Miscellaneous Lake County, Florida Obituaries

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George Holder
BELLEVIEW — George L. Holder, 87, died June 3, 2002.
Mr. Holder was born in Santa Fe, Fla., and moved to Belleview from Alachua County in 1941. He was a retired teacher and school administrator for the Marion County School System, retiring in 1973; a member of First Baptist Church, Summerfield; Gideons International; formerly active in prison ministry at Marion County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. 
Survivors include his wife Janice D.; sons Larry B., M.D., Murphy, N.C., Lamar W., Belleview, Daniel H., Fletcher, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 6242, Ocala, FL 34478-6242 or Hospice of Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, is in charge of arrangements.

Delores Haverlack
INVERNESS — Delores Haverlack, 84, died June 3, 2002. 
Mrs. Haverlack was born in Barberton, Ohio and moved to Inverness in 1983. She was a retired comptroller with Wright Tool & Forge; and a Baptist.
Survivors include her brother Noel Grimm, The Villages.
National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park, is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Gifford
LEESBURG — Gordon Weston Gifford, 82, died Saturday, June 1, 2002.
Mr. Gifford was born in Summerset, Mass., and moved from Rumford, R.I. in 1979. He was a retired manufacturing representative for J.C. Hall Bank Lithographers; a member of 32 degree Masonic Lodge #36, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a member of the Palestine Shrine Temple, Cranston, R.I.; a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II; and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Leesburg.
Survivors include his cousin Anne Broadley, Fort Myers, and godson Timothy A. Broadley, Nashua, N.H.
Memorial services for Mr. Gifford will be announced at a later date.
Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Hamilton
OCKLAWAHA — Gloria Jean Hamilton, 56, died June 3, 2002.
Mrs. Hamilton was born in Shelby, Mich., and moved to Ocklawaha from Arizona in 1982; was employed as a forklift driver; and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her parents Louis S. and Florella A. Webb, Ocklawaha; sons Louis S. Dykes, Belleview, Christopher D. Dykes, Arizona; sister Charlene Freude, California; brother Stanley R. Webb, Florida; and ten grandchildren.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, is in charge of arrangements.

Selma Driscoll
THE VILLAGES — Selma Driscoll, 96, died Saturday, June 1.
Mrs. Driscoll was born in New York City, N.Y. and moved to The Villages from Siesta Key in 1997. She was a retired registered nurse; active in the Red Cross for 65 years; and a Catholic.
Survivors include her son William Carr Whipp, III, The Villages.
Beyers Funeral Home, Inc., Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Robedeaux
THE VILLAGES — Clifford A. Robedeaux, 82, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002.
Mr. Robedeaux was born in Milwaukee, Wis. He was a retired owner/operator of a real estate agency; a member of Kiwanis, Rotary, Knights of Columbus; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a Purple Heart recipient; and a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife Janis C.; daughter Michele Mische, Milwaukee; son Scott, Portland, Ore.. sister Kathleen Robedeaux and Mary Ellen Kramer, both of Milwaukee; and two grandchildren.
Beyers Funeral Home, Inc., Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Skluzacek
LAKELAND, Minn. — Bertha Elizabeth Skluzacek, 80, died June 1, 2002.
Mrs. Skluzacek was a winter resident of The Villages. She was co-owner of Kasco Marine and a member of the bridge club.
Survivors include her husband William; daughters Sandra Ferrian and Karen Riley; sons Richard and Paul; sister Agnes Heinz; 12 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at St. Francis of Assisi in Lake St. Croix Beach, Minn. Interment will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. 
O’Connell Family Funeral Home, Hudson, Wis. is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Sloan
THE VILLAGES — Richard Lee Sloan, 73, died Sunday, June 2, 2002.
Mr. Sloan was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to The Villages from Bellefontaine, Ohio in 1996. He was an insurance agent, owner of Sloan Insurance Agency, and professional musician. He was a member of American Federation of Musicians Local 320, Lima, Ohio; president of Independent Insurance Association, Ohio 1985-86; Lake Sentinel Community Band, Lake County Swing Band The Recalls, The Trumpet Blues and other groups; and a member of Community Methodist Church, Fruitland Park.
Survivors include his wife Winifred A.; sons Eric, Marion, Ohio, Brian, Loveland, Ohio, Bernard Oder, Mary Ester; daughter Teri Hauck, Deltona, Michelle Hadley, Westerville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 18 at Community Methodist Church, Fruitland Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice Foundation of Lake & Sumter, Inc., 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 or your own personal charity.
Hiers Memorial Chapel, Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Lewis
WILMINGTON, Ohio — Carol Eliza Lewis, 76, formerly of The Villages, died Monday, June 3, 2002.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Jamestown, N.Y. and had moved to The Villages from Akron, Ohio. 
Survivors include sons Jeryl Griehm, Wilmington, Thom Griehm, Jamestown; sisters Ellen Scott, Sacramento, Calif., Shirley Simpson, Jamestown; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Wilmington at a later date.
Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

D. Donald Page
LEESBURG — D. Donald Page, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.
Mr. Page was born in Rome, N.Y. He was the superintendent at a paper manufacturing company. He was a member of the Lions Club. He was a past master and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Portage Lodge 220, Hollidaysburg, Pa. He was a member of the Jaffa Mosque, Altoona, Pa. He was an avid golfer. He was very active in the First Presbyterian Church, Silver Springs Shores, for 20 years and served as the treasurer for several years. 
Survivors include his wife, Edna R. Page, Leesburg; sons James R. Page, Lincoln, Calif., Mark Page, Chalfont, Pa.; brothers Joe Page, Rome, N.Y., Salvatore Page, Rome, N.Y.; sisters Delores Oppito, Rome, N.Y., Grace Page, Rome, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mr. Page will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Town Hall at Lake Port Square, Leesburg. Interment will be at the Beyers Funeral Home Crematory, Leesburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake & Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Fl., 32278. 
Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, is in charge of arrangements. 

