2018 Obituaries

December 27, 2018
LORENE B. MEADOWS
Lorene B. Meadows, 86, of Belleview, FL, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Lorene was a native of Cameo, West Virginia and moved to Belleview, FL in 1968 from Carlsbad, New Mexico.
She loved cooking, family time, and attending Bluegrass Music Festivals. Gatherings at her house were always filled with much laughter and amazing food.
Survivors include her sons, Sebert “Bert” (Sherri) Meadows, Ocala, FL, and Rickie “Rick” (Daureen) Meadows, sister, Charlene Hunter, Southport, SC, grandchildren, Melissa, Angela, Christie, Daniel, Abigail,  Rebekah, seven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on December 21, 2018 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL, 34420. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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December 13, 2018
FRANK J. POHLEVEN
Frank J. Pohleven, 73, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, on November 27, 2018 at Kindred Hospital, Ocala, Florida.
Frank was born on November 6, 1945, he was a native of  Mohawk, New York, where he lived until moving to the Belleview area in 1986.  He was preceded in death by his parents; Frank F. and Ruth (Rockwell) Pohleven of Mohawk, New York; his sisters Blanche (Rubino), Frankfort, New York and Jean (Foster), Herkimer, New York.
He is survived by his sister, Janice (Charles Williams), Ft. Myers, his son, Kevin, Newport, New York and his daughters Melissa, Ilion New York; Britttany, Ocala, Florida; Rebecca, Silver Springs, Florida; as well as eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren;  two nieces and four nephews.
Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army, in 1964 at the age of 19.  He served in the Vietnam War and while on his tour of duty was stationed in South Korea and Germany where he served as a Battalion Driver/Operator. He received a letter of commendation from the Commanding General for a selfless act of donating his blood to try to save the life of a fellow soldier seriously wounded in action.
In 1987, after moving to Marion County, Frank became employed by E-One as a Metal Fabricator at the former Aerial Plant in Ocala.  After only a few short months, Frank was made Employee of the Month for developing an innovative short cut, which increased efficiency in production and created a significant cost savings to the company.
For those who knew Frank, you know he was a goodhearted person, sometimes a little rough around the edges but someone who also would give his shirt off his back, and if you needed something fixed you could bet if anyone could fix it – Frank would be the one who could do it! For those who knew him well, you might have known him as “Cranky Frank” which over the years became an endearing nickname to those who loved him.
He leaves behind this message “Life: Look and ask yourself where you came from? Try and fix the bad memories and mistakes, and move forward for a new life – an everlasting good life.”
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BARBARA M. MILTON
Barbara M. Milton, 84, of Belleview, FL, passed away December 10, 2018. Barbara was born March 2, 1934 in Bridgeport, CT to Louis and Mary Baffi.
She relocated with her family to Belleview from West Dover, VT in 1976. Barbara was an active parishioner of St. Theresa Catholic Church and actively involved in the Ladies’ Guild there. Upon retirement from secretarial work, Barbara and her husband enjoyed most of their time together on outings.
She is preceded in death by her husband Donald of 54 years.
Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Karen Methvin, Summerfield, FL, Valerie (Kenneth) Landreth, Belleview, FL; four granddaughters, Danielle (Ricky) Fordyce, Palm Coast, FL, Jacqueline Landreth, Ocala, FL, Sarah Landreth, Belleview, FL, and Gabrielle, Landreth, Belleview, FL, and two great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview.
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LILLIE SAVELLE
GWALTNEY HAISTEN
Mrs. Lillie Savelle Gwaltney Haisten, 96, of Oxford passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. Mrs. Haisten was born on August 3, 1922, in Dawson, Georgia, to William and Mary Lillian Savelle.
She and her twin brother, Billie Savelle, moved with their family to Oxford when she was a very young child, and she lived the rest of her life in the Oxford community. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Oxford.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Jesse “Doc” Gwaltney, her second husband, George H. “Bubba” Haisten her twin brother Billie Savelle, and her son Sidney Gwaltney. She is also preceded in death by siblings Ella Ruth Crenshaw, Verna Caruthers, Zeela Shy, Sallie Anderson, Anna Laura Coker, Clint Savelle, Robert Savelle and Sibert Savelle.
She is survived by her four sons and their spouses: Keith & Carolyn Gwaltney of Pensacola, Joe & Jenny Gwaltney of Belleview, Randy & Pat Gwaltney of Oxford, and Wayne & Delilah Gwaltney of Wildwood and by her daughter-in-law, Freda Gwaltney of Rose Hill, Kansas.
She is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Kevin, Jennifer, Kimberly, Amanda, Doug, Loretta, Karen, Jeff, and Bethany and by her sixteen great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Ms. Lillie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Ms. Lillie’s family will celebrate her life at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Banks/Page Theus Funeral Home in Wildwood. Burial will follow at Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the Florida Baptist Children’s Home or Pine Level Cemetery Association. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com.
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December 6, 2018
SHIRLEY ANN TURNER
Ann Turner, 72, of Belleview, Florida passed away December 1, 2018 at Estelle’s Hospice House Ocala, Florida. She was the wife of Maurice “Mo” Turner for 53 years.
Ann was born in Ocala, Florida a daughter of the late Roy and Amanda O’Neal. Prior to her retirement she was a Pharmacy Tech.  She enjoyed fishing, taking pictures of Smith Lake and treasured time spent with her family.
Ann will be deeply missed by her husband, Mo and son, Jason Turner and his wife, Jeanna of Ocala, FL, grandchildren, Talon Turner of  Belleview, FL and Faith Turner of  Ocala, FL,  sisters, Doris Taylor of  Silver Springs, FL and Barbara Lewis of VA.  Ann is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she cared for deeply. She leaves behind her fur babies, Rocky and Rambo. She was preceded in death by sister, Marlyn Witt and brothers, Willie O’Neal and Homer O’Neal.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 on Thursday, December 6. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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JO ANN S. RUTLEDGE
Jo Ann S. Rutledge, 76, of Ocala, Florida passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 due to an extended illness. She was born in Ocala, FL on October 29, 1942 to the late Frances DJ and Montine (Watts) Smith.
Jo Ann worked for The Ocala Star Banner, Silver Springs Park and was a graduate of Lake Weir High School.
She is preceded in death by her son, Charles “Chuckie” Abshier, Jr.; and siblings, Barbara Evans and Glen Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Rutledge; her children, Georgi-Ann Heather Santiago (Steven Santiago), Brenda Cavanah (Kelly Cavanah), Kim Rutledge (Stephanie Rutledge), Travis Rutledge and Melinda Rutledge; 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; siblings, Julie Williams, Denise Pendley; and her beloved dog, “Rut-Rut” Rutledge.
A Celebration of Life” will be on Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 pm at her home, 2509 NE 19th Ct. Ocala, FL 34470.
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FRANK J. POHLEVEN
Frank J Pohleven, 73, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters, on November 27, 2018 at Kindred Hospital, Ocala, Florida.
Frank was born on November 6, 1945, he was a native of  Mohawk, New York, where he lived until moving to the Belleview area in 1986.  He was preceded in death by his parents; Frank F. and Ruth Pohleven of Mohawk, New York; his sisters Blanche (Rubino), Frankfort, New York and Jean (Foster), Herkimer, New York.
He is survived by his sister, Janice (Williams), Ft. Myers, his daughters Mellissa, Ilion New York;  Britttany, Ocala, Florida; Rebecca, Silver Springs, Florida and his son Kevin, Newport, New York; as well as eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren;  two nieces and four nephews.
For those who knew Frank, you know he was a goodhearted person, sometimes a little rough around the edges but someone who also would give his shirt off his back, and if you needed something fixed you could bet if anyone could fix it – Frank would be the one who could do it! For those who knew him well, you might have known him as “Cranky Frank” but that became an endearing nickname to those who loved him.
He leaves behind this message “Life: Look and ask yourself where you came from? Try and fix the bad memories and mistakes, and move forward for a new life – an everlasting good life.”
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November 29, 2018
SANDRA JEAN NICHOLS
Sandra Jean Nichols, 56, of Belleview passed away on Saturday, November 24. Ms. Nichols was born July 13, 1962 in Ocala to William J. Hemlock, Sr and Alma Jean (Phillips) Hemlock.
She has lived in Florida all of her life and attended The Church at The Springs on Baseline Rd. Sandra was a Nutritionist and Personal Trainer until she was no longer able to work.
Survivors include her sons, Clayton Allen Gee of Panama City and Ian Nichols (Jillian) of Wildwood; brother, William Hemlock, Jr; sisters, Carmen Daniels, Virginia Hessler and Debbie Butterworth; grandchildren, Bailey Gee, Cameron Gee, Riley Gee and Asa Nichols.
Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00pm with the funeral ceremony beginning at 2:00pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel. Interment will be in Nichols 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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MARJORIE JUNE FOWLER
Marjorie June Fowler, age 96, of Belleview, FL passed away on November 21, 2018 at the Palm Gardens of Ocala, Ocala, FL.  She married D.W.”Bill” Fowler in Winchester, VA, on February 26, 1946.
Marjorie was born in Saltsburg, PA a daughter of the late Raymond and Nola Kelly.  She was a Veteran of the US Navy serving as a Storekeeper 2nd Class during World War II. Prior to her retirement she was a Clerk at Old Country Store in Great Falls, VA and a former beauty shop owner for many years. She was a member of the Silver Springs Shores VFW Post 4493 in Candler, FL.
Marjorie is survived by daughter, Jackie Kramer of Fremont, OH, four grandsons, William “Kelly” Fowler, Jr., Pensacola FL, Thomas Justin Fowler, Dale, TX, Rex Hayden Kinsey, Fremont, OH, and Jay Austin Kinsey, Clyde, OH, and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on February 3, 2012, son William Kelly Fowler, Sr., and son Thomas Richard Fowler.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Inurnment will take place at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL at a later date.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made in Marjorie’s name to Silver Springs Shores VFW Post 4493, P.O. Box 452, Candler, FL 32111.
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LUCILE KULWICH
Laura Lucile Warnock Kulwich, 96, passed away on November 7, 2018 at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
Lucile was born on April 17, 1922 in the small town of Oxford, Florida, the youngest daughter of Laura May and Clarence Paul Warnock. She completed nurses training at Orange General Hospital in 1944 and worked as a surgical nurse and then a floor nurse for over 30 years.
She met and married the love of her life, Roman, at a square dance near Oxford in 1948. They lived in Maryland from 1953 to 1978 where they raised three children, Mark Kulwich, Paul Kulwich, and Carol Kulwich Ladd. They retired back to Florida in 1978 and traveled to Spain and Poland, and spent summers in the Rockies and the mountains of North Carolina.
Lucile was a former member of Belleview United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Mark; daughter, Carol; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
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November 22, 2018
EVIE MAHERAS
Evie Maheras, 89, of Belleview, Florida passed away on November 14, 2018 at the Brandley Hospice House, Summerfield, FL.  She was the wife of the late Aris Maheras who passed in 1990.
She was born November 16, 1928 in Weirton, West Virginia. Evie was a Reading Specialist and classroom teacher in Miami-Dade Public Schools for over 45 years.  In 1984 she was named a Master Teacher by the State of Florida.  An avid reader and a lover of classical music, she and her late husband, Aris, spent many years traveling and living in Europe.
She is survived by a son, Dean and his wife Debbie of Ocala, FL; son, Tim of Miami Shores, FL; sister, Sandy Bardos and her husband Phil of Channel Islands Beach, CA; brother, George, of Georgia, and several nephews and nieces.
Evie will be inurned with her husband, Aris at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, FL. Arrangements entrusted to the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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November 15, 2018
LEONARD ROBERT LANZILLOTTI
Leonard Robert Lanzillotti, 62 of Ocala, FL passed away at the Legacy Hospice House with his family by his side on Friday, Nov 9, 2018. Leonard was born in Worcester, MA and moved to the Ocala area in 1991 from Worcester.
He was the sales manager for Quality Seafood’s Inc. in Worcester. Leonard enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, comic books and action figures and being a music buff of classic rock. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleview and the Knights of Columbus in Belleview council #8012.
Leonard is preceded in death by his wife Linda Lanzillotti, mother Mary Lanzillotti and brother Anthony Lanzillotti, Jr.
He is survived by his Son- Leonard “Leo” R. Lanzillotti, Jr of Ocklawaha, FL, father Anthony Lanzillotti of Ocala, FL., and grandson- Jayden Lanzillotti of NC, niece- Vanessa Lanzillotti of Beverly, MA, aunt- Margaret Desantis of Webster, MA, uncle Robert (Karen) Lanzillotti of Webster, MA, aunt Joanne (Andrew) Kozak of Shrewsbury, MA, aunt Geraldine (Steven) Pizarczyk of Brookfield, MA and a host of cousins.
The family will be having a memorial Mass at the church at a later date Donation in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Marion County or St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in memory of Leonard.

November 8, 2018
EUGENE L. BAINES
Eugene L. Baines, 86, of Wildwood passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. Mr. Baines was born January 1, 1932 in Halifax County, VA to John G. and Mary (Midkiff) Baines.
