Miscellaneous Lake County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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Apopka
HELEN B. EASLEY, 85 
... homemaker 
MRS. EASLEY, East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, died Monday, June 15. She was a homemaker. Born in Montezuma, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1942. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Nancy L. Josey, Apopka, Lillian Cutten, Bluff City, Tenn., Marcia Braun, Eustis, Susan Lucky, Tampa; sons, Laird, Cypress, Texas, James, Jacksonville; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Semoran-Altamonte Chapel, Altamonte Springs. 

Clermont 
JANCE ALLEN PERKINS, 17 
MR. PERKINS, 11715 Lake Drive, Clermont, died Monday, June 15. He attended Calvary Christian School, Winter Garden, where he was on the basketball and soccer teams. Born in Clermont, he was a lifelong resident of there. He was a member of Minneola Alliance Church. Survivors: father, Jeffery J., Apopka; mother and stepfather, Peggy Broome Whittaker and H. Ronald Whittaker, Clermont; brother, Adam Whittaker, Emeryville, Calif.; sisters, Esther Joy, Clermont, Lauren Whittaker, Orlando, Tiffany, Deltona. Kurfiss Funeral Chapel, Clermont. 

Eustis 
LONNIE L. BOYD, 63 
... citrus grove laborer 
MR. BOYD, 1306 Louis Court, Eustis, died May 16. He was a citrus grove laborer for Lake Region Packing Association, Tavares. He moved to Central Florida in 1981. Survivor: daughter, Mary, Eustis. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis. 

Fruitland Park 
FRED H. FLETCHER, 76 
... retired government representative 
MR. FLETCHER, 507 Century Ave., Fruitland Park, died Tuesday, June 16. He was a retired government representative for the U.S. Department of Defense. Born in East St. Louis, Ill., he moved to Central Florida in 1979. He was Protestant. He was a member of the Lady Lake Masonic Lodge and the American Legion in Fruitland Park and Lady Lake, and was a past commander for the Madison, Ind., American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Anna ``Joanne''; daughter, Pamela Polcar, Crestwood, Ill.; brothers, Guy, Los Angeles, Jack, Woodville, Ala., Finis, Sylvania, Ga., Robert, Flora, Ind., Carl, Vincennes, Ind.; sister, Bonnie Atkinson, Vincennes; one grandson. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Lady Lake 
PHIL HAMMOND, 75 
... retired manager 
MR. HAMMOND, 530 Bonita Drive, Lady Lake, died Tuesday, June 16. He was a retired manager for Dresser Industries. Born in Holbrook, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1989. He was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, Lady Lake. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Lillian M.; sister, Phyllis M., Brockton, Mass. Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake. 

JOSEPH SCHIBLE JR., 77 
... retired mechanic 
MR. SCHIBLE, 105 Shiloh Ave., Lady Lake, died Tuesday, June 16. He was a retired mechanic. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he moved to Central Florida in 1968. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oxford. He was a member of the Lady Lake American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Sally; son, Joey, Angola, Ind.; stepson, Richard Womack, Indiana; daughters, Jennifer Komaromi, Umatilla, Marie, Damascus, Va.; stepdaughters, Wendy Womack, Lady Lake, Judy Ogle, Leesburg; brothers, Don, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wayne, San Diego; sisters, Betty Freeland, Elkhart, Ind., Vella Primm, Beverly Steigerwald, both of Swartz Creek, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares. 