Tillie Salle
THE VILLAGES — Tillie D. Salle died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002.
Mrs. Salle was born in Tulsa, Okla., and attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After living most of their married lives in Wichita, Kan., she and husband Alvin moved to The Villages in 1997. They are members of Hebrew Congregation, Wichita, Kan., The New Jewish Congregation in The Villages, Temple B’nai Darom, Ocala, Wichita Art Museum, North Miami Art Museum, The Appleton Museum of Art and she had an abiding interest in the arts.
She is survived by her husband, Alvin; two sons, David Salle and his companion, Sarah French of Sagaponak, Long Island, N.Y., and Marc Salle and Briana Beuke, Kansas City, Mo.; granddaughters Taylor and Nora, Kansas City, Mo.; sister-in-law Sylvia Brown, Tulsa, Okla.; in-laws, Irv and Lois Beinhorn and Annabelle Rosen, Bal Harbor; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Tillie Dean Salle will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the New Jewish Congregation, The Villages, with Mr. Sheldon Skurow and Rabbi Harold Jaye officiating. Interment will be at Temple B’Nai Darom, Ocala, at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The New Jewish Congregation, P.O. Box 487, The Villages, FL 32158, where a memorial has been established.
Beyers Funeral Home, of Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Huena Boyd
LADY LAKE — Huena Rose “Neen” Boyd, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002. She was a homemaker and was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. She moved to Lady Lake from Boston, Mass., in 1988 and was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church of Lady Lake.
Mrs. Boyd is survived by husband, Charles; three sons, Charles III, Milton, Mass., Richard, Abington, Mass., and Thomas, Walpole, Mass.; two daughters, Ruth Benker, Vienna, Va., Barbara Cohen, Beverly Farms, Mass.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Huena Rose “Neen” Boyd will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, Lady Lake, with Deacon Nick Deutsch officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 12 to 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 237 East Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803.
Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Winston Tallant
WILDWOOD — Winston Neal Tallant, 74, died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002. 
Mr. Tallant was born in Serepta, Miss., and moved to Wildwood from Hollywood in 1990. He was retired as a self-employed construction worker and attended the First Baptist Church of Wildwood.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Alan, Cathage, N.C.; three daughters, Beth Schuck, Coopers City, Charlotte Tallant, Weston, and Anita Boyer, Wildwood; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services for Winston Neal Tallant will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Craig Attaway and the Rev. Claud McAdams officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Wildwood.
Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood, is in charge of arrangements.

Marion Rigdon
BELLEVIEW — Marion Russell Rigdon, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002.
Mr. Rigdon was born in Umatila and was a soldier in the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; four sons, Marion Jr., Chesterfield, S.C., Marlin, Marvin and David, all of Belleview; a brother, Wilber, Trenton; and seven grandchildren.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Davis
OCALA — Joe A. Davis, 61, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003.
Mr. Davis was born in Bushnell. He was owner/operator of a tree surgeon service and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his sisters Johnny Clyed, Greenwood, Helen Martin, Summerfield; and brothers Jim Bo and Charley, both of Ocala.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, is in charge of arrangements.

Ray Boston Jr.
THE VILLAGES — Ray W. Boston Jr., 67, died Thursday, April 10, 2003.
Mr. Boston was born in Greensburg, Ky., and moved to The Villages in 2002. He was a CADD designer for General Electric and a member of Cooper Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie J.; daughter Cheryl Graykowski, St. Louis, Mo.; sons David R., St. Louis, John E., Marysville, Ind.; sister Pat Doerr, Bowling Green, Ky.; and three grandchildren.
Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.
Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

John Hudy
THE VILLAGES — John R. “Dick” Hudy, 59, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003.
Mr. Hudy was born in Johnson City, N.Y., and moved to The Villages from Rochester, N.Y., in 1998. He was a scheduler for the commercial and government systems division at the Eastman-Kodak Lincoln plant in Rochester, retiring after 29 years, was a member of Fairway Christian Church in The Villages, where he volunteered in the audio-visual and lawn maintenance departments, was an avid golfer, fisherman, gardener, and a volunteer for Hospice of Lake & Sumter, Inc., a member and chairman of the Oratorical Committee of American Legion Post 347 of Lady Lake, a past commander of Jewell Buckman American Legion Post 529 of Holley, N.Y., and a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia “Pat;” daughters Jennifer Lander and Jacquelin “Tril” Appelgate, both of Rochester; brother William, Springfield, Mo.; sister Verna Mendola, Webster, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mr. Hudy will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Fairway Christian Church in The Villages. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairway Christian Church, P.O. Box 271, The Villages, FL 32158, or Hospice of Lake & Sumter, Inc., 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Lady Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Andrews
WILDWOOD — Kenneth M. Andrews, 49, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003.
Mr. Andrews was born in Ocala, and lived in Wildwood all of his life. He was a Protestant.
Survivors include his mother Alice Andrews, Wildwood; grandmother Elsie Box, Lake City; and brother Frank W. Jr., Raven County, Ga.
Funeral services for Mr. Andrews will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood, with the Rev. James E. Box officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Wildwood.
Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood, is in charge of arrangements.


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