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Fort Myers News-Press, April 28, 2004 - Deputy Sheriff Brian Andrew Haas was born March 3, 1983 and died in the line of duty on April 24, 2004. A resident of LaBelle since 1999, Brian was with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office for the past two years. Law enforcement was his passion, and he was highly respected by his fellow officers, friends and family. Brian graduated from the Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy 93rd Basic Corrections Class and the 47th Crossover Corrections-L.E. Brian received many national awards as a competitive pistol shooter. He was a member of the USPSA, NSR, and FMRR, all practical shooting associations. Fishing and camping in the Ten Thousand Islands were among his favorite hobbies. Brian is predeceased by his grandfather, Gilbert J. Haas, a long time LaBelle resident and former Lee County Director of Protective Services. He is survived by his parents; Robert and Noric Haas of LaBelle, a sister; Amanda Haas, his grandmothers; Carole Haas and Jeanne Whyte, many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 30, 2004, 11:00 AM at the LaBelle Civic Center, LaBelle, FL with Father Richard Palmer officiating. Donations in Brian's memory can be made to USPSA-Junior Program, P.O. Box 811, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 or the Brian Haas Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund C/O John Watkins, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 250, LaBelle, FL 33975. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.

   St Petersburg Times, June 21, 2011 - Snakes were Bill Haast's business and his calling. When they bit him — poisonous snakes bit him more than 170 times — he never blamed them, never vowed to give them up, almost never went to the doctor. The painful encounters only made snakes more interesting to him.He died last week in Punta Gorda, where he was quietly operating a lucrative business collecting venom for snakebite medicines. The cobras, mambas or rattlers didn't do him in. "Death by natural causes," the doctor announced. Bill Haast, who could have been a character in a Carl Hiaasen novel, was 100 years and almost six months old."The snake bit the mouse. The mouse died. I found it intriguing,'' is how he once explained his fascination.He was the most interesting Floridian I ever knew. In fact, when I was boy, he was my idol. He ran a place in Miami called the Serpentarium, which he had started as a roadside tourist attraction in 1947. I started going to the Serpentarium in the 1950s when Florida theme parks tended to be small anything-can-happen family businesses. My dad also took me to the Monkey Jungle, the Parrot Jungle, Coral Castle and the Seminole Indian Village at Musa Isle, but it was my many visits to the Serpentarium that fired my interest in natural history and Florida culture.Haast was a terrific showman who dressed in white as if he were a distinguished scientist. He was actually a former carnival worker who had once roomed with a moonshiner at a speakeasy. Yet he conducted more research than many university-trained scientists, using his own body in unprecedented experiments.Over the years he built up his immunities by injecting himself daily with a cocktail of various snake venoms. Bites that might have killed or crippled ordinary people usually only made him ill or eroded his flesh. Sometimes he refused to go to the hospital and instead took careful note of his symptoms while resting at home.Haast enjoyed performing for tourists, but he earned most of his money selling venom to companies that manufactured snakebite medicines. At least 10 victims of deadly snake bites who were allergic to antivenin medicines received transfusions of Haast's immunized blood and survived.The best day to go to the Serpentarium was always Sunday, when Haast released a 14-foot king cobra on a roped-off section of the lawn — no worries about liability insurance back then — and tried catching it by hand. When the snake inevitably slithered toward the audience, Haast jerked it back by the tail.King cobra venom can kill an elephant. In fact, the cobra had twice almost claimed Haast's life, despite his immunities, paralyzing him and shutting down his lungs. A breathing machine had kept him alive while his body fought off the venom.On the Serpentarium lawn, the great snake's head rose several feet above the ground. Puffing up, it gazed into the eyes of Haast, who was kneeling within easy striking distance.They were old antagonists. As Haast weaved left, the hissing cobra followed the movement as if hypnotized. The snake always struck sooner or later. Like an agile mongoose, Haast sprung backwards."Be careful, Bill! Don't use your hands! Use a stick to catch him, Bill!"Haast's second wife, Clarita, was supposed to be narrating the show. On Sundays, her angst touched the heart of every tourist. One time as I watched, the cobra launched an attack. Its fangs tore open Haast's white pants at the knee and venom streamed down his leg like an egg yolk. Clarita began weeping. "Did he get you? Oh, Bill, did he get you? Tell me, Bill!"He didn't answer, merely focused on the cobra. Next time it struck and missed, he was able to grab it behind the head. A minute later it donated another load of venom, this time into a glass vial. Nobody was surprised when Clarita divorced Bill. He closed the Serpentarium after a six-year-old child fell into a pit and was drowned by a 12-foot Nile crocodile in 1977. Haast jumped onto the croc, but failed to save the boy. The next day he shot the crocodile with a pistol.The Serpentarium limped along until he retired to Utah in 1984. But his love for snakes called him back in 1990. He settled in southwest Florida, opened the Miami Serpentarium Laboratories and focused on snake-venom production for pharmaceutical companies.In 1995, he invited me for a visit. I was expecting to see a bent-over old guy. Surely I would find him sitting in a chair from which he could watch his young assistants conduct the deadly work. We'd talk about the old days. But when I arrived, Haast was milking a cottonmouth, a common Florida water snake known for its painful and destructive bite."I'll never quit,'' he told me. "What else am I going to do?''Except for his mangled hands, which had taken the brunt of his snakebites over the decades, he looked at least three decades younger than his 85 years. His gray hair was still flecked with black and he still moved gracefully like Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the Rudyard Kipling tale. He claimed the daily injections of snakebite venom kept him young.I immediately noticed the missing fingertip. A year earlier, a cottonmouth had bitten his pinkie. The poison had eaten away his flesh and turned what was left of the finger black.Haast avoided doctors. Eventually, he asked his young third wife, Nancy, to perform the surgeryShe snipped off the dead digit with rose clippers.
    Fort Myers News Press,  August 13, 2010 - Eric Jon Haataja who passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 7, 2010. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1985. Eric is survived by his son Richard Julian Haataja, his mother Mary Haataja, numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins & his long time companion Kimberly Adams. Eric will be greatly missed by his family & many friends.A memorial service will be held at Harvey-Engelhardt, 1600 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers Sat. August 14, 2010 3:00pm with a gathering to follow the service. In lieu of flowers- donations may be made in name of Richard Haataja Education Fund. A private inurnment for Eric will be scheduled at a later date.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 15, 1997 - Willard J. "Will" Hacker, 76, of North Fort Myers, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997. Mr. Hacker served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Del Tura Country Club, and Canadian Lakes in Michigan. Mr. Hacker retired after 40 years of service to AAA Michigan, most recently as Field Operations Director. Mr. Hacker was the beloved husband of Grace, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage; loving father of Barbara (Gerald) Johnson of Pinckney, Mich., and Carol (Red) Wallen of Port Huron, Mich.; dearly loved grandfather of Jeffrey Jagacki, Jason Jagacki, Cara Wallen, Elizabeth Wallen, and Sean and Jason Johnson; and thel loving brother of Dorothy Hacker of Westland, Mich. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway. The family will receive friends one hour prior to time of service.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 20, 2011 - Lucille Hackett, 90, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011. She was born July 17, 1921 in Harrisburg, PA and moved to Fort Myers from Middleport, OH in 1961. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She retired from the Lee County Public Schools System. Mrs. Hackett is survived by her husband, Michael; her children: James Hackett (Barbara) of Columbus, OH, Elaine Hackett and Michele Hackett, both of Louisville, KY and Barry Hackett of Apopka, FL. Also surviving are five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 22 2011 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Thursday, July 21, 2011 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, December 17, 2011 - Michael M. Hackett, 89, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Friday,December 16, 2011. Michael graduated from Middleport High School in Middleport, OH. He attended Edison Junior College and also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 with duty in Okinawa, Guadacanal and North China. Michael was the proud owner of Hackett's Safety Service in Fort Myers for over 44 years. A devoted Catholic, Michael was a parishioner at St. Francis Xavier for over 50 years. Mr. Hackett is preceeded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lucille in July 2011; and his daughters Marsha and Monica. He is survived by his children: Jim(Barb)Hackett, Elaine Hackett, Barry Hackett and Michele Hackett;his sisters of Middleport, OH: Mary Pickens, Barbara Mullen, Yvonne Scally; 5 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011 . Visitation will be from 11-1 with the service to begin at 1pm at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Fort Myers. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home (239) 936-0555.
      Fort Myers Tropical News, Friday, April 15, 1927 - The funeral of Asa P. Hadden who died early yesterday morning was held yesterday at the Englehardt chapel. Rev. E. H. Snow was in charge. Mr. Haden passed away quietly at his home at 1305 Estero ave. He was 76 years of age. Burial took place at the Fort Myers cemetery. A. A. Hadden Mar. 23, 1856 - Apr 14, 1927

Fort Myers News-Press, May 1, 1932 - Funeral services for Mrs. Lenora Haddock, who died late Friday night at the home of her son, Guy Haddock, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. The body will be taken to Woodlawn cemetery in Miami Monday morning for burial in the family lot. Mrs. Haddock came to Fort Myers more than two years ago from Miami with her son. She was born in North Carolina.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 4, 1935 - Miss Josephine Hadley, 62, died yesterday at Buckingham at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Neal. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock today, in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. V. Vickers.
   Lakeland Ledger for November.25, 2008- page B-5 - Mattie Lee Williams Hadley was born on February 16, 1921, in Bassinger, Florida. She died from heart failure on November 22, 2008, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Mattie was proud of being a fourth generation " Florida cracker." One of her ancestors signed the voter register in the vote to make a state. She married Arthur Edward Hadley in 1936. They lived in central and south Florida for the fifty years they were married. During her child-rearing years she was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Moore Haven, Florida. Mattie and Arthur moved to Lakeland in 1958 and ran a business on Highway 98 North for many years. Later, Mattie was active in Crestview Baptist Church in Lakeland, serving on the hospitality committee and as secretary-treasurer of her Sunday School class. Her family and her church were central to her life, but she found time and ways to help many others in unfortunate circumstances. She was well-known by family and friends for faithfully sending thoughtfully selected birthday and get-well cards. Her favorite charity was the Baptist Children's Home which has a campus and a state office in Lakeland.Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Hadley; three sons: Arthur Hadley, Jr., Ralph Hadley, and "Jake" Hadley. She is survived by her sister, Abbie Whidden, Moore Haven, FL., two daughters: Betty Baxter and Helen Sawyer, both of Lakeland, five granddaughters: Connie Timmons, Sonya Parks, both of Lakeland, Abbie Messer, Crawfordville, FL., Cynthia Hadley, Huntsville, AL., Jennifer Gauthier, Eldorado, AR., and ten great grandchildren.Services will be held at Lanier Funeral Home at 717 Griffin Road in Lakeland on November 26, 2008, with family visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial Ortona Cemetery, Glades Co. Florida.
    The Fort Myers Press, September 5, 1922 - Mrs. Zynthyla Hadley, 80 years old, a widow, of Immokalee, died at her home there Sunday afternoon of the infirmities of age until three months ago Mrs. Hadley lived in East Fort Myers, going to Immokalee to be with her son, Charles Hadley. The body was brought to Fort Myers by L. W. Engelhardt, Mortician, and prepared for burial. It was laid to rest at the cemetery here yesterday morning, the Rev. O. A. Thrower conducting the service.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 6, 1936 - Mrs. Rosa Hadsock, 44-year-old wife of Thomas Hadsock, died yesterday morning at Lee Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Hadsock has been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. McAvoy, Mrs. B. F. Benton and Miss Francis Ann Hadsock, and a sister, Miss Martha Redd. Services will be held at 4:30 this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 2, 1951 - W. Tom Hadsock, age 79, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 43 years, died yesterday at his residence, 1013 Alicia Street. He is surived by three daughters, Mrs. Lena H. Benton and Mrs. Frances A. Williams, Fort Myers, and Mrs. Mary McAvoy, Laconia, N. H.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by McQueen & Young, funeral directors.

 Marilyn Ann Musselwhite Hager, 54, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away January 6, 2011. She was born November 1, 1956 in Fort Myers, Florida the daughter of Jeathrow and Marjorie (Westberry) Musselwhite. She was a loving mother, devoted nurse and she walked in the light of Christ.She leaves to cherish her loving memory, 2 children, Andria Lynn (Doug) Henchesmoore of Naples, FL and Donald Dustin Hager Jr. of Lehigh Acres, FL, 1 brother Dean Heywood of Fort Myers, FL and 2 grandchildren, Aidan and Piper. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-274-0088. Online condolences may be made at www.gendronfuneralhome.com

Fort Myers News-Press, May 30, 2008 - On May 27, 2008, Edwina Hahn gave her consent to leave her body and enter a more spiritual world to join her husband, Archie Hahn, Jr., who died on September 9, 2001. She will always be remembered for staring the Cape Coral Holiday Boat-A-Long and leading the parade with their 47-foot yacht, Astrid. She started the parade for Parks and Recreation in 1976 and ran it for 17 years until her health forced her to stop and thankfully Dave Drake took over. With Edwina's tireless phone calls and efforts to sign up boaters and infuse the enthusiasm to join the parade without contests and advertisements, but just for the joy of celebrating the Holidays. She also used her own money and materials to send out information to all who wanted it.Because of her efforts the parade has grown to the highlight of Cape Coral's holiday celebrations. Because of the Boat-A-Long, articles of Edwina, Queen of Lights, have been in the News-Press, The Breeze, and the Mature Lifestyle magazine. She obtained many awards such as Outstanding Citizen award, Certificates of Appreciation of her efforts in the Boat-A-Long. When she was 89 years old, the Mayor of the City of Cape Coral proclaimed December 17, 2006, as the Edwina Hahn Day. One of the other ways to make newcomers to Cape Coral more welcome, for many a year Archie and Edwina took many from the New Resident Club members on their yacht, Astrid, for cruises along the Boat-A-Long route to see Cape Coral from the waterway and to encourage them to put their boats in the parade. She also received a plaque in Appreciation for her efforts from the New Residents Club.Edwina was born on Nov. 18, 1917 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1939 where she won three awards for being an outstanding nurse. She married her husband, Archie Hahn, Jr., in 1939 and raised her three children. Wherever she lived she was helpful to her neighbors with her nursing abilities and usually worked as a Welcoming Hostess for new neighbors, which included throwing parties for the neighborhood. She was a designer of old furs to make them useful again and designed her own clothes to fit her joyful and youthful attitude towards living. Archie and Edwina loved to dance and won awards for their waltzing. Many people in Cape Coral will also remember her for her neighborhood driveway Halloween party she had every year. She is survived by her three children, Archie Hahn III, Amy Hurst, and Edwina H. Reid; her 5 grandchildren, Archie Hahn IV, Christopher Hurst, Evan Hurst, Benjamin Hurst, and John P. Noonan; her 1 great-great grandchild, Ashleigh Noonan. She has also been a loving influence in Edward Reid's five stepchildren, Linda Campbell, Tommy Reid, Cheryl Ford, Rob Reid and Becca Reid and their families. There will be a private family gathering to spread her ashes at some future date, so please have your own services for Edwina and give to your favorite charity or Hope Hospice. Nothing would please Edwina more than for you to give to organizations that are in need of funds to continue their great work. The Queen of Lights will never die as long as the Boat-A-Long continues.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 23, 1934 - John Wesley Hahan, 71-year-old East End resident, died early yesterday morning after an illness of several months. He had been a resident of Lee county for the past 33 years. His body will be at the L. W. Engelhardt mortuary pending funeral arrangements. Hahan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anni Hahan, three daughters, Mrs. Edna Hussey, New Prospect, Conn.; Mrs. W. H. Bryant, Hot Springs, Ark., and Mrs. L. L. Dewalt, and two sons George Hahan and Robert Hahan of Waterbury, Conn. -- FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 24, 1934-- Funeral services for John W. Hahn, 72, who died at his home in the East End Saturday after a lingering illness, will be held this morning in the L. W. Engelhardt chapel at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Hahn has been a resident of Lee county for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie C. Hahn, three daughters, Mrs. Edna Hussey of Woodville, Conn., Mrs. H. W. Bryant of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mrs. L. L. DeWalt of Fort Myers; and two sons, George Hahn of Los Angeles, Cal., and Robert Hahn of Waterbury, Conn. Pallbearers will be John Surrency, Thad Williams, Fred Blount, George Hoffman, Gus Blemke and Walter Foster. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Kinzie and C. P. Staley

Fort Myers News-Press, March 12, 2006 - Lisa Lynn Floyd Haines 44, of Cape Coral passed away March 12th at her home in Cape Coral. Lisa was born in Cumberland, Maryland on November 19, 1961. Lisa was the daughter of Sandra and Bob Floyd of Cape Coral. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Kim Haines of Naples, brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Holly Haines of Ft. Myers, brother and sister-in-law Bob and Cindy Floyd of Eustis, and sister Judy Crocker of Ft. Pierce. Lisa left 9 nephews and nieces who were the joy of her life. She was preceded in death by her brother Jeff Haines and her father Harold Haines. She will be dearly missed by all her relatives and friends. Lisa graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1981. She was an avid bingo player and a volunteer at VFW Post 10127. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 16th, starting at 100 pm at VFW Post 10127, 996 Pondella Road, N. Ft. Myers. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association or the National Epilepsy Foundation.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 11, 2010 - Bettie L.  (Mahoney) Hale, 92, of North Fort Myers, formerly of Cape Coral, died Saturday, March 6, 2010. She was born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sidell, Ill., to Joseph and Leota Mahoney. She was a member of Coral Ridge Baptist Church in Cape Coral. She is survived by her loving family, including her children, Scott (Debi) Hale of Lake Placid and Bettie Hale of North Fort Myers; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Mahoney; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in 2000; daughter, Carla Harvey in 2005; and nine brothers and sisters. Visitation will be Sunday, March 14, from 1:30 p.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m., at Coral Ridge Baptist Church, 1723 N.E. 6th St., Cape Coral. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 29, 2000 - Carl J. Hale, 81, of North Fort Myers, FL, died April 28, 2000, in Fort Myers. He was born in Indianola, IL, and has lived here since 1981, coming from Chicago. He was a member of Coral Ridge Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII. Carl is survived by his wife of 58 years Bettie Lou; a son, Scott Allen Hale of Cape Coral; daughters, Bettie Lou Hale, Carla Harvey both of North Fort Myers; brother, Dixon Asquith of Brooksville, FL; sisters, Margaret Goulding of Spring Hill, FL, Vonnie Mullins of Fountain, MI. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Coral Ridge Baptist Church, interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time. The family asks that memorials be made to the Men for Missions in memory of Carl. The Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of arrangements.
    Anderson-Patterson Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL - Lawrence Franklin Hale, III, 60 of Punta Gorda, FL passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Fort Myers, FL. He was born in Cumberland, KY on June 25, 1952 to Lawrence & Juanita Hale, II. Visitation for family & friends will be held from 10-12 noon on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral Services will begin at 12 noon with burial following at Lee Memorial Park
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 8, 1951 - Friend Haley, 87, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 20 years, died last night. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Fort Myers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Christine Haley, and a son, H. Russell Haley, Westfield, N.J. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Byler officiating. Interment at Fort Myers Cemetery.

  Fort Myers News-Press, May 4, 2005 - Robert C. Halgrim of Ft. Myers passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2005 at the Shady Rest Care Pavilion in Ft. Myers. Mr. Halgrim was born Sept. 9, 1905 in Humbolt, Iowa the son of Cornelius and Nellie Halgrim. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Mary E. Halgrim. Mr. Halgrim is survived by his two sons, Robert (Caroline) Halgrim and Tommy (Venie) Halgrim, five grandchildren, John (Joanie) Halgrim, Bobby Halgrim, Erik (Summer) Halgrim, Chris Halgrim and Audrey (Matt) Strelo and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Halgrim moved to Ft. Myers with his family in 1914. He graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1926 and attended Cornell University from 1927 to 1929. Mr. Halgrim received an honorary certificate from Cornell University in April 2005 for his achievements and work at the Edison Winter Home. He served as the first curator of the Edison home from 1948 until he retired in 1971. During his life he was active as a member of the Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce, Edison Pageant of Light, life member of the Lions Club and a founding member of the Fisherman's Class at the First Presbyterian Church. His primary hobby was collecting and hybridizing crotons. He also loved his work at the Edison Winter Home and it played a large role in influencing his life. Memorial service will be celebrated Friday, May 6th at 4:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second St. Family will receive friends Thursday May 5th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Fisherman's Class at First Presbyterian Church.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 22, 2005 - Thomas C. Halgrim, 60 a loved and respected educator, passed away suddenly at his home in Ft. Myers on Friday May 20, 2005. Tommy Halgrim was born Sept. 14, 1944 in Ft. Myers the son of Robert C. & Mary Halgrim. He is survived by his wife; Venie Halgrim of Ft. Myers, son; Chris Halgrim, daughter; Audrea (Matt) Strelo, brother; Robert (Caroline) Halgrim and 2 grandchildren all of Ft. Myers. Tommy Halgrim began his career at Lee County Schools on Aug. 8, 1969. He retired in June of 2004 as principal of Allen Park Elementary. He went on to Allen Park in July of 1999 after serving as principal at Ft. Myers Middle School. Prior to that he was principal at Colonial Elementary, Heights Elementary and Spring Creek Elementary. Even after retiring, he taught as substitute and volunteered at Allen Park Elementary. Memorial services will be celebrated Tuesday May 24th at 3:00 PM at the First Presbyterain Church, 2438 Second Street. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8260-101 College Pkwy., Ft. Myers, FL 33919.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 10, 1962 - Annie E. Hall, 94, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 50 years, died at the home of her daughter, 2544 E. Moreno Ave., Wednesday night after a long illness. She operated a nursing home for a number of years in Fort Myers. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Fort Myers. Surviving is her daughter, Miss Mary Lou Halland of Fort Myers; grandson William L. Washburn, Jr. of LaBelle, four great-granddaughters, Miss Patricia Ann Washburn, Miss Beverly Washburn, Miss Lisa Washburn and Mrs. Sandra Bush of LaBelle; a sister, Mrs. James Langford of Dixon, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Satuday at 2:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. John T. James officiating. Pallbearers will be Bryan Cowart, O. H. Miller, Dan Lee and Floyd Dampier. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Carmen Auilda Rodriguez Hall, age 79 of Cape Coral, FL. passed away on April 3, 2013. She was born December 24, 1933 in Puerto Rico to Getulio Echeandia and Carmen Perez. Carmen moved to Cape Coral in 1995 coming from Lakewood, NJ. She is a communicant of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women, The Red Hats Society and T.O.P.S. Carmen received her high school diploma from Dodge High School in New York City and continued her studies in Secretarial Studies at the Latin Institute Business School. Carmen worked at La Prensa Newspaper before starting her family and worked over 25 years in the business offices of various hospitals. Carmen enjoyed traveling and was an avid puzzle solver. She enjoyed playing board games and cards and spending time with her family. Carmen is survived by her husband Kenneth Hall; daughters, Doris (Paul) Vaiana of Westfield, NJ, Judith (James) Golden of Hamilton, NJ; son Ralph Rodriguez of Westfield, NJ; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ian) Becker, Adrienne (Victor) Conti, Paul Vaiana, Amanda Golden, Veronica Golden; Great Grandchildren, Caitlin Becker, Isabella Conti, Victor Conti. Carmen is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Rafael Rodriguez. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 PM on Sunday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Monday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in her Life Story and leave thoughts and memories for her family.
   Fort Myers News-Press, December 15, 2013 - Dorothy R. Hall, 90, of Fort Myers, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Hope Hospice. She was born August 4, 1923 in San Diego, CA and had lived in Lansing, MI and Fort Myers, FL. She was a member of Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ. Mrs. Hall was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Loren, in 2010. She is survived by her children: Darlene LaHaie (Bill), and Kathleen Hall; her grandchildren: Scott Silcox (Karen), Tracy Marek (Brian) and Marcy DeKett (Devon); her great grandchildren: Ashley Ward (Mac), Travis Way, Eric Silcox, Kyle Silcox, Brian R. Marek and Marcy Marek. Also surviving are Wilton Hall, brother-in-law, Shirley Hoogewerf, Peggy Krudup, Caroline Hall, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on December 17, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.  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, November 18, 1936 - E. Bartol Hall, 64-year-old sportsman and resident of Pineland, dropped dead late yesterday afternoon at his Pine Island home as the result of a heart attack. He had suffered from heart trouble for the past two years but had been feeling better the past two weeks and his death came as a surprise to a wide circle of friends in Fort Myers. Mr. Hall came to Fort Myers in 1925 and purchased property on Pine Island where he built a home next to the residence of his brother-in-law, Graham L. Wilson. Mr. Hall was born at Glen Cove, L. I., and came to Lee County from Winter Hhaven. He was an enthusiastic sportsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Tropical Sportsmen's Club. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice R. hall. Funeral services will be announced later and in the meantime the body will be at the Lawrence A. Powell Funeral Home on First Street.
    Caloosa Belle, November 5, 2008 - Edith Mae Hall, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, in LaBelle. She was 84. She was born March 21, 1924 in Sumica, Fla., to Edwin Darley McKinney and Mahala Elizabeth (Sauls) McKinney. She was a resident of LaBelle since 1960 and was a former resident of Ocala and Clewiston. Survivors include sons, Harry Hall and Edward Hall, both of LaBelle; daughters, Elizabeth Yeatts of Venice, and Sarah Starr of Aberdeen, N.C., brothers, Harold McKinney of Eldora, and Donald McKinney of Ocala; sisters, Helen McNeal of Ocala, Wilma Souder of Texas, Dorothy Mikell of Morriston, and Evelyn Hall of Pinellas Park; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 graveside at Fort Denaud Cemetery, with Pastor Benton Mangueira officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 16, 1936 - Mrs. Eliza Hall, 76 years old, died last night at the home of her son, F. W. Hall, at 2028 Lee Street after a year's illness. Mrs. Hall has made her home in Fort Myers for the past year. she is survived by three sons, F. W., John of Key West and Charles of Everglades, and a daughter, Mrs. Maysouri Addison of Punta Gorda, and two sisters, Mrs. Florida Lightborne of Key West and Mrs. Ann Vickers of Lake Worth. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 25, 1942 - Mrs. Fannie Hall, 79, a resident of Captiva Island, died at her home yesterday after an illness of two weeks. She had lived on Captiva for the past 17 years. Mrs. Hall is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Clarke Fraser, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Paul Marks, Miss Marion Libey and William Libey, all of Michigan. Funeral arrangements are being made by Lawrence A. Powell.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 9, 2008 - Frank Dawson Hall, 80 passed away on April 5, 2008, at his ranch in Arcadia, Florida, after an extended illness. Born on October 14, 1927, in Ft. Lauderdale, he received his BA from Duke University and his LLB from the University of Florida. After serving in the Korean War with the Army JAG, he practiced law with his father and two brothers in Miami until he accepted the position of "In House" Vice President and General Council for the Howard Johnson Company in New York City, where he developed his skill in franchise law. After five years, he returned to Florida and began practicing with Hall and Swann. Frank also thrived on nurturing new businesses and was instrumental in the beginnings of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Everglades Seasoning and AquaChem, until he semi retired to his Prairie Creek Ranch in 1995. In June of 2001 he received recognition for 50 years membership with The Florida Bar.During his long career he was a very active with the American Bar Association General Practice Section, and was recognized with "Project of the Year Award" for outstanding service to the ABA General Practice Section. He also received the "Tradition of Excellence" Award from The Florida Bar for his work with the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section. Frank loved the practice of law and his accomplishments, and his daughter, Laurie, was fortunate to follow him into the practice of law. This mutual love of the law culminated in Laurie's oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court, with Frank in the audience, forty years after his own argument before The Court.Frank also served as the Honorary Counsel General of Thailand for Florida, from 1978-2000, during which time the King of Thailand honored Frank with many awards for distinguished service.After retiring Frank enjoyed fishing and hunting at the ranch, as well as spending time with his wife Becky at their home in Clayton, Georgia. Frank was a avid University of Florida Gator Fan. Frank is survived by his wife Rebecca Gessaman Hall, daughter Laurie Dawson Hall (Ron), his brothers, M. Lewis Hall, Jr. (Muriel), The Honorable Vincent T. Hall (Shirley) and Lewshane Hall, Shawney Norris, as well as Kim Volkheimer and Dale Gessaman, Jr. of Dayton Ohio, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as exceptional friends, Brenda Davis, David Arguijo (Mary), Sue Knight, and all the members of "The Prairie Creek Hunt Club" (and associated poachers), as well as a special thank you to Vickie Southgate, of Home Health Division of DeSoto Memorial Hospital.In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, at www.tidewell.org of mailed to 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34238. A celebration of frank's life will be held at a later date. "Go Gators!"On-line condolences maybe made at: www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 4, 2010 - Frieida Irene Hall, 86, of Fort Myers, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Freida was born in Wauchula, Florida on August 28, 1923.She is survived by her sons and their wives, Edwin and Carole Hall, Louis and Janet Hall, her grandchildren Monique and Zachary, her great-grandchildren Rachel and Carl, one sister-in-law, and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett, her parents, three sisters, and three brothers. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 6, 2010 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home at 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers with pastor Bobby Calvert officiating Interment services will be private. Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice.

Geneva Carolina (Acuff) Hall, age 77, of Fort Myers, passed away February 24, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born May 16, 1935 in Estero, FL, to the late Rupert and the late Florence (Whidden) Acuff. Survivors include one son: Charles Michael Hall (Selena) of Fort Myers, FL, one brother: Jerald Acuff of Fort Myers, FL grandchildren: Thomas, Jenny, Andrea; Great Grandchildren; Curtis, Thomas, and Randall.  She was preceded by her husband; Herbert H. Hall, son; Curtis Matthew Hall, sister; Margie Handley and brother; Roger Acuff. Gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:00 am at Hope Healthcare Services Chapel, Lehigh Acres with Chaplain Chuck Wester officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.
    Fort Myrs News-Press, December 24, 1932 - Henry S. Hall, 87 years old, a winter resident here for the last nine years, died yesterday. Mr. Hall had arrived in Fort Myers in September, accompanying his daughter, Mrs. S. R. Hall, and his son-in-law, who operates a novelty shop. These are the only survivors. Mr. Hall was a Civil War veteran, having served almost the entire period of the war with the Union army. He had many good friends among the older residents here. During his younger days, he achieved considerable prowess as an athlete. Mr. Hall was in the real estate business in Falmouth, Mass., for 40 years. He was born in that state. Funeral services will be held today at the Eastlake cemetery, between Leesburg and Ocala, where the body will be buried beside that of Mrs. Hall, who died a year ago. L. W. Engelhardt & Son has charge of funeral arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 5, 1933 - Sprayed with flaming gasoline at a filling station in Brooksville, Joan Hall, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hall of Jackson, Tenn., died as a result of the burns while enroute with her parents to Fort Myers last night. The Hall family was on the way here to visit Mrs. W. H. Edwards, Mr. Hall's brother, and the Rev. Mr. Edwards of East End. The party had stopped at the service station for gasoline when a match was struck, which ignited the fumes of the gasoline. The attendant jerked the hose from the tank and the blazing liquid was splashed over the little girl. Her father was burned on the hand and side in attempting to shield her from the flames. The girl was taken to a Brooksville hospital and after her injuries had been treated, the Halls started again for Fort Myers, after calling up Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, who started out on the road to meet them. The two parties met at Venice, but the little girl had died just before they reached there. The body will be sent back to Jackson for burial by Lawrence A. Powell. In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Hall, survivors include a brother Francis Hall, six years old, and a small step-sister, Lindell Bateman.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 1932 - John Ruffin Hall, 57 years old, died at 9:45 o'clock last night at his home on Edgewood avenue in East Fort Myers following a lingering illness. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of the body. Mr. Hall had lived here for five years. Survivors include a widow, three sons, H. H. and N. H. Hall of Fort Myers, and C. P. Hall of Tampa, and four daughters, Mrs. H. J. Olmsted, Mrs. W. B. Bell and Mrs. F. T. Rice, all of Tampa, and Mrs. G. R. Fortney of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Powell chapel. The Rev. Edwards will be in charge. Burial will be in the local cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 17, 2006 - Julia E.Soto Hall, 92, of Naples formerly of Estero died May 14, 2006. Julia was born on Mound Key, Estero a daughter of the late Antonio and Rosa Soto, Julia worked in Estero for the for many years, she was a member of Corkscrew Baptist Church. Mrs. Hall is survived by her son and daughter- in-law Fred and Barbara Hall of Naples, her grandchildren Bill Weeks, Cheryl (Joe) Gross, Kim (Kirby) Cameron, Pam Weeks, Andrea Williams, her great grandchildren Melissa, Robert Jr., Danielle, Brittany, Ethan, Jarrett, Antonio, Alexis, she was predeceased by her husband Henry C. Hall and daughter and son-in-law Rose and Baker Weeks. A graveside service will be conducted at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Thursday at 2 PM.
   Fort Myers News-Press, July 25, 2010 - Loren K. Hall, 92, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010. He was born January 24, 1918 in Lansing, MI and moved to Florida from Michigan 25 years ago. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving in the 975th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, the V.F.W. and American Legion. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 67 1/2 years, Dorothy R. Hall; his children: Darlene LaHaie (Bill) of Lake Isabella, MI and Kathleen Hall of Glendale, CA; his grandson, Scott Silcox (Karen); his granddaughters: Tracy Marek (Brian) and Marcy Dekett (Devon). Also surviving are six great grandchildren; two brothers: Wilton Hall and Roger Hall (Caroline), two sisters: Shirley Hoogewerf and Peggy Krudup and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 27 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.
    Fort Myers News-Press December 2, 2007 - Louise Hall, 72 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007. She was born on November 14, 1935 in Willacoochee, GA to Jim and Rhoda Taylor. Louise was an avid reader and enjoyed her many books. She was always happy playing with her daughter's cats and always enjoyed eating out. Her family said she was a sweet lady who was loved by all. Louise is survived by her loving family including her daughter, Jan (John) Granato of Cape Coral; brother, Johnny (Glenda)Taylor of Belle Glade; and sister, Nadine "Kitty" (Ed) Strong of Belle Glade and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl and two sisters , Mary Sims and Lily May Coursor. Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 3rd from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery beside her husband. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 2, 2005 - Margaret "Peggy" Hall, 71, of Ft. Myers, died January 31, 2005. Born Margaret Helen Muir in Hayes, South Dakota on April 5, 1933, she and her husband Duane moved to Ft. Myers in 1955. She was a legal secretary, co-owner of Duane Hall & Associates Engineering and Surveying for 12 years and later retired from the State of Florida Department of Corrections. She was a member of Saint Michael Church. She loved crossword puzzles and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Duane, three brothers and dear friends. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Karl Kokomoor of Englewood, three grandchildren Erin Clemens of Bradenton, Kevin and Wesley Kokomoor of Englewood, 1 brother and 2 sisters. A memorial gathering will be held in the chapel at St. Michael Church at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 11, 2005. Private interment will be at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood, FL. Memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Engelwood Chapel.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 17, 1957 - Mrs. Mary Singletary Hall, 68, of Frantz Avenue, Estero, died yesterday at Lee Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Surviving besides her husband, William Thomas Hall, are five daughters: Mrs. Angeline Weeks, Mrs. Nona Grace Fernandez, Mrs. Mattie Alma Allen, of Estero; Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Easterlin of Fort Myers; and Mrs. Willie Frances Buchanan of Lamertville, New Jersey; one son, Henry C. Hall of Estero; two brothers, Henry Singletary of Moultrie, Ga., and Will Singletary of Meigs, Ga.; also 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Sallor officiating. Pallbearers will be Calvin Collier, Hugh Smith, Jim Horne, Frank Williams, Mack Alvarez, Joe Soto, Leonard Elwood and Ray Trebel. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Larry Taylor Funeral And Cremation services, Punta Gorda, FL - Sarah Nadine (Lanier) Hall, 85, of Punta Gorda passed away December 11, 2005. She was born June 18, 1920 in Punta Gorda to the late James Slade and Rose Ellen (Huffman) Lanier. She is the granddaughter of James Madison Lanier and Sarah Marcel Youmans. Sarah succeeded in many jobs from being a waitress to owning her own plant nursery. Sarah will be missed by her sons William Thomas Miller and Franklin Earnest Miller; grandchildren Ann Margaret Payne, Michelle Nadine Ferrero, Franklin and Sherri; four great-grandchildren and many other relatives. A grave side service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 17 at Indian Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations maybe made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. To express condolences to the family, please visit sign to online guest book.
    The Tropical News, April 22, 1927 - Thomas B. Hall, 65, a farmer residing at the East End, died last night after a long illness and will be buried here today after funeral services to be conducted at 3 o'clock at the Englehardt chapel by Rev. J. B. Rooney. Mr. Hall is survived by a widow, three sons, J. A., Charles G., and Glen, all residing here, and a daughter, Mrs. T. E. Hudelson of Great Falls, Mont. He had lived in Fort Myers for about a year and a half.
    Fort Myers News-Press July 20, 2008 - Thomas J. Hall, 92, of Palm Bay and Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008. He was born in Butler, Missouri on Feb. 6,. 1916. He lived on a ranch in Great Falls, Montana. Later moved to Fort Myers and Palm Bay.He was AAU Boxing Champion in 1935. He served in the Army National Guard in 1936 and worked for the Army Air Force in 1944. He joined the Merchant Marine in 1945, serving on the S.S. Montana and the S.S. Tennessee in The Atlantic War Zone during World War II. He retired from Robb & Stucky in 1969.Thomas is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian Page Hall; two sons, Tommy Page Hall and wife Judy Royal Hall and Harvey Joe Hall and wife Patricia R. Hall; three grandchildren, Heather Hall-Lobley and husband, Jayson Lobley, Harbor Lee Hall and Arlee Kate Hall; one great-grandchild, Kilynn Page Lobley; one sister, Margaret Hall Boyce of California; two sisters-in-law, Irma Hall of Fort Myers and Joan Page of Titusville.Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7p.m., Tuesday. July 22nd, with a 6 p.m., service at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne. Graveside service will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, July 23rd at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, (321) 723-2345.

      Fort Myers News-Press, October 17, 2013 - Thomas Page Hall, born Jan 24, 1942 in Ft Myers, FL passed away at the age of 71 Monday, Oct 14, 2013 in Melbourne Fl. He is survived by his Mother Lillian Hall, Brother Harvey Joe Hall w/Wife & Daughter Patricia & Arlee, Daughter Heather Hall-Lobley w/Husband Jayson Lobley, Son Harbor Hall, grandchildren Kilynn and Owen Lobley. He was predeceased by Father Thomas J Hall and Wife of 33 years Martha Rayborn Hall, Sr Uncle Charles E. Hall, Jr. Cousin Charles H. Hall. First Cousins - Fort Myers.Patty (Hall) Eppler, David Keith & Terry Hall, Lynn Scott & Kathy Hall. Susan and Bill Reuther.Richard and Janice Kinsel Dianne and Ken Duggan, Jeri and John McGillis. Tom Graduated Fort Myers High School...class of 1960. As a Melbourne resident for over 40 years Tom was an avid member of the Florida Motion Picture Television Assoc., Kiwanis Club, Single Action Shooting Society and Eau Gallie Church of Christ. He owned and operated Tom Hall Insurance in Melbourne. Services will be held at Brownlie-Maxell Funeral Home, 1010 Palmetto Ave. Melbourne FL 32901. Visitation Friday, Oct 18, 5-7pm, Funeral Services Oct 19, 10am with burial at the Fountainhead Memorial Park, 7303 Babcock St SE Palm Bay FL 32909
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 28, 2004 -  Willie (Ben) Hall, 51, of Cape Coral died Thursday in Cape Coral. A native of Ft. Myers, Ben was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. He was an avid and accomplished ballroom dancer. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son Sean of Cape Coral, daughter, Mandy of Cape Coral and his mother Ima Jean Hall N. Ft. Myers. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie B. Hall, Sr. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 29, 2004 at 12:00 Noon at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Deary, celebrant. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 - 5 PM at the Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.
    Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL - Martha Ann Halligan, 67 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on March 30, 2014 a sunny cool Sunday morning.  She was born on February 4, 1947 in Bronx, New York. She loved; to walk listen to music, reading, and the enjoyment of a good nightlife. Martha is survived by her loving family including; seven children, Cynthia Ketzko, Jennifer Gisser, Tara Shields, Brian McGovern, Keith McGovern, Heather McGovern, Adam Tesoro; ten grandchildren, Autumn Ketzko, Taylor Bradley, Cody Bradley, Samantha Paltzer, Michael Shields, Matthew Garrett, Joshua Garrett, Catlin Garrett, Payton McGovern, Noah McGovern; great granddaughter, Ava Lynn Ketzko. Services will be at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 6th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, with visitation to begin at 11:00 am. Burial will follow the services at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please  visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in her life story and to leave thoughts and memories for her family. Arrangements under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 5, 2004 - Clayton W. “Mickey” Hambruch, 80, of Ft. Myers died October 3, 2004 after a battle with cancer. A U.S. Army and Navy veteran, he is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jo, 5 children: Lesley (Scott) Robertson, Steven (Jana) Hambruch, Robin (Jacques) Morin, Linda (Joseph) Topolski, Leslie Hambruch, 8 grandchildren: Kyle Robertson, Zachary Robertson, Alexandra Hambruch, Nicholas Hambruch, Michelle (Matthew) Morin-Panik, Joseph (Kathleen) Topolski, Kevin Topolski, Madeline Blankenship, and 2 great-grandchildren: Alexis and Gwendolyn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would prefer memorial contributions to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
    Roy E. Hamby , age 53, of LaBelle died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Hope Hospice of Lehigh Acres, FL. Roy was born August 16, 1958 in Salisbury, MD. He is the son of the late Billie and the late Francis (Albritton) Hamby.  He was employed as an auto mechanic for several years.  He is survived by brothers; Billy Joe Hamby, Walter Wolford, sister; Sandra Jane Hamby and many other family members and friends.  The graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, May 19 at Fort Denaud Cemetery, 1170 Cemetery Road, LaBelle, Florida. Visitation will be one hour before at the cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 14, 1997 - Archer R. Hamilton, age 63, of San Carlos Park, died Mar. 11, 1997. Originally from West Virginia, he had been a Fort Myers resident for seven years. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Faye; son, Archer, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mercy of Cape Coral; grand-daughter, Kimberly, sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Pete Castellano of Cleveland, Ohio; five nephews and six nieces. Memorial service will be held at Lehigh Acres, New Life Assembly of God, on Saturday, March 15, 1997, at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Assembly of God.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 28 2004 - Earl 'Bro' Hamilton was born on April 3, 1943 in Ft. Myers, FL as the second of three sons born to Mr. & Mrs. Earl and Julia Mae Hamilton. He was suddenly taken away on August 20, 2004. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Hamilton; Mother, Julia Mae Hamilton, and brother, Rufus James Hamilton. He is survived by his older brother, Alexander (Celia) Hamilton, his loving wife of 44 years, Jacqueline Louise Hamilton, and their 6 children: Sharon Louise Hamiton, Margaret Louise Hamilton, Mabel Beatrice Hamilton, Earl (Valerie) Hamilton, Jr., Tyron (Theresa) Hamilton, and Catina (Henrik) Hamilton-Romer. Also missing him are 16 grandchildren: Antonia Hernandez (Jeff Burlison), Antonio Hernandez, Dontavious Hernandez, Quayshawn Hamilton, Jo'Shawn Hamilton, Shar'quez Hamilton, Shainiee Knight, Jaharia Clemmons, Shawntavious Dawson, Dawayne Jackson, Brandon Wiggins, Dion Wiggins, Tavarsha Hamilton, Tyler Hamilton, Tyrone Hamilton, Jr., Natillia Romer, Jordan Romer, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will also be missed by his good friends Zep Upshaw and Walt Thorton. Earl was a loyal employee of Bayside Drywall and Plastering, Inc., for over 18 years, teaching others the art of stucco. He was a great friend and a teacher to many. Viewing on Friday, August 27th at Hickson Funeral Home at 6:00 PM. Funeral on Saturday, August 28th at 11:00 AM at Jerusalem Church, 2250 Palm Ave., in Ft. Myers.

  Fort Myers News Press, June 17, 2013 - Eugene Hamilton (Captain Gene) was 90 years old when he passed away Saturday, June 1st 2013. He was born and raised in Key West, Florida on May 4th 1923 to an old Florida family. At the age 70 he was working at Semmer Electric and finally retired at the age of 83.Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 70 years Sylvia McCormick Hamilton, his three children Ronald Hamilton, (Linda) , Sandra Cronin, Richard Hamilton, his grandchildren Thomas Cronin, Martine Cronin, Leigh Hamilton, Kelly D'Acunto, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at The Church of Resurrection Saturday, June 22nd at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908
     Fort Myers News-Press, December 27, 1966 - Eugene J. Hamilton, Sr., 83, a resident of Iona, died Sunday night.  Survivors include daughters, Mrs Mary N. Gomez, Naples; Mrs. Irene Key, Key West; sons, Joseph Hamilton, Taviner, Roy Hamilton and Eugene M. Hamilton; sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Ft. Myers, 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral service will be held Wed. at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cath. Ch.  Interment will be in Ft. Myers Cem.  Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  Fort Myers News-Press July 28, 2009 - Grace Harkness (Wright) Hamilton passed away peacefully on July 24, 2009 at the Care Center at HealthPark following a lengthy illness.Grace was born on October 17, 1921 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was the younger of two daughters born to Colonel William Gordon Wright and Juanita Maude Wright (nee Bellingham). Her older sister, Dora Pattle Flynn, predeceased her. Grace was educated at Mademoiselle Auffret's and the Trafalgar School for Girls in Montreal. Grace graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1944.Grace was married to the late Robert Penrose Hamilton of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Grace first moved to Fort Myers in 1954 and became a resident of Labelle in 1996.She is survived by her six children: Gordon Hamilton (Carol-Lynn), Juanita Karsh (Jacob), Sandra McKenzie (James), Robert Hamilton (Carolyn), Theresa Proverbs (Ian) and Carla McMaster (Keith), 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.There will be a Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. Interment will follow at a later date at the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Canada. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Trafalgar School for Girls, 3495 Simpson Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 2J7.
    Larry Taylor Funeral And Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL - Laura Virginia (Gandy) Hamilton, 86, of Punta Gorda went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2010. She was the daughter of John and Inez Gandy, born April 7, 1923 in Coolidge, GA. Virginia grew up in Punta Gorda and graduated from Charlotte High in 1941. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Charlotte Harbor. Virginia worked for Peace River Elementary for 30 years before retiring. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Gerald Hamilton and Bruce Hamilton; grandsons, Jarrett, Michael and Preston Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Jaleigh Hamilton all of Punta Gorda; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Montiville Hamilton and daughter, Laura Faye. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services with a service in celebration of Virginia life to follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Indian Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Charlotte Harbor. 

Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2003 - Mary E. Hamilton, 84, of Chokoloskee died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003 at her residence. Born in Chokoloskee, the daughter of the late William F. and Fannie Noble Brown, she helped her husband in the operation of the Chokoloskee Island Park and the Ernest Hamilton Stone Crab Company. She was a lifelong member of the Chokoloskee Church of God. She is survived by her four daughters, Phyllis (Jiggs) Brown, Mary Nell (Norman) Tabor, Trudy (Billy) Raffield, and Crystal (Billy) Potter, all of Chokoloskee

      Fort Myers News-Press, October 9, 2013 - Sylvia (McCormick) Hamilton born August 12th, 1927 was 86 years old when she passed away September 25th, 2013. She was born in Alva, Florida to James Luther and Gussie May McCormick. Sylvia will be reuniting with her husband of 70 years, Eugene Hamilton (deceased on June 1st, 2013.). She retired from Bank of America after many years of service.Sylvia is survived by her daughter Sandra Cronin, son's Ronald Hamilton (Linda) and Richard Hamilton. Four grandchildren Thomas Cronin Jr, Martine Cronin, Arleigh Hamilton and Kelly D'Acunto (Andrew) and four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.Memorial services will be held at the Church of Resurrection Saturday, October the 12th at 11am. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hope Hospice at Lee Memorial Hospital.

      Fort Myers News-Press, March 22, 2013 - Claude W. Hamlet, Jr. passed away March 14, 2013 following a short illness.He was predeceased in death by his parents. Claude and Beatrice Hamlet. He is survived by his wife and best friend Margie Keene Hamlet and cousin, Janice Webb (Joe) of West Palm Beach.Claude graduated from Fort Myers High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed with his unit The Big Red I, Germany and Korea where he served five years before his discharge.He came home and went into business with his father in the commercial printing Co., one of the oldest in Fort Myers. They sold the business in 1985. After a short period of time he went to work part-time with Super America and Shell Oil Co., retiring after 10 years.He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and gardening. His two Yorkies, Jason and Milo went with him everywhere. At his request, there will not be a funeral and internment will be private.It was also requested that all his friends and family enjoy each day of their life to the fullest. Also, be very thankful for living in the greatest country in the world. Thank God every day. He felt very honored to be able to serve his country and be a part of the American Legion Post 38 for more than 50 years as well as the 40/8 group for 45 plus years.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2014 - Margie Keene Hamlet, May 21, 1936 - April 4, 2014. Marge was a life long resident of Lee County. She graduated from Ft. Myers High School May 1954. Marge spent her adult life as an Insurance agent at Ft. Myers Insurance Agency and then USF&G before retiring. She then worked for Winn Dixie. Marge loved being around people and had such a friendly personality and a bright beautiful smile. She was loved dearly by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 1944 - Mrs. Katie Belle Hamock, 55 years old, died at her home on Canal Street yesterday morning after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Johhn H. Hamock; two daughters, Mrs. James Johnson and Mrs. L. V. Harris; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Leight of Tampa, Mrs. Eva Ennis of Jacksonville Beach, and Mrs. Elmer Koon of Lake City; one brother, Jim Rohden of Lake City, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at the graveside in the Bonita Springs Cemetery with the Rev. J. J. Musselwhite officiating. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
    Flora M. Burchard Hampton, age 91, passed away April 18, 2002 at LaBelle. She was born May 26, 1910 at LaBelle to Melville Emory Forrey and Corine Poole Forrey. Flora was as lifelong resident of LaBelle. She was a member of the Sugarland Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the LaBelle Women's Club, the LaBelle Heritage Museum and the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. Flora was a longtime owner/operator of Flora & Ella's Restaurant in LaBelle with her later sister. Survivors include her daughters: Shirley Twitty (Fancis) of Orlando and Geraldine Nobles (L.J. Jr.) of LaBelle, sisters: Ida Kirby (Henry) and Mary Dyess both of LaBelle, seven grandchildren and step-daughter, Vivian Ottiger of Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her son, George Forrey 'Bunky' Burchard, Jr. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 2002, 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle with Reverend Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Senior Connections, P.O. Box 2400, LaBelle, Florida 33975 or Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 1, 2006 - Grace M. Hampton, age 82, of LaBelle, passed away Dec. 30, 2005. She was born August 31, 1923. Grace was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and retired from the Hendry County School Board. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaBelle. Survivors include her children; Jerry Hampton, Bob Hampton, Carrie Lockmiller and Dan Hampton all of LaBelle; grandchildren, Craig Hampton, Kevin Hampton, Ashley Hampton and Josh Lockmiller and great-grandchildren; Jered Hampton and Jenna Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Hampton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2006, 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 2012 - Michael "Eli" Hampton, 23, of Ft Myers, FL, went to rest with the Lord on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. He is survived by his parents Michael Hampton [Mindy (Knight)] and Linda (Payne) [Brian] Ward; brothers Austin (Ward), Josh (Ward), Bobby Potter; sisters Jennifer (Greenwell-Thompkins) Nicole (Gillig), Natalie (Vasta), Jordan (Cullen) and Paige (Potter); grandmother Connie (Fairfield) Knight; aunts and uncles Lona (Hampton) & Tim Weinert, of St Paris, OH, Steve Hampton, and Jay & Sheila Chapa; cousins Stevie Hampton, Scotty Hampton, and Danny Weinert. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer & Eilieen (Lantis) Hampton, Marion & Wilma Payne; grandfather Jim Knight, brother Jason Ward and his precious pooch Indica, may they walk with the Lord together eternally. Locally known as DSFB (Down South Florida Boy), Eli had a passion for poetry, rhyming, and spittin beats. His words will be forever in our hearts. As a high-school graduate, he was working towards a future career in barbering and cosmetology. A celebrational remembrance will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services 1600 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers, FL 33907 from 6-9 PM, which will include a spiritual service at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Eli Hampton may be made to: SWFAS (Southwest Florida Addiction Services) 3763 Evans Ave. Ft Myers, FL 33907
    Fort Myers News Press, October 4, 2000 - Georgia Beatrice Hand, age 86, of LaBelle, died October 2, 2000 at Ft. Myers. She was born April 21, 1914 at LaBelle to Cleveland Hicks and Julia Dees Hicks. She was a lifelong resident of LaBelle. Survivors include her daughters; Beatrice Ford (Ernie), Ann Williams, and Judi Guy, all of LaBelle; stepson, Butch Kellogg of North Carolina; grandchildren, Billy Ford, Joan Music, Regina Singer, Cathy Perry, Jimmy Williams, and Aaron Guy, all of LaBelle, Amy Nipper of Harriman, TN; great grandchildren, Brian Collins of Snellville, GA, Natasha Herrera of Leavenworth, KS, Traci Williams of Port Charlotte, Jacquelyn Nipper of Harriman, TN, Teresa Peacock, Amanda Halstein and Loren Music all of Bonifay, FL, Casey Collins, Teresa Renfroe, Jimi Dale Williams and Tristan Lee Anthony Williams, all of LaBelle; great great grandchildren, Courtney Renfroe, LaBelle, Briana and Brendan Herrera of Leavenworth, KS, Nikki, Cody and Michael Peacock, Crystal and Stetson Music, Angel Peacock, Hayley, Branden, Jacob and Anthony Music, all of Bonifay, FL and three great greats "on the way". She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleve and Julia Hicks, son, Jackie Cockram and a grandson Ernie!  Ford Jr.Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 5, 2000 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery with Rev. Philip Williams and Rev. Vep Hudson officiating.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 1983 - LaBelle - Homer Guy Hand, 74, of 1128 Mohawk St., died Tuesday. He was a native and life long resident of LaBelle.He is survived by his wife, Freida Miller Hand, of LaBelle; three daughters, Mona Rader, Margie Martin and Cindy Blount, all of Clewiston, FL; two brothers, Gardner Hand of Riverview, FL, Gordon Hand of Cohoes, NY; three sisters, Myrtle Sorcinelli of Lehigh Acres, Cleo Eubank of Fort Myers, and Emma Jennings Tillis of LaBelle and 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Meze Johnson and Elder John Townsend officiating. Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery.

        Ralph Hand

   Margie (Acuff) Handley, age 88, of Lehigh Acres, passed away July 22, 2012 in. She was born in Corkscrew on December 10, 1923 to the late Rupert and the late Florence Whidden Acuff. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Handley and son Bobby Handley. Surviving are her daughter, Marie Pollock of Lehigh, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great -great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 10 am Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Alva Cemetery with Rev. Earl Daniels officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to services at the cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -Fort Myers
    Shirley Walker Handley, age 62, of Corkscrew, passed away September 13, 2010 in Lehigh Acres, FL. She was born Apr. 23, 1948 in Fort Myers, the daughter of the late Chester and the late Annie Mae (Peters) Walker. Survivors include her husband: John C. Handley, son John H Handley , daughters Becky Wilson(Jack) and Shelia Handley;  brother Novell Walker and sister Lois Fussell ;Grandchildren, Kyle Wilson, Russell Tuck, Phillip Tuck, Haley Hough, John Loran Handley, Karley Hough, Leland Wilson and Morgan Wilson; Great Grandchild; Eli Wilson . Services will be held Fri. September 17, 2010 at 10:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with Rev Earl Daniels officiating.Visitation will be Thursday from 06:00-08:00pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. 
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 16-20, 2011 - William George Handlowich, 87, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at his home with his family beside him. He was born on October 29, 1923 in Meriden, CT to William Logan and Ruth Handlowich. Bill was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Force for 18 years. He has been a resident of Cape Coral for 21 years moving from Guilford, CT where he worked for the Town for 35 years and was a Volunteer Fire Fighter for 45 years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, birding, and loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Bill was a Life Member of the V.F.W., Past Commander of Harney Point V.F.W. Post 8463, Cape Coral and also served as the Honor Guard Captain. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Emma DeConte Handlowich; children, Carolyn (Jeff) Smith of Orange, CT, William W. Handlowich of West Haven, CT, Jeanne DeConte of Cape Coral, Toney (Debbie) DeConte of Cape Coral, Lucille (Wayne) Sharp of Guilford, CT; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great- great grandson. Bill is predeceased by his brother, Logan Handlowich, son, David DeConte, grandson, Wayne Sharp, Jr. The family suggests memorial donations be made to V.F.W. Post 8463. 4709 SE 11th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904.  Services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 21st at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island, Cape Coral, FL with Military Honors provided by the V.F.W Post 8463. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave online thoughts and memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 5, 2012 - Paul Winston Hankla 84, of Lehigh Acres passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012. Formerly of Newport, KY he has been a resident of Lehigh Acres for 26 years. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Cox and her husband Kevin; 3 grandchildren Casey Cox, Rabecca Bennett, and Oliver Cox. Also 2 great-grandchildren River and Sage Bennett. Paul passed away surrounded by his family and the Angels of Hope Hospice Lehigh Acres. Paul will always be missed. The family will receive friends on Monday Oct. 8th from 11AM to 1PM at the Hodges-Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres. Funeral Service will follow at 1PM. Entombment will take place at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News Press, April 19, 2007 - Ruby J. Hanks, 75, of Ft. Myers passed away Wednesday. A resident for the past 12 years, formerly of Pensacola, Fl. she was a member of the Church Of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary S. Keller. Ruby is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Rev. Mervin Hanks, son, Kenneth (Carolyn) Hanks, daughters, Janet (Larry) Wharton, and Pat (Frank) Pooser, son-in-law, Adam Keller, eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services 1:30 PM Friday April 20, 2007 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. Entombment to follow at Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home and Friday 1/2 hour prior to service time. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 28, 2011 - Vincent (Vinny) Hanley left his beloved family and friends to enter eternity on Thursday, August 25, 2011. He is survived his parents Dick and Paula Hanley; brother, Brian Hanley and sister, Mindy Hanley as well as many other extended family and friends. A visitation will be held 7-9 pm, Monday, August 29, 2011 at First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Rd., Ft. Myers, FL. Funeral service will be held 1 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at First Assembly of God. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Ft. Myers, FL, (239) 694-4121. To send condolences or to share a memory, please visit www. andersonpatterson.com
    Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Fot Myers, FL - Michael A. Hannafius, age 78, passed away October 27, 2013. A visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 S.R. 82 Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Saturday, November 2nd 10:00AM - 10:30PM. Funeral service will follow at 10:30AM as well as burial at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Info 239-334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 3, 2012 - Joseph Michael Hannon Sr., 89, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012. He served in the US Army and retired from the NYPD in 1975. He is predeceased by his son Jerry (1985) and brother Mickey (2010).  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marilyn Hannon; children, Joseph, Jr. (Lorraine), Marilyn (Frank), James (Cynthia), Kenneth (Connie), Debi (Joe), Michael (Ruth), Janine (Bob); 18 Grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; brother, Gerard; sister, Mildred; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 Ft. Myers, Florida 33913 on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 3-5 and 7-9PM. A mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral, Florida on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hope Hospice 2430 Diplomat Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

      Fort Myers News-Press, October 14, 2011 - Albert Ernest Hansen, 76, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away October 12, 2011 with his loving family by his side. He was born January 12, 1935 in Fort Myers Florida the son of Albert and Louise (Goldie) Hansen. A native of Fort Myers, Ernest was the third generation owner of Hansen Marine Ways on the Orange River He loved his community and was actively involved in many organizations during his lifetime. He was a charter member of the East Fort Myers Rotary Club and an Elder at Alva Baptist Church. He also proudly served his county in the United States Army National Guard. Ernest leaves behind a legacy of love and family including his beloved wife of 56 years, Frances Hansen, 2 children, Jennie (Bill) Hoke and Chris (Teri) Hansen, brother, Thomas (Betty) Hansen Sr., 4 grandchildren, Jonathan (Stephanie) Hoke, Jenell (Keith) Spano, David (Emma) Hoke, and Anna Marie Hansen, 4 great grandchildren, Guy Hoke, Aubree Hoke, Walker Hoke, and Keigen Spano, and many nieces and nephews. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, sister Christine Daeger and his brother Edward Hansen, Sr The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. with a memorial service beginning promptly at 2:00 PM at Crossroads Baptist Church, 10721 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either Hope Hospice Fort Myers or First Baptist Church of Alva.Funeral arrangements are being handled under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.
    Fort Myers News Press, July 10, 2004 - Irene Juell Hansen, age 84, of LaBelle, passed away July 8, 2004 in LaBelle. She was born January 20, 1920 in Liberty Co., Georgia to Hardy Padgett Tillman and Julia Moody Tillman. Irene was a resident of LaBelle for the past 67 years. She was owner/operator of Hansen's Dry Goods in LaBelle and later worked as a cashier at the LaBelle Elementary cafeteria. Irene was also a member of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. Survivors include her sons: Bobby Hansen, Bo Hansen and David Hansen, all of LaBelle, daughters; Catherine Dixon of N. Ft. Myers, Judy Farabee of Venus, Betti Jones of LaBelle and Shirley Maurer of Barbeton, OH, brother; Jerry Tillman of CA, sister, Thelma Smith of Spring Hill, sixteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman and granddaughter, Sheryl Farabee. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 11, 2004, 3:00 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Interment will follow at the Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation is TONIGHT from 7-9 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 25 Homestead Rd., Unite 33, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, FL.

