Ft Myers News-Press, May 15, 2001 - Joseph F. Macchia, 71, of Lehigh Acres, died on May 11, 2001. Born in New York City, he moved here in 1976 from Long Island. Joe leaves his wife Anna and sons, Ralph (Rebecca) and Joseph Jr. of Lehigh Acres, and Mark (Brandy) of Cape Coral. Daughter Juliann (Wesley) Anderson of Fort Myers, sister Lucy (Charles) Healy of Long Island and brothers, Santo (Anna) and Nick Macchia of NY. Joe has 3 granddaughters, Amber, Alexis and Adrianna. He is a life member of the Italian-American Club. Joe is well known in Lehigh Acres and was the one responsible for starting TBall at the YMCA in the middle 70's. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park. Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 6, 1951 - Mrs. Viola E. MacDonald, 68, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 32 years, died yesterday. She operated the Green Frog restaurant for 10 years. Surviving are two sons, E. P. MacDonald, Fort Myers, and Fred I. MacDonald, Lakeland; two brothers, C. C. Larmore, Sanford, and Cornish Larmore, Charlottesville, Va. Funeral services wil be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Byler officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, 21 Nov 2006--Papa John Macie, 91, was a loving and caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was always a go-getter who never let any dust settle on him. John was a WWII US Navy veteran who served as a Fireman First Class and diesel mechanic in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater on a submarine. A machinist by trade John worked for Chandler Evans in West Hartford, Connecticut for 14 years. The rest of his working life was as a mail distributor for the USPS until his retirement in Cape Coral, Florida.John was an avid golfer his whole life who is teeing it up right now with all his old playing buddies.He survived his three wives: Dorothy Burr, Helen Albrecht, and Audrey Hauser. His is survived by his: daughter Nancy (Richard) Pringal; Step-daughters Beverly (Jim) Traa and Audrey Finson; Step-Son James (Lu) Hauser and Julian (Deliea) Albrecht; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.Funeral Services will be November 21, 2006 at Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral at 8:30 am. A catholic mass will follow at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Church in Cape Coral with internment afterwards at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers John requests that you spend time with your family and loved ones.
Ft Myers News-Press, June 18, 2001 - Wanda Mack, 97, of Lehigh Acres, died June 16, 2001. Born in New York City, she moved here in 1960 from Brooklyn. She leaves her daughters, Agnes Rockefeller of Lehigh Acres and Eileen German of CA; brother, William Bakun of VA; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many great, great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral will conclude Wednesday at graveside with Father Dennis Cooney presiding. Burial will be Wednesday at Lee Memorial Park. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 28, 2004 - Juliette Pack MacNiven, sunrise May 18, 1911, sunset December 22, 2004. Juilette Sarah Pack born during her mother's trip to England came to Westbury, New York at the age of 6 months. Her youth was spent on large estates where she enjoyed the open spaces and was what was then called a "tom boy". Her dream was to become an RN and she entered St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in 1929, Brooklyn, NY, on a scholarship, graduating in 1932. She then went on to post graduate work at Women's Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She married Ralph B. MacNiven in October 1935 in Old Westbury, NY. After raising their children, Ralph and Juliette in Syosset, NY they retired to Sarasota and then Ft. Myers, FL where they celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends. Ralph died in 1991. Juliette continued her many volunteer activities by taking blood pressures and being part of the welcoming committees. Her life was dedicated to helping others and her focus was always on family and friends and she always made everyone feel special. Friends and family will enjoy her creativity for many years in her needlepoint items and her many afghan blankets she crocheted. In June 2204, she sold her home and traveled to Santa Barbara for an extended stay with her daughter and son-in-law. Illness prevented her from returning to her beloved Florida but she didn't mind missing the hurricanes this year. She is survived by her son Ralph and his wife Donna and two granddaughters, Heather Bosse (Shane and great-grandson Ian) and Tiffany Leham (Al) and her daughter, Juilette Moore and her husband, Daniel and two granddaughters, Debora Botting (Don) and Kristen Perkins (Chris and great-grandson Cardin). She is also survived by four step-grandchildren; Dayna, Dustin, Scott and Megan.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 7, 1935--Mrs. Ruth Macon, pretty 36-year-old daughter of Scout Younger, died late yesterday at their home 1128 Woodside avenue, East End, in what was apparently a suicide attempt. She was discovered near death at 5 o'clock by Mr. Younger and died before he could summon medical assistance. Mr. Younger, widely known showman, returned home late yesterday afternoon with groceries for supper. He deteted the odor of gas in the house and discovered that the bathroom door was locked. He broke down the door and discovered the body of his daughter apparently lifeless on the floor with the gas jet of a small heater turned wide open. He carried her body into the open air and tried to resuscitate her after calling aloud to neighbors for assistance. Mrs. Macon was dead before the Lawrence A. Powell ambulance arrived. Scout Younger and his daughter, Mrs. Macon, with her 12-year-old daughter arrived in Fort Myers two months ago to spend the season at their winter home on Woodside avenue. They have spent several past seasons in Fort Myers and Mrs. Macon is well known here. She was an attractive titian haired girl and during the past winter has driven a large black Lincoln sedan around Fort Myers. Her daughter, Hallie Mae, attends public school in Fort Myers. Last night Mr. Younger was grief stricken and said he could not account for his daughter's suicide. He said that when he left her earlier in the day for a shopping trip in town she was in apparent good spirits. He said that he had searched the house and found no trace of any letters, notes or farewell message and did not know why the girl had taken her life. He said he broke into the bathroom, carried his daughter outside of the house and tried to bring her back to life after asking neighbors to telephone for help. Circumstances of Mrs. Macon's death were investigated by Deputy Sheriff E. P. McAuley, Constable D. M. Ramsay and Justice of Peace John R. West. Last night Mr. West, official coroner of Lee county, said he did not think an inquest was necessary. He said evidence and facts in the case indicated a plain case of suicide. Last night, Mrs. Macon's young daughter was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hord, former neighbor of the Youngers. Telegrams were sent to Mrs. Younger in Tulsa, Okla, and plans were made to take the remains to Tulsa on tonight's train. Mr. Younger will accompany the remains to Tulsa. In addition to her mother and father, and daughter, Mrs. Macon is survived by a sister, Miss Bess Younger, secretary to the American Petroleum authority at Tulsa. Mr. Younger has been active in the show busines all of his life but recently entered the commercial fish business in Lee county and has been living at St. James City on Pine island. Last night he indicated that he would give up his business and home in Fort Myers and move elsewhere. He was torn by grief over his daughter's death and placed all local arrangements in the hands of friends. Mrs. Macon had evidently entered the bathroom at about 4 o'clock. She had pushed a rug into the crack under the door, closed the windows tightly and turned on the gas in a small bathroom heater. It was less than an hour later that Mr. Younger returned home, broke down the door and discovered her body. She showed faint signs of life but died during the next few minutes after Mr. Younger carried her into the open air. Her body was taken to the Lawrence A. Powell chapel.
Fort Myers News Press, 2004-10-21 - Michael Vincent "Anthony" Maconi, 21 of Cape Coral passed away Monday, October 18, 2004. He attended Caloosa Elementary and Middle Schools and then went on to N. Ft. Myers High School. Anthony was a friend to everyone he met. He is survived by his parents Jan Michelle and Joseph B. Maconi of Cape Coral, three sisters Tammy Lynn Prosser, Cheryl Eileen Patrick and Jacqueline Nicole Sapen, nephew Guy William Sapen, two nieces Chloe Belle Sapen and Payton Nicole Wittrock and best friend and fiancee' Kristen Mandich. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 23rd, at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Family will receive friends Friday evening 6 to 8 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 31, 2004 Lucille Bonner Macpherson, nee Nedwed, 99, died December 30, 2004, in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born in Olsburg, Kansas and grew up in Amber, Wahington. She became a school teacher in Washington state, married Laurence Burdette Bonner and had one son, Laurence Burton Bonner. She lost her first husband to WW II and married Alfred B. Macpherson, a civil engineer of Portland Oregon, in 1961. Mrs. Macpherson worked at Portland Power and Light for many years. In retirement she enjoyed gardening, fishing and international travel. Family memebers include daughter-in-law Suzene Bonner of Cape Coral, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 16, 2011 - Charles Eugene "Gene" Maddox, Sr , 72 of Ft. Myers, FL passed away on February 12, 2011. Gene was born in Lynchburg, VA, on June 3, 1938, a son of the late Carroll S. and Myrtle Bryant Maddox. Gene moved to Fort Myers in 1956 from Alexandria, VA. He met his wife of 52 years, Diane and they married in 1959. He worked in the flooring business which led to his own ambition of opening Southern Flooring in 1959. He retired from the business in the 1970's. After a short retirement he decided to begin a new venture as a restaurant owner and bought the Beef and Burgundy Restaurant. He then went back in the flooring business and soon opened Maddox Flooring. He was a member of the Ft. Myers Lions Club and the Lee County Pioneer Club. He had a passion for yard work and the outdoors. He loved to entertain his family and friends with his "famous fabulous" barbeques. His specialty was ribs and sausage.Preceding him in death besides his parents was a brother, Carroll S. Maddox, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diane Hammel; his son, Chip (Jenny) Maddox; his daughter, Celia (Kenny) Erickson; grandchildren, Shane Maddox, Melissa (Allen) Woodby, Emma Erickson and Clayton Erickson: a sister, Mary Darsch; nieces and nephews, Judy (Maddox) Oliver, Jill (Maddox) Sokoll, Jeffrey Maddox, Karen (Darsch) Kinser, Nancy (Darsch) Green, Bruce Darsch and David and Sarah Hammel; sisters-in-law, Cindy Leach and Teda Hammel.Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5-7PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12 Noon in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
Fort Myers News-Press April 24, 2008-- Charlotte M. Maddox, age 87, of LaBelle, passed away April 22, 2008 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Dec. 2, 1920 in Wauchula, to the late Henry Ellis Bennett and the late Anna (Stenstrom) Bennett. She was a resident of the area since 1946.Survivors include daughter: Susie Hull (Butch) sons: Henry Maddox and James Clyde Maddox (Kim) , all of LaBelle, brothers: Leighton Bennett and Eric Bennett, both of Wauchula, sister: Ruth Roberts of Wauchula, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sid Maddox and sister, Mildred Bennett.Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 11:00 am, Graveside at Felda Cemetery with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 hour prior to services at the cemetery.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Earl G. Maddox Jr., 5-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Maddox Sr. of LaBelle died Sunday morning. Survivors besides his parents are a sister Dorothy Earlene Maddox, grandparents Harney Maddox and Mrs. Velma Arnold of LaBelle and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker of Moore Haven. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ortona Church with burial in Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, 12 Apr 2003 -- Elizabeth Goode Thompson Maddox, age 86, of LaBelle, passed away April 10, 2003 in LaBelle. She was born March 5, 1917 in Oneco, Florida to Guy Meritt Thompson, Sr. and Sarah Mitchell Thompson. She was a resident of LaBelle since the 1930's. Elizabeth graduated from Florida Southern College in Lakeland and served many years as a teacher. Her first teaching job was based in Ft. Myers where she served as Home Management Supervisor of Farmer's Home Administration for five counties. There she taught homemakers self sufficiency and basic health practices during the depression. She married former Hendry County Judge and Sheriff, W.T. 'Bill' Maddox, Sr. in 1939 and they resided in LaBelle. She taught Home Economics at LaBelle High School. She was active in church, PTA, civic events and supporting her husband and children in all their activities. Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Maddox of LaBelle; sons, W.T. 'Bill' Maddox, Jr. and Mike Gann, both of LaBelle, brother, Guy Thompson, Jr. of Ft. Myers, grandchildren: Katherin 'Liz' Peacock Maddox, of LaBelle, Christa Lynn Bumgardner of Gaffney, NC and Chad Owen Willis of Felda, and Rhonda K. Maddox, of Ft. Myers, many great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband W.T. 'Bill' Maddox, Sr. and daughter, Helen Waggaman. Funeral services are Monday, April 14, 2003, 3:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in LaBelle with Reverend Robert Atchley officiating. Interment will follow at Felda Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Caloosa Belle January 22, 2008-- Jerry Worth Maddox, age 66, of LaBelle, passed away May 9, 2007. He was born Nov. 20, 1940. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He proudly served a tour of duty at Ft. Clayton, Panama as a topographic field assistant in the US Army. After discharge, he returned to the area and lived in Okeechobee for many years. He worked for Glades Electric Co-Op for thirty-two years before retiring in 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Nell, his parents, Harney K. Maddox and Velma Ellen Arnold, brothers, Earl, John and Virgil.He is survived by his children, Christine Delean Mage, Trampas Worth Maddox, Ric Jerrid Maddox and Michael Lee Maddox; brother, Harold Maddox; sisters, Emily Rudd of Clewiston, Dora Maddox of Clewiston and Inez Kelley of Havana, numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at noon at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor L.W. Howard and Seth Howard officiating. Family will receive friends following the service at Community Harvest Worship Center in LaBelle
Glades County Democrat, Feb 10 2005-- Jewell Arnold Maddox, 81, of Palmdale, died Feb. 3, 2005 in Lake Placid. She was born March 26, 1923 in Okeechobee to Charles C. Arnold and Iva Pearl Eubanks Arnold. She was a longtime resident of Palmdale. Survivors include her daughter, Glenice Raulerson Baker (Dennis) of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepson, Barney Maddox of Palm Beach; stepdaughter, Betty Jo Maddox of Lakeland; sister, Ona Hendry of Palmdale; grandchildren, Brent Baker, Landry Baker, Sandi Lopez and Lucy Hester; great grandchildren, Rachel Vivian Baker, Ian Russell Baker, Erin Elizabeth Baker and Anna Jolene Baker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Raulerson in 1966, second husband, Wilburn "Ed" Maddox in 1996, and her son Dennis Raulerson in 1995. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Palmdale Baptist Church in Palmdale with Rev. Earl Kline officiating. Interment followed at Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-Labelle.
NEWS-PRESS-- Math Maddox, 83, a lifetime resident of Lee County, died Nov. 14, 1991. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church of LaBelle and a honorary sheriff's deputy. He is survived by his wife, Jewell; a daughter, Marion of Fort Myers; three grandchildren, Tracy Math, Lori Susan and Julie Ann Thomas of Fort Myers; one great-grandson, Tyler Math Thomas of Fort Myers; four sisters and two brothers. Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, 5 Sep 2007 -- Virgil "Wimpy" Oliver Maddox, age 70, of LaBelle, passed away September 2, 2007 in Cape Coral. He was born October 2, 1936 in Felda to Harney Maddox and Velma Ellen (Howard) Maddox. Survivors include his wife: Helen (Hunter) Maddox, sons: Jimmy (Amy) Wagner of LaBelle, Ira Wagner of LaBelle, daughters: Sharon (Michael) Nelson of Lehigh Acres, Donna Maddox of LaBelle, brother: Harold Maddox of Washington State, sisters: Dora Maddox of Clewiston, Inez Kelly of Havana, Emily Rudd of Clewiston, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.A graveside funeral service will be held Sat. September 8, 2007, 11:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in LaBelle .Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, 18 Jan 2001 -- William Thomas Maddox, Sr., age 92, retired farmer, rancher, dairyman, citrus grower, general contractor, Hendry County Sheriff, former Hendry County Judge and Mayor of LaBelle passed away Jan. 16, 2001, at Fort Myers. Bill was born Jan. 14, 1909, to the Florida Pioneer Family of John Henry and Florence Altman Maddox at Wauchula. He moved to Felda after attending the Unversity of FL in 1925. In 1935, he moved to LaBelle. He served as County Judge 1936 - 1940. In 1939, he was elected Sheriff of Hendry County and served until retirement in 1960. As a general contractor, he built 2 churches, several commercial properties and over 70 residences in the LaBelle area. He was a 50+ year Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of FL F. & A.M. He was an avid sportsman and story teller of local historical facts in the area and blessed with his keen sight in marksmanship and recollection of local history until the end. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Goode 'Nee Thompson' Maddox; children, W.T. Maddox, Jr., Sara Elizabeth Maddox, Helen Joanne Waggaman, Michael Gann, Dora Maddox; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren all of LaBelle; a sister, Maria P. Townsend of Brisbane and Darwin, N.T., Australia. Visiting with the family will be Thursday at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel between the hours of 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Visiting will close with Masonic Services in the chapel. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Atchley and Rev. John Gill III officiating.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, January 8, 1987 -- Rose B. Madison, 87, of 109 Delaware Road, Lehigh Acres, died Tuesday. A native of Dudley, PA, she had been a resident of Lehigh Acres for the past 18 years. She is survived by three sons, Herman D. Madison of Lehigh Acres, John Madison and Clarence Madison, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Millicent Watson and Shirley Azzaretto, both of Lehigh Acres, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 1801 Lee Blvd., with Fr. Thomas Gillissle officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Fort Myers News-Press--Mar 20, 2009 Catherine (Kay) Hardon Maeder, 99, formerly of Lee County, passed away on March 2, 2009, at her home in Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Saint Luke's Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL, 33901.Mrs. Maeder was born in Cleveland, OH, on November 10, 1909. She was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, receiving her B.S. in 1931 and her M.S. in 1940. During World War II, she was an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. She resigned in 1946 to join her husband where he was serving in the South Atlantic in the Army Corps of Engineers.She moved with her family in 1954 to Boca Grande, where she taught Home Economics at Gasparilla Island's small high school. In 1958, she began her tenure in the Home Ec department at Alva High School, resigning in 1979. She was active in many Lee County organizations. She was an early member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teacher's society which she joined in 1943. She was president of the St. Luke's ECW from 1982-1984. She was also active in the Lee County Retired Educators and the American Association of University Women. She traveled extensively in her later years, visiting Europe, China, and Japan.She was preceded in death by her husband Jay, and is survived by her son, Jay Maeder, Jr. of New York City; daughter Jane (Adam) Walsh of Houston, Texas; grandsons Jordan Maeder of Cape Coral and Christopher (Alison) Maeder of Lehigh; granddaughter Andrea (Chris) Wernli of Friendswood, Texas; and six great-grandchildren.She was extremely proud of the fact that her son Jay, formerly of the Miami Herald and semi-retired from the New York Daily News, is the writer for the classic comic strip, (Little Orphan) Annie.In lieu of flowers, requests are made to support the Catherine H. Maeder Scholarship Fund at Edison State College. Contributions can be directed to Edison State College Foundation, P.O. Box 60210, Fort Myers, FL 33906-6210.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 16, 1948 - Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Magill, age 80, who died Wednesday afternoon of last week were held Saturday in the chapel of the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home at 2 in the afternoon , the Rev. Charles Hamilton , pastor of Carlson Memorial Methodist Church (LaBelle) officiating. Internment following in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers were M.J. Bush, Albert Anderson, Alfred W.Davenport, Olien Davidson, Charles Pascher and Art Reckwerdt. Mr. Magill had been in illhealth for some years but the direct cause of his death was given as pneumonia.He had been bedfast for more than a week. The deceased was a native of Ray County, Missouri where he was born March 8, 1867. On January 1, 1893 he was married to Sallie May Harrison. Some time later the family moved to Oklahoma and in 1911 came to LaBelle to take up residence. Mrs. Magill passed away May 7, 1937. Mr. Magill was a carpenter and followed the trade until ill health forced him to retire several years ago. He attended the Methodist Church and was the father of Mrs. Maud Carlson, who with her husband, the Rev. Robert Carlson, met death in the 1935 hurricane at Matecumbe Key (Florida). The Carlson Memorial Church stands as a memorial to them, Rev. Carlson having been pastor there for five years. Survivors are a son Harold Magill of Clewiston, and four daughters, Mrs. A.W. Blake(Grace) of Bartow, Mrs. Irma Delaney and Miss Edith Magill, LaBelle and Mrs. Buford Surrency(Frieda) of Clewiston.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, June 3, 1992 - Edith Magill, a pioneer and retired teacher of LaBelle, died Sunday, May 31. She was born in Sayre, Oklahoma , then a part of Indian Territory on January 6, 1906, and moved with her family to LaBelle in 1911, graduating from LaBelle High School in 1923 and Florida State College for Women in 1927.Most of her teaching career of 43 years was spent in LaBelle. Survivors are her sisters, Freida M. Surrency of Tucker, GA, and Irma M. Moseley of Fort Myers; nieces include Patricia B. Sims, Shirley B. Butler,Janice Nichols, Harriette M. Salavar, Ellen Torbett and nephew Donald R. Delaney. She had been a member of Carlson Memorial Methodist Church longer than any other person in the congregation, having joined in childhood and serving actively for many years. Memorial services will be held at Carlson Memorial Methodist Church on Sunday, June 14 at 1PM, conducted by the Rev. Robert Hatchly. Private internment services will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth C. Blitch. Those who wish to do so may contribute to a favorite charity or the building fund of Carlson Memorial.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, May 10, 1927 - Robert Henderson Magill, 70, died at 9:30 yesterday morning at his home in LaBelle. He was active in religious and public affairs in Hendry county, being a steward of the M. E. Church, South, and a county commissioner of Hendry county since it formation. He had just returnbed from Tallahassee as one of a delegation sent to support a bill for the cross state highway. Mr. Magill moved to LaBelle from Richmond, Mo., his birthplace , in 1912. He is survived by his widow, a son, Robert, and a stepson,Glenn Magill. Also surviving him is a sister, Mrs. Jennie Clark, and brothers, John H., B. F. and Mayor James Magill, all of LaBelle. He also has a sister, Mrs. Olivia Thompson, living in Kansas City, and a brother in Richmond, Mo., Judge L. S. Magill. Funeral services will be held in the auditorium of the LaBelle school at 10 o'clock this morning , in charge of Rev. L. P. Driscoll. Burial will take place at noon in the Fort Myers cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 8, 1937 - Mrs. Sallie Magill, 58, died last night at her home in LaBelle after a lingering illness of 11 months. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Magill; four daughters, Mrs. Buford(Freida) Surrency, Mrs. Harry(Irma) Delaney and Miss Edith Magill of LaBelle and Mrs. Albert(Grace) Blake of Zephyrfhills (sic), and a son, Harold Magill of LaBelle. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Spooner & Engelhardt and will be announced later. Mrs. Magill had made her home in LaBelle for the past 25 years, coming from Oklahoma.
Ft Myers News-Press, January 23, 2001 - Eleanor Ward Mahan died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Born in Ohio in 1914, she was a graduate of Ohio State University. Eleanor spent her career as a elementary school teacher in Ohio before relocating to Lehigh with her husband in 1973. She taught several more years in LaBelle before retiring. She was the beloved grandmother of 4 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband C. Ray Mahan in 1997. She is survived by 2 sons, Michael of Tipp City, OH and Steven of Dallas, TX. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 24th at 10 A.M. at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Aug. 14, 1927--John F. Mahanna, about 65 years old, former clerk at the Kenmore hotel, died at the Lee Memorial hospital last night following a week's illness. His body will be held here by L. w. Engelhardt until his wife and son in Ithaca, N. Y. can make arrangements for sending it north.
News-Press, February 22, 2013 – Betty
(Fox) Maher, of Fort Myers, died at her home on Sunday the
February. She was 66.She was born to the late Lionel and Josephine Fox
30th 1946 in
Fort Myers News-Press, 3 Sep 2006 -- Minnie Evelyn Wooten Mahon, age 93, of Fort Myers died on August 29, 2006. She was born on April 19, 1913 in Polk County, FL, a child of Dixon and Lola Wooten. She grew up in La Belle and lived in various areas of SW Florida before moving to Fort Myers in 1957. She was employed as a tailor for Maas Brothers for many years and was a member of the Garden Club in Fort Myers. Minnie was the wife of the late Mc Swain Mahon who died in 1995, she is survived by her daughter, Evelyn M. Sasser of Arcadia, 1 grandson, 2 great-granddaughters, 2 great-great grandchildren, her sister, Ruth M. Dees and her brother, Walter V. Wooten.Funeral services are private for the family. Arrangements are by the National Cremation Society Funeral Home, N. Fort Myers
Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 9 2006 -- Shirley Ida Mailloux, age 70, of LaBelle passed away February 6, 2006 in Cape Coral. She was born March 22, 1935 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to Edward and Gladys Wilson Robinson. Survivors include her husband; Richard "Shorty" Mailloux, daughters; Marianne Graff of Fort Myers, Maureen Martin (Tim) of Fort Denaud and Eileen Raulerson (Wayne) of LaBelle, sister; Edwina Witherall of Attleboro, MA, grandchildren, Candice Davis (John), Cory Martin and Wayne Raulerson and great-grandchild J. Davis. She was preceded in death by her father; Edward Robinson, mother, Gladys Robinson Morrell and brother Edward Robinson. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, 11 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor L.W. Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Visitation will be TONIGHT from 7-9 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press May 4, 2008 James David Main, Jr., 69, of Fort Myers, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. He was born on May 25, 1938 in Gary, IN and moved to Fort Myers from Ohio in 1956.Mr. Main is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vera Jean Main; his son, James David Main, III of Fort Myers; his sister, Cheryl Ford of Miami and two grandchildren: James, IV and Whitney.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Monday, May 5 at the funeral home.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., 239-936-0555.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 14, 1954-- James V. Maker, 41, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 23 years, died in Tampa yesterday. He was a veteran of World War II. He had been employed at Sears Roebuck for the past 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Thelma G. Maker; a son, James Harry Maker; two brothers, John L. Maker, Miami; and Edward F. Maker, Fort Myers; and a half-sister, Myrtle Maker, Chicago. Funeral services will be held at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. A. P. Minshew officiating at 3 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Fort Myers cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press Oct 18 2007-- Albert J. Malatesta, 85, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of New Jersey, passed peacefully on October 15, 2007. He was born May 21, 1922, in Vineland, NJ, son of the late John F. & Angelina (Meschi) Malatesta.He was a World War 11 veteran and proudly served his country for 6 years abroad.Upon his return, he married Anna Wozunk who remained his bride for 61 years. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church of Cape Coral, and a member of The American Legion. He was also a salesman for Sears for 15 years.He is survived by his loving family, including his wife Anna; his two children Albert Malatesta of Tampa, and Marianne Kmetz of Cape Coral; his brothers Joseph and John Malatesta; his sister Ellen Elbeuf. Albert was a devoted grandfather to Stacy Smith, Brandi Malatesta, Kristen Kmetz, Blake Malatesta, Alaina Kmetz, & Clint Malatesta. He was also a loving great-grandfather to Reagan Smith, Corbin Smith, Kyle Kominar & Joseph Kmetz.The family will receive friends on Friday, October 19, 2007, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 11AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Emtombment will take Place at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919, or Hospice of Cape Coral 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.Arrangements entrusted to Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery (239) 283-0540
Fort Myers News-Press May 4, 2003 Frank 'Opa' B. Mallory Jr., 74, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers went peacefully home to the Lord surrounded by family on May 1, 2003. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Waltraud 'Val' E. Mallory. Frank graduated from Fort Myers High School. He joined the United States Air Force retiring after 22 years of active service and was then employed at Sears Roebuck & Co. for 20 years. He enjoyed a retired life of gardening, grilling, reading, volunteer service to church and community, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an active member of St Michael Lutheran Church and the German American Social Club. Frank is also survived by son SFC Richard K. Mallory, U.S. Army, wife Rita and granddaughter Amanda of Lakewood, Washington; daughter Sara E. Duffy and grandsons Bryan, Mark, and Matthew of North Ft. Myers, daughter Monica V. Mallory LCDR, JAGC, U.S Naval Reserves, husband Daniel Krawchik of Rockford, Illinois; daughter Frances A. Mallory and grandson Joshua D. Ames of Ft. Myers; son M/SGT Frank B. Mallory III, U.S. Air Force, and grandchildren Austin, Tyler, and Kayla Ashton of Anchorage, Alaska. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Frank B. and Sara C. Mallory Sr., and his younger brother John L. Mallory. Frank is also survived by sisters Lenoir Keene and Mary Ann Diener, both of Fort Myers, Sara Howerton of Lakeland, and many well-loved nieces and nephews. Cremation by Anderson Funeral Home.On May 10, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. the Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 3595 Broadway Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to SMLC Fellowship Hall Building Fund.
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 18, 2002 John L. Mallory, 69, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers passed away December 16, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sally; step-children, Collette Giaquinto, Carol Doty both of Fort Myers, Chief Petty Officer James R. Gilmore of Camp Lejeune, NC, Joseph Gilmore, Ann Franco, and Gary Gilmore all of PA; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Mallory; sisters, Lenoir Keene (FMHS 1948), Mary Ann Diener (FMHS 1949) all of Fort Myers and Sara Howerton (FMHS 1953) of Lakeland, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 20, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 29, 1933--Mrs. Kate Mallory, 74-year-old resident of Fort Myers, died at the home of her son, Frank Mallory of 838 marion street, at 4 p.m. yesterday. Death was due to heart failure. Mrs. Mallory had just returned from downtown, where she had been shopping. She complained of a slight illness then, but up to that time had been in good health. She dropped dead a few minutes after arriving home. Mrs. Mallory came here in 1912 from Attleboro, Mass. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. B. Bryant of Foxboro, Mass., and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, Inc. No arrangements have been made, pending word from Mrs. Bryant. Jan. 30, 1933--The body of Mrs. Kate Mallory, long time resident of Fort Myers, who died Saturday, will be sent to Attleboro, Mass., her former home, today for burial. Local arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 98 2005-- William C. Malmborg, 76, of Fort Myers, died March 5, 2005 after a short illness. Born February 28, 1929 in Huron, SD, he grew up in Plano, IL and lived most of his working life in Wheaton, IL and Ft. Myers, FL. He attended Northern Illinois University. In Wheaton, Malmborg founded and ran Yearmaster Photography for several years before moving to south Florida, where he was active in real estate sales, automobile sales and custom golf club manufacture. During his final years, Malmborg was able to pursue his true love - working at golf courses. He ended his career at Shell Point Golf Club in Ft. Myers. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou, of Ft. Myers; his sons, Eric and wife Aynne, Jeff and wife Lorraine, Miles and wife Kim, and Andrew; his brothers, Jack and Wally; sister Mary Ann; and grandchildren, William, Thomas Eric, Noelle, Thomas Norman, Jeremy, Cammeron, and Blake Malmborg, Katherine, David, and Justin Ellis, and Heather Thompson and Amber Clark. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, 239-936-0555.
Fort Myers News-Press, 18 Jun 2006 - Mrs.
Mary "May" Catherine Malone, age 90 (October 21, 1915) a
resident of N. Fort Myers died Thursday June 15, 2006 at Hope Hospice
North in Cape Coral. May was a native of Miami and the third of four
children. She was known by all as a kind, generous and loving woman.
She gave freely of herself to her family, church and the community. As
a girl May attended a Catholic Jesuit Convent where she graduated as a
class Valedictorian. After marrying James C. Malone she worked for 40
years for Major Appliances and was an active member of the American
Legion Women's Auxiliary serving in local, state and national offices.
Mrs. Malone was Past President of the Pioneers Club of Miami which was
an organization made up of family members of the original settlers of
Miami. She was an active member of the Catholic Church of St. Domiouas
in Miami where she an organist, secretary and lecturer. In 1996 May
left Miami to move in with her youngest son in Jensen Beach, FL. In
2001 she settled down here in Fort Myers with her oldest son and
numerous grandchildren. May is survived by two sons, James R. Malone
(Brenda), N. Fort Myers and Walter K. Malone, Okeechobee; sister,
Amelia "Blechie" Bieyan, Orlando, niece, Susan Beizan, Orlando, nephews
David Bieyan, Orlando and Michael Bieyan (Pam), Pennsylvania;
grandchildren, Devin, Charlie, Joseph, Bryant, Ernie, Dustin, Eddie,
Bradley, Arden, Madison, Matthew, Aaron, Ashleigh, Maegan, Brandon and
Brooke. The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made
to the American Legion or Hospice Foundation. Services for Mrs. "May"
Malone will be held Monday June 19, 2006 at the St. Theresa Catholic
Church, 20115 N. Tamiami Hwy. with burial to follow in the Lee Memorial
Park, Fort Myers.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 25, 2013 - Anthony J Mancini, 90, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on January 23, 2013. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 25, 1922. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Perdott Mancini; brother, Henry Mancini; sisters, Jean Chappel and Mary Catherine Marrangoni. He is survived by his children, James Mancini and wife Janice, Mary Ann McKnight, Dianne Sakmar, and Richard Mancini and wife Susan; grandchildren, Bradley D. McKnight, Jordan (Brendan) McKnight Mangan, Laura (Dennis) Mancini Ramos, Kevin R. McKnight, and Brian J. Mancini; brother, Victor Mancini and wife Angie. A visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403. A funeral mass will be at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Bob Kus officiating. Interment will be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, Florida Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. The staff of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service is honored to serve the family of Anthony J. Mancini.
Fort Myers News-Press,
February 12,2012 - Rose Mancino
April 19, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY to Antonino and Rosaria Caruso of
passed away on Friday Feb 10, 2012. Rose married Joseph Mancino in
on Nov. 2, 1947 who preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1998. Rose is
her nephews; Anthony and Nicholas Caruso, 2 grandnieces, Gina Marie and
Ann Caruso, and a grandnephew, Michael Anthony Caruso. Rose came from a
of four and worked as a seamstress in Brooklyn, retiring to Cape Coral
husband in 1977. Rose made many friends and enjoyed having family
up north. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday Feb. 14
AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Coral
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the St Jude
Foundation. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhom.com to sign the
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Jan. 12, 1927--The body of Mrs. W. F.(Elizabeth) Mann, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Trowbridge, eight miles from Fort Myers on the Tamiami Trail, was shipped to Fernandina today for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge accompanied the body. Mrs. Mann, 75 years of age, has been a resident of Lee county for 12 years, making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge. Besides this daughter she is survived by her husband and another daughter, Mrs. W. H. Lipscomb of Jacksonville and two sons, W. F. Mann, jr. of Orlando and Lee Mann of Jacksonville. The body was prepared for shipment by L. W. Englehardt.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 4,1999 Alice Blazer Mannin passed away on November 4, 1999 at her home in Boca Raton, due to complications of diabetes. She was the daughter of Otto and Muriel Franklin Blazer of Rockford, Illinois. Alice was a graduate of FMHS ,Class 1961: graduated with an AA degree from Edison Community College Class 1964; B.S. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Alice worked at Florida Atlantic University as Fiscal Controller for grants and funding for the Library & Media Services and office director for Department of Counseling & Mental Health Studies in College of Education. She was active in Beta Sigma Phi, Florida Y.R.'s, Florida Accounting Society, Order of Eastern Star (worthy matron, grand instructor, and several state committees), Poinsettia Court Order of Amaranth, White Shrine of Jerusalem (Judea Court #14) and Florida Mental Health Association. Alice is survived by her husband John Mitchell, her sister Carol Blazer Deaton) of Danielsville, GA, ten nieces and nephews and Aunt Peg of Wisconsin. Services were held at Spanish River Presbyterian Church of Boca Raton, FL.
Fort Myers News-Press Feb 1997 Lois Elizabeth Barnes Mannin passed away February 26, 1997 in Norman, Oklahoma surrounded by her family. She is the daughter ofJohn and Frances Capling Barnes. She graduated from Ft.Myers High School (FMHS 1941). Lois's home was the world. Her husband (D.L.) made the U. S. Air Force his career. She lived inPanama Canal Zone, Nevada, Georgia, Texas, France and South Carolina. When they retired they came home to Ft. Myers but soon left for the West Palm Beach area. Several years later to Norman, Oklahoma for the last 27 years.Lois was active in her church in the choir and President of her Sunday School Class. A 55 year member of Ft. Myers Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and Amaranth Court. Over the years she was active in PTA, Grey Ladies at Laon AFB Hospital (France).Lois is survived by her husband, D.L. Mannin (d. Oct.27, 2005), sons John Mitchell Mannin (Alice) of West Palm Beach and Owen Mannin (Stephanie) of Oklahoma City, OK; Grandchildren - Sally (Louis); Kattie (Ken) and Tim (Christie); Great Grandson- Issac. Services were held at Bethesda Baptist Church and interment at Bethany Cemetary (OK).
Fort Myers News-Press, June 11, 2011 - James Christopher Manning, 26, of N. Ft. Myers, passed away June 3, 2011. Visitation will be Mon, June 13 from 10am-12pm at National Cremation & Burial Society with graveside services at Alva Cemetery at 1pm. Please make memorial contributions in James' name to Deaf Service Center. Condolences may be offered at www.nationalcremation.com.
The News-Press, January 30, 2010--Adeline Manski, 93, of Fort Myers passed away Mon., January 25, 2010. A memorial mass will be held at 9 am Sat., Feb. 6, 2010 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 13031 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. Inurnment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Hope Hospice. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, (239) 334-4880.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 4, 1933--Mrs. William S. Manson, 72, died at her home in Alva early last night after an illness of more than a year. Funeral services in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, will be held at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the graveside in the North Side Alva cemetery. The Rev. F. A. Shore of St. Luke's Episcopal church will read the service. Active pall bearers will include J. C. Falcon, J. N. Ficter, Perry English, Ed Fussell and Harvard Parkinson. Hononary pall bearers are Henry Colquitt, W. W. Stone, T. Gay Brough, Russell Liddell, R. A. Henderson and John English. Mrs. Manson was born in Chicago, March 7, 1861. She was married in 1903 and came to Florida with her husband in 1906, locating at Alva where they have lived ever since. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son, now living in Chicago.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 7, 1955 - Roy H. Mapes, 73, a resident of Fort Myers for the past three years, died last night. Surviving is his wife, Edna Mapes. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home.
