KENNETH EDWARD "KENNY" DYAL (FMHS 1971) April 23, 2010 Dr. Kenneth Edward Dyal, Senior Pastor of The Church at Argyle, died Tuesday after a brief illness. Pastor Ken was born in Fort Myers, Florida in 1953, the son of Horace and Pauline Dyal. He graduated from Fort Myers High School, and soon after married the love of his life, Rebecca Raber (FMHS 1971). They were blessed with two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Darrell. Ken and Becky moved to Jacksonville for Ken to attend Luther Rice Seminary, where he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree. He accepted a call as Associate Pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church. Soon after, he was called as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Argyle, where he served for over 25 years. Ken was an avid golfer and loved sports, but most of all he loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, his family and his church. A humble man of character and intellect, a gifted communicator and visionary, he touched thousands of lives with the power of God's word. He is survived by his wife, Becky, his sons Kenny (Rene) and Darrell (Jennifer); seven grandchildren, Zachary, Savannah, Zayne, Lily, Zander, Ella and Graham; his mother, Pauline; his sister, Linda Jarvis (FMHS 1974) (Byron) and their children; and extended family in Fort Myers. He was predeceased by his father, Horace and his older brother, Bobby (FMHS 1966). ==PICTURE== A celebration of his life and ministry will be held at The Church at Argyle (6823 Argyle Forest Blvd) at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 24, with internment following at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park. The family invites friends to visit them at the church on Friday evening, April 23, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all those who have expressed their love and concern during Ken's illness, and a special thank you to all the health professionals at Baptist Heart Hospital who gave Ken such wonderful care and the family such kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Church at Argyle in Pastor Ken's name. Arrangements by Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

(B)CHARLES MICHAEL JACKSON (FMHS 1959) June 20, 2010 Charles Michael "Mike" Jackson, 68, of Fort Myers, died suddenly at home Saturday, May 29, of a heart attack. He was born November 24, 1941, in Wichita, KS, to the late Irene Carrel Jackson and Charles Lewis Jackson. The Jackson family moved to Fort Myers in 1958 when Mike was a junior in high school. He quickly fell in love with three things: fishing, sailing, and Shirley Kinsey (FMHS 1960), who was one class behind him at Fort Myers High School. They met during competitive sailboat racing at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, of which both families were founding members. During the lively and sometimes contentious races, the Jacksons and the Kinseys often found themselves locked in a duel for the finish line. After graduation from high school in 1959, Mike attended the University of Florida in pursuit of a political science degree. Shirley followed a year later seeking a degree in English literature. They were married after Mike graduated from undergraduate school in 1963. Mike was an exemplary student at UF, a member of Florida Blue Key, and was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame. Mike enrolled at UF law school in 1963 on an LSAT merit scholarship while Shirley worked and cared for their first child. Mike graduated and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1966. They moved back to Fort Myers where Mike began a law practice that lasted more than 30 years. Mike served his community and his church while providing for his wife and three kids. His family was his greatest joy, but his second greatest was learning. A small sample of authors on the shelves of his well-used library shows his broad range of interests and his voracious appetite for knowledge. Sagan, Hawking, Schrodinger, Escher, Teller, Bohr and Fermi are a few scientists whose books stood ready over the years for a second reading or quick reference. C.S. Lewis provided forays into both science fiction and Christian doctrine. Also at the ready were Keynes, de Tocqueville, Churchill and Reagan, among hundreds of others. During his time in Fort Myers, Mike devoted himself to many pursuits, including fishing, SCUBA diving, flying, race-car driving, competitive shooting, running, tennis and basketball. Mike was a die-hard fan of the University of Florida Fighting Gators. He was famous for his barbecue ribs, his annual battle royale putting up the family Christmas tree, his enthusiastic pumpkin carving, and his hair-raising yarns of ominous Moonbears, mysterious Fog Plows and terrible Wooldraggers told to two generations of wide-eyed children. Mike is survived by his beloved wife Shirley. Their marriage lasted 47 years, and like all marriages of that length, it included times of trial. But Mike and Shirley experienced a blessed rekindling, and loved each other more the day Mike died than the day they were married. Mike is also survived by their three kids, Shelly (Charles) Brown (FMHS 1983), Rachael (Mark) Pennington (FMHS 1985) and Matthew (Sarah) Jackson (FMHS 1991); their six grandkids, Kinsey, Madison, Jackson, Lily Grace, Carter and Madeleine; his brother Robert; and a large extended family. Anyone wishing to acknowledge his life is invited to make a contribution to the American Heart Association. Or just a card would be nice: Jackson Family, P.O. Box 2509, Fort Myers, FL 33902. ==PICTURE== Via KA,TJ,NM,BA Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DANNY CLAYTON BARNES FMHS 1959 June 23, 2010 Danny Clayton Barnes succumbed to his long battle with illness in the early morning hours of June 19, 2010 with the love of his life and wife of 43 years at his side. Danny was born on March 1, 1941 in Fort Myers, Florida to Daniel and Lucile Barnes. He enlisted in the United States Army upon graduating high school and served proudly as a combat engineer until his retirement as a Master Sergeant in 1979. During his honorable career he served at posts in South Korea, Fort Leavenworth Kansas, Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Danny also served two complete tours of duty in Vietnam with distinction and received several decorations for his service. Upon retirement he moved to Garland, Texas where he remained with his family until his passing. Danny was preceded in death by his parents and his brother James "Buddy" Barnes. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverly Barnes (Zak); his daughters Rhonda (Casey) and Ashley; his grandson Lochlain Casey; his sister Jeanette (Dees); son-in-law Tim Casey and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be held honoring Danny on Friday June 25, 2010, 11a.m. at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home at 2128 18th St., Plano, Texas. Via TJ Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

IRA ULMONT GRANT (FMHS 1944) January 6, 2010 Ira Ulmont Grant, of Marietta, passed away on December 22, 2009. He was born February 23, 1926 in Odessa, Florida. Ira graduated from Ft. Myers Senior High School, class of 1944, and then served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1945. Ira graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952 with degrees in Industrial and Mechanical engineering. He worked in management at the General Motors Corporation for more than 35 years until his retirement. He married the former Nancy Shelton Gunnis at the Cathedral of St. Philip in 1954. They reared four children in Buckhead before retiring to their beautiful home in Marietta. Ira leaves behind his widow, Nancy Shelton Grant, son Stuart Gregory Grant (Debbie) of York, PA, daughters Frosty Gunnis Brandon (Chris) of Ormond Beach, FL, Abigail Grant Griswold (Tom) of Marietta, GA, and Ansley Grant Bloom (Michael) of Dunwoody, GA. He is also survived by his brother Willie James Grant and grandchildren Charles K. Bautz, Thomas M. Griswold, Olivia C. Griswold, Stuart G. Grant Jr., Stephanie K. Grant, Taylor M. Grant, Susan A. Bloom and Caroline G. Bloom and one great-grandchild, Amelia G. Bautz. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral of St. Philip on January 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328. Family-Placed Death Notice,
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JOSEPH DANIEL "DAN" TRAVIS JR (FMHS 1962) July 25, 2010 Joseph Daniel "Dan" Travis Jr., 66 of Arden died Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Dan was born January 11, 1944 in Fort Myers, FL, to the late Joseph and Blanche Travis. Dan enjoyed baseball, football, bull riding, auto racing, tennis, was a scratch golfer, and was a member of the Hendersonville Elks Club. He was also a patron of many fine saloons over the years, but was never a drunk. He didn't care who you were, he could talk to anyone, anywhere, any time. It didn't matter if you were the King of England, or a hobo on the street. It was all the same to him. He gave everyone the same respect, unless you gave him a reason not to. I watched him play golf with Patty Berg, Tom Case, Calvin Pete and numerous other great human beings, all great golfers. His friendships I also watched growing up, the laughter, the joy, the fun times and some sorrow, his passion for life was inspirational for me growing up. I looked up to him and butted heads with him a lot but I remember him and his words to me, they still ring true. He made me a better man and pushed me to be who I am today. Whether I knew or understood what he was doing way back when, the means were justified in the end. As a father he did his job well, my life is living proof. Thank you, Dan O. Surviving are his two sons, Joseph Daniel Travis III (Michelle) of Wesley Chapel, FL and Justin Edward Travis of Arden, brother, David Allen Travis of Fort Myers, FL, stepmother, Margot Travis of Blairsville, GA , two grandchildren, Gracelyn Therese Travis and Jackson Dallas Travis, two dogs, Mercedes and Axel, and one cat, Panzer "The Kid". ==PICTURE== There will be an informal memorial at Fort Myers Country Club sometime in late September or early October. An online registry can be found at: Via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ROBERTA DIANNE "BERTA" HOLLIS (ATCHISON) (FMHS 1960) July 25, 2010 Roberta "Berta" D. (Hollis) Atchison, 67, passed away on July 7, in Fort Myers, after complications due to a long illness. Berta was born on July 22, 1942 in Fort Myers, and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1960. She is survived by her son, Troy Atchison daughter Roben (Atchison) Faircloth and her son-in-law Philip Faircloth, grandsons Gavin and Chase Faircloth, sister Dorothy Holland and brother Tom Hollis, both of Fort Myers. Berta was preceded in death by her sister Lalla Louise Hollis Payne and parents Ernest R. and Dorothy (Moore) Hollis. A memorial service and gathering of friends and family will be held at 2:30 on Saturday July 31st, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home followed by a gathering at her childhood home in Fort Myers. Berta was loved and will be missed by many, and her family graciously accepts your kind thoughts and words at this time. ==PICTURE== Via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ROBERT L "BOB" ALLISON SR (FMHS 1963) July 9, 2010 ALLISON, Robert L. Sr. 64, of Tampa, passed away July 5, 2010. He is survived by his wife Gale; sons, Robert L. Allison Jr. and Jeffrey Allison both of Tampa; brother, Karl M. Allison Jr. (FMHS 1955) of Largo; sister Ann Slevin (FMHS 1961) of Lake Placid; and three grandchildren. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will take place 10 am Saturday, July 10th, at Oakwood Community Church, 11209 Casey Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Melech Hospice House. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157 Via BA,VGB,NM Slightly edited, from the St Petersburg Times GREEN LINE

GLADYS CLEO BRUTON (HARNEY)(MILLER) (FMHS 1942) July 25, 2010 A native of Fort Myers, Cleo Miller (85) was born on September 20, 1924 and went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2010. After living gracefully with Parkinson's for 10 years, she passed at home, surrounded by her large loving family who were able to share stories and memories with her until her final days. Cleo is preceded in death by husbands Lt. Raymond Earl Harney (1944) and Albert Nathan Miller, Sr. (1985). Cleo (Mema) is survived by her five children and their spouses Raymond (Kathy) Harney (FMHS 1963), Marilyn (David) Hoiles, Nathan (Francine) Miller, Carol (Rodney) Benson and Janet (Dominic) Puglisi; a brother Glenn (Linnie) Cary (FMHS 1947), 12 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Cleo epitomized the dignity and selflessness of her generation. She was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband's business: Miller Brothers Well Drilling. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church since 1948 where she touched many lives by teaching Sunday School, caring for children in the nursery, cooking family-night dinners, working on the teller committee and serving in the baptism ministry. She was a well-loved woman who will be missed greatly by all who knew her. ==PICTURE== A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service with graveside following. Via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

