FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 8, 1950 - Charles R. Wade, 82, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 50 years, died yesterday after a long illness. Wade came here from Morehead City, N.C., his birthplace, and was formerly in the wholesale fish business. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Wade; three daughters, Mrs. Della Appleyard of Fort Myers, Mrs. George Durant of White Plains, N.Y., and Mrs. Carlton VandeVort of Bristol, Tenn., and a son, C. R. Wade of Mobile, Ala. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. Richard Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, September 9, 1922-- Paralysis is Cause of Death of Henry K. Wade at Hospital Henry K. Wade, 67 years old of Bonita Springs, died lasat night at the Lee Memorial Hospital. He had been in ill health for the last three months, but his condition was not regarded as serious until two weeks ago, when he suffered an attack of paralysis and was hurried from his home to the hospital here, where he died last night. Mr. Wade was born on April 12, 1855, in the state of Georgia. he later moved to Bonita Springs, wehre he and his wife have been living for some time. Mr. Wade was one of the most progressive farmers in that district.The widow is his sole survivor. The funeral was held at 11:30 o'clock this morning from the home of Mrs. Wade in Bonita Springs. Burial took place there.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Oct. 27, 1934--J.(Joseph) T. Wade, 79-year-old Alva resident, died at midnight last night. He is survived by his wife, and children in Georgia and Mississippi. Mr. and Mrs. Wade have been in charge of the Wade Inn. Funeral services will be in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons. Oct. 28, 1934--Funeral services for Joseph F. Wade, 75-year-old Alva resident who died at his home at midnight Friday, will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Alva Methodist church with the Rev. Carlson officiating. Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula W. Wade of Alva; a son, Hampton Wade of Atlanta, Ga. and one daughter. Active pallbearers are H. H. Tussey, John Boring, R. S. Clay, John English, Dr. P. H. Jones and Edward Tussell. Honorary pallbearers are Davis Tandy, James Fisher, Frank Parkinson, R. F. Walker, Chess Miner and Tom McCurry. Burial will be in the Alva cemetery with L. W. Engelhardt and sons in charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 16, 1950 - Stanley J. Wade, 41, an employee of the C & O Railroad, died at Fort Myers Beach yesterday. He and his wife had been making their home here for the past two months. He was born in Chesterfield County, Va. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Wade of Fort Myers Beach; a son, James S. Wade; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Simmons of Matvaca, Va., and Mrs. Marcia Crews of Fort Myers. The body will be sent to Petersburg, Va., by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 19, 2012 - Charles Vincent Wagener, 79 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Born on November 21, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Anne Wagener. Charlie retired as a Conductor for Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, flying and boating. Charlie was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Susan; children, Charles J. Wagener, Nancy Brown, Anne Bosch, Richard Wagener, Mary Buckley; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Marianne and Kathryn; and many close friends. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
Marie Wagenseil, 81, of Venice, FL, died August 29, 2011. Marie loved life and loved to laugh. She in turn was loved by all who met her. She was an exceptional wife to Bob, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, great-grandmother of 9. Born in Bayside on Long Island, NY, she was the ninth of the ten children of Carl and Lili Berg. In 1953, she married Robert A. Wagenseil (Sr) Bob and Marie lived in Garden City, Long Island until 1966 when they moved to Huntington Bay and raised their family. She and Bob retired to Englewood, FL in 1989. They enjoyed 17 years of that retirement together until Bob's death in 2006.In her professional life, she was a Registered Nurse and remained active in her field throughout while still looking after her husband, four children, and three dogs. She was always there for others and this was especially shown in the care she provided for her parents, in-laws and many neighbors during times of illness. Marie was actively involved in boating activities at the Huntington Yacht Club and Venice Yacht Club. She loved to sew and make cards on her computer for special occasions and events in others lives. Marie was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church Indian Rocks Beach, and more recently of St David's Episcopal Church Englewood. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated 11 am Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 Indian Rocsk Beach, FL 33785
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 11 2003 -- Helen Maddox Waggaman, age 56, of LaBelle, passed away March 9, 2003 in LaBelle. She was born January 14, 1947 in Ft. Myers to William T. Maddox, Sr. and Elizabeth Goode Thompson Maddox. Helen was a lifelong resident of LaBelle. Survivors include her daughter, Katherine 'Liz' Peacock and husband Carl Edward Peacock of LaBelle, brother W.T. 'Bill' Maddox, Jr. of LaBelle, and sister Sara Maddox of LaBelle. A funeral service will be held TONIGHT, Tuesday, March 11, 2003, 8:00 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend Tony Alonzo officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Florida.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, June 23, 1928--E. H. Wagner, 57-year-old fisherman, was found dead yesterday morning in his houseboat near Estero. Death was attributed to a heart attack by physicians who examined the body in company with Sheriff F. B. Tippins and County Judge N. G. Stout. Wagner, neighboring fishermen said, has been suffering with heart disease for some time. The body was being held at the Engelhardt funeral home last night while efforts were being made to locate a sister of the dead man who is believed to be his only relative.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 13, 2010 - Julius (Jay) Albert Wagner 68, went home to be with the Lord 8-31-2010 after a long, hard and courageous battle with cancer. He left in peace with his son and daughter by his side. Preceded in death by his father Julius A. Wagner, mother Holly Coy, and beloved son James Allen Wagner. Survived by his son Jay L. Wagner, daughter Lisa Jodon(Jerry), brothers Harold Wagner, Conrad Wagner, Bobby Wagner, adopted brother Norman Sorkin. Sisters Cindy Barger, Jan Mitchell(Ray), Rosie Bish(Bill), and Edie Eschen(Don). He is also survived by his grandchildren Alisa Jodon, Amanda Huntsbery(James), and Jayson Wagner, and many nieces and nephews. During his final journey he had the love of many friends and his very dear friend Carole O'Connor(Pat) who stood by his side all the way. And so many more friends throughout his life who have touched his heart whether it be through his love of fishing, hunting, or Nascar. Any donations to be made in lieu of The Tamiami Village Veterans or the James Arthur Cancer Center (in Columbus Ohio).
FORT MYERS PRESS, March 9, 1933 - >The body of Mrs. Margaret Wagner, 70, who died late Tuesday night at the Useppa Inn on Useppa sland, was sent from Boca Grande late yseterdday to Dayton, Ohio for burial. Mrs. Wagner and her husband had been regular winter visitors at the inn for 17 years and were among the first to spend the winter at the inn. Mrs. Wagner suffered a heart attackt wo days before her death. Mr. Waner, retired contractor of Chicago, accompanied the body. Arrangements for sending the body were in charge of Lawrence A. powell, Inc.
THE BRADENTON HERALD (Manatee Co., FL), Friday, 4 Mar 1977, Page B2-- Mrs. Loren H Wainwright 84, of 1412 4th St., Palmetto died Wednesday in Manatee Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be form 7-9 p.m. today in Edwards Funeral Home of Palmetto. Service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev. DeWitt Mathews will officiate. Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park. Born in Punta Gorda, Mrs. Wainwright came to Palmetto 17 years ago from New York City. She was a homemaker and member of Palmetto Women’s Club. Mrs. Wainwright was a member of First Baptist Church of Palmetto. Survivors include a brother Carey W. Johnson of Boca Grande; two nephews, Thomas J. Sammon and Iredell W. Sammon, both of Miami; three nieces, Mrs. Lydia Brummer of Sarasota, Mrs. Dellzell Halvin, and Miss Susan Sammon, both of Miami.
THE BRADENTON HERALD (Manatee Co., FL), Tuesday, 16 Jan 1973, Page B2 Microfilm, Smathers library, University of Florida, Gainesville.-- Mr. Walter H. Wainwright, 92 of 1412 4th St. in Palmetto died Monday, 15 January 1973 at a local nursing home. He was born in Worcester County Maryland and came to Palmetto from New York, N.Y. in 1950, He was a retired marine engineer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Loren J. Wainwright, Edwards Funeral Home of Palmetto is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News Press, May 2, 2010 - Douglas L. Waldorf, 90, passed away April 25, 2010. Born April 13, 1920 in Denver, Colorado, he served in World War II as a second lieutenant in the United States Army and was assigned to the war crimes trials in Japan. Following the war, Mr. Waldorf graduated from law school at Denver University and joined the FBI as a Special Agent in its Chicago field office. He relocated to Fort Myers with his wife, Lois, on July 4, 1953 where he practiced law for 36 years until retiring in December 1989. Doug and Lois enjoyed over 60 years of marriage until her passing in January 2009.Mr. Waldorf is survived by his daughter Cheryl McGinnis and her husband Richard of Gainesville and by his son Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr. and his wife Donna of Fort Myers; his sister Carolyn Gustafson and her husband Gus of Denver, Colorado; his grandchildren: Christen Crevasse and her husband Beau, Jennifer McGinnis, Michael McGinnis, Steven Waldorf, Brennan Waldorf and one great-grandson, Hunter Crevasse.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 3, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Myers with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919 or to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.239-936-0555
Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2009 - Lois Johnson Waldorf, 83, of Fort Myers, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009 following an extended illness. She was born April 16, 1925 in Fort Myers and has lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers. Mrs. Waldorf is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Douglas L. Waldorf; her children, Cheryl McGinnis and husband, Richard of Gainesville and Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Fort Myers; her sister, Vivian Kight and her husband, James of Sebring; her grandchildren: Christen Crevasse and her husband, Beau, Jennifer McGinnis, Michael McGinnis, Steven Waldorf and Brennan Waldorf and one great grandson: Hunter Crevasse. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., STE 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919 or to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 7, 2010 - Cecil A. Waldron , born in Fort Myers, FL in 1925 to Charles and Louise Waldron was called home to the Lord on December 5, 2010 at his residence in N. Ft. Myers, FL. Cecil graduated from Fort Myers High School (Class of 1943). He received his B.S. Degree from Florida Southern College and his Masters from Florida State University. He spent his career in the classroom and as an administrator in the Lee County School System, along with a stint at Edison Community College. A day spent without learning something was a day wasted to Cecil. Mr. Waldron was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob and sister Celeste. Cecil enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and flying(which he learned in the Navy). He also enjoyed observing nature, traveling in his motor home and spending time with his family .He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Mary Rinkel Waldron: his son, George Ed Waldron; his daughters, Pat (Mike) Sempsrott, Becky (Pete) Frazee and Esther Waldron; Grandchildren, Kate (Charles) Sempsrott Summerall, Andrew Sempsrott, Sean Frazee and Ben Frazee; A brother, Edmund Waldron. A Celebration of his life will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM at The First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Cecil's memory to the First Presbyterian Church. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is assisting the family
Ft Myers News-Press, 2006-06-08 -- 5/31/41 - 6/03/06 Earnest Willard Waldron, Florida native, age 65, passed awasy on June 3, 2006. Born to one of Punta Gorda's oldest native family Juddie & Hattie (Curry) Waldron which preceded him in death. Earnest started out early in his life by shrimping with his older brothers between Texas and Florida. But that ended with numerous hurricanes and a fire aboard the boat he was on. He then moved to N. Fort Myers in 1970 where he raised his children and became one of Fort Myers first few aluminum installers he stayed in the business for 40 years until his health failed him 2 years ago. He truly was a pioneer in the Aluminum Industry. He is survived by his wife Judith Waldron of 44 years, his daughter Anna and son-in-law Dave Edwards and grandchildren Arlana (his little kiddo) Timothy Stone, David and Joseph (his fishing buddy's) and Rileigh Edwards (his little doctor) all of Lehigh Acres; his distant daughter Mary Bussino and grandchildren Jennifer Graham and Todd Bussino Jr., great-grandchildren Heather Graham of Vermont, his brothers Newton (June) Waldron of N. Fort Myers, Buck (Marge) Waldron of Punta Gorda, Robert Waldron of Sarasota and numerous nieces and nephews. The 3 most important things i his life were his wife and grandchildren and fishing. He will truly be missed. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 10, at 11 AM at Anderson Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres
Tampa Tribune, 9 Mar 2005-- Gladys Waldron, 99, of Arcadia, passed away March 8, 2005. Gladys was born May 12, 1905, in Birmingham, Ala. She came to the Hardee and DeSoto County area in 1916 by ox cart. She was one of the last pioneers of DeSoto County. She is survived by three sons, Thomas H. (Daisy) Waldron of White Springs, Fla., Gerald G. (Joann) Waldron of Wauchula and James Calvin (Lucy) Waldron of Yelm, Wash.; one daughter, Elizabeth Betty (Larry) Cain of Rogersville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Arcadia Church of the Nazarene located at 132 W. Gibson St. in Arcadia. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Arcadia Church of the Nazarene. Robarts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, November 19, 2010 - Louise Pomeroy Waldron was born July 8, 1922 in Salerno, FL Died November 15, 2010 in Sebring FL, Married Edmund E. Waldron June 13, 1940. Louise is survived by her husband Edmund and daughters Eva Louise Wells, Mary Alice Lane. Grandchildren: Margie Wells, Kathi Wells, Kelly Reeves, Susan Mullins, David Wadlington, Robert (BJ) Wadlington (deceased). Great grandchildren: Richard McLoughlin, Samantha McLoughlin, Tricia Wadlington, Amber Nash, Deveree Orgier, Brandi Reeves, Cayla Reeves, Gaige Reeves, Skye and Nikko Wadlington. Louise was proud of being a native of the south and of Florida. Growing up on Pine Island she loved the beaches, the water, and her flowers in her garden. Everyone asked Louise to use her green thumb on their flowers. Shopping with daughters and grand children with her mother was a treat. Family functions with the two daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren were a highlight of any day. Walking was one of her pastimes but no one could stay up with her. Retiring to Pine Island and being a member of the Methodist Church was an important time. Working the rummage sale, the chicken and noodle dinners, and the SHARE program was extremely important to her.A memorial service will be held at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907 on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be given to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034.
Fort Myers News-Press, Februsry 3, 2011 - Michael Austin Waldron, Sr., 53, of Fort Myers, passed away at home on February 1, 2011 surrounded by his family. "Big Mike" as he was lovingly called by family and friends was born in Fort Myers on 4-20-57 to Agnes Padilla-Waldron of Lehigh and to the late Lucius Austin Waldron. He attended Riverdale High School. He was a carpet installer by trade and spent the majority of his adult life in the Fort Myers/Lehigh area. He is survived by his son, Michael A. Waldron, Jr. and his fiance, Jessica Kirkland, his mother Agnes, five grand children, Tyler, Alyssa, Riley, Koby, Casey and nephew Colton, whom he thought of as a grandson, two brothers, L. Jack Waldron, Sr. and Dale B. Waldron, two sisters, Brenda Waldron-Bethune and Bonnie Waldron-Hall, ex-wife/friend, Marilynn Waldron-Fewox, many nieces and nephews, and aunt, Betty Raulerson. Mike loved his family, had a heart of gold and loved country music. He will be missed and remembered by family and friends. Services are being held at Anderson Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres. Please contact Anderson Funeral Home at 239-368-7080 for service date and time.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 6, 1938--Mrs. Henry Grady Waldrop, 47-year-old Lee county resident, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Gooding on the north side of the river. She had been a resident of Lee county for 16 years. She is survived by two sons, W. C. Waldrop, jr., and G. W. Waldrop, and a daughter, Mrs. Gooding, and three brothers, J. D. Wicker, Y. F. Wicker of South Carolina and Albert Wicker of North Carolina, and a sister, Mrs. H. H. Burns of Atlanta, Ga. The body will be shipped over the Atlantic Coast Line at 10:10 o'clock this morning to Newberry, S. C. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, March 5, 1926-- William C. Waldrop, 42, head of the Waldrop realty company, was killed, and Mrs. Waldrop seriously injured, when their car crashed into a mule on Lee county boulevard two and one half miles east of the city liits at 9 o'clock last night. The animal stepped onto the pavement directly in front of the oncoming machine, which struck it and turned over several times. The Waldrops and Lee Cockman, who was riding with them, were pinned underneath the 4,600 pound Lincoln. All of them were knocked unconscious. Neighbors attracted by the smash and passing motorists lifted the car off the bodies of the three and pulled them out. Mr. and Mrs. Waldrop were immediately rushed to the hospital. Major Waldrop, said by witnesses to be living at the time, died on the way to the hospital. Cockman, who was not seriously injured, hysterically refused to go to the hospital. The Waldrops and Cockman are neighbors in Palm Lake Villa, about four miles east of the city limits. Cockman told a graphic story of how the accident happened: The Waldrops decided to come into town to visit Mr.and Mrs. E. H. Evans,and they invited me to go along," he said. "We all sat in the front seat of the Lincoln. We were going about 35 miles an hour, Waldron driving, when I saw the mule on the side of the road and called his attention to it. ";You don't think that mule will jump out on the road, do you?', I asked. "He said no, but just as we came up to it, it ran in front of us. That's all I remember except that it seemed ages before anyone came. I guess I was unconscious." The car, according to Jack Harned, district sales manager of Poincianna, who was on his way back to Fort Myers from Miami when he saw the accident, had turned over onto the pavement on the driving side, the weight crushing Waldrop. All that saved Cockman's life, he said, was the fact that the windshield frame on his side sheltered him. The car itself was badly smashed and the mule was killed outright. G. S. McLaughlin, who runs a dairy farm nearby, was on the scene immediately with Harry Householder and other neighbors. McLaughlin took Waldrop to the hospital,but the real estate man died in his arms while passing through the East End. A Mr. Kirk, connected with the Seaboard, took Mrs. Waldrop to the hospital and Joe Stephens brought Cockman into town. He spent the night at Harold Davis' home. "Waldrop died of a fracture at the base of the skull," said Dr. G. A. Longbrake, who was called to attend. "Mrs. Waldrop is badly bruised and may be injured internally. I can't say yet how serious her condition is." The Waldrops have three children, a girl of 10 and boys of six and nine. The girl and the youngest boy are at home with Mrs. Waldrop's mother. At a late hour last night they had not been notified of the accident. The oldest boy is 70 miles from here in the woods at a hunting camp. Bill Waldrop, as he was generally known, originally came from South Carolina, but had made his home here. He had been in Fort Myers for four years, recently building his home in Palm Lake Villa, his own development. "I feel terrible about it alll," said Cockman last night. "I had only known him for about six months since we hae been neighbors, but I never met a more likeable man in my life. You couldn't meet finer people than the Waldrops."
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 2, 2004 - Annie May Peters Walker, age 87, of LaBelle, passed away Nov. 30, 2004 in LaBelle. She was born Sep. 2, 1917 in Sarasota to William Peters and Arminda Mink Peters. She has lived in the area since 1936 and settled in Corkscrew in 1940. Annie was a member of the LaBelle Church of God. Survivors include her children: Lois Fussell (Lyoid Sr.) and Novell Walker (Mary), both of LaBelle and Shirley Handley (John) of Corkscrew, sister: Sydney Yocke of Sarasota, brothers: Everett Peters of Sarasota, L.J. Peters of Fruitville and Early Peters of Starke, grandchildren Randy, Rhonda, Robbie, Ramona, Wendy, Harlan, Shiela and Becky, Step-grandchildren Ann, Cindy, Lyoid Jr. (Thumper) and Ashley, great-grandchildren Lewis, Chester, Leeann, Maura, Dekota, Darrell, Olivia, Jacob, John, Loran, Leeland, Nikki and Carley, Step-great-grandchildren: Derreck, Kelly, Donnie, Adrian, Phillip, Russell and Kyle and great-great grandchildren: Callie, Tera and Reece and Step-great-great grandchildren: Meghan and Shay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Walker. Funeral services will be Sat., Dec 4, 2004, 2:00 p.m. at the LaBelle Church of God with Rev. Jim O'Bannon officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetary. Visitation will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 28, 2006 -- Clara Mae Walker, age 89, of Ortona, passed away peacefully September 24, 2006 in LaBelle to be with Jesus. She was born Sept. 8, 1917 in Fort Myers to Harlis and Mary (Lee) Tucker. Survivors include her son: Dr. Jimmie (Beverly) Walker of Spartanburg, SC, daughters: Patricia Ann Walker of Ortona and Janet (Bobby) Erwin of Fort Myers, brothers: Earnest Boyd and Harry (Patricia) Boyd of Bonifay, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held Fri. Sept. 29, 2006, 11:00 am at Fort Myers Cemetery with Chaplain Bob Moore officiating. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Walker, age 73, of LaBelle, passed away Dec. 2, 2006 in Fort
Myers.He was born Dec. 20, 1932 to the late Daniel Horace and Dorothy
Ella (Albritton) Walker. He was a Ranch Foreman, employed by Alico for
many years.He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Harvey
Walker.His survivors include his wife, Shirley Lea (Turner) Walker; his
sons, Robert (Denise) Walker of North Carolina, Johnny Norris (Debby)
Walker of Clewiston and Tommy (Regina) Walker of LaBelle; daughters,
Sharon (Johnie) White of LaBelle and Shirley (Jimmy) Coker of Arcadia
and brothers, Guiness (Dorothy) Walker and Edward Walker, both of
Arcadia; a sister, Grace Youmans of Lake Placid; grandchildren, Amanda,
Buddy, Lory, Shanna, Jessica, Chad, Keith, Leanne, Justin and Morgan;
great-grandchildren, Dustin, Cheyenne, Rhett, Payton, Katelyn, and
Haley. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6 until 8 p.m. at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., Graveside was held at Felda Cemetery
with Rev. Jerry Atkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL
33908.All arrangements were under the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral
FORT MYERS PRESS - October 19, 1918 A great number of sympathizing friends met the train today which brought the body of George Walker of Buckingham, who died at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., a few days ago of pneumonia. Company A of the Lee County Guards under command of Lieut. A. N. Wintle furnished the pall bearers and also served as military escort as far as the bridge on its route to the cemetery at Buckingham. All the county pays tribute to this young man, who died while discharging his duty to his country. That he died in action can be said of him as truly as though he had died on the battlefield.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 27, 1933--Funeral services for H(arley). W. Walker, 34, who died in Miami Monday, will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. A military service will be conducted by members of the American Legion. Walker had gone to Miami from this city to seek employment. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Kyle Walker of this city, three brothers and five sisters. They are C. C. Walker of Dade City, B. N. Walker of Atlanta, Sherman Walker of this city, Mrs. Bulah McGuire of Deland, Mrs. Lulu James of Tampa, Mrs. Belle Faden of New York, Mrs. Mendal Steadham of Atlanta and Mrs. M. Whitehead of this city.
Harriet Elizabeth Williams Walker, 88, of Sebring, FL died July 30. Born on May 9, 1922 in Alva, FL, to Joshua and Etoile Williams. Elizabeth was a write, entrepreneur and a tireless advocate of historical preservation. Elizabeth is survived by her sister, Doris Dailey, one son, Litton M. WalkerJr., of Sebring, daughter, Rev. Dr. Ann Walker of Harrisburg, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scotty Walker and son Ted A. Walker of Miami.Services Friday, 2:00 PM, Bible Fellowship Church, Sebring, FL. Inurnment will be at Pinecrest Cemetery, Sebring, FL at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be expressed at: www.morrisfuneralchapel.com.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 22, 1934--Johnny Walker, Jr., age 11 months, died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, 2417 East Park avenue, after an illness of five days. Services will be at 10 o'clock this morning with the Rev. J. J. Musselwhite conducting the rites. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements
Ft Myers News-Press, April 13, 2001 - Kathryn L. Walker, 79, of North Ft Myers, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001. She was a member of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. Surviving is her husband of 59 years, Leon H. Walker, daughters, Virginia W (Ed) Miller of St. Louis, MO, Bonnie K (Lonnie) Bergman of Fort Worth, TX, Carol F (Karl) Simon of Niceville, FL and eight grandchildren. North Ft Myers Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lee Memorial Park.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Feb. 12, 1929--Martha E. Walker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Walker of Alva, who died Saturday night, was buried Sunday at the Buckingham cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of L. W. Engelhardt.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 19, 2010 - Mary Elizabeth Cowan Walker, 92, of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on September 16, 2010 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born May 14, 1918 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, the eldest daughter of the late Elwin and Mamie Shegogue Cowan. She was married for 58 years to the late Walter Watson Walker, Jr. During World War II she worked for the War Department in Washington D.C., MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. Later she studied art and became an accomplished artist, winning awards and recognition for her work. Her interest expanded to entrepreneurship and she opened "Studio Haven" which specialized in Hummel and Norman Rockwell figurines, plates and other collectibles. During the 1980s she and her husband began spending winters in Southwest Florida and eventually became full-time residents in 1991. Mary was an active member of Providence United Methodist Church in Friendly, MD, and later transferred to North Fort Myers United Methodist Church. She was a lifelong member of the Unity Chapter, No. 112, Order of the Eastern Star, Camp Springs, MD. She is survived by her loving family including her son, Walter W. Walker, III and his wife, Judy; two sisters, Viola Moore of El Cajon, CA and Ada Cox of Maryland; nephews and nieces from both the Cowan and Walker families. She was predeceased by her husband Walter W. Walker, Jr and her brother, Edward H. Cowan. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21st at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd. She will be buried beside her husband at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visitwww.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave online thoughts and memories for her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 17, 1932--Services were held yesterday afternoon at the graveside of Nephi Walker, aged 11, whose death followed a short illness. The service in Buckingham cemetery was conducted by the Rev. W. H. Edwards, with Lawrence Powell in charge of the arrangements. The boy was survived by his parents, two brotehrs, Willard and Rufus, and one sister, Effie Walker.
FORT MYERS PRESS, Feb. 11, 1930--The body of Robert L. Walker, who died at his home on Cattage street at 4:30 a.m. yesterday was sent to his old home at Stanton this afternoon, after funeral services had been conducted at the L. W. Engelhardt chapel on Hendry street, under the direction of the Rev. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church. Mr. Walker is survived by a daughter, mrs. B. Reed of Miami.
NewsZapFL, August 22, 2013 - Shirley Lea Walker, of LaBelle, passed away Aug. 14, 2013 in LaBelle. She was born Feb. 23, 1935 in Winter Haven, Fla., to the late Buddy Turner and the late Martha Dulcena (Whidden) Ponder. She was a member of High Haven Baptist Church in Clewiston. Survivors include her sons, Johnny Norris Walker (Debby), Robert Walker (Denise), Tommy Walker (Regina); daughters, Sharon White (Johnie), Shirley Ann Walker; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Walker; and son, Donald Walker. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Felda Cemetery in Felda with Rev. Jerry Atkins and Rev. George Bryant officiating. Interment followed in Felda Cemetery. You may view the online obituary and leave condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Nov. 5,
1929--The body of Dr. William Powell Walker,
69, who died of arteriosclerosis and dilatation of the heart yesterday
was shipped to Atlanta for burial today by Lawrence Powell,
Incorporated, local undertaker. Dr. Walker was born in Atlanta,
Georgia, in 1860. He came to Lee county about nine years ago, and has
resided at Olga for the greater part of that time. He is survived by
his wife, Ida C., and by four children.
December 18, 2002 - Donald R. Wall,
72, Ft. Myers, passed away Monday, December 16, 2002. He was born in
N.Y. He was a Staff Sgt. in the USMC and a veteran of the Korean War.
was a detective with the Monroe County Sheriff's Dept. in Rochester,
following his retirement, moved to Ft. Myers in 1982. He is survived by
loving wife of 50 years, Barbara (Flaherty) Wall; 4 sons, Michael
Wall, Thomas (June) Wall, Raymond Wall, and Daniel (Lisa) Wall and a
Donna (Steve) Madden all of Ft. Myers; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial
will be celebrated on Thursday, December 19, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at
of the Resurrection Catholic Church. A private inurnment will be held
later date at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of
family suggests memorials be directed to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark
Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press, 6 Dec 2006-- Norman E. Wallace, age 78, of Fort Myers, went to be with the Lord on December 1, 2006 at Hospice House in Fort Myers after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born August 23, 1928 in Mulberry, FL and was raised in Ft. White, FL. He is survived by his beloved wife, Merle of 56 years; a daughter Debra (Dennis) Gilkey of Bonita Springs and their children, Jason and Melissa, and great-grandchild, Jarrett; a son Kenneth (Kathryn) Wallace of Fort Myers and their children, Lena and Drew; a brother Jack; 4 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Elmer, Raleigh and Ralph .Norman moved to Jacksonville, FL after graduating from Ft. White High School in 1946 and started working for International Harvester as a clerk in the parts department. After several years he was promoted into truck sales. His biggest accomplishments included handling Ryder Truck Rental account in the late sixties, selling the 3 millionth International Truck produced to Florida Power and Light, and managing with great success the dealerships in Miami and St. Petersburg. After 26 years of service with International, he purchased the International Truck dealership in Fort Myers in 1972. (Wallace International Trucks) He enjoyed working every day until his recent illness. He felt that his loyal employees and customers were his best friends .Norman was admired and respected by all who knew him and he will always be remembered for his warm personality, wit, wisdom, honesty and selflessness. His favorite place to relax was on water in Crystal River, FL. He was a great husband, father and grandfather that enjoyed spending time with his family, which he loved very much. He leaves his family a wonderful legacy to continue, and he will be missed dearly. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 8th, from 3 PM to 7 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Colonial Blvd. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Wesley Memorial Church, 4141 DeLeon St., on Saturday, December 9th at 11 AM. In Lieu of flowers, we kindly request contributions in memory of Norman to the American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale unit #110. Fort Myers, FL 33919. Please designate for pancreatic cancer research or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 for making his last days the most comfortable as possible.
Naples Daily News, October 3,
2012 - Robin
48, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 29th,
2012. Robin was born November 11th, 1963 in
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, April 9, 1929--William J. Wallace, 56 years old, died yesterday at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Arndt, where he and his family have been visiting for a week. They had spent the winter in Miami. His wife and two daughters, Miss Marian and Miss Helen who survive, expect to take the body to their home, Duluth, Minn., within a few days for burial.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, Nov 23 2004 -- Mortimer L. Wallerstein died peacefully at his home in Estero, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 16, following a long illness. All that new and loved him called him "Bud". He was a wonderful, creative and loving man with great humor. Bud was an artist, musician, director of plays, story teller, and magician. Bud was also an avid fisherman and loved the sea. Bud is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anita Doff, immediate family include his twin sons Steven and Martin and daughter Nancy. Bud has 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bud was a veteran of WWII served on the aircraft Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Hospice, 27970 Crown Lake Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135. A "Celebration of Life" will be held Friday at Temple Shalom in Norwalk CT and a private burial service in New Haven, CT Sunday.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 29, 2012 – Frances Gaila "Granny" Wallin, 77, of North Fort Myers passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012. She is survived by her children: Debbie (Bob) Lang, Leon (Cathy) Wallin, Nelda (Billy) Kennedy, Dottie Wallin, Judy (Stan) Wallin and Kathy (Kenny) Barnes; 18 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; her brothers: Lexie (Nina) Hilton, Bob (Evelyn) Hilton and Jr. (Dottie) Hilton; her sisters: Lois Aaron, Jimpsie Doyle and Kellon (Manis) Bates; and her sister-in-law, Sue Hilton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, her brother, Tom Hilton and her sister, May Donaldson. The visitation will be held Sunday, March 4 at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 Fort Myers from 1 pm until the Celebration of Life Service at 2 PM. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Gaila's wishes are for live plants or for memorials to be made to Bayshore Chapel in North Fort Myers. Info. (239) 334-4880.
