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Robert W. Seybold, 72, of Naples and Cincinnati, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Robert and Mildred Seybold. He was the President of the Seybold Company, Cincinnati, OH. He was a life-member of Kenwood Country Club, Cincinnati, past member of the YPO (young presidents Club) at finally the 49ers Cincinnati Presidents Club. In Naples he is a member of Kensington Country Club. He enjoyed boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, hunting and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Seybold; step-daughter, Susan Marie (Jeff) Fuller of Orlando; step-son, Gordon (Kimberly) Krause of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother, Richard Seybold; grandchildren, Will Fuller, Emma Krause and Alison Seybold; aunt, Lucille Richardson and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples on Friday, February 23, 2001 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 1101 North Lake Destiny Road No. 415, Maitland, Fla. 32751-7105. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: FEB 21,2001

Rodney E. Dykes - Graveside services for Rodney E. Dykes will be held tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at Naples Memorial Gardens. Hodges Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.
Ad first appeared: JUN 13,2001

Ruth Clarke Yag, 66, of Naples, died Monday, April 16, 2001. Mrs. Yag had lived in Concord, MA before moving to Naples 13 years ago. She was also a part-time resident of Cashiers, NC. Ruth had been a volunteer at Naples Community Hospital for many years. She enjoyed painting and photography and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a proud and dedicated wife and mother, and a best friend to many. She is survived by her husband, William H. Yag. She was a devoted mother to Michael (Margaret) Yag of Duluth, GA; Cathryn (William) Duffy of Clarence, NY; and Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD and Corey Howard, MD of Naples. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Erin, Amy, Caitlain, Brendan, Bryan, Aubrey, Bradley and Benjamin, and her sister, Lois (William) Phelps of Naples; and her mother-in-law, Nell Putnam of Naples.Rlatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 19, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Lymphedema Network, Latham Square, 1611 Telegram Avenue, Suite 1111, Oakland, CA 94612 or Hospice of Naples, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: APR 18,2001

Ruth Howard Garrett of Naples, passed away March 7, 2001. She was the beloved mother of Mary Martin and Marjorie Faulkner of Naples, Robert Garrett of Bonners Ferry, ID and the late Ruth Kessler and Charles Howard Garrett. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in the Village Chapel on the Campus of North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Road, Naples. In Honor of Ruth's life, the Naomi Circle will host a reception in the Community Building following the service. She will be buried with her late husband and son at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, PA. Donations in her memory may be made to North Naples United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: MAR 28,2001

Ruth Sanford Baker Gamble, 92, of Naples, died December 1, 2000 at Premier Place at the Glenview. Mrs. Gamble was born on May 24, 1908 in New Haven, Conn. At about the age of two, she was adopted by Charlotte Sanford Baker who was a teacher, benefactor and principal at the Spence School for Girls in New York City. Mrs. Gamble was educated at the Spence School and was graduated in 1926. She attended Pine Manor and then went to photography school in New York City. During the latter 1920's and in the 1930's, Mrs. Gamble was a professional photographer in New York City. In 1941, she married Joseph Nixon Gamble. She continued her association with the Spence School and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1959 until 1963. Having spent winters in the Southwest Florida area since the early 1960's, Mrs. Gamble and her husband moved to Naples from New York City permanently in 1978. Surviving family members include her two children, William R. Gamble and his wife, Dolores of Naples, and Pamela G. Phillips and her husband, Cary of Marietta, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Tate Phillips of Mari- etta, Ga. and Matthew Phillips of Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by her adopted brother, Eliot Spence Baker in 1974; and by her husband, Joseph Nixon Gamble in 1994. A memorial service and inurnment will be at Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church on Friday, December 8th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Spence School, c/o the Alumni Office, 22 East 91st Street, New York, N.Y. 10128. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: DEC 06,2000

Sally P. Schulenburg (nee Perry) died Friday, January 12, 2001. Beloved wife of Ralph E. Schulenburg; dear mother of William Schulenburg (Suzy) and John Schulenburg (Betsy) of Basking Ridge N.J.; grandmother of six; sister of Peter Perry (Judy) of Naples, Fla.; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend. Memorial services were held Monday, January 15, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at family owned Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Mo. Internment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Louis PI BETA PHI Alumni Club Charities, 7730 Corondelet Suite 333, St. Louis, Mo. 63105.
Ad first appeared: JAN 17,2001

