Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Juanita Irene Collins, age 75, of LaBelle, passed away July 26, 2011 in Lehigh Acres. Juanita was born October 7, 1935 in Middlesboro, KY., the daughter of the late Burl and the late Henrietta (Noe) Collins.

Survivors include her survived by her children: Rocky Wayne Sutton of LaBelle, David Burl Sutton of LaBelle, Deborah Lynn Pelham of Phillips, ME, Timothy Royce Sutton of Arcadia, Cynthia Ann Hull of Augusta, GA and George Michael Wombles of Lehigh Acres, fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.  Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery. 

Mary Elizabeth Pilkington Moore, age 87, of Palmdale died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Good Shepherd Hospice of Sebring, FL. Mary was born June 20, 1924, in Nashville, TN. She is the daughter of the late William Andrew and Alma (Barron) Pilkington. She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by three sons: William A. Moore (Susan), Rosh E. Moore, and Andrew Moore (Barbara); three daughters: Carolyn Lowe (Dennis Howard), A. Gayle Lambert Gunn (B.K), Judith Donnellan (Jim); one brother: Daniel Pilkington (Jean) of Miami; one sister: Frances Pierce (Don) of Cape Coral, FL and twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and best friend Esta Douglass.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Moore, Sr.; son: Joseph F. Moore, Jr.; grandson: Jerry Parks, and six siblings.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Viewing will be held at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 6-9 pm. A Home Going Celebration will be held at the Labelle Church of God on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 3 pm.

Alpha Theodore Farabee died July 26, 2011. Ted was born January 23, 1923, in Arcadia, Florida. He spent his childhood in Rainey Slough near Venus, FL. 

He is one of the few left who attended the one room school house that is still standing at Rainey Slough on Farabee rd. He later attended Labelle High School where he played football. Later he served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII in the Philippines and the Sea of Japan until the end of the war. At seventeen he went to electrical school in Chicago and then remained in electrical work until he retired from FPL as chief electrician after 36 ½ years, and after retirement worked at Ace Hardware on a part-time basis.

For 58 years Ted served his Lord and his church in various positions including Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, Pastor's council, and church clerk. He was an active member of the Labelle Church of God, and made it his personal goal to tell everyone he met about the love of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Lardner Farabee and Lula Harn Farabee, his brother Noran C. Farabee, his sister Lucille Farabee Clark, and his daughter Judith Farabee Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mattie Gray Farabee, his children A. T. Farabee Jr., James Wesley Farabee, Thomas Wayne Farabee, and Dale Anthony Farabee.

He has 20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

At the tender age of 88 ½ years Ted has achieved his great reward. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends, but we look forward to seeing him again in the 'Sweet by and by'. 

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