mr. Clifford went fishing yesterday afternoon. Although his health had not been good for some time, he did not appear to be ailing while on the fishing excursion. Soon after arriving home, however, he became suddenly ill and died within a few hours. Mr. Clifford is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Nepture, also of Pendleton, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Neptune have been visiting here for some time. Arrangements were made by Lawrence Powell for sending Mr. Clifford's remains to Lebanon, Ind., for burial.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 23 2005 - James C. "Jim" Clifton, 73, passed away February 20, 2005. He was preceded in death by his mother Nellie and his father Carl. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Joan, his daughters Jamie Garofolo, Dana Serbin, granddaughter Samantha Serbin, son-in-law William Garofolo, his brother-in-law Marvin and Carolyn Clifton, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jackie and Edward Neuman. He was a native Floridian and a veteran of the United States Air Force, he was a manager of a retail store, and he loved to fish and garden. A memorial funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 2 PM.In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimers Association, 225 North Michigan, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

Karen Nicole Clifton, 22, of Mt. Zion, died bravely at 12:30 p.m. June 21, 2007, from combat related injuries in Baghdad, Iraq. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion, with Rev. Eugene Worthy officiating. Burial will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek, with full military honors provided by the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Karen N. Clifton Scholarship Fund c/o Prairie State Bank or to the Bob Dondeville Veteran's Memorial c/o Soy Capital Bank. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family via email c/o www.dawson-wikoff.com. Karen was born May 10, 1985 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Doug V. Clifton and Chris (Maurer) Hancock. She attended Mt. Zion schools through her junior year and was active in the Mt. Zion Police Department Explorer's Program. She moved to Florida in her senior year and finished her high school education. She then returned to Illinois and enlisted in the U.S. Army to begin a career with the Military Police. She currently was serving her country and obtained the rank of Specialist in the 544th MP CO, Forward Platoon, 630th MP CO, 759th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade, U.S. Army, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has been posthumous promoted to the rank of Corporal and has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Good Conduct Medal. Surviving is her Father: Doug V. Clifton of Mt. Zion; Mother: Chris Hancock of Illiopolis; Sisters: Cindy Blackston and her husband Blake of Mobile, Alabama, and Katie Maple of Illiopolis; Step-Sister: Heather Maple of Lehigh Acres, FL; Step-Brother Sean Maple of Triumph, IL; Paternal Grandparents: Vernon and Carol Clifton of Decatur; Maternal Grandparents: Sheila and Richard Cairns of Decatur; Grandfather: Lee Maurer of Decatur; Nephew: Corbin Davis and Niece: Allysa Davis. Also surviving are many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins who loved her. She was preceded in death by one niece. Doug and Chris wish to thank all their friends and family for all their love, compassion and support. Karen was truly loved and will not be forgotten.
    Tampa Tribune, January 7, 2006 - Earl C. Cline., 71, of Moore Haven, passed away January 4, 2006, in Clewiston. Earl was born August 23, 1934, in Franklin, Ky., to the late Otis Lee Cline and Katie "Goad" Cline. He was a veteran of The U.S. Army and a skilled carpenter. He was a member of both First Baptist Church and American Legion in Moore Haven. He was also a member of The Gideons International. Survivors include his wife,Martha Jane "Bombei" Cline of Moore Haven; sons, Michael Dean Cline (Connie), Fort Myers, Earl R. Cline (Kara), Moore Haven, and David Cline (Susie), Moore Haven; daughter, Nancy Cline Wilkerson (Rodney), Coral Springs; sisters, Judy Kay Mathis (Lewis M.), Tallahassee, Betty Jean Bombei (Bob) New Braunfels, Texas., and Barbara Lee Hammond (Raymond), Springfield, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Moore Haven. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2006, at First Baptist Church, Moore Hav en, with the Revs. Sherrill Tillery and Earl D. Cline officiating. Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery with military honors conducted by Moore Haven American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Gideons International. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 27 – 29, 2013 - Charles Keith “Chuck” Clingenpeel 76, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Well known as "Chuck" he was born March 3, 1937 in Flora, Indiana. His family moved to Florida in the mid 1950's. He attended schools in Englewood/Venice, Sarasota and Fort Myers. He graduated from Fort Myers Senior High School in 1955. He immediately joined the  army  and became airborne of which he was so proud. Chuck became a police officer first with the City of Fort Myers and moved on the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a total of approximately 30 years. He loved his job and his many dear friends he worked with and those he met along the way. He never ceased loving to listen and talk about their many experiences. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Dollie Clingenpeel and infant sister Carolyn. Chuck is survived by his loving/caring wife Carole of 35 years; two daughters, LeeAnn (Larry) Dowell, Jana (Terry) Hackler and two step children, Dana (Harold) Brownell and Daniel Franklin Middleton Jr. He was so proud to have six grandchildren, C.J. Hackler (Kim), Lane and Carter Hackler, Rebecca and Jessie Dowell and Colby Brownell. He is survived by his brother J.R. Clingenpeel and sister Barbara Noland and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 S.R. 82 Ft.Myers, FL 33913 on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 12 - 2:00PM. Funeral services will follow with Rev. Thomas W. Langford Sr. (brother in law) officiating. Honorary pallbearers from the Lee County Sheriff's office will assist with entombment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to you favorite charity in Charles' name. Info 239-334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 29 2004-- Keith G. Close, 58, Ft. Myers, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 12/27/04. He was born in Morgantown, WV an was a union electrician for many years. He and his wife came to Ft. Myers from Morgantown in 1989 and was a member of the McGregor Baptist Church and the I.B.E.W., Local 382, Columbia, SC. He is survived by his loving wife, Treva, his mother, Irene Close, Sarasota, FL; 2 sons, Gary (Kim) Close, and Paul Close of Ft. Myers; a brother, Paul L. (Rose) Close, Sarasota, FL and 1 grandson, John Michael Close, Ft. Myers. Funeral services will be celebrated on Thursday, 12/30/ 2004, at 2:00 PM at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with visitation two hours prior to the services. Entombment will follow in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 25, 1933 - Mrs. Marie Clutz, 62 years old, died yesterdayafternoon at her home, 986 East First street. Mrs. Clutz is survived by her husband, a son, Clarence, and a daughter, Miss Veda Clutz. Mrs. Clutz had lived here since 1913, coming from Indiana. Services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Edgewood Methodist church with the Rev. E. N. Philpot officiating. Lawrence A. Powell, Inc., has charge of arrangements. Pall beareres will be J. C. sumner, C. W. Sherouse, J. G. Jeffcoat, J. P. Underwood, J. C. Foshee and J. T. Infinger.

    Fort Myers News-Press, January 31, 1938 - Robert Clutz, 70, died last night at his home at 986 E. First street after a short illness. He is survived by a son, Clarence, a daughter, Mrs. D. F. Lamons, a brother, Harvey and a sister, Mrs. Clara Bricker of Ohio. Mr. Clutz came to Lee county in 1913 from Ohio. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements and funeral services will be announced later.
    Robert S. Clutz, 76, a Fort Myers native, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Ruth M. Clutz; his loving children, Elizabeth Clutz, Melinda (Sean) Delaney, Robert “Guy” (Christy) Clutz, Brian Clutz, Tommy (Cara) Clutz; his beautiful grandchildren; and sister Nancy (Jerry) Nelson; as well as countless nieces, nephews, and other family and friends who mourn his passing. Friends may gather to pay respects from 9 – 11am, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Anderson Patterson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33916 (239) 694-4121. A celebration of Robert’s life will begin at 11am, Pastor FT Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

The Fort Myers Press, January 19, 1927 - Edwin M. Coats, 77 years of age, of Springfield, Mass., died in the Lee Memorial hospital early this morning. He was taken to the hospital yesterday afternoon. Mr. Coats was a winter visitor in Fort Myers, and came here in company with a brother and a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Holmes, also of Springfield, who are his sole survivors. The body is being cared for at the Englehardt Funeral home and will be taken to his former home for burial Mr. Coats, brother of the deceased, and Mrs. Holmes will accompany the body, leaving late this afternoon.
     Fort Myers News-Press May 14, 2009 Lorraine V. Cobb, 82, of Fort Myers died Tuesday May 12, 2009. She was born in Elmira, NY February 14, 1927 to Russell and Ruth Sparling. She married Clifford P. Cobb in 1955, who proceeded her in death in 1996. She owned and operated a beauty salon in New York for many years. Lorraine moved to Cape Coral in 1996 from Horseheads, NY. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. Survivors include her son Clifford P. (Elaine) Cobb of Cape Coral, one daughter Michele (Thomas) McKibbin of Horseheads, NY, one sister Melva Burnett of Clifton Springs, NY, three grandchildren; Thomas and Fiancé Bojona McKibbin, Joshua McKibbin and Dr. Tracie (Shawn) Vallone-Sherwin, two great-grandchildren Christopher and Matthew Sherwin and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.Funeral Services will be conducted 3:00 PM Friday May 15th, 2009 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Viewing will be two hours prior to service time. The family would like to thank the Springwood Court Staff for their excellent care of Lorraine.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 12, 1936 - Mrs. Isabell Cochran, 67-year-old resident of LaBelle, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital following injuries suffered in an automobile accident Sunday at LaBelle. She had been a resident of Hendry county since 1912. Mrs. Cochran is survived by her husband, C. C.Cochran, two sons, Hugh of Texas and Lee of LaBelle, and three daughters, Mrs. A. R. Carlton of Fort Green, Mrs. John Townsend of Ortona and Mrs. Myrtle King of Frostproof. Funeral charges with the Rev. Morris Wiggins in charge will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at LaBelle. L. W. Engelhardt and Sons have charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, Nov 29 2004 - Margaret Elizabeth Speicher Cochran died peacefully on November 24, 2004 at Shell Point Village, Ft. Myers, Florida after blessing her family and community for past 106 years. Margaret was born in 1898 in Swatow, China, the daughter of Jacob and Anna Speicher, missionaries of the American Baptist Church. She graduated from Denison University in Ohio, class of 1920 and married Friend Morris Cochran that year, Morris, former Vice President for Business at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, preceded Margaret in death after 63 years of marriage. Margaret and Morris were parents of two children, Charles (deceased) and Barbara Cochran Whitney. Margaret was a leader in innumerable civic and religious organizations, including local hospitals, schools, the Greater Providence YMCA, her retirement community and the United Methodist Church. She was a founding member and the first lay leader of Faith United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers, FL. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Friend Morris (1887-1983), son, Charles Morris (1921-2004) and granddaughter, Susan Cochran (1949-1950). Margaret is survived by her daughter, Barbara Whitney, daughter-in-law, Marjorie Cochran, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 15690 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 at 11:00 AM.

    Fort Myers News-Press, January 22, 1933 - Mrs. Mattie Cochran died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Watt Lawler. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Powell's chapel with the Rev. William Graham Kennedy, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducting the service. The pallbearers will be Peter P. Schutt, D. W. Boyd, Virgil C. Robb, Frank Fulkerson, George Woolsey and Paul C. Franklin. Mrs. Cochran was 79 years of age last November. She had been living with Mr. and Mrs. Lawler since she was taken seriously ill nearly two years ago. For the past 22 months she has been confined to her bed. Before that, although not being in good health for some eight years, she had been up and around daily, taking an active interest in community and social affairs in which many of her host of friends had a part. She lived at the Franklin Arms hotel where she was as popular with tourist guests as she was with her home folk. Besides Mrs. Lawler the survivors are another daughter, Mrs. Walter Guy Mortland of New York, who has visited here during her mother's illness, and a sister, Mrs. John F. McCallum of Abbington, Va. Her husband, Dr. J. F. Cochran, died here 16 years ago at the age of 72. She will be buried beside him in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Cochran was born in Bartlett, Tenn., near Memphis, and was educated at the Synodical Female College in Florence, Ala. She was married to Dr. Cochran at Memphis and they came here 20 years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American revolution.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 20, 2004 - Cyrus M. Cochrane, 82 of Cape Coral died Wednesday evening in Cape Coral Hospital. He was born in Evanston, IL and moved here in 1971 coming from Freeport, Grand Bahamas. Mr. Cochrane was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the CMCS and was an avid sailer. Survivors include his wife, Grace; sons, Bruce A. (Lisa) Cochrane of Sanibel, Gordon A. (Judy) Cochrane of Phoenix, AZ, Kim D. (Dolly) Cochrane of Castleberry, FL and Stephen R. Cochrane of Ft. Myers; daughter, Lee S. (Bruce) Gosse of King George, VA and grandchildren, Eric and Ian Gosse. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 3:00 PM at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in the church's memorial garden. Arrangements are by the Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

     Fort Myers News-Press, December 21, 1949 - Mrs. Sarah Douglas Cochran, 85, of New York Drive, Tice, died last night at her residence.  She is survived by five sons: Robert Douglas, LaBelle, Dallas Douglas, Groveland, Cullie Douglas, Tice, Riley Douglas, LaBelle, Allen Douglas, Nocatee, Ruben Douglas Miami; two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Thigpen, Bokeelia, Mrs. Readi Taylor, Tice; two brothers, Lawrence and Doc Summeralls, both of Arcadia; two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Griffin and Mrs. T. L. Wiggins, both of LaBelle.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Ortona Cemetery at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Floyd O'Bannon officiating.  Arrangements by McQueen and Young, funeral directors.

Fort Myers News- Press, September  9, 2012 - Robert L. "Bob" Codding, 51, of Fort Myers, FL died on September 4, 2012 at Hope Hospice. He was born on February 19,1961 in Fort Myers, FL , a son of Jack L. and Barbara M. (Smith) Codding. Bob was employed by Century Link for the past 31 years.He is survived by his wife, Pamela M. Codding and brothers and sisters.A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM in Saint Raphael's Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr. (off Estero Blvd.), Fort Myers Beach, FL.In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or American Lung Association , 3645 Bonita Beach Road Bonita Springs, FL 34134.

Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 20 2005-- Randy William Cody, 47, of Ft. Myers passed away January 17, 2005 at Lee Memorial Hospital. He was born in Miami on September 29, 1957 to Earl and Reba Cody. Randy is survived by his wife of 22 years, Charlene (Campbell) Cody, his daughters, Coryn and Tessa, parents, Earl and Reba of Ft. Myers, his sister, LaDonna Cody-Sadler of Cape Coral, his brother Earl of Tampa, four grandchildren, godson Nick Hill and many nieces and nephews who will dearly miss him. Randy was owner of both Premier Courier and Hurricane Courier Service of Ft. Myers. An active participant in local sports programs including Little League, the Estero High Football chain gang, Pop Warner football, as well as local softball and football programs. He also supported radio where Randy was known as "Wildcat Randy" for his humor filled calls on sports. His enthusiasm as a coach and fan will be greatly missed by all. Visitation will be held Sunday January 23, 2005 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home (St. Rd. 82) from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Light of Ft. Myers Cypress View.

    Fort Myers News-Press, July 18, 1952 - Funeral services for Lawrence B. Coffee will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas C. Smart officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul C. Ley, Harold K. Stebbin, Floyd L. Lackey, Ray Morgan, K. H. Williams, L. Tew, G. R. Ward and Clifford Berry. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 29, 2007 - Arvel Garst Coffey, 79, of Fort Myers, FL passed away April 27, 2007. Mr. Coffey was born May 25, 1927 in Roanoke, VA, a son of the late Everett and Glendola Wood Coffey. Arvel was the owner of a candy brokerage for over 30 years and was also the National Sales Manager of Hollywood Brands Candy Co. He was a veteran of WW11 serving with the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dale Freese and a sister, Phyllis Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Mildred K. Coffey; his children, Glenn (Mary) Coffey, Katherine Freese and Linda (Jeff) Long; his grandchildren, Jamie Freese, Jason Freese, Mandy Long, Angela Long and Jennifer Coffey; brothers, Gerald Coffey and Talmadge Coffey and a sister, Iris Roach. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, 2007 at 10:30AM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30AM prior to services. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Talking Books in care of the Lee County Library System, N. Fort Myers, FL. 

Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 27 2005-- Charles Wray Coffman, age 70, of North Ft. Myers, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 24 at Cape Coral Hospital following a brief illness. Charles was a long-time resident of Florida, moving here following his service as Mayor of the City of Dublin, OH. A graduate of Dublin High School and Otterbein College in Westerville, OH, he owned and operated his own excavating company for many years. Active in the community, he had been a leader in the Dublin Community Church, a member of the Scottish Rite, and most recently a member of the Araba Temple. Charles is survived by his wife of 46 years, Heather, sister Carol Tyson (Bob), son Russ (Linda), daughters Lisa (Alex) and Laura (Keith) and son Jason (Jennifer), and grandchildren Katie, Kellie, Ashley Anne, Ashley Michelle, Brittney, Garrett and Gunner. His parents, Clark and Helen Coffman of Dublin, OH, preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 PM in the Lee Memorial Park located at 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

   Fort Myers News-Press May 15, 2009 Gladys C. Cohen is being remembered as one of the sweetest teachers to ever head a class in the Lee County Public School system. Mrs. Cohen taught thousands of children during her 30 plus year teaching career. She taught at Attucks Elementary in Broward County, Dunbar Elementary, and Orangewood Elementary in Lee County. Mrs. Cohen entered the Kingdom of God Saturday, May 9, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was a faithful and dedicated member of St. John First Missionary Baptist Church for nearly 70 years. Her selfless service included: Willing Workers Ministry, Senior Women Mission Ministry, Sunday School Teacher, Decorating Committee, and Memorial in Lights Committee. Mrs. Cohen was also a Golden/Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for more than 60 years. She was a charter member of both Zeta Rho Omega Chapter in Ft. Lauderdale, and Theta Nu Omega Chapter in Ft. Myers, Florida. She served as Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Internal Auditor, Historian, and Chairperson of the Mother-Daughter Tea. Her community service included Daughter of Isis, Eastern Star, and the Black History Society. Mrs. Cohen was preceded in the sunset of her life by her husband of more than 50 years Mr. Robert C. Cohen. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted daughter, Clarice Diane Cohen Davis, grand-daughter, Victoria LaClaire Elmira Davis, great-grandson Charles E. Williams, Jr. and other family members. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church at 1:00p.m.The family will receive friends at the church Friday evening between the hours of 6pm and 8pm. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home, Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL, (239) 334-6440.

    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 1975 - Jack M. Cohen, 64, of North Fort Myers died Tuesday. A retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army and a resident here for the past 17 years, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 122 of Columbus, Ohio, and the Rabe O. Wilkison Post 38 American Legion of Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rachel Cohen; one daughter, Mrs.Yetta Morlock of Miami Beach; two brothers, Isaac Cohen of Columbus, Ohio, and Isadore Cohen of Kansas City, MO; 5 sisters, Mrs. Ida Braunstein of Philadelphia, Pa., Miss Sarah Cohen, Miss Mary Cohen, Miss Fannie Cohen and Miss Celia Cohen, all of Columbus, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by the Harvey Funeral Home.
      Fort Myers News Press, May 1, 1971 - Morris Cohen, 55, of 252 Ohio St., Fort Myers, died Friday at his residence after a long illness. He had been connected with the Liberty National Insurance Co. Among survivors are his widow, Mrs. Georgia H. Cohen; sons, Mack David Cohen, Robert Cohen; daughter, Susan Cohen; step-son, William Piety; sisters Norma Cohen of New Rochelle, N.Y., Mrs. Ana Sarner of Bronx,N. Y.; and brother, Leo Cohen of Bronx,N.Y. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rabbi Friedeman officiating. Pallbearers will be Otto Shaeffer, Alan Baun, Joseph Horowitz, William Robinson, Dr. Arnold Pinsker, and Jack Tanner. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Tanner, Sam Posner and Morton Goldberg. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 22, 2007 - Nathan “Nat” Cohen passed away suddenly on Monday, November 19, 2007 at the age of 84. He was born in New York on June 29, 1923 to Jack and Blanche Cohen. He was predeceased by his sisters Frances and Shirley.He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 19 at the beginning of WWII and spent 3 1/2 years protecting his country. After leaving the Army, he went to college at New York University for a few semesters. He then went into the textile business with his father. At this time, he met and married his wife Lenore (Nona), the women he loved all of his life. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this past November 8th. He was her husband, her love and her best friend through all their years together.He will be remembered by his sons Bruce Cohen and Fredic Cohen whom he loved so dearly and of whom he was very proud. He cared deeply for his daughter-in-law Eileen Cohen whom he said was an absolutely outstanding person. Above all, he loved and adored his granddaughter Jennifer more than words can say. I know that you are now at peace my love, but I have lost my best friend.A visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2007 at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery between the hours of 11 AM and 12 Noon with service at 12 Noon, entombment will follow.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 11, 2014 - Charles "Eddie" Coiner, age 73, of Lehigh Acres passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. He was born in Waynesboro, Virginia on May 6, 1940 to Charles and Edith Coiner. He served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. He was a past Commander of Lehigh Acres American Legion Post 323. He is survived by his wife, Liz; two children: Charles Coiner, Jr. and Sandy (Alan) Wagoner; three grandchildren: Amber, Megan and Keaton Boysen and his beloved dog, Tigger. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents. Eddie enjoyed the warmth of Florida, Alabama football and fishing. A graveside service will be held at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10 AM. Memorials may be made in his name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info. (239) 334-4880.
     Fort Myers News-Press August 30, 2009 - E. Lee Coker, 82, of Fort Myers, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. She was born June 26, 1927 in Tarrytown, GA and has lived in Florida most of her life. She lived in Myerlee Manor for several years, where she enjoyed many friendships.Surviving Mrs. Coker is her loving son, Daniel L. Coker and his wife, Janine; her two granddaughters: Krista Coker of St. Petersburg, FL and Carissa Coker of Fort Myers; and her three sisters: Cynthia Evans of Auburndale, FL, Nora Flowers of Atlantic Beach, FL and Meli Ferguson of MacClenny, FL. Mrs. Coker was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel L. Coker and her brother, James Boyd.As a young woman, Mrs. Coker worked as a cashier for the first Publix in Winter Haven. She had the privilege of knowing its founder, George Jenkins. After Publix, she pursued a career in bookkeeping until she retired to take care of her granddaughters after school. She was the picture of southern graciousness and loved by all who knew her.Funeral services and interment were held privately at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

  Fort Myers News-Press January 13, 2010 George Robert Coker, of Naples, passed away on Monday, January 11th at the age of 66. George was born in Fort Myers, FL on September 18, 1943 and served as a City Firefighter for many years.He is survived by his wife, Robyn, his mother, Lucille, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He was pre-deceased in death by his Daddy, Coleman, and his daughter Laura Cecile Coker.There will be a celebration of George's life at a future date.
      Fort Myers News-Press, May 23, 1999 - Mary Louise Colburn, 79, of LaBelle, died May 22, 1999 at Hope Hospice in Palm Coast, FL. She was born May 7, 1920, at Homeland, FL to Mellville Moody and Meda Moody. Survivors include a sister, Lydia Moody Davis; daughter, Mary Lee Hoskins; son, James Colburn; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garner officiating. Burial will follow a the Fort Denaud Cemetery. Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 2002 - John Gordon Colcord, 85, went home to be with the Lord on August 13, 2002. He was born in Fort Myers where he lived his entire life. For more than 45 years he owned his own business as a real estate broker and appraiser. For many many years was an an active deacon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers and in his later years at Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara (Dolly) Morris Colcord, of 48 years and his brothers, George and Jimmie. He is survived by his brother Tom (Esther), nieces, Marcia (Cliff) Keller, Kimberly (John) D'Agostino, a nephew, Kevin (Celeste) Colcord and his beloved church family at Westminster Presbyterian Church. A memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Jeff Sample will be held Saturday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers. Family suggests memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 26, 1961 - Mrs. Mary Bonniwell Colcord, 73, 108 Eugene St., died yesterday afternoon. Born in Hickory, North Carolina, she has been a resident of fort Myers for the past 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Albert Gardener Colcord; four sons, George A. Colcord, Tice; Gordon Colcord, Fort Myers; James H. Colcord, Gainesville, Thomas H. Colcord, Fort Myers; one brother, George Bonniwell, Key West; one sister, Mrs. Louise Blount, Alva; and three grandchildren: Marcia Ann, Kevin, Kimberly. Funeral services will be held at the Harvey Funeral Home with Rev. A P. Minshew, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Inerment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
         Thomas Hardy Colcord

  Lisa Ann Colding lost her four year battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born in Miami, Florida on March 14, 1970. She resided in Felda, FL at the time of her death. She so enjoyed gardening, boating, bird watching and being with her beloved family and many friends. Her big smile could light up the room and her warm and sweet personality drew so many to her. She was employed for many years at the Redlands Christian Migrant Association in LaBelle as the Staff Coordinator. But, her greatest joy was her work with the children and their parents who she often counseled as part of her duties. She is survived by her beloved children, Randy Smith (Lauren), Shelby Colding, Elizabeth White, and step-son, Daniel White and her long time companion, Danny White. She also leaves behind her parents, Delmar and Jolynn Buck, sisters, Susan Campbell (Juan), Angela Cox (Mark), brothers, Samuel Buck (Lisa), Donnie Buck (Judy), Danny Buck (Stacy) and Denny Buck (Revenia), niece, Leah Rippey, nephews, Shaun Rippey and Blake Campbell. A celebration of life was held on Friday, April 16, 2010. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 4, 1999 - Anna Belle Cole, 98, of Fort Myers, died December 2, 1999, She was a native of Fort Myers and the oldest living member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Cole was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include, son, Arthur B. Barron, Jr.; daughter, Julia Keene (Lytle), Fort Myers; sister, Mary Pearl Chamberlain, Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren, Valerie Strand and Marcus Keene; and one great grandson, Warren Keene. Graveside funeral services will be Monday at 1pm at Alva Cemetery with Rev. Archie Buie officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday 11:30am until 12:30pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
     Fort Myers News-Press, January 21. 2008-- Elizabeth Post Cole, age 93, departed this life on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at the Wilmington Hospital, Christian Care, in Wilmington, DE.She was the daughter of the late Weedie Post and Arnita Post Johnson. Mrs. Cole was born in Fort Myers, on October 9, 1914. While living in Fort Myers, Mrs. Cole resided on Douglas Ave. She graduated from Lawrence Dunbar High School. Mrs. Cole was pre-deceased by eldest son Martin Taylor, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories daughters Shirley E. Johns; son, Ernest W. Roberts (Helen) sister Juanita Johnson; sister-in-law Kate Johnson, brother James Johnson; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Services Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at the Barrett Memorial Chapel, Fort Myers, FL at 1 PM. Viewing 11AM - 1PM.Entombment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery
    The Fort Myers Press, October 18, 1926 - The funeral service of George Washington Cole, aged 58, was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Engelhardt Mortuary parlors, conducted by Rev. Davis of Alva. Interment was made in Fort Myers Cemetery. Mr. Cole, who has been in frail health for months past, died at 1:50 Sunday afternoon at his home, 1114 South Fowler Street. He is survived by Mrs. Cole only, having no children and no relatives in this vicinity. Born in Alabama, and a school teacher by profession, he moved into the state some 13 years ago, and to Fort Myers eight years ago. For some years, until failing health made it impracticable, he ran a shoe and furnishing store in the Tonnelier block on Main Street. The community will miss in him one of its capable, dependable and public spirited citizens.
      John Daniel Coleman

    Fort Myers News-Press - Lillian J. Coleman, 79, of Bokeelia, died Friday (7 July 1978). She was a native of Lee County and was a member of the Catholic Church of Pine Island. She is survived by four daughters, Ruby Harrison of Tampa, and Frieda Lolly, Nadine Darna and Fanny Coleman, all of Bokeelia; three sons, Karl Coleman of Theodore, Ala., Pat Coleman of Marathon, Fla., and Winston Coleman of Newport News, VA; two sisters, Mellie Young of Trenton, Fla. and Lenora Ogden of Key West, 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Coral Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Francis Dauss officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 26, 1966 - Louis Fulton Coleman, 61, died at his home in Naples Sunday. He was a native of LaBelle and a lifelong resident of this area. He is survived by three brothers, Marion H. Coleman of Naples, P. L. Colemen of Weirsdale and C.H. Coleman of Tampa; one sister, Mrs. Guy E. Daniels of Naples. Funeral service will be held at graveside in Fort Denaud Cemetery Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Glen Smith of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Arranements are by the Richard A Pittman Funeral Home, Naples.
The Danville Advocate-Messenger, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, 12 March 2000

     Gainesville Sun, January 5, 2011 - Nell Julia Weaver Coleman, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away January 1, 2011 at her home at Harbor Chase. She was born November 11, 1919 in Pooler, Georgia to Dr. C.E. and Mrs. Pearl Hendry Weaver. Nell was the great granddaughter of Captain Francis Hendry of Hendry County, FL and was raised in LaBelle, FL. She graduated from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. Nell and her husband, Norris started Coleman Oil Company in Gainesville in 1959. She was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Lee Coleman and brother, William J. Weaver.She is survived by her children, Thelma (Phil) Beck of Valdosta, GA, James Coleman of Ocala, FL, Randal (Betsy) Coleman of Gainesville, FL, Barbara Nixon of Alachua, FL and William (Deborah) Coleman of Earleton, FL; grandchildren, Melanie Coleman of Bentonville, AR, Wendi Greene of Valdosta, GA, Ashely (Michael) Thompson of Valdosta, GA, Zachary Wilder of Steamboat Springs, CO, Preston (Laurie) Wilder of Suwanee, GA; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces in Oklahoma.Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 826 NW 23rd Avenue, with Rev. Alan Gaylord and Dr. Gene Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park East 3700 SE Hawthorne Road. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN 404 North Main Street. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Florida Methodist Children's Home or Wesley United Methodist Church (mail either to the church at 826 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32609).

