Miscellaneous Central Florida Obituaries - 1998

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LUCILLE RAY ALDRICH, 80, Chippewa Trail, Maitland, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Aldrich was a homemaker. Born in Austin, Texas, she moved to Central Florida in 1963. She was a member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church. She was a honorary life member of the Winter Park Garden Club and the Woman of the Church. Survivors: husband, Eugene C.; daughters, Justine McMillon, Caddo Mills, Texas, Carolyn Clarke, Oviedo; brother, Morgan Smith Jr. Austin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park.

JAMES C. ANDERSON, 51, 8933 Big Blue Lane, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Anderson was a jewelry repairman. Born in Long Branch, N.J, he moved to Central Florida in 1998. Survivors: parents, Charles and Eleanor, Orlando; son, Christopher, St. Cloud, sister, Margaret Sloan, Tabernacle, N.J. Central Florida 469 Direct Cremation, Orlando.

EDWARD M. BLANKNER, 84, Waynesville, N.C., died Thursday, Dec. 3. He was born in Orlando. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; son, Edward M. Jr., Houston; stepsons, John Giardina, Frank Giardina, Richard Giardina, all of Orlando; brother, Francis W., Orlando. Wells Funeral Home, Waynesville.

LUCY W. BROWN, 92, Kennison Drive, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. Born in Meansville, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1961. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Survivor: sister, Rebecca W. Houseworth, Redmond, Wash. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

MARILYN JOHNSON BURKART, 72, 1505 W. Hein Road, Mount Dora, died Tuesday, Nov. 10. Mrs. Burkart was a homemaker. She was born in Evanston, Ill. She was a volunteer at Mount Dora Library. Survivors: mother, Louise Johnson, Mount Dora; daughter, Louise, Sebastian; son, John Jr., Derwood, Md. Devol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

MILDRED LUCIELLE BUTNER, 69, Gracie Drive, DeLand, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Butner was a machine operator for Ardmore Farms, DeLand. Born in Minerva, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1975. Survivors: husband, James; son, Richard L., DeLand; daughters, Shirley A. Bowes, Linda M. Cafaro, both of DeLand, Debra K. Tennant, Lake Helen; sisters, Martha Ankeny, Ormond Beach, Ethel Russell, Massillon, Ohio; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand.

DONALD GENE COVEY, 64, 813 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mr. Covey was a driver for Overland Pilot Service. Born in Wytheville, Va., he moved to Central Florida in 1990. He was a member of St. Luke and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: mother, Emma, St.Cloud; brother, William, Miami; sister, Janet Ritter, St. Cloud. Fisk Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Cloud.

GOLDIE OLGA GRIFFIN, 77, 2957 Norvell Court, Deltona, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mrs. Griffin was a homemaker. Born in Artesian, S.D., she moved to Central Florida in 1963. Survivors: son, Grant, Orlando; daughters, Loretta, Deltona, Lorraine, Orlando, Sharlene, Albany, N.Y.; sister, Esther Ferrante, Deerfield Beach; two grandchildren. Deltona Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, Orange City.

KIRBY "K.P." HUNT, 77, Branford, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Cmrd. Hunt was retired from the Navy. He was born in Sampson City. He was a member of Old Timers Club and Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was Baptist. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors: wife, Lillian; daughters, Donna de Armas, Winter Park, Debbie Gallagan, San Diego; stepdaughters, Kathleen Seller, Humansville, Mo., Sylvia Gamblin, Phoenix, Laura Yingling, Oak Grove, Mo.; stepsons, Wayne Johndrow, Fort Smith, Ark., John Johndrow, Florence, S.C.; sister, Renay, Sanford; brothers, G.I., Joe, both of Orlando, James, Merritt Island; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Daniels Funeral Homes, Branford.

WILLIAM A. HUNTER, 71, Marks Terrace, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Hunter was a broker. Born in Pittsburgh, he moved to Central Florida in 1970. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Kathleen M.; daughters, Nancy Eikler, Harrisburg, Pa., Sarah Aires, Gardners, Pa.; one grandson. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.

MARIAN C. JEWELL, 101, Southgate Drive, Kissimmee, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. Mrs. Jewell was a registered nurse. Born in Grayling, Mich., she moved to Central Florida in 1984. She was a member of Good Samaritan Community Church. Survivors: son, John, Crystal Falls, Mich.; sister, Kathryn Dieter, Oregon; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Grissom Funeral Home & Crematory, Kissimmee.

