Sunday, June 25, 2017

Obituaries - Alvin Hicks, Carolina Castro, Willie Strickland

Alvin W. Hicks, age 71, of LaBelle, passed away June 21, 2017 in LaBelle.
He was born July 28, 1945 in Stoddard, MO, to Floyd and Gladys (Smith) Hicks. Mr. Hicks married Susan Y. Riddle; she survives. Alvin worked for many years as a construction foreman. Alvin served his country proudly in the United States Navy for three years. Receiving the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Alvin was a member of the Moose Lodge International for many years. Alvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Alvin is also survived by his sons; Wesley Hicks of LaBelle, and Dwayne Hicks of Texas, one brother; Junior Hicks of Texas and two sisters; Faye Tuberville of Texas and Virgie Clayton of Missouri, he also leaves behind five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Carolina L. Castro, age 89, of LaBelle, FL, passed away June 21, 2017 in Fort Myers, FL.
She was born Sep. 21, 1927 in Mexicali, Mexico to the late Alfonso Castro and the late Adalberta (Lopez) Castro. Originally from California, Carolina lived her later years in Florida. She was also preceded in death by her five brothers and four sisters. Carolina loved gardening & enjoyed taking care of her dogs.
She is survived by her nieces: Adalberta (Mark) Nelson of N. Ft. Myers, FL and Celia (Eric) Myer of LaBelle, FL.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at a later date. .
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Willie Hugh Strickland, Sr., age 83, of Immokalee, passed away June 22, 2017 in Naples. He was born Aug. 25, 1933 in Glennville, GA, to the late Arnie Lee Strickland and the late Ida Mae (Waters) Strickland.
Hugh moved to Immokalee in 1953 after serving in the Army during the Korean War. He was the owner of the Immokalee Gulf Service Station and later Strick's Shell Station. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Immokalee for many years.
He is survived by his son: Willie Hugh Strickland, Jr. (Dora), daughter: Paula House (Ken), grandchildren: Jason House (Nicole), Justin Strickland (Holly), Gabby Ayala-Strickland, Sebastian Strickland and Rebekah Blue Strickland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernell Blue Strickland.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church of Immokalee with Pastor Thom Street officiating. Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to service at First United Methodist Church of Immokalee. Interment will be Monday, June 26, 2017 in the Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Hugh may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Immokalee, 303 North 9th Street, Immokalee, FL 34142.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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