Miscellaneous Volusia County, Florida Obituaries

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Lillie C. Anderson
ORANGE CITY - Lillie C. Anderson, 83, of Gleason Street, died Aug. 9, 2000, at an area care center.
Mrs. Anderson retired as a secretary for Union Carbide Corp. in West Virginia after 20 years. Born in Skelton, W.Va., she moved to this area in 1971 from Fallsview, W.Va.
A graduate of the National Business College in Roanoke, Va., she was a member of First Baptist Church of Orange City and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by a son, Rex B. Jr. of New London, N.C.; a daughter, Alice Burdett of Melbourne; a brother, A.J. Carman of Asheville, N.C.; two sisters, Mildred Dotson of Alloy, W.Va., and Norma Torrie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Willie Anderson Binkley
DELTONA - Willie Anderson Binkley, 64, of St. James Avenue, died Aug. 11, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Binkley retired as a sergeant first class in the U.S. Marine Corps after 22 1/2 years of service. Born in Nashville, Tenn., he moved to this area in 1990 from Oklahoma City.
He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 04-01. He enjoyed boating.
Mr. Binkley enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 17, served in the Korean War and served four tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart four times and 52 citations and commendations.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Cheryl; a son, Melvin C.L. of Pennsylvania; a stepson, Joseph W. Duncan of Orange City; a daughter, Lydia Lorraine Binkley of Alaska; and four grandchildren.
Baldauff was in charge.

Wilma 'Patsy' Brown
ORANGE CITY - Wilma "Patsy" Brown, 68, of Sparkman Avenue, died Aug. 4, 2000, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
In 1978, Mrs. Brown began a successful business in DeLand, Pat Baum Real Estate. Born in Minneapolis, she moved to this area in 1972 from Wilmington, N.C.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in DeLand and the DeLand Bridge Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and traveling to Canada with her husband.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband of 11 years, Jim; three stepsons, Clarke Baum of Port Orange, and Mike Brown and Pat Brown, both of Sault Ste. Marie; two daughters, Margie Schmid and Elizabeth Schmid, both of DeLand; two brothers, Mike Marcum of Elk Horn, Iowa, and Dan Marcum of Pequot, Minn.; and two sisters, Betty Jett and Margie Bussman.
Memorial donations may be made to Plummer Memorial Public Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Unit, 969 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2C4 Canada . Lankford was in charge.

W.L. Hancock
DELTONA - W.L. Hancock, 92, of Elkcam Boulevard, died Aug. 10, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Hancock retired as a self-employed business executive, which he had been all his adult life. He invented and developed the first riding garden tractors. Born in, Newfoundland, Canada, he moved to this area in 1973 from Canton, Conn.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Milford, Conn. He enjoyed boating and was a past commodore of Poontatuck Yacht Club in Stratford, Conn.
Mr. Hancock served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Florine M.; four sons, Donald Sr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., David L. Sr. of Milford, John R. Sr. of Essex, Conn., and Robert B. of St. Petersburg; a stepson, Ralph Bossert of DeBary; a daughter, Juanita Reid of Whitby, Ontario, Canada; three stepdaughters, Barbara Dorfner and Grace Crane, both of Pittsburgh, and Florine Walters of Mount Plymouth; a brother in Canada, four sisters in Canada, 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Baldauff was in charge.

Frances Lee Hazelton
ORANGE CITY - Frances Lee Hazelton, 92, of Grand Plaza Drive, died Aug. 10, 2000, at Mariner Health of Orange City.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hazelton was born in Shullsburg, Wis., and moved to this area in 1982 from Chicago.
She is survived by a sister, Winifred Edmonds of Galena, Ill., and two nieces, Audrey Bell of DeBary and Mary Jo Bancroft of Holiday.
Lankford was in charge.

Lyvirgia Kitchen Mee
DELAND - Lyvirgia Kitchen Mee, 102, of East New York Avenue, died Aug. 9, 2000, at University Center East.
A homemaker, Mrs. Mee moved to this area in 1956 from her hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake Helen.
Mrs. Mee is survived by a son, William of Lake Helen, a brother, Robert Kitchen of California, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
FourTowns Cremation was in charge.

Salvatore R. Ministeri
DELTONA - Salvatore R. Ministeri, 73, of Tulip Court, died Aug. 9, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Ministeri retired as a chauffeur for the City of Boston. He moved to this area in 1975 from his hometown of Boston.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, the Sons of Italy and Knights of Columbus Council 6584, all in Deltona, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Ministeri served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by a son, Robert L. of Deltona; two brothers, Louis of Deltona and Guy of Tewksbury, Mass.; two sisters, Mary Tringale of Hyde Park, Mass., and Phylis Wohlgemuth of Braintree, Mass.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Baldauff was in charge.

