GREEN LINE JAMES HENRY "JIMMIE" BARTLEY (FMHS 1940) 12/8/2007 Loved by many, respected by all, Jimmie Bartley, Florida Cracker, born October 31, 1922 in Fort Myers, Florida, son of Henry A. Bartley of Chokoluskee, Florida and Lessie (Waldron) Bartley of Arcadia, Florida passed on December 5, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. A graduate of Fort Myers High School, he went on to the University of Florida in Gainesville to the school of Engineering, on the dean's list, until he enlisted in the Army to serve in WW2 in the Pacific as a EMG in the 16th Squadron on a B-29 crew. After the war he came back to Fort Myers to join his father in the family business and later owned and operated Bartley Sporting goods until he passed the business along to his niece and nephew, Loring (Piper) Strickland and Steve Strickland. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeanne Bartley Piper (FMHS 1947). He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 57 years, Rena Middleton Bartley (FMHS 1949), a native of Fort Myers, four daughters; Vicki Elaine Bartley Loarte (FMHS 1970) of Fort Myers, Jan Marie Bartley (FMHS 1973) of Melbourne, Florida, Susan Jean "Susie" Bartley (FMHS 1976) of Canby, Oregon and Terri Lou Bartley (FMHS 1980) of Fort Myers, Florida, five grandchildren; Justin Shaffner and Zachary Bartley Shaffner of Canby, Oregon, Victoria Loarte of Fort Myers, Florida, James Bartley Lambert of Lavernia, Texas and Alexandra Bartley Ortegon of Fort Myers, Florida. Also his niece Loring Strickland and her husband Steve Strickland, nephew Dr. Douglas Piper and his wife Christine Piper, grandnieces and nephews and many friends who loved him dearly. He will be missed by all who knew him. ==PICTURE== A celebration of life will be held on Monday December 10th at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers in downtown Fort Myers at the corner of Second and Jackson St. with Dr. Wilford Hendrix officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, First Baptist Church or your favorite charity in his memory. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, and volunteers of Hope Hospice. His personal doctors and health care providers, the staff at Evans Health Care and his many friends. via many, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

GAYLE E WHITMORE (LECLAIR) (FMHS 1974) 12/13/2007 Gayle E. (Whitmore) Leclair, 51, died of cancer Dec. 5 in St. Pete. She was born and raised in Fort Myers and graduated from FMHS in 1974. She moved to St. Pete in 1977, where she lived until her passing. She is predeceased by her mother, Marion E. Whitmore, and grandparents Lee and Paul Jackson all of Fort Myers. She is survived by her former husband and renewed love of her life, Denis Leclair, St. Pete; sister Linda (Whitmore) Husz (Van), Fort Myers; brother Gil Whitmore (Gail), Fort Myers; brother Paul Ramsay (Linda Sue), Port Charlotte; aunts Joann and Sara Jackson; 6 nieces and 1 nephew; and 3 great nieces and nephew. ==PICTURE== Private service. Donations to Hope Hospice. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DONALD "DONNIE" MATHIS (FMHS 1964) 12/8/2007 Donald "Donnie" Mathis, age 61, of Lehigh Acres, FL, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007. Born in Fort Myers, FL, he was the son of Nolan and Hazel McClenithan Mathis. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Brandy K., and sister, Jean C. Mathis. Don is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Kim Andrews Mathis, daughter, Heather, son, Patrick, his sister, Phyllis Borden, brother, Robert Mathis, and many nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident, he graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1964 and later worked for the Lee County D.O.T. for 35 years. He will be missed greatly by all his family, friends, and co-workers. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 11th, 6-7 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 7:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Rev. George McCracken of Wesley United Methodist Church will be officiating. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ALICE ELIZABETH "LIBBY" HARTSFIELD (WILTSHIRE) (FMHS 1930) Libby Wiltshire, 94, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers passed into eternal life on Saturday, December 22, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 43 years, Warren B. "Bud" Wiltshire, in February 1974. She was born in Fort Myers on June 16, 1913, to Bessie and Newton Hartsfield. She was graduated from Fort Myers High School with the class of 1930. Libby was the third generation of her Southwest Florida pioneer family to be a devoted member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. An avid gardener and accomplished seamstress, she served on both the Flower and Sewing Committees of St. Luke's Episcopal Churchwomen. Banners and vestments that she constructed are still in use. Libby's membership in Fort Myers Country Club Women's Golf Association, where she served as handicap chairman for the Nine Hole Group, spanned more than 40 years. Libby's civic involvement included many years of membership in Fort Myers Woman's Community Club and the Edison Pageant of Light, where she proudly supported the participation of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in these activities and events. Although Libby spent her college years at Florida State College for Women, she was an enthusiastic Gator fan. She regularly attended University of Florida football games in Gainesville and throughout the SEC for over 50 years, from the time her children were in school at UF until recently. The main focus of her life has always been her family. Libby leaves a treasured legacy, including memories of the many wonderful family gatherings and trips that she initiated through the years. She is survived by her sons James D. Wiltshire (Susan) of Hamilton, Massachusetts, and Warren B. Wiltshire, Jr., (RubyJean), and her daughter Nancy Wiltshire Roberts, all of Fort Myers. Her 12 grandchildren are: James Wiltshire, Jr., of Chicago, IL; Elizabeth Wiltshire-Gordon (Jacques) of Wilmette, IL; William M. Wiltshire (Serena) of Washington, D.C.; Caroline Wiltshire (Terry Johnson) of Gainesville, FL; Warren B. Wiltshire, III, of Tampa, FL; Lynn Cantisano (Chip); Elizabeth Wiltshire Marlow; William B. Wiltshire (Mary Chris); Richard Roberts (Deborah), all of Fort Myers; Tris Roberts (Maria) of Naples, FL; Michael Roberts of Lake City, FL; and Ronald Roberts (Amy) of Charlotte, NC. She has 16 great- grandchildren. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Shirley S. Wiltshire of Gainesville, FL; her niece, Nancy Hartsfield Pollock (Richard) of Freeport, FL; nephew Keith Hartsfield (Patsy) of St. Petersburg, FL, numerous Wiltshire nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. ==PICTURE== Visitation at St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 26. Services at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 27, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Private interment at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Published in The News-Press from 12/25/2007 - 12/26/2007. Via many, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

TIMOTHY JOSEPH "TIM" REDDY (FMHS 1976) 2/20/2008 Timothy Joseph "Tim" Reddy died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. He was the loving husband of Joan, nee Gundlach, Reddy; fun and loving daddy of Jimmy, Katie, Marie and Paul Reddy; cherished son of Jim and Rose Reddy; big brother of Mike (Nita), Jeff (Carol), Pat (Debbie), Joe (Amy), Dave (Tara), Terri (Mike) Besmer, Steve and Dan; gentle uncle; dear brother-in-law, cousin, nephew, coach, teammate, and friend. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society or St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Ferdinand Church would be appreciated. Visitation: Friends may call from, 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at Hutchens Mortuary, Florissant, Mo. Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, from Hutchens Mortuary, Florissant, Mo., for a Noon Mass at St. Ferdinand Church. Interment will be held at St. Ferdinand Cemetery. HUTCHENS MORTUARY, Florissant, Mo. 9:57 AM 2/22/2008 via Melissa Grenawalt, slightly edited from the Belleville News- Democrat, Bellevill MO from 2/19/2008 - 2/20/2008. GREEN LINE

ANDREW JACKSON "JACK" COOK JR (FMHS 1965) 9/16/2006 Andrew Jackson Cook, Jr., 59, passed away Thursday morning. He was a Florida native and a lifelong resident of the Fort Myers area. He is survived by his children Jackie, Tonya and Richard; siblings Jerry (Anne) Cook, Jeanine Miller and special friend Gin Brown. ==PICTURE== A private memorial will be held by the family this weekend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Tidewell Hospice Care, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL. via Joyce, Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

EVELYN FRANCES LUETTICH (HORNE) (FMHS 1940) 11/28/2007 Evelyn Frances Luettich Horne, a native of Estero, Florida went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 18, 2007. Evelyn was born August 11, 1922 on Mound Key. Mrs. Horne is survived by her children, Darlene Johnson and Herby of Estero and Billy Horne and Linda also of Estero. Grandchildren include, George Johnson, Angel Wilson, Blake, Heather Madden and Eric. Great-Grandchildren include Alexis, Chrissandra, Ashley, Dani O'Connor, Jasmine Horne, Paige and Peyton Madden. ==PICTURE== Memorial Services will be held at Estero United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 1:00 PM. Memorial Contribution may be made to Joanne's House (Hope Hospice) in Bonita Springs or Estero United Methodist Church. Arrangements by National Cremation Society, North Fort Myers, FL. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

EDITH WILLIAMS (BARDEN) (FMHS 1937) 12/5/2007 Mrs. Barden, 87, Orlando, passed away peacefully at her College Park home Friday after an extended illness. Born in Mount Olive, North Carolina, she moved to Florida in 1926. She was an alumna of Fort Myers High School (Valedictorian, '37), Florida State College for Women (B.S., '41), and Rollins College (Master of Arts in Teaching with a Certificate in Guidance, '66). She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mrs. Barden was an adjunct Instructor in Chemistry and Biology at Orlando Junior College and Valdosta State College. She pursued a lengthy career in Orange County Public Schools, teaching at Lockhart, Orla Vista, Grand Avenue, and Princeton Elementary Schools, and Robert E. Lee Junior High School. She was a guidance counselor at Winter Park High school from 1971 until her retirement in 1982. In retirement she was recalled to vacant positions in guidance at Oak Ridge, Doctor Phillips, and Boone High Schools. She was active in the Florida Trail Association, the Florida Native Plant Society, Camp Thunderbird, and the Coalition for the Homeless. A founding member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, she was active in choir and other church activities. At her death she was a member of the Anglican Cathedral of the Incarnation, College Park. She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Walter E. Barden, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Williams Sr., her brothers Robert and Edward Williams, and her sister Dorothy Byrne. She is survived by her sister Margaret Williams Strock (FMHS 1939), Rockville, MD, sons Dr. Robert Barden, Fort Myers, and James Barden, Orlando, her daughter Anne Larsen, Orlando, granddaughters Dr. Catherine Barden, Dallas, TX, Jessica Barden, New Orleans, LA, and Annemarie Finch, Orlando, grandson Matthew Finch, Orlando, and numerous nieces and nephews. ==PICTURE== A Requiem Mass will be said at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 1515 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, at twelve, noon, on Friday, December 7. In view of the Advent season, the family recommends that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CHARLES A ROBERT "CHARLIE" THOMAS (FMHS 1978) 12/27/2007 Charles A. Robert Thomas, age 47, formerly of Fort Myers, FL died November 11, 2007 in Austin, TX. He was a 1978 graduate of Fort Myers Senior High School, and formerly worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He is survived by a brother, David M. Thomas and family of Cape Coral, FL; a sister, Kathleen Thomas Peterson and family of Baton Rouge, LA; and a cousin, Patricia Franchina of Longwood, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothea Thomas and his maternal grandparents, Michael and Catherine Courtney. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Sunday, December 30, 2007 at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1620 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Addiction Services, 2675 Winkler Ave., Suite 180, Fort Myers, FL 33901. via RAR, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

