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    Fort Myers News-Press, October 21, 2007 - Lisa Joan LaBarbera, 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 2001 - John W. Lack, Sr., 83, went home to be with the Lord March 14, 2001. A resident of Cape Coral since 1976. John was born August 29, 1917 in Sea Cliff, NY. After serving in the US Army during WWII, John began his 35 year career with Uniroyal in the goly division. After retirement he became active in the Naly Name Society, St. Andrew Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus. He was a member of th VFW and American Legion and the Long Island - New York Club. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phoebe, daughter, Catherine Nocera; sons, John Jr., Robert and Donald. Cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held TODAY, March 16, 2001 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice. Coral Ridge Funeral Home 283-0540
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, August 25, 2011 - Phoebe Catherine (Kohlmeyer) Lack, 86, of Cape Coral died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Bellmore, N.Y., on Long Island to Thomas and Mary Clay Kohlmeyer. She worked for many years as a nurse at Glenn Cove Hospital. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Long Island Club and Club '76. She was a volunteer at Cape Coral Hospital. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family. Survivors include her loving family, including her daughter, Catherine Nocera of Cape Coral; sons, Donald Lack of Tampa, Robert Lack of Cape Coral and John Lack Jr. of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Lack Sr., on March 14, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 24, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral. Burial followed at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in her life story and to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January  27, 2008 - Marjorie Jean Wintle Lackey, 88, of Fort Myers, FL passed away January 25, 2008. She was born June 10, 1919 in Fort Myers, FL to parents Captain Arthur Noble Wintle and Nellie Mabel Russell Wintle. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd L. Lackey on Sept. 18, 2006. They were married for 66 years. Mrs. Lackey had 1 brother, Arthur Russell Wintle, Sr. and 2 sisters, Eleanor Wintle Ellis and Winifred Wintle Moore that preceded her in death.She and her husband were in the court of Edisonia in February, 1950. Mrs. Lackey worked at the Arcade Book Shop in the 50's and 60's and later at the Sunshine Card Shop in downtown Fort Myers. she also was a member of the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers (Pink Lady) for 35 years. Jean was a loving, caring person always thinking of others before herself. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.Mrs. Lackey is survived by a daughter; Gail Lackey Uzzell and her husband, Ronald of Fort Myers; a granddaughter, Rebecca Uzzell Egbert of Fort Myers, and several nieces and nephews; also a very special sister-in-law, Jewel Wintle of Fort Myers.Funeral services will be conducted at 11AM on Wednesday, January 30th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 2466 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 or to the charity of your choice.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907

Fort Myers News-Press, September 10, 1932 - The body of W. W. Dad Lacy was sent to 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.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 16, 2009 - Bryant Madison Lady, 38, of North Fort Myers, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. He attended Caloosa Elementary and Caloosa Middle and was a graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School. He was a gifted golfer winning the Burlington County Championship in 1991. He enjoyed playing in a Christian rock band where he played the guitar. He also enjoyed fishing, boating and NASCAR racing with Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kaylyn Madison Lady of Cape Coral; father, George Lady of Haines Port, N.J.; brothers, David of Plant City and Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif. He is preceded in death by his mother, Maryann. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the funeral service at 5 p.m. today at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests donations be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway.
    Fort Myers News-Press Jul 16, 1998 Maryann Miller Lady, 67, of N. Fort Myers passed away on Monday, January 30, 2006. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Maryann moved to N. Fort Myers in 1973 from Potomac, MD.She is survived by her 2 sons, David and his wife Amy of Plant City, FL and Bryant of N. Fort Myers; 3 sisters Dora, Elvera and Janet; granddaughter Kalyn; and her close friends at Edison National Bank in Fort Myers.A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Maryann's name to: Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, August 19, 2013 - John Giovanni Laferlita, 90 of Cape Coral passed away at home Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. He was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Vizzini, Sicily, Italy to Giovanni and Alda Laferlita. He moved to Cape Coral from West Babylon, N.Y., in 1983. He loved having family time with everyone around him, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 63 years, Maria Gattuso Laferlita; children, Silvana, Alda and John; grandchildren, Melissa, Samantha, Jeff, Oliver, Zita; great-grandchild, Cody. The family received friends at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Monday afternoon, Aug. 19. Entombment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January22-23, 2011 - Betty Jean Laferriere, 79,  of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Betty was born in Nashville, Tennesse on April 7, 1931 to Arnold Gentry and Flossie McClurkan, both deceased. She was married to her loving husband, Wilfred, for 54 years. Betty enjoyed volunteering at her church, Gulf Coast Church of Christ.. She also sang in the church chorus (Alto) and was a greeter. After church, of course, then it's time to cheer on the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes. She was a naturally gifted piano player. She loved to sew and  cross-stitch. Though she had many interests and hobbies, Betty's favorite past time was with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind 3 beautiful children, Karen Schaefer of Vero Beach, Fl, Richard (Teresa) Bartley of Tampa, Fl, and Larry (Pam) Laferriere of Fort Myers, Fl. Betty is predeceased by her sister Anita Langdon. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Tina Parris, Gina Teixeira, Amber (James) Jurgens, Valerie Bartley, Rachel Laferriere, Kevin Laferriere and Becky Bartley; and her great grandchildren Aristan, Alyssa, Joey and Ricky. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1-2pm at Gulf Coast Church of Christ. The funeral  service will start at 2:00pm. The entombment will take place Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, following the service at Church. Betty's family requests that any memorials be sent to the Gulf Coast Church of Christ Building Fund.
    
Fort Myers News-Press, August 25, 2011 - Hilton Maurice LaFountain, 90, passed away August 22, 2011. He was born July 16, 1921 in Richford, Vermont to the late Roy and Lillian (Cook) La Fountain. He came to Lee County in 1951 from St. Albans, Vermont and was a Presbyterian. He was a life member of the Forty and Eight American Legion, VFW, DAV, Masonic Lodge #56, Araba Temple, and was a volunteer special deputy for the Lee County Sheriffs Department for 22 years. Hilton loved fishing, and amature radio. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; sons, Gary and his wife Sandie of North Fort Myers and James and his wife Jeanne also of North Fort Myers; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers. Funeral will be Friday at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press -- 17 Jan 2000 -- Norma A. LaHam, 72, of Bokeelia, FL, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, in Bokeelia. She was born in Newark, IL, and had lived on Pine Island fifteen years, coming from Aurora, IL. She was a member of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church on Pine Island. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Shevlin of Pineland, FL, Julene Bentz of NY; two sons, Jamil LaHam of Baltimore, MD, Shephen LaHam of Woodridge, IL; brother, Ralph Anfinsen of Pine Island; sister, Joan Taylor of Littleton, CO; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Susan Wood and Jane DePaolo. The Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery .
   Enid Merle Laidlaw, age 97, of LaBelle, passed away October 11, 2012 in LaBelle. She was born June 18, 1915 in Saint Catherine, Jamaica to the late Harold Frank Folkes and HIlda (Binloss) Folkes. Enid was a teacher for many years at a private elementary school in Jamaica. She loved taking care of children. She loved attending church and always participated in church work wherever she lived. Survivors include her son: Owen Garth (Zona) Laidlaw of Pinehurst, NC daughters: Annette Nadine (Stafford) King of LaBelle and Dawn Marie (Paul) Da Silva of Pembroke Pines, grandchildren: Nicholas Laidlaw, Phillip Laidlaw, Stafford King, Anne-Marie King, Dwayne Da Silva and Jason Da Silva, seven great-grandchildren and nephew, Randolph Roy Folkes Jr.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Betram Leance Laidlaw, son: Lathan Carlesdale Laidlaw, sister: Ruby Campbell, grandson: Eugene King and niece: Joyce Roberts.  A private funeral service was held at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Dr. Newton Hoilette officiating. Internment followed at Ft. Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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. F. O. Lamb, 57 years old, died early yesterday morning at her residence at 1321 Katherine street. Survivors include her husband, Lester 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. L. Cain.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 12, 2001 - Jane Elizabeth (Marsh) Lamb, 51, died in Pensacola, Florida, April 10, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Jane was born in New York State and moved to Fort Myers in 1961. In 1993 she moved to Pensacola with her husband Kenneth Lamb. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and Edison Community College. She was an active member of First Pentecostal Church where she helped with a number of important ministries including writing faith-inspiring cards to shut-ins, Women of the Spirit and Vacation Bible School. In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Jane is survived by her parents, Walter and Catherine Marsh of Fort Myers; her children, Robert (Bo) Bacon, IV and his wife, Barbara; Kelly Kendrick and her husband, Chris; Roger bacon and his wife Nora, all living in CHarlotte County, Florida; her step-son, Andrew Lamb of Ocala; her brother, John Marsh and his wife Linda of Wilmington, NC; sister, Dorothy Brown and her husband Robert of Fort Lauderdale; and sister Katherine Chappelle of Fort Myers. Jane is also survived by four grandchildren, Austin, Chris, Courtney, and Cameron and 15 nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wishes, she passed peacefully from this world into eternity at her home surrounded by her family. Her fortitude and faith will stand far beyond her lifetime as standards for her family to measure their own faithfulness in dealing with life's troubles. Visitation will be held in the sanctuary of First Pentecostal Church, 6500 north 'W' Street, Pensacola, Florida on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A memorial 'Home Going' celebration will immediately follow in the sanctuary. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Jane Elizabeth Lamb to the Pensacola Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Jane's legacy to her community and family will be the example she set through her undying love of Jesus, faith in His Word, and the comfort she derived from the indwelling of His Spirit in her body. 'Death, where is thy sting'?
      Mary Lamb

Fort Myers News-Press, October 17, 2004 - 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 Memorial Gardens Funeral Home - Dorothy (Woolard) Lambing, 96, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away, Monday, February 24, 2014 in Cape Coral. She was a homemaker and long-time member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Ft. Myers. Dorothy was born April 15, 1917 in Beloit, WI to the late Clyde and Mabel Markley Woolard. After her mother’s death in 1918, she moved with her father to Fort Pierce, FL in 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lambing (1993), her daughter, Linda Price (2002) and 2 brothers, Charles Clyde and William Woolard. She is survived by her son Charles “Chuck” (Carol) Lambing of Cape Coral, FL; son-in-law, Bob Price of Ft. Pierce, FL; grandsons, Donald (Melody) Lambing and Larry (Jolene) Lambing; and 4 great grandchildren, Clayton, Caden, Jordan and Ryah; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10am-11am with Funeral Ceremony at 11am, Friday, February 28, 2014 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice 2430 Diplomat Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 3390 or online at http://www.hopehospice.org/. Online condolences and re-membrances may be sent at www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 8, 2011 - Providence Mary Lamm, passed away July 6, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born April 3, 1916 in Ashtabula, Ohio to the late Joseph and Angeline (Vacca) Grippe. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Carmen; sister, Sadie; and brother, Sam. Mary came to Lee county in 1978 from Beech Grove, Indiana. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the American Italian Club of Cape Coral and the Moose of Cape Coral. She was a gifted artist and crafter. She made exceptional art with shells, played bridge, mahjong and enjoyed ballroom dancing. She is survived by her son, Frank of Greenwood, Indiana; daughters, Mary Jo (and husband Roy) Hill of Speedway, Indiana and Anna Marie (and husband Barry) Beck of Cape Coral, Florida; brother, John Grippe of Ashtabula, Ohio; sister, Madeline (and husband Peter) Bernado also of Ashtabula, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristy, Lori, Airika, Jason, Lisa and John who is serving in the US Army in Afghanistan; thirteen great-grand children and many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    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.

Fort Myers 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 Lee County. He left behind many loving relatives and friends and was thought of as a very special person. If you knew him, you know that he always had a smile and would have made you laugh to brighten your day. All who knew him are missing him now and feeling a definite loss. However, we know that he would want us to smile and enjoy each day as he did with a positive outlook and a large dose of humor. Relatives and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, July 15th at his home at 1 o'clock to remember him. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 21, 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, August 23, 2007 - North Richland Hills, TX - 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, December 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 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, December 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, November 20, 2004 - 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, December 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, February 23, 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, December 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, January 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.

      Henry Lanier

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.
    Fort Myers Tropical News, April 18, 1931 - Hosea Parker Lanier, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lanier of 2712 Lura street, died at his home yesterday afternoon after a short illness. Funeral arrangements , which are in charge of the Lawrence A. Powell mortuary, have not been announced. Survivors include his parents and three sisters, Harris, Hazel and Betty Jane.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 26, 1936 - Mrs. Mary E. Lanier, 64, died 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.

