2016 and Older Obituary

December 29, 2016

JAMES W. PONDER

James W. Ponder, 85, of Belleview, FL passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 under the care of The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages FL.  He was the husband of Valeria Ponder for 60 years.

Born in Cullman, AL he was a son of the late Charlie and Ella Mae Ponder.  Prior to his retirement he was a building contractor in Marion County.  He loved to fish and enjoyed buying and selling farm equipment.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Valeria and daughters, Judith Ponder and Vera Kessler.  He is also survived by 2 grandsons, Andrew and Tyler and a great-granddaughter Violet.  He was preceded in death by daughter Charlotte Ponder who passed December 8, 2015.

Friends may gather from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM.  Hiers-Baxley.com.

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JOSEPH T. CORNELL

Joseph T. Cornell, 69, of Belleview, FL passed away December 19, 2016.  Born in Boston, MA he came to this area 22 years ago.  Mr. Cornell was well known throughout New England as an exercise rider in the Thoroughbred Industry.

He later worked in the Belleview area as a Vet Tech for the Peterson Smith Equine Reproduction Center.  He also enjoyed horse racing, was a car enthusiast and loved watching the Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

He is survived by his brother, John Cornell of Rehoboth, MA; sisters, Leona Martin of Belleview and Mary Clayson of Ocala.  He also loved dearly all his nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Pretty Boy Floyd.  A Celebration of Joseph’s Life will be held at a later date in Boston.

Arrangements were held by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremation 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala 352-236-5884.  A condolence message may be left at www.baldwincremation.com.

 

Matthew Joshua Timbrook

Matthew Joshua “Fish” Timbrook was born in Minot, North Dakota. After living in West Virginia, South Dakota, Germany and Iceland he settled in Belleview, Florida where he attended Belleview High School. He became an Eagle Scout and was active in his local church and community. Matthew served in both the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Roosevelt, which was the first American aircraft carrier deployed following 9/11. Matthew also served in the Army National Guard in the 53rd Infantry Brigade at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Matthew became a proud father to his son, Dylan Timbrook, in 1998 and again to a beautiful daughter, Cameron Myers-Timbrook in 2008. He loved taking them with him on his travels and showing them the joys life has to offer.

Matthew’s loves in life included his two children, skiing, fishing, camping, climbing, being in the mountains and hanging with his friends and family! Matt loved being a class clown, enjoyed making his nieces and nephews laugh, and was always there for birthdays and celebrations. He was passionate about life and his opinions on politics was always known.

Matthew leaves behind his son, Dylan Joshua Timbrook, and daughter, Cameron Kaylene Myers-Timbrook, his mother, Debbee Litten-Smith, his father, Mark Timbrook, his step-mother, Eunice Timbrook, his step-father, Edward Smith, his sisters, Marcee Quinn & husband Patrick, Melonie Woods and husband Ted, Sarah Teeling & husband Joe, Rebecca Antich & husband Charlie, foster brother Ryan Daley and step-sisters. Stacy Smith, Tanya Latendresse, Jenny Clementich, four nephews; Samuel Trevino and Ayden, Gavyn & Eyan Antich, and five nieces, Nicole Falbo, Hannah Woods, Chloe Trevino, Shiloh Teeling and Sophia Quinn, grandmother, Ruby Litten-Lucas, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Matthew was preceded in death by his younger brother, Samuel Smith, his cousins, Laura Litten and Jason Litten, his grandmothers, Dorothy Timbrook and Mary Smith and his grandfathers, Daniel Marvin Litten and Elmer Timbrook.

Funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Village View Community Church, 8585 SE 147th Place, Summerfield, FL. Entombment with military honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 5740 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL.

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December 22, 2016

MICHAEL G. MASINO

Michael G. Masino, 71, of Lake Ariel, PA passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.  He was the husband of Marlene Masino for 44 years.
Michael was born in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Alfred and Yolanda Masino.  Prior to his retirement he worked for the New York City Board of Education supervising the furniture and fixture repair department. Michael and Marlene were snow birds and wintered in the Del Webb community of Summerfield, FL. Michael loved dancing.
Michael will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Marlene and countless friends and family.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Hiers-Baxley.com.

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December 15, 2016

BESSIE L. CLAYTOR

Bessie L. Claytor, 96, of Belleview, passed away on Sunday, December 11th at Ocala Health and Rehab Center. Bessie was born in Hastings, MI and moved to Williston in 1953 from Michigan, and then in 1963 moved to this area.

She retired from Belleview Elementary after 20 years working in the school cafeteria, and was a member of the Belleview United Methodist Church. Bessie is preceded in death by a son, James Claytor, sister, L. Avis Trim. She is survived by her son, John Paul Claytor, Sr. and wife Cathy of Belleview; grandsons John Claytor, Jr., Steven Claytor and 1 great grandchild. The family held a graveside service celebrating Bessie’s life on Wed, Dec 14th at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM L. BILL CHURCHILL

William L. “Bill” Churchill, 64, of Wildwood passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Mr. Churchill was born January 17, 1952 in Memphis, TN to L.R. and Inez (Bradford) Churchill. He originally moved here in 1964 from Ripley, TN.

He had retired from a veneer factory. Bill was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed raising animals, gardening, hunting, fishing, woodworking and spinning tails. Survivors include his children, Jason Churchill (Michelle) of Summerfield, Jennifer Moore (Ralph) of Leesburg, Andrew Churchill of Wildwood, Selana Churchill of Wildwood and Lee Hammond of OH; siblings, Lib, Betty, Billy and Patty; 7 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Bill was preceded in death by his son, Darrell.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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December 8, 201

JUDY ANN LENHART

Judy Ann Lenhart, 69, of Ocala, Florida passed away November 28, 2016 at Florida Hospital at Connerton, Land O’ Lakes, Florida.  She was the wife of Ronald E. Lenhart for 48 years.

Judy was born in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. She is a daughter of the late Lloyd and Margaret (Witt) Firl. Judy and Ronald moved to Florida in 1989 from Meyersdale, PA. She enjoyed hiking and walking through nature.  She was a member of the Summit Mills Brothern Church, Meyersdale, PA.

Judy will be deeply missed by her husband; Ronald Edward Lenhart and her daughter, Tammy Ann Riker of Ocala, FL. She was predeceased by a sister, Jane  Firl.

PEGGY SERBAN

Peggy Serban, 81, of Ocala, FL passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala.  She went to join her late husband, George Serban.

She will be deeply missed by her brother Sigmund R. Barckhaus of Treadwell, NY, nieces, nephew and many dear friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL.  Hiers-Baxley.com.

December 1, 2016

MARSHAL W HUDSON

Marshal W Hudson, age 87, of Gallatin, Tennessee, formerly of Belleview Florida, Rabun Gap, Georgia, and Pontiac, Michigan, passed away on November 27, 2016.

Marshal was a faithful son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved and was proud of his family.  He enjoyed working around the house and yard and always took time to help a friend with a project.  He served in the army in Germany after World War II and retired from GM with 42 years of service.  He accepted Christ as his Savior and had a heart for missions and ministering to others.  He was very friendly and had never met a stranger.

Proceeded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou (Good) Hudson; parents, Oscar & Vera Hudson; brothers, David, Carol, Oscar Jr, and Fred Hudson, and sister Irene Higginbotham.  Survived by his wife, Rose (Keener) Hudson; children, Martin (Marilyn) Hudson, Charlotte (Steve) Byrd, Margaret (Allan) Leeke; step-children, Jean (Tony) Mayo and Jerry Keener; grandchildren, Nathan (Robin), Andrew (Kendall), Lizz, and Stephen Hudson; Matthew and  Jonathan Byrd; Josh (Lori), Jeremiah, Janae Leeke, and Janessa (Ben) Hendrix, and 8 great-grandsons; sisters, Gladys Perry and Betty Causey; sister-in-law, Lucy Hudson; nieces, nephews & extended family members

A Life Celebration will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 4th at Crestview Funeral Home with burial to follow at Crestview Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at Crestview Funeral Home, 1623 Hwy 109 N, Gallatin, TN, 37066, 615-452-1943, crestviewfh.com.
November 17, 2016

CHARLES L. SCOTT

Charles L Scott (“Scotty”) was called home by the good Lord on Friday, November 11. Scotty, a humble Army Veteran, selflessly dedicated twenty-four honorable years to defending our country, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam War.

After retiring from the Army in 1972, Scotty planted his roots in the small town of Belleview where he continued on his father’s legacy, “Scott’s Garage.” The automotive garage thrived for 15 years until Scotty set his sights on Bell with his wife Betsy. Scotty was a highly respected, active member of the Trenton community and Methodist Church. Scotty devoted his time to mentoring children, which ties back to his participation in the reconstruction of an orphanage in Vietnam.

Scotty was recognized in 2003 by Governor Bush for his mentoring abilities in the “Take Stock in Children” program. Scotty is survived by his wife Betsy; his brother Roger (Pat); sons Thomas and George (Lisa); and grandchildren Devin, Stephanie, and Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Charles L Scott.

For on-line condolences, please visit www.watsonfhtrenton.com. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade St., Trenton, FL  32693. (352)463-8888.

 

KERRY L. NORTHUP

Kerry L. Northup, age 70, passed away November 1, 2016, at 7:40 pm, at the Cridersville Health Care Center. Kerry was born July 10, 1946 in Springfield, OH, to Alfred C. and Koneta J. (Kraft) Northup. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Belleview, FL.

Kerry was a 1964 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. After high school he joined the U.S. Army National Guard where he served for 6 years. He had worked collectively for 50 years as a grocer with Pangles, Rays and the Save-A- Lot Grocery Stores from which he retired in 2011. Kerry was a member of the F.O.E #370. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

In addition to his mother, Kerry is survived by his daughters; Kelli L. (Jeremiah “Jeremy”) Ramsdail of Lima, OH, Nicole R. Northup of Grand Rapids, MI and Koneta Northup of Englewood, FL, two grandchildren; Dylan and Austin Ramsdail, three siblings; Alfred “Buddy” (Anna) Northup of Lima, OH, Sally Hulcher of Jackson, MI and Patricia (Roger) Glass of Columbus, Grove.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Beckett.

A memorial service was held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Chiles-Laman Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Veteran’s Food Pantry. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.

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GEORGE  STEPHEN “STEVE” LEWIS

George  Stephen “Steve” Lewis, 64, of Summerfield passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. Mr. Lewis was born March 16, 1952 in Wildwood. He has lived here all of his life.

Steve was raised in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, enjoyed fishing and had retired as a maintenance man for the Ocala Drive-In.

Survivors include his sisters, Shirley Threet of Ocklawaha, Betty Bainter (Bob) of Summerfield and Brenda Brown of Summerfield; 6 nieces and nephews; 7 great nieces and nephews and 2 great-great nieces. Steve was preceded in death by his parents George and Sybil (Tindall) Lewis and a sister, Sandra Lewis.

Visitation will be 12:00 to 1:00 pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm, Monday, November 21 in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel with interment in Pine Level Cemetery. Condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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NORMA JUNE EBER

Norma June Eber, 78, of Oxford passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Springfield, VA. Mrs. Eber was born June 8, 1938, in Pike County, IN to Clyde Benjamin Julian, Sr., and Reva Fern (Ashby) Julian.

She moved to Oxford in 1990 from Homosassa Springs, FL, and was the Oxford Postmaster for 15 years before retiring. Norma was a member of God’s Divine Purpose Church in Wildwood, the Postmasters Association, NAPUS, and The National League of Postmasters. Also, she volunteered for many local community committees and projects.

Survivors include her daughters, Renee Jones-Lugo of Springfield, VA, and Sheila Neuber who is temporarily living in Springfield, VA; sons, Paul Jones of Homosassa Springs, FL, and Anthony “Tony” Jones of Port Ludlow,WA; stepdaughters, Cheryl Eber of Columbia, MO, and Cynthia Palazzolo of St. Louis, MO; stepsons, Carl Eber of Hartsburg, MO, and Richard Eber of Hershey, PA; brother, Clyde B. Julian, Jr., of Casstown, OH, and 9 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00pm, Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood. On Tuesday, November 22 at the Oxford Assembly of God, 12114 N. US Hwy 301: pre-service visitation will be 10:00 am – 10:45 am; funeral service will be 11:00 am; interment will follow at Pine Level Cemetery located adjacent to the church. Instead of sending flowers, the family requests that donations of time, funds or other resources be made to local churches and charities.  On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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November 10, 2016

HARVEY CHARLES RATHEL

Harvey Charles Rathel, 93, former of Belleveiw, FL passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Winter Garden, FL.  He was the husband of Bettie Thompson Rathel for 21 years and was preceded by his first wife of 48 years, Willie Rathel who passed on December 3, 1992.

Born in Waycross, Ga he was a son of the late Jadie and Ethel Rathel. Harvey was a veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII.  He was a graduate of the University of Florida Class of 1949 where he graduated with a degree in agriculture.  He then went on to work for the US Department of Agriculture assisting farmers in Florida.  Harvey was a member of the Belleview First Baptist Church for over 50 years where he served as Deacon, Director of Sunday School and a Sunday School teacher and various committees. He was a member of the Belleview Historical Society, The Farm Bureau, the Ocala Kiwanis Club and the Clermont VFW Post 5277.  He enjoyed working on the reunions with his shipmates from the Navy.  He was affectionately known as “The Collard Man” because of his beautiful collard greens and mustard greens that he sold around Belleview.

Harvey will be deeply missed by his wife Bettie and daughters, Vickie Gordon of Summerfield, FL and Donna wife of Dr. Seaborn Hunt of Ocala, FL and son, Richard Rathel and his wife Dottie of Ocala, FL as well as step-sons, Larry Thompson and his wife Patty, Johnnie Thompson and his wife Lori Ann, Steven Thompson and his wife Robin all of Summerfield, FL and step-daughter Kathy wife of Rick Scherer of Winter Garden, FL. He has 21 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Joyce Rathel of Jacksonville, FL and Hazel Rathel of Americus, Ga.  Besides his first wife, Willie, he was predeceased by brothers, Doyle and Cecil Rathel.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL.  The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Belleview First Baptist Church, 6107 SE Agnew, Belleview. Friends gathered at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by interment in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be sent to the Damon Walker Scholarship Fund at the Belleview First Baptist Church. Hiers-Baxley.com.

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WILLIS R. PARKER

Willis R. Parker, Jr., 73, of Summerfield, FL passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 in his home.  He was the husband of Patricia Parker for 37 years.

Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was a son of the late Willis R. and Dorothy Parker.  He graduated from Churchland High School Class of 1962 and attended Virginia Tech College. Willis was a veteran of the US Army serving as a Medic during the Vietnam War. After his time in the Army he worked for Mervis Uniforms, Portsmouth, VA.  He moved to Washington, DC in 1990 as the manager of Nick Bloom Uniforms retiring in 2002 and moving to Florida. He was active coaching youth baseball and basketball.  He refereed volleyball and umpired baseball both in Virginia and Florida.

Willis will be deeply missed by his wife, Patricia and son Chad Parker of NC and step-sons, William Lutz, Virginia Beach, VA and Matthew Lutz of Carrollton, VA and step-daughter Barbara Chuidian of Katy, TX. He has 9 grandchildren. He is also survived by his father, W.R. Parker, Sr. and brothers, Phillip and Larry Parker.

Willis will be laid to rest in Virginia.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview, FL 34420. Hiers-Baxley.com.

Willis will be laid to rest in Virginia.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview, FL 34420. Hiers-Baxley.com.

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DARREL EUGENE STEVENS

Darrel Eugene Stevens, 61, died Friday (Oct. 14) at Estelle’s House, Hospice facility in Ocala after a prolonged illness.

Born and reared in Gainesville, Darrel lived in the Belleview area for the past 28 years. He was general manager and salesman for H&M Mower Sales & Service in Leesburg.

Darrel who was nicknamed “Rudy,” was known throughout the area as a softball player, softball coach and recreation league umpire and referee. He was a devoted fan of University of Florida Gator athletics and he loved the water, spending many happy hours jet skiing on Lake Weir.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Stevens of Gainesville. He is survived by a brother, David Stevens of San Diego, California; and three sisters, Kerry Burke of Ocala; Linda Trantham of Gainesville and Andrea Anderson of Lacrosse; ten nieces and nephews and many close friends.

A celebration of Darrel’s life will be held from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Kiwanis Club of Lake Weir, 15380 SE 140th Ave Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32195. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, contributions in Darrel’s memory may be made to Hospice of Marion County.

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November 3, 2016

STANLEY R. SELENT

Stanley R. Selent, 84, of Belleview, FL passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 under the care of Estelle’s Hospice House, Ocala, FL.  He was the husband of the late Marianne Selent who preceded him in April 20, 2001.

Born in a German colony within the Ukraine, Stanley immigrated to the United States in 1952. Prior to his retirement he worked for the Ford Motor Company for 30 years and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union.  Stanley enjoyed golf, gardening, ballroom and German folk dancing as well as woodworking. Stanley had a great sense of humor constantly telling jokes and humorous stories.  He was very proud of his American citizenship. Stanley and Marianne moved to Belleview in 1986 from Steger, IL.

Stanley will be deeply missed by his daughters, Heidi wife of Bill Oetting of Glen Burnie, MD and Mary wife of Richard Mounts of Edmonton, OK and son, Robert Selent and his wife Mary Ann of Munster, IN.  Stanley was the proud grandfather of 6 and has 3 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brothers, Rudy Selent and his wife Erna of Steger, IL and Erich Selent of CO.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Marianne and his brother, Peter Selent.

A visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL followed by funeral service at 2:00 PM.  Interment will be at the Belleview Cemetery. Hiers-Baxley.com.

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RICHARD CHARLES KALEIDA

Richard Charles Kaleida, 71, of Clifton, Tennessee passed October 30, 2016. Richard C. Kaleida was born on August 19, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Mildred Marie Wolfram Kaleida and Herman Charles Kaleida.

During his life he completed studies in Aeronautic at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautic, LaSalle University business, Liberty University business and Emory University Candler School of Theology BA.

He had careers at Boeing Aircraft Corporation, an insurance business with Aid Association for Lutheran, owner of Golden Corral restaurant and owner of RST used car dealership. It was during this time as owner of RST Motors he received his call into ministry. He was a pastor with the United Methodist Church and served in the Florida Conference, where he received the Denman Award and Grand Himes Award while serving in his first churches. Richard also served in the Tennessee Conferences. Richard was a United Methodist Evangelist. Richard was also ordained with Kingsway Fellowship International a non-denominational ministry. He retired from the local church in 2006 due to health problems.

He was married to Sueann Ritenour on September 9, 1966 of whom is survived. They had two children, Timothy Charles Kaleida and Sherri Lynn Kaleida who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death are his parents and two sisters Carol Marie Kaleida and Marion Mildred Johnson.

Richard is survived by his son Timothy Charles Kaleida of Belleview, Florida, a brother Robert David Kaleida, wife Ferebee of Dunwoody, Georgia, granddaughter Aimee Lynn Kaleida and great granddaughter Kyla Ann Lynn Feliciano both of Belleview, Florida and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service, 5946 SE Robinson Rd., Belleview, FL with Funeral Services at 2:00 PM with Rev. Robert Sadler presiding. Interment will be in the Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, FL.

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October 13, 2016

October 6, 2016

RICHARD OBERLIN GRAY

 

Richard Oberlin Gray, 48, of Ocala passed away September 6, 2016 at his home. Born in Paulding, Ohio, he moved to this area in 1969.

ELBERT E. MCMECHEN

Elbert E. “Mick” McMechen of Belleview, Florida, died October 9th 2016 at the age of 91.  Mick was born January 21st, 1925 in Glendale, West Virginia, one of seven children of Elbert and Edna McMechen.

Mick passed away at home, comfortably with his family and friend in the log cabin he built beside his airstrip.  He spent his last day on his front porch with his friends and family, watching them take rides in his 1941 BT-13 aircraft.

Mick had many accomplishments in his long life, some of which are: WWII aviator, piloting B-24’s over Europe, flying F-84’s with the Ohio National Guard, and a long career with Martin Marietta at Cape Canaveral.  He logged thousands of flight hours in both military and civilian airplanes, he owned several airplanes over the years.  He retired to Belleview, Florida where he continued his love of aviation by building his own airstrip and flying his planes till the age of 91. He also remained an avid tennis player.

Mick had a passion for life and a love for others.  He touched many, who will dearly miss and fondly remember him.

A memorial fly-in will be held Saturday, October 15th, at noon at Back Achers Airfield in Belleview, FL.  The Celebration Of Life gathering will take place later that afternoon at 5:00pm at the Candler VFW, 11100 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala, FL 34472.  Details can be found on the Facebook event at www.mickmcmechen.com. Or contact Chris Hoefly at 352-207-5429. Please RSVP for the Celebration Of Life.

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He was a graduate of Lake Weir High School, head mechanic at Batten Automotive and attended First United Methodist Church of Belleview. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf just to mention a few of his many activities.

He is survived by his loving wife, Renee; daughter, Lynikia S. Gray of Summerfield; mother, Margene (Corneliussen) Hopper and her husband, Charles, of Belleview; father, Richard Gray of Ocala; grandfather, Ernest 0. Cornellussen of Lady Lake; sisters, Gloria Gray of Belleview, and Sharon Roberts of Ocala; brother. Kent Hopper of Summerfield; grandsons. Gary Lane and Richard Logan Gray; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A condolence message may be left at www.baldwincremation.com. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers of Ocala.

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RICHARD “DICK” DEAN LUCAS

Richard “Dick” Dean Lucas, of McBain, Michigan; passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home. He was 59.

Dick was born September 19, 1956, in Beebe, Arkansas, to Robert Dean and Carol C. (Pettit) Lucas. He married Margaret Wonsey on September 23, 1978.

Dick worked for several years as a farmhand, he enjoyed cutting wood, Butterscotch the pony, working on his hobby farm over the years, Wesco doughnuts and instant coffee, and was often referred to as “the goat man.” Dick especially enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his grandson, Sean, often shooting BB guns.

Dick is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children: Robert Dean Lucas, Brandi Ann Lucas and Ashley Mary (Larry Walsh); grandson, Sean; his mother, Carol Johnson of Belleview; and siblings: Don Lucas, Sue Lucas of Belleview; Colette (Daniel) Bissey of Ocala; and Duane Lucas.

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September 22, 2016

BENJAMIN E. LYLE, SR.

Benjamin E. Lyle, Sr., 84, Belleview, Florida passed away on September 8, 2016 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Florida. Mr. Lyle was born in Dalton, Georgia on December 6, 1931 to his parents James L. and Manilla B. Lyle.

In the early 1940’s he and his family moved to Sumter County and settled in Center Hill near Bushnell. In 1971 Mr. Lyle moved to Belleview, Florida and worked at Russell’s Thriftway Grocery Store, where he retired from. Mr. Lyle served with the U.S. Army’s 4th Division during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, a 30 year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8083 and a former member of the Belleview Moose Lodge #1014.

He is survived by his sons: Benjamin E. (Sue) Lyle, Jr. and Larry N. (Patricia) Lyle both of Webster, Florida; three grandchildren: Kassie Henderson, Kimberly Wilson and Summer Jean Rojero ; eight great-grandchildren, and his significant friend Corinne Ann Pelletier. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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September 15, 2016

GEORGE JACOB ALBRIGHT  JR.

George Jacob Albright Jr. went to be with his savior on Sunday, September 12, 2016. He was born September 24, 1931 in a home in Weirsdale, Florida, the proud son of the late George J. Albright Sr. and Julie E. Albright (Martin), all of Weirsdale.

George graduated from Weirsdale High School in 1950, and attended the University of Florida from 1950 to 1954.  George excelled in his college endeavors, joining Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Circle K, a Kiwanis organization.  He was also elected to Florida Blue Key and the U of F Student Hall of Fame.  To this day George loves his Orange and Blue!

George is the retired Executive Vice President of National Standard Life Insurance Co. of Orlando, having started with the company out of college in 1954, and rising through the ranks up to his retirement in 1973.  George managed over 400 agents in twenty offices throughout Florida, and was selected “Man of the Year “ by the Florida Insurance Council in 1971.

In 1973 George embarked on a new career forming Albright Realty and joining Kiwanis International.  His business timing was perfect and Albright Realty provided him and his family with financial success for forty years.  In addition, George supported his family by the citrus groves he and his father George Sr. planted in the Weirsdale area.

George and his wife Aggie’s lifelong love for community service blossomed after joining Kiwanis.  They were quite a team!  George’s rise through the Kiwanis ranks includes: 1975 President of the Lake Weir Club; 1981 Lt. Governor Division 18; 1991 Florida District Treasurer; 1992 Governor elect; the Governor for 1993-94.  Finally George capped his Kiwanis journey as the President of Kiwanis International Foundation worldwide, raising millions of dollars for children’s causes.

George and Aggie’s 40 year perfect attendance at Kiwanis included starting the statewide “Apples for Teachers” program, creating the Annual Florida Kiwanis Cookbook; and beginning the George Albright Charity Golf Tournament, which lasted over twenty years.  Both are Hixon Diamond 16 award recipients, Kiwanis Ambassadors, and members of the Kiwanis Heritage Society.

George’s lifelong love and commitment to the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church began with his baptism in 1931, by his grandfather, the Reverend George Edwin Albright.  During his lifetime George served his church as an Elder, Deacon, Finance Committee member and many committee chairs.  He always looked forward to selling and delivering over 500 tickets each year to the annual Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner held at the church.

George loved politics and enjoyed supporting many local candidates for office.  He served Marion County as its Building and Zoning Committee Chair and was a member of the County’s Environmental Land Council aka “Pennies for Parks”.  Many of his happiest times were spent with Aggie at their cabin on Cattail Creek in North Carolina.  George’s wit and humor will be missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 43 years Aggie, his four sons, George III,(Tammy), Dr. David, (Jackie), Clay, (Donna), and Justin; grandchildren Brandon, Austin, Reagan, Molly, Carly, Jake, Ryan, JJ, and Isabella.  All are extremely blessed to live in Marion County.  He is preceded in death by his parents and his infant brother Billy.  In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Lake Weir Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 725, Ocklawaha, FL . 32183

The family will be receiving friends from 5-7pm on Friday, September, 16, 2016 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, 910 East Silver Springs Blvd.  The service will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ocala, 511 SE 3rd St, Ocala.  Feel free to wear your Orange and Blue to show your support for the Florida Gators and the Florida Kiwanis.  Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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JAMES EDWARD FINN

James Edward Finn, 89, of Belleview, Florida passed away September 9, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Florida. He was the husband of Sandra L. Finn for 52 years.

James was born in Youngstown, Ohio a son of the late James and Shirley Finn. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during World War II.  In the early 1950’s he played professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians.  He later worked for the Firestone Tire Company.  He enjoyed playing golf and listening to country music. James and Sandra moved to Belleview from Norton, OH in 1984.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sandra and son, Michael D. Finn of Winter Garden, FL. He has 2 grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.

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JANICE ANITA SAPUTO

Janice Anita Saputo, 83, of Summerfield, Florida passed away September

4, 2016 at her sister’s home. She was born on September 14, 1932 in Ardonia, New York to Oliver and Margaret (Sabarese) Byrne. Prior to her retirement she owned and operated a restaurant.

Janice will be deeply missed by her sisters, M. Louise Hatcher of Summerfield, FL, Claire Costantino of Highland, NY and brother, Oliver Thomas Byrne of Highland, NY and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Sebastian Saputo.

Funeral services were held on 09/09/2016 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 4956 SE Robinson Road, Belleview. Interment will be at Massachusetts. Memorials may be made to the St. Theresa Pantry, Belleview, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.

 

 

LYNETTE ARLENE SAWYER

Lynette Arlene Sawyer, 82, of Summerfield, Florida passed away September 6, 2016 at Sylvia’s House Ocala, Florida. She was the wife of the late Robert D. Sawyer, Sr. who preceded her on May 3, 2004.

She was born on June 4, 1934 in Crawford, Wisconsin to Alfred and Alice (Henthorn) Dregne. She was a member of the Belleview United Methodist Church. Lynette loved reading the Bible and studying the scriptures. She loved her family and especially enjoyed the holidays.  She had been known to eat dessert first and the minestrone soup at the Olive Garden restaurant. She wrote a column for the Voice of South Marion for many years.

Lynette will be deeply missed by her sons: Clint Sawyer of Summerfield, FL, Robert D Sawyer, Jr of Chattanooga, TN and Kyle D Sawyer of Wilsonville, OR and daughters, Tari M Friemuth Ocala, FL and Tami Locklear of Florence, SC. She has 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,5946 SE Robinson Road,  in Belleview on Sunday September 11. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, September 12.

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September 8, 2016

LARRY R. BENTON

Larry R. Benton, 68, of Belleview, Florida passed away September 4, 2016 at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  He was the husband of JoAnn Benton for 32 years

Larry was born in Gloversville, New York, raised in Northville, New York, a son of the late Raymond and Mary (Hill) Benton.  He was of the Methodist Faith.  He was an Accountant by profession and had an Accounting Office in The Villages, FL.

Larry will be deeply missed by his wife, JoAnn and his son, Matthew Joseph Benton of Belleview, FL.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Nina Brousseau.  He is also survived by his niece Hope Miller of California and nephew Peter Brousseau of Pennsylvania.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Hiers-Baxley.com.

 

PATRICIA A. TOLER

Patricia A. Toler, 53, of Ocala passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Bushnell. Mrs. Toler was born in Bushnell September 23, 1962 to Mitchell and Shirley (Waters) Lightfoot. She was a homemaker and has lived in this area all of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Hurshel Toler; children, Nicholas and Nicole Cadle, Morgan and Joseph Petty, Andrea and Joshua Carmona; parents, Mitchell and Shirley Lightfoot, sister, Debbie and John Mayer; grandchildren, Brittany Cadle, Jaylynn Cadle, Trinity Ramos, Summer Carmona, Alivia Carmona, Starletta Carmona and Cadence Carmona.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Patricia’s life Saturday, September 10, 2016 with visiting from 2:00 pm until the service begins at 3:00pm in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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September 1, 2016

JACK L. “Grandpa” SMITH

Jack L. “Grandpa” Smith, 78, of Summerfield passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016. Mr. Smith was born February 10, 1938 in Greece, NY to Walter A. and Pearl L. (Yandow) Smith. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran.

Jack moved here in 1972 from Brockport, NY and retired from ARMCO Steel after 31 years of service. Jack loved to give back and was the Sumter Santa for 20 years, and was a driving force for collecting pop tops to help children at Shands and had donated over 35 gallons of blood. He also drove the Whitney Baptist Church Bus for many years where he was the childrens minister for 25 years and is now a member of the Leesburg Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include Barbara, his loving wife of 48 years next Wednesday; sons, Ted H. (Melissa) Smith of Summerfield, Rodney Lawrence of Ocala and Clinton (Tammy) Smith of Wildwood; daughters, Robin (Wayne) Patrick of Belleview, Roxanne Stafford of Wildwood and Jacqueline (Ricky) Smith of Floral City; brothers, Neil Czerniak of Hamlin, NY, Edward Czerniak of Holly, NY, George Czerniak of Holly, NY and Frank Czerniak of Rochester, NY; sisters, Vanessa Schuck of Cleveland, OH, Luanna Wolff of Fruitland Park and Lanette Villa of Hilton, NY; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Walter Smith, Frank Smith and Robert Smith.

Visitation was from 5:00 – 7:00pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel. Funeral services were held at 11:00am Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the Leesburg Missionary Baptist Church with interment following in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. On-line condolences may be share by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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August 25, 2016

 

 

BETTY JEAN BLACKMON

Betty Jean Blackmon, 70, of Summerfield, FL passed away on Friday, August, 20, 2016 under the care of Sylvia’s Hospice House, Ocala, FL.  She was the wife of the late Harold D. Blackmon who preceded her on September 5, 2013.

Born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Lorraine Meysembourg. Prior to her retirement she spent many years owning and operating Miss Betty’s Playhouse, Belleview, FL.

Betty will be deeply missed by her sons: Kenneth Blackmon of Summerfield, FL and Kevin Blackmon of Belleview, FL.  She was the grandmother of Rebecca Mozell of Belleview, FL and Kristopher Blackmon of Summerfield, FL and the great grandmother of Laila, Zaila and Shaila Mozell of Belleview, FL.  She is survived by a brother, Leonard L. Meysembourg of Barron, WI.

The family will receive friends at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd., Belleview, FL 34420 on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Graveside services will be at Crum Cemetery, Summerfield, following the visitation at 11:00 AM. _________________________________________
August 18, 2016

HEDY  FLEMMING

 

Hedy  Flemming, 101, of Belleview, Florida passed away August 10, 2016 at Estelle’s Hospice House Ocala, Florida. She was born on September 7, 1914 in Wuppertal, Germany to Theofiel and Hulda (Ledermann) Flemming.

Hedy is the last of her immediate family.  She emigrated from Germany after surviving World War II.  She worked as a secretary for the U.S. Army prior to retiring. Hedy was a long time resident of Belleview.

The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM at  Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 followed by interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL. Hiers-Baxley.com.
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July 28, 2016

 

 

GERALD “Jerry’’ FRANCIS JACQUES

Gerald F. Jacques, 73, passed away suddenly at his home on July 9, 2016. He was born February 4, 1943, in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Francis X. Jacques and Marion (Aspinwall) Jacques.

Gerald graduated from Vocational High School of Pawtucket, Rl in 1961. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Airforce. He married Rosemarie “Rosie” Vieira and they settled in Lincoln, Rhode Island. They celebrated 47 years of marriage in September. Gerald was employed as an electronic research technician for Raytheon and the U.S. Defense Dept. Gerald was a loyal member of the American Legion Post 284 of Belleview, Moose Post 1144 of Belleview, member of NSRA, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree, and was the founder of the Belleview Cruisers car club.

Survivors are his wife, Rosemarie (Vieira) Jacques and daughters Michelle and her husband, David L Ordway of Ocala, FL and Lisa and her husband, Christopher M Calia of Belleview, FL. He is also survived by his brother Dana Jacques of N Providence, Rl and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join his family on Friday, July 29, 2016, St. Jude Church, 443 Marion Oaks Drive, Ocala, 34473 where a memorial service will be held at 8:30 a.m., followed by a military ceremony by the VFW at Bushnell VA Cemetery, 6502 SW 102”d Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 at 11:00 a.m.

The family invites relatives and friends for conversation and a buffet lunch at the Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make gifts in his memory to American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or Marion County Humane Society

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WARREN EUGENE KUGLER JR

Beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, and Grandfather, Warren E. Kugler passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on July 20, 2016.

Warren was born on February 26, 1969 in Bridgeton, New Jersey and moved with his family to Summerfield, FL at the age of 2.

Warren is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years Tracy Kugler, his pride and joy son Steven and wife Deidra, grandsons Alexander and Jacob Kugler, his mother Paulette Kugler Masson and stepfather Richard Masson, sister Shirley Kugler Thomas, and 3 step sisters BJ Mumford, Cindy Long, and Candice Masson. Warren was preceded in death by his father Warren E. Kugler Sr and his sister Veronica Brank Betts.

Warren was an esteemed deputy for Marion County Sheriff’s Office for 8 years, working as a patrol officer, then as a school resource officer at Fort McCoy Middle and Lake Weir High, and then retiring as bailiff at Marion County Courthouse under Judge Pope.

Warren loved his profession and had high regards for Judge Pope. Warren was beloved by all who knew him, making friends wherever he went, and always willing to help someone out. He was extremely involved in the community, coaching Belleview youth baseball teams and donating his time to the WILLOW program for at risk youth, as well as the Marion County Sheriff’s Cadet Program.

The Ultimate Family Man, Warren will be forever Loved and Remembered by all who knew him, and will be especially honored by those he loved most.

The Viewing will be held at Village View Community Church in Summerfield, FL on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10 a.m.to 11a.m. with the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be in the Belleview City Cemetery, Belleview, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to Belleview Ball Field or Marion County Sheriff’s Cadet Program in remembrance of Warren. Hiers-Baxley.com.

 

ELIZABETH ISABELLE WATTS

Elizabeth Isabelle Watts “Lizzie” was born March 4, 1919 in Summerfield, FL. She was married to Silas Lee Watts for over 40 years until his death in 1978. She loved cooking, gardening, and canning.  She enjoyed showing hospitality to family and friends, and was an active member of Pedro Baptist Church.

Lizzie resided in Summerfield until recent years when she became ill from cancer, and lived in Orlando, FL with her family who cared for her.  Lizzie went home to be with Jesus on July 22, 2016.

She is survived by her daughters Bertha (Merrill) Jane Crissey and Linda Sue Diaz, as well as her many loved ones, nieces nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview, Belleview, FL.  Interment will be at Nichols Cemetery, Oxford, FL.

Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com. .

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July 21, 2016
CORA LEE WOLFF

Cora Lee Wolff, 91, of Belleview, passed away on July 12, 2016.

Wolff was born in Shelby County, IL. She was a retired secretary for Caterpillar Equipment Manufacturing.

She is survived by her son, Todd Walsh of Belleview.

The arrangements were handled by Baldwin Brothers Funerals and Cremation, 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd, in Ocala.

July 7, 2016

ANDRES  “Jimmy” SANTIAGO

Andres “Jimmy” Santiago, age 80, of Belleview, FL passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 under the care of Legacy Hospice House, Ocala.  He was the husband of Diane Santiago for 55 years.

Born in Puerto Rico he was a son of the late Victor and Matilda Santiago.  Jimmy was owner and operator of a frozen food franchise. He was an avid fisherman.  He was a born again Christian and loved his Lord.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Diane and daughter; Elizabeth wife of Shayne Baxter of Miami, FL, son Andrew Santiago and his wife Cyndi of Ocala, FL , son, Paul Santiago and his wife Christine of Summerfield, FL, daughter, Yvette wife of Gary Hegler of Belleview, FL and daughter, Diane wife of Charles Harth of Belleview, FL. He has 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  He is survived by 3 sisters and a brother.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 from1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Community Harvest Baptist Church, Summerfield, FL with a Funeral Service at 2:00 PM followed by interment in the Belleview City Cemetery, Belleview, FL.

In lieu of flowers Jimmy would have loved for you to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior to be reunited with Him one day.

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Linda M. Lanzillotti

Linda M. Lanzillotti, passed away July 3, 2016 after a long illness.  She was born in Worcester, MA daughter of Victor Marotta and Jean Turner.  She went to school in Worcester, MA and moved to FL in 1995.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 32 years Leonard Lanzillotti; son Leonard Lanzillotti, Jr; grandson Jayden Lanzillotti in Georgia; stepfather Al Bisson; and brother Richard Turner in Worcester, MA; father in law Anthony Lanzillotti and many other family members.

She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL where a memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Family recommends memorials be given to Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, FL  Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

June 16, 2016

SHIRLEY O’HAGAN

Shirley O’Hagan, age 91, day, June 14, 2016 at Estelle’s House, Hospice of Marion County, following a brief illness.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Dudley (Stan), Gail Sauer (Steve), grandchildren, Gregg Dudley (Renee), Kristen Wilson (Eric), Kerri Sauer and Kevin Sauer, great-grandchildren, Reed and Hannah Dudley, Miranda and Joshua Underwood.

A resident of Ocklawaha for over 60 years, Shirley was a member of the Ocklawaha United Methodist Church and was retired from Flower Power Corporation (Duke Energy).  She had a wicked sense of humor and was always smiling. Shirley loved little theatre groups, volunteering at her church and in her community; but most of all she loved her family.

A celebration of her life will be held by the family at a later date. Shirley enjoyed volunteering and helping to read to children at Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School.  Remembrances honoring her may be made in her name to Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School Library Fund, 16705 Southeast 134th Terrace, Weirsdale, FL 32195.

Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

The rains fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

June 9, 2016

LENORA ELAINE SLEY LONG

Lenora S. Long, 92, died May 30, 2016 at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home in Paris, TX.

Mrs. Long was a native of Orlando, FL and moved to Weirsdale in 1954 where she resided until she was 85. She was an Elder in Weirsdale Presbyterian Church and was very active in the women’s organization.

She is preceded in death by her husband Herman E. Long Sr., her parents Dutch and Davena Sley, a sister Gretchen Minter, and a brother George Sley.

Lenora is survived by three sons, Herman Ellis Long Jr. (Wanda), of Belleview; Sam V. Long (Lynne), of Lake Creek, Texas; Ronald G. Long (Debby), of Ocala; six grandchildren, Herman E. Long III (Erin), Seattle, Washington; Jodi Long Hightower (Chad), of Belleview; Amy Long Griffin (Ray), of Ocala; Greg Long (Jill), of Conway, Arizona; Joy Long, of Cleveland, Mississippi; Sammy Long (Jamie), of Lake Creek, Texas; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on June 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Weirsdale Presbyterian Church.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the scholarship fund at Weirsdale Presbyterian Church.

May 26, 2016

BILL LANKFORD

Bill Lankford, 69, of Belleview passed away on May 11, 2016.

Bill was born in Hollywood, FL on October 27, 1946 to Joseph Dorr Lankford and Marjorie Ann Seamans Lankford.

He graduated from McArthur High School in Hollywood in June of 1964.

After graduation he started working with his father who ran Lankford Plumbing in Hollywood. After his fathers death he started working for the City of Hollywood as their only plumber. Bill retired from the city on September 29, 2011 with 20 years of faithful service.

He moved to Belleview in May 2012 with his wife Mary Ann and their two sons Joe and Matt.

Bill and his wife of 47 years enjoyed 20 years of reenacting the War Between The States. Bill proudly wore the Confederate gray. He had to give up his beloved hobby last fall do to ill health.

A memorial service will be held on May 28th, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Belleview.

May 12, 2016

PAULA GAZDA

Paula Gazda, 90, retired retail manager, died May 2, 2016 at home.

A native of Biene, Germany, she immigrated to Stamford, Connecticut with her husband Leon in 1951. They moved to Belleview, FL in 1955, at which time they became members of St. Theresa Catholic Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who worked hard, enjoyed cooking, and gatherings with family and friends.

Paula was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Leon, her sisters Mia, Clara, and Anna, and her brother Paul.

She is survived by her sister Rosa Espelmann, Germany; her son Robert Gazda (Karen), Belleview; her daughter Patricia Sauey (Jeff), Ocala; and her two grandsons, Matthew and Stephen Sauey, Jacksonville.

A mass will be held at 12:00 pm on May 14th, 2016 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Belleview with Father David Vivero presiding. Memorial donations may be made to St. Theresa.

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April 7, 2016

ERIC JAMES BILYOU, JR.

Eric James Bilyou, Jr. born on Friday, March 25, 2016 to Aimee Viger and Eric Bilyou, Sr. passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was too perfect for this Earth. He made such a positive impact on so many lives in his short time here, and he will be in our hearts forever.

A funeral service will be held at Village View Community Church, 8585 SE 147th Pl, Summerfield, FL 34491 on Saturday, April 9th 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Good Shepherd Memorial Garden following the service. Please come dressed in pastels, we are celebrating his amazing, short life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to gofundme.com/ericbilyoujr.

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JERRY W. TIPTON

Jerry W. Tipton 73 passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 9th, 2016. Born in Irvine, Kentucky. He resided in Marion County since 1977 and was a Construction Contractor. He enjoyed family, boating, fishing, hunting and gardening.

He is survived by his 4 Daughter’s Sherri Umland, Lisa McClane and Renna Levert of Summerfield, FL and Amber Farkas of Port Saint Lucie, FL 4 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 3 Brother’s, Jim, John and Roger Tipton. 3 Sister’s Ruby Kelly, Carol Goins and Beth Duff.

Mr. Tipton is proceeded by his Father Clarence Tipton and Mother Ella Tipton and Brother’s Ray and Eddie, Sister’s Flo and Onarea. A memorial service will be held in Irvine, Kentucky. If you would like more information regarding his services, please email: RLevert.rl@gmail.com In lieu of Flowers please make donations on Jerry Tipton’s behalf to The Ted & Diane Brandley House/Hospice of Marion, 17395 SE 109th Terrace, Summerfield, FL 34491 (352) 307-3417.

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March 31, 2016

SANDY HANCOCK

Sandy Hancock, 49, passed away at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Tuesday, March 22, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Sandy had lived in Belleview since 1978 and had moved to the Fort Lauderdale area in 2007. She was loving, funny, completely selfless, a strong fighter, nurturing, loved scary movies, loved being a nurse and loved her family dearly. Sandy met David Hancock at Lake Weir Middle School and they have been together ever since, almost 35 years. She was a very devoted grandmother, no matter how much pain she was in, when she saw Makenzie, her pain disappeared because Makenzie was her medicine.  She and her sisters, after the passing of their sister, Beverly, always referred to themselves as “one heart, three beats”. In addition to her sister Beverly, she was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Weiss and an infant brother, Robert Weiss.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, David Hancock; children, David Allen Hancock (Rhiannon), Brittanny Hancock; granddaughter, Makenzie Hancock; father, Ernest Weiss; siblings, Eugene Weiss (Lori), Nancy Longton (Michael), Robert Weiss (Lillian), Richard Weiss (Cindy), William Weiss (Donna), Debra Croteau (Brian); numerous nieces and nephews and mother-in-law, Martha Hancock.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 3pm Saturday, March 26, 2015 at the funeral home. A  funeral service will follow at 3pm with Pastor Doug Stone officiating. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Florida.