Fort Myers News-Press, November 12, 1998 - Roy Wallin, 63, of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, November 11, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Gaila; one son, Leon Wallin; five daughters: Debbie Bailey, Nelda Kennedy, Dottie Robinson, Judy Travis and Kathy Harnes; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers: Troy, Bill, Johnny and Cecil Wallin and two sisters: Thelma Palmer and Betty Wallin. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. The family requests donations to Hope Hospice House. Lee Memorial Funeral Home, 334-4880
Fort Myers News-Press April 12, 2009 Dr. Priscilla LaBonville Walling died on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Lee Memorial Hospital following a sudden stroke. She was sixty-three at the age of her death. Priscilla was a brilliant, strong woman with notable achievements in her career and incredible commitment to her church and charitable causes. She is deeply loved and missed by her family and friends.Priscilla was born on November 1, 1945 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Claire and Arthur LaBonville. She was the eldest of four children. The LaBonville family spoke French at home, proud of their French-Canadian heritage. Priscilla was a talented accordion player having been taught by the famous Donati Family of Hooksett, NH, for whom she eventually taught.Priscilla received her B.A. in chemistry from Mount St. Mary's College in Hooksett, New Hampshire in 1967, her M.S. in 1969 and her Ph.D. in 1971 both in inorganic chemistry from University of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan, and her M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management in Illinois in 1998. She was an active member of the Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society.Priscilla conducted the laboratory work for her doctorate at Argonne National Laboratory in Darien, Illinois where she met her husband, Dennis Walling. Dennis and Priscilla married on January 9, 1971. Priscilla worked for Helene Curtis, which later became Unilever Home and Personal Care, beginning in 1984 in the Research and Development division. When she retired in 2004, she was Director of Measurement Science.In 2004, after retiring, Priscilla moved to N. Fort Myers to care for her parents. She was the treasurer of the Council of Catholic Women at St. Therese Parish and was an active volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Fort Myers. She was an avid golfer and tennis player and member of the Heron?s Glen Tennis Association. Throughout her life, she was dedicated to the Catholic Church and to raising money for breast cancer, an illness that she survived in 1993.Priscilla is survived by her husband Dennis Walling of FL; her sons, Matthew Walling and Kenneth Walling of IL; daughter Jennifer Walling of IL; parents Claire and Arthur LaBonville of FL; sister Helene (LaBonville) McIntosh of FL; brothers Arthur LaBonville and wife Carol of FL and Jean LaBonville and wife Sue of NH; Aunts Jeannette (Charest) Bergeron of NH, Cecile (Charest) Lessard and her husband Marcel of NH and FL, Marie (Charest) Vigneault and husband Ed of FL, Pauline (Charest) Wenzel and husband Herb of FL; nieces Lisa LaBonville of NY and Tara Adams of WI; nephews Art Stickney of ME, Corey LaBonville of TX, and Joey LaBonville; sister-in-law Julie Dieterle of WI; and brother-in-law Joseph Walling of WI.Services will take place on Monday, April 13 at 10AM at St. Therese Church in Fort Myers with a reception to follow at noon at the Ball Room in Heron's Glen. Thank you to the Council of Catholic Women at St. Therese Parish and the Heron's Glen Tennis Association for organizing the service and reception.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor, to the American Cancer Society, Lee County Unit, 4575 Via Royale Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 20, 1935--James Selby Wallis, 70, died yesterday morning at his home at 200 Cleveland avenue after an illness of six weeks. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Wallis; a son, Lionel Wallis; a daughter, Miss Jean Wallis and a sister who lives in England. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at St. Luke's Episcopal church with the Rev. F. A. Shore officiating. Pallbearers are asked to meet at 10:30 at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. They are Dr. Henry Needham, Dr. C. M. Joyce, Harry K. Davison, Deane Turner, Thomas Biggar and W. M. Harley. Mr. Wallis was born in London, England. He studied art and became art advisor to a large clientele, including the King of England, until the world war. He was an army volunteer in his younger days and at the outbreak of the war he joined again as lieutenant instructor to recruits. After a nervous breakdown he joined relatives in Florida in 1917. His wife and family followed in 1919. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal church.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 01, 2004-- Phyllis J. Wallis, 81, of Rotonda West, FL passed away November 25, 2004. She was born February 9, 1923 in Jackson, Michigan. Mrs. Wallis served in the Navy during World War II. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all her family and friends. Survivors include her daughters, Sally Lukas of Rotonda West, FL; Barbara (Steve) Brown of Brooklyn Park, MN; son, Robert Wallis of Cape Coral, FL. Memorial services and internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery .
Fort Myers News-Press-July 14, 2008- Gary D. Walsh, 61, of Cape Coral died Saturday July 12, 2008 at his home. He was born in New York in 1946 to Richard & Hilda Walsh. Gary moved to Cape Coral in 1970 from Greenfield, MA. He owned and operated All American Insurance Agency for many years and also worked for Galeana Chrysler. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family fishing and playing cards. He will be remembered as a great handyman. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary, one son Gary D. Walsh, Jr., three daughters Jeanette (Jeff) Phillips, Teresa (Roy) Stabler, and Mary (Michael Schneider) Walsh, three brothers; Richard (Evelyn), Thomas (Daryl) and Michael Walsh, three sisters Jacqueline (Robert) Kulch, Cynthia Bonnett, and Susan Martin, six grandchildren; Cullen, Karrigan, Julionna, Isabella, Emma and Alexandria; sister-in-law Carol D'Auria, brothers- in-law Mario (Michelle) and Mike D'Auria and numerous nieces and nephews.A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM Wednesday July 16, 2008 at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Children's Research HospitalSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral. Online condolences may be viewed and offered at:www.metzfuneralhome.com.
Fort Myers News-Press, 20 Dec 2006-- Claire T. Walter, 95, of Fort Myers, FL passed away December 10, 2006 at Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers. She was born on June 1, 1911 in Littleton, NH and graduated from high school in 1929. After her marriage the family lived in West Burke, VT and then moved back to Littleton where they owned Littleton Gas Co. and later Ken Walter Gas until 1960. She came to Sanibel Island, FL in 1960 soon after Hurricane Donna had passed where they operated the Blue Dolphin Motel. On Sanibel Island she was the owner of "Sanibel-Captiva Real Estate" and was a board member of the San-Cap Chamber of Commerce. Claire was an original board member and vice-president of CROW (Care and Rehabilitation of Wild Life) when it incorporated. CROW was founded by her daughter, Shirley J. Walter. She was a member of the Baha'i Spiritual Assembly, of Lee County.She is survived by sons, Everett and Stephen "Skip", daughter, Shirley, grandchildren, Kevin, Maureen, Elizabeth, Thomas and Lua, great grandchildren, Jonathan, Christopher, Alayne, John and Catherine.She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 1983 after 54 years of marriage and her grandsons, Michael and David.Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in her name be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Ft Myers News-Press, April 27, 2001 - Donald R. "Don" Walters, 58, of Bonita Springs, FL, died Sunday, April 22, 2001 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Springfield, OH, in 1942, the son of Lucien and Myrtle Walters. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended Ohio State University. While living in Springfield he was the sales Manager of WBLY Radio, hosted the popular Auction Man Show and was co-founder of the Shoppers News. He later owned and operated WXUS Radio Station Lafayette, IN. After moving to Southwest Florida he founded Consumer Communications, Inc., an advertising and marketing firm based in Bonita Springs to the present day. He was a member of Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club in Bonita Springs and Heron Creek Golf and Country Club in North Port, FL. He was dearly loved and admired by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Shirlene Walters; seven children, Scott (Amy) Walters of Centerville, OH, Mike (Kathy) Sparrow of Naples, Sam Sparrow of Fort Myers, Michael (Ann Marie) Walters of Hilliard, OH, Meagan (Terry) Sides of Estero, Julie (Mike) Kelly of Lexington, MA and Jeffrey (Kelly) Walters of Naples; two brothers, David (Frankie) Walters of Springfield, OH, Dustin (Vickie) Walster of South Charleston, OH; three sisters, Angela (Larry) Yoakum of Yellow Springs, OH, Amy Aman of Springfield, OH, Phyllis (Roger) Boles, Lebanon, TN; fourteen grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; dear friends and associate Bob and Jeanie Pierce. He was preceded in death by his father Lucien Walters, birth mother, Arizona Senne and brother Doug Senne. Relatives and friends may call at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples on Thursday, April 26, 2001 from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. A funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local American Cancer Society. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
The News-Press on November 21, 2009--Matthew Charles Walters died at his home in Lehigh Acres, FL Tuesday November 17th,2009. A viewing for family and friends will be held at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 SR 82 Fort Myers, FL Saturday November 21, 2009 from 7-9 pm. Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 705 Leeland Heights Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL on Sunday November 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm followed by a procession to Lee Memorial Park. Matthew was born April 11, 1985 in Tulsa Oklahoma. He was the seventh addition to the Walters clan. Dad Darrel Walters, mom Kathy Walters, sisters Diana, Teresa, Amy, and brother Darrel. We were all very excited to welcome him into our family. Our family moved to Florida in 1986 where Matthew continued to grow up. He graduated from Riverdale High School in 2003. He worked for the family business as a heavy equipment operator. However, his brother, all with so many others, would say his true occupation was being the coolest guy in the world. Matthew was known for his huge heart and generosity towards others, but most of all, his great smile. Words could never say enough to describe Matthew. He touched the hearts of so many. He unselfishly lived for his family and friends everyday of his life. He will be truly missed. His personality is one in a million. His memories will be shared, and his legacy for the most loved and cherished will live on forever. Matthew Walters is survived by his parents Darrel and Kathy Walters, sister and brother-in-law Amy and Wayne Elrod, brother Darrel Walters, and nieces and nephews Krystal, Christopher, Austin, Mason, Maegan, and Brianna. Matthew will now be laid to rest with his sisters Dianna Walters, and Teresa Walters-Jarrett, and nephew Brian. Rest quietly sweet Matthew. We will see you soon. Love your family. All arrangements are with Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, (239) 334-4880.
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 19, 1944 -- Mrs. Emily M. Waltman
of 2110 Lee Street and wife of Robert J. Waltman, died yesterday at the
Lee Memorial Hospital. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, John
Waltman; a grandson, John Waltman, Jr.; and a sister, Mrs. Allen Mercer
of Pittsburgh, Pa.Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Thomas
Craigie Smart of the Presbyterian Church, will be held at 3
o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel.
Pallbearers will be Jim Cannon, Robert G. Wilson, Jack Holst, Roger W.
Smith, San Johnston and L. C. Curtright. Interment will be in Fort
Myers Cemetery.Mrs. Waltman had been a resident of Fort Myers for 19
years, coming here with her husband from Denver, Colo., in 1925.
Robert Allen Waltz, Jr., 40, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, friend and coach, raised in Painesville OH & Cape Coral, resided in Lehigh Acres, FL for 10 years, died suddenly and went to be with the Lord on August, 9, 2012. He was born on March 22, 1972 in Painesville, Ohio. He was an avid sports fan who loved baseball, football, racing, and poker. He could always be found speeding on the race track, watching, playing, or coaching a sport; however, the biggest joy of his life was spending time with his wife, kids and family. He had the heart and spirit of a child, took pride in coaching Cape Coral American Little League Baseball and was active in many youth organizations. Bobby was a surgical scrub tech and a salesman in Florida for a large part of his life. He will be greatly missed by all of his fellow co-workers and friends he met along the way. He had so much love to give and was friends with everyone he met. Bobby's presence will leave an imprint on countless souls. He is survived by his loving wife, Jaymie Waltz; sons, Tre Waltz & Morgan Waltz; daughter, Taylor Waltz; stepdaughter, Arianna Browning; parents, Robert and Mary Waltz; brother, Bryan (Meylin) Waltz; grandmother, Margie Leonard; mother-in-law, Patty Abraham; brother-in-law, Michael Deane; uncles, Frank (Chris) Leonard, Ronald (Sharra) Leonard, John Leonard, Shane (Heather) Leonard, Dennis (Shelia) Waltz, Brett (Julie) Eyer; aunts, Donna Phillips, Vicki (Gary) Clark, Patty Moore, Angel (Don) Sandor, Linda (Tom) McAtee, Darlene Waltz, Sandy (Rueben) Kmetz, Debbie (John) Kuhn, Sammy Waltz, Molly Waltz; in addition to many cousins and in-laws who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Dolly Waltz; grandfathers, Willard Leonard and Robert Waltz Sr.; grandmother, Marie Waltz; uncles, Willard Leonard, Jr., and Guy Leonard; and father-in-law, Michael A. Deane. Bobby will be laid to rest with a final tribute, 11am, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL. We will always remember your infectious smile and the way you could light up the room. Rest in peace Bobby.
FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, May 8, 1933--Clinton H(yde) Walworth, eccentric 84-year-old resident, died yesterday afternoon at his residence at 134 Second street. He had been ill but a short itme from heart trouble. Mr. Wallworth had been a winter resident of Florida for 50 sessions when he made his permanent home in Fort Myers 10 years ago. He was of a reticent nature and would not talk of his early life in Milwaukee, although it is believed he was associated with the postoffice there for many years. He is known to have left a substantial fortune. A niece, Mrs. Ralph E. Newton of Milwaukee, is the only known survivor. The body is in charge of Lawrence A. Powell, Inc., and will be sent late this afternoon to Milwaukee. May 9,1933--The body of Clinton Walworth, 84, who died Sunday, was placed aboard a train late yesterday to be sent to Milwaukee, his former home. There were no services here. Lawrence A. Powell was in charge of preparing the body for shipment. Mr. Walworth, who had lived here for 10 years, was the son of Judge Clinton Walworth who was a pioneer lawyer of Wisconsin and who had served many years as police and probate judge in Milwaukee in the midle of the nineteenth century. Clinton Walworth, jr., graduated from Racine college; in Racine, Wis., and for 17 years served in the registered letter department of the Milwaukee postoffice. After becoming interested in Florida, Mr. Walworth acquired several orange groves, finally making his permanent residence in Fort Myers. He had returned to Milwaukee each summer until 1922, when he made Florida his permanent home. He was married in 1914, his wife dying a few years ago. He was a member of the fashionable St. Paul's Episcopal church in Milwaukee.
Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 23, 2005 -- Steven Tyler Wambolt, 19, of Cape Coral died Sunday, February 20, 2005. A life long resident of Cape Coral, he is survived by his father and step mother Kevin S. and Sherri Wambolt of Cape Coral, his mother Julie K. Kilpatrick of Cape Coral, a brother Ryan Wambolt of Cape Coral, three sisters Aimee Wambolt, Halyn Wambolt, Paige Bureau all of Cape Coral, paternal grandmother Mary Wambolt of Ft. Myers, paternal grandparents George and Nancy Starner of Fairfield, Ohio, maternal grandparents Charles and Patricia Kilpatrick of Ft. Myers, maternal great-grandparents John and Dorothy Axberg of Englewood, Florida, maternal great-grandmother Catherine Crase of Ft. Myers and maternal great-grandmother Ruth Childers of N. Ft. Myers. Funeral services will be conducted today Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 6:00 PM at Grace United Methodist Church. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to Teen Challenge, Grace United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Myers News-Press May 4, 2008
Irene C. Warburton, 89, died Friday, May 2,
2008 at Shady Rest Nursing Pavillion. She received her M.S.W. from
Fordam University in N.Y. and practiced social work until her
retirement. She moved to Florida with her husband, W. Kenneth, in 1982
and lived in Cape Coral. She is survived by her 3 children, Kenneth,
Charles, 2 grandchildren, Laura and Michelle of NY, and a daughter,
Irene Warburton-Ennis of 569 Bayside Dr., Ft. Myers. She was a past
president of the Knight's of Columbus and a member of St. Andrew's
parish in Cape Coral.Viewing at Cape Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630
Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, Sunday, May 4, from 1-4 PM.Funeral mass at
St. Andrew's Church on May 5 at 1 PM, followed by interment at Coral
James Michael Ward,
passed away on Nov. 13, 2004, at the home of his beloved daughter,
Nancy, surrounded by dear friends and family. He was born on Nov. 29,
1923, in Jersey City. He served his country in the Marines during World
War II, stationed in the South Pacific. Upon receiving an
honorable discharge, he studied theater at Florida Southern College,
received his bachelor's from Carnegie Mellon and did graduate work at
the University of Colorado. He became a versatile character actor,
featured in more than 100 roles on stage and in movies with James
Arness, Richard Chamberlain, John Denver and Sada Thompson. In 1954, he
joined the staff at ABC-TV and produced the televised hearings led by
Sen. Joseph McCarthy into the alleged Communist influence in the Army.
He went on to teach educational television at the University of
Colorado. His love of theater and real life drama merged when he joined
with an attorney to teach The Courtroom as Theater,instructing lawyers
in basic theater techniques which they could apply to trial situations.
You have to take the same reverence to a trial that a good honest actor
takes to a play, he said. He shared his skills with his daughter Diane,
who was a criminal defense trial lawyer in Miami for 20 years and is
now a circuit court judge. He was a favorite guest star in the
classroom of his daughter Nancy, who teaches elementary school in
Naples, telling animated stories to her captivated students. Throughout
his life he showed a passion for the underdog or dispossessed. While
living in West Virginia, he wrote a poem which became a hit song,
condemning the mining disaster that killed hundreds of people in
Buffalo Creek. We must determine once and for all that people are more
important than coal. This song is a plea that all men turn their minds
from a search for profit toward a quest for the prevention of
preventable disasters. He was an actor, college professor, deputy
sheriff, journalist, drama critic, political campaign manager, TV
director, father, confidante and a dear friend of Bill W. He is
survived by his daughter Diane (Edward) O'Donnell of Miami; daughter
Nancy Titus and grandson Riley of Naples; daughter Leslie (Byron and
Melissa) of Washington; sisterAnn Marie Butenhoff; brother Sean (Flo)
and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother
Patty, sisters Susan and Margaret, and wife Rita. A Memorial Mass to
celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at St.
John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave., North Naples.
Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home assisted the family with
Fort Myers News-Press, Sep
29, 2007 -- Life long resident of Fort Myers will be remembered!
Virginia Houghton Powell Ward was born in
Portsmouth, Virginia, on February 1, 1915, to John Dalrymple Powell and
Virginia Houghton Phillips Powell. Virginia was the oldest of three
children between the two; there was also Cora Legh Powell (Shields),
followed by John Dalrymple Powell, Jr. Shortly after John D. Powell's
birth, their mother, Virginia Houghton Phillips Powell succumbed to
birthing and the dreaded influenza of that time. Virginia Powell, again
the oldest children was five years old at the time. Her grandmother on
her mother's side, cared for the children in the absence of their
Virginia attended Peabody school in Portsmouth, Virginia. A major
occurrence to Virginia, as she would later reminisce was when she, as a
young girl, celebrated what she termed her "debut". This was a time
when adolescent young girls would attend a chaperoned event and give
out her "calling" card, thus allowing young men in the community to
call upon the girls socially. Another great event occurred, at this
time, that would change Virginia's life forever, the depression. John,
her father, an engineer by vacation looked toward Florida for work to
proved for the children. Sometime after their move to Florida, John
Powell met and married Katherine Wilson on December 11, 1930. From this
marriage, Virginia was given three more brothers and sisters; Richmond,
Robert and Kathryn (Kashi). Florida, economically, was no panacea for
economic flourishing at this time. Virginia, in later years would
recall working at a local confectionary business she called "The Sweet
Shop" in downtown Fort Myers. Listening to her remembering the "sweet
shop", even if it wasn't a pursuit of a life long dream for anyone in
the family, as she would say it was a venture "to make ends meet." If
there was anything that remained with her from those days it was her
fondness for the sweeter things in life!
Virginia graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1933. She
subsequently began to work for the Seaboard Railroad Company in Fort
Myers. Interestingly, while employed at Seaboard, the company was under
the leadership of L.R. Powell, her father's older brother. Virginia
would throughout her life, embellish on the warm and gracious nature of
"Uncle Legh." She would remember, as an employee, traveling on the
railway, and when available, she was given a place on the Presidential
coach, which was the last car on the train and reserved usually for
dignitaries and guests of the company. But, more importantly to her,
she cherished the times her Uncle Legh would come and personally check
on her needs. She always thought her Uncle Legh was a true prince.
Virginia's next event, that would change her life forever, was when she
met Charles Wilson Ward, a 1930 graduate of Fort Myers High School.
Henceforth, on September 13, 1939, Wilson and Virginia were bound in
holy matrimony in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Standing for Virginia
was her younger sister, Cora Legh and for Wilson, his older brother
David Elmer (D.E.). The subsequent union provided fruitful as to
offspring. Wilson and Virginia's bond produced five children; Virginia
P. Ward, Charles Wilson Ward Jr., Mary Elizabeth Ward, William L. Ward
and John H. Ward.
Virginia, while attending five children's needs, would also remain an
active participant in local community affairs. She was a lifelong
member of the First United Methodist Church, and a member of the local
chapters for the Elizabeth Benevolent Society, the Colonial Dames and
Daughters of the American Revolution. She played bridge with life long
friends for many years and would refer to it as "Bridge Club" and
collectively, she and Wilson, over the years would gather with their
friends on Saturday's and enjoy each other's camaraderie...they called
it "Supper Club." A memorable event in the history of Fort Myers was
the fact that Virginia was one of the few remaining citizens that
actually met, as a young girl, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edison and Henry
Firestone. It was a celebration of Mr. Edison's 81st birthday that took
place on the Municipal Pier which was located where what now is the
approximate site of the Caloosahatchee River Bridge.
Perhaps, for Virginia, one of the most momentous events of her life was
when Wilson and D.E. purchased cows together. While Wilson was engaged
in the practice of law and became one time Judge of Lee County, that
eventful day would be prelude to forming one, of two, of their powerful
legacies, the other obviously being their children. With both Wilson,
working as an attorney and County Judge, and Virginia, working with her
father in his construction business, their combined incomes allowed
them to raise their children in comfort and also pursue a lifelong
dream of Wilson's. As things turned out, the cattle that D.E. and
Wilson purchased together, had to be moved from the area of Big Island,
that is located just south of where Corkscrew Island is now. Wilson and
Virginia located and purchased a place for the cattle. It was known
then as, and still is, Devil's Garden, Hendry County, Florida. Once the
eventful decision was made, the cattle made the long drive to this new
area, which is what most people know today as J Seven Ranch. The cattle
business ironically would eventfully become the providing source for
Virginia and Wilson's family.
If we were to ask them, Virginia and Wilson, what legacy would they
like to forward because of their time spent on the Earth, it would be
that in their hearts they have given to their children a place and
chance for their children to grow and equal their challenge in life.
Charles Wilson died in 1986 and it has been twenty-on years since he
and Virginia have been in each others company and hopefully it is now
eternal. Their love, on this planet, shall exist in what they both have
left behind for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren,
now and to come.
Fort Myers News-Press,
2004-12-02 - Dean A. Warner, 81,
of Ft. Myers, died November 29, 2004. He was born in San Francisco, CA,
a son of the late Blake and Florence Warner. Dean was a veteran of WWII
serving in the Army Air Force with the 49th Fighter Group he served in
the South Pacific. He moved to California in 1953 and in 1967 he took
over ASM Manufacturing Co., supplying airless spray equipment to the
paint industry. Dean lived part time in the area from 1991 and moved
here full time in 1998, he was a member of Royal Palm Yacht Club,
Harbour Yacht Club, he attended McGregor Baptist Church, he was an avid
boater and fisherman. Mr. Warner is survived by his wife of 20 years
Carolyn S. Warner, his son Dean B. Warner, his daughter Kerry Buehler,
his step-children Debbie (Angel) Gutierrez, Douglas (Katie) Murvihill
of CA, his grandchildren Kara, Kirsten, Brittany, Aaron, Andrew,
Jordyn, Nicole. He was predeceased by his son Todd Warner in 1992. A
memorial funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted at the
Hope Building in the Chapel of McGregor Baptist Church on Saturday Dec.
4, at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends in the chapelfrom 10-11
AM. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice,
9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens
Funeral Home 239-936-0555.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 25, 1948--Jimmy Warren, 66, died at his home on Cleveland Avenue yesterday after a long illness. Born August 22, 1882 at Macon, Ga., he had made his home in Fort Myers for the past 30 years. Surviving are his sister, Mrs. Walter H. Scott, Decator, Ga., and one brother, Thomas N. Warren of Macon. The body was sent last night to Macon for services and interment by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home
Myers News-Press, 1 March 2007--
John E. Warren of Fort Myers died February 26, 2007. He was
92. He was predeceased by his wife, Emily. He is survived by his son,
Andrew Warren of Pennsylvania, his daughter Gloria McIntee of
Hallandale Beach, Florida, three grandchildren, Erin, Kelli Ann and
Adam James and three great-grandchildren. In 1961 he was transferred to
Patrick AFB, Florida as Chief of Department of Defense manned space
flight support planning office to NASA's project mercury and Gemini.
John served 30 years in the Air Force and retired in 1965 and moved to
Fort Myers, Florida. John and his late wife, Emily traveled extensively
visiting Hawaii, Mexico, the Far East, Alaska, Europe, Russia and other
places. They made many cruises to the various islands in the
Caribbean.John was a very distinguished mason and shriner. He was a
charter member of Noah Lodge 357 of N. Fort Myers as well as a Scottish
Rite and York Rite mason of Fort Myers, Florida.In 1967 he became a
charter member of Araba Shrine Temple and in 1968 was appointed to the
position of Captain of the Guard. In 1970 he was elected the recorder
of Araba Temple as well as representative to the Imperial Council and
was continuously re-elected to these positions for 15 years.He was
elected at an Imperial Council Session in Boston as a
representative-emeritus to the Imperial Council. He retired from his
position as recorder and was elected Recorder-Emeritus by virtue of his
long and faithful service to Araba Temple. He served as Treasurer of
Araba Temple from 1985-1993.He served as Editor of the Temple "Palms"
for five years and was serving as 1st Lieutenant Commander of the
Legion of Honor prior to his election as Recorder.In 1970 he served on
the Temple Building Committee during which time the committee was
responsible for the expansion of the Temple which doubled the size of
the Mosque. He was the Commander of Fort Myers Commandery of Knights
Templar and in 1972 was appointed District Deputy Grand Commander,
District 2 of Knights Templar in Florida. From 1974 to 1981 he served
as Representative of the Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Florida
to the Grand Commandery of the District of Columbia. He was a member of
the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. In 1973 was honored
with the York Rite Purple Cross and Ring.He was a member of the Royal
Order of Scotland; a Life Member and Past President of the National
Sojourners, Chapter 503; a Past Commander of the Hero's of 76; a member
of the Royal American Shrine Club; and Honorary member and Past
Secretary of the Fort Myers Cabiri 161 of Past Potentates; and an
active member of the Imperial Council Election Tellers Committee since
1970. He was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 170 and
Honorary member of R.O.J., Court 112, Mexico City.He graduated from the
University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree and graduate
of George Washington University where he received his Master's Degree
in Business Administration.He graduated from the Air Force Institute of
Technology, Air Tactical School, Air Force Command and Staff College
and retired from the Air Force in 1965 with the rank of Colonel.He
served both World War II and the Korean War and he was the recipient of
many military decorations including the Legion of Merit.Prior to his
retirement, he served from 1961 to 1965 with the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration's Man-In-Space programs; specially, projects
Mercury and Gemini and was the Director of the D.O.D. Operational and
Support Planning Office to NASA. In this position he was also
responsible for the preparation and administration of multi-million
dollar budgets for the military support of these specific
projects.Funeral arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens at 1589
Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. A viewing will be held on Friday,
March 2, 2007 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. A Masonic Service at 2:00
PM.Following the service, Interment will be held at the Masonic
Mausoleum at Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Araba Shriners Transportation Fund for Children.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 14, 1938--Sidney J. Warren, 75-year-old sawmill operator died early yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital after suffering from a heart ailment for the past month. Coming to Fort Myers four years ago from Orlando, Mr. Warren lived at 25 Rhode Island avenue and operated a sawmill at Immokalee. He was active in Masonic work and was a member of the Ho-Ho Lumber society. Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Warren, two daughters, Mrs. Cordelia W. Bush and Mrs. J. L. Grady of Tampa; two sons, Sidney J. and Joel A. of Fort Myers, and one brother, R. P. Elrod of Immokalee. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Spooner and Engelhardt chapel with the Rev. E. Rembert Guy officiating. The body will be taken to Orlando for interment.
Caloosa Belle, June 9, 2005-- Wilma Evelyn Warren, age 91, of Branford, passed away June 1, 2005, in Branford. She was born Jan. 8, 1914, in Fort Lauderdale to Harney Altman and Delia Frances Howell Altman.Survivors include her son: Leon H. Warren (Pat) of Port St. Lucie; daughters: Velma E. Carrington (Fred) of Branford and Laura Elizabeth Alford (Dean) of Branford; sister: Hazel Reynolds of New Bern, NC; grandchildren: Jeff Warren, Tammy Ballard, Charlie Warren, Brian Warren, Robert Tyler, Naith Veal, Caroline Hill, Tony Alford and Susan Flick; fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie J. Warren, and sister, Edna Giese. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend John O'Bannon officiating. Interment followed at the Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Akin-Davis funeral Home, LaBelle
Myers News-Press, March 29, 2007-Betty June Warrick,
71, of Cape Coral passed away Monday March 26, 2007 at the Cape Coral
Hospital. Born May 4, 1935 in Liggett, Kentucky to Jim and Sarah Pace.
Betty graduated from the university of Michigan School of Nursing and
was married to James Warrick in 1963. After moving to Cape Coral in
1977, Betty started her own business of caring for the elderly in her
home, which she did until she retired in 2000. After her first husbands
death in 1984, she was blessed to find love again and was married to
Enoch E. Collins from 1987 until his passing in 2005. Betty's warm
smile and generous love will be greatly missed. Betty is survived by
her daughter Marni (Malcolm) Mason of Tallahassee, FL, stepchildren
Michael (Michelle) Collins and Cindy Collins of N. Fort Myers, one
brother Bill Pace of Virginia, three sisters Mary Thomas of Indiana,
Geneva Yates of Illinois, and Norma Bunting of Michigan. Her
grandchildren Joseph, Olivia, Joseph, Courtney, Sarah, and Christian.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday March 30, 2007 at
the Metz Funeral Chapel with Pastor Don Strange officiating. Burial
will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit
one hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 PM. Arrangements by
the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory,
Cape Coral, 542-2134.
Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 26 2006 -- Rev. Vergie Mae O'Bannon Warriner was born March 10, 1909 in Dagonia, MO. She went to be with her Lord on Feb. 23, 2006 in Enterprise, AL. She is survived by her children; Frank (Joyce) Warriner of Pineola, NC, Ralph (Yvonne) Warriner of Lake Worth, Jerry (Sylvia) Warriner of Fort Myers, Wayne (Barbara) Warriner of Fort Myers, Eleanor (David) Piper of Enterprise, AL. She also leaves behind over one hundred grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to cherish her memory. She was predeceased by her husband; Rev. Norman Warriner. Viewing will be held Sunday, February 26, 2006, 6-8 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Fort Myers. The funeral celebration will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, 11 AM at the LaBelle Church of God with Pastor Chuck Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Ft. Denaud Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 22,2009 - Wayne Wilson Warriner, 71, of Fort Myers died after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born on February 16, 1937 to the late Rev. Norman W. and Vergie Mae O'Bannon Warriner in LaBelle, FL. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Warriner.Wayne was a 1955 graduate of Fort Myers High School where he was a captain of the football team and ran track. After graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force. Upon returning to Fort Myers, he married his wife of 48 years Barbara E. Griffin Warriner who survives him. Wayne worked in the automotive repair/tire business and was the owner/operator of Lee Auto Service Center in Lehigh Acres for 21 years.Dad loved to make people laugh and had the unique ability to make everyone feel special. He will be sorely missed by all.Also surviving are his children: Stephanie (Steve) Wiles, Charlton "Chocky" (Agnes) Warriner and Jodi (Michael) Constantine all of Fort Myers. "Poppy" had eight grandchildren whom he adored: Jeremy (Misty), Joshua, Jacob, Andrew, Zachary, Taylor Marie, Natalia and Ronan as well as two great-granddaughters Arlie and Jala.A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday January 24, 2009 at First Assembly of God, corner of Summerlin and Colonial at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Revs. David Yannatone and Chuck Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Missions Dept. of First Assembly of God, Fort Myers or to Hope Hospice in Wayne's memory.