Sherman Perry, 83, of Naples and formerly of Flint, MI, died Sunday, May 6, 2001. Sherman worked for General Motors and retired after 32 years of service. Sherman moved to Naples with his loving wife, Eleanor in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son, Douglas (Cathie) Perry of Gains, MI; two step-daughters, Sandra (John) Jacobson of Peoria IL and Gail Smith of Naples; two grandsons, Dan (Kelly) Smith of Peoria, IL and Mike (Dawn) Smith of Birmingham, AL. Sherman was preceded in death by 12 siblings. Services are to be held in Michigan at a later date. Memorial contributions in Sherman's name may be to the charity of your choice.
Ad first appeared: MAY 09,2001

Stanley Lee May, 74, long-time resident of Naples and Evanston, Ill., currently residing in Madison, Wis., died Monday, March 19, 2001 Beloved husband of Helen (nee Nellos); loving father of Chelley (Ron) Mosoff, Alan (Amy) May, Risa (Brad) McPherson, and Ellanna May (Michael) Gassman; special step-father of David (Mary) and Douglas (Andrea) Hoerr; proud grandfather of Adam, Sarah, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Max and Freddie; dear brother of David (Frances) and Maurice, both of Miami; former husband of Aviva May. Services Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, Ill. Interment Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights, Ill. For information: The Weinstein Family Services Wilmette Chapel 800-288-5701
Ad first appeared: MAR 21,2001

Stuart MacGregor Place, born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., a resident of Dallas, Texas, and a long-time South Bend, Ind. community leader, died February 28, 2001 in Houston, Texas. For most of his professional career he lived in South Bend, where he served as general agent for Aetna Life and Casualty Company. He was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of South Bend and he was an active member of a number of organization boards including the Michiana Arts and Sciences Council, which he served as president, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association and the Firefly Festival of the Performing Arts. In 1984 he was appointed by Gov. Robert D. Orr to serve on the board of the Indiana Arts Commission. In 1988 he was honored by Gov. Orr as a Sagamore of the Wabash. After moving to Dallas, Texas he became an active member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, serving on its Session and as chairman of numerous committees. Several years ago he conceived the idea of creating a columbarium to be erected in the church courtyard. That project has just now been completed, and he will be the first to be inurned there. He is survived by his beloved wife, Bette, his daughter, Amy McCreary of Dallas, a sister, Ruby Haag of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and three children by ariage: David Hawkins and his wife, Christi of Plano, Texas, Mimi Blankenship and her husband, Matt of Austin, Texas and Andrew Hawkins of Austin, Texas. He cherished his grandchildren, Margaret Coffey, Heather McCreary and Christopher McCreary, all of Dallas; Michael, Katie and Stephen Hawkins of Plano; and Mathew, Travis, Natalie and Madeline Blankenship of Austin. Memorial services will be held in the sanctuary of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230 at 2:00 p.m., March 25th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to the Columbarium Fund at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church or the Lorena Collier Fund, MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030.
Ad first appeared: MAR 07,2001

Susan A. Toth passed away February 1, 2001. She was 45. She was preceded in death by both her parents, Joseph and Francis Toth. Sue was a friend and a devoted employee of Jeff Wilson Pools Service, where she was working as office manager until her death. Born in Hobart, Ind. in 1955, Sue went on to Brookfield, Ohio where she attended school and graduated from Brookfield High. After moving to Naples in November of 1993 she joined the hospitality staff at the Ritz Carlton, where she made many friends. She will be remembered by all as a kind and generous woman. Sue will be sadly missed by family and friends and by her two companions, Cody and Maxwell. Contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund in memory of Sue Toth at 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852 or 800-638-8299. Funeral arrangements by Fuller Funeral Home, Pine Ridge Road, Naples.
Ad first appeared: FEB 07,2001

Taide Zamora, 26, of Immokalee, Fla., died Saturday, January 20, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Laura Zamora of Immokalee; his father, Luis Zamora of Mexico; his mother, Rosa Maria Zamora of Mexico; daughter, Arlette Zamora; sisters, Maria Vacques of Immokalee and Estella Hurtaea Zamora of Mexico; and brother, Jamie Zamora of Immokalee. Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 24th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Brister Funeral Home. Services will be Thursday, January 25th, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Ettore Rubin, officiating. Burial at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens. Brister Funeral Home, Immokalee in charge of arrangements.
Ad first appeared: JAN 24,2001