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March 24, 2016

JAMES ROBERT “Buddy” PRICE III

James Robert “Buddy” Price, III, 26, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016. Mr. Price was born March 6, 1990 in Orlando to Jimmy and Connie (Fierra) Price. He lived here all of his life and was an A/C & Heating Specialist. Buddy loved being a good Dad and going fishing.

Survivors include his Fiancé of 4½ years, Kerri Unclebach; 2 year old son, Bryson Price; father, John Scheiterle; brother, Jonathan Scheiterle and sister, Jenica Scheiterle.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

 

BILLY CHARLES FRETWELL

Billy Charles Fretwell, 42, passed away peacefully Monday, March 21, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Jeanette Fretwell.

He was funny and he liked to travel, always asked about his nieces and nephews, the dogs, the cat and loved to visit with his sister.

He is survived by his sister, Teresa Gladstone; numerous nieces and nephews.

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MARY H. MILLER

Mary H. Miller, age 96 went in peace to be with the Lord February 20, 2016.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belleview, FL for over 30 years.  Mary graduated in 1939 from Lily, KY High School, was a beautician in Gary, Indiana for several years, retiring in Ocala, FL as an avid seamstress, quilter, and gardener.

She is proceeded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Elmer Miller; her 5 sisters, 1 brother, and son Terry Miller.  She is survived by her 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and numerous cherished nieces and nephews.

Receiving of friends was held on Friday, February 26th from 2-4pm at Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.  Funeral Services were held at the First Baptist Church, Belleview, FL on Saturday, February 27th at 11am.  Memorial held after the services at the First Baptist Church of Belleview Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist Church of Belleview Food Ministry or New Vision for Independence.  www.newvisionfl.org

Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.robertsfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Roberts of Ocala, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, FL, 34471.

Eugene F. Harper, Jr. “Butch”

Eugene F. Harper, Jr. “Butch”, 72, of Belleview went home to be with the Lord February 28, 2016.  Born in Orlando, FL he came to this area in 1977 from West Palm Beach, FL.  He was a retired contractor and owner/operator of Interstate Construction Co. of Belleview.

Mr. Harper was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview and their Good News Club and Prayer Ministry.  He was also a master craftsman and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Helen L. Harper; daughter, Stacia Lynn Foden “Stacy”(Frank) of Crystal River, FL; son, Eugene F. Harper III “Buster” (Carol) of Dunnellon, FL; sisters, Cynthia Ashton (Charles) of Belleview, FL and Jean Thompson (Carl) of Pulaski, TN; brother, Tom Harper of Belleview, FL; grandchildren, Michael Harper, Calvin (Ruth) and Krista Murphy, Eugene F. Harper IV “Bubba” (Elizabeth), Kelsie, Kacie and Kamie Harper and Zachary Foden.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Belleview (6107 SE Agnew Rd., Belleview) on Friday, March 4th at 11AM.  Inurnment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Good News Club in care of First Baptist Church of Belleview.

Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel 606 SW 2nd Ave. Ocala 622-4141.  A condolence message may be left at www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

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Ralph Steve Scroggie

Steve went to be with the Lord on February 19th at his home with his children by his side. Born in Jacksonville Florida in 1940, he moved at the age of two, to a farm in Summerfield, inherited by his mother. His dad bought additional acreage and Scroggie’s Dairy was born.

After graduating from LWHS in 1958, he joined the U.S. Army reserve and did his basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He finished up his six year reserve time with the 351st MP unit in Ocala. He graduated from CFCC, now College of Central Florida.

He married Laverne Griggs of Weirsdale in 1963. They have three children, Tasha, Mike and Bryan. After taking a two year training program with The Department of Transportation he moved from Summerfield to Dade City, Bartow, Leesburg and back to Belleview which he called God’s country. He retired from DOT as a professional engineer after 37 years of service.  After retirement from there, he went to work for the State of Florida as an inspector of roads and bridges from Ocala to Ft. Lauderdale.

Steve loved the sport of football and was a big Gator fan. He played one year at the old Summerfield School and three years at the new LWHS earning All State honors. He also enjoyed and played golf, tennis, and bowling and coached the Smart Set Beauty Salon girls’ softball team at the Belleview baseball complex.

He loved going to church, reading his bible and would talk to anyone about the Lord.

He is survived by his daughter, Tasha (Greg) Humphries, sons, Mike and Bryan (Megan), brothers, Casey (Tot) and Gene (Anita), grandsons, Matt and Andrew Humphries, LaVerne Scroggie, the mother of his children, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Norma Scroggie.

A memorial service will be held at The Garden Worship Center, 12740 SE County Hwy 484, Belleview, FL at 10:00 am Saturday, March 5th., with Pastor Norman Lee Schaffer.

The family will receive family and friends at Steve’s home, 13800 SE 80th Ave., Summerfield after the services. Family suggest memorials be given to Hospice of Marion County.

 

 

February 25, 2016

BRIDGET ANNETTE ANIEL
Bridget Annette Aniel, 33, passed peacefully February 20, 2016, surrounded by loved ones at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. due to complications from an infection.

She is survived by her son, Ecko Ellis, Fiance Mike McGowan and his children O’Ryleigh and Dalton, both parents Sheila Ledford and Fred Aniel, Grandparents Mary and Earl Miller, 5 sisters, 1 brother, their families and countless others who were touched by her kindness daily. She’ll be missed by all who knew her.

A funeral service will be held at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM.  There will be a visitation from 3:00 to 5:00 PM prior to the service.

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January 28, 2016

Major Phillip Lanier Thompson U.S. Army (Ret)

Phillip Lanier Thompson, born 6 March 1928 and died 22 January 2016.  Born in Ocala, FL he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle.  He never greeted a person without a  big smile and a kind word.  He was married to his sweetheart, “Beckie” for more than 68 years and adored his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a career military man, entering the U.S. Navy at the age of 15, served four years as an Aviation Structural Machinists Mate on PBY’s, PBM’s, R4-D’s and C-47 aircraft in the Pacific during WWII. During a pilot shortage in WWII, he became a pilot during the Navy’s “Enlisted Pilot Program” which lasted about a year.

Following his Navy stent he worked as a brick/block mason and drove a taxi for a year in Ocala.  He then enlisted in the Army and worked in the Military Police Corps and Criminal Investigation Division.  He had numerous assignments including: Head of Security in the Pentagon War Room, responsible for security during the first hydrogen bomb and other atomic bomb tests in the Pacific Atolls and was an instructor at the Military Intelligence and Police School in Germany.  He was commissioned as an Army First Lieutenant in the Chemical Corps and served in numerous positions including: Commanding Officer, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado and Commandant of the CBR School at Fort Knox Kentucky.  He retired as a decorated Army Officer at the rank of Major.

After 26 years of active duty service he retired, moved to Belleview and became the Civil Defense Director for Marion County and helped establish numerous volunteer fire departments within Marion County. He also served as the President of the Florida Civil Defense Association for three years.  He was responsible for obtaining the county’s first Hurst Rescue Tool (Jaws of Life), extricated two traffic victims and saved their lives on the day the Hurst Tool was delivered to South Marion Volunteer Fire Department.  He received the Hurst Tool companies’ highest honor and was awarded the “Hurst Tool Green Cross Hero Award” for the lives he saved.  After retiring from the fire department position he became a Marion County Fireman and eventually became the Chief of South Marion Volunteer Fire Department.  He was also an EMT.  In later years he became a part-time substitute teacher at Lake Weir and Belleview High Schools.  He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Belleview Masonic Lodge.

He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Belleview since 1947, where he served as Sunday School Teacher, Usher and held the position of Deacon Emeritus. He and wife Beckie were avid missionaries for “Campers on Mission”, an organization that utilized their RV’s for various local and long-distance missionary trips throughout the United States.

He was always active with his two boys, David and Tim and was involved with scouting; became Scout Master of Troop 429 in Aurora, Colorado.  He loved to fish, camp, RV, serve at church and help anyone whenever he could.  He was an accomplished brick mason and knew everything there was to know about building a house.  He especially loved teaching and playing with kids of all ages and especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Beckie Thompson of Belleview, son Tim (Cyndi) Thompson, grandchildren Myke (Martha) Thompson, Katie Thompson, Jeff Wynn, Jason (Tina) Thompson, Lauren (Mikey) Miley and great grandchildren Hayden Thompson, Travis Thompson and Ava Miley.
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January 14, 2016

MELDORA M. (Dolly) RUSSELL RONCO

Meldora M. “Dolly” (Russell) Ronco, 88, of Belleview, Florida died on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Ocala Regional Hospital in Ocala, Fl. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E Ronco, Sr. on November 24, 2013.  They spent 67 wonderful years together enjoying their residences in Maine, Massachusetts and Florida.

Born at their family home in Millinockett, Maine on May 11, 1927, she was oldest girl to Herman and Arlene (Harriman) Russell.  Named after her two grandmothers, who were midwifes, Susan Meldora Gee and Martha Lucinda Frost.

Dolly worked many years at the Foxboro Company but was best known for Foxvale community mother’s club and den mother for cub scouts.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was caring, grateful and unselfish providing comfort of home and food to many.

Her paradise is the Mt. Katahdin view cottage in the Northern Woods of Maine.

She leaves behind four children: Lawrence E. Ronco, Jr. of Boston, MA; Jean C. Warner and the late John L. Warner of Belleview, FL; Russell J. Ronco and his companion, Linda A. Poore of Norton, MA; Judy A. Warner and her husband, Roger S. Warner of Attleboro Falls, MA; two grandchildren:  Ethan T. Warner and Emily J. Warner, both of North Attleboro, MA; and a large loving family and many lifelong friends.  She has been predeceased by her siblings; Leonard Russell, Geri Ohle, Margorie Mitchell, Francis Curtis, Pamela St. George, Gloria Inman and living sisters, Ina Pinette and Mary Stanton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life to be held in Massachusetts at a later date. Private burial will be held in the Gray Cemetery in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dolly’s name to give thanks for her previous health care providers.

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VERNA LUCILLE Ohren OberMark

Verna Lucille Ohren Obermark of Belleview was called home to be with the Lord on

Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Mrs. Obermark was born on January 27, 1931 in Greenville, Illinois to Vernon and Ivah (Stoecklin) Ohren. She married John Henry Obermark on July 29, 1950 and was preceded in death by her husband on May 22, 2013. Mrs. Obermark was also preceded in death by her father and mother; a brother, Harold; and a sister, Virginia.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Endsley (Regie} of Shelby, North Carolina; a son, Eugene Obermark (Rebecca) of Belleview, Florida; and a daughter, Trudy Connell (James) also of Belleview, Florida. Other survivors include 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 3 greatgreat grandchildren and 3 more expected in 2016.

A former nurse’s aide at Utlaut Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Mrs. Obermark relocated to Marion County Florida in 1965 and was employed by Betty Crocker before retiring as a housewife. She was a member of Gracepointe Baptist Church, Summerfield, Florida.

Services will be held in Greenville, Illinois and Mrs. Obermark will be laid to rest at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville. On line condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxlev.com

 

MELANIE OWEN

The Voice of South Marion has lost a valued employee Melanie Owen. Melanie had worked at the Voice for over four years and was a familiar face attending and reporting events around the area. Melanie was an excellent photographer as well as an accomplished graphic artist.

Melaine 53, of Summerfield, FL, passed away on January 9, 2016 from a brain aneurysm. She was born in Malden, MA to Albert and Frances (Flateau) Blok.

Melanie was a graphic artist/reporter for the Voice of South Marion newspaper of Belleview.

She enjoyed working with the Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), Feed The Need, going to auctions and working with animals. Melanie was also a student at CCF studying farm management.

Melanie is preceded in death by her husband, Kent. She leaves behind a daughter, Hope Owen, sister, Sharon Blok, and a granddaughter who was the light of her life.

 

December 17, 2015

George Henry Bickler Jr.

George Henry Bickler Jr., 83, passed away December 13, 2015 at Hospice Sylvia’s House. Born January 23, 1932, in East Orange, NJ, to George Henry Bickler Sr. and Matilda Margaret Gorman, he moved to Marion County in 1975. He retired from the United States Airforce after 24 years and worked for Central Florida Community College as an Academic/Vocational Counselor. He was a long time member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Betty J. Bickler; sons, Michael G. Bickler, Robert “Bobby” Bickler (Aurlie), Steven Wayne Bickler (Kristine); daughters, Patricia Marie Tousignaut (Monty), Mary Susan Gildersleeve (Raymond); brother, Charles Earle Bickler; sister, Olga Bickler; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his sister Bette Ann Balsam.

Visitation was 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was at 12 Noon, Friday, December 18, 2015 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church with Father Patrick Sheedy officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will followed in Florida National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans in memory of George H. Bickler Jr., 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076 or www.DAV.org. Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.

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Henry Lamar Hunt

Henry Lamar Hunt, US Army Chaplain Col. (Ret.), 82 passed Henry Lamar Hunt, US Army Chaplain Col.(Ret.), 82, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 11, 2015 at Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Lamar was born in Lakeland, Florida to the late Henry and Nettie Hunt. He graduated from Kathleen High School and then attended Southeastern Bible College, Florida Southern College, Erskine Seminary, Long Island University where he received his Master’s Degree and finally the US Army War College. He pastored several churches including Wauchula First Assembly, Florida, Honea Path First Assembly, South Carolina, Marion Oaks Community Church, Ocala, Florida, Cedar Key United Methodist, Florida and numerous military assignments as a United Methodist Chaplain in the US, Korea, Vietnam, Germany and the Canal Zone, Panama.

After his retirement became very active in the Ocala religious and volunteer community where he was President of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) and started the Stuff the Bus Program, the Quarterly Memorial Service for deceased veterans. He was a member of GOMA, American Legion 284 of Belleview and Candler VFW. He was also a published author and songwriter. Lamar lived to spread the gospel and positively influence those he served.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Shirley Turner Hunt; daughter, Lisa Hunt Keating (Bruce), Orlando, FL; sons, Alan Hunt, Gainesville, FL, Mark D. Hunt (Kelli), Enterprise, AL; five grandchildren and sister, Betty Kilgore, Lakeland, Florida.

Please visit hiers-baxley.com to share words of condolence with the family.

The family received friends Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 5 – 7 PM at First Baptist Church of Belleview, 6107 SE Agnew Road, Belleview FL 34420. Funeral services were held at the church at 12:30 PM Wednesday, December 16, 2015 with Chaplain Colonel M. Woodbery officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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December 10, 2015

ANA “Trish” PATRICIA Garcia-Corrochano LEWIS

Ana “Trish” Patricia Garcia-Corrochano Lewis, 50, of Belleview passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at her residence in Belleview.

Ana Patricia Garcia-Corrochano Lewis was born in Lima, Peru, moving to this area when she was 7.  Trish graduated from Lake Weir High School in 1984, and then went on to attend Academy of Creative Hair Design in Ocala.  Trish owned and operated numerous hair salons for over 20 years.  She loved going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband Michial  Lewis of Belleview; son Colin Michial Lewis of Belleview; mother Helen Ann Bullman-Baker of Belleview;  sisters Milagros (Scott) F. Garcia-Carr of Summerfield, Melanie (Alberto) Garcia-Corrochano-Benvenuto of Valdez, AK, Pamela  Garcia-Corrochano of Lima Peru; nieces and nephews Cameron  Carr, Isabella, Enzo, Camila  Benvenuto, Gavin,  Mackenzie, Justin  Beale; Father and mother in laws Moses and Gloria Lewis; sister and brother in laws Julie and Gary Beale. She was preceded in death by her father Gonzalo “Carlos” Garcia-Corrochano, and her grandparents Julius and Helen Bullman.

A memorial service will be held at 7pm on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd.  there will be a gathering of family and friend one half hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860 Ocala, FL 34478. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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DOROTHY VIRGINIA ROBILLARD

Dorothy Virginia Robillard, 97, of Belleview passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Camelot Chateau in Ocala.

Dorothy was a native of LeRoy, New York and moved to this area from New York 30 years ago.  She was a homemaker and a member of Belleview United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde Robillard, her daughter Michelle Robillard and her sister Annette Hasselink.  She will be interred at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.

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November 12, 2015

Roger “Keith” Branham

Born December 31, 1965 in Wise, Virginia; died November 4, 2015 in The Villages, Florida.

He was an expert pool player, and enjoyed fishing, camping and being with family and friends.  He was a long time member of the American Pool Players Association.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Michelle “Missi” Branham of Belleview, FL; parents, Roger (Doris) Branham of Summerfield, FL; mother, Doris (David) Lindholm of Ocklawaha, FL; sisters, Glenda Collins of Summerfield, FL, and Jennifer Mullins of Clintwood, VA; step-sons, Karl and Tyler Pulvermuller, both of Belleview, FL; and many nieces, nephews; grandchildren; and friends.

He was proceeded in death by his daughter, Amanda Spoonmore; and sister, Vickie Belcher.

Memorial service was Saturday, November 7, 2015  6:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

 

October 29, 2015

THOMAS “Red” BRENNAN

Born July 23, 1940 in Springfield, MA; died October 21, 2015 in Summerfield, FL.  Moved to Milwaukee, WI in 1946.

He later owned and operated his own auto body shops and earned the title of “greatest auto body man.”

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sandra of Ocklawaha, FL; daughter, Debbie (David) Buchholz of Milwaukee, WI; grandchildren, Mikey Montoya, Melissa (Carlos) Torres; great-grandchildren, Dominick and Solomon; brother, John (Merry) of Australia; nieces and nephews, Terry, Christine, Tim, and Tracey; lifelong friends, David (Skip) Slone, and Regan Murray; dear friends, Stanley Evans, and Patsy Wooden.  Preceded in death by brother, Michael; parents, Thomas and Rita (Wise) Brennan.

Visitation was  held Mon., Oct. 26th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Belleview.  Funeral service was Tue., Oct. 27, 2015  11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Entombment at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, FL.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

 

October 22, 2015

James H. Michel

James H. Michel, age 59 of Belleview, Florida, formerly of Carrolton, Ohio, passed away October 11, 2015 following an extended illness. He was born September, 12, 1956 in Canton, and a graduate of Carrolton High School.

Jim was a self-employed, very skilled and creative carpenter. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping, fishing, gardening, creating unique functional “works of art” from recycled items and hanging out with friends and family.

When asking friends and family about Jim, one would certainly hear this, “Do you know what Jim did for me?” or “Jim always was helping someone”. His goodness and kindness, with a slight touch of orneriness, will be missed.

His father, Thomas V. Michel and brother Lee T. Michel ,precede him in death.

Jim is survived by his mother, Lucille (Haren) Michel of Carrolton; son, Douglas (Jessica) Michel of Florida; brothers Paul (Lori) Michel of Texas and Thomas (DeeDee) Michel of Carrolton; sisters Julie (Monte) Lane of Minerva, Janet Michel of Akron, Karen (Daniel) Crookston of Clinton and Nancy (Raymond) Gallegos of Colorodo; four grandsons, Christopher, Alex, Zachery and Cameron and many nieces and nephews, friends and family in Ohio, and many friends in Florida, especially close friend Donna Swyers.

Jim’s family will receive friends Friday from 5-8 pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 pm, at St. James Catholic Church in Waynesburg. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Morges. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Charities or to your local food bank.

 

Lewis E. Dinkins

Lewis E. Dinkins, 75 passed on to Glory, with his wife by his side, after a courageous battle with kidney failure on October 14, 2015 at Kindred Hospital, Ocala, FL.  He was born on January 5, 1940 in Dunnellon, FL to Clarence and Lilla Dinkins.  He was compassionate, honorable and upheld high principles all his life.  He loved his Lord, family and country. He truly believed “In God We Trust,” as a devout Christian.  Lewis loved fishing, the Gators, and fried chicken.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Kathryn A. Dinkins; son, Mark (Shonda) Dinkins, Dunnellon, FL; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Dinkins Penland, and grandson, Mason, all of Ocala, FL; sister, Norma Steck, Minnesota; numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Mozert; brother, C. L. Dinkins, Jr.

Mr. Dinkins graduated from Dunnellon High School with honors, graduated from Central Florida Community College having been the first President of the Student Body when it opened in 1958.  Lewis graduated from Stetson University in Deland, FL and Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL with a L. L. B. and Trial Lawyers Degree in 1964 as President of his class and member of Delta Theta Phi Fraternity.  He started his law practice with E. R. Mills and later had his own practice in Ocala, and Dunnellon, FL.  Lewis continued to practice law until he retired earlier this year in May of 2015.  He specialized in criminal, probate and real estate law.

Family will receive friends at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Boulevard, Sat., Oct. 24, 2015 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Celebration of Life will be held Sun., Oct. 25, 2015 2:00 PM at Christ the King Anglican Church.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.  Family recommends in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to:  Spirits Aflame, Inc, 8331 SE 16th Terrace, Ocala, FL  34480 or Ocala Royal Dames of Cancer Research, Inc., P.O. Box 6163, Ocala, FL 34478.

 

September 24, 2015

Joshua Alan Chaffin

Joshua Alan Chaffin, 37, Belleview, died Saturday, September 19 in Ocklawaha. He was a graduate of Lake Weir High School and owned Southern Dealers in Ocala. He grew up in South Marion County and was loved by many.

Josh loved the Florida State Seminoles, hunting and basketball star Michael Jordan.

Survivors include two sons, Tyler and Ethan Chaffin of Belleview; mother Paula  Chaffin; brother Bubba Chaffin and sister Lori Chaffin; nephew Riley Hartsel, all of Ocala.  Grandfather Don Roe of Ocala. Aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmother Maxine Roe.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 26, at the Church of the Springs on Baseline Road, Ocala at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Forest Lawn.

 

September 10, 2015

Robert P. Knowles

Robert “Bob” Knowles, 88, of Belleview FL, died on August 18, 2015 in Ocala, FL after a long battle with cancer. He was born October 16, 1926 in Derby, VT. A son of Wilmer and Della (Woods) Knowles. On September 14, 1953 he married Charlotte Broome, who survives him.

Bob was an inspector at P&W Aircraft in East Hartford, CT. He retired from P&W and moved back to Derby, went to work at Butterfields in Derby Line. He purchased the family farm and Bob and Charlotte built the Char-Bo Campground in Derby. They owned and operated the campground for 30 years before retiring. They spent winters in FL and when they sold the campground, they moved permanently to Belleview, FL.

Bob is survived by his wife Charlotte of Belleview, FL; by one brother, Dale Knowles of Newport; one sister, Flossie Boucher; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Parenteaw of Brownington and Sissie Broome of Newport, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Belleview, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 10835 SE 70 Ave., Belleview, FL.

Services for Bob were held September 9, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

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MISTI JUEL McCLENDON

Misti Juel McClendon, 55, of Summerfield passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at The Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages.

Misti Juel McClendon was a lifetime resident of this area. She loved to read, cook and collect anything with Harley-Davidson on it.

A celebration of her life will be held at Uncle Bud’s house in Summerfield on Sunday, September 20, 2015 starting at 1pm.  Survivors include her father Byron J. McClendon of Summerfield, FL; brother Byron C. McClendon, of Summerfield, FL; and Diana Ledlow of Belleview; she was preceded in death by her mom, Mary Dobbs.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com

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August 20, 2015

Charles D. Girovasi

Charles D. Girovasi, 59, was born September 18, 1955 in Hackensack, NJ; and died August 9, 2015 in Ocala, FL.

He was a lover of blues music and was an accomplished guitar player.

He is survived by his beloved sons, Nicholas (Beverly) Girovasi of Ocala, and Joseph (Kelly) Girovasi of Belleview; granddaughters, Trinity, and Caylee Girovasi; nephews, nieces and extended family in New Jersey.

Visitation was Friday, August 14, 2015  5:00 – 7:00 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview.  Family recommends memorials be sent to Center For The Blind, or Hospice of Marion County. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

 

August 6, 2015

Justus Mathial Pfeil

JM Pfeil, 88, passed away August 1, 2015 with family at his side. Born in Martin, FL, on March 12, 1927 to Walter Rudolph Pfeil and Anna Reiff Pfeil, he lived in Marion County the majority of his life.

He graduated from Reddick High School in 1945 where he played basketball and football. He then served in the United States Army Air Corps at the end of World War II. Once he returned he married his high school sweetheart the late Frances Lenora Pruitt.  He also attended the University of Florida and obtained a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He was immediately offered a job at Summerfield High School where he coached and taught school until moving to Lake Weir High School when it opened, also serving two years as President of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association. He remained there until taking a job at Melbourne High School as an assistant coach for what turned out to be the State Champion Football Team in 1966. He coached one more year at Titusville High School and then made a career change and went into the insurance industry.  He worked for TAA, Florida Farm Bureau, and then along with friends opened Life of Florida Insurance Company. He retired when the company closed in 1992 and then turned to his lifelong passion of farming. Many in the Belleview/Summerfield area are familiar with his vegetable stand where he sold produce, most of it straight from his garden and on the honor system.

He was confirmed as a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, a proud member of the Florida Gator Grand Guard Alumni, a member of the American Legion Post #284, and an avid gardener. He enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, traveling, cooking southern food and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, France Lenora Pruitt. He is survived by his sons, Michael Pfeil, Salt Springs, FL, Gary Pfeil, Summerfield, FL; daughter, Kathy (Keith) McLain, Belleview; six grandchildren, Loni Pfeil of Murfreesboro, TN, Lana (Kyle) Rutledge of Clarkesville, TN, Cameron McLain, Courtney McLain, Caroline McLain, and Carly McLain of Belleview and one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Rose Rutledge.

It was his wish that his body be donated to science and his ashes eventually buried next to his wife’s in the family cemetery in Germantown. An open house will be held in his honor at his daughter Kathy McLain’s residence in Belleview, FL on Saturday, August 8th from 11am to 2pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his honor to the Cancer Research Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements by Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.

Robert Wade Poucher

Robert Wade Poucher, 67, passed away August 2, 2015. He was born October 2, 1947, in Homestead, Florida, to Earnest Poucher and Wilma Howell Poucher. Robert graduated from Coral Shores High School Islamorada, FL.

Robert is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and worked as a Mud Engineer in the oil industry, Service Manager in the auto industry and previous owner of two clothing stores in Tavares and Eustis, FL. He held many positions in the Veterans of foreign Wars (VFW), Department of Florida to include State Chief of Staff, Allstate District 22 Commander, State Voice Democracy Chairman, and board member of the VFW Veterans Village in Ft. McCoy, FL. He was a life member of VFW post 8083 and a member of Eagles post 4251 in Belleview, FL.

Robert is survived by his life partner, Robin Thompson, Belleview, FL, her two daughters Keelah and Riki and nine grandchildren and survived by his four children Jason and Jonathan, Cheryl Kwoka and Robert Hinebaugh; sister, Nancy Emery and loved and admired by Ken and Christian Kwoka; numerous cousins, and his VFW Family.

A Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the VFW Post 8083, 12666 SE HWY 441, Belleview, FL, 34420.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala FL 34478. Arrangements by Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.

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Michael D. Wenzel

Michael D. Wenzel, age 55, was born December 23, 1939 in New London, CT; died July 27, 2015 in Summerfield, FL.

Michael is survived by Barbara and Bryan Merrill; son, Phil Wenzel, New Port Richey, FL; granddaughter, Stephanie Meyer, Jacksonville, NC; grandson, PJ Wenzel, Oceanside, CA; brother, Tom Wenzel, Belleview, FL, sister, Margie Winters, Norwich, CT; many other relatives; and lifetime friend and Marine Corps. buddy, Pete Shoda, Richlands, NC.

Michael retired from the Marine Corp after 20 years of service to our country; and owned and operated a lobster boat on the coast of Maine for many years. Michael loved to travel and spent his retirement years in his motorhome usually between Florida and Connecticut with canoe, kayak, bicycle and fishing poles as his traveling companions.

Graveside service will be held Friday, August 7, 2015  1:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.  Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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July 30, 2015

Joan P. Kapicak

Joan Kapicak, 80, of Belleview passed away at her home on Friday, July 17. Joan was born April 14, 1935 in Harvey IL to Anthony and Pauline Kapicak. The family moved to Belleview in 1948.  Joan was a graduate of Ocala High School and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Jacksonville.  She worked as a surgical and floor nurse at Munroe Regional Medical Center for over 20 years and then retired after an additional 20 years serving in area nursing and rehab facilities.

Joan’s avid hobby was bowling which she pursued passionately.  She held numerous offices in the Women’s City Bowling Association and won the Women’s City Class A Singles Title in 1964.  She and her mother, Pauline, deeply loved all the ladies she teamed with over many years.  Joan was an active member of St. Theresa Catholic Church since graduating from Nursing School.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents.  She is survived by her brother Louis (Mary Gene) of Charleston, WV; nieces Kristine (Jonathan) Blanco of Winston-Salem; Jennifer (John)  Kopach of Marietta, GA; Angela (Lauris) Rigdon of Jamesville, NY; and by 8 grandnieces and nephews.  She received much loving support from her cousins and many friends in the Belleview community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Monday, August 3, 2015 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE US Highway 301, Belleview, FL. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, FL.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Joan’s name to St. Teresa Catholic Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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July 23, 2015

Mildred E. Shipley

Mildred E. Shipley, 89, of Summerfield passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Sylvia’s House in Ocala. Mrs. Shipley was a native of Sanilac County, Michigan and moved to this area from Caro, MI ten years ago.   She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, and painting. She loved going to Thrift Stores, Wal-Mart, and the Strawberry Festival in Plant City.  She attended New Life Center Ministries in Wildwood, she played her tambourine for the Lord.  Survivors include her sons Terry (Sheila) Bitterling of Summerfield, FL, Larry Bitterling of Newport News, VA, Jerry Bittterling of Kalamazoo, MI, Gary Bitterling of Ubly, MI, and daughter Joyce  McCool of Nashville, TN; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband’s Lorne E. Bitterling and Herbert Shipley, daughter Bonnie Bitterling, and her parents Harvey and Millie McGregory. Memorial Contributions may be made to Sylvia’s Hospice House c/o Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala FL. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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July 16, 2015

Leonard Duwayne Carmean

Leonard Duwayne Carmean, 79, passed away at Tuscany House on July 11, 2015. Born June 16, 1936, to Merle and Nina Carmean in Flint, Michigan, he moved 15 years ago from Michigan to Summerfield. He retired from General Motors after 32 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bonita Carmean; sons, Randy (Burnice) Slater, Danny Slater; daughters, Lisa (Grant) Dearing, Cindy LoRusso, Julie (Greg) Chadwick, Denise LaVenture; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony.

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July 2, 2015

 

Lacy “Bud” H. Zimmerman

Lacy “Bud” H. Zimmerman was born May 4, 1931 in Smoot, WV; died June 24, 2015 in Ocala, FL.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Belleview, FL.  Bud was a super Southern Gentleman, who will be missed by so many beloved friends and family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Frona of Candler; brother, Darrell (Carol) of Toledo, OH; sisters-in-law, Francis Justice of Candler and Joyce Justice of Virginia Beach, VA.

He is preceded in death by sisters, Arlene Whitaker and Peggy McKinney.  Funeral service was held Monday, June 29, 2015 1:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church.  Vault interment will be at Candler Cemetery.

Family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Grace Baptist Church  church building fund.  Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Boulevard.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

 

Mark Irving McIntyre

Mark Irving McIntyre, age 52, of Belleview, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Ocala Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 22, 1963 in Ocala, Florida to Samuel Irving McIntyre and Mary Ann Hames McIntyre. Mark graduated from Lake Weir High School in 1981 and Police Academy through Lake County Area Vocational Technical Center in 1982. Upon graduation, he was hired by Crescent City Police Department and served there for over 10 years. After retiring from Crescent City Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant, he finished his career with The Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Mark was a lifetime member and former Past Master of Masonic Lodge # 72 F. & A.M. in Crescent City. He was an avid NASCAR Fan and went to races when he was able. He also enjoyed WWE Wrestling and watching John Wayne and other western shows on TV. He was a member and attended the First Baptist Church of Belleview. He also attended the Presbyterian Church in Crescent City.

He was preceded in death by his father Samuel Irving McIntyre in 1968 and his brother Stephen (Steve) Samuel McIntyre in 2010.

He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Lelia Christina Frank McIntyre, two daughters, Tonya Christina McIntyre, Meghann Marie McIntyre Fodor and her husband E.J. Fodor and one son Dustin Samuel McIntyre, one granddaughter Chloe Christina McIntyre who was “The Bright And Shining Star of  His Life for the past 3½ years”, his mother Mary Ann Hames McIntyre and sister Tamela (Tami) Ann McIntyre; all of Belleview, Florida. Also surviving him is his Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law Clayton and Shirley Frank of Lake Como, Florida; Sister-In-Laws Trish Sauls of Lake Como, Florida; Sharon Frank of Crescent City, Florida; Jeanette McIntyre of Belleview, Florida and Brother-In-Laws Clayton Frank, Jr. and Ive Sauls both of Lake Como, Florida. Other survivors are nephews H.J. Sauls, Travis McIntyre, Tyler McIntyre; nieces Sandra Hawley, Ivee Sauls and Skye Sauls and uncles & aunts Donald Hames, Gene & Phyllis Hames, Dean & Inez Hames, Peek & Linda Hames, along with many other relatives and friends.

There was a visitation from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Clayton Frank and Biggs Funeral Home in Crescent City, Florida on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The funeral took take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Belleview, with visitation one hour prior. Burial followed at the Belleview Cemetery.

Those who wish to sign his online guest book or leave messages of condolence may do so at biggsfh.com.

Arrangements were under the careful care of Clayton Frank & Biggs Funeral Home , Crescent City, Florida.

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June 25, 2015

TIM TOWNLEY

Timothy Joe Townley, 67, passed away on June 21,  after courageously battling cancer for two years. He passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends.  Tim was born in Madison, WV on November 17, 1947 and moved to FL in 1960.  He was a graduate of Lake Weir High School.

He pursued many occupations including working as a blacksmith and logistics manager for Townley’s outgoing product.  He enjoyed his law enforcement career with Belleview Police Department and Marion County Sheriff Department.  At the request of his father, Jake, he moved to WV to assume the role of Operations Manager of the Beckley, WV Division.  After fulfilling the role he moved back to FL and continued to serve as Vice President at Townley Manufacturing.  During this time he also owned and operated Legends Helicopter Services, Legends Big Game Feeders and Legends Bar-B-Que.  As a result, he was asked to become the Customer Relations Director for Townley’s at the farm in Calhoun County, GA. He and his friend, Willie Lilly ensured the property was prepared for customers each deer season.  His love of cooking ensured the guests were well fed and entertained.

Tim touched the lives of many with his humor and generosity.  He loved to share Sunday afternoons with friends and family watching NASCAR.  He loved being surrounded by family, wife, Terry (Hames); children, Laura (Greg) Mooneyham, Sam (Rhonda) Townley, Wendy (Greg) Lunday; brothers, Parnell & Toro Townley; sisters, Leona Owen, Sarah Dean, and Sandra Ingram.  His special fondness was for his grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Houck, Tatem and Jordan Townley, Ty Lunday, and his little white dove, great granddaughter, Hannah Houck;  step-sons, Shane and Justin Dobbs. Tim was preceded in death by his by his parents, J.O. “Jake” & Cleo Townley & his stepmother, Helen Townley.

His legend of love and generosity extended to his customers, friends and family including the mother of his children, Ruth Townley.

Visitation will be Thursday at Heirs-Baxley Funeral Services-Boulevard 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 10:00 AM at the United Christian Church in Candler.  Interment at Candler Cemetery.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com
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Harold Eck

Harold N. Eck, 87, of Belleview, FL, passed away June 13, 2015.

He was born on January 30, 1928 in West New York, New Jersey to Harold and Helen (Kipp) Eck. Harold proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a truck driver for Barber & Bennett Feed Company.

Harold moved here from New York to Florida with his wife Shirley in 1996. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Unionville, NY and Belleview United Methodist Church. Harold enjoyed bowling, playing golf, square dancing and camping.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley Eck, Belleview, FL, three daughters, Lois, Vivian, and Sharon, three brothers, Clyde, Archie, and Eddie, two sisters, Helen and Louise, ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy.

A memorial service will be held at Belleview United Methodist Church, Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to Hospice of Marion County.

 

Jean Lucille Stachura Supal

Jean Lucille Stachura Supal, 98, was born in Detroit, MI on May 19, 1917 to the late John and Emilia Stachura.  Jean graduated from Commerce High School in 1934.  She married her husband Frank T. Supal in 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She worked at Parke Davis for 7 years, at American Aluminum Co. for 2 years, and retired from Caddilac Overall after 11 years in the Accounts Receivable Dept. She and her husband, Frank Supal, moved to Belleview, FL in 1971.

She is survived by son Leon Supal, five grandchildren Richard Fox, Gordon Supal, Cynthia Riley, Jennifer Gambino and Sandra Morea, 4 great-granddaughters Marissa, Emily, Nichol, and Madison, and many nieces and nephews.  Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Frank Supal, daughters Phyllis Fox, Cynthia Supal, brother Witold Stachura, sisters Phyllis Poniktera, and Emily Ott, and her godson Thomas Ott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church at 10 am on June 30, 2015.  A visitation will be held that morning at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview from 8:30am-9:30am.  Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Leave online condolences at www.hiers-baxley.com

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June 18, 2015

Cecil Richard Davis

Cecil Richard Davis,72, passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 72. Cecil was born and raised in Chiefland, Florida and moved to Ocala in 1965.

Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Mrs. Lucy Faison Davis of Ocala, his son Cecil Richard Davis Jr. of Ocala, daughter Deborah Ann Davis of Riverview, FL.; grandson Gavin Davis, granddaughters Emily McKinnon and Addison Davis, and daughter in-law Mona Davis. Cecil is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Lora Davis, brothers John, Donald and Dennis and sisters Josephine, Marsha, Doris and Cecilia.

Visitation was held at 10 am and the memorial service was at 11 am on Saturday, June 13th at Barnes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society by calling 1- 800-227-2345 or visiting www.cancer.org\mosaic and search for Cecil Davis.

Send online condolences at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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LLOYD J. DORSEY

Loyd J. Dorsey, 68, of Silver Springs, Florida passed away June 13, 2015 at   Silver Springs, Florida. He was born on April 5, 1947 in Maryville, Tennessee to Warren and Mabel (Brown) Dorsey. He was proud of his service in the US Marine Corp. He was a Mason, and always lent a helping hand out to veterans. He loved his country, country music, family, friends, and just having a good ole time. He will be greatly missed by one and all.

Loyd leaves behind his children, Tami Hoak (John), Jodi Lundstrom (Tom), Scott Dorsey, Charity Dorsey, Debbie Dorsey; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 5 brother, 1 sister, lots of nieces, nephews; and his loving companion, Lorri Losey.

The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The funeral service followed at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to, The Don Harrison Foundation or Veterans Helping Veterans.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

Arrangements are now in process that Lloyd Dorsey  be honored as he requested with a Masonic funeral.

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FRANCES “FRAN” CATHERINE MCDONALD

Frances “Fran” McDonald, of Belleview FL, passed away on June 7, 2015. Born on February 28, 1938 in Clarke County Virginia, near Berryville. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray “Cracker” McDonald, parents Robert & Sara Crim, and one sister Mary Lou McKinley.

Frances was survived by her loving family, daughters Vickie (Robert Preston) Conrad, Tanya (Lucky) Whitmire, Kathy (Scott) Sherwood (South Carolina), and Bonnie (Henry) Fleming, grand children Scott (Tiffany) Whitmire, Deana (Ronnie) Hale, Henry (Sabrina Laster) Fleming, Nicole Conrad, Brian (Christy) Whitmire, Bradley Fleming, Danny (Rikki Campbell) Robertson, great grand children Austin, Aaron, Autumn, Ashton and Jayde. Her sisters Peggy Holden, Pauline Sobul, and her brothers: Charles “Butch” Crim & Randy Crim and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fran, as many knew her by, was a caring, loving, family person.  Her family was her world, and she watched over each and every one of us.  She loved spending time with her family and her pet cats. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and finding good deals at flea markets.

Although we lost someone dear to us, her memory of being so loving, thoughtful and kind, lives on in the hearts of everyone she loved and left behind.

 

June 11, 2015

Cloyce “Fred” Karshner

Cloyce “Fred” Karshner, 90, of Belleview, FL died on June 2, 2015. Fred was born May 29, 1925 in Delaware, Ohio and moved to Belleview in 1989 from his farm in Kentucky.

As a Marine during World War II, Fred was a member of the Tokyo Bay Occupation Force Marine (TF-31) who participated in the initial landing and occupation of the Tokyo Bay Area and The Capture of HIJMS Nagato. Additionally, he served in the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Karshner was a member of Masons, York-Tenoke, Chapter 155 of Westerville, Ohio and the Grand Lodge of F & A.M. of Ohio, Community Lodge 0684.

He leaves behind his wife, Mary, Belleview, FL and two step-daughters; Kimberly (Thomas) Kidd of Fruitland Park, FL, Pamela (William) Lusher of Ocala, FL, 7 grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

An interment service will be held at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on June 22, 2015 at 9:00 am.

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June 4, 2015

John Ross DuckwortH

John Ross Duckworth, 59, of Ocklawaha passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at The Villages Regional Hospital. Mr. Duckworth was a native of Detroit, Michigan. After moving to Orlando as a child, he gradually moved north through different business ventures and eventually settled in Ocklawaha as owner of Duck’s Dam Diner.

Survivors include his daughter and son in law Coleen Duckworth and Mike Jones; son John Robert Duckworth; brother Dan  Duckworth; sister Renee Millikan; grandson Colten Jones; mother Betty Isaacs; fiancé Kimberly Miller; several brothers and sisters in Michigan; and he was Papa John too many.

A funeral service was held at 7pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34421. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Robert W. Sargent

Robert W. Sargent, 71, of Summerfield passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mr. Sargent was born August 20, 1943 in Brockton, MA to Lawrence L. and Marjorie (Parmenter) Sargent, Sr. He was raised by his step-father, Percy Godsoe.

He was a heavy equipment operator, retired in 2003 and moved here from Brockton. He loved playing Bingo, watching the car races and golfing.

Survivors include his loving wife, Betty; children, Robert Sargent, Jr. (Janet), Lawrence Sargent, John Sargent (Tamara), Marc Sargent (Jennifer), Judy Burke (Dean), Peggy Labbe (Glenn), Joe Briggs (Wanda), Gary Vyared (Lisa), John Williams, Cheryl Patterson, Leigh Koon (Charles), Debra Snyder (Justin) and Dawn Kuczborski; brother, Lawrence Sargent, Jr.; sister, Esther Rose; 35 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death his daughter, Terrie Clark and son, James Williams.

Visitation was held 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, May 31st and 10 am – 2 pm, Monday June 1st in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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GROVER C. RAHISER, JR.

Grover C. Rahiser, Jr., 91, was born in Evans City, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1924 to Grover C. Rahiser, Sr. and Magdalena Martha Wahl Rahiser.

He had a degree in mechanical engineering from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked for United Engineering in Pittsburgh until he retired in January of 1987.

He married Earla Mae Clark in 1946. They were       married by his uncle, Rev. Dr. William Pfeifer, a             Lutheran minister.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Earla; two daughters, Donna Eppinger and her husband Douglas and Kim Mikulan and her husband David; six grandchildren, Eric Eppinger and his wife Elaina, Kari Eppinger Dehart and her husband, Arthur, Dana Eppinger, Kevin, Daniel and Brandi Mikulan and three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Shawn and Julius Gafoor.

He was a World War II veteran in the Army, stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea. He was a 50 year member with the Masons. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ocala, FL.

After a private service here there will be a graveside service in Pennsylvania.

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May 28, 2015

Donnie Wreen

Donnie Wreen, age 69, passed away Sunday, May 17th at Estelles House in Ocala. Donnie was born in Soperton, GA on May 20, 1945. He grew up in the Miami area. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He came to the Belleview area in 1980. He was an auto mechanic and diesel mechanic and retired from Florida Detroit Diesel in Ocala.

Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Frances. He leaves behind three daughters: Lois Smith, Dianna Frazier and Donna Ermatinger. Also, three stepchildren: Renee Kovelesky, David Goldsmith and Timothy Milton. Also grandchildren Jason Kovelesky, Don Velazquez, Heather Vasquez, Thomas and Jamie Marino, Solomon, Rylee, and Brigham Ermatinger, Alicia Mashlan and several great grandchildren.

Services for Donnie will take place at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Belleview on Sat. May 30 at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at the Florida National Cemetery on Monday, June 1 at 11:00 am.

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Delia Charlene Grubb

Delia Charlene Grubb, 54, of Summerfield passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Delia was a native of Durango, Colorado.

She is survived by her mother, Rozelda Cooksey, husband, Steven  Grubb; daughters, Barbie Grubb, Shelly Elliott and Amy Highsmith; son, Glenn Grubb; eleven grandchildren, and one brother and two sisters in Tennessee. She is predeceased by her father, William  Cooksey.

A memorial service will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th Street, Ocala, FL 34480, on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.
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May 21, 2015

Linda Sue Carollo

Linda Sue Carollo, 68, was born March 25, 1947 in Leoma, Tennessee and she died May 17, 2015 in Oxford, Florida.