Caloosa Belle, January 20 2005 -- Beverly Suzanne Washburn Norheim passed away peacefully after a long illness on January 10, 2005, in Moorpark, CA. Beverly was born in Ft. Myers, on September 12, 1942, and she grew up in LaBelle. She moved to California in 1963 and retired from Pasadena City College in 2001. Beverly is survived by her husband: Lloyd Norheim; children: Lori (Dwyer) Hockwald of Salt Lake City, UT, Loma (Richard) Quinn of Simi Valley, CA, Ingrid (Ben) Hawthorn of Norway and Neil Norheim of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren: Ingrid, Arthur and Walter; father: Lawrence Washburn Jr. of Ft. Myers; mother: Janet Ben-Kori of Charlotte NC; sisters: Patsy (Allen) Billo of Tampa, Sandra (Eli) Bush of Ft. Myers, Lisa (Jeff) Padgett of Jacksonville, Bunnie (Larry) Gast of Charlotte, NC; brother: Alex Ben-Kori of Denver, CO; many nieces and nephews and her cherished friends Joanne Conn and Scott and Valerie Plimpton of Simi Valley, CA. A memorial service was held January 14 at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, CA.
Caloosa Belle, October 18, 2007 - William Lorenzo Lawrence Washburn, Jr., age 90, of Cape Coral died at his home on Oct. 4, 2007.He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., on Nov. 8, 1916 to Mary Lou Holland and William Lorenzo Washburn and returned to Ft Myers as an infant in 1916. He spent his life in Lee and Hendry counties. He retired from the Lee County Sheriff's Department in 1982.He is preceded in death by his grandmother Annie E. Hall, mother Mary Lou Holland and daughter Beverly Norheim. Surviving family members include daughters, Patsy Billo, Tampa, Sandy Bush, Cape Coral, Lisa (Jeff) Padgett, Bryceville; grandchildren, Rene' Bush, Cape Coral, Sonja (David) Lusk, Brandon, Don Bush, Cape Coral, James Billo (Anne), Tampa, Michael Billo, Tampa, Jason Nef (Luana), Jacksonville, Justin Padgett, Bryceville, Lori Hockwald (Dwyer), Utah, Loma (Richard) Quinn, California., Ingrid (Ben) Haworth, Norway, Niel (Betty) Norheim, California. Mr. Washburn also leaves behind a number of great-grandchildren including, Sonja Rene' and Christen Bush, Jesse, Molly and Shannon Billo, Zachary and Jeri Lyn Lusk, Walter and Trever Quinn, Arthur and Ingrid Hockwald. There will be no service. Donations to Hope Hospice will be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at Hope Hospice of North Ft Myers, especially to his cars caregiver Theila Rowe and nurses Pam Daya and Cindy Racz.
Fort Myers Tropical News, September. 16, 1930 - Funeral services for William R. Washburn, pioneer Fort Myers merchant and grove owner, were held yesterday at 4 pm in the Baptist church, the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. Effie Winkler Henderson, Mrs. James Kellum, R. P. Ransom and E. T. Pepper sang several of Mr. Washburn's favorite hymns. Mrs. Henderson also sang a solo. Burial was at the Fort Myers cemetery with L. W. Engelhardt & Sons in charge of arrangements. Ball bearers were L. C. Stewart, W. W. Stone, Tom Evans, Ewald Stulpner, L. M. Stroup and Fraenk Kellow. Ceremonies at the cemetery were in charge of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Washburn had been a resident of Fort Myers for 42 years, coming here from Illinois. He was the founder of the Fort Myers Jewelry company.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 13, 2011 - Kurt Wassermann, 90, of Cape Coral died Sunday September 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth of Cape Coral, three children Arthur Wassermann ( Debbie) of NC, Linda Stanford of FL, and Helene Bloodworth of FL, Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday September 13, 2011 at Coral Ridge Cemetery with Rabbi Buchen officiating. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to share a condolence with the family.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 10, 2009 - Grace Gibbs Waters, age 83, of Fort Myers died on July 7, 2009 at HealthPark Medical Center. She was born in Fort Myers on January 2, 1926. Grace graduated from Fort Myers High in 1945 followed by a career in ladies wear. She and her husband owned the Hawaiian Shop on St. Armands Key and were supporters of the Shriners Hospital in Sarasota. She returned to Fort Myers in 1996 and participated in activities of the Class of 45.She was preceded in death by her parents Ida (Holt) and Frank Gibbs, and her husband, James Allen Waters of Sarasota. Her survivors include her son, James William Finger, Jr. of Fort Myers, her grand daughter, Melinda (Finger) Burriss, 2 great grand children, Mattison and Mason, and sisters-in-law Connie Walker and Lil Hamilton.A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 10, 2011 - Nina "Peggy" Margaret Waters, 61, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011. She was born on October 10, 1949 in Charleston, South Carolina and lived in suburban Maryland until 1988 when she moved to Cape Coral, Fl. Peggy's passions were Family, Friends, Politics and Disney World. As a coach's wife, Peggy was lovingly referred to as "Coach Mom" by the Basketball and Golf Teams at Carroll High School, Washington D.C., McNamara High School, Forestville, MD and Mariner High School, Cape Coral. Peggy retired from Beall's as a Customer Service Representative. She had the distinction of meeting three United States Presidents and was a Delegate to the 2010 Florida Democratic Convention. Peggy also worked for the Lee County Election Office and the 1990 U.S. Census Bureau. Peggy is survived by her loving family including her husband of 41 years, Martin Waters; daughter, Dana Waters; her son-in-law, Corey Waite; father, James A. Schofield; brothers, James M. Schofield and Timothy Schofield. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Nina Schofield and brother, Jimmy Schofield. Peggy's family wishes to thank the numerous doctors, their staffs and her "Dream Team" along with the countless friends in living her life to its fullest during her 22 year battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Breast Cancer. "It's not important what you get, It's important what you give" Sarah Nina Schofield .Donations in her memory may be made in lieu of gifts or flowers to: Emily's List, www.emilyslist.org/action/contribute ; NARAL, www.naral.org ; PBS Foundation, www.pbs.org/donate .Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in her life and to leave online thoughts and memories for her family. "Tomorrow isn't promised to anyone, so be grateful for every good day." ~Peg
Myers News-Press, December 17, 2000 - Joshua
Brian Watford, 24, Ft. Myers, died
Friday, December 15, 2000 in Ft. Myers. Brian was born April 8, 1976,
the son of Sue Ellen Cater (FMHS 67) and Raymond E. Watford, Jr. He has
been a resident of the Ft. Myers area since 1985 coming from Denver,
CO. He graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1994, was a former
member of City of Ft. Myers Police Dept. Explorers, a member of City of
Ft. Myers Police Auxiliary, and was manager of Ricochet's Night Club in
Ft. Myers. He is survived by his mother, Sue Ellen Watford, Ft. Myers,
father and step-mother, Raymond E. Jr. (Dianna) Watford, Mabelton, GA,
sister, Katlyn Rae Watford, Mabelton, GA, maternal grandmother, Elsie
Cater, Ft. Myers, paternal grandfather, Raymond E. Watford, Sr.,
Huntsville, AL, uncles and aunts; Richard (Linda) Cater, Anniston, AL,
Don (Joy) Cater, Ft. Myers, LouAnn (Bill) Campbell, Marrietta, GA, and
cousins; Amy, Beth, Emily, and Chip Campbell, Chad and Dennis Cater.
Family will receive friends TODAY, from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from
12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be Monday,
December 18, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel, with
Rev. Robert DeKlavon officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens
Cemetery, Ft. Myers. Arrangements by Harvey- Engelhardt-Metz Funeral
Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. 936- 2177.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 19, 1963 - Wilbur Carlton Watkins, 81, a resident of Alva for the past 50 years, died Sunday morning. He was a Spanish American war veteran. Surviving are his wife, Flora E. Watkins, Alva; son, John C. Watkins, Alva; daughters, Mrs. Juliette Speeringer, Gainesville, Mrs. Mary Ann Parish, Burnt Hill, N.Y., Mrs. Jean DeSimone, Tallahassee, sisters, Mrs. Agnes Croft and Miss Percy Watkins, both of Portland, Oregon, 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service will be tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Alva Cemetery with Rev. Donald Rock officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 12, 1936-William "Bill" Watkins, 63-year-old fisherman, was killed shortly after midnight this morning between Punta Rassa and Iona when his Studebaker car turned over on McGregor boulevard and crushed the life out of his body. Watkins left Punta Rassa for Fort Myers at midnight and his friends when notified of the tragedy said that he must have been confused by heavy fog or had skidded on the wet highway. The overturned car was discovered by Roscoe McLane of Sanibel and he reported the accident to Sheriff Ben King. Other cars passing on the highway stopped but when the passengers rolled the car off of Watkins' body he was dead. Watkins is survived by his wife and a number of stepchildren, including John, Earl, Marvin and Luther Wiggins, and Mrs. Elmer Sweet. Watkins' body was brought to town by an Engelhardt ambulance and the car was hauled in by the Pete Ware wrecker service.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 17, 1936--Clint L. Watson, 63, died yesterday at his home on Franklin street after a long illness. He is survived by a brother, Clay Watson of French Gulch, Cal. Mr. Watson had made his home in Fort Myers for the past 15 years. Funeral services will be announced later.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 2008 - Frankie Louise (Green) Watson, 91, died in Astoria, Oregon December 22, 2007. Mrs. Watson was born in Fort Myers April 20, 1916. She lived in Florida for 89 years and Oregon for the last two years of her life. She was the daughter of Lee County pioneers Annie Leathlean Green and Frank Marion Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Watson, a son, Ray s. Birdsong and five brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Watson is survived by two sons, Terry E. (Karen) Watson of Astoria, Oregon, Jack C. "Kippy" (Lisa) Watson of Big Pine Key, four grandsons, Scott (Paula) Birdsong of Loxahatchee, FL, Vincent Birdsong and Christopher Watson of Tallahassee, FL and Erin (Jean Marie) Watson of Palm Harbour, FL, a daughter-in-law, Veronica Birdsong of Loxahatchee Groves, FL and a sister, Joan Johnson of Astoria, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. "We laughed with her, we learned from her, we loved her and she loved us back."
Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 2013 - George King Watson, 87, passed away at home on July 31,2013. He was born and raised in Ft. Myers Florida. He was a Building Contractor for over 40 years and was a hard working man. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth Watson. Sons and Daughter-in -laws, Bob and Virginia Watson of Webster, FL. Dennis and Louise Watson of Wrightsville, GA. Daughters and Sons-in laws Becky and Dennis Barry, Diane and Al Scobee, and Barbara and Todd Meiers, all of Maryville, TN. 23 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Logan's Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Doug Armstrong officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, www.holstonhome.org. Services by Dogwood Cremation, LLC. 5311 W. Emory Rd. Powell, TN. 37849.
Fort Myers News-Press, June 21, 1998 - Leona C. (Scott) Thornton Moore Watson was born in Fort Myers on August 24, 1926. She left this life on June 19, 1998. A native of Lee County and a ten-generation Floridian. Member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County. She was of the Baptist faith. Former owner and operator of J.V.'s Barbeque in North Fort Myers. She was preceded in death by her parents, James H. Scott and Ruth Curry Scott Williams. Also her husbands, Stuart H. Thornton, Nov. 27, 1991; J.V. Moore, Jr., Jan. 8, 1971; sister, Betty Jean Bass, Mar. 12, 1993. Survivors include her children, Carmeletta "Cookie" Anderson (Paul) of Sylvania, Ga., Randall C. "Randy" Moore (Penny) of North Fort Myers, Harry Stuart "Butch" Thornton (Camille) of North Fort Myers, J.V. "John" Moore III (Kathy) of Sylvania, Ga. Other survivors include her sisters, Kathleen Mason (W.H.) and Patricia Harrell of North Fort Myers; and a brother, Paul J. Scott (Virginia) of Fort Myers. She had eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and many lo ved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services will be private.FMHS 1945
Myers News-Press, November
12, 2013 - Mary Elizabeth
November 10, 2013. She was born and raised in
The News-Press, March 22, 2007 - Sally L. Watson, 75, of Alva, FL died on March 20, 2007 at Fort Myers, Florida. She was a native of Williamsport, PA and came to FL in 1947. Sally was a dedicated and loved Lee County School Bus driver for well over 30 years. She is survived by her three children, daughter June W. Elkins, sons R. Michael Watson, and R. Wayne Watson, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brothers, George Lunger Jr., John Lunger, sisters, Betty Drawdy, Alice Hershbuger, Phyllis Higginbotham, Nancy McDonald. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 23rd at 1 PM at Alva Cemetery. Family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 PM in the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. 239-694-4121.
Myers News-Press, May 4,
2003 - Thelma Chandler (Pearce) Watson went to work
the gardens of the Lord on May 2, 2003. A native of Ft. Myers, she was
August 8, 1922 to pioneers, Walter (W.G.) and Mellie Pearce of the
Ranch and East Ft. Myers. She was a 1942 graduate of Ft. Myers High
attended Stetson University where she met the Love of her life, Frank
Watson, Jr. They were married in 1943 in Ft. Fanin, Tyler, Texas. Only
War II separated them for the next 60 years. She spent many years as
school teacher at First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers and as head usher
McGregor Baptist. She taught children to garden and to cherish the
Calusa Nature Center and was a member of the Periwinkle Garden Club.
known far and wide for her large bountiful garden, her messes of fresh
her gourmet cooking and her love for the Lord. Welcoming her in heaven
parents, Walter and Mellie Pearce, her brother, Gwynn Pearce, her
Pearce; and her son, Walter Watson. Left to cherish her love are her
husband of 60 years, Frank B. Watson, (retired city attorney of both
Island and the City of Ft. Myers); her daughters; Martha Scott (Jim)
Fricke (Carl); her grandson Jimmy (her Jimbo), her brother, Henry
(Jewel) and his children; Ginny (Vern), Clint (Gail), Buddy and their
her great nephew, Monty Pearce; her brother-in-law David Watson and his
David and Bill; her sister-in-law Sara Smith (Bill); her sister-in-love
Dorsey and her children; and her many friends. The family wishes to
people whose love and care helped Thelma in her last months: Denise
(Altera Clare-Bridge, Cape Coral), Dr. Pierre Leger, Miss Peggy Gray
especially Mrs. Veronica Johnson of Tender Loving Care, whose love,
and good home cookin' made Thelma's last year one of great happiness.
dearly loved flowers and the family would welcome contributions to
Loving Care, 671 Bell Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. A memorial service
held Tuesday, May 6, at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd.,
with the Rev. John Davis. Visitation 12 noon to 1:00 PM, service 1:00
News-Press, September 26, 2012 - Travis
Robert Watt, 22, a lifetime Lee
County, Florida resident, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 23, 2012
Coral. He was born in Cape Coral on March 31, 1990. Travis was an
of the Top Gun Cheerleading Squad out of Naples. He loved life and had
hopes and dreams. Travis also loved to sing. He would spend hours in
singing away. He will be deeply missed. Travis is survived by his
mother, Becky Watt of Cape Coral; one brother, Timothy Meyer of Ft.
sisters, Tonia Young and her husband Matthew of Longwood, FL, Julianne
her husband Dan of Arvado, CO, Jennifer Erixon and her husband Rich of
CO, Kimberly Foresyth and her husband Ian of Cape Coral and Travis'
Cheyanne Watt also of Cape Coral; his maternal grandfather, Elwin
Ft. Myers; his paternal grandmother, Florence Watt of Chicago, IL; his
Barry Merrill and his wife Ramona of Tampa, FL; as well as many nieces,
and cousins. Travis was preceded in death by his father, John Watt in
his maternal grandmother, Catheryne Merrill in 2010 as well as his
grandfather, John Robert Watt, Jr. in 1995. Memorial services will be
11:00AM Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110
Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Pastor Lee Carnahan
contributions are suggested to the Goodwill Life Academy, 3365
Seminole Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33916. Friends
are invited to
send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at
Foert Myers News-Press, Saturday, July 22, 1999 - Grace Mildred Waugh quietly passed away Thursday morning, July 20, at Hospice House, she was 95. Born in Fort Myers on May 17, 1904 to Lavenia (Vennie) and Charlton T. Tooke. Mildred, as she was known by to her many friends was the granddaughter of one of Fort Myers first settlers, Manual Gonzalez. Mildred retired from the Lee County Tax Collector's Office in 1968. She volunteered countless hours to numerous charitable organizations and was most proud of her service to First United Methodist Church Alter Guild, Southwest Florida Historical Society, Pioneer Club, and Lee Memorial's Women's Auxiliary (Pink Lady). Mildred was preceded in death by her parents Charlton T. and Lavenia Tooke, brothers Seth (Violet) Tooke, Barney (Olive) Tooke, Charlton (Irene) Tooke, Jr., Jimmy (Floy) Tooke, and J.J. Tooke. Sisters, Evelyn (J.C.) McDevitt, Carabelle (Jack) Rice. Mildred is survived by sister, Adelyn Tooke, son and daughter-in-law, Charles S. and Jean K. Waugh, grandson and his family Steven L. and JoAnn, great-granddaughter, Casey L. Waugh, granddaughter and her family Jan E. and David A. great-granddaughter, Brittany L. and great-grandson Forrest W. Campbell. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at St. Michael Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, at 3995 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mildred's memory to the St. Michael Foundation, 3995 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-10-23 - Barbara Jean Way, age 78, of Punta Gorda, passed away October 21, 2004 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Jan. 18, 1926 in Lansing, MI. She had recently moved to Lehigh due to storm damage from hurricane Charley to her home in Punta Gorda, where she had lived for one year. She was a former, longtime resident of Lee County. Survivors include her children: Judy Janssen (Lamoine), Mission Hills, SD, Ricky Way (Rosemary), Punta Gorda, Dawn Mason (David), Alva and Connie Sempf (Billy), Hastings, MI, and daughter-in-law Liz Way, Bellevue, MI, fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Monday, October 25, 2004 3:00 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Ft. Myers with Pastor Kenny Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Alva Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Ft. Myers.
Jerauld DaPron Way, fishing charter captain and long-time resident of Sanibel Island, died on Sunday morning, February 20th, 2011 from complications due to lung cancer. He was 73. Mr. Way was born and raised in Virginia, Minnesota in 1938 to William and Muriel Way. Jerry moved with his family to Sanibel island in the early 1950s, where he has lived ever since. Jerry worked as a fishing charter captain on the islands, operating out of Captiva's Tween Waters Marina for more than 40 years. Jerry also served as a paratrooper with the 501st chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. army. Jerry was the oldest active fishing guide on Sanibel and Captiva, and was much-respected and celebrated for his love and knowledge of fishing on the islands. Jerry was an avid sportsman and hunter who dearly loved the forests of his native Minnesota where he enjoyed hunting pheasant, grouse and quail. Jerry also enjoyed woodworking, metalworking, crafting batches of his much-loved salsa, and collecting and restoring antiques. Jerry was a huge University of Florida Gators fan, and loved watching U.F. football and basketball. Jerry loved the arts as well, and enjoyed history, classic american movies, Buddy Holly & opera. Jerry is survived by and will be forever remembered by the following: his son Christopher Andres Way of New York, NY; his daughter Melissa Way Cooper of North Fort Myers, FL (both children of Jerry and Yleana Way); his daughter Debbie Cranford of Fort Myers, FL (daughter of Jerry and Linda Horne); his brother Chadwick Coates Way of Cincinnati, OH; his sister Victoria Reich of Inverness, FL; his wife Yleana Rosado Way of Sanibel, FL; and the following grandchildren: Sophia Cooper, Isabel Cooper, Georg Koszulinski, Chelsea Cranford, Courtney Cranford, Larry Casey, Bradley Blaufuss, Tyler Noon, and great-grandchild Anna Reneé Koszulinski, as well as numerous extended family and friends. Jerry was predeceased by his mother Muriel Schultz Way, father William Adelbert Way, and daughter Stacey Noon.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Dec. 24, 1926--J. F.(Fred) Weatherford, a life long resident of Fort Myers died yesterday at Lee memorial hospital, following a short illness. Mr. Weatherford was a son of one of Lee county's pioneers who came to the then little village in the '60's. At the time of his death mr. Weatherford was conducting a successful community grocery on Alicia street. He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Estelle Weatherford, two brothers, Walter Weatherford of Fort Myers and J. L. Weatherford of Miami; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Fraser of New Port Richey and Mrs. L. L. Wadford of Largo, Fla.
Ft. Myers, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1962 - Funeral services for Walter Weatherford will be held today at 2 pm at leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Craigie Smart and Rev. A. P. Minshew officiating. Pallbearers will be: Tom Burdett, Howard Rogers, Vernon Maxey, Russell Williams, Barney DeLoach, and Harry R. Shadderck. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lewis Stewart, G. B. Page, Flanders Thompson, Dr. Ernest Bostelman, Virgil Harris, and Tom Fink. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan.
20, 1955 - Edna M. Weaver, 70, a resident
of North Fort Myers for the past 30 years, died yesterday. Surviving
are her husand, Scott Weaver Sr., a son, Scott Weaver Jr., two
brothers, Daniel Eikenberry, Columbus, Ohio, and Loren Eikenberry,
Greenfield, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs. Roxie Woody, Russiaville, Ind.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 25, 1938--Funeral services for George Webber, sr., 64-year-old retired department store buyer, will be held at 5 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. William Graham Kennedy officiating. The body will be taken to Webber's former home in Chicago, Ill., for burial at the Mont Rose cemetery. Mr. Webber died yesterday at his home on Fowler street after a short illness. He had lived here for 12 years and had a wide circle of friends. He is survived by a son, George Webber, jr., of New Jersey. Employed by Carson, Pirie & Scott of Chicago. Mr. Webber was the first American buyer to enter Germany after the world war.
The Trenton Times, May 18-19, 2012 - Franz Weber Jr., 80, of Homestead at Mansfield died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Mr. Weber is survived by his wife, Janeth L. Weber. Funeral services will be held privately in Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral , FL. Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com
Ft Myers News-Press, 2004-08-28 -- Nicole June Webster, 22, of Cape Coral, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 in Ft. Myers, Florida. She was born August 31, 1981 in Buffalo, Oklahoma. She attended Edison Community College working towards her Law degree. She was evolved in the Guardian Ad Litum for Children. Nicole will be joining her grandfather, Earl Webster and dear friend Christina Wilson. She is survived by her mother, Teresa June Webster; father, Earl and his wife Karen Webster; brothers, Cody Webster of Cape Coral, Earl III, Jonathan, Jordan Joshua, and little sister, Kaleigh are from Protection, KS. She will leave behind her precious dog, Kismet. Nicole will be missed and loved by all who may have known her. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 6:00 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd., and Ft. Myers. Family will receive friends from 3-6 PM at the Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 22, 2006 - Rebecca
Betty Wecker, 91, of Fort
Myers, FL passed away December 18, 2006. Rebecca was born August 23,
Russia, a daughter of the late Morris and Lillian Meyerwoitz Gass. She
retired from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Mrs. Wecker was a life
Hadassah and the Pioneer Women's Association. She was a former member
Order of Eastern Star. Rebecca had resided here since 1976 coming from
Spring, MD. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Samuel
her loving children, Marlene W. (Tony) Barney and Debra E. (Tom)
was the loving grandmother of Greg, Seth, Jeff and Luann. Private
services and burial were held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
wishing may direct memorials to Hope Hospice of Lee County, National
Alzheimer's Association or to Encore Senior Village of Fort Myers.
Fort Myers News-Press,Dec 19, 2004-- Millard "Skip" Filmore Weddel, 84, a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1960 passed away Friday December 17, 2004 after battling a brief illness. Skip was born in Redondo Beach, California. He moved to Ft. Myers in 1960 from Indianapolis, IN. Skip was a veteran of WWII, Korean War-Navy Department and the merchant Marines. Retired from the Post Office after 20 years, he coached football for the Ft. Myers City League & Pop Warner League. Skip was also co-owner of Rosie's Kitchen and an avid sailor. He is survived by his wife Helen (Flint) Weddel of 31 years; his mother-in-law, Ida May Flint, his daughter; Sherry (Tim) Hurley, sons, Michael (Eileen) Weddel, Robert Weddel, Gerald (Maggie) Mount, Brian (Rosie) Mount, step-daughter, Mary Breeyear, and his sister, Thelma Freeart of Denver, CO; six grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, Joel, Dillian, Shawn and Elizabeth, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Candice Weddel. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82.
Caloosa Belle, Feb 6 2005-- Harriet Dorothy Burns Weeks, 88, of Moore Haven, passed away at Grace Health Care of Clewiston on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2005. The only child of Harry and Regina Burns, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she had resided in Moore Haven since 1942. She was a graduate of both Salisbury State Teacher's College in Salisbury Maryland, and Florida Southern College, in Lakeland. For many years, she was an elementary school teacher in Hendry County, Glades County, and Polk Elementary in Lake Wales. After her retirement, she enjoyed growing roses, tending to her yard, and raising Persian cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger M. Weeks and son Rodney K. Weeks. She is survived by one daughter, Robin Weeks. It was her wish to be cremated. Donations may be made to her church, First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven.
THE COLLIER COUNTY NEWS, April 24, 1924--The body of John Weeks, who died Monday, at the home of his son-in-law, Sam williams, in East Fort Myers, was taken to Naples yesterday for burial. Mr. Weeks was 72 years of age. He leaves a widow and several children. His home was in Naples, but he and his wife had been living with Sam Williams of East Fort Myers since the death of their daughter, Mrs. Sam Williams, several years ago.
Caloosa Belle, 27 Sep 2005-- Robin Weeks, age 57 of Lakeport passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. Robin was born December 8, 1947 at Moore Haven to the late Roger Martin and Harriet "Burns" Weeks.Ms. Weeks graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Business. She was within weeks of receiving her Master's Degree from the University of North Dakota when her father passed away. She returned home to work in the family business and in 1996 established the Weeks Cattle Company with her mother Harriet B. Weeks producing some of the states finest Brangus cattle.Robin was preceded in death by her father, Roger M. Weeks, mother Harriet B. Weeks and brother Rodney Weeks all of Moore Haven.Robin's many acquaintances shall truly miss the remarkable woman. Cremation arrangements with burial at Ortona Cemetery under the direction of the Akin Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston Chapel.
The News-Press, 1/10/2009--Stanley Weeks, 97, of Fort Myers died Wednesday January 7, 2009. Formerly of Purchase, New York he had resided here for the past 36 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #367 F&AM of Cape Coral. Stanley is survived by his son, Stanley H. Weeks, 2 sisters, Hazel Taversano, Marge Pugliano, 2 grandchildren, Scott Weeks, Todd (Angela) Weeks, and 2 great grandchildren, Matthew and Marc Weeks. Funeral services will be held Monday January 12, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-11-07 - William B. "Buck" Weeks, Sr., of Ft. Myers, passed away October 26, 2004. He was born Sept. 26, 1936 in Estero and was employed by Krehling Industries as employment sales/job coordinator. William & Rose were married for 48 yrs, they had known each other for a lifetime. He loved his dogs, Karl, Rosie, Sherry and Birdie and they miss him alot. He loved his grandson Antonio and was proud of his Tae-Kwon-Do achievement. We love him very much & will miss him till we see him again. We all love you. He was a great husband, Daddy & grandfather. William is survived by his wife Rose D., son William B. Weeks Jr. (Bill), daughter Pamela R. Weeks (Pamie) grandson Antonio Joseph Weeks, best friends Robert Horne of Estero, Dr. & Mrs. Dana & Julia Killam of N. Ft. Myers.
The News-Press, 8/3/2008-- James Wegman, 73, of Cape Coral, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born June 27, 1935 to his parents, Oliver and Eleanor (nee; Tahsler) Wegman in Columbus, Ohio. Serving honorably in U.S. Navy and serving 30 years with Ford Motor Company as a supervisor, James retired to Cape Coral in 1980 from Lakewood, OH. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ann Wegman; children, James (Mercedes) Wegman, John (Patricia) Wegman, Leanor (John) Sciullo, Diane (Joseph) Giardina, and David Wegman; brother, George (JoAnne) Wegman; 11 grandchildren, Jeff, Candace, Crystal, Christy, Danielle, John, Angela, John, Julia, Vincent, and Joey; 1 great grandchild Jasmine. Graveside Serivce will be conducted on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 State Road 82, Lehigh Acres. Fuller - Cape Coral Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements, 542-3161.
Stanley C. Wegscheid, age 81, of LaBelle, passed away June 28, 2012 in LaBelle. He was born May 25, 1931 in Waverly, MN, to the late Edmund F. and the late Anna (Vorderbruggen) Wegscheid. He served in the Army from Nov 1950 to Nov 1953. He was an active member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, VFW Post 10100, LaBelle Moose Lodge, and American Legion Post 130. He was a past member of the 20th Judicial Nominating Commission, SW Florida Regional Planning Council, Port LaBelle Community Development District, Board of Directors 1st Federal Savings & Loan, Vice Chairman Swamp Cabbage Festival, LaBelle Lions Club Past President, Kiwanis, Hendry Co Volunteer Emergency Responder in the 60's, LaBelle City Commissioner, Chairman City of LaBelle Variance Board and Swamp Cabbage Festival Grand Marshall. Survivors include his wife: Patricia (Jones) Wegscheid, one son: Scott (Susan) Wegscheid and one daughter: Wendy (Wesley) O'Ferrell, five brothers: Harlan (Joann) Wegscheid, Virgil (Virginia) Wegscheid, Edmund( Betty) Wegscheid, Marcel (Ella) Wegscheid, Darril (Mary) Wegscheid and three sisters: Cordelia Lewandoski, Sharon Dominik (Dennis Williams), Kaleene (Thomas) Willard. Step sons, Jesse (Leslie) Hamric and Joey (Stephanie) Schafer; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:00 am at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz officiating. Interment was in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 26
Nell Colcord Weidenbach, 87, of Port Charlotte
passed away January 21, 2005 at Tampa General Hospital. She was born
August 31, 1917 in Ft. Myers, FL where her family has lived since 1900.
