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   John H. Jack, 87, of Cape Coral, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 following a brief illness. He was born August 29, 1924 in Edinburg, IL and moved to Florida in 1979. He served the United States Navy Air Corps during World War II, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Mr. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Katherine Curry Jack; his children: Larry Jack (Bonnie) of Wichita, KS and Linda Russo (Tony) of Oswego, IL; his grandchildren: Diana, David (Lisa), Allyson and Alanna; his step grandchildren: Christopher (Phoung) and Jason (Jennifer); his siblings: Vernon Jack (Evelyn) of Sullivan, IL, Shirley Curry (Robert) of Bokeelia and Paul Misiorek (Patricia) of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by four other siblings: Dale, Kenneth, Tony and Dorothy. Visitation for friends will be from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday with funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in 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.

    Fort Myers News-Press, April 1, 1936 - Franklin Jacke, 61-year-old store keeper at the Koreshan Unity, committed suicide by drowning early yesterday morning in the Estero river. In a note addressed to the Koreshans, Jacke gave approaching blindness as the reason for taking his life. "I am about blind and can't stand it any longer," he wrote. When Jacke was missed at the store, the Koreshans headed by Brother George Hunt, started a search and first found the note which also contained instructions wehre to find the body. The sheriff's office was notified immediately, and the body was located in the river by Deputy E. P. McAuley and State Officer Homer Klay. Deputy McAuley said that deep scratches on Jacke's face made it appear that he had treid to claw out his eyes either before of after jumping into the water. He was drowned in a comparatively shallow spot and the body was recovered by wading and dragging with a garden rake. Jacke had been a member of the Koreshan Unity for 33 years, coming to Lee county to join the Estero community from his native home in Wisconsin. He is said to have relatives in Wisconsin. The text of the note follows: "Dear Folks: I am about blind, cannot see to do my work today. With all the business cares which no one knows, I am unable to stand this. I have gone to the river. Look for my hat on the point. I am so blind cannot see people in the store; just a dim outline." The hat was found by Brother Hunt and nearby he discovered Jacke's coat and a handkerchief neatly folded on the bank. He also left his watch and chain with his clothes. for many years Jacke had operated a general store which belonged to the Koreshan unity. The Koreshans told Deputy McAuley they would take care of the body themselves.

Caloosa Belle, October 21, 2008 - Evelyn Jeanette Jackman, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, in Clewiston. She was 95. She was born June 8, 1913 in Florida City, the daughter of the late Mose and the late Lillie (Hull) Burhans. She was reared at Citrus Center in Desoto County. She attended public schools in Moore Haven and LaBelle, graduating from LaBelle High School. She attended and graduated Valedictorian at Stetson University. She returned to the area teaching fourth and fifth grades at Labelle and Moore Haven Elementary Schools. After moving to the Clewiston area in 1942 with her husband, the late James Cecil Jackman, she was a mother and homemaker. She later returned to teaching and retired as Librarian at Clewiston Elementary. After the passing of her husband, she formed Evelyn Jackman & Sons and became a cattle rancher and farmer. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, Clewiston Garden Club and Hendry Cattleman's Association. Survivors include sons, James C. "Jackie" Jackman Jr.(Diane), Terrell C. "Terry" Jackman (Karen), both of Clewiston; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Fri. October 17, 2008 at Community Presbyterian Church, Clewiston, with Rev. Angel Ramos officiating. Entombment followed at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston
     Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2009 - Annie Virginia Jackson, 71, of N. Fort Myers, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Vernon L. Jackson; children, Kevin Nicks, Michael Nicks, Cindy Paulsen, and Virginia Moran; also 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.Family and friends are invited to visit at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 12777 SR-82, Fort Myers, FL, on Monday, April 27, 2009, from 11-12 pm, with a graveside service to follow in the cemetery at 12:00 pm, (239) 334-4880.

  Fort Myers News-Press June 20, 2010 - Charles Michael "Mike" Jackson, 68, of Fort Myers, died suddenly at home Saturday, May 29, of a heart attack. He was born November 24, 1941, in Wichita, KS, to the late Irene Carrel Jackson and Charles Lewis Jackson.The Jackson family moved to Fort Myers in 1958 when Mike was a junior in high school. He quickly fell in love with three things: fishing, sailing, and Shirley Kinsey, who was one class behind him at Fort Myers High School. They met during competitive sailboat racing at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, of which both families were founding members. During the lively and sometimes contentious races, the Jacksons and the Kinseys often found themselves locked in a duel for the finish line.After graduation from high school in 1959, Mike attended the University of Florida in pursuit of a political science degree. Shirley followed a year later seeking a degree in English literature. They were married after Mike graduated from undergraduate school in 1963. Mike was an exemplary student at UF, a member of Florida Blue Key, and was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.Mike enrolled at UF law school in 1963 on an LSAT merit scholarship while Shirley worked and cared for their first child. Mike graduated and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1966. They moved back to Fort Myers where Mike began a law practice that lasted more than 30 years. Mike served his community and his church while providing for his wife and three kids. His family was his greatest joy, but his second greatest was learning. A small sample of authors on the shelves of his well-used library shows his broad range of interests and his voracious appetite for knowledge. Sagan, Hawking, Schrodinger, Escher, Teller, Bohr and Fermi are a few scientists whose books stood ready over the years for a second reading or quick reference. C.S. Lewis provided forays into both science fiction and Christian doctrine. Also at the ready were Keynes, de Tocqueville, Churchill and Reagan, among hundreds of others. During his time in Fort Myers, Mike devoted himself to many pursuits, including fishing, SCUBA diving, flying, race-car driving, competitive shooting, running, tennis and basketball. Mike was a die-hard fan of the University of Florida Fighting Gators. He was famous for his barbecue ribs, his annual battle royale putting up the family Christmas tree, his enthusiastic pumpkin carving, and his hair-raising yarns of ominous Moonbears, mysterious Fog Plows and terrible Wooldraggers told to two generations of wide-eyed children. Mike is survived by his beloved wife Shirley. Their marriage lasted 47 years, and like all marriages of that length, it included times of trial. But Mike and Shirley experienced a blessed rekindling, and loved each other more the day Mike died than the day they were married.Mike is also survived by their three kids, Shelly (Charles) Brown, Rachael (Mark) Pennington and Matthew (Sarah) Jackson; their six grandkids, Kinsey, Madison, Jackson, Lily Grace, Carter and Madeleine; his brother Robert; and a large extended family. Anyone wishing to acknowledge his life is invited to make a contribution to theAmerican Heart Association . Or just a card would be nice: Jackson Family, P.O. Box 2509, Fort Myers, FL 33902.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 10, 2009 - Edward C. Jackson, 91, of Lehigh Acres, formerly of Springfield, MO and Rochester, NY, died on Saturday, June 6, 2009. He was pre-deceased by wives, Edna and Pauline, and special companion, Olga Barrington. He is survived by Edward C. (Grace) Jackson, Jr. of Honeoye, NY; Herbert (Marilyn Reynes) Jackson of Lehigh Acres, FL; Jill (William) Graby of Rochester, NY; Chris and Craig (Traudi) Jackson; Jonathan Jackson; Olga (Rob) Mead, Jennifer and Jeffery (Kim) Graby; sister-in-law Eileen Jackson and also 5 great-grandchildren. He was a WWII Veteran, Army Air Force, European Theatre (1942-1945); and an R.T. French retiree (33 years). Family and friends are invited to visit at the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R.82, Fort Myers, FL 33913, on Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 1pm, until time of funeral service at 3 pm. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Open Bible Comm. Church, 17331 Slater Rd., N. Fort Myers, FL 33917, or to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919.
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 1985 - Frank W. Jackson, 80, of Cape Coral died Thursday. Born in Iowa, he came to this area 25 years ago from St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Cape Coral, Sigma Pi,Tau Sigma Delta, Honorary Architect E.A.A., Emeritus; Sustaining member of the Republican National Committee, Charter Member of the Palmetto Pines Country Club of Cape Coral and a graduate of the University of Michigan. Susvivors include his wife, Joan Jackson; one son, Charles Jackson, Lake, Wisconsin; two daughters, Barbara Peters, Canoga Park, Calif. and Shirley Yozamp, Eugene, Oregon; one brother, Robert Jackson, Inverness, FL; two sisters, Genevieve Pendergraft, Iowa, Marian Neary, Largo, FL; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Coral Ridge Gardens.

  Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2010 - Mrs. Lula Powell Jackson was born to the late George Edmond and Caroline Florence on September 5, 1923 in Pittsview, Alabama. She moved to Fort Myers in December 1950.Lula was married to Nathan Powell and Jessie Jackson, both preceded her in death. Her third child, Nathan Powell, Jr. also preceded her in death. She worked hard to make sure that her children had proper care; sometimes she worked two jobs. Her work was primarily devoted to caring for children.In the 1950s, Lula's journey lead her to Mr. and Mrs. Connie Mack, Jr. In the words of some the Mack's children, 'they quickly realized that they had found the warm, caring person they could trust to help raise their children. Her love created a very special bond between the Jackson/Powell and Mack/McGillicuddy families that has lasted for decades and is sure to continue for many more"Lula confessed Christ at an early age and began serving the Lord at Zion Spring Baptist Church in Pittsview, Alabama and continued at St. Mary Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida. She was an active member of St, Mary until her health failed.Lula, a devoted mother, a loving grandmother, a caring great-grandmother, a faithful employee and a dutiful servant of God passed from this life on March 13, 2010. She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Caroline McCollum and Bettye Bolden (Harrison); one son, Elroy Powell, Sr. (Harriet); eleven grand children, thirty-one, great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Annie Florence of Seale, Alabama, Beulah Jones of Gary, IN. and Virginia Johnson of Columbus, Ga.; a special niece, Arleatha Green; special family, the McGillicuddys; devoted friends, Alda Dawson and Stanley Murphy; a very caring cousin, Eddie Edmond (friend, Gerri), many nieces, nephews and friends.Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., TODAY at St. Mary M.B. Church, 2182 Mitchell Court, Ft. Myers. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, Fl. 334-6440
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 12, 2013 - Louise Kate Antelis Jacobs of North Fort Myers passed away on August 9, 2013. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 33 years, Joseph Jacobs, three children Jeanne Antelis (Keith), Fort Myers, Steven Antelis (Sue), Bridgewater, NJ, Amy Antelis, Monroe, NJ, two stepdaughters, Christine Kazar, Jamesburg, NJ and Susan Mianulli, Spotswood, NJ and nine cherished grandchildren. A service will be held on Tuesday, August 13th at 11:00 A.M. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, with entombment to follow. Online condolences can be made at  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 13, 2013 - Mildred "Millie" Jacobs, 80, long-time resident of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Born in 1933 in Birmingham, AL, Mildred moved to Miami, FL in 1959 and lived there until 2002, when she moved to Fort Myers. Mildred was a strong, independent woman who loved nothing so much as making a comfortable, happy home and taking care of her family and friends. She was a diligent worker, a devoted mother, sister, daughter and friend who believed in living an upright life of sacrifice and service and did so to the best of her ability. Mildred is survived by her son, Jack Jacobs; her sister, Betty Hoffman; her nephew, John Webb and many cherished friends from the McGregor Garden Club, the Red Hat Club, Reflection Lakes Ladies Luncheon and her neighborhood. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gulf coast Humane Society, www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.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, November 9, 2012 - Violet S. Jacobus, 91 of Cape Coral and Livermore, CA passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2012 in CA. She was born on November 29, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey. Violet moved to Cape Coral in 1969 from Gillette N.J. and was a long time member of the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children Ken, Jr. (Nancy) of Cape Coral, Carol Ann (Monk) Meincke of Cape Coral, Wayne (Betty Lou) of Livermore, CA, and Lynn (Joe) Corrales of Pompano Beach, FL; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service in Celebration of Violet's life will be conducted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 P.M. at Fuller Metz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, 4118 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904 in Violet's memory. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Violet's life tribute and leave a condolence to the family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 4, 2005 - Cecelia J. Jaffe, 57, of Cape Coral died Monday evening in Cape Coral. She was born in Newark, NJ and moved here in 2003 after teaching art for 33 years in the Metuchen, NJ School System, previously living in Bridgewater, NJ. Mrs. Jaffe was a member of Temple Beth Shalom. Avid artist, she was a member of the Cape Coral Art League and was active in the Cape Coral Power Squadron. Survivors include her husband, Harvey; daughters, Samantha Jaffe of Cape Coral and Marla Storm of New Jersey; mother, Joy Fastow of Cape Coral; brother, Joel Fastow of Mohten, PA and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home with Rabbi Devorah Buchan officiating. Burial will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
   Daisy V. James, 96, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Daisy was born on August 23, 1915 in Trinidad and moved to New York in 1950. She spent her time there as a Nursing Assistant before moving to Florida in the 1980's where she retired. Daisy is survived by her children, Eroal (Sylvia) Tross, and Nuris James; grandchildren, Ricardo, Claudette, Felita, and Laurel; great grandchildren, Racqual, Brian, Walter, Kristina, Brandon, and Marlon; brother, George Garbo; and nephew, Antonio Tross. Funeral services will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00am. The family will receive visitors one hour prior at 10:00am. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Information, please call, (239)334-4880. Online condolences may be offered at www.leememorialparkfuneralhome.com.

  Fort Myers News-Press May 9, 2008 Donald B. James, Jr., 76, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008. Don was born May 24, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Donald B. Sr. and Margaret (Ostrom) James. He was a graduate of Beloit College. Donald was a three-year resident of Fort Myers, having moved from Hot Springs, Arkansas and having lived over twenty years in Green Bay, Wisconsin. An avid golfer, Don was a member of the Oneida Golf and Riding Club in Green Bay and Heritage palm Country Club in Fort Myers. Don is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jean, his son, Douglas (Christine) James of Gaylord, MI, two daughters, Karen James of Tampa, FL, and Julie James of Traverse City, MI, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Charles (Shirley) James, of Chicago, IL, and three cousins, Jack (Joyce) James of Sarasota, FL, Thomas (Sue) James of Indiana, and Dick (Jean) James of Kentucky. Don is preceded in death by his son, Stephen James and a cousin, Stephen James.Visitation will be held in Friday, May 9th, 9:30-10:30 am, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 9th, 11:30 am, at St. Hilary's Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd., at the corner of Colonial Blvd. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 3, 1951 - Mrs. Ellen Agnes James, age 55, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 20 years, died Sunday at her residence, 1102 Forrest Street. Besides her husband, William C. James, she is survived by four sons, Frank E. James, Fort Myers, Melvin D. and Charles M. James, both of the U.S. Navy, and Albert James of Port Angeles, Washington; and five daughters, Mrs. Julia Barley and Violet, Dorothy, Kathleen and Ruby James, all of Fort Myers, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by McQueen & Young funeral directors.