Tamara Leathco Nixon, 25, of Naples, died very unexpectedly April 28, 2001 in Ocala, FL. Tamara was born and raised in Naples and attended Lely High School. Survivors include her husband, Jason Nixon; her daughter, Samantha Jean Leathco; her son, Jadon Dacee Nixon; her mother, Rebecca Snow Kern; her mother's companion, Gary Boling; her sister, Sherri Cribbs (Paul) Olson and children, Apollo, Matthew, Jonathan, and Stephanie; her brother, Richard (Rex) Cribbs and his family; her maternal grandmother, Marcella (Robert) Coe; and maternal grandfather, Austin (Patricia) Snow, all of Naples. Also surviving is her father, James Leathco; and paternal grandparents, Mattie Ann and William T. Dillender, all of Tennessee. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, May 2, 2001 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel, 2011 Pine Ridge Road with a funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Sherman, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tamara Nixon Children's Fund at any AmSouth Bank. Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel 597-8888
Ad first appeared: MAY 02,2001

Tassie Copetas of Naples and formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday April 27, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Peter Copetas; sister of the late Neokle Maroule and Anna M. George; aunt of Paul A. and Beth George; and Stephen A. and Lynn George; great-aunt of Gregory A. George. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts or St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Ad first appeared: MAY 02,2001

Thelma Rastetter, 88, of Bonita Springs, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Formerly of Ravenna, Ohio, she moved to this area 1979. She was born February 1, 1912 in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of Elmo and Edna May Davis. She was an avid golfer and a member of Twin Lakes Country Club in Kent, Ohio and The Glades Country Club in Naples. In her younger years she was an avid tennis player and won the Alliance City Championship. Mrs. Rastetter is survived by her children, Sharon Rossborough of Bonita Springs, Fla., Cathy (R. Chix) Miller of Macon, Ga. and Rolly (Charlotte) Rastetter of Canton, Ohio; her grandchildren, James Burnett of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jeff (Caroline) Miller of Macon, Ga., Stacy Miller of New York City, N.Y. and Rob Rastetter of Canton, Ohio; and one great-grandchild, McClain Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William B. Rastetter; her daughter, Bonnie Kay; and her brother, Rollin Davis. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JAN 03,2001

Thomas B. Byers, 84, of Naples, Fla., passed away December 22, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; his son, Tommy; daughter-in-law, Ruby. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105.
Ad first appeared: DEC 27,2000

Thomas J. Salb, 79, of Naples, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Mr. Salb was born in Jasper, IN, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then attended the University of Arizona. He joined Bulkley Dunton Pulp Company in New York City in 1949 and in 1965 joined Gottesman Central National Corp as Senior Vice President. In 1980 he formed his own company, Salb Inc., acting as agent for pulp and paper producers both domestic and foreign. He came to Naples from Sag Harbor, NY in 1976 and retired in 1991. He was a member of Audubon Country Club, The Moorings Country Club, The Forum Club, a life-member of the American Legion, life-member of the Knights of Columbus, life-member of the Disabled American Veterans, secretary of the Phi Gamma Delta Southwest Alumni Group, Secretary of The Other Voice of Naples, a Laryngectomee group. Mr. Salb is a member of St. William Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey and sons, T. Jeffrey of Norfolk, VA; J. Scott of Fairfield, CT; and R. Christopher of Lexington, VA; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. J. P. Salb of Jasper, IN; and Naples; and his sister, Mrs. Glenn Gramelspacher of Jasper, IN. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. William Church. In place of flowers, donations may be made to The Other Voice of Naples, c/o Cathleen Bergin, 400 Eighth Street North, Naples, FL 34102 or the American Cancer Society. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: APR 11,2001