MARIAN AUGUSTA ACKERT JONES, 79, Lake Annie Drive, Plymouth, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Jones was a purchasing agent. Born in Newark, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1945. She was a member of Plymouth Baptist Church. Survivors: sister-in-law, Mary J. Sears, Macon, Ga.; brother-in-law, Lee, Macon. Baldwin-Fairchild Semoran-Forest City Chapel.

EARL P. LOMAS, 81, 9946 Norman H. Cutson Drive, Orlando, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Lomas was a retired finish carpenter. Born in New Bedford, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1942. He was Presbyterian. He was an Air Force knight fighters veteran. Survivors: Eula; son, Earl Jr., Orlando; daughters, Patricia Lane, Missouri, Carol Mock, Colorado, Marion Shank, Winter Park; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Orlando Direct Cremation Services, Orlando.

HELEN LOWERY, 83, North Dillard Street, Winter Garden, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Lowery was a nurses assistant. Born in Coffee County, Ala., she moved to Central Florida in 1940. She was a member of Garden Cathedral Church of God, Winter Garden. Survivors: sons, Doyle, Ocala, Roger, Houston, Bryan, Elba, Ala.; daughters, Peggy Bass, Gotha; brother, Grady Stringfellow, DeFuniak Springs; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.

JULIA LUNDGREN, 107, Lake Shore Drive, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3, of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Lundgren was a registered nurse. Born in Hoople, N.D., she moved to Central Florida in 1959. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winter Park. She was a member of the Winter Park Garden Club. Survivors: brother, Herbert Gryde, Scottsdale, Ariz.; three granddaughters four great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Lake Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

THOMAS L. MCCATHRAN, 54, Fruitwood Avenue, Eustis, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. Mr. McCathran was retired from the Public Works Department in Maryland. Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1990. He was Catholic. Survivors: wife, Maria; daughter, Deneena; parents, Donald and Jean, Washington Grove, Md.; brothers, James, Joseph, Robert, Mark, Kenneth, William; sisters, Ann, Mary Mansfield, Joan Mahaffey. Baldwin-Fairchild-Oaklawn Park Cemetery and Funeral Home, Lake Mary.

JACK C. MCDADE, 72, Goldenrod Road, Winter Park, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. McDade was the founder of Pittsburgh Paint & Glass, Winter Park. Born in McRae, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1932. He was a member of Winter Park Elks and the Florida Cattlemen's Association. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was Methodist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Patricia; son, Dennis A., Orlando; daughters, Jackie Fry, Tallahassee, Sandra L., Casselberry. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel.

KAYLA VICTORIA MCKEAN, 6, 402 Soldier Square, Casselberry, died Monday, Nov. 30, of an apparent homicide. Kayla was a student. She was born in Orlando. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Orlando. Survivors: mother, Elisabeth; sister, Eden, Casselberry; grandparents, Joe and Marilyn, Fern Park; paternal grandparents, Richard and Sandra Adams. Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Winter Garden.

KENNETH L. MEEK, 84, Dunnett Court, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Meek was a real estate broker. Born in Earlville, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was a Grand Master of Masonic Lodge. He was Methodist. Survivors: son, Douglas D., Grosse Pointe, Mich.; one grandson. Woodlawn Carey-Hand Funeral Home, Gotha.

BESSIE M. MITCHELL, 82, Pago Street, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3, of pneumonia. Mrs. Mitchell was a nursing assistant. Born in Live Oak, Mich., she moved to Central Florida in 1956. She was Baptist. Survivors: daughter, Ponn Sacco, Orlando; sons, Forrest, Donald, both of Orlando; sister, Marion Stanley, Van Nuys, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Carey-Hand Funeral Home, Gotha.