       Neil C. Lanier


     Fort Myers News-Press, January 28, 2003 - Elizabeth 'Betty' Lape, 77, of Cape Coral died January 27, 2003. Betty was born February 9, 1925 in Ferndale, PA, a daughter of the late William and Stella Farabaugh Goss.She is survived by her husband Ralph Lape, daughter, Karen White and grandchildren, Tara White and Brad White all of Cape Coral. Funeral services Friday, January 31, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Friends may call Friday from 1 - 3 p.m. prior to services.
   Fort Myers News-Press, June 23, 2011 - Ralph E. Lape, 86, of Cape Coral died June 20, 2011. Formerly of Somerset, Pa., he had resided here since 1979. Born July 26, 1924 to Augustus Oscar and Mary Virginia Lape, Ralph was a WW II Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, daughter, Karen White, 2 grandchildren, Tara (Marc) Crumpton, Bradley Matthew (Heather) White, 1 great grandchild, Blake Crumpton, 1 sister, Lois (Robert) Brougher, and 1 brother Charles (Ruth) Lape. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth in 2003. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 25 at 11:00 AM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM to service time at the funeral home. Coral Ridge Funeral Home 283-0540
    Fort Myers News-Press March 10, 2009 Edith Harman Lapi passed away at the age of 95 on March 6, 2009 at her home on Sanibel. She was the widow of Doctor Louis Lapi of Rochester, New York. Mrs. Lapi was the mother of five children: Maria Drumm, Antoinette Vickers (deceased), Edith Tatum, Louis Lapi and Tony Lapi. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.A resident of Sanibel since 1975, she was very involved in philanthropic activities throughout the community, including Teen Challenge, Southwest Florida Symphony, Sanibel Shell Museum, to name a few. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.A private burial service was held at Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date. Edith was a kind and loving person, a wonderful mother and will be missed by all who knew her.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 1999 - Frank J. Larocca, 81, of Bonita Springs, died January 7, 1999. He was born in Akron, OH. A son of the late Pietro and Angela Larocca, he retired from the B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. in 1972. He moved to the local area from Cuyahoga Falls, OH in 1972. Frank was a member of the Moose in Bonita Springs, and St. Leo Catholic Church. Mr. Larocca is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Helen G. and loving daughter and son-in-law, Angeline and James Kontur of Erie, PA. His granddaughters: Constance Kontur of New York City, Gina Witherow of Eugene, OR; his brothers: Pete and Anthony of OH. He was preceded in death by his brother and two sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 11, at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday 2 - 4 p.m. Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, 936-0555
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 22, 2013 - Helen (Starner) Larocca, 94, passed away September 17, 2013, at St. Mary's East in Erie, Pennsylvania. Daughter of William and Gertrude Werner Starner, Helen was born December 27, 1918 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. A 1937 graduate of Stow High School, Helen lived in Cuyahoga Falls until 1972 when she and her late husband, Frank, moved to Florida. She remained in Bonita Springs, Florida, where she was a member of St. Leo's Church, until 2007 when she moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, to be near her daughter. Helen is survived by her daughter, Angie Kontur, of Erie; granddaughters Constance (Gregory) Dalvito of New York City, and Gina Kontur of Erie; great grandchildren Amelia, Jamie and Charlotte Dalvito of New York City; sister and brother-in-law Grace and John Morrison of Akron, Ohio; brother Ralph Starner of Akron; brother-in-law Pete LaRocca of Cuyahoga Falls and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband of 55 years, Frank, she was preceded in death by siblings Charles, Marie, George, Loretta, Edward, James, Robert, Mary Jane, Martha and Walter and son-in-law James Kontur. Helen's passion in life was traveling, from an autumn hike in the woods to a cruise around the horn of South America. She visited six continents and loved adventure whether it be hot air ballooning, swimming with dolphins, flying in a glider or climbing Ayers Rock in Australia. At age 75 she hopped on the back of a snowmobile with her daughter and rode the 150 mile circuit of Yellowstone National Park in one day. At age 85 she rode a camel in Egypt and climbed the Great Wall of China. When she was home at her beloved Bonita Beach condo she could be seen every morning at the crack of dawn briskly walking five miles on the beach. She continued doing this until she suffered a stroke nearing her 89th birthday. Friends are invited to graveside services at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Boulevard Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10a.m.. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th St. NW Washington, DC 20090-7180 or St. Patrick's Food Pantry, 130 E. 4th St., Erie, PA 16507. Burial services will be in Fort Myers, Florida Memorial Gardens Saturday, September 28th at 10a.m.. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com .
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 21, 2009 - Connie Gale (Morris) LaRocco, 67, of Cape Coral, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral. She was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Griffen, Ga., a daughter of Leroy and Leilla Turner Morris, now deceased. She retired from United Airlines after 34 years of dedicated service. She had resided in Cape Coral for the past five years, coming from Chicago. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her husband, John R. LaRocco of Cape Coral; children, Scott (Melissa) Gutierrez of St. Charles, Ill., and Christel Eggers of Carol Stream, Ill.; grandchildren, James Ellis and Taylor Eggers; and brother, Harold (Joan) Morris, and sister, Brenda (Thomas) Connell, both of Griffen, Ga. Funeral services will be held today in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will be held in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

  Fort 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 27, 2006 - Klaus A. Lasch, 68, of Cape Coral, passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2006. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Bremerhaven, Germany and moved to Cape Coral in 1984. He is survived by his loving wife, Marga Lasch; his children: Barbara Hansen, Frank Hansen, Tony Hansen, Christine Durepo, Joann Gallant, Monica Pribanic, Karen Bassett and Sandra Kobelski; 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gertrude Hildebrandt. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 27, 2006 from 6-8 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home on Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral where funeral services will also be held at 10 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2006.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 6, 2013 -  Marga H. Lasch, 83, of Cape Coral went home to be at peace with our heavenly Father on Monday, December 2nd, 2013. She was born in Bremen , Germany - raised her 5 daughters in Connecticut and lived out the remainder of her life in Cape Coral with her loving husband, Klaus, who pre-deceased her. Leaving behind to cherish her loving memory are her daughters -Christine (Robert) Durepo, Joann (Robert) Gallant, Monica (Kenneth) Pribanic, Sandra (Edward) Kobelski - all of Lee County, and Karen Boudreau of Connecticut. Marga will be very missed by her 10+ grandchildren and 14+ great-grandchilden. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2pm Monday, December 9th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, April 14, 2012 - Carl Edward Latta, 97 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012. He was born on October 14, 1914 in Fairmont, West Virginia to James and Cora Bennett Latta. Mr. Latta moved to Cape Coral in 1986 coming from Huntington, WV. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral for 23 years and was a member of Huntington Masonic Lodge No. 53, the Huntington Shrine Club, and the Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, WV and He is survived by his loving family including his daughter, Carla Antonio and her husband, Colonel Melvin Antonio, USAF, Retired; grandchildren, Edward Ray Bolt, William Troy Bolt, David Sean Antonio; great grandchildren, Corey Bolt, Kyle Bolt, Brittany Bolt, Paul Bolt, Tyler Bolt; brothers, Paul Latta and Ralph Latta. Mr. Latta was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Virginia Latta May 7, 2009, and his granddaughter, Anita Eileen Antonio. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral service on Monday, April 16th at 12 Noon at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, Entombment with a Masonic service will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Research, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family
    Fort Myers News-Press May 10, 2009 Eileen Virginia Latta, 92 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on May 7, 2009. She was born on October 16, 1916 in Rowlesburg, West Virginia to Herman and Nellie (Lantz) Burkhalter. She moved from Huntington, WV in 1986 to Cape Coral. Her enjoyments included playing pinochle, solitaire and most of all spending time with her family. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral for over 20 years. She is survived by her loving family including her husband of 72 years, Carl Edward Latta; daughter, Carla (Melvin) Antonio; grandchildren, Edward Ray Bolt, William Troy Bolt, David Sean Bolt; great grandchildren, Corey Bolt, Kyle Bolt, Brittany Bolt, Paul Bolt, Tyler Bolt; brother in laws, Paul Latta, Ralph Latta. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Anita Eileen Antonio. Visitation will be from 10 am until the funeral service at 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 11th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Research, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 5, 2012 - Joann Lauro, 67, a Cape Coral resident since 1975, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, died March 2, 2012 in Ft. Myers. She was born March 8, 1944 in Brooklyn to the late John and Margaret (Coviello) Ienco. Joann was of the Catholic faith, was a devoted member of the Women's Council of Realtors, Past President of the Harney Point Kiwanis Club as well as being an active member of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. Joann is survived by her loving daughter, Debbie Tackett of Cape Coral as well as her granddaughter, Shannon Tackett also of Cape Coral. Funeral services are tentatively set for 10:00AM Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 Southwest 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991, with Father John Deery officiating. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Those honoring Joann by serving as Pallbearers will be Paul Reis, Vinnie Lattarulo, Dana DeCastro and Al Rizzi. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
    Hope L. Lause, 91, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away March 2, 2013. She was born July 25, 1921 in Middle Point, Ohio and moved to Fort Myers in 1957. Hope was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, Florida. She spent the early part of her work career as a bank teller for Lee County Bank. She retired banking 1968. She co-founded along with her husband, Gulf Paving Company in Fort Myers in 1963. She currently was serving as the Chairman of Gulf Paving Company. Hope was an avid garage sale hunter and loved the game of Golf. She was a member of Cypress Lake Country Club.Hope leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons John T Lause (Carolyn) of Alva, Florida and Timothy B Lause (Laurie) of Fort Myers, Florida. She also leaves behind her very dear friend, Ann Ballantine of Fort Myers, Florida. Her adored grand children, Michael Lause and Keri Linden (Shawn). Sadly Hope was predeceased by her husband, Harold Lause in 1984. Also predeceased by her sistrs Grace, Datha, Marcelle and her brother Harold.A brief viewing is scheduled for Wednesday March 6, 2013 and will begin at 9:30 AM with religious services beginning at 10:00 AM. The service is being conducted by George McCracker of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The visitation and service will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907. All friends and loved ones are invited to attend. A private entombment is scheduled to follow the service at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers please consider donations to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press,, April 20, 2008 - Juan C. Lausell, age 85, of Fort Myers, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. He was born in Puerto Rico in 1922, and came to New York at the age of 13. Juan served for 40 years in the Merchant Marines, and then moved to Fort Myers in 1995. He is survived by his loving Wife, Maria, 8 Children, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. A Visitation will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 at Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal Church, 507 Center Rd., Fort Myers, FL, beginning at 6:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow on Tuesday at 10:00 am at the church. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being held by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. 239-334-4880

      Ernest LaVoie Jr "Johnnie"

   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 Fort Myers 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 19-21, 2012 - Carol Sue Lawhon, 80, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers, passed away September 16, 2012. She was born September 18, 1931 to the late Herman and Estell (Williams) Leffers. She married Ed Lawhon 65 years ago. They spent most of that time running the L & S Market grocery store on Fowler. It later became Ed's Foodway. Ed and Carol loved to travel in their motor home and visit with friends. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Ed; sons, Mark Lawhon and his wife Fonna of Fort Myers and Brent Forrest of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Doyle Leffers of Los Angeles, California and Steven Leffers and his wife Rita of North Fort Myers; many nieces and nephews and a granddaughter, Rachel. There will be a visitation on Thursday, September 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida 33907. Funeral service will be Friday at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org or the Shriner's Hospital for Children at www.support.shrinershospitals.org. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 24, 2009 - Richard Lawhon passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife Susie "Libby" Lawhon at his side. A viewing will be held at the First Christian Church at 2061 McGregor Blvd. Thursday, March 26th from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 27th at 1pm at First Christian Church at 2061 McGregor Blvd. with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following graveside services to celebrate Richards's life with a Bar-B-Que at Janeen & Joes home. Richard left behind 5 daughters - Darlene(Tom) Murphy, Marlene (Clyde) Willems, Colleen (Alvin) Chapman, Laurine (Larry) Belanger, Janeen (Joe) Pledger, 15 Grandchildren & 15 Great Grandchildren, 2 Brothers - Edward (Carol) Lawhon, Donnie (Norma) Lawhon, preceded in death are his mother, Morning Singletary, his father, Lawlon Lawhon, brother & sister in-law, Kenneth & June Lawhon, grandsons, Jamie Roberts & Mark Willems. Richard was born & raised in Fort Myers. One of his loves was his grocery stores he started in 1958 L&S #2 and then in 1976 started Lawhon's Grocery & Meats on Bayshore Rd where he was voted the Honorary Mayor of Nort Fort Myers, and President of the Morning Liars Club where he held council. He loved all his customers, family & friends and would do anything for them. His Grocery stores were his life's work. People would stop by Lawhon's to here his jokes and get daily neighborhood news. He stood a stout 5'5' wearing rolled up dungarees & short sleeved cowboy shirt, & a Stetson hat, but people that knew him thought he was 10 feet tall. Dad, you will be missed by mom, your daughters and all your family & friends. Dad, in memory of one of your jokes " Did you take the down town bus or the up town bus."Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 4, 2013 - Susie Elizabeth "Libby" Lawhon, 82, of North Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. She was born July 20, 1930 in Eagle Lake, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lawhon; her father, Carl Albritton; her mother, Lettie Laurine Craig; grandsons, Mark Willems, Jamie Roberts and five brothers. Mrs. Lawhon leaves behind five loving daughters: Darlene (Tom) Murphy, Marlene (Clyde) Willems, Colleen (Alvin) Chapman, Laurine (Larry) Belanger and Janeen (Joe) Pledger; fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mom and Dad had two stores: L & S #2 and Lawhon's Grocery. Our Mom was a true southern lady with a posture of dignity and set herself and her family on high regards with a heart of gold. "You never know when you're making a memory". Mom would say her legacy would be how we should live our lives as if each moment has roots and will grow long after we have moved on. Friends will be received from 6 - 7:00 PM Saturday, July 6, 2013 at First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, with funeral services beginning at 7:00 PM. Interment in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 15, 2014 - Eugene M. Lawless, 91, of Lehigh Acres was born on April 18, 1922 in Mantua, Ohio to Owen and Alma Lawless, and passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice on Sunday, January 12, 2014. He is a WWII US Army veteran. Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Cordia Mae Lawless; four daughters: Virginia Postl, Patricia Lillard, Sharon Butler and Kathleen (Buddy) Higginbotham; three sons: Larry Lawless, Ralph (Mona Lisa) Lawless and Joseph (Darlene) Palmer, along with a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Patrick Lawless, sister Minnie Roberts, sons Gerald Lawless and Thomas Lawless and a granddaughter, Amy Lawless. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Friday, January 17th from 1 PM until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hope Hospice. Info. (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 30, 2012 - Patrick H. Lawless, 88, of Alva passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012. He was a WW II Air Force veteran. He served during the war as a radio operator mechanic. He was a member and a deacon at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Patrick is survived by his children: Sheila Frazier, James Lawless and Donna Decker; Grandchildren: Patrick Frazier, TJ and Jeremy Lawless, Monica Brown, Carl Decker and Joy Ahrens; Great Grandchildren: Bella, Kaylyn, Rosie, Delaney, Sydney, Landon, Katelyn, Mitchell, Douglas and Eden; and his Brother, Eugene (Cordia) Lawless. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Neil Lawless. Visitation will be held at The Seventh Day Adventist Church 14830 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers on Friday, August 31, from 12 PM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to the church. Info. 334-4880