MILDRED O "MILLIE" JONES (FMHS 1957) July 30, 2010 Mildred O. "Millie" Jones, 71, of Fort Myers passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Born and raised in Fort Myers, Millie graduated from Fort Myers H.S. in 1957. She later worked at the Hilton Grand Vacations on Sanibel Island for over 25 years. Millie was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Fort Myers and the SWFL Orchid Society. She was a generous, kind, outgoing person that loved family, friends, work and gardening. Mildred is survived by 2 loving sisters Ann Lacy (FMHS 1945) and Helen Jones (FMHS 1948); beloved brother Johnny (Barbara) Jones (FMHS 1958); 1 niece Michelle (Erik) John of Ft. Lauderdale; 3 nephews James E. Lacy Jr., John (Christy) D. Jones III of Ft. Lauderdale, Michael (Patricia) M. Jones of Ft. Lauderdale and several grand nieces and grand nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Louise Jones. ==PICTURE== A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home between the hours of 5-7 PM and Saturday, 9-10 AM with service and burial to follow. Contributions may be made to the 1st United Methodist Church of Fort Myers or SWFL Orchid Society. Online condolences can be made at: Via multiple, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

TIMOTHY DEVERE "TIM" ROBERTS FMHS 1965 August 3, 2010 ROBERTS, TIMOTHY D., 63, of Montrose, CO, died July 29. Born in Cleveland, OH he spent his childhood in Fort Myers FL. He was a 1965 graduate of Fort Myers High School. He served two tours in Vietnam as a Navy Sea Bee. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, son Arnie, daughter Rebecca, and granddaughter Hailey Roberts all of Montrose, CO; his mother Peg, brothers Greg (Becky) of Fort Myers and Jeff (Gerry) of Land O' Lakes FL. He was preceded in death by his father Arnold D. Roberts ==PICTURE== Arrangements by Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors, Montrose, CO. Via NM,TJ, edited from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

WILLIAM SEAN "RAIDER" McGOVERN (FMHS 2005) March 6, 2010 Tragically taken from us. The only son of Bill and Barbara McGovern was born September 8, 1986. So quick was the 23 years he lived, we feel cheated of his future. He was a hero saving lives and helping those in need where he could. Raider was loved and friended by so many with his laid back ways and easy smiles. His love of fishing and golf were his favorite pastimes besides spending time with friends. He is also survived and cherished by maternal and paternal grandmothers Betty and Jane, his sisters Nicki and Brianna, his brother-in-law Kevin, nephews and niece, many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is now joined in Heaven with his beloved Papa, William F. McGovern. He was the most precious son, brother and friend and he will be missed but never forgotten. Services will be held Saturday March 6th, visitation at 10, service at 11 at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers. Burial will be private. Memorial gifts may be made for services at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, (877) 936-0555. Via FChing. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JUNE RAE BOWEN REMY (FMHS 1950) August 6, 2010 June Rae Remy, 78, of Fort Myers passed away August 2, 2010 at Hope Hospice of Cape Coral. June was born in Dayton, Ohio to Trenton and Pauline Bowen on May 27, 1932. She was the beloved wife of Richard Remy for 37 years, who preceded her in death. Her sister Ethel (Dee- Dee) Bowen also preceded her in death. June graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1950. She received her Degree in Nursing in St. Petersburg, FL. Her work as a registered nurse ranged from geriatrics to pediatrics. She was married in Sandusky, Ohio then moved to Buffalo, NY. June was an avid doll collector, belonging to both the Western New York and the Fort Myers Doll Clubs. She is survived by her son Cal (Dorene) of Terra Alta, WV and her daughter Lynn (Paul) of Pittsburgh, PA, her grandchildren Heather, Molly, Andrew, Katie, George, her brothers Pete Bowen of Fort Myers, FL and Michael Bowen of Cape Coral, FL. Her loving sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends will all miss her. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be held at the chapel at Hope Hospice on Friday August 13 at 10:00 a.m. Sincere gratitude to the many caregivers June had at Coral Trace nursing facility and Hope Hospice The same gratitude goes to our family and friends for their prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fort Myers Doll Club, 1417 Windsor Ct, Cape Cape Coral, FL 33904 or to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Via TJ,NM, slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CAROL ANN HANSEN (STEPHENS) FMHS 1956 August 27, 2010 Carol Ann Stephens, age 72, passed away at her home in Gainesville, FL on Tuesday August 24, 2010 after suffering a long illness with congestive heart failure. She was born February 15, 1938 in Dubuque, IA, to parents Donald Hansen, a US Postal employee, and mother Ethyl Sutton Hansen, housewife. After living in various states, including Georgia, the family of Carol and two younger brothers, settled in Fort Myers, FL in 1948. Her father Donald rode the train daily to deliver mail along a central Florida route. In 1950, Carol met a neighborhood 14 year old boy named James Morris Stephens. The two attended nearby Fort Myers Jr-Sr High School, where Morris graduated in 1954 and Carol in 1956. Morris graduated from the University of Florida in 1958, and Carol from Massey Business College in Jacksonville in 1959. Morris and Carol married in Fort Myers June 10, 1961. That year, Carol joined her husband in Gainesville, where he was an Extension Vegetable Specialist, and she a secretary in Forestry Extension (IFAS). Carol worked in three UF agricultural departments: Forestry, Ornamental Horticulture, and Extension Communications and Education, retiring from the latter in 2003 as Office Manager. Carol Stephens was preceded in death by her mother Ethyl, and father Donald. She is survived by her husband of 49 years James "Jim" Morris Stephens, her son Reford Holt Stephens, 40 and his wife Lori, 40, granddaughters Annabelle, 7, and Sophia, 5, all of Orlando, FL, two brothers Allen Hansen, 71 his wife Arlys of Greensboro, NC, and Kenneth Hansen of Miami, FL, along with several nieces and nephews. Carol's many friends and family will remember her as a devoted wife and mother, a skilled typist and office worker, and for her quiet and totally trustworthy demeanor. ==PICTURE== A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday August 28, 2010 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel. Expressions of sympathy are best expressed by donations to The National MS Society. Interment at the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 Via NM,JMM slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

GARY EMERSON SNIDER FMHS 1974 August 28, 2010 Gary Emerson Snider, age 54, passed away on July 26th, 2010. Gary was a lifelong resident of Fort Myers, graduating from Fort Myers Senior High. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Emerson and Carolyn Snider. He is survived by his two sisters, Deborah Seibert of Fort Myers, and Barbara Bailey of Atlanta, GA. Gary had a passion for automobiles, especially Lemans series racing and attended the 12 hours of Sebring race, for 40 years, missing only a few times. ==PICTURE== Friends may visit with the family and each other at a memorial gathering on Saturday, Sept. 4th at 4:00 PM at his home. For details, please e-mail Barbara Bailey: Via NM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

HENRY "MICKEY" DOXSEE FMHS 1938 October 21, 2008 Update on an FMHS alumnus for 1938, Henry "Mickey" Doxsee. This is from the Durango Herald News in Durango, Colorado. Actual date of death is October 21, 2008 Former La Plata County resident Henry Doxsee died in Austin, Texas, in October 2008. He was 87.Mr. Doxsee was born to Harvey and Winifred Doxsee in Fort Myers, Fla., on Dec. 16, 1920. He spent his younger years in Florida and served many years as a merchant marine. After his retirement, he moved to the Tween Lakes subdivision east of Durango, where he cared for his parents until their deaths. "He will always be remembered for his special kindness and care of his mother, as well as his special kindness to everyone who knew him," his friend Anna Marie Shilling wrote. Mr. Doxsee enjoyed gardening and his flowers. He was quite fond of his cats, Shilling said. ==PICTURE== Cremation has occurred. His ashes will be buried in the family plot in Bayfield later this spring Article Last Updated; Friday, May 08, 2009 7:32AM Via: Leah M. Barron-French GREEN LINE

MARJORIE ANN "MARGIE" FOGLE SNELL (FMHS 1966) September 18, 2010 Marjorie Ann Snell of Fort Myers, FL a beloved friend, teacher, sister, mother and wife passed away on September 16, 2010. Born on February 18, 1948 in Omaha, NE she moved to Fort Myers in 1960. Margie was a member of the Fort Myers High School 1966 class and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Education. She was a devoted science teacher providing guidance to students in the Lee County Public School System for over 35 years. She taught sciences to children from 4th to 8th grade with a passion for marine sciences. One of her favorite teaching moments was introducing the ocean to students at Sea Camp in the Florida Keys. Margie was an avid scuba diver, enjoyed traveling around the globe with her family, and loved the sisterhood of her Bridge Group. Marjorie is survived by a great number of friends and family in addition to her loving husband of 40 years, Frank A. Snell of Fort Myers; her daughters Kerri Snell Kokinda (Chris) of Port St. Lucie, Laura Leigh Snell of Largo, and Casey Snell of Miami; Her brother Ron Fogle of Yuma, AZ; Her sister Karen Johnson (Davis) of Ponte Vedra Beach; and her Grandchildren Cameron and Caden Kokinda of Port St. Lucie, FL. Marjorie is predeceased by her parents Marjorie and Wesley Fogle. ==PICTURE== A viewing will be held at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 on Sunday, September 19th from 4- 6pm. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm with a celebration of her life in the activity center following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Marjorie A. Snell Scholarship Fund which will provide opportunities for educators and students who wish to enrich their science knowledge by attending Sea Camp. Please send donations to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., P.O. Box 1608, Fort Myers, FL 33902 and designate the Marjorie A. Snell Scholarship fund. Via BA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

SAMUEL M BAILEY FMHS 1942 Septemer 26, 2010 Samuel M. Bailey, 86, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Sam was raised on Sanibel Island and attended Fort Myers High School, lettered in four sports and was inducted in the Fort Myers High School Football Hall of Fame. Sam earned a football scholarship to the University of Georgia where he lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track. He was drafted by the Boston Yanks and also played for the Richmond Rebels in 1948, where he was all-league. He also played for the Detroit Lions and the Erie Vets. In 1946, 1947 and 1948, Sam was chosen to be one of the All Star Members, an honorable recognition given by the head coaches and the press. In 1950, Sam joined the University of Tampa as assistant football coach, head basketball coach and head baseball coach. In 1962, Sam became the Athletic Director and took on the responsibility of head football coach in 1964. Sam received the Hall of Fame Coaching Award and in 2004, the University of Tampa granted him the Sam Bailey Lifetime Achievement award. In 1966, the University of Tampa built a new baseball stadium and named it Sam Bailey Field. Sam was a founder and Executive Director of the Tampa chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. In 1979, after running the American Bowl and the Can-Am Bowl, Sam returned to Sanibel Island to partner with his brother in running the Bailey General Store. Sam served as chairman of the Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee since 1985 and created the Historical Village. Sam has been honored with the Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Award and Presidents Award, The Outstanding Citizen Award and the Walter Klie Lifetime Achievement Award. Sam is a member of the Tampa Sports Hall of Fame. Sam was preceded in death by his Father, Frank Bailey, Mother, Annie Mead Bailey and brother John Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Thelma "Cookie" Bailey, Daughters, Tee Ann Bailey, Toy Bailey, Tye Bailey Carter and son-in-law, Bryan Carter. Grandchildren are Bear Bailey-Bubnis, Sanabelle Rose and Kya Lea Carter, Brother, Francis Bailey and Sister-in Laws, Sarah Bailey and June Bailey, Nieces M. Mead Bailey Johnson, Anne Hagerty, Jane Bailey Ward, Susan Bailey, Angela Bailey and nephews Patrick Francis Bailey and Clark Bailey. ==PICTURE== In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sanibel Historical Village, PURRE or Hope Hospice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sanibel Historical Village (in front of the old store). Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

