Miscellaneous Central Florida Obituaries - 1999

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VIERGELA ALCINDOR, 44, Golf Club Drive, Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Alcindor was a motel housekeeper. Born in Haiti, she moved to Central Florida in 1986. She was Jehovah's Witness. Survivors: husband, Lelus St. Louis Joseph; sons, Jenson Joseph, Gene L. Joseph, both of Orlando; daughter, Gilda, Orlando. Mitchell's Funeral Home, Orlando.

NORMAN A. AUST, 90, Bucknell Drive, Daytona Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Aust was a retired comptroller for Synthetic Yarns, Providence, R.I. Born in Providence, he moved to Central Florida in 1965. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach. Survivors: sisters, Louise Camenish, Indiana, Florence Sharpe, Rhode Island. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

LEWIS RAY BIGGERSTAFF, 75, Plantation, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Biggerstaff was a draftsman for the city of Pembroke Pines. He was born in Winter Park. Survivor: sister, Jacqueline B. Smythe, Winter Springs. Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs.

SCOTT BOWEN, 40, 299 Bougainvillea St. NW, Palm Bay, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Bowen was an electronics technician for Harris Corp. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he moved to Central Florida in 1990. He was a member of Mopars of Brevard Car Club. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Survivors: mother, Dawn L. Critchfield, Palm Bay; brother, Jeffrey C., Phillipsburg, N.J.; sister, Stacy Kennedy, Lakeland. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

JOSEPH J. BURNS, 85, Bell Flower Court, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Burns was an operations manager. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1978. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Williamsburg Homeowners Association and Lime Tree Club. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivor: wife, Catherine. Family Funeral Care-Hunter's Creek, Orlando.

LILLIAN FRANCES CHADWICK, 66, Whiting, N.J., died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Chadwick was a medical assistant at Florida Urology Group. Born in Long Branch, N.J., she lived in Kissimmee and Point Pleasant, N.J., before moving from Central Florida in 1997. She was a member of Point Pleasant Recreation Commission, Parent-Teacher Association, American Cancer Society and Prostate Cancer Society. She was a member of Community Baptist Church, Kissimmee. Survivors: husband, Everett M.; sons, E. Thomas, Somerdale, N.J., George C., Chester, Va.; daughter, Cynthia J. Curren, Manahawkin, N.J.; brother, Victor Rush, Allentown, Pa.; sister, Bay Head, N.J.; six grandchildren. Van Hise & Callagan Leber Funeral Home, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

JAMES F.L. CHILDS, 89, Nottingham Street, Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Childs was a plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Born in Tucson, Ariz., he moved to Central Florida in 1943. Survivors: wife, Julia; sons, William, Palm Bay, Matthew, Tallahassee; daughter, Nancy Clemmons, Mesa, Ariz., Sarah Grebe, Kensington, Md.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. All Faiths Cremation Service, Casselberry.

KEITH J. DOWNING, 36, Jacksonville, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Survivors: wife, Tracy; daughter, Cori, Jacksonville; sons, Cody, Michael, both of Jacksonville; father, Gary Sr., Oviedo; mother, Sharon Humbach, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Gary, Las Vegas, Travis, Craig, Joshua, all of Colorado Springs. Saunders Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

BEVERLY SUE DUPONT, 48, East Kaley Street, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. DuPont was a claims adjustor. Born in Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was a member of College Park Baptist Church. Survivors: sisters, Janet Seesholtz, Mary Ann Gilmore, Carol Fetty, all of Lancaster, Ohio; father, Harold Thompson, Lancaster; companion, Thomas S. Smith, Orlando. Dove Funeral Chapel & Crematory-Conway Chapel, Orlando.

LUIS ALFREDO ECHEVERRI, 72, Cali, Colombia, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Echeverri was an auto mechanic. He was born in Cali. Survivors: wife, Elfi; sons, Miguel Alfredo, Fernando Adolfo, Juan Carlos, all of Colombia; daughters, Martha Cecilia, Luz Marina, Claudia Milena, all of Colombia, Doris Bravo, Orlando; brothers, Gilberto, Reinaldo, both of Colombia; sisters, Luz Maria, Aura, Olga, Alicia, all of Colombia; 10 grandchildren. Central Florida Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.