Fort Myers News Press, July 18, 1999 - Lars Richard Hansen, 67, of Fort Myers, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at his home. Mr. Hansen was born October 5, 1931, in Fayetteville, TN, and had been a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. He retired from the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, and also retired from Florida Dept. of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Fleet Reserve Association, and the Police Benevolent Association. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth R. of Fort Myers and Eric Steven of San Diego, CA; one daughter, Kristen M. Hansen of Chicago, IL; one brother, Eric Hansen of Deland, FL; and one grandchild. Funeral service will be conducted TODAY at 2:00 p.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, with Dr. Norman Hutchinson of Buckingham Presbyterian Church officiating. Family will receive friends TODAY from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 14, 2010 - William Carl "Bill" Hansen, Jr., age 77, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday January 12th, 2010. A native Floridian, he was born in Fort Myers on October 29th, 1932 and was son to the late Bill and Mildred Hansen. Bill shared 52 wonderful years of marriage with his wife Betty Hansen.Bill was a proud veteran of the United States Army, retiring after service in Korea. In his early years he worked for REA Express and operated Yocam and Diamond Batteries. Lee County Utilities was where he eventually retired after several years. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by daughter, Carol (Marty) Neubert of Fort Myers; brother, Wesley (Deanna) Hansen of Labelle; grandchildren, Jarrod and Chandler Neubert of Fort Myers; and many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.A memorial service will be held 3PM Saturday January 16th, 2010 at Grace United Methodist Church, 14036 Matanzas Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33905. Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Caloosa Belle, July 6, 2010 - Robert D. "Bob" Hanshaw, 75, of LaBelle, entered into eternal rest on July 1, 2010. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., a son of Clarence and Hettie (Scragg) Hanshaw. Bob and his family moved to LaBelle in 1966 to make his mark on the world. Bob was a lifetime agriculture business owner, a decorated Army Veteran serving in the Korean War, a member of The FL Watermelon Association, The American Legion Post #130 and served as a commander for the V.F.W. Post #10100. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 57 years, Lyda (Nelson) Hanshaw; son, Bruce of Labelle; daughter, Robin and husband Walker Shoults of Felda; grandchildren, Daren, Kristin, Lacie, and Kiffanie; great-grandchildren, Bruce, Randy, and Hayden; brothers, Harry, Eddie, and Wayne Hanshaw; and sisters, Gertrude George, Barbara Patton, Sue White, and Shirley Escue. A Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 22, 1010, in Labelle. Details will be published at a later date. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be send to Disabled Veterans, c/o American Legion Post 130, 669 West Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935. Friends may sign the guest book for the family at www.dignifiedcremations.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 20, 2011 - Charlene M. Hanson, 85, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011. She was born on January 12, 1926 in Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Clara Gundlach, brothers Charles, Fritz and Bill. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Orin, daughters Arlene and Susan, son-in-law Michael, brother Wayne and sister Alsace, grandchildren Lynn, Mike, Jeff, Tim , Jim, Dave and great-grandchildren Brad, Aimee, Brian, Christopher, Kyle, Jessica, DJ and Jake. She retired after 25 years as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Board at the Quaker Oats Company in Chicago, IL. She was active until recently in the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Elks. A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 1. Interment will be private at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations for Hope Hospice Fort Myers, FL will be appreciated.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 5, 1961 - Mrs. W. Stanley (Clara) Hanson, Sr., prominent in many women's activities here for nearly half a century, died last night at the age of 74. Mrs. Hanson, the former Clara Petzold of Tarpon Springs, was a native of Southport, N. Y. and was married to the late W. Stanley Hanson Sr. of Fort Myers in 1912. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the PEO, the League of Women Voters, the Lee County Democratic Women's Club and the Needlework Guild and a past president of the Fort Myers branch of the Federation of Women's Clubs. During World War II she was in charge of the Red Cross distribution room. Surviving are a son, W. Stanley Hanson Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Marian McGee of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Morgan of Chicago, six grandchildren and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Father Arthur Smith officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 19, 2004 - Ernestine Ruth Johnson Hanson, 80, of Onalaska, Texas, formerly of Fort Myers, died Saturday, October 16, 2004 in Onalaska, TX. She was born to Hub and Evelyn Johnson on March 30, 1924 in Fort Myers, FL. She spent the last three years in TX but most of her life was in Fort Myers, FL. She is survived by her loving family; son, Sam Weese of Onalaska, TX; daughters, Margaret Tomlinson, of North Ft. Myers, Myrtle Osteen of Live Oak, FL, and Marie Vern of Fort Myers, FL; brothers, Edgar Johnson of Nocatee, FL, Paul Johnson of Bokeelia, FL and Henry Johnson of AK; sisters, Ruby Winkslick of Sarasota, FL, Sally McLucas and Geneva Blunt both of Arcadia, FL; 16 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. Graveside Service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at the Alva Cemetery, Alva, FL with Rev. Rea Means officiating. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 30, 1934 - Mrs. Julia Allen Hanson, 94-year-old pioneer clubwoman and widow of the late Dr. William Hanson, died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home on Monroe street in the presence of her entire family who had gathered with her for a solemn observance of Thanksgiving, knowing it would be her last. Mrs. Hanson had been confined at home for the last year but celebrated her 91st birthday Nov. 7 and had retained a keen interest in civic and national affairs up until the end. Known as the "Most Beloved Woman in Florida" and the "Mother of all Woman's clubs," Mrs. Hanson was the first active clubwoman in Fort Myers and over the period of 50 years has been identified with practically every forward looking movement in South Florida. She was one of the founders of the Fort Myers Woman's club in 1885 and was president of that organization for 29 years. Mrs. Hanson is survived by two sons, W. Stanley Hanson, well known for his activities with the Seminole Indians, and Bernard Hanson, at present visiting in Fort Myers. She is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at St. Luke's episcopal church with Rev. F. A. Shore officiating. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements. The active pallbearers selected from pioneers associated with the Hanson family, will be Martin Shultz, N. G. Stout, Vernon Widerquist, B. C. Foxworthy, Ben P. King and David Richards. Honorary pallbearers will be H. A. Henderson, jr, Frank H. Tippins, I. M. Stroup, W. P. Henley, Sampson English, Edgar J. Blount, John M. Boring, William Jeffcott, Henry Colquitt, Carl F. Roberts, Capt. M. Johnson, A. H. Andrews, M. Gonzalez, T. J. Evans, Frank P. Bailey, George E. Hosmer, Peter O. Knight, Harry Hendry and Capt. J. F. Menge. Mrs. Hanson was born in London, Eng., Nov. 7, 1843 and came to the United States in 1880 after her marriage to Dr. Wm. Hanson, a noted physician. Her father was a well known architect and designed the classic approaches to the famous London bridge. Her brother, Dr. Alfred H. Allen, was one of the most famous chemists and doctors in England and published many authoritative papers. Those who have always known Mrs. Hanson as a beloved, silver-haired woman with a keen twinkle in her young eyes, may not know that she was described in English publications as one of the most beatiful titian haired girls in all England. She was painted by Byrne Jones and Sir John Millais. She was a society favorite of that time and an intimate acquaintance of such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington, Charles Dickens, Lord Tennyson, Arthur Trollope, Prince Arthur, the Duke of Devenshire and Florence Nightingale. But it is the part that Mrs. Hanson played in the development of South Florida for which she was best known. The "Woman's Who's Who of America" (1914-15) devoted several paragraphs to reporting her many activities. Besides being well known as a writer, artist and speaker, Mrs. hanson played the role of "mother" to everybody and everything in Fort Myers and her refined influence was of great importance in the formative stages of the pioneer community. Her first activity after coming to Fort Myers from Key West with Dr. Hanson in 1884 was to start working to establish a church in Fort Myers. To this end she fostered to Episcopal woman's organizations which raised the funds to build the first church a few years later. But her enthusiasm and ability extended to oother fields and she was identified with the organization of the first W. C. T. U., the Woman's club, the Friday Musicale, the Palmetto society, the first reading association which led up to a public library, the Cemetery Improvement association, the first Lee Memorial Hospital association, the first Sunday school, and the first Federation of Woman's clubs. She also founded the first Needlework guild and for many years was chairman of the Seminole Welfare committee of the Florida federation of clubs. She was a deputy commissioner of the Florida game and fish department and was recognized by the U. S. Audubon society as a writer and artist on the subject of bird life in florida. She was instrumental in passage of many laws for the protection of bird life and care of the Seminoles. During the past few years, Mrs. Hanson retired from active participation in many of the organizations which she helped to found. But she retained her interest in politics to the last. On her birthday last year, when asked for her opinion of President roosevelt, she replied: "The right man in the right place at the right time." With mrs. Hanson confined to her home, dozens of friends made it a practice to visit her and discuss any important step of any organization in which she was previously a leader. She never lost interest in the trend of the times and her mind was clear and bright until the last few days of her life. She had wanted to live to be 91 and did so. Then she wanted to live until her son, w. Stanley's birthday, which was on Wednesday of this week. Finally, however, she summoned her immediate family, told them all goodbye and died peacefully after an active and "beautiful life".
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 4, 2004 - Mary Ellen Gonzalez Hanson, 82, a Fort Myers native, passed away Friday night, 30 April 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents Frederic Haskew Gonzalez and Ellen Armstrong Gonzalez, as well as her daughter, Donna Hanson Gillespie. Mary was born in Arcadia, FL, on 22 September 1921. She was a great-granddaughter of Capt. Manuel A. Gonzalez a naturalized Spanish mariner and the patriarch of a small family group that were the first settlers of the abandoned military fort that is known as Fort Myers. Mary attended Fort Myers High School and graduated with the class of 1939 and from the Fort Myers Business College. Mary is survived by her husband, W. Stanley Hanson, Jr.; her son Woodward 'Woody' Hanson; daughter-in-law, Kathy Hanson; seven grandsons, William, Zachary, Griffin, Ethan and Dylan Hanson, all of Fort Myers, FL; Robert and Charles Gillespie of Charlotte, NC; one granddaughter, Kristen Gillespie-Rivers of Hilton Head, SC; and one great-grandson, Ian Rivers. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. William R. Smith, D. Min., on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 2:00 PM, Fort Myers Cemetery, Michigan Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Donna Hanson Gillespie Scholarship Fund, Attn: Beth Saul, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274.

Fort Myers News-Press October 11, 1998 -  Richard H. (Dick) Hanson, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 9, 1998, after a brave and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was a 57-year resident of Fort Myers, moving here in 1941 from Pittsburgh, Penn., where he was born on September 19, 1925. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1943 and later that year married his wife of 54 years, Velma Towler. He was self-employed as an investor in real estate. He had been a member of Pilgrim's United Church of Christ for ten years.He is survived by his wife, Velma; three sons, Larry, Gary (Debbie) of Fort Myers, and Dean of Orlando; four grandchildren, Shelley Hanson Ural and Stephen Hanson of Houston, Tex., and Shannon and Amber Hanson of Fort Myers; four great-grandchildren; and his mother, Leona E. Hanson of Fort Myers. He was predeceased by his father, Harold A. Hanson in 1974.A memorial service will be held at Pilgrim's Church, 13500 Freshman Lane (off Daniel's Parkway) on Monday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, all contributions be made to the ALS Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364-2206.

      Fort Myers News-Press, December 31, 2010 - Velma Lee Towler Hanson, 83, quietly and peacefully slipped away on Friday afternoon, Dec. 17, with her family at her side at the Hope Hospice house at Health Park. Velma, the youngest of five children, was born in Alton, Fl. on August 16, 1927. She is the daughter of James Nathan and Lavada Pearl Towler (nee Mercer). At the time of her birth she was the fourth generation to be born in Hamilton County, Florida where her family had settled in the 1830's having come from the Waycross, Georgia area. She was able to trace her genealogy to the eastern shore of North Carolina from the mid 1700's and was always quite proud of being a Florida native and a Lee Countian. She moved to Ft. Myers with her widowed Mother and siblings in 1928. During the days of World War II she did her part by working at the air field in Buckingham where young military aged men were being trained for air combat. She worked at the Blue Goose Restaurant downtown in the mid and late 1940's and put in a few years in the early 1950's in the ladies dept. at Sears & Roebuck before staying home and raising three sons. In December 1943 she married Richard H. Hanson and they shared almost 55 years of marriage until his death in Oct. 1998. They had a summer home in Western North Carolina for over 30 years and in their retirement years they enjoyed traveling to many foreign countries. In her time as a homemaker she excelled at being an excellent cook, home decorating and loved playing cards, bowling and square dancing. She was a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County and one of the founding members of the Church of the Cross. In 1960 she and her husband were partners in an investment group that bought the old First National Bank at the corner of Hendry and First St She is survived by her sons Larry (Bill), Gary (Debbie) of Ft. Myers and Dean (Rob) of Tampa. She leaves three granddaughters Shelley Hanson Ural (Ken), Shannon Greco (Michael), Amber Truax (Dr. Billy), one grandson Stephen Hanson and seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and four siblings. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, Jan. 3" at 11:00AM At the Church of the Cross at 13500 Freshman Lane and the corner of Daniels Pkwy. Visitation with the family and reception to follow immediately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers 33919 or Hope Hospice House of Ft. Myers at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers 33908
    Fort Myers News-Press November 30, 1934 - It was with profound surprise and sorrow that the community learned of the death of Dr. William Hanson, which occurred last night at his home on Johnson Street. He was stricken suddenly at 8:30 o'clock while at his desk and passed away almost immediately. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Luke's Church and the body was laid away in the Fort Myers cemetery.Dr. Hanson had not been well for several weeks but was not confined to his bed. Illness in the family, which brought forth from him the most devoted attention, had kept him close to home, but to all appearances he was in his customary health. Yesterday morning he took a short drive as a needed outing and seemed to enjoy it very much. Throughout the day he seemed much brighter and stronger than usual.The manner of Dr. Hanson's passing is so illustrative of the beautiful spirit of comradeship which existed between him and his wife that it is worthy of mention. During the day Mrs Hanson had written some verses with the purpose in view of inspiring the citizens of Fort Myers to take some immediate action toward establishing a hospital to meet local needs. As was their custom Dr. and Mrs Hanson were exchanging ideas on the subject manner and style of wording for the poem. When his heart began to fail he bowed his head silently. His heart beat stilled and his hand fell just as he finished the following lines: Bring your nickels, bring your dollars,Bring your bills and bring your checks.The end came painlessly, and her husband's long and useful career was closed almost before Mrs Hanson had time to realize the blow which had fallen upon her.Dr. Hanson was also actively about the duties of his profession up to within a few hours of his death. In the morning he assisted Dr. Brecht in performing a very delicate surgical operation.An Englishman by birth, Dr. Hanson was one of the most loyal Americans. He was born in Essex 69 years ago and was very carefully educated, both as a gentleman and as a physician. He held the degrees of Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 1870, and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 1870. He had a high standing as a physician and surgeon and was regarded as dean of his profession in Lee County.In his earlier years Dr. Hanson spent a great deal of time in travel. He was cosmopolitan in his views and tastes and possessed a mind so cultivated, broad and versatile that he could grasp instantly all subjects that were presented for his consideration.Dr. Hanson and his family came to Fort Myers in 1884 and have lived here ever since. He is survived by his widow and three sons, Bernard of Dallas, Tex., Newton and W. Stanley, the latter residents of Fort Myers.The funeral was largely attended, all the physicians and surgeons of the city being present in a body. It was under the direction of C.J. Roberts and the service was conducted by the Rev. A.M. Hildebrand. Beautiful floral offerings expressed to the sorrowing family the sympathies of their multitude of friends.

      Fort Myers News-Press, February 23, 2013 - On January 31, 1913, Willamena (Whitworth) Weaver Fell Hanson was born to (the late) Manuela Rubio and Will Whitworth. She passed away February 18, 2013. She had her 100th birthday January 31st and she lived in Ft. Myers since 1936. Willamena married Raymond Frank Weaver and their children are Iris Weaver Lawley Cromarty, Alma(Claud) Weaver Beck Calmes), (the late) James Frank(Marion) Weaver, Carl (Betty) Weaver & (the late) John Louis (Lina) Weaver. She had many grandchildren. She had three wonderful marriages (Raymond Frank Weaver, Lawrence Fell and Walter Hanson). We will all miss her. God Bless Her! Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 2:30 PM at New Hope Christian Church , N. Ft. Myers on Bayshore Rd., Rev. Tracy Hansen, Pastor.

  Fort Myers News-Press, October 7, 2005 - Woodward Stanley Hanson, Jr., 91, a Fort Myers native, passed away at his home on October 5, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents W. Stanley Hanson, Sr., and Clara Petzold Hanson; his sister, Marian Hanson McGee; his wife of 62 years, Mary Ellen (Gonzalez) Hanson, (FMHS 1939) whose great grandfather Capt. Manuel A. Gonzalez was one of the first settlers of Fort Myers; and by his daughter, Donna Hanson Gillespie. Stanley was born in Fort Myers, FL, on September 21, 1914 on Monroe Street. Stanley was an Eagle Scout of Troop 1, student pilot and attended Fort Myers High School where he graduated with the class of 1932. He served in the both the U.S. Army as an Air Cadet and in the U.S. Navy as Machinist Mate-1st Class. He owned Han-De Tire Co. and was appointed Lee County Tax Assessor in 1955 by Gov. LeRoy Collins. He was Worshipful Master of Masonic Tropical Lodge No. 56 Free and Accepted Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Life Member of the American Legion, The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, served on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army. Stanley was Pres. of the South West Florida Historical Society, Past Pres. of the Pioneer Club of Lee County and a key organizer of its annual Pioneer Picnic, a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, an MAI member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, and a member of the Fort Myers Board of Realtors. He was the grandson of Dr. William Hanson and Julia Allen Hanson. Dr. Hanson practiced medicine in Fort Myers from 1884 to 1911 and was Thomas Alva Edison's physician during his visits to his winter estate. Julia Hanson was known as the "Most Beloved Woman in Florida," and was one of the founders of the Fort Myers Woman's Club in 1885 and its president for 29 years. Stanley's father, W. Stanley Hanson, Sr., was best known for his work with the Seminole Indians by whom he was trusted implicitly. He was known as "the white medicine man" having joined the council of elders at the annual Green Corn Dance. From boyhood, he spoke and mastered their language. A prominent member of Florida West Coast Leaders, Hanson invited two Indian guides (Assumhatchee and Billy Cornpatchee) to assist the 22 member Tamiami Trail-Trail Blazers on their April 1923, 91 mile trek from Fort Myers through the Everglades to Miami, to prepare the way for the Tamiami Trail. Stanley's mother, Clara A. Hanson, of Tarpon Springs, FL, was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, League of Women's Voters and Lee County Democratic Women's Club. Stanley is survived by his son Woodward S."Woody" Hanson (FMHS 1972); seven grandsons, William (FMHS 2005), Zachary (FMHS 2004), Griffin, Ethan and Dylan Hanson, all of Fort Myers, FL; Robert C. and Charles Hanson Gillespie of Charlotte, N.C.; one granddaughter, Kris Ellenberg of Hilton Head, S.C., and one great-grandson Ian Rivers. Visitation will be Friday, October 7, 2005, 600-800 PM, and funeral services will be Saturday, October 8, 2005, 1100 AM, Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. Services will be conducted by Dr. Winford L. Hendrix of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Donna Hanson Gillespie Scholarship Fund, Attn: Beth Saul, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 14, 2004 - Carl Hanton, Jr., son of the founding editor of the Ft. Myers News-Press went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 11, 2004. He was born in Duluth, MN on May 18, 1930. He moved to Ft. Myers, FL as an infant where his family started the Ft. Myers News-Press. He was a lifelong professional newspaperman working as a bookbinder, craftsman, and foreman. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife Gloria of Naples, two sons, Carl Hanton, III of Ft. Myers, Daniel Hanton of Coleman, three daughters, Lynn V. Pearson of Bradenton, Sharon Ann Hanton, (deceased), Sandra Hanton Lovett of Bushnell, a granddaughter, Sherri Pearson Hibbitts of Bradenton, four step-daughters, Bonnie, Linda, Pamela and Lynn, a stepson, Richard and their spouses John, Jim, Andy, Danny and Misty, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren all of North Florida. Culleys Meadowood Funeral Home of 1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee is in charge of arrangements. A private family service will be held in Bradenton on Saturday, October 16th. Special thanks from the family to the Naples and Big Bend Hospice for all of their love, respect and care.
   Fort Myers News-Press, January 1, 2012 - Joan Hanyok, 78, of Tampa, FL, passed away December 8, 2011 surrounded by her loved ones. She was married for 56 years to her devoted husband, Francis who predeceased her in May of 2011. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Mary Catherine and Anton Ostmann. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Patrick Michael Irwin. Joan and her husband Francis retired to North Ft. Myers, Florida in 1995 where they lived for six years until they relocated to Ocean Pines, Maryland before eventually moving to Tampa, Florida to reside with their son and daughter-in-law Francis (Bubs) and Mary Hanyok. While in Ft. Myers, Joan and Francis attended the St. Andrew Catholic Church. Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known for her baking and her warm and loving nature. Surviving are two daughters Mary C. Lake, wife of Scot Lake, Barbara H. Irwin, wife of Robert Irwin and two sons, Francis (Bubs) Hanyok, husband of Mary Hanyok, and Michael (Bernie) Hanyok, husband of Diane Hanyok;. Other survivors include nine grandchildren: Kelly Tyler, and her husband, Travis; Stefanie Howell, and her husband, Louis; Brian Lake; Kevin Lake; Jessica Hanyok; Christopher Hanyok and his wife Cori; Erin Hanyok; Holly Irwin; and Timothy Irwin; and four great-grandchildren: Anthony Asmundo, Aiden Howell, Robby Howell and Rain Tyler. A memorial mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral, Florida at 12:00 on January 7, 2012 with interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery immediately following.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 23, 2012 - Dillard Ray Hardwick, 73, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012. He was born on November 25, 1938 in Columbia, Kentucky to Oscar and Bertha Neat Hardwick. Dillard is survived by his loving family including his wife of 53 years and 4 days, Phyllis Higginbotham Hardwick; son James Hardwick and his wife, Ginger, all of Cape Coral; sister, Flossie Grider of Russell Springs, Kentucky. He was predeceased by his brother, Nolan and sister, Edna. Visitation will be on Monday from 10am until the funeral services at 12 Noon at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 2, 2008 - Ben Harmon passed away, suddenly, October 2, 2008 in Port Townsend, WA. He and his wife, of 45 years, Elizabeth (Betty) have resided in Port Ludlow, Washington for the last six and a half years.Ben served his Country in the U.S. Navy, operating both Radio and Radar. Ben and Betty were raised in the Chicago Suburbs. After they were married, they moved to Southwest Florida, and lived there for more than thirty years. Betty was part of the Lee County School District, serving as a High School teacher and District Administrator. Ben was the Vice President of Michigan Homes, Inc., retiring in the 1980s, then working for good friends at the Tropical Hut Reality.They have two children, daughter Anne Elizabeth and son Matthew James, who died in 1984. Moving to the Pacific Northwest allowed Papa and Nana to be close to their two grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth and James Michael. Ben is also survived by his Brother, Daniel Patrick Harmon and son-in-Law, Zachary Ethan Grout. Faith, family and friends were the foundation of Ben's life; he will be greatly missed! Funeral Services will be held at 2pm Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Chapel of Memorial Gardens. He will be inurned near his Son Matthew, in Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Florida. Contributions to the American Heart Association or the Charity of your choosing is a way to remember Ben, if you wish.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 21, 2007 -  George Edwin Harmon died Thursday, June 14, 2007 at Hope Hospice House, Cape Coral, FL with his wife Nora at his side. George was born in New Brunswick, NJ, son of the late George L. and Julia Papp Harmon.Along with his wife Nora he is survived by his children, daughter Kathy (Richard) Godesky of Estero, FL and son Glenn (Jenny) Harmon, grandchildren; Katie Marie and Patrick Michael Harmon of Imperial, PA, brother Arthur (Phyllis) Harmon of Metuchen, NJ and several nephews and nieces. George was predeceased by his brother Thomas Harmon and his former wife Emma B. Harmon.He was educated in New Brunswick, NJ schools. He also attended Rutgers University and Newark Engineering College in New Jersey. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Entering the service in January 1943. He holds the European theater of operations ribbons with five battle stars for campaigns in North Africa; Sicily, Italy; Southern France; France and Germany. He was discharged on October 28, 1945. George was a Charter Member of the N. Fort Myers Elks, No. 2742. A member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Harrisburg, PA, Lafayette Masonic Lodge of Perth Amboy, NJ.George retired from the U.S. Government, Dept. of the Army in 1978. He was a Liaison Officer for his Command at Chambersburg, PA stationed at Fort Monmouth, NJ. George and Nora relocated to "Pine Ridge Condo" on August 8, 1988 and have enjoyed the friendly life of this community.George was under the loving professional care of Hope Hospice since January 2007. Both of the home care and the care at Hope Hospice House were outstanding. All associated with this organization should be commended for excellent. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second St., Fort Myers, FL on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 2 PM. Interment to follow at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Love at 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL.
    Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, FL - Judith (Judy) L. Harmon was an avid photographer and business woman. Her passion for photography led her to find the love of her life, husband Richard A. Harmon. One of her best stories was telling how, while in attendance at Ohio University, she met Richard in the darkroom and decided to see what developed. Their union produced a marriage of 58 years, 3 children, 8 grandchildren and a long career in photography. Judy and Richard moved to Fort Myers in 1955 from Ohio and started one of the largest family owned photography chains in the country – Harmon Photo. She was always willing to share her knowledge and love for photography, teaching not only her children and customers but also students at local schools/colleges. She believed that photography was not just a hobby, but also a means of capturing memories. Judy not only loved photography but also had a passion for sports. She was the President of the Ft. Myers Pop-Warner in the '80s, and you could always find her cheering on the Miami Dolphins, her own Ohio U Bobcats, and of course she was front and center at any of her own children's games or events. On March 28, 2013, Judy left our world, but will never leave our hearts and memories. She is survived by her loving husband Richard, her children; Jim Harmon (Linda), Karen Prussey (Tom) and David Harmon (Julie) and grandchildren Robert (Stephanie), Laura, Daniel, Elizabeth, Mathew, Holley, Tommy and Joey. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 11:30am at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 under the direction of Father Robert Browning. For more information, please call (239)334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 19, 1963 - Funeral service for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Harn of LaBelle will be today at 10 a.m. at Fort Denaud cemetery with Rev. William Sitty officiating. Survivors in addition to parents are three brothers, John Harn Jr., Steve Allen Harn and Gil Daniel Harn; grandparents, Mrs. W. W. Harn and Mrs. May Howard of LaBelle. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 26, 2004 - Mary 'Mag' Harn, 81 of Lehigh Acres went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2004. She was born June 5, 1923 in Atlanta, GA to the late Herschel and Esther Kate (Strickland) Fletcher. Mary's family moved to Florida when she was 12 years old. In 1953 she moved to LaBelle from Fort Pierce, FL. She was employed by the Hendry County School Board as a cafeteria worker at the LaBelle Elementary School and retired after 18 years of service. Mary was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. In addition to parents she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene in 1997, and two sons: Donald and William. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Ray and Linda Harn, Lehigh Acres; six grandchildren: William Barfield, Dowling Park, FL; Teresa Harn, Lehigh Acres; Vernon (Bubba) Harn, LaBelle; Franklin Harn, Lehigh Acres; Darrin Harn, Brodhead, WI; and Wendy Grant, Green Cove Springs, FL; and 14 great grandchildren. Friends will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. TODAY at the Farley Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, (enter from Williams Avenue). Her funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Crossroads Baptist Church, Palm Beach Boulevard, Ft. Myers. Private interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 28, 1935 - Z. T. Harnish, 87-year-old father of Mrs. W. M. Harley, died early this morning after a lingering illness. Mr. Harnish had lived for the past 10 years at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley at the corner of Willard and Jackson streets. A native of Canoe Valley, Pa., Mr. Harnish is survived by two daughters, Mrs. harley of this city and Mrs. C. B. Moyer and three sons, John, Ralph and Ross. Funeral arrangements will be made by L. W. Engelhardt and Sons.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 11, 2009 - Mary Catherine Harp, 68, of Lehigh Acres died Monday March 9, 2009. Formerly of Severn, MD, she was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Council #6265. Mary is survived by her husband of 43 years, Roy, four children, Barbara Blankenship, Deborah Goralski, Donald (Elizabeth Buckmaster, Mark (Kimberly) Harp, six grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday March 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM at St. Raphael Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 - 8 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Farley Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd. Interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 5, 2008 - Anne Harper, beloved wife and mother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 3rd. At the time of her passing she was at home surrounded by her Family. Anne was born in Mansfield, Arkansas in December 1926 to Lloyd and Ora Presson. She graduated from Baylor University in 1947. She married Daniel R. Harper in 1948 and they moved to Fort Myers in 1951. Together they raised a loving family and contributed much to the local community for many years. Nan as her grandchildren would call her, had a heart big enough to love and care for everyone she would come in contact with.She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Daniel Harper, children Danah Cooper, Sharon Thompson (Brown), Shawn Harper (Becky), and grandchildren Cari Tyler (Tim), Christi Jackson (Jon), Evan Thompson, Daniel Harper and Shannon Harper.She is also survived by her two sisters, Ruth Neal and Amy Nelson.Anne was a long-time member of Cypress Lake Baptist Church. Friends may send flowers or a donation may be sent in her memory to the Cypress Lake Baptist Church Benevolent Fund.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 at Cypress Lake Baptist Church with burial services following at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 25, 2011 - James T. Harper, 84, passed away March 23, 2011. He was born June 4, 1926 in Chicago, IL to the late Edward and Lillian (Nemec) Harper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Edward, Lillian, Laverne, Daniel and Richard. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores; and a sister, Mary Harper of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Harper retired as Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner in Chicago, IL. He loved fishing and gardening. There will be a visitation on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Funeral will begin at 11:00. Interment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com

Fort Myers News-Press, June 14, 2005 - Funeral services for George Leith Harrell II, 65, will be held Monday, 2:00 PM June 13, 2005 in the chapel at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, Florida with Rev. Bill Dike officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Mr. Harrell was born on March 31, 1940 in Charlottesville, Virginia and went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Harrell graduated from Fort Myers High School, in 1958. He received a B.A. History from Florida Southern College in 1962. He then went on to get a J.D. from Stetson University School of Law in 1971. Mr. Harrell served his country proudly in the United States Army as a Captain from 1963-1968. He served as an advisor in the Vietnam War 1964-1965. He was decorated with a purple heart and a bronze star for his accomplishments in the military. Mr. Harrell's professional career included: Attorney for Florida Department of Law Enforcement 1971-1972, Asst. State Attorney in Fort Myers, Florida 1972-1975, private practice in SW Florida 1975-1995, and Asst. Attorney General attached to Florida Department of Transportation (Jacksonville, FL) 1995-2005. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Masonic Lodge, Lion's Club, and the Jaycee's. Mr Harrell was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew him. Family will receive friends on Monday prior to the service from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Jacksonville Memory Funeral Home. Family requests memorials be made to Shands Transplant Center at the University of Florida.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 25, 1933 - Funeral services for H. F. Harrell, Georgia resident who was visiting his daughters here, were held yesterday afternoon at the chapel of the L. W. Engelhardt & Sons funeral home. The Rev. C. T. Tew officiated. Burial followed in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Harrell had been in Fort Myers for three months, coming here from Camilla, Ga. Mrs. Belle Jones of this city also is a daughter. Mr. Harrell was 71 years old and died following an abdominal operation. The Masonic grave serice was used at Mr. Harrell's request who indicated his desire for the ceremony when he realized death was near. Franklin H.
     Ceacil K. Harrelson , 91 of Lake Placid, Florida passed into Heaven on February 4, 2011 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Auburndale, Florida. Mr. Harrelson was born to Ben and Lannie Harrelson October 30, 1919 in Oak Landing, Pablo Beach, Duval County, Florida. Ceacil was preceded in death by his sisters; Vivian Mitchell and Louise Black Starling,and his parents. He is survived by three nieces and two nephews: Cecilia Bates, Mary Lou (Byron) Hendry, Anita (Otis) Crapse, William (Novella) Mitchell, and Robert (Mary) Mitchell.The H arrelson family moved to Immokalee, Florida around 1929 to join relatives Cajer Johnson and Matt Music Johnson in their business enterprises. Eventually, Ceacil's parents opened the local garage, barber shop, restaurant and filling station in Immokalee. Ceacil attended school in Immokalee; the school house was a building with several small rooms. Children attended grades one thru nine in Immokalee, but were forced to board in Everglades or LaBelle to futher education. Ceacil attended high school in Everglades for one year, but later moved to Labelle, where he graduated from high school. Ceacil was 6'6" and played basketball during his high school years. He spent much of his free time hunting. As long as Ceacil had completely filled the yard with firewood, he could do whatever he pleased, and he pleased to hunt and fish. Ceacil made money as a youth; selling snakes, leading hunting parties, and selling frog legs. Ceacil farmed in Immokalee, worked as a roustabout in the oil industry, did a tour in the Army during WWII and eventually made his way to Las Vegas, where he worked for the U.S. Engineers. While in the West, he continued to have many hunting and fishing experiences. After retirng, Ceacil moved home to South Florida. He lived in Immokalee for a few years, and then moved to Chokoloskee where he lived and fished until moving to Lake Placid in 2003 to live with his sister Louise. Ceacil moved to Southern Lifestyles ALF in the spring of 2008 and lived there until his death. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at The Baptist Cemetery in Immokalee at 2:30 PM with Pastor Byron Hendry officiating.
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 21, 2004 - Caddie Pearl Harrington, 96, of LaBelle passed away October 19, 2004. She is survived by her husband John and daughter Mildred (Donald L.) Crawford. She also leaves 6 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82 at 2:00 PM. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 27, 2011 - Robert Charles Harrington, Jr., 69, passed away on April 22, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born April 10, 1942 in Hoosick Falls, New York to the late Robert (Sr.) and Delores (Nimons) Harrington. He was a graduate of St. Mary Academy High and was a veteran of the US Army. Robert worked for Dodge Fiber in Hoosick Falls and also for the Childs Hospital and the Nelson House in Albany. He moved to Florida in 1989 and worked for Lee County School as cafeteria manager before retiring in July of 2010. He enjoyed his home and his best friends Tail and D.C. (which were his cats). Survivors include his sisters, Sandy McCart and Sue Hickey, both of Hoosick Falls; brother, William Harrington of Budford, Georgia and Peter of St. Johnsonville, NY; special friend of 45 years, Don Marshall of Fort Myers; the love of his life, Nana Nimons; sister-in-law, Snookie Harrington, Kathy Harrington and brother-in-law, John Hickey and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and John Harrington and sister-in-law, Jo Ann Harrington.There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral mass will be Thursday, 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 5632 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, Florida. Interment with military honors will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.Condolences may be made at www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 2, 2005 - Alma Kelly Harris, of Felda, FL passed away Thursday, January 27, 2005. Alma was born on September 7, 1920 in Haleyville, AL. She is survived by two sons; Earl Harris, Sr. (Ida), of N. Ft. Myers, Kenneth Harris Sr. (Mary), of Felda, and five grandchildren; Kim Harris-White, Kenny Harris, Jr., James Earl Harris, Jr., Patrick Harris and Laci Harris and five great-grandchildren; Kelsey Harris, Brook White, James Patrick Harris, Hank Harris and Madison. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Dale Harris. She was laid to rest at Lee Memorial Park in Ft. Myers, FL on Monday January 31, 2005. Lee Memorial Park.
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2003 - Calvin Lafon Harris, 75, of Ft. Myers, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2003 at his home. He was born April 9, 1928 in Plant City, Florida. Calvin moved to Ft. Myers in 1952 where he retired in 1993 from Florida Rock Industries as plant superintendent in LaBelle, FL. He was layed to rest at Lee Memorial Park on Sept. 9, 2003 on his journey to reunite with his father Charlie, mother Willa Mae, older brother Chris, younger brother Jack and sister Dottie. Together they hold a place for their surviving loved ones. Calvin is survived by his wife of 53 years Betty Jean, two sons Calvin Eugene, wife Rebecca and Charles Richard, wife Elsie. Half sister Nancy (bless her heart), Judy and Trudy, half brothers Freddy and Louis Holt, and many close friends and neighbors.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 9, 2013 - Camilla "Camie" L. Harris, 72, of Cape Coral passed away very peacefully Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Born July 8, 1940 in Schenectady, NY, Camie was a devoted mother and very respected, well-travelled business woman. She lived in India in the 1960's with her family and came to Ft. Myers in 1977. Her passion for travel led her to choose it as a career. She owned and operated several travel agencies throughout Lee County in her years. She was an avid reader, loved fishing, and had a special love for dolphins. After Camie retired, she obtained her Real Estate license and tended to her gardening in her spare time. Her family meant everything to her and raised 4 children seemingly effortlessly. Her home was always open for all. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Tammy (Ron) Zul; 3 sons Jim (Robbin) Whiteside, John (Veronica) Whiteside and Bill (Jan) Whiteside; brother Michael (Sheri) Lodge; brother-in-law Howard Lamoureux; adopted daughter Patty Miller and her dear, special friend Kathy Coogan. Camie was also blessed with 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She had a wonderful team of medical professionals that meant the world to her and her family. And to the end, her loyal, faithful doggie Max. She was preceded in death by her parents Stan and Marceline Lodge; sister Cynthia Lamoureux and husband Bill Harris. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12th from 6-8pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery in Cape Coral. The funeral service will be on Thursday, June 13th at 11am with burial to follow. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com

Fort Myers News-Press, December 1, 2004 - Charles M. Harris, 85, a native of Richmond, Virginia, and resident of Fort Myers area since 1990, died Nov. 23 at Lee Memorial Hospital. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a professional engineer, active in several fields of engineering, in Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as an engineering officer (LCDR, USNR) during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Memorial service in the Chapel at Calusa Harbour, 2525 E. First St., Fort Myers, Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 AM. Burial in Culpeper (VA) National Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 26, 2009 - John David Harris, 55, passed away October 22, 2009 at home surrounded by all he loved and all who loved him. John was the co-founder and care taker of the George L. Davis Animal Sanctuary. He never let any animal in his care leave this Earth not knowing that they mattered, that they did have worth and were loved, whether it was 10 years or 1 day, and he will continue his mission in Heaven. He leaves behind his wife of 13 years, Cindy Magnus; his stepdaughter, Daphne Gates; his friend and caretaker in his final days, Kim Stanton, his many dogs, cats and birds and his dear friends, too many to name, all of Fort Myers, FL. He also leaves behind his daughters, Kourtney and Kristy, a brother and sisters, and many friends in Ohio. John was a "Renaissance Man" and our very own "McGyver" and his creative ability to "get the job done" will be missed. He touched so many lives, people and animals, and will be missed by all, but never forgotten.Donations to Hope Hospice and Octagon Wildlife Refuge will help to carry on John's legacy of helping others. A Memorial Service for John will be announced at a later date
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 2005 - June Harris, Jr., 73, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2005. He was born July 14, 1931 in Nashville, GA and moved here in 1963 from W. Palm Beach. Mr. Harris is survived by his three children: Robert Harris, Sandy Harris and Judy Sherwood (Ernest), all of Fort Myers; sister: Iva Jean Paschal of Lakeland, GA; brother: Leo Harris; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers with burial to follow in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, September 20, 1985 - Lewis J. Harris, 57, passed away at his home in LaBelle Wednesday, September 18, 1985. He was self-employed in the lawn maintenance business. He had lived in the area 9-1/2 years, moving here from Hollywood. He is Mary Elizabeth (Joseph) Harper, Carolyn Suzanna (Richard) Quackenbush, Nancy Kathryn (Robert) Squyres, Margaret Rosa (Roy) Rodriguez, Cynthia Lee (Philip) Henningesurvived by his wife, Juanita; 4 sons, Jeff, Kerry, Orren and Darren, all of LaBelle; 2 daughters, Gail Smith of Davie, FL and Belinda Adams of Miami; 3 brothers, Lonnie Harris of Cedar Key, Arian of Nashville and Mart of St. Mary's; 3 sisters, Evelyn Osteen of Blackshear, GA, Azilee Osteen of Blackshear, GA and Hazel of Birmingham and 4 grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Akin-David Chapel in LaBelle with the Rev. Eugene Abrnathy officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 8, 1944 - Newton Harris, 83 years old, died at his home at Alva early yesterday morning of a long illness. He leaves five daughters, Mrs. N. J. Allen of Lakeland, Mrs. F. M. Howell of Jacksonville, Mrs. F. I. Green of Alva, Mrs. E. A. Corley of Charleston, S. C., and Mrs. C. M. Merrow of St. Mary. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Alva Cemetery with the Rev. James Barber officiating. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.

The Tampa Tribune, June 1, 2005 - Rae Weeks Harris, age 95, died May 29, 2005 in Sebring, Fla. She was born Nov. 4, 1909 in the farming community of LaCrosse, Fla. She was the daughter of the late David and Gertrude (Wills) Weeks. She received her high school education in Gainesville, Fla. and continued on to receive her BA degree from Queens College in Charlotte, NC. After teaching in North Carolina for several years, Aunt Rae returned to Florida and lived in Ft. Myers, Fla. for some 60 years. She continued her teaching career in the Lee County, Fla. system until her retirement. During her professional educational career, she served in many capacities, ranging from teaching in a one room schoolhouse to serving as school principal. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church in Ft. Myers, Fla. She was a selfless person who dedicated her life to encouraging and helping young people, both of her family and throughout her teaching career. She also was quite helpful to senior family and friends requiring assistance a nd support. There are no words that can describe the many contributions she made to the lives of other people. She is survived by her loving nephews and nieces, J.W. Jones, Sebring, Ben Jones, Brigham City, UT, David Weeks, Twain Heart, CA, Greg Weeks, Gainesville, FL, Bill Frazer, West Point, GA, Ely Frazer, Albany, GA, Danzler Llewellyn, Ashville, NC, Barbara Work, Tampa, FL and Sally Ingram, Savannah, GA. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua County, Fla. Memorials are requested to Cystic Fibrosis or charity of choice. Morris Funeral Chapel Sebring, FL
    Fort Myers Press, December 16, 1922 - Rupert Harris, 29 years old, of Alva, stricken while crossing a cypress pole bridge spanning a small stream near his home, fell into the creek and drowned at 9 o'clock this morning. His mother found the body of her son. Mr. Harris, who was a sufferer from an incurable nervous disease, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Harris. Besides his parents he is survived by five sisters. The funeral will be held at the family home at Alva tomorrow afternoon.
    Fort Myers News Press, December 12, 2004 - Earl Michael (Mike) Harrison, Sr., 53 of Ft. Myers, Fl died on Dec. 11, 2004 at his home peacefully. Survivors include his loving wife Nancy of 32 years, two sons Earl Michael (Mike) Jr. (Kristina) and their children Dylan & Harlee, Earnie and his children Brook, Dalton, Jaycie; two brothers Earnie (Robin) Dave (Corrine) and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved family. Additional loved as own including Luke Harrell (Jackie) Tori Smith, Tammy Challander and Justina Milkey. He was preceded in death by mother Eva Lowe and father Earnest K. Harrison Sr. and beloved brother Dewitt Harrison. Mike was a lifelong resident of Ft. Myers. He enjoyed many years spending time with family and friends riding airboats across the Saw grass and his buggies hunting deer and hog. Nothing meant more to him then to have his family close by especially his grandchildren which he loved all so dearly. Memorial services will be held at Lee Memorial Park on S.R. 82 on Monday Dec. 13, 2004, visitation with family will start at 2:00 PM. Service to follow at 3:00 Pm. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Hope Hospice.
    The Fort Myers Press, March 7, 1923 - The funeral for F. E. Harrison, newspaperman, who died at the Lee Memorial Hospital at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning of a heart attack, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at the mortuary chapel of Leo W. Engelhardt on Hendry Street. They will be conducted by the Rev. F. A. Shore, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, a long time friend of the deceased. All friends of the late Mr. Harrison are invited to attend the services. Burial will be made in the Fort Myers Cemetery. No word has been received from the family of Mr. Harrison since his demise. It is believed his wife and children, from whom he was estranged, are living in Pittsburgh, the former home of Mr. Harrison
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 17, 1935 - James Benjamin Harrison, 73 year old retired farmer, died at the Lee memorial hospital late yesterday after an amputation of his left leg necessitated by a break six months ago which refused to mend. The aged farmer broke his leg in a fall in the elevator shaft at Lee Motors and has been confined in bed ever since. Since the accident, Mr. Harrison has been living in town on Victoria street. He had been a resident of Lee county for 14 years, coming here from Georgia. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Bette Larkin of New York, Mrs. Ethel Smith of LaBelle, Miss Ava Mae of Tampa and Miss Beatrice of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.
    Caloosa Belle, May 3, 2009 - Jerrimiah Cain Harrison, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, in New York. He was 31. He was born May 30, 1977 in Clewiston. He was a former resident of Moore Haven. Survivors include his mother, Genia (Jack) Strickland of Moore Haven; father, Tom (Soni) Harrison of Frostproof; brother, Alan Strickland of Townsend, Tenn.; sisters, Chrystal Harrison of Lake Mary, Tammy Harrison of Lake Mary, and Mary Ann Looper of Grand Junction, Colo.; great-great-grandmother, Leeoma Wiggins of Clewiston; great-grandmother, Cora Cutlip of Spring Hill; and grandmother, GayNell Strickland of LaBelle. Funeral services were Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Ortona Church, with Pastor David Mercer officiating. Burial was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 17, 1990 - When Kelly Dell Harrison, 20, walked into a room, her bubbly personality lit it up. "She was the kind of person who couldn't wait to tell you about her day, " said her sister, Cyndi Capel. "She would walk in and immediately sy, 'Hey, guys -- guess what?'" Miss Harrison, 20, was killed Tuesday morning when her Jeep overturned on U. S. Highway 41 near Boy Scout Road after being struck from behind by another car. "For the last year, that Jeep was her life," Capel said fondly. "It was a little funny when she first started talking about getting a Jeep because she was always concerned about her looks. "But after she got it, she just loved it. She and some of her friends would go out and drive it around in the woods and get it dirty, but as soon as she got home, she would run out and wash it right away." Born in Arcadia, Miss Harrison was raised in Fort Myers. In 1988, she was graduated from Fort Myers High School. Always active and athletic, Miss Harrison enjoyed playing volleyball and spending her time at the beach -- a place she dreamed of living. She is survived by her parents, Jim F. Harrison of Fort Myers and Mary Jane Alexander of Sneads, FL; grandmother Ruth Addison of Arcadia; two brothers, George and Charlie Alexander, both of Sneads, FL; one sister Cyndi Capel and brother-in-law Tim Capel, both of Fort Myers. Services will be at 11am today from the Chapel of Light at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Biography -Name: Kelly Dell Harrison Date of birth: Jan, 14, 1970 - Date of death: April 17, 1990 - Cause of death: automobile accident - Moved to Fort Myers: 1970 - Previous residence: Arcadia - Funeral Arrangements: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
    The Fort Myers Press, January 14, 1930 - The body of Mrs. Kemp (Lalla) Harrison, daughter of Mrs. Laura R. Moore of this city, who died in Atlanta early this morning will arrive in Fort Myers some time Wednesday, according to Lawrence A. Powell of the undertaking firm of Lawrence A. Powell, Incorporated, which has charge of the arrangements. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Harrison, who is a son of Dr. W. A. Harrison of this city, about a year and a half ago, Mrs. Harrison had lived in Fort Myers. She moved to Atlanta with her husband immediately after their marriage. Mrs. Harrison, who had been ill for some time, is survived by her husband, and by her mother and three sisters, Irene, Dorothy and Mary Jane, all of Fort Myers. A brother, Robert, of Fort Myers, also survives her. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
    Fort Myers News-Press December 4, 2007 - Alice Kathryn Disney Hart, age 97, a resident of Cape Coral since 1966, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2007 at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral. She was predeceased by her husband, Theron T. Hart and sister, Lillian J. Bowman. She was born in Washington, D.C. to William and Jeannette Disney on May 16, 1910. After high school she began work at the U.S. Government Printing Office and continued there until age 55, having reached the position of Document Supervisor. She enjoyed her house and yard very much and worked every day with her plants and shrubs. She was also an avid square dancer and continued dancing until the last years of her life. She was also deeply involved in clubs and organizations including a lifetime membership in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She had been a member of the NARFE since 1968 mainly as secretary for the majority of those years up to the present. She was also a longtime member of the National Capital Area Social Club for which she also served as secretary. Other memberships include the Democratic Club and the Council of Catholic Women of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Mrs. Hart is survived by her two nephews, Harry Bowman of Laurel, MD and William Bowman of Bethesda, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with burial to follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2-4 PM on Wednesday at Fuller- Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 22, 2013 - Claude W. Hamlet, Jr. passed away March 14, 2013 following a short illness.He was predeceased in death by his parents. Claude and Beatrice Hamlet. He is survived by his wife and best friend Margie Keene Hamlet and cousin, Janice Webb (Joe) of West Palm Beach.Claude graduated from Fort Myers High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed with his unit The Big Red I, Germany and Korea where he served five years before his discharge.He came home and went into business with his father in the commercial printing Co., one of the oldest in Fort Myers. They sold the business in 1985. After a short period of time he went to work part-time with Super America and Shell Oil Co., retiring after 10 years.He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and gardening. His two Yorkies, Jason and Milo went with him everywhere. At his request, there will not be a funeral and internment will be private.It was also requested that all his friends and family enjoy each day of their life to the fullest. Also, be very thankful for living in the greatest country in the world. Thank God every day. He felt very honored to be able to serve his country and be a part of the American Legion Post 38 for more than 50 years as well as the 40/8 group for 45 plus years.
    Fort Myers Press, November 9, 1950 - Mrs. Carrie Lee Hart, 62, of Tice, died here early Wednesday. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Tice. Surviving are a son, William E. Hart, two daughter, Mrs. Elwood Toler, and Miss Helen Hart both of Fort Myers; three brothers: C. S. Moss and N. C. Moss of Dresden, OH, and Bruce Moss, Marlinton, WV; and a nephew, R. C. Moss of Fort Myers; and other nieces and nephews in Ohio and West Virginia. Funeral arrangements by McQueen and Young. Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 1977 - James E. Hart, 66, of 4258 Michigan Ave., Apt. 24, died Tuesday.  He had lived here for the past 41 years and was a former pastor of the Bible Way Church in Tice. He is survied by his wife, Lillian Hart; four daughters, Mrs. Olene Gilbert, Mrs. Betty Jackman, both of Alva, Mrs. Janie Spurlock of Hosford, Fla., and Mrs. Rose Alice Wheeler of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother, Claude Hart of Moore Haven; a sister, Mildred Wilkes of Auburndale, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Mollie Odom of Ft. Myers and Margaret Thompson of Columbus, Ga.; two stepsons,Johnny Edward Frances Jr. of Ft. Myers and David Frances of Anguilla, Miss.; 12 grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren.  Funeral serice will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Alva Cemetery with the Rev. F. T. Mason officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Douglas, Leroy Douglas, Johnny Frances Sr., Johnny Frances Jr., Walter Gilbert and Arthur M. Gilbert.  Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 26, 2008 - John Darrell Hart, 72, of Kingsland, GA, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at his residence with his family by his side. A native of Fort Myers, FL, he had resided in Kingsland, GA, for the past 2-1/2 years, having moved to Kingsland from western North Carolina after retiring from a 33-year practice as a Chiropractor in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Hart was a graduate of Lincoln College of Indianapolis, IN. He also served in the National Guard, and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Fort Myers, FL. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine C. Hart of Kingsland, GA; 4 sons, John Douglas (Doe Ann) Hart of Charlotte, NC, Darrell Bruce (Marguerite) Hart of Fort Myers, FL, Michael Kevin (Cathy) Hart of Valrico, FL, and Daniel Christopher (Barbara) Hart of St. Marys, GA; and 9 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church Chapel in St. Marys, GA. Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Allison Memorial Chapel, 10141 Colerain Road, St. Marys, GA 31558. phone: 912-729-5000

Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2008 - Laurie Nan Buffington Hart, 70, a Fort Myers native passed away on January 2, 2008 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral.She was born on July 4, 1937,a child of James and Lucy Buffington. She was proud of her pioneer family heritage in Lee County Laurie retired as a Corporal with the Lee County Sheriffs Dept. and had been a member of Order of the Eastern Star, The Daughters of the Confederacy, The Lee County Pioneers. The Lee Historical Society, Red Hats and her beloved "lunch bunch".She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, William E. "Eddie" Hart, daughter, Susan Hollingsworth, son,Stephen Hart, grandsons, Robbie Hollingsworth and Ryan Hart brother, James Buffington (Shirley), sister-in-law, Helen Hart, and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Hospice House Community Room, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy, Cape Coral.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the SW Florida Lion's Eye Institute, 1410 N. 21st Street, Tampa, FL 33619.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 7, 2005 - Mary Elizabeth Palmer Hart from Medina, TN married James Elmer Hart on June 17, 1931. They moved to Ft. Myers in 1935 then to Alva in 1947. James and their youngest daughter Rose Wheeler preceded her in death. Survived by sister-in-law Margaret Hart of Tampa, FL and daughters Olene Gilbert, Janie Norris of Alva and Betty Jackman of Ft. Myers, 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Alva Church of God and had been very active in raising building funds for the Church. Memorial services on Friday, April 8th at 2 PM at Alva Church of God, 21361 N. River Rd, Alva. Interment immediately follows at the Alva Cemetery. Pastor Kenny Cook, Alva Church of God officiating. Arrangements by American Family Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 12, 2009 - Ray F. Hart, 79, of Fort Myers passed away Tuesday March 10, 2009. He was a resident for the past 15 years, formerly of Iowa. He was a past president of the Brookshire Community and member of Safe Harbor Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty, sons, Kelly (Pat) and Danny Hart, three grandchildren, Joshua, Jennifer, Michael, and a sister, Emma Patterson. Funeral services will be held Friday March 13 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd 82. Interment will follow in Lee memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 19, 2004 - Roger Hart, 91 of North Ft. Myers, passed away October 17, 2004. Roger was born on September 25, 1913 in Olga, FL, and worked for his dad, Hilton Hart at the family dairy. He supplied many a home with milk until 1956 when he began to raise beef cattle. He was an active member of the Elks Club in Fort Myers. Roger's wife Dollie, passed away in 1977 after a long and happy marriage. He is survived by his present wife of 14 years, Judy Hart of Sarasota, FL and by Judy's daughters Diane and Melissa, nieces Jan Johnson of North Ft. Myers, Julie Storms of Fort Myers, Susan Summerall of Fort Myers, and Linda Hart and nephew Robert Cowart of North Fort Myers. Roger was a good parent to us all. Services will be held graveside at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 22, 2003 - Roger Powell Hart, 48, of Lehigh, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, December 18, 2003. A native of this area, Roger graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1973, played on the varsity football team and worked for a number of years in his family's business, Harts Dairy. He is survived by his loving daughters, Rebecca and Samantha Hart, sisters, Julie Storms and husband John, Susan Summerall and husband Gary, Linda Sutherland, devoted companion, Karen Jacobs, aunt and uncle, Abe and Martha Skinner, Devon Hart and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jerry Hart. A memorial service will be conducted Arrangements by Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Dr. 481-4341
    Fort Myers Press, November 3, 1947 - Uriah Burrel Hart, 69-year-old carpenter, died at his home in Tice yesterday. He was a member of the Tice Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carrie Hart; two daughters, the Misses Helen and Bessie Hart; a son, Edwin Hart; three brothers, John, Walter and Lawrence Hart; of KA, a sister, Mrs. Pearl Johnson, of Kansas City. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell and will be announced later. Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 23, 1993 - William A. Hart, retired Chairman of the Board of Hart's Dairy, Inc., died at his home in Fort Myers under the care of Hope Hospice on April 20, 1993. Born in North Fort Myers, Fla., he resided in Lee County all his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Hilton P. Hart, founder of Hart's Dairy. The past several years he and his wife were summer residents of Sylva, NC. Mr. Hart was a past President of the Fort Myers Optimist Club, a past member of the Fort Myers Greenies Booster Club, a past President of the Fort Myers Little League and a former Fort Myers Little League Braves Coach. He served in WW II in the United States Navy. Survivors include his wife, Jerry of 46 years; his daughters, Julie Noland, Susan Summerall and Linda Sutherland and his son, Roger P. Hart, all of Fort Myers; his sister, Katherine Huston of Ada, Okla.; a brother, Roger Hart of Fort Myers; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. David Kelly of Grace United Methodist Church officiating.Honorary pallbearers will be Tom B. Hart, Douglas Hart, Bruce Hart, Kevin Hart, Christopher Hart, Scott Summerall, Jamie Nelson, Drew Noland, Cory Sutherland and Kelly Skinner.

