Miscellaneous Central Florida Obituaries - 1999

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REMER BAKER SR., 79, 10001 Hill St., Kissimmee, died Saturday, Oct. 2, of pneumonia. The Rev. Baker was a retired minister. Born in Thomasville, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1945. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Kissimmee. Survivors: daughters, Lillie Johns, Ruth, Naomi, Joyce, all of Kissimmee, Patricia Casey, Orlando; sons, Rev. Remer Jr., Rev. C.W., Theodore, Rev. K.S., Everett, Rondal Collins, all of Kissimmee; brothers, Rev. K.S. Sr., Birmingham, Ala., Otis Mitchell, Eatonville, Sam Mitchell, Thomasville, Robert, Willie, Rollie, Andrew, Curven, all of Hawthorne; sisters, Dorothy Mitchell, Mable Mitchell, Lucille Mitchell, all of Thomasville, Velma Mitchell, Newark, N.J.; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.

LEWIS RAY BIGGERSTAFF, 75, Plantation, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Biggerstaff was a draftsman for the city of Winter Park. Born in Winter Park, he moved to Plantation from Central Florida in 1990. Survivor: sister, Jacqueline B. Smythe, Atlanta. Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs.

WALTER J. BOYCE, 84, Baltimore Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Boyce was retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of lieutenant. Born in St. Louis, he moved to Central Florida in 1977. He was Roman Catholic. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors: son, Arthur J., Winter Park; brothers, Larry, Arthur, William, all of St. Louis; sisters, Margaret Caldwell, Nell Mades, both of St. Louis, Marion Fields, Washington; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

ELEY BROWN, 76, Lee, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Brown was a retired crane operator. Born in Landis, Ark., he moved to Lee from Central Florida in 1997. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a member of Lee First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Betty; daughter, Joyce Bethea, Lee; brother, Jerry, Eddyville, Ky.; sisters, Roean Irwin, Amesville, Ohio, Mary Koehler, Wadsworth, Ohio; two grandchildren. Beggs Funeral Home, Madison.

NOVELLE A. BROWN, 80, Scarlet Road, Winter Park, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Brown was a retired pharmacist. She was born in Tampa. She was Roman Catholic. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

JOHN FRANK BUTLER, 58, Live Oak Lane, Apopka, died Thursday, Oct. 7, of cancer. Mr. Butler was a security officer. Born in Greenville, S.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1988. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors: mother, Margaree, Georgia; wife, Beverly; sons, Joseph, John Jr., Roberto, all of Apopka; daughters, Patricia, Sonya, all of New York, Michelle Brown, Texas; Modesta, Juanita, Christina, all of Apopka; brother, Zack Singleton, New York. Sunset Cremations, Altamonte Springs.

ALBERT K. "DUTCH" CAMPBELL, 73, 340 Hope Terrace, Maitland, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Campbell was a driver education instructor. Born in Chesterhill, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida in 1959. He was a member of University of Kentucky K Club and Sports Hall of Fame. He was Episcopalian. Survivors: wife, Betty; son, Doug, Maitland; daughters, Jayne, Central City, Ky., Betsy Moretz, Longwood; one grandson. Orlando Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.

HANNAH J. CANNON, 85, Paine Lane, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Cannon was a homemaker. Born in Horning, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1958. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: husband, Robert L.; daughters, Bobbie L. Rodriguez, Orlando, Mary H. Jones, Cullowhee, N.C.; 25 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Union Park Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Orlando.

JASPER T. DAVIDSON, 80, Ellerbee Road, Winter Garden, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Davidson was a welder for Florida Metalcraft. Born in Alabama, he moved to Central Florida in 1950. He was Baptist. Survivors: son, Richard, Winter Garden; daughter, Cathy, Windermere; brother, Ramsey, Winter Garden; sister, Mamie Richter, Chipley; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Ocoee.

ESTHER A. DEVALL, 91, Huntly Lane, Winter Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mrs. DeVall was a homemaker. Born in Kingwood, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1990. She was Christian. Survivors: sons, Ronald, Martinsburg, W.Va., Lowell, Orlando; daughters, Doris Clingerman, Orlando, Orpha Livingston, Winter Springs; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Oviedo.