She was an alumni of the University of Florida with additional studies
at Florida State College for Women and University of Miami. She was an
elementary teacher in the public schools of Boca Grande, Ft. Myers and
Miami. She was a freelance writer and member of the National League of
American Pen Women, with numerous magazine publications plus several
books; she was also a Florida historian. Nell is survived by her sons;
Ronald (Estralita) and Michael of Hawaii, 3 grandchildren Joseph,
Mariah, Mikia, sister Alberta (Clarence) Barnes of Ft. Myers and her
cousins Thomas and Esther Colcord also of Ft. Myers. Nell was preceded
in death by her husband of 57 years Joseph. A memorial service will be
held on Friday January 28, 2005 at 10:30 AM at Kays-Ponger Funeral
Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL. Interment in private. In
lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Lutheran
Church of the Cross music department, 2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte,
FL 33980, Charlotte County Habit for Humanity, PO Box 496088, Port
Charlotte, FL 33949 or The Salvation Army, PO Box 495126, Port
Charlotte, FL 33949. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Funeral Home
& Cremation Services, Port Charlotte, FL.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-11-10 - Ann Welch, age 70, of Ft. Myers died on Sunday, November 7, 2004 at the Lee Memorial Health Systems, Health Park. Born on July 20, 1934 in Cross City, FL to William (Woodard) and Myrtle Welch, Ann has been a resident of Ft. Myers for the past 40 years. Ann graduated in 1952 from high school in North Augusta, SC and was the owner of Ann Foster Interiors, Ft. Myers from 1968 to 1975. She had previously worked in her parent's business, Welch's Interiors in Ft. Myers for many years and had attended the Methodist Church in Estero where she sang in the choir. She is survived by her daughters, Constance E. (Darrell) Horne of N. Ft. Myers and Minerva C. Boyd of Ft. Myers, her grandsons, Jeremy, Nicholas and John Miller, Lucas and Tyler Boyd, her father, Woodard Welch of Jacksonville, her brothers, Bill Welch of Jacksonville, Bob Welch and Jim Welch both of Ft. Myers, her sisters, Sybil Lazarus of Jacksonville, Peggy Griffin of Montgomery, AL, Brenda Howell of Cummings, GA and Linda Flatley of Ft. Myers. She was the daughter of the late Myrtle Bludworth Welch who died in 2001. A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. . Interment will follow in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
Fort Myers News Press , April 23, 1949 -- Mrs. Martha Welch, Pioneer, Dies Here ! Mrs. Martha Ellen Welch, 75, pioneer Lee County resident, died last night at Lee Memorial Hospital after an illness of several years. Mrs. Welch lived here at 2815 Rose Avenue. She came to Fort Myers 70 years ago from Savannah, Ga. Her husband, William David Welch, died 26 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. F. White, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. Perry Prevatt, and Mrs. George Sipes, Fort Myers; and two sons, W. H. Tucker and William Brecht Welch, Fort Myers. There are 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Leo Engelhardt Funeral Home. Services will be announced later. Mrs. Welch was a member of the First Baptist Church. Fort Myers News Press April 24, 1949 Funerals Martha E. Welch Funeral services for Mrs. Martha E. Welch will be held today at 3 pm at the Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. Guy Owens officiating. Pallbearers will be Buck Armeda, Frank Carson, Snag Thompson, Abe Skinner, Charles Moore and Guy Strayhorn. Honorary bearers will be Harry McWhorter, Bill Stewart, Dr. Ernest Bostleman, Percy Jones and J. J. Whitaker. Interment will be in the family lot in the Fort Myers cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 31, 1938--Perry L. Welch, 30-year-old Florida Power and Light Co. employer, died last night of pneumonia after a four-day illness. He is survived by his widow,Mrs. Nena Welch, his mother, Mrs. M. E. Welch, three sisters, Mrs. Gerald Jones of Miami, Mrs. Frank Cleveland and Mrs. Mary Langford of Fort Myers and two brothers, Brecht Welch and W. H. Tucker of Fort Myers. Mr. Welch had been employed by the Florida Power and Light Co. for more than 10 years. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 28, 1955 - Richard Lee Welch Jr., who served as a rural mail carrier here for 27 years, died yesterday at his home on Canal Street. He was 61 years old. Born in South Carolina, he moved here with his family in 1907. During his 48 years in Lee County, he seldom missed a few days, or weeks, in the woods during the hunting season. Recently he had been a salesman for the Conger Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ollie B. Welch; daughter, Mrs. H. E. Smith; a son, Richard L. Welch III; sisters, Mrs. Harry K. Davison, Mrs. J. L. Randall, Mrs. J. H. Strong, Mrs. Robert K. Pepper, Mrs. Laura Glawson, all of Fort Myers and Major Mildred V. Welch, of Ft. McCellan, Ala.; two brothers, Oscar L. Welch, Guam, and George Welch, Fort Myers, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Lewis officiating. Pallbearers will be J. C. Northcutt, Albert B. Sumner, Kimball Davidson, A. L. Wight, Paul Harley and Glenn Lassiter. Honorary bearers will be Gilmore Fouts, Oscar Sheets, Alva Reynolds, Wayne Lewis, George Wheaton, Ralph McWilliams, Morris McWilliams and Leslie Sheets. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 7, 2000 - Richard Lee Welch, III, 79, of Fort Myers, passed away March 5, 2000, at Hope Hospice House. He was born in Fort Myers and was a lifetime resident. Mr. Welch was a veteran of WWII where he served in the 100th Division Marching Band. He was retired from the Fort Myers Housing Authority. Mr. Welch was a member of McGregor Baptist Church and a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Tropical Lodge 56. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elinor; son, Richard IV (FMHS 1962) of Tampa; daughter, Shirley (Robert) Rentz (FMHS 1965); grandson, Richard (Lori) Welch V; granddaughters, Tricia (Jay) Grout and Michelle Rentz, and great-grandson, Tanner Grout, all of Fort Myers. He was predeceased by his father Richard Welch Jr., mother, Ollie B. Welch and sister Audrey Faye Welch Smith (FMHS 1943). Funeral services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour before service. Masonic services will be accorded at the graveside at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers 33908.
Fort Myers News-Press Jan 2, 1998 Robert Blake Welch, 16, of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, due to a boating accident. He was a Junior at Fort Myers Senior High, where he was on the Golf Team and was an Honors Student. He is survived by his mother, Linda L. Welch; father, Robert E. (Lin) Welch; brothers, Robert Brent Welch and Veazy Walker; sisters, Kelie Welch Hedrick and Vicki Walker; maternal grandparents, Stanley and Constance Walker; paternal grandparents, Woodard and Myrtle Welch; paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth C. Norris; nieces, McKenzie Hedrick and Kelci Walker; nephew, Gavin Hedrick; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 10:00 a.m. at First Assembly of God on Summerlin Road, with interment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends TONIGHT from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, 5 Apr 2005--Robert Wheeler Welch, 59, of Ft. Myers, passed away Saturday April 2, 2005 at Ft. Myers. He is survived by his two sons; Robert Jr. and Bryan Welch, his daughter Lanie Welch Gooch, his two grandchildren Caleb, and Savannah, his sister Sherri Westberry, his grandmother Pauline Jobe, his fiance's Sally Saberton, his aunts and uncles Glenn and Linnie Cary, Joe and Susan McClure. He is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday April 7, 2005 in the City of Ft. Myers Cemetery with Hope Hospice Chaplain Jeff Trees officiating. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eva Louise Waldron Wells - FMHS Class of 1962, April 7, 1944 - July 30, 2012, Teacher of the Year,Charitable Worker,Cancer Fighter, Eva Wells passed away with her family at her side on July 30 after more than a twenty year battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her mother, Louise Waldron. She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Richard Wells; two daughters, Margie and Kathi; two grandchildren, Rick and Samantha; her father, Edmund Waldron and sister, Mary Alice Waldron Lane. Eva was very proud of being a fourth generation native Floridian.Eva was a proud majorette in the Fort Myers High School Green Wave marching band and served as the editor of the Title Wave school newspaper. She had a great time at USF and was president of her sorority. After graduating from FAU, Eva married Richard Wells in 1965 and began teaching in elementary schools in Hollywood, Florida. She enjoyed some time at home raising her two daughters before returning to teaching in Englewood, Florida where she temporarily served as acting principal. She was the president of the local Beta Sigma Phi, a service sorority. Eva continued teaching in Charlotte County, Florida and moved to the district office writing curriculum. After moving to Seminole County, Eva taught elementary, middle school, and had a district assignment to train new teachers. Idyllwilde Elementary honored her extraordinary teaching by naming her Teacher of the Year in 1988 and she was also recognized as a finalist for SCPS Teacher of the Year. She finally retired after 30 years in education to help with the grandkids with special times called "Nana Days".In retirement, she was active in the church with a sewing group that made dresses for girls in Haiti and chemo hats for cancer patients. She was chairman of the church's pre-school. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, reading but most of all she enjoyed being Nana for two grandchildren. We will gather at 10:30 am with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11 am on Friday, August 3, 2012, at the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home located at 5000 County Road 46A, Sanford, Fl 32771. A reception will follow at the funeral home.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, April 11, 1929--Fred Wells, 40, a member of the Koreshan Unity, was still hovering between life and death last night as the result of serious internal injuries received Tuesday night when he was attacked by a large bull he was feeding. The bull had recently been dehorned, but he butted Wells with his stumps, causing several broken ribs, which penetrated the man's lungs. Physicians who are attending the injured man at Estero could not be reached for a statement as to his condition last night, but friends expressed grave apprehension for his recovery. Wells had been in charge of the Unity's cattle for many years.--April 12, 1929--Funeral services were held at Estero yerterday for Fred Wells, 49-year-old cow herder for the Koreshan Unity, who died early yesterday morning from the effects of an attack by a dehorned bull which he had been feeding. Wells sustained several broken ribs which penetrated his lungs, and Dr. F. K. Armstrong, who attended him, described his condition as hopeless from the first.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 3, 2009 - Mr. Walter R. Wentzel, 90, of Fort Myers, FL was called home to be with our Lord on January 30, 2009, where he was reunited with his loving wife, Cora Jean of 58 years. He was born August 10, 1918 in Youngstown, OH the son of Stanley and Mary Wentzel. Walter was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in the Philippines. On December 13, 1947 he married Cora Jean Roberts in Youngstown, OH. They moved to Fort Myers in 1948. He was a self employed residential carpenter. Walter loved salt water fishing and spent most of his weekends with family and friends at their fish camp around Two Pine in Matlacha Pass. For 50 years, Walter and Cora Jean spent their summer months at their family mountain home in Cullowhee, NC. Walter built every house he and Cora Jean lived in. He always had a project going, as soon as one would finish he'd already have a new one lined up. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his greatest joy. His home was always the gathering place for the many family celebrations on holidays and weekends. Walter is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his daughter, Susan (Everett) Jordan; his son, Chuck (Judy) Wentzel; five grandchildren, Cathy (Rick) Yelvington, David (Windie) Jordan; Brenda (Todd) Shepard; Laura (Josh) Berger and Chip Wentzel; ten great-grandchildren, Lane, Hunter, McKenzie, Ty, Cole, Tracy, Nicholas, Jacob, Elizabeth and Lorelei and many other extended family and friends. Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6-8 P.M. and Thursday, February 5, 2009, 1-2 P.M. with a chapel service at 2 P.M. Burial will follow in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 8 2005-- Clemens A. Werner, formerly of Davenport died february 22, 2005 in Ft. Myers, Florida. A memorial service will be held May 14, at the Sanibel Congregational Church in Florida and a reception will be held June 11 in Davenport, Iowa. Clem was born April 3, 1914 in Walcott, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Anna Riessen Werner. He graduated from Davenport High School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and law degree from Northwestern University. Clem served in the US Army during World War II where he acheived the rank of Captain. The 11th Armored Division in which he was a member participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He received a number of commendations from the French and US governments including the Bronze Star from the US Government. Prior to deployment in the European Theatre, he met and married Jane Ellithorp of Canajoharie, New York. Following WWII, Clem and Jane moved to Davenport, Iowa where they their three children: Susan, Clemens A. Jr. (Cal) and Ann. After WWII, Clem was an assistant county attorney and then in private practice for over sixty years. He was a Partner in the firms of Jebens, Butenschoen and Werner; Hoesch, Werner and Harbeck, and for 25 years with his son at Werner and Werner. The last 5 years he has served Of Counsel with the firm of Bittner, Lambert & Werner. He was an organizer of the United World Federalists which believed in World Peace through world law. He ran for Mayor of Davenport in 1954. lem was instrumental in establishing, securing funding and finding a permanent home at the Annie Wittenmeyer complex for Davenport's Junior Theatre. He also helped establish and served for many years as President of the Broadway Theatre League. He was actvie for many years in the Boy Scouts, serving as scoutmaster for several years and received the Silver Beaver award in recognition of more than 25 years of service from the Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America. He was founder of the Davenport Toastmasters Club. He was a past commander of the Walcott American Legion Post. He also was a past President of the Scott County Bar Association and of the Scott County Banker's Association.He loved to speak. In 1930 while still in high school he gave the Gettysburg Address on Memorial Day and he repeated the event 60 years later from memory at the Walcott Iowa Cemetery. Since 1949 Clem has been involved with Walcott Trust and Savings Bank in Walcott, Iowa. He has served as Director, President and most recently, Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 1998, Clem and Jane established the Clem and Jane Werner Scholarship Fund, with the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. Scholarships are awarded annually to graduating Davenport area high school seniors to assist in post high school educational expense. In recent years Clem donated land to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation the sale of which was used to assist in the expansion of Nahant Marsh in Davenport. He also has been an active supporter of the German American Heritage Center in Davenport. Clem and Jane have lived in Sanibel, Florida for over 15 years where thay also have participated in contributing to organizations which enhance and protect Florida's natural resources. Clem was a generous and gregarious man who maintained a magnificent sense of humor and terrific wit throughout his life. He had a remarkable ability to communicate with people and had fun with life, no matter what the circumstances. Survivors include his wife, Jane, his three children: Susan Thoresen and her husband A. Robert of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Clemens (Cal) Werner, Jr. and his wife, Jill of Bettendorf, Iowa; Ann Werner and her husband Terry Dibble of Corvallis, Oregon; his two grandchildren: Kristin Swartzendruber and her husband John of Dover, New Hampshire, and Erik Thoresen of New York City; and his great grandson Jackson Clemens Swartzendruber. Memorial gifts may be made to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Florida, San Cap Conservation, Sanibel, Florida or Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Sanibel, Florida.
Fort Myers News-Press--4 Oct 2007 Coleen J. Wert went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 30, 2007, one day after her 87th birthday. Coleen had suffered the last 6 years with several debilitating illnesses. Bobbie Coleen Jones Wert was born September 29, 1920, in Camilla, Georgia to James Robert (died May 18, 1920) and Belle Harrell Jones. Coleen was the youngest of 6 children. In 1926, Coleen, with her widowed mother and brother Stanley, moved to Fort Myers to join her two older brothers, Harrell and Edison who were already living her with relatives, the Braden family. Belle Jones had accepted a teaching position at Edgewood Elementary and later taught at Fort Myers Junior High and Tice Elementary. Coleen attended Edgewood Elementary, Fort Myers Junior High and graduated from Fort Myers High School with the class of 1938. In 1942, Coleen graduated with honors from Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, GA and returned to Fort Myers where she taught English at Fort Myers High School for four years. In 1946, Coleen became a social worker with the State Department of Public Welfare (now Children and Family Services). She worked in Lee, Hendry and Collier Counties. Coleen retired in 1979 as Supervisor of Foster Care and Adoptions in Lee County. Coleen Jones and J. Earl Wert Jr. were married January 27, 1952, in Fort Myers. Earl died February 6, 1995, just a few days after their 43rd anniversary. Coleen loved the Lord and The First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, where she was an active member for over 70 years. During these years she was a Sunday School teacher, missions leader, volunteer at the Soup Kitchen, member of Senior Adult Group, volunteer in the church Activities Center and for 35 years helped in the baby nursery. Although the young people who grew up in the church may not remember Mrs. Wert, she loved and cared for them at the church when they were infants. Coleen is survived by son, James E. (Jane) Wert of Fort Myers, grandchildren Rebecca R. Wert of Tallahassee and John Andrew Wert of Fort Myers, son Jack D. Wert (Ed Price) of Fort Myers and brother Stanley (Nadine) Jones of Punta Gorda. Supportive, concerned and caring describes her extended family: sisters-in-law Lorraine Wert (Fran) DeVoll of Federal Way, Washington, and Mary Ann Wert (Joe) Kulo of Fort Myers, nephews David (Gerry) Jones of Tellico Plains, TN; Walter (Anne) Jones of Corvallis, OR; Lee (Jeaneen) Willingham of Forsyth, GA; Richard (Jean) Jones of Montgomery City, MO; Robert Jones of Perry, FL; Dr. Michael Jones of Bethesda, MD; Keith Jones of Indian, AK; Les (Cyd) Jones of Estero, Michael (Harriet Selkowitz) DeVoll of Richmond, VA; and J. Mark Kulo of Fort Myers; nieces, Nancy Ann Jones Clark (Ken) of Tallahassee and Celeste Willingham Clotfelter (Inmann) of Cartersville, GA. There are so many great nephews and nieces, and many great-great nephews and nieces. Coleen is survived by many cousins in Florida and Georgia including Carolyn Barden Smith of Port Charlotte. Coleen is also survived by many loving and caring lifelong friends. Coleen was predeceased by her parents, husband, in-laws, a sister, three brothers, three sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, several close cousins and much loved niece, Carole Jones Pankow. The family would especially like to thank Coleen's caregiver of the past 21 months, Marleen McCoy. The family would also like to thank Shady Rest Nursing Pavilion and Hope Hospice for their compassionate care of Coleen in her final weeks. Visitation will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Friday, Oct. 5th from 4-7 PM. A private family burial service will be held at the convenience of the family. A memorial service honoring Coleen's life will be held at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Second and Jackson Sts. at 4 PM on Saturday, Oct. 6th with Dr. Winford Hendrix of First Baptist and Rev. Ted Althouse of Cypress Cove Chapel officiating. Coleen requested in lieu of flowers to make contributions to First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 or Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, 33908 or your favorite charity. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Fort Myers Tropical News, December. 27, 1927
- Christmas brought sorrow to
three Fort Myers families when Mrs. Alma C. West,
J. F. Allred and A. W. Igleheart died early Sunday morning all within a
few hours...Mrs. West was found dead in bed by her son Franklin who
went to her room to see why she did not go to the midnight services at
St. Luke's church which she had planned to attend. She had retired
earlier in the evening apparently in good health. Dr. Bostelman, who
was called, attributed her death to heart failure. Mrs. West was the
wife of Circuit Judge Thomas F. West of Pensacola, a former member of
the state supreme court and prominent Florida jurist. She came here in
1926 to make her home with her son, Franklin West, Fort Myers attorney.
Mrs. West, who was 49 years old, was a native of Madison, Fla. She is
survived by her husband and son and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Maharrey
of Fort Myers and Mrs. Frank W. Berry of Tallahassee. Mrs. West was
active in Fort Myers club work. She was a member of the Eastern Star,
the U.D.C. and the Woman's club. Mrs. West's funeral will be held this
morning at 10 o'clock by the Rev. F. A. Shore of St. Luke's Episcopal
church of which she was a member. Honorary pallbearers will be: Frank
C. Alderman, c. C. Pursley, Jim C. Clements, J. F. Garner and W. A.
Sheppard, jr. Active pallbearers will be Capt. Nick Armeda, S. Watt
Lawler, R. A. Henderson, jr., J. S. Gillentine, J. W. Maharrey and
James A. Calderhead. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 19, 1935--Mrs. Rachel Westbrook, 45-year-old wife of J. C. Westbrook, died yesterday morning at their home at 1927 El Paso avenue. She had been ill for the past six months and recently returned from Tampa where she had gone for treatment. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Westbrook is survived by a son, J. C., jr., three sisters, Mrs. Poston of Arcadia, Mrs. Olliphant, jr. of Bartow, Mrs. Pullen of Nashville, Tenn., and one brother, H. P. McRory of Wauchula. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. Rev. J. F. Bell of the First Methodist church will officiate. After the services, the remains will be taken to Bartow for burial
Fort Myers News Press, Dec 28 2004-- Jacob (Jack) and Carol Westerhof died together in Sheboygan County where their private plane crashed due to a mechanical failure on Christmas Day, 2004. Jack and Carol were high school sweethearts who were married on June 8, 1963 in Oaklawn, IL after graduating from Chicago Christian High School in 1961 and 1962. Their three children were born in Chicago Ridge, IL and they later moved to Manitowoc in 1973 when they purchased Rummele's Jewelry Store. The couple worked together in their jewelry business for more than 25 years until they retired to Pine Island, FL in 2000. Jack and Carol were not your typical retirees. They eagerly took full responsibility for vacationing alone with their nine grandchildren to their cottage in Hayward, WI and their home in Florida. Jack was a very accomplished private pilot of 35 years achieving his Airline Transport Pilot rating and logging over 4500 flight hours. Carol was a very talented musician who played piano and organ and regularly shared her talents in church. Her wonderful sense of style could be seen in her display windows at the jewelry store. Jack and Carol had a large circle of friends at their residences in Hayward, WI, Scottsdale, AZ, Pine Island, FL, and Manitowoc, WI. Most important to them were family. Survivors include their three children and nine grandchildren: Julie and David Pahmeier of Manitowoc, along with their children Jenni, Steve, Liz, and Matt; Cari Westerhof of Wausau, WI and her children Katie and Lindy Hoida; Jacob (Jake) and Kathy Westerhof of McFarland, WI and their children, Jacob (Jack), Mitchell, and William; Carol's parents, Arnold and Anjean (Iwena) Bandstra; Carol's sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene and Jim Achterhof, Palos Park, IL, Barbara and Leon Van de Creek, Beaver Creek, OH, Donna and Rob Thomsen, Leesburg, FL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arnold and Therese Bandstra, Winfield, IL, Barry and Deb Bandstra, Holland, MI; Jack's brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Marilyn Westerhof, Tinley Park, IL; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Pete Schipma, Lemont, IL. They are also survived by beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. They are preceded in death by Jack's parents Jacob (Jake) and Ann Westerhof. Funeral services for the couple will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church, Newton. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Kyle Sorensen with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at Salem Ebenezer Church, Wednesday, December 29, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The visitation will continue Thursday morning at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Myers News-Press, May 11, 2010 - Richard
“Dick” Westlake took his final bow Saturday, May 8. Richard
is preceded in
death by his parents Ben and Frances Westlake and a son Stephen Richard
D. (Dick) Westlake spent over 50 years involved with theatre on
professional levels. At an early age he performed in outdoor dramas,
Restoration comedies and Shakespearean productions in Williamsburg, VA,
the American Heritage Historical TV series. Richard studied at the
Playhouse in California, and received degrees from The College of
Mary (BA) and Southern Illinois University (MA) and doctorate work at
State University. A total of 37 years were spent teaching theater at
secondary school, community college and university levels. Richard
professionally and educationally with over 100 plays to his credit.
retiring from his college teaching career at Edison State College, a
professional career in acting began. Richard performed on most of this
stages; Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (Lancaster, PA and Mesa, AZ),
Repertory Theatre, Schoolhouse Theatre on Sanibel, the Naples Dinner
and with Theatre Conspiracy. He performed at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Gretna, PA. Richard also professionally directed theatre. He recently
his first feature film and was seen on the History Channel. Richard was
contributor to the monthly arts magazine, Happenings, for which he was
nominated and the recipient of journalist of the year Angel of the Arts
Surviving are his wife Jane Westlake of Fort Myers, son Aaron Duffey
(Sarah Lachance) of Encino CA, 3 daughters Brett Westlake of PA,
Butler (Phil) of Lehigh Acres, Joanne Richard-Schneider (Jeff) of North
daughter-in-law Erika Richard of Raleigh NC. Papa is remembered by his
grandchildren, Sarah Richard-McArthur (Jason), Dalton Payton, Joshua
Heidi Schneider, Gabriella Richard, Cameron Payton, Devin Mulvihill,
Mulvihill, and a great-granddaughter Bailey McArthur.
A Celebration of Life
service will be May 24th, 6:00 PM at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice.
Myers News-Press Dec 17, 2009
Kimberly Lawrence Whan, age 60, passed away
after a short illness.Kim is pre-deceased by his grandson Caleb Whan,
his mother Rebecca Whan Midgley, his sister Grace Williams, his brother
L.H. Whan, his sister Gail Noack, and his father L.H. "Bob" Whan. He is
survived by his sons Robert (Monique) and Charles, his sister Allison
Wood, granddaughter Isabella Whan and numerous nieces and nephews.He
was President and owner of Jan Crystals, a third generation family
owned business which has celebrated 45 years in Fort Myers, until his
retirement earlier this year.Kim was born in Monroe, Georgia and moved
to Fort Myers in 1961. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in
1968.The arrangements will be handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens,
funeral service will be Friday, December 18, 2009, at Noon, at the
funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Kim's honor
to http://www.calebscrusade.com.A foundation against childhood cancer
that has been established in memory of his grandson Caleb who passed
from Leukemia at age 4 or Hope Hospice.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 5, 1955 - Hugh D. Wheeler, 56, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years died yesterday. He was employed by Lee Motors. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. H. D. Wheeler, daughters, Joan Wheeler, Gail Wheeler of Fort Myers; Mrs. Anthony Cruse, Winter Haven; stepdaughter, Mrs. Rex Bennington, Ft. Myers; sons, Bobby Wheeler, Sarasota, Walter Wheeler and Hugh Jr. of Fort Myers; sisters, Mrs. Sallie Farr, Athens, Ga., Mrs. Effie Wallace, Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Margaret Underwood, Mrs. Lucille Huff, of Fort Myers; brothers, W. L. Wheeler, Albany, Ga.,Bennie Wheeler, Athens; W. W. Wheeler and Moss Wheeler of Ft. Myers. Several nieces and nephews survive. Arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 14, 2009 - Leland Edgar (Eddie) Wheeler Jr. passed away on November 22, 2009. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 18, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 5:30 pm with the service to follow .Born November 22, 1940 in Fort Myers, he was the son of the late L. Edgar Wheeler, Sr. and the late Helen Strickland Wheeler. Eddie attended Lee County schools and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1959 where he was a member of Future Farmers of America and the Green Wave Varsity Football Team. After graduation he attended Georgia Military Academy and the University of Florida. He worked for Zipperer Farms for many years and later owned and operated The Cabinet Shop. Eddie was also a member of The Araba Shrine .Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sons Peter Wheeler and Stephen Leland Wheeler and a sister Shirley Wheeler Brown .Survivors include a son, Timothy N. (Kim) Wheeler, a daughter, Kimberly C. (Michael) Curley, granddaughters, Justynne and Jordan Wheeler, grandson , Neal Wheeler, former wife of 47 years, Louise Eckert Wheeler, brothers, Howard L. (Nancy) Wheeler and Virgil Wheeler, a sister, Lucille Wheeler Cramer, many cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations by made to Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33919 designated for the Stephen L. Wheeler Scholarship Fund.The family requests that all friends remain after the service for fellowship and food.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Oct. 4, 1935--Mrs. Marian Wheeler, 25, wife of Edward L. Wheeler, died yesterday morning at Lee Memorial hospital after a short illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Holland; two daughters, Shirley Janette age six and Lucille Annabelle aged four; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Wheeler and Miss Evelyn Holland of Fort Myers and Mrs. Costa Manos of Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Robert Holland of Miami and John Holland of St. Petersburg. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. The Rev. W. H. Edwards and the Rev. Kent Pendleton will have charge of services. Interment will be at the Fort Myers cemetery. Pallbearers are D. C. Pollock, Paul Franklin, W. B. Seabrook, Nelson Hough, W. J. Edelblut and Ernest Bowman.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Saturday, January 7, 1978 Myrtice L. Wheeler, 62, of 342 Kingston Drive, Tice, died Friday. She had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 40 years. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Wagner, Gayle Wheeler in California and Rita O'Neal, and seven grandchidlren. Funeral service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories).
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 21, 1935--Oscar Wheeler, Slater sawmill negro, fell dead in front of the Royal Palm Pharmacy yesterday morning with prescriptions in his hand which he was to have filled to ward off heart failure. Dr. W. H. Grace, who had examined Wheeler ten minutes earlier and written the prescriptions, was called but the negro was dead. Dr. Grace said he told the negro that his heart was bad and had advised rest and medicine. Wheeler, a 42-year-old millhand, was an employee of the Dowling Camp lumber company.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Dec. 21, 1929--Ross William Wheeler, 38, died in the Lee Memorial hospital at 6 o'clock this morning from injuries received when he drove a heavy sedan into a deep ditch on the Tamiami Trail, opposite the Fort Myers Golf course, sometime between 3 and 5 o'clock this morning. Wheeler lived to reach the hospital but died of internal injuries before medical aid could be rendered. The fatal accident occurred when Wheeler, a resident of Buckingham, was returning to Fort Myers from Bonita springs in a borrowed car. An investigation showed that he was driving at a terrific rate of speed and had evidently lost control of the car. The sedan, which belonged to Miss Shenefield of Fort Myers, was a total wreck after it had slid 75 feet through the ditch to the opposite side of the highway embankment. The injured man was discovered by Senefield and Mr. and Mrs. Judd. They had started to take Shenefield home after Wheeler failed to return with the car. According to the story told by Shenefield to Deputy Sheriffs Roy Larson and Jerry Collins, he discovered the wreck at about 3 o'clock and rushed the injured man to the hospital after lifting his body through the windshield. The victim was unconscious at the time and only lived to take several long breaths at the hospital. The sheriff's office failed to substantiate the theory that Shenfield was riding in the death car but they were frank to state that Wheeler was under the influence of liquor when the crash occurred. Wheeler's body was taken to the Lawrence A. Powell Funeral Home where last rites will be held tomorrow. Wheeler is survived by three brothers, Jerry M., G. L. C., adn W. Henry Wheeler of Buckingham and Fort Myers and one married sister, Mrs. Lottie Esclante of Tampa. No inquest was held.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 17, 1955 - Archie F. Whidden, 71, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 48 years, died yesterday. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Marr Whidden, four sons, M. B. Whidden, Gilmore Whidden, Abe Whidden and Archie F. Whidden Jr.; a brother, J. W. Whidden ; a sister, Mrs. Annie Wisswear, Sanford, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements...by Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home.
Fort Myers News Press, October 21 2001 - Dennis Ray Whidden, 55 of Fort Myers, died October 20, 2001 in Hospice House. He was born in Clyattville, Georgia to Paul and Ruby Whidden on November 16, 1945. The family moved to Ft. Myers in 1955 where Dennis attended Lee Junior High School and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1964. He graduated from Fort Myers Technical School in 1970. Dennis served 3 years in the U.S. Army. He was then a meat cutter at Winn Dixie and A&P in Ft. Myers. In 1973, he went to work for the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier downtown. In 1981 he became the mailman for Six Lakes Mobile Home Park for the next 16 years. Dennis was a member of Olga-Ft. Myers Shores United Methodist Church, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Florida Flywheelers, American Legion, SW Florida Bluegrass Association and an adult leader in Boys Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Joan and their children Christine Case (Donnie) Webster of Newborn, Georgia and son Gary P. of Ft. Myers; grandchildren Slaton Case, Weldon & Ashley Webster; mother Ruby Whidden of Ft. Myers; sister Belle (Marvin) Perry of Morrilton, Arkansas; brothers Alvery H. (Sabine) of N. Ft. Myers, Kirby of Ft. Myers and David (Pam) of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his father Paul Whidden in 1994. Funeral Services will be conducted at Lee Memorial Park on Wednesday Oct. 24, at 11:00 AM .