Body found in truck in Lehigh Acres canal identified - Fort Myers News-Press, 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, October 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, March 30, 2005 - 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, April 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, February 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, May 26, 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, December 6, 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 Press, May 19, 1898 - LEAK - Died, after a short illness, bright, 4-year-old Ruth Leak, the youngest child of Prof. and Mrs. R. B. Leak, last Sunday (May 16, 1898).

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, December 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 December 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.

  Fort 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 September 5, 2010 - Blanche Santini Townley Lee, a 4th. Generation Native Floridian, was born March 7, 1929, on a houseboat at the end of the first canal on "Crescent Beach" states her birth certificate, now known as Fort Myers Beach. She is believed to be the first girl born on Fort Myers Beach. Her parents were Joseph Cyril and Margaret (Smith) Santini. She passed away on September 2, 2010, at Hope Hospice in Shell Point Village at the age of 81.She was pre-deceased by her parents; her three brothers: Grinnell (Stogie), Elmo (Modie) and Leonard Cyril Santini; two husbands: Arthur James (Doc) Townley, Jr., and Maurice F. (Mo) Lee; a step-son, John Lee and her granddaughter, Jami Lynn.She is survived by her sisters: June Santini Johnson and Frances Santini; her daughters: Marci Hallock of Tillamook, OR and Carla (Charlie) Middleton of Old Town, FL; her sons: Mark (Terry) Townley and Jay Townley, both of Fort Myers Beach; step-daughter, Virginia (Mike) Lopez of Cape Coral; step-sons: George (Diane) Lee of CA and James (Judy) Lee and Christopher (Daena) Lee, all of Texas. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren: Mark, Graydon and Melita Hallock and Dusti and Daniel Middleton and step-grandchildren: Charles, Jason, Lori, Trisha, Debbie, Selena, Marybeth, Danny, Jenna, Ron, Jake and James; nine great grandchildren: Clarece, Mark Jr., Jadyn, Matthew, Mariah, Levi, Avarie, Kylie Ann and Blair Elizabeth Hallock; two step-great grandchildren: Bailey and Nicholas and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and forever friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Community, 5632 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers with interment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 - 8 PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Myers Beach Historical Society or to Hope Hospice.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com

Fort Myers News-Press 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, Sunday, September 7, 1980 - Charles W. Lee, 75, a lifetime resident of Alva, Florida, died Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Leona Reed Lee, two brothers, Jake Lee and Irby Lee, both of Alva, Florida and one sister Wavey Williams of Arcadia, Florida. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Alva Cemetery with Rev. James H. Daniels and Rev. F. T. Mason officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 13 Dec 2005 -- Eddie Pearl Lee, age 81, of Alva, FL passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 in LaBelle, FL. She was born Feb. 15, 1924 in Muse, FL. She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-six years, William Erbie Lee, four sons; William Jesse Lee of N. Fort Myers, Roy Elston Lee of Alva, Glenn Edwin Lee of Punta Gorda and John Ervin Lee of Punta Gorda, seven grandchildren and seve great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, 11:00 aM at the Alva Cemetery with Rev. James Daniels and Rev. Earl Daniels officiating. The family will receive friends today from 4-7 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers.

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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 21, 2012 - Helen Lorraine Lee, 87, of Fort Myers, Ace's loving angel, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was born August 13, 1925 in Sharon, PA and moved to Florida from Painesville, OH in 1960. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and volunteered for many years at Lee Memorial Health System and Colonial Elementary School. Mrs. Lee leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 65 years, Chester "Ace" Lee; her children: Robert Lee (Debbie), Scott Lee (Karin) and Chris Lee (Susan); her grandchildren: Nicole, Jason, Darcy, Bryan, Jennifer, Christopher and Kristen and three great grandchildren: Eva, Conner and Christian. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Pastor Joey Brummett officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 - 8 PM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin, Alzheimer's Research Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court, Fort Myers, FL 33907.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 27, 1962 -  James R. Lee, 41, of 1802 French St., died Sunday in Alva. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally Lee; one daughter, Miss Patricia Gail Lee, Fort Myers, a son Steve Lee of Columbia, S. C.; two rothers, Woodrow R. Lee and Daniel Lee of Alva; half-sisters, Mrs. Estell Carter of Fort Myers, Mrs. Mabel Lopez of Chokoloskee, Mrs. Floree Baldwin of Columbia, S.C.; half-brothers, Bill Rewis, Gus Rewis of Alva, Rayford Rewis of Chokoloskee, Porter Lee and Sadie Lee of Columbia, S.C. Interment in Alva Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press,  January 24, 2014 - John C Lee, “Johnny” passed away January 19, 2014. A Ft Myers native, he served 4 years in the US Marines. He worked in the swimming pool business for over 35 years.He leaves behind Nancy, his wife of 47 years, son John and the love of his life his grandson John Michael Lee. Also 3 brothers and 1 sister as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves his constant canine companions Maggie and Chloe. No formal service has been planned ,in lieu of flowers please make a donation to ARC or any no kill animal shelter in his memory was his only request. Semper Fi!!!!
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sat., April 11, 1981 - Leona Reed Lee, 86, of Rt. 2, Box 627, North Fort Myers, died Thursday, April 9, 1981. She had been a member of the Church of God, Alva. She is survived by three sons, William T. Reed of North Fort Myers, Zeke Reed of Ft. Myers and Robert W. Reed of Bushnell, Florida; one daughter, Cassie Daniels of Ft. Denaud, Florida; two brothers, Homer Green and R. L. Green, both of Ortona, Florida; also 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grand-children and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Alva church of God with the Rev. F. T. Mason and the Rev. James H. Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7-9 p.m. at Leo w. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

     Mary Lee

    Fort 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.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 3, 2013 - Ralph T. Lee, Sr. 79, of Cape Coral passed away Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at his home. He was born June 2, 1934 in Carbondale, PA to his parents Thomas J. and Anna (nee: LaCanna) Lee. Ralph graduated from St. Peters College in Jersey City, NJ with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. He served his country honorably with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. From 1957 to 1988 Ralph owned and operated Real Estate, Insurance, and Travel companies in New Jersey. Ralph retired to Cape Coral in 1988 from New Jersey. In 1990 he established AA Associates Realty. Ralph was active in many organizations through the years which included; Past President Dunellen Rescue Squad, former Chief of Dunellen Jr. Fire Dept., Past Trustee of the Sunset Manor Association, Past President Bound Brook-Middlesex Rotary Club, National, State and Local Board of Realtors both in NJ and FL, The Elks Club, American Legion, he was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Church, K.O.C. Council 11177 and also served as Past Faithful Navigator of Fr. Christopher Gaynor Assembly # 2155. Survivors include his wife of 32 years Helen, five children; Thomas J. (Debra) Fischer of Charlotte, VT, Sharon (Daniel) Guariglia of Niagara Falls, NY, Kathy (Anthony) Corsini of Flemington, NJ, Thomas J. (Sharon) Lee of Cape Coral, and Ralph T. Lee, Jr., of Daytona Beach, FL, one sister Louise (Heinz) Mahler of Ft. Myers, FL, sister in law Estelle J. Logan of Cape Coral, and seven grandchildren; Kyla, Dana (Brian), Melissa (Matthew), Michelle, Noah, Anthony, and Shelby, niece Stacey Lee and nephew Jacob Lee. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joann Sarboukh. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at St. Katharine Drexel Church. Burial with military honors will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Ralph's Life Tribute and share a memory or condolence with his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 8, 1978 - Robert Vivian Lee, Lee County tax collector from 1925 to 1941, died Tuesday. He was 84. Lee, of 1410 Tredegar Drive, Fort Myers, was a graduate of Alva High School and Pierce College in Philadelphia, PA. His father, Henry A. Lee, was an early settler in Alva, moving there in 1903 and operating a general store and hotel. Lee served four 4-year terms as Lee County tax collector, after serving as deputy clerk of the circuit court until 1925. After he left the tax collector post, Lee then became active in real estate, development and insurance. He was developer of the Lee Apartments and the Arvelee Apartments in Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Lee; one dauhter, Mrs. Edna Lynn of Tampa; one sister, Mrs. Frank Mills of Wayne, PA, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thusday at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., with the Rev. Wayne C. Johnson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating, Private emtombment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 8, 1953 - Mrs. Rossie Vivian Bass Lee, 49, died at her home early yesterday after a long illness of cancer. The former Rossie Bass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Bass, she was a member of a pioneer family and a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. Surviving besides her husand are her mother, Mrs. Carrie Bass of Fort Myers; a son, Robert M. Lee of Fort Myers; a daughter, Mrs. Brian C. Lyon of Tampa; three brothers, R. S. (Shep) Bass, Sr. and a. D. Bass of Fort Myers and Irven Lockler of Bowling Green; a sister, Mrs. Ivo Harper of Orlando; and three grandchildren, Carlton and Douglas Lynn and Rossie Vivian Lee. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Young-Harvey chapel and the Rev. J. Donelson Jones officiating. Services at the graveside in Fort Myers Cemetery will be conducted by the Eastern Star. Active pallbearers will be T. Grimes Dennis Jr., Jack D. Hughes, James Moore, Carl Roberts, Doyle Chesire and Russell Wintle. Honorary pallbearers will be W. Glenn Gibson, Victor Simmers, John Henry Fears, Carl P. Heuck, Dr. C. Gordon Merrick and W. A. Sheppard.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 5, 2009 - Wanda M. Lee, age 79, of Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away Sunday November 1st, 2009. Visitation will be held 6 - 8PM Thursday November 5th, 2009 at Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, located at 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, (239) 368 - 7080. Funeral Services will be held 10AM Friday November 6th, 2009 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Please sign the register book by visiting:http://www.andersonpatterson.com.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 26, 1942 - Wiley R. Lee, 64-year old former post office employee and furniture dealer, died suddenly yesterday in Jacksonville where he had gone to seek a government position. Although he had not been in robust health lately, he worked with the Florida racing commission last winter and went to Jacksonville expecting a new appointment. The body will be returned here on the morning train. Mrs. Nona Lee who accompanied her husband to Jacksonville will return here today by automobile with Mrs. Winnie Lee Trolan, her daughter, of Jacksonville. Other survivors are a son, Seth Lee, now on the high seas, a brother Ben Lee, of Fort Meade and a sister, Jessie Lee of Worthington Springs. Local funeral arrangements will be made by Spooner and Engelhardt. Mr. Lee was one of the best known men in Lee county, coming here to live 37 years ago from White Springs in North Florida. He soon accepted employment with the postoffice and was assistant postmaster to B.C. Foxworthy. They resigned together to open the Foxworthy & Lee Furniture company wich was active in business for many years on First Street. When this firm was dissolved, Mr. Lee was associated with several other furniture companies.
     Fort Myers News-Press, May 5, 2011 - William Erbie Lee, age 91, of Alva died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at LaBelle, FL. Mr. Lee was born October 19, 1919 in Alva, FL. He is the son of the late William Jesse and the late Lula (Chancy.)He is survived by his four sons: William Jesse Lee of North Fort Myers, FL, Roy Elston Lee of Alva, FL, Glenn Edwin Lee of Arcadia, FL, John Ervin Lee of Punta Gorda, FL; and his eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Eddie Pearl Lee and his two grandsons Gary Lee and Jason Lee.Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 7, 2011 in the chapel of the Akin-Davis Funeral Home of Fort Myers with the Reverends Earl and James Daniels officiating. A graveside committal service will follow in the Alva Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Alva, FL.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 31, 2010 - Charles LeFevers, 93, of Cape Coral, died Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Cape Coral. He was born October 25, 1916 in Pineville, KY. He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Geraldine; son Charles (Kathleen) LeFevers of Chico, CA; daughter Lyndia (James) Bradley of Cape Coral; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Fuller Cape Coral Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Family will receive friends from the hours of 4-6 PM. Final rest will take place with military veteran honors Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by Fuller Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service.  
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 9, 2013 - Geraldine (Ginter) LeFevers, 90, of Cape Coral, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. She was born February 8, 1923 in Kenvir, KY and moved to Cape Coral from Bronston, KY in 1996. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cape Coral and Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 309. Mrs. LeFevers leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Lyndia L. Bradley (Jim) of Cape Coral and Charles LeFevers, Jr. (Kathy) of Chico, CA; her grandchildren: April, Jeff, Alan, Shawn, Eric and Erin; her great grandchildren: Ashley, Andrea, Melissa, Danny, Payton and Ashley; her great, great grandchildren: Sophia and Olivia and her sister, Joan Gilbert (Hoover) of Englewood, OH. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, Charles LeFevers in 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1:30 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 29, 2014 - Caroline M. LeFevre, 94, of North Fort Myers, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born March 25, 1919 in Trinidad and moved to Fort Myers from Oakland Park, FL in 1993. Mrs. LeFevre leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Carla A. Jackson of North Fort Myers; her daughter-in-law, Betty LeFevre of Clinton Township, MI; her grandchildren: Carol, Sharon, Elaine, Jackie, Lisa, Jeff Romele, Jason, Sean and Dynasty; her great grandchildren: David, Melissa, Justin, Rene, Phillip, Valerie, Dave, Ryan, Kyle, Blaine, Steven, Christian, Tanner, Felicia Jo and John; her great, great grandchildren: Maliya, Logan, Remington, Kaden, Cainan, Isabella, Alexander, Tyler, Kaleigh and Kendall. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2014 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from Noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com. 
    C.J. "Jimmy" Leffers