Fort Myers News-Press March 12, 2010 Michael L. Marchewka, 22, passed away suddenly on March 8, 2010. Born in Naples, Florida on June 2, 1987, Michael was the beloved son of Richard Marchewka of Fort Myers, and Lori McClaskey of Lehigh Acres. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his beloved sister, Kristen Marchewka, Miami; his grandmothers, Sylvia Merrill, Fort Myers and Geri Stopero, Flagler Beach; and countless other friends and family members.Michael was an honor graduate of Fort Myers High School, and was to graduate from the University of Florida this spring. He will be remembered for his musical ability, especially as a guitarist, and for his love of travel, particularly throughout Europe. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 14th, at 4 PM in the Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. A scholarship fund has been established in Michael's honor and memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Michael L. Marchewka Scholarship Fund at Florida Gulf Bank, 2247 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Ft Myers News-Press, June 19, 2001 - Frank J. Marconi, 91, of Lehigh Acres, died June 18, 2001. Born in Lodi, NJ he moved here in 1978 from New York City. Frank leaves his son Frank Jr. of NY and daughter Mary Ann Newman of NY. Also five grandchildren. Family will receive friends Wednesday 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home with a Wake at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Dennis Cooney at St. Raphaels Catholic Church Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
Fort Myers News-Press -- 14 Jun 2005 -- William H. (Bill) Marcum, 94, a Page Field pioneer passed away Saturday at Lee Memorial. Bill came to Ft. Myers in 1946 as Station Manager for National Airlines and served in that position until his retirement in 1972. National was the only airline serving Ft. Myers until the mid-seventies and Bill became known as "Mr. Page Field" in some quarters. Bill was born in Lakeland Sept. 26, 1910 and was the oldest of four brothers. He attended Lakeland High School and the University of Florida and began his career with National at Lakeland's Lodwick Field in 1936. Bill married Fonda Waters Marcum in 1931 and they were happily together until her passing in 1990. Bill and Fonda raised four children while maintaining numerous civic and church activities as members of the First Baptist Church, the Rotary Club and the Elks Club. The Marcums traveled most of the world and Bill made many slide presentations at civic gatherings. After retirement the Marcums spent eight years doing genealogical research before publishing a 320 page book "The Way It Was With Our Ancestors" in 1982. Bill's survivors include: brother Col. Winfred K. Marcum of Titusville, ons William H. Jr. of Ft. Myers and Donald J. (Carol) of Sanford, daughters Susan Price (Lewis) of Occuquan, VA and Fonda Marcum Potts of Ft. Myers, as well as nine grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the First Baptist Church (Second and Jackson Sts.) after which the family will receive friends in the church activities center.
Fort Myers, Sept. 5 1924 - Mrs.
Nancy Marr, a pioneer resident of Lee county, died Tuesday
morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Archie Whidden of Fort Myers.
Death was the result of heart failure. Mrs. Marr, although a native of
Georgia, came to Fort Myers in the early days of Lee County and had a
host of friends here. The burial took place Wednesday afternoon, at the
Fort Myers cemetery, Rev. Griffin officiating. Mrs. Marr is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Whidden of Fort Myers and Miss Ruth Marr of
Birmingham, Ala.Burial: Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers News-Press-Jul 27, 2008- Marjorie C. Marsino, age 82, of Cape Coral, FL died on July 24, 2008, at the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, FL. She was born on June 25, 1926 in Canton, OH to the late Colletta M. (nee Hulfer) DeMaison and the late Lawrence F. DeMaison. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Marsino, and her three sisters, all from Canton, OH, Jeanne Bircher, Dolores Dick and Miriam Duerr.Marjorie attend Saint Peter's Grade School and graduated from McKinley High School in 1942. She also attended Spencer Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania, graduating on June 6, 1945, as a Registered Nurse, whereupon she became state certified in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. She also served her country in the Army Cadet Nurse Corps, and worked in the nursing profession at Mercy Hospital in Canton, OH and later at Marsino's Novelty Company. She retired in 1980 and moved to Cape Coral, FL.Mrs. Marsino was a member of St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church and was also active in the Legion of Mary, Catholic Council of Women, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and coordinator of Eucharistic Ministers. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, golfing, and volunteering her time at St. Andrew Church. She is survived by her son Steven J. Marsino (Fran) of Cape Coral, FL, her daughters, Marjorie Ann Marsino of Canton, OH, Mary Ann Vickery (Bruce), of Magnolia, OH. She is also survived by her three granddaughters, Carrie L. Hildebrand (Bill) of Massillon, OH, Stephanie M. Leighty (Jason), of Clearwater, FL, Hannah Vickery, of Magnolia, OH, one great-grandson, Vincen Raymond Hildebrand and two sisters, Helen Harhager and Virginia Waterson both of Canton, OH.Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 starting at 8:15 AM from Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, FL 33904 and to participate in her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Andrew R.C. Church, 2628 Del Prado S., Cape Coral, FL 33904. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Marsino's name to the St. Andrew R.C. Church Capital Campaign Building Fund would be deeply appreciated by her family. Friends may also call on Monday evening, July 28, 2008 from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Fort Myers News-Press, 9 Jul 2007 -- Brad William Martin, 48, passed away July 2, 2007, unexpectedly due to an aggressive cancer. His last days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Brad was a loving and devoted son, brother and father. He joins his father Bob Martin Sr., grandparents and many friends who await him on his newest journey. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Brad moved here with family at 2 months of age, was baptized at St. Francis Xavier and remained a lifelong resident. Brad graduated Fort Myers High class of 1977 and chose to stay in Fort Myers near his family and raise 3 beautiful sons.Brad leaves many treasures behind to love, remember and cherish him, but those of his sons, Brandon, Devin and Corey Martin are the dearest to his heart. he also leaves behind a loving and dear Mother, Carol Martin, 2 beloved brothers, Rick, (partner Nancy) and nephews, Trevor, David and Dylan and brother Bobby, Tami (Sis) and nieces, Kirsten and Kaylee, his devoted girlfriend Amanda, best friends and schoolmates Johnny K. and Howard H., and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins and a network of many, many lifelong friends too great to list.Brad was a fan of anything sports and a "natural" in many. A great day would find Brad fishing with his 3 sons in his mothers pond looking to land the "biggest 1", or competitively golfing with his 2 "Burs" (brothers) on a warm sunny day, or just rooting for the Miami Dolphins or Florida Marlins and betting his team would win this week. There wasn't a sport he didn't enjoy! We will all miss his contagious laughter and cherish the memories of our lives together.A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2007 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 10 AM with a Celebration of Brads life to follow at the Miscue Lounge. His ashes will be laid to rest with his father at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in private.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 8, 2011 - Frances Deloris Martin of Fort Myers died peacefully on December 3, 2011. She was 78. Deloris, a Fort Myers native, graduated from Fort Myers High School then received a B.A. from Florida State University. She was an elementary school teacher for Lee County Schools for many years and a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. Deloris was married to Ronald "Ronnie" Martin until his death in 1996. They are survived by their son, Dean Martin of Lehigh Acres; daughter, Jennifer Martin-Kramer of Tampa; grandson, Jonathan Martin and step-grandson Joseph Walker as well as many other dear family and friends.The family will be receiving friends at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services on Thursday, December 8th from 6:00-8:00pm. Services will be held on Friday, December 9th at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Salvation Army or The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Fort Myers News-Press June 14, 2010 Jessica Jo Martin (Fort Myers, FL) passed away on the morning of Sunday June 6th, 2010. Jess worked with horses for most of her life and enjoyed barrel racing, breaking new horses, and generally being close to animals.Surviving Jessica are her son Anthony (4), father Jeff, brother Luke (Angie) Martin, grandmother Ruby, Aunt PJ, Step-mother Pam, step-brother Eric (Lisa) Goeller, Uncle Tom (Lynda) Case, and cousins Bill and Jennifer.Her caring nature and vibrant personality will be missed by a large and supportive network of extended family and friends. She joins her mother Cathy and grandfather Tom in the afterlife. A private service will be held in her honor.
Fort Myers News-Press Feb 9, 2009 John D. "Jack" Martin, Jr., age 80, of Boynton Beach, FL passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side on January 13, 2009. His wife of 54 years, Nancy, predeceased him in January of 2007. He is survived by his two loving children, Linda (husband, Mike) and John (wife, Janet) and his five adoring grandchildren: Leigh Ann, John and Dan Martin and Bailey and Nick Callaway. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1952 with a degree in Agriculture and served in the ROTC, completing active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Jack and Nancy moved to Boynton Beach in 1958 and were partners in their family farming business for over 45 years. He was a successful vegetable farmer, nurseryman and grove owner. As a long time farmer in the community, he was elected an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Palm Beach County Farm Bureau. In addition, from 1994 to present he has served as a Director of Farm Credit Bank of South Florida and served as Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2007. He also was an organizing director of both Palm Beach County Bank and Palm Beach Community Bank. Jack was admired and respected by his family, friends and business associates. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 15, 2009 from 4-7 PM at Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home, corner of U.S. Hwy. #1 and N.E. 15th Ave., Boynton Beach. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 235 S.W. 6th Ave., Boynton Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home & Crematory, Boynton Beach, Florida. FMHS 1949
Florida Sun Sentinel Jan 20, 2007 - Nancy Puglisi Martin, age 72, of Boynton Beach passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on January 18, 2007. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Jack ; two loving children, John (wife Janet) Martin and Linda (husband Mike) Callaway; and five adoring grandchildren: Leigh Ann, John and Dan Martin and Bailey and Nick Callaway. Nancy and Jack moved to Boynton Beach in 1958 and were partners in their family farming business for over 45 years. She was also a charter member of the Boynton Beach chapter of Beta Sigma Phi where she met many of her lifelong friends. Nancy truly embraced life and will be remembered for her laughter, joy and tremendous love for her family and friends. She was an extraordinary person whose beauty and smile will leave lasting memories for all who knew and loved her. Family visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home, corner of US Hwy. #1 & N.E. 15th Avenue, Boynton Beach. A Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Boynton Beach, 301 N. Seacrest Blvd. on Monday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in her memory be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County or Bethesda Hospital Foundation. Scobee-Combs-Bowden Funeral Home Boynton Beach, Florida Family Owned & Operated 561-732-8151
Fort Myers News-Press Apr 21,
2006 Norman E. Martin, 51, of Cape Coral, died
Thursday. A registered nurse at Lee Memorial Hospital for over 24
years, he resided here for the past 30 years, formerly of Maryland. Mr.
Martin was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Coral Oaks
Country Club. He was the beloved husband of Janet E. Martin of Cape
Coral; son of Edwin and LaVerne Martin of Lehigh Acres; and brother of
Janice Humble of Lehigh Acres. Graveside service will be conducted
Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the mausoleum chapel of Lee Memorial Park.
Friends may call 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. today at the North
Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home. NORTH FORT MYERS MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
Fort Myers News-Press July 2, 2010 Una "Ruth" White Martin, 89, passed into the hands of our Lord on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Born October 2, 1920, to C. Jefferson and Mattie Belle White in Harrison, AR, Ruth graduated from Valley Springs High School in 1938, attended Arkansas State Teacher's College in Conway, and received her Bachelor's degree from University of South Florida in 1976 after writing her thesis "Thailand - a Slender Reed." She served her country from 1943 - 1945 as cryptographer for Military Intelligence Agency during World War II in Washington, D.C. She also worked for Americana Encyclopedia in Washington. After retiring to Florida in 1959, with her family, she spent her time working for the Chamber of Commerce, Tropigas, and worked many years at First Baptist Church as the church secretary in Lehigh Acres. She was active with her daughters and spent over 20 years as a Girl Scout leader. She loved serving the Lord by sharing her love and talents with her church family, helping her neighbors, and visiting with her many family members. She enjoyed sewing clothes for others including wedding gowns, suits, pageant dresses, and casual wear. Recently she enjoyed cross-stitching many baby quilts for family and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Harold C. Martin. Ruth leaves to cherish her memory her three daughters: Nancy M. Summerall and her husband Jim of N. Fort Myers, FL; Mary R. Carney and her husband Phillip of Smithfield, VA; Stacey M. Avrit and her husband Jim of Smithfield, VA; six grandchildren, twelve great- grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude and thanks to Riverside Convalescent Center and Magnolia Manor for their compassion and loving care over the past 2 years. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Ruth's life at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Chapel, Friday, July 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Bricker officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth's honor to support her love of missions to Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church, 19290 Battery Park Road, Smithfield, VA 23430, (757) 356-9494. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 26, 2008-- Wayne W. Martin, 93, of Lehigh Acres, born December 17, 1914 in Bainbridge, GA, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, September 25, 2008. A resident of Lee County since 1945 and a lifetime farmer, Wayne raised his first crop of strawberries at the age of 16 and bought his first car with the proceeds in Plant City, FL.Wayne leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 64 years Edna; daughter Diane (Daniel) Roberts of Lehigh Acres; son John (Kay) McCullers of Buckingham, FL; three grandsons, six great-grandchildren; sister June Shepard of Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Mary Joe Martin of Bainbridge, GA and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:00 PM on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with service to follow.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907.
The News-Press, 3/15/2009--John A. Martinko, 83, of Lehigh Acres, died on Friday, March 13, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Martinko. John is survived by his children, Norman (Gail) Martinko, Wayne (Judy) Martinko, and Patricia (David) Goldberg; grandchildren, Faith (George) Shain, Kristine (Greg) Wilk, Jenny (Mark) Toetz, Tricia (Brian) Lecher, Wendy (Mark) Wasielewski, Cindy (Jerry) Downs, Guy (Debbie) Martinko, Lisa (Michael) Tomczak, Craig (Kristin) Baller, Kelly (Ken) Wochniak, Kerry Martinko, and Trent Martinko; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren; and 1 nephew, Glen Davis. A mass of Christian burial will be held at the Blessed Pope John XXXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, Florida 33912, on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Joanne's Hospice House, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135. Arrangements are with Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. (239)334-4880.
Fort Myers News-Press-Aug 9 2008- Michael Marton, 87, of 927 Strongbox Lane, North Fort Myers died Tuesday August 5th at his home surrounded by family. Michael born in the village of Futok in the former Yugoslavia, A fifty year, Gold Member of Local 15c of the Operating Engineers moved to South West Florida in 1990 from New York. Michael enjoyed a retirement spent traveling, fishing and spending time with family.Survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara, his sons Michael of Fort Myers, Ryan of Naples, daughter Roswitha Vitale of Middletown NJ, and grandchildren Michael and Katia van den Hout also of NJ.Visitation will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery on Sunday, August 10th between 1 and 3 pm. Service will be held at 3 pm. Burial will take place at same location Monday, August 11th at 11 AM
Fort Myers News-Press September 9, 2010 Astrid Othelie Mascoe, 104, of Cape Coral, FL formerly of Bokeelia passed away on September 7, 2010. She was born on June 24, 1906 in Holt Norway to Knut Olsen Odegard and Hedwig Brauner Odegard. Mrs. Mascoe moved to the area in 1957 coming from Saratoga Springs, NY. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service as Post Master of Bokeelia. She was a member of the Fort Myers and Peace River Grange, Sons of Norway-Everglades Lodge #529, D.A.V. Auxiliary #155. She was a Charter Member of Pine Island Methodist and current member of Christ Lutheran Church in Cape Coral. Mrs. Mascoe was the founder of Pine Island Library. She is survived by her loving family including her daughter, Elaine Doherty Clancy of Bokeelia and Fort Myers; sister, Ella Christiansen of Naples; grandchildren, Patricia (Archie Lowry) Doherty, Orlando, FL, Thomas (Hazel) Doherty, Webster, NY, Paige (Gary Gruszecki) Doherty, Golden, CO, Debbie (Rick) Farrell, Matlacha, FL, Peter (Mimi) Foss, Mystic, CT; great grandchildren, Paul Gruszecki, Parker Foss, Alaina Doherty, Patrick Doherty and Rebecca Farrell. She is preceded in death by her son, William Kenneth Foss, sisters, Ragna Hovland and Mildred Kirsebon. Visitation will be on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
The Fort Myers Press, December 31, 1926--Funeral arrangements for Dr.George Masgana, veterinary surgeon, who died of heart failure at his home here yesterday are being held up awaiting the arrival of his wife, Mrs. Maria Masgana of Hot Springs, Va. Dr. Masgana was working in his office yesterday afternoon when he was suddenly overcome and died a few minutes later.
Fort Myers News-Press June 10, 2010 Charles Lutes Mason Sr., 87, of North Fort Myers died on June 4, 2010 at his home. He was born on September 20, 1922 in Odessa, FL. A lifelong Florida resident, he grew up in Fort Myers and has lived here for the past 80 years.Charles served in the Navy during WWII and retired from the Lee County Traffic Division. He was a wonderful father with a great sense of humor and loved spending time outside with his dog, Butterbean.He was the loving husband of Sarah Louise Mason who died in 2005 after 58 years of marriage. He is survived by his brother, John W. Mason of N. Fort Myers, and his eight children, Charles Larry Mason of Naples, Woody (Delsia) Summerall of Carlton, GA, Charles L. (Ann) Mason Jr. of Lehigh, Kay Hiers of North Fort Myers, Linda Mason of Lehigh, Hazy (Ronnie) Oberski of Asheville, NC, Harry Mason of Lehigh, Greg Mason of N. Fort Myers, 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, W.H. Mason and a sister, Hazel L. Mason.A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the Faith Assembly of God, South Campus Chapel, 6950 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 7-9, 2012 - James Donaldson Mason, age 89, of Fort Myers, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Nanette Emery Mason; daughters, Maria and Carmen; and grandchildren, Sam, Jamie, Alexis, Lex, Reina, Oscar, Antonio and Sean. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2055 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. For information please call (239)334-4880.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 28, 1999 Kathleen Callie Scott Mason, 78, of North Fort Myers, died November 26, 1999. She was born in Fort Myers, a daughter of the late Jim and Ruth Scott. The Scotts ran a fish market where the Fort Myers Yacht Basin is now. When Kathleen Callie was a girl, her grandfather, Zary Dose Curry, operated the ferry from Fort Myers to North Fort Myers before the bridges were built. Her grandparents homesteaded the property that is now the north approach of the Edison Bridge. Kathleen married William H. Mason, Jr. in 1940 and devoted herself to caring for her young family, being both mother and father, when her husband, W.H., served overseas in the military during WW II. As a mother and grandmother, Kathleen devoted her life to being a homemaker for her family and husband, W.H., to whom she was married for 59 years. Mrs. Mason is survived by her husband, William H. Mason, Jr.; three daughters, Darlene Yeomans, Bonnie Hulett, Rebecca Ledbetter; one son, Daniel Jacob Mason (all reside in Lee County); her brother, Paul Scott; her sister, Pat Harrel; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Betty Jean Bass and Leona C. Watson. Funeral services will be conducted in the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mel Nelson, Jeff Phillips, Fred Caison, Todd Yeomans, Jesse and James Painter. Interment will be in Fort Myers City Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, 16 Mar
Sarah Louise Mason, 82, a native of Ft. Myers
died Monday. Louise lived in Ft. Myers all her life and was supervisor
at Lee Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her
parents William Thomas & Alice O'Dell Hinote, brother Luther
Hinote and sister Mildred Caputo. Sarah is survived by her husband
Charles L. Mason, Sr; children Woodrow & Delsia Summerall,
Larry Mason, Charles Jr. & Ann Mason, Kay Hiers, Linda Mason,
Ron & Hazel O'Berski, Harry Mason & Greg Mason, 20
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many adopted children. We
will think of you everyday and want to thank you for being the greatest
wife, Mama, and Grandma there ever was. A memorial service will be held
at Faith Assembly of God, 6950 Bayshore Rd., N. Ft. Myers, Thursday at
The Clewiston News, Feb 17 2005-- Kaylene Massa, 43, of Clewiston, died, Saturday, Feb. 12, at Hendry Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Massa was born in Ft. Myers, and is a lifelong resident of the area. Survivors include her husband, Franco Massa, of Clewiston; her son, Andrew Dennis Massa, of Clewiston; daughter Amity Brooke Massa, of Clewiston; her parents, Glenn and Juanita Taylor, of Moore Haven, two brothers, Norman Taylor of Clewiston, and Stephen Taylor of Elbridge, N.Y.; and one sister Kentie Hingson, of Moore Haven. Services were held Feb. 15, at First United Methodist church, burial followed at Ortona Cemetery. Officiating clergy was Reverend Tom Street. Akin-Davis Funeral Homes.
Fort Myers News-Press March 19, 2010 Ida Mae Massey was born on August 20, 1927 in Marin, AL to the late Ella Easley and Pete Massey. She attended school in Perry County. Ida accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Berean Baptist Church in Marin under the leadership of the late Rev. Ratton. While in Marion, she was very active in the fight for equality among blacks and whites. Ida participated in the March on Selma in 1965. She often risked her life by doing so, all while working as a housekeeper to support her family. In 1966, Ida relocated with her children to Fort Myers, FL. She attended classes at Lee Memorial Hospital where she received her nursing certificate. She worked in the housekeeping industry and at the Oyster Bar Restaurant for a period of time. Ida later joined the St. Mary M.B. Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Thomas Brown.Her efforts in the Civil Rights Movement did not end when she left Marion. She actively supported her children in their struggles for racial equality. One of her greatest moments was witnessing the first African-American President sworn into office. She also attended a Town Hall meeting with President Barack Obama in February 2009 at the Harborside Event Center.Ida Mae was a devoted mother who loved her family dearly and worked very hard to make a good home for them. Some of her greatest joys were attending church services, spending time with family, gardening and working the yard with her beautiful plants. She loved visiting the areas local thrift and consignment shops and garage sales. She had a sharp eye for fashion and unique pieces. Ida never met a stranger and enjoyed talking on the porch with visitors. You could always count on her for an honest answer and a good laugh! She will always be remembered for her unceasing devotion to her family and concern for their well-being until the Lord called her home. After ensuring her children were alright, Sis. Massey answered the Lord's call and went home to eternal rest on March 14, 2010. Although we will miss her presence her love, leadership, and legacy will forever live in our hearts. Visitation will be TODAY, March 19, 2010, 6-8 PM at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, 2182 Mitchell Ct., Fort Myers. Service will be held Saturday, March 20th, 2:00 PM at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 334-6440.
Myers News-Press, May 10, 1964
Graveside service for Rufus Monroe Massey, 70, 2310
Moreno Ave., will be 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Fort Myers Cemetery with
REv. John F. Few, pastor of the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church,
officiating. Heis survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Massey, Rock Hill,
SC; one son, Robert S. Massey, Gardenia, Calif; two daughters, Mrs.
Dorothy Nichols, Hyattsville, Md. and Maureen Massey, Rock Hill, SC.
Arrangements are by the Harvey Funeral Home on Colonial Boulevard.
Belle, March 19, 2012 - Lester Harold
Matchett Sr, 68, of
Okeechobee, passed away March 9, 2012. He was born Sept. 6, 1943, in
Leo and Ada Matchett. He was a cowboy most of his life. He was a member
Fort Myers News-Press Jan 18, 2004 Hugh Daniel Mater, 58, a native of Ft. Myers, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2004. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Hugh served his country through the Viet Nam Conflict, was an auto mechanic and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who lived for his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife 'Mercy' whom he met in the Philippines over 37 years ago, children; Dale Mater (LeAnne), of Ft. Myers, Daniel Mater (Jennifer) of Ocala, Fernando Flores (Dina Dinampo) of Ft. Myers, Florgina Tano (Virgelio) also of Ft. Myers, grandchildren, Jay Pee, Michael, Marytez, Maryflor, Fernan and Zackery. The family will receive friends from 3 PM until 8 PM Monday, January 19, 2004 at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Dr. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 20, 2004, 1100 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park with Military Honors. Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341
Fort Myers News-Press, 7 Dec 2006--James A. Matera, 62, of Cape Coral, Florida formerly of Jersey City and Pt. Pleasant, NJ died in his home December 5, 2006 after a long bout with cancer. He was born October 15, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey the son of James and Anne (D'Amato) Matera.Jim led a very colorful life staring in the 60's singing in his own Rock Band. He had the opportunity to share the stage with many groups of the times including the Duprees, Dion, to name but a few. In the 70's he gave rebirth to his Dad's Used Car Business in Jersey City and moved the operation to Neptune, NJ in 1993. During those years he worked to establish the Independent Used Car Dealer Association of which he became president. While living at the Jersey Shore in Pt. Pleasant, he volunteered his services as an EMT for the Pt. Pleasant First Aid Squad. He spent 10 years in this service of which he loved, and had many fond memories. In 1998 he fulfilled his long time ambition of moving to Florida because of his love of boating and settled in Cape Coral, FL. In 1998 he helped open Matera Motors of Fort Myers which is in operation today overseen by his two sons. Jim will be remembered as a fun-loving caring person of which after him, the broke the mold. Jim leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife Gerri, and 3 children, Jimmy Jr., Dena Ann and Matthew.Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Entombment will immediately follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's loving memory may be made to the Make a Whish Foundation, 3635 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 or to Easter Seals C/O Camp Challenge, 2010 Mizelle Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida, 33904k, (239) 542-3161.
The News-Press,January 6, 2010--Rev. Jerome G. Matheus, age 82, of Boston, MA and Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away December 25th, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held 5 - 9PM Friday January 8th, 2010 at Riverside Church 8660 Daniels Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33912. Funeral services will begin 10AM Saturday January 9th, 2010 at the church. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family. Online condolences may be made by visiting: http://www.andersonpatterson.com
Fort Myers News-Press, July 20, 2011 - Carolyn Sue Mathews, age 64, of Dade City passed away, July 15, 2011 in Fort Myers, FL. She was born Nov. 18, 1946 in Nashville, GA. She was a resident of Dade City for the past thirty-six years. Survivors include her husband: Tom Mathews, children: Todd Mathews (Johali) of Seffner and Joanna Schwend (Jeff) of Dade City, mother: Naomi Sally Walker Parrish of LaBelle, brothers: James Kenneth Parrish (Nan) of Fort Myers, Randall Thomas Parrish, Jr. (Vicki) of LaBelle and Thomas A. Parrish (Rebecca) of Lehigh Acres, grandchildren: Courtney, Mya, Loani, Tyler and Kai and seven nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Randall Thomas Parrish, Sr. of Ft. Myers, FL. The viewing will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, July 22, 2011, 1:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Felda, FL with elder Marvin Wingate officiating. Interment will follow in Felda Cemetery. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 29, 1935--Joel M. Mathews, 54-year-old former hotel clerk, died last night at the Lee Memorial hospital where he was taken three days ago when his condition became critical. Mr. Mathews had been ill since last September. Mr. Mathews is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mae Porter Mathews. Prior to his illness, he had been night clerk at the Franklin Arms for several months. Before that he was head clerk of the Bradford hotel for six years where he was well known to hundreds of commercial travelers and tourist. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, April 3, 1931--The body of Thomas J. Mathews, 75-year-old winter visitor who died Wednesday night, was sent yesterday afternoon by L. W. Engelhardt and Sons to Petersburg, Va., his former residence, for burial. Paul E. Mathews, his son, with whom he spent the winter at his home on Wilna street, accompanied the body north. Two other sons survive in Petersburg.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Sept. 28, 1927--Word was received here yesterday of the death at Saluda, N.C. on Monday morning of W. J. Mathews, 70 years old, manager of the Mathews hotel and prominent Sanibel island resident for the past 3 years. Mr. Mathews, his wife and one daughter had been spending the summer in North Carolina for his health. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Miss Charlotta Mathews, who was at his bedside, Mrs. Roger Clapp of Ardmore, Pa., and Mrs. F. B. Bailey of Sanibel and one son, Clark Mathews of Lewistown, Pa. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at his old home in Peewee Valley near Lesterville, Ky.
Fort Myers News-Press--8 Dec 2007 Donald "Donnie" Mathis, age 61, of Lehigh Acres, FL, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007. Born in Fort Myers, FL, he was the son of Nolan and Hazel McClenithan Mathis. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Brandy K., and sister, Jean C. Mathis.Don is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Kim, daughter, Heather, son, Patrick, his sister, Phyllis Borden, brother, Robert Mathis, and many nieces and nephews.A lifelong resident, he graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1964 and later worked for the Lee County D.O.T. for 35 years. He will be missed greatly by all his family, friends, and co-workers.The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 11th, 6-7 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 7:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Rev. George McCracken of Wesley United Methodist Church will be officiating.
THE FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 9, 1929--Eugene Mathis, 30-year-old ex-service man, was shot and killed by Rufus Cheatham yesterday afternoon near Alva at the termination of a two day timber cruise and hunting trip. Mathis was shot below the heart with a 20 gauge gun and died while he was being taken to the Lee Memorial hospital...The quarrel and shooting took place at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon when Mathis was returning to Fort Myers with Cheatham, Grant Stroup and Otto W. Gorff. According to the testimony of Gorff, the other three men had been drinking heavily and Mathis got "mean" after Cheatham had refused to give him more liquor... July 9, 1929--While the American Legion was according full military honors to the body of Eugene Mathis, victim of a Sunday shooting affray, the state prepared to give Rufus Cheatham, his slayer, a preliminary hearing tomorrow afternoon in county court. Cheatham surrendered to Sheriff F. B. Tippens late yesterday when he learned that a warrant had been sworn out for his arrest on a murder charge by the dead man's brother, Henry Mathis, a former policeman...
Fort Myers News Press April 1953 - John Mathis, 76 ,Dies in Sarasota - John Mathis, 76, a resident of Fort Myers for many years died Tuesday in Sarasota from a heart condition. He had been ill several weeks. Mathis was the father of Nolan Mathis of Fort Myers and the brother of Henry and J. W. Mathis of this city and of Mrs. Willie Harn of LaBelle. Other survivors include a son, Burton Mathis of Sarasota; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Stroud and Mrs. Forrest Scott, both of Sarasota, and Mrs. Arzelia Ketler of West Palm Beach; a brother Ruby Mathis of Tampa; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Sloan and Mrs. Will DeVane, both of Tampa. Surviving also are 14 grandchildren and two great grand-children. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. in Sarasota and burial will be in Joshua Creek Cemetery at Arcadia.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 9, 1932--Frank R. Matson, 62 years of agae, a winter visitor here for ten years, died at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence in Sunset Place. Mr. Matson's northern home is in Syracuse, N. Y. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Jane M. Brown, who is here. Mr. Matson had been in ill health for some time. The body will be sent to Syracuse today. L. W. Engelhardt and Son are in charge. Mr. Matson is a member of the Syracuse Masonic lodge.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 25, 1938--Mrs. Ethel L. Mattern, 55, died last night at her home at 302 Cleveland avenue after an illness of five weeks. She is survived by her husband, J. E. Mattern; two sons, Edwin of Roanoke, Va., and Guilford of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Geo. L. Pumphrey of Washington and Roy A. Pumphrey of Tacoma Park, D. C.; three sisters, Mrs. Fred L. Harris of Arlington, Mrs. L. J. Hough of Arlington and Mrs. Walter Edelblut of Fort Myers. Mrs. Mattern, popular with a wide circle of friends, had made her home in Fort Myers with Mr. Mattern since 1918. She was a leading worker in Methodist church circles and was active in other social activities of the city. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of services which will be announced later.
Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 29, 2008-- Family, flying and friends -- those three things defined the long life of Mel Matthews, and he enjoyed an abundance of all of them. Married for 57 years to the only woman he ever loved. Father to five children, who remain grateful for all he did to lead them to fulfilling lives. A pilot for more than half a century. An Elk, a Quiet Birdman, a devoted volunteer at Central United Methodist Church, Mel's name was practically synonymous with aviation in Southwest Florida for decades. Moving to Fort Myers in 1957, he flew and taught at Gulf Airways and Fort Myers Airways for decades. He piloted seaplanes to Sanibel, Captiva and Gasparilla, took tourists on sightseeing flights, carried charter passengers almost everywhere, did aerial counts of wildlife, served as a fire spotter and flew frost prevention missions over the state's orange groves. During World War II, he was a B-24 captain, leading his crew on 50 missions through the battle-torn skies of Europe. After the war, he taught fledgling Air Force pilots at an air base in North Carolina for many years. Melville Lee Matthews was born April 25, 1922, in Hamlet, N.C. He married Jacqueline Abbot Tanner on Feb. 22, 1944. Mel is survived by his children and their spouses, Richard (Hong Ke), Donna (Michael McIntire), Arthur (Casey Green), Timothy (Joanne) and Pamela (Bruce Abbott); four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, James Matthews of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Julia Matthews of Dunn, NC; a niece and two nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Central United Methodist Church, 2415 Grand Ave., Fort Myers. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Lunch will follow in Bryant Hall at the church. All of Mel's aviation friends are invited for hot dogs. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, October 11, 1926 O. H. Mattox, a fisherman, beyong 60 years of age, who has for years made his home in the loft of the Towles house at the old cattle wharf, Punta Rassa, went out in his boat Thursday morning, and was not seen thereaftrer, until he was washed ashore Saturday at a point 300 yards west of the Dixie lock on Sanibel Island. Sheriff Tippins and Justice of the Peace E. J. Bell went down and viewed the body, finding no bruises, and gave verdict that death had resulted from accidental falling from the boat. The boat has not been recovered. The body was cared for by L. W. Engelhardt, mortician, and buried in the Fort Myers Cemetery Saturday night. The deceased had no relatives in this vicinity.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 27, 1926--David Mauck, 15-year-old schoolboy son of Mrs. Mary Mauck, died early yesterday morning from a skull injury received when his bicycle collided with a car driven along McGregor boulevard by the Rev. Carlock Hawk. The Rev. Mr. Hawk will conduct services for the boy at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. No inquest was deemed necessary by officers who investigated. Witnesses said Young Mauck rode from a side street onto the boulevard to collide with the car driven by the Rev. Mr. Hawk despite efforts of the minister to avert a crash. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon in front of the Wayne lunch stand where the boy was going on an errand for his mother. The Rev. Mr. Hawk was driving south to his home in Palmlee park when the youth appeared suddenly on his right. The minister blew his horn repeatedly and pulled far over to the left side of the boulevard, witnesses said, in trying to avoid striking the boy. Apparently a door handle of the automobile caused the fatal injury, a fracture at the base of the skull where the spinal column joins the cranium. The boy escaped the wheels of the car but was hurled violently to the pavement. Unconscious, he was rushed to Lee Memorial hospital by the Rev. Mr. Hawk where Dr. W. H. Grace gave first aid treatment but was doubtful from the first that the boy would survive the dangerous head injury. Young Mauck was a star carrier boy on the News-Press staff. For a time he carried the large East End route and only last week earned a promotion as a reward for excellent work. His popularity with his News-Press customers was proved on the day following the accident when many of them telephoned or called personally to wish him a speedy recovery. He is survived by his mother, a brother, Milton Mauck, Jr. and a sister, Dorothea. Pallbearers will be chosen from the ranks of his fellow News-Press carriers.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 19, 1937--Hugh M. Mauck, popular insurance broker, died unexpectedly at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Floy Mauck, in Mango court. He was 49 years old at the time of his death. An ex-service man and former Georgia Tech football player, Mr. Mauck had been in poor health for the past year. Cerebral hemorrhage was given as the cuase of death. December 21, 1927--A cerebral hemorrhage caused the death of Hugh M. Mauck, 49, insurance broker, here Sunday. funeral services will be held Tuesday. Mauck was an outstanding football player when he attended Georgia Tech, and he held golf titles in florida, Georgia and Ohio. He served overseas during the World war and was a past commander of the American Legion post here.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-06-25 -- In the days before her death, Ingeborg Mauksch described her life as 'wonderful, simply wonderful'. She died on June 20 at 82 years of age, in Fort Collins, CO completing a lifed filled with accomplishments as a mother, nurse, eductor, religious community leader and humanitarian. Ingeborg Grosser was born in Vienna, Austria on December 2, 1921 after her older brother George to Parents Fritz and Claire. By the time that Nazi Germany threatened Austria's 'sound of music' she had received a strong education, absorbed the beauty of the alps and a culture rich in music, opera and tasty desserts.As 1938 passed, Jewish children in Vienna were forced to sit in the back of classroom, they lost the right to use text books and finally, they were deprived of the right to attend school. Unlike many who were less fortunate, Inge and her brother were able to find paassage to America.For Inge, coming to the United States was a wonderful opportunity that filled her with gratitude but was tempered by survivor guilt. These feelings seemed to fuel the success for the years to come. Through the help of her Aunt and Uncle she was able to continue her education at Radcliffe, Columbia University and at the Massachusetts General Hospital where she launched her 50+ year nursing career. While obtaining a masters and doctoral degree at the University of Chicago, her work expanded into nursing administration, education and health policy. Her contributions include developing the work in health care. Her writings supported the adoption of national health insurance 30 years ago. Ingeborg was awarded the Valere Potter Chair at Vanderbilt University, including an honorary doctoral degree and she was one of the few nurses to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Only three weeks before her death she was awarded honorary membership in the University of Colorado School of Nursing Alumni Association.Her contributions outside of her profession share a theme of humanitarian giving and spiritual practice. Her devotion to Judaism grew throughout her life. At 70 years of age she was Bat Mitzvah, a rite of passage unavailable to girls in pre-war Vienna. Within the Jewish community she worked locally and nationally, serving as president of her temple and of the local Jewish Federation chapter in South Florida. President Carter appointed her to the White House Holocaust Council. She had long lists of donations to assorted social service, health care and spiritual organizations. And she received awards from the Girl Scouts, Hadassah and was inducted to the Women's Hall of Fame.In 1947 Inge married Hans O. Mauksch and they were divorced in 1974. Inge treasured two further relationships with Len Kissen and later with Aaron Ritvo. The most important part of Inge's life was her family. She and Hans had two children, Valerie and Larry, whom she loved every minute of her life. She took in her children's spouses, Eric and Sally as her own. And most important in the last 15 years where her grandchildren. Claire (15), Paul (14), Eli (12), Michael (11) and Emma (6) have each experienced their grandmother's love in so many special ways.Inge believed that life was too short for complaints and dwelling in anger. She rarely felt sorry for herself but was never shy to express care and encouragement to others. To know Inge was to know an ever-present smile that spoke of optimism, acceptance and joy. She will be sorely missed.A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, Co with Rabbi Bruce Diamond officiating. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Ingeborg Mauksch Nursing Scholarship C/O Florida Nurse's Foundation, PO Box 53685, Orlando, FL 32853-6985.