LUCY FLORENCE (SARLO) SCHIELD (FMHS 1943) October 1, 2010 Lucy F. (Sarlo) Schield, 85, of Fort Myers passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 in Fort Myers. Born in Fort Myers, June 10, 1925, she resided here all her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Schield, her two step- sons Bob and Jim Schield. Lucy is survived by her daughter Linda Falde, her husband Todd, and her grandchildren, Heather and Ryan Meiser. Her daughter Sharon Janey, her husband Jim, and grandsons, Bronson and Ethan Janey, her brother Arnold F. Sarlo (FMHS 1949*) and his wife Mary, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. ==PICTURE== Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Saint Cecelia Catholic Church. Via Kim. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DAVID PORTER NASH (FMHS 1970) 2004-04-01 Mr. David Porter Nash of Lakeland died of cancer Wednesday, March 24, 2004. He was 52. Born January 27, 1952, in Norfolk, VA, he came to Lakeland from Naples six years ago. He was an instrument technician for IMC-Agrico. He was a Christian. Mr. Nash is survived by his wife, Susan Nash, father, Porter Nash, Ft. Myers, son, David Nash, Gainesville, stepson, Derrick Wilkinson, Lakeland; stepdaughter, Deirdre Wilkinson, Lakeland, brothers, Luke Nash and John Nash, both of Ft. Myers; sisters, Victoria Todd, Milford, NJ, Rebecca Nash, Laura Nash and Barbara Jackson, all of Ft. Myers. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 4th at First United Methodist Church, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Arrangements by Dukes-Steen Funeral Home. Via mnclepper. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ARNOLD LOUIS SARLO FMHS 1949 October 24 to October 26, 2010 Arnold L. Sarlo, 79 of Fort Myers born 1931, died Friday, October 22, 2010. A Florida native, Arnold lived his entire life in Fort Myers. His father started a manufacturing business in 1935 and Arnold who started working as an apprentice, kept the family tradition and became Chairman with his sons being involved in daily operations with him. This high wheel mower and trimmer manufacturing business grew under his leadership and are shipped world wide. Attending St Francis Xavier school in its first year and after graduating from Ft Myers High School 1949, Arnold served with Honors in the U.S. Army's 773AAA Division in the Korean War. He belonged to and was active at St. Cecilia's Catholic Community as a Eucharistic Minister. He always had a strong interest in the Edison-Ford Estates and as a Boy Scout in 1947, was a guide in the first public walk through of the estate. This historical attraction led him to the Ford Museum in Greenfield Village in Detroit, many times, where he eventually was asked to join the Henry Ford Heritage Association. As a member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation since 1984, Arnold has held a number of positions including President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Board, and has been instrumental in the Foundation's growth. Arnold felt it was important to give back to his community. Arnold was President of the Lee County Pioneer Club, Inc, Director and Founding Board member of the Edison-Ford Foundation, Director of the Fort Myers Historical Museum Foundation, Director and past President of the Historical Museum of Fort Myers, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Community of 100, Past Chairman of Traffic Bureau, Past Chairman of Harborside Convention Center, Past Director of Barnett Bank, 3rd degree, Past Grand Knight and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, school board member of St. Francis Xavier School as well as Bishop Verot High School and founding director of Father Anglim Academy. Surviving are his loving wife, Helen, his children, Laura Jackson, Tony (Eloise) Sarlo, Joseph (Susan) Sarlo, and LaDonna (Larry) Barnard, sister, Roxanne Dickey, brother Anthony Sarlo, and grandchildren, Lauren, Amy, Jarred, Mark and Christy, Margo, Michael, Adam, Ashley, Kevin and Bryant. ==PICTURE== A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive on Tuesday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to St. Cecilia's Catholic Community , 5632 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Via Kim. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JOHN CARLOS LAND SR (FMHS 1948) August 31, 2010 John Carlos Land, Sr., 79, a Fort Myers native born and raised, passed away on Sat., Aug. 28, 2010. He was born on November 12, 1930, served in the U.S. Navy & U.S. Army as corporal in the ASA during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. He owned & operated Land Auto Supply from 1973 to present. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting & fishing with family. He will be greatly missed & mourned by all. John is survived by his brother, (FMHS 1957) Frank (Nancy) Land; sons: John C. Land, Jr. (FMHS 1975) and Race (FMHS 1980) A. (Alma) Land, Sr.; daughter, Denise Land Fox (FMHS 1982) ; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Mae Nottingham Land (FMHS 1951); daughter, infant girl Land; his parents, D. Frank Land, Sr. & Devola Land; brothers: Blaine Land (FMHS 1951 *) & Rev. David Land, Jr. (FMHS 1946 *) ==PICTURE== Visitation for family & friends will be held from 6-9pm on Wed., Sept. 1, 2010 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held the following day at 11:00am with burial following at Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Land, Jr., John Land, III, Race Land, Sr., Race Land, Jr., David Fox, Jr., David Fox, III and Robert Soto. Honorary Pallbearers: Frank Land, Gary Carter, Lester Conrad, Paul Meloy, John Ammons, John Lorenz and Larue Price. Please visit: to express condolences. Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

BRENT MICHAEL FLEMING (FMHS 1995) August 29, 2010 Brent Michael Fleming, 33, of Fort Myers died Tuesday, August 24, 2010, surrounded by his family following a brief illness. Brent was a graduate of Fort Myers High School and attended Edison State College. Brent proudly served seven years in the US Navy as a Corpsman and Search and Rescue Diver, where he excelled and received many honors and accomplishments. Brent was a warm, outgoing person who never met a stranger. He brightened a room with his fun-loving spirit and smile. He enjoyed surfing, all water sports, tennis, fishing, wonders of nature, photography, and all kinds of music. Brent is survived by his loving parents, Sherry and Gary Haas, Steve and Debbie Fleming, brothers Steve Fleming (Dayana), Matt Fleming (Jada), Darrell Haas (Michelle), Bradley Fleming and sister Lindsey Fleming. Grandparents, Marty and John Gast, Patricia Fleming Rutledge; his precious daughter Alexa Fleming, and her mother, Emily Fleming; uncles and aunts John Barker (Fran), Jim Fleming (Cheryl), Charlie Fleming (Susie), Peggy King (Randy), nephews Nico, Luke, Lance, Jake, niece Kelsey, and many cousins. Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Brent's life on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL. Visitation is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. A memorial service will immediately follow visitation. Sarasota National Cemetery will be Brent's honored resting place. In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to a College Trust Fund for Brent's 5 year-old daughter, Alexa. Make checks payable to ALEXA FLEMING, and mailed to 1374 Miracle Lane, Ft. Myers, FL 33901 For online condolences please visit: GREEN LINE

MARTHA REBECCA "SHORTY" ANDERSON (PARNELL) (FMHS 1937) November 28, 2010 Martha Parnell left this world Wednesday, November 17, 2010. She passed peacefully at her home in Altamonte Springs, after a long battle with breast cancer. Smart, talented, beautiful and, as her children will tell you,"the strongest woman we've ever known". She showed all who knew her, through example, that anything is possible through courage, intelligence, discipline and perseverance. Martha Rebecca Anderson was born December 29, 1919 in Doerun, Georgia. The Anderson Family moved to Sarasota in the early 1920s and later to Fort Myers. Martha graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1937. === P.O. Box 1356 Venice, FL 34284 July 26, 1984 Editor Fort Myers News-Press Fort Myers, FL Dear Sir: It was Spring, 1937; possibly a year earlier. A bright balmy South Florida day. I recall it now as if it were yesterday. Those to graduate had received their caps and gowns, all tried them on in anticipation. For some reason I had taken my old Brownie 120 (or 620?) box camera to school. Then I saw her, I knew I had to try to capture her happiness, her vivacity, her joie de vivre, in a picture. So I took a "snap shot." Ernie Hart, in the then News-Press Arcade, made the ordinal enlargement (and, too, where is he now?). I had earlier developed the reel and made the prints. She must have gone away to college; I lost track of her. Then I went away to school in Gainesville, then became a soldier, then back in school, then again in the Army. My Brownie went with me overseas the first time; and I have pictures taken in Iran and Iraq. Strangely, none from India. Maybe the British wouldn't let us take pictures? I don't recall. I found the picture several days ago. It had been stored away with the odds and ends one accumulates. Now I am bothered with this question, after nearly half a century, did she find the happiness she anticipated, were her dreams ever a reality, were her aspirations realized? I guess I loved her, in the sense that all of us loved all the girls. They were the innocent days when we were naive in regard to totalitarian regimes. But I have now forever locked in my memory this one day as I recorded it. Sincerely yours, Lloyd Kitchen U.S. Army, Retired === Yes, Martha made her dreams a reality. She attended Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, Florida 1937-39. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rollins College, Winter Park in 1977. She also took graduate courses at Crummer of Rollins, Winter Park in 1978. In the 1950s, Martha, a divorced mother of two little girls, found it difficult to support her family in Fort Myers on secretary's wages. But she had a plan. She applied for a secretarial job in the Pentagon and was hired. So she packed the girls into her old Buick and moved to the Washington, D.C. area where she worked for about year, saving her money.On returning to Fort Myers, she started her own business, Glamour Glads, Inc., a wholesale cut-flower brokerage. To grow her business, Martha borrowed money and sent her girls to camp each summer, while she hit the road to take orders from florists throughout the southern states. She supplemented her income by substitute teaching physical education at Fort Myers High School. There, she met and married the football coach, Troy Parnell. They had two boys before their divorce in the early 1960s. Always active and athletic, Martha was an avid swimmer and water- skier, and taught her children to do both. She played tennis and golf, and enjoyed scuba-diving. She continued to swim into her 70's, and competed in the Senior Olympics. Martha sold real estate in Ft Myers, Altamonte Springs and Winter Park. She was a published author, a student of Christian Science, a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Martha is survived by her sister, Marvine Hawkins of Tampa; and her four children, Sandy Parnell Johnson and husband Jim of Fort Myers; Deva Genie Parnell and husband Hugh White of Saint Augustine; Clay Parnell and wife Kristen of Longwood; and Jeff Parnell and wife Lisa of Fort Myers. Surviving grandchildren include: Dawn Geraci, Scott Johnson, Mandy Stillwagon and husband Dale, Leslie Monteiro and husband Ben, Jackson Parnell, Gabriel Parnell, Cole Parnell, Will Parnell, Connor Parnell and Blake Parnell. Great-grandchildren include: Mallory Geraci, BailyGeraci, Lindsey Monteiro, Madison, Monteiro, Christopher Gandy and wife Emily, and Kelly Stillwagon. Martha is predeceased by her parents, Henry Clifford Anderson and Weldon Brown Anderson; her brothers Clifford Anderson and John Brown Anderson; and her granddaughter, Wendi Gayle Johnson. Special thanks to Martha's niece, JoAnn Hawkins, who cared for her with amazing love, tenderness and respect during the final month of her life. ==PICTURE== On November 20th a memorial service and celebration was held with the family and friends to honor the passionate life of this amazing woman. Go to: for information. Via JMM,Trill. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CHESLEY MICHAEL "MIKE" PERRY SR (FMHS 1959) November 28, 2010 Chesley Michael "Mike" Perry, Sr., long time resident and third generation pioneer family member of Fort Myers, passed away at his home on November 21, 2010. Mike was born on March 11, 1941 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chesley F. "Chet" Perry and Janett C. Perry. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Perry Fetterhoff (Charles) and Barbara Perry Dunshee (Scott); son, Chesley Michael Perry, Jr. (Gina); sister Lin Perry Voyles (Augmond); grandchildren, Steven, Molly, and Benjamin Fetterhoff, Caitlin and Cameron Dunshee, Isabelle and Grant Perry; as well as many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mike's father Chet, former President and Publisher of News-Press, was instrumental in Mike's many years working for the News-Press, in a variety of roles. Mike also served as a national bank examiner in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly after his career with the News-Press, he opened The Kitchen Cupboard retail store in the Edison Mall and eventually moved with his family to Franklin, North Carolina where he owned and operated Scottie's Drug Store. After living in Franklin for seven years, he returned to his home, Fort Myers. Mike was an avid boater and was very involved in community-related events, such as the Fort Myers High School Reunion Committee and the Fort Myers Pioneer Club Committee. He had been a member of Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Royal Palm Yacht Club, Edison Pageant of Light, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. ==PICTURE== In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Goodwill Industries or The Southwest Florida Community Foundation. A memorial service will be held at Riverside Community Center on Saturday, December 4th, at 2:30. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at: Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