    Nellie Coleman, 88, of Bokeelia died November 14, 2006. Nellie was born in Grove City, FL, a daughter of the late George O. and Oriole Spearing, she moved from Cayo Costa Island to Bokeelia in 1964. Nellie was a commercial fisherman for most of her life and started as a young woman with her father, she was a member of the Museum of the Islands, Pine Island Library, Pine Island United Methodist Church, she enjoyed doll making, ceramics, gardening, bottle collecting and most of all her family and friends.Mrs. Coleman is survived by her sister Norma Ballard, her brothers Julian, Charley, Jack Spearing, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur "Bud" Coleman, 2 brothers and 1 sister. A graveside service celebrating her life will be conducted at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral on Friday at 2 PM. In her memory memorial contributions may be made to Museum of the Islands or Pine Island Library. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, 239-936-0555.

       Nima Reynolds Coleman

Ft Myers News-Press, December 26, 2002 - During the Depression, Patrick Henry Coleman helped to survey the Tamiami Trail. He worked for 30 years at the A&P Food Store in Ft. Myers. In his younger years he delivered groceries, on bicycle, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alva Edison. During WWII he served in the 238th Engineer Combat Battalion. He landed in Normandy on D-Day, saw action at the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lilla M. Coleman; his daughter, Karen P. Phillips (Durell); grandchildren, Julie Phillips Howard (William III) and Kimberly Anne Phillips Harris; great grandchildren, Megan E. Harris and William R. Howard IV; and his sister, Mabel Somerindyke. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 27, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at Lee Memorial Park. Pastor Paul Vernon of Edgewood Methodist Church officiating.
     Fort Myers, News-Press, November 28, 1971 - Shelly Elias Coleman Jr, 51, died November 26, 1971 at Bay Pines Veteran's Hospital in Pinellas County, FL. A Lee County native, Mr. Coleman was born July 11, 1920, to Shelly E and Lillian Coleman Sr. He served with the US Marines in the Amphibean Units during WWII. He is survived by his children, Shelly, Dennis, Nancy Frances and Charlene. Also survived by siblings Nadine, Carl, Freida and Fannie Cileman. Burial at Lee Memorial Park.
     The Fort Myers Press, Tuesday, June 2, 1925 - Funeral services for Leonard Alfred Coles, insurance agent and a resident of Fort Myers for the last five years, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church with burial in Fort Myers Cemetery. Englehardt's will be in charge. Mr. Cole died Sunday night at the hospital.
     Fort Myers News-Press November 1. 2008 - Frances Colletti age 97, passed away October 28, 2008 in N. Fort Myers. She was born April 17, 1911 in Johnson City, Illinois, the wife of the late Oscar Colletti. Survivors include five daughters, Joyce (Joseph) Barrentine of St. Augustine, FL, Marlene (Phil) Crittenden of N. Fort Myers, FL, Marietta Orr of Fort Myers, Nancy (Art) Clelland of Hendersonville, NC, Marge Hoist of Huntley, IL, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4th at 10:00 AM at Blessed Pope John XXIII with Father Robert Tabbert officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, Nov.3rd from 6-8 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Colonial Blvd.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL33907.
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 1983 - Hugh Randolph Collier, 89, of Route 24, died February 6, 1983, at Lee Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Marco Island, born October 22, 1893, and was the last surviving member of the Walter and Susan Collier family.Survivors include three grandchildren, Delores Zappavigna of Naples, Judy Williams of Lantana, FL, and Sammy Hunter of Lake city, FL; and one son-in-law, Sam Hunter of Starke, FL. Predeceased by parents Walter Columbus and Susan Elizabeth Williams Collier, wife Nancy L Roberts Watson, and daughter Ermal Eugenia Collier Hunter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 820 Pondella Rd., with Pastor Jim Ellis of the New Testament Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers city Cemetery.  
      Fort Myers News-Press, February 1, 1941 - Mrs. Julia I. Collier, 42-year-old wife of Carl R. Collier, died yesterday morning at their LaFayette street home after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, one son, Edwin, five brothers, Arthur, Tom, Perry, Roy and Fred Roberts, and four sisters, Mrs. Flossie Alexander, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Mrs. Nancy William and Mrs. Gertrude Gleason. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell.
     Fort Myers News-Press, July 21, 1981 - Leila C Hicks Collier died March 30, 1966. She was the wife of Carl Collier and mother of Edwin A Collier and Carla S Ellis. She is also survived by her siblings, Leon Hicks and Mrs. Clyde Beatty. she was born in Florida January 13, 1917. Burial to take place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 22, 1932 - The will of Mrs. Mary E. Collier, who died here Tuesday, was filed for probate yesterday with County Judge L. Y. Redwine. The instrument is dated Feb. 11, 1920 and leaves all her real estate to her husband, Capt. W. D. Collier, and her personal property to her daughter, Mrs. Camiklla Shaw Puleston, wife of a Sanford physician.
      Fort Myers News-Press, August 3, 1999 - Rosa Kathryn Collier, 71, of Fort Myers, died August 1, 1999. She hade been a lifetime resident of this area. Survivors includ one son, Bunky Collier, Buckingham; six daughters: Kathy L. McCauley (Jimmy), Wanda Pinkston (Craig) Buckingham, FL, Teeen Williams, North Fort Myers, Nita G. Hicks (Corky), Lehigh Acres, Ann Rosine (Bobby), No. Fort Myers, Sallie Muckenslurm (Kevin) Ballwin, MO; one sister, Vera Mae Campbell (Buddy), Lake Placid, FL; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a nephew, Philip Flint, Dunellon, FL and a niece, Lisa Blalock, Fort Lauderdale. Funeral services will be Wed. at 2 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 2654 Palm Beach Blvd with Buddy Campbell and Kenny Darby officiating. Pallbearers will be Bimmy McCauley, Sam Collier, Bud Williams, Wayne williams, Will Collier, Raymond Williams and Joe Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Rosine, Jr. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery.

The Fort Myers Press, August 28, 1886 - Mrs. Sarah A. Collier departed this life, August 20th, 1886. She was seventy-one years old. She was the daughter of Rev. Wm. Holmes of the M. E. Church South. Forty-four years ago, she was married to Rev. W. E. Collier, whom she leaves with four children to mourn her departure. She joined the M. E. Church South when but twelve years old, in which she lived a consistent, faithful member to the day of death. She was ill about six weeks, during which time she suffered much, but trusting in Jesus, she bore all with patience. She died without a struggle, or a frown, but with a pleasing smile, seemingly to say, it is all over, meet me in heaven. May the great head of the church, our heavenly father, bless and comfort the loved ones bereaved. A. E. Householder.
      Fort Myers News-Press, April 24, 1934 - Rites for Capt. William D. Collier, the first settler on Marco island, who came to this region in a small sailing schooner in 1870, will be conducted at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. Services will be in charge of Mrs. Lester H. Baker, the first reader of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Capt. Collier, sailling master and boat builder, was one of the first great developers of the southwest coast of Florida. In addition to a number of schooners, including Speedwell, Traveler, Fleetwood and Eureka, some of which are still plying this coast, he constructed the first clam dredge known in this region. His foresight resulted in what is now a thriving industry for the Marco region. In the olden times Capt. Collier's boats provided the only trading means of the settlers, and fresh vegetables and other goods were brought in here from Key West and other coastal points. In addition to his marine activities, Capt. Collier made extensive plantings of cocoanut palms on Marco island and operated a hotel there. He was born in North Florida 82 years ago and came to this region with his parents from New Smyrna. They sailed around Florida until they found Marco and decided to settle on the uninhabited island. Active pall bearers at the funeral today will include J. H. Fears, Capt. A. N. Wintle, Frank Hibbie, P. Silkman Gage, D. W. Ireland and C. L. Starnes. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. W. E. Crutcher, W. A. Smith, W. P. Franklin, Capt. Fred Menge, R. B. Gilbert, John M. Boring. Capt. Collier died at his residence on Royal Palm avenue early yesterday morning after a long illness.

The Fort Myers Press, OCtober 16, 1886 - Rev. Wm. E. Collier died in this city Saturday morning, of dropsy, aged seventy-two years. The services in the church next Sunday will be held in memory of Rev. W. E. Collier, who departed this life Oct. 9, 1886
         Anna Collins
      Fort Myers News-Press, August 4, 1933 - Arthur F. Collins, retired singer and actor who died of a heart attack Wednesday, will be buried with full Masonic honors after funeral services are held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the chapel of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons on Hendry street. The services will be conducted by Judge N. G. Stout. Members of the Masonic order will assist in the services and act as pallbearers. All Masons are requested to meet at the Masonic Temple at 10 o'clock this morning to attend the services in a body. Burial will take place at the Fort Myers cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 15, 2009 - Mr. Harvey Thomas Collins, 72, of Eufaula, AL died Monday, April 13, 2009 at his home. Born September 23, 1936, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, he was the son of the late Harold F. Collins Sr. and Veronica Vedell Collins. Mr. Collins was employed in the telephone and communications industry for 32 years. He worked 12 years as a movie special effects technician and set builder in Hollywood, FL. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. In the 50's and 60's he was a AA gas dragster race car driver. Survivors include his wife Pat Collins, Eufaula, AL, his children; James Collins, Fort Myers, FL, Katherine Collins, Woolmarket, MS, John Collins, Fort Myers, FL, Tina (Joe) Capobianco, Cape Coral, FL, Leigh Ann Wallace, St. Ann, MO, Kenneth (Chassey) Wallace, LaBelle, FL, Susan (Randy) Wright, Clackamus, OR, Richard Rosentangle, Oloha, OR, Debbie McNeill, Cape Coral, FL; sister Vera Knapp, Mt. Dora, FL, a brother, Harold F. (Sherri) Collins Jr., Ocala, FL; numerous grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Memorial services for Mr. Collins will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM, at the St. James Episcopal Church. Rev. Bob Henderson will officiate with Chapman Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Pallbearers will be Billy Hicks, Netum Ivey, Ardell Sylvester, Dennis Durrance, Brad Moore and Les Collins.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2346 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36301, St. James Episcopal Church, 100 St. James Place, Eufaula, AL 36027 or Wiregrass Hospice of Eufaula, PO BOX 1378, Eufaula, AL 36072.
   
Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 1984 - Mrs. Lovonie Jenkins Collins, wife of Enoch E Collins, died March 18, 1984. Mrs. Collies was born in Live Oak, Florida on June 10, 1937 to Peter Nelson and Doris McCollister Jenkins She is survived by her children Michael Collins and Cindy Nieves, as well as her sister, Shirley Glover Pauley. Funeral services and burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, April 13, 2012 - Mary Elizabeth Collins, 89, of Fort Myers passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was the loving wife of Stoney M. Collins for 66 years. Elizabeth was the most smiling and humorous mother, grandmother and friend who brought laughter to all those she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents, George M. and Iola Estes. She is survived by her husband, Stoney; her children: Myrna (James) Hackett, Milton Collins and Drusilla (Greg) Martinovich; and three grandchildren: Danielle Poe and Zoe and Bria Collins. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Saturday, April 14 from 12 PM until the time of the funeral service at 12:30 PM. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info. (239) 334-4880.
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 28, 1962 - Mrs. Mattie Lee Collins died at Fort Myers October 26, 1962. She was born November 28, 1903.  Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze. March 7, 2011 - Robert Clayton Collins, 89, of North Fort Myers passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011. He was born on April 12, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, to Truman and Cora Fish Collins. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Marine Corp. He has lived in the area for over 20 years. He worked as an iron worker with the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 25, Detroit, Mich. He is a Mason with the F & A.M. of Michigan, Milan Lodge 323. He enjoyed golfing. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 61 years, Cecelia Collins; children, Barbara Bahnson of Monroe, Mich., and Patricia Lynn Brooks of North Fort Myers; grandchildren, Brandy, Misty, R. Solomon, Susan, William and Robert; and great-grandchildren, Keith, McKenzie, Elizabeth, Michael, McKenzie and Tyler, Zachary. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Marie Essary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, with visitation one hour prior at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers ,donations may be made to Hope Hospice or the First Congregational Church, or of one's choice.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 2012 - Stoney M. Collins, 90, of Fort Myers passed away Friday, May 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 66 years, Mary Elizabeth Collins. Stoney was a proud member of the US Navy from 1940 till 1946 having served in the pacific theater aboard the USS Colorado. After serving his country, he met and married Mary and they worked side by side in their food service business until their retirement. He is survived by his children: Myrna (James) Hackett, Milton Collins and Drusilla (Greg) Martinovich; and three grandchildren: Danielle Poe and Zoe and Bria Collins. Visitation will be at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 1:00PM until the time of the funeral service at 2:00PM. Service will be followed by military honors. Interment will then follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info. (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 2013 - Lee Shirley (Augustine) Collman passed away February 14, 2013. Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Collman, mother of Nancy Gerson (Bob-deceased), Jerald Collman(Joy), Steve Collman(Cathy) and Joan Davis (Richie). She had seven grandchildren Jill Collman , Jay Collman, Matt Collman, Josh Collman, Doug Collman, David Gerson, Deborah Tanner. She also had ten great grandchildren. Lee Shirley Augustine was born in Tampa, graduated from Plant High School, and attended University of Tampa. She moved to Clearwater in 1946. She was very active in various community and charitable organizations. She was a Founder of Temple B'Nai Israel and the first Sisterhood President. In 2,000, she moved to Ft. Myers. She saw the good in everyone and would go out of her way to make sure no one's feelings were hurt. Shirley will be placed with her husband, Leonard, of 69 years, in Ft. Myers, in a private burial. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Leonard Collman passed away on Wednesday July 15, 2009. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907, 239-936-0555, toll free 1-877-936-0555.
       Fort Myers News-Press, August 3, 2013 -  Loretta (Musselman) Collmer, 81, passed away on August 1, 2013 in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born on January 11, 1932 in South Bend, Indiana to Carroll Max and Mary Olene (nee Replogle) Musselman. Loretta grew up in South Bend, IN and graduated from Riley High School. After high school, she started a family and worked as a secretary. After moving to Florida in 1972 she worked at several banks. Later she was involved with the National and Florida School Plant Management Association. Loretta was happily married to Norman Collmer for over 63 years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, shopping and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loretta is survived by her loving husband, Norman of Cape Coral; her children, Cathie (Dennis) Harshman of Hermitage, Tennessee, Randy (Cinda) Collmer of Fort Myers, Florida and Lori Spiczka of Cape Coral; her grandchildren, Robert (Dawn) Ebel of Hermitage TN, Andrew Ebel of Tampa, FL, Ryan (Nichole) Collmer of Cape Coral, Leanne (Chad) Thompson of Cape Coral; her great grandchildren, Christopher Jasilewicz, Brittney Thompson, Estella, Ava and Isla Collmer. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 pm on Monday, August 5th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral with the Funeral Service to begin at 2pm. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Condolences may be left at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 13, 2007- Carlos P. Colon, 87, of Cape Coral passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2007. Born in Puerto Rico, Carlos proudly served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant during WWII. He was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and was involved in the Caballeros de Colon (Knights of Columbus) Post #12071 of Cape Coral. He enjoyed gardening and social life. Carlos is survived by his son Carlos Jr. of Margate, FL; daughter Lydia (Arbey) Bedoya; sister Gladys Sanchez of NY; many nieces, nephews, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Lydia. A visitation will be held between the hours of 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 13th at the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 14th at Coral Ridge F.H. with burial to follow.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 12, 2013 - Myriam Colon, 82, of Cape Coral, passed away on April 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her children Rebecca Moyes of Australia, Samuel Colon of Florida, Richard Colon of California, Diane Romme of Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two brothers Enrique Castro of Ft. Myers and Reuben Castro of Ft. Myers as well as numerous nieces and nephews around the world. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Rd 82 Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 11AM - 2PM with funeral service and burial to follow. Info 239-334-4880.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 17, 2012 - Maria A. (D’Attomo) Colorato, 81, a Cape Coral resident since 1981, formerly of Chicago, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Cape Coral. She was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Modugno, Italy, to Nicola and Prudenza D'Attomo. Survivors include Maria's two loving children, Anna C. Dato of Cape Coral and Michael (Maria) Colorato, also of Cape Coral; two brothers, Joseph D'Attomo and Peter D'Attomo, both of Chicago; six grandchildren, Ivan (Donna) Colorato of Chicago, David Colorato of Cape Coral, Nancy Dato (Kenny) Ellis of Cape Coral, Natalie Dato of Chicago, Alexandra Colorato of Chicago and Christopher Dato of Cape Coral; as well as three great grandchildren, Julia, Victoria and Michael. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sabino Colorato, in 1996; a brother, Muzio D'Attomo; a sister, Angela Amati, and a second sister, Anna Musceo, who passed away just two days prior to Maria. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1056 N.E. 7th Terrace, Cape Coral. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991, with Father John Deery officiating. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ivan Colorato, David Colorato and Christopher Dato. Monetary memorial contributions are suggested to the Colorato family in care of Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1056 N.E. 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at  www.MullinsMemorial.com. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
    Scranton Times, Scranton, PA, February 5, 2014 - Anne Claire (McGurrin) Comasco fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on January 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence Comasco; loving mother of Margaret (Martin) MacDonald, Mary Jo (Daniel) Hartman, Carl (Cheryl) Comasco and the late Lawrence Frances (Michelle) Comasco; proud grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of four; dear sister of Michael (Mary) McGurrin and the late John and Bill McGurrin and Catherine Cahill; dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend to many.  Claire was born in Clarks Summit, Pa., to James and Margaret McGurrin. She moved to New Jersey at age 19, where she met her husband Lawrence Comasco in 1953. They were married for 35 yrs. before his passing in 1988. She was an accomplished classical pianist and taught private lessons and enjoyed playing piano at the senior center. She loved her Catholic faith and attended church every day and was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary; she said her rosary daily. She was a Eucharistic minister, lector and religion school teacher for St. Raphael in Lehigh Acres, Fla. and SS. Joachim and Ann in St. Charles, Mo. The funeral will be Friday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. from the Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (St. Charles) to SS. Joachim & Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Rd. (St. Charles) for a 10:00 a.m. Celebration of Mass. Visitation, Thursday, Feb. 6 from 4 until 8 p.m. Interment, Lee Memorial Park Cemetery in Leigh Acres, Fla. Memorial donations to American Cancer Society 
     Fort Myers News-Press, April 5, 2001 - Donna Mae (Jackson) Comer, of Ft Myers, died on April 4, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Carlis and children Laura and Robert Jackson. Graveside services will be held at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

     Fort Myers News-Press, July 20, 2012 - Anna Lee Polk Peek Walton Comfort, 94, of Fort Myers Beach, died Thursday.She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. C. A. Comfort; daughters, Anita Smith and Judy Whalen (Bob); stepdaughters Cathy Hilliard and Grace Workman (Joe): grandchildren Travis (Leslie) Smith and Oley Smith; great grandchildren Zoe and Lia Smith. She also will be missed by her caregivers Beth Harlan and Marlene King.A Florida native born April l, 1918, Anna Lee graduated from Miami Edison High School, Miami, and worked as an office secretary for the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the war, she pursued a career as secretary to principals in the Dade County School System. Upon retirement she became an accomplished artist, winning awards for her oil paintings. With an avid interest in genealogy, she traveled widely, researching and compiling an impressive record of the family history "Our Polk Family" dating back 900 years. She was a member of the Bertha Hereford Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and also an associate member of the Estero chapter in Lee County; a member of the General Robert Bulloch Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; a member of the General Kinseekers Genealogical Society of Leesburg and a member of the Lee County Genealogical Society and a member of the Pioneers of Florida. Anna Lee was a beautiful southern lady in the finest sense. Everything she did, from creating beautiful gardens, painting and executing her skill as a seamstress, was done as an artist and always as a lady. Her gentle spirit, inner strength and love of life will be greatly missed by all who knew her and especially by her loving family. With gratitude, love and admiration, we bid her goodbye.Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Historical St. Raphael's Church, 5601 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach. The service will be conducted by The Rt. Rev. Barry Howe, assisting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, The Rev. Michael Durning, Cannon of the Ordinary of Southwest Florida and The Rev. Donald Nicholson.In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Historic St Raphael's Church, Fort Myers Beach.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 5, 2003 - Helen Becki Comrade, 86, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away August 3, 2003. She was the wife of the late Marwood Comrade preceded by Joseph Becki of Pittsburgh, PA. She was born July 26, 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA., the daughter of Stephen and Lois (Schreiner) Plesko.She is survived by her son Harry Becki, one granddaughter, Jamie and one great granddaughter, Michelle, as well as one brother George (Jean) Plesko of Lehigh Acres, FL.Visitation will be on Wednesday August 6, 2003 from 1-2 PM at the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, with a funeral service beginning at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery with a reception immediately following in the Lee Memorial Park Reception Lounge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Helen's loving memory be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 Sate Road 82, Ft. Myers, FL.
 
  Fort Myers News-Press Mar 5, 2006 Billy Patricia Smith Compton, 85, of Asheville, North Carolina, died February 28, 2006 at Asheville. She was born in Fort Myers Florida, October 17, 1920 to Charles A. Smith and Annabelle Boyd Smith and married William Samuel Compton who died in 1975. She was a native and longtime resident of Fort Myers. Mrs. Compton had been a member and past President of the Ladies of the Elks in Fort Myers, member and past President of Business and Professional Women, attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Mars Hills, NC and the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers. Survivors include her two daughters; Mary Compton of Asheville, NC, Patricia Edwards of Leicester, NC; her grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) of Asheville, NC, Elizabeth Edwards of Leicester, NC, Doney (Ashely) Edwards of Tallahassee, FL; her great-grandchildren; Mikey Edwards of Asheville, Robby Edwards of Leicester, Billy Edwards of Asheville, NC; three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1 PM in the Anderson Funeral Home with Chaplain Mark R. Shuey officiating. Graveside committal services will follow in the city of Fort Myers Cemetery. FMHS 1938; The family will receive friends on Tuesday from Noon until 1 PM in the Anderson Funeral Home, 3554 Palm Beach Blvd. (239) 694-4121
  
  Fort Myers Press, Sunday, March 3, 1940 - Dr. Charles E. Congdon, 77-year-old retired physician, died yesterday at his home at Alva. Dr. Congdon was a native of Middleport, N. Y., but spent the greater part of the last 20 years in Lee County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Congdon; a son, James Congdon, and daughter, Mrs. E. H. Holstine of Clewiston. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Spooner and Engelhardt chapel with the Rev. Father Cloonan officiating. The pallbeareres will be Paul Weatherly, F. C. Alexander, Forest Wright, R. Vivian Lee, Richared Manson and D. M. Bull. Interment will be at the Alva Cemetery.
     Grace Ann (Affonti) Conidaris born June 29, 1933, Rochester, NY, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2008.  Survived by loving husband of 53 years, Robert Conidaris owner of Lani Kai Island Resort, Fort Myers Beach, FL, 8 devoted children; Peter (Char), Diane (Donna), of Rochester, NY, Robert (Melissa) Linda (Jimmy) Gelardi, Michael (Ann), Joseph (Sandy), Ken (Kathy) and Mary Grace (Bernie) DeJesus all of Fort Myers; brother Honorable Francis A. (Heather) Affronti of Rochester, NY; 24 grandchildren and one great grandchild and many dear friends and family.Calling hours Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 10AM - 12PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 1PM at Church of the Resurrection. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida  33907  239-936-0555, toll free 877-936-0555.
    Edith L. Conley, 77, Cape Coral went home to be with the Lord March 23, 2011. She was born January 9, 1934. She was a long time choir member of 1st Baptist Church Cape Coral. She will be deeply missed by her beloved Husband of 59 years, Ray. She was a Loving Mother to Christal (Jack), David (Patricia), Linda (Scott), many grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister to Phyllis (Jim) Bennett of Livonia, MI. Funeral Service 1:30PM Sunday March 27, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Visitation 1-1:30PM at church. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial may be make in Edith's name to First Baptist.Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Edith's life and leave online thoughts and memories for his family.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 14, 2005 - Mary L. Conley, 82, a lifetime resident of Olga, passed away on Tuesday April 12, 2005. Her husband, Palmer C. Conley and a son, Ronald A. Conley, preceded her in death. She was a member of Olga Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Adkins; three grandchildren, Mark (Kelley) Hammond, Brian Hammond and Laura Adkins; and one great-grandchild, Tyler Hammond. Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 15, 2005 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Pinkley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 31, 2012 - Ray Conley, 80, of Cape Coral went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. He moved to Cape Coral in 1976 where he continued his career in the car industry. Upon retirement, he became a school crossing guard for the city of Cape Coral. He was a long-time member and choir member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral. He will be deeply missed by his family and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Edith. He is survived by his three children, Christal Brewer (Jack), David Conley (Patricia) and Linda Brown (Scott), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Bealah Wells of Ohio. A funeral will be held Sunday Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in Ray's life and leave online thoughts and memories for his family.

Fort Myers News-Press April 8, 2010 Dale Conn, 61, of Fort Myers died Monday April 5, 2010, having suffered a lethal heart attack a week prior. Dale was on duty as a deputy with the Lee Co Sheriffs Dept when the attack occurred and he never regained consciousness. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Anne; three daughters Angela, Gennifer (Ron), Preslie (Art); son Craig; two brothers, Donn (Pat), Tim (Bianca) and their families; His mother Ruth Tucker (Larry). Also 5 grandchildren: Nathan, Hannah, Emory, Ryleigh, and Brandon. Dale was born in Chattanooga, TN in 1948. The family moved to Fort Myers in 1960. Dale always loved serving in law enforcement. Through the years he served with the Fla. Highway Patrol, Fort Myers Police Dept. and for 12 years with the Lee Co. Sheriffs Dept. Dale could never bear to see things going to waste and his hobby was looking for abandoned items along the highways. He had quite a collection all salvaged for future use (maybe). His pride and joy besides his kids and grandkids was the log cabin he had built with his own hands in the mountains of Cosby, TN. Dale always carried trillions of photos to show to whoever would stop and look. He and Mary Anne named the cabin "Solitary Confinement" and enjoyed the restful short vacation times they spent there.The viewing will be held on Friday April 9 at McGregor Baptist Church at 1:00pm and the funeral service will follow at the church.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Blue Line Fund in care of Lee Co. Sheriffs Dept. 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL 33912.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 20, 2002 - Betty E. Connell, 79, of Fort Myers, passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2002. Survivors include her husband Everett E. Connell; daughter, Catherine Boyd; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Evan Connell. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 6, 2002 - Cecil Evan Connell, age 54, of Felda, FL, passed away July 3, 2002 at Lehigh Acres. He was born August 31, 1947 at Dade City, FL to Everett E. Connell and Betty Bryant Connell. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 7, 2002 3:00 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend Darry. Edgar officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.