Myers News-Press--21 Dec 2007
Nicholas Maurillo Sr., 85, loving husband, father, and
grandfather of Fort Myers passed away on Friday, December 21, 2007. The
funeral will be Monday, December 24, 2007 at 11AM at Blessed Pope John
XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, Florida with
Father Jerry Kaywell officiating. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Fort
Myers Memorial Gardens from 4-8PM.Mr. Maurillo was born and raised in
Nutley, New Jersey and had a summer home in Bradley Beach, NJ. He most
recently moved to Fort Myers, Florida from Cape Coral, Florida where he
resided for the last 20 years. He was a owner at J & N
Servicenter, formerly known as Pete & Nicks Amoco in Nutley. He
was a member of the Italian American Club in Cape Coral and The Nutley
Elks. Nick was loved by all who knew him. He will not only be
remembered for his kind and wonderful disposition but his great passion
for Ballroom Dancing attending the Race Track and special time with
friends and family.He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years,
Lenore "Lee" (Scillia), his children: Nicholas and his wife Patti of
Miramar Lakes, Florida, Raymond and his wife Patty of Cape Coral,
Florida, Barry and his wife Sally of Nutley, New Jersey and Joseph and
his wife, Gail of Chatman, New Jersey. His grandchildren Raymond, Kurt,
and his wife Andee, Laura, Nicholas, Barry, Anthony, Vinnie, Dominic,
Gianna and Natalia. He is also survived by his sister Ida Palenski
(Barletti) and many special nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by
his parents Maria and Angelo, his sisters Helen Dutcher and Victoria
Mackie. His brothers, Freddie, Armen, Tony and Jerry Maurillo and Pete,
James, Jerry and Joe Barletti.In lieu of flowers please send memorial
contributions to the Cheer Me Up Foundation in memory of Mr. Maurillo.
The Cheer Me Up Foundation is a special foundation which The Maurillo
family holds dear in their hearts for special needs and needy children.
Donations will be accepted at the funeral parlor or can be mailed to
Cheer Me Up Foundation, 540 Mill St., Belleville, NJ 07109.Funeral
arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, (239) 936-0555.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 1, 2011 - Vernon F. Maxey, age 85, died February 22, 2011 at Hope Hospice. He was born in Ft. Myers, FL on November 12, 1925 and was a life long resident. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Wilma L. Griggs Maxey from Punta Gorda, brother Bud Maxey and sister Margie Jarrett. He is survived by step-daughters Bobbie Williams and Betty (Mike) Sanchez; step-son Buddy Williams; brothers Ernest (Pat) Maxey and Larry Maxey; sisters Mary (Max) Hudson and Clorine Land; nephew Walton "Rusty" (Vicki) Hill; niece Mary Carolyn (Bob) Ellis; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. Maxey attended Lee County Schools and remained loyal to Fort Myers High. He was a proud veteran of WWII. After service in the Navy as a submarine spotter, he attended Edison College in the old American Legion building on the GI Bill. He worked for Railway Express as a truck driver/delivery man until retirement. Maxey looked forward to time spent as a member and greeter of The First Methodist Church in downtown Ft. Myers. Memorial services will be Wed., Mar. 2, at 4:00 PM at the First Methodist Church, 2466 1st St., Ft. Myers, FL. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Hospice are appreciated.
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 2, 2009 Wilma L. Maxey passed away November 19, 2009 at age 99. She was born March 14, 1910 in Punta Gorda. Wilma was a lifelong resident of SW Florida and member of 1st United Methodist Church over 50 years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Vernon Maxey, brother Charles Griggs, daughter Bobbie Williams, son Buddy Williams, daughter Bette (Mike) Sanchez, 5 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Memorial services held Thursday, Dec. 3, 11:00 AM at 1st United Methodist Church. Private interment at Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice or 1st United Methodist Church of Fort Myers.
Fort Myers News-Press -- Feb 8 2005 -- Anna J. Padilla May, 78, of Cape Coral passed away February 6, 2005. She is survived by her son John J. May (Pamela), daughter Myrtis Callahan (Mike), grandchildren Brett, John, Bridgette, Jessica, Travis, Lisa, Hope, Robin, Jaime, Mikie and Stephanie, seven great-grandchildren and extended family The Aultman's. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at Sunshine Worship Center, 12925 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Edith May, age 74, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Hospice of the Treasure Coast in Fort Pierce.Miss May was born on Aug. 13, 1928, in Fort Denaud, Florida, the daughter of Rossie and Ivy (Kirkland) May. Miss May was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. Survivors include: two sisters, Florine Rhymes of Okeechobee and Lois Harvey of Kenansville; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; also surviving her is good friend Hazel Herbert of Okeechobee. Interment in Fort Denaud Cemetery, Labelle.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 29, 1932--Mathew B. May died at his home, 1019 Hoople street, late last night. Mr. May was 62 years old. He is survived by Mrs. May and their five daughters: Irma, Marine, Martha, Dorothy and Loraruth. Arrangements for funeral services will be announced later by Lawrence Powell.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 17, 2004 Ralph O. May, Jr., 60, of N. Ft. Myers passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Ft. Myers. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Frances Bryant May and mother, Anna Jean Padilla May. Daughters, Lisa (Mingo) Moreno, Hope (Steve) English, Robin (Randy) Lacy. Son, Jamie (Samantha) May. Grandchildren, Kayce Johnson, Rikki & Amanda Lacy, Jamie Wayne May, Staci & Brittany English, and Dominic Moreno. Brother, John (Pam) May, sister, Myrtis (Mike) Callahan. Extended family, Gail Roach, Michael, Teresa, Kelsi, Katlynn Rodriguez and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Ralph O. May, Sr. & brother, Benny May. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 17, 2004 at 6:30pm at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 541 Evergreen Rd. NFM. Rev. Gerald Gardner officiating.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, Sept. 3, 1981 - Ralph O. May, Sr. 57, of 731 Palmetto Ave., died Tuesday. He was born in LaBelle and had been a lifetime resident of this area. He is survived by his wife, Anna Jean (Padilla); two sons, Ralph Jr. and John; a daughter Myrtis; sister, Irene Johnson; two grandsons, Jamie and John May, II; three granddaughters, Lisa, Hope and Robin May. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 A.M. from the Revival Tabernacle with the Rev. R. C. Hill, pastor, officiating...Anderson Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 18, 2007 - Woodford W. May, 87, of Fort Myers died March 15, 2007. A retired real estate broker, Woodford was the owner of Woody May Realty in Fort Myers. He is survived by his long time companion Mary Midkiff, his son, Phillip B. May of Avon Park, FL, daughter, Janet Elaine May of Avon Park, FL, stepchildren, Catheryn Camille Thornton of N. Fort Myers, Robert Michael Phillips of N. Fort Myers, Anna Moore of Pine Island, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday March 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions to Ridge Area Arc of Avon Park or Hope Hospice. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880
Myriam S. Mayorga, 76, Cape Coral passed away June 24, 2011. She will be deeply missed by 2 sisters, 2 nieces, 2 nephews, and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM Saturday July 2, 2011 at St Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Myriam's life and leave online thoughts and memories for her family
Published in The News-Press on September 20, 2009 - Catherine V. Mayr, age 99, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. Catherine was born in New York City, Ny. She worked for Dugan Bros. in New Jersey for 35 years as office manager and retired in 1972. A member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Mayr. Survived by sister Miriam Lloyd, sister Mary Galvin, 1 great niece, and 2 great nephews. Heartfelt thanks would like to be given to caregivers and dear friends Catherine Simmons and Alice Anderson. Visitation will be at Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL on Monday Sept. 21, 2009 from 4-7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Lehigh Acres, FL on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at 2:00 PM with Father Dennis Cooney. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following.
Fort Myers News-Press Apr 21, 2006 Curtis A. Mays, Jr., 53, was born March 16, 1953 and passed April 11, 2006. He was employed with the Lee County School Board for 32 years.He will be greatly missed by his three daughters, Lateria, Catris and Cherell, two sons, Charlie and Dowen, two sisters, Brenda and Terri, and many other family and friends.Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Saturday, April 22, 2006 from Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, 2754 Orange St., Fort Myers, FL. Visitation will be 6-8 PM, (TODAY) from Mt. Olive. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Inc., 2530 Highland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 334-6440.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 26, 2010 - Helen Christine (Magaha) McAllister passed away peacefully at her home in Naples on December 22, 2010 with her family by her side. She was born February 6, 1923 in Milton, Florida and moved to Fort Myers with her family at the age of six months.Christine graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended Stetson University, Deland, FL, graduating with a B.A. degree in the class of 1948. She was a member and president of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, editor of the university newspaper and editor of the school annual, "The Hatter". She was chosen Homecoming hostess in 1947-1948 and was selected to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities". Upon graduation, she returned to Fort Myers where she was president of the Fort Myers Woman's Community Club, member of the Key Investment Club, Royal Palm Garden Club, Edison Pageant of Light and active in many community charities. Christine was a member of Cypress Lake Country Club and Royal Palm Yacht Club. She was the executive director of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation from 1985-1987. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. In 1989 she moved to Naples, FL where she lived until her death. She attended North Naples United Methodist Church and was a member of the Moorings Country Club. She is survived by her husband, Dan E. McAllister, daughter Lynne (Ric) Pritchett, son Jeff (Linda) Roberts and grandchildren Christi, Ginnie, Ricky and Andy Pritchett, C.J. Roberts , Jr and Allie Roberts; nieces Sharon Mitchell, Judy McIver and Susan Boland; stepchildren Rande (Dixie) McAllister, Teresa McAllister and Scott McAllister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest M. and Hettie Magaha, brothers J.T., Carl and Earnest Magaha Jr. and sister Madeline Carmine. A funeral visitation will be held at Fuller Funeral Home 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109 on Monday December 27,2010 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Private burial, for the family only, will be at the Magaha family plot in the Fort Myers cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial may do so to Southwest Florida Community Foundation. 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For online condolences, please visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com
The Tropical News, 3 Nov 1932-- Mariah Louise McBean, 65, b. 1865 Williamsburg, SC, d. 1 Nov 1932, wife of Lodovic McBean. She came to Punta Gorda in 1912. She was survived by her husband, Louis; sons, Louis, Jr. and Samuel Robert McBean; dau., Belle Quednau, Mrs. C. W. Jones and Mrs. Raymond Allen; bro., Samuel & Robert Mimms; sis., Lizzie Mixon, Mrs. G. W. Graham and Sally E. A. Ransom. Indian Springs Cemetery.
Belle, Dec 2, 2004 - James Robert McCall, II, age
22, of Moore Haven, passed away Nov. 16, 2004 in Big Cypress. He was
born June 15, 1982 in Fort Myers. He was a 2001 graduate of Clewiston
High School and was active in the 4H Club. James served as a volunteer
firefighter in Pioneer VFD and for a brief time in the military.
Survivors include his mother: Jackie McCall of Clewiston, father:
James R. McCall, fiance Hailey White of Moore Haven, brothers.
Butch Sensaboy of Okeechobee and Joseph McCall and Stanley Zupky, both
of Clewiston, sisters: Sharon LaClaire of Keyland,
TX and Jessica Zupky of Clewiston and maternal grandparents: Ben and
Alice McCluskey. A graveside funeral service was held Nov. 19, 2004, 3
p.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Pastor Thom Street
officiating.A memorial fund to benefit students pursuing a firefighting
career at Lee County Vocational Schools is being established in honor
of the memory of James Robert McCall II. Akin-Davis Funeral Home.
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, December 12, 1937 -- W. McCallister Dies of Injury In Car Wreck Police Lieutenant Passes At Sarasota Hospital; Mayor, Chief Join With Regrets Police Lieut. William McCallister, 44, died at 7 o'clock last night at the Sarasota hospital from complications which set in after he was critically inujured in an automobile accident on the Tamiami Trail four miles south of Sarasota Thursday. His wife, Mrs. Johnnie McCallister, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Annie Pigott, were at his bedside to the end.A veteran of nine years' service on the police force, Lieutenant McCallister was a both popular and efficient officer and has been on the night desk for the past two years. He served under Police Chief C. G. Enos, Corley Bryant and W. D. Smith. Before joining the force he was employed by the Florida Power and Light Company. McCallister was injured when a car in which he was riding with Dave McLeod, city garage foreman, ran into a truck which made a sudden left turn. Injuries to McLeod were not serious, but McCallister suffered several broken ribs which in turn punctured his lungs. Mayor Regretful "Fort Myers has lost an excellent police officer," said Mayor Dave Shapard and Chief Smith has been in constant touch with the Sarasota hospital since the accident."It is hard to take Lieutenant McCallister's death," said Chief Smith. "He was a splendid officer and a close personal friend of every man on the force. His death is a loss not only to the force but to Fort Myers."McCallister is survived by his wife and three sons, Earl, 16, Gordon, 12, and Julian, 10, and a brother, Gregory McCallister of Tallahassee. The police officer was a native of Wakulla County and came to Fort Myers 16 years ago. His body was returned to Fort Myers last night by Lawrence A. Powell, and funeral arrangements will be made today.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Jan. 6, 1928--Funeral services were held at Alva yesterday afternoon for Wallace McCannon, 91 years old, who died Wednesday night at the home of his son, Vivian McCannon, manager of Three Oaks hotel. Mr. McCannon came to Alva three years ago to make his home with his son. Burial was in the Alva cemetery. The funeral was in charge of L. W. Engelhardt of Fort Myers.
Myers News-Press June 12, 2004
Thomas Kelly McCart, 57, of Fort Myers, died
Thursday, June 10, 2004. He moved here in 1953 from Orleans, IN. He
attended Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN and graduated
from Fort Myers High School in 1965. Tom was a member of the Son's of
the American Revolution and an active member of the Service Roundtable.
In a career marked with 'firsts' Mr. McCart was the first recipient of
the 'Thomas R. 'Doc' Rusk Award' as well as the Service Roundtable
'Servant Leader Award.' What was most important to him was his loving
family. He had a passion for his Irish heritage and Civil War history.
He is survived by his wife Diane McCart of Fort Myers, his daughter
Keleigh Renae (Douglas) Mohney and son Sean Thomas (Sheryl) McCart both
of Cape Coral, his sister Lana (Bob) Shevlin of Naples, FL and his
grandchildren Danielle Charlene Galietti, Connor Douglas Mohney, and
'Sparkey'. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 13, 2004, at 1100AM at
the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Fort Myers at 3451 Ortiz Avenue.
Visitation time for family and friends will be from 1000AM until
service time at the church. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Cochran,
John Erdman, Ralph Foster, James Giles, Joe Grimsley, Charlie Greer,
Bob Shevlin and Bob Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Heaton,
Walter Kaune, III, Ryan Shevlin, Anthony Sizemore, and Bruce Warrer.
Interment and military graveside honors will follow at Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Cemetery. His family wishes to extend heartfelt
appreciation for all of the loving care extended to Tom and his family
by Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 and to
the A.L.S. Florida Chapter, 5005 W. Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, FL
Fort Myers News-Press 23 Mar 2008-- Christopher M. McCartin, 47, of Cape Coral died Friday March 21, 2008 at his home. He was born February 2, 1961 in Rolla, MO. Chris moved to Southwest Florida with his family in 1972 and was one of the first 1,000 families to take up residence in Cape Coral. He graduated from Biship Verot High School in 1977. He was employed at the Veranda Restaurant in Ft. Myers for the past 23 years. Chris was an avid country music fan who enjoyed collecting guitars and other memorabilia. He will be remembered for the open door policy at his home where family and friends were always welcome. He was preceded in death by his father Michael in 1985. Chris is survived by his wife Peggy, his mother Rose Ann McCartin, both of Cape Coral, Three brothers; Michael (Jennifer) McCartin of Warrenton, VA, Patrick (Francine) McCartin of Cape Coral, and Andrew (Val) McCartin of Orange Park, Fl, five nephews; Michael, Kyle, Tyler, Connor, and Shane and his "best friend" Barley.
Fort Myers News Press - 2004-11-28 - Walter Frank McCarty, 84, died November 26, 2004 in Penobscot, Maine at the home of his daughter and son-in-law. He was born August 1, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA and lived most of his life in South Jersey. He has lived in N. Ft. Myers for the last twenty years. He was a toolmaker and enjoyed faceting gemstones. Walter was a proud veteran of WWII where he received three purple hearts in the Italian Campaign. He is survived by his daughter, Lorraine McCarty Hutchinson and her husband, Richard of Penobscot, Maine; a sister Grace Robinson of Winter Haven, Florida; a brother, George McCarty of Sewell, New Jersey and Naples, FL; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date when his remains are placed in the Veterans Wall at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.
Fort Myers News-Press-Aug 10, 2008- Gladys G. McClanahan, 84, of Cape Coral died Saturday August 9, 2008. She was born in Ages, KY in 1924 to John and Myrtle McVey. She married Clinton P. in 1954, he preceded her in death in 1979. Gladys moved to Cape Coral in 1965 from Cincinnati, OH. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral where she was active with the Choir. She is survived by four nieces and two nephews.Funeral Services will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Monday, August 11, 2008 at the Metz Funeral Chapel in Cape Coral. Burial will immediately follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received for viewing one hour prior to service time. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral, where online condolences may be offered and viewed at www.metzfuneralhome.com.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - June 6, 1951 - Elias McClelland, 68, died yesterday. Â He was born Dec. 30, 1882 in Fort Meade and had been a resident of Tice for the past seven years. Â He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie McClelland of Tice, three sons Milford McClelland and Milton McClelland of Tice, and Virgil McClelland in ther service in Sicily, a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Burney of Tice and three grandchildren. Ft Denaud Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News Press, Jan 8 2005-- Nanessa McLaughlin McClelland, 73 of Gardner, FL passed away January 6, 2005 at Hope Hospice House in Ft. Myers. Mrs. McClelland was born February 5, 1931 in Ft. Myers, FL. She retired from the Florida Dept. of Forestry. She was the first woman forester in Florida. She also worked at G. Pierce Wood State Hospital in Arcadia and affiliated with the Arcadia Church of God. She was preceded in death by her first husband Berry H. Collier Jr., two of her sons Colin and Tim, her father Norman W. McLauglin ,her mother Nancy Lee Douglas and niece Debbie Garvin Furr of Brookhaven, MS. "Nan" was home bound for many years due to ill health but she continued to support her church and to care for the sick, elderly, and needy. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Joseph McClelland; sons Mitchell (Kathy) Collier, of Ft. Myers, FL, John K. (Adelaide) Collier of Maryville, TN; Berry K. (Lynn) Collier of Topeka, KS; Kevin (Lisa) Collier of Port Richey, FL; sister Edna (Earnest) Garvin of Laurel, MS; nine grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, one niece, one nephew, seven grand nephews and nieces, and cousin Martha Klein of Cape Coral. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Tim Collier and Phillip Morris, and also Dale Scott, Ronnie Wilson, Tommy Mickles, Darrel Scott. Honorary pallbearer is Bruce Altman. Services will be in Alva, FL at the First Baptist Church of Alva on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery. Conducting the service will be Pastor Kenneth Cook, of Alva Church of God. Robarts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 26, 1983 Virginia Jennie McClelland, 89, a lifetime resident of Fort Myers died Sunday. She is survived by one daughter, Beatrice Burney and one son, Milton McClelland, both of Fort Myers, also several grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services pending. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial Ft Denaud Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Oct. 13, 1931--William McClelland, 22-year-old fisherman, was found dead shortly after dark last night, his body lying along the side of the Pine Island road near the intersection of the Burnt Store road. Deputies Roy Larson and W. T. McMillan discovered the body while they were riding to Pine Island in answer to a complaint that a fight was in progress. Carl Grace, half-brother of the dead man, was arrested shortly after the body was discovered. He was found drinking soft drinks some distance down the road from where the body was discovered and identified the body as that of McClelland. Fred "Dutch" Boye, beachcomber who has a tent along the road near where the body was found, was treated for severe injuries inflicted in a fight with Grace earlier in the evening. Dr. George Stone sewed up an ear which Grace is said to have nearly chewed off and also treated a severe gash on Boye's arm inflicted when he was struck by an axe thrown by Grace. A coroner's jury was impanelled at 8 o'clock by Magistrate J. B. Conyers. Testimony was taken of witnesses at Pine Island, after which the jury early this morning heard Grace's story after he had been aroused from a cell in the county jai. Grace told the jury that he and his half-brother earlier in the evening had divided money received for fish and had decided to have a few drinks. McClelland became intoxicated, Grace said, and all efforts to take him home to his wife and baby in South LaBelle were unavailing. Grace said Mcclelland finally left him and went on down the road. In searching for his half-brother, Grace said, he passed the tent of Boye and saw McClelland talking to the German. Boye went into the tent and came out quickly with a shotgun, Grace told the jury this morning and aimed it at him. Picking up an axe which lay beside the road, Grace said he hurled it at Boye and it struck his arm. The German discharged the gun, he said, but the shot went wild. McClelland was standing beside Boye's tent at the time, Grace said, and when the German threatened to kill Grace and disappeared into the tent, Grace said he leaped for Boye and dragged him out, afraid he might be searching for more shells. He and Boye tussled and McClelland also struck him, Grace said. He exhibited several bruised spots on his face to the jury. After this fight, McClelland continued on down the road and Grace returned to the soft drink stand, where he was found by Deputy larson adn informed that a body answering the description of his brother had been found. He was considerably shaken up when taken to the body, Deputy Larson said. Lawrence A. Powell took charge of the body. The coroner's jury viewed it late last night at the local mortuary. The coroner's jury disbanded at 1:39 o'clock this morning and will reconvene this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the courthouse to continue hearing testimony and reach a decision as to the cause of death. Two theories were being considered: One that McClelland met his death by murderous violence and the other that he had been struck by an automobile while careening down the road drunk. The body showed a deep hole in the side of the head and numerous bruises. Grace maintained stoutly last night that he did not see his brother from the time of the three-cornered fight at Boye's tent until he identified the body. Grace also will be charged with assault with intent to kill in a warrant which Deputy Larson will swear out today.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - January 24, 1961 Mrs. Beulah McClenithan, 50, died yesterday in Lee Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Clewiston for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Zorie McClenithan; three sons, Jack, Junior and Ernest, all of Clewiston; four daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Star of Immokalee, Mrs. Margaret Sylvester of Clewiston, Mrs. Catherine Carnley of Dade City and Mrs. Glenda Welch of Fort Green, Fla.; father, Arnold Fussell of LaBelle; three brothers, Olan, Donald and Henry Fussell of LaBelle; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Williams of Fort Myers and Mrs. Molly White of LaBelle, and nine grandchildren. Graveside service will be held in Fort Denaud Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Futch-Pattison Funeral Home of Clewiston is in charge.
Fort Myers News-Press May 26, 2009 Norman Sterling McClenithan, 67, of Matlacha passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral o Saturday May 23, 2009. He was the son of Sterling and Viola McClenithan, both deceased.He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Laurel McClenithan, one daughter, Liza Lindsey and husband Brian, and one son Allen McClenithan, one sister Kathleen Smith and husband James. 5 grandchildren, Dustin, Shiann, and Allen Jr. McClenithan, Brenton and Trevor Thomas, several nieces and nephews. He was born on June 17, 1942 in Matlacha where he remained a resident through his entire life. He as a commercial fisherman by trade and a member of the Lee County Fishermans Co-op. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.Funeral service will be held at The Coral Ridge Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28th at 1:00pm, viewing for family and friends at 12:00pm, one hour before the service.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Thursday, Feb. 27, 1908 - Body of dead man floating in river -- Came in with the tide. Man identified as Oscar McClenithan -- Had been out for oysters. Quite a good deal of excitement was occasioned on our streets Wednesday afternoon when it was reported the body of a dead man had been found floating in the river at the Edison dock. The reporter in company with Judge A. B. Beall hastened to the Edison home and thence to the dock, where he met F. Ott, an electrician at the Edison Laboratory who stated that about three o'clock in the afternoon he saw the body some few feet from the dock. He waited and the tide soon drifted the body to the dock. He secured it with a rope and then went and told his fellow workman of the horrible find. A message was sent to the store of H. A. Hendry. Sheriff Tippins was then notified and he, under instructions from Judge Beall impanelled a jury. The jury went and viewed the body and brought in a verdict that deceased came to his death by drowning. Some few days ago Oscar McClenithan and young Jenkins went down the river for oysters. They have not been heard of since. A few days later Capt. Cates' boat, Free Lance, wa scoming up the river and found a sail. It is thought the sail was from the boat of the men mentioned above. Later Wednesday afternoon the dead man was identified as Oscar McClenithan. The whereabouts of Jenkins is not known, but it is feared that he also drowned. No trace of violence was found on the body of the unfortunate man, and drowning is believed to have been the cause of death. The body was in a bad state of decomposition. The face was badly eaten away, but this was thought to have been done by crabs and fishes. Deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. LATER -- Just as we go to press news reaches us that the body of Martin Jenkins, who was with McClenithan, was found near Four Mile Island. No particulars.
Fort Myers News-Press Jul 10, 2000 Oscar McClenithan, 73, of Wauchula, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Myers, he had lived in Wauchula over 35 years. He was a member of Lake Dale Baptist Church, coached Little League, was an avid fisherman, hunter, and grandfather and was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1994 from Peace River Electric, completing 29 years of service. Survivors are his wife, Sheila Barrett McClenithan; four sons, Michael McClenithan of Fort Myers, Paul McClenithan and wife Phyllis of Fort Myers, Cole McClenithan and wife Amy of Wellsville, Pa, and Ross McClenithan and wife Renee of Wauchula; three daughters, Donna Burt and husband Buddy of Cape Coral and Katherine Woods and and Lynn Holland, both of Palm Harbor; and nine grandchildren.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 5, 1936--Paul M. McClenithan, 20-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McClenithan of Hoople street died at their home last night from the effects of burns received eight days ago when the infant turned over a bucket of boiling water. The child was taken home from the Lee Memorial hospital several days ago but the burns failed to respond to treatment. The child is survived by his parents and two brothers, Oscar and Alfred. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements, which will be announced later. April 6, 1936--Funeral services for Paul M. McClenithan, 20-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Mcclenithan, will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street with the Rev. N. A. Bell of Tampa officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Kersey, M. L. Parrish, William Musselwhite and C. C. White. The little boy died Friday night at the home of his parents on Hoople street as a result of burns he received in turning over a bucket of scalding water. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Oscar and Alfred.
The Fort Myers Press (Lee County) –Thursday September 12, 1907 - Steve McClenithan, and old settler of Fort Myers, who has recently been employed as a section hand on the Atlantic Coast Line, had his arm and leg severed from his body, by the south bound freight, last Friday night at about 7 o'clock, and died within an hour or two after the accident happened. Mr. McClenithan, with three or four others, was on a hand car, when the freight came along, and not having a light on the car were not discovered by the train men. The others jumped from the car, but for some reason McClenithan remained and was caught by the engine and his arm and leg cut off clean. We learn since writing the above that the widow of Steve McClenithan has sued the A. C. L. Ry. Co. for $10,000. It is said that the glass in the headlight was broken, and that the head light was not lit for that reason, so that it will require evidence in court to show whether the company was to blame or that the accident happened through the carelessness of the men on the hand car.
Fort Myers News-Press, 6 Feb 2006 -- Ryan Burnett McCleskey, 26, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on February 3, 2006 after a three year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and many loyal friends at his home. Ryan was born in Panama City, FL on July 27, 1979 where he lived until he was 12 years old, then moved to Cape Coral, FL. He graduated from Mariner High School in 1998. Ryan joined the Navy and was a graduate of the Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, FL. During his six year naval career he was stationed in Guam and Pearl Harbor, HI until his medical condition caused an early retirement. Ryan was the recipient of many medals including National Defense Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbons and numerous Achievement Medals. In addition to Ryan's passion for fishing and being on the water, it was spending time with his family and friends that gave him so much pleasure & happiness. Ryan will always be remembered for his kind heart, generosity and willingness to help others. Ryan is survivdby his devoted wife, Kristin McCleskey, his mother, Darlene McCleskey of Panama City, FL, his father, Robert McCleskey and his wife Nancy of Cape Coral, FL. He also leaves a sister, Kimberly Armbruster of Lynn Haven, FL and her husband Phillip, a brother, Reed McCleskey of Atlanta, GA and his wife Candy. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Ashley and Sean Armbruster and Robert, Chandler and Ethan McCleskey. Visitation will be held TONIGHT, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 from 5-8 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at 2 PM in Faith Presbyterian Church, Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 19, 2004 - Agnes Genevieve McClintock, age 88, of Sanibel Island, beloved wife, mother and friend, lost her long and courageous battle with lung cancer on December 16, 2004. She was born on December 23, 1915 in St. Louis, MO to James P. and Agnes Lyons. Following graduation from Rosati Kain High School she attended the City College of Law and worked for the Missouri Workman's Compensation Commission. Agnes met Elmo L. (Mac) McClintock, Jr. while working for the Commission; they were married on April 6, 1940. Following World War II they moved to Flat River, MO and later to Farmington, MO where she raised her family. She was active in volunteer work with the American Cancer Society, St. Joseph's School and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and along with her husband was a founding member of the St. Francois County Country Club, all in Farmington. When her children were all in school she returned to work at the Missouri State Hospital No.4, where she worked as a patient advocate and subsequently established and ran a library, sharing her love of reading with the patients. After moving to Sanibel Island in 1973, Agnes began a successful career in real estate sales with Michigan Homes and became active in the community, including performing in productions at the Pirate Playhouse. Agnes was a devout member of St. Isabel Catholic Church and an inaugural member of the Beachview Golf Association, both on Sanibel Island. She and Mac enjoyed travel throughout the world and happily explored the United States in their RV. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Mac in 1999, and her sister, Vera M. Lowen in 2003. She is survived by her children, Kyllene (Wayne) Oder of Cape Coral, Kathleen of Boonsboro, MD, Terrell of Keystone Heights, FL, Darrell of Sanibel Island, Maureen of Sanibel Island and Francene of Peoria, IL, seven grandchildren and one great grandson. The funeral service for Agnes will be conducted on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 10:30 AM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. (20555 where the family will receive friends after 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens.
Caloosa Belle May 27, 2009 FELDA - Katherine Browning McCloud, age 80, of Felda, passed away May 25, 2009, in Felda. She was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Fort Denaud, the daughter of the late Raleigh and the late Aline (Dyess) Browning. Survivors include her son, Tommy Browning and wife Theresa of Felda; daughter, Eleanor Hagar of Mims; grandchildren, Tommy R. Browning, Katrina E. Van Tonder; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today, May 28, 2009, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor L.W. Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 21, 2012 - Jacqueline Allen McClure, 83 died on February 10, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon of Alzheimers Disease.Jacqueline was born on June 21, 1928 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Her parents were Andrew Jackson "Cap" Allen and Wilma Coffee Allen.She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1946 and won a scholarship to Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University) and received a BA degree in 1950. She also earned an MA degree from Northwestern University in 1954.She married Joel William McClure in June 1953 in Lexington, KY. They first lived in Chicago, then Eugene and Cleveland, OH, before moving back to Eugene in 1961. She taught high school in Florida for three years. In recent years she taught part time at Lane Community College in Eugene. Jacquie had a passion for acting. She started as a teenager with a little theater group in Ft. Myers. The group entered a national contest of regional theaters in Chicago in 1946.Jacquie won a trophy for best actress. She acted in plays in college and in summer stock in Maine for two seasons. She has been very active in theater in Eugene; acting in fifty shows and directing four. She acted in five shows in the Cleveland, Ohio region. Also she acted in one show and directed another in Leningrad (now again St. Petersburg), Russia. Jacquie worked in seven movies. In two of them her scenes were in the final cut and her name was in the credits. She is survived by her husband, her daughter Regena Bennet of Dill City, Oklahoma, her son Joel Andrew McClure, of Eugene, two grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Blanch Allen Travis.Jacquie had a fine sense of humor, spark, and enthusiasm. She was always ready to join in and do more than her share, be it a work party or a fun party. We miss her terribly.After a private funeral there will be a public Memorial at 2 PM on March 18 at the Shedd Institute in Eugene. The family suggests remembrances to a local theater, hospice, or other charity.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS Oct 4 2003 - Anne C. McCollum, 100, of Ft. Myers died September 30, 2003, she was born in Naples, a daughter of the late James and Florence Cannon. The Cannon Family were pioneers of Southwest Florida. Anne was a member of McGregor Baptist Church. Mrs. McCollum is survived by her granddaughter Sherry Anne Walsh of CA., her great granddaughter Melanie Herrera of CA., her great great grandchildren Hunter and Tyler, her nieces Helen Cunningham of Ft. Myers, Melody Spearing of Marathon, her nephew Carl MacDonald of Ft. Myers. A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday at 11:00 AM, with Rev. James Holbrook officiating, friends and relatives are invited to attend. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press Oct 9, 2009 Clifford (Buck) McCollum Jr., was born on July 4, 1942 in Sanford, Florida the only son of Clifford Sr. and Gertrude McCollum and departed this life on Oct. 5, 2009. A third generation member of Mount Olive and a devoted Christian all of his life. Clifford was a 1960 "honor graduate" of Dunbar High School and excelled in athletics to include football and basketball. He received numerous awards to include the Dean's List of Outstanding Graduates (1960) edition. Upon graduation he attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma where he majored in Business Administration. Wanting to spend his life with his "high school sweetheart", Clifford married Caroline Powell in 1963 after dating five (5) years. To this union two (2) sons were born, Michael and Malcolm McCollum.Having a desire to continue the entrepreneurial spirit of his family, Clifford worked and assumed the leadership of the "family businesses" to include McCollum Hall, package store and rental properties.He was a member and participated in the following organizations to include City League Football Coach, Vice-President of Central Life Insurance Company and a Member of the Board of Directors/Dunbar Branch National Bank.Clifford's hobbies included; fishing, hunting, playing checkers with his friends at McCollum Hall, watching football with his family to include "cheering on his beloved Green Bay Packers", mastering chess, reading historical and religious printed materials, playing tricks and pranks on his unsuspecting friends (Coach Crowder, his high school football coach was his favorite subject), and cooking crabs for his family.He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Caroline McCollum; two (2) sons, Michael and Malcolm McCollum of Fort Myers, four grandsons, Marcus, Michael Jr., Malcolm Jr., and Javian McCollum all of Fort Myers; one (1) sister and two (2) brothers of Rochester, New York; special family, Maurice Robinson and Evelyn Jones of Fort Myers; and many other relatives and a host of friends to include, a devoted mother-in-law, Lula Jackson.Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM and the public viewing will be held on Friday, October 9, 2009, 6-8 PM at Mt. Olive AME Church, 2754 Orange St., Fort Myers, FL 33906.Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida, 334-6440.
Myers News-Press, January 12, 2010 - Donna J.
McCollum, 81, of Cape Coral,
FL passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Cape Coral Hospital. Mrs.
McCollum was born May 6, 1928 in Van Wert, Ohio. She was a very
business woman in Ohio. She was preceded in death by a brother, Max
had resided here in Cape for the past 30 years coming from Van Wert ,
McCollum was a member of Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral. She
survived by her husband of 50 years, David L. McCollum of Cape Coral
cousins, John Bowen of Sarasota, FL and Becky Agler of Van Wert, OH. At
McCollum's request there will be no formal services. A Celebration of
be held at a later date. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 26, 1961 Mrs. Alleen Caton McCormick, 47, Bonita Springs, died yesterday. She has been a resident of Boita Springs for 12 years coming from Kingsport, Tenn. Surviving besides her husand, William W. McCormick, is one sister, Mrs. Stella Adkins, Tampa. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Bonita Springs Cemetery with Rev. E. C. Baird, pastor of the East Naples Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by the Harvey Funeral Home.
Caloosa Belle Nov 2, 2009 LABELLE - Billy Bruton McCormick, age 79, of LaBelle, passed away Oct. 30, 2009 in LaBelle. He was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Colquitt, Ga., son of the late Jessie McCormick and the late Nellie (Glass) McCormick. He was a resident of LaBelle for the past 46 years. Billy worked as a heavy equipment operator for thirty plus years with A Duda & Sons. He was a member of Church of God-LaBelle. Survivors include sons, Steve McCormick, Gary McCormick, Jay McCormick, all of LaBelle; daughters, Grace Grace Ford, Carol Lambert; son/o Ford of LaBelle and Carol Lambert of Tallahassee; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Mynion Grace McCormick; brothers, Buck, Preston and Frank McCormick; and sister, Etta Monday. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 2, at Church Of God-LaBelle, Highway 80, LaBelle with Rev. Harold Hanks and Rev. Curtis Rhoden officiating. Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 23, 1943 - Leon David McCormick, 68, of Bonita Springs, died yesterday morning at Lee Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He came to Bonita Springs in 1905 from the northern part of the state and for a number of years was engaged in farming. For the past three years he had operated a dairy in the community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sleeta Ann McCormick, three daughers, Mrs. Irene Kelly of Anniston, Ala., Mrs. Marie Johnson of Deland and Mrs. Cora Lee Wagerer of Long island, N. Y.; five sons: J. L., W. W. and Harvey D. of Bonita Springs, Horace R. of Miami and Leon D. Jr. of Naples; a sister, Mrs. A. M. Smith of Bonita Springs. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of funeral arrangements. Interment at Bonita Springs Cemetery.
