James S. Eden, age 92, of LaBelle, passed away October 29, 2013 at Hope Healthcare Services in Lehigh Acres. He was born May 18, 1921 in Akron, OH, to the late Adam Ferdinand and the late Mae (Stanhope) Erdenberger. He served during World War II in the Army. James graduated with a Pharmaceutical BS from Ohio Northern University in 1943. He married Genevieve Rothe Oct. 8, 1943.
He was a Master Mason and member of Adoniram-Joppa Lodge #517 F& AM and a member of Portage Country Club and Sharon Country Club, all in Akron, OH. He was President and Chairman of Independent Drug Co, Talmadge, OH and was Past President of Summit County Pharmaceutical Association, Akron, OH. James also was a member of the Rotary Club of Akron, The Blue Coats, served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross and was an amateur HAM radio operator.
He was a resident of LaBelle since 1991. While in LaBelle, he was a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, The LaBelle Rotary Club and LaBelle Heritage Museum.
Survivors include two sons: James S. (June) Eden Jr. of Ravenna, OH, John (Gloria) Eden of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve in 2012.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, LaBelle with Rev. David Jackson and Rev. Alan H. Kelmereit officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #130-LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Fl 33607. Attn.: Office of Development.
Harold Lee "Bubba" Stacy, Jr., age 43, of LaBelle, passed away October 28, 2013 in LaBelle.
He was born Feb. 17, 1970 in Fort Myers, FL, to the late Harold Lee and the late Ruby Earline (Hall Ballard) Stacy, Sr.
He is survived by two sisters: Carmen Guijosa (Juan), Martha "Whoadie" Helton, grandmother, Jewel Ballard; nephew, Juan Guijosa; niece, Ana Guijosa; nephew, Adam Guijosa; niece, Stefani Guijosa; nephew, Christian Guijosa; niece, Amberli Guijosa; nephew, Angel Guijosa; companion, Cynthia, daughter; Ashley and son; Jose. He was preceded in death by his father; Harold Lee Stacy, Sr., mother; Ruby Helton, stepfather; C.W. Helton and grandfather; Perry Ballard.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Pastor Mitchell Wills officiating. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 hour prior to service at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.