Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Orben Calderon, 74, passed away, November 16, 2013. 

He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 28th, 1939, the son of Orben and Elisa Calderon. Orben moved to La Belle, FL in 1985 and became an active member of the community.
Orben was an outstanding athlete; played semi-professional baseball and professional basketball in Puerto Rico. He spent most of his time coaching, umpiring and developing athletes. 

He mentored and was influential in many people's lives including inmates at The GEO Group, Inc. where he worked for the past 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Olga V. Calderon; his brother, Peter Calderon; his children, Mariolga, Camille, Catterina, Gerry, and Keith and his four grandchildren, Natalie, Tyler, Andrea and Orben Bryce.
He was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother and friend. Always committed to helping others and will be truly missed by his family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held this Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in La Belle, FL.  

Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

Marjorie Pauline (Hand) Martin passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Palm Terrace nursing home in Clewiston, Fla. She was born on September 8, 1933, in LaBelle, Florida. 

She was the daughter of Homer Guy Hand and Lydia Pauline Manning (Hand), and the youngest of four children. Her siblings were Imogene Hand Bryant (deceased), Homer J. Hand of Belle Glade, and Mona Rader of Clewiston. 

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Curvin S. Martin, and her daughter, Brenda Lopez, both residents of Clewiston; her grandchildren, Robin Lopez of Orlando, and Oliver Lopez of Miami, and her great grandchildren Olivia Lopez and Lucas Lopez, also of Orlando.
Mrs. Martin was a retired banker, having been employed by the First Bank of Clewiston for many years, gladly serving its patrons. She was active in the Clewiston community and several civic organizations; however, most significant to her was the Community Presbyterian Church with which she was affiliated for many years and whose members she counted as part of her family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Community Presbyterian Church, Clewiston with Rev. Tom Slager officiating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to funeral service
Verna Anderson Wall, age 92, of Clewiston, passed away November 12, 2013 in Clewiston.
She was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Toccoa, GA, to James Oliver and Mamie Theodosia (Sosbee) Anderson. She married William Joseph Wall; he preceded her in death on October 4, 2003. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clewiston for many years.

Survivors include three sons: Cary Wall and wife Faye of Clewiston Bill Wall and wife Mary of Jacksonville, Doug Wall and wife Sue of Clewiston and one daughter: Vicki Lopez and husband Bob of California, one sister: Faye Willis of Bronson, GA, nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by: brothers, James W. Anderson, Rufus Anderson and one sister, Wynona Keen.

Celebration of Verna's life was at 11:00 am Friday, November 15, 2013 in First Baptist Church of Clewiston with Dr. Todd Buck Officiating. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home. Burial took place in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson, Georgia. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gideon's.

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