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed. Nov. 27, 1940, p. 2 – George Hendry Whidden, 69, died at the home of his brother on the Bayshore road yesterday afternoon. He had been ill for the past three weeks. He leaves three brothers, J. W., J. H. and A. F.; two sisters, Mrs. Susie (Wayne) Drawdy and Mrs. Annie (Asa ) Wissware. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o’clock at the Fort Myers cemetery, with the Rev. Singletary officiating. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, 26 May 2005-- Harmon P. "Pete" Whidden, 87, of Corkscrew, died in Port Orange May 26, 2005, he was born in Estero a son of the late Leonard and Stella Whidden, he served in the Navy during WW II, he was a master carpenter in the area for many years. Mr. Whidden is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Billie Jean and George Whitehead of Deleon Springs, his grandchildren Pamela and family of Ft. Lauderdale, Brian and family of Columbia SC and his six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Mary I. Whidden in February 2000. A funeral service celebrating his life will be celebrated at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 PM., the family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6-7 PM. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Tues. Feb. 6, 1945, p. 2 – James Hendry Whidden, 69 years old died at the home of his sister on Palmetto avenue yesterday morning. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. P. Whidden; two sons, Archie Whidden, and Noah Whidden; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Drawdy and Mrs. Annie Wisswear and two brothers, Archie Whidden, and John W. Whidden. Mr. Whidden was one of the first settlers of Glades county. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell and will be announced later.FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed. Feb. 7, 1945, p. 2 – Funeral services for James Hendry Whidden, who died Monday morning will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon from the Lawrence A. Powell chapel, with the Rev. M. M. Thomas officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: John Boring, Charles Taminosian, Jim Flynn, Sim Driggers, Henry Whitehead and Jim Barwick. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 9, 1967 – John W. Whidden, 90, 1509 Diego St., died Friday. He had been a resident at Fort Myers for the past 67 years and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include his wife, Cora; daughters, Mrs. W. J. Fulst, Jacksonville and Mrs. Mary Ethelyn Campbell, Fort Myers, three grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, May 19, 2010 - Johnnie LaVelle Whidden, age 64, of LaBelle, passed away May 12, 2010 in Lakeport. He was born Mar. 11, 1946 in Fort Lauderdale to Van Dillon and Mervine Whidden. He was raised in Palmdale and was a longtime resident of Palmdale and LaBelle. Survivors include his wife of forty-five years: Carlene Whidden, two daughters: Teresa Noah (Rusty) of LaBelle and Tonia Nowlin of Ocala, grandchildren: Joshua Whidden, Alyssa Chonté Noah, Chris English and Heath Smiley, one great-granddaughter: Kirsten English, two brothers: Gene Whidden of LaBelle and Lucky Whidden of Ft. Pierce, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sat. May 22, 2010 at 11:00 am, Graveside at Muse Cemetery with Reverend Clifford Avery officiating. Interment will follow in Muse Cemetery, Muse. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate contributions for funeral expenses be made to the funeral home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 7, 1961-- Clewiston, March 6, Julian Vernon Whidden, 61, of Lake Port died suddenly Sunday at his home. A resident there for the past five years, he was a native of Florida and was employed by the State Road Department. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Whidden; a son Vernon of Lake Port; his mother, Mrs. Annie Whidden of LaBelle; three brothers, Marvin of Lake Port and Arch and Bethel of Palmdale; three sisters, Mrs. Mady Yeomans and Mrs. Grace Kinsey of Fort Myers and Mrs. Bertha Thompson of LaBelle. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ortona Cemetery with the Rev. Nobles of Moore Haven officiating. Pattison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 6, 1952 -- Manuel Whidden, 46, died Sunday in Key West. He had lived in Fort Myers until two years ago. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Whidden of Key West; a son, Larry Whidden in Minnesota; two brothers, Emerry Whidden of Key West and George Whidden in Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Lenora Whidden of Olga, Mrs. Laura Belle Wells of Lake Worth and Mrs. Etolia Ridgon of Tampa. Local arrangements are in charge of Leo w. Engelhardt Funeral Home
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 14, 1964 – Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Polk) Whidden, 91, 1509 Diego St., died yesterday. A native of Lakeland, Fla., she had lived here for the past 17 years, coming from Tampa. Survivors are her husband, John W., Jacksonville, Mrs. Ethel Campbell, Ft. Myers; one brother, Silas J. Polk, Bartow; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Futch, Tampa; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Harvey Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 8, 2002 - Mrs. Nettie J. Whidden, of Bartow, FL., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Whidden, born in Ft. Myers, March 3, 1912, was a native of Lee and Collier Counties, having moved to Bartow in 1998. She taught school in three of the last one-room schools in the area, Corkscrew, Chokoloskee, and Bellmead. She was a postal clerk in Immokalee and Ft. Myers, employed by the Koreshan Unity in Estero, a foster grandparent at Sunland and a freelance writer. She was a member of the Church of Christ.Preceded in death by her son, G.A. Whidden, Mrs. Whidden is survived by a daughter-in-law, Angela Whidden, of Tucson, AZ; a daughter, Linda W. Bennett of Bartow, FL; a sister, Elvine Jones, brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jones, all of Garner, NC; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Jones of Cherry Log, GA; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be, graveside, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at 11:00 AM; Immokalee Baptist Cemetery; Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow, FL is in charge of the arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed. Mar. 20, 1935, p. 1 – Noah Whidden, 81-year-old pioneer cattleman, died yesterday at his ranch near Citrus Center after an illness of three months. Mr. Whidden moved to Fort Myers in 1860 as a small boy from Georgia and has been in the cattle business all of his life, living for the past 19 years on his ranch in Glades county.He is survived by three sons, J. H. of Moore Haven, J. W. of Citrus Center and Archie F. of Fort Myers, and two daughters, Mrs. Susie Drawdy of Fort Myers and Mrs. Annie Wissware of Citrus Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the Fort Myers cemetery with Rev. J. J. Musselwhite and Rev. P. W. Chesser officiating. The pallbearers will be Bert Wolf, J. H. Peoples, Joe Peoples, jr., Jeff Wiggins, W. D. Weeks, L. M. Stroup, Ed Barden, Nick Owens, Lum Hughes, Columbus Lowe, William Whidden and Arthur Walker. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements. FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thurs. Mar. 21 1935, p. 3 – CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our friends in Glades and Lee counties for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our beloved father, Noah Whidden. –Archie Whidden and Family
Fort Myers News – Press-29 Jul 2008- Ruby M. Whidden, 90, born November 14, 1917 in Empire, Georgia, went home to the Lord on July 27, 2008. Ruby was the youngest daughter of Charlie and Martha (Graham) Davis. She is predeceased by her parents, four sisters, her husband, Paul Whidden and her son, Dennis R. Whidden. Her surviving children are daughter Belle Perry, Palatka, and sons Alvery H. Whidden, North Fort Myers, Kirby L. Whidden, Fort Myers, and David K. Whidden, Jacksonville. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.She moved from Georgia to Florida in 1937 and lived in many different cities until settling in Lee County. She retired at the age of 80 from the Lee County School Board as a lunchroom worker for Tanglewood Elementary in 1998; and had lived in a nursing home in Jacksonville since March 2003. Visitation and funeral services will be Thursday, July 31, 2008, 10 am at Farley Memorial Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres, with Reverend Jerome Sears officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Denaud Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Jacksonville Health and Rehab, Activities Department, 1650 Fouraker Road, Jacksonville, FL 32221.
Terry A. Whidden, age 48, of Lakeport, passed away March 17, 2008 in Ft. Myers. She was born Nov. 4, 1959 in Okeechobee.Survivors include two daughters, Heather Donbos (Dan) of Michigan, Aimee Clay (Josh) of Okeechobee; parents, Roy L. Whidden and Catherine (Waldron) Whidden of Lakeport; one sister, Ida Green (Mark) of Ft. Myers; granddaughter, Aubrey Clay of Okeechobee; Aunts, Mary Etta Strickland of Lakeport and Lynell Tiger (Amos) of Brighton Reservation.Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery, with Randy Johnson officiating. All arrangements were under the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Fort Myers News Press, December 6, 2002 - Virginia S. (Davis) Whidden, 89, of North Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at her home. She was a pioneer resident living her entire life in Lee County.She is survived by her son David E. Whidden and his wife Louise of North Fort Myers; three grandsons, David L. Whidden of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Randy E. Whidden, United States Marine Corp., James D. Whidden, United States Marine Corp. and her niece Carolyn Hawkins of Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents Florida Pioneers Rab and Effie Davis, her husband of sixty five years Ellis B. Whidden and a sister Elisabeth Davis. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, December 7, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. David A. Liddell, pastor North Fort Myers United Methodist Church, officiating. Local interment will be private.Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.A very special thanks to Louise for taking such unconditional loving care of Mother and thanks to Hope Hospice for helping in our time of need.
Caloosa Belle, Oct 29, 2008-- LABELLE - Wendy Lane Whidden, of LaBelle, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, in Lehigh Acres. She was 18. She was born Feb. 3, 1990, in Fort Myers, the daughter of Stuart K. and Christina Lee (Williams) Whidden Jr. She was a lifelong resident of the Moore Haven and LaBelle. She graduated LaBelle High School class of 2007 and was attending Edison State College in LaBelle. Survivors include her mother, Christina and Larry Davidson, LaBelle; father, Stuart K. and Holly Whidden Jr. of Moore Haven; brothers, Stuart K. Whidden III of LaBelle, Nick Davidson of LaBelle, Brad Davidson of Franklin, N.C.; sisters, Ashley Davidson of Fort Myers, Darcy Green of Moore Haven; paternal grandmother, Barbara Whidden of Andrews, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Vivian Thompson Martin of LaBelle, paternal grandparents, Boe and Janis Davidson of LaBelle. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Stuart K. Whidden Sr. "Grand Goggie," and maternal grandfather, Tommy N. Williams Sr. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Life Ministries in LaBelle with Pastors Jorge and Asia Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
FORT MYERS PRESS, Saturday, July 13, 1940-- William Wesley Whidden, 67-year-old North Fort Myers carpenter, died yesterday at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First Street with the Rev. LeRoy Crider officiating. Pallbearers will be Harry Louis, H. N. Peterson, Scott Weaver, H. O. Kight, Sr., C. A. Davis and Tom Corbitt. Interment will be in the New Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Whidden had made his home here for 40 years, coming from Pine Level, and was one of the pioneer builders of the north river section. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Whidden; four daughters, Mrs. C. H. Rosser, Jr., and Mrs. Marie Elwell of Fort Myers, Mrs. R. M. Brewer of Auburndale and Mrs. Margaret McEvene of Charleston, S. C.; a son, John of Fort Myers; a brother, Bennett of Fort Myers; three sisters, Mrs. L. D. Corbett, Mrs. D. Curry of Fort Myers and Mrs. Mary Davis of Portland, Ore.
Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 4 2005-- George W. Whisenant of Ft. Myers, FL and North Port, FL. Born February 19, 1919. Died December 18, 2004 at the age of 85. He was a Navy Veteran served from 1942 - 1946. He retired from the Metropolitan Police Dept. after 22 yrs. he moved to North Port, FL where he became Lt. of North Port Charlotte Police Dept. 1969 he became Asst. Chief of Police. Then he was elected as a City Commissioner where he was appointed 1st Fire Chief of the City 1976. He helped start the Ambulance Service, he was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Lions Club, Moose Club and CB Chubs. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 65 yrs. Violetta Louise Whisenant. He is survived by 2 daughters Sharyn Price of Ft. Myers, Annette Boots of North Port, 2 sons George Jr. of Cape Coral, Michael of Port Charlotte and a brother Charley Melrose and sister Betsey from Sarasota plus nieces, nephews, grand children and great grand children. A memorial service January 6, 2005 at 11 A.M. at Lee Memorial Park, Ft. Myers
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS,
Monday, October 21, 1985
Mrs. Jewell B. Whitaker, 70, of Fort Myers, died
Sunday. A lifelong resident of Fort Myers, she is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. Mildred A. Williams and Mrs. Wanda Carter, and three
brothers, G. B. Brantley, E. M. Brantley and Russell Brantley, all of
Fort Myers. There will be no services and entombment will be private.
Arrangements by Harvey Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers News-Press, February 13, 2004 - Charlotte Kinzie White 89, of Charlotte Harbor,Florida, died Sunday, February 8, 2004, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. White was born April 12, 1914, in Fort Myers,Florida to Andrew L. Kinzie and Charlotte Eyber Kinzie. The Kinzie family were early residents of Fort Myers dating from 1887. Charlotte graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1932 and the Florida State College for Women in 1936. She earned her certificate in Medical Technology from St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1937. During World War II, Charlotte enlisted and served as active duty officer in the United States Navy from 1943-1946. She attained rank of Lieutenant (JG),and served as a Medical Technician stationed at the United States Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. She further served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1946-1954. Charlotte returned to Fort Myers following the death of her father in 1949. She worked in the family business, Kinzie Brothers Steamer Line,in Fort Myers and Sanibel from 1949-1963. In 1966 Charlotte married C. Duane White. Charlotte and Duane lived on Sanibel where they owned and operated the Casa Blanca Apartments. Duane was active in city government and Charlotte took a great interest in civic affairs, the arts, island history and conservation. She moved to Charlotte County with her husband 2001, after spending her retirement years in Connestee Falls, North Carolina and later in Lake Placid, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband in July 2003,and is survived by a niece,Rebecca Holmes of Port Charlotte, Florida; a nephew, Andrew Kinzie of Barrington Rhode Island; a niece, Andrea Bennett of Zachary,Louisiana; nephew, William Ogden of Fort Myers,Florida and several grand-nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at 1 PM on Friday March 12, 2004 at Kays-Ponger Funeral Home,2405 Harbor Blvd.,Port Charlotte,FL. Memorial donations may be made to P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899.
News-Press, November 24,
1998 - Clyde C. White, Jr., 70, of Fort
November 21, 1998. He was a native of Fort Myers, a member of First
Alliance Church and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1946.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam L. White; a son, Gary B. White; one
brother, Glenn D. White and wife Miada; daughters-in-law, Kim White and
Denise White all of Fort Myers; four grandchildren: Benjamain White,
Jessi White, Jenny White and Carolyn White. He was preceded in death by
a son Greg White. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at
the First Alliance Church on Colonial Blvd. with Rev. Short and Rev.
James F. Hay officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Friends
may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of
services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be
made to First Alliance Church. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home,
Inc. 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
Democrat, February 24, 1999 - Pauline
Davis White, 82, of Tallahassee, died
Tuesday. The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Culley's MeadowWood
Timberlane Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood
Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 1130 a.m. to 100 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Resource Center of Tallahassee, P.O. Box 3553, Tallahassee,
32315. A native of Olga, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1988. She
was a Cub Scout leader and worked for Prather's Dry Cleaning in Fort
Myers. She was a member of Tampa Baptist Church and Academy in Tampa.
She is survived by her husband, Herman E. White of Tallahassee; two
sons, Richard E. White of Tallahassee and Charles E. White of Silver
Spring, Md.; a daughter, Carolyn E. Stewart of Lake Charles, La..; and
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-04-26-- Alchus Whitehead, 83, of Ft. Myers, has gone home to Jesus, April 25, 2005, he was a son of the late Joseph and Sadie Whitehead. Alchus was a Army-Air Force veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, he received the Bronze Star, he worked as a truck driver for Whitehead Farms for many years, he then started his own landscaping business Whitehead's Lawn Care which he operated for many years, he was a member of Estero Baptist Church, V.F.W. Post #2444, D.A.V. # 75, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Whitehead is survived by his sons and daughters in law Joseph W. and Ann Whitehead, Sr., of Ft. Myers, Gerald and Roxie Whitehead of Lehigh Acres, his sisters Daisy Miley of Hernando, Bessie Croft of Gainesville, his grandchildren Joseph C., Jason, Heather, Joseph W., Jr., Troy, Tara, Darren, 8 great grandchildren, he was predeceased by his wife Verna L., in 1999, his son Gene in 1997, his brother Alvin in 2004. A funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday at 11 AM., the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 5, 1936--Funeral services for Alto(Alta) Whitehead, 48-year-old Lee County resident, will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev.C. T. Tew officiating. Interment will be at Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 2009 - Jane L Whiteman, 90, died peacefully last Sunday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Armand D Whiteman, USN Ret., and her eldest son, William A Whiteman.A resident of Fort Myers since 1962, Jane was active in the community and a long time member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Jane was a proud member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Society of Mayflower Descendants, and the DAR. She enjoyed politics, and for many years volunteered at the polls.Jane was devoted to her family and provided her son Bill a lifetime of loving care. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Schultheiss; daughter, Cynthia Edgington; two sons, John Whiteman and James Whiteman; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, August 15, at 2:00 PM at Wesley Memorial UMC. Inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery, with her husband and son, will be at a later date.
Florida Times-Union, October 5, 2009 - Funeral services for Terry Lee Whitener, 50, who died October 8, 2009, will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM in the chapel of George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4747 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206 with Rev. Michael Surratte officiating. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Whitener was born in Jacksonville, Florida and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his mother, Joyce R. Heufel; 1 brother, Charles A. Whitener Sr., (Debbie) and his uncle, Lee "Jack" Price. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his memory to: American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - April 2, 1951-- Old-timers here were shocked yesterday at the news of the death of Frank A. Whitney, former circuit judge who had filled many positions of honor and trust in this community, including that of mayor of Fort Myers, since near the turn of the century. Born in Topeka, Kas., 82 years ago, Judge Whitney came to Florida, in Alachua County, when two years old and spent most of the rest of his life in this state which he loved greatly. As a boy he attended the then Florida Military Academy and went on to Chicago University and Northwestern law school, getting his degree when 21 but, because of his unusual scholastic accomplishments, staying on at the request of Northwestern University as lecturer on law for another year. Funeral arrangements were still pending last night. Grief-stricken and confined to her bed, Mrs. Whitney said: "He was one of the most honest men in the world and one of the kindest husbands any woman ever had." Coming back to Florida after college, Judge Whitney made such a name for himself with a law office at Lakeland that he was appointed judge of the South Florida circuit which at that time included Miami.It was from his headquarters in 1914 that he granted the injunction against building a new Lee County courthouse which William H. Towles, as chairman of the county commission, defied by tearing down the old one so a new one could be built. Judge Whitney was one of the sponsors of the Iona Drainage District in the 1920's. He served as mayor of Fort Myers from 1933 to 1935.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 7, 1932--Mrs. Mamie Whitney, wife of Judge Frank A. Whitney, died late last night at her home, 11 Michigan avenue. She had suffered for some time with a recurrent heart ailment. She was 59 years old. Judge and Mrs. Whitney had lived in Fort Myers for the last seven years, coming here from Arcadia where he had been prominent in legal circles and public affairs. Arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Whitney, which will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell had not been completed last night.
Fort Myers News-Press May 9, 2008 LD Whittaker, veteran of WWII passed away May 5, 2008 at Heritage Health Care Center in Naples. Has been a resident of FL since 1974. Born April 4, 1919 to Robert Luther and Perlie Mae Whittaker in Sparta, TN. He enlisted in the service in 1942 after moving to OH. After being injured in Italy, he returned stateside for several years of hospital care. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart. LD was employed by WPAFB as a civilian until his retirement in 1973 when he and his wife moved to FL from OH.He is preceded in death by his loving wife Jeanette, son Robert and brother Jesse Herman Whittaker. LD is survived by his daughter Sharon Whittaker of WA, brothers, Jesse, Calvin, Willis Duey and Robert Luther Whittaker all of OH; sister Reba Whittaker of TN, daughter-in-law Sherry (Richard Gouveia) Whittaker, of Naples, 3 grandsons Matthew (Lisa) Whittaker of FL; Jared Willis of LA; Jason Willis of WA and granddaughter Teresa (Mac) Irvin of FL; 4 great-grandchildren; Jake and Shelby Irvin, Hayden and Aeryn Whittaker and many nieces and nephews. LD was a member of Disabled Veterans of WWII, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners and many other different organizations. Be at rest, we will miss your great humor and laughter and we love you.Graveside service will be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL on Friday, May 9th, 1PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Disabled Veterans of America.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 19, 2004--Jerome W. Whitton, 64, of Cape Coral passed away on Friday December 17, 2004. He served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marthe J. "Marty" Whitton; two children, Michelle Ballantine of Cape Coral and Jerome W. Whitton, II and wife Rebecca; two sisters, Eileen Heinze and Joan Heim; two brothers, Ken Whitton and John Whitton; and one grandson, Alexander Whitton. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 21, 2004 at 2 P.M. at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 Del Prado Boulevard, with The Rev. Dr. Stanley L. Dull officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Cape Coral Memorial Funeral Home, 542-3161.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Oct 21, 2003 - Louis T. Whitworth, 84, of Pine Island died Monday October 20, 2003 at the Cape Coral Hospital. The son of the late William and Manuella (nee Rubbio) Whitworth, he was born May 22, 1919 in Cuba. Louis moved to Pine Island in 1931 where he worked as a commercial fisherman. He served his country honorably during WW II where he served as a boat Captain to General Eisenhower. Following the war he returned to Pine Island and married Virginia Anderson in 1964. He was a member of the St. Johns Episcopal Church and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Louis will always be remembered for his love of the water. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Virginia. His daughter Carmen (Warren) Bordner of LaBelle, granddaughter Angela (Mitchell) Conley of Pine Island, great-grandchildren Mitchell James and Brittany Taylor Conley of Pine Island. Two sisters Willameania Hanson of Ft. Myers and Georgia Aguilar of Cuba and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends for viewing Wednesday October 22, 2003 between the hours of 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM. Military Honors by the VFW will be conducted at 6:30 PM. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey Engelhardt Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral.
Fort Myers News-Press, 22 Apr 2005-- John P Whyte III, formally of Billerica, Massachusetts / stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas passed away on Sunday, 17 April 2005 after being struck by a moving vehicle at the age of 33. John was born and raised in Billerica, Massachusetts before he was congressionally nominated to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. John excelled in academics and was commissioned as an officer in the Infantry. He served in various positions and levels of responsibility in the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division, and recently as a Company Commander in the 3rd Infantry Division. John was a highly decorated veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom receiving both the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge for meritorious actions conducted during combat operations in Iraq in 2003. John was a hero not only to the men and women he led while in the Army, but also to his friends and family. John was a devoted and dedicated husband and father who touched more people in his 33 years than most could do in one hundred. He is survived by his wife Jennifer "Treem" Whyte of Fort Myers, FL; son Jack, and daughter Abigail. John was the son of John Patrick Whyte JR. and Marie Whyte of Billerica, MA, and brother to Anne Moore and Elizabeth Lewis. John Patrick Whyte III will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, friend, Red Sox Fan and hero. Services will be held at the St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Fort Myers, Fl. on the 23rd of April.
News-Press, September 22,
1999 - Debra (McMillan) Wicker passed
away on Thursday,
September 9, 1999 in Crestview, Florida. She was born November 21,
1953. Her husband, Kenneth Wicker,
and three daughters, Sheri Morrison, Jennifer Morrison and Sarah
Morrison survive her. Debbie is also survived by her brother and
sister-in-law, Gene and Crystal Dee Murray McMillan; nephews, Gary
Cline, Arlie McMillan; nieces, Lisa Cline Sweitzer, Christie McMillan.
Her lifelong friend, Bonnie Rachel Wright Johns also survives her. She
was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Bessie McMillan, as
well as her sister, MaryAnn Cassels Cline , and her brother, Hilmer
Cassels .Debbie was born in Fort Myers, attended Lee County Schools and
graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1971. She had a keen interest
in horses, and was involved in the raising and training of horses until
her death. She was a barber by trade until she joined her husband's
business in 1991. It was her dream to live in the West and her dream
was realized in the last year of her life. Everyone who knew her will
long remember Debbie's determination and her desire to succeed. Friends
and family gathered for private services and a celebration of Debbie's
life in Crestview, Florida on Saturday, September 11, 1999
FORT MYERS PRESS, February 14, 1924 Funeral services for Juliet Widerquist, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon G. Widerquist, will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at her parents' home, the Rev. Dr. O. A. Thrower officiating. The burial will take place in the local cemetery. The entire city of Fort Myers is bowed in sympathy with its Mayor Commissioner and Mrs. Widerquist in the sudden death from pneumonia of their little daughter.
Ft Myers News-Press, Thursday, November 10, 1910 With this issue it becomes our sad duty to announce the death of one of our oldest and most beloved citizens, Mrs. Maria Charlotte Widerquist, who passed away at the home of her son, Mr. G. F. Widerquist, last Saturday night, November 5th, at 10 o'clock, surrounded by loving children and friends. Death was caused mostly from old age, this lady at the time of her death being 77 years old. Mrs. Widerquist was born at Orebo, Sweden, march 14th, 1844. In 1858 she married Mr. John Frederick Widerquist. To this union were born four children, two of whom are living in the persons of Mr. Frank Widerquist of Moline, Ill., and Mr. G. F. Widerquist of this city. In the year 1876 her husband departed this life, and with her children Mrs. Widerquist came to America in 1885 and came to Fort Myers, where she has resided ever since. Mrs. Widerquist was reared a Lutheran, but in after years united with the Swedish Methodist Church, living a beautiful Christian life. As a wife she was constant, as a mother, loving and indulgent, and as a friend true and devoted. She was not able, on account of age, to get about much during the last few years of her life, but was ever ready with a loving smile to encourage those who came her way. The funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fred Pixton, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. A large circle of friends were in attendance. To those who mourn we extend condolence in their hour of trial.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 22, 2009 - Vernon Roberts Widerquist, lately of the City of Friendswood, Texas, passed away Sunday morning, 12 April 2009. Mr. Widerquist was born to Vernon Gustav Widerquist and Johnette Wiley Odom in Ft. Myers, Florida, on 21 September 1922.Mr. Widerquist attended school in Ft. Myers through high school, where among other things he learned to play the clarinet. He entered Georgia Institute of Technology in 1939. He served as Regiment Commander of the ROTC and graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (with honors). He later obtained a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also attended the Army Electronics School at Harvard University and the Army-Navy Radar School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Widerquist served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. From 1948 to 1956 he held positions at the Georgia Tech Engineering Research Station, as a Research professor. He was a founding member of Scientific-Associates, Inc., which later became Scientific Atlanta, Inc. He worked for TRW Systems from 1956 to 1987 managing projects for the Air Force in Florida, and then the Apollo Program for NASA in Houston, Texas.Mr. Widerquist was a member of Phi Eta Sigma , Tau Beta Pi , Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi . He was a Senior Member in the Institute of Radio Engineers, member of Groups on Engineering Management and Bio-Medical Electronics, and a member of the American Association of Advancement of Science.Mr. Widerquist is survived by his wife Catherine of 59 years, sons George, of Friendswood, Texas, and Carl of Alpharetta, Georgia, daughter Jane Forbes of Lubbock, Texas, and his sister Anne and brother-in-law J. D. Raulerson of Bartow, Florida, along with 8 grand children and 4 great-grand children. A private family service will be held.
Myers Memorial Gardens July 20, 2008-
Andrew Widman, 30, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away July
18, 2008. He was born May 11, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio the son of Joseph
and Martha Widman. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife
Susanna Widman of Cape Coral, FL, three children Samuel Joseph Widman
(4 years old), Sasha Marie Widman (20 months) and Sylvia Jane Widman (5
months), his parents Joseph and Martha Widman of Monclova, OH, sisters
Abby (Joe) Hillrich and Alyse Widman, and brother Tony Widman, his
grandmother Wilma Widman, his mother- and father-in-law, Tommy and
Bonnie Rickards of North Fort Myers, FL, as well as three
brothers-in-law Major David (Lexie) Rickards, Mark (Suzanna) Rickards,
and Joshua Rickards. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 22 from 6-8 pm
at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held on Wednesday, July 23, at 11 am at McGregor Baptist Church of Fort
Myers, 3750 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida.
22, 2013 - Russell
age 91, of LaBelle, passed away February 18, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. He was
born Dec. 19, 1921 in
Fort Myers News-Press,
November 6, 2004 - Jennifer Wigington died
2004. She is survived by her son Robin Larsson, her father Fletcher
Wigington, her sister Melissa Hinkle, brother-in- law Jack Hinkle,
nieces Jennifer Wigington Weller and Jessica Hinkle, and nephew Grant
Hinkle. A Fort Myers native who also resided on Sanibel Island and in
Kenya, Jennifer embraced life with an intensity that inspired all who
knew her. She was the first female certified scuba diver in the state
of Florida and an activist and advocate for wildlife conservation in
Africa. Her conservationist endeavors included tagging elephants,
measuring coral reef re-growth, ecological research, and writing
articles for Swara and other scientific journals. As a teacher at the
International School of Kenya for Sixteen years, Jennifer always found
new and creative ways to inspire her students. Jennifer traveled the
world, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, obtained her pilot's license, and
occasionally went skydiving. She led numerous safaris and avidly
documented her experiences and observations through photography. People
throughout East Africa also knew her as a part of the service support
team in the safari Rally in Kenya (an off-road car racing marathon).
Jennifer was loved by people all over the world, and she will be
missed. She will be taken to her home in Kenya, where she may be
returned to the land she so loved.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 24, 1997 - ASHEBORO, NC - Mrs. Barbara Nickell Wilhelm, 49, of 834 Sherwood Road, died Thursday, March 20, 1997.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 1997, at St. John's Lutheran Church; FMHS 1965
Ethel M. Wilkens,
90, of Calusa Harbour, Ft. Myers, Fl., passed away May 7, 1994. She was
born in Cincinnati, OH, November 27, 1903. She was a former resident of
Whiskey Creek Club Estates for over 20 yrs. She was a member of Cypress
Lake Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66
years. Harold L. Wilkens of Newport, KY. She is survived by 17 nieces
and nephews and one cousin, Joseph O. Macbeth of Sebring, FL. Funeral
services will be conducted from the Chapel of the Harvey-Engelhardt
Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Wednesday, May 11, 1994 at 11:00AM.
Interment will be private in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Aunt Ethel's
niece, Janet Cole and nephew Michael Bowen, will receive friends and
relatives one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2008 - Shelly Demko Wilkinson, 60, of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on September 3, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia. She is survived by her sister, Sandi Davenport (and husband, Bobby), her niece Lisa Berran (and husband, Brian), her nephew, Denny Groenke (and wife, Susan) and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Michael Demko of Fort Myers, Florida and her mother Janet M. McGill of Lake Wales, Florida. In 1988 Shelly moved to Woodbridge, Virginia and became a secretary at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She recently celebrated her twentieth anniversary with the FBI. While at the Bureau she made many good and long-lasting friends. She was a unique individual with a special gift for laughter. Those who knew her will remember her with a smile. Shelly loved animals and adopted many strays. It didn't matter if they were domesticated or wild, she was their advocate. Shelly leaves behind her well loved parrotlet of twenty years, Scooter. The family will hold a private memorial service in Fort Myers, Florida. In Shelly's memory, donations can be made to the Animal Welfare Institute, P.O. Box 3650 Washington, D.C. 20027 or to the American Cancer Society.