    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 23, 2003 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press January 19, 2008-- Ralph L. Leffers born September 29, 1923 in Fort Myers died January 18, 2008 in Lakeland, FL. Ralph is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary Mildred Leffers, son R. Larry Leffers and daughter JoAnn (Bill) Beaumont, grandsons, Todd (Summer) Johnson, Russ (Gina) Leffers and Tony Beaumont; granddaughters, Reba Earle and Katrina Leffers and 2 great-granddaughters. He is also survived by a sister Iris Hicks and a brother Earl Leffers. Ralph spent most of his childhood in Winter Haven and moved back to Fort Myers in 1941. Returning home after serving in the Army during World War II. He went to work for A.W.D. Harris as a meat cutter at Home Supply grocery store in 1947 and worked for him until Harris Foodway in Fort Myers Beach closed in 1982. Ralph was then custodian of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers until retiring and moving to Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland in 1992. Family will receive friends Saturday January 19th at Memorial Gardens on Colonial Blvd. from 508 PM. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday Jan. 20th at 2 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 2480 Second St. downtown Fort Myers.In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Ralph's memory to either First Presbyterian Church Music Dept. of Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer Center and Research Institute, 4001 E. Fletcher, Tampa, FL 33613.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 14, 2012 - David Lefkowitz, 88, of Fort Myers, passed away December 12, 2012. He was born August 11, 1924 in New York City to the late Louis and Sarah (Altman) Lefkowitz. He served our country in the Army Air Corps during WWII. David later retired as Chief Dispatcher for the New York City Transit Authority. He and his wife Anna moved to Fort Myers in 1999. David loved to play cards, scrabble, wood working, fix things and dance with his wife and daughter. He volunteered for the Jewish Federation of Lee County and Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He had a great sense of humor and was extremely wise. He is now joined with his wife Anna. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Judi Lefkowitz and her husband Andy Lutkoff, Jerry Lefkowitz and his wife Rose Marie and Larry Lefkowitz; a brother, Marty Lefkowitz and his wife Jo; grandchildren, Elijah, Noah, Samuel, Stacy, Jenny and Randy; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Heather. There will be a funeral service on Thursday at 12:00pm at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. Burial will follow in the cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice . Condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

  Fort 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.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, December 23, 2013 - William "Bill" J. Leicher, 81, a Cape Coral resident for the last six months, formerly of Seven Hills, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, Dec. 20, 2013. He was born March 11, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph and Anna Leicher, now deceased. He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Parma, Ohio. For over 25 years he managed Bunce Brothers Clothing in Cleveland and served his community as an auxiliary police officer of Parma Heights. Many will remember him for his faith in God, love of family and country. We will dearly miss his outgoing nature and wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jeanette "Jan" Leicher of Cape Coral; four loving daughters, Denise Wise, Cher Wulff (Rick), Darlene Cusick (Willie) and Michelle Leicher (Dave Spence, fiance); three grandchildren, Dave Wulff, Jenni Wise and Dan Wulff; as well as three great-grandchildren, Alexis Wulff, Emily Wulff and Evelyn Wulff, and soon a blessed new arrival, Ava Marie Wise/Sherman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joe, John and Matt; sister, Pauline Sterba; son-in-law, Jim Wise; and granddaughter, Robin Wulff. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., today, Dec. 24, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral, with Father John Deary officiating. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of William J. Leicher are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, or a veteran foundation of one's choice. Friends and family are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at  www.MullinsMemorial.com. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 21, 1934 - R. A. Leifeste, 40-year-old world war veteran, died yesterday morning at the veterans' hospital in St. Petersburg. He had been ill for several years following his war service. A resident of Fort Myers for several years, Mr. Leifeste was a native of Mason, Texas. A military funeral with the American Legion in charge will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt and Sons' chapel on McGregor boulevard. In addition to his widow, Mrs. Leola Leifeste, he is survived by four brothers, one of them O.H. Leifeste of Fort Myers. Members of both the Legion and the Elks club wil attend the funeral. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Gibson, Comer Bowden, C. O. Courtney, Dr. Baker Whisnant, Luther Luffman, Kenneth McAfee, Hugh Senneff and Fred Mellor.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 3, 2009 - William A. Lemay, 92 of Cape Coral died Wednesday, July 1, 2009. He was born on March 16, 1917, in Coventry, R.I., to Alphonse and Regina Lemay. He was formerly of Rhode Island, where he was an avid fisherman, moving here in 1979, where he enjoyed golfing. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; daughters, Jeanne (Raymond) Gervais of Cape Coral, Cecile (Robert) Lovette of Live Oak, Fla., and Arline Fague of Murphy, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael, Timothy, Scott, Debra, Samuel, Kimberly, Elijah, Joel, William, Brian, Pamela and Eugene; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tiffany, Hailey, Madison, Benjamin, Heather, Suzanne, Candice, Molly, Emily, Gabrielle, Donald, Rickey, Samantha, Mariah, Jessica, Alicia, Jennifer, Brittany, Dominic and Sara; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Blanche Lemay. Visitation will be Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 8, 2013 - Joseph M. Lezark, 88, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away peacefully Saturday, November 2, 2013 at his home. Joseph was born November 10, 1924 in Washington, Pennsylvania to the late Anna and Matthew Lezark. A World War II Naval Aviator and a retired United Airlines Boeing 747 Captain, Joseph retired to Punta Gorda from St. Charles, Illinois in 1984. He was a member of many social and fraternal organizations including the Punta Gorda Masonic Lodge No. 115 F&AM, Scottish and York Rite Valley, Araba Temple of Shrine, and the Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 170, all of Fort Myers, Florida, and American Legion Post No. 110 of Port Charlotte, FL. In several, he served in a leadership capacity. He was Past Master of the Punta Gorda Masonic Lodge and led their annual Holiday Food Baskets program for many years, and also served as a volunteer at Charlotte Regional Medical Center Hospital in Punta Gorda.  Joseph loved to play the Trombone as a young man, playing in his church and a band. He was also an avid fisherman who enjoyed travel and golf. A devoted husband and father, he was especially proud of the accomplishments of his three children, as well as those of his grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his children, Linda (Robert) Reger of Orland Park, IL, Patricia (William) Wilkinson of Kamiah, ID, and Joseph (Kim) Lezark of Ruckersville, VA; three grandchildren, Janette (Matt) Hemphill of Lewiston, ID, Cody (Sara) Wilkinson of Grangeville, ID, and Jesse Wilkinson of Post Falls, ID; four great grandchildren, Emma and Josey Hemphill of Lewiston, ID, and Abe and Ila Wilkinson of Grangeville, ID; also, a sister Margery (Thomas) George of Anniston, AL, two nieces and four nephews. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by two sisters and their spouses, Ann (Oscar) Flood and Elizabeth (Al) Hoornaert, and his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Bonnie. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, November 10, 2013 with Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, at Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel, 215 Mary Street. Committal with Military Honors followed by burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, at Indian Spring Cemetery in Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joseph's name are suggested to the First United Methodist Historical Sanctuary Renovation Project, care of First United Methodist Church Punta Gorda, 507 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4420. Friends may visit www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, June 26, 2010 - Catherine Sue Lemon, 77, of Cape Coral passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010. Mrs. Lemon was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. She was a registered nurse and had retired from Clinton Valley Hospital. She was the widow of William Lemon of White Lake, Mich. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Roberts of Cape Coral; her grandsons, Adam (Abbey) Roberts of Charlotte, N.C., and Sean (Dawn) Roberts and there son, Christian Roberts of Rhodes, N.J.; a brother, Ronald Boss of Rock Hill, S.C., and a sister, Betty Metzler of Warren, Ohio. Visitation will be held tonight, Saturday, June 26, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 27, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Lions Club International.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 2001 - Gladys C. Lemons, 88, of Kennesaw, GA, died Tuesday. Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres, Fl. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park. A former resident of Fort Myers, FL, Mrs. Lemons had recently moved to Kennesaw, GA. She was a loving wife and best friend to her husband, the late Dr. David Lee Kemons, and was the definition of God's love personified to her daughters, sons and family. She was preceded in death by two sons, David and Jerry Lemons. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Stancel and husband Cecil, Fort Myers, FL, Judith Cripps and husband Bill, Kennesaw, GA; brother, John P. Johnson, Huntsville, AL; two sisters, Mildred Timms, Miami Lakes, FL, Sue Smith, Miami Lakes, FL; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. David L. Lemons Scholarship Fund at the Church of God Theological Seminary, 990 Walker Street NE, Cleveland, TN, 73311. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, 770-422-7299.
     Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL - Marie M. (Malsbury) Lenhardt, 89, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away on March 7, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Mrs. Lenhardt was born in Trenton, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Raymond Malsbury and Verna Cook Malsbury. Marie was retired from the Parts Industry and had been employed as a secretary. She was the widow of Frank Lenhardt. She leaves to cherish here memory, her son, Frank (Sheryl) Lenhardt; step-daughter, Marie (Edward) Zengel; grandsons, Joseph Lenhardt, Jason Lenhardt, Ed Zengal, Nick Zengal and Frank Zengal; her sisters, Doris Wheeler, Ruth Margosiack and spouse; and a niece, Paula Winters. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Myers, Florida. A reception will follow at 1:30 PM at Marie’s home. Arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907, 239-936-0555
   Fort Myers News-Press, December 12-27, 2000 - Edna M. Lenk, 83, of Lehigh Acres, died Dec. 23, 2000. Born in South Milwaukee, she moved here in 1967. Edna leaves her sister Lillian Generotzke of Franklin, WI, niece, Marilyn Priegel of Madison, WI and nephew, Keith Generotzke, of Milwaukee. Family will receive friends Thursday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be at 2 p.m. by Dr. Norris Crook of Beautiful Saviour Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the church in Edna's name. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
   Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 2012 - Rita Gloria (Stachowski) Leo, 87 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Tuesday August 14, 2012. She was born May 19, 1925 in Hinsdale Village, Dupage County, Illinois to Bill and Kathy Stachowski. She worked for Western Electric 40 years as a Work Manager and Secretary. Roy and Rita retired to Cape Coral where Rita remained very active as president of the Cape Coral Art League, president of the Pioneers Club and belonged to the Sharps and Flat Organ Club. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Roy G. Leo; cousins Walter (Betty) Mazur, Donna (Patrick) Mcweeny, Ellen Dvorak, Dolores Puskaric; two Godchildren, Kathy Spitsik and Peter Kruczek; and relatives in Poland. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 pm on Thursday, Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am on Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 DelPrado Blvd. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 29, 1933 - Stricken with a heart attack while carrying in a load of wood, F. E. Leonardy died at his residence on Highland avenue about 6 p.m. last evening. He was discovered by his wife a few minutes after his death, his body having fallen on the stove. In addition to his widow, he leaves three sons, Alvin, Leslie and F. E., jr., and a daughter, Geraldine, all of Fort Myers. Funeral arrangements, which will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, Inc., await word from relatives in St. Petersburg.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2013 - Albert S. Leone, 84 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on April 23, 2013. He was born on September 30, 1928 in Buffalo, NY to Samuel and Anna Correale Leone. He worked as a Divisional Manager for Sears, Roebuck & Co. and owned and operated Leon's Display in Buffalo for 36 years. He was a member of the Elk's Lodge No 2596, Eagle's Aerie No 3957 and Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge No 2395, all of Cape Coral. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed boating, dancing and bowling. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Janet (Codd) Leone; daughter, Delana "Deborah" (Richard) Schneider of Carmel Valley, CA; son, Samuel Leone of Cape Coral and Buffalo; step-daughter, Theresa (Edward) Barnaby of Grand Island, NY; grandchildren, Marisa (Jeff) Love, Alan Pierce, Christie Pierce, Alicia (Andrew) Barrett; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Funeral Services will be at 11 am on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Visitation will begin at 10:30am. Entombment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to Hope Hospice, Cape Coral.

