Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Obituaries - Waylon Bass, Joanna Johnson, David Hansen

Waylon Bruce Bass, Jr, age 54, of LaBelle, passed away June 30, 2017 in LaBelle.

He was born Aug. 17, 1962 in Panama City, FL, to the late Waylon Bruce and Barbara (Carlan) Bass, Sr. He and his family moved to LaBelle in 1969. He graduated from LaBelle High School. He worked with his father as a Watermelon Salesman for many years. He never met a stranger, he was a great guy with a huge heart. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and loved him. He was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, and friend.

Bruce leaves behind his son; Bruce Bass, daughter; Regina Bouchard, brother; Richard Bass and his wife Tammy Kaye, sisters; Cynthia Sanders, Sandra Taylor and her husband Paul, Charlotte Lane, four grandsons and many extended family members and friends.

Celebration of Bruce's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. July 5, 2017 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Preston Long officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the celebration. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

Joanna Johnson, age 88, of LaBelle, passed away June 27, 2017 in Lehigh Acres.

She was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Crummies, KY, to the late Clarence Parker and the late Lillian (Stinnett) McClung. Joanna was a resident of LaBelle since 1962. She served for 20 years on the Glades County School Board. She was a member of First Christian Church and helped serve the the church with her late husband, Rev. Mize Johnson for 25 years. Joanna volunteered with Lee Memorial Hospital for 10 years after her husband's passing.

Survivors include two sons: Mize (Jenny) Johnson, Jr. of Connecticut and Clarence Page Johnson of Lake Placid, two daughters: Linda (Pastor Bill) Maddox of LaBelle and Dorothy (Bill) Browning of Cape Coral., granddaughter: Jennifer Alderman; great-grandchildren: Justin Alderman and Jaden Alderman.

Graveside Funeral Services was held Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10:00 am at Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

David B. Hansen, age 64, of LaBelle, passed away June 29, 2017 in Lehigh Acres.

He was born May 16, 1953 in Fort Myers, to the late Sherman W.Hansen and the late Irene Juell (Tillman) Hansen. David was a member of a local Pioneer Family, was a lifelong resident of LaBelle and loved fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife: Patricia D. (Perkins) Hansen, son: Jeff (Angela) Hansen, daughter: Nikki (James) Crawford, brothers: Bobby (Linda) Hansen and Bo Hansen, sisters: Kathy Dixon and Judy (Jaybo) Farabee and Betti (Tommie) Jones, grandchildren: Juston Crawford, Taylor Hall; Kyler Hansen and Kaleb Hix. He was also preceded in death by his sister: Shirley Maurer.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 11:00 am at First Christian Church in LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Maddox, Jr. officiating. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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