SARAH EMILY STEWART (FMHS 1941) 1999-11-18 A Celebration of Life gathering was held in Eugene Oregon, Nov. 1, 1999, for Dr. Sarah Emily Stewart, MD, of Eugene, OR, who died Oct. 19 of pulmonary disease. She was 76. Dr. Stewart was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Fort Myers, FL to Willie Warner Stewart and Marjorie Goolsby Stewart. She graduated valedictorian of her class of 1941 at Ft. Myers High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Florida State University (FSCW), a medical degree in pediatrics at Tulane University, and a medical degree in psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University. Survivors include her life partner of 23 years, Dr. Jeanine Bennett; a brother, Dr. Thomas "Tinker" Stewart (FMHS 1947) of Lebanon, OR and a sister, Frances "Dede" Jacoby (FMHS 1943) of Fort Myers Beach, FL. slightly edited fm Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DENNIS RAY WHIDDEN (FMHS 1964) 2001-10-24 Dennis Ray Whidden, 55 of Fort Myers, died October 20, 2001 in Hospice House. He was born in Clyattville, Georgia to Paul and Ruby Whidden on November 16, 1945. The family moved to Ft. Myers in 1955 where Dennis attended Lee Junior High School and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1964. He graduated from Fort Myers Technical School in 1970. Dennis served 3 years in the U.S. Army. He was then a meat cutter at Winn Dixie and A & P in Ft. Myers. In 1973, he went to work for the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier downtown. In 1981 he became the mailman for Six Lakes Mobile Home Park for the next 16 years. Dennis was a member of Olga-Ft. Myers Shores United Methodist Church, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Florida Flywheelers, American Legion, SW Florida Bluegrass Association and an adult leader in Boys Scouts of America. In 1996 Dennis became disabled due to kidney cancer. He endured many treatments including clinical trials at Moffitt Cancer Center with courage and grit. He never complained and faced each obstacle with a positive attitude and resilience. His strength was an inspiration to many people. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Joan and their children Christine Case (Donnie) Webster of Newborn, Georgia and son Gary P. of Ft. Myers; grandchildren Slaton Case, Weldon & Ashley Webster; mother Ruby Whidden of Ft. Myers; sister Belle (Marvin) Perry of Morrilton, Arkansas; brothers Alvery H. (Sabine) of N. Ft. Myers, Kirby of Ft. Myers and David (Pam) of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his father Paul Whidden in 1994. Funeral Services will be conducted at Lee Memorial Park on Wednesday Oct. 24, at 11:00 AM Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dennis's memory to Hope Hospice at 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, Fl 33908. via Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

GLEN B "BUZZ" SCOTT (FMHS 1971) 2001-11-24 Glen B. 'Buzz' Scott, died at his residence November 21, 2001. He was born in Fort Myers and graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended Edison Community College. For many years he was a musician and toured with his band. He was later employed as a boat rigger. Glen is survived by his wife, Linda; one brother, H. Neal (Marvine) Scott of Fort Myers; his mother, Josephine H. Scott of Fort Myers; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Hal K. Scott, Jr., his maternal grandparents, Neal and Dallas Haynie and paternal grandparents, Hal K. Sr. and Edna Scott of Fort Myers. Memorial services will be held Monday November 26, 2001 at 1100 AM from the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. fm the Fort Myers News-Press via Josie H Scott GREEN LINE

PHYLLIS GANEY (GASSEN) (FREELAND) (FMHS 1942) 2003-04-29 Phyllis Ganey Freeland of Coral Gables, Florida passed away April 14th. She was born in Atlanta on April 9, 1924 to her parents, Dr. Walter and Lois Ganey. She grew up in Fort Myers, graduated from FMHS in 1942, and attended Florida State College for Women, the University of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Miami. She received four B.A. degrees. She taught school for 10 years in Miami. Phyllis married her first husband, Judge Joseph Gassen in 1954. She is predeceased by Joe who died August 19, 1993 and her son, Tod Albert Gassen who died Sept. 18, 1994 in a mountain climbing accident in Nepal. Phyllis married George Freeland in 1996. Phyllis was an avid Miami Hurricane fan and loved horse racing. She is survived by her husband, her daughter Pam and her husband George Alonso, their children, Mallory and Allyson, her sister Jean Ganey Castleberry and her daughters, Jennifer and Janet with families in Fort Myers And Houston respectively. The memorial service was held in the First United Church of Coral Gables on April 22nd. slightly edited fm Fort Myers News-Press online GREEN LINE

EVERETT F "COACH" BENNETT JR FMHS 1957 1998-11-08 Everett F. "Coach" Bennett, 60, of North Fort Myers. Mr. Bennett was a coach and teacher for 33 years, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Moose Lodge of Cape Coral. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, November 9, 1998, at 4:30 p.m. at Unity Church, 11120 Ranchett Rd., Fort Myers. HORIZON DIRECT BURIAL & CREMATION SERVICE 939-0050 from Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CORA ELIZABETH JOHNSON (ENGELHARDT) (FMHS 1953) 2003-06-11 Cora Elizabeth Johnson Engelhardt was born December 17, 1934 in Conway, South Carolina and died June 10 at Hope Hospice House after a long battle against cancer. She moved to Fort Myers in 1949. She graduated from Fort Myers Senior High in the class of 1953. She was a past president of the Fort Myers Women's Community Club and a past board member of the Edison Pageant of Light. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and had been the Administrative Assistant of the Church for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Charles Engelhardt; sons, Rev. Chuck (Kayla) Engelhardt, of Largo, Florida and Kevin (Jodie) Engelhardt of North Fort Myers; sisters, Anna Mae Skipper, of Columbia, SC, Ellen (Drexel) Crump of Fort Myers; brothers, Carl (Annice) Johnson of Chattanooga, TN, Clayton (Wanda) Johnson of Fort Myers, Collins (Rozelle) Johnson of Port Charlotte, and S Gee (Argean) Johnson of Fort Myers; three grandsons, Adam, Blake and Ethan Engelhardt of Largo and two granddaughters, Nikki and Hannah Engelhardt of North Fort Myers. Funeral service will be at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at Anderson Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 11 from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. is in charge of arrangements. via Fort Myers News-Press Provided by Karen Vickers Overbee GREEN LINE

