Myers News-Press, October 21, 2007 - Lisa Joan
79, of Cape Coral, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007. She was born
September 30, 1928 in New York City, NY and moved to Cape Coral from
Long Island in 1977. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic
Church and the Italian-American Club.Mrs. LaBarbera is survived by her
husband of 61 years, Frank LaBarbera; three sons: Michael and his wife,
Colleen of Newburgh, IN, Glenn and his wife, Barbara of Lake Geneva, WI
and Ronald and his wife, Kristina of Islip, NY; two sisters: Charlotte
Arcuni and husband, Joseph of Cape Coral and Annette Murphy and
husband, Edward of Cape Coral; two brothers: Thomas Paterno and wife,
Frances of Houston, TX and Robert Paterno and wife, Kelly, also of
Houston, TX; eleven grandchildren: Deborah, Christopher, Michael, Dawn,
Danielle, Ryan, A.J., Logan, Courtney, Landon and Michelle and two
great grandchildren: Joey and Mia..Mass of Christian Burial will be
Celebrated at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at St. Katharine
Drexel Catholic Church with burial to follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 at Fuller-Cape
Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd.
10, 1932 - The body of W. W. Dad Lacy was
Shelbyville, Tenn., late yesterday afternoon for burial. It will reach
there tomorrow morning and funeral services will be held during the
afternoon. Lawrence A. Powell had charge of preparing the body for
shipment. Mr. Lacy, a barber here for 10 years, died suddenly Thursday
afternoon at his room on Second street. A wife and sister, both in
Shelbyville, survive. Mr. Lacy was known to hundreds of Fort Myers
persons and many visited the funeral parlors yesterday to pay their
last respects to an old friend.
November 21, 2002 - Berah Rennolds Lamb (Mrs. Clyde Lamb), 94, born December 7, 1907 at Hansford, Florida (where the Methodist camp is located on SR 78 east of Alva and west of Fort Denaud, Florida) has died at home November 16, 2002, just three weeks short of her 95th birthday. The Rennolds homestead was named after Hansford in honor of Berah's Grandfather Edwin Hansford Rennolds who was chaplain of (he Florida Senate for several terms at the turn of the century. She was a lifelong resident of Lee County, as the family moved to Lee County when Lee County was divided into Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties in the 1920's. She was in the first graduating class of Alva High School, along with two others. She often told of graduating as her class Salutorian, and that her son would say 'But Mama, there were only three of you!' Berah married Frank Louis Sibley of Alma, Georgia when he came to Fort Myers to work on the railroad. They moved to Alma where her four sons were born. Berah married Clyde Lamb in 1936. Clyde was also a graduate of Alva High School and a veteran of World War I. For many years he delivered mail on 'Rural Route 2', which included most of Lee County along the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers to Alva, along both sides of the river. Clyde died in 1961. Berah was a school teacher in Lee County elementary schools for her entire professional career. She was given her teaching exam as a young woman by J. Colin English himself. She began her teaching career at Baysbore Elementary School ( original Samville/Woodrow site), moved to Gwynne Institute in Ft. Myers, taught one year at Tropic Isles Elementary, then moved to Edgewood Elementary, and finished up her teaching career at Allen Park Elementary. She enjoys the distinction of having taught more children to read than any other teacher in the history of Lee County Schools. She was known to countless people through her wonderful storybook readings, in her classrooms, fellow teachers' classes, her own grandchildren, and as the storybook lady on Saturday afternoons a the old downtown Ft. Myers Library. She attended University of Florida and Florida Southern University, the hard way. Berah took a bus every week to Gainesville and on the weekends took the bus back to Fort Myers to cook and clean for her family. Berah received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1950, graduating Cum Laude. She was Southern Baptist and was for many years the sparkplug of the Junior Sunday School Ministry at First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers. She eventually moved to First Baptist Church of North Fort Myers (Evergreen Road) where she was the mainstay of the music ministry (both piano and organ) for nearly 20 years. Moving to Northside Baptist Church on Littleton Road, she continued her music ministry . Eventually she provided piano-playing support to the Bayshore community chapel, where she had originally started her church music ministry in the 1930's while a Bayshore area resident. In the 1990's she moved her membership to North Shore Alliance Church in her neighborhood. She continued to provide free piano lessons for interested children. Berah is survived by three of her four sons, Charles L. Sibley, Wilson R. Sibley, Clarence E. 'Gene' Sibley, nine grandchildren and eleven grandchildren, and her youngest brother Wilson Rennolds, who lived next door to her for the past forty years. Those who knew this devout woman truly believe the Lord's first words to her were, 'well done good and faithful servant,' Matthew 25:2 Ia. Few have enjoyed the great love and respect that Berah has earned. Her love of the Lord, the Lord's creation (she was an accomplished botanist and grower), her fellow humans, (both children and adults), and her family, were her crowning achievements. She was tireless, kind and selfless. She lived what she preached. If ever a saint lived, she was it. A memorial service will be conducted at North Shore Alliance Church, at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd, officiated by Rev. Robert Formica and Rev. Wayne Beeler. Following the service friends and family are invited to join us at Berah's home at 1560 Piney Road. She will be remembered by all those lives who have been touched by her having been on earth. Glorify the Lord by living your life by her example. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to North Shore Alliance Debt Retirement, the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Fund, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 30, 1935 - David Lamb, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Lamb of 1413 Monroe street, died last night of diptheria after an illness of three days. He is survived by a sister, Phoebe Alice. Funeral services will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, Inc.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 12, 1932 - Mrs.
Lamb, 57 years old, died early yesterday morning at her
residence at 1321 Katherine street. Survivors include her husband, who
operates a seed store here; two daughters, Miss Grace Lamb and Mrs. C.
E. Yawn, both of Fort Myers; two sons, Clyde Lamb of Fort Myers and
Edward Lamb of Dade City; her mother, Mrs. G. A. Price of Arcadia, and
a sister, Mrs. G. P. Lamb, also of Arcadia. Mrs. Lamb was born and
reared in Lake City, coming to Alva with her husband in 1910. Four
years later, the family moved to Fort Myers where they have since
resided. She was an active member of the Baptist church until stricken
with a lingering illness several months ago. Funeral services will be
held this afternon at 2:30 o'clock at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel.
Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemeetery. The Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor
of the Baptist church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be J. M.
Boring, Grover Gerald, C. H. Wade, J. S. Tarrer, J. D. McFerron and F.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2004-10-17 - Lois Kay Schelesslman-Lambert, 61, of
Ft. Myers died Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at Ft. Myers. Mrs. Lambert, a
lifelong resident of Ft. Myers was born August 17, 1943 in Cincinnati,
Ohio and came to this area in 1954. She is survived by her husband
Edward F. "Shorty" Lambert of Ft. Myers; her sister Barbara (Billy,
Sr.) Ware of Alva; her niece Lesly (Darrin) Hudnull of St. Cloud, FL;
her nephew Billy (Cassie) Ware of Ft. Myers; her five grand nieces and
nephews; Ashley, Justin and Halley Hudnall; Teri and Britney Ware. She
was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Luretta Schelesselman
who founded the "Stanleys Army Navy Store". Memorial services will be
2:00 PM Monday, October 18, 2004 in the Anderson Funeral HOme, 3654
Palm Beach Blvd., with Chaplain John O'Bannon officiating.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, October 17, 1951 -- Mrs. Aileen E. Lancaster, 29, died at her home in Page Park yesterday. Surviving are her husband, Eldon C. Lancaster; two daughters, Wanda Joyce and Virginia Ellen; a son, Lamar Clyde, all of Fort Myers; her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. McClenithan of Bayshore; five sisters, Mrs. Viola Mathis, Mrs. Hazel Mathis, Mrs. Mildred Singletary, all of Fort Myers; Mrs. June Stephens of St. Augustine, Miss Norma McClenithan, Fort Myers; and a brother, Eldredge McClenithan, Fort Myers. Funeral services willbe held today at 4 pm at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Ray officiating. Pallbearers will be J. P. Seago, George Soto, Nick Kelly, S. O. Sloan, Hershel Coons, Willie Long. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
News-Press, July 4, 2012 - Lamar C.
Lancaster, 71, passed away on July 4, 2012. Born on December
18, 1940, he
was a life long resident of
Fort Myers News-Press, 21 Nov 2006 -- Susan Addine Stokes Lancaster, born 1910 in Felda, Florida went to be with the Lord November 18, 2006.She lived most of her life in Felda. She was a Charter Member of Felda Baptist Church. She was active in the Order of Eastern Star in Immokalee for many years. She was on the Election Poll in Felda for many years. She was loved and respected by her church and community.She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Lancaster, two children Helen Joyce Shoults and Bernard K. Lancaster, granddaughter Susan Hoover, two sisters Carman L. Townsend, and Nita Rimes, three brothers Allison, Frances, and Lester Stokes. She is survived and truly missed by two daughters Lois and (John) Dail, Virginia A. Dail, two sons Thomas and (Frieda) Lancaster, Norman and (Janice) Lancaster, 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and a sister Virginia L. Boney.Friends will be received on November 21, 2006 from 6-8 PM at Akin-Davis in LaBelle.Services will be on November 22, 2006 at Felda Baptist Church at 3 PM.
Fort Myers News - Press--8/23/2007
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS -- David
F. Land Jr., 79, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Aug.
18, 2007. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral
Chapel. Interment: Memory Gardens in Parker County. Visitation: The
family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bro. David was born to David F. Land Sr. and Devola Gill Land on Feb.
9, 1928, in Fort Myers, Fla. He was ordained a bishop in 1953 at the
age of 25. As a minister in The Church of God of Prophecy for 60 years,
he pastored churches in Moore Haven, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and
Bokeelia, Fla. He also pastored churches in Gillette, Wyo.;
Coffeyville, Kan.; and Hurst, Dallas and Mineral Wells. The Rev. Land
was married Sept. 21, 1952, to Velma Lola Butler in Ocoee, Fla. Their
union was blessed with four daughters, Sherry, Joy, Lisa and Davee.
They were also blessed with 19 grandchildren, Sherry and Jim Springer's
children, Marleila, Mark, Mishawnna, Micah and Malachi; Joy and Tony
Wallen's children, Jill, Kerry, Katey, Anthony, Jordan, Jacob, Kendra,
Caleb, Kiersten, Joshua, Kyler and Kammie; Lisa and Tim Raines'
children, Matthew and Nicholas; Davee and Cary Clark are just recently
married. Two extra blessings were their great-grandchildren, Zoey Paige
and Macy Jill Miller. David was preceded in death by his parents; and
brother, Blaine .
Fort Myers News-Press August 31, 2010 John Carlos Land, Sr., 79, a Fort Myers native born and raised, passed away on Sat., Aug. 28, 2010. He was born on November 12, 1930, served in the U.S. Navy & U.S. Army as corporal in the ASA during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. He owned & operated Land Auto Supply from 1973 to present. An avid outdoorsmen, he enjoyed hunting & fishing with family. He will be greatly missed & mourned by all. John is survived by his brother, Frank (Nancy) Land; sons: John C. Land, Jr. and Race A. (Alma) Land, Sr.; daughter, Denise Land Fox; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Mae Nottingham Land; daughter, infant girl Land; his parents, D. Frank Land, Sr. & Devola Land; brothers: Blaine Land & Rev. David Land, Jr. Visitation for family & friends will be held from 6-9pm on Wed., Sept. 1, 2010 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held the following day at 11:00am with burial following at Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Land, Jr., John Land, III, Race Land, Sr., Race Land, Jr., David Fox, Jr., David Fox, III and Robert Soto. Honorary Pallbearers: Frank Land, Gary Carter, Lester Conrad, Paul Meloy, John Ammons, John Lorenz and Larue Price. Please visit: www.andersonpatterson.comto express condolences
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 31, 2009 Margaret E. Land, 93, life-long pioneer resident of Fort Myers passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Nathan "Shorty" and Bertha Blasingim. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Finley Land, son, John Finley Land, Jr., sister, Lorraine Jones, brothers, Clyde "Buck" Blasingim, James "Bootie" Blasingim, and grandson Ron Gall. Survivors include her sister, Etta Roan, and daughters Sue Johns (Gary) and Eldora Land, along with numerous nieces and nephews and a host of beloved friends.Formerly Margaret was a business owner of Johnny's Car Wash in Fort Myers and established the first laundromat on Pine Island. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Myers.Services will be conducted at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida, 33907, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. A private internment will follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press June 14, 2010 Arthur William "Art" Lane, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully at age 91 on June 9, 2010. He was born at 30 Mount Pleasant Street in Rockport, MA, on April 30, 1919, to parents Chester Leroy and Edna Rowe Lane. He was baptized in the United Methodist Church where he was a member during the years Rockport was his home. Art married his one true love, Constance (Connie) Cahoon, Christmas Day 1936. They resided in Rockport and Gloucester, MA, until 1952 when they moved their family to Miami, FL. While in Massachusetts, Art was employed as a Woolworth's Department Store Manager, a carpenter, an assembler at Boston Woven Hose and a building contractor. As a contractor, he worked with George W. Harvey as supervisor of construction for many multiple service buildings and residences for the government. Later, he built homes for private individuals. Art proudly served our country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. After moving to Miami, Art was employed as a sales professional, traveling the country selling aluminum products. In 1962, he became General Manager of what was then the world's largest manufacturing plant for aluminum windows and relocated to Moultrie, GA. Art later returned, with his family, to south Florida where he and his son started their own aluminum company. From 1970 to 1982, Art and wife, Connie, owned and operated Memory Lane Antiques and Garden Center in Davie. After retiring, Art and Connie made their home in Pine Island, FL, where they spent many wonderful years entertaining family and friends before moving to Cape Coral, N. Fort Myers and Fort Myers. Not content to be idle, Art bought, sold and financed Lee County real estate well into his eighties. Art enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, playing checkers and cards, as well as many years of RV traveling throughout North America with Connie. His love of Rockport and Gloucester was evidenced by the fact that he summered there annually after moving to Florida, maintaining life-long friends like William Taliadoros and George Witham. Art was a collector of New England art and appreciated the beauty of nature. He supported The Rockport Art Association, The North Shore Arts Association and the Thatcher Island Association. Art completed his autobiography in 2009. He was a kind, hard-working man and a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his cherished family and friends.Art is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 73 years, Constance (Connie); son, Jan Lane (Karen) of Pembroke Pines, FL; daughter, Janelle Messana (Charles) of Pembroke Pines, FL; daughter, Janeene Albin (David) of Fort Myers, FL; grandson, C.A. Messana (Martha) of Plantation, FL; granddaughter, Lisa Lane of Pembroke Pines, FL; granddaughter, Laska Ryan (Michael) of Fort Myers, FL; granddaughter, Heidi Messana of Pembroke Pines, FL; grandson, Christian Messana (Melissa) of Parkland, FL; granddaughter, Constance Cordero of Fort Myers, FL; granddaughter-in-law, DeEtt Lane of Jupiter, FL; great-granddaughter, Tabitha Lane of Jupiter, FL; great-grandson, Christopher Messana of Plantation, FL; great-granddaughter, Courtney Lane of Jupiter, FL; great-granddaughter, Marisa Messana of Plantation, FL; great-grandson, Andrew Ryan of Fort Myers, FL; great-grandson, Zachary Lane of Pembroke Pines, FL; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Cordero of Fort Myers, FL; great-granddaughter, Grace Ryan of Fort Myers, FL; great-grandson, Jake Messana of Parkland, FL; nieces, Collette Beck-Re' (Eddie Re') of Cape Coral, FL and Sharon Marder (Harvey) of Boynton Beach, FL and many other dear nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Bernice E. Lane; cousin, Warren Rowe; half-brother, Thomas McDonald; cousin Kenneth Rowe; his beloved grandson, Scott A. Lane and cousin, Amy Rowe Kucharski.A private memorial service will be held for the family.
