Miscellaneous Volusia County, Florida Obituaries

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Jan. 16, 1999

D.H. Andersen 
EDGEWATER - D.H. "Andy" Andersen, 88, of Joyce Street, a retired fabricator for Moores Iron Works, Flint, Mich., died Thursday at Atlantic Medical Center-Daytona, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Andersen was born in McBride, Mich., and moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1985 from Kalkaska, Mich., later moving to Edgewater in 1992. 
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three sons, Richard and Leon, both of Iona, Mich., and Lee, Snohomish, Wash.; four daughters, Bernita, Carol and Joyce, all of Iona, and Kay Johnson, Grayling, Mich.; a brother, Godfrey, Port Orchard, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Dudley, Edgewater, is in charge. 

Jacqueline Armstrong 
PALM COAST - Jacqueline W. Armstrong, 50, of Ryberry Drive, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital-Flagler, Bunnell. 
Mrs. Armstrong, a homemaker, came here in 1995 from Charlotte, N.C. She was a member of Body of Ancient Days Ministries and enjoyed singing. 
Survivors include her husband, Bob; a daughter, Kristi Valentia, Columbia, S.C.; and two sisters, Cynthia Goodhouse and Kathy Williams, both of Indiana- polis. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare of Memorial Hospitals, 875 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach 32174. Craig is in charge. 

Felix Augustin 
HOLLY HILL - Felix Augustin, 87, of 15th Place, a retired meat cutter for Newburgh Packing Co., New York, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach. 
Mr. Augustin was born in Slovenia and came here in 1974 from Newburgh, N.Y. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Ormond Beach, and the Slovenian Cultural Club, New Smyrna Beach. He enjoyed playing boccie ball, gardening and traveling. 
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; a son, John, Saint Leo; two brothers, Rev. Aloiz and Dr. Vincent, both of Slovenia; and a sister, Mara Krampel, Menomonee Falls, Wis. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge. 

Susie Bennett 
SEVILLE - Susie Marie Bennett, 92, of County Road 305, a native of Bunnell, died Tuesday at home. 
Mrs. Bennett, a homemaker, moved to Seville from Bunnell as a child. She enjoyed embroidery, reading and attending yard sales. 
Survivors include two sons, Walter, Pierson, and Lafayette, Crescent City; two daughters, Marie Bell, Bartow, and Joan McLauchlin, Seville; a sister, Stella Spence, Crescent City; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Clayton Frank and Sons, Crescent City, is in charge. 

Robert Brennan 
PORT ORANGE - Robert E. Brennan, 75, of Mockingbird Drive, a laboratory manager for the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, Mass., retiring after 35 years, died Wednesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Brennan, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Northampton and moved to this area in 1988 from Southampton, Mass. He was a member of the Epiphany Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was a 1950 graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., and later completed his training at Holyoke Hospital, Holyoke, Mass. 
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Arlene; a son, Stephen, Easthampton, Mass.; two daughters, Kathleen Priest, Swanton, Vt., and Pamela Brennan, East Longmeadow, Mass.; two sisters, Dorothy Pollard, Naples, and Betty Barry, Adawam, Mass.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the Epiphany Catholic Church Building Fund, 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange 32127. Cardwell is in charge. 

Cicero Cole 
EUREKA - Cicero Cole, 105, a former resident of Pierson, died Jan. 3 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. 
Mr. Cole was born in Nicholls, Ga., and moved to Eureka in 1970 from Ocala. He was a member of the Church of God. 
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Jean; three sons, Dale, Fort McCoy, Timothy, Eureka, and Richard, Ocala; seven daughters, Loretha Townsend, Interlachen, Marie Snyder, Fort McCoy, Eloise Buchans, Edgewater, Mildred Meek, Jacksonville, and Doris Spindler, Odessa North and Myrtle North, all of Pierson; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, is in charge. 