GEORGE P. PULLEN, 81, 4875 Chisholm Road, St. Cloud, died Thursday, Dec. 3, of myelofibrosis. Chief Master Sgt. Pullen was a retired senior logistics engineer for Martin Marietta. Born in Rome, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1965. He was Methodist. He was retired from the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors: stepson, William A. Wright, Florence, Ariz.; stepdaughters, Idelle McElvy, New Braunfels, Texas, Alma Lile, Waco, Texas, Winnie Calvery, Orlando, Ollie Mae Rust, San Bernardino, Calif., Shirly Matthews, Havelock, N.C. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

CHARLES K. ROBINSON, 64, 1024 Morin St., Eustis, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Robinson was a produce manager. Born in Arab, Ala., he moved to Central Florida in 1953. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Eustis. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Bessie M.; sons, Charles E., Ricky L., both of Mount Dora, James Kenneth, Tangerine; brother, Bobby, Mount Dora; sisters, Mildred Head, Eustis, Joyce Corbett, Jo Brownsberger, Jessie Anderson, all of Mount Dora, Faye Dickerson, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora.

FRANCES L. SCHMIDT, 87, Seminole Blvd., Seminole, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Schmidt was a homemaker. Born in Jeffersonville, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1970. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kissimmee. Survivors: son, Paul Sauer, Clearwater; daughter, Patricia A. Lupfer, Dunedin; brother, Loren Arnold, Pinellas Park; sisters, Garnet Leach, Jamestown, Ohio, Martine Maeburger, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Helen Diffendal, Circleville, Ohio, Dorothy Hines, Washington Court House, Ohio; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

GARLAND C. SHARPE, 65, Kirkland Road, New Smyrna Beach, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Sharpe was a salesman of farm produce. Born in Reidsville, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1968. He was a member of Beachside Baptist Church. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors: brothers, Dwight R., McLeansville, N.C., Elbert Ray, J. Van, both of Reidsville; six nieces and nephews. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.

ROBERT HUGH SHAWHAN, 77, Riverdale Road, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Shawhan was a carpenter. Born in Hepzibah, W.Va., he moved to Central Florida in 1973. He was Baptist. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Christy Jo Gassman, Fort Hood, Texas; son, Robert H., Orlando; brother, William, Edgewater; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park.

ANITA HARRIET SHERIDAN, 47, 2331 Pine Brook Drive, Kissimmee, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Miss Sheridan was a bookkeeper for a bank. Born in Mineola, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1991. She was Methodist. Survivors: mother, Anita, Kissimmee; brother, Edward, Port Washigton, N.Y. Fisk Funeral Home and Crematory, St.Cloud.

MARGARET E. SMITH, 83, Owen Court, Deltona, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. Born in Toronto, she moved to Central Florida in 1975. She was Protestant. Survivors: son, Thomas E., Deltona; sister, Mary Koslowski, Deltona; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Semoran-Forest City Chapel, Forest City.

ONFRIA F. SPATAFORA, 80, Shady Glen Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, of cardiac arrest. Ms. Spatafora was a homemaker. She was born in Jamestown, Pa. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: son, Anthony, Orlando; sisters, Millie M. Maniscalo, Long Island, N.Y., Mary Sidoti, Queens, N.Y.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care-Hunters Creek, Orlando.

LUCY CORENA TYRES, 63, 113 Georgia Ave., St. Cloud, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mrs. Tyres was a food server for Krystal Co. Born in Daytona Beach, she was a lifelong resident. Survivors: daughters, Veda Devlin, St. Cloud, Velia Jean Alm, Newalla, Okla.; sisters, Beulah Crossman, Crescent City, Virginia Tinder, Daytona Beach; three grandchildren. Fisk Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Cloud.

SHERMIN WHITE, 81, 157 West St., Eatonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. Mr. White was self-employed in the lawn-care business. Born in Esto, he was a lifelong Florida resident. Survivors: wife, Edna, Orlando; daughters, Ruby Brooks, Ladonna Henson, both of Orlando; sons, Lynn F., Quincy, Michael, Orlando; sisters, Jonnie Wilson, Mittie Bush, both of Orlando; 19 grandchildren. Dove Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Winter Garden.

HARRY WILKISON SR., 69, Shady Lane, Orange City, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Wilkison was an aviation mechanic. Born in Miami, he moved to Central Florida in 1973. He was a veteran of the Air Force. Survivors: wife, Betty; son, William Harry, Jr., Longwood; daughter, Deborah Yvonne Lunt, Altamonte Springs; sister, Rose Garner, Cedar Key; brothers, Hood, Melbourne, Roy, Round Rock, Texas, Jim, Seattle; two grandchildren. Lankford Orange City Chapel.


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