Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Obituaries - Rebecca Hendry, Christine White

Rebecca "Becky" W. Hendry, age 72, of Moore Haven, Florida passed away on June 25th, 2014. 

She was born in Tampa, Florida on April 27th, 1941 to the late Johnny Wooten and the late Eldora Walker Wooten. She married Smiley Hendry on September 15th, 1960.

Becky, Smiley and Smiley, Jr fought for 13 years to keep Fisheating Creek open to the public, winning the battle on June 2, 1997.

Becky is survived by her husband of 54 years; Smiley Hendry. Three children; Donna Maddox, Tina Green, and Smiley Hendry, Jr. Two grandchildren; Clarissa and Joel Hendry and five great grandchildren; Sebastian and Anyah Lopez and Bristal, Jalynn and Audrey Hendry.

A graveside service was held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Ortona Cemetery, where Pastor Frank Woodham officiated.

Christine G. White, age 83, of Felda, passed away June 29, 2014 in Lehigh Acres.
She was born Apr. 6, 1931 in Hawthorne, FL, to the late Charles and the late Annabelle (Stevens) Graham. She was a lifelong resident of Felda. 

She cooked for many years at Taylor's Grocery and was known by it's patrons as the "Best Granny in the country."

Survivors include her children: Patty Murphy (David) Trammell of Oklahoma; Randy M. (Nancy) White, Sr. of LaBelle, Steve (Mary) White of Felda, Matt (Lori) White of LaBelle and Debbie (Robert) Galbreath of LaBelle, daughter in law: Lisa Blakey, grandchildren: Jessie Porter, Randy M. White, Jr., Denise White; Steven White, Seth Howard, Steven White, Jennifer Allen, Val White, Nate White; Patrick White, Selena Galbreath, Elias Galbreath; Jackie Blakey, Christy Pequeno, Mona O'Bannon and Diana Blakey and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son: Donnie Blakey and grandson: Patrick White.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Felda with Dr. Les Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Felda Cemetery.

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