Eugene W. "Gene" Connell I, 70, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, surrounded by his loving family in Arcadia. He was born Feb. 24, 1940, in Clearwater, Fla., and moved to Arcadia in 1965 from Punta Gorda, Fla. Gene was of the Baptist faith, a Deacon and devoted member of North Hillsborough Baptist Church. He was the son of the Rev. Joseph W. and Josephine (nee Overstreet) Connell, who was pastor of several churches throughout Florida. Gene had great love for his family and the Lord. He devoted his life to helping children -- he adopted seven children and gave a home to many foster children. Gene was an automotive and heavy equipment mechanic and enjoyed short track stock car racing. He won numerous awards and was 1986 point champion for the Winston Racing Series. He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Connell of Arcadia; six sons, Eugene W. (Terry) Connell II, Leo Connell, Dillan Connell and Ruben Connell, all of Arcadia, Jeff (Beverly) Shrieves of Zolfo Springs, Fla., and Michael Bunce of Tallahassee, Fla.; seven daughters, Kayla Connell, Betsy (Raul) Soto, Angie (Bill) Duckett, Mindy (Curtis) Fennell, Chrissy Utman all of Arcadia, and Amy Ballard of LaBelle, Fla., Nikki (Todd) Harrison of Lake Placid, Fla.; many foster children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gene was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Sue Connell; his parents; brother, Herbert Connell; and sister, Eunice May Barfield. A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at the North Hillsborough Baptist Church, 253 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Ellis Cross officiating. Burial will be at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.
      Fort Myers News-Press, February 25,  2005 - Everett E. Connell, 86, of Ft. Myers passed away peacefully Feb. 5, 2005 at Hope Hospice House. He and his family moved to Lee County in the 1950's and were involved in the local citrus industry. Everett was the founder of Alva Fruit Company & Kickapoo Ranch. He spent several years associated with the Lee County Sheriff's posse. Survivors include daughter Catherine Boyd, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Connell. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 AM at the Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. East, Cape Coral.

Juanita Susan "Sue" Connell, 63, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at her home in Arcadia. She was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Immokalee, Fla. Sue is survived by her husband, Gene Connell; two sons, Eugene (Stephanie) Connell and Leo Connell, both of Arcadia; two daughters, Amy Ballard and Betsy (Raul) Soto, both of LaBelle, Fla.; numerous grandchildren, including the five that lived with her, Ruben Connell, Dylan Connell, Kayla Alligood, Samantha Connell and Tadpole Connell; other children that she raised, Jeff, Robert, Kim and Calvin Shrives, all from the Tampa area; brothers, Toliver Summerall of Oklahoma, Bill Summerall of Texas, George Summerall of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jimmy Summerall of Arcadia and Earl Summerall of North Carolina; and sisters, Carol King of Arcadia and Judy (Carl) Blacksten of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2005, at Robarts Funeral Home, 163 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, at North Hillsboro Baptist Church, 253 N. Hillsboro Ave., Arcadia, with the Rev. Tommie Simmons, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Joshua Creek Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 1, 2014 - Mary Ellen (Walsh) Connelly, 91, of Cape Coral, FL passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Born November 8, 1922 to Mary and Francis Walsh in New York City, Mary raised 13 children along with her husband Bill. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Andrews Church since 1967. Mary and her family were granted the key to Cape Coral after winning a GAC McCall home at the World's Fair in NY in 1964. The family relocated to Cape Coral in 1967 and has resided here as year round residents since. She has volunteered throughout her life with charities and organizations and was a member of the  VFW  since 1967. Simply grand, smiling all the way, strong, beautiful and full of love, Mary is survived by her 11 loving children Margaret Thingelstad, Thomas Morrow, Florence, Pat Amoruso, Robert, Mary Connelly Morrow, Peggy Ann Boulay, Gregory, Edward, Brian and John; 38 cherished grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband William (Bill); 2 sons William (Billy), Jr. and Thomas; brothers, a sister and 2 grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 2nd at Coral Ridge Funeral Home between the hours of 10 - 2pm. The funeral mass will be on Monday, March 3rd at St. Andrews Church at 10:30am with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Mom was like the sun - her children, the planets - we drew strength. Through her warmth, we revolved around her energy. She lit up our faces with her smile. She was the light of our universe - may she forever glow in our hearts. Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 27, 2007 - Charles Elmer Conner, 84, of Fort Myers, FL passed away October 24, 2007 at Arden Courts in Fort Myers, FL. Mr. Conner was born January 15, 1923 in Detroit, MI. He retired to the Fort Myers, FL area 25 years ago with his wife Bernice Conner who preceded him in death April 13, 2007. He was employed as an interior/exterior painter for Sam Ryder Painters of Detroit. He was a member of Masonic Temple of Detroit for over 50 years. He was a member of N. Fort Myers Methodist Church of N. Fort Myers and a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his children; Jo Ann (Ray) Mater, Clifford C. (Leona) Conner, sister June Collins, stepsons; Fred (Sue) Bramigk of Durham, NC, David (Rosemary) Bramigk and Dennis (Debbie) Bramigk; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.Services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Sunday at 1 PM. Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers. FL.
    Ralph Byrd Conner, 88, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, Florida.  Mr. Conner was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on April 20, 1923 to Walter Henry Conner and Gladys Christine Byrd Conner. Ralph was a retired accountant and had also been employed by the IRS.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged, he also received a Presidential Citation.  He was an active member of the Lehigh Acres Church of Christ in Buckingham.  Ralph was devoted to his family and his extended church family.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dolores Conner of Lehigh Acres, FL; his children, Dennis W. (Annette) Conner of Ft. Myers, FL, Linda S. (Micheal) Edwards of Lehigh Acres, FL, Stephan J. (Annette) Kendall of Ft. Myers, FL and Priscilla Wahl of Lehigh Acres, FL; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; his brothers, Dick (Marge) Conner of Mayfield.KY and Jerry (Carolyn) Conner of Huntsville, AL; his sisters, Linda Butterworth of Montgomery, AL and Rebecca (Louie) Boyd of Athens, GA.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Jody Davis, Minister of the Lehigh Acres Church of Christ will officiate. The family will be present to receive on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until time of service.  Entombment will follow in  Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

Caloosa Belle, February 6, 2006 - Thomas J. Connolly, age 88 of LaBelle passed away February 11, 2006, in LaBelle. Tom was born in Manchester, NH, on February 5, 1918, the son of the late Thomas Patrick and Mary (Tierney) Connolly. Tom and his beloved wife of 61 years, the late Kathryn (Griffin) Connolly, had resided in LaBelle since September of 1981.Tom graduated from St. Anselum College in Manchester, NH, in 1940. In the summer of 1940, Tom received his private pilot’s license at the Manchcster, NH, Airport under the Civilian Pilot Training Program sponsored by the federal government. In November of 1940, Tom was elected as a representative to the New Hampshire General Assembly. In 1945 Tom joined the Army and served in China as an investigative agent in the Criminal Investigation Division. Tom was an inspector for the State Board of Education in New Hampshire from 1946-1948. He was also a police officer in Manchester, NH, from 1948 to 1950. In 1950 Tom began working at United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Division in East Hartford, CT. While still working for Pratt & Whitney, he received his Master’s Degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, in 1953. From 1970-1973 Tom was an instructor of industrial security courses at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. In 1977, after 32 years, Tom retired from the United Technologies Corporation, having worked in various security positions.Tom and Kay were employed as part-time bridge tenders at the Fort Denaud Swing Bridge from 1982-1999. In 1998 the new bridge house was named the “Connolly House” in honor of the service they provided during those years. They were also named LaBelle High School’s biggest fans by NBC, Channel 20, when their grandchildren, Shawn and Ryan Smith, participated in high school sports from 1993-1999.Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; two sisters: Rita Stanton and Agnes Gallagher; and a nephew: George Griffin. Tom is survived by his seven children: Joan (Jim) 0’Loughlin, Manchester, CT, Tom (Carol) of W. Hartford, CT, Ed (Betsy) Cohassett, MA, Nancy (Bill) Smith of LaBelle, Kate Bruington of Ft. Myers, Joe (Leanne) of Vernon, CT, and Patricia (Al) Hersey, Columbia, MD. Tom and Kay were also blessed with 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews. Tom was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may he made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.A Celebration of Life, will be held at Nancy and Bill Smith’s house, Thursday, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m. A memorial mass will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Heaven Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
 
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2001 - Barbara Jean Conrod, 72, lifelong resident of Alva, died Friday, March 16, 2001. She was born August 26, 1928, in Alva, Florida, the daughter of Robert C. and Alma Watson. Mrs. Conrod was predeceased by her husband, Paul in 1992. She is a member of Alva United Methodist Church, and enjoyed her crossword puzzles. Barbara is survived by three sons; Paul M. (Norma) of Ft Myers, Steven and William J. Conrod, two sisters; Patricia (Paul) Meloy, Judy (John) Gibbs, a brother, James (Melba) Watson, three grandchildren; Paula Robinson, Cody and Jeffrey Conrod, and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Robinson. Family will receive friends TODAY, from 6-8pm at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 10:00 am at Alva United Methodist Church, with Pastor Williston C. Brewer officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Alva Cemetery. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 13, 1992 - Paul Conrod, 66, a lifetime resident of Alva, died May 11, 1992. He was a member of Alva United Methodist Church and served in WWII. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Paul Michael and Norma; Steven Barry and William Joseph all of Alva and three grandchildren, Paula, Cody and Jeffrey. Services will be conducted Thursday 11 a.m. at Alva United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob McCormick officiating. Friends may visit Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Interment at Alva Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press November 17, 2008 - Sarah Louise Conrod, 88, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2008 with family at her side. She was born on October 31, 1920 in Ebony, Virginia to Charles Hugh Joyner and Mae Belle Joyner. While still a child her family moved to Garysburg, North Carolina, where she grew up and worked in her parents restaurant. That's where she met her future husband the late William H. Conrod of Fort Myers, Florida. After marrying she moved to Fort Myers and raised three sons. She was employed by the Lee County School system and worked various school cafeterias and retired as a manager after serving over thirty years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers .She is survived by her three sons, Bill (Carolyn), Charles (Mary), and Tom, four grandchildren Michael (Mary), Jeff (Andrea), Sarah and Chris, and five great-grandchildren, Vinny, Carley, Andrew, Alexandrea and Noah. Sarah is preceded in death by her grandson, Derek.Services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 18th. Visitation Noon to 1 PM. Funeral service at 1 PM followed by a graveside service at the Alva Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, June 13, 1979 - William H. Conrod, Sr., 67, of S. E. 22nd Ave., Cape Coral, died Monday.  He was a retired carpenter and had resided here for the past 54 years, coming from Millville, N. J.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Conrod; three sons, William H. Conrod Jr., Charles J. Conrod and Thomas P. Conrod, all of Fort Myers; a brother, Paul Conrod of Alva; a sister, Mrs. Harriett Wheeler of Fort Myers, and two grandsons. Funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. with the Rev. Lloyd Pelham of First Baptist Church officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Alva Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 3, 2013 - Helene June Consalvo, 78 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on July 1, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1935 in Bronx, NY to Frank and Helen Mauro Bocchichio. She has lived in Cape Coral for over 23 years. Helene is a communicant of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Community, Cape Coral. She loved cooking Italian food, shopping, spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She is survived by her loving family including her five children, Francine (Richard II) Cerato, Richard Consalvo, Jr., Regina (William) Johnson, Valerie Anne Consalvo and Michael (Janice) Consalvo; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Richard, Brianna, Patricia; two great grandchildren, Gianna and Jaden; brother, Anthony Bocchichio; sisters-in-law, Marie McGuire and Connie Bocchichio; and "Gino". She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard Consalvo, Sr. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm and 5 to 7 pm on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with Entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome to share in her Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 24, 2007 - Richard A. Consalvo, Sr., 71, of Cape Coral, passed away Friday, July 20, 2007. Born in Bronx, NY, Richard proudly served in the US Army. He later worked for the NYC Dept. of Highways where he retired from after 32 years of service. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, and was an avid Yankees fan. He played softball, was a limo driver and loved long drives. He was extremely social, friendly and well loved. "He did it his way." Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Helene; 5 children Francine (Richard) Cerato, Richard Jr. of Long Island, NY, Regina (William) Johnson, Valerie and Michael (Janice) of Long Island, NY; sister Marie (Thomas) McGuire of Long Island, NY, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2007 at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home between the hours of 5-7 PM and Wednesday 1-3, 5-7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Katherine Drexel at 11 AM on Thursday with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Richard's name to: Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909. Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery,1530 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, Florida 33991(239) 283-0540 

Boca Beacon, October 16, 2008 - Charlotte Ann Wheeler Conway died at Englewood Hospital on October 14 after a long illness. Annie was born in 1944 in Boca Grande and attended Boca Grande School. She was the daughter of William (Billy) Wheeler, a world-renowned fishing guide, and Doris Wheeler of the old Pink Elephant. She is survived by two daughters: Lacy Conway Royce of Englewood and Amberly (Amy) Conway of North Port, three grandchildren: William, Jonathon and Ciara Royce, and her brother, William (Dumplin') Wheeler of Boca Grande. She was the widow of the late Wayne Conway of Cape Haze.Annie was best known as a fun-loving bartender at the Temptation in Boca Grande. People from all walks of life would come from far and wide just to see Annie and to hear her stories.Arrangements are being made by Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood and were incomplete as of press time.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 25, 1936 - Mrs. Mary E. Conyers, 82, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Perry, on Edison avenue. Mrs. Conyers had lived in Fort Myers for 12 years, coming here from Georgia. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. W. C. Platt of Immokalee, and two sons, Ed conyers of Fort Myers and Tom conyers of Immokalee. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery at 11 o'clock this morning. The Rev. C. T. Tew will conduct the services and Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements.

  Fort Myers News-Press Sep 16, 2006 Andrew Jackson Cook, Jr., 59, passed away Thursday morning. He was a Florida native and a lifelong resident of the Fort Myers area.He is survived by his children Jackie, Tonya and Richard; siblings Jerry (Anne) Cook, Jeanine Miller and special friend Gin Brown.A private memorial will be held by the family this weekend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Tidewell Hospice Care, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 25-27, 2006 - Catherine A (Crane) Cook, 77, of Cape Coral passed away Friday, December 22, 2006. Mrs. Cook was born January 20, 1929 in Boston, MA. She was the widow of Harold Cook who died in 2001. She was a retired cook. Catherine's memberships included the N. Fort Myers Eagles Lodge, N. Fort Myers Am-Vets, the Irish-American Club and the Cape Coral Moose Lodge. She had resided here for the past 22 years coming from Lakewood, NJ. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Dennis Sr.) Irons, Loretta (Gary) McLain and Linda Molosky; her grandchildren, Dennis Irons, Catherine (Peter) Schwarz, Edward Molosky, Sheila Molosky, Bridget Molosky and Julia, Jason, Jared, Jeannie, Gary, Matthew and Patricia McLain; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Daniel Schwarz, Jonathan, Andrew and Brandon Molosky; brother Jack Crane and sisters, Mary Earle, Anna Randolph and Helen Crane. Also her companion, Frank Simms. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 5-7 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11 AM in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
        Fort Myers News-Press , 24 Oct 2006 -- Cecil Lloyd Cook Jr. 48, son of the late C. Lloyd "Sonny" and Joan Bennett Cook, died of natural causes at his residence Friday, October 20, 2006. A Fort Myers native and avid Gator fan, Cecil had a kind and generous heart and lived life to the fullest. He loved, and was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Cecil is survived by his longtime companion, Linda Brantner, of Fort Myers; two sisters, Betti Cook Johnson of Clearwater, FL and Kathleen Cook of Evanston, IL; one nephew and two nieces, Christopher, Amy and Caitlin Johnson, all of Clearwater; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.He is also survived by Jake, his good buddy (Jack Russell terrier). Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Harvey Engelhardt, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
  The Fort Myers Press, March 8, 1923 - The body of Eugene Cook, age 22, who died at Jacksonville on February 26th and which arrived here on the train Friday night, was placed in its final resting place at Alva by Leo W. Engelhardt, mortician, here. Mr. Cook's death was due to myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, following a nervous breakdown. The body was accompanied here by a sister, Mrs. Thomas, of New York.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2001 - Harold G. Cook, 78, of Cape Coral, died Saturday morning at his residence. He was born in Ridgefield, NJ and came here 15 years ago from Lakewood, NJ. Mr. Cook was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Cape Coral Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Catherine of Cape Coral; daughters, Kathleen Irons and husband, Dennis of Cape Coral; Loretta McLain and husband, Gary of Tuckerton, NJ and Linda Molosky of Cape Coral; sister, Anne Kohring of Boynton Beach, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. from St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road.
       Fort Myers News-Press, 25 Mar 2007 -- Hazel J. (Roth) Cook, 92, of Fort Myers passed away on March 23, 2007 at HealthPark Care Center of Fort Myers. Hazel was born on February 15, 1915 to Lawton and Jessie Holloway in Parrish FL. Hazel moved to Fort Myers in 1934. Hazel was a secretary and bookkeeper for the Ward Distributorship Co. In 1950 Hazel and her husband Hilton became the new owners and renamed the company Hilton Cook Distributors. In 1970 Hilton passed and Hazel ran the company herself before selling it in late 1971.Hazel was a true lady who enjoyed gardening, flowers and fruit trees. She could make anything bloom. Hazel was devoted to her family and her grandchildren were here pride and joy. Hazel's grandchildren lovingly called her "Baboo".Her parents, Lawton and Jessie and her husband Hilton, predecease Hazel. Two daughters Linda L. Kauffman and Martha Jean Richey survive her. Hazel leaves four grandchildren John A. Kauffman Jr., Kristina L. Goldhahn, and John W and Martha Marinda Williams. Hazel has two great-grandchildren Hayden W. and Hunter Lee Goldhahn.Funeral services will be Tuesday March 27, 2007 at 11:00AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home burial will follow the service at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will gather on Monday March 26, 2007 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Fort Gardens Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Blvd. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens 936-0555

Fort Myers News-Press, November 30, 2005 - James H "Jimmy" Cook, was born on a small homestead in Tasmania, FL (north of LaBelle) to Leana Burrows & Charles Christopher Cook on Januray 24, 1920. The Cook family moved to LaBelle shortly after Jimmie was born where he lived till he went into the Army. He served with the 46th Signal Heavy Construction Battalion in Europe during WWII. Shortly after the war was over Jimmie and his family moved to Fort Myers in 1947 where he continued to operate the families beekeeping and honey producing business, Palm Apiaries, which his father CC founded. Jimmie is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice Flowers and 3 children, Charles (Janis) in Beaufort, SC, Patricia (Gary) Geuy in St. Paris, OH, and Dianne Morrison in Federal Way, WA. Jimmie and Alice have 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Margaret Cook of Fort Myers, & Betty Markham of Jacksonville and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday December 1, 2005 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday (TODAY) from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimmie's honor to the Lee Memorial Hospital Trauma Unit at 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Lee Memorial Park.
   Fort Myers News-Press, December 15, 2013 - Oscar William “Bill” Cook was born September 4, 1924 in Kokomo, IN to Oscar Freemont and Nannie Bell (Beaman) Cook. He was the youngest of five siblings all who have preceded him in death. He married Norma Joan Powell on September 23, 1944. The next year they had their first son, Steven William and in two years a second son, Danny Earl was born. While living in Kokomo Bill worked at Sears Roebuck. In 1955, Bill and Norma had their third child, a daughter Debra Lynn. After a vacation to Florida the family moved to Naples, Florida in the winter of 1958. A few years later they relocated to Ft. Myers where a second daughter, Judith Kay was born. Bill worked for Lee County for a few years and in the mobile home business. 1971 he started a mobile home repair and remodeling business, Cook’s Mobile Home Service which later became Cook’s Home Service. In 1997, Bill retired and son, Steve purchased the business. In 2000 grandson, Tim took over the business and operates it today. Bill and Norma loved their grandchildren and spent many days taking them fishing, camping and on road trips in their motor home. Bill and Norma retired to their home in North Fort Myers where he kept busy with woodworking making many tables, footstools and cabinets which the family will cherish as loving heirlooms. Bill and Norma are blessed with seven grandchildren; Tim Cook, Steven Cook Jr, Michael Cook, Scott Cook, Craig Lesh, Cody Lesh and Dr. Sarah Macander. They have six great grandchildren; Connor Cook, Rachel Lesh, Clay Cook, Reagan Cook, Shelby Lesh and Riley Cook. Funeral ceremony will begin 11am, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Tice United Methodist Church. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Please sign Bill's guest book to express condolences to the family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 5, 1944 - Suell E. Cook, 68, died at Iona yesterday morning of a long illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eula Cook, five daughers, Mrs. B. L. Clark, Mrs. Plozzie Smith, Mrs. Buford Curry, Mrs. Frank Pollard, Mrs. Lillian White; three sons, Hilton Cook, Jack Cook and Bill Cook.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of the Riverside Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 1, 2006 - Henry Deleon “Dee” Cooner, age 85, of Fort Myers died on February 25, 2006. He was born on August 27, 1920 in Kingsland, GA. He moved to Florida when he was a baby. He was the son of Henry and Irene Cooner. When he was a young boy he lived on a working orange grove in Salerno, Florida on the east coast. He graduated from Palm Beach High School where he was on the track team and placed 3rd in the State Championship in pole vault. A member of our nation's "greatest generation", Henry enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942. He served in the Marine Air Corps as a land-based radioman in the Pacific Theatre and later on a B-25 bomber. After the end of WWII, he returned to West Palm Beach and met Jeanette Lawhon, who became the love of his life for 60 years. Dee and Jeanette were married on October 17, 1948. In 1951, Dee made the most important decision of his life. He received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He began working for the Miami Herald while in Miami and later when in West Palm Beach, went to work for Jacksonville Paper Company, where he worked for 33 years. Dee and Jeanette were blessed with four children, Sharon and Jeff (while in West Palm) and Bradley (when in Lakeland). In 1962, Dee and Jeanette moved to Fort Myers where their daughter Cyndie was born. Dee was an outdoorsman and his greatest joy was being with his family camping, fishing and golfing. The family's yearly summer vacation was always an adventure. Dee had a special surprise in store for the family on each vacation. Dee served as a teacher of the bible in Sunday School for 45 years. 38 years he taught the bible at McGregor Baptist Church. During that time, hundreds of people were positively influenced by God's Word. Dee's greatest desire was for people to experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Dee lived an honorable and courageous life. He was liked by all and loved by many. He was a true friend, loving husband, father and grandfather. He lived well and died at home surrounded by his family. The moment he passed from this life he went to his eternal life with his heavenly father.He survived by his wife Jeanette, his four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at Central Baptist Church on Thursday, March 2nd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM followed by a celebration of his life from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Graveside service will be at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 SR 82 at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist Church of Fort Myers. Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 27, 2013 - Jeanette L. Cooner was taken into the arms of her Jesus on February 22, 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. Cooner was born on June 6, 1927 in Titusville, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband and the love of her life, Henry. Jeanette was a devoted mother to her children, and she was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She was a dear friend to many. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Sharon (Byron), Jeff (Sherri), Brad (Brenda) and Cyndie (Jeff); seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private graveside service was held at Lee Memorial Park on February 25, 2013. The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Hope Hospice-Joanne's House or to Cape Baptist Church.
   Fort Myers News-Press, May 22, 2013 - Dorothy M. Cooper, 85, of Sanibel Island Florida, passed away on May 19, 2013. She was born in Boston, MA. and moved to Miami FL. in 1953. She retired to Sanibel following a long career with Bell Phone Company in Miami, FL. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond J. Cooper; brothers Charles and Daniel McGlinchey and sisters, Catherine O'Neil and Helen McLaughlin. Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughter Kelley Reyff and husband Howard, her son Kerry Cooper and wife Carolyn and grandchildren Samantha and Gabrielle; sisters, Mary Murnane and Margaret Flynn; brothers, John, James, Richard and William McGlinchey.  An avid volunteer, Dorothy devoted much of her time volunteering as a Baby Cuddler at the Health Park Birthing Center in Ft. Myers as well as being a Eucharistic Minister at ManorCare for Blessed Pope John XXIII.  Family will receive guests at 2:30 p.m. in the narthex and a Mass will follow on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL. Internment will be private for the family only at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325. "Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take but what we give". Edgar Allen
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 17, 1938 - Harry Cooper, 33-year-old odd-job plumber, yesterday morning shot and killed his school-teacher wife Lou Ella, 28, and then fired a pistol bullet into his temple to end his own life. The shooting occurred at Weaver's Corner after Mrs. Cooper had jumped from her husband's car as he turned onto the Pine Island road and resisted his efforts to force her back into their Chevrolet sedan. Cooper died instantly. Mrs. Cooper, wounded in the abdomen and in the vicinity of the heart,died a few seconds later after staggering almost across the Tamiami Trail and falling on her face. Six witnesses at the Weaver filling station, attracted by Mrs. Cooper's screams, said they saw Cooper force his wife into the seat of the car and fire two bullets into her body at close range. Then, they said, he turned the gun on himself to send a bullet into his head just above the right ear, slumping instantly to the ground while the pistol clattered onto the running board. Mrs. Cooper had not resided with her husband since Tuesday morning. Monday evening at a night spot Cooper told friends his wife was outside in their car 'mad enough to bite a spike nail because I'm drunk.' Next morning Mrs. Cooper moved into the home of a friend. Yesterday morning Cooper waited outside Gwynn Institute where she was taking an examination and when she came out of the building apparently persuaded her to go for a ride with him. Witnesses said that as the car slowed to turn toward Pine Island, Mrs. Cooper jumped from the vehicle. Cooper stopped quickly and ran after her, they said, overtaking her and dragging her back toward the car. Testifying at the inquest, Scott Weaver, proprietor of the station, said: 'I went out and asked 'what's the trouble?' He said 'it's all right, this is my wife and I'm going to take her with me.' I asked her 'is this your husband?' and she said 'yes' so I said 'that let's me out.' Then I went to call the sheriff. 'Then I heard her scream 'he's got a gun.' I saw her staggering across the road with her hands up to her breast and blood running onher hands. She fell on the highway as I ran to her. I guess she breathed twice after I reached her.' G. R. DePuy, state road foreman parked across the highway explained that while Weaver was phoning, Cooper dragged her into the car on the driver's side. She slid through the car and he caught her again, dragging her back and pushing her into the car. She screamed and he shot twice at her and one at himself. Four other witnessed told practically the same story. They were Scott Weaver, jr., Monroe Smith, Sam Red and A. H. Kirkland. The testimony was given at an inquest into the death of Mrs. Cooper. Verdict was that she was murdered by her husband. peach Justice Roy Lamberton said Cooper's death was a plain case of suicide and that no inquest was necessary. Members of the coroner's jury were L. M. Stroup, C. E. MacCanon, Harry Pennington, C. H. Rosser, G. C. Spencer and J. E. Alderman. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night pending arrival of relatives. Both bodies are at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First Street. Mrs. Cooper is surived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Williams of Virginia avenue; two brothers, Thomas and Raymond of Fort Myers and two sisters, Mrs. Tuillis J. Woodham of Jacksonville and Mrs. George Lundquist of Naples. Cooper is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Cooper of Tournament street; a sister, Mrs. Leona Jones of Jacksonville, two brothers, H. Lawrence Cooper of Jacksonville and Charles C. Cooper of Birmingham, Ala. Married secretly some nine years ago, the Coopers did not announce their marriage until two years later. Since then, relatives said, their marital relationship had been none too peaceful. Apparently Cooper's drinking party Monday evening precipitated the final rift which led to the fatal shooting yesterday. Walking into the night spot at a late hour Monday evening, Cooper ordered a drink and talking to two friends already ensconced at the bar, pointed through the doorway to his wife visible in their car outside, said: 'See my wife out there? She's mad enough to bite a spike nail in two.' A friend asked why and Cooper replied 'because I'm drunk that's why. She don't want me to drink. She said I couldn't drink any more but by God you see me drinking don't you?' Rambling on, Cooper mentioned the name of an admired friend and said, 'I'd like to be like him. He let's his wife sit out in the car and tear her hair while he goes into a juke and dances with any girl in there. He takes a notion, he don't care what his wife says--don't pay any attention to her.' It was next morning that Mrs. Cooper moved her belongings to the Jackson street home of Mrs. Tom Derington, telling her that she was leaving Cooper for good because of his drinking. Thursday afternoon she moved into a home together with Mrs. Ferris Begley and Miss Irby Clay, other teachers. Mrs. Cooper was to have taught the fifth grade at Tice this year. She had been teaching in Lee county schools for 10 years. Before their rift, she had lived at the Fairfax apartments at Tice with her husband, who has had no regular employment in several years. Neighbors said that Cooper, who had the family car, had continued to live at the Fairfax apartments after his wife left Tuesday. Apparently seeking a way to reach his wife, Cooper called at the county superintendent's office Thursday afternoon to inquire when and where his wife was supposed to take her examination scheduled for yesterday. He was told that the examination - on a state university correspondence course - was to be held at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. While waiting to catch his wife when she had finished her examination, Cooper chatted with a shop-keeper next door and in answer to a question told him he had no children 'and never will have any.' Exhibiting the pearl-handled .32 calibre death weapon at the inquest, Deputy Sheriff E. P. McAuley said that he had ordered Cooper to go home three times in the past three weeks when he found him tipsy. His wife would be waiting in their car nearby, Deputy McAuley said, to drive him home. McAuley also recalled that some time ago Cooper had been jailed for a fistic battle with a sandwich cook at Popeye's place north of the river. Still more recently he engaged in a battle with Haywood Montgomery at his filling station, calling a tire iron into play to send Montgomery to the hospital after losing the fistic end of the fight.

