Myers News-Press, March 16, 2008 - Don Taggart,
age 76, N. Fort Myers, died at home on March 11, 2008. Don was born in
Houston, Texas, and moved to Florida in 1931 at the age of 5 months, to
the late Robert and Jessie Taggart. Don served in the United States
Marine Corp during the Korean conflict. After his stint in the service,
he worked in the flower industry in Lee County for many years. Don was
owner of Fountain Fire Equipment from 1969 to 1992 at which time he
retired. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Fort Myers,
Southwest Florida Historical Society and Southwest Florida
Archaeological Society. Don was, first and foremost a family man, who
loved spending time with his family, as well as with his many close
friends. He also enjoyed fishing, archaeological digs, kayaking and
woodworking. Don is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Peggy
Thoroman Taggart, a daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Bill Koontz, a
son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Michelle Taggart, grandchildren,
Kelly Davis, Justin Koontz, Jessica Taggart and Michael Taggart, his
mother-in-law, Tressie Thoroman. Funeral services will be held at St.
Luke's Episcopal Church on Monday, March 17, at 10:00 AM with Father
Phillip Read officiating. Burial will follow immediately afterwards at
Memorial Gardens on Colonial Blvd., and a reception will follow the
burial service at St. Luke's Church in the parish hall. Contributions
in memory of Don may be made to Fallen Heros Fund, C/O Lee County
Sheriff's Department, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL
33912, or National Kidney Foundation National Kidney Foundation
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc.,
1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803
September 26, 2013 - Josefina "Josie" (Perez)
Talamantez passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 in Lehigh
Acres. She was
born Sept. 12, 1943 in Fordham, Texas to the late Joe S. and the late
(Solis) Perez. She is survived by her children, Mikaela Mia of Denton,
Michael Talamantez, Lamar Talamantez and Carla Talamantez all of
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters and three
Frances Sosa of Ellenton, Fla., Ray Perez of Dade City, Fla., Anita
Whitesboro, Texas, Elvia Rendon of Lockney, Texas, Daniel Perez of
Texas and Ruben Perez of Ellenton, Fla. She was preceded in death by
husband, Simon Talamantez; and her brother, Joe S. Perez, Jr. Funeral
were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral
LaBelle. Interment was held in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. The
would like to thank you for all your loving support and words of
this time of loss. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
The Sunday Tropical
News, December 23, 1928 - Funeral services will be
held this afternoon for Ulame
Mae Talley, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Talley, who died yesterday. The services will be held at the Engelhardt
chapel at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C. T. Tew, pastor of the
First Baptist church. Burial will be held in the Fort Myers cemetery.
Coral Daily Breeze, October 9, 2013 - Anthony
P. Talotta, 92, of Cape Coral
passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., to Mary
Nicklos. He proudly served in the U.S. Army with the 3rd Infantry
during World War II where he fought in Italy and the Anzio Beachhead.
and operated the Hillcrest Mall Barber Shop in Phillipsburg, retiring
Coral with his family in 1985. He was a member of American Legion Post
VFW Post #8463. He is survived by his beloved wife, Enes; loving
Marilee Moyle of Cape Coral; grandson, Todd (LiJuan) Moyle; great
Travis, all of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and two sisters, Rose Ritz and
Volpe, both of Phillipsburg, N.J. He is preceded in death by his
Talotta; sister, Marie Alercia; grandson, Travis Moyle; and son-in-law,
Moyle. A funeral will be held at noon, Friday, Oct. 11, at Coral Ridge
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Entombment with military honors to
lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Anthony's name
American Legion Post 90, 4720 S.E. 15th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33904,
VFW Post 8463, 4709 S.E. 11th PL, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Online
be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
Myers News-Press, June 22, 2013 - Anthony P.
Tancredi, 88 years of age of
Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Gulf
Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Mr. Tancredi was born in
Pennsylvania on March 6, 1925, a son of the late Pasquale Tancredi and
Scarpello Tancredi. Mr. Tancredi was employed for many years in the
transportation industry as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters
Preceding him in death besides his parents were a daughter, Marie
died August 12, 1984 and six siblings. He served his country and was
discharged from the U. S. Army in 1945. Anthony enjoyed watching sports
especially football. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of
years, Mary Watson Tancredi of Fort Myers, Florida; his children,
(Hilarie) Tancredi of Fort Myers, Florida and Catherine Minko of Clyde,
Carolina; his grandson, Jeff Lenker and three great-grandchildren,
Lindsey and Samantha; his brother, Albert Tancredi of Palm Beach,
California.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at
11:00 AM in
the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial
Fort Myers, Florida 33907. The family will be present to receive
Tuesday from 10:30-11:00 AM prior to services. Burial will follow in
Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
86, passed away December 29, 2013. She
was born October 30, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harry and
Watson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her
earlier this year, Anthony; daughter, Marie; brothers, Harry, Pippy,
Francis, John and Tom; and sister, Isabel. Mary moved to Lee County in
from Philadelphia and was a Catholic. She loved to cook for other
to cherish her memory are her son, Tony and his wife Hllarie Tancredi
Myers; daughter, Cathy Menko of Clyde, North Carolina; grandson, Jeff
great grandchildren, Justin, Samantha and Lynsey; and great great
granddaughter, Sophia. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor
MYERS NEWS-PRESS - October 4, 1970
Mrs. Daisy M. Tanner, 88, of 1555 Billie St., died
Saturday morning. She had been a resident here for the past 41 years.
Survivors include two sons, Desso Tanner Sr., Fort Myers and Purdom
Tanner, Arcadia; daughter, Mrs. Nellie Faye McKenna; sisters: Mrs.
Mable Reddy, Buford, SC, Mrs. Nell Goodwin, Gainesville, Mrs. Ferrell
Crews, Inverness; brothers, Preston Davis, Waycross, GA, Carlton Davis,
Jacksonville, Elzie Davis, Valdosta, GA; 11 grandchildren and 25
great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at
Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. David Land officiating. Burial
will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Myers News-Press--Sept 21, 2008 Judy Ann Lamb Tanner,
57, a native of Fort Myers, FL,
passed away on Thursday. Judy is survived by her husband, Bill Tanner,
son, Josh Tanner (Tanya Tanner), daughter, Nikki Baird (Ben Baird),
Brother, Larry Lamb (Sharon Lamb) and 7 loving grandchildren. Judy was
preceded in death by her parents Bascum (FMHS 1942) and Irene Lamb
.Judy was employed by Lee County Sheriff's Department for 16 years.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 22, 2008 from 10-11 am, at Lee
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82, Ft. Myers, with a funeral
service to follow at 11 am.(239) 334-4880. The pallbearers are Jacob
Jones, Justin Jones, Allen Tanner, Gary Carter, Anthony Carbone and Ben
Baird. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope
Myers News-Press, March 10, 2006 - Missouri M. Tanner,
91, of Fort Myers passed away on March 8, 2006. She was born in
Moultrie, Georgia on May 3, 1914 and moved to Fort Myers as an infant.
Missouri graduated from Fort Myers High and married Allen Desso Tanner,
Sr. in 1932. She retired after many years of service from Shady Rest
where she worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her late
husband, Allen Desso Tanner, Sr; son Allen Desso Tanner, Jr. and
daughter-in-law Grace Tanner. She leaves behind her loving family
including three sons, Jack Tanner of Ocala, Stanley Tanner and wife,
Theresa, and Bill Tanner and wife, Judy; one daughter, Daisy Howard and
husband Alfred and daughter-in-law, Kay Tanner of Fort Myers,; 20
grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great
grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be at Anderson
Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers on Saturday, March 11,
2006 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM with services beginning at 11 AM. Final
resting place will be at Fort Myers City Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 2, 2003 - Scott
Alan Tanner, age 34, of Felda, passed
away Sept. 30, 2003 in Devils Garden. He was born April 16, 1969 in
Clewiston to Frances Lucille Taylor Williams and Dean Tanner. Scott
attended Eastside Baptist Church in LaBelle, was a leader of Felda Hog
Hustlers 4H Club in Felda, a Director of LaBelle Youth Livestock and
Agricultural Exhibition in LaBelle, and an avid sportsman. He was a
lifelong resident of Felda. Survivors include his wife: Winn of Felda;
sons, Nicholas and Zachary; daughter: Brittney; mother: Frances
Williams; father: Dean Tanner and wife Dot; brothers: Steve Williams
and Eric Taylor and sisters: Romy DeLaCruz, Sherry Passmore, Nerissa
Williams and Stephanie Stratton. A graveside funeral service will be
held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Felda Cemetery with Rev.
James Caves officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, Oct. 3,
from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to Scott Tanner Children Educational
Fund c/o Florida Community Bank, 155 N. Bridge St., LaBelle, FL 33935
or LaBelle Youth Livestock and Agricultural Exhibition, P.O. Box 1542,
LaBelle, FL 33975. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
13, 2012 - Katie L. Tant, 77, of
Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012. She was born October
in Graceville, FL and moved to Fort Myers from Georgia in 1965. She was
member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Tant leaves to cherish her
husband of 59 ½ years, Donald E. Tant; her children: Vicki, Cyndi,
Cheri; her siblings: Donald Miles and Barbara Porter, six grandchildren
great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM
July 14, 2012 in the Colonial Family Center of Fort Myers Memorial
Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist
Hill Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Funeral arrangements are under the
of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort
FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at:
News-Press, February 21, 2010 - Grace T. Tarantino,
98, of Lehigh Acres and formerly of New Jersey, passed away Friday,
February 19, 2010 at Hope Hospice. She is preceded in death by her
husband, Frank, her son-in-law Joseph Lucchese, 4 brothers and 1
sister. She is survived by three children, Madeline Lucchese, Frank
(Gail) Tarantino Jr. and Joseph Tarantino, 4 grandchildren and 3 great
grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, February 22 from 4 to 8
pm at Farley Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. The Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 11 am Tuesday, February 23 at St. Raphael's
Catholic Church, 2514 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. Entombment will follow
in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to St.
Raphael's Catholic Church. Please sign her guest book at: www.mem.com.
Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home (239) 369-2181.
Myers News-Press, April
18, 2011 - Dr. Henry M. Tardif of
Fort Myers, a retired family practice physician, passed away on April
14 at the
age of 87. Dr. Tardif is survived by his loving wife, Monta Tardif; his
Russell Tardif, Heather Tardif Stockard, Michael Detty, Ellen Detty
and Margie Detty Hill; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He
preceded in death by his mother, Isabelle Tardif.Dr. Tardif was a
loving man, husband, father, and grandfather who loved life and enjoyed
sailing, dancing, and travel.Born
and raised in Buffalo, NY, he completed medical school at
the University of Buffalo, before serving his country in the Army
in Korea and Japan. After his military service, Dr. Tardif practiced
in Springfield, Ohio until 1971 when he relocated his practice to Fort
Myers.His family would like to thank the staff of Page Rehabilitation
Healthcare Center for their excellent care, love, and compassion during
last 15 months of Dr. Tardif's life. Memorial contributions may be made
Tardif's name to Page.
24, 2008 - Gwendolyn Jones Tate of Pointe Royale in
Florida, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 20th after a long
illness. Mrs. Tate was born in Okeechobee, Florida on October 27, 1931
and was a third generation native of Florida. She was preceded in death
by her mother, Gladys T. Jones, her father, Conrad J. Jones, Sr., a
brother, Jerry Jones, and her husband, George H. Tate.She is survived
by her brother, Conrad J. Jones, Jr., of Lake Charles, Louisiana and
two step-sons, Peter Tate of Princeton, New Jersey and Savannah,
Georgia, and Michael Tate of Durham, North Carolina, and their
families.Mrs. Tate attended Brenau Academy for Girls in Gainesville,
Georgia and graduated from Fort Myers High School, before attending
Florida State University.Mrs. Tate was a proud member of First United
Methodist Church of downtown Fort Myers, where she served on the Church
Board, the Alter Guild, and a number of other committees. She was also
a regular attendee at Highlands First United Methodist Church of
Highlands, North Carolina.Born into the Jones Lumber Family of South
Florida, she owned and operated Alderman Lumber Company, then Hare
Lumber and Ready Mix Co., Inc., both of Clewiston and Naples, Florida.
She served as an officer and member of the Board of Directors for
Jerome Lumber and Supply Co., Inc of Fort Myers, Immokalee Supply and
Ready Mix, Inc. of Immokalee, C.J. Jones Lumber Company of Jerome and
Immokalee and other building materials businesses in Florida.Mrs. Tate
was a founding member of Beach First National Bank, where she served as
Head Cashier and Secretary to the Board of Directors for a number of
years.For many years she spent her winters in Fort Myers, at Whiskey
Creek and later at Pointe Royale, and summers at VZTop at the Highlands
Country Club in Highlands, North Carolina.She fondly wished to thank
the many members of her aide and household staff, her doctors, and the
management and staff of Hope Hospice who assisted her in her later
years.A viewing will take place Tuesday, June 24th, 5-7 pm, at
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers,
with a funeral service to be held Wednesday, June 25th, 11:00 am, at
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Memories, 1589 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers. Pastor Jim Rosenberg of First United Methodist Church will
be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in
Gwen's name to Edison College of Fort Myers or Hope Hospice.
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of
Myers News-Press, March 26, 2006 - John Forrest Tatum,
93, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006. He was born
in Fort Myers and has been a lifelong resident. He retired in 1974 from
the Coca Cola Bottling Plant following 42 years of service. He was a
member of the central United Methodist Church, Tropical Lodge #56, F.
& A. M., Scottish Rite and loved fishing.Mr. Tatum is survived
by his wife of 7 1/2 years, Coralie Tatum; sons; John F. Tatum, III of
Marianna and Donald E. "Gene" Tatum, Sr., of Fort Myers; two
step-children; John Lutzow of Utah and Shirley Buffington of Fort
Myers; eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his mother; Bertice Hite, a brother, Charlie Tatum and his
first wife, Greetice Hendry Tatum. Funeral services will be conducted
at 10 AM Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., with burial to follow in Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 9 AM until the
time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to either to Central United Methodist Church, 2415 Grand Ave.,
Fort Myers, FL 33901 or Hope Hospice of Lee County, 2430 Diplomat
Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2004 - Sharon Taugner 62, of St. James
Saturday December 11, 2004. Survivors include her husband Frank
Taugner, a daughter Nancy Yaros, Apollo Beach, Fl sister Sally Kimmel
of Vashon, WA, Grandchildren Jackson and Hannah Yaros. She was preceded
in death by her son Frank Taugner III. She was an actively involved
with the Pine Island Boat Club, American Legion Post # 136, Caloosa
Land Trust, the Ladies of the Elk, and the Moose Club of Ravenna, OH.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday December 30, 2004.
Cremation Arrangements by Affordable Cremations, A Dignified
age 50, of Felda, passed
away suddenly November 10, 2012 in Felda. He
was born Jan. 19, 1962 in Venice, FL.
His parents are the late
Joseph Edwin and Janice (Kelley) Taylor. He was a farmer in the Felda
many years. Survivors
mother, Janice Taylor of Felda, one brother: Timmy Taylor and one
Ford, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, extended
friends. Alan will be deeply missed by his family who loved and cared
very much. Funeral
be held Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 am at Mount Zion Primitive
Church, Felda with Elder Marvin Wingate officiating. Interment will be
November 16, 2012 in Felda Cemetery,
Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle,
There will be a fellowship luncheon provided after the funeral service
at the Felda
Fort Myers News-Press, March
31, 2005 - The Rev. Albert Lee Taylor, 85,
of Bonita Springs,
passed away unexpectedly during heart surgery on Friday, March 18, 2005
at Alaska Regional Hospital. He was born in Alva, May 29, 1919 to Elzie
and Bessie Taylor. He was married to Mildred Lucille Taylor all of whom
have preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter Juanita D.
McIntire of Bonita Springs, his son David E. Taylor of Wasilla, Alaska
and his brother Melvin Taylor of LaBelle. Also surviving Albert are his
grandchildren Sherri Lowe, Jame Lilly, Christopher Lilly, Serina
McIntire, Robert Taylor, Eugene Taylor, Don Taylor, Rowena Lee and
Justin Taylor and 23 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be
held April 7, 2005 at 7:00 PM at the Community Harvest Worship Center,
55 Orange St., LaBelle, FL with Rev. L.W. Howard officiating. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be given to the Community Harvest Worship
Center Building Fund, 55 Orange St., LaBelle, FL
News-Press, February 6,
2009 - Alma A. Taylor, age 69, of Lehigh
February 4, 2009. Visitation will be held 6-9 PM, Friday, February 6,
2009 at Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 12 PM,
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Buckingham Cemetery. Anderson Funeral
Home Lehigh Acres, FL
Myers News-Press, December 28, 2004 - Alvin Eugene
83 of N.Ft, Myers, FL. passed away Thursday, December 23, 2004 in
Lehigh Acres, FL. He was born July 23, 1921 in Nokomis, Illinois. Alvin
is survived by his wife, Helen Taylor, of N. Ft. Myers, FL.; two sons,
James Taylor, and Roy (Joyce) Taylor of Nokomis, IL.; three daughters,
Helen Reeves, Marjorie Wallace, both of Arcadia, FL, and Linda Smothers
of Taylorville, IL.; one sister Gladys Adden of Nokomis, IL.;
twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren. His first
wife Ina Taylor preceded him in death. Services will be at Trinity
United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 29, 2004. Burial will be
in Oak Ridge Cemetery, following the services. With the Rev. David
Harris officiating. Robarts Funeral Home, Inc.
Fort Myers News-Press, Sat., January 2, 1971 - Andy
of Tice, died Thursday night. Surviving is his wife, Mollie
Taylor, Tice; sons, Frank Taylor of Tice, Gene Taylor of Tice, Sherman
Taylor of Estero; daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Juanita) Duncan of North Fort
Myers, Mrs. William (Ida) Twigg, Tice, Mrs. Harold (Doris) Terrell,
Gainesville, Mrs.James (Lillie Mae) Rewis, Alva, Mrs. Larrick (Ethel)
Tice, Mrs. Oscar (Nell) Shoap,Tice, 21 grand-children and 3
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be
Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Buckingham with Rev. W.
J. Hickman officiating.
Pallbearers will be Buck Flint, Tom Green, Hilton Sapp, Alvin Shoap,
Hanson and Harry Ellwood. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday. Leo W.Englehardt Funeral Home is in charge.
News-Press, Friday, April
7, 1933 - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie E. Taylor,
who died Wednesday night at her home on Willard avenue, will be held at
10 o'clock this morning at the Church of God in East End. Mrs. Taylor,
who was 46 years old, had been ill for some time. The Rev. P. W.
Chesser will officiate. Survivors are her husband, one son, Tom, and
two daughters, Mrs. Cora Toole and Mrs. Lucy Stephens. Pallbearers will
be Frank Daniels, Henry Daniels, Frank Land, John Rank, W. K.
Kirkpatrick and Frank Bramon. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of
August 3rd, 2013 Bernard Roy Taylor
ended his Earthly
journey and joined his father Aston Taylor and mother Adina Taylor, his
sisters Dorothy Taylor-Thomas, Petronia Taylor-Nelson And Marcia
Taylor-Tugwell. He is survived by his brothers George Taylor (Mavis),
Sidney Taylor (Cheryl). His daughter Eartha
Joy Taylor Williams-McElvaine (Victor), Michael Taylor (Jaye), Lenny
(Elaine) grandchildren Michelle, Vernon, Kristadawn, Kenyatta,
Felecia, Jackie and Camillia, Caroline, Michael, Matthew, Monique,
Quweyaed, Quwadan, Jeffery, Danielle, and a host of great grandchildren
great-great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews and an abundance of
cherished friends and church family. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm
Saturday, August 17th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island
Coral. Funeral services will be celebrated at 11am on Sunday, August
Seventh-day Adventist Church of Cape Coral, 1813 El Dorado Parkway
Coral, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral
Fort Myers Tropical
News, May 1, 1929 - Funeral services will be held tomorrow for
H. Taylor, 56-year-old East End carpenter, who died at
his home on Edgewood avenue yesterday after an illness of six weeks.
The services will be held from the Engelhardt funeral home at 3:30
o'clock, in charge of the local Odd Fellows lodge. Mr. Taylor is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Taylor, and a son, C. B. Taylor, who
lived with him, his mother and father and a sister living in Michigan,
his former home.
Coral Daily Breeze, December 18, 2010 - Danny
Wayne Taylor, 65 of Cape Coral
passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 26,
Russellville, Ala., to Daniel and Emily Jackson Taylor. He was a
veteran of the
Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, where he met and
wife, Anita, July 29, 1966. He is survived by his loving family,
wife, Anita Taylor; daughters, Chris (Todd) Koralik of Cape Coral,
Guillermo of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Alexsandra Jones, Riley
Nico Guillermo, Amelia and Austin Koralik; mother, Emily (Charles)
sisters, Rebecca Taylor, Judith Lepper; and brother, William Taylor. He
predeceased by his father, Daniel. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m.,
Dec. 18, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home
entombment to follow with military honors at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape
share in Danny's life store and leave
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Belle, November 26, 2009 - Donald Alexander Taylor,
age 75, of Felda, passed away Nov. 20, 2009, in Sarasota. He was born
Dec. 12, 1933, in Port Washington, N.Y., to late Alexander Pittendreigh
Taylor and the late Beatrice Marie (Jones) Taylor. He was a resident of
Felda for the past forty-three years. He joined the Felda VFD in 1994
and was Chief since 1999. Survivors include his wife, Jane Marie
(Stovall) Taylor of Felda; son, Donald Scott Taylor and wife Misty of
Virginia' and grandchildren. Skyler White, Ashley Taylor, and Amber
Taylor Cremation will take place at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Belle, November 17, 2010 - Earl Jackson
Taylor Sr., age 82, passed away in a Geneva, Ala., health
Friday, Nov. 13, 2010. A resident of Kinston, Ala., he formerly lived
Immokalee, Fla. He was a ranch foreman in cattle farming. He was a
the First Baptist Church of Immokalee, where he served as Deacon. He
was a Past
Master of Lodge 379. LaBelle, Fla., Scottish Rite, Valley of Fort
was a member of Araba Shrinners, Fort Myers, Fla. Earl enjoyed fishing
or fresh water and hunting. He served in the U.S. Army in 1954. He is
by his wife, Jessie Lee Taylor of Kinston; son, Earl Jackson Taylor Jr.
wife Joy of Kinston; three grandchildren, John M. Taylor, Chase
Langford; and three great-grandchildren, Jasier Lindsey, Trinty
Karmissa Lindsey. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 2010,
Evans Funeral Home, Florala, Ala., with Rev. Randy Holtz officiating.
in the New Hope Cemetery, Florala.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 3, 1952 - Edward
71, a resident of Fort Myers for 26
years, died at his home yesterday. He was a member of the First
Methodist Church and the Carpenters Union. Survivors are his wife,
Willie Taylor, Fort Myers, three sons, Neill Taylor, Washington, D.C.,
Donald Taylor and Kenneth Taylor of Fort Myers; a daughter, Mrs. James
Garrison, Fort Myers; two brothers, A. H. Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, H.
T. Taylor, St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Finnie, St.
Petersburg, Mrs. R. G. Eason, Ruskin. Funeral arrangements will be
announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
Fort Myers Tropical News,
1927 - Mrs. F. L.(Ida) Taylor of Felda,
years old, died at the home of daughter, Mrs. Charles Blount, on Pearl
street, in the East End, early yesterday afternoon. At her bedside were
her mother, Mrs. Sara McMillan of St. Petersburg, two sisters, three
brothers, three daughters and six sons. Mr. Taylor is ill at their home
in Felda. Mrs. Taylor came to Fort Myers three weeks ago from Felda.
Her relative were summoned a few days ago and most of them arrived
before her death. In addition to her husband, her mother, and her
daughter here, she is survived by two sisters, Miss Hester McMillan of
St. Petersburg, and Mrs. Mollie Wentworth of Tampa; four brothers, Ivan
McMillan of Tampa, Martin McMillan of Largo, William McMillan of St.
Petersburg, and Stephen McMillan of New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs.
Zeke Hull and Mrs. James Maddox of Felda; and seven sons, James,
Gilbert, Marvin, Emory, Maurice, Jack and Stephen, all of Felda. The
Rev. Mr. Turner of Wauchula will be in charge of funeral services
today. Burial will be at Felda. Arrangements for the funeral are being
made by L. W. Englhardt.
Caloosa Belle, June 9 2005
- Fred Taylor, age 81, of LaBelle died June
2005, in LaBelle. Mr. Taylor is a U.S. Army veteran and is survived by
his brother, Earl Taylor, of LaBelle; sis-ters: Levurne Hill of
LaBelle, Cleo Taylor of Chipley and Llllion Taylor of Mulberry.
Services were held June 11 at The Baptist Cemetery in Immokalee. with
Rev. Ralph Nicholson officiating.
Taylor 82 of Naples, formerly of Immokalee, FL passed away
January 29, 2010
at Avow Hospice of Naples. Mr. Taylor was born in Felda, Florida
1929 to Marvin N. Taylor and Edna (Townsend) Taylor. He married his
Sammie (Bethea) Taylor in Cuthbert, Georgia on June 30, 1952, and owned
operated an Agriculture Farm around the Immokalee area. Mr. Taylor was
of Central Church of Christ in Naples, Florida. Mr. Taylor is survived
wife Sammie Taylor, son Fred Taylor (Pam), two daughters; Margie Willis
and Lisa Osborne (Danny), seven grandchildren and seven great
One brother; Dan Taylor along with nieces and nephews. A Funeral
be held Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Primitive Baptist Church in Felda,
10:00 a.m. with Preacher John Rose from Central Church of Christ, in
and family member Jamie McCaa officiating. Burial will follow at Felda
News-Press, June 2, 1932 - Floyd
Taylor, 19-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Taylor of
Buckingham died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held a 1 o'clock this afternoon at the
Buckingham residence, with the Rev. W. H. Edwards, jr., in charge.
Burial will be in the Buckingham cemetery. Survivors, in addition to
the parents, are a brother, Frank, and two sisters, Lessie and Illie.
Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements.
Fort Myers Tropical News,
July 15, 2004 - Frances
'Leveta' Taylor, age 61, of Alva passed away July 13,
2004 under the care of Hope Hospice. Frances was born Jan. 13, 1943,
Ft. Myers to late Jake Lee and Lillie Gilbert Lee. She was a lifelong
resident of Lee County. She owned and operated for many years Laveda's
Beauty Salon in Alva. Survivors include her husband Comer C. Taylor,
son Larry Curtis Taylor (Kathy Ann), Alva, daughters, Janet Taylor,
LaBelle, and Karen Gustison (Kenneth) Cape Coral, brother,
Lehigh Acres, sisters, Daphne Fussell and Theresa Summers both of
Felda, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside funeral
services will be Thursday morning at 11:00 AM at the Alva Cemetery with
Rev. Jerome Sears and Rev. Kenny Cook officiating. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers.
Myers News-Press, December 11, 2004 - Fredna Earl
79, of LaBelle, passed away Dec. 9, 2004 in LaBelle. She was born Nov.
5, 1925 in Holipaw, FL. She was a longtime resident of LaBelle and was
a member of Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church and the LaBelle
Women's Club. Fredna was a longtime employee of the Hendry County
School Board. Survivors include her son: Willliam H. Taylor, Jr.