Leesburg 
BARBARA JEAN LEWIS, 58 
... machinist 
MRS. LEWIS, 1208 Baker St., Leesburg, died June 11 of cancer. She was a machinist. Born in Kingstree, S.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1955. She was a member of The House of God-Keith Dominian, Leesburg. Survivors: husband, Willie B. Sr.; sons, Samuel, Willie Jr., Gary, all of Leesburg, Ernest, Hampton, Ga.; daughters, Valerie Salmon, Joann Mays, both of Leesburg, Shedrick Shaw, Barbara Houston, both of St. Petersburg, Lelia Bright, New Jersey, Inez Davis, Titusville; mother, Ernestine Winkfield-Bowers, Leesburg; brothers, Sydney Mitchum, Don Mitchum, both of South Carolina, Solomon, Preston, Jon, Ray, all of Maryland, Abraham Mitchum, Washington, D.C., Horace, Lawrence, both of Virginia; sisters, Rebecca, Regenia, Lashila, all of South Carolina, Bettie, Hazel, both of North Carolina, Doretta, Washington, D.C., Jacqueline, Maryland; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Eustis. 

JAMES HENRY TETLOW, 96 
... retired railroad yardmaster 
MR. TETLOW, 195 Jacaranda Drive, Leesburg, died Tuesday, June 16. He was a retired railroad yardmaster. Born in Taunton, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was Episcopalian. He was a member of the American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Mount Dora 
DOROTHY J. BISHOP, 77 
... retired assistant manager 
MRS. BISHOP, McDonald Street, Mount Dora, died Tuesday, June 16. She was a retired assistant manager for Francis Bruster Company, Winter Park. Born in Camden, N.J., she moved to Central Florida in 1971. Survivors: husband, John; son, John, Westchester, Pa.; daughter, Bonnie J. Dreyer, Swarthmore, Pa.; sister, Helen Henry, Malvern, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Lady Lake. 

HELEN R. GODTEL, 94 
... homemaker 
MRS. GODTEL, 1704 Normandy Drive, Mount Dora, died Wednesday, June 17. She was a homemaker. Born in Clay Center, Neb., she moved to Central Florida in 1947. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, where she was active with the Lydia Circle. She was a member of the Orange Blossom Garden Club, the Mount Dora Order of the Eastern Star, Extension Service Club and the Lakes and Hills Doll Collectors Club. Survivors: brother, Edward Wolfe, North Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Pauline Latta, Parkville, Mo. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora. 

Ocoee 
JEFFREY EARL TYSON, 33 
... cook 
MR. TYSON, Jernigan Court, Ocoee, died Monday, June 15. He was a cook. Born in Clermont, he was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He was Baptist. Survivors: father, James R., Clermont; mother, Margie M., Ocoee; brothers, Ernest J., Ocoee, Richard, Orlando; sister, Victoria L. Ebanks, Altamonte Springs; maternal grandmother, Roselee Whitt, Ocoee. Family Funeral Care, Hunter's Creek, Orlando. 

Orlando 
EMILY J. LANQUEDOC, 85 
... homemaker 
MRS. LANQUEDOC, Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, died Tuesday, June 16. She was a homemaker. Born in Smock, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1965. She was Catholic. Survivors: daughters, Madeline Doyle, Eustis, Maureen Harris, Snellville, Ga.; son, Richard, Ocala; sisters, Elizabeth Anderson, Betty Vachon, both of Pennsylvania; brother, John Grimplin, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel. 

ROSA ALBERTA LOCKETT, 74 
... homemaker 
MRS. LOCKETT, 4421 Chinaberry Drive, Orlando, died Friday, June 12. She was a homemaker. Born in Wilson, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1964. She was a member of Royal Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church, Altamonte Springs. Survivors: husband, the Rev. Clemmie T. Sr.; daughters, Eloise S. Allen, Washington, D.C., Geraldine Brown, Orlando, Gloria Lockett-D'Ane, Macclenny, Mary Richardson, Altamonte Springs, Eldora Burns, Indianapolis, Lettie Davis, St. Louis, Clementine, Orlando; sons, Theodore Sims, Orlando, Leroy Sims, Daniel Sims, Willie R. Sims, all of Apopka, Joseph Sims, Indiana, Timothy, Germany, Clemmie T. Jr., Mount Dora; brothers, William H. Taylor, Samuel Taylor, both of Wilson, David Smith, Maryland; sisters, Ida Allen, Washington, D.C., Ruth Payne, Retha Reynolds, both of Wilson, Annie Bradley, Palatka; 48 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. 