Gene was a Master Machinist for the Fairfax County School Board for 29 years. After moving to this area in 1995 from Warrenton, VA, Gene belonged to the First Baptist Church of Belleview where he served as a deacon, was on the building and grounds committee and was a choir member. He moved to Wildwood and served in the choir at Village of Faith Baptist Church, and is presently a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Oxford.
Gene loved being with his family and friends and playing music. He played Bluegrass and Gospel at church, nursing homes, retirement centers and private functions. He provided sound systems for various events and was talented on the banjo as well as the guitar and bass. He enjoyed traveling and going to Bluegrass Festivals. Gene also enjoyed HO Scale Model Trains and NASCAR Racing, he owned a race car and raced in the late 50’s and 60’s.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret; son, Donald Baines of Appomattox, VA; daughter and her husband, Doris & Jim Fenner of Wildwood; sister, Carlyle Pillow of Phenix, VA; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Oxford. Entombment followed the service in Highlands Memorial Park, Ocala.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 8015 SE 180th ST, CR 102, Oxford, FL 34484. 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 1, 2018
MILDRED IRIS MAJOR
Mildred Iris Major, 86, of Ocklawaha, FL passed away October 17, 2018. Born in Wahalla, SC she came to this area in 2006 from Seneca, SC.
Mildred was a member of New Vision Baptist Church and former member of Little Dove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Margaret Elaine Bryce (Daniel Sagaert) of Ocklawaha, FL, Theresa Marlene Cantu (Angel) of Jupiter, FL, Robie Larson of Ocklawaha, FL and Bobby Major (Kathy) of Royal Palm Beach, FL; brother, Tommy McAlister, sisters, Gladys Evett and Francis Lusk all of South Carolina; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Major.
A Celebration of Mildred’s Life will be held at New Vision Baptist Church (10461 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 352-680-1333) on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11AM. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.
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JANET “SUSIE” JONES
Janet “Susie” Jones, age 80 of Weirsdale, passed away October 22, 2018 in The Villages, Florida.  Janet was born on March 25, 1938 in Summerfield, Florida to William Thomas and Myrtle Florence (Brinson) Gray.  Janet married the love of her life Norman E. Jones on January 24, 1959 in Summerfield.
Janet was homemaker, she loved providing for her family and husband. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and was an avid bowler who loved to win.  Janet was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Summerfield.
Janet is survived by her husband Norman, sons, William Jones of Weirsdale, Norman Jones Jr. of Winter Haven, daughters, Susan Dorman (Danny) of Boiling Springs, S.C., Sheryl Hare (William) of Weirsdale, sister, Laurie Parris (Jerry) of Ocklawaha, FL, grandchildren, Chad, Jeremy, Jordan, Jaren, Kelli and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00am, Friday, October 26, 2018 with visitation from 10:00 until the service begins in the First Baptist Church of Summerfield.
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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October 25, 2018
WILLIAM ISAAC SNYDER
William Isaac Snyder was born on November 26, 1930 to Luther and Elsie Snyder in Urbana, Ohio.  He is survived by his wife Joanne Leader Snyder, a son Matthew and granddaughter Laura. By the age of 10, Bill began dedicating himself to serving the Lord with his voice by singing for both the Baptist and Catholic Churches in Urbana.
He continued his singing for many denominations even if it meant serving two churches on the same day.   His love of music continued while serving in the USA ARMY.
“Mr. Bill” will be remembered for his great tenor solos, his directing & performing along with many artistic stage designs.  Snyder’s creative costumes and sets will long be remembered.
After living a varied life, William often said, “My greatest contributions and pleasures were teaching and observing youth as they grew, blossomed and smiled.  Thank you God for granting me the opportunity to serve your children for 20 years at Eighth Street Elementary in Ocala and for the talents you gave me to do so”.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 20 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Belleview.
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TREVOR THOMAS FOX
Trevor Thomas Fox, 25, of Belleview, Florida passed away on October 9, 2018 in Brick, New Jersey. We as a family deeply mourn the loss of such a wonderful, kind, and talented young man. Our hearts are comforted knowing that Trevor had put his faith and trust in Jesus, and is enjoying everlasting life with the Lord.
Trevor came into the world on August 30, 1993 in Greeley, Colorado, bringing incredible joy to his parents, Heather and Lee Fox. Trevor is survived by two sisters, Hannah and Phoebe Fox. He also leaves behind is maternal grandparents, Tom and Cindy Stuhley of Nokomis, Florida, and his paternal grandparents, Tom Fox and Ginger Humphrey of Fayetteville, New York. Trevor is preceded in death by his grandmother, Jacqueline Fox of Leesburg, Florida.
Trevor loved playing music of all kinds. He loved composing music, jamming with friends, and singing from his heart. It did not matter what instrument, drums, guitar, or piano; he would try it.  Trevor also had a deep love for animals and a sensitivity to their needs. He was a terrific listener and a good friend to many. In one of his most recent journal entries, he wrote, “I feel the best when I am helping people.” Trevor also had a great sense of humor and would often have us rolling with laughter. Trevor had a smile that could light up a room. For these reasons, and many more, Trevor was a joy and we love him dearly. He will be dearly missed, until we see him again.
A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral & Cremation Life Event Center 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL  32162. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm. The service will start at 3:00 pm and will be officiated by Pastor Doug Teel. After the service, there will be refreshments and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who are interested, make a donation to the Trevor Fox Memorial Fund. The fund will be used to honor his name by partnering with charities who are helping to change lives.
You can mail donations to:  Trevor Fox Memorial Fund, 2110 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL 34275.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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October 18, 2018
DOROTHY P. WORTHING
Dorothy P. Worthing, “Dottie”, 92, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
She leaves behind her three children, Milo (Natick, MA), Judy (Aurora, CO), Scott (Calhoun, GA), brother, Wesley (Stratford, CT), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dottie was a parishioner of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Aurora, Colorado. Dottie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching golf and The Price is Right, trips to the dollar store and taking care of the Church linens.
Dottie is predeceased by her loving husband, Milo I. Worthing Sr.
The viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 25th, 2018 with a service at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 5750 SE 115th St, Belleview, FL 34420. Dottie will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 460906, Aurora, CO 80046-0906.  For further information, or to send the family a condolence visit Hiers-Baxley.com.
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DON EDWARD BRYAN
Don Edward Bryan, 87, of Summerfield, FL, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018 at The Villages Regional Hospital.  He was born in Shelby, Mississippi and lived in Marion County since 1979.  He served in the USAF 30 years, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant.  He was a member and served as a Treasurer at First Baptist Church of Ocklawaha.  An athlete at heart, he played softball, bowled, golfed, and shot pool.  He loved wrestling, women’s softball and basketball, the Atlanta Braves, the Florida State Seminoles, and Little League Baseball.  Don was a man of integrity and honor and impressed these values on everyone who met him.
Don is survived by his son Lt. Lawrence Bryan of the Belleview Police Dept. and wife Denise of Summerfield, FL, and daughters Deborah Bryan of The Villages, and Donna Nance McLucas and husband Dennis of Gallatin, TN, 9 grandchildren; Christa and Shawn, Kelly and Kyle, and Sarah, Jenny, Cindy, Angie, and Jacob, 17 great grandchildren; Kelsey Grace, Landen, Conner , Mikayla, Ava, Delilah, Gage, Gracie, Mason, Paisley, Addalyn, Camden, Laken, Andrea, Ashlynn, Lauren, and Claire.  He was predeceased by his wife Lois Bryan in 2007, and his daughter Derinda Sue Bryan, and great grandson Travis.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00am, at Good Shepherd Memorial Park in Ocala, FL with Pastor Ernie Weiss officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 5946 SE Robinson Rd. Belleview, FL  34421 (352)245-2424.  Online Condolences may be expressed at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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October 11, 2018
GEORGE M. HACKNEY
George Hackney, 90,passed away Monday, October 1, 2018, at The Villages Regional Hospital with his loving wife and daughter at his side. George was born June 26, 1928 in Fall River, Mass. He served in the US Army following World War II. He then began his over 50 year career as a self-employed auto mechanic.
George and Theresa Vandal married on August 23, 1975. They relocated from Westport, MA to Summerfield, FL in 1983. George and Theresa celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family.
In his younger years, George raced stock cars throughout New England. He remained an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed camping and boating; all shared family events. George also had a passion for cakes; tasting, testing and proudly delivering Donna’s Dream Cakes, made by his daughter, Donna. George was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 8012, Assembly 2062, and Ocala Moose Lodge 1014.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Theresa Hackney, son, Donald (Judy) Maynard, and daughter, Donna Maynard, all of Summerfield; granddaughter, Kimberly, great-granddaughters Bella and Maddison, West Warwick, Rhode Island. And his four-legged best friend, Rocco.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Roseanne Hackney; brother, Charles Hackney, and son, George Hackney, Jr.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, followed by a luncheon/reception in St. Theresa Parish Hall. His burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida Tuesday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church building fund, Belleview, FL.
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WILLIAM PEOPLES (BILL)
William Peoples (Bill) passed on to be with our Lord and Savior on October 5th 2018. He was born in Canton, Ohio 1943. He spent his early years in St. Petersburg Florida and attended University of Florida with a bachelors in engineering. He then moved to Miami Florida where he met his Wife Robin. Bill and Robin relocated to Ocala Florida in 1974 where he started his business “William D Peoples Construction” and built family homes for the community.
Bill spent most of his life devoted to God and spreading the word of Jesus Christ. His friends and family knew that his devotion to evangelism was most important. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Robin; daughter Holly Mathews; sons Bill Peoples and Daniel Peoples.
Funeral service viewing was held at Hiers/Baxley Funeral Home in Belleview on Wednesday, October 10th, followed by a burial nearby. A memorial service commenced at Oakcrest Baptist Church 1109 NE 28th St. on Saturday October 13th. Condolences may be expressed at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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October 4, 2018
CHARLES WILLIAM
“BUDDY” ODOM
Charles William “Buddy” Odom age 83 of Weirsdale, Florida, passed away Thursday September 6, 2018 in the Crisp Regional Hospital.
Buddy played the drums while in school and earned the nickname “Spike” from his classmates, as in Spike Jones, a famous drummer. He also competed in the Special Olympics, where he excelled in sports.
A Graveside service was held at 11:00 AM Wednesday September 12th in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, with Reverend Danny Allen officiating.
Mr. Odom was born on August 5, 1935 in Marion County, Florida. He was the son of the late Thomas Martin Odom, and Lola Swearingen Odom. His paternal grandparents were John William Odom and Susan Amy Clements Odom of Wilcox County. Maternal grandparents were William Austin Swearingen, and Mary Jane Stringer. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include: Sisters- Mildred Jarvis of Center Point, Alabama, and Amy Odom of Weirsdale, Florida.
Frazier and Son Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.
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September 27, 2018
WALLACE “LUCKY”
WILLIAM WHITMIRE, JR.
Wallace “Lucky” William Whitmire Jr., 75, of Belleview, Florida; went to be with his Lord on September, 2nd, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Lucky was the son of Wallace and Irene Whitmire.
Lucky passed away peacefully in his sleep with his true love Tanya Whitmire at his side. He is survived by his wife Tanya Whitmire, brother Ricky (wife Jane) Whitmire and sister Debbie (husband Dan) Thielman. Lucky has eight children, Edward, Billy, Bobby, Buddy, Christal, Scott, Deana and Brian. He has Twenty-two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lucky was a Jack of all trades, at the time of his retirement he was a business owner of his own family business. To which he was still involved. He enjoyed tinkering and building things with his hands, often times making things for his grandkids. He enjoyed fishing, cruising and just about anything with his family. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A celebration of life is scheduled for October, 27th, 2018.
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RICHARD DOUGLAS LANDON, SR
Mr. Richard Douglas Landon Sr., 88, of Belleview, FL passed away peacefully Sunday, September 9th 2018.
Richard was born to George and Georgianna Landon on January 23, 1930.  At a young age, Richard worked closely with his father to learn the business of home building and quickly developed an entrepreneurial spirit that led to several other businesses in carpentry and lawn care.  He had a love of the open road and enjoyed many years of family camping trips and riding his Harley motorcycle.  Richard and his brother Brent shared a special bond, both having a sharp wit and sense of humor, and in recent years they spent time each day talking and laughing over shared memories. Richard was a loving and patient husband, father and grandfather. He was strong in his faith and a person of character. Richard was known to all as a true gentleman, with a tender, quiet spirit who exhibited love of his family, and kindness to everyone.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Gloria Landon and his half- brother Robert Landon.
He is survived by his brother, Brent (Marilyn) Landon, daughters Brenda (Paul) Karika; Shelly Yarwood; Daureen (Rick) Meadows; Sherry (Vern) Carmack; Pam (Kenny) White; Sons Kevin Landon; Craig (Cherie) Landon and Richard (Linda) Landon Jr; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter; two nephews, Mark (Teri) Landon and Brian Landon, and a great-nephew Reese.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards the dedicated staff at Suncoast Hospice for their loving care and support during his final days.
Funeral services will be held Saturday September 29th, 11am at Anona United Methodist Church Chapel.  Burial will follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 1200-1230 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice, Palm Harbor, FL.
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Jennifer Louise Degatina
Jennifer Louise Degatina, 35, of Belleview, Florida passed away suddenly September 16, 2018. She was the wife of James C. Degatina for 6 years.