     Fort Myers News-Press, June 22, 2011 - Long time Fort Myers resident William Edwin "Eddie" Hart, 82, died of natural causes on June 21, 2011. He graduated form Fort Myers High School Class of 47 and served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was married to the love of his life Laurie Buffington Hart for 51 years until her death in 2008. Eddie retired from Lee County D.O.T. with over 30 years of service. He was a past Master of Tropical Lodge#56. He enjoyed fishing and going for crabs, clams or oysters.He is pre-deceased by wife Laurie, sisters Helen and Bessie and brother-in-law James Buffington. Eddie is survived by daughter Susan Hollingsworth, son Stephen Hart, grandsons Robbie Hollingsworth and Ryan Hart, sister-in-law Shirley Buffington, nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Daisy.At his request there will be no services. The family suggests memorial contributions to Tropical Lodge #56, building fund, 3100 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. 

    Fort Myers News-Press, December 23, 2008 - Winston L. Hart, 93, of Fort Myers passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008. A resident for 20 years, formerly of Long Island, New York, he was a former member of Peace Community Church of Fort Myers. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Eunice, sons, Dr. Lowell (Cynthia-Brossy) Hart and David W. (Helga Weckenmann) Hart, daughter, Carolyn (Lanning) Bryant, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church. Private inurnment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 24, 1937 - Pat Harter, 46-year-old painter and town character, died yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital where he had been taken Friday suffering from a stroke. Dr. W. H. Grace diagnosed his death as from a complication of internal ailments. Harter was taken to the hospital by police officers who found him helpless on the floor of one of the buildings in Evans park. At the hospital he told attendants that he had a wife, Mrs. Susie Harter, and three children in Enterprise, W. Va. Lawrence A. Powell who took charge of the body said he had not been able to get in touch with any relatives.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 27, 1938 - John Hartman, 79-year-old winter resident of Sanibel island, died yesterday afternoon as the result of a heart attack. His permanent home is Wilmington, Del. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Hartman, and a son, Benjamin F. Hartman of Camden, Del., and a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude H. Smith of Wilmington, Del. Funeral arrangements are being made by Lawrence A. Powell.

      Fort Myers News-Press, May 16, 2013 - Hedwig (Przyborowski) Hartmann, 100, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Wed., May 15, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 30, 1913 to Boleslaw Przyborowski and Sally Romatowska she was the oldest of eight children and later married Anton Hartmann in 1936. The couple retired to Fort Myers in 1976 after owning & operating their own upholstery business; they had celebrated 72 years of marriage before his passing at age 100 in 2008.She is survived by her two daughters: Ingrid (Reiner) Kareth who resides in Fort Myers Beach and Germany; and Karen Hartmann of Fort Myers; sister-in-law, Teodozja Przyborowski; and many nieces and nephews, grand and great grand of CT, NJ, NY, TX and Poland. She was preceded in death by infant siblings; her brother: Boleslaw Przyborowski; sisters: Anna Rogalski and Genowefa Manko.Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3-4pm on Fri., May 17, 2013 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.Funeral services will be conducted in Bergenfield, New Jersey at a later date with burial in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express online condolences and to sign the guest book.

     Fort Myers News-Press,  November 18, 2010 - Jeffrey Frank "Jeff" Harvey, 61, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010 at Hope Hospice. Jeff was born on March 15, 1949 and grew up in Hollywood, FL, he was the son of Donald K. and Grace C. (Lubey) Harvey. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and then moved to Fort Myers where he was employed for the past 32 years at the Fort Myers Vault Service. Jeff is now in the "Big Marina in the Sky". His infectious laughter will be missed by all who knew him. Jeff had a song for everything and his life was always filled with music and laughter. He had a heart of gold and loved his friends and family and will be missed by all. Jeff is survived by his sister, Linda Pearson and nephew, Wyatt and many other family and friends. Jeff is now with Mom and Dad. A private Celebration of Life will be held by his family.

Caloosa Belle, October 11, 2008-- LABELLE -Junior Dell Harvey, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. He was 63. Although named after his father, Homer, he was called "Junior" throughout his life and it became his real name. Born and raised in Mississippi, Junior joined the army after graduating from high school and served four years, including two stints in Vietnam. He traveled the world working as an oil rig supervisor, and his last assignment was in Croatia. Short on words, but long on substance, Junior was calm in demeanor and never petty, but did not shirk from action when action was needed. With a great sense of humor, Junior was rarely to be seen without a Miller lite or a "chaw", substituting chewing gum at appropriate moments, of course. He never forgot his Mississippi roots and looked after his extended family there. However, he lived for many years in the LaBelle area and had many strong local ties. He loved fishing, especially for bass, although he later mastered the art of trout fishing. He also loved hunting, and was in process of setting up a hunting camp in Polk County with his daughter and her family. He became an expert golfer, and there was no one who was stronger with his irons or faster at moving through the golf course. In fact, "Redman" was just plain strong. He was married to his wife, Janet, for 22 years, and it was she who went to France to bring him back home after he suffered a heart attack in the Paris airport. He is also survived by his three daughters, Penny Berry, Melissa Webb and Kim Green; six grandchildren, Miranda, Ryan, Rebecca, Tristan, Cody and Ashlyn; and one great-grandchild, Sadie. Additionally, he is survived by his two brothers, Billy Harvey and Jerry Harvey; and six sisters, Velma Jewel Riley, Barbara Logan, Maxine Shows, Rose Tebo, Diane Yarborough and Debra Sons. There are many other family members and friends who cared for Junior, he will be missed. There was a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home on Oct. 12, which was followed the next morning by a private graveside service at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Those who wish to honor Junior may contribute to Hope Hospice or to their favorite charity.

Fort Myers News-Press, 21 Nov 2006 -- Louis James Harvey, 87, of Fort Myers, surrounded by his family, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2006, after an extended illness. Louis was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Sanderson, Baker Co, Florida, the son of the late John Richard and Hattie "Doley" (Daniels) Harvey. He was raised in Labelle and Fort Denaud, Florida by his Grandfather, William Hampton Daniels and his Aunt Flossie Daniels. Louis served in the Army Air Core from Aug. 6, 1941 to Nov. 10, 1945. After serving his country, Louis worked his own ice route for about five years before going to work for the Florida State Road Department as an Engineer Tech 4. Louis retired after 30 years with the State surveying and inspecting roads and bridges in Collier County. On May 14, 1943 he married Ella K. Horne, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Frank (Dianna) Harvey, and Rod Harvey; one daughter, Judy (Max) Perez; 9 Grandchildren, Greg (Megan) Harvey, Cherrie (David) Consiglio, Dawn (Ted) Haas, Frank (Shelly) Harvey, Kevin (Marcia) Harvey, Stephen (Beverly) Harvey, Gayle (Rich) Heckman, Duane Cullum and Amanda Harvey; 19 Great Grandchildren, Daughter-in-law, Joan Harvey; and many Nieces and Nephews. Louis was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri L. Harvey; son, Roger E. Harvey, granddaughter, Shanna Jo Harvey and four brothers, John Palmer Harvey, John Richard Harvey, Billy Crawford and James Bennett Crawford.After retirement Louis enjoyed gardening, family, friends and especially his grandchildren, he walked many a mile just carrying them in his arms around the yard. He was a devoted husband, father and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Fort Denuad Cemetery, Labelle, Hendry Co., FL with Dawn R. Haas officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, 239-694-6444.

NEWS-PRESS - May 24,2008 Mary W. Harvey, 82, of Fort Myers passed away on May 22, 2008 under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born in Ludiciwi, GA on October 9, 1925. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 3:30 in the Mausoleum Chapel at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Colonial Blvd. Please join us and share your memories of a very special lady. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hope Hospice in Mary's name would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 239-936-0555
    Fort Myers News-Press June 21 , 2009 Roderick Alan Harvey 59, passed away on Thursday June 18, 2009. There will be a grave side service on Tuesday June 23, 2009 at the Fort Denaud cemetery. There will be a viewing from 10-11 a.m. with the services beginning at 11.Roderick is survived by his Mother Ella Harvey, his brother Frank Harvey (Dianna) his sister Judy Perez (Max), his life long friend Marla Harvey; his children Gayle Harvey-Heckman, Duane Cullum and Amanda Harvey. Grandchildren Matthew Eling, Dillion Eling, Adam Eling, Alex Heckman, Alexis Morris, Alysa Morris and Chloe Cullum. His friends and family from the Fast Track. Preceded in death by his Father Louis Harvey, sister Terry Harvey, brother Roger Harvey and his daughter Shanna Jo Harvey.Rod will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 22, 2013 - John Gilbert Hasak 75, of Cape Coral passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with a terminal illness. He passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He was very proud to be from Pittsburgh and was an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers fan. John proudly served 3 years in the Army, John retired from Verizon (formerly GTE) after 26 years. He also retired from Lee County Government after 10 years of service. He was a life time member of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and a proud union member every working day of his professional life. He is survived by his loving wife, Silvia, of 30 years. Sons Michael and John Hasak and fiance Jacklyn Sweeney, daughter Millie Prindle and son in law David and two grand daughters, Adriana and Alexandria Prindle. Sister Dolores Ruffing and spouse Paul and five nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral on Monday evening September 23 from 6 - 8 pm. A funeral mass will take place at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on Tuesday at 11 am. Visit  www.fullermetz.com  to view John's Life Tribute and to leave a condolence for the family.
  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 16, 1939 - Funeral services for Earl Randolph Haskew, 33-year-old office manager for the Black Tire company, will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Spooner and Engelharadt chapel with the Rev. Rembert A. Guy officiating. Mr. Haskew is survived by his father, J. M. Haskew of Miami, a sister, Mrs. Beth Benson of Tampa, a daughter, Laura Beth Haskew, and an aunt, Mrs. Lucy H. Mickle of Fort Myers. Mr. Haskew was a member of the First Methodist church, the Fort Myers Elks, Navy club and Junior chamber of commerce. Services will be held at the Spooner and Engel-hardt chapel wiht Irby Black, Paul Ley, Bob Morgan, W. Stanley Hanson, Jr., E. P. McAuley and W. L. DeBordenave serving as pallbearers. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 19, 2007 - Minnie Mae Haskew, 87, of Palmdale, FL, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 17, 2007, in Cross Key Nursing Home in Lehigh Acres. Mrs. Haskew was born August 11, 1919 in Brewster, FL to the late James D. and Maggie Poole Hull. She was preceded in death by her husband Reuel F. Haskew, a sister Maude Jones and a brother Webster Hull. She is survived by her sons; Gary R. Haskew of Immokalee and Wayne (Nancy) Haskew of Clewiston, grandson; John W. (Perla) Haskew, Jr. of Cape Coral and great grandchildren; Corey Haskew and Caylee Haskew, as well as very beloved nieces and nephews and many loving friends. She was a member of the Palmdale Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 pm June 19, 2007 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Labelle. Graveside services will be 10 am Wednesday, June 20th at Fort Myers Cemetery on Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers with Pastor Earl Cline officiating. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Labelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 27, 2013 - Rosamond (Eunice) Hasley Age 81 departed this life on February 20, 2013 at her home in Alva, Florida. She was born July 27, 1931 in Alva, Florida to the late Benjamin Elias Edwards and Mary (Lucille) Ard Edwards Lewis. Eunice was employed for 30 years at Alva Elementary School as a secretary/bookkeeper and was a lifelong member of the Alva United Methodist Church. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband John Peter Hasley Sr. and son John Peter Hasley Jr. Survived by her two loved sons, Benjamin James Hasley (Jill) and Timothy Henry Hasley; two brothers, B. Fred Edwards and Eddie Jack Edwards (deceased); two sisters, Joyce Harrison and Sharon (Luann) Murphy; two grandsons John Peter Hasley III and Thomas Michael Hasley and many nieces and nephews that she adored. A gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Alva United Methodist Church in Alva. Viewing will be from 10am-12pm, service will begin at 12pm followed by graveside service at Alva Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press November 26, 2007 - Sharon L. "Sherri" Hassenzahl, 69, of Fort Myers passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Born in Sioux City, IL, Sharon was a Nurse Midwife for 20 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Sherri is survived by her 2 loving children Sandy Poelker of Cape Coral and Steve (Carol) Hassenzahl of Snellville, GA; 5 grandchildren Brian, Mark and Veronica Poelker, Lee and James Hassenzahl. She is preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Sonny Hassenzahl.A visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2007 at the chapel of the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home between the hours of 2 PM and 3 PM with the service and burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Sherri's name to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E., Cape Coral, FL 33909. www.fortmyersmemorialgardens.com

Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, September 13, 1998 - Herman J. Hastings, 93, or Fort Myers, Died Saturday, September 12, 1998. Born in Huntington, Indiana, he had been a resident of Fort Myers since 1917. Mr. Hastings was a member of the St. Frances Xavier Church. He served as a Lee County Commissioner from 1956 to 1968. He was a member of the Fort Myers Elks Lodge #1288 and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 56 years Cecilia(nee Kelly); his son, Richard (Linda) of Calvert City, KY; his daughter Jean (Kenneth) Schneider of North Fort Myers; his sister, Sister Jean Marie of Emmitsburg, MD; and seven grandchildren; Shannon and Cowley Hastings, and Aaron, Elyse, Allison, Valerie, and Conrad Schneider. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  10:00 am Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Fort Myers with burial to follow. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the funeral home, with a Rosary Service to be conducted at :30 pm. Arrangements by the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 936-2177.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 24, 2013 - Lois Maxine Hatton, 89, of Cape Coral formerly of North Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. She was born Aug. 5, 1924 in Detroit, to John Henry McFarland and Delia (nee: Warner) McFarland. She worked for General Dynamics in the Army Tank Production department. She moved to North Fort Myers in 1987 from Warren, Mich. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie # 2495 of East Detroit, Mich., and the Women of The Moose, Dearborn, Mich. She enjoyed bingo, bowling and reading, and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving family including her five children, Kathleen Essad, Susan Esposito, Theresa Hatton, Debbie Yasbeck and Robert Hatton; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Norman and Jimmy, and daughter, Sharyn Dooley. Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 21, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, with a funeral Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home. Burial was at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests donations in her memory be made to Hope Hospice, Cape Coral. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
      Fort Myers News-Press, May 27, 2009 - Hazel Haugh, born October 15, 1921 and surrounded by many of her loving family has passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice in Health Park, Sunday May 24th, 2009. Hazel, one of 7 children born to Stella and Charles Turley in Jasonville, Indiana is survived by her son Larry of Weston, Florida, her older sister Ruby Frye of Connersville, Indiana and 7 loving grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her husband of 43 years, Clarence preceded her in death in 1984 and her eldest son Fred passed away in 2005. Fred's widow, Judy of Lehigh Acres, Jeff Haugh, his children, Jaime and John of Ft. Myers, Joel Haugh and his wife Andrea of Kissimmee, Florida, Jennifer Haugh of Lehigh Acres, Janet Cerrina of Lehigh Acres and Hazel's son Larry were by her bedside when she passed away. Hazel's love of friends, family and her constant belief in God gave her the peace and tranquility to continue her next journey after this life. Her amazing cooking, baking and quick smile and love will be greatly missed by all who met her. Visitation will be held 12 -2 PM Wednesday May 27th, 2009 with funeral services beginning at 2PM at Anderson - Patterson Funeral Home 2701 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, (239) 368-7080. Interment will be held in Lee Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908, so that they may continue their beautiful care to other families at this journey's end.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 31, 1934 - William Alphonse Hauser, 82-year-old retired railway expressman, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital, where he was taken the day before from his home on 1001 Broadway. Mr. Hauser, originally of Chapel Hill, Va., had been a winter resident of Fort Myers since his retirement and had lived here continuously for the past 18 months. Mr. Hauser is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora Lee Hauser, three sons, E. W., R. F., and W. R. Hauser and one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Moore of Fort Myers. He also leaves seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services will be held at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. E. J. Rinkel will have charge of the chapel services and interment at the First Myers cemetery. The active pallbearers will be Elwyn Kelley, A. F. Kelly, G. K. Rinkel, W. D. Wilson, Ernest Hollis and Frank Milteer. The honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T. G. Seay, John M. Boring, Charles Wade, J. E. Mattern, B. C. Foxworthy, J. S. Tarrer and Roy Cochran
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 21, 1929 - Funeral services will be held at the Engelhardt chapel at 10:30 o'clock this morning for Needham P. Hawk, 56, who died Sunday afternoon at his home on Cleveland avenue. The pall bearers will be M. M. Strickland, L. R. Woods, W. H. Bass, O. D. Bainbridge, J. A. Tiner and John Chaslain. The services will be conducted by the Rev. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church, and burial will take place in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Hawk is survived by a widow and seven children. They are Mrs. Nancy Jane Harrell of Detroit, Mich., Miss Pearl Hawk of Tampa, Mrs. Addie Heard of Donalsville, Ga., Mrs. Effie Taylor, Miss Louise Hawk, Robert and Thomas Hawk of Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 15, 2009 - Thomas P. Hawkes, 92 of Fort Myers died Monday, January 12, 2009. He had been a resident here for the past 23 years formerly of New York, NY and was a member of Church of the Resurrection and the Forest Country Club. Mr. Hawkes was also a member of the American Brewing Association (A.B.A.), Past President of Piel Brothers, and also Past President of Schaefer's, and Drewers International. Surviving are his children, Marilyn Zabin, Barbara Cogswell, Michael Hawkes, Richard Hawkes, Dennis Hawkes, Thomas Molloy, Donald Molloy, John Molloy Joan Morgan and Carol Graff, 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor his second wife Mary Ruth and a son Michael Molloy. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM at the Church of the Resurrection. Entombment will take place at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

The Fort Myers Press, March 7, 1922 - Rover Hawkins, of East Fort Myers, is dead. The end came suddenly yesterday afternoon. Rover was known all over that neighborhood as he attended school in East Fort Myers for a number of years and as Colonel Hawkins says he passed through the eleventh grade "with honors." Rover, the eleven year old yellow dog of Colonel Hawkins, two years ago took the blue ribbon at the Lee County Fair. Colonel Hawkins, in an interview today with a representative of the Press, said: "During the European War the government sent me a telegram requesting me to send Rover to France to chase submarines ant I was afraid that Rover would break his teeth on the iron sides of the submarines so I flatly refused, and now poor Rover has passed to the great beyond."
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 14, 1938 - Mrs. James Hay, 47, of LaBelle, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of more than two months. She is survived by three sons, James H. Hay, Jasper Hay and Aaron Hay all of Labelle; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Black of Port Arthur, Texas, Mrs. Josephine Wryals and Mrs. Pansie Wryals of Miami and Nina Hay, Donnie Hay and Sadie Hay of Cleveland, Tenn.; a brother, Arthur Bryant of Immokalee; four sisters, Mrs. E. W. Simmons of Okeechobee, Mrs. Lilly Chancey of Arcadia, Mrs. Verdie Wryals of Miami and Mrs. Minnie Mercer of Okeechobee. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Spooner and Engelhardt and will be announced later. Minnie R., Ortona Cem., Sec. I,Glades Co.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, January 18, 1982 - Jasper L. Hay, 62, of 1199 Garden Drive, LaBelle, died Saturday at Sebring Care Center. Mr. Hay was a member of American Legion Post No. 130, the D.A.V. No. 094, and the V. F. W. No. 5185. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Boyd Hay; daughters, Bonnie Colina and Brenda Bell, all of Miami; a brother, Arron Hay of Tomola, Wash.; a sister, Sadie Mathews of Lillington, N. C.; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m., at Fort Denaud Cemetery, with Rev. Mize Johnston officiating. Friends may call at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home on Monday after 12:00 noon.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, December 28, 1998 - Margaret May Hay, 74, of Moore Haven, formerly of LaBelle, died Christmas Day. Margaret was born July 16, 1924, in Fort Myers to the late Chester Claude Addison and Nola Williams Addison. She was a member of Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church of God and a life-long resident of LaBelle. Survivors include a son, Robert E. May of Old Town; daughters, Shirley C. Brown of Naples, Patricia Peeples of Moore Haven, Beverly Hicks of LaBelle; a brother, Carl Addison of Fort Myers; sisters, Eloise Farner of San Antonio, Tex., Vita Mae Rogers of Fort Myers; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery, with Rev. Lester Grant officiating. Visitation at the funeral home will be tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 6, 2008 - Robert Allen Hay, 79 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2008. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Elmer and Fern Hay. Mr. Hay was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to Cape Coral in 1997 from Virginia. Mr. Hay received his Pilots License when he was 60 years old and was very proud of his accomplishment. He enjoyed camping and boating. His favorite team was the Washington Redskins.He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 45 years, Betty; children, Alan Hay, David Hay, Kevin Hay, Susanne Volk, Lauren Andrews and Brandon Hay; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Ashley, Jonathan, Dan, Mike, Shelby, Jesse, Briana and Jessica; and his great grandson, Ryan. Mr. Hay is predeceased by his son, Brian Hay. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 6th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 14, 2007 - Diane Hayes, age 62, beloved wife, mother, and friend departed this earth after valiantly battling cancer for 5 1/2 years on May 10, 2007.Diane was a remarkable person who always went out of her way to make everyone feel special. She worked hard her whole life to make sure her family had everything they needed or wanted. Diane always made every holiday special even until her last days, she made sure her children had cupcakes for a holiday. She gave her family all the love in the world. Her husband and her children were everything to her.Diane was born March 6, 1945 in Schenectady, New York. She was the only child of Marvin and Elizabeth MacMillan. Diane graduated from Linton High School in 1963. From there she went on to the Chandler School for Women in Boston, MA. While in Boston, Diane even marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diane met her beloved husband Thomas in 1965 and they were married in February 1966. They had been married for 41 years. After leaving Schenectady, NY she moved to Monroe, CT. Diane cherished her time in Monroe. She was extremely active in politics and while in Monroe Diane was a member of the Monroe Town Council. During her time on the Monroe Town Council she was instrumental in securing funding to restore Great Hollow Lake, which besides her family, was her greatest achievement. She worked hard to keep Masuk High School's Swimming Pool open and was able to get a new firehouse built for the Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to her time in politics, Diane was the Commissioner and Coach of Monroe Pop Warner Cheerleading, and was voted one of the Outstanding Young Women in America and Who's Who Among American Women. After Connecticut, she moved to Florida where she was the Commissioner and Coach of Kendall Pop Warner Cheerleading in Miami, FL. She was also a manager for Hallmark for 17 years in Miami, FL and Fort Myers, FL. Diane has lived in Fort Myers since 1986.She is survived by her husband Thomas Hayes, sons, Christopher Hayes and Scott Hayes, daughter Amy Bobak (Eric), her children's pets which she considered her grandchildren, and countless friends who will miss her. A memorial service celebrating her life will be conducted in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15th, at 4:30. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:30 - 4:30. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.Words can never express the love her family has for her. She was the greatest wife and mother. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 4, 2011 - Florence Elizabeth (Ozor) Hayes, 85, passed on February 1, 2011. She was born June 13, 1925 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Wysocki) Ozor. Florence came here in 1966 from Bristol, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert; children, Liz (John) Kominar, Roberta Anderson, Robert (Becky) Hayes, Helen (Jonathon) Warren, David (Patty) Hayes, Barbara (Peter) Schroat, John (Kimberly) Hayes; a sister, Helen Chaga; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Florence was a catholic, a member of the German American Club, the Moose Lodge of Cape Coral and loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 28, 1924 - Frederick T. Hayes, age 76, died at Estero Sunday morning. Mr. Hayes was from Red Bank, N. J., and had been coming to Florida to spend the winters for many years. He is the father of Mrs. Guy Smith of Estero. His son, Robert E. Hayes, of Newark, N. J., arrived here yesterday for the funeral which was held at Englehardt's Chapel today at 2 p.m. The service was conducted by the Rev. F. A. Shore, Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 19, 1932 - The body of Benjamin S. Hays, found dead in bed Tuesday morning from acute indigestion, was sent to Sidney, Ill., yesterday for burial. Funeral services were held at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel yesterday afternoon with the Rev. O. T. Anderson in charge. Mrs. Cora Lee Doty of Kansas city, Mo., an aunt of the dead man, called the Powell funeral home by long distance telephone late Tuesday night and made arrangements for shipment of the body to Illinois, where he resided before coming to Fort Myers 20 years ago. Mrs. Doty made known that Mr. Hays, about whom little was known here, had been retired for many years from the Wabash railroad. He was a conductor for that line.
    Anderson-Patterson Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, FL - Dewdney Hayles, age 90, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on February 5, 2013 with his loving family at his side. Dewdney was born in Jamaica on October 20, 1922, the proud son of Euphemia (Robinson) and Author Hayles. Dewdney was the second of seven children with one surving sister, Ruby Reid. Dewdney worked at Roosevelt Hospital in New York until retirement. He then moved to Lehigh Acres and married Lynda in June, 1988. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his devoted wife Lynda M. (Goodman) Hayles; his daughters Joan and Diana Hayles; his stepdaughter Sandrea Butler (Bishop Charlie Butler); six grandchildren Theresa (Johnny) Moore; Elder Charles Butler, Khiana, Kevin and Sherrell (Zander) Lowery, Shymeen (Tremaine) Whitfield; and a number of extended family and a multitude of friends who were honored to know him. He is preceded in death by his son from a previous marriage, Albert Hayles and his stepson Glaister Brown. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Saint Anslem Episcopal Church, 2201 East 6th Street, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936. A funeral service will be celebrated by Rev. Marcel G. Algernon after the visitation at 11:00 AM. Dewdney will then travel in procession to his final resting place at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you instead consider a donation in Dewdney's memory to his place of worship, Saint Anslem Church of Lehigh Acres. Arrangements for Dewdney's final care have been entrusted to Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971. Those who wish to offer condolences to the family at this difficult time are urged to visit Dewdney's memorial webpage at www.andersonpatterson.com and sign the guestbook.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 29-31, 2013 - Shirley Bellamy Haynes entered into eternal life on January 27, 2013. She was born on August 19, 1927 in Gate City, VA to her parents Lyle and Pearl Bellamy. Shirley married her loving husband James K. Haynes on February 9, 1946 whom predeceased her in 1989. Survivors include her son James (Sue) Haynes, 2 grandsons Jay (Kristin) Haynes, Brett (Nicole) Haynes; 3 great grandchildren Kamryn, Kendyl, and Caleb Haynes. Shirley was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and served as an usher before her illness. The family will receive friends at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6 pm - 8 pm. A Graveside Service will be held at the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, February 1, 2013 beginning at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Shirley's life will take place at Grace United Methodist Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral on Saturday, February 2, 2013 beginning at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church in memory of Shirley. The family would like to thank Juniper Village, Coral Trace, and Hospice for the loving care they gave to our mother. In our Father's house there are many rooms-Mom is now home. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave the family a condolence.

       TAMPA — For the bulk of the Vietnam war, Samuel Hazelrig flew with the Wild Weasels, an elite group sometimes known as the "daredevils of the skies."He piloted an F-4 Phantom fighter over dense jungles, actually trying to attract surface-to-air missile fire. He was never shot down, but suffered longterm health consequences from the defoliant Agent Orange and post-traumatic stress disorder.Mr. Hazelrig, who eventually won back a good measure of the peace that had eluded him for decades, died May 13 of heart failure. He was 71.The Air Force created the Wild Weasels in 1965, after an F-4 was shot down by a SAM missile. The military knew about SAMs and had watched them being built, but could not see who was firing them because of the jungles.The North Vietnamese did have one vulnerability — the radar they used to track U.S. planes. The Weasels pilots had to be skilled enough to invite fire long enough for the enemy to turn on its radar — which revealed their position to a strike force of bombers trailing the first wave of planes.Because they not only drew fire but did not return until the strike force had left safely, Weasels sustained high casualty rates.Samuel Carlton Hazelrig was born in 1941 in Birmingham, Ala., where a 56-foot cast iron statue of Vulcan towers over the city and its steel mills. He moved to Tampa at age 13.Gabrielle Ayala, his girlfriend at Plant High, said Mr. Hazelrig was "a popular guy that people gravitated to." The sweethearts reconnected in the late 1970s and married.At the University of Florida, Mr. Hazelrig found his Alpha Tau Omega parties more meaningful than classes. Seeing he would likely be drafted anyway, Mr. Hazelrig enlisted in 1964 in order to land in the Air Force. He served as a navigator on a KC-135 air refueler, then trained as a pilot."He loved what he was doing," Ayala said, "flying those planes and going so fast, the fear and the adrenaline."Mr. Hazelrig re-enlisted twice. He flew 258 missions, 138 of them in enemy territory. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal (with three oak leaf clusters).His heroism came with hidden costs. Besides strategically attracting fire, Mr. Hazelrig dropped napalm and other ordnance. "I think that was the major contributing factor to the PTSD," his wife said.According to Thomas Hazelrig, his brother, "It's always you think you're bombing a jungle. But when you think there's a jungle with women and children in it, you can't let yourself go there."In 1971, Mr. Hazelrig tried to return his medals to his commanding officer.Mr. Hazelrig was discharged honorably in 1972, as a captain, after seven years, nine months and 25 days in the Air Force.He bounced around for seven or eight years, working odd jobs and crashing on friends' couches.Things improved after he married Ayala in 1981 and sold food for his father's brokerage company. But he found it hard to focus on paperwork. He also suffered "psychotic breaks," his wife said, usually at night. He would pace and shout, sometimes for hours.He applied for PTSD benefits but was his own worst enemy. "He would get cleaned up and act like everything was okay," his wife said. "Finally his counselor at the (Tampa) Vet Center said, 'Sam, you have to quit acting like you don't have it.' "The VA granted Mr. Hazelrig a PTSD disability nine years ago. He enjoyed science fiction, folk music and cookouts at his house, usually attended by fellow members of a PTSD support group.He suffered respiratory and heart ailments that caused his death.Though eligible for a military burial, Mr. Hazelrig had asked his wife to scatter his cremated remains in three places:She will drop some into Tampa Bay;She will go to California to sprinkle remains in the comforting quiet of redwood forests;Finally, she will bring Mr. Hazelrig's ashes to Birmingham. She will scatter them near the feet of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
    Fort Myers News-Press April 29, 2003 - Patricia Louise Heckel, 61, of Fort Myers, died suddenly in North Carolina March 18, 2002. She was born in Columbus, Ohio a daughter of the late Ronald and Mary E. Geller. Pat moved to the local area in 1956 and graduated from Ft. Myers High School. She worked in the Fort Myers Board of Health since 1975. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and she loved her husband, children and grandchildren. Mrs. Heckel is survived by her husband of 43 years Norman Q.; her children Susan (Max) Harrelle of LaBelle, Norman Q. (Sylvia) Heckel, Jr. of Lehigh Acres, Nathan (Michelle) Heckel of Lehigh Acres, Amy (Mike) Dale of Franklin, NC, and 13 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, a Dignity Provider on Friday at 100 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, on Thursday, 5 - 8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to the service. In her memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 14, 1935 - Mrs. Amanda Alice Hedges of LaBelle died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital after a short illness. She was the wife of R. V. Hedges, LaBelle auto dealer, and was well known in Fort Myers. Mrs. Hedges was 53 years old. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Henry Mattingly, one brother, Robert L. Mattingly of Maysville, Ky., and two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Booth and Miss Barbara Hedges of LaBelle. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with Rev. W. H. Edwards officiating. Interment will take place at the Fort Myers cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 29, 1932 - Funeral services for Miss Minnie Heggenberger, who died early Monday morning, will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. Rambler will officiate. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. William Heggenberger, brother of Miss Heggenberger, arrived yesterday from Detroit. Services had been held up pending his arrival.

      Fred Heidt

Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, December 16, 1946 - Joseph W. Heidt, 61, died at his home at 215 Central Avenue Saturday night. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Butler and Mrs. William R. Harris; three sons, Joseph W., Herbert and Frank. The body was sent to Savannah, Ga. yesterday afternoon by Lawrence A. Powell for funeral and interment.
     Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 2010 - Margaret Carolyn (Taylor)  Heim of Cape Coral passed away at the age of 93 on January 5, 2010. She was born on September 1, 1916 to Mary Helen Clapsaddle and Edgar Bowman Taylor in Alliance, Ohio. Carolyn attended Alliance High School and Mount Union College. She married John Wesley Heim in 1936, and moved to North Royalton, Ohio. In this, once rural, suburb of Cleveland, they raised five daughters as well as provided a second home for international students and others. They raised farm animals, gardened, began a spectrographic company, sailed on Lake Erie, and took their family on numerous camping and sightseeing trips around the country. Both Carolyn and John devoted themselves to their church, P.T.A., and community. A very hard worker, Carolyn assisted in many charitable fundraisers and might be found selling Swiss cheese or corn on the cob at a local homecoming festival, making apple butter, packing boxes for overseas war relief, or cooking in the church kitchen for a large crowd. With this bountiful compassion for others, she regularly assisted the needy at a Cleveland inner city mission. The couple retired to Cape Coral in 1978 where they continued their service to others. She and her husband participated in Habitat for Humanity and other local mission projects. She became a president of the original Cape Coral Garden Club, and was a member of the Cape Coral Historical Society where she tirelessly dedicated her time and effort to the rose garden and museum. Carolyn donated many hours of work at media centers at both Franklin Park and Ft. Myers Beach Elementary Schools. She volunteered as a "pink lady" at Cape Coral Hospital for more than 25 years and was a member and officer of the United Methodist Women for more than 70 years. She was very active in the Asbury Sunday school class, the mission committee, sewing group, Bible study groups, and the book group at her church. She was a member of Eastern Star for over 70 years. Carolyn was a lifelong learner and traveler and encouraged her family to do the same. She had visited virtually every state in the U. S. as well as most of the European countries, China, and Brazil. Her varied interests included missions, sewing for charities, traveling, learning, and current events. She was an avid reader. Carolyn is predeceased by her parents, beloved husband, sister Helen Marie, and her brother Roy. Her survivors are her five daughters: Mary Elizabeth ( Joseph) Harper of Fort Myers; Carolyn Suzanna (Richard) Quackenbush of Fullerton, CA; Nancy Kathryn (Robert) Squyres of Dallas, TX; Margaret Rosa (Roy) Rodriguez of Cape Coral; and Cynthia Lee (Philip) Henninge of Cape Coral; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 12 P.M. to 2:00P.M. with a service to begin at 2 P.M. at the Metz Funeral Chapel, 1306 Lafayette St, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be viewed and offered at: http://www.metzfuneralhome.com

Fort Myers News-Press,  May 8, 2005 - Harry E. Heinkel, 73 of N. Ft Myers passed away on Friday May 6, 2005. He was born November 21, 1931 in Gibsonton, Florida. He moved to N. Ft Myers from the Tampa area when he was just a teenager. This is where he met the love of his life Leona (Sissy) Long. They married in March 1952 and were happily married for 38 years. He was very active in the NFM Pop-Warner Football, NFM Little League and he also owned his own Plastering Business for over 40 yrs. Not only was he a well respected man in the construction business, he also was a very kind, considerate and loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed not only by his family but many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years Leona (Sissy) Heinkel. He is survived by his children, Donald (Karen), David, Doug (Sandy) Heinkel, Dianna "Del" Holloway all of N. Ft Myers and Dale "Misty" Heinkel of Clearwater, FL also 13 grandchildren, Danny, Christopher, Emily, Michelle, Benjamin, Destiny and Dakota Heinkel, Morgan Holloway all of N. Ft Myers, Ryan and Jeremy Heinkel of Clearwater, FL and Whitney Heinkel of Tennessee, Melissa and Denise Hubbard and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wed May 11, 2005 11 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82. The family will receive friends on Tues. May 10, 2005 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. The Rev. Gardner will be officiating.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 4 2007 - Long-time Sanibel and Fort Myers resident, Warner P. Heinstein died April 27, 2007 at Hope Hospice/Shell Point Village. He was 77 years old. Born in Gross-Umstadt Hesson, Germany, he moved to the United States in 1952 and to Sanibel in 1975.Well-known around the world for his scientific work and contributions to Polymer Technology, Werner graduated from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 1964 with a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering. He continued his education at the University of California and received a Ph.D. in Polymer Technology. His more recent work involved the development of a quantum chip with 7.87 hertz function. Warner was a long time member of Sanibel-Captiva American Legion Post 123 and was an active member of St. Isabel Catholic Church while living on Sanibel and the Church of the Resurrection after moving to Fort Myers in 1988.He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Stella Heinstein, (May 26, 2002). Warner leaves two daughters; Connie Walters, and her husband, Tracy, and Nancy Nolan and her husband, John; two grandchildren, Amanda and Tracy Walters, Jr.; and two brothers; Karl and Paul Heinstein; and one sister; Ursula Engeler. Memorial services will be held at The Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers on Wednesday, May 9th.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 25, 2001 - Lawrence J. Heinzman, 80, of Lehigh Acres, formerly of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, passed away February 22, 2001. He was born August 31, 1920 in Bellevue, PA to Kathryn Kelly Schiefer, deceased. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the U.S. Marine Corp. in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of American Legion Post #323 of Lehigh Acres and retired from Power Piping Company in Pittsburgh, PA after 40 years of service as a receiver. He is survived by his wife, Margaret J. Macklin Heinzman of 61 years; his sons, Thomas J. Heinzman and wife, Patricia of Slippery Rock, PA, Robert V. Heinzman and wife, Barbara, deceased of Lehigh Acres and James T. Heinzman and wife, Peggy of Lehigh Acres; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Mass of the Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank Hope Hospice for their kind and loving care of Mr. Heinzman.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February. 4, 1936 - Mrs. Ealine Heisler, 24, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital after a three-day illness. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. McLaughlin of Alva, two sons, Russell R. and Henry, and one brother, Russell. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the graveside in Alva. The Rev. Conway will officiate at the services. Arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 14, 2000 – Anna (Betz) Helenbrook, 73, of Fort Myers, died November 13, 2000. She was born in Germany a daughter to the late Joseph and Margaret Betz, she moved to the local area from Buffalo, NY 25 years ago. Mrs. Helenbrook is survived by her husband of over 50 years, William; her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ken Maynard of NY; her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sandy Helenbrook of Fort Myers, Dan and Tina Helenbrook of NY, Dave and Debby Helenbrook of Fort Myers; her brother, John Betz of NY; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Anna was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Chuck Nadler. A funeral service will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Charles Sullivan officIating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday 5 - 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Ft Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, 936-0555
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 17, 2011 - William D. Helenbrook, 85, of Fort Myers, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 while under the care of Hope Hospice. He was born August 1, 1926 in Buffalo, NY where he lived most of his life before retiring to Florida. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. Left to cherish his memory is his children: Barbara (Ken) Maynard, Daniel Helenbrook (Tina), David Helenbrook (Debby) and William Helenbrook (Sandra); his fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna in 2000 and his daughter, Linda Nadler in 1997. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 19, 2011 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with private burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. 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, June 9, 2011 - Theodore Heligman, 88, passed away June 7, 2011. He was born August 8, 1922 in St. Louis, MO to the late Albert and Rose (Chersky) Heligman. Before living in Fort Myers, Mr. Heligman lived in Sarasota, Detroit and Chicago. He enjoyed painting, sculpting, reading war history, opera, traveling and he worked his last 15 years teaching arts and crafts on cruise ships. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol; sons, Robert of Livonia, Michigan, David (and his wife, Janice) of Fort Myers, Florida, Richard (and his wife Donna) of West Bloomfield, Michigan; daughter, Marcia (and her husband, Bruce) Cole of Libertyville, Illinois; brother Jerome Heligman of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Betty Tons of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, Aaron, Samantha, Daniel, Sandy, Jordan, Ericka, Lindsey, Lauren and Chelsea; and a great-grandson, Julius. There will be a funeral on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Temple Beth El. Interment service with military honors will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    
Ryan McKay Hellard, age 18, of LaBelle, passed away January 18, 2013 in Fort Myers. He was born Oct. 8, 1994 in Lehigh Acres, FL, to Kevin Thomas and Christy Lynn (Smelcer) Hellard. He is survived by his parents Kevin Thomas and Christy Lynn (Smelcer) Hellard; brother: Kevin T. Hellard, Jr., grandfather, Joseph Hellard; grandmother, Pauline Hellard; grandmother, Marjorie Padgett. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm at LaBelle High School Auditorium, LaBelle with Youth Pastor Mauricio Briones officiating. Interment will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. 
   Fort Myers News-Press, February 29, 2012 - Reynold Edward "Ren" Helle, 86, of Lehigh Acres went home to be with the Lord on February 25, 2012. He was born in Curtice, Ohio on December 20, 1925 to Otto August and Amelia Louisa Helle. Reynold married Joy Lea Walker on March 10, 1945. They had no children. They moved to Lehigh Acres in 1985. Both he and Joy worked at Walmart and Publix. They were married for 60 years. Ren was a past Exalted Ruler of the Lehigh Acres Elks Lodge # 2602 and a member for 30 plus years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his dear wife, Joy and his brothers, Clarence, Herben and Wilbert. He leaves behind nieces and nephews to cherish his memory. The funeral service will be held at 12 PM Sunday, March 4 at Faith Lutheran Church 705 Leeland Heights Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to his guardian Barbara Emery c/o Hodges Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church. Info. (239) 369-2181.
     Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home , Fort Myers, FL - Mona E. Helmerich, 92, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born August 14, 1921 in Farmersville, OH and moved to Fort Myers from Lake Cable, OH in 1962. She has been a member of McGregor Baptist Church since 1962 where she was active in Vacation Bible School and the Women’s Ministry. Mrs. Helmerich leaves to cherish her memory, her four children: Mick Helmerich (wife, Mary) of Fort Myers, Sally Hart of Winter Gardens, Mary Wahl of Largo and Frank Helmerich (wife, Sarah) of Fort Myers; her brother, Norman Dillon of Arizona; her grandchildren: Stephanie, Matthew, Melissa, Christopher, Amy, Heather and John; her great grandchildren: Joshua, Zachary, Emily, Caroline, Laura, Isaiah, Savannah, Lydia and Cole. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John F. Helmerich in 1985. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM on Friday, March 14, 2014 at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Private burial will take place in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gabriel House, 16520 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908. 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 offered at:www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Ruby Earline Helton, age 62, of LaBelle, passed away November 29, 2012 in Fort Myers. She was born Jan. 25, 1950 in Tampa, FL, to the late Perry Marvin and Jewel Lee (Hall) Ballard. Survivors include her son: Harold "Bubba" Stacy of LaBelle, daughters: Carmen (Husband Juan) Guijosa of LaBelle and Martha "Whoadie" Helton of LaBelle, mother: Jewel (Late Perry) Ballard of LaBelle, brother: Perry Ballard II of LaBelle, sister: Joan Phillips (Late Rodney); grandchildren: Juan (Dakota) Guijosa, Ana Guijosa, Adam Guijosa, Stefani Guijosa, Christian Guijosa, Amberli Guijosa and Angel Guijosa and great granddaughter: Kyleen Joleen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Helton.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Cliff Gobble officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Wed, Dec. 5, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News Press, Thursday, November 10, 1988 - Annie Mae Helveston, 71, of Fort Myers died Saturday. A native of Sarasota, Fl., she was a lifelong resident of this area. Mrs. Helveston is survived by a son, Bill H elveston of Oklahoma City, Okla., a daughter, Rose Green of Fort Myers; a sister, Viola Kelly of Sarasota, Fl.; seven grandchildren and eight grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd. with Rev. Wayne Beeler, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press-- Betty Johnson Helveston, 72, of Tice, passed away Sunday, August 29, 1999 at Lehigh Acres. A native of Fort Myers, she was born November 1, 1926 to Robert Fulton and Edith Smith-Johnson. Mrs. Helveston was preceded in death by three of her brothers and two of her children, Sandra Helveston and Bobby Helveston who died in Vietnam. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Grady S. Helveston, Sr., of Tice; her two sons, Grady Helveston, Jr. of Fort Myers, Percy Helveston and Fiance Kitty Derby of Fort Myers; her daughters, Darlene Mayfield and husband Jack of Lehigh Acres, Deborah Davis and husband Alvin of Vonore, TN; Brenda Watson and husband Walter of Madisonville, TN; her sisters, Marjorie Cross and Billie Redding-Smith both of Attopulous, GA, Barbara Thompson and husband Joe of Alva, Kitty Whitaker of Punta Gorda, Peggy Jacobs and husband Wayne of Punta Gorda; her sisters-in-law, Zelma Helveston, and Doris Helveston both of Fort Myers and Peggy Johnson of North Fort Myers; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.Mrs. Helveston loved all her children, grand and great-grandchildren, but one took her and her husband heart, Jason Lee Wilson whom they raised. Jason played baseball for nine years at Billy Bow Legs Park and his grandmother didn't miss a game or a practice. Since his grandmother's sickness Terry Wagner, Jr., has come to help everyday by cooking supper and helping his legally blind grandfather feed his animals. There is a close friend Phil Carr who drives Mr. Helveston around town and to the feed store.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 22, 2009 - Bill T. "Gabby" Helveston, 73, died Friday, September 18, 2009. Born September 13, 1936 in Tice, Lee County, Florida the son of John Earl and Annie Mae (Whidden) Helveston. He graduated from High School at Coral Shores in Almarada while his family lived at Tavernier on Key Largo, Florida. He was married to the former Miss Margaret R. "Maggi" Houk on November 4, 1960. Bill retired from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Sr. Master Sergeant, E8, and also from Civil Service as an Administrator. He is survived by wife, Maggi, Son, Eric and wife Marcy, adopted daughter, Tawana and husband Bill Sides, II, grandchildren, Garrett, Lauren, Brandi, Crystal, Billy, III, sister, Rose and husband Francis Morse. Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Burial will be at 2:00 PM at the National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home. Amaranth, Masonic and Military funeral ceremonies will be performed. You may sign the online guestbook or leave a memory for the family by going to http://www.hayhurstfh.com and clicking online tributes. Hayhurst, 918-258-9623.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 14, 2006 - Grady Samuel Helveston Sr., age 82 one of the greatest men, passed away at home on Monday, October 23, 2006. He was born July 1, 1924, Moore Haven, Florida, to the late Percy Samuel and Tomzie Helveston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty and their two children, Sandra Ann and Robert Fulton. He served in the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post #0351. He loved raising farm animals and most of all, his chickens.Grady leaves behind a sister, Zelma Wieland and five children, Grady Jr., Percy Wayne, Darlene Jean of Fort Myers, Deborah Jane and Brenda Sue of Tennessee. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Grady also leaves behind his fiancé, Deborah Hime and many many friends.Funeral services for Grady will be held on Friday, October 27, 2006 at Anderson Funeral Home, Palm Beach Blvd. Viewing for the family will be from 10-11 AM and for friends 11-12. Service will be 12-1 PM followed to Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Wilson, Jason Wilson, Grady Helveston 3rd, Terry Wagner, Joshua Helveston, Chris Elder Helveston and Carl Fowler

Fort Myers News-Press, May 19, 1935 - Funeral services for Capt. Herman Helveston, 25-year-old Collier City boatman who died Friday, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Punta Gorda with the Rev. K. Hollister officiating. Interment will be in the Punta Gorda cemetery and the procession will leave from the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home on First street at one o'clock. Percy Helveston, brother of Captain Helveston, announced yesterday that his proposed solo voyage to Cuba in a small sailboat had been indefinitely postponed following the death. His attempt was scheduled to start today.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 6-8, 2011 - Frank Joseph Hemelgarn, Jr., 84, of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011. He was born June 14, 1927 in Germantown, OH and moved to Fort Myers Beach in the mid 40's. He was an entrepreneur and developer including Tip Top Isles in Fort Myers Beach and the Times Square Restaurant as well as many other businesses. He was member of First Baptist Church of Alva. Mr. Hemelgarn is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rebecca N. Hemelgarn; his daughter, Sandra Brown (Douglas) of Fort Myers; his sister, Donna Guffey of Germantown, OH; his grandson, Robert Williams (Mary Jane) of Fort Myers and his great grandchildren: Andrew, Alexander, Noah, Brooke, Seth and Rebecca-Kay "Scout". Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from noon 12:00 PM 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. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers Press, February 17, 1910 - Been Called Up Higher - One of Our Dear Old Land-Marks Has Gone to Her Reward in Heaven - Wednesday morning when the announcement was made that one of our dearest of women, "Grandma" Henderson, was dead, it cast a gloom over the entire city, that time alone can lift.   Many years may roll over our heads, but the memory of this dear woman will remain with us.  She was known and loved by everybody.   Her home has been here for the past 25 years, and by her lovable disposition, she had drawn about her a circle of friends that will bow their heads in sorrow when they read that she is no more.  Mrs. Georgia C. Henderson was born at Thomasville, Ga., 79 years ago.  She was a most active woman all her life.  As a church worker she began in early childhood, and for many years has been a member of the Baptist Church.  In this city she was known for her goodness and charity.  No one ever appealed to her in vain for succor! She went about with an open hand.  Fifty odd years she had been married, but several years ago her husband preceded her over the river, and is now with her where partings are no more.  Up to last Sunday she had been in the best of health, considering her age, but she was taken ill on that day.  For the rest of the day and Monday she was rather feeble, but on Tuesday she stated that she was feeling very well.  In fact the writer met her on the street Tuesday and in response to his greeting and question as to "how are you, Grandma," she replied in her usual motherly tone, "very well, thank you my son."  Tuesday night she retired feeling well, but about 9 o'clock she awoke and called Miss Welsh, with whom she was sleeping and remarked that it was time to take her medicine.  She got up and walked onto the front porch. Soon she came back into the room and sat down in a chair and in a few moments expired.  A peculiar thing about her death is the fact she died in the same chair and in the same corner of the room in which her husband passed away.  The chair was presented to her husband by Mr. Ed. L. Evans, during his sickness.  A sad incident in connection with this death is the fact that her son, Robert, whom she idolized, was away in St. Louis on business and did not of course know of his great loss until notified by wire.  He will arrive in this city tomorrow (Friday) night.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Baptist Church; the services will be conducted by Rev. E. K. Shults, pastor.  Words fail us in expressing grief at the loss of this good woman, who is one of the oldest land-marks, and it only goes to show that they are fast passing away.  She leaves a large family of children, all now grown, two of them ministers of the gospel, Rev. Jasper Henderson, a Baptist preacher of Georgia, Rev. Geo. S. Henderson, a Methodist preacher of Webster, Fla.  It is now quite probable that all the children living will be here when the last sad rites are performed.  The body was taken in charge by The Carl F. Roberts Co. and embalmed. They will have charge of the interment, which will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.  To all who mourn we extend sympathy, for we really feel that we have lost a good friend, though you have lost a mother.   On account of the death of Mrs. Henderson the store of R. A. Henderson will be closed Saturday.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Died, of paralysis, Saturday (January 14, 1893) at 3 o'clock, a.m., at his residence in this city, Jasper M. Henderson, Sr., aged 65 years. Jasper M. Henderson was born in Pulaski County, Ga., in 1827, but has been a resident of Florida 35 or 40 years. He leaves a widow and eight children, and five have preceded him to the "other shore." "Uncle Jasper" has lived a useful life and died regretted by all. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    The Fort Myers News-Press, December 23, 2009 - Malcom B. Henderson, 91, of Ft. Myers, FL, went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2009. He was born June 11, 1918 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife Viola Henderson of Ft. Myers, daughters: Pam (Michael) La Riviere of Ft. Myers, Judy (Glenn) Saunders of Sylvester, GA; grandchildren Britten La Riviere, Bethany Saunders, Melodie Saunders, and Jamie (Melanie) Saunders. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marion Henderson and a son Michael Henderson. He was an active member of Gateway Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday December 24, 2009 at Gateway Baptist Church 13240 Griffin Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33913. Interment services will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Today Wednesday December 23, 2009 at Kiser Funeral Home 9231 Cypress Lake Drive in Ft. Myers from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to Gateway Baptist Mission Fund 13240 Griffin Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33913 or to Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Thurs., January 17, 1935 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Wilson Henderson, 67-year-old pioneer Lee county citizen, will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Henderson residence on Second street. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Bell of the First Methodist church and interment will follow at the family burial plot in Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Henderson was the widow of the late R. A. Henderson, sr. Mrs. Henderson died Tuesday morning after a short illness at the Lee Memorial hospital.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 6, 2011 - Margaret Louise "Marge" Henderson, age 97, died peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Friendship Village of Columbus Health Center. She was born October 15, 1913 in Fostoria, Ohio and is preceded in death by her parents John and Laura Rausch; brothers, Walter and Eugene Rausch and sisters, Ida Kuentz and Helen Rausch; her husband Roy Huffman and second husband Jack enderson and son-in-law Tom Hill. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lee Hill, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Craig Hill of Plain City, Ohio and Kristin Hill of Austin, Texas. Margaret was affectionately known as "GG" to her great-grandchildren: Thomas Hill, Kyrie Maxwell, Devin Hill and Shannon Miller. Margaret graduated from Flat Rock Township High School, in Florida, Ohio in 1932 where she served as first violinist in the orchestra and vice-president of the senior class. Margaret attended business school and worked as a secretary after high school. Looking for adventure, she enlisted in the United States Navy in January, 1944 and was honorably discharged February, 1946 as a Yeoman, First Class. She served as an administrative assistant to the Navy V-12 Unit at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she was issued the WWII Victory Medal. Margaret traveled extensively throughout the world, except Canada. She saw the world with an artistic flair that touched all who knew her. She was an avid reader and her family and friends cherished her zest for life and her genuine concern for others. Margaret retired to her "Heaven on Earth" Fort Myers, Florida from the farmland of Northwest Ohio. The ocean, marine life and tropical flora became a passion in her life. Swimming, aerobic exercise classes, traveling, card clubs and bingo were among her varied interests while keeping a watchful eye on her family "up North" to make sure they were ok. Independence, resiliency, determination and love of family were the cornerstones of her life. The family wishes to thank Friendship Village of Columbus for the dedicated care given to Margaret while she lived in the independent, assisted living and health care sections of the community. Ohio Health- HomeReach Hospice provided personalized life-affirming care and support to Margaret in her final months as well as much needed support to her family. In lieu of flowers, friends, if they wish, may make memorial contributions to HomeReach Hospice, Ohio Health Foundation, 180 East Broad St., Floor 32, Columbus, OH 43215-9480, in Margaret's memory. A private graveside memorial with military honors will be held for Margaret by her family at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Ft. Myers, Florida. Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio 43065 (614)-792-1471 is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit: www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Wednesday, October 8, 1986 - Michael K. Henderson, 40, of Belleview, Fla., died Tuesday. He was a member of Cypress Lake Baptist Church. Survived by his parents, Malcolm and Marion Henderson of Fort Myers and a sister, Mrs. Pam LaRiviere of Fort Myers. Funeral service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Cypress Lake Baptist cCurch with Rev. Danny Harvey, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Phil Kiser Funeral Home, Inc., 1280 Cypress Lake Dr., Thursday from 6-8 pm. and at Cypress Lake Baptist Church, Friday from 12-1 p.m. Family prefers memorial contributions be made to American Heart Assn.