Prior to moving to Florida, she was a member at Leoma Baptist Church, Leoma, TN. When Linda (“Strawberry as referred to by Tony) moved to Summerfield, she and her husband became members of Grace Baptist Church, Belleview, FL and have remained involved for the past 13 years.

She is survived by her husband, Tony of Summerfield; mother, Ruby Gowen of Center Point, TN; brother, Doug Gowen of Livonia, MI; and sister, Pat Webster of Gillard, MI.

Funeral will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 3:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church, with visitation one hour prior.  Family recommends memorial contributions be given to Grace Baptist Church, Building Fund.  Interment will take place in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan.

Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Boulevard. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Mary Jane Bishop

Mary Jane Bishop, 85, born in Nashua, NH, died on May 10th, 2015.

Mary Jane was diagnosed with Alzhiemers  seven years prior, she spent the last four and a half years at Prestige Manor III, in Belleview, which is noted for giving quality of life care. The staff is so loving and helpful. They treat all their residents as family. I would highly recommend Prestige Manor to everyone. Thank you for loving my mother.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Judy Ann; husband, Wesley; son, Dennis; and son in law, John.

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Jesse Wallace Knight, Sr.

Master Sgt. Jesse Wallace Knight, Sr. (Retired), 83, Summerfield. Mr. Knight of Summerfield, FL passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at The Tuscany House, Summerfield, FL. Born in Saint Petersburg, FL, he had made Summerfield his home for the past 44 years.

He was a retired military veteran who served his country with great pride. He was a loving husband and father.

Survivors include two sons, Jess Wallace Knight, Jr. and Kurt Wallace Knight of Summerfield, a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Brown of Aiken, SC; five grandchildren, Jess III, Katie, Erik, Kurtis, Krystian, and one step-grandchild, Austin. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday May 22, 2015 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 8:30 am- 9:30 am at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview that morning.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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May 14, 2015

Jenny Gardner

Jenny Gardner of Belleview passed away May 8, 2015. Jenny was born in Redmond, IL April 28, 1937.

She is survived by her husband Allen Gardner, children: Jennifer Elledge, Cathy Parsley, Cynthia “Tike” Gardner, Carla Gardner, Dusty Gardner, and Chad Gardner. 7 Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild.

A funeral was held at 6:00 pm on Monday May, 11, 2015 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd.  A visitation was held one hour prior to the services. Burial will take place in Illinois.

Leave online condolences at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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May 7, 2015

Hyon K. Jones

Hyon K. Jones, 84, of Belleview, Florida passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center Ocala, Florida. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Master Sergeant George W. Jones, who went on to be with the Lord on September 2, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Gertrude Diana McGaw and Laura Kay Jones and four grandchildren, Rebecca Joanne McGaw, Paul Anthony McGaw, Jr,  Amy Lee McGaw, and Felicia McGaw, and her beloved poodle, Josephine Jones.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery following the service.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

 

Lynette Louise Schoonmaker

Lynette ‘Lynn’ Louise Schoonmaker of Belleview passed away in peace on Monday, April 27th, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Ocala. Lynette fought a heroic yearlong battle with cancer, she was 54 years old.

She was born Sept. 24, 1960 in Elkhart, Indiana to Pete and Sharron Barnes. Lynette grew up in Ocala, Fl. and lived her whole life in the area.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Childers; her mother, Sharon Hinkle; her brother, Brett Hinkle; her uncle, Ronnie Templeton; and her Aunt, Beverly Bickel.

She is survived by her son, Curtis Childers; her daughter, Cristen Cox (Jacob); her step-father, Raymond Hinkle; her brothers, Scott Hinkle and Lee Haslet (Debbie); her sister, Sherry Major (Jimmy); her grandchildren, Kenny, Jaden, Grant, Ezmeigh and Ellna; Her Uncle, Donnie Templeton; her Aunt Caralee Martin; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Lynette will truly be missed.

A memorial service will be held on Friday July 10th, 2015, at South Ocala Baptist Church.

 

William David Strenske

William David Strenske, 88, of Belleview passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at home in Belleview. David was a native of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and moved to this area from Miami 47 years ago.

He owned and operated his own Carpentry business.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his son William D. Strenske, Jr, Belleview; daughters Verna “Suzy” Early of Silver Springs, Patti Dibbles of Inverness, Debbie  Petrides, of Moss Bluff; 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and numerous great great grandchildren; sister Patti  Stimmell of Belle Vernon, PA.

He is preceded in death by his wives Roberta Jean and Katherine Strenske, parents Oscar L. and Ethel Strenske, brother Oscar Strenske; sisters Hilda Cummings, Betty Stotler, Edith Jones, Helen Strenske and Doris Wilson.

A funeral service will be held at 7PM on Thursday May 7, 2015 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 Southeast Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VFW 8083 in his memory. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com

 

Melva L. Morse

Melva L. Morse Born April 6, 1930 in Plattsburgh, New York; died May 3, 2015 in Ocala, Florida.

She was a member of Central Christian Church of Ocala.  Mrs. Morse always sacrificed and placed others before her own needs. Her love was never ending of her family, especially the grandchildren.

Survived by sons, Ronald Philip Morse of High Springs, FL, and Randall James Morse of Belleview, FL; grandchildren, Randi Jo, Jennifer Ruth, Daniel Philip, Mark Anthony, Melissa, and Katherine; five great-grandchildren; brother, James L. Lombard; nieces, Susan Patnode, and Bonnie Atwood; nephew, Mark Bromley; and a devoted brother-in-law, Calvin Bromley.

Preceded in death by her late husband, Philip G. Morse, Jr.; sister, Laura Elizabeth Bromley.

Private service will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview. Vault interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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April 30, 2015

Amleto Frank Georgetti

Amleto Frank Georgetti, A proud member of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division,and served in the Korean War. He  made his last jump April 22, 2015 into the arms of his Lord and Savior. He took his last breath surrounded by his son Dominick Georgetti, his granddaughter Nichole Hurst, his granddaughter in law, Meagan Beatrice, and his 2 great grandchildren.

Frank was a meat cutter by trade and a professional umpire.  He umpired many games at the belleview ballpark from peewee to mens softball.  He was a big fan of the New York Yankees and loved to dance and music of all kinds.

He was born in Bronx, New York and moved from Bronx to Conneticut and then to Florida in the 1970’s where he lived most of his live in Belleview. He is survived by 2 sons, Michael Georgetti and Dominick Georgetti, and one daughter Denise Goolsby. He was also beloved by a stepson Michael Felix. He survived a war, 3 bouts of cancer and 3 ex wives.  He lived a good life and loved often and gave freely to his loved ones.  He will be greatly missed.  Rest in Peace.

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April 23, 2015

 

Shirley Sikorski

Shirley Sikorski, 85, of Summerfield Florida, passed away Monday April 13, 2015. She was born in Detroit Michigan on Jan 10,1930.

Shirley is survived by her husband Robert, three sons Raymond (Pearl), Larry (Barb), Michael and many grand kids, nieces, nephews,  and great grand kids.

She was a member of the Lady’s Auxiliary, a dedicated bowler and enjoyed bingo.

In Lieu of Flowers, contributions will be appreciated and may be directed to Michael Sikorski.

A small gathering will be held Saturday, April 25th, 2:00 pm at Orange Blossom Hills Homeowners Community Center, 9230 SE 15th St., Summerfield FL 34491.

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BERNIE GRAY MARRS

Bennie Gray Marrs, 81, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.  He moved to Belleview in 1984 from Ohio.  He worked for Pneumatic Products and retired in the late 90s.

Mr. Marrs was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Ocala.  Brother Bennie was a wonderful husband, father, and Papaw.  He truly loved the Lord and shared his faith with others.

He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey W. Marrs; grandson, Kyle W. Green, one sister, and four brothers.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Carmel Damron Marrs; son, Jason and Sasha Marrs, Belleview; daughter, Sandra and John Green, Sarasota, Florida; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Bloy, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Memorial services were held at 6:30 PM Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Michael West officiating.

Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Florida.  hiers-baxley.com

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April 2, 2015

Arthur L. Bourgeois, Sr.

 

Arthur L. Bourgeois Sr., 71, of Altamonte Springs, formerly of Summerfield passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at his new home in Altamonte Springs.

 

Survivors include his wife of 36 years Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” Bourgeois. Arthur left a total of 8 children, several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Blanche “Alice” Bourgeois.

 

Arthur and Peggy moved to East Lake Weir, Florida from Rhode Island in 1979. A body man by trade, Arthur and Peggy were the owners of A&P Auto Body until 1984 when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  He was very active in the national Multiple Sclerosis society acting as the President of the Marion County MS Club for almost 10 years. He was also a past President of the Weirsdale Kiwanis club.

 

Arthur fought MS with determination and humor always willing to help others deal with the illness. For the past 18 years he also fought COPD and most recently lung cancer. Even until the end he maintained his sense of humor always willing to tell a joke to the nurses that were taking such good care of him.

 

Per his request there will be no formal service… instead he insisted a party be held on his birthday June 7th.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

NOEL GREGORY “Greg” McWHITE

 

Noel Gregory “Greg” McWhite, age 76, of Belleview passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. He was born in Summerfield, Florida on December 25, 1938. He attended the old Summerfield School and graduated from Lake Weir High School. He married Gracie Freeman and moved to Belleview where they raised their 2 daughters.

 

He began his career as a fireman (apprentice engineer) for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad.. He later pur- chased and operated Greg’s (Goodtime) Chevron in Belleview, FL for almost 40 years. He was also a farmer, growing watermelons and cantaloupes.

 

He was in the Jaycees and also a Belleview Volunteer firefighter where he served as chief. He enjoyed football and coached the Belleview Bulldogs and was also the president of the LWHS Football Booster Club for many years.

 

He employed and mentored many Marion County youth at his service station and in his melon fields. Greg was a very active member at First Baptist Church of Belleview and then Trinity Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and enjoyed organizing church functions. He helped many through his volunteer services as a member of the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Team. Greg was responsible for beginning the annual Law Enforcement Prayer breakfast, and enjoyed many hobbies including Seminole football, fishing, camping and antiquing. His favorite activity however was cooking for large gatherings of family and friends. Greg lived his life for the Lord and was an inspiration to many. He was a wonderful, loving, and selfless husband, dad, “Gramps,” brother and friend.

 

Greg is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gracie, and two daughters: Melinda (Tom) Boatright and Amanda (Daniel) Martin: grandchildren; Wade and Tyler Boatright, and Ross and Abbey Martin: and a brother, Ronald “Coppie” McWhite.

 

Visitation will take place at Trinity Baptist Church, 1600 SE 58th Ave, Ocala, FL 34480 on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 5-7pm. A memorial service will also take place at the church on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10 am. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com

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Peggy Sue (Alsup) , (Hickman) Hawblitz

 

Peggy Sue (Alsup) (Hickman) Hawblitz, 55, of Belleview, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  Mrs. Hawblitz was born February 10, 1960 in Forrest City, AR to Bobby Alsup and Betty Sue Hudson.  She moved here in 1997 from Cordova, TN.

 

She was a member of Oxford Assembly of God, and a Licensed practical nurse in the medical field.

 

She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Hawblitz, son; Thomas (Erin) Hickman, of Summerfield, FL, daughters; Misty (Josh) Hamblen, of Summerfield, FL, Paula (Jeff) Schwedger, of Perrysburg, OH, Lynette Hawblitz, of Toledo, OH, brothers; Bo Alsup, of Caldwell, AR, Darrell Alsup, of Forrest City, AR, sister; Penny Sullins, of Colt, AR, three grandchildren; Josiah, Jordan, and Taylor.

 

Funeral services for Peggy Sue were 11:00 am, Saturday, March 14, 2015 in the Oxford Assembly of God Church with visitation from 9:30 am until service time.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860.

 

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements by Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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JACKIE EDWARD ORR

Jackie Edward Orr, 81, of Belleview passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his residence. Jackie Edward Orr was a native of Miami, Florida and moved to this area from Miami in 1965. He owned and operated his own radiator and towing business for many years serving Ocala and Belleview. He enjoyed hunting, attending Seminole football games, working on his cars, and more importantly his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Debbie Orr, seven children, and five grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd, 34420. A visitation will be held from 5-7pm Monday night at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County PO Box 4860 Ocala FL 34480.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.
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February 19, 2015

John F. Newberry

John F. Newberry, 72, of Summerfield, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Mr. Newberry was born March 15, 1942 in Trenton, NJ to the late John C. and Thelma (Rose) Newberry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Methodist faith. He retired from U.S. Steel as a Railroad Yardmaster and had worked for 8 additional years as an electrical technician with SPX Air Treatment in Ocala. He enjoyed Tae Kwon Do, woodcarving, walking on the Boulevard and friends in his community, Del Web Spruce Creek Country Club.

He and his loving wife of 51 years, Elizabeth, moved to Florida in 2000 from Levittown, PA. He is also survived by his son, Glen Newberry of Ocala; daughter, Carolyn McCool (Michael) of Ocala and his grandchildren, James and Jeffrey.

The family is planning a private service in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Lova J. Hall

Lova J. Hall, 79, of Belleview, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born in Lawrence County, Ohio and moved to this area from Dallastown, PA in 1988.She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Belleview, and was a retired machine operator in a cigar company. After moving to Florida she worked as a caregiver at Chambrel and did private care for several people. She was a very spirited woman, was extremely generous, made friends easily  and was loved by many.

She is predeceased by her husband, Orville Lee Hall and parents, Rutherford Cleveland and Maggie May (Locey) Burcham.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her sons, Terry Lee Hall (Greta), Roger Dale Hall; brothers, Larry (Charlotte) Burcham, Jerry (Jean) Burcham; sister, Shelia Sue (Leroy) Ramey; granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Hall and a large extended family.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, FL on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Visitation was at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 4- 6 PM. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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February 12, 2015

Luis Alberto Nieves

 

Luis Alberto Nieves, 86 of Summerfield passed away on Feb. 3rd at Leesburg Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

 

Luis was born to the late Zeno Nieves and Juana Lopez in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. Luis graduated from Hatillo High School and moved to New York City where he became a baker at the Cookie Jar Bakery. In 1963 Luis married Rosario Llavatt and moved to New Jersey where they lived for 35 years while raising their children. They moved to Summerfield in 2007 where they enjoyed spending time with their neighbors, traveling, church friends and spending time at the Villages.

 

Luis is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years Rosario and 3 beautiful daughters that were the light of his life, Maria Luisa Herrera and husband Manny of Inverness, FL., Camella East and husband Walter of Linwood, NJ., Barbara Michelle Williams and husband Dennis of Hammonton, NJ., brother- Gumersindo Nieves of P.R., sister- Dolores Nieves of P.R., 7 grandchildren Cynthia, Nicole, Samantha, Stephen, Dennis, Jonathan, Anthony and 2 great grandchildren- Christopher and Adam. 2 nieces Carmen D. Mieles Nieves, Myrna Mieles Nieves and nephew Gumersindo Nieves, Jr.

 

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, Feb 5th at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 S. Pine Ave, Ocala, FL from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the funeral Mass on Friday, 12:00 noon at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church with the committal to service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, FL. 352-622-8181

 

Dr. Robert T. Frey

 

Dr. Robert T. Frey, 83, beloved husband and friend went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Kirby, and his cousins from Ohio:  Barbara (Shannon) Zell, Ralph (Joy) Anderson and Charlie (Angie) Anderson.

 

Bob was born in Dayton, OH and grew up in West Palm Beach, FL.  He attended the University of Dayton.   He then served as a Navy Corpsman with the First Marine Division during the Korean War. After serving his country, he attended the University of FL.  He graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College and had an amazing career as a Chiropractic Physician in West Palm Beach County and Ocala.

 

Bob had a storybook romance for almost 37 years with the love of his life, Kirby.  They enjoyed traveling around the world together.  Because Bob was always looking for opportunities to lend a helping hand to others, he and Kirby worked with several charitable organizations.

 

Bob was a member of the Elks Lodge, Honorable Order of KY Colonels, Marine Corps League and VFW.

 

Bob’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Boulevard on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marine Corps League Marion Detachment #061 (Toys for Tots), Hospice of Marion County, or Ocala Salvation Army.

 

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

February 5, 2015

ANDRE J. DESROCHES

Mr. Desroches was born July 24,1922, in Port­-au­-Prince, Haiti, passed peacefully in his home in Ocala, Florida at the age of 92. Just one day prior to his death, he celebrated his 68th wedding anniversary with his loving wife.

Andre is the son of the late Louis and Christian Desroches, he is also brother to Lucienne, Marcelle, Yolande, and Maude.  Andre is survived by his wife, Guerta; children, Leslie, Carolle, Ronald and Andre Jr.; and he was also blessed with eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

His career spanned 25 years as a manager of a fastening company, but the job he enjoyed the most was after his retirement as a “wing man,” at a aviation company on Long Island, N.Y. Andre was proud to be a mason of good standing. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary congregation. While we mourn his passing we still celebrate his life.

Visitation will be held Fri., Feb. 6th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Boulevard.  Funeral service will be held Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with entombment at HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK.  Sentiments maybe left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

January 29, 2015

Harold Joseph Ray

Harold Joseph Ray, 84, of Ocklawaha, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Mr. Ray was born March 20, 1930 in Closter, NJ to Harold and Blanche (Hunton) Ray. He was a Korean War and Vietnam War, U.S. Army Veteran. He was a retired carpenter and moved here in 1994 from Palm Beach County. He was of the Lutheran faith, a member of the Wildwood Masonic Lodge, Wildwood Chapter of the Order Of The Eastern Star, a 53 year member of the American Legion in Lady Lake and a 50 year member of the 40 et 8. He enjoyed hunting and fishing when he was able.

Survivors include his loving wife of almost 65 years, Marie; 2 daughters, Karen Gonzales of Ocala and Bonnie Bourque (Chris) of Port St. Lucie; 3 grandchildren, Sarah and Nichole Gonzales and Jillian Bourque. Harold was preceded in death by his son, Harold J. Ray, Jr. and grandson, Brian Gonzales.

Visitation for Harold was Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel with Masonic Rites rendered at 4:30PM. A graveside service was held Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:30AM in the Florida National Cemetery with the American Legion providing military honors.

For those wishing memorial contributions may be made to The Russell Home, 510 Holden Avenue, Orlando, FL 32839, www.russellhome.org, or Hospice of Marion County 3231 SW 34th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474, www.hospiceofmarion.org.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Helen Louise Townley

Helen Louise Townley, of Candler, Florida, went to be with The Lord on January 22, 2015, following a brief illness. Mrs. Townley, age 85, was the wife of J. O “Jake” Townley who predeceased her in 1997.

Helen Townley was born on April 23, 1929 in Bim, West Virginia. Helen Townley is survived by her sister, Frances Justice, her son. J. O. “Toro” Townley, Jr. (Pam), and five stepchildren, William Parnell Townley (Beverly), Leona Townley Owen, Timothy J. Townley (Terry), Sarah Townley Dean (Ed), Sandra Townley Ingram (Ed).  Helen Townley is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren.

In 1963, Jake and Helen Townley founded Townley Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Marion County, Florida.  The Townley Company is now a world-wide recognized leader in the engineering and manufacturing of abrasion and corrosion resistant processing equipment used in the mining, chemical and energy industries.

Although when they started the Townley Company, Jake and Helen humbly did so, in a garage behind their house, without any money or customers.  However, Jake and Helen did have strong faith that God would honor their idea for a new business and that He would bless their efforts.

Jake and Helen founded their business upon Christian principles as a “faith operation”.  As evidence of their Christian witness through their new business, Jake and Helen began including Gospel message tracts with each piece of outgoing Company mail, a practice which still continues to this day.  It was Helen Townley who suggested to her husband, Jake, that their fledgling Company should also sponsor non-denominational devotional services during work-time for their employees.  Over the almost 50 years since then, several hundreds of visiting ministers and music groups have either spoken or sung at the Townley Company’s employee devotional services, including well known worldwide Evangelists such as Reinhard Bonnke.

From those humble origins, the Townley Company has consistently grown over the years. Through Jake and Helen’s persistent courage and faith, coupled with their family’s assisting efforts and with God’s blessing, the Townley Company became a pioneer in the development and application of many cost saving, engineered products which are still used throughout industry today. Now, under the leadership of their son, Toro Townley, the Townley Company has greatly expanded the scope of its manufacturing technologies and capabilities. The Company currently has manufacturing operations in six states and sells its products internationally.

Jake and Helen Townley were also known by many for their charitable support of churches, missionaries, schools and children’s programs locally and throughout the world. Jake and Helen believed and always said, “To serve God is to serve man.” They put those words into practice personally and through their Company.   Following Jake Townley’s death in 1997, Helen Townley actively continued the Gospel outreach and Christian ministry support begun by herself and her husband in 1963.

The Townley Company’s famous, all free to the public, Townley Labor Day Celebrations were begun by Jake and Helen in 1975. In recognition of the Townley Company’s 50th Anniversary last year, Helen Townley and the Townley Company sponsored the largest Labor Day Celebration ever held in Marion County, Florida where over 30,000 people attended a fun-filled day of Christian music, free food, children’s games and free bicycles for 100 kids. Additionally, the Labor Day attendees listened to several well-known speakers, including Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, General Stanley McChrystal; and, they were entertained by nationally known Gospel music singers, such as Jason Crabb and The Tripps.

Jake and Helen’s story of faith and courage is further chronicled in a recently published book entitled, “Inspiration for Fifty Years”.

“My Mother was a wonderfully caring, humble woman who fervently and lovingly served and prayed for others for most of her life. She was a faithfully supportive wife to my father and she was his co-founding business partner and confidant.  After my father’s death, my mother continued to share her sage business wisdom with us. She prayed daily for our business and family members. She wanted most of all that people would come to believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior.  Her ministry in this life is now over.  However, my mother left us her beautiful Christian legacy.  We all will miss her terribly, but her inspiring life and the equally inspiring life of my father, will always be remembered and celebrated by our family, friends, employees and by the thousands of people whose lives were touched by my parents’ faith, vision, perseverance, love, generosity and prayers,” said Toro Townley.

Helen Townley’s viewing was at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Boulevard at 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015.  Helen Townley’s funeral was held at the United Christian Church, 10375 SE 110th Street Road, Candler, Florida, at 10:30 a.m. (viewing at 10:00 a.m.) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  Officiating at Helen Townley’s funeral service were Reverend Mike Shreve and Pastor Ron Cargil.  Music at the funeral service was provided by Don Warren (organist), President of United Christian Ministerial Association and LaVerne and Edith Tripp, together with The Cargil Sisters.  Helen Townley was laid to rest next to her husband, Jake, in the Candler Cemetery following a graveside service.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Sandra D. Koch

Sandra D. Koch, age 72, 2-18-42 to 12-16-14, died at home Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Davenport, FL.

She was a homemaker and in later years was the owner and operator of Salon of Nails in Orlando, FL. In her younger years she had a passion for skating where she met her loving husband.

She was preceeded in death by a sister, Beverly R. Witman. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul B. Koch, Sr., three daughters and sons in law, Raylene and Bob Hernandez; Darlene and Gregg Villanueva; Debra and Tony Ruzich; a son Paul Koch, Jr; a sister and brother in law Beatrice and Ray Borger; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held February 18th in Claymont, Delaware and another on February 21st in Davenport, Florida.

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January 22, 2015

Juddy Albert Perry

Juddy Albert Perry, 87, of Belleview passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home.  Mr. Perry was a lifetime resident and cattle rancher of this area.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belleview, as a member, he was a Deacon Emeritus, and a past treasurer. He was also Past President of Marion County Cattleman’s Association, was on the Board of Directors for Barnett Bank, past Chairman of the Board Farmers Home Administration, and was a member of the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Lillian Perry of Belleview, FL, son George “Al” Perry; daughter and son in law Flora Gay and Bubba Hatcher all of Belleview, FL; and 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Perry is preceded in death by his mother, father, 2 brothers and a sister.

A funeral service was held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at First Baptist Church Belleview. A visitation was held from 5-7pm on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Damon B. Walker Scholarship Fund at Belleview Christian Academy.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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James D. “Pop” Bielling

James D. “Pop” Bielling, 95, came into this world the 15th day of September 1919 in Providence, FL. He went home to be with Jesus on the 17th day of January 2015 in Lady Lake, FL, to join his bride of 67 years, Nellie, and daughter Barbara Collins.

He is survived by his daughter Margaret Hensley (Fred), grandsons Alan Baker and James Hensley, granddaughters Judy Buckner, Phyllis Baum, and Vanessa Wilemon, 15 great-grandchildren, and 14 great great-grandchildren.

He spent the majority of his life in Weirsdale, FL where he moved to at the age of 17. Here he started a successful business in the fruit industry including: trucking, harvesting, and vehicular service station. This business was able to support his family for 57 years, with his daughter and son-in-law running it for the last 30 years until 2010 when they retired. He was a hardworking, loyal, and loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved to fish, camp, and stick his tongue out at his children.

A Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church of Weirsdale. Funeral Service was on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of Weirsdale with Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, FL. Services have been entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL.

On line condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.pagetheusfuneralhome.com.

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Nelson D. Tucker

Nelson D. Tucker, 80, of Summerfield passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. Mr. Tucker was born July 21, 1934, in Westerville, OH to the late John M. and Essa (Bailey) Tucker.

He was a U.S. Army Korean Veteran. Nelson retired as a truck driver and moved to Summerfield in 1982 from Alexandria, OH. He had worked part-time at the Russell Stover store in Wildwood and was known in his neighborhood as “the candy man”. He belonged to the Calvary Community Church in Summerfield and the American Legion in Belleview.

Survivors include his daughter, Beth Freese (Rick) of Alexandria, OH; son, Thomas Tucker (Sharon) of Frazeysburg, OH; sister, Phyllis Merchant (Roy); granddaughters, Holly Frampton, Amanda Tucker Smoke and Emily Freese; grandson, Tyler Freese; great-granddaughter, Kadence Smoke along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John “Bill” Tucker, and a daughter, Rebecca Frampton.

On line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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January 15, 2015

Debra Ann Holiday

Debra Ann Holiday, 55, of Summerfield passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, in Summerfield.

Debra Ann Holiday was a native of Miami, Florida and moved to this area from Miami in 1975. Throughout her life she did many things: she was an office manager for Holiday Air and Heat, wrote and produced her own CD, owned a florist, was an event specialist, past president of Lake Weir High School Band Booster, coordinated the annual Holiday Christmas drive through, and was an inspiration and ministered to others fighting similar battles.  In all of these things, her passion was leading others to Christ.

 

Survivors include Les Holiday, Jr. of Belleview; her children Michelle Shideler of Lady Lake, Michael Muffett of Silver Springs, Marlana Spaulding of Wildwood; step children Robert Holiday of Fruitland Park; Jonathan Holiday of Leesburg; father and step mother Rev. Lamar and Rita McCullough of Summerfield; siblings Vera Sandiford of Ocala, Karen Blair of Belfry, MT, Pastor Danny and Sue McCullough of Summerfield and 14 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother Janie Vee McCullough.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Church of Grace, 7076 Hwy C-25. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

The family invites you to send flowers in memory of her love of roses.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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LaVee Leslie Beach

 

LaVee Leslie Beach, 54, of Belleview passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

 

LaVee was a native of Rockford, Illinois and moved to this area from there in 1972.  She was a longtime server at Sam’s St. John’s, worked at Tropicraft Pool Furniture Manufacturing, and recently worked at Admiral’s Casual Furniture.

 

Survivors include her husband Tommy Martin of Belleview, FL, children: Michael Beach of NJ, Tatum  Beach of Belleview, Hope  Masci of Belleview, brother: John  Beach of Flagler, FL, and grandchildren: Lily  Fahy of Ocala, FL; Keely  Masci, Anthony  Masci both of Belleview, FL. She is preceded in death by her parents Louise and Gordon Beach, and her daughter Naomi Moore.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Alvan E. Tenny

 

Alvan E. Tenny, 84, of Belleview passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

 

Al was a native of Hilton, New York and moved to this area from Rochester 28 years ago.   He retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1986.  He was a hardworking devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He loved spending time with his family; he was an avid camper, traveler, and a longtime member of the Florida Wheelers Squaredance Chapter 143.

 

He was predeceased by his daughter Lori Ann Tenny.  Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years Lois L. Tenny of Belleview, FL, sons and daughters in law Richard and Debra Tenny of Lynchburg, VA, Ronald and Deborah Tenny of Rochester, NY, James and Sandra Tenny of Hilton, NY, brother in law Charles Linkner and his wife Sandy of Jacksonville, FL, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA  22312.  Graveside services will be held at Falls Cemetery in Rochester, NY at a later date.  Online condolences may be sent at

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January 8, 2015

Mildred “Mickey” Taylor

 

Mildred Taylor,Summerfield, was bornrn January 23, 1927 in Beaver Falls, PA; and died December 27, 2014 in Summerfield, FL.

 

She is survived by her beloved son, David Taylor of Ocala, FL; grandsons, Brandon and Justin Taylor of Ocala; brother, Dale Yale of Vietnam.

 

Family received friends and family during a Celebration of Life  Friday, January 2, 2015 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Clarence Albert “Al” Tubbs

Clarence Albert “Al” Tubbs, 84, of Belleview passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at his residence in Belleview. Clarence Albert Tubbs was a native of Baltimore, Maryland and moved to this area from Pompano Beach in 1973.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.  While in the military, he was stationed in England where he met his future wife, Brenda.

Survivors include his daughters Carol Ann Tubbs of Belleview, Pamela Ann Scott of Summerfield, son John Edward Tubbs of Belleview, grandchildren Sarah Finley of Summerfield, Devin Scott of Ocala, great grandchildren Trevor Finley and Taryn Finley of Summerfield.

He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years Brenda H. Tubbs, parents Roland F. and Margaret Tubbs. A graveside service will be held at 12:30pm on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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January 1, 2015

Marian Jane Crank

 

Marian Jane Crank, 79, of Lady Lake passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville. Marian was a native of Mears, Michigan and moved to this area from San Diego, California in 1972.

 

She was a retired Engineer for the Navy, previous owner of Park Tavern and the Jungle Retreat Lounge both in Green Cove Springs she was a Lifetime member of VFW Post 1988 in Green Cove Springs and founded the Florida Gourd Society.

 

Survivors include her daughters Merrilee Crank of Lady Lake, FL, Nina   Thacker of Green Cove Springs, FL, Tina Smith of Green Cove Springs, FL; sister Dorothy McCoy of Muskegon, MI; grandchildren Miranda Pilcher, Randi Modlin, Ronnie Thacker, and Jay Smith and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death her parents Arl and Nina Dearborn, son Jimmy  Crank, brother Richard Dearborn and grandchildren Jesse Crank, Autumn Thacker, and Mikey Smith.

 

A funeral service was held at 2 pm on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Hiers Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd.

 

A visitation was held from 6-7pm on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the funeral home.

 

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

 

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Milton “Mickey” MuriN

 

Milton “Mickey” Murin, 64, of Ocala passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Mickey was a native of Summit, New Jersey and moved to this area from Frenchtown New Jersey ten years ago.

 

He was retired from Captive Plastics in New Jersey, upon his retirement he worked for Marion County Senior Services as a bus driver; he will be missed by many of his passengers as well as his friends and family.

 

Survivors include his wife of fifteen years Patricia  Murin of Ocala; stepdaughters Laura  Knoff of Reddick, Lois  Riley of Flemington, NJ; brothers Geno  Murin of Manville, NJ,  Arnold  Murin of Ringoes, NJ; sisters Lorraine  Jean of Washington, NJ, Eunice  Moser Ringoes, NJ; fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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December 18, 2014

Dannylee Jackson Ward

Dannylee Jackson Ward, 39, of St. Petersburg passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Danny was a native of Dunedin, Florida and moved to St. Petersburg four years ago.

In his free time he enjoyed his nieces and nephews, camping, and fishing.

Survivors include his mother and step father Christine Rose and John Louis Nellis of Ocklawaha; father and step mother Gerald and Mary Ward of Chiefland; sister and brother in law Christie Marie and James Hendricks; nieces Jennifer Hendricks, Meagan Hendricks; step sisters Vickie Mitchell, Susan Garner, Donna Rogers; and nephews Wesley Nolin, Dakota Buncik, Wyatt Mithcell; and niece Jasmine Rogers

A funeral was held at 7 pm on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420. A visitation was held two hours prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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December 11, 2014

Kenneth  Nelson  Howard

Kenneth Nelson Howard, 67, of Summerfield passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Ocala, FL. Ken was a native of Macon, Georgia.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, and retired as a policeman from the Savannah, GA Police Department.  He enjoyed singing and playing bluegrass music on his guitar, and was a HAM radio operator.

Survivors include his partner Ruth Caplinger of Summerfield; grandsons Christopher K Howard, Jeremy Howard; and sister Priscilla Yutz. He was predeceased by his parents Ferris and Clifford Howard, and his children Chris K Howard, Daphne P Howard, Adam F Howard, Cherrie Ann Howard.

A funeral service was held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Moose Lodge 1014, Belleview. A visitation was held from 6-8 pm on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

Send online condolences at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Luz  Maria  Perez

Luz Maria Perez, 85, of Ocala passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at her residence in Ocala.  She was a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico and moved to this area from Brooklyn, NY 22 years ago.

She was of Catholic Faith. Before retiring she owned and operated her own grocery store.

Survivors include her daughter Sandra Tabarez of Ocala, sisters Helen Velez, Norma Velez both of San Diego, CA; 7 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Anselmo “Tebo” Perez, sons Eric Martinez and Robert Perez, her sister and brothers Ester Velez, Luis Velez , Raul Velez, Jimmy  Velez, and her parents Juanita and Manuel Velez .

A funeral mass was held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE Hwy 301, Belleview, FL, 34420. A visitation was held from 11 am – 2 pm on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Lung Association National Office, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Send online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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December 4, 2014

Joyce Pauline Wesbecker

 

Joyce Pauline Wesbecker, 79, of  Summerfield, passed away on November 26, 2014 at Tuscany Hospice House.

 

Joyce was born in Louisiville, KY and was a retired realtor. Joyce is a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleview and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus.

 

She is survived by her devoted husband Louis Wesbecker, two sons Daryl and Dennis Wesbecker, three daughters: Linda Blum, Mary Brooks and Karen Gambrell, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

The family had a gathering at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Sunday, November 30th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with a service at 2:00 pm. All were welcomed to attend and share with the family. Arrangements by Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala.

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Helen Virginia Buchko

 

Helen Virginia Buchko, 83, of Ocala passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014.  Helen Virginia Buchko was a native of Panther, West Virginia and moved to this area 40 years ago from Richlands, VA.

 

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Moose. Mrs. Buchko loved to travel. She stood on the Great Wall of China, traveled to Western Europe, Thailand, Singapore with Hawaii being her favorite destination.

 

Survivors include sons,  Alan Trent Young, Gulfport, MS, Robert Glenn Young, Coconut Creek, FL: sister, Linda  Sloan, Vansant, VA: brothers, Ralph  Hagy, Richlands, VA, Jerry Hagy,  Bristol, VA, Andrew Hagy, Glen Allen, VA, and Jesse Hagy, Huron, OH; grandchildren, Robert Young Jr., Amelia M Young,  Jeffrey Nelson Young, Elizabeth Virginia Sisson, Sara Ellen Young and great-grandchildren, Allen Scott Young, Desmond Trent Sisson, Fiona Louise Sisson. Predeceased by her husbands James D. Young, and Joseph Buchko; companion John Wirbicki; brothers George Hagy and Frank Hagy; parents Myrtle and James Hagy; and great granddaughter Claire Naomi Sisson.

 

Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. A visitation was held an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Jane Peyatt

 

Jane Peyatt, 77, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014.  Jane had lived in Belleview for 18 years moving here from Ashland, Ohio.  She loved to travel and had visited all but 5 of the United States.

 

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Lowell Peyatt; son, James Peyatt, Bucyrus, Ohio and 2 grandsons.

 

The family will celebrate her life privately and her remains will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala.  Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Florida in charge of arrangements.

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Julez Goetz

 

Jules Goetz, 83, of Belleview passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Jules Goetz was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to this area from Willingboro, NJ in 1982. He was retired from the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant after 20 years of service.  He was at veteran during the Viet Nam conflict and served in the United States Navy Reserves during the Korean Conflict.

 

Survivors include his spouse Marilyn Goetz of Belleview; sons Richard M. Goetz of Belleview, Robert Goetz of Summerfield; Sebastian Goetz of Belleview; daughters Gisela B. Lemons of Chattanooga, TN; Colleen Goetz of Browns Mills, NJ; step daughters Stephanie Rodriguez, Daniela Rodriguez both of Quesada, Costa Rica; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

 

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on December 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, 14550 SE 65th Court, Summerfield, FL, 34491.

 

A visitation will be held from 5-7pm on December 4, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

 

Send to online condolences to www.hiers-baxley.com.

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November 13, 2014

Cindy Callihan

Cindy Callihan, 49, of Summerfield, FL, passed away November 6, 2014. Cindy was born on November 12, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Nolan and Lenora Parrett.

She was called to be a housewife and mother most of her life. Cindy was employed as a Lab Tech at Southeast Milk. She was a member of Village View Community Church and enjoyed volunteering in the children’s ministry.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Les Callihan, daughter, Brandy (Alex) Seykoski, son, Joshua Callihan, two grandchildren, Isaiah and Audrey Seykoski, all of Summerfield, FL; brothers, Ken Parrett of Cincinnati, OH and Tom Parrett of Wilmington, NC; sister, Donna Parrett, Cincinnati, OH. Cindy was preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Flynn.

A funeral service for Cindy will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at noon  with viewing one hour prior. Interment will immediately follow in Crum Cemetery. To leave a memory of Cindy for her family, please visit www.BaldwinCremation.com.

Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society.

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November 6, 2014

Larry D. Ohren

 

Larry D. Ohren, 64, of Belleview passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Mr. Ohren was a native of Highland, Illinois and moved to this area from there in 1964. He recently retired from Townley Manufacturing after 28 years.

 

Survivors include his wife Rebecca Ohren of Belleview; daughter Jennifer Ohren of Belleview, grandchildren Tori and Dylan Sleath of Belleview; siblings Brenda Ohren, Dale Ohren, and Sharon Brown all of Belleview; mother Jean Ohren of Belleview; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Harold Ohren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860 Ocala, FL 34480.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com

David K. Parsons

David K. Parsons of Ocala (Santos) passed away in Estelle’s House, Marion County Hospice, October 9th, 2014, after a severe illness. He was born March 9th, 1938 in Potsdam, New York to Lawrence H. and Eleanor Keenan Parsons, of Canton, New York. David grew up there and in Ossining and Olean, New York, graduating from Olean High School in 1956. At the age of 13 while a member of Troop 70 BSA, Olean, he became one of the youngest Eagle Scouts in New York State.

He was a 1960 graduate of the School of Forestry at Syracuse University, majoring in Landscape Architecture. He served in the United States Navy for three years, as radio and electronics officer aboard the USS Meredith DD-890 in the Atlantic fleet, visiting Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean during his duty. Later he worked for the National Park Service in Philadelphia, PA and Tupelo, MS, then he was employed by various architectural and engineering offices in Syracuse; French Engineering in Sandy Creek and Fulton Thermal Company of Pulaski, New York.

In Sandy Creek, Oswego County, David met and married his wife, the former Marie Anne Kent, October 4, 1975 and they made their home there until 1997 when they moved to Rochester, New York. In Sandy Creek, the couple operated Singing Woods Toys and later, Write-to- print, Inc., a desktop publishing company, specializing in local history publications, with David designing scores of small publications. He also wrote and designed several special publications including two full-length books: “The Saddlebag Patriot,” and “Bugles Echo Across The Valley: Oswego County, New York and the Civil War.”

Mr. and Mrs. Parsons moved to Ocala in 2008, retiring to a home built for them by his best friend from college days, Richard H. Gustafson. David had suffered from addiction to alcohol as a young adult, overcoming that with the aid of Father Raymond McVey, the founder of Unity Kitchen in Syracuse, and Unity Acres in Orwell, New York, plus the support of his parents and wife. He later served as a driver for Unity Acres, and supported them for as long as possible.

Mr. Parsons outlived his parents, a brother, Lawrence H. Parsons, Jr. and a cousin, Ernest Wickham of South Alabama, New York. His survivors include his wife, Marie K. Parsons; a cousin, Jean W. Richardson of South Alabama, New York and a nephew, Andrew T. Parsons of New Jersey.

David was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2701 S.E. 73rd St, Ocala (Santos), where a memorial service was held Thursday, October 16th. Contributions in his memory may be made to the church’s building fund, as well as to Unity Acres, Box 153, Orwell, NY 13426. Interment of his ashes will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.

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October 30, 2014

October 23, 2014

Grace Marion “Dolly” Robinson

Grace Marion “Dolly” Robinson, 76, of Summerfield, went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 16, 2014. Ms. Robinson was born October 21, 1937 in S. Canaan, PA. She moved to this area in the mid 1950’s.

She was a caregiver and a member of the First Baptist Church of Summerfield. She was involved in many church functions and ministries and enjoyed reading and being with her family.

Survivors include her brothers, Jim Robinson (Shirley) of Pedro, Tim Robinson (Christine) of Lake Ariel, PA; sister, Judy Lee (Tim) of Oxford; sister-in-law, June Bass of Anthony; nieces and nephews, Sue McCullough (Danny), Terry Robinson, Jimmy Robinson, Chris Robinson, Christian Robinson, Nick Robinson, Ryan Lee (Kacey), Eric Lee, Christy Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jr. (Theresa), Brenda Hill, Debbie Marino (Richey); great nieces and nephews, Danny McCullough, II (Shanay), Danielle McCullough, Billy Robinson, Loren Robinson, Stephanie Robinson, Kayla (Chris) Lewis, Kelsey Robinson, Frankie Robinson, Landon Lee, Ella Lee, Jackson Lee, Reagan Lee and Mandy Hill; great-great nieces and nephews Danny McCullough III, Paislee Lewis, and Skyler Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Beatrice (Seeley) Robinson, brother, Frank Robinson and nephew, Brian Robinson.

Dolly’s family and friends will celebrate her life 1:30pm, Sunday, October 26, 2014, First Baptist Church of Summerfield, 4550 SE 65th Ct, Summerfield, FL 34491

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October 16, 2014

Matthew Ryan Hill

“Matt-Man,” 15 of Ocklawaha, FL unexpectedly passed away October, 12, 2014 at home.  Resident of Moravia, NY for the first five years of his life where he loved the New York Jets, snow, and spending vacation time with family. He was a sophomore at Lake Weir High School.  Matthew enjoyed school, his teachers, and friends.  Matthew will be remembered by his charming and outgoing personality.  Matthew was an avid gamer and was known as “Kool Matt,” in the gaming community; his dream was to be a game designer/tester.

 He leaves memories to be cherished by his beloved father and mother, Keith and Brenda Hill “Daddy & Momma” of Ocklawaha, FL; sisters, Kristy (Malcolm) Hill-Leonard of Moravia, NY, and Sonya (George Lampman) Hill of Summerfield, FL; maternal grandmother Alberta Scutt-Border, paternal grandfather, Richard Hill, Sr., both of Moravia, NY; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly.  Memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Belleview. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Grace Huffman

Grace Huffman was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1922 on July the fourth. She passed away on September, 30, 2014. Her parents are Claude and Evelyn Howard.

Grace moved to Dunnellon, Florida in 1952 to establish a cattle ranch called Grabob Ranch. Grace was an passionate Entrepreneur. She not only was a rancher, she owned apartment buildings in Atlanta, Streamline Hotel in Daytona, Developed Graceland Shores subdivision on Hiway 40 west of Dunnellon, partner in developing a large capacity incinerator to burn garbage and solve the landfill problems.

She had a son named Ron Huffman and a daughter named Bonnie. She is survived by her son Frank Huffman who resides in Anthony, Fl.

There was a memorial service held at the end of Hwy 40 where it connects with the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, October 12th, 2014, 1:00 pm. All were welcomed.

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James Randolph “R

andy” Belamy, Sr.

James Randolph “Randy” Bellamy, Sr., of Dover, Delaware and Summerfield, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on October 1, 2014.  He was born on April 12, 1938, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the late Homer and Cecile Bellamy.  He was 76 years old.  Randy was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan.

Randy proudly served his country in the United States Navy, beginning his career as a Parachute Rigger, until accepting special duty assignments as a recruiter and instructor. He was a man of honor and valor, and made sure to instill these traits in his son, Jim.

After 30 years of dedicated service, Randy retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, from Naval Air Station Oceana, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling all over, and playing golf.  He was known for his favorite saying, “Have fun… will travel.”  And that he did.  He spent time between his two homes in Dover, Delaware and Summerfield, Florida.

Randy was a member of several organizations, including the American Legion, VFW, Modern Maturity Center, and his second home, the Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club.  Above all, he cherished spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.

Randy leaves behind his son, Jim and his wife Tracy; granddaughter, his darling Grace; his loving companion, Sally; and all the friends who touched his life throughout the years.

Services are private and will be held at a later date.  Randy will be laid to rest at Colonial Grove Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Letters of condolences can be sent via

www.pippinfuneralhome.com

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October 9, 2014

David Alan Ridgway

David Alan Ridgway, 79, of Belleview, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Mr. Ridgway was born September 19, 1935 in Valparaiso, Indiana, to the late George W. and Iris (Burnett) Ridgway.