Lessie Lewis Cooper died June 8, 1993 in Fort Myers FL . She was born in Crewsville , Florida on May 13, 1902.
    
Fort Myers News-Press, October 17-19, 2013 - Paul Archibald Cooper, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on October 7, 2013. Our beloved Paul Archibald Cooper was born on a farm near Center Point, Iowa, on January 8, 1924. After attending Iowa State College, he entered the Army as a private and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Fontainebleau, France in 1945. He rose to the rank of Colonel and retired to Fort Myers, Florida in 1973. During his retirement, he devoted a great deal of time and talent to improving and helping the community. He served on several county-wide committees and was past president of the Lee County Mission Board in Harlem Heights. In addition, he was President Emeritus of Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, and served as a president of Myerlee Country Club and remained as President Emeritus. In his earlier years, he was active in his church, serving on committees when called upon. Paul was a very outgoing dear friend of many. His hand was out to all whom he came in contact. He always had a timely joke to tell, and they were always related to the situation at hand. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Paul leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Beverly, a son, Paul (Vikki) Cooper of Alexandria, Virginia and a daughter, Karen (Bob) Bazzle of Alexandria, Virginia and a stepson, James (Ann) Osterling of Fort Myers, as well as two granddaughters and two step-grandsons. Paul also leaves a sister, Enid (Alan) Sloan of San Clemente, California and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Entombment will full military honors will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 22, 2000 - Raymond J. Cooper, 75, of Sanibel and formerly of Somerville, MA and Miami, FL, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000. Mr. Cooper served in the US Navy during WWII as a signalman aboard merchant ships in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Surviving are his wife Dorothy M. Cooper of Sanibel; his daughter, Kelley (Howard) Reyff and son, Kerry (Carolyn) Cooper and two granddaughters, Samantha and Gabrielle all of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas J. Palko of St. Columbkille Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Private entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105.Ft Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, 936-0555

     Panama City Herald, July 13, 2012 - Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Donald Patrick Copeland passed away peacefully in his sleep in Purcellville, Virginia, on July 8, 2012, at the age of 67. Pat was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 10, 1944, to William Andrew "Red" Copeland and Thelma Miller Copeland. He attended Snowden Elementary and Junior High in Memphis, Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Central High School in Memphis, enlisting in the Army in 1961 at the age of 17. His initial military training was as a technician, repairing and maintaining the Nike Hercules Fire Control and Master Missile System. Pat was selected to attend the Signal Officer Candidate School, Class 04-66 at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant.Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Copeland served in various command and staff assignments during his military career and was a veteran, serving in Da Nang Province, Vietnam. Pat's most notable assignments were with Joint Intelligence Security (Naples, Italy), Material Management Office and Inspector General Office, Pentagon, Washington, DC. He also served as the Senior US Staff Executive Officer, responsible for managing the upgrade of a worldwide special intelligence communications network charged with providing intelligence and communications support for the US Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty Conference. For all of Pat's distinguished service, the assignment for which he was most proud was his selection to command Company B, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, The All America Division.His decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 1OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (2), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Overseas Service Bars (2), Presidential Citation Badge, and Parachutist Badge. He received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Tampa in 1972 as part of the US Army "Bootstrap Program" and his MS in Contract and Procurement Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1977. He attended several military schools during his 24-year career, including Signal Officer Advanced Course, Airborne Course, Command and General Staff College Course, and Inspector General Course. After retiring from the military, Pat worked for System Automation in Silver Spring, Maryland, as a project manager. In 1990 he realized a lifelong dream to live in Florida when he moved to Panama City Beach, where he owned and operated Beach Originals East and West, a beachwear retail business. He spent his later years enjoying the beauty of the Gulf Coast, fishing, watching dolphins, eating oysters at Hunt's every chance he had, enjoying friends and family, traveling, exploring his many hobbies and interests, and, most importantly, spoiling his beloved grandchildren.Pat is survived by his two children, Christopher Scott Copeland and Heather Copeland Gattuccio (Nick); sister, Wilma Copeland Bickers; loving companion, Sharon Katsos, and her daughter, Eleni; four grandchildren, Donald Caldwell Copeland, Charles Andrew Copeland, Caitlin Irene Gattuccio, Lorenzo O'dea Gattuccio; four nieces, Carol Lynn Caldwell Newman (James) and her children Stacey (David Pritchard), Daniel and grandchildren, Sara Beth, Jacob, and Elizabeth, Pam Caldwell Vaughan (Gary) and her sons Justin and Blake (Megan Mashburn), and Kay Copeland Pinegar (Richard) and her daughters Ginny (Adam Velazquez) and Sylvia, Malinda Bickers Green (Jeff) and her children Brittany and Andrew Ryan; three nephews, Matt, Mike (Leta-Fern Miller), his daughter Alicia Bickers Miller and granddaughter Laiken, and Mark Bickers and his daughters Brooke, Kayla and Leslie; and too many loving friends around the world to name individually. His beloved sister, Margaret Copeland Caldwell (Maurice), his elder brother, Frank Copeland, and nephew William Frank "Butch" Copeland, Jr. preceded him in death. Pat always made time for others and never lost his professional acumen, intellect, or sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who love him. Airborne, All The Way! Per his wishes, Pat will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Details of the service will be released when finalized. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Pat's name to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas.
    The Fort Myers Press, March 30, 2007-Reno Anthony Coppa, 71, of LaBelle, FL died March 27, 2007. Born May 26, 1935 in Steubenville, OH, to Tillio and Anne Coppa, he was a member of the American Legion and a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Colombus, and attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Reno is survived by loving companion Mary Edith Hopkins, 3 children, Georgia Jean Irwin Villegas (Enrique), Tina Pekrol (Tom), Connie O'Brien (Patrick), 1 sister, Betty Marino, 7 grandchildren, Christi Barnett Lopez (Ignacio), Billie Jo Barnett Cuellar (Jose), Anthony Barnett (Anita), Nicole Russell Swiggett (Daniel), Corey Cummings, Kevin O'Brien, Terrence O'Brien, 7 great grandsons, and 4 great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance "Connie" Parker Coppa, parents, and 2 sisters, Genevive Coppa Kirkbride, and Mary Anne Coppa. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday April 1, 2007 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 5, 2013 - Barbara E. Copping, 82, of North Fort Myers, Florida , went home to be with her Lord on January 3, 2013. Mrs. Copping was born in Daleville, Indiana on June 26, 1930 , a daughter of the late Clarence and Arretta Darter. Barbara was a member and the organist/pianist of the Villas Wesleyan Church in Fort Myers for many years. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Copping. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 63 years, Carroll G. Copping; her children, Dale Copping, Max (Robin) Copping and David (Lynn) Copping; her former daughters-in-law, Sylvia Haynes & Debbie Delhay; her grandchildren, Sandy (Jeff) Lochner, Donald (Jessica) Copping, Jr, Patti Jones, Nicole Grimes, Jeff (Angie) Copping, Jennifer Copping (Brad) , Jami Butler (Scott ) and Michael (Lindsey) Copping; 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Roselyn (Jim) Jenkins and nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 from 6-8 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 1 PM at the Villas Wesleyan Church, 8400 Beacon Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 2008 - Donald Wayne Copping, Sr., 57, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2008. Born August 17, 1950, in Muncie, Indiana, Don was a resident of Fort Myers since 1952. He graduated from North Fort Myers High School in 1968 and worked with his father and brothers at Copping Roofing for 25 years. For the past 15 years Don was a loyal employee of The News-Press, where he served as Maintenance Supervisor. Don was a member of Faith Assembly of God church where he enjoyed volunteering in various ministries. His favorite hobbies included vacationing in the mountains, working in his woodshop (cave), and playing with the grandkids. Don was a loving husband, proud father and doting grandfather. He will be remembered and admired for his generous nature, caring friendship and devotion to family, God and his church. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sylvia Hunter Copping, daughter, Sandra Lochner (Jeff) of Chuluota, FL, son Donald W. Copping, Jr. (Jessica) of Kingsland, GA., parents Carroll and Barbara Copping of North Fort Myers, mother-in-law Ruby Hunter of Fort Myers, brothers Dale Copping, Max Copping (Robin) and David Copping (Lynn) all of Fort Myers, and grandchildren Shadd Copping, Chelsea Lochner and Chloe Lochner, He will be greatly missed by many other family members and friends as well. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Phil Goss, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24 at Faith Assembly of God Chapel, South Building, 6950 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. Private burial will follow. Dennis Hunter, Monty VanEmmerik, Steve Willis and Jim Dentinger will serve as pallbearers; Dale Copping, Max Copping and David Copping as honorary pallbearers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 12, 2012 - Clyde Denny Corbett, 79, of North Fort Myers passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. He was born in Akron, Ohio on August 20, 1933. He retired as Sr. Master Sergeant after 28 years with US Air Force. He served during Korea and Vietnam. Denny is survived by his wife, Juanita; his children: Cindy, Renee (Rudy), Crystal (Lindal), Sandra (Michael), Eddie and Christopher; numerous grandchildren; and his sister, Joan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lois. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Weds., Nov. 14, 2012 from 9:30 am until the time of the funeral service at 10:30. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Cir. Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info. 334-4880
    Cornelius Corbett – Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Corbett desire to return their sincere thanks to the many friends who so sympathetically and lovingly assisted them during their recent bereavement in the loss of their son, Cornelius. (Fort Myers Press, Jan. 5, 1911)

Fort Myers News-Press, February 26, 1985 - Helen Corbett, age 75, of Ft. Myers died Sunday in Calusa Retirement Center.  She was a teacher in the Pennsylvania State School System for 30 years and graduated from State Teachers College in Indiana, Penn., and earned her Masters Degree from Columbia University.  As a winter resident of Ft. Myers for 11 years, she was a member of the Chancellor Choir of First Presbyterian Church.  Private arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

        W W "Bill" Corbett

     Fort Myers News-Press, May 13, 2012 - Oscar M. Corbin, Jr., 94, of Fort Myers, Florida, died on May 8, 2012. He was born on the Corbin farm near Nebo, Hopkins County, Kentucky, on May 3, 1918. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1940 with a B.S. in agriculture. He was commissioned a 2d Lt. in the Army Air Corps on December 5, 1941, and he was assigned to an air gunnery instruction squadron at Buckingham Field near Fort Myers. By the end of World War II he was promoted to the rank of Major. After the war he served in the Air Force Reserves and retired as a Lt. Colonel. In 1942 he married Wilhelmina Mathis of Panama City, FL, who survives him. He always said that she was the best thing that ever happened to him. She was his constant companion, partner and best friend for 70 years. He is also survived by his three children, William M. Corbin (Mary) of Bainbridge Island, WA; R. Thomas Corbin of Fort Myers, FL; and Virginia Corbin (Randy) Henderson of Fort Myers, FL; and 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, all of whom visited him in the weeks before his death. Oscar survived his parents, Oscar M. Corbin, Sr., and Artibel Givens Corbin, and his three siblings, John G.(Sue) Corbin, Mary Jane Moore, and William B.(Betty) Corbin. Mary Jane's husband, Ray Moore lives in Auburndale, FL. In 1946 when his service in World War II ended he returned to Western Kentucky where he taught vocational agriculture until he opened a feed store with his brother John in Providence, KY. He was elected and served on the city council in Providence. In 1951 Oscar sold his half interest in the store and moved to Fort Myers where he purchased a feed store in downtown located at the corner of Main and Monroe Streets, "Corbin Farm Supply." Within five years his parents and siblings followed him to Fort Myers. In 1955 he opened another feed store in Naples and in 1959 he opened a retail warehouse store on Edison Ave. In 1960 he opened a garden store, "Corbin Garden Center," on Colonial Blvd. By 1966 he had sold his retail businesses and for the next 20 years he was a real estate broker. He built, owned and sold apartments and other commercial real estate developments, all of which prospered. Oscar was the Mayor of Fort Myers from 1967 to 1976. During his term he worked with the city council to improve the city's finances and its bond rating and to make many lasting improvements to the city. The present City Hall building was built during his term and a few years ago it was appropriately named in his honor. From 1985 to 1989 he was appointed by the Governor and served on the Board of the South Florida Water District. He loved his community. He worked on many charitable fund raising drives, such as Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts; community organizations: FM Kiwanis Club, Edison Pageant of Light, garden clubs, Mason's, Shriner's, PTA's, SW Florida League of Cities, Lee Memorial Hospital board, Greater FM Chamber of Commerce, and committees to attract businesses and colleges to Fort Myers. He served in leadership positions in most of these. He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church. Oscar and Mina were raised in the church and they joined the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers in 1951. Oscar was an active member who participated fully in the life of the church. Oscar loved being involved with his family, his friends and his community. He loved people. He remembered everyone and he wanted to know everything he could about the people he met. He had dozens of friends and he enjoyed nothing more than getting together with friends, which he did at every opportunity. Lately, he enjoyed lunch with the FM Kiwanis Club and the men of the Summit. He golfed, played bridge, square danced, boated, traveled the world, dined and partied with his friends. He was a private pilot and loved his flying days. He had a long retirement and he enjoyed good health his whole life, although he had some difficulties in his later years. Old age finally slowed him down and stopped him but he kept his good humor to the end.He had a wonderful life, as he always said. He had a wonderful wife who loved him for 70 years. He had a wonderful family. He was a successful businessman and Mayor. He had dozens of friends. He would want you to remember that he had a long, happy life. And he would wish you the same. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Fort Myers, FL.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers, 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901; The Salvation Army of Fort Myers, P.O. Box 60078, Fort Myers, Florida 33906; and Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 22, 2004 - Edmond J "Bud" Corbitt,79, of Ft. Myers passed away at his daughter's home on April 9, 2004. He was born in Alva, FL, June 21, 1924. He served in the Army during WWII. He is survived by 2 sisters; Aleta-Mae Ballard of Lehigh Acres and Glenda Wagner of Live Oak, daughter Diana Johnson & husband Les of Ft. Myers; son, Danny Corbitt & wife Lori of Lehigh, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousin. Memorial service will be held at Alva Methodist Church on April 24, at 10:30 AM. Private graveside service will follow the service. lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice in 'Buds' name.

   Fort Myers News-Press, February 14-15, 2012 - Eloise G. Corbitt, age 78, of LaBelle passed away Feb 12, 2012 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born Feb. 17, 1933 in Venus, FL, the daughter of the late Mathey and the late Annie (Davis) Gay. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved going to the farm, gardening and cooking for her family. She lived most of her life in Immokalee before moving to LaBelle in 2002. Survivors include her children: Jason (Kathy) Corbitt of Immokalee, Bruce (Sharon) Corbitt of LaBelle, Steve (Shelly) Corbitt of LaBelle, Kathy Corbitt of Naples, Calvin Corbitt of Immokalee and Sarah (George) Bambera of NJ, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews . She is also survived by her faithful companion, her poodle, Penny. She was predeceased by her husband: Frank James Corbitt and sons: Baby Boy Corbitt, Jimmy Corbitt and Ralph Corbitt. The Graveside Funeral Service will be held Thurday, February 16, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Baptist Cemetery in Immokalee with Rev. George Bambera officiating. Interment will follow in Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral, FL 33909.Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

      Fort Myers News-Press, January 27, 1958 - Mrs. Eugenia Corbitt, 78, a resident of North Fort Myers, died Sunday. Survivors include a son Edward C. Corbitt, step-sons, J. T. Corbitt, North Fort Myers, M. M. Corbitt, Hialeah, Fla., half sisters, Mrs. Tillie Corbitt, North Ft. Myers, Mrs. Nola Lewis, Starke, Fla., granddaughter Judy Corbitt, North Fort Myers, daughter-in-law, Mildred Corbitt and a stepbrother, J. B. Delacey, Ocala, Fla. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd O'Bannon officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shelby Bass, John Bass, Rex Bass, Elder Quick, Edgar Taylor and Jess Clark.
    Caloose Belle - Hazel Louise Corbitt, born May 1, 1902 at Wauchula, Florida, was a bookkeeper and a teacher at Fidelis Sunday School. Mrs. Corbitt died December 1, 2000 at LaBelle, Florida. She was survived by sons, James A Corbitt II of Ortona, Jack David Corbitt of Newtown, CT, and Thomas Richard Corbitt of USAF Brussels, Belgium; daughter, Helen Louise Campbell of Cape Coral; sister, Ann Carter of Davie, FL; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services at First Baptist Church of LaBelle. burial in Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home
    James Allan Corbitt, native of Bayshore (Lee County), Florida, died May 4, 1986 at Ft. Myers. He was born August 16, 1913, a son of Robert Melvin Corbitt.  Mr. Corbitt and his wife, Lou, of Alva, are the parents of James A Corbitt II, Jack D Corbitt, Major Thomas R Corbitt and Helen Campbell. He is further survived by his brother, Kenneth Corbitt. Burial will take place at Lee Memorial Park.  
 
  Mrs. Lillie Leacy Whidden Corbitt, died May 15, 1963. She was the wife of Lucien Dillard Corbitt. Mrs. Corbitt was born February 11, 1870, the daughter of Elias and Raney Whidden. Burial at New Prospect Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, December 12, 1981 - Reuben A Corbitt, Alva native, died December 10, 1981. Born April 17, 1896, he is survived by his wife, Dora Edwards Corbitt, and children Edmond Corbitt, Archie Corbitt, Richard Wagner, Aleta Ballard, Glenda Wagner; bro/o Paul Corbitt, Eva Yarboro. He served in the US army in WWI. Burial to take place at Alva Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, July 21, 1981 - Tillie R Driggers Corbitt, died July 19, 1981. she was the wife of Tom Corbitt, and was born November 15, 1892, in Samsville, Florida, to James and Emily Driggers. She is survived by her daughters Viola Simpson and Nolla lewis and granddaughter Thurola Spear. Her siblings are Eugenia, James E and Magnolia Driggers. Burial to take place at New Prospect Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 10, 2011 - Mary Lucille (Saddler) Corey, 88, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, she was 88. Born on January 31, 1923 to Leon and Lucille Saddler of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mary moved to Cape Coral, Florida from Liverpool, New York in 1978. In her early years she was employed by the Woolworth Corporation as a bookkeeper. Mary volunteered her time and services to teaching Release Time Bible Study for inner city school children as well as Vacation Bible School, and assisting in the church nursery. Her outreach also extended to providing home care to unwed mothers through an organization called New Hope. Mary also enjoyed her time with the Girl Scouts. Mary is survived by her loving family including her children, Elaine (John) Montague, Vincent Corey Jr., James Corey, Sharon Corey, Jeanne (Martin) Schaefer; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Agnes Carson. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent in 1996. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until the funeral service at 2 pm on Saturday, March 12th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave online thoughts and memories for her family.
     The Boston Globe, December 20, 2013 - Francis Lawrence Cormack, age 88, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, a longtime resident of Dedham Massachusetts, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Beloved Husband of the late Ruth (Payne) Cormack and the late Mary Anne (Norton) Cormack. Devoted father of Janet Cormack, Francis Cormack Jr. and his wife Beth, Joanne Porter and her husband Forest. Loving Grandfather of Catherine, Taylor, Rebecca Cormack and James Bradbury. A veteran of WWII Frank enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific corridor. After the war he attended Boston College where he graduated in 1950 with a degree in sociology. He later attended Bentley College and achieved a degree in accounting and also took business courses at Northeastern University. Frank lived in Dedham, Massachusetts and was employed by the small business administration until his retirement to Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was also a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and VFW. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Frank's memory to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Visitation will be Friday, December 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82 Fort Myers, FL 33913, with a prayer service to follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. For information, please contact (239)334-4880.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 10, 2001 - Mary Anne Cormack, 71, of Lehigh Acres, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. She was born December 7, 1929, in Boston MA. She is survived by her husband, Frank Cormack of Lehigh Acres, 1 sister, Clair Burke of Hingham, MA, 2 brothers, Frank Norton of Milton, MA and Jack Norton of Pocasset, MA, 3 step-children, Frank Cormack, Jr.of Dedham, MA, Janet Cormack of West Roxbury, MA and Joanne Porter of Norton, MA. Formerly of Boston, MA, she has been a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1983. She was a member of St. Raphael Church of Lehigh Acres, and The Lay Carmelite Order and The C.C.W. of St Raphael Church. A Mass of the Cristian Burial wll be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday March 14, 2001 at St Raphael Church in Lehigh Acres. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at The Farley Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Memorials may be made to The Guadalupe Center, PO Box 1053, Immokalee, FL 34143. 
      Fort Myers News-Press, September 29, 1935 - L. G. Cornell, 70-year-old retired garage operator, committed suicide early yesterday morning at the home of his son in Tamiami city by placing at 25-20 rifle under his chin and sending a bullet into his brain. His son, Emmett W. Cornell, and neighbors attributed his action to despondency over poor health and said they had often heard him threaten to end his life. Young Cornell was awakened at 4 o'clock yesterday morning by the shot. Rushing into the parlor he found his father seated on a small stool, doubled over the rifle. He called chief Deputy Sheriff E. P. McAuley who in turn called out Coroner John West and Constable D. M. Ramsey. Coroner West and the constable decided the death was a plain case of suicide and no inquest was held. Cornell, who formerly operated the Tamiami City garage, is survived by two sons, Emmett W. of Tamiami City and George C. of Los Angeles; one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Carpenter of Brownsville, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. E. M. Johnson of Yelvington, Mo. Services will be at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Carlock Hawk officiating. Red Men are requested to be present.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2012 - Danny Dee Cornett, 56, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice. Formerly of Middletown, OH, he resided in Fort Myers, FL before becoming a Bonita Springs resident 17 years ago. Danny was born February 4, 1955 in Middletown, OH son of Victor and Patricia Ann (nee Adams) Cornett. Danny was a graduate of Lemon Monroe High School in Monroe, OH. Mr. Cornett owned and operated Dano's Maintenance and Home Watch, serving SW Florida for many years. Danny was an avid motorcycle rider, enjoyed playing basketball, loved playing the organ, and collected model trains. He was a certified member of the Masonic Temple in Middletown, OH for 35 years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs. Danny is survived by his loving daughters, Kari Cornett of Bradenton, FL and Tiffiny Cornett of Monroe, OH; mother, Patricia Ann Cornett of Bonita Springs, FL; and sister, Vickie (David) Hoelzer-Caputo of Bonita Springs, FL. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Cornett and sister, Karen Cornett. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, 3971 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until the time of the service. A luncheon for family and friends will follow. Burial will be private at Bonita Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Danny's name to the First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs or Joanne's House at Hope Hospice.

     Fort  Myers News-Press, December 30, 2012 - Marion M. "Pint" Cornwell, Jr., 88, of Fort Myers, went to be with our Lord on December 26, 2012. Pint was born July 23, 1924 in Fayetteville, NC and moved with his family to Fort Myers in 1926. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1942 and entered the U. S. Army Air Corps soon afterward. He served in the Philippines during World War II and remained in the Air Force reserve after the war, eventually retiring as a Major. Pint graduated from Clemson College in 1950 with a degree in civil engineering, and initially worked for Carl Johnson as a surveyor. He later joined his dad in the construction business. Pint left the construction business in the late 60's to become the assistant county engineer for Lee County and later rose to county engineer. After leaving this post, he spent time in private practice and in other engineering positions before returning to his original love as a contractor in Lee County. Mr. Cornwell leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Nell Scott Cornwell, his children: Marion Scott Cornwell (Susan) of Fort Myers, Cathy Elver (Ralph) of Fort Myers, Thomas E. Cornwell (Nina) of Gainesville, and Becky Bess (Bill) of Fort Myers; his grandchildren: Milo Elver, George Elver, Heather Bettis, Michael Bess, Keely Brubaker, Michael Cornwell and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: M. M. Cornwell, Sr. and Oppie Spoon Cornwell; his brother, Nat S. Cornwell, and his grandson, Andrew Bess.Papa, we love you immeasurably. You were our compass. By your example, you taught us love and values like honesty and integrity. You were ALWAYS there for us. You made us all proud. God speed and we will see you in heavenA memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers.
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 15, 2013 - Charlotte A. Corriea, 83, of Cape Coral, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013. She was born December 22, 1929 in Boston, MA and moved to Cape Coral from Bermuda in 1979. She attended Church of the Epiphany in Cape Coral.Mrs. Correia leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 51 years, Manuel B. Correia; her children: Anthony Correia of Cape Coral , Andrew Correia (Maureen) of Cape Coral and Marsha Craft (Rick) of Bermuda; her grandchildren: Carissa Correia, Dylan Craft and Jesse Craft. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Funeral  arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, August 28, 2009 - Anthony Corti, 75, of Cape Coral, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Cape Coral Hospital. He was born July 22, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Silverio and Josephine Ferrera Corti, now deceased. He retired in 1981 from the New York City Transit Police Force after 20 years of faithful service. Upon coming to Cape Coral, he was employed for 18 years as a bus driver with the Lee County School District. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He was also an umpire with the Roy Hobbs Wood Bat Baseball Tournament. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Salerno. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Corti of Cape Coral; children, Kevin M. Brown, Josephine Hinks, Mark Brown and James Brown; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Campo. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    The Patriot Ledger, December 5, 2012 - Anna (Parziale) Corvi, formerly of Quincy, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, at Lehigh Acres, Fla. She was 88 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late James Corvi. She is survived by her five children, Janice Brown and her husband Joel Brown, Joanne Leedecke and her husband Steve, Sandra Lawyer and her husband Ray, Ellen MacLean and John Corvi; her brother, John Parziale; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her friend, Skeeter Lawyer; and many other relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held in Lehigh Acres, Fla., at a later date.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 11, 1998 - James V Corvi, August 22, 1918 – November 1, 1998, Retired firefighter of Quincy, Mass., and World War II veteran. James is survived by his loving wife, Anna E. Corvi; one son, John E. Corvi of Weymouth, Mass.; four daughters: Janice Brown of N. Hollywood, Calif., Joanne Leedecke of Las Alanitos, Calif., Ellan MacLean of San Jose, Calif. and Sandra Lawyer of Lehigh Acres, Fla.. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 941-334-4880.
    The News-Press, November 5, 2008 - Elizabeth Cosby, 61, of Lehigh Acres, passed away on Wednesday. She is survived by her loving spouse; Constantine Lawrence, son; Elmore (Glenda) Lee, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 god-daughter; Chantelle, and a host of friends and relatives. Visitation will begin on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at 9:30am at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL, with a funeral service to follow at 12pm. Interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. (239)334-4880.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 19, 2005 - Frank Cossentino, 76, of Cape Coral, FL formerly of North Babylon, NY passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2005. He was born on March 21, 1929 to Salvatore & Guiseppina Cossentino in Partinico, Sicily, Itlay. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Rose, and children, Salvatore (Marie) Cossentino and JoAnn (Martin) Montoya and four grandchildren, RoseMarie, frank, Anthony and Cristina, a brother, Carlo of NY and a sister, Anna of Torino, Italy, along with many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Frank was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be forever missed by all. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8:30 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 22, 2005 at 10:00 AM at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.  Our family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at Hope Hospice South in Fort Myers, FL for their loving care and compassion.Memorial contributions may be directed to Hope Hospice of Lee County.
    Fort Myers News-Press June 11, 2008 Rose Cossentino, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from a long battle with cancer. Rose was born in New York on April 4, 1929 to Joseph and Filippa Notizia. She relocated to Florida in 1984. Rose was a volunteer at the Cape Coral Hospital in 2006. She is predeceased by her husband Frank. She is survived by her loving children Salvatore (Marie) and JoAnn (Martin). Her grandchildren Rosemarie, Frank, Anthony and Cristina. She is also survived by her sisters Antoinette Piazza, Marie Mandala and Carmela Baratt. She is also survived by many other beloved family and friends. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL. 33991, 239-283-0540.

