2019 Obituaries

2019

March 14, 2019

PHYLLIS J. JUSTICE
Phyllis J. Justice, 59, of Ocklawaha, FL, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. She was born on October 17, 1959 in Huntington, West Virginia. She was a homemaker in her own home. Her hobbies included being “Memaw” to her grandkids that she adored, shopping and dining out.
She is survived by her three daughters, Brandy Justice, Ocklawaha, FL, Kelli (David) McReynolds, Silver Springs, FL, Rose Justice, Belleview, FL, brothers, Jerry Scarberry, Belleview, FL, Mark Scarberry, Fellsmere, FL and three grandsons, David, Jr., James, and Logan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Holley and Alta Scarberry and her son Larry Justice, Jr.
A visitation was held on March 8, 2019 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. A funeral service was held on March 9, at Family Life Ministries, 12404 SE 112th Avenue Road, Belleview, FL 34420, with interment immediately following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Ocala. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com
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March 7, 2019

DENNIS C. PATTERSON
Dennis C. “The Sarge” Patterson, 67, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Dennis was born in Lake Waukegan, Illinois and moved to this area from Hammond, IN in 2011. He retired from Ford Motors after 30 years of service. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force and was a member of the VFW Post 4493 in Candler. Dennis was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, a member of the American Pool Players Association, a baseball coach for many years and enjoyed bowling.
He is survived by his son, Dennis C. (Elizabeth) Patterson, Jr., Hammond, IN, daughter, April (Jon) Lannin, Ocala, FL, step sons, Brad (Jessica) Hope, San Francisco, CA, Jason (Megan) Hope, Las Vegas, NV, brothers, Richard (Sandy) Patterson, Chesterton, IN, Bert (Mia) Patterson, Belleview, FL, ten grandchildren, Maximillian, Destiny, Timothy, Jesse, Charles, Eva, Livia, Hannah, Ethan and Cecilia and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Jeanette Patterson and his brother, Gerald “Michael” Patterson.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 4493.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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LOUIS “LOUIE” S. COE
Louis “Louie” S. Coe, 64, passed away February 25, 2019 at Estelle’s Hospice House in Ocala. He was born February 28, 1954 in Miami, a son of Sylvester and Mary (Conti) Coe. He was the beloved husband of MaryAnn Hamilton Coe for 24 years.
Louis worked as a carpenter in the construction industry. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.
Louis is survived by his loving wife, MaryAnn of Ocklawaha; step-daughter, Lydia Kokay (Michael) Bailey and granddaughters, Christina and Janice’ of Rolla, Missouri; 5 sisters and 4 brothers. He was predeceased by his parents.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Online condolences and memories may be shared at hiers-baxley.com.
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February 28, 2019

