Monday, April 25, 2011

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Manuel Cruz-Alvarez, age 79, of Clewiston died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Clewiston, FL. Manuel was born June 17, 1931 in , . He is the son of the late Francisco and the late Adela Cruz. He was employed as a Welder for many years. .

He is survived by his one daughter: Adela Vallejo of Clewiston, FL and two sons: Jose De Jesus Cruz, Juan Francisco Cruz of Monterrey, MX; Brother of one sister: Marta. Predeceased by his Son, Manuel. His body was cremated and will be scattered at a later date.

Irene Gause, age 88, of Fort Myers, formally of LaBelle died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Joanne's House at Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs, FL. Irene was born July 16, 1922 in St. Clair County, AL. She is the daughter of the late William D. and the late Minnie (Jackson) Dison.

She was a cook for the Hendry County Jail for many years. She is survived by her one daughter: Bobbie Faye Gause of LaBelle, FL and two sons: Joe (Darcy) Bowman of Fort Myers, FL, Claude Bowman; she also has twenty seven Grandchildren and many great grandchildren; preceded in death by son, James Gause, brother; Calvin Dison and sister, Estella.

Graveside service was 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 23 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, 1170 Cemetery Road, LaBelle, Fl with Pastor James Monson officiating. Interment was in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation was 1 hour prior to service in Fort Denaud Cemetery, 1170 Cemetery Road, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - La Belle.

Walter Benjamin King, age 84, of Clewiston died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at home in Clewiston. Walter was born February 9, 1927 in Talladega, AL. He is the son of the late Fred and the late Irene King. He married Sadie L. Booth and she preceded him in death on march 29, 2010. He served in the Navy. He was employed as Heavy Equipment Operator.

He is survived by his two daughters: Sheila Whidden of Clewiston, FL, Elizabeth (Larry) Lowman of Clewiston, FL and one son: Douglas (Debbie) King of Gainesville, FL; Predeceased by his loving wife of Son, Kenneth King, Daughter, Barbara King.

Jeanie Miller, age 77, of Clewiston died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at JFK Medical Center of Atlantis, FL. Jeanie was born May 19, 1933 in Mattoon, IL. She is the daughter of the late Nelson and the late Myrtle (Winnings) Myers. She married Robert Leon Miller Sr; he preceded her in death on July 2, 2008. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hookers Point. She was a stay at home wife and mother all of her life.

She is survived by her two daughters: Debra Miller of Clewiston, FL, Diana L. Roland of Clewiston and three sons: John Miller of Clewiston, FL, Robert Miller, Jr(Susan) of Clewiston, FL, Jim Miller (Penny) of N Fort Myers, FL; ; she also has 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren Predeceased by her grandchild, Casey Miller.

The funeral service was held 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20 at Calvary Baptist Church, Corner Of Davidson & Gratton (Hookers Point), Clewiston, FL with Rev. David McClusky officiating. Interment was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston, visitation was held one hour before services. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Carolyn Sands-Routt, age 67, of Alva died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at her home. Carolyn was born January 26, 1944 in Alva, Florida She is the daughter of the late Wyatt and Laura Sands. She was predeceased by her husband, Marion Routt .

Survivors include two daughters: Melody Gran of Lehigh Acres, Michelle Garner of LaBelle, and one son: Marion Todd Routt of Lehigh Acres, her mother Laura Sands; four sisters: Evelyn Tuffree, Loretta Koepke, Joann Brewer, Janice Humphries and one brother: Willard Sands. She also has 7 grandchildren; Joshua Garner; Sarah Garner; Cody Garner; Thomas Gran; Daniel Gran; Winston Routt; , Jacob Routt and two great-grandchildren, Kyrstin English; Thomas James Gran, Jr.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, April 25 at First Baptist Church Of Alva, 2790 Joel Blvd., Alva, FL with Brother George Henderson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery.

Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home of Fort Myers (239) 694-6444

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