FRANKIE LOUISE GREEN (Watson) (FMHS 1935) 1/16/2008 Frankie Louise Watson, 91, died in Astoria, Oregon December 22, 2007. Mrs. Watson was born in Fort Myers April 20, 1916. She lived in Florida for 89 years and Oregon for the last two years of her life. She was the daughter of Lee County pioneers Annie Leathlean Green and Frank Marion Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Watson, a son, Ray s. Birdsong and five brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Watson is survived by two sons, Terry E. (Karen) Watson of Astoria, Oregon, Jack C. "Kippy" (Lisa) Watson of Big Pine Key, four grandsons, Scott (Paula) Birdsong of Loxahatchee, FL, Vincent Birdsong and Christopher Watson of Tallahassee, FL and Erin (Jean Marie) Watson of Palm Harbour, FL, a daughter-in-law, Veronica Birdsong of Loxahatchee Groves, FL and a sister, Joan Johnson of Astoria, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. "We laughed with her, we learned from her, we loved her and she loved us back." Published in The News-Press on 1/16/2008. HODGES, ANNIE INEZ (MCPHEE) (FMHS 1946) GREEN LINE

ANNIE INEZ HODGES (MCPHEE) (FMHS 1946) 1/23/2008 Annie Inez Hodges McPhee, 79, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Ft. Myers, passed away January 21, 2008. Surviving family members include sons and daughters-in-law: Steve and Barbara McPhee, of Blairsville; Dallas McPhee and Janet Hamilton, of Statesboro, GA; brother, Pat Hodges, of Bonita Springs, FL; grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. ==PICTURE== If you wish, the family suggests memorials be made to the local hospice. Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. via Jeanette, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

MARJORIE JEAN WINTLE (LACKEY) (FMHS 1937) 1/27/2008 Marjorie Jean Wintle Lackey, 88, of Fort Myers, FL passed away January 25, 2008. She was born June 10, 1919 in Fort Myers, FL to parents Captain Arthur Noble Wintle and Nellie Mabel Russell Wintle. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd L. Lackey on Sept. 18, 2006. They were married for 66 years. Mrs. Lackey had 1 brother, Arthur Russell Wintle, Sr. and 2 sisters, Eleanor Wintle Ellis and Winifred Wintle Moore that preceded her in death. She and her husband were in the court of Edisonia in February, 1950. Mrs. Lackey worked at the Arcade Book Shop in the 50's and 60's and later at the Sunshine Card Shop in downtown Fort Myers. she also was a member of the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers (Pink Lady) for 35 years. Jean was a loving, caring person always thinking of others before herself. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Mrs. Lackey is survived by a daughter; Gail Lackey Uzzell and her husband, Ronald of Fort Myers; a granddaughter, Rebecca Uzzell Egbert of Fort Myers, and several nieces and nephews; also a very special sister-in-law, Jewel Wintle of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted at 11AM on Wednesday, January 30th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 2466 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 239-936-0555 via various, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

EVELYN ELIZABETH FUTRAL (FMHS 1941) 3/4/2008 Evelyn Elizabeth Futral, 85, was born February 17, 1923 in Tennille, GA to James Franklin Futral and Ora Lee (Whatley) Futral. She was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 3 sisters and is survived by 1 sister, Mary Will (Futral)Harvey. The James Futral family moved to Fort Myers, FL in 1926. Evelyn graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1941 and worked at First National Bank of Fort Myers until she moved to Fort Lauderdale where she worked at Burdines Department Store. She moved to Orlando in 1954 and worked at Ivey's Department Store as a statistician. She retired as office manager of Moss Realty in Orlando. She was a loyal Member of the Fort Myers Pioneer club. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 5th 4-6 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DANIEL L BEOUGHER (FMHS 2002) 12/14/2007 Staff Sergeant US Army Daniel L. Beougher, 23 of Fort Myers passed away Saturday December 8, 2007. He is preceded in death by his father Randy Beougher. He is survived by his wife Lauren, mother, Gidget, brothers Andy, Billy (FMHS 1997) , & Tony (FMHS 2000) (Ashlee) Beougher, grandparents Rose & Walter Beougher and Ann Yates, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, & his extensive military family. Funeral Services Saturday 9:00 AM at North Shore Alliance Church, 330 West Mariana Ave., N. Fort Myers, interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM at the church. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880. via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JOHN G HOFFMAN (FMHS 1957) 2/29/2008 John G. Hoffman, age 70, of N. Fort Myers, passed away on Feb. 26, 2008. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1957. He was a Naval veteran from 1957 on the USS Zellers. He retired from United Telephone in 1993. His hobbies included drag racing, antique cars and tractors, car shows. Another favorite was to travel and spend several months throughout the year in his and Linda's log cabin in Green Mountain, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents John R. Hoffman and Mary Hoffman; son John Robert Hoffman. John was married 33 years to his wife Linda. He is also survived by his daughters, Lindsay (Josh) Wright, Kristy Hoffman, Donna (Dana) Berry; sons, John Scott (Kim) Hoffman, Tony (Theresa) Hoffman; grandchildren, Dylan, Alexander, Lauren, Sara Jonathan, Luke Annie, Emma, Megan, Spencer; sisters, Shirley (Bob),Joan (Archie), nephew, Brian; niece, Theresa. John was dedicated, hardworking, loved his family and cherished friends. There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, March 1, 2008 1:00 pm at Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. East, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or St. Jude's Children Hospital. Arrangements by National Cremation Society. via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

SANDERS, JOHN CARTER (FMHS 1965) JOHN CARTER SANDERS (FMHS 1965) 3/2/2008 John Carter Sanders, 60, of Fort Myers, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 29, 2008. John was a Fort Myers native, born November 18, 1947 to James T. and Daisy (McSwain) Sanders. He was a 1965 graduate of Fort Myers High School and grew up in a Fort Myers that was small and close-knit and where people focused on God, family and the gentle things in life. John had a lifelong love of music, especially the piano, and a natural talent for ballroom dancing that was cultivated by Miss Betty Black. As a child, John's family owned and operated Sanders Brother's Tire Store, and later, he opened Suncoast Tires. John was widely known for his association with Sam Galloway Ford where he worked for 32 years in truck and commercial sales. In his leisure time, John enjoyed golfing, playing pool, scuba diving, and a good game of Gin or Texas Hold 'em, but most of all, John loved to fish. He was an accomplished sports fisherman, having competed in every Cracker Invitational and Ole Timers' Invitational since their inception. John will be remembered as man who was a lighthearted and fun loving with a laid-back outlook on life and gruff exterior that covered a loving and sensitive interior. His family was the center of his existence and lived to make them happy and provide for them to the best of his ability. John leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Susan; his former wife of 10 years, Terry Sanders of Fort Myers; his two children, Mark and Tammy Sanders, both of Fort Myers; two Havanese "fur children" Annie and Sophie Sanders; two brothers, J.T. (Sandra) Sanders, Jr. and Cullen (Kim) Sanders, both of Fort Myers; one sister, Jane(Donald) Baucom of Kiniston, AL and formerly of Fort Myers; his brother-in-law Bruce Robertson III of Naples; his nephews, Tyson Sanders, James T. "Jamie" Sanders III and Bruce "Buddy" Robertson IV; his nieces, Ashley Robertson and Jill (Walt) Bethel; grand nieces and grand nephews, Peyton and Truman Bethel and Bruce "Alex" Robertson, V. John is preceded in death by his parents and eldest brother, Terry Sanders. John will be sorely missed by his family as well as the myriad of friends and acquaintances he had acquired as a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. His hallmark was his ability to relate to people of all walks of life. John was as comfortable sitting on a swamp buggy in the middle of the woods as he was at a county club cocktail party. As a child, he enjoyed summers with his family at Fort Myers Beach and Naples. In his younger years he spent many happy hours hunting and fishing on Bear Island with family and friends. His wife, Susan, shared his life-long passion for fishing and the two of them spent many happy hours on the back bays of Pine Island Sound cruising their favorite fishing holes looking for snook and redfish. John and Susan were residents and members of Fiddlesticks County Club for 13 years where John loved to play the "Long Mean" -- a golf course he considered to be one of the finest in Southwest Florida. His golf career was highlighted by three "hole-in-ones" on the third hole, of the Long Mean. Six years ago, he and Susan moved into a little home on the Caloosahatchee in East Fort Myers where, together, they could watch the sun rise and set on the water every day and fish off the "dock of their bay" anytime they wanted. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 5th, 2-6 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Havanese Rescue, c/o Harold Donner 11246 Ramrod Road Woodbridge, VA 22192. via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ROBERT DON TAGGART (FMHS 1949) 3/16/2008 Don Taggart, age 76, N. Fort Myers, died at home on March 11, 2008. Don was born in Houston, Texas, and moved to Florida in 1931 at the age of 5 months, to the late Robert and Jessie Taggart. Don served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean conflict. After his stint in the service, he worked in the flower industry in Lee County for many years. Don was owner of Fountain Fire Equipment from 1969 to 1992 at which time he retired. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Fort Myers, Southwest Florida Historical Society and Southwest Florida Archaeological Society. Don was, first and foremost a family man, who loved spending time with his family, as well as with his many close friends. He also enjoyed fishing, archaeological digs, kayaking and woodworking. Don is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Peggy Thoroman Taggart (fmhs 1954), a daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Bill Koontz, a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Michelle Taggart, grandchildren, Kelly Davis, Justin Koontz, Jessica Taggart and Michael Taggart, his mother-in-law, Tressie Thoroman. Funeral services will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Monday, March 17, at 10:00 AM with Father Phillip Read officiating. Burial will follow immediately afterwards at Memorial Gardens on Colonial Blvd., and a reception will follow the burial service at St. Luke's Church in the parish hall. ==PICTURE== Contributions in memory of Don may be made to Fallen Heros Fund, C/O Lee County Sheriff's Department, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912, or National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc., 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803. via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