PAULINE HOUGH CAMPBELL (FMHS 1939) 2000-03-19 Pauline Hough Campbell of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2000. Pauline was the daughter of the late Victor Hough and Emma Hough, who were one of the pioneer families of Fort Myers, FL. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Campbell and son-in-law, Larry Harris of Fletcher, NC. A private memorial service was held in Flat Rock, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017 or to the Elizabeth House, 511 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ELLA KATHRYN HENDRY (SANDIGE) (FMHS 1939) 2003-06-11 Ella Kathryn Hendry Sandige, 81 of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away, Saturday, June 7th 2003 at Tandem Health Care of Port Charlotte. She was born November 2, 1921 in Fort Myers, Florida to Harry and Alice Hendry. She grew up in Fort Myers and returned to this area from Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1993. Ella Kathryn was a retired public school teacher and Reading Specialist who taught in Florida, Arizona and California. She was a graduate of Florida State University and received her Masters Degree from Arizona State University. She was also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and studied writing for children at the University of Alabama. She was a veteran of World War II and served in the WAACS as a War Room Librarian. She has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. She is the author of Honeycomb, a children's book and Front Porch Stories, a narrative of the F.A. Hendry family, pioneers in Florida's Peace River Basin. She was also an accomplished artist. Her art work has been shown in Phoenix, Temple University and the University of Alabama. Her final literary achievement was composing 92 poems that will be published in honor of her son, Jon Sandige. She is survived by a son, Phillip B. Porter II, four grandchildren, Phillip, Sharon, Lesley, and Mary, and numerous members of the Hendry and Rosser family. She will be interred at Cool Springs Cemetery in Ashville, Alabama. Date and time of graveside service to be announced. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JOE ALEXANDER HILLIARD (FMHS 1931) 1999-01-15 Pioneer cattleman and rancher Joe Alexander Hilliard, whose name has been synonymous with South Florida farming for the last 60 years, died early Wednesday in Fort Myers at Lee Memorial HealthPark. He was 88 years old. Joe A. Hilliard built a farming and ranching legacy that today is a multi-million dollar family agribusiness that produces sugar cane, cattle, citrus and rice. Hilliard Brothers, formed by Joe A. and his older brother Marlin, is based in Clewiston and farms more than 60,000 acres of land in Hendry and Glades counties. Since he began ranching in the 1930's, Hilliard was known as an industry and innovator. His contributions to the cross-breeding of beef and cattle gained national and international recognition for the FL cattle industry. He was also a pioneer in designing and building early water control structures that paved the way for farming and ranching activities in the area. In 1962, Hilliard entered the sugar cane business and was among the first of area farmers to experiment with mechanical harvesting. In the 1980's, he added citrus production to the family operations. An avid outdoorsman, Hilliard's conservation practices and experimentation with different grasses helped improve native pastures and create hospitable habitat for both his cattle and operations and abundant natural wildlife. Joe A. Hilliard was born on January 7, 1911 in Lee County, FL. He was raised in Fort Myers and attended Fort Myers High School. He later moved to Hendry County. In 1934, he married Wilmuth Gabriele "Tippy" Yarbrough and they had one son, Joe Marlin. Hilliard was a former president of the Hendry County Cattleman's Assoc., a director and committee member of the Florida Cattleman's Assoc., and a member of the National Cattleman's Assoc., the FL Agricultural Trade Commission, and the Flood Control of Hendry County. He was on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Fort Myers. Hilliard was honored as the Hendry County Farm and Family of the Year in 1972, named the honoree of Clewiston's 1998 Sugar Festival and recognized as a member of Who's Who in Agriculture. He is survived by his son, Joe Marlin Hilliard; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hilliard; and three grandchildren: Joe Marlin Hilliard II, Mary Elizabeth Hilliard, and Bryan Reed Hilliard all of Clewiston and all of whom work in the family business, carrying on Joe A. Hilliard's legacy. The funeral is set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999 at the Evangel Assembly of God in Clewiston. Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Building Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Clewiston. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

FRANK B "OPA" MALLORY JR (FMHS 1946) 2003-05-04 Frank 'Opa' B. Mallory Jr., 74, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers went peacefully home to the Lord surrounded by family on May 1, 2003. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Waltraud 'Val' E. Mallory. Frank graduated from Fort Myers High School. He joined the United States Air Force retiring after 22 years of active service and was then employed at Sears Roebuck & Co. for 20 years. He enjoyed a retired life of gardening, grilling, reading, volunteer service to church and community, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an active member of St Michael Lutheran Church and the German American Social Club. Frank is also survived by son SFC Richard K. Mallory, U.S. Army, wife Rita and granddaughter Amanda of Lakewood, Washington; daughter Sara E. Duffy and grandsons Bryan, Mark, and Matthew of North Ft. Myers, daughter Monica V. Mallory LCDR, JAGC, U.S Naval Reserves, husband Daniel Krawchik of Rockford, Illinois; daughter Frances A. Mallory and grandson Joshua D. Ames of Ft. Myers; son M/SGT Frank B. Mallory III, U.S. Air Force, and grandchildren Austin, Tyler, and Kayla Ashton of Anchorage, Alaska. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Frank B. and Sara C. Mallory Sr., and his younger brother John L. Mallory. Frank is also survived by sisters Lenoir Keene and Mary Ann Diener, both of Fort Myers, Sara Howerton of Lakeland, and many well-loved nieces and nephews. Cremation by Anderson Funeral Home. On May 10, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. the Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 3595 Broadway Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to SMLC Fellowship Hall Building Fund. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JOHN WARREN SHIRLEY GILLIAM (FMHS 1954) 1999-08-05 Longtime Fort Myers resident and local real estate developer, John Gilliam, 63, died of a heart attack on Monday at his home in Port Charlotte. Born John Warren Shirley in 1936 in Madison, IN, he moved to Fort Myers with his mother, the former Evelyn Pritchard, in 1946. He and his sister, Libby [ELIZABETH ANN "LIBBY" SHIRLEY GILLIAM (FOX) FMHS 1951], were adopted by Rexford W. Gilliam, a prominent local CPA following their mother's marriage to the lifelong resident in the late 1940's. Mr. Gilliam graduated from Fort Myers High School, where he was a star athlete in baseball and basketball. He then went to the University of Florida, where he met his first wife, the former Anne Henke of Miami. A member of Sigma Chi fraternity, he was crowned King of Edisonia during the Edison Pageant of Light in 1959. Mr. Gilliam graduated from UF with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1960 and worked through the decade as a Certified Public Accountant. In the early 1970s he became involved in the real estate business with Larry Povia, his friend since childhood, and subsequently started his own real estate development company in Port Charlotte. He was married in 1985 to the former Eden Brabant, who remained his companion and confidant until his death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children, Dr. Mary Catherine Hertl of Essen, Germany, John Warren Gilliam, II of New York City, Joseph Charles Gilliam of New York City, Eve Ann Gilliam of Salem, MA and James Victor Gilliam of New York City; two grandsons: Griffin James Gilliam and Jack Sawyer Gilliam, both of New York City, and his sister, Libby Fox who lives in Jacksonville. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