(Linda) of Coca, sister; Dorothy Miller of Spanish Fort, AL and Alma
Taylor of Mobile, AL, grandchildren: Nicholas Taylor and Natalie
Karycki and two great-grandchildren. she was preceded in death by her
husband, William H. Taylor Sr. in 1997. Funeral services will be
Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, 3:00 PM at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church in LaBelle with Pastor Jay Goforth officiating. Interment will
follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery Akin-Davis Funeral Home In LaBelle.
Myers News-Press, December 12, 2007 - Gene "Hobo"
70, born March 20, 1937, a lifetime
resident of East Fort Myers, passed away on Monday December 10,
2007.Gene is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Alma, one son
Dale (Karen) Taylor of Lehigh Acres, FL, three daughters Tammy (Larry)
Keller of Lehigh Acres, Teresa (Bob) Leys of East Fort Myers, Donna
(Wyatt) Walker, and all of Papas Grandkids Amy, Tambra, Shayla, Molly,
Amber, Vicky, Jessica, Lisa, Chris and several
great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral Home,
Lehigh Acres, on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 from 6-9 PM. Graveside
services will be held at Buckingham Cemetery (on Cemetery Rd.) on
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 12 PM.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 1977 - Gilbert
Daniel Taylor, 84, died Saturday at
his residence in Felda. He was born on January 24, 1893 in Largo, Fla,
and was a pioneer of Felda. He was a charter member of the Mt Zion
Primitive Baptist Church of Felda. He is survived by his wife, Pearl;
two daughters, Ruby Taylor and Hester Renfroe; three sons, Gilbert E,
William H and James H Taylor. One brother, Stephen (Buck) Taylor, all
of Felda. Three sisters, Elise Blount of Tampa, Sally Hull of LaBelle
and Nita Maddox of Felda.
News, January 29, 2004 - Gloria Wanda Taylor, 67,
Felda, passed away January 22, 2004, in Immokalee. She was born June 5,
1936, in Fort Myers to William and Marietta Welsh Dampier. Wanda was a
lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church in Felda. Survivors include her husband of 51 years,
Dan; sons: Daniel Frank Taylor and Bruce Taylor, both of LaBelle;
daughter, Barbara Wanda Nowling of Felda; brother: Jesse Dampier of
Corkscrew; sister: Joy Ramirez of Wauchula; ten grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Glen
Taylor.Funeral services were held January 26, 2004 at the Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church in Felda with elder Marvin Wingate and Rev.
Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. Internment followed at the Felda
Cemetery. Akin-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.***Fort
Myers News-Press, January 24, 2004 - Gloria Wanda
age 67, of Felda, passed away Jan. 22, 2004 in Immokalee. She was born
June 5, 1936 in Ft. Myers, FL to William and Marietta Welsh Dampier.
Wanda was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church in Felda. Survivors include her husband of 51
years, Dan, sons; Daniel Frank Taylor and Bruce Taylor, both of
LaBelle, daughter; Barbara Wanda Nowling of Felda, brother; Jesse
Dampier of Corkscrew, sister; Joy Ramirez of Wauchula, ten
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
a son, Marvin Glen Taylor. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan.
26, 2004, 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Felda with
elder Marvin Wingate and Rev. Frank Deerey, Jr. officiating. Interment
will follow at Felda Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 PM at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Myers News- Press, March 29, 2005 - Howard
age 49, of LaBelle passed away March 26, 2005. He was born December 21,
1955 in Ft. Myers, FL. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
Survivors include his sons; Adam Taylor of Arcadia and Bobby Taylor of
Lehigh Acres, step-daughter; Haley Sims of Lehigh Acres; father, Dan
Taylor of Felda, brother; Frank Taylor of Immokalee, sister, Barbara
Nowling of Felda and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his mother, Wanda Taylor and brother Marvin Taylor. Graveside services
will be today Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 11:00 AM at the Felda Cemetery
with Pastor Marvin Wingate officiating. Interment will follow at the
Felda Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Myers News-Press, December 31, 1968 - Mrs. Isabella
of 1658 Ricardo Ave., died Monday of Cancer. She was 30. Mrs. Taylor
was graduated from Fort Myers Senior High School with the class of 1955
and from Anna Marie University of Atlanta, Ga., where she was a member
of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was employed at the First National
Bank as a new account officer She was a member of the Junior Welfare
League of Fort Myers and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Surviving
besides her husband, John W. Taylor, are two children, John Thomas 5,
and Michelle Theresa, 3; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. D'Alessandro
of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Scott Jr. of North Fort Myers.
Rosary service will be at 8 p.m. from the chapel of the Harvey Funeral
Home. Requiem mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday from St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
June 3, 2014 - Ivan
"Steve" Taylor, age 62,
of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. He was
July 25, 1951 in Plant City, Fl. Steve was a graduate of Edison
College and worked as an Optician for the Walmart Vision Center in
Acres. He had a great love for music, playing the guitar, and
fishing. Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth
Taylor; mother, Joy G. Taylor; sisters, Joy Lynn Henderson and Betty Jo
Blankenship; and his nephew, Derek C. Thomas. Visitation will be held
Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers,
33913 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 5-7pm. Funeral services will
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11am at the funeral home. Interment will be
Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers. For information, please call
Online condolences may be offered www.dignitymemorial.com.
Myers News-Press, January 29, 2009 - Jordan Ali Taylor,
age 22, of Fort Myers, met her Lord
Jesus Christ on January 25th, 2009 in a tragic automobile accident on
I-75. Born on November 7th, 1986 In Lakeland, Florida; daughter of Lisa
and Darrell Peeples (step-father) of Fort Myers and daughter of Jerry
W. (Butch) and Laura A. Taylor of Lakeland, Florida.Visitation and
funeral services will be held on January 29th at Covenant Community
Ministries in Fort Myers (Address: 940 Tarpon Street, 33916).
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the service immediately
following at 11:00 a.m. Officiating the services will include the Rev.
David Pleasant, Jr., pastor of Covenant Community Ministries, and Rev.
Tom Sterbens (uncle), pastor of New Hope Church in Sevierville,
Tennessee. Interment will be on January 30th at Oak Hill Burial Park in
Lakeland, Florida at 11:00 a.m. A memorial fund has been established on
behalf of Jordan Taylor at Florida Gulf Bank of Ft Myers (8870 Daniels
Belle, September 16, 2009 - Joseph Edwin Taylor,
age 80, of Felda, passed away Sept. 14, 2009, in Felda. He was born
Feb. 19, 1929, in Felda, the son of the late Maurice L. and Mary
(Hayes) Taylor, Sr. Mr. Taylor married Janice Kelley. He was a Farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Janice (Kelley) Taylor; two sons, Tim
Taylor and wife Joanne, Alan Taylor; and one daughter, Cindy Ford and
husband Randy; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday Sept. 18, in Mount Primitive
Baptist Church with Elder Marvin Wingate officiating. Interment will be
Friday in Felda Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. in
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home - LaBelle.
January 24, 2013 - Juanita M. Taylor
passed away Jan. 21, 2013 in Moore Haven. She was born Aug. 8, 1941 in
Fla., to the late William Hooker and Ethel Mae (Leitner) McDuffie.
a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Moore Haven and very
the women's group. She also supported and helped with the American
Society Glades Chapter for many years. Survivors include her husband,
Taylor Sr.; sons, Norman Taylor (Mollie), Stephen Taylor (Veleda);
Kristi Hingson (Wade); mother, Ethel Mae McDuffie; brother, Jimmy
sister, Harriet Rice; eight grandchildren; and three
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at First
Methodist Church of Moore Haven with Pastor Charley Watts officiating.
Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation will be
one hour prior to service at First United Methodist Church Of Moore
lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to 1st
Methodist Church of Moore Haven Women's Group or a charity
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 10, 1928 - Leonard
pioneer citizen of Fort Myers, died at the
Lee Memorial Hospital Sunday at 12:30 o'clock. He has been in failing
health for several months and the end came quietly. Mr. Taylor, who was
78 years old, was born in Rome, New York, and came to Kissimmee,
Florida in 1880. He spent several years as general superintendent for
the Plant system at Port Tampa and came to Fort Myers about 25 years
ago. He has followed the carpentering trade for the greater part of the
time since then. A member of the Kissimmee Masonic Lodge, Mr. Taylor is
survived by four sons: Clark Taylor of Fort Myers, Adee Taylor of
Bokeelia, and Soctt and Bert Taylor of Okeechobee City. Funeral service
will be held at Englehardt's Mortuary Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock and
interment will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 1, 1972 - M.
78, 3735 Michigan Ave., died Tuesday night. He was a retired dairyman
and lived here for the past 23 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs.
Sally Grubbs Taylor, sons, W. M. Taylor, Doug Taylor, Dan Taylor;
daughters, Mrs. Horace Lowery, Mrs. Doris Brewer, Mrs. Charles Houck,
Mrs. Laverne Shoplak; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Bass of Doerun, Ga., 12
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Riverside
Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at
Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. E. S. Anderson and the
Rev. L. B. Huston officiating. His nephews will be pallbearers. Burial
will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press Marion
F. Taylor, 77, of Ft. Myers, passed away on Saturday, January
15, 2005. Formerly of Rochester, NY, she moved to Ft. Myers in 1958.
Mrs. Taylor was a school teacher and taught for 33 years at the J.
Colin English Elementary School and Ft. Myers Middle School. She is
survived by her son & daughter-in-law, William and Sheila
Taylor, Ft. Myers; a daughter, Pamela Swiger, Quincy, FL; 3
grandchildren, Adriean, Rebecca & Eric and a sister-in-law,
Betty Schaefer, Middlesex, NY. Memorial services will be celebrated at
the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wed., Jan. 19, 2005, at
Myers News-Press, January 9, 2002 - Martha Comella
Taylor, age 70, of Felda, died January 7, 2002
at Felda. She was born October 30, 1931 at Kendall, FL to Samuel J.
Bethea and Sammie Vera Comella Thompson Bethea. Martha was a resident
of Felda for the past 50 years and a member of Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church in Felda. Survivors include her husband: Ralph Taylor of
Felda, sons: James R. Taylor of Thomasville, GA and Paul E. and David
Taylor, both of Felda, daughters: Joanne T. Sutton of Cordele, GA And
Martha E. Taylor of Felda, brother: Dudley Bethea of Newell, SD,
sisters: Betty Taylor of Naples, LaBerta Heath of Wauchula and Carol
Rooney of Alabama, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 10, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at
Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Felda with Elders Leon Blanton,
Marvin Wingate and Johnny Bowenn officiating. Interment will follow at
Fort Myers News-Press, Jan
22 1990 - Pearl Asalee Taylor, 89, of Felda passed
away in Lehigh on January 20. She had been a resident of the area for
71 years, moving here from Ona, Fla. She is survived by three sons,
James and Ernest of Felda and William of LaBelle; two daughters, Ruby
Taylor of LaBelle and Hester Renfroe of Felda; brothers Ivey and Eston
Keene of Ona, sister Veda Whidden of Wauchula; six grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services Tuesday at
4PM at the Mt Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Felda with Elder John
Bowen officiating. Internment will be in the Mt Zion Baptist Church
cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis, LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press,
September 22, 2010 - Ralph W. Taylor,
83, of Clearwater, FL,
passed away on
Sept. 19, surrounded by his loving family, including his wife of 59
years, Jean Taylor, daughter JoNelle Holdsworth, son Alan Taylor,
daughter Cheryl Roberts and son-in-law John Roberts, daughter Roseanne
Herndon and son-in-law Greg Herndon and son Scott Taylor. He also
leaves behind a sister Virginia Anderson, a sister Lenore Padgett, a
brother Keith Taylor, as well as 7 grand children, 12 great grand
children and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Taylor was born Aug.
1927 in Felda, FL, to Homer and Mildred Taylor and graduated from
LaBelle High School. He served his country for two years in the US Navy
near the conclusion of World War II and received the
Area Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the American
Defense Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Taylor
graduated from Asbury College (Wilmore, KY) in 1950 with a BA degree in
Math and also attended the Univ. of Miami's College of Engineering. He
married Norma Jean Booth of LaBelle on Jan. 5, 1951. Mr.
was a design engineer at General Electric's jet engine plant (near
Cincinnati, Ohio) for four years before going to work for Martin
Marietta at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. He stayed with
Martin for 15 years working as design engineer, chief engineer,
construction manager and project manager on the Titan space launch
vehicle project. The family lived in Titusville until 1973 and then
moved to Ft. Myers where Mr. Taylor had founded Taylor Industries, a
general contracting company. He retired in 1996. Mr. Taylor
his wife were members of First Assembly of God church in Fort Myers for
35 years. They moved to Clearwater in 2008. A service will
place on Wed., Sept. 22, at Moss Feaster Funeral Home (13401 Indian
Rocks Road, Largo). Visitation is at 2:00 pm; service begins at 3:00
pm; burial with military honors follows at Serenity Gardens.
Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL - Rosie F.
(Howard) Taylor, age 85, of
Fort Myers, passed away August 15, 2014 in Fort Myers. She
was born Mar. 17, 1929 in
Maysville, KY, to the late Benny and the late Mary (Vermillion) Howard. She
is survived by her son: Walter
Taylor (Betty), daughters: Sandra Gouley (John), Jennie Taylor,
Sparks, sisters: Wanda Day, Mary Lou, six grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Glendon
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at
United Methodist Church, Alva, with Rev. Ralph P. Cotten officiating.
will be in Alva Cemetery, Alva.
will be Thursday 1 hour prior to service at Alva United Methodist
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home - Fort Myers.
Myers News-Press, November 27, 2000 - Ruby Asalee
Taylor, 85, of LaBelle, formerly of Felda, passed
away on November 25, 2000 at LaBelle. Ruby was born August 30, 1915 at
Sweetwater, FL to the Hendry County Pioneer, the late Gilbert H. Taylor
and Pearl Asalee McCloud. She was a lifelong resident of Felda. She is
survived by a brother, James H. Taylor of LaBelle; a sister, Hester
Renfroe of Felda; and many nieces and nephews. VISITATION will be
TONIGHT at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel between 7-9 p.m.
GRAVESIDE Funeral Services will be TUESDAY at 11:00 a.m. at the Felda
Cemetery with Elder Johnnie Bowen officiating. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel
Myers News-Press, December 18, 2001 - Stephen 'Buck'
Taylor left us to be with the Lord on Friday,
December 14, 2001. He passed peacefully in his sleep following a long
illness. Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of the Felda area and was
born in Alva, Florida. He was 89 years old. He will be missed by many
nieces and nephews as well as anyone who was lucky enough to ever meet
him. There will be a viewing today at the funeral home from 6 - 8 p.m.
and the services will be tomorrow December 19, 2001 at Mt. Zion Baptist
Church in Felda at 11:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow in Felda
Belle, August 4, 2010 - Thomas Milton Taylor,
age 76, of Felda, passed away Aug. 2, 2010, in LaBelle. He was born
Jan. 6, 1934, in Felda, the son of the late Marvin Nixon Taylor and the
late Edna Louette (Townsend) Taylor. Tommy was a fifth generation
Floridian and lifelong resident of Felda. He was a Deacon at Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church in Felda. He was a devoted husband, father,
grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was a gifted guitar player
and enjoyed performing with family and friends. Survivors include his
wife, Peggy Illene (Barnes) Taylor; son, Thomas Steven Taylor (Dianna)
of Felda; daughters, Susan Lancaster (Charlie) of Felda, Jeanette Van
Loo (Scott) of Felda and Sandra Howard (Matthew) of LaBelle; brothers,
Fred Lee Taylor of Naples and Dan F. Taylor of Lakeland; grandchildren,
Joseph Kennington, Susan A. Taylor, Stephanie Wright, Justin Taylor,
Jamie Howard Lipford (Dustin), Andy Taylor, Matthew D. Howard, Kelly
Jean Taylor, Shelby Van Loo; and great-grandchildren, Christian
Kennington, Cyrus Kennington, and Nathaniel Lee Ledford. Funeral
services will be 10:30 a.m., today, Aug. 5, 2010, at Mount Zion
Primitive Baptist Church in Felda with elder Marvin Wingate
officiating. Interment will follow in Felda Cemetery, Felda. Visitation
was held Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press,
December 4, 2003 - Walter Glendon "Walt" Taylor, age
77 of Alva,
passed away Dec. 1, 2004
in Alva. He was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Portsmith, OH. Walt was a resident
of Alva the past forty-eight years. Survivors include his wife; Rosie
of Alva, son; Walter Robert Taylor of Port St. Lucie, daughters; Sandra
Gouley of Ft. Myers and Jennie Taylor of Alva, grandchildren; Marion
Nadwodney, Tanya York, Gene York, Ercella Lott Jr., Glendon Taylor and
Drew Taylor and great-grandchildren; Mike York, Lane Lott, Mariah Lott,
Hunter Lott and Tyler Lott and Dylan Lott. A graveside funeral service
will be Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, 1:00 PM at Alva Cemetery with Reverend
Mary Ellen Lanoue officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 204 PM at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Ft. Myers. Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Ft. Myers
News-Press, April 29, 2012 - William
Myers resident and real estate
broker, passed away on
Sunday, April 22nd at Hope Hospice. He was 62. Bill was preceded in
his parents, Helen and Claude E.Taylor. He is survived and will be
missed by his loving companion, Shelley Magnaghi, his sisters Margaret
Sugg, Kitty (Rusty) Norman, Anne (Tony) Valenti, his nieces, Cynthia
Kristin Biancardi, Jenna Kirby and Maria Valenti, nephew, Nick Valenti
step-mother, Lynne Taylor. Bill was born in Martinsville,
moved to Fort
Myers with his family in 1960, just
time for Hurricane Donna. He graduated from Fort Myers High School
where he was Student Council President, Class President and
instrumental in the
creation and building of the Student Union Building. Bill graduated
Florida Southern College in Lakeland
with a B.A.
degree and returned to Fort Myers
to begin his real estate career. He established William A. Taylor
residential and commercial firm, in 1978. Bill served as President of
Myers Realtor Associates, District Vice President of the Florida
Realtors, State President of the Florida Realtors Land Institute,
Regional Governor of the National Realtors Land Institute and was voted
of the Year. Bill, always conscious of giving back to his community,
volunteered his time and services over the years to Neurofibromatosis
United Way, Edison State College Foundation, Relay for Life, Sidney and
Davis Art Center, Lee County Library, Reading Festival, and was
Jazz on the Green from 2001-2007, for the benefit of Children's
Southwest Florida. For his support in the revitalization of the River
downtown, Mayor Randy Henderson presented Bill with a key to the city
Myers. Bill was an
accomplished photographer and enjoyed boating, fishing and jazz. He
Shelley, his family, and cherished the companionship of many lifelong
We would like to thank the caring staff of both Hope Hospice and Gulf
A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will be held on
Friday, June 8
at 11 A.M. at First Assembly of God Church, 4701 Summerlin Road.
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
& Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL - William
O. Taylor, 86, of Estero, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014.
He was born
December 18, 1927 in Wellsville, NY and moved to Florida in 1958. He
was a U.S.
Army Veteran during the Korean War. While in Wellsville, he worked in
fields that his great grandfather founded. He was a member of the
Protective Order of Elks, Loyal Order of Moose, the V.F.W. and the
Taylor leaves to cherish
his memory, his wife of 37 years, Joan Taylor; his children: Catherine
and husband, Randy of East Fort Myers, John Owen of Fort Myers,
Canington of Grovetown, GA and Christine La Stella and husband, Greg of
Beach; nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and his
Bob Rogers of North Fort Myers. Graveside services will be conducted at
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery with
rites conducted by the U.S. Army. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial
Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. Online
condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
News-Press, August 18, 1958 - Willie McNeill
Taylor, 74, a resident of Fort
Myers for 55 years, died here yesterday evening. She resided at 2216
Hoople St. and is a member of the First Methodist Church of Fort Myers.
Survivors are three sons, Kenneth of Fort Myers, Donald E. of
Alexandria, Va., and H. Neill Taylor of Washington, D.C.; a daughter,
Mrs. Lucille Garrison of Fort Myers; three sisters, Mrs. Nola Vivas of
North Fort Myers, Mrs. Dora Lewis of Fort Myers and Mrs. Etta Lewis of
Olga; a brother, Arthur McNeill of Fort Myers and 10 grandchildren.
funeral arrangements by the Leo W. Engelhardt funeral Home
Myers News-Press, January 16-18, 2013 - Mary
Davis Teague, age 77, of Fort Myers passed away Sunday,
January 13, 2013.
She was an educator with Lee County for 35 years and a member of First
Christian Church of Fort Myers. Mary is survived by three sisters:
(Samuel) Leverett of Bronx, NY, Alice Bates of Chattanooga, TN and
Vincent of Goose Creek, SC; her nieces: Yvonne Randolph Green and Anna
Randolph; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family. She was
in death by her husband, Morgan Teague; her beloved daughter,
two sisters: Annie Randolph and Corinne Williams and her brother,
The funeral service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 at
First Christian Church 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 33901.
be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery (239) 334-4880.
News-Press, April 23, 2005 - Morgan A.
Teague departed this life peacefully April 18, 2005,
surrounded by his wife
and the compassionate care of Hope Hospice. Morgan is survived by his
31 years, Mary Davis Teague and his loving daughter Morganetta
Teague, siblings and a host of relatives and friends. Service will be
Monday, April 25, 2005, 3:00 PM at Lee Memorial Gardens, State Road 82.
family will receive friends Monday from 1-3 PM at the funeral home. Lee
Memorial Park 334-4880
Myers News-Press, December 19, 2007 - Doris Louise
87, a lifetime resident of Fort Myers,
passed away Monday, December 17, 2007.Doris was born August 17, 1920 on
Mound Key Island. She is preceded in death by her husband, William
Teel, who passed away in 1986 and her eldest son, Raymond Johnson.
Survivors include his four children, Michael Teel of Port Charlotte,
Charles (Linda) Teel of Fort Myers, Yvonne (Pepper) Wainwright of Fort
Myers, and Loretta (Johnny) Wright of Fort Myers, a daughter-in-law,
Sharon Johnson of Fort Myers, 11 grandchildren, and 8
great-grandchildren.Graveside services for Doris will be held on
Thursday, December 20th, 10:00 am, at Fort Myers City Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470
Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, Fl 33908. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral
Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 3, 1946 - Vos
39-year-old carpenter who had recently arrived here
from Georgia, was killed early this morning when a sudden fire swept
Fred Veal's grocery store and apartments on Victoria Street. Edwin
his 11-year-old son, was sleeping with him in the apartment. The boy
roused first by the smoke and flames, and cried to his father to get
The boy managed to escape, but his father never came out and his body
later by firemen. In addition to his son, Teel is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Emma Teel, who was spending the night with her sister next door
fire started. Firemen quickly extinguished the blaze. Chief Shep Bass
could give no estimate of the
loss, althought the store stock was damaged and the inside of the
scorched and charred. Origin of the fire was not immediately
determined. Teel's body was taken to the Lawrence A. Powell Funeral
Home. Note: Vos must be a nickname. He is buried in Fort Myers Cemetery
as C. Howell Teel.
Funeral home records have his name as Corrossi Hassell Teel.
Myers News-Press, April 19, 2012 - Jean
Eubank Shaffer Teeter (84) passed
away at home, Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Jean was born in Ft. Myers, FL on November 14, 1927 but
lived a majority of her early childhood with her family on Marco
Because Marco had no high school at the time, she came to live with her
Winnie Doxsee and completed school at Ft. Myers Sr. High.Jean, being a
generation Floridian, was a part of a rich heritage of Florida natives.
mother, Cleo was born in Labelle,
FL and father
born on Marco
Her father was a merchant and
butcher in his early years and later became a commercial fisherman and
shrimper. In 1944, Jean met Otto Shaffer from Allegany,
NY while he
was stationed with the army at Buckingham, FL
and they were soon married in 1945. Jean was a very talented homemaker,
five children. She was an accomplished seamstress, gourmet cook, and
crochet and knit. Another of her hobbies was flower arranging. For
years, Jean was an insurance agent with Liberty National Life. Later,
husband Charles Teeter ran lines of crab traps for stone crabs off Sanibel Island. Jean ran the
boat and Chuck hauled in the
traps! Jean was predeceased by husbands, Otto E. Shaffer, and secondly,
E. Teeter; son, Terry Martin Shaffer, parents Harvey and Cleo Hand
brothers, George Harvey Eubank and Harrell Eubank, and great-grandson,
Christian Jeffrey Nott. Jean is survived by her children and their
Gail S. Wortham (John), Cleo S. Morgan (Edward), Charles Otto Shaffer
Marcia S.Hawkins (David) and sister, Kelly Brehmer. She is also
survived by her
niece, Cindy Eubank Smith (Ernest), and nephew Kyle Brehmer. Jean has
grandchildren: Tami Nott Belcher (Philip), Wesley Trowbridge Nott, III
(Jennifer), Wesley R. Wortham, Jason Pressly (Caroline), Abby Pressly
Jennifer Shaffer Brinkley (Matthew), Natalie Shaffer Gardner (Drew),
Goldsmith, Andrew Goldsmith, Alisha Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, and eleven
great-grandchildren. Jean's family would also like to extend a special
to Dawn Walker of the Hope Hospice team, the Cape Coral Hospice House
Teresa Moreira, her home caregiver, for all the kindness and care they
our mother. Visitation will be held in the Colonial Family Center of
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL on
Saturday, April 21 from 2 to 3:00
pm, with services immediately following. A reception will be held
funeral services in the Tower Room of The Edison, 3583 McGregor
Blvd., Fort Myers.
Myers News-Press, October 22, 2006 - Virginia Jones
92, died Friday, October 20,
2006 at Hope Hospice North. She was born in Olga in 1914 and resided in
Lee County until 1995 when she moved to Troy, Alabama. She returned to
Fort Myers in August of this year. She is survived by three daughters;
Marie Singh of Dunn, North Carolina, Sheri Shade of Colorado, and Becky
Smith of N. Fort Myers; three great-grandchildren and three great-great
grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Hilda Tener of Lakeland. She is
survived by three nieces; Helen Williams of Florence, Alabama, Shirley
Ritchey of Sarasota, and Freda Moore of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
She is also survived by four nephews; Oliver Murray of Fort Denaud,
Laughlin McNeill of Cape Coral, Norman Matkin of Nova Scotia, Canada,
and Hank Jones of Troy, Alabama.Visitation will be Monday, October 23,
2006 from 1-2 PM at Anderson Funeral Home in Fort Myers with the
funeral at 2 PM with Rev. Don Rock officiating. Burial will follow at
the Alva Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope
Hospice, Grace United Methodist Church/Olga Fort Myers Shores Campus or
to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of
Fort Myers, (239) 694-4121.
Myers News-Press, July 19, 2013 - Irene
C. Terrill, age 83, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. She
by her son Mike Terrill and fiance Awilda Vega and son James Terrill. A
visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park
Road 82 Fort Myers, FL 33913 on Sunday July 21, 2013 from 5:00PM -
funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday July 22,
10:00AM with burial to follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info
Fort Myers News-Press,
2005 - Kenneth Adrian Terrell, 52, of Port
Charlotte, FL passed away Jan. 11, 2005 suddenly after a short illness.
He was born Nov. 13, 1952 in Melbourne, FL as a child he lived in
Florida, Germany, and Hawaii were he lived for many years. He graduated
from Radford High School, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1970. He served in the US
Air Force and was a Vietnam Vet. He returned to Florida 20 years ago
and settled in Southwest FL In 1988 with his wife Deborah. Kenny worked
for WCI Communities 11 years most recently as a construction manager.