The Fort Myers Press, April 2, 1896 - Mrs Nancy Hendry Henderson Passes Away – Died at her home in this city Saturday morning, March 29, 1896 at 6 a.m., Nancy Ann, beloved wife of Mr. B. E. Henderson, aged 20 years, 11 months and 16 days.  Nancy Ann Hendry was born in Fort Myers, Fla., April 13, 1875, and the greater part of her life was passed at this place.  She was of a bright, winning disposition, and universally beloved by all who knew her.  At 17 she became a member of the Baptist church, the remainder of her brief life being spent in a ceaseless effort to do good.  In 1892 she was married to Mr. B. E. Henderson, of this place, one child, Ebbie, being born to them.  The little one died a few months ago, and since then Mrs. Henderson has rapidly declined.  For many months she has been a patient sufferer with consumption, and although every effort was made by loving relatives to save her, the insidious disease slowly sapped her strength until Sunday morning, at 6 o'clock, surrounded by the loving members of her family , she commended her soul to Christ, and peacefully passed away. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Sunday evening at 4 o'clock, after which all that was mortal of the loved and loving daughter, sister, wife and friend, was deposited in her sepulcher, to await the final judgment day.  Young, beautiful and accomplished, she will be missed by all. May time assuage the wound.
    Fort Myers Tropical News, Tuesday, December 30, 1930 - Simply, as he had lived, and with reverent tributes from scores of friends whose number included viritually all of the civic and business leaders of Lee County, R. A. Henderson, Sr. was laid to his final rest yesterday. The pioneer trader and public official succumbed to a year's illness Sunday, a month before his 65th birthday. The services held at the Henderson home on Second and Hendry streets, were conductd by the Rev. G. S. Roberts of the First Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. O. A. Thrower, former pastor there, and burial in the Fort Myers Cemetery followed. Previously the body had lain in state during the forenoon at the L. W. Engelhardt & Sons chapel. It was a simple funeral, but it was unmistakably the funeral of a leading citizen. It was attended by city and county officials, members of the Masonic Order and the Knight of Pythias, to which Mr. Henderson belonged, employees of the Big Cash Store, which he established 45 years ago, pioneer contemporaries and many of a legion he had befriended and assisted in the course of an active lifetime As they gathered to pay their last respects they spoke of Mr. Henderson's humanity, of his generosity, of his success in business and his efficiency in public office, and the keynote of all the expressions seemed to be integrity. The active pallbearers were Sheriff f. B. Tippins, County Commissioner Edgar J. Blount, L. M. Stroup, Capt. George F. Kinzie, J. E. fFxworthy and Ben Clay. As honorary pallbearers were Carl F. Roberts, Dr. W. H. Winkler, B. P. Matheson, A. L. White, H. B. Hoyer, F. Irving Holmes, Capt. J. Fred Menge, W., P. Henley, P. John Hart, M. S. Gonzalez and John M. Boring. Mr. Henderson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mamie Henderson, and John M. Boring. Mr. Henderson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mamie Henderson, and two sons, R. A. Jr. and Frank. A daughter, Marie, preceded him in death and the family plot in which he was buried also holds the body of Mrs. R. A. Henderson, Jr. Robert Abner Henderson was born at Madison, Fla., Feb. 11, 1866, and the friends who showered him with greetings on his birthday anniversary each year remembered it by that of Thomas A. Edison's, which occurs the same day. Mr. Henderson moved to Cochran, Ga. in 1877, but returned to Florida in 1884 and went to Live Oak. A year later he came to Fort Myers by boat to work as a clerk in the Towles & Hendry grocery store.Soon afterwards Mr. Henderson founded the Big Cash store, today one of the largest businesses in this section. The store opened on the northwest corner of First and Jackson streets and later was moved across the street to a frame building on the present site of the Bank of Fort Myers. Here the business grew until at one time branches were operated in Buckingham and LaBelle. In a few years the business was moved again to the building on the southwest corner of Main and Hendry, and in 1920 moved into the quarters which it now occupies at Hendry and Anderson avenue. Mr. Henderson's public career is marked by his sponsorship, as representative in the legislature in 1923, of the creating Collier and Hendry counties from Lee county.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, May 11, 1933 - Funeral services for Robert L. Henderson, killed in an automobile accident Tuesday afternoon at Brooksville, were held yesterday afternoon with burial at Fort Myers cemetery. The Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Pallbearers were Fred Gonzalez, Harry Hendry, Santi Armeda, jr., Otis Funck, Lawrence Peurifoy and James Strickland, Lawrence A. Powell was in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2011 -  Mrs. Ruth (Hill) Henderson, age 87, of Fort Myers Florida, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. She was born Oct. 23, 1923 in Seaford, Delaware to Victor and Dorothy Hill Sr. Besides her parents, Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Henderson Sr., 9 brothers, 2 sisters, and a nephew, Steve Vickers. Ruth is survived by her sister, Eunice Vickers of DE, daughter Vicki and husband Wayne Aylor of VA, niece Yvonne and husband Dave Mercer of MD, niece Diane McClay of Mo., and several other loved ones. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Funeral Services will be on Friday at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 10, 1950 - Mrs. Tillit T. Henderson (Emma Leonora), who had lived in Fort Myers since before the turn of the century, died yesterday at her home on Cleveland Avenue. Member of a prominent pioneer family, she was 76 years old. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Engelhardt Chapel with Rev. Millard Cleveland officiating. Pallbearers will be L. L. Summons, S. P. Abbott, C.H. Nelson, O. C. Lamb, LaFayette Armeda and P. B. Crews, Jr. Burial will follow in the Fort Myers Cemetery. It was announced that friends may call at the funeral home until time of services today. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. W. Mock of West Palm Beach, Mrs. R. L. Fuller of New Orleans adn Mrs. Grover E. Gerald of Fort Myers; a son, James T. Henderson of Fort Myers; four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Carter of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Carrie Nelson of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. B. F. Armstrong of Varnville, S.C., and Miss Mae Tuten of Hampton, S.C.; two brothers, L. H. and W. J. Tuten of Hampton, S.C., 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Henderson was born March 7, 1874 in Hampton County, South Carolina.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 2009 - Viola Ann Henderson (ViAnn) age 44, of Fort Myers, passed away on March 3rd, 2009. She was born on August 12, 1964 in Fort Myers to her loving parents, Rass E. and Mary F. Henderson.In addition to her parents, ViAnn is survived by her "Cowboy" Stephen Perrella, brother Tom Henderson (Debi), sister Camy Padilla (Jeff), nieces and nephews Jennifer Mick, Kristy Henderson, Danielle Ann Zielinski and Justin Padilla, as well as great-nephew Preston Furnbach and Baby SoSo.Visitation will be held Friday, March 6th, from 6-8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.Anderson Funeral Home,Lehigh Acres, FL
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 1954 - Mrs. W. M. Hendred (Beta C.), 68, a resident of Bonita Springs for the past 16 years, died yesterday. Surviving are her husband, W. M Hendred, a son, George C. Goforth, Belle Glade, and four grandchildren. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.January 5, 1954 - Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Hendred will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Cline Williams oficiating, assisted by Rev. Collins. Pallbearers will be Charles Merchell, Clifford McSwain, Glenn Lyles, Stanley Whidden, Harry Gaskell and Mr. Land. Honorary bearers will be W. A. Gibson, Perry Jarvis, Tom McManus, Commer Benson and William Hooks. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery

  Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2006 - Hilda Hendricks, 94, passed away on March 1, 2006. Hilda was born Dec. 5, 1911, in Liverpool, TX, to John and Ona Hendricks. She spent her younger years in Murray, KY, and in 1925 moved with her family to Bonita Springs. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and went on to attend FL State College for Women (FL State University) and graduated in 1934 with a Bachelor of Science degree in math. She also attended Cornell University and Univ. of California in Los Angeles. Hilda taught school in the public schools of Lee County for three years and West Palm Beach for twelve years. She also taught for two years with the Air Force Education Program at Itazuke Air Force Base in Japan. Hilda returned to Fort Myers and became a realtor working for Douglas Chambers Real Estate Co. and Woody Mays Realty for 20 years before retiring. She was a member of the Unity Church in Fort Myers. Hilda spent her latter years at The Palms Retirement Center, in Fort Myers and The Aristocrat Assisted Living facility in Naples. Hilda is survived by her brother, Samuel Hardin Hendricks, of Highland, NC and four nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held at the Unity Church in Bonita Springs on Livingston Road on Tuesday, March 21 at 2 PM
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 28, 1938 - John H. Hendricks, 63-year-old retired carpenter, died yesterday at his home on Cottage street after being in ill health for several years. He has made his home in Fort Myers for the past 10 years, coming here from Murray, Ky. Mr. Hendricks is survived by his widow, Ona Hendricks; two daughters, Hilda Hendricks of Palm Beach and Mrs. Vance Strickland of Bonita Springs; a son, Harden Hendricks of Fort Myers and a sister, Mrs. W. T. Chester of Murray, Ky. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Spooner and Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. Rembert Guy and R. T. Pepper of Wauchula officiating. Pallbearers will be J. S. Tarrer, B. C. Foxworthy, Roy Cochran, W. B. Spillers, Johnny Jones and Capt. Fred Roberts. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
    Fort Myers Tropical News, Sun., January 27, 1929 - Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today for A. L. Hendrickson, 63, of LaBelle, who died Friday night after a three-years' illness. The services will be held from the Engelhardt chapel in charge of the Rev. F. A. Shore of St. Luke's Episcopal church. Burial will take place in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Hendricksen is survived by a wife and four children.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 21, 2007 - Retired, Major Benny Eugene Hendrix Sr.,, 83, of Fort Myers, Florida died December 20, 2007 at the Shell Point Hospice Center. He was the lifelong resident of Florida. He served 31 years of service with the Florida Marine Patrol, served in the Navy during WWII on board a LST as a radio operator and served as Exhaulted Ruler of Elk's Club #1288.Survivors include his wife, Lois Hendrix, sons, B.E. Hendrix, Jr., Glen Hendrix and daughter Gale Leger, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and brother, Tommy Hendrix and sister Lilla Curtis.Visitation will be held Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, located at 1589 Colonial Blvd. from 1-3 PM. Funeral services will be held at 3PM. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be submitted to Shell Point Hope Hospice of Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News Press, May 9, 1921 - Puts end to troubles with bullet through heart at her home Mrs. Clyde Hendrix, of Immokalee, is central figure in tragedy husband gets veiled threat. "Trouble Over When You Come Back" Last Words of 25 Year Old Wife. "Our troubles will be over when you come back" These were the last words spoken by Mrs. Lula Hendrix, wife of Clyde Hendrix, storekeeper at Immokalee, yesterday. As Hendrix walked out of the yard a shot sounded from the house. Running back, Hendrix found his wife dead, a bullet from a .38 calibre revolver having plowed through her heart. The tragic suicide of Mrs. Hendrix, it was stated today, was the culmination of family trouble that had existed for some time. Mrs. Hendrix was 25 years old, and leaves one child, a little girl 7 years of age. The body was brought to Fort Myers late yesterday, and funeral services were held here today, interment being in the Fort Myers cemetery. The tragedy cast a gloom over the little community of Immokalee, were Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix had lived for several years.***Fort Myers News Press, May 10, 1921 - Funeral serevices are held for Mrs Clyde Hendrix, Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde Hendrix, wife of Clyde Hendrix, storekeeper at Immokalee, who ended her life with a bullet through her heart at her home Sunday, were held yesterday afternoon. Interment was in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Hendrix, who was 22 years of age, shot herself through the heart Sunday, the bullet, a steel jacketed projectile from a .32 calibre Colt's automatic, passing entirely through her body. The tragedy occurred as Mrs. Hendrix was preparing breakfast Sunday morning and while her husband was absent from the house for only a few minutes. Mr. Hendrix stated today that he was at a loss to account for his wife's suicide, as he declared that there had been no family troubles. Two children survive, one between 4 and 5 years old, and the other between 7 and 8 years of age.

     Fort Myers News-Press, May 19, 2013 - Althea Jean (Horne) Hendry, 102 years old, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at her home in Cullowhee. The daughter of the late John C. and Julia Wright Horne, she was born January 21, 1911 in Fort Myers, Florida. She grew up in Estero, Florida as a young girl. She loved her flowers, especially pansies and violets. She was presented her high school diploma by Thomas Edison. She loved traveling, decorating and taking care of her home but she loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren the most. She truly practiced her Methodist Faith and belief in Jesus. She is survived by her husband of 80 years Ed Hendry of the home  Son, Derald Hendry of Franklin ;Daughters,Jean (James) Wood of Waynesville and Karen (Jerry) Hughes of Westminster, SC. Grandmother of  Tammy (Steven) Ott, Cindy (John) Williamson, Ben (Amy) Riddling, Christina Dordal, Jamie Wood and Cheryl Hopkins ; great-grandmother of Jordan Israel, Jeanna ( John) Thomas, Aaron (Kristen) Israel, Michelle Israel, Melanie Israel, Josh Williamson, Brett (Marie)Williamson, Justin Dordal, Taylor Dordal, Isaac Riddling, Isabelle Riddling, Alexis Riddling, Elizabeth Schum, Anna Grace ; Great Great mother of Ainsley Kovack, Jackson Thomas, Julia Thomas, Jacob Israel .Graveside Services will be held 1:00 PM Monday May 20, 2013 at Wike Cemetery in Cullowhee, NC. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cullowhee Fire and Rescue, PO Box 2470, Cullowhee, NC 28723.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 31, 2014 - Anita Ann Hendry, 71, of Tampa died peacefully July 17, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Born to Caleb and Grace Hendry. She was a proud Floridian and Southerner. She retired as the administrative assistant to the provost at the University of South Florida. She enjoyed membership in many clubs and organizations most recently with Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She is survived by her daughter Cynde Davis (David), sisters, Betty George, Debbie Sumner (Scott); brother, Caleb C. Hendry, Jr. (Jan); and her beloved grandchildren Tucker and Rebecca. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her soul mate, Bryant Barco. The family would like to especially thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Tampa General Hospital's Lung Transplant Program for their outstanding medical care and the precious gift of life. We hope that her fight has made a contribution in the future health of others. A memorial service will be held at graveside, Saturday afternoon, August 2, at 3 o'clock at Providence Cemetery, 5416 Providence Road, Riverview, Florida

     Fort Myers News-Press, September 7, 1917 - The Death Of Mrs. Francis Asbury (Ardeline Ross Lanier) Hendry Occurred Last Night At Residence Of Her Daughter Mrs. J. F. Menge. Today a spirit of profound sadness prevails among the residents of Fort Myers, due to the death of Mrs. Adeline [sic] Laner [sic] Hendry, the beloved relict of Capt. F. A. Hendry, which occurred last night at 7:15 o’clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Menge, 153 Fowler street, of valvular heart trouble. Mrs. Hendry was in the 83rd year of her life, and had been a resident of Fort Myers for about 50 years. She was one of the most highly respected and universally beloved of the city’s older inhabitants, and was known to practically every one who had lived here for any length of time. "She was the mother of 11 children, five of whom are dead. She had no brothers, and but one sister, Mrs. Cuthbert Rockner, who is also dead. Three sons, Louis Asbury, George Milton, and Francis Marvin, and three daughters, Virginia Lee Menge, Carrie Belle Evans and Lucretia Pearl Carlton, are among the immediate relatives who are left to mourn her loss, her husband having preceded her to the grave some months since. She lived to see five of her children, Laura Jane Thompson, James Edward Hendry, Julia Ellen Hendry and two unnamed infants, pass away. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren still live to mourn her loss, to all of whom she was very dear, and who will grieve for her with a great grief that will not soon be comforted.The funeral service was held today at 11:30 o’clock, at the residence of Captain and Mrs. J. F. Menge, and was one of the most largely attended that ever occurred in Fort Myers, showing the high esteem in which she was held by the large circle of friends who had know and loved her during her lifetime. Dr. J. P. Hilburn of the local Methodist church presided over the impressive funeral rites of that church. The pallbearers were : W. J. Odom, J. E. Foxworthy, C. J. Stubbs . Burial followed at Frierson-Hendry Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 26, 1935 - Bertha Gould Hendry, 45, wife of Fred E. Hendry of 628 Riverside avenue in the East End, died yesterday morning at Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 this morning at the Edgewood Methodist church with the Rev. Henry L. Wiggins officiating. Pallbearers will be Ben King, C. Q. Stewart, Elmer Ward, Clarence Sherouse, Clarence Sumner and Clarence Clutz. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery with Engelhardt and Sons in charge. Mrs. Hendry was born in Clay, W. V., March 5, 1890. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Gould who moved to Tampa in 1906 and to Fort Myers the following year. She was maried to Mr. Hendry in 1909. She has been a member of the Methodist church for 30 years and has always taken an active part in religious work. At the time of her illness she was serving the Edgewood church as president of the missionary society, organist and choir member. Besides her husband she is survived by nine children, Earle, Edward, Greetice, Sara Nell, Jewel, Lloyd, Marjorie, Richard and Charles.
    Ft Myers News-Press, June 10, 2012 - Charles David Hendry, Sr, 81, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. At his side, as always, was his devoted and loving wife of 61 years, Deena Lee Grantham Hendry. He was born on April 20, 1931, to the late Fred Earl Hendry and Bertha Greetice Gould Hendry. He was predeceased by his son, Dennis Lee Hendry, and is survived by his son, Dr. Charles D. Hendry, Jr, and his daughter, Cynthia L. Hendry. Grandchildren are Jared B. Hendry, Philip J. Hendry, Joshua L. Hendry and Joy A. Hendry, and brothers, Edward Hendry of Cullowhee, NC and Lloyd G. Hendry of Fort Myers. Charles, a member of the Fort Myers pioneer Hendry family, graduated from Fort Myers High School, class of 1949, and attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland. He spent his business career in the automotive and tire industry, managing the Firestone Tire and O.K. Tire Stores. Charles was an avid outdoorsman. He loved boating, fishing, and camping. Later in life he loved to garden, citrus, mango, avocado, and vegetables were plentiful around the Hendry household with enough to share with his extended family and friends. For many years, Charles faithfully served and worshiped at Edgewood United Methodist Church. More recently he was a founding member of the Guiding Light Community Church where he served as Vice Chairman of the Board. Charles will be especially remembered by all those who were blessed to have known him. He had a great love for the Lord, his family and friends. He will be remembered for his generous spirit and passion for helping others. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to Dr. Jamie Alvarez, and the healthcare professionals at Gulf Coast Medical Center, and the medical professionals at the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL. A private interment took place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Charles' Life will be held on July 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM at The Guiding Light Community Church, 1360 Touchstone Road, North Fort Myers, FL. 33903. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the following: The Guiding Light Community Church or The Francis Asbury Hendry Scholarship Fund at Edison State College in Fort Myers, FL. Words of comfort may be submitted to www.Harvey-Engelhardt.com.
     Fort Myers News-Press, July 20, 1893 - Died, of heart disease, on Friday morning, July 14, 1893, at his residence in this city, Capt. Chas. W. Hendry, aged 69 years. Capt. Hendry was born in Lowndes county, Georgia, July 8th, 1824, and grew to manhood there. Twenty-one years ago he moved with his family to this county, and has since made his home here and at Key West. The captain was one of the pioneers and leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances, besides his wife and four children to mourn his loss. His family were all with him in his last illness except his son, James, who has charge of the telegraph office at Beresford. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Sweat, on Saturday morning, and all that was mortal of "Uncle Charlie" was laid to rest.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 1961 - Mrs. Edna M. Hendry, 83, of 228 Figuera St., Tice, died Saturday night. She had lived here for the past 51 years. Survivors include her husband, William Judd Hendry; two sons, Alonzo Hendry and Dick Hendry; a daughter, Miss Gladys Hendry of Fort Myers; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Tice Methodist church. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. James Ulmer officiating. Pallbearers will be Perry Prevatt, Robert Griffis, Bank Pearce, Sheriff Flanders Thompson, Lloyd Hendry and J. B. Stancel. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Henely, Samp Brown, W. H. Reynolds, Sr. and J. A. Williams. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 4, 2001 -  Edward Murdock Hendry was born on Oct. 13, 1935 in Panama City, FL, son of the late Leah Crevassee and Edward Everett Hendry. He was a great-grandson of Florida pioneer, Captain Francis Asbury Hendry. Ed lived his entire life in his beloved State of Florida. Loved and loving father, grandfather and brother died March 2, 2001. Ed grew up in Ft. Myers and graduated from Ft. Myers High School where he excelled in sports. He then attended college on an athletic scholarship and later served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. Ed never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who was privileged to know him. He was a gentle man with great strength of character who blessed the lives of family and friends alike. It is our great loss and heaven's gain. Ed is survived by his children, Edward Murdock Hendry, Jr. and wife, Amy; Kathy Agerter and husband, Jeff, Lori Beck and husband, Sheldon and Debi Fortin and husband, Troy; 10 grandchildren; Edward Murdock (Doc) Hendry, III, Brittany Hendry, Ashley Hendry, Austin Agerter, Abbey Agerter, Warren Beck, Christina Beck, Troy Fortin, Jr., W. Cade Fortin and Alexa Fortin; brother, William Everett Hendry; sisters, Bette Bollinger, Pearl Warren, Joanne Neubauer, Irene Eickstaedt and Donna Stanaland. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 5, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Broadway Church of God, 3309 S. Broadway, Ft. Myers. Interment will follow in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, 936-2177.
    The Fort Myers Press, Tuesday, February 13, 1917 - Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry Pioneer of Lee County is dead. Passed Away Quietly at the Residence of J. F. Menge Last Night. Funeral Occurred This Afternoon--Interment in Family Burying Ground. Capt. Francis A. Hendry, pioneer in South Florida, former member of both branches of the state legislature and cattle owner, is dead. After months of ill health, the end came to him peacefully at 9:20 o'clock last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jno. F Menge, 153 Fowler street. In the death of Capt. Hendry South Florida has lost one of its foremost characters and enterprising citizens and his death is not only keenly felt in Fort Myers and Lee county, where he has resided for so many years, but throughout the state that he loved so well. Capt. Hendry lived to the ripe old age of 83 years. Coming of good old sturdy Scotch and English ancestry his life was one of utmost activity and during which he gave his best in building up this his adopted home and in the assistance of his fellow man. Born in Thomas county, Ga, November 19, 1833, Capt. Hendry came to Florida with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hendry, in 1851. One year later he was married to Miss Adeline Lanier, who survives him, and by whom he had eleven children, five of whom are still living. These are: Louis Hendry, Frank M. Hendry, Geo. M. Hendry, Mrs. J. F. Menge, Mrs. E. L. Evans, all of Fort Myers, and Mrs. Edgar Carlton of Labelle. From Alafia Capt. Hendry went to Fort Meade and there extensively engaged in the cattle Business, a small herd east of the Peace River, being among the first ever placed on that stream. He continued in the business until he was glad to be the largest stock owner in the state. The outbreak of the civil war caused him to espouse the side of the Confederacy and and all during that regretful strife he fought valiantly for the cause he thought was right. In the latter sixties he moved his large herd south of the Caloosahatchee River and moved to Fort Myers where he resided up to the time of his death. Capt. Hendry was one of the foremost in the development of southern Florida, especially Fort Myers and Lee county, having for several years been one of the commissioners of the latter and representating it in both the higher and lower branches of the state legislature. As a devout Methodist he was a pillar of the First church of that denomination in this city, and he will be sadly missed from its congregation. Realizing that the end was near he on Sunday had the rights of sacrament administered to him by Rev. J. P. Hilburn. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Menge residence, under the direction of the Carl F. Roberts Co., Rev. J. P. Hilburn officiating. The interment was in the family burying ground. Capt. Hendry was a member of Tropical Lodge No. 56, F and A. M., which order extended the funeral in a body and conducted the Masonic rites at the grave.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 1940 - Mrs. Henrietta Hendry, 30-year-old wife of Alonzo Hendry, died yesterday morning at their home on Staley Road, east of Tice, as a result of a collapsed lung. Mrs. Hendry had been n the yard during the absence of her husband and collapsed on the porch as she attempted to enter the house. Mr. Hendry was away from home and heard of his wife’s illness while at Tice. He drove back home and rushed his wife to the hospital but it was determined that she had been dead for several minutes. Funeral Services will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A Powell chapel with Rev. E. Bernard Evans officiating. The pallbearers will be Watt Lawler, Bob Watson, E P McAuley, James A Cannon, Fred Gonzales and Marshall Scott.  Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Mrs. Hendry is survived by her husband; a son, Douglas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Chapman; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Webb and Mrs. James McLaughlin.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 8, 2005 - Ida Mae Chandler Hendry, 91, beloved matriarch of a proud pioneer family, went home to the Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2005. She was born April 3, 1914 in Okeechobee, Florida to Charles Henry Luther Chandler and Ida lizabeth Raulerson Chandler. Voted the prettiest girl in Okeechobee high school in 1932, Ida Mae grew up the second youngest of 13 kids. Her father was a hard working cattleman who died when she was seven years old. She and her siblings helped her mother manage the family farm. She never considered herself poor because they always had plenty to eat and their mother would make their clothes for them, sometimes out of flour sacks. She remembered how she was fascinated by the women's pretty beads. This was a time when a trip to her grandparent's house involved a half-day trip in a horse and buggy. The houses did not have screens in the windows and they slept with mosquito netting around their beds. She was there the day President Hoover came to town to dedicate Connor's Highway (now Rte. 441). After graduating high school in 1933, she came to Fort Myers to stay with her sister Bertice Tatum. She was working at McCrory's 5 & 10 store when she met and fell in love with Fred Earl Hendry, a fourth generation Hendry Pioneer. They married May 20, 1934 and lived in a small house on Julia Street in east Fort Myers where they had 3 sons. After the boys started school, Ida Mae worked at Belk Lindsey and then Sears for 28 years. They moved to the Fort Myers Villas in 1965, when they lived next door to their son, Leonard Hendry. Her other son Roy Hendry built a house a few streets away in 1968. Her third son Fred Hendry was in the Air Force at this time in her life. Her husband Earl died in 1972.Ida Mae loved to travel, often accompanied by her sister-in-law, Sara Nell Gran. She went all over the world, including Russia, China, Australia and most of Europe. She rode a camel to see the Great Pyramid in Egypt and King Tut's tomb. She went to the Holy Land and was baptized in the Dead Sea and the river Jordan. When she wasn't traveling, she loved taking care of her beautiful flowers and trees. She always said she loved to garden, but she disliked housework! She would go for a long walks with her daughter-in-law Irene Hendry and on Sundays accompany son Roy Hendry and his family to church and then to lunch at Farmer's Market Restaurant. She loved her family and was a very devout Christian all her life. Ida Mae was a strong southern woman who lived alone and even did a lot of her own lawn work until just few years before her death. She was beautiful, witty, spunky and full of life and she made a difference in the lives of many. Those of us that follow can only hope to live up to the example she set with her wisdom and moral character. At her 90th birthday party, at least 40 friends and family members gathered to express their love and admiration for her longevity. She was especially tickled when son, Fred Hendry drove her to the event in his new red Corvette convertible! Ida Mae was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Colonial Dames Society, the Mayflower Society and the Lee County Pioneers Club. She also volunteered at the Lee Memorial Hospital gift shop for many years and was a member of Edgewood Methodist and then Cypress Lake Methodist Church. Ida Mae is survived by her sister Thelma Tingstrom, sons Leonard Hendry (Irene), Roy Hendry (Diane), and Fred Hendry; grandchildren Greg Hendry, Ken Hendry, Loretta Hendry, Keri Hendry and Kevin Hendry as well as six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Charles, Henry, Harmon, Edward, William and Charles; and sisters Bertice, Mellie, Callie, Viola, Bessie and Alma. The pall-bearers will be three grandchildren, Greg Hendry, Keri Hendry and Kevin Hendry and three great-grandchildren, Bailey Hendry, Justin Hendry and Nicholas Hendry. Visitation will be held at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home located at 1600 Colonial Blvd. on Thursday evening, November 10th, between 5-7 PM. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Friday, November 11th at 2 PM, with intermit to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 18, 1933 - Mrs. Laura (Mask) Craig Hendry, 88 years old, a resident of Fort Myers for a quarter century, died yesterday at her home on Royal Palm avenue. Mrs. Hendry came to Fort Myers 25 years ago from Arcadia. She had been ill for several years. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Methodist Episcopal church, with the Rev. Joseph F. Bell officiating. The body will lie in state at the home during the morning where uit may be viewed by friends until shortly before 10 o'clock. The casket will not be opened at the church, it was announced. Burial will be in Ellenton, Fla., beside her first husband and two daughters. The body will be sent to Ellenton immediately after the funeral services here this morning. Her first husband was Hammit Craig, formerly of Bradenton. Mrs. Hendry had been active in the Methodist church until three years ago, when she was forced to relinquish her many efforts because of poor health. The Laura Hendry circle of the Methodist church is named in her honor. Survivors include a son by her first marriage, James Craig of Arcadia; a brother, Tom Mask of Mobile, Ala., a sister, Mrs. Betty Mendenhall of Magnolia, Ala., and a niece, Miss Laura Mendenhall, who lived with Mrs. Hendry here. Mrs. Hendry was the widow of the late "Uncle Marion" Hendry, who died more than 12 years ago. Pallbeareres will be Dr. W. H. Grace, W. P. Franklin, C. J. Stubbs, John Treadwell of Arcadia, Ben P. King and Capt. J. Fred Menge. Honorary pallbhearers will be J. E. Blount, B. C. Foxworth, C. F. Roberts, F. L. Hough, L. Y. Redwind and R. V. Lee. Members of the Laura Hendry circle have been requested to meet at the church at 9:45 this morning and attend the services in a body. The Van Betten funeral home of Arcadia is in charge of arrangements.
    The Fort Myers Press, November 22, 1884 - In Fort Myers, Oct. 29, 1884, Lewis Lanier Hendry, only son of Lewis A. and Lila C. Hendry. For two little years this bright, beautiful boy was permitted to gladden the hearts and home of his parents. As the opening bud promises a choice flower, so did his daily development promise a glorious future, and parental anxiety felt that in little Lewis every hope would be fulfilled. Jesus saw the wealth of affection the lovely child commanded, and knowing that, where the treasure is there the heart would be also, removed him from the tender hearts on earth and took him to His bosom in heaven. Then, let not tears embalm his tomb, None but the dews by twilight given; Oh! let not signs disturb the gloom, None but the whispering winds of hope XXX pattering of little feet may be heard no more on earth; the prattle and chXXXsh laughter never again greet earthly XXs; but--In the happy Eden, In the land above; Lewis now awaits you In his home above. There the flowers are blooming, In eternal spring; There the ransomed spirit Hallelujahs sing. There the saints in glory In the song unite; Praise the Lord with gladness-- Rest not day and night. There the blessed angels Evermore do cry-- Holy, holy, holy, Is the Lord most high. On the tree immortal, Fruits ambrosial grow; From the living fountain Streams refreshing flow. There no sorrow enters, Tears are shed no more. XXXd death are strangers XXX heavenly shore. NOTE: Tape obscured some of the print in this article. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 20-22, 2013 - Lloyd G. Hendry was born in Fort Myers on December 12, 1922, to Fred Earl and Bertha Gould Hendry, the 6th of their 9 children. He was graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1940. Lloyd attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1944 in absentia while serving in the  US Navy. He attended FSC on a work-study scholarship and felt honored to help construct the buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The US Navy sent him to V-12 College at the University of Miami where he graduated first in his class, to Midshipmen's School at Columbia in New York City, and then to Naval Aircraft Recognition School at  Ohio State University. While at Ohio State he met Jody Tharp and his life was changed forever. He continued to serve in the US Navy as a Lt ( J.G.), acting as an instructor at the Officers Naval Training School and then serving aboard the USS Nashville. After  WWII, he attended Law School at the  University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and Holt, a new law firm in Fort Myers. With the war over and his law career begun, he married Jody Tharp on September 2, 1950, bringing her to Fort Myers, and IT was changed forever. Lloyd was associated with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and Holt for over 30 years. In 1979, he opened his own firm with his daughter Mary Hendry Sonne. His son Harry O. Hendry later joined them and they practiced law together in Fort Myers for over 20 years. Harry O. Hendry continues the firm today. Lloyd was a member of First United Methodist Church, his great grandfather Francis Asbury Hendry having donated the land for the church in the 1870s. He served his church in many capacities, on every committee, teaching Sunday School and heading numerous financial drives, usually with Jody as his co-chair. Lloyd was well known for his civic activities, serving on numerous boards, committees, and organizations, giving back to the community he loved so much. He was active in Araba Temple, American Legion, Hi Noon Lions , SW Fl. Historical Society, SAR, Lee County Bar Association, and the Edison Pageant of Light. He served as General Counsel and member of the Boards of Directors of Alico, Inc. and First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Fort Myers; was a member of the Board of Directors of Lee County Mosquito and Hyacinth Control; and General Counsel and Trustee of the Edith Collier Sproul Trust. Lloyd was instrumental in the formation of the Salvation Army in Fort Myers and was a life member of its Advisory Board. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Southern College and was elected Trustee Emeritus. Lloyd loved his farm on the Orange River and he and Jody graciously shared it with large numbers of friends on many occasions. Their annual Easter Party and Annual Hendry Family Reunion were treasured moments in their lives. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jody Tharp Hendry, his son Harry Orrin (Hank) Hendry (Laurel), his daughter Mary Christine (Peach) Sonne (Ken), three grandsons, Alex Sonne, James Sonne (Stephanie), Daniel Hendry, and granddaughter Elizabeth (Betsy) Hendry,and great-granddaughter Hannah Hendry. Lloyd is also survived by a brother, W. E. Hendry of North Carolina. Lloyd passed away peacefully and gracefully on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. His funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow in the Life Enrichment Center. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers, the Salvation Army or the FA Hendry Family Scholarship at Edison State College.
    Fort Myers Press, August 17, 1905 - Death of "Mammy Jane" "Mammy Jane" Hendry the faithful colored servant of Mr. W. M. Hendry, who has been ill for some time, died at the Hendry residence last Thursday night, Aug. 10th. "Mammy Jane' was 49 years of age, and was one of the faithful old time servants. She has been with Mr. Hendry's family for 38 years, being the nurse of all the children, including Hon. Ed. M. Hendry, president of the State Board of Health. She was always faithful and jealous of the care of the children. She was the only colored person ever to have been a member of the white M.E. Church here, and contributed to the building of the new church and other church work. While the children she brought up are now all married, they have not forgotten the good old mammy who cared for them in years gone by.
    Southwest Florida Online, December 12, 2012 - Reaves Hendry, age 88, of Palmdale , passed away December 5, 2012 in Port Charlotte. He was born Mar. 20, 1924 in Moore Haven to the late William E. and the late Mamie (Reaves) Hendry. Reaves worked in CC Camps in Highlands County before he served in the Army during WWII. After the war, he worked for Lykes Bros and then the Atlantic Coast Railways for a time. He worked for many years as a Bridge Inspector for the Florida Department of Transportation. Reaves was instrumental in founding Palmdale Baptist Church and also served as a Deacon. Survivors include his wife: Ona (Arnold) Hendry, son: Ray (Denise) Hendry of Palmdale, daughter: Diane (Ronnie) Carlton of Zolfo Springs, brother: Olsie (Audrey) Hendry of Lehigh Acres, sisters: Mollie Lanier of Palmdale, Loraine Shewmaker of TX, grandchildren: Will Hendry, Charles Hendry, Amanda Willis, Samantha Hendry, J.R. Hendry and Guy Carlton; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2012, 11:00 am at Palmdale Baptist Church, Palmdale with Brother Paul Dixon officiating. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was held an hour prior to service at Palmdale Baptist Church.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Wednesday, March 20, 1940 - Mrs. Sarah Florence Hendry, 30-year-old wife of Raymond Hendry, died yesterday after a week's illness. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, 10-year-old Carol Ann; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ruth Williams of Slater; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Gornto of Port St. Joe. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Spooner & Engelhardt chapel with the Rev. A. M. Glisson of LaBelle and the Rev. R. N. Keepers of Slater officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ewing Starnes, David Elmer Ward, Norman Lain, Wilson Ward, Don McLean and Leslie Lipham. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hendry were married in a ceremony performed in an airplane above the city. Mr. Hendry is operator of a store and hotel in Cabana City. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 31, 2005 - Hazel Marie Cox Henley, 87, of Ft. Myers, died Friday, January 28, 2005 at Ft. Myers. She was a native of Brooksville, FL having been born to Mae and Grover Cleveland Cox on January 17, 1919. She had been a member of "The Church on Fire" in Ft. Myers. Survivors include her sons; Joe Henley, Jr. of Lehigh Acres, Wesley Henley of North Ft. Myers, her daughters; Julia Mulkey of Lakeland, Virginia Holmes of Lehigh Acres, Connie Stanfield of Ft. Myers, her 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and her 11 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Henley was preceded in death by her son Frankie Henley and her husband Joe G. Henley, Sr. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in the Tice Street Bible Way Church of God with Reverend Danial Dyal and Reverend Robert Edge officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in Ft. Myers Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 6, 2012 - Joe G. Henley, Jr. 75, of Branford, FL, formerly of Jerome, FL, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Rd 82, Fort Myers, FL on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11am. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info, (239)334-4880
    The Fort Myers Press, October 5, 1922 - Joseph W. Henley, fifty-nine years old, a resident of Lee County since 1883, died of an intestinal trouble at the Lee Memorial Hospital at 8:13 o'clock this morning. He became ill at his home across the river on Tuesday and was removed to the hospital here. Mr. Henley, who was born and reared at Aberdeen, Miss., was the owner of grove property at New Prospect and one of the best known men in the community, having come to Fort Myers when it was a very small town. Surviving Mr. Henley are: a sister, Mrs. Laura K. Lann of Aberdeen, Miss., and three brothers, W. P. Henley of this city and A. H. Henley of Los Angeles and F. G. Henley of San Francisco. Funeral service will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Mortuary Chapel of L. W. Engelhardt on Hendry Street. The pall bearers will be: L. M. Stroup, Ewald Stulpner, Ed Blount, Lonnie King, Sherirf F. B. Tippins and County Judge N. G. Stout. Burial will take place in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 7, 1942 - W. P. Henley, pioneer developer and resident of Fort Myers for more than 50 years, died late last night at his home on Hendry Street from a recurring heart ailment. The 76-year-old retired contractor, who had suffered several severe spells lately, had been attended by Dr. Harvey J. Stipe earlier in the evening following an attack. Then, at 10:20 Mrs. Henley heard her husband gasping and by the time she reached his bedside he was dead. Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Moncrief and Mrs. O. D. Clark; a son, W. W. Henley, all of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. Kirby Lann, and a brother, Albert Henley, both of Aberdeen, Miss. Funeral services, in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, will be announced later. Mr. Henley was born Jan. 11, 1865 in Aberdeen. While still in his 20's he came to Fort Myers for his health. After a few years he recovcered completely and went into the general contacting business. Up until a few years after the Florida boom, when he retired, he continued in this business, building a number of the old business structures and residences here, including the Thomas A. Edison home on McGregor boulevard. Mr. Henley had extensive property holdings in Fort Myers when he died, best known of which is the business corner across from Henderson's store and the Shiver Furniture company at Hendry and Anderson. He also owned a number of houses, including his own residence back of the business corner on Hendry and rental property in Safety Hill.When Mr. Henley first settled in Fort Myers he and C. L. "Dad" Stroup, colorful law enforcement officer of early Fort Myers, were the only residents of what is now Hendry Street. Down through the years he saw the street gradually build into a residential section, partly through his own efforts and more recently into principally a business street. Mr. Henley was a member of the Knights of Pythias and at one time belonged to the Elks Club. A former member of the city council, he was an ardent booster of Fort Myers. He was also a member of the famous Fort Myers band years ago, which included Peter O. Knight, now a business and civic leader in Tampa, and a number of other earlier settlers. FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 8, 1942 Funeral service for W. P. Henley will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence . Powell chapel on First Street with the Rev. W. A. Myers of the First Methodist Church officiating. The active pallbearers will be R. A. Henderson, Jr., Ernest Bowman, R. Vivian Lee, Charles S. Moore, R. Walton Gilliam and Elwyn Kelley. The honorary pallbearers will be Charlton Tooke, L. M. Stroup, John M. Boring, N. G. Stout, L. C. Steart, Charles Wade, B. C. Foxworthy, E. J. Blount, A. L. Kinzie, Eric Kinzie, George Hosmer and O. D. Garner. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
      Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 2012 - John Henriques, age 95, of Lehigh Acres, formerly of Mass., passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 4, 2012. Born in Portugal, John had a lifetime filled with dancing, traveling, gardening and playing cards.John was a loving husband to Maria Palmeira Henriques for 69 years; father to Ida (Victor) Machado and Lucy (Jim) Arial; brother to Jose Fonseca of Portugal and the late Benta of Uruguay; grandfather to Paul, Lisa, Yvonne and Scott (Machado) and Candi, Jeff and Marc (Arial); and great grandfather to 7. He will be missed dearly by his family. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in the Anderson-Patterson Funeral Home 2701 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971 (239) 368 - 7080. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Thursday, February 9, 2012 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice

      Fort Myers News-Press, August 23, 2013 - Captain Emma Jean Henry, USAR passed away July 9, 2013. Emma Jean Henry was born on October 1, 1942, in Hollandale, MS to the late Jim "William" Henry (Emma Wallace Henry). She was most frequent called "Jean." At an early age she accepted the Lord as her personal savior thru Believer's Baptism. In her early years attending Evergreen Baptist Church, and later became a member of Mount Oliver Baptist Church and joined the choir. She attended Simmons High School, in Hollandale Mississippi thru 11th grade. She relocated from Mississippi in 1960 and moved to Fort Myers, FL with her parents and siblings. Jean was in the 12th grade when she relocated to Fort Myers, FL attended Dunbar High School and graduated with the Dunbar High School Class of 1961. She later relocated to Saint Petersburg, Florida and attended the Penacostal 34th Street Church of God, Tampa Florida. She earned her AA Degree from Gibbs Junior College, St Petersburg, FL, A Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL Campus, a Master of Science Degree, from Springfield College, Tampa FL. In 1984 Jean, became a member of Gamma Omicron chapter of Lota Phi Lamba Sorority, Inc. She became a member of The Disable Veterans Association Chapter 13, Saint Petersburg, Florida. She is a Persian Gulf War Veteran. Her employment years included working as a Preschool Teacher-Pinellas County, 911 Operator for St Petersburg Police Department from April 25, 1985 to June, 2005. From the City of St. Petersburg, Police Dept., she received "Recognition of 20 Years of Valuable an Loyal Public Service'. She worked part-time for Wackenhut as an Unarmed Security Officer. Eager to serve her country, Jean joined the United States  Army  Reserves in 1977 and transferred to the  United States Air Force  Reserve in 1984. While serving in the Military, she was sent on many missions, one in particular "Desert Storm." Jean was awarded the following medals: The Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Kuwait and the Air Force Achievement Medal -Department of The Air Force. She volunteered for many civic organizations. Her favorite hobbies were traveling, shopping, reading and sampling good home cooked food. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Jim (Emma Wallace Henry), Grandparents Jim Taylor (Carrie Brown Taylor), Grandmother Lavonia London Wallace-Baldwin, Grandfather Philip Wallace, Uncle and Aunts, Mose(Ruth Ada Crate), James Brown, Sam Chatmon(Palzella Brown Chatmon). Cousins: Bernice Lovette, Douglas McCarter, Jerry Nelson, Dora Lee Crate, Sam Chatmon Jr. and Terry McCarter. Golden Friend, Betty Jo Young. Jean leaves to celebrate her life: Two sisters: Alice Daniels (Ft Myers FL), Luceal Henry Curry (Euris) Punta, Gorda, FL; One brother: Jim Henry Jr., Ft Myers, FL; Neices: Muriel C Curry (Ft Myers, FL), Zona Monique Dargan (Anthony) San Antoine, TX, Dandria Denise Standifer (Lamonte) Stone Mountain, GA, Sabrena K Curry-Mann (Ft. Myers, FL), James Lawrence Fields III (Ft. Myers, FL), Euris Lee Curry, Jr., (Sarah) Eugene, Orgeon, Trent Le'Terrion Fields (sierra) Lithonia, GA, Jim Henry III (Tawana), Atlanta, GA, Kieanna Henry (Ft. Myers, FL) Derrick Jackson (Port Charlotte, FL), Derightious Jackson (Atlanta, GA), Detrick Henry(Ft. Myers, FL). One Aunt: Bernell Wallace-Baldwin Brown (Ft. Myers, FL). Her God Sister Claudette and her God Brother, Alfred (state of Mississippi). Nephew: Sgt. Keith I Pugh(Lorraine) both currently serving in Afghanistan. A host of Great nieces and nephews and Great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Special Friends - Andrea Forehand, Shelia Jones, Shirlean Jones and Sherinita Bass-Rush.  Jean will be laid to rest at Sarasota VA National Cemetery, 9810 State Hwy 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 16, 1979 - Carrie Hutchison Henschen, 87, of 2122 Victoria Avenue, died Sunday.   She was born April 20, 1892 on Sanibel Island.  She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Agnes L. Davis; two sisters, Lucy Ellison and Dora Jenny, both of Fort Myers, 7 grand-children, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child.  Graveside services at Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. R. Bruce Ryan officiating.  Leo W. Engenhardt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
      Fort Myers News-Press, September 23, 2003 - Edwin W. Hensley, 69, of Cape Coral, died September 20, 2003 in Cape Coral. Ed was born March 17, 1934 in Stanford, KY, a son of the late Ernest and Thelma Hensley. He was retired from the Wholesale Distribution Business. He was an avid fisherman at the Matlacha Bridge and the Cape Coral Pier. Ed had resided here for the past 8 years coming from Lebanon, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 47 years, Lois Hensley of Cape Coral; son, James D. (Barbara) Hensley of Killeen, TX; his daughter, Lesa Hensley of Lebanon, OH; his grandchildren, Jessica, 'JR' Sean and Joey; his sisters, Patricia Goodwin of Cape Coral and Ina Beard of Somerset, KY; brothers, Ernie (Chava) Hensley of Brooksville, KY, David (Joanie) Hensley and James Hensley of Cincinnati, OH. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10-11 AM prior to services. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice of Lee County or Faith Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral, FL. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 16, 1957 - Kennie Edward Hensley, 77, a resident of Bayshore for 12 years died yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Florence M. Hensley of Bayshore, five daughters Mrs. Mary Anne Brady of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Gantt of Moore Haven, Mrs. Nellie Sheppard of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Callie May Kellenbrew of Moore Haven, and Mrs. Connie Brewer of of Belle Glade; two sons Sam and Alec Hensley, both of Moore Haven, three step-daughters, Mrs. Clara Lowe and Mrs Mary Lowe of Fort Myers, and Mrs. Helen Ballard of LaBelle, and three step-sons, Albert, William and Gene Rosine, all of Ft. Myers.  Funeral services will be held at the graveside 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ortona Cemetery.  Arrangements are by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 30, 2013 - Lois G. Hensley, 74, of Cape Coral died Thursday, March 28, 2013. Formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, she had resided here since 1994. She is survived by her son, Dr. James Hensley and his wife Dr. Karen Hensley; a daughter, Lesa J. Hensley; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Gerald Johnson; and her sisters, Phyllis Mabley, Jan Schwartz and Jill Hanrahan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, and a brother, Gene. The family will receive friends Monday, April 1, from 10 11:30 a.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 1, at 2 p.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, with Dr. H. Timothy Halverson officiating. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 7, 2003 - Girlie McGhee Henson, 80 of LaBelle passed away on August 5, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Carey Henson August 25, 2002. She is survived by her 11 children; and their spouses Ray (Carolyn) Henson; Frostproof, FL., Gene (Rachel) Henson, Frostproof, FL., Ellen (Larry) Creel, Ft. Pierce, FL., Karen (Charles) Pierce, Nashville, AR., Yvonne Kinchen, LaBelle, FL., Judy (Chris) Flint, Ft. Myers, FL., Terry (Janet) Henson, Collegedale, TN., Wayne (Judy) Henson, Avon Park, FL., Beverly (Clifford) Hardt, Lehigh, FL., Kenneth (Melissa) Henson, Frostproof, FL., Nancy (Tony) Rispoli, Lehigh, FL; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and acquaintances. Visitation will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home on Saturday, August 9, 2003 from 1-2 PM. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM with burial at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press October 18, 2010 - Max Herbach, 70, of Lehigh Acres, Florida died October 16, 2010 of cancer. He was born January 28, 1940, in Antwerp, Belgium to Jacques and Yvonne Herbach. He and his family fled the Nazi invasion, settling in Brazil for the duration of the war. They returned to Antwerp in 1946 and lived there until 1951, when they moved back to Brazil.Max came to the United States in 1958. He graduated from City College of New York and received his Masters' degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at Madison as well as the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He went on to host a weekly public affairs program on public TV called "Spectrum 28" in Menomonie, Wisconsin. In 1986, he moved to Duluth, Minnesota to host another PBS program, "Venture North". In 1988, he began working at Minnesota Power (Allete) and retired from there in 2002 as Manager of Corporate Communications. Max is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan (Berg), his sons, Geoffrey and Jonathan (Petra Eweg), 2 grandchildren, Leo and Mira, his brother, Denis and his sister, Yolande Zahler (Steve), his mother-in-law, Eileen Berg, many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 21 at 10:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A lunch will follow at 1:00 at Westminster Golf Club, 2199 Berkley Way, Lehigh Acres, Florida.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 19-21, 2014 – Mary (Toussaint) Herbert, 85, of Lehigh Acres, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 14, 2014. She was born to the late Victor and Masina Toussaint on January 27, 1929, in Rio Claro, Trinidad. She was married to Horace Herbert for 34 years and they lived together in New York before relocating to Lehigh Acres in the mid 1980's. Mary was a nursing assistant until she retired. She was always passionate about helping others and was loved by all who knew her. She loved to travel and took many trips with her husband and family in her lifetime. Mary is predeceased by one child, Dennis Johnson and survived by her husband, Horace; three children: Jacqueline Greta Meggett of Lehigh Acres, Lester Winston Moore of New York City, and Ave Maria (Ava) Williams of Trinidad. She also is survived by thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, four siblings: Cristopher, Edmond, Glenda and Angela and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park from 11 a.m to 12 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. with burial to follow. Info 334-4880
    Georgia Stoss Heretick, 93, of Richmond, Virginia and formerly of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away July 6, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, Julius J. Heretick Jr.; and a son Richard P. Heretick (Claudia). She is survived by two sons, Robert J. Heretick (Mary Ann) and David C. Heretick (Margaret); a brother, John Stoss (Marilyn); two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Heretick and Shirley Heretick; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Georgia was a member of Catholic Daughters of America. A Graveside Service will be celebrated by Father Cooney of Saint Raphael's Church at 10 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral arrangements have been coordinated with Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971, (239) 368-7080.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 11, 2014 - Sara (Howse) Herman, 97, passed away February 8, 2014. She was born July 31, 1916 in Hugo, Oklahoma to the late, Rueben and Aurelia (Milam) Howse. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by all six of her sisters including her twin Sue. Mrs. Herman and her husband Ben moved to and worked in Chicago until their retirement in 1974. She was active with the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral. She worked every Wednesday night there with the children's ministry. Sara was an avid fisherman, crafter and puzzle builder. Her faith in God was constant and the church was the center of her life. She will be missed by all. Left to cherish her memory, is the love of her life for 76 years, Ben P. Herman; son Ben H. Herman and his wife Betty; grandchildren, Holly Powell (Russell), Benjamin A. Herman, Robert Herman (Tiffanie), Emily Rutkowski and Paul Rutkowski; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Ryan Powell, Shea, Benjamin, Matthew and Emma Herman.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida 33904. Funeral will begin at 11:00 AM followed by entombment at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com. Her family extends a special thanks to her dear friends who were especially supportive during her time of need.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 28, 2012 - Frances E. Hermann, 90, of Shell Point passed away August 24, 2012, following a brief illness. The "last leaf on her branch," Frances was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Otto J. Hermann and Alice Hamilton Hermann of Brookline, Massachusetts, and her four older brothers, Otto, Robert, Paul, and Philip. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Shortly after graduating from Radcliffe College in 1943, she served in the WAVES in WWII as a meteorologist. After the war she spent seven years working in quality control for two industries and then pursued a 40-year career in technical writing for four different engineering consulting companies in Boston, Massachusetts, and became a distinguished member of the Society for Technical Communication.During her career she witnessed the progression from manual to electric typewriters, to interchangeable keys to accommodate equations, and then to computers. Throughout her life, she had a passion for education and travel, which took her to many interesting parts of the world, including Alaska, Mexico, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the Persian Gulf, and even Siberia! After retirement in 1992 she relocated to Fort Myers, where she continued her active life and volunteered much of her time in community service for Habitat for Humanity, HealthPark, and her church. She is best remembered at Shell Point for her daily walks around the island sporting her favorite blue hat, playing bridge and pinochle, assembling jigsaw puzzles, and volunteering at the Pharmacy and the Train Room. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 31 at 11 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, 1288 N. Tamiami Trail, Ft. Myers, FL 33903 or St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, June 8, 2010 - Adam Sean Hernandez, 16, of Cape Coral passed away May 30, 2010. He was born April 8, 1994, in Mineola, N.Y., the son of Danny and Grace (Del Valle) Hernandez. He attended Mariner High School. He loved his dog Zoe, whom he had rescued and trained. His favorite dessert was Tres-Leche, his favorite rice drink was Horchata and his favorite food was ketchup with chicken fingers. He had a huge heart and was a good at listening to people's needs. He was a very sensitive person. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his parents, Danny and Grace Hernandez; grandparents, Baldramina Garcia, Jorge and Noemi Del Valle and Anna Hernandez; brothers, Michael Anthony Hernandez, Luke Daniel Hernandez and Josue Rosario; niece, Elyanna; and nephew, Antonio; along with numerous cousins and best friend, Saym. Visitation was Thursday, June 3, at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. The funeral was Friday, June 4, at Cape Christian Fellowship, Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral. Burial immediately followed at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers. Online condolences may be made at  www.gendronfuneralhome.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2010 - Guillermo Luis Hernandez, 57, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He was born on July 26, 1952 in Bronx, NY to William and Lucy Hernandez. He previously resided in Verona, NJ and moved to Cape Coral five years ago. Mr. Hernandez had been disabled for the past 12 years. He was a musician in his younger days and then a bus and truck operator. Lu's deepest compassion was for the love and ethical treatment of our animal friends. He is survived by his devoted wife of 16 years, Linda. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his first wife, Patricia. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 10th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33991. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 11th at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral, with the burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit: www.mem.com to share in his life story and to leave thoughts and memories. Donation in his memory may be made to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., NY, NY 10128 or www.aspca.org Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 21, 2003 - Virginia M. 'Ginny' Herndon, 76, of Ft. Myers died Oct. 19, 2003, she was born in Adrian, MI., a daughter of the late Alfred J. and Nellie Mead. Ginny moved to Ft. Myers in 1941 and graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1944. She married Paul C. Herndon in 1946, and as a naval officers wife traveled the world. She returned to Ft. Myers in 1973 after Paul's retirement from the navy. Ginny was a realtor in the local area for many years, she was an avid golfer and her grandchildren were the special loves of her life. Mrs. Herndon is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Paul C., Ret. Captain U.S. Navy, her sons and daughter-in-laws Dr. William A. and Juvi Herndon of Edmond, OK., Reed Michael and Laura Herndon of Ft. Myers, her daughter Linda Herndon Case of Gainesville, her daughter and son-in-law Deborah Ann and Bryan Nelson of Apopka, her grandchildren Ginny and Robin Hendron, William Paul and Jennifer Case, Kylie Morrell, Julie Herndon, Reed and Linda Nelson. A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday at 4 PM, the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service 3-4 PM. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Estrella Herrera - (December 25, 1941 - March 23, 2011) - Visitation will be held Monday, March 28, 2011 from 10-12 with a funeral service at Noon at Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, Fort Myers. Burial to follow at Fort Myers Cemetery at a later date.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 8, 2009 - Ralph C. Herrick, 96, of Cape Coral, FL, died Thursday, March 5, 2009. Mr. Herrick was a native of Chatfield, Minnesota and moved to Florida 50 years ago. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral. He is survived by sons, Rodney (Lilas) Herrick of Chatfield, MN and Donald (Harriet) Herrick of Black Mountain, NC; Grandchildren, Linda Herrick, Kathy Tri, Nancy Thiche, Tom Herrick and Gwen Granzow. He had 7 great grandchildren. Ralph was preceded in death by wives, Betty (1982) and Eleanor (2005) and a great granddaughter, Cheryl Tri (2008). A graveside service will be held on Monday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL at 2:00 P.M. Arrangements by the Metz Funeral Chapel, Cape Coral, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 26, 1974 - Allie G. Herring, 74, of 1840 Moreno Ave., died Saturday in Aransas Pass, Texas. An employee of the Erickson Shrimp Company of Fort Myers Beach, he had resided here for the past 48 years, coming from Midland, Ala. and was a member of Central Baptist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Dollye Stovall of Fort Myers and Mrs. Mae Hearn of Lake Wales; a nephew, John Hearn of Lakeland, and a grand-niece, Mrs. Pat S. Dondo of Atlanta. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home with Dr. Jasper Smoak, pastor Central Baptist Church, and the Rev. Michael Simons, associate pastor First Baptist Curch, officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 27, 2012 - Richard Mims Herring Jr., 48 went to be with the Lord, December 22, 2012. He was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. A graduate of Fort Myers High School, class of '82, and a graduate of University of South Florida, Tampa.Rich was employed by the Lee County School Board where he taught for the past nine years at North Fort Myers High. He is survived by his beloved parents, Richard and Sandra Herring; his brother, David (Jeanette) and his sister, Stacey. He also leaves behind his nephew, Austin, niece, Ava and many uncles, aunts, and cousins whom he adored. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 beginning at 1:00 pm with family receiving guests from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33907. Burial will follow services at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave the family a condolence.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 24, 1956 - Funeral services for Mrs. Veatulia Ward Herring, age 80, who died early Monday morning at the Lee Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since last Thursday, will be held at 11 this morning from the Harvey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. A. P. Minshew, pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery. She resided at 1825 Lee Street. Her husband, John W. Herring, preceded her in death on June 9, 1952. A native of Midland City, Ala., she moved to Fort Myers thirty-one years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dollie Stovall, Fort Myers, and Mrs. May Hearn, Lake Wales; one sons, Allie G. Herring, Fort Myers; two brothers, Sterling and Zay Ward, both of Midland City, Ala.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Catherine Sibley, Gainesville, Pie Hearn, Lake Wales and Lloyd J. Herring, Detroit, Mich.; four great-grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. Ola Lee Williams, Fort Myers. Active pallbearers will be Howard Fisher, John S. Deal, G. R. Ward, Harry Fagan, Dr. W. W. Stewart and M. L. Hall; honorary pallbearers, Tommy Colcord, Jack Persons, Lonnie Willis, Mack McKeown, J. Dan Beall, Gordon Colcord, Eddie Johnson, Sr., J. B. Jones, and A. P. Byrd.

Fort Myers News Press, May 27, 2004 - Camille Jones Herrington was born on August 18, 1920 in Jacksonville, Florida to Jennings Bryant and Carrie Lee Jones. She came to Fort Myers in December of 1926. Little did she know that her future husband also came to town at that exact same time. They met in the first grade but lose contract for several years, only to find each other again in high school. As fate would have it Camille married Ruel (Gilbert) Herrington on October 13, 1938.As a young woman Camille had many friends but as she grew older the true love and focus of her life was her family, which consisted of 3 children, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She and her family spent many summers at the Red Coconut trailer park on Fort Myers Beach. Their time at the beach involved hours of snook fishing, sunbathing on a queen-sized raft anchored to the oceans floor, and many other fun filled adventures. During the winter there family hunting trips and when they were not playing in the woods there always seemed to be something going on.Camille was an avid Nascar race fan and has lots of racing paraphernalia to prove it. Traveling to many races was yet another thing that she and her family were able to enjoy together. Traveling was something that Camille took full advantage of. There were trips taking to: L.A., Branson, Missouri, Mexico, Niagara Falls, and many other places.Camille enjoyed arts and crafts. Her home is filled with handmade touches to include: shell cottages under glass, hand painted ceramics, and her Christmas tree was always adorned with intricately made ornaments, each with their own special flare. Presented to each baby born into the family, no matter how distant the relative, was one of a kind afghans made by Camille herself.The many joys that Camille brought to her family's life are endless. She was an amazing woman to all who knew her and she will always be loved.Her oldest child, Frances Lee Ireland, preceded Camille in death. Camille was survived by her husband Ruel (Gilbert) Herrington, brother J.B. Jones (Pearl, her children: Ronnie (Betty) Herrington, Janice, A.K.A Suggie, (Sam) Perri, and Frances's husband, Ralph Ireland, her grandchildren: Carrie Myers, Ralph Ireland, REagen (Tina) Herrington, Frances (Danny) Green, Tamra (Michael) Kufro, Camille (Felix) Martinez, Heather Schmitz, Catherine Fellabaum, Chrisy Perri, Vincent Perri, Beth Ann (Danny) McMillen, Doug Lindsay, and Greg Lindsay, her great-grandchildren; Brandy Ireland, Stephanie Ireland, Samantha Myers, Ronald Myers, Jr., Kinzie Myers, Devin Kufro, Colin Kufro, Aubree Martinez, Cole Schmitz, Madison Schmitz, Alexis Trowbridge, Brittany Herrington, Kirsten Herrington, Tori Herrington, Ryan Herrington, Jessica Green (deceased), Joshua Green, Rachel Green, Stephanie McMillen, and David McMillen. Camille was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.Services will be held at Saint Michael Lutheran Church at 3595 Broadway, Ft. Myers, FL at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 29, 2004.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 18, 1944 - Splinter in Foot Fatal to Boy, 10 Larry Guy Herrington, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer G. Herrington of 1134 Crawford Street, died late Wednesday night at Lee Memorial Hospital of tetanus which resulted from a splinter in his foot. He attended Edison Park School and was a member of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church, the junior choir of the church and scout cub, den 3. Surviving besides his parents is a sister, Evelyn. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at the Grand Avenue Church with the Rev. D. Lee Jones officiating. Boys of the choir will be pallbearers. The Lawrence A. Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Fort Myers News-Press, September 27, 2011 - Ruel Gilbert Herrington, 92, Fort Myers, died 09-18-2011. Ruel, better known as "Gil" and/or "BigPa / Granddad" was born on January 28, 1919 in Enterprise, AL, in 1926, he moved to Fort Myers. As a child he was always up to something, from fishing and swimming to stealing a light globe off a post on the Edison bridge (which of course his Mama made him return). On October 13, 1938, Gil married his true love, Camille Jones and started his family. BigPa, lived a wonderful life. He owned and operated "Gil's Drywall Services" and raised three beautiful children. He was a very hardworking man whose main priority was his family. He greatly enjoyed traveling in his motor home and seeing as many Nascar races as he could as well as spending summers at the Red Coconut Trailer Park on Fort Myers Beach. Over the years, BigPa has touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed but all who were lucky enough to know him are happy knowing what a fulfilling life he lived. Bigpa was preceded in death by his wife, Camille Herrington, his daughter, Frances Ireland, his granddaughter, Carrie Myers and his brother-in-law, Irvin Ibach. BigPa is survived by his brother, James Herrington (Pauletta), his sister, Mary Ibach, his children, Ronnie (Betty) Herrington, Janice A.K.A. Suggie, (Sam) Perri, and Ralph Ireland. BigPa is also survived by his grandchildren, Ragen, Francie, Ralphie, Tamra, Camille, Heather, Cathy, Chrisy, Vinnie, Beth Ann, Greg and Doug, along with 20 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Saint Michaels Lutheran Church at 3595 Broadway, Ft. Myers, FL at 9:30 AM, Saturday, October 1, 2011. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society , 4575 Via Royale # 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919-1018. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 1933 - Joseph Alexander Herron, 85, retired banker and former Pennsylvania state senator, died at his winter residence on McGregor boulevard yesterday. Mr. Herron has been seriously ill for three weeks following a heart attack. Brief services will be held at the residence at 5 o'clock this afternoon with Dr. William Graham Kennedy in charge. The body will be sent to Monongahela, Pa., for burial by the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. In addition to his widow, Mr. Herron is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George K. Hays and Miss Gertrude Herron, and five sons, W. A., D. C., J. A., jr., D. J. and J. S. C. Herron, all of whom are here. Mr. Herron was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the Presbyterian church. He had been in Fort Myers since September, together with his family.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 11, 1988 - Brownsville, Texas - Memorial services for Carlos Leroy Hertel III, 54, who died at his residence Tuesday, 10-11-1988, will be held at 4pm today at the Darling Mouser Funeral Chapel in Brownsville with the Revs Mike Meierhifer and Bruce F. Harwell officiating. Hertel was in the shrimping industry for 32 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Brownsville. He is survived by his wife, Bettie Mills Hertel of Brownsville; a son, Charles Wayne Hertel of Goliad; three daughters, Brenda Gayle Hertel, Carla Sue Femiano, and Deidren Ann Hertel all of Brownsville; one grandson, Matthew L. Barker of Goliad; four granddaughters, Melissa D. Femiano, Kelli C. Hertel, Kimberly J, Femiano, and Michele L, Femiano all of Brownsville; one sister, Florida Harwell of Folsom, California; three nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Leroy Hertel Sr. in 1949 and by his mother, Isabel Botts Hertel in 1982. Memorial donations may be sent to the Episcopal Day School Building Fund, 34 N. Coria or American Cancer Society, 54 Lakeview Lane, both in Brownsville. Arrangements are under the direction of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 26, 1933 - Funeral services were held yesterday for Charles Heuerman at the Lawrence Powell chapel, with the Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was at the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Heuerman died Tuesday night, at the age of 64 years as the result of a stroke suffered a week ago. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Ferguson and Miss Hessie Heuerman, both of Chicago.