Fort Myers Tropical News, January 19, 1928 - Mrs. Evelyn James died at her home on the county road north of Anderson avenue late yesterday afternoon. Her death was attributed to complications which set in following an operation for appendicitis about two months ago. She is surived by her husband, Norvale H. James and three children. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 3, 1933 - The body of an 18-month-old girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. James of near Estero, was recovered from a small pond early last night a half-mile from the residence. The baby had wandered off several hours earlier, stumbled into the pond and was drowned. Deputies Sheriff "Red" Furen and E. P. McAuley discovered the little body floating on the surface of the pond. A coroner's jury impaneled by Magistrate John R. West, returned a verdict of accidental death last night. The baby, one of eight children, left the grounds surrounding the home around 4 o'clock. It was missed a short time later and search started by the parents, aided by the older children. The frantic mother and father appealed to the sheriff's office at 6 o'clock for assistance and the two deputies immediately went to the home, located on the Trail three miles west of Estero. Mr. James is night watchman at the Mullins sawmill in Estero. The family moved here two months ago from Hamilton county. They occupy a house owned and also used by a Mr. Griffin, who has two children of his own. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of the body. Floy?
    The State, Columbia, SC, December 28, 2012 - Mrs. Ronell "Beulah" Lee James of Lehigh Acres, Florida entered into eternal rest on December 23, 2012. She was born in the County of Orangeburg, Eutawville, South Carolina on October 22, 1938 the fourth of ten children to the late Rev. Moses A. Lee, Jr. and the late Lucretia Nesbitt Lee. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family, friends and caregivers during the last days of her life. Ronell received her formal education through the Berkeley County public school system in Cross, SC. She wanted to follow her dreams, so she left for New York City where she furthered her education by obtaining a degree in communication from CUNY Brooklyn College. Her degree led her to work for Bell Atlantic which later became AT&T, where she retired after 30 years of dedicated service. During those early years in New York she met and married the love of her life and true friend, Mr. Emanuel James, who was faithfully by her side for 52 years and to this union they had 3 sons. Ronell loved her family and friends very much and there was nothing she would not do in her power to help them. Her precious memories will be cherished by her loving and devoted husband, Emanuel James; her three children; Ronald, Lawrence, and Joseph, their spouses Sonia and Heidi, and her three grandchildren Chantel, Paulina, and Sophia. In addition she leaves, one brother, Mr. Jennis (Evelina) Lee, four sisters; Pearl Grimes, Annie Gillens, Emma (Willis) Lasane, and Ms. Elizabeth Williams, and a host of step brothers, sisters, and friends, including a very special and a devoted friend and caregiver, Ms. Yvette Osme. Visitation will be at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 11-1pm, with the funeral service to follow at 1pm at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info, (239)334-4880. The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Fort Myers News-Press, February 28, 1955 - Sara James, 66, the wife of Rev. J. H. James of Alva died Saturday night in Fort Myers. She is survived by her husband; one brother, Albert MacDonald, and one sister, Mrs. Simon Parker, Pickford, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at the Alva Methodist Church Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. A. D. Hagler assisted by Rev. John J. Rooks. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland at 1:30 p.m. Leo W. Engel-hardt fuenral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 9, 1952 - Funeral services for Thomas Ross James, 65, who died Sunday, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the McQueen & Young chapel with the Rev. Dan Gill officiating. Survivors include two sons, Larue James, Fort Myers and Elmer James, U.S.A., Spokane, Wash., and a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Fouraker, Longwood, Fla. Active pallbearers: Ray Wigelsworth, Marvin Wiggins, William Lee, Bud Hodge, Vernon Hodge and Adrian Bratten. Honorary: George Thompson, Dave Richards, Miles Willis and Mr. Smith. Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 5, 1963 - William Cornelius James, 89, died yesterday following a long illness. Moving from Perry, Fla., he had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. R. J. (Julia) Barley, Mrs. Earl (Violet) Miller, Mrs. Leon (Dorothy) Mai, Mrs. Kathleen Tyson, all of Fort Myers, Mrs. Marvin (Ruby) Smith, Lowell, Mass; four sons, Frank E. and Melvin D., both of Fort Myers, Charles M. and Albert W., both of Port Angeles, Wash.; 23 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Harvey Funeral Home, Colonial Bl.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 16, 2012 - Krystyna "Wanda" Janczynskyi, 65, a Cape Coral resident for over 24 years, formerly of Howell Township, N.J., died Friday, July 13, 2012. She was born June 10, 1947, in Poland to Josef and Kazimera Michalski, now deceased. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. She is survived by her loving husband of over 31 years, Eugene Janczynskyi of Cape Coral; two sons, Dariuz Kowalski of Poland and Gene Janczynskyi of Cape Coral; a half brother, John Stanek of Poland; as well as one grandchild, Ania Kowalski also of Poland. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, at Mullins Memorial, 1056 N.E. 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, with Deacon Joseph Gates of St. Andrew Catholic Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m., until the hour of service at Mullins Memorial. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at  www.MullinsMemorial.com . Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
    Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL - John C. 'Jack' Jankowski, 70 of Cape Coral, FL, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born February 27, 1944 in South Bend to the late Frank and Lucille Jankowski. Jack is also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Hunt. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Jankowski of Cape Coral, FL; son, Brian (Bridget) Jankowski of South Bend; step-daughter, Kathryn (James) Bails of Elkhart, step-son, Bill (Liz Narzychek) Herndon of Orlando, Fl; grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, Sofia Jankowski of South Bend; step grandchildren, Lindsay Bails of Elkhart, Lexi Bails of Elkhart, Nevaeh Herndon of Orlando, Ashley Herndon of Orlando, Willie Herndon of Virginia, Clare Sue Narzychek, ; brothers, Robert Jankowski of Mishawaka, and Richard (Miriam) Jankowski of South Bend; and many nieces and nephews.Jack honorably served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He retired from Steel Parts after many years of service. He was a parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Jack enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling and following his grandchildren's sporting accomplishments. Visitation will be 4 to 7 pm Monday, June 23rd at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am on Tuesday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family. Arrangements under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 2005 - Stan G. Janson of Cape Coral, passed away March 14, 2005 17 days before his 86th birthday. He was born on March 31, 1919 in Glen Rock, NJ to Thomas and Valentine Yanuklis. Prior to retiring to Florida he worked at the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., while residing in Maryland. A veteran of WWII, he served with the 507th Fighter Group, Army Air Corps on Iwo Jima and in Okinawa. He was a member of the American Legion, the N. Ft. Myers Elks, VFW Post #8463 of Cape Coral, the Cape Coral Shrine Club, Cape Coral Masonic Lodge, the Araba Shine Provost Guard, the Loyal Order of the Moose Post 2199, AARP, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Typographical Union of Washington, D.C and the Scottish Rite if Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by a grandson Philip Ross and his wife Ruth's son, James E. Lee, Jr. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Ruth; his daughter, Connie (Roy) Ross and son Gerry (Christina) Janson who reside in Maryland and in Cape Coral Ruth's daughter, Eva (Hank) Bromley. He also leaves his cherished grandchildren; Samantha and Jim Syoen, Kennie and Cathy Rosenblatt, Shane Wright, Rhonda and Geoff Dunham, Melody Rodgers, Marie and Gary Atkinson, Michael and Luzmorena Janson, Shawn Janson, Charles Janson, Shelly and David Strother, Jason and Lisa Ross; great-grandchildren, Scott Alms, Kyle Alms, Katelyn Atkinson and Maximo Janson. Also life are brothers, Alexander (Janet) Yankulis, John Henry Yankulis, Sr. and their families; Katherine and Bob O'Brien, Thomas Yankulis, John H. Yankulis, Jr., Kim Marie Garcia, Laurie Ann Sibila and especially his niece Karene Anne Yankulis and her husband Michael Preston Merilan. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2005 from 6-8 PM and Thursday, March 17, 2005 from Noon-2 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Services will be held Thursday at the conclusion of visitation. Rev. Susan Haupert-Johnson will officiate. Interment with military rites will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 4, 2011 - Jean Adele (Boyle) Janssen, 88, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on November 29, 2011 at Hope Hospice House. She was born on August 9, 1923 in Marseilles, Illinois to Evelyn and Howard William Boyle, Sr. Jean was the oldest of three children. She graduated from Oak Park High School and enlisted in the Navy WAVES in 1942. Jean served in Hawaii during the war as a clerk. At a skating rink on Hickam Field, she met a dapper Private First Class, from Mississippi, John H Swain Jr;. John, a truck driver in the Army Air Corps, was able to get vehicles on rare days off and explored the island and pineapple plantations. Jean and John fell in love and were married after the war in Jackson, Mississippi. Jean and John made their home in Oak Park, Illinois. They had three children. Jean was a homemaker and John worked as a custom slip cover cutter. Jean, now a widow, went to work at the post office in LaGrange, Illinois as a clerk, working very hard to raise her children. At the post office, Jean met a handsome mail carrier named E. William Janssen, a former Marine. After many years of dating, Jean and Bill married on November 23, 1972 in her parent's home in Lombard, Illinois. Jean and Bill both retired from the post office in 1986 and moved to North Fort Myers. They both loved to travel, visiting almost all of the United States, many Scandinavian countries, Mexico and the many Caribbean countries. Jean was saved and shared her faith with others, being very active in all the ministries of Grace Baptist Temple in North Fort Myers. She adored spending time with family and friends. All were welcome in Jean's kitchen; no one leaving without good conversation, good food, and the warmth of Jean's love and goodness. The world lost a bright light, but Heaven glows brighter now. Jean is survived by her husband, Bill and her three loving children; John Barry Swain (Mary) of Marshalltown, Iowa; Linda (Edward) Walenter of Hanover Park, Illinois; and Brian Swain of Marshalltown, Iowa. She leaves her stepchildren Richard (Judy) Janssen of Ronan, Montana; Chris (Stanley) Wescott of Providence, Rhode Island; and Jan DeBlois, of North Fort Myers. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren John C. Swain, Shawn Swain Hogan, Cheryl Grellner and Jeffrey Walenter; and 8 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Also included are sister-in-law Lois Boyle, of Cape Coral and a host of friends. Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, John H. Swain, Jr., her sister Beverly Gadrow, her brother Howard W. Boyle, Jr; and her grandson Mark Navratil, her son-in-law Carl Navratil, brother-in-law Fred Janssen , and sister-in-law Annette Brady.  Visitation will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, December 5, 2011 from 11am to 1pm. The service for Jean will begin at 1pm. The entombment and well deserved military honors will follow. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Grace Baptist Temple, 19084 North Tamiami Trail, NFM, FL 33903.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 27, 2009 - Guichard C. Jean - Louis, age 19, of Lehigh Acres, died suddenly as a result of a car accident, Thursday May 21st, 2009. He is survived by his Father, Ildet Jean - Louis of Lehigh Acres, as well as Brothers and Sisters, Rose, Hadassah, Eunice, Zachary, Burenice and Stevenson Jean - Louis. A dedicated Student at Edison College and a hard working employee at Publix, Guichard will be missed by many colleagues, fellow students and dear friends. Visitation will be held 6 - 9 PM Friday May 29th, 2009 and 9 - 11 AM Saturday May 30th, 2009 at First Christian Church 2061 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901. Funeral Services will begin 11AM Saturday May 30th, 2009 at the church. Interment will be held in Lee Memorial Park immediately following services. Arrangements by Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, (239) 368 - 7080.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 27, 2009 - Malouse Jean - Louis, age 36, of Lehigh Acres, died suddenly as a result of a car accident, Thursday May 21st, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband, Ildet Jean - Louis of Lehigh Acres, as well as her dear children Rose, Hadassah, Eunice, Zachary, Burenice and Stevenson Jean - Louis. Her tender nature led her to care for thousands of people as a Patient Care Technician at Lehigh Regional Hospital. She will be remembered for her compassion for the sick and her unwavering faith in God. Visitation will be held 6 - 9 PM Friday May 29th, 2009 and 9 - 11 AM Saturday May 30th, 2009 at First Christian Church 2061 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901. Funeral Services will begin 11AM Saturday May 30th, 2009 at the church. Interment will be held in Lee Memorial Park immediately following services. Arrangements by Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, (239) 368 - 7080.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Tuesday, January 11, 1977 - Mrs. Isla Sherouse Jeffcoat, 70, of 2424 Edwards Drive, died Friday night. She was a life long resident of Lee County.She is survived by two brothers, Carlise Sherouse of Fort Myers, Roy Sherouse of Franklin, N.C. two sisters Mrs. Dorothy O'Brecht of North Fort Myers, and Nettie Hammond of Alexandria, La.,four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Harvey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 27, 2003 - On Thursday, September 25, 2003, Eldrede L. Jarman went home to be with The Lord Jesus he loved. He was born in Aurora, IL, and just celebrated his eightieth birthday. Following service to his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II, Eldrede had a prosperous career in the insurance field rising to become regional manager of his company. In 1959, he left that success to follow God's call into full time Christian Ministry. Northing in life was better to him than serving God. Eldrede was the founder and pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Ossining, New York. His motto was: 'We preach Christ-crucified, risen, and coming again.' During his life, he also pastured churches in Salida, CO., and Dania, FL. He founded the Westchester County, New York Youth for Christ organization to help young people find God. Utilizing his business background, Eldrede was also the founder and president of The ElJA Group and Evangelical Builders, Inc. These companies performed capital fund raising and construction services for churches and Bible colleges across the nation. He had built over 65 church structures in 20 states. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, two sons, David and James, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, as well as his wife, Marion, three step children, six step grandchildren, and one step great grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, as well as beloved wife of 50 years, Leone Jarman. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 from 6-8 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. A funeral service in celebration of Eldrede's life will be on Saturday September 27, 2003 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Entombment will immediately follow in the Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum with a reception following in the Lee Memorial Park Reception Lounge. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eldrede's loving memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, Florida. Author: Staff - Section: Local State - Page: 7B
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 4, 1961 - Jeffcoat dies, meat wholesaler J.G. Jeffcoat Jr., 62, of 2710 Central Ave, died suddenly at his home last night. He had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 37 years,a nd was owner of J.G. Jeffcoat wholesale Meats. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. J.G. Jeffcoat; one son, J.G. Jeffcoat III, Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. W.B. Avera, Greenville, S.C. and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Elks, Shrine, Scottish Rite and First Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home***Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, May 5, 1961 - J.G. JEFFCOAT JR. Funeral services for J.G. Jeffcoat Jr. will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church with Rev. John Rooks and Rev. A.P. Minsshew officiating. Pallbearers will be Ernest Bowman, Richard Simpson, Sr., Edward Simpson, E.I. Daniel, Fred Hanor and John Shultz. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge will have charge of services at the cemetery The Fort Myers, FL. News-Press, Saturday, May 6, 1961 Funeral services for J.G. Jeffcoat Jr. will be held today at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. John Rooks and Rev. A.P. Minshew officiating. Pallbearers will be Ernest Bowman, Richard Simpson, Sr., Edward Simpson, E.L. Daniel, Fred Hanor and John Shultz. Honorary pallbearers will be Ivan McCannon, Pedro Correa, Lou Stewart, Sheriff Flanders Thompson, Frank Condurelis, Dr. George Hopkins and Joe Ansley. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

    Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, August 23, 1971 - Joel G. (Dick) Jeffcoat III, 47, of West Palm Beach, died Sunday. A native of Fort Myers, he formerly was in business with his father here in Jeffcoat Meats. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy B.; two sons, Joel G. and David; three daughters, Holly, Lani, and Cindy; his mother, Mrs. Isla S. Jeffcoat all of West Palm Beach; two aunts, Mrs. Dorothy Obrecht of Fort Myers and Mrs. Ned Hammond of Alexandria, La.; three uncles, R. Leroy Sherouse of Franklin, N.C., Carlisle Sherouse of Fort Myers and Kenneth B. Sherouse of Miami. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Tillman Funeral Home in West Palm Beach.

      Fort Myers News-Press, December 4, 2013 - Veda Mae Jeffcoat passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. She was 84. A native to Fort Myers, Veda was born on February 22, 1929 at Lee Memorial Hospital. She attended and graduated from the original Fort Myers High School. She worked as a telephone operator before beginning a more than 30 year  career  as a secretary for W.R. Frizzell Architects where she played an important role in many projects which helped develop the Southwest Florida we know today. Her joys in life were reading her books, working crossword puzzles, watching football, breakfasts at Bob Evans, spending time with her family and the warmth of the Florida sun. She is loved by her sister, Lula Turner, brother Kenneth Brown Sr., daughters Margie Jones(Van Jones), Joni Hallatt(predeceased)(Tommy Hallatt), 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many more.A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Baptist Church on Palm Beach Blvd., Sunday, December 8th at 2pm with a casual reception to follow.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 14, 1931 - William Marion Jeffcoat, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Jeffcoat died last night at the home on South Jackson street. The boy had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoonfrom the chapel of the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. The Rev. E. N. Philpot, pastor of the Edgewood Methodist church, will officiate. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by one brother, J. G., Jr.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2012 - Charlotte (Monk) Jenkins peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, surrounded by her adoring family and will be laid to rest in Sylvester, GA, where a family service will be held. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, W. Dan Jenkins. Left to honor her memory are her daughter and son-in-law Sally and Mike Bamman of Fort Myers; son and daughter-in-law Dan and Karen Jenkins, of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Danielle and Sam Jenkins and Drew, Brad, and his wife Amanda Bamman. She is also survived by her treasured brother and sister-in-law Ridley and Leah Monk, of Sylvester GA, her sister-in-law Audrey Norrie, Milledgeville, GA, and many cherished nieces and nephews.Coming from true southern stock, Charlotte was born June 26, 1925, to Judge and Mrs. C.W. and Ruth Ridley Monk, in Sylvester GA. She graduated from Shorter University, in Rome GA, with a BA degree. After she and Dan married, they moved to Fort Myers and made Fort Myers their home for 54 years, where she taught hundreds of elementary children to read, to share, and to be kind. Charlotte was one of the sweet women of the South, who made many warm friendships at First Baptist Church, which she attended for over 50 years, the schools where she taught, and in her Twin Palms neighborhood.For the past eight years she lived with her daughter, where she continued to share her remarkable kindness and wisdom and was beloved by all who knew her. Her death will sadden hundreds of hearts who will long remember her elegant southern accent, her sweet spirit, her joyful smile, and her genuine compassion.The family requests to please consider a donation to Hope Hospice, at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 21, 2007 - Dorothy P. Jenkins, 79, Fort Myers passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Fort Myers with her husband, George Jenkins, in 1976 who passed away in 2003. Mrs. Jenkins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Richmond College, Staten Island. She worked for HRS as a Social and Rehabilitative Counselor working with families of adjudicated dependent children. She previously worked with the Lee County Food Stamp Office. Among her many achievements, Mrs. Jenkins was one of the first appointees to the Guardian Ad Liem Pilot Program to represent and act in the best interest of abused children during litigation. She also served on the Lee County Women's Commission and was a strong advocate of women's rights. Mrs. Jenkins is survived by two sons, George (Vera) Jenkins, Charlotte, NC, Gerard (Phyllis) Jenkins, Palm Coast, FL; two daughters, Maura Patrice, Ojai, CA, Sharon (David) Jenkins-Owen, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter and expecting two more great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be celebrated at the funeral home on Sunday, at 10 AM. Entombment will follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 2004 - Frank Samuel 'Sonny' Jenkins, on December 30, 2003 went home to be with the Lord. He was born Dec. 7, 1944 in Clewiston, FL., to Eli and Pauline Jenkins. Survived by his wife Penny Jenkins, his children; Tina Williams, Paulette Jenkins, Mike Taylor and Ellery Taylor, his grandchildren; Justin, Cody, Heather Jenkins, Zak Williams, Brant Taylor and Camryn Taylor; his siblings; Robert Jenkins, Leon Jenkins, Randy Jenkins and Edith Naylor and other friends and family. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 2, 2004 at 3:30 PM at North Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, N. Ft. Myers, FL. where Mr. Jenkins family is being administered to.
     Fort Myers News-Press, October 9. 2007 - Gatha S. Jenkins, age 79, went home to be with her Lord on October 8, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. Mrs. Jenkins was born in Royston, Georgia and moved to Fort Myers in 1934 with her parents Dallas and Neal Haynie and sister Josephine Scott. She is survived by 2 sons William H. (Carmalita) Dowling and Henry C. (Joanne) Singleton; 5 grandchildren Evan K. Dowling, Lyndsey R. (Adam) Jerabek, Tiffany Singleton, Trey Singleton, Chris Economan; 2 great-grandchildren Noah J. Dowling, Jonas R. Jerabek; Aunt Ruth Sanders and nephew Neal (Marvene) Scott. She was preceded in death by her husband Neal Jenkins, daughter Thyga L. Self, grandson Joel Haynie and sister Josephine Scott. She was loved and will be remembered and missed by her family. Funeral arrangements were handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 24, 1998 - Larry “Jackie” L. Jenkins, 51, of North Fort Myers, died Jan. 22, 1998. He was born in Clewiston, Fla., and had been a lifetime resident of this area. Mr. Jenkins is survived by his mother, Pauline Jenkins of North Fort Myers; two sons: Calvin L. Jenkins and Kevin J. Jenkins of Bonita Springs; one daughter, Angel L. Jenkins of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters: Frances Necaise of Mississippi and Edith Naylor of North Fort Myers; brothers: Robert Jenkins, Sonny Jenkins, and Randy Jenkins, all of North Fort Myers, and Leon Jenkins of Ohio; and one grandson, Kyle Jenkins. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Coral Ridge Cemetery with Pastor John Kodon officiating. Pallbearers will be Dennis Necaise, Andy Naylor, Terry Driver, Robert Jenkins, Sonny Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Leon Jenkins, Kevin Jenkins, and Calvin Jenkins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Anderson Funeral Home, Inc., 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, is in charge of arrangements.