BENNIE ROSS ELWELL (FMHS 1945) 1999-02-23 Funeral services for Bennie Ross Elwell, Jr., 71, of Bushnell, FL will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, 10:00 a.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in Bushnell at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel from 4 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. Visitation will be held in Fort Myers Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Mr. Elwell was a retired Office Manager for Lee County Electric, a Baptist, a member of North Fort Myers Masonic Lodge, and a member of Fort Myers Elks Lodge #1288. Mr. Elwell has been a resident of Bushnell since 1979, moving there from Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Helen V. Elwell, Bushnell, FL; one son, Ronnie Elwell, and his wife Jayne of Cape Coral, FL; one daughter, Teresa Ford and her husband Bob of North Fort Myers, FL; one brother, Donald L. Elwell and his wife Joyce of North Fort Myers, FL; four sisters: Sissy Wysocki and husband Ron of CA; Shirley Harris and Gene of Tampa, FL, Dorothy Thomas, Tampa, FL, Barbara Grant and Frank of Ocala, FL; eight grandchildren: Lori Wilson, North Fort Myers, Roger (R.B.) Griffin, North Fort Myers, Nathan Griffin, Lehigh Acres, Darin Trewick, Cape Coral, Jeremy Ford, Jason Ford, Jerod Ford and Jodi Ford all of North Fort Myers; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter County 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, FL (352) 793-4531 and Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. From the Fort Myers News-Press REIBLING, ELEANOR (STEWART) (FMHS 1932) GREEN LINE

ELEANOR REIBLING (STEWART) (FMHS 1932) 2000-07-02 Eleanor R. Stewart, 85, of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Fort Myers. A native of Long Island, New York, she was the daughter of Elizabeth and Henry Reibling and had come to this area in the 1930s with her family. Mrs. Stewart had been an active member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic community. She had been a member of the Mothers' Club of St. Francis Xavier School in 1946, where she was instrumental in providing the first cafeteria for the school. She had been the third president of the Mothers' Club, which is known today as the Home and School Association. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Floyd B. Stewart (FMHS 1931); her three sons, Larry (Pat) Stewart (FMHS 1956) of Miami, Don Stewart (FMHS 1961) of Fort Myers, Alan (Ava) Stewart (FMHS 1971) of Fort Myers; her grandsons, Scott (Beth), Todd, Drew and Walker Stewart; her great-grandson, Austin Stewart; her sister, Marge Link (FMHS 1935) of Fort Myers; her brother, Henry Reibling of Beverly Hills, Florida; and her very good friend, Bill Eddy of Fort Myers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Marian Konobroki celebrating. Committal services and interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. GREEN LINE

DAVID R HOUGHTALING (FMHS 1950) 2000-06-19 David R. Houghtaling, 68, of North Fort Myers, left us Friday, June 16, 2000, to be with his parents, Edna Christie and F. Sheldon Houghtaling. David was born January 28, 1932, in Bradenton, lived in the Arcadia area until moving to Lee County. His family was one of the early settlers in this area, dating back to over 150 years. Graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1950, then joined the Navy as a submariner. He was a stucco contractor in the Lee County area for over 40 years, active member of Amvets 81, American Legion 336 and Moose Lodge 1297. He leaves behind family and friends who will miss him dearly, including the mothers of his children, Shirley Ayres and Colene Houghtaling; his children, Debra Keady, James Houghtaling, Holly Philips, Percy Ayres, Ellen Deloach, John Houghtaling, Theresa Houghtaling and Mark Houghtaling; grandchildren include Hollie, Bonni, Robert, Kelly, Melissa, Percy, Sean, David, Brittany, Colene, Christi, Caitlyn, and Adam; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Zackery, Hailey; also his loving and devoted sister, Elizabeth Simpson; and faithful Labrador, Roscoe. Family and friends will gather Tuesday, June 20, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for final farewell at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. 1589 Colonial Boulevard, 936-0555 From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

FLOYD BUNCIE "BILLY" STEWART (FMHS 1936) 2001-04-03 Floyd B. Stewart, known to friends and family as Billy, 85, of Fort Myers, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Fort Myers. A native of Sylvania, Georgia, he was the son of Bob and Bessie Stewart and moved to Fort Myers in the 1920's with his family. Mr. Stewart was a long time employee of Gulf Life Insurance Company and an avid snook fisherman. He was loved and cherished by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Eleanor Reibling Stewart. OBIT Mr. Stewart is survived by his three sons, Larry (Pat) Stewart of Miami, Don Stewart of Fort Myers, Alan (Ava) Stewart of Fort Myers; his grandsons, Scott (Beth), Todd (Christina), Drew and Walker Stewart; his great-grandsons, Austin Stewart and Jessie Stewart, his brother, Jack Stewart of Leesburg, VA and very good friends Bill Eddy and Nancy Walker of Fort Myers. A funeral service will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ROBERT A "BOB" VOSNEY (FMHS 1962) 2003-04-07 Robert A. 'Bob' Vosney, 60, of Ft. Myers died April 5, 2003, he was born in Hartford, CT., a son of the late Stanley W. and Aihleen V. Vosney. He moved to Ft. Myers from California in 1955, he attended Ft. Myers High School. Bob worked in his father's business Stan's Coffee Service servicing many businesses in the area with beverages for their offices. He was a member of St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church. Mr. Vosney is survived by his wife of 30 years Betty V., his children Jacqueline M. Vosney of Castleberry, Alan R. Vosney of Lake Mary, Sean C. Vosney of Lehigh Acres, his step children Donna J. Adkins of Brooksville, Donald E. Ammann of Ft. Myers, Frank A. Ammann of Lehigh Acres, his brother William S. 'Bill' Vosney of Ft. Myers and 11 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 AM, friends are invited to attend. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

GEORGE A ROMARD JR (FMHS 1969) 2002-02-05 George A. Romard Jr., 50 died Jan. 31, 2002 at Deborah Hosp., Browns Mills, NJ. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on May 5, 1951 and has resided in Ft. Myers since 1957. George graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1969 and followed in his father's footsteps as a barber. He was preceded in death by his father, George A. Romard Sr. and is survived by his mother, Jean Romard, N. Ft. Myers; sister and brother- in-law, Jeanie and Bruce Baker, two nephews, Shaun and Matthew Baker, two great-nieces, all of Dundee, FL; and long-time love, Colleen Medeiros, Bonita Springs, FL. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Deborah Hosp. Foundation, Cape Coral Chapter, C/O Leona McDonald, 3050 North Road, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917. Friends are invited to attend a memorial party on Feb. 23, 2002, at Lakes Park, starting at 12 PM. Bring a covered dish and wear shorts. Join us in a time of remembering George. If you have pictures you'd like to share, bring them along. From Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

STEPHEN A. TICE (FMHS 1964) 1998-07-15 Stephen A. Tice, of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday. Born in Alliance, OH., he had moved to Fort Myers in 1955 from Ohio. A graduate of Fort Myers High School he was a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from Duke University with honors as an English Major in 1967 and completed his graduate work at both Columbia University and Emory University. He worked as a Computer Analyst in the financial industry for many years. Mr. Tice is survived by his loving mother, Elizabeth E. Tice of Fort Myers; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Susan Tice of Fort Myers; two nephews: Lawrance "Lonnie" and Christopher, and one niece, Sarah. The family will receive relatives and friends for visitation on Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lee County, 3660 Central Ave. Fort Myers, FL. 33901. FT. MYERS MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 1589 COLONIAL BOULEVARD 936- 0555 From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

