Thursday, September 12, 2019

Anthony Schmidt Dies At 76

Anthony Peter Schmidt, age 76, of Moore Haven, passed away September 11, 2019 in Moore Haven.
He was born Jan. 25, 1943 in Port Huron, MI, to the late Anthony P and Loraine (Armstrong) Schmidt.
Survivors include his wife: Chareyl Diane (Reid) Schmidt
one son: Anthony P Schmidt
2 Grandchildren
He was an Owner of a Boating Company and held related Patents.
Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Texas.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Goodwill and Community Resource Center Opens



LABELLE, FL. -- In cooperation with local community organizations including United Way and The Royal Companies, Goodwill Retail and Donation Center reopened this morning with officials, employees, and customers celebrating the remodeling of the store and the opening of the new Community Resource Center at 91. S. Lee Street.

Lisa Sands, manager of the LaBelle United Way played a big part in the new Community Resource Center which is now providing free digital training, Veterans Services, Employment Services, and family strengthening resources for the local community.

The Royal Companies manage the shopping center and provided the extra floor space for the new Resource Center.

Saturday, music and food will be on hand along with discounts on donated goods and seasonal items.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Obituaries - Martin, Pallares, Sassaman

Richard Weyman Martin, age 61, of Palmdale, passed away September 10, 2019 in Palmdale.
He was born Dec. 7, 1957 in Sebring, FL, to the late Richard Rudolf and to Joyce (Gibbs) Martin.
Survivors include:
mother Joyce (Gibbs) Gillett
one sister: Diann Roof
He was a Heavy Equipment Operator.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Dulce Ofelia Pallares, age 64, of Clewiston, passed away September 8, 2019 in Clewiston.
She was born Apr. 28, 1955 in Cuba, to Amelia Hasti Rojas .
Survivors include one son: Michael Moreno
one daughter: Nadine Moreno
mother Amelia Hasti Rojas
A brother: Reynaldo Montereale
4 grandchildren, & 1 great grandchild
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.
Troy Dean Sassaman, age 55, of LaBelle, passed away September 6, 2019 in Tampa.
He was born Mar. 26, 1964 in Elkhart, IN, to Gerald and Tokalee (Roberto) Sassaman.
Survivors include three sons: Kevin Sassaman, Shea Sassaman and Zachary Sassaman
parents Gerald and Tokalee (Roberto) Sassaman
one brother: Tony Sassaman
5 Grandchildren
He was the owner of a Decorative Concrete Company
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Francesca Antoine Killed In Crash

Larry Gerome Wills, 32 of Clewiston was eastbound negotiating a curve on State Road 80 west of County Road 833 at 1:48 p.m. Saturday as Francesca M. Antoine 26, of Bradenton was westbound negotiating the curve on State Road 80 east of Willa.

Wills attempted to pass slower moving traffic in a no passing zone. Both vehicles swerved toward the north shoulder to avoid a collision. The front of Will's vehicle struck the left side of Antoine's which rotated counterclockwise and came to to an uncontrolled stop in the westbound lane of SR-80 faced north. Antoine's vehicle continued north over an embankment and came to an uncontrolled stop off the roadway faced north.

Antoine was killed and Wills had serious injuries. Charges are pending said the FHP.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Serious Injuries In Glades County Crash

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Jonathan Clarke Busbin, 26 of Alva was traveling north on County Road 731 at 2:45 p.m. Friday, approaching a left curve on Walter Greer Road. He continued to travel north failing to negotiate the curve and entered the grass shoulder north of the curve.

The vehicle collided with a fence north of Walter Greer Road and continued to travel north colliding with a tree.The vehicle rotated counter-clockwise before coming to final rest facing east.

Busbin was charged with DUI causing bodily and property damage. Passengers T J Albertelli, 27 and John Knight 27, both of Lehigh Acres were seriously injured and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.