DONALD RAYMOND UHLIR
On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Donald Raymond Uhlir, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 79 at the Ted and Diane Brandley House in Summerfield, FL. Don was born on October 16, 1939 in Grafton, MN to Edward and Gertrude Uhlir. He graduated high school from Thompson Public School, in Thompson, ND, and then was drafted into the Army. He served as a mechanic while stationed in Germany attached to the 546th Maintenance Company. He was honorably discharged in 1965 after two years of service. Upon returning to North Dakota, Don worked as a mechanic for the International Harvester Company in Crookston, MN until being employed as general manager of the Red River Valley Potato Research Farm in 1968. In 1966, Don married Lucille Irene Deschene, and they raised one daughter (Rebecca) and one son (Andrew). In 1988, Don and Lucy moved to Belleview, FL. In 2007, he retired from the Marion County Fire Department after 20 years of service as an emergency vehicle technician.
Don had a passion for farming. He found the most joy in life while tending to his garden and yard. He also was an avid tinkerer and was well known amongst family and friends for his ability to deconstruct and reconstruct farm machinery.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Edward, his mother, Gertrude, and a twin brother, Daniel. He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Belleview), two children, Rebecca (Memphis, TN) and Andrew (West Palm, FL), three brothers, James (East Grand Forks, ND), Robert (Pink Hill, NC), and Michael (Grand Forks, ND), and two sisters, Judy (Portland, OR) and Patricia (Austin, TX), and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on March 5th, 2019 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (10670 SE Maricamp Rd.in Candler, FL at 9:30AM followed by burial held at the Bushnell National Cemetery at 1:00pm. Funeral flower donations may be delivered to the church or to the Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, 11250 Southwest 93rd Court Road Suite #300, Ocala, FL 34481. Monetary donations may be made in honor of Donald to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.Parkinson.org.
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ELAINE G. GENOVA
Elaine Ciampi Genova, has left this world to reunite with her parents, Albina and Pasquale Ciampi. She was a hairstylist for 55 years. She lived, loved, laughed and fed all who knew her.
She is survived by two brothers, Ronald Ciampi and Joseph Ciampi. She was an amazing Mother to her son Lawrence J Genova and his wife Casey-anne Genova. The best Gamma to her two grandchildren, Stephanie and Zachary Genova. The proudest Great Gamma to Cayden Tyler Genova.
The Funeral Service was held on Sunday, February 24th at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 South Pine Avenue in Ocala. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to the Hospice of Marion County, Estelle House, 2897 SE 62nd Street, Ocala, FL 34480.
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ART CHETE
Art Chete, born January 7, 1938, went to his home in Heaven on February 23, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, children: Todd and Kim Chete, grandsons, Justin and Tyler Chete, daughter-in-law, Kayrn Chete, nephews and nieces.
He served proudly in the USMC from 1956-1959. He received an A.A. degree in Police Administration in 1969, a B.S. degree in Criminology in 1970, and a Master’s degree in Specialized Law Enforcement in 1972.
He began his law enforcement career as a policeman in 1959 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He ended his career in law enforcement at the College of Central Florida (formally CFCC), in June of 2001, as Director of the Florida Institute of Criminal Justice.
A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Belleview, FL, on March 2, 2019. His pastor, Rev. Rocky Culpepper will officiate the Memorial Service.
Visitation will be at 10 am. The Memorial Service will begin at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 10835 SE 70 Avenue, Belleview, FL, 34420, or to the American Liver Transplant Association.
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MICHELE LEE BURKETT
Michele Lee Burkett, 53, of Summerfield, Florida, passed away February 21, 2019 at Legacy House Ocala, Florida. She was born on September 5, 1965 in Salem, Ohio to Larry and Jodie (Macek) Hoopes.
Michele was an active member of Sorrento Church of God. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family. Michele loved going to the mountains and seeing the change of seasons every year. Her hobbies included crafting and sewing, reading, and doing puzzles.
Michele was employed by Village Pack ‘N Ship since 2007 and was very dedicated to her work.
Michele is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ricky; four children, Nicholas (Rosa) Burkett, Okeechobee, FL, Jodie Frisby, Aaron Burkett, Madison Burkett, all of Summerfield, FL, three, grandchildren, Jayda Burkett, Okeechobee, FL, Kinsley Frisby, Summerfield, FL, Caysen Burkett, Okeechobee, FL, step-father, Bill Jones, Ohio, siblings, Tracy Hoopes, Clewiston, FL, Kelly “Twink” Swindle, Clewiston, FL, Kim Conley, Lake Placid, FL. And JW Allison, Ohio.
Funeral services were on February 26 at Belleview Church of God. Interment was at Belleview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Michele’s Go Fund Me, https://www.gofundme.com/shelly039s-survival. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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February 21, 2019

BYRON C. McCLENDON
Byron C. McClendon, 65, of Summerfield, FL, passed away February 13, 2019. He was born June 28, 1953 in Ocala, FL, to Byron and Mary McClendon.
He was a graduate of Lake Weir High School class of 1971. He was a drywall laborer for trade. Byron was an avid CB’er, using the handle, Byron. He enjoyed gardening, specifically bonsai gardens.
Byron is survived by his father, Byron J. McClendon, Jr and cousin, Diana Ledlow. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Dobbs, and sister, Misti McClendon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent at hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview.
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LARRY A MILLER
Larry A Miller, 73, of Ocala, Florida passed away February 13, 2019 at his Ocala home. He was the husband of Karen Miller for 55 years of Marriage. Not only did they live as husband and wife, they were also best friends.
He was born in Anawalt, West Virginia a son of the late Robert K. and Alma M. Miller. Prior to his retirement he was a diesel mechanic in the trucking industry.
Larry will be deeply missed by his wife, Karen and daughter, Darlene Miller-Houle and her husband Sylvain Houle of Quebec and sons, Larry A Miller Jr. and his wife Monica of Belleview, FL, and Stephen Kenneth Miller of Vero Beach, FL. He has 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Jan Edwards of Cocoa Beach, FL and Brenda Campbell of Greensboro, NC.
Not only will he be missed by family and friends, Larry has touched many many lives over his 73 years!
A Memorial Gathering was held on Sunday, February 17 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be expressed at hiers-baxley.com.
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February 14, 2019

