Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Obituaries: James Fielder, Ruth McCarthy, Hubert O'Neal

James A Fielder, Jr, age 85, of Clewiston, passed away September 26, 2016 in Clewiston.

He was born July 1, 1931 in Newaygo, MI, to James A and Vivian Thelma (Hester) Fielder, Sr. James married Shirley Royals. He worked for United States Sugar Corporation as a Ranch Superintendent for many years, and then later he worked as an auxiliary Hendry County Sheriff Deputy for 25 years. He was a member of the Florida Cattleman's Association, VFW, Elks Lodge, and Glades Electric Charitable Board, served on the Southwest Florida Charity Commission.

James leaves behind his wife of over 28 years Shirley Fielder, children; Terrel, Lizann, Lynn, step-children; Ray, Sherry and Sandra, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, and one sister; Letha Sparks.

James was preceded in death by his son; Robert Fielder.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Clewiston, Clewiston with Pastor Edward Green officiating. Interment was Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

Ruth Claire Ottens McCarthy, age 93, of Clewiston, passed away September 29, 2016.

She was born Apr. 6, 1923 in St. Louis, MO, to Herman Henry and Clara (Mandeville) Ottens. She married Daniel Marion McCarthy; he preceded her in death on February 24, 2005. She was a parishioner of Saint Margaret Catholic Church for many years. She was a loving wife, caring mother, and adoring grandmother who will be greatly missed by everyone in her family.

She leaves behind her loving and caring family; sons; Daniel M. McCarthy, Jr and his wife Karen, John David McCarthy and his wife Barbara, James Patrick McCarthy and his wife Flo, Dennis McCarthy and his wife Karen, Kevin McCarthy and his wife Debbie, Michael McCarthy and his wife Susan, daughters; Ruth Claire McCarthy and her husband Freddy, Marie McCarthy and her husband Tim, Monica Clark and her husband James, one sister; Dorothy Heller, twenty-four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Saint Margaret Catholic Church at 10 a.m., with Father Jiobani Batista and Father Thomas Foudy concelebrating mass. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Margaret Catholic Church in memory of Ruth.

Hubert Robert O'Neal, Jr., age 82, of Clewiston
, passed away October 1, 2016 in Clewiston.

He was born Sep. 28, 1934 in Houston, TX, to Hubert Robert and Gertrude (Fletcher) O'Neal, Sr. He married Donna L. Page, she preceded him in death on July 22, 2012. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 19 years retiring as Master Gunnery Sergeant on March 31, 1972, then he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as an Inspector for many years.

Hubert is survived by his son; Danny H. O'Neal, Sr and his wife Nancy of Alford, Florida, daughter; Jeannie C. DuBenion and her husband Benjamin of Clewiston, Florida, one sister; Beverly O'Neal of Texas, grandchildren; Shannon O'Neal, Christy O'Neal, Ryan O'Neal, DJ O'Neal, Jean-Pierre DuBenion and seven great grandchildren.

Hubert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be greatly missed by his entire family. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston

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