Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Obituaries - Alva, LaBelle, Moore Haven, Clewiston

Pamela Clark Tanner, age 61, of Alva, passed away June 18, 2016 in Cape Coral. Pamela was born Feb. 19, 1955 in Elma, NY, to the late Nelson and the late Genevieve (O'Dell) Clark. Pamela married William J. Tanner Oct. 2, 2010.

Pamela is survived by her loving husband, William “Bill” Tanner of Alva, children: Heather Edwards and her husband Brian and their children, Dane and Logan Edwards, Jason Clugston and his wife Kim and their children Shark and Celia Clugston, Josh Tanner and his children: Elizabeth and Savannah Tanner, Nikki Black and her husband Larry and her children; Jacob Jones, Justin Jones, Jaycie Jones, Jaymie Jones and Breanna Milan, brothers; Danny Clark and his wife Mary, Doug Clark and his wife Georgette, Jeff Clark and his wife Laura, Darryl Clark and his wife Carol, John Clark and sister; Diane Steinhoff.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Lighthouse Sanctuary in Alva with Pastor Norman Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Alva Cemetery. Visitation will be held for 1 hour before the funeral service at Lighthouse Sanctuary on Thursday. Pallbearers are Justin Jones, Jason Clugston , J.P. Duncan, Dane Edwards, Bryan Edwards and Larry Black, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, Pamela’s family would appreciate donations in her name be given to Hope Hospice.

Betty Lou Timgren, age 86, of Clewiston
, passed away June 18, 2016 in Clewiston. She was born June 8, 1930 in Stanberry, MO, to the late Paul and the late Iva Elma (Jennings) Emrich.

She is survived by her son: Kenneth "Timmy" Timgren, his wife Meloni, daughter: Donna Gaile Sparks, her husband Donald, sister: Ruth Hileman, son-in-law, Dyoll Turner; grandchildren, Kenneth Turner, Karson Turner, Sara Sparks, Meghan Sparks, Donald Bruce Sparks, Jeffery Rudd, Mason Timgren, Zachery Timgren; great grandchildren, Ashlie Kuhl, Harley Turner, Dalton Maloy, Wyatt Sparks, Clayton Sparks, Kaitlyn Rudd, Abbie Rudd; great-great grandchildren, Kaylien Kuhl and Paisley Turner.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Kenneth "Tim" Timgren, Sr., daughter: Katherine "Cricket" Turner, grandson: Kevin Turner, brothers: Robert "Sonny" Emrich, Paul Emrich, Jr. and sister: Mary Taylor.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:00 am at Evangel Assembly Of God, Clewiston with Pastor Gary Corley officiating. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

Robert Leon Cochran, age 35, of Clewiston, passed away June 18, 2016 in West Palm Beach. He was born Jan. 6, 1981 in Clewiston, FL, to the late Robert D. and the late Kristy Eleanor (Endicott) Cochran.

He is survived by his son: Robert Leon Cochran, Jr., daughter: Alisia Kaye Cochran, two brothers: Robert D. Cochran and Bennie R. Cochran, and three sisters: Lisa Clark, Artis Martin and Darby Miles.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, Clewiston with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Lucia Norma Garcia De Aloma, age 69, of Clewiston, passed away June 18, 2016 in Clewiston. She was born July 6, 1946 in Villa Clara, Cuba to the late Francisco Garcia and the late Leobigibla Boco Alcantara.

She is survived her son: Alex Alberto Garcia and four daughters: Marcel Torrez, Zulema Garcia, Mabel Del Nodal and Susana Garcia and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Oreste De Aloma Ruiz.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00 am at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston with Father Jiobani Batista officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

Kathleen C. Boyer, age 86, of Clewiston, passed away June 19, 2016 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Dec. 4, 1929 in Kalamazoo, MI, to the late George and the late Clara (Crowe) Arnold.

She is survived by five daughters: Teri Mills, Nyla Merrill, Cherri Cucchi (Joe), Carolyn Hester (Robie) and Marti Sparks (Tony), sisters: Ester Slack (Junior) and May Arnold, eighteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John Lowell Boyer.

Kathleen (Kitty) was a member in Hendry County's First Responder program and Ladies Auxiliary with Hendry County Station 4. Kitty worked for years in the bakery at Winn Dixie (Clewiston and then Belle Glade) before retiring to spend her summers in Illinois and winters in Florida.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Montura Fire Station. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.

John Robert Shelton, age 78, of Moore Haven, passed away June 20, 2016 in Clewiston. He was born July 11, 1937 in Kentucky to the late Johnny Rhea Shelton and the late Elizabeth (Baldwin) Shelton.

Survivors include his wife: Janet (Baker) Shelton, Children: John Robert Shelton, Donald Ray Shelton, Cheryl Jean Shelton, Teresa Ellis, Scott McIver Shropshire, Shawn Shelton, Brittney Shelton, Christopher Shelton, Mark Shelton, Amanda Shelton, Tiffany Anthony , Turner Anthony , Jordan Tyler, R.J. Pavlinovic and Justin Shropshire and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 23, 2016, 3:00 pm at Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, Moore Haven with Rev. Sherrill Tillery officiating. Interment will follow in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation will be Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at Ortona Cemetery Pavilion.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Ruth Magdalene Faith Thornton died June 20, 2016 in Clewiston, Fl. Ruth was born on September 3, 1923.

Ruth was a faithful and loving wife of 69 years to Joseph D. Thornton, deceased, of J.D. Thornton Nurseries of Clewiston. Both were Clewiston residents.

Ruth was a loving mother to Ronnie F. Thornton, deceased son. Ruth is survived by her daughter Lillian Elizabeth Barnhardt Thornton of St. Augustine, Florida and son George "Buck" Thornton with wife Barbara Thornton of J.D. Thornton nurseries of Clewiston. She is also survived by grandchildren Natalie Thornton, Simon Thornton, Jeremy Thornton, Nicole Barnhardt Nettles and great granddaughter Lillian Grace Nettles.

Ruth traveled from her home town of Lincoln, Nebraska during WWII. She met Joe in Florida, where they immediately feel in love and a year later were married. Ruth was well known in Clewiston for her reputation as a "blessed soul" whose heart was kind, caring and truly loving to all she met. Her children adored her and lovingly called her mother and mom. Her grandchildren and great grandchild called her Oma, their "sweet as pie" grandma.

Ruth was a faithful pillar and lifetime member of First Christian Church of Clewiston. Ruth changed the lives of all who she came in contact with by her gentle voice and steadfast faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. To a great many in the community, along with her family, Ruth Thornton will never be forgotten. Her memory lives on in all she so generously touched with her love and care.

A viewing was held at First Christian Church Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

The family will celebrate the life of Ruth Thornton in a church service at First Christian Church of Clewiston, 201 N. Francisco Street, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00 am. Food and fellowship will follow immediately after the church service in the adjoining Fellowship Hall. Pastor Gary Folds will be officiating the service for Mrs. Thornton.

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