Leldon Howard "Sonny" Backes, age 86, of LaBelle passed away March 10, 2012 in LaBelle. He was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Punta Gorda, the son of the late Odra Monroe Backes and the late Ollie Mae (Spivey) Backes. He was also preceded in death by his son, Danny Monroe Backes, grandson: Danny Monroe Backes, Jr., son-in-law: Earl Oberg and his beloved dog, Lady:
He served in the Coast Guard in WWII, was a member of VFW post#10100, LaBelle and served as a Deacon at Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle. Sonny loved Nascar, gardening, Hershey candy bars, Pepsi and his dog Girl.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years: Beverly "Jeannie" Backes, children: Cynthia Backes Bough and husband Gordon Bough, Theresa Oberg, daughter-in-law: Doreen Backes grandchildren: Olivia Bough and husband: Bert Vonhagel, Rebecca Bough and husband, Bobby Clukey, Jason Poole, SonnyDan Backes, Jessica Backes and husband Matt Lewis, great-grandchildren: Alexia and Evan Poole, Laeda Faith Backes, Gabriella Herrera and Jacob Herrera daughter-in-love: Paula Sue Scott and sons-in-love: Lenny Gamble and Robert Kasprack.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m at Muse Family Farm, 1633 Muse Road, LaBelle, FL with Dr. Les Morgan officiating. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
Anna B. West, age 93, of Moore Haven passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Clewiston, FL. Anna was born August 27, 1918 in Lillydale, TN. She is the daughter of the late Charles A. and the late Mary L. (Cummins) Ferguson.
She is survived by two daughters: Gloria Hughes (James) and Barbara Brown (Garry Culleny), son: Steve West, sisters: Gay Clarke (Blair) and Joyce Lengyl (Frank), daughter in law: Janet Thomas; eight grandchildren and four great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands: Dewey H. Thomas and Pershing Mayo West and a brother Richard H. Thomas.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, March 12, 2012 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1057 E. Yuan Road, Moore Haven, FL with Pastor Darryl Brannan officiating. Interment will be in Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia, FL.
Calling hours will be Monday, March 12, 2012, 1 hour prior to service at New Hope Baptist Church, 1057 E. Yuan Road, Moore Haven, FL.
Patricia Ellen Yawn, age 70, of LaBelle, passed away March 8, 2012 in LaBelle. She was born August 23, 1941 in Fort Myers, the daughter of the late Jerry Everett Freeland and the late Wilma Juanita (Popwell) Freeland.
She is survived by husband of 55 years: Valda E. Yawn, daughters; Brenda Lee Lastinger, Patricia Ann Yawn and Regina Sue Smith, grandchildren; James Edward Lastinger II, Brandy Lee Miller, Valda Eugene Yawn White, Patrick Anderson White and Shannon Eugene Yawn Raiche, great-grandchildren: Emma Lauren Yawn White, Christian Michael Miller, Anna Lee Miller, Jude Michael Miller and Mercy Lee Miller, brother; James Freeland and sister; Jacqueline Jennette Cherrington.
A memorial service will be Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at Life Ministries in LaBelle with Pastor George Rodriguez and Pastor Asia Rodriguez officiating.
Patricia was a loving wife and mother and now rests in the arms of God. Cremation Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home- LaBelle