He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He is survived by
his wife Deborah, his stepson Matthew Barnett, his mother and
stepfather Rhelda & Ronald Cowen of Panama City, FL, his father
Harley Terrell of Sharps, FL, brother Ronald M. Cowen, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL sister Cheri Wright, Wake Forest, NC and several nieces and nephews
and many beloved friends. Services will be Jan. 14, 2005, 11:00 AM at
Tropic Isles Baptist Church, 701 Camellia Dr., N. Ft. Myers. A
celebration of his life will follow at Judd Park, 1297 Driftwood Dr.,
N. Ft. Myers, FL.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2004-11-18-- Helen L. Teston, 89, of Lehigh Acres,
died November 16, 2004. A life long resident of Ft. Myers. She is
survived by 1 daughter; Delores (Bill) Spratt, 2 sons; Jerry (Lois)
Teston, Donald Teston, 6 grandchildren, 6 great- grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov.
19, 2004 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home,
12777 State Rd. 82.
News-Press, May 22, 2013 - JoAn
Christine Green Thallas,
Myers, FL passed away on Sat., May 18, 2013. Born June 1, 1936 in Ft.
FL, she was raised on Palm Beach Blvd and at the Farmer’s Market
that was owned by her parents, Robert & Susie Green for over 40
graduated from Ft. Myers High in 1954. JoAn loved the Lord and would
praises....you choud hear her singing Gospel music a block away. She
was also a
School Teacher. When it came to children and older folks, she would
of them until it was their time to meet the Lord. She also cared for a
of children in her neighborhood, when their parents were working. JoAn
She had a flower shop at the Ortiz Flea Market for about 10 years
Flower Child. She would do anything for anybody if they asked. She was
mother and grandmother and never turned her back on anybody; her front
always open to the hungry or if someone needed a place to sleep. She
heart of gold and will be greatly missed by all that loved her; we will
and kisses. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons: Billy
James (Melinda); daughters: Patty (Dwayne), Margaret (Mark), Del
brother, Alfred Green; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert
Susie Green; sisters: Sylvia & Mary; brothers: Robert Jr.
daughters: Paula & Ellie Jane; one son, Alfred; first husband,
& second husband George Thallas of 35 years. Funeral
be held at 1:00pm on Wed., May 22, 2013 at the Anderson-Patterson
& Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers.
In lieu of
flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society by: mail
writing: GIFT IN MEMORY OF JoAn THALLAS, 3504 14th St. W.,
FL 33971; visiting www.cancer.org or calling 1-800-227-2345. Thank you
visiting JoAn's memorial web page. Please express condolences to the
signing the guest book.
Fort Myers News-Press,
8, 2011 - Arthur W. Thibeault, 100,
of St. James City died April 4, 2011 at The Woodlands. He was born in
RI in 1910. He lived in Boston, MA for many years where he owned and
Gulf Gas and Service station. Arthur had been a resident of St. James
over 50 years. He is survived by his friends Sandra & Guy
many other friends on Pine Island. A graveside service will be
2:00 PM Friday April 8, 2011 (Today) at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please
www.fullermetz funeral home to view Arthur's Life Tribute.
Caloosa Belle, June
18, 2010 - Elbert
Alexander "Bill" Thigpen Jr., age 86, of Ortona, passed
away June 15,
2010, in LaBelle. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Arcadia, Fla., to the
late Elbert A. Thigpen Sr. and the late Lena Eubanks. He is survived by
his wife of 64 years, Nada Naomi Thigpen; his siblings, Clint Thigpen,
Mary Crawford, Inez Couch, Kate Pedigo, and Marie Whidden; two sons,
Gregory Thigpen (Tina) of Ortona, Grant Thigpen (Susan) of Naples,
daughter, Genia Sue Ferreira of San Jose, Calif.; eight grandchildren,
Tammy Tiansay (Eric), Jeremy Thigpen, Brent Thigpen (Chelsey), Michael
Worley, Bradley Worley, Stephen Thigpen, Heath Ferreira, Alexis
Ferreira; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his sister, Ollie Mae Lane; and brother, Earl "Top" Thigpen. There was
a visitation on Friday evening, June 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Funeral services were held
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10 a.m. at International Christian Fellowship
in LaBelle with Pastor Sammy Co officiating. Interment followed at
Ortona Cemetery in Ortona. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Myers News-Press, February 18, 1958 - Elbert
A. Thigpen Sr.,
63, a resident of Bokeelia, died at his home Sunday night. He was a
veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Nettie F. Thigpen;
three sons, Elbert A Jr., and Earl G., LaBelle, and Clinton of
Bokeelia; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Yeomans, LaBelle, Mrs. Katherine
Hall, Tampa and Bertha Thigpen, Bokeelia; a brother, Sam
Thigpen, LaBelle; five sisters, Mrs. Nancy Collins, LaBelle, Mrs.
Gertrude Taylor, Arcadia, Mrs. Dasey Hall, Louisiana, Mrs. Nina Thigen,
Bokeelia, Mrs. Lola Bennett, Cortez, Fla., three step-daughters, Mrs.
Mary Spearing, Bokeelia, Mrs. Elizabeth Fussell, LaBelle, Mrs. Elsie
Waldron, Punta Gorda; 5 stepsons, Willie Ballard, LaBelle, Melvin
Ballard, Pine Island, Ernest Ballard, Alva, Austin Ballard, Bokeelia,
Bobby Ballard of Pine Island. Funeral services will be held today at 10
a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd O'Bannon
officiating. Pallbearers will be A. P. Simpson, Jimmie Howard, C. J.
Curry, Sheriff Flanders Thompson, Mack Jones and Frank Futch. Burial
will be in New Prospect Cemetery.
News-Press, February 20, 2012
– Julia M (Cilfone) Thigpen, 83, Ft
Myers, FL, passed away, February 17, 2012. She was born September 14,
Warren, OH to Fannie and Nick Cilfone. Julia graduated Warren G.
School in 1947. She married Walter Thigpen July 10, 1948 &
four children. Julia was a Tupperware manager for 17 years in Ohio.
Walter retired from U.S Steel in 1973, they moved to Ft Myers for the
of his health. Together they enjoyed a SW Florida lifestyle, with many
in Holiday Condo Park. Julia worked tirelessly on the Ad-hoc transition
commitee, and served as a board president for Holiday Condo for 10
children all relocated to Ft Myers. After losing her husband in
she prided herself in gardening & taking care of her
worked until 80 as a file clerk. Julia was diagnosed with kidney cancer
2008, and battled it tenaciously. She was a wonderful mother &
who welcomed & opened her heart to everyone. She holds a
special place in
the hearts of many. She is survived by her children, Terrie Haffner,
Nelson, Butch Thigpen, & Tracey Thigpen; grandchildren, Nick
Shaun, Ryan & Tara Haffner, & Kristin Nelson; and
Ryleigh Haffner; as well as her sister Gloria Wyles of Medina, OH
nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother,
Cilfone of Niles, OH. Services will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
February 21, 2012 from 6-9 PM, and burial will take place Wednesday
22, 2012 at 11 AM. Julia Thigpen's family would like to give their
thanks to the staff at Florida Cancer Specialists, and Dr. Scott
well as Hope Hospice Team 120. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
sent to Cancer
Society or Hope
Hospice, in Julia's name.
St Petersburg Times,
2004 - Ann Thomas, Aan icon among followers of a
local folk style
called Florida Music, died shortly after midnight Thursday ,Sept. 16,
2004, at her home in Lake Wales.The 58-year-old professional
storyteller and master librarian waged a two-year battle against
lymphoma, working almost to the end.In 2002, Mrs. Thomas, along with
her singer-songwriter husband and musical partner, Frank Thomas,
received the Jillian Prescott Inaugural History Award under the
category of Florida balladeers. Word of her passing spread fast. By 4
a.m., fans and friends were streaming into the Thomas' modest cracker
home among the oaks and orange groves of rural Lake Wales."She had a
big heart, and she always sang from her heart. With her husband, Ann
Thomas will go down in the annals of Florida culture," Stetson Kennedy,
author and civil rights activist, said of his longtime friend.Ron
Litschauer, a singer-songwriter and music producer from West Palm Beach
and a friend since the late 1980s, recorded the Thomas' last project,
Just Another Day in the Life of a Florida Cracker. He called her "a
poet, a teacher, a mentor to just about everybody in the Florida folk
community. It is a huge loss."Mary Anne Dinella, a member of the
Southwind musical group and Mrs. Thomas' friend since 1975, remembered
her sense of humor."She had that kind of lovable irascibility. And very
frank. If you didn't want to know the answer, then you didn't want to
ask Ann," she said.Mrs. Thomas' voice was a fixture on WMNF-88.5 FM,
where she introduced a weekly radio program with these words: "Welcome
to Songs of Florida, with your hosts Frank and Ann Thomas."The Thomases
recorded the radio show, which introduced many Florida songwriters to
the world, for 11 years in their back yard in the Tiger Creek Forest
east of Lake Wales as WMNF producers worked under the shelter of the
live oak hammock.In January 2002, Mrs. Thomas gave her last stage
performance with her husband at the Pinellas Folk Festival.Her career
was her work as the children's librarian at the Lake Wal Public
Library.Born in Coral Gables, Mrs. Thomas grew up in Lakeland and spent
most of her life in Florida.Ann and Frank Thomas met in 1978 at Carl
Allen's Catfish Restaurant in Lake Wales. They married and adopted a
son.She co-hosted the Gazebo Stage annually at the Florida Folk
Festival, a venue that showcases Florida songwriters."We like to slip
up on a folk's blind side and educate them a little - about Florida,"
she once said. "It's about dedication, about promoting Florida music
and trying to preserve parts of the state that haven't already been
wiped out by theme parks, strip centers, outlet stores."Mrs. Thomas
prepared her own memorial service, scheduled at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the
Marion Nelson Funeral Home, 454 South Buckmoore Road, Lake Wales.
Donations may be made to the Lake Wales Public Library Association
Myers News-Press, December 27, 2007 - Charles A.
age 47, formerly of Fort Myers,
FL died November 11, 2007 in Austin, TX. He was a 1978 graduate of Fort
Myers Senior High School, and formerly worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
He is survived by a brother, David M. Thomas and family of Cape Coral,
FL; a sister, Kathleen Thomas Peterson and family of Baton Rouge, LA;
and a cousin, Patricia Franchina of Longwood, CA. He was preceded in
death by his mother, Dorothea Thomas and his maternal grandparents,
Michael and Catherine Courtney. A memorial service will be held 2 PM,
Sunday, December 30, 2007 at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1620 N.E.
Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Southwest Addiction Services, 2675 Winkler Ave., Suite 180,
Fort Myers, FL 33901.
News-Press, October 15, 2013 - Claude Elon
95, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died at home
by his loving family Saturday, October 12, 2013. Tommy was born in
Mississippi October 28, 1917. He was the son of Claude E. Thomas, Sr.
Brown. Tommy attended Drawn Business College in Memphis, Tennessee
was declared. He enlisted in the Unites States Army and fought in the
Theatre with General Patton. At the war's end he began his 30 year
the Georgia Department of Labor. While employed, he continued his
Education, as well as serving as an Army Reservist. When the Korean
began in 1950 he was called to active duty in Korea where he served
In 1977, he and Rebecca moved to Fort Myers to begin a new career with
Florida Department of Labor under Lee County Manager Lavon Wisher. He
second time after eight years as director. He is survived by his wife
years, Rebecca Waites Thomas; three daughters, Jean T. Mavrlis (Mark)
Myers; Susan T. Pressly (Jim) of Lake Wylie, SC; Deborah T. Howard of
Pleasant, SC; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The viewing
AM will precede the funeral service at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 15th
Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers.
be Tommy's six grandsons; Walter C. Wood, James P. Pressly IV, David R.
Pressly, William B. Pressly, T. Lee Howard, Jr. and Adam T. Howard.
pallbearers will be the deacons of 1st Baptist Church. Interment will
the church service in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of
memorial donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Fort
Tommy's name. The family wishes to thank the dedicated nurses who took
wonderful care of Tommy. Condolences and memories may be left online at
Fort Myers News-Press, August
2006 - Eunice Jeraldine Langford Albritton Thomas,
age 73, of LaBelle, went to heaven August 11, 2006 in Cape Coral. She
was born Aug. 3, 1933 in Lakeport to Oscar Langford Sr. and Gladys Lena
(Goggin) Langford. Everyone knew her as Jeraldine or Jeri. She was a
Native Floridian and has been a small business owner, worked in the
trucking industry, newspaper delivery and volunteered with Senior
Connections in LaBelle. Jeri made the best Guava Jelly in LaBelle and
most of all she was a great and loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include sons: Gary Allen Albritton and Rex Jeffery Albritton,
daughters: Nancy Lou Smith (Nick) and Patricia Gale Albritton (Mike),
brothers: Oscar Langford Jr. (Tracy) and David Wesley Langford (Donna),
sister: Audrey Francis Langford (Dick) and nine grandchildren. A
memorial service will be Tue. August 15, 2006, 11:00 am at First
Baptist Church-LaBelle with Reverend Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. In
lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat
Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Atlanta Journal Constitution,
June 1, 2007 - Frances Marie Glover Thomas,
Villa Rica died Wednesday, May 30. Survived by husband Dr. Wilbur Alan
Thomas; sons Kenneth Jesse(Linda) Thomas and Alan Rayburn (Julie)
Thomas, daughters Dr. Susan (Angus) Thomas-Wilkinson, Carol Ann(Doug)
Dutton, Marjory Glover (Karl) Schnelle. Grandchildren Brandon, Joshua,
Holden and Pierce Thomas, Phillipa and Shiloh Thomas-Wilkinson.
Graveside service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Carroll Memory Gardens; Martin
& Hightower Heritage Chapel.
Myers News Press, March 27 2001 - Harold C. Thomas, Sr., 81,
of North Fort Myers, died Sunday, March 25, 2001 in Fort Myers. He was
born May 21, 1919 in Fort Myers, Florida. Mr. Thomas served honorably
in U.S. Navy during WWII. He spent all his life in Fort Myers and
worked for Gulf Oil Company and Mid-West Glass Company of Fort Myers,
in manufacturing and glazing glass . He is survived by his two loving
children, daughter, Suzanne Maurice and her husband Victor E. of North
Fort Myers; son, Harold C. Thomas, Jr. of South Fort Myers; sister,
Lillian McMahon of Fort Myers; three grandchildren Charmaine (Brian)
Przespolewski, Sarah Maurice, and Rachel Thomas. Funeral service will
be conducted Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 1000 a.m. at the
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd., with Pastor
Victor Maurice officiating. Interment will follow to Fort Myers
Fort Myers Press, August 17 1922 - Funeral
services were held this afternon at the Mortuary Home of L. W.
Engelhardt on Hendry Street for Henry
E. Thomas, formerly of LaBelle,
whose body was received here last night from Eastman, Ga., where on
Tuesday evening the young man was accidentally electrocuted. Mr. Thomas
was working at his trade, that of an operating engineer with the
Georgia Southern Unity Co., when he accidentally came in contact with a
high voltage wire. His death was instantaneous. The young man, who was
24 years old, was a native of Florida. He served overseas during the
world war with his brother who died in France and whose body was
brought back here last March for burial. Mr. Thomas was a son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. N. Thomas of LaBelle. The funeral here was conducted by the
Rev. O. A. Thrower, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial took
place in the Fort Myers Cemetery. "The
Caloosahatchee Current", August
17, 1922 - Henry E.
Killed by Electricity Monday. Henry
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Norman Thomas of Felda, was suddenly killed
working in an electrical shop of Eastman, Georgia Monday morning.
The telegram said he
came in contact with a live wire, which caused death at once. Survived
parents, brother Jesse B Thomas (Mattie) of Felda and sisters Annie
(Eugene), and Dassie (Milton) Hughes of Felda. B LaBelle FL.
Predeceased by his
brother Archie Thomas. Burial in Fort Myers Cemetery.
News-Press, February 27, 1936 - Henry
Otis Thomas, 82, died last night at his residence on
Riverside Drive., East end. He had been ill for several weeks. Mr.
Thomas has been a farmer in Lee county for a number of years. He is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Angie Thomas, a brother, O. W. Thomas of
Slocum, Mich., and a half-sister, Miss Addie Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3:30 this afternoon.
The Rev. F. S. Shore and the Rev. H. L. Wiggins will have charge.
Pallbearers are W. L. Foster, Ben King, John M. Boring, Bank Pearce,
George Hardin and Porter Nalle. Arrangements are in charge of L. W.
Engelhardt and Sons.
Fort Myers News-Press, May 4,
2011 - James Dillon Thomas, age 92,
of LaBelle passed away May 2, 2011. A true gentleman of the South and
native, Dillon was born on Apr. 8, 1919 in Okeechobee.He grew up in the
County community of Corkscrew, and lived most of his adult life in Fort
and LaBelle. The things most important to Dillon were his faith,
church, music and songwriting. He was known throughout Southwest
his guitar and singing skills. Dillon was an avid hunter and a natural
storyteller. In Dillon's youth, he worked as a cow hunter. He joined
and honorably served in World
Afterward, he built his own contracting business. He was one of the
builders in Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral. Dillon continued working every
well into his nineties. He
is survived by his children: Peggy (David) Flint of Ft.
Myers, Mavis (Don) Garrison of TN and Sheri (Ronnie) Lee of LaBelle,
step-children: Caroline McClenithan of LaBelle and Wayne McClenithan of
Myers, sisters: Marie Mott, Lessie Sterbens, Shirley Hadley, Lois
Joyce (Harrell) Cook and Pat (Les) Dixon, brother: Lilborn (Sara)
grandchildren: Bronc (Candy) Flint, Deanne (Gerald) Mixon, Shannon
(Jodi) Johnson, Tina (Kelly) Rayner, Robin (Rick) Byrd, Rob (Kim)
Mike (Deborah) Garrison, Dillana (Jamie) Randant, Dennis (Beverly)
Leslie (Wesley) Mathis, Cindy (David) George, Sandra (Leroy) Mills,
Raycraft and Michael McClenithan, thirty great-grandchildren and
great-great grandchildren. Dillon's many relatives and friends will
dearly.He was preceded in death by his parents: Jeff and Lettie Thomas,
wives: Iris Walker Thomas and Marie McClenithan Thomas and sister: Eula
Holton.Funeral services will be conducted Sat, May 7, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Community Harvest Worship Center, 55 Orange Av, LaBelle, FL. Interment
follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday May 6 from
- 8:00 p.m. at the Community Harvest Worship Center. In lieu of
donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft.
Myers, FL 33908.
Myers News-Press, June 25, 2001 - James O. "Jim #1" Thomas
of Sanibel, age 78, died on June 23, 2001. Mr. Thomas was born in
Rockholds, KY and moved to Sanibel from Cincinnati, OH 27 years ago. He
served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Jim retired from Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company and Life of Georgia after 25 years. Mr. Thomas was
the owner of Island Garage and Island Gifts on Sanibel Island since
1975. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary; his son, Jim
(Sharon) and their children, Jennifer E., Jeremiah J. and Joshua D. of
Sanibel; and daughter, Judy (Terry) Beerman and their children, Mabel
L., Claudette R. and Thomas W. of Sanibel. Mr. Thomas' grandson,
Matthew predeceased him in 1981. He was a member of McGregor Baptist
Church. His family will receive friends at Kiser Funeral Home on
Monday, June 25, 2001 from 4-6 p.m. The funeral service will be
Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kiser Funeral Home Chapel
with interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Kiser Funeral Home
Fort Myers News-Press,
Thurs., January 12, 1950 - Jesse B. Thomas,
60, a resident of Felda, died at his home yesterday. He had lived here
for the past 30 years. He was born Jan. 7, 1890 at Nocatee. Surviving
are his wife, Mattie E. Thomas, Felda, two sons, Leo Thomas, Tampa, and
Wilbur Thomas, Felda, a daughter, Mrs. Albert Menges, Tampa, his
mother, Mrs. Lewis Thomas, Felda, two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Fortson,
Felda, and Mrs. Dassie Hughes, Clewiston. Funeral arrangements will be
announced later by the Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home.
Ft. Myers News Press, August
9, 1970 - Lawrence Thomas, 62, or 2227
Carver St., died Thursday after a brief illness. He was a member of
Herman primitive Baptist Church and chairman of its board of deacons.
also a member of the Elks Lodge and Royal Palm Lodge No. 512 of the
was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and
Elks Council.He was employed by the Seaboard Coastline Railroad for 32
Survivors include five daughters, Miss Hazel Thomas, Miss Zannie
Thomas, and Mrs. Sally Ann Fryson of
Fort Myers, Mrs. Ester Brady of Kansas City, KA., and Mrs. Sarah Bell
Jones of Trenton, N.J.; two sons, Lawrence Thomas Jr. of Punta Gorda
and Phillip Watson of W. Palm Beach; two brothers; one aunt; 20
grandchildren; and three nieces. Funeral arrangements will be announced
later by Horace Barrett, 32nd degree Mason of the Barrett Funeral
Fort Myers News-Press,
5, 1955 - Leslie Diane Thomas, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Thomas, died Tuesday morning. Surviving
besides her parents is a brother Dwain Peters. Funeral services wil be
held today at 10 a.m. at Ffort Myers Cemetery with Rev. Loren Williams
officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge.
Fort Myers News-Press,
16, 1946 Louis N. Thomas, 80-year-old
retired carpenter, died at his home in Felda yesterday. He was born in
Pickins, Ala., and had made his home in LaBelle and Felda the past 50
years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Thomas; two daughters, Mrs.
Annie L. Fordson (sic) and Mrs. Dassie D. Hughes, and one son, Jesse B.
Thomas, all of Felda. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock
Tuesday at the LaBelle
Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles B. Althoff officiating.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Small, Tom Hull, Bill Maddox, L. M.
Jennings, C. A. Davis and Asa Townsend. Burial will be in the Fort
Myers Cemetery with Spooner & Engelhardt in charge of
arrangements Correct spelling is Lewis; daughters are Annie Fortson and
Dassie Thigpen;Wife is Mary Ellen Johnson
Myers News-Press Dec 27, 2007 Lucian "Tommy" Thomas,
a 66 year old resident of Trenton,
Missouri, passed away Monday, August 29, 2005 at his home where he was
under hospice care. Mr. Thomas was born on August 6, 1939 at
Jacksonville, Florida the son of Lucian Freeman and Bella Jane Bain
Thomas. On June 7, 1981 he was married to Brenda Kay Holden at Laredo,
Missouri. Lucian's family moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1941. He
graduated from Fort Myers High School with the class of 1957 and then
attended Florida State University where he was a member of Phi Delta
Theta and played varsity baseball. He was in business with his father
at Weld-Rite in Fort Myers, Fl. He then traveled with several pipeline
construction companies until 1983 when he became employed by Crown
Service. In 1994, he was employed with Premium Standard Farms and
worked there until his health forced retirement in March of 2004.
Lucian loved to hunt, fish, and follow his Florida State Seminoles in
all sports. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Kay Thomas of the home
in Trenton, Missouri; 2 daughters, Brenda Thomas of Trenton, Missouri
and Anna, now Mrs. Thomas Schiffers, of Charlotte, North Carolina; a
brother Newn and his wife, Shelly of Cape Coral, Florida; 2 sisters,
Donna, now Mrs. Paul Hay of Longwood, Florida and Janet, now Mrs. Bob
Valentine of Lakeland, Florida; grandchildren, Olivia and Thomas
Schiffers; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Geneva Holden of Chillicothe,
Missouri and several nieces and nephews. He was proceded in death by
his parents. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September
2, 2005, at Laredo Christian Church. A family visitation will be held
Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary. In lieu
of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to Relay for Life. These
may be left or mailed to Resthaven Mortuary, box 587, Trenton,
Missouri. The body will be cremated following the services.
News-Press, Nov 16
2004 - Mother Maleda J. Thomas was born on
September 3, 1905, in Kedron, Arkansas to Hezekiah and Mary
Ette Townsend. She was a devout woman who spent her life serving her
family, church and community. She loved sharing the knowledge
and wisdom of a life led by the Holy Spirt, deeply grounded
in her faith in the Word of God. She leaves a great legacy to the five
generations who will cherish her memory; 2 sons, Arthur J.
(Evester) Thomas of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Lacy O. (Josie)
Thomas of St. Louis, Missouri; 6 daughters, Doris L. Barnes, Lil
(Charles) McKinney of Ft. Myers, FL, Myrtle (Rev. H.C.)
Curry, Gwendolyn (Donald) Crabb of Pine Bluff, Arkansas,
Eunice (Rev. John) Harris of Jefferson City, Missouri, Maxine
Davis of Flint, Michigan; 1 daughter-in-law Evelyn Thomas of
Flint, Michigan; 31 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren, 17
great-great grandchildren; 1 brother Samuel (Elizabeth)
Townsend of Newton, Kansas; nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends including special friends Blommie L. Clark and Awilla
Whiteside. Mother Thomas was preceded in death by her devoted and
loving husband of 73 years, Elder Arthur L. Thomas.
5, 1956 - Mary Ellen Johnson Thomas,
resident of Felda and LaBelle, died at LaBelle Monday night. Surviving
are two daughters, Mrs. Annie Fortson, Tice, and Mrs. Dassie Hughes,
Clewiston; a niece, Mrs.Henry Boswell, Arcadia, and 13 grandchildren.
She was a member of the Baptist Church of Felda. Funeral services will
be held Thursday morning at 10 at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle.
Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home
is in charge. Rev. A. M. Glisson and Rev. Roy Crosby will conduct the
rites.Daughter is Dassie Thigpen;also survived by son Jesse B. Thomas
June 3, 2014 - Mary Mabel Thomas of
Sanibel, age 89 died on May 31, 2014. Mrs. Thomas was born in
Tennessee and moved to Sanibel from Cincinnati, OH forty years ago.
was the owner of Island Garage and Island Gifts on Sanibel Island since
She is survived by her son Jim (Sharon) and their children Jennifer E.
Jeremiah J. (Lauren), Joshua D. (Angelia) of Ft. Myers, daughter Judy
Beerman and their children Mabel L., Claudette R. and Thomas W. of
two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James
Thomas "Jim #1" in 2001 and her grandson Matthew in 1981. She is a
member of McGregor Baptist Church. Her family will receive friends at
Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 3.
will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home
interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, April 19, 1992 - Mattie
Estella (Magill) Thomas, "Miss Mattie", 98, of LaBelle,
died April 17, 1992. Mrs. Thomas was born March 16, 1894 in Millville,
MO, and had been a resident of LaBelle for 80 years. She was graduate
of Florida Southern College and teacher in the public school system .A
member of the pioneer family Magill, Mrs. Thomas was the first school
teacher on Sanibel Island. She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse B.
Thomas, son Roland Thomas, parents John Hamilton and Mary Pettus
Magill, sisters Sybil Mary Sirmans and Inez Cerita Magill and brother
Evan Pettus Magill. Surviving are her sons, Jesse Leroy Thomas of Tampa
and Wilbur Alan Thomas of Albany, Ga., daughter, Sybil Inez Menges of
Tampa; brother, William Lorenzo Magill of Detroit, MI; grandchildren
Michael Leroy Thomas of Orlando, Patricia Thomas Reeves, Terry Menges
Wollin and Jessica Thomas Hines of Tampa, Alan R Thomas of Valdosta,
Marjory Thomas Schnelle of Indianapolis, Carol, Kenneth and Susan
Thomas of Albany GA; great-grandchildren, George Achin, Dawna Reeves
Graham Benzon and Markham Dean McGill of Tampa, Brandon and Joshua
Thomas of Valdosta, Kimberly Thomas of Orlando, Darcy Yeager of Mequon,
WI , great-great-grandchildren, Matthew Graham, Connor & Jake
Benzon, Ashley & Alec Achin, Evan Blue and Vivian McGill of
Tampa. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20,
1992 at the First Baptist Church, LaBelle. Burial will follow at Fort
Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 19 from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. at the Akin-Davis funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel***Mattie
- Today is the 120th anniversary of my grandmother's birth. She was
March 16, 1894 in Millville MO, and died in Tampa FL April 15 1992. She
Jesse B Thomas and was the mother of Jesse Leo Thomas, Roland Thomas,
Inez Thomas Menges and Wilbur A Thomas. she is buried at Fort Denaud
near LaBelle, FL. She
was a school teacher and dearly loved in her hometown
of LaBelle. She was known by everyone as :"Miss Mattie."