The News-Press, 7/8/2008-- Frances M. Lane, 90, of Fort Myers, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2008. She was a decorator in Fort Myers for many years. Frances was the oldest of 8, and survived by her daughter; Sandra Lane Blouse, and sister; Alice Marks, both of Fort Myers, and other siblings in North Carolina. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 10am at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777 SR82, Fort Myers, FL, with a funeral service to follow at 11am. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 21, 1934--John G. Lane, 70-year-old citrus grower, died yesterday morning at Fort Denaud after a lengthy illness. His body was brought to Fort Myers and funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the Engelhardt funeral home with Rev. Carlson of LaBelle officiating. Mr. Lane is survived by Mrs. G. A. Ayres and Mrs. L. B. Lane of North Plainfield, N. J. Pallbearers will be W. P. Henley, Nate G. Stout, R. Browning, Asa Townsend and J. B. McCann. Members of the Pythian lodge are asked to assist at the graveside ceremony
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-11-20 - Joseph J. Lane, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 at his residence in N. Ft. Myers. He was born in Providence, RI and served his country in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Lane made his home in Melville, NY for many years and was emplyed as an electrical engineer for Fairchild Republic in Farmingdale, NY before retiring to Florida in 1989. He was a Catholic and attended St. Francis Catholic Church, and was also a member of the Ft. Myers VFW. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen, his seven children, two brothers, a sister and 14 grandchildren. Military honors will be celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery next spring. Arrangements by Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater (800-467-7850).
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 29, 2004 - Donald J. Lang, 46, of Ft. Myers died Saturday December 25, 2004. He was born February 2, 1958 in Baltimore, MD. Don had been a resident of Ft. Myers since 1960. He was an avid stock car racing fan. He enjoyed working with his close friend Randy building race cars and he was crew chief for the Bruno-Fox Racing Team. Survivors include his wife Sharon, mother Leona Koerner, daughter Jamie (husband Mark) Wetherington, sons Donald J. Lang, II and William G. Lang, and his sister Jayne Lang all of Ft. Myers and one brother Robert Ray Lang of Maryland. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes & Crematory .
Caloosa Belle, 23 Feb 2006 -- Lucille Morris Langdale, 92, passed away Feb. 13, 2006 in Pahokee. She was born Dec. 17, 1913 in Winder, GA. The family moved to Moore Haven in the early 1920's. Survivors included her son and daughter-in-law Edward and Mary Langdale of Belle Glade; one sister, Gaynell Strickland of Moore Haven; two grandchildren, Susan Forrester (James, Jr.) of Okeechobee and Michael Langdale (Mercy) of Loxahatchee; two great-grandchildren, Patricia Hendrick of Okeechobee and James Forrester III (Julie) of Jupiter; three great-great grandchildren, Bailey and Hannah Hedrick of Okeechobee and Katelyn Forrester of Jupiter.She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Langdale; parents Joe and Leavy Morris; and a sister Eunice Simmons and brother Ronnie Morris.Graveside funeral services were held Feb. 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery with Chaplin Bob Moore officiating.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - March 17, 1961 Langford Rites Are Set Today Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie W. Langford, widow of the founder of the First National Bank and member of a pioneer Southwest Florida family, will be held at the Harvey Funeral Home at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. John J. Rooks of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Mrs. Langford died Wednesday at her home on Royal Palm Avenue at the age of 76. She had been in poor health for some time. She was the widow of Walter G. Langford, who organized the First National Bank in 1907 and served as its president until his death in 1920. Langford, a native of Live Oak, Fla., was an associate of the late John M. Roach, president of the Chicago Traction Co., in the development of Useppa Island and of citrus groves at Deep Lake, north of Everglades. He played a leading part in bringing the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to Fort Myers and persuaded many wealthy northerners to buy properties here. Mrs. Langford, the former Carrie Watson, was born at Lake Helen, Fla., Jan. 21, 1885 and came to what is now Collier County as a girl. At the age of 13 she and Langford, then 25, were married at Caxambas. Their home in Fort Myers was the large house on the southwest corner of First and Fowler Streets. As a widow in the late 1920's Mrs. Langford operated a restaurant on Broadway where the News-Press office is now. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Flaitz of Garden Grove, Calif., and Mrs. Robert T. Paul of Fort Myers; two brothers, Edgar E. Watson of Fort Myers and Lucius H. Watson of Miami; 6 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Joe B. Johnston, James E. Hendry III, Girard Kinzie, Carl R. Roberts, Coley Westbrook and Paul K. Weatherly. Honorary pallbearers will be Sidney Davis, Dr. H. Quillian JOnes, Sam W. Johnston, Charles S. Moore, Harry C. Stucky, Dr. C. J. Zimmerman and William L. de Bordenave.
FORT MYERS PRESS, June 25, 1908 - GEORGE LANGFORD DIES FROM A FALL Fell From a Wagon From The Effects Of Which He Died Saturday WAS A WELL LIKED YOUNG MAN In Perfect Health Was Suddenly Taken Away -- His Death Deplored By Everyone. Last Friday afternoon George W. Langford met with an accident that cost him his life. The sad affair cast a gloom over the entire city and was among the most deplorable accidents that ever occurred in this city. The facts in the case are about as follows: Friday afternoon the unfortunate young man was riding in the dray of D .Higginbotham, who was in the act of delivering a package to the residence of C. B. Yarbrough. The team passed in front of THE PRESS office, when the occupants exchanged some friendly greetings with the editor and drove on. About that time Lonnie Stewart came along and started for the dray with the intention of getting in same. The horse was driven along and the two men were watching Lonnie Stewart get in the rear of the wagon. Both men were standing behind the seat, which is somewhat elevated, and as the horse started to turn the corner in front of the store of R. A. Henderson, Stewart raised up on the dray. The speed of the horse was not fast, but in turning the corner all three men lost their balance and were thrown to the ground. Mr. Langford seemed to have fallen on his head and lay where he fell unconscious until friends ran to his assistance. The young man had sustained a terrible fall and the blow rendered him unconscious. Dr. Winkler was summoned at once and the young man was placed on a cot and taken to the home of his uncle, T. O. Langford, where all that medical skill could do was done. On examination it was found that the young man had sustained a severe fracture of the skull, and an indentation was noted by feeling the back of his head. At first it was not thought that he was seriously injured, but after an examination by Drs. Winkler, Hunter and Hanson, it was found that the young man had been seriously hurt, and the doctors could hold out little hope for his recovery. Every attention was paid to the case, but Saturday evening about seven-thirty o'clock, surrounded by a loving mother and many relatives and friends the injured man passed away. George Langford was a native of Madison County, Florida, but has been a resident of this county for many years, residing for a number of years at Immokalee with his mother, Mrs. Steve Platt. The past year and a half he has been living in this city, working for his uncle, T. O. Langford, in the latter's saloon. He was a young man well liked by all who knew him, being generous and kind and of a most jovial disposition. His death came as a shock to his large circle of friends and, while no blame can be attached to anyone as the accident was purely unavoidable, yet it was deplored by everyone and especially by Messrs. Higginbotham and Stewart, both of whom took the man's death very hard indeed. Sunday morning at 9:30 the funeral took place from the residence of T. O. Langford, Rev. John Beers, pastor of Methodist Church, officiating. A large number of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place. The interment at Fort Myers Cemetery was in charge of Roberts & Widerquist, undertakers. The day before the death of George Langford, his mother, Mrs. Platt, came to the city and was with her son to the end, but said to relate, the young man never gained consciousness enough to recognize her. To the grief-stricken mother and other relatives the sympathy of a host of friends is extended. Deceased was twenty-two years of age at the time of his death.
Fort Myers News Press, 2004-11-18 - Kizzie Hires Langford, 92, of Ft. Myers, died Saturday November 13, 2004 at Ft. Myers. She was born in Moultrie, Georgia on December 1, 1911. At the age of three she moved to Southwest Florida with her family and had lived in Tice for the last 62 years. Kizzie was the daughter of the late Joshua and Fanny Hires and had been married to Wilson Langford who died in 1998. Survivors include her two daughters, Carole and her husband Chuck Clingenpeel, Nancy and her husband Raymond Pencherek both of Ft. Myers, her son Tom and his wife Pat Langford of Orange City, FL; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her brother Solomon Hires, two sisters Missoura Tanner and Virginia Styles all of Ft. Myers, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Langford had retired from the State of Florida and had been a patient care supervisor at the Sunland Training (Gulfcoast) Center. She was a member of Christ Community Church of the Christian Missionary Alliance. Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM in the Anderson Funeral Home Friday, Nov. 19, 2004. Graveside committal service will be in Lee Memorial Park.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 22, 1933--Manker C. Langford, well known boat captain, died early yesterday morning in a Miami hotel from a heart attack caused by exposure which followed the sinking of his boat between Nassau and Bimini the night before. Langford was rescued by a Nassau bound schooner and was flown from the British island to Miami in a seaplane. The exact details of the affair could not be learned last night but the report was that Langford accidentally ran his boat onto a sunken reef during the night. The boat and cargo were lost and Langford put out in a small rowboat with a deckhand named Collins. They were picked up late the next day after drifting many hours in the open Atlantic. When Langford was brought to Miami, he was suffering from a partial collapse and was taken to a hotel for treatment before continuing to his home in Fort Myers. Last night friends and relatives of Langford did not know when his body would be returned here for burial. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Langford of Braman avenue, three children and two step-children. One brother, Kellum Langford, is living. Older residents will remember that Manker Langford was the son of "Uncle Tom" Langford, pioneer police officer who died here about 10 years ago.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 16, 1938--Marker C. Langford, Jr.,(sic) eight-year-old son of Mrs. Nora Langford of Raymond avenue, died yesterday morning after a short illness at his home. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel at 4 o'clock with the Rev. J. W. Swanson and the Rev. Miles A. McLean officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers, A. L. Gray and Calvin M. Gray, and a sister, Emma Nell Langford. Pallbearers will be J. E. Edwards, jr., Raymond Scott, William Naylor and J. Hord. Manker
Fort Myers News-Press -- 2 Jun 2005 -- Alice Elizabeth "Libby" Varnes Lanier, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 31st, 2005 in Fort Myers FL. She was born February 5th, 1933 in Jacksonville FL. She and her family moved to Fort Myers FL in 1964. Libby worked in the Lee County School System for 14 years prior to retiring.Libby was preceded in death a short two months ago by her husband of 49 years John "Toby" Orton Lanier, JR. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father Woodrow Wilson Varnes and Maude Highsmith Varnes of Jacksonville FL. Libby is survived by her children: two daughters Teresa Marie Lanier of Gainesville FL and Patricia Ann Lanier of Lehigh Acres FL; two sons John David Lanier (Ashley) of Cape Coral FL and Thomas Wilson Lanier of Fort Myers FL; four grandchildren: Donald Warren Jungferman JR, Brian Philip Jungferman, Alexander Douglas Lanier, Nicholas David Lanier; one great grandchild Brayden Philip Jungferman. She is also survived by her sister Marie Anderson (Bill) of St. George, GA and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.The family will receive friends Saturday, June 4th at 1 p.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home on 1600 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Internment at 4:30 p.m. in Fort Ogden (Desoto County) Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press 2 May 2006 Edna E.Yeomans Lanier, age 76 passed away April 30, 2006. Edna was born and raised in LaBelle. She was the daughter of Thelma and Theodore Yeomans. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ben Lanier, son David McLamore and brother Elmer Yeomans. She is survived by son Ronald E. Wilson, daughter Derinda Lietz, son Ted Lanier and brother Millard Yeomans, three grandchildren and many friends and relatives. Services to be conducted at Hospice N. Cape Coral Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Sunday May 7, 2006 at 3:00PM.
Fort Myers News Press -- 3
Apr 2005 -- John "Toby" Orton Lanier, Jr, 74,
passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Thurs-day March 31,
2005 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral FL. He was born August 25, 1930 in
Fort Ogden (Desoto County) FL. He and his family moved to Fort Myers FL
in 1964. John served three years in the U. S. Air Force during the
Korean War. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a
Baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked in that
capacity at Florida Power & Light for 30 years. John was
preceded in death by his father and mother, John Orton Lanier, Sr and
Etta Mae McWilliams Lanier of Fort Ogden FL. He was also preceded in
death by his half brother Donald Williams and his sister Mary Lou
Lanier, both of Tampa FL. John is survived by his wife of 49 years
Elizabeth "Libby" Varnes Lanier; two daughters Teresa Marie Lanier of
Gainesville FL and Patricia Ann Lanier of Lehigh Acres FL; two sons
John David Lanier (Ashley) of Cape Coral FL and Thomas Wilson Lanier of
Fort Myers FL; four grandchildren: Donald Warren Jungferman Jr, Brian
Philip Jungferman, Alexander Douglas Lanier, Nicholas David Lanier; one
great grandchild Brayden Philip Jungferman. He is also survived by his
brother Carl Robert "Bloss" Lanier (Beverly) of Valdosta GA and several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive
friends at 10 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home on 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. in
Fort Myers with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Internment at
1:30 p.m. in Fort Ogden (Desoto County) Cemetery.
News-Press, August 26,
1936 - Mrs. Mary E. Lanier, 64,
yesterday at her home at 1013 Hoople street after an illness of a year.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas G. Lanier; two daughters, Mrs.
Francis Rudd of Live Oak and Miss Ruby Lanier of Fort Myers; four sons,
William, John, Bob and Alex of Fort Myers. Services will be held at 3
o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with Fred
Lanier officiating. Pallbearers will be J. B. Brooks, R. Hawk, W. W.
Stewart, C. F. Fulkerson, Harry Thornton and Marvin Clark. Interment
will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
Myers News-Press Dec 13, 2007
Jennifer Wigington Larssen died November 3,
2004. She is survived by her son Robin Larsson, her father Letcher
Wigington, her sister Melissa Hinkle, brother-in-law Jack Hinkle,
nieces Jennifer Wigington Weller and Jessica Hinkle, and nephew Grant
Hinkle. A Fort Myers native who also resided on Sanibel Island and in
Kenya, Jennifer embraced life with an intensity that inspired all who
knew her. She was the first female certified scuba diver in the state
of Florida and an activist and advocate for wildlife conservation in
Africa. Her conservationist endeavors included tagging elephants,
measuring coral reef re-growth, ecological research, and writing
articles for Swara and other scientific journals. As a teacher at the
International School of Kenya for Sixteen years, Jennifer always found
new and creative ways to inspire her students. Jennifer traveled the
world, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, obtained her pilot's license, and
occasionally went skydiving. She led numerous safaris and avidly
documented her experiences and observations through photography. People
throughout East Africa also knew her as a part of the service support
team in the safari Rally in Kenya (an off-road car racing marathon).