PANSY SCALLY (KEPLER) (FMHS 1927) 1998-05-20 Pansy Scally Kepler, 87, of Titusville, Fla., passed away on Monday. Born in Tampa, Fla. She was a long time resident of Fort Myers. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Titusville and a past member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers, and a member of the Mother of the North Star Grandmother's Club in Fort Myers. Mrs. Kepler is survived by her two loving daughters: Joan K. Page (FMHS 1949) of Titusville FL and Sandra K. Wood of Hotchkiss CO, one sister, Florine Pastore (FMHS 1939) of Fort Myers; three granddaughters; three grandsons, and twelve great-grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends for visitation on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. FT. MYERS MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 1589 COLONIAL BOULEVARD 936-0555 Slightly edited from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JOHN L MALLORY (FMHS 1951) 2002-12-18 John L. Mallory, 69, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers passed away December 16, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sally; step-children, Collette Giaquinto, Carol Doty both of Fort Myers, Chief Petty Officer James R. Gilmore of Camp Lejeune, NC, Joseph Gilmore, Ann Franco, and Gary Gilmore all of PA; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Mallory; sisters, Lenoir Keene (FMHS 1948), Mary Ann Diener (FMHS 1949) all of Fort Myers and Sara Howerton (FMHS 1953) of Lakeland, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 20, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880 Slightly edited from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

MARK FREEMAN "HONEY" BARTLESON (FMHS 1931) 1998-11-29 Mark Freeman (Honey) Bartleson, 87, died Thursday, November 26, 1998. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he had been a resident of Fort Myers for over 60 years. A veteran of WWII, he retired from the L.P. gas business. He was preceded in death by Betty, his wife of 47 years, and is survived by sons, Mark F. Bartleson of Charleston, S.C., Thomas H. Bartleson of Fort Myers, Paul D. Bartleson of Goose Creek, S.C.; and daughters, Judith Ann Pratt of Goodlettsville, Tenn. and Lura (Cookie) Adams of Fort Myers. Also, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and numerous friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 5th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Relief Society Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3105 S. Broadway. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the charity of your choice. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

MARY WOOLSLAIR SHEPPARD (FMHS 1924) 1998-09-02 Mary Woolslair Sheppard, 91, of Fort Myers, passed away August 30, 1998. She was a native of Lee County, her parents coming to Fort Myers in 1898. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Sheppard, her daughter, Mary Ellen and son, Bill. She is survived by her son, John Sheppard of Fort Myers; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. Mrs. Sheppard was devoted to her family, her friends and her church. Service of life celebration will be conducted Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilgrims Church, at the corner of Daniels Road and Freshman Lane. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pilgrims Church Nursery Fund of the charity of choice. HARVEY-ENGELHARDT-METZ FUNERAL HOME 936-2177 Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

THEODORE A "TEDDY" BAUMANN III (FMHS 1961) 2003-08-20 Theodore A. 'Ted' Baumann, 59, of N. Ft. Myers went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, August 18, 2003. He was born in Illinois on December 30, 1943 to Theodore and Helen Baumann. He moved to Ft. Myers as a child and graduated from Ft. Myers High in 1961. He attended Florida State University. Ted was a divisional manager at Young's Pest Control of Ft. Myers for many years. He was a member of Gulf Coast Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL. Ted is survived by his wife of many years, Monica, and daughters Essie McCann, and Erika McCann, all of N. Ft. Myers and his mother Helen of Cape Coral. He is also survived by his maternal aunt, Evelyn Dronic of Lula, Georgia, cousins Carol Toomey, Susan Dawkins, and Debbie McAlexander of Georgia. Ted was an avid bow hunter, fisherman, and dog lover, especially his dog Lucky. He faithfully served as an usher and doorman at Gulf Coast Baptist Church. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 22, 2003 at 10:00 AM at Gulf Coast Baptist Church with Past Tom Sexton officiating. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

NORWOOD "DONNIE" STRICKLAND JR (FMHS 1940) (1956-1-9) Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery: Donnie Strickland FL, Cpl 3770 QM Trucking Co., World War II February 22, 1918 - August 31, 1956 FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sat., Sept. 1, 1956 Naples, Aug. 31--Norwood (Donnie) Strickland Jr., 38-year-old member of the local police force, died suddenly this afternoon of natural causes in North Naples. He had been a policeman for three years after coming here from Bonita Springs. The native of Bainbridge, Ga., attended Fort Myers High School and was a star halfback on football teams there in the late 1930's. He had played some softball in Naples and was considered an excellent player. Strickland was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Florida Peace Officers Assn. Surviving are his wife, Ruby, daughter, Mary Katherine and son, Donnie, all of Naples; mother, Mrs. Barbara Strickland of Bonita Springs; two brothers, Vance of Bonita Springs and Roscoe of Ft. Myers; three sisters, Mrs. N. K. Andrews of Tallahassee, Mrs. Henry J. Kinard of Greenwood, S. C., and Mrs. Frank Liles of Bonita Springs. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Richard A. Pittman Funeral Home of Naples. Sunday, Sept 2, 1956 Funeral services for Donnie Strickland Jr., Naples, policeman who died Friday of a heart attack, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Pittman Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. B. C. Collins, pastor of Bonita Springs Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Crestlawn memorial Gardens Cemetery in Naples with Pittmans in Charge. Active pallbearers will be Herbert Henning, George Galloway, W. L. McSwain, Nick Kelly, Bob Alexander and Pershing Hogue. The Naples police force will be honorary pallbearers. Note: Crestlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery was renamed Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery. via Mary Katherine Strickland O'Neill GREEN LINE

MARK RICHARD WICKS (FMHS 1970) 08-08-1992 Born May 6, 1952, Clairon, Iowa Departed This Life August 8, 1992 Fort Myers, Florida Services Held at First Alliance Church Saturday, August 15, 1992 1100 A.M. Clergy Rev. James F. Hay Place of Interment: Memorial Gardens Cemetery Surviving: Mother, Mrs. Frances Wicks, Brothers, Laverne Wicks, David Wicks via Lorraine Carlson Spradley 09/06/03 GREEN LINE

GARY D TYLER (FMHS 1966) 2002-08-23 Gary D. Tyler, 54, Cape Coral, died Monday, August 19, 2002. He was born in Tampa, FL, a 1966 graduate of Fort Myers High School, Edison Community College, and a veteran of the US Air Force. Mr. Tyler was an assistant golf professional at the Lochmoor Country Club in North Fort Myers and a member of the Cape Elks Club. Gary enjoyed teaching golf to children, rescuing distressed and lost animals and enjoying his friends. Visitation will be held at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday, from 7;00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with funeral services celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the funeral home chapel. Gary was a generous, quiet person who will be missed by his many friends and beloved family. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

