Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Kenneth J. Dale, age 71, of Clewiston, passed away February 13, 2013 in Clewiston.
He was born Aug. 4, 1941 in Yonkers, NY, to the late Jimmy and the late Bertha (Deubert) Dale.

Ken has played Santa Claus for many years. He has volunteered with many different organizations. He also drove the van for the DVA transporting people back and forth to the VA Hospital. He enjoyed the conversation and interaction with the people. Most recently he volunteered with the Hendry County Sheriff's Department. He was so proud of the community and enjoyed giving back to the community. He will be dearly missed by his family.

He is survived by two daughters: Karen McEnany, Kim Dale, grandchildren: Jason Dale, Phillip McEnany, Nicole McEnany Thompson, Rachel Dale Monteiro, Harry Poole; great grandchildren: Josiah Stephens, Zion Monteiro and Aaron Thompson.

Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2013 from 06:00-08:00pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. Interment will be in South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth.

Russell George Wiggins, age 91, of LaBelle, passed away February 18, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. 
He was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Tampa to the late Thomas Osborne Wiggins and the late Violet Jenny (Dalby) Wiggins. Russell served in the Navy during WWII. He was a longtime resident of Big Pine Key.

Survivors include his daughter: Judith (Carl) Swink of LaBelle, step son: Lloyd W. (Betty) Ayers Jr. of Sunrise, ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis In The Keys, 1600 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 with The Rev. Chris Todd officiating. Inurnment will take place at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Florida

Sara Frances (McCoy) DeMuzzio, 72, entered into eternal rest in Ft. Myers, Florida on February 15, 2013.

Ms. Frances was born on March 16th, 1940 in Johnson County. She had lived in Ft. Lauderdale for many years, and retired to Muse, Florida 25 years ago with her husband, Charles Richard DeMuzzio, "the love of her life for 55 beautiful years".

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie W. & Ruby Lee McCoy; her siblings, C.W. McCoy Jr., Eunice M. Spivey, Jerry McCoy, and Charlene M. Johnson; all of Wrightsville, Ga.

Survivors include her daughters: Vicki Greene, of North Ft. Myers; Kim Thomas, of Muse; and Sherrie Franklin, of LaBelle, Florida. Her grandchildren: Samantha Thomas, Charlie & Jacob Greene, of Muse, FL. Her sister, Nellie M. Lyles, and a brother, Franklin McCoy, both of Wrightsville, Ga.

"May her soul now rest in peace, and her memory and spirit live on through us, for our lives will never be the same!"

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Brantley-Powell Funeral Home in Wrightsville, GA

Services will be held Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at the Wrightsville First Assembly of God; starting at 2 p.m. Pastor Donnie Daniel will officiate. Interment will be at Union Grove Holiness Church.

Vera Marie Durand, age 101, of LaBelle, passed away February 14, 2013 in Estero. She was born Feb. 28, 1911 in Chetek, WI, to the late Fred and the late Eunice (Horton) Bowers. Vera taught in Public Schools for 35 years in Wisconsin. She was a resident of LaBelle since 1985 and was a member of Community Harvest Worship Center in LaBelle.

Survivors include her son: Vern Durand of Ocala, one daughter: BerDella (Victor Frohlich) Durand of Estero, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 Years, Ray Durand. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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