BLANCHE SANTINI (TOWNLEY) (LEE) FMHS 1947 September 5, 2010 Blanche Santini Townley Lee, a 4th generation Native Floridian, was born March 7, 1929, on a houseboat at the end of the first canal on "Crescent Beach", so states her birth certificate, now known as Fort Myers Beach. She is believed to be the first girl born on Fort Myers Beach. Her parents were Joseph Cyril and Margaret (Smith) Santini. She passed away on September 2, 2010, at Hope Hospice in Shell Point Village at the age of 81. She was pre-deceased by her parents; her three brothers: Grinnell (Stogie), Elmo (Modie) and Leonard Cyril Santini; two husbands: Arthur James (Doc) Townley, Jr., and Maurice F. (Mo) Lee; a step-son, John Lee and her granddaughter, Jami Lynn. She is survived by her sisters: June Santini Johnson and Frances Santini; her daughters: Marci Hallock of Tillamook, OR and Carla (Charlie) Middleton of Old Town, FL; her sons: Mark (Terry) Townley and Jay Townley, both of Fort Myers Beach; step-daughter, Virginia (Mike) Lopez of Cape Coral; step-sons: George (Diane) Lee of CA and James (Judy) Lee and Christopher (Daena) Lee, all of Texas. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren: Mark, Graydon and Melita Hallock and Dusti and Daniel Middleton and step-grandchildren: Charles, Jason, Lori, Trisha, Debbie, Selena, Marybeth, Danny, Jenna, Ron, Jake and James; nine great grandchildren: Clarece, Mark Jr., Jadyn, Matthew, Mariah, Levi, Avarie, Kylie Ann and Blair Elizabeth Hallock; two step-great grandchildren: Bailey and Nicholas and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and forever friends. ==PICTURE== Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Community, 5632 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers, with interment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 - 8 PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with a Scripture Service at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Myers Beach Historical Society or to Hope Hospice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239- 936-0555. Online condolences may be made at: Via many. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

B J "BOB"/"BOBBY JOE" HOLMES (FMHS 1950) September 30, 2010 Dr. B.J. "Bob" Holmes, 77, of Port Charlotte, Florida formerly of Fort Myers, Florida passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at TideWell Hospice House, Sarasota, Florida. He was born October 25, 1932 in Snead, Alabama to Harley and Mary (Turner) Holmes and moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1937 where he grew up. He moved to Port Charlotte, Florida in 1968 where he practiced Chiropractic until his retirement in 1989. Bob married to his wife Rebecca (Kinzie) Holmes (FMHS 1955) on April 25, 1959. He graduated from Fort Myers High School, Class of 1950. He served in the National Guard and U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953. He graduated from University of Florida (Gainesville) in 1957 with B.S. in Education, and Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1967, as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He also had additional degrees and studies in Human Biology, Clinical Nutrition, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture. He was licensed to practice in Florida and North Carolina. Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years Rebecca; son, David A. Holmes and daughter-in-law Kristy Holmes, grandchildren, Robert Allen Holmes and Madison Kinzie Holmes; sisters, Bonnie (Holmes) McClintock of Sebastian, Florida and Linda (Holmes) Savich of Port Charlotte, and many nieces and nephews. Family will hold private services at a later date. ==PICTURE== In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Charlotte Community Foundation, 1675 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 or TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL. 34238 Arrangements are by National Cremation Society, 2525 B. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL. 33952. Via BA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ANDREW LEON CRUMPLER (FMHS 1947) October 8, 2010 A. Leon Crumpler, 82, a native of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Crumpler, and his sister, Gloria Chappelle (FMHS 1945). He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and retired as First Mate on an ore ship. Leon was also a member of the Pioneer Club and Lee County Historical Society. He is survived by his loving spouse of 49 years, Maxine Crumpler; daughter, Teri (Paul) Jenkins of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Aimee & Jackie Jenkins; great grandson, Ash Rios; and sisters, Barbara Briggs (FMHS 1943) and Ruby (FMHS 1948) (Franklin) Lott. ==PICTURE== A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:00 am, at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the First Presbyterian Church, 2238 2nd St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Arrangements are under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes. Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DAN HART RUHL JR FMHS 1941 October 9, 2010 Living a full life of dignity, honor and love, Lt. Col. Dan Hart Ruhl, Jr., passed on September 28, 2010 from cancer. Lt. Col. Ruhl is the beloved husband for sixty years of Barbara Ingram Ruhl (Babs); father of Danny Ruhl, Suzi Ruhl-Duenas, and Jill Bolding; grandfather to Laura, Daniel and Julie Ruhl; Jordan and Hillary Duenas; and, Zachary Bolding; and, father-in-law to Leslie Ruhl, Michael Duenas, and Jeff Bolding. He was born on February 19, 1924 in Lakeland, Florida, to Dan and Natalie Ruhl. Lt. Col Ruhl is a descendant of the first Florida born governor, Ossian Hart, who was elected in 1873. He leaves a sister, Betty Tinsley (FMHS 1939) of Ft. Myers, Florida. He was an avid Florida Gator fan, having graduated from the University of Florida in 1948 with a degree in animal husbandry. After a short stint as a farmer, he began his 30 year career in the US Air Force in 1942 in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Lt Col Ruhl defended democracy and his country in World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. During his Air Force career, he flew cargo in support of troops across five continents. At the age of nineteen, he flew C-47s over the Hump in China during World War II. After World War II he flew C131/T29 aircraft from Texas to Bermuda, teaching navigation to pilots. He flew SA-16 (Albatross) aircraft conducting air rescue in the East China Sea during the Korean War. He then flew C54 aircraft between North and South America and Africa for missile reentry during the emerging space program in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Afterwards, from Andrews, AFB near Washington, DC, he flew US Senators on C131 aircraft. He also flew C118 aircraft from Hawaii to Guam and the Philippines. During the Viet Nam war, he flew C54 aircraft from his base in Ton sanut, delivering supplies to the troops. He completed his military flying career as he began, flying C47s, his beloved Gooney Bird. Lt. Col. Ruhl received numerous metals, awards and ribbons during his military service. These include the following: World War II Victory Medal, Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, American Campaign Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service with 1 Star; Air Force Reserve Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with Two Bronze Stars. He also received a Letter of Commendation from General Claire Lee Chennault for his efforts in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. After retiring from the Air Force, Dan became the first City Manager of Frostproof, Florida, in 1973 and spent twenty years in this position. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club. He was a resident of St. George Island, Florida, along with his wife, Babs. He also spent time in Watkinsville, Georgia and Naples, Florida to be close to family. He had recently been attending church at Watkinsville First Christian Church. In addition to his love of God, family and country, he appreciated political discourse, football, reading, gardening, and most of all, the beach. Dan was a gentle man with a large heart who influenced many lives. He will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather and friend, but will always be an inspiration to all who know him. =PICTURE== A Memorial will be held at the Watkinsville First Christian Church on Saturday Oct 9, 2010 from 1:30-3:30. A military service will be held on October 15, 2010 at 1:30 at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, FL. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Operation Gratitude 16444 Refugio Road; Encino, California 91436 USA. Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

LAURA JEAN SUSHIL (BURKE) FMHS 1948 October 8, 2010 Laura Jean Burke, 80 of Fort Myers passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice Health Park after a long illness. Born Sept. 22, 1930 in Pine Island FL, She was the daughter of the late Gerald C and Agnes Sushil. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Jack and 4 children Barbara (Roger) Wampler, John III (Cindy) Burke, Mary (Mike) Cheney, Lawrence Burke and Paul Brigandi, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be held Saturday at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church at 11:30 A.M. Visitation on Friday will be at Kiser Funeral Home from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Family requests donations to Hope Hospice in lieu of flowers. Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

RICHARD WARREN "DICK" JUNGFERMAN SR (FMHS 1954) October 17, 2010 Richard (Dick) Jungferman, Sr., North Ft. Myers, passed away Oct 13, quietly surrounded by his family. Born in Springfield, IL, Dec 14, 1936 to Vern Sr. and Eva Bryant Jungferman, he moved to Ft. Myers in 1938. Dick graduated from Ft. Myers High School and Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl. He joined the Florida National Guard in 1953 and the US Air Force in 1954, retiring as a MSGT after 20 years. Dick was predeceased by half-brother Leo and half-sister Barbara and half- brother Fred Carlisle and survived by half-brother Ray Carlisle. He is also survived by Patricia, his wife of 56 years, Richard Jr. (Lynn), Michael, Stephen (Lisa), Mary Kay, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, his brother Vern Jr. (Joretha), nephews Donald (Sherri) and Sonny (Kathy), nieces Drinda, Tricia (Roy) and Verna, uncle Richard Bryant, several cousins, and extended family Larry and Barbara Nichols. Dick and Pat owned several businesses in Orlando and after relocating in Ft. Myers in 1987 renewed friendships with classmates from school. He was a member and volunteer of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Dick enjoyed his life and had few regrets. He left a host of friends and family and always felt blessed. ==PICTURE== We will celebrate his life on Nov 6, 2010, 1:30 to 4:30 at First Christian Church of Ft Myers Fellowship Hall, 2061 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Florida Historical Society, P.O. Box 1381, Ft. Myers, 33902. To sign the guestbook visit Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative is in charge of arrangements. Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

SHARON ANNE MEREDITH AKIN (FMHS 1970) October 21 to October 23, 2010 Sharon Meredith Akin died October 18, leaving her adored parents Howard and Carol Meredith, her loving husband Richard, her amazingly wonderful sons, Richard II, Matthew, and Timothy, two very special sisters, Mary Jo Messeder (Tom), Loring Baade (John), and a brother Michael (Jackie), as well as two nieces, four nephews, and three adorable great nieces. Never could anyone have experienced more joy, love, support, and care in their life than Sharon. Her wish is that in lieu of flowers or tributes, each of you take a few minutes to love and cherish those close to you. Take your mom shopping, take your grandchild for ice cream, watch a sunset with your husband. Never take your time together for granted. ==PICTURE== A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 23, at 11:00 AM at Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL. Via Mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JESSIE RUTH MATHIS HINGSON (FMHS 1949) October 25 to October 27, 2010 Jessie Ruth Hingson, 79, a life long resident of Lee County passed away on October 23, 2010 at Cape Coral Hospice. She was born on July 27, 1931 in Fort Myers, FL to the late James Irvin Mathis and Viola McClenithan. She retired from Sprint in 1993 after 27 years of service. She spent her summers in Hiawassee, GA with her loving husband of 61 years, William (Bill) Hingson. Jessie is survived by her husband William, her daughter, Karen Nault (Chuck); her son, Darrel Hingson, Sr. (Shar). Grandchildren; Kelly Hogan, Darrel Hingson, Jr. (Tobi), Dawn Mathews (Craig), Kristy Moser (Matthew), Kara Stritenberger and PV2 Aaron Stritenberger. Great Grandchildren; Kaley Hogan, Hayli Hingson, Kelby Hogan, Genesis Stephens, Lane Hingson, Michael Moser, Madison Moser and Clay Mathews. Brother Doug Eugene Mathis (Myra) Niece Tonya Hogenson; Nephews Doug Allen Mathis and James Mathis. Brother in laws Eugene Hingson(Joanne), Wilburn Hingson(Lettie Sue), Sister in laws Elinor Hingson, Margaret Raulerson, Hazel Nicholson(Bill) . Aunt Norma Harris and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a faithful servant of the Lord. ==PICTURE== Visitation will be held on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 to 8 PM at Harvey- Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Boulevard. Services will be 2:00 PM on October 27th with the Rev. James Daniels officiating. Internment following at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Pallbearers will be Mark McDaniel, Ralph Raulerson Jr, Charlie Robbins, Mark Robbins, Ronnie Stephens and Mike(Butch) Stephens. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to Cape Coral Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral. Via Kim. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