He was in the US Navy during the Korean War and retired from Verizon Telephone. David was of the Lutheran faith and belonged to many organizations including Orak Temple Shrine in Michigan City, IN, Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, IN, Porter Masonic Lodge #137, Valparaiso, IN, American Legion #214, Fruitland Park, 40 et 8, Lady Lake, Golden Eagle in Lansing, MI and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He moved to Florida in 1998 from Lansing, MI.

Survivors include his sons, Timothy Alan Ridgway and Jon Andrew Ridgway both of Bloomingdale, MI; brother, R. Glen Ridgway of McCormick, SC; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and his devoted companion, Jean Hartless of Belleview.

A graveside service was held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Doris “Dolly” Brown

Doris “Dolly” Brown passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala. Dolly was a native of Mineola, New York and moved to Belleview in 1964.

She opened the candy store, Fannie Farmer, and was known for saying “Have a sweet day!” Her latest job was with Michelle’s Greeting Cards, for the past 13 years. She loved watching her cardinals from her back porch, her family and friends. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her daughters, Alberta “Cissy” Wall, Debbie Wall; sons, Al Wall, Jim Wall (Peggy); grandson, Thomas “TJ” Wall; sisters, Audrey Brennan, Carol Guider, Eileen Kulwicki; and her beloved pet, Snoopy.

Dolly is preceded by her husband Charlie Brown; parents, Bill and Florence Guider.

 A gathering will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL from 5-6 PM. A memorial service is to follow. Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Ray Francis McDonald

Ray “Cracker” McDonald, of Belleview FL, passed away on October 2nd 2014. Born on April 5th 1935 in Clarke County Virginia, near Berryville. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy McDonald, sisters Helen Huff and Idele Goode, brothers Oakley “Buddy” McDonald and Allen McDonald.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Frances McDonald, sister Dorothy Lee Willingham (Virginia), daughters Vickie Conrad, Tanya (Lucky) Whitmire, Kathy (Scott) Sherwood (South Carolina), and Bonnie (Henry) Fleming, grandchildren,  Scott (Tiffany) Whitmire, Deana (Ronnie) Hale, Henry (Sabrina  Laster) Fleming, Nicole Conrad, Brian Whitmire, Bradley Fleming, Danny Robertson, great grand children Austin, Aaron, Autumn, Ashton and Jayde.

Cracker, as many knew him by, was one of the most caring, loving, and kind hearted persons around. He loved to talk and interact with his friends and family, or anyone that just wanted to talk. Those that knew him, knew he would give you the shirt off his back. Although we lost a very special man, that day, Heaven gained a very special angel.

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October 2, 2014

Garrett Eugene Moody

Garrett Eugene Moody, “Gene”, age 72, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Ocala on September 27, 2014 after a brief illness.

Gene was born November 12, 1941 in Waynesville, North Carolina. He attended Waynesville Township High School and graduated in 1960. After graduation he married Mary Eleanora Hite, his high school sweetheart.

He moved to Summerfield in 1961 and has resided there for the last 53 years. Gene was a self-employed roofing

contractor for a number of years, most recently he worked for Sack Roofing of Lady Lake.

Gene will be especially remembered for how much he loved his wife and daughters and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Mary, his daughters Catherine Moody, Susan Moody Lynn, and Donna Moody Oglesby all of Summerfield, six Grandsons, one Granddaughter, his brother and sister in law Wilford “Ed” Moody, Jr. and Faye Moody of Waynesville N.C. Gene was predeceased by his parents Edward Wilford Moody, Sr. and Marie Mull Moody and his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Moody.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge of Belleview, 5871 S.E. Baseline Road, Belleview. Cremation services are provided by the Florida Cremation Society.  Mary and family are welcoming friends and family at their home in Summerfield during the week prior to the memorial service.

Thanks to the wonderful staff at Munroe Regional Medical Center and Kindred Hospital in Ocala for their help and support.

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Michael William “Mikey” DAVIS

Michael William “Mikey” Davis, 21, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 29, 2014.  He had lived in Ocklawaha all his life, graduating from Lake Weir High School.  He was currently working in communications construction as a “Towerhead”.  Mikey could make people feel important the moment he met them; he always saw the good in people and was very kind.  He will be truly missed by all who knew him.  He was an all around great guy.

He is survived by his loving parents, Crystal and Steve Davis; sister, Heather Davis; brother, Scotty Davis; nephews, Michael, Nathan, niece, Adalynn; grandmother, Donna Strawder; best friend, Kevin Wiatrowski, honorary grandmother, Nana Bridges and extended family and friends.

 He is preceded in death by his grandparents Ma and Pa Davis.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Saturday October 4, 2010 at Moss Bluff Baptist Church, 17515 SE 95th St. Rd., Ocklawaha, Florida 32179.

Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Florida.

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September 25, 2014

WILLIAM G. ROCHE

William G. Roche, 92, of Tampa passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa.

Mr. Roche was a native of Queens, New York.   He was a veteran of the United Sates Army serving during World War II.  He moved to Rochester to work for Eastman Kodak where he was chosen as one of the first to attend RIT for management training.

Upon retiring he and his wife moved to Florida in 1988.  He had a long history of service to his community including, over 30 years of service with Greece Volunteer Ambulance, Parkridge Hospital Volunteer, VFW, American Legion, Marion County Sheriff’s Funeral Escort, Red Cross volunteer, AARP volunteer Tax Prep, Marion County Fire Department, bailiff and he was also a school crossing guard in Marion Oaks.  He also enjoyed calling BINGO for the Marion Oaks Community, square dancing, roller skating and attending WAVES activities with his wife Marguerite.  Survivors include his daughters Ms. Patricia Ann Roche of Rochester, NY; Gloria and Ken LaJuett of Webster, NY; Ms. Teresa Ann Roche of Tampa, FL; and grandsons Patrick (Magred), Ryan (Amy), and Daniel (Samantha) LaJuett; great grandchildren, Maloney, Destinee, Daisee, Ronald and Chrystal.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years Marguerite, his parents William and Theresa Roche.

A funeral service was held at 10AM on Friday September 19, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420. A visitation was held from 5-7pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. Memorial Contributions may be made to Paws for Patriots, 4210 77th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221 or http://www.guidedogs.org/support-us/donor-circle . Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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September 18, 2014

Alberta D. Read

Alberta D. Read, went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2014, one week shy of her 101st birthday. Her husband Edgar went to be with the Lord in 1966. She was known as Greta by those close to her.

She was a resident in Belleview since 1968. From that year until her death she was a very active member at the First Baptist Church of Belleview. She was a Sunday School bus visitor; a frequent visitor at a local nursing home with her dear friend Adele Law; a WMU president;  a choir member for many years; and was active in the Good News Backyard Bible Clubs, having the privilege of sharing Jesus to hundreds of boys and girls. She was a long time member of the Campers on Mission organization and was honored by them for her faithful service. She made several trips to physically help with the Franklin Graham’s “Samaritans Purse”, in that ministry she literally made hundreds of little yard dolls that made their home throughout the world.

She never had children of her own but helped raised several children in her immediate family. She was affectionately known as Aunt Greta to over 20 children in the Castle/Hopely Family. For years at Christmas she knitted slippers for all of them. She was known for her hugs and kisses to all people especially to her church family.

Prior to moving to Florida, she was the manager of the cafeteria at the Neshaminy High School. Shortly after moving to Florida, her niece Kathy Hopely Maddox came to live with her until Kathy married. In 1992 her cousin Florence Castle and husband Bob retired and also moved to Belleview, from that point on in her life she went with them on numerous mission trips as well as a yearly visit to Pennsylvania. Bob handled all the physical aspects of her home and property. We were privileged to care for her till she went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, 6:15 pm. Prior to her death, all of those who called her “Aunt Greta” visited her in person.

Hiers/Baxley handled the arrangements. Friends may visit on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Belleview.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, a gift may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church, Belleview.

John 3:16 (personalized) for God so loved Greta that He gave His only begotten Son, that Greta believed in Him, DID NOT PERISH, but is enjoying eternal life with Jesus. Amen.

Lilah J. Utecht

Lilah J. Utecht went to her heavenly father on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 92. Lilah was a loving mother, comedian, Grandmother of two, Great-Grandmother of six. She was a best friend and an accomplished piano player, who along with her husband, entertained many with their own dance band. Lilah enjoyed music, crafts, crocheting, reading, making people laugh, and she was an avid Ricky Martin fan! She worked hard in many careers and sacrificed for her family throughout her life. She loved that there were two Lila’s in our family.

Lilah was born in Freeport Illinois on April 15, 1922 and resided in Belleview beginning in 1989. She graduated from Harlem High School in Love Park, Illinois. She is survived by her four daughters, Sandy Haney (Marty); Bonnie Haney (Rick); Barbara Hartman (John); and Diana Cohee (Walt). She is predeceased by her only son Larry. Grandchildren are Julie Day and Brandon Gilgan. Great Grandchildren are Luis Martinez,Tony Martinez, Vaughn Day III and Kassie Day.

A grave site service will be held Thursday, September 18th at 11:00 am at Ascension Lutheran Church on Base Line Road. Lilah will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please take donations to the Hospice of Marion County. On line condolences can be done on Hiers-Baxley.com.

Virginia D. Cochran

Mrs. Virginia D. Cochran, 90, of Belleview, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Palm Garden of Ocala, where she had been a resident for many years.

She was born in Buckhead, Georgia, and was raised in the Atlanta area, where she worked for many years at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  After her husband retired, they moved to Marion County in 1968.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Cochran who passed away shortly after moving to Florida.  She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Peterson (William A, Sr.), her brother C.W. Almand, her granddaughter Pamela Bean (Brian), her grandsons William Peterson, Jr. (Christy), and Douglas Peterson, and her great-granddaughter Kelby Bean and great-grandson Griffin Bean.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL.

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MICHAEL “Smash” EUGENE PROCTOR

Michael “Smash” Eugene Proctor, 62, of Summerfield passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Tuscany House in Summerfield.

Smash was a lifetime resident of Florida. He was a farmer and he loved to hunt, fish and have a garden.  He was of Baptist Faith.

Survivors include daughters Michelle  McCray of Ocala, Judi  Proctor of Tampa; son Jason  French of Tampa; sisters Nancy  Rayborn and JoAnn  Rowe both of Summerfield; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 nephews; 1 niece and his beloved friend Joyce  Salvador of Bascom, FL. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Lloyd and Hazel Proctor, and his son Michael “Buster” Proctor.

A graveside service will be held at 10am on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford.  Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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September 11, 2014

Eric S. Ruhl

Eric S. Ruhl, 55, of Ocklawaha, passed away Thursday, September 4th, 2014. Mr. Ruhl was born October 23, 1958, in Florence, Italy to the late Edbert Kershaw and Antoinette Rita (Franzosa) Ruhl.

He moved to Ocklawaha in 2013 from Hollywood, FL. He was a gifted musician who loved studying World History and helping others.

Survivors include his two daughters, Erica Ruhl (Matthew Sikes) of Ocklawaha and Athena Ruhl of Ithaca, NY; brother Byron Ruhl of Arkansas and granddaughter, Arayna Sikes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edbert Ruhl, Jr.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood

September 4, 2014

Louise Weaver Knerr “Aunt Weez”

Louise Weaver Knerr (better known by some as “Aunt Weez”), 94, of Summerfield, FL passed away peacefully while residing at Hospice Tuscany House in Summerfield.

Louise was born in Center Valley, PA on February 8, 1920. She was one of two children of Carrie Hartman Weaver and Warren Weaver of Center Valley, PA. The family moved to Weirsdale in 1923. Louise attended Weirsdale El

ementary School and Graduated from Lesburg High School in 1937. She was a member of the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church and resided in Weirsdale until 1956 when she and her husband, Thomas T. Knerr moved to Summerfield, FL.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas T. Knerr and her sister, Feryl Young Ottom. She is survived by her only child, Priscilla Knerr Wimberly (Turner); two grandchildren, Dawn Wimberly Lovell (Scott) and Brian Thomas Wimberly (Lori); four great grandchildren, Grant and Palmer Lovell and Reagan and Jackson Wimberly; Numerous nieces and nephews with special mention of Crystal Young Jackson of Manning, SC and Michael Young of Glen Burnie, MD.

The family would like to acknowledge the special caregivers who tirelessly gave their loving care and dedication to Louise while she was confined to home. Our heart-felt “Thank You” to Rose Bennett, Darlene Campbell, Dawn Gauthier, Emma Wint, Sharon Hutcheson, Lori Brindac, Melissa Bender and Deatrice Maldonado. The family would also like to thank the dedicated staff at Hospice Tuscany House for their compassion and wonderful care for Louise. We are very grateful for all of you! Last but not least, we want to thank our dear friends and family who are near or far away from us for their love, prayers and kindness during this difficult transition in our lives.

Our family would like to share this Scripture from God’s Word with you: Isaiah 40:29-31 states “He gives strength to the weary and increases power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall: But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”.

A private family service will be held at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL on September 8, 2014. Should you wish to send a donation in Louise’s honor, the family has chosen Hospice of Marion County PO Box 4860 Ocala, FL 34478 or the Marion County Humane Society 701 NW 14th Rd. Ocala, FL 34475.

August 28, 2014

Anthony R. Brumale

Anthony R. Brumale, 60, owner of Brumale Tile Company for seventeen years, left and went to Heaven on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Pensacola FL. Tony Brumale was a native of Connecticut and was  thirty-three year resident of Summerfield.

Mr. Brumale enjoyed cooking in his free time and devoted a lot of time to his sons Little League baseball teams.

Survivors include son Joshua Brumale, his mother Cathy of Summerfield; son Jason (Alisha) Brumale of Pensacola, sister Deborah (Patrick) Niland of Murrells Inlet, SC; and brother Glen (Flo) Brumale of Ocala.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm, August 30, 2014 at Hiers Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

A gathering of family and friends will be held one half hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent www.hiersbaxley.com.

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Janice Renee McGee

Janice Renee McGee, 72 of Summerfield passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her residence in Summerfield. She was a native of Lumberton, North Carolina and moved to this area from Boca Raton in 1988.

Mrs. McGee was a homemaker, a member of New Identity Christian Church, and was active in the Red Hat Society. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family playing different card games.

Survivors include husband of 56 years John McGee of Summerfield; daughters MaryAnn Anderson of Summerfield; Rachael Renee Resnick of Toledo, OH; son Michael Trinity McGee of Summerfield; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceeded in death by her parents James and Mary Schofill and her son John Patrick McGee.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 am on August 25, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview FL, 34420. A visittion was held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, on August 24, 2014 at the funeral home. A luncheon was held after the services at New Identity Community Church, 9706 SE US Highway 441, Belleview, FL 34420 between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm.

Online condolonces may be sent www.hiers-baxley.com.

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August 21, 2014

Charles Ruble “Boo” Craven

Charles Ruble Craven “Boo”, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on August 15, 2014 in Pedro, FL. He was born in Bardstown, KY on May 15, 1944 to the late Charles A. and Mary Craven.

His adolescence in Hollywood, FL with his siblings was recounted with great humor and love. In 1968 he moved to Pedro, FL where he quickly became a respected member of his community, serving as Fire Chief of South Marion and Pedro Fire Departments. He was very proud to share his remarkable engineering talents with his community.

Volunteering in the Belleview United Methodist Church in their thrift store and as VP of the Methodist Men’s Group brought him and others great joy. Charles served as VP of the 1st Florida Chapter Military Vehicle Preservation Association where he enjoyed meeting and honoring those in service of their community and country. Hunting, fishing, racing and cooking for a crowd were his favorite hobbies.

Above all else he treasured his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles A. and Mary Craven and brother Patrick Craven. He is survived by his loving devoted wife of 25 years,  Connie Wilson Craven; sons- Allen Craven, Joe Craven and Ricky Watts (Lynn); daughters- Kandi LaVoie (Ron), Cara Lee Carver, Sara Parris (Dewayne), and Tina Burgess; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters- Mary Ferguson (Fran), Emily Giddens (Bo), and Betty Smith; brothers- Joe Craven, Perry Craven, and Steve Craven (Jeanne); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service honoring him will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Belleview United Methodist Church at 6:00 pm. He will be laid to rest with a remembrance ceremony at Roger’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Florence, AL on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: United Methodist Children’s Home (51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725 or by phone 386-668-5088) or Hospice of Marion County (on line at www.Hospiceofmarion.com or by phone 352-854-5218)

Pasquale (Pat) Sofia

On Aug. 17, Pasquale (Pat) Sofia, 59, passed away at home, his family by his side.

A husband and father of 3. Born in Baldwinsville, N.Y. It was there he met and married his high school sweetheart, Linda Mack. They married Aug. 26, 1972. In November 1976 they moved the family to Summerfield, FL. and opened Muskie Pools with his father and brothers. He opened Total Care Pool Repair in 1995 and continued doing what he loved for 29 yrs. He loved fishing, hunting, scuba diving and Black Jack.

He leaves behind his wife of 42 yrs., his children Pasquale (Sabrina), Matthew ( Vickie), Maria ( TJ), a daughter of his heart Denise (Mike) Opitz. His father Pasquale (Janet), brother Robert ( Rebekah), 5 grandchildren and many family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Sylvia, brother Santo (Sof) and sister-in-law Patty.

There will be a private family memorial on the beach at sunrise. Arrangements are in the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, Florida.

Sandra “S

andy” KAY MAJOR

Sandra “Sandy” Kay Major, 64, of Belleview passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her residence in Belleview.

Sandy was a native of Minden, West Virginia and moved to this area from New Port News, Virginia in 1972.   She was retired from Marion County where she worked at Belleview High School in the cafeteria.   She was active at First Baptist Church of Belleview where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School in the Preschool 5 Department.

Survivors include daughters Carol  Locke of Ocklawaha; Christine  Brown of Belleview; and Connie  Mumford of Belleview; sister Debbie  Kister of Leesburg; and brother Roger  Crone of Yorktown, VA; grandchildren Sgt. Caitlin Locke of Augusta, GA; Elijah Paul Crocker of Belleview; Ethan  Robert Crocker of Belleview; and Austin Tyler Mumford of  Belleview.  She was preceded in death by her parents Garland and Helen Crone.

 A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at First Baptist Church Belleview.

 A visitation will be held from 5-7pm Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd.

As most of you are aware she loves hats, at her request, please feel free to wear your Sunday best hat to the visitation, service, or both.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

August 14

Jimmy Fugate

Jimmy Fugate, 65, of Silver Springs stepped into the presence of Jesus on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Legacy House in Ocala.

Jimmy Fugate was a native of Hindman, Kentucky. Survivors include his wife Sara Fugate of Silver Springs, FL; sons Jonathan and his wife Brandi Fugate of Landrum, SC; Joshua and his wife Kelly Fugate of Ocala, FL; daughter Jennifer Marr of Silver Springs, FL; sisters Hilda Fugate of Brevard, NC; and Ruth Cobb of Macon, GA.

Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated, there will be no services.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

John Joseph Kent

John Joseph Kent, 72, of Summerfield passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was a native of Oxford, Michigan and moved to this area from Grand Blanc, MI 11 years ago.

He was a retired electrician and trainer in the automotive and the robotic industries, and a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Mr. Kent attends Village View Community Church where he was active in prayer groups, and helped with the valet parking. He was an active member of the Jaycees in Michigan. His hobbies included golfing, bowling, traveling with his wife, and he was a member of the Billiards Club in his community. He was dedicated and loving family man, who enjoyed spending time with his family. He coached both of his sons soccer teams, and was always there during any of their events.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years Lynne Elizabeth Kent of Summerfield; son Mike Kent of Littleton, CO, and son and daughter in law Dan and Kathy Kent of Oviedo, FL; brothers and sisters Fred  Kent, Mary Alice Thomas, Nancy  Kent, Tim  Kent, Patricia  Chapin; grandsons, Joey  Kent and Rylan  Kent.

A memorial service was held at 11am on Saturday August 9, 2014 at Village View Community Church.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Tommy Earl Smith

Tommy Earl Smith, 73, of Ocklawaha went to be with the Lord that he loved on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Mr. Smith was a native of Union, Mississippi and moved to this area from Orlando 33 years ago.

He was the Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Ocklawaha, he was also a supervisor at Super 8 Hotel in Ocala.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Persian Gulf War.

He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and his great granddaughter. Survivors include his wife Beverly Ann Smith of Ocklawaha; daughter Amber Edmonson of Ocklawaha, FL; sister Bonnie Barber of Collinsville, MS; sister Ella Dephynee Elliott of Ft Myers, FL; brother Bobby Ray Smith of Union, MS; sister Norma Reen Tingle of Dixon, TN; brother JD  Smith of Lake, MS; 3 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by his parents Tommy Lee and Lois Smith.

A funeral service was held at 11am on August 11, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420. A viewing was held an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent at

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James Allen DeLong

James Allen DeLong, 64, of Summerfield passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Mr. DeLong was born July 15, 1950 in Lima, OH to the late Wayne Benton DeLong and Donna (Vogt) Crowe.

James was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the U.S. Marines. He was a truck driver and moved here in the 80’s from OH. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, shooting and his animals.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patti; son, Patrick (Dawn) Dick of AL; two daughters, Dawn (Brian) Gibson of Summerfield and Tammy Dick of AL; brother, George (Beth) DeLong; three sisters, Carol Ann (Ken) Hengstler, Mary Kay (Rick) Arnold and Debbie (Terry) Snyder; four grandchildren, Dawn, Alice, Brian Jr. and Krystal. He was preceded in death by a son, Joey Rickert.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

August 7, 2014

Violet Eleanor Hames Law

Violet Eleanor Hames Law, age 83, of Tye, Texas went to be with the Lord, Friday August 1, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 PM on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Tye Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Ritter officiating. Burial was at Tye Cemetery under the care and direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Abilene, TX.

Violet was born January 22, 1931 in Belleview, Florida to Winters Baker and Mary Eleanor Abshier Hames. Violet graduated from Summerfield High School as Class Valedictorian in 1949 and was a starting member of the Girls Basketball Team. She married Kennon Law on April 16, 1950 in Belleview, Florida and moved with him for his career in The United States Air Force. They settled in Tye, Texas in the 1950’s, where they remained after his retirement. She served the Lord for many years as a member of Tye Baptist Church. She loved the community of Tye, where the family owned and operated a business for many years. Violet also served Tye as city councilwoman, city secretary, and mayor.

Violet loved to come back to Belleview for visits and loved attending the annual Abshier-Hames Family Reunion. One of her greatest joys was being able to help her mother, (Eleanor) go on several trips, including Europe and The Holy Land.

Violet loved her family and always put them before herself. Her family loved, honored her and cherished her example of the life she lived. Her grandchildren adored her. Violet was always willing to help others whenever she had an opportunity. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kennon Law, Sr., grandson, Brandon Law, and three brothers Winters B. Hames, Jr., Milton Hames and Frank Hames.

Remaining behind to cherish Violet’s sweet memory are her sons, Kennon Law, Jr. and wife Janet, and Thomas M. Law and wife Sherreta; her daughters, Carrie Copeland and husband David, and Kindra Smith and husband Kenneth; all from Texas; and her brothers, Donald Hames, Gene Hames, Dean Hames, and Peek Hames, and her sister, Mary Ann Hames McIntyre; all from Florida; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Violet’s grandsons, Jason Heuerman, Brian Toogood, Bryan Law, Pete Modica, Nathan Smith, Colten Law, and Wayne Patterson. Jr. and junior pallbearer was great grandson Reid Heuerman.

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July 31, 2014

Clyde E. Pickrell

Clyde E. Pickrell, age 75, of Belleview, FL passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014. He was born in Parkersburg, WV on September 27, 1938. Clyde served in the US Air Force. Before retirement he worked as a maintenance person Visco in Parkersburg, WV and then for ABC Liquors in Florida. He moved to Florida from Parkersburg, WV in 1976. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Pickrell of Belleview, FL; children Tony (Beverly) Pickrell of Summerfield, FL and Christina Hudson of Ocala, FL; brother Roy Pickrell of Utah; sisters Karen Bennett of Ft Myers, FL and Rosemary Burgrem of Jacksonville, FL; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Ola and Vicie Pickrell, and brothers Robert and Austin Pickrell.

A visitation will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview, FL on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5-7pm. A funeral service will also be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10am. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:30pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, Ocklawaha, FL in memory of Clyde E. Pickrell.

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Everett Lee Jennings

Everett Lee Jennings, 72, of Belleview passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Munro Regional Medical Center in Ocala.  Mr. Jennings was a native of Morehead, Kentucky and moved to this area from Ft Myers in 1984. He was of Baptist faith.

He was the owner and operator of Belleview Texaco. In his spare time he enjoyed working on his classic cars.

Survivors include wife of 52 years Ava Jennings of Belleview, FL; sons Gregory Scott Jennings of Prestonsburg, KY, and Darren Lee Jennings of Silver Springs Shores, FL; sisters Faye Double of Toledo, OH, Edna Giles of Carey, OH, Carol  Pennington of Georgetown, KY, Anna Rae  Lewis of Nevada, OH, and Mary  Wolfe of Shelby, OH; brother William  Jennings of Pine Bluff, AR; grandchildren Gregory Scott Jennings II, Dustin Lee Jennings, Christina Marie Jennings, Elizabeth Sherry Jennings; grandchildren Lori Wireman, Jeremy Chaffins, Wesley Chaffins, all of Kentucky; and 8 great grandhildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Jennings and Eva Roberts, brothers Perry Jennings and Infant Jennings and grandson Dustin Jennings.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on July 26, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation 1330 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309. Online condolences may be sent at

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Paul Edward White

Paul Edward White, 89, died peacefully at Sylvia House surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Detroit, MI and moved to this area in 1987. He was of Catholic faith. Paul was a Paratrooper and Medic in World War II, a Lifetime Member of VFW post 8083 Past Member of the Honor Guard. Mr. White was a retired truck driver and loved being with his family and friends.

He was preceded by his beloved wife, Wanda. He is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Big Will) Shovan, Belleview, FL; and Judy (Jerry) Taylor, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Devoted Grandfather of Michael (Heidi) Hustosky, Lynn Reedy, Sheila (Jay) Naymon and Tammy Weber, ten great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, beloved by his nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at VFW Post 8083, 12666 South US Hwy 441 at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Leave online condolences at WWW.hiers-baxley.com.

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July 24, 2014

Mary Shashy Jones

Mary Shashy Jones passed away on Wednesday July 16, 2014 after a brief illness. Mary was born on December 22, 1928 in Ocala Florida to her parents Fadwa and Samuel Abraham (SA) Moses Shashy. She attended Blessed Trinity Academy and graduated from Ocala High school. After attending business school in Jacksonville Florida, she returned to Ocala to work in the family business, Moses Auto Parts. Mary married Bobby Jones on October 11, 1968. In their later years Mary and Bobby owned and operated Jones Turf Grass Farm  in Ft. McCoy, Florida.

Mary was a life-long member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church where she received many awards recognizing her service and devotion to the church and school. Mary’s dedication to the youth of Ocala also led her to actively support the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County where she served as secretary for 47 years. She received numerous awards from the Boys and Girls Club including the National Medallion for her unusually devoted service.  Other organizations that gave awards to Mary for her community service included the N.A.A.C.P, Ocala Jaycees and the Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary Club.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband, and sisters Emilee (Mrs. Warner) Wilson of Ocala and Odette (Mrs. Fred) Shashy of Jacksonville, Fl. She is survived by her two brothers, Dr. S.A.M. (Mitchell) Shashy of Ocala and Dr. Paul Shashy of Montgomery, Al, 17 nieces and nephews, and a large community of beloved family and friends who knew her as ‘Aunt Mary’.

Visitation at Roberts Funeral Home, 606 SW 2nd Avenue, will be held on Friday July 18th from 5-6:30 PM followed by a Rosary service at 6:30 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on Saturday July 19th at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County or Blessed Trinity High School would be appreciated. Please view and sign our online guestbook at:

www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

Kimberly Cay Kodak

Kimberly  Cay Kodak, 39, born in Terre Haute, IN. She died July, 8th, 2014. She moved to Florida in 1980.

She was a loving, giving mother, daughter and friend. She attended CFCC and made the Dean’s List. She was a Certified Paralegal.

Kim is the loving daughter of Linda Cox of Belleview and Larry Cox of Ocala. Great mother to Ashley Marie Kodak and a wonderful friend to many. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved dogs, Harley and Bailey.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Kim generously donated her body to research.

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July 17, 2014

Wayne S. Carchnke

Wayne S. Carchnke, 61, of Belleview, FL born 06/09/53, died 07/10/14. He was a native of Florida. Wayne went to sleep in death on Thursday, July 10. 2014 after a long illness.

He was a 1973 graduate of Vanguard High School where he excelled in clubs and had many friends. He loved to fish and entered several tournaments in the area. He worked in the mobile home industry and for Golden Flake most of his life.

He will be remembered  by his family and friends as a gentle, loving man. He laves behind a son, Jeffery Carchnke of Tallahassee; two sisters, Pamela Gillum of Belleview, FL, Jeanna Cauthen of Ocala, FL and a brother, Steven Bealer of Ocala, FL; also several nieces and nephews in the local area.

We look forward to Gods promise at Rev. 21:3 & 4, “and there will be no more death” and John 5:28 & 29”Those in the grave will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection of life.”

Rodney N. DeMoranville Jr.

Rodney N. DeMoranville Jr. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife Catherine(McAlpine), his daughter Crystal DeMoranville, sons Rodney DeMoranville 3rd, Paul and his wife Bonnie DeMoranville all of New Bedford, Ma. His parents Rodney and Barbara DeMoranville Sr., his brother Harvey and his wife Connie DeMoranville all of Summerfield, Fl. Sister Patty and her husband Arnold Gosson of Ocklawaha, Fl. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren and many extended family members. He is preceded in death by his great grandson Gabriel Brumley and grandparents Ansel and Isabell Cornell and Jesse and Inez DeMoranville.

He was an all around mechanic and kept himself busy. He lived his life to the fullest and in the moment. He enjoyed being around family and friends always looking to  have a good time and make some good memories, whether it was a game of pool or you needed someone to talk to, he was the one that we all could depend on. His famous quote he lived by was “Hey, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”

Funeral services are being held this week in New Bedford, Ma., followed by a memorial service later this week in Florida.

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July 10, 2014

Carl Tucker

Carl Tucker, 93, of Belleview passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Carl is a good ole country boy, who was born and raised in Bushnell.

Carl joined the U.S. Navy in September 1941 and proudly served in World War II on the USS Augusta. While on leave in New York City 1944, Carl met the one and only love of his life, Sara Mulroy. Shortly thereafter, they married and happily welcomed a baby girl. Carl loved his job of 35 years, working as a serviceman for Florida Power.

Carl is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Coral and Rick Swiger, granddaughter, Cindy White and four great grandchildren, Dylan, Taylor, Brandon and Joey.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 11, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church in Summerfield, FL. His final resting place will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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July 3, 2014

Barbara Marie Daigle (Allen)

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Barbara Marie Daigle, 61, born in Sodus, NY passed away in her home in Belleview, Fl.  She was diagnosed with lung cancer less than two weeks prior and under home hospice care.  She was 61 years of age.  Barbara was the daughter of Edward Clifford Allen and Martha Aunkst born on May 01, 1953.  Barbara attended North Rose-Wolcott High School in NY and graduated with the Class of 1972.  She worked in many brand name companies such as Coca-Cola and Cadbury as a quality assurance inspector and worked in various manufacturing companies.  She received the most satisfaction by working for families in need of someone to care for and look after their elderly loved ones that lived within Barbara’s community.  Her kind heart and the desire to always help others made this a natural fit and were loved by all.  Her hobbies included dancing and playing cards. Barbara is survived by her four sons, Gene Daigle Jr (41) in Tampa,  and Jared (36),  Jason (35),and Jeremy Daigle (29) all living in the Ocala/Belleview area.  She is also survived by her eight grandchildren Connor Daigle (16), KitannaDaigle (16), Jacob Canty (12), Hailey Daigle (7), Chase Daigle (7), Dominic Daigle (6), Zachary Coll (6),  and MacKenzie Daigle (5).  Two additional grandchildren, Sebastion Daigle and Xavier Daigle passed away preceding her death.

Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala is in charge of making arrangements.  Barbara will have a burial at sea using resources from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg with a date and time to be determined.

We know you will be smiling down on us all.  You will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts and memories.  The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…

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 RITA ANN WHITE

Rita Ann White, 80, of Belleview passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center.  Rita Ann White was a native of Loogootee, Indiana and moved to this area from Flint, MI. Mrs. White was active in the parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary as a Eucharistic Minister, in the Women’s Guild, Co-leader of Why Catholic Class, volunteer for the Thrift Shop and Choir Member.  Survivors include her brothers, Leo Wathen of Dearborn Heights, MI; and Joe Wathen Garden City, MI; sister, Irene  Rode of Indianapolis, IN. She was predeceased by her parents Roy V. and Lillie Wathen, her husband Robert White and 8 brothers and sisters.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10AM on July 8, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 10670 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala, FL, 34472. A visitation will be held from 5-7PM on July 7, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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June 26, 2014

NinA Anne Larsen

 Nina Anne Larsen, 74, passed away from melanoma cancer on Monday, June 9, 2014 under the care of her family at her home in Belleview, Florida.

 Ms. Larsen was born in Walworth, County, WI on January 18, 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Grace Larsen and her 1st husband James Spalding of Louisville, KY.

 She is survived by her sister Karen (Kevin) Gehrmann of Portage, WI; her brother Howard (Risa) Larsen of Spruce Pine, NC; two nephews, Robert (Kirsten) Davis, Todd (Tabitha) Gehrmann, great nephew Christian Gehrmann and great niece Trinity Gehrmann.

 Friends and family are invited to her Memorial Service to be held at Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 SE Brown Road, Belleview, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name can be made to her church or to any organization whose mission is the care and protection of cats.

 Cremation provided by Florida Cremation, Ocala.

RUBY CHRISTINE McDANIEL

 Ruby Christine McDaniel, age 79, of Summerfield, FL passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born in Florida on August 25, 1934. She was raised Dowling Park and Perry, FL. She moved to Ocala in 1968 and Belleview in 1973. Ruby was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. She loved animals and crocheting.

 She is survived by daughter Christine (Ronald) Woodham of Summerfield; grandchild Ron (Melissa) Woodham of Summerfield, FL; great grandchildren Trey, Hannah, Jacob and Riley. She was preceded in death by her husband James McDaniel and son Jacob Michael.

 A visitation will take place at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 9am to 1pm. A funeral service will also take place the funeral home on Monday at 1pm with Pastor Austin Tucker officiating. Burial will take place at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL.

Maggie (Jackie) Thornhill Franklyn

 Maggie (Jackie) Thornhill Franklyn went home to be with the Lord on June 24, 2014. She was Pentecostal. She was a retired men’s hairstylist. She moved to the Ocala area in 1984 after living in Key West for 26 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, George C. Franklyn and one daughter, GeorgiAnne Franklyn. She is also preceded in death by her father and mother, Virgil Thornhill and Lucy (Roberts) Thornhill as well as five brothers, Henry Thornhill, Clem Thornhill, Berry Thornhill, Paul Lee Thornhill, and John S. Thornhill and three sisters, Irene (Thornhill) Price, Virgie (Thornhill) Schumann, and Donzie (Thornhill) Williamson. She is survived by her remaining daughter, Jacquelyn Franklyn.

  She led a long and interesting life. She grew up in Jayess, Lawrence County, Mississippi and in 1941, she went to the National Youth Administration training camp and learned to weld. She was a lead-woman welder and inspector in the shipyard in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. After the war, she traveled between Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas, working in various industries. At one time, she worked for Howard Hughs at  Hugh’s Tools in Houston, Texas welding oil drill-bits using industrial diamonds. She also worked at Birdseye Packing plant in Houston. While in Florida, she worked in South Miami and Perrine. She also attended International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas and spent two years playing guitar and singing with an evangelist.

  In 1956, while working in Miami in an aluminum chair factory, she began barber college, where she entered a hair cutting contest at a Barber’s Convention and won 1st  place for cutting a flat-top while still a student. She became the first woman barber in the State of Florida. While in barber school, her teacher became enchanted with her and after barber college, they married. It was at this time that she and her husband moved to Key West to manage a shop for a former colleague. They remained at this location for approximately four months when one of their customers offered to help them start their own shop on Duval St in early 1958 and they called the barbershop “Your Barbershop”. During this  time on Duval St, they became surrogate family for many members of the military that were stationed in Key West with the Fleet Sonar School, sub tender USS Bushnell, US Coast Guard cutter Gilmore, as well as many others stationed on the Main Base as well as Boca Chica Naval Air Station. For many years, their home was always open for any of the military that wanted to come to their home for any of the holidays.

 While in business in Key West, in 1968, she moved her part of the business out of the downtown area and opened her own shop on Stock Island called “Jackie’s Barbershop”.

 This business was in operation until she retired in 1984. During the years that she was a men’s hair stylist, she had the opportunity to meet and cut the hair of various celebrities that visited Key West or lived there.

    In 1978, along with her daughter, she attended night classes to become an EMT and volunteered with the Stock Island Fire Department for several years. During the following year, she also took classes to become a Certified CPR instructor with the American Heart Association.

     She had a passion for fishing and building fishing rods. Anytime the weather was good, she was out in the boat fishing. After retiring to Ocala, she had a vegetable garden and tended to her yard and plants. She was a great lover of animals and raised at least 4 squirrels. During her time in church, she tended the flowerbeds and planted many, many flowers and shrubs around the church yard.

    Her last request was to be cremated and her ashes spread over the waters in Key West.

 No service or visitation is scheduled.

     In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ASPCA, The Humane Society, World Wildlife Fund or the Marion County Animal Shelter.

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June 19, 2014

Robert George Panzer

Robert George Panzer, 51, of Belleview passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his residence.

Robert George Panzer was a native of Haines City, Florida and a longtime resident of this area. Mr. Panzer was an over the road truck driver for JR Schrugel. He enjoyed spending time with his family outdoors.

Survivors include his wife Kathleen Panzer of Belleview; Son David Shaw of Ocala; daughters Casey  Decker of Ocala, and Amanda Panzer of Belleview; mother Mary  Panzer Carson City, NE; 4 grandchildren; brother Jamie  Panzer of Carson City, NE; sister Dina  Panzer of Ocala; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 pm on Sunday June 15, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley

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June 12, 2014

Alvin Edsel Dunnem

Alvin Edsel Dunnem, 74, of Summerfield, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.  Alvin was predeceased by his wife Judith (Lord) and is survived by his 4 children; Kyle Marie (Greg) Southworth of Braintree, VT, James Edward Dunnem of Davenport, FL, Kimberly Ann (Anthony) Vellucci of Fuquay Varina, NC, David  Marshall (Peg) Dunnem of Stratford, Ontario, Ca; and his brother, Ed (Sharon) Dunnem of Sulpher Rock, AR along with 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

Maj. Dunnem (U.S. Army Retired) was born October 29, 1939 in Pomona, CA to the late Alvin Edward and Pauline Louise (Bryant) Dunnem. He was a retired Green Beret and Attorney. While serving his country he served 1 tour in Korea and 3 tours in Vietnam. After retiring, Al attended Law School in South Royalton, VT, and started his second career as an attorney.  Retiring again, Al spent several years traveling the country with his wife, Judie before he settled in Florida, where he lived on his boat “Serenity” for several years before buying a home in Summerfield.

Al was an active member of the Secondhand Eagles and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

A memorial service will be held in the future.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.
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Broadus Coolidge Bunce

Bunce, Broadus Coolidge, age 89, passed away June 7, 2014, at Florida Hospital, Daytona Beach, Florida. Born Sept. 2, 1924 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, the son of Walter L. and Molcie Williams Bunce, he served in the US Army in Germany and received the Purple Heart. After returning from his military service, Broadus worked as a produce farmer, incorporating Bunce Brothers Farm, with three brothers, Paul, Ted and Dearl in Stedman, North Carolina. In 1966, Broadus moved to Florida, and prior to his retirement in Ocala, Florida, owned a produce farm in Greenwood Florida, a gas station and produce market in Orlando, Florida, and worked as a real estate broker and owner of Broadus Bunce Realty, in Orlando, Florida, before working for Scroggie Realty in Ocala, FL. In 1957, Broadus received a US Patent for the invention of the fluid proportioning device, which is the single handle water faucet.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Frances, six daughters including Karol Miller of Thomasville, GA; Anita Scroggie and husband, Gene, of Ocala, FL; Cathy Yeomans and husband, Mitch, of Marianna, FL; Elaine Richardson and husband, Gary, of Ocala, FL; Marsha Eaton and husband, Gerald, of Orlando, FL and Charlene Michelman of Orlando, FL.; eighteen grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Ettrice Strickland of Stedman, NC and Adele Johnson of Stedman NC; two brothers, Dearl Bunce, of Lexington, NC and Randall Bunce of Columbia, SC. He is preceeded in death by both parents; three brothers, including Howard Bunce of Stedman, NC, Paul Bunce of Stedman, NC, and Ted Bunce of Stedman, NC; and three sisters, Oleta Griffin of Kernersville, NC, Van Percelli of Kernersville, NC, and Dorothy McKeithan of Fayetteville, NC.

Broadus’s legacy is that he loved his savior, Jesus Christ, his wife, daughters and grandchildren more than anything. He was a hard worker, always provided for his family and always held out a helping hand. He entertained his family with fishing trips, games and was a great story-teller with the ability to make you laugh and hold on to every word.

As a war hero, he was shot in the shoulder by a German sniper in Saarbrucken, Germany, in WWII. As the good Samaritan that he was, he offered his coat to a freezing German soldier, who he found coatless on a street corner after the war. He was both generous, to a fault, and never knew a stranger, calling persons he met “neighbor.” A strong Christian of high moral integrity and uncompromising values, he’s been an example to all his children, grandchildren and to everyone he’s met. He will be sorely missed.

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Oakcrest Baptist Church, 1109 NE 28th St, Ocala, FL 34470. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6-8pm at Hiers Funeral Home, 910 Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL. Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

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 Jack L. Anderson

Jack L. Anderson, 83, of Belleview, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. Mr. Anderson was born November 7, 1930 in Onieda, IL to the late Glen Virgil and Helen Marion (Gustafson) Anderson.

Jack had served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Florida in the 50’s and retired from the Florida Federal Savings and Loan. He had belonged to many organizations including Rotary, the ELKS and was a leader for the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed golfing, flying, fishing, computers and playing cards.

Survivors include his daughter, Jan Fowler of St. Petersburg; grandchildren, Jessica, Rachel, Jennifer and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Ryan and Caleb along with his special friend, Pat Nally.

Jack’s family will celebrate his life 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel.

A private interment will be in Pine Level Cemetery, Oxford. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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June 5, 2014

MITCHELL MARK HEINRICH

Mitchell Mark Heinrich, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his home. He was born June 20, 1963 in Bronx, NY.

He attended Lake Weir Middle and Lake Weir High school where he played football and was on the track & field team. He graduated in 1981.

Mitchell pursued his love for motorcycles, muscle cars  and keys by starting his own collection.

Mitchell married his middle school sweetheart and they have one daughter.

Survivors include, his mother, Renee Heinrich, wife, Marion Heinrich, sister Michelle Semp, daughter Casie Heinrich Fink and grandson Anthony L. Fink who has developed his grandpops love for key collecting. Also many more extended family.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at Temple B’nai Darom Memorial Gardens. Almond Road, Ocala, Fl.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, or M.S. Research or Motorcycle Awareness groups in his name.

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May 29, 2014

Alta M. ScarberrY

Alta M Scarberry, 76, of Belleview passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. Alta was a native of Lawrence County, Ohio and moved to this area from Fellsmere, FL in 1998.

Survivors include her daughter Phyllis Justice of Ocklawaha; sons Jerry Scarberry of Orlando and Mark Scarberry of Fellsmere; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sisters Virginia Phipps, Erma Larmier, Charlotte Burcham, Myrtle Turley, and Lucille Walters. She was predeceased by her husband, Holley Scarberry and by 2 grandsons Allen Scarberry and Larry “DJ” Justice, Jr.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 am, Wednesday May 28, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420.

A visitation was from 6-8 pm on May 27, 2014 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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May 22, 2014

LILLIE MAE FLYNN

Lillie Mae Flynn, 86,  passed away peacefully on May 19th, 2014, at Hawthrone Village, Ocala, Fla.

Born in Irvine, Kentucky, daughter of Harrison & Mariem Bowman White.  Married in 1944 to Elmer Flynn (deceased 2008) they were married 64 years.

 Survived by her two children, Wayne Scotty Flynn (son), of Belleview, Fla., Carole Flynn Tipton (daughter), of Ocklawaha, Fla.  Lillie has 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren.

 After Lillie & Elmer married they moved to Dayton, Ohio.  Where she became a professional beautician, and owned her own salon.  They moved to the Belleview, Fla. area in 1977, were they retired and lived their lives till their passing.

Lillie was a loving devoted mother and grandmother whom adored an cherished her family.  Lillie was a member of the Eastern Star of Dayton Ohio.  She was loved by all who knew her.

Visitation: May, 28th, 2014 6:00PM – 8:00PM Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road Belleview, FL, US, 34420 (352) 245-2424. Service: May 29th, 2014 11:00AM Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road Belleview, FL, US, 34420.