  Florida Times Union, March 7, 2010 - Joyce R. Heufel, 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 28th. She was a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and a longtime resident of Jacksonville, Fl. She was predeceased by her two husbands John C. Whitener and George Heufel, a son, Terry L. Whitener and her grandson Charles Alan Whitener, Jr. (Chase). She is survived by her remaining son Charles Whitener (Debbie), brother, Lee J. Price (Jack), grandsons Jonathan Riley (Marion), Patrick Riley, and Aaron Whitener (Jessica) and great grandchildren, Charles Alan Whitener III (Alan), Kaitlyn Marie Riley, and Brenden Chase Riley. Joyce touched the lives of many people and will be immensely missed by a host of loving relatives and sorrowing friends. Remember, Mom was always smiling. In accordance to her wishes immediate cremation will be performed. A springtime memorial service will be planned at a later time for family and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association in her memory. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 2, 2013 - Robert Elwood “Bob” Heugel age 91, of Fort Myers passed away peacefully on October 1, 2013. Bob was born in Henlawson, WV to Waldo and Nina White Heugel. He graduated from Chapmansville High School. Bob worked at the naval yard in Norfolk Virginia before joining the Merchant Marines in 1942. He returned to Logan County WV and worked at Island Creek Coal Company and started working for the Boilermakers in 1944 with C&O Railroad until 1952. Bob was a member of Boilermakers Local 667 in Charleston, WV. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge Minturn No. 19 in Point Pleasant, WV. He was also a member of the Shriner's Beni Kedem Shrine Center in Charleston, WV. Bob is survived by his wife of 71 years, Regina Claypool Heugel, who he married on September 22, 1942 in Ironton, Ohio. He is also survived by his 3 children: Harold (Ida Mae), Roberta Anne Cornell (Ron), Nina Brumfield. Bob is also survived by his grandchildren Cathy (Brad) Bryant, Brad (Lee Ann) Smith, Kristie (Tom) McLean, Alisa (Mark) Vos, Gregg (Nicole) Smith, Natalie (Tim) Rose, and Narissa (Scott) Trigilio. He also was survived by his great grandchildren Jovi, Linsey, Steven, Kristyn, Amanda, Matthew, Malissa, Charles, Nathan, Olivia, Jimmy, Kassi, Ellie and numerous step-grandchilren and step-great-grandchildren, with his first great-great-grandchild expected in April. Bob is survived by one brother, Ralph "Poochie" (Judy) Heugel of Fort Pierce, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his brothers Ray, Bethel, Benny, and Garnell, along with his sisters Norma and Ada. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 S.R. 82 Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Friday, October 4th at 1:30 PM with entombment to follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Broadway Ave. Community Church of God, where he was a regular attendee for their new church sign. Donations can be made through the church website:  broadwaycommunitychurchcog.com and selecting "Robert Heugel Memorial". Donations may also be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County; hopehospice.org.  Info 239-334-4880.
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 21, 2012 - Bryan Steven Hettrick, 24, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away March 16, 2012. He was born on April 8, 1987 in New Britain, CT to Carolyn Jones Gooden and Steven Hettrick. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 2005. He was a goal keeper on the soccer team, went to Florida Gulf Coast University on an academic scholarship and was successfully employed as a server at TGI Fridays at Bell Tower Shops. He was a loving son, brother and Godfather to Peter "PJ" Gooden, Jr. and treasured more than anything his life. Bryan is loved and mourned by his wonderful family including: his mother, Carolyn (Peter, Sr.) Gooden, father, Steven Hettrick, maternal grandmother, Rita Jones; three brothers: PJ Gooden & Kendall Sawyer of Lehigh and Aiden Hettrick of CT; Godfather/Uncle, Kenny Jones of CT; uncles Jeff Hettrick, Russ Lebel; aunts: Kristen Jones, Debbie Hoyt, Linda Hettrick and Sue Lebel; cousins: Mikayla, Denver & Avery Jones, Jason, Jeremy & Jessica Hoyt, Caitlyn Hettrick and Nicholette Lebel; and many extended family and friends around the world. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 6-9pm at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres and Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 10-12pm with funeral services beginning at 12 noon. Interment will immediately follow at Lee Memorial Park. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to sign the guest book.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 20, 2010 - David L. Hewitt, 73, of Lehigh Acres passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at home. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from General Motors after 30 years. While living in Flint, Michigan he volunteered at the For-Mar Nature Preserve. After moving to Florida in 2000, he continued his volunteer work at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. David had a passion for nature and the outdoors. He loved fishing and hunting and was an excellent and gifted woodcarver. He was president of the Amberwood Neighborhood Group for the last two years and also attended New Life Assembly of God Church. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Jerome Hewitt in 1998, his parents, Donald and Marcella and his stepfather, Jim Maine. He is survived by his wife, Anna, his children, Ronald Jason (Mary), Richard Jay, and Diana Lynn (Darrin) Neitzke, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, his sisters, Marion (Chuck) Hughes, Billie (Mike) Girard, Pat (Rod) Schoals and Marcia Anderson, his brother, James (Carole) Maine and his former wife Wanda Blankenship. Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 22 from 4 pm until the funeral service at 6 pm at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 St. Rd. 82. Fort Myers, FL 33913. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10 to 10:30 am followed by a committal service at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Assn., New Life Assembly of God Church or Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park, (239) 334-4880.

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      Fort Myers News-Press, July 13, 2012 - Ann Marie (Acuff) Hicks passed away July 10, 2012 under the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County at the Lee Residence in West Palm Beach. Born and raised in Ft. Myers to Elbert S. and Una Mary Acuff, she was the third of four children. Ann Marie is survived by her sisters, Coleene Huddlestun (Tampa) and Mary Charles Chernin. While Buckingham Air Field was training young aviators during World War II, she met John F. "Jack" Hicks at a USO dance. After a long distance courtship, she married him on June 23, 1945. After a short career as a civilian, in 1947, Jack re-inlisted into the Army Air Corps. For the next 18 years she was an Air Force wife and mother of three; Jackie Chesney, Mary Helen Sakellarios and David Hicks. Jack retired from the Air Force in 1964, and then pursued a career as an engineer for Bendix Field Engineering, first in Ft. Myers and later in Maryland. Ann Marie traveled with Jack in the United States, South America and Europe. While enjoying traveling, she was glad to return to Ft. Myers in 1985. She relished time with her family, her friends, and with her church family at Central United Methodist where she was a life-time member. Ann Marie was an accomplished homemaker and was very talented in cooking, sewing, and gardening. She shared these talents with family, church and friends. While thoroughly enjoying her three grandsons, she also acted as an honorary grandmother to the children of neighbors (the Hendersons and the Kellys) and any child who happened to cross her path. She was a member of the Hibiscus Society, the Pioneer Club and served as President of the United Methodist Women.Ann Marie is survived by her three children; Jackie and her husband Lloyd Chesney, Mary Helen Sakellarios, David Hicks and his wife, Lou Etta, and two grandsons, Peter Sakellarios and Jeremy Hicks. She also was "Aunt Weesie" to Sandy (Huddlestun) Rawe, Hal Huddlestun, Susan (Huddlestun) Range, Leslie (Chernin) Morreale, Nancy (Chernin) Romstadt, Betsy (Chernin) Vereb, Kathleen (Huddlestun) Robertson and their spouses and children. Ann Marie is preceeded in death by her husband, John and her grandson Daniel Sakellarios. Services will be held Monday, July 16 at Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Dr. Jeff DeYoe of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made in her name to the Hospice of Palm Beach County (hpbc.com) or the National Alzheimer’s Asscoiation (alz.org).  Visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave a condolence for the family.

The Tampa Tribune, December 20, 2007 - Florida folk singer Bobby Hicks died Dec. 19 of lung cancer. He was 54.He was born Sept. 4, 1953, in Tampa. He graduated from H.B. Plant High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to '73. He worked 20 years in the electronic alarm business, but mostly he devoted his life to his environmental views and his music.Hicks is survived by his wife, Gini, and son, Dawson, 24.A folk music benefit to pay Hicks' medical bills is planned for 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Film Paradiso Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach
    Fort Myers News-Press July 4, 2004 - Ella A. Hicks, 94, of Lehigh Acres died July 2, 2004, she was born in White, SD, a daughter of the late Herman and Margaret Kracke. Ella moved to the local area in 1958, she was the original cook at the Lehigh Country Club and Motel. She owned and operated the Deutsche Haus Restaurant of Lehigh Acres for many years. She judged many cooking contests in the area, she volunteered for many charitable organizations, she enjoyed working in her garden and loved all crafts. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her daughter Elaine Pletcher of Lehigh Acres, her daughters and sons-in-law Lavonda and Ralph Raulerson of Mt. Vernon, GA, Eloise and Dwayne Kruse of Brokings SD, Eloise and Dale Browning of Rowlett, TX, her daughter-in-law Luzia Hicks of Ft. Myers, 17 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Vern Hicks, a son Dallas Hicks, 2 great grandchildren, 6 brothers and 4 sisters. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Tuesday at 1 PM, with Pastor Richard Riley officiating, the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service 12-1 PM. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 5, 2014 - Ethel Oveada (Dyess) Counselman Hicks, 91, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away peacefully on Fri., Aug. 1, 2014 with her daughter by her side. She was born and raised in Alva, FL the daughter of Albert & Julia Walker Dyess. Ethel was a true entrepreneur and experienced life to its fullest by owning and operating many businesses. Her true love and devotion was as a caregiver to her family and also to the elderly in private duty nursing. She is survived by her son, Charles L. Counselman, III of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Kathy O. Counselman of St. Petersburg, FL; grandson, Bruce C. Payne, Jr. of Stockbridge, GA; and 2 great grandchildren: Cale and Luke Payne. She was predeceased by her daughter, Virginia K. Payne. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10-11am on Wed., Aug. 6, 2014 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL. Burial will follow at Alva Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences to the family by signing Ethel's guest book.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 21, 2014 - Gloria Jean (Flint) Hicks, 66, entered into eternal rest on the morning of January 17, 2014, she was preceded in death by her late husband Terry Hicks and her parents James and Louise Flint. Born May 29, 1947 in Buckingham, Gloria was a lifetime resident of the area. She is survived by her two children Nita (Scott) Gould and Buster Dix; three grandchildren: Scott Gould, Melissa Davis, Jared Phelps; and two great-grandchildren Tyson & Paisley. Gloria spent ten plus years caring for the handicap at Gulf Coast Center in Buckingham. She loved country music, particularly George Jones and Alan Jackson. She lived a simple life with a taste for sweet tea and beef tripe. Gloria’s pain and heart break over the death of her mother Louise seven months prior has healed. She and her parents have reunited in heaven to live out their eternal life. Anderson-Patterson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL has been entrusted with arrangements. A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 22 from 10:00- 11:00 AM with funeral services following at 11:00 AM officiated by Pastor Richard Dix. Her six brothers: Raymond, Marvin, Lamar, Billy, Jim, and Rod will serve as pallbearers and will have the honor of delivering Gloria to her final resting place at Buckingham Cemetery.John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 14, 1935 - Jim Boyett was charged yesterday with robbing a dead man in information filed in county court by Prosecutor E. M. Magaha. Boyette is charged with embezzling $23.80 in charity donations which he solicited to aid J. D. Hicks in an illness which caused his death three weeks ago. Mrs. Mary Hicks, wife of the supposed beneficiary, charged that Boyett never turned over any of the money to her husband and even failed to aid in defraying burial expenses. The largest sum donated was $10 by the board of couthy commissioners who subsequently requested the prosecutor to take action when they learned Boyett had not given the money to Hicks. Boyett solicited the subscriptions with the avowed intention of sending the ailing man west in the hope that a change of climate would better his condition. Boyett could not be located in fort Myers and inforamtion was that he was working in Immokalee. July, 1935--Jim Boyette, alias Jim Boyd, charged with embezzling funds he solicited to aid a man now dead yesterday was given until the next term of county court to make amends. Boyett told County Prosecutor E. M. Magaha he would pay for the funeral of J. d. Hicks, the man for whom he collected $23.50 and who died several weeks ago, and the prosecutor recommended the case be continued. He was released under $100 bond.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 31, 1935 - Funeral services for Lee Hicks, Alva farmer who died Wednesday, will be held at the graveside in the Alva cemetery at 10 o'clock this morning. The Rev. Carlston will officiate. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements

  Tampa Tribune, December 20, 2007 - Robert Orr "Bobby" Hicks 9/4/1953 - 12/19/2007 Renowned Florida folk singer and songwriter, Robert Orr"Bobby" Hicks, 54, Tampa died Wednesday, December 19, 2007, following a short illness. Descended from a pioneer family of the Tampa Bay area, Bobby was born in Tampa on September 4, 1953. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Dorothy "Dot" Hicks, and his brother, Ricky Hicks. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gini Hicks, Tampa, and a son, Dawson Hicks, who was the light of his life, Tampa. A sister, Patty, and a brother, George, also survive. Bobby proudly served his nation in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He loved God, his family, the United States of America, and the state of Florida. He loved traveling the backroads of this beloved "Land of Flowers" and "taking in" the essence of a Florida that is passing away by "feet" not "inches" each and every day. An avid outdoorsman, Bobby loved hunting and fishing and spent as much time as he could doing both. He loved hunting with his friends, Johnny, Jerry Lawrence, and Rhett Bullard, White Springs, on their properties in Hamilton and Columbia counties in northern Florida and spending time at their family camp--the "Health Club" north of White Springs. In recent years, many pleasant evenings were spent on the front porch at the Health Club with friends such as Frank Thomas, the Dean of Florida, Folk Music, Lake Wales, Jimmy Carrick, St. Augustine, Stuart Pacetti, St. Augustine, Ken Buchanan, Loxahatchee, as well as the Bullard Brothers--Johnny and Jerry Lawrence and son, Dawson, visiting, laughing, making music, and "telling tales"--often until the wee hours of the morning. He loved his friend, James Billie, former chief of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and he and James were true friends and brothers who shared a love for "Our Florida". Bobby also enjoyed fishing in the Gulf with close friend, Captain Van Hubbard. Bobby was possessed of a kind and generous heart and often shared what he had with those in need. During the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, he made several trips to Gulf Port, Mississippi, to assist with the relief effort. A talented and prolific singer and songwriter, Bobby captured the beauty of his beloved Sunshine State in music and lyrics. Florida's natural beauty came "alive" in such songs as "I'm Florida", and he encapsulated the "personas" of many true native Floridians in such compositions as "Zachariah Creech", a song about a weathered Gulf fisherman, and "Grayton Jackson", a moonshine making north Florida land baron/woodsman. Bobby was a featured performer for many years at the annual Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, the oldest state sponsored in the nation. A man of strong convictions, one never had to second guess Bobby's beliefs. Once he made his mind up about an issue, he did not "back down". Often controversial, Bobby took stands on issues that others with "less backbone" and more concern about the "tides of public opinion" would eschew including environmental and social issues. Today across the state of Florida, the palms and pines blow a bit more slowly, and the song of the mockingbird is a bit more plaintive, as our Sunshine State has lost one of its most talented and creative sons. Bobby Hicks loved the Suwannee River and wrote a great deal about it. Those who loved him will meet him on the banks of another river when we, like him, depart this earthly veil and make our way to that glorious home eternal. I know Bobby will greet us there with a big smile wearing his trademark black jeans, handmade Seminole jacket, and, we will know, as we have known for many years--that we are in the presence of "Florida---Need I say more."

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 17, 1935--Walter Edward Hicks, 20, died last night at Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of six weeks. Mr. Hicks, an automobile mechanic at the Orange State Truck and Tractor Co., has lived in Fort Myers for many years. He recently graduated from Fort Myers high school and was a star lineman on the Green Wave football squad. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clarist Hicks and a daughter, Barbara Ann, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee Hicks, a brother, Leon Hicks, three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Nation and Miss Lela Hicks of Fort Myers and Mrs. Elsie Kemp of Sarasota. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Lawrence A. Powell, who is in charge. May 18, 1935--Funeral services for Walter Edward Hicks, who died here Thursday, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church will officiate.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 18, 2008 Herbert Merle Hiers, 87, died November 12, 2008. Retired from the Navy in 1974 as a Chief Commisaryman, having had 27 years of distinguished service. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Herbert was also proprietor of a large orange grove in LaBelle, FL.He is predeceased by his wife, Alice Hiers, of 54 years of marriage. He is survived by his children, Sandy Petty of Palm Coast, Florida, and Herbert Hiers and his wife, Rosemarie, of Whitehouse Station, NJ. Surviving grandchildren are Wayne Johnson, Curtis Hiers, Danielle Hiers and Jennifer Hiers, and two great-grandchildren, Herbert Zachary Hiers and Abigail Paige Hiers. He also has a sister, Grace Poore, in West Palm Beach, FL.The family thanks all for their prayers and thoughts.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 23, 1936--Alfred Higginbotham, 29-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Higginbotham of Buckingham, died of appendicitis yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital after a three week's illness. He is survived by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Higginbotham residence in Buckingham at 4 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. The pallbearers will be John D. Powell, Robert Neal, Louis Flint, L. Stallings, Henry Daniels and Henry Carter. Interment will be at the Buckingham cemetery with Lawrence A. Powell in charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, November 30, 1969 -- Mrs. Artie Higginbotham, 71, of 213 Marin Street, died Saturday at Lee Memorial Hospital. Born in Hardee County, Dec. 5, 1897, she had been a long-time resident of Fort Myers. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy on Michigan Avenue. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Zelia Dixon, Fort Myers; Mrs. Sylvia Williams, Fort Myers; sons, Eston J. Higginbotham, Fort Myers; Oliver C. Higginbotham, Fort Myers; Earl O. Higginbotham, Fort Myers; daughters, Mrs. Voncile Turner, Wauchula; Mrs. Catherine Olden, Panama City; brother, Miles Nipper, Punta Gorda; sisters, Mrs. Elsie Blake, Merritt Island; Mrs. Minnie Horne, Fort Myers; Mrs. Ella Conbass, Fort Myers, 27 grandcildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt funeral Home.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 5, 1985 -- Betty Jean Higginbotham, 46, of Fort Myers, died Friday in Punta Gorda Medical Center.  She is survived by two daughters, Glenda "Charlene" Tippins and Elizabeth Higginbotham, both of Fort Myers; four sons, Thomas Higginbotham, Daniel Higginbotham, Mark Helveston and Michael Helveston, all of Fort Myers; two grandchidlren, Theresa Tippins and Jason Tippins; also two sisters and one brother survive. Funeral services will be Monday, January 7th at 1:-0 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Hickman officiating. interment will follow in Fort Myers City Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 10, 1965 -- Drew Higginbotham, 86, of Buckingham, died Friday night.  He had lived here for about 65 years.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mamie Higginbotham; sons, Fred Higginbotham, Upton Higginbotham of Newport News, Va., Addison Higginbotham and Ned Higginbotham; and one daughter, Mrs. Verdie Parker of Buckingham; 16 grand-children and 17 great-grandchildren.  He was a member of Russell Park Baptist Church.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Ft Myers News-Press, January 25, 2001 - Grace P. Higginbotham, 88, of Fort Myers, passed away January 22, 2001. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Chapter #31 both in Fort Myers, she was a past member of the Eastern Star Chapter #43 of Newport News, VA. She is survived by sons, Upton (Judith) Higginbotham of GA, Cabell (Nancy) Higginbotham of VA, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Baake. She also leaves her devoted and special friend, Judy Cockrill. Funeral services will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82 on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend's Roger Bradley and Ray Gould officiating. Interment will follow. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, October 1, 1981 -- Eston James Higginbotham, 53, of 635 Bright Road, North Fort Myers, died Thursday.  He is survived by his wife, Sandra Higginbotham; two daughters, Adrian (Jerie) Church and Julie Ann Reep, Fort Myers; two sons, Eston Higginbotham of Naples and Stephen Higginbotham of Fort Myers; one brother, Bill Higginbotham, Fort Myers; four sisters, Voncile Turner, Wauchula, FL; Sylvia Williams of Fort Myers; Aella Mae, Fort Myers; and Kitty of Louisiana; and six step-children. Funeral services will be held Friday at 4:00 p.m. from the chapel at Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres, Hwy. 82, with the Rev. Danny Harvey of Cypress Lake Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call today at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 18, 1971 -- Mrs. Mamie Higginbotham, 82, a resident of Higginbotham Road, died Sunday. She was a lifetime resident of Buckingham. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Verdie Parker, of Buckingham; three sons, Upton Higginbotham, Fred Higginbotham, both of Newport News, Va.; Addison Higginbotham of Buckingham; one sister, Mrs. Kizzie Waldron of Ocala; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Buckingham with the Rev. Walt Hickman officiating. Pallbearers are Cabell Higginbotham, Upton Higginbotham Jr., Alfred Higginbotham, Philmore Higginbotham, Ned Higginbotham Jr. and Rusty Parker.  Arrangements handled by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Friday February 17, 1967 -- Ned Higginbotham, 53, of Neal Road, died at his residence Wednesday night. He was a lifetime resident of Lee County. He was a veteran of World War II, retired from the Air Force and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anneliesa J. Higginbotham; two sons, Ned Higginbotham Jr. and Andrew Higginbotham; one daughter, Mamie Higginbotham; brothers: Upton Higginbotham, Fred Higginbotham, Newport News, Va.; Addison P. Higginbotham, Buckingham; a sister, Mrs. Verdie Parker; his mother, Mrs. Mamie Higginbotham, Buckingham. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Walt Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery. An Air Force honor guard from MacDill Air Base will provide military honors at the cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Saturday, October 29, 1988 -- Oliver C. (Bill) Higginbotham, 59, of Fort Myers, passed away Friday.  He was a lifetime resident of Fort Myers, served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Faith United Methodist Church. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Higginbotham; two sons, Oliver C. (Bill) Higginbotham, Jr. and wife, Jackie and Heath L. Higginbotham; four daughers: Peggy Wilson and Husband Ed; Teresa Owen and Husband, Jim; Tracey Higginbotham and Penny Higginbotham all of Fort Myers; two sisters, Voncile Turner and Husband Eldridge of Ocala, Fla., and Katherine Olden and Husband Paul of Monroe, La.; three grandsons, Jimmy Owen, Christopher Owen and Oliver C. Higginbotham III; granddaughter, Megan Higginbotham, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Alva Cemetery with Rev. James E. Lake officiating.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the residence on Sunday.  Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., is in charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 26, 1982 -- Rainy Larae Higginbotham, 18, of Palm Lane, Buckingham, died Saturday morning in Lehigh Acres.  Rainy was born in Lehigh Acres and lived her life in Buckingham. Surviving are her mother, Sallie Watson of Buckingham; her father and step-mother, Fillmore and Beth Higginbotham of LaBelle; three sisters, Melissa Hayes, Mary Lovell and Sherry Higginbotham; two brothers, Justin Higginbotham and Jeff Doninger; grandparents, Addison and Anthes Higginbotham of Buckingham, Johnny and Mary Jump of Immokalee; and great-grandmother, Estelle Cox of Buckingham. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.Funeral services will be conducterd Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Buckingham with Rev. Ray M. Gould officiating.  Interment will follow in the Buckingham Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home this afternoon from 4-8 p.m.

Fort Myers News-Press Jan 30, 2009 Stephen Lee Higginbotham, 55, a 6th generation Fort Myers, FL native ahs left this earth to meet his Father in Heaven on January 28, 2009. Steve was an avid fisherman, skilled hunter and gifted artist. His love of architecture and the outdoors inspired his work as a Draftsman and Stone Mason. Steve is survived by his mother Zelma Helveston-Higginbotham, his sibling Adrian Jeri Church, Eston James "Buddy" Higginbotham, Julie Reep, his three children Amanda Brown, Jessica Higginbotham, Stephen Higginbotham and his grandson Grant Liam Brown. Steve will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He's as free as a bird now.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, August 26, 1979 -- Upton Samuel Higginbotham, 74, of Route 1, Box 417A, Buckingham, died Saturday.  A native of Fort Myers, he had been a resident for the past nine years, coming here from Newport News, Va.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 336 and the Scottish Rite of Newport News, Va. and a member of the First Baptist Church of Buckingham. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Higginbotham of Buckingham; two sons, Cabell Higginbotham of Mathews, Va. and Upton S. Higginbotham Jr of Buckingham; two brothers, Fred Higginbotham of Newport News, Va. and Addison Higginbotham of Buckingham; one sister, Mrs. Verdie Parker of Buckingham and four grandchildren. Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Buckingham with the Rev. Roy M. Gould, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be George Mills, Rusty Parker, Philmore Higginbotham, Alfred Higginbotham, Andy Higginbotham and Ned Higginbotham. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 12, 2010 - Zelda Higginbotham,born Aug. 21, 1928, Sixth generation Floridian, native of Lee County and Southern beauty peacefully passed onto heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at home with her loving family by her side. Preceded in death by son, Stephen Lee Higginbotham and survived by children Adrian Jeri Church, Eston "Buddy" Higginbotham and Julie Ann Reep. Loving grandchildren: Katina Jones, Jason Higginbotham, Amanda Brown, Jessica Higginbotham, Blake Reep, Lynette Higginbotham, Stephen Higginbotham, Joshua Higginbotham and an adorable group of seven great grandchildren.Memorial service to be held at Safe Harbor Community Church, 2PM, Monday, 11/15/10, 12960 Plantation RD, Ft Myers. In lieu of flowers, please, make donations to DAV.

Fort Myers News-Press -- Oct 1, 2007 Oda Mary Higgins, age 98, of LaBelle, passed away September 29, 2007 in LaBelle. She was born May 7, 1909 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Henry and the late Victoria Henrietta Wilhelmina (Rohman) Heileman. She was a resident of LaBelle since 1974. Oda was an active member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle with her late husband, Jim. She helped with Bingo, Clothes for the needy and helped make thousands of rosaries that were given to Catholic missions. Survivors include her daughter: Gail Marie (Jesse) Cuello of LaBelle, granddaughters: Teresa (Randy) Dobson of Glenville, GA, Anita (David) Loux of LaBelle, Melinda (Alec) Patterson of Riverview, great-grandchildren, Jessica Vasquez, Thomas Loux, Jacqueline Ford, Gerran Perez, Erin Loux, Crystal Perez, Lizann Perez, Allie Loux, Kelsey Patterson and Duncan Patterson and great-great granddaughters: Nadia and Jailee Vasquez. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007, 10:00 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, in LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz officiating.Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. A rosary sevice will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 7, 1938--Mrs. Addie E. Highbaugh, 64-year-old wife of T. H. Highbaugh, died last night after a short illness at their home at 1908 Larchmont. She had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past four years, coming here with Mr. Highbaugh from Kentucky. Mrs. Highbaugh is survived by her husband, two brothers, Winsted and Claude Hudgins of Louisville,Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Viva Gaddie of Upton, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Spooner & Engelhardt chapel with the Rev. Miles McLean officiating. The body will be taken to Upton, Ky., for interment.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 2, 2009 Margaret "Florence" Highfill, age 100, passed away Friday October 30th, 2009. She was born in Antioch, WV on June 26th, 1909. She was the loving wife to the late Rev. Henry H. Highfill.She is survived by son, Ronald Gene (Loreeta) Highfill; daughter, Dolores (Ralph) Inez Conner; grandchildren, Linda S. (Michael) Edwards, Stephan J. (Annette) Kendall, Brenda Highfill, Morgan Highfill, Henry H. (Martha) Highfill; great grandchild Donovan Diaz as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Natalie Jean Kendall. Margaret was a member of First Baptist Church in Lehigh Acres for many years.Visitation will be held 11AM - 12PM Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 at Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 (239) 368 - 7080. Funeral Services will begin at 12 Noon. Interment will be in Alva Cemetery. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.andersonpatterson.com.

  Fort Myers News-Press--09/29/2006 Benjamin Robert Hill, III, 65, of Crossville, TN, formerly of Fort Myers, FL, passed away at his home on Friday, September 29, 2006. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held October 1 at Hood Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Morton officiating. Mr. Hill graduated from Fort Myers Senior High in 1960, and immediately joined the Army. He was employed by the U.S. Army, Army Security Agency, and National Security Agency. He retired from NSA in 1994. During his career, he and his wife travelled throughout the United States and overseas, and lived in several States and Countries. After retirement he enjoyed reading, yard work, woodwork, working cryptogram puzzles and "playing" with the computer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, M. Louise Warden Hill. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Louise Johnson Hill of Fort Myers; Father, Benjamin Robert Hill, II of York, AL; and Grandparents, Capt. Eddie and Virginia Johnson of Fort Myers.

   Fort Myers News-Press, January 14, 2013 - Gloria “Gene” (Grimes) Hill, Passed away Decemeber 11, 2012. She was born in Ringgold, Ohio on November 4, 1923 to Harry & Lois "Chappelear" Grimes. Gene is survived by 2 sons Roger, Lena, IL & Robert, Indpls, IN. Gene is preceded in death by her late husbands, Charles Hill & Robert Redden. Memorial service will be January 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm at St Luke's Episcapol Church.

Caloosa Belle, Feb 23 2005-- Lessie Conway Mills Hill, age, 90, of LaBelle, passed away Feb, 14, 2005. She was born May 15, 1914, in Eljobean to Clyde Conway and Ellie Goff Conway. Lessie was a longtime resident of Ft. Myers. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Myers.Survivors include her son: Johnny Mills of Ft. Myers; daughter: Sara Burley of LaBelle; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Lessie was preceded in death by her husband, E.W. Hill; sons: Ernest Mills and Leroy Mills and daughters: Trudy May Harvey and Margarite Hale. Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle. 

     Caloosa Belle, 31 Mar 2005-- Louis J. Hill, age 85, of LaBelle, passed away February 26, 2005, in LaBelle. He was born December 15, 1919 in Arcadia to John and Rodie Summerall Hill. Mr. Hill moved to LaBelle in 1945 and retired from the Hendry County Road Department where he worked as an equipment operator. Survivors include his wife: Levurne, son Larry, and daughter Shirley, all of LaBelle. He was preceded in death by son Gary Hill and brother Johnny Hill. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., on March 2, 2005, at the Ortona Cemetery with Chaplain Bob Moore officiating.Akin-Davis Funeral Home of LaBelle was in charge of arrangements.

Ft Myers News-Press, April 1, 2001 - Margaret M. Hill, 81, of Ft Myers, passed away March 28, 2001. She is survived by her children, John W. Hill, Charles Hill, Carol Taylor, Margaret Vathias; two brothers and two sisters. She also leaves four grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press 2004-08-26 Mary Elizabeth 'Mary Lib' Griggs Hill, 88 of N. Ft. Myers,+- died Monday, August 23, 2004 at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral. A native of Punta Gorda, she moved to Ft. Myers in 1937. Mary Lib was a Life Member of the Ladies of the Elks in Ft. Myers and Kodiak, AK; Beta Sima Phi and BPWC. She was retired from LCEC. Survivors include her son, Walton E. 'Rusty' Hill and wife Vicki of N. Ft. Myers; daughter, Mary Carolyn Ellis and husband Robert of Cape Coral; brothers, John Griggs of Videlia, GA and Charles Griggs of Ft. Worth, TX; sister, Wilma Mazey of Ft. Myers; grandchildren, Dawn (David) Engh, Jay (Nathalie) Hill, Cathy Taubler, Michael Ellis, Libby (Ross) Wheeler, Christopher (Christy) Ellis and Stacy (Crystal) Shearer; 15 great-grandchildren and special nephew, Thomas H. Griggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walton E. 'Buster' Hill, Sr. in 1977. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 2:00 in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Rikards officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 15, 1932--Miss Sarah A. Hill, 56 years of age, a winter visitor here, died last night at 410 Second street. The body, which is in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Son, will be sent to Groton, Mass., for burial Miss Hill's only surviving relative is her brother, Harry Hill of Fort Myers. She had taught school at Groton for many years.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 4, 2008 Tammy Jean Hill, 43, of Bokeelia, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2008, due to cancer. Tammy was born December 10, 1964, in Fort Myers. She grew up in the Florida Keys, graduated from Marathon High School, and attended Florida Keys Community College.Tammy is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Darrell Hill, their daughter Natalie Louise Hill (age 8), and her parents Paul and Louise (Darna) Gladding (Bokeelia). She is also survived by her Aunts Liz, Alma, Donna, Vera, Evon, Mary, Loretta, and Jacquie, and her Uncle Jacob, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Tammy was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Jake and Helen Darna, her Aunt Pearl, and her cousins Kim and Johnny.Tammy was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bokeelia, and volunteered at Pine Island Elementary as her health allowed. She enjoyed being very involved in her young daughter's life, creating precious memories and instilling virtues of hard work, honesty, and thoughtfulness. Tammy enjoyed her family, focusing her time and energy close to home. Viewing to be at 10:00 Wednesday, November 5, 2008 services to follow at 11:00 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral.

Fort Myers News-Press August 25, 2009 Wilbur "Tee" Hill Jr. passed away on Aug. 1, 2009. Tee was a graduate of Fort Myers High School in 1969 and University of South Fla. After spending most of his adult life in Florida, Tee retired to North Carolina with his devoted wife Silky. Tee will be remembered for his sense of humor and his kindness. From his earliest years, he never made an enemy and kept so many dear friends. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Bonnie and Wilbur T. Hill Sr., he is survived by his wife Silky, his children, Silky, Devon and Summer, his beloved grandchildren, Justin and Eli and his brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Celia Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice Center, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731. Condolence cards may be sent to his family at PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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Fort Myers News-Press 09/29/2006 Pioneer cattleman and rancher Joe Alexander Hilliard, whose name has been synonymous with South Florida farming for the last 60 years, died early Wednesday in Fort Myers at Lee Memorial HealthPark. He was 88 years old. Joe A. Hilliard built a farming and ranching legacy that today is a multi-million dollar family agribusiness that produces sugar cane, cattle, citrus and rice. Hilliard Brothers, formed by Joe A. and his older brother Marlin, is based in Clewiston and farms more than 60,000 acres of land in Hendry and Glades counties. Since he began ranching in the 1930's, Hilliard was known as an industry and innovator. His contributions to the cross-breeding of beef and cattle gained national and international recognition for the FL cattle industry. He was also a pioneer in designing and building early water control structures that paved the way for farming and ranching activities in the area. In 1962, Hilliard entered the sugar cane business and was among the first of area farmers to experiment with mechanical harvesting. In the 1980's, he added citrus production to the family operations. An avid outdoorsman, Hilliard's conservation practices and experimentation with different grasses helped improve native pastures and create hospitable habitat for both his cattle and operations and abundant natural wildlife. Joe A. Hilliard was born on January 7, 1911 in Lee County, FL. He was raised in Fort Myers and attended Fort Myers High School. He later moved to Hendry County. In 1934, he married Wilmuth Gabriele "Tippy" Yarbrough and they had one son, Joe Marlin. Hilliard was a former president of the Hendry County Cattleman's Assoc., a director and committee member of the Florida Cattleman's Assoc., and a member of the National Cattleman's Assoc., the FL Agricultural Trade Commission, and the Flood Control of Hendry County. He was on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Fort Myers. Hilliard was honored as the Hendry County Farm and Family of the Year in 1972, named the honoree of Clewiston's 1998 Sugar Festival and recognized as a member of Who's Who in Agriculture. He is survived by his son, Joe Marlin Hilliard; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hilliard; and three grandchildren: Joe Marlin Hilliard II, Mary Elizabeth Hilliard, and Bryan Reed Hilliard all of Clewiston and all of whom work in the family business, carrying on Joe A. Hilliard's legacy. The funeral is set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at the Evangel Assembly of God in Clewiston. Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Building Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS - November 22, 1930 -- A boy on a motorcycle tearing down First Street last evening caused the death of William H. Hilliard, father of six children.  The boy, Kenneth Collins, received a slight concussion of the brain when his motorcycle struck Mr. Hilliard's truck, and Harry Knight, a passenger on the motorcycle, escaped with slight scratches. The accident occurred about dusk when Mr. Hilliard, driving eastward on East First Street in a Ford truck, turned left to cross the highway and enter the Standard Oil filling station near Billy's Creek.  Collins, coming in the opposite direction, crashed squarely into the right side of the truck at the cab. Mr. Hilliard was not moved from his seat behind the wheel on the left side but the motorcycle sliced its way through the cab and virtually demolished it.  It was believed that a corner post supporting the windshield and top, which had an ancle brace, struck Mr. Hilliard behind the temple. He received a fractured skull and died at the Lee Memorial Hospital within half an hour.  Mrs. Hilliard was summoned immediately and was at the bedside when death came.  She was almost prostrated with grief. Collins was taken to the hospital along with Mr. Hilliard in the Lawrence A. Powell ambulance.  Dr. Guy A. Longbrake, who attended him, said his concussion was not serious and that he should be out within a few days.  He had not been told of Mr. Hilliard's death last night.  Knight did not go to the hospital. The ambulance was called by Roy Pace, employee of the filling station where the accident occurred.  He was inside at the time but rushed out at the sound of the crash.  There were no eye witnesses, as far as could be learned, but a large crowd gathered on the scene within a few minutes. An investigation was started immediately by Deputy Sheriffs Roy E. Larson and Jerry Collins and Police Chief Billy Wells but they had not decided last night whether charges would be lodged against Collins.  The boy, a high school student, is about 17 years old, while Knight, who goes to junior high, is about 15. One of Mr. Hilliard's six children, Joe, was in Miami last night with the high school football team, which plays there today.  He was informed of his father's death over the telephone by Sidney J. Ellison and shortly afterward Cecil McCloud, a relative, left by motor to bring him home.     Mrs. Hilliard was not at the Frierson Street home last night and the names of the other children could not be learned.  The body was being cared for at the Powell mortuary but funeral arrangements have not yet been made.  Mr. Hilliard, who was about 60 years old, operated a ranch south of LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 3, 2009 - Robert Clifford Hillman, "Bones", 54, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully November 10, 2009 following a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was comforted knowing his loving family was with him in his final days.He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Myra Hillman, sister Diane Hillman Perkins and is survived by his son Robert Clifford Hillman, Jr., daughters Kari Hillman and Mandie McKinney, stepdaughter Jaime Bryant, brothers Richard Hillman (Linda) and Russell Hillman, sisters Denise Rasmussen (Jon) and Donna Legate, grandchildren Katie, Olivia and Emily Hillman, Trey and Corey McKinney, Michael and Austin Bryant and Jason "Airplane" Tipton, Jr., nephews Richard Hillman (Wendy) and Robert Legate, nieces Laura Haskell (Tom), Tabitha and Samantha Hillman.He graduated Fort Myers High School. "Bones" worked several jobs, always in the automotive field; including Powers Radiator for 20 years. In 2004 he began working for the Lee County Board of County Commissioners in the Fleet Department and loved the job and all the friends he met there. "Bones" spent his lifetime loving his family and helping many friends. Rarely a day went by that he and his wonderful brothers didn't spend an afternoon together at "the shop."He loved auto racing and in honor of his passion, a service will take place at Charlotte County Motor Sports Park, 8655 Piper Road, Punta Gorda, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House, 35 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606. Please sign the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com
     Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers, Fl - On Monday, March 10, Elizabeth Marie (Honc) Himschoot went home to be with Jesus and her life-long sweetheart, Virgil Vincent Himschoot, who preceded her in death on November 10, 2003. Born into this world, daughter of Vincent Joseph and Ludmila Susil Honc, she was one of 9 children: Vincent (Lois), Marie, Aggie (Bill Ruppert), Sr. Vincent & Sr. Kathleen (Jesus), Mila (George Pottinger), John(Lil) & Patty. All have preceded her in death except John and Sr. Kathleen. This causes one to ponder (and smile) at the thought of what they’ve been planning for her, upon her arrival…A child with a Mona Lisa grin, she was raised on Pine Island, Bokeelia to be exact. The house Grandpa built was flattened by Hurricane Charley and remains within the ground upon which it rested – thanks to Uncle Johnny and his bulldozer. She attended a one room school house on the island and because there were 2 boys in second grade and she, the only first grader, completed both grades that year and finished high school in 1939, graduating from Fort Myers HS, 11 years after she began. She took the boat with her family, to Ft. Myers on Saturday evenings and went to Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church until she moved to Ft. Myers with her dad, when he began working for Everglades Nursery, operated by Jim Hendry.She worked at the Western Union as a young adult and met the love of her life on the steps of St Francis. They danced on the cobblestones of First Street until she broke her shoe on their first date. In their courtship he began to talk about, “when we’re married…”. When she said, “You haven’t asked me yet, he replied, “well – WILL ya? Soooo… The rest of the story began on the steps of that same church, January 28, 1942, with siblings and Tom Kelly in the wedding party her cousin, Father Vaclav Adelbert Svrcek, officiating. Once married, they lived in Ft. Myers, and their first baby was on her way when Dad went into Army. Betty(Elizabeth Loretta) arrived when Dad was in Texas and he went to Africa without seeing Betty, and because Mom did not want him separated from his unit,so she raised that baby girl without Dad until he returned when Betty was two and a half years old.When he returned, they bought their first house near the God is Love sign on McGregor. Bob(Robert Dean (Paula)), Jack(John Joseph, who preceded her in death)(Paula), and Jean (Jean Francis (Sonny Dunton) arrived and as the family grew they moved to Page Park where she ran the grocery store when was severely pregnant with Fred(Fred Vincent), Fran(Randy Dorcey) joined the family while living at the Page field house. When her sister's husband (George and Mila Pottinger) bought land on Sunset Vista Dr., they bought 3 lots and built the house that the rest of family would come home to when born and that Mom would live in until Monday night. While living next to her sister Mila(George Pottinger), Patrick(Freda), Mary(Rutledge, preceded in death by Duane), Kathi(Ken Kensinger), Aggie(Paul Veld) Margaret Theresa, who preceded her in death, and Bernadette(Dan Murray) all arrived.As if that wasn’t enough, she sewed for kids, grandkids, the home for unwed mothers through St. Francis and the St. Cecilia’s bazaar. She cooked for the kids and cousins that routinely gathered at the house. She ran the games at the St. Francis Festival for many years and substitute taught for the Lee Schools during the teachers strike. She worked with Dad at Gulf Disposal and later with Jean at Superior Auto and Towing. She invented things that should be, memorized poetry, loved watching sports, used perfect grammar, made recipes healthier, and enjoyed saying the rosary with Mother Angelica. Mom and Dad enjoyed daily Mass together for many years and raised their children and grandchildren to love their faith. She was an avid reader of alternative medicine and shared her knowledge to those interested. She loved learning and excelled at it life-long.When the house was over the legal limit on sleeping space (and Dad just wanted Mom time), they would retreat in the evenings to the beach house, which in later days became the Woods house and then in 1969 they bought property in the N.C. mountains, where made many memories and friendships with the people of Franklin, N.C. and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for thirty years. She also found time to reconnect with Texas Sushils, Svrceks, and Honcs when she and Dad began to travel a little more.Having lived a rich life – she will best be remembered as a woman who loved with no boundaries, for showing gratitude for the smallest of kindnesses and made sure everyone had an oatmeal cookie when visiting – even the paramedics. She was always holding a hand – in photos, when seated with friends or when slowing down in bed these last few days. She left us with memories of cooked apples and those oatmeal cookies baking when we came in from out of town to visit. We grew very fond of her pit crew from Comfort Keepers and beyond, Patte, Laura, Lori, Jessica, Chris, and Faith and we will forever be thankful that they heard the call to come to 832 to join us for this leg of Mom’s journey and for the undying love of our sister Jean who carried Mom after Dad’s death through the last 11 years. Special recognition goes to Frank Amma, Debbie Jenkins, Bobby Cruz, and the Dunton children for their support and love for Jean.All my life I heard, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat,” “Necessity is the mother of invention,” “Ours in not to question why. Ours is but to do or die,” “When duty whispers lo thou must, the youth reply I can,” “You’re on your own kid (my personal fav).” She seemed to know which one to use when, she also knew when she needed to hold us close and when to let us explore. She recognized a need for comfort and a need for independence. If her job as a Mom was to guess right, she was GREAT at it. In these past few months, she added a new one. She told me, “Just say the name of Jesus.” She loved teaching “clap your hands to the music” to the wee ones and feeding the older ones Nonnie Cookies, strawberry jam, and an occasional coffee cake with cherry filling. She welcomed each grandchild (33) and each great grand (50’ish) as if they were the first. She kept a birthday calendar of all those dates but kept most in her head. On parting she’d give the little ones a, “meemeemeemee” and a quick smacky kiss in the ear. She is the only woman recorded saying, after being in the same job (raising kids) for over 70 years, "Honey, it just keeps getting better.” She’s right. All you little and big kids: listen. She figured it out. She never gave up. She chose to do hard things. She stayed the course. She loved and honored Dad. No short cuts. And we are all the benefactors of her choices and sacrifices. Leave the same legacy for yours and those to come.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 22,  2005 - James Joseph Himschoot, 82, of Franklin, NC and formerly of Ft. Myers, died January 13, 2005. He was born May 19, 1922 in Brooklyn, Iowa, the son of August and Mildred (Brush) Himschoot, the second of 9 children. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Pearl Goletz Himschoot, children Becky (Monte) Hamilton, Marie (Bill) Cook, Bill Himschoot, Dotti (Mike) Currier, grandchildren Joseph, Chad, Stacy, and Kathleen Cook; Colleen, Greg, and Zach Himschoot; Heath, Tristan and Craig Currier. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan, his father and mother, his brothers Virgil, Chuck, Tom and Dan. An Iowa farm boy, he spent his first l8 years on the family farm. After graduation from St. John's Catholic School, Victor, IA, in l940, he traveled by bus to Ft. Myers, with his older brother Virgil, to work at B & B Grocery in the downtown area. He joined the Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Fresno, CA, where he met his wife to be, Pearl Goletz, who was a member of the WAC. After discharge from the service he returned to Iowa and helped his father purchase a farm using his GI Bill. He then traveled to Harvey, IL in 1948 to marry his sweetheart, Pearl. They set up housekeeping back in Brooklyn, IA where he owned and operated Himschoot Electric. Following the call to a warmer climate (and other family members that had already headed south), he moved his family to Ft. Myers in 1961. He worked for Howard Electric before buying the company. Shortly after he partnered to purchase Thrifty Plumbing and Air Conditioning. These companies helped expand The Villas, which was the south end of town at that time. Following the sale of these businesses, Jim then completed Wildwood Subdivision in Iona. In 1970 he visited Franklin, NC and fell in love with the mountains. After many trips back and forth, they sold and moved to their mountain hideaway in 1985. During the thirty-five years of commuting, then living in Franklin, Jim was involved in many projects. Macon Program for Progress Volunteer House which resulted in the receipt of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 1991. He served on the board of this program and Habitat for Humanity. He was directly involved in the building projects at St. Francis Catholic Church additions and rectory. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and operation LAMB (Least Among My Brothers) which raises money for the handicapped in Macon County.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 12, 2003 - Ft. Myers and friends and family all over the world say farewell from this earth to Virgil Vincent Himschoot, who died Monday, November 10, 2003. A devoted husband to Elizabeth Marie (Honc) Himschoot for 61 years, he came into this world July 16, 1920, son of Loretto Mildred (Brush) Himschoot and August Joseph Himschoot in Brooklyn, Iowa, the first of 9 children. An Iowa farm boy, he spent his first 20 years on his father's farm. Ready for adventure, he took a three day bus trip with his brother Jim to Ft. Myers for a job bagging groceries at the B & B grocery store. It was then that he met his lifelong sweetheart, on the steps of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the church at which they would later be married. Wedding bells rung on January 28, 1942 for the 'popular couple' as the news paper reported. They didn't wait to start a family and soon their family did grow. Uncle Sam, however couldn't wait either. So, while away serving in the United States Army, Elizabeth 'Betty' Loretta (now Hodson), their first child arrived. He returned from Africa's gold coast to meet her when she was 2 1/2 years old, and make up for lost time with his much missed bride. Shortly thereafter came Robert Dean (Paula), John Joseph 'Jack' (Paula), Jean Frances (Sonny) Dunton, Fred Vincent (Mary), Frances Ann (Randy) Dorcey, Patrick Lamar (Freda), Mary Helen (Duane) Rutledge, Kathleen 'Kathi' Marie (Ken) Kensinger, Agnes Rose (Jerrie), and Beverly Bernadette (Dan) Murray, who have collectively given to Virgil and Elizabeth 33 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, all whom are surviving with the exception of Margaret Theresa, daughter and Elise, granddaughter. Others that will miss him deeply are his surviving siblings, his sisters Rita Knauss, Loretto VanWaus of Ft. Myers, and Delores Molter of Naples and brothers James in North Carolina and Paul in Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents Mildred and August Himschoot, sister Theresa Marie Himschoot, and brothers Dan, Tom and Chuck Himschoot. While raising their expanding family, he worked for Sears for 10 years, followed by 10 years of service at Pottinger's Nursery and then went out on a limb and bought a small waste removal company known for many years as Gulf Disposal. Later purchased by Waste Management, he continued to work for them until retiring in 1984. Falling in love with North Carolina in 1969 led to a second home and many trips and fun days in the mountains, until recently when he contracted a bone infection that presented some limitations. Several years ago he began handing out personalized pens. He took joy in giving these to people everywhere he went. Even in these last days at the hospital and convalescent home, he was gifting his health care professionals. With his pens we will continue 'to make our mark'... but more importantly, he left his mark by living selflessly, and that is the true mark he left for us to follow. His life spoke volumes about his faith. His Christian walk made him a man of character and a joy to be around. He always had a word of encouragement or cheer to lend. He had a tremendous capacity to genuinely take an interest in the lives of other people. God used him in a great way in all the lives he touched as he lived what he taught. He passed on golden nuggets like 'if you work to help someone get what they want, you will get what you want', and 'what you allow you teach', and 'if you can't do it for the honor and glory of God, don't do it' and one of my favorites 'live everyday to the fullest so that when it's over you don't have any regrets'. He was a master steward of his time, treasures, and talents. If you knew him, you know what I am talking about, and you too will miss his winsome ways and his smiling eyes. Sad and sorry to see him go from this earth, we are joyful to know that we will see him in heaven. He knew the Lord and he lived a Godly life that encouraged others to do the same. He was a member of the Melvin Cowart Post # 274 American Legion of Fort Myers Beach and the Knights of Columbus. Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Celebration will be celebrated Friday, November 14, 2003 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Thomas M. Anglim, pastor, officiating. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are grandsons Kirk Hodson, Tony Hodson, Michael Himschoot, Jason Himschoot, Benjamin Himschoot, Jonathon Himschoot, Stephen Himschoot, Lonnie Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, Patrick Himschoot, Beau Rutledge, Preston Kensinger, Nicholas Kensinger, Noah Posthumus, and Jonah Posthumus. Servers are grandsons Albert 'Sonny' Dunton, Jr., and Andrew Murray. Lecturers are granddaughters Jeannie Marie and Anna Dunton. In lieu of flowers the family requests Mass Memorial donations in honor of Virgil V. Himschoot directed to St. Francis Xavier Parish, P.O. Box 930, Fort Myers, FL 33901, 239-334-2161.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 3-5, 2012 - Vivian Mary (Roth) Himschoot, 86, of Ft. Myers, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. She was born in Hartwick, Iowa on November 17, 1925 to Ferdinand and Gertrude Roth. The family moved from Brooklyn, Iowa to Fort Myers in 1959. Vivian attended school in Hartwick, Iowa and was proud that she was awarded first place for being the most humorous in a declamatory contest during her high school years. Throughout her life, she kept that trait and continued to make her family and friends laugh. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Himschoot, the love of her life for 54 years. Also preceding her in death is her son, Richard; brothers, Edward and Wallace Roth and sister, Elmira Bevins of Iowa. She is survived by 2 daughters, Karen Giles (James) and Kristine Reffit and 2 sons, Michael and Kevin and also raised a grandson Charles E. Himschoot, II. Vivian is also survived by 7other grandchildren: Katie, Shannon, Shane, Hope, Robin, Rick and Angie, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild; sisters, Kay Ostrom, Maggie Roberts (Cecil), Shirley Blomme and brother, Dee Roth (Donna), along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Columbkille Catholic Church located at 12173 Iona Rd., Ft. Myers on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 AM, with Father Joe Clifford officiating with entombment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at St. Columbkille on Friday from 6 - 8 PM. A reception will be held at Laurel Oaks Community Center located at the entrance on Briarcliff Rd., Ft. Myers. 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 9, 2012 - Thomas James Hines, 83, passed away October 1, 2012. He was born October 24, 1928 in Fort Myers and spent his entire life here until 2000 when he moved to Ocala. He loved to read and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Wana Lee Hines who passed in 1983 and three children, Jamie, Keith and Rebecca. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Dr. T. Stephen Hines and grandson, Stephen Keith Hines.There will be a memorial service on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:00 am at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida.
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 25-27, 2010 - Jessie Ruth Hingson, 79, a life long resident of Lee County passed away on October 23, 2010 at Cape Coral Hospice. She was born on July 27, 1931 in Fort Myers, FL to the late James Irvin Mathis and Viola McClenithan. She retired from Sprint in 1993 after 27 years of service. She spent her summers in Hiawassee, GA with her loving husband of 61 years, William (Bill) Hingson. Jessie is survived by her husband William, her daughter, Karen Nault (Chuck); her son, Darrel Hingson, Sr. (Shar). Grandchildren; Kelly Hogan, Darrel Hingson, Jr. (Tobi), Dawn Mathews (Craig), Kristy Moser (Matthew), Kara Stritenberger and PV2 Aaron Stritenberger. Great Grandchildren; Kaley Hogan, Hayli Hingson, Kelby Hogan, Genesis Stephens, Lane Hingson, Michael Moser, Madison Moser and Clay Mathews. Brother Doug Eugene Mathis (Myra) Niece Tonya Hogenson; Nephews Doug Allen Mathis and James Mathis. Brother in laws Eugene Hingson(Joanne), Wilburn Hingson(Lettie Sue), Sister in laws Elinor Hingson, Margaret Raulerson, Hazel Nicholson(Bill) . Aunt Norma Harris and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a faithful servant of the Lord. Visitation will be held on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 to 8 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Boulevard. Services will be 2:00 PM on October 27th with the Rev. James Daniels officiating. Internment following at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mark McDaniel, Ralph Raulerson Jr, Charlie Robbins, Mark Robbins, Ronnie Stephens and Mike(Butch) Stephens. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to Cape Coral Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral.  
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 23-24, 2012 - Lettie "Sue" Hingson (1930 - 2012) of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012.Sue was a very kind soul. She loved her family and extended family. Sue devoted many years to providing loving care for small children. We will miss her, finding comfort in knowing she is with her Savior. Lettie Sue was born in GA to Paul & Irene Spratlin. She moved to North Fort Myers as a small child where she met her sweetheart and future husband "Buster".  Sue is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Wilburn (Buster) Hingson; son Robert (& wife Anna); daughter Debbie (&husband Mike Palmer); grandchildren Michael Hingson, Andrea Hingson , Joy (&husband Derek Marks) and Mitchell Palmer; great-grandsons Trenton Hingson and Lane Marks. Sue is also survived by brothers: John (&wife Hilda) and Wayne (& wife Lydia) and sisters: Betty Hunt and Mary Smith (&husband Ed Smith). Brother & Sister-in-law: Eugene Hingson (&Joann), William Hingson, Hazel (&Bill Nicholson) and Margaret Raulerson. Sue is preceded in death by brothers Howard and Henry-Robert and brothers-in law Earl, Elbert and Solan. Visitation will be Sunday June 24, 2012 from 2 PM-4 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Burial service will be Monday June 25 beginning at 10 AM.