Thomas Vandiveer Porter III, 70, died in an automobile accident in Casa Blanca, Chile on Friday, March 30, 2001. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on December 16, 1930. He was a graduate of the University of Florida, Class of 1953, where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. In 1952, he married Tonie Benson at St. Ann Catholic Church. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. Upon his return, he was devoted to his family and to his chosen home, Naples, Florida. As a young man, he was a member of the Naples Jaycees and was involved in the transfer of the county seat from Everglades City to Naples. He served on the Collier County Mosquito Control Board from 1963 to 1986. An Independent Insurance Agent, he was president of B.I.A. for many years. He was Chairman of the Board of the Mercantile Bank of Naples, a charter member of Naples Bay Rotary, a member of the Elk's Club, past president of the Collier County Historical Society and an active Master Gardener. He was a charter member of the Naples Sailing Club, a member of the Naples Yacht Club and the Moorings Country Club. Never lacking enthusiasm, his interests included golf, travel, antique cars and toys of all kinds. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a kind man, a friend to many and a teacher to some. He is survived by his wife, Tonie (Benson); his children, Clarice (Reesa Truesdall), Thomas (Van), Christina (Chrissie Forbes) and John. His greatest joys were his grandchildren, Heather and Lizzy Truesdall, Almee, Thomas and Robbie Porter and Jonathan and Anna Porter. Also surviving Mr. Porter are his sister, Virginia Carroll; and nephews, Robin Carroll and Bill Goodloe. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, April 17th at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 475 Ninth Avenue South, Wednesday, April 18th at 11:00 a.m. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Naples Yacht Club following the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Naples Bay Rotary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1852, Naples, FL 34106.uler Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: APR 11,2001

Thomas W. "Tommy" Stewart, 44, of Naples, died accidentally Saturday, March 17, 2001. Born and raised in Naples, he is survived by his two children, Wesley Arthur Stewart and Evan Wade Stewart; and his former wife, Deonna Stewart of Humboldt, Tenn.; his sister, Joan Stewart; his brother, James A. "Jimmy" Stewart Jr.; and his sister in-law, Karen Stewart, all of Naples. Also surviving are two nieces, Jennifer Hudson and Allison Stewart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola and J. Arthur Stewart; and grandparents, Alice and Capt. Charles W. "Pops" Stewart. Relatives and friends may call at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Wednesday (tonight) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, 1:00 p.m. at Naples Memorial Gardens. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: MAR 21,2001

Vernon Earl Avant, 76, died Monday, December 11, 2000 in Naples, Fla. He had been a resident of Naples for the past 20 years. Mr. Avant moved to Naples from greater Atlanta, Ga. after retiring from a 32 year career as a chief engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He served in the Air Force during WW II and was an active ham radio operator. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1782 of Naples. He is survived by his wife, Mildred S. Avant of Naples, Fla.; daughter, Mary Ann (Mark) McDonald of Lithonia, Ga.; brother, Lloyd (Alice) Avant of Ames, Iowa; brother, Gene (Lois) Avant; and sister, Ruby Hearns, both of Kannapolis, N.C.; sister, Ruth Talbert of Belmont N.C.; two grandchildren, Erin and Kevin; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: DEC 13,2000

Virginia Baldwin Porter - Memorial services for Virginia Baldwin Porter will be held TODAY, Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: JAN 24,2001

Virginia C. "MooMoo" Madden, 83, of Naples, Fla., passed away on December 21, 2000. She was a veteran of WWII. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Denise Britton-Morris; son-in-law, Robert Morris Jr.; brother, Bernard Raff; best friend, Mildred Struck; family friend, Linda Lines; and nieces, Diane Brock and Pat Robson. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2000 at the Naples Funeral Home, 3107 Davis Blvd. NAPLES FUNERAL HOME 775-4255
Ad first appeared: DEC 27,2000

Virginia M. Henderson, 81, passed away May 22, 2001. A native of New Castle, DE and 30 year resident of Marco Island. She is survived by her children, Candy Alford, Greg Henderson, Jack Henderson; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorell Ward of New Castle, DE; and many friends. A service will be held Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 South Barfield Drive, Marco Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association in her memory.
Ad first appeared: MAY 30,2001