Coral Daily Breeze, September 9, 2010 - Melvin
B. Thomas, 66, of Cape Coral
died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. He previously lived on Pine Island,
the Lee County Sheriff's Office and was a volunteer with V.O.I.C.E. He
survived by his wife of 40 years, Doreen; sister, Marilyn Thomas; and
Alvin Thomas. The funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m., at
Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 9,
p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, April
30, 2013 - Patricia Ann (Harris) Thomas
66, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on April 23, 2013. Patricia
survived by daughters, Camille Ramsey, Shari Thomas and Sonia Thomas;
Myles and Malcolm; siblings Rudolph Harris, Glen Harris and Vickie
funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at
United Methodist Church, Lehigh Acres Florida. Pastor Robert King of
of Christ Church, Lehigh Acres, will be officiating. Visitation will be
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on April 30, 2013 at Hickson Funeral Home, 3308 Dr.
Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33916. Burial will follow at
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home & Cremetery at 1589
Colonial Blvd, Fort
Myers, Florida 33907. Send condolences via www.hicksonfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to Hickson
Funeral Home Inc.
3308 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. Ft. Myers (239) 334-6440
Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 1938 - Body Held
48 Days To Be Buried
Here--An elderly winter visitor known as R.C. Thomas,
who took his own life Jan. 31 by shooting himself in the head on the
municipal pier, will be given a Christian burial at 3 o'clock this
afternoon by Lawrence A. Powell. The body has been kept at Powell's
funeral home for the past 48 days while every possible means of
checking his identity have been taken. The funeral service will be
performed by the Rev. E. M. Bryant and interment will be at the Fort
Myers cemetery. Thomas came to Fort Myers early in January and stopped
at the Kenmore hotel. He was quiet and made no friends. On the night of
Jan. 31 he shot himself on the pier with an old fashioned derringer. In
his pockets were $68 and a note saying 'There is no one to notify.'
Finger prints were taken but they failed to establish the quiet man's
identify. The body was embalmed by Mr. Powell and has been in a perfect
state of preservatin for the past seven weeks.
Fort Myers News-Press Mar 15,
The family of Walter C. Thomas
(Pop) announces his passing on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the age of
90. Walter was born in Tampa, Florida, on February 15, 1919 to Walter
W. and Nina Anderson Thomas. He was a Marine Corp Gunnery Sergeant who
saw action in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Moving to Fort Myers
Beach in 1951, Walter was a long time resident of this area. His life
was full of family, of fishing in the back bay at the Beach, dogs
bird hunting, writing and painting. He enjoyed many years at Fort Myers
Beach as the owner of Beach Hardware and a founder of the FMB Volunteer
Fire Department. In 1996 he retired from a successful business built
with his son, Buck. Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy
W. Thomas. He will be remembered by his two sons and two daughters,
Walter W. Thomas (Buck), Billy Thomas, Diane Kirby and Tina Pineo; 1
brother and 2 sisters, Rev. Davis Thomas, Francis Toole, and Tina
Paxton; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.A service for
Walter will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial
Gardens, on Colonial Blvd. Visitation from 11am to 1pm with service at
1pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice.
Myers News-Press Dec 27, 2007 Walter T. S. Thomas, Jr.,
82, of Alva died Monday, May 22,
2000 in St. Petersburg. A native to Florida Mr. Thomas was born in
Corkscrew June 17, 1917 to Walter T. S. Thomas Sr., Nuna Bass Thomas.
His father, Walter, Sr. was the developer of Tice. Walter, Jr. was a
member of the Ft. Myers senior High Class of 1934. He served his
country during WWII in the Asiatic Theater having flown 'The Berma
Hump' many times and earned a Bronze Star. Mr. Thomas was a Ft. Myers
Pioneer, and avid fisherman, hunter and historian. Survivors include
his sons, Terry (Helen) Thomas, III, of Buckingham, Mike Thomas of
Alva, his daughter Connie (Frank) Lewis of Punta Gorda, his sister Ione
Hall of Savervile, TN, his grand children T. W. (Melissa) Thomas,
Michael (Terrie) Thomas, Shawn (Danielle) Lewis, Blaine Lewis, Bridget
Thomas, Gary Collins and great granddaughter Audria Magen. Funeral
services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 26, 2000 in the Anderson
Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Bradley and Pastor T. W. Thomas
officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to
Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund. Entombment will be at Lee
Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday
evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Anderson Funeral Home,
3654 Palm Beach Boulevard.
Fort Myers News-Press,
Leon C. (Tommy) Thompkins 82 years of Alva died Sunday April
10th in Lehigh. He was born in Green Sea, South Carolina the son of the
late Evan and Georgia Thompkins. Tommy was a founding member of the
Winkler Road Baptist Church and a past President of the BIA (Building
Industry Association), and he was also instrumental in the early
development of the "Florida Childrens Home". "Tommy The Tile Man"
started his business in Naples in 1957 and moved to Fort Myers in 1959
where he owned and operated the Thompkins Tile Company Inc. at the same
location for forty six years. He was preceded in death by his first
wife of thirty six years Evelyn Fields Thompkins in 1979. Tommy is
survived by his wife of twenty five years, Mona and his son Richard L.
(Priscilla) Thompkins of Cape Coral, daughter Sharon T. Staples of
North Ft. Myers, son Marty (Jennifer) Thompkins of Lehigh, step-son
John (Colleen) Farnan of Michigan, step-daughter Colleen (Scott) Dewey
of Virginia and step-son Jeff (Lynda) Farnan of Lehigh. Also
grandchildren Tammara Sue (Todd) Broad, Rebecca (Chris) Ashby, Tamara
Lynn Fisher, Richard L. Jr. (Letitia), Shannon (Ernie) Gonnelly, Robert
(Tandra) Babcock, Darreck (Ashley) Welch, Devin & Bailee
Thompkins, Stacey, Kelly & Shane Farnan, Amanda, Kyle &
Kevin Dewey, Jaydee, Dalyce & Landon Farnan. Tommy is also
survived by nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Winkler Road Baptist Church
5770 Winkler Road Fort Myers. Entombment to follow at Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press March
29, 2010 Ann Jean (Robert) Thompson passed away
18, 2010. She was born November 10, 1918 to Jefferson Davis Roberts and
Nita (Durden) Roberts in Graymont/Twin City, Georgia. The family moved
to Fort Myers in the late 1920's, where she attended Edison Park
Elementary School and later graduated from Fort Myers High School,
class of 1936. She married Lewis Reed Thompson in 1938. She was a
member of First Baptist Church and was a member of Eastern Star, Fort
Myers Chapter 31.She is survived by one sister, Virginia Madden, and
two children; Lewis Reed Thompson Jr., (Linda), and Nita (Missy)
Nottingham (Frank). Her grandchildren are Sherry, Theresa, Whitney
Blair, David, and Ashley Beth. She is also survived by six
great-grandchildren: Peggy, Joshua, Kelly, Carrington, Sterling, and
Wayles. She will be missed by her family.The family will have a private
memorial for their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
The Fort Myers Press, Sat. March. 31, 1917, p. 1,4
– Sheriff Frank B.
Tippins received a telegram this morning from Punta Rassa informing him
that a man named Carl Thompson had been killed on
and that an inquest was necessary.Sheriff Tippins left immediately,
accompanied by County Judge H. N. Williamson and a representative of
the daily Press by automobile for Punta Rassa, where a boat was waiting
to take them over to Pine Island. A coroner’s inquest on being
summoned found that the deceased had come to his death from gun shot
wounds from a gun in the hands of Edward Anderson. Sheriff Tippins took
Anderson and with him boarded the steamer Dixie which carried the party
to Punta Rassa from where they came to Fort Myers bi (sic) automobile.
Anderson was locked up in the county jail and probably will be given a
hearing Tuesday.The body of Thompson was also brought to this city on
the Dixie and turned over to the Carl F. Roberts Co., for burial.
Autopsy Shows Eight Wounds.
The Fort Myers Press, Mon. April. 2, 1917, p. 1 – An autopsy
evening by Dr. H. E. Parnell on the body of Carl Thompson,
who was killed at St. James City by Ed. Anderson, showed that eight
buckshot had entered the body, any one of which might have caused
death. Funeral services over the deceased were held at 8 o’clock
yesterday morning, Rev. G. W. Rexford officiating, and the interment
was in Fort Myers cemetery under the direction of the Carl F. Roberts
Myers News-Press, September 2, 2012 - Charles
E. Thompson, Jr., 85, of North
Fort Myers, FL, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2012. He was born
September 1, 1926 in Albany, GA and was raised in Punta Gorda, FL. He
North Fort Myers from West Hollywood, FL in 1961. He served the United
from Florida Power and Light Company in 1986 following 38 years of
Thompson leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Linda N. Thompson
Fort Myers, Gwynn E. Hale (Eddie) of Ozark, Missouri and Paul Thompson
Fort Myers; his siblings: Lill Crutchfield of Panama City, FL, Faye
Arcadia, FL, Jean Terry of Kentucky and Ron Thompson of Naples, FL; his
grandchildren: Darrick (Samantha), Heather, Josh and Kaitlyn and two
grandchildren: Jaidlyn and Baylee and many nieces and nephews. A
Charles' life will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 8, 2012
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military rites conducted by the V.F.W.
arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Online
condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com
Myers News-Press Mar 29, 2003 Douglas 'Skeeter' Thompson
age 74 of Immokalee passed away
March 24, 2004, at LaBelle. 'Skeeter' was born June 23, 1929, at
Clewiston to the late Douglas and Hazel Thompson. He grew up in Ft.
Myers and was raised by his grandparents, the late Solon Crews and
Josephine Crews. He worked for 17 years with the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission. He retired after 15 years as a rancher with A.
Duda & Sons. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at
LaBelle. Survivors include his companion, Betty Joyce Hendry of
Immokalee; sons, Doug Thompson (Kandi), of Rancho Cordova, CA, and Lane
Thompson, Sanford; daughters, Denise Williams (Larry), LaBelle, Danna
Crawley (Jamie), Chandler, AZ; stepchildren, JoAnn Gray, Naples, Emory
Duren (Barbara), Naples; a brother, Patrick Thompson, Colonial Heights,
VA; sisters, Phyliss Mira, Gail Thompson and Patricia Sadilek, Tampa
and Ruth Morgan, Newberry, Mary Pearl Lux, Carroll, IA; one grandchild
and 3 step-grandchildren. Visiting is (TODAY) Monday, March 29, 2004,
between 6-8 PM at the Akins-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in LaBelle.
Funeral Services will be 10 AM, Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the Funeral
Home Chapel in LaBelle with Rev. James Caves officiating. Burial will
follow on the Crews family plot at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery. It was
Skeeter's request that friends not wear suits or ties to his funeral.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS,
Feb. 19, 1931--Funeral services for F. G. Thompson,
44, who died Monday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Fort
Ogden in charge of the Masonic lodge of Punta Gorda. Pall bearers will
be John Boring, Vivian Lee, W. H. Johnson, Joe Petit, Paul P. Speer and
W. H. Martin. Mr. Thompson was a resident of Lee county and Boca Grande
for 25 years and served a two-year term as county commissioner. He was
manager of the Boca Grande Mercantile company. Survivors are the widow,
two children, Pershing and Betty Joe, his mother, Mrs. Estelle
Thompson, three brothers and two sisters. Death followed an illness of
almost two years during which Mr. Thompson underwent three major
operations for intestinal cancer. He was conscious until three hours
before his death.
Myers Press May 12, 1895
Died:--At her home in this city, on Friday, May 11, of consumption,
Mrs. Laura J Hendry Thompson,
aged thirty-eight years, two months and nine days.
Mrs. Thompson was the eldest daughter of Captain and Mrs. F. A. Hendry,
and was born in Polk county,March 2, 1858. When quite young she came
with her parents to Monroe, now Lee county, where she has since
resided. June 22, 1873, she was maried to Mr. C. W. Thompson and was
the mother of four children, three of whom survive her, a son and two
daughters. Mrs. Thompson was a woman of unusual force of character keen
perception and bright and active intellect, which made her a strong and
advocate of whatever cause she espoused. For nearly twenty years she
had charge of the telegraph office here, only resigning her duties when
death claimed her.
About eight years ago she became deeply interested in the temperance
work of this county, and was instumental in the organization of the
W.C.T.U., of which she has ever since been an earnest and active
member. A few years later, feeling the Injustice done to the Seminole
Indians she espoused their cause, and has written some most excellent
articles on that subject, which have been published in eastern papers.
health been better and circumstances surrounding her different she
would have been a power for good, and it may appropriately been said of
her "She hath done what she could." She fully realized her approaching
end, and calmly and resignedly met it, calling to her bedside her
children to whom she left tender messages, and bidding loving farewells
to all her family, she peacefully crossed the river, finding it, as she
brink, neither wide nor deep. For her, death had no sting, the grave,
no victory. In looking over a scrap book which she had compiled, and
which so plainly shows the particular bent of her mind, we found this
little gem from which we quote the following stanzas:
ONE LESS AT HOME
A sense of loss that meets us at the gate;
Within a place unfilled and desolate;
And far away our coming to await.
One more in Heaven.
ONE LESS ON EARTH
It's pain, its sorrow and its tolls to share;
One less the pilgrim's cross to bear;
One more the shining crown to wear,
At home in Heaven.
ONE MORE IN HEAVEN
Another thought to brighten cloudy days;
Another theme for boundless praise;
Myers News-Press, September 17, 2008--
Laurine M. Thompson
88, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008. She was born
January 17, 1920 in Cairo, GA and moved to Fort Myers in 1933. She
retired from First National Bank of Fort Myers and attended Crossroads
Baptist Church.Mrs. Thompson is survived by her two children: Karol M.
Thompson of Highlands, NJ and Joan E. Wade and husband, Bill of
Marietta, GA; two grandchildren: Shane and his wife, Paula and Brandi
and her husband, Shane; four great grandchildren: Cole, Taylor, Peyton
and Bailei. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton A.
Thompson in 1993.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral
Home. Burial will be private in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 6-8 PM Wednesday (TODAY) at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Altus
Healthcare and Hospice, 1 Dunwoody Park, Suite 128, Atlanta, GA
30338.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 18, 1944--
Oscar Hill Thompson, 66-year old retired Buckingham dairyman,
died at the home of his son yesteday morning on Palm Beach Blvd., after
a long illness. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Raper, Savannah,
Ga., Mrs. Lewis Flint, Ft. Myers, Mrs. Floyd Stiffler, Ft. Lauderdale;
three sons, J. E. Thompson, Milton Thompson and George W. Thompson,
Savannah, Ga. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock
in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel, with the Rev. W. A. Myers officiating
and Rev. T. Arthur Mosley assisting. The following will act as
pallbearers: H. L. Ditto, Bruce Storter, Oscar Blount, Wwilson Ward, R.
V. Lee and Sam Flint. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
68, lost his struggle with
Parkinson’s Disease, in the peaceful surroundings of Hope Hospice House
Lehigh Acres, Florida, on Friday, 18 February 2011. He was born in
Minnesota on 16 October 1942, the second son of Fielden and Grace
Thompson of Milan, MN. He spent most of his childhood in Milan,
1960. He worked at various plants at Honeywell in Minneapolis for 34
where he met and married Jeanee Janssen, in 1967. They are the proud
one daughter, Kirsten. Paul enjoyed football (Vikings!), woodworking,
motorcycle and traveling. He has visited 44 states, Mexico, Jamaica and
Europe, concentrating on ancestral villages throughout Scandinavia. He
in helping animals and was instrumental in aiding and enhancing the
many rescued pets throughout the years, both through donations and by
his home and heart to them. Paul took an early retirement when he
and after five more years in Minnesota, he and his wife moved to Lee
Florida to be closer to their only child. His grandparents, mother,
Peter and son Konrad predeceased him. His wife, Jeanee and daughter
will mourn his death, but remember and celebrate the good memories he
make possible just by being himself: always loving, usually supportive,
goofy, and occasionally cantankerous. His dogkids Molly and Foxy, and
granddogs Mac and Monte will all notice the void left in our lives. In
flowers, please donate to your neighborhood animal shelter or to Hope
House, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. There will be no
memorial service, but we ask that you think of Paul the next time you
wonder of God’s creation and know in your heart that Paul thought of
His spirit is in the breeze around you, moving now without wheels; his
in the gentle rain that falls; his voice, no longer silent, in the
accompanies the rain; and his love is in all critters great and small.
Anderson-Pattison Funeral Home, Lee Co FL
MYERS NEWS-PRESS - November 14, 1957 -- Mrs. Rebecca Hart
Thompson, 39, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton P. Hart of
North Fort Myers, died yesterday at Lee Memorial Hospital. She lived at
1728 Coronado Road. Born in Olga, Mrs. Thompson attended Fort Myers
High School and Norman Junior College at Norman Park, Ga. She married
Milton D. Thompson of Rome, Ga., in 1948. She leaves her husband and
parents, one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Nan Ellis; two brothers, Roger
and Bill Hart of North Fort Myers, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine
Houston of Atlanta. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at
Community Congregational Chruch with Rev. Lewis Schulz officiating.
Pallbearers will be Dick Gibbs, Tom Nash, C. W. Stewart, Bill
Pritchett, Ernest Collins and W. L. Rushing. Burial will be in Fort
Myers Cemetery with Harvey Funeral Home in charge.
Myers News-Press, 2001-12-16 -- Rhoda Elizabeth Douglas
Thompson died suddenly at her home in Cambridge,
Massachusetts on December 13, 2001. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Thompson
was the daughter of Nancy Valonier Daniels and John David Douglas. A
true Florida pioneer, Mrs. Thompson was born in Arcadia on June 4,
1912. Her family moved to Alva when she was eight years old. She then
spent the next 72 years in Lee County. In 1992, she moved to her
daughter's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mrs. Thompson traveled
extensively throughout the United States, South America, Africa, and
Europe. She loved outdoor life and an avid camper even until her final
days. Mrs. Thompson was the widow of Earle Carl Thompson. She was the
mother of the late Jeannine Thompson Witt of Naples, FL, Janice
Thompson Harvey of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Carl Jarrett Thompson
of Rosanky, Texas. Seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren
also survive her. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at
Anderson Funeral Home on Palm Beach Blvd. from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday, December 19, at 10 AM in Anderson's
Chapel. Internment will follow at Alva Cemetery, Alva, FL.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan.
6, 1951 - Richard Thompson, 91, died
yesterday. He had been a resident of Lee County for the past 56 years.
He was a retired brick mason. Funeral services will be held Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. Holcum
officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Thompson came to Florida from Scotland 56 years ago, and
was one of the earliest farmers in the Iona area. For the past eight
years he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. George Briggs.
Fort Myers News-Press Mar 15,
2002 Robert L. Thompson, Jr., 71, Cape Coral,
passed over into
the loving hands of our Lord Jesus on March 11, 2002, at 4:25 p.m. at
Hope Hospice of Fort Myers. He was a native of Fort Myers and was born
here on Aug. 4, 1930. He attended Ft. Myers High School from 1945 to
1948 and was a member of the Green Wave football team. He entered the
U.S. Army and served from 1950 thru 1953 during the Korean Conflict as
a Staff Sergeant. He returned to Fort Myers to work for the Fort Myers
Police Dept. as a Patrolman. He met and fell in love with his wife
Marilyn whom he married on March 30, 1955. They lived in Fort Myers
until 1959 when they moved to Cocoa, FL where he pursued a career in
Aerospace. In 1969, they moved to Southern California to continue in
the Aerospace industry until his retirement in 1987, when they returned
to Cape Coral. He enjoyed all sports including golf and possessed a
great interest in Genealogy. He is survived by his loving wife of 47
years, Marilyn; two sons, Franklin Robert (Elsa) Thompson, Santa Ana,
CA, Steven Alan (Anna) Thompson, Cape Coral; two daughters, Delynn
Marie (Bryan) Gill, San Pedro, CA, Cynthia Ann (Dean) Alporque, Cape
Coral; two sisters, Marcia Regan, Fort Myers and Patricia Robertson,
Newport, TN; four grandchildren, Robert and Bradley Thompson, Enjolie
(Shawn) Sawicki, Evan Alporque; one great-grandson, Kai'Li Sawicki.
Visitation was held at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on
Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the services which
will be conducted on TODAY, at 11:00 a.m., from the Central Baptist
Church, 3208 Central Ave., Fort Myers, where Masonic and Military Rites
will also be accorded.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March
Oscar Hill Thompson,
66-year-old retired Buckingham dairyman, died at the home of his son
yesterday morning on Palm Beach Blvd., after a long illness. He leaves
three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Raper, Savannah, Ga, Mrs. Lewis Flint, Fort
Myers, Mrs. Floyd Stiffler, Fort Lauderdale, three sons, J. E.
Thompson, Milton Thompson and George W. Thompson, Savannah, Ga. Funeral
services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Lawrence A.
Powell chapel with the Rev. W. A. Myres officiating and Rev. T. Arthur
Mosley assisting. The following will act as pallbearers: H. L. Ditto,
Bruce Storter, Oscar Blount, Wilson Ward, R. V. Lee and Sam Flint.
Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
Myers News-Press, 22 Dec 2001 -- Thelma Small Thompson,
age 96, of LaBelle, died Dec. 20, 2001 at LaBelle. She was born July 1,
1905 at Blanton, FL to Rufus R. Small and Theodosha Howard Small.
Thelma was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, a lifetime member
of LaBelle Women's Club, charter member of Hendry-Glades Farm Bureau
and member of the Royal Neighbor's of America. She lived in LaBelle for
the past 78 years. Survivors include her daughters: Martha
Raye-Humphries and husband Charles and Josephine 'Jo' Tucker, both of
LaBelle; grandchildren, Cindy Crittenden and husband Gary, Heidi
Humphries and Kevin Tucker, all of LaBelle and great-grandchild, Nathan
Willis of LaBelle. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 23,
2001, 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle with Rev. Frank
Deerey Jr. and Rev. John Gallegos officiating. Burial will follow at
Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be TODAY from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to any of the following: Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir,
Ft Myers, FL 33908, First Baptist Church c/o Fidilis Scholarship, P.O.
Box 369, LaBelle, FL 33975 or Florida Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box
8190, Lakeland, FL 33802.
Fort Myers News-Press, 10
Jan 2006 -- Tod Eric Vogel Thompson, 46, died
Saturday January 7, 2006, in Largo FL at Suncoast Hospital. Tod is
survived by his wife Mary Ellen Thompson, daughter Arica Thompson, son
Ian Thompson, mother " Kitty" Thompson, dad Dave Thompson and others
that loved him. Marjorie Walton, Auntie Pam, Todd Wright, and Leslie
Walton. As a former member of the crew Miss Baranegat Light he touched
the hearts and lives of many people and will be missed by all of us.
Please send all condolences in the form of a donation to The Hospice of
the Florida Suncoast 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater Fl. 33760 in Tod
Thompson's name. Tod's ashes will be scattered in the sea in the Dry
Tortugas. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Myers News-Press, 25 Apr 2007-- Virginia Louise Peacock
Thompson passed away at Hope Hospice April 21, 2007. She was
born May 2, 1918 in Winston-Salem, NC. She was preceded in death by her
husband of 53 years, Robert Thompson. She is survived by her son Harold
Thompson, daughter-in-law Brenda Thompson, grandson Kerry Thompson of
Winter Park, FL, granddaughter Carla Woodall and her husband Robert
Woodall of Miami, FL; four great-grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren, sisters; Helen Hill and Ernestine Wishon of
Lewisville, NC and Marguerite Munson of Lynchburg, VA; many nieces and
nephews.Virginia was a kind and generous person. She will be missed by
all who knew her. There will be a graveside service at Fort Denaud
Cemetery at 11 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2007. Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Fort Myers
Fort Myers News-Press,
25, 2012 - Gary B. Thornton, 63, of
Fort Myers, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012. He is survived by
of 42 years, Sharon Thornton; daughters, Tina and Lisa; grandchildren,
Garett, Brian, Amber and Alexis; and 2 great-grandchildren, Trenton and
Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park,
State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, on Friday, April 27, 2012
6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service will follow on Saturday at the funeral
1:00pm. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Information,
Fort Myers News-Press, October 17, 1938
Funeral services for Harry H. Thornton,
43-year-old master carpenter who died a the Lee Memorial hospital late
Saturday afternoon, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Grand Avenue Methodist Church with Rev. A. W. Shaw, Rev. E. Davis
Conway and Rev. J. W. Swanson officiating. The American Legion will be
in charge of the services. The Rev. Conway was a buddy of Mr. Thornton
in the navy during the war.Active pallbearers will be J. S. Tarrer, Jim
Akins, C. E. MacCanon, L. H. Furen, Clyde White, and J. A. Cannon.
Oscar Hill, P. A. Sparks, Arnold Longmire, T. J. Fink, Ace Horton and
Gus Albritton will act as honorary pallbearers. Interment will be in
the Fort Myers cemetery. Spooner and Engelhardt are in charge of
Myers News-Press June 30, 2009 Tressie Doty Thoroman,
95, died on June 27, 2009. She was
born in Ridgeville, Indiana and moved to Fort Myers in 1949.She is
survived by her daughter, Peggy Taggart, grandchildren Nicole (Bill)
Koontz, Chuck (Michelle) Taggart, great-grandchildren Kelly (Jason)
Davis, Justin Koontz, Jessica Taggart and Michael Taggart and a gentle
and caring friend Jo Stimpson.Graveside services will be held at Fort
Myers Cemetery on Michigan Ave. on July 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hope Hospice
Fort Myers News-Press,
February 16, 2008 - Viola J. (Purtle)
Thrasher, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away February 12,
2008. She was
born July 20, 1918 the daughter of Clarence and Susie (Norwood) Purtle.
a member of the Estero United Methodist Church where she played the
many years. She was also the founder of Traveling Praise. She leaves to
her loving memory, 1 son Herbert James of Port Orange, Florida, 1/2
Jessie E. Fish of Fort Myers, Florida, 3 grandchildren Herbert Jr.,
Steven, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral
will be on Sunday at 4PM at Estero United Methodist Church. Burial will
at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under
direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial
Fort Myers, Florida 33907. 239-936-0555
Fort Myers News-Press,
February 14, 1935 - Rev.