Fort Myers News-Press,  August 22, 2010 - Mable Westfall Leonhardt: daughter, sister, 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, July 11, 2009 - Alma M. Lepien, 96, of Lehigh Acres, died on Wednesday. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 12:00 pm, until time of funeral service at 2:30 pm. Interment will follow in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 26, 1999 - Glenda Rae Lepore, 58, of LaBelle, passed away on May 24, 1999 in Fort Myers. She was born Dec. 4, 1940 to Leonard Parsons and Lillian Harn Parsons in LaBelle. She was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and a member of the Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Domenick Lepore; father, Leonard Parsons of LaBelle; daughters: Lisa Fletcher of Hollywood and Pam Cooper of LaBelle; brothers: John and Tommy Parsons of LaBelle, sister, Colleen Ballington of Titusville and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. at the Church of God in LaBelle with Rev. Vep Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at the Fort Denaud Cemetery.A visitation will be held tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 26, 2013 - James Lepore, Jr., 23, of Cape Coral, FL passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Born September 7, 1990 in Cape Coral, James was a gifted artist with a passion for fishing. He is survived by his beloved father James (Lori) Sr.; mother Maria (Al) Shilling; sister Samantha; niece Ava Dudley; step-siblings, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. God bless you Popo... you are loved and will be missed by all. A visitation will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery in Cape Coral on Tuesday, November 26th between the hours of 5-7pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 27th at 10am with entombment to follow. Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com

Fort Myers News-Press, October 19, 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.
    Laurence J. Lesh, an early bird aviation pioneer. In 1907, Mr. Lesh (then a teenage boy only 14 of age!) started the aviation era in Canada by becoming the first person to fly a heavier-than-air machine in Canada. He designed and built 3 gliders and flew them towed by a galloping horse ! He also established a world record for a 24 minutes flight over the St-Lawrence River, towed for 10 kilometers by a motorboat. Again in Montreal, he was the first in North America to introduce ailerons. He was a protégé of the famous Octave Chanute and knew the Wright brothers. In 1909, his family moved back to the USA, where he became an electronic engineer, specializing in aeronautical radio communication. In 2008 Laurence Lesh was inducted into the Quebec Air and Space Hall of Fame (www.aerovision.org). Burial Fort Myers Cemetery; Obituary by Pierre Thiffault, Quebec Air and Space Hall of Fame***Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, December 3, 1965 - Laurence Jerome Lesh, 73, of 1939 Hough St., died at his home Thursday. He lived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Turnbull. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Bishop T. Godfrey Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. NOTE: Laurence Lesh was an early bird aviation pioneer (as shown on his headstone). In 1907, as a teenage boy of 14, he became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air machine in Canada. He designed and built three gliders and flew them towed by a galloping horse. He also established a world record for a 24-minute flight over the St. Lawrence River, towed for 10 kilometres by a motor boat. In Montgreal he was the first in North America to introduce ailerons. He was a protege of the famous Octave Chanute and knew the Wright brothers. In 1909 his family moved back to the USA where he became an electronic engineer, specializing in aeronautical radio communication. In the fall of 2008 he was inducted in the Quebec Air and Space Hall of Fame (www.aerovision.org).

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 8, 2006 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, September 10, 2008 - Inez Lester, 87 of Fort Myers died Monday Sept. 8, 2008. She was preceded in death by husband of 53 years, Edward.She is survived by her brother Johnny (Jewell) Carter of Columbus, GA, her sons Tommy (Nancy), Donny (Karen), Stanley (Barbara), 10 grandchildren and many great and great great-grandchildren, niece and nephews. She loved the Lord, her family and quilting. Graveside services will be held at Lee Memorial Park on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers she requested donations to the Missions Dept. of Faith Assembly, 7101 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers, FL 33917.
   Fort Myers News-Press, September 16, 2012 - David E. Letter, 78, of Fort Myers passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 losing a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side when he drifted off to be with the Lord. He was born to Earnest Flavien and Bertha Irene Letter of Barre, Vermont on May 1, 1934. David attended West Chester Joint Senior High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and he served as an SP4 in the United States Army. David (Pepere) was an accomplished father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Stone Cutter, and Cottage Parent for the State of Florida who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Demaris B. Letter of 53 years and oldest son Steven David Letter. He is survived by his children; three daughters, Marisa Groff, Diana Golden(Wayne), Demaris Moore(Larry), and son Eric Letter(Jennifer); his sister Patricia Letter Sharp and brother Conrad Joseph Letter; his grandchildren, Nicole Deriso(JC), Casey and Wyatt Groff(sons of Nick Groff), Joshua Golden(Amber), Derek Golden, Sebastian Moore, Samantha Amburgey, Savannah and Sarah Letter; his great-grandchildren Caleb and Levi Golden along with many nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of friends. Pepere was loved and cherished by all and his passing will leave a great void within his family. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson Patterson Funeral Home in Fort Myers, Florida. (239) 694-4121.A grave side service will be held in the celebration of his life at the Alva Cemetery, Cemetery Road off of North River Road, Alva, Florida on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to made to the memory of David E. Letter, Hope Hospice House at 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. 
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 27, 2012 - Demaris B. Letter, 75, of Fort Myers passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 losing a long battle with lung cancer. Her family was by her side when she drifted off to be with the Lord. She was born to Hugh Gormley and Mildred Williams Broomall of West Chester, Pennsylvania on August 22, 1936. Demaris attended Saint Agnes Catholic School in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Demaris (Memere) was an accomplished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved fiercely. She was preceded in death by her oldest son Steven David Letter. She is survived by her husband of 53 years David E. Letter; three daughters, Marisa Groff, Diana Golden (Wayne), Demaris Moore(Larry), and son Eric Letter (Jennifer). Behind she leaves her grandchildren, Nicole Deriso (JC), Casey and Wyatt Groff(sons of Nick Groff), Joshua Golden (Amber), Derek Golden, Sebastian Moore, Samantha Amburgey, Savannah and Sarah Letter; her great-grandchildren Caleb and Levi Golden along with extended family members and a host of friends. Memere was loved and cherished by all and her passing will leave a great void within her family. A Mass will be held in her honor at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations made in her name to the American Cancer Society at 575 Via Royale # 110 Fort Myers, FL 33919. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Anderson Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services Fort Myers, FL (239) 694.4121.

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.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 14, 2012 - Corbett E. Levens, 84, of Fort Myers passed away on Nov. 12, 2012. He was born in Punta Gorda, FL on April 11, 1928. For most his life, Corbett was a commercial fisherman in Southwest Florida; a member of O.F.F. (Organized Fisherman of Florida) for 30 years and even served as their state president for one year; and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pine Island where he served faithfully as a deacon and elder. Corbett is survived by his wife, Louise; daughters: Barbara (Les) Green and Faye Smith; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Floyd Levens and Erle Levens; and sister, Frances Hansen. Corbett was predeceased by his first wife, Anna Marie Levens and his parents, Floyd Levens and Mary Miller.A memorial service celebrating Corbett's life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Pine Island 5363 Ave. D, Bokeelia, FL 33922, on Sat., Nov. 17, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Corbett's memory to the First Baptist Church of Pine Island and Hope Hospice. Arrangements in care of Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services.
    Joyce Y. Levy died April 23, 2012. Joyce was born May 12, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, to Rose Freedman and Morris Freedman.She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Sol Freedman and her beloved husband Albert Levy. She is survived by her loving family including her son, Jerry Lawton and his wife Nancy, daughter Vicki Zellner and her husband Dr. Stephen Zellner; grandchildren Jill Lawton, Robert Lawton, Dr. Debbie Bauman and husband Andrew; Karen Rogow and husband Alex; Julie Cristal and husband Jason; great grandchildren Sam Lesser, Jacob and Alon Rogow; Evan and Anna Rose Baumann; Rebecca and Adin Cristal. Joyce moved to Florida with her family in 1957 and has resided in Fort Myers since 1985. She was active in charitable endeavors including visiting the elderly and infirm at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center. Joyce and her husband Albert resided in Cypress Cove from 2004 where Albert died in 2008 and Joyce remained until her recent illness and death on April 23, 2012. Services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2PM.  The family wishes to thank the staff of the Senior Behavioral Center at Lee Memorial Hospital and the staff at the Hope Hospice House at Health Park Circle, Fort Myers for taking care of Joyce and allowing her to die with dignity.  The family requests that charitable contributions be made to the Hope Hospice House in lieu of flowers to the family.
    Fort Myers Press, October 7, 1938 - Ben F. Lewis, 49-year-old Olga farmer and grove owner, died last night at his home in Olga from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Dora, one sister, Mrs. Wiley Lewis of Wauchula, four brothers, Alonzo and Thomas of Florida City and Joe and Jesse of Olga. Mr. Lewis has made his home here for more than 35 years. At one time he operated a garage at Olga and owned many acres of farm and grove land. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Lawrence A. Powell. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 13, 2014 - Brian Lee Lewis, 56, of Fort Myers passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 13, 1957 to Emory S. Lewis and the late Elizabeth M. Lewis. Brian is survived by two children; Jaclyn Lewis and Steven Lewis. He is also survived by sister Robin Brauning, brother Jeffrey Lewis and children's mother Debbie Ford Wilcox. A Graveside Service will be held at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, State Rd 82, at 11 AM on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

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
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, May 10, 2010 - Gladys Lewis, 91, of Cape Coral passed away Friday, May 7, 2010, at Hospice North in Cape Coral. She was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Bronx, N.Y. She was a retired psychiatric aide in New York City and Long Island. She had resided in the Cape for the past 25 years. She is survived by her son, Edward (Alberta) Lewis of Cape Coral, and a daughter, Joanne Boesch of New Jersey; her grandchildren, Linda, Susie, Arthur, Stacey, Vanessa, Heath and Heather; and her great-grandchildren, William, Mason, Victoria, Tyra, Evan, Rachel and Jolee. A funeral will be held Thursday, May 13, at 8 p.m., in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will be present on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., to receive family and friends. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 4 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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 22 Apr 2007 -- Margrethe M. Lewis, 82 of Hilliard, passed away on 4/19/07 at her residence. Born in St. Croix, Virgin Island, Mrs. Lewis was a longtime resident of Cape Coral prior to moving to Hilliard about 2 1/2 years ago.She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton W. Lewis, son Richard Lewis, and 2 brothers. Survivors include 2 daughters Nancy (Ray) Mager and Judith Amdal, 2 sons Robert (Joyce) Lewis & Clifton W. (Connie) Lewis, as well as 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held on Sun. 4/22/07 in the Chapel of Callahan Funeral Home with Funeral Services on Mon. 4/23/07 at 11:00a.m. in Bethany Episcopal Church, Hilliard, Fl. with final committal & interment at 10:00a.m. Weds. 4/25/07 in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Lehigh Acres, Fl. Arrangements by Callahan Funeral Home, Inc & Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