Caloosa Belle - June 16, 2005 -- Mynion Grace Faulk McCormick, age 72, died June 9, 2005, in Fort Myers. Mrs. McCormick of Muse is survived by her husband of 42 years, Billy McCormick; sons: Steve McCormick, Gary McCormick, Jay McCormick all of Muse; daughters: Grace Ford of LaBelle and Carol Lambert of Lehigh Acres; brothers: Franklin Faulk of Ruskin, Ft, Kenneth Faulk of Tampa, Grady Faulk of Missouri, and Donald Faulk of Tampa; sisters: Vera Mae Peterson of Ruskin, Ellen Logan of Okla., Sharon Elkins of Lutz and Freda Summerall of Ruskin. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were June 13 at the Church of God LaBelle with Rev. Curtis Rhoden officiating. Interment was in Fort Denaud.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 7, 1936--Mrs. Annie McCoy of Bonita Springs died at her home there yesterday after a long illness. She was 88 years old and had lived in Lee county for 28 years. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ella Jones of Bonita Springs and a son, Levy McCoy of Bowling Green. The body will be taken to Bowling Green today for burial there by Lawrence A. Powell.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 26, 2008 Francis Joseph McCoy, age 95, of Alva, passed away November 24, 2008 in Alva. He was born Jan. 20, 1913 in Lost Creek, PA to the late Thomas Joseph and the late Anna (McSurdy) McCoy. Francis was a former resident of N. Fort Myers and retired in 1983 from the State of Florida where he worked as a bridge inspector. He was a resident of Alva since 1989. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a founding member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons: Donald H. (Rosa-Mary) and Edward T. (Rozlyn), two daughters: Joyce Werner, Yvonne Wooten, grandsons, Donald Robb (Linda) and Shawn Andrew, great grandchildren, Jessica and Kenneth Lee and many other grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Mitzie Riccardelli and Camile McCoy and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Coyle McCoy in 1986. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wed. November 26, 2008, 10:00 am at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Fort Myers Shores. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 25 Homestead Rd., Unit 35, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 Please specify Lehigh Acres Hospice Building Fund on any donation.Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-04-29-- Asa McCranie, age 77, of Cape Coral died April 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara; his daughters, Karen Gustafson of Dacula, GA and Donna Pesch of Cumming, GA; and five grandchildren. He is not away; he echoes into eternity. Asa was born in Knoxville, TN, on December 20, 1927. His family moved to Tampa, FL in 1932 when he was 5 years old. his father and grandfather were both born in Madison, FL and he considered himself a native Florida cracker. He retired from the Army in February 1972 as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty years as an Army pilot and moved to Cape Coral. During his military service, he served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was awarded 9 Air Medals in addition to the Bronze Star. He was stationed in Japan, Germany, Hawaii and the Dominican Republic. He held Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor certificated for Single engine and Multi engine aircraft, Turbo props, Jets, Helicopters and Seaplanes. After retirement, he flew charter flights, ave flight instruction and flew as the Chief Pilot for several corporations until 1994. Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 3:00PM in the Chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Rickards will officiate.
News-Press, February 24, 2013 - Our
special angel, Malinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready,
departed her earthly life
February 17, 2013 in Heber Springs, Arkansas at the age of 37. She was
30, 1975 in
Myers News-Press, September 13, 2003 - James H. McCrossin,
94, of N. Ft. Myers, passed away on September 11, 2003 at Cape Coral
Hospital. He was born January 23, 1909 in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania,
the son of Edward and Hannah (Southern) McCrossin. He leaves to cherish
his memory, his beloved wife of 63 years, Anna McCrossin of N. Ft.
Myers, FL two sons James (Jacquie) McCrossin of San Jose, CA, and
Edward (Mary Pat) McCrossin of Hockessin, Delaware, 6 grandchildren, 7
great-grandchildren, and one sister, Jean (Al) Leach of Pittsburgh, PA.
He was predeceased by his parents, as well as three sister, Pat, June,
and Marguerite, as well as one brother William. Funeral services will
be held on Tuesday September 16, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the First
Presbyterian Church, Second St., Ft. Myers, FL. Entombment will follow
at the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in
James loving memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 2438
Second St., Ft. Myers, FL 33901. Funeral arrangements under the
direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Ft.
Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 31, 2008-- The family of Billy Wayne McDaniel Sr., 72, sadly announce his passing after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He finally went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, passing away quietly at his home under the devoted care of Hope Hospice surrounded by loving family and friends. Billy was born in Albertville, AL on October 26, 1936 to the late Cecil B. and Viola B. McDaniel. Enlisting in the United States Army at 16, he proudly served his country in Japan as a military policeman from 1952-1956. He then moved to Moore Haven, FL with his family where he met the love of his life and "apple of his eye," Clara Mathis, whom he married on September 1, 1959. After moving to Fort Myers in 1969, Billy worked for Harper Brothers Construction for 5 years and then for Lewis Masonry & Concrete as a carpenter and supervisor for 25 years. Billy was known as a soft-spoken, true Southern man who was devoted to his family, always ready with a joke and a smile. After retiring from Lewis Masonry and Concrete, he loved fishing, working in his yard, and spending time with his family. Billy leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Clara; his daughter, Lucretia "Lou" Smith; his son, Billy Wayne (Melanie) McDaniel Jr. Affectionately known as "Papa," he also leaves behind four grandchildren, Kary and Rachel Smith and Hunter and Forrest McDaniel with a fifth grandchild due on April 30, 2009; and one great-grandchild, Bayli Smith. Billy is also survived by his sisters, Earline Whidden of Fort Myers, Crystal Whidden of Jennings, FL, Ruth McDaniel of Fort Myers, and Joyce (Joe) Cury of Fullerton, CA; one brother, Hassell McDaniel of Albertville, AL; numerous nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Viola and Cecil; his little brother, Glendon Ray; his little sister, Doris Evelyn; and his mother-in-law, Rachel Mathis .Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres is handling the arrangements where visitation will be Friday evening, October 31st, from 6-8 PM with a memorial service on Saturday, November 1st at 10 AM. Following the service, there will be a procession to Ortona Cemetery in Ortona, FL where Billy will be laid to rest. Pallbearers will be Jerry Rewis, Andy McDaniel, Aaron McDaniel, Josh McDaniel, Jake McDaniel, Tim Lilly, Cameron Lilly and Jessie Barraza. "We'll remember the smiling, the laughter, the talking and the caring. We shared a bond of love that will live in our hearts forever. Love you always, Your Family"
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Monday, October 25, 1982-- Barton J. McDaniel, 64, of 899 Pine Island Road, died Sunday. Born in Arcadia, he has been a life-time resident of this area. He was a deacon at the Church of God of Prophesy. He is survived by his wife, Leah; a son, Johnny McDaniel, of North Fort Myers; two daughters, Joyce Murkerson of Grand Island, Neb., and Janet Courson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Dawson McDaniel of Fort Myers, and Fredrick Winston McDaniel of Naples, a sister, Hazel Johnson of Tallahassee, and nine grandchildren. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 15, 1951 Mrs. Cornelia Blount McDaniel and her 17-year-old daughter, Alma Grace McDaniel, who had just graduated from Fort Myers High School, were killed in an auto accident yesterday near Eatonton, Ga. Three other McDaniel children suffered serious injuries when their car collided with a lumber truck. They had left here at 4 am yesterday for Balsam, N.C., on a three-week vacation. Jimmy McDaniel, 19, who was driving, and Donald McDaniel, 11, suffered broken legs, cuts and bruises. Martha Nell McDaniel, 15, also suffered a broken leg and a mangled arm but it was she who directed the authorities in notifying her father and other relatives here. Mrs. McDaniel, 47, the former Cornelia Blount, member of the pioneer Blount family and widely known here, was killed instantly. Alma died in the Eatonton hospital last night several hours after the accident. Relatives here were no advised of the nature of her injuries but it was believed they were internal. James McDaniel, the husband and father, was notified of the accident at the Palm City Ice Co., where he is bookkeeper, by a telephone call from the Rev. J. L. Black, Methodist minister at Eatonton. He left for there by auto last evening without knowing that his daughter also had died. Accompanying him were his brother, Roy McDaniel, and Mr. and Mrs. John Roan. Mrs. Roan is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel. The notification to relatives here of Alma's death last night was accompanied by word that the three other children were being moved from Jordan Hospital at Eatonton to a Macon hospital where they could receive special attention for their broken bones. McDaniel's niece, Mrs. A. G. Meyer, asked the highway patrol to try to intercept the car to notify McDaniel of his daughter's death and of the removal of the other children to Macon. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon at the intersection of the Milledgeville and Macon highways about two miles south of Eatonton. William Culp, driver of the log truck, escaped with minor injuries. The bodies of Mrs. McDaniel and her daughter are expected to be returned here for service and burial. In addition to her husband and children, Mrs. McDaniel is survived by her father, O. B. Blount of Tice; a brother, Fred B. Blount of Tice; two sisters, Mrs. Eula L. Sumner of Fort Myers and Mrs. Florence Bryant of Lake city, and three grandchildren. The bodies are now at the Wall Funeral Home in Eatonton. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
Fort Myers News-Press, 24 Jul 2007 -- Dawson McDaniel, age 93, a Lee County native, passed away on July 21, 2007, at Hope Hospice House, Fort Myers, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Etta Conner McDaniel; a sister, Hazel Johnson; and brother, Bart McDaniel. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Edythe Taylor McDaniel and his brother, Fred W. (Jean) McDaniel. Dawson and Etta were blessed with three children, Bobbie (Franky) Daniels, Jackie (Bill) Mills, and Dawson Conner (Georgianna) McDaniel. Grandchildren include Alan Daniels, Kimberlee Williams, and Brenda (Joe) McKenzie; John Dawson Mills and Joy Mills; George Dawson (Christina) McDaniel and Anna McDaniel. Great grandchildren include Gary and Grant Williams; Glades and Griffin McKenzie. Dawson also had two stepchildren, Roger (Marian) Shawcross, Nancy (Theodore) Johnson, and their families.Family visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Avenue, Fort Myers. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Broadway Community Church.Dawson attended Edgewood Elementary, Fort Myers Junior High, and graduated from Fort Myers Senior High. He was committed to his family, his church, and his community. He engaged in several business ventures during his career, including a restaurant, Scotties Coffee Shop, and real estate sales. He founded Dawson McDaniel Realty in the early 1950s and was instrumental in the developments of Gulf Haven and Trailer Haven at St. James City, Morningside Subdivision in Fort Myers, and Sanibel Isles on Sanibel. For many years he served as a Sunday School teacher, councilman, and finance clerk of the Palm Beach Boulevard Church of God. Dawson dedicated the majority of his career to politics serving his community as a Lee County Commissioner from 1954 to 1958 and as Lee County Tax Collector from 1960 to 1980. During his tenure as tax collector, he served as the state president for the association. Upon retirement in 1980, Dawson and Etta happily traveled across the United States and Canada in their RV. He resumed his real estate business and served as a consultant to legislative delegations and local land developers, including Bonita Bay. Shortly after Etta passed away, Dawson renewed his childhood friendship with Edythe Taylor. They enjoyed 12 years together before he was moved to an Alzheimer's facility. The family would like to express sincere and heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Alterra Clare Bridge and Hope Hospice for their commitment to providing quality care with dignity.
Myers News-Press -- May 20, 2010
Donald Lee "Don" McDaniel, 69, died May 16,
2010 at his residence in Fort Myers, Florida. He died from
complications of lung disease. A Lee County native, Don was born and
raised in Fort Myers and spent most of his life in southwest Florida.
His parents were Norman Odell McDaniel, Sr. and Lorraine Prine
McDaniel, long-time Fort Myers residents.Don was a member of FMHS Class
of 1959 -- and was the first graduate (and the entire first graduating
class) of Edison Community College in 1962. He went on to graduate from
Florida State University in 1964.Following graduation, Don worked for
Texaco, Inc. in Atlanta and Orlando. Returning to Fort Myers, he was
the founder and owner of Fowler Automotive Supply Co., which grew from
a one-man operation in 1973 to a five-store chain before he sold the
business in 1987. In 1982, Don ran for Lee County Commissioner.
Following the sale of his business, Don became Director of the Fleet
Management Department for Lee County. Later he was a project manager
for Johnson Controls World Services, Inc., and the Maintenance Director
for Waste Management, Inc.Survivors include his daughter, Deborah
Peterson; granddaughter, Shelby Briscoe; grandson, Kyler Briscoe;
brother, Jim McDaniel; sister, Aleta Sue Adam; and many nieces and
nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nadine;
and his older brother, Norman Odell (Del) McDaniel, Jr.Graveside
services will be conducted at 9:45 AM on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Fort
Myers Memorial Gardens cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the
direction of Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial
Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 9, 1937 -- Mrs. McDaniel Dies; Funeral Is Today -- Mrs. Eleanor McDaniel, 65, died yesterday at her home at 314 East First Street after a short illness. She is survived by two sons, Floyd and O. J. McDaniel of Fort Myers; two daughters, Miss Barby and Mrs. Lucille Sikes; a brother, G. W. Taylor of Montgomery, Ala.; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Nealon of LaBelle. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First Street with the Rev. Leroy Crider officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Thompson, John Surrency, Joe Stern, George D'Alessandro, Paul Duke and J. L. Drawdy. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 29, 1950 - Mrs. Emma Eliza McDaniel, 78, died last night. She was born Oct. 25, 1871 in Live Oak, Fla. and had been a resident of Fort Myers since 1919. She is survived by a brother, C. C. White of Jackson-ville, three daughters, Mrs. W. S. Wert, Mrs. E. B. Mott of Fort Meyrs and Mrs. Eli May of Lakeland; two sons, R. T. and James B. McDaniel of Fort Myers. She was a member of the Edgewood Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 28, 2013 - James B. McDaniel – (September 13, 1931 – January 24, 2013) - James, beloved husband & father, a WWII vet & native of Ft Myers, was a lifelong member of Edgewood Methodist Church who lived with his well-worn bible close at hand. 31 yr member of local Pioneer Club.The memory of Jimmy's life will be cherished & honored by surviving wife: Norma, children: Sam, Matt, Mark, Jana, Anita & their spouses, sister: Martha, brother: Donald, his 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Wed 1.30.13 from 11 am until the funeral service at 1 pm. Sign the guest book at www.leememorialparkfuneralhome.com.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 19, 1984-- Joel A. McDaniel, 61, of North Fort Myers died Friday evening at his residence in North Fort Myers. Born in Alva, Fla., son of the late Joel F. McDaniel and Willie Belle Heidt.Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. R. L. (Ann) Peery of East Fort Myers, Mrs. Billy (Crystal) Warren of Pavo, Ga., and Mrs. Eddie (Dorcas) O'Berry of Abilene, Texas; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Warren (brother-in-law) of the Church of God of Pavo, Ga. officiating. The family will receive friends Today from 3-5 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.Interment will be in Alva Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed., Aug. 9, 1933--Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret J. McDaniel, age 65, who died Monday at her residence in Palmona park, were held yesterday afternoon at Alva with the Rev. Muslewhite officiating. Mrs. McDaniel was survived by two sons, J. G. and Joel McDaniel and three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Edwards, Mrs. Lula Belle Addison and Miss Emma McDaniel. The funeral arrangements were made by Lawrence A. Powell
Fort Myers News-Press-June 27, 2008- Norman O'Dell McDaniel, Jr., 69, affectionately known as "Del the Barber," passed on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at his home in Alva, Florida. He was recuperating from recent shoulder surgery when he passed away peacefully in his sleep. Being a true "Florida Cracker," Del was born on April 7, 1939 in Fort Myers and spent his entire life here in Southwest Florida. His parents were Norman Sr. and Lorraine Prine McDaniel, both long-time residents of Fort Myers.Del and his father were both well-known barbers here in Fort Myers. Having been a barber for over 50 years, Del was fondly known as "Mac" to many of his customers and had the privilege to serve up to three generations of families, some for as long as 40 years. He was the current owner and operator of Clark's Barbershop on U.S. 41 and College Parkway. Many of his earlier customers may remember him from The Men's Room at the Heritage Square in Downtown Fort Myers. Del left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was a true "Southern Gentleman" who always had a kind word and smile for everyone, be it a doctor or a homeless person. Del was known for his quirky sense of humor and love of jokes and storytelling. His favorite stories were anecdotes about the "old days" in Fort Myers and how things have changed over the years. Del considered his barbershop to be his "home away from home," and he cherished all of his customers. His barbershop was well known for the unique items and "antiques" he collected, and many people would stop and visit just to see what new things he had added to his menagerie. Del met his true love and "brown-eyed girl," Ruth, in the summer of 1965 and they were married the following December. He was blessed with eight children and seven grandchildren who knew and loved him as their "Poppy." Del was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness in 1972, and had a strong faith and love of Jehovah for over 36 years.Del leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Ruth; his daughter, Devon (Tim) Lilly; four sons, Andy (Stacy), Aaron (Sonja), Josh (Stevie), and Jacob McDaniel; and six grandchildren, Cameron and Caeden Lilly; Austin, Leighton and Amelia McDaniel; and A.J. McDaniel, all of whom are Fort Myers residents. Del is also survived by two brothers, Don (Nadine) McDaniel of Fort Myers, Jim (Charlotte) McDaniel of Virginia, and a sister, Aleta Sue (Adam) Adam of Fort Myers; as well as many family and friends. Del was predeceased by three infant children, Teresa Lorraine, Norman O'Dell III, and Dulci Odele; one infant grandchild, Alexis; his parents, Norman and Lorraine; and his loving mother-in-law, Viola McDaniel. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 28th at Anderson Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres from 11-12 noon with a remembrance service at noon. Burial will follow at Alva Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy McDaniel, Aaron McDaniel, Joshua McDaniel, Jake McDaniel, Tim Lilly, Wayne McDaniel, Austin McDaniel, and Cameron Lilly. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Whidden, Bruce Alderson, Scott McDaniel, Mason McDaniel, Roy Mattox, Pete Allen, Poly Barraza, Luther Bledsoe, and Luke Bledsoe.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 13, 2007-Paul L. McDaniel, 88, of Cape Coral died Monday March 12, 2007. He was born July 22, 1918 in Pickerington, OH to the late Roy D. & Naomi McDaniel. Paul Owned and operated Mac Quality Tools where he served the central Ohio area. He was an active volunteer and former Mayor for the city of Baltimore, OH. Paul moved to Cape Coral in 1969. He was a former employee of the Lee County School System's Cape Elementary School. Paul enjoyed boating, fishing and fixing "stuff". He was a member of Cape Coral First United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Baltimore, OH. Surviving are his wife of 66 years Margaret, two daughters Leslee (Tom) Salyers, and Gayle (Glen) Moser all of Cape Coral, one brother Gerald J. McDaniel, Cherry Hill, NJ, and his grandson Geoff (Tara) Moser of Cape Coral. Private services and burial will be conducted at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral, 542-2134.
Ft Myers News-Press, February 14, 2001 - Robert Enoch McDaniel, Sr. age 68, died suddenly Sunday, February 11, 2001 at his home in Clewiston, FL. He was a native of Okeechobee, FL and a lifelong resident of the Clewiston area. A Mason and Shriner and a member of the First Baptist Church of Clewiston, surviviors include his wife, Mary McDaniel of Clewiston; sons, Robert E. McDaniel, Jr., John L. McDaniel, David McDaniel, Jeff McDaniel all of Clewiston, FL and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the New Harvest Church of Clewiston, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will be at The Lee Memorial Park in Lehigh Acres at 3:30 p.m. on the 14th of Feb. 2001. Officiating will be Rev. Tony Miller, Rev. Bill Derryberry and Rev. Ken Reaves. Akin-Davis Funeral Home of Clewiston in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press -- 7 May 2005 -- Alean M. McDonald, 83, of North Fort Myers, died May 4, 2005. Born in Decatur County, GA, she had resided in the area since 1933. She loved gardening, music, fishing, and being with her family. Survivors include her loving children, Sarah Ann Johnson-Law of North Fort Myers, Carolyn (Bill) Erwin of Ft. Myers, and Marshall (Connie) McDonald of LaBelle; sisters, Gladys Griner of North Fort Myers and Laurine Thompson of Ft. Myers, and her brother MD Pipkins of Brooksville; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years Curtis McDonald and son, Jerry. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 239-936-0555. Friends will be received at the funeral home an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, October 10, 1951-- Mrs. Irene McDonald, resident of rural Fort Myers, died suddenly yesterday. She is survived by a son, Walter Milliken, Fort Myers; a daughter, Mrs. Louis Cowart, Canal point; three sisters, Mrs. Anthony Disck, Mrs. Jack Colfax and Mrs. Eber Jones; two brothers, William and Emerson Nichols, all of Ontario, Canada and three grandchildren, Linda Sue, Carol and Julia Louise Cowart, Canal Point. funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the McQueen & Young chapel with the Rev. M. C. Cleveland officiating. Pallbearers are Jim Carter, Ernest Wheaton, Porter Nalle, Dick Simpson, Alec Brown and George Futral. October 11, 1951 - Funeral services for Mrs. Irene McDonald will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from the McQueen & Young chapel with the Rev. M. C. Cleveland officiating. Pallbearers: Jim Carter, Ernest Wheaton, Porter Nalle, Dick Simpson, Alec Brown and George Futral. Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 18, 1952-- Mrs. Jessie McDonald, 44, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 28 years and former owner of the Venetian beauty shop, died yesterday. Surviving are her husband, Ernest P. McDonald Sr.; a son, Ernest McDonald Jr.; five sisters, Mrs. John Feeback, Bristol, Okla; Mrs. F. L. Bevers, Henrietta, Okla.; Mrs. S. T. Reese, Fort Myers; Mrs. C. L. Millican, Sapaulpa, Okla., and Mrs. C. W. Dickerson, Almeda, Cal. and a brother, W. F. Millican, Muldrow, Okla. Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. W. E. Dance officiating. Pallbearers will be Buck Fernandez, Lewis King, Jimmy Flynn, Buck Armeda, Reese Smith, Shep Bass and Floyd Shellaberge. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
The News-Press, 3/10/2009--Kathleen McDonald, 91, born December 6, 1917 entered into Heaven March 8, 2009 at her home in Fort Myers, FL. At her side were her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. as well as their spouses. She and the family leave this message: Dear Family and Friends, Mother has entered into Heaven to join her Lord, our Dad and family that has gone before her. I leave on this earth 3 children, daughters, Katie Tant, Barbra Porter and son Donald Miles all of Fort Myers, FL. Grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren as well many Foster children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One sister Annie Lee Patterson of Chipley, FL and one brother Lee Best of Catala, GA. As well several nieces and nephews and a large extended church family. She was preceded in death by husbands Conner A. Miles and Idas McDonald. I would like in the place of flowers, donations to be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Missions in Fort Myers. FL. I love you all very much and I will be waiting at the Gates of Heaven when we meet again. To my children, I will be laid to rest on your Fathers and my 7th Wedding Anniversary March 11, please find comfort that the Lord has answered my prayers that Mom and Dad can be together again on this sacred day. Please rejoice on this sad day for those left fet behind as you're Father and I will. Please shed only tears of joy, Love Mother. Viewing will be held from 6-8 PM (TODAY) March 10th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, March 11th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home immediately followed by burial at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres. The family would like to thank everyone for the extended prayers that were prayed daily for us. Arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. 239-936-0555 http://www.fortmyersfuneralhome.com
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 7, 1953--
Funeral services for Mrs. Susan F. McDonald will be
held today at 2:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with Rev.
Herman Boyette officiating. Pallbearers will be Leon Williams, Clarence
Clutz, Allen Clemons, G. A. Lindquist, L. M. Morgan and Henry Carter.
Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Feburary 15, 2003 - Andrew T. McGee, 33, died Saturday, February 15, 2003. He was born in Tallahassee and grew up in Fort Myers. He resided in Tampa since 1993. Andrew is survived by his wife of 11 years, Phaedra (FMHS 1989); their two daughters, Morgan, 11 and Zoe, 9, all of Tampa, Florida; his parents, Ted (FMHS 1959) and Diane McGee (FMHS 1958) of Ft. Myers, Fla.; his four brothers, Mitchell (FMHS 1979) and his wife, Barbara of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jeffrey (FMHS 1980)and his wife, Susan of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tom and his wife, Lori of Ft. Myers, and Brian of Ft. Myers; four nephews; and seven nieces. Andrew was a gifted e-commerce innovator and entrepreneur. Memorial service will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Idlewild Baptist Church, 1515 West Bearss Ave., Tampa. Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel Ft. Myers, Florida
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, October 16, 1942 -- Mrs. Annie Alice Young McGee, 52, died at her home on Highland Avenue yesterday morning after a long illness. She leaves her husband, J. Wesley McGee; her mother, Mrs. Fannie J. Young; three daughters, Miss Alice McGee, Mrs. Frank Jenkins, Fort Myers, and Mrs. Carl Carraway, Fort Pierce; three sons, Wesley E. McGee, E. Gordon McGee and Fred Lee McGee; three sisters, Mrs.Kizzy Marrow, Plant City, Mrs. Edna Lovett and Mrs. Susie Morrison, South Port, and one brother, B. Young of St.Joe. Mrs .McGee has made her home in Fort Myers for the past 20 years. Funeral by Lawrence A. Powell. Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 28, 1990 - Marian Hanson McGee was a graduate of Fort Myers High School, Class of 1936. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church Women's Circle, DAR, a PEO sister and honorary Rotary Ann. She was a Gold Star Mother due to the death of her son, Tom McGee, during the Vietnam War. She was survived by her husband, Gordon McGee; sons, G. Ted (Diane) McGee, Tim (Diana) McGee,Todd (Patti) McGee; brother, W. Stanley Hanson, Jr., all of Fort Myers; 9 grandsons, two great-grandsons; and two great-great-grandsons. Funeral services at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth C. Blitch, pastor, officiating. Mrs. McGee's grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 1, 2011 - Joseph Earl McGill, born July 23, 1943 in Fort Myers, Florida passed to a new life on November 23, 2011 at Shands Hospital University of Florida. He graduated from Fort Myers High School with the class of 1961. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Judy Thomas McGill. After graduation, he went to work for the Florida Department of Transportation in the construction division. If you cross over a bridge in southwest Florida there is a good possibility that Joe had a part in its construction. He was active in the ministry of Riverside Baptist Church and later at Crossroads Baptist Church. Joe loved hunting in the Big Cypress Preserve and spending summers in the Great Smokey Mountains. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy; daughter, Shelly Foshee (Gray) and son Lance; Grandsons, Brit, Quinton, Jeret and Micah Foshee; granddaughters, Hannah and Rachel Foshee; grandsons, Karjan and Bruce McGill; Brother, Gerald McGill (Barbara); Sisters, Pat Barley, Hellon Merrifield (Ken), and Donna Smith (Don); Brother-in-law Jimmy Thomas (Cam); nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Rheta McGill, sister Teresa Tanner (Bert) and brother-in-law Joe Barley.
Caloosa Belle August 13, 2010 Thomas William McGill, age 52, of LaBelle, passed away August 12, 2010 in Fort Myers. He was born June 11, 1958 in Fort Myers, the son of the late William Oliver and the late Susan Maxine (Thompson) McGill. Thomas was raised in Immokalee and was a resident of LaBelle for the past thirty-three years. He was a ranch manager for Alico. Thomas was a member of Caloosa Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Patricia Dawn (Darby) Mcgill, son: Thomas W. McGill Jr. of LaBelle, daughter: Angela Nicole McGill-Robinson (William) of LaBelle, mother in law, Mary Darby of Huntsville, AR; sister in laws: Micah Mims (Louis) of LaBelle, Tammy Robbins (Rick) of Huntsville, AR and Merryle Sexton (Mike) of Naples, granddaughters: Emily Markussen, Patricia Markussen and Tayler Anne McGill, nieces: Jennifer Dick of Naples and Chelsea Gutierrez of Louisiana and nephew: Michael Dick. He was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Adam McGill. Funeral services will be held Mon. August 16, 2010, 10:00 am at Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle with Dr. Les Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 pm. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBell
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 17, 1938-- Frank McGowan, 77, died last night at the old men's home where he had been ill for some time. McGowan, who was born in India, had lived here for several years and was a retired florist. Services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the graveside at Fort Myers Cemetery.
Caloosa Belle, September 25,
COTTONDALE - John Clyde McGowin, of Cottondale,FL,
died Thursday, Sept. 11 2008. Johnny had lived and grew up in Felda and
Labelle and had many friends and family in the surrounding area. He
lived there until 2006, and then moved to North Florida with his son's.
He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War and served from 1966 to 1968.
He is survived by two daughters, Nikki and Mindy; two sons, Darran and
Randall; daughter-in-law, Kristina; and five grandchildren, Daniel,
Taylor, Brooke, Justin and Jocelyn. Son of C C "Red" McGowin and
Mildred Townsend; brother of Jacquelyn (William) Whittington, Helen
(Edward) Musgrave, Mary Alice (Robert) Rudd, Kathleen Ann(Earl) Dyess.
A private memorial with immediate family will be held Saturday, Dec.
20, 2008. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts
and prayers in this difficult time. We will always remember him saying,
"I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time."
Fort Myers Press 1900 - His wife, Tootie, is better known in Fort Myers. His boss at Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller, was richer and of greater renown. A Fort Myers' neighbor, Thomas Edison, was far more famous and influential in their shared winter retreat.Nevertheless, Ambrose McGregor left a mark in Fort Myers. He and Edison resided on what was then called Riverside Drive, a shell and sand road. The street became McGregor Boulevard in Ambrose's honor in 1912, as requested by Tootie, his widow.The wealthy McGregor, who first visited in the early 1890s, opened his wallet in Fort Myers. And it was a very large wallet. McGregor was reportedly one of the 10 richest men in the country in the late 19th century. He purchased more than 30 properties. He invested in citrus. He helped bankroll a young businessman named Harvie Heitman, who transformed Fort Myers with buildings and much more.From McGregor's 1900 obituary in the then weekly Fort Myers Press: "Mr. McGregor was 57 years of age, and up to the time he was attacked with cancer, was in the full vigor of manhood."
Fort Myers News-Press Jan 28,2004 Lucille Jones Peters McInnis, 92, passed into her new heavenly life Monday. Lucille immigrated from Varna, Bulgaria to Ft. Myers 80 years ago with her mother Annie Peters and younger brother Pete. Her father, William, came before them to prepare a home for his family in the quaint little community he discovered on the banks of the Caloosahatchee. She was the widow of David Jones of Climax, GA and David H. McInnis of Ft. Myers. She was a charter member of the 'Pioneer Club of Lee County' and known affectionately as 'the lady in the shoe department' at J.C. Penny's until her first retirement in 1978. For many years, her friendly smile and warm hello greeted diners at the old Snack House restaurant where she knew each one by first name. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church for many years. Lucille joins brothers Pete Peters and William Peters, Jr. She is survived by a brother Angelo Peters (FMHS 1948) of Ft. Myers and a sister Panka Ann Peters (Herring) (FMHS 1952) of Tallahassee. She is also survived by her children; Dafinka Baker (Robert) (FMHS 1958) and Homer 'Billy' Jones, (Jan) both of Ft. Myers, George D. Jones (Starlet) of Gainesville, GA and Floyd Jones (Sharon) of Lake City, FL, she was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with the Trisagion being held at 7:30. The services will be on Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive. Interment will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice N. or the Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.FMHS 1932
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-03-25-- Michael J McIntyre, 55, of North Fort Myers, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005. A machinist for Lee County School, he resided here for the past thirty three years formerly of Vassar, Michigan and was a member of the First Christian Church of Fort Myers. Mr. McIntyre is survived by his wife of twenty nine years Cathy E. McIntyre, four daughters Candy (Michael) Mattson, Lori McIntyre both of Vassar, Michigan, Amber (Brian) Hitzing of North Fort Myers, Tamara (Jamie) Hottinger of Allentown, Pennsylvania, six grandchildren, his mother Alma M. Withers of Vassar, Michigan, his dad Wayne Withers of Millington, Michigan, a brother Jack R. McIntyre of North Fort Myers, eight sisters Andrea McIntyre of North Fort Myers, Connie Fall, Karen Withers, Carolyn Jones, Charlene Karr all of Vassar, Michigan, Mellicha Ferrier of Burton, Michigan, Cyndie McIntyre of Lakeland, Florida and Heather McIntyre of Orlando, Florida. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2:00 PM at First Christian Church of Fort Myers with interment in Coral Ridge Cemetery to follow. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 12, 1955 - Virginia Black McKenna, 48, a resident of Fort Myers for the past four years died Thursday morning after a long illness. Sshe was owner of the Park View Sundries. Surviving is her mother, Florence J. Black, Fort Myers, sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Mazanec, Port Lyauty, French Morocco, N. Africa, nephew Francis John Maranec Jr., niece Nancy Virginia Mazanec, brother-in-law Francis John Mazanec Sr., all of Port Lyautey, French Morocco, N. Africa. Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. W. E. Dance officiating. The body will be sent to Woods Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio, accompanied by Mrs. Black.
Fort Myers News-Press 18 Jan 2008 Robert M. (Bob) McKeown, 69, from Cape Coral died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 16th. Bob was born in Clifton, NJ, September 2nd, 1938. Bob was a long time Florida resident; a retired small business owner and an Army veteran.He is survived by his devoted wife Patricia Kronyak McKeown; and six loving children: daughter Tricia and husband Sam of Duluth, GA; son Eddie from Santa Rosa, CA; daughter Beth and boyfriend David of Zebulon, NC; son Bob and wife Kristi of Raleigh, NC; son Bill and wife Lisa of Raleigh, NC; daughter Kathleen and husband Brian of Cape Coral. Brother Joe and sister Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his parents William and Mary, sister Patricia and brother Bill. Bob's greatest blessings were his grandchildren, whom he adored. They are: Shelby and husband Warren, Shannon and husband Patrick, Lacey, Jenna, Drew, Tracy, Tyler and wife KC, Kyle, John, Christine and husband Jeremy, Brandi, Spencer, Sean, Matt, Ian, Ryan, Michael and Megan. Great grandchildren Kayden, Tristyn and Grace. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Friday, January 18 at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19 at 11am at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 Pine Island Road.Donations can be made to the Lee County Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL, 33908.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 25, 1932--E. E. McKinley, 62 years old, died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, 937 Katherine street. He had been ill for six weeks. Survivors include the widow, a son, James Riley McKinley, and a daughter, Mrs. John F. Castano. Mr. McKinley was a member of Odd Fellows. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements,which will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the chapel. The Rev. Kent Pendleton will officiate. Pall bearers will be Victor Clements, Floyd Flowers, Bill Reiter, Emmett Carnell, William Hart,and Joe Ewton. Mr. McKinley had lived in Fort Myers for 11 years, coming here from Evansville, Ind. All Odd Fellows have been requested to attend the funeral services.
