Monday, September 24, 2012

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Patriarch Robert "Bob" Ellsworth Carson age 87, of Alva passed away at 5:10 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 in Hope Healthcare Services of Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Bob was born on August 1, 1925 in Riverside, California to the late Mr. Cleo Carl and Mrs. Leah Belle Peterson Carson. He married Debra Carson, she survives. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also the Executive Director of the Tri-County Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association and editor of the newsletter entitled Happiest Travelers. 

He has been a resident of Alva since 1981. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Central Europe (he was also in the unit the liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp) as a Staff Sergeant from January 1944 to October 1946; receiving the America Campaign Medal, European African Middle East Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.

Bob is survived by his wife; Debra, sons; G. Daniel Carson and William Carson, daughters; Colette Carson Royston, Nicole Carson DeGomez and Michelle Carson Dammer and Scott, fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one sister; Carla Lordan.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 315 Richmond Avenue North, Lehigh Acres, Florida. Interment with military rites by the United States Army will follow at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Sarasota National Cemetery located at 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Florida.

Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Raymond Howard Snyder, age 85, of LaBelle, passed away Sept. 15, 2012 in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 24, 1926 in Miami, FL, to the late Oscar L. Snyder and the late Lucille Elizabeth (Royal) Snyder. He was also preceded in death by four brothers.
Raymond served in the Merchant Marine during WWII. Howard was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who spent the last thirty-six years of his life with his wife Golda living on the edge of Sadie Cypress Swamp in a house they called the "Cabin." He was a carpenter by trade and built several houses in the Immokalee area including the home where he and Golda lived and raised their daughters. He was a resident of Immokalee for fifty years and of LaBelle for the past three years.
Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years: Golda Pauline(Skipper) Snyder, daughters: Karen (Waddy) Thompson, Laverne Massey and Gerri Lester, grandchildren: Brad Justice, Steven Justice, Robbie Massey, Ryan Massey; Emily Lester DeVaney and Erin Lester and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Chaplain Bob Moore officiating.

Craig A. Rutter, age 49, of Clewiston, passed away September 12, 2012 in Loxahatchee, FL.
He was born Feb. 25, 1963 in El Paso, Texas to the late Gene A. Rutter and Hazel A. (Smith) Rutter.

He is survived by his mother Hazel A. Rutter and sister Rebecca Curtis.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm at First Christian Church, Clewiston. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

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