MATTY STANFORD ERICKSON, 97, 1021 Fleck Ave., Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 4. She was born in Kissimmee. She was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Orlando. Survivors: nephew, Stanley Shave, Apopka; niece, Victoria Shave, Kissimmee. Austin & Barnes Funeral Funeral Home, Boone, N.C.

VICENTE H. ESPINOZA, 80, Lake Breeze Circle, Lake Mary, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Espinoza was a machine operator in the plastic industry. Born in Ecuador, he moved to Central Florida in 1994. Survivors: wife, Flor, Long Island; daughters, Angela Jurado, Lake Mary, Rosa Baquerizo, Elizabeth, N.J.; sons, Marcos, Jericho, N.Y., Enrique, Kleber, both of Queens, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild-Oaklawn Park Chapel, Lake Mary.

JESSE "LENNON" HALE, 71, Summerlin Avenue, Sanford, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Hale was a retired car inspector for CSX railroad. He was born in Sanford. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge 1851 and American Association of Retired Persons. He was Methodist. Survivors: companion, June Shannon, Sanford; brother, Harvey H., Sanford. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford.

EULALIA HINE, 88, 55th Avenue, Glendale, Ariz., died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Hine was the former co-owner and restaurant manager of Lances' A & W, Owatonna, Minn. Born in Cuba City, Wis., she moved to Central Florida in 1972. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, DeBary. Survivors: sons, David Lance, West Palm Beach, Steven Lance, Phoenix; sister, Imelda Baker, Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Deltona Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, Orange City.

DAVID L. JOLLEY, 45, Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, died Sunday, Sept. 5, of complications from diabetes. Mr. Jolley was retired from Amoco Plastics Inc. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, he moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was Protestant. Survivors: father, Joseph D., Winter Park; brothers, Tony, Orlando, Todd, Ocala; sister, Terrie Hudson, Belleview. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Ocoee.

NORMA W. JONES, 72, North Citrus Circle, Zellwood, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Jones worked in the clothing sales industry. Born in Downingtown, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1988. Survivors: sons, Stuart, Pennsylvania, William Bruce, Georgia; daughters, Debra Ann Cerniglia, Missouri, Kathy DiDonato, Apopka; sisters, Gloria Piergalline, Delaware, Eileen McCardell, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Funeral Home, Apopka.

BARBARA ANN JACKSON, 58, Spring Oak Lane, Port Orange, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Jackson was a retired medical assistant. Born in Independence, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1981. She was a member of Westminster By the Sea Presbyterian Church. Survivors: husband, Ray; mother, Helen L. McClelland, Weirton, W.Va.; son, Gregory, St. Marys, Ga.; daughter, Kimberly R. Jackson, Orlando; brothers, Wayne Lowry, Wintersville, Ohio, Noble McClelland, Weirton; sister, Hazel Pruckner, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren. Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange.

DORIS M. JOYCE, 66, San Mateo Drive, Titusville, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Joyce was a retired officer manager for Robinson Thread. Born in Worcester, Mass., she moved to Central Florida in 1991. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Titusville. Survivors: daughters, Karen Luneski, Lisbon, Conn., Lynn, Titusville; son, Wayne, Auburn, Mass.; sister, Jeanette Thebodo, Worcester; six grandchildren. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.

PAUL H. KIRCHNER, 75, Gull Drive, South Daytona, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Kirchner was a retired lieutenant commander in the Navy. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he moved to South Daytona from DeLand in 1987. He was a member of Pelican Bay Country Club, Daytona Beach and the Naval Aviators. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, Randal, Roseville, Ga., Dan, Altamonte Springs; three grandchildren. Baggett and Summers Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

SI MAY KOO, 88, Simmons Road, Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Koo was a homemaker. Born in China, she moved to Central Florida in 1968. Survivors: sons, Frank H., Orlando, Dr. David, Katonah, N.Y., Michael, Sacramento, Calif., Jack, Singapore; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

FRANCES ANN MATTHEWS, 80, 1925 Rolling Green Circle, Sarasota, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Matthews was a homemaker. Born in Newark, N.J., she moved to Sarasota from Central Florida in 1997. She was a member of Church of Our Saviour. Survivors: son, Wayne T., Sarasota; two grandchildren. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach.