She was born in Houston, Texas to Howard and Linda Knapp.  Jennifer was a loving wife and mother.
Jennifer will be deeply missed by her husband, James and daughter, Mariesa Louise Degatina as well as her parents,  Howard  and  Linda  Knapp of Belleview, FL, brother, Howard James Knapp III and his wife and stepdaughter, Nicole Knapp and Callianira Keane of Ocala, FL and sister, Gabriela Martinez of Summerfield, FL.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 on September 25, 2018 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM followed by Funeral Service at 11:00AM with The Reverend Doug Green officiating. Interment was at Belleview Cemetery, Belleview, FL.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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September 20, 2018
CHRISTOPHER KENT FOX
Christopher Kent Fox, Jr., 28, of Ocala, Florida passed away September 4, 2018.
Chris who was called by his family and friends C J  was born on September 6, 1989 in Richmond, Virginia  the son of Christopher and Lelia Fox. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing.  He was a kind and gentle soul who made friends with everyone he met. He worked as a pest control technician.
Christopher is survived by his parents Christopher and Leila of Ocala, FL his son, Christopher Kent Fox III of Ocala, FL and daughter, Cadence Scrimpsher and sister Heather Douglass of Ocala FL, Laura Leigh Fox of Richmond Va, He was preceded in death by sister Crystal Lynn McCowan.
A Celebration Of Life took place at 4839 SE St Rd Belleview, FL 34420 on Sunday Sept. 16th for those that wanted to pay respects to CJ or to say their goodbyes.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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GERALDINE FRANCES HOMAN
Geraldine Frances Homan, 80, of Belleview, Florida passed away September 13, 2018 at her home in Belleview, Florida.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Harry and Amelia Evans. Jerrie spent 14 years of her childhood in the Shriners Hospital in PA, and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1956. A dedicated member of the Light House Church of Citrus Springs. She enjoyed making country crafts and was a collector of rooster memorabilia.
Geraldine is survived by sons, James Homan and David Homan both of Belleview, FL.  She has 2 grandchildren; Stephen J. Homan and Laura E. Homan-Savino and 5 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Jerrie’s name, to the Shriners Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project.
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September 13, 2018
MARY LOUISE (KURZAWSKI) HOPKINS SIPLE
Mrs. Mary Louise (Kurzawski) Hopkins Siple, born on December 11, 1921 in Georgetown, Pennsylvania, to the late Anna Minnie Konrad and the late John Kurzawski, passed away at age 96 on August 21, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia.
Mary was spouse to the late Horatio Hopkins. Later, she was married to the late Ambrose Siple. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Hopkins Billiot; and grandchild, Davina Billiot. Mary is survived by her sons, Allan Thomas Hopkins and James Barry Hopkins; grandchildren, Pat Hopkins Tolpa, Dr. Melodie Billiot, Rhonda Billiot Mitchell, Tom Hopkins, Danielle Billiot Gwin, David Hopkins, Karen Russell, Jonni Taylor, and Erin Rioutah; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa Tolpa, Josh Tolpa, Alec Billiot Lowrey, Drew Billiot Lowrey, Cole Billiot, Celeste Billiot, Hunter Mitchell, Sean Mitchell, Alyvia Mitchell, Joanna Hopkins, Jackson Gwin, Sarah Gwin, and Ayden Gwin.
Friends and family can pay their respects at the visitation on Friday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel East, 2739 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, Florida, 34471. Following that, there will be a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel East. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, 5050 SW 20th St, Ocala, Florida, 34474. Family reception to follow interment at Redeemer Community Church, located in the Meeting Hall of First Christian Church, 401 SE 19th Ave Ocala, FL 34471.
Flowers and arrangements may be sent to Roberts Funeral Home.
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SIEGFRED J. REMSON
Siegfred J. Remson, 87, of Belleview, Florida passed away September 2, 2018 at Life Care of Ocala, Ocala, Florida. Fred was the husband of Joy Remson for 62 years.
He was born in Mt. Vernon, New York to a son of the late Siegfred and Ella Remson. Prior to his retirement he was a Service Manager for OHMEDA Life Support Medical Equipment.  He was a Veteran of the US Air Force where he actively served during the Korean War Era.
During his life Fred enjoyed aviation as a pilot and boating as captain of his various boats.  He was also very fond of horseback riding where his true cowboy would shine hat and all.  His love of RV travel provided an outlet for him as he traveled with Joy throughout the national parks where together they actively volunteered as campground hosts.  He especially enjoyed his residences in Texas and Florida along with times spent in Utah.
Fred will be deeply missed by his wife Joy, sister Barbara R. Corvino of Port St. Lucie, FL along with his nephews and nieces John & Franci Corvino, Roy Corvino, Chris Corvino, Barbara & Michael Malone and Ralph Corvino.
Fred will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Childeren’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.  Special thank you to the staff at Life Care Center of Ocala for the care provided.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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MOODY EUGENE CHAPIN
Moody Eugene Chapin, 96 of Ocala, surrounded by his family, stepped into the waiting arms of his loving Savior on September 6, 2018. He was born in High Springs, Florida to Rev. Harley L. Chapin and Mabel Cromwell Chapin on March 23, 1922.
As a young teen, the entire Chapin family, with 9 children, moved to Belleview FL where he met the love of his life, Hilma Redding. After his graduation from Ocala High School, he married his sweetheart and lifelong companion Hilma in 1941. When their first child was a few months old he was drafted into the US Navy and served his country with honor and distinction in WWII aboard the YMS71, a minesweeper. It was blown up when it hit a mine in Tawitawi Bay, during the Philippines liberation and he was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart.
He and Hilma owned and operated Moody’s Welding & Machine Shop in Ocala for 28 years.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Ocala, and a former member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Ocala where he was an active member, serving on the church board and teaching Sunday School for 30+ years, receiving many plaques of appreciation for his unique teaching style which he considered his gift. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of almost 77 years, Hilma, on July 28th of this year, and by his daughter, Myrna Watson of Moultrie, GA., and by his two older brothers Hugh and Bruce Chapin of St. Petersburg, Fl, and by his baby brother John Chapin of Ocala, and by his sisters Alice Chapin, Atlanta Ga, Rachel Harding, Cherokee, NC and  Esther Vlier, Akron, OH.
He is survived by his daughter Glenda (Terry) Hoskins, Ocala and his son Stephen (Brenda) Chapin, Crystal River, FL, sisters Ruth Hopper, Belleview, FL and Jean Perkins, Dothan, AL.
He was very proud of his 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of his life on Monday September 10th at 2:00 PM. Viewing will be at 1:00PM until service time at Hiers Baxley Funeral Home, 5946 SE Robinson Road in Belleview, FL.  Graveside services, including military honors by the US Navy, will follow at Belleview Cemetery.
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August 30, 2018
DONALD EUGENE MARKS
Donald Eugene Marks, 72, of Belleview, Florida passed away August 21, 2018 at Ted & Diane Brandley Hospice House, Summerfield, Florida.
Donald was born in Washington, District of Columbia a son of the late Floyd and Mary Marks. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War.  Prior to his retirement he was a member of the Iron Workers Union.   He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle and traveling.
Donald is survived by his brother, Ronald Marks of Belleview, FL, daughter, Nicole Marks and lifelong friend, Joseph White of Fort Pierce, FL, cousins, David Marks and Darla and Robert Hall.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 on Saturday, August 25, followed by Military Honors at the Belleview, Cemetery, Belleview, FL.
Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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August 23, 2018
ESTHER GRAYSON
Esther Grayson, 92, of Belleview FL passed away Friday, Aug. 17th 2018 at Prestige Manor Belleview.
Esther was born Jan. 3 1926 in Ladoga IN. She and her twin sister Ethel were born at home. She was the daughter of Orville and Hattie Higgins.
She married John Grayson in August of 1945 in Indiana and moved to Key West. They were residents of Belleview since 1989.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 2010. Esther is survived by her sons Steve of Lake Placid FL, Mike of Satsuma FL, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a brother Ed Higgins of Crawfordville IN.
Funeral services were held at Grace Baptist Church 10835 SE 70th Ave. Belleview on Thursday, Aug. 23rd. Pastor Rocky Culpepper officiated.
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DANIEL JAMES ALVEY
Daniel James Alvey, 62, of Belleview, Florida passed away August 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Vicki Alvey for 31 years.
Dan was born in Port Chester, New York to James and Angela Alvey. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL and very charitable within his community. He owned and operated Advanced Drywall, a construction business in Marion County. Dan was an avid hunter and enjoyed the great outdoors.
Dan will be deeply missed by his wife Vicki and daughters, Jessica Alvey-Hairston and her husband Earlie Hairston of Land O’ Lakes, FL and Gretchen  Alvey-Shackelford and her husband Brandon Shackelford of Rocky Mount, NC, his parents James and Angela  Alvey of  Belleview, FL, brother, Louis Robert Alvey and his wife, Vickie of Lynchburg, VA, sister, Loretta A Montalto of Belleview, FL grandchildren: Gabriel Ramirez, Analeise Ramirez, Leisl Hairston,  Naomi Shackelford and nephews: Daniel Alvey, Louis Alvey, Zachery Alvey, Thomas Alvey and  Dominic Alvey along with several great nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 21, followed by Mass of Christian Burial.   Interment was at Good Shepherd Memorial Garden, Ocala.
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August 16, 2018
DANIEL PORZONDEK
Daniel Porzondek, (Uncle Nad, Danny Boy) was born August 24, 1979 to Harry and Darlene Porzondek at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit, MI.  Danny attended Algonac/Marine City schools in Michigan until he moved to Florida with his family. Danny graduated from Lake Weir High School in 1998.
After High School Dan worked in the construction trades, primarily roofing and dry wall for 15 years.  Danny’s favorite activities revolved around fishing, especially in the Gulf. Danny loved children and the children seemed to gravitate toward him. Danny had a strong belief in family and was always the first to volunteer when anyone needed help.  In addition to fishing and family Danny enjoyed hunting, 4 wheeling and most anything to do with the water. Danny possessed an adventurous nature that was infectious to all who knew him. There was never a challenge too large and he never ceased to amaze family and friends by performing acts that most would not believe.  Dan may have coined the phrase, “Watch this, hold my beer!” Danny left this world on August 8, 2018 at 38.
Coping with his loss are parents Harry and Darlene Porzondek, sisters Carlene (Scott) Altenburg of Michigan, Renee (Dean) Carrier of Michigan, Candace (Jim) Smith of Englewood, Florida, Bobbi (Mark) Caruso of Fruitland Park, Florida, Marilyn (Anthony) Horky of Michigan and numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Danny was preceded in death by his older brother, Harry Adam Porzonek Jr.
Danny will leave an empty void in the hearts of all who knew him.
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August 9, 2018
“BILL” WILLIAM MUSIC JR.
Music, “Bill” William Jr., 64, passed away on 07/22/18 at his home in north Georgia. He was born and raised in Summerfield and lived here most of his life.
Son of William Music Sr. and Edith Smith Music Hoover.
Bill was survived by his wife Laurie Music, Melissa Music, daughter, stepson Patrick Liggett, Robert “Bob” Music, brother and sister Jaynie Music. He also is survived by his grandchildren- Christopher, Michael said Brittany and great grandchildren-Bradley, Epiphany and Sydnia.
He was loved by many! A “Celebration of Life”(memorial) will be held on 08/18/2018. For further details 352-307-2814.
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ROBERT JOHN MOGER, Jr.
Robert (Bob) John Moger, Jr. was born December 24, 1938 in Fort Myers, FL. He was the only child of Robert John Moger, Sr, and Ruth Elizabeth. Born at the end of the Great Depression, he grew up in his hometown during World War II and the post-war years of prosperity. After graduating from high school in 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Corps of Engineers as a land surveyor. He obtained the rank of corporal during his enlistment. While stationed in Germany, Bob met his wife Sandree through Bethel Baptist Church in Frankfurt, her hometown. After a brief courtship, the couple were married May 2, 1959. Bob then returned to the United States while Sandree waited four months to obtain a visa before she could join him.
The couple lived first in Fort Myers, then in other Florida cities, settling in Miami for a decade, beginning in 1962. During this period, he worked for General Development and then Deltona Corporation and completed an associate’s degree at Miami-Dade Community College before going on to study finance at the University of Miami. In 1972, he moved with his wife and two young sons to Ocala, where he established an engineering firm which he sold in 1979 to become a land developer and builder. In the 1980s, he served as a Vice President of Retirement Corporation of America and helped build nursing homes and retirement communities in Ormond Beach, Naples, and Beverly Hills, FL. Bob obtained a real estate brokers license and throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he ran his own business, designing and selling custom-built, single-family homes. After the housing market crash in 2007, he helped customers buy foreclosed properties.
A Christian man of strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, Bob was baptized in Bethel Baptist Church in 1959 and later served as a deacon and treasurer of various Baptist Churches. He was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Sandree; two sons, Cortlandt (J.C.) and Travis; four grandchildren: Natalie Hynes, Nadine, Madeline, Mark; and one great grandchild: Boaz Hynes.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Grace Baptist Church, 10835 SE 70th Avenue, Belleview, FL 34420 followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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MARTHA LAVERNE GUTHERY
Martha Laverne Guthery passed away peacefully in the company of her family on August 3, 2018 in The Villages, Florida, at the age of 77.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018. From 10:00 am to 11:00 am will be visitation for family and friends and a service to follow at 11:00 am at Grace Baptist Church, 10835 SE 701h Ave, Belleview, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Dementia Society of America.
