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October 17, 2019


Lillian R. Perry, 91, of Belleview, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs.Perry was born in Weirsdale, Florida and was a lifetime resident of this area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belleview, Delta Delta International Society, and the Daughters of Confederacy.  She was an avid gardener, loved to cook, was a seamstress, a beautician, but most importantly she loved to take care of people.

Survivors include her son Al Perry, daughter and son in law Gay and Bubba Hatcher, her twin brother Mealy Reed, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years Juddy A. Perry, brother Alan Schneck,  sister Flora May Walters, sister Rebecca Ann Schmid, brother Errol Reed Jr. sister Eloise Dudley, daughter in law Judy Perry,  parents Errol E. Reed and Flora May Schneck.

A funeral service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Belleview, 6107 SE Agnew Road, Belleview, FL, 34420.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Damon B Walker Scholarship Fund.

In honor of her love of gardening, please wear bright colors to the service. Online condolences may be sent at



Michael VanMeter, 62, of Belleview, FL, passed away October 11, 2019. He was born on February 12, 1957 to Jerry and Connie (Cordell) VanMeter in Ashland, Ohio. Mike moved here from Ohio in 1994. He was the retail sales manager of TruckPro in Ocala for seventeen years. His hobbies included building model cars, watching and attending sporting events, cooking out with friends and family, and decorating for the holidays.

Mike is survived by his wife, Cindy, Belleview, FL, daughter, Michelle Pavon, Newberry, CA, son, Christopher VanMeter, Ashland, OH, and four grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Terry.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Belleview.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent at


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