FORT MYERS PRESS, October 16, 1938-- William Wallace McKinlock, 47-year-old retired machanical engineer and naval officer, died early yesterday as the result of a heart attack at his home in Royal Palm Park. He had been in poor health for some time and had not actively engaged in business for several years. His birth place wasa St. Louis, Mo. Mr. McKinlock was a Mason and a world war veteran having served as chief petty officer in the navy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Sheppard McKinlock. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Spooner and Engelhardt chapel with the Rev. Eric Dance officiating. The pallbearers will be Harry Mendenhall, Robert Meguiar, Charles Starnes, Robert Halgrim, J. H. Fears and H. A. Wait. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press Sep 9, 2010 George Spearin McKinnell, 86, of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers, FL and Brookside, NJ passed away peacefully of cancer on the morning of Tuesday, September 7, 2010 surrounded by loving family members. He was born on July 11, 1924 at Orange Memorial Hospital in New Jersey to Florence and Robert McKinnell. He attended the Mendham Township schools and was active in Boy Scouts. On October 11, 1947, he married June Maw. George served in the Navy in WWII on the U.S.S. Doyen, an attack transport ship. He was a former fire chief of the Brookside Engine Company and member there for 60 years. He was a custom builder by trade. He worked as a volunteer at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation for over 25 years as a "Hammerhead" contributing to the supervision and construction of two bridges, renovations of the Nature Center and Native Plant Nursery, boardwalks, Butterfly House, and Marine Lab. At the Sanibel Historical Village, he oversaw and participated in the restoration of the Rutland House, Bailey's Store, Miss Carlotta's Tea Room, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories House, School House and board walks. George donated his time to the Sanibel-Captiva Lion's Club and received the honor of the Melvin Jones Fellow award for dedicated humanitarian services in 1997. He also worked on several Habitat for Humanity projects. George enjoyed shelling along the beaches, playing golf, wood working, traveling, collecting antique wood working tools and stamps. He was a member of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Sanibel, FL and the Brookside Community Church, Brookside, NJ. George was adored by everyone and will be dearly missed by friends and family.George is survived by a loving family including his wife of 62 years, June Maw McKinnell; daughter Elizabeth of Durham, CT; son George and his wife Terri of Brookside, NJ; daughter Patricia and her husband Christopher Eskeland of Brookside, NJ; brother James McKinnell of Brandon, VT; brother Robert McKinnell of Brecksville, OH; grandchildren Katherine Whitehead-Shen and her husband Jasper Shen, Susan Whitehead, Jeffrey Whitehead, Amy McKinnell-Napoli, Carrie McKinnell and her husband Richard Carriero, Sarah McKinnell, John, Andrew, and Caitlyn Eskeland; and 2 great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lacey Napoli.There will be a memorial service celebrating George's life on Saturday September 11, 2010 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL at 11am with a reception to follow in Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, the Lion's Club or the charity of your choice in memory of George.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS-- Charles Greenleigh McKinney, b. August 8, 1847 Danville, Sumter Co., GA, died October 16, 1926 Everglades City, Collier Co., FL
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, September 29, 1989-- Irene D. McKown, of Fort Myers, died Sunday. A native of Gainesville, Mrs. McKown grew up in the Lake Weir area and had resided here for the past 69 years. She was co-owner with her dear friend Martha Barnes of the Bizarre Bazaar of Fort Myers. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., with Rev. H. H. Patterson officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press--23 Oct 2007 Paul McLean, 71, of Punta Gorda passed away October 21, 2007. He was born October 9, 1936 in Milton, Florida to Sam and Dewey (Taylor) McLean. Paul served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was instrumental in the pilot program in printing the first USA Today with the Fort Myers News Press and worked over 30 years as a Systems Manager until he retired. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. Paul will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Cherry; daughter Deborah (Robert) Brandal of Punta Gorda; sons Larry (Barbara) McLean and Rodney (Ruby) McLean both of Port Charlotte; brother Billy McLean of TX; sisters Coots Houser of Pensacola, FL, Imogene (Clefer) Sonnier of Milton, FL and twin sister Pauline Crisco of Milton, FL; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends 11:00 - 12:00 pm, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services with a celebration of Paul's life to follow at Noon with Rev. Danny officiating. Burial to follow service at Indian Springs Cemetery. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 12, 2007-Cleda M. McLin, 86, of N. Fort Myers died March 7, 2007, she was born in Cookeville, TN, a daughter of the later Beecher and Bertha Jackson. Cleda moved to the local area from Trenton, MI in 1979. She enjoyed traveling, reading, flower arranging, helping others and she loved her family. Mrs. McLin is survived by her husband of 65 years William, her daughter and son-in-law Karen and Ray Weaver of N.Fort Myers, her son and daughter-in-law William and Lorraine McLin of Plymouth, MI; her grandson Jason Weaver and his fiance' Kimberly Reefer of Chesterfield, MI; her grandson Brian Weaver of Phoenix, AZ. A private funeral service was held in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens 239-936-0555
Caloosa Belle, March 8, 2007-John Dyewood McLymont, 76, an enthusiastic resident of LaBelle died on February 13, 2007, at home. He was born on February 28, 1930, in Smithville, Clarendon, Jamaica W.I . His parents were the late Basil and Jamima (Henry) McLymont, of which he was the second child of five. Given his humble beginnings, he did not acquire a formal post secondary education; he attended the Smithville All Age Primary School where he grew up and eagerly grasped the concepts taught in the academics, especially math. John grew up with former Thelma Lee Gayle in Smithville and was smitten by her. This attraction sustained them into marriage and through the birth of five children; Fitz, Avis, Louisa, John Clive and Howard, on to the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in November 2005. The early part of these years saw John as a well liked, conscientious, hard working fireman with the Jamaica Fire Brigade for 14 years, after which he resigned in order to bring his family to the United States. He first came over after being given the opportunity by his uncle, Leonard McClymont, he then later immigrated to the United States in 1970 with Thelma and the first four children and landed in New York. He then relocated to LaBelle in 1975 with Thelma and his youngest child, Howard, enjoying the warmer weather and the more relaxed pace. Here in LaBelle, he established himself as a business owner with the restaurant Shady Oaks on Highway 80; he was a pioneer in his own right as being the first Jamaican to have a business in LaBelle. He did not stop there, he then continued on by building and operating McLymont's Fina Station simultaneously right next to it. He also owned a multi-business center on Hwy 29, bought and sold numerous acres of property with the previous Port LaBelle land development corporation, General Development along with privately buying and selling parcels of land. He is survived by his loving wife Thelma, his five children-Fitz, Avis, Louisa, Clive and Howard, 15 grandchildren, 5 great- grandchildren, brothers; Leonard and Fred and sisters; Inez and Evelyn, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and many, many friends. The viewing was held at the LaBelle First Church of God, Hwy 80 and Florida Street on Sunday, February 18, the funeral services were held February 19, at 11 a.m. at Lehigh's Lee Memorial Park in the chapel with the interment at the on-grounds cemetery; it was officiated by Minister Chants' McLymont and the eulogy was given by Pastor Steve Gornoski of the LaBelle First Church of God.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 11, 2009 Lillian Lee (Thomas) McMahon, 87, passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2009 at Hospice House. Lillian was a Fort Myers native, born in Buckingham on Dec. 31st, 1921. She graduated from Fort Myers High and attended Florida Southern College. She worked at Edgewood Elementary, was a devoted farmer's wife and was preceded in death in 1995 by her husband of 47 years, Robert "Bob" McMahon.Lillian is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Bill) Guilday, son Robert (Shelly) McMahon, Jr., 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Linda in 1995 and brother Harold C Thomas Sr. .Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Nov. 14th at 11:00 AM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon St. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 AM until service time. Private entombment will follow.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 2012 - Helena Ruth (Powell) Duval McMenemin, passed away February 28, 2012. She was born in Macon, Georgia to Lawrence and Ruth Powell. She graduated from Ft. Myers High School in Ft. Myers, FL. She attended Florida State College of Women (now Florida State University) and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. Helena married Frank Duval and had two children, Annie and Frank. In 1952 she married Fraser McMenemin (who predeceased her.) They lived many years in Ft. Myers and Highlands, NC before moving to Calabash, NC to be near family. Her hobbies were gardening, bridge and knitting Christmas stockings that she would give away (over 100.) She is survived by her daughter Annie (Mike) Sullivan and son Frank W. Duval (Pat) Grandchildren Shannon Sullivan Morrison (Dan) Scott (Tracey) Duval and Debbie (Rick) Fox. Great grandchildren Cole S. Morrison, Kristen and Patrick Fox, Jade, Kelly and Trevor Duval. She also left behind her dedicated caregiver Glenda Livingston and all the many angels who loved and cared for her at Myrtle Beach Manor. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Highlands Memorial Park in Highlands, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to be directed to Sunset Community Church, PO Box 7809, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 or Incare Hospice, 4685 Highway 17 South Bypass, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC
Ft Myers News-Press, April 17, 2001 - Anne E. McMichael, 84, of Lehigh Acres, died April 14, 2001. She was born April 24, 1916 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is survived by a daughter Nancy Ann M. (Jack Alan) Berdasco of Midland, MI; granddaughter, Jacqueline Berdasco, also Lorraine (Jim) Cremona, Dolores McMichael, Roy McMichael, Jr. and grandchildren, Jim, Cheryl, Barbara Dee, Laura, Gina, Dawn, several great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Margaret Ambrosio and Jeannie Refolo, and many nieces, nephews, and their children. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church Lehigh Acres, FL. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Farley Memorial Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1101 N. Lake Destiny Re. Suite 415 Maitland, FL 32751.
The News-Press, 4/13/2008--Mona E. McMichael, age 84, passed away on April 11, 2008 in Hope Hospice with complications resulting from a stroke. Mrs. McMichael was born on June 24, 1923 in Dutch Hill, Pennsylvania to George and Twila Wolford. Moving from Pennsylvania, she has been a resident of Fort Myers for 32 years and has resided in Calusa Harbour Assisted Living for the past 7 years. She is a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Myers, where she served in many capacities over a 25 year period. Preceding her in death in May 2007, was her husband of 27 years, Charles, and 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Rodney (Susan) Thompson of Lehigh Acres, Daughter, Rebekah (Dean) Kirksey of Centerville, Georgia, stepdaughter, Linda (Paul) Riker of Clarkston, Michigan, stepson, Daryl (Sharon) McMichael of Fort Myers, sister, Peggy Wolford of Titusville, Pennsylvania, six grandchildren, Lori Rice, Leslie Dunn, Mark Thompson, Betty Jo Dunwoody, Adam Thompson, Curtis Rosequist, 9 step-grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, April 14, 2008 from 6-8 pm, with a Funeral Service on Tuesday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 13545 American Colony Blvd., Fort Myers at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers.
Naples Daily News, 10 May 2006 -- Ashley Marie McMillin, 23, a life long resident of Chokoloskee, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2006. Born July 21, 1982 in Naples, she graduated from Everglades City High School in 2000 and went on to help her mother, Lynn, run the Smallwood Store and Museum. She was an excellent photographer who had a knack for interior decoration and speaking her mind. She dabbled in modeling, loved to shop and spend time with her family. Her greatest moment came on June 6, 2005 when she gave birth to her beautiful son, Brandon Austin Purvis. A caring, devoted mother, he was the love of her life. She is survived by her parents, Gary and Lynn McMillin; son, Brandon; grandparents, Ray and Eleanor McMillin of Grygla, MN; grandmother, Nancy Hancock; brother, Corey (Teresa) McMillin; sister, Mallory McMillin; nieces, Kristin and Rachel McMillin and nephew, Raymond Garza. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday, May 11th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12th, 11:00 a.m., Chokoloskee Church of God. Burial at the Chokoloskee Cemetery will follow. Donations in Ashley’s name may be made to Shriners Children’s Foundation, c/o Shriners International, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tamps, FL 336071460. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Fort News-Press, June 6, 1964-- BONITA SPRINGS - Mrs. Emma McMillan, 81, died at her home on Matheson Street early yesterday morning. A native of Sanford, she moved here in 1912. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Bonita Springs. She is survived by her husband, James A. McMillan; one daughter, Mrs. R. H Johnson of Lake Placid; five sons: Orean H. of Bonita Springs, Arlie of Fort Myers, Alton W. of Fort Myers, Wendell L. of Naples and Wesley F. of Miami; three sisters, Mrs. Sally Holchan and Mrs. Nona Moyer, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Mary Thunderturk of Brooksville, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.The Rev. William Thomas will conduct the service tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock at the Bonita Springs Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Bonita (Springs) Cemetery.Pallbearers are Clomer Benson, Robert Lawhon, Meredith Neville, Dr. T. H. Weeks, Mack Alvarez and Mr. Rondo. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Johnson, E. W. Merrow, Oliver Williams and M. R. Moll.Friends may call at the Richard A. Pittman Home this afternoon between two and five o'clock.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 2012 - Edward McNally, 79, of North Fort Myers died March 4, 2012. Born August 26, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Lester and Anna McNally, he retired from the New York City Transit Authority in 1982 as a Superintendent. Edward was a lifelong member of the BPO Elks, and loved playing cards at the clubhouse, fishing, golfing, eating large Sunday pasta dinners cooked by his wife, and loved to put on singing and dancing shows like a long lost member of the rat pack, and enjoyed traveling taking videos and pictures along the way. He spent time each year between Freehold, N.J. and Fort Myers, Fl. Edward is survived by his loving wife Susan who he married Sept. 20, 1953, his son Jeffrey and his wife Anne Marie McNally, grandson, Daniel, 2 sisters, Arlene and her husband Salvatore Bruno, Marion and her husband Patrick Salerno, a brother, Richard and his wife Josephine McNally, and many loving nieces nephews and a community of friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday March 7 at 10:00 AM at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave. Ft Myers. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday (Today) from 2-4 & 7-9 M at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 130 Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Hope hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E. Cape Coral, Fl. 33909. In lieu of flowers, we ask a donation be made to them. Their care for Edward was loving and gentle and their support, offers of comfort and acts of kindness to the family were very much appreciated.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 1979 - Arthur Travers McNeill, 83, of Olga, died Wednesday. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Navy, a member of Florida Sheriff Boy's Ranch and a member of Olga-Fort Myers Shores United Methodis Church. He was also a 60-year member of Rabe O. Wilkinson American Legion Post and a member of the Pioneer Club. He is survived by his wife, Annie H. McNeill; one son, Laughlin T. McNeill of North Fort Myers; one sister, Mrs. Dora Crews of Olga; three grandchildren: Clifton McNeill, David McNeill and Deborah McNeill; one great-grandson, Daniel McNeill; three nephews, Neill Taylor of Silver Springs, Md., Donald Taylor of Hendersonville, N.C. and Charles Vivas of Arcadia; two nieces, Mrs. Marie Barnes of LaBelle and Lucille Garrison of Fort Myers. Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Daniels officiating. Rev. Daniels will be assisted by Rev. Donald Rook and Rev. William Cusick. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David A. McNeill, Clifton McNeill, John Walker, William Byrus, Sr. and Alfred Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be William Hart, Thomas Hart, Roger Hart, Bill Culbertson, Russell Myers, Kennwith Nevin, Andy Snell, John Wise, Floyd Wilson, Aubrey Rutledge, Bascum Mills, Rev. David Lathrem, Dr. Tom Gore and Dr. H. Quillian Jones, Jr. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be mide to Olga Fort Myers-Shores United Methodist Church Building fund or to the Florida Sheriff Boys' Ranch.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 29, 2006 - Annie Inez Hodges McPhee, 79, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Ft. Myers, passed away January 21, 2008. Surviving family members include sons and daughters-in-law: Steve and Barbara McPhee, of Blairsville; Dallas McPhee and Janet Hamilton, of Statesboro, GA; brother, Pat Hodges, of Bonita Springs, FL; grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. If you wish, the family suggests memorials be made to the local hospice. Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. www.cochranfuneralhomes.com
Fort Myers News Press, 18 Dec 2006-- Jeanne Helen Stone McPhee, 74, of N. Fort Myers, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2006. Jeanne was born in Somerville, MA and grew up in Weymouth, MA. She lived in the Fort Myers area for 54 years. As a young woman, Jeanne modeled clothes for Filene's and Crawford Hall. In 1950, she married her loving and devoted husband Bill. After Bill's service in the Marine Reserves was completed in 1952, Jeanne moved with her husband to the Fort Myers area. While raising her four children, Jeanne was active in the PTA, was a member of The Tropic Club, was an avid bowler and was the manager of Everglades Lanes (now Allstar Lanes) in N. Fort Myers for several years. She was a loving mother and doting grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.Jeanne is survived by her husband, William P. McPhee. Jr. of N. Fort Myers, seven sisters, four brothers, her sons, Jeffrey Scott McPhee of Riverview, FL and his wife Jill, Gregory B. McPhee of Cape Coral, FL and his wife Beth, her daughter Laura J. Owen of N. Fort Myers and her husband Kevin, her grandchildren, Jonathan and Jennifer McPhee of N. Fort Myers, Wendy Owen of St. Petersburg, FL, Cory, Katie and Barry Owen of N. Fort Myers and her great grandchildren, Zane, Talulah and David. Jeanne is predeceased by her son, Michael McPhee and grandson, Jason McPhee of N. Fort Myers. A service of remembrance and funeral will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home in Cape Coral, FL at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006. A viewing will be held the day prior from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Flowers and warm wishes are welcome.
Fort Myers News-Press Jul 16, 2008 Stacey Snyder McQuagge, 39, a long time resident of Fort Myers passed away peacefully July 9, 2008 in her sleep. Born in Lewiston, NY December 7, 1968, Stacey was the only daughter of C. Edward and Barbara Snyder. Prior to coming to Fort Myers, Stacey attended Stella Niagara Education Park Montessori Program, Maple Avenue School and later, Fort Myers Middle School. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1986. Stacey belonged to the swim clubs in Niagara and Fort Myers. She graduated from Edison College with an Associates Degree in Hospitality Management. Stacey is survived by her loving brother Todd (fmhs 1984); daughter-in-law Morisa and baby Skyler of San Diego, CA; aunts Kristen, Mary and uncle Christopher of Niagara Falls, NY; cousins Wendy, Cherie of Youngstown, NY and Mike of Chicago, IL. Stacey was preceded in death by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Emes of Niagara Falls, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and aunt Ann Buenzow of Youngstown, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 19, 2008 at the Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Stacey's name to: The Stacey Snyder McQuagge Fund, C/O Florida Gulf Coast Bank, 8341 Dani Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33966. All donations will benefit the Southwest Florida Addiction Services Triage. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. (239) 936-0555 www.fortmyersmemorial.com
Fort Myers News-Press, December 13, 1974 - Mrs. Alma L. McWilliams, 74, of 1710 Linhart Ave., died Tuesday. A pioneer resident, she moved here in 1910 and was a member of the First Baptist Church for the past 63 years. Survivors include her husband, Ralph L. McWilliams of Fort Myers; a son, Ralph D. McWilliams of Tallahassee; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Henschen, Mrs. Lucy Ellison and Miss Dora Jenny; three nephews, Rudolph Jenny of Fort Myers, Albert Sturgis and Floyd Sturgis of Fort Meade; five nieces Mrs. Agnes Davies of Fort Myer, Miss Florence Sturgis, Mrs. Marie Braddock of Fort Meade, Mrs. Bernice Gilmore of St. Augustine and Mrs. Lucy Purse of Palatka, Fla. and two granddaughters, Linda and Martha McWilliams of Tallahassee. Funeral service will be held today at 10:30 at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bryan Robinson officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert C. Halgrim, R. J. Moger, Donald Webster, Charles McWilliams, Arthur Smith and Colin English Jr. Honorary pallberers will be Bernard Stevenson, Joe Moses, Oscar Moncrief, Murray Carlton and Ernesy Raymond. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, 26 May 2006 -- Ralph David McWilliams, 75, a mathematics professor emeritus at Florida State University died May 13th, 2006. Memorial service was held Friday, May 19th, 2006 in Tallahassee. Born in Fort Myers, he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from FSU and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. After two years as an instructor at Princeton University, he was a faculty member at FSU for 40 years, including 25 years in administrative work in the mathematics department. He was chair of the department from 1984 to 1990. An Eagle Scout, he was valedictorian of his high school class, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He served in university and professional organizations, was deacon at his church and was a member of the representative assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida. Survivors include his wife, of 47 years, Kathleen Dodge McWilliams, two daughters, Linda Rogers and her husband Lance and Martha McWilliams and her husband Sam MacDonell; four grandsons, Kyle and Trevor Rogers, Jonathan Mortensen and Trey MacDonell; and two step granddaughters, Melissa and Suzanne MacDonell, all of Tallahassee.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 4, 2007 -- Jeral Jerome Mead, 83, of Cape Coral passed away Monday, July 2, 2007. Born in Webster, SD, Jeral proudly served in the US Army Air Corps, later known as the US Air Force where he retired after 26 years of service which included WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He and Rosie later moved to Cape Coral from South Carolina in 2003 where he was a member of The Gulf Coast Baptist Church. Mr. Mead was drafted into the US Army Air Corps and volunteered for the Lords Army. Jeral is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosie; 3 sons Rodger (Karen) of MI, David (Elaine) of IL, and Dennis (Margo) of Tampa; 3 daughters Patricia (Geary) Groman of VA, Diane (Christopher) Sherrill of SC, Jennifer (Joseph) Glisson of Cape Coral and nearly 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Frederick.A visitation will be held between the hours of 10 AM and 12 PM with service to follow on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at the Gulf Coast Baptist Church with burial with full military honors to follow at The Coral Ridge Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press-- Dec 11, 2007 Rosie Lee Mead, 82, of Cape Coral, died December 8, 2007. She was born September 17, 1925, in Monette, Arkansas, daughter of the late Albert and Rosie Jane (Brown) Aeby. She and her husband moved her in 2003 from South Carolina. They became members of the Bible Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC. Rosie was a nurse for many years, and an artist.Rosie was preceded in death by her husband, Jeral, and her son Frederick. She is survived by 3 sons Rodger (Karen) of MI, David (Elaine) of IL, and Dennis (Margo) of FL. She is also survived by 3 daughters Patricia (Geary) Groman of VA, Diane (Christopher) Sherrill of SC, and Jennifer (Joseph) Glisson of Cape Coral, Rosie siblings William Aeby (deceased), Mildred Roe (Ray), Marie Collar (Victor), Howard Aeby (deceased) and Charles Aeby (Phyllis); grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren of almost 100. Visitation will be held 2-3 PM with service to follow at 3 PM, on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at the Gulf Coast Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press Dec 31, 2009 Betty L. McAllister Meck, originally from MO and most recently Fort Myers, passed away at home after a short illness December 27, 2009. Betty was born in Cairo, MO where she lived until 1954 upon which time she moved to Fort Myers, FL with her family. She was a faithful employee of First National Bank, The News Press, Florida Power & Light, and most recently JoAnn Fabrics. Betty was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for more than 50 years where she served her friends and community gladly. She is preceeded in death by Don Meck of MO, Curry Wiles, and her daughter, Patricia Sanders, both of Ft. Myers.Survivors include grandsons Paul Markle and Brent Sanders, Fort Myers; great-grandchildren Ashley Lawrence, Soloman Sanders, and Madison Sanders all of Fort Myers; and great-great grandchild Javon Merricks, Jr. of Fort Myers. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 3 from 2-4PM, with a Memorial Service at 4PM at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1589 Colonial Blvd 33907
News-Press, January 14, 2010--Dan Charles Meeks, 82, passed away on January 11 at home in Fort Myers, FL. He served a tour in the Air Force where he became interested in radar and pursued a BS degree from Southwestern LA University. As an Electronics Engineer he was first employed with GE and later had a distinguished career in Civil Service with the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC. He has been active in the ministries of the First Assembly of God since retiring to Fort Myers in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Judy, daughters Michelle and Melanie and grandchildren Laurel, Amanda and Brent who will all miss him dearly. Funeral services will be held at the First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin, on January 15, 11:00 am, with a viewing at 10:30. Burial to follow at Lee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice or to Hope Healthcare Services.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 19, 1936--Mrs. Rosa Meguiar, 41, died yesterday afternoon at her home on Second street after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Robert Meguiar, two sons, Robert, Jr. and Raymond, and a daughter, Juanita. Mrs. Meguiar has made her home in Fort Myers for a year and a half, coming here with her husband from Winter Haven. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell and will be announced later. November 20, 1936--Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Meguiar will be held at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street with the Rev. C. T. Tew and Dr. G. J. Griffin of Winter Haven in charge. The pallbearers will be Hoy D. Black, Harry Fagan, James A. Franklin, D. M. Melvin, C. E. Teeler and Fred Stainaker. Mrs. Meguiar died at her home on Second street Wednesday.
Fort Myers News-Press, June 11 2004 -- Norman Meisel, 81, of Cape Coral died Wednesday June 9, 2004 at Health Park Hospital. The son of the late Louis and Jeanette (Shoop) Meisel, he was born June 24, 1922 in Chicago, IL. Norman married Beverly Greenberger in 1954. He lived many years in New Kensington, PA. Before moving to Cape Coral in 1969. Norman worked for Sears in Ft. Myers for many years where he operated his own watch repair concession. Norman was a member of Temple Beth Shalom and served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during WW II.Funeral Services will beconducted at 10:00 AM Sunday June 13, 2004 at the Metz Funeral Chapel in Cape Coral with Rabbi Albert J. Cohen officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Cemetery in the Temple Bethel Garden of Memories at 11:00 AM. Following the burial the family will receive friends for fellowship and refreshments at Temple Beth Shalom in Cape Coral. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey Engelhardt Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory Cape Coral.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 7, 2008 - Jay Frederick Meisenberg, NOVEMBER 10, 1954 - AUGUST 5, 2008 Adored Husband and Father Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle Cousin and Friend. Jay, a well respected advocate and attorney died on August 5, 2008 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Deborah and his twin sons Paul and Jeremy. Also surviving are his mother, Sylvia, his father Sheldon Meisenberg having predeceased. He is also survived by his sister and brother in law Barbara and Ken Stander and their three children Jonathan, Brian and Matthew Stander. He is also mourned by his brother Barry Meisenberg (Jodi) and their three children, Sarah, Faith and Sam, his sister Nancy and her five children Avri, Shiri, Kira, Alisha and Gus and many relatives, friends and colleagues.Jay was a member or both the Florida and New York State Bars. He was a graduate of Hofstra University and Bridgeport School of Law. He was an associate attorney with the law firm of Pegalis and Wachsman, Great Neck, Long Island, New York and then the founding member of Leoci and Meisenberg, in Fort Myers. Florida, He was a Certified Trial Attorney in Florida.Jay took pleasure in many of the gifts that life provided but never lost sight of the idea that true joy comes from helping others. His loyally was tested often but it never waivered or bent. His home was a beacon for troubled souls. The many people who turned to him for help and support soon learned that it came unconditionally and without limits. In his professional life too, he was drawn to help those who had been damaged by life's rough edges. It was in doing this that lie found the most pleasure.Jay left us with an idea of right and wrong. An idea of what is a worthy pursuit and what is unworthy of our talents. He left us with the knowledge of when to play and when to cease from play, of when to take pleasure and when to sacrifice one's own pleasure for the sake of others. We suffer today because we have been deprived of him. But there is no hope in that direction Rather, we go forward rejoicing that we had him at all. What a generous, loyal compassionate, and charming man this was. Shakespeare had it correct, "He was a man, take him for all in al. I shall not look upon his like again."Services will be conducted at Temple Beth El., on Friday at 10:00am at 16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908. lnterment will be held at Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. Shiva will he held at the family home. Contributions may he made in Jay's name to the Sheldon Meisenberg Service Award c/o Temple Beth-El, 5 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 5, 1933--Mrs. Jerome Mellon, aged 45, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital here. She had lived in Alva for the last 20 years and is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. Gus Hendry, and a brother, Roy Hummel who resides in California. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. e. N. Philpot, pastor of the Edgewood Methodist church, will officiate.
Fort Myers News-Press, 8 Apr 2006 -- Bernard (Bernie) Melnick, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the age of 82. Bernie was a decorated veteran of World War II and in 1944 was one of many Jewish American soldiers captured and held in interment and concentration camps in Germany. Bernie had dedicated his life to educating the youth of today on the history of the Holocaust and his personal experiences at he Berga Camp. He was invited to speak to many student groups, libraries and Memorial Day functions. Bernie was a member of the American POW Southwest Florida Chapter. He was a respected member of Temple Beth El in Ft. Myers, FL. He retired after 25 years with the US Postal Service in New York City. He moved to Cape Coral with his wife, Ruth in 1975. He married Ruth in 1973 before moving to Cape Coral, Ruth preceded him in death in 1996. He was also previously widowed by his first wife, Freida Melnick. He was a great husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. Bernie is survived by a son, Herb (Brenda) Waldron; daughters, Brigitte (Matt) Myers and Linda (David) Hirshberg; Grandchildren, Cory (Mariah) Waldron, Garrett Myers, Mike (Mary) Kretchman, Lara Hirshberg and Michelle Fernandez. Great grandchildren, Madison, Kyler, Cayson & Marley Waldron. A Memorial Service will be held at Temple Beth El, at 10:30AM, Monday, April 10, 2006 located at 16225 Winkler Rd., Ft. Myers, Inurnment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Bernie will be missed by his loving family. We mostly miss your passion towards all of us and the interesting stories and events that happened in your life. You were not given time to truly enjoy the new house you eagerly anticipated and loved. The Cape Coral Real Estate Market will truly miss you in keeping them on their toes, with your need to know what sold, when, to whom and for how much. We love you.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 11, 1935--Mrs. Mary E. Meloy, 41, of 911 Belmont Ave., died yesterday at her home after an illness of several months. She is survived by four brothers: Reece, James and Gus Beasley of Sale City, Georgia and Joite Beasley of Columbus, Georgia, and one sister, Mrs. E. E. Pearce of Camilla, Georgia. Services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell Funeral Chapel. The Rev. W. H. Edwards, Jr., will officiate and the remains will be shipped to Camilla.
Fort Myers News-Press Jan 28,2009 Willard B. Melvin, age 55, of Fort Myers, passed away, Sunday January 24th, 2010. Born in Fort Myers, he was son to the late Troy and Frances Melvin.He is survived by loving girlfriend, Joanne; daughter, Amanda (Joseph) Melvin - Copen; son, Brian (Jessica) Melvin of Jeffersonville, IN; brothers, Mark Melvin, Ronald Melvin and Jerry Grimmit; as well as grandchildren, Levi and Liliana Melvin. He was husband to the late Bobbi Melvin; he was preceded in death by brothers, Dennis Melvin, Joey Melvin, Jerry Melvin and Clifford Melvin.A memorial gathering will be held 3 - 4PM Friday January 29th, 2010. Services will begin 4PM at Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services 3654 Palm Beach Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33916 (239) 694 - 4121. Please make contributions to your local AmVets. Visit:
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 16 2005-- Jacinto Thomas Mendez, 47, of Sanibel died Sunday, March 13, 2005. He had been a resident here for the past 25 years formerly of Lansing, Michigan. Surviving are his two sons, Jacinto Thomas Mendez, Jr. and Tyler Mendez, his mother Abigail Beltran of Faison, NC, brothers, Peter Rivera of Englewood, FL and William Rivera of Ontario, CA, sisters, Maria Lord of Alexandra, VA and Karla Russell of Lansing, Michigan and his grandmother Sarah Cavallero. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Thursday from 3-7 PM. Services will be conducted during the visitation period. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund for Jacinto Thomas, Jr. and Tyler. Kiser Funeral Home
Caloosa Belle, 22 Mar 2007-- Pascuala Mendez Vasquez, 34, her daughter Luciana Vasquez, 13, and son Rodrigo Carrillo Mendez, 6, died in a fire, on March 4, 2007. The blaze is under investigation as arson.Pascuala was born in Aldea Ical Colotenango, Hueguentena, Guatemala and worked as a housecleaner. Luciana was born in Georgia and was a student at Immokalee Middle School. Rodrigo was born in Lehigh Acres and was a student at Highlands Elementary School.Pascuala is survived by her son, Wilder Vasquez, who was also burned in the fire and is in Tampa Hospital; her parents, Rodrigo Mendez and Maria Sanchez Diaz of Aldea Ical Colot, Guatemala, two brothers, in-laws and many friends in Immokalee. Luciana is survived by her brother Wilder, grandparents and father, Victoriano Vasquez-Lopez of Guatemala and father-figure Bonifacio Carrillo Lopez of Immokalee, along with many friends and classmates.Rodrigo leaves behind his father, Bonifacio Carrillo Lopez, half-brother Wilder Vasquez, along with his friends and classmates.Visitation services were held March 14, 2007 at Bethel Assembly of God Church with Pastor Josue Rincon officiating.All three members of the family were buried at Colotenango Cemetery, Aldea Ical Colot, Huehuetenango, Guatemala and will be dearly missed by their extended family members, teachers, many friends and the Immokalee community.Care was entrusted to the Brister Funeral Home of Immokalee.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 29, 1937--The death of Capt. John Frederick Menge yesterday at the Lee memorial hospital marked the passing of one of the last river pioneers who contributed greatly to the development of the Caloosahatchee valley from the early '80s to the present year. Captain Menge was not only a close friend of such notables as Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford, but he was known and loved by thousands of persons in South Florida. Captain Menge was 78 years old at his death but had always been known as one of the youngest of the old timers because of his mental alertness and physical energy. He was a man of both ideas and action and had the ability to translate this combination of characteristics into accomplishment. He had been a resident of Fort Myers for 55 years, coming to South Florida in 1881 to dig drainage canals for the Hamilton Disston land reclamation company. Funeral services for Captain Menge will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Engelhardt funeral home on McGregor boulevard with the Rev. Frank A. Shore of St. Luke's Episcopal church officiating. Music will be furnished by the Episcopal choir. The pallbearers will be J. L. Loftin, W. P. Henley, John M. Boring, Capt. R. Henley, John M. Boring, Capt. R. W. Dupree, Capt. Andrew Kinzie and R. Vivian Lee. Captain Menge was one of the first men to start the reclamation of the Everglades by providing drainage for the fertile lands around Lake Okeechobee. After completing this job for the Disston Land company, Captain Menge settled in Fort Myers and established the Menge Brothers Steamship line to provide connections between Fort Myers and the Atlantaic Coast Line terminal at Punta Gorda. Then he extended his boat business to serve all the country up the Caloosahatchee valley. His first passenger boat was the "Suwanee" which operated for passengers and freight between Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale. As the Caloosahatchee valley developed, Captain Menge acquired and operated many paddle-wheel steamboats and motor launches. Among the better known boats on the line were the Anna C., Thomas A. Edison, Ada May, Nyanza, City of Athens, Uneeda and Ralph Barker. His favorites were the Suwanee and the Thomas A. Edison. A replica of the Suwanee was built by Henry Ford and now runs on the Rouge river at Dearborn as an example of early Americana. After the steamboat days began to dim, Captain Menge's knowledge of transportation was recognized by the Atlantic coast Line and for 12 years he served astheir commercial and coloniation agent. He was also interested in the propagation of papayas and avocados. As he grew older, Captan Menge was always proud of his physical fitness and has foot race with Henry Ford was an annual and very private event. Captain Menge usually admitted that he had been bested by the motor manufacturer. At Captain Menge's request, Mr. Edison at one time tried to invent a machine to clear the rivers of water hyacinths which impeded steamboats. The machine was invented and worked but the hyacinths multiplied too fast for any sort of machine to keep the rivers clear. At one time, Mr. Edison told Captain Menge that before long all boats would be driven by electricity. He later wrote the steamboat captain that he had found out that enough batteries to operatae a boat would sink the craft. Captain Menge is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lee Hendry Menge, a brother, Conrad Menge of Dearborn, Mich., a sister, Miss Nettie Menge of New Orleans, La., four daughters, Mrs. Howard Denham of Ocala, Mrs. John Clark of Bartow, Mrs. Katheriene Pursley and Mrs. Nettie Pearl Battey of Fort Myers, two sons, C. Dean Menge and Frederick A. Menge of Chicago, Ill., 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Tampa Tribune, August 12, 1986--Jeffrey Alan Menges, born June 24, 1955 in Tampa Florida, died August 11, 1986 in Tampa. He was the son of Sidney Albert and Sybil Inez Thomas Menges. He was a grandson of Lee County pioneers Jesse B. and Mattie E. Magill Thomas and great-grandson of John Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth Pettus Magill, and Lewis Norman and Mary Ellen Johnson Thomas., early settlers of LaBelle and Felda FL. He is the brother of Ronald Albert Gress, Palos Verdes CA, Priscilla Ann Menges Borrelli, San Francisco CA and Terry Menges Dean Hamilton-Wollin, Indian Rocks Beach FL. Mr. Menges served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War era. He was a journeyman electrician in Tampa FL and is also survived by ex-wife Shari Ritchie , nephews Markham Patrick Dean McGill , Keba Armand Walker Konte, George Achin, and nieces Darcy Yeager-Miller, Ronelle Gress, Lake Walker Rivera and Celeste Walker. Internment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa, FL.