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August 2, 2018
DOROTHY ESTHER HILL
Dorothy Esther Hill, age 95, of Springfield, MI, formally of Dover, FL, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility in Battle Creek, MI.  She was born December 7, 1922 in Ocala, FL the daughter of Harry C. Harrell and Dorothy G. (Baxter) Harrell.
She was an office worker for most of her working life and later a bookkeeper for her husband’s business.
She had many interest.  She loved all elements of nature; birds, flowers, hiking, and fishing to name a few.  Spending time with her family was a top priority as was reading, sewing, making quilts, and researching and recording her family history.
She married Wilford Douberley in 1940.  The marriage ended in divorce in 1965.  She then married Allen Hill in 1966.  He preceded her in death in 2000.  Esther is survived by her daughter, Carol E. (Ronald) Hill of Springfield, MI with whom she made her home for the past 14 years.  Two grandchildren, Gary Hill of Prairieville, LA and Jacquelynne Triplett of Mesa, AZ; 9 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; step daughter, Gloria Kotches of Orlando, FL.  She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sister, Margaret, and 2 brothers, Clyde and Bobby.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place.  A private family service will be held in Florida at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, 1150 East Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014.  Friends may send condolences or share a memory at www.kempffuneralhome.com.
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“BILL” WILLIAM MUSIC JR.
Music, “Bill” William Jr., 64, passed away on 07/22/18 at his home in north Georgia. He was born and raised in Summerfield and lived here most of his life.
Son of William Music Sr. and Edith Smith Music Hoover.
Bill was survived by his wife Laurie Music, Melissa Music, daughter, stepson Patrick Liggett, Robert “Bob” Music, brother and sister Jaynie Music. He also is survived by his grandchildren- Christopher, Michael said Brittany and great grandchildren-Bradley, Epiphany and Sydnia.
He was loved by many! A “Celebration of Life”(memorial) will be held on 08/18/2018.
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HILMA REDDING CHAPIN
Hilma Redding Chapin, 97, transitioned into the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2018, surrounded by her family.
She was born July 15, 1921 in Summerfield, FL to Henry and Coralie (Simmons) Redding. She was the Valedictorian of her Summerfield High School class of 1939. She caught her first glimpse of her future husband Moody Chapin while looking out of the window of her father’s store, Redding’s Store, as Moody walked by on his way home. They officially met as she and her friend sat on the rock wall at Belleview Town Hall, now Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home. They were married in her parent’s home on October 15, 1941. Moody’s father, Rev. Harley Chapin performed the ceremony.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Ocala, and had previously been the secretary and treasurer for 30 years at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Ocala.
For many years she and her husband owned Moody’s Welding and Machine Shop in Ocala, where she later added a thriving plant business in the front of the welding shop. She thoroughly enjoyed tending to her plants and meeting and making new friends and customers.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed her Christian romance novels.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Myrna Chapin Watson (Bill) of Moultrie, Ga. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 76 years Moody, her daughter Glenda (Terry) Hoskins, of Ocala and son Stephen (Brenda) Chapin of Crystal River. She was very proud of her 3 children, all 7 of her grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and considered them her greatest accomplishment.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, 2018 with Rev. Wayne Hancock, Sr. and Rev. Jeff Wade officiating under the direction of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL.
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July 26, 2018
MICHAEL JEFFERY BUTTERY
Michael Jeffery Buttery, age 52, of Belleview, (Mookie) died on July 15, 2018. He was born April 3, 1966, in Monroe, CT, to Brian and Joyce Buttery.
He is survived by his beloved wife Debbie and three children, Kyle, Justin and Alyssa Buttery; his father Brian, two brothers Craig and Scott Buttery; brother-in-laws Tony, Ricky and Kevin; sister-in-laws Colleen, Lynn and Cathy; nephews CJ, Casey, Grant and Christopher; Nieces Catie, Grace, Jennifer, Crystal, Christine and Michelle; best friend Tim and so many people that knew him as “MIKE’S HOT RODS”.
A service will be held on August 11th at 10:00 am at Sacred Fire Church, 12226 Hwy 301 in Belleview.  Following mass, service will take place at Belleview Cemetery. Guests are then invited to a celebration of life at the Ocala (Silver Springs) Moose Lodge, 7165 SE Maricamp Road.
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ARTHUR BLASKOWSKI
Arthur Blaskowski, 80, of Summerfield, Florida passed away July 17, 2018 at The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, Florida.  He was the husband of Marlies V. Blaskowski for 55 years.
He was born in Brazil, a son of the late Johannes and Rosa Blaskowski. Prior to his retirement he was a Ticket Agent for TWA Airlines.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Marlies V. Blaskowski of Summerfield, FL daughter, Connie (Harry) Neumann of Summerfield, FL and son, Marvin (Linda) Blaskowski of Coral Springs, FL. He is the grandfather of 5 and is also survived by his sister, Edit Sylla of Huntington Beach, CA.
The family received friends at First Baptist Church at the Villages on July 24. Funeral services followed.  Interment was in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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July 19, 2018
RAMONA C. MEREDITH
Ramona C. Meredith, 79, of Belleview, Florida passed away July 10, 2018 at Ted & Diane Brandley Hospice House, Summerfield, Florida. She was the wife of the late Oren L. Meredith who preceded her on January 7, 2000.
Ramona was born on September 17, 1938 in Kokomo, Indiana a daughter of the late Dorothy (Connor) Caron.  Prior to her retirement she was a Registered Nurse.
Ramona is survived by daughters, Denise  Meredith of Belleview , FL and Dorothy  Smith and her husband James of Inverness, FL  and sons, Oren  W. Meredith and his wife, Diana of Summerfield, FL and Robert  Meredith and his husband, Mark McNealy of  Clermont, FL. She has 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 Belleview on July 14. A graveside service was held at Belleview Cemetery, with the Reverend Doug Green officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to Rally International, P.O. Box 2795, Inverness, FL 34451 for Michelle Smith, her granddaughter who is a missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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RICHARD LLOYD DOWNS
Richard Lloyd Downs, 78, of Ocklawaha, Florida passed away July 1, 2018 at his home in Ocklawaha, FL.
He was born on May 6, 1940 in LaPort, Indiana a son of the late Donald Downs and Dorothy Evans. He served our country for 42 years in the US Army where he was a helicopter pilot and was highly decorated.
Richard was loved  by daughters, Donna Hewitt of Ocklawaha, FL, Tamara Kyle and her husband, Paul of Ivor, VA and survived by daughter,  Jennifer Downs of Mo and sons, Richard Downs, Jr. of KS and Jeffrey Downs of FL. He has 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Chuck Downs of Florida, John Downs of Oregon and Randy Downs of Virginia.
Inurnment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with Military Honors provided by the US Army.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baley.com.
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SCOTT RANDALL DAVIS
Scott Randall Davis, 45, of Summerfield, Florida passed away July 5, 2018.  He was born in Ocala, Florida a son of the late Robert and Brenda Davis.
Scott is survived by wife, Marlene  Davis, son,  Mathew Scott Davis daughter, Samantha Rose Jewel Davis and son, , Randall James Davis all of  Summerfield, FL, brothers  Mike  Davis of Summerfield , FL, , Jesse  Davis of Summerfield, FL, Robert  Davis of  Dunnellon, FL, Mark  Davis of Belleview, FL and sisters, Lori  Hogans of Batesville, AR, Christine  Werner of  Deltona, FL.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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ROBERT DALE CARSON
Robert Dale Carson, age 90, passed away surrounded by family in a family home on July 13, 2018 in Flowery Branch, GA.
Born December 24, 1927 in Hammond, IN to Claude and Agnes Carson, he had fond memories of childhood growing up with two sisters as well as friends. Graduated from Breman High School in 1945 he then enlisted in the Army Reserves during WWII as well as the Korean War in Germany. He graduated from Purdue University and worked in Broward County, FL as a registered civil engineer and land surveyor. After retiring he loved to travel and visited 43 countries.
Robert Carson was preceded in death by his father and mother as well as his sister Elaine. Surviving are his sister Dorothy of S.C., daughter Peggy (Larry) of G.A., and son Timothy of L.A., 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
He was laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. He is very loved and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com. Ward’s Funeral Home, 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville, GA in charge of arrangements.
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July 12, 2018
WINIFRED LORRAINE ROPP
Winifred Lorraine Ropp, 79, of Summerfield, Florida passed away June 30, 2018 at her home in Summerfield, Florida.
She was born in Jefferson, Maryland a daughter of the late Charles and Iola (Baker) Zimmerman.
Winifred is survived by her husband David Ropp and Jeffrey Ropp and his wife, Ladora of Frederick, MD. She has 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Kimberly Ann Clem who passed in 2015.
Services will be held in Frederick, MD.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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RUTH ANN DEAN
Ruth Ann Dean, 82, of Belleview, Florida passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at E.T. York Hospice House, Gainesville, Florida.
Ruth was born on in Brownstown, Illinois a daughter of the late Benjamin and Tressie (Blankenship) Porter. Prior to her retirement she worked as a Dietary Manager in the Health Care Industry.
Ruth is survived by daughter, Dora Anselmo of Belleview, FL and sister, Evelyn Ward of Illinois. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Belleview VFW Post 8083, Belleview, FL.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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MEREDITH HAMILTON
(PRESTON) DAWSON
Meredith Hamilton (Preston) Dawson, 29, of Weirsdale, FL was born September 2, 1988 to Kim and Charlene Williams Preston passed away in a tragic accident, with her unborn child, on June 26, 2018.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Leesburg, FL. She owned and operated, along with her family, husband and Amanda Henderson the Ace Hardware stores in Fruitland Park and Weirsdale.
A beloved daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend; survivors include:  her husband, Blake; their daughter Jessica; parents Kim and Charlene Preston; brothers Brad and Seth (Kay) Preston; sister Kelley (Thomas) Crone; nieces and nephews: Nathan, Teagan, Bella, Calla and Alex.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, Leesburg beginning at 11 AM with Pastor Cliff Lea presiding.  Due to health concerns and to embody Meredith’s spirit of tangible giving, the family requests no flowers, rather packs of diapers be brought to the service to benefit the Family Pregnancy Center or donations to the Christian Care Center denoted to benefit the Children’s Shelter.  Meredith is to be interred privately at Forest Hills Cemetery in Weirsdale.  Condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.
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ALBERTO BENEVENUTO
Alberto Benevenuto, 46, Born July 2, 1972 died on July 6, 2018 due to a tragic motorcycle accident.  He and his wife owned “Off The Hook” restaurant in Belleveiw, FL.  Coming from Alaska he owned the Harbor Café Restaurant in Valdez, Alaska.
He was the beloved son of Alberto and Maria Teresa Benventuo, Sr. of Lima, Peru.  He was an excellent chef and a skilled and tolerant craftsman.  He loved his children more than anything always taking care of them.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Melanie, his three small children, Isabella, Enzo and Camila of Ocala, FL; sisters, Maria Teresa and Veronica both of Lima, Peru. He was a beloved nephew, cousin, uncle, brother-in-law, son-in-law, and best friend to many people who knew him. .  He was preceded in death by a baby boy.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 PM at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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July 5, 2018
CALVIN PERRY SMITH
Calvin Perry Smith, DVM resident of Clewiston, Florida, formerly of Miami and Summerfield, Florida passed away on June 23, 2018 at the age of 79.
Although born in Conway, South Carolina, Perry grew up on a farm in Dallas, Florida. He was a 1957 graduate of Lake Weir High School. He attended the University of Florida and Auburn University, where he received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1964. Immediately following graduation, he was drafted by the US Army where he served as Veterinarian at the rank of Captain. Upon his discharge he moved to Miami, Florida where he practiced veterinary medicine for 40+ years. As owner of Trail Animal Clinic, Inc. in Miami, he became active in both the local and state veterinary associations, serving as President and Treasurer of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation and President of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award and two Dedicated Service Awards by the SFVMA for his numerous contributions to the association and community. In 2007 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. This is the single most prestigious award that can be given to any veterinarian in the state of Florida.
Since his retirement, Perry has owned and managed P A Smith Ranch Property, LLC; a 2,500 acre working cattle ranch in Hendry County, where 500 head of cattle reside. When he wasn’t rounding up cattle, building fences, mowing pastures, spraying Florida Holly, or driving the front-end loader, he was sitting on the steps of his log cabin hand feeding the deer and wild turkey that hung out around the house.
That ranch meant the world to him and until January, 2018 he ran it single handed, except during round up time, when he brought in the “cowboys” and “cow dogs”.
“Dr. Perry”, as he was called, will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Adele E. Smith, and his son, Perry F. Smith, DVM (wife, Jill), his brother, Frank Smith and his grandchildren, Hayley and Madison Lemery (17), daughters of Kay Smith Lemery (deceased), Cole Smith (14) and Jacob Smith (13), son’s of Perry and Jill Smith. His animal family include his dog, Tramp, his cat, Kitty Kitty, his horses Cowboy and Calvin and Bambi the pet deer.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Kay Smith Lemery, father and mother, “Buck” and Elouise Smith, his brothers, Jerry and Juddy Smith and his sister-in-law, Patricia Smith.