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 11 2005-- William D. "Doug" Wilkinson, 57, of Ft. Myers died Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Doug was a lifelong resident of Ft. Myers, born in Tampa, Florida on February 4, 1948. Doug began his career as a Fireman and Police Officer with the City of Ft. Myers. In 1974 he became Court Administrator for the 20th Judicial Circuit serving in that position for 28 years. In 2002 Doug accepted the position as the Executive Director for the office of the State Attorney for the 20th Circuit. Doug is survived by his loving family; wife Kathy Wilkinson, stepson Matthew Fronk, his mother, Maxine Bowie and father, Les Wilkinson of Engelwood; his son, William D. Wilkinson, Jr. of Ft. Myers and his wife Stacey; his daughter Karen Pergerson of Dade City and her husband Terry; 2 brothers, Leslie and Welton Wilkinson; 3 grandchildren, Amanda Wilkinson, Shannon Wilkinson, Shannon Wilkinson and Corey Pergerson; numerous aunt and uncles; nieces and nephews; extended family and beloved friends. A Memorial Celebration of Doug's Life will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:30 PM at the Uncommon Friends Pavilion in Centenial Park, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the American Diabetes Assoc., Southwest FL Office, 4902 Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa, FL 33634. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press 24 Jan 2008-- Margaret Merle Wilkison, age 90, of LaBelle, passed away January 22, 2008 in LaBelle. She was born Aug. 23, 1917 in Bainbridge, GA to late Ira Iverson Hollingworth and the late Fredna (Cobb) Hollingsworth.Survivors include four daughters: Carol (Gene) Barnett of Lehigh Acres, Gail (Denny) Wilkison of LaBelle, Helen Spratlin of Alva, Carrie (Scott) Morrison of LaBelle, two sons: Billy Wilkison of LaBelle, Don (Ginger) Lewis of Lakeport, sister: Dale (Glennier) Clyatt of Lake Butler, twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, eleven great-great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Wilkison, granddaughter, Nina Lewis, three sisters and one brother. She was the oldest of five children.Funeral services will be held Sat. January 26, 2008, 10:00 am at First Christian Church, in LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery.Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Jimmy Long, Billy Wilkison, Koty Lewis, Scott Morrison, Matt Barnett and Russell Clement will assist as pallbearers for at the service. Flowers for the service are appreciated or donations can be made to the Margaret Wilkison Memorial Fund c/o Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Ave., LaBelle, FL 33935.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
Fort Myers News-Press, Nov 10 1910 -- The news of the death of Mr. Webb Wilkison will be read all over this nation with sorrow. He was a man who had friends in all sections, a typical Florida cracker with a heart that beat warm for everybody. Ever since boyhood we have known him, and we will all miss him. Mr. Wilkison has been in bad health for the past twelve months. For the past three months he has been in this city residing with his niece, Mrs. G. H. Bryant, where every attention was given him. About a week ago he went down to Captiva, where he hoped to regain his health. While there he was at the home of another niece, Mrs. H. D. Brainerd. Here also he was given every attention, but the end was close at hand, and last Monday night, after much suffering from heart trouble, he passed away. Deceased was a native Floridian, spending nearly his entire life in Lee County, where he has been a popular figure on the range. Generous to a fault, he always had friends. Deceased was a widower, one son being left to mourn his loss, Mr. Jasper Wilkison, who possibly had not yet heard of his father's death, as he is now somewhere on Lake Okeechobee. The remains were interred at Captiva. Our sympathy goes out to those who are left to mourn.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Jan. 7,1928 -- Funeral services will be held at Engelhardt's chapel at 2 o'clock this afternoon for Andrew Jackson Williams, 71, who died yesterday near Venice at the home of his sons, Thomas and Willie E. Williams. Burial will be in the Alva cemetery near Mr. Williams' former home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 4, 1938--Archie C. Williams, 45-year-old logging contractor, died yesterday of injuries received Sunday when a log he was loading on his truck slipped and fell across his back. He is survived by his wife, Edith; his mother, Mrs. George A. Williams; four sons, Archie, jr., Richard, Charles and George,and a daughter, Miss Carlie Williams; five brothers, T. F., W. E., R. L., Earl and Elois; a sister, Miss Jessie Williams. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street with the Rev. E. M. Bryant officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, May 6, 2012 - Arthur G. Williams was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 23, 1925 to George and Emma Williams. Passed away May 3, 2012. Arthur attended school in Irvington, New Jersey and developed a drive to succeed that remained with him throughout his life. He had a love of sports and felt that he could be an excellent coach; therefore he applied to Springfield College, where he spent his freshman year. Realizing that college courses came easy to him, he made the important decision to transfer to Temple University, study hard and pursue a career in dentistry. He always remembered the words of his grammar school shop teacher, following Art's completion of the project of building a model boat. He said to Art, "You have good hands. You would make a great dentist". Arthur became one of the most innovative dentists in the profession, creating new and more efficient dental procedures. In addition to building his practice, Arthur served as a Dentist in the United States Navy. He was stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but continued his Irvington practice on the alternate hours of his military service. In 1962 he was invited to become a member of the prestigious American Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Naturally, he immediately became involved. It was Thanksgiving of 1971 when Arthur married the love of his life, Judy. Together with their five children, the family began a new chapter. He moved his successful dental practice to Mountainside, New Jersey and was able to provide a new community with incredible dental care. In addition, he was closer to his home and his family, therefore allowing him to participate as the "coach" for the activities and sports his children participated in. In 1978, he suffered a serious accident and permanently damaged his elbow which forced him to retire from the active practice of Dentistry. He was never one to take a setback sitting down, Art picked himself up and dedicated much of his time to the position of President of the Mountainside Board of Education. His life was filled with the responsibilities of the Board of Education, lectures on Dental Practice administration and dental technique, travelling throughout the United States, Australia and Europe. In 1982, after many active years as a member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, he was elected President, an honor he took very seriously. "Plan your practice and practice your plan" was his favorite lecture. He spoke of dentistry as a profession and also a business, causing some ridicule from his colleagues. In spite of comments from other dentists, indeed, it was and is a business. Arthur was a champion for courses in management to be taught in the dental schools. During his years in the AADPA he and a number of his colleagues became involved with the Adler Institute. They met several times a year and learned about doctor/patient relationships. It wasn't long before it became obvious that the entire exercise was really learning about one's self. Art's love for boating and fishing brought him and Judy to the greater Fort Myers area thirty seven years ago. They began to spend their winters in Florida, powering his boat back and forth to New Jersey for ten years. He continued to lecture and consult in dental offices and one day he received a phone call that began another chapter in Art's life. A new journal, published quarterly for the dental profession had been developed by the Lippincott Company of Philadelphia. Always a man who welcomed a challenge, Art accepted the position of Editor in Chief, although he had no experience in the publishing business, he did have 30 years experience in every aspect of dentistry, both in technique and in the business of running an office. Retirement was not a problem for Arthur. He and Judy had lots of company both North and South, children, grandchildren, parents, relatives and scores of friends. Who wouldn't want to come to Sanibel Island in the winter time? Art served on the boards of several Sanibel organizations, fished and boated, played golf and took magnificent photographs. In 1995, Art and Judy made the move from Sanibel Island to Fort Myers. They built a beautiful home in Gulf Harbor, living there until this year. In March, 2012 they moved once again, to Cypress Cove. Arthur embraced the 21st century with his love for his wife, his children and grandchildren who he absolutely adored. "Pop Pop" always reminded us that we need to "soar like eagles…..don't waddle like ducks". Good or bad, positive or negative, Arthur's fighting spirit, love of family, devotion to his dear wife, Judy, multitude of friends and strong faith in God served him well throughout his life. Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Judy, his three sons Jonathan, Adam and David, his two daughters Meredyth and Lisa, and his seven grandchildren, Paige, Erin, Hannah, Kathryn, Austin, Justin and Shaun. Services will be held at Temple Beth El on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El Garden of Memories Cemetery, 3200 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers. Shiva Services will be held at the Williams' home 16544 Cypress Villa Lane Fort Myers on Monday, May 7th and Tuesday May 8th at 7:00 p.m. May his memory always be for a blessing.
Fort Myers News-Press, August 1, 2004 - Beloved husband Billy C. Williams, age 38, of Muse, FL, passed away July 29 2004 in Muse. He was born October 31, 1965 in St. Augustine. Billy enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife; Dawn Williams, parents; William & Cathleen Williams of LaBelle, brothers; Steven Williams and Shelburn Williams both of LaBelle, grandfather; Chauncey Williams of St. Augustine and nieces & nephews; Shelby, Hana, Britten and Austin Williams. A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 11:00 AM at the Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Tonight & Monday night from 6-8 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 17, 1948--
Mrs. Blanche R. Williams, 64, of 1239 Monroe
Street, died yesterday after a long illness. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Harry Taylor of Fort Myers and Mrs. J. McDougal of
Miami; three sons, Fred Williams of Everglades, Jimmy Williams of Miami
and Henry Williams of Fort Myers; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Haggan of
Fort Myers. Mrs. Williams came to Fort Myers in 1909 to make her home.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lawrence A.
Powell is in charge of arrangements which will be announced later.
(Fort Myers Cemetery)
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-03-22-- Cary Hunter Williams, 65, resident of St. James City since 1998 passed away March 8, 2005. He was born Feb. 11, 1940 in Miami, FL to parent Clarence and Clara E. Williams. Hunter was a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam aboard the USS Hancock. He retired from Greyhound Bus Lines, was a weather observor at Miami Int'l. Airport and was also a school bus driver for Lee County School System. Hunter was a member of the Pine Island VFW, Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He was also a Past Commander of the VFW in Miami. He is survived by his wife Terry of St. James City, his two sons Shane Williams, Gregory Williams (wife Jessie) and two loving granddaughters Lauren and Amber, all of Knoxville, TN. A private service will be held at a later date.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-03-27-- Charles Kenneth "Ken" Williams, Sr. was born August 11, 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Florida. He is predeceased by his parents "Bessie" and Audra Williams. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Olive Simpson Williams, son Charles "Chuck" Williams, Jr., granddaughter Amy Nolan of Ft. Myers, daughter and husband Kenette and Peter A. Newcombe, grandson, Christopher Newcombe of Tallahassee. Ken came to Ft. Myers in 1938. He graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1949 and was drafted into the Marine Corp and after his discharge attended Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, Texas where he obtained his BA in Agriculture Education. In 1972 Ken decided to return to Ft. Myers and begin his own business, which eventually led to his association with Tempaco, a heating and air conditioning supply business. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 28, 2005, 7:00 PM at the Gulfcoast Church of Christ, 3825 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 9, 2008 Debbie Lynne (Braswell) Williams, born December 13, 1957 went home to be with her Lord, and Savior on November 5, 2008 after a brief illness with cancer. Debbie blessed many with her singing and musical talent. She was studying to be a musical therapist. Our loss is Heaven's gain.Debbie is survived by one son, Willie Graham Braswell, her mother Marilyn Bryant, father Lloyd Williams (Judy), brother Rev. Danny Williams (Debbie), Kevin Williams (Sue), grandfather Rev. Gaynor Blouin, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.Debbie's going home celebration will be at Fellowship of Believers, where she was a member. Rev. Don Lofler, Pastor officiating. Service is 10:30 AM on Monday. Visitation Sunday 5-7 PM at Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota. Interment will be held in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., at 2:30 PM
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 1 2004 - Donald Paul Williams, 69, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a paratrooper with U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. He and his wife moved from Cleveland to Ft. Myers in 1978. He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Ft. Myers, the Knights of Columbus, AMVETS, and the Screen Actors Guild. He had been acting in the local theater groups for many years and in 2000 had a part in the movie "The Crew". He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Theresa; 2 sons, Donald P. (Barbara) Williams, Ft. Myers, & David K. (Bridgette) Williams, Las Vegas; 2 sisters, Patricia Saker & Claire (Robert) McCann of of Cleveland; a grandson, Ethan Williams along with many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Russell Williams. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection of Ft. Myers on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 at 11:00 AM. Internment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Columbus, OH .
Donna Mae Williams, age 62, of LaBelle, passed away December 10, 2004, in Fort Myers. She was born August 3, 1942, in Kokomo, IN. She was a longtime resident of LaBelle.Survivors include her son: Jeff Flora (Loretta) of LaBelle; daughters: Stacy Williams of West Palm Beach and Robin Howard (Shorty) of LaBelle, grandchildren. Dustin Flora, Michael Flora, Cody Flora, Kayla Flora, Nikki Howard and Chipper Waddell. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael J. Flora on December 8, 2004.A graveside funeral service was held December 14 at the Fort Denaud Cemetery with Reverend Lester Grant officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by- Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Caloosa Belle, 9 Mar 2006 -- Dwight Harris Williams, Sr., age 79, of LaBelle, formerly of Loxahatchee, passed away February 27, 2006, in West Palm Beach. He was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Statesville, NC, to Byrd O. Williams and Dora (Souther) Williams. He served in the Navy. Survivors include sons: Kenneth W. Williams, Dwight H. Williams Jr., Dennis Williams; daughters: Betty A. Heninger, Sandi F. Hunter, Bonnie S. Whitehead; brothers: Owen Williams and Johnny Williams; sister: Tump Sloan; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mary L. Williams, daughter, Kathy Lee Niehaus and grandsons: Kyle Matthew Williams and Jeremy Hunter. Funeral services were held March 4 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, in LaBelle with Rev. Johnny Jarriel officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 7, 1950 - Edith L. Williams, 45, died Thursday night after a long illness. She had made her home for the past 28years. Born May 29, 1905 in Georgia. Surviving is her husband, A. D. Williams; five sons, James Ray Williams, Ambrose Williams Jr., Bobby George Williams, McArthur Williams, Curtis Andrew Williams; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith, Mrs. Dorothy Allbritin and Mary Emma Williams; two brothers, T. B. Phillips and J. W. Phillips of Winter Haven; sister, Mrs. Bessie Howell, Gainesville; her mother, Mrs. Emma Wall. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Leo W. Englehardt funeral home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, November 11, 1954-- Funeral services have been set for 3 o'clock Friday afternoon for Mrs. Elizabeth B. Williams, age 55, who died here early Wednesday morning, from the chapel of Young-Harvey, with Mr. Eugene Henderson, pastor, Church of the Christ, officiating. Interment at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Her husband, A. C. Williams, preceded in death in 1937. Survivors include a son, Charles K. Williams, Tice, and a granddaughter, Kenette Kaye Williams. Active pallbearers are P. R. Crews, Jake Hunt, Lester Rizer, Jerry Anthony, Henry Jennings and Warren Jeffcott. Honorary pallbearers, LeRoy Higginson, Clyde Marshall, Stanley Jepson, Howard Summers, Ray Simpson and James Palmer.
Fort Myers News Press, 21 Dec 2005 -- Estle Durwood Williams, age 69, of Ortona, passed away December 18, 2005 in Ortona of Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was born January 29, 1936 in Ortona, the son of Henry Foy and Juanita (Easterly) Williams. Mr. Williams married Jessie LaVerta Potter December 3, 1955 at the Iona Community Church, Ft. Myers. He worked for area ranches as a Cowhand. He was highly educated in cows and hogs. He attended the International Christian Fellowship Church in LaBelle. Survivors include his wife: Jessie (Potter) Williams, sons: Darryl Williams of Ortona, Everett Williams (Janel) of AR, Everett Williams II (Edna). One daughter: Darla Greer (Robbie) of Palmdale, Sister: Minnie Hanson of Muse, a brother: Kirby Williams (Linda) of Immokalee, Sister-in-law, Frances Williams of Felda; Nine Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren; Three step Great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 2:00 pm at International Christian Fellowship Church, LaBelle with Pastor Sammy Co officiating. Interment will follow in the Ortona Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, -- Captain Eugene R. Williams, born July 7, 1912 to Thaddeus and Florida Belle Williams in Ft. Myers, FL passed away August 14, 2004 at his home in Sanford, FL. He was predeceased by his son, Whitney Eugene Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Florence, of Sanford, FL, his son Frank T. Williams (Mary) of Key Largo, FL, and his daughter, Candace Charles (Michael) of Sanford, FL. He leaves nine grandchildren; Michael, Frank, Jennifer (Ken), Bridgette, Amanda (Victor), Heather, Mary Kathryn and Whitney and eight great-grandchildren. Capt. Eugene Williams was from a Florida pioneering family who moved to the state in the early 1800's. Like his ancestors before him, Eugene's life was full and adventurous. During high school, he played football for Ft. Myers High School, which he graduated from in 1933. Upon graduation, he went to work as first mate on his father's charter yachts, and eventually was asked to captain the Porpoise, owned by Marineland of Florida in St. Augustine, supplying fish for the marine studio and for scientific study. Eugene also learned to fly at Emery Riddle School in Miami, FL and was a private flight instructor for the military in Arcadia, FL during World War II. He later moved to Miami and continued working as captain on luxury yachts before moving to Florida Keys where he purchased his first charter boat from Bucky Starke. Upon retirement, Eugene moved to Sanford, FL. Captain Williams' love of the sea and the many tales of Old Florida he imparted over the years will be sorely missed.
FORT MYERS PRESS - August 30, 1923 Following an illness of four years of tuberculosis, Mrs. Flossie E. Williams, age 28, died at her home, 56 Cottage street at 8:10 a.m. Monday. Before her marriage she was Miss Shannahan of Sanibel. She was married twelve years ago to Thomas A. Williams, a boatsman. Besides her husband, Mrs. Williams is survived by five children. The funeral of Mrs. Williams was to take place at 5 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church, South, the Rev. O. A. Thrower officiating. Burial will take place at the Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT-MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Friday, December 15, 1972: Forest E. Williams, 90, of 338 Balboa Ave., Russell Park, died Thursday. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lundquist of Fort Myers and Mrs. Mildred Woodham of Jackson-(next line not legible)St. Louis, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery with the Rev. E. S. Anderson officiating. Friends may call at the federal home until 1 p.m. today. There is also an article: "Skipper Williams Dies at 90" F. E. (Skipper) Williams, who stored up a pile of memories in his 90 years, died Thursday. Those 90 years were packed with action and almost 50 of those years were spent in the Fort Myers area. Williams, of 338 Balboa Ave., Russell Park, probably knew central and southern Florida as well as any man who ever lived in the land. He started out as the son of a Cracker farming family in Suwannee County, born Oct. 13, 1882. He was a regular homestead farmer, speculating in the tomato business, operating a store, drilled well, fished, was a carpenter and was a boilerman. He and his late wife Victoria raised a fine crop of children, and they in turn raised a fine crop of Skipper's grandchildren including Mrs. Myron (Marilyn) Lawson with whom he spent his last years here and broadcasting personality Vernon Lundquist. Williams always loved the Florida sunshine and didn't stay lone with any job that took him out of it. But he always was working until he retired from the fishing business. His trades took him from Suwannee County to the Keys, from East Coast to West, but his home base was mostly Fort Myers. He outlived most of his contemporaries, but would chat about his Florida with his friends, smoking a cigar now and then, chewing tobacco when moved, sitting on the front porch and being a friend to his dog when human cronies weren't around to share a beer. "What I don't know would make a mighty big book," he once said, "but what I do know would make another." The book is closed now.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thurs., Oct. 28, 1982 - Frank Thomas Williams,71, of Estero and Naples, died Tuesday October 26th in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital. He was born in Caxambas (Lee County), Fl., March 3, 1911 and lived all of his life in this area. He is survived by his wife, Sybil Williams; two daughters, Frances C. Tweed of St. Petersburg and Ramona Giroux of Norfolk, Va.; three brothers, Carl I. Williams of Ponce de Leon, Fl., T. Lawrence Williams of North Fort Myers and Eugene R. Williams of Miami; two sisters, Ruby Kipple of Franklin, N.C. and Elizabeth Peoples of North Fort Myers; two grand-daughters, Kris Ann Tweed and India Frances Giroux; also several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt's Funeral Home with Dr. Richard W. Rohrer of the First United Methodist church of Naples and Dr. Waldo Farabee of First United Methodist Church of Plant City officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 15, 1933--Mrs. G. B.(Gene) Williams, the former Miss Gene Allen, daughter of Mrs. A. J. Allen, sr., of Fort Myers, died Wednesday night in Jacksonville after an illness of two years. At the time of her death, Mrs. Williams was a patient in a Jacksonville hospital where she had recently been removed from a sanatorium in Asheville, N. C. Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt and Sons funeral home on McGregor boulevard. The Rev. Joseph F. Bell of the First Methodist church will be in charge of the services and burial will take place in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mrs. Williams' husband, G. B. Williams, will accompany the body to this city. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Allen, two sisters, Mrs. Irbie Johnson and Mrs. Allen Powell, and two brothers, Rob Allen and Capt. A. J. Allen, all of Fort Myers. Mrs. Williams was 34 years old. She grew up in Fort Myers and graduated from Fort Myers high school. Pallbearers for the funeral this afternoon will be F. B. Tippens, Dr. M. F. Johnson, Capt. A. N. Wintle, J. H. Hartsfield, Wm. F. Sutton and J. E. Yelvington.
Fort Myers News-Press, May 10, 2009 - George Williams, 89, peacefully passed away on May 3, 2009 in Ft. Myers, FL. George was born on September 6, 1919, on a small cotton farm near Cardwell, Missouri. George was the first of seven children of Ira Dalton and Myrtle Mae Williams. George left the quiet farm life to serve his country soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the 32nd Division of the 128th Infantry. George was deployed to New Guinea where he was engaged in combat service until wounded. He subsequently served in General MacArthur's Australian headquarters when he met the love of his life, Fay Kelley. George married Fay on Thanksgiving Day 1944 at the Albert Street Methodist Church in Brisbane, Australia. They were married for 64 happy years. George was passionate about politics and education. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in business education and political science. He went on to earn his masters degree from the University of Mississippi. He began his teaching career in Steele, Missouri and in 1958 became a high school teacher in Alva. He taught at N. Fort Myers High School and Edison Community College and was Chairman of the Business Education Department at Cypress Lake High School.George had an unwavering belief in Christ and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. As a testament to his faith, he took great pride in personally greeting all new members and visitors to First United Methodist Church.George served for a number of years as Chairman of the local Democrat Party and was a founding member of the South West Florida Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He was an avid amateur radio operator (W4KOB) and introduced many others throughout the world to his enjoyable hobby.George is survived by his sisters (Audrey and Dorothy); his son George (Ellen) Williams, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; his grandchildren, Renee Williams, Erin (Troy) Pinta and Kelly (Amy) Williams;and his great grandchildren Adam, Dalton, Gavin, Austin and Jacob whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his true love of 64 years Fay Kelley Williams; his parents, Ira Dalton and Myrtle Mae Williams; and his siblings James Edward, Gracie Wayne, Winford and Lester.The family would like to thank the caregivers who provided compassionate support to George during his illness.Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 2466 First Street on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Ft. Myers or a charity of your choice in honor of George Williams. Arrangements by Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral
Ft Myers News-Press, March 16, 2001 - Glasper Lavelle Williams passed away Sunday, March 11, 2001. Funeral services for Glasper LaVelle Williams will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2001 from Hickson's Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m., TODAY from Hickson's Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, 3696 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. 334-6440.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 4, 2010 - Hallie M. (Driggers) Williams, age 88, of Alva, passed away April 1, 2010 in Cape Coral. She was born Apr. 8, 1921 in Hillsborough County, Florida to the late Alfred Driggers and the late Lilly Thelma (Surgnier) Driggers. Hallie was a resident of Alva for the past fifty-nine years. She worked as a food service worker at Alva Middle School for twenty-one years. Survivors include her sons: Edward Walker, Dale Williams, step son, Arvin Williams, daughters, Edna Mae Whidden and Patty Allen, sisters: Eloise Grimes and Phyllis Jackson, grandchildren, Stethanie Ohliger, Robin Suarez, Angela Sanchez, Matthew Luckey, Rhonda McClure, Nichole Williams, Saige Walker, Trenton Williams and Jennifer Cammilleri, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Medford Williams and daughter, Sue Luckey. Funeral services will be held Wed. April 7, 2010, 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Alva with Brother George Henderson Jr. and Brother Norman Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery, Alva.Visitation will be Tuesday, Apr. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 7, 1974 A North Fort Myers pioneer and rancher, Hugh M. "Dad" Williams, 79, died Wednesday. He was a lifelong resident of North Fort Myers. A second genertion Lee Countian, he was a member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rabe O. Wilkison Post 38, American Legion and the Pioneer Club.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lee Williams; one daughter, Mrs. Christina Huffmaster; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Hazel Williams, all of North Fort Myers; a son, Hubert L. Williams of Vacaville, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Neil Williams of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home with Elder O. H. Bentzinger of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery. March 8, 1974 - Funeral services for Hugh M. (Dad) Williams, 79, of North Fort Myers, will be held today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home with Elder O. H. Bentzinger of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating.Honorary pallbearers will be George Prevatt, W. F. Huffmaster, Bernard H. Moore, John Lanier, Walter Kaune III, and Howard Whitehead. Active pallberers will be Vance Sweeting, Samuel Sweeting, Michael Huffmasater, Jerry Seward, Neil Gordon and Bill Caprefall. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery in North Fort Myers.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS,
Thursday, Feb. 14, 1901-- Mr. J.B. Williams of
Marco, died in Ft. Myers last Sunday.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 7, 2010 - James E. Williams Jr. passed away peacefully on March 4, 2010 in Naples, Florida. He was 77 years old. He leaves behind his wife Diane, to whom he was married for 53 years and was the father of four children, Jamie Williams (Sandra) of Naples, Fla., Susan Blust (Mark) of Ft. Myers, Fla., Carrie Williams of Naples , and John Williams (Belynda) of Naples. He also has 12 grandchildren, Amber, Dylan, Alexandria, Samantha, Landen, Will, J.R., Robbie, Maggie, Jared, Shane and Gracen and two great-grandchildren Zoe and Jace.James served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. James was a successful Florida farmer of vegetables, citrus and cattle. He was one of the last independent farmers in Immokalee upon his retiring in 2005. He served as a Director of Florida Community Bank, a Board Member for the Big Cypress Basin, Board Member for the Immokalee Water and Sewer District and a Member of the Florida Cattleman's Association. James was recognized by the Naples Jaycees for exceptional progress in agriculture and contributions to the community and by the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce in recognition and significant contribution in the agricultural community for the Immokalee area. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and had a passion for helicopters.He always loved to watch football and was a standout football player at Wauchula High School and in the Army was recruited by LSU to play football but turned down the scholarship to return home to begin his life long journey in farming. James was always a man who believed in helping others in need and always felt that what you give to others comes back to you in life. His life motto could be summed up as, "hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."Services will held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Unity of Naples Church,2000 Unity Way Naples, FL 34112. Ph: (239) 775-3009 In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in James' name to the Alzheimer's Support Network Caregivers Resource Center 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21 Naples. Florida 34102. Phone number is 239-262-8388 or a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com
Belle, Sept 2, 2009 - Jessie James Williams,
age 80, of LaBelle,
passed away Aug. 30, 2009, in LaBelle. He was born July 4, 1929 in
Athens, Ala., to the late Charlie Williams and the late Lenetta
Ridgeway Williams. Jessie was a resident of LaBelle for the past
fifty-five years and worked for many years as general contractor. When
he moved to LaBelle, he began working for Brown Tiger Ridgdill. He also
worked for George Burchard and Bill Maddox. He eventually became a
general contactor and worked with his family in construction for many
years. Survivors include his wife, Dean Williams; sons, Ricky Williams
(Sue), Gary Williams (Rose) and Mark Williams (Diane), all of LaBelle;
brothers and sisters, Biladine, Estel, Arlene, Linda, Sherri, Steve,
Frankie, Kipp and Terry; grandchildren, Joy Walters, Jenna Williams,
Ginger Williams, Angela Taylor (Eddie), Doug Williams (Tracy), Garrett
Williams, Crystal Corbitt (Phil), Lisa Chapman (Blake) and Brian
Williams; and great-grandchildren, Dalton Walters, Jessie Taylor,
Justin Taylor, Tanna Williams, Piper Williams, Rylan Corbitt, Micah
Corbitt and Bailey Chapman. Funeral services were 9 a.m., Wednesday
Sept. 2, in Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Ralph Nicholson
officiating. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 24, 2005 - Joel A. Williams Jr., 65, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at his home in Ft.Myers. He was a lifetime Florida resident and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Joel was previous owner of Williams Hardware in E. Ft.Myers.He was preceded in death by his father J.A. Williams, Sr. Joel is survived by his mother, Louise Williams, his wife, Rena Williams, daughters, Cindy Beams, Renae Brabham, son-in-law Danny Brabham and grandchildren Laci Harrell, Joey Harrell, Tyler Brabham and Dillon Brabham.Visitation will be Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov.
21, 1932--John Williams, 53, who had been
ill for several months at his home on Bay street, died at 5:30
yesterday. The body was taken to Fort Ogden by Lawrence A. Powell,
where funeral services were conducted yesterday afteroon by Rev. Mr.
Tooke. Mr. Williams is survived by his father, N. K. Williams, two
brothers, J. E. and Leon Williams, five sisters, Mrs. Carrie Sloan,
Mrs. Floyd Daughtrey, Mrs. Bertha Tippins, Mrs. Effie Lanier and Mrs.
Eva Lewis, and a son Oscar williams. He formerly lived at Ft. Ogden,
but moved here on account of his health.
Ft Myers NewsPress, 2004-04-27 - Julia E Dickson Williams, born May 7, 1919 in Ft. Myers, died Friday, April 23, 2004. She was a granddaughter of Edward Marshall Williams a pioneer whose family moved to the Ft. Myers area in 1883. She was a lifelong resident of Ft. Myers. Julia was predeceased by her husband Clare J. Williams. She was a partner in Frey's Prescription Shop until her retirement, a member of the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 35 years and a volunteer with the SW Florida Historical Society. She is survived by sons Larry G. (Hannelore) Williams and Gary A. (Trudy) Williams, sister Margaret D. Frey, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be on Wednesday April 28, at 11:00 AM, family will greet visitors one hour prior to service at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Chaplain Tom Rickards will officiate. Interment will follow at Ft. Myers Cemetery on Michigan Ave.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 6,2008 - Laddie Ray Fabian Williams was born December 4, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan to Ray L. and Ruth Williams, school teachers in Saginaw and later at Standish Michigan. Moved to Fort Myers, Florida as a teenager and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1951. He earned the Eagle Scout Award in the Boy Scouts and was the Lodge Chief of the Calusa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. Mr. Williams also was presented with the E. Urner Goodman Portfolio by the Osceola Lodge 564. After a year at the University of Florida he returned to Fort Myers and established a business building homes. He returned to the University of Florida and earned a bachelor's degree and Masters Degree in Education with a major in Vocational Education. He worked in the Career Education Center as placement and follow-up officer when these services were first offered in the Alachua County Public Schools. He was a loyal Gator Fan. He then became one of the first Computer teachers in the Alachua County School System, teaching at Howard Bishop Middle School. Laddie retired from the Alachua County School Board in June, 2000. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Gainesville. He also was a member of the Gainesville Camellia Society. His wife, Sandra Howell Williams of Gainesville, formerly of Micanopy, survives Laddie. He is also survived by his brother and sister in-law Jerry and Martha Williams of Orlando, FL. He is also survived by his daughters, Paula Williams of Alachua, Shannon Hopkins of Starke, FL, Kristie Ward of Lake Butler, FL and a son, David Williams of Gainesville, FL. Grandchildren are Desiree and Danielle Williams, Kyle Reyes, Scott and Lenora Hopkins, and Morgan Arnold, Dustin Williams, Cory and Brittany Fischer. He is also survived by his step-children, Mozelle Yawn of Hazelhurst, GA, Jackie Allen of Micanopy, FL, Emory Christian of Rogers Arkansas, Janet and Clay Allen of Virginia Beach and numerous step grand-children and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Milam Funeral Home, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville. A Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church Chapel, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sund. May 12, 1946 - Mrs. Lula
May Williams, 52, died yesterday afternoon at her home
in Pinecrest. She leaves her husand, Robert Williams; five daughters,
Mrs. Walter Brown, Mrs. Lawrence Harrison, Mrs. Todd Gritch, Miss Rose
Williams and Miss Birdie May Williams; three sons, Robert, Lee and
Herman Williams; her father, James M. Howell; a sister, Mrs. nettie
House and 3 brothers, Colin, Hardy and Walter Howell. Funeral
arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.