Funeral  procession to leave funeral home at 11:30AM after service.  Graveside Service: May, 29th, 12:30PM 2014 Florida National Cemetery 6502 SW 102nd Avenue Bushnell, FL, 33513.  Online Condolences may be left at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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May 15, 2014

Helen E. Kirkham

Helen E. Kirkham passed away April 23, 2014 after a short battle with lung cancer. She was born in Hollidaysburg Pa. on October 29,1931. She was the daughter of Steve Chingos and Lulu Pantazes Chingos who were immigrants from Greece.

She graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1949, went to nursing school at Chester County Hospital School of Nursing in West Chester, Pa and Jersey City Hospital School of Nursing where she received her Registered Nursing Degree in 1954. She practiced as a nurse in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. In 2001 she moved with her family to Belleview, Florida.

She is survived by her two daughters Stephanie Potter Barry and Shelley Potter Kenyon, stepson, whom she loved as her own, James A. Kirkham and six grandchildren, niece Joanna Hiney Ball and Nephew Steve Hiney. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Agnes Chingos and Katherine Chingos Hiney.

Helen was able to remain in the comfort of her home through the care of Hospice of Marion County with her family and friends at her side. She wished for no formal services upon her death, but family and friends will be presenting a memorial bench for the club house at The Villas of Belleview in her honor.

She was the best mom and a friend to many. She will be dearly missed.

May 8, 2014

Barbara “Bobbie L. Evans

   Barbara “Bobbie” L. Evans, age 72, of Belleview passed away April 29, 2014 at home. She was born on May 14, 1941 in Ocala to the late Francis and Montine (Watts) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son Randy and a brother Glenn Smith.

   She leaves behind a husband of 53 years Raymond, two sons Jeff and his wife Katt Evans of Crysta
River, Ray and his wife Terra Evans, Jr. also of Crystal River, two daughters Denise Pendley and Patricia McGowan both of Belleview, two sisters, Joann Rutledge and Julie Williams both of Ocala, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and cousins Frances Colbert Chandler of Eustis, FL,and Joe Chandler of Atlanta, GA.

A visitation was Wednesday May 7, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Forest

 Lawn Funeral Home. A graveside services followed the visitation at 2:00 pm in Forest

Lawn Memory Gardens. Services were officiated by Pastor Eddie Parks.

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Rickey K. Brown

   Rickey K. Brown, 64, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. Rickey was born in Saginaw,

Michigan to the late Bud and Helen Hare. Rickey moved to Florida in 1984 and married her

husband Joe, who was approved by her children. Joe and Rickey enjoyed 16 years of happy

marriage. Rickey worked in the food industry in restaurant management and sales. Ricky was

the glue of the family. She loved to host family events and cook for everyone. She was a

positive influence on many people she met. She fought bravely against cancer during the

past two years.

   She was also preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Martin. She will be missed by her

surviving family including her husband Joe Brown; sons, Bo Weihl (Shannon), Billy “B. J.”

Brown; daughters, Nikki Rey (John Heald), Tiffany Brown; two grandchildren,

Jamie Rey, Joey Rey; future great granddaughter, Saylor Costa; nieces, Billie Jo Schultz,

Bobbie Jo Boyens; nephew, Ed Martin and countless friends.

   The family requests memorial contributions be made to Gentiva Hospice or The American

Cancer Society.

   Memorial service were held at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 8, 2014 in the chapel of the

funeral home. They will receive friends afterwards until 3:00 pm. Arrangements by

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Florida.

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April 17, 2014

Jaby LeRoy Oliver

Jaby LeRoy Oliver, 78, of Ocklawaha, passed away on April 8, 2014.

Jaby was born in Ocala, FL on July 1, 1935 to George Edward and Olieff Retha (Gore) Oliver. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his service in the Corps he was self employed contractor and owner of Hi-Way Sign Company.

Jaby was twice Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Belleview.

He is survived by his wife Peggy and their children, William Oliver and Teresa Oliver.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10 am at Gore Cemetery in Lacota, Florida. Contact Countryside Funeral Home for directions: 352-620-2006.

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April 10, 2014

Braxton Alan Reed

Braxton Alan Reed, 21, of Weirsdale, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014.  Braxton was a native of Central Florida and an 8th generation Floridian. He loved to draw, and was learning the art of tattooing.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family and friends.  He worked at his family’s business, Reed’s Groves.

Survivors include mother and father Jason and Dawn Reed of Ocala; mother Paula  Benjamin-Smith of Inverness; Paternal Grandparents Huey and Penny Reed of Weirsdale; spouse Kimberly  Reed of Paisley; Paternal Great Grandparents Mealy  and Velma Reed, of Weirsdale;  Grandmother Debbie  Tiesmeyer, of Ocklawaha; Maternal grandmother Janet  Benjamin, of NC; siblings Brionna Reed, Codie Walters, Madison Reed, Marissa Smith, and Patience Mancini.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd 32159. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to https://fundly.com/send-brionna-to-ywam-thailand?ft_src=widget_campaign_card  to assist Braxton’s sister, Brionna, on her mission trip to Argentina.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com and www.facebook.com/braxtonalanreed

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Miriam Rodriguez Perez

Miriam Rodriguez Perez, 63, passed on April 5, 2014. She had pancreatic cancer and died in dignity and comfort at Legacy House.

She was a foster care parent and later became an adoptive mother of four children. She also served as a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem.

Miriam was the oldest of three daughters and is survived by her sisters Margie Valerotti and Patricia Guiterrez. She had two natural children, April Rai Sanchez and Kristian Sanchez. Miriam leaves her husband, Paul Perez, daughters April Rai Sanchez, Atyana Catalina Perez, Khira Victoria Perez, sons, Skyler Perez, Grant Perez, Kristian Sanchez and grandson Kriztian Sanchez, Jr.

The family will receive relatives and friends at a visitation to be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial will be held in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

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DENNIS WILLIAM MONROE

Dennis William Monroe (65) of Summerfield passed into God’s hands Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Dennis was an avid hunter and loved flying his plane.  He worked for the City of Belleview as Public Works Director for the past 26 years.

Dennis was a life-long resident of Marion County.  He was born in Ocala February 24, 1949 to Leonard and Nina Monroe who preceded him in death.

Dennis is survived by his son,Chance Morgan Monroe, one granddaughter Aubrey Madison Monroe, one stepson, Ryan Neil Smith (wife susan) and one grandson, Logan; one sister Mary Delores (Bunny) (husband Jackie); one brother Kenneth Monroe (wife Joyce); 3 nieces, 1 nephew and 5 cousins.

Viewing will be held Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm at Hiers-baxley in belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road.  Funeral  services will be Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 am at Summerfield First Baptist Church, Summerfield.  Interment will be in Belleview Cemetery, Belleview. Online condolences may be sent at

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April 3, 2014

Dr. James Burton Gayler

The Reverend Dr. James Burton Gayler went home to The Lord on March 19th after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Jim, as he was known to all, was born on February 19, 1930 in a small farmhouse outside Ft. Lauderdale to Chester Burton Gayler and Sadie Mae Gayler.

He spent his formative years on the farm west of Boynton where he attended elementary school, and summers on the homestead family farm near Lyerly, Georgia. At the age of 14 he went off to school at Emory University Academy in Oxford, Georgia. While at Emory, he gave his life to Christ and was called to preach the gospel at age 15 and graduated from high school in 1946.

Jim accomplished a 4-year high school course of study at Oxford in just 2 years then attended both Emory Junior College in Valdosta for his AA degree and Emory University in Atlanta where he graduated with his BA in 1948. During and after his high school and college work, Jim served several churches – pastoring his first at age 16 – then attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory graduating in 1953 with a Master of Divinity degree.  Jim is one of only a few persons who attended four different schools -high school through graduate work- within the Emory University system. During his time at Candler, he served as summer youth pastor at Reeves Memorial Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida where he met his wife to be, Betty Ann Hathaway.  They were married at Reeves on September 6, 1951 and welcomed their first son David in December of 1952.  Jim then furthered his education in ministry by attending Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky and in 1955 Jim and Betty welcomed their second son Stephen.

Jim joined the Florida Methodist Conference in 1954 and from that time until his retirement from full time ministry in 1994, he and Betty served churches throughout Florida in town and cities like Pinetta, Mt. Pleasant, Carrabelle, Ft. Lauderdale, Lakeland, Orlando, Union Park, Jasper, Coral Park-Miami, Gainesville, Belleview, Ocala, and DeBary.  During their time at Union Park Methodist Church in the early 1960’s, Jim and Betty welcomed their third child, daughter Joy Annette, in August of 1964. While serving the Wesley Methodist Church congregation in Gainesville, Jim completed his doctorate at Luther Rice Seminary and was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1977.

Jim was a builder of churches and congregations and in 1958-59 he founded the Youth for Christ ministry in Ft. Lauderdale. Jim was also the founding pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Gainesville, a church that now flourishes and grows just as he envisioned while knocking on doors to develop membership around west Gainesville in the early 1980’s.  Jim’s ministry over his 40 years of serving The Lord in churches all around Florida was centered on his philosophy of service beyond self.  He was singularly committed to serving congregations that needed help, needed growth, or needed a new infusion of God’s Word.  He always requested to be assigned to churches in need, rather than larger or thriving churches.  His personal and spiritual gain was the knowledge that he was serving The Lord and helping others in the way God intended.   Jim and Betty’s ministry over those 40 years is recognized and treasured by all whom they served and resulted in many hundreds of people giving their lives to Christ and serving their churches and communities as God’s ambassadors.

While in his retirement Jim took the pastorship at several churches in Osteen, DeLeon Springs, and Oxford and served them faithfully until his health required him to slow down a bit.  Even then, he would preach at any church if asked during a pastor’s absence and call on and visit members as if he were a 21 year old again.  He believed in “putting feet to your prayers” and wore out hundreds of pairs of shoes going door to door visiting church members and non-members in the communities he served.  His engaging country smile, remarkable ability to genuinely connect with people and his relentless drive to knock on doors and call on those in need set Jim apart from many. The Lord has welcomed into Heaven a good and faithful servant, a humble farm boy who served The Lord with all his might. He was deeply loved and respected by all who knew him and he will be missed greatly by his family and the many friends he made along his memorable life journey.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Betty; his son David and his wife Winnie and their 3 year old daughter, his granddaughter, Josephine; his son Stephen; his daughter Joy and her husband Les Wise; his brother Bill of Boynton Beach; his brother Bob of Baltimore; his sister JoAnn of Oregon.

Funeral services were held on Saturday March 22 at 2 PM – viewing at 1 PM – at the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford Florida.  A viewing was held in the chapel of the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in The Villages, Florida.  Information at Hiers-Baxley.com

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Edward John Mottl

Edward John Mottl, 61, of Ocala passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at his residence in Ocala.

Edward was a lifetime resident of this area.  He was a retired building contractor.  In his free time he enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball while his son played.

Survivors include his mother Joan E. Bateman of Chiefland; son Michael  Mottl; daughter Nichole  Martin  both of Ocala; sisters Joan Elizabeth Michele of Ocala, and Gail  Kane of Tarpon Springs; brothers Tommy  Mottl of Belleview, and Peter Bateman of GA.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 34 years Georgette Mottl and his father Joseph Mottl.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service.

Online condolences may be sent at

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James Smith

James C. “Jim“ or “JC” Smith, 70, of Summerfield, FL passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  He was born on June 28, 1943 in Plaistow, NH to the late James E. Smith and Evelyn (Parson) Smith.

JC was a harness horse driver who enjoyed the thrill of racing with over 500 wins, which led to his induction into the Scarborough Downs Hall of Fame. After racing he was a foreman for Cashel Stud Farm in Ocala. He operated a successful lawn care service while being employed by Wal-Mart in Summerfield.  His love of the community was evidenced by the countless number of hours he donated to caring for the building and grounds at the First Baptist Church of Summerfield.

He is survived by his wife of seven years, Barbara Brockway of Summerfield; four children, Donald Smith of Williamsburg, VA, Scott Smith (wife, Sherilyn) of Redwood, NY, Arthur Smith (wife, Michele) of Delray Beach, FL; Christine Durning (husband, Aaron) of Ocklawaha; 17 grandchildren; two brothers, Tom “TD” Smith and Preston “Putt” Smith.  He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Forrest “Woody” Smith.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Summerfield with Pastor Brad Boyd officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial Contributions may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778  Interment will follow at Crum Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at

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Nellie Russell Jones

Nellie Russell Jones, 81, of Ocala passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Estelle’s Hospice House in Ocala.

Nellie R. Jones was a lifetime resident of this area.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Ocala where she was active as a Deaconess, Trustee, an Elder, Women’s Fellowship and the Phoebe Group.

Survivors include her daughters Vivian Jones Menoscal of Middletown, DE and Lori Townsend of Summerfield; son Russell Jones of Lake Mary; brother Richard William Russell of Fruitland Park; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cloys and Hazel Russell; her brother, Keith B. Russell.

A funeral service  were held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, 14550 SE 65th Court, Summerfield, FL, 34491. A visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 pm on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

If you prefer, donations may be made to Estelle’s House, c/o Hospice of Marion County PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

Online condolences may be sent www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Henry Alan Gwin

Henry Alan Gwin, 76, of East Marion, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep with family at his side on Thursday, March 27. He was a third generation resident of East Marion. Alan attended the old East Marion School, Ocala High School, and University of Florida.

After graduating, he spent almost five years traveling thru 50 different countries before returning to Florida, where he met and married Judith Anne Jettner. He enjoyed serving his church as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher and had a real passion for missions. His other interests included traveling, farming, painting and collecting miniature metal toy soldiers, and loving on his grandchildren.

Alan is survived by his two sisters, Millicent Clements and Fonda Haddad, and his loving wife of 48 years, Judy Gwin, his two sons, Justin and his wife Kim, and Chris and his wife Robin, and seven grandchildren; Jessica and her husband Cody, Christopher, Patience, Jackson, Sarah, Faith and Ayden.

Services for Alan will be held Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 am at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church located at 14100 NE Highway 40, Silver Springs, 34488.  Please make a donation to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering through any Southern Baptist Church in his memory.

March 27, 2014

Julian Alvis Cameron

Julian Alvis “Pooch” Cameron, 75, passed from this life Monday, March 24, 2014. Born in Valdosta, GA, he was the son of the late Edwin and Aline (Dowling) Cameron.  Alvis has been a resident of Ocala since 1961 coming from Miami.

He was a massage therapist and owner of Healthwise Therapeutic Massage. He was a man of many talents having been a truck driver, contractor and real estate agent.

Alvis enjoyed fishing, scalloping, family functions and the grandchildren’s many activities. He was most proud of his marriage of 57 years to his wife Laverne (Helton) Cameron and his family. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Paul Cameron.

Alvis leaves his wife Laverne, son, Junior (Marcia) Cameron and grandchildren Trey and Stephanie Cameron all of Ocala, son,  Glenn (Carol) Cameron and grandchildren Courtney and Colton Cameron all of Ocala, daughter, Lavon Cameron of Ocala, sister, Judy (Luther) Hughes of Trenton, FL, many nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws, Joyce (Sonny) Phillips of Belleview and May Dow of Ocala.

The family will receive relatives and friends at a visitation to be held at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview at 10 AM.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Marion County. For on-line sentiments visit www.hiers-baxley.com

March 20, 2014

Orbie Lee Smith

Orbie Lee Smith, 88, of Ocklawaha passed away on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at Estelle’s Hospice House in Ocala.

Survivors include Orbie Louise Loar (Daughter); Leonard Smith Jr. (Son); Marjorie Ellen Smith (Daughter-In-Law); Theresa Louise Brady (Granddaughter); William Henry Collins Jr. (Grandson); Jack Bennett (Grandson); 6 great grandkids Cody Collins, Jake Collins, David Brady, Dillon Brady, Travis Bennett, and Daniel Bennett, 1 great great grandchild Mason Bennett and brother Eugene Hulsey.

Graveside services were held Friday March 14th, 1:00 pm at Moss Bluff Cemetery.

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Emma Jane Ford

Emma  Jane Ford, 69, of Belleview passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Estelle’s Hospice House in Ocala.

Emma Jane Ford was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 19, 1944. As a young women she and her family moved to Florida in 1966.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Doris and Curtis McMahan, Linda Maples and her brother Hobert Cole.

Survivors include Vernon (Sue) Ford (Son), Garry L. Ford (lifetime mate); Belleview, FL and she also has 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Belleview. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with Interment to follow at Belleview Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

March 13, 2014

Betty Mae Johnson

Betty Mae Johnson, 72, of Belleview went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Betty Mae Johnson was born in Antioch, California on December 30, 1941 to Margaret and Harvey Ele. She moved to Belleview, Fl with her family in 1992.

She enjoyed her motorcycle, cars, quilting, making jewelry, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  The love of her life was her Pug dog Starla who won many competitions and was even mentioned in the news several times.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bob Johnson and her sister Roberta Yates.  Survivors include James Johnson (Son); Ocala, FL, Barbara Payne (Sister) of Oregon, Manfred “Bill” Ele (Brother) of Texas, Lois O’Connor (Sister) of Washington, Virginia  Effinger (Sister) of Washington.

A viewing was held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420 on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm. The service was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420 at 10 am with an interment to follow at Belleview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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March 6, 2014

Milton Elmer Hames

Milton Elmer Hames, 89, of Belleview, Florida passed away February 24, 2014 at Legacy House  Ocala, Florida. He was born on May 9, 1924 in Belleview, Florida to Winters and Mary Eleanor Hames.

He was the owner and operator of Belleview Realty.  Mr. Hames was the longest active member of First Baptist Church of Belleview where he was active in the Helping Hands Ministry, and taught Sunday School for the two year olds.

He served in the United States Army during WW II and the Korean War. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for his action in the wars.  He was formerly active in the American Legion, Rotary Club, and the VFW.

Survivors include  his son and daughter in law Milton Jr. and Georgette Hames of Belleview,; brothers Donald  Hames of Belleview; Gene Hames of Summerfield, Dean  Hames of Pedro; and Peek Hames of Belleview; sisters Violet Law of Tye, TX and Mary Ann McIntyre of Belleview; six Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Ruby Nell Hames, daughter Rosemary Hames Stormant, brothers Frank  Hames and Winters B, Hames, parents Winters and Mary Hames.

Funeral services were at 1:00 pm on March 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Belleview with Rev. Ronald S. Walker and Rev. Adam Hammond officiating. Interment will be at Belleview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Belleview Helping Hands Ministry. Condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com

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February 27, 2014

Junius Carl Clemmons, USCG Ret.

In memoriam, Junius Carl Clemmons, age 98, October 18, 1915 – February 16, 2014.  Junius was born in Bolivia, NC, a son of Alfred Wright Clemmons and Virginia Odell Coleman Clemmons.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters.

A 26-year United States Coast Guard veteran, Junius served his country with honor during both World War II and the Korean War. During his service, he was stationed at bases in the U.S. mainland, as well as Hawaii. He retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer telephone technician. Upon retirement, he started his own business as a handyman/carpenter/gardener. He loved to garden and shared an artistic passion for creating ceramics with his wife Louise and together they operated their own studio, complete with kiln.

He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, and was much loved by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Emma Louise Singletary Clemmons. Junius and Louise formerly made their home in Belleview, FL, but more recently resided in residence in East Stroudsburg, PA. He is also survived by his son Junius (Steve) Clemmons, also of East Stroudsburg, PA; two granddaughters, Sabrina Aitchison of Miami, FL, and Stephanie Manella of Pompton Lakes, NJ; two great-grandchildren, Brian T. Clemmons and Eva M. Manella; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including a very special friend, Erma Bishop of Belleview, FL

Junius held the title of Right Worship with the Belleview Masonic Lodge, where he served as chaplain for 19 years, as well as a District Instructor and Worshipful Master.  He received his 55-year pin in 2013. Additionally, he was a Past Grand Royal Patron of the Grand Court of Amaranth. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Weirsdale, Weirsdale, FL, and prior to that he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Summerfield, Summerfield FL, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Services were held on February 26 at 11:00 AM at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ocala, FL, with Pastor Ron Anderson presiding.  The Heaven Bound Singers will offer hymns of praise and representatives of the Masonic Lodge and the Amaranth will also offer their recognition.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, c/o Forest Lawn Cemetery, 5740 South Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34480. Junius also requested a random act of kindness be performed in his name.

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Ruby Lillian Oliver

Ruby Lillian Oliver of Pedro, born December 14th, 1926 passed away in Marion County Hospice House (Sylvia), on October 10, 2013.

Everyone that knew our mom knew her by her middle name “Lillian”. She was a homemaker, a caregiver, and she also worked many years at the old produce packing plant in Belleview call “Belleview Growers”. She boxed up fruit to be shipped so many years her fingers were knotty and crooked! Bless her soul!

Mother never met a stranger. A friend to everyone she met she was loved by all who knew her. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother. She was a life-long member of the Pedro Baptist Church. Oh how she loved her gospel music, Country music and Elvis! If her health had been better, her whole yard and home would have been covered in flowers She loved her flowers the more colorful the better. She enjoyed telling stories of her childhood to her children and grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Her smile and laughter will forever be remembered in our minds and in our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, David Eugene Oliver.

She is survived by their three children; Ken Oliver of Georgia, Lorene Reynolds of Pedro, and Penny Oliver of Pedro; five grandchildren Jennifer Dean of Belleview, Amy Bigi of Pedro, Trapper Reynolds of Pedro, Kim Curey III of Georgia and Vince Oiver of Georgia, also eight great grandchildren.

To the families and friends that knew our mother, thank you for all of your support and kindness during our time of sorrow.

A grave side service was held October 13th at Nichols Cemetery in Oxford. Funeral services were held by Countryside Funeral Home of Anthony.

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February 20, 2014

Robert M. Marsengill

Robert M. Marsengill, 79, of Clayton Georgia, died Monday, February 10th, 2014 at his residence.

He was born February 10, 1935 in Rabun County and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked with his father in his father’s  Radio and TV Shop in Atlanta and took care of his mother. He spent all of his life in Rabun County. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Raymond and Florence Taylor Marsengill; by three brothers; Frank Marsengill and Charles Marsengill, and is survived by four sisters; Rose Hudson (Marshal) of Belleview, FL, and Tiger, GA, Dorothy Skehulski of Watkinsville, GA,  Mary Jones (Steve) of Taylorsville, N.C, and Margaret Gardner (Blair) of Surf City, NC.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 17th, 2014 at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial was in Roane Cemetery.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jacqueline Violet May

Jacqueline Violet May, 82, of , Belleview, Florida passed away February 9, 2014 at Sylvia’s Hospice House Ocala, Florida. She was born on February 27, 1931 in , Crossville, TN to Jack and Mattie  Hyder.

Jacqueline is survived by: Heidi  May (Daughter-in-Law), Steve  May (Son), Kathy Teresa Martin (Daughter) Lisa May / Hew (Daughter)

She was preceded in death by: Robert May and Wade Cagle (Companion).

The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview on February 17 from 6:00 – 7:00. Funeral services were be at Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00 on  at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

 Interment was at Florida National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sylvia’s Hospice House.

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Virginia Gibson

Virginia Gibson, 97, retired Hammond Postmaster died  February 11, 2014 at Tuscany House in Summerfield, FL. Mrs. Gibson was born Virginia Vaughn Smith, December 16, 1923 in Gouverneur, NY, and raised by Pardon and Flosa Streeter Smith of Hammond. She was a graduate of Hammond High School class of 1941 and the Watertown School of Nursing.

She married her high school sweetheart, Vincent, from Hammond on December 11, 1943 in Syracuse, NY by Rev. Douglas Baylis. Vincent Gibson died on August, 2007 and was preceded by her brother Charles Smith, Englewood, Fl, who died April 13, 1981.

Mrs. Gibson leaves two children Suzanne Bulger (Bob), Webster, NY, Patrick Gibson, Sante  Fe, NM; two grandchilden Cindy Fuller, Bradley Bulger and four great grandchildren.

She was active in the Hammond Order of the Eastern Star, Hammond Presbyterian Church organist and the Northern NY Quilters. After retiring from forty years at the Hammond Post Office, Virginia began a second career as Country music bass player and vocalist. Performing with numerous Northern New York musicians, she was a well known performer at many local events and fiddle contests.

There will be no funeral or visiting hours at her request. Mrs. Gibson will be interred at the Fineview Cemetery in a private graveside service held by her family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her behalf to the Hammond Volunteer Fire Department or Hammond Presbyterian Church.

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February 13, 2014

Lillian Baker Tellert

Lillian Baker Tellert, 96, of Summerfield, Florida passed away February 7, 2014 at Sylvia’s Hospice House Ocala, Florida. She was born on July 14, 1917 in New Haven , Connecticut. Formerly of Whispering Pines, N.C. and Guildford Lakes, CT, Lillian moved to Ocala in 2013.

Lillian enjoyed spending time gathered with those she loved and particularly enjoyed playing golf with friends.

Lillian is survived by brother, Edward (Hilda) Stacoffe, Summerfield, FL, and two nieces, Nanette Palmer, Storrs, CT and Patricia Kottage, Earlton, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oswald Tellert.

Lillian will be inturned at Beeverdale Memorial Park in Hamden, CT where she will be reunited with her husband, Oswald.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com

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JoAnn Drwal Day

JoAnn Drwal Day, 66, returned to heaven on December 30, 2013.  She was born October 17, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Leo and Lillian Drwal and was the older sister to Debbie Wine.

JoAnn moved to Belleview when she was nine and lived here the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church where she also worked and volunteered for over twenty years until her retirement.

JoAnn was mother to two daughters; Michelle Ward and the late Kathy Grieger, and grandmother to five grandchildren; David, Carl, Alysha, Amanda and Brianna.

She loved her family and they were always first in her life.  As a Disney fan she enjoyed spending time with her family there.

Services will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on February 21, 2014 at 11:00 am.

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February 6, 2014

Patricia Louise Bieger Garlits

Patricia Louise Bieger Garlits, wife of Legendary Drag Racer, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits for nearly 61 years left this world and went over to the other side to spend eternity with Jesus Christ, this afternoon; February 2nd, at 5:53 pm.

Patricia was born March 27th, 1934 in Covington, Kentucky, to Richard and Vivian Bieger. She had been suffering for many years, from a terminal disease. She passed away quietly at home with her husband, two Daughters, GayLyn Capitano and Donna Garlits, her sister Sharon Keppel and granddaughter Anna Capitano at her side, along with her two little Yorkshire Terriers, Bonnie and Belle. We had Glenn Miller playing in the background, as that was her favorite “Big Band”.

Patricia is survived by her husband; Donald Glenn Garlits, two Daughters; GayLyn Capitano and Donna Louise Garlits, her Son-in-Law; Gregory Ernest Capitano, her five Grandchildren; Kirsten Capitano Watley, Rodney Donald Garlits, Sarah Lyn Smith, Benjamin Gregory Capitano, and Anna Elizabeth Capitano, one Great-Grandchild; Braden Alexander-James Garlits,  Sister; Sharon Faye Keppel, Nephew; Charles Joseph Keppel Jr. and Niece; Sandra Lee Toner, brother-in-law; Edward Lawrence Garlits and Nephews; Edward Lawrence Garlits Jr. and William Dale Garlits, as well as great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Arrangements have been made and a Memorial Service will be at Grace Presbyterian Church, Saturday, February 8th at 2:00 pm, at 2255 SE 38th St., Ocala, FL, 34480, reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to World Vision in Pat’s honor. She loved and supported this organization for over 34 years taking care of the impoverished children of the world.  You can call (888) 511-6519 and give the code# 105429636 to make the donation in Pat’s name.

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Thomas “Crip” Hanna

Mr. Hanna, 52, of Belleview, passed away on January 30, 2014 at his home.

He was born May 20, 1961 in Muskegon, MI.  He was born and raised there and in 1979 he joined the Navy.  After serving 4 years he moved to Belleview, FL where he met his wife Karen of 25 years.  Together they enjoyed many things such as camping, fishing, cruises, bowling and spending time with the kids.  He enjoyed Bow fishing in his free time.

He is survived by his 2 children, Zachary and Brittani; 4 siblings, Mary Kay, Bill, John and Nancy and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A gathering of friends and family will be held February 22, 2014 from 3 to 6 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Belleview.

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Emiliana Sotomayor

Emiliana Sotomayor, 80, has returned home to God. She drew her last breath at 7:10 p.m., Jan. 28, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, friend, who relished life and desired to make the world around her a better place.

She was born in “El Alto del Uvo,” loosely translated to “The Lonely Tree Hill,” near Bogota, Colombia in 1933 and relocated to New York City, U.S. under  the employ of a diplomatic family in 1962, where she met her husband, Enrique Sotomayor in 1964, married in 1966 and began a family life for themselves in 1968.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, John and Alexander Sotomayor, all residents of Ocala.

A devoted homemaker who loved to travel, she had an adventurer’s spirit and pursued creative outlets such as gardening, cooking, floral arrangements, and crafts. Emilia and Enrique moved to Ocala Palms in 2005, where she was active in the community, including teaching Spanish in the Spanish Club, water aerobics, Bible Study and was a devoted member of the Ocala Palms Worship Service.

Devoted to God, during her time in Ocala, she attended services at both Queen of Peace then Blessed Trinity.

A viewing will be held at the downtown location of Roberts Funeral Home, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, on Sun. Feb. 2 from noon – 2 pm. The funeral was held at the same location followed by a procession to her final resting place, The Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, 5050 SW 20th St. Ocala, on Mon. Feb. 3 at 11 am

Everyone who knew her or the family and/or wish to celebrate her life is encouraged to attend.

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January 30, 2014

Gilbert Wesley Johnson

Gilbert Wesley Johnson, 84, passed away on January 18, 2014 at Tuscany House in Summerfield, FL.

Gilbert was born on October 20, 1929 in Erie, PA to Calvin Vern and Clair List Johnson. He attended Columbus Elementary School and Academy High School in Erie, PA.  He married Elizabeth Jane Ester of Waterford, PA on June 11, 1949. They had four children.

In 1950 he joined the U.S. Army and served for four years.  He then began a “fix-it” business, later Johnson Building that he owned and operated for 35 years. He retired at 58 to spend time with Betty because of poor health.  Betty passed on August 20, 2002.

On June 9, 2005 he married E. Anne McGoff. He is survived by his wife, E. Anne Johnson and his children.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4680, Ocala, FL 34478.  Arrangements are in the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL. (352)620-2006

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 Mary (Marcy) Marceline Wagner

Mary Marceline Wagner, 69, better known as Marcy, started the journey of her life in Williamsville, Missouri on June 18, 1944, passed away on January 23, 2014.

Marcy was a mother, daughter, sister, granny, friend, songwriter, and problem solver. She was a master of thread arts, an avid book reader, a professional seamstress and porcelain doll maker, a party goer and, according to her children, the best cook and fudge maker.

Marcy had a wonderful sense of humor, she was always ready for a new adventure. Her colorful and sparkling personality was loved by all.

Children lovingly left behind: Billie Jo Benedict of High Springs, Florida, Tony Ray Benedict of Elkhart, Indiana, Scott E. Benedict of New York, and Denise E. Benedict of Elkhart, Indiana. Marcy is also survived by her siblings: Betty H. James of Texas, Thomas G. Wagner of Florida, Audrey Butler of Virginia, Lena Rosas of Texas, John W. Wagner of Indiana, Wanda G. Wagner of Indiana, and Don W. Wagner of Michigan, ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and her daughter, Sherrie Lee Benedict (01-22-1974).

There will be a Celebration of Life in the High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, 40 NW First Avenue, High Springs on February 8, 2014, at 1:00 pm.

In Lieu of flowers, the family respectively requests memorial contributions be made in Marcy’s name to: The High Springs New Century Woman’s Club. PO Box 1154, High Springs, Florida 32655.

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 Anna P. Brown

Anna P. Brown, 81, Summerfield, loving wife and mother, died January 20, 2014 at TimberRidge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Ocala.

 She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Richard Brown, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Brown; son-in-law, Ken Stuart; grandchildren, Richard, James and Jessica Stuart, Luke Brown and Kelly Cirioni and 8 great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brown and daughter, Sandra Stuart.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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January 23, 2014

Jon Oliver

Jon Oliver, 44, passed away at home January 2, 2014.  He was born November 3rd, 1969 in Ocala, Florida.  He spent his entire life in the Ocala area. In 1992 he married his High School Sweetheart Lory. They have three children: Kayla, Miranda and Lee.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all being with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife Lory and his three children; mother, Frankie Smith; father, Hubert Oliver; sister, Kelly (Greg) Snodgrass and brother, Steve Oliver.  He also has an extensive extended family.

A viewing was held Monday, January 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 5946 SE Robinson Road Belleview, FL 34420. A service was held Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11 am at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, Fl 34470 with burial to follow at Belleview Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to www.hiers-baxley.com

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 Sharon Chewning

Sharon Chewning, 66, of Belleview went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2014.  She was born July 13, 1947 in Washington D.C. She lived in Bowie, MD 30 years until retirement when she moved to Florida. In 1971 she married Neal and together they raised three children.

She was always proud of her work with ITT/ Worldcom.  She loved volunteering, helping all children especially her own, growing roses and most of all spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her loving husband; Neal, sons; John(Susan)Chewning, Neal II, and Dean.  She also has three brothers; Alfred M. Purcell, Phillip Purcell and Paul V. Purcell; four grandchildren, Beau, Gage, Hailey and Dakota.  And her favorite dog Daisy.

A gathering will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Belleview with a short service at 7:00 pm.

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Suzanne Lowery

Suzanne Lowery, 72, of Summerfield passed away on January 11, 2014. She was born August 10, 1941 in Evansville, Indiana. She was the oldest of two children.  As a young child she moved to Florida where she spent the rest of her life.

She married Charles Lowery in 1966 and together they raised their son Steven.  The family moved to Marion County in 1977 and raised citrus. She was a devoted housewife and mother with interests in painting, crafts and reading.

She is preceded in death by loving husband Charles who passed in 2012. She is survived by son, Steven; sister, Vicki Scavia and grandsons, William and Chance Lowery.

A memorial service will be held January 25, 2014 starting at 2 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Belleview.  Send condolences to

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Rev. Charles Wesley McCleery

The Rev. Charles Wesley McCleery, 73, of Summerfield, died Monday afternoon, January 13, 2014, at Ocala Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 12, 1940 in Van, Pa., son of the late Rev. Marshall and Lovedy McCleery.  He married Lela Belle Ginter on Aug. 19, 1967.  He was a 1958 graduate of Titusville High School in Titusville, PA. and a 1962 graduate of God’s Bible School in Cincinnati, OH, earning a BA degree in Greek and Religion.

In 1958, he and several others banded together to organize the Evangelical Wesleyan Church of North America. He pastored numerous churches in north western PA and NY.

Through the years, Rev. McCleery served in several other capacities. He was an instructor and president of Adirondack Bible College in Northville, NY, an instructor at John Fletcher Bible College in Axtell, NE, and administrator of Corry Area Christian School in Corry, PA.

In 1988, he was ordained priest in the United Episcopal Church of North America.  He served as priest at St. James Anglican Catholic Church in Erie, PA, and most recently as rector at The Church of the Resurrection Anglican Catholic Church in Ocala, FL.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick W. McCleery and wife, Jessica of Ocala, FL. and Michael W. McCleery and wife Rebecca of Kissimmee, FL.; a daughter, Suzanne L. Wyland and husband Keith, of Ocala, FL.; eight grandsons; a brother, George H. McCleery and wife Cheryl of Northville, NY; a sister Carolyn M. Sperl of Williamsville, NY, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Darla Leigh McCleery.
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January 16, 2014

WANDA KOSOY WILTSHIRE

Wanda Kosoy Wiltshire was the widow of Robert Edward Wiltshire.

Wanda is survived by her children, Robert, Terry, Karen, and Ardel; Step-children, Nicci, Dewey, and Candy; grandchildren, Sean, Ben, Aaron, Ashley, Jessica, Ruthie, Anthony, Erin, Autumm, Whitney, and Amber; great grandchild, Alex and best friend, Peachie.

Wanda’s warm and happy demeanor brought love to any room. She projected leadership by providing helpful and loving guidance to others around her. Her love of Art and Culture impacted our family more than any principle. It has made us a family of independent thinkers.

We say farewell for now by trusting God’s wisdom and might.

He chose to take from us your light.

We know it will be alright for you are forever more with us all the day and night.

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Esther “Ilene” Ross

Esther “Ilene” Ross, 79, of Belleview, Florida passed away peacefully January 9, 2014 in Belleview surrounded by her family and caregivers.

Ilene was born June 17, 1934 in Auxier, Kentucky to Irvin and Evelyn (Horne) Music, and was the middle child of seven children. The Music family moved to Florida when Ilene was 9 years old. Ilene graduated from Summerfield High School and retired from the Marion County Public School System, having worked 25 years at Belleview Elementary School as a Teachers’ Aide. She was a long time member of Summerfield Baptist Church and was active in many areas of service before her illness. She was completely devoted to her family and friends, often telling them “you are my life”.

Ilene is survived by her son, Stanley (Jill) Ross of Belleview, daughters, Vicki (Slade) Fleiner of Belleview; Linda (Dennis) Stevenson of Belleview, grandsons Chad (Angela) Scroble of Belleview, Michael (Athena) Ross of Lake Panasofkee, granddaughters Courtney (Jahare) Voges of Belleview, Jessica (Christopher) Jewell of Belleview, Jordan McKown of Weirsdale, and four great-grandchildren, Johnny, Jesse, Atlys and Levi; brothers Billy Music of Inverness, Bobby Music of Belleview, Randall Music of Cross City; and sister Nina Cook Stuewe of Ft. McCoy. Ilene is also survived by her loving, long-time companion Carl Perry Jr. of Pedro. Ilene is predeceased by her parents, her husband Jessie “Ed” Ross and sisters Midge Stone, and Laura Davis

The family would like to thank Carl for his faithful dedication to Ilene throughout her health, and more importantly throughout her illness. We would also like to thank Jimmie Mason and Barbara (Bobbie) Budden for the loving, tireless and committed care of our mother over the last year. Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice for their care and support over the last two months.

The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 5946 SE Robinson Road Belleview, Sunday, January 12th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Funeral services began at 2:00 pm. The funeral was conducted by Pastor Danny Giltner of Community Harvest Baptist Church. Private interment was conducted at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Summerfield Baptist Church, Community Harvest Baptist Church, or to Gentiva Hospice.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

January 9, 2014

GAYE ANNE ALEXANDER

Gaye Anne Alexander, 64, of Belleview, passed away on January 6, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Syracuse, NY, and relocated to Belleview in 1978. She was a retired Customer Service Manager. Gaye was a member of the Catholic faith.

Her hobbies include playing poker, cooking, baking, and traveling. Gaye had many
friends and was known to many as Mom. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her father, Charles Michel, Belleview, FL; companion of
20 plus years, Craig Schwinabart, Belleview, FL; four sons, Thomas M. Sweeting,
Ocala, FL; Joseph “Fish” Sweeting, Belleview, FL; Davey Sweeting, Belleview, FL; David
Schwinabart, Watertown, NY; three daughters, Suzanne Sweeting,Belleview, FL;
Jennifer Schwinabart, Ocala, FL; Diane Amendola, Alachua, FL; two brothers
Dan Michel, Baldwinsville, NY; Mike Michel, KY; sister, Sally Michel,Belleview, FL;
sixteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter; dear friend of 45 years, Barbara
Piercy,Belleview, FL; her two birds, Max and Jacks, and hergrand-dogs, Bam Bam,
Maggie and Daisy.

Visitation for Ms. Alexander will be held Friday, January10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview. A funeral service will
immediately follow the visitation at 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services – Belleview.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red
Cross in Gaye’s memory.

December 5, 2013

Hugh Charlton Perry II

Hugh Charlton Perry II, born in Ocala, Florida, died Friday, November 29, 2013 in Austin, Texas, his home since 1971.  He was 72.  His parents were Hugh Charlton Perry and Elizabeth Waters Perry Moody.  He was the great-great grandson of one of Florida’s founding families, Peter Boyer Perry and wife Elizabeth Duke.

Hugh was a graduate of the University of Florida and was a residential homebuilder in Austin, Texas since 1977.  He was a United States Army veteran.  Hugh was a devoted husband and father and was involved in youth activities for both of his sons.

Hugh was an accomplished athlete, excelling in football, baseball, and tennis and in later years rowing.  He was a long-time member of the Austin Rowing Club, having served many terms on the Board of Directors, including terms as president and boathouse operations director.  According to the ARC president, Kourtney de Haas, “Hugh’s tall figure, complete with tool belt and circular saw, led many construction projects at ARC…”  Hugh was proud of his accomplishment of building the boathouse for the Texas Rowing Center.

An avid University of Florida Gator fan, Hugh was a lifetime member of the University of Florida Alumni Association, as well as a local supporter of the Lone Star Gator Club.

He loved animals, domestic and wild. Many stray cats and dogs found a loving home with the Perry’s.

Hugh is predeceased by parents, Hugh Charlton Perry and Elizabeth Waters Perry Moody, and sister, Jan Blanchard. Hugh is survived by wife of 48 years, Peggy Williams Perry, son Hugh Charlton Perry III (Courtney) and their son Benjamin Ellison; and son Roger Farthing Perry, all from Austin, Texas; sister, Charleen Yarborough (James “Buddy”) of Belleview, Florida; nephew Spencer Yarborough (fiancée Karey Carlton) of Melbourne, Florida; niece Leigh McCullough (Bob) and their daughter Sydney of Buford, Georgia; brother-in-law Robert Blanchard of Raleigh, North Carolina, his son Walker Blanchard of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and his daughter Martha Carr (John) and their children Kaycee and Jack, all of Point Cook, Australia.  He is survived by stepsister Virginia Moody Gwaltney (Joe) and their son, Jeff Gwaltney, and their daughter, Jennifer Griffiths (Dave) and her daughters Jordyn and Emily, all of Belleview, Florida.  Sister-in-law Jane Williams (Jackie) and their children, Kelly and Amy, all of Clinton, Tennessee.  Extended family, Virginia Mann Sigman (Tom), of Ocala, Florida and their son Dwayne of Jacksonville, Florida and a daughter Karen Pinner and her daughter Jenny of Palatka, Florida.

Interment will be December 5, 11:00 am at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 5740 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, FL, 34480.  A gathering in Celebration of Life including lunch will follow service at The Elks Club, 702 NE 25th Avenue, Ocala 34470. A memorial service will be held in Austin, TX on December 14, 1:00 am at St. Stephens Episcopal School Chapel, 6500 St. Stephens Drive, Austin TX, 78746, reception to follow.  For info and possible updates on either service, please check the Weed-Corley-Fish website (www.wcfish.com).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emancipet, Austin Wildlife Rescue, or charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 – (512) 452-8811

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Harold Ernest Seagert

Harold Ernest Seagert, Sr., 76, Summerfield, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Pastor Seagert born October 1, 1937 in Monroe, Michigan, the son of Amiel Albert and Sophia Dorothy (Corts) Seagert.

He served in the National Guard and was retired from the Assembly of God Ministry. He moved to Summerfield in 1999 from Stone Mountain, GA and was a member of the Oxford Assembly of God Church.

He was very mechanically minded and had a home improvement business in GA. He enjoyed being a HAMM Radio Operator and wood working.

Survivors include loving wife of 57 years, Laura Lee; sons, Harold Ernest (Kellie) Seagert, Jr. and Loren Lee (Iris) Seagert both of Deland; daughter Angel Grace (John) Herman of Summerfield along with four grandchildren.

For those wishing memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Assembly of God Church, building fund, PO Box 9, Oxford, FL 34484. Online condolences may be shared by visiting

www.bankspagetheus.com

Arrangement are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Esther Monington Tuman Schomp

Esther Monington Tuman Schomp, 86, of Ocala, Florida passed away on November 16, 2013 at Sylvia’s House Hospice.

A devoted wife, beloved mother and grandmother, loyal and compassionate friend, she left a huge legacy of love, thoughtfulness, humor and wisdom.

Esther was born December 2nd, 1926 in Damascus, PA to Leary and Myrtle Monington and was one of eight children. She moved to Ocala in 1958. She reluctantly retired her position as a clerical assistant at Lake Weir Middle School at age 75. She was previously employed as a telephone operator and an insurance representative.

She was happiest when she was doing something for others and cherished her family and friends. She was a volunteer for Operation Shoebox for several years and an avid participant in a Bunco Club for 15 years. She will be remembered for her kindness, wit and the pleasure she derived from her large family.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Hugh A. Schomp; four sons John Tuman (Nancy) of Belleview, Michael Tuman and  Richard Tuman (Cathy) of Ocala and Hugh A. Schomp of Weirsdale; three daughters, Janet Selby (Darwin) of Belleview, Margery Shipp (Robert) and Kathleen Peavy (Allen) both of Ocala; stepdaughters Holly Osborne (Urban) and Stacey Burns (Bill) both of West Virginia and a sister Veramae Belknap of Honesdale, PA; 27 grandchildren’ 46 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The family invites all those who wish to honor her to a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 NE Jacksonville Road, Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

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Estelle L. Clark

Estelle Clark joined her Lord and Savior on Nov. 25, 2013 in Ocala, FL. Born on June 7, 1927 in Newburgh, NY; she spent many years in the Kingston/Port Ewen, NY area after meeting her husband, William, dedicating her time as a homemaker to her loving family.