  Fort 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.
    Ted Lewis Sr., 79, passed away at home peacefully, with dignity and with much love surrounding him, early Friday morning, July 11, 2008. His illness was related to a two year battle with cancer. Ted was born May 17, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Samuel Herbert Lewis and Anna Lewis.Due to recession times, at the age of two years old, his mother Anna, from Pellworm, Germany took him and his soon to be born brother, Herbert, back to Germany. She later remarried, in Germany, to a very kind man by the name of George Back, who became the boy's father. He, too, had two boys, Uwe and Hans Back that became Ted and Herb's brothers. They were all very close. George and Anna gave birth to a new little brother, named George, who was unfortunately lost to diphtheria as a toddler. Then much later, after all the boys were grown, George and Anna gave birth to a new baby sister named Anna Lena. Today, Uwe, Hans and Anna Lena all live in Germany. Ted was very close to all his brothers and sister. He tried to visit Germany when he could. When he did visit, he was treated like a celebrity by family and friends. Five years ago, he lost his younger brother, Herbert, whom followed him from Germany to America in the 1950's.Regrettably, Ted's father, George Back was sent to war. Ted, being the oldest and coming from a hard working mother, knew much about work ethic from an early age on (the "early bird gets the worm" philosophy). He was raised on a large island, Pellworm located in the North Sea, close to Denmark and off the direct coast of the mainland Husum, Germany. Ted was very family oriented and had close family ties, for he was raised with his grandparents, mother, brothers, aunts, uncle and many cousins. During war times, Ted became a man at an early age of fifteen. He would leave the island for a week at a time and take the ferry to the mainland, Husum, board the train to travel north, to Kiel for work in the ship yards that were constantly being bombed. Later, on the island he learned the trade of construction. Ted accomplished a "Masters" in Carpentry and with his father, George, being back from the war, he helped Ted learn architecture and to draw, design and take off plans. Ted had a gift for remodeling. He would look at a structure different then most and then he would recreate the structure to a new splendor that most would knock down. Not knowing how to speak English, at the age of 22 years old, Ted made the long journey to America. He worked on a ship that ported in Tampa Bay, where he made his way via Tampa to Fort Myers, Florida by bus. Ted stayed temporarily with his mother's brother, Uncle Henry and Tante Eda. Immediately he found work in construction and worked very hard. Ted loved to dance (waltz and polka) and soon learned of the Civics Center on Edwards Drive (four miles of walking) where they had Friday night dancing. It was there he fell in love at first sight with an American-Greek girl named Frankie Condurelis. Not speaking English, he walked up to her table of friends, taking off his beanie hat, he bowed and asked "tanzen mit mir" (dance with me) with giggles and laughter, Frankie said to her friends "what is he trying to say to me?" Her friends replied, "You fool, that good looking devil is trying to ask you to dance!"They had a brief courtship and within that time Ted also fell in love with her family: his future Greek father-in-law, Frank Condurelis (who also came to America in a similar way); sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca (Condurelis) Hemelgarn and Frank Hemelgarn Jr. and their child, Ted's first niece, Sandra (Hemelgarn) Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Lorene (Condurelis) Summerlin and Tommy Summerlin and their child, Ted's niece, Janis (Summerlin) Fox; and brother and sister-in-law, Dean and JoAnn Condurelis with their children, Ted's niece and nephew, Rebecca (Condurelis) Karousatos and Dean (Dino) Condurelis. In 1952, Frank Hemelgarn Jr.'s father Frank Hemelgarn Sr. offered Ted work in Dayton, Ohio. This was attractive to Ted because one of his private reasons in coming to America was to search for his biological father who had been lost to him during the recession and war. Unfortunately later, Ted and Frankie found his father six months too late in Detroit, Michigan.Ted and Frankie were married, August of 1953 and resided in Dayton, Ohio. In 1954, they had their first child, Linda Ann (named after Anna, his mother) and fifteen months later, followed a 10 pound baby boy, Ted Jr. Ted and family lived nineteen years in Dayton. Through the years he became a General Contractor. He was a working Contractor and worked with his men from start to completion of a building. This consisted of lay out; digging ditches; pouring foundations; laying block; framing; hanging trusses; shingles on the roof; electrical; drywall; plastering; plumbing; painting; installing cabinets (some he made); installing windows, doors and hardware; and laying sod. These were the days you did not call your local equipment rental supplier or could you afford heavy equipment. Sometimes on weekends and to their joy, he would take Ted Jr. and Linda to the job sites. They were so little that it would take both of them to lift a concrete block. Through the years in Dayton, Ohio, he built many commercial buildings and also built the first McDonalds in Dayton.After a near miss for two year old Linda, wiggling out of her mother's arms and running out in front of a car, Ted and Frankie bought a farm to raise Ted Jr. and Linda. He loved the farm and on Sundays he would walk the perimeter and checked and kicked fence post and repaired fencing while the children followed behind trying to keep up, imitating his long strides as he walked the fields. Ted always walked so tall. He made sure he kept the children busy with taking care of feeding and watering the cows and he even set them up with a chicken business, where they sold the eggs. During the summer he taught them to bale hay from the alfalfa fields. He also taught them how to grow a garden. Ted and Frankie bought Linda's first Singer sewing machine and he patiently taught her how to cut out the pattern to a dress and sew it from seams, to zipper, to hem. Part of the acreage of the farm was dedicated to construction material that was recycled from job to job. During the summer, he also kept the kids busy removing nails from the lumber, restacking scaffolding and stocking block in the yard in a neat order. He was a strict, but loving father and he seemed to know what was on your mind before you tried to say it. He cherished his children more than anything. Ted's passion was world history and geography. He would teach his children from the National Geographic maps and encyclopedias. He also loved to play cards: poker and especially pinochle. Christmas was a favorite time of the year for him and he would sing to his children German Christmas songs.In July of 1971, Ted, Frankie and children relocated to Fort Myers and unfortunately after twenty years, Ted and Frankie went their separate ways. He never remarried and always introduced her as "the mother of his children". Ted was a workaholic and truly married to his work. They remained friends to the end and she, too, with other family members was with him during his passing over to heaven.Ted specialized in commercial masonry and concrete structural work. He started out building condominiums for Richman's New Approach and later built schools with H.D. Rutledge Construction. In 1976, he formed Lewis Masonry and Concrete, Inc. He continued building with his son, daughter and many loyal employees. Some were like family to him. Ted was always a loyal employer and a Dad to many. He had great empathy for all and always gave everyone a chance. He never knew a stranger and had such a zest for life. He was an extreme optimist. Ted was a generous man and if someone was in need and he had it, he could never say no. He was a mentor for many and many moved on to much success in the construction industry. The company continued to do business until 2003.During the Lewis Masonry & Concrete years, Ted and his son continued to build many schools in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, along with hospitals, churches, financial institutions, shopping centers, medical facilities, car dealerships and condominiums that endlessly line the shores of Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Vanderbilt and Naples. You can drive on any major road in Lee and Collier County and see a least one or more buildings that Ted Lewis has built. A few major landmarks are: Naples Phil harmonica; The Wachovia building, downtown, Ft. Myers, formerly the First Federal S & L (Brick front); Val Ward Cadillac; Edison Community College; Lee County Justice Center; Harborside Parking Garage; The Landings; Toll Booth with Basement below (Midpoint Bridge); Cape Coral Hospital; St. Joseph Hospital; Naples Hospital; Animal Kingdom (Disney World); Seuss Landings (Universal City); V.A. Hospital (Tampa, FL) and Wellington Mall (Wellington, FL).Ted had the up most respect for the General Contractors he worked with which include a few (not all): Wright Construction Corp., Ron and Fred Edmon; Kraft Construction Co., Bob Corcella; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Robert Mitchell; Benchmark Construction, Mark Anderson and Art Schuler; O.A.K. of Florida, Steve Shimp and Frank Mullins. Past Contractors were: H.D. Rutledge Construction and C.M.I. Construction (owned by Mariner). These past Contractors were mentors to many that moved on to much success. Ted, too, leaves a legacy with his son Ted Lewis Jr. who started Tedco Corp in 2004 and also specializes in masonry and concrete structural work. His daughter Linda has moved on to commercial real estate and is broker of LM Real Estate Investments & Associates, though she will always have construction in her blood. His memory will always live on, within both of them and his seven grandchildren that he was so proud of. Ted is survived by his son Ted Lewis Jr. and daughter-in-law, Melanie Lewis and Ted's grandchildren; Teddy, Lindsey, Robby, Ashley and Great-grand child Sage. His daughter, Linda A. Lewis-Menendez and son-in-law, Felix Menendez III and Ted's grandchildren: Melissa, Michael and Matthew. His brothers: Uwe and Hans Back and sister, Anna Lena Petersen from Germany. He is survived by former wife, Frankie Lewis and brother and sister-in-Law, Frank and Rebecca Hemelgarn. Nieces and nephews: Doug and Sandra Brown, Janis Fox (Texas), and Jim and Rebecca Karousatos (Miami). He is also survived by many cousins and many nephews and niece and their children in Germany.Ted Jr. and Linda want to thank so many for reaching out when their father was so sick. Thanks to Uncle Uwe, Tante Erica, Tante Anna Lena when they came from Germany to see their brother in his last days. Also, thanks to those who came to see Ted in his last days: Joe Roberts, Lee Cooper, Tony and Louise Mandala, Harvey and Marylyn Vidussi, Clarence and Picola Brown, Richie and Mike Krause, Tony Tomaskovich, Dolores, Mark and Kathy Hicks, Cindy Sauer and Deborah and Keri Hankins. Special thanks to Tisha Baker, who was like a daughter to Ted and would leave her family a week at a time to help Linda help Ted. Also special thanks to Jeff and Roneen Hicks and children traveling so far to be here for the family. For those now finding out, the family thanks all of you for your concern and support. The list is too long and you know who you are, special thanks to the long dedicated and loyal past employees and friends of Lewis Masonry & Concrete, Inc. Thanks to Uncle Frank, Aunt Rebecca, Cousin Doug and Sandee for their prayers and moral support. Last but not least, Ted and Linda want to thank their Mother, Frankie for all her support and help and being there for Ted and them. Linda would like to thank Hope Hospice (Team # 110) and her husband, Felix and children for helping her take care of her Dad at home. Special thanks to: Claire, Selena, Carol and Chaplin Brian. Special thanks to Zion Lutheran Church, Pastor Peter Weeks who was spiritually dedicated to Ted in his last days before going home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 20th, 1-2 P.M., with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at Harvey-Englehardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Ft. Myers, Florida, 33907. Following, Burial Services will be held at Fort Memorial Gardens. At 5:00 P.M., there will be a Tribute to Ted's life held by the Moose Lodge, 9171 College Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL. Contributions may be made in his memory to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 12, 2005 - Travis "Mark" Lewis, age 28, of Alva passed away Jan. 8, 2005, unexpectedly at home. Mark was born June 7, 1976, at Ft. Myers to the family of Herman Travis Lewis and Betty Jean "Roper" Lewis. He graduated from Riverdale High School Class of 1995. He was employed by Bill Smith Appliances. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dogs. Survivors include his parents; Travis and Betty Lewis of Alva, sisters; Lisa Sears and Lora Kelley of Lehigh Acres, nieces; Jessica Sears, Kalin Lewis, Megan Harrell, and nephews Jason Sears and Jarred Sears all of Lehigh Acres. Visitation will be TODAY at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home Chapel-Riverdale between the hours of 6-9 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Funeral Home Chapel at 10 AM with Rev. Norman Walker officiating. Burial will follow at the Alva Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg Nielson, Jon Fulham, Matt Luckey, Nate Griffin, Charlie Biggerstaff, Brian Ray, Eric Womack and Raymond Anderson. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Riverdale Chapel.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 9, 2000 - Stephen A. Lewis, 25, of Fort Myers, passed away December 6, 2000. Stephen is survived by his parents, Charles and Glenda Lewis and brothers, Charles, David and Jacob. Graveside services will be held (Today) Friday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 3, 1998 - Virginia R. Lewis, 79, of Fort Myers, passed away December 28, 1997 in Callaway, Maryland. She is survived by her brothers, Benedict and Harry Raley,; sister, Marjorie Causey, Jenevieve Payne and Irene Maude Twiss,; numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, January 5, 1998 at Church of the Resurrection with Father Adelburg Buscher officiating. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 4, 1998 from 2 - 4 P.M. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home
     Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home - Linda Lou (Quakenbush) Liberty, 76, passed away February 24, 2014. She was born July 31, 1937 in Martinsville, Indiana to Catherine (Phillips) and the late George Quakenbush. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by husband Robert Liberty; brothers, Larry and Rudy Quakenbush. Linda loved to read and spend quality time with her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Catherine Morgan of Martinsville, Indiana; daughter, Cathy Wallin and her husband Leon of Fort Myers, Florida; sons, Rocky Liberty and his wife Debbie of Piedmont, South Carolina; Ted Liberty and his wife Linda of Jonesboro, Georgia; Robb Liberty of Fort Myers, Florida; and Todd Liberty and his wife Kristie of Fort Myers, Florida; sisters, Connie Winkles and Shirley Painter both of Martinsville, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

  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.