Fort Myers News Press--Nov 7, 2007 Marvin Lonnie Williams, age 84, of Ortona, passed away November 4, 2007 in Ortona. He was born Feb. 19, 1923. Marvin served his country in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier "Cisco Bay". The remaining of his life was spent as a rancher, butcher and the best cook in the world. He was a lifelong member of the Ortona Holiness Church. Marvin will always be remembered as having the most generous and giving heart. He believed in and had total faith in his God without waver. To him, his family was his greatest joy and the time he spent with them was what he was all about. Survivors include his four daughters: Cassie M. Williams of Ortona, Dorinda W. (Sal) Campos of Ortona, Stephanie S. (Eddie) Sherrod of Centre, AL, Londa M. Williams of Ortona, son: Gerald V. Smith of LaBelle, twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Lonnie R. Williams and Juanita (Townsend) Williams, sister, Cassie J. Williams, wives: Doris A. (Wooten) Williams and Geraldine (Jackson) Williams, infant daughter, Lonell C. Williams Funeral services will be held Thu. November 8, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Ortona Holiness Church in Ortona. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-10-17 - Mary L. Williams, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away Oct. 15, 2004 in LaBelle. She was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Siler City, NC to George W. Fogelman and Ida Jones Fogelman. Survivors include her husband: Dwight H. Williams, Sr., sons: Kenneth W. Williams, Dwight H. Williams, Jr. and Dennis Williams, daughters: Betty A. Heninger, Sandi F. Hunter and Bonnie Whitechad, brothers: Jimmy and Robert Fogelman, sister: Margaret Fogelman, sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter: Kathy Lee Niehaus and grandsons: Kyle Matthew Williams and Jeremy Hunter. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2004, 3:00 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Sammy Co, Rev. Johnny Jarriel and Pastor Bob Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home in LaBelle. Friends are invited to share a meal with the family immediately following the funeral at International Christian Fellowship, 233 S. Clark St., LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, 17 Mar 2005-- Mary St. Jacobs Smith Williams, 82, a retired educator died Monday, March 14, 2005. A native of Jacksonville, Mrs. Williams had lived in Tallahassee for the past 16 years. She was a resident of Ft. Myers, where she had taught physical education and health at Dunbar High School and Lee Middle School for 33 years. Mrs. Williams graduated from Stunton Senior High School in Jacksonville in the class of 1941. She received her Bachelor of Science from North Carolina College at Durham, and her Master of Science in physcial education from Indiana University. She was a charter member of the Theta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a member of Phi Delta Kappa teacher's fraternity, the Sor-Frat Club, Friends Forever, Daughters of the Elks Lodge and since 1946, a member of Mount Olive AME Church, where she had served in several capacities including being a member of choir No. 2. Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law Renee S. Tolliver & Edward G. Tolliver of Tallahassee; a son, Calvin E. Freeman & wife Michelle of Ft. Myers; five grandsons, Steven B. Powell, Michael W. Toliver & Marvin Freeman, Christopher Freeman & Erric Freeman; and two granddaughters, Alexis Freeman and Cuoshatta Tolliver. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Smith in 1978 and Edward C. Williams in 1985. The service will be at 11:00 AM Friday at Mount Olive AME Church in Ft. Myers with burial at Ft. Myers Cemetery.Viewing will be Today from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Mount Olive AME Church. Local arrangements by Hickson Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-08-22 -- Medford D. (Med) Williams, a resident of Alva for over 50 years, passed away Friday morning in Cape Coral, one week prior to his 87th birthday. Med was born in Anderson, AL and came to FL in the late 1930's as a saw mill operator and later became a state employee for 30 years as a bridge tender in Alva on the old turn bridge and ended his career operating a new drawbridge. Many will remember Med for his skills as a raccoon hunter and trapper, as well as his love of family, friends fishing and playing cards. Survivors include his wife: Hallie Williams, sons: Arvin of Ft. Myers, Dale of Alva, daughters: Irene Newman of Plant City, Sue Luckey of Alva, Patty Allen of Lehigh, step-children: Edward Walker of Hollywood, CA, Edna Whidden of Belle Glade, sisters: Lerlene McConnel of Anderson, AL, and Brina Nelson of Five Point, TN, 17 grandchildren and a host of great & great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Adrian and J.D. Williams. Funeral services will be Monday, August 23, 2004, 10:30 AM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend George Henderson officiating. Following interment at Alva Cemetery, the family will welcome friends at the Woodmen Lodge, 2850 Packinghouse Rd., Alva for refreshments and fellowship. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 from 1-5 PM at the funeral home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Paultryl Enyia Williams, 7 years of age, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Lehigh Regional Medical Center in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Paultryl was born in Fort Myers, Florida on January 31, 2005, a daughter of Paul E. Williams, Sr. and Tiffany Roberts. She is survived by her parents, Paul E. Williams, Sr and Tiffany Roberts of Lehigh Acres, FL; her brothers and sisters, Rickey Hixon III, Kanesha Hixon, Paul Williams II, Ja’Paul Williams, Mi-tilya McCarter, Kevonnis McCarter, Paultaisha Williams, Paulshyni Williams, Paul Williams III and Pauljyriah Williams; Visitation will be held Friday, May 4, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at New Image Tabernacle Church, 4630 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. Interment will be in City Cemetery, Fort Myers, Florida. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com. The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 11, 1935--Mrs. Pearl Williams, wife of Aerial H. Williams, operator at the Arcade theater, died at the Lee memorial hospital last night of pneumonia. She was 32 years old. She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hedrick, and a son, George, and four brothers, Ralph, Hugh, Harold and Murl Hedrick, and a sister, Mrs. William Strickland. The body will be sent to Vinennes, Ind., today by Undertaker Lawrence A. Powell for burial. Mrs. Williams had just returned from Vincennes to attend the funeral of a sister and a cold taken there developed into pneumonia
THE NEWS-PRESS, May 8, 2006-- Ralph J. Williams, 74, died May 8, 2006 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born July 8, 1931 in Fort Myers to the late Getzon J. Williams and Annie (Summerall) Williams. Ralph is survived by his brothers, Bert (Carol) Williams and Earl (Francell) Williams; sisters, Norma J. Bundy, Corine (Dave) Harrison, and Peggy A. Miller. A private service will be held at a later date. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880.
THE NEWS-PRESS - May 26, 2002-- Richard 'Dick' Freeburn Williams, 75, of St. James, FL, died May 26, 2002. He was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Sarasota, FL. He was a son of the late Archie and Edith (Freeburn) Williams. He is survived by a sister, Carlie J. Young, Fort Myers, brother, Archie C. Williams (Marjorie) Menisott Beach, NC; Charles S. Williams of Naples, George A. Williams, No. Ft. Myers, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Williams was a US Army WWII veteran. He was a supervisor for Robb & Stuckey Furniture and Interior Design and a lifetime resident of Cape Coral. Cremation entrusted to Fuller Funeral Home.
Robert Byron Williams, age 71, of LaBelle, passed away July 17, 2012 in Fort Myers. He was born Sep. 17, 1940 in Gardner, FL, to the late John Thomas Williams and the late Pearlie Mae (Bryant) Williams. He served in the Army. Survivors include daughters: Robin (Shorty) Howard of LaBelle and Stacy Williams of West Palm Beach, son: Jeff (Loretta) Flora of AL , sisters: Wanda (Clyde) Sarver of Leesburg and Shirley (Chuck) Carling of LaBelle and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Son, Mike Flora and brothers and sisters. Funeral Services were held Sat, July 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Lester Grant and Pastor Brian Gilley officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
THE NEWS-PRESS, May 22, 2006-- Robert M. Williams, Jr., 88, formerly of Fort Myers, FL, passed away in Ocala, FL on May 22, 2006. He is survived by his children, Robert M. Williams III (Vivian); Avanah Jent (James), Georgianna McDaniel (Dawson); 6 grandchildren: Joy, Hope and Brantley Williams, Jami Hommerbocker, George and Anna McDaniel. Funeral services will be onducted on Friday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland, FL with committal service at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice House, 9505 SW 110 St., Ocala, FL 34482.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 12, 2009 - Robert Wood Williams, Jr., 82, of Fort Myers, FL, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 20, 1926 to Robert Wood Williams and Helen Gibbs Williams. He graduated from Yale in 1947 and earned an MBA from New York University in 1958.Bob met his wife, Rosetta Marie Adams Williams, better known as "Jeff," while they were teaching in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut and the Beirut College for Women, respectively. They were married in Beirut on June 22, 1951.Bob had a varied career as an economist, banker, consultant, and executive at various organizations, including the Bank Nationale de Paris, the World Bank, and the Hartford Business School in Paris. Most of his career was spent in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa.In the early 90's, Bob and Jeff chose Fort Myers to build a state-of-the-art energy efficient home with a native plant garden. He was founding director for the Home Ownership Resource Center of Lee County, a position he held until retiring at age 80. He was recognized by Mayor James Humphrey for his efforts on behalf of the citizens of Fort Myers to obtain low-interest home loans to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley.Bob loved to play tennis and delighted in singing. He was a member of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's a cappella singing group. He was also an avid sailor who crossed the Atlantic in his 27-foot boat Ishtar as part of the Christopher Columbus 500th Anniversary Flotilla.Bob is survived by his wife, Rosetta M. Adams Williams; his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert W. Williams III and Kathryn Graehl of Memphis, TN, and grandsons Alexander and Evan Graehl Williams; his daughter and son-in-law, Leslie Adams Williams Silbergh and Alan C.M. Silbergh of Oakland, CA; his brother and sister-in-law, Rufus M.G. Williams and Sheila Janey Williams of Glyndon, MD; and his sister, Cornelia Williams Baldwin of Chicago, IL.Bob was a vibrant, creative and intelligent man with great generosity of spirit, good humor, and charm.His family is planning a memorial for early 2010 in Fort Myers to celebrate his life.
THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Dec. 18, 1926--Mrs. Sarah Williams, better known in Fort Myers as "Aunt Sarah," a resident here for twenty-seven years past, died at her home, 1914 Evans avenue this morning at 5:30 a.m. One of the most respected among the colored residents, and owner of considerable properties in the city, Aunt Sarah has long been a familiar figure in the city. She formerly lived at Cleveland avenue and Johnson street where she owned a large block of property. She is survived by a daughter, Ella M. Piper of this city, a grandchild, Willie Reed of New York and three great grandchildren in New York. The funeral will probably be held Tuesday, but arrangements have not yet been completed, pending word from relatives at a distance.
Caloosa Belle, 20 Sep 2007 -- Sandra Lee (Sayre) Williams, age 78, of Nashville, Ark., formerly of LaBelle, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in Nashville, Ark. She was born Aug.13, 1929 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Russell A. and Clara A. Taflinger Sayre. She was a homemaker and a veterinarian assistant. She moved to Nashville in the early 1970"s with her husband where they started a veterinarian practice. She was a protestant. She loved cooking, working on the farm beside her husband and she loved animals. She was a member of Tri Delta Sorority. She was preceded in death by four sons, Steve, Lee, Mark and Hank Williams. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dr. Jack Williams of Nashville, Ark.; daughter, Donalyn Williams of Nashville, Ark. and a host of friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Ortona Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle and Nashville Funeral Home, Nashville, Ark.
Fort Myers News-Press, 14 Dec 2006-- Sybil Ramona Hiers Williams: A Florida Pioneer Life Born in Medulla, Florida in Polk County on September 14, 1915, to George Martin Hiers Sr. and Ruby Lee Hicks Hiers, Sybil Ramona Hiers Williams departed this life on December 12,2006. Her life and achievements spanned nine decades and many Florida locations. Growing up in rural Polk County Florida, she helped her paralyzed grandfather tend his orange grove. After graduating from high school she overcame many obstacles to receive a B.S. degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She attended school for 16 years while raising children, teaching school and helping her husband run a dairy and other business ventures. Her greatest passion in life was teaching children. Her 33 years of teaching included a multi-grade, one room schoolhouse on Sanibel Island, as well as classes in Gasden and Collier Counties. She taught children in Everglades City and Chokoloskee, retiring in 1973 after teaching for many years at Shadowlawn Elementary in Naples. Children in her classes enjoyed unique activities, such as learning about geography while taking an imaginary trip around the world. After retirement she spent many happy years in her home in her beloved Naples, where she enjoyed walking, volunteering in classrooms, learning to use a computer, and attending services at the First United Methodist Church, where she was a long time member. Sybil was also an active member of the order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, a life member of Florida retired educators, and a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Frances C. Tweed of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Ramona W. Giroux of Longmont, Colorado, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and by many loving nieces, nephews and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Thomas Williams, two beloved brothers, O. K. Hiers and George Martin Hiers, and one sister, Miriam H. King. The family will receive friends Friday, December 15, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel, 2011 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples.Service will be held the First United Methodist Church, 388 First Avenue South, Naples,10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2006, followed by entombment in the Fort Myers City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home at www.fumch.org or by phone at (386)668-4774. Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel(239)597-8888.
Fort Myers News-Press May 8, 2008 Thelma Louise Williams, age 92, of LaBelle, passed away May 6, 2008 in Lehigh Acres. She was born May 10, 1915 in Sweetwater, FL to the late Thomas Allen Altman and the late Locia (Durrance) Altman. She was a resident of the area for the past seventy-two years.Survivors include daughter: Joan Wilkison(Horace) of LaBelle, five grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband: James Blount Jr., second husband: T.L. "Smiley" Williams, daughter: Sue Williams Martin. A graveside services will be held Fri. May 9, 2008 at 10:00 am at Ortona Cemetery, 12870 W. SR 78, Moore Haven. Donations may be made to Oakbrook of LaBelle, 250 Broward Av., LaBelle, FL 33935.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press 31 Jan 2008-- Thomas (Jack) Williams of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on January 28, 2008. He was born in Dalhart, TX to John and Ethel Williams on June 4, 1921. He has resided in Fort Myers, FL since 1943.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean Moraine Williams; two sisters, Lois Grupe Warrenburg of Clarendon, TX and Nell Barnhill of Amarillo, TX; his two daughters, Jill Hinson (Terrence) of Hinsonton, GA and Jina Browder of Fort Myers, FL; five grandchildren, Bo Hensley, Ashley Hensley (Jaymes), Jami Browder, Jacki Jones (Seth), and Lindsley Mathison; and many beloved nieces and nephews.Jack was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross Award. He flew many different types of planes, and flew 151 combat missions in the Pacific. He was a decorated veteran receiving numerous honors and awards. After World War II, Jack and Jean moved to Fort Myers, FL where he was a partner in the Frizzell Architectural firm. When he retired in 1985, Jack and Jean spent most of their new found free time in Franklin, NC visiting with friends and family.A grave side memorial service will be held Friday, February 1, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Fort Myers News-Press, Wed., March 28, 1986, Hendry Co.-- Thomas Lee "Smiley" Williams, 73, passed away Tuesday in Naples Community Hosptial. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of LaBelle; a daughter, Joan Wilkinson of Naples, one sister, Fay Rimes of Zolfo Springs, FL, 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ortona Holiness Church with Rev. J. E. Lowe officiating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery. Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 1961: Mrs. Victoria Williams, 73, of 113 Balboa, Russell park, died suddenly Thursday evening at her home. She had been a resident here for the past 37 years. Survivors include her husband, F. E. Williams, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lundquist of Fort Myers and Mrs. Mildred Woodham of Jacksonville, one son James R. Williams of Paloalto, Calif., 14 grandchildren and several great grand children. She was a member of Russell Park Baptist church. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Harvey Funeral Home.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 10, 2004 - Virginia Lee Blanco Williams, 90, of Brevard, NC died Thursday October 7, 2004. She was a native of Ft. Myers, Fl., the daughter of the late Louis and Hattie Blanco. Her husband, Bard H. Williams and a son, Bard "Bimby" H. Williams, Jr, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Williams was a charter member of the Church of God; an award winning Master Gardner, accomplished pianist and composer of gospel music, and a bible scholar. Survivors include her four children, Paul Sheridan Williams of Inverness, FL, Linda Arlene McCosh of Brevard, Patti Ann McQuattie of Reno, NV, and Stephen Michael Williams of Hillsborough, NC; a sister, Ruby Griffin of Arcadia, FL; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Private services were held. Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 31, 1943 -- William Henry Williams, 82 years old, died last night at his home on McGregor Boulevard from a long illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ella Williams, and five sons, J. J., I.M., P. J. & W. L. He has made his home in Lee County for the past 30 years, coming from Baker county. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements which will be announced later.-- FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, February 1, 1943 -- Funeral services for William Henry Williams, 92 years old, who died at his home Saturday night, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First Street, with the Rev.Leroy Crider officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: L. E. Horne, J. N. Griner, Frank Pedgett, Alvin Gorton, Tom Harrison, Lester Curry. The honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Hobbs, Ernest Harrison, Coleman Crawford, Newton Robinson, Woodrow Robinson, Riley Wilkes. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 18, 1951--
William Lee Williams, 53, died yesterday
morning in a Clearwater hospital. He had been a resident of Fort Myers
for 43 years. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable
Williams, and four brothers: Ira M. of Fort Myers, J. J. of
Jacksonville, A. B. of Orlando and P. J. of Clearwater. McQueen
& Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Interment in
Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 31 2004-- Elizabeth K. Williamson, 59, of Ft. Myers died December 28, 2004 in Bell, FL. She was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was a member of Church of God. Elizabeth is survived by her husband James Ray Williamson of Bell, FL, mother Doris Martin of LaBelle, FL; daughter Lurine Floyd of Fanning Springs, FL, Kathy Landrum of N. Ft. Myers; sons Ron Williamson of Fanning Springs, Troy Williamson of Ft. Myers, David Williamson and Raymond Williamson both of N. Ft. Myers and a sister Carolyn Saunders of Oregon.Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, FL.Fort Myers News-Press, December 2, 2012 - Margaret Williamson, 91, of Cape Coral, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012. She was born in
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Aug. 26, 1927--The body of Henry Williford, who was struck by a log and killed yesterday morning at the J. W. McWilliams sawmill at Slater, will be taken to his former home in Mississippi today for burial by his wife and their three children. Williford was guiding a log into the whirling circular saw when the log was flipped out of the runway and crashed down on him. He was rushed immediately to the Lee Memorial hospital where Dr. Baker Whitnant was ready to operate, but Williford died during the trip. The body is being prepared for burial at L. W. Engelhardt's undertaking establishment.
Fort Myers News-Press, September 13, 2009 - Ryan Robert Willin born November 11, 1969, died September 10, 2009. Ryan served in the United States Navy and the Lee County Sheriff's Department. Ryan is survived by his beloved wife Tia, sons Joel, Nathan, and Jeremiah, daughter Sarah, parents Bob and Ruth, brother Ronnie, sisters Rene Stueber and Robin Beechey, in-laws Pete and Sandy Singer, and many nieces and nephews and loved ones. Funeral services will be on Monday at 6:00 PM at The Vineyard Community Church, 923 S.E. 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Donations for the care of Ryan's children will be accepted in lieu of flowers. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, suite 1, Fort Myers, FL 33901. 239-274-0088, www.gendronfuneralhome.com Family Owned & Operated
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS,
Sept. 6, 1930--Mrs. Bertha Willis, 57,
wife of H. F. Willis, Atlantic Coast Line conductor, died at her home
at 42 Second street last night following a prolonged illness. The body
was removed last night to the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. It will
be held there awaiting instructions from Mrs. Willis' brother in
Inverness, where burial is to take place.
Fort Myers News-Press, July 7, 2004 - Albert Floyd Wilson, 93 years, of Ft. Myers died July 4, 2004. He was born in Buckingham, FL the son of the late William and Lilly (Upchurch) Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William, sister Nellie and son Britt Pomeroy Sr. and grandson Francis Pomeroy.Mr. Wilson was a local citrus grower and agriculture inspector with the State of Florida for many years.He is survived by his loving niece Mary Louise Conley of Ft. Myers and her daughter Linda, his children Louise and Ed Wladren, Alice Pomeroy, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many cousins and dearest friend Bobby and Mazie Howard. Visiting hours will be held Thursday July 8, 2004 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers with a funeral service at 1 PM. Burial will follow in theFt. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 21, 2009 - Andia Denise Wilson, 30 of Naples, Florida died at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 after courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.She was born in Naples, Florida on June 28, 1978, beloved daughter of Jodi Wilson and Larry Green.In addition to her parents, Andia is survived by her loving spouse and significant other, Edgerrin James Sr; her adored children, Edquisha James, age 11, Eyahna James, age 7, Edgerrin James, Jr; age 4 and Euro James, age 2. Also survived by her grandmother, Viola Fuller. A Funeral Service and Celebration of Andia's Life will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. Visitation at the church on Wednesday, prior to the service, from 11:00 - 1:00 P.M. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105. www.fullerfuneralhome.com
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 11, 1936--Mrs. Caroline Muller Wilson, 86-year-old South Florida pioneer, died last night at her home on Marsh avenue afater an illness of five months. Members of her family, one of the most widely known in Lee county, were at her bedside when death came. Mrs. Wilson, widow of the late Francis James Wilson, came to Fort Myers from Quincy, Fla, 62 years ago when there were only a few families living here. Her husand was one of the first county commissioners and also served Lee county in the legislature as a representative. Mrs. Wilson had eight children of which four daughters are now alive. She was the mother of the late Mrs. R. A. henderson, sr. In addition to 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, Mrs. Wilson is survived by four daughters. They are Mrs. Lena E. Lutkins, Mrs. C. L. Starnes and Mrs. Carmen Prince of Fort Myers and Mrs. R. L. Mitchell of Jacksonville. Mrs. Wilson was an ardent worker in the First methodist church and her home always had one room reserved for visiting or resident ministers. An orphan when she was four years old, Mrs. Wilson was raised together with former Governor Mitchell of Florida. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the First Methodist church with the Rev. G. F. Roberts of Sarasota officiating. The Engelhardt Funeral home has charge of arrangements.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wednesday, July 11, 1990 - Donald Frederick Wilson, 59, born in Lakeland, Fla. Feb. 24, 1931 passed away July 8, 1990 at his home at 1011 South town and River, Fort Myers. He was a member of McGregor Baptist Church. He was a resident of Fort Myers, since 1951. Don was the President of Wolfer Produce Company since 1975, a family business his father and he started in 1951. He is survived by his wife, Maebelle Wilson; sons, Mitch Melvin, Dwain Melvin, Terry Melvin, Keith Melvin, Warren Melvin all of Fort Myers; brothers, William Karl Wilson of Brevard, N.C., Smoot Wilson of Tampa, Olin Wilson of Fort Myers and Billy Wilson of San Marcus, Texas. uneral services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. from the hapel of the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., with Rev. avid Goins officiating. Pallbearers will be employees of Wolfer Produce, Gregory L. Davis, George Frank, Robert D. Applegate, Darin Davis, Dale Austerman, Jim Bearly, Paul Rider, David Staubs and Randy Poffenbarger.
Fort Myers News Press,
May 6, 2013 - On
March 28th, 2013 Dwight Rutherford Wilson,
80, sailed from this earth with blue
skies above and a breeze on his beam. Dwight was born to Jack and
Wilson on October 24,1932 in
Fort Myers News-Press June 1,
Kathryn Louise Bartleson Wilson passed away on
May 26, 2008. Kathryn was born to Porter Bartleson and Geraldine Carson
Bartleson on September 7, 1925 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was the
granddaughter of Frank Carson and Kate Gerald Carson. Kathryn was
preceded in death by her son Charles George Sanders. Kathryn has been
married to Edgar Arthur Wilson since September 1, 1951. They have two
sons, Giles Gerald Wilson and Edgar A. Wilson, II. They have five
grandchildren, Edgar A. Wilson, III (Trey), Matthew Robert Giles
Wilson, John Patrick Hart Wilson and Katie Marie Wilson. Kathryn has
one grandchild Deni, daughter of Charles Sanders and Sharon Savage .
Kathryn worked at the ticket office of the Arcade Theatre during World
War II. From there, she watched the "Greatest Generation" soldier boys
from Buckingham Field woo the daughters of Fort Myers Finest to start
the "Baby Boom generation". Kathryn married a soldier boy herself. It
is fitting that she passed on Memorial Day. A celebration of Kathryn's
life will be held in the future. All friends and family will be
notified at that time.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 27 2004-- Morrie Wilson, 82, passed away peacefully December 24, 2004. Morrie was blessed with the gift of spreading laughter which will be missed by all that knew him. He was born July 18, 1922 in Fayetteville, IA, graduated from Beloit Wisconsin High School in 1941 and served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during WWII. He moved to Pine Island, Florida in 1989 after retiring as a General Contractor in St. Paul, MN. Morrie is a member of Abiding Love Lutheran Church and the Pine Island VFW and American Legion. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marjorie, two sons, Greg (Lisa), Kent (Jill) and two daughters, Lisa DeRose (Tony), and Paula Wilson, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sister Bernice Sciacca, brother Frank and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Chiquita and Gleason, Cape Coral, Florida .
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 17, 1938--Ray Ralph Wilson, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wilson of Tice, died yesterday morning at the home of his parents after a short illness, of pneumonia. Survivors besides his parents, are a brother, (spot on film)rwood Lee, and a sister, Helen. Services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Church of God with the Rev. John E. Douglas officiating. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.
The News-Press on 7/2/2008. Roberta M. Wilson, 83, of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2008. She is survived by her son; George (Jeri) Porter, 3 grandchildren; Kim (Jerry) Lemonde, Kevin (Shelly) Porter, and Jennifer (Brian) Ellis, great-grandchildren; Kelsey & Jeremy Lemonde, Riley & Kylee Porter, and Olivia Ellis, brother; Ramon (Pat) Schafer, and sister; Clara Jones. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 3, 2008 from 10-11am at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82, Fort Myers, FL, with a Graveside service to follow at 11am at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
Fl, March13-14, 2013 - Ronald Edward
Wilson was born Oct. 1, 1947 in Fort Myers, Fla. and went to
be with the
Lord on Mar. 6, 2013. Ronnie graduated from LaBelle High School, class
joined the United
After his tour, he settled in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. and retired from the State of Florida where he worked for Health
Rehabilitative Services as Assistant Secretary for Operations in Dade
Public Health. Ronnie returned to the LaBelle area in 2008. His
grandparents were Theodore and Thelma Yeomans; paternal grandparents
and Pearl Wilson; and parents, Edward Wilson and the late Edna Lanier.
preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother, Edna; and one
McLamore. He is survived by his father, Edward Wilson of Tampa;
Lanier of Fort Myers; sister, Renni (Langford) Lietz of LaBelle;
Stanley Wilson of LaBelle. A memorial service will be held at a later
Cremation arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Fort Myers News-Press, 21 Oct 2003-- Ruth McGarey Wiltshire was born in Kentucky on June 9, 1923 and passed away on Oct. 10, 2003. She joined the US Navy at around the age of 18. She was a W.A.V.E., stationed in Virginia during WWII. There she met Chad Wiltshire of Ft. Myers, after they married they moved to Ft. Myers and later divorced in the late 60's. Ruth worked at a few different jobs over the years, but where most of her friends know her is from her 22 years spent at Maas Brothers Department Store. She is survived by 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren; Linda Ruth Owens and her daughter Kelly Owens Taylor both of Ft. Myers and Catherine Wiltshire and 2 daughters Lindsey and Laney Palmquist of Ft. Myers. Ruth's ashes well be put to rest in North Carolina per her request. Any donations to Hope Hospice would be appreciated.
Fort Myers News-Press, 26 Mar 2000-- Virgie Mae Wiltshire, 78, of North Ft. Myers, FL, died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Cape Coral, FL. She was born in Iron Hill, KY., and had lived in N. Ft. Myers 35 years. Member of the First Christian Church in Cape Coral, former owner of Flossie Hill Dress Shop in Ft. Myers. Survived by a daughter, Mary Lou (Timothy) Hennigan of Cape Coral; son, Paul (Bernadette) Brown of Nashville, TN; sisters, Bess Reese of Cape Coral, Ruie Newland of Lexington, KY, Kaye Brammell of MI; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Chad Wiltshire, and daughter, Donna Hall. A Service of Remembrance will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Cape Coral. The Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of services.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Saturday, September 6, 1956-- Noah Lyndon Wine, this area's first scoutmaster, died in the Lee Memorial Hospital early yesterday after a short illness. He was 80. Born in Kingsport, Tenn., Jan. 7, 1876, he moved from Palo, Ill., to Fort Myers in 1910. Between 1910 and 1920 Wine helped organize the first scout troop here and was its first scoutmaster. During this time he worked on the Poinsettia, an old-time fruit boat that cruised the Caloosahatchee River. He also owned and operated with his brother, J. B. Wine, a repair shop called "Wine Can Fix It." Wine moved from Fort Myers in 1920 to Virginia and became an electrical superintendent for the Army. He spent 10 years in the Panama Canal Zone as chief electrician for the Army. He retired in 1940 and moved back to Fort Myers. Wine was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and was active in church and Sunday School work. He was a past master of the Warwick Masonic Lodge of Virginia and ranked high in that state's Masonic Order. At the time of his death he was president of the East Fort Myers Improvement Assn. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Wine; 3 sons, Lyndon Wine, Florence, Ala.; Lt. Col. Leonard Wine, Air Force, Omaha, Neb.; and Lt. Col. Chester B. Wine, Washington, D.C.; 6 daughters: Mrs. Ernest S. Cleek, Hot Springs, Va.; Mrs. Ernest Armory, Grafton, Va.,; Mrs. James McDaniels, Fort Myers; Miss Eleanor Wine, Schoolcraft, Mich.; Mrs. Russell Meissner, Balboa, Canal Zone; Mrs. Howard DeVore, Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. Eva Griffith, Petaluma, Cal.; 28 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. L. D. Patterson of Tampa officiating. Rev. Patterson is a former pastor of the Edgewood Methodist Church. The local Masonic Lodge will be in charge of graveside services at Fort Myers Cemetery. FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, September 9, 1956-- Funeral services for Noah Lyndon Wine will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. L. D. Patterson officiating. The Masonic lodge will have charge of services at Fort Myers Cemetery. The lodge will furnish pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer Davies, Earl Hendry, Victor Frantz, Clarence Sherouse, Leon Williams, R. M. Dart.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2009 - Sol Winer, 87, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009. He was born July 20, 1921 in St. Paul, MN and moved to Fort Myers from Edina, MN in 1987. While in Minnesota, he was a franchisee of McDonalds and Burger King Restaurants. He was a Marine Veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific from 1941 - 1945 in Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Mr. Winer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jessie Winer of Fort Myers; three children: Steven Winer (Linda) of Fort Myers, Rollie Fischer of Fort Myers and Debra Gordon (Irwin) of Cape Coral; one brother, Sidney Winer (Gerri) of St. Paul, MN; two grandchildren: Jane Abbott and Cheri Yochelson (Dan) and three great-grandchildren: Samantha, Josey and Scott. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jeffrey Fischer in 2005.Graveside services will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or online at: http://www.hopehospice.org/donate, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Myers News-Press March 12, 2008--
Esther Winfrey, 93, of Fort Myers passed away on March 10,
2008. Born in Chicago, IL she had been a resident of Fort Myers since
1923, owned & operated the White Wagon hamburger stand in
downtown Fort Myers for 25 years and worked at Sears for over 17
years.She is survived by her son, Julian Winfrey; granddaughter, Leslie
Winfrey; great grandchildren, Trowa and Christian; sister-in-law,
Layuna Brannan; and nieces, Karen Rhoades and Barbara Longer. She was
predeceased by her husband, Bart Winfrey. Visitation will be held on
Thursday, March 13th at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach
Blvd. from 5-7pm with funeral services beginning at 7pm. Graveside
services will be on Friday at 10:30am at the Fort Myers Cemetery
Fort Myers Tropical News, November 2, 1933 - Funeral
services for Dr.
W. B. Winkler, 74 year old pioneer citizen and
physician, who died Tuesday night, will be held at 3 o'clock this
afternoon at the First Methodist church. The Rev. Joseph F. Bell will
have charge of the services. Pallbearers have been selected from a
group of family friends and pioneer citizens and burial services at the
Fort Myers cemetery will be conducted by members of the I.O.O.F.
Members of the Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the lodge rooms at
2:30 o'clock and attend the services in a group. The active pallbearers
will be R. A. Henderson, Walton Gilliam, Ted Evans, Vernon Widerquist,
Charles Powell and J. B. Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be J. E.
Maharrey, Richard Welch, Frank Hibble, Grover Gerald, Virgil C. Robb,
L. M. Stroup, George R. Lynn, sr., Capt. E. L. Evans, William J. Wood,
C. P. Staley, Simon Loeb, F. Irving Holmes and F. B. Tippens. Members
of the Lee county medical association will act as escorts.-- FORT MYERS
NEWS-PRESS, November 1, 1933 --Pioneeer Dies (photo)
DR. W. B. WINKLER DIES AT HOME IN SEMINOLE
PARK; ILL FEW WEEKS
Pioneer Physician Lived In Fort Myers For Many Years Dr. W.
B. Winkler, pioneer practicing physician, died at home in
Seminole Park. Death came as the result of uremic poisoning whcih had
confined him in bed for the past three weeks. At the hour of his death,
Dr. Winkler was attended by members of his family and Dr. Baker
Whisnant. Hundreds are the persons that Dr. Winkler had attended during
the 34 years he practiced in Fort Myers and Lee County. In addition to
his wide practice, for many years Dr. Winkler operated a farm and grove
on Whiskey Creek. In the early cowboy days, Dr. Winkler attended his
scattered patients by riding horseback and later he insisted on driving
his own car up until recently when he suffered a light stroke. It was a
well-known fact that Dr. Winkler had officiated at more births than any
other pioneer physician in South Florida. He is survived by his wife,
one brother, one daughter and one son. Of these, only his wife, Mrs
Winkler, and his daughter, Mrs. Effie Winkler Henderson, reside in Fort
Myers. The body will be cared for at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral
home and announcement of the funeral date will be made later.