ETHEL MINNERLY MOYER, 81, 53 Paul Rene Drive, West Melbourne, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Moyer was a retired civil service procurement clerk and secretary for Patrick Air Force Base. Born in Manchester, N.H., she moved to Central Florida in 1956. She was a member of Harbor City Chapter 263, Order of the Eastern Star, Studebaker Antique Car Club, Organ Club, Homemaker's Club, Shell Club, Sewing Club, Bridge Club and Survivors of the Serena. She was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational, Melbourne. Survivors: daughters, Martha Crunbley, Waleska, Ga., Suzanne Page, Melbourne; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

LAURA LOUISE NELSON, 75, High Street, Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker. Born in Blackshear, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1955. She was a member of North Park Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter, Judy Thomson, Orlando; brother, Ed Kelly, Fernandina Beach; sister, Janette Davis, Fernandina Beach; four grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Conway Chapel, Orlando.

MILDRED H. PFENINGER, 91, 5416 Bannock St., Micco, died Sunday, Sept. 26. Mrs. Pfeninger was a former beautician. Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she moved to Central Florida in 1969. She was a member of RSVP. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Satellite Beach. Survivors: daughters, Jeanne L. Bitter, Micco, Marilyn R. Carson, Orlando; son, Raymond C., Honeoye, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

REBECA M. RITHER, 42, Second Street, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3, of complications from diabetes. Mrs. Rither was a homemaker. Born in Haiti, she moved to Central Florida in 1985. She was a member of Ninth Street Church of Christ. Survivors: husband, Petion; daughters, Alisha, Martha, both of Orlando; sons, Jefthy, Bildad, Woody, all of Orlando; sisters, Marie Sylvain, Maryann Baptiste, Ruth Mathew, all of Orlando, Louisa Mathew, New York, Mary B. Mathew, Haiti; brothers, Henry, Orlando, Linose, Phillip, Sardri, Johnas, all of Haiti; one grandchild. Brinson's Funeral Home, Orlando.

GERALDINE MARIE ROBBINS, 68, Wisconsin Avenue, St. Cloud, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Robbins was a real estate broker. Born in East Bernstadt, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1978. Survivors: husband, Ralph; daughters, Jennifer Cunningham, St. Cloud, Gayla Garland, Palm Bay, Carol Wilmarth, Vail, Ariz., Patty Sprecklmeier, Hamilton, Ohio, Donna Neidlinger, Avon Park; sons, Larry Bowman, Kissimmee, Jackie, Camden, Ohio; brother, David Homer Jr., Brookville, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

VERA MARGARET ROBERTS, 82, 1103 Jersey Ave., St. Cloud, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Roberts was a PBX operator. Born in Shamrock, Okla., she moved to Central Florida in 1997. She was a member of First Christian Church, St. Cloud. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Sharpe, St. Cloud; sister, Gwendolyn Hallem, Texas; brother, Wendall Hendrickson, Clovis, N.M.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Fisk Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Cloud.

CLYDE E. SAULS, 75, Lake Grassmere Circle, Zellwood, died Sunday, Oct. 3, of congestive heart failure. Mr. Sauls was proprieter of a trucking company. Born in Ashburn, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1952. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Orlando. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Fran; son, Larry C., Orlando; daughters, Mary Ann Erickson, Palm Harbor, Beverly A. Taylor, Nashua, N.H.; sister, Betty Rentschler, Pell City, Ala.; five grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.

TERRI MARIE SELVA, 39, Curry Ford Road, Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 4. Ms. Selva was a homemaker. Born in Fort Lauderdale, she moved to Central Florida in 1963. She was Christian. Survivors: daughter, Tosha Lynn Mango, Orlando; mother, Janis E., Orlando; father, Anthony J., Leesburg; sisters, Evelyn J. Taylor, Orlando, Tina L. Kolewe, Deltona; brothers, James N. Pridemore, Orlando; Darren C., Tampa. Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Winter Park.

RUSSEL E. SIMPSON, 77, Jeffrey Road, DeLand, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Simpson was a maintenance care person with the Duvall Home for Retarded Children. Born in Michigan, he moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was a member of The Fellowship Baptist Church, Deltona. He was veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Marie; daughters, Janet Koessler, Warren, Mich., Cathy Bowman, Chesapeake, Ohio; sons, Anthony "Sam," Deltona, Richard, Sterling Heights, Mich., David, Center Line, Mich.; sisters, Anna Leibler, Gladwin, Mich., Alice Walker, DeBary, Jennette McKinney, Nitro, W.Va., Betty Montgomery, San Diego; brother, Ray Simpson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand.