Jennifer was loved by people all over the world, and she will be
missed. She will be taken to her home in Kenya, where she may be
returned to the land she so loved.Donations may be made in her memory
to the East African Wild Life Society, addressed to EAWLS, C/O Peter
Bakker: 175 West 79th Street # 10 E; New York, NY. 10024. Checks are
made payable to East Africa Wild Life Society. Arrangements by the
Harvey Engelhardt Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ft. Myers.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 28, 2011 - Florence M. LaVoie, 96 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011. She is survived by her loving family, her daughters, Lorine (Vince) Carraher of Minneapolis, MN, Carol Henwood of Cape Coral, and Joan (Dick) Passine of Charlotte, NC.; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother; and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren. Private services were held with inurnment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 12, 1950 - Fred Henry Lavoie, 44, resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years, died suddenly at his home at Green Acres yesterday. He was born Nov. 14, 1905 at Berlin, N.H. Surviving are his wife, Annie May Lavoie; a son, Fred Lavoie; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Nault and Miss Helen Lavoie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lavoie; three brothers, Sam of Grand Prairie, Texas; Ernest Jr. and W. E. Lavoie of Fort Myers; five sisters, Mrs. Fred Robage and Mrs. Harvey Robage, Berlin, N.H.; Mrs. Leroy Sloan, Arcadia; Mrs. Noah Skinner and Mrs. Jake Webster, Fort Myers; Miss Virginia Lavoie, Quebec, Canada and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
Fort Myers News-Press, October 6, 1955
- Mrs. Virginia LaVoie, 82, a resident of
for 34 years, died at the home of her daughter at Arcadia yesterday.
Surviving are her husband, Ernest LaVoie Sr., Arcadia; six daughters,
Miss Virginia LaVoie, Montreaal, Canada; Mrs. Alfred Roberge, Mrs.
Harvey Roberge, both of Berlin, N.H.; Mrs. Noah Skinner, Fort Myers;
Mrs. Leroy Sloan, Arcadia; Mrs. Owen Hannah, Fort Myers; three sons,
Sam LaVoie, Terrell, Texas; Ernest Lavoie Jr. and Wilford LaVoie, Fort
Myers, 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 in the St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Church with Father Norbert officiating. Rosary services at Leo
W. Engelhardt Funeral Home Friday evening at 7:30. Interment will be in
Fort Myers Cemetery.
News-Press, Jan 12 2006 -- Robert A. Lawhon, Jr.,
72, of Bonita Springs, died January 10, 2006. Mr. Lawhon was born
February 22, 1933 in Ft. Myers and was one of the pioneers of Bonita
Springs. Mr. Lawhon was a veteran of the US Army. He owned Lawhon's
Grocery, Bonita Springs, Great Smokey Mountain R.V. Park and Ela
Campground, both in North Carolina. He was also a commercial fisherman
for many years. Survivors include his loving wife of 17 years, Zena E.
Lawhon of Bonita Springs; daughter, Cheryl (Phillip) Cross of Ft.
Myers; sons, Joseph (Carol) Lawhon of Bonita Springs, Terry (Ronda)
Lawhon and Robert (Kelly) Lawhon, both of Bonita Springs;
step-daughter, Beth Beck of Cherokee, NC; grandchildren, Robert, Kacie,
Chelsi, Chad, Amy, Jennifer, Kelsie, Kassidy, Blake, and Brian. Also
surviving are three great-grandchildren, several cousins, and many
friends. The family will receive friends Friday, January 13, 2006 from
5-8 PM at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Tr. S.,
Bonita Springs. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14, 2006 at
11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial
Gardens. Memorials in Robert's name are suggested to your favorite
church mission outreach program. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.
Body found in truck in Lehigh Acres canal identified NEWS-PRESS.COM o APRIL 1, 2009 The body found inside a truck pulled out of a Lehigh Acres canal has been identified as Timothy Lawlor of Lehigh Acres.The pickup matches Lawlor's, who went missing Monday night, according to Sgt. Larry King, public information officer for the department.The 40-year-old was last seen Monday night after finishing his shift at the Wal-Mart on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. He would have turned 41 on Thursday.Lawlor's wife, Lori, called his employer, local hospitals and the LCSO jail before she reported her husband missing. His 2000 Ford Ranger pickup was spotted at 10:51 a.m. by a helicopter in a canal on Sunshine Boulevard just off of 1st Street. King said it appears the truck went over a guard rail and into the canal, and the sheriff's office is working the scene as a traffic fatality.. A truck containing a body was pulled out of a Lehigh Acres canal this morning (Monday) according to the Sheriff's Office.The sheriff's office hasn't released the identity of the man found, but Sgt. Larry King said the pickup truck matches a truck connected to a missing person case from Tuesday.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Oct. 2, 1935--Edith Maie(sic) Lawrence, 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lawrence, died yesterday at the home of her parents on Bayshore Road. She had been ill for seveeral months. Funeral services were held yesterday at Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. William Singletary officiating. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements. Also listed as Edith Marie
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-03-30-- Grace Marie Lawrence, age 44, of Alva passed away March 26, 2005 in Cape Coral. Grace was born March 25, 1961 in Chester, PA to the family of Walter Breese and Barbara Cameron Breese. She moved to the area in 1985 from Delaware. Survivors include her husband Paul J. Lawrence, sons Damien Breese, of Lehigh Acres, Daniel Breese, of Cape Coral, mother Barbara Breese, of Cape Coral, brothers Walt Breese of Ft. Myers, Kevin, John, and Ed Breese of Cape Coral, four grandchildren and a host of friends, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 2 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home Chapel-Ft. Myers with Rev. Kevin Barnsdale officiating. Burial will follow in the Alva Cemetery. Akin-Davis Chapel.
Fort Myers News-Press March 20, 2010 Virginia Elizabeth Collins Stewart Lawrence, 77, passed away peacefully to spend eternal life with the Lord and Savior in Heaven. Virginia also known as Jenny was born in Fort Ogden, Fl, where she attended grade school. Later, Virginia graduated from Desoto High School in Arcadia, Fl and married Leon Stewart. They lived in Tice, Fl, where they had two children. She was employed at the Lee County Health Department for twenty years. In 1984, she married Joseph W. Lawrence M.D. During their marriage the couple enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time together. Her hobbies included sewing, planting and caring for her roses. Her open arms and warm smiling face will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her two children Thomas Stewart and Susie Freeland and granddaughter Virginia Freeland. Virginia is also survived by her brother Aurin Collins.The viewing will be held at 5 to 7 PM Monday, March 22, 2010 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 11:00 AM at Saint Hilary's Episcopal Church.
Fort Myers News-Press March 31, 2004 Betty Sue Lawson, 62, Ft. Myers, passed away Monday, March 29, 2004. She was born in Douglas, GA, but spent her youthful years in Ft. Myers and was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School. She was a former resident of Sebring, OH, and returned to Ft. Myers in 1996. She was a member of the Southside Christian Church of Ft. Myers. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Artie; 3 daughters; Lisa (Steve) Schaefer, Beloit, OH, Tonya (Jerry) Hammerton, Alliance, OH; Michelle (Russ) Uebelacker, Ft. Myers, 2 sons, Gary (Andrea) Lawson, Cincinnati, OH, and Rick (Darci) Lawson, Ft. Myers, 2 sisters, Frances (Curtis) Piggot, Alva, FL and Josephine Richardson, Lakeland, FL; & 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Estelle Pedley & Eugenia Smith and a brother, Luther McDonald. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, April 2, 2004. Funeral services will be celebrated at the funeral home chapel on Saturday, at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Apr 6, 2008-- Herbert Franklin Lawson Sr., age 103, of LaBelle, FL, died peacefully at his home April 2, 2008 in LaBelle. He was born Feb. 15, 1905 at home on a farm in Hall County, GA to Normus Irving and Minnie Ophelia (Green) Lawson. He worked for the US Corps of Engineers in the Clewiston and LaBelle area in late 1930's on projects on Lake Okeechobee and the Calossahatchee River. While in LaBelle, he met and married Virginia, daughter of Judge and Mrs. H. A. Rider. In 1938, he was reassigned Georgia, eventually settling in Decatur, where he remained until his retirement in 1970. At this time, the couple moved back to LaBelle to be near family and became active members of Carlson Memorial UMC. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-one years, Virginia, his parents, a brother, Robert, a sister, Rheba, all of Gainesville, GA. Survivors include his son: Frank (Holly) Lawson of Sun Valley, ID, daugthter: Janis (Boe) Davidson of LaBelle, seven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, brothers: Tom (Florence) Lawson of Columbia, SC, Carl Lawson of Gainesvilla, GA, sister: Bonnell (Herb) Valentine of Gainesville, GA, brother-in-law: Bill Rider of LaBelle, sister-in-law: Lynda Rider of LaBelle and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 7, 2008, 2:30 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Jay Goforth and Pastor Benton Mangueira officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be Monday starting one hour prior to services at the funeral home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Herb's memory to Hope Connections, 475 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 1, 1937 - William M. Lawton, 32-year-old federal farm loan agent, was instantly killed yesterday at his Sunset Place home when the automatic shotgun he was cleaning was discharged. The load from the 12-gauge gun tore through Lawton's heart, knocking him from the rear step on which he was seated. Peace Justice Roy Lamberton, who investigated, said Lawton's death was 'unquestionably accidental' and deemed no inquest necessary. His wife, Mrs. Dorothy Lawton, and the maid, Edith Jerkins, said he had retired to the back porch to clean the gun shortly after lunch. Earlier, they said, he had oiled and cleaned the electric kitchen mixer and told them 'This reminds me, I'll clean my gun.' Miss Jerkins was first to reach him. 'I was in the kitchen,' she said. 'I heard the shot. I looked through the window and saw him fall. I ran out and saw from the way he was bleeding that he was badly hurt.' She ran across the street to the home of Dr. T. G. Seay, osteopath, but when they returned Lawton was dead. Peace Justice Lamberton was notified and investigated immediately. He decided that death was accidental and instantaneous. The body was removed to the Engelhardt & Spooner funeral home and services will be held at 3:30 this afternoon at the chapel. The Rev. C. T. Tew will officiate. Mr. Lamberton was of the opinion that Lawton thought the gun was unloaded when it was found to have contained only the one shell. Others surmised that the shell was in the barrel and was discharged when Lawton pushed back the barrell to take the gun apart. Friends said Lawton, an enthusiastic hunter, had trouble with the mechanism of the gun on a recent trip. Miss Jerkins recalled that Lawton had mentioned that the gun had accidentally gone off recently. Besides his wife, Lawton is survived by three children, Cornelius 7, William, jr., 3, and Dorothy, 2. He had made his home and headquarters here for the past year and a half. His official title was rural rehabilitation director for this district with office at the Lee county courthouse. His district comprised Lee, Collier, hendry and Charlotte counties. His duties were to investigate applicants for farm loans.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, September 29, 1957 -- "Harry Laycock, Pioneer Here, Dies in Hospital" -- Harry Amos Laycock, a resident of Fort Myers for 54 years, died at 8 a.m. yesterday in Lee Memorial Hospital of a heart condition. He was 81.Laycock, who played center on the first University of Florida football team in 1899, had been suffering from the heart ailment for several months. He was stricken about 2 a.m. yesterday and rushed to the hospital. Laycock was born in Joplin, Mo. His family in 1883 moved to Candler, Fla., near Ocala, where Laycock attended public school.After his father's death in 1890, Laycock worked in the orange grove his family had purchased. When the big freeze of 1894 killed the grove, he worked for several years in other groves.In 1899 he enrolled at the University of Florida, then at Lake City. He completed a two-year electrical course and began work for the Florida Electric Co. of Jacksonville and helped install telephone systems in Tallahassee, Kissimmee and Apalachicola. In 1903 he came to Fort Myers for his company to sell electrical machinery to the Seminole Power & Ice Co. Laycock stayed in Fort Myers to become the plant manager.He married Bertie Ireland, daughter of George F. and Ida Ireland, in 1905, and became associated with Ireland for the next four years. From 1909 to 1925 he was engaged in contracting, handling plumbing supplies. Since then he devoted his time to managing his property holdings. When the first volunteer fire department was organized, Laycock served as its unpaid chief from 1905 to 1926. He took a leading part in drives to get the first gasoline fire engine and the first modern fire-fighting apparatus.He was a Presbyterian and a Mason. The funeral will be at the Engelhardt Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. John Montgomery officiating. Active pallbearers will include Shep Bass, Fred Durre, Joe Maharrey, Charles Smith, J. W. Maharrey and Douglas Bogue. Honorary pallbearers will be George Rinkel, Girard Kinzie, Rober Whisler, Ted Randell, John Beckett, Harry Fagan, Aarthur Wintle, Dr. Virgil Voorhis, Ben King, James W. Simpson and A. J. Kay. The Masons will have charge of graveside rites at Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, May 20, 1931--Two pioneer women and prominent citizens of Fort Myers for many years passed away early yesterday morning. Mrs. Mary P. Laycock died at the age of 80 at the home of her son, Harry Laycock, while Mrs. Mary Ella Knight Rinkel was stricken at her home in Russell Park. She was 67 years old. The Order of Eastern Star will meet in a body at 9:45 this morning at the Presbyterian church to attend the funeral of Mrs. Laycock. Dr. William Graham Kennedy will read the service, which will be held at 10 o'clock. Pall bearers will be Walter wood, Charles McWilliams, F. W. Arnold, Hans Hanson, Colonel Halgrim and J. Bowers Campell. L. W. Engelhardt & Sons are in charge of the burial service while the East Star will hold a short ceremony at the grave...Mrs. Laycock was born in Cairo, Ill., Feb. 8, 1851. She married George W. Laycock in 1867. The family moved to Ocala in 1883 where Mr. Laycock died. Mrs. Laycock and her son Harry moved to Fort Myers in 1903 and have lived here since. Mrs. Laycock was a life member of the Eastern Star, one of the charter members of the Woman's club and aided in the organization of the W.C.T.U. In addition, she taught a Sunday school class for many years. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lewis Hanshaw of Pocatello, Idaho, and a brother, Ross W. Perry of Lamar, Mo., in addition to her son...
Caloosa Belle -- 26 May 2005 -- Tracy Dwayne Layman of Clewiston, 38, died Thursday, May 19, 2005 At Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston. Tracy Dwayne Layman was born in Cock County, Tennessee. He lived in Clewiston for 15 years and worked as a mechanic. Survivors are his wife,wife Barbara B. Layman of Hollywood, Florida, daughters Benina Regino of Clewiston and Mary Anne Caldwell of Clewiston, father Herbert Layman of Tennessee, brothers Robin Layman of Moore Haven and James Layman of Tennessee, sisters Kimberly Roberts of Moore Haven, and Marchell Layman of Clewiston. Services were on May 21, 2005 with burial was at Ortona Cemetery. Officiating Clergy Reverend Donny Murphy. Akin-Davis .
