BILLY HOWARD HUDSON
Billy Howard Hudson, late of Belleview, Florida, passed away at the Todd and Diane Bradley Hospice House on December 25, 2021.
Billy was born on August 5, 1951, in Pelham, Georgia. with a heart for service and a drive to give.he served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to l974. Billy went on to own two country stores for 22 years, and worked as ground maintenance for Marion County Public Schools for 10 years before retiring. Billy will be remembered for his kindness, his accepting nature, his mission work and active membership in Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala, and his love for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Billy is survived by his wife, Terrie Hudson; his daughters Christina (Wayne) Bingham and Chrystal (Brad) Shelor; his grandchildren Lindsey Bingham, Haili Mitchell, Aubrey Bingham, and Blake Donovan; his mother, Annie Ruth Hudson; his brother, James Gary (Irma) Hudson Jr; and the many other family members he loved dearly. Billy was preceded in death by his father, James Gary Hudson Sr.; his brother, Terry Hudson; and his sisters, Patricia Griffin and Connie Champion.
A ceremony for Billy was held on January 8, 2022, at 11 am at Trinity Baptist Church. The family welcomes support via donations to Hospice of Marion County.
Robert A. Johnson
Robert A. Johnson went to the Lord on January 4, 2022. He was the son of Lareen and Agnes (VanKuren) Johnson. Bob attended school at New Albany High School. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Floyd, Claude, Doris, Madelyn, Kenneth, Leona, and Larena.
In July 1954 he joined the Air Force. He did his basic training at Sampson AF Base in Geneva, NY. Bob attended Radio Communication School. He was stationed at several AF bases. From Victoria AF base in Texas he was sent to Japan.
Robert met and married Fumiko Ohno. They had one daughter, Dawn. In 1966, while at Johnson AF base, he received orders to go to Vietnam. Bob was with the Forward Air Control. As a radio operator one of his jobs was to fly with a pilot and spot the enemy. In June 1967 on one of these flights he was badly wounded. Robert was taken to the 3rd field hospital in Saigon and later transferred to Valley Forge Hospital for treatment where he spent 3 months. After twenty-three years Bob retired as a Tech Sergeant, E-6 on August 1, 1977. He attended Durham Business College and received his diploma in Computer Programming. Bob worked in this field as a independent contractor for 26 years. He retired and moved to Florida.
While in the service Robert received many medals. They were: Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award with Bronze Oak Leaf, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 4 bronze leaves, Army Good Conduct Medal with 1 Bronze Conduct Knot, National Defense Service Medal with bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Medal with Silver Oak Leaf, FVN Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Robert was a lifetime member of the Purple Heart Association. He was a member of Chapter 466 of Ocala and a trustee.
Robert was involved with the Republican Party; he put together the Green Meadows directory. Bob was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He attended church at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks.
He is survived by his wife, Jarmelia A. Mitchell, daughter Dawn McClure of Spring, TX; granddaughter Christine and grandson Connor of Spring, TX; sisters, Shirley Cooper of Pine View, NY; many nieces, nephews and step-children.
Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Donations can be made to the DAV. Arrangements are entrusted to Hiers Baxley funeral Services in Belleview, FL. Condolences may be expressed at hiers-baxley.com.
DARLENE A. KURZHALS
Darlene A Kurzhals age 60, of Belleview , entered the world October 20, 1961 and departed to Eternal Life on January 4th 2022 after a battle with COPD.
Darlene was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Phyllis Berger (Redlawsk).
She was united in marriage to Frederic “Fred” Kurzhals on May 21, 1983.
They resided for many years in Belleview Florida. After moving to the area from Michigan.
Darlene was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. She worked for many Restaurants and Marion County Schools.
She enjoyed bingo going to Disney and spending time with friends at the Moose.
She is survived by her children Geoffry, Laural (Michael) and Chandra Kurzhals.
The best grandma in the world is survived by 4 grandchildren Devin Blaine Kurzhals-Hawley, Addison “Addi” , Lyra and Hazen.
Surviving also by sisters Linda (Richard) Kendrick, Karen Bourgeois and Roxanna Khula of Michigan. Surviving also by brothers Paul (Sharon) Berger and Brian (Melissa) Berger; sister and brother in law, Gregory and Laureen Kurzhals of Michigan.
Celebration of Life on January 29th 11am-2pm at the Moose Lodge 10035 US-441, Belleview, FL 34420