    Fort Myers News-Press Dec 14, 2007-- Evelyn Hinsdale, a longtime summer resident of Avalon and West Cape May, New Jersey, passed away on December 12, 2007. She was residing at Cypress Cove Retirement Community, Fort Myers, Florida. Evelyn fought courageously for several months to regain her health. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, George Martin Hinsdale .Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Olney High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Evelyn worked after graduation in the business office of Sears, Roebuck & Company until her marriage in 1939.She was very active in her church at Rhawnhurst, Pennsylvania where she held various offices in the Womens Club. She is survived by her daughters, Gwendolyn Smythe, and husband, Timothy, daughter Joan Stow, and husband, Jerry, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, her brother Wilbur Boyer, his wife, Jane, her sister-in law, Margaret Diefes, husband, Herbert, along with several nieces and nephews. Interment was at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue, 3102 Nichols Road, Lithia, Florida, 33547 - Ph 813-737-1795, e-mail: www.HeidisLegacydogrescue.com. The family of Evelyn wish to thank the Cypress Cove Lodge nursing staff, cnas, and staff, for their caring dedication and professionalism during Evelyn Hinsdale's illness.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 9, 2009 - Clifton C. Hinson, 84, of Cape Coral, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Goldsboro, N.C., to Eddie and Florence (Alphin) Hinson. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 2nd Class. He was employed as the director of calibration for Coulter Electronics in Hialeah, Fla., a volunteer with Kiwanis and enjoyed searching and collecting unique items for his home. He is survived by his loving family, including his daughter, Suzette Konsavage of Signal Mountain, Tenn; grandchildren, Priscilla Konsavage Peterson of Ooltewah, Tenn., Gina Konsavage of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Perry Konsavage of Chattanooga, Tenn; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jeremy and Thomas; brother-in-law, Stan Standa; and sister-in-law, Ruth Standa of Cape Coral. He was predeceased by his wife, Sabena, in 2000. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 25-27, 2013 - Linnie Roxanne Hires of Fort Myers born November 13 1951 departed this life on October 22 2013. Roxie was a member of the Salvation Army Home League. She is survived by her mother Billie D. Hires, her sister Sharon R. Delap, her brother-law Robert W. Delap, nieces Sherri McGaha, Sabrina Winpigler, Sherryl Adsit, Lisa Michelle Messner, Cathy Mayfield, Lori Ellis and Lini Golden, nephew Lou Golden. Services to be held at Memorial Gardens on Monday October 28 at 2:00PM
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 6, 2011 - Mary A. (Griffin) Hirons, 84, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away June 4, 2011. She was born June 14, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts the daughter of Ernest and Florence (Cooper) Griffin. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her loving husband William Hirons, 8 children, Thomas Mayock, Sharon Shaughnessy, Daniel (Jane) Mayock, Diane Gentry, Donna (James) Haley, Denise Hirons, Deborah Hirons, and Penny Hirons, 4 sisters, Nan Donovan, Lorraine (Angelo) Umbrianni, Tina Oster, and Theresa (John) Cummings, 2 brothers, Ernest (Anita) Griffin and Ned (Mabel) Griffin, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10-11 AM at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11:00 at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-274-0088. Online condolences may be made at www.gendronfuneralhome.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 7, 2008-- Charles C. Hisler of Fort Myers, Florida passed away February 4, 2008. Charles was born 04 October 1915 in Fort Myers to Ada and Matthew Hisler. Charles was a TSgt in the Army in WW II. Before and after the Army service, he served on the Fort Myers police force in the 1940s and was Chief of police for a while before being retired from a Line-of-Duty injury. Despite the learning disability of the injury, he graduated from the University of Florida in February 1954 with a BA in Education. He taught in the Nassau County and Clay County schools for twenty years cumulative. He then retired to Lakeland . Later in life he settled on Fort Myers as his final home. Charles was a member of the Fort Myers First Baptist Church. In the past, he had been a Deacon at San Carlos Park Baptist Church . His life was focused on Christ, Family, Honesty, and Integrity.He is survived in life by his wife Lorraine Osteen Gill Hisler of Fort Myers, his Son J. Stephen Hisler of Springfield , VA , his daughter, Marian H. Hisler of Marietta , GA , 7 grand children, and four great grandchildren. Also by his step-Daughters Karla Davis, Dianne Prevatt and their families of Fort Myers. He was preceded in death by his mother Ada Pope Hisler Crowley; His father Matthew Hisler, a Lt. of the Fort Myers police force; his first wife Ethel L. (Douglas) Hisler originally from Wauchula; and his nine brothers and sisters.He is to be buried in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Visitation will be held, Friday February 8, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson St . Funeral services will be Saturday February 9, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements made by Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, FL, 239-368-7080.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 24, 1938 - Davie E. Hisler, 79-year-old retired citrus grove foreman, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. R. Thompson, at 1029 Hoople Street following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afaternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. J. J. Musselwhite officiating. The pallbearers will be J. B. Brooks, A. J. Crews, A. B. Barron, Fred Lanier, Hugh Sheppard and C. C. White. Mr. Hisler, well- known Lee county citizen, is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Thompson of Fort Myers, Mrs. J. E. McLaughlin of Princeton, Mrs. S. S. Massey of Tampa and Mrs. Robert Shock of Tampa; three sons, G. L. Hisler of Houston, Texas, P. H. and N. R. Hisler of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, G. W. Hisler of Olga; and two sisters, Mrs. Tobitha Skinner of Arcadia and Mrs. Lizzie Hall of Lake City.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 19, 1935 - Funeral services for J. B. Hisler, local prize fighter who died in Memphis, Tenn., last week, will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Fort Myers cemetery, it was announced yesterday by members of the young man's family. Word received from Memphis yesterday said that Hisler had died after an attack of acute yellow atrophy of the liver. He had been in apparent good health up to two days before his death and had been traveling with Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bryant of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside by Rev. Billy Simmons, Tampa evangelist and nephew of the deceased. The pallbearers will be Raymond Simmons, Gordon Collier, N. B. Whidden, L. B. Bryant, Mickey Hisler and Charles Hisler. The body will be returned to Fort Myers by the Greenman Funeral Home of Tampa and will rest at the Hisler home on Hoople street between two o'clock and time for the funeral Friday afternoon. June 20, 1935--Funeral services for J. B. "Kid" Hisler, Fort Myers prize fighter who died last week in Memphis, Tenn., will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Engelhardt funeral chapel with the Rev. J. W. Swanson officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Brothers and sisters of young Hisler who have Mrs. Lena Schoch, Miami; Mrs. Gussie McLaughlin, Princeton, Fla, Mrs. Florence Massey, Tampa; Paul Hisler, San Antonio, Tex., Norman Hisler, Garyville, La., and George Hisler of Houston, Tex.
    The Fort Myers Press, July 5, 1929 - Funeral services for Louise Hisler, three year old daughter of Officer and Mrs. Matt Hisler, were held at 9 o'clock this morning at the Englehardt funeral home and the body was taken to Fort Denaud for burial. The little girl was killed when she ran in front of a passing automobile late yesterday on the Tamiami trail. The driver of the car. J. A. Coarfey of Bradenton, was exonerated by Mrs. Hisler who witnessed the tragedy and stated that it was unavoidable.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 22, 2013 - Phyllis Judy (Farabee) Hitchcock of Bonita Springs, FL passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 19, 2013. She was 70 years old. Judy was born on June 23, 1943 in Ft. Myers, FL, the daughter of Allen and Jessie (Easterly) Farabee. She lived in Venus, FL before moving to Bonita Springs as a child. She was a graduate of Fort Myers High School. Judy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially at the family ranch in Punta Gorda, FL. She is survived by her children, Robert A. "Rusty" (Melanie) Daughtry of Punta Gorda, FL, Randy L. Williams of Punta Gorda, FL, Greg (Terri) Hitchcock of Bonita Springs, FL and Tony (Kim) Hitchcock of N. Fort Myers, FL; her mother, Jessie Farabee of Punta Gorda, FL; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, James Daniel Hitchcock in 1999 and her father, Allen Farabee in 2010. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, 3971 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia, FL. Memorial contributions in Judy's name may be made to the Bonita Springs Cemetery, C/O First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, at the address above. Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Saturday, November 21, 1970-- Earl O. Hitchings, 72, a visitor to Fort Myers from Pennsville, N.J., died Thursday night. Surviving are three daughters, Velma DiAndrea, Rydal, PA, Margaret Hefferon of Philadelphia, PA, Katherine Wilson of Pennsville, NJ; son, John R. Hitchings of Pennsville, NJ. The body wil be sent to Laughrey Funeral Home at Pennsville, NJ for serice and burial. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home was in charge locally.

Fort Myers News Press, July 11. 2013 - Charles P. Hitzing, 68, of N Ft Myers was born in Sydney, Australia and came to Florida in 1958.He was a member of the first graduating class of N Ft Myers High  School  (1965). Charles received his A.A. degree from Edison State College as well as served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Knox, KY and the NATO SHAPE headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. He worked as a salesman for Al's Appliances and Bill Smith prior to owning and operating his own  lawn service   since 1985.Charles is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lynette, his four children, Brian (Amber), Pamela, Dawn & Aaron (Lori); five grandchildren, Tyler, Haleigh, Cassidy, Christian and Cole; brother, Wade (Judy) and sister, Cleo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Athens and a niece, Cari.Services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13th at 11am Bayshore Community Chapel in N. Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Hospice 

Fort Myers News Press, September 20, 2012 - One of God's beautiful angels was taken away unexpectedly on Fri 9/14/12. Sierra Alexa Hixenbaugh, 16, also called CC was born in Fort Myers on August 6, 1996 to Debbie Hixenbaugh and Chris Hixenbaugh. As an adolescent she was a very reserved shy loving child. She loved to read, sing and dance with her friend's and sister's as long as the grown ups weren't looking. She was a daddy's girl watching sports with him but as she got older she loved her mommy's taste in fashion. Her father taught her sports while her mom taught her how to be a lady.CC, came out of her shell eventually and blossomed into an intelligent, personable, funny and witty kid, still with that shy glance and quiet elegance. She was an excellent student, maintaining an A average all throughout her school career. She had a smile that would melt anyone's heart, so much love for her family. She become a stunning teenager full of love and light for all who knew her. CC found her passion in basketball, fashion, friends, Justin Bieber and hanging with her sister's who were her BFF. She will be eternally missed by all who shared in her life. She is in every rainbow, every gentle breeze, soft embrace and glorious sunset. She is survived by mother Debbie, father Christopher Hixenbaugh, sister's Brittany, Aysia and Lily Hixenbaugh, grandparent's Manny and Madeline Pacheco, aunt Michelle Pacheco, aunt Lisa Crabtree, uncle Shane Crabtree, cousin Shaelyn Crabtree, uncle Jessie Truesdale, the late Lousie Torres and the late Richard Hixenbaugh
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 10, 2011 - Nana J. Hlavacska, 91 of Cape Coral passed away on Sept. 7, 2011. She is survived by the Love of her life Arthur Silva; two step daughters Eva White and Aniko Loschiavo; sister Patricia Chapman; Brother Mark Kelly. Nana is preceded in death by her daughter Sherry McDonald.The family will receive friends from 9:00 am - 9:45 am on Monday September 12, 2011 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, Cape Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral beginning at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to leave a condolence to the family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 2, 1935 - Jake D. Hobby, 76, died yesterday afternoon at his home on McGregor boulevard near the Miles farmes after an illness of a week. Mr. Hobby has made his home in Fort Myers for the past 40 years and is survived by two sons, Tom and Beed. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery with the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 2, 1932 - Mrs. Beed (sic) (Josephine) Hobby, 36 years old, died at noon yesterday from poison said to have been self-administered. Dr. F. K. Armstrong was called to her home near Dobbins dairy, but all efforts to save the woman's life failed and she died witin five minutes. Despondency over domestic affairs was believed to be the cause of her action. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. W. H. Edwards of the Second Baptist church will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Hobby is survived by one son, three brothers and three sisters. Bud
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 24, 2005 - Harry Everett Hodges, Sr., age 75 of LaBelle passed away February 23, 2005, at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres. Harry was born July 1, 1929, at North LaBelle to the home of James William and Susi Willliams Hodges. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Survivors include sons Jimmy Hodges, Harry E. Hodges, Jr., daughter Denise Hodges all of W. Palm Beach, brothers Roger Hodges, LaBelle, Wayne Hodges, Ft. Myers, Kenneth Hodges, Rockmart, GA and sister Dorothy Bussey of LaBelle. Visiting at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle Chapel will be tonight between the hours of 6-8 PM. Graveside services will be Friday, February 25th at 2:30 PM at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery with Reverend John McGregor officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle Chapel.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2008 - Katherine M. Hodges, 89, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2008, with her daughter Rebecca A. Petersen and son-in-law Dennis B. Petersen by her side. Maxine was born July 7, 1919 in Clarksburg , West Virginia. She leaves behind her wonderful daughter Rebecca and son-in-law Dennis Petersen, a sister Mildred Flinn and grandchildren Lauren (Dan) Orzerchowski and Michael Darnell and many wonderful nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson Brent Petersen, her husband David Hodges, a son Stephen T. Hodges, and a brother Burl McQuain. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Saturday September 13, 2008 at Church of the Resurrection of our Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in her name. Arrangements by Kiser Funeral Home, 481-4341.

  Fort Myers News-Press, December 17, 2009 - Elizabeth (Betty) Himschoot Hodson, 66, of Naples, Florida passed away Sunday, December 13th, 2009 in her home unexpectedly. She spent Friday evening joyfully performing in The Living Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Naples, where she had performed every Christmas since 1985. She was a graduate of Fort Myers High School, class of 1960. In the early years of her career, the work she took the most satisfaction in was as a preschool teacher. Most recently she worked for the law firm of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan, & Crown for over twenty years. Betty was born to Virgil and Elizabeth (Honc) Himschoot on January 6, 1943 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was most proud of her three children Kirk (Pauli) Hodson in Santa Barbara, CA, Tony (Joy) Hodson in Littleton, CO, and Becky McGilvra in Bonita Springs, FL and her nine grandchildren - Connor, Kirk, Kyle, Kolton, Kaylie, Kooper, Serah, Sophia, and Merrick. She, "Peat," was the eldest of twelve children. In God's infinite wisdom and timing, she, all of her siblings, and their Mother were together in October of this year for a family wedding.In addition to her three children she is survived by her mother, Elizabeth (Honc) Himschoot; her brothers and sisters: Bob (Paula) Himschoot, Jack (Paula) Himschoot of Bokeelia, FL , Jean (Sonny) Dunton, Fred (Mary) Himschoot of Idaho Springs, CO, Franci (Randy) Dorcey, Pat (Freda) Himschoot, Mary Helen (Duane) Rutledge, Kathi (Kenny) Kensinger, Aggie Himschoot of Bourbonnais, IL, and Bernadette (Dan) Murray; her 30 nephews and nieces, 27 grand nephews and nieces, and many wonderful friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Virgil Vincent Himschoot (2003) and younger sister, Margaret Therese Himschoot (1961). Betty's kind, generous, joyful, loving, forgiving, wise spirit and sparkling eyes will be deeply missed by those blessed by her presence. We benefited from her love for us and for the LORD. As she was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, we look forward to joining her one day in heaven. We will be forever grateful to God for his wonderful gift of Betty. She enjoyed investing her life in people - her ever-growing family, her church family, and her close friends. She enjoyed God's creation; she especially delighted in sunsets, walks on the beach, flowers, and gardens. She loved people, life, Jesus, her kids and her grandkids. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.Visitation at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples on Friday, December 18th 6-8pm. Funeral service at First Baptist Church of Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive on Saturday, December 19th at 11am. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty's memory may be made to the Betty H. Hodson Memorial Fund care of Wachovia Bank. For online condolences, please visit
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 23, 2007 - Margaret E. Hoerbelt, 95 of Cape Coral, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Born in Lodi, Ohio on August 17, 1912, Margaret lived in Florida and Oregon and graduated from Lodi High School. She worked as an administrative assistant for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio.Margaret is fondly remembered for her love of gourmet cooking with her husband, Gerard (Jerry, a former employee of East Ohio Gas Co.). Every holiday she entertained family and friends serving delectable meals accompanied with the finest holiday music.Mrs. Hoerbelt is survived by a niece, Juanita (Rice) Watson of Ashland, Ohio; sisters-in-law: Jane Lee of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Marge Hoerbelt of San Jose, CA and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard J. Hoerbelt, Jr., parents Ben and Laura (Myers) Schmid, sisters, Florence Schmid and Helen (Schmid) Rice and her husband, Joe.A gathering of friends and family will be on Sunday, November 25, 2007 from 3-5 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:30 AM Monday, November 26, 2007 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 27, 1925 - B. C. Hoffman, 64, died at his home on Michigan avenue Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock following a stroke of paralysis suffered Saturday evening. Mr. Hoffman had been in the best of health and his sudden affliction and death were great shocks to his family and friends. Mr. Hoffman was a native of Indiana, coming to Florida some 14 years ago. For some years a resident of Arcadia, Mr. Hoffman moved to fort Myers some 12 months past. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Hoffman and four children, M. R. Hoffman, L. G. Hoffman, J. I. Hoffman and Wanda Hoffman. A brother and a sister live in Michigan and another brother in Indiana. The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Hoffman home. Burial will take place in the Fort Myers cemetery.
    NewsZapFl, September 4, 2013 - Carol Ann Hoffman passed away Sept. 1, 2013 in LaBelle. She was born Feb. 5, 1969 in Naples, Fla. Carol was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and was the great-great-great-great granddaughter of James Kirkland and Mary Ann Kirkland aka Polly Ann Powers. She worked for thirteen years for Family Eye Care in LaBelle. She attended Community Harvest Church and was a member of American Legion Post#130 Women's Auxiliary. Carol was also an avid reader. Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Hoffman; sons, Cody and Dustin Hoffman; and daughter, Hadley Hoffman, all of LaBelle; parents, John Henry Agnew, Jr. and Delores (Whigham) Agnew of LaBelle; brother, Ryan Agnew of LaBelle; sisters, Nikki (Spence) Hull of LaBelle and Wendy (Donald) Wood of Orlando; father and mother-in-law, James and Marion Hoffman; brother-in-law, James T. (Mary Jo) Hoffman; sister-in-law, Michelle (Bruce) Doras; brother-in-law, John Raymond (Elaine) Hoffman; and nephews and nieces, Jarren and Emyllee Hull, Caymen and Noah Wood, Adam And Emma Doras and Jenna Hoffman. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Community Harvest Worship Center, LaBelle with Pastor L. W. Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. You may view the online obituary of leave condolences to the family at  www.akin-davis.com  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 8, 2001 - Ernest Joseph Hoffman, 93, of Fort Myers, died Friday, July 6, 2001. A resident since 1980, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Margaret; son, Richard (Virginia) Hoffman of Plantation, FL; daughters, Joan (George) Kiesel, Joyce (Evan) Potter of Fort Myers, Regina (Gene) McGrellis, Beatrice (Don) Cox, Dolores (Ira) Schneider all of New York, 28 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Visitation hours will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2001 with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10;00 a.m. at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341

Fort Myers News-Press, February 29, 2008 - John G. Hoffman, age 70, of N. Fort Myers, passed away on Feb. 26, 2008. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1957. He was a Naval veteran from 1957 on the USS Zellers. He retired from United Telephone in 1993. His hobbies included drag racing, antique cars and tractors, car shows. Another favorite was to travel and spend several months throughout the year in his and Linda's log cabin in Green Mountain, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents John R. Hoffman and Mary Hoffman; son John Robert Hoffman. John was married 33 years to his wife Linda. He is also survived by his daughters, Lindsay (Josh) Wright, Kristy Hoffman, Donna (Dana) Berry; sons, John Scott (Kim) Hoffman, Tony (Theresa) Hoffman; grandchildren, Dylan, Alexander, Lauren, Sara Jonathan, Luke Annie, Emma, Megan, Spencer; sisters, Shirley (Bob),Joan (Archie), nephew, Brian; niece, Theresa. John was dedicated, hardworking, loved his family and cherished friends. There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, March 1, 2008 1:00 pm at Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. East, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or St. Jude's Children Hospital. Arrangements by National Cremation Society.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 13, 2014 - Stephen D. Hoffman, 60, of Fort Myers, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born December 6, 1953 in Detroit, MI and moved to Florida from Jackson, MI in 1972. He proudly served the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and enjoyed fishing, boating, music and collected and repaired antique watches. Mr. Hoffman leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 31 years, Margaret A. Hoffman; his children: Stephanie Olivarez and husband, Joseph of Cape Coral and Erica Hoffman of Fort Myers; his mother, A. D'Ette Fortiner of Fort Myers; his siblings: Eric Hoffman of Cape Coral, Sidne Turnbull of Fort Myers and Wynette Dooley of Delray Beach and his step-grandson, Alex Olivarez. He was preceded in death by his son, Brett Hoffman and his Father Jim Hoffman. Memorial services will be held at 11am Saturday, February 15th at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers with inurnment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or to www.hopehospice.org. 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, January 14, 1933 - Ralph Bailey, Pine Island farmer and hunter, continued to maintain silence in his county jail cell yesterday concerning his version of the incident which resulted in the slaying of Pete Hogan and the serious wounding of Bill Davis on Thursday afternoon at Bob Hogan's home in Palmona Park across the river. Sheriff Bob King, to whom Bailey surrendered late Thursday night, said he was holding the prisoner incommunicado for the present. Bailey has refused to talk, the sheriff said, and does not desire to see anyone. Owen Keene, fishing guide and close friend of the prisoner, is expected to visit him today and probably will make arrangements for engaging counsel. Bailey did not appear particularly worried as he sat in his cell yesterday, despite the fact he faces a murder charge for the killing of Hogan and an assault charge for the shooting of Davis. The murder warrant was sworn out shortly after a coroner's inquest had returned a verdict charging Bailey with the fatal shooting. Yesterday the sheriff obtained a second warrant charging Bailey with assault with intent to comit murder in connection with the shooting of Davis...Funeral services for Hogan will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. The body will be buried in Fort Myers cemetery, following services in charge of the Rev. W. H. Edwards, jr., pastor of the Second Baptist church...

Fort Myers News-Press, August 30, 1974 - Adrian Arthur Hogue, 35, of Playa Del Rey Lane,Bonita Springs, died Thursday afternoon in Naples Community Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Bonita Springs. He was former owner of Dome Lounge and had his own janitorial service and also owned a kennel of greyhound dogs. He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Bonita Springs, three sons, Kenneth Lloyd Hogue of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Steve Eugene and Dennis Wade Hogue, both of Bonita Springs, five brothers, Franklin of Galveston, Tex., Kenneth of Bonita Springs,Leander of Venice, Charles of Lehigh Acres and Keith of Naples and four sisters, Daisy Hunter of Nokomis, Fla, Frances Hogue of Bonita springs, Nellie Hogue of Bonita Springs and Alyce Hill of Oregon. Funeral service will be Tues. with the time to be announced later by Pittman's Bonita Springs chapel, 2116 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs.

     Fort Myers News-Press, April 18, 2011 - Richard (Dick) Grant Hogue, 65, died peacefully on April 12, 2011. Dick proudly served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and then worked as a program manager for LARC in Ft Myers where he enriched the lives of so many clients and their families.Dick is survived by his brothers Peter and John, his nephews Michael Hogue and Matthew Snell, and his brother-in-law Oscar Albury. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Becky Hogue and his sister Penny Hogue Albury.A gathering to celebrate Dick's life will be hosted by the family at the Foxmoor Condominium Club House on Tuesday April 26, 2011. All are welcome to drop by any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Dick's memory can be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, January 4, 2012 - Vicente V. Holanday, 83, of Cape Coral died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Born Jan. 22, 1928, in the Philippines, he and his family emigrated here in 1969. He was an executive manager for Manila Gas Corp. in the Philippines and was a mechanical engineer for the Jewel Food Company in Illinois. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Eugenia; daughter, Rosario (Alex) Balquiedra; two grandchildren, Jillian and Ryan; one brother; four sisters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Entombment was at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday from 4 -8 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to sign the online guest register book.
    Fort Myers News-Press February 4, 2009 - Evelyn A. Holbert, 88, formerly of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a member of McGregor Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, John (Patricia) Holbert of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Derek (Krista) Holbert of Indianapolis and Lt. Scott Holbert, U.S.M.C., Whidbey Island, NAS, Washington; great-grandson, Cole Holbert of Indianapolis; special nephew, Roger Fisher of Fishers; sister-in-law, Doris Fisher of Speedway, a step-grandson, Adam Betts of Fort Wayne, IN and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.M. "Midge" Holbert, in 2001; and brother, Frank D. Fisher Jr. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 with the Rev. Jim Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Lutheran Homes Activity Program.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 12, 2008 - Hoyt E. Holbrooks, 70, of Immokalee, Fl., passed away Tuesday June 10, 2008. Preacher Holbrooks was the Pastor of Lake Trafford Independent Baptist Church in Immokalee from 1980 to 1983, and then again from 1991 to June of 2008. He was born in South Carolina, and lived there for many years before coming to Florida. Pastor Holbrooks was a devoted and dedicated Christian who set an example of love, faithfulness and character that inspired many throughout the years of his Ministry. He is survived by his wife, Maxine, 3 daughters, Wanda Johnston, Pamela (Mark) Ashley, and Angela (Ray) DeLuna, along with 3 grandchildren, Jamie Frederick, Amy Ashley, and Nichole (Joel) Creasman, one great grandchild, Jeremiah Creasman, three brothers, Arlin Holbrooks, Bobby Holbrooks, Jack Holbrooks, and several other relatives. Visitation will be held Thursday (Today) from 5-9 PM at the Church at 1207 Carson Road. Funeral service is scheduled for Friday June 13 at 11:00 AM at Lake Trafford Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Rd 82 in Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 20, 1955 - Dwight Henry Holcomb, 88, father of Mrs. Troy Williams, died suddenly Friday morning at his home on Nuna Avenue, Tice. A native of Great Barrington, Mass., he wintered here many years prior to moving to Tice seven years ago. His wife, Alice preceded him in death many years ago as well as his son, Henry E. Holcomb, five years ago. Other survivors include his sister, Mrs. Carrie Bradley, Housatonic, Mass.; and an uncle, Arthur J. Holcomb, Fort Pierce, Florida. Funeral services, under the direction of Young-Harvey funeral directors, have been set for Monday at 11 a.m. from the Tice Methodist Church with Rev. E. F. Mayton, pastor, officiating. interment will be at the Fort Myers cemetery

Fort Myers News-Press, August. 21, 1935 - Funeral services for Mrs. Leroy (Norma) Holcombe will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home with the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. Her body will be taken on the evening train to her former home in Macon, Ga., where funeral services and interment will take place Friday afternoon. The honorary pallbearers of today's services will be E. M. Conroy, Dr. Guy Longbrake, E. M. Clarke, W. W. Raymond, Walter Moody and Ewing Starnes. In addition to relatives already heree, Mrs. J. E. Harrison, sister-in-law and her daughter, Miss Catherine Harrison of Jacksonville will arrive today for the services. Mr. Harold Raymond, daughter and Mr. Raymond will accompany the body to Macon and will return to Fort Myers after several days.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2009 - Eileen (Nell) May (O'Dowd) Holda, age 77 passed away peacefully at her home in Fort Myers, Florida on April 20, 2009. She was surrounded by four of her children and her loving husband at the time of her death.Eileen was born on August 8, 1931 in Jackson, MI to John and Catherine O'Dowd. She graduated from St. Johns Catholic High School in 1949. She married Gerald (Jerry) Vincent Holda on July 14, 1951. Jerry and Eileen lived, worked and raised six children in Jackson, MI. In 2004, they retired to Fort Myers, FL. Eileen loved to knit and made clothes for her children and baby clothes for all her grandchildren. She also knitted then donated hats, scarves and mittens to the Jackson Senior Center. Eileen is survived by her six children: Gerald (Robin) Holda of Michigan Center, MI; Kathy (Jon) Kren of Roscommon, MI; P.J. (Vicky) Holda of Pleasant Lake, MI; Julie (Quentin) Rideout of Fort Collins, CO; Shelia (Dorin) Oxender of Fort Myers, FL and Phillip (Dominic) Holda of Fort Myers, FL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren as well as siblings; Tom O'Dowd, Mary (Joe) Reska, Pat (Patsy) O'Dowd; Peggy Delat, Shelia (Jim) Oatley; and Jimmy (Jackie) O'Dowd. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Jack, Edward, Dennis, William and Michael.She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Services will be held Monday, April 27, 2009 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 at 9:00 AM.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Eileen's name to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church at the address above or to the scholarship fund created in her and her husband's name at Immokalee Career and Technical Center, 508 N. 9th St., Immokalee, FL 34132.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2009 - Gerald (Jerry) Vincent Holda, age 78, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2009 in Fort Myers, FL. Jerry was born on January 20, 1930 in Jackson, MI, to Vincent and Myra Holda. he graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 1948 and married Eileen May O'Dowd July 14, 1951.Jerry and Eileen both worked at Holda Appliance and TV. They raised six children. In 2004 they retired to Fort Myers, FL. Jerry loved to fish, bowl and cook. He was a volunteer at the Region 2 Area on Aging in Michigan. He is also a Korean War Veteran. Jerry is survived by his six children; Jerry (Robin) Holda of Michigan Center, MI; Kathy (Jon) Kren of Roscommon, MI; PJ (Vicky) Holda of Pleasant Lake, MI; Julie (Quentin) Rideout of Ft. Collins, CO; Sheila (Dorin) Oxender of Fort Myers, FL and Phillip (Dominic) Holda of Fort Myers, FL. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren as well as his siblings: Norbert (Florence) Holda of Jackson, MI; Donald (Margie) Holda of Michigan City, IN; Richard (Jeanne) Holda of Jackson, MI; Kenneth (Martha) Holda of Gallatin, TN and his sister Jeanette (Paul) Tate of Jamestown, NY. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Eugene and Edwyn.He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Services will be held at 9:00 AM on Monday, April 27th at St. Vincent DePaul Church 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jerry's name to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church at the address above or to the scholarship fund created in his and his wife's name at Immokalee Career and Technical Center, 508 N. 9th St., Immokalee, FL 34142.
    Brister Funeral Home, Immokalee, FL - Walter E. Holland 82 years old, left to be with the Lord on Monday July 29,2013. He passed in Naples, Florida following a long illness with his family by his side. Until his retirement he was manager of Six L's Packing House in Immokalee for many many years. Walter married his loving wife Glenda McBurnett Holland in 1973. They lived in Immokalee most of those years where he watched his children and grandchildren grow. Mr. Holland was an avid fisherman and a fan of Western movies, especially John Wayne. He leaves behind his beloved wife; Glenda Holland, six sons; Danny, Dicky, Jacky, Bruce, Bobby and Tommy, five daughters; Dona Redmond, Sunni Gay, Julia Holland, Tracy Holland and Raylean Williams, thirty five grandchildren and fifty six great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held Thursday August 1, 2013, 6-8pm at Brister Funeral Home Chapel. A Graveside Service will be held Friday August 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Myers on State Road 82.

  Fort Myers News-Press, September 19, 2008 - Ashley Nicole Hollaway,  20, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away September 17, 2008. She was born May 6, 1988 in Fort Myers, Florida the daughter of Steven Hollaway and Trish Hollaway. She attended Fort Myers Christian School kindergarten through eighth grade, freshman and sophomore years at Bishop Verot and junior and senior years at Cypress Lake High. She received her AA degree at Edison and she is currently attending FGCU majoring in Pre-Law. Ashley was an excellent volleyball player and a long time soccer and tennis player. She loved everyone and will be dearly missed. May she rest in Peace.She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her daughter Aubrey Jade Hollaway, parents Steven Hollaway of Fort Myers, FL and Trish (Reinhard) Biebricher of Fort Myers, FL, maternal grandparents Shirley Lear of Fort Myers, FL and Ivan Lear of Indiana, paternal grandparents Tootsie and Norris Hollaway of Fort Myers, and uncles Michael (Hannah) Lear of Panama City Beach and Gary Hollaway of Texas, cousin Sophie Lear and step sister Patricia Biebricher of Germany.Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-3 PM with a funeral service beginning at 3:00 Pm at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. 239-936-0555
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 25, 2001 - Charles E. (Jock) Holley, 68, of North Fort Myers, died Sunday morning in Lee Memorial Hospital. He was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved here in 1970 from Columbus. Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Holley of North Fort Myers; daughters, Teri Kitchens of North Fort Myers and Karen (Todd) McCowen of Cape Coral; brother, William O. Holley of North Fort Myers; sister, Evelyn Elliott of North Fort Myers; brother-in-law Jake (Lynne) Fredendall; sister-in-law, Rita (John) Burke and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 31, 2005 - Mary Lou Holley, 66, of N. Ft. Myers died Tuesday afternoon in Ft. Myers. she was born in Columbus, OH and moved here in 1970 from Columbus. Mary Lou was known to many from her 30 years of employment at the Lee County Health Department, the last 15 years in the Office of Vital Statistics. She was a loving mother and proud grandmother. Surviving are her daughters, Teri (Dale) Nolff of Cape Coral and Karen (Todd) McCowan of Cape Coral; brother, Jake (Lynne) Fredendall of West Jefferson, OH; sister, Rita Marie (John) Burke of Hilliard, OH; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles "Jock" in September of 2001. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

          Rose Holley

Fort Myers News-Press, Npvember 4, 2004 - Mary Carolyn Craft Holliday, 62, of N. Ft. Myers formerly of Arcadia passed away November 1, 2004. She was born Nov. 27, 1941 in Arcadia and moved to local area 25 years ago. She was a hairdresser and recentl a homemaker, graduated from DeSoto High School, class of 1959 and graduated form Cosmetology School in 1960. Mary loved to volunteer in church and community activites and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband Jay, daughters Carrie Lynn (Paul) Broullire, Bluffton, SC, Sherri (Jimmi) Hendrson, Atlanta, GA, sons; John allan (Kathy) Craft, Cape Coral, FL, Lorin Wade (Christina) Craft, Ft. Myes, FL and stepsons Mike (Karen) Holliday, Raleigh, NC, Steven Holliday, Ft. Myers, FL; sister, Lois Ann (Bob) Roberts, Windermere, FL. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Matthew & John Craft, Cape Coral, Brittany, Bailey, and Blake Broullire, Bluffton, SC and Braeden Craft, Ft. Myers. Memorial service will be Friday, Nov. 5th at 2 PM, N. Ft. Myers United Methodist Church, 81 Pondella Rd., N. Ft. Myers. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 6th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Pnger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home Chapel, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, FL. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 2005 - Gail Alma Hollingsworth, 84, of Naples, Florida passed away on March 8, 2005 at Bentley Village where she resided. Gail was born in the Panama Canal Zone of Central America on August 10, 1920. She is survived by her husband Col. (Ret.) George Hollingsworth. The Hollingsworths moved permanently to Ft. Myers Beach in 1967. Gail is survived by her sister, Joyce Collinge of Ft. Myers; three daughters Diana Gessler (Paul) of Bonita Springs, Christine Moyer (Tom) of Miami, and Holly Hollingsworth of Bonita Springs; four grandchildren, Deidre Miles (Billy) of Cape Coral, Dashia Larimer (Jeff) of Ft. Myers, Cayce Moyer and Andrew Moyer of Miami and two great grandchildren, Leslie Dowis and Haylee Thweatt of Cape Coral. Memorial services will be private.
    Fort Myers News-Press Oct 17, 2009 Glenn Wesley Hollingsworth, age 86, of LaBelle, passed away October 15, 2009 in Cape Coral. He was born July 17, 1923 in White Star, KY, son of the late Earnest Hubert Hollingsworth and the late Flossie Irene (Smith) Hollingsworth. He served during World War II in the Marine Corps, 4th Division. Glenn grew up in and graduated from high school in Lynch, KY. He also graduated from Western Kentucky University. After graduation, he taught and coached at LaBelle High School. Glenn owned Gulf View Restaurant in LaBelle and Town and Country men's clothing store in Fort Myers. He served as a parole and probation officer for twenty years in the Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach and Collier counties. Survivors include son: Robert Ernest Hollingsworth and wife Marilyn of LaBelle, sister: Shirley Hollingsworth Troglia of Atlanta, GA, grandchildren: Nathaniel Hollingsworth and wife Amanda of Dillard, GA. And Cody Hollingsworth of LaBelle, step grandchildren, William Watson of LaBelle and step great-grandchild. Dalton Watson of LaBelle. He was preceded in death by his, wife, Mary Virginia Hollingsworth, son, Wesley Hollingsworth, brothers: Ernest Hollingsworth Jr. and Joe Hollingsworth and sister: Mary Lee Hollingsworth Phillips.Funeral services will be held Mon. October 19, 2009, 11:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. and Pastor Benny Anthony officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 12, 2010 - Louis C. "Butch" Hollingsworth, 72, of N. Fort Myers, passed away at his home December 7, 2010. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, March 9, 1938, and was the son of Louis C. Hollingsworth, Sr. and Charlotte FitzSimmons Hollingsworth. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Sandra D. Smith Hollingsworth, sisters, Gail Hollingsworth Rabai, and Julie Hollingsworth Rich, nieces Julia Duggan Broyles, Kathleen Duggan McKinney, Christine Rich, nephews, Jeffry Rich, Robert Keller Duggan, and Charles Duggan III. Butch graduated from North Fulton High School in 1957, and Mercer University in 1962, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was a member of the "Buckhead Boys", Atlanta, Georgia. A celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at his home in N. Fort Myers on January 8, 2011. Family and friends may sign the guest register by visiting www.horizonfunerals.com
      Fort Myers News-Press, September 6, 2009 - Mary Virginia Hollingsworth, age 82, of LaBelle, passed away September 12, 2009 in Fort Myers. She was born June 9, 1927 in Arcadia, daughter of the late Robert Basil Waldron and the late Willie Catherine (Campbell) Waldron. She grew up in the LaBelle area and lived here for most of her life. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband: Glenn Wesley Hollingsworth, son: Robert Ernest Hollingsworth and wife Marilyn of LaBelle, grandsons: Nathaniel Hollingsworth of Dillard, GA and Cody Hollingsworth of LaBelle, FL and step grandson: William Watson of LaBelle, step great-grandson: Dalton Watson of LaBelle. She was preceded in death by her son, Wesley Hollingsworth.Funeral services will be held Thu. September 17, 2009, 11:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. and Pastor Benny Anthony officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

Wesley Glenn Hollingsworth age 55 of the Satolah Community passed away November 18, 2005 at the Lanier Park Campus of North East Georgia Medical Center. Wesley was born in LaBelle, Florida January 1, 1950 the son of Glenn Wesley Hollingsworth and Mary Virginia Waldron Hollingsworth. He worked as a welding inspector in the construction Industry for many years. He was a Master Mason, a member of LaBelle Masonic Lodge No. 379, and a proud member of SCV Camp 1929, Rabun Gap Rifleman Clayton, Georgia, and a member of American Welding Society. Wesley is survived by his parents, loving wife Teresa White Hollingsworth of the home, one son Nathaniel Hollingsworth of Dillard, GA, one brother Earnest Hollingsworth of LaBelle, FL. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Macedonia Church Cemetery with Rev. William T. Maddox officiating. Beck Funeral Home, Clayton, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

  Fort Myers News-Press, August 3, 2005 - Dorothy Moore Hollis, 92, of Fort Myers, FL died July 23, 2005. Dorothy was born on Nov. 19, 1912 in Wilson, NC to the late Walter J. and Lalla Rookh Moore. She moved with her family to Fort Myers in 1919. She was a graduate of Fort Myers High School in 1931. After marrying her later husband Ernest R. Hollis in 1934, they were owners of Ryals Drug Store on Hendry Street in Fort Myers. After a while she went to work for Sear Department Store and retired after 22 years. She loved working in her yard with her plants and flowers at her home of 62 years in Edison Park. She was the oldest member of her Sunday School Class at 1st United Methodist Church at 2466 First Street. She was preceded in death by husband Ernest R. Hollis, and her mother Lall Rookh Moore. She is survived by five generations, her children, Lalla (Ellieb) Payne, Dorothy (Dutch) Holland, Thomas (Barbara) Hollis and Roberta Atchison, her sister Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Hollis, her grandchildren, Debbie Burton, Susan Bray, Karen Payne, Pam Payne, Troy Atchison, Robin Faircloth and Tara Hollis, nine great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 19, 1999 - Joshua A. Hollis, 19, of Fort Myers, died as a result of an auto accident Oct. 17, 1999 in Orlando, FL. He was born in Beaumont, TX. A son of Rodney W. and Constance Hollis, Josh moved to Fort Myers from Beaumont in 1987. He played varsity basketball for Fort Myers High School where he was graduated in 1998. He coached basketball at the Y.M.C.A., attended Edison Community College, and worked in the Automotive Dept. of Costco in Fort Myers, FL. Josh is survived by his father, Rodney W. of Fort Myers; his mother, Connie of Houston, TX; his brother, Gregory of Fort Myers; his paternal grandparents, Barbara and Hurshel Stratton of TX; his maternal grandmother, Alma McConnell of TX; his paternal grandfather, William LeMare; maternal great-grandmother, Georgia McConnell, and special friend, Katira Wrenn of Fort Myers. A funeral service will be conducted at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon St., Fort Myers on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 2:00 p.m. The family will greet friends at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday 2 - 8 p.m.. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers Press, July 27, 1939 - Mrs. Ophelia Eliza Hollis, 69, died yesterday at the home of her son, Ernest Hollis, on Fowler Street after having been an invalid for the past year.  Mrs. Hollis, a native of Georgia, came to Fort Myers six years ago at the same time her husband, T. E. Hollis, was forced to go to Colorado Springs, Colo. for his health. Mrs. Hollis was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jim C. Rayls of Montgomery County, Ga., and her first husband was Dr. Allen C. Clements.  Mrs. Hollis is survived by her husband, T. E. Hollis, four sons, Jim C. Clements, Allen Clements, Ernest Hollis and Charles Hollis of Fort Myers, and two brothers, Dr. Howell Ryals of Delwood and Dr. William Ryals of Cowart, Ala; one sister, Mrs. Ella B. Smith of Statesboro, Ala., a nephew, George Ryals of Fort Myers, and several grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Rembert A. Guy officiating.  The pallbearers will be W. A. Sheppard, Judge George W. Whitehurst, Santa Armeda, R. Vivian Lee, T. G. Finck and John K. Woolslair.  Interment will be at the Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers Press, January 30, 1940 - Theo E. Hollis, 60, died yesterday at the Union Printers' home at Colorado Springs,Colo., after a long illness.  Well known in Fort Myers, Mr. hollis came here in 1925 and worked first with the Fort Myers Press and later with the Tropical News as a linotype operator, making this city his home for some three years.   He is survived in Fort Myers by two sons, Ernest and Charles Hollis and a step-son, Attorney Jim C. Clements.   Another step-son is Allen Clements, former Fort Myers city attorney who recently moved to Miami.   Another survivor is R. Lee Hollis of Atlanta, a brother. The body will arrive here Saturday for services, which will be announced later, and interment.   Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press - 2004-04-28 -- Robert R. Hollopeter, 83, of Fort Myers, Fla., died at Hospice House April 14, 2004. He was born in Lima, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1921, to Fred and Ethel Hollopeter. He attended Lima Senior High School, received a degree from Ohio Northern, and was employed by Westinghouse. During his 50-year career, he built thousands of homes, as well as restaurants, condominiums and commercial buildings. He and his family moved to Sanibel Island in 1974. He built Sandalfoot Condominium on Sanibel Island, followed by numerous other condominium projects on Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and in Fort Myers. He is survived by three daughters, Judith Thompson, Deborah (Steven) Studybaker and Catherine (Waide) Cottrill, all of Fort Myers; his wife, Mary Jane Hollopeter, of Fort Myers; seven grandchildren, Jeff (Cris) Thompson and Justin (Heidi Thompson), Jason Studybaker, Colin Studybaker, Aimee Studybaker, Carey Studybaker and USN Gunner's Mate Ben Studybaker; six great-grandchildren, Trent, Jessie and Nick Thompson, and Tafton Thompson, and Alyssa Studybaker and Kyle Morfis; his Maine Coon cat, Rascal; and many lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothea Hollopeter, a grandson, Ed Studybaker, and his beloved Welsh terrier, Fletcher Henderson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Iona Hope on Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers with the Rev. Dr. John Adler officiating. Arrangements were handled by Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.

    Fort Myers News-Press, September 21, 1963 - James Fred Holloway, Sr., 51, Matlach

Fort Myers News-Press, June 6, 2011 - Mary A. Hirons (Griffin), 84, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away June 4, 2011. She was born June 14, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts the daughter of Ernest and Florence (Cooper) Griffin. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her loving husband William Hirons, 8 children, Thomas Mayock, Sharon Shaughnessy, Daniel (Jane) Mayock, Diane Gentry, Donna (James) Haley, Denise Hirons, Deborah Hirons, and Penny Hirons, 4 sisters, Nan Donovan, Lorraine (Angelo) Umbrianni, Tina Oster, and Theresa (John) Cummings, 2 brothers, Ernest (Anita) Griffin and Ned (Mabel) Griffin, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10-11 AM at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11:00 at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-274-0088. Online condolences may be made at www.gendronfuneralhome.com.

a Station, died yesterday. A commercial fisherman, he has resided here for the past 25 years. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Lois F. Holloway, are three sons, Jerry C. Holloway, Punta Gorda; Hiram H. Holloway and J. Fred Holloway Jr., both of Mtlacha Station; three brothers, Elam L., Matlacha Station; James M., Titusville, Robert O., Ft. Lauderdale; one sister, Mrs. K. W. K. Keene, Placida and three grandchildren. Funeral service has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday from the Harvey Funeral Home, Colonial Blvd., with Rev. U. Curry Walton, pastor First Baptist Church, Pine Island, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Monday, May 12, 2003 - Pearl H. Holloway, 60, of Bokeelia, died Saturday afternoon in Cape Coral. A native and lifelong resident of SW Florida, Pearl was born on Cayo Costa. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and had been a member of the Pine Island Moose Lodge. She is survived by her sons, Lonnie of Lyons, GA and Keven of Lehigh Acres; daughter, Kristy Howard of Bokeelia; her mother, Helen Darna; brother Jacob Darna; sisters, Elizabeth Gossic, Louise Gladding, Alma Phillips, Donna Rich, Vera Silcox, Evon Williams, Mary Kolaz, Loretta Darna and Jacqueline Keller; half brother, Henry Darna; half sisters, Vivian Joiner, Patsy Goff and Christine Langford and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 2:00 in the Chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the family.

Fort Myers News-Press -- 16 Dec 2004-- Benjamin A. Holman, 85, passed away December 11, 2004 in Cape Coral, FL. Ben was born September 8, 1919 in Memphis, TN. He had been a Ft. Myers resident since 1977 before moving to Cape Coral in 1985. He was a musician with the 106th Infantry Division band for over 4 years during WWII, and traveled extensively with the bands in the South, Mid-West and New England. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He retired from the Federal Government in 1975 with 30 years of service, most of which as the music industry analyst with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, DC. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ft. Myers; former member of the NARFE; member of the American Legion. He was an active Republican and a senior member of the Memphis Federation of Musicians Local #71. He is survived by a brother and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 11:00AM in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave, Ft. Myers, FL. The Rev. Philip D. Read, II will be the celebrant. Internment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

Ft Myers News-Press, May 10, 2001 - Einer C. Holman, 81, of Fort Myers lost his struggle with cancer and passed from death to eternal life peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 8, 2001. He was born in Edgerton, WI on April 7, 1920. He was the son of Louis and Bertha Holman who immigrated from Norway. He grew up in a farming community. He proudly served his country on active duty for 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Lead Navigator. He flew 35 missions in the 8th Air Force and received 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and numerous air medals. He also served in the Korean War completing 50 missions. He retired from the Air Force with rank of Major. In later years he worked for the Univac Corporation as a computer serviceman as well as several other vocations before making Fort Myers his home in 1973. After retiring he devoted the remainder of his life to community service. For more than 10 years he was an avid volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and served on the Board of Directors for 2 years. He was the past president of the Lee Co. Mission and served as the President of the American Association of Lutherans for 10 years in conjunction with his membership at Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of, Louise Holman. He is survived by his brother, Norman Holman, sister, Ellen Ramberg, sons, Wayne, Ronald, and Donald Holman, daughter, Debbie Gordon, and fiancee and caregiver, Shirley Piatt. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12, at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880

Fort Myers News-Press Oct 2, 2010 Dr. B.J. "Bob" Holmes, 77, of Port Charlotte, Florida formerly of Fort Myers, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at TideWell Hospice House, Sarasota, Florida. He was born October 25, 1932 in Snead, Alabama to Harley and Mary (Turner) Holmes and moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1937 where he grew up. He moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 1968 where he practiced Chiropractic until his retirement in 1989. Bob married to his wife Rebecca (Kinzie) Holmes on April 25, 1959. He graduated from Fort Myers High School, Class of 1950. He served in the National Guard and U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953. He graduated from University of Florida (Gainesville) in 1957 with B.S. in Education, and Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1967, as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He also had additional degrees and studies in Human Biology, Clinical Nutrition, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture. He was licensed to practice in Florida and North Carolina.Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years Rebecca; son, David A. Holmes and daughter-in-law Kristy Holmes, grandchildren, Robert Allen Holmes and Madison Kinzie Holmes; sisters, Bonnie (Holmes) McClintock of Sebastian, Florida and Linda (Holmes) Savich of Port Charlotte, and many nieces and nephews.Family will hold private services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Charlotte Community Foundation, 1675 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 or TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL. 34238 Arrangements are by National Cremation Society, 2525 B. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL. 33952.

  Mrs. F Irving Holmes

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 26, 1936--Silas Holmes and his wife Edna died last night at Lee Memorial hospital after an automobile in which they were riding crashed into the engine of an Atlantic Coast Line freight train at the Michigan avenue crossing. Four other persons in the car suffered fractures, bruises and painful injuries but were not considered in a critical condition. Death came to Holmes at 1:30 this morning, several hours after his wife succumbed to her injuries. The others injured were Mrs. Edna Williams, Francis Williams, Wilson Williams and Joseph F. Holmes, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Holmes. They were all treated by Dr. Guy M. Longbrake who worked on the cases from 7 o'clock last night until a few minutes before midnight. All of the nurses at the hospital remained on duty to take care of the injured persons. The accident happened at 6:35 p.m. during a driving rain. Francis Williams was driving a Model A roadster in which the other five persons were riding. He was driving west on Michigan avenue at what witnesses described as a high rate of speed. The same witnesses said the freight train was not traveling more than five miles per hour. The driver could not stop the car after he saw the train and struck the engine at the cab after turning off the highway in an effort to avoid the collision. An emergency call was sounded from the Seaboard freight station and both the Lawrence A. Powell and Engelhardt ambulances were summoned. The injured persons were rushed to the hospital and both city and county officials started an investigation. Robert Pate, conductor, and T. A. Cloud, engineer, were released and the train allowed to continue when the preliminary investiaation showed that the train crew was not to blame for the accident. Mrs. Holmes died three hours after the accident as the result of a concussion at the base of her skull. She also suffered a fractured jaw and deep body lacerations. Her husband, Silas, had not regained consciousness at midnight and his condition was described by Dr. Longbrake as critical. He suffered injuries, a fractured skull and a fracture of the hyoid bone in his neck...Chief of Police W. D. Smith, Deputy Sheriff S. P. McAuley and Traffic Officer Homer Klay conducted an investigation at the scene of the accident. They received testimony from Mrs. Edna williams that the brakes on the old Ford were defective and that Francis williams was unable to stop the car after seeing the train. No arrests were made as the law enforcement officers agreed that the crash was the fault of the persons injured. Witnesses testified that the freight train was approaching the cossing slowly, that the whistle had blown and that the train stopped within 12 yards after the crash. The car had swerved to the left to try to run into a ditch instead of hitting the train and the actual compact took place 12 feet off the highway. The exact time of the crash was fixed at 6:35 p.m. The bodies were taken to the Lawrence A. Powell Funeral Home.

  Fort Myers News-Press, 13 Sep 2006 -- Steven D. Holmes, 47, of Fort Myers died September 10, 2006. He was born in Coral Gables FL, a son of Warren D. and Gloria Holmes. Steven received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and his Juris Doctorate in Law from Florida State University, he was a prosecutor for the State's Attorney's Office, he had his own law practice and was an attorney for many law firms in the area. Steve was an avid Harley rider, enjoyed travel, the beach and all outdoor sports. Mr. Holmes is survived by his children Logan Lee West-Holmes age 7, Jenna Leilani Jensen age 3, his parents Warren and Gloria Holmes of Miami, his sister Debra Holmes of GA. A memorial funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon St., Fort Myers on Thursday at 5 PM.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for Steve's children please call 239-297-3598 for information.Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 239-936-0555.
    Myrna L. (Smith) Holsten, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away September 8, 2012 in Lehigh Acres.  She was born June 17, 1934 in Sweet Springs, MO, to the late Vern Glendon and the late Agnes Ramona (Elvert) Smith. Mrs. Holsten married Earl Holsten.  Survivors include her husband: Earl Holsten, two daughters: Gayle Kelley of Tampa, FL, Karen (Ken) Noreyko of CO, brother: Dale Smith, and two grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service was held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am in Christ The King Lutheran Church, LaBelle with Rev. Nicholas Moskovites officiating. Interment was Monday, September 10, 2012 in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers. Visitation was Monday from 30 minutes prior in Christ The King Lutheran Church, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

   James Lee Holt, 81, went to be with our Lord at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the presence of his beloved wife Martha. James was born January 16, 1931 in North Miami Beach, FL to Randolph Conley and Mary Jane Holt. James lived a full life as a race car driver and as a structural engineer. Active members of the First Indian Baptist Church on the Brighton reservation in Okeechobee, Florida in the winter and Libby Baptist Church in Libby, Montana in the summer, James and Martha regularly spread God's word to all who came in contact with them.  James is survived by his beloved wife: Martha and her daughter, Betty Jones, daughters: Laura McKirahan, Patricia Rogers, Debbie Sperduto, their husbands; his first wife, Erma Holt, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brothers: Frank Holt, Cecil Holt, Charles Holt, Bob Holt and Roy Holt and sisters: Frances Cooksey, Barbara Holt, Margaret Reynolds, Shirley Gordy and Carolyn Anderson. A private Celebration of Life services were held Sunday, September 16th at Libby Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Rev. Matthew Tiger officiating. James was a several times cancer survivor so in lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of James Holt to St. John's Lutheran Hospital Paint It Pink Program, 350 Louisiana Avenue, Libby Montana 59923 or the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

      Fort Myers News-Press, December 3, 2013 - Vince M. Holton, 34, of East Moline, IL, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from an undiagnosed heart condition. He was born in Lee County, FL on May 2nd, 1979 to Michael and Sherry (Wyss) Holton. Vince was raised in Cape Coral, FL and graduated from Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, FL. Vince joined the US Navy after High School and served for nine years where he attended nuclear power school before serving several tours on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. He was honorably discharged in 2007 with the rank of Petty Officer First Class MM1 (SW/AW). After the Navy, Vince was employed by Exelon Corporation in Cordova, IL, where he worked as a Nuclear Equipment Operator for the past six years. Recently, Vince was attending Thomas Edison State College where he was studying to advance his  career  to become a Nuclear Engineering Technician. Vince enjoyed all sports, weightlifting, travelling, reading, cooking and he loved spending time with his loyal and faithful friends, his dogs, Chickens and Biscuit. Vince was blessed to have many friends who he dearly loved, many that he´d known since high school and his Navy days. Vince is survived by his father Mike, of Boulder Creek, CA and his sister Natasha Jamison, of Fort Myers Beach, FL. His mother, Sherry, predeceased him.Services have been arranged at the Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron, IL, where a visitation will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 from 1-4 PM and his wonderful spirit will be celebrated at the funeral home facility at 1:00 PM Friday, December 6th, 2013. His sister Natasha will be returning Vince´s ashes to his childhood home of Florida where a service will be arranged at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made in Vince´s name, to River Bend Food Bank, 309 12th St. Moline, IL. Share a memory or condolence at  www.gibsonbodefh.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 2007 - Sister Vincent (Augusta Anne) Honc, 82, Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent dePaul, of Evansville, Indiana, died January 2, 2007. She joined the Daughters in 1945 as a surgical nurse. Her ministry assignment took her to San Francisco, California, St. Joseph, Missouri, Mobile, Alabama, Indianapolis, Indiana, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Evansville, Indiana. While serving in Indianapolis, her volunteer ministry took her to the Indy 500 races annually, where she was given honorary membership in the American Automobile Race Club. She was a devoted and loving Sister to the Daughters of Charity, Elizabeth Himschoot of Fort Myers, Sister Kathleen Francis Honc of Seminole, FL, Vincent J. Honc (Lois) of Cape Coral, John P. Honc (Lillian) of Bokeelia, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Myers City Cemetery. Kiser Funeral Home 481
    Lois L. Honc, 88, of Cape Coral and Bokeelia passed away on April 17, 2008. Lois was born May 23, 1919 in Ohio, a daughter of the late Louis L. and Louise Weidemeir Spanabel. She received her early education in Ohio and graduated from Northwestern University with a 4 year degree in Nursing. Following graduation she relocated to California working for the Scripts Clinic. Lois moved to Bokeelia in 1956 where she met Vincent E. Honc, they were married in November of 1957. Lois spent most her life as a devoted wife and homemaker. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Bokeelia.She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Vincent E. Honc.Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 6-8 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Bokeelia. Burial will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 19, 2012 - Vincent Jerome Honc, 83, of Bokeelia passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012.He was born eldest son October 8, 1928 to Ludmila (Sushil) and Vincent Joseph on the family homestead in Bokeelia where he spent his childhood with his 8 siblings. After graduating from St. Leo Boarding School in St. Leo, Florida, Vince returned home to Pine Island to help with the family nursery. He was later drafted in 1950 into the Army and served honorably in the Infantry as a mortar instructor during theKorean War and later enlisted into the Army Reserve where he remained until 1956. While serving in 1955, Vince entered into partnership with his father and brother and formed Honc's Nursery; a plant and tree nursery in Bokeelia which he continued to operate until 2001. As a lifetime resident of Bokeelia, Vince regularly attended services at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, served as a Fire Commissioner for the Pine Island Fire Department, was a Director and Officer in the Lee County Conservation Association and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.Vince is survived by his 2 loving sisters Elizabeth Himschoot and Sr. Kathleen Francis of NY and dear brother John Sr. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Lois..A visitation will be held between the hours of 6 - 8pm on Monday, February 20th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1630 Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. A funeral mass will be held at 10am on Tuesday at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 12175 Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia followed by military honors and Christian Burial at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 3, 2001 - Johanna Hoogenboom, 88, of Sterling Heights, MI, died April 29, 2001. Formerly of Fort Myers, she was a member of the Christian Reformed Church of Fort Myers. Mrs. Hoogenboom is survived by her son, Henry and his wife Janis Hoogenboom of Rochester Hills, MI; three grandchildren, Suzanne, Kimberly, Kristen, and one great-grandchild, Megan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Hoogenboom and son, Dennis Hoogenboom. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway. Interment at Lee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

        William Hooks

   Fort Myers News-Press, February 27, 2011 - Margaret Hoorneman, 97, a former Sanibel resident, transitioned on January 29, 2011, in Shell Point after a long and extraordinary life. Those who knew her, or knew of her, would most frequently describe her as 'remarkable'.Her possibly greatest achievements came in her ninth and tenth decades when she wrote a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, which was eventually set to music, evolving into a legitimate Broadway-structured musical. She hit her stride in 2001, at the age of 87, when her work made national headlines. New York Times entertainment editor, Bernard Weintraub, did a feature article on her endeavor following an impressive staged reading, produced in Los Angeles, which featured a stellar cast. This earned her a seat on a panel of well-known industry women at a symposium assembled in New York City to celebrate and examine women in the arts. All this set the stage for a successful workshop of the show, which ran for several weeks in Los Angeles. Many Floridians will recall the dazzling performance when the cast was brought to Florida Repertory Theatre for one magical night in May 2008. That was done so that at age 94, she might have the luxury of getting at least a glimpse of her nearly completed work. It was a highlight of her life to be in the audience in a standing-room-only crowd watching the development of her dream unfold before her.This past year at the tender age of 96, and against all odds because of failing health, Margaret did see her work, and that of her gifted collaborators, make its world debut at the Tony-Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah. It played to standing ovations nightly throughout the summer. In fact she was there for the opening matinee, after which she signed autographs and gave a press conference and all of that in spite of the fact that she had spent several hours in the emergency room just 12 hours prior to curtain, due to a failed oxygen concentrator. Margaret was born November 18, 1913, into a pioneering Le Mars, Iowa family. She was the first female Valedictorian of her college class after which she embarked upon a teaching career. In 1937, she married Morse Hoorneman, also of Le Mars. Having joked that she would only marry him if he became mayor of Le Mars, she did marry him when he actually was elected the youngest mayor in the history of Le Mars! He subsequently became county attorney and practiced law in Le Mars until his death in 1967. Margaret taught school in Sioux Center, Iowa, when Morse entered the army in World War II. She later taught school in Le Mars from 1961-1979. Possessing wide-ranging intellectual skills, Margaret at different times in her varied career taught physics, mathematics Latin and literature. It was her passion to instill a love of literature in her 9th graders through the teaching of Great Expectations. This was the seed of her desire to turn Great Expectations into a musical, so many years later.Active in community affairs, she was at one time a Girl Scout leader and a 4-H leader, as well as a member of church women's organizations, federated women's clubs and for over 60 years a member of the women's philanthropic educational organization P.E.O. Until her death she was a member of chapter FV of Sanibel. She was, in fact, one of the founding members of FV in the '80s. She was also a member of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and in 1996, she contributed original verses to an old Negro Spiritual to the delight of the congregation. This she did to incorporate Sanibel animals into the song. Socially active and popular well into her later years, Margaret was elected by her peers to become King's Crown's Homecoming Queen. She relished her victory parade at age 95, riding in a convertible and waving to her loyal subjects with the charming King-elect, Dr. Charles Farnum (a recently deceased Shell Point resident) at her side. Margaret was renowned for her wit, displayed even as she knew she was dying. When asked if she was eating well-enough, Margaret ( also known for her love of good food) quickly responded, "Oh yes, the appetite is the last to go." Margaret enjoyed the give and take of humor and especially enjoyed a large gathering of family and friends to celebrate her 80th birthday at a lakeside resort at Okoboji, Iowa. At a banquet presided over by her son, the three eldest grandchildren, Sara Darehshori, Brian VanDerWilt and Ian Hoorneman stood to roast and toast her mercilessly. She gave back as good as she got, creating a hilarious evening.Margaret Hoorneman is survived by a son Evan Hoorneman and his wife Mollie of South Harwich, MA, two daughters Ruth Rann and her husband Jerry of Oyens, IA, and Georgia Darehshori and her husband Gholi of Ft. Myers, FL, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many friends.Margaret will be honored at a Celebration of Life service on April 13, 2011, at the Village Church in Shell Point at 2:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Memorial gifts in Margaret's name may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908,.And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

Fort Myers News-Press, July 13, 2006 - Claire Ladean Hopkins died July 9, 2006, in a private care home in North Fort Myers. She had been diagnosed with cancer just four weeks earlier. She was born Claire Ladean Jones December 23, 1925, to strawberry and dairy farmers in Splitlog, MO. At 16, she was swept off her feet by Samuel Phillip Hopkins who was serving in the US Army at nearby Camp Crowder. They were married and raised three sons before his death on Nov. 29, 1980. Ladean, as she was known to her friends, was not a typical housewife of her time. A smart lady, she was a gambler (her photo was featured about five years ago in a News Press article about Seminole gambling and the elderly) and an obsessive collector. Ladean is survived by her two older sons, Philip C. "Dusty" Hopkins of Boca Grande, FL, and Charles S. "Chip" Hopkins of Golden, CO. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Mark Steven Hopkins, who died May 6, 1998, of cancer. Ladean is also survived by three grandchildren, Philip Charles "Kip" Hopkins of California, Tricia Dawn Hopkins of Sarasota and Samuel Markus Gish of Sarasota and Cape Coral; and, a half brother, Jim Jones of Moscow, Idaho. It should also be mentioned that she is survived by the members of her son Mark's band in Colorado, the Kamakazi Klones, and by three wonderful women who mothered her grandchildren. A local memorial service will be at 11 am on Tuesday July 18 at the First Church of Religious Science of which she was a member. Address is 406 SE 24th Av., Cape Coral. Donations may be made to Boca Grande Health Clinic, PO Box 517, Boca Grande, FL 33921. Friends could also honor Ladean by cleaning out a closet to make a donation to Goodwill.