      Martin Jenkins

    Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2004 - Pauline Estelle (Lucky) Jenkins, of N. Ft. Myers went home to the Lord January 3, 2004. She was born August 8, 1926 in LaBelle, FL., to Samuel and Mary Frances Marquis Lucky. She joins her husband of 55 years, Eli Jenkins, loved children, Frances Niecaise; Larry (Jack) and Frank (Sonny) Jenkins; sisters; Iva Edwards, Shirley Cottrell, Wanda McClenithan and Bertha Ballard. Her loving memory will live on though many. Surviving are daughter, Edith (Andy) Naylor; sons, Leon (Lori), Randy (Kathy) and Robert (Mary); daughter-in-law, Penny Jenkins; 21 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 on the way; sisters; Margie Ratliff and Betty Crockett and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 10:00 at Coral Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Hulet officiating. Arrangement are by the Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 5, 2005 - William H. "Bill" Jenkins, 73, of N. Ft. Myers passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon February 27, 2005 after a prolonged illness. Sunday morning Bill attended worship services and went to lunch with people he loved. Bill was a Ft. Myers native and attended Ft. Myers High School in the 1940's. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He enlisted in May of 1948 and was honorably discharged in January of 1956. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. He met and married Lila Waddell Jenkins in Middletown, OH while visiting his mother at her summer residence. Bill worked for Armco Steel in Middletown for 15 years. He moved his family to Florida in the early 1970's. Bill started working for United Telephone (Sprint) and retired in 1993. He worked in Ft. Myers as well as Leesburg, FL while with United. Bill is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Nadine (Stanley) Jones, Mrs. Edith Hutto and Mrs. Helen Elwell all of Ft. Myers. Bill's immediate family; his wife of 49 years, Lila, his daughters Carmen Jenkins and Sharon (Jim) Finger of Ft. Myers and his sons Todd Jenkins of Ft. Myers and Mark (Kathy) Jenkins of Copley, OH. Bill loved babies, he leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held March 12, 2005 at Covenant Community Ministries.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 1933 - Death came yesterday to William M. Jenkins, 80-year-old pioneer resident of 493 Market street. Mr. Jenkins had lived in Fort Myers for more than 40 years and haad seen the city grown from a small trading village in the early days of South Florida. He was born May 18, 1853. Mr. Jenkins is survived by three children, Wright Jenkins and Mrs. Lena Moralis of this city, Newton Jenkins of Tampa, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Josephine Addison of Fort Myers and Tant Jenkins of Chokoloskee and Mrs. Florrie Tynes of Key West. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. E. N. Philpot presiding.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 20, 1933 - Charles Bell Jennings, 73 years old, died last night as the result of a heart attack at the home of his son, James L. Jennings, in Terry Park. He had been ill for the past week and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Jennings came to Fort Myers in 1916 from his former home in Birmingham, Ala. He is survived by his son, Mr. Jennings of this city. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell and services will be held early this week.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 28, 1935 - Mrs. Agnes Jenny, 74-year-old wife of Rudolph Jenny, died yesterday after a short illness at her home on 1427 Heitman Street. Mrs. Jenny came to Fort Myers with her husband in 1890 from Frankfort, Ky., where they had migrated in 1882 from Hogshur, Germany. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.She is survived by her husband, four daughtrs, Mrs.N. E. Hutchinson, Mrs. Lucy E. Ellison, Mrs. R. L. McWilliams and Miss Dora Jenny; and two sons, P. R. and E. C. Jenny, all of Fort Myers. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at home with Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. L. W. Engelhardt and Sons have charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press January 16, 2003 - Edwin Rudolph 'Rudy' Jenny, 80, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at Fort Myers. A native of Fort Myers, Mr. Jenny was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, former member of the Lee County Sheriff's V.O.I.C.E. program, worked for many years at Raybro Electric and had retired from the Air Force. Survivors include his wife Joyce of Fort Myers; his step-daughter, Trusilia Evans of Fort Myers, his four grandchildren Rebecca, Sarah, Sonnilynn, Sonny Evans. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2003 in the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers with Doctor William R. Smith, Pastor, officiating. Cremation to follow. The family will receive friends Friday evening, January 17, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 31, 1963 - Peter R. Jenny, 80, a resident of Bonita Springs, died Thursday morning. He had lived there for the past 30 years. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Carl Henschen, Mrs. Lucy Ellison, Mrs. Ralph McWilliams and Miss Dora Jenny, of Fort Myers. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bonita Springs Cemetery with Rev. R. Len Spotts officiating. Pall-bearers will be Norman Hutchinson, Albert Sturgis, J. P. Ellison and R. A. Lawhon. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 11, 1940 - Rudolph Jenny, one of Lee County's oldest pioneers, who helped to develop farming and cattle raising here died late yesterday afternoon at his Heitman Street home following a long illness. Mr. Jenny was 80 years old. He had lived here for 55 years., coming from Berne, Switzerland, where he was born.Mr. Jenny and a partner, John Morris, ran a livery stable for several years on First Street where the Goff Jewelry now has its store. For the better part of his life here he was engaged in farming.Mr. Jenny is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Ralph L McWilliams, Mrs. W. E. Hutchison, Mrs. Lucy Ellison and Miss Jora Jenny, all of Fort Myers, and one son, Peter Jenny, of Bonita Springs. Spooner and Engelhardt have charge of funeral services which will be announced later. Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News Press, Tuesday, June 5, 1962 - LaBelle Man Dies In Store Father Started in 1911 LABELLE -- June 4 --- L. M. Jennings who died during a heart attack Saturday night in the Jennings Hardware Store, operated LaBelle's oldest business retaining a family name. The store was started by hs father, Lawrence M. Jennings, in 1911. Graveside services for L. M. Jennings will take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Ortona Cemetery with the Rev. Reeves C. Dean officiating. The Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home will be in charge. After the elder Jennings died in 1931 the son managed the business with his brother-in-law Francis Campbell until 1940, then purchased Campbell's share. His wife, Erma, assisted in operating the business since 1940. Jennings was graduated from LaBelle High School in 1934 with honors and was a star basketball player. He resided outside LaBelle on a ranch and was a cattleman. He followed hunting and fishing ardently and was known for his markmanship and collection of guns. Besides the wife he is survived by a daughter. Mrs. W. G. Woosley of Waycross, Ga.; four grandchildren, Patty, Sherry, Tommy and Larry Woosley; and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Guess of St. Petersburg.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 23, 1931 - Lawrence M. Jennings, 76 years old, resident of LaBelle for many years, died yesterday at the Arcadia General hospital. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the chapel of the L. W. Engelhardt and Son funeral home here with burial in the Fort Myers cemetery. The Rev. Carlson, Methodist minister of LaBelle, will officiate. Mr. Jennings had operated a mercantile business in the Hendry county community for many years. He is survived by a widow, one son and one daughter.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 2003 - Edwin Rudolph 'Rudy' Jenny, 80, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday,January 14, 2003 at Fort Myers. A native of Fort Myers, Mr.Jenny was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, former member of the Lee County Sheriff's V.O.I.C.E. program, worked for many years at Raybro Electric and had retired from the Air Force. Survivors include his wife Joyce of Fort Myers; his step-daughter, Trusilia Evans of Fort Myers, his four grandchildren Rebecca, Sarah, Sonnilynn, Sonny Evans. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2003 in the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers with Doctor William R. Smith, Pastor, officiating. Cremation to follow.Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. FMHS1942
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 8, 1935 - Frank Jens, 50-year-old cook on board the tug Lapwing, died at Lee Memorial Hospital last night of heart trouble. The Lapwing, caught in the recent hurricane, is anchored off San Carlos Bay where it was hauled, disabled, by a coast guard cutter. Authorities here did not learn whether Jens' fatal ailment was the result of over strain or excitement caused by the battering the tug received during the storm. Jens is survived by a sister, Mrs. Alice Kroger of Davenport, Iowa. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons. The Lapwing was en route from Tampa to Charleston when disabled.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 18, 2006 - Hubert Eugene (Bert) Jensen passed away on Sunday, January 15th at Hospice House in Ft. Myers. Bert was born May 20, 1923 in Palmetto, Florida. He was a graduate of Palmetto High School and then served his country in the Navy as a First Class Quartermaster. During his four years, Bert saw action in Guam, New Guinea, Iwo Jima and the Philippines. After service, he enrolled in Stetson University, Deland, Florida and graduated in 1949. Bert settled in Ft. Myers in 1950 as an employee of the Firestone Company. In 1951, he met his future bride, Barbara Odom and they were married in 1953. Also that year, he started in the shrimping industry. He later became a partner with Carl Erickson, Sr. and Carl Erickson, Jr. and formed Erickson & Jensen, a shrimping company at Ft. Myers Beach. The most important thing in Bert's life was his family. He was never happier than when his children and grandchildren were around him. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bobbie, and four daughters, Joann Andrews and husband Joel of Ft. Myers, Peggy Jensen of Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, Amy Jensen and husband David Datema of Orlando, Florida, and Judy McMullen and husband J.C. of Lake Park, Georgia. He is also survived by his three sisters Anna Brown of Lake Park, Georgia, Cora Mae Jensen of Oviedo, Florida, Corabelle Benson of California and niece, Rebecca Brown of Lake Park, Georgia. His treasured grandchildren are Aaron Andrews, Evan Andrews, Alana Andrews, Julie Barrett, and James McMullen. He also has six great grandchildren. Bert served for many years on the Board of Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church having served on many committees. His love of his Church and his faith was shown in everything he did. He was an active Board member of the Ft. Myers Rod and Gun Club. One of his loves was helping to cook meals for the Club. He was also a member of the Ft. Myers Pioneer Club, Historical Society and the Edison Pageant of Light. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that meorial donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 or First United Methodist Church, 1605 Royal Palm Avenue, Fort Myers, FL. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Fort Myers. A reception will follow.
     Fort Myers News-Press, October 16, 2011 - Ida L. (Delkus) Jensen, formerly of Elgin, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 13, 2011 in Cape Coral, FL at the age of 97. Ida was born on December 11, 1913 in Holzhausen, Germany, and she came to the United States with her parents William and Sophie Delkus and her older sister Sophie in 1924. She was married to Bernard (Ben) Jensen on November 13, 1932 and raised her family in Elgin, Illinois. Ida was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, and she was a professional seamstress for much of her life. Following retirement, Ida and her husband moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 1981, where they enjoyed their home on the water. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge #2596, both in Cape Coral. Ida was preceded in death by her parents and sister, and her husband Ben (who died in 1992) and her son-in-law John L. Fritz (who died in 2000). She is survived by her daughter, Vi Fritz of Cape Coral, Fl.; and sons David (Sally) Jensen of Lake Mills, WI, and Bernard (Beth) Jensen of New Smyrna Beach, Fl. In addition, Ida has left a legacy of five grandchildren: Linda (Manny) Fritz-Salazar, John (Melba) Fritz, Scott (Hepsy) Jensen, Betsy (Mike) Jensen-Miller, and Kristen Jensen; and 4 great grandchildren. Ida was an extremely selfless and giving person, and she will be missed greatly by her family. She taught all of us how to love. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at Christ Lutheran Church, 2911 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL, with viewing to begin at 10:30 a.m., the Memorial Service beginning at 11:00 a.m., and followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, will be after the reception. Please visit www.coalridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family. In lieu of flowers, the family request s that memorials are sent to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, or Christ Lutheran Church.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 30, 1932 - H. J. Jernigan, 69 years old, familiarly known as "Uncle Jack" to his many friends, died yesterday morning at his home on Second street following an illness of several months. Mr. Jernigan had lived in Fort Myers for 35 years. He was born in Florida and came from one of the early pioneer families of the state. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the L. w. Engelhardt & Son chapel. The Rev. Price of LaBelle will officiate. Burial will be in the New Prospect cemetery across the river. Pallbearers will be H. O. Bannister, J. B. Brooks, A. S. Skinner, L. M. Stroup, John Boring and Sam Hough. Mr. Jernigan ahd been confined to bed for 14 weeks. He was in the real estate business here for several years, although a horticulturist by trade. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Carolin Jernigan, and several children, Henry Jernigan, Mrs. John Akins, Mrs. L. L. King and Abraham Jernigan, all of Miami; Mrs. M. W. Akins of New Smyrna and H. P. Jernigan of Anniston, Ala. Several sisters also survived including Mrs. Shep Bass of Fort Myers, Mrs. Jack Scarboro of Bowling Green, Mrs. Texas Collins, Mrs. Wadsworth, Mrs. Belle Bethea and Mrs. Missouri Williams, all of Wauchula. Mr. Jernigan was a member of the Church of God.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 2, 2005 - Mary Stevenson "Judy" Jerz, 65, of Fort Myers, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away suddenly on October 30, 2005.Born Mary Cook Stevenson in Warrenton, NC on May 17, 1940 to Pauline and Ervin Stevenson. Judy moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1950 and attended Fort Myers High School, graduating with the class of 1958. She worked in downtown Fort Myers at M. Flossie Hill's dress shop and met William Jerz, whom she married on October 18, 1959 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. They were married for 29 years until William's death in 1989.Judy worked at Allen Park Elementary School for 18 years, then was a dedicated volunteer for Second Art thrift store and ACT, and she was a parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her kind and generous nature will be greatly missed.Judy is survived by her loving children, Lisp (Bob) Walsh, Julie (Phil) Baker, Patti (Steve) George and Alan Jerz; her grandchildren Justin Walsh, Jeremy Walsh, Morgan Baker and Lauren Baker; and her sister Nancy Kempson. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ann Wortham.The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 3, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 5632 Sunrise Drive, on Friday, November 4, at 10:00 AM, followed by the burial at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Colonial Blvd.In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to American Heart Association, American Lung Association or ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center), P.O. Box 60401, Fort Myers, Florida 33906. FMHS 1958
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 30, 2004 - Mary Ann Jessell, 72, of Ft. Myers, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Campus, Ft. Myers, Florida. She was born March 18, 1932 in Donaldsonville, GA to the late Aaron Crocket and Clifford Ross (Earnest) Kidd. Mary Ann met and married her loving and devoted husband of 49 years James R. Jessell, They made their home in southwest Florida from 1957. She was employed as a legal secretary for a private law practice; but the joy of her life was her husband, children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents Mary Ann was preceded in death by her brothers: Aaron, Earnest, and George Kidd; and her sister: Dameris Kidd. Mary Ann is survived by her husband James R. Jessell, Ft. Myers; two sons and daughters-in-law: James and Elizabeth Jessell, Ft. Myers; George and Angela Jessell, Cape Coral; her grandchildren: Aaron, Carrie Ann, Ada-Marie, Erik, Melyn, Matthew, Lauren and Haley; one brother and sister-in-law: Bridges and Maxine Kidd, West Virginia; a sister and brother-in-law: Johnnie Ruth and Richard Day, Punta Gorda; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the North Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Ft. Myers with The Reverend Dr. Richard Anderson officiating.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 2006 - Christian Norgaard Johansen, 93, of Fort Myers, formerly of Hyde Park, NY passed away on May 7, 2006 following a long illness. Chris was born on April 28, 1913 in Errigsted, Denmark to Carl and Catherine (Norgaard) Johansen. He immigrated to the United States in 1930, served in the US Maritime Service during WWII in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean campaigns, and realized his dream to become a proud naturalized citizen in 1940. Survivors include his best friend and loving wife of 68 years, Ruth, daughter JoAnn of Naples, FL, sister-in-law Violet Johansen of Port St. Lucie, FL, nephew Douglas Johansen of Indian Harbor Beach, FL and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers Jens Peter Johansen and Axel Johansen, and sister Marie (Johansen) Pagiliaro. Chris was a member of Poughkeepsie Lodge #266 F&AM (Poughkeepsie, NY), Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry (Fort Myers), Vassar-Cascade Chapter #347 Order of the Eastern Star (Wappingers Falls, NY), Venetian Court #39 Order of the Amaranth (Venice, FL), Order of Fort Myers Shrine #4 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, American Legion Post #9 (Cape Coral), and the American Merchant Marine Veterans SWFL Chapter. A memorial service will be held at Noah Masonic Temple, Willis & Lavin Lane, N. Fort Myers, on Monday, May 15 at 3 PM. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered in his memory to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 20, 2011 – Laura “Ruth” Johansen (Knotts) formerly of Hyde Park, NY passed away September 13, 2011 in Naples, FL following a brief illness. Born Laura Ruth Knotts on June 26, 1919 to Mary Edna Maddox and Samuel Knotts in Marcus Hook, PA. Mrs. Johansen married the love of her life Christian Norgaard Johansen on March 26, 1938 in White Plains, NY who predeceased her. She is survived by their daughter JoAnn Johansen (Naples, FL), brother, Samuel Knotts, Jr. (Dover, DE), and niece Kay Murray (Coco, FL) and nephew Douglas Johansen (Indian Harbor Beach, FL). Mrs. Johansen worked as a LPN at White Plains Hospital, NY during World War II and retired in 1972 as an office manager at Western Publishing Company, Poughkeepsie, NY. She was active in the Masonic orders serving as Worthy Matron 1978 of Cascade-Vassar Chapter #347, Order of the eastern Star (Poughkeepsie, NY), Royal Matron 1986-87 of Lee Court #9, Order of Amaranth (North Fort Myers, FL) and Worthy High Priestess 1992 of Fort Myers Shrine #4, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem (North Fort Myers, FL). Entombment was ate Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL or the Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport- Pulling Road North, Naples, FL. Services will be held at a later date at the Masonic Temple. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family
   Caloosa Belle, May 2, 2012 - Joseph Lester 'Joe' John, died at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Born in Ft. Pierce to Joe Johns and Ada Jones Johns, Joe Lester was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. He was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church and was significantly involved in missionary work. Joe Lester attended Santa Fe Arts College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. Joe Lester was a rancher and involved with real estate. He competed in the EIRA Rodeo circuit in team roping. Fishing and spending time in the woods were his favorite pastimes. Joe Lesterproudly served as a member of the U.S. Air Force . He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Julia A. John; son, Shawn John of Brighton; daughters, Joletta (Doug) Carney of Hollywood, Jill John of Brighton; four grandchildren, J.J., Carson, Sage, and Lucky; aunt, Happy Jones of Brighton; and a host of cousins. Visitation and services were held at the Brighton Veterans' Building on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Burial followed at Ortona Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com . Arrangements were under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, October 17, 1985 - Evelyn L. Johns, 67, of Watts Raod, Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday. She had been a resident for the past 68 years. Mrs. Johns is survived by two sons: James I. and David Eugene; 5 daughters: Irene Baucom, Alice Graham, Judy Kane, Rosemary Turbeville, Kathy Byrd, all of Fort Myers; 2 sisters: Vivian Summerall of Fort Myers and Josephine Johnson of LaBelle, 17 grandchidlren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, with Rev. Jimmy Johnson, pastor of Slater Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Caloosa Belle, April 6, 2005 - Joe Johns, age 87, of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation in Okeechobee, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Port St. Lucie, Mr. Johns had been a lifetime resident of Brighton. He was a member of the Cattlemen's Association and his hobbies included pets and raising cattle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Johns. Survivors include: his son, Joe Lester Johns; grandchildren, Joletta (Doug) Johns-Carney; Shawn S. Johns and Jill Z. Johns; great-grandchildren, J.J. Johns, Carson Knaby, Sage Motlow; nieces, Lola Gopher, Madeline Tongkeamba, Beulah Gopher and Ethel Gopher; nephews, Sammie Gopher and Daniel Gopher; and, 69 other relatives. Funeral service time at 10 a.m. at the First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton, 17375 Reservation Road N.E. in Okeechobee. Interment will follow in Ortona Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 26, 2004 - John Lee Johns, age 90, of LaBelle, passed away April 23, 2004, at LaBelle. John was born Dec. 4, 1913, at Brantley County, GA. He has resided in LaBelle for 47 years. He was a retired Timber Contractor for Hercules Timber. Survivors include his wife, Orie Edith (nee Allen) Johns of LaBelle; sons: Rev. Ray Johns of Alva, and Earl Johns, Titusville; daughters: Linda Craft and Moena Edwards of LaBelle; sisters: Peggy Morgan, Nahunta, GA, and Lissie Hargraves, Moultrie, GA; eleven grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren. Visiting with the family will be Monday at the Funeral Home between the hours 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 11 AM with Rev. Lonnie Johns and Rev. Curtis Roden officiating. Burial will follow at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 1, 1995 - Lessie R. Johns, 58, of Fort Myers and Whittier, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995. A native of Fort Myers, she retired as a judicial assistant. She enjoyed nature, especially wildlife, and was a NASCAR enthusiast. Survived by her husband, Gary W.; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Walter Johns of Fort Myers; brother, Arnold McClenithan of Islamorada, Fla.; two sisters, Gerane Beckler and Irene Roan, both of Fort Myers, and granddaughter, Tori Johns. Funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 3rd at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice in memory of Lessie.
    Weekly Fort Myers Press, April 13, 1911 - The last tribute to the dead was performed Wednesday by loving friends of Mr. O. L. Johns. The funeral services took place at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. George Scott. A large number of friends were present to pay their respect to the dead, and it was a noticeable fact that the congregation was composed for the most part of men, which spoke louder than words of the esteem in which he was held by his fellow man. "Johnny" Johns, as he was familiarly called by his scores of friends, was married June 7, 1905 to Miss Nina Burton Reynolds, daughter of Mrs. A. J. Reynolds, and this loving wife has one daughter, little Mary Ruby, a sweet and lovely child, the image of her loving father, to comfort her in her grief. The floral decorations were beautiful, and the coffin was literally covered wit roses and other cut flowers. Rev. Scott delivered a beautiful and appropriate sermon, applying same to the sudden taking off of the deceased. Winding up his discourse he referred to the deceased with the words that "he was a good man," and what more could be said of any man. The tribute was grand. Quite a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, the interment being under the charge of the undertaking firm of C. F. Roberts & Co. To those who mourn, we extend sympathy, and point them to the great Master of the Universe for comfort in their hour of trial. Royal Palm Lodge No. 16, K. of P., of which lodge Mr. Johns was a member, turned out in a body and attended the services.
    Orie Edith Johns, age 99, of LaBelle, passed away July 13, 2013 in LaBelle. She was born Aug. 28, 1913 in Kingsland, GA, to the late Joseph Fleming and the late Hattie Mae (Drury)  Allen. She was a resident of LaBelle since 1957 and was a member of the Church of God-LaBelle. Survivors include her sons: Earl (Freda) Johns of LaBelle and Ray (Pat) Johns of Lake City, daughters: Linda Craft and Moena (Gerald) Edwards, both of LaBelle, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband: John Johns. Funeral services   were held Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:30 am at Church Of God-LaBelle with Pastor Lonnie Johns and Pastor Shannon Craft officiating. Interment followed at Ft. Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. You may view the online obituary or leave condolences to the family at  www.akin-davis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. 
    Fort Myers News- Press, March 25, 2006 - Amber Dawn Johnson, 19, of N. Fort Myers died Wednesday morning in Cape Coral. She was born in Fort Myers and was a 2005 graduate of N. Fort Myers High School. She is survived by her parents, Bob and Diane Johnson of N. Fort Myers; brothers, Jerrett Williams and Troy Sanders of N. Fort Myers; grandmother, Anna McKinney; nephews, Jerrett Williams Jr., Jaden Williams and Cameron Lancaster and many aunts, uncles and close friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 27, 2006 at 2 PM in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12 until time of service. Our Beautiful Angel left us today. Like a butterfly, she flew away. We will miss your loving ways. Your smile and your laughter filled our hearts. Your long brown hair will always stay with us - just to remind us that you lived your life the Free Spirit that you were. Though you are gone, you live on in our hearts forever.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 2007 - Annie Lee Johnson was born on Marco Island in 1915. She dedicated her life to teaching children. After earning her M.A. at George Peabody College for Teachers, she became the first teacher for Riverside School and also served as the principal for 25 years. Miss Johnson was instrumental in starting LARC. In 1962, she was voted Woman of the Year in Lee County. She was a long-time member of the 1st Baptist Church of Fort Myers.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at Gunnery Road Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to LARC