VINSON DAVID BAILEY (FMHS 1965) December 22 to December 24, 2010 Vinson D. Bailey, 63, Sarasota, formerly of Ft. Myers, Florida died December 17, 2010. Vinson was the only child of Geneva Bailey and the late Frank Bailey, Jr. both of Sarasota. Survivors also include his beloved wife Donna, sons David and Geoffrey Bailey of Atlanta, Beau Vestal of Providence, RI., and daughter Katharine Vestal of Sarasota. Also Surviving are four grandchildren including Millington Vestal of Sarasota. He was graduated from Fort Myers High School, Class of 1965. He was graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He Retired from Eli Lily in 2002, he spent the last 8 years enjoying his hobbies which included piloting his plane, flying radio control planes and cruising the world. He spent two summers in China as a teacher. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. ==PICTURE== There will be a Celebration of Life at 2:30pm Jan. 8 2011 at Wilfred's Episcopal Church. Packer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Via KA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CHADBOURNE "CHAD" WILTSHIRE (FMHS 1940) Aug 15 1998 Chadbourne S. Wiltshire, 78, of North Fort Myers, died August 13, 1998 in Cape Coral. A native of Fort Myers, he graduated from Ft. Myers Sr. High in 1940. Mr. Wiltshire was involved in banking locally and was a civic leader for many years. He is survived by his wife, Virgie of North Fort Myers; daughters: Linda Owens and Catherine Palmquist both of North Fort Myers; sister, Helen Serrill of Fort Myers and three grandchildren. ==PICTURE== Memorial services will be conducted Monday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. from the First Christian Church of Cape Coral, 2620 Country Club Blvd. with the Rev. Clayton Hunt officiating. CORAL RIDGE FUNERAL HOME Via Tim Hennigan (FMHS 1963). Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

HELEN CHRISTINE MAGAHA (MCALLISTER) (FMHS 1941) December 26 to December 27, 2010 Christine Magaha McAllister, 1923-2010, passed away peacefully at her home in Naples on December 22, 2010 with her family by her side. She was born February 6, 1923 in Milton, Florida and moved to Fort Myers with her family at the age of six months. Christine graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended Stetson University, Deland, FL, graduating with a B.A. degree in the class of 1948. She was a member and president of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, editor of the university newspaper and editor of the school annual, "The Hatter". She was chosen Homecoming hostess in 1947-1948 and was selected to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities". Upon graduation, she returned to Fort Myers where she was president of the Fort Myers Woman's Community Club, member of the Key Investment Club, Royal Palm Garden Club, Edison Pageant of Light and active in many community charities. Christine was a member of Cypress Lake Country Club and Royal Palm Yacht Club. She was the executive director of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation from 1985-1987. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. In 1989 she moved to Naples, FL where she lived until her death. She attended North Naples United Methodist Church and was a member of the Moorings Country Club. She is survived by her husband, Dan E. McAllister, daughter Lynne (Ric) Pritchett, son Jeff (Linda) Roberts and grandchildren Christi, Ginnie, Ricky and Andy Pritchett, C.J. Roberts , Jr and Allie Roberts; nieces Sharon Mitchell, Judy McIver and Susan Boland; stepchildren Rande (Dixie) McAllister, Teresa McAllister and Scott McAllister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest M. and Hettie Magaha, brothers J.T., Carl and Earnest Magaha Jr. and sister Madeline Carmine. ==PICTURE== A funeral visitation will be held at Fuller Funeral Home 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109 on Monday December 27,2010 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Private burial, for the family only, will be at the Magaha family plot in the Fort Myers cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial may do so to Southwest Florida Community Foundation. 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For online condolences, please visit Via Kim. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

VELMA LEE TOWLER (HANSON) (FMHS 1947) Dec 31, 2010 to Jan 2, 2011 Velma Lee Hanson, 83, quietly and peacefully slipped away on Friday afternoon, Dec. 17, with her family at her side at the Hope Hospice house at Health Park. Velma, the youngest of five children, was born in Alton, Fl. on August 16, 1927. She is the daughter of James Nathan and Lavada Pearl Towler (nee Mercer). At the time of her birth she was the fourth generation to be born in Hamilton County, Florida where her family had settled in the 1830's having come from the Waycross, Georgia area. She was able to trace her genealogy to the eastern shore of North Carolina from the mid 1700's and was always quite proud of being a Florida native and a Lee Countian. She moved to Ft. Myers with her widowed Mother and siblings in 1928. During the days of World War II she did her part by working at the air field in Buckingham where young military aged men were being trained for air combat. She worked at the Blue Goose Restaurant downtown in the mid and late 1940's and put in a few years in the early 1950's in the ladies dept. at Sears & Roebuck before staying home and raising three sons. In December 1943 she married Richard H. Hanson and they shared almost 55 years of marriage until his death in Oct. 1998. They had a summer home in Western North Carolina for over 30 years and in their retirement years they enjoyed traveling to many foreign countries. In her time as a homemaker she excelled at being an excellent cook, home decorating and loved playing cards, bowling and square dancing. She was a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County and one of the founding members of the Church of the Cross. In 1960 she and her husband were partners in an investment group that bought the old First National Bank at the corner of Hendry and First St She is survived by her sons Larry (Bill), Gary (Debbie) of Ft. Myers and Dean (Rob) of Tampa. She leaves three granddaughters Shelley Hanson Ural (Ken), Shannon Greco (Michael), Amber Truax (Dr. Billy), one grandson Stephen Hanson and seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and four siblings. ==PICTURE== A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, Jan. 3" at 11:00AM At the Church of the Cross at 13500 Freshman Lane and the corner of Daniels Pkwy. Visitation with the family and reception to follow immediately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers 33919 or Hope Hospice House of Ft. Myers at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers 33908 Via JMM, others. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

RUBY MADGE PREVATT (HUNTER) (FMHS 1940) December 29, 2010 Ruby Madge Prevatt Hunter went home to be with the Lord December, 26, 2010, with her loving family at her side. Ruby devoted her life to serving her Lord and Savior. She was a strong devoted woman of God that is now rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord. She was a servant after God's own heart and has been a blessing to all she came in contact with. All who had the opportunity to know her surely were touched. Ruby was born March 3, 1923 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Roy Hunter. She is survived by her children: Carl "Tinker" (FMHS 1964) (Terry) , Sheldon (FMHS 1957) (Dianne), Demetrice (FMHS 1967) Elizares (Michael), Sylvia (FMHS 1969) Haynes (John) and Dennis (FMHS 1972) (Kitty). She has 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Since 1935 she was a faithful member at the Church of God of Prophecy and will be missed by all. ==PICTURE== Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Wed., Dec. 29, 2010 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL, (239) 694-4121. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Thurs., Dec. 30, 2010 at the Church of God of Prophecy, 3182 Marion St., Ft. Myers, FL. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery. Please visit for online condolences. Via JMM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

RICHARD LOUIS "DICK"/"DICKIE" BLAKEMAN FMHS 1949 December 19, 2010 Richard "Dick" Louis Blakeman, 79, of Ft. Myers passed away December 16, 2010. Born July 5, 1931 in Decatur, IL, Dick served as a Sgt. in the US Army. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Dick sang in a radio program as "The Duke" of The Boys Club of Ft. Myers. He worked for National and Pan Am Airlines. Richard is survived by his 5 beloved children Bruce (Linda) Crant, John (Cynthia) Crant, Dianne (Rick) DeBoest, Joan (Don) Hansen and Paula Rayner; 5 siblings Shirley (Rev. Jim) Williams, Patricia Walker, Tommy G.(FMHS 1972)(Barbara), Dorothy (FMS 1955)(Wayne) Boyette and Jim (Nancy); 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Richard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 29 years Mildred Crant Blakeman, sister, Norma J. Bucker and brother, Jerry D. (FMHS 1953) ==PICTURE== Funeral arrangements were handled by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Memorials can be made at Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909. Online condolences can be made at Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ELIZABETH "BETTY" PAGE (PICKEL) (FMHS 1941) January 6, 2011 Betty Page Pickel died December 18, 2010 in Johnson City, TN. Betty is survived by her sons Allen Pickel of Roan Mountain, TN, and Gordon Merrick of Alfred, ME. She was preceded in death by her daughter Merrick Pickel, and her parents Elizabeth Woolslair (FMHS 1919) (Page)(Merrick) and Dr. G. Gordon Merrick. ==PICTURE== Condolences may be sent to: or to: A small memorial service was held in TN with local services to be held at a later date in Fort Myers. Via JMM, others. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JAMES STEPHEN "JIMMY" KEATING JR (FMHS 1945) January 4, 2011 James Stephen Keating, Jr., 83, of Matlacha, FL passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2011. He was born on June 15, 1927 in Fort Myers, FL to James and Mae Melton Keating. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Keating was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S and M.A. in Music Education. He started his career as a Band Director in Alabama then moved to Florida and after 30 years, retired as the Professor of Music Education for Polk Community College. Mr. Keating also served as interim music director for various churches throughout Florida. He loved fishing and music, and moved to Matlacha in 1985. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 59 years, Helen Moody Keating; daughter, Karen Elizabeth Keating of Arlington, VA; and son, Joseph Michael Keating of Columbus, GA. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service on Thursday, January 6th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Burial with military honors will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations in his memory be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Please visit to leave online thoughts and memories for his family. Via Mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

THELMA MAE GAY SHEVITSKI (FMHS 1948) December 3 to December 5, 2010 Thelma Mae Shevitski, (1930-2010), 80 of Fort Myers died Saturday, November 29, 2010. Born in Holopaw, FL, she had been a resident of Lee County since childhood. Thelma was known and loved by all for her love of family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Serena Gay, her husband Robert and son Glenn. Surviving are her children, Mark, Regina (Herman) Melzer, Jo Beth Tyler, Nancy, and Rex (Danette) Shevitski, her brother James (Buddy) Gay and wife Geri, daughter-in-law, Barbara Shevitski and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thelma was a true humanitarian, graduating from Fort Myers High School in 1948 where she was voted most athletic. She was a devoted member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County, a leader of both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and an avid volunteer with the citizens on patrol for the Fort Myers Police Department ==PICTURE== A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 6, at 10:30 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will take place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM. Via JM, NM, KA, BA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