LOUISE BEATTY TOWNS, 71, Raleigh Street, Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 2, of respiratory failure. Mrs. Towns was a homemaker. Born in Greenville, she moved to Central Florida in 1938. She was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, Orlando. Survivors: son, Kenneth Scott, Orlando; daughter, Annie Scott, Orlando; brothers, Alphonso Howard, Earl Howard, both of Tampa, Frank Howard, Elmer Howard, both of Greenville; sisters, Josephine Sampson, Ormond Beach, Christine Stayton, Fort Pierce, Emma J. Howard, Greenville, Liz McCray, Ernestine Bellamy, Alberta Pyron, all of Tampa; two grandchildren. Mitchell's Funeral Home, Orlando.

BEATRICE EMMA TIBBETTS, 77, Durham Circle, Kissimmee, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Tibbetts was a hotel/motel housekeeper. Born in Cape May, N.J., she moved to Central Florida in 1962. She was Presbyterian. Survivors: husband, Willard H.; daughters, Pearl Gain, Jeffersonville, N.Y., Beatrice Stone, Pickens, S.C., Jeanette Ganzel, Wartrace, Tenn., Florence Yost, Orlando; brother, Clarence Eldredge, Orlando; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society-Winter Park Chapter.

LOIS UTSEY, 76, West Anderson Street, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3, of kidney failure. Mrs. Utsey was a housekeeper. Born in Grover, S.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1950. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of Usher Board No. 2 and Missionary Circle No. 9. Survivors: daughters, Deloris U. Mills, Adelphi, Md., Jacqueline M. Ballard, Orlando; sister, Mary Nell Linder, Washington, D.C.; brother, Hoover Singletary, Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Brinson's Funeral Home, Orlando.

JAMES EDMUND WILSON, 76, Sun Ray Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3, of cancer. Mr. Wilson was an insurance claims adjustor. Born in Chatsworth, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1955. He was Lutheran. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors: sons, James E. III, Lancaster, S.C., Michael S., Longwood, William W., Winter Garden; daughter, Mary E., Henron, Conn.; four grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society-Winter Park Chapter.

MARY ELIZABETH WISE, 80, Michael Avenue, Deltona, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Ms. Wise was a homemaker. Born in Lancaster, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1997. Survivors: daughter, Judy A., Deltona; brothers, Fred W. Sigman, Columba, Pa., John M. Sigman, Rohrerston, Pa. Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Orange City.

TABBIE D. WOODHAM, 85, Maguire Road, Ocoee, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Woodham was the retired manager for Fairvilla Nursery. Born in Elba, Ala., she moved to Central Florida in 1936. She was a member of Hyland Baptist Church, Orlando. Survivors: sisters, Annie M. Scott, Orlando, Minnie F. Wallace, Lakeland. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

BEULAH M. WOODWARD, 91, 155 Landover Place, Longwood, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Woodward was a homemaker. Born in Nashville, Mo., she moved to Central Florida in 1991. She was a member of PEO. She was a member of Sanlando United Methodist Church, Longwood. Survivors: son, Ralph L. Jr., Fort Worth; daughters, Margaret Drakesmith, Longwood, Nancy Drebes, Fort Myers; sisters, Helen Kjos, Sun City West, Mabel Hornbeak, Winchester, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society-Winter Park Chapter.

DOROTHY W. YEAGER, 66, 523 N. Kelton Ave., Ocoee, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mrs. Yeager was an owner and operator of a trucking company. Born in Andalusia, Ala., she moved to Central Florida in 1945. She was Protestant. Survivors: sons, Robert W., Astatula, Jeffrey C., Lake Jem; daughters, Evelyn Brewer, Lake Jem, Dorothy M., Astatula; brother, Eugene Wallace, Eustis; sister, Opal Shivers, Umatilla; six grandchildren. Steverson -- Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home, Tavares.

WILLIAM C. BEEKMAN, 92, Utah Drive, Deltona, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Beekman was a retired truck driver for Anchor Motor Freight. Born in White Plains, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1995. He was a member of Teamsters Local 445. He was a member of the Salvation Army. Survivors: wife, Janet H.; daughters, Jennie Crofoot, Gertrude Burdess, both of Deltona, Allie May Crofoot, Nyack, N.Y.; son, William, Elmsford, N.Y.; sister, Ester DeLeon, New York; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Baldauff Family Funeral Home, Orange City.