    Fort Myers News-Press, November 27, 2010 - Noah Samuel Grindstaff Costa (Angel Boy). November 24, 2010. Age 16 of Sanibel, FL, a tragic accident on Wednesday, November 23, 2010. Noah was born on December 16, 1993 in Nashville, TN, and is survived by his mother, Robin Grindstaff Costa; father and step-mother, Samuel Warren and Amy Costa; siblings Kelsey, Nikolaus and Tyler; grandparents Roy and Virginia Grindstaff; Dorothy Costa; Manuel James and Wanda Costa; and, a remarkable collection of cousins, as well as other extended family and friends whose lives he touched. Noah was a Junior at Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, FL, and a defenceman on the Midget U-18AA team in the Florida Junior Everblades Hockey Program. Noah was a graduate of the Sanibel School, the Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN and the Hernando Middle School in Hernando, MS. Noah was active in youth hockey programs with both the Junior RiverKings and Junior StreetKings while at HMS. Noah loved hockey and skating. He also enjoyed skim boarding, surfing, fishing, hiking, shooting, white water rafting, parasailing, rock climbing, skydiving, white water rafting and all things extreme and outdoors. Noah loved to travel, and he spent a great deal of time in Canada, Mexico and the southwestern United States. A Celebration of Noah's life honoring his amazing spirit will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the Sanibel Community Church, with Youth Pastor Rev. Tom Walsh officiating. Visitation will precede the service at the church from 1:00-3:00 pm. All are welcome to attend a sunset remembrance following the service. Meet at Seagull Estates Clubhouse, 200 Daniel Drive, Sanibel. Florida Pall Bearers will be David Biffar, Mathew Czaster, Luke Czaster, Cody Durand, Matthew Kfoury and Sherman Lovett. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Karl Masnjak, Marco Petretta and the entire Junior Everblades Organization.There will be visitation at the Stoney Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethton, TN on December 1, 2010 from 11:00 AM - 1 PM. A memorial service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Burial will immediately follow at the Grindstaff Family Cemetery.Tennessee Pall Bearers will be his father, Samuel Costa, Ricky Costa, Thomas Costa, Randy Grindstaff, Hunter McLendon, Sadler McLendon, Taylor Moore and Larry Woods. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Derek Landmesser and the entire RiverKings Organization.There will be a memorial service held in Hernando, MS at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Noah's family has stablished "Noah's Gift" at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. This fund will be used to bring joy into the lives of young people, as Noah brought so much joy to the lives of so many.Donations may be made to "Noah's Gift" at CFNM, 321 Losher, Hernando, MS 38632.Noah had chosen to be a registered Organ Donor. He discussed his wishes with his family, and we chose to honor his wishes.Godspeed, Angel Boy. Your time with us was brief and your life was full. We are all blessed to have had you in our lives.

   Fort Myers News-Press, April 14, 2010 - Michael Charles Costello, 37, passed away peacefully Thursday night April 8, 2010, in his adopted new home of Colorado Springs, CO with his mother and father by his side.Michael was born June 12, 1972, in Fort Myers, FL, the oldest of three sons. He graduated from Fort Myers Senior High School with the Class of 1990. Michael's continuing education included Certification as a Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technician. Michael was enthusiastically pursuing his HVAC career in Colorado Springs, where he earned respect for his energy, reliable work ethic, positive attitude and professional competence. Michael also enjoyed an active life outdoors in Colorado with his Soul Mate of many years, Dorothy "DJ" Papol, and her family. DJ's parents, Steven and Carol Gearhart of Colorado Springs, welcomed Michael into their family and encouraged his love of the outdoors with opportunities for camping near Pike's Peak, mule deer hunting in the Colorado mountains, Four-Wheeling and Trail Biking along mountain trails and back roads. The clean, crisp, dry air of the Colorado Mountains provided an invigorating environment Michael loved as he dedicated himself to his work, his extended family, and his new life. Although raised in Southwest Florida with family and friends who shared his passions for hunting, boating, water skiing, fishing, skin diving for lobsters offshore and in the Keys, Michael quickly adapted his love of the outdoors to the many new opportunities available in the Colorado mountains.Michael is survived by his parents, Truman and Susan Costello, brothers Adam and John of Fort Myers, FL, his grandfather Garldine Rose, Los Angeles, CA, grandmother Lyn Costello, Charlotte, NC, aunts and uncles Charles and Dana Costello, and Janon Costello, of Fort Myers, FL, Raymond and Diane Costello, of Satellite Beach, FL, Murray and Kimberly Costello, of Georgetown, OH and Fort Myers, FL, together with numerous cousins and relatives around the country, and special family matriarch, Arlene Pacetti of Cape Coral, FL. Michael was pre-deceased by his grandfather Murray J. Costello, Jr., grandmothers Sally H. Costello and Lena C. Rose, and cousin Tyler Costello. A Memorial Service for Michael will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1598 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, on Saturday April 17th at 3:00 p.m. Following the service the family will receive friends at the residence of Truman and Susan Costello, 1221 Shadow Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The family requests that Memorial Donations in Michael's name be made to Southwest Florida Addiction Services, 3763 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, (239) 332-6937.

    Fort Myers News-Press, June 28, 2011 - Truman John Costello, 61, died June 21st in an auto accident in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He was born November 21, 1949, in St. Augustine, FL, the second son of the late Murray J. "Jack" Costello, Jr. & Sally H. Costello. From 1950 on, Mr. Costello was raised in Fort Myers, graduating with the Class of 1967 from Fort Myers High School. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Florida, B.S.B.A. He obtained his J.D. degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1975, & was admitted to the Florida Bar. Subsequently, he graduated in 1976 from New York University School of Law with an LL.M in Taxation. Mr. Costello co-founded the law firm of Costello, Royston & Wicker, LLP, practicing law for 36 years in Estate Planning & Taxation, Probate, Trusts, Real Estate & Business law. Since 1992, he has been Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida Bar. Mr. Costello was quite proud when his son John joined his law practice after graduating from Emory University Law School. When Mr. Costello was 12 years old he met the love of his life, Susan Rose. After a courtship spanning junior & senior high school, on September 14, 1968, Truman and Susan married. With a degree in Education from Florida State University, Mrs. Costello taught school to support her husband's pursuit of a law career.Notwithstanding the mixed marriage of a Florida Gator & an FSU Seminole, Truman & Susan raised three sons in Fort Myers while his law practice grew. Mr. Costello was a compassionate attorney known as a good listener with a soft, caring attitude that endeared him to the clients he served so well for so long. He shared his passion for the outdoors with his family on diving trips to the Keys, saltwater fishing, field trialing birddogs & deer hunting in Florida and Georgia. Mr. Costello is survived by Susan, his spouse of 43 years, sons Adam & John of Fort Myers, brothers Charles (Dana), Fort Myers, Raymond, Satellite Beach, Murray (Kimberly), of Fort Myers & Georgetown, OH, sister Janon, Fort Myers, step-mother Lyn Costello of Charlotte, NC, father-in-law Garldine Rose, Los Angeles, CA, aunt Arlene Pacetti of Cape Coral, aunt Betty Hill of St. Augustine & numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. Mr. Costello was pre-deceased by his parents, Jack and Sally Costello, his son, Michael, mother-in-law Lena Rose, sister-in-law, Diane (Ray) Costello & nephew Tyler. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Mr. Costello will be held Thursday afternoon, June 30, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at the First Assembly Ministries facility located at 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919. A Reception at this facility will follow. The family requests that Memorial Donations for Truman Costello be made to support our military wounded returning from the Middle East: Woundes Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, (904) 296-7350.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 3, 2009 - Joan M. Couillard, 81, loving wife and mother went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2009. She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thomas and Clara Cahill. She is survived by her loving family including her husband of 62 years, Robert Couillard; children, Patricia Mas, Thomas Couillard and Joseph Couillard; son-in-law, David Mas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road. Interment will be at a later date at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
    Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL - Robert Arthur Couillard, 89 of Cape Coral, FL went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to William and Alice Couillard. Bob was a Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Bob moved to Cape Coral in 1988 from Chester, New Jersey. He is survived by his loving family including his children, Patricia Mas, Thomas Couillard and Joseph Couillard; son in law, David Mas; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, John Couillard and Edward Couillard; a sister Matilda Decker; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all. Inurnment with Military Honors will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 17th at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family. Arrangements under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 1932 - Mrs. Gertrude Hughes Coumbe, wife of Major A.G. Coumbe, retired army officer,died early Sunday morning at the residence on Almeria avenue. Mrs. Coumbe, who was 57 years old, had been ill for some time. It was the second death in the family in less than a month. Mrs. Elizabeth M. Barben, mother of Mrs. Coumbe, came to Fort Myers early in January to attend her sick daughter and suffered a stroke from which she died on Jan. 30. Mrs. Coumbe is survived by her husband, a son, Joel Barben Coumbe of Fort Myers and two daughters, Mrs. John D. Glass of Oklahoma City and Miss Doris M. Coumbe of Fort Myers. Major Coumbe came to Fort Myers with his family about a year ago and purchased a home here. The body, which is in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, will be sent to Washington, D. C., Tuesday morning. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 13, 2008 - Frances M. Counts, 87, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday. She was a resident for the past 40 years, and formally of Illinois. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, James; son, Rick (Gail) Counts; and daughter, Nancy (Michael) Mattingly; grandchildren, Brad (Stephanie) Lain, Stefanie (Corey) Matter, and Scott (Megan) Lain; great-grandson, Adam Lain; and sisters, Thersa Jordan and Julie Skolds. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 14, 2008, at 11:00 am, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the service. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2008 - Charles Richard Couse, 95, of N. Fort Myers, FL passed away September 9, 2008. Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the last survivor of 4 siblings. A long time resident of N. Fort Myers, Dick was active in his church, serving as council president and choir member. His love for music was also evident in his membership in S.O.E.B.S.Q.U.A. as a part of the chorus and as a member of the quartet "The Caloosa Connection". He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth, daughters Nancy Lee Couse and Sandra E. Geertsen, as well as two grandchildren Lisa Geertsen and Andrew Geertsen, and one great-grandchild Naliandrah Geertsen. Dick worked most of his life for the Great Atlantic Tea and Coffee Co., first as a butcher, then rising in the business until retirement as a director of meat operations for the Buffalo, NY district. Dick's hobbies included golf and singing. His strong Christian faith and optimistic nature brought him countless friends. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 6-8 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Funeral service will be on Friday, at 12 Noon from Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3450 Winkler Ave. Extension, Fort Myers, FL 33916, (239) 274-0143. Visitation at church from 11 AM until the time of the service. A reception will be held immediately after the service at the church and entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 2008 -- Sarah Kathleen Coward, 95, of Punta Gorda, FL, passed away Monday January 21, 2008 at Tidewell Hospice. She was born April 18, 1912 in Knox County, TN. Sarah moved to Fort Myers in 1952 and lived here for several years before moving to Punta Gorda. She was preceded in death by beloved husband Burdette M. Coward, a son Thomas E. Coward and seven sisters. Sarah was a member of the Church of Christ in Fort Myers. She was a very loving mother who adored her family. Her passion was cooking, playing games and traveling anytime or any place to see her family. Sarah is survived by two sons, Bob and Charles; 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 Great Great-Grandchildren. Known as Granny Teen to all, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 - 8 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral Services will be Thursday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
   Fort Myers News-Press, August 23, 1952 - Mr. Henry H Cowart died in Ft. Myers on August 21, 1952. He was born in 1854. He is survived by sons Bryan E, J A and A B Cowart, and daughters Mrs Robert Wynn and Mrs S B Johnson; He is further survived bi his sister Mrs John Bleeker, and brothers William and Charley Stewart. BUrial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. 
  
  Fort Myers News-Press, October 6, 1967 - Funeral service for Mrs. Ollie P. Cowart, 75, of 270 Delmar St., Fort Myers Beach, will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach with the Rev. C. A. Comfort officiating. Pallbearers will be from members of the Melvin Cowart American Legion Post 274, Fort Myers Beach, and include Merle Carnahan, Mike Kazakos, Charles Hope, Warren Carpenter, Chester Townsend, Leon Caplewski, Robert O'Callaghan and Edwin Tippett. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Friends may call today at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Survivors include four sons, Clarence Cowart, Fort Myers, Travis Cowart, Fort Myers Beach, Lt Elwood Cowart, USN, Virginia Beach, Va., Sgt. Louis Coart, USMC, Swansborough, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Mae Parson, Webster, Fla.; a brother, Clarence Blakley; her mother, Mrs. Lighter Blakley, Fort Myers Beach; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of the Auxiliary of Melvin Cowart American Legion Post 274, Fort Myers Beach and a gold star mother.
   Azaline Hilliard Cox, born March 17, 1891, daughter of Christopher Columbus and Mary Ellen Poole Hilliard, died May 9, 1953. Mrs Cox was the wife of Samuel H Cox and mother of son Samuel W Cox. She is further survived by her sister Mrs J T Golden. Burial will take place at Fort Myers Cemetery
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 28, 2011 - Cathy Cox, 66, of Cape Coral, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, following an extended illness. She was born May 4, 1945, in New York City, N.Y., and came to Cape Coral in 2004. She retired in 2004 from Consolidated Edison of New York after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Southwest Florida Hog Chapter. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 41 years, Ronald A. Cox; her children, Dina Cox of Cape Coral, Jon (Leslie) Cox of East Northport, N.Y., and Niki (John) Pania of Cape Coral; three sisters, Debbie (Teddy) Pazis of Brooklyn, N.Y., Effie (Kevin) Krasa of St. Cloud and Denise (Fred) DeNoon of Islip, N.Y.; her brother, Dennis (Vicki) Patrakis of Pennsylvania; and her grandchildren, Nicholas, Sophia, Zachary and Kiara. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pat Poulos, in 2010. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Fort Myers. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

Fort Myers Tropical News, April 22, 1927 - Haywood Cox, 73, a farmer who has resided at Bayshore for the past 14 years, died there Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Della Dixon at whose home he had been living. Funeral services will be held at the Bayshore church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. H. B. Herr officiating. The body is being prepared for burial by L. A. Engelhardt. Mr. Cox was well known in Fort Myers, In addition to his daughter at Bayshore, he is survived by a son, J. B. Cox, who is in the state of Washington.

Fort Myers Tropical News, July 16, 1927 - Funeral services for J. B. Cox, 50 years old, and for 16 years a resident of Fort Myers, who died yesterday morning at his home at 924 Second st. following a long illness, will be held at the First Baptist church at 10:30 this morning. The Rev. C. T. Tew will conduct the ceremony. The pallbearers will be J. E. Yelvington, C. H. Wade, James W. Shelley, James Hires, William Adams and J. D. Maloy. Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, three sons, James, Edward and John, of Fort Myers; three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Poole and Mrs. Nellie Hicks of Ft. Myers and Mrs. G. W. Thomas of Lee, Florida and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Cox, of Lee. He came to Fort Myers 16 years ago and opened a furniture store with his uncle, J. P. Cox. before coming to fort Myers he lived for 14 years in Punta Gorda. He was born in Lee. For the past few years he has been in the real estate business.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 16, 1935 - John H. Cox, 79-year-old retired railroad man, died yesterday morning at Buckingham after a two months' illness. He had been a resident of Lee county for six years, coming here from Tennessee and building a home near Bayshore where he lived until the time of his illness. He is survived by a son, L. C. Cox of Fort Myers and Miami, and three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Gattle of Gary, Ind., Mrs. F. C. Davis of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Harold Dewitt of Chicago, Ill. The body is at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel, where it will remain pending the arrival of Mrs. Davis from Atlanta to make funeral arrangements.

    Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 30, 2011 - John Howell Cox August 8, 1924 - April 26, 2011 Born in Weston, Georgia, John Cox was destined to see the world. He grew up in Atlanta and Clayton County and was a proud graduate of Boys High. During WW II, John served as an officer in the US Navy. Returning to civilian life, he earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in business from DePauw University. His fascination with numbers, order and travel led him to work first with the United Fruit Company in Central and South America and later with the federal government in Washington, D.C. Retiring from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the early 1980's, John returned to East Point to live with his sister, Malissa Boatwright Cox. Being retired meant he had the time for his many volunteer activities. John was a dedicated and loyal volunteer with the Atlanta Audubon Society, Crossroads Community Ministry, the Carter Center, and St. Philip's Cathedral Bookstore, among others. He was a long-time member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where he was a communicant and lay Eucharist minister. This wonderful conversationalist, loyal friend and man of convictions died Tuesday at South Fulton Medical Center from complications related to an infection. He is survived by his sister and mourned by her and his many friends. His memorial service will be at eleven o'clock in the morning on Monday, May 2nd, at St. Luke's Episcopal, 435 Peachtree St. H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate contributions to any of the organizations he supported. Online condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhill.com.
       Fort Myers News-Press, May 2, 2007 - Robert (Bob) Cox passed away peacefully at his home in Altamonte Springs, Florida, surrounded by his family. He was 88. Bob joins Mildred, his beloved wife of 64 years, who passed away on June 12, 2006. Bob was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, where he met and married Mildred. They moved to Fort Myers in 1946 where Bob joined his brother, Norman Cox, in the gladiola industry. Bob and Mildred began spending their summers in Cashiers, North Carolina in 1960, and purchased their mountain home in 1975.During his 53 years in Fort Myers, Bob enjoyed a large circle of friends and was very socially active. He eventually became President of Norman Cox & Company, one of the top gladiola growers in the world. He received several awards, including Boss of the Year and Free Enterprise Citizen of the Year. Bob also served as President of the Florida Flower Association and as the Canterbury School Finance Officer for several years. He was involved in community service, including charitable work for the United Way and the Boy Scouts. Bob's love of music and dancing led him to become President of the 200 Club -- where he booked famous big bands, including Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey. He also enjoyed golf, dancing, boating and fishing. After he retired in 1980, Bob discovered a passion for tennis. He played tennis almost daily until the age of 80 and won a number of club championships. Bob and Mildred moved to Deland, Florida in 1999, and he eventually settled in Altamonte Springs. Surviving family members include his son, Glenn Cox and his wife Jan of Longwood, Florida; daughter Jane Ann Cox Thomas and her husband Larry of Fort Myers and Cashiers; and daughter Robin Cox Marrin and her husband Al of Gainesville, Florida. Bob also had three grandchildren: Brett Thomas, Shannon Cox Mellick, and Kate Marrin. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle -- and a true friend to many. He will be dearly missed.Bob will be buried with his wife at a dual graveside service at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Saturday, May 5, at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at the Fort Myers Country Club immediately following the service.Memorial contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Box 1952, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1952.

    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, October 20, 1978 - Elizabeth Strickland Coxwell, 72, a lifetime resident of Fort Myers born Feb 24, 1905 in Sanford, FL, died Wednesday, October 18, 1978.She is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Lowe of Fort Myers, Nora Howard of North Fort Myers, Mary Bowen of Fort Myers and Connie Kearley of Ormond Beach, Fla.; five sons, George Strickland of Alva, Abe Strickland, Dan Strickland and Paul Strickland, all of fort Myers, and Jerry Hawkins of North Fort Myers; one sister, Viola Crews; one brother, Otis Shafer, 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.Funeral will be sunday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Revs. Dirk Haffer, Gerald Gardner and Robert Rudd officiating. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Roswell, Tom Sarge, Thurman Swift, Bill Smith, Buck Bryant and Jack spearing.Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery
   
Fort Myers News-Press, January 26, 1948 - John William Coxwell, 87, died January 24, 1948. Born April 8, 1861, he is survived by his wife, Ila I Coxwell and son, Joseph L Coxwell. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
   
Fort Myers News-Press, April 22, 1950 - Stephen Allen Coxwell, 4 months old, died April 20, 1950. He is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Joseph Lee Coxwell Jr, and his brothers Jon David Coxwell and Joseph Lee Coxwell III. He is the grandson of Mr and Mrs Joseph Lee Coxwell Sr, Mrs Lee Tomlinson and D L Reese. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery

   Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 1969 - Mrs. Ethel Edna Crabill, 93, died Tuesday. Moving from Council Bluffs, Iowa, she had lived here for the past 35 years. Surviving is a niece, Mrs Annetta L. Brown of Des Moines, Iowa. Graveside funeral service will b held at 10 a.m. Thursday from Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. Donald R. Shepson, pastor, Christian and Missionary Alliance church, officiating. Arrangements are by the Harvey Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 11, 2005 - Zela "Nanny" Craft, age 89, of Moe Moe's Furniture Auction & Antiques of LaBelle passed away June 9, 2005 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral. Nanny was born April 16, 1916 at Chelsea, AL to the late Ollie Grimes and Berthan "Whitfield" Grimes. She has been a LaBelle area resident for the past 33 years, coming from Childesburg, AL. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include daughters; Patricia Sims (Jerry Fussell) of LaBelle, Christine (Paul) Smothers of Georgia, daughter-in-law Caroline Hunter of LaBelle, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons Douglas and Kenneth Hunter.

      Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL -  Alfred Clayton "Clay" Craichy, 87, active for years in LaBelle aviation and real estate businesses as well as community organizations, died Thursday, April 3, after an extended illness. Mr. Craichy moved to LaBelle in 1966 and was active in the Jaycees.  He was involved during the early years of the Swamp Cabbage Festival, and organized the air show that for a number of years was a part of the festival.  A veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, he worked in the local area as a crop duster and pilot and also founded A. Clay Craichy Real Estate in the 1970s in LaBelle.  Mr. Craichy worked as a crop duster and pilot in Central and South America and Nebraska. He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Gladys Craichy and his sisters Fran Chase and Josephine Stephens. Surviving are his children KC (Monica) Craichy, Julie (Wayne) Wilkins, and John (Karen) Craichy; a sister Alice (Linville) Helton; a brother Roger (Sharon) Craichy; grandchildren Charlie, Michael, Johnathan, Kyle, Austin, Sarah, Grace, Joshua, Chassey, Kristopher, Matthew, Coby, Montana, and Jacqueline; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Craichy spent his final year at Oakbrook of LaBelle, where services were held Saturday, April 5. 2014 with Pastor Clifford Avery officiating 
   cracla   Fort Myers News-Press, June 29, 2010 - Sharon "Sherri" Spivey Craichy, age 72, of LaBelle, passed away June 26, 2010 in Fort Myers. She was born Oct. 31, 1937 in Auburndale, the daughter of the late John Clyde and the late Dorothy Alvina (Ryals) Spivey. Sherri served as Mayor for the City of LaBelle (1993-2005) and on the LaBelle City Commission (1980-1987) and LaBelle City Variance Board (1988-1993). She also served on the City of LaBelle's first zoning board and helped write the city's first comprehensive land use plan. Sherri worked as a real estate broker in LaBelle since 1972. She also served on various local committees including Swamp Cabbage Festival and the Fourth of July. Survivors include her children: Julie Wilkins (Wayne) of LaBelle, K. C. Craichy (Monica) of Tampa, and John Craichy (Karen) of Raleigh, NC; brother: Jim Spivey (Linda) of Auburndale; and grandchildren: Matthew, Coby, Montana and Jacqueline, of LaBelle; Kyle, Austin, Sarah, Grace and Joshua, of Tampa; and Jonathan, Michael and Charlie, of Raleigh. Sherri leaves behind many friends. In her words, "A small town is a big family".Funeral services will be held Wed., June 30, 2010, 9:00 am at Barron Park in LaBelle with Pastor John Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Dewey Craig, 69, of North Fort Meyers, Fla., died Thursday. He was born in Danville and is survived by a daughter, Pamela Kober of North Fort Meyers; and a grandchild. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5–8 p.m. Monday.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 16, 2013 - Gene Cramer, 73, of Ave Maria, Florida passed away on September 11, 2013 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. He was born June 17, 1940 in Garrett, IN, a son of the late Gailard and Nora Smith Cramer. Gene leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 15 years, Dolores Young; his sons, Douglas, Gene, Brett, Patrick, Greg and Dr. William Young; a granddaughter, Madison Cramer; his sisters, Shirley (Charles) Hall and Linda (Jack) Ladd. Being a retired veteran, services will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Veterans Wall in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the DAV.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 19, 1940 - Harry H. Cramer, 83-year-old resident of Fort Myers and his wife, Fannie, 81, died yesterday at the home of Mr. Cramer's son, Francis H. Cramer on Grand avenue after an illness of several months. Death came to Mrs. Cramer at 3 o'clock yesterday morning and Mr. Cramer passed away at 4 o'clock in the afternoon without knowing his wife had died. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer have made their home in Fort Myers for many years and have a host of friends in this section of the state. Mr. Cramer before his illness was a frequent visitor at the recreation center in Evans Park and was active in tourist entertainment. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer are survived by two sons, Joseph S. of Philadelphia and Francis H. of Fort Myers. Mrs. Cramer also leaves a brother, I. Harding Slack of Philadelphia. Mr. Cramer was a member of the Masonic order and Mrs. Cramer was a member of the Eastern Star. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer observed their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 3 when more than 150 friends called at the open house affair to offer congratulations. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home on First street with the Rev. W. E. Dance officiating. Masons and Eastern Stars will be in charge of the ceremonies at the graveside and interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from members of the Masonic order.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 28, 2004 - Richard Roy "Dick" Cramer, 79, of Cape Coral, formerly of Lehigh Acres and LaBelle, passed away at his residence on Saturday, December 25, 2004. He was born October 8, 1925 in Tampa, FL to the late William and Kathryn ( LaPlante) Cramer. Dick proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and also in the States. He worked as a professional architect well into his 70's and only recently retired. Dick was also an amateur cartoonist and loved tinkering with cars. He was quite adventurous and always willing to try something new. He was a member of Lehigh Acres VFW Post 3174 and All Faiths Church. In addition to his parents Dick was preceded in death by a brother William. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Lucille (Wheeler) Cramer, Cape Coral; six children: Cathy of LaBelle; Douglas of Ft. Myers; Beverly of Pompano Beach; Randy of Ft. Myers; Kelly and Jennifer both of Cape Coral; six grandchildren: Dr. Elliott (Dr. Amy) Heilman; Timothy Gonzalez; Joshua Cramer; Autumn, Nathan and Abby Bellew; a sister and brother-in-law: Joy and USN Ret. Cmdr. Eugene VanHoof, Horton, MI. A Following cremation his ashes will be placed at Florida National Veterans' Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres 239-369-2181.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 27, 1933 - Ernest L. Crandell, 66, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Lee Memorial hospital. The body will be sent to Albany, N. Y., for burial. He is survived by his widow, four daughters and one son. Mr. Crandell has been a winter resident of Punta Gorda for several years. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of the body.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 17, 1998 - Buren "Boots" Crane passed away on April 15, 1998 at Hospice House. He was born March 20, 1917, in Lebanon, Ind., the son of Victor and Rossie Crane. He graduated from Lebanon High School and attended Purdue University. For many years Boots was the Purchasing Agent for DelPark Filters in Lebanon. Boots and his wife, Elva, moved to Fort Myers in 1972 where he raised cattle and horses. He was an active Rotarian for 40 years - missing only one meeting during those years - and was named a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian of the Year. He was a member of the North Fort Myers Rotary Club after his move to Florida. Boots was preceded in death by brothers, Tom and Bill, and sister, Lois Berry. Surviving are his wife of nearly 59 years, Elva; daughter, Susan Kyle, and her husband Dr. Michael Kyle; son, Jack Crane, and his wife Karen; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sister, Marian Poole. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, in the chapel of North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers FL 33908. North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, 995-1113
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 7-9, 2014 - Elva (Fulwider) Crane, passed away  February 5, 2014. Elva was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, on September 11, 1920. She and her husband, Buren "Boots" Crane who preceded her in death, moved to Lee County in 1973 from Lebanon, Indiana. They spent the majority of their years residing in North Fort Myers, Florida. She is survived by her brother John Fulwider, her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Michael Kyle, and her son and daughter-in-law Jack and Karen Crane of Carmel, Indiana. She will live on through her 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope Healthcare of Southwest Florida.