Fort Myers News-Press, 6 Dec 2006 -- Susie I. Layton, 92, of Fort Myers died December 4, 2006. Susie was born in Hoschton, GA, a daughter of the late Dillard B. and Omay Tanner. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a nurse during WWII and retiring from the Navy in 1955. Susie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and First Christian Church.Mrs. Layton is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Catherine and William Neron of Fruitland Park, FL, her sister Bea Rose of Senoia, GA, her grandchildren; Tammy Hawkins of Fort Myers, Kelly Hawkins U.S.N., of Virginia Beach, Catherine Luffman of NC, Jessica Barton of Cape Coral, Chris Neron of Fort Myers, her great-grandchildren; Kyle, Meagan, Caleb Loffman, Zachary Barton. She was predeceased by her husband Philip A., in 1970, her sister Eve Orkin, her brothers Tomps and Joseph Tanner.A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday at 11 AM, the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 AM. Burial with military honors will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In her memory, memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots.Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Fort Myers News-Press, May 13 -17, 2012 - Don Perkins Lazenby, a well-liked and greatly respected long-time resident of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Hospice House after a prolonged struggle with lymphoma. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia on February 3, 1929. Don graduated from McCallie School and earned a bachelor's degree from Davidson College in 1952. At Davidson, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. In 1969, he went on to earn a graduate degree in Banking from The Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University. Don and Madeleine (Monie) Freeman were married August 16, 1954 in Bluefield. After their marriage, they moved to North Carolina where he began his career at Wachovia Bank. The family relocated to Fort Myers in 1965 when Don took a position with Lee County Bank. Don concluded a distinguished career as President of South Florida Bank. Don was a naturally gifted athlete, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track in both high school and college. He continued to pursue his love of sports playing golf (scoring two holes in one!), and also coaching Junior Pro and church league basketball. He was an avid bridge player. A devoted family man, he enjoyed vacationing and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Active at Covenant Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, he served as both a deacon and an elder and regularly enjoyed a Wednesday prayer breakfast group. He supported local community organizations including the Kiwanis Club and Civil Service Board among others. He was pre-deceased by his parents Harry Clyde and Eula Perkins Lazenby, his twin sister Dorothy (Dot) Martin and her husband Wade Martin. His wife Madeleine, daughter Sarah Lazenby, son Bill Lazenby and his wife Laurie survive him. He is also survived by grandchildren Jonathan Simon, Jennifer, Barbara Ann, Emily and Will Lazenby as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The family wishes to thank Hope Hospice for the compassionate care their team provided both at home and at Hospice House.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, February 15, 1959--Cyril J. Leannais, 59, a resident of 400 East River Rd., died yesterday. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn E. Leannais; a son, Harry J. Leannais, a daughter, Miss Alice Leannais; two brothers, Bernard and Alfred Leannais, Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Regina Forbes, Rochester, Minn, Mrs. Laura Urbing, Racina, Wis., and Mrs. Frances Larson, Chicago; and one grandchild. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church with Father Robert Hestler officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Rosary services will be held Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, July 8,1934--Cranford R. Leathlean, 49, died at his tome at Tice at 12:30 yesterday afternoon. He succumbed to a heart attack,but had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Leathlean is survived by his wife, a daughter Frances and two sons, Wilford and Edwin. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leathlean, live at Buckingham and a brother, william C. Leathlean resides in Fort Myers. Mr. Leathlean also leaves two sisters, Mr. Ida Addison of LaBelle and Mrs. R. Sykes of Atlanta. He has lived in Fort Myers all his life. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral chapel. Pallbearers will be C. M. McDowell, J. L. Lofton, Ben King, Tom Hickey, J. D. Walker and J. A. Gunnin. Interment will be at Fort Myers cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 27, 1934--Mrs. Emma Leathlean, 73-year-old Lee county pioneer, died at her home in Buckingham yesterday afaternoon. Funeral services, which will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, await the arrival of relatives. Mrs. Leathlean was born in Fort Meade, but has lived here for 63 years. She has been an invalid for the past five years. She was a member of the Methodist church. In addition to her husband, Charles H. Leathlean, she is survived by a son, Will, of Buckingham, and two daugheres, Mrs. H. L. Sykes of Kingland, Ga., and Mrs. Ida Haddison of LaBelle. Mr. and Mrs. Leathlean celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this year.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, July 31, 1938--A heart attack was blamed yesterday for the sudden death Friday afternoon of Miss Mildred Frances Leathlean, 24-year-old Sears, Roebuck company clerk, after an inquest at the courthouse. Dr. Baker Whisnant said a postmortem examination disclosed no cause of death 'unless it was her heart.' The inquest was called by Peace Justice Roy Lamberton after Dr. Whisnant declined to sign the death certificate until a complete examination had been made. On the stand Mrs. Ala Leathlean, mother of the girl, testified that her daughter had been ill for two days. Convulsive contortions of the face preceded her death around 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, Mrs. Leathlean said. Dr. whisnant was called too late to save the girl who died a few minutes before he arrived in answer to a hasty summons. Blueness of the victim's lips pointed to a heart attack, he said. No doctor had previously attended Miss Leathlean. The mother said that the girl had been subject to heart attacks in the past. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Rembert Guy officiating. Besides her mother, a widow, Miss Leathlean is survived by two brothers, Edwin adn Milford Leathlean. She was a member of the Edgewood Methodist church and of the Royal Neighbors of America organization. A pretty brunette, she had clerked in the Sears, Roebuck store since its opening. Pallbearers will be Jack Powell, Charles Donaldson, Jack McDowell, Harry Cherry, Dan Kehoe and Robert L. Heath.
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 13, 2007 Gayle E. Whitmore Leclair, 51, died of cancer Dec. 5 in St. Pete. She was born and raised in Fort Myers and graduated from FMHS in 1974. She moved to St. Pete in 1977, where she lived until her passing. She is predeceased by her mother, Marion E. Whitmore, and grandparents Lee and Paul Jackson all of Fort Myers. She is survived by her former husband and renewed love of her life, Denis Leclair, St. Pete; sister Linda (Whitmore) Husz (Van), Fort Myers; brother Gil Whitmore (Gail), Fort Myers; brother Paul Ramsay (Linda Sue), Port Charlotte; aunts Joann and Sara Jackson; 6 nieces and 1 nephew; and 3 great nieces and nephew. Private service. Donations to Hope Hospice.
Myers News-Press-July 25, 2008-
Margaret S. Ledbetter, 72, of Fort Myers, FL passed away July
22, 2008 at Hope Hospice surrounded by her dedicated and loving family.
She was born March 28, 1936 in Marianna, FL. Margaret was a loyal
Social Worker for many years in the Fort Myers area. Her last place of
employment was the News-Press. She was an author of two awesome
books-Mass Betrayal and Almost Twelve years. She was also an avid
reader, writer, singer and computer wiz. She is survived by her
God-given soul mate, Pastor John Ledbetter Jr. of Fort Myers, FL,
thirteen children, Minister Norris Ledbetter and wife Nancy of Fort
Myers, Taylor Timmons and Arlene of Tampa, Jeff Ledbetter of NJ, Joshua
Ledbetter and wife Dawn of NJ, Julius Ledbetter and wife Christine of
NJ, McClarey Timmons and fianc? Sue of NC, Chyanne Harris of Punta
Gorda, Dorothy Ledbetter Weaver and husband Jerry of Atlanta, GA,
Margaret Ledbetter of Atlanta, GA, Margaret Faye Timmons Lockhart and
husband Lee of Fort Myers, FL, Bonnie Bell Timmons Wheaton and husband
David of Tampa, Noretha Gibbs Timmons of Tampa, Edell Gibbs Timmons of
TX, brothers Willie Smith and family of TX, John Amos and wife Charlene
of Tampa, Rayfield Newton and family of Fort Myers, sister Annell
Wilson and husband Bobby of Marianna, FL. A most of relatives, nieces,
nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Godchildren, friends,
sisters and brothers in Christ at Good News of Jesus Christ Fellowship
Church of Fort Myers, FL. A celebration of her new life will be held at
Anderson Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916,
on Saturday, July 26, 2008
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 18
2004 Catherine Gurgol-Lee, 31, of Ft. Myers went
home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 15. She was born in
Buffalo, New York on February 22, 1973. She is survived by husband;
Clifford Lee; 14 month old daughter; Taylor; Mother; Loretta Duquette;
sisters; Elizabeth Rose, Pattie Entsminger (Wayne), Barbara Darda
(Mike), and Sandra Spires; nephews; Austin Rose, Andrew and Matthew
Darda, Ryan Eutsminger; niece; Rachel Rose. An extremely happy child,
Catherine was the youngest of four adoring sisters, and for 31 precious
years, she kept us laughing with her shocking statements and practical
jokes. Nothing was more important to Catherine than family. She craved
family get-togethers and always shared her vibrant, sunshine
personality and infectious smile. Her best friends were her sisters -
inseparable heart and soul. We all enjoyed her zany jokes, like getting
a sympathy card on our birthday or a card in Spanish, yet, no one
laughed harder at Catherine's jokes than Catherine! She was beautiful,
highly intelligent and hard working and loved her job at Sysco Food
Service. Raised in a home with a strong spiritual foundation, Catherine
had a deep-rooted love for God and a heart of compassion. I can just
envision her in heaven now, dancing with Dad saying "C'mon, let's get
this party started!!" Viewing will be held on Sunday, December 19, at
Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2004-11-20 - Elva Singletary Lee, age 83, of Ft.
Myers died on Thursday. November 18, 2004 at Hope Hospice North, Cape
Coral. Born on November 6, 1921 in Reno, GA to Ivy and Julia
Singletary, her parents moved to the Ft. Myers area when she was an
infant. Elva was educated in the Lee County public schools and was a
member of Mc Gregor Baptist Church. A homemaker who took great pleasure
in watching her grandchildren play sports as they were growing up, she
also enjoyed playing bingo at various clubs in the area and attending
the casino.Elva is survived by her husband of 52 years, Curtis, her
sons, Michael C. (Debbie) of Naples and Mitchell S. (Traci) of Ft.
Myers, her grandchildren, Cody, Justin (Brooke), Jesse (Rushelle) and
LaRae, her great grandchildren, Chancy and Jordan and her brother,
Gerald Singletary of Punta Gorda. A funeral service will be conducted
on Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 2:00 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial
Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. (239) 936-0555 where the
family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM. Entombment will follow
in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
Myers News-Press, May 7, 2010 - Ret. Lieutenant
Colonel Maurice F. "Mo" Lee, 80,
born January 1, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma son of Fay Lee and Florence
Mosher Lee, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010.He was pre-deceased by
his parents; his first spouse, Wanda Lee; and son, John Lee. He is
survived by his spouse, Blanche Santini Lee; sons, George (Diane) of
Pittsburg, CA, James (Jody) of Fort Worth, TX and Christopher (Daena)
Lee of Cedar Creek, TX; daughter Virginia (Mike) Lopez of Cape Coral,
FL; step-daughters, Marci Hallock of Tillamook, OR, Carla (Charlie)
Middleton of Old Town, FL; step-sons, Mark (Terry) Townley and Jay
Townley both of Fort Myers Beach, FL; grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; siblings, George
(Gloria) Lee of La Crescenta, CA, Verda Bradley of Escondido, CA and
Velda (Will) Sumner DeBoynton of Cedar Crest, NM.A Mass of Christian
Burial will be given on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St.
Cecilia Catholic Community on Summerlin Rd. in Fort Myers. Memorial
contributions may be made in his name to the Knights of Columbus, 13816
Bald Cypress Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.Arrangements are under the
direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 30, 2012 - Mary Mildred Leffers, 91 of Lakeland, passed away August 24, 2012. She was born July 16, 1921 in Fort Myers, Florida to the late John and Mary (Chatman) Hooker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ralph L. Leffers. Mary was a lifelong resident of Fort Myers and attended First Presbyterian Church her entire life and loved to cook and bake. She and her husband Ralph moved to Lakeland 20 years ago. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jo Ann Beaumont and her husband Bill of Fort Myers; son, R. Larry Leffers of Tampa; grandchildren, Todd, Tony, Reba, Lori and Russ; great-grandchildren, Diana and Jordan; and great-great grandson, Caleb. There will be a visitation on Friday, August 31st from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral service will be Saturday, September 1st at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church's Music Department.
Fort Myers News-Press--Feb
Nadi Frances Holland Wheeler Leffers dearest
mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away Thursday at home. She
will surely be missed by all her loved ones as follows: daughters:
Jennie Lee Zipperer (John), Mary Howard DeBiase, and Fran Berdick
(Kenneth); granddaughters: Dianne Streid (Dale), Jennie Elizabeth
Zipperer, Suzanne DeBiase, and Julie Griffin (Gary); grandsons: John
Zipperer Jr. (Amy), Douglas Zipperer, Joseph DeBiase (Paula), Frederick
DeBiase, Steven DeBiase, Robert Dean III (Julie), and Jonathan Lloyd
Dean (Merry); and 14 great-grandchildren. Nadi was born in St.
Petersburg, Fla. in 1916, daughter of John Wesley Holland and Jennie
Campbell Pinkerton. She resided in Lee County since the early 1920s
where her mother taught 47 years at Edgewood School. Nadi's greatest
award in life, other than her family, was a trip to West Palm Beach
given to her by Mrs. Thomas Edison. The gift was received for having
the highest scholastic achievement and best all around student her
senior year at Fort Myers High School in 1933. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Howard Lloyd Wheeler, inventor of Speedtile which
was used to build the United Nations in New York. They resided in
Edison Park where he was the designer and builder of many beautiful
residences in Edison Park and Lee County. During World War II, she had
a B17 bomber named after her with her picture painted on the side of
the bomber. The plane flew from the Buckingham Base over Germany. Later
in life she married James Leffers, Grand Potentate of the Shriners in
Lee County. She actively participated in the Shriner events. Jimmy
Leffers preceded her in death in 1976. Funeral services will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach
Boulevard. The presiding minister will be Rick Baggett of First
Presbyterian Church. Following the service, family and friends are
invited to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Berdick. Pallbearers are:
John O. Zipperer III, R. Douglas Zipperer, Joseph DeBiase, Jonathan L.
Dean, Gary H. Griffin, and Seth G. Streid. Honorary Pallbearers are:
Robert S. Dean III, Jerry Warriner, John O. Zipperer, Dr. Kenneth A.
Berdick, Chadwick A. Streid, and Frederick DeBiase.
Myers News-Press May 9, 2008
George Lehman died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the
age of 85, at his home in Fort Myers, FL. George was born in Guthrie,
Oklahoma on April 3, 1923.