Punta Gorda 
HOWARD H. HARDAWAY, 61 
... engineer 
MR. HARDAWAY, 3250 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda, died June 11. He was an engineer. Born in Leesburg, he moved to Punta Gorda in 1974. He was Methodist. He was a member of the Port Charlotte American Legion, the Punta Gorda Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge. Survivors: son, Bill Owens, Marrero, La; brothers, Kiser, Yalaha, Walter Barton, Fort Lauderdale; sister, Marie Bowden, Leesburg. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Tavares 
ALBERT A. GODEKE, 89 
... owner and operator of Godeke Electric 
MR. GODEKE, Dora Avenue, Tavares, died Tuesday, June 16. He was an owner and operator of Godeke Electric and the Elberfeld Car Wash in Indiana. He was born in Millersburg, Ind. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. He was past president of the Elberfeld Town Board and a member of the Elberfeld Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors: son, Michael, Evansville, Ind.; brother, Oscar, Evansville; one grandson. Alexander Funeral Homes, North Chapel, Evansville. 

Winter Garden 
BRENDA DENISE WILLIAMS, 25 
... homemaker 
MS. WILLIAMS, 1077 Horizon St., Winter Garden, died Tuesday, June 16. She was a homemaker. Born in Clermont, she was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. She was Baptist. Survivors: son, Derrick L., Webster; daughters, Felicia, Cassandra Hawkins, both of Winter Garden; father, Willie C., Stuckey; sisters, Lula M., Winter Garden, Betty J., Bobbie A., Vanessa, Traci, all of Mount Dora; paternal grandparents, Willie L. and Ruby M., Webster; maternal grandfather, Jackie Belcher, Groveland. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. 

Altoona
JULIA CALDWELL BROWN, 100 
... assistant in a doctor's office 
MRS. BROWN, 110 Lodge Terrace Drive, Altoona, died Wednesday, June 17. She was an assistant in a doctor's office. Born in Perry, Mo., she moved to Altoona from Mount Dora in 1986. She was Presbyterian. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. 

Leesburg 
WALTER RAYMAN NEWMAN, 76 
... retired purchasing agent 
MR. NEWMAN, 25740 Barcelona Blvd., Leesburg, died Thursday, June 18. He was a retired purchasing agent for wholesale plumbing. Born in Greenville, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida in 1983. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Leesburg. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Madalyn; sons, Michael, Glendale, Ariz., Robert, Monmouth, Ill., James, Mission Viejo, Calif.; daughters, Janet Boster, Nancy Nelson, both of Sagle, Idaho, Kathleen Croston, Priest River, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Mount Dora 
MILDRED E. HARWOOD, 82 ... homemaker 
MRS. HARWOOD, Rockport Lane, Mount Dora, died June 12. She was a homemaker. Born in Whitinsville, Mass., she moved to Central Florida in 1981. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Eustis, where she sang in the choir. Survivors: daughter, Sylvia Horine, Hookerton, N.C.; son, Robert W., Goldsboro, N.C.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. All Faiths Cremation Society, Lady Lake. 

T.C. LOVEDAY, 72 ... owner and operator of Town and Country Lawn Service 
MR. LOVEDAY, 3170 Ruby Drive, Mount Dora, died Thursday, June 18. He was an owner and operator of Town and Country Lawn Service. Born in Sevierville, Tenn., he moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was a member of Family Bible Church, Eustis. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Opal; son, Carl, Sevierville; daughters, Yvonne Hall, Umatilla, Donna Kay Hart, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; brothers, Hobert, Marion, N.C., Charlie, New Market, Tenn.; sisters, Hattie McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., Josephine Helton, Ora Moore, Ola Pruitt, Nola Galyon, all of Sevierville; six grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. 