Tampa Tribune, Aug 9, 1994--Sybil Inez Thomas Menges, born in LaBelle January 13, 1926, died August 8, 1994 in Tampa FL. She was the wife of Sidney Albert Menges, and mother of Jeffrey Alan Menges (deceased) and Terry Menges Dean Hamilton-Wollin of Indian Rocks Beach. She was a daughter of Lee County pioneers Jesse B. and Mattie E. Magill Thomas and grandaughter of John Hamilton and Mary Elizabeth Pettus Magill, and Lewis Norman and Mary Ellen Johnson Thomas., early settlers of LaBelle and Felda FL. She is also survived by brothers Jesse Leo Thomas, Tampa FL, and Dr. Wilbur Alan Thomas of Albany GA and, stepdaughter Priscilla Menges Borrelli and stepson Ronald Gress,both of California. Her brother Roland Thomas predeceased her. Mrs. Menges enjoyed a long career with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department in Tampa and retired in 1994. Internment at Ft Denaud Cemetery in Hendry County, FL.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 29, 1955 - Sharon Ann Mercer, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Mercer, of 1012 Michigan ave., died Saturday night. Surviving besides her parents is a sister, Sandra Kay Mercer, one brother, Jay Mercer, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Luckey, and grandmother Mrs. W. T. Mercer, all of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd O'Bannon officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press Feb 21, 2005 Delores Youmans Meredith, 67, of Ft. Myers went to be with Jesus on 2/18/05. She was a lifelong resident of Ft. Myers and the beloved wife of Bob Meredith. She is survived by her children, Stacy West (Eric), Darryl Meredith (Sue) and Rene' Laurinaitis (Donnie), her grandchildren, Ryan West, Whitney West and Garrett Meredith, her sister Pat Ellis (FMHS 1947) and many beloved friends. Besides working with people, she loved to travel to the mountains, walking on the beach, watching westerns, listening to Christian music and spending time with her family and friends. Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother and friend she will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 1 PM, at Hope Hospice Chapel, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Ft. Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice. FMHS 1956
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 3, 1935--Mrs. Angela Merideth, 84-year-old Lee county pioneer, died yesterday afternoon at her home on Heitman street after a short illness. Mrs. Merideth came to Fort Myers as a young girl from Key West in the early 80's and has lived here continuously every since. She is a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church where services will be conducted at 9:30 o'clock this morning by Rev. R. P. Brennan. Mrs. Merideth is survived by a son, Alfonse Aldacosta of Naples and seven grandchildren: Marcus, Elma, Richmond, Francis and Helen Aldacosta; Mrs. Marie Price and Mrs. Mary Brumley. The pallbearers will be Elmo, Richmond and Francis Aldacosta; Leonard, Godfrey and Cyril Santini. Burial will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Journal-World, May 3,
2011 - A memorial service for Jane
Merrill, 69, Ottawa, will be at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Lawrence
Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.She died Saturday, April 30, 2011, due to
complications from a stroke in 1996.She
born Feb. 19, 1942, the daughter of Evelyn Jordan Merrill and James
graduated from George Washington High School in Washington, D.C., and
the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.She
a newspaper reporter for the Holden Progress, the Savannah Reporter,
Joseph News-Press and several daily papers near Tampa, Fla. She worked
Johnson County Social and Rehabilitative Services for four years before
retiring in 1996. She enjoyed working with children
and was active
in the community, working with schools, PTA, sports clubs and Girl
Merrill enjoyed reading, traveling, politics and playing
include a daughter, Sherry Tamerius and husband Glenn, Lawrence; a son,
Grothusen and wife Nancy McDonald, Philadelphia; four grandchildren;
husband, John Grothusen; and two brothers, Hugh Merrill, Kansas City
James Merrill, Monkton, Md.She was preceded her in death by
her parents.The family
suggests memorials to Holden Sports Association, P.O. Box 232, Holden,
MO 64040. Online
condolences may be sent at
Fort Myers News- Press, 30 March 2006 -- Marshall E. Meshaw, 81, of Cape Coral, FL passed away March 29, 2006. He was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Rockingham, NC. He served in the Army in the South Pacific during WWII. Marshall retired from Nice Ball Bearing Co. in Lansdale, PA in 1986. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurel, his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters. Surviving are his son, Norman (Carol) Meshaw of Blackwood, NJ; loving longtime companion, Rita Connelly; brother, Douglas (Sue) Meshaw of Columbia, PA; sisters, Betty (Wayne) Hamblin of Southern Pines, SC and Shirley Nemeth of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren Lisa (Sean) Lesher of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Michelle (Michael) Cavallaro of Lindenwold, NJ and his great-grandchildren, Mark, Alyssa, Angel and William.Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 2006 at 12:30 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, from 11:30-12:30 prior to services. Burial will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press , 8 Nov 2006 -- Marolyn Louise Metcalf, 70, of Fort Myers died November 6, 2006. Marolyn was born in Bonita Springs, FL, a daughter of the late Jesse C. and Mildred W. Yon. She was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy, she was a Bonita Girl, enjoyed people especially her children and grand children, she loved fishing with her family and traveling in the motor home.Mrs. Metcalf is survived by her husband of 53 years Jasper C. whose love for each other will last for an eternity, her children Wayne C. (Vanessa) Metcalf of CO, Carolyn M. (Larry) Pritchard of Cape Coral, Grant J. (Kathy) Metcalf of Ruskin, James V. (Cathy) Metcalf of Fort Myers, her sister Louise Hooks of Fort Myers, her grandchildren Nichole, Andrew, Alex, Alyssa, her great-grandchildren Jackson and Patrick. She was predeceased by her sister Carolyn Bissonnette who lived next door to Marolyn for 30 years.A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday at 10 AM, the family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30.Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 5, 2006 Madeline Sumner Meyer, 83, of Ft. Myers died October 30, 2006. Madeline was born in Ft. Myers on August 29, 1923 the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Eula L (Blount) Sumner. She attended Ft. Myers High School and graduated in 1941, in 1948 she married Arleigh (George) Meyer. Madeline enjoyed reading and dancing, she was a loving and caring woman and she loved her family. Mrs. Meyer is survived by her daughter and son in law Janet and James Remmel of North Ft . Myers, her son and daughter in law Arleigh Jr., and Danuta Meyer of Friendswood, Tx., her brother John Edward Sumner of N.C. Also her 5 grandchildren Patricia, Donna, Stephanie, Hollie and Arlee, 7 great grandchildren Blake, Spencer, Jenna Dayton, Landen, Logan, Gavin and Falyn. She was predeceased by her husband Arleigh (George) Meyer in 1978, her brothers Clayton, Fred, Albert Sumner. A memorial funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11 AM the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 AM. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens 239-936-0555
Myers News-Press July 16, 2009
Regina Berry McCardle Miceli passed away on
Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Gina (as she was universally known) died at her
long-time Bonita Springs home, surrounded by the love of her family and
friends.Gina was born in Atlanta, GA on December 31, 1936. She was the
first of eight children born to James Zackary and Neta Belle Colley
Berry. She met and married Thomas Alva McCardle in 1954 and they had
three children while they lived in the Atlanta area.In 1964, Gina, Tom
and the kids moved to Bonita Springs, where Tom had been born and where
his extended family lived. There they enjoyed exchanging the cold north
Georgia winters for the sun, sand and beaches of southwest Florida.Many
in Bonita will remember Gina McCardle for her many years as reporter
and Managing Editor of the Bonita Banner for almost 10 years. After
that, she and her best friend, May Block, briefly owned and managed the
Bonita free weekly paper, The Banyan.Divorced from Tom for many years,
Gina met and married Rosario Joseph (RJ) Miceli of Bonita in 1978. He
owned an auto dealership and later they started and ran the Bonita Taxi
Service together until RJ's death in 1999.Gina was predeceased by her
parents, all her siblings and her husband, Rosario "RJ" Miceli and
ex-husband Thomas Alva McCardle. She is survived by her three children,
Thomasa "Tommi" (Michael Medenis) Martin of Virginia Beach, VA, Stanley
(Altis) McCardle of Summerville, SC and Theresa "Teri" (Rick) Wiley of
Wheatland, WY. Extended family members are Kimberly "Kim" (Don)
McCardle Thomson of Bonita Springs, Debora "Debbie" Candito of Naples,
Robert "Bobbie" (Linda) Miceli of Golden Gate and Diane (Greg) Kessler
of Naples, 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.As was her
wishes, Gina will be cremated and laid to rest in the Bonita Springs
Cemetery next to her husband, RJ. A service celebrating her life and
loves will be held on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Shikany's
Bonita Funeral Home 28300 So. Tamiami Tr.. Visitation with family and
friends will start at 5 PM. Anyone wishing to make memorial donations
are encouraged to contact Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs who made
Gina's last days so much more comfortable and the Friends of Gummy, a
local pet rescue group which was always there to help Gina with the
many homeless cats that seemed to find her over the years.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, December 13, 1998 - Bonnie C. Middleton, our beloved mother, passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 60. She was a native Floridian, born in Fort Myers, Fla., on January 8, 1935. She lived her whole life here. She owned and operated her own business, Middleton's Draperies, for 36 years. She was a generous, wonderful woman who will leave a lasting impression on all who knew her. She will be missed greatly. She is survived by her four children; daughter, Janet Howard; three sons, Stanley, Richard and Kenny Middleton; three daughters-in-law; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; her sisters, Agnes Fuller and Betty Raulerson; many nieces, nephews, all of Fort Myers, Fla. Memorial services for Bonnie will be at Lee Memorial Park on St. road 82 at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, the 15th of December. A viewing will be on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for all friends and family who loved and cared for Bonnie. Flowers will be appreciated, as well as donations to Hope Hospice in her behalf. The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Richard's house at 2114 Bahama Ave. following the services. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880
Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 5, 2008 -- Ernest Lamar "Boney" Middleton, born Jan 20, 1927 passed away Oct 02, 2008. Boney was a pioneer of Fort Myers and a proud "Greenie" from the class of 1945. This is where he excelled in academics and sports; Boney was inducted in the Fort Myers Senior High School Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Boney was a student of the University of Florida, he Bled Orange and Blue all of his adult life. As a young boy he was involved in Boy Scouts where he was awarded the highest Honors "Order of the Arrow" and "Eagle Scout". Boney was a soldier in the United States Army he served our Country during WWII in the Pacific. After which he continued to serve as an Officer in the Special Forces and Reserves until 1967. Boney provided for his family as an independent insurance agent than owner of Midtown Insurance. He leaves to cherish his memory his former Wife Pamela Robinson the mother of his six children; Rick, Steve, Judy Wolf (Rocky), Bill (Cheryl), Mary, Nancy Arlotta (Pete), also eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter and his beloved life partner of 31 years, Virginia Williamson, her 4 children and 5 grandchildren and his sister Rena Bartley. Celebration of Boney's Life will be held at Harvey- Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home on Wednesday Oct 08, 2008 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sam Sirranni Memorial Fund - Fort Myers High School Hall of Fame Museum or the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Condolences and donation information may be viewed at: www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 11, 2008 Rebecca Whan Midgley, 84, of Fort Myers, passed away November 9, 2008. Rebecca was born November 25, 1923 in Monroe, Georgia to Robert and Sally (Clegg) Hanson. During WWII, Rebecca was a "Rosie the Riveter," working on B-25 bombers. She moved to Fort Myers in April of 1961 from Griffin, GA. Rebecca was a founding member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, as well as the first female church Elder and a past Deacon. Rebecca was a past President of the Ladies Oriental Shrine, a sponsor of the Fort Myers Symphony Orchestra, and she was active with the Araba Shrine Temple. Rebecca worked along side her late husband, Bob Whan, in co-ownership of Jan Crystals in Fort Myers.Rebecca leaves behind her son, Kim Whan of Fort Myers, a daughter, Allison Wood of Fort Myers, 11 grandchildren, Mark, Lisa, Brett, Becky, Lori, David, Aaron, Rob, Duane, Charles, and Loren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth McEver of Jacksonville. Rebecca is preceded in death by two husbands, L.H. (Bob) Whan and Jim Midgley, her daughter, Gail W. Noack, and a great-grandson, Caleb Whan.The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 13th, 10:30 am-12:30 pm and 6:00-8:00 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14th, 11:00 AM, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 33901. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 19, 2007- James Mihacy, 64, of Cape Coral, devoted son of Anna Mihacy and the late Louis Mihacy passed away March 17, 2007. James was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 23, 1942. He was an Auditor in the Transportation Industry. James was a veteran of the US Army. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church and had resided here since 1990 coming from Chicago. He was a member of Devorah Lodge. Surviving besides his Mother Anna Mihacy of Cape Coral are 2 brothers, Paul (Audrey) Mihacy and Frank (Debbie) Mihacy of Cape Coral; his sister, Rosemarie (Michael) Mihacy-Boggs of Fredericksburg, VA; 2 nieces, Michelle Riesser and Lisa Rivadulla; a nephew, Daniel Mihacy; 2 great nieces, Katelyn and Olivia Rivadulla. Visitation will be held TONIGHT, March 19, 2007 from 6-8 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 11:30 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County.
The Plain Dealer, July 8, 2012 – Hattie M Mikridge, 101, of Cape Coral FL., passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Golf Coast Village. She was born Oct. 26, 1911 in Cleveland, OH., to Walter and Nellie Maliszewski. Mrs. Mikridge retired from Kresge's Company as a clerk and had resided in Cape Coral for the past 32 years. The beloved wife of the late Dimitro, Hattie is survived by her son, George and his lifelong partner, Carol Rector; daughter Mary and her husband, James Hollomon; three grandchildren, Michele Schuchert, Michael Felice and Anthony Felice; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jack, Emily, Matthew, Julia, Ryan, Adam and Jena. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 10 between 10 A.M.- 1 P.M. in Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery in Cape Coral, FL, with service and entombment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909 and/or the Tony Rotino Senior Center, 5817 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904. Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 2012 - Marlene Meeker Milam (Cox), 75 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012. She was born on October 16, 1936 in Covington, Kentucky to William and Dorothy Cox. Marlene has been a resident of the area since 1978. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Matlacha, which she thought of as her extended family and was involved in many activities. She enjoyed shopping, going to the movies and spending time with her church family. She is survived by her children, Daniel Meeker of Hamilton, OH , Gerald Meeker of Cape Coral, and Sandra Castleberry of Port St. Lucie, FL; grandchildren, Joshua and Caleb Meeker, Rachael Meeker and Daniel Meeker, Jr.; sister, Marian Heath of Hamilton, OH. Marlene was preceded in death by her husbands, Virgil Meeker and Walter Milam. The visitation will be on Tuesday (Today) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Funeral Service will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 7th at the First Baptist Church of Matlacha, 3310 SW Pine Island Rd., Matlacha, Pastor Mark Holland, officiating. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for Marlene's family.
Fort Myers News- Press -- May 16, 2010 Jane M. Milburn, 86, resident of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, for 43 years, died at home May 2, 2010. Born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, to Caroline Catherine Jones and Col. John Livingstone Milburn, She lived at 92 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio in the 1930's and 40's. She was a 1942 graduate of Rayen School and also attended Youngstown College. She lived 16 years in Poland, Ohio, moving to Fort Myers Beach in 1967. Ms. Milburn was owner and operator of The Breakers Motel, a real estate broker, office manager for Moss Marine, and answered the phone for John Grey Painting. Ms. Milburn was an avid golfer, bowler, sail boater and passionate sports enthusiast. She served as an officer for several civic organizations, enjoyed gardening, loved to party and dance, and was friend to many dogs and cats. Ms. Milburn is pre-deceased by her parents, sister Patricia N. Cessna, and twin sister Elizabeth (Bette) M. Toot. Ms. Milburn is survived by son John (Patty) Grey, daughter Elizabeth (Stephen) Schad, and step-children Skipper Pitt and Virginia Walters. She leaves five beloved grandchildren: Derrick (Dana) Grey, Nathaniel Grey, Cheryl (John) Clark, John (Melody) Priester, and Ruth (Tim) Young, twelve great- grandchildren, first cousin Mary Branch Bayer, and beloved nephew Douglas (Lola) Toot. Ms. Milburn will be interred with her twin sister in the family plot at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama. There will be no calling hours nor memorial service. Please forward any memorial gifts to Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Alabama, 36104.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, March 15, 1932-- The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Miller died yesterday afternoon at the residence, 1037 Washington street, in East Fort Myers. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements, which will be announced later.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, March 4, 1932--Charles John Miller, 55 years old, died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning at his residence in Russell Park. Death followed a long illness. Mr. Miller had been a resident of Fort Myers for two and a half years, coming here from Joliet, Ill. He had been employed by the Perry Baking company here. Mr. Miller is survived by his widow. The body, which is in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, will be sent to Joliet this morning for burial.
Fort Myers News-Press Jan 11, 2009 Charles Leland Miller was born in Fort Myers FL on February 11, 1929. He went to his heavenly home on January 8, 2009. A service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2009 in the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland with entombment following in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2009 and 9:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Roberta (Bobbie), daughter Patty (Miller) Ethridge (Dr. Chris) of Madison, MS and son, Bruce Miller (Sherry) of Elmhurst, IL. Grandchildren include: Dr. Amy (Ethridge) Hatchett (Brad) of Jackson, MS, Andy Ethridge (Ashley) of Franklin, TN, Phil Ethridge (Maggie) of Madison, MS, Lauren Ethridge of Greensboro, NC, Masters Charlie and Coleman Miller of Elmhurst, IL and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Bertie Scott (Wesley) of Fort Myers and sister-in-law, Myrtle Miller of Sarasota, FL as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Louise Miller of Ft. Myers, sisters Ruby Coleman, Frances Johnston and brother Harold Miller .After pastoring churches in Pine Island, FL and Cascade, VA, the Millers served as career missionaries under the Foreign Mission Board (SBC) in the Philippines for 34 years. Upon retirement, Rev. and Mrs. Miller lived in Gulf Breeze, FL until 2005 when they moved to Ridgeland, MS. During retirement, the Millers served in Bosnia under the Mission Board for six months.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 22, 1934--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller of 1117 Woodside avenue, East End, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The baby was buried at 3 o'clock in the city cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, November 24, 1969 Elmus Abner Miller, 71, of 4515 Tice St., died Sunday night. He had lived here 44 years.Survivors include his five daughters, Mrs. Alma Blanco, Mrs. J. W. Turner, Mrs. Leroy Sellers of Tice, Mrs. H. S. Pigott of North Fort Myers and Mrs. Grace Wright of Hialeah; three sons, O. E. Miller of Palatka, H. E. Miller of Albany, Ga., and Earl A. Miller of North Fort Myers; three brothers, Zora Miller of Hialeah, Berry Miller and Lester Miller of Cairo, Ga.; over 100 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of God on Palm Beach Blvd. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald R. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press-- 28 Oct 2007 Frances Marie Pavese Miller, 87 a lifetime resident of Fort Myers died Wednesday, October 24, 2007. A member of the Church of the Resurrection, Frances loved Bridge, Bingo and Crossword puzzles and her favorite place was on the beach at Fort Myers Beach. Surviving are her daughters, Karen (Ed) Wood, Lauren (Frank Sr.) Aloia, Carol (Bob) Collier, Pamela (Ron) Edwards, Christine Middleton, and Cynthia Watterson all of Fort Myers, grandchildren, Nicole (Alan) Bryant, Frank (Nancy) Aloia, Jr., Daniel Aloia and Lori Aloia, Terri (Scott) Gower, Jennifer (Cory) Costa, Buddy Edwards, Karla Edwards, Michael Edwards, Ricky (Marilyn) Middleton, Jr., Diane (Kenny) Shaffer, T.J. Watterson, Amy Watterson and Matthew Watterson, great grandchildren, Dakotah Bryant, Cody Costa, Brianna Costa and Ava Aloia, brother Frank Pavese, Sr. of Fort Myers, sisters Louise Clark of Austin, TX., Honey (Fred) Edrich of Fort Myers, sister-in-laws, Fay Miller of Akron, OH, and Mary Miller of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, brother-in-law, Ralph Miller of Mt. Vernon, OH and many dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Miller.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Resurrection. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, November 8, 1935-- Funeral services for Frederick A. Miller, prominent citizen of Naples, were held yesterday afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with Rev. O. T. Anderson officiating. Interment followed at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Many people from Naples attended the funeral and followed the body to the cemetery. Mr. Miller died Wednesday at his home in Naples as the result of a sudden heart attack. He had lived at Naples and served as clerk of the city government since his retirement as secretary of the Ralston Steel Car Company of Columbus and Canton, Ohio. At Naples he was associated with E. W. Crayton as secretary of the Naples Tropical Realty Company and the Naples Groves and Truck Company. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Miller, two daughters, Mrs. M. Cole and Miss Edith Miller of Naples. Mr. Miller was also active in civic and charitable work in Naples. Pallbearers at the funeral were William L. Clarke, Jr., E.W. Crayton, E. L. Bowling. A. L. McSwain, R. S. Bennett, H. E. Lundquist, Capt. Charles Stewart and A. E. Conant .
Fort Myers News-Press, July 25. 2010 - A native of Fort Myers, Gladys Cleo (Cary) Harney Miller (85) was born on September 20, 1924 and went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2010. After living gracefully with Parkinson's for 10 years, she passed at home, surrounded by her large loving family who were able to share stories and memories with her until her final days. Cleo is preceded in death by husbands Lt. Raymond Earl Harney (1944) and Albert Nathan Miller, Sr. (1985). Cleo (Mema) is survived by her five children and their spouses Raymond (Kathy) Harney, Marilyn (David) Hoiles, Nathan (Francine) Miller, Carol (Rodney) Benson and Janet (Dominic) Puglisi; a brother Glenn (Linnie) Cary, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.Cleo epitomized the dignity and selflessness of her generation. She was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband's business: Miller Brothers Well Drilling. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church since 1948 where she touched many lives by teaching Sunday School, caring for children in the nursery, cooking family-night dinners, working on the teller committee and serving in the baptism ministry. She is a well-loved woman who will be missed greatly by all who knew her.A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service with graveside following.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 29, 1937--Mrs.Harriet Miller, 39-year-old wife of O. H. Miller, died late lasat night at the Lee Memorial hospital as the result of a stroke suffered two days ago. Mrs. Miller was a prominent worker in Parent-Teacher activities and affairs of the First Presbyterian church. She was born in Speery, Ia. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, O. H. Miller, two daughters, Kathryn and Jane and one son, Allen. The body has been taken to the Spooner-Engelhardt funeral home and funeral arrangements will be announced later. July 30, 1937--Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Margaret Miller, 39-year-old wife of O. H. Miller, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. O. T. Anderson officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Kent Pendleton. Interment will be at the Fort Myers cemetery with the Spooner and Englehardt funeral home in charge of arrange-ments. Mrs. Miller died late Wednesday night at the Lee Memorial hospital. A native of Iowa, Mrs. Miller had lived in Fort Myers since 1924. She had been state secretary of the Parent Teachers association and was active in school and church circles. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, two daughters, Kathryn and Jayne, a son, Allen, her father, Amos Bolick, and an aunt, Mrs. Cora Nealey. The body will lie in state at the Presbyterian church from 9 until 10 o'clock this morning. Pallbearers at the funeral will be George Mann, Cecil Hooker, DeCorsey Pollock, Tom Burgess, Monroe Jeffcott and Herbert Sheasley.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS- May 28, 1970 Mrs. Jemima Miller of 333 New York Drive of Tice, died Wednesday afternoon in Naples. She came to Tice five years ago from Illinois. She was born in England in 1877 and is the last of 13 children. Survivors are sons, T. Ray Miller of Tice and William J. Miller of Sarasota, 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.NOTE: Fort Myers Cemetery
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb.
1940--Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning for John
W. Miller at the Spooner & Engelhardt chapel on
McGregor boulevard with the Rev. William Graham Kennedy officiating.
Interment will be in Fort Myers cemetery. Miller, 30-year-old chauffeur
and president of the Royal Palm Motorcycle club here, died from
injuries suffered Monday when thrown from his motorcycle after applying
the brake too suddenly in a traffic jam. Members of the motorcycle club
will serve as pallbearers. Those chosen are Thomas Athard, Heyward
Scott, Robert Moore, J. R. Hailey, Neil Paul and Mack Jones.
Caloosa Belle Feb 28, 2009 FORT MYERS - Joy Spencer Miller, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Bonita Springs. She was 56. She was born Feb. 19, 1953 in Tampa. Joy was a graduate of LaBelle High School, University of Florida, was a previous member of Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle and worked at both LaBelle Elementary and Orange River Elementary. She was currently a member of The Church of the Cross in Fort Myers. Her most valued accomplishment was being a loving mother and wife to the love of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruth Spencer; and two brothers, Bill and Baby Spencer. Survivors include her husband, Mike Miller; three sons, Michael Miller (Sue Ann), Shaun Miller, and Tyler Miller; one daughter, Nikku Miller; one grandson, Hunter Miller; and one sister, Jacqueline Spencer. Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle, with Pastor Benton Mangueira and Reverend Jeff Moran officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Joy Spencer Miller Educational Fund at Florida Community Bank for Joy's children.
Myers News-Press Feb 21, 2006
Marcia Karen Houghton Miller born in Fort
Myers on March 31, 1954, died of streptococcal pneumonia on February 9,
2006. A resident of San Diego, CA, for the past 20 years Marcia had
worked as an accountant. A graduate of Fort Myers Senior High, Marcia
attended the University of South Florida on a tennis scholarship. She
leaves many memories of her love for tennis, piano playing, sewing,
cooking and giving to others. She is survived by her parents, Frances
and Bill Houghton, of Fort Myers, and daughter, Tami Krae Miller, her
husband, Matt, and sons, Joshua and Timothy of Montgomery, Alabama. She
is also survived by her sister, Martha Brookshire and her husband,
David of New York City; her brother, Mahlan Houghton and his wife,
Paula, of Fort Myers; her brother, Mark Houghton and his wife, Kim, of
Overland Park, Kansas. In addition, she is survived by nieces Dari
Brookshire Mullins and her husband, Allen of Asheville, NC; Dayci
Brookshire of NYC and Brittani Houghton of Fort Myers. She is survived
by nephews J.D. Brookshire of NYC, Billy Houghton of Fort Myers and
Charlie Houghton of Overland Park, Kansas, plus great nephew and nieces
of Asheville, NC: Artie, Autumn and Aspen Mullins. Surviving maternal
aunts are; Barbara Metts of Nashville, TN, Jackie Burns of Sanibel
Island, and Dorothy Graham of Fort Myers. Surviving paternal uncle,
Lester Houghton of Orlando and paternal aunt, Eleanor Bowerman of
Brandon, FL. Also surviving are 10 maternal cousins and 8 paternal
cousins. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in
Fort Myers, FL on February 26, 2006, at 6 PM. Family will receive
friends at a reception following the service in the Activities Center
Atrium. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in
memory of Marcia Houghton at the Museum of Medical History, P.O. Box
7633, Fort Myers, FL 33911 or to First Baptist Church of Fort Myers,
1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers News-Press Sep 28, 2006 Ralph Ellis Miller, 82, of N. Fort Myers passed away September 24, 2006 in N. Fort Myers. Funeral services will be TODAY (9/28/06), 11 AM at Anderson Funeral Home. Friends may call from 9:30-11 AM at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 24, 1994 - Ruth M. Atwell Miller died Wednesday, April 20, 1994. She came to Fort Myers from Mooresville, Indiana 17 years ago. She was a Catholic. She is surived by three sons: Dr. Bence C. Miller, Cincinatti, Ohio; Lee E. Miller, Cape Coral, FL, and Wayne D. Miller, Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Joyce M. Griffey, Ft. Myers; one brother, Walter Atwell, Englewood, CA. Visitation will be Thursday, April 21, 1994 from 6 to 8 p.m. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Friday, April 22, 1994 at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Sep 12, 2008-- Shannon Renee (Hahn) Miller, 20, died in an automobile accident on September 4, 2008. Shannon, a native of Ft. Myers recently moved to Mt. Vernon, Texas with her family. Survivors include her husband Joshua Glen Miller; her two children, Cypress Lanae Miller (3) and Joshua Lane Miller (9 months); parents Theresa Reynolds and Jeffery Hahn (Meredith); sisters Amanda Hope (Daniels) Hoffman (Jason) and Mason Renee Hahn; brother Jeffery Paul Hahn; grandparents Hope and Tom Reynolds and Carol and Donald McNeely; aunt Susan Taylor (Jeff); uncle Greg Kirk; cousins Wesley Kirk, Laney Taylor, and Kristin Taylor; Joshua's parents Kim and Glen Miller and his brother and sister Cody and Tonya; as well as other family and friends, especially Aunt Deana, Aunt Lisa, and Shawn.Shannon was greeted in Heaven by her aunt Monya Kirk and great-grandparents.Shannon's family was her world. We love you Shannon and miss you.Funeral services will be held Monday at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home located at 12777 S.R. 82. The viewing will be from 9:00-11:00. Funeral services begin at 11:00. The burial will take place following at Alva Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at Bank of America to help with funeral expenses and to care for the children. Donations can be made at any Bank of America location. Please make donations payable to Cypress and Lane Miller.
Fort Myers News-Press,
October 23, 2012 - Jerry
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 13, 2008 Love doesn't end with dying Or leave with the last breath. For someone you've loved deeply, Love doesn't end with death. John H. Mills Sr., 65, of Alva died Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in his home after a battle with cancer. He was born September 5, 1943 in Olga, son of Bascom and Luda Mae Mills. John served in the Navy and was later employed by B&I Contractors for many years before his retirement to enjoy life with his wife Sue. John was a master craftsman and welder. In his life he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and was an avid race fan. John was a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather and a true friend to all that knew him. He was known to be an honest man who would give to others without expecting anything in return. He was very independent and hard working and known to never get in a hurry, but rather get the job done perfectly every time. He was very proud of his life and at peace with all he had accomplished. No greater man will we ever know. We are all so blessed to have had him in our lives. He will be dearly missed.He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sue. Daughters: Sherry Sabatino of Alva, Connie Mills of NC and Robin Vanlandingham-Laird of Alva. Son: Ronald Sabatino of Alva, son-in-law: Mike Laird of Alva, grandchildren: Dannielle and Paige Noble of NC and Taylor, Michael and Samantha Laird of Alva, brother: George B. Mills Jr. of Buckingham, sister-in-law: Jerry Mills of Buckingham, nephew: David Roberts of N. Fort Myers, niece: Cindy Roberts of N. Fort Myers. There are many more nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family. The family would like to extend our love and appreciation to his close friends who stayed by his side through this difficult time: Shawn Williams, Tim Lewis, Paul Archey, Comer Taylor and Russ and Donna Henderson.He was preceded in death by his two sons: John Hugh Mills Jr. and Joseph Bascom Mills (Joey), of Alva and his parents Bascom and Luda Mae Mills of Olga.A memorial service will be held at the Alva Cemetery on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM. Funeral arrangements provided by Anderson Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Dec. 2, 1926--Ruth Mills, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mills of LaBelle, died at 10:30 last night as the result of burns received in an accident Sunday. Burial will be made at the Fort Denaud cemetery, a casket having been secured this morning at the Englehardt undertaking establishment in this city.
Coly Cornelius 'Buck' Mims, age 88, of LaBelle, passed away September 14, 2003, in Cape Coral. He was born August 12, 1915 in St. Andrews, FL to William Henry Mims and Rosa Lindsay Mims. Buck was a veteran of the Army, serving during WWII. He was a longtime resident of LaBelle. Survivors include his daughter; Charla Longenecker and husband James of LaBelle, son; Charles Larry Mason of Naples, grandchildren; Michael Mason, Shari Mason, Whitney Longenecker and Dalton Longenecker of LaBelle
2002-02-04 - Mother Susie Weatherspoon Mims, age 88, died Thursday, January 31,2002. Although she resided with her daughter in Lawrenceville, Georgia, she was a long-time resident of Ft. Myers, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Deacon Booker T. Mims, Sr. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church family for 57 years. She is survived by; sons and daughters-in-law; Archie and Katie Weatherspoon of Tallahassee, Fl; son, Booker T. Mims of Chicago, IL; and daughter-in-law, Marie Walker of Ft. Myers, FL. Daughters; Beverly Y. Mims of Lawrenceville, GA; Irish Mims of Waldorf, MD, and Rubye Mims Lucas of Atlanta, GA. (son, Clarence Walker, and a daughter, Leola Walker, preceded her in death.) Two sisters-in-law; Zulean Green, of Miami, FL, and Bishop Beatrice Mims of Savanah, GA. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, a nephew near and dear to her heart, Ernest McMillian, Jr., and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 11:00 AM, at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church with Pastor William Glover officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Horace Barrett Funeral Home, 2305 Henderson Ave., Ft. Myers, FL.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 29, 2007-- Travis W. Minix Sr., of Fort Myers, died March 26, 2007. Travis was born in Dallas, Texas a son of Billy Travis and Wanda J. Minix, he lived in Little Rock, AK and moved to the local area in 1982. Travis coached little league, soccer, football in Fort Myers, he was an avid golfer and enjoyed competitive sports. He had his own mortgage and real estate business and more recently worked for Sell State Advantage. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church. Travis is survived by his Father Billy Travis Minix, his Mother Wanda J. (Hogan) Minix both of AK, his sons Travis W. Minix Jr., Tyler Minix, Austin Martin all of Fort Myers, his sisters Tawanna Tackett and Julie Goss and special friend Sharon Curtis of Cape Coral. A funeral service celebrating his life will conducted in First Assembly of God Church on Friday at 2 PM, the family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 12-2 PM. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can made at 5th Third Bank in honor of Travis W. Minix Sr. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
Fort Myers News-Press--25 Oct 2007 Eleanor Ruth Minnicks, 90, of Fort Myers, FL, formally of Cumberland, MD, died on October 22nd in Fort Myers.Dolly was born in Cumberland, MD to Eleanor (Decker) and Alonzo Chorpenning. She was prceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Minnicks, Sister, Dorothy A. Fisher, and brothers, Paul and Joseph Chorpenning, all of Cumberland. She is survived by nieces/nephews Dorothy Ann Thompson (Fisher) of North Fort Myers, William G. Fisher of Morrow, OH, Constance Sterner (Chorpenning) of Mt. Vernon, IL, Paul Chorpenning, Jr. of Oakland, MD, Patrick Chorpenning of Peoria, AZ, Mary Roland (Chorpenning) of Frostburg, MD, Sondra Ellis (Wagner) of St. Louis, MO, and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.She graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland in 1933 and attended her 65th reunion there in 1998. Her husband, Charles "Butch", served in the 17th Airborne in France, Belgium, and Germany during World War II. For several years after the war, Dolly and Charles owned and operated the Stadium Inn across from Beall H.S. in Frostburg, MD, together with in-laws, Kitty and Ed Minnicks.Mrs. Minnicks lived in the Fort Myers area since 1955 and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for 52 years. When first moving to Florida in 1955, they lived for a short time at Tim's Trailer Park on the old Tamiami Trail in N. Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River. They built their home on Sacramento St. in Palmona Park in N. Fort Myers next door to friends, Lee and Cal Nichols. Many other family and friends eventually followed to live on the same block. She and Charles enjoyed fishing and crabbing in their early years in Fort Myers and shared this love with visitors, spending hours at the Snook Inn between thunder storms over Matlacha. We remember playing pool in their little "shop" behind their home and dinners at Sonny's Restaurant on old Rt.41 enjoying Mama's Italian spaghetti. A cat lover, Dolly was never without a cat from the earliest memories of her surviving family. She leaves behind her latest "best friend", Gray C, who will also miss her care and affection. Having no children of their own, Aunt Dolly and Uncle Butch were favorites to nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country. Locally, she became like a mother to niece, Dorothy Thompson (Fisher) and grandmother to Jeremy Thompson.Visitation will be held 4-6 PM Sunday, October 28th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The funeral will be at St. Francis Xavier Church at 9 AM Monday, October 29th. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept 23, 2003 - Alfreda King Minor, 90, a native of Ft. Myers and a resident of Alva for the past 56 years, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003. Alfreda was born June 9, 1913 in Ft. Myers to the late Robert and Ellen Martina Alfreda (Quist) King. After marrying Alva native William C. Minor, they made their home in Alva from 1947 until the present. Alfreda became a faithful member of Alva Methodist Church.
Fort Myers News-Press Feb 13, 2009 Chester (Bo) Herman Minor, Jr., age 90, of Fort Myers went peacefully to be with Jesus at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral on February 12, 2009. Bo was born on October 27, 1918 to Chester Herman, Sr. and Louise Bonniwell Minor in Alva, Florida. Bo and his four brothers grew up roaming the groves, fields and creeks in and around Alva.He retired from the City of Fort Myers and was a Mason at Tropical Lodge #56. His greatest enjoyment was vacationing out west with his family, being with his grandchildren and working in his garden.He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Louise Minor; a son, Herman Craig Minor; and 3 brothers: Coleman Minor, L.B. Minor and Kenneth Minor.He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Tennie Blackburn Minor; brother, Frank (Nadynne) Minor of Ft. Pierce; daughter, Melanie Hendershot; grandchildren: Shanan (John) Favorite, Brett (Gina) Hendershot, Linette (Dan) Krumpe all of Ft. Myers and Darin Hendershot of Bozeman, Montana; great grandchildren: Audrey, Jon-Dale, Hayden and Hunter Favorite, Beau and Lily Hendershot and Gavin Krumpe; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, February 16, 2009 from 10-12pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 Noon with burial following at Alva Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice in honor of Chester (Bo) Minor
Myers News-Press, 16 Jan 2001--
William Coleman Minor, 86, of Alva, died January 14, 2001 at
Cross Key Manor in Lehigh Acres. Preceded in death by parents Chester
H. Minor and Annie Louise Bonniwell Minor, brother Kenneth W. Minor. He
is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alfreda King Minor of Alva,
daughter Mary Ellen Futch and grandchildren Thelma Alfreda Futch and
Henry (Hank) Futch of Newberry, FL, brothers Luther B. Minor of Alva,
Chester (Bo) Minor of Ft. Myers and Frank Minor of Ft. Lauderdale and
many wonderful friends and 'Special Angels'. He served in the US Army
as a Medic during WWII. He was a loyal member of Alva Methodist Church
for 71 years where he was an active choir member, Sunday School
Superintendent and rang the bell for many years. Services will be
Thursday, January 18, 2001 at the Alva Methodist Church at 11 A.M. with
Rev. Bill Brower officiating. Viewing at the Alva Methodist Church from
10 A.M. and graveside services are at Alva Cemetery. Anderson Funeral
Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - March 2, 1944 Mrs. Mary Miskimen, 88-year-old long-time resident of Sanibel Island, died here yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. M. Davis, on Monroe Street. Surviving besides Mrs. Davis are a granddaughter, Mrs. F. L. Tyler of Los Angeles, Cal., and a brother, John C. Miskimen of Plainfield, Ohio. Her husband, George C. Miskimen, died in 1927. A native of Comerstown, Ohio, Mrs. Miskimen had been coming to Sanibel for 26 winters and has made her home there for the past 14 years. Since last August she had lived with Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Miskimen was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Ohio. Funeral services, in charge of Spooner and Engelhardt, will be announced later. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
The News-Press, 7/7/2008-- Marvin M. "Marty" Mitchell, 77, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008. He was born July 19, 1930 in Westville, IL, son of Thomas and Anna (Kuras) Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ramona (Potter). They were married October 31, 1950 in Urbana, IL. Also survived by his son, Thomas (Kristin) Mitchell of Orfordville, WI and daughter Holly (Kirk) Hile of Westville, IL, 3 grandchildren Justin Hile, Madelyn and Nick Mitchell, brother Bob (Marilyn) of Lake City, FL. Pre-deceased by his parents and 3 brothers, Jean, William and Ed. He graduated from Westville High School in 1948, served in the U.S. Army Air Force, member of Lehigh Acres Senior Center where he was an avid billiard player. Graveside service will be 1 PM Wednesday, July 9 at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Rd. 82, Fort Myers. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. 334-4880
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, December 28, 1944-- Robert Mitchell, 76-year-old Lee County farmer, died yesterday at his home on Poinciana Avenue following an illness of about a year. Mr. Mitchell, who came here 45 years ago, was associated with T. M Biggar in farming interests.Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois M. Mitchell, a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Spencer of West Point, Va.; a son, M Sgt William R. Mitchell, somewhere in Italy; a granddaughter, Ann Spencer of West Point; and a brother, John Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Spooner and Engelhardt funeral home on McGregor Blvd. Dr. W. A. Myres, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Mr. Mitchell came to Fort Myers at the turn of the century from Lake County to engage in farming. In 1910 he married Mrs. Mitchell, the former Miss Lois Swint. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 19, 1935--Wm. A. Mitchell, 55-year-old real estate dealer, died last night at the Lee Memorial hospital where he was taken for treatment yesterday morning when a lingering illness took a sudden turn for the worse. His death came as a shock to many friends who had failed to realize that his condition was serious. Mr. Mitchell came to Fort Myers in 1920 from Racine, Wis., where he had been conncected with the Illinois Central railroad for many years. He purchased property on Sanibel and lived there for several years before moving to Fort Myers to engage in the real estate business. For the past three years he has been associated with the Douglass-Chambers company. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife and one son, Dean Mitchell of Miami. He was a Mason and a Shriner, and a prominent worker and deacon of the First Christian Church. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 18, 1935--Mrs. John R. Mobley, 65, died yesterday at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Polly Reigel and Mrs. Willia Gould. Mrs. Mobley, born in Florida, has resided here for the past year, coming from Tampa where she formerly made her home. Funeral arrangements are in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and sons and will be announced later. Mrs. Mobley is survived by three brothers, W. L. Albritton of St. Petersburg, and T. J. Albritton and Judge Albritton of Arcadia, one sister, Mrs. Mary M. Johnson and her two daughters here.