He served as a radar operator in the United States Coast Guard during
World War II. After the war, he attended Central State University in
Edmond, Oklahoma and Washington State University in Seattle,
Washington. After ten years working for a seismograph company, George
joined National Steel Erectors of Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1957. Over the
next thirty-one years he managed tower construction projects for
National Steel Erectors and its associate company Tower Inspection,
Inc. of which he was president of when he retired in 1988. George loved
boating and after retirement he and his wife Dolores drove their boat
from their backyard in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma to their new home in Fort
Myers, FL where they enjoyed many years of boating with friends and
family.He is survived by his wife, Dolores; brother, Ray (Margaret Ann)
Lehman of Muskogee, OK; three sons, Don (Phyllis Ford) Lehman of
Newalla, OK, Gary (Sally) Lehman and Ken (Cindy) Lehman both of Fort
Gibson, OK; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
George was a member of Grace Church, 14036 Matanzas Drive, Fort Myers,
FL 33905. Memorial services are pending and in lieu of flowers, the
family requests that memorials be made to Grace Church. Arrangements by
Anderson Funeral Home of Fort Myers.
22, 2010 - Mable Westfall Leonhardt:
aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, caregiver,
pharmacist, consultant, avid reader, angler, crossword aficionado,
gastronome, scholar, genius, poet, chef, traveler, cocktail enthusiast,
life of the party, innovator, pioneer, entrepreneur, benefactor,
liberal democrat, skeptic, agnostic, complicated, critical,
storyteller, philosopher, enigma. Mable died at age 87 on August 17,
2010, at Page Rehabilitation Care Center where she resided for over 2 ½
years. Her life was celebrated privately by her children, Wendy Zehm,
Lisa Leonhardt, and Dr. Eric Leonhardt. Those wishing to honor her life
are encouraged to donate to Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
at 2310 North Airport Road 33907.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2003 - Casaba Antal Mihaly Lajos Lepp, of Ft. Myers
passed away October 15, 2003. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was
a freedom fighter during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, escaping to
England before settling in Toronto, Ontario in 1956. He moved with his
family to Dallas, Texas in 1981. From 1993 until his passing he resided
in Ft. Myers. He was an exceptional master builder and architectural
designer. The legacy of his lifelong work in Ontario, Texas and Florida
has added beauty to the world. He will be dearly missed by his wife
Lldiko, his daughters Deanna Lepp of San Francisco, Michelle Cooper,
their mother Dana Bearman and his son-in-law Alan Cooper of Toronto,
his family in Budapest, sister Lldiko and her husband Marius Hallama,
his step-children Rita and Gergo, granddaughter Luca, son-in-law Dezso
and sister-in-law Fatime. In addition, his cousins Laszio and Mila
Ambrus of Los Angeles and many extended family members and friends who
loved him. He added beauty and grace to all whose lives he touched. The
memorial service in his honor was held on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at Ft.
Myers Memorial Gardens. In his memory, memorial contributions may be
made to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 8,
Julie Anne Jenson Lessey, age 48, died
November 4, 2006 at Hope Hospice House of Cape Coral.She was born on
January 12, 1958 in Oak Lawn, IL. Julie moved to Fort Myers in 1970 and
she was a graduate of Fort Myers High School. She managed her husband's
business for many years and she was a patron of St. Jude's Children's
Hospital, American Indians Children's Benefit, and Jimmy Buffet's Save
the Manatees Foundation. Julie was a loving wife, mother, daughter,
sister, and aunt and will be deeply missed by her family.She is
survived by her husband, Daniel F. Lessey, III (Danny) of Fort Myers,
her two children, Daniel F. Lessey, IV and Christina Lynn Lessey, both
of Cape Coral, her mother and father, Mable and Jim Jenson of North
Carolina, a sister, Karen McClary of Fort Myers, two grandchildren,
Daniel F. Lessey, V and Myla Lailoo, both of Cape Coral, two nieces,
Lauren McClary and Megan Ortega, and one nephew, Kyle McClary, all of
Fort Myers.A memorial service in Julie's honor will be held on Friday,
November 10th, 1:00 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600
Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Pastor Jon Zehnder of St. Michael's
Lutheran Church will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, December 15, 1994 - Anna Marie Levens, 64, Bokeelia, died Monday evening, December 12, 1994, in Fort Myers, Born in Boca Grande, Fla. and a life long resident of Lee County, Anna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pine Island and had worked in the Lee County School System Lunch Room. Her life revolved around her family and her church. Surviving are her husband, Corbett; daughters Barbara Green of Virginia Beach, Va, Faye Smith of Bokeelia; sisters, Faye Delacey and Reba Daughtrey; and brother, James Dooley, all of Lee County; several nieces and nephews as well as five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. service time Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Pine Island, Dr. Bill Love officiating. Interment will be private in Lehigh Acres. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Funeral services will be conducted by Harvey-Engelhardt's North Fort Myers Funeral Home.
News-Press, November 14, 2012 - Corbett
E. Levens, 84, of
Fort Myers News-Press,
December 15, 1934 - Mrs. George B. Lewis,
72-year-old winter resident from Hyannis, Mass., was instantly killed
yesterday afternoon and J. D. Farr of Grand Rapids, Mich., was
seriously injured when they were struck by a northbound coast Line
train at the Tamiami Trail crossing three miles north of Bonita
springs. They were both winter guests at the Morgan hotel. The accident
occurred when Mr. Farr and mrs. Lewis were diriving to Naples and
failed to see the train approaching from the south towards Fort Myers.
the engine crashed into the side of the car, instantly killing Mrs.
Lewis and causing serious internal injuries to Mr. Farr, who was
driving. There were no eye witnesses of the accident, and W. E.
Shelton, engineer, did not want to comment last night except to say
that he was blowing the engine whistle and not traveling at a high rate
of speed when the car was struck...Mrs. Lewis has been a winter visitor
in Fort Myers for the past 14 years. She became a widow two years ago
upon the death of her late husband, also well known in Fort Myers. She
is survived by one son, Lee Lewis of Hyannis. Her body was taken to the
L. w. Engelhardt and Sons funeral home and will be shipped back to
Hyannis today. Gertrude H. Lewis
Fort Myers News-Press,
2005 - Herman Stuart Lewis, age 74 of Ft.
Myers, formerly a 42 year
resident of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2005. He was
born on May 29, 1930 in Richmond, KY. He was a graduate of Ft. Myers
High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Air Force where he received
an honorable discharge. He attended Tennessee Tech and graduated with a
business degree. He started his own business, H.S. Lewis Wholesale
Glads, where he worked until retiring. His life was a spectrum of
unusual characters and incidents. He is survived by five daughters,
Sarah Michelle Lewis, Kelly Kay & Dan Walker, Lisa Lewis
& Steven Schwerdteger, Cynthia "Crickett" Lewis, Desiree
& Doug Johnson; granddaughters, Tara, Alisha, Tiffany, Serena,
and Rebecca; grandsons, Lewis, Keith, Parker, and Mitchell. Funeral
Service will be 1:00 PM, Friday, February 4, 2005, visitation one hour
prior to service at Old Miakka Methodist Church in Old Myakka, FL with
Pastor Eric Shepard & Pastor Marion officiating. Interment will
follow in Camp Ground Cemetery in Pine Level, FL. Pallbearers will be
Mitchell, Doug, Lewis, Tiffany, Eddie Howell, Don Taggart. Roberts
Funeral Home in Arcadia is in charge of the arrangements.
Myers News-Press Nov 26, 2005
Marjorie A Munro Lewis, 60, of Punta Gorda
passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2005. Marjorie was born on April
20, 1945 in Hartford, CT to Stuart and Helen (Prezckopski) Munro. Her
family moved to Fort Myers in 1952. Marjorie married Charles Lewis, Sr.
on March 17, 1965 and moved to Punta Gorda in 1976. She was a Catholic
by faith and she worked for the Dept. of Environmental Protection in
computer technology. She enjoyed studying genealogy and was a past
Worthy Matron of the Punta Gorda Chapter of the Order of the Eastern
Star. Survivors include her loving husband, Charles, Sr., her three
children, Trent (Lyn) of Punta Gorda, Tonya (Ron) Yeager of Punta
Gorda, and Tim of Punta Gorda, her grandchildren, Tyler, Kristin,
Caleb, Tammy, Beau, Owen, Kelsey, and Kyle, a brother, Jack (Lam) Munro
of Punta Gorda, a brother-in-law, Gary Phreed of Cape Coral, an aunt Jo
Woolett of Vernon, CT and many nieces, nephews and cousins.A
celebration of Marjorie's life will be held on Tuesday, November 29,
7:00 PM, at Kays Ponger Funeral Home of Punta Gorda. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of SWF, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 2000 - Charles Lawrence (Larry) Ligon, Sr., 74, passed away August 4, 2000. He was born July 26, 1926. A native of Fort Myers, Larry was a business owner and retired carpenter. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post 38, ex member of the Fort Myers Fire Dept. and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Larry was also a member of the Lee County Pioneer Club.Larry is survived by his son, Charles Larry Ligon, Jr. and daughter, Chari Ligon Blasingim; grandsons, Charles Lawrence Ligon, III, Dustin Wayne Ligon; granddaughter, Tamron Renee Mills all of Fort Myers.Larry was a fourth generation native of Fort Myers, grandson of Charles L. and Dora Starnes.A memorial service will be held at McGregor Baptist Church Thursday, August 17, at 10:?00 a.m. with Rev. John Davis and Rev. Kenneth Thibodeau officiating with military honors.The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Firefighter Buddy's For Kids Program at Allen Park School 3345 Camelo Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 18, 2001 - Yvonne Wilby Carpenter Liming, 58, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice House on Tuesday, February 13, 2001 after a two year battle with breast cancer. Her parents Hugh M. and Yvonne Stone Wilby preceded her in death.Vonnie was born December 3, 1942 in Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers. She was a 1960 graduate of Fort Myers High School and is a fourth generation Fort Myers resident. She attended Stetson University where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She represented Fort Myers in the 1962 Miss Florida Pageant and was the 1963 Queen of Edisonia. She was past president of the Fort Myers Women's Community Club and was active in Alumnae Panhellenic of Lee County. She served as a Grand Deputy in Rainbow Girls of Florida and was also active in her Fort Myers High School Reunion Committee. Vonnie and her husband, Van, formerly taught at The Canterbury School in Fort Myers. She had earned a national C.P.F. designation (certified picture framer) and had owned custom picture framing businesses in Fort Myers since 1979, most recently operating Metro Picture Frame Company.Vonnie is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Van Eldon Liming, a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Carpenter King (Joe) of Nashville, TN. and a son, John Wootten Carpenter III (Margaret) of Fort Myers. She is also survived by three grandchildren whom she adored Alexandra Fay Carpenter 3 years, Madeline Yvonne Carpenter, 8 months and Joseph Warren King IV, 1 year.Also surviving are mother-in-law Treesa Van Buren Liming, Santa Fe, NM, brothers-in-law Brett Liming (Karol), Golden, CO, Todd Liming, Colorado Springs, CO and Reed Liming (Elizabeth), Santa Fe, NM. Surviving nieces are Sydney Liming, Madison Liming, Hayley Liming all of Golden, CO, and Monica Liming, Santa Fe, NM. Surviving nephews are Evan Liming, Santa Fe, NM, Drew Liming and Eric Liming of Arlington, VA. Also surviving are former husband, John Wootten Carpenter Jr. (Gloria), brother-in-law Allen Carpenter (Laura), and sister-in-law Carol Carpenter all of Delray Beach FL. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Vonnie's memory to Iona-Hope Episcopal Church, 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908 or The Canterbury School, 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919.Vonnie's life will be celebrated at the 9:30 and 11:15 services Sunday at Iona-Hope Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be held at the church Sunday at 2:00 P.M. FMHS 1960
Fort Myers News-Press, Sep 26 1985 - Susanne M Lind, 76, of Ft Myers passed away Tuesday. She moved here with her husband, Oscar, in 1967 from Milwaukee WI. She is survived by her husband, daughter Elaine Rosenthal, son Donald and six grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, all of Milwaukee; sisters Patricia Mazur and Olds, Milwaukee and a brother, Walter Usher, of Santa Monica CA. Funereal Services and internment will be in West Allis, WI. Arrangements by Harvey Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel.
Fort Myers News-Press
Phyllis Basse Linden, 80, succumbing to a life-long struggle
with major depression, passed away on Tuesday, February 22. Phyllis was
born in northern New Jersey and spent the majority of her life
throughout the area. As many women of her generation, Phyllis awaited
the homecoming of her husband-to-be d
uring World War II. During that wait she trained as elementary school
teacher. Jim Evans, returned and married Phyllis in March of 1946. They
had two children together. Phyllis portrayed one of the earlier
versions of the working mother. Phyllis worked as a first grade teacher
from the late 1940's to the early 1980's. Her insights on the changes
student behavior over that long period were fascinating. In 1967,
Phyllis married Duane Linden. Duane and Phyllis loved to travel.
Together they visited all 50 States and traveled to Europe, Asia, South
America and Africa. Phyllis kept detailed journals and pictures of her
many trips. Phyllis was always a very generous and giving person. For
years she volunteered at the Ft. Myers Soup Kitchen. She was also a
volunteer at Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark. She was devoted to her
many friends, especially her Bridge buddies. Phyllis had an enormous
affinity for crossword puzzles. In a pinch she was capable of
completing entire Sunday New York Times puzzles with no lookup sources
at all. Phyllis loved her years of retirement in Ft. Myers. She loved
the beach and collecting shells. She loved going on Carribean cruises
with Duane. Phyllis is survived by her children Carol and Jay Evans,
her husband Duane, step-children Judy, Rick and Diane and four
grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Carol Fricke of
Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The family suggest memorial contributions be
made to the Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (Soup Kitchen) 3425
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bvld., Ft. Myers, FL in her name. Services
will be private.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 24, 2004 - Charles C. Lindenmuth, 72, of N. Ft. Myers passed away October 21, 2004. He was born and raised in Ft. Myers. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Monica, sons Charles Lindenmuth II (partner Anthony Buchanan) and Christopher (Susan) Lindenmuth and 2 granddaughters Brittany and Krista. Private services to be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 27, 2004 - Jessie Lindquist, 91, of McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, passed away April 25, 2004. Jessie was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 29th, 1912. Born to John and Annie McKenna, Jessie arrived in New York City at the age of 16 and later married Swend Nicolai Lindquist, of Helsinki, Finland, who preceded her in death in 1947. She was also preceded in death by step-son Ted Lindquist, Crawfordsville, FL, daughter-in-law Irene, great-grandson Jimmy Howard, Jr., grandson Jons Jr. (Janson), and Gerald Jr. (Junior), all of Fort Myers. Jessie, known by many as 'Granny', lived in the Punta Rasa-Iona area since 1939. She worked in the gladiolus industry for 40 years before retiring from Zipperer Farms in 1979. She had a zest for life and to her, every morning was a new beginning. She never met a stranger and she never lost a battle until the day she left us. We will miss you, our Bonnie Lassie. Your long journey on earth is over. Your pain is gone. May the bagpipes take you home this one last time. Jessie is survived by sons Gerald Lindquist, Sr. (Jean), Harold Lindquist (Barbara), Eric Lindquist and Jons Lindquist, Sr., all of Fort Myers; daughters Joyce Marie Capps (Wilburn) of North Fort Myers and Gertrude Beatrice Tyson (Ben) of Dade City; grandchildren Tracey L. Hendershott, Brenda K. Brylanski, Amanda Canada, Cindy Bethune, Vicki Lindquist, Jimmy Lindquist, Michael Lindquist, Karen Bechtol, Harold Alan Lindquist, Ben Tyson, Jr., Bobby Tyson and Barry Tyson; 18 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and her constant companion, her toy poodle Pooh.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 7, 1955 - William
Vernon Lindsey, Sr., 69, died early
Friday morning at his home in Rosemary Heights, North Naples. He had
been a resident here 21 years. A millwright, he attended the Baptist
Church in Naples. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Lee Lindsey
and a son, William Vernon Lindsey, Jr., Naples, and two brothers in
Alabama. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Richard A. Pittman Funeral
Chapel with Rev. U. C. Walton officiating. Interment will be in Fort
Herald, December 2,1999 - Richard Milton
Livingston, 48, of Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of
Arcadia, Fla., died Nov. 30, 1999. Born
Dec. 24, 1950, in Arcadia, he moved to Cape Coral, Fla., 25 years ago
graduated from Desoto County High School, Arcadia. Always an award
student, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Florida,
Fla., in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in education and
many interests and hobbies
included genealogy and antiques, and he was a collector and dealer of
depression era glass. He researched, wrote and published the magazine
"South Florida Pioneers" for several years in the late 1970s and was
a well known historian. He also loved art, gardening, orchids and cats.
leaves one cat "Ebony." He
was a special, gifted human being
devoted and loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He was the best
gift his family ever received and the sunshine of his life will remain
everyone forever. He
senior accountant in the finance department of the city of Cape Coral.