Throughout her life, Estelle was devoted to her faith and continued to exemplify that after moving to Florida by being an active member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, the choir, and her working with various charities. In addition, she belonged to the American Legion Post # 284 and the Columbiettes. Estelle enjoyed cooking, reading the Bible, her collection of angels and spending time with the large circle of people in her life.

She is survived by daughter, Debra and son-in-law Jim Clark-Rosa of Ocala, FL and son, William Jr., daughter-in-law Tiana Clark of New Paltz, NY; and beloved dog, Cece. Preceded in death by her late husband, William, Sr. Funeral mass will be held on December 6, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a charity close to her heart; she kept a photo album of all the children she helped throughout the years. Inturnment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements entrusted with Hiets-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL.

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November 21, 2013

ROBERT JAMES PATRICK

Robert James Patrick, was born October 29, 1933 in Allentown, Pennsylvania; died November 16, 2013 in Ocala, Florida.  He faithfully served our country in the US Air Force.  His first profession was PGA Golf Professional and Club Manager. Bob had many business ventures including restaurants, night clubs, construction, carpeting, and tires.  Lastly he was the administrator and member of Spirit Life Church; and was a counselor for the Bill Glass Prison Ministry.

  He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, June; daughters, Gail Perinchief, and Debra Perkins; grandchildren, Ricky Perinchief, Kristen Kennedy, Tyler Swift, and Cassidy Perkins; and great-grandson, Cole Kennedy

.  Memorial service will be at NOW Church (formerly Spirit Life Church), Highway 441, Ocala, FL, Monday, November 25, 2013 7:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to  HYPERLINK “http://www.heartsmilefoundation.com” www.heartsmilefoundation.com.   Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, Belleview.

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Eileen Rose Kent

Eileen Rose Kent, 93, of Ocala, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

She was born to the late Joseph and Nellie Fitzpatrick, Nov. 19, 1919, in Ottawa, Canada. Eileen was an Executive Secretary in the Canadian Government. She married the late Nelson Cousins in 1938, and they lived together in Ottawa, Canada. After Nelson’s death, she was remarried to Charles Kent in 1950 and together they relocated to the Ocala, FL area in 1965.

Eileen grew up in a family that lived in poverty during the great depression. As she was the oldest of 8 children, she was given great family responsibility. By the age of sixteen she worked hard to help support her parents and seven siblings. She continued to support this extended family as well as her two children after becoming a widow at the age of twenty-six.

Eileen was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was loving, and emphasized education and is credited for rising her family up from poverty to become professionals in today’s workforce.

Eileen was an active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Belleview. She was a member of the Daughters of the King and was a philanthropist to many charities.

Eileen is survived by daughter, Beverley McGee of Ocala, FL, sister Joyce Halden of Ottawa Canada, three grandchildren: Robert Cousins of Ottawa, Canada, Karen Slazinski, of Orlando FL, and Mike McGee, of Atlanta, GA. and three great-grandchildren, Jarrod and Lauren Abernathy of Orlando, and Ava McGee of Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Belleview or Hospice of Marion County.

A church service were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday (11/15/13) at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Belleview. Burial at Good Shepard Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Arrangements under the care Roberts Downtown Chapel, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34471

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November 14, 2013

Ronald Lee Amerine

Mr. Amerine, 76, of Belleview,  passed away i on October 24, 2013 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida.

Ron was born on July 24, 1937 in Lawrence, Kansas to his parents Carl and Ruth Amerine.  He attended Buck Creek School and Lawrence High School.  He served in the United States Air Force. He married his high school sweetheart, Carole (Snow) von Knorring on August 8, 1970.

He worked in law enforcement as a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy and as a Sergeant for the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department from 1967 to 1970.   He also worked in sales, construction, and soil conservation.

Ron was very active in the American Legion Post #284 in Belleview, Florida; becoming the Post Commander.

Survivors include his son, Brett, Belleview, Florida and granddaughter, Mckenzie Edmonds, Lawrence, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Carole.

A memorial service was held at American Legion Post #284, 5515 SE 109th Street, Belleview, Florida on  Sunday, November 10 at 1:00p.m.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made in Ron’s memory to the American Legion Post #284, 5515 S.E. 109th Street, Belleview, FL  34421.

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Alan John Dorey

God saw Alan was getting tired and a cure was not to be, He put his arms around Alan and whispered, “Come With Me.”

Alan John Dorey, 77, born in Lexington, Massachusetts, formerly of Owego, NY, of Belleview, FL, peacefully joined Jesus on Sunday morning, November 10 2013 surrounded by family and friends.

He was predeceased by parents, Alan and Catherine Dorey; his in-laws, Jacob and Marguerite Livengood,  mother of his children, Gene Volk and one grandson, Sean Feree.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Patricia and five children: Michelle (Jack) Greenlee, Barbara (Bob) Smith, David (Danelle) Dorey, Kevin Dorey and Mark Dorey; grandchildren: Jamie, Rachel, Danielle, Joseph, Jennifer and Kristin; great-grandchildren: Cameron, Olivia, Roger, Kyara, Caity, Kade, Wesley and Ali; brother, Alexander James (Robin); and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Nikki Schreiner, a very special Church family and many, many wonderful friends.

Alan served in the Korean Conflict. He retired after 30 years from IBM Federal Systems Divisions in Owego, NY and was employed by Tier Heating/Oil, Johnson City Police Dept., Tioga County sheriff’s Dept. and Owego Police Dept., all of NY. He was employed by Guardsmark Security in FL. Alan was a former member of the Owego United Methodist Church transferring to Belleview United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees/boards for both congregations. He was a member of the Belleview Noon Lions Club, DAV Chapter #85 in Belleview, Family Motor Coach Association, American Legion and more.

Services will be held Thursday, November 14th, 1:00 pm at Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 Brown Road (across from Belleview Elementary School) with Pastor Debbie Allen officiating. Burial will be at the family’s convenience at a later date in Bushnell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Belleview United Methodist Church, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #85 in Belleview, Hospice of Marion County or the charity of your choice.

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Mollie Bruno

Mollie Bruno, 98, died November 1, 2013. Mrs. Bruno was born September 22, 1915 in New Haven, CT. Mollie moved to Summerfield, FL in 2010 to live with her son and daughter in-law.

She was preceded by her husband of 50 years, Edmund Bruno. Survivors include her son Leonard and daughter in-law Linda, Summerfield, FL; son Ronald and daughter in-law Lolanda, North Haven, CT.; Her sister Dora DiBenedetto, Hamden, CT.; seven grandchildren and six great grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, or to Hospice of Marion County, FL.

Private graveside services and burial were held in Beaverdale Memorial Park in Hamden CT. Arrangements under the care of Roberts Downtown Chapel, 606 SW 2nd Avenue, Ocala, Fl 34471.

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Frank Charles Kash, Sr.

Frank Charles Kash, Sr., 81, of Ocala passed away November 11, 2013.  He came to this area in 1955 from, Long Island, New York.

He was a US Air Force Veteran and retired Supervisor for the City of Ocala.

He was a great husband and father and is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol; sons, Frank Jr., Larry and his wife Susan and Roger; brother, Walter; sister, Loretta and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala 732-9944.

A condolence message can be left at www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

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November 7, 2013

Jetti S. Smith

Jetti S. Smith of Silver Springs FL, took wings to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2013, in Ocala. Born August 12, 1917 to Hadd and Fannie (Rising) Singletary in Bladenboro, NC. She along with her family, were farmers and a resident of Highlands County since 1961.

She loved to sew, crochet and enjoyed making candy. She was one that couldn’t sit still and always going somewhere.

She loved her Church, friends and family and never met a stranger.

Jetti is survived by her children Jimmie (Elsie) Smith, Lorida, Fl; Eugenia (Dr. Elvin) Boldes, Ocala, Fl; Trudy (Richard) Smith Baker, St. Petersburg, Fl; Sister Bobbie Pait, Bladenboro, NC; Seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services Friday Nov.8th, 1:00 pm, Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fl., with Pastor Ashley Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Bassinger Cemetery. Visitation, Thursday, November 7th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home.

There will be a memorial service to honor the flight of Ms Jetti to be with her Lord and Savior. All friends are invited to join in this celebration of her life.

Friday, November 15th, 7:00 pm, New Vision Baptist Church, 10461 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala (front of Lake Weir High School), where she was a member and loved by all

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October 24, 2013

Mary J. Lanzillotti

Mary J. Lanzillotti passed away October 14, 2013 in Ocala, FL after a long illness, at the age of 77 years.

She was born in Ware, MA to Jerry and Elvida Laraia.  Mary graduated from Veneri Academy in Worcester, MA and worked at Rand Whitney and Elder Home Care.

She moved to Florida in 1987 and worked for the Department of Revenue for the State of Florida. Her and her husband took numerous cruises over the years, in addition to traveling all of the USA.

She was married to the love of her life, partner, and friend of 57 years, Anthony J. Lanzillotti of Ocala, FL; son Leonard (Linda) of Ocklawaha, FL; grandson, Leonard Jr., of Ocklawaha; granddaughter, Vanessa of Shrewsbury, MA; great-grandson, Jayden of St. Mary, GA; great-granddaughter, Tabatha; sister, Geraldine Pisargyk in Brookfield, MA; several nieces and nephews; sister in laws in MA, Margaret Desantis and Joane (Andrew) Kozak of Shrewsbury, MA; brother in law, Robert (Karen) Lanzillotti of Webster, MA, Domenic Lanzillotti of Shrewsbury, MA. She was preceded in death by son, Anthony J. Lanzillotti, Jr.

Funeral mass was held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL. Memorial contributions may be given to Estelle’s House/Hospice of Marion County, FL.

Entombment was at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL.

Sentiments left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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October 10, 2013

KENNETH SMITH

Kenneth Smith, 86, of, Belleview, died October 7, 2013 at their residence in Belleview. He was born on October 4, 1927 in, Statesboro, GA to Frank and Lucile (Moore) Smith. He moved to this area from Miami in 1996. He was of Methodist faith and worked in heavy duty truck sales. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving as a Captain during WW II and Korea.

Mr. Smith enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking and canoeing. He was a member of Ogeechee Masonic Lodge #213 F. & A. M., Statesboro, GA since September 21, 1949. He was active in Boy Scouting since 1939, as a boy and as an adult, becoming an Eagle Scout and was a Silver Beaver recipient. He served 40 years as a Scout Master. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #284, lifetime member of the Marine Corps League, and longtime member of the Florida Trail Association.

His special accomplishments include serving as a Radar Intercept officer, Captain in Marine Corps Reserve. At the age of 68 he climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest, 18,192 feet. He celebrated his 80th birthday by hiking across Florida from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico leading 5 other hikers 80 or above. In 2009 he was Citizen of the City for Belleview, Florida, Citizen of the State Award for Florida and received the Governor’s Point of Light Award presented by Governor Charlie Crist. The City of Belleview recognized his dedication with the “Kenneth Smith Nature Trail” in 2011.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Barker, Belleview; sons, Kenneth M. Smith, Hampton, VA, Phillip C. Smith, Loxahatchee, FL and Eric R. Smith, Carlisle, PA; daughter, Nancy Kay Smith, Belleview; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Crumbley, Macon GA and Jane Nipper, Cordelle, GA.

He was preceded in death by Paul Franklin Smith, son.

We will take one last trip down Kenneth’s trail of life at 10am on October 25, 2013 at Hiers Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd Belleview. There will be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the memorial experience.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Marion County PO Box 4860 Ocala, FL 34480 or a charity of your choice.

Thank you for your support.

Online condolences may be left at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Bette Lee Johnston

Bette Lee Johnston, 92, of Belleview, Florida passed away September 28, 2013 at Hawthorne Villages in Ocala, FL. She was born on April 24, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Leon and Pauline Baker.  She married Paul S. Johnston on January 22, 1942 in Albany, Georgia.  Mr. Johnston passed away February 27, 1985.  Her son Mark passed away on November 27, 1987.  Bette is survived by her granddaughter Heather Johnston Whaley; Belleview, FL.

A funeral will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, October 4, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview with a gathering of family and friends one half hour prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Largo City Cemetery, 1232 Jasper Street Largo, FL

October 3, 2013

Eben Smith

Born October 2, 1930 in Monroe, NH; died September 25, 2013 in Belleview, FL.

He faithfully served our country while in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Smith was of the Christian Church of Belleview. He enjoyed playing card and table games.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary of Belleview, FL; brother, Charles R. of Bolton, CT; niece, Diane Massey of Massachusetts; cousins; nieces and nephews; and friends.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 11 am at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

Memorial contributions may be given to the church.  Graveside inurnment will be held at a later date at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Sentiments may be left online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.hiers-baxley.com”

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Lorene Mills

Lorene Mills, 83 years of age, passed away in Sanford, Florida. She was formerly a resident of Belleview, Florida. She was born in Lakeland, Florida in September 1929 to John and Beulah Bethea.

She was a former member of the First Assembly of God of Belleview. She was also a former employee of the Bank of Belleview for years. Lorene loved to play the piano, organ and sing in the choir throughout her life at church.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Gladys Prevatt, a former employee of Belleview Police Department and grandson, Brett Prevatt of Lake Weir High School and four great-grandchildren, Braeden, Dylan, Colton and Alana; and numerous Bethea family members of Central Florida.

She will be laid to rest at the Tavares Cemetery in Tavares, Florida on October 13, 2013 at 11 am with a grave site service and followed with a celebration of life gathering at Wooten Park downtown Tavares.

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Linda Sue Burbank

Linda was born August 30, 1935, Hardin County, TN and passed into life eternal on September 30, 2013 in Leesburg, FL. An active member of Freedom Church in Fruitland Park, her faith was at the core of her daily life.

Raised in Itawamba County, Mississippi, Linda made Central Florida  home for more than 50 years. She and Dr. L.D. Burbank celebrated 41 years of marriage before his 1994 passing. Raising the family in Leesburg, she offered friendship and love to those she knew and cared for. Nurturing her family, gardens, and home was her greatest joy.

The children she leaves behind include sons, Don (Judy) and Mark (Debbie), daughters Leanne Burbank-Embry, and Laurie James (Jerry). God blessed her with 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be held Friday, October 4, 2013, 12 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services The Villages, with visitation one hour prior. Private graveside service will be at Pine Level Cemetery, Oxford, FL.

Memorial gifts in Linda’s name can be made to one of the charitable organizations she supported, including Oxfam, Operation Shoebox, and My Stuff Bags.

Sentiments may be left online www.hiers-baxley.com

September 26, 2013Frederick Wilson

Frederick Wilson was born December 24, 1940 in Youngstown, OH; died September 21, 2013 in The Villages, FL.

He was a graduate from Struthers High School. He faithfully served our country in the US Army. Fred retired in 2001 from General Motors in Lordstown, OH, after 30 years of service. He was also an avid golfer and sports fan.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Amelia “Amy” Wilson of The Villages, FL; sister, Alice Evans of The Villages, FL.

Private grave side service was held on Wed., Sept. 25, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.    Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

September 19, 2013

Robert Earl Brown

Robert Earl Brown, 66, of Belleview, Florida passed away September 13, 2013 at 5814 SE Drew Road  Belleview, Florida. He was born on January 4, 1947 in, Michigan to Claude and Nell (Watson) Brown. He was born in Michigan and moved to this area 65 years ago.  He retired in 1988 as the Public Works Director for the City of Belleview.

Robert is survived by: Wife Paula  Brown, Belleview, FL, Daughter Holly Brown of Baraboo, WI; son Milton (Linda) Sheen of St. Petersburg, FL, daughter Tara (Tommy) Graham of Oxford, FL; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and 4 brother and sisters

He was preceded in death by his parents Claude  and Nell  Brown

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Also see

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Jacqueline Kay Hubbard

Jacqueline Kay Hubbard, 51, passed away Saturday at her Summerfield, Fla., home surrounded by her family.

Born to Jim and Judy Fielder, Oct. 11, 1961, Jackie was raised by her father and grandparents Ruth and Wallace Whiting in Tecumseh, Mich., after the loss of her mother at age 5. She met her soul mate, Tom Hubbard, at Onsted High School, where they graduated in 1979.  They married in 1980 at St. Joseph Shrine and made their home in Summerfield in 1981. Tom and Jackie ran several businesses together throughout their marriage:  Honey Packaging, Hubbard’s Driving Range, and TJ Hubbard Co. The family now makes and delivers ice as Paradise Ice, Inc.

Mother to five, Jackie was “Mom” to countless. With open arms and warm heart, she welcomed everyone from all walks of life in her home. She is survived by her husband Tom, children Kay Rice (Bill), Kim Gemkow (Thomas), Rob, Mike and Abbie; her grandchildren Jacob and Evan Gemkow; her sisters Jody Fielder, Jennifer Mapes, Jill Kull, Tammie King, and uncle Bill Whiting (Susan).

Of all her jobs, Jackie loved motherhood most.  She attended every single class award ceremony, tee ball, softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer game and swim meet.  She was active in the PTO when the children were in elementary school and band boosters when they entered high school, serving as treasurer of both organizations.  When she wasn’t chaperoning field trips and band performances, she was seen smiling in the crowd.

The community benefited from Jackie’s talents, strength, and boundless energy. She was a member of Belleview Jaycees and the Belleview Chamber of Commerce, where the Christmas parade was her pet project. She recently served as the First Lady of the Ocala Shrine Club.  Jackie never left a project without lending a helping hand.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at The Barn at 13837 SE 80 Ave. Summerfield, where Jackie enjoyed many of her days. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged for Ocala Shrine Club and Hospice of Marion County.
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September 12, 2013

Harold David Blackmon

Harold David Blackmon, 65, of Belleview , Florida  passed away September 5, 2013  at Lady Lake Specialty Care  Lady Lake , Florida.

He was born on December 27, 1947 in Ocala, Florida to Doyle and Naomi (Stoops ) Blackmon and was a lifetime resident of Belleview. Harold was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview and was a purchasing agent in the mobile home industry.

Harold is survived by his wife of 32 years, Betty Jean Blackmon, Belleview; sons, Kenneth Blackmon, Summerfield and Kevin Blackmon, Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Rebecca Mozell, Ft. Polk, LA and Kristopher Blackmon, Summerfield; three great-grandchildren, Laila, Zaila, and Shaila Mozell, Ft. Polk, LA, and brother, John Oral Blackmon, Summerfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Naomi Blackmon.

The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road  on Monday, 09/09/2013  from 9:00 am  –  10:00 am.  Graveside services were at Crum Cemetery, Summerfield on following visitation at 11:00 am..

Online condolences sent at

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Shirley Francis Blair

Shirley Frances Blair, 73, passed from this life, Friday, August 30, 2013. Born in Alton, IL Shirley moved to Florida in 1964 and moved to Marion county in 1977.

She was always a hard worker and was a cook at several fine restaurant’s and worked two or more jobs to support her children She enjoyed listening to music and loved a wide range of music and artists from the 50’s,to the 80’s. Her favorite hobby was crocheting.

She married the love her life John Blair 34 years ago and loved him dearly. She was most proud of her children. And loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley leaves her husband, John, daughter, Renee Lafave of Daytona Beach, son, Doug Lobmaster of Ocklawaha, four grandchildren, Michael Perhealth, DJ Lobmaster, Amy Lobmaster, Kaitlin Tidwell and three great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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September 5, 2013

Dennis “Mike” Cauthen

Dennis “Mike” Cauthen, 57, of Sparr, passed away, surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home Monday, September 2, 2013. He was born to James and Rose Cauthen in Ocala, FL.

Mike was the proud owner of DMC Industries. He was actively involved in his trade, serving as past president of Florida Association of Electrical Contractors (FAEC), Florida Electrical Association (FEA), and North Central Florida Water Well Association (NCFWWA). Mike was also part of the legislative committee for the electric industry in Tallahassee.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, and wife of 39 years, Dianne Cauthen; son, Benjamin (Jennifer) Cauthen, of Ocala; daughter, Rabecca (Dale) Hall, of Sparr; grandson, Grady Hall; sister, Elaine Page, of Sparr; brother, Jerry (Karen) Cauthen, of Sparr; brother, Greg (Diana) Cauthen, of Sparr; sister, Susan Adams, of Ocala; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a celebration of Mike’s life Friday, 9/6 at Sparr Baptist Church on Hwy 329 in Sparr.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Florida Electric Association 255 SW 96 Lane Ocala Fl 34476 for a scholarship fund in the name of Mike Cauthen. Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

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Mary K. Marshall

Mary  K. Marshall,  93, of Belleview, Florida  passed away September 1, 2013  at Tuscany House  Summerfield, Florida. She was born on July 22, 1920  in Alexandria, Virginia. Mary came to Belleview from Virginia in 1972.She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking. Mary was a very active member of her church, Southwest Christian Church of Ocala. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 284 Auxillary.

Mary  is survived by her five step-children, Curt Marshall, Tampa, FL; Byron Marshall, Cleona, PA; Wanda Myers, Horseheads, NY; Dale Marshall, Huntersville, NC; Cheryl Marshall, Summerfield, FL; nephew, Wally Bradford, of Maryland;  six step-grandchildren and 14 great step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Bradford and her second husband, George Marshall.

The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services -Belleview  on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Belleview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Marion County. Sentiments may be left online at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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WilliaM Alan “Bill” BailLy

William Alan “Bill” Bailly, 74, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages. He was born on June 13, 1939 in Durango, Colorado.

He served 4 years in the Air Force mainly stationed in Japan. He received his BA from Ft. Lewis College in Durango and a Master’s Degree from Colorado State University. After a brief teaching career, he went to work in Intelligence with the Justice Dept in Washington, D.C. and later with the Miami Strike Force.  In 1977, he went to work for Miami Dade County in the Organized Crime Bureau serving as their first Civilian Intelligence Analyst.  He retired from Miami Dade Police in 2001 and moved to The Villages in 2004.

He enjoyed golf, travel, cooking, languages, music, history and humor. He was a member of the Colorado Club, Winifred’s Men Club and Veterans Memorial American Legion Post No. 347.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Danette; and their two feline “kids,” Biff and Bruno.

A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:00 am, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, FL with committal service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Villages Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, Fl  32162 or Humane Society/SPCA Sumter County, Inc., 994 CR529A/PO Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL  33538.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Jimmy Fred Fretwell

Jimmy Fred Fretwell, 62, passed from this life Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late William and Lucille (McKeinze) Fretwell.

Jimmy was raised and educated in Nebraska before coming to Ocala in 1969. He was a warehouseman for Certified Groceries for several years.

Jimmy enjoyed 1/18 diecast antique car collecting, camping and fishing.

Sadly, besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Jeanette (Harrison) Fretwell in 2001, and sister Joyce Hornbeak in 2011.

Jimmy leaves son, Billy Fretwell of Ocala, daughter, Theresa Gladstone of Summerfield, FL, sister, Janet Rose of Ocala, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Committal services were held Friday, August 30, 2013 in Pine Level Cemetery, Oxford, FL at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL

For on-line sentiments visit www.hiers-baxley.com.

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August 29, 2013

Leonard William Monroe

Leonard William Monroe, 86, of Belleview passed away at Hampton Manor, Ocala, Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

He was born in Summerfield, FL and was a lifetime resident of Summerfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield where he served as Deacon.

Mr. Monroe was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Mae, his parents J. O. (Jim) and Lola Delores Monroe, one sister and two brothers.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Delores “Bunny” Hawkins (Jackie), two sons,  Dennis William Monroe and Kenneth Earl (Joyce) Monroe, one sister, Juanita Smallridge, two brothers, Lloyd Monroe (Dorothy) and J. O. Monroe, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 -8 PM on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Summerfield, 1440 SE 65th Court, with Dr. Paul Howell officiating. the committal service will be held at 11:00 AM at Belleview Cemetery.

Condolences may be left online: www.hiers-baxley.com.

August 22, 2013

Barry Steven Lewis

Barry Steven Lewis, age 57, passed away July 9th, 2013 at MRMC in Ocala. He was born on December 3rd, 1955 in Ocala.

He was an avid outdoorsman especially enjoying hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Lewis. He is survived by his mother, Barbara O’Neal Lewis (Bobbi); his wife of 29 years, Lori Bonin Lewis; daughter, Ashley Lewis; son, Joshua Casselman (Donelle); two grandchildren Averi and Bryson; brother, Bill Lewis; sisters, Karen Ivester and Kelley Lewis.

August 8, 2013

Spenser Alan Varman

Spenser Alan Varman, 26, of Summerfield passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. He was born July 15, 1987 in Leesburg and has lived here all of his life.

He was a member of Community Harvest Baptist Church in Summerfield. He loved to play sports and played basketball.

Survivors include his mother, Jana Richardson, grandparents, Douglas and Mary Rhodes and little sister, Miranda Carter.

Spenser’s family and friends will celebrate his life on Saturday, August 10, 2013 in the Community Harvest Baptist Church at 5:00pm.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

August 1, 2013

Mildred Yvonne Martin

Mildred Yvonne Martin, 82, born September 9, 1930 in Sycamore, GA; died July 27, 2013 in Summerfield, FL.

She was a lifelong resident of Belleview who moved here from Sycamore, GA in 1946.

She and her husband owned and operated the Texaco Gas Station in Belleview.

She is survived by her children, Pat Duke of Summerfield, FL, Jana Caswell of Freeport, FL, Terry Martin of Inverness, FL, and Steven Martin of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Lucy Britt of Ashburn, GA; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by beloved husband of 41 years, Frank C. Martin; and her son, Gene Goolsby.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013  11:00 AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.  Visitation will be one hour prior.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Marion County.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

July 25, 2013

Billy Lee Brown

Billy Lee Brown, 80, of Ocala, Florida passed away July 16, 2013 at Munroe Regional Medical Center Ocala. He was born on August 8, 1932  in Veto, Alabama to Lawrence  and Katherine  (Hargrove ) Brown.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview where he served as Deacon Emeritus, Sunday School teacher, and served on numerous committees. He was an accountant and plant comptroller for Guerden Industries, Zimmer Homes and Spacemaster. After retirement, Billy was a greeter for WalMart. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Billy  is survived by his children, Paula Brown Joye (LeBon) of Manning, SC, Mike Brown, Ocala, FL, Rodger Brown (Romona) of Westmoreland, TN; sister, Fay Coble (Joe) Chapel Hill, TN; brother, Marvin (Betty) Brown, Shelbyville, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roma Ann Brown, parents Lawrence Lee and Katherine  Brown, and daughter, Angela  Perry.

Family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Friday, July 19, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral services were 10:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2013. First Baptist Church, Belleview, 6107 SE Agnew Road with Pastor Stan Hannan officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala.

Send online condolences to

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July 18, 2013

William (Bill)

Franklin Emerson

William Franklin (“Bill“) Emerson departed this life to meet his Lord and Savior on July 9, 2013 in Summerfield, Florida at the age of 92.

He was surrounded at his death by Joan Emerson, his wife of 66 years, and his children Tara Emerson and Andrew Emerson, both residents of Dallas, Texas and Lisa Emerson of Seattle, Washington.

His extended family included his son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Scott Guettinger and Deborah Emerson, and his beloved grandchildren Langston and Analiese Emerson Guettinger. Bill was born on February 20, 1921 in Christopher, Illinois and was a descendent of a long line of coal miners.

As a young man he attained the status of Eagle Scout.  He graduated in 1944 from the Rolla School of Mines n/k/a Missouri University of Science & Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  He actively served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1944 through 1946 and served as a Naval Reserve Officer through 1954.

 In 1952 he co-founded E&E Mine Supply Company, a worldwide supplier of mining tools where he was active through 1966.  Bill and his family moved from Illinois to Florida in 1969 where he eventually  settled at Coronado Pines in 1974 where he lived until his death.  During his years in Florida, Bill was dedicated to his Christian faith as a financial supporter of numerous Christian endeavors and was also personally active in Christian ministries.  He was a member of the Sunset Harbor Baptist Church.

He was an avid sports fan, a skilled aviator, an enthusiastic gardener, and an outdoorsman who hunted and fished throughout the United States and Canada.

Donations in memoriam, in lieu of flowers, should be directed to Hospice of Marion County, Inc., 3231 SW 34th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34474.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013  2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of The Villages, 16985 SE 79th Clearview Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32162.  Private graveside at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.  Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Jeannette Florance Dubuque

Jeannette Florance Dubuque ,  92 , of Ocala  , Florida  passed away July 10, 2013  at Estelle’s Hospice House  Ocala , Florida . She was born on November 16, 1920  in Williamstown , Vermont  to Maurice  and Emma  (Bishop ) Jacques .

Jeannette  is survived by: daughters Deborah Fincher-Cole, Lorraine Chunglo, Phyllis  Bein; son Douglas  Dubuque; 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by: Maurice  Jacques  and Emma  Jacques

The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 am  on Wednesday, July 17, 2013  at St. Theresa Catholic Church  with Fr. David Vivero officiating. Interment will be at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Websterville, VT.

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Helen Serafino Johnson

Helen Serafino Johnson was born April 19, 1931 in Morristown, NJ; died July 13, 2013 in Summerfield, FL.

She proudly served our country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Retired Nurses Association.

She is survived by her daughter, Nan (Gary) Hanauer of Summerfield, FL; granddaughter, Amanda Hamley of Summerfield, FL.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Joseph M. Johnson, Jr.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 17, 2013  4:00 – 6:00 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview; with interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Marion County.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Vance A. Buchalla

Vance A. Buchalla, 71, of Belleview, Florida passed away July 9, 2013 at Munroe Regional Medical Center Ocala, Florida . He was born on October 18, 1941 in Ocala, to Albert and Hazel Buchalla.

He was the owner of Buchalla Farm Supply, Buchalla Small Engine and Thoroughbred Hardware & Feed. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed working at his businesses, where his customers were also his friends.  He loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marlyn Buchalla, son, Vance A. Buchalla, daughter, Tamara A. Tucker and 8 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Buchalla Small Engine at 4530 SE 110th Street Belleview.  Casual attire .

On line condolences www.hiers-baxley.com

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July 4, 2013

EDWIN “Gene” EUGENE PROCTOR

Mr. Proctor, 88, of Pedro, Florida passed away June 25, 2013 at Tuscany House, Summerfield. He was born December 24, 1924 in Pedro to William and Catherine (Lucius) Proctor.

Proctor was a lifetime resident of Pedro. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II serving with Company “I”, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in France and Germany. He owned and operated Proctor’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. Mr. Proctor was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield where he was Deacon Emeritus.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Proctor, sons, Scott (Sandy) Proctor and David (Marcia) Proctor, Sr., 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, June 30, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Summerfield with Dr. Paul Howell officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800. Thank you for your support.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements in the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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BETTY JANE WUNSCH HAUSMAN

Mrs. Hausman, 82, went home to be with the Lord June 29, 2013 at her residence, Summerfield, Florida.

Survivors include her eight children, fourteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

 She worked 27 years with GE (the first female screw machine operator) 3 years with Black & Decker both of Brockport, New York.

Mrs. Wunsch-Hausman was very active with Victory Baptist Church, Summerfield, Florida.

  Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Marion County, www.hospiceofmarion.com, in the memory of Betty J. Hausman.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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June 27, 2013

Joseph C. Machovoe

Joseph C. Machovoe,  95, of Summerfield,  passed away June 22, 2013 at Tuscany House, Summerfield, FL. He was born on August 31, 1917 in Rock Glen, New York to Joseph and Antonia (Andrus ) Mackovac. He moved to this area from Batavia New York in 1982.

Mr. Machovoe was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church where he was an usher, member of the Knights of Columbus, and an active volunteer in the Soup Kitchen.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II and Korea, in the Big Red One.  During World War II he was in the third wave of the Normandy Invasion. He was a retired Superintendent of the National Guard Armory in Batavia, New York.

 He is survived by, his wife Barbara Machovoe; daughters, Maureen Davis, Alice DeCamp, and Cheryl Macklem; sons Richard, Donald, Robert, David, Raymond; step sons James and Eric Eldred; 27 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10 am on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church Soup Kitchen and Hospice of Marion County PO Box 4860, Ocala FL 34480.

William Chester McDermitt

William Chester McDermitt , Jr, 67 , of Summerfield, FL  passed away June 22, 2013  at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center  Gainesville, Florida.

He was born on September 26, 1945  in Ocala, Florida  to William and Pauline (Rutherford) McDermitt. He was a Lifetime resident of Summerfield,

He was in the US Army for eight years, serving  in Germany and two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He retired as a service technician in the automotive industry and was employed by the State of Florida for several years. Mr. McDermitt was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield and the Belleview VFW.

He loved to garden, cattle farmed for a short time, enjoyed spending time with family and loved to play cards and various games.

He is  survived by: his sisters, Mrs. Betty (Ray) Richardson, Lady Lake, Fl., and Mrs. Sue  Ann (Al) Wright, Summerfield, Fl. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday June 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church Summerfield.
Interment will be at Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Summerfield Building Fund.

Online condolences left at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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June 20, 2013

No obits for June 20, 2013

June 13, 2013

David Neil Hillestad

David Neil Hillestad, 80 years old of Belleview, FL, died at his residence with family on May 30th, 2013.

He was born March 24th, 1933 in Fosston, MN and moved to Belleview from Michigan in 1972.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Lucille Hillestad; Grandson, Joseph Hillestad; and brother John Hillestad.

He is survived by his children Lisa Collier (Cecil), Laurie (Steve) Earles of Livonia, MI; Steve (Bernadette) Hillestad of Fulton, NY; Julie (Peter) McAllister of Belleview; Karrie Scroggie of Belleview;  Sister Karen Hillestad of MI; Brother Chris Hillestad of AZ. Grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer, William, Josh, David, Ashley, Dominique, Carley, Michaela, Benjamin, Anagail and Brownleigh. Great Grandchildren, Kylie, Caden, Jamie and Lainey.

Visitation will be June 23rd from 5 – 7pm at St. Theresa’s in Belleview. Funeral will be June 24th, 2013 at 10 am at St. Theresa’a, with burial at the National Cemetery in Bushnell following.

Friends and family will be gathering after the services. The family would like to thank “Engine 18” for all of the home visits.

Earmel O’Neal

Earmel  O’Neal, 85, of Summerfield, Florida  passed away May 30, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1928  in Pearl, Kentucky to Roscoe  and Edna  (Powers) Wilson.

She was a long time member of Oxford Assembly of God Church where she served for many years, in the JOY Group, assisting those who were homebound, a greeter, and in preparation of meals.

Earmel  is survived by: Grandchildren: Mr. Charles Rapp Jr., Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Amanda Jodon (Jonathan), Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Samuel Rapp (Sarah), Cleveland, Tennessee, Mr. Brian Rapp (Katie), Farmersville, Texas, Mr. Dale Clutter, West Palm Beach Florida, Mr. Allen Clutter (Kendra), Houston, TX, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her children Charles E. Rapp and Donna McKenzie and her husband Allen O’Neal.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 pm, June 6, 2013 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Derrel Strickland officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oxford Assembly of God Building Fund.

Leave online condolences at

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Melvin Ulee  “Bud” Bowman

Melvin Ulee “Bud” Bowman, “Our Pepaw” 79 of Oxford went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013. He was born March 5, 1934 in Oxford. He lived in California for 20 years while serving in the US Navy. He retired to Oxford in 1965, working as a heavy equipment operator until he retired for the 2nd time.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, June (Monroe) Bowman, two sons, Gary Bunch, and Bobby Bowman, both of Arizona; four daughters, Sharon Bowman of Tampa, Connie Seaton of Arizona, Brenda (John) Finch of Belleview, Peggy Ledlow of Belleview; brother, Augie Bowman of Oxford; two sisters, Myrel Locke and Sharon Bowman both of Oxford; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by daughter Donna Osborne, grandson Buster Proctor, and his parents Skillet “Babe” and Gladys Bowman.

Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. He was well known for his “Chicken Pileau” that he prepared for the Historical Society, Summerfield & Oxford and First Baptist Church. He also cooked it for family and friend celebrations. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1pm-2pm and funeral services followed at 2 pm. at First Baptist Church of Oxford. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangement were entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

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Pauline H. Byrnes

 Paula Byrnes was born July 12, 1938 in Jersey City, NJ to Joseph and Pauline Pavain and died May 26, 2013 in The Villages, FL.

 Paula married James, started a family and spent most of her life in Westwood, NJ where she worked for Oberg and Lindquist. Paula moved to The Villages around 2005 and enjoyed pickleball, golfing, hosting dinner parties and occasionally gambling.

She is preceded in death by her husband James. Survivors include her son, Christopher and his wife Jessica of Pompton Plains, NJ and her sister Pat of The Villages, FL.

Memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, The Villages.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be given to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at http://jdrf.org. Sentiments may be left online at  (HYPERLINK “http://www.hiers-baxley.com” www.hiers-baxley.com).

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May 30, 2013

Barbara Sue Kitzmiller

Barbara Sue Kitzmiller, “Babs”, 73, Belleview resident went home to be with the Lord May 23, 2013 at the Tuscany House in Summerfield.

She was a homemaker and retired waitress from the area. She enjoyed her plants and gardening. She volunteered time to the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by her sister, Juanita Lindsey (James) Newburg, Indiana; sons Curtis Allen Kitzmiller (fiance Heidi A Lopatin) of Belleview; Lee Kitzmiller, (Dawn) of Belleview. Grandchildren; Haley Grace Lycons (Mike) of Kentucky, Catlynn Denise of Dunnellon; Luke Kitzmiller of Belleview; Great Grandchild Jordon Grace Lyons of Kentucky.

She will be remembered by family and friends at a private homecoming celebration Saturday at the family residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bab’s name to Hospice of Marion County, Tuscany House, Summerfield.

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John Henry Obermark

John Henry Obermark of Belleview was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, May 22,2013. Mr. Obermark was born December 7, 1922 in Greenville, Illinois to August and Emma (Priesmeyer) Obermark.

He married Verna Ohren on July 29, 1950 and she survives her husband, John. Other survivors include a daughter Linda Endsley (Reggie) of Shelby, North Carolina, a son, Eugene Obermark (Rebecca) and a daughter Trudy Connell (James) both of Belleview. Mr. Obermark is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother as well as four brothers, August, Arnold, Edwin and Herman; and two sisters Elfrieda and Louise.

A dairy farmer in Greenville, Mr. Obermark relocated to Marion County in 1965 after which he repaired New Holland hay equipment. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Greenville and a United States Army veteran having served in the European theater during The Second World War.

Services will be held in Greenville, IL.  Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com
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May 23, 2013

Marvin T. Tapp

Marvin T. Tapp was born August 2, 1942 in Omega, GA; died May 18, 2013 in Ocala, FL.

Marvin proudly served our country in the Vietnam Conflict while in the US Army.

He is survived by niece, Marie Tapp of Belleview, FL, and nephew, Arvil Tapp, Jr., of Homosassa, FL; grand nephews, William and Gregory Konopinski, both of Belleview, FL.

Preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brother.  Visitation Thursday., May 23, 2013  10:AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview and graveside following 11:30 at Belleview Cemetery.

Sentiments may be left online at

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May 16, 2013

John Harley Proctor, Jr.

John Harley Proctor, Jr.  64 , of Summerfield  , Florida  passed away May 9, 2013  at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1948  in Ocala , Florida  to John  and Emma  (Brown ) Proctor.  He was a lifetime resident of Summerfield.  Mr. Proctor was a former prison guard at Lowell, and also worked at Ferrell Gas and as a surveyor for Moorehead Engineering. Mr Proctor enjoyed spending time with his grand kids fishing.

John  is survived by his children:Denise Gray, Jeannie Moon, Kimberly Cortez and Theron Proctor. Sister Emma Lou Robinson. Aunt and Uncle Cathrine and James Page and Mary and Gene Proctor.  Grandchildren: Allen Blankenship, Amanda Mills, Stefan Gray, Sara Mayette, Ashley Gray, and John Mayette.  Along with his nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Mrs. Emma Letitia Proctor, Mr. John Harley Proctor Sr.

 The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview  on May, 17th  from 5:00 pm  –  7:00 pm. Funeral services will be at Pedro Baptist Church on May 18th at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Pine Level Cemetery.

Lola S. Odom

Lola S. Odom, 94, Weirsdale, FL, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was born September 8, 1918 in Pedro, FL.

She was a retired packer for the orange industry. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Weirsdale, FL where she was a former adult women’s Sunday school teacher. She loved poetry, writing and collecting poetry. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.

She is survived by: 2 Daughters:  Amy M. Odom of Weirsdale, FL and Mildred Dolores Jarvis of Center Point, AL. Son:  Charles William “Buddy Pete” Odom of Pineview, GA, 4 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at Beyers Funeral Chapel, Lady Lake, Fl. on Monday, May 13 at 3:00 PM, family and friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 to 3:00 PM prior to the service. Interment will be on Wednesday at Liberty Hill Methodist Cemetery, Rochelle, GA at 11:00 AM.

Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com.   Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL.
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Fair Gwendyln Cox

Fair Gwendyln Cox, 74, of Belleview, FL; passed away on April 16, 2013. She was an avid bowler and loving Mother.

She was the daughter of Beverly Lord and the late Richard Lord. She is survived by her 5 children: Joe, Susan, Arthur, Robert, and John; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd., Belleview, FL  34420 on May 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Judy Angleberger officiating.

All Friends and acquaintances are welcome

May 9, 2013

Sheila Rae (nee Goodge) Weatherholt

Sheila Rae (nee Goodge) Weatherholt passed away unexpectedly in The Villages Regional Hospital in Florida with her loving husband, John at her side.

Daughter of the late Doug and Beth Goodge; sisters of Joanne (Bud) Taylor, Marilyn (Ken) Jenkins; brother, Dr. John (Beth) Goodge; loving aunt of Lee, Brad, Brian Taylor, Sue Boyd, Carrie, Ian, Ben Goodge; great aunt of Jenn, Jeff, Lucas, Kayla, Adam, Gabby, Izzy, Marin, Justin, Josh, and Katie. Preceded in death by Rob Jenkins.

Rae was a devoted teacher who loved every child she taught. She had a strong faith in the Lord and believed it was through the Lord that she met and married, “her John.” She had a wonderful 13 months with John traveling and feeling very much loved and appreciated.

She will be greatly missed by her faithful companion, “Sparky Dude.” She always believed that the Lord had a plan for her even after her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and her treatments began.

At Rae’s request, cremation has taken place. Florida Memorial service at later date. Interment of ashes in London, Canada (date to be determined). Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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May 2, 2013

Erika Updike

Born June 6, 1939 in Oberkirch, Germany; died April 24, 2013 in Summerfield, FL. Mrs. Updike was very proud to have been a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. She was a member of Quilters and Needle Artists of Spruce Creek Del Webb; and the Tory Pines Kaffee Klatch.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Roger of Summerfield, FL; sons, Richard ( Fay Carter) Wichman of Carolina Beach, NC, and Rodney (Lisa) Updike of Gastonia, NC; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; brother, Peter Nikolaus; and sister, Marion Fish; favorite pet, Heidi.

Visitation was Fri., April. 26th  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and funeral service was Sat,. Apr. 27, 2013 10:00 am at, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL.

Memorial contributions are recommended to be given to UF Shands Cancer Research Center.  Sentiments may be left online at

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Helen P. Hunton

Helen P. (Schmidt) Hunton, of Levittown, PA went home to our Lord on Saturday, April 27, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.  She was 72.

She worked as a beautician in the area for many years and owned her own salon, Helen’s Beauty Salon, in Belleview, Florida.

Mrs. Hunton was the wife for 22 years of the late David Hunton who died in January, 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Headquarters, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517.

Condolences may be posted at

www.doughertyfuneralhome.com

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Brian Robert Pacetti

Brian Robert Pacetti, 69, of Summerfield,  passed away April 26, 2013.  Born in Kenosha, WI, he moved to Florida 7 years ago from Elgin, IL.

He was the retired owner/operator of Batavia and Elgin Instant Print Companies of Illinois. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Ocala and served on their council as finance committee chairperson. Mr. Pacetti was also a member of the Ocala Duplicate Bridge Club and enjoyed golf and the stock market.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Bonny; daughter, Kathy (Scot) Brockner of Elgin, IL; son, Brian Robert Pacetti, II “Todd” of Summerfield; brother, Robert Pacetti of Kenosha, WI; favorite granddaughter, Kristina Brockner, favorite older grandson, Matthew Brockner and favorite younger grandson, Johnny Pacetti; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church (5730 SE 28th St., Ocala, FL 34480) on Saturday (May 11th) at 11AM.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to Ascension Lutheran Church.  Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala 732-9944. Condolence messages can be left at

www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

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April 25, 2013

Larry M. Buckland

Larry M. Buckland was born in Beckley, WV on June 29, 1946; died April 22, 2013 in Weirsdale, FL.

He proudly served our country in the US Army.

Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Billie Jo Buckland of Weirsdale, FL; children, Kimberly Buckland of Billings, MT, and Steven Buckland of Pembroke Pines, FL; grandchildren, Ashley, Kyle, Kirsten, and Anthony; two great-grandchildren; siblings Jim Buckland, Louise Hensley, Glenn Buckland, Hilda Menasian, and Carl Buckland; and brother in arms, Richard Bowers.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Anthony Buckland; and parents, Howard and Barbara Buckland.