IRENE SANFORD
Irene Sanford, of Ocklawaha, age 84 went to be with the Lord on Feb 3, in Summerfield.  Irene was an active member of Grace Baptist Church of Belleivew.  She was a member of TOPS, Red Hats, and had volunteered for Second Harvest, gathering, packing and distributing food to the homeless. She retired from Brevard School System where she served as a cook/baker. She taught Sunday School for years and studied the Bible fervently.
She is proceeded in death by her husband and 2 sons.  She is survived by her three loving daughter, Katrina Kyzer, Donia Ouzts, and Robin Belhumeur, 5 sisters, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grand children, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville, Fl, on Friday, February 8th. She was interned at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
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January 31, 2019

WINNIFRED MURRAH BOATRIGHT
Winnifred Murrah Boatright, 82, of Belleview passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Ted & Diane Brandley House in Summerfield. Winnifred was a native of Live Oak, Florida and moved to this area  in 1980. She was a Driver’s License Examiner for the State of Florida for twenty one years. Mrs. Boatright was a member of First Baptist Church of Belleview. Winnifred enjoyed crafting, camping, fishing, boating, shopping, cooking, baking, canning, and being around her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas H. Boatright, three sons and their wives, Ron and Amy, Summerfield, FL, Tommy and Melinda, Belleview, FL, Alan, Summerfield, FL, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Winnifred is preceded in death by her parents George and May Murrah, and three brothers, Johnny Murrah, George Murrah, and GH Murrah, all formerly of Live Oak, FL.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Belleview. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview. Interment will be in Clayland Baptist Church Cemetery in Live Oak.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.