MARGARET WELLS (MULFORD) (FMHS 1941) 2003-09-10 This beautiful person passed to the other world on Sept. 6, 2003, aged 80 years, 4 months. She is survived by her husband Stan, her two brothers, Jack and Richard Wells, their spouses and children, two grandnephews and a grandniece and numerous friends, all of whom will miss her bright, smiling and loving face. Georgia born, Margaret and family arrived in Ft. Myers in 1931. Graduating from Ft. Myers High School in 1941, she attended Edison College for two years and began teaching second grade in Edison Park Elementary School in 1943, obtaining her teaching degree from summer attendance at Florida Southern College. Her teaching career covered 35 continuous years before retiring in 1978. In 1960, she married sixth grade teacher, Stan Mulford. Margaret had been affectionately known as Miss Wells for so many years, people addressed him as 'Mr. Wells', Why not?', he said, 'it's easier to pronounce'. Margaret was active in many community activities: Epsilon Sigma Alpha for over 50 years, teaching Sunday School in the First Baptist Church, Friends of the Ft. Myers Library, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, the Lee County Civil War Roundtable. She was also an excellent source of local information for husband Stan, who often called on her fabulous memory for local history where he served as a volunteer historian at the Ft. Myers Historical Museum. Visitation will be held at the Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with funeral services celebrated at the funeral home chapel at 11:00 AM. Private interment will be in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

TRAVIS ALEXANDER GRESHAM JR (FMHS 1943) 2003-02-23 Travis A. Gresham, Jr., passed away on Monday, February 10, 2003 on a visit to Tangier, Morocco, while vacationing in Spain. He was 77 years old. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Gresham moved with his family to Ft. Myers when he was 6 months old. He was a World War II veteran and an ex-POW. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1949 and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Florida in 1952. Elected to the Florida Senate in 1958, Mr. Gresham served Lee, Collier, Hendry and Monroe Counties. In 1962, Mr. Gresham introduced legislation that led to the creation of Edison Junior College of Ft. Myers. He later served as Chairman of Edison's Board of Trustees for 13 years. Mr. Gresham practiced law in Lee and Hendry County for over 30 years and was involved in several real estate ventures in the area. He enjoyed traveling throughout the world and visited his camps in the Florida Everglades several times each year. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that scholarship donations be made in his name to Edison College, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33906. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

NADI FRANCES HOLLAND (WHEELER) (LEFFERS) (FMHS 1933) 1998-01-16 7/16/16 - 1/15/98 Nadi, a dearest mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away Thursday at home. She will surely be missed by all her loved ones as follows: daughters: Jennie Lee Zipperer (John), Mary Howard DeBiase, and Fran Berdick (Kenneth); granddaughters: Dianne Streid (Dale), Jennie Elizabeth Zipperer, Suzanne DeBiase, and Julie Griffin (Gary); grandsons: John Zipperer Jr. (Amy), Douglas Zipperer, Joseph DeBiase (Paula), Frederick DeBiase, Steven DeBiase, Robert Dean III (Julie), and Jonathan Lloyd Dean (Merry); and 14 great-grandchildren. Nadi was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1916, daughter of John Wesley Holland and Jennie Campbell Pinkerton. She resided in Lee County since the early 1920s where her mother taught 47 years at Edgewood School. Nadi's greatest award in life, other than her family, was a trip to West Palm Beach given to her by Mrs. Thomas Edison. The gift was received for having the highest scholastic achievement and best all around student her senior year at Fort Myers High School in 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lloyd Wheeler, inventor of Speedtile which was used to build the United Nations in New York. They resided in Edison Park where he was the designer and builder of many beautiful residences in Edison Park and Lee County. During World War II, she had a B17 bomber named after her with her picture painted on the side of the bomber. The plane flew from the Buckingham Base over Germany. Later in life she married James Leffers, Grand Potentate of the Shriners in Lee County. She actively participated in the Shriner events. Jimmy Leffers preceded her in death in 1976. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard. The presiding minister will be Rick Baggett of First Presbyterian Church. Following the service, family and friends are invited to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Berdick. Pallbearers are: John O. Zipperer III, R. Douglas Zipperer, Joseph DeBiase, Jonathan L. Dean, Gary H. Griffin, and Seth G. Streid. Honorary Pallbearers are: Robert S. Dean III, Jerry Warriner, John O. Zipperer, Dr. Kenneth A. Berdick, Chadwick A. Streid, and Frederick DeBiase. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JANE ELIZABETH MARSH (BACON) (LAMB) (FMHS 1967) 2001-04-12 Jane Marsh Lamb, 51, died in Pensacola, Florida, April 10, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Jane was born in New York State and moved to Fort Myers in 1961. In 1993 she moved to Pensacola with her husband Kenneth Lamb. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and Edison Community College. She was an active member of First Pentecostal Church where she helped with a number of important ministries including writing faith-inspiring cards to shut-ins, Women of the Spirit and Vacation Bible School. In addition to her husband, Kenneth, Jane is survived by her parents, Walter and Catherine Marsh of Fort Myers; her children, Robert (Bo) Bacon, IV and his wife, Barbara; Kelly Kendrick and her husband, Chris; Roger bacon and his wife Nora, all living in CHarlotte County, Florida; her step-son, Andrew Lamb of Ocala; her brother, John Marsh and his wife Linda of Wilmington, NC; sister, Dorothy Brown and her husband Robert of Fort Lauderdale; and sister Katherine Chappelle of Fort Myers. Jane is also survived by four grandchildren, Austin, Chris, Courtney, and Cameron and 15 nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wishes, she passed peacefully from this world into eternity at her home surrounded by her family. Her fortitude and faith will stand far beyond her lifetime as standards for her family to measure their own faithfulness in dealing with life's troubles. Visitation will be held in the sanctuary of First Pentecostal Church, 6500 north 'W' Street, Pensacola, Florida on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A memorial 'Home Going' celebration will immediately follow in the sanctuary. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Jane Elizabeth Lamb to the Pensacola Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DOUGLAS EUGENE FOUTS (FMHS 1957) 1998-05-21 Douglas Eugene Fouts, 59, a life long resident of Fort Myers, died Wednesday. He is survived by three sons: Ralph Fouts, Dwayne Fouts and his wife Cathy and Ronny Fouts; three daughters: Dianne Carraway and her husband Butch, Debbie Forkel and her husband Gus, and Danielle Fouts; ten grandchildren: Scooter, Ashlee, Winky, Doug, Devon, Hannah, Haley, Andy, Amanda and Tyler. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Cremation will follow. From the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