Mary E. Morrissey
CORONA, Calif. - Mary E. Morrissey, 93, a former resident of DeBary, died Aug. 8, 2000, at Kaiser Hospital in Riverside Calif.
A homemaker, Mrs. Morrissey was born in New York City. She moved to DeBary in 1966 from Saugerties, N.Y., and recently moved to California from DeBary.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary and was very active with the DeBary Volunteer Fire Department. She enjoyed arts and crafts and sewing.
Mrs. Morrissey is survived by a son, Thomas F. of Corona, a daughter, Mary Jane Fennell of Bedminster, N.J., and one grandchild.
Baldauff was in charge.

Mary Louise Needer
DELTONA - Mary Louise Needer, 73, of West Canal Road, died Aug. 5, 2000, at her home.
Miss Needer retired as a line supervisor for Bendix Corp. in her hometown of Baltimore after 25 years. She moved to this area from Baltimore in 1993.
She was a member of the General Church of the New Jerusalem in Lake Helen.
Miss Needer is survived by a brother, John Needer of Mitchellville, Md.; and three sisters, Constance Aubrey of House Springs, Mo., Vera List of DeLand and Patricia Bolek of Baltimore.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Florida, P.O. Box 549, Daytona Beach, FL 32115. Baldauff was in charge.

Evelyn Mae Russell
ORANGE CITY - Evelyn Mae Russell, 64, of Greenhedge Drive, died Aug. 8, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Russell retired as an assembly-line worker for Ben-Mont Papers in her hometown of Bennington, Vt., after 10 years. She moved to this area in 1995 from Bennington.
She was Methodist and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Bennington. She enjoyed gardening and knitting.
Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband of two years, Harold E.; two sons, Michael D. Smith of Attleboro, Mass., and Darryl F. Smith of Bennington; a daughter, Tammy Smith-Tabor of White Creek, N.Y.; and seven grandchilden.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. FourTowns Cremation was in charge.
 
Raymond R. Strunk
DELTONA - Raymond R. Strunk, 53, of Whitewood Drive, died Aug. 4, 2000, at Mariner Health of DeLand.
Mr. Strunk was a corrections officer for the Department of Corrections in Daytona Beach for 20 years. Born in Lancaster, Pa., he moved to this area in 1997 from Edgewater.
An avid reader, he enjoyed studying history.
Mr. Strunk served in the U.S. Air Force 1964-68.
He is survived by his father, Russell M. of Lancaster; his stepmother, Pearl A. Strunk of Lancaster; a brother, Russell M. Jr. of Lancaster; and four stepbrothers, David Pierce, Curtis Pierce, Douglas Strunk and Carey Strunk, all of Lancaster.
Baldauff was in charge.

Irene Smiley Colding
DELAND - Irene Smiley Colding, 85, of Chipola Avenue, died Sept. 12, 2000, at a local care center.
A homemaker, Mrs. Colding was born in Crescent City and moved to DeLand in 1944 from Pierson.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of DeLand. She served as pianist and organist during her husband's many years as pastor of First Baptist Church of Pierson, Calvary Baptist Church in DeLand and Emporia Baptist Church.
Mrs. Colding was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. L.A. Colding. She is survived by a son, Dr. Jim of Cincinnati; two daughters, Janice Williams of DeLand and Marilyn Cook of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, John H. Smiley Sr. of Pierson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 725 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand FL 32720, or to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange FL 32119. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Halley F. Cottrill
DELAND - Halley F. Cottrill, 90, of North Stone Street, died Sept. 12, 2000, at Alterra Sterling House of DeLand.
Mr. Cottrill retired as superintendent for the U.S. Postal Service in Clarksburg, W.Va., after 40 years. Born in Wallace, W.Va., he moved to this area from Clarksburg in 1967.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of DeBary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Big Brothers. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and hunting.
Mr. Cottrill served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by two sons, David J. of Pierson and Thomas L. of Cincinnati; a daughter, Judith E. Cornell of Deltona; a sister, Lilas H. Shrader of Bridgeport, W.Va.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange FL 32119. Baldauff was in charge.

Anna M. Coyne
DEBARY - Anna M. Coyne, 86, of Spring Lake Drive, died Sept. 13, 2000, at her home.
Mrs. Coyne retired as a secretary for the neurosurgery department at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. Born in Revere, Mass., she moved to this area in 1987 from Sharon, Mass.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Deltona.
Mrs. Coyne is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ann T. Coyne of DeBary, and two grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Florence P. Dunne
DELTONA - Florence P. Dunne, 79, of Findlay Street, died Sept. 13, 2000, at John Knox Village Medical Center.
Mrs. Dunne retired as an accountant for the Federal National Mortgage Association in Illinois. Born in Tarrytown, N.Y., she moved to this area from Chicago in 1970.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community in Deltona, the Council of Catholic Women, the Deltona Ladies Social Club, the American Association of Retired Persons and the Deltona Civic Association. She enjoyed doing volunteer church work.
Mrs. Dunne served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, and received the American Campaign Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen F. Muir of Holly Hill, a companion and caregiver, Jane Clark of Deltona, and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 218-A E. New York Ave., DeLand FL 32724. Baldauff was in charge.