FLORENCE JANE BAIL (FALK) (FMHS 1935) 4/25/2008 Florence Jane Bail Falk, 90, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008 in Greenville, NC. Born March 28, 1918, in Cleveland OH, she was the daughter of the late Florence Barnes and Frank Wooster Bail. She moved with her family to Fort Myers, FL in the early 1930's where she graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1935 and in 1940 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University. She married her college sweetheart Robert Witherspoon Falk and returned to Fort Myers where she lived until moving to NC in 1980. Jane was the first Financial Aid Officer at Edison Community College. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Bob and two children, Robert Lawrence (Larry) Falk and Barbara Jane Falk. She is survived by her daughter Alison and husband Bill Lehman of Greenville, NC; brother George Bail and wife Meryon of Fort Myers; two grandchildren, Robin Dale and husband Stephen Pusser of Durham, NC and Laura Martin and husband Johnathon of Baumholder, Germany; two step grandchildren, Beth and Chris Lehman; 3 great-grandchildren and 3 nieces. ==PICTURE== Graveside services will be held this Saturday, April 26 at the Fort Myers, Memorial Gardens. Via Tena, minor editing, published in The Fort Myers News-Press. GREEN LINE

GALE DELLMAR BENNETT (FMHS 1958) Gale Bennett, 68, of Cape Coral, died March 23, 2008. A prominent SW FL artist with an international following, he was born May 18, 1939 in W. Palm Beach, a son of the late Lillian Osborne and Ralph Bennett. In 1996 Gale founded ArtStudy Giverny to offer artists the chance to paint in Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny, France. He is survived by his wife, M.C. "Cello" (Forszt) Bennett, his daughter Anna Bennett of Jupiter, and his stepson Christopher Mioni of Palo Alto, CA. A celebration of Gale's life will be held on Sunday, April 27, from 2 to 4 pm at BIGARTS, Sanibel. In his memory contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 8470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers 33908, to BIGARTS, Sanibel 33957, to the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Bl., Ft. Myers 33919, or to the SW FL Symphony, 4560 Via Royale, Ft. Myers 33919. ==PICTURE== Arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers (239) 926-0555. via many, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press News article: GALE DELLMAR BENNETT, 68, FLORIDA ARTIST Influenced generations with art, generosity By DREW STERWALD Fort Myers News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida March 27, 2008 Gale Bennett's credo was to live as a beneficial presence in the world. And so he established art schools in Fort Myers and in Giverny, France. He nurtured artists and musicians through decades of frank but considerate criticism in The News-Press and other publications. He donated his work to charities such as Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc. and Island Coast AIDS Network. Even in the last months of his life, when he battled brain tumors, Bennett continued to share his gifts with students. "He said to anybody who wanted to hear that this was the happiest time of his life," said Bennett's wife, Cello. "He wanted to know when it was time to go. He was ready." Bennett, 68, died Sunday at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral after suffering a stroke March 16. A celebration of his life is planned at 2 p.m. April 27 at Barrier Island Group for the Arts, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. BIG Arts had already scheduled a 45-year retrospective of his work in October. Bennett also is survived by a daughter, Anna Bennett of Jupiter, and stepson, Christopher Mioni of Palo Alto, Calif. Bennett's roots in Florida and in the local arts community ran deep. He was born in West Palm Beach, and his family moved to Fort Myers when he was 2. When he was about 14, Bennett painted his first public mural at a Fort Myers youth center. After studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and exhibiting at Manhattan galleries, Bennett returned home for good in 1968. "He came back for the nature," Cello Bennett said. "He couldn't survive in New York. There wasn't enough to inspire him. He was a Florida boy." A quote from impressionist painter Claude Monet will be engraved on his gravestone: "Nature never ends." Artists who were friends with Bennett said his connection to the environment infused his work, which ranged from figurative to semi- abstract to impressionist. "You could see throughout his work there was passion and a love of color through nature," said artist Alicia Schmidt, who knew Bennett for more than 30 years and considers him a mentor. "He said once if you're ever struggling with color look to nature - color is there." Whether writing criticism or teaching a class, Bennett enjoyed a good rapport with people, she said. He opened his first art school in 1969 in a space in Patio DeLeon in downtown Fort Myers. Six years later, he was chosen as the first artist to exhibit at the new Lee County Alliance for the Arts, where he later led many workshops. David Robinson started studying with Bennett after retiring as Edison College president in 1992. "He had immense influence on so many people in the area," Robinson said. "I don't know of any other artist who had that." GREEN LINE

JAMES TROY "JIM" STEVENS (FMHS 1936) Jim Troy Stevens, 1914 - 2008 was born in Lois, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loma Stevens, sons: Jimmy Stevens and Troy Stevens and daughter, George Ann Osborne. He is survived by daughters: Donna Strayhorn (Guy), Grace Waite, Annie Tibble (Dave) and Susan Piscitelli (Gary); 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. As a child, he lived in various lumber camps in South Florida and his family finally settled in N. Fort Myers where he attended the one-room school house on Moody Road and later graduated from Fort Myers High School. In his teen years, he delivered telegrams to Thomas and Mina Edison. Later, he distributed the News-Press to outlying communities. He learned his trade as a carpenter helping to construct Fort Jackson in South Carolina and then worked for various Southwest Florida contractors. He then established Stevens Cabinet Company in N. Fort Myers where, for many years, he built quality cabinets for homes, local schools, banks and the Edison Home. His warm personality and quick wit endeared him to all those around him. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 PM Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 5- 7 PM on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to the Lifeline Family Center, 907 SE 5th. Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-936-0555. 04/18/08 via several, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

FRANK THOMAS "SPEEDY" WILLIAMS (FMHS 1930) Oct 28, 1982 Frank Thomas Williams, 71, of Estero and Naples, died Tuesday, October 26th in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital. He was born in Caxambas (Lee County), FL, March 3, 1911 and lived all of his life in this area. He is survived by his wife, Sybil Williams; two daughters, Frances C. Tweed of St.Petersburg and Ramona Giroux of Norfolk, VA; three brothers, Carl I. Williams of Ponce De Leon, FL, T. Lawrence Williams of No. Ft.Myers and Eugene R. Williams of Miami; two sisters, Ruby Kipple of Franklin, NC and Elizabeth Peoples of No. Ft.Myers; two granddaughters, Kris Ann Tweed and India Frances Giroux; also several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be held Saturday... at Leo W. Engelhard's Funeral Home with Dr. Richard W. Rohrer of the First United Methodist Church of Naples and Dr. Waldo Farabee of First United Methodist church of Plant City officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. via ????, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

W J "DICKIE" HENDRY (FMHS 1949) 4/20/2008 W.J. (Dick) Hendry passed away April 11, 2008 in his home in Prescott, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents Emmett J. and Georgia Belle Hendry, and, in 1994, by his beloved wife June. Surviving to cherish his memory are a son, W.J. (Dickie) Hendry and wife Lynn; a daughter, Ginger Raber; 4 grandchildren: Jarod and wife Stephanie; Paige, Joel and Jenna; his brother, A.F. Hendry and wife Chris; niece Deborah Conrad and husband Rick, nephew Thomas G. Hendry and wife Teresa, and several grand nephews and one grand niece. ==PICTURE== Military graveside services were held April 15, 2008, with burial immediately thereafter. Via various, published in The Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

OSCAR WILLOUGHBY MCCLENITHAN (FMHS 1948) Oscar McClenithan, 73, of Wauchula, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Myers, he had lived in Wauchula over 35 years. He was a member of Lake Dale Baptist Church, coached Little League, was an avid fisherman, hunter, and grandfather and was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1994 from Peace River Electric, completing 29 years of service. Survivors are his wife, Sheila Barrett McClenithan; four sons, Michael McClenithan of Fort Myers, Paul McClenithan and wife Phyllis of Fort Myers, Cole McClenithan and wife Amy of Wellsville, Pa, and Ross McClenithan and wife Renee of Wauchula; three daughters, Donna Burt and husband Buddy of Cape Coral and Kaherine Woods and and Lynn Holland, both of Palm Harbor; and nine grandchildren. ==PICTURE== Robarts Family Funeral Home Inc 529 W. Main Street Wauchula, Florida Via Sheila Barrett McClenithan GREEN LINE

KENNETH EDWIN ANDERSON FMHS 1949 February 10, 2008 Kenneth Edwin "Ken" Anderson, Ph.D., passed away on February 10, 2008 at his home in Yukon, Oklahoma. He was born September 7, 1931 in New York City, N.Y. to Louise Merchant (Anderson), and grew up in Ft. Myers, Fla, where he was named for his step-father. He had one sister, Louise Anderson. Ken proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict earning the Expert Rifleman medal. Upon his return to the United States, he was a Ft. Myers police officer, where he met Cathy Tully, an RN, in the emergency room of Lee Memorial Hospital. Ken was drafted into the Army and was sent to Germany with Cathy following to join him in marriage in September 1955. Upon their return to the U.S., Ken worked while attending the University of Florida, Eastern Illinois University, and Oklahoma State University, where he earned his Ph. D. in 1975. He was editor of Engineering Publications and a professor of American History at OSU. He later worked in administration at Redlands Community College, and as a writer of training materials at the FAA in Oklahoma City. He co-authored a college textbook, Modern Petroleum, a primer of the oil industry. Fourteen other books would follow with his co-author. Ken was a member of Sigma Delta Chi and the Oklahoma Reserves. ==PICTURE== Ken is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cathy, a daughter Karen Therese of Kansas, a daughter, Kim Payne, of Arizona, a daughter Deborah Doggett and husband Robert of Yukon, a daughter Barbara Struehm and husband Gary of Texas, a cousin Donnie Weiss and wife Gloria of Oklahoma City, and grandchildren Brian Payne, Amanda (Payne) Davidson and husband Zane Mikah Dow, Sean Dow, Lauren Beth Doggett, Brent Doggett, Erica Doggett, and one great-granddaughter, Kinley Davidson. A private memorial service will be held April 27 at 6pm under the direction of Corbett Funeral Services, 807 W. Wiltshire, Oklahoma City. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Compassionate Care Hospice. "SEMPER FI." Appeared in the Yukon News (Yukon OK) local paper. GREEN LINE