Walter "Wally" Clark, 98, died early Tuesday morning. He moved to Naples in 1978 maintaining his summer home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University and held an MBA and two honorary degrees from Harvard. After a brief stint as a professional jazz band drummer in Boston, he moved to Detroit in the inauspicious autumn of 1929 to seek his fortune as a stockbroker. Eventually times got better and his career lasted 55 years. He was a superb golfer and bowler and in his later years, his prowess at gin rummy was legendary. He won the Michigan Seniors Golf title in 1952, was champion of his bowling league at the Detroit Athletic Club for many years, and a member of its Interclub Team. He joined the Masonic order in 1923 and became a Shriner. He was a great father and a devoted husband for 65 years. He is survived by his wife, Marion; her sons, John and Sloane Barbour; his son, Skip; and his granddaughter, Emilie. A memorial gathering will be held at Country Club Manor on Friday at 5:00 p.m. No flowers please.
Ad first appeared: JAN 24,2001

Walter L. Keller, a resident of Naples, Fla. since 1959, passed away suddenly March 11, 2001 at the age of 69. Walter was born on September 29, 1931 in Peoria, Ill. to parents, Charlie and Annie Keller. Walter served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. In 1959 he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in architecture. His architectural vision helped shape the face of Naples today. His designs include hundreds of commercial and residential landmarks in Naples such as The Village on Venetian Bay, The Plaza on Third Street, The Corner Building (and many more buildings on Third Street South), Neapolitan Way Shopping Center, the Naples Bath and Tennis Club, The World Tennis Center, the Edith Collier Sproul Trust Building, the N.A.B.O.R. Building and five DeVoe automobile dealerships. His residential designs included: Lely Country Club, Lely Classics Country Club, Pelican Bay Country Club, Bay Terrace, The Contessa, Ship's Landing, Waterside I-IV, Hibiscus Point, individual private residences and many others too numerous to mention. Walter was a corporate member of the American Institute of Architects and the Southwest Florida Chapter A.I.A. He served in the past as President of the Naples Chamber of Commerce. Civic activities included serving as Chairman of the Naples Building Code Board of Appeals as well as holding numerous leadership roles in dozens of civic endeavors. His list of pro bono designs for local charities is extensive. Walter Keller is survived by his wife, Polly; his children, Nancy Keller Stetson, and Mike Keller; his step-sons Charles and Shaun Kelly; his siblings, Charles, Jim and Bob Keller, Doris Howe and Alice Mae Cartwright. Walter was adored and cherished by ten grandchildren, Kristin, Kurt and Matthew Keller, Blaise Stetson, Kyle and Paige Kelly, Miranda and Mitchell Kelly and Jared and Kelsey Lipman. Services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooringline Drive, Naples. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the David Lawrence Foundation Restoring and Rebuilding Lives Campaign, 6075 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Fla. 34116. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: MAR 14,2001

Wayne W. Kring - A memorial service for Wayne W. Kring will be held today at 1:00 p.m., Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. A reception will follow at Royal Wood Country Club. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: MAR 14,2001

Wesley Leroy Williams, born December 16, 1967 passed in to the loving arms of the Lord April 20, 2001. Wesley worked and attended school in both Lee and Collier County. He is survived by his father, Roy Williams and Diane Cornelison; his mother, Pauline Usher (Gary) Usher; his sister, Mary Getter (Forest), their children, Megan, Linc and Lance; his sister, Tara Cornelison; brother, Roy Jones; Shawn and Shannon Usher; as well as grandparents, Rita Brundage and Charles; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial service to be held Thursday, April 26, 2001, 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL.
Ad first appeared: APR 25,2001

Wesley Usher, 83, passed away January 10, 2001 in the arms of his beloved wife, Mildred, in Tampa, Fla. due to heart and diabetes diseases. Wes, a son and grandson of Oregon pioneers, Herman Perry Usher (Bertha Lavane Olson) of Deer Island, Ore. was born November 26, 1917, St. Helens, Ore. He dropped out of school early, rode the rails, served with the C.C.C. Camps, helping build roads and parks in the northwest during the Depression. Later, prior to WW II he enlisted and served with the 4th Marines (Marine Corps Band) in Shang-hai, China, 1938, working with a Special Services unit entertaining the troops in Southeast Asia/Pacific. At completion of his eight years of WW II duty he continued as a civilian his career in Vaudeville, et al as a musician, composer, comic/emcee. Later he incorporated all his artistic skills into a professional clown act (Medals the Klown) traveling and working all over the U.S. until his death. He lived a full and very interesting life and brought a lot of joy to others. He was a True Joey to the world, he will be missed. Surviving is his wife, Mildred; her sons, Ron, Gary, Dan Mac Duffie and wives; and numerous grandchildren, all of Tampa, Fla.; son, Gary Brian Usher (Pauline); grandsons, Shannon Tracy, Shawn Brian, Wesley Williams; granddaughter, Mary (Williams) Getter, all of Naples/Ft. Myers, Fla. area; cousins, Perry and Gordon Olson of Oregon; nephew, Robert Usher of Culver, Ore.; niece and other extended family members, in-laws and outlaws living in Oregon, and Alaska. Wes was cremated by National Cremation Society and his ashes will be placed to sea at his request, by his step-son, Ron at a later date. Military services were held January 13, 2001 in Tampa, Fla. at Lopez Veterans Home. Flower-cards, donations, etc. can be sent to: Mildred Usher, 11401 Donna Avenue, Tampa, Fla. 33617 or DAV National Headquarters.
Ad first appeared: JAN 17,2001

