Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Othar Allinson Crawford III "Sonny", 60, of Clewiston, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 8. 

Sonny was born in McComb, Mississippi on November 18, 1952. He and his family moved to Belle Glade, FL in 1963, where he graduated from Belle Glade High in 1970. He moved to Clewiston in the late 1980's and married Eleanor "Lorie" Crawford in July of 1989. 

Sonny followed a career path in the construction industry where he worked for Rio-Bak Corporation of Wellington. The family would like to express their gratitude for Rio-Bak's support throughout Sonny's illness.

Sonny is survived by his mother, Leola Crawford, wife, Lorie Crawford, brother, Mitch Crawford (Christine), brother, David Kinlaw, brother Dennis Kinlaw, son, Jeremy Crawford (Annie), daughter, Jessica Peterson (Darrell), son, Josh Crawford (Stephanie), son, Holden Crawford and grandchildren, Mason Crawford, Aiden Peterson, Kanner Crawford, Jackson Crawford and Blake Peterson. He was predeceased by his father, Othar Allinson Crawford Jr.
A celebration of Sonny's life will be held on November 14, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church located at 331 West Osceola Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. A public viewing will be held at 12:00 pm with a service to follow at 1:00 pm. The burial ceremony will be held at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Blecker Morgan Callin, age 97, of LaBelle, passed away Nov 9, 2013 in LaBelle. He was born Sep. 21, 1916 in Shreve, OH, to the late Moreland and the late Maude Morgan Callin.
He joined the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor. Blecker retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1970 after 40 years of service. He was a resident of LaBelle since 1991 and loved being on the water.

Survivors include his wife: Ruth Lenora(Hodgkins) Callin, step sons: Ian (Lisa) Sands and Daniel Sands, nephews: Brett Callin, Tommy Neismith; Billy Neismith; and Buddy Neismith; niece: Cada Moyer and sister in law: Betty Callin and many friends & members of the retired Army Corps of Engineers. He was also preceded in death by his first wife: Luceil Priscilla Callin and brother: Bruce Callin.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church in LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating.  Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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