CLYDE COBB WHITE JR (FMHS 1946) 1998-11-24 Clyde C. White, Jr., 70, of Fort Myers, died November 21, 1998. He was a native of Fort Myers, a member of First Alliance Church and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1946. Survivors include his wife, Miriam L. White; a son, Gary B. White; one brother, Glenn D. White and wife Miada; daughters-in-law, Kim White and Denise White all of Fort Myers; four grandchildren: Benjamain White, Jessi White, Jenny White and Carolyn White. He was preceded in death by a son Greg White. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Alliance Church on Colonial Blvd. with Rev. Short and Rev. James F. Hay officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to First Alliance Church. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Inc. 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DELORES SADLER STROUP (FMHS 1940) 2003-09-14 Delores S. Stroup, 82, of N. Ft. Myers died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 under the care of Hope Hospice. A native of Ft. Myers, she was very proud to be a member of the John Powell Family, pioneers to N. Ft. Myers. Mrs. Stroup was a member of N. Ft. Myers First Baptist Church and was the church W.M.U. director for many years. She was also a past commander of the C-Bells (Ft. Myers Power Squadron Auxiliary). Mrs. Stroup is survived by her husband of sixty-two years Claude L. Stroup (FMHS 1938), a daughter Naida (Jim) Stebbins of Wimauma, FL, a son C. Lee (Virginia) Stroup of Ft. Myers, a sister Maxine Hoss of N. Ft. Myers, a brother Samuel J. Sadler, Jr., of N. ft. Myers, three granddaughters Lisa (Frank) Burns of N. Ft. Myers, Debbie (Lee) Atherton, of Apopka, FL, Paula (Randy) Morton of Palmetto, FL and four great-grandchildren Justin King, Jason King, Kyle Atherton and Cyndi Morton. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at 11:00 AM at N. Ft. Myers First Baptist Church with interment in Ft. Myers Cemetery to follow. Friends may call 6-8 PM Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at N. Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral HOme. The family expresses a sincere 'Thank-you' to the Hope Hospice Green Team. The family is being ministered by the staff of N. Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JERRY E "RED LEG" HUFF (FMHS 1969) 2003-09-19 Jerry E. 'Red Leg' Huff, 53, of Ft. Myers, passed away Sept. 15, 2003. He was born in Glasgow, KY., and lived there until 1961. He then moved to Florida to live with his father. He was a graduate of Ft. Myers High School and had been a resident for many years. He was drafted into the Army in 1970 and was with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He later volunteered to become a Forward Observer for the 101st Airborne. He was decorated with the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star, Air Medals along with other campaign ribbons. Following his discharge from the service, he became a police officer in Eastern Tennessee. He subsequently returned to Ft. Myers where he owned his own wrecker service for over 15 years. Jerry was an excellent craftsman, mostly being a fine Black Powder Gunsmith. His work was displayed in the Museum of Appalachia in Eastern Tenn., and the Collier County Museum of Naples, FL. He produced many fine guns from scratch and sold many rifles, powder horns & knives over the past 25 years. He had been invited to display his work at many shows and organizations. Due to his love for the Arts, he had the opportunity to meet the famous gunsmith, Hershel House during his travels. He will be deeply missed by his family, his many friends and craftsmen. He was an active member of the Vietnam Brotherhood Comp. B, American Legion and was a member of 'HOG'. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife Lori for over 29 years and devoted father to his daughter Jessica for 22 years. He is survived by his wife; daughter; his mother, Lucille Daugherty, Largo, FL; his father, Ralph Huff, West Palm Beach, FL; a step-mother, Pamela Huff, West Palm Beach; 4 sisters, Vicki Cusick, Connie Willick, Michelle Daugherty and Susan Huff; 2 brothers, Terry & Shawn Huff; 4 nieces, Amber, Brittany, Cody Daugherty & Taylor Huff and 2 nephews, Richard Newton & Richie Daugherty. Memorial funeral services will be celebrated at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to the services. Military honors will be provided by the Vietnam Brotherhood, Company B of Southwest Florida, and the American Legion of Ft. Myers. Memorials in his name may be directed to the Vietnam Brotherhood on behalf of Jerry Huff, Florida Community Bank, 4102 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

H EAMES BISHOP (FMHS 1932) 2003-09-24 H. Eames Bishop, a former resident of Ft. Myers and a star Green Wave football player in the 1930's, passed away on Sept. 18, 2003 in Malibu, CA. Eames came to Ft. Myers in 1928 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Bishop. After graduating from Ft. Myers High School with the class of 1932, he received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he met the love of his life Mary Frances Allen. They had a blissful life together until the 1970's when Mary Frances was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. After seeing his wife suffering for some years, Eames determined to establish an organization to fight ALS, and thus began the ALSOA Society. His business life was very successful. He served as President of Music Corporation of America for many years, and later introduced the Mazda automobile line into the United States. Left to mourn his passing are three siblings who grew up in Ft. Myers, Dorothy (Mrs. Azell Prince St. Petersburg); Richard Bishop, MD, of Fullerton, CA; Margaret Fullerton of Fresno, CA; plus 5 children, all born in California to Eames and Mary Bishop. Although Eames and his old friends in Ft. Myers lived apart, he came to visit often and always planned while he was here to have a gathering of the clan. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ELEANOR CARLOTTA CASE (GRACE) (CHURCH) (FMHS 1937) 2003-09-23 Eleanor Case (Grace) Church, of Ft. Myers died Sept. 19, 2003. Born January 16, 1920, graduated Ft. Myers High School class of 1937, attended Duke University. She is survived by her husband John C. Church of Henderson, NC, children, A. Douglas Grace, Jr. (Judy), William H. Grace (Susan), Jane Grace Ball (G. Allen), grandchildren Dan Grace, Matt Grace, Beth Sitterson, Allen Ball and Eleanor Ball. Preceded in death by her parents, H.C. and Ada Case, husband Angus D. Grace, MD, and her granddaughter Eleanor Anne Grace. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Graveside services will be at 11:30 AM, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at the Ft. Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home and Crematory, Ft. Myers. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JANIS ANN THOMPSON (MCQUADE)(EDELBLUT) (FMHS 1948) 2003-04-08 Janis Ann Thompson Edelblut, 74, of Fort Myers died Sunday. Mrs. Edelblut was born December 23, 1928, in Fort Myers and worked for many years as a Hairdresser in Sanibel and Fort Myers. She was a Life Member of Central United Methodist Church, Associate Member of First United Methodist Church, as well as being a member of the Fort Myers High School Class of 1948, Lee County Pioneer Club, Princess of the Edison Pageant of Light Court from 1949-1950 and was an avid Bridge player. Survivors include her husband Richard T. Edelblut of Ft. Myers; son Richard Edelblut, Jr. of Ft. Myers; daughter Cherilyn Black of Ft. Myers; granddaughter Jordan Black of Fort Myers; brother Jesse Thompson of Ft. Myers; aunts Frankie Watson of Royal Palm Beach, Margaret Brayant and Larurine Thompson both of Ft. Myers, and Joanie Johnson of Astoria, Oregon; uncle Dave Greene of Ft. Myers Beach. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 6-8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, 1:00 PM, at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Chuck Engelhardt and Reverend James Rosenberg officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DEBRA TERESA "DEBBIE" MCMILLAN (MORRISON) (WICKER) (FMHS 1971) 1999-09-22 Nov. 21, 1953 to Sep. 9, 1999 Debra McMillan Wicker passed away on Thursday, September 9, 1999 in Crestview, Florida. Her husband, Kenneth Wicker, and three daughters, Sheri Morrison, Jennifer Morrison and Sarah Morrison survive her. Debbie is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Gene (FMHS 1969) and Crystal Dee Murray McMillan (FMHS 1971); nephews, Gary Cline, Arlie McMillan; nieces, Lisa Cline Sweitzer, Christie McMillan. Her lifelong friend, Bonnie Rachel Wright Johns (FMHS 1971), also survives her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie (FMHS 1937) and Bessie McMillan, as well as her sister, MaryAnn Cassels Cline (FMHS 1957), and her brother, Hilmer Cassels (FMHS 1955). Debbie was born in Fort Myers, attended Lee County Schools and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1971. She had a keen interest in horses, and was involved in the raising and training of horses until her death. She was a barber by trade until she joined her husband's business in 1991. It was her dream to live in the West and her dream was realized in the last year of her life. Everyone who knew her will long remember Debbie's determination and her desire to succeed. Friends and family gathered for private services and a celebration of Debbie's life in Crestview, Florida on Saturday, September 11, 1999. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

