Friday, December 13, 2019

Obituaries - John Balliet, Cassie Williams

John Samuel Balliet, Jr, age 75, of LaBelle, passed away December 10, 2019 in LaBelle.
He was born Aug. 2, 1944 in Dade City, FL, to the late John Samuel and Sadie Agnes (Christy) Balliet.
He worked in Agriculture as a Tractor Driver.
Survivors include
four sisters: Gloria Seay, Lottie Prosser, Mary Torres and Betty Miller
Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm at First Christian Church, LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating.
Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle at a later date.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Cassie Marline Williams, age 62, of Ortona, Florida went to her heavenly home on December 9, 2019 at her home in Ortona, Florida.
She was born on April 15, 1957 to Marvin and Doris Williams in Fort Myers, Florida.
Cassie is best known for her love for her family, cooking and her love for people. She got to share her love with many people through her catering business Cracker Cookin' and Caterin'. She loved her free time spending it with her family always. From Sunday dinners to vacation, she always surrounded herself with her family. She was a life long member of the Ortona Holiness Church and also attended Oakgrove Holiness Church.
She will always be remembered for her kindness and loving ways, her unwavering faith in God and her voice that was like listening to an angel here on earth. Her greatest joys in life were antiquing with her sister Dorinda, vacationing with her family, spending time with her girls and their families. She was adamant about Sunday dinners all together and singing for the Lord.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Marvin and Doris Williams, two sisters; Jacklynn Danas, and Lonnell Williams, and her grandparents Lonnie and Juanita Williams and Lola Viola Peterson Wooten.
She is survived by her three daughters; Delana Lara and her husband Frank, Angel Kirtland and her husband Mike, Amanda McRoy and her husband Jonathan, two sons; Odie Marney and his wife Resa, and Adam Marney, eight grandchildren, sisters; Dorinda Campos and her husband Sal, Sue Heflin and her husband Hugh, one brother; Barney Kahan and his wife Maureen, special niece; Deona Campos, special nephew; Nathan Campos and his wife Telina, many nieces, nephews, and her cousin; Carol Collins
Celebration of her life will be Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Ortona Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Sergio Rodriguez Dies At 91

Sergio M Romero Rodriguez, age 91, of Clewiston, passed away December 2, 2019 in Clewiston.
He was born Nov. 7, 1928 in Matanzas, Cuba to the late Miguel and the late Zoila (Rodriguez) Romero. Mr. Romero Rodriguez married Carmelina Piñeiro; she survives. Sergio worked as a machine operator for many years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed by his entire family.
Sergio is also survived by his children; Sergio M. Romero Piñeiro and his wife Eva, Miguel S. Romero and his wife Lourdes, Dania Marquez and her husband Dennis, ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, many extended family and family friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 10-12 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Clewiston.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Port LaBelle Country Village Boil Water Warning Lifted

LaBelle, Fla. – The boil water notice in effect for the Country Village area in Port LaBelle since last week has been lifted.

Bacteriological tests run on the water returned with passing results. Residents may discontinue boiling their water.

Residents with question or concerns are asked to call 863-675-5376.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Musical At Church December 15



LABELLE, FL. -- On December 15th at 11:00 a.m.  LaBelle Assembly of God will present the musical, “No Other Name”.  There will be scripture readings and Christmas songs by the congregation and special music to go with the program.  

"No Other Name shows the greatness of our God and all His splendor, yet He left heaven to come humbly for mankind to be born in a stable." said Pastor Averty.  Some of the Songs that will be sung are, Mary Did You Know, What Is Christmas, Born To Die, Oh holy Night. 

Everyone is invited, LaBelle assembly of God is located at 135 Fraser Ave. Next to the “Edward Upthegrove Elementary School”. For more information call 675- 0900 and ask for Kathy.

Pictured left to right Kathy Avery, Julie Wilkins, Debbie Miller, Richard Robinson, Henry Avery,Clifford Avery, and David Miller   

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Fandom Fest At The Library Saturday



FORT MYERS, FL. -- Kids young and old enjoyed the afternoon at the Fort Myers Regional Library during Fandom Fest.

Fandom Fest in the downtown Fort Myers main library Saturday featured live music and entertainment, gaming and climbing experiences, Virtual Reality experience, a Cosplay workshop and fashion show, along with games and crafts, card trading, food trucks, and character photo opportunities.

Photo by Barbara A. Whelan