Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Obituaries - Martha Sullivan, Robert Garrett

Martha Louise Sullivan, age 92, of Clewiston, passed away June 2, 2015 in Clewiston. She was born Jan. 6, 1923 in West Palm Beach, FL, to the late John E. and the late Annie Maude (Hart) Hawkins. 

She married James D. Sullivan; he preceded her in death on April 20, 1980. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Clewiston for many years. She was a Florida Pioneer, an avid supporter of the Clewiston Museum, a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. 

She and her husband loved to travel around in their motor home and around the world; she truly loved Europe, and even once won a trip to Europe. She met Frankie Lane in Vegas. She was always winning contests of one sort or another. She enjoyed researching her ancestry with doing genealogy. She enjoyed sending cards to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed spending her time painting and writing. She had several books published throughout her life time. 

She was an inspiration to everyone who met and knew her. She was a retired Administrative Assistant for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.

Survivors include one son: John D. Sullivan of Weeki Wachee, FL and one daughter: Mary Ann Mammen of Clewiston, FL, one sister: Mary Lois Lee of Clewiston, FL, Grandchildren, Michael Shane Sullivan, Matthew Sullivan, Shanna Sagle, Ryan Sullivan, Heather Tharpe, Corey Mammen, Jason Mammen, eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Sullivan, son, James C. Sullivan and brother, Claude Ray Hawkins.

Life Celebration services were held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 in the Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

Robert Clayton Garrett, age 64, of Clewiston, passed away May 31, 2015 in West Palm Beach. He was born Feb. 12, 1951 in DeFuniak Springs, FL, to the late Eli and the late Ramona (Spurlin) Garrett. 

He served during the Vietnam War in the Army from March 14, 1968 to January 2, 1971.

He is survived by his daughter: Julie Garrett of Clewiston, FL, sister: Linda Trickey of Orange City, FL and grandsons: Robert Michael Garrett Cole and Michael Anthony Garrett.

A graveside service was held Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston with Pastor Charley Watts officiating. Interment was Friday, June 5, 2015 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation was Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

No comments:

Post a Comment