LEONA C SCOTT (THORNTON)(MOORE)(WATSON) (FMHS 1945) 1998-06-21 Leona C. Scott Thornton Moore Watson was born in Fort Myers on August 24, 1926. She left this life on June 19, 1998. A native of Lee County and a ten-generation Floridian. Member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County. She was of the Baptist faith. Former owner and operator of J.V.'s Barbeque in North Fort Myers. She was preceded in death by her parents, James H. Scott and Ruth Curry Scott Williams. Also her husbands, Stuart H. Thornton, Nov. 27, 1991; J.V. Moore, Jr., Jan. 8, 1971; sister, Betty Jean Bass, Mar. 12, 1993. Survivors include her children, Carmeletta "Cookie" Anderson (Paul) of Sylvania, Ga., Randall C. "Randy" Moore (Penny) of North Fort Myers, Harry Stuart "Butch" Thornton (Camille) of North Fort Myers, J.V. "John" Moore III (Kathy) of Sylvania, Ga. Other survivors include her sisters, Kathleen Mason (W.H.) and Patricia Harrell of North Fort Myers; and a brother, Paul J. Scott (Virginia) of Fort Myers. She had eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial services will be private. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

PHOEBE ALICE LAMB (BARNES) (FMHS 1950) 2003-09-21 Published on September 21, 2003 BARNES, Phoebe Alice Lamb, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2003. Daughter of Edward and Lillianne Lamb, she was born in Dade City, Florida and raised in Fort Myers. She had one older brother, David. In 1961, she and her husband moved to Tampa to start their family. Mrs. Barnes was a devoted follower and member of the Christian Science Church. An adventurous and independent spirit, her lifelong hobbies included the love of astronomy, gardening, dance, foreign languages and~ [text truncated at this point] Slightly edited, from the Tampa Tribune GREEN LINE

VIRGINIA MEAD "GINNY" (HERNDON) (FMHS 1944) 2003-10-21 Virginia M. 'Ginny' Herndon, 76, of Ft. Myers died Oct. 19, 2003, she was born in Adrian, MI., a daughter of the late Alfred J. and Nellie Mead. Ginny moved to Ft. Myers in 1941 and graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1944. She married Paul C. Herndon in 1946, and as a naval officers wife traveled the world. She returned to Ft. Myers in 1973 after Paul's retirement from the navy. Ginny was a realtor in the local area for many years, she was an avid golfer and her grandchildren were the special loves of her life. Mrs. Herndon is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Paul C., Ret. Captain U.S. Navy, her sons and daughter-in- laws Dr. William A. and Juvi Herndon of Edmond, OK., Reed Michael and Laura Herndon of Ft. Myers, her daughter Linda Herndon Case of Gainesville, her daughter and son-in-law Deborah Ann and Bryan Nelson of Apopka, her grandchildren Ginny and Robin Hendron, William Paul and Jennifer Case, Kylie Morrell, Julie Herndon, Reed and Linda Nelson. A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday at 4 PM, the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service 3-4 PM. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

JACQUELINE MARGARET "JACQUIE" BORDEAUX (SCOTT)(HILE)(FOULES) (FMHS 1950) 2003-10-15 Jacquie Foules, 71, lifelong resident of Ft. Myers, passed away Oct. 9, 2003 surrounded by loving family at Hospice House South after a brief illness. Predeceased by parents Francis and Kathryn (Simmons) Bordeaux, and brother Butch Bordeaux. She was a 1950 graduate of FMHS. She loved family, friends, traveling, RV traveling, and bluegrass music. She was very active in the Red Hat Society as Queen Mutha of City of Palms Red Hat Mammas Chapter. She is survived by her husband John (Jack) Foules, her daughter Nancy (Richard) DeMaio, son Jeff (Angie) Hile, son Shawon (Susie) Hile, brothers Bruce (Sherry) Bordeaux and Bill (Cathy) Bordeaux, grandchildren Carmen Arlotta, Kaley Hoxie, Rebecca Renfroe, Mark Paul, Jr., and Thomas Paul. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 at Phil Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL. 33919. The family requests donations in Jacquie's memory to Hope Hospice South, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908 in lieu of flowers. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

