Monday, March 19, 2018

Obituaries - Judson Francis, Rafael Leyva, Connie Flanigan

Judson "Rusty" Ward Francis, age 72, of LaBelle, passed away March 13, 2018 in Fort Myers.

Rusty was born Jan. 16, 1946 in Clewiston, Florida, to Judson V and Mildred (Ward) Francis. He graduated from North Fort Myers High School. He served during Vietnam War in the Army from November 10, 1965 to August 13, 1968. When he got back home he joined the VFW Post 10100, the American Legion Post 130, the LaBelle Moose Lodge, where he was a lifetime member of all three. 

Rusty was a truck driver most of his life after the military. Rusty was a loving father, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who loved and knew him.

Rusty leaves fond memories with his two sons; Christian Scot Francis of LaBelle and Jonathan Shane and wife Ruby Francis of North Carolina, sisters; Judy McClure of LaBelle and Becky Chastain of Fort Myers, his best friend; Judy Holland of LaBelle. And many, many lifelong friends.

Celebration of Rusty's life will be at 1 PM on March 25, 2018 at the VFW Post 10100, 20 Veteran's Way LaBelle, Florida 33935.

Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Rafael Leyva, age 99, of Clewiston, passed away March 13, 2018 in Clewiston. He was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Cuba, to the late Valentin and Ines (Arcia) Leyva.

Survivors include his wife: Marta (Chavez) Leyva, four sons: Jose (Esperanza), Valentin ( Lynette), Rafael ( Dana) and Thomas (Dianna), two daughters: Ines Maria Leyva and Maria Leyva, two brothers: Antonio and Orangel, one sister: Ada Leyva, 11 Grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren

Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL.

Connie Sue Flanigan, age 76, of Moore Haven, passed away March 15, 2018 in Lehigh Acres. She was born Mar. 9, 1942 in Pontiac, MI, to the late Donald and Maxine (Carroll) Bull.

Survivors include a son: William J. Flanigan, a daughter: Kelli Ricker, a brother: Joseph Bull, Grandchildren, Nicholas, Alicia, James; Great-Grandchildren, James, Madelyn

She was owner of a Beauty Shop

Memorial Service is pending.

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