Betty J. Prather Parrish, age 81, of LaBelle, formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Fort Myers.
Betty was born on August 23, 1934 in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Charles and Zora Eaton Prather. She was of the Baptist faith. Betty enjoyed her time spend with her grandchildren, reading the Holy Bible and her Angel Book.
She is survived by her daughters; Betty Jean Watkins, and Lynette Parrish of LaBelle, Florida, her brother; Henry R. and wife Freda Prather of Shelbyville, Indiana, her sister; Sue Prather Hawk of Somerset, Kentucky, eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Betty in death are her parents; her first husband, Cecil Jones, her second husband, John Parrish, her sons; Jimmy Jones and Johnny Parrish, her daughter; Kaye Jones Capling and Trudy Parrish, her brothers; Bill Prather and Earl Prather, and her sisters; Marie Ping, Peggy Slavey, and Kaye Grundy.
Visitation was held on Friday, March 4, 2016 after 11:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service followed the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Henry Prather officiating. Burial was in Grave Hill Cemetery in Tateville. Local arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle.
Georgette Marie Martin-Hogg, age 93, of LaBelle, passed away March 5, 2016 in LaBelle. She was born Nov. 26, 1922 in Bronx, NY, to the late George D. and the late Martha Georgina (Mertz) Winkler. She was a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur since 1971.
Survivors include her sons: Christopher J. (Paula) Martin and Edward Hogg, daughters: Barbara Martin-Aufiero and Veronica (William) Deely, sister: Marjorie Thiesing, seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands: Raymond John Martin and Stanley T. Hogg, and daughters: Diane Martin and Margaret Haluczak.
The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 11, 2016, 10:00 am at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle with Father Chester Domaszewicz officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.