BERAH RENNOLDS (SIBLEY) (LAMB) (ALVA 1925) 2002-11-21 Berah Rennolds Lamb (Mrs. Clyde lamb), 94, born December 7, 1907 at Hansford, Florida (where the Methodist camp is located on SR 78 east of Alva and west of Fort Denaud, Florida) has died at home November 16, 2002, just three weeks short of her 95th birthday. The Rennolds homestead was named after Hansford in honor of Berah's Grandfather Edwin Hansford Rennolds who was chaplain of the Florida Senate for several terms at the turn of the century. She was a lifelong resident of Lee County, as the family moved to Lee County when Lee County was divided into Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties in the 1920's. She was in the first graduating class of Alva High School, along with two others. She often told of graduating as her class Salutorian, and that her son would say 'But Mama, there were only three of you!' Berah married Frank Louis Sibley of Alma, Georgia when he came to Fort Myers to work on the railroad. They moved to Alma where her four sons were born. Berah married Clyde Lamb in 1936. Clyde was also a graduate of Alva High School and a veteran of World War I. For many years he delivered mail on 'Rural Route 2', which included most of Lee County along the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers to Alva, along both sides of the river. Clyde died in 1961. Berah was a school teacher in Lee County elementary schools for her entire professional career. She was given her teaching exam as a young woman by J. Colin English himself. She began her teaching career at Baysbore Elementary School ( original Samville/Woodrow site), moved to Gwynne Institute in Ft. Myers, taught one year at Tropic Isles Elementary, then moved to Edgewood Elementary, and finished up her teaching career at Allen Park Elementary. She enjoys the distinction of having taught more children to read than any other teacher in the history of Lee County Schools. She was known to countless people through her wonderful storybook readings, in her classrooms, fellow teachers' classes, her own grandchildren, and as the storybook lady on Saturday afternoons at the old downtown Ft. Myers Library. She attended University of Florida and Florida Southern University, the hard way. Berah took a bus every week to Gainesville and on the weekends took the bus back to Fort Myers to cook and clean for her family. Berah received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1950, graduating Cum Laude. She was Southern Baptist and was for many years the sparkplug of the Junior Sunday School Ministry at First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers. She eventually moved to First Baptist Church of North Fort Myers (Evergreen Road) where she was the mainstay of the music ministry (both piano and organ) for nearly 20 years. Moving to Northside Baptist Church on Littleton Road, she continued her music ministry . Eventually she provided piano- playing support to the Bayshore community chapel, where she had originally started her church music ministry in the 1930's while a Bayshore area resident. In the 1990's she moved her membership to North Shore Alliance Church in her neighborhood. She continued to provide free piano lessons for interested children. Berah is survived by three of her four sons, Charles L. Sibley, Wilson R. Sibley, Clarence E. 'Gene' Sibley, nine grandchildren and eleven grandchildren, and her youngest brother Wilson Rennolds, who lived next door to her for the past forty years. Those who knew this devout woman truly believe the Lord's first words to her were, 'well done good and faithful servant,' Matthew 25:2 Ia. Few have enjoyed the great love and respect that Berah has earned. Her love of the Lord, the Lord's creation (she was an accomplished botanist and grower), her fellow humans, (both children and adults), and her family, were her crowning achievements. She was tireless, kind and selfless. She lived what she preached. If ever a saint lived, she was it. A memorial service will be conducted at North Shore Alliance Church, at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd, officiated by Rev. Robert Formica and Rev. Wayne Beeler. Following the service friends and family are invited to join us at Berah's home at 1560 Piney Road. She will be remembered by all those lives who have been touched by her having been on earth. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to North Shore Alliance Debt Retirement, the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Fund, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

DANIEL M STARKS (FMHS 2000) 2003-10-27 Daniel M. Starks, 21, a Police Officer with Ft. Myers Police Dept., went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, following a motor vehicle collision while on duty in Ft. Myers. He was born on January 17, 1982 in Ft. Myers, the son of Jerry and Kathe Starks. Daniel was an active member of the First Christian Church of Ft. Myers, the Ft. Myers Police Explorers Post, a former Boy Scout and a volunteer Firefighter with the Bayshore Fire Department. In his brief 21 years, he was dedicated to a life of serving others and the Lord. He is survived by his loving parents, Jerry and Kathe Starks, Cape Coral, his maternal grandparents, Carl & Virginia Wolf, Flushing, MI, 2 brothers, Andrew and Benjamin Starks, Cape Coral; and his fiancee, Jessica Ruhl, along with his many friends, police officers and firefighters. Visitation will be held at the First Christian Church of Ft. Myers, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A service celebrating Daniel's life will be held at the First Christian Church on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at 1:00 PM. Full honors will be accorded at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

NOLAN L DURRE (FMHS 1931) 1998-07-07 Nolan L. Durre, 84, passed away Friday, July 3, in Homestead, FL. Mr. Durre was born in Edgewood, IL., Oct. 25, 1913 to the late Fred C. and Carrie Morris Durre, came to Fort Myers, FL. at six weeks of age. He attended Lee county Schools and the University of Florida, graduating in 1937 with a B.S., majoring in chemistry and as double minor in biology. Mr. Durre also received a Master's degree in biochemistry and a minor in plant physiology from the University in 1940. He went to work for Woburn Chemical Company in Moore Haven, FL. as a research chemist. In 1942 Mr. Durre was called into the Army. Having received a reserve Commission in College he reported to Fort Benning, GA. After completing a refresher course, and joining the 81st. Wildcat Division, he served as assistant (G2) Intelligence Officer the rest of his army career. As assistant G2 he worked on planning invasion of the Pacific Islands. He planned for the invasion of the Japanese Islands and mopping up operations in the Philippines when the war was over. He spent eighteen months in the Pacific, advancing to the rank of Major, detailed to the General Staff Corp of 81st Division. Upon his return from Army service, he worked with his father-in-law, growing potatoes in Lee County. Woburn Chemical Co. called him back as chemist until they moved their Florida operations back to NJ. He then joined Glades Henry County Health Dept as Sanitarian for two years. He was also Administrator of the U.S. Sugar Program in Clewiston, FL. It was December 1952 he and his family moved to Homestead, FL. where he accepted a position as Assistant County Agent with the Agricultural Extension Service, serving 21 years as a Vegetable Specialist. While still in the Army Reserve, Mr. Durre was an instructor in the Command at General Staff School of the Reserve in Miami. He attended Command at General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. as a student and a teacher, also Director of Instruction for one tour of active duty. He retired from the Reserve with the rank of Colonel, in 1973. Mr. Durre and family purchased a summer home in Highlands, NC. in 1969 and have enjoyed many months there each year until his failing health this year. In 1997 he received his sixty year Masonic Pin. He also received several awards for his distinguished service with the Agricultural Extension Service. Mr. Durre is survived by his wife, Betty; a son Jack of Port St. Lucie, FL.; a grandson, Jonathan Durre of Miami; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Bostelman; a niece, Mrs. Linda Holdsclaw both of Fort Myers, FL.; and nephews: Ernest Bostelman, Jr., of Auburndale, FL. and Rick Bostelman of Fitzgerald, GA. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE

ALMA IRENE "HANS" HILL TREBELL (FMHS 1929) 2003-11-06 Alma Hill Trebell, native of Ft. Myers and longtime resident of Estero, passed away Monday afternoon in Ft. Myers. A 1929 graduate of Ft. Myers High School, Mrs. Trebell and her husband owned and operated Trebell's Garage for many years in Estero. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1974. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 7, 2003 at 2:00 PM at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens in the Chapel of Light with the Rev. Ted Althouse officiating. Arrangements are by the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Slightly edited, from the Fort Myers News-Press GREEN LINE



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