EDWARD J. FEDRICK, 34, Sunnyview Drive, Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 2, of acute respiratory failure. Mr. Fedrick was a store manager for Cosco Wholesales Co. He was born in Orlando. He was a member of Life Center Church, Eatonville. Survivors: daughter, Asjah, Orlando; parents, Lewis and Lou, Orlando; sisters, Valeria Laws, Delbra Maxwell, Kathy Taylor, Adriene Hills, Glenda Mitchell, all of Orlando; brothers, Douglas, Freddie, Louis, Eric Sr., all of Orlando; paternal grandmother, Mary, Perry, Ga. Postell's Mortuary-Pine Hills Chapel, Orlando.

JAMES EDWARD DUBAY, 78, 257 Menlo Park Ave., Davenport, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Dubay was a retired comptroller for the Air Force. He was born in Presque Isle, Maine. He was a member of Baseball City Boosters. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors: wife, Patricia M.; daughter, Barbara A. Johnson, Mount Laurel, N.Y.; sister, Marie D. Madigan, Houlton, Maine, Emily D. Ather, Tullahoma, Tenn.; one grandchild. Becker Family Funeral Home, Clermont.

PAULA FRANCIS, 44, Vista Palma Way, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Francis was a dispatcher. Born in New York, she moved to Central Florida in 1995. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: husband, Michael Davis, Queens, N.Y.; son, Adam Quallo, Orlando; daughter, Amanda, Orlando; parents, Noel R. and Pauline, Orlando; brother, Goel, N.Y. Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Orlando.

CONSTANCE R. GARMONT, 67, Rose Lane, Longwood, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mrs. Garmont was a homemaker. Born in New York, she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: daughter, Janet R., Lake Mary; mother, Rose Comitto, Longwood. Baldwin-Fairchild Semoran-Forest City Chapel.

ALVA P. GORDON, 91, 720 Mellonville Ave., Sanford, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mrs. Gordon was a homemaker. She was born in Valrico. She was Methodist. Survivors: daughter, Katherine Bishop, Sanford; sons, Edward, Douglas, both of Sanford; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Orlando Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.

RENETTA SHEFKA GUST, 85, Gaston Foster Road, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Gust was a grocer. She was born in Ramsay, Mich. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: son, John, Orlando; brothers, Ray Shefka, Chicago, Martin Shefka, Flora, Ill. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Conway Chapel, Orlando.

ANN E. HATHAWAY, 70, Carli Court, Lake Mary, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mrs. Hathaway was a news secretary in journalism. Born in Tampa, she moved to Central Florida in 1982. She was past president of Lady Elks. She was a member of United Church of Christ, Lake Mary. Survivor: husband, Charles. Central Florida Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.

DORTHEA HOOKER, 62, 307 Dickson St., Kissimmee, died Friday, Oct. 1, of cancer. Mrs. Hooker was a homemaker. Born in Rock Hill, S.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1944. She was a member of Outreach Church of Jesus, Kissimmee. Survivors: husband, James; daughters, Ellen, Kissimmee, Lily L. Washington, Bradenton; son, Jimmy, Kissimmee; sister, Lucille Alford, Orlando; brothers, Samuel Brown, Kissimmee, J.C. Sibley, Charlotte, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.

BARBARA JEAN IRVINE, 69, Flowertree Road, Orlando, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mrs. Irvine was human resources manager for Florida Auto Auction. Born in Pittsburgh, she moved to Central Florida in 1974. She was Methodist. Survivors: sons, William, Orlando, Richard, Atlanta; daughters, Susan Cole, Pensacola, Cynthia, Bartow; five grandchildren; five grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes-Pine Castle Chapel, Orlando.

RUBY C. JONES, 90, South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mrs. Jones was retired lunchroom manager for New Smyrna Beach Senior High School. She was born in Lake Helen. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Ervin, New Smyrna Beach, Tom, Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Ellen Laudenslager, Kingston, Tenn., Jackie McNutt, Boyne City, Mich., Bonnie Yunker, New Smyrna Beach; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.