  San Diego Union Tribune Gerald Francis Crane, 73, of Ramona died Feb. 25, 2006. He was born in Chicago Nov 14, 1832 and was an executive for IBM. He served in the Air Force.Survivors include his wife, Timothy Ann Hunt; daughter, Gillian Crane; son, Gerald Crane Jr.; sister, Carol Crane; brother, Burke Crane; and two grandchildren.Services: none announced.Donations: Will Rogers Institute, 10045 Riverside Drive, third floor, Toluca Lake, CA 91602. Arrangements: Poway Bernardo Mortuary.
    Fort Myers News Press, September 27, 2001 - Denise Elizabeth Crant, 46, of Hackensack, NJ, was killed on September 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Center. Ms. Crant was born in Fort Myers and had moved to New York City last fall to work for Marsh, Inc. Prior to her return to New York City, she worked the previous five years here in Fort Myers as a mortgage consultant first for Washington Mutual and later for Public Trust Mortgage Corporation. Ms. Crant was a graduate of Arizona State University and spent many years working as a CPA in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1979, the Crant family and partners purchased the Shell Factory and Ms. Crant moved back to Fort Myers to act as comptroller for the company. She first lived in the New York area from 1987 until 1995 when she returned to Fort Myers. Survivors include parents Ellis and Hilda Crant of North Fort Myers, brother Ellis (Betty) Crant, Jr. of Wisconsin Dells, WI, brother John Crant of New York City and sister Shelley Crant-Baggot (Dan Baggot) of Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 2011 - Rev. Ellis William Crant, Sr, age 91, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011. Ellis was born June 5, 1919 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada to John T. and Julia Crant. He is survived by his son Ellis W. Crant, Jr. (Betty) of Kissimmee, FL; son John Crant (Daniel Um) of New York, NY; and daughter Shelley Crant-Baggot (Dan Baggot) of Cape Coral, FL. Ellis is also survived by his brother Jimmy Crant, and sisters Margaret Leary and Pat Canady. Ellis' wife Hilda preceded him in death July 11, 2004, and daughter Denise E. Crant preceded him in death on September 11, 2001. Ellis was a lifetime member of the Elks and Knights of Columbus (also serving at one time as Past Faithful Navigator). Ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church May 24, 1975 by Bishop Andrew McCarthy in Phoenix, AZ, Ellis served as a deacon at Maria Goretti Parish in Scottsdale, AZ before returning to Fort Myers and serving at St. Francis Xavier Church since 1979. It was also his pleasure to serve at St. Cecilia Church during his summers in Wisconsin Dells, WI. During WWII, Ellis served as the coordinator with the Knights of Columbus handling troop services (similar to USO efforts) for 31 months in Labrador, Newfoundland. After 1945, Ellis moved to Bonita Springs, FL to manage The Shell Factory, which was founded by his older brother Harold Crant. A fire at The Shell Factory in 1952 forced relocation to North Fort Myers, where Ellis became one of the partners in the enterprise. Ellis left The Shell Factory in the late 50's and operated a variety of retail souvenir stores in South Bay, FL, Wisconsin, Arizona and California. Ellis and Hilda returned to Fort Myers in 1979 when he became involved again with The Shell Factory from 1979-1981. Ellis and Hilda enjoyed rekindling old friendships on their return to Fort Myers and became involved in their parish's activities. Ellis was always very grateful for the opportunity to be involved and serve as a deacon to the St. Francis Xavier Parish community. The family will receive friends at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, on Sunday (TODAY) from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 24th, at 1:00 PM at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Burial to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held at the church following the committal. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice in memory of Ellis.

    Fort Myers News-Press - 2004-07-12 -- Hilda E (Dolese) Crant, 80, passed away July 11, 2004 under the care of Hope Hospice. Hilda was born November 4, 1923 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to the late John D. and Theresa (McMullen) Dolese. Hilda grew up in Toronto and she worked as an auditor during WWII with Glendinning, Jarrett, Grey & Roberts, Chartered Accountants of Toronto. On June 12, 1948, she married Ellis Crant and shortly thereafter, they moved to Fort Myers, Florida where they began a long and prosperous partnership in retail souvenir stores that, over the years, included the Shell Factory in Fort Myers and additional businesses in Wisconsin, Arizona and California. Hilda greatly enjoyed her life in business and the many opportunities it provided to explore new places and to meet new people. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Hilda is survived by her husband, Ellis Crant, deacon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; her son Ellis W. (Betty) Crant Jr. of Wisconsin Dells, WI; son John Crant of New York City and daughter Shelley Crant-Baggot (Dan Baggot) of Cape Coral, FL. Daughter Denise E. Crant preceded her in death on September 11, 2001. Visitation will be held Monday, July 12th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. A Wake Service will begin at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 13 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Cleveland Avenue and the celebrant will be Father Thomas Anglim
    Caloosa Belle, November 23, 2006 - Margaret Peel Crapse of Immokalee, age 86, died Sunday, November 19, at Georgeson Hospice House in Naples, after a long illness. Margaret Peel Crapse was born in Sanford, Florida. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with First Baptist Church.Her survivors include: daughter Henrietta Larison; son Ralph D. Crapse and her brother Richard T. Peel.She was preceded in death by her husband Otis Donald Crapse in April 2006.She also has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Calling hours were Tuesday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Services were at 11:00 a.m. on November 21, at the First Baptist Church.Burial was at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.Brister Funeral Home in Immokalee was in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 2, 2013 - Alma J. (White) Crawford - passed away and gone home to the lord on June 27, 2013. Born in Ft. Myers, FL - November 29, 1937 - Married June 10, 1957. Proceeded by her loving husband James B. Crawford. Survived by Deborah Crawford (Daughter), Precious, James J. Crawford (Grandson), Juston Bryce Crawford (Great Grandson), Nikkie Hansen  Taylor Hall   (Great Granddaughter). Jessie Bryant (Grandson), Majesta Bryan (wife), Jessie Bryan Jr. (Great Grandson). Funeral  Saturday, July 6 at 10:00 A.M., Ft. Denaud, LaBelle, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press June 10, 2005 Carol C. Crawford, 83, died on April 30, 2005 in Winter Park, FL. She was a long time resident of Cape Coral and the loving wife of the late Col. Richard C. (Dick) Crawford.Mother's roots in South West Florida were deeply entrenched. Her Grandmother was the wife of the Light House Keeper on Sanibel Island in the late 1800's. Her Aunt Pearly built the first hotel on Sanibel. Her Uncle Clarence was the owner of the property that is known today as the Rutland House located in the Ding Darling Park on Sanibel Island. Her late husband, "Dick" Crawford, was the founder of the Cape Coral Breeze Newspaper. Survivors include her daughter Sandra Stockberger, Orlando, FL and son Kenneth D. Cox, Bokeelia, FL. Two sisters, 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Thurs., December 12, 1963 - Clarence Crawford, 38, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home. He was a state forest ranger at the Devil's Garden Fire Tower where he had lived for the past six years. He was a lifelong resident of Hendry County and was born in Buckingham. He was affiliated with the Baptist church and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Crawford; two sons, Robert and Richard and one daughter, Patricia, all of Devil's Garden; and one brother, T. J. Crawford of Clewiston. Graveside service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery with the Rev. Victor Turner of the Hi-Haven Baptist Church officiating. Pattison Funeral Home of Clewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers Tropical News, December 25, 1927 - Word was received here last night that Emmett Crawford, 22 years old, son of John Crawford, Iona truck farmer, died in Jacksonville yesterday from injuries received in an automobile crash late Thursday night on the Jacksonville-Lake City highway in which four machines figures. Several other persons were slightly hurt in the accident. A negro driver of one of the machines is being held pending an investigation. Members of Crawford's family left here yesterday for Jacksonville to make funeral arrangements.
    The Fort Myers Press, August 24, 1922 - J. B. Crawford, a carpenter of that up-river town who has been working at Bear Beach, died suddenly there of heart disease. A widow and brother survive him. His body was buried in the Fort Denaud Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 21, 2002 - James Bennett Crawford, 67, a native of LaBelle, died Wednesday at his home in LaBelle. James was a heavy equipment operator for the county. He is survived by his wife, Alma, daughter, Deborah Crawford, of Ft. Myers, brother, Lewis (Jackie) Harvey of N. Ft. Myers, and grandson, James Crawford of LaBelle. Visiting hours will be 10-11 AM Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home of Ft. Myers, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with the funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, April 10, 1936 - Mrs. Jennie A. Crawford, 59-years old, died late yesterday afternoon at her home at 1613 First street after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. Carlock Hawk officiating. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford was the widow of William J. H. Crawford and has lived in Fort Myers with her family since 1921, coming here from Cuthbert, Ga. She has been an active worker in the First Methodist church and has a wide circle of friends who were grieved ofher passing. She is survived by six children, Alice R., George E., and J. McBride of Fort Myers, Mrs. T. B. Rogers of Taceville, Ga., William S. of Mayfield, Ky., and A. Lawrence of Detroit, Mich. The pallbearers will be Ralph Hauser, F. E. Forehand, Paul Jones, Roy Daniels, Dan P. Morrison and Glenn Gibson.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 23, 2006 - Jerusha Ridgdill Crawford, age 89, of LaBelle, passed away December 22, 2006 in LaBelle. She was born Apr. 15, 1917 in LaBelle to John Jackson Ridgdill and Chattie Beulah Whidden Ridgdill.Survivors include her son: James "Jimmy" Rider (Jane) of Clewiston, FL and daughter: Judy Reinbott (Charles) of LaBelle, stepson: Gene Crawford (Linda) of Fort Myers, sister-in-law: Della Ridgdill of LaBelle, grandchildren: Theresa Auger, Jimmy Rider, Lisa Reinbott, Allison Brooks and Kimberly Munson, seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Thomas J. Crawford, parents, brothers: Lonnie Ridgdill, Schnider Ridgdill Sr and Evan Ridgdill and sister: Charlotte Fitzsimmons.A graveside funeral will be Sun. December 24, 2006, 1:00 pm at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor Mike MacDowell officiating.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

         Joseph "Joe" Crawford

    Fort Myers News-Press, December 24, 2000 - Margaret (Margie Spires) Crawford, 63, died December 23, 2000. She moved to Ft. Myers in 1947 at the age of 10. She is survived by 2 sisters, Beverly Maldonado and Faye Richards; 2 brothers, John Gordon Spires and Jim Byers; 13 nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday at Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Ft. Myers, 3451 Ortiz Ave., on Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to Hope Hospice House. LEE MEMORIAL PARK 334-4880

      Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 1963 - Mrs. Maude Graham Crawford, 61, a resident of LaBelle died Thursday. She is survived by a daughter, Marie, New Jersey; sisters, Mrs. May Norton, Clewiston; Mrs. Alto Hires, LaBelle, Mrs. Ruby Hires, Pensacola, Mrs. Nannie Chancey, Riverview, Mrs. Callie Willis, Nichols; brothers, Tom Graham, Luther Graham, LaBelle, Wilford Graham, Miami.  Funeral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Interment in Buckingham Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 21, 1952 - Mollie L Green Crawford, 51, a resident of LaBelle for the past 31 years, died here yesterday. Surviving are her husband, Tillet Crawford, LaBelle; two sons, Clarence and T. J. of LaBelle; a sister, Mrs. Leona Reed, Tice; three brothers, Frank Green, Tice, R. L. Green, Tice and Homer Green, Titusville. Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. today at Fort Denaud cemetery with the Rev. Charles Hamilton of LaBelle officiating. Pallbearers will be Toney May, L. M. Jennings. Olian Davidson, Roy Brown, Bill White and Blitz Wigman. Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home in charge of arrangements.
       Rex Eugene Crawford
       Thomas J. Crawford
 
  Fort Myers News-Press, March 9, 1960 - Tillet J. Crawford Sr., 66, of LaBelle, died today at the Clewiston Hospital after a long illness. Resident of LaBelle nearly all his life,he was born in Immokalee. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sons, Clarence Crawford, LaBelle and T. J. Crawford Jr., Clewiston; a brother, Thomas Crawford, Fort Myers; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Crews, Fort Myers; Mrs. Brazie May, LaBelle; Mrs. Lottie Long, Sebring; Mrs. Alice Clifford, Jacksonville and Mrs. Cora Horne, Estero and 10 grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery. Futch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
   Fort Myers News-Press, January 1, 1978 - Walter P Crawford. of 2703 Orange St., Fort Myers, passed away Thursday evening.  A native of Chiefland, FL, he has resided in Fort Myers since 1943, having moved here from Everglades city.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. M. Crawford; two sons, Leonard Crawford of Fort Myers and Ernest Crawford of Sarasota; daughter, Mrs. Glenda Winnette Battles of Cocoa, FL; brother, Tavin Crawford of Chiefland; sister, Mrs. Elaine Taylor of Gainesville, 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from Friendship M. B. Church, with pastor James Bing officiating.  Entombment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Sears and Carter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
   
Timoteo Tanael Creus, 85 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born on January 16, 1926 in Indang, Cavite, Philippines to Manuel and Silveria Creus. Mr. Creus retired from the U.S. Navy as a Mess Management Specialist First Class. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. His enjoyments included; farming, gardening, dancing and spending time with his family. He was a fun loving guy. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 61 years, Rosenda Creus; children, Benny Creus of Cape Coral, Merilyn Pegollo of Long Island, NY, Bettie Gigantone of New Jersey and Ruweyna Herrera of Long Island, NY; nine grandchildren, J.B., Anne, Ryan, Raymond, Maureen, Martie, Mark, Alex and Caroline; great grandson, Devan; brothers, Pedro and Jesus; sister, Eugenia. Visitation will be on Friday, April 15th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 pm on Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow with Full Military Honors at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave online thoughts and memories for his family. Arrangements under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 3, 1974 - A. J. Crews, 73, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday. He moved here in 1923 from McClenny, Fla., and was retired owner of Crews Septic Tank Co. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Angie Crews; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Clark and Miss Barbara Crews; five sons, Andrew T. Crews, John I. Crews, Luther R. Crews, Leon Crews and Robert Crews, all of Fort Myers; three sisters, Mrs. Lalia Dowling of Sanderson, Fla., Mrs. Cecil Powell of McClenny and Mrs. Nova Williams of Jacksonville; two brothers, Paul Crews and Dan Crews of McClenny; two half brothers, J. J. Crews of Gainesville and Broward Crews of McClenny; 15 randchidlren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Hickman officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be D. L. Smith, Asa Horton, Britt Welch, Jim Prevatt, Lewis Fling and W. L. Baker. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home today and Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. (Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 18, 1957 - Alan Ray Crews, 20-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Crews of Kelley Road, East Naples, died Saturday afternoon (March 16, 1957) in Naples Hospital.  Surviving Alan besides his parents are one sister, Linda Ann Crews, and one brother, Franklin Jr..; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Charles Shenefield; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson Crews.  Funeral services will be held today at the Fort Myers Cemetery with the Rev. J. D. Lacey, pastor, Asembly of God, Naples, officiating.  Harvey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
   Fort Myers News-Press, August 23, 1952 - Andrew Thomas Appie Crews Sr. was  born in Ft Myers FL June 3, 1926 and died in Ft Myers March 4, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, and children Andy Crews Jr, Marcia Huey (Carl), and Tim (Ruebekah). His grandchildren are Alan, Derek, Sissy, Aaron, Calen, Andrew; greet-grandchildren are Michael, AUdree and Avery. Mr. Crews served in the US Navy in WWII. Burial in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 27, 1950 - Forrest B. Crews, 55, a resident of Fort Myers, died in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital yesterday. He was born Oct. 28, 1895 in Buckingham. He is survived by two brothers, Harvey Crews of Fort Myers and Joe Crews of Fort Denaud. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home

Fort Myers News-Press April 25, 2009 Gary Wade Crews, 50, of Fort Myers, FL went to his final rest on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was born on May 23, 1958 in Fort Myers, to Johnnie Ivey and Marcia Wade Crews.He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Della, his son, Daniel Newman, his brother, Donald Wayne (Carolyn) Crews, his sisters, Patricia (William) Nicholson, Sandra (Kim) Reynolds, and Donna Crews, nephew, Rusty (Caroline) Crews, nieces, Amanda (Charlie) Andrews, Jamie Crews-Mayer and Jorene (Ken Toney) Soto, 7 grand-nieces and nephews; as well as his sister-in-law and her husband, Tina and Keith Ellis and his extended family in Maine and many aunts, uncle and cousins in Fort Myers and his dogs, Sasha and Sparky. Gary and his wife have owned and operated Crews Septic Service, a family-owned business that began in 1929. Gary will be remembered best for his knowledge of local lore; his love of boating, fishing, and the open water; his love of animals and his ability to make people laugh, and his Harley.Memorial service will be on Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Riverside Community Center, 3061 E. Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. Dinner and sharing of memories begins at 5:30 PM followed by a sunset service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to SWFAS, 3763 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901, (239-332-6937).
   Fort Myers, News-Press, August 3, 1998 - Jim Paul Crews, born in Georgia on December 1927, and died August 1, 1998 in Immokalee FL. He was the son of  the late George & Fannie Crews. Survived by his wife Margaret H Crews and siblings Darlene Crews of Singer Island, FL and Ann Rita Crews of Ft. Myers, FL; George Crews, Cosby Crews, and  Hazel Crews; Kenneth Moring; Mary Ellen Moring, Ralph (Sibyl) Crews and Frances Marion Schmidt. Burial Lee Memorial Park, Ft Myers, Florida
   Johnnie Isham Crews , 54, was born June 28, 1927 in Florida died December 4, 1981 in Ft Myers, FL. He was predeceased  by his wife Marcia Crews. Johnnie was the son of the late Andrew J and Angie V Crews. He is also survived by sister Frances V Douglas and brother Andrew Thor Crews .Burial Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 6, 1966 - Josephine M. Crews, 82, widow of the late Solon B. Crews who preceded her in death in 1950, died Saturday afternoon. She was a pioneer resident of Fort Denaud and moved to Fort Myers in 1936. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Addie Mills of Clewiston, Mrs. Alma Engelhardt of Fort Myers; grandsons, Solon C. Mills of LaBelle, Eugene Mills Jr. of Clewiston, Dr. Donald W. Crews of Columbia, SC, Douglas Thompson Jr. of Everglades; granddaughters, Mrs. Beverly Gordon of Pompano Beach, Miss Susan Engelhardt of Fort Myers and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Solon Mills, Eugene Mills Jr., Douglas Thompson, Richard Gordon, Eugene Mills II, Dr. Donald W. Crews and J. P. Crews. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Frances Pooser, Arcadia; Mrs. Manila Coates, Bradenton; Mrs. Dora Johnston, North Fort Myers; a brother, Zeke McLenon, Fort Ogden. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge.
     Fort Myers News-Press, May 6, 1958 - Mrs. Crews Died At Home in Naples, May 5 -- Mrs. Letetea Ella Crews, 66, died this morning at her home in East Naples.  She has been a resident here for the past eight years.  Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. C. D. Harris Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Richard A. Pittman Funeral Home here until 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Surviving are five daughters Mrs. Clara Odelia Howard and Mrs. May Horn, Estero; Rosa Rivers, North Naples; Mrs. D. Easterly and Mrs. Vivian Easterly, both of Naples; six sons, C. M. "Buddy" Crews, Charles Crews, Bill Crews, Robert Crews and Franklin Crews, all of Naples, and Richard Crews of Estero; three brothers, John and Henry Collier, Lake Placid, and Ray Collier of Lakeport; and three sisters and several grandchildren.
    Marcia Ann Crews, 47, was born December 17, 1931 in Florida. The wife of Johnnie I Crews, she died December 4, 1979 in Ft Myers, FL..Burial Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News-Press, June 13, 1957 - Pearl Crews, 56, a resident of North Fort Myers, died Wednesday morning after a short illness.  She was a member of the Church of God on Palm Beach Blvd.  Surviving is her husband, P. B. Crews, No. Ft. Myers; one son, P. B. Crews, Jr., Ft. Pierce; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Roberts, St. Petersburg, and Mrs. Aimee Myers, No. Ft. Myers; three sisters, Mrs. R. J. Turner, Lake Butler, Mrs. Ragon Pace, Fort Myers, Mrs. Mildred Welks, Fort Myers; one brother, Everett Renfroe of Mississippi; father, Benjamin Renfroe, Lake Butler; three grandchildren: Bobby, Linda and Marlyn Crews of Fort Myers.  Funeral services will be held Friday at Sapp Cemetery, New River,FL with Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, November 16, 2007 - Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL Shirley Ann Crews, born Dec. 28, 1935 of Fort Myers, passed Wednesday November 15, 2007 and looks down with angels by her side, over her beloved husband, Luther Crews, her son Steve and his wife Vicki, her grandchildren Brad and Shane, great grandchild Shane Jr, her sisters Linda O'Ferrell of LaBelle, Sandra Howard of LaBelle, Peggy Whitney of Gainesville, Francis Townsend of Naples, her brother Walter Hickman of Ayer Mass., her step-grandchildren Trinda Griffis, Ashley Smith and Troy Griffis, brother-in-law Robert and Leon Crews, and sisters-in-law Margaret Clark and Barbara Groden, and many nieces & Nephews. She was a proud member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church Choir. She is preceded by her parents: Rev. Walters Hickman, Sr. and Edna Hickman. Graveside services will be held on Nov. 17, 2007 at Lee Memorial Park and will receive friends at 2:30 pm. Services will be at 3:00 pm.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 1950 - Solon B. Crews, 65, cattleman and life-long resident of Fort Denaud and Fort Myers, died at his home at 2103 Poinsetta Avenue here yesterday. Born at Buckingham Oct. 29, 1884, he had spent his life in Lee and Henry Counties. He served as county commissioner and on the school board in Hendry County. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Crews of Fort Myers; two daughters, Mrs. Addie Mills of Clewiston and Mrs. Alma Engelhardt of Fort Myers; and a son, Leland Crews of Lakeland; three brothers, Harvey of Fort Myers, Joe of Ft. Denaud and Forrest of Ft. Denaud; and six grand-children. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home

Caloosa Belle, November 30, 2006 - Jesse Cribbs, formerly of LaBelle, passed away Friday, November 17, 2006, at Hospice of Naples at the age of 92. He was born in Agricola, April 12, 1914, the son of Solomon Brannick Cribbs and Rachel Virginia Register. He was one of the first beekeepers in LaBelle, and worked cattle with Lykes Brothers, Barney Barron, Hilliard Brothers, Addie Mae Mills and as a farm mechanic with the Holland family. He retired at the age of 75, as a certified welder with Naples Steel. He was preceded in death by son-in-law: Biff Lampton; grandson: Derek Lee Lampton; and son: Richard Dennis Cribbs. He is survived by the mother of his children, Myrtice Moseley Cribbs, daughters: Carol Roberts, Martha Ratliff, Lilly Lampton, and son Jerry Cribbs; grandchildren: Curtis Roberts, Greg Roberts, Christine Roberts-Wooten, Simon Cribbs, Walter C. Ratliff, III, Richard D. Ratliff, Rex Cribbs, Sherri Cribbs and Burke Lampton and 20 great grandchildren..