William C. Conger, 58, of Naples, died Friday, May 18, 2001. Mr. Conger had lived in Claremore, OK before moving to Naples in 1988. He formerly owned William C. Conger Plastering in Miami for many years and owned Conger Home Maintenance here in Naples. He is survived by Carol Fay Conger, wife of 33 years; and their children, William "Butch" (Pam) Conger Jr. of Claremore, OK, David (Jeannie) Conger of Colbert, GA and Kelly Conger of Naples. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Clint, Aaron and Garrett Conger, and James "Jessie" Crouse III. Friends are invited to call Thursday, May 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Interment private. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: MAY 23,2001

William H. Hoyer, 91, of Bonita Springs, died March 12, 2001 at his residence after a brief illness. Mr. Hoyer had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1970 coming from Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of Community Congregational United Church of Christ of Naples and for over 20 years was an accountant with the City of Dayton Water Department. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 0147-1861 of Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Hoyer is survived by his brother, John Hoyer of Estero, Fla.; daughter-in-law, J. Rae Hoyer of Bonita Springs; and granddaughter, Tondya Hoyer, also of Bonita Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Hoyer, August 21, 1981; and his son, Dr. David Hoyer, January 6, 2001. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 15, 2001 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Charles Lewis, Pastor of Community Congregational United Church of Christ, officiating. Entombment will be in Dayton, Ohio. The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, Fla. 33908 in memory of Mr. Hoyer. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982 Family Owned Since 1978
Ad first appeared: MAR 14,2001

William H. Knight, 83, of Naples, died Monday, January 15, 2001. Formerly of Washington, D.C. and Terre Haute, Ind., he had been a resident of Naples since 1970. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, having served in the 101st Airborne. Mr. Knight is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy; his children, Elizabeth (Tim) Dawson of Springfield, Ill., Eric Knight of Bonita Springs, Fla., Terry (Steve) Butterworth of Naples, Fla., and Sandy (Jamie) Shedden of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the National World War II Memorial, American Battle Monuments Commission, Attn: GR048, P.O. Box 96074, Washington, D.C. 20090-6074. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: JAN 17,2001

William James McGregor of Bethesda, Md., died Monday, January 1, 2001. He was a graduate of Duquesne University, studied at Harvard University and Allegheny College. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was treasurer/business manager for 25 years at St. John's College High School and bookstore manager for six years. Mr. McGregor was the beloved husband of Grace McGregor; father of Bill (Debbie), Tom (Anita) and Bernie (Beth) McGregor, Mary (Peter) Fisher and Jim (Mari-lynn) McGregor; brother of Lois Magel and Thomas McGregor and the late Edward and John Robert McGregor; grandfather of Kristen, Kortney, Kalynne, Tommy, Monica, Michelle, Maura, Shane, Patrick, James, Shannon, Reilly, Kelsey. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, Md., Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md., Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's College High School, 2607 Military Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20015, DeMatha Catholic High School, 4313 Madison Street, Hyattsville, Md. 20781 or St. Jane de Chantal School or CYO, 9525 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814.
Ad first appeared: JAN 03,2001

William Joseph Brown, 84, of Naples, Fla. and North East, Pa., died Monday, March 5, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Born in Detroit, Mich., son of William J. and Sadie Brown. Mr. Brown had been a seasonal resident of Naples since 1985 where he lived in Turtle Lakes. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nevis Brown; daughter, Sandra Lew Hotes of California.; step-son, Philip Bonker of Chapel Hill, N.C.; brother, Robert Brown of Naples, Fla.; and sister, Lucille Reynolds of Erie, Pa. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: MAR 07,2001