Fort Myers News-Press, June 25, 1999 - Archie Lee Johnson,Jr. was born in Fort Myers, FL on Oct. 2, 1974 to the proud parents of Archie Lee Sr. and Rosa Price Johnson. Archie was a graduate of North Fort Myers High School Class of 1992. His sister, Karen Ann McCalvin preceded him in death. Life came to an end June 22, 1999. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving father, Archie Lee Johnson, Sr.; loving mother, Rosa Price Johnson of Fort Myers, FL; three sisters: Tracy Renee Price, Tammy Johnson of Atlanta, GA, Tasha Hicks of Fort Myers, FL; three brothers: Woodrow Watkins, Jr., Tyrone Price and Anthony Rodney Price all of Fort Myers, FL; paternal grandfather, Julius Johnson of AL; 10 uncles; 4 aunts; 13 nieces and nephews: Estelle Sanders and Family, Rose Mary Tape and family, the Perkins and Broughton-Johnson families, Roy and Stephanie Brown, Nikijha Lynch, Eugene Simmons II, and a host of sorrowing friends. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999 from the Word of Truth Ministries, 3532 South Street, Fort Myers, FL. Visitation 6 - 8 p.m. Today from Hickson Funeral Home.
    Caloosa Belle, May 13, 2010 - Betty Jo Walden Johnson, 78 SEBRING - Betty Jo Johnson, age 78, of Sebring, passed away May 6, 2010, in Sebring. She was born March 6, 1932, in LaBelle, the daughter of the late Dozier Walden and Olive Adeline Murphy Starling. Mrs. Johnson married William Ray Johnson Sr. She was an Accountant for many years. Survivors include her husband, William Ray Johnson Sr.; two sons, James M. Long Jr., and William Ray Johnson Jr.; one daughter, Carrie DesRosiers of Sebring; one brother, Roger (Jean) Starling; one sister, Jean Jolley; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Immokalee with Pastor James Wryals and Pastor W.T. "Bill" Maddox officiating. Interment was Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 27, 2005 - Beverly Jane Whitehead Johnson, 59 a resident of Jellico, TN died Monday December 13th at Hope Hospice of Cape Coral. She was born September the 28th 1945 in Arcadia, FL. In 1960 she relocated to N. Ft. Myers, and later became a resident of Jellico, TN, in 2002. She married Charles E. Johnson of Jellico, TN on May 15th of 2004. They were only married seven short months before she lost her battle to cancer. Her survivors include her loving mother, Clara Jane Williams, children, Rupert C. Brown, LaDonna Jane & Tony L. Land, and Betty Yvonne "Bonnie" & Joe Johns and five grandchildren; James "Bubba" Land, Melissa Jane Land, Ashley Yvonne Johns, Brittany Ann Johns and Joseph Phillip Johns II and her ex-husband and longtime friend James H. Whitehead. Family and friends were very important to her as she touched the lives of many people in many ways. Arrangements were by Ft. Myers Crematory.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 27, 1999 - Carrie Milbrath Johnson, 88, of Boca Grande, died June 25, 1999. She was born February 14, 1911, in Fort Ogden, FL. After attending Florida State College for Women, she came to Boca Grande in 1933 when she married Boca Grande Harbor Pilot Captain W. Carey Johnson. Carrie was a past president of the Boca Grande Women's Club, a substitute teacher at the Boca Grande School before it closed, and a member of the First Baptist Church on the island. Survivors include one son, Robert W. Johnson and daughter-in-law, Roberta Presley Johnson of Key West and Boca Grande; two grandchildren, Sabrina Johnson Johnson of Key West and Darian W. Johnson of Tampa; four great-grandchildren and many loving friends. Services will be at the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. Burial will be at Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda. Lemon Bay Funeral Home of Englewood is in charge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 19, 1967 - Naples, Charles Christopher Johnson, 97, died Friday. A native of Florida, he was a resident of Naples for 60 years. He was a member of the Church of God in Naples. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice Hunter and Mrs. Aquila Henry; one son, Robert L. Johnson; and one brother, M. D. Johnson, all of Naples; and by 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Charles Christopher Johnson, b. 22 Feb 1874 in Florida, d. August 18, 1967 Naples, buried Bonita Springs Cemetery, mrd. Lily Lee McKinney, daughter of Charles G. McKinney & Susan Starling. The family is in the 1910 Collier Co., census, Everglades. Funeral arrangements by Richard A Pittman Funeral Home, Naples

Fort Myers News-Press, July 28, 1938 - Charles Franklin Johnson, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson, died yesterday morning at the home of his parents at Everglades Nursey on McGregor boulevard of pneumonia. The body was shipped to Whigham, Ga., for services and interment. Lawrence A. Powell in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 22, 1936 - Charles M. Johnson, 76-year-old tender at the Edison bridge, died yesterday morning at his home on Lee street after a two weeks' illness. Johnson came to Fort Myers 10 years ago and has had charge of the Edison bridge draw during the day for the past five years. Two weeks ago he was put to bed with a heart ailment from which he failed to recover. Johnson is survived by three sons, Emery of Punta Gorda, Hilton and Harley of St. Petersburg, two daughters, Mrs. H. J. Ewing of Jacksonville and Mrs. T. P. Berry of Parrish, Texas, a brother, L. G. Johnson of Myakka and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Thomas of Engelwood. The body is being cared for at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home and services are tentatively announced for Sunday, pending arrival of relatives.\
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 14, 1999 - Donald H. Johnson, 76, of Cape Coral, died Saturday morning in Hope Hospice House. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and moved here 20 years ago from Reed City, Mich. A WWII Army veteran, Mr. Johnson was a member of the Cape Coral Moose Lodge and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Bonita Springs. He is survived by his wife, Patricia L. (Pat) Johnson of Cape Coral; daughters, Deborah Johnson of Boulder, Colo., and Donna Johnson of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; step-son, Bryan Newell of Ortonville, Mich.; and step-daughters, Dena McLean of South Rockwood, Mich., and Tracy Johnson of Gaylord, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 16, 2009 - Dorothy Nadine Johnson, 87, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and friends on July 15, 2009. She was born in Big Stone Gap, VA, on October 15, 1921, to parents Theodore Tabor and Mary Martha Tabor. She married Curtis L. Johnson, also of Big Stone Gap, in 1937 and they moved to Fort Myers in 1954. She was the co-owner and office manager of Johnson's Body Shop, a family-owned business of 50 years, until her retirement. She then enjoyed traveling and antiquing, and sharing the stories of her life. She maintained close relationships with relatives, many who affectionately called her Granny. She was predeceased by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Curtis Johnson; and her daughter, Charlotte Johnson Busbee. Surviving her are two sons, Walter Lee Johnson (Jannette) and Kenneth Michael Johnson (Jill); and two daughters, Blanche Cowell (Michael) and Dawn L. Johnson (Stephen). Grandchildren who survive her are Cathi C. Wheeler (Greg), Joni Lee Callahan (Pete), Curtis Mark Viars (Krista), Charles Morrison Taylor III (Heather), Canaan Morgan Johnson, Lea Chloe Johnson, Zion Walter Johnson, Luke Tabor Johnson (Monica), Dorothy Alexandra Johnson, Clinton Busbee (Becky), Craig Busbee (Camelia), and Chana Busbee. Her great-grandchildren are Brittney Wheeler, Jeffrey Wheeler, Erin Callahan, Steven Walter Callahan, Delaney Viars, Alexander Johnson, Porsche Taylor, Levi Taylor, Zavier Taylor, Casey Sue Busbee, April Busbee, Calli Lyn Busbee, Caitlin Marie Busbee, Brooke Busbee, and Bailee Busbee. The family wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers, Diane Holley, Jackie Lane, Debbie Crawford, and Beverly Speikers who took such loving care of her as well as Dr. Chadha, the staff at Lee Memorial Health System, and Hope Hospice. Donations may be made in her honor to Hope Hospice at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.Visitation will be held on Friday, July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home at 1600 Colonial Blvd. Funeral services will begin on Saturday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Broadway Community Church, 3309 S. Broadway in Fort Myers, Fla. Graveside services at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens will follow. Condolences may be viewed and offered at:

Fort Myers News-Press, May 23, 2004 - Earl Howard Johnson left this world on May 15, 2004. He was born on Sanibel February 20, 1912 to James Hugh and Anna Higdon Johnson; the Johnsons arrived on Sanibel in 1902. He was preceded in death by sister Elizabeth Silcox and half-brothers Captain Belton (of Captiva), Fred, and Ray. He is survived by nieces Betty Raby and Janette Kidd of Punta Gorda, Beal Hallmark of Merritt Island, Devola Gillam of Orlando, Laura Poloka of Pittsburg, and Glenda Johnson; he also leaves nephews Amos Silcox of Jacksonville and Mallette Johnson, and many great nieces and nephews. Earl's long and storied life was filled with adventure though he never rambled far from his birthplace. His lifetime experiences included: completed only seventh grade in school; helped his father farm on Sanibel until the hurricane of 1926 spoiled the land; worked as a fishing guide on Captiva and shook hands with President Teddy Roosevelt; delivered telegrams in Fort Myers for a while and met Thomas Edison and Henry Ford (Ford offered to take him to Michigan to work, but Earl preferred to remain on Sanibel.); both Belton and Earl apprenticed at Hansen Boat Ways in Fort Myers under the late Ben Taylor; returned to fishing and making moonshine on Sanibel; made and fished his own cast nets; fished with a stop net crew in Charlotte County while living in Punta Gorda; worked for the Punta Gorda Fish Company building and repairing fish houses from Punta Gorda to Tarpon Bay on Sanibel; worked as a ships pilot for oil exploration in Charlotte Harbor; located to a fish camp at White Rock (west side of Pine Island) in 1955, fished for scallops in season and developed a market for seahorses and starfish worldwide (written up in National Geographic); moved to Woodring Point in 1960 following Hurricane Donna's destruction of the White Rock fish camp; lived at and worked for South Seas Plantation as a night watchman from 1966 to 1977 with his retirement; from 1977 Earl lived on Woodring Point helping Esperanza with her animals and selling bait at her dock on the bay; remained at Woodring Point until 1999 at which time he moved to an assisted living facility in Fort Myers. Earl was a special friend to Sam and Esperanza Woodring, and also to Ralph and his family until he drew his last breath. He was an accomplished naturalist and fisherman, and a true gentleman. He loved animals, children, and Sanibel Island. His favorite expression was 'It's always something!' Sanibel has lost a genuine native son.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2010 - Ellen Anne Johnson, age 54, of Cape Coral passed away on Jan. 1, 2010 after a short illness. She was a dedicated employee of Lee Mental Health Center. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary and George Johnson. Ellen is survived by her daughter, Kristin Rappa and grandson James; two sons, Christopher Rappa and Brian Rappa; sister, Janice (Jack) Wensley; brother, Glenn (Leigh) Johnson; two nieces Stephanie and Brittany Johnson. She will be missed by many other family members and close friends. There will be a visitation for Ellen on Jan. 6, 2010, from 4:00 till 8:00 pm at National Cremation and Burial Society, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, N. Fort Myers. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Chapel with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral.
    Naples Daily News, April 10, 2004 - Eugene R. Jim Johnson Jr., 58, of Bonita Springs, died April 9, 2004 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Jim was a lifelong resident of the area and a lifelong commercial fisherman. He was a devoted family man and he and his wife Maribel celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary January 19, 2004. Besides his wife Maribel, Jim is survived by three sisters, Suzanne (Aaron) Keen of Tallahassee, FL, Marla (Larry) Rochelle of Bonita Springs, FL and Donna (Doug) Nickel of Franklin, NC; two sons, Tim (Samantha) Johnson and Jack Johnson, both of Bonita Springs, FL; and six grandchildren, Heather, Jaylin, Erica, Casey, Elizabeth and Derek. Graveside services will be held Monday, April 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Family Cemetery located on Spring Creek Road in Bonita Springs, with Rev. Budd Johnson with the First United Methodist Church of Bonita Springs, officiating. Walter Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982 Family Owned Since 1978.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 24, 2007 - Frances Adele Johnson of Wilmington, NC and formerly of Fort Myers, FL died on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at Davis Health Care Center. She was born in Groveland, FL, August 21, 1910 to Walter and Pearle Dennard. A native of Florida she graduated from Tampa Business College in 1928 and trained with Western Union to become one of the first teletype operators in the United States. After her career with Western Union she was very involved in causes promoting the health and welfare of children. Under her leadership, an immunization program was established in the Lee County Schools, where she was president of both the local and district PTA. As an active member of the Board of Visitors of the Lee County Children's Home, she was instrumental in the building of a new children's home. Her other activities included volunteering as a Pink Lady at Lee Memorial Hospital, involving herself in many beautification projects through her membership and tenure as president of the Poinciana Garden Club, as well as being a very active supporter of her husband's conservation endeavors in Southwest Florida. She was a long time active member and supporter of the Tice Methodist Church until she moved to North Carolina to be closer to her family. Because she was an avid bridge player and had a beautiful smile, she always made new friends wherever her life took her. Her southern lady charm and her sense of humor will be missed and long remembered by her family, friends and caregivers. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Johnson, her son Leif E. Johnson and an infant grandson. Surviving are her son James Robertson and wife Nancy of Jesup, GA and their children, Frank, David, Sheryl, Steven and Jason; her daughter, Fay Snyder and husband John of Malvern, PA and their children, Jonathan and Emily; her daughter, Clara Huene and husband Jim of Wilmington, NC and their children, Ashlee, Lisa, and Jamie.; and thirteen great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Oleander Chapel of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends an hour before the service. Interment will be held at a later date in Deweyville, TX in honor of Frances's wishes to be buried beside her mother.Her family extends a special thanks to her caregivers and to her dear friend, Ima Lee Evans, who called her every Sunday night until her death in July of 2006. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, Tice Methodist Church, 4545 Tice Street, Fort Myers, FL. 33905 or the charity of your choice.Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC , 910-791-4444.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, February 6, 1986 - Francis J. Johnson, 69, a native of Florida and a lifelong resident of Fort Myes, died Wednesday in Fort Myers. She was a member of Russell Park Church of God. Survivors are one son, Charles Robert Tatum of Naples; one daughter, Janie McWilliams of Fort Myers; two sisters: Voncille Turner of Ocala, Fla. and Cathereine Olden of Monroe, La., and one brother, Oliver C. Higginbotham of Fort Myers; three grandsons, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Milthaler, Minister of Russel Park Church of God, officiating.  Internment will be in Fort Myers City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 26, 2005 - Genevieve Santini Johnson born June 1, 1940, native of Fort Myers, daughter of Elmo Cyril Santini and Lura Alice Bartleson granddaughter of Charles and Geneviene Bartleson, Cyril and Margaret Santini and Morning Fouts, all who preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Kelli Cardone of Las Vegas, NV, Robin and Lisa of Fort Myers, and son Michael Bogan of Fort Myers. Her brother Cyril Elmo "Bud" Santini (Kay) of Rockport, TX; aunts June Santini Johnson and Blanche Santini Lee (Mo) of Fort Myers and Frances Santini of Fort Myers Beach; five grandchildren Jenae, Jaycie, Blaine, Bo and James and several nieces and nephews and lots of cousins also survive her. Cremation arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Memorial services at a later date.
      Fort Myers News-Press, June 17, 1971 - Henry Gordon Johnson, 81, of Fort Myers, died Wednesday.  Coming from Whigam, Ga., he had resided here for the past 59 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Fort Myers; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Nickerson of Fort Myers; four sons, Emmett and Jack Johnson, both of Fort Myers, Thomas Johnson of Fort Myers Beach, Emery J. Johnson of Satellite Beach; one brother, J. Ed Johnson of Tallahassee, 24 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Harvey Funeral Home***Fort Myers News-Press, June 18, 1971 - Funeral service for Henry G. Johnson, 81, Fort Myers, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home with the Rev. O. Bruce Pickering, pastor of the Central United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Sheriff Flanders Thompson, Carlton Thompson, Mervin Boyette, Jim Congdon, Lester L.Curry, J. N. Griner.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 2005 - In loving memory of Irene (Buffington) Rosser Johnson, age 71 passed away October 1, 2005 in the loving hands of Hospice in Cape Coral, FL. She was a resident of Franklin, NC for many years.She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Rosser-Kent, son, H. Michael Rosser, sister, Laurie Hart and brother, Tuck Buffington. She had four grandchildren, Nancy, Jeremy, Summer and Tasmen and one great-grandchild Stephen.Her remains will be laid to rest in the mountains of NC at her request. Family request in lieu of flowers donations should be made to Hospice.

Tampa Tribune,  October 18 2007 - Retired U.S. Army Reserve Infantry Lt. Col, James Harrison Johnson, who faithfully served his country for 42 years, courageously died from cancer, October 16, 2007. He was born December 12, 1930, in Savannah, Ga., to Capt. Robert Milton Johnson Sr. and Alda Elzey Johnson. He attended school in Gainesville, Fla., and St. Augustine, Fla. After moving to Tampa with his family, he went to Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 1948. He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME) degree from the University of Florida, with a minor in physics. From 1956 to 1967, he worked for the Winchester Western Division of the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation in New Haven, Conn., where he became the supervisor of military design. During this time, he was commissioned 2nd Lt., Infantry, Honor Graduate. He later graduated from the U.S. Army Command and general staff college at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1969, and also was a participant with the industrial college of the armed forces. Prior to his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1990, he was the assistant commandant of the 3388th USAR School in Tampa, and received the Army Commendation Medal. In private life, he was a corporate officer in a closely held small business corporation. He was a member of the Republican Party, the U.S. Naval Institute, and a life member of the Association of the U.S. Army and the National Defense Industrial Association. His lifelong faith was Baptist, and he believed in serving others. Over the years Jim was a 50-gallon donor to the Southwest Florida Blood Bank. He was extremely knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects, with an extensive library of books on history, archaeology, architecture, engineering, optics, photography, art, music, philosophy and religion. In recent years, he was the author of a unique and specifically technical book on weapon design. Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Moseley Johnson; his daughter, Caroline Johnson Tritt; his son, Robert Bates Johnson; his granddaughter, Sarah Caitlin Tritt; his grandson, Austin James Tritt; his brother, the Rev. Robert Milton Johnson Jr., and his sister-in-law, Margaret Davis Johnson; his brother, William Elzey Johnson Sr., and sister-in-law, Barbara Bates Johnson; his brother-in-law, Carl Lester Moseley, and sister-in-law, Sue Elizabeth Moseley; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803, or that if possible, friends and family be donors to the Southwest Florida Blood Bank, in his memory. Those who wish may visit and sign the remembrance book 2-3 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, or online at www.blountcurry.com. There will be a graveside service with military honors at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park following the visitation
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 8, 2005 - Reverend James A. "Jimmy" Johnson, 67, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, May 6, 2005. He was born Nov. 10, 1937 in Gallatin, TN to William R. and Cinderella (Jones) Johnson. He was raised by his step-father the late Sam H. Jones. He came to Ft. Myers in 1967 from Orlando, FL. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid golfer and a day care owner from 1978-99. He was a Biblical Christian since the age of 12 and served the Lord as an Evangelist and Pastor of The First Trinity Baptist Church, Ft. Myers. He was very proud of his native American Heritage and his family was the most precious of his possessions. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Annette, of Ft. Myers, daughters; Deborah Ann (Terry) Wright, AL, Rebecca Lynn (Ricky) Oyler, Pamela Kay (John) Quintier, and Stacy Eileen (Andy) McDaniel all of Ft. Myers. also his sister Judy Greene, Ft. Myers. He is also survived by grandchildren Misty, Kristy, Amanda & Sammy and the late Darren, Heather Oyler, Jade Quintier also Andrew James McDaniel and the late Alexis Annette McDaniel, 1 great grandson Derreck. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 PM at Victory Christian Center, 11431 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers. FL. Services will be held at 7:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. James A. McKee and Rev. J. Rankin McGougan. Burial will be Tuesday, 11:00 AM at the Alva Cemetery, Alva, FL. Arrangements by James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 1935 - James H. Johnson, 65 year old Sanibel resident, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital where he had been taken the day before suffering from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Ray H. of Bonita Springs and Earl H. of Sanibel, and two daughters, Bertha C. of Sanibel, and Mrs. Elizabeth Silcox of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held on Sanibel Island at 3 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. W. H. Edwards officiating. L. W. Engelhardt has charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson had been a resident on Sanibel Island for the past 20 years.
    John Donald Johnson, 75, passed away June 16, 2012. He was born November 25, 1936 in Edmonton, Kentucky to the late John Dewey and Laura Mae (Harper) Johnson. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his brother, Robert. John and his wife came to Lee County in 1965 from Lexington, Illinois. He was owner of John’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. John was very involved and the Educational Director at Palm Beach Blvd. Church of Christ. More recently, he was a member of Gulf Coast Church of Christ. He was very involved with his children’s sports and band boosters at Riverdale High School. He was also a swimming judge and loved NASCAR, camping and canoeing.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Arleen; daughters, Jennifer Davis and her husband Darian of Lehigh Acres, Susan Kilpatrick and her husband W. Glenn of Cape Coral; son, Jonathan Johnson of Lehigh Acres; sister, Mary F. Hasty and her husband Bob of Millington, Tennessee; brother, Arnold Johnson and his wife Rachel of Ozark, Alabama; grandchildren, Paeton, Brandon, Ava, Mara, Keyan and Brianna.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. and Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ, 9550 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway.   Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gulf Coast Church of Christ.