Caloosa Belle March 30, 2010 - Myrtice Moseley Cribbs, age 91, passed away Friday March 26, 2010. She was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Oakpark, Emanuel Co., Ga., the daughter of Dewitt and Katie (Sewell) Moseley and moved to Plant City, Fla., as an infant. She was the youngest and the remainder of six girls who grew up and married in Plant City; all descendants of Rev. Soldier, Brantley Moseley, who settled in Emanuel County, Ga., in 1804. She raised five children in Hendry County. In the early 50s she worked for Roscoe Miller, Realtor in LaBelle, typing abstracts; later working for Merle Davis' Trading Post; and as County Agent secretary for Frank Polhill. In the 60s she ran the Caloosa Belle Newspaper, and was responsible for the suggested name "Swamp Cabbage" for our local festival. In the mid 70's she relocated to Naples and worked as a CNA at Naples Community Hosp. She retired with the Lee County School Board's Foster Grandparent Program and returned to LaBelle. She resided at LaBelle Commons for a number of years and more recently with her daughter, Martha. She was a resident at Oakbrook Nursing Home since Sept. 2008. She was preceded in death by son, Richard Dennis Cribbs; son-in-law, Biff Lampton; grandson, Derek Lee Lampton; and the father of her children, Jesse Cribbs. She is survived by daughters, Carol Roberts, Martha Ratliff and Lilly Lampton; son, Jerry Cribbs; grandchildren, Curtis Roberts, Greg Roberts, Chrissy Roberts-Wooten, Simon Cribbs, Walter Ratliff III, Richard Ratliff, Burke Lampton and Sherri and Rex Cribbs; along with many great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, March 31, at Northside Baptist Church, Plant City, with interment at Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 2, 2013 - David P. Crider, 72, formerly of Fort Myers. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Crider; Mother & Father, Dora & Victor Crider; Brother, Don Crider; Sister, Lucille Walden. Survived by children: James (Phyllis) Crider of Lawrenceville, GA, Debi Crider Kroener of Mason, OH and Charles (Angela) Crider of Lehigh Acres, FL. Grandchildren: Danny (Amanda) Wright of Maineville, OH, Eric (Elaine) Wright of Wiesbaden, Germany, James Jr. (Jessina) Crider of Lehigh Acres, FL and Joshua & Taylor Crider of Lehigh Acres, FL. Great Grandchildren: Julia & Mason Crider and Lola Wright. Sister: Gladys Bays (Herman) of Amana, IA; Brothers: Victor Crider Jr. (Delta) of Cincinnati, OH, Elmer Crider & Jerry Crider both of Cincinnati, OH. In-laws: Wilma Crider, Ruth (Charles) Riggs, Phoebe Bays and Ellen Shelton and many nieces, nephews, other loved ones, friends and beloved dog, Zeke. Visitation will be at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park at 11:00 AM Monday, March 4 with a service to follow at 1PM. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 19, 2005 – Pauline (Bays) Crider of Ft. Myers born April 24, 1937 went on to be with our Lord on Friday June 17, 2005. Faithful member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Ft. Myers, FL. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, David Crider, 3 children, Jim (Phyllis) Crider of Lehigh Acres, Debi Kroener of Cincinnati, OH, Charles (Angela) Crider of Lehigh Acres, 6 grandchildren; Danny and Eric Wright of Cincinnati, OH, JC (Jessina) Crider of Lehigh Acres, Joshua and Taylor Crider of Lehigh Acres and Sarah Kroener of Maineville, OH; brothers, George (Ellen) Shelton of Indianapolis, IN, Herman (Gladys) Bays, Ft. Myers, sisters; Ruth (Charles) Riggs of Mainesville, OH, Phebe Bays of Ft. Myers, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Frances Bays of Ft. Myers and sister Juanita Perkins of Ft. Myers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 10:00 AM from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be JC Crider, Danny & Eric Wright, Joshua Crider, Victor Crider Jr. and Randy Perkins. Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline's memory to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 12800 Orange Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905.
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 24, 2013 – Donabelle (Devol) Crisman, 84, of Cape Coral, passed away Monday, March 18, at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral. She was born 19 January 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of Everett Rolland and Jessie May (Thomas) Devol. She moved to Cape Coral more than 20 years ago after retiring from Ohio Bell Telephone in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the years in Cape Coral she has been active in the Telephone Pioneers, Sounds of Florida, the Cape Coral New Residents Club and United Former Officers (UFO), and the Fort Myers Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church. Throughout her life she enjoyed many hobbies including dancing, singing, many types of crafting, travelling, photography, playing games (especially cards) and scrapbooking. She was a member of the BPO DOES and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her infectious smile, twinkling eyes, and ready compassion made her a friend to many who mourn her passing. She will especially be missed by her daughter Diana (Gary) Smith, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, her brother Richard Devol, of Kensington, Maryland, her sister Jane (John) Mosher, of Pendleton, South Carolina, sister-in-law Carol (Todd) Brown of Exira, Iowa, as well as nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909, or Ft. Myers Christian Church, 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919.A funeral service will take place at Ft. Myers Christian Church on Monday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visit www.fullermetz.com to leave a condolence for the family.
    Caloosa Belle May 13 2010 - Clara Mae (Coker) Crisp, age 91, of LaBelle, area passed away Saturday morning May 8, 2010, in Stone Mountain, Ga., where she was on a visit due to health issues. Clara Mae lived in the Muse area of western Glades County from about 1930 until 2010. She graduated from Jackson Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse and worked private duty about 40 years. Her passionate love was with her cattle and her cats (she named them all). She is survived by her sister Floricia Langford, her oldest son Billy Heath and her youngest son Stanley Wilson, her grandchildren, Sarah, Alice, Mary, Edward, Rachel, Regina, Nancy, Charlene, Shauna, Tesonya, David, Tommy and Clayton, her great grandchildren Mallory, Colin, Coby, Mercy, Richard, Destiny, Kayla, Hunter, Mia and Miley. Two of her sons are deceased Bobby Renaldi (1996) and Tony Renaldi (2007). A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Muse Cemetery. She will be greatly missed by us all. The family will receive friends Sunday 1 p.m. until time of service at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle (863) 675-2125. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    The News-Press, 4/25/2008--Rene Crispin, 91, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on April 20, 2008. He was a beloved Father to 14 children, and a loving grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rene will be truly missed by all family and friends. A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 12-1 pm at the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913, with a Funeral service to immediately follow. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 11, 2007 - In loving memory of: James Rocco Cristantiello, born February 7, 1927 and passed away on April 8, 2007. The son of Stefano and Sarah Cristantiello, brother of Louise Vinci, Rocco Cristantiello and Mary Zingale(deceased). He was married 58 years and left behind his loving wife and mother of his children, Roberta Jean Cristantiello; also surviving, Son, James Stephan Cristantiello, Daughter, Toni Lee Campbell, Daughter, Michele Cristantiello, Son, Stephan Ivan Cristantiello and daughter, Lisa Ann Cristantiello; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Born in Warren, Ohio he resided in Cleveland, OH for 50 years. He moved his family to Cape Coral, FL and had resided here for the past 30 years. He was a WW2 veteran serving with the U.S. Navy. He was also the owner of J.C. & Sons Masonry, Inc.. For the past 26 years he worked in construction and was a prominent citizen to the Construction Industry. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and friend. We love you J.C., Jim, Dad, PaPa and we will miss you Goodnight. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 12, 2007 from 1-3 and 6-8PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 13, 2007 at 10:00AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Following the mass will be his final resting place in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Assn.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 18, 2010 - James Stephan Cristantiello, Sr. 60, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Friday, April 16, 2010. He was born on September 8, 1949 in Cleveland, OH to James Rocco Cristantiello and Roberta Jean Cristantiello. For many years after his father retired, James owned and operated JC & Sons Masonry Inc. of Cape Coral, until he became very sick and could no longer operate the company. In his later years he relaxed and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving family including his children, James Stephan Cristantiello, Jr. of West Palm Beach, FL, Melissa Garris of Cape Coral and Nicholas Joseph Cristantiello of Weston, FL; grandchildren, Luke and Natalie Cristantiello of West Palm Beach and Trey and Cole Garris of Cape Coral; mother, Roberta Cristantiello; sisters, Toni Campbell, Michele Cristantiello and Lisa Wiseman; brother Stephan Ivan Cristantiello; many nieces and nephews, all of Cape Coral. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the funeral service at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 19th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit: www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts, memories and condolences for his family.  May God hold you in the palm of His hand. We love you and will miss you, Goodnight Jim-Dad-PaPa. On behalf of his entire family, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association

Fort Myers News-Press, 2006-01-11 -- Freda "Dovey" Cromer, 87, passed away January 9, 2006. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Preceded in death by her husband, John Stuart "Stu" Cromer. Survived by her daughter, Trudi Roberts, son-in-law, Gary Roberts and grandchildren, Stephanie and Greg. There will a private family burial in LaBelle, FL. "Remember all the Great Memories". In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Vitas Hospice Charities Fund, 5420 NW 33 Avenue, Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33909.
 
  Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 3 2005-- David Walter Cron, 27, died January 25, 2005. He was born June 15, 1977 in Ft. Myers, FL and graduated in 1995. David is survived by his beloved parents Diana Johnson and Walter P. Cron, brothers J.R. and Bobby Cron and sister Brenda Atkins. David was a very lovable kind hearted friend to everyone and loved to go mudding and listen to country music. Graveside service will be held at 2:00, Feb. 5, at Alva Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-11-09 Pauline Rae Pruden Cronin, born July 3, 1915 in Hartford City, Indiana, having lived a full life, died peacefully at Hope Hospice House on November 6, 2004. Pauline, affectionately known to family and friends as Polly, will be remembered for her steely resolve, quick wit and sense of humor. She with her warm loving personality, drew everyone that met her to become a friend. Pauline was predeceased by her mother and father Mary and Raymond Pruden and her husband of 53 years, Thomas E. Cronin. She was also predeceased by two brothers Roy and Laughton Pruden and sister Ruth Howard. Polly is survived by her two children, son Thomas R. Cronin, Sr., fiance' Pam Dunmire, daughter Mary Prudence (Prudy) Rubin, husband Harry T. Rubin all of Ft. Myers. Grandchildren, Brenda Brincku, husband George, Thomas R. Cronin, Jr., Martine Cronin, Denise Sones, husband Trey, Dennis W. Petersen, Jr., great-grandchildren, Christine Brincku, Ashley Brincku, Trent Sones, Harrison Brincku and Deenah Sones, along with many nieces and nephews.In search for a better life for their young family, Tom & Polly left Hartford City, IN in 1947 and made their home in Ft. Myers. After several years in the fishing business, they started a beverage business (Cronin Distributors), which flourished as a family business until well after their retirement. Polly was a member of the congregation of Ft. Myers Evangelical Free Church and was also a member of the Southwest Regional Hospital Auxiliary for over 15 years. She was an avid bridge player, known by her many friends as a daunting bridge opponent. She was a Social member of Whiskey Creek Country Club and a former member of the Club Riveran. Polly graduated from Hartford City High School in 1947 and was a member of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority. Visitation and a memorial service will be held at the Ft. Myers Evangelical Free Church 1:00 - 2:00 PM, November 11, 2004 for visitation, memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM. The Ft. Myers Evangelical Free Church is located at 6798 Plantation Pines Blvd., Ft. Myers (off Plantation Rd.) phone 239-768-0308. A private funeral service will be held on Nov. 12th at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Mon., October 26, 1931 - Funeral services for Dan Crosby, who was killed in an automobile accident on the Tamiami Trail Saturday afternon, will be held at the chapel of the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home at 10 o'clock this morning, with the Rev. F. A. Shore officiating. All members of the American Legion are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:45 o'clock to participate in the ceremony. Legionnaires will act as pallbearers. Crosby was a British army World war veteran.
   
  Fort Myers News-Press, March 30, 2008 - Dorothy Ann "Dot" Crosby, age 68, of N. Fort Myers, passed away March 28, 2008 at her home in N. Fort Myers, FL. She was born January 8, 1940 in Fort Myers. The daughter of the late William Fred and the late Ruby Lydia (Smith) Cook. Mrs. Crosby married William Wendell Crosby. Survivors include her husband: William Wendell Crosby, three daughters Brenda Crosby of N. Fort Myers, Wendy Peterson (John) of Fort Myers and Tammy Hicks (Wayne) of LaBelle, two brothers Charles Cook of Fort Myers, Billy Cook of Franklin, NC one sister Lydia Patterson of St. Augustine, FL, 6 grandchildren Rodina Colbert (Calderon), Jonathan Peterson, Britany Peterson, Kristen Peterson, 4 great-grandchildren Brendan Grupe, Kalynn Colbert, Jason Colbert Jr. Malachi Colbert all of Fort Myers FL. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday April 1, 2008 at 11:00 am at Crossroads Baptist Church, 10721 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers with Reverend Larry Krewson Officiating. Interment will be in Alva cemetery, Alva. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 19, 2004--Gordon E. Crosby, Jr., a long time Ft. Myers resident, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2004 at the age of 84 .Mr. Crosby was born in Remsen, Iowa, and raised near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri . He attended the University of Missouri, was president of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and held long standing University track records. At the onset of World War II, he married Betty Jo Hubbard, joined the Navy, and served as a submarine officer on the USS Archerfish in the Pacific Theater. Following a heroic military service Mr. Crosby began a long and distinguished career in the life insurance business. With beginnings as a "door-to-door salesman, he advanced to the top of the industry as a CEO of his company. By the time of his retirement, at the age of 76, his impact left a legacy of innovative improvements that will continue to influence the insurance industry. He received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Missouri and the School of Business renamed the MBA program in his honor: The Gordon E. Crosby, Jr. MBA Program. In 1992 Gordon married Serena Chesnut (Chessie) MacRae. He and Chessie shared his retirement time between Ft. Myers, FL and Linville, NC. Gordon enjoyed, boating, reading, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his first wife. He is survived by his wife, Chessie, brother Derrill Crosby, and two sons, Gordon (III) and Douglas and their wife's, Patricia and Kathleen. He had four grandchildren; Sean-Michael, Marc, Angela and Jason. A Memorial Service to recognize and celebrate his life will be held Monday, Dec. 20th at 2 PM at the Phil Kiser Funeral Home 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33919-4341. Telephone: 239-481-4341.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 27, 2009 - Antonia "Ann" Cross, 90, of Fort Myers died Wednesday March 25, 2009. She was born April 9, 1918 in Rome, NY to Nicola and Filomena Stagliano. She married John Cross in 1955 who preceded her in death in 1991. While in Rome, NY she worked at the Savoy and the Beeches Restaurants. Ann and John moved to Belleville, Il in 1962 where Ann was a homemaker until John's retirement from the Air Force. They then opened their own successful Italian restaurant in Freeburg, IL and operated it until 1970. The family moved to Ft. Myers in 1971. She worked locally as a Chef at numerous restaurants including; Fort Myers Country Club, Downtown Ramada Inn and the Myerlee Country Club. The past twenty years of her life were spent as a devoted mother and grandmother to her immediate family, but also to the families and friends of her children. She will be remembered for her outstanding love of people and entertaining. Family members include her daughter Ginger (Rick) Walker, son Nick ( Carrie ) Cross and two grandchildren Jamie and Carlie (the highlights of her life) all of Ft. Myers. One brother Anthony (Molly) Stagliano of Rome, NY, nephew Michael, Niece Elaine and many other nieces and Nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by six siblings. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. Monday March 30, 2009 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for viewing Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Boulevard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society.

     Fort Myers News-Press, September 15-17, 2011 - Carville J. Cross passed away at Hope Hospice on Monday Evening, September 12, 2011. He was born in Baltimore Maryland on September 7, 1926 and was raised in Washington DC. After serving in the Navy at the end of World War II, Carville received his law degree from The University of Baltimore. In 1950 he married Anne Howard, and they had six children: Kathryn (O'Connor), Carville (Chuck), Mary Francis (Fran) who predeceased him, Julie, Nancy (Price), and Peyton. Carville spent his summers with his family in Bethany Beach, DE where his sons continue this family tradition. Anne passed away in 1999. In 1969 he founded C.J. Cross & Associates, Commercial Mortgage Bankers. Carville and Anne moved to Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club in 1989, and Carville served as the first president of the Master Board. He also opened a branch of C.J. Cross & Associates in Ft Myers, Florida. Carville was a member and Past President of the Reciprocity Club of Bethesda, MD. Carville is survived by his wife Ellen Hines Cross, whom he married in March 2000, and by his five children, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. First and foremost Carville was a gentleman and will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Columbkille Catholic Church on Saturday September 17, 2011 at 11:00 am. A reception at Kelly Greens will follow the Mass. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Hope Hospice or Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 20, 1944 - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Cross, who died at the Tampa hospital Tuesday, will be held this morning at 1 o'clock in the Baptist church at LaBelle with the Rev. Glissen officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: L. L. Jennings. J. W. McDaniels, Sr., Robert Harris, N. Davis, Bill Maddox and Roscoe Miller. Interment will be in the Ortona Cemetery. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
    Caloosa Belle, June 17, 2009 - Lawson Warren Cross, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, in LaBelle. He was 61. He was born April 1, 1948 in Fort Myers, to Harrell Warren Cross and Flora Lee (Crawford) Cross. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Survivors include his son, Benjamin Cross of LaBelle; daughters, Sommer Cross of Fort Myers, Charlene McCall of LaBelle, Shawna Griffin Halloran of Buckingham, Regina Renaldi of LaBelle, and Nancy Renaldi of LaBelle; grandchildren, Benjamin Warren Cross Jr., Whitney Lane Cross, Lacey McCall, Briana Pascher, Richard Reese, Destiny Ballard, Brody Griffen, Kayla Renaldi, and Hunter Hansen; and his ex-wife (married 18 years), Julianne Cross. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, LaBelle, with Pastor Mike MacDowell officiating. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bull Pit Outreach Ministry, 4414 Fort Simmons Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935; or contact Mike at 863-673-2766. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 26, 2008 - Leaton B. Cross, Jr., 60 Immokalee and Lehigh Acres left his earthly body and joined the Lord on Feb. 24, 2008. Lee was born Nov. 2, 1947 in Fort Myers and was a lifelong resident of Southwest Florida. He was a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Agribusiness Economics. Upon graduation he relocated to Immokalee and worked in the agriculture industry for 35 years and met his wife of 33 years.Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years Suzanne Cross and his father Leaton B. Cross, Sr. Lee is survived by his son Clayton Cross, daughter-in-law Corinna Cross, mother Dorothy Lescher, his brother Bill Cross (Kathy) sister Judy Ryckman (Ron) brother Wayne Cross (Julie). His sister-in-laws: Chris Zipperer (Steve), Bonnie Keen (Jimmie) Joyce Willis (Calvin) and Patty Connolly (Matt).Lee's journey is just beginning; he is joined in Heaven with our Lord and reunited with his beloved wife and father. He now has an eternity to spend with his wife, which he loved so dearly and has missed every day since her passing.Visitation will be Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 11:00 am with funeral service 12:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Immokalee, FL. Burial will follow at Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee with Pastor Peggy Benson officiating. Care was entrusted to Brister Funeral Home, Immokalee, FL, 239-657-3500.
    Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, Lehigh Acres, FL - Marjorie (Johnson) Cross, 91, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014. Mrs. Cross was born November 24, 1922 in Ft. Myers, FL, the daughter of Robert Fulton Johnson and Edith Mae Smith Johnson. A graduate of Ft. Myers High School, she was a homemaker and a member of Gulf Coast Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Seney Mae Styles of Wapakoneta, OH and Martha Hall (Charlie), of Live Oak, FL; 3 sisters; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, O. M. Cross, Jr. The graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Ft. Myers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819 or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 4, 1983 - O. M. Cross, Jr., 63, of 531 Lynneda Ave., Tice, died Saturday in Charlotte County. A native of Odessa, Fla., he moved here 54 years ago from Gulf Hammock, Fla. and was a former resident of Naples, Fla.. He was a member of the McGregor Boulevard Church of Christ and a veteran of World War II and also a member of the American Legion Post #303 of Bonita Springs, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Cross, two daughters, Seney McGaughy of Tice and Martha Hall of Fort Myers; 3 sisters, Mary Powell of Leesburg, Fla., Summer Pellicer and Vivian Rubinski, both of North Fort Myers; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Myers Cemetery with Mr. Bill Carpenter, minister of the McGregor Boulevard Church of Christ, officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. in the chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the Christian Home and Bible School of Mount Dora, Fla. or the American Heart Assoc.
    Fort Myers News-Press November 23, 2009 - Robert James Cross, age 68, of LaBelle, passed away November 21, 2009 in LaBelle. He was born Jan. 22, 1941 in Fort Myers. He was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and attended LaBelle High School. He also attended Florida State University. Robert was a previous co-owner of LaBelle Trading Post. He was a realtor and rancher. Robert's favorite hobby was fishing. Survivors include Bonnie, brother: Donnie (Lana) Cross of Old Town, step sister: Carolyn Case Evans of Rock Hill, SC; nieces: Kelly J. Byrd and Tracy M. (W.C.) Mills of Old town, Margaret "Sissy" (Ronnie) Wherrell of Covington, TX, Anita (Langley) Bryant of Andalusia, AL and special friends: Judy McClure and Carol Barnett. He was preceded in death by his father: Hayward Cross, mother: Margaret Waldron Case, brother: Hayward "Gene" Cross and nephew: Hayward Cross Jr. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr and Pastor Mike MacDowell officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will held Tuesday at the funeral home starting at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bull Pitt Outreach Ministry, 4414 Ft. Simmons Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935, and specify Youth Fund in memo of your check.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News- Press, May15 2006 - Suzanne Morrison Cross, born November 17, 1952 left her earthly body Friday May 12, 2006 for her heavenly body. She is the daughter of Bill and Dot Morrison and she is survived by her husband Lee and son Clay, sisters; Chris Zipperer, Bonnie Keen, Patty Connolly and Joyce Willis, along with many nieces and nephews. Suzanne was a loving wife, mother, and sister that left this world to early. She built her life upon the love of God and the love of her family. It's in her passing that we truly understand how much love and compassion she brought into this world. Suzanne will always be loved and missed until her family can join her in Heaven. Visitation will be 1-3 PM Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at First Baptist Church, Immokalee. Services will immediately follow. Burial will be at Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee. Family has entrusted care to Brister Funeral Home, Immokalee, FL
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 13, 2010 - Patricia Crosse 84, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010, in Louisville, KY. She was the former Patricia Adele Kaelin, born September 24, 1925 in Louisville, KY. She was a devout Catholic. She lived in Lehigh Acres, Florida for over 20-years and retired from Jon Ord Nationwide Insurance Agency. Preceded in death by two husbands, Thaddeus P. Crosse and Horace W. Christopher; two daughters, Paula Diane Goodman and Sandra Katherine Jollif, one grand-daughter, Jodi Lynn Coan; four brothers, Edward F., Paul Kenneth, Woodrow and Raymond Kaelin; and one sister, Mary Christine Moore. Survivors include her son, Dennis W. Christopher (Lou Ann); two daughters, Pamela Elder (William), and Patti Hardin (Andy); her brother, Thomas Kaelin (Nellijean) of Daytona Beach, Florida; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Burial services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the gravesite in Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice. Condolences to Lee Memorial Park.

        Tampa Bay Times, April 6, 2013 - Richard B. Crowley of Indian Rocks Beach died on April 4, 2013. Richard was born on December 27, 1921, in Park Ridge, New Jersey to James Crowley and Ida Pilger Crowley and was the youngest of eleven children. Richard lost his mother when he was two and his father when he was eight. Thereafter, Richard was raised by an aunt in Queens, New York; his brother George Washington (Mickey) Crowley also took care of Richard during the summer months. Richard graduated from the High School of Aviation Trades in New York City. He then moved back to Park Ridge and went to work for Lederle Laboratories, a division of American Cyanamid. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Richard attempted to enlist in the U.S. Navy but failed his physical. Richard went on to spend his entire working career at Lederle, retiring in 1984. In 1942, Richard met Isabelle Gold, the love of his life, whose family had moved into an apartment downstairs from the apartment he shared with his brother Joe. Richard and Isabelle married on April 27, 1946 and had two children, Louise and Jim. Richard was a devoted husband and father who loved his family deeply and would do anything for them. He was also a great friend to many. Richard loved life. He was also an avid fan of the New York Mets, the New York Football Giants, and the Tampa Bay Rays. Burial Sylvan Abbey Cemetary, Clearwater FL
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 29-30, 2013 - Nancy Mae (Cora) Crowther, 74, passed away May 24, 2013. She was born July 3, 1938 in Joliet, Illinois to the late Henry and Theodora (Ochs) Cora. She came to Lee County in 1988 from Joliet and retired from HR for the Lee County Sherriff's Office. Nancy loved the opera, the Three Tenors and cooking. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Terri Crowther; sons, David Crowther and his wife Karen, Don Crowther and his wife Penny and Lee Crowther all of Fort Myers; sisters, Joan Dolinsek and Suan Nemanik; brothers, Charles Cora and his wife Mary, Tom Cora and his wife Tina and Tim Cora and his wife Lori; grandchildren, Michelle, Joey, Carissa, Caitlyn, Casey, Dannielle, Savannah, Christopher, Cori, Kellen, Nicole and Christopher; great grandchildren, Anthony, Alyssa, Evan, Brayden, Reed, Sawyer and Stella. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Church of the Resurrection. Interment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Hospice Charities, 747 E. Boughton Road, Suite 152, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440. Memories and condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    NewsZapFl, April 3, 2014 - Debbie S. (Sloan) Crumb, age 50, of Clewiston, passed away March 24, 2014 in Clewiston. She was born Dec. 3, 1963 in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the late Bill and the late Carolyn (Pridgen) Sloan. Debbie was married to her loving husband Tim Crumb. Survivors include her husband of nineteen years, Timothy Crumb; two sons, Brandon Edwards, Greg Crumb; and two daughters, Cameron Edwards Moss, Jessica Crumb; two brothers, David Sloan and wife Holly, Craig Sloan and wife Tara; nieces, Kaitlin, Kelsey, Hailey, Isabella, Lexi, Tatum; seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 at Evangel Assembly Of God, Clewiston with Pastor Gary Corley officiating. Interment was Friday, March 28, 2014 in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, Fla. You may view the online obituary and leave your condolences to Debbie's family at www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston 
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 19, 2013 - Maura (O' Mahoney)  Crumpacker, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away the morning of Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the age of 67. She was born on April 19, 1945 in Ft. Myers, Florida and was the daughter of Carolyn and Dermod O'Mahoney. Born and raised in Ft. Myers, she lived in Virginia after attending college at Southern Seminary before returning home in 1970 where she lived the rest of her life..She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and retired small business co-owner and homemaker with a lifetime of friends in both Ft. Myers and the Cashiers, North Carolina areas. A lover of flowers and animals, she enjoyed her cats, dogs and gardening at home and her mountain getaway in Cashiers, and loved her family very much.Left with her memory are her loving and devoted husband of 47 years Bill; son Jon and his wife Barbra and grandchildren Corey, Jake, Cassie and William of Tallahassee, Florida; son Kevin of Ft. Myers, Florida; daughter Carolyn Orstrom and her husband Johnny and grandchildren Taylor and Bradley of Ft. Myers, Florida.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 8, 2010 - A. Leon Crumpler, 82, a native of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Crumpler, and his sister, Gloria Chappelle. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and retired as First Mate on an ore ship. Leon was also a member of the Pioneer Club and Lee County Historical Society.He is survived by his loving spouse of 49 years, Maxine Crumpler; daughter, Teri (Paul) Jenkins of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Aimee & Jackie Jenkins; great grandson, Ash Rios; and sisters, Barbara Briggs and Ruby (Franklin) Lott.A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:00 am, at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the First Presbyterian Church, 2238 2nd St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.Arrangements are under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes.
      Fort Myers News-Press, July 20, 1944 - Mrs. Jane M. Crumpton, 78, died at her home on Maryland avenue yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Bruce Crumpton, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude McLeod; three sons, Elzie Tiner, Andrew Tiner, Aarthur Tiner, all of Fort Myers; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Tedder, and three brothers, Richard Lamb, Archie Lamb and Frank Lamb of Wauchula. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
   Miguel A. Cruz, 73, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012 with his loving family by his side. He was born June 4, 1938 in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, the son of Marcelo and Justina (Rodriguez) Cruz. Miguel leaves to cherish his loving memory his partner Gladys Velazquez; his brother Roberto Rodriguez of Ceiba, Puerto Rico and cousin Aida Vazquez of Lehigh Acres, Florida. A Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in the Chapel at Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971 (239) 368-7080. A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Pastor Heriberto Gonzalez in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. Burial will be conducted immediately following the service at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971, (239) 368-7080.
     Florence (Osinski) Cucchiara, 91 of Cape Coral, FL formerly of North Fort Myers passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012. Florence was born on June 19, 1920 in Chester, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Xaverina Klarcewicz Osinski, one of 8 children; Michael, Piotr, Natalie, Jean, Helen, Alfred and Eddie; and grew up in Brooklyn. On September 28, 1940 she married the love of her life, Lt. Mario Victor Cucchiara, NYPD and moved to Riverhead, Long Island, NY. She was very competitive and a great all around athlete; having many first places in running, ping pong, tennis, diving and Judo. She had a black belt in Judo and taught Judo for many years, for free, to children of all ages in various areas of Suffolk County. Though she was almost completely deaf Florence was an excellent Mandolin player and played for a Russian Orchestra in New York. To Florence there were no strangers, everyone was always welcome in her home. Her life mission was to help others. She got saved when she was in her early teens thanks to a summer church camp run by a store front Mission in the Bowery of New York. Florence is survived by her loving family including her husband of 71 years, Mario Cucchiara; five children, Matteo Cucchiara, Exenia Pirrone, Alfred Cucchiara, Colleen Flick and Melody Galka; brother Alfred; sister Jean; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren scattered throughout the United States. Florence was 91 years old when she breathed her last breath here on earth, before waking in the arms of Jesus in heaven to await that great day when we all will meet again. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th until the Celebration of Life service at 3 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with Pastor Bob Carlson officiating. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
     Fort Myers News-Press, April 15-17, 2013 - John S. Cucchiara, 82 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 after a long fight with cancer. He was born on December 16, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY to Dominic and Rose Tumberello Cucchiara. John was a Vetran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Manhattan Fur Dressing, where he was well known as "Johnny Spoon" and created his unique formulas for drying furs to use in the garment industry. John moved to Cape Coral in 1986. John is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Doris; his grand nephew, Joseph Cucchiara, who was like his the son; many nieces, nephews; and beloved cat, Jerry. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral with Entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for John's family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 13, 2012 - Lt. Mario Victor Cucchiara, 95 of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of North Fort Myers passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Mario was born on January 21, 1917 in Manhattan, New York to Rosario and Antoinette Cucchiara, one of 4 children; Victor, Rosalie and Louis, and grew up in New York City. Mario was a scholar athlete at Stuyvesant High School & graduated Magna Cum Laude at the age of 16. He attended Colgate University & City College where he was an outstanding baseball & football player and a pole vaulter on the track team, before serving in the army during World War II. On September 1940, he married the love of his life, Florence Cucchiara & moved to Riverhead, Long Island, NY. Florence passed away this past March at the age of 91 and he missed her dearly. Mario became the Lieutenant of the Southampton Town Police where he served for more than 30 years. He was a black belt in Judo and along with Florence, for many years taught Judo to hundreds of children and adults free of charge. Mario had a wonderful singing voice & performed at many public functions. He also was an excellent harmonicist and was known for his legendary feats of strength, outstanding physique, incredible intellect and wonderful sense of humor. Mario is survived by his loving family including: five children; Matteo Cucchiara, Exenia Pirrone, Alfred Cucchiara, Colleen Flick and Melody Galka; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren scattered throughout the Country. Mario was 95 when he breathed his last breath here on earth, before waking in heaven to be once again in the arms of his sweetheart Florence, his wife of 72 years. Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Friday, November 16th until the service at 2 p.m. at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with Pastor Bob Carlson officiating. The burial ceremony will follow immediately after the service. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 3, 1933--Mrs. Alice Cuer, 56 years old, winter resident at Fort Myers Beach from Adrian, Mich., died suddenly last night at 1900 Hough street in Fort Myers. Mrs. Cuer, who had been suffering for some time with an asthmatic condition, was stricken seriously two days ago and came to Fort Myers for medical attention. Her death came unexpectedly last night, however. Survivors are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Earl Evans of North Dakota, and Mrs. Frank Titus of Church's Corner, Mich. The body is in charge of L. W. Engelhardt & Son. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night. Mr. and Mrs. Cuer had spent the last two winter seasons at the beach and had completed work on their home there. Mrs. Cuer was making plans to move into the new house in the near future when stricken.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 20, 1936--Aleck Cummings, 78, died yesterday at Lee Memorial hospital after a lingering illness from cancer. Cummings, who refused to have his infected hand treated, has lived in Fort Myers for the past 18 years and was for many years cemetery sexton. He was born in Scotland. Services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning in Fort Myers cemetery with the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. The Engelhardt Funeral home has charge of arrangements.