EULA ROSE JACKSON BENNETT, 85, South Main Street, Winter Garden, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, of a heart attack. Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker. Born in North Carolina, she moved to Central Florida in 1952. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Winter Garden. Survivors: sons, Sherman Rose, Lake City, Michael Jackson, Fernandina Beach; daughters, Marie Watson, Davenport, Marlene Darby, Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.

CHARLES "GENE" BETHEL, 83, 9309 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Bethel was a retired salesman in the grocery industry. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was Protestant. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was past master of Universal Masonic Lodge No. 631 F & AM, Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies and Aladdin Shrine Temple, both of Columbus. He was a member of Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 8, Columbus. Survivors: daughter, Leslie Ann Nesser, Columbus; sons, Charles W., Orlando, James E., Mike W., both of Columbus; stepdaughters, Susie D. Tharp, Galena, Ohio, Melinda G. Irvin, Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

RUTH HENRIETTA BETHEL, 87, 9309 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 4. She was a registered dietitian for the Columbus, Ohio, public school system. Born in Columbus, she moved to Central Florida in 1972. She was Protestant. Survivors: daughters, Susie D. Tharp, Galena, Ohio, Melinda G. Irvin, Tucson, Ariz.; stepdaughters, Leslie Ann Nesser, Columbus; stepsons, Charles W., Orlando, James E. and Mile W., both of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

MAYNARD LOUIS BLANKENBURG, 84, 2728 Miami Terrace, Kissimmee, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Blankenburg was a supervisor of a stamping company. Born in Lake Orion, Mich., he moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Ruth C.; son, Don, Lansing, Mich., sister, Rhea Kollasch, Tustin, Calif. Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

MELINDA J. BOTTI, 64, Zelda Boulevard, Daytona Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Botti was a retired bookkeeper. Born in Washington, D.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1982. She was a member of South Daytona Christian Church. She was a member of the National Association of Women in Construction. Survivors: husband, Louis H.; sons, Franklin Atwell, Damascus, Md., Douglas Atwell, Middletown, Md.; daughters, Terrie Franko, Cheryl Percy, both of Hyattsville, Md.; brother, William Hasty, Bowie, Md.; sister, Amanda June Zidek, Bowie; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baggett and Summers Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

FLORENCE C. COPE, 71, Lake Seneca Road, Eustis, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Cope was a former employee of Martin Marietta. Born in Cumberland, Md., she moved to Central Florida in 1959. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: sons, Robert, New Jersey, Michael, Asheboro, N.C.; daughters, Patricia Usry, Mooresville, N.C., Linda Howell, Eustis, Bonnie Maxey, Rockwell, N.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.

LUIS DEJESUS, 67, 1214 Egan Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. DeJesus was a laborer in the medical field. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, he moved to Central Florida in 1991. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors: wife, Ricardina; son, Louis, Orlando; daughters, Emelyn Bosa, New York, N.Y., Marilyn Pica, Daisy, both of Puerto Rico, Joseline, Orlando; brothers, Ralph, Brooklyn, N.Y., Benjamin, Puerto Rico; sisters, Virginia, Cecelia, Andrea Malave, Natividad Aviles, all of New York, Ursula Melendez, Puerto Rico, Carmen, Orlando; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Dove Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Orlando.

EDWARD JAMES HATCHER, 81, Tiffin Avenue, Deltona, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Hatcher was a retired mechanic. Born in McKeesport, Pa., he moved to Central Florida in 1991. He attended Jubilee Church of God. Survivors: wife, Pearl J.; daughters, Priscilla Parsons, Mary Lopinto, Robin Hanicak, all of Deltona, Angela Seanor, Ruffsdale, Pa.; sons, James, Mount Pleasant, Pa., Bruce, Edwin, both of Deltona; brothers, Robert, Richard, both of McKeesport, Harold, New Port Richey; 16 grandchildren, two great-grand children. Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Orange City.