The ashes will be spread under the oaks, where the deer and turkey feed, at the ranch (27425 Smith Ranch Road; Clewiston, FL) on September 1st to which family and close friends will be invited.
Memory donations can be made to;
Auburn University Foundation; Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (Small Animal Medicine); 317 S. College St; Auburn, AL 36879 or to the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, Inc. PO Box 421929; Kissimmee, FL 34742-1929.
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June 28, 2018
ERICA ANN WILEY
Erica Ann Wiley, 39, of Summerfield, Florida passed away June 3, 2018 in a horrific car accident. She was born on May 18, 1979 in Norwalk, Connecticut a daughter of Artie and Marion (Morris) Wiley.
Erica had a love for the iconic Rosie the Riveter, so much so that she herself enjoyed working for the greater good of her country. She had a passion for music and loved to sing, with a voice many wished they had. She was very adventurous, and had a way with words when she wrote.
Being around her quirky humor was intoxicating, could brighten up anyone’s day.
She came up with her own quote “1 word 1 act of kindness can change a person’s life” Erica was one of the sweetest people you could meet. She loved without judgement and no reservation.
Erica will be deeply missed by her parents Artie and Marion Wiley and her sister, Elizabeth Wiley all of Summerfield, FL.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Gateway Bible Church, Belleview, FL starting at 11:00 am.
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June 21, 2018
RAYMOND HYATT
Raymond Hyatt, 93, of Summerfield, Florida passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018.  He was the husband of Florence Hyatt for 68 years.
Ray was born in Raeford, North Carolina, the son of Willie and Celie (Herring) Hyatt. Prior to his retirement, he lived in Brevard County and was a Manager with RCA at the Eastern Test Range. He moved close to family and fulfilled his dream of owning land and raising cattle.  As an avid water skier, scuba diver and tennis player, he shared his love of water activities and the outdoors with the entire family.
Ray is survived by his wife, Florence and daughters, Marlene Bjork and her husband, Robert of Summerfield, FL, Barbara Carnival and her husband Roy of Summerfield, FL and son, Don Hyatt and his wife Teresa of Apollo Beach, FL. He was the proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren, Norman Hyatt, Robert Bjork, Jordan Bjork, Lily Carnival, Joseph Hyatt, Jacob Hyatt and Michael Hyatt.  Raymond has five great grandchildren, Kyron Hyatt, Tyler, Ryder, Finley and Violet Bjork.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Crum Cemetery, Summerfield, FL with Military Honors provided by the Belleview VFW Post 8083. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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MELISSA A. HINDE
Melissa A. Hinde went to her final resting place after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Melissa was born March 28, 1970 in York, PA. She is preceded in death by her father, Ronald E. Green and her maternal and paternal Grandparents.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Richard Hinde Jr. of Ocklawaha, FL, and her 2 daughters Destiny Hinde and Amber Howe and son in law Stephen and granddaughter Isabel Howe all of Ocklawaha, FL. Also, her mother, Loretta McFall and her step father Gary McFall of Belleview, FL. Also her 3 brothers, Jeremy McFall of Ocala, FL and Heath and Derrick Green, York, PA. Also her step brother, Gary McFall Jr., Lakeland, FL and 2 step sisters, Bobbie Jo Merchant, Belleview, FL, and Kimberly Adams, Cortland, N.Y. and her best friend of 38 years, Cindy Spencer, Summerfield, FL, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her dearly.
She will be forever in our hearts. The services for Melissa Hinde will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Highway 301 in Belleview, FL, on Saturday. July 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church.
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DORIS R HENDRZAK
Doris R. Hendrzak, 88, of Belleview, Florida passed away May 5, 2018 at Ted & Diane Brandley Hospice House Summerfield, Florida. She was the wife of the late Joseph Hendrzak who passed away on August 4, 2002.
Doris was born on January 11, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Candler, FL.  Prior to her retirement she was a records clerk for the Falls Township Police Department, Fallsington, PA.
Doris is survived by niece, Mary Lou Griggs of North Myrtle Beach, SC and she was preceded in death by her husband and her beloved son, Joseph who passed in 1976.
A Memorial Mass will be held on June 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Candler, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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PERRY HALL CRAVEN
Perry Hall Craven, 75, of Summerfield, Florida passed away June 10, 2018 in Summerfield, FL.  He was born on April 4, 1943 in Bardstown, Kentucky a son of the late Charles and Mary (Duggan) Craven.  Prior to his retirement he worked in building irrigation systems for golf courses and country clubs. Perry was an avid NASCAR fan, having attended the Daytona 500 for the past 45 years.
Perry is survived by son, Daniel H. Craven and his wife, Wendy of Paisley, FL and daughter, Claudia Holly and her husband Michael of Woodstock, GA.  He has 5 grandchildren.  He is also survived by brothers, Steve Craven of FL, Joe Craven of NC and sisters, Mary Allen Ferguson, Betty Smith and Emily Giddens all of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charles and Patrick Craven.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34491.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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June 7, 2018
MARY ANNETTE
MARTIN SHANNON
Mary Annette Martin Shannon, 62 of Moss Bluff, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2018.
Maryann was a devoted wife, loving mother, faithful friend, sister and adoring Nana.  Her love and affection was not reserved for family alone but was showered on everyone who crossed her path.
She is survived by her husband Carl E. Shannon, Sr. children: CJ and Pam Shannon and Dusty and Jen Shannon; grandchildren: Dalton (Kali), Cassidy, Maddie, Nick, Hailey, great grandchild Kinsey, brother Hubert Martin and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Ruth Martin and sister, Bonnie Young.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Carl and Maryann Shannon’s home, 8550 South Highway 314-A, Ocklawaha, FL 32179 Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, FL. .  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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SARAH ALISE HOOVER
Sarah Alise Hoover, 30 of Belleview, Florida passed away May 29th 2018 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL after a long courageous battle with lupus.
Sarah will be remembered for her sparkling blue eyes, beautiful smile and her love for animals. She was previously employed by Fastenal of Belleview where she was an outstanding award-winning sales person. An avid Florida Gator fan, she also enjoyed playing softball, music, dancing, word puzzles, driving her car that she called “Betsy Blue” and hanging out with her friends.
Sarah was born on June 20, 1987 in Ocala, Florida a daughter of Deborah Hoover Powell and the late Michael Hoover.
Sarah is survived by her mother, Deborah Hoover Powell and step-father, Mickey Powell of Belleview, FL; Sister, Tiana Smith of Belleview, FL; brother-Bobby Schmidt of Nokomis, FL; Grandmother, Wanda Garner of Primm Springs, TN;  Buddy-Furbaby and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
The family wishes to extend a Special Thanks to Dr. L. Suresh of Ocala Kidney Group, Dr. Nitin Dhaon, ORMC and their staffs for the extraordinary care provided to Sarah during her illness.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, on Sunday, June 3.  A Celebration of Life Service, officiated by Rev. Doug Green, will took place followed by interment at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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STELLA HELFINSTINE
Stella Helfinstine, 84, passed away peacefully at home on June 3, 2018. She was born in Dayton, Ohio. She enjoyed nature, flowers, her garden, horses, traveling, collecting rocks, dipping her feet in the rivers, playing marbles and slots, and most of all waking up to wild birds feeding.
She leaves behind her 11 children, Robert Helfinstine, Mary Jo Starr, Michael Helfinstine, Charles Helfinstine, John Helfinstine, Elizabeth Cooper, Terri Jekot, Penny Kammerer, Joseph Helfinstine, Richard Helfinstine and Linda McCombs; her best friend of 40 years, Pat Petty; 14 grandchildren (preceded in death by 2), 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life to be announced at a later date to accommodate family and friends. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made in memory of Stella Helfinstine to Hospice of Marion County Inc., PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860, for their excellent care of our beloved mother in her time of need. She will be forever missed but never forgotten. Her final thoughts “real love”.
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May 31, 2018
JOHN BARTH SPANO
John Barth Spano, 79, of Summerfield, Florida passed away May 18, 2018 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. He was the husband of Cheryl Spano for 38 years.
John was born on October 22, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois a son of the late Sam and Margaret (Cosintino) Spano. Prior to his retirement he was in the steel industry.  He was an avid golfer and had 3 Hole In Ones.
John is survived by his wife, Cheryl A Spano and son, John F. Spano and his wife Kim Spano of Homer Glen, IL and his daughter, Kelly Gordon of Chicago, Il.  He has 4 grandchildren Jena Spano, Ashley Locum, Ethan and Isabella Gordon. He is the last of his immediate family.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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CECILIA LUCILLE MAGDZIAK
Cecilia Lucille Magdziak, 89, of Belleview, Florida passed away May 24, 2018 at Estelle’s Hospice House Ocala, Florida. She was the wife of the late Emil Magdziak who preceded her on July 19, 2014.
Lucille was born on July 27, 1928 in Nevada a daughter of the late William and Cecelia (Klemenic) Damron. She had a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and worked in Accounting for many years.  She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview.
Lucille is survived by daughters, Mary Magdziak of Havana, FL and Patty (Robert) Boren. She is also survived by sisters, Billie Dittebrandt and Joyce Shaw and brother, Jack Damron.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, on May 29. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 30 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala.
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IRENE MACALPINE
Irene MacAlpine, 90, of Summerfield, Florida passed away May 28, 2018 at her home.  She was the devoted wife of the late Charles D. MacAlpine who preceded her in 2013.
Irene was born on May 22, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts a daughter of the late Barnet and Miriam (Yarlow) Golden. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Belleview, FL. She enjoyed cross word puzzles, cryptograms, playing cards and her involvement in the various church groups.
Irene is survived by devoted daughter, Jean McGrail of Ocala , FL and son, Robert  MacAlpine of Marlboro, MA, step-daughters, Janet  Pessolano of  Canterbury, NH, and Linda  Nocerino of Proctorsville, VT. She has 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles MacAlpine, Jr. and grandson, Jonathan MacAlpine.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Belleview, FL.  A viewing will be held at the church from 9:00 AM till the time of the service. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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EVELYN  LOIS
“GEORGE”  HELFINSTINE
Evelyn  Lois “George”  Helfinstine was born on September 16, 1937 in Bridgeport, CT and moved to Florida in 1974.
She went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2018. She was 80 years loved. Evelyn is survived by her loving husband Mike “Helf” of 27 years. She leaves behind her children; Loring Felix , Maggie Long , Mike Felix, Dominick Georgetti, Rose Helfinstine & a step daughter Denise Goolsby-Horton. As well as 12 grandchildren; Justin, Christopher, Jessica, Stephen, Michael, Ryan, Kayla, Nicole, Dominick, Savannah, Jordan, Bentley & 16 great grandchildren, two sisters Fran and Oach, a brother Bill, and a life long friend Audrey.
Evelyn was a nurse for over 30yrs (where she made life long friends) she also worked for the Marion County school system for 12 years. Evelyn and Mike opened their home for foster children. “George” had been a volunteer at St. Theresa’s for 20 years.
She loved her family more than anything. Evelyn loved to go camping with Mike &  Rose; they were also camp volunteers for many years. She was an avid Yankees fan. Her passions included  making puzzles, sewing, watching Days of Our Lives, and of course her wine.
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May 24, 2018
FRANCES G. MCNEAL
Frances G McNeal, 60, of Silver Springs, Florida passed away May 14, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of Daniel McNeal for 34 years. Frances was born on June 6, 1957 in Bartlett, Illinois a daughter of Arthur and Eleanor (Wright) Dombrowski.
She worked for the Marion County Public Schools in the Food Service Department for 20 years. Frances devoted herself to the Lord, her family, and helping others. She also loved talking to her granddaughter, Madison, baking cookies, and decorating for the holidays.
Frances is survived by her husband, Daniel McNeal, mother, Eleanor Dombrowski of Lake in the Hills, IL, son, Daniel McNeal II of Ocala, FL, daughter, Megan Rea and her husband Dorian of St. Louis, MO, sister, Cynthia Miller of Huntley, IL, Denise Edmunds and her husband Larry of Elgin, IL and brother, James Dombrowski of McHenry, IL.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Dombrowski, brother, Dennis Dombrowski.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, on May 17. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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May 17, 2018
NANCY E. RUTH
Nancy E. Ruth, 80, of Summerfield, FL (formerly of Detroit, MI) passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018 with her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter at her side.
She is survived by her sons, Mark Ruth of Summerfield, FL and Carl Ruth of Michigan and daughters, Donna (Jerry) Calhoun of Oklahoma and   Renee (Stephen) Jandura of Summerfield, FL; eight grandchildren: Christeenia, Michael, Mary, Oliva, Zac, Sam, Alicia and Rebecca; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, John Fowler of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Donald Ruth; son, Ronald; Parents Clay and Agra Fowler; in laws Burt and Josephine; and many other loved ones.  Nancy retired after being a bookkeeper for her entire adult life.  She has always been a devout Lutheran and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for over 20 years.  Nancy will be remembered for her strength, love of her family, faith and her way of just making people laugh.
A Celebration of Life service with Pastor Dan Kelm will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Friends may call from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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May 3, 2018
PATRICIA ANN NORRIS
Patricia Ann Norris, 66, of Ocala, Florida passed away April 29, 2018 at West Marion Community Hospital Ocala, Florida. She was the wife of Edwin Norris for over 41 years.