Fort Myers News-Press Nov 4, 2008 Jack Arnold "Shaky" Winters, age 66, of LaBelle, passed away October 30, 2008 in Fort Myers. He was born Aug. 7, 1942 in New Brighton, PA. Jack was a resident of LaBelle for the past thirty years and was a member of the Moose Lodge in LaBelle. He was a loving husband and father. Survivors include his wife: Pat Winters, sons: Herb Unkefer, Jack (Connie) Winters Jr., Tony Ray (Robin) Winters, all of LaBelle, FL, daughters: Becky (Kenny) Warren of Winter Haven, Laura (Roger) Warren of LaBelle, Lucretia Pruitt of Winter Haven, seventeen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Chester Ray Winters Sr. and Mildred Miklos Winters and brothers: Chester Ray Winters Jr. and James Winters.Funeral services will be held Wed., Nov. 5, 2008, 12:00 noon at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Jeff Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be Wed from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, April 19, 2012 - Juliana (Crone) Winters, 54, of St. James City, Fl. passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. She was born on January 31, 1958 in Lubbock, TX. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and worked as a social worker in Texas, Colorado, and Florida. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Winters of St. James City, Fl., daughter Stephanie Dowell of Ft. Myers, Fl., stepson Chad Winters of Las Vegas, NE, parents Robert and Joyce Crone of Ft. Myers, Fl., two brothers Robert Crone III of Atlanta, GA, and John Crone of Indianapolis, IN, 4 nieces and 2 nephews, one aunt, Caroline Cronan of Simpsonville, KY, and one uncle Joseph Griffin of Live Oak, CA. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012 at St. Luke Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may Be made to: Pine Island FISH, Inc, PO Box 357, Matlacha, Fl. 33993.
Fort Myers News-Press--23 Oct 2007 Rita Wirick, 86, of Fort Myers passed away Sunday, October 21, 2007. She was a believing member of the Villas Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years William W., daughter Rita Marie Jackman; 3 granddaughters Amy Buchanan, Tina Masters and Jennifer Bergamo; 3 great-granddaughters Brittany Clark, Michelle Steiner and Jessica Bergamo; 3 great-grandsons Travis Buchanan, Shane Steiner and Brandon Buchanan; 2 sisters Fedora Watterson and Olga Martin; 3 nieces Linda Immenzo, Joan Polk and Nancy Silvestri; nephew Thomas Martin; grandniece Vanessa Polk; 2 grandnephews Nathan Polk and David Beida.A visitation will be held between the hours of 6-8 PM on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. A 2nd visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-3 PM with service to follow.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Tues. Oct. 7, 1980, p. 4B – Annie E. Whidden Wisswear, 92, of Sanford, Florida for the past 29 years, formerly of fort Myers and Glades County, died Saturday. She is survived by her husband, Acey Wisswear of Sanford, Fla., one daughter, Arcie Collins of Sanford, seven nephews, James Powers of LaBelle, Fla., Archie Whidden of Melborne, Fla., Be Whidden and Franklin Whidden, both of Fort Myers, Gilmer Whidden of Cocoa, Fla., Gorden Drawdy and Hurman Drawdy, both of Tampa, Fla., four nieces, Ethel Campbell, Alvita Cathell and Nancy Hall, all of Fort Myers, and Melviney Purvis of Clewiston, Fla. and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home, with Dr. Claude Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Today at the Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS,
January 31, 1982 -- Clinton Robert Wittmer, 54, of
Fairview Ave., died Friday. A native of Vermillion, Ohio, he had been a
resident here for the past four years. He was a member of the AmVets of
Sandusky, Ohio; the Masonic Lodge No. 177 of Collins, Ohio; the
American Legion Post No. 38 and the V.F.W. Post No. 2444. He is
survived by his wife, Daisy, three sons, Eugene, John and Robert ; a
daughter, Doborah Behnke, all of Sandusky, Ohio; a stepson, Frank
Homitz of Vermillion, Ohio; a stepdaughtrer, Mary Lou Foreberger of
Fort Myers; two brothers and also three sisters. Funeral services wil
be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of the Anderson Funeral
Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with Rev. Dudley Gerald, pastor of the
Church of the Nazarene, officiating. American Legion Post No. 38 will
be in charge of the services Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral
home. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cremation will follow
Fort Myers News-Press, September 4, 2009 - Robert (Bob) WolfsKeil, age 89, of Fort Myers, went home with Jesus August 27th. Born in Elizabeth, NJ on Nov. 30, 1919 to George F. WolfsKeil and Julia K. Powers, he was a gifted boy soprano in the High Episcopal Boys Choir and sang on the radio. In WWII he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator and sang in many USO shows. He lived in Fort Myers for 57 years and was employed by National and Pan Am Airlines where he was remembered for his exceptional service. He was a Power Squadron instructor, a member of VFW, sang in Lyons Club minstrels, and was a member of the McGregor and Central Baptist Churches. Bob also lived in Franklin, NC for 25 yrs. where the Longview Comm. Club honored him for his leadership and service. He joined the Franklin Gem Club and the First Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and many of the church musicals.He is survived by his dear wife of 66 years, Priscilla Balsley WolfsKeil; sister, Julie Hall, of Alva; daughter Karen (Brien) Smith and grandson Daniel (Krystal) Smith (Ft. Myers); granddaughter Dana (Mark) Heath (Seneca, PA); and two great grandsons, Kaleb and Logan Heath.Visitation from 12:00 to 2:00 and a funeral service at 2:00 will be held on Sunday, September 6 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907; Pastor David Schwein officiating.Bob was a truly gentle man, loving husband and father, loyal friend, and a child of the King.
Bowling Green Times, December 3, 2013 - William Bradford Wollin died December 1, 2013 at Bowling Green KY. He was born 23 June 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, to Robert Erwin and Virginia Perry Wollin. He lived at various times in Wisconsin, Washington State, Bowling Green , Kentucky and Fort Myers, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Treasure Huffman Salter Wollin . He is also survived by his ex-wives Linda Page and Leslie Lee Barnwell .He leaves behind his mother Virginia Perry Wollin, his daughters Amy Ali of Fort Myers FL, and Kerry Wollin of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, his sister Roberta Clark of Bowling Green, KY, and his brother Donald R Wollin of Prescott AZ, six grandchildren, a niece and nephew, stepson Josh Barnwell, as well as a host of friends. Mr. Wollin was cremated per his wishes. Services will be private. “ I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says: There, she is gone! Gone where? Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull ans spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her dimished size is in me, not her. And just at the moment that someone says: There, she is gone! There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: Here she comes! And that is dying.” – Anonymous. God speed, Bill.
Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-05-02 -- Ray Bryan Womack, Sr., 76, was born to Willie & Mary Burkhart Womack on March 12, 1928 in La Porte, Indiana and passed away in his sleep on April 30, 2004 in Palmdale. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years during WWII and worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his death. His favorite pastimes were the areas of genealogy and horticulture. Survivors include his loving wife: Merel, sons: Ray Jr. and Jerry Frank, daughters: Mary Risley and Norma Womack, eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Brenda Sue Womack and great-grandson: H.B. Billings. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to your favorite charity. Cremation arrrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.
Caloosa Belle-July 17, 2008- Athalie Willis Womble, age 86, of LaBelle, died June 30, 2008, in LaBelle. She was born April 11, 1922, in LaBelle, to the late Reverend William Wesley Willis and the late Annie May (Purviss) Willis. Athalie was known and loved by many people and known by them as "MaMa." She loved the outdoors and would work among her many flowers and tend to her vegetable garden. She felt closest to God when she was working in the soil. Athalie loved God's creation; to her, even a weed was beautiful because it had life. She loved cats and dogs, but especially cats. Many cats were made very happy by her care and attention. Athalie was of the Baptist faith. For many years she taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was very faithful in attendance to church. She loved her Lord and certainly knew Jesus Christ as her redeemer. Survivors include her son: Jeffrey Brian Womble; grandchildren: Eric Lenwood Darby, Ronald Eugene Logan, Gina Elaine Logan and Guy Bryan Pickett II; eight great-grandchildren; niece Regina Bush and nephew: Geoffrey Black. She was preceded in death by her husband: Joseph Carlton Womble; daughters: Ida Dell Darby and Mary Frances Spencer; grandson: Lee Austin Darby; sisters: Dagmur Omar Willis, Ethelwyn Willis, Leta Romaine Black and Adra Long and six nieces.Funeral services were held July 3 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home Chapel in LaBelle with Reverend James Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Fort Myers News-Press, December 3, 2009 - Lieutenant Christopher L. Wood, 49, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away November 30, 2009. He was born March 2, 1960 in Fresno, California the son of Loyd and Janice (Shelton) Wood. He attended Bend High in Oregon where he played quarter back for the football team. He was a 20 year veteran of the Lee County Sheriff's Department. He coached his sons baseball team for many years, and enjoyed golfing and football. He was an avid Rams and Dodgers fan. He was always a very positive person. He was a very loving and devoted husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Live Laugh and Love.He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife Diana Wood 3 children, Christopher Thomas, Drew Tyler, and Tiffany Amber all of Cape Coral, FL, his parent, Loyd and Janice Wood of Oklahoma, 2 brothers David (Kathy) Wood of Iowa, Mark Wood of Oregon, and 1 sister, Pam (Tom) Hand of Texas. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6-8 PM at Gendron Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. Funeral services on Friday at 11:00 AM at Cape Christian Church, 211- Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave., Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 3, 1936--H. M. Dick Wood, 36, Slater sawmill worker, was instantly killed at dawn yesterday on the Edison bridge when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Charles W. Gaskill of Sarasota, Tampa Tribune carrier. A coroner's jury decided the accident was unavoidable after Gaskill testified that he had been blinded by the lights of an approaching truck and witnesses said Wood had been drinking. Wood's body was badly mangled. The impace of the car threw him into the windshield and broken glass gashed his head. Both legs were broken and one was almost completely amputated. Wood, who had spent the evening at Pirates Cove, was walking toward Fort Myers when the truck caught him from behind. He was without shoes and had stepped directly in the path of the truck. Gaskill, who said it was his first accident in seven years of driving the route, said he took to the sidewalk when he saw the man in front of his truck but was unable to avoid striking him. He said Wood "staggered" as he walked. Basil Simmons also testified that Wood was staggering. Simmons passed Wood shortly before the accident. Raymond Raulerson told the coroner's jury that Wood had been drinking. The accident was investigated by Chief Deputy Sheriff E. P. McAuley and Homer Klay. Deputy McAuley placed Gaskill under arrest and held him in jail until he was cleared by the coroner's jury verdict. Gaskill said he was driving between 25 and 30 miles an hour at the time. Wood's death was the second casualty of the night in traffic accidents. Earlier in the evening Mr. D. C. Powell, also of Slater, was struck down by a car driven by Albert Hord on the highway in front of Pirates Cove. Hospital attaches late last night said Powell's condition was serious because of a head injury. Powell is being treated by Dr. Guy A. Longbrake. Powell, 50-year old mill worker, was crossing the highway when the accident occurred. He stepped back to avoid a car coming from Fort Myers and was hit by Hord, traveling in the opposite direction. No charge has yet been made against Hord pending the outcome of Powell's injuries. Wood had worked for the past two months as a sawyer for the Dowling-Camp Lumber company. He is survived by a wife and three children who make their home at Wabasso near Ft. Pierce. His body was removed to the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Members of the coroner's jury who decided the accident was unavoidable were Dan Morrison, Grady Kirkpatrick, V. G. Howard, Ernie Leifand, D. C. Stovall and Cliff Herndon.
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Dec. 10, 1927--The body of R. V. Wood, 57, Fort Myers grocer, who died yesterday morning, was taken to his home in Toledo, O., yesterday afternoon. Mr. Wood, who has been an invalid for several years, conducted a grocery on the Tamiami Trail. He is survived by his wife and son, Roy S. Wood.
Major Roy Alvin Wood, M.D., 47, was killed January 9, 2004 in a vehicular accident while serving his country in a Special Forces unit in Afghanistan. Services will be 1P.M., Tuesday at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. -Dr. Wood graduated from Mercer University and the Miami School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. He was a member of the Florida Army National Guard and a true patriot who resigned his commission to serve as a sergeant on a Special Forces Team. He served in civilian life as an Emergency Room physician for Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, FL. -In his over 20-year military career, he earned the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, basic airborne Badge, parachute rigger wings, and was jumpmaster-qualified. In addition, he received numerous decorations and awards. Posthumous awards are pending. -Dr. Wood was a Master Mason in Lodge #5 F&AM in Macon, GA, a Royal Arch Mason York Knights Templar also in Macon, Kappa Alpha fraternity and a member of ARABA Shrine Temple in Fort Myers, FL. -Survivors include his wife, Hana of Milledgeville; children, Roy Andrew, age 6, Caroline Hana, age 3; parents, Julia and Calvin Wood of Graham, TX; brother, Rex of Fellsmere, FL; sisters, Jean of Graham, TX and Peggy of Frederick, OK; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Boris and Karina Velimirovich of Milledgeville. -In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at any Bank of America branch to a trust fund established for his children or mailed to P.O. Box 50937, Fort Myers, FL 33994-0937. -Moores Funeral Home of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.
Jean Woodard, 69, of Alva,FL passed away on Wednesday, August
18, 2010. She was born in East St. Louis, IL on September 2, 1940; came
to Florida in 1964 and moved to the Lee Country area in 1975. She had
worked as a cook but spent most of her time as a homemaker.She was the
beloved wife of her late husband, Leaon C. Woodard; and the mother of
her late son, David L. Woodard.She was the dear mother of Samuel
Woodard and Kathleen Woodard, both of Alva, FL; and stepmother to Larry
Woodard of Albany, GA. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 6 great
grandchildren with one on the way and 2 great great
grandchildren.Visitation for family & friends will be held from
7-9pm on Thurs., Sept. 2, 2010 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation
& Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers.
Funeral services will held at 11:00am on Fri. with burial following at
Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, Nov. 8, 1992--Esperanza Lorraine Woodring, 91, of Woodring Point, Sanibel passed away Nov. 6, 1992. Esperanza was first-born of the 12 children of Manuel and Rosa Almas. Born on the Island of Cayo Costa on July 7, 1901, she lived 77 of her 91 years at Woodring Point. She spent three quarters of a century on Sanibel waters where she worked as a commercial fisherman and fishing and shelling guide. Predeceased by her husband, Samuel B., Sr. in 1942, she is survived by two sons, Preston R. Woodring, Sr of Ft. Myers and Ralph S. Woodring of Sanibel; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her survivors also include sisters, Edith Reina of Tampa and Betty Lamason of Hawthorne, Nev.,; and brother, William Almas of Ocals. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992 at Fort Myers Cemetery. Family and friends may also pay last respects to Esperanza on her beloved Woodring Point at 1816 Woodring Rd., at 4 p.m, Nov. 10, 1992...Funeral arrangements are by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, March 13, 1983 Martha Jane Woodring , 62, of Sanibel, died Friday, March 11th, 1983. She is survived by her mother, Nita Roberts of Sanibel; two daughters, Ramona A. Woodring and Amelia E. Woodring, both of Sanibel; two sons, Jefferson D. Woodring and Preston R. Woodring, Jr., both of Sanibel; two sisters, Virginia Whidden and Ann Jean Thompson, both of Ft. Myers; two brother, Jemes M. Roberts of Winter Haven, Fla., and John P. Roberts of Melborne, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren and one great grandson. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sanibel with the Rev. David Hope officiating. Arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Tuesday, October 18, 1994 Preston R. Woodring, Sr., 75, a Sanibel native, retiring after 27 years as a SMSGT of the USAF, also retiring from the Island Water Association of Sanibel with 22 years service, died Saturday, October 15, 1994. Surviving are four children: Amelia Esperanza Woodring, Preston Raymond Woodring, Jr., Ramona Ann Agnew and Jefferson Davis Woodring; two grandchildren; Joe Daniel Cox and Preston Mitchell Woodring, a brother, Ralph S. Woodring; a cousin; Helen Darna and several direct and extended family members in this area, throughout Florida, Nevada, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Phil Kiser Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. James O. Holbrook, pastor of McGregor Baptist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions made to the American Diabetes Association.
April 27, 1942 - Samuel B. Woodring, 61, pioneer Sanibel fisherman, died here yesterday after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Lorraine, daughter, Mrs. Laura Darna of Cayo Costa, 3 sons, Stanely and Samuel, Jr., of Sanibel and Preston, stationed at MacDill field in Tampa, a brother, Harrison Woodring of Sanibel and two sisters, Mrs. Alva C. Finney of Binghampton, N.Y. and Mrs. J. E. Morris of Fort Myers and 6 grandchildren. Services will be held at the Spooner and Engelhardt Funeral Home tomorrow at 2 o'clock with the Rev. R. E. Drymon officiating. Pallbearers will be Morris Mickel, T. M. Wiles, Belton Johnson, George Underhill, jr., Jake Stokes and Clarence Rutland. Honorary pallbearers will be Morris Michle, M. Johnson, Clyde Langford, Harry Stringfellow, John Boring, Bank Pearce, Ralph Hawkins, Webb Shanahan, Will Reed, Frank Smith and George Underhill, Sr.
January 13, 1969 - Samuel B. Woodring, 55, a lifetime resident of Sanibel island, died sunday afternoon. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Darna of Puta Gorda; two step-brothers, Ralph woodring and Preston Woodring of Sanibel Island and his stepmother, Mrs. Esperanza L. Woodring of Sanibel. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo w. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
News-Press, 2/15/2009--N. Lillian Woods, passed
peacefully from this earth on February 14, 2009. She was born in KY,
and lived many years in Newburgh, Indiana. She has resided in Fort
Myers nearly 50 years. She loved her family, her God and church, her
life and her many friends. She is survived by 3 daughters, Margaret
(Jimmie) Forehand, Verna (David) Curry, and Terri (Rick) Payne; 1 son,
Gene (Pam) Herr. She was predeceased by 1 daughter, Mary C. Evans; and
2 sons, Larry Herr and Jerry Woods. She also leaves 17 grandchildren,
32 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren. Visitation
will be on Tuesday, February 17th from 9-11 am, with a funeral service
to follow at 11 am, all at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR-82,
Fort Myers, FL.Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239)
FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, June 26, 1927--John K. Woolslair, assistant cashier of the Bank of Fort Myers, died yesterday of a heart attack in a hospital at Chillicothe, Ohio. He had been suffering for some time from heart trouble and asthma, and was being treated by his brother, a doctor, at Chillicothe. Word of his father's death was received here yesterday afternoon by John K. Woolslair, jr., who left immediately for chillicothe. The body will be brought to Fort Myers Monday and funeral services will be held Wednesday with burial in the cemetery here. Mr. Woolslair came to Fort Myers from Beaver Falls Pa., about 30 years ago and bought an orange grove in Buckingham. For the past 15 years he has been connected with the Bank of Fort Myers and Trust company. J. E. Foxworthy, president of the bank, expressed great sorrow over his death. He said that Mr. Woolslair had always been very loyal and faithful, and that his loss would be deeply felt in the community. Survivors of Mr. Woolslair are his wife, Harriet M., his son John K. jr., daughters Mrs. W. A. Sheppard, jr., Mrs. Edward R. Page and Mrs. Fred Bartleson, and granddaughter Betty Page, all of Fort Myers
Fort Myers News-Press, January 3, 2005 - Daniel
Golden "Danny" Woosley, age 39, of LaBelle died Dec. 30, 2004
in LaBelle. He was born February 24, 1965 in Clewiston, to W.G. Woosley
and Joann Jennings Woosley. He was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and
was co-owner/manager of Jennings Hardware. He was active in the Praise
& Worship Musical Group with the Church on Fire in Ft. Myers
and the 4-H Club in LaBelle, teaching archery. He was an avid
Survivors include his children: Ashley Ann Marie Woosley, Britney Lee
Ann Woosley and Daniel Stephen Keith Woolsey, all of LaBelle, former
wife: Nancy Woosley of LaBelle; mother: Joann Woosley of LaBelle,
brother: Larry R. Woosley (Ellen) of LaBelle, sisters: Patricia J.
Nixon (Jim) of LaBelle, Sherri L. Carpenter (Steve) of Roxboro, NC and
Mara Gail Woolsey (Tim Loyd) of Ft. Myers, sister-in-law Sandra Woolsey
and by his very large extended family. He was preceded in death by his
father and his brother: Thomas K. Woolsey.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 4, 2005, 11:00 AM at the
Community Harvest Worship Center in LaBelle with Pastor Rob Edge and
Rev. Bill Maddox Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Ortona
Cemetery. Visitation will be TODAY from 2-4 and 6-9 at the Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Danny Woosley Children Trust Acct., C/O Olde Cypress Community Bank,
P.O. Box 1469, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 18 1990 -- Thomas Keith Woosley, 37, of LaBelle, died Sunday in Fort Myers. Mr. Woosley was a lifelong resident of the area. He was the manager of Jennings Hardware, which belonged to his parents and grandparents beofre him. He was a member and past master of the LaBelle Lodge 379 F&AM, was past president of the LaBelle Jaycees, a member of the Moore Haven Chapter 116 OES and a member of the First Christian Church.He is survived by his wife, Sandra of LaBelle; one son, Thomas J. Woosley of LaBelle; two daughters, Shannon Carter of Athens, Ala., Amanda Sue Woosley of LaBelle; his parents, Joanne and W. G. Woosley; two brothers, Larry Woosley and Daniel Woosley, all of LaBelle; three sisters, Patricia Whysal of Wauleon, Ohio, Sherri Carpenter of Huntersville, N.C. and Mara Richardson of Winter Park, FL; his maternal grandmother, Erma Jennings Tilley of LaBelle and his paternal grandparents, W. G. and Katherine Woosley of Litchfield, KY; 4 nieces and 4 nephews.Services will be Wed. 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Warren Grant officiating. Friends may call today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Chapel.
Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 5 2001-- W.G. Woosley, 73, of LaBelle, FL died on March 4, 2001 at Ft. Myers, FL. He was born November 3, 1927 at Grayson County, KY to W.G. Woosley, Sr. and Katherine Litsey Woosley. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1950 and married Joann Jennings July 7, 1950. W.G. owned and operated L.M. Jennings Hardware in LaBelle from 1964-1992. He was a City Commissioner in LaBelle from 1969-1971, a member of First Christian Church and a former Deacon of First Christian in LaBelle. Survivors include his wife; Joann of LaBelle; sons, Larry R. Woosley (Ellen) and Daniel G. Woosley (Nancy), both of LaBelle; daughters, Patricia J. Whysall of LaBelle, Sherri L. Carpenter (Steve) of Roxboro, NC and Mara Gail Woosley of Ft. Myers; brothers, Harley Woosley of Ray City, GA and Royce Woosley of Cullowhee, NC; sister, Patricia Gilman of Lecanto, FL; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Katherine and W.G.; a son, Thomas K. Woosley; and an infant daughter. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend John Saleeby officiating. Burial will follow at Ortona Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press August 5, 2008 Andrew (Jack) Jackson Wooten Jr. born June 16, 1938. He went to be with the Lord on August 3rd. He was survived by his wife Mary Wooten of 52 years and his children Paul, David, Shirley, Ralph, Ruth, Dottie, Fred, Michelle and Becky and his grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Services will be held at Eagles Nest Church 290 Mirmar Rd. Fort Myers, FL 33905 at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 9, 2008.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - January 4, 1971 Mrs. Anna Maude Wooten, 72, of 216 Redland St., North Fort Myers, died Sunday. She had lived here for the past 25 years and was a nurse at lee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Plant City in 1896. Survivors include her husband, Delmar L. Wooten Sr.; stepsons, Wesley F. Wooten or North Fort Myers, Delmar L. Wooten Jr. of Fort Myers; stepdaughters, Mrs. Jim (Pearl) Hall of North Fort Myers, Mrs. Toretha Hall of Fort Myers, Mrs. Dorothy Musselwhite of Pierson, Mrs. Tom (Maybelle) Orr of Henderson, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Maybel Daughtry of North Fort Myers; 18 granchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was a amember of North Fort Myers Baptist Church and Nurses Association. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank E. Singleton and the Rev. Gordon Price officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
Fort Myers News-Press, March 29, 2009 - Dorothy A. Wooten, 74, of Fort Myers, died on Thursday. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "David" Wooten. Dorothy was born in New Hampshire, and she retired from the banking industry.She is survived by her children, Perry (Sharon) Carter, Susan (Thomas) Whitmore, Randy Carter, Donald (Amy) Carter, Jerry (Karen) Carter, Calvin (Monica) Carter, and Sharon (Brent) Webster; 19 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Gladys, Connie, and Susan; and brother, Howard. Family and friends are invited to visit at Farley Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 10-12 pm, with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home, at 12 noon. Interment will immediately follow at Buckingham Cemetery. Arrangements are with Farley Funeral Home, (239)369-2181.
Fort Myers News-Press--23 Oct 2007 James "David" Wooten, 67, of Fort Myers died October 22, 2007. David worked for United Telephone Company for 17 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dottie, daughter, Sharon A. (Brent) Webster, grandchildren, Brent E. Webster Jr., Michael David Webster, Brooke S. Webster, step-children, Perry Carter, Susan Whitmore, Randy Carter, Donald Carter, Jerry Carter and Calvin Carter.Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 AM at Farley Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-6 PM at the funeral home. Interment in Buckingham Cemetery.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 26, 1932--Mrs. Lena Mae Belle Wooten, 35 years old and the mother of seven children, died yesterday morning at her home on Alicia street following a lingering illness. The youngest child is but a month old. Mrs. Wooten had resided in Fort Myers practically her entire life. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Audrew, Wesley and D. E., jr. and four daughter, Dorothy, Treather, Pearl and Mae Belle. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Pall bearers will be John M. Borling, R. V. Lee, Judge L. Y. Redwine, J. P. Cox, H. C. Case and L. M. Stroup. The Rev. W. H. Edwards, jr., assisted by the Rev. Musselwhite, will officiate.
Fort Myers News-Press, October 29. 2010 - Mary Carolyn Wooten, 72, of Fort Myers, FL went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25th, at her home. She was born on April 30, 1938 in Marion, IN.She is survived by her children, Ruth Ballard, Dottie, Becky, Paul, Ralph and Fred Wooten, 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and her siblings, Steve Wagner, Martha White, Greta Gunn and Becky Mulkey. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Wooten Jr., her son, David Wooten and her great granddaughter, Gia Cail. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Eagles Nest Church, 14561 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book atwww.horizonfunerals.com
Caloosa Belle, February 10, 2011 - Walter Vastene Wooten, age 77, a lifelong resident of LaBelle, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Walter "Walt" Wooten died after a long battle with multiple respiratory ailments. Walter is survived by his five children, Patricia Ann Wooten, Robert Allen Wooten, Michael Wayne Wooten, Sheryl Marie Wooten (Cody), John Edward Wooten and their mother, Dorothy Louise Hernandez. He is also survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as his special niece, Evelyn Sasser, and a host of other nephews and nieces. He also leaves behind many very good friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lola Viola Peterson Wooten, and Frank Dixon Wooten of LaBelle; and his siblings, Minnie (Mac) Mahon, Colbrit (Wanda) Wooten, Frank (Wilma) Wooten Jr., Raymond (Lillian) Wooten, Doris (Marvin) Williams, and Ruth (J.S.) Dees. Walter was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and worked most of his life in masonry construction in the Southwest Florida area. He loved fishing and many other outdoor activities He was known for his culinary antics - including swamp cabbage recipes. He was a collector of cast iron pots and used them occasionally with his friends at Meadowlark Campgrounds. The family would like to express their thanks for all the help and support over the years from his many friends at Meadowlark and Aqua Isles parks and to Evelyn Sasser who made his life much easier in his last years. There will be a private ceremony in the near future. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his name to VFW Post 10100, PO Box 1751, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Forrest L. "Woody" Wootten, 72, of N. Ft.
Myers, died Saturday, June 18, 2005. Woody was born July 4, 1932 in
Laurel, DE a son of the late William and Mattie Wootten. He was
preceded in death by his son, William F. "Billy" Wootten who passed
away January of 2001. Woody served in the US Navy for 4 years and
retired from the Delaware Air National Guard as a Master Sergeant after
25 years. He was a member of the VFW Post #10127, AMVETS Post #81, and
The Eagles Lodge #4207 all of N. Ft. Myers and the American Legion Post
#38 of Ft. Myers. He was the loving husband of Judith Wootten of N. Ft.
Myers; the loving father of Kimberly (Matthew) Mauro of Clearwater, FL
and Nicole (Ashley) Cootz of Jackson, GA, grandchildren, Kaden,
Samantha and Trentin and his sister Barbara Unruh & husband
Jack of Georgetown, DE. Private services will be held for the immediate
family at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Coral Ridge
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Woody's memory may be
directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 3 Forest St., New
Canaan, CT 06840.
Fort Myers News-Press , 24 Aug 2006 -- Mr. Andrew Wayne Worster of Jacksonville age 30, (April 8, 1976) passed away Monday August 21, 2006 at his residence. Andrew was born in Pontiac, MI coming to Fort Myers in 1979. Andrew graduated from Bishop Verot High School in 1994 and was a member of the State Championship Baseball Team. He earned his BA in Education from Jacksonville, University in 2000 and played Baseball for the JU Dolphins.He is survived by his parents, Dave and Suzie Worster, Fort Myers; brother David, Greensboro, NC. Andy was a good friend to all and loved by many. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. May God bless him and keep him safe.A small family service will be held in Fort Myers. Arrangements by National Cremation Society Funeral Home, N. Ft. Myers, Florida.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 18, 1936--Joseph B. Worrell, 72-year old Estero farmer, died at the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 5 o'clock this afternoon in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Leroy Crider of the Second Baptist church in charge. The body will be sent this afternoon to Cypress, Fla., for burial. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Irene Hall, Mrs. Sally J. Davis, Mrs. Maud Mears and Mrs. Clara Goodman and one son, R. W. Worrell, all of Estero.
FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec.
21, 1935--Mrs. Alice F. Wright, 65-year
old winter visitor, died suddenly last night at the home of her niece,
Mrs. Edna F. Grady, at 1916 Canal street. Mrs. Wright moved to Fort
Myers a month ago to make her home with Mrs. Grady. Her body will be
taken to Las Cruces, New mexico, for burial. L. W. Engelhardt and Sons
have charge of arrangements.
Fort Myers News-Press, 7 Dec
Zach Wright, 25, of Cape Coral, FL died unexpectedly on
December 5, 2006 while in Philadelphia. Born January 13, 1981 in
Norristown, PA, he moved to Fort Myers with his parents shortly
Zach graduated from Mariner High School in 1999. He attended FGCU and
graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree's in Business and Hotel
Management. He was employed by McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc. as a
Bench Manager, Zach enjoyed life, including Scuba Diving, Skydiving,
White Water rafting. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He loved
his "2 boys" Duce and Levi.
He is survived by his mother Deborah Tracy of Fort Myers, his father,
Howard Wright and wife, Debra of Cape Coral, his devoted sisters,
Tiffany, Nicole and Olivia Wright of Cape Coral; his paternal
grandmother, Virginia Wright of Bradenton, FL; a step-brother, Joe
Stein and a step-sister, Jennifer Stein both of Fort Myers and numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews both in Florida and
Pennsylvania.Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2006
at 11 AM at Cape Christian Fellowship Church, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., Cape
Coral, FL. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 AM until
time of service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
directed to Like Link, 409 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33603 in Zach's
memory. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral
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