Friday, March 23, 2018

Joseph McLeod Dies At 76

Joseph Marvin McLeod, age 74, of LaBelle, passed away March 16, 2018 in Fort Myers.
He was born March 4, 1944 in Live Oak, FL, to the late Reid Auldy and the late Lena (Jordan) McLeod. He served during Vietnam in the Army.
He is survived by his loving wife: Joyce M. (Pickles) McLeod, son: Keith Joseph McLeod (Brenda), grandchildren, Nikolas Haverkamp, Madison Benton and Timmie Joe Benton
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shannon McLeod-Benton.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey Jr. officiating.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Obituaries - Marcus Jenkins, Evelyn Greer

Marcus Lee Jenkins, age 77, of LaBelle, passed away March 16, 2018 in Fort Myers.
Marcus was born Aug. 28, 1940 in Clay County, Tennessee, to Hermit and Helen (Phillips) Jenkins. Marcus retired from Western Electric after 34 years. He was a member of Countryside Wesleyan Church in Alva. Marcus married Doris E. Fyffe. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved Marcus.
Marcus is survived by his loving and caring wife of 57 years; Doris Jenkins of LaBelle, sons; Douglas Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio and Michael Jenkins and his wife Diana of LaBelle, adopted daughter; Selena Waryan and her husband Frank of Minnesota; grandchildren; Thomas Jenkins and wife Liz, Jarod Jenkins and wife Jenn, Mickie and her husband Alexander Carsner; great grandchildren; William Jenkins, Alexis and Thomas Carsner, Ethan Henderson, and Isabella Brainard, brother; Russell Jenkins and sister; Dean Long.
Marcus was preceded in death by his siblings; Roy, Kenneth, Gerald, Jack, Lucille and Emma Jean.
Celebration of Marcus' life will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle where Pastor Kevin Barnsdale will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Evelyn Gayletona Greer, age 57, of Clewiston, passed away Thursday March 15, 2018.
She was born July 30, 1960 in Clewiston, FL, to Evelyn Yvonne (Hensley) Swindle and the late Calvin G. Swindle, Pre-deceased by a brother Charlie Swindle. Evelyn was a Care giver for the elderly employed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Survivors by her husband: Harold Greer, one son: John Calvin (JC) McIntyre of OH and two daughters: Niki Kelley and Johanna (Jason) Jones, one sister: Sherry (Timmy) Lee all of Clewiston. Grandmother of Austin, Brody and Lucy Gail Jones, Athena McIntyre, Wyatt, Cody, Bailey and Markie Greer, Fur grand Babies' Annabelle and Nate, Aunt of Sharon Rae (Daniel) Paniagua and Tyler Peacock.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00pm at the New Harvest Church, with Pastor Chuck Pelham officiating.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston

David Risner Dies At 81

David J Risner, age 81, of LaBelle, passed away March 23, 2018 in LaBelle.
He was born Feb. 4, 1937 in Wolfe County, KY, to the late George and Myrtle (Craft) Risner.
He served in the U.S. Army. He was a Minister.
Survivors include his wife: Janice (Oditt) Risner
one daughter: Judie Gibson
two brothers: Ronald Risner and Burnice Risner,
one sister: Faye Rudd
1 grandchild
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Looking Forward And Back At Theatre April 6

LABELLE, FL. -- Katie Redmond and Cindy Shough sing while musician John Wall intently reads and plays the music at rehearsals for "Looking Forward and Back," which starts on April 6. 

This production is directed by Nick Fidanza. Putting on a good show for everyone to enjoy is the main objective of the Firehouse Singers. Work is something they are not afraid of - whether it is rehearsing 2 and 3 nights a week, costuming or set preparation. 

 This year's extravaganza celebrates 25 years of entertaining! Performances will be April 6-8 and 12-15. So get your tickets by calling our ticket hotline at (863) 675-3066 or online at, and come on down and enjoy the show. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. 

The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in beautiful downtown LaBelle.

Trump's Alleged Affair With Playmate Of The Year McDougal

National News

Former Playboy model and 1998 playmate of the year Karen McDougal tells about her alleged 10-month affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and 2007 seeing him dozens of times she says, including having unprotected sex with the TV celebrity.

The alleged affair took place she says after the birth of Trump's son Baron. She says she ended the affair. She told Anderson Cooper that she was in love with Trump and that he in return said he was in love with her.