   Fort Myers News-Press, May 30, 2010 - Barbara Harriet Bartleson Cummings, 74, of Fort Myers, FL died May 24, 2010. Born in Fort Myers, FL August 3, 1935 to Dr. Fred Durant Bartleson, Sr. and Eleanor "Unnie" Woolslair Bartleson, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and graduate of Fort Myers High School, 1953. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Carter Cummings, Jr., a consulting professional engineer. She began her real estate career in 1972 and recently retired after 37 years. She served on the Fort Myers Board of Realtors, was Realtor of the Year in 1985 and President of Fort Myers Multiple Listing Service. She helped establish and protect Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. She was President of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, City Historical Museum Advisory Board member and Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation board member, Pioneer Club, Inc. President, and co-founder of Allen Park Area Neighborhood Watch.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her sister, Eleanor Bartleson Arrington. She is survived by her brothers, Fred D. Bartleson, Jr., Melbourne, FL and James F. Bartleson, Port Charlotte, FL; daughters, Eleanor Foerste (Ray Robida), Kissimmee, FL, Catherine Bowron, Fort Myers, and Cornelia Hunt (Billy T.), Covington, GA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz. Memorial service June 26, 2010 at 2 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, 33908; Southwest Florida Historical
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 5, 2013 - Anthony Cunnane, 87, passed away September 2, 2013. He was born April 16, 1926 and raised in Ireland to the late Anthony and Catherine (Boyle) Cunnane. In addition to his parents, Anthony is preceded in death by sisters, Marie and Peggy. Anthony came to Lee County in 1989 from Queens, New York after retiring from the NYC Transit Authority for 32 years. He loved playing cards with his family and friends.  Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Lillian Murphy and her husband Brian of Pearl River, New York; Kathleen O'Brien and her husband Patrick also of Pearl River, New York; son, Anthony J. Cunnane, Jr. and his wife Line of Elkhardt, Indiana; and their mother, Mary Cunnane; sister, Chris Flatley and her husband Patrick of Ireland; grandsons, Sean and his wife Tina, Kieran and his companion Victoria, Brendan, John, Evan and Mark; great-grandsons, Patrick and Connor; and multiple nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM with a scripture service at 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Hope Hospice at www.hopehospice.com. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 19, 2012 – Winifred “Wini” Charlotte (Wundsam) Cunningham known to those close to her as, Wini, passed away on Monday July 16 with her family at her side after a long debilitating illness. Originially from Bolton,CT., she has been a resident of Fort Myers for the last 16 years. She graduated from Hunter College then went on to earn a Masters Degree at Columbia University. She leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Bernard J. Cunningham along with many nieces and nephews.  Wini's passions during life included tennis, golf and boating. She was an avid reader and lover of dogs. She was a gifted painter who early in life realized her calling was to be a physical education teacher. She taught in both Connecticut and New York. She spent a lot of time traveling the world with Bernard. A Funeral Service will be held at The Zion Lutheran Church at 11:00 officiated by Pastor Peter Weeks, Friday July,20th.Visitation to begin at 9:15. The church is located at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL. Entombment to take place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers,FL., 33907.

Naples Daily News, March 15, 1978-- George Curran, 77, Bonita Springs, Fla., a retired Indianapolis brick contractor, died yesterday at his home. Curran was a 50-year Indianapolis resident. Survivors - wife Barbara, sons George, Danny, David, daughters Kathy Murphy, misses Madeline, Barbara Curran, Susie Human; brothers Pete, Col. Harvey Curran; sister Lucille Moon.
   Buford Dalton Curry, Sr, died August 1969 at Leon County, FL. He is survived by his wife, Cleo Curry and son Buford Dalton Curry, Jr. He was the son of Marvin and Stacey Curry, and was born in Ft Myers in 1915. He is also survived by brothers Ford and Lester Curry. Predeceased by brother Huston Curry. Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
      Fort Myers News-Press, July 22, 1960 - Mrs. Callie Virginia Curry, 85, a resident of Slater Road, North Fort Myers, died Wednesday. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Scott; sisters, Mrs. Lessie Corbitt, North Fort Myers and Mrs. Mary Davis, Portland, Oreg.; grand-daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Mason, Mrs. Leona Moore, Mrs. Betty Scott and Mrs. Pat Hubbard; grandson Paul Scott, North fort Myers, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. E. S.Anderson officiating. Pallbearers will be J. M. Croff, George Strickland, Ford Curry, Howard Whitehead, George Thompson. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
   Ford Curry died September 8, 1981 at Ft. Myers, FL. He was the son of Marvin and Stacey Curry, and was born in Ft Myers Sept 18, 1917. He is survived by his daughters Sonya Curry and Sandra Curry Hillman; grandchildren, Tamre Arlene McDaniel, Johnny Ford McDaniel; brothers Ford and Lester Curry. Predeceased by brother Huston Curry. Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 30, 1954 - Gadson Curry, 73, a resident of LaBelle for the past 40 years, died here yesterday. Surviving are his wife, Martha L. Curry, LaBelle; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Johnson, Alva, and Mrs. Jack Patton, LaBelle; a son, Odell Curry, Fort Myers; and a brother, D. N. Curry, Clewiston. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Ft. Denaud Cemetery with Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge.

      Fort Myers News-Press, July 27, 1945 - Huston M. Curry, 25-year-old cowboy, died yesterday morning at the Bay Pines Hospital at St. Petersburg. He leaves his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Curry; three brothers, Lester Curry, Ford Curry of Fort Myers and Buford Curry, of U.S. army. The body will arrive in Fort Myers Saturday morning. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 25, 2012 - Jenny “Grossie” Curry 82, of Fort Myers, FL departed this life on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Born in McDuffie County, Georgia, she was married to the Late Robert Moses Curry. She attended the McDuffie County School system, and moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1961 with her husband and seven children. She was employed fro more than 30 years by Yoder Brothers Inc. of Alva, Florida. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age, and was a devoted member of The Church of God the Pentecostal Way located on Carver Street for over 40 years. She is preceeded in death by her late husband Robert Moses Curry, son Lloyd Curry, and daughter Julia West. She leaves to cherish her love and strong guidance two daughters Lizzie (Jessie) Johnson, Dorothy (Fred) Gaskin, three sons Melvin (Shannon) Curry, Willie Moses Curry, Alvin Lawrence (Sharon) Curry, two special sons, Alexander Devon Stewart, and Roosevelt Bryant. Twenty-three grandchildren, Andrew Curry, Jari Curry, Jimmy (Romey) Young, Jr., Lamar Young, Alfreda (Lil Ray) Young, Darrell (Yolanda) Young, Latwayne Carter, Lovoyd West, Tatraya Curry of Orlando, Florida, Jennifer Curry, Sharon (Danny) Hand, Derrick Johnson, Latronda (Kevin) Williams, Derrick Johnson, Lakitha (Marvin) Troy, Robert Underwood, Jamar Underwood, Ashanti Underwood, Jennifer Curry, Malvashia Curry, Aleanna Curry, Clayton Bryson, Tinikki (Jeremiah) Evans, Andre Holmes, forty-six great-grandchildren, and a loving church family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012 at The Dunbar Community School Auditorium located at 1859 High Street, Fort Myers, Florida. Internment will be held at Lee Memorial Gardens State Road 82. Funeral services entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers Florida.
   Fort Myers News-Press, April 5, 2011 - Lester Lee Curry, Jr., 69, of Fort Myers, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011. He was born on November 8, 1941 in Fort Myers and was a lifelong resident. After graduating from Fort Myers High in 1959, he worked for National and Pan Am Airlines for 20 years and later retired as manager for Albritton Roofing. Among those that will miss him most are his wife of 44 years, Yvonne Curry; his children: Ashley Beth More (Joe) of Cape Coral, Brandy Allison Chang (Rob) of Honolulu, HI and Clay Dalton Curry (Lauren) of Groveland, FL; his sister, Angie Albritton (Tommy) of Cape Coral and his grandchildren: Dylan, Mackenzie, Jacob, Etorie and Addison. Les was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed.Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with private graveside services to be held at a later time at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-936-0555.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 19, 1967 - Martha L. Curry, 77, a resident of LaBelle for over 50 years, died in Fort Myers Wednesday. Her husband, Gadson Curry preceeded her in death Dec. 29, 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. C. (Betha Lee) Johnson, Tice; Mrs. Jack (Tillie) Patton of LaBelle; a son, Adell Curry of Immokalee; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Raulerson, St. Cloud and Miss Beulah Lanier, Intercession City, Fla; one brother, Lunn Lanier of St.Cloud; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of LaBelle with Rev. Oscar Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Ft. Denaud Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 6, 2005 - Nettie Marie Curry, age 86, of LaBelle, passed away November 4, 2005 in LaBelle, Florida. She was born April 8, 1919 in Fort Myers, the daughter of the late Herbert and the late Mary Elizabeth (Hale) May. Survivors include her son: Roy L. Curry Sr. (Sharon) of Labelle, daughter: Frances Doll of LaBelle, grandchildren; Mack Flippin (Barbara), James Doll (Yvonne), Donna English (Billy), Cheryl Henderson (Scott) and Roy L. Curry Jr. and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by her husband; Mack Curry, son; Mack Edward Curry and great-granddaughter Lia Henderson. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, 10:00 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Jimmy Dana officiating. Interment will follow at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home in LaBelle.
   Pansy A Curry, died March 25, 1988 in Ft Myers, FL. She is the wife of Lester Curry and mother of Lester Curry, Jr, Clara Belle Clark, and Angilee Albritton. Mrs Curry was born June 17, 1913 in Buckingham, Florida, to James P and Carla B Hughes.She is survived by her sister Violet Garcia and was predeceased by her sister Dora Hughes; Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers Tropical News, June 21, 1928 - His skull crushed when he lost his balance and fell from a repair scaffold at the Deep Lake grapefruit canning plant striking a surface rock Tuesday, Thomas C. Curry, 49 years old, a carpenter, died at the Lee Memorial hospital early yesterday morning. Curry is survived by his wife and an 11-year-old son. The body was being held at the L. W. Engelhardt funeral home last night pending the completion of arrangements for burial. He will probably be taken to his parents' home at Griffin, GA.
   Thomas S Curry, LaBelle, FL. Survived by his children, Mrs Ruel Birge, Mrs H Sealey, Lois Curry, and Benjamin Curry and his siblings, Mrs M Guy, J C and W J Curry. Burial will be Ortona Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 24,  2003 - Vila Daniels Curry 82, passed this life to be with the Lord on October 22, 2003. She was a lifetime resident of North Fort Myers until 1990 at which time she relocated to Fort Ogden, FL. She is survived by her two daughters Sonya Curry McDaniel (Johnny) and Sandra Curry Nolen (John). Grandchildren: Johnny F. McDaniel (Rozan), Tami McDaniel Godwin (Mark) and Lane Curry Nolen. Great-Grandchildren: Jared and Joshua McDaniel and Ashley Godwin and loving Family. Memorial Service will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Chapel TODAY at 6PM this evening. Pastor Johnny F. McDaniel, Grandson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to North Cape Coral Hope Hospice.
      William C Curry, Fort Myers, was born in 1872 and died in Fort Myers May 24, 1945. He is survived by his children, Willis Mae Smith, Opal Berry, Mrs M Kunzie, Gloria Flasher, and Mark Curry. Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, June 6, 1954 - Zory H. Curry, 83, of Immokalee, died Saturday in Fort Myers. Surviving, besides his wife, Mrs. Callie Curry, are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Scott of Fort Myers; five grandchildren, Mrs. W. H. Mason, Mrs. J. V. Moore, Mrs. W. J. Scott and Mrs. G. H. Hubbard and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services wil be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Young-Harvey chapel with the Rev. Mr. Williams of Immokalee officiating. Interment in New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ellis Whidden, J. H. Wiggins, Albert Hingson, Curtis Scott, J. V. Moore and Jesse Sandlin.
      Fort Myers News-Press, July 9, 2001 - Martha Curtin, age 78, of Fort Myers, died Saturday, July 7, 2001. Mrs. Curtin was born in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Fort Myers from Prospect, IL 11 years ago. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years Edward; son, Edward Jr. of San Diego, CA; daughters, Kathleen (Bob) Beverley of Fort Myers, Joan (Al) Johnson of Naples, FL; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her son, John Denis, predeceased Mrs. Curtin in 1981. The family will receive friends at Kiser Funeral Home, Monday evening 6-8 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Church of the Resurrection with internment following at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. KISER FUNERAL HOME 481-4341

      Fort Myers News-Press, April 4, 2012 - Catherine M. Curtis, 52, of Fort Myers, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, born on November 25, 1959, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother Elise G. riehm and mother- in-law Betty E. Curtis. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 17 years, Gary; her father Norbert Riehm and brother Dan Riehm of Weatherford, Texas; her father-in-law Sam Curtis Jr. and sister-in-law Debby Keilty ( David) of Fort Myers. Cathy grew up in an Air Force family and travelled the United States and parts of Europe while growing up and continued her travels through Europe and the mid-east when her parents lived in Saudi Arabia. Cathy and her husband Gary loved golfing and boating and are members of the Royal Palm Yacht Club of Fort Myers. Cathy was a passionate animal lover having six cats of her own. Cathy was elected Lee County Tax Collector in 2000. Prior to her serving as Tax Collector, she worked nine years in the private sector as a practicing Certified Public Accountant auditing real estate and life insurance companies, governmental agencies including constitutional officers,counties,cities and public school districts. Cathy was Collier County Controller from 1991 to 1994, and Management and Budget Director for the city of Fort Myers from 1994 to 2000. Cathy graduated from Upper Heyford High School England, and earned her Associate of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, Munich, Germany campus, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University. Her professional affiliations included the Florida Tax Collectors Association, serving as Treasurer from 2006-2010; member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Certified Florida Collector, and the Lee County Republican Women's Club. She had a longtime illness with cancer, yet she went into the office at every opportunity. Her husband states, " She would have died in her chair at her office if she could have' and "loved her job and her employees." Her vision and leadership enabled her to provide excellent customer service to the citizens of Lee County. A memorial and celebration of her life Cathy will be held at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 5:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710. The website address is http: www.cancer.duke.edu/btc

  Fort Myers News-Press, February 3, 2011 - Frances Battey Curtis, was born March 23, 1919 in Ft. Myers, FL the great granddaughter of Florida pioneer Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry. The daughter of Robert Battey and Nettie Pearl Menge. Frances attended Duke University and the Florida State College for Women, after which she taught in the Lee County School System. While a student in Tallahassee, Frances joined Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and was a member of the University of Florida General College Court. Frances married George D. Curtis, Jr. in 1941, and moved to Tampa where, in World War II she worked for the U.S. Navy as an under engineering aide. She later joined St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, participated in the St. Monica Church Circle, and the Daughters of the King. Frances was a member of the Junior League of Tampa, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Golfview Civic Association and Boca Grande Women's Club. Frances was a Life Member of the Nature Conservancy, the USF Botanical Gardens, FSU Alumni Association, FSU Emeritus Society and the DAR Heritage Society. Frances loved to travel. Her adventures included Africa, Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean, England, Scotland and Hong Kong. Frances was a master seamstress, creating unique fashions and winning awards and ribbons in competitions that included The Florida State Fair and the Strawberry Festival. She was a talented quilter and a spirited line dancer. Frances is survived by her husband, George D. Curtis, Jr., children Carla Curtis Bradley, Brooksville, FL; G. David Curtis III and wife, Susan, Steinhatchee, FL; Frances Anne Curtis, Tampa, FL; Nancy Rebecca Curtis, Tampa, FL; grandchildren, James Robert Bradley, Jr., Weeki Wachee, FL and Casey Weaver, Houston, TX; Great Grandchildren Amanda Bradley and James Robert Bradley III, Spring Hill, FL. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue, at 11a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, with reception following at Tampa Yacht and Country Club. The family thanks LifePath Hospice Burgundy Team, Hospice Help 24, and Continuous Care nurse, Jennifer Hinkle. Donations may be made to Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, 1396 Ponce De Leon Av NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, or The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa (813) 876-2421

Fort Myers News-Press, 6 Aug 2006 -- Kenneth John Curtis died peacefully at his home on Ft. Denaud Road at the age of 101 on August 3, 2006. He was born March 24, 1905 in Negaunee, Michigan. He worked many years for Chevrolet Motors and Coca Cola Corp. as an accountant and auditor. When he retired he and his wife Isabella bought a sailboat and sailed to Florida. On a trip up the Caloosahatchee River in 1954 they fell in love with the LaBelle area and bought property on the river. Ken was instrumental in forming the Hendry County Bank in 1963 and was president of the bank from the time of its formation until shortly before merging with Florida Community Bank. After Isabella's death in 1987 he started the Isabella Curtis Memorial Scholarship program for LaBelle High School students. To date over 1,000 students have received full scholarships at Edison College. He continued to contribute to an endowment fund that will continue to help local students receive a college degree into the forseseeable future. He was also a major contributor to the Edison campus being built near LaBelle. He leaves to mourn his passing a nephew, Buck Curtis, niece, Sharon Fritz and a host of friends.Cremation will follow by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle. At his request, there will be no memorial service.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 2014 - Col. Oliver William Curtis (USMC RET.), 92, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on January 5, 2014 at Gulf Coast Village. He had been a resident of Cape Coral since 1968, formerly from Alexandria, VA. Mr. Curtis was born on March 14, 1921 to parents, Roy E. and Lillie M. Curtis in Beggs, Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot. He retired from the Marines after 23 years of service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Rose Curtis in 2012.  He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Karen S. Huston, of Cape Coral,FL and Jennie L. Curtis of Fort Myers, FL; as well as two grandsons, Geoffrey and Bradley Huston of Michigan; and sister in law, Florence LaFlam of Cape Coral, FL. The family will receive friends for viewing Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Fuller Metz Funeral Chapel on Del Prado Avenue in Cape Coral. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.fullermetz for online condolences and details.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 31, 2012 – Rose (Isabella) Curtis, age 89, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her on January 27. She was born April 15, 1922 and moved to her beloved Florida in 1968 with her husband Oliver and 2 children, Karen and Jennie. Rose is survived by her husband of 57 years; USMC Ret. Col. O.W. (Curt) Curtis; children Karen (Huston), Jennie Curtis and "Adopted" daughter Sunny Lichtenberg; Grandsons Geoffrey and Bradley Huston; sisters Jennie Isabella and Florence LaFlam; brother Mike Isabella as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many special friends and neighbors. Rose was an active member of the Cape Coral Homemakers Club "Spin-Offs". She was honored as Homemaker of the Year in 1984, Dept. of Community Services Volunteer of the Year in 1991 as well as the Heart of FCE award in 2003. Her life revolved around her family, her volunteer activities with Homemakers, crafting and cooking. The family will receive friends on February 1, 2012 from 6-8 pm. A celebration of Rose's life will be held on February 2, 2012 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home beginning at 11 am with interment following at the Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Rose's Life Tribute.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 5, 1927 - Earl Custes, 59-year-old retired farmer of New Vienna, O., died at the Lee Memorial hospital late last night after a short illness. He was stricken Saturday and taken to the hospital last night but died before an operation could be performed. He is survived by his wife. They arrived here four weeks ago for their fourth season in Fort Myers and were staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Bartleson at 1011 Crawford street. The body was taken to the Engelhardt funeral home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 2, 1934 - J. F. (Dad) Cusworth, 63-year-old Fort Myers barber, died at 2:40 this morning in the Lee Memorial hospital He recently underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis, from which he failed to recover. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the L. W. Engelhardt chapel. November 3, 1934--Funeral services for Joe F. Cusworth, 63-year-old barbershop operator, were held yesterday afternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt chapel with Rev. William G. Kennedy officiating. Mr. Cusworth, who died after an emergency operation, was an enthusiastic fisherman and one of the first movers in building a fishing pier at Fort Myers Beach. Mr. Cusworth is survived by his widow, two sons, Joe and Ellis, and one daughter, Mrs. J. D. Poole of Fort Myers. He originally came to Fort Myers from Wichita, Kas. The pallbearers were Rocco Pavese, Arthur Mallory, Tommy Thompson, P. T. Crews, Francis Cone and Fred Lanier

      Fort Myers News-Press, October 27, 2010 - Ingeborg Rabau Cutchin, age 93, died early Sunday morning, October 17, at Shell Point Village, Ft. Myers, FL of congestive heart failure. She was born in Jerusalem, Palestine August 1, 1917 the daughter of Jacques and Eleanor Schundler Rabau. Inge and her mother fled Jerusalem late during WW1 and traveled through Turkey to Switzerland where they both were hospitalized with TB. Her mother died there and Inge was sent to Wiesbaden, Germany to live with her Aunt Bertha Schultz. She attended the Lutheran Girls School in Norvenich, Germany. Upon the completion of her education there she moved to the U.S. and lived with her Uncle Fritz Schundler of Joliet, IL. She attended Joliet Jr. College where she met her future husband, Lyle Cutchin. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1941 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Biology. On August 16, 1941 she married the love of her life, Lyle Cutchin. After living and working in New York City, Peoria, IL, Portsmouth, NH and Caribou, ME they moved to Waterville, ME in 1958 where they founded The Sheridan Corporation, an engineering construction company, which they operated until their retirement in 1985. For many years they had a second home on Captiva Island, FL and later Sanibel, FL. When they retired they moved to Sanibel which is where Inge most loved to be. During their many years there Inge became an accomplished woodcarver and collected an extensive array of sea shells from which she created many works of art. Inge was a chemist, microbiologist, a pianist, a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, a splendid cook and a biblical student. She and her husband traveled extensively in this country and Europe for many years. Inge was predeceased by her brother, Helmut Rabau, her cousins, whom she considered her brothers, Walter, Kurt and Carlie Schultz and a great-grandson, Brady Wing Cutchin. Inge is survived by her husband, Lyle of Ft. Myers; a son, Douglas Cutchin (marie) of Fairfield, ME; a daughter, Sandra Cutchin of Dover, NH; two grandchildren, Lyle Cutchin (Robin) of Cumming, GA and Rena Mendel (Scott) of Pepperell, MA; four great grandchildren, Douglas Allen, Alexis Elizabeth and Reynolds Dean Cutchin of Cumming, GA and Jakob Ronald Mendel of Pepperell, MA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of Inge's life was held at the Shell Point Village Church Chapel on Thursday, October 21, at 3:45 PM.

      Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2014 - Rowena Ann Cute of Ft. Myers, FL died on April 23, 2014, after a long courageous battle with a brain tumor. She was born 8-9-57 in Orlando, FL to Bob Crawford & Javeline Willis. Ann has lived in Ft. Myers since 1971 and graduated Ft. Myers High in 1976. She is survived by her husband of 20 yrs. Ted Cute. Daughter Sarah L. Sykes & 2 sons, David A. Stant Jr. & James R. Cute all of Ft. Myers, mother, Javie Willis, sisters Lynda & Heather, brothers Bobby & Danny.A service will be held on Sat. 4-26-14 11:00 am at Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Cir. Main Ent. Room #B. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to Hope Hospice
    The Fort Myers Press, January 25, 1927 - Last rites were observed today in memory of J. L. Cutler, 75-year-old pioneer resident of Fort Myers, who died suddenly yesterday at the home of Mrs. A. E. Hall, 1237 Tournament street, where he had made his home for the past six months. Mr. Cutler was born in Canada and first came to Fort Myers over 40 years ago. Leaving Fort Myers about 1888 he returned from a stay in the northwest in 1890 and since then had made this city his home. Mr. Cutler was well known as a manufacturer of alligator novelties for tourists and was active in his business until about one year ago. He was a member of the grand lodge of Knights of Pythias and member of the Fort Myers lodge which had charge of his burial serice his morning at the Fort Myers cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. A. Thrower at the First Methodist church. The services were well attended by lodge brothers and friends. Beautiful floral offerings bespoke the high regard in which Mr. Cutler was held. He leaves no living relatives. Pallbearers for the funeral today were L. C. Stewart, W. P. Finley, F. W. Hunt, E. T. Shaw, W. R. Wallace and Geo. F. Kinzie.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 22, 2010 - Annie Laurie Cutshall, age 97, of Alva, passed away in LaBelle, FL on Sunday, November 21, 2010. She was born May 21, 1913 in Burnsville, MS to the late Phillip A. and the late Idella (Robinson) Gray. She moved to Alva in 1954 from Iuka, MS. She worked as the lunch room manager at Alva High School for many years until retirement. She was a member of Alva United Methodist Church, Alva Garden Club and Alva Quilting Club. Survivors include two sons: Perry G. Cutshall of Alva, FL, Paul L. (Gale) Cutshall of LaBelle, FL and one daughter: Betty Jo English of Ormond Beach, FL, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at Alva United Methodist Church, 21440 Pearl St in Alva with Pastor Zig Bays officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Alva United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Iuka, MS.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33907, Kingshouse, 151 S. Missouri Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 or Alva United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Alva, FL 33920. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.Arrangements by Cutshall Funeral Home- Iuka, MS

     Fort Myers NewsPress January 3, 2009 -  Doris Ruth (Rennolds) Hansen Cutshall, age 68, of Alva, passed away January 1, 2009 in Alva.She was born Mar. 5, 1940 in Fort Myers, the daughter of the late Paul Meshach Rennolds and the late Ethel (Cook) Rennolds. She was the Librarian at The Barron Library for 35 years until retirement in 2007. She was a graduate of LaBelle High School and a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of First Baptist Church-LaBelle.Survivors include her husband: Perry Grey Cutshall, son: Robert Paul Hansen, daughter: Ramona Sue Holt(Victor Charles), both of LaBelle, step-children: Perry Glen Cutshall, LaBelle, Laura Ann DeGlaw (Bobby), Luka, MS, brother: Larry Rennolds (Margie), LaBelle, sister: Ann Brown (Donald), Fort Myers, and five grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Sun. January 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Chaplain Chuck Wester officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery.Visitation will be Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. The family suggests memorials to Hope Hospice, 25 Homestead Road, Unit 35, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

 

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