He was a
member of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution and many
historical organizations. Mr. Livingston was a treasurer of the Dean
Historical Association. He was a member of the Fort Ogden First Baptist
his mother, Janette (French) Livingston; sisters, Barbara (Harold)
Fort Ogden, Betty Walters of Fort Myers, Lorna (George) Kron of Fort
Diane French (Charles) Kulp of Orlando; brothers, Morton "Jimmie"
(Carol) Livingston Jr. of Fort Ogden, Robert (Delaray) French of
Jadene (Joe) Jackerson of Blairsville, Ga. He is preceded in death by
father, the late Morton L. Livingston Sr. Visitation
will be from 6 p.m. to 9
p.m. Dec. 3 at Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave.,
Arcadia, Fla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the funeral
Burial will be Dec. 4 at Fort Ogden Cemetery, Fort Ogden. Memorial
may be made to "The Myeloma 200", 5765 Trailways Drive, No. 122, Fort
Myers, FL 34267, Fort Ogden Baptist Church, P. O. Box 157, Fort Ogden,
Rescue Cats at (941) 939 3680.
Fort Myers News-Press,
April 29, 2007 -
5 Nov 1910 - 18 Apr 2007 - Philanthropist Alice
Lockmiller died April 18, 2007
at her home in Calusa Harbor in Fort Myers.The only child of Louis and
Glennora Haines, was a life long resident of Florida. She graduated
from Tennessee Wesleyan College which was of her faith. She went on to
became a grade school teacher and earned a permanent elementary
teaching certificate.Alice returned to Belleview, Florida upon her
father's death to take care of her mother and grandmother. She married
Nathan Lockmiller June 10, 1936. Her husband died in a fatal auto crash
in 1955.Alice became a licensed Realtor in 1950, although she bought
her first piece of property at 11 years of age. She was the first women
realtor in Florida and was voted Women Realtor of the year in 1951 and
1953.She moved to Fort Myers in 1970 and maintained a real estate
office until 2000.Alice has been an active member of the Methodist
Church since a child. She has traveled all over the world representing
the church and was nominated to serve on the Methodist Council
Executive Committee which represents 62 of the 90 denominations in 90
countries of the world. She was one of the most active supporters of
the effort which resulted in the establishment of a Methodist Wesley
Memorial in London.Alice was a trustee of American University in
Washington, D.C., Florida Southern College and Florida Children's Home
in Enterprise. She received honorary degrees of doctorate of humanities
at both Tennessee Wesleyan and Wilmington colleges. Alice met King
Hussein of Jordan when he received an honorary degree at American
College. She has funded many schools and missions in third world
countries. Alice was a member of the DAR.In 1976 she became a delegate
to the International Real Estate Congress. In May 2000 she was awarded
the World Methodist Seat of Honor.To date 19 non-profit agencies or
ministries are beneficiaries of the Alice W. Lockmiller Charitable
Remainer Unitrust.She funded the World Methodist Peace Award in
1998.Alice has funded numerous non-profit agencies and many colleges,
universities and foundations.Her latest gifts were $750,000 to Edison
College in Fort Myers and $700,000 to the Methodist Worship Center in
Alva. Alice always had a smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye, never
complained and was always there for anyone who needed help.We her
friends and relatives will miss her greatly.Services will be held at
First United Methodist Church, 2466 First St., Fort Myers on April 30,
2007 at 10:30 AM.In lieu of flowers charitable contributions may be
made to Special Equestrians, P.O. Box 61528, Fort Myers, FL 33906, Hope
Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or First
Methodist Church, Alexander Berry Scholarship Fund #406, 2466 First
St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Caloosa Belle, March 31, 2005
- Laura Doub Lockmiller, 93, of West Palm
(formerly of Belle Glade), died at Sutton Place Nursing Home on March
7. Laura was born in Pespire, Honduras, on February 12, 1912. She was
the daughter of Fletcher Harris Doub, originally from Greensboro, NC
and Susan Motino Doub. Her first memories were from when the family
lived in Tegucigulpa, Honduras. They lived in a house about a block
form the local cathedral. When she was bout five years old, the family
moved to San Salvador. Her father who was very fluent in Spanish got a
job with the U.S. State Department. He had originally gone to Latin
America while serving in the Spanish American War. In 1921 the family
sailed from Central America to San Francisco. There Lauraís father
started a hat factory. In 1925 he grew restless and the family business
was sold. He bought a Ford automobile to make a trip across the United
States. This was before there were paved roads and motels. The family
drove and camped out across the country. They settled in a small
community called Whitehouse near Jacksonville, FL. Later they moved to
LaBelle, FL in anticipation of Hendry Ford building facilities in the
area to help in the manufacturing of rubber tires. Laura graduated from
high school in 1931 as Salutatorian of her class. She attended Florida
College For Women (now Florida State University) in Tallahassee for two
years. Jobs were scarce when she moved to Belle Glade to join her
sister Rosa who was teaching at the high school. She got a job at
Dardenís Drug Store. Later she met her future husband Carl who worked
across the street at Betznerís Hardware. They married in 1941. Carl and
Laura started their own business, Glades Hardware in 1946 and worked
until their retirement in 1977. For several years Laura worked for Gove
Elementary in the ESE Department. She also taught first grade catechism
to youngsters at St. Phillip Benizi Catholic Church every Sunday for
over 30 years. Her husband, Carl passed in 1993. In 1996 she moved to
West Palm Beach where she lived on her own until 2003.She will be
lovingly remembered by her family, including her daughter, Yvonne M.
Lockmiller, Wellington; son, Charles Lockmiller, West Palm Beach; two
grandchildren, Alison and Michael; two brothers, John Doub, LaBelle,
William Doub, Immokalee; three sisters, Rosa Nash, Port St. Luci, Julia
Chappell, Jupiter, Carmella Mayton, Alamogordo, NM; many nieces and
nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March, 11, 2005
at the St. Therese De Lisieux Catholic Church, Wellington. Burial
followed at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm
Fort Myers News-Press, 21 Feb 2007 -- George H "Howard" Long Sr 63, passed away on Monday February 19, 2007. He was born on October 21, 1943 in Ft. Myers, FL. He is preceded in death by his father George H. "Homer" Long, son George H. Long Jr., Stepfather Ernest Ballard and brother Steve Ballard. He was a lifetime resident of southwest Florida. He was in the army, participated in the rodeo circuit, drove 18-wheelers and worked various superintendent jobs in the construction industry.Surviving are his daughter, Sherri Long-Marquez (Robert) of Ft. Myers, FL and son Nathan L. "Levi" Long of LaBelle, FL. Step-children, Robyn Hallman of Dundee, FL, Randy James of Chattanooga, TN, Jeff James of Bartow, FL and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Aleta Ballard of Lehigh Acres, FL. Brothers, Edward Long (Carolyn), Toby Ballard (Debbie) all of LaBelle, FL. Clyde Ballard (Debbie) of Clewiston, FL. Sisters, Margaret Spencer (Tim) of Lawrenceburg, TN, Debbi Dilling (Jim) of Cape Coral, FL. His Aunt Glenda Wagner of Statesville, NC. He had many nieces , nephews, cousins and friends.A family service was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at Akin Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle, FL. He will be cremated at his request and burial will follow at a later date in Ft. Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle, FL.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-09-22 - John K. Long, Sr., 'J.K.', a 4th generation pioneer, died September 12, 2004 at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Lee County, J.K. was a member of the First Baptist Church, Plant City, FL, and of the Masons. He was the son of the late William Long and Thelma Keheley Long. Surviving are his children, John K. (Tina) Long, Jr. of North Fort Myers, FL; Tony (Wendy) Long of North Fort Myers, FL, Cathy (David) Hiers of Kissimmee, FL, David (Jennifer) Williams of Kissimmee, FL, Melvia (Greg) Kingen of Plant City, FL, Patricia (Billy) Reinhard of Brandon, FL, Regina (Jim) Le Heup of Thonotosassa, FL; brothers, J.C. Long of Moore Haven, FL and William Long of Cape Coral, FL; sisters, Midge Nipper of Tacoma, WA and Zona Faraci of Cape Coral, FL; 19 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 23, 2004 from 6-8 PM at North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy., North Fort Myers, FL. Graveside service will be held Friday, September 24, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Fort Myers City Cemetery, Michigan Ave., Fort Myers, FL. North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home 239-995-1113.
Ft. Myers Newspress, Tueday Oct, 6, 1992 -- Nellie Gray Heath Long Our Loving mother, , grandmother, and great-grandmother left us Oct 5, 1992 to be with the Lord. Born Oct. 4, 1916 in Vidalia, GA. Mrs.Long moved to Ft. Myers at the age of six weeks, graduating from Ft. Myers High School in 1934. She was named home coming queen at the school. Mrs. Long was a member of the order of the Eastern Star #31 for 59 years and the Pioneer Club. She and her brother Robert Heath, her uncle Cobby Sherouse and her cousins were the first ones to swim in " the concrete pool" at the Edison Estate. Coconut Peggy( Nellie) and Mango Pete( Robert) and her cousins spent many an afternoon with Mr. Edison and went fishing and swung on his front porch swing. Mrs. Long's great-grandparents Judge and Mrs E. S. Smith were caretakers and planted some of the first trees and shrubs on the estate for Mr. Edison. Mrs Long was preceded in death by three husbands, Philip Peoples, Thomas Jackson Sr. and Lewis R. Long, who passed away on June 28, 1991. Mrs. Long is survived by her three children; Philip Robert Peoples of Naples, Mrs Penny Byrd of Winter Springs, and Thomes E. Jackson Jr.of Sarasota; seven grandchildren;Philip Robert Peoples of Tifton , GA, Stephanie Lynne Kruse of Cape Coral, Melanie Anne Lewis of Ft. Myers, Patti Rae Brewer of Naples, Kimberlie Denise McClure of Oviedo, Michael Charles Peoples of Naples, and Marjorie Kaye Hensley of Winter Springs; and 13 great-grandchildren; and an uncle Carlisle Sherouse of Ft. Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 p.m. from the chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth L. Walsh officiating . Pall Bearers will be Michael Peoples, Ted Lewis Jr., Ron Brewer, David Mclure, , Hoyt Brown and Ted Lewis Sr. Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at the AndersonFuneral Home on Palm Beach Blvd. Internment will be in Memorial Gardens.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, August 21, 1922-- John L. Longbrake, 82 years old, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at his come just east of the Fort Myers Cemetery. Death was due to heart trouble. Yesterday noon Mr. Longbrake returned home from the Lee Memorial Hospital where he had withstood successfully an operationfor hernia performed a week ago last Wednesday by Drs. McSwain of Arcadia and Hunter of this city. His recovery from the operation was regarded as remarkable for one of his advanced years and it was believed he was on the road to rapid recovery. His passing away last night came suddenly. Mrs. Longbrake has been seriously ill at her home since Easter and her condition has alarmed her family and friends. She was not told of her husband's death until this morning. Mr. Longbrake was born at Merchantesburg, Ohio, having spent most of his life in Illinois. For 42 years he was a locomotive engineer on the Burlingtonr oute running out of Galesburg, Ill, his home for many years. Ten years ago last December, Mr. Longbrake came to Fort Myers, where he has since resided. Besides the widow, Mr. Longbrake is survived by four sons as follows: M. N. Longbrake, a locomotive engineer, and Dr. G. A. Longbrake, physican and surgeon, both of Galesburg, Ill. George R. Longbrake, a chaplain in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Worden, Washington, and Floyd Longbrake of this city. The body of the aged man will be forwarded tomorrow morning to Galesburg, Ill. for burial.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 25, 1936--Lloyd Longbrake, 66-year-old citrus grove operator, died yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital after a short but severe illness. He was taken to the hospital several days ago for an emergency operation which disclosed complications of a fatal nature. Mr. Longbrake came to Fort Myers in 1910 from Galesburg, Ill., where he had been associated with the Burlington railroad. He bought a citrus grove which lies between Michigan Avenue and Billy's creek on the outskirts of the city and devoted the next 26 years of his life to an intensive study of the production of better fruit. He also managed other groves adjacent to his own property. Because of his interest and knowledge of citrus culture many growers came to him for advice. Mr. Longbrake is survived by his brothers, Dr. Guy A. Longbrake of Fort Myers, M. N. Longbrake of Galesburg and George R. Longbrake of Seattle, Wash. Funeral arrangements have been held up pending arrival of M. N. Longbrake from Indiana. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of the body.
