Thursday, November 12, 2015

Obituaries - Ralson, Billie, Ferrara, Gallagher

Doris Rebecca Ralston, age 74, of Clewiston, passed away November 10, 2015 in Atlantis.

She was born Apr. 11, 1941 in Lykesland, S. C, to the late Trez and Sarah Belle (Shirah) Neely. She worked for many years as a sales associate for Clewiston Wal-Mart. She preceded in death by her first husband, Foster Melvin Lumpkin, Sr. and her second husband, George A. Ralston, Jr.

She is survived by her three sons; Foster M. "Me;" Lumpkin, Jr. and his wife Sissie, George A. "Sonny" Ralston, III and his wife Michelle and Darren Lumpkin and his wife Nancy, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2015 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home – Clewiston. Graveside service and visitation will be Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Myrtle Hill Cemetery; visitation will start at 2 pm. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, George A. Ralston, Jr.

George Billie, age 88, of Clewiston, passed away November 9, 2015 at his home. He was born July 27, 1927 in Collier County, FL, to the late Concho and the late Addie (Buster) Billie.

He is survived by his wife: Sally Buster Billie, children: Louise G. Osceola, Agnes Billie Motlow, Darlene Primax, Diane Buster and Christopher Buster and sister: Rosa Billie.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 9:00 am at Big Cypress Cemetery, Big Cypress Reservation with Rev. Paul Buster officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Carl L. Ferrara, age 73, of Clewiston, passed away November 7, 2015 in Clewiston.

He was born July 6, 1942, in Murray, KY, to the late Carl and Ann (Foley) Ferrara. He worked for many years as a commercial fisherman.

Carl is survived by his life-time companion; Rita Long, sons; Carl Ferrara, Clay Ferrara and Clint Ferrara, and five grandchildren.

A gathering of his friends will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Caroline A. (Stenborg) Gallagher, age 75, of Clewiston, passed away November 6, 2015 at her home surrounded by family.

She was born Jan. 26, 1940 in Winthrop, MA, to the late Bernard and Mary (Conti) McGovern. She was a graduate of Medford High School. In her earlier years, she worked as a school bus driver and later became a CNA, helping the elderly. She spent her retirement years being a homemaker. She loved knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching.

She is survived by her husband; John Gallagher of Clewiston, FL, her sister; Julia Neirinchkx and her husband Thomas of The Villages, FL. Four children; Robin Hoopes and her husband Tracy of Clewiston, FL, Robert Stenborg and his wife Vikki of Jacksonville, FL, Cheryl Kittle and her husband Danny of Boynton Beach, FL, Julie Kurtz and her partner Harold "Dave" Robinson of Plantation, FL. Four grandchildren; Matthew, Christopher, Ryan and Jose "Sparky"; many nieces and nephews; and a great amount of extended family (too many to name), however, very special to her.

Caroline was preceded in death by her first husband; Iver Stenborg and one brother, Bernard McGovern.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 11 am Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Clewiston First United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

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