Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Joyce Turner Drake, age 80, died February 26, 2013 at Hope Hospice House in Bonita Springs. She died after a 4 month battle with respiratory issues.

Joyce was preceded in death by her loving husband, William "Pat" Drake, of 58 years. She is survived by her son Donnie Drake (Kathy) of West Palm; son Marvin Drake of Clewiston; daughter Patti (Gary) Muzzonigro of Bonita Springs; Tammie (Bud) Stephens of Fort Myers; grandchildren Lori Hall; Jimmy Carithers; Jessica (Mark) Tate; Katie (Scott) McNulty; Lauren Drake; Daniel Drake; Patrick Drake; Erin Drake; her great grandchildren Erica and Morgan Rudd; Kaylee and Ella McNulty; Chase and Caden Hall; and Gage Tate; her sister Virginia Davidson of Atlanta Ga., and many friends and loved ones.

Throughout her entire life, Joyce is remembered for her constant and unfailing love in Jesus Christ whom she served since childhood. Her unfaltering smile and upbeat spirit encouraged all who were around her. She will always be remembered for the happiness she brought to those she loved.

She will be laid to rest on March 1, 2013 at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston, Fl.

Rosamond (Eunice) Hasley Age 81 departed this life on February 20, 2013 at her home in Alva, Florida.
She was born July 27, 1931 in Alva, Florida to the late Benjamin Elias Edwards and Mary (Lucille) Ard Edwards Lewis.

Eunice was employed for 30 years at Alva Elementary School as a secretary/bookkeeper and was a lifelong member of the Alva United Methodist Church.
Proceeded in death by her beloved husband John Peter Hasley Sr. and son John Peter Hasley Jr. Survived by her two loved sons, Benjamin James Hasley (Jill) and Timothy Henry Hasley; two brothers, B. Fred Edwards and Eddie Jack Edwards (deceased); two sisters, Joyce Harrison and Sharon (Luann) Murphy; two grandsons John Peter Hasley III and Thomas Michael Hasley and many nieces and nephews that she adored.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Alva United Methodist Church in Alva. Viewing will be from 10 am-12 pm, service will begin at 12 pm followed by graveside service at Alva Cemetery. 

Maurene B. Bennett, age 72, of Lakeport, passed away February 23, 2013 at home in Lakeport.
She was born Apr. 29, 1940 in Mobile, Alabama to the late Clarence and the late Mattie Mae (Black) Burkett.

Maurene had an interesting life she owned a motorcycle, owned and operated a nursery for many years, was a blackjack dealer and worked as an esthetician in a beauty salon with her daughter. She loved her orchids, enjoyed planting, fishing, was a great cook and loved making pies, jams and picking mulberries with her twin granddaughters. She also loved to play cards with Pop and the grandkids.

She is survived by her husband: David DeWitt Bennett, two sons: Dennis Gallo, Johnny Bennett, three daughters: Debra (Roger) McKee, Sharon (Ed) Boden, Vicky (Jerry) Dennard, one brother: William (Marie) Burkett, grandchildren, Jamie (Rob) Hawkins, BJ Hall, Destin Boden, William McKee, Dana (John) Pettrey, Danielle Dennard, Jordan Dennard, Sherri (David) Wilson, Jeremy Dennard, great-grandchildren: Mara (Jesus) Zamora, Melissa Sauvey, M-Lee Sauvey, Abigail Pettrey, Jackson Pettrey, Trent Dennard, Ryan Dennard, Jacob Wheeler, Cody Wheeler, one great great-grandchild Jesus Zamora and best friends Paul and Emma Ruth Beck. She is also survived by her dogs: Zena and Baby Doll and her cats: Pebbles, Flash and Dirty Face.

She was preceded in death by her grandson Brian McKee, two brothers Bill Burkett, Clarence Burkett, Jr. and sister-in-law Betty Burkett.

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