Friday, June 10, 2011

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Mattie Juanita Bush, age 93, of LaBelle passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Lehigh Acres, FL. Mattie was born March 23, 1918 in Alva, FL. She is the daughter of the late Jack Alderman and the late Jessie Estellena (Platt) Green.

She is survived by her two sons: William Jerry Bush of LaBelle, FL and Donald Larry Bush of LaBelle, FL; grandchildren: Randy (Debbie) Bush, Dwaine (Sandra) Bush, Jennifer (Timothy) Barron, Heather (Tom) Herrera, Kimberly (Lynn) Lyols, Lisa Rene Bush, Sonja Lynn (Dave) Lusk, William Donald Bush; great grandchildren: Justin Bush, Steven Bush, Seth Bush, Tara Wurster, Jessica Barron, Alainee Herrera, Mallory Herrera, Noah Herrera, Arania Bush, Zachary Lusk, Jeri Lyn Lusk, Sonja Rene Bush and Kristin Bush; great-great grandchildren: Frankie Wurster, Penny Wurster and Marie Bush; sister: Corrine Motyl and many nieces and nephews.

Mattie was preceded in death by her husband William Donald Bush in 2004.

The funeral service was held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 9 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL with Pastor W. T. Maddox, Jr. officiating. Interment in Fort Denaud Cemetery. 

Donald Fred Howard, Sr. age 75, of LaBelle died June 6, 2011 in LaBelle. Fred was born October 8, 1935 in LaBelle, son of the late Seth A. Howard and the late Winifred (Langford) Howard. He worked for Hendry County as a heavy equipment operator for many years until his retirement.

Survivors include his children: Donald Fred Howard Jr. and wife Deborah, Erie Bruner and Seth Lewis Howard and wife Felisha, grandchildren, Libby Peacock, Melissa Saxon, Michael Howard, Shawn Keen and wife Robyn, great-grandchildren: Hayden Saxon, Mallory Saxon, Abby Keen, Leeah Peacock, Emily Peacock, Tanner Williams, Easton Robinson, Conner Robinson, Kinderah Robinson, brother: Wayne Howard (Carolyn), sisters: Linda Cleghorne (Jerald) and Sandra Thomas (Jimmy), sister in law: Ethelene Howard and a host of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Howard and brother: Robert W. "Pee Wee" Howard.

A graveside service was held Friday, June 10, 2011, 10:30 am at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Seth Howard and Pastor L.W. Howard officiating. Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle 

Betty H. Newsome, 76, of Fort White, FL, previously a longtime resident of South Bay, FL, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Gainesville, FL, following a short battle with cancer.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Newsome; mother, Mattie Miller and son, Andrew Newsome. Betty, along with her husband, Jack, owned Sawgrass Restaurant in South Bay for some 20 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Bridgette Kipp (Mark) Syrie, Clewiston and Dixie Newsome of Fort White, FL; sister, Linda Miller Cone, Thomasville, GA; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, FL, (386) 454-2444. Funeral services will be Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Akin-Davis Chapel in Clewiston, FL. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston.

Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL. and Akin-Davis Funeral Home

George W. Davis 81, of LaBelle, Fl., former Hendry County Engineer, passed away Thursday June 9, 2011.  The Davis family is having a small get together in his honor on Sunday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn.  About 15 hours prior to George’s death, his younger brother died.  Survivors include sons Greg and Gary Davis.  Arrangements by National Cremation and Burial Society.

Inez Couch of LaBelle, Fl. Inez was the assistant to Dallas Townsend, Hendry Agricultural agent for many years. She was very involved in the 4H program. She passed away Thursday, June 9th, 2011. 

Visitation will be from 6 7:30 p.m.Thursday June 16 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Service at 7:30 p.m.

On June 13, 2011, Virginia Cantu also known as "Bea" to all her family and friends, she won the fight against breast cancer and left us with a smile on her face. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her smile will always be remembered. She was the biggest Miami Hurricane fan and she truly loved watching the girl's play softball.

She is survived by her three daughters: Mercedes Cantu, Vanessa Cantu and Rumor Cantu with their father Valdomero Cantu; mother: Rosa Marroquin; father: Frank Marroquin; sister: Frances Canales (Adan); brother: Frankie Marroquin (Kimberly); nieces: Priscilla Jo Canales, Tiffany Canales, Elanee Marroquin and Brandynn Marroquin; nephews: Zane and Zander Marroquin; paternal grandfather: Tony Marroquin and maternal grandmother: Margarita Vasquez.

She will be missed but never forgotten.

Calling hours will be on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle, Fl, with Father Chester Domaszewicz officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Denaud Cemetery. 

Jamie Francis Boyce, age 26, of Immokalee passed away, Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL. Jamie was born November 22, 1984 in Fort Myers, FL. She is the daughter of Julian Francis and Ferrie L. (Elrod) Boyce.

She is survived by her mother; Ferrie L. Boyce, father; Julian Francis Boyce, brother; Stephen M. Gerstman, sisters; Nicole A. Hannoud and Julie Gerstein, nephews; Justin Gerstman, Kyle Pierce, Elliot Pierce and Julian Gerstein, Nieces; Morgan Pierce and Lilly Pierce, uncle; Gene Boyce.

The funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Immokalee, with Pastor Dennis Norvell and Pastor Bronc Flint officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Immokalee, Immokalee, FL.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle 

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