      Effie E McSwain Liles

  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, January 11, 2007 - Kathleen Valentine (Kitty) Sweet Lindenmayer, 78, a native of Fort Myers went to be with her Lord on January 8, 2007. She resided in Cape Coral, Florida.Kitty was a dedicated and supportive wife and mother. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a servant for her Lord and retired after working for the Lee County School Board for 20 plus years. The many hats she wore included teacher in Vacation Bible School, church food pantry worker, Ladies Guild, past president of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Honeybee to the Seabees Island X-8 and numerous others.She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Carl "Zeke" Lindenmayer. She has been an inspiration to her daughters, Marie (Gene) Murphy of Fort Myers and Carol King of Lehigh Acres; her sons, James W. (Sabrina) of Middletown, OH and Ronny of Cape Coral; 11 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 12 great-grandsons and 8 great-granddaughters. All will miss her tremendously. The family will receive friends for visitation Friday, January 12, 2007 at 1:30PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 SW 6th Avenue, Cape Coral. The funeral service will follow at 2:00PM. Graveside service will be at 3:00PM at Coral Ridge Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E., Cape Coral, FL 33909 or Trinity Lutheran Church. FMHS 1947

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.

      Zeruah Lindsay

    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 Myers Cemetery
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 1966 - Mrs. Dorothy Keynon Lines, 75, of 878 Pine Island Road, North Fort Myers, died Wednesday night. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Carolyn Pamoedjo of New York City; two sons William Samuel Lines III of North Fort Myers and Richard K. Lines of California; brother William Seth Kenyon of Hartford, Conn.; and a sister Mrs. Mary K. Cook of Madison, Conn. She was a member of the Christian Science Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home***Fort Myers News-Press, January 21, 1966 - Graveside Christian Science service for Mrs. Dorothy Lines, 76, of 878 Pine Island Road, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 11, 2012 - Charlsie L (Mann) Linton, 97, of North Fort Myers, Fla. died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. She was born on Dec. 21, 1914 in Cullman, Alabama to Robert and Georgia Mann. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Girtes Linton and two sons, Winford and Willis Linton. She is survived by her loving family including her daughters, Marcille Linton and Myra Vince) Santiago and 14 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.   Family message:  Mother, We thought of you today but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often often speak your name, All we have now are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part, God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. A million times we have cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place no one can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, For a part of us went with you the day God took you home. Services and burial were at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
   Fort Myers News-Press, November 13, 2011 - Gwendolyn Marie (Gomez) Lippincott, age 77, of Alva passed away Nov. 10, 2011 in LaBelle, FL. Gwendolyn was born Feb. 14, 1934 in Osprey, FL. She is the daughter of the late Charles C. and the late Irena Blanche (Johns) Gomez. She is survived by her husband Ivan Eugene Lippincott; daughters: Charlotte Gomez-Lippincott and Donna Kinney (Dale); sons Stanley Eugene Lippincott (Rhonda), Owen Melvin Lippincott (Missy) and Daniel Brian Lippincott; sister Irena Daniels (James) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service will he held 10:00 am on Tue., Nov. 15 at Alva United Methodist Church. Visitation will be on Mon., Nov. 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Alva United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Alva Cemetery.Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
    L.G. Ivan Lippincott Funeral service for L G Ivan Lippincott, 62, of Alva will be today at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Alva with Rev. D.E.Jordan and F.T. Mason officiating. Pallbearers will Robert Walker, Don Lewis, Jake Lee, Ralph Carpenter, Wilbur Handley, and Albert Wimberly. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvard Parkinson, Leon Lewis, Homer Bussell, Edmond Keen, Noah Keen, Jimmie Carter Sr, Eustis Whidden, A A Golden Sr, W A Sikes, H S Mottaz Jr, Clyde Murphy, Raymond Croyal, Wilford Lamb, Frank Green, Frank Gomez, Isom Dees , Sam Snyder, and Billy Murphy. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery. Leo W Englehardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
      Fort Myers News-Press, November 9, 2007 - Lewis Eugene Lint, 81, of Cape Coral died Wednesday November 7, 2007. He was born in Van Meter, Iowa in 1926 to his parents, the late Lewis and Ledena Lint. Lew served his country honorably during WW II with the US Navy. After the war, he received his bachelors Degree from Iowa Wesleyan College and later his Ph.D. in Ministerial Psychiatry from Duke University. He ministered to Churches in Iowa that included Earham, Winterset, Ankney, and Libertyville Parishes. He ran for Governor of Iowa in 1962. He later served as Chaplain at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC where he created a Hospital Chaplain Certification Program. Lew moved to Cape Coral in 1995. He volunteered at the V.A. clinic in Fort Myers. He was a member of Hope United Methodist Church in Cape Coral. He enjoyed Photography, woodworking, politics, and was an avid Hamm Radio Operator.Survivors include his wife Elizabeth of Cape Coral, three daughters; Sheri (David) Neff of Fairfield, IA, Cynthia Moody of Phoenix, AZ, Victoria Lint of Cape Coral. One son David ( Mary ) Lint of Deer Lodge, MT, one step daughter Eileen Jones of Wilson, NC, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and his beloved pets Sugar and Angel. He was preceded in death by his son Lewis E. Lint, II.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday November 10, 2007 at Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Lee Carnahan officiating. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery with Military Honors. Viewing will be from 10:30 A.M. until service time at Church. Flowers appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Hope United Methodist Church, 2006 Chiquita Blvd. S., Cape, Coral, Fl 33991 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral
    Fort Myers Tropical News, February 27, 1931 - John W. Littleton, grove owner, died at his home on the north side of the river early this morning at the age of 76. He had been ill since Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock today from the L. W. Engelhardt & Sons chapel, with the Rev. Dr. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church officiating, and burial will follow in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Littleton leaves his wife here and two sons and a daughter who reside in the West. He came here from Ohio about 25 years ago and was well known throughout Lee county. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, Wed., December 2, 1931 - Mrs Littleton dies after taking dose of poison to end life, Admits Suicide Intention To Doctor; Had Lived Here 30 Years Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Littleton, 65 years old, committed suicide yesterday by taking strychnine. Rushed to the Lee Memorial Hospital shortly after noon from her home on Yellow Fever Creek, she died shortly before 1 o'clock. Dr. Guy M. Longbrake, who was called to Mrs. Littleton's home, said the aged woman had confessed to him during spells of consciousness that she had taken the poison. She told the physician that she had been worrying considerably over business troubles lately and had become "tired of it all." John W. Littleton, the woman's husband, died last spring and this is believed to have augmented her worried condition.Dr. Longbrake said the woman was in the throes of a convulsion when he reached the resident and he immediately suspected poison. She regained consciousness long enough, he said, to inform him of her act and also that she had buried the bottle afterward. She took the poison at 10 o'clock., she told her physician.The Littletons have been residents of this section for more than 30 years and own considerable property in a farm on Yellow Fever Creek. Mrs. Littleton was born in Baker county, Florida.Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the chapel of the L. W. Engelhardt and Son chapel with the Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Littleton was a member, in charge. Burial will be in the local cemetery.Pallbearers will be David T. Ward, J. . Hill, J. F. Garner, John M. Boring, Milton Underhill and John W. Furen. Mrs. Littleton is survived by a brother, George W. Quinn of Carbor, Fla., and an aunt, Mrs. Sallie Mitchell of Fort Myers. Because of the unquestioned circumstances surrounding the death, county officials said there would be no investigation or coroner's inquest.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 3, 2008- Joseph L. Liszak 61 of Cape Coral passed away with his wife and children by his side on Saturday Aug 30th after a brief battle with cancer.Joseph is survived by his wife of 28 years Jacqueline, his daughter Jennifer Ingenito of West Palm Beach FL, and two sons Travis Liszak of Arcadia FL and Joseph Liszak of Ohio. As well as his granddaughter Bianca Faith Ingenito and niece Cheryl Liszak Jenkins of Walden NY.Joseph is predeceased by his father Joseph Liszak Sr. of Toledo, Ohio his mother Bernadine (Robbins) Liszak of Haverstraw NY, his brother Michael Liszak of Perrysburg Ohio and his son Todd Liszak. Joe was born and raised in Rockland County NY. In 1992 after retiring from a career with the Stony Point Police Department Joe and his family moved to Cape Coral, FL. Currently Joe was working on Fort Myers Beach as a member of the Beach Patrol. He was a dedicated civil servant and spent his life helping others. Joe was an avid antique car and Harley Davidson enthusiast and a boater for many years. Joe will always be remembered by the men in his department as a true Cop's CopHe was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by family, friends and co-workers. Funeral Mass will be 1:00pm Friday September 5, 2008 in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, entombment will for in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home 1630 Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral, FL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Johns name to Hope Hospice.

       Desoto Sun 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 from Fort Ogden, Fla.  Mr. Livingston graduated from Desoto County High School, Arcadia. Always an award winning student, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla., in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in education and math. His 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. He leaves one cat "Ebony." He was a special, gifted human being a devoted and loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He was the best Christmas gift his family ever received and the sunshine of his life will remain with everyone forever. He was a 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 other historical organizations. Mr. Livingston was a treasurer of the Dean Park Historical Association. He was a member of the Fort Ogden First Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Janette (French) Livingston; sisters, Barbara (Harold) Thomas of Fort Ogden, Betty Walters of Fort Myers, Lorna (George) Kron of Fort Myers, and Diane French (Charles) Kulp of Orlando; brothers, Morton "Jimmie" (Carol) Livingston Jr. of Fort Ogden, Robert (Delaray) French of Orlando, and Jadene (Joe) Jackerson of Blairsville, Ga. He is preceded in death by his 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 home. Burial will be Dec. 4 at Fort Ogden Cemetery, Fort Ogden. Memorial donations 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, FL or Rescue Cats at (941) 939 3680.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 14, 2013 - Thelma L. Lloyd, 99, of Cape Coral passed away Tuesday August 13, 2013 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born December 15, 1913 in Portsmouth, OH. Thelma was a resident of Cape Coral the past 47 years. She was a member of Cape Coral First Baptist Church, Power Squadron Cape Mates, Buckeye Club, and Past Matron of Eastern Star Chapter 265,  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday August 15, 2013 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The famiy will receive friends for viewing one hour prior to service time. Please visit  www.fullermetz.com  to view Thelma's Life Tribute and Share a condolence or memory.
    Harold Coy Lobley, 90, of Cape Coral, FL and formerly of Orrington, ME, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 4th, 2013 after a brief illness. Born January 20, 1923, in Nahant, MA to the late Harold C and Sadie G (French) Lobley of Orrington, ME, Harold "Jake" proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Thelma Joyce Lobley of Cape Coral; son John (Cynthia) of Riverview, FL; daughter Judith (Roderick) White of Old Lyme, CT; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 3 brothers Norman (Joyce) of South Portland, Robert (Julia) of Orrington and Earl (Wendy) of Folsom, CA; 2 sisters Alfreda (Paul) Webster of Bangor, and Linda (William) St. Louis of Ocala, FL. He was predeceased by his brother Perley of Bangor, 2 sisters Gloria York of Orrington and Geraldine Grindle of Ellsworth. Jake was a skilled carpenter, working from the basic construction of building homes to a detailed cabinetmaker. He spent many summers working at the renowned Robinhood Camp for Boys in Sedgewick, ME. During the second phase of his career while working for the Flag Center in Cambridge, MA, Jake was selected for the honor of erecting the American Flag within the JFK Library in Boston. Services and burial with military honors will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. 239-283-0540.

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.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 30, 2001 - Clifford W. Lockmiller, 85, of Lehigh Acres, died Jan. 26, 2001 in Clearwater. Born in Lindale, GA. He leaves his wife Virginia; daughters, Patricia Rocco of Palm Harbor, FL, Sharon Clevenger of CA; sisters, Bobby Hamilton and Margueritte Parker of AL; brothers, Lem Jr. of AL and Milton of MI. Entombment will be at Lee Memorial Park. Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres.