Fort Myers News Press Francis S. Longobardi, 80, of Cape Coral, died August 17, 2007. he was born July 19, 1927 in New York, son of the late Domenick and Alice ( Mariggi) Longobardi.He served his country in the Army for several months. Francis and his wife attended St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, attended charity balls, and love to take cruises.Francis is survived by his loving family, his wife Elaine (Sofia) Longobardi, his children, son Harold Briggs of FL; daughter Debra Shapiro of FL; his sisters Hortense Barone of NY; Viola Baccari of CT; and Emilia Marie D'Angelo of FL; his brother Otto Longobardi of NY; and his granddaughter Dina Torstensen.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 from 9-11 AM at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road. A funeral service will take place at 11 AM at the funeral home following the visitation. Entombment will take place at Coral Ridge Cemetery.Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press April 2, 2004 A memorial Mass will be held for Melissa A Brittenham Look, beloved wife, joyful mother of five and true friend, at 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Melissa, who was 37, died March 29 after an inspiring 21-month standoff with breast cancer. She was born May 16, 1966 in Fort Myers. Her life was dedicated to her family - her husband, soul mate and best friend, Peter J. Look, and their children, Brittney, Peter, Sydney, Hailey and Madysen, who range in age from 17 to 3. They considered Melissa to be the best Mom and spouse God sent to earth. Melissa's enthusiasm for life and her strong faith in God never faltered even as her cancer spread. She studied medical and holistic treatment options to valiantly improve her health. She extended the time she had with her family long beyond what doctors believed was possible. Even as she accepted the will of God, her thirst for understanding led her to amazing new experiences, from sitting with Native American Indians under the stars in Arizona to looking deeply into herself at religious retreats. She never stopped broadening her life experiences. Her physical stamina surprised and pleased her family and friends until the last three weeks of her life. She spent her final days in peaceful farewell to family and friends. Her final earthly act was hugging her children. Melissa remained at home and became an angel while surrounded by her husband, her mother, Helen Brittenham, and her brother, William Brittenham (FMHS 1982), both of Fort Myers. Her final breaths were released at dawn as she listened to the song 'Somewhere in Time' from her wedding video. Melissa is also survived by her mother-in-law, Geri Look, father-in-law John Look, and Pete's siblings, Michael Look and Rebecca Look, all of Cape Coral, and Wendy Look of New Jersey. Faith and love carried this family and their friends through the final triumphs of Melissa's life. Melissa and her family would like to thank their closest friends for their endless help John and Mary Rose Linden, Margo and Norm Teegardin, Mark and Patty Holmes, Judy King, Pat Joyce, Pat Carey, Bonnie Head, Connie Lummis, Karen Strang, Lee Riley, Kathy Paperalleo, Peg Horan, the St. Andrew Church family and Father Arnold. Pete would like all those who loved Melissa to know, 'We may not understand why things happen, but God has a reason for everything. Glory be to God forever.' The Looks were long-time residents of Cape Coral and members of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Melissa invested many volunteer hours with her children at St. Andrew School. She also enjoyed social outings with other families from the school. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to an education scholarship established in Melissa's name at St. Andrew School. Call 772-3922.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Sept. 11, 1886-- Sallie Loper, daughter of W. E. and Annie Loper, age 2 years and 7 months; after three days of much suffering, departed this life, last Monday morning about five o'clock a.m. September 6th, 1886. Funeral services were held at the residence of the parents of the deceased,then we laid little Sallie away to sleep until Jesus comes; who has said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God." The bereaved have our heart felt sympathy in this deep affliction. May father and mother, Gracey and Mary, meet little Sallie in the sweet by and by, where parting is no more. A. E. Householder.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept.
19, 1938, Everglades--Funeral services were held for Mrs.
Lovey Lopez Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lopez
home in Chokoloskee with the Rev. C. W. Cole officiating, with a large
gathering of friends and relatives, who brought a mass of floral
displays. Mrs. Lopez was born in 1856 in Levy county, where she spent
her girlhood. She was married in 1880 to Gregoria Lopez, who was born
in Baros, Spain. After her marriage she came to Chokoloskee where she
lived for four years before going to what is now known as the 'old
Lopez place' about five miles southeast of Chokoloskee on Lopez river,
which was named for her family. Mrs. Lopez had six children, two of
which are deceased, Lewis Lopez died at the age of 21 in 1901, Mrs.
Walter Alderman died in 1926 and is buried in Fort Myers. Her surviving
children are Joe Lopez, Gregory Lopez, Alfonso Lopez and Mrs. Ida B.
Hadsock of Lakeland. The three boys are leading citizens of Chokoloskee
and Everglades. Mrs. Lopez died after an illness of 14 months. She was
buried on her own property at Chokoloskee, beside her hosband and son
Lewis. The entire community feels the loss of this outstanding and
highly esteemed citizen, as she was truly one of the early pioneers of
this part of the country and with her passing an era in South West
Florida history has been turned. Lovie P.
Fort Myers News-Press -
2004-11-28 - Tony Lopez, 90, of N. Ft. Myers,
passed away November 24, 2004. Tony was born July 17, 1914 in Key West,
FL. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Aug. 1937 to 1941 when
Pearl Harbor was bombed. He re-enlisted into the Marine Corps serving
in the South Pacific. On Feb. 23, 1945 during his 4th day on Iwo Jima
Gunnery Sgt. Lopez was wounded by a Japanese sniper earning him a
Purple Heart. After losing his leg Tony went to work for the Government
as a bookkeeper at the Naval Air Station Norfolk until he retired in
1954. He was married to Lessie Mae Cason from 1941 until her death in
1978. He then was married to Nelda Cheatham June 16, 1979 until her
death in May 1999. Tony was the oldest Marine member of the Paul E.
Ison Marine Corps League. He was a life member of VFW Post 10127
serving in many positions including Post Commander and District 13
Commander. He also served as the State Poppy Chairman receiving an
award for the highest poppy sales. He was a life member of Cooties. In
April 1986 he was granted the 32nd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted
Scottishrite. He was also life member of the American Legion and D.A.V.
He is survived by two sisters, Floras Garcia of Sarasota and Lenora
Lopez of Key West, niece Paula Chapman of N. Ft. Myers,
step-granddaughter Beth Hill and many friends. Funeral services will be
held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home at 2:30 PM.
Visitation will be on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 13, 1955 - Funeral services for C. Franklin Lott, Sr., 52-year-old general sales manager of Franklin Hardware and associate with the firm since 1928, will be this afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Young-Harvey chapel with Rev. John J. Rooks, pastor, First Methodist church, officiating. The Fort Myers Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 1288 will be in charge of services at the graveside of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are: Bob Hauser, Bob Ricks, G. M. Cline, Fred Betterton, W. J. F. Spillers, and Bill Moncrief. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Franklin and employees of Franklin Hardware. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Pearl M. Lott, and his mother, Mrs. Jessie Tarrer of Ideal, Ga., are a daughter, Mrs. Helene Branch, Fort Lauderdale, Fla, a son, C. Franklin Lott, Jr.; a brother, Luther Lott, Miami, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Mame Brooks, Ideal, Ga.; four grand-children, Jimmy and Marsha Lin Branch, Fort Lauderdale, Fla, David and Donna Lott, Fort Myers.
FORT MYERS PRESS, Tuesday, July 23, 1940 Mrs. Isabel E. Love, 26, wife of William D. Love of Collier City, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial Hospital after a week's illness. She is survived by her father, H. R. Collier of Miami, and her mother, Mrs. Nancy Williams of Collier City; one sister, Mrs. Ermal Cameron of Fort Myers; and her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Collier. She was also the great niece of W. D. Collier. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Maxwell of the Church of God officiating. Pallbearers will be Bill Lanier, Frank Daniels, Kelly Gant, Frank Padgett, Jerry Barron and Tom Smoot. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 29, 1937 - Samuel D. Love, 61-year-old retired sales engineer, died yesterday, one week after he arrived to spend the season at a residence on Rhode Island avenue. His home was in Summit, N. J. Mr. Love is survived by his wife; two sons, Samuel L. and Edward; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Standwood, and Mrs. Mabel Spooner; two brothers, Dr. C. R. Love of Brooklyn and H. H. Love of East Orange, N. J., and a sisters, Mrs. Edward Muller of Stanford, Conn. The body will be shipped to Brooklyn, N. Y. for burial. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of local arrangements
Fort Myers News-Press, February 2, 2011 - Joan Speidell Lowe, 80, of Fort Myers passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, 2011. Born May 22, 1930 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Joan moved with her husband, Bob, and their children to Florida in 1957. They would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in March.Joan retired from Sears & Roebuck after 20 years of service in the Catalogue Department. She enjoyed sewing, was very creative and an excellent cook. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob, of Fort Myers; her Aunt Pearl Galloway of Chicago, Illinois; her brother Duane "Bud" (Joan) Speidell of Lincoln, Nebraska; son Sam (Nancy) Lowe of Mary Esther, Florida; son David (Chrysann) Lowe of Gresham, Oregon; daughter Valerie (John) Hoffman of Danville, Virginia; daughter Julie (Richard) Shera of Fort Myers; grandson Chris (Michelle) Lowe of Cameron, North Carolina; grandson Michael (Rebeca) Lowe of Clovis, New Mexico; granddaughter Valeri (Michael) Woods of Homer, Georgia; grandson Allen Lowe of Athens, Georgia; grandson Maximilian Hoffman of Danville Virginia; great-granddaughter Brianna Woods, great-granddaughter Sarah Lowe, great-grandson Michael Woods, and great-granddaughter Katie Lowe.A Memorial Service celebrating Joan's life will be held this Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ located at 9550 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33966 with Randy Simmons, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Church.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Joan to Hope Hospice at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Fort Myers News-Press, May 31, 1961 - John
53, a resident of Bayshore, died Tuesday. Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Clara Lowe; four daughters, Barbara, Linda, Gayle and Sandra; six
sons, Allen, Richard, John, Benny, Bobby and Thomas Lowe; two nieces
and two nephews. Arrangements by Leo. W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press --
2005-06-30 -- Rebecca Dawn Lowe passed away
peacefully at home on June 29, 2005. Rebecca was in her 11th year.
Cherished daughter of Denver and Sherry (nee Finch). Rebecca is also
survived by her grandmother; Irene Lowe of Ft. Myers; aunts and uncles;
Clarence and Duch Finch of Waterford, Canada and Barbara Howden of
Simcoe, Canada and her poodles, Fifi, Beau, and Red. A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 10:00 AM at the Metz Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Tommy Rickards officiating. Interment will follow at
Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to
9:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by
the Metz Chapel of Harvey Engelhardt Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory,
Fort Myers Tropical
News, July 27, 1926 - Pierce Bailey, wealthy young New Yorker
held in the Lee
county jail on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of
Miss Kathleen Lowery in an automobile accident
early Sunday morning, expects to be released on $10,000 bail early
today and plans to leave immediately for the home of Miss Lowery in
Chattanooga, Tenn., where the girl's body was shipped yesterday...
Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 9. 2007 -- Francis Anthony Lucciola, 90, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on October 9, 2007. Formerly a resident of West Orange, NJ he lived in Fort Myers for many years. A graduate of Rutgers University, Francis was a Registered Pharmacist known to many as the pharmacist at Center Drugs in Verona, NJ. He was later the Senior and Chief Pharmacist of Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove, NJ. He was a veteran of the US Army during WWII, serving in the Medical Corps. He was also a member of many professional organizations, including: The Southern Gulf Society of Hospital Pharmacists, The Gulf Coast Pharmaceutical Association, The New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association, The Essex County (NJ) Pharmaceutical Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 6255, Cedar Grove, NJ), American Legion (Post 185, Caldwell, NJ), and The Rutgers University Alumni Association. Francis was also a member of the Verona (NJ) Rescue Squad, for 17 years. Locally, he was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Francis was preceded in death by his wife Lois Bernice Lucciola and a son, Francis Jr. He is survived by two daughters: Estelle (Anthony) Colgary, of Hightstown, NJ and Lois Wise (Rick Colangelo) of Jupiter, FL. Also surviving are grandchildren: Anthony "Chip" Colgary IV, and Laura and Brian Wise. Other family members include Mother-in-law Jane Davenport and former son-in-law David Wise. Also special to Francis was his caregiver of many years, Marie Hickson and her family. Visitation will be held Friday, October 12th from 11:00 am- 1:30 pm at Kiser Funeral Home. A mass at St. Columbkille will follow, followed by burial at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Donations may be made in Francis' name to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Belle, April 20, 2012 - Alfreda
Luckey, age 85, of Fort Myers,
passed away Monday, April 16,
2012 in LaBelle. She was born March 18, 1927 in
Fort Myers News-Press-July 17, 2008- Alice Sue Luckey, age 59, of Alva, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008. She was born January 3, 1949 in Bradenton, FL the daughter of Medford D. and Hallie Mae (Driggers) Williams. Mrs. Luckey was married to Oscar I. Luckey for 42 years. She was a Building Supervisor at Alva Middle School, she worked for the Lee County School Board for 33 1/2 years. "Sue" is survived by her loving husband: Oscar I. Luckey; children: Stethanie A. Ohliger, Angela S. Sanchez, Matthew O. Luckey; grandchildren: Dionna Ashley Marcello, KaLan K. Ohliger, Jacob A. Fournier; great-grandchild: BreAunna T. Marcello; Mother: Hallie Mae Williams; brothers and sisters: Dale Williams, Patty Alle, Edd Walker, Edna Mae Whidden, Irene Newman, Arvin Williams and numerous other extended family members and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL with Norman Walker and Brother George A. Henderson, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 6-8 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.
FORT MYERS PRESS, March 23, 1911 - A sad death occurred Sunday night, February 26, at LaBelle. Hugh Jay Luckey, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Luckey of Alva, had been ailing for a few days, but was not considered seriously sick, when he was taken worse and died at his uncle's, his parents not knowing of his being sick until notified of his death. Jay, as he was familiarly called, was a good boy, kind and quiet of disposition, and wil be greatly missed in the home. He was about seventeen years of age, and leaves his parents, six brothers and a sister to mourn his loss. His remains were taken to Fort Denaud for burial. Mr. L. D. Baldwin was called to conduct the services at the cemetery. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and relatives.
