Miscellaneous Okeechobee County, Florida Obituaries

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Evelyn Harrell

Evelyn Harrell, age 71, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Raulerson Hospital. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Voldosta, Ga., Ms. Harrell was a housewife by occupation.

Preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Ann Harrell (1954)

Survivors include: son, Robert Wayne Harrell; daughter, Diane Johnson; and, four grandchildren, all of Okeechobee.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 22 from 4 until 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.

James Harrington Foster

James Harrington Foster, age 64, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at his residence. Born Nov. 27, 1936, in Montgomery, Ala., Mr. Foster had formerly lived in West Palm Beach and had been a resident of Okeechobee for four years. He was a member of the Treasure Island Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kris Rolling (Sam) of Okeechobee; two stepsons, Mark Thiboult (Maria) of Royal Palm Beach and Doug Thiboult (Janetta ) of Okeechobee; one stepdaughter, Deborah Lamb (Chuck) of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; and, five step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, with Pastor Duane Eatmon officiating.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Edward Francis Joseph Huss Sr.

Edward Francis Joseph Huss Sr., age 72, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Born April 2, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Huss had been a resident of Okeechobee for two years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, having served in the Navy during WWII.

Survivors include: one son, Edward J. Huss Jr. of Sunrise; two daughters, Joan Davis of Tallahassee, and Peggy Wrazen of Tampa; five grandchildren; and, one brother, Victor Huss of St. Louis, Mo.

There will no visitation or services.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Santiago Ines

Santiago Ines, age 50, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Fort Pierce. Mr. Ines was born July 25, 1950, in Mexico.

Survivors include: two sons, Faustino Ines Del Angel and Santiago Ines Del Angel; and, three daughters, Cecilia, Hedit and Marisoe.

Visitation will be held at the Buxton funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 until 8 p.m. Interment will be in Mexico.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

John Edgar Wilson

John Edgar Wilson, age 41, of Okeechobee, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. Born Sept. 19, 1959, in Sebring. Mr. Wilson, a painter, was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee.

He was preceded in death by his parents Granville N. and Dorothy Yates Wilson.

Survivors include: three brothers, Kenneth Herry Wilson of Ohio, Patrick Wilson and Stormy Wilson both of Okeechobee; three sisters, Mary Howard of Kentucky, Jenell Powell of Okeechobee and Patricia Windham of New York; and, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Bass Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Bass Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Burney officiating.

Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family has requested that donations be made to the family to help pay for John's grace space.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

James Harrington Foster

James Harrington Foster, age 64, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 at his residence. Born November 27, 1936 in Montgomery, Ala., Mr. Foster had formerly lived in West Palm Beach and had been a resident of Okeechobee for four years. He was a member of the Treasure Island Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kris Rolling (Sam) of Okeechobee; two stepsons; Mark Thiboult (Maria) of Royal Palm Beach and Doug Thiboult (Janetta) of Okeechobee; one step daughter, Deborah Lamb (Chuck) of Pa.; two grandchildren; and five step grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at 5 p.m. at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, with Pastor Duane Eatmon, officiating.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Henry Prescott

Henry Prescott, age 95, died Jan. 22, 2001, in the Port St. Lucie Nursing Care Center in Port St. Lucie. Mr. Prescott was born on Nov. 22, 1905 in Wachula. He was a Cattle Rancher and a Baptist by faith. Mr. Prescott served in the United States Army.

Survivors include: Wife, Maybelle Prescott of Fort Pierce;Daughter, Jacqueline Osteen of Fort Pierce; Son, Leslie Ansell of Oregon, Ohio, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 24, starting at 5 until 7 p.m. at the Bass Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, grave side at the Basinger Cemetery with Pastor Joe Bishop officiating.

All arrangements are entrusted under the direction and care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Rex Darrell Richards

Rex Darrell Richards, age 42, of Malabar and Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Okeechobee. Mr. Richards was born July 5, 1958 in Tampa, Florida. He attended the Fort Drum Community Church.

Survivors include: two brothers, Lamar M. Richards, Jr. (Elizabeth) and Jeffery Kent Richards (Lonni), all of Okeechobee; one sister, Betty Lou Richards of Melbourne; one niece, Hannah Richards; and a host of cousins.

There will be no visitation or services.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Odis Ray Windham

Odis Ray Windham, age 54, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 at his residence. Born July 13, 1946 in Oliver Springs, Tenn., Mr. Windham had been a resident of Okeechobee for 25 years.

Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Kathrin Windham of Okeechobee; one son, Billy Ray Windham of Williamsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Carolyn Elaine Windham of Avon Park; one grandson, Coeo Hernandez, Jr. of Avon Park; two brothers, Edward and Francis Windham of Tenn.; one sister, Carolyn Windham of Tenn.; mother-in-law, Evelyn Perdue of Okeechobee ; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation or services.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Dolores E. Rogers

Dolores E. Rogers, age 68, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Hospice of Palm Beach County. Mrs. Rogers was born on March 10, 1932 in Springdale, Pa. She was a previous resident of Debary, Fla., and moved to Okeechobee 10 years ago.

She was Preceded in her death by: her parents; Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Rayburg, sister; Betty Pobiak, brother; Thomas Rayburg.

Survivors include: her husband of 26 years, Richard L. Rogers of Okeechobee, seven sisters; Mary Ann Miller of Cheswick, Pa.,Nancy Williams and Sandra Skanderson, both of Springdale, Pa., Diane Hargraves of Okeechobee, Debra Anthony of Lower Burrell, Pa., Kay Valasek of Natrona Heights, Pa., Martha Kopecky of Masena, N.Y., three brothers; Edward Rayburg of Crucible, Pa., Gerald Rayburg of Leechburg, Pa., and Steve Rayburg of Lower Burrell, Pa., and one grandchild.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral Services will be Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 701 S.W. Sixth Street, Okeechobee.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Hospice of West Palm Beach, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Worth, Fla.

Rex Darrell Richards

Rex Darrell Richards, age 42, of Malabar and Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Okeechobee. Mr. Richards was born July 5, 1958 in Tampa, Florida. He attended the Fort Drum Community Church.

Survivors include: two brothers, Lamar M. Richards, Jr. (Elizabeth) and Jeffery Kent Richards (Lani), all of Okeechobee; Mother, Betty Lou Lyttle of Melbourne; one niece, Hannah Richards; and a host of cousins.

There will be no visitation or services.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jerry Lee Conklin

Jerry Lee Conklin, age 59, of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the V.A. Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Born Dec. 6, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Conklin had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1986. He was an avid competition shooter and enjoyed fishing. A member of the Shrine Club, Mr. Conklin was involved with the Roe Fulkerson Lodge in Hollywood, Mahi Shrine in Miami and Okeechobee Shrine. He was also a member of the Florida Peace Officers Association.

Preceded in his death by his father, Leon Blaine Conklin.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen A. Conklin of Okeechobee; mother, Bessie Marie Wid of Delta, Colo.; one brother, Donald Blaine Conklin (Judy) of Delta, Colo.; four sons, W. Joseph Conklin (Dana), Jonathan B. Conklin of Hollywood, Richard D. Heatley, Jr. (Tammy) of Old Town,and Mark E. Heatley (Audra) of Okeechobee ; one daughter, Penny A. Heatley of Williston; one grandson, David Conklin of Hollywood; and two granddaughters, Melissa Heatley of Old Town and Alexandra Heatley of Okeechobee.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Conklin residence.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Emmette Roy Fralix

Emmette Roy Fralix, age 49, of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. Born March 4, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. Mr. Fralix was a Truck Driver by trade.

Preceded in his death by his parents, James Garland and Lillian Lucille Fralix; brother, Norris C. Fralix,and sister Linda Gertrude Fralix Hines.

Survivors include; his daughter Shawna Pafford of Okeechobee ; step-daughter, Angie Chambers of Okeechobee; two step-sons: Rod Johnson and Johnny Ray Johnson both of Okeechobee; five brothers: Jerry Fralix and Ronnie Fralix , both of Okeechobee ; Kenneth Fralix;Terry Fralix and Carey Fralix, all of Tenn., four grandsons; Noah Pafford, Brett Bridges, Chad Johnson and Josh Garwood of Okeechobee ; one granddaughter; Taylor Chambers of Okeechobee ; and a host of cousins , nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Bass Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Johnny Jarriel and Wynn Fralix will be officiating the services.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bass Funeral Home, interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

All arrangements are entrusted under the direction and care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

James E. Kelley

James E. Kelley, age 78, of Buckhead Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Raulerson Hospital. Born July 26, 1922, in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Kelley was a winter visitor in Florida. He was a pipe fitter by occupation and a member of the Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Juanita Kelley of Unionville, Ind.; three sons, Mike Kelley of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dennis Kelley of Knoxville, Tenn. and David Kelley of Los Angeles, Calif.; two step daughters, Karan Pinsonneault of Williams Port, Pa. and Sherry Crider of Columbus, Ind.; and, seven grandchildren.

Memorial service will be Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. at the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Rev. Pastor Richard Postell, of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, officiating.

Mr. Kelley will be cremated.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Michael 'Mudflap' William Moody

Michael William Moody, age 36, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. Born Nov. 30, 1964, in Quincy, Ill., Mr. Moody came to Okeechobee in 1967 from Quincy, Ill., and had owned his own trucking business. 