Fort Myers News-Press, November 20, 2011 - Dewey Mockler, 67, of Fort Myers passed away peacefully after a brief illness on November 17, 2011. Dewey was born in Caribou Maine where he spent his early years. He was the son of Roland Mockler and Virginia Rhoda Mockler. Dewey attended Edison Junior College and was a member of one of the first graduating classes at Edison. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Florida State University and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Florida.After law school, Dewey came to Fort Myers to begin his practice of law. His main area of practice was in Family and Marital Law. Dewey loved the practice and was a well respected member of the bar.During the Viet Nam Era Dewey was a member of the Air force and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He was a member of the Lee County Bar Association, American Bar Association, The Florida Bar Association and The Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry, his children Colby (his fiance, Cailin) and Katy Mockler, Step-Children Kevin Brown (Jessica) Emily Brown Beare (Matt) and Rusty Brown, Grandchildren Jordan ad Kaylee Brown, Sister Carolyn Vero (Fred), Brothers Kurt Mockler (Nancy) and Craig Mockler (Kathy) and several nieces and nephews.Dewey was an avid reader consuming novels and publications. He loved music, his favorite being anything by the Eagles and shared the story of his trip with Terry to Winslow and the picture of him "Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona" with everyone. Another of Dewey's favorite things was his Maine Lobster. Dewey would surprise his friends and family by Fed Exing a few Maine lobsters for a great surprise.Dewey's roots always remained in Maine. He built a cabin there several years ago and that was his favorite place to be.Dewey will be greatly missed by his loving family, many friends and co-workers. He will leave a huge void in our lives.A celebration of Dewey's Life will be held at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 11 am. The family will have visitation with guests and friends beginning the hour prior. His family will gather during the holidays at Branch Lake in Maine to scatter his ashes at his beloved cabin.At the family's request in lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Dewey Mockler to the Carolena Long Donatative Trust, c/o Edison National Bank, 2105 First Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 5, 1935--Frank E. Modie, 73-year-old Spanish war veteran, died early yesterday morning at his home on Seminole avenue, East End, after being ill 10 days. Mr. Modie retired three years ago from the railroad express service and since then has been active in the affairs of the McArthur camp of the Spanish War Veterans and the First Presbyterian church. Born in Elkhart county, Indiana. Mr. Modie came to Lee county 22 years ago and took up a homestead near Bayshore. Later he moved into Fort Myers and his last run with the Atlantic Coast Line as express messenger was between Fort Myers and Jacksonville. He was a member of the Fides chapter of the Masonic lodge at West Pullman, Ill. Mr. Modie serves as clerk of the Presbyterian session for the past 15 years. He is survived by his sister, Miss Ella M. Modie, who has always made her home with him. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Presbyterian church with Dr. William G. Kennedy officiating and assisted by Rev. H. L. Wiggins. The Spanish War Veterans will take part in the services. The active pallbearers will be John E. Morris, Fred E. Mellor, Hans Hansen, F. W. Arnold, Walter J. Wood and Charles McWilliams. The honorary pallbearers will be Simon Loeb, L. M. Stroup, C. W. Hewitt, S. A. Elwell, Joseph A. Kitchen, Chappie Ellis, F. C. DesRochers and Uriah B. Hart.
Fort Myers News-Press, June 20, 2012 - Betty R. Mogavero, 85, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on June 16, 2012. She was the widow of Sam R. Mogavero. Betty was born on March 14, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to Wolfegang and Gussie Feldman. She was the last to survive her nine brothers and sisters. Betty was a proud and loving mother and survived by her three children, Jeffrey Mogavero, Wayne Mogavero and Gail Carl; grandchildren, Felicia, Sam, Matthew, Lauren, Erin, Kasey, Brandon and Samantha. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery next to her husband, Sam. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 20, 2011 - Sam R. Mogavero, 89 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on December 16, 2011. He was born on July 2, 1922 in New York to Ben and Lena Lore Mogavero. Sam was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Sam is survived by his loving family including his wife of 64 years, Betty; children, Jeffrey Mogavero, Wayne Mogavero and Gail Carl; grandchildren, Felicia, Sam, Matthew, Lauren, Erin, Kasey, Brandon and Samantha. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Entombment with Military Honors will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
Fort Myers Tropical News, Nov. 27, 1927--Mrs. Nellie Mohone, 71 years old, a resident of Valdosta, Ga., died yesterday afternoon at the E. L. Rasmussen sanitarium on McGregor boulevard, where she was a patient. The body will be taken to Stark, Fla., by her niece, Mrs. J. H. Warlick, for burial there Monday.
Ft. Myers News-Press, July 19, 2003 - Arthur Moliterno, 91, of Ft. Myers, died Thursday, July 17, 2003. He moved to Naples in 1952 and worked for Lee County from 1961-1975 when he retired. He is survived by his brother, Benedict, and sister, Rose McDonald of Flint, MI. He will be missed by his family, lady friend, Wahnetta Moore, neighbors & friends. No funeral or prayer service will be held. He will be laid to rest at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 SR 82, Ft. Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.Lee Memorial Park
Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 2012 - George P. Molter, 79, Fort Myers passed away December 31, 2011. Born August 28, 1932 at home on Pine Island Road in Lee County to the late Raymond & Victoria Molter who were the original homesteaders of forty acres which was known as Molter Grade it is now known as Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Molter. He attended St Francis Xavier Catholic School and Fort Myers HS where he played football and basketball. After graduation in 1950 he joined the Air Force serving in Korea from 1950-1954. In 1955 he met Carol Seibert his future bride. They were united in marriage in Bernardsville, NJ in 1956. George and Carol have 6 children all of whom graduated from Hunterdon Central HS in Flemington, NJ. He was employed by New Jersey Power & Light now known as First Energy. In 1990 George retired from JCP &L at 35 years of service where he achieved much advancement. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 55 years Carol, children; Dale P. Molter, Bert G. Molter, Darron Molter MD, Victoria Schneider, Gerald Molter, and Corrine Jones, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings; Marie Grasso, Bernice Garcia, Frances Brown and Dorothy Hunt, nieces nephews and cousins. Memorial Mass 10:00 AM Thursday January 5, 2012 at Blessed Pope John XXXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to Pope John XXXIII Catholic Church.
Fort Myers News-Press, 25 March 2003 -- On March 22, 2003 under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice of Cape Coral, Ida Mae Molter, aged 88, passed away into the loving arms of her family in heaven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob David Molter, Jr. and her daughter, Geraldine Molter. She is survived by her ten remaining children, Martha (Bill) Wortman, Richard (Eileen) Molter, Jim (Mary) Molter, Joan Hill, Theresa (Peter) McCagg, Ida (Gerald) Willis, Pat Emerson, Jacob (Sherry) Molter, Mary (Joe) Sickler, Robert (Linda) Molter, 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. A memorial mass will be said on Wednesday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Avenue, off Veterans Parkway, in Cape Coral.
Fort Myers News Press, Feb 3 2002 -- Joseph R. Molter died February 1, 2002 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Mena, Arkansas on September 3, 1929. He moved to Ft. Myers with his family at the age of 3. Joe was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School and then spent 5 years in the Army. He married Dolores Himshoot on January 11, 1953 and they had 9 children, which produced 22 wonderful grandchildren. He was a loving hard working husband, father and grandfather, who provided well for his large family. Joe refired after over 34 years with Florida Power and Light, Co. He was an avid gardener who kept his family in good supply of fresh vegetables. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Joe is survived in death by his loving wife, of 48 years, Dolores; his 4 Sons; Conrad Molter, Gregory Molter (Gina), Alan Molter ( Linda), Joseph Molter (Victoria); his 5 Daughters; Mary Cohen (Barry), Paulette Axelson, Angela Turner (Gary), Jackie Conrecode, Maria Devis (John) his 19 grandchildren: Laura Collins, Sara Molter, Amy Molter, James Molter, Megan Molter, Jennifer Molter, Heather Walker, Camilla Walker, Gregory Walker, Frank Axelson, Tyler Turner, Katie Turner, Sean Conrecode, Kevin Conrecode, Bethany Conrecode, Joey Broome, Christopher Broome, Addison Molter, and Emily Molter, his Brother and Sisters; Marie Grasso, Bernice Garcia, George Molter, Francis Molter, Dorothy Hunt. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Victoria Molter, and his 3 grandchildren, Zachazia Axelson, Joshua Axelson, and Janelle Axelson. In lieu of flowers, friends may want to make donations in Joe Molter's memory to: The American Diabetes Association, Naples Pro-life Counsel, P.O Box 8206, Naples, Florida 34101, or Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105. Friends will be received on Sunday, February 3rd, from 2-4 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, Pine Ridge Road, 592-1611. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 4th at 10:00 am at the Saint Williams Catholic Church. The family invites friends to attend the Barbeque celebraton of Joe Molter's life after Monday's church service, at the home of Paulette Axelson, 3590 15th Avenue SW, Naples. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Fort Myers News-Press Aug 30, 2001 Elizabeth Anne "Lizanne" Ward Moncrief, 72, of Tallahassee, died Thursday, August 30, 2001, at her home in Tallahassee from breast cancer. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 1, in Moor Hall, Trinity United Methodist Church, 120 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, where the family will also receive friends at that time. Memorial contributions may be made to Elder Care Services, 2518 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee 32304 or Trinity United Methodist Church (Organ Fund), P.O. Box 1086, Tallahassee 32302 or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee 32308. Mrs. Moncrief was a native of Ft. Myers, Florida, was a member of a pioneer Florida family and had lived in Tallahassee since 1964. She was the founder and co-owner of Tween Time Maternity Fashions in Ft. Myers in the 1950's. In the early 1960's she became a fulltime homemaker, as well as a guild member and volunteer with the Tallahassee Junior Museum, now the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History. In the late 60's she was a member of the Leon County School Task Force Committee that recommended and instituted a volunteer/mentor program for the public school system and later she became, for many years, a school volunteer/mentor. That program still functions in the Leon County Public School System. In 1985 she was foreman of the Leon County Grand Jury that recommended sweeping changes in Florida's Juvenile Justice programs. She was a longtime member of the Citizen's Advisory Board for Lake Ella Manor Retirement Housing Foundation and served for five years as its president. She was also a member of and a Docent for the Florida Heritage Foundation and was a charter member of the St. Andrews Society of Tallahassee. She became a volunteer with the Senior Society Planning Council, now Elder Care Services, soon after it was founded, became a five-term member of its Board of Directors and a volunteer for the past 28 years with its "Meals On Wheels" program. She received several awards for her volunteerism and in 1999 she was the recipient of the prestigious "Frances Clay Volunteer of the Year Award". She was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she served on the Administrative Board, worked with the youth of the church, served on the Finance Committee and numerous other church activities. She is survived by her husband of 43 1/2 years, William Henley (Bill) Moncrief of Tallahassee; two sons, Ward H. Moncrief and his wife Aren of Tallahassee and Marc H. Moncrief and his wife Sherry of Calvary, Georgia; four grandchildren, Will and Catherine Moncrief of Tallahassee and Megan and Trevor Moncrief of Calvary, GA; four sisters, Editha W. Seyferth of Rockledge, FL, Joy W. Johnson of Highlands, NC, M. Kay Ward of Cashiers, NC and Jane W. Dever of Ft. Myers, FL. Also surviving are eleven nieces and six nephews. Her parents, Guydice R. and Mellie Mae (Nunna) Ward, as well as two brothers, Robert C. Ward and William R. Ward preceded her in death. Bevis Funeral Home 2710 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32303 850/385-2193
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-04-27-- Donald James "Bill" Monroe died April 19, 2005. He leaves Mary Ann, his wife of 51 years, sons Bob (Nancy), Jon, Kenneth (Anna), and daughters Frances (Bruce) Brindley and Rosemarie. His oldest son Jim, predeceased him in 2003. He leaves also grandchildren Pamela, Jennifer and Kaitlyn Munroe; James, Benton and Robert Brindley; Meghan and Kylie Munroe, Brandon and Shay Munroe; Alicia, Sean and Rebeka Munroe and great-grandchild McKenzie Brindley; sister Marie Louise (Warren) Watts and brother-in-law Roger (Clarice) Seidner. He was predeceased by brother Scott (Faye) Munroe. He served in the USMC during the Korean conflict from 1951-53. As a scientist his education included a BS in math, graduate studies in geology at FSU. After 10 years employment with Sunoco in McAllen, TX and Jackson, MS, he was a wild catter in MS for 6 years. In 1973 he moved his family to Ft. Myers where he worked for the Dept. of Natural Resources. In 1976 he entered the field of real estate, but in 1981 the oil field called him again, taking him to Natchez, MS for a year. Upon returning to Ft. Myers, he began investing in and restoring groves in the Alva area. In 1986 he received his BS in Agribusiness from FAMU. All of his occupations had to with the earth, but his family and music were his passion. Solemn Requiem Mass will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Sat. April 30, 2005 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Michael's Farm for Boys, Piscayne, MS or St. Luke's Church.
Myers News-Press, 2001-10-23--
Madonna M. Monroe, 83, of Cape Coral died Saturday, October
20, 2001 at her home. She was born in Albin, Iowa, February 18, 1918.
She moved to Cape Coral in 1989 from Hagerman, Idaho. Survivors include
her son Gary Monroe, Troy, Mt. Two grandchildren Troy Monroe and Lauri
Sutherland and two great grandchildren Jesse Monroe and Brodie Madison.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hubert in 1995. Graveside
services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at
the Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey
Engelhardt Metz Funeral Homes, Cape Coral.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 23, 1936--Mrs. Hattie O. Montgomery, 65-year-old pioneer South Florida woman was found dead early yesterday morning in bed at her home at 154 Frierson Street in East Fort Myers. She had not been seriously ill and apparently died in her sleep. Born in DeSoto County, Sept. 1, 1871. Mrs. Montgomery had lived in Fort Myers for 26 years. Mrs. Montgomery is survived by her husband, Capt. W. W. Montgomery, three daughters, Mrs. Maude Shell of Miami, Mrs. F. W. White of Hampton, Va., and Mrs. A. G. Warn of Fort Myers, seven sons: J. L., Clarence, James and Willie of Fort Myers, Haywood of Miami, Clyde and Eugene of Okeechobee City, four brothers, J. A. Waldron, Thomas Waldron, Frank Waldron and D. S. Waldron and one sister, Mrs. E. L. Moore. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Church of God in East End with the Rev. George L. Lemon officiating. Mrs. Montgomery's six sons will act as pallbearers. Burial will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery with the Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 19, 1935--John D. Montgomery, 59-year-old farmer-mechanic, blew his brains out yesterday morning with a .38 caliber rifle at the home of his son-in-law, Wesley Green, at 1010 Washington ave., East End. He was to have gone on trial for the second time today in Hendry county on a charge of stealing cattle. Montgomery's body was found by Percy Williams, a co-defendant in the cattle stealing case, who drove up outside the house in time to hear the shot fired and rushed in to find Montgomery lying dead on a settee. No one was in the house at the time, Mr. and Mrs. Green being away on a visit in Sanford. Investigating officers decided that evidence of suicide was so conclusive that no coroner's jury was called. After finding the body, Williams rushed to a telephone and called Deputy Sheriff L. H. Furen who in turn summoned Dr. Baker Whisnant, city and county physician. Dr. Whisnant said that death had been instantaneous. Montgomery, with Willie Montgomery, a nephew, and Williams, were convicted at the last term of circuit court in LaBelle on a cattle stealing charge but gained a new trial on technical ground. They had been notified to appear in court at LaBelle today at which time their case would have been set for trial. Williams was calling for the elder Montgomery when he heard the suicide shot. williams said that Montgomery had been despondent during the past few weeks and had talked of taking his life on several occasions. The single shot was fired at 6:30 o'clock in the morning and Williams did not touch the body before calling Deputy Furen who arrived a few minutes after the telephone message. Deputy Furen said that Montgomery had fired the heavy rifle by first cocking it and then hooking the trigger on a chair next to the settee while the barrel was held close to his head. The chair was dented where the hammer had been jogged to make the gun go off. In order to fire the rifle in this manner, Montgomery had held the end of the barrel in his hands close to his head. The bullet blue a large hole in Montgomery's head and went through three walls in the house before spending itself in the kitchen. Deputy Furen found the rifle bullet on the kitchen floor. After the body had been viewed by Dr. Whisnant and Justice of Peace John R. West, it was removed to the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Montgomer is surived by his wife, Mrs. Lorena Montgomery, one son, James of Miami, and four daughters, Miss Vera, Mrs. Ray Simpson, Mrs. Wesley Green and Mrs. Louis Perrella. His home has been on 971 DeSoto avenue but he has been staying at the Green home during their absence. Montgomery had worked at different times as a farmer, dredger and mechanic.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, February 16, 1963 -- Maria Theresa Coles Montgomery, 67, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 40 years, died yesterday morning. She was known to her friends as Ted Montgomery. She nursed in Fort Myers for 25 years and was well loved by all who knew her. Surviving is a son, Thomas Coles, Brooksville, Fla.; daughters, Mrs. Mevinee French and Mrs. Jerry Anthony of Fort Myers; sister, Mrs. Verne Seitz, Orlando, Fla.; 15 grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Orange River Blvd. Funeral service will be at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Charles St. John officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 29, 2004 - Willa M. Montgomery, 91, of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away 12-27-2004. She was born 9-12-1913 in Bonifay, FL. She is survived by her daughter Joyce M. Taylor of Ft. Myers, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Formerly of Immokalee FL, she has been a resident of Ft. Myers since 1990. She was an aid for many yrs. with the Senior Friendship Center, and as a seamstress she enjoyed sewing & Quilting.A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 1, 2005 at the Kingdom Hall on Tice Street in Ft. Myers. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Ft Myers News Press, 2004-04-30 -- Dorothy S. Moody, 96, died peacefully on April 21, 2004, at Shell Point Village in Ft. Myers. She was a graduate of Elyria (Ohio) High School and Oberlin College (class of Ãœ29) and the widow of George T. Moody who died in 1995. Dorothy was a math teacher during the 1940s at schools in the Baltimore area until she joined her husband in 1945 in Belgium where he was stationed during the last years of World War II. Dorothy then lived in Brussels, Paris, Bangkok, Madrid and Washington while her husband was a Foreign Service Officer. When in the US, she worked as a librarian at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Int'l Studies, and later at the Univ. of Maine in Orono until retiring in 1972. Moving to Ft. Myers in 1974, the Moodys became founding members of the Ft. Myers Congregational United Church of Christ and moved to Shell Point Village in 1991. She leaves her daughter & son-in-law, Jane & Sidney Picker, Jr., of Sanibel, her sister-in-law Miriam Moody, her brother-in-law and sister-in law, Leroy & Joan Moody, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be 3 pm, Friday, April 30, in the Chapel of the Shell Point Village Church, Ft. Myers.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 21, 1936--Mrs. Hattie L. Moody, 58-year-old Tice resident, died at her home there yesterday after a year's illness. She has made her home here since 1921 and is survived by her husband, Joel Moody, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hawkins of Fort Myers and Mrs. J. W. Frye of Gainesville, three sons, Daniel of Fort Myers, Dewey and John of Jacksonville, and two brothers, D. D. Fulford and William Fulford of Waycross, Ga. Funeral arrangements to be made by Lawrence A. Powell will be announced later.
Fort Myers News Press, June 10, 2012 – James “Jim” Walter Moody, beloved husband of Debbie, died June 4, 2012 in Gainesville, FL at the age of 72. He was born July 23, 1939 and grew up in Fort Myers, FL where he attended Fort Myers High School. He was on the swim team, played trumpet in the "Greenies" Marching Band, was president of the student council, an Eagle Scout, and was a "King of Edisonia". He graduated from the University of Florida, where he also swam and played trumpet, and was a Sigma Chi. Jim then went on to serve in the Army. In business, he co-owned a motel, had a lawn service, and owned real estate investments. He had homes in Fort Myers Beach, FL, where he lived most of his life and was declared unofficial "Mayor" by his many friends; and in Gainesville, FL and Gatlinburg, TN. Jim was a "friend" to everyone. He truly liked people. He found everyone interesting. He didn't care how rich or poor, young or old, what your job or ethnicity was. He just liked meeting and talking with people. That was the greatest thing about him. Jim was a friend, and had lots of friends. He was never bored, and never found time to do everything he wanted to do. He was a true "lover of life". He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Debbie Kutz Moody. He was the love of her life, and her best friend. He called her his "Heart". They never ran out of things to talk about. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Stan Kutz (Sheryl) who was 24 years younger. They were "best friends", "brothers", and "father and son". Jim taught Stan how to drive a boat and dive for lobster when he was just 9 years old. They were diehard Gator fans and finally got to see the "year of the Gator" in New Orleans for the 1996 Championship game, along with Debbie and Sheryl. They barely survived Bourbon Street; and when coming home to Gainesville went directly to the Gator Shops for memorabilia before going home. Good Times! Jim is also survived by his brother-in-law, Victor Kutz (Debbie) and sister-in-law, Pat Kutz; as well as nieces and nephews, Lucy Shuford (James), Aubrey Shuford, Kiley Shuford, Victor Kutz, Jr. (Vanessa), Jaime Kutz, Joey Davis (Heather), and his cousins that he grew up with in North Fort Myers, the Moody girls (Martha, Carolyn, Linda) and his Godchildren, Casey Lyon and Darby Patton. He is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Thelma Moody, long-time residents of Fort Myers, FL Jim requested no funeral - too much sadness. Instead, he wished all his friends at the "Whale", "Nappy's", and "Greenbrier" to hoist a cold one in his memory. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory can do so to the ACLU, PBS, or University of Florida Foundation. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL
Stan's Message to Jim
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 27, 1936--Mrs. Carnolite Belle Mook, 79, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. B. Hawkins, on Heitman street after an illness of two days following a stroke of paralysis. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hawkins and Mrs. Leon Williams of Fort Myers; two sons, D. G. Mook of Tampa and K. L. Mook of Washington, D. C. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements and services will be announced later. Mrs. Mook has made her home in Tampa and Fort Myers for the past several years. April 29, 1936--Funeral services for Mrs. Carnolite Mook, mother of Mrs. B. B. Hawkins, will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. The Rev. Carlock Hawk will have charge of the services. The body will be taken to Tampa for burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 8, 1944 The Purple Heart has been awarded posthumously to Navy Coxswain Alton B. Moon, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Moon, who was killed in action last August 1. The decoration was sent to his parents and accompanying it a letter from his commanding officer which said that young Moon was at his post of duty repelling the enemy when he was killed. He was a minesweeper somewhere in European waters at the time of his death.
Fort Myers News-Press -- 14 Jun 2005 -- David Earl Moore, 62, of Cape Coral died June 7, 2005. David had lived in Elizabethtown, KY for many years, was a US Army veteran, and lived in Stuttgart, Germany, before moving to Cape Coral 15 years ago. He is survived by his children; Elizabeth Moore of Lexington, KY; Heather (Matthew) Kanneberg of Houston, TX; his mother, Elizabeth Clemmons Moore; his twin brother, James (Beverly) Moore; and Stephen Moore all of Elizabethtown, KY; two nephews, Scott Moore of NY and David Moore of CT and his special friend Margaret Vaughn of Cape Coral. A memorial service will be held Saturday June 18th at 2:00 PM at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1910 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral. Interment in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 5526 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Feb. 4, 1931--Frederick Lewis Moore, 77, died of paralysis at 5 pm yesterday at the DeSoto avenue home of his sister, Miss Katherine Row Moore, principal of the Fort Myers high school. Mr. Moore had been ill for more than 13 months and his death was not unexpected. Funeral services will be held here Thursday with the Rev. F. A. Shore and Dr. W. G. Kennedy in charge, following which the body will be sent north for burial in the family cemetery at Bellmona, N. Y. Services here were delayed until Thursday awaiting the arrival of a cousin of Mr. Moore's, Commander Henry Thomas Markland, stationed on the U.S.S.Wicks in Tampa. L. W. Engelhardt & Sons are in charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. Moore was born in Bergen,N. Y. He spent most of his life at Hopeton Farms, Penn Yann, N. Y., before coming to Fort Myers to live with his sister in 1924. He is also survived by Miss Collie Moore, a sister, of Fort Myers. Mrs. W. W. Fosse, who died here eight years ago, was another sister of his who was well known here. She came to Fort Meyrs in 1885.
George Dudley Moore, 92, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012. He was born on July 15, 1919 in Manhattan, NY to Lyle Dudley Moore and Agatha Couston Moore. He was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving in the Navy, Coast Guard and Army where he was a Second Lieutenant. He worked for 30 years with AT&T Telephone, starting after he returned from WWII. He started as an installer in Brooklyn and moved up to supervisor, then union representative and senior instructor, until his early retirement. George has been a member of the F & A masonic Lodge for over 55 years. He is survived by his daughter, Dianne Susan Moore and her husband, Mark Evans who reside in Huntington Beach, CA; his son, Thomas George Moore and his wife, Anna Koello More who reside in Cape Coral and Egg Harbor, NJ; grandchildren, Sean Moore Gonzalez, Ryan Moore Gonzalez, Michelle Ann Marie Moore, Jonathan Thomas Moore and Kimberly Georgina Moore. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Moore who passed away on January 8, 1997 in Cape Coral. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Program in George's memory. www.woundedwarriorproject.org . Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wednesday, February 21, 1973 John Vincent Moore, Sr., 87, of 1925 Valencia Drive, North Fort Myers, died Tuesday in a local nursing home. He was a life resident of Lee County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian E. Moore of North Fort Myers; one son, Wilbur Moore of North Fort Myers; one daughter, Miss Betty L. Moore of North Fort Myers; one sister, Mrs. R. L. Allen of Fort Myers; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday ata 2 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home with the Revs. Horace Chapman and Danny Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call today from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Active pallbearers will be Roger Hart, Sam Compton, Dick Driggers, Ritchie Yannaco, Dan Harvey and Glen Johnston.
News-Press, February 7, 2010--Linda J. Moore, age
54, of Fort Myers passed away Friday, February 5, 2010. She is survived
by her daughter, Brenda Vaught and her son, Steve Moore, her grandson
Jason Adam Moore, her sister Marie and her brother Wally. Visitation
will be Wednesday, February 10 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777
State Road 82, Fort Myers from 9 am until the time of the funeral
service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery
Ft. Myers News-Press, July 27, 2003 - Shelvey Jean (Goss) Moore, 60, born in Indiana Co., PA., September 8, 1942, moved to Ft. Myers FL. in 1965 and resided in Lehigh Acres for the past 4 years. She went home to be with her Savior Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2003. She retired as a waitress from Smitty's after 17 years. She had also worked at Ohio Medical for 7 years. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 18 years Robert; three daughters; Deborah (Richard) Dunmire, Denise (Kirk) Roeder, Missi Moore (Dave Daniels; two sons; Daniel (Kelley) Montgomery, Donald (Cathy) Montgomery, 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Bingaman and Vivian Wright, three brothers; Paul (Betty) Goss, Cecil (Norvella ) Goss and Ernie (Peggy) Goss; three stepdaughters and many nieces, nephews and friends. Shelvey was was preceded in death by two brothers, Buck and Bernon Goss. Funeral service will be Wednesday July 30, at 10:00 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres with Reverend Jerry Hawkins of the Harbor Chapel officiating. Burial to follow at Lee Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 29, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Nov. 13, 1926--Funeral services for Walter J. Moore, 49 years old, owner of the Fort Myers garage, who died at his home yesterday morning after a long illness, will probably be held at the home Sunday afaternoon with burial in Fort Myers cemetery. During the summer, Mr. Moore spent seven weeks at a sanitarium at Birmingham, Ala. Since his return here he has been confined to his home on McGregor blvd. under the care of Dr. William H. Grace. He is survived by his wife and seven children, Walter,Irene, Dorothy, Mary, Elizabeth, Robert and Mrs. K. R. Johns, now a resident of Tampa. He also has a sister, Mrs. S. C. Kelly, of Fort Myers and two brothers, V. C. Moore and D. T. Moore, of Raleigh, N. C. Mrs. Moore came to Fort Myers seven years ago from Wilson, N. C. After operating a meat market for several years, he started the Fort Myers garage. He was a member of the Elk's club, the Knights of Pythias, and the First Methodist Episcopal church south.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, December 11, 1980-- Elizabeth Moralis, 84, of Rt. 10, Box 160, Fort Myers, died Tuesday in Tampa. She had been a lifetime resident of Fort Myers. She is survived by one son, John Henry Brown of Fort Myers; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Violet Brown of Fort Myers and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Walter J. Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 1, 2007- Catherine Moran, 77, of Cape Coral peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Born in New Rochelle, NY, Catherine considered herself lucky enough to enjoy her time socializing with family over a good cup of coffee. She is survived by her loving daughter Jill (Scott) Conforte; 2 grandchildren Andrew and Grace; 2 sisters Barbara Landy and Elizabeth (James) Ryan; brother George White of Jacksonville, FL and many nieces and nephews. Catherine is preceded in death by her 2 sons George and Robert Bellizzi. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 2, 2007 between the hours of 1 - 3 and 5 - 6pm with a service to follow at the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Catherine's name to: Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 1 2005--Alyce Morgan, 92, a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1970, affectionately known by her family and friends as "A", passed away Thursday, February 24, 2005 at the Lehigh Regional Medical Center, Lehigh Acres. Alyce was born February 2, 1913 in Fort Pierce, Florida to the late Robert Gordon and Susan Lillian (Bell) Gorman. She graduated from Miami Senior High School and soon after married Francis Morgan. He decided on a career with the military and service with U.S. Air Force. They traveled and lived in many parts of the world during his time of service. At his retirement Colonel Morgan and Alyce "A" made their home in Lehigh Acres. She cherished the many friendships she made while enjoying bowling, golf and tennis. Colonel Morgan and "A" were blessed with 47 years of marriage before his passing in 1984. In addition to her parents and husband Alyce was preceded in death by her sister Lila Dix of Miami. She is survived by her son Michael G. Morgan, MD, Lehigh Acres, FL; two grandchildren: Kimberley Mancini and Michael L. Morgan; and two great grandchildren: Matthew Brown and Emmerson Morgan, all of Sarasota, FL. Cremation arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres.
Naples Daily News, Nov 21 2004 - Armon E Morgan, 86, of Naples, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2004. Armon was born in Gardner, FL, November 3, 1918. He grew up in Avon Park, FL, and then moved to Naples in 1939. He was a member of the Naples Church of God. Armon owned Morgan Electric in Naples for over 40 years. He retired from the City of Naples Water Department in 1984 after 25 years of service. Armon also obtained his amateur Ham Radio license in the early 1950's and was a member of the local DX Club in Naples. He was known throughout the world as K4FOM. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 124th Infantry Division during WWII. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and five children; James Earl (Charo) Morgan, Robert S. Robbie Morgan, Judy Burlinson, all of Naples, Sue (Bill) Wharran of Clearwater, and Jay P. (Delora) Ray of New Ellenton, SC. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road on Tuesday, November 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the Naples Church of God, 1074 10th Street, North with Pastor Elwood Kern, officiating. Visitation will begin at the church at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers for Armon will be Gregory Burlinson, Jeffrey Henderlong, Billy Wharran, John Morgan, Jordan Ray and Allison Jones. Serving, as honorary pallbearers will be Tim Henderlong, Christopher Henderlong, Andrew McLaughlin, and Jimmy Smith. Burial will take place at Naples Memorial Gardens.
Fort Myers News-Press, 1 Aug 2006 -- Douglas Glen Morgan, 47, of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006. Born in Chicago, IL, Douglas was a loving father, husband, son, grandfather, brother and wonderful man. He enjoyed fishing and time on the water with his family on the boat he loved. He was very proud of his daughters, son Nicholas and his wife. He was a good provider and hard worker who never missed a day of work. A father's dreams of a day of enjoyment and merriment with his beloved family ended tragically. He will be loved and missed. Douglas is survived by his loving wife Sharon; 2 daughters Gina (Tom) Handerhan of LaBelle, FL and Lisa; mother Margaret of Keystone Heights, FL; granddaughter Maddison Handerhan; brother Dan; sister Carol (Mark) Hannus of Glendale Heights, IL, also John and Janice Giuliano his father-in-law and mother-in-law. He is preceded in death by his father Robert and son Nicholas. Family will be receiving friends between the hours 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the chapel of the Coral Ridge funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd at Coral Ridge Funeral Home with entombment to follow.
Fort Myers News-Press , 1 Aug 2006 -- Nicholas Anthony Morgan, 19, of Cape Coral passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2006. Born in St. Charles, IL "Nick" enjoyed riding his bike with his friend and sister Lisa, 14, who also has Down Syndrome. He loved to watch cartoon movies, play with his X Box, fishing, swimming and boating. He was also a member of The Special Pops. Our :Braveheart" was a happy, sweet innocent kid with a good soul. He was a strong boy that never complained - no matter what! He was the best brother, son and uncle anyone could ask for. Nicholas is survived by his mother Sharon; 2 sisters Lisa and Gina (Tom) Handerhan of LaBelle, FL; his loving grandparents, John and Janice Giulliano, his grandmother Margaret of Keystone Heights, FL; niece Madison Handerhan; uncle Dan; aunt Carol (Mark) Hannus of Glendale Heights, IL. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Robert and father Douglas. Family will be receiving friends between the hours of 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home with entombment to follow.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, July 8, 1950 - Thomas Butler (Buck) Morgan, age 49, of Immokalee, a resident of Lee and Collier counties for many years, died here Wednesday. Survivors include two brothers, Jesse Morgan, Tampa and Harney Morgan, Alabama, and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Moore, Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the McQueen & Young chapel with the Rev. E. P. Hendry officiating. Interment in New Prospect Cemetery
Caloosa Belle-- March 7, 2009 Jack B. Moree, of Ormond Beach, passed away March 3, 2009, in Ormond Beach after an extended illness. He was 80. He was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Riviera Beach to late Ivan B. Moree and the late Marion Irene (Jordon) Moree. Jack received the Holy Baptism at Palmer Memorial Episcopal in Houston, Texas on March 7, 1959 and Confirmation March 22, 1959. He attended Polk and Glades County Public Schools. He graduated from the University of Houston with both a bachelors and master's degree in economics. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy (1943-1946) and served in the Normandy Invasion. Jack had a long and varied working life: City of Houston (Traffic Analyst), as a realtor in Houston, Anthenol Corp in California, Illinois and Texas, Program Director-Seminole Tribe of Florida and Coordinator of Federal Projects-Glades County Schools (1960s), Glades County Clerk of Court (70s) and Glades County Rancher/Sugar Cane Farmer (1970s - 1990). Jack retired in 1990. Memberships include V.F.W Post 3283, Port Orange, Elks Lodge 21, Ormond Beach, Moose Lodge 1263, Daytona Beach, St. James Episcopal Church, Ormond Beach, S.A.E Fraternity, U.S. Navy Memorial Member and Florida Sheriff's Assoc (Hon). Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Wanda (Yoder) Moree of Ormond Beach; step-children, Lori Shuford Bond, Moore Haven, Philip Craig Shuford Jr., Buena Vista, Ga.; grandchildren, Lainey Bond and Shelby Bond, of Moore Haven; great-grandchild, Reston Stokes of Moore Haven; brother, John Moree of Jupiter; and sister, Marcia Moree Crosby of North Palm Beach. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, 12870 W. SR 78, Moore Haven, Father Alan Kelmereit officiated. Burial will followed in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Memorial donations can be made to Moore Haven High School Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 459, Moore Haven, FL 33471 or American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle
NewsZapFL, December 12, 2012
Faye (Yoder) Shuford Moree
passed away Nov. 29, 2012 in Moore Haven. She was born May 21, 1928 in
Fort Myers News-News, 29 Apr 2004-- George Morris, Sr., 92, passed away April 25, 2005 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres. George was born on June 6, 1912 in London, KY and moved to Venus, Florida at the age of 3 months. He served in the US Navy (1930-34) on the USS Barker and the USS Blackhawk. He was an Ensign in the Merchant Marines (1945). George moved to East Fort Myers from Miami in 1966 where he was a member of the Tice Lions Club, Toastmasters, Tice Little League coach as well as an avid bowler. He was very involved with his family. He retired from FPL in 1974 and from the School District of Lee County (Riverdale High) in 1989. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. George is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia (Pat), daughters Jeanette Eggleston of Hialeah, Calista (Ken) Klima of Roswell, GA, and sons James (Donna) of Cassleberry, James (Jeanne) Curry of Miami, Charles (Sheri) of Alva and George Jr.(Brenda) of Fort Myers; sister Estelle Pierce of North Carolina, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews as well as extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by daughter Kathryn V. Jones and brother Albert Swann. Mass for Christian Burial will be on Saturday, April 30th, 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church at 13031 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers 33905. Visitation will be Friday, April 29th at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Prayer service at 7:30 PM. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home 239-694-4121.