Orlando 
JOHN C. BAKER, 65 ... salesman 
MR. BAKER, Eden Wood Circle, Orlando, died Thursday, June 18. He was a salesman in the golf industry. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1975. He was Catholic. He was a member of Golf Superintendents Association of Central Florida and Moose Lodge. Survivors: wife, Shelvia; stepsons, Ron Harless, Mount Dora, Bret Hodges, Orlando; stepdaughter, Kathy Connelly, Roswell, Ga.; brother, H.J., Palm Desert, Calif.; five grandchildren. Central Florida 469 Direct Cremation Service, Orlando. 

Salt Springs 
FREDA E. BAKER, 78 ... nurse's aide 
MRS. BAKER, N.E. 305th Terrace, Salt Springs, died Tuesday, June 16. She was a nurse's aide at a nursing home. Born in Union, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1996. She was Methodist. Survivors: daughters, Brenda Collins, Flatwoods, Ky., Barbara Bishop, Fort McCoy; sons, Tommy, Lewis, both of Salt Springs, James, Harvey, both of Orlando; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala. 

Leesburg
BETTY M. MARCIN, 82 ... homemaker 
MRS. MARCIN, 9830 Bunker Road, Leesburg, died Thursday, June 18. She was a homemaker. Born in Louisville, Ky., she moved to Leesburg in 1995. She was Baptist. Survivors: husband, Anthony P.; sons, Emmet Nichols, Leesburg, Kenneth Nichols, Escondido, Calif.; daughter, Wanda Young, Bronx, N.Y.; sister, Inez Bush, Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. 

VIRGINIA N. MEAS, 40 ... homemaker 
MRS. MEAS, Huggins Street, Leesburg, died Thursday, June 18. She was a homemaker. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved to Central Florida in 1975. She was Protestant. Survivors: husband, Ted; brothers, Ruben Negron, Jose Negron, Ramon Negron, Luis Negron, Heriberto Negron, all of Apopka, Angel Negron, Andrea Negron Jr., both of Puerto Rico; sisters, Nellie Negron, Miami, Blanca N. Vega, Adelina Negron, both of Apopka; stepsister, Delia Negron, Apopka. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka. 

Oxford 
WILLIAM ``BILLY'' EARNEST SHY, 70 
... retired farmer 
MR. SHY, County Road 102, Oxford, died Wednesday, June 17. He was a retired farmer. Born in Geneva, Ala., he moved to Oxford from Holmes County in 1936. He was Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Mary; stepsons, Ronnie Godwin, Ocala, Earl Godwin, Orlando; stepdaughters, Lynda Gilmore, Orlando, Marsha Southcott, Grand Rapids, Mich.; sisters, Mildred Davis, Cairo, Ga., Flora Perry, Altamonte Springs; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Banks-Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood. 

Summerfield 
BRENDA SUE OWENS, 51 ... homemaker 
MRS. OWENS, 9378 S.E. 142nd Lane, Summerfield, died Friday, June 19. She was a homemaker. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1996. She was Baptist. Survivors: daughters, Debra, Fruitland Park, Angela Murphy, Mount Dora; mother, Ruth Campbell, Summerfield; father, W.V. Adkins, San Antonio, Texas; sister, Peggy Walton, Leesburg; two half-sisters; five half-brothers; grandmother, Evelyn Caudill, Fruitland Park; one grandchild. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg. 

Tavares 
JEAN K. GOINGS, 65 ... homemaker 
MRS. GOINGS, 32719 Azalea Place, Tavares, died Friday, June 19. She was a homemaker. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1955. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Tavares. Survivors: husband, Augustus ``Gus'' M.; sons, David, Orlando, James Dan, Tavares; daughter, Linda D., Tavares; father, Robert F. Ross Sr., Eustis; brother, Robert F. Ross Jr., Green Cove Springs; sister, Carol A. Dean, Bradenton. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.


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