    Fort Myers News-Press, November 27, 1935 - Police Lieut. Fred Hord (sic)dropped dead of heart failure at 6 o'clock yesterday evening in the office of Dr. W. H. Grace where he was seeking treatment for what he described as a 'sharp pain in the left side.' Dr. Grace was preparing a hypodermic in another room when the stricken man called, "Hey, doc." By the time Dr. Grace could get to him he was dead, slumped over in a chair, and efforts to revive him were in vain. Mr. Hord was apparently unaware he was afflicted with a heart ailment, described by Dr. Grace as angina pectoris. The 55-year-old Spanish war veteran had made no complaints until yesterday when he told fellow officers of the police department that he had a pain in his left shoulder he thought was caused by an ailing liver. Going on duty at the police station for his all-night shift shortly before 6 o'clock Mr. Hord told Officer Tom Ellis his shoulder was painful and that he was going to consult Dr. Grace. On his way downtown he met Chief W. D. Smith and described his trouble as a pain in the shoulder and back and said that his left arm was almost numb. He told Dr. Grace that several aspirin had failed to alleviate the pain. Mr. Horn, one of Fort Myers' best known citizens, has made his home here for 32 years. Born at Summitville neart Chattanooga, Tenn., Mr. Hord enlisted with the U. S. Army at the age of 18 when the Spanish-American war broke out and served four years in the Philippines where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. He received a bullet in the lung in action in the Philippines and was awarded a disability pension. After receiving an honorable discharge from the service in 1902 from Gen. Charles P. Summeralls, Mr. Horn came to lee county and entered the wholesale fish business at St. James on Pine Island. After following that business for nine years, Mr. Hord went to Texas where he worked for a short time at railroading. There he met Miss Laverne Hanshaw who became his bride in 1912. The newlyweds soon returned to Florida where Mr. Hord again followed the fish business for a while and then started a retail grocery busines in East End. He was appointed as a patrolman on the police department in 1928 under Chief C. G. Enos. When Chief Billy Wells took office in 1930 Mr. Hord was appointed lieutenant and served until 1932 when he bought out a grocery store at Second street and Evans avenue. He was again appointed police lieutenant in April of 1935 when Chief W. D. Smith took office and has since served in charge of the night shift. Mr. Hord was held in high esteem by all of his fellow officers who were among the first to offer assistance to the family and extend sympathy. 'Fred Hord was one of the finest men I ever knew,' said Chief Smith last night. 'I worked with him all the time he served on the force and he was the best officer I ever saw. His record as a police officer is without blemish. He was a just and fearless man and always at all times entirely dependable.' Officer Bill McCallister was appointed by Chief Smith last night as acting lieutenant in the emergency created by Mr. Hord's death. Officer McCalllister eas described by Chief Smith as first in line for the post becuse of his long years of service on the force and his ability and judgment as a policemen. 'Because of the suddenness of Mr. Hord's death I am unprepared to say what permanent appointments I shall recommend,' said Chief Smith, 'I have every confidence in Mr. McCallister, whose record as a policeman is exemplary and he will take over the duties of lieutenant for the time being. I am not certain, however, whether that arrangement will be permanent.' Besides his wife, Mr. Hord is survived by two daughters, Lorraine and Valjean, and a son, Alfred; and three brothers, William of Fort Myers, James A. Hord, Jr., of St. James, and Leslie of Wauchula. The body was taken to the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Funeral services will be held Friday with the hour to be announced later.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 19, 1954 - Genie Christine Hord, age eight months, daughter of Mr and Mrs Phillip E Hord of St James, died Wednesday night. Surviving besides her parents are a sister, April Elizabeth Hord, two grandmothers, Mrs. James Hord, St James, and Mrs. Marion Weeks, Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held today at 2PM at the Leo W Englehardt funeral home with Rev Charles Miller officiating. Interment will be in Ft Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 2, 1949 - James Hord, 60, St. James City businessman and a widely known resident of Lee County, died yesterday at his home in the Pine Island community.  He was the father of Earl Hord, member of the school board.  Hord came to St. James City 40 years ago from Summerville, TN and was manager of the Sisal Hemp Development Co. there for two years.  Then he opened a general store and was also postmaster from 1920 until 1938.  Since that time he has been engaged in the wholesale bait business, ornamental nursery products and operating a filling station.  Hord was a member of the Fort  Myers Masonic Lodge, the Navy Club and the Eastern Star.  Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nellie Hord, and another son, Phillip Hord of St. James; three daughers, Mrs. Elmo Pearce of St. James, Mrs. Clarence Joiner of Fort Myers and Mrs. Watson C. Finger of Atlanta; a brother, Leslie Hord of Wauchula; a half sister, Mrs. Sebia Smith of Miami; 7 grand-children and !7 nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 26, 1961 - Mrs. Nellie Hord, 68, of St. James City, died in a Tampa hospital Monday.  She was postmaster at St. James City. Survivors include 3 daughters: Mrs. Elmo Pearce, St. James; Mrs. Robert Watkins, Tampa; Mrs. Watson Finger, Charleston, SC; two sons, Earl Hord, Fort Myers; Phillip E. Hord, Alaska; one sister, Mrs. Ada Woodring, Fort Myers, and 11 grand-children.  She was a member of the order of Eastern Star. Services will be held Thurs. at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. U. Curry Walton officiating.  Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Eastern Star services will be held at the graveside.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 13, 2003 - Arline M. Honkala, 80, of Lehigh Acres, FL., died on September 11, 2003 at Cross Key Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 27, 1923 in Lakewood, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Heffron) Viets. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her sister Bernice C. Gallman of Ft. Myers and one cousin, Charlotte J. (Bruce) Burge of Loraine, Ohio. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Carl in 1976. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and also a long time member of First Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Lehigh Acres, FL. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 from 10-11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, FL.
    Caloosa Belle, January 20, 2005 - Evelyn Harriet Horn, age 90, of LaBelle, passed away January 12, 2005, in LaBelle. She was born October 21, 1914, in Fulton County, Ohio, to Chena Hine and Florence McMannus Hine. She married C. Earl Horn on October 14, 1936. They moved to LaBelle in 1958 and settled on North River Road.Survivors include her nephew: Leon Layman of LaBelle; nieces: Anna Rose Fox of Michigan, Beverly Quinn of Sarasota and Jean Shaffer of Michigan; and a host of good friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Earl Horn in 1992. A private burial was held January 17 at Lee Memorial Park in Lehigh Acres. Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 29, 2009 - William Edward Horn Sr., 79, of N. Fort Myers, FL passed away on July 25, 2009. He was born on June 5th, 1930 in Philadelphia PA to Raymond and Elizabeth Cush Horn. He graduated from Frankfort High School in Philadelphia. He earned his engineering Degree from Drexel University PA, worked for the city of Philadelphia as a transit man at age 20, and ran his own independent land surveying business in Pennsylvania. He also worked for ATT , Western Electric in both North Carolina and Pennsylvania for 30 years, and was a licensed professional engineer in both North Carolina and Pennsylvania.He had many hobbies and activities he enjoyed, including; deep sea fishing, bowling, golf, and land surveying - believe it or not, he considered it a hobby, horse racing, and attending professional auto races. He was a sports fan who followed baseball, football, basketball and golf, played a bit in the stock market, and loved home repair projects - he never stopped! He built personal computers as a hobby between the ages of 70 and 79 noting it kept his mind sharp. He had a heart a mile wide for animals, especially dogs, man's best friend. He was a self made professional who put himself through college, a great Dad, and a super grandfather who will be missed.He is survived by his loving family including his son, William E. Horn; granddaughter Paige Horn, and daughter-in-law Carla, all of Whitinsville, MA; his sister-in-law Elaine of Folcroft PA, and several nephews; his best canine friend who lived with him, Sir Winston; and a close friend of the family - Gail Sampson of N. Fort Myers. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Lorraine Gertrude Horn; siblings, Richard Horn and Elizabeth "Betty Jo" Horn.Visitation will be on Friday, July 31st from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 13, 2005 - Donald Edison Horne Jr., age 61 of N. Ft. Myers died on August 9, 2005 at Hope Hospice North. He was born in Ft. Myers on July 13, 1944 and graduated from Ft. Myers High School. Don served 7 years in the US Navy on a nuclear submarine and lived out his remaining days as a Master Plumber. He is survived by his wife, Michelle, his children, Wayne D. Horne, Shari M. (Ross) Gauger, Dustin R. Holtz and Kirstie L. Horne, his grandchildren, Brandon R. and Cheyenne A. Gauger, his mother, Dottie Horne, his sister, Darleen (Robert) Garlick, his brother, Darrell (Connie) Horne and many nieces and nephews, all of N. Ft. Myers. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., (239) 936-0555 where the family will receive friends after 1:00 PM.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 2005 - Edward Gerald Horne, 59 went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2005. He was born to William and Delphia Horne on January 14, 1946. He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his brother, George, sisters, Barbara and Betty Jewel; his children, Scott, Joy, LeeAnna and Lissette; step-children, Dale, Ken, Tonya and Joe; daughters-in-law, Roberta and Debra; his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kenny, Tasha, Michael, Jerry, Amanda, Courtney, Brandon, Trevor, Jacob and great-grandchild Amanda Grace. After high school he served a 4 year term in the United States Air Force. He was employed with the City of Ft. Myers for 12 years until his retirement. His family will receive friends on Monday, February 7th between 6-8 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 AM followed by burial at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Lee Memorial Park.

Fort Myers News-Press November 28, 2007 - Evelyn Frances Luettich Horne, a native of Estero, Florida went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 18, 2007. Evelyn was born August 11, 1922 on Mound Key. Mrs. Horne is survived by her children, Darlene Johnson and Herby of Estero and Billy Horne and Linda also of Estero. Grandchildren include, George Johnson, Angel Wilson, Blake, Heather Madden and Eric. Great-Grandchildren include Alexis, Chrissandra, Ashley, Dani O'Connor, Jasmine Horne, Paige and Peyton Madden. Memorial Services will be held at Estero United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 1:00 PM. Memorial Contribution may be made to Joanne's House (Hope Hospice) in Bonita Springs or Estero United Methodist Church. Arrangements by National Cremation Society, North Fort Myers, FL.
   George "Bud" Oliver Horne, age 72, of LaBelle, passed away September 17, 2013 in Fort Myers. He was born April 13, 1941 in Alva, FL, to the late William and the late Delphia Diane (Rhoden) Horne Jr. He is survived by two sisters: Barbara Hall and Betty J. Hughes; two nephews: Michael Lee Hodges and Scott Horne; five nieces Lisa Ann Spencer, Kimberly Cameron, Andrea Williams, Diana Joy Anthony, Leanna and many great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Eddie Horne and niece Cheryl Gross. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with Pastor Bobby Kline officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. 
    Harold R Horne was born in Fort Myers, Florida on March 8, 1925 to Thomas and Minnie Horne. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Mary Jo and three daughters, Donna (Bruce) Rafert of Fargo, North Dakota; Bev (Joe) Furlong of Cape Coral and Gail Reynolds of Fort Myers. He is also survived by his sister, Myra Harn. Harold leaves 7 grandchildren: Wes (Bonnie) Furlong, Corey (Chrisy) Reynolds, Brett (Mandy) Furlong, Gregory (Liz) Rafert, Meredith (Ted) Gadoury, Allison Reynolds and Grant Reynolds along with 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a large extended family. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Mary Nell ; his sisters: Lucy May, Cora Williams, Jackie Harvey, Era Mae Washburn and his brothers: James A. Horne and Thomas Horne.Harold was born and raised in Fort Myers. He served as a fireman at Buckingham Air Field, Cape Canaveral and the City of Fort Myers. Harold was one of the original 13 firefighters at the Fort Myers Fire Department and retired as a Captain after 27 years of service. A Celebration of Life for Harold will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 2-3 PM in the Chapel at Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 3954 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33916, (239) 694-4121. A Memorial Service will also be conducted in the funeral home chapel starting at 3:00 PM. Interment will be private and will take place at Fort Myers Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 25, 2014 - Johnnie Edman Horne, age 90, passed into rest on May 22, 2014 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee. Mr. Horne retired as Superintendent of the Gulf Coast Farms in Florida and moved to the Manchester, TN area where he was employed until retirement with Carrier Corporation, Inc. Mr. Horne was a United States Army WW II veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. He was born in Fort Myers, FL to his parents, the late James Elbert Horne and Clara P. Nipper Horne. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Mae Massie Simmons, Violet Viola Vick Scott and Betty Beatrice Padilla; and brothers, Linley Edward, Ernest Elbert, Francis Everett, Donald Edison, Kenneth Elmer and Robert Ervin Horne. Mr. Horne, a member of Trinity Baptist Church, will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed farming, fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty Jane Hambrick Horne of Manchester, TN; daughter, Betty Marlene Kelly of Manchester, TN; two grandchildren, Chris Kelly and his wife Kim of Murfreesboro, TN and Erin Dobson and her husband Jim of Manchester, TN; three great-grandchildren, Loren Elizabeth Kelly, Maura Leeann Kelly and John Bridges Dobson; Gene & Linda Horne and Jim & Massi Shari; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. A Graveside Service followed on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Summitville Cemetery with Brother Keith Thomason officiating and United States Army Military Honors. Central Funeral Home of Manchester, TN in Charge of Arrangements
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 21, 1932 - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha L. Horne, 78 years of age, were held yesterday at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Horne died at her home on Ballard road late Sunday night. She had been ill for some time. The Rev. W. H. Edwards officiated. Mrs. Horne had lived in this section for 13 years. She is survived by several children, including J. E. Horne of Estero and a number of grand-children. Funeral arrangements were in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons.
    Fort Myers News-Press January 30, 2009 - Michael Lee Horne, age 45, of LaBelle, passed away January 27, 2009 in LaBelle. He was born March 9, 1963 in Dayton, OH to Ellis Roles Horne and Mary Jane (Booker) Horne. He served in the Marine Corps. He has served with the Hendry County Sheriff's Dept for the past ten years. He was a former resident of Naples. Survivors include two daughters: Tiffany Horne and Gabrielle Horne, both of Clewiston, mother: Mary Jane Horne of LaBelle, brothers: Steven (Carol) Horne of Idaho, Thomas (Faye) Horne of West Carrollton, OH, Daniel James Horne of Naples, sisters: Rita (Art) Defuria of Mesa, AZ, Linda (Alex) Mueller of Charleston, NH. He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Horne and brother, David Wayne Horne.Visitation will be TODAY, January 30, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. at the Church of God-LaBelle. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, 11:30 a.m. at LaBelle Civic Center. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

    Horne, Reba 

    Fort Myers News-Press, October 2, 2012 - Thomas M. Horne, age 77, of North Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on Fri., Sept. 28, 2012 with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 11, 1934 in Fort Myers, FL the proud son of Minnie Mae (Nipper) and Thomas M. Horne, Sr. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11am on Wed., Oct. 3, 2012 at the Anderson-Patterson chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers. with Rev. Roger Bradley officiating services at 11am. Burial will immediately follow at Fort Myers Cemetery. To express online condolences & read a full length obituary please visit Tom's memorial page at www.andersonpatterson.com

       Fort Myers News-Press, May 4, 2012 - Ella Katherine "Jackie" Horne-Harvey, 89, went to be with our Lord on May 1, 2012, at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Florida. Born on Jan 27, 1923 in Fort Myers, the daughter of Thomas Matthew and Minnie Mae Nipper Horne, Jackie was a pioneer resident of Fort Myers, living her entire life in Lee County On May 14, 1943 she married Louis James Harvey who preceded her in death on November 18, 2006. Ella was a retired School Lunchroom Manager from Lee Middle School. She was known for her great cooking! After retirement Ella enjoyed family, friends and especially her Grandchildren, they were all a source of pride and could do no wrong in their Grandmother's eyes! She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed.Survivors include a son, Frank (Dianna) Harvey, and daughter, Judy (Max) Perez. 9 Grandchildren: Greg (Megan) Harvey, Cherrie (David) Consiglio, Dawn Harvey, Frank (Shelly) Harvey, Kevin (Marcia) Harvey, Stephen (Beverly) Harvey, Gayle Heckman, Duane Cullum and Amanda Harvey; 22 Great Grandchildren, Daughter-in-law, Joan Harvey; Sister, Myra Harn and 2 Brothers, Harold Horne, and Tom (Joan) Horne; many Nieces and Nephews.Ella was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Lynn Harvey; 2 sons, Roger Eugene Harvey and Roderick Alan Harvey; Granddaughter, Shanna Jo Harvey; one brother and 3 Sisters.Viewing will be Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10:00 to 11 am with services at 11 am, Dawn R. Harvey, officiating. There will be no graveside service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Anderson-Patterson Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers 33916,
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 1948 - Sandra Jean Horner, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert L. Horner, died yesterday. Private funeral service will be held today with the Father James J. O'Riordan officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 10, 2009  - Ada (Troyer) Hostetler, 90, of Cape Coral, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Hope Hospice North. She was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Arthur, Ill., a daughter of the late David and Mary Yutzy Troyer. A pastor's wife for 58 years, she was a member and one of the original founders of Cape Christian Fellowship Church. A great Bible teacher and counselor, she was retired from the garment industry. She was an avid baker and enjoyed making banana bread, chocolate chip cookies and peanut brittle for hundreds of people. Gardening was another hobby. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, the Rev. Tony Hostetler of Cape Coral; son, Ron (Denise) Hostetler; grandchildren, Kevin Hostetler, Shannon Hostetler, Alish (Keith) Clairmont and Matthew Hostetler; and great-grandson, Connor Clairmont. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Cape Christian Fellowship Church, 2110 Chiquita Blvd. The Rev. Dennis Gingerich will officiate. Private entombment to be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cape Christian Fellowship Church, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33993. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press 01-02-98 -- Charles A. Hotchkiss, 77, of Lehigh Acres, died Sunday, December 28, 1997. Services will be handled by Lee Memorial Park today, Friday, January 2, 1998. Visitation from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., followed by services graveside.
    Fort Myers News-Press Feb 22, 2009 Elnora Elizabeth Hough, 76, a resident of Cape Coral died Friday, February 20, 2009 in Cape Coral. Elnora is a native of Booneville, Missouri coming to Cape Coral in 1979 from Kansas City, Missouri. She worked for the Cardiac Thoracic Surgeons for 25 years before retiring. Mrs. Hough was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Elnora made the best of everyday and never knew a stranger. She was preceded in death by her husband Neil Hough and seven brothers and sister. Elnora is survived by one daughter, Lisa Padilla, Cape Coral and one grandson, Michael Padilla, Cape Coral. Services for Mrs. Hough will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday February 24, 2009 at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. Friends may call from 2:00 til 3:00 PM Tuesday. Interment will follow in the Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral.

Fort Myers News-Press Jun 19, 2000 David R. Houghtaling, 68, of North Fort Myers, left us Friday, June 16, 2000, to be with his parents, Edna Christie and F. Sheldon Houghtaling. David was born January 28, 1932, in Bradenton, lived in the Arcadia area until moving to Lee County. His family was one of the early settlers in this area, dating back to over 150 years. Graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1950, then joined the Navy as a submariner. He was a stucco contractor in the Lee County area for over 40 years, active member of Amvets 81, American Legion 336 and Moose Lodge 1297. He leaves behind family and friends who will miss him dearly, including the mothers of his children, Shirley Ayres and Colene Houghtaling; his children, Debra Keady, James Houghtaling, Holly Philips, Percy Ayres, Ellen Deloach, John Houghtaling, Theresa Houghtaling and Mark Houghtaling; grandchildren include Hollie, Bonni, Robert, Kelly, Melissa, Percy, Sean, David, Brittany, Colene, Christi, Caitlyn, and Adam; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Zackery, Hailey; also his loving and devoted sister, Elizabeth Simpson; and faithful Labrador, Roscoe. Family and friends will gather Tuesday, June 20, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for final farewell at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. 1589 Colonial Boulevard, 936-0555

Fort Myers News-Press, October 30, 2012 - Elizabeth Frances Houghtaling-Simpson passed away on October 25, 2012. She was a Florida native, born September 2, 1929 in Nocatee, Florida. Beloved mother to Carolyn, Stephen, Anthony and Jamie, sister to David Houghtaling, grandmother to Traci, Dax, Jacob, Eric, Joshua, Melissa Ann and Carmen, Shannon and Austin and great-grandmother to Lillian and Thomas. She loved gardening and was a member of the Edison-Ford Garden Club, as well as the Rio Vista Garden Club. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Forever in our hearts. A Memorial will be held on Sat. Nov 3rd from, 2-4 PM at Beth's Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press 27 Nov 2007-- Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Houkom, 92, of Fort Myers passed away Sunday, November 25, 2007. Born in Lafayette, IN, Betty was a loving and devoted mother and a wonderful and gracious lady. She was an accomplished pianist and an active member of the Church of the Cross.She is preceded in death by her husband Erling, son John and daughter Sarah. Betty is survived by her 4 nieces Marin (John) Streeter, Joann (Gerald) Kleven, Edith Evans and Suzanne Tabbert. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM and burial will follow.In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Betty's name to the Church of the Cross, 13500 Freshman Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 and/or Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Naples Daily News, October 3, 2012 - Henry William Houp Naples, FL. Born January 25, 1935; and passed September 28, 2012 peacefully at home. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Houp; one son, Gary Edward Houp and wife, Angie of Naples; three daughters, Della Weeks and Daniel Weeks of Naples, Louise Houp of Naples, Marylynn Duncan and husband, Lowell of Springfield, TN; eight grandchildren and their spouses; and 15 greatgrandchildren.Henry was a resident of Naples for 51 years.A celebration for Henry's life will be Saturday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m. at East Naples Baptist Church located at 1697 Shadowlawn Drive. Food celebration afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.
    Irene S. Houpt, 88 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1925 in Searles, Alabama to James and Annie Howell Swinndle. Mrs. Houpt moved to Cape Coral over 30 years ago. She was a member of the Vineyard Community Church in Cape Coral. Mrs. Houpt is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Metcalf of Cape Coral and Susan Godfrey of New York; grandchildren, Lisa and Chris; great grandchildren, Jonas and Trey. She is preceded in death by her husband, James. Memorial Services will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 21st at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. The family will have visitation starting at 12:00 noon. Burial will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers Press, August 16, 1923 - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice M. House, age 73, who died at her home here Tuesday, were held at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They were conducted by the Rev. Dr. O A Thrower. Fred Phillips sang two solos, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "O, Think of Home." The pall bearers were George Kinzie, C. J. Stubbs, Mr. Tarrer, L. G. Pope and John M. Boring. Burial took place in the Fort Myers cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, May 4, 2013 - Marion (Miller) House, 82, passed away April 29, 2013. She was born on February 7, 1931 in Groveland, Florida to the late Charles and Freda (Tomlinson) Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death last December by her husband Morgan House who was a former Police Chief of Fort Myers. Mrs. House moved to Fort Myers in 1947 from Tampa. She graduated from Fort Myers Senior High School in 1949, where she was a member of National Honor Society, Glee Club, Photography Club, Yearbook Staff, Spanish Club and she was a candidate for Pan Am Queen. She left Lee County in 2001 to live in Winter Park, Florida. She had been a member of the Fort Myers Community Club, Jasmine Garden Club and the Inner Wheel Club of Fort Myers. She also served as The President of The Fort Myers Lee County Garden Council. Earlier she served on the board of directors of ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center). Marion loved Fort Myers and all of her wonderful friends. Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Michael House of Los Angeles, California; Donna Fritcher and her husband Howard of Fort Myers, Florida; David House and his wife Debbie of Winter Park, Florida and Sissy Mason and her husband Daran of Mobile, Alabama; grandchildren, Kelly, Jarret, Kimberly, Alex, Austin, Christopher, Patrick, Jillian, Morgan and Jennings; great grandchildren, Brandon, Ethan, Ty and Ashleigh. There will be a visitation on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will begin at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center) PO Box 60401, Fort Myers, Florida 33906. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com .
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 14, 2012 - Morgan Lanier House, 86, of Winter Park, Florida, passed away December 12, 2012. He was born September 21, 1926 in Bushnell, Florida to the late Homer and Theresa (Lanier) House. When Morgan was a small boy his family moved to Matlacha where he was raised. He attended J. Colin English Elementary, Fort Myers Jr. High School and Fort Myers High School. Morgan was a star athlete, captain of the football team, and inducted into the Ft. Myers High School Inaugural Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He loved to hunt and fish. Morgan's career was devoted to serving the Fort Myers Police Department. He began in 1949 and was Chief from 1974 until his retirement in 1986. After a brief retirement, he returned to work as head of security for the former National Bank of Lee County and then the Lee County Courthouse. He was also a retired Lt. Col. In the Army National Guard. In addition to his parents, Morgan was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Morton. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Marion; children, Michael House, Donna Fritcher and her husband Howard, David House and his wife Debbie, and Sissy Mason and her husband Daran; grandchildren, Kelly, Jarret, Kimberly, Alex, Austin, Christopher, Patrick, Jillian, Morgan and Jennings; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Ethan, Ashleigh and Ty. There will be a visitation on Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. The funeral will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Police Honors and entombment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Myers Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial Fund, c/o Sharon Wright, 2210 Widman Way, Ft. Myers, FL 33901 (239-321-7700) www.fmpolice.com or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (877-832-6997) www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

   FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 20, 1935--William M. House, 87-year-old union veteran of the civil war, died yesterday afternoon at his home on Katherine street after a long illness. Mr. House was affectionately known as "Uncle Billy," and spent most of his 25 years in Fort Myers living on a large houseboat and was an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. Mr. House often lectured in the public schools on the stars and wrote letters to the newspapers whenever there was any particularly interesting astronomical event in the sky. At one time Mr. House dealt in real estate and his pet slogan was "Florida Dirt for Sale." Mr. House came to Fort Myers from Wyndmere, N. D., where he was superintendent of schools for many years. He was born in Auburn, N. Y., but migrated west when a young man. During the civil war, he was a member of the First Michigan cavalry, saw action in many battles but never was wounded. During more recent years, he always took pleasure in riding in the Armistice day parades. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 this afternoon in the L. W. Engelhardt chapel with the Rev. Joseph Bell of the First Methodist church officiating. Pallbearers are J. S. Tarrer, Ben King, B. C. Foxworthy, Arthur Kelly, Cy Stewart and Harry McWhorter. Mr. House is survived by a son, Dr. Floyd House of Indiana, and two granddaughters, Miss Ardys and Miss Arline Klenzing of Fort Myers.
   Phyllis A. Housman, 67, passed away May 19, 2012. She was born December 12, 1944 on Long Island, New York to the late Daniel and Anna Carman. She came to Lee County in 2004 from Smithtown, Long Island and was a catholic. Phyllis loved to cook, dance, enjoy life and spend time with friends and family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 49 years, Robert; son, Scott Housman of Lynchburg, Virginia; and a grandson, Samuel. There will be a funeral service on Thursday at 11:30 am at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. 

   Fort Myers News-Press November 5, 2009 Angela Carole Howard, 38, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 31, 2009. Born in Palm Beach County, Angela grew up in Fort Myers, graduated from the University of South Florida, taught school for 4 years, and then married Paul Howard, a Lee County Sheriff's Deputy.Angela's voice was little girl's, but her heart was as big as the sun. Although bothered by various health problems, her caring and concern for others shined brightly. That her life was cut short is a tragedy for her family and friends, and her presence among us will be greatly missed.Angela is survived by her husband and her son Blake, 7, mother Linda Groff, father Bert Tolbert, stepmother June Tolbert, stepfather Ted Groff, sister Melanie Kunzweiler and her husband Greg, sisters April Groff and Valery Fox, brother Cary Groff, and other family members. A celebration of Angela's life will be held at her home church, McGregor Baptist, in the Fellowship Hall, Hope Building, on Saturday, Nov. 7. Visitation begins at 12 Noon, the service at 1 PM. All who care to attend are invited.

Fort Myers News-Press, Jan.29,1982, Collier County- Annie R. Howard, 82, of 3260 Lunar St. died Thursday at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Collier county, coming from Marco Island in 1978 and was a member of the Marco Island Church of God. In 1973 Mrs Howard was honored by a plaque at the semi-centennial as the oldest living native woman on Marco Island. She is survived by two sons, Francis Howard of Naples, and Wilbur Howard of Fort Myers.; three daughters, Lois Crews and Gwen Bowers, both of Naples and Lettie Norville of Klamath Falls, Ore; a stepdaughter, Leona High of Tampa, FL.; four brothers, Richard and George Addison of Naples, Ernest Addison of Tice, FL.and Chester Addison of Fort Myers; two sisters, Dolly Storter of Fort Myers, FL and Alice Graziano of Medford, Mass; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from the Church of God , Naples, with Rev. Walter Lauster, paster, officiating. Burial will follow in the Marco Island Cemetery , Marco Island, FL.Friends may call at the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel Friday from 6-8 p.m.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 12, 2013 - Carlena Blount Howard, age 84, of La Belle, passed away June 10, 2013. Visitation is June 12, 2013 from 6-8pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle and June 13, 10:15am at Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle with Memorial Service following at 11am. Rev. Don Murray officiating. Burial in Ft. Denaud Cemetery.  Contributions to Gideons International, Hope Hospice or other charity requested in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 6, 2013 - Carolyn Gertrude (Collins) Howard, age 74, of LaBelle, passed away November 4, 2013 in Fort Myers. She was born July 20, 1939 in New London, CT, to the late Lighty Hill Collins and the late Gertrude (Flowers) Collins. Carolyn was a member of American Legion Post#130 Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge in LaBelle. She worked as a school bus driver for many years in LaBelle and also was a deputy for the Hendry County Sheriff's Dept. Survivors include her husband: Wayne Howard and sons: Lynn (Louise) Howard and Shorty (Robin) Howard, all of LaBelle, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Darrell Wayne Howard. A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor W.T. Maddox, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be at graveside for 1 hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 22, 2004 - Cecil Howard, 52, of Bokeelia, died Sunday, July 17, 2004. A lifelong resident of Pine Island, he was a lineman for L.C.E.C. with thirty years of service and was a graduate of North Fort Myers High School. Two sisters Julia Nickloy of Manitoe Beach, MI, Nellie Price of Vidalia, GA, three brothers Alfred Howard of Bokeelia, Jack Navarre, FL and David Howard of N. Ft. Myers survive Mr. Howard. His parents Jim and Lillie Howard, two brothers Lonnie Howard and Robert Howard preceded him in death. Funeral service will be conducted TODAY, July 22, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home with interment to follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
  Fort Myers News-Press, June 11, 2009 - David Howard, 63, of Bokeelia, died Monday, June 8, 2009. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and retired from Florida Power & Light. He was a graduate of Fort Myers High School. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Howard (FMHS 1987) and grandson Trevor Tenner, both of Fort Myers. Surviving brothers and sisters include Jack Howard (FMHS 1959) of Navarre, Florida, Alfred Howard (FMHS) of Bokeelia, Nellie Price of Vidalia, Georgia and Julia (FMHS 1952) Nickloy of Manitoe Beach, Michigan. His parents James and Lillie Howard, brothers Cecil Howard, Robert Howard, and Lonnie (FMHS) Howard preceded him in death. He was a kind, thoughtful man whose generosity continued after his death with his gift of organ donation. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 13, 2009 with viewing from 12 to 1 PM and service at 1 PM at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home with interment to follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 3, 2005 - David Seth Howard, age 36, of LaBelle passed away June 30, 2005 in Asheville, NC. He was born March 21, 1969 in Ft. Myers. Survivors include his parents; Seth Howard and Vicki Howard of LaBelle; brother, Vincent Howard (Sara) of Lehigh, maternal grandparents; Victor and Dorothy Beer of LaBelle, nephew; Logan Howard of Lehigh, special best friend, Bonnie Feikert of LaBelle and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 10:00 AM at the Community Harvest Worship Center in LaBelle with Dr. Eugene Bengston officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin -Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
     Caloosa Belle, June 8. 2011 - Donald Fred Howard Sr., age 75, of LaBelle, died June 6, 2011, in LaBelle. Fred was born Oct. 8, 1935, in LaBelle, son of the late Seth A. Howard and the late Winifred (Langford) Howard. He worked for Hendry County as a heavy equipment operator for many years until his retirement. Survivors include his children, Donald Fred Howard Jr. and wife Deborah, Erie Bruner and Seth Lewis Howard and wife Felisha; grandchildren, Libby Peacock, Melissa Saxon, Michael Howard, Shawn Keen and wife Robyn; great-grandchildren, Hayden Saxon, Mallory Saxon, Abby Keen, Leeah Peacock, Emily Peacock, Tanner Williams, Easton Robinson, Conner Robinson, Kinderah Robinson, brother: Wayne Howard (Linda); sisters, Linda Cleghorne (Jerald) and Sandra Thomas (Jimmy) and a host of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Howard; and brother, Robert W. "Pee Wee" Howard. A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2011, at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Seth Howard and Pastor L.W. Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 15, 2007 - James M. Howard, of Signal Mountain, TN passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007 after a brief illness. He was born in York, PA September 18, 1913. A veteran of the US Army, he graduated from Perdue University and retired as an engineer from Inland Steel in the Chicago area. He was preceded in death by his former wife Lois P. Howard and son James C. Howard. Survivors include his wife Nell M. Howard; daughter Alma Howard of Chicago, IL; step-son Jim Collins of Signal Mountain; granddaughters; Sherry Brucato and her husband and Jackie McKinner and her husband and four great-grandchildren all of Chicago. Funeral services will be conducted 1pm Friday March 16th at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alexian Village Health Care Center, 100 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, TN 37377. To send condolences, visit the guestbook at www.lane-coulterchapel.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 19, 1955 - Jennie Bell Howard, 70, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 45 years passed away Thursday morning at her home, 1827 Royal Palm Ave. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and U.D.C. of Fort Myers. surviving is her husband, V.G. Howard; one som, Thomas Howard, and one granddaughter Frances Ann Howard, all of Fort Myers, and one sister, Mrs. John Edens, Washington, D.C. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt HOme with Rev. John Rooks officiating. Pallbearers will be Lynn Gerald, Joe Ansley, Capt. A.N. Wintle, H.C. Case, Paul Weatherly and Wade Cotton. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
       Fort Myers News-Press, Wednesday, April 19, 1978 - Lonnie L. Howard, 34, of Bokeelia, died Monday. He was a longtime resident here and attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Bokeelia. He was a member of the Pine Island-Matlacha Volunteer Fire Department. His is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Howard, two sons, Lonnie Howard Jr. and Kevin Blaine Howard; one daughter Kristy Michele Howard; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Howard, all of Bokeelia; five brothers, Robert Howard and Alfred Howard, both of Bokeelia, Jack Howard of Gulf Breeze, Fla., David Howard and Cecil Howard, both of Fort Myers, and two sisters, Julia Bell Nickloy of Manitou Beach, Mich., and Nellie Mae Howard of Dublin, Ga. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Bokeelia Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Bascom Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the Pine Island-Matlacha Volunteer Fire Department. Burial will be at Coral Ridge Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call today and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Caloosa Belle July 10, 2008 - Louise Howard, age 76, of LaBelle, passed away June 27, 2008, in Cape Coral.She was born April 3, 1932, in Buckingham to the late Lewis Dallas Flint and the late Estelle Erie (Thompson) Flint. She was a longtime resident of LaBelle. Survivors include her husband: Donald Fred Howard, Sr.; sons: Donald Fred Howard, Jr. and wife Deborah, Seth Lewis Howard and wife Felisha; grandchildren: Libby Peacock, Melissa Saxon and husband Tommy, Michael Howard, Shawn Keen and wife Robyn; great-grandchildren: Hayden Saxon, Mallory Saxon, Michael Lewis Howard Jr., Abby Keen, Leeah Peacock, Emily Peacock, Tanner Williams, Easton Robinson, Connor Robinson and Kinderah Robinson; sister: Patricia Bell, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral Services were held July 1 at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor LW Howard officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 7, 2007 - Mary Frances Howard of Fort Myers passed away on June 5, 2007 at the age of 87. She was the wife of the late William Thomas Howard, who preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Howard was one of seven children born to Joseph L. Sellers and Mary Louise Hilliard Sellers of Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. Mrs. Howard was a native of Fort Myers, where she was very involved in community and civic activities. Immediately after high school, Mrs. Howard began her contribution to the World War II effort by deferring her plans for a nursing career to work at Buckingham Army Airfield for three years. At war's end, she became the assistant to the community's first pediatrician. Mrs. Howard was active in the First United Methodist Church Alter Guild, the Fort Myers Women's Community Club, the Edison Pageant of Light, and Rotary Anns. She served on the original mayor's committee to restore and maintain the historic Burrough's Home in Fort Myers and organized Town and Gown, a women's support organization for Florida Gulf Coast University, in 1982. She was a member of the Periwinkle Garden Club, Cypress Lake Country Club, the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Life Member of the University of South Florida President's Council, and a Foundation Fellow, Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Mrs. Howard is survived by her two children, Bill Howard (Karen), and Ann Howard Hamilton, by two grandchildren, Christopher Hamilton and Laura Howard, and by her sister, Louise Sellers Marousis of Vero Beach. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of downtown Ft. Myers. The Reverend Joseph A. Spradlin will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers or to the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation
   Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL - Michael Lewis Howard, age 30, of LaBelle, passed away September 5, 2012 in Eagle Creek, Oregon. He was born July 23, 1982 in Fort Myers, FL, to Donald Fred and Deborah E. (Keen) Howard, Jr. Michael loved fishing and hunting and the great outdoors.  He is survived by his father: Donald Fred Howard, Jr., mother Deborah E. Howard, brothers: Seth (Felisha) Howard, Shawn (Robyn) Keen, sister: Melissa Howard, grandfather: James Keen, grandmother: Julia Keen, uncles: Vinson Keen, Jimmy (Leanna) Keen, aunts: Julia Darlene Riddell, Tammy Keen, Erie Bruner, nieces: Malorey Saxon, Abby Keen, Kindrah Robinson, nephews: Hayden Saxon, Easton Robinson, Connor Robinson, many cousins and a host of other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Donald Fred Howard Sr. and Louise Howard.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 9:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with Pastor L. W. Howard and Seth Howard officiating.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Caloosa Belle, July 10, 2008 - Nettie Pearl Howard, age 93, of LaBelle, passed away July 3, 2008, in Fort Myers.She was born Sept. 7, 1914, in LaBelle, to the late Barrian Stewart and the late Ellen Lenora (Worth) Stewart. She was a lifelong resident of LaBelle. Nettie married William Hickman Howard on July 14, 1928. Nettie was a member of First Christian Church, American Legion Post#130 Women's Auxillary, Moose Lodge and The Red Hats. Survivors include two sons: Wilbur Arlin (Nancy) Howard of Lake Junaluska, NC, Kenneth Tyrell (Julia) Howard of LaBelle; grandchildren: Richard Arlin (Holly) Howard, David Todd (Jerri) Howard, Karen Sue Howard, Timmy Ray (Teresa) Howard, Greg Dewayne (Patti) Howard, Kenny Tyrell (Kristina) Howard Jr, Jena Pearl Howard; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; mothers of grandchildren, Louella Howard, Sara Howard Hinkle, Lori Carter and Linda Franklin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Hickman Howard; son: Billy Howard; brothers: Herbert Raymon Stewart, Clyde Cecil Stewart, and sisters: Lola Stewart Rennolds, Mildred Stewart Brown, Lela Stewart Luckey. Funeral services were held July 7 Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. John Booher officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 1, 2012 - Robert Larry "Rooster" Howard, age 53, of LaBelle passed away March 29, 2012 in Fort Myers. He was born May 5, 1958 in Fort Myers. He is survived by wife: Carol A. (Holland) Howard, children: Thomas (J.D.) Howard, Jessica Howard (Billy) Canaday, Seth (Paige) Howard, mother: Ethelene (Self) Howard, brother: Steven Howard, sister: Diane Shields, grandchildren: Katlyn, Autumn, Lilly, Weston, Macey, Jarrod, Jazlyn, Rebecca, Robert and Olivia. He was predeceased by his father: Robert Wesley "Pee Wee" Howard. Rooster was a much loved Southern Gentleman. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Matt Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 2 from 06:00-08:00pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. You can view the online obituary and light a candle in remembrance of Robert at www.akin-davis.comArrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
     Caloosa Belle, January 21, 2010 - Robert W. "Pee Wee" Howard, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010, in Fort Myers. He was 77. He was born February 4, 1932 in LaBelle, the son of the late Seth Albert Howard and the late Winifred (Langford) Howard. He served in the Navy. Survivors include his wife, Ethelene (Self) Howard of LaBelle; sons, Robert L. Howard (Carol) and Steven Wesley Howard; daughter, Diane Shields (Kenneth); brothers, Fred Howard and Wayne Howard, all of LaBelle; sisters, Sandra Thomas of Cummings, Ga. and Linda Cleghorn of Cornelia, Ga.; grandchildren, Thomas L. Howard, Jessica Faith Howard Canaday, R.B. Seth Howard, Kash Howard, Stephanie Howard, and Jennifer White; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Canaday, Autumn Canaday, Lilly Canaday, Weston Howard, Macey Howard, Priscilla Vargas, Illiana Villa and Rubi Chivara. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2010, at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle, with Seth Howard officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 22, 1956 - Victor G. Howard, 77 a resident of Fort Myers for the past 45 years died yesterday after a long illness. He was born April 12, 1889 at Machen, Ga. Surviving are a son, Thomas Howard, a grandson, Thomas Howard Jr., a granddaughter Ann Howard, and a brother, A. H. Howard, Macon, Ga. Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. John Rooks officiating. Pallbearers will be Judge Lynn Gerald, Paul Weatherly, Wade Cotton, Joe Ansley, Ralph Sanders and Don Pollock Jr. Honorary bearers will be Capt. A. N. Wintie, Ben King, and H. C. Case Sr. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

      Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL -  Family and friends are celebrating the life of Walter Robert Howard, Sr. who passed on June 14, 2014. Walter was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fellowship with family and friends. The family has fond memories of, and will continue to tribute him through, backyard barbeques along the river, hunting in Keri, and summers on Lake June. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annie Ruth Parker Howard; siblings Christine Pratt (Don), Merton Howard, Lenora Knowles (Richard), and Orvell Howard (Checira); children Judy Stockman (Dave), Bob Howard (Carol), and Kim Dykes (Mike); 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by numerous members of the Florida Pioneer Howard Family. He was a graduate of LaBelle High School and the University of Florida (Agricultural Engineering). He served in the US Navy during World War II. He had a 45+ year career with Alico, Inc in LaBelle, FL. He was a dedicated member of numerous organizations, servant to his community, and member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. Planned services include visitation Monday June 16 6-8pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle, funeral Tuesday June 17 2pm at First Baptist Church of LaBelle, and burial June 18 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnel, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Walter be honored by contributions to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Inc.
      Wilbur Howard, age 78, of Lake Junaluska, NC, presently residing in Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away December 21, 2010 in Lehigh Acres. He was born Dec. 19, 1932 in Fort Myers, the son of the late William Hickman and the late Nettie Pearl (Stewart) Howard. Mr. Howard married Nancy Bailey; she survives. He was a Postmaster for many years. He served his country in the United States Navy from October 24, 1951 until October 20, 1955. Survivors include his wife: Nancy (Bailey) Howard and two sons: Richard Howard of St. Louis, MO, David (Jerri) Howard of Fort Myers, FL, Step-Daughter, Sherri (Jeff) Clay, of Culter Bay, FL. and one brother: Kenny (Julia) Howard of Labelle, FL; grandchildren; Amber, Devin Brandon and Jake. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle with Rev. Bill Maddox. Visitation will be half hour before services. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 10, 2005 - Wilbur H. Howard, 74, of Ft. Myers, died March 5, 2005. Born in Marco Island, he came to Ft. Myers in 1959 from Everglades City. Mr. Howard was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He also loved golf, fishing, and working on his boat. Survivors include his loving children, Wilbur H. Howard, Jr. of Ft. Myers, and Donna (Roy) Hardy of Lehigh Acres, FL; sisters, Lettie Norvelle and Lois Crews; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His wife, Twyla, and son, Robert, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 12, 2005 from 1-3 PM at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., 239-936-0555. Burial at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 8, 2009 - William Cary Howard, age 56, died in Valdosta, Georgia, April 4, 2009.A services of remembrance will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel, 425 E. Dogwood Street, Monticello, Florida. The family will receive friends after the service at New Hope Church of God, 415 E. Palmer Mill Road, Monticello, Florida. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Hope Church of God Building Fund.Mr. Howard was a native of Fort Myers, Florida and had lived in Naples and St. Petersburg before moving to Monticello in 2002. He was self employed as a electrician, loved flying and was an accomplished horseman. He was of Pentecostal faith and a member of the New Hope Church of God. Mr. Howard is survived by his wife Cheryl Howard of Monticello; one son Preston William (Kimberly) Howard and one daughter Rebecca Ann (J.D.) Shiver of Monticello; his mother and father Carl and June Howard of Alva, Florida; two brothers Michale L. (Cindy) Howard of Saint James City, Florida and Timothy D. (Dorita) Howard of Cape Coral, Florida and two grandchildren.

  Fort Myers News-Press, October19, 2009 - William Thomas Howard never finished college, yet he helped conceive, fund and build FGCU.Born in Fort Myers in 1911, Howard, known to all as Tommy, received his diploma from Thomas Edison when he graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1929.Howard went on to a distinguished career in banking and was president of First Federal Savings and Loan in Fort Myers.Over the years, though, higher education became Howard's passion. He traveled regularly to Tallahassee to lobby legislators and the Board of Regents to create university-level opportunities.In 1974, the University of South Florida opened an $8 million branch in Fort Myers next to the campus of what was then called Edison Community College. That campus also named one of its buildings after Howard.But Howard kept lobbying for the region to have its own university and when plans for FGCU were announced in 1991, Howard became its chief fundraiser as founder and president of the FGCU Foundation. He also served on its site selection committee and helped choose its first president, Roy E. McTarnaghan.Howard didn't live to see his beloved university open in 1997; he died in 1995 at age 83.After his death, Howard was named a "Great Floridian" in 2000 as part of a state program honoring people who've significantly enhanced the lives of Florida citizens. His Great Floridians plaque is in the FGCU building that bears his name: Howard Hall.
    Fort Myers News-Press December 18, 2009 - Lloyd Franklin Howdyshell, age 76, of Alva, passed away December 14, 2009 in Alva, FL. He was born Sept. 25, 1933 in Rushville, Ohio, the son of the late William Franklin and the late Laura Ruth (Gary) Howdyshell. He was a truck driver.Survivors include three sons; Garold Howdyshell of Zanesville, OH, Allen Howdyshell of Zanesville, OH, Ronald (Brenda) Gleason of Junction City, OH and three daughters; Ruth Ann Wynn of Mulberry, FL, Jamie (Paul) Strohl of Junction City, OH, Janis (John) Hughes of Alva, FL and two brothers; Paul (Joann) Howdyshell of Lancaster, Gary (Beverly) Howdyshell of Lancaster, daughter-in-law, Pam Howdyshell of Zanesville, OH; grandson, Jason Tyler of Fort Myers, FL; great-grandson, Johnathan Tyler of Fort Myers, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie j. Howdyshell, son, Lloyd Daniel Howdyshell, daughter, Debbie Howdyshell, brother Merl Howdyshell.Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers with Pastor Jerry Lawson officiating. Interment will be in Fort Denaud CMerlowdyshellemetery, LaBelle. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 31, 2013 - Alice (Eastwood) Howell passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 after a brief illness at Lee Memorial HealthPark Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren (Biff) Howell, Sr.; her parents: Leona Eastwood Robinson and Edwin Eastwood, Sr. and Robert Robinson; her brothers, Edwin Eastwood (Barbara), James Eastwood and Robert Robinson (Sue). Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 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 and additional obituary information may be viewed at:  www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 15, 2009 - David Wilson Howell, best known as Dixie Howell, 89, passed away this past Easter weekend after almost 90 years of perfect health. Born on May 12, 1919 in Arlington, NJ to William and Linda Howell of Ireland, he studied graphic art and mastered fine lettering.A Fort Myers resident since 1945, Dixie was stationed at nearby Ft. Buckingham Air Base after serving 7 years in the Army-Air Force touring Europe during WWII. He married Marion Elliot in 1952 and began a long graphic arts career locally first with SignCraft, then as art director for WINK TV for 17 years and later owner of Dixie Design Signs, Inc. An avid community volunteer, Dixie was a founding and longtime member of the Fort Myers Optimist Club and lead the movement to create the Bike Paths in Fort Myers. He sang in the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choir for decades and assisted the clergy and even volunteered as a tram driver at Lee Memorial Hospital well into his eighties. Dixie is survived by his daughters Leslie, Kimberlee, Whitney and Blaire, and his sons Bill and David as well as 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased in 1997 by his wife Marion of 45 years.A funeral service will be at St. Luke's Episcopal Church 2635 Cleveland Ave. on Saturday April 25th at 2:PM.In lieu of flowers, a church donation is welcomed.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Wed., November 9, 1966 - Hardy P. Howell, 67, of 240 Lagoon Dr., died Tues. morning. He was a lifetime resident of Lee County. survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ieola M. Howell of Ft. Myers; sons, Kenneth Howell of Tampa, Orville Howell of Punta Gorda, Gerald Howell of Smithfield, Va.; one brother Walter Howell of Ft. Myers and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of Central Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held Fri. at 11 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt funeal Home with Rev. Thomas C. O'Steen officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Myers Cem.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 21, 1950 - Funeral services for James M.Howell, 88, will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the McQueen & Young chapel with the Rev. John R. Creamer and Rev. E. P. Hendry officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers: George Thompson, P. A. Sparks, Harrison Thompson, William Parsons, C. C. White and D. T. Farrabee. The McQueen & Young Funeral Home records list: Howell, James Martin, d. 19 Sept 1950, b. 30 Oct 1861 Valdosta, GA, father: James Medric Howell, mother: Mary Winifred Jackson, burial: Ft. Myers Cem. James Martin Howell

  Fort Myers News-Press, October 27, 2010 - Our world suffered a great loss on October 23, 2010. Jane Howell came into this world Sept 21, 1917 in Detroit, MI to William and Ida Laughlin. She touched many with her caring nature and lively spirit. Jane was the backbone of our family and blessed all that knew her with her warm heart and generosity. She will be greatly missed each and every day. During WWII Jane was a "Rosie the Riveter" in a munitions plant. In 1971 Jane and her husband David moved to Florida. Together they purchased land and developed two mobile home parks, Laurel Estates and Lake Arrowhead Village. Jane is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years David, daughter Judy, preceded in death by her son James; grandchildren, Dodi (Tom), Daniel (Michele), James (Elisete), great grandchildren, Lisa, Caique, Kevin, Ashley, Nicole, Zachary and two great grandchildren Chase and Cayli Jane. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Hope Hospice at 2430 Diplomat, Cape Coral, FL 33902. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday October 30 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4770 Orange Grove Blvd, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33903.

  Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2009 - Kenneth Howell, 76, of Tampa, passed away January 2, 2009. Born on February 20, 1932 in Fort Myers, Florida. He belonged to the Methodist Church and was retired from Gulf Oil & Kenan Transport. Survivors include: his wife of 46 years, Peggy; daughter, Deborah (Charles) Thomas; sons, Keith Howell and Mark (Sarah) Howell; grandchildren, Jessica and Mark II. Contact family for service information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609. Words of comfort may be expressed at: http://floridamortuary.net
    Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, August 29, 1968 - Laura Bell Howell, 61, a resident of Fort Myers all her life, died Wednesday morning. She was born in Lee County March 20, 1907. Surviving are her son James C. Padilla, Fort Myers; sister, Mrs. Jean May of Fort Myers; brothers, Jessie Padilla and Julius Padilla, both of Pine Island, Andrew Padilla, Fort Myers; three grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Mr. Walt Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, Sat. October 1, 1983 - Leola M. Howell, 76, a 58-year resident of Ft. Myers died Thurs, Sept. 29, 1983 in St. Joseph's Hosp., Tampa, FL. Funeral services will be held today at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral Home...Interment will follow in Ft. Myers City Cemetery.
    Naples News, November 10, 2005 - Daughter wants FEMA to pay for mom's burial in family plot, Mary Howell's family wanted her buried near her mother, her father and her two sisters under oak trees at a Baptist cemetery in Immokalee.They wanted a proper burial, befitting their love, with a decent coffin and a granite headstone with her name: Mary E. Howell, Oct. 24, 2005.She was 65. She died, during Hurricane Wilma, after getting struck with debris as she tried to escape the flophouse on Immokalee's South 3rd Street where she lived. Her family couldn't scrape together the money needed for a funeral. "You can't just pull it out of your hat when you're not rich," said Donna Rolls, Howell's 47-year-old daughter who lives in Georgia. She is a housewife, the wife of a truck driver. Howell, a retired cab driver, waitress and convenience store clerk, lived on about $400 she got in Social Security each month, her daughter said. Without the money, Howell was laid to rest last week in an inexpensive, pressboard casket in a hole lined with concrete in an indigent burial for people who can't afford one. Howell's family plot — where there is a space for her — is a few miles away from the county-owned Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens cemetery where she is now buried. Rolls wants her mother's casket exhumed and moved to the First Baptist Church's cemetery on 11th Street. She wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for it. "All I want to see is her have a decent burial," Rolls said. "She didn't wish for nothing else." Rolls said she tried contacting FEMA for help and they told her to try elsewhere. They didn't tell her she could apply for up to $7,500 to cover costs, she said. She found that out, after her mother was buried, from the newspaper. Rolls called FEMA again Wednesday. She was registered for assistance that afternoon. A FEMA official told her she'd get a call within two weeks. "This ain't going to stop until she's buried with dignity. I'll call 10 times a day," she said. When someone's death is caused by a hurricane, next of kin can apply to FEMA for up to $7,500 to pay for funeral costs. Usually, that means the family gets reimbursed. But what happens when the family can't pay for a funeral up front? In Howell's case, a FEMA spokesman didn't have answer. "Let's see," said Hugh Buehring, a public information officer, referring to the case. After hearing about the case from the Daily News, Buehring expressed concern. "Nobody wants anybody to go through that," he said. "There will be some action. "Joseph Brister, director of Brister's Funeral Home in Immokalee, handles burials at the Baptist cemetery. Howell's family plot has two spaces left and has been there for decades, he said. When approached by the family, Brister agreed to cut funeral expenses to $3,800 – about $2,000 less than he usually charges. "I'm going to still go out of the way to help them. I just need a little help from them," he said. But none of Howell's seven children could afford it, Rolls said .Brister said he waited eight days after Howell's death until he recommended the family have her buried through the county since they couldn't afford a funeral. He said FEMA should revise its rules so families don't have to wait for bureaucratic wheels to grind to get money. "Families can't just hang out for five weeks to have someone buried after a hurricane," he said. "I'm not against FEMA. It just seems in every summer you've got to learn some. I just don't think they've learned. "Buehring would only say it can take weeks for families to get a check for funerals. The county is mandated to provide burials for those who can't afford it. A single person can't have made more than $798 per month to get a county burial, said Candice Franco, a county case management supervisor. Collier does about 25 indigent burials each year, she said. It costs the county $900. It costs the family nothing. Brister said he'd charge the same amount to exhume the body and bury Howell in her family's plot. "We'll work with FEMA and get this done," he said. Rolls doesn't plan to stop pushing for help to move her mother's body. "They'll get tired of hearing from me," she said. "One way or the other, they're going to pay. I'll stop short of God."
    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, October 20, 1939 - Mrs. Mary E. Howell, 78, died at her home on Palmetto Ave. yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She leaves a husband, James, three sons, C. M. of Pine Island, Walter of Fernandina and Hardy of Fort Myers, two daughter, Mrs. Lilla Williams and Mrs. Nettie House. She was a member of the Church of God. Fuenral arrangements will be announced later by Lawrence A. Powell.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 9, 2008 - Orville M. (Big O) Howell Sr., age 74, of LaBelle, passed away Dec. 7, 2008 in Lehigh Acres. He was born March 1, 1934 in Fort Myers. Howell. Big O was a longtime resident of LaBelle. He retired from Florida Power & Light after thirty-eight years service. Big O also served in the Army. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion & VFW. Survivors include son: Marty Howell and his wife Melina of LaBelle, daughter: Judi Crocker of LaBelle, brother: Kenny Howell (Peggy) of Tampa, grandson: Blaine Howell. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karla Renee Parker.A memorial service will be held Wed. December 10, 2008, 6:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Dennis Edgar officiating. Big O was a longtime supporter of kids sports, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LaBelle Youth Athletics, 1726 Caloosa Estates Ln, LaBelle, FL 33935.Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 20, 2003 - Warren W. Howell, Sr., 62, of Cape Coral, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2003. He was born in Atlantic City, NJ and was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a retired Atlantic City, NJ., Fireman after 26 years of service. He was a member of the I.A.F.F. and the Fireman's Relief Assoc. Mr. Howell is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Alice; 2 sons, Warren W. Howell, Jr., and Matthew C. Howell, both of Cape Coral; a daughter, Michelle (James) Campion, Fredericksburg, VA; a sister, Margaret (Harry) Carey, Franktown, VA; 4 grandchildren, Sara Marie Campion, Brianna King and Danielle & Michael Jones. Private funeral services will be celebrated with interment in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be directed to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 26, 2011 - Willie "Will" Cauzell Howell, 65, of Cape Coral was born Aug. 4, 1946, in Fairmont, N.C., to Ottis and Annie Howell, now deceased. He entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral. He attended church services at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Cape Coral. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Howell; six children; 11 grandchildren; two aunts; three uncles; and a host of cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Services will be at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at Seventh Day Adventist Church of Cape Coral, 1813 El Dorado Parkway, West. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in his life story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family. Arrangements are by Coral ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.

      Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 11, 2012  - Joseph M. Hrabchak, Age 91, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Dec. 1, 2012. He was born on Feb. 28, 1921 in Giglovce, in the former Czecho-Slovakia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna (Horgos) Hrabchak; and brother, Albert. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lois (Dearth); and son, William (Donna) of Cape Coral, FL; son, George of Munhall; grandchildren, Craig of Orlando, FL and Rachel of Nashville, TN; brother, Raymond (Audrey) of Charlotte, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, serving aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Mills in the Pacific. He was employed for 42 years at the Duquesne Works of U.S. Steel Corp. He was a past president of the West Mifflin Little League and was responsible for the construction of the present Little League complex. He was also a member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Council 4210 Knights of Columbus. Joseph was a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church of Cape Coral, FL and a former member of Holy Trinity Slovak Roman Catholic Church of Duquesne-West Mifflin. Arrangements were handled by the Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres, FL. Burial was on Dec. 4, 2012 in Lee Memorial Park.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 2010 - Maurice J. Hubbard, 63, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed on January 13, 2010, in Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, after a battle with cancer. He was born on December 10, 1946 in Campbellville, Kentucky, to Mr. and Mrs. Morris J. Hubbard. Maurice graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended college at Edison Community College. He was president of PEI in 1993 and owner of J&M Pump Service. Maurice is survived by his loving mother Ruth Marie Hubbard, wife Cindy P. Hubbard, children Jantena Arnold wife of Jay Arnold, Frank Hubbard husband of Amelia Hubbard, Jody Tavanese wife of Dan Tavanese, Stephanie Theo, Kaci Boone wife of Joey Boone, grandchildren Ashley Lindquist, Mike Lindquist husband of Falon Lindquist, Beth Arnold, Jacob Arnold, Brooke Arnold, Anna Hubbard, Lauren Hubbard, Sophia Hubbard, Taydan Tavanese, Tristen Tavanese, Trace Tavanese, and great-grandchild Tegan Lindquist. Sister Janice Padgett wife of Glen Padgett, nice Nicole Minassion wife of Allen Minassion, parents of Myla and Matthew Minassion, nephew Josh Padgett, niece Paige Wilson wife of Cory Wilson, parent of Macy Wilson. Sister Brenda Borders wife James Borders, nephew James Borders Jr. husband of Janet Borders, parents of Emily and Owen Borders, parents of Quinn and Kylie Borders. Sister Sue Bullock wife of L.J. Bullock, niece Tracye Zlobl wife of Robert Zlobl, parents of Ryan Barnes, Andrew and Michael Zlobl, nephew JOhn Bland husband of Party Bland, parent of Kristen Bland, children of Robin Bland, Race Land Jr., Melissa Land, Brittney Allen, Tiffany Land..He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had great compassion for his loving church family, friends and community. His will to live and fight a constant battle with cancer was like no other. Maurice's second true love was enjoying one of God's creations, fishing at sea. He will forever be missed and loved. We know this not good-bye because we will all be together again in Heaven, until then Maurice we love you..Services will be held at 2:00 PM at Winkler Road Baptist Church, on Saturday, January 16, 2010. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Hope Hospice Donations, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Memo: Maurice J. Hubbard on check.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 15, 1934 - Walton B. Hubbard, 66, retired navy man and resident of Fort Myers for the past 20 years, died at a private hospital on Lafayette street yesterday. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy McDonald of Massachusetts. The American Legion will conduct services at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Engelhardt chapel and will furnish an escort to accompany the body to the A. C. L. depot for shipment to Vermont, Mr. Hubbard's original home. All members of the Legion post are quested to be at the chapel at 3 o'clock.
    The Time Herald, Port Huron, MI, July 18, 2013 - Debra Lynn “Debbie” Hubble, passed away July 2, 2013 surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with lymphoma. She was 51. Formerly of Port Huron, MI. She had been a resident of Cape Coral, FL. since 1985. Debbie was born March 30, 1962 in Port a daughter of Harvey and Beverly Hubble. She enjoyed shopping, home decorating, gambling at casinos but most important to her was spending time with her loving children Mindy (Craig) Barber and Lindsey (Tyler) Read, cherished grandchildren Ashton and Farrah; beloved mother Beverly Hubble of Port Huron, devoted siblings Randy and Gary Nabozny, Rick, Mark, Harvey, Susan, Michael Hubble and many caring nieces and nephews and a very special friend Lisa Burns. She was preceded in death of her son Patrick McDonald and her father Harvey (Bud) Hubble Jr. Graveside services were at Fort Myers, FL. Memorial Gardens. A celebration of Debbie's life will be held July 20, 2013 at the Eagles on Howard St. in Port Huron, from 2 until 6pm.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September. 23, 1934 - Charles N. Huber, 71-year-old former employe of the municipal recreation department, died unexpectedly last night from a heart attack just after he had completed moving to 623 Edgewood avenue in the East End. Mr. Huber came to Fort Myers in 1925 with his wife from St. Louis, Mo. They were affectionately known as "Pop" and "Mother" Huber. Mr. Huber is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Huber; one daughter, Grace, and four sons, Charles N., Joseph, George and Arthur Huber, all of St. Louis. L. w. Engelhardt and Sons have charge of funeral arrangements which will be announced later.
     The Fort Myers Press, Decemer 7, 1926 - Buckingham Man Dies at Hospital--Robert E. Huddleston, aged 27, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Lee Memorial hospital, where he was brought Sunday night for treatment from his home in Buckingham. The funeral will be held from the Englehardt chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Davis of Alva conducting the service. Burial will be made in Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Huddleston, with his father, Charles W. Huddleston, has lived in the vicinity for two years past, operating the store at Buckingham. Previous to that he was a cavalryman in the Canadian mounted police forces. He was born in Pennsylvania, and other than his father has no relatives in this section.

  Fort Myers News-Press, July 31, 2006 - Bruce W. Hudson, M.D., born Feb. 25, 1946, in Waterbury, CT, moved with his family to Fort Myers, FL, in 1946, at 9 months of age. He was the son of the late Gerald C. Hudson, who was an architect with the firm, Bail-Horton & Associates of Fort Myers and Bradenton, which designed the original plans for Manatee Memorial Hospital, and Muriel K. Hudson, who trained at Massachusetts General in Boston, MA, and worked as a nurse, for Dr. Harvey Cushing, and later at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, from whom Bruce learned his love for medicine. A graduate of Fort Myers High School class of 1964, he was president of Student Council and Key Club, the recipient of Student of the Year award, and was lieutenant governor for Florida (Key Club in 1962). He organized a band group called the ''Dynamics'' Rock N Roll Band, in which he played base guitar and drums. The Dynamics played under A.J. Perry Production at various places, including the Bradenton Auditorium, and they were also the warm-up band for Ray Stevens and many others. In 1970, he earned his B.S. degree at the University of Florida and then attended Florida State studying medical sciences for two years. He then entered medical school, at the University of Florida, graduating with a MD degree in 1975. He served his internship and residency at Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ, but served the last year of his residency at University of Florida. In 1978 he moved to Arcadia, FL, starting his first practice in internal medicine, until 1982, when he moved to Bradenton and practiced until 2006. He practiced medicine for 28 years. His many accomplishments include receiving the honor of Doctor of The Year in 2002, he was past president of the Medical Society in 1986, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Blake Medical Center, Chairman of the Hospital Morbidity and Mortality Committee and organizing board member of Coast Bank. He was also a member of the downtown Kiwanis Club, a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church and was an active supporter of Manate County Young Life. He is survived by his wife, of 34 years, Elaine Moore Hudson; son, Nathan Wyeth Hudson; two sisters, Judith Lefkowitz, of Nashville, TN, and Meredith Marcum, of La Belle, FL; and a brother, Gareth Hudson, of Fort Myers, FL. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 5, 11a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Dr. Bruce W. Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Blake Medical Center Auxiliary, 2020 59th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Arrangements by Griffith Cline Funeral Home.

Fort Myers Tropical News, July 14, 1926 - The body of John Hudson, who committed suicide by jumping into a canal near Moore Haven Monday afternoon, was taken to Tiffany, GA for burial by his wife yesterday afternoon. Hudson, according to his employer, R. L. Murray, Ford dealer in Moore Haven, ended his life after remaining away from his work for over a week. Hudson, while walking with another man along the canal Monday afternoon, jumped into the water once and was pulled out by his companion, before he jumped in the second time and drowned. Only 28 years old, Hudson left his wife with three small children all under 5 years of age. A coroner's jury returned a verdict of suicide. Dewey Hudson
      Okeechobee Daily News, November 27, 2004 - Martha Coraine Waters Hudson , 'Mer', a great wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone she met. She has joined her grandson, Jeffrey, who was killed Nov. 26, 2003. Even though she was always an angel in her family's eyes, she is truly an angel now. Mer, age 77, died November 25, 2004, in Okeechobee. She was born in Winter Garden, March 16, 1927. Survivors include: her husband; Jack Hudson who loved and cared for her 58 years and 11 months; her daughters, Vikki Hudson of Montgomery, Ala. and Tara Johns of Lake Placid; grandsons, Jobe Johns of Lake Placid, the late Jeffrey Hinebaugh of Lake Placid; granddaughters, Britni Wilson of Orlando and Stephanie Johns of Brandon; one great-granddaughter; Brienna Brockman of Brandon; son-in-laws, Billy Joe Johns of Lake Placid and Sam Faulk of Montgomery Ala.; and sister, Thelma Hudson of Elba, Ala.Visitation will be at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 6 until 9 p.m. Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. at Ortona Cemetery, 12870 West State Road 78, Moore Haven. Reverend Randy Johnson of Reality Ministries, Zolfo Springs will officiate.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 6, 2005 - Talmage Leander Hudson, age 94, passed peacefully away to be with his Lord on August 4, 2005, at the Maryville Health Care Center, Maryville, TN. Born in Hudson, FL on September 3, 1910, he was the son of Alfred and Annie Leapold Hudson of this Gulf Coast City founded by Issac and Amanda Hudson. In the late twenties, he moved with his family to North Fort Myers, FL where he met and married the late Juanita Rosser Sherrill, daughter of Charles and Kathryn Johns Rosser of New Prospect on the North shore of the Caloosahatchee River. In the thirties, he moved his family to Washington, DC where he was employed at the Ambassador Hotel for a number of years. He returned to Fort Myers in the latter part of the decade and worked in the auto mechanic trade. Over the next several years, he was employed by several prominent auto dealerships and became known and respected for his talent in repairing vehicles. He was also a master carpenter, having built 3 homes for his family during his lifetime. During World War II, he served in the Pacific theater. Following the war, he returned to Fort Myers and continued his occupation as an auto mechanic. In the sixties, he returned to his home town of Hudson where he met and married his late wife, Ella Caruthers of 35 years the daughter of Jacob Russell Campbell and Helen Floyd Campbell. In 1972, he permanently relocated to Walland, TN, at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains. He retired in 1975 to pursue his love of gardening on a full time basis. To supplement his income he repaired lawn mowers and sold tomatoes from his garden. He continued to maintain and service his own vehicles until the age of 90. He was a man of strong faith and a practicing Christian who believed deeply in the Holy Scriptures and teachings of Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Grandview Baptist Church and assisted in the Sunday School program for a number of years. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who came to know him. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Luxy, Hershel and Vernon all veterans of World War II. Surviving are his sons, Charles (Marie), Newfoundland, Canada, Harold (Elizabeth), Miami, FL, Karl (Angelina), LaGuna Hills, CA, Reverend William (Mary) Caruthers, Dearborn, MI; grandchildren, Linda, Donna, James, Jamie, Hedi, Michael, Vince, Judy, David, and James; 8 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild. Survived by his sisters, Thelma Turner, Albuquerque, NM and Hazel Sigmon, West Palm Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Franklin officiating. The interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News Press, September 19, 2003 - Jerry E. 'Red Leg' Huff, 53, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sept. 15, 2003. He was born in Glasgow, KY., and lived there until 1961. He then moved to Florida to live with his father. He was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School and had been a resident for many years. He was drafted into the Army in 1970 and was with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He later volunteered to become a Forward Observer for the 101st Airborne. He was decorated with the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star, Air Medals along with other campaign ribbons. Following his discharge from the service, he became a police officer in Eastern Tennessee. He subsequently returned to Ft. Myers where he owned his own wrecker service for over 15 years. Jerry was an excellent craftsman, mostly being a fine Black Powder Gunsmith. His work was displayed in the Museum of Appalachia in Eastern Tenn., and the Collier County Museum of Naples, FL. He produced many fine guns from scratch and sold many rifles, powder horns & knives over the past 25 years. He had been invited to display his work at many shows and organizations. Due to his love for the Arts, he had the opportunity to meet the famous gunsmith, Hershel House during his travels. He will be deeply missed by his family, his many friends and craftsmen. He was an active member of the Vietnam Brotherhood Comp. B, American Legion and was a member of 'HOG'. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Lori for over 29 years and devoted father to his daughter Jessica for 22 years. He is survived by his wife; daughter; his mother, Lucille Daugherty, Largo, FL; his father, Ralph Huff, West Palm Beach, FL; a step-mother, Pamela Huff, West Palm Beach; 4 sisters, Vicki Cusick, Connie Willick, Michelle Daugherty and Susan Huff; 2 brothers, Terry & Shawn Huff; 4 nieces, Amber, Brittany, Cody Daugherty & Taylor Huff and 2 nephews, Richard Newton & Richie Daugherty. Memorial funeral services will be celebrated at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to the services. Military honors will be provided by the Vietnam Brotherhood, Company B of Southwest Florida, and the American Legion of Ft. Myers.

Fort Myers Tropical News, November 14, 1926 - Funeral arrangements for Capt. Jacob B. Huffman, an employee of the hotel at Captiva who died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday noon, will not be made until the arrival of friends from the island today, L. W. Engelhardt, who is preparing the body for burial, said last night. Capt. Huffman had been at the hospital for a week and was planning to return to Captiva when he was stricken by a heart attack and died in the arms of a negro hospital attendant.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 25, 2006 - Emma Singleton Huggins, 65, of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Shands University Hospital, Gainesville, after a long illness. A native of Fort Myers, she graduated form Fort Myers High School. She earned her undergraduate and Master's degree in Library Science form Florida University. She was the first Media Specialist at Caloosa Middle School the year it opened and later with the Media Specialist at Orangewood Elementary School for over 30 years. She and her husband, George, were active in the Harley Owner's Group. They made many trips out west, to Canada, and Alaska, on their Harley. Crossroads Motorcycle Magazine featured many of their trips in special articles.In addition to her husband of 43 years, George Edward, her survivors include her son, Adam E. (Dana), Boynton Beach, and two grandsons, Adam and Tyler; her sister, Ruby Sanders, of Tarpon Springs, and Highlands, NC.Friends will be received at a reception in her memory Monday, Nov. 27, at 4 PM at the Lake Lawn Condo Community Room in Fort Myers. "Bikers Welcome".

Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 1960 - Mrs. Daffie (Dassie) D. Hughes, 66, of Clewiston, died suddenly early Tuesday at her home. A native of Immokalee, she had been a resident of Clewiston for the past 14 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors are her three sons, Tommy Hughes of Clewiston, Milton Hughes of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Johnny Hughes of Miami; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Burnsed, South Miami, and Mrs. Marie Cale of Tennessee; one sister, Annie L. Fortson of Tice and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Futch Chapel with the Rev. L. P. Fagan, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Clewiston, officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery with Futch Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Correct name is: Dassie Dean Hughes
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 14, 2008 - Earnestine Hughes, born May 24, 1917 in Corinth, Mississippi, went to join her beloved husband of 45 years, Charles on August 11, 2008. Known as "mama" to her children and Earnie to all other family and friends her passing leaves a very empty space in our lives. She leaves behind five children and their spouses - Rosemary Taggart (Tommy), Billy (RoseMary), Diane Bartleson (Tommy), Sue Wendt (Johnnie) and Ricky (Wanda). She also leaves numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Earnie loved to travel, especially going on cruises and was very independent, living alone until just recently. Her greatest love, however, was that for her family. Visitation will be on Thursday evening on August 14, 2008 from 7-9 pm at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral and graveside services will be Friday, August 15, 2008 at 2:30 pm at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 12, 2010 – Irene (Meigh) Hughes, 90, of Cape Coral passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. at home with her family. She was born Nov. 10, 1919, in Jersey City, N.J., to Joseph and Anna Coughlin Meigh. She has been a resident of Cape Coral for 32 years moving from Point Pleasant, N.J. She worked for Point Pleasant Hospital as a telephone operator. Mrs. Hughes is a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, she was the first president of the Sacred Heart P.T.A. and a member of Sweet Adeline's International Singers. She enjoyed traveling, taking cruises and riding in race boats with her husband, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving family including her children, Phyllis Coyle, Joseph Hughes and Dennis Hughes, all of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Martin John Coyle, Michael Joseph Coyle, Kerri Anne Lembcke, Douglas Joseph Hughes; and great-grandchildren, Casey Anne Coyle, Jessica Lembcke, Jared Lembcke, Daniel Michael Coyle, Colton Hughes, McKayla Hughes and Kristan Hughes. She is predeceased by her husband, Samuel Hughes; son-in-law, Martin Coyle; and daughter-in-law, Catherine Hughes. Visitation will be Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, from 11 a.m. until the funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in her life story and to leave online thoughts and memories for her family. The family suggest memorial donations in her memory be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral 239-283-0540
    Hickson Funeral Home, Fort Myers FL- Celebrating the Life and Profession of Loreen Patricia Hughes - At 11:40 a.m. October 4, 2013, God chose to bring home another Angel.  An angel who was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, community activist, and educator.  Most importantly a Woman of God.  She received Christ at an early age. Loreen Patricia Hughes “Kitty” was born November 13, 1927 in Punta Gorda, FL to the late Reverend Willie and Annie Haynes.  She had four brothers and one sister who preceded her in death: Brothers Booker Taliferro (T), Thomas Jefferson (TJ), Dennis, Charles and sister, Willie Mae. Surviving siblings are sisters Bessie Lou Bryant and Hazelar Johnson. Loreen graduated (Tenth Grade-Charlotte County) in 1942 from Baker Academy in Punta Gorda, Florida and continued higher education at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida.  After graduation, she furthered her education at Bethune-Cookman College where she received her bachelor degree in secondary education and pursued a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, IN. Loreen later moved to Ft. Myers, Fl in the late 50’s to become a School Teacher (Business Education) at Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida where she became affectionately known as “LP”.   While there she married her first love – “The love of her Life”, Alexander Hughes (deceased).  They have five children Mary Ann Hughes Smith (Robert) Cherry Hill, NJ, Eben  Avian Hughes (Amy), San Antonio, TX,  Shaurie Alexis Hughes Mathews (James)- Fort Myers FL,  Kevin Sherrone Hughes (Dietra) – Surprise AZ,  and Kathy Lashawn Hughes Tucker (James ”Tuck”) – Mansfield TX whom she loved dearly. Loreen loved teaching; she taught 45 years in the Lee County School District and was passionate sharing what she knew with others.  Her parents always instilled in her “Education is the key”.  Loreen is most noted for her Dunbar community service with the local Delta Sigma Theta, Fort Myers Alumnae Chapter, over 40 years of teaching typing, and over 60 years as a swimming Instructor at Dunbar Heights pool (now STARS Complex).    Some of her most noted achievements are as follows: 

Early Child Development, Fla. A&M University
Civic Activities
School Teacher in Lee County School System 40+ years
Treasurer NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Chairperson, Delta’s Del-Teen Club
Member:
                Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
                United Way Volunteer Action Center of Lee County
                Phi Delta Kappa
                Teachers Association of Lee County
                Lee County Professional Network
Clerk/Secretary, Antioch Baptist Church, Youth Director
Coordinator, Delta Sigma Theta, Tutorial Program 
Past Civic Activities:
Co-founder Dunbar Coalition
Secretary, Greater Fort Myers Urban League
Vice President/Treasurer, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Greater Fort Myers Bi-Racial Committee Advisory Board Member:
                Orangewood Elementary
               Cypress Lake Middle
                Eller Piper Center
President, Black Women’s Political Caucus
Lee County Housing Authority Board
Lee County Human Services Funding Committee
Swim Instructor @ STARS Complex
City of Fort Myers Community Relations Commission
Lee County Black History Society
FloridaRetired Educator Association 
As a result of her charity and service to the Dunbar community and City of Fort Myers, the City of Fort Myers declared August 5, 2013, “Loreen P. Hughes Day”.  On this given day she was presented a proclamation from the Mayor.  What a great achievement!
 Religious Affiliation:
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Church Clerk, Finance Committee Chairperson and the Youth Director for many years.To further affirm a life well lived, Loreen made a difference in the many lives she encountered. 
Remembering Loreen’s Love:
God must have known there would be times we’d need a gentle touch, a tender understanding heart to love us very much.  He must have known we’d need someone to listen to our cares, to comfort and remember us in loving thoughts and our prayers.  So in his boundless wisdom, he sent us from above, the dearest blessing in the world, our precious Loreen’s love that she shared with all.
 Loreen a Godly parent and Grandparent:
It is amazing how Mom always knew what to do and say.  She was always filled with so much love and tenderness and wisdom.  With just a word or smile or look, she made our hearts lighter.  She always had a high expectation for us and accepted nothing less than our very best.  She was a strong mother and a great influence to all of us.
 Loreen’s Last Goodbye
Even as she walked through the valley of the shadow of death, she was fearless.  She walked with God and called out to Jesus, her personal savior.  On the morning of October 4, 2013, Loreen, fell asleep in the arms of Jesus.  Her life was a ministry to all.  She left her family a legacy of hope, love and service.  Her legacy will be continued by the following family members:  Her children, grandchildren, great grand children, God children, numerous nieces, nephews, sisters in-laws, brother in-law, and sisters.

           Fort Myers News-Press, 29 Feb 2004-- Sammantha (Sammi) Rae Huhn, 11, of Cape Coral passed away Thursday in Miami Children's Hospital. She was born in Miami and moved here 5 years ago. Sammi was an astounding talented yet humble sixth grader at Trafalger Middle School and had attended 1st Christian Church of Cape Coral.She is survived by her mother and father, Stanley and Stephanie Huhn; sister, Stevi; grandparents, Sam and Nancy Hoster, Ray and Daisy Lopez, and Austin and Jean Huhn; aunts and uncles, Katie and Darrell Corradino, Kelly and Mickey Lopez and Julia and Austin Huhn and four cousins.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 1, 2004 at 1:00 PM at the First Christian Church, 2620 Country Club Blvd. Burial will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

Caloosa Belle, February 16, 2006 - Marjory Ada Huizenga, age 85, of LaBelle, passed away February 3, 2006, in Fort Myers.She was born June 16, 1920, in Ottawa, Ohio, the daughter of George and Charlotte Marie (Grieger) Cass. She was a loving and devoted wife of 40 years to Paul Huizenga. She retired after working for the Trading Post in LaBelle as a bookkeeper. Marjory touched many lives in LaBelle with her acts of encouragement, kindness and good cheer. Her warm smile, twinkling eyes and wisdom will be deeply missed.Survivors include her husband: Paul Hulzenga of LaBelle; children: David Butler of Jacksonville, Patricia Randall, Tampa, Wayne Huizenga, Sterlie Truman, Bradley Huizenga and Cindy Levy of Ft. Lauderdale; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.She wished to be cremated and her ashes scattered in the Caloosahatchee River.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 21, 2007 - Dorothy Betty (Ballard) Hull, age 79, of Alva, passed away October 19, 2007 in LaBelle. She was born Jan. 24, 1928 in Fort Denaud, to the late Fait A. and the late Zora (Browning) Ballard. Survivors include daughters: Zora H. Haines, Emily R. (Frank) Smith, brothers: Hiram Ballard, Robert Dewey Ballard, sisters: Verna Lee Lewis, Loretta Easterly, Jacquelyn Youngs, Gail Sanchez, Delores "Sharky" Gibson, grandchildren: D. Brent (Stacy) Haines, Kevin A. (Marla) Haines, Pamela M. (John) Gibson, D. Kay-Lyn (Aaron) Renfroe, great-grandchildren: Branden and Christopher Haines, Leah and Bailey Haines, Kaylee and Case Gibson, Erin and Bowen Renfroe, and numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Harold, Douglas, A.L. "Jimmy", Lewis and Perry Ballard. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 22, 2007, 10:00 am at Church Of God-LaBelle with Pastor Chuck Smith and Chaplain Bob Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
    Caloosa Belle October 18, 2008 - Faye Perry Hull, of Punta Gorda, FL died on October 16, 2008 of pneumonia at the age of 83. She was born on March 25, 1925 in Fillmore, Missouri, the daughter of Samuel and Mabel Perry and the sister of Jessie Perry. She moved to Florida in the 1940's, and lived in Immokalee, LaBelle, Moore Haven, and Franklin, North Carolina, ultimately settling in Punta Gorda. She was a woman of profound talents, great intelligence, and strong faith. She earned her Master's Degree from the University of South Florida and worked for over 30 years as an elementary school teacher. A brilliant musician and artist, she played many instruments including the piano, organ, accordion, mandolin, and violin; she painted and square-danced. She raised beautiful gardens filled with flowers from all over the world. She traveled the country from Florida to Alaska, sharing her love of good books, good music, and her faith with everyone she met. We will truly miss her quick wit and sweet smile. She is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, William Thomas Hull III; her sons G. Allan Alderman and Kevin Alderman; her step-children Paula McQueen and James Hull; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John Mark and her step-sons, Hugh and Tommy Hull. The Visitation will be held from 9:00 am till 10:00 am, Monday, Oct 20, 2008 at the Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL. The Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Wesley Benton officiating. Burial will be at Indian Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 20, 1965 - Florence Conrod Hull, 45, a resident of LaBelle, died Saturday night. She had lived there for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church of LaBelle. Surviving is her husband, William T. Hull, LaBelle; sons, William T. Hull, Pahokee; James David Hull, LaBelle; Hugh Robert Hull, LaBelle; daughter, Paula Frances Hull, LaBelle; sisters, Mrs. Harriett Wheeler, Fort Myers, Mrs. Lillian Burchard, Fort Myers, Emma Bullard, Riviera Beach; brothers, W. H. Conrod, Fort Myers, Tom Conrod, Alva, Paul Conrod, Alva.Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the LaBelle Methodist church with Rev. James H. Luther officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 2005 - Hugh Robert Hull, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 19, 2005. Huey, a fifth generation native Floridian, was a graduate of Pahokee High School and worked for Allied Engineering & Testing, Inc. as an engineering technician, specializing in septic designs. Huey had been a resident of Punta Gorda since 1965. He is survived by his father and step mother, Tom and Faye Hull of Punta Gorda, sister Paula McQueen, Punta Gorda, brother James D. "Jimmy" Hull of LaBelle, sons Hugh Todd of Rotonda, Matthew Hicks of Punta Gorda and daughter Sheli Hicks of Tampa, grandson Harley Todd and his best friends, Leonard, Judy and Ryan Scott of Punta Gorda, nephews Jerron and Jadon Hull and niece Jena Wilson. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday February 22 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM at Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Punta Gorda Chapel. A Celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday February 23 at 11:00 AM at the Friendship United Methodist Church, 12275 Paramount Dr. Punta Gorda with interment following at Indian Springs Cemetery. Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes and Cremation Services are in charge of local arrangements.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 11, 1954 - James D. Hull, 79, a resident of LaBelle the past year died yesterday in Fort Myers. He was a native of Florida and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Hull of LaBelle; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Jones and Mrs. Minnie Mae Haskew of Palmdale; one sons, D. W. Hull, Naples; two sisters, Mrs.J. C. Beasley and Mrs. Will Beasley of Orlando, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J. C. Beasley officiating. Pallbearers are E. B. Hull, J. P.Hull, T. B. Ellis, Reider Herron, Lewis Ballard and Thomas Graham. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers Tropical News, January 31, 1931 - John P. Hull of Felda died last evening at the age of 63. He leaves a wife and 11 children. The funeral services will be held from the L. W. Engelhardt & Sons mortuary at 2 pm today and burial will be held in the Fort Myers cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Janauary 9, 1969 - Mrs. Maggie M. Hull, 77, of Palmdale, died there Wednesday morning. She had lived there the past seven years. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Minnie Haskew, Mrs. Maude Jones of Palmdale; a son, Webster Hull in British Honduras. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 1999 - Oddis Lynn Hull, 75, of LaBelle, died January 20, 1999 at Fort Myers. Lynn was born at LaBelle April, 18, 1923 to the late William Thomas Hull, Jr., and Amy Foote Hull. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in WWII. He was a lifelong member of the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a retired rancher after being associated with the family ranching activities in the Devil's Garden Area. Survivors include a sister, Pauline Hull Townsend of LaBelle and a brother, William T. Hull, IV of Punta Gorda and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. John Gill, III officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. a the Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee, Labelle, FL, 33935,  941-675-2125
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 11, 2002 - Onley Reo Hull, Sr., age 80, of LaBelle, passed away July 9, 2002 at Cape Coral. He was born April 13, 1922 at LaBelle to Perry Cleveland Hull and Bessie Hardin Hull. He was a lifetime resident of LaBelle. Survivors include his children: Butch Hull and wife Susie of LaBelle, Nona Hull of LaBelle and Robbie Hull and wife Becky of Lehigh Acres; grandchildren Lindsay Rider, Nicole Clemson, Gavin Powell, Neal Hull, Tabitha Hull, Charles Hull, Jason Hull, Scott Hull and Travis Hull, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, 2002, 10:00 a.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Bob Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle, Florida.
    April 27, 1987 - Sarah Middlebrough Hull, 92 of 110 Lee Street, died Sunday at Meadow Brook Manor. A native of Cartmel, Lancashire, England, She moved to LaBelle in 1921. She was a member of Carolson Memorial United Methodist Church and a charter member of the LaBelle Woman's Club. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Hull, of LaBelle, nephews, Julius T. Moon, of Pahokee, Gary Hull, of LaBelle, Ray Hull Jr., of Clewiston, Onley Hull Sr, of LaBelle, Charles Hull, of New Iberia, Louisiana, Tom Hull Jr, of LaBelle, Lynn Hull, of LaBelle, William Jackman, of Alva, Clyde Burhans and Glenn Burhans of Umatilla; nieces, Edna Waters, of LaBelle, Sheila Edwards of Warner Robbins, GA., Rosa Nell Hutcheson, of Newberry, Glenda Walter, of LaBelle, Laura Madge Brightman, of Fort Myers, Pauline Townsend of LaBelle, Hollie Hathcox, of Lakeland, Evelyn Jackman of Clewiston, and Joyce Vaughn of Umatilla.

Caloosa Belle, March 23 2006 - Stacy Margo Dunaway Hull, age 41, left this world for a better place at 10 a.m. on March 20, 2006, in North Fort Myers. She was born October 8, 1964, in Sebring. She is survived by her children: Kacie Mae Hull, Wayne Perry Hull and Robert Carl (Crystal) Dunaway; parents: R.D. “Dale” and Lois Dunaway and step-mother Pam Dunaway; four grandchildren; sisters: Stephanie Goodman and Tanya Fussell; and her significant other, Dana Urquhart. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lawrence “Larry” Hull.The family wishes to thank all for their love and support, including the Hull family, the Urquhart family and Hope Hospice. Stacy asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Muscular Dystrophy or Muscular Sclerosis. Gone but not forgotten. We love you, Stacy.
    February 8, 2010 In loving memory of Wayne Perry Hull who departed this life to join his mother and father on Feb. 6, 2010 in Fort Myers. He was born Sep. 26, 1984 to Larry and Stacy (Dunaway) Hull Wayne is survived by his brother: Robby (Crystal) Dunaway of Breaux Bridge, LA, sister: Kacie Mae Hull of LaBelle, maternal grandparents: Dale (Pam) Dunaway of Felda and Lois Dunaway of Felda girlfriend: Angelica Valdez of Immokalee, aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John L. (Peanut) and Viola Hull. Funeral services were held Wed. February 10, 2010, 11:00 am at LaBelle Rodeo Grounds in LaBelle with Pastor Mike MacDowell officiating. Interment will follow in Felda Cemetery, Felda. The family thanks Mike MacDowell, Gail Wilkison and Bull Pit Ministries for their support. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home to assist the family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 12, 1954 - LaBelle, June 11 - William T. Hull Jr, 65, who had served as clerk of the court here for 24 years, died suddenly this afternoon at his ranch. Hull, who had been a resident of LaBelle for 48 years, retired from public office in 1948 to devote his time to cattle ranching.Survivors include his wife, Amy Hull; a daughter, Pauline Hull; two sons, William T. Hull III of Olga and Oddis Lynn Hull; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Murray, Mrs. Lillie Burhans of Umatilla, Mrs. Nell H. Jackman and Mrs. Madge Hampton; three brothers, Perry C. Hull, Judson Hugh Hull of Moore Haven and Ray C. Hull and four grandchildren. Funeral services for William T. Hull will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Oscar Roberts officiating. Pallbearers will be I. M. Jennings, Grover Hill, Blitz Wegman, Ed Reynolds, M. J. Bush and Wallace Risher. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - June 12, 1954 -- LaBelle, June 11 - William T. Hull, 65, who had served as clerk of the court here for 24 years, died suddenly this afternoon at his ranch. Hull, who had been a resident of LaBelle for 48 years, retired from public office in 1948 to devote his tome to cattle ranching. Survivors include his wife, Amy Hull; a daughter, Pauline Hull; two sons, William T. Hull III of Olga and Lynn Hull; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Murray, Mrs. Lillie Burhans of Umitilla, Mrs. Nell H. Jackman and Mrs. Madge Hampton; three brothers, Perry C. Hull, Judson Hugh Hull of Moore Haven and Ray C. Hull, and four grandchildren. Fuenral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 1991 - Hendry County William Thomas Hull, IV, 53 of Florida City, Fla., died Sunday at his residence. A native of Fort Myers, he moved to Florida City in 1980 from Clewiston.He was employed as a supervisor in the Florida City Water Dept. Survivors include his wife, Clara J. Hull Jennings, Florida City, fla.; father, William Thomas Hull, III of Franklin, N.C.; brothers, James D. Hull of LaBelle, Fla., Hugh Robert Hull of Punta Gorda, Fla.; step-brothers, George Alderman of LaBelle, John Alderman of Franklin, N.C. and Kevin Alderman of Naples.Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist church in LaBelle with Rev. Charles Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at the Fort Denaud Cemetery. Akin-Davis FuneralHome, LaBelle Chapel in charge of arrangements.
    The Fort Myers Press, January 31, 1927 - Funeral services for Frederick A. Humpidge, 86 of age, who died at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the home of his son, Edgar C. Humpidge, in Rio Vista, was held at 10:30 this morning at the Englehardt Funeral Home, Rev. Dr. J. R. Henry, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, having charge of the funeral services. Interment followed immediately in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Humpidge, formerly a resident of Strathroy, Canada, came to Fort Myers one month ago to make his home. He had formerly spent two winters here. His wife died about a year ago and is buried in Canada. He is survived by his son, Edgar, a grandson, Herbert L. Humpidge, a granddaughter living in Detroit and a brother in Canada
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 30, 2011 - Walter H Hund, 93, Fort Myers, died November 26, 2011. He was greeted at the Gates of Heaven by his loving wife of 65 years, Geraldine; granddaughter Christine Loetel; parents Gustav and Laura Hund; brother Harold Hund and sister Lucille Oathout, as well as other family members and friends. Walter was born November 19, 1918 in the Bronx, New York. He worked in the family owned business Sun King Greenhouses in Mt. Vernon, New York before enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps on Memorial Day 1942. He married Geraldine Nyblom on. April 4, 1943 and they shared a lifetime of loving. caring and sharing prior to her passing in 2008. After WWII ended, Walter's career was in the textile industry and the U.S. Postal Service. During retirement, he enjoyed being Santa Claus at Macy's, New York. Walter was a proud WWII veteran and a member of the American Legion. Bronxville, New York. Survivors include his two daughters, Penny West of State College. PA, and Pamela Puzzanchera and husband, Phillip, of Fort Myers, FL; his granddaughter Stephanie Reeves and husband, Allan and great-granddaughters Olivia and Gabriella Reeves of Estero, FL, Other surviving family members are Byron Green of Nevada, Roberta Green, and Ronald Hund, New York, and their respective families. Service will be conducted by Chaplin Vincent Miller at Hodges- Kiser Funeral Home on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to service. Entombment will be immediately following at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Hospice at Shell Point.
    Fort Myers News-Press,Feb 23 2005-- Christopher James Hundley, 19, of Cape Coral was received in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, February 20, 2005. He was born in East Meadow, New York and moved here in 1986. A member of Christ Lutheran Church, Chris was a graduate of Cape Coral High School Class of 2004 and was currently a student at Edison Community College. He was a lover of music and an avid guitarist. He is survived by his mother, Susan of Cape Coral, sister, Keri Pearl of Bradenton, grandmother, Helen Frey of Cape Coral and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Keith Hundley in 1995. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold Popp officiating. Arrangements are by the Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 1, 1937 - Howard M. Hunneman, 60-year-old retired civil engineer of Chicago, died yesterday after a stroke at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. G. Houston and Mr. Houston on Alcazar avenue. Mr. Hunneman had spent the past two months in Fort Myers. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Houston and Mrs. Robert S. Dutton of Chicago. Spooner & Engelhardt are in charge of funeral arrangements which will be announced later.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 17-19, 2012 - Carmen W. Hunt, 99, passed away May 12, 2012 just 2 days shy of her 100th birthday. She came to Lee County in 1970 from the Bahamas. She then moved to Libertyville, Illinois in 2010. Carmen was member of St. Francis Catholic Church, belonged to the Embroidery Guild of America and loved to travel. Carmen is preceded in death by her husband Vernon L. Hunt, Sr.; brother, Salvador Pazuengo; sister, Thyde Pazuengo; daughter, Nancy Jaeger; son, Vernon L. Hunt, Jr.; and granddaughter, Cynthia Hunt. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sharon Fuery and her husband Bill of Fort Myers and Charles Hunt and his wife Judy of Crystal Lake, Ill; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren; 2 nieces, 2 nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews; and 12 great great nieces and nephews; There will be a visitation on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 11:00 followed by entombment in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 7, 2007 - Jake H. Hunt 86, of Buckingham, died March 5,2007. A resident for the past 61 years, formally of Sulphur Springs, TN, he was a veteran of WWII, and was stationed at Buckingham Air Field. Jake retired from FPL after 30 years, and was a 60 year member of the IBEW local 641, the Pioneer Club of Lee County and the Church of Christ in Buckingham. He is preceded in death by his first wife Gladys. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, sons Joel (Susan) Hunt, Ted (Linda) Pickering, James Pickering. daughters, Pamela (David) Whidden & Sharon (Doug) Cole. 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson, numerous nieces. Funeral Services will be held Friday March 9, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church Of Christ, 7850 Buckingham Rd. Fort Myers, Fl. 33905 Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press May 24, 2009 The Rev. Dr. John R. Hunt, Pastor Emeritus of Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral died May 23, 2009 in St. Petersburg, FL surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on December 30, 1929. He was the only son of Randall and Flonie Hunt. He had a dual career as a civilian pastor and U.S. Navy chaplain. His military service began in the Vietnam Era and was both active duty and reserves for 27 1/2 years. He retired with the rank of Captain. After retiring from Faith Presbyterian Church he served as chaplain of SW Florida Regional Medical Center, Ft. Myers, FL and as the chief chaplain for the Lee County Sheriff's office. His earlier pastorates were in Orange Park, Lakeland, and Winter Park, FL; and in Port Neches, TX. He served on the Cape Coral Hospital Board, two terms as President of the Cape Coral Ministerial Fellowship, two city advisory boards, the Lee County Veterans Advisory Board, and was Past President of The Brighten the Corner Foundation. He was the Past President of the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum. He also was Chairman of the Lee County Clergy Disaster Team, was a member of the Board of Directors for Hope Hospice, and held many offices in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Jacksonville; and held degrees from Florida Southern College, Emory University, and McCormick Theological Seminary, where he earned his doctorate. He was an honor graduate of the U.S. Navy Chaplain School. He is survived by wife Alice, his son Randall Hunt (Patricia), daughters Sandi Lambert, Joy Reding (Ed), Faith Dodson (Steve), Hope Hunt, and Jonna Orwig, his sister Joyce Eatman, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Pkwy. on Friday, May 29th, 6-8 p.m. The memorial service will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a private family interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the building fund of Faith Presbyterian Church, or the John Randall Hunt Doctoral Graduate Prize, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 19, 2009 - Lillian V. (Pickering) Hunt, 82, born October, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, died on Saturday, February 14, 2009. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Husselbaugh; first husband, James B. Pickering Jr., and second husband, Jake H. Hunt. She is survived by her children, Ted (Linda) Pickering, Sharon (Doug) Cole, James B. Pickering III, Pam (David) Whidden, and Joel (Sue) Hunt; grandchildren, Teddy (Tami) Pickering Jr., Tami (Todd) Adamson, Dawn (Hank) Huff, Kenna (Amanda) Craft, Jonathan Pickering, Sherry, Susan, Shelia and Angela Whidden, Jake and Jared Hunt; great-grandchildren, Troi (Tara) Pickering, Tucker (Tea) Adamson, Jessica (Alannah) Huff, Kenna, Kylea and Ashlyn Craft, Christopher Pickering, Victor, Tiffany, Ashley, Marisa, Elizabeth, Joel, Sue and Justin Hunt; great-great grandchild, Isaih; and sister, Olivia V. Murray. Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009, at 2:00 pm, at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL (239)334-4880.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 11, 2010 - Toni Lee (Brion) Hunt, 66 of Cape Coral passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. She was born Sept. 29, 1944, in Alliance, Ohio, to Willard and Olivia Brion. She has been a resident of Cape Coral for over 38 years. She worked at Cape Coral Hospital, Lee Memorial Health Systems, Cape Coral High School and Abiding Love Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading books, traveling and shopping. She was active in supporting numerous charities and was past president of the local school union. She is survived by her loving family, including her husband of 34 years, Daniel; children, Ted Springer of Arkansas, J.D. Hunt of Cape Coral and Scott Jensen of Lehigh Acres; sister, Christina Springer of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Jessica Springer, Nicole Springer, Cayla Carr and Amy Carter; niece, Julie; and nephews, Scott and Mike. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her son, Martin Springer; daughter, Charity Carter; mother-in-law, Betty Hunt; and father-in-law, Marvin Hunt. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, with Pastor Jim Pankow officiating. Visitation will be start at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in Toni Lee's life and to leave online thoughts for her family.
    Fort Myers Press, July 29, 1931 - Mrs. A. P. (Ellen) Hunter, 52 years of age, died this morning at her home on Second Street following a brief illness. She was taken ill Monday and her condition grew steadily worse until it was described as critical yesterday noon. Mrs. Hunter was the wife of Dr. A. P. Hunter. Born in Tifton, Ga., she came here with her husband in 1905. She was a member of the Baptists Church and of the Elizabeth Miles Benovalent Society. Her death this morning came as a distinct shock to a wide circle of friends as she had been in good health until Monday. She returned only two weeks ago after visiting her son, Frank Hunter, in Birmingham, Ala., and her mother and sister in Atlanta, as well as spending a short time in the mountains of North Carolina. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of the son and other relatives. Frank Hunter and his wife are expected to arrive tomorrow night. In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. H unter also is survived by her mother, Mrs. W. W. Timmons of Atlanta; four sisters, Mrs. H. H. Haregrett of Atlanta, Mrs. Frank Scarborough of Tifton, Ga., Mrs. W. H. Parker of Miami, and Miss Nellie Timmons of Washington, D.C., and one brother, W. W. Timmons of Tampa. (Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery) 

The Fort Myers Tropical News, July 30, 1931 - Funeral services for Mrs. A. P.(Ellen Tenman) Hunter, who died yesterday morning following a brief illness, will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the residence, 611 Second street. The Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Active pall bearers will be Virgil Robb, Paul Franklin, C. P. Adams, George R. Lynn jr., Frank Stout and Roland Arndt. Honorary pall bearers will be Ike Shaw, I. E. Foxworthy, Capt. George Kinzie, J. F. Garner, John Boring, Grover Gerald, H. C. Case, Capt. J. F. Menge and Capt. E. L. Evens. Arrangements for the funeral are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, local mortician. Relative of Mrs. Hunter including a son from Birmingham, and her mother and sister from Atlanta, are expected to arrive tonight. Several other sisters and a brother also are expected here this evening for the funeral tomorrow. Mrs. Hunter's death came with shocking suddenness early Wednesday morning. She had been taken ill Monday. She came to Fort Myers with her husband, Dr. A. P. Hunter, from Tifton, Ga., a quarter century ago.
    Caloosa Belle Nov 17, 2009 - Lillie Armeta Hunter, 77 LABELLE - Lillie Armeta Hunter, age 77, of LaBelle, passed away Nov. 5, 2009, in LaBelle. She was born Apr. 13, 1932, in LaBelle, daughter of the late Barney and the late Grace (Tucker) McClenithan. Survivors include son, Ira Glen Hunter, Muse; daughter, Helen Maddox, LaBelle; brothers, Pete McClenithan, Clewiston, and Lloyd McClenithan, LaBelle; sister, Louise Green, LaBelle; grandchildren, Ira Billy Wagner, Jimmy Glen Wagner; Jennifer Windham, Sharon Nelson, and Carol McClenithan; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Nov. 7, 2009 at Ft Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with Pastor Mike MacDowell officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 12, 1944 - Madison Hunter, 42, of Immokalee, died at the Lee Memorial Hospital last night.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mabel Hunter; a daughter, Miss Jeanine Hunter; two sons, Joseph and Edward; and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hunter.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Baptist Church at Immokalee with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of the Riverside Baptist Church of Fort Myers, officiating.  Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 26, 1985 - Nathaniel H (Bud) Hunter Jr., died at his home in Buckingham Sept 25 1985. The son of Lee County Pioneers Nat H Hunter and Louise Borland, he was born in Ft Myers Jun 6, 1920 and lived on his ranch in Buckingham since 1946. He was a life member of the First United Methodist Church in Ft Myers, a member of the American Legion Post 38 and a The Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his mother, Louise Borland Hunter, his wife of 42 years, Molly Hunter; two sons, Graeme Hunter and Nat Hunter III; three daughters, Jill Luckey of Birmingham AL, Marcia Hunter and Lisa Holler of Ft Myers and five grandchildren; brother William A (Shanky) Hunter of Coconut Grove, sister Caroline Shearer. Graveside services Friday, Sep 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. Donald Padgett, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Jim English, Wynn Berry, Snag Thompson, Charles Foster, Ken Jordan, Harry Flint, Charles Flint, John Daniels, Paul Franklin and Bo Welch.
      Fort Myers News-Press, December 29, 2010 - Ruby Madge Prevatt Hunter went home to be with the Lord December, 26, 2010, with her loving family at her side. Ruby devoted her life to serving her Lord and Savior. She was a strong devoted woman of God that is now rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord. She was a servant after God's own heart and has been a blessing to all she came in contact with. All who had the opportunity to know her surely were touched. Ruby was born March 3, 1923 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Roy Hunter. She is survived by her children: Carl "Tinker" (Terry), Shelton (Dianne), Demetrice Elizares (Michael), Sylvia Haynes (John) and Dennis (Kitty). She has 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Since 1935 she was a faithful member at the Church of God of Prophecy and will be missed by all.Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Wed., Dec. 29, 2010 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL, (239) 694-4121. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Thurs., Dec. 30, 2010 at the Church of God of Prophecy, 3182 Marion St., Ft. Myers, FL. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 1, 1932 - The body of Will E. R. Hunter, who died Wednesday afternoon from lockjaw which developed after he had stuck a nail in his foot 10 days before, was sent to Valdosta, Ga., late yesterday for burial. E. D. Hunter, his father, arrived to accompany the body. Lawrence A. Powell had charge of arrangements. No services were held here, but are planned in Valdosta. Hunter is survived by his widow, parents and an eight-months-old son. William E.R.

     Fort Myers News-Press, July 22, 2012 - David Richard Hurd, 73 went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2012. David was a 1957 graduate of Ft.Myers High School. David leaves behind Daughter: Robin and Russell Love of TN; Son: David and Brandi Hurd of Ft. Myers; Sisters: Mary and John Roberts of Bonita Springs and Elizabeth and Jim Stacy of OH; Brother: Donald Hurd of Bonita Springs and Grandchildren: Elliott and Brandon Hurd. A "Celebration of Life" will be at the St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Melbourne, Fl on July 28th at Noon. Family requests donations to be made to Vitas Hospice Care(877) 884-8277.
     Fort Myers News-Press, June 18, 1944 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie M. Hussey, who died at Bradenton Friday, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First Street with the Rev. Ernest G. Spinney officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: Jim Roberts, Ed Allen, D. T. Farabee and John Boring. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 28, 2012 - Patricia Mary Hussey, 63, of Cape Coral died Monday March 26, 2012 at her home after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1948 to Alfred and Mary Wolf. Patricia married Ronald in 1982. Together they lived in Abington, PA. She moved to Cape Coral in 2005 where she was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She is survived by seven step children, thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews, her dear friend and caretaker Donna Morlock, along with many other great friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 Thursday March 29, 2012 at St. Andrew Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Patricia's Life Tribute and share a condolence with her family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 20, 1985 - Lance Corporal Scott Allan Hutchinson, 22, died Monday evening, September 16, 1985 in Camp LeJeune, NC.  Scott was born in Orlando, FL but lived most of his life in Fort Myers.  He was a 1980 graduate of Fort Myers High School and had been in the US Marines for three years.He is survived by his wife, Pamela Jean Hutchinson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hutchinson of North Fort Myers and Mrs. Coral Bryant of Orlando; brothers, Frank G. Hutchinson and Chris Olson; sisters, Sheri Lynn Hutchinson and Judith Ann Olson; grandparents, Herman and Frances Fussell and Russell and Jewell Wintle; great-grandmother, Lovey Long; aunts, Martha Ann Williams and Mary Fussell;uncle Russell Wintle, Jr.The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 am. Saturday in the Chapel of Light at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens with  the Rev. Larry Krewson officiating. U.S. Marine Corps will conduct full graveside services.Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of services.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 1964 - Walter E. Hutchinson, 51, a former resident of Fort Myers, died Friday. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Carl Henschen; a brother, Norman Hutchinson, Fort Myers; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Davis, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edwin Montfort officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 4, 2008 - Margaret Lee (Gulden) Hutson, 55, of Fort Myers passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2008. She was a loving wife, mother, nanny, friend and sister. She worked at Lynx Services for the past 10 years and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Allen (Corenia) Hutson; daughter, Michelle Hutson; sisters, Betty (Sy) Johnson, Josephine Stewart, Carol (Buck) Bryant, Patsy McDonald; brothers, Eddie (Linda Crook) Gulden, Richard (Lori) Gulden; grandchildren, Ryan Millican, Megan Ellswick, Little Allen and Calee Hutson. She was predeceased by her husband, Emory Hutson and brother, Johnny Gulden. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 4, 2008 from 5-9pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the funeral home chapel with burial following at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 12, 2005 - Thomas William Hutson, 92, Ft. Myers, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005. He was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of Thomas B. and Clara (Leeper) Hutson. He spent most of his childhood in St. Louis, Mo., and Success, Ark. He was an Army veteran of W.W. II, where he led a tank recovery section in the European Theater. He was the Chairman of the American Legion Horse Show in Danville, Ind., for 11 years. Mr. Hutson was a retired carpenter and came to Ft. Myers in 1973. He was a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Ft. Myers. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wallace Hutson; a daughter Barbara Clausen, Indianapolis, Ind.; many nieces & nephews including: Marcia Skelton, Melissa (Joel) Butler, Joni Manning and Mark (Annetta) Carter, all of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be celebrated at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, 3/13/05, at 2:00 PM with visitation 1 hour prior to the services. Interment will following the Veterans Section of the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 4, 1935 - Lee Hyde, 56, died yesterday at Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Hyde, who has resided here for the past 14 years, is survived by a daughter, Miss Cecil Hyde, a son, Ray, and a brother, Fred, all of Maplewood, N. J. The survivors are expected here today to arrange for services which will be announced later. Arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell. Mr. Hyde was a practical scientist and for the past 10 years has experimented with the properties of a special variety of marl earth which he discovered in pits located between Buckingham and Olga. His first practical product was "It," a cleaning substance. From the same earth, Mr. Hyde developed a salt drier, tooth paste, medicated nest eggs, window cleaner and silver polish. He acquired title to the marl pits and organized a company to manufacture these products. He was always a great believer in South Florida and had many development plans which he intended to carry out as business improved. He maintained a downtown office in the Colquitt building and had a wide acquantance in all parts of the United States.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 8, 2011 - Ben R. Hynes, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on September 5, 2011, in Cape Coral, FL. Mr. Hynes was born on April 9, 1928, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Ben and Leona Hynes. He attended Georgia Tech. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and was a recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor. Ben had a successful career in construction. He lived in Orlando for 24 years where he was a project estimator and project manager for Tuttle White Constructors and Planted Earth. He co-owned the Crescent JB Cattle Ranch and was proud to participate in the Florida cowboy way of life. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed guiding family and friends. He was also a talented woodworker. He attended Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Florida, and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Ben was known for being a devoted family man, and he will be missed by the many lives that he touched. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 51 years, Elizabeth O'Bannon Hynes, his parents Ben and Leona, and a brother, Charles. He is survived by his loving daughters and sons-in-laws, Sharon and Tim Fierro of Cape Coral, Florida, Sandra and Danny Vestal, of Columbus, Georgia; three devoted grandchildren, Ashley Beal (Jeff) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jessica Seymour (Jamie) of Columbus, Georgia, and Brandon Fierro, of Atlanta, Georgia; and one great grandchild, Addison Seymour of Columbus, Georgia; a sister, Shirley Hosch and many nieces, nephews, and beloved family and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Chapel, 1600 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. Services will begin at 11:30am with a visitation prior from 10:00-11:30. Graveside services will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Building Campaign at Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 3, 2007 - Elizabeth O'Bannon Hynes, 73, of Cape Coral, Fl, slipped out of our loving arms and into the arms of our savior on February 1, 2007.Betty was a devoted wife of 52 years and a dedicated mother. She was born to Floyd and Julia O'Bannon and lived her life in Florida. Betty was a retired accountant after 27 years of service with the Seminole County School Board in Altamonte Springs. She was an avid fisherman, a wonderful cook, and a friend to all. Her selfless giving will always be remembered. She was a member of the Church of God and touched many lives through her singing and piano playing. She will be missed and loved.Betty's memory remains alive through her family. She leaves behind her loving husband, Ben, her daughters, Sharon Fierro and her husband, Tim, of Longwood, FL, and Sandy Vestal and her husband, Danny, of Columbus, GA, her grandchildren, Ashley Fierro, Brandon Fierro, and Jessica Vestal, three brothers, James O'Bannon of Fort Myers, and John O'Bannon and Dr. Robert O'Bannon both of Cleveland, TN, and a sister, MaryLu Edgar of LaBelle, FL.Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 6-8 pm, and Saturday, February, 4th, 1-2 pm, with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Internment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.


 

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