Sunday, January 17, 2021

Obituaries - Lorina Scheffler, Aged 62, Abundio Rodriquez, Aged 49

Lorina Perry Scheffler, 62, of Clewiston, Florida passed away on January 13, 2021. Lorina was born in Gainesville, Florida to Muriel Dean and Frances Earl Perry on September 25, 1958. 

She attended Clewiston High School and graduated in 1976. 

Lorina was a homemaker and loved raising her children and spending time with her family. Some of Lorina's favorite things were playing piano on the First Baptist Church praise team, traveling to visit family and friends and helping others. 

Lorina as survived by her husband, Sean Scheffler Sr; her children; Sean Bradley Scheffler Jr, Jeremiah and Sarah Crouch, and Daniel and Sally Hoots. Her grandchildren; Garrett and Devyn Bunting, Madison Crouch, Isaac Crouch, Sean Bradley Scheffler III, and Ashton Scheffler. Her great- grandchildren Kennedi Bunting and Maverick Bunting. Her siblings; Dean and Connie Perry along with their children Michael, Chante', Chelsea, Brooke and Audrey. Chuck and Sharon Rogers and their children Deena and Chris. And Thomas and April Perry with their children Cory, Jerid and Jeneva. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Muriel and Frances Perry. 

Celebration of Life service will be held on January 19, 2021 at The First Baptist Church of Clewiston at 2 pm with a viewing at 1 pm. 

Akin-Davis Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

Abundio Rodriguez, age 49, of Moore Haven, passed away January 10, 2021 in Moore Haven. He was born July 11, 1971 in Mexico, to the late Daniel Rodriguez Rojas and Antonia Trinidad Florencio. 

He worked as a Mechanic for US Sugar Corp. 

Survivors include one son: Daniel Rodriguez one daughter: Alina Florez 

Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. 

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in LaBelle January 19

 LABELLE, FL. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated in LaBelle, Florida in Hendry County each year, community leaders and citizens join a walking parade up MLK Boulevard Monday morning, marching a mile and a half around the community from Cowboy Way and MLK Blvd. to the Alton "Kid" Jones Park, and then listening to short talks and then moving to the James Singleton Community Center for lunch.

Above: Video of Shywona Williams' recitation of the famous Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" speech performed at the celebration in the park in 2017. https://youtu.be/P9TVN-45-iw

Saturday, January 16, 2021

"Martin's Journey" On Zoom January 18 At 7 PM

 

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"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." - Rosa Parks

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hendry/Glades Obituaries - Billie Gibson, Aged 80 Abundio Rodriquez, Aged 49

Billie Ruth Allen Gibson, 80, of Clewiston, passed away early Friday morning, January 8, 2021 at Palms West Hospital. She was born May 27, 1940 in Fort Myers, Florida the youngest of 7 siblings. 

Billie Ruth grew up in Felda with her parents Hattie Evelyn and Myrton Otis Allen. She was educated in a one room schoolhouse in Felda until being bussed to LaBelle for high school graduating in 1958. She earned a teaching degree at Florida State University where she met and married William Edwards Davies in October 1960. 

After a several years leading elementary classes in Immokalee, Denver, Bayshore and LaBelle, Billie Ruth spent most of her career teaching social studies at LaBelle Middle School. 

In LaBelle she was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd and the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. 

She wed William Gibson in 1987 and moved with him to Clewiston in 2004 to help care for her grandchildren. 

She served as secretary of the Clewiston Garden Club and was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Billie Ruth had a lifelong love of reading and history. She loved gathering with family and friends to play games and tell stories. Her children were raised with Mom telling stories of historical figures as if they were family members. Each child was assigned a favorite birthday meal of Mom's choosing. Each grandchild shared a favorite musical or literary movie with their Nanny. She was a wonderful and loving Nanny. Her marvelous storytelling will be long remembered, and her ready laugh will not be forgotten. 

Billie Ruth was predeceased by parents Hattie Evelyn Goff and Myrton Otis Allen, brothers Carl Wayne Allen, Jack Douglas Allen, James Edsel Allen, and Myrton Otis Allen, Jr., sisters Daisy Emma Parsons, and Glenda May Allison. 

She is survived by her husband William Ollie Gibson of the home, son William Allen Davies (wife Mistie) in Titusville, FL; daughters Jane Sadette Davies Purcell (husband Darren) of Norman, OK; and Laura Beth Davies Jones (husband Scott) of Clewiston, stepsons Brian Keith Gibson, and William Kevin Gibson, grandchildren Elisabeth Jane Palmer, Ryan Michael Palmer, William Evans Davies, Emma Kaitlin Davies, Bruce Franklyn Jones, Evelyn Kay Jones, and Leslie Nicole Jones, and step-grandchildren Victor William Engel (wife Anne), Frances Renee Rios (husband Rolando), William Kale Gibson, Justin Cade Gibson, Aubrey Nicole Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Robert Edward Purcell, and Ethan Michael Purcell, and many cousins, nieces, nephews. 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

Abundio Rodriguez, age 49, of Moore Haven, passed away January 10, 2021 in Moore Haven. He was born July 11, 1971 in Mexico, to the late Daniel Rodriguez Rojas and Antonia Trinidad Florencio. 
He worked as a Mechanic for US Sugar Corp. 

Survivors include one son: Daniel Rodriguez one daughter: Alina Florez 

Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 PM at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.

Clewiston 22-year old Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

CLEWISTON, FL. A 22 year old male from Clewiston was on a motorcycle and traveling west on Pine Lane, west of Cabbage Way at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday, and traveled onto the north shoulder and collided with a culvert, then vaulted and overturned several times. 

Driver was separated from the vehicle and came to final rest on a residential lawn, located on the north side of Pine Lane. 

He was airlifted to Saint Mary's Medical Center and pronounced deceased.