       Johnnie Logan Johnson

     Fort Myers News-Press, August 6, 2009 - Kathy Diane Johnson, 56, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2009. She was born on February 15, 1953, in Marysville Ohio, to parents Robert Watson, and Bertha Millington. She is preceded in death by her daughter Angel Rene Johnson (Mulhall). She is survived by loving husband Duane Johnson, daughter Sherry Johnson (Hand), grandchildren James Mulhall, Joseph Mulhall, Aaron Hand, Ansley, and son-in-law Aaron Hand Sr.  Visitation will be held Friday August 7, 2009 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services location, 2701 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres Fl 33971, (239) 368-7080. A Funeral Service will be held 11AM the following day, Saturday August 8th, 2009 with visitation one hour prior. Christian burial services will be celebrated by Pastor Bobby Calvert at Lee Memorial Park following the funeral. In lieu of flowers please contact the funeral home to make a contribution in her memory.
    Caloosa Belle, January 18, 2007 - Kayla Cheyenne Johnson, age 11, of LaBelle, passed away January 9, 2007, in Fort Myers. She was born March 6, 1995, in Fort Myers. She was a student at LaBelle Middle School.Survivors include her parents: Malcolm Dewayne Johnson and Shawn Marie (Strickland) Johnson of LaBelle; brother: Cody Dewayne Johnson of LaBelle; maternal grandfather: John Strickland; paternal grandparents: Mike and Emma Lou Green; maternal aunts and uncles: Brenda and Lacey Leitner, Jackie Strickland; paternal aunt and uncle: Gretchen and Jimmy McDonald; paternal aunts: Brandy and Marty; maternal great aunts: Frankie Rimes, Lisa Rimes and Bonnie Starr; cousins: Miranda and Justin Landrum, Rance and Brandy Starr, Jamie and Jessica McDonald; uncles: Jimmy, Richard, Ray and Jason; aunts: Melinda, Donna, Maggie and Susie and other extended family. Funeral services were held January 14, 2 p.m. at LaBelle High School Auditorium in LaBelle with Pastor Mike MacDowell and Chaplain David Pittman (LaBelle Fire Dept) officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Wednesday, May 17, 1989 - Kimberly Ann Johnson, 19, of Pineland died May 14, 1989. Kimberly was a native of Ft. Myers and a lifelong resident. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Pine Island. Survivors include her daughter, Santanna Jean Johnson of Pineland; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar and Alma Johnson of Pineland; her maternal grandmother, Helen Darna of Bokeelia; two sisters, Theresa Ann Williamson of Bokeelia, and Courtney Ann Johnson of Pineland; two nephews, Johnny and T. J. Williamson of Bokeelia and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Ch. of Pine Island with Burial in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.

  Boca Beacon, June 23, 2009 - Capt. Kingsmore Johnson Jr., 85, also known as "Bumps," passed away Thursday, June 4 in Englewood. His funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church of Englewood on Monday, June 9.Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Janell Hargis; a son, Capt. Johnny; and daughters Sandy Morningstar and Jan Carter.Bumps is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Shirley Johnson; a son-in-law, Jeff Carter; a granddaughter, Shannon Depenbrock; grandsons Keith and Josh Johnson; great-granddaughters Hannah and Meghan Depenbrock; a great-grandson, Oliver Johnson; and many nephews and nieces. He was born in Boca Grande in 1924 and lived here most of his life before moving to Englewood where he lived at the time of his death .Except for a brief stint in Key West, near the end of his career, he was a harbor pilot at Port Boca Grande for 46 years. His father, Captain Kingsmore Johnson Sr. was a pilot at the Port for 50 years, and his grandfather, Iredell Johnson and Iredell's brother William started the pilot service around 1888."Bumps" attended school in Boca Grande before joining the Navy at age 17. During his naval service, he ran a landing craft and participated in 13 invasions throughout Europe, the South Pacific, and North Africa. After returning to Boca Grande he married Janell Hargis, who was from a large local family. Janell and "Bumps" had three children, Johnny, Sandy, and Jan, who all grew up on the island. Johnny became a harbor pilot in 1978 and served as a Port Boca Grande pilot until the port closed in 2001.Capt. Johnny Johnson is presently a pilot in Key West. He is a 4th generation pilot and holds an unlimited tonnage pilot license for Port Boca Grande and Key West. Members of the year round community of Boca Grande and many others will remember "Bumps" for his many kindnesses, his sense of humor, and his story-telling ability. He was an integral part of the old town of Boca Grande and will not be forgotten any time soon.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 1966 - Mrs. Luella Virginia Johnson, 40, of LaBelle, was killed late Sunday afternoon in an automobile accident near Palmdale. She was a native of LaBelle and a member of the LaBelle Church of God. Survivors are her husband, Gerald A. Johnson of LaBelle; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ridgdill of Clewiston and Miss Diana Owens of LaBelle; two sons, Franklin Worley and Bob Worley of Tampa; four brothers, D. H. Browning, Clyde Browning, Matt Browning, all of LaBelle and Fred Browning of Immokalee; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Gunter of Tampa. Funeral service is at 2:30 Tuesday at the Church of God in LaBelle. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Rev. D. I. Phillips will officiate. The Pattison Funeral Home in Clewiston is in charge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 16, 1935 - Mack Johnson, 49, died yesterday at his home on Sutton street from an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Johnson, who has made his home in Fort Myers for the past 11 years, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Johnson; one son, Rutland; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Wilson of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. B. B. Taylor and Miss Eudell Johnson of Fort Myers. Arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.

Fort Myers News- Press, November 20, 2005 - Margaret Bembry Johnson, of Whighman, GA passed away November 18, 2005. She was born in Moore Haven, FL and lived in Fort Myers from 1935 until her retirement in 1991. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and worked for the Pharmacy Dept., State of Florida and was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church, Whigham, GA. Survivors include her husband Frank J. Johnson of 54 years, sons Lawrence Allen Johnson, grandsons; Christopher Allen and John Robinson all of Whigham; sisters, Lorene Hall, New Smyran Beach, FL, Edith Willis, Ruth John, both of Fort Myers, sisters-in-law Nona Bembry, Helen J. Hendry, Vriginia Skipper and husband Laryy all of Fort Myers. She was preceded in death by a son Frank Johnson Jr., brothers Soony, Bud, J.T., and Calvin Bembry and a sister Grace McGaughey. Funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 at 2 PM, Magnolia Baptist Church, Whigham, GA. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.
      Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2001 - Captain Mize Johnson, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away Jan. 18, 2001, at Fort Myers. Mize was born Nov. 17, 1922, at Harlan, KY, to the late Lewis Page and Dorothea 'Nee Mize' Johnson. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, serving in the Pacific Theatre during W.W. II and The Korean Conflict. He retired in 1962, at the rank of Captain. After retirement, he moved to the LaBelle area where he served as Pastor of the LaBelle Christian Church and graduated from Luther Rice Seminary, retiring in 1988. He was a member of First Christian Church at LaBelle, and the Dana-Howard-Weekly Post 130 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Joanna 'Nee McClung' Johnson of LaBelle, sons, Mize Johnson, Jr. of Trumbull, CT, Clarence Page Johnson of Venice, FL, daughters, Dorothea Browning of Fort Smith, AR, Linda Perkins of LaBelle, brothers, Lewis Page Johnson of Nashville, TN, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Visiting with the family will be Saturday evening between the hours of 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church at LaBelle with Rev. John Saleeby and Rev. Clifford Avery officiating. Burial with Military Honors rendered by the U.S. Army Honors Team at Cape Canaveral will follow at the Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Chapel.
      Ralph Johnson

    Fort Myers News-Press, December 28, 1934 - Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Johnson, 79-year-old church worker, will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the L. W. Engelhardt chapel with Rev. William G. Kennedy officiating. She will be buried in the Fort Myers cemetery beside her husband who died 10 years ago. She leaves a son, Arch Johnson, of Chicago, who will not be able to attend. The pallbearers will be Hans Hanson, Colonel Halgrim, DeCoursy Pollock, W. H. Reynolds, F. W. Arnold and D. E. Renfroe. Mrs. Johnson was a prominent worker in the Presbyterian church and was a member of the Fort Myers Woman's club and the Needlework guild.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 2, 1999 - Ruth Margaret Johnson, 63, of Estero, died Monday morning at her residence. She was born in Chatham, NJ and moved here 30 years ago from New Jersey. She is survived by her husband, Richard of Estero; sons: Richard Johnson of Sarasota, Louis Richards of NJ and Walter Johnson of Cape Coral; daughters: Dawn Kougias of Jillette, NJ, Martha Ragland of Powhaton, VA and Sara Lee of Salsbury, Mills, NY; mother, Audrey Byrd of Houston, TX; brother, James Byrd of Schaumburg, IL; sisters: Phoebe Gregory of Houston, TX and Carol Hughes of Plant City, FL; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her son, Sean. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Leaver officiating. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 2001 - Ruth S. Johnson, 95, Lehigh Acres, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001. She was born in Johnstown, PA and had been a federal employee for many years until her retirement. She and her late husband Merle retired to Lehigh Acres from Riverdale, MD in 1966. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Mary L. Johnson, Lehigh Acres; two grandsons, Dennis of Tallahassee and Robert of Olathe, KA; three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Farley Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Friday. Funeral services will be celebrated at the funeral home chapel on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Private interment will be in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres.
    S. Bascom Johnson

  Fort Myers News-Press, September 21, 2009 - S. Gee Johnson, 68, passed away September 19, 2009 following a brave battle with cancer. Gee was born in Conway, SC on February 3, 1941 and moved to Fort Myers in 1949. Gee was the owner of Gee's Slack Shop and Gee's Record Mart along with many other ventures in his life. More recently he managed a horticultural center for his nephew, Kevin Engelhardt. Through the years Gee was active in little league and YBA basketball. He was a great fisherman and hunter. Gee had many wonderful friends and will be missed by all.Gee is survived by his wife of 47 years, Saint Argean and their son Dyron; his siblings Collins "Bud" (Rozelle) Johnson, Ellen (Drexel) Crump, Clayton (Wanda) Johnson, Carl (Annice) Johnson and Anna Mae Skipper. He was preceded in death by his sister, Cora (Charles) Engelhardt.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Chapel with his nephew Rev. Chuck Engelhardt and friend Rev. Dick Richards presiding. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gee's honor can be made to First Assembly Church or Hope Hospice.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, Jan. 1, 1982 - Sidney E. Johnson, 101, of 1820 Pacific Ave., No. Ft. Myers, died Tuesday. He had been a lifelong resident of Lee County. He is survived by 6 daughters: Barbara L. Strickland, No. Ft. Myers, Mary Lowe, Ft. Myers, Geneva Snyder, No. Ft. Myers, Fanzie (Fronzie) Weeks, Coconut, FL, Julia Whitlow, Immokalee & Frankie L. Johnson, Ft. Myers, 21 grand-children, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child. Funeral service will be held Saturday at ll:30 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Gardner, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Mr. Johnson's grandsons will act as pallbearers***cemetery remarks+++ Sidney Edward Johnson was son of Frank M. Johnson and Mary White Whidden. He first married Martha Hicks, 24 Nov 1908 in Lee County, FL. His daughter Fronzie Arvella Johnson mrd. Coleman Weeks. His brother John Franklin "Hub" Johnson mrd. Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of Richard Hamilton and Appolonia Weeks. Appolonia was sister of my great-grandmother, Sally Weeks, who mrd. James Daniels
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 15, 2007 - Theodore "Ted" B. Johnson, 71, of Cape Coral died Tuesday November 13, 2007. He was born in Lansing, MI in 1936 to his parents, the late, George B. Sr. & Margaret Johnson. Ted worked for the Department of Defense for over 36 years. He retired in 1995. Formally of Glen Burnie, MD he moved to Cape Coral in 2001 and began working for Busey bank. Ted served honorably with the US Army and was a member of the Elks Lodge.He is survived by his children Sherry (Rob) Ziegler of Sykesville, MD, Ted Johnson and Holly (David) Brooke of Chester, MD. Three brothers George B. Johnson, Jr. of Ocala, Fl, Dr. Terry (Barb) Johnson of Midland, MI, and Bill (Joni) Johnson of Cape Coral. His companion Sandi Smith of Cape Coral, six grandchildren Christy, Becka, Kayla, C.J., Sean and Ashlee, four nephews and one niece. Funeral services and military honors will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday November 17, 2007 at the Metz Funeral Chapel in Cape Coral. Burial will immediately follow. Viewing will be Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2012 - Thomas Ramon "TJ" Johnson, 51, of Fort Myers, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012. He was born February 8, 1961 in Patchogue, NY and moved to Fort Myers from Oakdale, NY in 1972. He worked in construction as a brick mason for many years. Mr. Johnson leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of eight years, Annette Johnson; his parents: Bill and Ginny Johnson of Brandon; his son, William Heath Johnson of Fort Myers; his grandson, Deagon Johnson of Fort Myers his step-sons: Curtiss and Brian West, both of Fort Myers; his siblings: Robert Johnson (Angela) of Brandon, Richard Johnson (Martha) of Fort Campbell, KY, Paul Johnson (Wendy) of Fort Myers and Christopher Johnson of Brandon and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Friends will be received from noon until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to offset funeral costs. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 15, 2001 - Wanda J. Johnson, 64, Arcadia and formerly of Ft. Myers, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday. She was born at Ft. Myers Beach and was a secretary with the Desoto County School Board for many years. She is survived by her loving family of her husband, Richard; mother, Bonnie Knapp, N. Ft. Myers; 4 daughters, Melody (Mark) Wood, N. Ft. Myers, Tamala (Craig) Helmer, Cape Coral, Shelly Blakeman, Sarasota, Penny Decker, Tampa; a brother, R. Wayne (Dorothy) Boyette, Cape Coral; a sister, Bette (John) Vice, Oneonta, AL; 5 grandchildren, Corey Wood, Courtney, Casey, Abbey Decker and Bryce Helmer. Private Funeral services will be conducted with the cremation to follow. North Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 29, 2001 - Willard E. Johnson, 86, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001. A native Floridian, he was a WWII veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. He was also a member of the Men's Garden Club and the Pioneers Club. His parents were Captain Eddie and Virginia Johnson who were pioneer settlers in Lee County., Surviving is his beloved wife Mamie. Graveside services will be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia with Pastor Danny Harvey officiating.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 1999 -William Archie Johnson, passed away quietly on Oct. 10, 1999 at 80 years of age. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County and was born in Punta Rassa, FL to William and Beulah Johnson who were some of the first settlers in Lee County. As a child, he grew up on Mound Key in Estero Bay. He was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from the City of Fort Myers Public Works Department. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie Johnson of 56 years of marriage. He leaves behind four children, Joyce Henderson (Lorenzo Henderson) of North Fort Myers, Cheryl J. Golden (Kevin Golden) of Tampa, FL, Robert Johnson (Patricia Johnson) of Cape Coral, FL and William (Billy) A. Johnson (Linda Johnson) of North Fort Myers. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He has two surviving sisters, Doris Teel and Melvie Pate and proceeded in death by two brothers, Louis Johnson, Arthur Johnson, and two sisters, Thelma Gould and Elsie Cargilino. Mr. Johnson was a commercial fisherman in his younger days and loved to fish on the water. Interment will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, January. 31, 1937 - The open gas jet of a small heater caused the death early yesterday morning of William O. Johnson, 59-year-old manager of the Lee County Ice Cream company at 1301 Victoria avenus. The body was found at 8:34 o'clock yesterday morning by R. S. Watson, manager of the ice cream factory and milk station, when he went to Johnson's rooms above the plant to see why he had not come down to his office at the usual hour. The door was closed but not locked. Watson pushed in and found the room filled with gas. Johnson, partially undressed, was lying on the bed and appeared to have been dead for several hours. Watson notified Deputy Sheriff L. H. Furen who conducted an investigation while Justice of Peace Roy Lamberton assembled a coroner's jury. After questioning employes of the ice cream plant and investigating the circumstances, the coroner's jury found that "Johnson came to his death during the night from asphyxiation from fumes of a gas heater." Members of the coroner's jury said there was no evidence that Johnson might have taken his own life and they were individually of the opinion that death was accidental. Members of the coroner's jury were L. M. Stroup, W. C. Davis, J. F. Futral, B. C. Fowler, J. A. Horton and G. F. Richards. Watson said that when he last saw Johnson the night before, he was reading in bed. It appeared from the testimony that Johnson always slept with the doors and windows of his room closed because he was susceptible to colds. Mr. Lamberton found a paper of matches near the gas radiator. One match had been taken out and used. It was the opinion of the justice of peace that Johnson had lighted the radiator and that it had gone out from lack of pressure or some other reason. Johnson came to Fort Myers in 1924 and established the Lee County ice Cream company and milk depot a year later. He is understood to have owned a half interest in the business, stock also being held by a group of Miami businessmen. W. L. Boyer of Miami arrived yesterday to look after the interests of the J. C. Perino Engineering company which has stock in the company here and is also interested in the Palm City Ice company. After the coroner's jury adjourned, the body was taken to the Engelhardt funeral home and Johnson's wife, Mrs. Daisy Johnson of Eustis was notified. She arrived last night with her daughter, Miss Marion Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had not lived together for several years but were not divorced. Mrs. Johnson will take the body back to Eustis for burial.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 18,2007 - Patricia A. Johnson-Widdis, 55, of N. Ft. Myers, FL passed away April 15, 2007. Patricia was born April 13, 1952 in Brevard, NC, a daughter of the late Edward and Bernice Collins. She had resided in N. Ft. Myers for over 40 years. Surviving are her son, Jerald Hernberger of N. Ft. Myers; daughters, Kristall (Gary) Shaw of Cape Coral and Brandi Johnson of N. Ft. Myers; grandchildren, Mindi Shaw, Kirsten Hughett & Miranda Hughett. Great grandson, Landon Joseph Hughett. Brothers, Donald (Opal) Collins of Punta Gorda and Roger Collins of N. Ft. Myers; Nieces, Jenny Abernathy, Tonya Martell and Cecelia Augustine and numerous great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 6-8PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, 2007 at 10:00am at the Chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 9 2009 - Agnes (Aggie) Gnip Johnston, 86, of Cape Coral passed away on April 8, 2009. She was born on October 26, 1922 in Leavenworth, Kansas, to Michael and Julia Gnip. She was one of 11 children. She is survived by her husband of over 58 years, James R. Johnston. They moved to Cape Coral in 1966, after his retirement from the United States Army. She was the beloved mother of Jimmy Johnston of Cape Coral, David Johnston of Palm Harbor, Florida, Vicky Jordan of Alexandria, Virginia, and Danny Johnston and the beloved grandmother of Julia Foster, Claire Jordan, and Adrina Johnston. She is also survived by her sister, Claire Rasmussen and her brother, Michael Gnip.The family will receive friends at the Metz Funeral Chapel, 1306 Lafayette St., on Friday from 4 - 6 PM. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home followed by Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Fort Myers Tropical News, February 9, 1929 - The body of Mrs. Helen I. Johnston, who died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday morning from a chronic ailment, will be taken today to her former home at Toledo, O. for burial. Her husband, Fred C. Johnston, survives; they had no children.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 10, 2011 - James (Jim) Richard Johnston, 90, of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011. He was born on September 30, 1920, in Albuquerque, NM to Grover Johnston and Laura Salazar. He married the late Agnes Johnston in June 1950 and they enjoyed 59 wonderful years together prior to her death in April 2009.  He served in the United States Army for over 28 years between 1937 and 1968, with wartime service in Africa, Italy, and Germany during World War II in addition to both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. During his career, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Air Medal with 27 Oak Leaf Clusters prior to his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel. He and Aggie retired to Cape Coral in 1968 to raise their family. He was the beloved father of Jim Johnston Jr. of Cape Coral, David Johnston of Palm Harbor, FL, Vicky Jordan of Alexandria, VA, and Danny Johnston and beloved grandfather of Julia Foster, Claire Jordan and Adrina Johnston. He is survived by two brothers and a sister, Lee Johnston, Zane Johnston and Katherine Vilips. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday August 11th at the Fuller Metz Funeral Chapel, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. August 12th at the funeral home, followed by interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to a favorite military service organization, such as Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or The American Legion. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view James Life Tribute and to share a memory. 