EVERETT WILLIAM HAWKES, 87, Lakeshore Drive, Tavares, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, of congestive heart failure. Mr. Hawkes was a retired chauffeur. Born in Manchester, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1952. He was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church, Orlando. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

JEAN IGOU, 53, Elizabeth Street, New Smyrna Beach, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mrs. Igou worked at Coronado Paint Company of Edgewater. Born in Franklin, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1984. Survivors: husband, Charles; sons, Joe Thompson, Tony R., Firman Davis, Glen; daughters, Barbara Ford, Tammy Igou Lee, Anna Davis, all of New Smyrna Beach; brothers, Jesse Mackey, New Smyrna Beach, Ralph Mackey, Leroy Mackey, both of Brooksville, Clair Mackey, Edgewater; sisters, Violet Ward, Mercer, Pa., Esther Clark, Franklin, Alice Lopeno, Edgewater; nine grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.

WILLIE MAE JACKSON, 80, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Jackson was a cook. Born in Clay County, she moved to Central Florida in 1950. She was a member of Church Mother's Board and the Senior Citizens. She was a member of Miracle Center Outreach Ministries. Survivors: daughter, Willie Lee Weaver, Melbourne; sisters, Essie Mae Hill, Odell Shorter, both of Cocoa; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Lewis-Ray Mortuary, Titusville.

DR. HULDRICH H. KUHLMAN, 85, Collegedale, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Dr. Kuhlman was a biology professor and chairman of the Department of Biology at Southern Adventist University. He was born in Higgins, Texas. He was a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors: wife, Marian L.; son, Charles, Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Beverly Kuhlman-Kinney, Longwood; sister, Rose Brittain, Spring, Texas; four grandchildren. Heritage Funeral Home, Chattanooga.

FELIX ARTURO MATOS, 77, Seabridge Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Matos was a carpenter in the construction industry. Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, he moved to Central Florida in 1984. He was a member of Betania Church. Survivors: wife, Ana R.; daughters, Myrna Young, Oklahoma City, Okla., Hazel Brown, Orlando, Laura Kohl, Herndon, Va.; son, Ivan, Orlando; sisters, Estrella, Lucila Ferrer, both of Puerto Rico; brother, Alfonso, Puerto Rico; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeraria Buxeda, Orlando.

ADA DELOIS MCDONALD, 83, Lincoln Avenue, Merritt Island, died Thursday, Sept. 30. Mrs. McDonald worked in housekeeping. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1923. She was a member of Tropical Park Civic League. She was a member of Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church, Merritt Island. Survivors: sons, Joseph Jr., Samuel, Thomas, Reginald, all of Fort Lauderdale, John L., Michael, both of Merritt Island; daughters, Carrie Hood, Mary K. Ford, Linda McDonald, all of Fort Lauderdale, Sadie M. Orr, Merritt Island, Delores, Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Annie Williams, Merritt Island; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Lewis-Ray Mortuary, Titusville.

ANNA MEICKE, 88, State Road 436, Oviedo, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Meicke was a homemaker. Born in Czechoslovakia, she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Survivors: daughters, Janet Ziemann, Winter Springs, Carolyn Hoppe, Cary, Ill.; five grandchildren. Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Orange City.

JOSEPH PIERPONT MORGAN, 83, Flanders Way, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, of congestive heart failure. Mr. Morgan worked in retail grocery. Born in Alton, he moved to Central Florida in 1940. He attended Goldenrod Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Dorothy D.; daughters, Dimple A. Nestor, Rome, Ga., Victoria M., Winter Park, Reba Y. Braun, Orlando, Diana A. Barnes, Las Vegas; stepsons, Tom, Phil, both of Orlando; stepdaughters, Betty Adams, Orlando, Mary Colosimo, Winter Park; sisters, Melba O. Blair, Maxine F. Harrison, both of Lake Wales; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Conway Chapel, Orlando.

DELORES S. PENDERGRASS, 76, 1679 Frontier Drive, Melbourne, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Pendergrass was a homemaker. Born in Montgomery, Ala., she moved to Central Florida in 1969. Survivor: husband, Louis. Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa.

PAUL J. RAST, 80, County Road 139, Wildwood, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Rast was a retired conductor for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Born in Ocala, he moved to Wildwood from Orange Springs. He was a member of Wildwood United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion and National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees. Survivors: wife, Gynelle; daughter, Ellen Kay Wilson, La Belle; son, James David, Orlando; four grandchildren. Banks-Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood.