MARY A CLARK (REWIS)(SNYDER) (FMHS 1961) 3/18/2008 Mary A. Snyder, 64, of Fort Myers passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008. A lifetime resident of Fort Myers, she retired from the State of Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement and was dedicated to serving her Lord and Savior through her church Sunshine Academy. She loved her family, was fun loving, free spirited and loved life. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Snyder; son, Wally (Debbie) Rewis; daughter, Kim DeLora; step children: James, Tasha, Angela and Edwon Snyder; brother, Henry (Juanita) Clark; sister, Carolyn Moyer; grandchildren, Bobby, Blake and Brittany. She was predeceased by her first husband, Terry Rewis in 1998 and her parents, William and Dorothy Clark. ==PICTURE== Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 from 11-1. Funeral services will begin at 1:00pm with Pastor Bobby Calbert officiating. She will be laid to rest at Lee Memorial Park. via TJJ, Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JIMMY L PENDARVIS (FMHS 1963) 4/1/2008 Jimmy L. Pendarvis, 63, of N. Fort Myers passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2008 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born November 4, 1944, in Fort Myers to Percy and Barbara Davis Pendarvis (FMHS 1942). He attended Lee County schools and graduated from Fort Myers High School, class of 1963. He was a member of the Florida National Guard. He worked many years for Norman Auto Supply and for the past 23 years for the City of Cape Coral as a mechanic II, retiring in 2007. Jimmy enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father Percy Pendarvis. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Davis Pendarvis (FMHS 1942; brother Ken (Susan Kennedy, FMHS 1966) Pendarvis (FMHS 1966), sons Daniel (Judy) Pendarvis and James (Mindy) Pendarvis, granddaughters; Madelyn, Danielle, Amber, Ashlee and Amanda all of Fort Myers. He is also survived by step-children, John, Joanne, and Jack (Becky) Wilson; step-grandchildren; Taylor, Marie, James, Kyle, Leland, Morgan and niece Sheri (David) Phelps and their children Lauren and Garrin of Dothan, AL and nephew KW (Amy) Pendarvis, and Kamy-Jo of Fort Myers and his companion Mitzi Hammer of Cape Coral. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers officiated by Hope Hospice Chaplain Chuck Wester. Visitation will be on Wednesday April 2, 2008 from 6-8 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 25 Homestead Rd. North, Suite 35, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CAROLE DIXIE DANCE (FRENCH) (FMHS 1960) Dixie French was born in Fort Myers, Florida on November 9, 1942 to Rev. W. Eric and Mildred Dance. She grew up here in Fort Myers, where she met her husband, Johnny French during their senior year in high school. It was the beginning of a love story that lasted for 43 years, until God took Johnny home in 2006. "Granny" continued to live without "Pappy" until Wednesday morning, March 19, 2008, when God took her peacefully while she slept. She is survived by her children, Dawn Hansen and John Eric French, and their spouses, Tracy Hansen and Cherie French, whom she loved as her own; brother Donnie Dance and his wife Cheryl; brother-in-law, Randy French and his wife, Lindy; mother-in-law, Frances French; grandchildren, Jacob, Jesse and Camille Hansen; nieces, nephews, and many friends, both old and new. Dixie was a founding member of New Hope Christian Church of N. Fort Myers, and also worshipped with the congregation of Lower Shell Creek Christian Church of Roan Mountain, TN. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends at First Christian Church of Fort Myers on Monday evening, March 24, from 5 until 8, and the funeral will be Tuesday morning, March 25, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church of Fort Myers. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 239-936-0555. via many, Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ANN SHIRLEY HORNE (FISCHER) FMHS 1954 4/6/2008 APRIL 28, 1935 - MARCH 30, 2008 Shirley A. Fischer, 72, of Flintville, TN formerly of Estero, FL passed away March 30, 2008. A native of Estero for 71 years. She is survived by husband Eugene Fischer of Naples, 3 sons; Mark, Scott, Shawn Fischer all of Flintville, TN, 1 daughter Tina M. Fischer of Fort Myers; a twin brother Robert Horne of Fayetteville, TN; four grandsons, Daryl, James, Danny Fischer of Fort Myers and Larry Wagers of Ham, OH; two granddaughters, LeeAnn Fischer of Flintville and Shaelee Ausdran of Cape Coral; two great-grandchildren Hope and Dakota Fischer. Shirley was preceded in death by one son Daryl Fischer. She will be missed by many friends. We'll miss you MeMe. ==PICTURE== Memorial services Thursday, April 10th, 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Estero, 20300 Trailside Dr., Estero. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

LADDIE RAY FABIAN WILLIAMS (FMSH 1951) 7/6/2008 Mr. Williams was born December 4, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan to Ray L. and Ruth Williams, school teachers in Saginaw and later at Standish Michigan. Moved to Fort Myers, Florida as a teenager and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1951. He earned the Eagle Scout Award in the Boy Scouts and was the Lodge Chief of the Calusa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. Mr. Williams also was presented with the E. Urner Goodman Portfolio by the Osceola Lodge 564. After a year at the University of Florida he returned to Fort Myers and established a business building homes. He returned to the University of Florida and earned a bachelor's degree and Masters Degree in Education with a major in Vocational Education. He worked in the Career Education Center as placement and follow-up officer when these services were first offered in the Alachua County Public Schools. He was a loyal Gator Fan. He then became one of the first Computer teachers in the Alachua County School System, teaching at Howard Bishop Middle School. Laddie retired from the Alachua County School Board in June, 2000. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Gainesville. He also was a member of the Gainesville Camellia Society. His wife, Sandra Howell Williams of Gainesville, formerly of Micanopy, survives Laddie. He is also survived by his brother and sister in-law Jerry and Martha Williams of Orlando, FL. He is also survived by his daughters, Paula Williams of Alachua, Shannon Hopkins of Starke, FL, Kristie Ward of Lake Butler, FL and a son, David Williams of Gainesville, FL. Grandchildren are Desiree and Danielle Williams, Kyle Reyes, Scott and Lenora Hopkins, and Morgan Arnold, Dustin Williams, Cory and Brittany Fischer. He is also survived by his step-children, Mozelle Yawn of Hazelhurst, GA, Jackie Allen of Micanopy, FL, Emory Christian of Rogers Arkansas, Janet and Clay Allen of Virginia Beach and numerous step grand-children and great-grandchildren. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends on Monday, July 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Milam Funeral Home, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville. A Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church Chapel, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions should go to the Alachua Co. Public School Foundation, in the name of Laddie Ray Williams, 1725 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32641. Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, (352) 376-5361. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

HENRY EDWARD PEARCE FMHS 1948 7/6/2008 Henry Edward Pearce, 78, died June 25th at his mountain home in Murphy, NC. He was an Eagle Scout and played Green Wave Football at Fort Myers High, graduating in 1948. He attended the University of Florida Gainesville, where he pledged Theta Chi. He was a member of Love and Grace Church. Henry married Jewel Fowler on July 9, 1950. He farmed with his Father, Walter Pearce, until he started his own real estate company "See It By Air" in 1956. He worked with Chuck Bundschu, Inc., then, retired from Forbes Realty in 2005. when he and Jewel moved to Murphy, NC. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Walter and Mellie Pearce, brother Gwynn and sister Thelma Watson. He is survived by his sons; Clint (Gail) of Sylva, NC, and Buddy Pearce, his daughter Ginny (Vern) Belt of Murphy, NC, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. ==PICTURE== Memorial services will be held on July 12th at the home of his son, Clint in Sylva, NC. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CHARLES A "CHARLIE" D'ALESSANDRO (FMHS 1968) 7/20/2008 Charles A. D'Alessandro, aged 57, was born in Fort Myers, Florida on November 12th, 1950 to George and Augustine D'Alessandro Sr. Charles D'Alessandro passed away on July 17th 2008 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Charles was a kind, caring, giving man with a gentle heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He loved his family very much. Charles is survived by his daughter Nicole D'Alessandro, son Anthony D'Alessandro, sister Fran D'Alessandro, brother George D'Alessandro Jr., nieces Dr. Angela D'Alessandro-Higby (Jerry), Gianna D'Alessandro and great nephew William Wallace Higby. Charles graduated from Fort Myers High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Hotel Restaurant management from Florida State University. After college Charles managed Cypress Lake Country Club for four years before opening his own restaurant and lounge, D'Alessandro's. He has been a loyal and dedicated employee of Florida Cities Water and Lee County Utilities for more than 20 years. Charles will be remembered for his numerous acts of kindness, his generosity, his love of fishing, the Florida sunshine, old horror movies, and his passion for Florida State Football. He was a sensational man who will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be held on Monday at 5pm at The Catholic Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33919. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the Lee County Humane Society. via Trill, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JAMES BURTON STEWART (FMHS 1947) 7/16/2008 Burton Stewart, 79, passed away July 11, 2008, in Altamonte Springs, FL. He was born in Fort Myers, FL, on September 4, 1928 to Gladys and R.B. Stewart. He grew up in his father's business, R.B. Stewart & Son, and took over when his father passed away. He belonged to the Elks Club, Rod & Gun Club, and the 200 Dance Club. He enjoyed boating with family and friends, playing the piano, and flying. After earning his pilot's license he joined the Civil Air Patrol. Burton was known for his fun loving personality, great attitude. He always had an infectious smile on his face, making others feel better by being around him. Burton is survived by his wife of 60 years, Matha, Altamonte Springs, daughters Carolyn Blakely, Altamonte Springs, Connie Smith, Highlands, NC, and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations can be made to Vitas, a hospice group, 5151 Adanson St., Orlando, FL 32804. Via NM, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