PERRY GAYDEN SNELL JR (FMHS 1944) Jan 6-7, 2011 April 2, 1926 - Jan. 4, 2011 Perry Gayden Snell Jr., 84, Sarasota died Jan. 4, 2011. A gentleman in life and passing. He will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, and thirty minutes prior to the service at the church. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Sarasota. Burial will follow in Sarasota Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Janann McDonald Snell (FMHS 1948); a daughter, Martha (Butch) Lynn of Venice, Fla.; a son, Robert (Diane) Snell of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; a brother, Frank Snell of Ft. Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Born in Little Rock, Ark. and raised in Fort Myers. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII and a 20-year station manager for National Airlines at Sarasota Bradenton National Airport. Owned Snell Travel Center and was a volunteer coordinator of the ambassador program at the airport. Captain and charter member of the Civil Air Patrol and was an active Rotarian for many years. Active member of First Baptist Church for 54 years where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon and member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Sarasota. ==PICTURE== Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JEAN MARIE WILKINS (SUNMAN) (FMHS 1951) April 29, 2007 Ms. Jean Marie Sunman, age 73, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 pm Saturday, May 5, at the Waynesboro Church of God, 427 Highway 56 North, Waynesboro with pastor Matt Wigley officiating. The family will receive friends following the services at the church. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms Sunman resided and worked in Fort Myers FL, for approximately 15 years as an xray technician. After her husband's retirement they moved to Chokoloskee Island FL, where she worked as a real estate agent and upon his death in 2003, she joined family in Waynesboro. Upon moving to Waynesboro, she became active with her daughter's family at the Waynesboro Church of God where she recently rededicated and committed her life to the Lore. She was active with the Golden Charter Ladies Group at the church. Her family fondly recalls her love of Taco Bell, Applebees, poodles and horses. An avid and prolific reader, she visited the Burke County Public Library weekly where she didn't check out one or two books, but left with a bag full, only to return the following week after completely reading the previously obtained volumes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, H. D. Sunman, Jr. She is survived by their children, Cynthia Ann Sandstedt (Darrel) of Waynesboro, John Alan Sunman of North Fort Myers FL, David Wayne Sunman of Chokoloskee Island FL; James Robert Sunman of North Fort Myers FL; her 96- year-old mother-in-law, Dolly Sunman of Fort Myers FL; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, sisters and brothers- in-law, Dorothy Owens (FMHS 1953) of Easley, SC, Ann Sunman (FMHS 1958) of Fort Myers FL, and Jerry Sunman (FMHS 1964) of Ft. Drum NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. ==PICTURE== In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Waynesboro Church of God Building Fund, 427 Highway 56 North, Waynesboro, GA 30830 Elliott Sons Funeral Homes of Augusta was in charge of Ms Sunman's services. Via CS. Slightly edited, from The True Citizen, Waynesboro, GA GREEN LINE

ALFRED DAVID TREW (FMHS 1941) January 15, 2011 Alfred David Trew (1924 - 2011) of Bonita Springs passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011 after a brief illness. Alfred was born February 1, 1924 in New York City, the eldest of 5 siblings. He spent his early childhood on a farm in Ithaca, NY. In 1936, his family moved to Bonita Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Ernest and Gertrude Hough Trew, his wife, France Trew and brothers, Daniel and John Trew. Left to mourn his passing is his brother Donald Trew, sister, Molly (FMHS 1951) Henning and his long time companion, Justine Radloff. Alfred also had many nieces and nephews. In the late 30's, Alfred was the first guide at Everglades Wonder Gardens, then the Reptile Gardens. He was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School and the Kings Point New York Merchant Marine Academy. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was one of the two youngest Merchant Marine Ship Captains. After the war, Alfred graduated from the San Francisco Art College and taught art. He left behind wonderful art for his family to cherish. He also worked for the United States Postal Service in San Francisco and after retiring moved back to Bonita Springs. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Naples Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kevin Bradley, officiating. Burial will follow. Over many years Alfred was a great inspiration and helped many friends and associates in the AA program. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Alfred's name may be made to the Bonita Unity Group of AA in care of Donald Trew, 26900 Palm St., Bonita Springs, FL 34135. ==PICTURE== Via NM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CHRISTOPHER AARON "CHRIS" STAFFORD (FMHS 1945) January 6, 2011 Christopher Aaron Stafford, 83, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice House early on the morning of Tuesday, January 4, 2011 with his daughters at his side. Chris was a Florida native, the son of James and Olga Stafford. He attended Edison Park Elementary School, Fort Myers Junior High School, and graduated president of his class in 1945 from Fort Myers Senior High School. On August 6th, 1945, he enlisted in the United States Navy. While at boot camp during WWII, the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and he was promptly shipped to Japan and participated in clean- up and reconstruction. Upon his return to Fort Myers he graduated from Edison College. He then began work with his long time school teacher and friend, Kathleen Westbrook, at Coley Westbrook Men's and Boy's Wear, a career which continued through 1990. In 1996, Chris became active in Alcoholics Anonymous and enjoyed eleven plus years with the Yanna Group in Fort Myers. He was a treasured member who brought friendship and inspiration to many. Chris is pre-deceased by his parents and siblings Margaret, Elsie, Ella and Harold Stafford. He is survived by Burlien Stafford and their daughters Kristin Stafford (FMHS 1974)(Paul) Scott and Jan (FMHS 1976) Stafford Davis, his grandchild LeElla Scott, Brandon Stafford (Cara) Davis, Erin Davis, and Christopher Scott, and two great-grandchildren, Kellen Stafford Davis and Gillian Paige Davis. He is also survived by his sister Pearl (FMHS 1942) (J.B.) Jones, and his nephew Carl (Wilma) Eschman. ==PICTURE== An outdoor memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 8th, 2011, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens located at 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. Followed by a reception at the home of Mary Fox and Dennis Raymond at 1318 LaFaunce Way, Fort Myers, FL 33919. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice House, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E., Cape Coral, FL 33909. Via JMM,BA,others. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

HAROLD RUSSELL ARPASI (FMHS 1949) January 20, 2011 Mr. Harold R. Arpasi, age 79, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 in Sebring, Florida. He was born on September 25, 1931 in New London, Ohio. Harold, a Floridian for over 60 years, moved to Fort Myers in 1947, from New London, Ohio. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1949. He was a founding member of The North Fort Myers Red Knight Booster Club and a 32nd Degree Mason. Harold was employed by Lee County Electric Coop for 25 years and also was in business with his son for approximately 15 years at GTC Technology Group. He enjoyed North Fort Myers Sports, especially North High football. He will be loved and missed by many. Harold was preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 52 years, Gwendolyn E. "Gwen" Arpasi (FMHS 1951); his parents, George and Gazella Arpasi; and also by eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by his sons; George Russell Arpasi (Lisa) of North Carolina and Michael Arpasi of Sebring; his sister, Joanne Drake of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Justin Arpasi, Megan Arpasi, Megan Michael, Aaron Arpasi and Whitney Arpasi. ==PICTURE== Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:30 PM. Entombment will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in loving memory of Harold R. Arpasi to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Online condolences available at Via BA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

GLENN W ROBERTS JR (FMHS 1953) August 23, 2010 Glenn W. Roberts, Jr., age 75, of Saint James, Missouri, left this mortal life peacefully Monday morning August 23, 2010. He returned home to his Heavenly Father and many beloved family and friends. A son of the late Glenn W. Roberts, Sr. and the late Willa Vashti Hendry. Glenn was born on May 23, 1935, in Fort Myers, Florida. Glenn was married to his wife, Karen Roberts (nee: Beaver) on December 24, 1964 in Monroe City, Missouri and later sealed for all time and eternity in the Latter-Day Saint Temple in Washington D.C. Glenn entered into service of his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was assigned as a Ski Trooper in Fairbanks, Alaska. Glenn attended University of Alaska, Purdue University, and University of Missouri. Glenn worked as a Registered Land Surveyor for many years before his retirement. He was a member of Missouri Association of Land Surveyors, was the former St. Francis County Surveyor, and founder of Mid-West Land Surveyors Inc. in Desloge, MO. Also a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Rolla. Glenn is survived by his wife, Karen, his six children, Susan (Bob) Whobrey of St. Peters, MO, Lori (David) Smith of Washington D.C., Scott (Sandy) Roberts of Farmington, MN, Ryan (Jennifer) Roberts of Hattiesburg, MS , Jonathan (Anna) Roberts of Oregon, and Glenda Enterline of Fort Myers, FL. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Ashley, Paul, Kaitlin, Meagan, Kelsey, Seth, Jonah, Addison, Juddah and Zion. Cherished great-grandfather of Colby Lynn. Dear brother of James Roberts. He was a special nephew of Clyde H. Hendry. ==PICTURE== A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 693 Forum, Rolla, Missouri 65401. Officiated by Bishop Karvel Kofed on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11am. Visitation will be held at the church from 6 to 9 on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Graveside Services will be held at the Andrew Chapel Cemetery in Monroe City, Missouri on Friday August 27, 2010 at 10:30 am.Those wishing to honor Glenn's memory may send memorial contributions in his name In lieu of flowers to help with creating a living memorial for a Healing Garden in memory of Glenn. (checks payable to Karen Roberts, in care of Baue Funeral Home) Please share your condolences and memories at Via John Sirmans, FMHS 1953. Source: Baue Funeral Homes. GREEN LINE

JOHN LOGIE "BIG JOHN" ARNOLD (FMHS 1945) Jan 26 - 28, 2011 (1927-2011) Mr. John L. Arnold, age 83, passed away at home on January 24, 2011. He was born on April 22, 1927 in Fort Myers, Florida. John was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He graduated from Fort Myers High School where he lettered in football. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mae LaVerne Yeomans (FMHS 1950) Arnold of Fort Myers; Children, Sandi Arnold of Ft. Lauderdale and Kevin (Kathy) Arnold of Fort Myers, FL; grandson, Joseph Arnold; sisters, Liz (George) Watson of Maryville, TN and Jean Cauthen of Jacksonville, FL; brother, James (Ann) Arnold of Fort Myers; many nieces, nephews and extended family members. ==PICTURE== A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice. Online condolences available at Via BA,NM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

RANDALL KYLE PERKINS (FMHS 1981) Jan 29-31, 2011 On January 24, 2011 an extraordinary man was joyously received into his rightful Home. Randall "Kyle" Perkins' courage and strength was an inspiration to all whose lives he touched. Kyle was truly the embodiment of kindness, acceptance, compassion and unconditional love. Randall "Kyle" Perkins was born on May 14, 1962 in Oklahoma City, OK to Donna Lee Hall and David Arthur Perkins. He was preceded in death by his mother. He cherished his beloved children: Whitney Rose, Landon Kyle, Hannah Faith, and Hailey Grace. He is also survived by siblings Kim Northgard- Fowee of Fairfield, OH; Michael Perkins of Fort Myers, FL; Charlotte Longmire of Knoxville, TN; Regina Coberley of Choctaw, OK; Matthew Perkins of Del City, OK; Cynthia Hanna of Norman, OK; Christian Christy of Fort Myers, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. Kyle graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1980. He was employed for 32 years with the Lee Memorial Health System. Kyle's career culminated in March 2010 when he was awarded the first Compassionate Care Nurse of the Decade Award from the International Care Advocacy Foundation in Washington D.C., in collaboration with the American Heart Association. The family would like to thank Shawn Lamey, Gena Phillips, and countless other loving friends for their devotion and benevolence throughout Kyle's illness. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First Christian Church of Fort Myers, 2061 McGregor Blvd, Monday, January 31, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Family will receive friends between the hours of 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to The Randall Kyle Perkins Living Trust dated 12/21/10, c/o 3858 Leeward Court, Hamilton, OH, 45011. Friends may sign the guest book at Via BA, NM, KA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CECILIA KELLY HASTINGS (FMHS 1932) February 1, 2011 (1915 - 2011) January 30, 2011 Cecilia Kelly Hastings was born December 3, 1915 at Key West, Florida to Dennis W. and Mary Olive Santini Kelly. She moved to Fort Myers from Key West at age eight and was raised in the Iona area. Cecilia married Herman J. Hastings (FMHS 1927) on January 8, 1942. Survived by her daughter, Jean (Kenneth) Schneider; son, Richard (Linda) Hastings; grandchildren, Aaron Schneider, Elyse Cottle, Allison (Marco) Gray, Valerie (Ryan) Nolan, Conrad Schneider and Cowley (Jael) Hastings; great-grandchildren, James, Adam and Isabel Gray, Asher Hastings and Jacob Nolan; sister, Patricia (FMHS 1949) (Steve) Nott; brothers, Thomas (Kathleen) and Edward (Billie) Kelly and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Cecilia was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, in 1998, a son, Nicholas Hastings, grandchildren, Kelly and Shannon Hastings; brothers, Conrad, Everett (FMHS 1938), Emmett, Nicholas and Allen and sisters, Irma (Sr. Olive Denise), Dorothy Berry and Joyce Rauth. ==PICTURE== The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, from 6 ? 8 PM at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Feb. 3rd, at 11 AM at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Lee Memorial Park. Via TJ, JMM, NM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