William M. Harding, a resident of Naples since 1990, died Saturday, January 13, 2001. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, September 13, 1934 to the late Wilbur Thomas and Bina Stinchcomb Harding. A pioneer in the regional shopping center business. Mr. Harding joined May Centers, Inc., a division of The May Department Stores Company, St. Louis, Mo. in 1957. He was instrumental in the development of May's 28 regional shopping centers across the United States and retired as president and CEO in 1981. He then joined Alexander Hagen Development in Los Angeles, Calif. as a principal until 1986. Mr. Harding earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio in 1956 and was a graduate of Fairview White High School, Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Harding is survived by his loving wife, Sherri Bradley Harding and his daughter, Beth Miller. He will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law, Lesli Bradley Barc; his two nephews, Bradley and Tyler Barc; and his wife's parents, Wilbur and Patsy Bradley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 990 First Avenue South, Suite, 200, Naples, Fla. 34102.
Ad first appeared: JAN 17,2001

William P. Sills of Naples, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Dale Sills; three sons, Michael, Ed and Phillip; one sister, Lois Price; two grandchildren, Steven and Will; and one great-granddaughter, Skylar. Friends may call on the family Wednesday, March 7, 2001 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Chapel. A service of remembrance will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mt. Dora Children's Home, Mt. Dora, Fla. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: MAR 07,2001

William T. Dresher, 74, of Naples, died February 15, 2001. Born on December 7, 1926, he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Y. Dresher; two daughters, Heidi R. Barrett (Brian) and Yvonne Fuzer; two grandchildren, Sonia and Ryan; and many relatives in Pennsylvania. A prayer service and burial will be at 9:00 a.m., Friday, February 23rd at Naples Memorial Gardens. Please make donations to Heart or Cancer Associations. National Cremation Society is assisting in final arrangements.
Ad first appeared: FEB 21,2001

William Thomas Moore, 50, of Bradenton, FL, passed away Monday, May 28, 2001 at Manatee Memorial Hospital after battling a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Moore of Bradenton, FL; mother, Sarah Franklin Moore of Gadsden, AL; brothers, Steven (Jeannie) Moore of Naples, FL; Kenny (Lara) Moore of Gadsden, AL, Jimmy (Sandy) Moore of Pensacola, FL, John David (Bonnie) Moore of Gadsden, AL; sisters, Margaret Odom of Mobile, AL, Helen (Jerry) Thompson, Barbara Sue Moore, Patricia Bunt, all of Gadsden, AL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Artis Daniel "A.D." Moore. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.
Ad first appeared: MAY 30,2001

Yvonne Hudson Shepley, resident of Naples, Fla., died at home after a short illness on February 17, 2001. Mrs. Shepley was born in Independence, Kan. and was raised in Southern California. In her early twenties she embarked upon what became a highly successful modeling career, culminating in commercial television work in New York. While on a photo shoot in 1957, she met Time Magazine Washington Bureau Chief James R. Shepley. In the years that followed, Jim Shepley was named President and CEO of Time Incorporated and Mrs. Shepley eased out of modeling to travel with her husband. After Mr. Shepley's death in 1988, Mrs. Shepley moved to Naples, Fla., where she instantly became a vital part of the community. She was a member of the Naples Philharmonic League and of the Friends of Art at the Naples Museum of Art and Gallery and devoted countless hours as a volunteer for the Naples Antique Show, sponsored by Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church. She was also a member of numerous national organizations including the Smithsonian Institute and the Nature Conservancy. During the past decade, she most enjoyed traveling, spending time with her children and grandchildren and perfecting her skills at hunting and fly fishing. Mrs. Shepley is survived by her children, Chery Manniello of Huntington, N.Y., Mardelle Shepley of Bryan, Texas, Heather Shepley of Falmouth, Mass. and Genoa Shepley of Oakland, Calif.; and her grandchildren, Elisa, Emily, Ariel, Teal, Bryn and Scott. A service will be held on Friday, February 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity-By-The-Cove Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Drive, Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association (800- 242-8721). The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237


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