Patti was born on October 20, 1951 in Warwick, Rhode Island to Robert and Margaret (Hale) Smith. Prior to her retirement she was a teacher.  She was an active member of Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, Ocala.  Patti loved the beach, playing Scrabble, cooking, and spending time with her 3 year old grandson Zeke.
Patricia will be deeply missed by her husband, Edwin Norris and son Robert Norris and his wife Bianca of Ocala, FL, step-daughter Lisa Norris and fiancé, Chris of Gig Harbor, WA, step-son, Edwin John Otto and his wife, Amber of Clyde, MO.  She is also survived by sister, Debbie Supper and her husband Vic of Norfolk, VA and her father, Robert W Smith Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA. She has 9 grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Smith.
The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Funeral services will be at 10:00AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Cummings officiating. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Memorials may be made to the Lake Weir High School Boys Basketball c/o SSSPC, 674 Silver Road, Ocala, FL 34472.
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April 26, 2018
DANIEL ALLEN SANTANGELO
Daniel Allen Santangelo, 61, Of Ocala, Florida, Passed away March 9th 2018. He was born in Daytona Beach FL on August 18, 1956
Daniel was a retired carpenter, Fisherman and Professional Truck Driver.  He had a passion for working with his hands and building whatever he put his mind to.
He is remembered by his Wife Lisa Santangelo and four children Christine Santangelo and Daniel Santangelo JR. of MA. Tancy Santangelo, Michael Santangelo of FL. and his two brothers Donald Santangelo of FL. and Dennis Santangelo of MA. Daniel Santangelo also had many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
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SAMUEL R. LELKO, SR.
Samuel R. Lelko, Sr. was born April 29, 1931 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and passed away April 14, 2018 at Estelle’s Hospice House in Ocala, Florida. He was a son of John and Mary (Haranshaw) Lelko.
Mr. Lelko was of the Baptist faith. His greatest enjoyment in life was his family. He also liked to read and to watch football and NASCAR. He worked as a meat packer for a wholesale grocery.
Samuel was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 56 years, Betty Lelko.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Tina Lelko, Jr.; grandchildren, Christine, Brandon, and Jasper; great grandsons, Benji and Cailean; brother, Walter Lelko; sister, LaVon, and her husband, William Tingley.
Graveside service will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Ocala on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Belleview, FL.  Condolences may be sent on www.hiers-baxley.com.
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HAROLD DANIELL HOLCOMBE
Harold “Hal” Holcombe, 85, of Belleview, Florida passed away April 21, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Gail Holcombe for 25 years.
Harold was born on July 9, 1932 in Buchanan, Georgia a son of the late Lawrence and Mildred (Daniell) Holcombe. Prior to his retirement he as a member of the Georgia State Patrol.  He enjoyed playing softball and liked to listen to country and Gospel music.  His family was everything to him.
Harold is survived by his wife, Gail Holcombe and daughters, Joy Anna Zager and her husband Allan of Atlanta, GA, Jody Duffey and her husband Charles of Ocala, FL and step-daughters, Lynda Miller and her husband Bob of Longwood, FL and Laura Harrison of Gainesville, FL. He had 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Gloria Marie Holcombe and son, John Holcombe.
Friends gathered on Wednesday, April 25, at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview.
Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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April 19, 2018
RAYMOND MASI
Raymond Masi, 88, was born May 31, 1929 in New Haven, CT and passed away March 29, 2018 in Summerfield, FL. He was the son of the late Amato and Carmela DeMeola Masi.
Ray was an Army veteran who served his country in Germany during the Korean War.  He retired as an operating engineer for CT Local #478.  He loved to play cards and make people laugh.  He was a loving husband and father whose only concern was the well-being of his family.
Ray leaves cherished memories with his loving wife of 63 years, Rosemarie (Mele) Masi, his 2 sons, Raymond (Elizabeth) Masi of Ocala, Richard Masi of Summerfield and daughter, Deborah Raccio of CT, granddaughter, Jacqueline (Adam) Barbieri of Ocala.  He was predeceased by 8 siblings.
The family received friends at Hiers Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview, FL 34420 on Tuesday, April 17. Graveside services followed at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County in memory of Raymond Masi.
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Eldon Slone
Eldon Slone, age 89 of Belleview died at home on March 7, 2018. He was born on April 20, 1928 to Clarence and Jessie Northrup in Peoria, IL. Eldon was a veteran of the Navy and served during WWII. Eldon along with his wife Viola owned and operated S and S Horse Track Builders, building tracks all over Marion County.
Eldon was a private pilot, a member of Masonic Lancaster Lodge, 106,  Belleview American Legion, a member of the Morroco Temple of the Shrine. Eldon was an avid fisherman, loved to travel and enjoyed having fish fry’s with the family.
Eldon is survived by wife, Viola Maxine Slone, daughter, Karen Scott, son, Jack Slone, daughter, Marsha Brown, son, Allen Slone; eight gradchildren; 10 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Eldon was predeceased by his son Fred Slone and a grandson, Cory.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations Downtown Chapel, Ocala, Florida.
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April 12, 2018
MARY TIERNEY
Mary Tierney, 91, of Summerfield, Florida passed away April 7, 2018 at the Springs of Lady Lake, Lady Lake, Florida.  She was the wife of the late Jerome Tierney who preceded her on August 15, 2015.
Mary was born on February 10, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late Joseph and Freda (Stellone) Sanzone. She and Jerome moved to Florida from Long Island, NY in 1986. Prior to her retirement she was a Medical Secretary.  She was of the Catholic faith.
Mary is survived by: daughter, Mary Fucci of Athens, GA;  Teresa  Lanzer of Summerfield , FL; Veronica  Romano of Blue Ridge, GA, and sons, Jerome  Tierney of Buffalo, NY, Thomas  Tierney of  Idaho;  Matthew  Tierney of  Long Island, NY and Robert  Tierney of Long Island, NY.  She has 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Freda Ramoska of Long Island, NY. She was also preceded in death by sister, Ann Scott and brother, Anthony Sanzone.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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EDNA MAY MCCUNE
Edna May (Hicks) McCune, 85, of Marion County, Summerfield Florida was born in Marion County, Indianapolis Indiana to Matthew and Lora Myrtle Hicks on January 4, 1933.  She passed away peacefully at Legacy House in Ocala Florida on April 3, 2018.   May had 7 brothers   (Kenneth, Herman, Donald, Matthew, Raymond, Lawrence, and Carl) and 2 sisters (Ruth Mayerhoefer and Mary Anderson).   She married Warren McCune in 1964 and they moved to Ocala Florida, then later to Summerfield Florida.   She worked at Mack’s Cafeteria (Indianapolis) as a teenager, Western Electric (Indianapolis), and as an operator at Florida Telephone for 26 years.  Besides her husband Warren, May loved Florida Gators football, her dog Bodhii, horses and horse racing, and daily phone conversations with family and friends.  She was loved by everyone who met her and will be truly missed.  May was never one to feel sorry for herself and managed to smile and remain positive even through life’s trials.
She was preceded in death by her husband Warren, her 7 brothers, her sister Ruth, stepsons Charles Robert (Bobby) McCune and Mike McCune, grandson Spencer Sommers , nephews Steven Mayerhoefer, and  James (Jimmy ) Hicks, nieces Joyce Wells , Shari Hall, and Carol Sue Peterson.
She is survived by her sister Mary Anderson (Indianapolis ), stepdaughter Joyce Sommers , stepson Kenneth Patrick  ( Kenny Pat) McCune, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends and neighbors.
May you rest in peace Edna May.
Services will be private, but if anyone wants to honor May’s memory, they can donate to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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March 22, 2018
FLORENCE DELORES EDGAR
Florence Delores Edgar, 88, of Summerfield, Florida passed away March 16, 2018 at Life Care Center of Ocala, Ocala, Florida.
She was born on September 21, 1929 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey a daughter of the late James and Viola (Matthews) MacPherson. Florence was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Summerfield, FL. She was a retired CAN Home Health Aid and moved to Summerfield from Tampa, FL in 1982.  She worked for the State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program also.
Florence will be deeply missed by her daughter, Karen  Page of Ocala , FL, Mary Jane Burns of Receda, CA, Elizabeth  Campbell Carter of Tampa, FL and sons, Robert  Matthews of Tampa, FL and Tony  Nova of FL. She has 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death her parents, husband, Claude Edgar and sister, Catherine Martowiczs and brothers, Peter and Robert Matthews.
The family will receive friends at St. John Lutheran Church, 10495 Sunset Harbor Road Summerfield, FL 34491 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM. Funeral services will follow at 3:00PM. Interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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RALPH BURTON FORD
Ralph is now in Heaven with his parents, Joann Moore and James B Ford Sr, from Seabrook, NJ.
He lived in Florida with his family Lisa Moore, Steve Camp, Steven B Camp and Emily Camp and loved to spend time with his Great niece Nevaeh Camp. He has 5 brothers: Kenneth Moore of LA, Charles Moore (deceased), Thomas J Moore, James B Ford Jr and Ronald Ford all of NJ. He has many aunts, one uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He graduated in 2004 from Cumberland Regional High School. Ralph was very smart, friendly, funny, artistic, hard worker, brother, son, uncle, friend, and we are going to forever miss his great smile and piercing green eyes. He loved to draw, listen to his music and had a ton of friends. I don’t know one single person that did not love him. He worked at several locations in The Villages, Golden Coral since 2011-2016,
Manager at Popeye’s in Belleview, SunKool AC/Heating and lastly Bob Evans also in the Villages. Taken way before his time, he had so much to offer and so many missed opportunities in his future.
If you would like to send contributions for flowers or services they can be sent to Padgett’s Funeral Home. 1107 State HWY 77, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 or call them at 856-451-1999.
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ROBERT A. HOOVER
Robert A Hoover, 75, of Ocala, Florida passed away March 16, 2018 at 2897 SE 62nd Street, Ocala, Florida.  He was the husband of the late Patricia Hoover who preceded him in death on April 26, 2015.
Robert was born on July 31, 1942 in Portersville, Pennsylvania a son of the late Arthur and Ethel (Frederick) Hoover. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War.  Prior to his retirement he was a Supervisor of a pipe crew. During Patricias final time he devoted himself to her care and needs. Robert enjoyed relaxing  at home on his property, spending time with friends at the VFW, or golfing with his late wife. Those who had the pleasure of meeting Robert always spoke of what a tremendous person he was. He will be greatly missed by all.
Robert is survived by sons, Michael Hoover of Ocala , FL and Robert  C. Hoover of NM, daughters Venus Hoover-koran, Jennifer Miller, and Theresa Hoover, sisters Bea Olsen of  Salem, OH, Linda Baker of New Castle, PA, Lori Thompson, and brother Ronald Hoover.  Robert has 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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March 15, 2018
MARGARET McCLUNEY
Margaret McCluney, 84, of Belleview, Florida passed away March 7, 2018 at Superior Residences at Cala Hills, Ocala, Florida.  She was the wife of the late Robert McCluney, who preceded her on November 22, 2013.
Margaret was born on November 7, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Clarence and Eleonora (Raymond) McCord.  She is survived by her sister, Patricia Wade and her husband, Luther (Bud), of Pembroke Pines, FL.  Margaret was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Belleview First Baptist Church.
Margaret is survived by daughters, Lynn Hill and her husband, Tim, of Ocala, FL, Susan Stewart and her husband, Dave, of Ocala, FL, Robbi A. Cota and her husband, Pete, of Gansevoort, NY and son, Michael McCluney and his wife, Heidi, of  Deland, FL.  She has 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420, on Saturday, March 10, followed by interment at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, FL. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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GREGORY GRIFFITH
Gregory  Griffith, 84, of The Villages, Florida passed away March 6, 2018 at The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, Florida.  He was the husband of Marjorie Ward Pruett.
Gregory was born on November 5, 1933 in St. Petersburg, Florida a son of the late Morris and Marjorie (Tooke) Griffith.  He was a retired Veteran of the U.S. Air Force retiring as a Tech Sergeant and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He was an active volunteer of several ministries at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Belleview, FL.
Gregory is survived by Marjorie Ward Pruett and son, Scott Edward Griffith and his wife Kathy of Waterford, WI and daughters, Candace Lee Griffith of Macon, GA, and Cynthia Louise Poole and her husband Greg of Macon, GA.  He has 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 5750 SE 115th Street, Belleview, FL 34420. Memorials in his name may be sent to the Camp Wingman Scholarship Program c/o St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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March 8, 2018
DANIELLE MARIE SWAIN SMITH
Danielle Marie Swain Smith, 29, of Summerfield, Florida gained her wings on February 25, 2018.
Danielle was born on April 12, 1988 in Gainesville, Florida to Laurence Swain and Billy (Gottschalk) Papp.  She grew up in Belleview; played softball and graduated from Belleview High School.
Danielle is survived by her husband, Dustin Smith; mother, Billy  Papp and her husband Sean Papp of Belleview, FL; father, Laurence  Swain of Valdosta , GA; daughters, ,Skylar Callahan Swain and  Taylar Jo Rickey Swain; and son River Lee Smith; grandparents, James  Bridges, Gail  Walsh, Evelyn  and Tinker  Davis; and mother-in-law, Paula Reedy Dooley.  She also leaves behind sisters, Brooke Swain of Valdosta, GA, Kelli Papp of Gainesville, FL, and Katie Papp of Ocala, FL.