Angel Fernandez-Figuero
DELTONA - Angel Fernandez-Figuero, 77, of Keesler Street, died Sept. 14, 2000, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Fernandez-Figuero retired as a sergeant from the U.S. Army after 23 years. He was missing in action during the Korean War and received the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He moved to this area in 1976 from his birthplace of Puerto Rico.
He was a foster parent.
Mr. Fernandez-Figuero is survived by his wife, Carmen E.; a son, Christian P. Fernandez of Arizona; a daughter, Aida Melendez of Orange City; a brother, Antonio Fernandez of New York; a sister, Hermania Collazo of Puerto Rico; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Elsie Frechette
DELAND - Elsie Frechette, 85, of Evergreen Terrace, died Sept. 12, 2000, at Oakwood Garden of DeLand.
A homemaker, Mrs. Frechette was born in Georgia and moved to this area 28 years ago from Plattsburgh, N.Y.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in DeLand.
Mrs. Frechette is survived by two sons, John and Robert, both of Plattsburgh, a daughter, Joan Adams of Burlington, Vt., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Earl William Hoffman
DELAND - Earl William Hoffman, 84, of North McDonald Avenue, died Sept. 8, 2000, at Florida Lutheran Health Center.
Mr. Hoffman retired as cemetery superintendent for the Town of East Windsor, Conn. He moved to this area in 1977 from his hometown of Broad Brook, Conn.
He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
Mr. Hoffman is survived by his wife, Mary S., and two sisters, Myrtle Underwood of Broad Brook and Erma Quagliaroli of Windsor Locks, Conn.
Lankford was in charge.

Frances Jean Penansky
DELTONA - Frances Jean Penansky, 44, of Baffin Street, died Sept. 12, 2000, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mrs. Penansky was a clerk for Circle K stores in Deltona. Born in Mineral Point, Wis., she moved to this area two months ago from Manteno, Ill.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E.; her father, Francis Zaffino of Chicago; two sons, Charlie and Jason, both of Deltona; a daughter, Carri of Deltona; three brothers, Michael and Butch Zaffino, both of Illinois, and Philip Zaffino of Georgia; three sisters, Diane Rogers and Rose Mary Johnson, both of Illinois, and Vicki Ruelle of Wisconsin; and one grandchild.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Walter H. Remillard
DEBARY - Walter H. Remillard, 78, of North Woodberry Drive, died Sept. 11, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Remillard retired as a truck driver. He moved to this area in 1989 from his hometown of Worcester, Mass.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3657 in Worcester and St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary. He enjoyed bowling and fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Mr. Remillard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Laura M.; a son, Walter R. of Worcester; three daughters, Gloria Lucier of Deltona, Bernadette Daigneault of Apple Valley, Calif., and Rose Letourneau of Millbury, Mass.; two brothers, David of Webster, Mass., and Donald of Leicester, Mass.; two sisters, Rita Clouthier of Dearborn, Mich., and Beatrice Barbour of Webster; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange FL 32119. FourTowns Cremation was in charge.
 
Theresa Emily Rico
DELAND - Theresa Emily Rico, 73, of East New York Avenue, died Sept. 13, 2000, at University Center East-Genesis Eldercare Network.
A homemaker, Mrs. Rico was born in Gibbstown, N.J., and moved to this area three years ago from Deptford, N.J.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in DeLand. She entertained troops during World War II and sat on Franklin Roosevelt's lap while singing to him.
Mrs. Rico is survived by a son, Arthur of Lindenwold, N.J.; a daughter, Ellen Morelli of DeLand; a stepson, Harry Gilbert of Philadelphia; a stepdaughter, Marsha Pasha of Philadelphia; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland FL 32751. Lankford was in charge.

Grace S. Schenck
ORANGE CITY - Grace S. Schenck, 84, of Pineview Drive, died Sept. 11, 2000, at Oakwood Garden of DeLand.
Mrs. Schenck retired as an accountant for an income-tax company. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., she moved to Orange City in 1986 from Deltona.
She is survived by a brother-in-law who was her caregiver, William C. Wheeler of Ponte Vedra.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Virginia C. Steed
DELAND - Virginia C. Steed, 89, of Shady Hollow Drive, died Sept. 8, 2000, at her home.
A homemaker, Mrs. Steed was born in Maiden, N.C., and moved to this area 12 years ago from Newton, N.C.
She was a member of the Wesleyan Church in DeLand.
Mrs. Steed served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.
She is survived by a son, John W. Huss of DeLand, a sister, Cleo M. Coley of Newton, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange FL 32119. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

George Homer Williams Jr.
DELAND - George Homer Williams Jr., 85, of Grand Avenue, died Sept. 10, 2000, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Williams retired as an electronics repairman. Born in Harris County, Ga., he moved to this area 1 1/2 years ago from Marietta, Ga.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Marietta and Masonic Lodge No. 53 in Georgia.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Dorothy P., a son, George H. III of DeLand, a daughter, Loretta M. Long of Huber Heights, Ohio, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.


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