STACEY SABRINA SNYDER (MCQUAGGE) (FMHS 1986) 7/16/2008 Stacey Snyder McQuagge, 39, a long time resident of Fort Myers passed away peacefully July 9, 2008 in her sleep. Born in Lewiston, NY December 7, 1968, Stacey was the only daughter of C. Edward and Barbara Snyder. Prior to coming to Fort Myers, Stacey attended Stella Niagara Education Park Montessori Program, Maple Avenue School and later, Fort Myers Middle School. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1986. Stacey belonged to the swim clubs in Niagara and Fort Myers. She graduated from Edison College with an Associates Degree in Hospitality Management. Stacey is survived by her loving brother Todd (fmhs 1984); daughter- in-law Morisa and baby Skyler of San Diego, CA; aunts Kristen, Mary and uncle Christopher of Niagara Falls, NY; cousins Wendy, Cherie of Youngstown, NY and Mike of Chicago, IL. Stacey was preceded in death by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Emes of Niagara Falls, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and aunt Ann Buenzow of Youngstown, NY. ==PICTURE== A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 19, 2008 at the Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Stacey's name to: The Stacey Snyder McQuagge Fund, C/O Florida Gulf Coast Bank, 8341 Dani Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33966. All donations will benefit the Southwest Florida Addiction Services Triage. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. (239) 936-0555 Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

THOMAS J "TOMMY" Hall (FMHS 1935) 7/20/2008 Thomas J. Hall, 92, of Palm Bay and Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008. He was born in Butler, Missouri on Feb. 6,. 1916. He lived on a ranch in Great Falls, Montana. Later moved to Fort Myers and Palm Bay. He was AAU Boxing Champion in 1935. He served in the Army National Guard in 1936 and worked for the Army Air Force in 1944. He joined the Merchant Marine in 1945, serving on the S.S. Montana and the S.S. Tennessee in The Atlantic War Zone during World War II. He retired from Robb & Stucky in 1969. Thomas is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian Frances Page Hall (FMHS 1940); two sons, Tommy Page Hall (FMHS 1960) and wife Judy Royal Hall and Harvey Joe Hall (FMHS 1967) and wife Patricia R. Hall; three grandchildren, Heather Hall-Lobley and husband, Jayson Lobley, Harbor Lee Hall and Arlee Kate Hall; one great-grandchild, Kilynn Page Lobley; one sister, Margaret Hall Boyce of California; two sisters-in- law, Irma Hall of Fort Myers and Joan Page of Titusville. ==PICTURE== Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7p.m., Tuesday. July 22nd, with a 6 p.m., service at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne. Graveside service will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, July 23rd at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, (321) 723-2345. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

HARRISON KIMBALL DAVISON JR (FMHS 1936) 7/19/2008 (also known as HARRY KIMBALL "KIM" DAVISON) Mr. Harrison Kimball Davison, Jr. of Ozark, Alabama, formerly of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the age of 92. He was surrounded throughout the week by his children, grandchildren, and close family friends. A memorial services were held Friday, July 18, 2008, 5 p.m., in the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark with The Rev. Dr. Thomas Nixon officiating and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to the Lions Club eye bank, your local food bank, or Ozark-Dale County Humane Society. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Sue Davison; two daughters, Suelynn "Lindy" Williams & husband, DeWayne, of Boise ID; Melanie Simpson & husband, John, of Ozark; one son, Harrison Kimball Davison, III, of Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren: Regan, Rani, Dawson, Jacob, Charley, Gordy, Morgan, & Phillip; great-grandchildren: West, Torin, Dulcie, Musashi, Arashi, & Paxson; and his sister, Helen Sanders, of Fort Myers, FL. ==PICTURE== Via TJ, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

WANDA LOUISE "WEEZIE" AMOS (LEWIS)(BERKLEY) 7/31/2008 - 8/1/2008 Louise, age 65, has gone be with her Lord after battling lung cancer. Preceding her in death were her parents, Frank Amos and Violet Amos Myers; her daughters, Angeline and Angie Lewis; and a sister, Frances Amos Barber (FMHS 1962). She is survived by her daughter, Anita Lewis; siblings Nelson (Korin) Amos, Janette (Brian) Christensen (FMHS 1972), Keith (Linda) Amos, and Beverly (Kevin) Nobles; and many adored nieces & nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, August 1st at First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers, with funeral services beginning at 6:00. ==PICTURE== Memorial donations may be made to First Assembly of God, Riverside Church, or Hope Hospice of Fort Myers. via Junia, published in The Fort Myers Florida News-Press. GREEN LINE

DON ERNEST PIGOTT (FMHS 1955) August 20, 2008 Don Pigott, 72, of Fort Myers died Tuesday, August 19, 2008. A devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather, he was born in Fort Myers on January 12, 1936, to the late H.S. and Abbie Lois Pigott. A graduate of Fort Myers High School, he served in the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division. After serving in the Army, Don worked in the family business, Pigott Construction. He later received technical training in Dallas and worked in west Texas. After returning to Fort Myers, Don began a 30-year career with United Telephone Company. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Margaret Ann "Peg" (Burchard) Pigott (FMHS 1956). Surviving relatives include son Steven Wade (Tamara) Pigott (FMHS 1985) and treasured granddaughter Hayden Pigott; brothers Hoke S. (Darlene) Pigott Jr (FMHS 1950), Jerry Pigott, and Mike Pigott; sisters Shiela Jean Jacobs (FMHS 1962), Myrna Running (FMHS 1956), Jacquelyn (Melvin) Hart, Nancy (Eddie) Edwards (FMHS 1963), and Peggy (Larry) King; brothers-in-law Rhey (Arlene) Burchard and Richard (Jan) Burchard. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday at Harvey- Englehardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Friends may gather with the family from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Private burial will take place at a later date in Fort Denaud Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908. www.harvey-engelhardt-metz funeral home & Via numerous, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JOHN DARRELL HART (FMHS 1954) August 26, 2008 John Darrell Hart, 72, of Kingsland, GA, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at his residence with his family by his side. A native of Fort Myers, FL, he had resided in Kingsland, GA, for the past 2-1/2 years, having moved to Kingsland from western North Carolina after retiring from a 33-year practice as a Chiropractor in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Hart was a graduate of Lincoln College of Indianapolis, IN. He also served in the National Guard, and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Fort Myers, FL. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine C. Hart of Kingsland, GA; 4 sons, John Douglas (Doe Ann) Hart of Charlotte, NC, Darrell Bruce (Marguerite) Hart of Fort Myers, FL, Michael Kevin (Cathy) Hart of Valrico, FL, and Daniel Christopher (Barbara) Hart of St. Marys, GA; and 9 grandchildren. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church Chapel in St. Marys, GA. Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Allison Memorial Chapel, 10141 Colerain Road, St. Marys, GA 31558. phone: 912-729-5000 Numerous sources, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

NORWOOD REDWINE "PIG" STRAYHORN (FMHS 1929) November 9, 1982 Norwood Redwine Strayhorn, 70 of Fort Myers died Monday. A native of Labelle, FL, he has been a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge #56 F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marietta F. Strayhorn of Fort Myers; two sons, Guy R. Strayhorn and E. Bruce Strayhorn, both of Fort Myers; one daughter, Marilee Lindner of Wheaton, IL; one nephew, Michael M. Strayhorn of Atlanta, GA and four grandchildren, Deborah Lindner Stoep, David Lindner, April Strayhorn and Steven R Strayhorn. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning a 11am from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Donald F. Padgett and Rev. William B. Petherick officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. ==PICTURE== Active pallbearers will be M. T. Randell, Travis Gresham, Albert Miller, Edward Hansen, William Mellor and Lloyd G. Hendry. Honorary pallbearers will be the Lee County Bar Association Flanders Thompson, Harry Tritel, Walter O. Sheppard, Arthur Kelley, Joseph Kelley, Allen Ellis, Clyde DeLacey and Wilson Ward. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Heart Association or to their favorite charity. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9pm in the Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. ======================== Related Newspaper article: Fort Myers News-Press, Tuesday, November 9, 1982 Noted Fort Myers lawyer Norwood Strayhorn dies Prominent Fort Myers attorney Norwood Redwine Strayhorn died Monday, he was 71. A graduate of Fort Myers High School and Georgia Military College, Strayhorn began practicing law in Fort Myers in 1934 and served as City Attorney from 1947 to 1952. He was president of the Lee County Bar Association in 1953 and served as governor's representative to the Central and South Florida Water Management District in 1962. He is survived by his wife, Marietta Strayhorn; two sons, E. Bruce and Guy R. Strayhorn; a daughter, Marilee Lindner; and four grandchildren. He was the son of a former State Attorney and State legislator Guy Strayhorn. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association or to their favorite charity. Services will be held Thursday at 11am at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. Via E. Bruce Strayhorn. Slightly edited, from Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

SHELLY DEMKO (WILKINSON) (FMHS 1967) 9/11/2008 Shelly Demko Wilkinson, 60, of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on September 3, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia. She is survived by her sister, Sandi Davenport (and husband, Bobby), her niece Lisa Berran (and husband, Brian), her nephew, Denny Groenke (and wife, Susan) and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Michael Demko of Fort Myers, Florida and her mother Janet M. McGill of Lake Wales, Florida. In 1988 Shelly moved to Woodbridge, Virginia and became a secretary at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She recently celebrated her twentieth anniversary with the FBI. While at the Bureau she made many good and long-lasting friends. She was a unique individual with a special gift for laughter. Those who knew her will remember her with a smile. Shelly loved animals and adopted many strays. It didn't matter if they were domesticated or wild, she was their advocate. Shelly leaves behind her well loved parrotlet of twenty years, Scooter. ==PICTURE== The family will hold a private memorial service in Fort Myers, Florida. In Shelly's memory, donations can be made to the Animal Welfare Institute, P.O. Box 3650 Washington, D.C. 20027 or to the American Cancer Society. via Kim, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ROBERT PICKERING FMHS 1953 7/20/2008 Robert Pickering, long-time teacher and counsellor at FMHS passed away on July 14. He was 74. He had warm feelings for all his co-workers and he loved his students. A longtime member of the Baha'i Faith, he was a true believer in the oneness of humanity. ==PICTURE== He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Messages to his family can be sent to: Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