PETER RODRIGUEZ, 78, Wellington Street, St. Joseph, Trinidad, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Rodriguez was an agriculturalist. He was born in Trinidad. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors: wife, Nerissa; sons, Francis, Orlando, Michael, Achoy, Saemus, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughters, Gemma Martin, Kayren Clapperton, both of Brooklyn, Eula, Phoenix, Ingrid Coutou, Trinidad; sisters, Jane, Mary, Osabia; brother, Ano; 30 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Mitchell's Funeral Home, Orlando.

CHARLES L. SMITH JR., 73, 1049 Wavecrest Ave., Indialantic, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Smith was owner of Smitty's Interlude, Melbourne. Born in Melbourne, he was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Fran C.; daughters, Pam, Boston, Patricia Cole, Melbourne; sons, Michael, Indialantic, Mitchell, Melbourne; stepdaughter, Diana McNulty, Seminole; stepson, Dennis Thomas, Treasure Island; sister, Johnise L. Sapundjieff, Melbourne; brother, Basil Smith, Merritt Island. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral home, Melbourne.

RICHARD R. TEPFENHART, 69, 3001 Lucky Circle, Kissimmee, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. He was a retired district account manager for Ohio Bell. Born in Cleveland, he moved to Central Florida in 1980. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kissimmee. He was a member of Holy Name Society, Ohio. He was Boy Scout Master of St. Bartholomew Troop 172, Ohio. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Ohio. Survivors: wife, Shirley; daughters, Christine M. Schneider, Avon Lakes, Ohio, Catherine M. Samuel, Holmstead Township, Ohio, Cynthia M. Blessing, Parma, Ohio, Carlotta M. Mickel, St. Cloud; sons, Paul R., Middlebury Heights, Ohio, Richard F., Westpark, Ohio; sister, Lois Carol Bednar, Spring Hill; 13 grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

MARTHA WEYER, 77, Noble Avenue, Bushnell, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, of Leukemia. Mrs. Weyer was a homemaker. Born in Sharon, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1960. She was an associate member of Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida. She was a member of Lord of Life Church of God, Winter Springs. Survivors: sons, George T., Sharpsville, Pa., William M., Oviedo, Dennis M., Pflugerville, Texas, Daniel F., Orlando; daughter, Nancy Smith, Center Hill; brother, Robert Kamensky, Hermitage, Pa.; sisters, Elma McGrath, Elsie Flynn, both of Transfer, Pa., Flo Bell, Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Carey Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

MATTIE WHITE, 77, 7240 Plantain Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3, of congestive heart failure. Mrs. White was a homemaker. Born in Macon, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was a member of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Oakland. Survivors: husband, Cyril R. Sr.; daughters, Mary J. Sayles, Cheryl A. Parrish, both of Orlando; sons, Carl Allen, Oakland, Alonzo Allen, Cyril R. Jr., Wade P., Vincent E., Calvin G., all of Orlando; brothers, James Walker Jr., Akron, Ohio, J.C. Walker, Juliette, Ga.; 32 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Postell's Mortuary-Pine Hills Chapel, Orlando.

HUGH M. WHITFIELD, 79, Scoutoak Loop, Oviedo, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Whitfield was a sales representative. Born in Leeds, Ala., he moved to Central Florida in 1957. He was Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; son, Randy, Oviedo; brother, Robert D., Dothan, Ala; three grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Oviedo.

MAUDE COVINGTON WHITFORD, 95, Amelia Avenue, DeLand, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Whitford was a homemaker. Born in Anderson County, S.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1946. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sanford. Survivors: sons, James H. Covington, Sanford, Gerald F. Covington, Orlando; daughter, Della E. Euro, Orange City; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford.

ROGER NASHEE WINDOM, 72, 4921 Banana Ave., Cocoa, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Windom was an electronics technician for General Electric. Born in St. Paul, Minn., he moved to Central Florida in 1953. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: sons, Roger, Cocoa, Steve, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Joan Rago, Jeanne Wallace, both of Cocoa; brother, Paul, Long Island, N.Y.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. East Coast Cremation, Rockledge.

RONALD G. WITTY, 48, McDaniel Drive, Kissimmee, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. He was born in Paterson, N.J. He was a general handyman. He was Christian. Survivor: mother, Mary, Kissimmee. Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee.


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