January 24, 2019
KERMIT J. RIEDY
Kermit J. Riedy, 85, of Summerfield, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Kermit was born on January 14, 1934, to Kermit and Mildred Riedy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and moved to this area from Forrestville, New Jersey in 1996.
Mr. Riedy was a founding member of Little Dove Baptist Church and was also active in the Gideon’s International prior to moving to Florida. He loved sharing the gospel and playing the piano and organ.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, daughters, Barbara (Rusty) Johnson, Greeneville, TN; Patti (Bruce) Ellis, Forestville, NY; son, Richard Smith, San Francisco, CA; step-sons, Tommy (Judy) Caudill, Knox, IN; James Caudill, North Judson, IN; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, niece, Cathi and nephew, Richard. He will be dearly missed by his dog, Blackie. Kermit is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann, granddaughter, Lelia, and his sister, Janet.
A funeral service was held on January 23, 2019 at Little Dove Baptist Church, 12005 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. Interment was private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideon’s International. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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FLORENCE BARBARA HYATT
Florence Hyatt, 89, of Summerfield, Florida, passed away Sunday, January 19,2019, surrounded by her loved ones.  Florence was the widow of Raymond Hyatt, and was married to him for 68 years.
Florence was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Nicholas Gliatta and Edna Perrina.  Prior to retiring to Marion County to fulfill her lifelong dream of living on a farm and raising cows, she lived in Brevard County, FL. Florence was a competitive water skier, she scuba dived and loved her family above all things. Florence was an amazing cook, seamstress, and baker and overall held her family within her love her entire life.
Florence is survived by her three children; 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, She was the proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren, Norman Ray Hyatt, Robert Nicholas Bjork, Jordan Christopher Bjork, Lily Michele Carnival, Joseph Nicholas Hyatt, Jacob Christopher Hyatt and Michael Hyatt.  Florence has five great grandchildren, Kyron Hyatt, Tyler, Ryder, Finley and Violet Bjork.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 12:00 PM.  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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RODNEY LEE HELM
Rodney Lee Helm passed away in Hospice Care on Saturday, January 12. He was born November 20, 1965.
Rodney was born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Belleview. Throughout his life, he enjoyed the hobby of woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Helm.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Schratwieser-Helm; father Charles Rodney Helm, of Summerfield; brothers Steven and Michael Helm, of Belleview; daughter Amanda Frazier Helm, of Michigan; son Brandon Garber, of Texas; and daughter Summer Elaine Helm, of Summerfield.
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January 17, 2019
CAROL JOHNSON
On Monday, January 7th, 2019, Carol Johnson, loving wife and mother of 5 children, passed away at the age of 83 at the Timber Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Ocala, Florida.
Carol was born on April 25th in Ray, Ohio.  She attended college at Ohio State University.  She owned and ran several small businesses in Michigan and Florida including a ceramic shop, Motel and Bait shop as well as a Candy, Cake and Catering business.  She later retired after working several years as a United States Postal Clerk.
Carol had a passion for all things cooking and crafting.  She also loved playing dominos; completing her Sudoku puzzles as well as collecting everything snowman and Mickey Mouse.  She was a member of Christ’s Church of Marion County, the Order of the Eastern Stars and T.O.P.S., #0531.  She was known for her kind, helpful and compassionate spirit.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Ralph, her mother, Ava, her three brothers, Kenneth, Bill and George as well as her husband Robert, her second husband Dean, her son Richard, and her grandson Jeffery.  She is survived by her sons, Donn Lucas and Duane Lucas, her daughters, Susan and Colette (Daniel) Bissey, her daughter-in-law, Margaret Lucas; her grandchildren, Emily Lucas, Robert Lucas, Brandy Lucas, Ashley (Larry) Walsh, Jeremy Elenbaas, Samantha (Daniel) Poirier, Alexandra (Josiah) Larson, Lucas Benedict, Angela Lucas, Tiffany (Jacob) Dunkin, Casey Cabral; her great grandchildren, Sean, Alissa, Nathaniel, Hannah, Bailey, Wyatt, Jesse, Emily, Katlyn, Linnae, Lilliana, Destiny, Julie, Alan Audreina and Korbin, Stephanie, Katelyn, Summer, Adalyn.
Celebration of Life services, officiated by Pastor David Bellows, were held on Saturday, January 12th at Christ’s Church of Marion County. Condolences may be expressed at Hiers-Baxley.com.
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TRISH MALONEY
Trish Maloney, born March 15, 1953 in Valley Township, PA; former owner of Trishiz Cutz, went to be with The Lord December 23, 2018 after her long battle against cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years Tim of Belleview, FL; daughters Andrea (Tony) Garcia of Ocala, FL, Cathy Stoltzfus, and Samantha (Matt) Hunt; sons Chuck Hess, and Tim, Jr.; five grandchildren;  mother Betty Wharton; and sister Kathy Pierson.  Trish was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Belleview, and the Eastern Star Belleview Chapter # 122.
A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:00 PM at HIERS-BAXLEY FUNERAL SERVICE-Belleview, 5946 Southeast Robinson Road, Belleview, FL  34420.  Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral & Cremation Life Event Center.  Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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January 10, 2019
THEOFILO “TED” VIEIRA
Theofilo “Ted” Vieira, 96, died on December 25, 2018. He was born January 22, 1922.
He was the husband of the late Rosalina (Soares) Vieira. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Frank Vieira and Rose (Silva) Vieira.
Mr. Vieira was a WWII Veteran serving as a corpsman with the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corp and the United States Army.
Ted is survived by his children: Rosemarie Jacques, of Belleview, James Vieira and his wife Peggy, Regina Laliberte and her husband James and William Vieira and his wife Nancy of Rhode Island. He had fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Following his passing, the city of Pawtucket declared that December 29 would be a “day of remembrance” for Theofilo Vieira.
The funeral for Mr. Vieira was held on December 29th  from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, Pawtucket. There was a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Pawtucket. His burial was with full military honors in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.
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January 3, 2019
NORMAN LEE DENOON
Norman Lee DeNoon, Sr. 91, of Ocklawaha, Florida passed away December 28, 2018 at The Villages Hospice House, The Villages, Florida.  He was the husband of Willene DeNoon for 69 years.
He was born in Moundsville, West Virginia a son of the late Robert and Hazel DeNoon. Norman served our country for 30 years in the US Navy and held the rank of Commander.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belleview where he had served as a Deacon and was past Chairman of the Building Committee and taught Sunday School.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Willene by car.  He liked to tell jokes, read and work in his yard.
Norman is survived by his wife, Willene DeNoon; son, Norman Lee DeNoon Jr. and his wife Helena of Ocklawaha, FL and daughter, Deborah Davis and her husband Newel of Ocklawaha, FL, his grandchildren Tiffiny Grant, Sarah DeNoon, Norman Lee DeNoon, III and Brittany DeNoon.  He has 4 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by sisters, Elizabeth Boso of Moundsville, WV and Helen Wellman and her husband Sam of Davenport, FL,
He was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Jean Kimble and Vivian Wolfe.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Belleview, Belleview, FL.  Inurnment will take place Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with Military Honors provided by the US Navy.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778, would be appreciated.  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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