Osgood Andrew Thrower, 86-year-old retired Methodist
minister died yesterday at his home, 1012 Crawford street, after an
illness of several months. He was conscious until the last and had
talked cheerfully with many visitors during the last week of his
illness. He had been 50 years in the Methodist ministry and retired
from the pastorate of the First Methodist church here in 1925 after
serving four years in Fort Myers. The Rev. Mr. Thrower had a wide
acquaintance throughout the South was was one of the best known
Methodist preachers in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. He was born at
Oxford, Ga., in 1849 and entered the ministry in 1875. A classmate of
his in training was Warren A. Candler, a retired bishop of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South. After a career as circuit rider,
station preacher, presiding elder and minister of some of the largest
churches in the South, Dr. Thrower was superanuated at his own request
by the Florida annual conference at Orlando in 1925. He came back to
Fort Myers to live in retirement with his friends but continued active
in church work until the last few months. He always drove his own car,
even after his 85th birthday, and called on the sick and shut-ins with
regularity. Dr. Throweer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Rankin
Thrower, three sons, A. O., jr., of Jacksonville; J. K. of Orlando; T.
E. of Asheville, N. C., and two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Lowry of
Jacksonville and Mrs. Ina N. Lowry of St. Petersburg. He also had 22
grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be
conducted at 8 o'clock this afternoon at the First Methodist church by
Rev. J. F. Bell, pastor, assisted by Dr. G. w. Rosenberry, presiding
elder of the Bradenton district. Burial will take place at the Fort
Myers cemetery. The pallbearers will be C. Q. Stewart, B. C. Foxworthy,
Roy Cochran, Sidney Davis, James A. Roberts and J. S. Tarrer. L. W.
Engelhardt and Sons have charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, 8 Feb
2007-- Margaret A. Thurmond, 94, of Lehigh Acres
died at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 after
a short illness. Margaret lived in Immokalee, FL from 1932 and moved to
Lehigh Acres in 1993. She is survived by 2 sons, Lewis Fish of Lehigh
Acres, Allen Fish and his wife Barbara of Immokalee, 1 brother, James
Avery and his wife Violet of Pensacola, FL, 8 grandchildren and 8
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February
10, 2007 at 10 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd.
82. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 PM at the funeral
The family would prefer memorial contributions to Hope Hospice, 9470
HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Lee Memorial Park Funeral
Fort Myers News-Press, May
2012 - Michael Charles Tice, passed
away on May 18, 2012. He was born
March 10, 1944 in Brigham City, UT. Mike resided in Fort Myers, FL most
life. He graduated FMHS Class of '62 then Princeton Univ. Class of '66.
serving as a Lee County School Board Member, he attended Duke Univ. to
law degree in 1972. Mike was instrumental in starting the Big
Sister program in Fort Myers and participated in Fort Myers Little
Edison Pageant of Light, the ARABA Shrine Temple and St. Michael
Church. Mike leaves his beloved children, Lonnie, Chris and Sarah Tice.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church on
26, 2012 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
ISMRD, 3921 Country Club Dr, Lakewood, CA. 90712; which supports
support for individuals with Lonnie's condition. Fort Myers Memorial
Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Myers News-Press Jul 15, 1998 Stephen A. Tice, of
Fort Myers, passed away on Monday.
Born in Alliance, OH., he had moved to Fort Myers in 1955 from Ohio. A
graduate of Fort Myers High School in 1964, National Merit Scholar. He
graduated from Duke University with honors as an English Major in 1967
and completed his graduate work at both Columbia University and Emory
University. He worked as a Computer Analyst in the financial industry
for many years. Mr. Tice is survived by his loving mother, Elizabeth E.
Tice of Fort Myers; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Susan
Tice of Fort Myers; two nephews: Lawrance "Lonnie" and Christopher, and
one niece, Sarah. The family will receive relatives and friends for
visitation on Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Memorial
Gardens Funeral Home, followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral service in the
funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers and Big
Sisters of Lee County, 3660 Central Ave. Fort Myers, FL. 33901.
News-Press, May 6, 2012 - Louis N Tilley
was born in Maplewood, NJ on January 15, 1916 and graduated from Toms
High School, NJ. He married Mary Ryan and together they had 3 sons.
away very young. WWII began shortly thereafter, and Lou enlisted in the
He flew 34 missions over Germany as a B-17 pilot, leaving his boys in
of his elder sister Louise Tilley. Lou was awarded the Air Medal and
Distinguished Flying Cross. After the liberation of Paris, France, he
Madeleine Planchon who was working at the American Express and they
married in Meudon, A Paris suburb and his new bride travelled to
boat, adopted his 3 sons and together they produced a daughter. They
remained married for 66 years until his death on May 2, 2012 at the age
96.Taking advantage of the GI Bill, Lou moved his family to New Orleans
eventually to Slidell, LA, where he started Gulf Coast Towing Company,
culminating in pushing NASA'S Apollo Rocket between the Bay Saint Louis
Facility and Cape Canaveral for several years. After retiring and
Cape Coral, Florida, Lou became involved in real estate, building
building sail boats (The Tropic Star line), and in Mel Fisher's
Salvors. He donated all the proceeds of his share of the treasure to
Historical Museum, for which he was publicly recognized. As a
philanthropist, Lou founded Brighten The Corners, a trust that sends
high school students to college, and which is being funded posthumously
estate. During their long and adventurous 66 year marriage, Lou and
travelled throughout the US, parts of Canada and Europe. They sailed
the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Antilles, Yucatan, and Bermuda for 30
much weekend racing in between. Lou and Madeline were very active
the Mandeville Yacht Club in Louisiana, the CMCS Sailing Club of Ft.
and the Cape Coral Sailing Club. Lou is survived by his wife,
Madeleine, and 3
of their 4 children, Orlando Kenneth Tilley, David James Tilley, and
Tilley Fry, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 4 great greats.
oldest son, Frederick Leslie Tilley passed away in 2009. Visitation
held for Lou from 3pm-5pm on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Fuller Metz
Home, Cape Coral, FL. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to
The Corners c/o Community Foundation, 4729 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral,
to help promising young students to further their academic education
Fort Myers News-Press, August 22, 1971 - Ernest
55, of Felda, died suddenly Thursday evening at Clewiston Hospital. He
was a native of Georgia and a resident of Felda for the past 15 years.
He was a news carrier. Survivors include his widow, Mildred Tillman;
one son, Marvin Lee Tillman, both of Felda; three daughters, Mrs.
Annette Naughton of Lakeland, Mrs. Sandra Hudson of LaBelle and Miss
Linda Tillman of Felda; his mother, Mrs. Eva Carter of Zolfo Springs;
one brother, Robert Tillman of Immokalee one sister, Mrs. Lucille
Taylor of Felda and six grandchildren. Funeral service will be held
Monday at 11 am.. at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle with the Rev.
Floyd Yarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Pattison Funeral Home, Clewiston is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press,
February 17, 1933 - Mrs.
Sallie Emma Tillman, 63, died late Wednesday night at
her home in East End. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at
the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. J. F. Bell and the Rev. E.
N. Philpot in charge. Mrs. Tillman is survived by two sons, G. B.
Tillman of Fort Myers and C. D. Tillman of New York, and a daughter,
Mrs. Barney Snyder of New York.
February 12, 2013 - Kelly Marie
(Wolfley) Timm age
36 of LaBelle, FL
entered into eternal life with the Lord on February 7, 2013 after a
battle with Melanoma. Kelly was born on August 20, 1976 along with her
sister Kimberly in Dixon, IL to parents Robert and Ingrid Wolfley of
IL. Kelly & Joseph were married April 19, 2003 in Fort Myers,
graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree
Elementary Education. She is survived by her husband: Joseph Timm, son:
daughter: Emily, parents: Ingrid & Robert Wolfley of Sterling,
grandparents: Robert & Wilma Wolfley of Polo, IL, and four
Maul of East Concord, NY, Pamela Walberg of North Liberty, IA, Kimberly
of Polo, IL and Natalie Wolfley of Peoria, IL. ten nephews and four
devoted her life to educating children. After receiving her degree she
teaching at Franklin Center Elementary School in Franklin Grove,
moved to Florida in 2001 and taught at RCMA. From 2006-2010 she
grade students at Moore Haven Elementary School. In 2011 she taught
kindergarten at Country Oaks Elementary School in LaBelle, Florida. The
visitation will be Friday February 15, 2013 1-3pm & 5-8 pm at
Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday February
10:00 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle with
Chester Domaszewicz officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud
in LaBelle. In an effort to continue Kelly's devotion in educating
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joseph Timm c/o Seacoast
Bank, 17 N Lee St, LaBelle, FL 33935 to help support the college
Wyatt and Emily. Thank you to friends, family for your support and
prayers. Our children are our future, teach them well.
June 26, 2014 - James E."
Bunny" Tiner, age 87, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 in
FL. He was born October 29, 1926 in Fort Myers, 3rd of 7 children to
James A. and Alice Brown Tiner. He was the grandson of Andrew J.
Lamb Tiner and William H. "Bill" Brown & Sarah Jane Jernigan
Brown, all pioneer families of S.W. Florida. He attended Ft
school and enlisted in the
on his 17th
birthday in 1943. He served 6 years as an aviation mechanic. In 1949 he
his career with Florida Power & Light Co. and retired as a
lineman after 36
½ years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and
Paul and Harold. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Inez, sons:
(Theresa) and Mark (Beverly) daughter: Janice (Kevin), grandsons: Luke
Eric, Greg, Steven, Travis and Sean, granddaughters: Hollie (Steven),
(Wyatt) and Jessica, sister: Madge Bright (Frank), brothers: Frank
Jack. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 27, 2014, 9:30 am at Alva
in Alva with Rev. Dennis Edgar officiating. Interment will follow in
Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. at
Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, He loved
at his camp in the Everglades and especially loved sharing it with his
and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.
Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday, September. 29,
1938 - A coroner's jury yesterday
decided that Lawrence Edward (Lonnie) Tiner,
52-year-old WPA worker, came to his death Tuesday afternoon 'by being
struck and run over by a Seaboard freight train while lying on the
tracks. Witnesses said that Tiner apparently stumbled over the tracks
in the vicinity of the county barn and failed to notice the oncoming
train. Peace Justice Roy Lamberton was in charge of the inquest.
Members of the jury were Hugh Stump, Ross Barrett, Joe Yelvington, R.
A. Owen, Earl Ogden and Carson Bomar. Services will be held at 4:30
o'clock this afternoon at the graveside in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Boring, Fred Lowdermilk, Ed Scott, Bob
McDaniel, Wilton Musselwhite and J. D. Walker. The Rev. J. J.
Musselwhite will officiate. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of
Fort Myers News-Press, Oct
Mina Rose Kingston Tinsley,
"Mom", died unexpectedly Monday, October 27, 2008, peacefully at home
in her sleep. She was born September 3, 1932 in Kokomo, Indiana, coming
to Fort Myers in 1934 where she remained a resident until her death.
Mom grew up on Fort Myers Beach before moving into town as a teenager.
She graduated from FMHS in 1950 then attended Stetson University until
her marriage to her high school sweetheart, Wallace M. Tinsley on
September 11, 1951. They were married 56 years when Dad died in May
2008. Throughout her life mom enjoyed bowling, playing bridge,
collecting antiques, traveling, reading and being with her family. She
was a great Mom and Grandma! Bowling was one of Mom's biggest loves.
She started as a teenager in high school and bowled until last year.
She was a lifetime member of LCWBA, where she served as a director for
a number of years and inducted into the Hall of Fame. Mom was also a
state board member of FWBA. An avid bridge player, mom played quite
well & loved a good hand of bridge. Learning bridge in college
her to become a member of several bridge clubs over the years and
enjoyed many hours of fun with friends. Mom had an eye for beautiful
things, which led to a love of antiques. She grew up in homes
surrounded by antiques and learned a lot about different antiquities
from her brother Ralph. After her children were grown Mom and Ralph
opened an antique shop called "Things Unlimited". She had the business
for about 8 years. Over the years mom took many trips to Europe and
visited every state in the USA. Some of Mom's best times were spent in
the motor home traveling with family and friends. The last trip Mom
took abroad was to Ireland, a place she wanted to see before she died.
She loved the country and had a wonderful time! Mom had the most love
for her family. She is survived by her daughter, Karen T. Neubert
(Robert) and sons Warren Tinsley (Marie), Wayne Tinsley (Tina) and
Grimes Tinsley (Donna). Also surviving her are her grandchildren Tyler,
Victoria and Sarah Neubert, Nerissa Kalbfeld (David), Christy Klebart
(Damien), Catlyn Gottlieb (Brad) and Corey Tinsley (fiancee Nicole
Hughes). Mom also had 3 great-grandchildren, Josalyn and Janelle
Gottlieb and Ilianna Kalbfeld. Mom was preceded in death by her husband
Wallace, her brother Ralph Kingston and her granddaughter Sabrina
Monique Tinsley. Our Mom and Grandma was a beautiful and special lady.
She was a very giving and thoughtful person who would do anything for
you. Whether you were her friend or her family, her love was never
ending. Mom lived life to the fullest and loved each and every day. She
was happiest when she was surrounded by the people she loved. We will
miss her deeply, but we know she is with our Dad and Grandpa and free
of all her worries. We love you Mom and Grandma. The family will
receive friends from 1:00pm-1:45pm followed by a Celebration of Mom's
life at 2:00pm, Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654
Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers. Any donations made should be to your
favorite charity in Mom's name.
Myers News-Press May 22, 2008 Wallace M. Tinsley
was born on October 4, 1930 in Fort
Myers, FL where he lived all of his adult life.Wallace graduated from
Fort Myers High School in 1950 and soon after graduation enlisted in
the National Guard where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He married
his high school sweetheart Mina Kingston in September of 1951.Wallace
was owner of several businesses over the years; including Fort Myers
Armature Works, Caman Power Systems, Caman Auto Parts (later known as
Fort Myers Auto Parts) and Caman Data Systems.He was an avid bowler
serving as President of the SWFMBA and was honored by being inducted in
to the SWFMBA Bowlers Hall of Fame. He was a founding director of South
Florida Bank and active in the Araba Shrine Temple. Here he served as
Potentate from 1981-1982, was a Past Director of ROJ, a member of the
K-Cops and the Cyclops Motorcycle Corp.Wallace is survived by his wife
of 56 years, Mina K. Tinsley, sister Arletta Rodgers, daughter Karen T.
Neubert (Robert W.), and sons R. Warren Tinsley (Marie), W. Wayne
Tinsley (fiancée Tina) and Grimes M. Tinsley (Donna). Also
surviving are his grandchildren Tyler, Victoria and Sarah Neubert,
Nerissa Kalbfeld (David), Christy Klebart (Damien), Catlyn Gottlieb
(Brad) and Corey Tinsley (fiancée Nicki) and great grandchildren
Josalyn & Janelle Gottlieb and Ilianna Kalbfeld. His
Sabrina Monique Tinsley predeceased him.Our father and grandfather was
an extraordinary man. He lived life to the fullest until 1982 when he
suffered a heart attack which forever changed his life. He received a
heart transplant on August 21, 1987. He was told not to make long range
plans for after ten years. He proved everyone wrong, not only did he
live 10 and half years longer than expected, he also had good quality
of life until the last 2 years when his health took a turn for the
worst. However he still pushed forward as hard as he could. He was a
true fighter! The last battle was the one he couldn't win and he is now
at peace. We will all miss him but our memories will always be there
for us. We love you dad and grandpa. A Celebration of Life will be held
at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Araba Shrine Temple, 2010
Hanson Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Shriners Children's Hospitals c/o Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson
Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Tippins b. 19 Oct 1868 DeSoto Co., FL, d. 15 Nov 1948
Miami, FL mrd Josephine Rylander 22 Feb 1893. She was daughter of
Charles August Rylander and Pauline Cosse. They had son, Frank B.
Tippins, Jr. He married 2) Fannie Yates 13 Feb 1901 Lee Co., FL. They
had son Walter Yates Tippins b. 1908. Frank Tippins was the son of
Aaron Moses "Gin" Jernigan and Caroline Elizabeth Tippins. After his
parents divorced, Frank took his mother's maiden name.
Press, October 14, 2012 - Ashley Miriam
Tipple became an angel on October 9, 2012. Ashley was born in
Myers on June 9,
1987. Ashley leaves behind her two children Amiyah & Noah,
& Mary, sister Tara & Grandmother Naomi Cope. She had
Uncles and Cousins, numerous friends especially her best friend Tami
Rasi family. Open
Service will be held on Saturday, October 13,
2012 at Mount
Douglas Ave Fort
Myers at 4:00 pm
December 17, 2014 - Mae (Grissett) Collins
Titus, 90, went
to be with the Lord December 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
born August 6, 1924, in Cloudcroft, New Mexico to Gertrude Consford
and Guy Renard Grissett. Mae was a lifelong resident of Lee County and
of Lee Boulevard Baptist Church. Mae married the love of her life,
Henry (Buster) Collins in 1939 and was blessed with four children. Mae
preceded in death by her husband Buster in 1969 and son Billy in 1949
second husband Gerald ( Shorty) Titus in 1985. After Shorty's death Mae
the rest of her life with daughter Corrine and her grandson Richard
was blessed by God to be both a personal and professional health care
and after she retired from the State of Florida she continued giving
of loving care to her great grandson, Dalton Davis, for the next 18
his short 20 year life. Mae is survived by her daughters, Wanda Mae
Swiderski, Joann Collins Huff and Corrine Collins Riffle (Dave), one
Gladys Grissett, Grandchildren, W. Steven Brody, Cynthia Rios (Johnny).
Davis (Gregory) Kevin Conrad (Shiela); Suzanne Huff; Shawn Huff (Gina),
Richard Viola (Carla), numerous great grandchildren along with
and nephews. The family is thankful to Richard and Carla Viola for
special care of Mae, Sunrise and Loving Heart Day Stay facilities and
110 of Hope Hospice. Memorial services will be at Harvey-Engelhardt
Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907 on Friday,
2014 at 12:00 PM. Visitation will be Thursday December 18th from 6 to 8
Friday December 19th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Interment to be at Fort
Condolences may be offered online at www.harvey-engelhardt.com
Fort Myers News-Press, April 11, 2009 - John Joseph Tkach,
78, passed away on
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Calais, Maine. John was born in New Jersey,
son of the late John and Barbara Tkach. He retired from the US Metal
Refining Co. in Carteret, NJ, and was a communicant of St. Raphael
Catholic Church, in Lehigh Acres, where he served as a Eucharistic
Minister. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Savka. Surviving are
his loving wife of 54 years, Susan Orak Tkach; 3 sons, John S. Tkach,
MD of Robbinston, Maine, Stephen Tkach of Bridgewater, NJ, and Kenneth
Tkach of Bound Brook, NJ; sisters, Anna Petty of Hollywood, FL, and
Maria Molnarova of Stretava, Slovkia; and 11 grandchildren. Visiting
hours will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009, from 5-7 pm at Lee
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR-82, Fort Myers, FL 33913, with a
Mass of Christian Burial to follow on Tuesday at 10 am, at St. Raphaels
Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park
December 22, 2013 - Susan (Orak) Tkach,
78, passed away on December 18, 2013. Susan is the daughter of the late
and Anna Orak. She was a Communicant of St. Raphael's R.C. Church in
Acres, FL. She was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Orak. Surviving are
three sons, John S. Tkach, MD and his wife Kerri of Elko, NV, Stephen
his wife Margaret of Bridgewater, NJ and Kenneth Tkach of Bridgewater,
sisters: Anka Orak, Mary Petyo (John) and Rosemarie Crespo,
Orak, 2 brothers: John Orak (Stephanie), Edward Orak, eleven
great grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a future
St. Raphael's R.C. Church in Lehigh Acres, FL. Burial will follow in
Memorial Park in Ft. Myers, FL.
Petersburg Times, March 7,
2011 - John Joseph Todia. III, 66 of
Indian Rocks Beach, died March 2, 2011 unexpectedly. Born in Cleveland,
John attended Cornell University graduating in 1966 with a Bachelor's
Science. Following graduation, John attended the Graduate School of
the University of Cincinnati and Northeastern University. John worked
'served' in the hospitality industry, starting at age thirteen and
years later. His career spanned management positions in airport
hotel management, and hotel development. John also held senior
positions as Executive Vice President for Winegardner &
President/Chief Operating Officer and Director of Development for the
Hotel Group, and Founder/Owner of Hospitality Solutions Group. In
retirement John sought a small
community where he could make a difference, and fortunately, for the
Indian Rocks Beach, what a difference John made! He realized that
would take on new and different meanings. As
an avid sports fan one passion John held was for his favorite game
Wednesdays he would rush from his Rotary meeting to make his morning
game. First 'serve' – 9 a.m. If you knew John, you knew his other
hobby as a wine aficionado…'Serving', tasting, sampling, sipping and
in his search for that next great vintage. His license plate holder
"Life is a Cabernet!"John's individual passions of tennis and wine
took second 'serve' to his passion centered around community 'service',
one did it better. The list of organizations fortunate enough to
John's experience, expertise and passion is lengthy, including: Harbour
Home Owner's, Commissioner for Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue
Indian Rocks Beach Planning and Zoning Board, Finance and Budget Review
Committee, and Board of Adjustments and Appeals. As a
member of the Rotary Club of
Indian Rocks Beach, John 'served' as Treasurer for 3 years and
the 2006/07 year and took Rotary's motto, 'Service above Self' very
He assisted the Calvary Episcopal Church Sailing Program, Beach
Pantry and was a regular participant in the Adopt-A-Mile Gulf Blvd.
His most recent 'service' was starting a Backyard Fruit Pickup of
for local Food Pantries. His goal this coming year was to involve other
clubs and create a county wide program. John had strong interests in
and music, constantly using his position as a member of the Indian
Foundation to promote and fund art and music in our local schools. John
instrumental in starting an endowment within the Indian Rocks Rotary
to fund scholarships in Arts, Music and Tennis. There was no aspect of
Rotary Club of IRB that John did not touch in some way. That was what
meant to John.An active member of IRB Action 2000, John 'served' as
for five years and remained involved as a valuable board member. John's
most visible accomplishment
and 'service' to the community was the success of Oktoberfest on the
John was Chairman of the event from 2004 until his death and his
vigilance and drive ensured this great event is what it is today. John
heart and soul of Oktoberfest.Our community has lost of one of its most
valuable volunteers. His family grieves the loss of a beloved husband,
brother, father and grandfather. We all have lost a very dear friend,
always ready and willing to 'serve' whenever 'service' was needed.John
preceded in death by his father, John L. Todia Sr. (1995) and is
his wife Anne; son, Jay (Gena) Todia, Fairhope, AL; daughter Dr.
and her husband Dr. Tommy Wilson, Midland Odessa, TX and grandson Tyler
mother, Violet Todia, Medina, OH and brothers, Russell (Laura) Todia,
OH and Jeffery (Judy) Todia, Schuylerville, OH. A
Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10
am Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 1st St.,
Rocks Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made
Rotary Foundation of Indian Rocks Beach earmarked John Todia Student
Myers News-Press, November 10, 2007 - Robert S.
84, of Fort Myers passed away on
Thursday, November 8, 2007. Formally of Royal Oak, MI, Robert proudly
served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII as a Navigator/Bombardier
in the 38th Bomb Group 71st Squadron. He later earned a Bachelors
Degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit and
served as a Comptroller of Magnetool, Inc. in Troy, MI for 61 years. He
served on Parish Council of Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church
in Royal Oak, MI and the school board at Bishop Verot High School.
Robert has been a resident of SW Florida since 1969. Robert is survived
by his loving wife of 61 years Elaine; 9 children James, Thomas
(Sherry) of Royal Oak, MI, Robert (Nancy) of Seneca, SC, Janet (Ken)
Lindsay of Madison, MS, Therese (Jay) Wade, John (Nancy), Michael
(Virginia), Mary Kerr and Robbin (Greg) Saul of Kennesaw, GA: 21
grandchildren Timothy, Brian, Alan, Andrew, Teegan, Christine Robinson,
Kerry Sanders, Gregory, D. Michael Lindsay, Jennifer Wade-Howell, Ryan
Wade, Casey, Sean, Craig, Robert, Sarah, Kollin Kerr, Kaitlyn Kerr,
Kourtney Kerr, Matthew Saul and Neil Saul and 13 great-grandchildren.A
closed casket visitation will be held on Monday, November 12, 2007 at
the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord in Fort Myers between the
hours of 4-5 PM with the memorial service to follow. Funeral
arrangements were handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Robert's name
to the St. Francis Grade School, Bishop Verot High School or the
Southwest Florida Community Foundation.www.fortmyersmemorial.com
News-Press, February 3, 1936 - Frank
Toledo, 41, of Cayo Costa island, died yesterday at a
Fort Myers hospital after an illness of several days. Funeral services
will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Engelhardt chapel on
McGregor boulevard with the Rev. Father R. P. Brennan officiating. Mr.
Toledo was born at Clearwater but has made his home at Cayo Costa the
greater part of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frank
Toledo, and two daughters, Marian, four years old, and Sophie, two
January 23, 2013 - Vincent G. Tolisano,
81, of Ft. Myers passed peacefully into the Lord's hands on Monday,
2013. He will be remembered as a General Contractor and past owner of
Homes. Mr. Tolisano was the past president of the Cape Coral
Industry Association, Chairman of the Cape Coral Planning and Zoning
board member of the Lee County Licensing Board and a member of the BIA.
also the past owner of Ports of Call Traveling Agency and a past
the Cape Coral Firemans Association. An active member of the Blessed
XXIII Church, Vincent served as a Knight of Columbus and a Eucharist
He enjoyed a life full of travel, helping others and was a wonderful
father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife of
Mary Ann; loving daughter Mary Linda (Michael) Kinnaman; dear son
(Sharon); cherished grandchildren Ashley, Vincent, Tai and Trinity. A
visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd between the hours of
6 - 8pm
at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 9am on
January 24th at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church with entombment
follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Vincent's
name to the
American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org and/or Blessed Pope
XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Ft. Myers, FL 33912. Online
condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
News-Press, December 2,
2013 - Mary Alice (McNeill) Tolle,
Cape Coral, Florida, died at home Monday, November 25, 2013. Born in Tallahassee,Florida,
June 12, 1919, to
Louise Medina Proctor McNeill and Malcolm Collins McNeill, Sr. A
junior and senior high school
classes for several
years.She was a talented china painter, with a number of pieces
pictured in The
China Painter and The Porcelain Artist and one displayed in the World
Organization of China Painters' Museum. She was preceded in death by
and father; a sister, Theresa McNeill Turner; a brother, Malcolm
and her husband, Donald James Tolle.She is survived by her son, Donald
(Dave) Tolle (Forough Danesh) of Sugar Land, Texas; her daughter Louise
Margaret Tolle Huffman (Terry Huffman) of Naperville, Illinois; her
Theresa (Terry) Love Tolle Pohlman (Michael Titmuss) of Cape Coral,
and her five grandchildren, Cody McNeill Huffman, Jeffrey Stephen
Hunter Tolle Huffman, Robert Cameron Tolle, and Brooke Farah Tolle.
surviving her are a sister, Dorothy McNeill Dunn Birmingham, Alabama;
and a brother, Dane Alderson
McNeill and his wife Pat, of Forney, Texas;
and many cousins, nieces, and
nephews.A funeral service will be held in Tallahassee's OaklandCemetery.
She did not have
Alzheimer's, but she suggested that memorial gifts may be made to any
Myers News-Press June 30, 2009 Earle Franklin Tolles,
beloved husband, father, and
grandfather, passed away on June 29, 2009 at the age of 86 after a
courageous battle with cancer.Born in Alamo, Texas, on February 6,
1923, to Louis Clark Tolles and Lula Mae Rice, he was the youngest of
five children and a graduate of P.S.J.A. High School in McAllen, Texas.