  Fort Myers News-Press, July 29, 2009 - James T. Johnston, age 28, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away July 25th, 2009. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Dunedin, FL He is survived by his five-year old daughter, Audrey Jean Johnston, his parents, James C Johnston and Linda Matz-Johnston, of Fort Myers, his sisters Jennifer Johnston-Kenerly, of Atlanta, Georgia and Mary Johnston-Uyttewaal, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and his grandparents Maynard and Alice Matz, of Fort Myers, Florida. And other relatives and a host of devoted friends. He graduated in 1999 from Fort Myers High School. James attended the University of Central Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida. James was an IT Manager at Vertex Business Services, Tampa, Florida. He was a master diver who loved the ocean, loved motorcycling and having fun. He was generous and liked to make others happy. Family will be receiving guests at a Memorial Service located at Faith Fellowship, 6111 South Pointe Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33919, 239-278-3638, Friday July 31st at 3:00 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to Faith Fellowship Youth to support future youth ministry projects

Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 2007 - Helen E. (Herndon) Johnston-Taylor, 80, of North Fort Myers, passed away in her home on February 4, 2007.Helen was born July 10, 1926 in Fort Myers to James and Mattie Lee (Norris) Herndon. Helen was a lifetime Florida resident, having resided in North Fort Myers since the late 1940s. She was the wife of the late Smoot Johnston, who passed away in 1984. Helen was a parishioner at North Fort Myers Church of God. She enjoyed hunting, cooking, and riding in her swamp buggy, but most of all, Helen's life revolved around her family and church.Helen is survived by her children, Larry Johnston and Smoot (Mary) Johnston, both of N. Fort Myers, and Ann Johnston of Ocala, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Curtis Herndon of N. Fort Myers, Herbert Herndon of Miami, and Manual Herndon of Merit Island, and a sister, Catherine Nash of Naples.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 6th, 6-8 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 10:00 am, at North Fort Myers Church of God, with interment to follow at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia. Pastor D. West will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August. 27, 1935 - Mrs. Jessie Lenora Johnston, wife of Sam W. Johnston, Fort Myers insurance agent, died yesterday morning in the Lee Memorial hospital after an emergency operation. She was 27 years old. Mrs. Johnston came here from Birmingham in 1927. In 1930 she was married to Mr. Johnston. In addition to her husband she is survived by two children, Mary Weldon, 3, and Sam, jr., 2. She also leaves her father, D. F. Bonner of Birmingham and a brother, D. B. Bonner, jr., of Los Angeles. She is a niece of Mrs. L. C. Curtright. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, will be made later pending the arrival of relatives. Mrs. Johnston was a member of the First Methodist church

  St Petersburg Times, July 11, 2010 - Donald "Tony" Johnstone 73, of Indian Rocks Beach, passed away July 8, 2010. He moved to Indian Rocks Beach from Bayville, NY in 1977. He loved sailing and golf. Tony is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan; children, Eileen Howard (Tim) of Beverly Hills, FL, Pam Grabo (Brad) of Seminole, Lynne Pipech (Mike) of Ledyard, CT and Keith Johnstone (Pam) of Plantation, FL; 11 grandchildren; brother David John-stone; sister Priscilla Ames; and the rest of his family. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 727-562-2080, in Largo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Tuesday at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. Condolences may be offered at www.mossfeasterlargo.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 4, 2000 - Richard C. Johnstone, 42, of Lehigh Acres, died December 1, 2000. Born in Detroit, MI, he moved here in 1962. He was a member of R.A.C.E.S. Ham Radio Club. Richard leaves his wife, Vicky; son, Jimmie; and daughters, Jackie Simpson and Tricia Johnstone, all of Lehigh Acres. He also leaves his parents, James and Sadie Johnstone; sister, Karen Silvey, all of Lehigh Acres; brother, Kenny of Arizona; and 1 grandchild. Family will receive friends Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home with services at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. John O'Bannon. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres 2701 Lee Blvd.

  Fort Myers News-Press, January 22, 2009 - Bobby "Lee" Joiner, Jr., 56, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 following an extended illness. He was born March 3, 1952 in Fort Myers and lived in Ashville, NC the last 16 years before moving back to Fort Myers. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1971. Lee loved fishing, hunting and collecting antiques. He was formerly employed by Kirkwood Electric where he worked as an electrician. Mr. Joiner is survived by his children: Lisa Hurt and Niel and Nicole Joiner; his parents: Bobby L. and Theresa Joiner; his sister, Marcia (Bill) Levinsky; a brother: Bruce Joiner and close friends Morris and Chris Attridge; grandchildren: Carlton and Zoe Hurt and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services will be conducted at 6:00 PM on Friday, January 23, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Friends will be received from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday at the 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. www.fortmyersmemorial.com

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, January 19, 1996 -  Section: Local/State Page: 8B -  Effie Joiner known as Island's Grandma - When Effie M. Joiner died this week she left 99 survivors: three sons, 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. A lifelong Gasparilla Island resident, Joiner died January 16, 1996, 10 days before her 96th birthday.She was known as Grandma to everybody on the whole island, said her granddaughter, Donna Stibbins. She baby-sat for people....her whole life. Born January 26, 1900, in Palma Sola, Joiner's family moved to Gasparilla Island when she was an infant. When she was 13 she married island fisherman Samuel J. Joiner. They lived on the island's north end, and Effie had their first child three years later, at age 16. That was in 1916, before the island had electricity or indoor plumbing, and long before there was a bridge to the mainland. They had seven children, and Effie also baby-sat for the islanders' children. "She was a great lady, only baby sitter my (five) kids ever had," said Margaret Polk, an island native who knew Joiner all her life. Joiner spent her life being a mother and a grandma to children - hers and others- and didn't seem to have any hobbies. "(She had) no time for hobbies with all those grandchildren," said Polk. "She baby sat and went to church." She was a member of Placida Road Church of God. Her three sons are Donald W. of Marathon, Arnold of Grove City and Claxton D. of Stoughton, Mass. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Monday, June 24, 1974 - James Gilbert Joiner Sr, 55, of Marathon died Friday in Bethesda.  He was a former resident of Gasparilla Island. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Betty Joiner, Marathon; sons James G. Joiner Jr., Naples; Austin L. Joiner, Boca Grande; daughter Sybil Mills, Marathon; five brothers, Claxton Joiner, Boston, Mass; Donald Joiner, Arnold Joiner, Boca Grande; Edward Joiner, Delray Beach; brother  Jess Joiner, Ft. Myers; a sister, Louise Hampton, Gibsonton, FL; mother Effie Joiner, Boca Grande, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild: stepson Raymond Rodriguez, Boca Grande and stepdaughter Mary Jane Henry, Sarasota. Funeral services will be held Tues. at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Dr. Jasper Smoak officiating.  Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

The Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, July 11, 1962 - Leslie Gordon Joiner, 63, World War I veteran, died yesterday at Veterans Hospital here. A native of Bradenton, Joiner moved to Fort Myers 47 years ago from there. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of North Fort Myers Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah E. Joiner, Fort Myers; a son, Leslie G. Joiner, Jr., Fort Worth, Tex., a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn I. Green, Pine Island; two grandchildren; three brothers, Tom Joiner, Fort Myers; Adriel Joiner, Tampa; Myers Joiner, Bokeelia; his mother, Mrs. Zora Joiner, Boca Grande; four sisters, Mrs. Hadey Carlsen, Sarasota; Mrs. Joyce Gertchren, Englewood; Mrs. Rilla Hargis, Boca Grande, and Mrs. Ruby Moore, Jacksonville***The TAmpa Tribune, Thursday, July 12, 1962 - Leslie Gordon Joiner, Sr., 63, Matlacha, died Tuesday in Bay Pines Hospital. A Pine Island resident for 25 years, he was a retired commercial fisherman. He was a member of the North Fort Myers Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah A. Joiner; a son, Leslie G. Joiner, Jr., Fort Worth, Tex; a daughter, Mrs. Merle Green, Matlacha; his mother, Mrs. Zoe Joiner, Boca Grande; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Carlson, Sarasota, Mrs. Ruby Moore, Jacksonville, Mrs. Joyce Guthrie, Englewood and Mrs. Rilla Hargis, Boca Grande; three brothers, Thomas Joiner, Fort Myers, Adriel Joiner, Tampa and Myers Joiner, Bokeelia, and two grandchildren.

  Lula Joiner

Fort Myers News-Press, Wed., March 18, 1970 - Thomas Littleton Joiner, 76, of Luray Ave., died Monday.  Coming from Palmasola, Fla, he had been a resident here for most of his life and was a retired boat builder. He is survived by his widow, Alma Joiner; three daughters: Mrs. Lola Jenness of Clearwater, Mrs Freddie Givens of Eglin Air Force Base, Mrs. Barbara Saley of Fort Myers; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Virginia Tracy of Hartford, Conn., and Mrs. Helen Tracy of Dunedin, Fla, three sons: Walter Joiner of Dunedin; Clarence Joiner of Fort Myers Beach, and Jerry Joiner of Hartford; his mother, Mrs. Zoe Joiner of Ellenton, Fla; brother, Adrial Joiner of Tampa; three sisters, Mrs. Hadie Carlson of Sarasota, Mrs. Joyce Smith of Arcadia and Mrs. Rilla Hargis of Ellenton, also 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Further arrangements will be announced by Harvey Funeral Home.

      Fort Myers News-Press, March 18, 2012 - Alberta W. Jones, 90, of Fort Myers died March 14, 2012 at Hope Hospice at Shell Point surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 4, 1921 in Elk Knob, WV, a daughter of Robert Allen and Letha Belle (nee Martin) White. She was a valedictorian of her graduating class at Princeton WV High School. Alberta and her husband Lynn M. Jones moved to Fort Myers in August 1961 from Narrows, VA. After moving to Fort Myers, "Bert" worked over the years for Al Gallman Pontiac, Bob Lincoln Olds, King Motors and Kennedy Appliances as a bookkeeper. She loved crossword puzzles, cooking, gardening and playing Name that Tune. She is survived by her three sons, Lynn M. (Laura) Jones, III and Ronald L. (Beverly) Jones of Fort Myers and William A. (Shawn) Jones of Alva, her special niece Betty Jo Hanburry (Bob) of Lee, FL. Grandchildren Jeanene Dennard, Jennifer DeMaio and husband Joe, Sean Jones and wife Patty, Matthew and Christen Jones, Jason Jones and wife Katie, Gray Masencup and wife Kristin, Matthew Masencup; great grandchildren, Hailey and Karli Dennard, Natalee and Payton Jones, Leo DeMaio and Brooke Masencup.She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, 4 sisters, 1 half brother, 2 half sisters and her husband of 65 years Lynn McMahan Jones Jr. in 2007. The family wishes to express our sincere thanks to the staff at Hope Hospice at Shell Point for their loving and passionate caregiving. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice at Shell Point, 15010 Shell Point Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33908 The family will receive friends Monday March 19, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm at the National Cremation & Burial Society, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, N Fort Myers. Memorial Service will follow at 7pm to 8pm.

Caloosa Belle, January 20 2005 - Arthur George Jones, age 81, of LaBelle, passed away January 8, 2005, in Lehigh Acres. He was born April 10, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, to George T. Jones and Winnifred A. Morris Jones. Arthur was a resident of LaBelle for 33 years and a longtime employee of the Florida Department of Transportation in LaBelle.Survivors include his stepson: Robert Crawford (Jackie) of LaBelle and Richard Crawford (Betsy) of LaBelle; stepdaughter: Patti Kindrick of Portland, OR and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Alice Jones in 2002. Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 25, 1938 - Arthur W. Jones, 79, died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday afternoon after a two months' illness. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Joe Williams of Punta Rassa and Mrs. Harry Gailey of Fort Myers Beach. He has made his home here for the past 20 years coming here from Palmetta. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. C. L. Crider officiating and burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 20, 2012 - Austin Glenn Jones, 20, of Cape Coral passed away Friday February 17, 2012. He was born in Rome, NY in 1991. He moved to Cape Coral in 2007 from League City, TX. Austin was a former student at Cape Coral High School.  His family includes his parents Glenn and Jill Jones of Cape Coral and Shannon Early of Georgia. His step-brother Richard of FL, two half-brothers in OK, and half-sister Jordan of GA, Paternal Grandparents Glenn and Olivia Jones of NC, Jim and Nancy Graham of MO, Maternal grandmother Tracy Carrington of GA, Uncles; Patrick Jones of GA, Jimmy Graham of MT, Michael Graham of TX, and Steve and Chris Osborn of MO, one Aunt Starla Gaiser of GA Funeral Services will be conducted 10:00 AM Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Cape Coral First United Methodist Church 4118 Coronado Parkway Cape Coral, Florida 33904 with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive close family only at the funeral home Tuesday February 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to: C.A.R.E.S. Suicide Prevention 6314 Corporate Court, Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33919. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Austin's Life Tribute and share a memory or condolence.
     Fort Myers News-Press, October 26, 1988 - Charles Edward Jones, a forestry investigator with The Division of Forestry for 15 years and a former Lee County Sheriff's deputy, died Monday of a heart attack at his Fort Myers home. A native of Naples, Jones, 53, made law enforcement a life - long pursuit. After joining The Division of Forestry in 1973, he became responsible for investigating all suspicious fires in Lee, Collier, and Hendry Counties." As a forestry investigator, he was responsible for all the law enforcement things- arson investigation, citations, developing legal cases" said District Forester Henry Graham." He was in law enforcement for 30 years. He was a very dedicated person", said his wife Vivian. " He was very outgoing and very much a family man. He was always devoted to his children. He liked his work and he liked people."He began his career at age 20 when he became a U.S.Air Force Police officer. He attained the rank of Sergeant. In 1958 Jones joined the Naples Police Dept, where he was a Lieutenant in charge of the patrol  division.  Jones moved to Fort Myers in 1969, where he became a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Department of the Lee County Sheriff's Office." He knows personally every fire chief and nearly every fire fighter and law enforcement officer." Graham said. " Ed, because of his professionalism, gave the Division of Forestry a good name."Jones served as secretary-treasurer for the Florida Police Benevolent Assoc.and was a member of the Araba Shrine Temple, Fort Myers Scottish Rite, the Elks Lodge and the Naples Cypress Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two daughters, Teresa Jones and Lisa Jones White, both of Fort Myers; and one brother, Howard Cale Jones of Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 10 am Thursday at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon Street. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm today at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Childrens Hospital, 12502 North Pine Dr. Tampa, Fl. 33612
     Fort Myers News-Press, October 23, 2007 - Clara Ella Jones, 92, passed away October 20, 2007. She was born in Whigham, GA to Mary Ethel and Lemuel Perkins. She was the first born of 6 children. Married Elvin Jones June 20, 1934 and moved to Fort Myers. They later owned and operated Jones Grocery. They retired in 1968 and Elvin passed in 1986. She is survived by her children: Connie Carlsen, Janice (Bruce) Stritter, Janelle (Steve) Cook, and Donald E. (Janet) Jones; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Catherine Naylor and Mildred Jones; 1 brother: Melton Perkins. Clara was a gracious lady with a gentle spirit. She loved her children, grandchildren and family. She was a Baptist by birth and attended Tice United Methodist Church for many years. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10:00am with Rev. Cherie Chapman officiating the funeral services at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Alva Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 17, 1949 - Edwin Jones, 75, of 1701 Greenwood avenue, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 25 years, died yesterday at his residence. Besides his wife, Mrs. Kate E. Jones, he is survived by two sons, E. E. Jones, Fort Myers and Claude Jones, Mayfield, Ky., and three daughters, Mrs. A. Z. Clark, Paducah, Ky., Mrs. S. E. Vinson, Sowsville, Ind., and Mrs. S. A. Dennington, Lansing, Mich. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the McQueen & Young chapel with the Rev. Thomas C. Smart officiating. Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 27, 1950 - Edwin Earl (Buck) Jones, age 50, of 1925 Lee Street, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 26 years, died yesterday. Suyviving, besides his wife, Mrs. Mollie Jones, are a son, Edwin Carroll Jones, Fort Myers; his mother, Mrs. Kate Jones, Lansing, Mich.; a brother, Claude Jones, Mayfield, Ky. and three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Dennington, Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Orville Cclark, Paducah, Ky. and Mrs. S. E. Vinson, Stylesville, Ind. Arrangements by McQueen & Young, funeral directors.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 2001 - Eunice Katheryne Engelhardt Jones, 88, longtime resident of Fort Myers passed away January 6, 2001. She moved here from Kansas in 1921. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and Florida State College for Women with a degree in Home Economics and taught at Fort Myers High School and N. Fort Myers High School until her retirement. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, Esther Circle and the Altar Guild. Survivors include daughter Pam Thompson, Alpharetta, GA, granddaughter Kim (Mark)-Miklis of Plano, TX, grandson Kevin Thompson Alpharetta, GA, brother Charles (Cora) Engelhardt, Fort Myers, two nephews Rev. Charles Engelhardt, Largo, FL, Kevin Engelhardt, Fort Myers, two nieces Beverly Engelhardt and Susan Rhors, Fort Myers. She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Bessie Engelhardt, brothers Paul and Leo Engelhardt. Funeral Service will be Wednesday January 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. George A. Buie and Rev. Charles E Engelhardt, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment following in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kevin Engelhardt, Kevin Thompson, Mark Miklis, Drexel Crump, Clayton Johnson, Gee Johnson, Carl Johnson. Arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home, Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida.
    Frances (Heath) Jones, age 96, of Givens Estates, Asheville, N.C., passed away January 12, 2013. She was the only daughter born to George and Lena Waller Heath of Swainsboro, Georgia and was sister to 7 brothers; one, a twin named Frank. Early in her childhood, the Heath family moved to Ft. Meade, Florida where Mrs. Jones was raised. Last year, her two remaining brothers Charles Heath of Wauchula, and Foster Heath, founder/owner of Heath Funeral Chapel, died respectively in March and April. Mrs. Jones was the remaining sibling. In 1938, she met and married Murrell E. Jones, her husband of 35 years. After serving in World War II, Mr. Jones became a life insurance agent for Gulf Life Insurance Company and the couple was transferred to Fort Myers, FL in 1946. In the 1950’s, Mr. and Mrs. Jones established the Murrell E. Jones Insurance Agency. Active in the community, Mrs. Jones was a long-term member of the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club, PEO Chapter A-1 and served on the Altar Guild of First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers. In addition to assisting her husband as a bookkeeper in the insurance agency, Mrs. Jones was a teacher at Carousel Kindergarten. Mrs. Jones moved to Asheville in March, 1989, and became an active member of the Chapter A.D, P.E.O. Central United Methodist Church and the Asheville Symphony. A talented cook, she was known for baking pound cakes and Madeleine’s, inviting friends to join her for afternoon tea parties. Mrs. Jones is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne J. Brown of Atlanta, Georgia and Cindy J. Towson, (Ed) of Asheville; grandchildren Frank Towson of Asheville and Heath Towson of Indianapolis, Indiana; Jesse B. Brown IV (Jennifer) of Atlanta, and two great-grandchildren, Claire and Bennett Brown of Atlanta. Her remaining sister-in-law, Florence Heath, lives in Wauchula, Florida. A private interment will take place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, FL. Plans for a Celebration of Life will be held in Asheville on January 26, at the Pulliam Chapel, Givens Estates, Asheville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Morris Funeral Home of Asheville and Heath Funeral Home in Lakeland, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Children’s Welfare League, P.O. Box 15425 Asheville, NC 28813, Chapter AD P.E.O. in care of Pat Jennings, 21 Robinhood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804, or the charity of your choice

      Fort Myers News-Press, November 28, 2010 - Born on January 24, 1942 in Louisville, KY, Gail Bensman Essene Jones , died in Ft. Myers, FL of breast cancer related causes.A ceramic artist living on Sanibel, Gail taught at BIG ARTS & maintained her own studio, Full Circle Pottery. Like her art, Gail was a unique soul, beloved teacher and she left a powerful legacy. Always exploring new ideas & techniques, she brought boundless energy to every class. Her work was shown at numerous galleries & shows, including the N.C.E.C.ABensman E juried CLAY National. Gail graduated with a B.S. from Simmons College in Boston, married her first husband Eric Essene & together they lived in Berkeley, CA, Cambridge, England and Canberra, Australia. A free spirit & adventurer in life, Gail mountaineered from California to Corsica. She moved to Ann Arbor, MI in 1970 and was a member of the Potter's Guild and the Ann Arbor Art Assn & was best known for her raku, sculptural fountains & crystalline glazed platters.After marrying John D. Jones in 1981 & moving to St. Charles, IL in 1988, Gail taught at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center & was an IL Artisan. They moved to Sanibel in 2004 & as a FL Craftsman, Gail was an active member of the FL Artist Group, the SW FL Crafts Guild, & VP of the local chapter of the Ntn'l League of American Pen Women. In her final year, Gail returned to sculptural work with poignant exploration of ancient forms through her latest Sacred Voices series.An avid camper, Gail shared her love for the outdoors with her children & grandchildren. She was famous for great parties, from Halloween to an annual Derby Day party on Sanibel.Gail is survived by her loving husband John; her daughter Michelle Haroldson, son-in-law Jeff & grandsons, Kai and Soren, of Excelsior, MN; her daughter Ren Essene of Washington, D.C. & Missoula, MT; stepdaughter Angela Koch, her husband Victor and daughter Jennifer; and grandchildren Isabella, Serena & Balthazar. She was preceded in death by parents Marie & Irvin Bensman, M.D.There will be a retrospective show & celebration of Gail's life at BIG ARTS at 7 p.m. on Friday 1/14/11. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Fine Line, 6N158 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174, or BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957.
    Fort Myers NewsPress, October 6, 2007 - George Donald Jones, age 75, of Palmdale, passed away October 5, 2007 in Cape Coral. He was born February 22, 1932 in Fort Denaud to the late George Franklin Jones and the late Maude (Hull) Jones. Donald was a lifelong resident of the area. He served in the Korean War in the Army and received a Purple Heart. Survivors include sons: Greg (Robin) Jones of LaBelle, Justin Jones of Lexington, KY, Jerry (Becky) Jones of Alva, daughter: Donna (Eddie) Menard of Caves Springs, GA; brother: Wade (Margaret) Jones of Lehigh Acres, sister: Elizabeth Bowen of Palmdale; grandchildren: Tara, Jason, Alex, Holden and Bill and many beloved aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his infant son: Dwight Jones. A graveside funeral service will be held Sun. October 7, 2007, 2:00 pm at Ortona Cemetery with Reverend Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 1935 - George W. Jones, 86-year-old native of Alabama, died yesterday after a long illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Johnson on Jackson street. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Johnson of Fort Myers, Mrs. Mary Chesson of Plant City, Mrs. Cussie Potts of Dover, Fla., and one son, D. G. Jones of Bartow. Mr. Jones was born in Crews, Ala., in 1850 and came to Florida in 1877. He has been an active member and officer of the Baptist church all of his life and until a recent illness, has always been a farmer. His body was taken to Dunnellon, Fla, and funeral services will be held there at 1 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. R. Y. Waldron officiating. Local arrangements were made by L. W. Engelhardt and Sons.