4 kisses…see you soon.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, on March 3. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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DONALD WILLIAM KUZENSKI
Donald William Kuzenski, 65, of Belleview, Florida passed away February 23, 2018 at Estelle’s Hospice House, Ocala, Florida.
Donald was born on March 26, 1952 in Appleton, Wisconsin the son of the late Lester and Awanda (Erdmann) Kuzenski. He worked at Bergstrom Paper [later P. H. Glatfelter] in Neenah, WI. Later he worked for Memorial Florist. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish in Appleton before moving to Florida in 2015. He attended St. Theresa Catholic Church where he volunteered at the Food Pantry and Thrift Store. He was a huge Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing Sudoku.
Donald is survived by sons Franklin of Havre de Grace, MD and Douglas (Courtney) of Seattle, WA; grandson Grant of Seattle, WA; step-son Lee Wulgaert and step-daughter Bryana Wulgaert of Appleton, WI; and brothers, Richard Sr. (Gayle) of Summerfield, FL, Tom (Linda) of Fall Creek, WI, Jerry of Appleton, WI; and sister Judy (Bruce) Brahe of Menasha, WI. Don was predeceased by his wife Ruth.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 SE Hwy 301, Belleview, FL 34420. Interment will be in King, Wisconsin. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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LOREY MAE BACHAND HOUSE
Lorey Mae Bachand House entered God’s presence on February 28, 2018.  She was born on November 5, 1917 to Agnes and Omer Bachand.  She was a devoted wife to her husband of 50 years, Ernie House, who predeceased her; a loving mother to her daughter, Lorey Phillips (Bill) and son, Jim House (Dana); a caring grandmother to three grandchildren, Jon Phillips, Stephanie Brown, Anna Gibson and to her 7 great grandchildren.
Lorey’s life exemplified her desire to bring glory to her Savior through service and prayer.  Her faith, love, and grace were demonstrated in all she did as wife, mother, grandparent, nana, friend, and teacher.
Visitation was held at Heirs-Baxley Funeral Home, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 on Monday, March 5 with a celebration of life service following. Interment was at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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DELORES C. FARRIS
Delores C. Farris, 79 of Summerfield, Florida, born on January 30, 1939 to George and Opal (Jones) Campbell in Cedar Grove, West Virginia passed away on February 18, 2018 at her home with her loving family. She was the wife of Anthony Farris for 52 wonderful years. Delores will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
A memorial Mass will be held at St Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview Florida on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to Heirs-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Rd, Belleview, Fl.
Delores is survived by her husband Anthony Farris, daughters, Cindee Ann McKinney of Summerfield, FL, Shelley Lee Preast of Glasgow, WV, Wendy Mangold of Newark, DE, Christy Ann Morello of BelAir, Maryland and ToniLynn Farris-Miller of Summerfield, FL and sons William Anthony Farris of Newark, DE and Jeffrey Thomas Farris of Summerfield, FL. She had 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren One sister, Sally Ann Gustafson of Charleston, WV. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Michael Edwin Farris.
Delores was a active member of Lions Club International for over 45 years both local and multiple district levels. First joined Lionism as a member of Aston Lioness Club and later converted her years of service as a Lion by being the first female Lion in Kirkland Haverton Lions Club in PA. After moving to Florida to retire, Delores served many positions in Lionism – President of her local club, Zone Chairman, District Governor and Past Council Chairman.
Delores has been awarded various International President Certificates of Appreciation, numerous club awards, International President Leadership Award, International Presidents Award, Key Awards, 100% District Governor Award, Guiding Lion Award, Florida Foundation for the Blind Grand Lion, Crusader Ward both District and Multiple District Level, Pilot Ward both District and Multiple District Level, Lyonell Lyndsey Award and she received the Lions Club Progressive MELVIN JONES Fellowship.
Family ask that in lieu of flowers that you make donations to Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Multi Handicap Blind, 405 White St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 or Florida Foundation for the Blind.
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LINDSAY RYAN CLAUSS
Lindsay Ryan Clauss, 32, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away February 25, 2018 at her home.
She was born on June 28, 1985 in Elmira, New York to Tracie Sassano and Joseph Clauss. She was a conscientious nurse and was very compassionate. She fought for her patients even when she ran up against seasoned nurses. She loved art and painting. She would spend long hours working on some piece that had her attention. She also loved shopping for her art supplies, especially the isle in Hobby Lobby with the door knobs. She would spend 45-minutes to an hour looking for the perfect door knob to put on the current piece she was working on. Lindsay would do craft shows with her mother in Florida. They would set up two tables and after three weeks of work Lindsay would have three items on the table. She would spend a week or more decorating a wooden box. She would remove fixtures, add items, remove the items she added, put the items back on. Paint the box. Change the color of the box again. She was a perfectionist, but she never seemed to achieve what she wanted.  We met many people at the craft fairs. From the time she was a child, she never met a stranger, everyone was her friend. Lindsay had a very open view of life and was accepting of everyone’s culture, ethnicity, and beliefs.
Lindsay is survived by: Robert Barto (Fiancé); Beverly Hills, FL, Phoenix Grace Martin (Daughter) Horsehead, NY, Tracie Sassano (Mother); Ocala, FL, Morgan Ashley Clauss (Sister); Ocala, FL, Luke Joseph Clauss (Brother); Elmira NY, Regan Elizabeth Sassano (Sister); Ocala, FL, Marcia E Sassano (John O’Donnell) (Grandmother); Elmira, NY, James  Sassano (Paula) (Grandfather); Belleview, FL, Joseph Clauss (Father); Greer, SC, Elizabeth Clauss (Grandmother); Elmira, NY. She is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her cousin Michael Watson, her Uncle John Clauss, maternal grandparents and most paternal grandparents.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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March 1, 2018
HARRY LINCOLN MORROW
Harry Lincoln Morrow passed away on February 22, 2018 in Summerfield, Florida. Born in Moultrie, Georgia to Harry and Ethel Morrow, he was a US Navy veteran (Seaman 1st Class) and a stone mason by trade.
He was married to his wife, Lucille for 65-and-a-half years and had four children.
Mr. Morrow was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, Ramona Kluess and Donald and Dwight Morrow.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; children, Susan (Dave) Howell of Dunnellon, FL, James Morrow and Shereen (Neil) Fort of Summerfield, FL and Thomas (Anna) Morrow of Ocala, FL; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 5 nieces and 3 nephews.
Services were held at Grace Baptist Church, 10837 SE 70th Avenue, Belleview, on Monday, February 26. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 5740 South Pine Avenue, Ocala.
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JO ANN HILTON
Jo Ann Hilton passed away on February 20, 2018 in Leesburg Regional Hospital.  She was born on March 16, 1952.  She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse Harris and June Taylor as well as her stepfather, Melvin Avant.
Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Andrew C. Hilton, children Matthew W. Hilton (Mycheal) of Ft. Myers,, Kelly Morgan (Alvin) of Summerfield and sister, Cindy Sands (George) of Wildwood, FL.  Her grandchildren include: Dylan, Abigail, Nicholas and Cayden Hilton.  She will be missed by many close friends and extended family members who include her church family at Belleview Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Jo Ann Hilton found great joy in her life and in her profession of being an LPN.  She enjoyed working on her craft projects such as making greeting cards and bookmarks.  She found great pleasure in giving them away to all she met.
Her family would like to express their gratitude to those that assisted her in her final months, especially the staff of Leesburg Regional Hospital ICU Ward, The Villages Regional Hospital, The staff at DaVita Dialysis Center, her many physicians and medical teams.  You all became part of our family.
She will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.  In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the National Kidney Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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HAROLD “RED” SMITH JR.
Harold “Red” Smith Jr. passed away February 4, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages. Harold was born September 13, 1939 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Survivors include his daughter Danielle Smith, his sons Christopher Bealer and Bobby Cameron, and four Grandchildren Caleb, Christopher, Ryleigh, and Ledger.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday March 3, 2018 at Lake Lillian at 3:00 pm.
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ADA ELIZABETH “BETTY” WALKER
Ada Elizabeth “Betty” Walker, 90, of Belleview passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at her residence in Belleview.
Betty Walker was a native of Okeechobee, Florida and moved to this area in August of 1967. She began teaching and then became the Director of Little Friends Preschool and Kindergarten and was instrumental in bringing many young families to the Lord.
Survivors include her son Rev. Ronald S. (Alice) Walker, daughter Vicki J. Walker, granddaughters Kathy (Sean) Riley and Dama (Lance) Abshier, grandson Trevor Walker, great grandchildren Tyler, Ashlyne, Landon, Logan, and Laine. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Rev. Damon B. Walker.
A funeral service was held on February 25, at First Baptist Church of Belleview. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Belleview Christian Academy Betty Walker Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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February 15, 2018
BRITTANY LEE KIRBY
Brittany Lee Kirby, 35, born July 30, 1982, passed away on February 3, 2018 in Ocala, Fl. Brittany was a smart, loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.
Her smile would light up a room. Brittany worked in many different fields of employment and was a lifelong resident of Ocala, FL.
She leaves behind her son, Christian Bright, mothers Jeanette Perry, Deanna Steinbach, brother William Steinbach, sisters Leah Kirby and Shenandoah Steinbach and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a celebration of life for Brittany on February 18, 2018 at Summer Glen Country Club in Ocala, FL at 4:00 pm, located at 1450 SW 154th street road. Flower memorials may be sent to Summer Glen Country Club.
The family will always carry the memory of Brittany in their hearts. May she rest in peace.
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NATHAN CRAIG BAUER
Nathan Craig Bauer, 65, of Belleview, Florida passed away February 5, 2018 at in his Belleview home. He was the husband of Laura Bauer for 25 years.
Nathan was born on December 14, 1952 in Los Angeles, California a son of the late Hans and Lena Marie (Williams) Bauer.  He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during the Vietnam War.  He was an HVAC Technician and worked for Patrick’s Heating and Air, Ocala, FL.
Nathan will be deeply missed by his wife Laura and daughters, Melissa Kathleen Bauer of Conway, AR and Joni Marie Russ of Perry, FL and son,  Nathan Carl Bauer Jr. of Belleview, FL.  He has 7 grandchildren and a brother, Stephen Julius Bauer of New Braunfels, TX.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Monday, February 12, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview. Military Honors were rendered by the Belleview VFW Post 8083. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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February 8, 2018
JOHN THOMAS MCGAUGHEY, JR. DDS
John Thomas McGaughey, Jr. went to be with his Lord on January 25, 2018. He was 84 years old. Dr. McGaughey was born March 9, 1933 in Ocala, Florida. He was the son of the late J.T. and Lula McGaughey of St. Petersburg, Florida where he attended school, graduating from St. Petersburg High School in 1951. Dr. McGaughey was an Eagle Scout in Troop 17 at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, which was also his family church. He graduated from Emory University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order, with a B.A. in 1955 and a D.D.S. in 1960.
He was a member of Psi Omega dental fraternity, a life member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Society, and was a member of the Pinellas County Dental Society. He practiced in Madeira Beach, Florida from 1961 until 1965, when he moved to Seminole, Florida. He practiced there until his retirement in 1993. While residing in Madeira Beach, he was active in the Church by The Sea, serving as a trustee and working with the Boy Scout Program. He was a member of the Seminole Kiwanis Club for 25 years of perfect attendance and served as its president in 1972. He was a Master Mason and member of Lodge 139 F. & A. M. of St. Petersburg, Florida.
After his retirement, Dr. McGaughey resided at his family farm in Moss Bluff, Florida. He continued to practice Dentistry as a volunteer at the Marion County Health Department for 10 years. He was a member of Christ the King Anglican Church in Ocala, Florida.
Dr. McGaughey is survived by his wife, Claudia Ashley McGaughey; son John T. McGaughey III; daughter Candace McGaughey; stepchildren Pamela Johnson and Walter Perrell III; and 7 step-grandchildren.

February 1, 2018
CHARLOTTE ANN STOCKTON
Charlotte Ann Stockton, 74, of Belleview, Florida passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at Palm Garden of Ocala, Ocala, Florida.  She was the wife of the late Bill Stockton who preceded her in July 1992.
Charlotte was born on September 1, 1943 in Lafayette, Indiana a daughter of the late Russell and Anna (Stull) Finney. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, Ocala, FL.  Prior to her retirement she was a Pharmacy Tech for Kmart Pharmacy.  She enjoyed crocheting.
Charlotte is survived by her son, Craig Stockton of Belleview, FL. She leaves behind many friends.
A graveside service will be held at the Highland Cemetery, Williamsport, IN where she will be laid to rest with her late husband, Bill.. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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ELEANOR ELIZABETH REDDING
Eleanor Elizabeth Redding, 94, of Weirsdale, Florida passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, Florida.  She was the wife of Samuel Walter Redding who preceded her in 2009.
Eleanor was born on August 21, 1923 in Ocala, Florida a daughter of the late Samuel and Thelma (Wright) Phillips. She was a member of the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church and a member of United Daughters of Confederacy Marion Dragoons.  Prior to her retirement she was a secretary for the Marion County School Board.