Earle served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and, after a
short time in Ohio as an electrician, moved to Cape Coral in 1961 and
started Con-Crete Seawalls with his brother Ron Tolles, eventually
adding Tolles Ready-Mix and Tolles Con-Crete Specialties.He was a
charter member of the Cape Coral Rotary Club, Cape Coral Chamber of
Commerce, Cape Coral Construction Industry Association (CCCIA), and
Palmetto Pines Country Club. He was a former member of the Church of
the Resurrection in Fort Myers, and, after participating in the early
development of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral from its
Yacht Club beginnings, continued to support the new Saint Andrew upon
returning to Cape Coral. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of
Columbus.Earle was dedicated to his community and received several
recognitions for his contributions. He was a past president of the Cape
Coral Rotary Club (1973-74), was a Paul Harris Fellow, and maintained
perfect attendance at Rotary for 41 years. He was named to the CCCIA
Hall of Fame in 2003 and was a contributor to the Cape Coral Hospital
Building Fund. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and
Ronald, a sister, Virginia, and two previous wives, Frances and Helen.
He leaves behind one sister, Hermione Burson.He is survived by his
loving wife of 32 years, Anna "Boots", his eight children, Dennis
Tolles, Diana Quackenbush (Michael), Debra Huntington (Bruce), Michelle
Ward, Vicki Stockman Wilson (Jeff), Karen Pocci (Will Hatchett),
William Somers (Sandra), Carrie Place, ten grandchildren, Bryan Tolles,
Barry Tolles, Ashley Raslazsky (Brett), Brittney Ward, Garrett Ward,
Gunner Ward, Sarah Stockman, Will Hackett, Will Somers (Amy), Geoffrey
Somers, Melissa Fabrowski (Jim), and two great-grandchildren.Earle
loved making wine, woodworking, and his computer, but, most of all, he
loved golf, as those who knew and loved him would attest. On October
25, 2008, he scored his third hole in one at the age of 85 years old.He
was attended by his loving family during this difficult time. Earle was
not only a gentleman but a gentle man. He will always be remembered by
his love of his family, life and golf.Visitation will be at Metz
Funeral Home in Cape Coral on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2,
from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each day. Church
services will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Friday, July 3,
at 10:00 AM followed by burial services at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens,
1589 Colonial Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate
donations be made to the Rotary Club of Cape Coral Foundation, PO Box
101346, Cape Coral, FL 33910; Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle,
Fort Myers, FL 33908 or Junior Golf.
News-Press, January 22-24, 2015 - Nisla
Parelia Tolp, 89, of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers, Florida
with her loving family by her side on January 20, 2015. Nisla was born
12, 1925 in Chiriqui, Panama to her late parents Mercedes Moreno and
Dios Aizpurúa. She was the first Spanish teacher at The Canterbury
she taught for 25 years. She was also an avid volunteer teacher at The
School. Nisla was preceded in death by her late husband Arthur Tolp,
is survived by her daughter W. Toby Tolp (Steve Harrell), her sons
Jr. and Karl (Donna) Tolp; her grandchildren, Kasey (Brendan) Albright,
Tolp, III, Robert (Tonya) Tolp, Ryan Tolp, and Brandon Tolp; and her
Evyla Aizpurúa of Panama. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at
11:00 AM on
Saturday, January 24 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland
Fort Myers, Florida 33901. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you
consider a donation in Nisla's memory to The Canterbury School or The
Coral Daily Breeze, May 10, 2010 - Arnold E.
Tomanek, 92 , of Matlacha died Saturday, May 8, 2010. He
was born April 23, 1918, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Adolph and Rose
Tomanek, now deceased. He was a butcher and owned a retail meat market.
survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Louise Tomanek of Matlacha;
Carolyn (Dwight) Smith of Thompson Ridge, N.Y., and Joan (Jim)
Clifton, N.J.; sister, Erika Allen of Wanaque, N.J.; and loving
and great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by brothers, Fred and
Tomanek. He was an active member of the German American Social Club,
avid fisherman. He served in World War II with the Army 9th Division,
Infantry Regiment. A funeral will be held Tuesday, May 11, at 3 p.m.,
chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends
p.m. prior to services. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 17, 1936 - Mrs.
62, died yesterday at her home on Michigan Avenue after an illness of
four months. She is survived by her husband, Chester Tomer, three
sisters: Mrs. Susie Miller, Mrs. Effie Robinson and Mary Spears.
Services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the graveside in
Fort Myers Cemetery with the Rev. William Graham Kennedy officiating.
Lawrence A. Powell will be in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, Friday, March 7, 1980
- Alice D. Tomlinson,
82, of Yoman St., died Wednesday in Arcadia. She was a native of
Arcadia, moving to LaBelle in 1965. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of LaBelle. She is survived by one son, John
McClenithan, LaBelle; a daughter, Margaret Dyess, LaBelle; a brother,
Curtis Durrance, Arcadia; 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the First
Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Abernathy officiating. Burial will
follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Friends may call Friday at the Pattison
Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Myers News-Press, 31 Oct 2006-- Gus Tomlinson, 88,
of Fort Myers went to heaven on October 28, 2006. He was born on Marco
Island January 7, 1918 a son of the late John O. and Mercedes
Tomlinson. Gus was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy Seabee's in
the Pacific Theatre, he lived in Fort Myers most of his life and worked
in construction until he retired, he delivered telegrams as a young boy
to Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, he was an avid fisherman and hunter,
he hand tied cast nets in his spare time, his friends said when he was
10 years old he was noted for having a knife in his teeth and catching
alligators. Mr. Tomlinson married Anaruth Gordon in 1940 and she died
in 1995, he married his second love Doris Wright in 1997 until her
death in 2005. Everyone who met him loved him, he was a kind and gentle
man and good father.Mr. Tomlinson is survived by his daughter Mary Ann
(Gary) Grimm, his step daughter Bonnie (Daniel) Johns, his stepsons
Hugh, John, and Tony, grandsons Barry (Michelle) Grimm of Cape Coral,
Larry (Lisa) Grimm of Ft. Myers, Greg (Erin) Tomlinson and
granddaughter Denise Tomlinson of Indiana, 5 great-grandsons, six
great-granddaughters, his sisters Faye, Lenora, Marie, Lorene all of
Tampa and many good friends. Besides his wives he was predeceased by
his son Sonny (Tom) Tomlinson.A funeral service celebrating his life
will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on
Wednesday at 11 AM., the family will receive friends at the funeral
home from 10-11 AM.Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens
Fort Myers News-Press, Wednesday, October 8, 1986
- Lorie Ann
Tomlinson, 20, of Fort Myers, died Monday. A
lifelong resident of Fort Myers, she was a graduate of the Evangelical
Christian School, Class of 1984. She is survived by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Phillip H. Tomlinson, Ft. Myers; a sister, Mrs. Avis Bauer,
Ft. Myers; a brother, Walter Tomlinson, Ft. Myers; her maternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Tetterton of Washington, N.C.; her
paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Tomlinson, Ft. Myers. She was a member
of the Grace Brethren Bible Church. Funeral services will be conducted
on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. graveside at the Alva Cemetery with Rev.
Edmund K. Dezago, pastor of Grace Brethren Bible Church, officiating.
Interment will follow. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home,
1600 Colonial Blvd.
Myers News-Press, July 3, 2005 - Phillip H. Tomlinson,
64, a life time resident of Ft. Myers passed away Friday July 1, 2005.
He was born Feb. 2, 1941 in Naples, FL the son of William M. and Alice
Pearl Tomlinson.He was preceded in death by his daughter Lorie Ann, his
son Walter and brother Ray. Phillip was the devoted husband to Cora and
beloved father to Avis Lee Bauer (Butch) and beloved grandfather to
Jonathan Bauer. Also survivng are his 2 brothers Walter Tomlinson
(Margaret) and Lawrence Tomlinson all of Ft. Myers. He served as a
plumber with Lee County Government for several years, and was a church
going, God fearing man who loved family, God and Country. "For me to
live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phillipians Chapter 1, vs. 21)
Graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, July 5, at 10:00 AM at the
Alva Cemetery with Pastor Bob Calvert, officiating. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to the Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation,
Lee Cancer Care, 9800 S. HealthPark Dr., Suite 210, Ft. Myers, FL
33908. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd.
Myers News-Press, 2006-01-22 -- Walter M. Tomlinson,
66 went with the Lord on Saturday January 21, 2006. He was born in
Naples, FL and resided in Fort Myers all of his life where he worked as
a carpenter. He was a strong believer in God and family and was a
member, trustee and deacon at Bayshore Community Chapel for over 30
years. He was a member of Noah Lodge 357 for 31 years and a member of
the Scotish Rite Bodies-29 years. He was preceded in death by his
brothers Ray and Phillip H. Tomlinson. Walter is survived by his loving
wife Margaret of 48 3/4 years, his brother Lawrence Tomlinson, son
Phillip Tomlinson of Homerville, GA; daughter Anita Burnette of Lake
City, FL; sons William (Buddy) Tomlinson of Fort Myers and Lawrence A.
Tomlinson of Punta Gorda. Also Grandchildren Heather Bach, Jennifer
Lashley, Adrienne Metcalf, Cole, Matthew, Kristen, Christine, Rebecca,
Lawrence, William, and Lucas Tomlinson. Three great-grandchildren Kaleb
A. Bach, Vada Lashley, Charlie Metcalf and newphew Capt. Lazander
(Lance) Tomlinson United States Army stationed in South Korea, and
numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was a dedicated husband and father,
grandfather, great-grandfather and was loved by all his family.
Walter's family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at the
Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers.
Funeral Services will be conducted by Noah Lodge and Pastor Rea Means
of Bayshore Chapel Tuesday 11 am at Alva Cemetery.
News-Press, November 12, 1957 - Hinson Tommie,
Seminole Indian, died in a hospital today, November 11, 1957, after a
fight with another
Indian on the Seminole reservation. Ben W. Grigsby, chief criminal
investigator for the sheriff's office, ordered an autopsy. He said
Charlie Billy Boy, 42, hit Tommie on the head with a fishing pole
during an argument last night.
Belle, Dec 25, 2004-- Mary Ann Tommie,
age 39, of Hollywood, died at the Memorial Regional Hospital on
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004. She was born in Okeechobee on July 30,
1965.Ms. Tommie was preceded in death by her parents Buck Tommie Sr.
and Josephine Snow Tommie and her brother Buck Tommie Jr.She is
survived by her sons Joshua Osceola and Taylor Osceola both of
Hollywood, brothers; David L. Snow, Roy Snow and John Tommie all of
Okeechobee one sister Nadine Tommy of Okeechobee. Services will be held
graveside at the Ortona Cemetery, in Ortona on Sunday, Dec. 26, at 10
of Brighton passed peacefully January 9, 2013.
He was born February 26, 1958 in Okeechobee. He was a lifelong resident
Brighton and a citrus worker. He enjoyed spending time with his family
friends and he was an avid Dolphins fan. Mr. Tommie was preceded in
his wife, Carolyn Tommie; daughter, Tanya Tommie; mother, Juanita
brother, Walter Tommie, Jr.; aunts, Lois Smith, Wanda Tommie and Ada
grandson, Brighton Serrano; and niece, Miranda Tommie. He is survived
wife, Noreen Tommie; daughter, Stella M. Ford (Oscar); stepdaughters,
Smedley (Samuel), Rinella Billie (Billy Bailey) all of Brighton and
Rankin of MA; stepson, Keith Billie (Margie) of Brighton; and his
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
will be 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12,
Ortona Cemetery. Rev. Matt Tiger will officiate. Friends may sign the
book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com .
arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111
Fort Myers News-Press,
10, 2012 - Francis Daniel (Bud) Tompkins,
84, died February 5, 2012, at his home in the Lovedale Community of
Florida. Mr. Tompkins was born in Arcadia, Florida September 24, 1927,
Daniel and Daisie (Walker) Tompkins. He grew up in LaBelle and
Florida. From an early age he demonstrated responsibility and
veteran (Pacific theatre). On return He went to Kansas State Teachers
in Emporia, Kansas. Bud
his life to helping others through family, teaching, the Southern
Church & the Masonic Lodge. He was a science teacher,
yearbook sponsor and Beta Club sponsor from 1960 to 1986 at Immokalee
School. Bud served as Athletic Director and track coach for several
was awarded honors as Teacher of the Year and for Deacon Leadership.
his wife Shirley Logan Tompkins lived in Bascom, Florida 23 of the 25
they were married. They retired there in 1988 and immediately became
the community and at Lovedale Baptist Church. Mr.
Tompkins is survived by his wife Shirley and daughters Mary Dyess
John), Anita Bice, Marlene Cole and Karen Beeler. He is also survived
grandchildren: Anthony Cole; Daniel, Jesse (wife Brandi) and Sarah
sister Sarah Blackburn and step sister Jeanne Hayes (husband Alvin). He
missed by many for his faith, hard work, compassion, dedication and
Memorial Services will be held at Lovedale Baptist Church in Lovedale,
9 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are with James and Sikes Funeral Home of
Florida (850) 492-233. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Baptist Church (for a covered handicapped entrance, 6595 Lovedale Rd.,
FL 32423 or to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL
22, 2012 - Grenville "Pete"
Stansbey Tompkins, Jr., 84 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on
19, 2012. HE was born Feb 16, 1928. He was a Veteran of World War II
the U.S. Army. Pete was a member of the Church of the Resurrection
Church. Pete is survived by his loving family including his wife of 31
Margaret Tompkins. Graveside service with military honors will be at
on Tuesday, April 24th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1630
Island Rd., Cape Coral. Please visit
www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave
thoughts and memories for his family. The family suggests donations be
News-Press on March 2, 2010--Clara Jane Toms,
94 of Fort Myers passed away on February 28, 2010. She was born in
Dalton Georgia on December 31, 1915 to John Linder and Magnolia
Pulliam. Clara spent over 40 years serving children their daily
lunches. She first began her dedication to the Colerain School District
in Cincinnati, Ohio and later to Orangewood Elementary in Fort Myers.
After her retirement she dedicated her time caring for her loving
husband Ira who predeceased her in 2007. Clara was also a proud member
of the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers well over 40 years of her
life. Her son Michael H. Toms of Fort Myers survives her. A funeral
service will be held on Wednesday March 3, 2010 beginning at 1:00 pm
with a visitation to take place one hour prior. Interment will follow
at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be viewed and offered
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 16,
1932--Funeral services for Peter Tonnelier,
prominent Fort Myers developer who died Wednesday night, will be held
tomorrow morning at 9:30 ao'clock at St. Francis Xavier's Catholic
church. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. The Rev. Father R.
P. Bresnan will officiate. Pall bearers had not been selected last
night. The body lay in state at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home
yesterday and scores of Mr. Tonnelier's friends paid their last respect
to one of the city's largest property owner and developers. Today
friends of Mr. Tonnelier may view the body at the family home, 2000
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Friday, March 27, 1998 Joseph C. Tooke ,74
a lifetime resident of Fort Myers, died March 25, 1998. Mr. Tooke
retired as manager of the Florida State Employment Service Fort Myers
office. He was a graduate of the University of Florida, an avid
gardener, member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the Florida Chapter of
the American Orchid Society, Native Plant Society, and as a Master
Gardener recently completed 14 years of volunteer service with the Lee
County Agricultural Extension Agency. He was the great-grandson of
Manuel Gonzalez, one of the first settlers of Lee County. Mr. Tooke was
a teacher in the Literacy Program, teaching English to Hispanics.
Surviving are a sister, Sarah Sapp; brother, Charlton "Bud" (Jean)
Tooke III; nephews: David C. Sapp, Alan K. Sapp, and Charlton "Chuck"
Tooke; a niece, Tomi Irene Sapp; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 28,
1998, at 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where the family will
receive friends from 3 - 4 p.m.
Interment will be private at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
FT. MYERS MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 1589 COLONIAL BOULEVARD
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 2, 1946 -
Seth Tooke, 56, died at his home on Alabama
Grove Terrace last night after a long illness. Mr. Tooke has
been a prominent Lee county grove owner for many years. He is survived
by his wife, Violet; a son, Seth Jr.; his father, Carleton T. Tooke;
brothers, Carleton Tooke Jr., James Tooke of Immokalee andBarney Tooke
Virginia; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Waugh, Mrs. Evie McDivett of
and Miss Adalyn Tooke of Fort Myers. Funeral arrangements will
be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 14, 1934--Mrs.
Venie G. Tooke, 67-year-old wife of C. T. Tooke, died
early yesterday morning at the family home on Superior street in the
East End. Mrs. Tooke, who has been in poor health for several years,
has been a lifelong resident of Lee county and is a member of the
pioneer Gonzalez family, among the first settlers of the lower West
Coast of Florida. Besides her many relatives, Mrs. Tooke leaves a host
of friends. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Seth, Barney,
James and C. T., jr., all of Fort Myers, and four daughters, Mrs. Jack
McDebit, of Seattle, Washington; Miss Carrie Bell Tooke, of Miami; Mrs.
Charles Waugh, of Gaulbridge, Va.; Miss Adalyn Tooke, of Fort Myers.
Other surviving relatives are J. C. Gonzalez of New Jersey, A. F.
Gonzales of Daytona and Mrs. L. C. Stewart, Mrs. T. J. Roberts and Mrs.
J. F. Garner of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30
o'clock this morning in the Engelhardt and Sons funeral home with the
Rev. Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Will Henley, J. F. Menge, Will Siniff, J. C.
Barrow, Ben King and John Boring. Honorary pallbearers are F. L. Coons,
Lonnie Hough, Tom Evans, A. M. Tyre and J. B. McCoon.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wednesday,
January 20, 1971 - Punta Gorda - Mrs. Violet Morgan Tooke,
73, of Punta Gorda, died Monday in Gainesville while visiting a son,
Seth T. Tooke of
Archer, Fla. for the holidays. Surviving besides her son and a sister,
Mrs. Mary K. Stewart
of Punta Gorda are four great-grandchildren. Graveside Funeral
service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in fort Myers
Cemetery. Johnson-Hayes funeral Home of 311 S. Main St.,
Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Myers News-Press, April
27, 2011 - Paul Reed Toomey, a
longtime resident of Sanibel Island, died peacefully with his family by
side on April 23, 2011 at his Sanibel home after a long illness. He was
Reed (as he was known) was born in Iowa City, Iowa on July 1, 1936 to
Paul and Helen Toomey. He graduated as valedictorian from Brooklyn High
in Iowa in 1954. Reed next attended the University of Miami where he
President of Sigma Chi fraternity, and was chosen for membership in the
Arrow Honor Society, the University's highest honor. He graduated cum
with a B.A. in history in 1958. After graduation from the University of
Reed went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in
Massachusetts in 1961. During law school, he married Barbara Mather
1959. After law school, Reed served in the army as
personnel management specialist until 1963. He and Barbara then moved
Florida where Reed began his law career with the firm Steel, Hector and
He later worked with the State of Florida Department of Justice in
Florida as Assistant Attorney General. Beginning in 1969, Reed worked
corporate counsel for Lockheed Corporation in Burbank, California for 6
1976 until 1989, Reed established a private law practice on Sanibel
During those years, he enjoyed teaching business law and international
courses at Edison Community College in Ft. Myers and Florida
University in Miami.Reed was also involved in numerous civic
served as legal counsel for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
over a decade; was director of the Sanibel Public Library; and was
Director and President of the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society. He
took an active role in the lives of his children, volunteering as
for the Cub Scouts and as a member of numerous school advisory boards
activities.Upon retirement, Reed and Barbara traveled extensively,
their interests in archeology, paleontology, and in learning about
cultures and environments. Reed visited all 50 states, all 7
over 90 countries around the world. Whether he was hot air ballooning
Serengeti, weathering a sandstorm in the Gobi Desert, or climbing
Antarctica, no adventure was too big or too small. In addition to
wife of 52 years, Reed is survived by his mother Helen (107 y.o.) of
Center, Florida; his three sons: James K. (Lori) of Bradenton, Florida,
Christopher R. "Kitt" of Miami, Florida, and Michael O. (Heidi) of
Gainesville, Florida; his granddaughter Kristen Toomey of Bradenton;
numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Reed's infectious smile, sharp
love of practical jokes will be missed, but never forgotten, by his
many close friends.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Jan.
20, 1927--Wandell Topping, 63, died at his
home at 50 Catherine street at 10 o'clock this morning. Mr. Topping, a
resident of Chicago, Ill., has been coming to Fort Myers for a number
of winters to enjoy the climate, but when he arrived the past fall, was
in poor health and his condition gradually grew worse. At his bedside
when the end came was his brother, also from Chicago, who is spending
the winter here. Other relatives who are not in Fort Myers are his
mother, age 93, and a brother in Wisconsin, a daughter, Mrs. James and
two grandchildren, in Chicago. It is understood that the body will be
shipped back to Chicago for burial, although definite arrangements have
not been completed. The body is being prepared for burial at the
Englehardt funeral home.
Torrens-Cruz, 49, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away
November 13, 2012.
She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 23, 1963. She is
survived by her
parents Jose and Maria Torrens, husband Juan Cruz, two children
Erika, brother, Jose Antonio (Eileen), sister, Glorimar Placeres
nephews, one niece and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other
was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres, Florida
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on November 19, 2012 at 10:00
interment immediately followed at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be made by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson-Patterson Cremation &
2701 Lee Boulevard Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971.
Myers News-Press, October
23, 2013 - Aurea (Santiago) Torres,
80 years of age, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Monday, October
at Hope Hospice North in Cape Coral, Florida. Mrs. Torres was born in
Rico on October 4, 1933, a daughter of the late Mertedes Santiago and
Rivera. Mrs. Torres was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape
and had resided in Cape Coral for the past 13 years coming from
Florida. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Rosa Torres of
Florida, Lillian (Robert) Kulic of Davie, Florida, William Torres of
Beach, Florida and Nivia (Cira Yanes) Torres of Cape Coral, Florida.
grandchildren, Michelle Ruiz, Danny Torres, Michael Torres and Michael
her great grandchildren, Sable Slade Rodriguez, Maya Ruiz, Veronica
Mitchell Kulic; her sister, Angelica Aviles of Miami, Florida. Funeral
will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida
The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 AM
time of service. Burial will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Myers News-Press, January 10, 2001 - Ermelinda Torres,
80, of Lehigh Acres, died Jan. 8, 2001. Born in Villaba, Puerto Rico,
she moved here in 1985 from N.J. She was preceded in death by her
husband William in 1998. She leaves her sister, Herminia Fuentes of
Tampa and nieces Annie and Nancy. Family will receive friends today
from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services
will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Lee Memorial park officiated by
Father Dennis Cooney of St. Raphaels Catholic Church. Anderson Funeral
Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
Coral Daily Breeze, February 16, 2009 - Today we mourn the
death of our beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend, Michael Luis Torres, 25, of Cape Coral,
who passed on to our Lord on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. He was born Dec. 7,
in New York, to Jocie and Luis Torres. He enjoyed martial arts, movies,
motorcycles, firearms and conversation, and was known for his animated
and his laugh. His laughter traveled and you could feel the vibrations
heart. His laugh made you want to laugh. His life was short lived, but
he shared with his family and friends will be forever in our hearts. We
you Michael, and we will forever remember your unforgettable laugh. He
wonderful son, brother, grandson, uncle, teacher and friend. He lived
timeless without any restrictions or guidelines. Survivors include his
father and stepmother, Luis and Isa Torres; brother and sister-in-law,
Jessica Torres and their children, Victor and Gabriel; and
Josephine Pagan and Norma Torres. Never forgetting all of his family
that loved him, visitation will be held from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road. Funeral services
held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with entombment to follow
Ridge Cemetery. Arrangement by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 6
Stanton Toubus, 80, of Matlacha passed away February 3, 2005.
He is survived by his loving wife Helen Toubus, sons Philip, Jon and
Steven, sister Shirley Brussell and Helene Karp, seven grandchildren
and 1 great-granddaughter. He was a generous contributor to the
Matlacha Hookers and the Pine Island Elks. The family will receive
friends at their residence on Thursday, February 10, 2005 between the
hours of 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial
donations to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33908.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home &
Fort Myers News-Press Jun 17,
2006 Mallory Paul Touchstone, 63, of N. Fort Myers
on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Born on June 21, 1942 to Annie and Fred in
Gulfport, MS, Mallory retired from the Lee County Electric Coop. after
many years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with
his grandchildren.Mallory is survived by his loving mother Annie;
children Blaine (Nancy), Tiffany (Glenn) Moore and Shayne (Gina);
grandchildren Shelby, Cail, Brianna, Devan, Ashley and Brandon. A
service of remembrance will be held at 5 PM Monday, June 19, 2006 at
Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive friends
between 2 PM and 5 PM. FMHS 1962
News-Press, June 25, 1935 - Mrs.
Cassaletta L. Towles, 42-year-old wife of Luke C.
Towles, died late yesterday afternoon at the Lee Memorial hospital
after undergoing an operation Monday. Her death was unexpected and came
as a distinct shock to her family and a wide circle of friends in Fort
Myers and Lee county. Mrs. Towles is survived by her husband, one
daughter, Mrs. Olive Towles Jefferson of Albany, Ga., a sister, Mrs.
Barney Tooke and her mother, Mrs. Ida L. Johnson. Funeral arrangements
will be made by Lawrence A. Powell.
B Towles Jr
Myers News-Press, January 1979 - Arthur James Townley Jr,
51, of 900 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, died Friday Jan
1979 in Houston, Texas. He
in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Townley Sr. of Fort
Beach. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Santini Townley of Fort
beach, two daughters, Mrs. Marci Werner of Tillamook, Oregon, and Carla
of Fort Myers Beach; two sons, Jay Townley and Mark Townley; his
Marion Townley, all of Fort Myers Beach, one sister, Lois Eliasson of
Plains, NY and one grandson Mark Thomas Werner. Funeral was Tuesday at
Frances Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Eugene McCarthy
Belle, December 2, 2004 - Adrian Jay Townsend, age
died unexpectedly November 25, 2004. He was a lifelong resident of
Felda.He was preceded in death by his father: Gillet Ed Townsend and
mother: Leah Archey Townsend he leaves behind one sister: Ruth Emily
Cheney, brother-in-law Casey, two nephews: Christopher and Casey Jr.,
and niece, Savanna, and brother J.W. Riley.A graveside service was held
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at the Felda Cemetery. Pastor Dale Blackburn
officiated.He will missed by all. WE LOVE YOU!
Colorado County Citizen, Oct
12, 1876, Pg 3--
Died at the house of his son, Mr. H. S. Townsend, on the 27th
September; Mr. Asa Townsend
in the 81st year of his age. The deceased was born in Marlboro
District, South Carolina on the 14th December, 1795. In his early
manhood he removed to Georgia, where he married and lived for about
twenty years. From Georgia he went to and remained for a short time in
Madison, Florida, and from thence with a devoted wife and 9 children he
came to Texas in the fall of 1837, and settled in Columbus in the
spring of 1838, where or in its vicinity he has resided ever since. His
children here increased. Twelve of whom, 8 boys and 4 girls, lived to
be settled with families of their own. He buried the wife of his youth,
and mother of his children in 1859. He afterwards married a second
time, and has left a widow to mourn his loss. His descendants at his
death numbered 81, just the number of his years. Uncle Asa, as he was
generally and familiarly called, brought to our State "a sound mind in
a sound body." A man of great energy, industry and capacity, (qualities
that have descended to his numerous progeny,) he has left his mark upon
society for good such as few have been permitted to rival. To those who
remembered his massive frame and Herculean strength, it was sad to see
him as he passed among us under the weight of his four score years,
leaning upon his staff and tottering to his tomb. But it is written
"dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return," and we are traveling
on. In early life Uncle Asa dedicated himself to God, and the good and
at the altars of the church, contracted an alliance with Heaven.