Caloosa Belle, 8 Nov 2007 -- Lela S. Luckey, age 86, of Lake Placid, passed away Nov. 4, 2007 in Lake Placid.She was born Nov. 14, 1920 in Sanibel Island, the daughter of the late Berien and the late Ellen Lenora (Worth) Stewart. She was a lifelong resident of South Florida and grew up in LaBelle. She lived primarily in Palm Beach County and with her husband James, owned and operated various grocery stores. Lela loved fishing and square dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Luckey. She is survived by two sons: Gary W. (Betty) Luckey of Lake Placid, Glyn (Pamela) Luckey of Murphy, N.C.; one sister, Nettie Pearl Howard of LaBelle; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Wonder Johns officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. All arrangements were under the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Caloosa Belle, 2 Sep 2005 -- James Franklin Luckey, age 89 of Okeechobee, died Aug. 31, 2005 in Okeechobee. He was born Nov. 17, 1915 in LaBelle.He was preceded in death by: his parents, Samuel A. and Anna Luckey; brother, Herbert M. Luckey; sisters, Alma Birdwell, Clara Wilkinson and Louise Ketrin.Survivors include: his wife of 70 years, Lela S. Luckey; sons, Gary Wayne (Betty) Luckey of Okeechobee and Vernon Glyn (Pam) Luckey of Murphy, N.C.; brother, Sherman C. Luckey; sister, Evelyn Hancock; eight grandchildren: Libby Luckey, Sheryl (Rickard) Soderstrom, James Tifton (Kimberly) Luckey, Nikole (Brad) Brothen, Rene Pauley, Scott (Sheri) Luckey, Danile (Katrina) Luckey and Tammie (Mike) Patrick; seven great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Justin, Sean, J.T., Tiffani, Dakota and Ernie.Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle, funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Reverend Sherman Swan officiating.Interment will follow at Ft. Denaud Cemetery.Caloosa Belle, 3 May 2007 -- Oscar Irvan Luckey, 70, of LaBelle, passed away April 18, 2007, in LaBelle.He was born July 9, 1936, in LaBelle, the son of Robert Floyd Luckey Sr. and Florrie Merle (Kennington) Luckey. He was a fourth generation Floridian.Survivors include one son: Irvan (Kathy) Luckey of Pittsburg, NH and one daughter: Sandra Luckey (Thomas) Ballard of Bakersville, NC; three brothers: R. Floyd Luckey Jr. of New Hampshire, James T. Luckey of Alabama and William A. Luckey of New Hampshire; grandchildren: Joseph Kennington, Kevin Kennington, Holly Kennington, Michael Kennington and Joshua Luckey. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2011 - Owen L. Luckey, Sr., went into the afterlife January 5, 2011, at the age of 89, to be with his Lord, his son and his many friends. He was a fifth generation Floridian and a genuine Florida Cracker. He was a combat engineer in World War II. He participated in the invasion of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was decorated during the Battle of the Bulge. He was born Feb. 1, 1921 in LaBelle, the son of the late Stafford Owen and Susie Irene Luckey. Survivors include his wife: Alfreda (Knighton) Luckey, one son: Owen L. (Kathleen) Luckey, Jr., two daughters: Dianne (Jack) Jackman and Regina Johnson; grandchildren: Tammy Jackman, Cecil Jackman, James O. Luckey, Jennifer Pierce and Mary Pringle,. He was preceded in death by his son, James Alfred Luckey who was killed in action in the Vietnam War. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church, 10721 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers with Rev. James Daniels officiating.Interment will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery, Fort Myers. Visitation will be Monday from 06:00-08:00p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, May 28, 1925--Samuel Luckey COUNTY PIONEER DIES TUESDAY. The funeral services of Samuel Lucky, 80, who died at his home on Central avenue at 5:15 yesterday evening, were held at Englehardt's chapel this morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Adams officiating. Burial at Fort Myers cemetery. The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of Fort Myers and drove here from Orlando, where he was one of the pioneer sawmill men and a man high in business circles, forty years ago. He and his family made the trip overland in a wagon. With his arrival in Fort Myers, Mr. Lucky began doing work for the county and many bridges in the county was constructed by him. The bridge on the cemetery road has the same foundation and underplanting placed there by Mr. Lucky thirty-five years ago. He was one of the first advocates of good roads in the county and lived until he saw his plans applied by the county He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in a Confederate regiment. Mr. Lucky owned a piece of ground at the city limits and farmed it successfully. A few weeks prior to his death he was hale and robust for a man of his age and a good conversationalist. Death was the result of a complication of diseases. He leaves three sons, William Lucky, Cliford O. Lucky and Samuel Lucky, jr. and several daughters and many grandchildren
Caloosa Belle--March 6, 2009 BEAUFORT, S.C. - Sherman Cleveland Luckey, Sgt. Major USMC (Ret.), died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He was 91. He was born in Ft. Myers, Fla., a son of the late Samuel and Anna Christian Luckey. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 26 years of service and earned the rank of Sgt. Major. Among his achievements were 14 campaign ribbons during World War II and Korea with one personal combat ribbon. He was a life member of the Drill Instructors Association, a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Carteret Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, the McLeod Bible Class, director of the Cancer Support Group, and former board member of Friends of Caroline Hospice. He is predeceased by his parents; two wives, Thelma Williard Luckey and Caroline Brunson Luckey; two brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include one son, Heyward C. Luckey of Hilton Head; three daughters, Ann L. King and her husband Robert of Edisto Island, Druscilla B. Bridges of West Columbia, and Martha Luckey of Nyack, N.Y.; one sister, Evelyn Hancock of Florida; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many more loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2009, at Carteret Street United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret St., Beaufort, SC 29902, Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th St., Port Royal, SC 29935, or The American Cancer Society, 59 Pope Ave., Suite 101, Hilton Head, SC 29928. Copeland Funeral Services were in charge of all arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press -- Mrs. Susie Luckey, 90, of 3720 Lora St., died Wednesday night. She was born in Bardford County, Fla. and had lived in Lee County for 65 years. Survivors include three daughters, Irene Luckey, Fort Myers, Mrs. Cassie Tipton, McAlphin, Fla. and Mrs. Eloise Gaylord, San Jose, Calif; two sons, Jesse Luckey, Fort Myers and Oby Luckey, LaBelle; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Burial in Fort Myers Cem.)
Fort Myers News-Press -- 2005-04-08 -- Richard C Ludwig, 75, of Cape Coral, FL died April 6, 2005. Richard was born in Toledo, OH on May 29, 1929 to the late Clarence and Helen (Przybylski) Ludwig. Richard worked as a salesman for the Catholic Digest for many years, working his way to a supervisory position and then became the District Manager and finally managing the sales force for the United States. In 1958 he started the Seaway Candy Inc. and began selling candy to schools for fund raisers. Working with the schools allowed him time to spend summers boating on the Great Lakes. He was an author, a U.S. Coast Guard Captain, a pilot and Past Commodore of the Maumee River Yacht Club. He was founding member and parishioner of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish in Toledo and an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl Sidonia. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Kathryn Martin Ludwig of Cape Coral; daughters, Deborah (William) Saba, Sr. of Toledo, OH and Kimberly Rollmann of Colon, MI; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, Arnold (Jean) Ludwig of Cape Coral and sisters, Bea Winters and Luella Ludwig both of Toledo, OH. A funeral mass will be held Monday, April 11, 2005 at 11:30 AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, June 4, 1933--Word was received here Friday night of the death in the northern part of the state of George M. Lummis, a former resident of Lee county. His body will arrive on the 8:30 train this morning and will be taken directly from the train to the Fort Myers cemetery for interment. Funeral arrangements are in charge of L. W. Engelhardt. The Rev. O. T. Anderson, pastor of the Edison Park Community church will conduct a short service at the grave. Mr. Lummis is survived by his wife and three children.
Fort Myers News-Press--Oct 24, 2003 George Vernon Lundquist, 77, of Ft. Myers, passed away October 23, 2003. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2003 at Ft. Myers Cemetery on Michigan Ave. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, February 9, 1953 - Mrs. Minnie K. Lundquist, 67, of 1028 Woodside Ave., a resident of Fort Myers for the past 34 years, died unexpectedly at her residence Sunday. Survivors, besides her husband, Gus A. Lundquist, are three sons: Harry E. of Naples, Charles H. of St. Albans, W. Va., and George V. Lundquist, Ft. Myers; a daughter, Mrs. A. A. Vitatoe, Naples, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by McQueen and Young, funeral directors.
Roy D. Lundy , age 84, of Moore Haven passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his home in Moore Haven. Roy was born March 23, 1927 in Moore Haven, FL. He is the son of the late Paul Edger and the late Amy (Surgnier) Lundy. Roy was the Sheriff of Glades County from 1956 to 1981. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven and a 50 plus year member of the Moore Haven Lodge 61 F. & A.M. He is survived by his two sons: Roy D. Lundy, Jr. (Sandra) of Moore Haven, FL, Jack E. Lundy (Janice) of Moore Haven, FL; grandchildren: Scott Lundy (Nicole), Brad Lundy (Leslie), Jaclyne Pollard (Dwayne); great-grandchildren; Garrett Lundy, Katelyn Lundy, Carolanne Lundy and Aubrey Pollard. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene Scott Lundy in 1989 and two grandchildren: Samuel David Lundy and Amy Elizabeth Lundy. The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30 at First United Methodist Church Of Moore Haven, 300 Avenue L. S.W., Moore Haven, FL. Rev. Charlie Watts will be officiating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Calling hours will be Thursday, December 29 from 06:00-08:00p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL
Myers News-Press, Dec 20, 2004 - Marie M. Lunt,
83, a long time resident of Ft. Myers, passed away Thursday at Captial
Memorial Medical center in Tallahassee, FL from complications of a
major stroke. Born in St. Joseph, MO, Mrs. Lunt lived in California and
worked for Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II. Her first
husband, Marine Corporal Marvin L. Farris, was killed in Bouganville,
Solomon Islands. She married her second
husband, Alfred E. Lunt, Jr., a diesel-electric mechanic, and lived in
Colombia and Venezuela for over 17 years. Ft. Myers became a home base
for her family after buying a home on McGregor Blvd. in 1965. She
raised her family single handedly after moving back to Ft. Myers
permanently in 1975, followed by the death of her husband.Mrs. Lunt was
a very active volunteer in the community supporting the Ft. Myers
Rebels football team when her sons played in the 1970s. She was also a
long time Ft. Myers High School Athletic Boosters Club member working
concession and ticket sales for many years. After her sons graduated,
she volunteered her time to the annual Edison Festival of Light ticket
sales in Edison Mall. When the Henry Ford Winter Home was remodeled,
she lent her cross-stitch skills to sewing many of the embroidered
drapes hanging in the home. The widow of the late Alfred E. Lunt, Jr.
and mother of the late George L. Lunt, she is survived by son Alfred E.
Lunt III, daughter-in-law Marsha and granddaughter Jessica (19) of
Fayetteville, NC; son Samuel D. Lunt, daughter-in-law Agnes, and
grandchildren Ryan (7), Sean (4) and Erin (4) of Tallahassee; and son
Kallen M. Lunt, daughter-in-law Julia and grandchildren Brandon (9) and
Bailey (6) of Tallahassee. Interment at Ft. Myers Cemetery. Kiser
Funeral Home ,481-4341 .
News-Press, 6/26/2008--Doris C. Lusso, 86, of Lehigh
Acres passed away June 21, 2008. She was born in Glen, New York to
parents, Arthur Campbell and Lena M. Buhrmaster; was a resident of
Lehigh Acres for 33 years; and was married for over 36 years to the
late Henry "Buck" A. Lusso who predeceased her in 1983. A woman
dedicated to our country, she served as a Medical Surgical Technician
in the U.S. Army, was an active member of the American Legion, the VFW
and the Eastern Star. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed
quilting, crocheting and cross stitching. She is survived by her
daughters: Virginia (James Sr.) L. Wollerman and Caroline M. Kretser;
sister, Vera M. McConchie, 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and
many nephews, nieces, cousins and very special friends. Visitation will
be held at the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.,
on Thursday June 26, 2008 from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held on
Friday at 10:00am with a Military Honors burial following at Lee
Myers News-Press, August 12, 2003 - Ira Clayton Lutz,
62, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on August 8, 2003. He was
born in Washington D.C. and lived most of his life in Fredericksburg,
Virginia and the surrounding area. He retired from the C+P Telephone
Co. in Washington D.C. and was a United States Air Force Veteran. He is
survived by his mother Evie V. Kaelin, two daughters, Michelle Johnson
of Spotsylvania, Virginia and Stephanie Lutz of Lehigh Acres, Florida,
one sister, Vickie Smith of Lehigh Acres, Florida, two grandchildren,
Hanson D. Johnson II and Mykala Johnson, as well as several nieces, and
nephews, along with many other family members and friends. Funeral
services will be on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at 1:00 PM at Lee
Memorial Park Funeral Home. Entombment in the Lee Memorial Park
Mausoleum with military honors will immediately follow. There will be a
reception following the services at the American Legion Post #323,
Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, Florida. Ira's family would like to thank
the following people for serving as pallbearers during this difficult
time, Danny and Melvin Davis, Kenny Smith, B.J., Rikki, and Christian
Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Ira's
loving memory be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home,
Fort Myers, Florida
Petersburg Times Aug 5, 2010
Alan Jerome Lutzk, 64, lifelong resident of
Tampa died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Alan was a drummer and played while
attending Plant High School and University of Tampa from where he
graduated. He arranged entertainment for others as his profession. He
was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Lutzk and his brother,
Martin Lutzk. Survivors include his mother, Rose Lutzk; his uncle,
Charlie Perry; sister-in-law, Lois (B.J.) Lutzk; niece, Robyn Nalavany
(Blace); nephew, Jason Lutzk (Jeni) and his longtime girlfriend, Sharon
Israel Brookins. Graveside services will be held Friday, 10 am at
Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be made to Congregation Rodeph Sholom. An on-line guestbook is
available at segalfuneralhome.com
Ft Myers News-Press, March 6, 2001 - Richard J. "Rick" Lynge, 66, of Lehigh Acres, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2001. He served his country in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He had resided here since 1978, formerly of Chicago. Mr. Lynge was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lynge in November 1988. Surviving are his children, Scott C. (Robin) Lynge of Lehigh Acres and Laura A. Ball of Ft. Myers; two brothers, Warren (Lupe) Lynge of Littleton, CO and Arthur (Marge) Lynge of Eunice, LA; two sisters, Alice Kraus of Chicago, IL and Elizabeth Cressen of San Antonio, TX; and two grandchildren, Ryan Scott Lynge and Heather Ann Ball. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the church, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Farley Memorial funeral Homes 239-369-2181
Fort Myers News-Press, May 29, 1936 - Rev. Andrew William Lynn, 66, died at his residence on East First street yesterday afternoon after a three-weeks illness. He is survived by his widow, four sons, A. W. jr., Thomas J., David R. and Daniel, and three daughters, Miss Violet Lynn, Mrs. Myrtle Deese and Mrs. Polly Anderson. Mr. Lynn had made his home in Fort Myers for the past 20 years. He was a retired Baptist minister. Ffuneral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. Crowder will have charge of the rites. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 5, 1938 - George
R. Lynn, Sr., 77, died yesterday
afternoon at Lee Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Funeral
services will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the
Lawrence A. Powell, Inc., chapel on First Street. Burial will be in
Fort Myers Cemetery. Mr. Lynn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E.
Lynn; a daughter, Mrs. Gordon F. Henry of West Palm Beach; two sons,
City Councilman J. D. Lynn and George, Jr., and five grandchildren,
Gordon F. Henry, Jr., Jean Henry, Louis, John and Brian Lynn. Mr. Lynn
had made his home in Fort Myers for the past 28 years, coming here from
Jacksonville in 1910. Founder and president of the Farmers National
Bank at Madisonville, Ky., Mr. Lynn retired in 1908 and came to
Jacksonville for his health, later moving to Fort Myers in 1910. During
his 28 years in Fort Myers, Mr. Lynn engaged in the real estate
business and development. He was an Elk, Mason, Shriner and a member of
the Christian Church.
Fort Myers News-Press, 11 Jul 2007 -- Samuel Sargent Lyons set sail from the Port of Fort Myers for his eternal sail on Friday July 6, 2007. He is survived by his first mate Charlotte Stiles, his crew Ross and Michelle Lyons, Chris and Mary Lyons, and Mary and Richard Wright; and his deckhands Zachary and Amber Lyons, Patricia and Sarah Lyons and Connor Wright.Sam served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. After the service, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Purdue University and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Sam taught Math, Science and Shop at Tarpon Springs High School. In Fort Myers, he taught Psychology at Edison College and was the Director of Guidance at Cypress High School.Sam shared his passion for sailing throughout his life. He was Commodore of the Purdue Sailing Team. In Tarpon Springs, he founded a sailing club for boys and girls. He not only taught them to sail but helped each of them handcraft their own boats. He also served as Commodore for the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club. Sam was a member of the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit. He was also a member of the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society which promoted sailing within the community and inspired many youngsters to develop a lifelong love of the water. Sam was a deeply spiritual person and served as a Lay Reader for the All Saints Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs. Those left behind will be comforted by each other and the wonderful memories of good times shared with Cap'n Sam. In lieu of flowers Sam's crew has requested that donations be made to Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle; Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
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