WILLIAM FAY "WILLIE" CLEMENT SR (FMHS 1945) 8/31/2008 William Fay "Bill" Clement Sr., age 84, of Fort Myers, passed away August 30, 2008 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born July 28, 1924 in Moore Haven, the son of the late Leon M. and the late Mary Blanche (Skull) Clement. He served during WWII in the Navy. Bill was the Hendry County Department of Roads and Bridges. He had been a member of the First Christian Church of LaBelle and the Tice United Methodist Church of Fort Myers, the Tice and LaBelle Lyons Club and the LaBelle American Legion Post. Survivors include two sons; William "Billy" (Deborah) Clement of Palmdale, Jack (Pat) Clement of TX and his daughters; Karen (Terry) Daniels of Fort Myers, FL, Margi (Jerry) Stier of MT and one sister; Thelma Mays of Fort Myers, FL; his granddaughters Deanna (Chris) Van Emmerk of Punta Gorda, FL, and Sherri Smith; grandsons, Jack (Carolyn) Clement, Terry Daniels Jr., Russell Clement, Sean Clement , all of Fort Myers, and Kevin Lashbrook of MT; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis Clement and L.M. Clement, his sisters, Alice Clement, Mary Ann Smith, Beth Clement, his father, Leon M. Clement and mother, Mary Blanche Skull-Clement, a great-grandson, Vance Clement, a niece Alice Faye Huffman and his beloved wife, Mary Clement. The family would like to gratefully acknowledge Hope Hospice, Dr. Hirchak and staff at Shell Point Village, the staff of Lakes assisted Living Facility, Nancy, Mary, Fay and Chris, the Encore Village Staff, Barrington Terrace, Evergreen Staff and Dad's Hospice nurse Linda. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers with Reverend Frank Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery, Ortona. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers. via Jeanette, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

GETTIS KELLY MORRIS (FMHS 1971) May 21, 2002 G. Kelly Morris, 49, of Lehigh Acres, died May 21, 2002. Born in Atlanta GA, he lived here most of his life. Kelly was a Lee County Deputy with 20 years service to his community. He leaves his daughter Ashley of Fort Myers. ==PICTURE== Services will be Thursday 10AM TO 12PM at Anderson Funeral Home chapel with Masonic Honors at 10:30 and memorial service with Rev George Henderson presiding. Cremation arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

HENRY JACKSON "JACK" CARTER (FMHS 1952) Aug 29, 2008 Henry "Jack" Jackson Carter, 75, a third generation resident of Lee County passed away Tuesday August 26th in Pocola, OK. He grew up in Fort Myers and was the son of the late Henry & Estelle Carter. Jack is survived by his wife Alice, six children; Perry (Sharon) of Howe, OK, Susan (Tom) Whitmore of Arcadia, FL, Randy of Mena, AR, Donald (Amy) Cape May, NJ, Jerry (Karen) Fort Smith, AR, Calvin (Monica) Nickolasville, KY, eighteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Jack's family will receive friends 11am to 1pm Saturday August 30th at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers with a graveside funeral service to follow at 2pm at the Buckingham Cemetery. www.harvey-engelhardt-metz funeral home & Via Kim, Published in The News-Press on 8/29/2008 GREEN LINE

BOBBY DAN CANADY (FMHS 1943) 2004-01-30 Maggie Valley NC- Bobby Dan Canady, 78, of 102 Hollow Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at his home. His smiling face will be sadly missed; however, he would want to be remembered with laughter instead of tears. Mr. Canady was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Fort Myers, Fla. He lived in Florida the majority of his life until he became a resident of Maggie Valley in 1991 upon his retirement. He joined the Navy out of high school in 1943 and served as a torpedo man until his discharge in 1946. He spent most of his life in the fishing industry where he began as a commercial fisherman in Fort Myers Beach, then as captain of the shrimp trawler Cameron and later as a bookkeeper for Singleton Shrimp Company at Fort Myers Beach. He was transferred to Tampa where he was manager of their boats for 11 years, and then to Singleton Seafoods of Key West, where he retired as vice president in 1991. His career with Singleton spanned 32 years in various capacities. For several years he was employed as manager of Pinellas Seafood and also of King Shrimp Company, both in Key West. He served as president of Southeastern Fisheries in 1983-84. He was the son of the late Daniel Webster Canady and Molsey Kennon Canady. He was the great- grandson of a pioneer Florida family, the late William Henry "Bill" Brown and Sarah Jane Jernigan Brown of Immokalee, Fla. A brother, Gene Canady, and a sister Betty Jane Canady, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia Crant Canady; (FMHS 1949) his children, Marcia Davis, and husband, Carl, of Key West, Fla., Robert Canady of Maggie Valley, Patrick Canady and wife, Allynda, of Clyde, Theresa Alayon of Ocala, Fla., Sharon Cordy and husband, David, of Tampa, Fla., and Kevin Canady and wife, Auriole, Hendersonville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Rose Hughes (FMSH 1951) of Fort Myers; and a nephew and a niece. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church in Maggie Valley. A memorial mass will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Maggie Valley with Father Francis J. Doyle officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Columbarium on the church grounds. ==PICTURE== In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC 28716 or to HRMC Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721. Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" Via Pat, slightly edited, from the Asheville Citizen-Times, NC GREEN LINE

TIMOTHY CHARLES "TIM" TURANO FMHS 1971 9/18/2008 Timothy C. Turano, 55, of Fort Myers died Tuesday September 16, 2008 due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. Tim is survived by his mother Marion Turano and husband Bob Morton, his wife Kim Hamilton Turano (FMHS 1975) and son Thomas, who was the light of his life. He is also survived by his brothers Joseph (Toni) Turano (FMHS 1964) and Jerry (Karen) Turano (FMHS 1968). He also leaves behind his nephew Peter Turano (FMHS 1987) and nieces Georgeann Hoose, Lisa Futch, Laura Turano. He was predeceased by his father Peter Turano. Tim graduated from Fort Myers High School and spent his entire career working with his brother Jerry at Turano Plastering Inc. He loved the work he did and was proud of his many accomplishments. Tim was an avid bowler from the time he was young boy and continued bowling throughout his life. He served as President of the SW Florida Bowling Association in 1985. Tim loved sports and the Miami Dolphins. Tim fought Parkinson's Disease with the determination of a warrior. He met each day with optimism and never gave up trying to do better even when the disease worsened. He always saw the bright side of every situation and was an inspiration to those around him. Even though he was unable to speak he still was able to light up a room with his smile. ==PICTURE== The family would like to thank the many Hope Hospice caregivers, nurses and support staff who cared for Tim over the last 7 years. The staff at College Park Care and Rehab where Tim resided for the last 18 months are a remarkable group of people who truly care about their residents. We thank each and every one of you! A special thank you to Claudia Stafford for her love and compassion over the years. In lieu of flowers, Tim requested that donations be made to his son's college fund. Thomas Turano-College Fund 3844 Luverne Street Fort Myers, FL 33901. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

MARY MICHELENE "MITCH" FLEMING (KOGER) (FMHS 1955) 9/20/2008 Mary Michelene Koger, 71, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2008. She was born Jan. 1, 1937 in Cooperstown, TN, daughter of the late James and Martha Fleming. She moved to Fort Myers in 1952 where she graduated from Fort Myers Senior High. She worked as a telephone operator after graduation, then spent many years working for First Federal Savings and Loan in management, where she made many wonderful friends. She retired from banking in 1996. Mitch will be remembered most for her sense of humor, love of animals and devotion to her family and grandchildren, who were the very light of her life, "MeMaw" loved Kyle and Connor more than anything. From volunteering in the class room to being in the front row at their games, she was always there for them. She will be missed terribly by her family and many friends, especially Judy and Maryellen. She is survived by her husband Carl Koger, daughter Carla (Ken) Pearson, son Randy Koger, brother-in-law Ronnie Koger (Sandie) of Cookville, TN, Randall Koger and Janice Mitchell (Tom) of Richmond, VA, aunt Dorothy Martin of Franklin, KY, cousins Mike Martin and Don Martin of Franklin, KY, Margret Ann and Sara Jean Hickman of Franklin, KY and James and Joe Chapman. ==PICTURE== Visitation will be held on Monday, September 22nd from 4-7 PM at National Cremation Society and Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy., N. Fort Myers. Via Kim, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