Through the vicissitudes of an eventful life often unfavorable to the
development of Christian character, he was true and faithful, and at
the last found that he had not followed a cunningly devised fable. But
that God whom he had served and trusted sustained and cheered him in
his age and infirmity, and gave him a safe and triumphant passage
across the dark river. An incident, uncommon and beautiful, occurred a
day or two before his death. The day was warm, and the door and window
was open, he was lying upon his couch, quiet and peaceful, his wife and
daughter sitting by, when a dove of full and beautiful plumage came
through the door, and hovering over him, settled down upon his bosom,
and without apparent alarm, fluttered its wings. His wife reached out a
hand to take the bird, but forbore at the suggestion of the daughter.
It again fluttered its wings, and after two or three times turning
slowly around, it rose and went out at the window. The last
conversation he had just prior to his death, was with two daughters who
had died years ago, desiring them to come to him, and speaking to them
as though they were bodily present and visible to him and who will
affirm they were there. Uncle Asa was a charter member of the Masonic
Lodge, at Columbus, respected and believed by his brethren; and they
with the assistance of the Lodges at Weimar and Osage, with the
beautiful and impressive ceremony of that order, laid him away, in the
presence of a large assemblage of friends and acquaintances, with his
former wife, with trust in God and faith in immortality. [Internent in
Borden Cemetery], Submitted by David Hahn
Naples Daily News, June
23, 2006 - Elton
Elwood Townsend, 82, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006
at the Lake City Medical Center. He was born in Naples at the corner of
Pelton and Winifred Ave., on December 3, 1923 in a house that is still
standing. He took a ride in a biplane in 1935 that had landed on the
only runway in Naples (which ran parallel with Fifth Avenue) for the
outrageous sum of $5.00. Mr. Townsend was involved in a mullet catch of
over 200,000 lbs. with several other boats. This netted him $600 which
was used to pay the final payment on the land his father purchased for
$1200. This 33 acres is now part of Caribbean Gardens. Mr. Townsend
joined the Air Force in 1942 and served for ten years. He flew in
several bombing raids over Germany until his crew was shot down on the
only mission he was not able to fly because of an ear infection. When
he returned to Naples, he worked several jobs until he started his own
Air Conditioning Compan y and then built PoBoys Marina in 1969. He was
very active in missionary trips to Haiti an also supported missionaries
in other countries and retired in 1982. He was respected by all who met
him as a God fearing man of great faith, and will be missed greatly by
his family and friends. Mr. Townsend was preceded in death by his
father and mother, John and Carrie Townsend; brothers, Elvin, Casper,
David and Loren. Mr. Townsend is survived by his daughter, Dorcas;
sons, Joseph and Roland; brothers, Richard, Dick and Thurston; sisters,
Winifred, Charlotte, Nora Lee, Loretta and Carabelle; 13 grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Mr.
Townsend will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2006 at
the New Hope Ministries Church, 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL with
visitation one hour prior to service. Graveside services will be
conducted at 3:00 p.m. at the Ortona Cemetery in Ortona, Florida. In
lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Norman Walker Ministries,
c/o New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625
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Fort Myers News Press,
Tuesday, February 19, 1957 -- George R. Townsend,
60, died Saturday in Long Beach,
Calif. Veteran's Hospital. A former resident of Williams Drive in Fort
Myers, he was a brother of Mrs. E. E. Breisch, 2217 Edison Ave. He is
the father of singer-actress, Marion Marlowe.
Myers News-Press - November 30, 2004 - James Roland Townsend,
19, of Muse, passed away November 28 in Fort Myers. He was born March
29, 1985 at Key West Florida to Mary Lynne Kiser Townsend and Kelvin
Author Townsend. Survivors include his parents Mary Lynne Townsend and
Kelvin Author Townsend of Muse, brothers: Shane Townsend of Naples,
Shawn Townsend of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Daniel Townsend of
LaBelle; Paternal Grandmother: Wanda Townsend of LaBelle, Maternal
Grandmother: Patricia Gewlas of Port St. Luicie; Maternal Grandfather:
Joe Aldacosta of Cocoa. Funeral service will be held, Wednesday
December 1, 2004 at the Church Of God in LaBelle, visitation will begin
at 11:00 A.M. and the service will begin at 12:00 P.M. Missionary
Evangelist Norman Walker will be Officiating with interment to be at
Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Caloosa Belle, Jan 13 2005-- Maria
Maddox Townsend passed away peacefully at Torbay
Retirement Home, Hervey Bay Queensland, Australia on December 31,
2004.Maria was born June 18, 1906 to John Henry and Florence Altman
Maddox in Wauchula. She married William Asa Townsend and lived in Felda
until they moved to Australia in 1961.She was preceded in death by her
husband, William Asa Townsend, and a daughter, Florence Irene Townsend
Davis Nudl. She is survived by five children, 18 grandchildren and many
great and great-great grandchildren. Maria's surviving children are
Charlie Rayford, Henry LeRoy, James Robert Townsend, and Bessie
Townsend Warrner Burchard James, all of Australia.
Myers News-Press, January 11, 2008 - Mary
"Belle" Gordon Townsend, 86, passed away peacefully
December 27, 2006 while in the compassionate care of Hope Hospice of
Marion County in Ocala Florida. Mary was born July 31, 1920 at LaBelle,
Florida to Robert S. Perry and Mary A. Gordon Perry and attended the
Felda Elementary and Junior High Schools in Hendry County. Mary then
attended Rabun Gap Boarding School in Georgia and graduated from that
school in 1937. Upon graduation, Mary attended a nursing school in
Baltimore, Maryland before returning to Felda where she married J. B.
"Pete" Townsend in March of 1938.Mary spent most of her adult life
working in the produce industry before retiring to Ocala, Florida in
the early 1980's.She is survived by one sister, Nina L. Caudell of
Cornelia, Georgia, three sons and their spouses, Dallas B. Townsend and
his wife Doris of Felda, Florida; David L. Townsend and his wife Donna
of Greeneville, Tennessee; Clay B. Townsend and his wife Forooz of
Orange Park, Florida, 11 grand children and 16 great, grand children.A
memorial service will be held Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in
the Felda Baptist Church at Felda, Florida where Mary was baptized so
many years ago. Memorials in her name are suggested to the Hope Hospice
of Marion County, P. O. Box 4860, Ocala, Florida 34478 or to the Felda
Baptist Church, P. O. Box 306, Felda, Florida and would be greatly
appreciation by the family.
Myers News-Press, September 7, 2008 - Pauline Hull
age 86, of LaBelle, FL, passed away
Sept. 5, 2008 in LaBelle. She was born Sep. 9, 1921 in LaBelle,
daughter of the late William Thomas Hull II and the late Amy (Foote)
Hull. Pauline's family has lived in the area since the early 1900's and
she was born and raised in LaBelle. Pauline taught Home Economics at
LaBelle High School for forty years. She was a member of Carlson
Memorial United Methodist Church.Survivors include her brother: William
Thomas Hull III of Punta Gorda, nephew, James David Hull of LaBelle,
niece: Paula McQueen and husband Robert of Punta Gorda, great niece:
Jena Wilson and husband Mike of Sarasota, great nephews: Jerron Hull
and wife Ashley of Punta Gorda, Jadon Hull and wife Megan of LaBelle
and Jolen Hull of LaBelle. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Baird Townsend in 1985.Funeral services will be held Mon. September 8,
2008, 10:00 am at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle
with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. and Pastor Benton Manguera officiating.
Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will
be Tonight from 5-7 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
The Fort Myers
14, 1922 - The body of Wilford Townsend,
63 years old, a native of South Carolina, who died
suddenly in Carson's Meat Market on Main Street at 5 o'clock Saturday
evening, was shipped yesterday afternon to Madison for burial.
Accompanying it were the widow and Mr. townsend's brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Goodbread of Bonita Springs.
Mr. Townsend lived on Cottage Street. For a time he was employed
at Carson's Meat Market and worked at other merchantile establishments
here from time to time. He was a kindly man who loved "the great
out-of-doors," being particularly happy when he ws out in the woods in
quest of the game that abounds near here. On Saturday Mr. Townsend
complained of a severe pain in his chest.
It is believed that either angina pectoris or acute indigestion
caused his sudden death.
News-Press, February 6, 2006 - Luong
Thanh Tran, maiden name, Theresa Maria Lac, 89, of Cape
Coral, FL passed
away Saturday, February 4, 2006. She was born May 4, 1916 in Viet Nam,
daughter of the late Tu Quoc Vuong and Suu Thi Bui. She is survived by
children, Ann Tran, Anh-Thu Tran and Robert Tran and her grandchildren.
Mass TODAY, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, 1 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic
The family will receive friends TODAY from 8-12 Noon in the chapel of
Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
The Fort Myers Press, March 30, 1919
- Funeral Today for S. B. Trask Woodrow Man Dies in Hospital,
made in New Prospect Cemetery Saiah Bates Trask
was born at Flemington, Ga., and died in Lee
Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, March 28th, 1919, aged 67 years.
As a youth he went into the city of Savannah, becoming an expert
stenographer and confidential clerk in lumber and railway offices. He
traveled for commercial firms for some years.
Some thirty years ago he was married to Miss Maggie Perry, in
Savannah, who survives in Savannah. They have no children. His
immediate family are all dead.In 1910 he came to Florida, working with
a strawberry grower in
Starke and in 1911 came to Woodrow with his cousin, F. S. Lyons,
taking up a homestead at that time, and living upon it until the time
of his stroke in October, 1918. The last helpless months of his life
he was cared for in the Lee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Task was a man of
ability and of genial personality, generous
and kindhearted and enjoying his friendships. The funeral party went by
morning train to Woodrow and interment
was made in New Prospect Cemetery, March 29th. Dr. A. P. Vaughn of
the Presbyterian Church, conducted the service.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2011 - Donald
W Traurig was
born on October 12,
1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died June 27, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida.
serving our country in the United States Air Force Don found and
love of his life Eulene. They have been happily married for the last 56
During that time Don and Eulene had four boys Don, David (girlfriend
Dennis(wife Tammy, and Doug (wife Shelley) who all presently reside in
Myers area. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great
Don was a barber all his life, and
opened his own shop
in Fort Myers called "Don's Barber Shop" where he always enjoyed
meeting new people, telling jokes and making new friends. Many young
frequent the barber shop now called, "Doug's Barber Shop" which his
youngest son Doug owns today across from the Edison Mall . He had a
impact on the lives of countless young boys in the Fort Myers community
his 14 years of coaching in Little League Baseball and Pop Warner
all speak highly of the positive life lessons they learned from coach
Traurig.His hobbies included fishing and boating with his family,
his sons or attending one of his boys' baseball or football games. He
extremely dedicated to his wife and kids, a wonderful role model and a
loving husband and father.
At the wish of Don no services will
follow. His last
days were spent with family by his side. A heartfelt "Thank You" to a
very compassionate and competent staff at Page Rehabilitation Health
better known as Shady Rest and Hope Hospice. Their combined efforts are
much appreciated by the Traurig Family and the families wish is that in
flowers anyone that so desires make a donation to the Hope Hospice
House at www.hopehospice.org
Fort Myers Weekly Press,
1913 - Marcus J. O. Travers died
home of his sister, Mrs. C. B. Yarbrough on First street, at about 1:30
o'clock this morning, after an illness of about ten days duration. He
came down from his home at LaBelle on Monday of last week and was taken
to the home of his sister, where his illness developed in such an
alarming manner that an operation was decided upon, and in response to
a telegram Dr. Andrews of Tampa, came to the city yesterday, and with
the assistance of Drs. Hunter and Henry performed an operation for
intestinal trouble, which was deemed the only hope of saving his life,
but all to no avail as Mr. Travers only survived the operation a few
hours. The funeral service was conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Yarbrough this afternoon by Rev. C. T. Blanchet of the Episcopal
church. Mr. Travers being a member of the church of England, and the
remains were interred in the Fort Myers cemetery, funeral arrangements
being in charge of Carl F. Roberts company. The floral offerings were
lavish and beautiful, attesting to the high esteem in which he was held
in this community. The pall bearers were J. E. Hendry, sr., S. E. Pool,
B. L. Hendry, H. E. Heitman, W. P. Henley and N. G. Stout. Mr. Travers
was born in Sydney, Australia, February 3, 1865, and came to Fort Myers
about 28 year ago, since which time he has occupied a position as one
of the esteemed and influential citizens of this city and county. Mr.
Travers is survived by a brother, R. Ingram O. Travers and two sisters,
Mrs. C. B. Yarbrough and Mrs. Gilmer M. Heitman, all of this city. The
Press joins in expressions of sorrow for the loss of a good man and
Myers News-Press, July 25. 2010 - Joseph
Daniel "Dan" Travis Jr.,
66 of Arden died Tuesday,
June 15, 2010. Dan was born January 11, 1944 in Fort Myers, FL, to the
late Joseph and Blanche Travis.Dan enjoyed baseball, football, bull
riding, auto racing, tennis, was a scratch golfer, and was a member of
the Hendersonville Elks Club. He was also a patron of many fine saloons
over the years, but was never a drunk. He didn't care who you were, he
could talk to anyone, anywhere, any time. It didn't matter if you were
the King of England, or a hobo on the street. It was all the same to
him. He gave everyone the same respect, unless you gave him a reason
not to. I watched him play golf with Patty Berg, Tom Case, Calvin Pete
and numerous other great human beings, all great golfers. His
friendships I also watched growing up, the laughter, the joy, the fun
times and some sorrow, his passion for life was inspirational for me
growing up. I looked up to him and butted heads with him a lot but I
remember him and his words to me, they still ring true. He made me a
better man and pushed me to be who I am today .Whether I knew or
understood what he was doing way back when. The means were justified in
the end as a father he did his job well, my life is living proof. Thank
you, Dan O. Surviving are his two sons, Joseph Daniel Travis III
(Michelle) of Wesley Chapel, FL and Justin Edward Travis of Arden,
brother, David Allen Travis of Fort Myers, FL, stepmother, Margot
Travis of Blairsville, GA , two grandchildren, Gracelyn Therese Travis
and Jackson Dallas Travis, two dogs, Mercedes and Axel, and one cat,
Panzer "The Kid". There will be an informal memorial at Fort Myers
Country Club sometime in late September or early October. An online
registry can be found at: ashevillemortuaryservices.com
News-Press, October 6,
2003 - Alma Hill Trebell, native of Ft.
resident of Estero, passed away Monday afternoon in Ft. Myers. A 1929
graduate of Ft. Myers High School, Mrs. Trebell and her husband owned
and operated Trebell's Garage for many years in Estero. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1974. Funeral services
will be conducted Friday, November 7, 2003 at 2:00 PM at Ft. Myers
Memorial Gardens in the Chapel of Light with the Rev. Ted Althouse
officiating. Arrangements are by the Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Myers News-Press, December 28, 2012 - William
E. Treuheit Sr., 83, passed away Christmas morning. He will
missed by his surviving family. A memorial service will be held at
Funeral Home, 12777 St. Rd. 82 on December 31st at 1:00pm. In lieu of
contributions can be made to Hope Hospice in his memory.
- Leola F Trevett passed away
peacefully June 12, 2013 at the age of 86. She is survived by her
husband of 64
years Richard Trevett, sons Allen and Gary Trevett, daughters in-law
Trevett and Elisabeth Thiger, grandchildren Bethany Trevett, Deirdre
and Johanna Thiger and one great grandchild due any day. Leola was born
November 15, 1926 in Schenectady,New York to Florence and Joseph Raes,
youngest of three daughters. She was predeceased by her parents and two
Loraine Johnson and Eleanor DeNure Clevenger. Leola obtained a degree
nursing from Syracuse University and a BA in Special Education from the
of St Rose, Albany, NY. Leola worked as a school nurse and as a teacher
physically handicapped in Schenectady, New York. They relocated from
Schenectady, NY to Daytona Beach, Florida and then subsequently to Ft
Florida. Leola worked as a teacher assistant at Bright Beginnings Early
and directed the Parents Morning Out Program at Cypress Lake United
Church. Leola and Dick Trevett traveled extensively seeing much of the
For many years she was an active member and leader of the Ft Myers
Guild. Rare was the day that you would find her at home. A viewing will
Friday, June 14, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Hodges-Kiser
9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida, 33919. A service will be
Cypress Lake Methodist Church in the Chapel on Saturday, June 15, 2013
AM followed by a reception in the Chapel parlor. There will be a brief
at the gravesite, Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Ft
Florida, In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to either the
Beginnings Early School Student Scholarship Fund, 8570 Cypress Lake
Myers, Fl 33919 or Hope Hospice at Shell Point, C/O the Legacy
Shell Point, 15010 Shell Point Blvd, Ft Myers, Fl 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press, April
2-4, 2011 - Barbara R. Tribou, 93,
of Cape Coral, passed away March 30, 2011 at home surrounded by her
is preceded in death by her husband; Perley. She will be deeply missed
daughter; Doreen Tribou, son-in-law, Leonard Sawatzki both of Cape
sister; Elinor Roden of Boston, MA. Special friends; LouAnn (Bill)
Service 2:00PM Tuesday April 5, 2011
at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL.
will receive friends from 1:00PM- 2:00PM. Interment Coral Ridge
lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Hope Hospice. Please visit
www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Barbara's life and leave
thoughts and memories for her family.
Myers News-Press, May 13, 2011 - Tim K. Tripp
of Buckingham passed away
Sunday, May 8, 2011 surrounded by friends at the home of Karen Kopp.He
September 20, 1947 in Miami, FL, making Southwest Florida his home in
Though an architect by training, he was an artist. He will be
his photography of Florida's flora and fauna and for the sound of his
when he'd grace us with song. He welcomed the opportunity to share his
with his friends including cooking, fishing, boating, and story
survived by daughters, Laurel Tripp and Megan Salisbury; sister, Jane
and step-daughters, Sara, Elizabeth, and Rebecca Lorenzen.The family
celebrating Tim's life Sunday, May 15, from 3-5pm at Whisper Creek
1887 N State Road 29, LaBelle, FL 33935. Light food and refreshments
provided. All friends are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring
favorite photos of or by Tim.In lieu of flowers, the family requests to
donations in Tim's memory to the CREW Land & Water
Myers News-Press, February 13, 2001 - Kimberly Marie
age 31, died Saturday, February 10, 2001. Kimberly was born in
Rochester, NY and moved to Fort Myers in 1985. She is survived by her
husband David; son, David of Fort Myers, daughter, Brittney Marie of
Fort Myers; sister, Lori (Todd) Colie of Fort Myers; mother, Bonnie
(Ken) Kelley of fort Myers; grandparents, Richard and Helen Schmitt of
Fort Myers; Benjamin Lammes of Rochester, NY; many aunts, uncles
nieces. Her father Richard Prince preceded Kimberly in death. She loved
raising her Bengal Cats. Family will receive friends at Kiser Funeral
Home Tuesday, February 13, 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral celebration
will be Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 a.m. at Kiser Funeral Home with
interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Kiser Funeral Home. 481-4341
Coral Daily Breeze, January 3, 2009 - Orlando
Trombetta, 81, a resident of Cape Coral, died Tuesday, Dec.
30, 2008, at the Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Cape Coral.
He was a
native of Scranton, Pa., coming to Florida from Endicott, N.Y. He
the Binghamton Slag Roofing and later with the Cape Coral Water
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of St.
Catholic Church, Cape Coral. He was preceded in death by his sister,
Duffek. He is survived by his wife, Mary Trombetta of Cape Coral; his
Connie (Dominic) Salamido, Frances (Frank) Palmateer and Vito Argento
(Eleanor); and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11:30
today, Jan. 3, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery with entombment
follow. Friends may call today from 10 a.m. until service time.
be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Arrangements are by Coral
Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, Florida.
Fort Myers News-Press,
April 1, 2012 - Jean E. Trotter,
83, of Fort Myers passed away Thursday, March 29,
2012. She was born in Hoboken, NJ on June 19, 1928. She's been a
Florida since 1990. Jean enjoyed traveling, particularly cruises with
and family. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and gave her time
volunteer at a local hospital. She is preceded in death by her first
Kenneth Olvesen; two daughters, Jeanne and Patricia; and her brother,
Reynolds. Jean is the devoted wife of John Trotter; loving mother of
Olvesen of Highlands, NJ, Janet Dannehower of Ormond Beach, FL; dear
grandmother of Gilbert Lane, Kenneth Troy and Kacie Pauline Dannehower;
mother-in-law of Warren Kearney of Fort Myers. Visitation will be held
to 9 pm Monday, April 2 at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park
Rd. 82, Fort Myers. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 am
3 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church 13031 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort
Entombment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made
Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements by
Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park (239) 334-4880.
Myers News-Press, October 30, 2013 - Doris M
(Whalen) Trottier, 86, of Cape
Coral Florida passed away peacefully unto the Lord, October 27th, 2013
family by her side.
was born to the late David and Annabelle
Whalen, August 9th, 1927, In New York City, NY.
survived by her husband of 63 years Dr. Louis; children Arlene (Steve)
Caroline Kruse, Cape Coral FL, William (Nancy) Trottier, Pearland
(Denise) Trottier, Farmington CT, Steve (Mary) Trottier, Columbia IL,
(Elaine) Trottier, Webster MA, Christopher (Amanda) Trottier, Cape
grandchildren Steve Gabor, Jennifer (Gabor) Lyons, Caitlyn Kruse,
Trottier, Elizabeth (Trottier) Monge, Matthew Trottier, Nicholas
Stevie Trottier, Samantha Trottier, Andrew, Kelsey, Carolyn, James
Mathew, William, AddisonTrottier; great grandchildren Abigail Trottier,
and Ava Gabor, Vanessa Lyons; brother Robert (Jackqueline) Whalen.
as a registered nurse prior to raising her seven children. She was a
wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband raised their family
Webster Massachusetts for 25 years and then retired to Cape Coral
where they then spent their next 34 years. She most enjoyed her faith
Christ, family and friends. She was a devoted member of St. Andrew
Church for over 30 years. Her favorite pastime was golf, as member of
Pines Country Club for over 30 years.
mass will take place at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Wednesday,
at 11:30 am. Visit
Doris’ Life Tribute video and to leave a condolence for the family.
Myers Press, March 2, 1893 - Mrs.
H. S. Truax, of
Punta Rassa, formerly of Saratoga,
N.Y., died suddenly last Thursday, February 23d, of apoplexy. Her
remains were brought here on the steamer, Alice Howarad, Friday, and
laid to rest in our cemetery. Rev. W. L. Hines met them at the boat and
conducted the funeral services at the grave, it being too late to take
the remains to the church, where a number of our citizens had gathered
to pay respect to the departed and her bereaved husband.
Fort Myers News Press,
November 28, 2004 - George Truman, 88,
November 21, 2004 at the Haven Health Center nursing home in Coventry,
RI after an 18 month battle with Alzheimer's. Born June 2, 1916 in
Victoria, TX he grew up in Apalachicola, FL. A longtime resident of
Lisbon, CT he retired and moved to Six Lakes in Ft. Myers, FL in 1979
where he lived until 2003. He was a WWII veteran who served in the US
Army from 1941 to 1945. He was married for 55 years to Eleanor (Smith)
Truman before her passing in 2000. A dedicated family man, tireless
worker and avid golfer he credited his long healthy life to constant
activity and hard work. Until well after his 86th birthday he continued
to work multiple jobs as well as playing golf 7 days a week. Among his
prize accomplishments were the 25 holes-in-one that he had during his
golf career. He leaves a son, Mark Truman of East Greenwich, RI; a
granddaughter, Jamie Truman; two sisters, Mariana and Marion and a
News-press, October 24,
2012 - Earl Douglas Tryon Sr., 81,
of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away October 22, 2012. He was born
30, 1930 in Sandy Creek, New York the son of Earl and Susie (Blackburn)
proudly served in the United States Air Force where he retired
years of service. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, 5 children,
(Roseanne) Tryon Jr., Kathy (Jack) Wilson, Charlie (Kim) Tryon, and
(Angie) Tryon, and Robert Tryon, 3 step children, Michelle, Diane, and
sisters, Jean and Bobbie, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.
predeceased by his wife Jan and sister Betty. Visitation will be on
morning from 9-11 AM at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services
will immediately follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation
Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Online condolences may be made at www.gendronfuneralhome.com.
Myers News-Press, January 13, 2009 - Janet L.
Tryon, age 68, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of the
Rochester, MN area, passed peacefully from this life on Friday January
with her family by her side. She will be greatly missed by her loving
E. Douglas, devoted daughters Michelle (Robert) Anderson, Dianne and
Keller, grandchildren Tara and Zachary, five stepchildren, two sisters
beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be held privately.
of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Cancer Society .
(800-ACS-2345) Anderson Funeral Home Fort Myers (239)
Myers News-Press, March 31, 2009 - Dolores
Tucker, age 81, of Lehigh Acres, passed away on Sunday,
March 29, 2009. She was born in Milwaukee, WI. Dolores is survived by
husband of 55 years, Robert Tucker; daughters, Susan Woller of
Pamela Crane of Tennessee; grandson, Jason Telisczak of Illinois; and
granddaughter, Alexis Christensen of Illinois. Services will be held at
date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her
Hope Hospice of Lee County, or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Lee
Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
January 30, 2014 - Ina Ruth (Narramore)
Conn Knott Tucker was
September 12, 1925, in Dunlap, Tennessee. Ruth had 6 sisters and 4
Ruth married Carl Conn in 1941 and eventually moved to Fort Myers,
was a loving wife, homemaker, seamstress, and mother of 4 boys.
Carl after 40 years of marriage, she married Charlie Knott and moved to
home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. They were married for 18 years.
Charlie passed away, Ruth moved back to Fort Myers and married Larry
matter where she lived, she was always active in her church. Her love
Lord was clearly evident in the way she lived her life. On January 26,
age 88, she passed away surrounded by family at Hope Hospice, Cape
Florida. Predeceased by her son Dale Conn, Ruth leaves behind to
memory her loving husband of 10 years Larry Tucker, sons Donn Conn and
Conn, daughter-in-laws, sisters, brothers, 9 grandchildren, and 5
great-grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 31st from 10 - 11:00 AM at
Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 S.R. 82, Ft. Myers, FL 33913
by a funeral service at 11:00 AM and burial at Lee Memorial Park
Fort Myers News-Press, Thursday , September 9, 1971
- Mary J. Tucker, 76, of 236 Pine
Island Road, N. Fort Myers, died
Wednesday. She was a lifetime resident of Lee County. Survivors include
her husband W. H. Tucker of N. Fort Myers, daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Bell
of Fort Myers, Mrs. Winnie Looper of Greenville, SC, Mrs. Ruth Smith of
Fort Myers, Mrs. Peggy Lavoie of Melbourne; sisters, Nellie Padilla of
Fort Myers, Mrs. Lillie Coleman of Bokeelia, Mrs. Lenora Ogden of Key
West; brother King Gomes of Naples. and a number of grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by
Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press,
Saturday, November 6, 1976 - William H. Tucker, 86,
a pioneer resident of Fort Myers, died Friday afternoon. He
was born in Fort Myers on Nov. 24, 1890. He is survived by two
daughters, Clara M. Walker of Fort Myers and Grace Hite of LaBelle; a
son, Floyd G. Tucker of
Tampa; two sisters, Anna Bell Prevatt of Tampa and Louise Cleveland of
North Fork, Va.; a brother, W. Britt Welch of Fort Myers, 16
grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 11
2005-- Willard "Bill" R. Tull, 89, of Ft.
called to his heavenly home Sunday, January 9, 2005. He was born July
13, 1915 in Oxford, Md to Stella & John Tull. He served as a
Petty Officer(Air Transport) in the U.S. Navy & Naval Reserve
years. He was retired with Standard Oil of Kentucky and Chevron Oil Co.