Visitation will be Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00 PM; with funeral service being held Sun., Apr. 28, 2013  10:00 AM, both at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL.  Memorial contributions are recommended to be given to Hospice of Marion County, or Shands Cancer Center, Gainesville, FL.

Sentiments may be left online

www.hiers-baxley.com

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April 18, 2013

Charles O. DeBout

Charles O. DeBout, 80, died at Superior Residence April 9, 2013. He was born in Newark, New York.

Mr. DeBout was a former bus driver for New Hope School. He was a member of DAV and enjoyed working with people with special needs and helping people. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his former wife, Dorothy DeBout, Belleview; daughters, Kathy A. Fitzgerald, Umatilla and Patricia L. Snyder, Belleview; son, David C. DeBout, Belleview; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview at 12 Noon, Saturday, April 13, 2013 with Pastor Dave Connell officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hopsice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala FL 34470, or the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Fund PO Box 7262 Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Online condolences may be sent

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Elizabeth “Betty” J. Riesen

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Riesen, 81, was born April 7, 1932, Franklin, NY; died April 14, 2013. Ocala, FL.

Mrs. Riesen was a member of Community Baptist Church of Summerfield, FL.

She loved her family unconditionally whom she is survived by; husband, of 56 years, Ernie of Belleview, FL; children, Brenda, Kathy, Scott, Jerry, and Bruce; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Peg Landers, and Barbara Roff; brother, Fred Patrick.

She is preceded in death by sister, Ruth Doolittle.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:00 am at Community Baptist Church; visitation will be one hour prior at the church.  Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Marion County.

Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

April 11, 2013

Ophas Delacy Floyd

Ophas Delacy Floyd, 59, born March 21st, 1954 in Ocala, FL, passed away April 6th, 2013 in Evanston NY.

He is predeceased by his parnts W.O. and Eva Taylor Floyd and his oldest brother, James Willie Floyd.

He is survived by his girlfriend Ardis Wilson, children Heather Follic, Nathan Floyd and Sasha Montoya of Wyoming and seven grandchildren. Two sisters; Louise Deegan, Belleview, FL and Earline Kropf, Providence, UT. Three brothers; Lafaun Floyd, Hyrum, UT, Dale Floyd and Henry Floyd, Logan, UT.

A viewing was held April 7th, after which he was cremated. His ashes will be spread this summer at his favorite fishing lake in Wyoming.

John J. Reardon, Jr.

John J. Reardon, Jr., 87, of Cadiz, KY born December 13, 1925 in Lake City, IA, passed away of natural causes April 08, 2013 at Rivers Bend Rehab & Nursing Center in Lyon Co., KY.

John was a member of Wallonia Baptist Church. He was a US Navy WWII veteran. He retired from civil service and was a member of VFW Post 8083 and American Legion #284 in Belleview, FL.

Preceded In Death By parents John Joseph & Esther Anderson Reardon, Sr, wife Lois Reardon, first wife  Frances Reardon and sister Bernadine Peterson.

Survived by stepsons Charles Fink, Cadiz, KY, Edward C. Fink, Cadiz, KY, Paul D. Fink, Nashville, TN, Michael D. Fink, Brownsville, MD, foster daughter Jacqueline Short, Hopewell, VA, 9 Grandchildren, and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:00 am. Rev. Bill Bursztynski will preside. Visitation will be one hour before service. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY with Full Military Honors.

Memorial contributions can be to: Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center 506 Boales Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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Stanley C. Zipperer

Stanley C. Zipperer, 73, Crystal River, Fl born on June 18, 1939 in Leesburg, FL to Glynn and Eulaine Zipperer. He went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2013 under the loving care of family and H.P.H. Hospice Staff in Lecanto, Fl.

He was a Store Manager for Marion Tire and Battery both in Ocala and Crystal River, Fl. He was a lifelong resident of Leesburg till moving to Crystal River in 2005. He was a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and a faithful member of West Citrus Church of Christ in Crystal River, Fl.

Survived by his loving wife: Cyndy Zipperer of Crystal River, Fl; three sons: Christopher (Audrey) Zipperer, Randy (Deb) Zipperer both of Leesburg, Fl and Richard Lee (Susie) Hodge of Rancho Cucumonga, Ca; three daughters: Connie (Rob) Robbins of Fruitland Park, FL, Sheila (Metro) Duke of Cocoa, Fl and Cynthia (Jeffrey) Hurlbert of El Cajon, Ca; brother: Butch Zipperer of Leesburg, Fl; two sisters: Yvonne Ruser of Fruitland Park, FL and Freida Shaulis of Belleview, Fl; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents Glynn and Eulaine Zipperer, infant son Stanley C. Zipperer, Jr. and brothers Ewell, Tommy and Roger. Funeral Services were Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL. Visitation was  Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at funeral home, burial followed at Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, Fl.  Online condolences may be made to

www.pagetheusfuneralhome.com

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April 4, 2013

CLARENCE ROBERT HESS

Mr. Clarence Robert “Ball Park Bob” Hess, 72, of Belleview, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

 A native of Lancaster, PA, Bob moved to this area 1997, coming here from PA.  Bob was best known in the Belleview Area as “Ball Park Bob”, where he worked for over 12 years helping out during baseball season.

 He is survived by his brother Sonny Hess and his wife Martha, his nieces Cathy Stoltzfus and Andrea Garcia, and his nephew Charles Hess, III.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the

Belleview Sports Complex.

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

Donny Len Kirkland

Donny Len Kirkland, 62, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence, Belleview, FL.  He was born July 8, 1950 in Ocala, FL, and was a graduate of Lake Weir High School and Georgia Southern College.

He is survived by his sisters, Dee Ann (Loren) Abshier of Summerfield, FL, Karolyn (Gary) Allyn of Deltona, FL, and Marla Pfeif of Belleview, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mildred Kirkland; and brother, Barry Kirkland.

A private service will be held at Bethlehem Cemetery in Hillsborough County, FL. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 352-245-2424.

Sentiments may be left online at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Joseph J. Barna

Joseph J Barna, of the Villages Florida, died March 31, 2013.  He married Bonnie J Mills of The Villages, FL On June 24th 2006.

He had three children, Dr. Francine Barna Magaletti,  Bernice Barna Papia, and Joseph J Barna Jr. by his first wife Bernardine who predeceased him in 2002.

They have six grandchildren, Douglas, Andrew, Karalyn, Rachel, Elizabeth and Francesca.  He also leaves his son in-law, Phillip Magaletti, daughter in-law, Barbara Jean Barna, his sisters, Pauline and Elizabeth, and his brother, Paul.

He was a veteran of WW II and the Korean War.  He was a member of The Disabled Veterans, The 25th Infantry Division and Combat Infantrymen’s Association. At a very young age of 16, he enlisted during World War II and again enlisted during the Korean War.  Of all his decorations he regarded the Combat Infantry Badge as his greatest honor.

He was physics major at Adelphi University in New York. Otis Elevator Company employed him for 34 years. He started working in the construction phase in New York City and held numerous positions within the company. He retired in 1994 with the position of Director of Field Engineering and Software Engineering at the Service Center in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

He will be cremated and buried with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery. Graveside service Friday, April 12, 2013  2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.  Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages.

 Sentiments may be left online at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Leona M. Barkman

Leona M. Barkman, 84, of Ocala, passed away March 30, 2013.  Born in Baldwinsville, NY, she came to this area 31 years ago from upstate NY.

She was retired from General Electric in Auburn, NY and enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and doing arts and crafts.

She is survived by her children, Diane L. Northrup of Summerfield, FL, Susanne L. Whigham of Ocala and Robert J. Watkins of Belleview, FL; sister, Muriel Webb in upstate NY; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala 352-732-9944.

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March 28, 2013

Mrs. Grace Todd

Grace was born December 1, 1910 in Roxbury, NY; went to be with our Lord on March 23, 2013 in Ocala, FL.

She and her husband, Everett Todd, lived and worked in Texas where he was a veteran of the
US Army during WW II.  Upon return to Prattsville, NY, she worked for various doctors and other offices.

They were always active in the Prattsville Methodist Church before they moved to Florida.
Mrs. Todd was an active member of the Belleview United Methodist Church where she was well
known for her baking skills and other volunteer work.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who fondly remember her as being a
kind gracious lady who lived up to her name, Grace.

Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:00 AM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL
SERVICES-Belleview.  Memorial contributions are recommended to be given to Florida
United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Main St. Deltona, FL 32725.  Inurnment will be at
Roxbury Methodist Church Cemetery next to her late husband and parents.

March 14, 2013

Ruben Adkins

He faithfully served his Lord and Savior as pastor at the West Palm Beach Church of God. His life was spent building churches,
nurturing, and loving souls into The Kingdom.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joan of Belleview, FL; daughter, Donetta (Larry) Osborne of Belleview, FL;
grandchildren, Brett (Nicole) Osborne of Arden, NC, and Kerri Adkins of Smyrna, GA.  Preceded in death by
his son, Teddy Wayne Adkins.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013  12:00 pm, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Memorial contributions are recommended to be given to Wings of Faith Church of God, Ocala, FL. Interment will be at Belleview Cemetery.
Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

March 7, 2013

Charles “Doug” MacAlpine

Charles “Doug” MacAlpine, 85, born November 12, 1927 in Quincy, MA, formerly of MacAlpine Contracting, Natick, MA; died peacefully at his beloved home March 1, 2013 in Summerfield, FL, after a year long struggle.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Belleview, FL; General Francis Marion Stamp Club, Ocala, FL, life-time member of Southboro Rod & Gun Club, Southboro, MA. Doug was an avid stamp and gun collector, and also collected rocks, gems, shells, and swords.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Irene of Summerfield, FL; daughters, Janet Pessolano of Canterbury, NH, Linda Nocerino of Proctorsville, VT, and Jean McGrail of Ocala, FL; son, Robert MacAlpine of Marlboro, MA; brother, Richard MacAlpine of Belleview, FL; sisters, Marjorie McCormick of Natick, MA, and Phyllis Barrus of Natick, MA; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his son, Charles D. MacAlpine, Jr.; grandson, Jonathon Robert MacAlpine; parents, Alexander and Lillian MacAlpine.

Memorial service is Thursday, March 7, 2013  11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Graveside service will be Friday, March 8, 2013, 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to St. Mary’s. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral services, 352-245-2424. Sentiments may be left online at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Helen P. Giasson

Helen P Giasson of Belleview, FL died March 3, 2013 at Tuscany House in Summerfield, FL. She was born in Bradley, IL and moved to Belleview, FL in 1966.

She is survived by six daughters & two son-in-laws: Sherry Mills & Marcia Trombley, Belleview, FL; Paula & Bob Murphy Ocala, FL; & Pat Reeves Ocala, FL, Jackie Giasson, Leesburg, FL; Sandy and Doug Johnson, Weirsdale, FL. Helen was married to Franklin Giasson for 59 years until Franklin’s passing in 2001.

Helen is survived by 10 grandchildren: Carol Jefferson, Cheryl Hequet, Chris Mills, Michelle Murphy-Joyce, Anna Alvies, Rob Murphy, David Trombley, Amanda Baer, Becca Reeves and Ashley Reeves. She is also survived by six great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday March 9, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL. Donations can be made to Life Care of Ocala or Hospice of Marion County.

Sentiments may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Samuel Charles Matrisciano

Sam Matrisciano of Summerfield went to be with the Lord at Mission Oaks. He was born in Morristown, NJ on July 20, 1936. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He served in USAF and was a retired Sheriff Officer in Morris County, NJ. Sam spent many happy hours golfing, hosting family, and traveling. He had a ready smile and story for every occasion.

Sam was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret. He is survived by sons; Andrew and Peter (Greta) Matrisiano, and Louis (Patti) Mondello; grandsons, Jordan, Alec, and David; and two great-grandsons.

Celebration of Life service is scheduled at the Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club Horizon Center, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:PM.   Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, Belleview.  Sentiments may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Elizabeth Louise Guenther

Elizabeth “Betty” Almgren Guenther, 84, died at Sylvia’s House, Ocala, February 26, 2013. She was born in Ellicottville, NY and moved to this area from Jamestown, NY in 1961.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield where she played the organ, taught Sunday School, and was involved in the Good News Club and Child Evangelism. She was a homemaker.

Betty is survived by her sons, Gary (Mary) Almgren and Jonathan (Denise) Almgren, both of Ocala; daughters, Betsy (Glen) Taylor, Summerfield, Rebecca (Brad) Kyle, Lafayette, IN, Esther (Scott) Forville, Stockwell, IN; stepdaughter, Marjorie Owen, NH; sister, Charlotte Weller Schine, Rochester, NY; 10 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her  husbands Gerald Wallace Almgren, and Nelson Guenther, daughter Melanie Jacquet, sister Janice Weller Hanson, and her brother Robert M. Weller.

Funeral services was held at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, 14550 SE 65th Court, Summerfield at 4 PM, Friday, March 1, 2013 with Pastor Paul Howell officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, March 4, 2013 at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, First Baptist Church of Summerfield Scholarship Fund, Epilepsy Foundation, PO Box 96546, Washington, DC 20077-7222 and Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., PO Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629.

Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Lillian Mae Sinclair Wherrett Bowling

Lillian Mae Sinclair Wherrett Bowling, 93, of 52 Merion Drive, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Aston Park Health Care Center.

Lillian or “Skippy”, as she was known by many friends, was born in Detroit, MI, February 10, 1920 and was a long time resident of Battle Creek, MI and Belleview, FL.

Daughter of the late Arnold Archie Sinclair and Artie Berry Sinclair and the widow of the late Emmett Washington Bowling. Preceded in death by sons, Corwin Wherrett, II and Bob Wherrett and brothers, Matt and John Sinclair.

A 1938 graduate of Detroit’s Commerce High School, during WWII, she was one of the many “Rosie the Riveters” building B-24 bombers in a Detroit defense plant. She retired from the Michigan Carton Company where she served as an Administrative Assistant. She was an active partner to her husband Emmett in his many activities as President of the Florida UAW Retirees. She was a member of Belleview United Methodist Church and she enjoyed her love of gardening, music, dancing and playing bingo.

Surviving are her sons, CJ Cork Wherrett, III and wife Martha Ducker Wherrett with whom she resided until September 2010 and Donald A. Wherrett; step daughters, Margaret Lee Bowling Derbin and Victoria Bowling Lutz; step son, E. Jerry Bowling; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and was formerly married to Corwin J. Wherrett, Sr. with whom she had 4 sons.

Memorial services will be held 5 PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Rev. Wes Austin officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following services at the funeral home.

Interment will be at a later date in Belleview, FL.

The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff of Aston Park Health Care for their love and care given to Lillian and our family during this time.

Memorials may be made to: Aston Park Health Care Center Employees Fund, 380 Brevard Road, Asheville, N.C. 28806.

To sign Mrs. Bowling’s guestbook online, go to “Memorials” at

www.andersrice.com

 

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February 28, 2013

Estelle Zegaren

 Estelle Zegaren, 91, died February 10, 2013 at Lady Lake Specialty Care. She was born in Newark, NJ and moved to this area from Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview. Mrs. Zegaren is survived by her daughter, Nancy. Funeral services were held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE Highway 301, Belleview at 10:30 am on Friday, February 22, 2013. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Visitation was held from 6 – 8 PM on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

February 21, 2013

John Farrell Vought

John Farrell Vought, age 78, died February 12, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa and moved from Rockwell City, IA to Florida in 1952.

He was a member of IBEW for 34 years. He was a lineman for Florida Power and Light for 34 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Navy.

Mr. Vought is survived by his wife, Irene Vought, Belleview; sons Leo (Katrina) Vought, Kenny J. Vought, Quentin G. Vought, Tim R. Vought, all of Delray Beach, FL, Ralph J. Vought of Cary, NC, Paul T. (Flavia) Vought, Coconut Creek, FL, Toby D. (Carlee) Vought, Pompano Beach, FL, Mark S. Vought, San Antonio, TX, John C. Vought, Gainesville, GA; daughters, Laura M. Rawson, Vicki Pouncey, both of Spartanburg, SC; brothers, Raymond (Sharon) Vought, Rockwell City, IA, Warren Vought, Springfield, MO; sister, Carol Vought-Tyler, Rockwell City, IA; 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd., Belleview.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Arthur A. Fox

Arthur A. Fox, 87, was born August 1, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY; died February 16, 2013 in The Villages, FL.  He was a faithful member of New Covenant United Methodist Church, The Villages, FL.  He proudly served our country in the US Army during WW II.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Barbara A Fox; daughters, Linda Fahy and Dale Fox; son, Craig Fox; step-sons, Tim and Chris Hoey; step-daughter, Barbara Hoey; grandchildren, Caleb, Griffin, Matthew, Bryan, Jacqueline, Karina, Jordan and Trent; and sister, Jeanne Gould.  Preceded in death by wife, Barbara L. Fox.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013  11:00 AM at New Covenant United Methodist Church.  Memorial contributions are recommended to be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Ann Jaslowski

Ann Jaslowski, 81, was born October 14th, 1931 and died February 3rd, 2013.

She will be greatly missed by her dear nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and her latest dog, Duke.

Ann was an outstanding volunteer for years with All Creatures Sanctuary, Operation Shoebox, The Horse Carriage Museum, St. Theresa’s Church, and The Appleton Museum, among others. She also donated to numerous animal welfare groups during her lifetime.

There will be no viewing, but a Memorial Contribution may be given to any animal welfare group of your choice.

Also, in Ann’s memory, All Creatures Sanctuary will be holding “A Blessing of the Animals”, yearly in February. The public is invited.

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 Nina Mae Monroe

Nina Mae Monroe, 86, of Belleview passed away at Harmony House in Ocala on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was born in Sanford, FL, and was a longtime resident of Summerfield.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield where she taught Sunday School.

  Mrs. Monroe is survived by her husband, Leonard; her daughter Mary Delores “Bunny” Hawkins (Jackie); sons Dennis William Monroe, and Kenneth Earl Monroe (Joyce); her sisters Laura White and Betty Barnes (Bryan); her brother Guy Charles “Buddy” Thornley (Ella); 7grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 – 8pm on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church Summerfield, 14550 SE 65th Court, Summerfield with Dr. Paul Howell officiating.

The committal service will be held at 2 pm at Belleview Cemetery.  Condolences may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com

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February 14, 2013

Dorine “Dee” Adele Wolfe

Dorine “Dee” Adele Wolfe of Belleview, went to be with our Lord on February 8, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ione Dorelius; and father, Oscar Dorelius.

She survived by her husband, William “Bill” G. Wolfe; children, Linda (David) Hise, Joseph (Judy) Kee, Lori Kee, Cindy (Fred) Shutt, and Kelly (Ashley) Wolfe; grandchildren, Jason (Shana) Hise, and Allison (Kyle) Morat, Kelly and Taylor Shutt, Erin, Sally, Molly, and Jenny Kee, Brandon, Harli, and Sierra Wolfe; great-grandchildren, Tristan Shutt, Delaney, Jackson, and Brantley Hise; and sister, Shirley Rampart.

 Dee was an employee of the Broward County School System, and retired to Ocala with her husband, Bill.

Dee’s greatest inspiration, as a mother, was to never have her children drift apart.  Her fondest memories were family gatherings and the time she spent working with Hospice of Marion County.  Dee worked for Hospice for more than 14 years, first as a volunteer and then as a store manager.  She said if she could live her life over, she would change nothing.

 Her memorial service was held Sunday, February 10, 2013 11:00 AM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Belleview.

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ESTELLA MAE HILLIARD

 Estella Mae Hilliard, 83, of Summerfield, died at Tuscany House on February 5, 2013.

She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was a homemaker and was a member of Belleview United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for 30 years. She was a member of Delta Delta, and enjoyed volunteering at Belleview Public Library.

Estella is survived by her son, John Hilliard, Belleview; daughters, Linda Neisler, Summerfield and Carolyn Warnell, Summerfield; sister, Elisha Iverson, Medford, Oregon; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 SE Brown Road, Belleview at 11:30 am, Thursday, February 14, 2013 with Rev. Debbie Allen officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478, Belleview United Methodist Church, PO Box 567, Belleview, FL 34421, or to The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Children’s Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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Jeanette Louisa Patterson

Jeanette (Jean) Louisa (Trott) Patterson, 86, Ocala,  went to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2013 in The Villages, FL.

She was born August 22, 1926 in Waukegan, IL.  She moved from Wisconsin to Ocala, FL in 1983.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Martha (Hanson) Trott; father, Chester Milton Trott; brother, John; sisters, Ellen, Mildred, and Agnes.

She was an employee of the Highland Indiana, School System.  A member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, running the post bingos for years.  She enjoyed going for rides in the country and going to Daytona Beach.  She enjoyed watching sports and golf on TV.  Her main hobby was knitting, making many afghan blankets for sons, daughter-in-laws, grand kids, and great-grand kids.

 She is survived by her sons, Dennis of Ocala, FL, Gerald (Peggy) of LaPorte, IN, Bert (Mayita) of Belleview, FL, and Richard (Sandra) of Chesterton, IN; 14 grand kids; 32 great-grand kids; and one great-great-grandson; and multiple nieces and nephews.

 Funeral will be Friday, February 15, 2013 7:00 PM with visitation being two hours prior at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES-Belleview.

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Cayla Davis

Cayla entered her walk with the Lord on February 7th, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mom, Carla. She leaves behind children, Nevaeh, and Davion; sisters, Corey and Courtney; brother, Hunter; niece, Carly; god-children, Justice, Kelan, and Brianna; and god-parents, Darrius and TJ. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family.

Funeral will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 1:00 pm at New Direction Family Worship Center, 11075 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala, FL  34472. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Interment will be at Belleview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service-Belleview.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Bonnie Ray

Bonnie Ray, age 83, was born February 3rd, 1929 in Hollansburg, Ohio and died, October 4th, 2012 in Belleview, FL.

Bonnie was a home maker and volunteered at the Belleview Sports Complex in the concession stand for many years. She loved to watch the kids play ball. Bonnie also loved to travel and fish whenever she got a chance.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jack Ray, Belleview, Son: Barry Ray (Carol) of St. Petersburg and preceded in death by son: Daryl Ray (who is survived by Kandy).  She is also survived by Brother, Duane Ray of Spokane, Washington, four Grandchildren and 6 Great Grand-Children.

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February 7, 2013

Amanda Lee Sacher

Amanda Lee Sacher, 29, of Belleview, passed away in her home on Saturday February 2nd, 2013. Amanda was a Miami native and moved to Belleview when she was 12.

Amanda was an avid reader and had a love for music. She is survived by grandmother, Ellen Armao; mother, Helene Pierce; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Cameron, 13, Lillie Pierce,
9 and Gillian Pierce, 8; Aunt Eunice Longworth, Aunt Melissa Spain, Aunt Jocelyn Carlton, Uncle Joshua Sacher,  and  a very large extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be at 5 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2013 with visitation 2 hours prior to service  at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview.

Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under to care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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Margaret Matrisciano

Matrisciano, Margaret, 78, of  Summerfield went to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Tuscany House. She was born in Philadelphia, PA,  June 20, 1935.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She was a Retired Sheriff Officer, being the first woman Sheriff Officer in Morris County, New Jersey. She enjoyed and loved to play golf and was loved by everyone. Her hobbies were  knitting, she loved to knit baby blankets for friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Sam Matrisciano; son, Dennis Woodard of New Jersey;  daughter, Lori Massaro of Belleview, FL granddaughters, Kate and Gina Massaro; stepson, Louis (Pattie) Mondello of El Paso, Texas; 3 grandsons; and 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation and Services held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Belleview Chapel.  Visitation was Tuesda

y, February 5, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, also on Wednesday, February  6, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Services were held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM.

Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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 Virginia Felten, “Nannie”

Virginia Felten, “Nannie”, 95, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at home in Belleview. She was born October 7, 1917 in Sparta, Kentucky.

She was a homemaker for 47 years and had been a member of Sparta Christian Church in Sparta, KY since 1930. She moved to Belleview in 1973 from Miami. She was a charter member of Belleview Poker Club and enjoyed country and old time gospel music. Her hobbies were bowling, Bunco, knitting, crocheting, spending time with her family, a contributing artist at All About Art Gallery and a chocolate chip cookie baker extraordinaire.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Fowler (Dwight-deceased) of Belleview; son, Howard Eugene Felten (Rebecca) of Trenton, FL; Grandson, Darren Fowler (Donna); Granddaughters Dawn Kitzmiller (Lee), Belleview; Debra Heisel, Ft. White;  Darlene Reed, Tampa, FL; Becky Dean, Tallahassee, FL; great grandchildren, Luke, Allison, Ashley, Jennifer, Dereck, Tara, Amanda, and Samantha.

She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Felten, and grandsons  Clay Felten  and Howard Felten.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview.

Interment took place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 5740 South Pine Ocala, FL  34480. Visitation was 2 hours prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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 Michael K. Gray

Michael K. Gray 51, of Apollo Beach passed away January 24, 2013 at LifePath Hospice House in Sun City Center with his wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born February 1, 1961, St. Petersburg, Fl. He is survived by his loving wife Christy Orr Gray; loyal companion Captain Jack; mother, Grady Gray of Belleview, Floirda; sister, Paula Brown and her husband Bob of Belleview, Florida; brother Bobbie Gray and wife Bonnie of Ocala, Florida; sister Cheryl Revels and her husband Cliff of Old Town, Florida; sister, Susie Gray of Ocala; nephew and brother, Milton Sheen of Largo; uncle, Bill Jennings of Louisville, Kentucky; 9 nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and nephews; several cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert P. Gray and loving pet Nick.

Mike loved to spend time with his friends trading stories in the garage, fishing, boating and landscaping.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to LifePath Hospice or Moffitt Cancer Center.

A special thank you to dear friends Jim and Susan Knott, sister-in-law Rene Logan and niece Kimmee Logan. And a very special Thank You to Milton Sheen

He will be dearly missed every day.

In Honor of Mike: Family & Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Mike’s life, Saturday February 23rd, 1-4 pm at 6724 Clair Shore Dr. Apollo Beach Fl.

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 Leona “Lee” Giltner

Leona “Lee” Giltner passed away Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at home in Belleview, FL, with  her children at her bedside.

Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; and friend, Betty.

Leona is survived by her children, Jackie Carnes of Rockford, IL, Alan Giltner of Rochester, NY, Terry (Jennifer) Giltner of Belleview, FL, James (Stella) Giltner of Belleview, FL, Karlin (Ginger) Giltner of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Shannon, Shawn, Bobby Jo, Terry, James, Jr., Krista, and Kaitlyn; great-grandchild, Joseph; several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews; and loving dog, Kody.

Funeral service were Wednesday, February. 6th, 2013 10:00 am at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL; visitation was one hour prior. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Ocala, FL.

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 January 31, 2013

                                   Carlo Anthony La Morgese, Sr.

Carlo Anthony La Morgese, Sr. died January 28th, 2013 at Tuscany House in Summerfield.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved from Hialeah, FL to this area in 1980. He was a retired truck
driver for Ryder for 26 years. He was member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Belleview.

Carlo is survived by his wife, Mary La Morgese, Summerfield; son, Carlo  La Morgese, Jr., Orlando,
FL; daughters, Rosemary La Morgese, Summerfield and Angela White, St. Cloud, FL;  4 grandchildren
and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview
at 7 pm, February 1, 2013 with Monsignor James Lichtenthal officiating. Visitation will be one
hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to UF Shands Cancer Center and Hospice of Marion County. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
________________________________________________________________________________________                                                Mary J. Adler-Threet

Mary J. Adler-Threet was born on August 25th, 1939 and passed away January 2nd, 3013 at
HPH Hospice.

Mary was a seamstress and a wonderful mother. She was a God fearing teacher of the faith
and sister to all.  From your loving son with all my heart.

She was preceded in death by her Father Edward Adler, Step Father George Parker and
Mother Martha Parker, Brothers Gus and Herbert Adler, Sister Joyce Marie Adler, Son William
Daniel Threet, Jr., Daughters Tina Marie Threet-Dawson, and Lavata Diane Dunn.

She is survived by Brothers Ed Adler, Jr. “Sonny”, Gene Adler, Andy Parker, Sisters Tommie
Boyt, Carol Lawlor, Joane Rhodes, Wanda Pearl, Katherine Prater, Linda Mattingly, Debbie
Gettys, Marie Key, Son Herbert H. Wesley Threet, 11 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

There will be a covered dish “Celebration of Life” on February 16th, 2:00 pm at Withlacoochie
State Park, Dade City, FL., at the end of River Road. There will be a water burial with the dolphins
at a date to be announced.

Condolences can be sent to FLAMATTINGLY@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent
to HPH Hospice, 37439 Clinton Ave, Dade City, FL 33525.
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ANNA THERESA THOMPSON

Anna Theresa Thompson, 71, died at Munroe Regional Medical Center on January 23, 2013. She was born in Akron, Ohio where she attended Firestone Park Baptist Church. She moved to this area from Akron in 1979.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview for 22 years where she sang in the choir, participated in mission trips, Helping Hands and Women in Truth and was a member of Florida Worship Choir. She worked at JC Penney for 30 years.

Anna is survived by her husband, Leroy Thompson, Ocala; son and daughter-in-law, James and Belinda Thompson, Ocala; daughter Leigh-Anna Thompson, Orlando; brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Teri Rubino, Ocala; one granddaughter Shawna and 2 great-grandchildren Gabe and Farris.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Belleview, 6107 SE Agnew Road, at 3 PM, February 2, 2013 with Rev. Ronald S. Walker and Rev. Stan Hannan officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 1 – 3 PM. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.
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                                                                Brett William Heath

Heath, Brett William, 48, of Ocala, passed away suddenly on January 23, 2013 @ ORMC. He is now at peace in Heaven with his Creator.

Brett was born in Binghamton, NY, on September 26, 1964, also living on the Susquehanna River in Great Bend, PA, until he moved to Ocala in 1974. Brett was an Ocala resident for 38 years.

He was preceded in death by his Father, William James Heath; Survived by his Mother, Gail Walker, Ocala; Sister, Cindy Heath-Neu, Palm Coast, loyal employee and friend of 12 years, Herbert Treasure, Ocala and his best friend of 28 years, Debra Flanagan, Ocala.

Brett was a self-employed Irrigation Contractor with 30 years experience in his field, who along with Debra opened his own company in 1997. Brett took great pride in his work and had very high business ethics and values. He will be truly missed and remembered by his customers, some of whom he built valuable friendships with over many years. Brett was a wonderful “animal father” had a deep spiritual connection with Nature, especially trees; he was an avid hiker, farmer, gardener, fisherman, camper, and football fan (Go Jets!).

Please share your memories @ robertsfuneralhome.com, and in lieu of flowers, please donate to “Save the Redwoods”.

Call 352-304-6981 for information on his private Celebration of Life Date and time.

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Scott J. Swift

Scott J. Swift, 47, of St. Petersburg, passed away on January 22nd after a courageous fight with cancer.

Scott was passionate about St. Petersburg politics; a devoted friend of Bill W; a talented musician, playing for local bands like “Talk to Mark”; and an accomplished triathlete.

Scott is preceded in death by his father, Donald Swift, and his mother, Dorothy “Doodle” Swift. He is survived by 2 brothers, Donald M. Swift and Ronald A. Swift; companion Jennifer Gross, all of St. Petersburg, and many cousins and loved ones.

A service is planned Saturday, February 2nd at 5 p.m. at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 9 St. N, immediately followed by a big celebration of Scott’s life at ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

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January 24, 2013

Lucile Doud Skaggs Stewart

Lucile Doud Skaggs Stewart, 96, passed away Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at Ocala Regional after a brief illness.

She was born in New Orleans, LA, on Feb 25, 1916 to the late Dr. Blanche and Noel Judson Doud and grew up in Jacksonville, FL.

Lucile was active in the Ocala Women’s Club. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Ocala and belonged to the Faith Church Circle. Lucile was also a member of the Womens Auxillary of the Elks Club, and was retired from the Marion County Tax Appraiser’s office where she worked as a Receptionist. Lucile loved any occasion to gather with her many friends and family.

She is preceded in death by 2 husbands, Allen O. Skaggs Jr.; Robert Lee Stewart, and sister, Constance Ogier. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Fred) Thierer, Nancy (Don) Werhner; Grandchildren, Allen (Jamie) Thierer; Ashley (Grant) Rembert, Kim (Bill) Atkins; Carey Mack; Nicole Werhner; Donnie Werhner; 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a gathering on Saturday, Jan 26 from 11:00 until 11:30 when a celebration of life will take place, at Roberts Bruce Chapel East, 2739 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala.

For those that wish donations may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Please view and sign our online guestbook at:

www.robertsfuneralhomes.com

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Betty Jane Miner

Betty Jane Miner, 89, of Belleview, Florida joined her loving husband, John P. Miner, Jr. and daughter, Linda Ray, in her heavenly home, on Friday, January 18, 2013.

Betty was a devoted wife and mother and served her Lord faithfully.  Was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview, FL, loved caring for her  family , sewing and doing various crafts.

Betty is survived by 5 children – 3 daughters, Joyce Parker Schaible (Roger), Belleview; Sherry Rice, Ormand Beach;  Delores Register, Chipley, FL  and  2 sons – John P. Miner III (Pat), Pembroke Pines, FL; Donald W. Miner, Belleview;  15 grand-children, 38 great grandchildren  and  1 great grandson.

 Visitation was held  at  Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview on Tuesday , January  22, 2013 from 5 PM to 7 PM.Funeral Services was held at First Baptist Church of Belleview on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11 AM. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the First Baptist Bible Ministry   to  continue  to spread God’s Word.

Send online condolences to

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Catherine R. “Tiny” Blackwood

Catherine R. “Tiny” Blackwood, 92, died January 7, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in Jamaica and moved to this area from Brooklyn in 1984.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Belleview and a former member of Ebenezer Gospel Tabernacle for 39 years where she served in the Ladies Aide, choir and was a children’s Sunday School teacher. She was a union delegate for Knitgoods Workers Union for many years.

Tiny was one of seven siblings all of whom preceeded her in death. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3:30 pm, January 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 6107 SE Agnew Road, Belleview with Rev. Ronald S. Walker officiating.

Visitation was one hour prior to service.Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

Online condolences may be sent

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Julie H. Barnes

Julia H. Barnes, 86, of Ocala, passed away Monday, January 22, 2013.

She was born Julia Elizabeth Humphrey on Oct. 26, 1926 in Galveston, Texas, and moved to Lake Weir, Fl in 1942.

Julia graduated from Weirsdale High School in 1944 and studied at the University Of Florida. In 1947, she married Casper W. (Billy) Barnes Jr., beginning a 66 year love affair. Julia was a ardent tennis player, an intrepid sailor and a supreme homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Billy; sister, Mary Maynard Humphrey and a very special niece, Sharon Shepherd Crabtree.

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January 17, 2013

Elizabeth Darleen Worth

Elizabeth Darleen Worth, 49, died on January 11, 2013 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama and was a child care giver.

She is survived by her fiancé Kenneth Blackmon; children Kristopher Blackmon, Belleview; daughter, Rebecca Mozell, Ft. Wainwright, Fairbanks AK, Eston Worth and Randy Worth, both of Okeechobee, FL and; mother, Wilda Lavone Lee, Belleview; sister, Wilda Eleene Every, Belleview; brother, Roy D. Lee, Belleview and 6 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Crum Cemetery, Summerfield, with Bishop James Varnum officiating. A viewing will be held one half hour prior to the service. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

Online condolences may be sent

www.hiers-balxey.com
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June Douglas

June Douglas, 82, was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Radcliffe, Great Britain; she died Jan. 10, 2013 in Summerfield, FL. 

She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.  She is survived by her son, Brian Douglas.  June was preceded in death by her late husband, William. 

Visitation Monday, January 21st 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352-245-2424. Funeral mass  will be held Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Belleview.

Sentiments may be left online www.hiers-baxley.com.

January 10, 2013

MARGARET N. LEGG

Margaret N. Legg, 82, passed away on January 3, 2013. Born on October 20, 1930 in Statesboro,
Georgia, Mrs. Legg moved to the area from Orlando, Florida, in 1975.

  Mrs. Legg was the owner and operator of Legg’s Nursery for many years. She was of the protestant
faith. Margaret enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, flowers, and family reunions.

  She is preceded in death by her son, Richard Bolton. She is survived by her daughter, Renee (David)
Mathews and grandson, D.J. Mathews, who reside in Summerfield, Florida.

A funeral service for Mrs. Legg will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services in Belleview with visitation one half hour prior at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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 BOB GILLEY, JR.

Bob Gilley, Jr., 57, of Summerfield, passed away suddenly and entered into heaven Monday,
January 7, 2013.  Bob was a devoted, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, son,
brother and uncle. He served his country in the United States Navy, two terms and received
two Bronze Stars.  After his service he went to work for Lockheed Martin in Ocala and worked there for over 30 years.  His hobby was his family.

 He was predeceased by his father, Bob Gilley, Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Debbie Gilley; two daughters, Stacy, Candy (Doug); son, James; three grandchildren, Kayla, Kyle, Briana; mother, Marge Gilley, Ocala; two brothers, Mike (Barbara) Gilley, Dan Gilley and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 11, 2013 at Open Door Community Church, 5200 SE 145th St. Summerfield, Florida with Rev. Warren Hardaway officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview Chapel 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, Florida.

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January 3, 2013

Frank E. Schatzman, Jr.

Frank E. Schatzman, Jr., died at his residence on December 24, 2012. He was born in Newark, New Jersey.

He was a retired executive for Western Electric Company. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview where he enjoyed volunteering.

He is survived by wife, Jane K. Schatzman; daughters, Colleen Moberg and Susan Schatzman; sons, Robert Schatzman, John Cadott, Joseph Cadott, Jeffrey Cadott and James Cadott; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 10 am, Friday, January 4, 2013, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE Highway 301, Belleview with Fr. David Vivero officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Theresa Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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Helma E. Rhodes

Helma E. Rhodes age 74 years, passed away peacefully December 25, 2012, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Robert; daughters, Petra, Helena, Charlene; grandsons, Robert, and Steven; granddaughter, Venessa; great-granddaughter, Haley Michelle.

She has found her way through the gates of Heaven on this glorious day into the loving arms of God and Jesus to join her grandson, Jason; and son-in-law, Jim who she missed so dearly.

All those who wish to attend are welcome to her graveside service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Monday, January 7, 2013 1:30 PM.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be given to Wounded Warrior Project, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service 352-753-8353.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Bill Ray Stevens

Bill Ray Stevens, 78, died at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, on December 30, 2012. He was born in Beatrice, Nebraska and moved here from the Keys in 1984.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview and was the owner/operator of Marko’s Subs & Pizzas. Mr. Stevens was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patty Stevens; daughter and son in law, Julie and Jeff Stevens Hamlin; son and daughter in law David and Vicki Stevens; grandchildren, Evan Hamlin, Jeffrey Stevens, and Danielle Stevens; sister in law and brother-in-law, Christa and  Dann Leubner; sister, Gloria Stevens Johnson brother-in-law, Mark Hemmerle and niece, Kayla Leubner.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE US 301, Belleview with Fr. David Vivero officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held one half hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.
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December 27, 2012

TROY HAGINS SR.

Mr. Hagins, 81, of Summerfield, was born in Ocala, Florida on March 7, 1931 to Ana Hardy and Harold Hagins. He graduated from Howard Academy in 1949.

Troy worked for the City of Belleview for many years. After retiring from the city, he and his lifelong friend James Rainey started their business, Belleview Underground. He retired in 1996.

Corporal Hagins served during the Korean War with the 472nd Signal Battalion.

Troy is survived by his children Phyllis, Cincinnati OH; Vincent, Green Acres FL; Percy (Cynthia), Anna and Angulette, Ocala FL; Sheila, Troy D. and Katrina, Summerfield, FL; Calvin, Fort Belvoir VA; and Christopher, Tallahassee FL; brothers Leroy (Maggie), Tampa FL; Simuel, James, and Rodney, Ocala FL; sisters LaVerne, Fayetteville NC; Vera and Eloise, Ocala FL; and Callie (Larry), Annapolis MD; 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and one aunt, Pansy Hagins Bolden, Temple Terrace FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Troy is preceded in death by sons Troy Jr., Anthony, Curtis; granddaughter Angel, and brothers Alonza and Harold Jr.

A viewing was held Friday, December 21, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday until time of service.

Memorial service for Troy were held on Saturday, December 22, at 11 a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL Interment ws in Mt. Pelier Cemetery, SE 135th Street, Belleview. FL.

Arrangements by Golden’s Funeral Home, 210 N. Penn Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789.

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December 20, 2012

RICHARD BRADFORD HEATON, SR.
Mr. Heaton, 76, of Summerfield, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Thursday, December 13, 2012.

He was born October 29, 1936 in Providence, RI to the late Lemuel and Lois (Price) Heaton.  He moved to Summerfield in 1969.

Mr. Heaton was a veteran of the United States Army.  He had a lifelong love of automobiles, employed early in his career as a mechanic then as a successful Service Manager for more than 20 years until retiring from Tri-County Automotive.

He enjoyed amateur radios and working on his farm, but he joyously dedicated most of his free time to his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Heaton; children, Barbara Heaton, Rick (Vicky) Heaton and Deby (David) Ware; grandchildren, Amy (Matt), Dale, Courtney and Bud; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler and Emma and brothers Robert (Marilyn) Heaton and Ronald (Barbara) Heaton.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 – 7 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hite.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

James Edward “Ed” Richards

James Edward “Ed” Richards, 85, passed away December 16, 2012. Mr. Richards was born August 1, 1927 in Fort Meade, Florida to James and Louise (Womack) Richards.

Ed proudly served his county as Merchant Marine and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Agriculture. Mr. Richards went to work for the USDA and then was the Director for the Hillsborough County Extension Service. Upon retirement in 1986, Ed and his wife Myra moved to Summerfield from Brandon, Florida.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerfield where he served as treasurer for 13 years and also served as a Deacon. He was well known in the community for hosting and annual “Syrup Sop”, carrying on an old family tradition.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, growing a garden, and working on his farm. He also loved animals.

His is most proud of his family who survives him, wife of 58 years, Myra; three children, son, Keith E. Richards, Summerfield, FL; daughter, Cindy Glaze, Weeki Wachee, FL; son, Jimmy Richards, Leesburg, FL; three sisters, Martha Crowder, Lakeland, FL; Becky Eagerton, Port Charlotte, FL; Leah Richards, Fort Meade, FL; four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Funeral services for Mr. Richards will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:00 am, First Baptist Church of Summerfield. Sentiment may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview.

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Russell Edward Hennis

Born November 26, 1932 in Fairmont, WV; died December 14, 2012 in The Villages, FL.

He attended Ascension Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL.  He was a 32nd Degree Mason. He served our country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was active in his children’s high school sports and other youth sports.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Ann Tonia Hennis of Summerfield, FL; sons, Mark E. Hennis of Cunningham, TN, and Donald Hennis of Callahan, FL; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012  11:00 AM at Ascension Lutheran Church.  Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, Belleview. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

December 13, 2012


Charles Baker

Charles Baker, 75, of Ocklawaha, passed away at Oakhurst Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ocala on December 6, 2012.

Mr. Baker was a longtime resident of Ocklawaha. He was a retired master carpenter in the construction business. An avid outdoorsman, Mr Baker, particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his son Robby Baker of South Florida, grandson Eric Baker of Ocala, and two great granddaughters, Angelic and Allisa, both of Ocala.  He is preceded in death by his devoted wife of 57 years Carol.

A graveside service was held at 2 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Ocklawaha Community Cemetery, which he cared after for many, many years.  Pastor Ernie Weiss will officiate the services.  Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.  Online condolences may be left at www.Hiers-Baxley.com

December 6, 2012

William Albert Sterbinsky

William Albert Sterbinsky – 93. Born May 14, 1921 in Pringle, PA; died Nov. 30, 2012 in Belleview, FL.

A Charter member of the Knights of Columbus, and St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mr. Sterbinsky worked as a federal investigator for the US Government. He enjoyed clowning as “P-Nuts The Clown” barbering, and fishing.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Margaret of Belleview, FL; son, Jerry (Licia) of Belleview, FL; grandsons, William (Judit) of Sarasota, FL, and STG 3 Sterbinsky, Phillip, US Navy; and great-granddaughter, Lily of Sarasota, FL.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Wed., Dec. 5, 2012 10:00 AM at St. Theresa Catholic Church, with visitation being one hour prior at the church. Following the mass, interment with honors was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Marion County, or St. Theresa Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview 352-245-2424.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

Robert William Jolin

Robert William Jolin, 83, died at his residence Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and moved to this area 10 years ago. He was Episcopalian by faith and worked in construction doing paving and excavation.

Mr. Jolin is survived by his companion, Elizabeth Vizard and wonderful friends in Florida; sons, John Jolin and Dana Jolin; daughters, Veronica Ruffo and Venus Jolin; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 7 pm, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, Fr. Stephen Dass officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.

Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Norma Lee Talarek Davis

Norma Lee Talarek nee Davis, 73. Born to George & Mildred Davis on January 16, 1939 in Washington, IN; and passed away November 27, 2012 in The Villages, FL.

She graduated from Washington High School, Washington, IN; and from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN with a Bachelor’s degree.  She taught at Harding School in Hammond, IN, and left the teaching profession to raise her children.  Later she returned to teaching at Kolling School in St. John, IN.