SUSAN KIRBY KENNEDY (PENDARVIS) (FMHS 1966) February 2, 2011 Susan K. Pendarvis, 62, of Fort Myers, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011. She was born February 25, 1948 in Fort Myers to the late Louis and Mary (Kirby) Kennedy. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Myers and a Fire Commissioner for the Fort Myers Shores Fire Department. She loved her family and grandchildren, knitting, crocheting, genealogy and football. Mrs. Pendarvis is survived by Kenneth (FMHS 1966), her husband of 44 years; daughter Sheri and her husband David Phelps of Dothan, Alabama; son, KW and his wife Amy Pendarvis of Alva, Florida; sisters, Ann Ballantine of South Fort Myers and Mary Margaret Prewitt of Chattsworth, Georgia; grandchildren, Lauren, Garrin, Kamy-Jo and Kason; and many nieces and nephews. ==PICTURE== There will be a visitation Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Crossroads Baptist Church, 10721 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral will be at 12:00 noon with interment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hydrocephalus Association, 870 Market Street, Suite 705, San Francisco, California 94102. Via KA,JMM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

FRANCES BATTEY CURTIS FMHS 1937 February 3, 2011 FEBRUARY 1, 2011 Frances Battey Curtis, was born March 23, 1919 in Ft. Myers, FL the great granddaughter of Florida pioneer Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry. The daughter of Robert Battey and Nettie Pearl Menge. Frances attended Duke University and the Florida State College for Women, after which she taught in the Lee County School System. While a student in Tallahassee, Frances joined Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and was a member of the University of Florida General College Court. Frances married George D. Curtis, Jr. in 1941, and moved to Tampa where, in World War II she worked for the U.S. Navy as an under engineering aide. She later joined St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, participated in the St. Monica Church Circle, and the Daughters of the King. Frances was a member of the Junior League of Tampa, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Golfview Civic Association and Boca Grande Women's Club. Frances was a Life Member of the Nature Conservancy, the USF Botanical Gardens, FSU Alumni Association, FSU Emeritus Society and the DAR Heritage Society. Frances loved to travel. Her adventures included Africa, Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean, England, Scotland and Hong Kong. Frances was a master seamstress, creating unique fashions and winning awards and ribbons in competitions that included The Florida State Fair and the Strawberry Festival. She was a talented quilter and a spirited line dancer. Frances is survived by her husband, George D. Curtis, Jr., children Carla Curtis Bradley, Brooksville, FL; G. David Curtis III and wife, Susan, Steinhatchee, FL; Frances Anne Curtis, Tampa, FL; Nancy Rebecca Curtis, Tampa, FL; grandchildren, James Robert Bradley, Jr., Weeki Wachee, FL and Casey Weaver, Houston, TX; Great Grandchildren Amanda Bradley and James Robert Bradley III, Spring Hill, FL. ==PICTURE== Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue, at 11a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, with reception following at Tampa Yacht and Country Club. The family thanks LifePath Hospice Burgundy Team, Hospice Help 24, and Continuous Care nurse, Jennifer Hinkle. Donations may be made to Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, 1396 Ponce De Leon Av NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, or The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203- 1606. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa (813) 876-2421 Via JMM, BA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DALE E GUIDER FMHS 1979 Feb 12-13, 2011 Dale Guider, 50, North Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday morning Feb. 9, 2011. He was born in Quantico, VA. He was the son of James and Shirley Guider. He was pre-deceased by his father in 2005. He was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School. He was an employee of MCrory's before they closed and was currently employed by the News- Press in production department. He was a big sports fan, especially the Tennessee Vols. ==PICTURE== Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3-5 PM at National Cremation and Burial Society, Hancock Bridge Pkwy., Fort Myers. The funeral will be in LaFollette, TN next week at Cross and Smith Funeral Home. Via NM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

EDYTHE CAROLINE TAYLOR (SHAWCROSS)(TAYLOR)(MCDANIEL) FMHS 1933 Feb 14, 2011 JANUARY 28, 2011 Edythe T. McDaniel, age 95, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2011. Edythe is preceded in death by her first husband Rodger Shawcross (FMHS 1933); her second husband Leonard Taylor; third husband Dawson McDaniel (FMHS 1933); and two sisters, Esther Fink (FMHS 1941)and Frances Preston (FMHS 1930). She is survived by her son Rodger (Marian) Shawcross Jr.; a brother Ben (Pat) Taylor; and a sister Marie (FMHS 1937) (Don) Black. Grandchildren include Janee Shawcross, and Nicole (Jason) Lawhon. Great Grandchildren include Mariah Sangermano, Devin Findley, Nathan Lawhon, and Bryan Lawhon. Edythe also has four stepchildren, Nancy (Theodore) Johnson, Dawson C. McDaniel (Georgianna), Jacqueline (Bill) Mills, Barbara (Frank) Daniels, and their families. Born in Clayton, N.J., Edythe came to Fort Myers in 1925. Educated in Lee Schools and Fla. State University, her career spanned 29 years in the field of education. She was also a charter member and one of the founders of the Fort Myers Beach Women's Club, and St. Raphael's Episcopal Church. She was also a past Pink Lady, member of the Whiskey Creek Country Club, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Caloosa Nature Center, and the Lee Co. Pioneer Club. ==PICTURE== A memorial service will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907, at 11:00am on Friday, February 18, 2011. Friends will be received from 10am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may me made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( Online condolences can be posted at The family would like to express sincere thanks to the caregivers at Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for their commitment to providing quality care. Via TJ, NM, JMM. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

PAUL HARTLEY WINSLOW (FMHS 1946) February 18, 2011 Paul Hartley Winslow was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, May 16, 1928. He moved to Fort Myers in 1936 from Vineland, New Jersey. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1946. He was predeceased by his father Paul S. Winslow, mother, Etta Gove Winslow, and sister, Mary Ellen Goodier (FMHS 1948). He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra Montgomery Winslow (FMHS 1955); son, Montgomery Waldron (Tracy) Winslow; daughter, Charmine Gove (Rob) Hogan. Four grandchildren; Montgomery Winslow II, Quinton Winslow Byue Winslow and Sean Hogan. Nephew Winslow Goodier (Deborah) of Wilmington, DE and niece Beth Esrey (Jim) of Middleton DE. As a boy, Paul delivered the News-Press by bike in North Fort Myers and Fort Myers to help his family. After graduation he worked with his parents in the wholesale flower business. He was drafted, and served in the Army as a Tank Commander Sergeant First Class in Korea. In 1955, Paul and Sandy married and he continued working with his folks in Florida, North Carolina and Alabama. After hurricane Donna in 1960 Paul worked with Sandy's folks at Montgomery Roofing until 1970. Where they purchased Montgomery-Winslow Roofing. In 1990, they sold the business to John and Kathy Woolston who still operate it under that name. Paul's restless energy led him to serve on the Lee County Construction Industry Licensing Board, the Lee County Building Contractors Association. He served on the Board of Directors of Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association. As Treasurer, Vice President and President of Southwest Florida Roofing Contractors Association. Paul was and ordained Deacon at First Baptist Church in Fort Myers in 1971. Served as a Deacon at Riverside Baptist on Tarpon Street, and Tropic Isles Baptists Church and served as usher at McGregor Baptist Church. Paul attended Faith Assembly in North Fort Myers for the last six years. After retirement Paul worked as a roofing inspector and supervisor for architects and engineers. Paul volunteered at McGregor Baptist food pantry for eight years and Wake Up America for 5 years. Whenever you see a red dodge truck or hear a good laugh or Honda Goldwing, remember, Paul, he'd like that! ==PICTURE== Visitation will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9 - 10 am with a service at 10 am at the Faith Assembly Church, 6950 Bayshore Road, Fort Myers. Burial to follow at Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Ft. Myers, Florida, 33913, 239- 694-4121. To sign the register book or send a condolence visit Via NM, TJ, BA, JMM, VC. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DONALD W MCMAHONE SR (FMHS 1947) 10 May 2010 Funeral services for Donald W. McMahone, Sr. were held Sunday May 9, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating were Dr. Randy Hales and the Rev. Matt Cate. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden. Family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday May 8, 2010. Donald was born September 7, 1929, in Ft. Eustis, Va. and entered into rest May 7, 2010, in Minden. His parents and two brothers, James (FMHS 1945) and David (FMHS 1949), preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Harvene McMahone of Minden; sons, Donald McMahone, Jr. and wife, Melinda of Ruston, Marty McMahone and wife, Sherry of Temple, Texas; granddaughters, Molly McMahone Stone and husband, Brandon of Montgomery, Ala., Meagan McMahone of Baton Rouge, Hope McMahone of Temple, Texas; and one great- granddaughter, Audrey Stone of Montgomery, Ala. ***** this goes before the undertaker info ***** ==PICTURE== Pallbearers were Lee Walker, Harold Johnson, Lonnie Simpson, Al Carver, Ralph Whitlock, and Jim Cox. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Slightly edited: Minden Press-Herald, Minden LA Monday, 10 May 2010 GREEN LINE

MYRTIE LILA ZIPPERER (HANTON)(CUMMINS) FMHS 1949 Jan 15 2011 Myrtie Lila Zipperer Cummins, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord on January 15th, 2011. She was 80 years old. A native of Bradenton, Myrtie was born to Floyd and Amy (Harvey) Zipperer in 1930. She graduated from Fort Myers High School where she was a member of the synchronized swim team. She was a legal secretary and worked at Blake Medical Center until her retirement. Myrtie was a member of the Westminster Manor community. She will be especially remembered for her perseverance and her enthusiasm for life. Survivors include four siblings, Buddy, Harvey, and Bobby Zipperer and Pearl Clark; five children, Carl Hanton III, Lynn "Vicki" Pearson, Bob, Carol, and Jim Cummins; four grandchildren, three great- grandchildren, and countless relatives and friends. Myrtie was preceded in death by four siblings, Laura, Walter, and Murray Zipperer, and Effie Goodwin; her daughter Sharon Hanton, and beloved husband of 34 years, Robert E. Cummins, Sr. ==PICTURE== Services were held at 11:00 on January 21st at Shannon Funeral Home in Bradenton, FL. Visitation was held at 10:00 until service time. Burial followed at Skyway Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Westminster Retirement Communities Foundation are appreciated. 1533 4th Ave West, Bradenton, Florida 34205. Via Granddaughter Sherri Buete. GREEN LINE

EDWARD KNUDE HANSEN SR (FMHS 1950) July 16 to July 17, 2010 Edward K. Hansen Sr. 77 passed away on July 13, 2010. He was the second generation to be born in Ft. Myers he was born on October 1, 1932. He is survived by his wife of 57 1/2 years Betty Barksdale Hansen (FMHS 1953), three children, Edward (Magdalena) Hansen Jr. (FMHS 1972), Susan (Tom) Gutknecht, and Albert Hansen, five grandchildren Edward (Jennifer) Hansen III, Allison (Gregg) Goebel, John Hansen, Virginia (Jason Cole) Gutknecht, Cheyenne Channel, seven great grandchildren, Edward Hansen IV, Nicholas Hansen, Gerald Goebel, Abigail Goebel, Zoe Cole, Neo Cole, Kai Cole, Edward also leaves two brothers Ernest (FMHS 1953)(Frances)(FMHS 1951) Hansen, and Thomas (FMHS 1956)(Betty) Hansen as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Louise Hansen and a sister Christine Daeger (FMHS 1949). Edward was the Dockmaster of the City of Fort Myers Yacht basin for 35 years from 1957 to 1992. He was a member of Tropical Lodge #56 and a charter member of Araba Shrine, and the Fort Myers Rotary Club, he was also Past President of Cross State Okeechobee Waterway Association. ==PICTURE== Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 A.M. at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home , 12777 SR 82. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Published in The News-Press from July 16 to July 17, 2010 Via VC. Slightly edited, from: GREEN LINE