CORINNE LINGENFELSER, 97, County Road 426, Geneva, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mrs. Lingenfelser was a homemaker. Born in Chicago, she moved to Central Florida in 1962. She was Protestant. Survivors: son, Frederick III, Bernville, Pa.; daughter, Corinne Hatfield, Geneva; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Winter Park.

ROBITZSCH B. "R.B." LONG, 93, North MacDonald Avenue, DeLand, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Long was a retired accountant. Born in Ludowici, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1956. He was a member of International Accountant Society and Berry College Alumni Association. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors: wife, Opal; daughters, Joyce A. Long-Wilson, Yalaha, Anne Long-Huffman, Altamonte Springs; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Altman-Long Funeral Home, DeBary.

LAURA MATOS, 73, 799 Country Woods Circle, Kissimmee, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mrs. Matos was a retired factory worker. Born in the Dominican Republic, she moved to Central Florida in 1994. She was a member of Rock of Salvation Church, Kissimmee and St. Anthony Catholic Church, Bronx, N.Y. Survivors: husband, Juan, Kissimmee; daughter, Magalles Valdez, N.Y.; sons, Gustavo Hernandez, N.Y., Antonio Hernandez, Connecticut; brother, Bulovia Fermin, Hialeah; sisters, Virginia Fermin, Sorida Fermin, Minerva Fermin, and Dolores Fermin all from the Dominican Republic; four grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

RUTH W. MAUZY, 77, Justy Way, Orlando, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mrs. Mauzy was a homemaker. Born in Blue Grass, Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1986. She was a member of Monterey Methodist Church. Survivors: sons, James, Orlando, Randolph, Cincinnati; sisters, Kathryn W., Harrisburg, Va., Janet W. Pulley, Springfield, Va., Dorothy W. Hevener, Hightown, Va.; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel.

MARY LYNN McKINNON, 83, 7014 Lake Willis Drive, Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. McKinnon was a teacher. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, she moved to Central Florida in 1994. She was a member of Indialantic Bridge Club, Retired Teachers Association, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of East Minister Presbyterian Church. Survivors: daughter, Judy L. Huff, Orlando; two grandchildren. Loomis Funeral Home, Apopka.

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 Paulk, 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.

LATHEY M. "J.R." MORGAN Jr., 49, 4433 Bryan Ave., Kissimmee, died Monday, Oct. 4. He was a mechanic for Economy Tire, Kissimmee. Born in Hazard, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1979. He was a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Judy Frey, Kissimmee; daughters, Susan Foley, Stoughton, Mass., Dawn Frey, St. Cloud, Kathleen Boledovic, St. Cloud; sons, James, Brockton, Mass., Robert, Kissimmee; sisters, Dolly Collins, Louisville, Ky., Ethel Hawkins, Kentucky, Thelma Murphy, Ky.; brother, Robert, Indianapolis, Ind.; brother, Letcher, Jeffersonville, Ind.; eight grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

F. JOSEPH "JOE" O'CONNELL, 79, Pineview Drive, Orange City, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. O'Connell was an administrator with IBM Corp. Born in Lost Nation, Iowa, he moved to Central Florida in 1963. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, DeBary. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Pine Golf Course.Survivors: wife, Alice; daughters, Eileen Coon, Sumner, Wash., Mary Jo Gunnin, Dover, Del.; sons, Robert, Apopka, Sean Farrell, Andrew Farrell, both of Deltona; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand.

ANTHONY "TONY" PELLETIER, 22, Winding Trail, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Pelletier was a mason in the construction industry. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he moved to Central Florida in 1989. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors: parents, John and Patty, Orlando; brother, Kenneth, Orlando; sister, Aline, Orlando; maternal grandparents, Phydime and Aledine, Altamonte Springs. Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Winter Park.

BETTY J. PETERS, 66, Floyd Avenue, Lake Mary, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mrs. Peters was president of an insurance company. Born in Franklin, Ind., she moved to Central Florida in 1983. She was a member of Nicotine Anonymous. Survivors: daughter, Jennifer Bagnell, Lake Mary; sons, Robert J. Holman, Middleburg, James E., Orlando; three grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild-Oaklawn Park Chapel, Lake Mary.

