Monday, January 02, 2017

Obituaries - Bobby Nelson, J,C. Rudd, Herman Lewis

Bobby Wayne Nelson, age 64, of Clewiston, passed away December 28, 2016 in Clewiston.

He was born Sep. 29, 1952 in Hollywood, FL, to Ronald and Sylvia (Carr) Nelson. Mr. Nelson married Margaret De Castro. He owned and operated Robert's Hair Salon in Clewiston for many years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him dearly.

Survivors include his wife: Margaret Nelson, children; Daniel Marquith, Adam Marquith, Natalie Thompson and Kathryn Ryder, fifteen grandchildren, two sisters; Linda Havard and Karen Pratt, one brother; Kenneth Nelson. Many dear family friends and many loyal customers.

Memorial celebration of Bobby's life will be held 11 am Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in United Methodist Church of Clewiston with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

J C Rudd, age 91, of Clewiston, passed away December 29, 2016 in Clewiston.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925 in Okeechobee, FL, to the late James Carl and the late Eva Mae (Clemons) Rudd. He served during World War II in the Army from 6 Nov 45 to 23 Nov 46. He worked for U.S. Sugar for many years as a Dump Operator. 

He was a loving husband to Frances who preceded him in death on April 19, 2013. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandpa and great-great grandpa who will be greatly missed by all of his family and close friends. J C enjoyed fishing, hunting and pretty much doing anything outside. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include two sons: R. V. Cochran and his wife Sally, Ronnie Rudd and his wife Barbara, two daughters: Carlene Cobb and Tanda McGee and her husband Bart, one brother; Gerald Rudd, two sisters; Hilda Jacob and Geraldine Harvey, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

J C was also preceded in death by his son; Durward Cochran.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, with Pastor Dyoll McDuffie officiating. Interment will be Monday, January 2, 2017 in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clewiston. Visitation will be Monday from 1 hour prior to service at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

Herman "Travis" Lewis, age 75, of Alva, FL, died Saturday December 31, 2016. Born in Immokalee FL, he was the son of the late Frank and Fay Lewis. He was married for 55 years to his loving wife Betty Jean (Roper) Lewis. Travis was a lifetime resident of Alva Florida. He worked for the Agricultural Department for the State of Florida. He honorably served in the United States Marines from 1958-1961.

He is survived by his wife: Betty Lewis, daughters: Lisa Sears and Lora Lewis, sisters: Annette Conner (Dennis) and Louise Guffey (Thomas), grandchildren: Jessica, Jason, Kalin, Jarred, and Megan, great-grandchildren: Olivia, Rebecca, Levi, Colton and Cadence. He was preceded in death by his son, Travis "Mark" Lewis, his mother and father: Frank and Fay (Rewis) Lewis and brother, Herbert Lewis.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Fort Myers. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Alva Church of God in Alva with Rev. Dennis Edgar officiating. The graveside service will be held Thursday, 12:30 p.m. at Alva Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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