Fort Myers News-Press Feb 1, 2002 Gettis Kelly Morris, 49, of Lehigh Acres, died May 21, 2002. Born in Atlanta GA, he lived here most of his life. Kelly was a Lee County Deputy with 20 years service to his community. He leaves his daughter Ashley of Fort Myers. Services will be Thursday 10AM TO 12PM at Anderson Funeral Home chapel with Masonic Honors at 10:30 and memorial service with Rev George Henderson presiding. Cremation arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
Fort Myers News-Press -- Apr 3, 2005 John D. Morris, 86, of Cape Coral, FL died March 31, 2005 in Cape Coral. Mr. Morris was born May 28, 1918 in Atlanta, Georgia, a son of the late James and Etta Talbot Morris. He was a retired Fireman and Audio Technician. A veteran of WWII, John served with the US Army in Chemical Warfare. He was a member of the American Federation of Government Employee's. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Morris. He had been a resident of Cape Coral since 1964 coming from Columbus, GA. He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years. Evelyn Morris of Cape Coral; his son and daughter-in-law, John Daniel and Linda Morris of Pompano Beach, FL; 2 grandchildren, John Daniel (Melissa) Morris, II and Jeanette Elizabeth Morris both of Boca Raton, FL. Visitation will be held Monday, April 4, 2005 from 6-8 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press -- Mar 8, 2009 Jules Morris passed away on Friday March 6, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on May 18, 1927 in Hopkinsville, KY to Houston and Margaret Jake Morris. He was raised Hopkinsville after serving his country in the Navy during WWII, he attended Murray State and Western Kentucky Universities. He was married to Molly Smith and moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1952 working as a Sales Representative covering the Southwest Florida territory for Belknap Hardware in Louisville, Kentucky. Ultimately he spent over fifty years in the hardware business serving the independent dealers.He was the father of two children, Mark Morris and Julia Zipperer. Several years after the death of his wife Molly, he married Mary Jane Hermann, a long time friend of the family and became a step father to her three children. He and Mary Jane enjoyed their years together as they traveled the world and spent their summers at the lake house in Ludington, Michigan. He was pre-deceased by his father, mother and Molly.He leaves behind his wife Mary Jane, two older brothers and their wives, Houston (Peg) and David (Meg); his children Mark (Diana) and Julia; his special "extra" daughter, Jina; step-children, Eric, David (Moon) and Julie (John), his grandchildren Grady, Bobby (Kara), Maggie and Natalie along with his step-grandchildren Nicholas and Luke; his great-granddaughter Elizabeth and many nieces and nephews. His legacy is that of a good man, loving father and valued friend to any one of hundreds of people he met throughout his life. He was a very special man and was loved by all.A service celebrating his life will be held at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 10th at 2:00 PM with burial afterwards at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties or your favorite charity in his memory.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 21, 1933--Mrs. Lew Morris, 30, died at the Lee Memorial hospital last night as the result of self-administered poison. Mrs. Morris came here several months ago with her husband, a music teacher, from Arcadia. Her body will be returned to her home in Hersey, Neb., for burial. L. W. Engelhart has charge of the arrangements. Edith Lucile Morris
Belle, 3 May 2007 -- Lee Roy Morris Jr.,
70, of Alva, passed away April 28, 2007, in Lehigh Acres.He was born
Aug. 30, 1936, in Zolfo Springs, son of the late Lee Roy Morris Sr. and
the late Lucille (Lee) Morris Sr. He served in the Marine Corps. Lee
also resided in LaBelle for over 35 years. He was a loving husband,
father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife: Shirley Jean
(Lockhart) Morris of Alva; three sons: Michael Morris of LaBelle, Darol
(Amanda) Morris of Laurel, MS, Tilden (Angela) Morris of TX; two
daughters: Tina Morris of Alva and Edna (Steven) Wolfe of Beaufort, SC;
grandchildren: Shawn and Michael Morris, Colleen Simmons, Rachel
Fredrick, Mandaline Stafford, Shane Davis, Trinity, Kaylee, Caleb,
Ryan, Christopher and Shane Morris, Jeramie Warren, Steven Burton,
Shanda Morris, Shirley Wolfe and Steven Wolfe II; great-grandchildren:
Brittany and Damien Morris, Curtis, Lacie, Danielle, Natalie, Corey and
Joshua Simmons, Anthony and Rena Fredrick, Frankie Fredrick Jr. and
Jacob Fredrick, Monica, Camry and Damon Morris and Christopher Morris
II and Malaina and Cheyenne Wolfe. He was preceded in death by his
daughter: Deborah Williams.Funeral services were May 1 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in LaBelle with Brother John McGregor officiating.
Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-06-17 -- Shelly 'Shep' Morrissey, age 85, of Naples died at Georgeson Hospice House June 16, 2004. He was born to Dave and Belle Whidden Morrissey in Naples and was a life long resident. Shep is survived by his loving daughter, Sheila and her husband Gary Hogue of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Andy, Heather and Anetria; great-grandchildren, Sam, Liz, Jon, Kevin and Devin. Mr. Morrissey was preceded in death by his wife Lois Caroline Kirkland Morrissey.There will be a gathering of family and friends for a graveside service Friday, June 18, 2004, 10:00 A.M. at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery 801 North 11th St. Immokalee, FL. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.
News-Press, January 27, 2013 - It is with overwhelming sadness that we
the death on January 11, 2013 of Faye
Annette Sykes Morroni, much loved daughter, sister, wife,
and community member. She was 66 years old and died unexpectedly. Annette
was born and raised in
Ft. Myers Newspress, March
25, 1988 -- Harry W.Morrow 98, of Ft. Myers, passed
away Wednesday at the Shady Rest Nursing Home. He was born in Corning ,
Iowa and had been a life long resident. He spent his boyhood at the
Koreshan Unity, where his father U. G. Morrow was editor of the Flaming
Sword. After serving in WWI he married Ethel Sherouse on the grounds of
the Edison Home. He was a self employed fishing guide. He was a member
of the first band of Lee County,The Ft. Myers Men's Club, the VFW, the
Pioneer's Club and the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. He is survived
by his daughter Mrs Lorraine Norman of Ft. Myers; four grandchildren,
Michele Hawkins ,Mark and Gary Norman all of Ft. Myers ,and Greg Norman
and his wife Carmen of Lehigh Acres. Funeral services will be at 11:00
a. m. Saturday in the Chapel of Memories at Memorial Gardens, with the
Rev. Robert T. Standifer officiating. Friends may visit from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Arrangements by Memorial
Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Monday, January 14, 2002 - Mitchell Harrison Morton, 78, World War II Veteran lost his fight with cancer Jan. 12th, at Hope Hospice. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline (House) Morton, sons, Neil Morton and wife Karen, Joe Morton and wife Virginia and daughter, Stacie Johnson and husband Mike, all of Bokeelia. Also, two brothers, James E. Morton (Okeechobee) and John J. Morton (Orlando). Two dear friends, Chubby and Gail Phanco. Six grandchildren, Missi, Morton, Paulette Byrd, Shawn Castle, Jennifer Morton, Chad Johnson and Levi Johnson, and 7 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, January 16, at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Pine Island, at Pine Island Center.
Fort Myers News-Press Jan 22, 2010 Albert "Taylor" Mosley, Sr. a lifelong resident of Florida died Tuesday, January 19, 2010. He was 74. Taylor was born on July 21, 1935 in Arcadia, FL, son of the late Alberta and Daniel Mosley. He was a member of the National Guard and an avid hunter and fisherman. He had been service manager for Creel Tractor. He loved to spend time with his family and garden. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Louise of Fort Myers; son, Albert T. Mosley, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Punta Gorda, FL; daughter, Joyce D. Campbell and her husband Pete of Fort Myers, FL. Five grandchildren Chrissy Taylor and husband Brandon, Jamie Nolen and husband Alan, Tonya Fitch and husband Ryan, Petey and Will Campbell. Six great- grandchildren Kaila, Coleton, Emily, Ashlin, Whitney and Gunner. He is also survived by his caring sister Barbara Jean Ruth and her husband Bud. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 23, 2010 Mr. Bud Ruth officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 12 noon until 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Creel, Skip Mitchell, Paul Duval, Andy Carmichael, Addison Higginbotham, Tony Hardin, Scott Schramm, Ed Hall, Bobby Irwin, Larry Byrne and Bob "Neighbor Bob" Phelps.
Ft.Myers News-press, March 6, 1971-- Graveside services for Infant Moss, born on March 5, 1971 and died on March 5, 1971 at Lee Memorial Hospital, child of John & Norita Moss ,will be held today at 11:00 a.m in Ft. Myers Cemetery with the Rev. F. E. Singleton officiating. Leo W. Englehardt in charge of arrangements. Besides the parents; survivors are two sisters; Rebecca Jo and Rita Jean Moss, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Shepherd of Lima, Oh; paternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. William Dailey of Tice; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.Cary. F. Shepherd of Lima, OH; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by paternal grandfather Robert C. Moss . Card Of Thanks Newspress March 12, 1971 Thanks to the friends, neighbors and co-wokers of United Telephone Co., Rev. F. E. Singleton , Dr. L. V. Radkins and the personnel of Lee Memorial Hospital. Words cannot adequately express our deep appreciation for the many kind and sympathetic acts that came to us at the time of our recent bereavement. Mr & Mrs John Moss & family
Ft. Myers News Press, Ft. - Myers, FL Oct 23, 1965 - Robert C. Moss Sr., 53 of 1609 Waverly Ave., Tice died Thursday. He had been a resident for the past 35 years and was owner of Moss Grocery. Survivors include his wife Mrs Erma O. Moss, sons John Moss, Clarence O. Moss , Fort Myers and Robert C. Moss Jr. in the Coast Guard in Alaska: five grandchildren Rebecca Jo Moss, Rita Jean Moss, Michael Blair Moss,Ft. Myers, Michelle Moss, and Kevin Moss, Alaska. He was a member of Edgewood Methodist Church and Redman Lodge. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo. W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Ft. Myers News-press, March 8, 1986-- Robert Kevin Moss,25, died March 6 in Ft. Lauderdale after a short illness. Survived by his parents, mother Linda J.Neubauer, step-father Walter Neubauer, father Robert C. Moss Jr; two sisters Melissa Boatwright and Michelle Desjardin and husband and two children, brother and sister Georgia and Allen Moss, maternal grandparents Nelia Smith, Arcadia, J. R. Smith, of Texas and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Robert C. Moss Sr. and Erma O. Moss Dailey.He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. He attended North Ft. Myers High School and graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, KA. Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Ft. Lauderdale.
Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 1 2005-- Sandra L.Wallace Moss, 58, of N. Ft. Myers, died Monday. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Moss; a sister, Brenda (Gary) (B.J.) Allen; her mother, Masie M. Wallace; a nephew, Ray Allen (Katherine) Allen, a nephew Michael (Jeannie) Allen; a niece, Angie Allen Pilkinton; a nephew, Jason (Jennifer) Allen; 2 great nephews, Jackson & Connor Allen, a great-niece, Alexandria Pilkinton; a great-nephew Jordan Allen & 2 great-nieces, Rachel Pilkinton and Taylor Allen all of Tallahassee, FL. She is also survived by a brother, Ray Warren (Lynn) Wallace Sr. of Crystal River, FL; a nephew Ray Warren Wallace, Jr; a niece, Julie M Nix; another nephew Jakob Johnson & a niece, Jennifer Northrup as well as 4 great nieces 3 great nephews all of Crystal River, FL. Also surviving are 5 aunts, 1 uncle and lots of nieces & nephews, Violet, Myra, Ola, Mae, Rene, Debra & Oscar J. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82. Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral, 334-4880.
Fort Myers News-Press -- 18 Jun 2005 -- Edith Dunn Motes 94, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at her residence. A former resident of Sarasota, she has resided in Bonita Springs for the past 17 years. She was born May 11, 1911 in Catoosa County, GA a daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine (Thompson) Dunn. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David G. and Andrea K. Motes of Bonita Springs, FL; three grandchildren, Ian David Motes, Clifford Joel Motes and Jacob Ross Motes and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Motes in 1980 and by her parents and 4 brothers and 6 sisters. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 18, 2005 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 28300 Tamiami Tr. So. Bonita Springs. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 PM. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, FL.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, March 6, 1926-- The body of Mrs. Mary L. Mothers, 75, was shipped last night to the home of her son, R. H. Mothers, in Hartford, Conn. Mrs. Mothers came here on a visit from St. Petersburg, where she was spending the winter. She became suddenly ill and died Wednesday night.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS,--January 28, 1940 Funeral services for Homer E. Mott, 15-year-old son of Mrs. Charles Mott, who died Friday in a Tampa hospital, will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at the graveside in New Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. William Singletary officiating. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, James and Hilton of Belle Glade and a sister, Mrs. D. F. Crosby, also of Belle Glade. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Elliott; two aunts, Mrs. Thomas Underhill and Mrs. Kandell Moore of North Fort Myers. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
Caloosa Belle July 28, 2009 Catherine "Kitty" Mottaz was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Alva and died July 24, 2009, in Ft. Denaud. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Eva Lippincott; and her husband, Harry L. Mottaz Sr. She is survived by her children, Diane Edwards (Phillips) and Harry L. Mottaz Jr. (Harriet); grandchildren, Eric Edwards (Becky) Desiree Edwards, Kasey Phillips, Kristopher Mottaz (Jennifer) and Jeremy Mottaz; great-grandchildren, Adam, Tiffany, Rene, Timothy, Zachary, Matthew, Landon, and Maddie. Catherine is also survived by her siblings, Vernice Rowan, Eugene Lippincott (Gwen), Carolyn Edwards (Cleveland), Margaret Woodham (Raymond), and Hilda Spratlin (John); and 25 nieces and nephews and their families. She was retired from United Telephone Co. and was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Alva. Aunt Kitty will always be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Fort Myers News-Press-August 7, 2008-Jewell E. Mottaz, age, 88, of Alva, passed away August 6, 2008 in Heartland Healthcare Center in Fort Myers, Florida.She was born April 8, 1920 in Cullman, Alabama, the daughter of Otto and Zola Harris Herzog She was a homemaker. She was a member of Alva Methodist Church.Survivors include one son: J. (Carol) Russ Yancey of Alva, Florida, Grandchild, John Russell Yancey Jr. of Alva, Fl; grandchild, Patrick H. (Veronica) Yancey of Melbourne, FL; grandchild, William S. Stagner of Alva, FL; Great-Great Grandchild. Jason, Great-Great Grandchild, Miranda; Great-Great Grandchild, Cody of Alva, FL; Great-Great Grandchild, Sky.Graveside services will be held at 11 am in Alva Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Hospice is suggested. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Fort Myers.
Mary Cecilia Touch Motts, born on April 1, 1920 in Archbald, Pennsylvania passed away on October 9, 2007. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Ralph Motts. She is survived by her sisters; Rose (Touch) Galli, Peckville, PA, Kathryn (Touch) Crugnale, Plainfield, IN, Francis (Touch) Douglas, Milwaukee, WI and her brother Anthony Touch, Archbald. PA.Mary was an active member and Commander of the DAV 108 Auxilary. She was also a member of the DAV Cats and the Cape Coral Italian American Club, where she loved and treasured her fellow members. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church.Mary and her husband loved to travel and spent many vacations abroad. Mary and Ralph were born in Pennsylvania, lived in New Jersey and retired over 35 years ago in Florida, which has become 'home'.Friends may call on Sunday October 21, 2007 at Fuller Funeral Home Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral FL from 2-4 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at St.Andrew's Catholic Church on Monday October 22, 2007 followed by entombment in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 31, 2004 - Jeffrey Richard Moylan died at his home in Mountain Meadows, Banner Elk, Christmas night, 2004. He is survived by his mother, Lois B. Moylan, his brother Kevin Moylan, his sister, Elaine Lawton, all of Cape Coral, FL; his father, James R. Moylan of St. James, NY; his beloved aunt, Evelyn Moylan of New York City; and his partner of twenty-seven years, Ralph Tilden of Banner Elk, North Carolina. He would have been 44 years of age on December 26th. Mr. Moylan was an accomplished organist, singer, organ builder and photographer. He was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Valle Crucis, the American Guild of Organists, the Acdemie Andre Marchal, the Historical Organ Society, and the Association of Anglican Musicians. Memorials to the Association of Anglican Musicians at 28 Ashton Road, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017, would be appreciated and used toward the achievement of the passion of his life, excellence in church music.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, January 17, 1985 - Neal D. Moys, 66, of Cape Coral, died Tuesday at his residence. He moved to Cape Coral in 1973 from Cherry Hill, NJ and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #8463 of Cape Coral. Mr. Moys is survived by his wife Teddy Moys of Cape Coral; 1 son Richard Allen Moys; 2 daughters, Maurine Sue Lancaster and Carol Ann Deery; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Metz Funeral Home with Dr. Pat W. McBride, pastor of the Cape Coral United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7-9 p.m. The Metz Funeral Home of Cape Coral is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 1 2005-- Shirley A. Muckensturm, age 70, of N. Ft. Myers died on Sunday, February 27, 2005 at Hope Hospice North. Born on June 21, 1934 in East St. Louis, IL she was the daughter of Fay S. and Agnes E. Tinsley Sr., Shirley was a 34 year resident of Ft. Myers. She is survived by her children, Linda (Richard) Clarich of Cape Coral, Fred Sr. (Rosa) of N. Ft. Myers, Dennis of N. Ft. Myers, Kevin (Sallie) of St. Louis, MO, Debbie (Roland) Kizzire of N. Ft. Myers, James (Illene) of Cape Coral, Melissa A. Miller of Cape Coral and Sandra (Jamie) Bothwell of Guin, AL, 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her brothers, John (Karen) Tinsley of N. Ft. Myers and Sonnie (Elaine) Tinsley of Tampa, FL. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 1:30 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., (239) 936-0555 where the family will receive friends after 12:30 PM. Entombment will follow in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
Fort Myers News-Press Sep 10, 2003 Margaret Wells Mulford. This beautiful person passed to the other world on Sept. 6, 2003, aged 80 years, 4 months. She is survived by her husband Stan, her two brothers, Jack and Richard Wells, their spouses and children, two grandnephews and a grandniece and numerous friends, all of whom will miss her bright, smiling and loving face. Georgia born, Margaret and family arrived in Ft. Myers in 1931. Graduating from Ft. Myers High School in 1941, she attended Edison College for two years and began teaching second grade in Edison Park Elementary School in 1943, obtaining her teaching degree from summer attendance at Florida Southern College. Her teaching career covered 35 continuous years before retiring in 1978. In 1960, she married sixth grade teacher, Stan Mulford. Margaret had been affectionately known as Miss Wells for so many years, people addressed him as 'Mr. Wells', Why not?', he said, 'it's easier to pronounce'. Margaret was active in many community activities: Epsilon Sigma Alpha for over 50 years, teaching Sunday School in the First Baptist Church, Friends of the Ft. Myers Library, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, the Lee County Civil War Roundtable. She was also an excellent source of local information for husband Stan, who often called on her fabulous memory for local history where he served as a volunteer historian at the Ft. Myers Historical Museum. Visitation will be held at the Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with funeral services celebrated at the funeral home chapel at 11:00 AM. Private interment will be in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Fort Myers News-Press Sep 26, 2002 Adam Thomas Mullen, 19, Cape Coral. Born on September 23, 1983 left us much too early courageously, with dignity and enduring love for his family. Loving son of Ronald and Cindy Mullen, dear brother of Andrew Mullen and his wife Keri (Mason). Sadly missed by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends. Graduate of Fort Myers High School (FMHS 2000). Student at Stetson University. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Super Coupe Clubs. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 200 p.m. at the Cape Coral Memorial Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL. (239) 542-3161. Gathering at 1-2 p.m. Adam's wishes were to support the Family Business Center at Stetson University. Donations in his memory may be made to Stetson University Family Center, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8398 Deland, Florida 32723. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Cape Coral Memorial Funeral Home, A Dignity Memorial Provider.
Myers News Press, September
11, 2012 - Ellen
Todd (Jennings) Mullens
on September 6, 2012 in Winter Park, FL. She was 59. Ellen Todd
born on July 4, 1953 to Isabella and Thomas Jennings in
The News-Press on December 18, 2009--Alice Jeanne Murphy, 81, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday December 15, 2009. She is survived by 8 children, 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 1 sister. She was preceded by a son. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM, Saturday, Dec. 19th at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers. Interment will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Dec. 20th in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info. (239) 334-4880.
Fort Myers News-Press, Sep 28, 1998 -- Clyde Robert Murphy, 84, of Alva, died Saturday, September 26, 1998, in Alva, Florida. Mr. Murphy was a native and a life-long resident of Alva. He was born July 31, 1914. He had been employed by both the State of Florida and Lee County Departments of Transportation. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his daughter, Joy Norris, in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Gwen Murphy of Alva; his three sons, Jim (Sandy) Murphy of East Fort Myers, Norman (Carol) Murphy of North Fort Myers, John Murphy of Alva; his daughters, Jo (Jerry) Kennedy of Alva, Karen (Jim) Hass of North Fort Myers; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. "He was a kind and giving man and will be missed very much by his family and friends." Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 30, 1998, at the Alva Cemetery, with Reverend Ray Johns and Reverend F.T. Mason officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 24 2002 -- Dorothy Euphemia Murphy, 80 of Lehigh Acres, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at Lehigh Acres, Florida. A native of Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Murphy came to this area in 1959. She had been a Registered Nurse and an Army Veteran of WWII. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband Jack B. Murphy. Survivors include her step-son, Tim (Patti) Murphy of North Fort Myers; her daughters, Lynn (John) Hawkins of Alva, Marsha Joyce (James) Newton of North Fort Myers; her sister, Velma Waine of Nemacolin, PA; her brother, Charles Crockard of Rices Landing, PA; her three grandchildren, Danny (Kim) Perkins, Misty (Mike) St. Pierre, Richard (Amy) Hawkins; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 12 Noon Friday, October 25, 2002 in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Chuck Wester of Hope Hospice officiating, committal services and burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon Friday, October 25, 2002 in the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh acres, 2701 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres.
Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 12 2005-- Francis Lafayette Murphy, 87, of Fort Myers went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2005. Wonderful father and devoted husband, Francis enjoyed a wide circle of extended family and dear friends. Preceded in death by his son Michael Frances Murphy, and brothers Pete Murphy and Cecil Murphy. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Hazel Pace Murphy; sons Joe (Barbara) Murphy of Cape Coral, FL., Tom (Darlene) Murphy of North Fort Myers, FL., and Robert (Jennifer) Murphy of Brandon, FL.; daughter Delores Lewen of Colorado; sister Julia Glasure of Tampa, FL and brother Jake Murphy of North Ft. Myers, FL. Special nephews, Bill Penney and Steve Miller; and special niece Suzy Lance. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Francis Lafayette Murphy, a World War II Veteran, was a graduate of Fort Myers High School and a loyal member of 56 years at Tice United Methodist Church. Mr. Murphy was the former manager of Palm City Ice and retired as the Manager of Creel Ford Tractor. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hope Hospice in memory of Francis Murphy. A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Tice United Methodist Church.
Fort Myers News-Press, Nov 30 2004 - Michael Joseph Murphy, 76, of N. Ft. Myers, died November 28, 2004. Born in New York, NY he came to the area 18 years ago from Jersey City, NJ. Michael served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post 38 and VFW. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Helen T. Murphy of N. Ft. Myers, FL; children, Janice (Harold) Haslach of Toms River, NJ, Joseph (Stacey) Murphy of N. Ft. Myers, FL, Michael (Margaret) Murphy of Secausus, NJ, and Christine (Dr. Leonardo) Carlucci of Edison, NJ; sister, Marie Carcocciolo and Loraine Woolley, both of Manchester, NJ; in-laws, Joseph Quinn, Robert Quinn and Marion Jankowski all of N. Ft. Myers, FL and William Quinn of Monrovia, CA. Also surviving are grandchildren, Susan, Jospeh, Dana, Sean, Timothy, Breanna, Shane, Branden, Shelia, Brock, Joel, Marisa, and Lorianna; and special friends, Helen Wyman and her children Carol, Robert and Laura. The family will receive friends November 30, 2004 (TODAY) from 2-4 PM at N. Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy., N. Ft. Myers where the funeral services will begin at 4:00 PM.
Fort Myers News-Press, 27 Jul 2006 -- Michael Kent Murphy, 48, of Bokeelia, FL died unexpectedly from a long term illness on July 24, 2006. Mike was born June 14, 1958 in LaPorte, IN a son of Clarence and Dixie Barnhart Murphy. He was a Territory Sales Rep for Porter Paint Co. He had resided in Bokeelia since 1986 coming from LaPorte, IN. Survivors include his parents, Clarence and Dixie Murphy, his sister and spouses, Kathy and Doug Dempsey of Mishawaka, IN, Carolyn and Dave Lashmit of Elkhart, IN; 3 nieces, Hannah, Lydia and Abby and a nephew, Michael. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 28, 2006 at 2 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday from 1-2 PM prior to services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the National Arthritis Foundation for research and development for Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis, 501 Village Green Parkway, Suite 5, Bradenton, FL 34209.
Fort Myers News-Press, 5 Apr 2005-- Paul Scheu Murphy, 64, went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2005 after battling cancer. Originally from the Buffalo & Grand Island, NY area, he has been a Florida resident for almost 40 years and was the head of the family-owned Tropical Fence Company. An avid Harley rider, he was an annual participant in the Toys for Tots Bike Run. He is survived by his wife, Carole Radder Murphy, son, Mark (Sue) Murphy, daughter Ginger (Pete) Frank, grandsons Samuel Murphy & new born Alex Frank, all of Ft. Myers, FL. He is also survived by brothers Mike (Suzy) of Daytona, FL, Terry of Jacksonville, FL, Kent (Adrienne) of Gypsum, CO and sister, Laurie (Roger) Paul of Charlotte, NC. Predeceased by his parents, Virginia Scheu and Frank Murphy, a sister, Katy and his grandmother, Louise "Granny" Scheu. A private burial will be held this week. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Sat, April 9th at 11:00 am at Faith Assembly of God, 6850 Bayshore Rd. in North Ft. Myers.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 7 2004 -- Clytus June Murray, 83, of N. Ft. Myers FL passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2004. Born on June 16, 1921 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Carl and Wilda Budd Campbell. Clytus was a Veteran of World War II serving in United States Women Air Corps. Survivors include her brother, Donald Campell, Sr., nieces and nephews, Donald Campbell Jr., Pamela Fleming, Chrystal Mitchell, Pamela Fitzpatrick, Nikki Mitchell and Terry Mitchell all of N. Ft. Myers. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM on Tuesday (TODAY) Dec. 7, 2004 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda. Arrangements by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 8, 2012 - Helen T (Seaton) Flaherty Murray, 93, a Fort Myers resident for 61 years, died January 14, 2012. She was born on November 19, 1918 in Manhattan, NY to the late Marguerite Schultz and Robert William Seaton. Helen grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She spent her high school years in Point Pleasant, NJ where she graduated from high school. She then returned to the New York City area to start her work at Time Life, Inc. She married Edward Patrick Flaherty in 1948 and moved to Fort Myers in 1951 .After Ed died in 1972, she and Marge Doyle ran the Bill Doyle insurance company until it was sold. She was an avid golfer at the Fort Myers CC, she met Richard Eugene Murray. They were married from 1986 until his death in 2002. Helen enjoyed volunteering as a Pink Lady, golfing, watching football and being in the company of her close friends. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Robert Vincent Seaton of Syracuse, NY and William Seaton of Red Bank, NJ. She is survived by 8 nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews, 4 great/great nieces and nephews, a stepdaughter and her family. A memorial mass will be held at The Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida @ noon on Friday, April 13th. Burial will be immediately following at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 10, 1964-- Herbert E. Murray, 37, a resident of Ft. Denaud, Fla., died at Fort Myers Sunday morning. He was born in Lee County and attended school at LaBelle High School and graduated there. Surviving are his wife, Betty Ann Murray; son, Robert Earl Murray; daughters, Cynthia Ann Murray and Brenda Lori Murray; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. Murray; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Terrell, Ola, Fla., Mrs. Helen Williams, Florence, Ala.; brothers, Charles Murray and Oliver Murray of Ft. Denaud, Fla.Funeral service will be Wednesday ata 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of LaBelle with Rev. Reeves Dean officiating. Pallbearers will be Evan Ridgdell, Merton Howard, Watler Howard, Ken Marantettle, Earl Dyess, Ralph O'Bannon. Burial will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, 1 Dec 2006-- Neil John Murray, age 40, after a courageous battle with cancer passed away surrounded by family and in the arms of the Love of his Life, wife, Erica (Walker) Murray. Devoted father of 3 children he leaves behind Cody, Casey, & Brenden, along with one step daughter Jessica. Family members include Father and Mother-in-law, Jeffrey and Pamela Walker, sister-in-law, Jillian (Scott) Larson, nephews Christopher and Kevin Larson. Originally from Michigan.A Pine Island resident for the past 7 years, Neil loved to ride his Harley go camping and mudding. A mechanic and truck driver by trade and spent his free time helping others. He fixed cars for senior citizens free of charge. For details on memorial go to: HTTP://Neil-MurrayFund.tripod.com/. A very special thanks to the Angels at Patty Berg for the kind treatment and love.
Fort Myers News-Press April 24, 2009 Robert Dean Murray, 71 of Bokeelia, FL passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was born in Stuart, FL to Dewitt and Ethel Murray. He moved to the area in 1972 from Miami. As a young boy he spent many summers fishing in Jensen Beach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller and then continued for 22 years after his time in the Air Force. He enjoyed flying and working on his airplane. He was an avid fisherman which he enjoyed with his grandson. He and his wife are owners of the Tree House Nursery in Bokeelia. He was an accomplished lecturer and participated in many presentations to garden clubs throughout the state. He was a generous man helping countless people affected by the Hurricanes. His family said he was a "helping hand to a neighbor in need". He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 51 years, Vivian; daughters, Lianne A. Murray and Robin R. White; grandchildren, Allisyn Ramirez, Daniel Murray, Trisha Evans; four great grandchildren; sister, Helen Rose Kellish; brothers, Lewis Dewitt Murray and Donald Murray.Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the funeral service at 1:00pm on Saturday with the Reverend Allene Topham, officiating at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, 15146 Stringfellow Rd., Bokeelia 33922.
FORT MYERS PRESS, April 29, 2009 R. Lynette Murray, 69, of N. Fort Myers died on April 25, 2009. She was born on July 11, 1939 in Fort Myers.She was the wife of the late William Murray. She is survived by her children, John A. (Karen) Warren of Alva, Joy (Barry) Miller of N. Fort Myers, Lynn (David) Copping of N. Fort Myers and Bill Murray (Beverly) of Cape Coral, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and her brother, Howard (Sandy) Naylor of Fort Myers.Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at at 1:00 PM in Hope Hospice Chapel, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press April 29, 2009 Ruth Lynette Naylor Murray, 69, of N. Fort Myers died on April 25, 2009. She was born on July 11, 1939 in Fort Myers. She was the wife of the late William Murray. She is survived by her children, John A. (Karen) Warren of Alva, Joy (Barry) Miller of N. Fort Myers, Lynn (David) Copping of N. Fort Myers and Bill Murray (Beverly) of Cape Coral, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and her brother, Howard (Sandy) Naylor (FMHS 1962) of Fort Myers. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at at 1:00 PM in Hope Hospice Chapel, Cape Coral. Fort Myers High School 1957.
Fort Myers News-Press, 29 Mar 2005-- Calvin Eugene "Genie-Boy" Musselwhite, born August 3rd, 1933 in Ft. Myers, FL passed away Friday, March 25th, 2005 in Shreveport, Louisiana A memorial will be held at a later date in Ft. Myers, FL. Local arrangements under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA (318)797-8124. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Burwell) Musselwhite and two brothers; James D. Musselwhite of Cleveland, TN and W. Alex Musselwhite of Biloxi, MS; six children: Peggy Jane Rideout of Shreveport, LA, Elizabeth Ann Cook of Cocoa Beach, FL, Michael Eugene Musselwhite of Gulfport, MS, Patrick Daniel Musselwhite of Ft. Myers, FL, Mary Kathleen Maline of Naples, FL, and Joseph Timothy Musselwhite of CA. Also survived by six grandchildren; Joseph Shane Maxwell, Jennifer Lynn Musselwhite, Danielle Musselwhite, Dustin Michael Gaffney, Kelsey Ann Rideout and Taylor Anne Musselwhite. "Pop" was preceded in death by two grandsons: Jimmy Lynn and Luke Waylon Rogers.
Fort Myers News-Press Sep 29, 2005 Marjorie Westberry Musselwhite, of Fort Myers passed away on Monday, September 26, 2005. She was born in K'Ville, Georgia on May 18, 1927 to Hugh Westberry and Sarah Lynch.She is survived by her sister, Katherine Foster of Alma, Georgia; a son, Dean Musselwhite and a daughter, Marilyn Hager, both of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Eric Wycoff of Melbourne, Florida; Lee Musselwhite of Lehigh Acres, Florida; Andria Henchesmoore of Naples, Florida; Dustin Hagar and Wendi Musselwhite of Fort Myers, Florida; Ryan and Sara Musselwhite of Lehigh Acres and 5 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be Saturday, October 1, 2005 from 12-2 with services at 2 PM. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. 239-694-4121. FMHS 1947
Fort Myers News-Press Sep 28, 2002 Philip D. Musselwhite, 52, of Fort Myers passed away September 25, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Denise; four children, Lee, Ryan, Sara, and Wendi Musselwhite, his mother Marjorie as well as three grandchildren and a brother Dean Musselwhite and a sister Marilyn Hager.Funeral services will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777 SR 82 on Sunday, September 29 at 1200 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will follow.
News-Press, 8/13/2008-- Evelyn M. Muttillo, 85,
of Lehigh Acres passed away Monday, August 11, 2008. A member of St.
Raphael Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, and the
Italian-American Club, she is survived by her loving husband of 66
years, Dominic, beloved mother of Donald R. (Patricia) of Jacksonville,
FL, Diana J. (Howard) Frank, of Cary, NC, Ronald J. (Ellen) of Tampa,
FL, 9 grandchildren, David S., Dawn M., Michael A., David E., Daniel
R., Jeffrey A., Jonathan M., Kelly M., Brian D., and 5
great-grandchildren, Mindy, Suzi, Daniel, Milo and Dominic. She will be
missed greatly by her family and all who knew her. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Thursday August 14, 2008 at 1:30 PM at St.
Raphael Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday
(Today) from 6-8 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd
82. Burial at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, 16 Jun 2006 -- Carrie Lee Ireland Myers, born April 1960 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers. Known to friend and family as KiKi was preceded in death by her mother Frances, grandmother Camille Herrington. She is survived by her father Ralph Ireland, brother Ralph Ireland, husband Ronald Myers, children; Samantha (Troy) Hayes, Ronald Jr., Kinzie, and grandson Tyton Hayes; grandfather Gilbert Herrington, many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and a very special friend Billy Lantis. KiKi was a very sweet and adventurous child. She was a good student and cared for many people. The caring characteristics carried over to her nursing career. As a nurse, she cared diligently for all her patients and her family members. Her abilities as a nurse were very important to her family. Anytime there was a need she was there to help with advice and medical knowledge. Her niece Stephanie had an extended illness and she was instrumental in her care and recovery. She was a bright light in hard times and helped with no reward other than a smile and THANKS, and that was all she needed. When her Mother was ill she put her life on hold and tended to her night and day. It was hard but no complaints. She helped as well with her grandmother. She was a nurse in many ways to so many and shed some light in their care. KiKi was rock hard, she was a steady force in time of need. she pushed through every challenge and encouraged those she tended and those around her. KiKi was amazing in her short lived life and will be greatly missed and NEVER Forgotten. Services are at St. Michaels Lutheran Church at 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 17. Burial to follow at Lee Memorial Park SR 82.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 26, 1937 -
Davis Myers, 72-year-old farmer, died yesterday at his
home at Alva after an illnes of six months duration. Myers has lived at
Alva for five years, moving there from Hardee county. He is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Susie Myers, and three sons, A. P., Mobery and B. C. of
Fort Myers, and three daughters, Mrs. Ella Keen of Alva, Mrs. Louise
Moore and Miss Annie Myers, and a brother, Bob Myers of Hardee county.
Funeral services will be at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the grave-side
here with the Rev. c. T. Tew officiating. Lawrence A. Powell has charge
Ft Myers News-Press, January 23, 2001 - Helen H. (Mason) Myskowski, 93, of Lehigh Acres, died January 20, 2001. She was born September 4, 1907 in Chicago, IL. She is survived by four children, Florian A. Myskowski of Lehigh Acres, Adelaide P. (Delsie) Nawoski of Lehigh Acres, Delphine (Jack) Eckrich of Hebron, IN, Norbert (Dorothy) Mason at St. John, IN, 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, a sister Evelyn Szymczak of Grant Park, IL, and a brother Fred Novak of S. Holland, IL. A Lehigh resident since 1970, she was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church of Lehigh Acres. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 25, 2001 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Farley Memorial Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Farley Memorial Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. 369-2181
|Home | Memory Lane | Public Records | Message Boards | History | Genealogies|
|Obits | Cemeteries | Cities & Towns | Colorful Characters | Links | Neighbors|
|About Us | Share Your Data | What's New | Credits | Look Ups | Guestbook | Webmaster|
|Copyright © 2002 - 2013 - Updated: March 7, 2013|