Bill was a member of St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, served in the
Knights of Columbus, served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and
volunteered with the St Vincent DePaul Society. Bill was also past
president of the Lee Memorial Hospital Volunteers. Bill is survived by
his wife of 7 years, Doris Tull. Children: Jack Tull (Sandy) of St.
Augustine. Jim Tull (Sherel) of Jacksonville. Rick Tull (Ellen) of
Pompano Beach, Sandi Shoap (Rod) of Cape Coral, Fl. 11 grandchildren,
13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55
years, Ann Tull, 2 sisters and a brother. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Thursday January
13th at 11 am with burial following in the Veteran's Garden at Lee
Memorial Park (Hwy 82). The Rev. Sandy Tull will deliver the homily and
The Rev. Ray Hughes will officiate. Visitation will be held on
Wednesday at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5:00 until 8:00P.M.
Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home
Coral Daily Breeze, October 24, 2013 - Walter
George Tumiati, 69, of Cape
Coral, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, surrounded by
ones after valiantly battling many health issues, and was a heart
recipient 15 years ago. He was born July 25, 1944, in Decatur, Ill.,
the son of
Walter G. and Goldie Tumiati. He was a volunteer fireman for several
the Stonington Fire Department. He was very active in the Taylorville
holding almost every local officer position and various regional
was named as U.S. Jaycee Outstanding Young Man of America. Mr. Tumiati
owner of Abate Pest Control. He was a founding member of the Fort Myers
(Condominium Operators & Managers Association) in 1998 where he
president for two consecutive terms. He was a founding member of UNET
Community Association Net-working). He served two terms as president of
North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. He helped start Northwest Cape
Com-munity Clean Up in 1998. He was also proud to be a vaptain with the
Merchant Marines. Mr. Tumiati is survived by his loving family,
wife, Patricia; son, Adrian Tumiati; sister, Karen (Phil) Moreland;
Jeff (Susan) Tumiati; step-sons, Andrew (Heidi) Donley and Terrence
Donley; step-daughter, Angie Naguib; sister-in-law, Bette Tumiati;
grandchildren, Ghia, Dustin, Vanagon; six nieces and nine nephews. He
preceded in death by his brother, Greg Tumiati. Visitation will be from
p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island
Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.,
28, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape
with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests
donations in his memory be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please
share thoughts and memories for his
Myers News-Press, September 11, 2011 - Francis
J. "Frank" Tuohy, 87, of Fort Myers Beach, died Tuesday,
September 6, 2011. He was born February 10, 1924 in Bronx, New York,
the son of
Patrick and Catherine (Fahy) Tuohy. He was a W.W. II veteran of the
serving in both the European and Pacific
Theatres. Mr. Tuohy is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Maura
Catherine (Page) Tuohy; his loving children, Mary (Bruce) Parmley
Washington, DC, Brian (Tina) Tuohy of Sacramento, CA, Eileen (the late
Gardner of Chelmsford, MA, Kathleen Tuohy of Fort Myers Beach, FL,
of Bonita Springs, FL, Anne (Jeff) Frawley of Stillwater, NJ and John
(Catherine) Tuohy of W. Peabody, MA; his brother, James (Sue) Tuohy of
FL and thirteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three
Patrick, Rita and Frankie. Relatives and friends are invited to call
September 13, 2011 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Shikany's Bonita
28300 Tamiami Trail S., Bonita Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will
celebrated Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of
Ascension, 6025 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, followed by Military
reception will follow at the Church. Graveside committal services at
Springs Cemetery will be held at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the
suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Society of St.
Paul, 6025 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
News-Press, August 19, 2014
- Kathleen Elizabeth Tuohy, 57, of
Fort Myers Beach, FL, died Saturday, August 16, 2014. Formerly of
she had been a Ft. Myers Beach resident since 2008. She was born
1956 in Glen Rock, NJ, the daughter of Francis Joseph and Maura
Tuohy. Miss Tuohy is survived by her loving brothers and sisters, Mary
Parmley of Georgetown, DC, Brian (Tina) Tuohy of Sacramento, CA, Eileen
late Thomas) Gardner of Chelmsford, MA, Thomas Tuohy of Bonita Springs,
(Jeff) Frawley of Stillwater, NJ and John (Cathy) Tuohy of Peabody, MA.
surviving are her aunts, uncles cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00
the Church of the Ascension, 6025 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach.
follow at the Bonita Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family
that memorial contributions be made to the St. Vicente De Paul Society,
Chapel Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. Funeral arrangements are
by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.
News-Press, February 2012 - Maura
Catherine (Page) Tuohy, 89, of Fort Myers Beach, formerly of
Lake Mohawk, NJ,
died Thursday, February 2, 2012. She was born September 8, 1922 in the
of Coose, County Galway, Ireland, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (née
Robinson) Page. Mrs. Tuohy is survived by her loving children, Mary
Parmley of Washington, DC, Brian (Tina) Tuohy of Sacramento, CA, Eileen
late Thomas) Gardner of Chelmsford, MA, Kathleen Tuohy of Fort Myers
Thomas Tuohy of Bonita Springs, FL, Anne (Jeff) Frawley of Stillwater,
John (Catherine) Tuohy of W. Peabody, MA; her brothers and sister,
Page of Indialantic, FL, Kevin (Maureen) Page of Rochelle Park, NJ,
of Limerick, Ireland, Br. Brian Page, CFC of Dublin, Ireland and Peggy
of Limerick, Ireland; and thirteen grandchildren. She was preceded in
her beloved husband, Francis J. Tuohy in 2011 and three children,
and Frankie. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday,
2012 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300
Trail S., Bonita Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the
Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. A reception will follow at the Church.
Graveside committal services at the Bonita Springs Cemetery will be
3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial
be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 6025 Estero Blvd., Fort
Beach, FL 33931.
Myers News-Press, September 19, 2008--
Timothy C. Turano,
55, of Fort Myers died Tuesday September 16, 2008 due to complications
from Parkinson's Disease.Tim is survived by his mother Marion Turano
and husband Bob Morton, his wife Kim Hamilton Turano and son Thomas,
who was the light of his life. He is also survived by his brothers
Joseph Turano (Toni) and Jerry Turano (Karen). He also leaves behind
his nephew Peter Turano and nieces Georgeann Hoose, Lisa Futch, Laura
Turano. He was pre-deceased by his father Peter Turano.Tim graduated
from Fort Myers High School and spent his entire career working with
his brother Jerry at Turano Plastering Inc. He loved the work he did
and was proud of his many accomplishments. Tim was an avid bowler from
the time he was young boy and continued bowling throughout his life. He
served as President of the SW Florida Bowling Association in 1985. Tim
loved sports and the Miami Dolphins.Tim fought Parkinson's Disease with
the determination of a warrior. He met each day with optimism and never
gave up trying to do better even when the disease worsened. He always
saw the bright side of every situation and was an inspiration to those
around him. Even though he was unable to speak he still was able to
light up a room with his smile.The family would like to thank the many
Hope Hospice caregivers, nurses and support staff who cared for Tim
over the last 7 years. The staff at College Park Care and Rehab where
Tim resided for the last 18 months are a remarkable group of people who
truly care about their residents. We thank each and every one of you! A
special thank you to Claudia Stafford for her love and compassion over
the years.In lieu of flowers, Tim requested that donations be made to
his son's college fund. Thomas Turano-College Fund,3844 Luverne
Street,Fort Myers, Fl. 33901.Tim was a remarkable man and will be
greatly missed. There will be a celebration of his life at Wesley
Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at
Myers News-Press 12-24-2000 --
Charles A Turcic,
80, Our beloved husband and father, has gone home to be with our Lord,
Wednesday, December 20. He is survived by his wife, Irene of 53 years;
2 daughters, Donna McKenney and Wendy Hingson; 1 son, Richard; 7
grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held
Tuesday, December 26th from 5-8 p.m. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Funeral services and interment will be Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at
2:00 p.m. LEE MEMORIAL PARK 334-4880
The Fort Myers Press,
19, 1926 - Mrs. Catherine O. Turge, wife
John Turge, died at 5:30 this morning at their winter home, 149
Woodford avenue. The body is being cared for at the Engelhardt mortuary
parlors, and will be accomplanied to St. Paul, Minn, by Mr. Turge on
the morning train tomorrow. Mrs. Turge was a native of Illinois, and 62
years of age. Accustomed for several years past to spend their winters
in Fort Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Turge arrived only a few days ago. Though
in feeble condition, her death was quite unexpected.
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, November 17, 1959--
Mrs. Anna E. Turner,
73, a resident of Fort Myers, died yesterday in a Tampa hospital.
Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Katie Geiger, Starke, Fla.; Mrs.
Dallas Wooten, Fort Myers; Mrs. Ollie Brown, Immokalee; and Mrs. Sara
Buser, Plant City; one son, Jack Albritton, Largo; a sister, Mrs. Mary
Martin, Tampa; three step-sons, Sam Turner , Fort Myers; Floyd Turner,
Nokomis; and Bill Turner, Tampa; 22 grandchildren and 30
great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by
Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
News-Press, August 16, 1949
- Mrs. Eloise "Ella L." (Taylor) Turner,
78, died yesterday after a long illness. She had made her home here
since 1903. She was born Oct. 29, 1870 at Lake City. Surviving are six
daughters, Mrs. C. A. Davis, Mrs. B. L. Jenny, and Mrs. J. V. Moore
Sr., of Fort Myers, Mrs. Ester Kehoe and Mrs. Myra Rogers of Tampa,
Mrs. J. B. Ewton of Portsmouth, Va.; one sister, Mrs. W. J. Lord, Lake
City, 17 grandchilren and 23 great grandchildren. Fuenral services will
be held at the Leo W. Engelhardt Fuenral Home with the Rev. Guy owens
officiating. Pallbearers will be Jollie Davis, Beeman Belvin, Sam
Sadler, Homer Powell, Horace Hingson and J. P. Gayle. Burial will be in
the Fort Myers Cemetery. 1st husband Asa P. Hadden
Myers News-Press, March 26,
1998 - Genevieve L. Turner, 71, of
Fort Myers, a resident for the past 32 years, formerly of New York. She
former member of American Business Women's Association of Fort Myers.
She was a
volunteer for the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery Program.
survived by her loving husband, Samuel W. Turner; son, Kirk Smith;
Beth Smith Jones and Dawn Smith; grandchildren: James William Bush, Jr.
Devan Marie Coty; sister, Geraldine Zhe. Mass of Christian Burial 2
Friday, March 27, 1998, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Fr.
Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
be today, 6 - 8:30 p.m., at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R.
Myers News-Press, March 8, 2013 - Jane (Lowrie)
April 30, 2012 at the age of 99. She was born in
Detroit, Michigan on March 9, 1913 to the late Frederick and Charlotte
Lowrie. She grew up on the island of Grosse Ile, Michigan and graduated
Wayne State University in Detroit. She married Earl Heston Turner of
Illinois in 1941. With their two children, Jill and Earl, Jr., they
Grosse Ile to Fort Myers in 1957. Jane was a housewife and loving wife
mother. She enjoyed having many friends including the Avocado Joys, she
avid golfer and bridge and gin player. She volunteered as a pink lady
Lee Memorial Hospital for many years. She was widowed in 1969.
survived by her daughter, Jill of Fort Myers, her son, Earl, Jr. and
in law Lillian of Winter Park, Florida, her grandson David of
Asheville, NC and
grandson Warren and great grandson Micah of Greenwood, SC. Jane's ashes
buried next to her beloved husband, Earl, on Saturday, March 9, her
birthday, at 10am at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Colonial
lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Children's
Center of Southwest Florida, 3830 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida
2, 2012 - John J. Turner, 91, of
North Fort Myers, died on Monday, February 27, 2012 at Emeritus at The
Senior Living Community. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years,
and is survived by his wife of 14 years, Rosalie S. Turner. Born in
England, he was the son of the late John and Mary Magdalene (Leonard)
He is also predeceased by his sisters and their husbands, Connie and
Sugden, Joan and Martin Davis, Theresa and Ken Bridges, all of England.
served in the British Merchant Navy during World War II on the Pasteur,
Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary. He retired as president of a small
manufacturer representative firm on Long Island, NY. He was a member of
Therese Catholic Mission, North Fort Myers and a fourth degree knight
Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a
NancyAnn and her husband, Robert Parrotte of San Antonio, TX; two
Richard and his wife, LaurieLynn of Lincoln, CA and Robert and his
Collette of Dupont, WA; four great grandchildren: Kelsey, Aaron, Jake
Matthew Parrotte and several nieces and nephews. He was for 20 years an
member of the Tara Woods community. He enjoyed traveling, riding his
wife and his family, especially his great grandchildren. Mass of
Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at St.
Catholic Mission, 20115 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation
will be on
Monday, March 5, 2012 from 4 - 6 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Turner's memory may be made
Alzheimer's Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers,
239-936-0555. Online condolences may be made at:
News-Press, November 7,
2004 - Mildred Jeanette Smith Turner, 75,
Sunday, November 7, 2004. She was born in Ybor City, FL and lived in
Southwest Florida all her life. She was a retired cosmetologist and
secretary at Naples Bible Church. She is survived by her loving husband
of 35 years, Ralph W. Turner; three sons, Robert L. (Kathy) Johnson
Jr., Grady (Pat) Johnson, Joseph P. (Nadareh) Johnson; two daughters,
Maggie L. (Lamar) Forbes and Jeanette (Marty) Ross; two brothers, Joe
(Marilyn) Smith and Ray (Janice) Smith; three sisters, Willette Turner,
Verna (Ken) Kitchell, and Jean (Glenn) Yontz; 13 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call on the family on
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Naples Memorial
Funeral Home and Cemetery, 525 111th Avenue North, Naples. Services
will be on Thursday November 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will
follow the services at Naples Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Naples Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery 597-3101 ; FMHS 1946
Myers News-Press March 1, 2006 - Samuel W. Turner,
of Fort Myers died February 27, 2006
at home with his family. A lifetime resident of Fort Myers, he was a
1955 graduate of Fort Myers High School and retired from the Fort Myers
News Press after 28 distinguished years. Sam's greatest loves were his
wife Genevieve who passed away in 1998 and his family.Sam is survived
by his son; Kirk and his wife Betsy Smith, daughters; Beth and husband
Mike Jones, Dawn and husband David-Lee Raymond. He was also survived by
2 sisters, Juanita Anderson, Edna Jean Wingate, grandson; James Bush,
Jr., granddaughter; Devan Coty, great-grandson; Austin Bush, and many
nieces, nephews and extended family.Funeral services will be held
Friday, March 3, 2006 at 1 PM from the Chapel of Lee Memorial Park
Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd 82. The family will receive friends
Thursday 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Interment at Lee Memorial Park
Cemetery. The family would prefer memorial contributions to Hope
Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
News-Press, April 1, 1936 - Mrs.
Vita L. Turner, 24-year-old mother of twins born Sunday,
died at 1 o'clock yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital as the result
of a kidney complication. Death was unexpected as Mrs. Turned had
surived the birth without any apparent difficulty, according to Dr.
Baker Whisnant. Floyd Turner, father of the twins, is unemployed. The
twins were born at the Turner home on French street and the mother was
not taken to the hospital until yesterday. The twins, a boy and a girl,
have not been named and are being cared for at the home of Mrs.
Turner's mother, Mrs. J. W. Griggs of French street. Mrs. Turner is
survived by her husband, two young children in addition to the twins,
and four sisters, Mrs. Lilly Synder of Jacksonville, Mrs. Pleamon
Yeomans of Ft. Ogden, Mrs. Jennie Daughtrey of Fort Myers and Mrs.
Parham Tally of Lake Wales. L. W. Engelhardt and Sons have charge of
the body and funeral arrangements await the arrival of relatives.
Fort Myers Press, September 20, 1923 - The
body of the late Dr. Walter S. Turner
who died Monday in a hospital at Orange, N. J. after only a few days'
illness, arrived on the noon train today accompanied by Walter S.
Turner, a son of Dr. Turner.The body was taken to Engelhardt's Mortuary
Home on Hendry street where it remained until 3:30. It was then removed
to the First Methodist Church, South, where an impressive funeral
service was held at 4 o'clock by the Rev. O. A. Thrower, assisted by
the Rev. R. G. Thomas. Following the funeral services the body was
carried to the Fort Myers Cemetery where burial took place.Throngs of
friends of Dr. Turner attended the services at the church and burial
took place immediately following the services. Many beautiful floral
offerings sent by friends bespoke of the high admiration with which he
was held. Dr. Turner was buried beside the grave of his wife who died
here at the Lee Memorial Hospital on Aug. 24, just 27 days before Dr.
Turner's death. He is survived by one son, Walter S. Turner. He was an
Elk and a member of the local Masonic lodge. He was for eighteen years
a resident of Captive and prior to that time had made his home in Fort
Myers for three years, coming here from his home in Holder, Fla. For a
number of years, Dr. Turner was a county commissioner. He was an old
Confederate Veteran and was for a long time a member of the staff of
the state commander of the confederate Veterans. He was a delegate to
many of the reunions where he was always a prominent figure of the
Florida delegation. Fort Myers and Lee County mourn the loss of such a
prominent citizen and estimable man.
17, 1992 - Frank "Topsy"
Turvey, 80, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died May 15, 1992. He
leaves his beloved
wife, Anna; daughters, Carol (Jerry) Underwood and Linda Kidd;
Carolann Unk, all of Lehigh Acres; and grandson, Kevin Turvey in Italy
in the military.He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles where he
all of his friends a Goodbye. There will be no services, but
be made to Anna Turvey, c/o Moose Lodge, 210 Homestead Rd., Lehigh
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home,
Fort Myers, FL - Patricia Darlene Tussey,
82, of Fort Myers, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014.
born June 17, 1931 in Altoona, PA and moved to Fort Myers in 1988 from
Downingtown, PA. She was a member of McGregor Baptist Church.
Tussey is survived by her
children: Robert D. Tussey of Fort Myers, Douglas H. Tussey (wife,
Fort Myers and Jan K. Cleaves of Sarasota; her grandchildren: Jenny
Harllen), Victoria and Nicole and her great grandchildren: Alexis and
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Samuel Dean Tussey in
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 Pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort
Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1:00 PM until
of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
Online condolences may be made at:
13, 2011 - Samuel D. Tussey, 89, of
North Ft. Myers, FL passed away on March 11, 2011. Mr. Tussey was born
9, 1922 in Hollidaysburg, PA, a son of the late Robert and Mary
He was a member of McGregor Baptist Church and honorably served his
during WW2 serving as a Flight Surgeon with the U.S. Army. He is
his wife of 56 years, Patricia Tussey of N. Ft. Myers, FL; his
D. Tussey of Missouri and Douglas (Gerry) Tussey and Jan Cleaves both
Florida; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services
held Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM in McGregor Baptist Church in
Myers, FL. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00-11:00
to services at the church. Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice.
is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Myers News-Press, September 26, 2009 - Marie
T (DiMatteo) Tutay, 74, of Cape Coral, FL, completed her life
Wed, Sept. 23, 2009 at 11:50 PM in her home, surrounded by her loving
She was born on Feb. 22, 1935 in the Bronx, NY, to Nicola and Angelina
DiMatteo. She completed A. B. Davis High School in only three years and
married John S Tutay of Yonkers, NY on June 18, 1961. After her last
entered school, Marie began her professional career with the FL Dept.
Drivers' Licenses and then the Lee Co. School Board as an Accounting
the Payroll Dept. After 16 yrs of service, she retired. She was a
Breast Cancer survivor. Marie will be greatly missed by her "Honey",
Frank Castiglione of Cape Coral, her children, Frank Tutay of Cape
John A. Tutay of Tampa Bay and Ann-Marie Tutay, of Fort Myers, FL. She
survived my her only brother, Peter DiMatteo of Cape Coral, her most
friend, Sr. del Rey Waite of Chicago, IL, and countless friends of many
in both NY and FL. She is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years,
Tutay, numerous cousins and family members, and her "grandchildren",
Alexander and Precious. Viewing will be Sunday, Sept 27, 2009, from 2-4
6-8pm at Metz Funeral Chapel in Cape Coral. Mass in celebration of
will be held at St Andrew Catholic Church on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at
AM. Final interment at Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, FL. To view a
tribute and leave a condolence to the family please visit:
Belle, December 21, 2006 - Dolores (Dee) Jean Twiddy,
age 73, devoted wife, mother
and Nana went home to be with Jesus her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec.
10, 2006. On that day, she was reunited with David, the love of her
life for the past 53 years. We imagine their voices joined together in
praises to their Heavenly Father. Dee exercised her gift of mercy and
hospitality putting others before herself. Her words of encouragement
were a blessing to many. She provided a compassionate ear for people's
concerns and a shoulder to cry on. Born in 1933 in Paducah, Ky. to the
late Nobel and Lois Gillahan, Dee grew up in Palmdale and Saint Cloud,
and was a long-time Florida resident. A life-long learner, Dee majored
in accounting at Florida State University. An accounting job took her
to Clewiston, where she met David Twiddy Sr. It was love at first
sight. From there, she followed David to the "ends of the earth",
including Helena, Mont., where she loved the cool air and the
mountains. In Helena, Dee raised two children and worked as a
respiratory therapist. She and David were led by the Lord to minister
to young people. They helped start the Young Life Club in Helena, Mont.
In Winter Park, Dee was devoted to service at First Baptist where she
enjoyed working in the nursery, library, and in the kitchen serving up
desserts with smiles and love. We are looking forward to a reunion in
heaven - Mom get a BIG chocolate sheet cake ready! Dee dearly loved and
will be greatly missed by family and friends including: daughter Tina
von Guerard (Paul) of Grand Junction, Colo.; son David (Kimberly)
Twiddy Jr. of Bartow; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, Richard and
Ellen Twiddy of Sanford, and Charles and Shirley Twiddy of Fort Pierce;
grandchildren, Joy (Ryan) Kohlman, Andy von Guerard, David Allen Twiddy
III, and great-granddaughter Leila Kohlman. Graveside services were
held on Friday Dec. 15, at the cemetery in Ortona. A memorial service
was held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at First Baptist Church of Winter Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in Dee's memory be
sent to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, Mass.
Tampa Tribune, June
4, 2008 - Jeanette
H. Twitty, 87, of Lake Placid, Florida, passed
away Monday, June 2, 2008, at her home. She was born May 22, 1921, to
James M. and Aliph Powell Hancock in Gardener, Florida, and had been a
resident of Lake Placid since 1987, coming from Moore Haven, Florida.
She was an Assistant at the Glades County Property Appraiser' s Office
for 25 years; was a member of O.E.S. and Highlands County Historical
Society and Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid. Mrs.
Twitty is survived by her daughter, Elise Ross, Lake Placid; son, James
(and Susan) Twitty, Delray Beach, Fla.; daughter, Leda Christle, Lake
Placid; son, Bill (and Lisa) Twitty, Deland, Fla., and daughter, Beryl
(and Steve) Farney, Port Orange, Fla.; brother, Elmer Hancock, Honey
Grove, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside
services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at
Pinecrest Cemetery, Sebring, FL, with Rev. Jerry McCauley officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun ' n Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33872. Arrangements entrusted
to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870
News-Press, August 23,
2002 - Gary D. Tyler, 54, Cape Coral, died
2002. He was born in Tampa, FL, a 1966 graduate of Fort Myers High
School, Edison Community College, and a veteran of the US Air Force.
Mr. Tyler was an assistant golf professional at the Lochmoor Country
Club in North Fort Myers and a member of the Cape Elks Club. Gary
enjoyed teaching golf to children, rescuing distressed and lost animals
and enjoying his friends. Visitation will be held at the Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, from 7;00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
with funeral services celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the
funeral home chapel. Gary was a generous, quiet person who will be
missed by his many friends and beloved family.
Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home,
Fort Myers, FL - Edward Joseph Tymrak,
92 of Ft. Myers passed away at 11:11pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at
Memorial Medical hospital. Ed was born on February 4th, 1922 to parents
Joseph and Catherine Schultz Tymrakiewicz in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
raised in Queens, New York. It was there that he met the love of his
Virginia Marie Albert at a Halloween party at age 17. There has always
speculation as to what costume he was wearing to sweep her off her
served in the U.S. Coast Guard for the duration of World War II as a
Class Petty Officer. Upon his honorable discharge he married on July
1945. They spent the next 66 years inseparable and happily married
New York City until moving to Syosset, Long Island in 1955. Ed worked
for 40 years in sales and marketing until retiring. They moved to Ft.
began a new adventure in life. They loved to take cruises, fine dining
socializing with newly made friends. They were active members of the
Country Club at the Vines. He was also an avid fan of baseball,
Braves from Boston to Atlanta. He was also quite the history buff and
Ed was preceded in death by his wife in 2012, sisters Elizabeth McLeod
Garden City, N.Y. and Jeanette Uertz of Harwich, Massachusetts and his
He is survived by his only child, son, Mark Tymrak (Tami) of Bozeman,
Lawrence E. Uertz (Paula), nephew, of Greensboro, Georgia, his best of
Jim and Nancy Scully of Ft. Myers. He is also survived by
Jessica Tymrak Bos, Kristin Tymrak, Patrick Flemming (Sarah), Pam
(Paul), Pryce Tymrak, Virginia Tymrak (J.P.) and numerous great
are in the care of
Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. No services are planned.
27, 1936 - Mrs. Mary Martha Tyre, 81,
yesterday at her home at 1912 Broadway afater a long illness. Mrs. Tyre
had made her home in Fort Myers for 56 years, coming here in 1881 from
Madison, where she was born. Services will be held at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at the Engelhardt Funeral home with the Rev. C. T. Tew
officiating. Mrs. Tyre is survived by her husband, Avery M. Tyre; three
sons, J. M. Scott, Hugh Langford and Henderson Langford; two brothers,
T. T. Henderson and Pope Henderson of Wilmington, N. C.; three nieces,
Mrs. J. B. parker, Mrs. Grover Gerald and Mrs. Anna M. Mauck; three
nephews, R. A. Henderson, jr., Frank Henderson and James Henderson.
Other relatives are Mrs. J. W. Wilhelm and her son John, of St.
Petersburg. Interment will be in Fort Myers cemetery. Pallearers will
be Grover Gerald, J. E. Fields, James Franklin, Louis Parish, W. W.
Shiver and Judge N. G. Stout.
Myers News-Press, November 15, 2008 - Emma
90, of Fort Myers, passed away
Thursday, November 13, 2008. She was born September 28, 1918 in Telfair
County, GA and has lived most of her life in Fort Myers. She was a
member of Crossroads Baptist Church.Mrs. Tyson is survived by her
daughters: Teen Conway and Bettie Jean Gomez, both of Alva and Marilyn
Mathews and her husband, Bill of Panama Beach; grandchildren: Cathy,
Teena, Tommy, Lisa, Bryan, Shelby, Steven; great grandchildren: Stacy,
Aaron, Kandi, Robert, Sarah, Mary, Emilee, James, Heather, Audrey, Ali,
Krissy, Debra, Beverlie and Alex and one great great grandson,
Gavin.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, November
17, 2008 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to
follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be
received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.Funeral services
are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home,
1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.239-936-0555.