ROBERT TALMADGE "BULL" COLLINS JR (FMHS 1943) June 7 - June 8, 2008 Florida Athletic Coaches Association HALL OF FAME ROBERT TALMADGE COLLINS, JR. Retired Coach/Teacher Robert "Coach" Collins died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. He was born July 7, 1925, in LaBelle, Florida to early pioneers Elizabeth Williams and Robert Talmadge Collins, Sr. from Surrency, Georgia. Bull graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1943. He was an outstanding athlete for the "Green Wave", lettering in football, basketball, track, baseball, swimming, diving and tennis. "Bull" Collins was a member of the All-State Football team of 1942. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout for the Boy Scouts in Ft. Myers. After high school, he served in the United States Navy in World War II, as Chief Petty Officer. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1950 and later earned his Masters Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Coach Collins began his coaching career in Ft. Myers in 1950, as an assistant coach for four years. He and his family moved to Stuart where he became the head football coach at Stuart High School from 1954 to 1963. When the new Martin County High School opened, he coached the 1964 - 1966 seasons. He served as Athletic Director of all sports from 1954 to 1976. He was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1978. He received this award for serving as FACA President 1965-1966, Representing FACA on the FHSAA Board of Directors, All-Star Football Coach in 1960, served in all elective offices of FACA over a period of 24 years, and was the State Golf Champion Coach in 1977 and 1978. He received an Award of Honor and Life Membership Award from FACA. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida High School Activities Assn. as Director from 1969 - 1975. He won Coach of the Year honors from the Sun Coast Conference for Football in 1955 and 1957, for Track in 1957 and 1958, for Girls Golf in 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, and for Boys Golf in 72,73,75, 77, and 78. He leaves cherished memories to his son Clark Collins and wife, Maggie of Statesboro, GA, and son Lee Collins and wife, Cindy of Palm City; his grandson Jacob Talmadge Collins, and wife, Kelley of Statesboro, GA, granddaughter BlakeAnn (Collins) Saccone and husband, Michael of Denver, CO; and great- granddaughter Lindsay Drew Collins of Statesboro, GA; a sister Alice Merle Killan of Crystal River, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother Wilton Collins. He was an avid sportsman and outdoors man enjoying hunting and fishing all his life. Wonderful times were had with his friends at the Florida and Georgia Hunting camps. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Treasure Coast Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Treasure Coast Hospice, Mayes Center of Hope 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997. A Celebration of Life gathering will be at the home of Coach Collins, 201 Hibiscus Avenue, Stuart on Saturday, June 14, from 1pm to 8pm. Via web. Published in the TC Palm FL from June 7 to June 8, 2008 4:38 PM 3/7/2011 GREEN LINE

W ROBERT "BOB" ANDERSON (FMHS 1944) March 20, 2011 W. Robert (Dr. Bob) Anderson, 84, of Fort Myers, passed away at home on Wed., March 16, 2011. From a long line of Florida natives, he was born on Sept. 10, 1926, in Fort Myers, to Pat and Virginia Anderson. Dr. Bob graduated in 1944 from Fort Myers High School, where he lettered and was all-conference in five sports. He joined the Navy and served during WWII on the USS Hornet. Returning home, he married the love of his life, Betty Brown (FMHS 1947). He received his undergraduate and dentistry degrees from Emory University in Atlanta. During a two-year hiatus between the two, he taught and coached at Fort Myers High School. During his years practicing dentistry, he served his community in the roles of Boy Scout Master, Little League Coach, member of Kiwanis, and as a member of the of the Lee County School Board for 12 years, among many more. During this same period, he was also deeply involved in leadership roles at Riverside Baptist Church. After 18 years in Fort Myers, Dr. Bob sold his home and dental practice, and with Betty, joined the dental missionary field. For the next 15 years they were stationed in Ghana and Nigeria. In addition to operating two dental facilities and conducting clinics in surrounding villages, Dr. Bob taught students at the University of Nigeria Dental School. Upon retirement from the mission field, he came back to his beloved Fort Myers, for good, to continue to practice the profession he loves at Family Health Centers of Southwest FL, a non-profit healthcare clinic for special populations who require health care. Never one to be idle, he also resumed his involvement in the community. He served on the Fort Myers City Council, the Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Police Athletic League, was a member of Rotary International and was also very active in First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. Family Health Centers named their clinic on Broadway Ave. in his honor. He earned the distinction of being named Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Dental Alumni Association of Emory University. He loved nothing more than a boat full of mullet and a Jeep full of quail. But most of all he dearly loved his family, his God, his profession, and his community, and served all of them tirelessly and with great distinction. Dr. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Pat Anderson and Emmett Anderson. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty; his son Buz (Cathy), Melbourne, FL; daughter, Beverly Gunderson (Lance), Atlanta, GA; son Steve (Susan), Jasper, GA; son Michael (Michelle), Ft. Myers; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nieces; three nephews; and many, many friends. ==PICTURE== Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, with a celebration of his life held at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice or to the Dr. Bob & Betty Anderson Well Project at Online condolences may be sent to the family at Via: KA,BA,NM,TJ. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CHARLES WILSON STARNES JR (FMHS 1947) March 13-14, 2011 Charles "Wilson" Starnes, Jr., age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida. Wilson was born December 9, 1928, in Fort Myers, Florida, and was the son of Christina (Chapman) and C. Wilson Starnes, Sr. (FMHS 1925), and brother to Patricia Starnes Vanette (FMHS 1949). He was the beloved and devoted husband of 58 years to Marjorie "Margie" Starnes (fmhs 1947). "Uncle Wilson" enjoyed his time as a boy scout troop leader of troop 69 and was a charter member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended the University of Florida. A devout family man, Gator fan and fisherman, his fish tales and old Fort Myers stories were loved by all. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his loving wife, Marjorie "Margie" Starnes, his sister, Patricia Starnes Vanette, his children, Tripp (FMHS 1973) (Jennifer) Starnes, Mark (FMHS 1976) (Valerie) Starnes, Erin (FMHS 1979) (Edward) Zengel, his grandchildren, Andrew, Stephan, Kristen and TJ Starnes, Chason Starnes, Harrison Danforth, Camela and Heather Griffith, and his great grandchildren Ryne, Cayden and Trey Starnes. ==PICTURE== A service will be held at 3pm, Monday, March 14, 2011, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with a reception to follow. Memorials, if considered, may be made to: Hope Hospice at 9470 HeathPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908 or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 Deleon Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Via mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

SARA NELL HENDRY (WILLIAMS) (GRAN) (FMHS 1936) March 10 - 11, 2011 "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" - Clyde Campbell On March 7th, 2011, Fort Myers lost one of its native daughters and finest citizens when Sara Nell Hendry Gran left this life behind at the age of 93. A member of the proud pioneer family who were among the first settlers of this area, Sara Nell was the great-grandaughter of the man known as the 'Father of Fort Myers' and after whom Hendry County is named - Captain Francis Asbury Hendry. Throughout her life she would remain devoted to the preservation of the history of this family - keeping an entire room in her home where she would collect and catalogue over a hundred years' worth of pictures, documents and letters. She personally penned a bit of family lore onto the invitations to the Hendry Family Reunion each year, and, after mailing out all 400+, brought reams of material to the reunion itself - where family members delighted in tracing their roots and viewing pictures of their ancestors. The Ft. Myers that Sara Nell grew up in was a very different place. During Christmas, her family would go pick out and cut down a pine tree to decorate, and when she was 10 years old, she watched - starry- eyed - as President-elect Herbert Hoover drove by on his way to an 82nd birthday celebration for his friend, Thomas Edison. Sara Nell graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1936. After graduation, her career began in the office of the Lee County Judge. She began with the City of Fort Myers in 1940 as secretary to the Mayor and from that initial assignment she advanced to Deputy Clerk- Collector-Treasurer. In 1948 she was asked to accept the position of Fort Myers City Clerk. She held that office until taking early retirement in April 1969 to spend time traveling with her husband. In all, she served 29 years with the City of Fort Myers. She was named a member of Community Leaders of America in 1969 and was a member and officer of several municipal officers' associations during her career. In the 40 years since her retirement she stayed busy with her church, travel and volunteer work. She loved to travel - often accompanied by her sister-in-law, Ida Mae - and visited every state in the union and many trips to Europe, South America, and other places including Antarctica, which she found fascinating. She also enjoyed visiting members of her husband's family in Sweden. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Southwest Florida Historical Society, Colonial Dames Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and th Lee County Pioneer Club. She was also a member of the Florida State Genealogical Society and the Florida Historical Society and she enjoyed attending their annual conferences as well as attending historic postcard shows to add to her extensive collection of early Fort Myers postcards. Her memory for people and the history of Fort Myers was legendary and she was often consulted by noted historians, genealogists and journalists throughout the state of her knowledge of local history. Like Ida Mae, who lived down the street until her death in 2005, Sara Nell took care of herself and was regarded as a 'rock' amongst her family members. Sara Nell was a long time member of Edgewood Methodist Church and later became a charter member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, where she has held positions of board member, treasurer, and church historian. She also served her church on many committees and panels and was currently a co-leader of her circle group there. She was a very caring and sharing person and - in recognition of the many things she did for others - she received two recent honors that she was proud of: the Southwest Florida Historical Society renamed their research room in her honor on June 10, 2010, and, on August 19th, 2008, she was awarded a proclamation by the Board of Lee County Commissioners where then-Commission Chairman Ray Judah read a resolution honoring her for her work with the Historic Society and declaring her to be "a living, breathing piece of Lee County history". At their regular meeting this past Tuesday, the commissioners observed a moment of silence in honor of her passing. Sara Nell was predeceased in death by her first husband, Jessie Williams and her second husband Nils E. Gran.She was the fourth of nine children born to Fred Earl and Bertha Greetice (Gould) Hendry. She was the great-granddaughter of Lee County pioneer Capt. Francis A. Hendry. She is survived by three brothers, Edward (Althea) Hendry of Cullowhee, NC and Lloyd G. (Jody) Hendry and Charles D. (Deena) Hendry of Fort Myers. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives - all of whom loved her deeply and will cherish her memory until they see her again in heaven. ==PICTURE== A funeral service followed by visitation will be held on Friday, March 11th, at 2pm at the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church on 8570 Cypress Lake Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, the Southwest Florida Historic Society or Cypress Lake United Methodist Church. Via Mult. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

THORNTON O "TOBY" BEAZELL (FMHS 1965) March 24-26, 2011 Thornton (Toby) Beazell, 63, died suddenly on March 20, 2011. He was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School, University of Florida, and University of Montana School of Law. He is mourned by his wife, Doris Beazell (FMHS 1965), his daughter Dr. Kathleen Beazell (FMHS 2001), and his son Russell Beazell. Toby is also survived by his mother, Violet Beazell, and his sister Barbara (FMHS 1963) Bauermeister Pennell, his nieces Ginger Flynn, Robyn Peer Flaherty, nephews, Glenn Bywater, Charles Belcher and their spouses and children. Toby was loved and important to his family and clients. Toby grew up working in his family business, Sunshine Movers on then Anderson Avenue. He loved the mountains, fly fishing and spent time as a real estate broker in Hamilton, Montana. Toby helped many people through his pro bono work and by serving on the board of DIAD for the Dunbar community. ==PICTURE== A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. for the Soup Kitchen. Published in The News-Press from March 24 to March 26, 2011 Via: KA, NM, BA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE



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