      Fort Myers News-Press, April 21, 2010 - Georgia F (Smith) Jones was born in Marianna, Florida, 1922; graduated Fort Myers High, 1940. Married to Mack Jones, who preceded her in death, 1987.Survived by daughters Kay Williams (Melvin), Sara J. Morrison (Jack), and Amy Jones-Baskaran (Angelo); grandchildren Tracy Williams (Denyse), Heidi Jinkins (Sam), Angela Richmond (Kane), Bradley Morrison (Beth), Libby Wilson (Chad) and Matt Morrison; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother Max D. Smith.Member First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, and active in many civic and political associations.Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Visitation at First Baptist Church, Second and Jackson Streets, Fort Myers, Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm; service 2:30 pm. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice or Billy Graham Evangelical Association.
   Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 22, 2008-- Dr. H Quillian Jones, Jr., 79, went to the Lord on October 19, 2008. A Florida native, born July 4, 1929, to Dr. H. Quillian Jones, Sr. and Dorothy JoNez.Dr. Jones greatly impacted the medical field in Fort Myers, performing the first craniotomy, the first total hip replacement, and was the first vascular surgeon in Lee County. He was a recipient of the coveted Raymond Alexander Award, for outstanding dedication and service to the medical profession, and to the field of surgery. Dr. Jones, pioneered trauma centers receiving an award for his masterful guidance and superlative leadership. The Florida Committee in Trauma and the State of Florida gained national prominence in the treatment of injured patients, his plaque reads to Dr. Jones. He has been published many times on Blunt Trauma, Ruptured Urethra and Emory University Splenectomies, Ruptured Colon, and many other publications.He attended Fort Myers High School and still holds records for his accomplishments on the football field. He attended Catawba College, University of Florida, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served two years as a Captain in the 82nd airborne for the United States Army at Fort Bragg before starting his medical practice. Being an avid Gator fan he became a scholarship club member to the Gator Boosters Incorporated. As a living tribute to his father Dr. H. Quillian Jones, Sr., Dr. Jones started a perpetual endowment fund to the Edison College Nursing Program, for the pinning of nurses. The tradition will be passed down to his son Steve H. Jones.Dr. Jones risked his much loved career by saving a black gunshot victim with surgery, being the first to be admitted at Lee Memorial Hospital, a segregated hospital at the time. He was threatened with firing, but the mans life was saved.In his retirement, his love of nature was reborn, which included fishing and wild game hunting. His great travels brought him to Alaska, Russia, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Jones worked for the Fort Myers Community he loved by serving on many Boards, Florida Board of Governors, Pan-Pacific, Surgical Society, Fort Myers Community Hospital, East Pointe Hospital, Lee Memorial Hospital, Trauma Committee Chairman, Cape Coral Hospital, and Associate Medical Director at Hope Hospice, Rotary Club Board, WBBH TV Board, Cub Scouts of America, Edison Regional Blood Center, National Bank of Lee County, SouthTrust Bank and various other state and community boards.He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Poklemba Jones. Son: Michael (Jill) Highsmith of Raleigh, NC; daughter Susan (Dan) Graveline of Duluth, GA, son Steve (Laurilyn) Jones of Fort Myers, FL, daughter Julie (John) Hulslander of Fort Myers, FL, son H. Quillian Jones III (Daniella) of Estero, FL, sister Louise Meek of Belleair, FL, and grandchildren Savannah Highsmith of TN, Jackson and Lily Highsmith of Raleigh, NC, Alex Graveline of Duluth, GA, Alexa and Blake Jones of Fort Myers, Logan, Shane, and Joshua Hulslander of Fort Myers, Shannon (Todd) Johnson of St. Louis, MO, Emma and Trevor Jones of Estero, FL. He was predeceased by his sons Tracy Highsmith and Gregory Jones.The family will receive friends Friday, October 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 2466 1st Street, Fort Myers. A service will be held Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m. with Chaplin Bob Moore at First United Methodist Church. An interment will follow the service at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Anderson Funeral Home.  
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 1946 - Mrs. Hannah S. Jones, 73-year-old pioneer Olga woman, died yesterday after a long illness. A resident of Olga since 1912, Mrs. Jones was widely known to a host of friends as a leader in community activities, a member of the Methodist church, the R.N.A. lodge and the Missionary society. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E. R. Murray of Ft. Denaud, Mrs. A. T. McNeill of Fort Myers, and Mrs. C. T. Byrd of Olga; a son, George R. Jones of Olga; a brother, F. S. Johnson of St. Petersburg; a sister, Mrs. Lena Zehrke of Minneapolis, Minn., and 10 grandchildren. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of funeral arrangements which will be announced later. (Fort Myers Cemetery) 
     Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL - Henrietta Margaret (Nickel) Jones, 75, of Fort Myers, FL passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL. She was a retired Bank Vault Teller with Barnett Bank of Fort Myers. She was an avid seamstress who enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Henrietta was born April 18, 1938 in Mount Ephraim, NJ to the late Henry Lyons Nickel and Blanche Wylie Nickel. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 56 years, Roland Jones; her daughter, Elaine Davis (Charles); her son, Russell Jones; Grandson, Shawn Gagnon, his wife Elena and their children Ivan and Maksim; Granddaughter, Amanda Barker, her spouse Justin and their daughter, Maya; Grandsons, Devin Leeman and Nathan Leeman; and her step-grandchildren, Callie Davis, Tori Davis and Austin Davis. Visitation will be 1pm-2pm, Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL. Funeral services will be 2pm Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Online condolences and remembrances may be sent at www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, Saturday, February 5, 1938 - Jake A Jones, 68-year-old Naples resident, died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday after a long illness. Mr. Jones came to Naples from Jacksonville, Ala, 14 years ago and was well known in Collier county where he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jones, three sons, Cale, Stevenson and Jessie and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Roland, all of Naples. Lawrence A. Powell will have charge of funeral arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 7, 1955 - Mrs. J. B. Jones Sr., 58, died yesterday. She had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 28 years. Surviving are her hsuband, Jennings B. Jones Sr., a son, J. B. Jones Jr., and three daughters, Mrs. Camille Herrington, Fort Myers, Mrs. Mary C. Beechey, Renton, Wash., and Mrs. Genevieve Box, Norfolk, Va. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with Rev. Eugene Helms officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be C. J. Bowden, Fred Veal, Wallace Hudson, Paul Ley Sr., Harry Persons, Jack Persons Sr., Chris Stafford, Coley Westbrook, Sheriff Flanders Thompson and James R. Herrington. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Saturday at 10 a.m.
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 17-23, 2013 - James Benjamin Jones III, remembered as a "man of the world," died February 24, 2013. He was 82. Born January 15, 1931, Jones, better known as Jim, grew up in the coastal town of Brunswick, GA. Jones is survived by his wife Angie, their three sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service is planned on April 6, 2013 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church 2635 Cleveland Ave. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation in his name to Hope Hospice, Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation or American Heart Association

Palm Beach Post,  July 14, 2010 -  Johnny Jones remembered as stubborn advocate for the environment dies. Johnny Jones, a plumber turned environmentalist who spearheaded the Kissimmee River restoration, helped establish the Big Cypress National Preserve and championed the Everglades, is remembered by heavyweights of Florida's environmental movement as a stubborn, well-connected man who could get legislation passed in Tallahassee. Mr. Jones, a hunter and fisherman, didn't like what Florida's explosive growth was doing to the woods, water and wildlife. He used his connections to build political support for major environmental causes. Johnny was clearly one of the most important if not monumental figures of the environmental movement in Florida," said Charles Lee, director of advocacy for Florida Audubon. " When Johnny called his hunting clubs and told them to start calling their legislators, they did."Mr. Jones, called "a bulldog" by former Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham, worked on Everglades legislation with many better-known environmentalists, including the late Art Marshall and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, author of The Everglades: River of Grass.Mr. Jones persuaded Graham that he had to do more for the Everglades, leading the former governor to launch the Save the Everglades program.Mr. Jones died at Good Samaritan Medical Center Sunday night with his wife, Mariana, by his side. He was 77.Since the late 1980s, Mr. Jones has suffered from heart problems, kidney cancer and crushed vertebrae from a car wreck. He was taken to the hospital in late June when his blood pressure spiked. John Clark Jones never finished high school. He became the first full-time executive director for the Florida Wildlife Federation in 1971, a position he held until 1986. With his wife backing him up, Jones is credited with pushing through dozens of environmental bills."Probably the No. 1 thing in his life was getting the Kissimmee River restored," Mariana Jones said. He drafted the river restoration bill at his home in West Palm Beach with Marshall and got it passed in 1976. It took another 18 years before the first shovel full of dirt was tossed into the stick-straight canal, but Jones lived long enough to see sections of the meandering old Kissimmee restored.He spearheaded legislation that created the Conservation and Recreational Lands of Florida Act (CARL) and the worked on precursors to the Florida Forever land-buying program that preserves environmentally significant lands.Mr. Jones met his future wife at Conniston Junior High School. The couple married in May 1949. He was 16; she was 15.While they were dating, Jones and his wife-to-be fished on the Kissimmee River with her father, Dave Beebe, leading to his passion for restoring the Kissimmee.Mr. Jones worked in his family's plumbing business while he and Mariana built their home, by hand, on what was an out-of-town lot on Haverhill Road in the 1950s."We used to sit here and shoot skeet on our patio," Mariana Jones said.Their children recall a milk delivery man who refused to come back to the house because a panther scared him away."We had a snake almost every day," daughter Diane Geans said. "Mostly rattlesnakes and moccasins."Seeing the westward march of development in Palm Beach County, Mr. Jones became involved in environmental causes.He fought for more natural water patterns in the Everglades, a problem he witnessed firsthand when he worked with other hunters to rescue white-tailed deer whose grazing grounds were flooded.Mr. Jones became president of the former Wildlife Conservation League of Palm Beach County. He demonstrated his tenacity early on when he pushed the former Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission to remove cattle from the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.In 2002, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission honored Mr. Jones and his wife by naming public land for them. The 12,415-acre John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area is in northern Palm Beach and southern Martin counties. As Jones liked it, hunting is allowed there.In addition to his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by daughters Julie Pate and Diane Geans ; son John Jones Jr. ; as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.A viewing is set for noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by funeral services at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Road, Lake Worth.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 16, 2006 - Justin Michael Jones, 29, of Fort Myers passed away November 9, 2006. Justin was a graduate of Fort Myers High School, class of 1996. He was preceded in death by his father Casey J. Jones. Left to cherish his memory is his fiance Amber Martel, sister Skye Olsen, brother Landon Olsen, uncle Dan Jones and a countless number of friends. Justin was loved by everyone who knew him and was a wonderful role model for his younger brother and sister. Justin's self-made success made his family and friends extremely proud. "It is not very common to find someone that hasn't made some bad decisions or mistakes in their lives, this is unfortunately the trials and tribulations of growing up and maturing. It is my belief that what you do to amend your mistakes is what should be used in judging your personal character. Justin is hard-working and highly committed to his career. As a friend, Justin is a standout. He is a loyal, honest, considerate, selfless and supportive individual who has the ability to see and understand things from another person's perspective. Outgoing, and always willing to help somebody out, Justin is a very well-liked person with many close friends." Beloved friend, Brian Scott. To honor and celebrate his life, a casual gathering will be held on Saturday, November 18th, 2006, 2pm-9pm, at the Olympia Pointe clubhouse, 8515 Pegasus Dr., Fort Myers. Olympia Pointe entrance is 1/4 mile East of S.R. 82 on Lee Blvd. Follow entrance to clubhouse. "I wish everyone a happy life and don't worry about me because I will be with my father. Have a good time. I'll be watching...." Justin Michael Jones.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2005 - Lois M. Jones, age 53, of Ft. Myers died on Friday, March 18, 2005. She was born on November 23, 1951 in Louisville, KY and lived in Ft. Myers for 45 years. Lois was a teacher's assistant at the Michigan Montessori School. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Thomas A. Jones, her children, Sherry Barefoot of Spring Lake, NC, Lori (Robert) Jones-Stig and Michael Jones all of Ft. Myers, her grandchildren, Bobby and Kevin Stig and Leslie Wilford, her sister, Linda McSwaine of SC and her brother, Carl D. Glidewell of AZ. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. (239) 936-0555. Funeral service and burial are private.

Fort Myers News-Press February 6, 2004 - Margaret Elizabeth Bolick Jones, 84, Cherry Log, GA, died Jan. 23, 2004. Born in Ft. Myers in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Elsie Helene Johnson Bolick. She attended Edison Park School and Ft. Myers High and was a member of Ft. Myers First United Methodist Church for decades. She also served as Luncheon Manager at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for many years. When her husband, S.D. Jones, retired (as Postmaster at N. Ft. Myers) for several years they kept residence in both Cherry Log and N. Ft. Myers. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by a son, Thomas David 'Buddy' Jones. Survivors include her husband Samuel David Jones [deceased 2005] and son-in-law Margaret and George Shaw of Cherry Log and Elizabeth Singley of Powder Springs, GA;four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan. 25 at 3 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Paul Mims, pastor officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Jones may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Cherry Log, GA 30522, or Health Education Scholarship, C/O Fannin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, 2855 Old Hwy. 5, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 31, 2013 - Marlene F. Jones of Cape Coral, FL passed away March 27, 2013. Marlene was born August 31, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio. Marlene and her husband Paul (deceased) were residents of Cape Coral since 1965. Marlene is survived by her children, Reg (Joan) Jones of Mission Viejo, CA, Michael (Linda) Jones of Tavernier, FL, Randy (Karen) Jones of Canton, GA, and Robin (Don) Dillard of Tallahassee, FL. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2013at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marlene's loving memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 2439 Diplomat Pkwy, Cape Coral. 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, April 24, 2005 - Marvin D. Jones, Jr., 77, of Cape Coral died Saturday morning in Cape Coral. He was born in Connellsville, PA and moved her in 1988 coming from Maryland. He was a member of McGregor Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, he was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Survivors include his wife, Betty, sons, Daniel F. of Laurel, MD and Douglas D. of Boca Raton, FL; daughters, Diane Cullember and Dale King of Cape Coral; sister, Lorraine Klonar of McClean, VA; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 11:00 in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. John Davis officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 24, 1943 - Negro Pioneer Dies Mellisa S. Jones, 92-year-old negro pioneer citizen of Safety Hill, died Friday night at her home at 116 Anderson Avenue.  She had lived in Fort Myers for 42 years and was ative in the establishment of the Jones-Walker Hospital for negroes in Lee County.  She is survived by six daughters, Clara Session of Fort Myers, Cora Gardner of Dayton, Ohio, Gertrude Epps of New York,Charlotte Kinsler of West Palm Beach, Ida Craig of Tampa and Luna Price of Cape Palmas, Liberia, Africa.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 30, 2010 - Mildred O. "Millie" Jones, 71, of Fort Myers passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Born and raised in Fort Myers, Millie graduated from Fort Myers H.S. in 1957. She later worked at the Hilton Grand Vacations on Sanibel Island for over 25 years. Millie was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Fort Myers and the SWFL Orchid Society. She was a generous, kind, outgoing person that loved family, friends, work and gardening.Mildred is survived by 2 loving sisters Ann Lacy and Helen Jones; beloved brother Johnny (Barbara) Jones; 1 niece Michelle (Erik) John of Ft. Lauderdale; 3 nephews James E. Lacy Jr., John (Christy) D. Jones III of Ft. Lauderdale, Michael (Patricia) M. Jones of Ft. Lauderdale and several grand nieces and grand nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Louise Jones.A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home between the hours of 5-7 PM and Saturday, 9-10 AM with service and burial to follow. Contributions may be made to the 1st United Methodist Church of Fort Myers or SWFL Orchid Society.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 14, 2002 - Patricia Clarke Jones, 69, of North Fort Myers, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Lee Memorial Hospital. A native of the Fort Myers area, she was a 1951 graduate of Ft. Myers High School, and a member of the North Fort Myers First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Carroll Jones in 1985. She is survived by her children, Deborah J. Justus , Patricia J. Copeland and Glen R. (Grace) Jones; five grandchildren, Edwin Carroll Snyder, Glen R. Jones, Jr., William Noel Justus, Daniel Holcomb and Thomas Jones; brother, Albert F. Clarke and sister, Sonya Spray. She is also survived by a very special friend, Mr. John C. Land of Fort Myers. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the North Fort Myers First Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 20, 2006 - Paul Jones Jr., 86, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away December 19, 2006. He was born January 24, 1920 in San Angelo, Texas the son of Paul and Lois (Keenan) Jones Sr. Paul served in the United States Air Force retiring in 1965. He graduated from Texas A&M, West Point and Cal Tech. He had lived in Cape Coral for 42 years. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife Marlene Jones of Cape Coral, FL, 4 loving children, Reg (Joan) Jones of Mission Viejo, CA, Michael (Linda) Jones of Goshen, Indiana, Randy (Karen) Jones of Canton, GA and Robin (Don) Dillard of Tallahassee, FL, 1 sister Margaret Vest of Dallas, TX, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home with a service beginning at 1:30 PM in the chapel. Entombment will immediately follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's loving memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, Florida 33909. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida 33904, (239)-542-3161. 
    Fort. Myers News-Press, August 3, 2003 - Robert "Bobby" A. Jones, 70, died August 1, 2003 at Hope Hospice at Shellpoint in Ft. Myers. He was born August 2, 1932 in Rome, Georgia the son of George and Irene (Davis) Jones. He was predeceased by one son Rodney (Larry) L. Jones. He had lived in Ft. Myers since 1955. He and his beloved wife Elizabeth were married July 25, 1950 in Buchanan, Georgia. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 53 years Elizabeth, three sons Robert (Brenda) Jones, Glenn Jones, and Kenneth Jones, one daughter Pamela Harlacher, 14 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Monday, August 4, 2003 from 1-2 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday at 2:00 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery with a reception immediately following in the Lee Memorial Park Reception Lounge. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions in Robert's loving memory be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home

Fort Myers News-Press, September 7, 2005 - Samuel David (S.D.) Jones, Jr., of Cherrylog, GA died Wednesday, August 31, on his 90th birthday at his home, after a long illness. Born in Fort Myers in 1915, he was the son of the late Samuel David and Nellie Barfield Jones. He attended Gwynne Institute and graduated from Fort Myers High School where he was a linebacker on the Green Wave football team. He worked of the Fort Myers Post Office and retired as Postmaster of the N. Fort Myers Post Office in 1970. He was a 53 year member of the Rabe O. Wilkison American Legion ost 38 of Fort Myers, having served in World War II in the 6th Marine Division in the Pacific. He was also a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County. S.D. was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bolick Jones, a son, Thomas David "Buddy" Jones, sisters, Laura Nettie Jones Whidden and Elvine Jones. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Margaret "Peggy Nell" and George Shaw of Cherrylog, and Elizabeth "Beth" Singley of Powder Springs, GA; brother and sister-in-law James and Mae Jones of Garner, NC; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 18, at 2 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cherrylog with Rev. Paul Mims, pastor officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Jones may be made to: Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Cherrylog, GA 30522 or Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc., 70 Caring Way, Jasper, GA 30143. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press June 28, 2009 - Walter Harrell Jones, a native of Fort Myers, died June 20, 2009 in Oregon. His survivors include Anne, his wife of 50 years, and his children, Charles (Lisa) Jones of Juneau, AK and Linda (Tom) Fenske of Corvallis, OR; 6 grandchildren; and his sister Nancye (Kenneth) Clark, Tallahassee.Walter attended FMHS, graduating from Leon High School and from Florida State University, receiving the Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence. A member of Beta Gamma Sigma, he retired from a successful management career in Atlanta, moved to Corvallis in 2001 to be near family. Memorial donations: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 121 W. Fireweed Ln. Ste.100, Anchorage, AK 99503.