WALLACE M "SKIP" TINSLEY (FMHS 1950) 5/22/2008 Wallace M. Tinsley was born on October 4, 1930 in Fort Myers, FL where he lived all of his adult life. Wallace graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1950 and soon after graduation enlisted in the National Guard where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He married his high school sweetheart Mina Rose Kingston (FMHS 1950) in September of 1951. Wallace was owner of several businesses over the years; including Fort Myers Armature Works, Caman Power Systems, Caman Auto Parts (later known as Fort Myers Auto Parts) and Caman Data Systems. He was an avid bowler serving as President of the SWFMBA and was honored by being inducted in to the SWFMBA Bowlers Hall of Fame. He was a founding director of South Florida Bank and active in the Araba Shrine Temple. Here he served as Potentate from 1981-1982, was a Past Director of ROJ, a member of the K-Cops and the Cyclops Motorcycle Corp. Wallace is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mina K. Tinsley, sister Arletta Rodgers, daughter Karen T. Neubert (Robert W.), and sons R. Warren Tinsley (Marie), W. Wayne Tinsley (fiancée Tina) and Grimes M. Tinsley (Donna). Also surviving are his grandchildren Tyler, Victoria and Sarah Neubert, Nerissa Kalbfeld (David), Christy Klebart (Damien), Catlyn Gottlieb (Brad) and Corey Tinsley (fiancée Nicki) and great grandchildren Josalyn & Janelle Gottlieb and Ilianna Kalbfeld. His granddaughter Sabrina Monique Tinsley predeceased him. Our father and grandfather was an extraordinary man. He lived life to the fullest until 1982 when he suffered a heart attack which forever changed his life. He received a heart transplant on August 21, 1987. He was told not to make long range plans for after ten years. He proved everyone wrong, not only did he live 10 and half years longer than expected, he also had good quality of life until the last 2 years when his health took a turn for the worst. However he still pushed forward as hard as he could. He was a true fighter! The last battle was the one he couldn't win and he is now at peace. We will all miss him but our memories will always be there for us. We love you dad and grandpa. ==PICTURE== A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Children's Hospitals c/o Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DEBRA ANNE "DEBBIE" ROE (SEITS) (FMHS 1969) 10/23/2008 Debra Anne Roe, 57, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 1959, passed away peacefully at Hospice House on October 16, 2008. Debbie was born in Wilmington, Delaware and was employed at Gymnastics World for over 30 years. Her passion in life was teaching "her kids". Debbie is survived by her mother, Helen (Lieu) Sabin; her siblings: Bill (Joyce) Rodgers of Wilmington, DE; Bob (Pauline) Rodgers of Fort Myers, FL; Suzanne (Bill) Turner of Fort Myers, FL; and Sandy Rodgers of Lafayette, LA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dallas Roe and her brothers, John and Gary Roe; grandparents and several aunts and uncles. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 3- 4pm at the First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., with funeral services beginning at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Assoc. Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619. A special thanks to Debbie's closest friends, the ALS Assoc., Hospice House, her doctors and nurses and especially Trish Childress and Dr. Christine Neilson. Published in The News-Press on ARTICLE: South Fort Myers gymnastics coach "Miss Debbie", 57, dies Debbie Roe succumbed to Lou Gehrig's disease By GLENN MILLER October 18, 2008 Fort Myers News-Press Debbie Roe, a Fort Myers gymnastics coach for more than 30 years, died Thursday less than a year after being diagnosed with amytrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as "ALS" and Lou Gehrig's Disease. She turned 57 on Tuesday. In her final weeks, Roe's ex-husband, Carl Seits, and best friend and employer, Chris Brooks, were with her. "She never complained," Seits said. "We had a serious talk about it. I told Debbie her brother (Gary) passed away with this and she said, 'This is the way it's going to be until I die. I'm going to live my life.'" Roe's life for decades was coaching children for Brooks at Gymnastics World. She was known to generations of young gymnasts in Fort Myers as "Miss Debbie." "She touched so many lives," said Brooks, who attended Fort Myers High with Roe in the late 1960s. Roe was diagnosed with the neuromuscular disease on Oct. 29. Her death caught many by surprise because of its swiftness. "I have had so any calls from people saying what happened," Brooks said. "They say it usually takes two to five years. I just can't believe. It's hard to know she's not going to be there." Roe resided in her downtown Fort Myers apartment until Tuesday and then was moved to Hope Hospice in North Fort Myers. "I still feel like she's here," Brooks said. "I still can't believe it. I'm thinking she had at least another year. You just never know." Brooks values the friend she met more than 40 years ago. "I was very lucky," Brooks said. "She taught me so much about living life to the fullest." Although Seits and Roe were divorced, they remained close. "She loved kids and loved her job," Seits said. "She was just so full of energy. You couldn't slow her down." She also loved Carl. They were married nine years and divorced in 2005. "She said I was still her husband as far as she was concerned," Seits said. Roe was profiled in The News-Press in January. "I just have it," Roe said in January of ALS. "I'm not going to stop. I'm not going to let it get me." Roe coached thousands of children through the years. "I just love kids," Roe said in January 2008. "Never had any of my own and everyone I taught was just like my own." No services are planned at the moment. Brooks and Seits hope to have a memorial Oct. 25. GREEN LINE

MITCHELL THEODORE "TED" RANDELL (FMHS 1943) 3/2/2008 M. T. "Ted" Randell, a fourth generation Floridian, died Saturday, February 23rd of Alzheimer's disease. Ted was born Nov. 15, 1924 in Fort Myers to Ruby Vann (Drew) and Redden Wallace Randell. He was predeceased by a sister, Jean and two brothers, Wallace Drew and Redden Ray. After graduating as president of his senior class from FMHS in 1943, Ted entered the U.S. Air Corps during WWII. In 1950 he became a proud alumnus of the U of F with a BSF in Forestry and membership in Phi Delta Theta and "F" club. That same year he married Mary Elizabeth Bunnell. Their golden wedding anniversary was celebrated with renewal of vows at St. Luke's Church in June, 2000, assisted by their children, Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, III (Mrs. C.L. "Larry") Texas; Wallace Frank Randell, DVM (Renelle) of Tallahassee, and Laura Fair Randell of Fort Myers. Ted is survived by his wife, Mary; children and their families including seven grandchildren and one great- granddaughter: Eric Theodore Randell (U of F), Alexander Joseph Randell (FSU), Sarah Rachel and Mia Fair Randell and Justin (Anna) Nishimoto (Tallahassee, FL); C.L. "Charlie" Johnson, IV of Washington, DC.; Randall Ashley Johnson ("Jamie") Knotts and Elizabeth Evelyn Knotts of Texas. From 1964-1974 Ted served Florida in our State House of Representatives. In 1966, Ted joined a "People to People Tour" behind the "Iron curtain", an experience which heightened his convictions for freedom of worship, thought, and action through voting. Preservation of natural resources led him to committees on Game & Fresh Water Fish, Fresh Water Management, and Salt Water Conservation. "The Randell Act" (regulation of coastal dredge-and-fill projects), participation with committees on DOT, State Institutions, Juvenile & Adult Corrections, Health & Rehabilitative Services, "Physicians Assistant Act", enabling legislation for the College of Veterinary Medicine at U of F and legislation which secured the current site of I-75 through SW Florida as opposed to the east coast were lasting accomplishments. Ted followed in the footsteps of paternal grandfather, Theodore Randell, who was elected to the FL Constitutional Convention of 1885 which drew up the state's governing document. When the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission was organized nearly a century later, grandson, Ted also served in this capacity. Ted was the nephew of Florida's Gov. Cary Augustus Hardee, & Sen. Sidney Archibald Hinely, both of Live Oak, FL. Locally, Ted was active in real estate and many public service activities: St. Luke's Church, 320 Mason, United Way of Lee Co., City of Fort Myers Planning Council, SW FL Council Boy Scouts of America, life member of National Rifle Association and NRA certified marksman and firearms safety instructor, Agriculture & Stabilization Committee, past president of Cattleman's Association and BUPAC. Hobbies included hunting, antique firearms, "quantitative cooking" and political humor. ==PICTURE== Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at St. Luke's Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL, 33901, with interment at St. Joseph's Garden at the church. The Randell family wishes to thank the caregivers at Shell Point, Evans Avenue Nursing Home and Hope Hospice for their compassion and gentle care during the past three months. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Luke's Church or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements: Kiser Funeral Home. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

H QUILLIAN "QUILL"/"BUDDY" JONES JR (FMHS 1947) 10/22/2008 Dr. H Quillian Jones, Jr., 79, went to the Lord on October 19, 2008. A Florida native, born July 4, 1929, to Dr. H. Quillian Jones, Sr. and Dorothy Jones. Quill Jones greatly impacted the medical field in Fort Myers, Florida performing the first craniotomy, the first total hip replacement, and was the first vascular surgeon in Lee County. He was a recipient of the coveted Raymond Alexander Award, for outstanding dedication and service to the medical profession, and to the field of surgery. Dr. Jones, pioneered trauma centers, receiving an award for his masterful guidance and superlative leadership. The Florida Committee in Trauma and the State of Florida gained national prominence in the treatment of injured patients, his plaque reads to Dr. Jones. He has published many times on blunt trauma, ruptured urethra splenectomies, ruptured colon, and in many other trauma categories. He attended Fort Myers High School FMHS 1947 and still holds records for his accomplishments on the football field. He attended Catawba College, University of Florida, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served two years as a Captain in the 82nd airborne for the United States Army at Fort Bragg before starting his medical practice. Being an avid Gator fan he became a scholarship club member to the Gator Boosters Incorporated. As a living tribute to his father Dr. H. Quillian Jones, Sr., Dr. Jones started a perpetual endowment fund to the Edison College Nursing Program, for the pinning of nurses. The tradition will be passed down to his son Steve H. Jones. Dr. Jones risked his much loved career by saving a black gunshot victim with surgery, being the first to be admitted at Lee Memorial Hospital, a segregated hospital at the time. He was threatened with firing, but the man's life was saved. In his retirement, his love of the outdoors was reborn, which included fishing and wild game hunting. His great travels took him to Alaska, Russia, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Jones worked for the Fort Myers Community he loved by serving on many Boards: Florida Board of Governors, Pan-Pacific, Surgical Society, Fort Myers Community Hospital, East Pointe Hospital, Lee Memorial Hospital, Trauma Committee Chairman, Cape Coral Hospital, and Associate Medical Director at Hope Hospice, Rotary Club Board, WBBH TV Board, Cub Scouts of America, Edison Regional Blood Center, National Bank of Lee County, SouthTrust Bank and various other state and community boards. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Poklemba Jones. Son: Michael (Jill) Highsmith of Raleigh, NC; daughter Susan (Dan) Graveline of Duluth, GA, son Steve (Laurilyn) Jones of Fort Myers, FL, daughter Julie (John) Hulslander of Fort Myers, FL, son H. Quillian Jones III (Daniella) of Estero, FL, sister Louise Meek of Belleair, FL, and grandchildren Savannah Highsmith of TN, Jackson and Lily Highsmith of Raleigh, NC, Alex Graveline of Duluth, GA, Alexa and Blake Jones of Fort Myers, Logan, Shane, and Joshua Hulslander of Fort Myers, Shannon (Todd) Johnson of St. Louis, MO, Emma and Trevor Jones of Estero, FL. He was predeceased by his sons Tracy Highsmith and Gregory Jones. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends Friday, October 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 2466 1st Street, Fort Myers. A service will be held Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m. with Chaplin Bob Moore at First United Methodist Church. An interment will follow the service at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. Via BA, NM, TJ, NCJ, JMM and others. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: October 23, 2008 Southwest Florida loses true medical pioneer Took civil-rights stand, led innovative surgery By Gabriella Souza Fort Myers News-Press The man arrived at Lee Memorial Hospital bloodied from a gunshot wound. He was rushed into surgery with Dr. H. Quillian Jones Jr., a young surgeon straight from medical school, and spent hours in surgery to remove the bullet. What happened next could have cost Jones his job; instead, it became a defining moment in his career. It was the mid-1960s, and segregation prohibited black patients from staying at Lee Memorial, where white patients were treated, after surgery. Instead, they were to be taken to Jones Walker Hospital, known as the black hospital. But Jones, who had grown up in Lee County, refused to comply. He did not want to risk transporting his patient, weak from hours of surgery, to another hospital, so he admitted him - even though it could have sent Jones packing. "He knew Jones Walker wasn't that great of a hospital," said Jones' wife, Pat. "He didn't want to send him there to die." Jones, a surgeon known for his commitment to his work and patients, died Sunday at age 79. Considered to be a medical pioneer in Lee County, Jones moved the county's hospitals into the modern era, bringing the first trauma surgeons to the area and preforming the first craniotomy and surgery on the carotid artery in the county. "He was a superb surgeon, loved by his patients," said Dr. Roger Scott, a surgeon who worked side-by-side with Jones for more than 10 years. "I trusted him with my life and I would have trusted him with anyone's life." Jones was born in Fort Myers in 1929, the son of one of the first doctors in Lee County. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1947 before attending Catawba College and the University of Florida, followed by medical school at Emory University. Jones spent his 20-year career carrying on his father's tradition, working at Lee Memorial Hospital and Southwest Regional Medical Center, which at the time was known as Fort Myers Community Hospital. He was known for his sometimes gruff bedside manner but also for his propensity to do what was right for his patients, Scott said. That could mean trying new surgeries such as the craniotomy, which opens up the skull after a fracture. Jones was married four times and had four children. His fourth wife, Pat Jones, to whom he was married when he died, was his scrub nurse. "You'd hear all these stories about how scary he was," Pat Jones said. "But once you were in the OR everything was fine." Steve Jones, H. Quillian Jones' third child, remembers his father as a lover of the outdoors, the one who taught him how to boat despite a busy schedule. His father turned to the outdoors once he retired in 1985. After retirement, he also worked for Hope Hospice, which cared for Jones once he became too ill to care for himself. It was as if Jones had come full circle, Steve Jones said. "It it had to go this way, this was the best way," Steve Jones said. GREEN LINE