Norma attended Village View Community Church, Summerfield, FL. She loved gardening, singing, and volunteering at Wildwood Soup Kitchen; but her greatest joy was love of God and her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Eugene of The Villages, FL; daughters, Karen (Matt) Petit of San Antonio, FL, and Kathryn (David) Bowling of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Rachel Petit, Nicholas, Nathan, and Hayden Bowling; sisters, Ginny (Bill) Goodwin of The Villages, FL, Margie Porter of Washington, IN.  She is preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Lehr.

Funeral service were held Mon, Dec. 3, 2012 11:00 AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, FL 352-753-8353; with visitation one hour prior.  Inurnment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

November 29, 2012

Ramona Willis

Ramona Willis, 83, of Weirsdale passed away at The Villages Regional Hospital, Monday, November 19, 2012.

A native of Cleveland, OK, she moved to this area from South Florida 36 years ago.

Mrs. Willis was a devoted homemaker who adored her family and loved NASCAR.

She is survived by her daughter Carolyn (Dallas) Penzo of Alpharetta, GA; son Gerald (Dorothy) Willis of East Lake Weir; daughters Charlotte (Kenny) Smallwood, and Debbie (Jerry) Silcox of Weirsdale; sons Tim (Lynn) Willis of LaBelle, FL; Jimmy Willis of Weirsdale; brother Terry McDaniel, FL grandchildren Crystal Casas, Craig Silcox, and Grady Willis; and great grandchildren Ethan and Caleb Casas.

A graveside service was held at 2 pm on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Greenwood Cemetery, Weirsdale.  Online condolences may be left at www.hiers-baxley.com

MARGARET MARIE WALDRON

Margaret Marie Waldron, 91, of Belleview, passed away November 25, 2012 at Hawthorne Health and Rehab in Ocala.  She was born in Live Oak, Florida to James Herbert Hogan and Allie  Mae Carter.  She was a home maker and member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and the Eastern Star #44 in Gainesville where she made her home before moving to Belleview in July of 2004.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband John W. Waldron, son Jim Waldron and parents Herbert and Allie Mae Carter.

 She is survived by daughter in law, Sandra Waldron, grandchildren Jason, Clay and Kelly, great grandchildren Jayson, Fisher, and Ally.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in McAlpin, FL.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service from 12:00-1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474.  Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528.  Please sign the guestbook at www.forestmeadowsfh.com.

November 22, 2012

Terrence Charles Bishop

Terence Charles Bishop, 70, of Belleview, Florida passed away after an arduous battle with cancer on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Kindred Care Hospital/Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine to Fred and June Bishop, he lived half of his life in Maine, Wisconsin and New Jersey and was a resident of Belleview, Florida for 35 years.

He was a professional truck driver for over 40 years. He had a wonderful sense of
humor and enjoyed a good practical joke. He had great compassion and love of animals
and rescued many a stray and unwanted pet. A lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers,
enjoyed County music, going dancing, shooting pool, playing horse shoes, a good
cookout, traveling and playing computer game Qbeez.

Terence was an extremely loving husband to his wife and best friend of 40 years
Vivian Kay Bishop whom he had known since their teens. Terence was the proud
father of five children, three daughters: Crystal Bishop of Ocala, Florida, Elena Jones and
her husband William Edgar Jones of Ocala, Florida, Julie Ann Bishop of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and two sons: David Bishop of Wautoma, Wisconsin, Terence Bishop, Jr., of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Terence had nine

grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two beloved
sisters: Alice Dean of Melbourne, Florida and Susan Breystpaak of McHenry, Illinois,
as well as nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a Chapel Service at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Servivces on 5946 SE Robinson Rd,
Belleview, Florida at 2:00 pm on Saturday December 1, 2012.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Terence’s name to Marion County Human
Society, PO Box 1542, Ocala, FL 34478 or American Cancer Society/Lung Cancer, 2201 SE 30th
Ave, Suite 301, Ocala FL 34471.

Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

James Franklin Suchoski

James Franklin Suchoski, 75, of Candler, FL passed away peacefully at home with his family at
his side on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Born in Youngstown, Ohio he moved to Candler in 1951
from New Brighton, PA.

He owned and operated Candler Heating and Air Conditioning with his wife since 1963. He enjoyed
spending time with his wife, family and part-time farming.  He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic
Church, a long-time 7:30 am Sunday Mass usher, and a member of Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart
Council #8012 of Belleview.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rosalie, which was his proudest accomplishment; two
daughters, Debra Boswell (Alex) and Pam Horan (John), five grandchildren, Michelle, Allyson, Nicole,
Jonathan, and Krysten; two great granddaughters, Maelynn and Hayden.

The family received friends and relatives at a gathering to be held on Tuesday from 5 -7 p.m. at
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview.  Mass celebrating his life
was held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE Highway
301, Belleview at 10 a.m.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, FL.

For expressions of sympathy visit www.hiers-baxley.com

November 15, 2012

Joseph Edward Abernathy

Joseph Edward Abernathy born October 25, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas to Robert and Freda Payne Abernathy
; died November 4, 2012 in The Villages, Florida.  He moved to Jefferson City, MO in 1945 and graduated from
Jefferson City High School, Class of 1947.

He faithfully served our country during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy. Upon honorable discharge from
military service, he attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO and graduated in 1957 with a BS
Degree in Business Administration.

Joe was employed as the first fiscal officer for the City of Jefferson and later worked for the Missouri Law
Enforcement Assistance Council.  He retired in 1993 from the Missouri Supreme Court as Comptroller of
the State Courts Administrator’s office.

Survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Joyce, The Villages, FL; sons, Mark of Jefferson City, Matthew,
Jefferson City, and Michael (Laurie) of Indianola, IA; grandchildren, Christina, Brandon, and Brittany all of
Indianola, IA, and many “special” nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, twin brothers, Robert and William, and sister, Cora Beth (Corky) Canale.
Private memorial service to be held at later in Jefferson City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Wounded Warrior Project, Make A Wish Foundation, or any
charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages,
FL 352-753-8353. Sentiments may be left online www.hiers-baxley.com

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Davis Bates Deibert

Davis Bates Deibert, 88, of Altoona, Florida died at home on November 8th, 2012. He was born on
December 27th, 1923.

Davis was a World War II Navy Veteran.

He is survived by his twin brother Charles E. Deibert of Elkton, MD; Gene Taylor of Colorado Springs,
CO; Ann Herstine of Leland, N.C; and Frank Deibert of North East MD.

He was proceeded in death by his loving wife Emily Spence Deibert and his two brothers, Foster
Deibert and Jack Deibert.

Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Downtown Chapel, 622-4141; 606 SW 2nd Avenue,
Ocala, FL, 34471

                                       Walter Eugene Donaldson

Walter Eugene Donaldson, 88, Ocala, FL, passed away at home with his family at his side on Monday,
November 12, 2012.

He was a Navy veteran of WWII, serving as an anti-aircraft gunner aboard the USS LSC (L) 3-116. He performed
duties as aerial gunner on SBD-5 dive bombers assigned to USS Lexington and USS Saratoga battle groups.
He participated in every major naval battle in the pacific theater. Walter went on to become the Master Printer
for the Washington Post retiring after 28 years.

 He is predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Donaldson in July of 1998 and his daughter, Virginia
Lee Gibson in February 2010.

He is survived by son, Walter Donaldson Jr. (wife Carole), Birmingham, AL; 2 daughters, Lou Ann Rock, Ocala,
FL; and Mary Ellen Wolf (husband Steven), Fairfax Station, VA; 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, Nov 16, 11:30 am, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. with full
military honors. Arrangements by Roberts Downtown Chapel, (352)622-4141, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala Fl 34471.
Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.robertsfuneralhomes.com
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November 8, 2012

Mrs. Ann (Coker) Clark

Ann Clark – 61 of Philadelphia, MS, passed away of a massive heart attack
on Tuesday, October 23rd.

She was born February 17, 1951 in Ocala, FL. She
lived in Marion County most of her life until she got married and moved to MS.

Ann was a homemaker and faithful member of Walnut Grove Worship Center,
where she was active in the work of the church.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband James Clark of Philadelphia, MS
, one son, Michael Gray of Tenn., two daughters, Terri Sandesford, Jackson, MS.
and Sarah Ann (Danny) Luke of Forrest, MS. three step-sons, Homer (Deshawna) Clark,
ARK, Bobby Clark, MS and Jamie (Tammy) Clark, Philadelphia, MS. Mother,
Mildred Coker, Belleview, FL, Sisters, Joyce (Kevin) Gallagher, San Mateo, FL,
Janice (Brian) Coker, Mt. Dora, FL, and Sandra (Ken) Wagner, Leesburg, FL.
Twelve grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her father Leon Coker, brother Dennis Coker, and
sister Lori O’Hara Yates.

Funeral services were at 10:00 am, October 26th at Christian Life Church with Rev.
Wesley Lovern and Rev. Hank Pilgrim officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery
under the direction of John E. Stephens Funeral Home, Philadelphia MS.

She will be sadly missed by all her family.

November 1, 2012

                     DONALD ROSMARIN

Donald (Don) Rosmarin, 82, of Belleview, passed away October 29, 2012. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 20, 1930.  He moved to Hialeah, FL in 1962, then to Belleview in 1969. This October 9th he celebrated 58 years of marriage to Lois Ernst Rosmarin. He is also survived by his five children: Sharon, Charles, Joseph, Jeffery, and Lora, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In Hialeah he was in Civil Air Patrol. He was active in his church at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, where he served as lecturer, choir member and CCD. In the 70’s he was Scout Master for Troop 570. He was a school bus driver for Marion County and worked at 10 – 4 CB Store and Microdyne Corp. He loved farming, raising animals, and hunting with his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Monday, November 5, 2012 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE Highway 301, Belleview with burial at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala. Visitation will be at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview from 4 – 6 PM, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.  Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

                    Donna L. Kottom

Donna Luaine (Poortinga) Kottom, 77, entered into eternal rest Monday, October 29, 2012.

Born in Osceola, Iowa she was the daughter of the late Louis and Vivian (Forbes) Poortinga.  She was a bookkeeper for many years and moved here with her late husband Kenneth from Ramona, California in 2005. She enjoyed Country & Western music with Glenn Campbell, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline among her favorite artists. Donna was an avid sports fan enthusiastically following football, baseball and soccer.  She liked to bowl and play golf. She was most proud of her loving son Michael and her dear grandchildren.

Donna was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Kottom and by her infant sister Judith.  She leaves behind many to cherish her memory, including her loving son, Michael S. Fortner and wife Peggy, of Ocala, FL.,  a brother, John Poortinga and wife Myrna of Ramona, CA, a sister, Patty Martin and husband Stan of Iowa City, Iowa, her aunts Ava Lea Boyle of Greenfield, Iowa and Shirley Collins of Leon, Iowa, a half-brother Marlin Gariepy of Reno, Nevada, half-sisters, Kathy Martin and husband Dale of Bend, Oregon and Debbie Chavez and husband Al of Riverside, California, her step-mother Peggy Poortinga of Joshua Tree, California, step-daughters, Vicki Lindgren and husband (Alan) of Rush City Minnesota, Stacy Kottom of Minnesota, Marsha Fortner of Long Beach, California, brothers-in-law Andy Collin of Escondido, California, Michael Kottom and wife Kathy of Eagle Bend, Minnesota, Doug Kottom of Minnesota, sister-in-law Lavonne Thrun and husband Jerry of Minnesota, (10) grandchildren, (2) great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 4982 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 at 2 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sylvia’s Hospice House c/o Hospice of Marion County or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.co

Ann Coker, Gray, Clark

Ann Clark, 61 of Philadelphia MS, formerly of Belleview, FL passed away very unexpectedly on Tuesday, October, 23rd, 2012.

She attended Belleview Elementary and Lake Weir High before getting married and moving to MS. She was a homemaker and very devoted member of Walnut Grove Worship Center, where she was an active worker in the church.

Survivors are her husband James Clark, Phil, MS; son Michael Gray, Tenn; daughter Terri Sanderford, Jackson, MS and Sarah (Danny) Luke of Forrest MS; Stepsons Homer Clark (Deshawna), Arkansas; Bobby Clark, Kemper City MS; and Jamie (Tammy) Clark, Phil. MS. 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, Mother Mildred Coker, Belleview, FL; Sisters Joyce (Kevin) Gallagher, Janice (Brian) Coker, Mt. Dora, FL; and Sandra (Ken) Wagner, Leesburg, FL.

Predeceased by her father Leon Coker; brother Dennis Coker; and sister Lori Marilyn Coker, O’Hara, Yates.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 26th, at Christian Life Church with Rev. Wesley Lovern and Rev. Hank Pilgrim officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of John E. Stephens Funeral Home, Phil. MS.

She is sadly missed by her family and church family.

October 25, 2012

Peter William Hunkus

Peter William Hunkus, age 92, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012.  Born April 13, 1920 in Cokeburg, PA, he was the son of Frank and Mary Hunkus.  He was a former resident of Belleview, FL and Vernon and Kinsman, OH.  At the time of his passing he was residing in Howell, MI.

He was a 1936 graduate of Vernon High School in Vernon, OH, World War II veteran and a recipient of five bronze stars having served in Europe.  He was a retired millwright for the former Schaffer Equipment Co. of Warren, OH. and a former volunteer fireman for the Burghill, OH fire department.  He was a member of the Kinsman, OH Masonic Lodge.

He was the beloved husband of Adelaide (Boeving) Hunkus whom he married in Castle Shannon, PA on September 5, 1948.  Loving father of Pete (Marjorie) Hunkus of Kinsman, OH, Duarrae (Terry) Shoenberger of Hartland, MI, Stephen Hunkus of Collierville, TN and Michael (Candy) Hunkus of Summerfield, FL.  He is survived by 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Five of his grandchildren are here in the Summerfield area, Nicholas, Hannah, Kassandra, Jonathan and Joshua Hunkus.

A brief memorial service will be held at SonShine Ministries Church on Sunday, October 29th at approximately 11:30 am immediately following the 10 am morning worship service.

Interment will be in Vernon Ohio at a later date.  (The service will be held on C-25 directly across from the fire tower and next to Kimberly’s hair salon.)

Memorial contributions are suggested to SonShine Ministries Church on C-25 in  Belleview FL. where his son Michael is the current pastor.  Ground breaking ceremonies for the new church building will be in November or December.  Peter Hunkus would be honored to know that he furthered the kingdom of God.

Patrick “Bill” McGibney

Patrick “Bill” McGibney was born April 20, 1944 in New York, NY; died October 20, 2012 in The Villages, FL. He lived in Monroe, NY and has lived in The Villages for 11 years.

Bill faithfully served our country in the US Army and was a retired NYCPD Homicide Detective. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church Men’s Guild, 10-13 Club, Shamrock Irish-American Club, The Celtic Club, The Mini-Cooper Club, Bronx Club, and Operation Shoebox. Bill loved jogging, golfing, bocce, and all sports & movie trivia.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; daugthter, Deidre Lechowski of Seeley Lake, MT; son, James McGibney of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Patricia McGibney of Palm Bay, FL; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial mass will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM.  Interment will be at a later date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army, or Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-The Villages. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

October 18, 2012

Winters B. Hames, Jr.

Winters B. Hames, Jr., of Belleview, FL and Moultonborough, NH, passed peacefully away on
October 11, 2012, in Laconia,
New Hampshire after a short illness. He was the oldest of nine children of Winters B. Hames,
Sr. and Mary Eleanor (Abshier)
Hames, born on September 10, 1922, in Belleview, Florida.

He graduated from Ocala High School in 1940 and immediately enlisted in the Navy where he
spent the next 20 years.
While in the Navy he served in the South Pacific during World War II as a hospital corpsman
among some of the fiercest
island fighting in the islands. He also spent three winters supporting the exploration of
Antarctica. He retired with honors in 1960 at the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston then
graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1963 and completed his Master’s
program at the University of South Carolina in 1985.

He joined the US Public Health Service and served as the acting Director and Chief of
Operations of the Nation’s Hospital and Medical Facility (Hill-Burton) program in the
mid 70’s.

In 1977 he joined a mortgage and investment banking firm in Boston that specialized in
financing hospital and nursing home construction.

He retired for good in 1984 and spent his time in New Hampshire, Florida, Hawaii, and
traveling. While traveling he and his wife Janet were proud to say they had spent the
night in all 50 states. He always considered Belleview home, and he always returned
there. He took great pride in his 25 years of writing columns for the Voice of South Marion.

Family, genealogy and showing people a good time were important to Winters. He supported
the Annual Abshier-Hames Family Reunion in any way that he was asked and always
attended.

He loved to take his Mother and Aunt Vivian, among other family members, to
New Hampshire for a couple weeks after
the reunion each year.

Winters was raised in The First Baptist Church of Belleview, and in his
married life he joined and taught Sunday School at The Methodist Church in Narragansett,
RI. While in Belleview during retirement years he attended The United Methodist
Church of Belleview.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman and loved the St. Louis Cardinals which he came to
love as a child with his father.
He shared the love of fishing with his mother and enjoyed fishing with her on Lake
Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
He was a member of the Lion’s Club, Masons, Shriners, and a life time member of the
South Marion Historical Society.

He was the husband of the late Eileen Doolan Hames and the late Janet Herbert Hames.
He was the brother of Milton, Donald,
Violet Law, Dean (Inez), Gene (Phyllis), Mary Ann McIntyre, and Peek (Linda) Hames. He was
predeceased by his brother Frank.
He leaves three sons, Winters B. III (Carolyn), Ronald (Nancy), and John Hames and a
step-daughter Debbie (Dennis) Lerra. He
leaves grandchildren Winters B. IV (Emily), Brendan (Kate), Seamus (Arleen), Sara, Max and
Sean Hames and two step-grandsons Michael and Chris Lerra.

He also got to spend time with his three great-granddaughters and watch his oldest,
Elizabeth Rose, catch her first fish at his 90th Birthday Party in which he took a huge
delight. His other great granddaughters are Ella Eileen and Quinn Catherine.

There will be a service at The Belleview United Methodist Church on Saturday the 20th
of October 2012. Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM and the Funeral will start at 4:00 PM.

Winters will be honored to have grandchildren W.B., Brendan, Seamus, Sara, Max and
Sean serving as Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be siblings Milton, Donald,
Gene, Dean, Mary Ann and Peek.

Immediately following the funeral he will be buried with Full Military Honors at the
Belleview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to the Winnipesaukee Wellness
Center, PO Box 184, Center Harbor, NH 03226.
Winters was a founding member of the Center in 1999 and enjoyed exercising and
learning healthy habits there.

October 11, 2012

 

Herbert Lyle Freel

Herbert Lyle Freel 82, passed away October 2, 2012. Mr. Freel was born at home in Wellman, Iowa on February 6, 1930 to Clifford and Lela Freel. December 24, 1950, he married Darlene Virginia Dickson. They were married 61 years, until Darlene’s death July 5, 2012. Mr. Freel lived and worked in Iowa for the first 30 years of his marriage. His occupational love was dairy cattle. He owned and operated several dairy farms and later became a business entrepreneur. He moved his family to Ocklawaha, Florida in 1979. Mr. Freel then became owner and president of Charles McArthur Dairies, Inc., the largest dairy farm in the US at that time. He was also president of Transworld Foods, Inc., a farming and seed selling enterprise. Mr. Freel is survived by sons, Bill (Megan) Freel and Steve(Janis) Freel; daughters, Nancy(Eddie) Shelton, Dana(Pat) Telese, and Denise(David) Enochs; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, and son Terry Freel (July 1972). The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1030 am at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Belleview, Florida. Visitation was held one hour prior to service. Vault interment will be at Candler Cemetery, Candler, FL. In lieu of flowers, Herb can be celebrated with contributions to Ocklawaha United Methodist Church. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

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Robert Leo Blake

Robert Leo Blake – 67, passed away October 5, 2012. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa May 19, 1948, Mr. Blake moved to Belleview from DeWitt, Iowa in 1985. Before retirement, Robert worked as a receiver/shipper. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Blake was of the Methodist faith and a member of the American Legion Post 284. He enjoyed telling stories and jokes, putting models together, and especially loved NASCAR. Robert was survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Brandi (Jay) Simmons, Belleview, FL; Becky Evans, Ocala, FL; sister, Diane (David) Petersen, DeWitt, IA; three grandchildren, Megan, Joseph, and Jason, and two great grandchildren, Lukas and Amelia. A memorial service for Mr. Blake will be held Monday, October 15, 2012, 10:30 am, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview with a committal service immediately following at 12:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.

October 4, 2012

Frances B. Beasley

Frances B. Beasley, 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Fran started her journey for home in Heaven to join her beloved husband, Bud. Together they loved camping, baseball, and NASCAR racing. She worked at Warner Robins AFB in Macon, Georgia for 27 years and was a member of the American Legion Post 284 in Belleview, FL. She enjoyed spending time with her many close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Beasley. She leaves behind her 2 step children, Ron and Kim Beasley of Seymour, IN, 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a number of loving, dear friends. There was a memorial service for Fran on Monday, October 1st at 10:00 am at the Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 SE Brown Rd., 352-245-2100. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, East Chapel, Ocala.

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Hollace W. Lewis

 Hollace W. Lewis, 77, was born January 18, 1935 in Scottsville, Kentucky; died October 1, 2012 in Summerfield, Florida. He served our country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Lewis worked as a Forest Ranger for 36 years in the State of Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mildred of Belleview, FL; son, Gilbert of Belleview, FL. Preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother. Private service will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements entrusted with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview 352-245-2424. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley. com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Marion County.

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September 27, 2012

CHARLES V. LOWERY

 Charles V. Lowery, 85, of Summerfield, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Born in Bartow, FL he was the son of the late William and Mary (Fortner) Lowery. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and later received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy. He was a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in architecture. He began his career with the State of Florida designing and building schools throughout the state and later was chief architect and school planner for Broward County. Subsequently he became a private builder and developer of commercial properties. Charles retired and moved to Summerfield in 1978 from Ft. Lauderdale and became a citrus grower in the Lake Weir area. He enjoyed country music and was an avid photographer. He was of the Baptist faith. He leaves his beloved wife Suzanne H. (West) Lowery, his son Steven P. Lowery of Summerfield, (2) grandchildren, William C. Lowery, Jr. and Chance Lowery both of Michigan and (4) great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Mary Katherine Lowery and a son William C. Lowery.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL at 2 PM. Burial will be private and at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Weirsdale. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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Edward Albert Michaud

Edward Albert Michaud, 69, went home to be with the Lord on September 19, 2012 surrounded by his immediate family. Edward was born August 9, 1943 in Presque Isle, Maine to Thomas and Lillian (Bear) Michaud. Edward lived with his foster family, John and Albertha Cyr most of his entire youth in Caribou. Edward attended and graduated Caribou High School in 1963. He immediately joined the U. S. Army, serving in Germany from 1963 – 1966. He married Jean (Olmstead) Michaud in February 1968. Edward was employed by the U. S. Postal Service in Bridgeport, CT and Ocala, FL for 42 years. Edward is a member of the Houlton, Maine Band of Maliseet Indians. After his retirement he could be found on the golf course. Edward was a loving husband and father. He and his wife served as Foster Parents in Ocala, FL for 30 years giving a loving and stable home to many children. Edward was very active at Memorial Baptist Church with the Children’s Bus Ministry and also in the church choir. Edward is survived by his wife, Jean, sons, Edward M. from Waxhaw, NC, Kristofer D. from Chesapeake, VA, David from NH, Michael and Derik from Caribou, ME and Todd from Ocala, FL; daughters, Joy and Brandi Michaud of Ocala, FL. He was the proud grandfather of Molly, Jack, Taylor, Lauren, Chloe and Cayden Machaud and Emily golding. He is predeceased by a daughter, Angel Dawn Michaud, two grandsons, Clay and Lane Golding, and a brother John Michaud of Presque Isle, ME. Also surviving is a brother, William Michaud from Ashland, ME; sisters, Edith Essex, Hawthorne, FL, Regina St. Amant, Brooksville, VA, Alice Pomfret, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Irene Wambaugh, Michigan, Margaret Reiger, Gainesville, FL and Joan Zimmerly, Daytona Beach, FL. Viewing was held at the Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th Street, Ocala, FL 34480, on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1 – 2 PM with services immediately following with Pastor Michael West officiating. In lieu of flowers, Edward’s wishes are for donations to be given to Memorial Baptist Church in his memory. Burial will be in the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Larry Palmer officiating. Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.com

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Paul L. Beach

Paul L. Beach, 82, of Ocala, passed away September 19, 2012 at home. He was born November 8, 1929 in Stamford NY and moved to Belleview, FL in 1949 where he had a poultry farm. He also worked as an undertaker, which was his favorite occupation. Paul loved spending time with his family and friends, camping and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his daughters, Jeanne Nelson (Reed); Phyllis MacKenzie (Steve); grandchildren, Jason, Joshua and Stephanie Nelson and Matthew and Sarah MacKenzie; great grandchildren, Miguel and Joshua Jr.; and nieces, Barbara Beach Barone and Bonnie Peavey (Henry), and his cat, Miss Kitty. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Alice; parents, William and Nellie Beach; Brothers Cliff (Jean), Raymond and Larry; and nephew Billy Beach (Lou Ann). A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Anglican Church, 3801 N US Hwy 441, Ocala, FL 34475, where he was a member, on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2 pm, with the Rev. Donald J. Curran Jr. officiating. Donations may be made to Transitions Life Center (TLC), an organizations to benefit young adults with special needs, PO Box 236, Ocala, FL 34478

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September 20, 2012

Glenn W. Craig

 

Glenn Wallace Craig, 88, of Belleview passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Born in Bedford, Indiana he was the son of the late Ermal and Loda (Canada) Craig. Glenn was a long-time building contractor in Indiana and Florida. One of his proudest accomplishments was being the lead contractor in building Souls Harbor First Pentecostal Church. He was a pastor in Indiana for (14) years and evangelized when he came to Florida for several years. He was married to his beloved wife Ruth for 65 years. His marriage to Ruth and his children was what he was most proud of. He served his country with distinction during World War II in the U. S. Army. He participated in the Central Burma and Indian Burma campaigns and received the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, China Memorial Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the American Theatre Ribbon. Glenn was also a published author. He wrote and published The Old Veteran, Crutches to Wings, Modesty and A Balm in Gilead. He leaves his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth L. (Sipes) Craig, his loving children, Anthony, W. Craig of St. Petersburg, FL, Teresa L. Dailey and husband Garry of St. Petersburg, FL, Deitra G. Wilson and fiancé Jeff of Dunedin, FL, Steven W. Craig and wife Angel of Summerfield, FL, siblings, Ted Craig of New York, Lois Shelton of West Virginia, Ruthie Sanders of Indiana, Matthew Craig of Indiana, (6) grandchildren, Jessica, Leah, Ashley, Amanda, Spencer, and Ethan and (5) great grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at a gathering at the Souls Harbor First Pentecostal Church, Belleview on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 from 6 to 7 p.m. Services will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. Committal services with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 in Belleview Cemetery at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Rev. Craig’s memory to the Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements by the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-Belleview.

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George Thurman Tindall

George Thurman Tindall, 95, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2012. He was born in Laurens County, Georgia on December 16, 1916. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was an Assembly of God preacher for over 50 years and was a carpenter. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening but especially cherished church work and activities. He is survived by daughters Annette (Tom) Hightower, Doris (Gerard) King, and Renee’ Merritt, son Wayne (Libby) Tindall, step-sons John (Bobbi) Crowder and Jimmy Crowder, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at 11 am on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Oxford Assembly of God with Tom Hightower and Pastor Derrel Strickland officiating. Visitation was from 6-8 pm on Monday, September 17 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Online condolences may be left at www.Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.com

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Jessie Magdeline Heath

Jessie Magdeline Heath of Belleview passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012. She was born in Apopka and moved to Belleview from Kansas in 2000. She was a retired seamstress. She sang in the church choir, was active in VBS and helped with dinners at her church for many years. She enjoyed church picnics, cookouts, sewing, loved flowers, fishing and helping people. She is survived by her husband Robert of Belleview and her daughter, Teresa Walters, of Ocala, 11 grandchildren; she is preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Lynn Walters, and her sons Morris Wilson Walters and Aubrey Stanley Walters, Jr.. Funeral services were at 12 pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Church of Grace, 7076 SE Hwy C-25, Belleview. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at Church of Grace. Online condolences may be left at

www.Hiers-Baxley

Funeral Services.com.

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Patricia Ann Erhardt

Patricia Ann Erhardt – 72, Ocala, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012. She was born in Davenport, Iowa and moved here from Cape Coral, Florida in 1991. She enjoyed making quilts, baking, bowling, collecting pigs and different types of music Mrs. Erhardt cherished her children. She was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her daughter Pam Lockrem, Wheatland, CA, sons Cliff Erhardt Ocala, Herb Erhardt, Cape Coral, Fl, and George Erhardt, Ocala, daughter Susan Gordon, Ocala, son Paul Erhardt, Belleview, step-daughter Caroline Perez, Boynton Beach, Fl, step-son Donald Erhardt, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, brother Bill Lockrem, Ocala, sister Lois Devita, Dunnellon, brother Bobby Lockrem, Indian Trails, NC and brother Lee Lockrem of Ocala; 20 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bob Erhardt, step-son Bobby Erhardt and sister Genora Moran. Funeral services were at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Visitation was from 11 – 1 Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

www.Hiers-Baxley

Funeral Services.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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DAVID D. BOWSER

David D. Bowser, 77, of Summerfield died at his residence on September 17 2012. He was born in Penn Run, Pennsylvania and moved to this area in 1983. He was of Protestant faith and was a retired long haul truck driver from Lyker- Pasco. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army and received the Bronze Star medal. Mr. Bowser is survived by his sons, William (Barbara) of Ocklawaha, Robert of Belleview and Ronald (Loretta) of Belleview; sisters, Dorothy Strum, Delaware, Dolores Mansel, South Carolina and Donna Fisher, Pennsylvania; brother, Donald Bowser, Pennsylvania and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 10 AM, Monday, September 24, 2012 with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Online condolences may be sent at

www.hiers-baxley.com

. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.

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September 13, 2012

Rhonda A. Rousseau

 

Rhonda A. Rousseau, age 61, of Belleview, Florida passed away on September 6, 2012. She was born in
Ocala, Florida on July 31, 1951. Most of her adult working life was as an administrative assistant. She moved to North Carolina in 1999 returning in 2010 to live out her life in Belleview, Florida. Mrs. Rousseau is survived by her husband Leon Rousseau, Jr. of Belleview, FL; one daughter, Heather Kincaidand her husband Zach Kincaid of Sweet Briar, VA; one son, Richard Rousseau and his wife Jennifer Rousseau of Ocala, FL; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Hughlene Sadler and her husband Richard Sadler of Toccoa, GA and preceded in death by one brother Kendall Thomas and parents Hugh Thomas and Wilma Thomas,both of Ocala, FL. Mrs. Rousseau was a member of Belleview Church of Christ and a woman with great love and faith for our Lordand Savior Jesus Christ. Her greatest joy on this earth was for her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at BelleviewChurch of Christ, 12355 S. HWY 441, Belleview, FL 34420 on Saturday, Sept. 15th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may bemade to the Belleview Church of Christ or Hospice of Marion County. Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.robertsfuneralhomes. com

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Thomas R. Loucks, II

Thomas R. Loucks, II 51, passed away September 5th. 2012. He was born on October 15, 1960 in Rochester, NY. He moved to Florida in 2001.He was a retired plumber. He marries Glenda Kennedy on December 29, 1989 in Niagara Falls, NY. Glenda survives.Other survivors include daughter, Megan (Wesley) Bryant, Summerfield, FL, and grandchild, Triston Bryant, parents, Thomas R. Sr. and Phyllis Loucks, brother, Christopher (Sharon) Loucks, sisters; Tracy (Edward) Schaner, Nicole (Steve) Flint, Susanne Ambrusko, all of New York. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2641 W. Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry, FL 32707
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September 6, 2012

 

Thomas W. Wonn

Thomas W. Wonn, 63, of Ocala, passed away August 29, 2012 at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a retired clerk for the US Postal Service. Mr. Wonn was a member of Family Life Ministries of Belleview, Gold Prospectors of America, Rural Letter Carriers Association and he had also formerly served as a deacon for the Belleview First Assembly of God. Mr. Wonn had a fondness for Chinese Pugs and enjoyed gold prospecting, antiquing, hiking, camping, fishing and the outdoors in general. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, June Wonn; daughter, Addie Jo Turner, her husband Clyde Travis Turner III and their son, Charles Travis Turner all of Atlanta, GA. A celebration of his life will be held at Family Life Ministries (12404 SE 112th Ave. Rd., Belleview, FL 34420, 288-9335) on Saturday (Sept. 8th) at 11AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the children’s programs at Family Life Ministries. Arrangements by ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES, Bruce Chapel East (2739 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala 732-9944).
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August 30, 2012

Vivian Ione Brant Gwin Shearer

 

Vivian Ione Brant Gwin Shearer, 95. Born July16, 1917 at Electra, Florida and died August 24, 2012. A native of Marion County, her grandfather homesteaded in the Ocala National Forest. She attended school in Summerfield, Florida. Along with the others in her senior class, she witnessed the end of the gun battle with the “Ma Barker Gang”. She married and raised three children living primarily in Miami and Jacksonville. In later years she traveled extensively in the United States and all over the world. Ione was a wonderful Christian example of a caring, serving mother, grandmother, and friend. She is Heaven’s gain – our loss. She is survived by one son Henry A. Gwin, two daughters Millicent Clements and Fonda Haddad, 5 grand children, and 12 great grand children. A memorial service will be held at the Community United Methodist Church of Debary, Florida located at 41 west Highbanks Road, 32713, on Sunday September 2nd at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, Inc. at 51 Main Street, Enterprise, Florida 32725
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August 23, 2012

ANNA JOSEPHINE HALL
Anna Josephine Hall, 66, died on August 17, 2012. She was born in Indiana and moved to this area from Indiana 38 years ago. She was a member of Village View Baptist Church and was a property appraiser. Mrs. Hall is survived by her son, David A. Hall, Summerfield, adopted son, Brian Hughes, Las Vegas, daughter, Cheryl M. Hall-Akay, Belleview, son-in-law, Kyke Akay and three grandsons.

 

There was a gathering of family and friends from 6 – 8 pm, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Online condolences may be sent a t www.hiers-baxley.com

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Dean McCroskey

 

Dean McCroskey, 78, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Tuscany Hospice House, Summerfield. He was born in Fairgrove, Missouri. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview where he was a Deacon Emeritus, children’s Sunday School teacher, and participated on several mission trips. He was a member of the Masons for 50 years. Dean graduated from Pleasant Hope High School in Missouri, and was a graduate of CFCC and University of South Florida. He worked at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA and was a school teacher in Marion County for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Dean is survived by his wife, Velma McCroskey; son, Wesley (Debra) McCroskey; daughters, Lorie Lou (Keith) Brumm and Dana Sue Williams; stepsons, Robert (Priscilla) Davis and Mark Davis; brother, Terry (Pat) McCroskey; sister-in-law, Nova McCroskey and 17 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Earl David and Essie Wommack McCroskey, brother, David

McCroskey and wife, Alice Jane McCroskey. Funeral services were at 2 PM Friday, August 17, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Belleview, 6107 SE Agnew Road, Belleview. Visitation was from 6 – 8 PM, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview. Burial will be in Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Fairgrove, Missouri. The family suggests the memorial contributions be made to the Mission Ministry of First Baptist Church, Belleview or Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Online condolences may be sent www.hiers-baxley.com

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Richard “Dick” L. Davis

Richard “Dick” L. Davis – 98, of Summerfield was born February 17th, 1914. He died August 15th, 2012. He worked for General Motors and was once Indiana UAW President of the Unit for General Motors. He also served in the United States Air Force. Richard liked to visit with people at St. Theresa’s Kitchen.Richard is leaving behind good friends, Lawrence and Kim Hill. He was ready to go when the Lord called him home. Memorial Service will be on Sunday, August 26th, 6:00 pm, Lake Hermosa Church of God, 520 County Road 466, Lady Lake, FL 32159 (Off of CR 466),
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August 16, 2012

Alice Cashman

 

Alice I. (Noel) Cashman, 86, Stuart, FL formerly of Belleview passed away on Tuesday August 7, 2012. Born in Hiawatha, KS, and a long time resident of Belleview Alice was employed as a bank teller and along with her late husband Veryl also raised greyhound dogs for several years. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Belleview. She found enjoyment in life through her church activities and all the people she had such wonderful social contact with. She was most proud of her family whom she loved and adored. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma (Jeffery) Noel. She was predeceased by her husband, Veryl Cashman, brother Donald Noel and sisters Dorothy Worth and Judy Nekuda. She leaves her son, Veryl Wayne Cashman (Judy) of Indiantown, FL, daughters, Ruby Elaine Joy (Lyle) of Miami, FL. Rhonda Kay Pollard of Miami, FL, Gaylene Marie McCracken (Mike) of Eustis, FL a sister, Betty Hamilton of St. George, Utah, (7) grandchildren, and (10) great grandchildren. Besides her husband Veryl, The family received relatives and friends on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held Monday, August 13, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Belleview at 10 a.m. Burial followed in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala.

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Catherine Rudnianyn

Catherine Rudnianyn, 100 died peacefully on August 11,2012 in Ocala, FL. Born in Lviv, Ukraine on September 12, 1912. (Okay, she wasn’t 100 years old, but she was a Democrat, so we rounded to the nearest year.) In 1917, her whole family was relocated to Siberia during the Russian Revolution where she lived for 7 years and where her father and several family members perished in the harsh Siberian Tundra. Returning to Europe she lived and worked in several European countries. Working in France during World War II, she was reunited with her childhood friend, Stephan Rudnianyn, then an American soldier who brought her to America where they were married in 1948. In 1951, they moved to Summerfield and operated a chicken farm for over 50 years, selling farm fresh eggs, honey, milk and butter. Stephan died in 1993. Survivors include one son, John Rudnianyn, (Shirley), 3 grandchildren, Steve, Matt (Pam) and Todd Rudnianyn and 3 great grandchildren, Alexandra, Luke and Jake Rudnianyn, all in Ocala, FL. The family extends special thanks to Jolene Williams, her dedicated caregiver and requests any donations be made to Hospice of Marion County. PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL on Friday August 17, 2012 from 10 am with a memorial service at 11:00 am.

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August 9, 2012

Gerald E. Ruzicka
Gerald E. Ruzicka 80, was born April 13, 1932, Minneapolis, MN; died July 26, 2012 in Summerfield, FL He enjoyed fishing, camping, motorcycling, snowmobiling, and traveling to Mexico. Jerry proudly served our country in the US Army during Korea. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Kay of Summerfield, FL; daughter, Michelle Rosenbush of St. Paul, MN; sister, Maxine Christie of Mound, MN; granddaughter, Kayla Marie Rosenbush of St. Paul, MN; precious dog, Molly; and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Frank and Ruth Ruzicka; brother, Edward Ruzicka. Visitation was Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10 am and the funeral followed at 12:00 pm, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. Jerry perpetuated his life by contributing to: Florida Brain Bank Center (for Lewy Body Dementia Research), 1506 Lake Highland Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mission Oaks, 10780 North US Highway 301, Oxford, FL 34484, or Hospice of Marion County-Tuscany House, 17395 Southeast 109th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL 34491.
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Philip C. Welty
Philip C. Welty, 70 of Belleview, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Legacy Hospice House Philip came from Ohio 25 years ago he was born in Mansfield, Ohio . He was a member of Belleview United Methodist Church. He Served in the United States Navy Philip is survived by daughter Melinda “Mindy” Dick, Belleview, Florida; son Philip “JJ” Welty, Louisville, Kentucky; 2 Sisters – Sheryl Davidson of Orrville, Ohio and Sharon Hazel of East Greenville, Ohio and 6 – Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents – Lester & Glenna Welty and a daughter, Tammy Louise Welty. Online condolences may be sent at  www.hiers-baxley.com

 

A funeral was held at 1 pm on Monday August 6, 2011 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Rd., Belleview with Pastor Austin Tucker officiating. Visitation was held 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com

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August 2, 2012

ALICE I. NOEL CASHMAN

Alice I. (Noel) Cashman, 86, Stuart, FL formerly of Belleview passed away on Tuesday August 7, 2012. Born in Hiawatha, KS, and a long time resident of Belleview Alice was employed as a bank teller and along with her late husband Veryl also raised greyhound dogs for several years. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Belleview. She found enjoyment in life through her church activities and all the people she had such wonderful social contact with. She was most proud of her family whom she loved and adored. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma (Jeffery) Noel. She was predeceased by her husband, Veryl Cashman, brother Donald Noel and sisters Dorothy Worth and Judy Nekuda. She leaves her son, Veryl Wayne Cashman (Judy) of Indiantown, FL, daughters, Ruby Elaine Joy (Lyle) of Miami, FL. Rhonda Kay Pollard of Miami, FL, Gaylene Marie McCracken (Mike) of Eustis, FL a sister, Betty Hamilton of St. George, Utah, (7) grandchildren, and (10) great grandchildren. Besides her husband Veryl, The family received relatives and friends on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held Monday, August 13, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Belleview at 10 a.m. Burial followed in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala.   Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com
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Carolyn M. Allen

Mrs. Allen of Summerfield was born August 15, 1930 in Wyauwega, WI; and died July 24, 2012 in Summerfield, FL.  Mrs. Allen enjoyed volunteering in the neighborhood, cake decorating, crafts, and writing letters. She was a member of Belleview Noon Lions Club was a strong and feisty, Christian woman. Survivors include her husband Carroll King, her sons, Robert of Summerfield, FL, and James of Cumming, GA; daughters, Marilyn Allen of Ocala, FL, and Louise James of DE; sister, Lois Timm of Watertown, WI; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Kenneth Gordon Allen; and her parents. Memorial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2012 8 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, Summerfield, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to UF Shands Cancer Center. Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICES, Belleview.
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Bruce Wayne Walters

Bruce Wayne Walters, 58, passed away at home on July 28, 2012. A native of Franklin, OH, he came to Ocklawaha twenty years ago from Leesburg. Along with his wife he owned and operated Countryside Furniture in Ocala. Bruce was preceded in death by parents, Luther and Lois Walters, and brother, Joe, He is survived by his wife, Tammy Walters; sons, Joshua Walters, Devin Walters, Russell Culbertson, Jr., Randall Culbertson; daughters, Christina Walters, Brandie McDonald, Crystal Butterfield; brothers, Wendall Walters, Mike Walters, Curtis Walters, Harold Walters, Kenneth Walters, Melvin Walters; sister, Wanda Helton; grandchildren, Lane McDonald, Carter McDonald, Bradley Culbertson, Kaitlyn Butterfield, and Emma Grace Butterfield. Funeral Service were held 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 1 at Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 NE Jacksonville Rd., Anthony. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.
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Kenneth Dale Prewitt

Prewitt, Kenneth Dale, 62 of Belleview, passed away at The Villages Hospital on July 20, 2012. Kenneth was born on  March 25, 1950 in Covington, Kentucky. He attended Boone County High School in Boone County Kentucky where he excelled in sports—especially football. He was raised in a musical family and at a young age he began playing the guitar and singing. He moved to Summerfield, Florida in 1985. Most of his adult life he owned his own companies, Prewitts Precision Painting and Prewitts Tae Kwon Do. Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Bridgeman Prewitt. He was cherished by his two sons, Brandon Wade Prewitt, Bradley Dale Prewitt, and daughter-in-law, Jamie Prewitt, his devoted mother, Myrtle Slusher Prewitt, and his loving grandson, Haeden Dale Prewitt, and step grandchildren, Trever Perkins and Sahara Drawdy, his dearly loved sisters, Carol Knapmeyer, Pat Nader, Sharon Paul, Barbara Craddock, and Kimberly Caldwell, along with his brother-in-laws, Roger Knapmeyer, and Tony Caldwell, his loving aunt Flora Alfred, Uncle Jack Alfred, and countless nieces and nephews. Kenneth loved spending time with his family and his music. Kenneth touched many lives with his generosity and love and will be dearly missed. Funeral services were held at 1 pm, Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview with burial following at Belleview Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, July 27, 2012 from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home
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Ann Lois Ashe

Ann Lois Ashe 82, was Born June 13, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, PA; died July 29, 2012 in Summerfield, FL.  Mrs. Ashe was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL. She resided in North Attleboro with her family for 30 years before retiring to Florida. She is survived by children, Theresa J. (Ashe) Endler of North Attleboro, MA, Emmett J. Ashe, III of Douglasville, GA, Kevin M. Ashe of Chocorua, NH, Robert L. Ashe of Marietta, GA, Ann Eileen (Ashe) Scullin of Bedford, NH, and Shelagh M. Ashe of Smithfield, RI; grandchildren, Brian Endler, Bridget Endler, Molly Endler, Emmett Ashe, IV, Colin Ashe, Sean Ashe, Emmaline Ashe, James Ashe, Tara Scullin, Kayla Scullin, Ryan Scullin, and Brandon Travers. Mass Intention will be celebrated Monday, August 6, 2012. 8:30 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mrs. Ashe’s memory may be endeared with contributions to St. Theresa Catholic Church Building Fund, or Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements entrusted with Heirs-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages.

 

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