Eleanor is survived by son, Samuel L Redding (Shannon Nichols) of Weirsdale, FL; daughter Patsy Redding or Weirsdale, FL; granddaughter, Barbara Redding Ballard (Mike) of  Altamonte Springs, FL;  grandson Samuel Ray Redding (Krissy) of Weirsdale, FL, great-grandchildren Justice, Liberty and Faith Ballard of Altamonte Springs, FL and sister, Nancy Theroux (Walt) of  Summerfield, FL.  She was preceded in death by brothers, Buddy Phillips; Jimmy C Phillips and sister, Maryann Leonard.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday, January 31 at the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church, 16305 SE 137th Court, Weirsdale, FL 32195.  Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.  In lieu of flowers, her request is that you “Pay It Forward” by visiting a shut in, take a flower to a lonely person, write a note, fix a meal for someone or act of kindness.
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MATTHEW PROCTOR
Matthew Proctor, 23, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on January 28th, 2018 in Delray Beach, Florida.
Matthew was born in Ocala to Carrie and Robert Proctor on February 9th, 1994. He went to school in Ocala, Belleview (High School), Orlando Valencia college (AA) and was near completion of his degree at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. He worked most recently in ground operations at Jet Blue airlines.
Matthew was passionate about many things, in particular the Miami Dolphins football team, the musician Drake, his dog Dobby, history, politics, and helping others. He loved his family and loyal friends and was loved in return. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Matthew is survived by his sisters Jessica and Courtney, mother Carrie (Paul Higginbottom), father Robert, grandparents Shirley Scheffel and Harvey Scheffel, and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
The family of Matthew wishes to extend sincere thanks and love to all who knew, cared about and loved him.
A Celebration of Life for Matthew will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Roberts of Ocala’s Downtown Chapel. The family will receive friends one-hour prior starting at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of sending gifts or flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warriors foundation. Thank you.
Services are under the care of Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations Downtown Chapel, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, FL  34471 (352)537-8111.  Please sign Matthew’s online guestbook at www.robertsfunerals.com.
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DONNA RENEE DENNING
Donna Renee Denning, 56, a resident of Prattville, Alabama and a former resident of Belleview, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Glynwood Baptist Church. Burial was in Prattville Memorial Gardens. A visitation was held at the church prior to the service.
Mrs. Denning taught Special Ed students at Stanton Weirsdale Elementary School and Lake Weir Middle School. She had also been an active member of First Baptist Church in Belleview.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lonnie and Minnie Moore, Thomas and Osawade Wand and her father-in-law, Raymond Lee Denning. She is survived by her loving husband, Mike Denning; three daughters, Amanda Cline (Joshua), Rachel Moore (Heath), Michelle Horton (Calvin); her parents, Richard and Barbara Wand, mother-in-law, Mildred Denning; two sisters, Sherry Reed (Mike), Terri Barnes (Joe); one brother, Jeff Wand (Leslie); three grandchildren; Karlee Grace Cline, Karoline Maxine Cline, Skylar Grayson Horton; and numerous extended family members and many friends.
To express online condolences please visit prattvillememorial.com.
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ERNEST OBERLIN CORNELIUSSEN
Ernest Oberlin Corneliussen, 95, Lady Lake, FL passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born in Minnesota. He was a WWII Army veteran, married Betty in 1945. They owned and operated the Charloe store in Charloe, Ohio for 15 years. In 1962 they moved to Lady Lake, FL where they owned and operated Ernie’s Chevron Service Station in Lady Lake. He continued to work through his 80’s, never really retiring. Ernie was known as a “Jack of all trades”.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty in 2007, sister Darlene Gemlick, infant sister Millie Elizabeth Corneliussen and brother Ralph “Rappy” Corneliussen.
Survivors include his daughters: Nylice Thomas (Bill), Paulding, Ohio; Margene Hopper (Doug), Belleview, FL; Lorene Sasser, Lady Lake, FL; and Tammy Goddard (Elvis), Tampa, FL; sons: Gene Corneliussen (Linda), Eustis, FL; Rick Corneliussen (Brenda), Ocala, FL; Dennis Corneliussen (Janie), Ocala, FL; 5 siblings: Florence Bishop, Ruth Dulva, Margaret Iwen, Marvin Corneliussen, and Judy Vigesaa; 23 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m.on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Leesburg, FL. Interment with Military Honors will be in Lady Lake Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Baldomero Lopez Veterans Nursing Home, c/o Operation Patriot, 6919 Parkway Blvd, Land O’Lakes, FL 34639.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL Online condolences may be left at www.BeyersFuneralHome.com.
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January 25, 2018
JEAN ADELLA ROGERS
Jean Adella Rogers, 92, of Belleview, Florida passed away at Ocala Regional Medical Center on January 15, 2018.  She was born on July 7, 1925 in Rochester, New York a daughter of the late Dean and Edna (Westfall) Young.  She is survived by 9 children, 27 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 2 sisters. Jean was predeceased by her parents, 1 brother and her husband, Joseph Cosenza.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, on Tuesday, January 23. The funeral service was officiated by Pastor Lee Fox of Calvary Chapel. Interment will take place at Valley View Cemetery in Avoca, New York.
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JOSEPH ARNOLD ROSENTHAL
Joseph Arnold Rosenthal, 77, of Ocala, Florida passed away January 18, 2018 at this home. He was the husband of Beverly Rosenthal for 51 years.
Joseph was born on July 27, 1940 in Queens, New York a son of the late Robert and Reta (Blakesley) Rosenthal. He served our country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Navy.  He was a graduate of The University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He worked for the public transportation company as a mechanic.
Joseph will be deeply missed by his wife, Beverly and daughter, Karen Michelle wife of Brett Ladd of North Cohocton, NY and son,  Joseph Arnold Rosenthal Jr. and his wife Wendy of Middletown, CT. He has 6 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.  He is also survived by his brother, Robert Rosenthal and his wife Starr of Surprise, AZ. Surviving are many nieces and nephews and his cat, Rosey.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, on Thursday, January 25. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, January 26, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview with The Reverend Kris Schonewolf officiating. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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DARLENE ALICE SANVILLE
Darlene Alice Sanville, 70, of Belleview, Florida passed away January 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Alfred Charles Sanville, Sr. for 52 years.
Darlene was born on May 16, 1947 in Woodsville, New Hampshire a daughter of the late Gerald and Ilene (Darling) Lee. Prior to her retirement she was an Activities Assistant for a nursing home. She loved NASCAR racing and making activities for her grandchildren.
Darlene will be deeply missed by her husband, Alfred Charles Sanville Sr.  and daughters, Lisa  Martin and Kimberly Sanville and son, Alfred Charles Sanville Jr. all of  Belleview, FL. She has 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Gina Cross of Post Mills, VT and brothers, Wellington Lee of SC; Gerald Lee, Jr. of Silver Springs Shores, FL and Leslie Lee of Lake Wales, FL.  She was preceded in death by grandson, T.J. Jones.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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January 18, 2018
ROBERT MICHAEL SHIHINSKI
Robert Michael Shihinski, 58, of Belleview, Florida passed away January 7, 2018 at The Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL.  He was the husband of Gloria Shihinski.
Robert was born on September 9, 1959 in Scranton, Pennsylvania a son of the late Boris and Mary (Galada) Shihinski. He was a Maintenance Technician in the medical industry. He was an avid woodworker.
Robert will be deeply missed by his wife, Gloria and sons, Michael  Shihinski of Belleview and FL John  Shihinski of Belleview, FL and daughters, Christine  Shihinski of Ocala, FL and Mary  Frost of Jacksonville, FL.  He has 6 grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother, Boris Shihinski of Dickson City, PA.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, on Sunday, January 14.  The Rite of Christian Burial was held at Holy Dormition Byzantine Catholic Church, 17 Buckskin Ln, Ormond Beach, on Monday, January 15. Interment was at the Belleview Cemetery. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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TOMMY GAFFORD
Tommy Gafford passed away December 27, 2017 at the age of 71. He was born in Galesburg, IL on July 13, 1946 and moved to the Ocala area in the late 1960s.
He and his soul mate, Mary Beth Rinehart, would be celebrating their 32nd anniversary in February. He was the other half of Mary’s Place diner in Belleview. He could often be seen visiting tables at the diner, a cup of coffee always in hand. He collected coffee mugs, and friends and family would often bring him new ones from their travels. A generous giver, Tommy had a joke for everyone and never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alberta McCullum. He is survived by brother Michael Gafford; sister and brother-in-law Dixie and J.R. Austin; partner Mary Beth Rinehart and her daughters, Neesa Wharton and Michelle Rinehart; and grandchildren Melissa and Alfred Wharton.
A celebration of Tommy’s life will take place at Mary’s Place on Monday, January 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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PATRICIA KATHERINE CRAFT
Patricia Katherine Craft, 77, of Belleview, Florida passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  She was the wife of Richard Leroy Craft   for 57 years.
Patricia was born on August 15, 1940 in Elgin, Illinois a daughter of the late Francis and Ruth (Nelson) Miller. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL.  She enjoyed doing Arts and crafts; her laptop computer, playing Bingo and going to garage sales and especially traveling the country in their RV. She was an Associate of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She was also a member of TOPS of Belleview.
Patricia will be deeply missed by her husband Richard and daughter, Mary Sue Craft of  Belleview , FL and sons,  Richard Patrick Craft of Ocala , FL, Joseph James Craft of Rockford, IL, William Charles Craft of Tampa, FL and Christopher Matthew Craft of  Sycamore, IL.  She has 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by a sister, Joella Miller, OP of Adrian, MI. She was preceded in death by her son, David Aaron Craft.
The family received friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, on Saturday, January 13, with a Wake Service. A Mass of Christian Burial and interment were held in Elgin, IL. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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KEVIN BAYMAN
Kevin Bayman, 41, of Ocala, Florida passed away suddenly on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Ocala, FL. He was the husband of Rebecca Huennekens.
Kevin was born on June 4, 1976 in York, Pennsylvania and raised by his grandparents, Thomas and Romaine (Warner) Bayman and Aunt and Uncle Robert and Cindy Wurth. He was of the Christian faith. He worked with his father-in-law and best friend at All Mid Florida Construction. He enjoyed rebuilding and restoring video arcade games. He was a great father who loved to spend time with his sons and would help them with their homework.
Kevin will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Rebecca  Huennekens  and sons, Kevin  Bayman Jr., Cody  Huennekens, Orion  Huennekens, Phillip  Bayman, Brayden  Huennekens, Grayson  Huennekens all of Ocala, FL.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Grace, 7045 East Hwy 25, Belleview, FL 34420. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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January 11, 2018
ANN BEVERLY SMITH
Ann Beverly Smith of Belleview, FL passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Brookdale Assisted Living Home, Ocala, at the age of 104 years old.
Ann was born on August 26, 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She lived in Michigan for 35 years and in Florida for over 37 years until her demise.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herbert R. Smith of 68 years; 3 sisters, Madeline, Genevie Clara and a daughter-in-law, Patricia.  Ann was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL for over 30 years.
She leaves 2 sons, Kenneth A. Smith (Mae) of Fort Pierce, FL and Loren C. Smith of Clio, Michigan, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends.
A Viewing was held on Saturday, January 6, at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. A Graveside service was held on Saturday, January 6 at the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 5740 S Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34480. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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January 4, 2018
PATRICIA ANNE SULLIVAN
Patricia Anne Sullivan, 82, of Ocala, Florida passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Brookdale Paddock Hills Ocala, Florida. She was preceded in death by husband, Paul Sullivan.
Pat was born on October 26, 1935 in Oswego, New York a daughter of the late Melvin and Frances (Walt) Coe. Prior to her retirement she spent her career as a teacher.  She moved to Florida in 1974 from Cazenovia, New York. She was a member of the Belleview First Baptist Church.
Patricia is survived by her son, Charles (Kelli) Hofer and two grandchildren (Weston, Wyatt) of Gallatin, TN; sister, Jane (Wayne) Clift of Lowville, NY and brother Robert (Katie) Coe of Pennellville, NY.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 with The Reverend Doug Green officiating.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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CHESTER ANTHONY CZERWONKA
Chester Anthony Czerwonka, 89, of Wildwood, Florida passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Cypress Care Center Wildwood, Florida. He was the husband of Patricia Czerwonka for 26 years.
Chester was born on February 8, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a son of the late Anthony and Agnes (Garbacz) Czerwonka. He was of the Catholic faith.  He served his country for over 41 years beginning with his time in the US Navy during World War II and Korea.  He later joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard retiring as a Master Sergeant.  He had been active in the Belleview VFW Honor Guard. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion in Pennsylvania as well as the Moose, Eagles and Elks.
Chester is survived by his wife, Patricia A Czerwonka of Wildwood, FL, and daughter, Deborah Thompson (Bill Thompson) of MD, son Steven Czerwonka of Tampa, FL, Douglas Czerwonka (Venise) of Cape Coral, FL, step-son John  Porter of Houston, TX,  and step-daughters, Teresa  Fullan (Bill Fullan) of  Longwood, FL and Shelly Faye of Jacksonville, FL.  He has 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Military Honors and inurnment will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at The Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420.  Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.

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