BEATRICE S "BEA" KITCHENS (NAYLOR) (FMHS 1941) 10/13/2008 Beatrice S. "Bea" Naylor, 87, of N. Fort Myers passed away on October 11, 2008. She was born on September 27, 1921 in Milan, GA, a child of Wilson D. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Kitchens. Bea moved to Fort Myers in 1930 and often talked about seeing Thomas Edison on his daily drives down McGregor Blvd. and in 1931 saw him cut the ribbon to the new Edison Bridge on Fowler St. She graduated from Fort Myers High in 1941. A local business woman she and her husband, Billy owned the Snack Drive-In on Heitman St. from 1950-60. They also owned Naylor Flower Farms from 1954-86 where they grew, packed and shipped Gladioli and for over 10 years they owned the Bee Hive, a very popular dance club for teens. In 1958 she got her real estate license and met with the Rosen brothers and said every one laughed and thought they were crazy for their plans to develop Cape Coral. She was very active in the Republican Party but later became a Democrat. She had many friends through the years and more recently was involved with the lunch bunch and Red Hatters clubs. She was full of love for so many people and even animals. She always said her poodle "Beau'' was the 'love of her life'. She would always feed ducks and squirrels and even the lizards in the back yard. She was still strong and full of life to her very last day. Bea is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wallace E. "Billy" Naylor, her children, Sylvia S. (Norm) Carlson of Gainesville, FL, Wallace "Wally" of N. Fort Myers and William David (Pamela) Naylor of Deer, AR, her grandchildren, Wallace "Ed", Angela, Johnny, Jimmy Jayden, William David Jr., Christopher and Ashby Naylor, David W. Carlson, Misty Carlson Raley and Shannon Carlson Lestor, her great- grandchildren, Taylor Carlson, Scott and Blake Lestor, her sister, Lessie Hartle of Winston-Salem, NC and her nephew, Jimmy Hartle. ==PICTURE== A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday, October 13, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Billy Naylor for her grandchildren's college fund. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

BRANDON J KYLLO FMHS 2002 12/20/2007 Brandon J. Kyllo, 23, of Fort Myers, died Monday, December 17, 2007. He was a graduate of Fort Myers High School and attended the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was employed by the Tim Shaw Insurance Agency in Naples as a commercial accounts manager. Brandon is survived by his parents, Mark and Debbie Kyllo of Fort Myers; sister, Christina M. Kyllo of Naples; grandparents, Virginia Thomas of Fairhope, AL, Robert and Patricia Schroeder of Estero and Kenneth and Marlene Walter of Cleveland, OH. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Alice Kyllo. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 1:00pm at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 3595 Broadway Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. A reception will follow. The family suggests that contributions be made to the St. Michael Foundation in loving memory of Brandon Kyllo. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982 Family Owned Since 1978. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

LOUISE JOSEPHINE PAVESE CLARK FMHS 1939 2/24/2008 MAY 17, 1921 - FEB. 21, 2008 The letter L is for love and also for Louise, who embodied love. Louise Josephine Pavese Clark beloved wife, mother, and friend to all she met, passed peacefully onto her Lord on February 21, 2008 at her daughter's home in Texas where she has resided for the past two years. Louise was born in Fort Myers, Florida on May 17, 1921. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Theresa D'Alessandro Pavese and Michael Patrick Pavese. On October 26, 1944, she married her life's eternal love and companion, John Oakley Clark, who also preceded her in death on July 23, 1991. John and Louise were longtime members of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and The Carmelites. She and John educated their children at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Together they gave life to five daughters: Caroline Theresa Clark Halgrim of Alva, Florida; Ann Louise Clark Fields of Clermont, Florida; Deborah Jean Clark Ashbacher of Round Rock, Texas; Theresa Anne Clark Buckmaster of Fort Myers, Florida; and Sylvia Joan Clark Pike of Sarasota, Florida. Louise is survived by her brother, Frank Anthony Pavese and her sister, Nettie "Honey" Pavese Edrich, husband Fred Edrich, and many beloved cousins. She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Frances Pavese Miller on October 24, 2007. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren who dearly loved and embraced their "Ooh-ma". Louise's life will be remembered for many things such as her undying devotion to her Lord, The Blessed Mother, her holy Catholic faith, her husband, and her family. She will be remembered for her generous giving of self and time to raise funds for libraries, Senior Centers, her church and many other worthwhile causes. Louise loved life and embraced it with all its ups and downs. She met it head-on with courage, grace, and vivaciousness, especially towards the later days of her life when she had many challenges. Her beautiful gift of optimism always remained in place. Her love of beautiful music, bridge games with friends, and Fort Myers Beach goes without saying. Up to the end of her life Louise was tapping out rhythms from the Big Band era and singing along with THE SOUND OF MUSIC and with her favorite artists, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. In addition, if she could not get to the beach, the beach came to her with her constant request for the music of SOUTH PACIFIC. Still, what will be remembered and missed most of all, was Louise's radiant smile and twinkling hazel green eyes which left loved ones as well as strangers happier and more joyful whenever they occasioned her lovely countenance. Truly, that smile will remain indelibly pressed upon all of our memories. The joy it gave to us will be sorely missed. In Louise's twilight years it was a quieter laughter, but her smile still filled every room she graced with joy and sunshine. All of us who survive her know how blessed we were to have had the warmth and wisdom of her life and that everlasting smile of love. May God and Heaven now smile upon you dear Louise and all your loved ones who preceded you in death. Thank you forever for your angelic-like life and always, always for your generous and joyful heart. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends on Monday, February 25th, 4:30-6:30 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The Rosary will be said at 6:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 26th, 9:00 am, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Interment will follow at Fort Myers City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request you make donations to Lighthouse Hospice, 3410 Far West, Suite 230, Austin, Texas 78731. Pallbearers are Louise's grandsons: John Halgrim, Robert Halgrim, Erik Halgrim, Charles Fields, and Scott Fields and her nephews Michael and Frank Pavese. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

BETTY JO NORRIS (RUTLEDGE)(PIRKLE) FMHS 1950 10/13/2008 Betty Jo Pirkle, age 77, passed away suddenly on October 10, 2008 in Greenville, SC. She was born May 27, 1931 to Lester and Elisabeth Norris in Fort Myers, FL. She grew up and lived most of her life in Fort Myers. Betty is survived by her children and grandchildren along with their families: son Robert Rutledge, his wife Mary, their children Matthew, Sarah Kendall, and Stephen; son John Rutledge, his wife Kathy, their children David and Jennifer; step-daughter Kathryn Carlson, her husband Ed, their children Valerie Miskovich and Virginia Guy. She is further survived by her brother Bill Norris and his wife Sherie; sister-in-law Ruth Norris. She was preceded in death by Jack her husband of 19 years and her brother Jack Norris. Betty was a kind, joyful, and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She dearly loved her family and friends. There will be a visitation Wednesday, October 15, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home at 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 33907. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home with interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be offered at: www.harvey- Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ERNEST LAMAR "BONEY" MIDDLETON (FMHS 1945) 10/5/2008 Ernest "Boney" Middleton, born Jan 20, 1927 passed away Oct 02, 2008. Boney was a pioneer of Fort Myers and a proud "Greenie" from the class of 1945. This is where he excelled in academics and sports; Boney was inducted in the Fort Myers Senior High School Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Boney was a student of the University of Florida, he Bled Orange and Blue all of his adult life. As a young boy he was involved in Boy Scouts where he was awarded the highest Honors "Order of the Arrow" and "Eagle Scout". Boney was a soldier in the United States Army he served our Country during WWII in the Pacific. After which he continued to serve as an Officer in the Special Forces and Reserves until 1967. Boney provided for his family as an independent insurance agent then owner of Midtown Insurance. He leaves to cherish his memory his former wife Pamela Symonds Robinson (FMHS 1953) the mother of his six children; Rick, Steve (FMHS 1973), Judy Wolf (Rocky) (FMHS 1975), Bill (FMHS 1978) (Cheryl), Mary, Nancy Arlotta (FMHS 1980)(Pete), also eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter and his beloved life partner of 31 years, Virginia Williamson, her 4 children and 5 grandchildren and his sister Rena Mae Bartley. ==PICTURE== Celebration of Boney's Life will be held at Harvey- Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home on Wednesday Oct 08, 2008 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sam Sirranni Memorial Fund - Fort Myers High School Hall of Fame Museum or the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Condolences and donation information may be viewed at: Via many, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

THOMAS H CHUDERSKI FMHS 1963 11/24/2008 Thomas H. Chuderski has lost his battle with cancer. Tom was born in Jacksonville, FL, September 20, 1945, He has lived in Fort Myers since 1960. He is survived by his wife Kathy of 34 years and his daughter Christina Chuderski and son Michael Chuderski. Both reside in Fort Myers. Tom worked in Fort Myers as a salesman in several stores, until at age 57 he realized his dream of becoming a teacher. He has taught in Lee County schools since then. Although his teaching career was short, it was his dream to touch and help the hearts and minds of "his kids". God speed. We love you. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Entombment will follow. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until the time of the service. ==PICTURE== Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. 239-936-0555 Via Williams, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press



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