Survivors include: his mother, Nancy Dunn and husband, Jim of Yee Haw Junction; two daughters, Audra Moody of Okeechobee and Deidra Danley of Yee Haw Junction; one son, Travis Moody of Okeechobee; two brothers, Curtis Strahlman and Frankie Dunn both of Yee Haw Junction; four sisters, Kim Price and Michelle Harris both of Okeechobee, Regina Dunn and Rhonda Jaeger both of Yee Haw Junction; and, also a loving companion, Debra.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Bass Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Yeehaw Junction Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Kenansville Cemetery in Kenansville.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Willie Bayless

Willie Bayless, age 92, formerly of Okeechobee, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Garland, Texas.

Survivors include: his son, Gerald Bayless of Bell; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and, three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Bass Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Marie Jane Hoock

Marie Jane Hoock, age 76, of Fort Pierce, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at her residence after a long illness.

Born Aug. 10, 1924, in Millburn, N.J., she had been a resident of Fort Pierce for the past 13 years coming from Springfield, N.J.

Prior to her retirement she had been an accountant with CR Bard Pharmaceutical in New Jersey for 18 years. She was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy.

Survivors include: her two daughters, Jane Keltgen of Gainesville, Va. and Judy Ritter of Okeechobee; three sisters, Janet Dunn of Chicago, Ill., Jessie Ferraro and Florence Ward both of Fort Pierce; a brother, Leonard Sutera of Forked River, N.J.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Fort Pierce. Interment was held in St. Teresa's Cemetery, in Summit, N.J.

Out of town arrangements are under the direction of Smith & Smith Funeral Home in Springfield, N.J.

Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 1748, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34954.

Arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce.

Melva May Sauer

Melva May Sauer, age 87, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at her residence. Born May 3, 1913, in Belleville, Ill. to Joseph and Mary Lowe, Mrs. Sauer had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1997, formerly residing in Fort Lauderdale. She was retired from First National Bank of Pompano after over 20 years as a bank teller.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Lorraine Emil Sauer; brothers, Joseph Lowe, Stanley Lowe, Richard Lowe, Carl Lowe; and, sister, Lillie Beaumont.

Survivors include: her daughter, Patsy Lee Gelatka (Michael) of Okeechobee; one grandson, Michael J. Gelatka Jr. (Starr) of Lynchburg, Va.; one granddaughter, Lorraine Gelatka (Mark) of Thaxton, Va.; two great-grandsons, Mark Jr. and Michael J. Gelatka III; two great-granddaughters, Alyssa Ann Bender and Adia Rae Gelatka; one sister-in-law, Garnet Lowe of Belleville, Ill.; and, several nieces and nephews.

There will no visitation or services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Billy DeWayne Foley

Billy DeWayne Foley, age 28, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at his residence after a long battle with brain cancer. Born May 29, 1972, Mr. Foley was a lifetime resident of Okeechobee. His many interests included Harley Davidsons, Mod and Muscle cars.

Survivors include: his mother, Sandy Smith of Okeechobee; father, Billy Joe Foley of Okeechobee; son Billy James "B.J." Foley of Okeechobee; two brothers, Robert William Smith (Melissa) of Okeechobee and Joseph Marion Foley (Stacie) of Clinton, N.C.; sister, Tammy Foley of Okeechobee; maternal grandmother, Mary E. Griffin of Auburn, Ala.; four aunts, Shirley Ann Benson (Charles) of Auburn, Ala., Margie Kibbey (Ray) of Gulfport, Miss., Jessie Mae Scott (Cecil) and Retha Mae Scott all of Jay; uncle, Robert Henry Smith of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and several cousins. Additionally, he will missed by special friends, Charles Morgan, Charles Morgan Jr., Dawn Marie Morgan, Betty Cottrell and family, Anita Daniels and Nezzie Howling.

Visitation will be at the Buxton Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 4 until 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Vince Rizzo of the Vince Rizzo Ministries in Fort Myers, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jerry Micco Sr.

Jerry Micco Sr., age 60, of the Brighton Reservation in Okeechobee, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Tampa. Mr. Micco was born Oct. 1, 1940, in Big Cypress.

Survivors include: five sons, Vincent Micco, Jerry Micco Jr., Sam Micco, Charlie Micco and Leon Micco; two daughters, Rita Micco and Alicia Sanchez; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Bill Micco; and, two sisters Louise Cypress and Jenny Shore.

Graveside funeral services and interment will be conducted at the Ortona Cemetery in Ortona, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Vincent Micco of the Chickee Baptist Church in Hollywood, officiating.

All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory.
 
 


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