ROBERT B. PHILLIPS, 70, Companaro Avenue, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Phillips was a mortgage banker. Born in Orlando, he was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He was Christian. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: son, Craig, Darien, Conn.; daughter, Karen Riel, Augusta, Ga.; eight grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

MARIA MICHELE PORCARO, 29, Mission Club Blvd., Orlando, died Wednesday, Sept. 29. Ms. Porcaro was a real estate leaser. Born in San Diego, she moved to Central Florida in 1980. Survivors: mother, Jeanie, Deltona; sisters, Sherry A. Barnett, Columbus, Ind., Gena J. Rigdon, Moab, Utah; brother, Philip D. Fultz, Dallas. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

JAMES B. ROGERS, 75, Shasta Drive, Orlando, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mr. Rogers was an engineer. Born in Mission, Kan., he moved to Central Florida in 1964. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Delores; sons, Jay, Richard, Mark, Bill, all of Orlando; sisters, Betty Fisher, Kansas, Donna McCullen, Virginia; five grandchildren. Central Florida Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.

FRANK LEE SAXON, 76, Gaston Foster Road, Orlando, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Saxon was a parole and probation officer for the state of Florida. Born in Gainesville, he moved to Central Florida in 1973. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association, Elks Lodge 1079, Loyal Order of the Moose and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was Protestant. He was retired from the Marine Corps. Survivors: wife, Frances E., Orlando; daughters, Phyllis J. Sloane, Orlando, Karen L. Fontenot, Crowley, La.; sisters, Eleanor Sadler, Jimmie A. Kirk, both of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

GENEVIEVE G. SHADY, 89, Towhee Trail, Orlando, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Mrs. Shady was a customer service clerk. Born Bluffton, Ind., she moved to Central Florida in 1993. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors: daughter, Karen L. Toney, Orlando; sisters, Maxine Curry, Mary Williams, both of Bluffton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

FRANCES ANN SHEWBRIDGE, 55, Medan Court, Orlando, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mrs. Shewbridge was a clerical worker for Raytheon Corp. Born in Elkins, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1999. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, Marshall B., Bahamas; sons, Robbie J. Paugh, Clarksburg, W.Va., Christopher Heffner, Bahamas, Dana A., Orlando; daughter, Annette Ruckman, Orlando; brothers, Robert Mancino, Joe Mancino, both of Bridgeport, W.Va.; sister, Cookie Mancino, Bridgeport; mother, Dolores Mancino, Bridgeport. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Pine Castle Chapel.

RICHARD D. TICE, 66, Lantana Court, Kissimmee, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. He was a printer for the Kansas City Star and an addictions counselor. Born in Bonner Springs, Kan., he moved to Central Florida in 1988. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Kissimmee Lodge 2056 and the Elks. Survivors: wife, Jennie, Kissimmee; sons, Richard, Platte City, Mo., Michael, Live Oak, Dennis, Springfield, Mo., Kevin, Des Moines, Iowa; daughter, Jo Frost, Lees Summitt, Mo.; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee.

DONALD C. WARNER, 62, 933 Rock Oak Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Warner was retired from the Air Force. Born in Wright County, Iowa, he moved to Central Florida in 1975. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 205, Shriners Temple and Bahia Temple. He was Protestant. Survivors: wife, Kathleen; sons, Kenneth, Washington, Donald Jr., Orlando; daughter, Kellie Monteleone, Clermont; seven grandchildren. Orlando Direct Cremation Service.

ROY LEE WELCHER, 58, Jasper Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. Mr. Welcher was a drywall finisher. Born in Raleigh, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1975. Survivors: sisters, Nicole Dee, Orlando, Geneva Curtis, Burlington, N.C. Sunset Cremations, Altamonte Springs.

WILLIAM HIRAM WRIGHT, 85, North Spring Garden Avenue, DeLand, died Wednesday, Oct. 6. Mr. Wright was former administrator of Fish Hospital, DeLand. Born in Tamola, Miss., he moved to Central Florida in 1960. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: son, Bill H., Alabama; brothers, George, Ridgeland, Mass., Bob, Jackson, Miss.; sister, Mabel Harbour, Vicksburg, Miss.; two grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, DeLand.


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