Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Obituaries - Jessie Humphrey, Jane Swails

Jane Travis Swails passed away on July 20, 2014 at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs after aggressive battles with cancer. Jane was a Fort Myers native and graduated from Fort Myers High. She was 58.

Jane is survived by her loving and dedicated husband Mike, daughter Ginger, granddaughters Gwendolyn, Gracie and Gabriella and grandson, Benito, her mother Marjorie Starkey Travis, sister Marjorie Katherine "Kay" , brothers Eddie (Jeanette) and Mark (Kelly), several nieces and nephews, as well as several close friends whom she considered family. She was predeceased by her father, Harold E. Travis.

Jane retired from the Lee County Clerk of Courts after 23 years. She was loved and respected by those who worked with her. Jane was the longtime Criminal Clerk for Judge Maria Gonzalez. She was also dedicated to several activities with her family and grandchildren, such as 4-H, Bull Pit Ministries and the Horse Community Projects.

A celebration of Life service is scheduled on Friday, July 25, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle at 3 p.m. with a covered dish pot luck reception to follow at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, Hwy 29 Rodeo Drive, LaBelle.

Jessie L Humphrey, Jr age 85, of Lake Placid, formally of Clewiston passed peacefully away in Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease with his family by his side.

Jessie was born on December 06, 1928, in Alamo, Georgia to Jessie L. and Evie Harville Humphrey. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1948-1952. He met and married the love of his life, Joyce Peacock. Jessie was a self-employed insurance agent for many years.

Jessie leaves behind his loving wife, Joyce, two daughters; Diana Thompson and Lou Ann Rawls, and one son; Larry Humphrey, along with four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two sisters; Eleanor Weathers and Edwina Sanders. Many other family members also survive.

Life celebrating services will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Canal Point Baptist Church where Dr. Bill Taylor is officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time in the church. Burial at 2 p.m. in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston.

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