The Fort Myers News, January 16, 1930 - Funeral services for Mrs. W. Ashby Jones, who had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 35 years and who died at Victoria hospital in Miami yesterday as the result of kidney complications, will be held in Richmond, Va., tomorrow afternoon from the home of her son, W. Ashby Jones, Jr. Mrs. Jones was taken to Miami last week to undergo medical treatment by Dr. Ernest Bostelman. Early in the fall she had suffered from an attack of pneumonia, but had completely recovered from the bad effects of this illness upon her arrival in Fort Myers from the regular winter season. Her death came as a surprise to her many Fort Myers friends. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, W. Ashby Jones, by her son, W. Ashby Jones, Jr., and a grandson, W. Ashby Jones III.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 18 2005 - Wayne James Jones, age 89, of LaBelle passed away March 14, 2005 in Lehigh Acres. He was born October 31, 1915 in Kortright, NY to Charles A. Jones and Martha A. McClanahan Jones. Wayne was a veteran of the Army Air Force and served during WWII. He was a member of Masons fro 32 years, the Elks and the American Legion for 57 years. Wayne was a lifelong resident of Krotright before moving to LaBelle 27 years ago. Survivors include his nephews; Ralph C. Jones, Jr. of LaBelle and Donald C. Jones of Lake Toxaway, NC, nieces; Marion Hoagland of Grand Gorge, NY & Port Charlotte and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister; Mildred Dayton, brothers; Lynn Jones, Ralph C. Jones Sr. and Paul H. Jones and a nieces Bette Hesse. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 19, 2005, 3:30 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. George Rodriguez officiating. Visitation will be from 2-3:30, prior to start of services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Davenport Cemetery in Davenport, NY at a later date. The Jones family would like to extend a special thanks to the A-Wing for the excellent care Wayne received at Cross Key Manor. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.

The Fort Myers Press, July 11, 1907 - Death of Mrs. A P Jordan-- The entire State press deeply sympathize with Bro. A. P. Jordan of Punta Gorda in the death of his beloved wife. The death of Mrs. Jordan occurred at her late residence on Cross street, on Sunday morning last, after a long illness, her death, however, being somewhat unexpected. She leaves her husband, four sons and one daughrer to mourn her loss. The funeral of Mrs. Jordan was held in the Episcopal church on Sunday afternoon. The beautiful services were conducted by the Rev. Rudolph Stahley. The pallbearers were: Gen. A. W. Gichrist, Judge F. K. Adams, Dr. G. H. Perine, R. L. Earnest, F. R. Blount and Wm. Demere. Mrs. Jordan was a woman to whom belonged not only the gentler graces, but also the positive virtues of a Christian character. She possessed a sweet simplicity, a quiet reserve. But to her life was a reality. She felt the obligations, accepted them cheerfully and fulfilled them faithfully. She contributed of her strength to what lay before her, whether of duty to her or the other objects of her devotion. She was of a strong, religious nature. She was happy and loving, a devoted wife and mother, self-sacrificing, loyal to her friends and to her Master.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 10, 2003 - Henry Lee Jordan, 66, of Ft. Myers, died on July 1, 2003. He was born April 6, 1937 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Rosie Lee Jordan. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 15 years Tressie D. Jordan, one brother, L.C. Jordan, two sisters Jessie Mae Blakely and Sara Willis all of Americus, Georgia. One brother-in-law, Glover Nelson, one sister-in-law, Frances Nelson, Seven children, Angelo Ruth, Linda Spikes, Tim Jordan, and Sheila Jordan all of Ft. Myers, and Cynthia Jordan of Sanford, FL., six step children, Daniel Thomas of Columbia, SC., Lester Thomas, Jr., Randall Thomas, Chalisa Griffin, Charlotta Mitchell and Milton Thomas all of Ft. Myers, FL. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Saturday July 12, 2003 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, FL (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 11, 2013 - Jack Jordan, born July 9, 1938 in LaFollette, Tennessee died October 6, 2013 at home in Fort Myers, Florida of cancer. Jack was the son of the late Vurl and Rose Jordan and was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Jordan. He graduated from Glen Burnie High School Class of 1956. Jack served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service and was discharged from active duty in 1961. He returned to work in the family business V. Jordan Lumber Co. in Glen Burnie, MD and continued to serve in the Naval Reserves. Upon his move to Florida, Jack was the manager and president of his family business, Swan Lake Mobile Home Village in North Fort Myers, Florida. He was a member of the Marley Park Church of the Nazarene, renamed Grace Pointe Community Church and relocated to Severn, MD. He loved and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Myers, He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 53 years, June Cline Jordan; father of Steven (Michelle) Jordan of Fort Myers, Kent (Denise) Jordan of Churchville, MD and Tara (Michael) Clark of Elkridge, MD; grandfather of Christina Jordan Harris (Jamie), Christopher (Ashley) Jordan, Courtney Glick, Weston, Elise, Dalton and Wyatt Jordan, Kendyll and Kelsie Clark, Rik and Bethani Cramer and great grandson, Josish Jordan; a sister, Carolyn Bowers, of Westminster, MD; and nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held November 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Myers, Florida. Burial will be in the Field of Honor in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the choirs of Grace Pointe Community Church in Severn, MD or First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Myers, FL. The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press, May 6, 2000 - James Carl Jordan Sr., of Sanibel died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2000 at Lee Memorial Hospital. Carl was born June 10, 1932 on Sanibel Island and has been a lifelong resident. He was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and enjoyed life to the fullest. He is survived by his wife, Mozella Jordan, four sons, James C. Jordan, Jr. and his wife Marguerite of Sanibel, Harry Jordan of Coleman, FL, Anthony Jordan of PA and Timothy Jordan of Fort Myers, daughters-in-law, Debbie Jordan of Fort Myers, Beverly Balk of Cape Coral, Laurie Kunkel-Jordan of WI; mother and step-father Regina and Walter Smith of Fort Myers; four sisters, Pearl West and husband David of Sanibel, Odell Abercrombie and her husband Ronald of Fort Myers, Regina Woodard and husband James of Fort Myers, Sandra Davis and husband Larry of Fort Myers, and Joyce Fetsch and husband Russell of Bonita Springs, and brother John Smith and wife Joanne of Fort Myers. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, Alicia, Angel, Lena, Akesha, Christina, Brandon, Ashley, Michael, Joey, Matthew, Jamar, Samantha, and Heather, six great-grandchildren, Keana, Travon, Jayda, Tyeson, Caymen and Tyler; and devoted Uncle Harry G. Walker of MD, Aunt Virgil V. Fuller of Fort Myers, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 9, 2007 - Mozella B. Jordan, a faithful servant and child of God, died peacefully on Saturday May 5, 2007 at HealthPark Hospital of Fort Myers with her family, friends and clergy by her side. Mozella was born on September 23, 1933 in Florence, South Carolina. A long time resident of Sanibel and member of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, she was very much loved and respected, and will certainly be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband James, grandchild Corey, her parents Moses Belin and Sally Woodbury, two sisters; Blanche and Myrtle and two brothers Herman and Douglas. Mozella attended Gibbs High School in Pamplico, SC where she participated in the high school band as a majorette and played on the Girls Basketball team. She also attended the Holiness Church of Pamplico where she sung in the church choir and played piano. Mozella first came to Sanibel in 1950 to work together with her Mother at the Casa Ybel Resort. There she met and later married her late husband James Carl Jordan. Over the years, Mozella honed and developed her culinary skills and soon became a much in-demand Caterer on the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva, one of her many passions in life. In her earlier life, Mozella actively fought together with others, for equal opportunity for all men, women and children to have equal access to education, housing and job opportunities . Mozella also joined and participated in the ranks of Island supporters for the incorporation of Sanibel. Mozella's life has always been devoted to serving God, her Family and her Community She built very strong bonds within the community and was active in the pursuit of education for all ages. She was an active member of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel, where she loved to worship, sing and attend bible study. She was also an active member of the Zonta Club of Sanibel. Mozella shared her talents and spread faith and goodwill to all those who encountered her. Her love for her community, family and friends was unconditional and unfettered and will be sadly missed. Mozella is survived by her sons; James Jr. (Marguerite), Harry (Peggy), Anthony (Debbie), Timothy (Laurie) and daughter Dianne, also grandchildren Alicia, Angel, Lena, Akesha, Christina, Brandon, Ashley, Michael, Joey, Matthew, Jamar, Samantha, and Heather and great grandchildren; Keana, Travon, Jayda, Tyeson, Janessa, Amarion, Cayman and Tyler and many loving and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Florida. Please carpool if possible. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Summerlin and Colonial. Friends may gather with the Family on Sunday evening May 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Memorial gifts in her honor may be made to the Madden Education Fund of Saint Michael's Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Fort Myers News-Press, February 1, 2000 - Rebekah Mary "Beco" Hail Jordan died January 28, 2000, at Fort Myers, Florida. Rebekah Mary was born in Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China, on July 3, 1917, the twin sister of Alicia Gordon Hail. Her parents resided in China, where her father, Dr. William James Hail, was Dean of Yale-in-China. Her mother, Alice Inghram Hail, returned to Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, with the four children after the expulsion of foreigners by the Chinese War Lords. After Dr. Hail closed the school, he returned to Wooster, Ohio, where the family settled, and he became head of the History Department of the College of Wooster. Beco completed work on her undergraduate degree at Wooster in three years, and the fourth college year was spent at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts, where she earned her Master of Arts degree in 1939. After returning to Wooster, she taught at Wooster High School until her marriage in 1947. She returned to teaching at Merion Mercy Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, for 16 years until her retirement in 1983. In 1986 she and her husband moved to the Landings at Fort Myers, where she enjoyed boating, duplicate bridge, social bridge and golf. She was the reporter for the Ladies Nine Hole Golf group for ten years. Beco was a talented writer and furnished a monthly column to the 'Happy Landings' newspaper. An infant son, William James Hail Jordan; her twin sister, Alicia Hail Fabens; and an older sister, Elisabeth Hail Quinby, predeceased her. She is survived by a brother, William James Hail, Jr.; her husband, Richard D. Jordan III; a son, Richard D. Jordan IV of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Victoria Riegert and her husband, Paul of Cherry Hill, NJ; two granddaughters, Michelle Harris of Wichita, KS, and Leigh Jordan of Lawrence, KS; and two great-granddaughters, Madelynne Nicole and Emily Jordan Harris. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Thursday, February 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Wooster, Ohio, at a later date.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 16, 1962 - Samuel A. Jordan, 85, a resident of Bonita Springs, died yesterday. He had made his home in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs for the past 20 years. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Boita Springs Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Thomas officiating. Pallbearers will be Ted C. Samann, R. A. Lawhorn, Sr, George Randolph and Leon Black. Interment will be in Bonita Springs Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 2002 - William 'Bill' Jordan, USAF RET, 80, of Fort Myers, completed his final tour of duty on Jan. 14, 2002. He was born in Jersey city, NJ on March 17, 1921 to the late William J. and Mae Jordan. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 57 years, Blanche; children: Carol Bullock (Paul), Connie Crawford (Bob), William J. Jordan III (Katherine), Colin Allenby (Eda); grandchildren: Shawn (Debbie) and Drew Allenby. During WWII he was an Ace Pilot credited with destroying 6 1/2 enemy aircraft. Nicknamed 'Lucky' for the name on his P-47 Thunderbolt. He flew 200 missions with the 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force in Europe, completing two tours of duty with the same aircraft. In Korea, he flew a P-51 Mustang on 100 missions with the 40th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with three Bronze Clusters and the Air Medal with three Silver Clusters. He worked for Bill Smith,Inc., for 15 years as Commercial Sales Manager, retiring in 1975. Bill was a founding member of St. Hilary's and his family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Hilary's Episcopal. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home.
    Hodges-Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, FL - Randal Joseph 77, of Lehigh Acres died September 14, 2013. His family will receive friends on Friday September 27th from 5 to 7 PM at the Hodges-Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 28, 2013 at 1130AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery 12777 SR 82 Ft. Myers. Condolences may be expressed at www.farleyfuneral.com
      Allen Carleton Joy, 73, of St James City passed away Monday, April 1, 2013. Born in Troy, NY to Dorothy and Gerald C. Joy, Allen received an Associate's Degree from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, MI. He also served as a Navy Corpsman attached to Fleet Marine Force. Most of Allen's working life was with the Grand Trunk Railroad as a trainman retiring in 2002. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Karen; 2 loving children Heather and Steve; 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many, many friends.  A visitation will be held on Friday, April 5th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery between the hours of 10 – 12pm with service and entombment to follow.

       Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2012 - World renowned Chinese brush artist I-Hsiung Ju died at his home in North Fort Myers after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Chow-Soon Chuang, eldest daughter Doris Ju, second daughter Helen Ju, third daughter Jane Ju and son-in-law Weijan Chi, granddaughter Chienyn Chi, youngest daughter Grace Ju and son-in-law Garth Miller, granddaughter Zea Miller and grandson Noah Miller. Professor Emeritus Ju was in his ninetieth year. He devoted his life to the study and teaching of painting and worked tirelessly to promote Chinese culture. Born in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, at fifteen he joined the guerilla resistance against the Japanese Army. As a student of art at the wartime campus of Xiamen University he put on exhibitions of paintings, created theatrical productions, published poetry and woodcuts. After graduation he followed his Xiamen sweetheart Chow Soon Chuang to the Philippines where they married in 1947. There the couple taught school and received their masters' degrees at Santo Tomas University. Prof Ju worked hard to promote Filippino/Chinese cultural exchange, organizing study tours to Taiwan and helping Taiwan artists to exhibit in the Philippines. In 1968 he moved with his family to the United States at the invitation of the University of Connecticut, and became a visiting professor at four New England State Universities. A year later he joined the art department at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. He and his wife also established the Art Farm in Lexington to teach Chinese calligraphy and brush painting, culinary arts, flower arrangement and other aspects of Chinese culture. After retiring in 1989 he worked to expand the understanding of Chinese culture by taking groups of students to China. He was constantly in demand around the country to lecture and exhibit his paintings of flowers, birds and landscapes. In October of 2011 he lectured and exhibited at Washington & Lee University. In January of 2012 he gave a workshop to the Sarasota Sumi-e Society, teaching until shortly before he became sick. Now, following a lifetime dedicated to fostering Chinese culture round the world, he is asleep in the Lord's arms.Viewing and funeral service are on Friday, March 23 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, Cape Coral starting at 5 PM. There will be a Memorial Service on July 7 in Princeton, NJ.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 31, 1936 - Orson B. Judd, 43-year-old lunchstand operator died yesterday at the Lee Memorial Hospital as the result of pneumonia. He had been sick since Sunday. Judd came to Fort Myers eight years ago from Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Judd, two daughters, Mrs. Grace Wheeler and Miss Ester Judd, a brother Cecil M. Judd of Cchicago and his mother, Mrs. Carrie B. Ashley. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of the arrangements. August 1, 1936--Funeral services for Orson Judd, lunchstand proprietor, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. C. T. Tew will be in charge of the services while the Redmen will conduct rites at the graveside in the Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 9, 1938 - Thomas Hullet Judson, 75-year-old retired lumber dealer from Elmira, N. Y., and a visitor in Fort Myers for 18 years, died yesterday at Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of two weeks. The body was shipped last night by the Spooner and Engel-hardt funeral home to Elmira for services and interment. Mr. Judson, a guest at the Morgan hotel, was accompanied by a son, William R. Judson of Westfield, N. J., and a daughter, Mrs. Isabel J. McCaslin and Mr. MacCaslin of Elmira. Mr. Judson is survived by two other sons, Edgar T. and Thomas H. Judson, jr, of Westfield, and another daughter, Mrs. Francis Janowsky of Elmira.

Harry Lancelot Hugh Julian. (OBE, QSM, JP) Passed away on October 27, 2012, at home. Dearest love of June for 68 wonderful years. Most beloved father to Barbara, Lance, Susan, and Sharon. Loving Gramps of his 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was born with a love of the sea and ships, which led to a long, interesting and fulfilled life. The service will be held at St. Mary's Church in Parnell on Thursday November 1, at 2.30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mercy Hospice, Ponsonby, would be appreciated
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 18, 2010 - Joseph Juliano, 89, of Cape Coral died Friday, July 16, 2010. Formerly of Little Silver, N.J., he had resided here for the past 28 years. A decorated veteran serving in the Infantry during World War II, he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lois; two sons, Vernon Juliano and John (Liz) Juliano; two daughters, Joanne Pernal and Carolle Juliano; seven grandchildren, Jamie Gettis, Joel Gettis, Jean Juliano, Matthew Pernal, Joe Juliano, Tyler Juliano and Nicole Juliano; and three great-grandchildren, Cara Pirkey, Jessica Pirkey and Milo Pernal. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 20, at noon, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 31, 2005 - John B. "Johnny" Jump, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Hospice in Naples. He was born in Levy County, FL August 16, 196. he was a resident of Immokalee over 70 years. A lifetime cattleman, his greatest joy was to be out in the pasture with his cattle. His loving support of First United Methodist Church is recognized by his own designated hat rack in the lobby. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary Jane, brother Rathal Flint, sister Audrey Sisco, daughter Sallie Ann Jump Watson, granddaughter Rainey Higginbotham, and great-grandson Scott Crump. He is survived by son Gene Crump (Joyce), daughters Jo Parker (Rusty) and Susan Almon (Fred), nine grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren, and sister Sally Kirkland. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Immokaee, 9:30 AM Monday, Jan. 2, 2006. Service will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Peggy Benson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299, Deltona, FL 32728. The family entrusted care to Brister Funeral Home, Immokalee, FL (239) 657-3500

  Fort Myers News-Press, October 17, 2010 - Richard (Dick) Jungferman, Sr., North Ft. Myers, passed away Oct 13, quietly surrounded by his family. Born in Springfield, IL, Dec 14, 1936 to Vern Sr. and Eva Bryant Jungferman, he moved to Ft. Myers in 1938. Dick graduated from Ft. Myers High School and Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl. He joined the Florida National Guard in 1953 and the US Air Force in 1954, retiring as a MSGT after 20 years. Dick was predeceased by half-brother Leo and half-sister Barbara and half-brother Fred Carlisle and survived by half-brother Ray Carlisle. He is also survived by Patricia, his wife of 56 years, Richard Jr. (Lynn), Michael, Stephen (Lisa), Mary Kay, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, his brother Vern Jr. (Joretha), nephews Donald (Sherri) and Sonny (Kathy), nieces Drinda, Tricia (Roy) and Verna, uncle Richard Bryant, several cousins, and extended family Larry and Barbara Nichols. Dick and Pat owned several businesses in Orlando and after relocating in Ft. Myers in 1987 renewed friendships with classmates from school. He was a member and volunteer of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Dick enjoyed his life and had few regrets. He left a host of friends and family and always felt blessed. We will celebrate his life on Nov 6, 2010, 1:30 to 4:30 at First Christian Church of Ft Myers Fellowship Hall, 2061 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Florida Historical Society, P.O. Box 1381, Ft. Myers, 33902

Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2009 - Alice J. Justham, age 85, of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Fort Myers, FL. She moved to Fort Myers with her parents the late Sheldon W. and the Erika L. (Smith) Pritchard in 1953. She was a legal secretary in Fort Myers as well as devoting herself to raising her family as a homemaker. Survivors include her sons Douglas E. (Ginger) Milsap, D.D.S. of Fort Myers, Larry D. Justham of Alva, FL, Bruce O. (Mary Jane) Justham of Tallahassee, Fl, Donald O. (Debra) Justham Jr., of Wake Forest, NC; her brother, Sheldon W. Pritchard Jr., her sisters, Betty Wulf and Doris Davidson; her grandchildren; Eric D. (Kayla) Justham, Jennifer Danielle Justham, Tracy (DJ) Romanschuk, Lauren (Jeremy) Bohn, Craig Justham, Christopher Milsap, Michelle (Matt) Ramsey, Ryan Justham and Kelli Justham and her great-grandchildren, Addison Faith Justham, Olivia Ramsey, Emma Grace Ramsey and Zachary Owen Justham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Owen Justham Sr. and her sister Ruth Gowens.

 

 

 

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