Caloosa Belle, March 31, 2005 - Laura Doub Lockmiller, 93, of West Palm Beach (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 Beach.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 18-20, 2013 - Patrick Logue, 56, passed away on September 7, 2013. He was born June 24, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Russell and Elizabeth (Davison) Logue. He first moved to Fort Myers in 1985 from St. Louis and remained settled in the area since 1990. Patrick grew up with very limited financial means and spent much of his early years working to provide for his siblings, later dedicating his life to doing so for his children. With only some high school education completed, Patrick focused his professional endeavors on creating opportunity for himself and those he loved. He started a building company with less than $10,000 in 1995. That company, First Home Builders, grew to become Southwest Florida's biggest residential developer and the largest private home building company in a single location in the United States. With his leadership, First Home Builders was nationally recognized in 2005 with the prestigious title Sales Team of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Patrick was an avid billfishing angler and travelled the world pursuing his passion. He rose to the top of the sport, winning first place at the World Billfish Series Grand Championship in Costa Rica in 2008. Also a lifelong lover of aviation, Patrick more recently received his NATOPS rating in a restored T-28 Navy Trainer and enjoyed fulfiling his dream of becoming a pilot of a military aircraft. Patrick was a survivor of myeloid leukemia. Much of his philanthropic efforts were focused on helping children with cancer. Patrick enjoyed pursuing his passions with his children and loved ones. He lived with tenacity and dedication, often referring to the Henry Ford quote, "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Left to cherish his memory are his children, Patrick Scott Logue and his wife Carrie of Atlanta, Georgia; Kelly Peck and her husband Kevin of St. Louis, Missouri; Benjamin Torres of Michigan; brother Michael Logue and his wife Marianne; sisters, Denise Candice, Jo Anne Gipson, and Diane Schweppe and her husband Donald, all of St. Louis, Missouri; and his grandson, Daniel Patrick Logue. There will be a visitation on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Fort Myers at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated (CCMI) at www.ccmileecounty.com or CCMI, PO Box 2143, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-3429. Condolences and memories may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial .com.

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.

Guy Longbrake

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.

Longmire, Lelar (Mrs W A)

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, August 27, 2013 - Maria G. Lopez, 88, of Cape Coral, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013. She was born November 23, 1924 in Colombia, South America and moved to Florida from New Jersey in 2003. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Mrs. Lopez leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Rosalba Lopez, Rosaura Pinto, Jair Lopez and Raul Lopez; her siblings: Rened Dussan, Leonela Dussan, Fabiola Dussan and Blanca Duque; her grandchildren: John, Freddie, Bridgett, Angie, Carolina, Angelica, Richard and Eddie and her great grandchildren: Jordan, Justin, Jovan, Jadyn, Karmyne and Ski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angel M. Lopez in 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 5 – 8 PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 and from 9:00 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.  

Fort Myers News-Press - 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.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, August 4, 2010 – Veneranda (Fernandez) Lopez, 102, of Cape Coral passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, following a brief illness. Mrs. Lopez was born Nov. 24, 1907, in Cutiellos, Spain, a daughter of Jose and Serbanda Alvarez Fernandez. She was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church and had resided in the Cape for the past 23 years. She was a phenominal cook. She was expert in knitting, crocheting and sewing and designed and made clothing. Mrs. Lopez is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dania Lopez; and her grandchildren, William Lopez Jr. and Dionne Marie Lopez. Visitation will be held tonight, Aug. 5, from 5-9. in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, FL - Joe Angel Loredo Sr., age 47, entered eternal life on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born on February 2, 1967 in Brownwood, Texas. Joe Angel Sr. was preceded in death by his twin brother, Joe and his grandparents. Joe Angel Sr. is survived by his wife of 29 years, Leticia A. Loredo; his children: Joe Angel Loredo Jr., Crystal Loredo (Justin Sr.), Syro Loredo and Jecoa Loredo; and Grandson, Justin Malakai Reisler Jr. He also leaves behind his parents, brother, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous friends. His family will mourn the loss of their patriarch, but will rejoice together in his resurrection to eternal life. He was a hardworking man, faithful family man, a God fearing man. Stranger to none, helper to all. Big Daddy Cool. You can't hurt Superman. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 Fort Myers, FL on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 12 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 1, 2012 - Richard  Francis "Dick" Losch, 84, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012. He was born on March 12, 1928 in Evanston, IL to Henry and Catharine Losch. Richard was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving as a Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division. He retired after 20 years, as a Police Officer from the Elk Grove Police Department. Richard moved to Cape Coral in 1981. He was a past Commander and Chaplain for V.F.W. Post 8463, Cape Coral. He was an avid winemaker. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Fraternal Order of Police Elk Grove Lodge #35. Richard was a member of the Diplomat Wesleyan Church, Cape Coral. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 63 years, Ingeborg Losch; six children, Karin (Rev. William) Lindenmeyer, Michael (Marge) Losch, Steven Losch, Daniel (Therese) Losch, Paul Losch, David Losch; 15 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine island Rd., Cape Coral. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post 8463 at the graveside. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 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, January 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, January 14, 2014 - Catherine M. (Babolic) Lovell, 97, of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014. Born November 9, 1916 in McKeesport, PA and previously of Carmel, NY, Catherine moved to Cape Coral in 1972.She is survived by her loving daughter Lauren of Cape Coral; cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her dear son Thomas Bruce Magill, III in 1969 and beloved husband Laurence in 1992.A gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 14th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery between the hours of 1 - 2:30pm with service and burial to follow. Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com

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 L. Lowe, 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.
    Nellie Lee Lowe, age 75, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Thursday, October 4, 2012. She was born on January 19, 1937 in Fort Myers, Florida, the beautiful daughter of William J. and Josie Lee (Gomez) Daughtry. Nellie leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, her children Edward Williamson (Sylvia) of Live Oak, Florida, Molly Carmona of Fort Myers, Florida, Polly Swann of Cullman, Alabama, Dolly O'Brien of Fort Myers, Florida, John McDonald (Aleta) of Cottondale, Florida and James McDonald of Danville, Alabama; 26 Grandchildren; 20 Great Grandchildren and her siblings Martha Pepe, Dorothy Alderman, Willie Daughtry and Cary Daughtry. Nellie was preceded in death by her daughter Joan Skinner; her son Jackie Williamson; her husband Amos Lowe and her brothers Robert and Tommy Daughtry. There will be a visitation from 1:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in the Chapel at Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33916, (239) 694-4121. A Memorial Service also celebrated in the chapel will immediately follow the visitation at 2:00 PM. Burial will take place at Fort Myers Cemetery on a future date. Those who wish to express condolences to the family at this difficult time are urged to visit Nellie's memorial webpage at www.andersonpatterson.com and sign the guestbook

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, Cape Coral.
     Fort Myers News-Press, May 23, 2013 - Gregory L. Lowery 63, of Cape Coral died May 21, 2013. A graduate of Indiana University, Greg was a history teacher at Mariner High School in Cape Coral for over 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 yrs, Becki, his mother, Madge, 3 daughters, Kimberly (George) Patton, Melissa (Dan) Hartnett, Angela (Julian) Villarreal, a brother, Douglas (Debbie) Lowery, 5 grandchildren, Samantha, Peyton, Brooklyn, Kendall, and Danny, and 2 nieces, Jamie and Sarah. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 25 at 11:00 AM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

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, September 22, 2011 - Cesareo Lozada, 76, of Estero, FL passed away on Monday September, 19 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at San Jose Catholic Church in Fort Myers with burial in Fort Myers City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Kiser Funeral Home. www.kiserfh.com. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on November 3rd, 1934. Cesareo is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Damaris Lozada. "He will be reunited with his late son Felix Lozada". He leaves behind two sons and two daughters, Juan and Jose Lozada, Dianne Lozada and Maria White. Followed by many grandchildren. Those who will also share his memory are his five brothers and four sisters.

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.

   Caloosa 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 Akron, AL, the daughter of the late John Alfred Knighton and the late Birda Mae (Graham) Knighton. Survivors include her three children: Owen L. Luckey, Jr. (Kathleen), two daughters: Diane Jackman (Jackie) and Regina Johnson (Charlie, deceased) and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Alfred Luckey who was killed in action in the Vietnam War and her husband of sixty-seven years, Owen L. Luckey. She was good mother, loving wife, and a devout Christian. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers with Pastor Roger Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery, Fort Myers. Visitation will be Monday, April 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

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, November 8, 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, September 2, 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, May 3, 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 - 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, April 8, 2005 - 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, October 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
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 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 .
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 14, 2006 - Merle Angelo Lupo, 90, of Fort Myers died March 13, 2006, he was born in Italy a son of the late Samuel L. and Angela Marie Lupo. Merle moved to the United States at age 7, he served in the medical corps of the U.S. Army during WW II in the European Theatre including the Battle of the Bulge. In 1949 he moved to the local area from Cleveland, Ohio . Merle owned and operated Lupo's Farm raising vegetables and flowers in the area for many years retiring in 1983. Mr. Lupo is survived by his wife of 64 years Ruth H., his daughter and son-in-law Barbara J. and John Jones of Fort Myers, his brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Deloris Lupo of Ohio, his grandchildren John D. III, Michael, Michelle, his great-grandchildren Cayman, Dylan, Peyton, Kayla, Samantha, his 2 nieces Elaine Turner and Barbara Oleim. A funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday at 2 PM., the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 PM. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 239-936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January24-26,2012 - Ruth Helen Lupo (Zion), 91, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 5, 1920 to Hugo and Helen Zion. She grew up in Cleveland, married and moved to Ft. Myers in 1949 with her husband Merle and daughter. She worked in local school cafeterias and managed the Ft. Myers High School cafeteria for many years. Ruth was always ready to chaperon or fix meals for all "Greenie" activities. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir and managing their Wednesday night dinners. As she loved to sing, Ruth was instrumental in starting a church singing group that entertained at nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle, three brothers, Homer, Hugo, Hubert and sister Lila. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (John); grandchildren, Jay (Christy), Michael (Pat), Michelle (Erik) and great grandchildren, Kayla, Cayman, Dylan, Peyton and Samantha. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Cy Zion and Sarah Zion and a brother-in-law Joe Lupo (Dee) and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home officiated by Pastor John Daugherty. A reception for family and friends will be held following the service at the First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 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 Memorial Park.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 20, 2012 - Edna J. Lust, 69, of North Fort Myers passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 17, 1942. She was known as "Miss Edna" at Tropic Isles and Gulf Elementary Schools where she retired from after 25 years. Edna is survived by her husband, Eugene; her daughter, Tanya (Tracy) Jones and her son, Timothy Lust; 3 grandchildren: Kendra, Kaylin and Ashlyn; 3 great grandchildren: Hayden, Noah and Lilly Jane; her brother, Robert (Betty) Watts and numerous cousins and additional family. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers on Friday, June 22 from 10 am until the time of the 11 am funeral service. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info. 334-4880
     Fort. 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
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 30, 2013 - Margaret Davis Lutzen, 92, of Fort Myers, passed away January 26, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 14, 1920 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Walter and Catherine (Murphy) Davis. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sisters, Catherine and Eleanor and a brother George. She came to Lee County in 1985 from Niantic, CT. Margaret was a member of Church of the Resurrection and their Women’s Club and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary #5849 in Niantic, CT. She loved sewing, going to the beach, boating and traveling. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved family gatherings. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Raymond; children, Susanne Jullarine of Fort Myers, Florida; Gregory P. Lutzen and his wife Frances of Niantic, CT; Beth Lutzen Orth and her husband Greg of Carlsbad, California and Mary C. Lutzen of Niantic, CT; grandchildren, Catherine, Angela, Kevin, Michael, Jennifer, Melanie, Kristina, Shane and Sara; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson. There will be a memorial mass on Thursday, January 31st at 10:30 AM at Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33919. Interment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice at www.hopehospice.org/donate.Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

  St Petersburg Times, August 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
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 10, 2013 - Esther Lorraine (Hoffman) Lynch, 84, of Fort Myers, Florida, Passed away April 06, 2013. She was born September 18, 1928 in Ephrata, PA. Esther moved to Florida in 1957 and settled in Lee County not long after. She was a devout Baptist and member of McGregor Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Florida. She was also a lifetime Fort Myers Band Booster. Esther was a loving mother who lived for her children. She loved reading the newspaper and watching her soap operas. Guiding Light was her favorite. She loved having her doughnuts and coffee. Esther leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons Jay Earl Beck of Fort Myers, Florida, Dale Lee Beck of Fort Myers, Florida and Michael Joe beck of Beale AFB in California. She also leaves behind her sisters Phyllis J Hoffman of Fort Myers, Florida, Sarah Jane Kurtz of Fleetwood, PA. her brothers Paul Richard Hoffman of Ephrata, PA. and Luke J Hoffman of New Holland, PA. Her loving grand children Tiffany Lynn Beck, Christopher Jacob Beck, Hannah E Beck and Aimee Wright. She was also survived by 4 great grand children, Anthony J Bass, Abigail K Bass, LeLand H Bass, Malaki Bass and Amanda Bass. Sadly Esther was predeceased by her husband Earl Jacob Beck who passed in 1972 and her second husband Kenneth B Lynch who passed in 2003.Also predeceased by her siblings, Helen Mae Mott, Ruth Whitmer and John David Hoffman. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday April 10, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial is scheduled for Thursday April, 11 2013 at Indian Springs Cemetery in Punta Gorda, Florida.
     Fort 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, January 1, 2012 - Agatha Lyons, 87, of Lehigh Acres passed away Weds., Dec. 7, 2011. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tues., Jan. 3 at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park. The funeral service will be held at 10 am Weds., Jan. 4 at First Community Congregational Church 200 E. Leeland Heights Blvd, Lehigh Acres. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to the church. Info (239) 334-4880.

  Fort Myers News-Press, July 11, 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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