Anna Collins 
PORT ORANGE - Anna R. Collins, 72, of Windsor Drive, a native of Ellenboro, W.Va., died Wednesday at home. 
Mrs. Collins, a homemaker, came here in 1987 from Baltimore. 
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John; a son, Jeff, Homer, Alaska; two brothers, James and LeRoy Miller, both of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and two sisters, Opal McGee, Johnson City, Tenn., and Henrietta Kimmey, Baltimore. Bellevue-Cedar Hill, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Claude Cornett 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Claude Lawrence Corn- ett, 72, of Horton Street, a retired management scientist in the petroleum industry, died Thursday at Bert Fish Medical Center. 
Mr. Cornett, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in Crumpler, W.Va., and moved to this area in 1993 from Chesterland, Ohio. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Chesterland, and the Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Claude Jr., Cleveland, and Jeff, Sanford; a stepson, Ronald Farhi, Cleveland; a daughter, Marcia Reardon, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Diane Farhi, Atlanta; two sisters, Dot Gierhart, Lehigh Acres, and Mabel Hurst, Princeton, W.Va; and five grandchildren. Settle-Wilder, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge. 

Frederick DeCubellis 
HOLLY HILL - Frederick A. DeCubellis, 61, of Wildrose Lane, a retired employee of Colonial Colony Mobile Home Park, South Daytona, died Tuesday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. 
Mr. DeCubellis, a veteran of the National Guard, was born in New Port Richey and came here 59 years ago from his birthplace. He enjoyed fishing. 
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Curtis Meade, Ormond Beach, and Timothy Meade, Holly Hill; two daughters, Rhonda "Kay" Hanes, Holly Hill, and Brenda Fisch, Port Orange; a brother, Paul Crow, Port Orange; a sister, Frances Lightfoot, Daytona Beach; and seven grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge. 

Irene Gatch 
HOLLY HILL - Irene H. Gatch, 91, of Eighth Street, a native of Helsinki, Finland, died Wednesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mrs. Gatch, a homemaker, came here in 1932 from New York City and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach. 
Survivors include a son, Ronald, Holly Hill; and a grandchild. Baggett & Summers, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Martine Hanlin 
DAYTONA BEACH - Martine B. Hanlin, 81, of North Halifax Drive, a retired PBX operator for Security First Federal Bank, died Wednesday at Halifax Medical Center. 
Mrs. Hanlin was born in Whitesville, Ky., and came here in 1954 from Silver Spring, Md. She was a member of the Women of the Moose. 
Survivors include a sister, Nancy Apperson, Richmond, Va.; and a friend, Dorothea Bornmann, Daytona Beach, who provided for her care. Baggett & Summers is in charge. 

Jan. 17, 1999 

Johnnie Anderson 
DAYTONA BEACH - Johnnie Will Anderson, 88, of Pleasant Drive, a retired worker for the Daytona Laundry Service, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach. 
Ms. Anderson was born in Bronwood, Ga., and moved to this area in 1936 from her birthplace. She was a member of the Church of God. She enjoyed fishing and flowers. 
Survivors include a son, Rufus Terry, Daytona Beach; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. R. J. Gainous is in charge. 

Esther Armstrong 
DELAND - Esther M. Armstrong, 83, of Alliance Court, a resident since 1995, died Friday at a local care center. 
Mrs. Armstrong, a homemaker, was born in Halifax, Pa., and moved to this area from Orlando. She was a member of the Alliance Church, and enjoyed children. 
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert; a son, John, Portland, Ore.; and a daughter, June Armstrong. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge. 

Richard Beck 
ATLANTA - Richard S. Beck, 67, formerly of DeLand, died Thursday at Emory University Hospital. 
Mr. Beck, an Air Force veteran, was born in Santa Cruz, Calif., and moved to this area in 1980 from Naples, later moving to Atlanta. He was an employee of the Florida Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1980. 
Survivors include two sons, Andrew, Bellingham, Wash., and Joseph, Fort Stewart, Ga.; two daughters, Evelyn Mahler, Atlanta, and Annette Booth, DeLand; a sister, Raylene Oden, Hot Springs, Ark.; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Georgia Chapter, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, Ga. 30339. The Cremation Society of the South, Atlanta, is in charge. 

Vacile Bishop 
DAYTONA BEACH - Vacile Bishop, 76, of North Caroline Street, a former cook for the Piccadilly Cafeteria, died Saturday at Coquina Nursing Home, Ormond Beach. 
Mrs. Bishop was born in Live Oak, and moved to this area in 1952 from her birthplace. She enjoyed cooking, watching television, cleaning, and children. 
Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Baswell, Jacqueline and Jancie Bishop, all of Daytona Beach; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Herbert Thompson is in charge. 

Serafin Dobczynski 
ORMOND BEACH - Serafin Dobczynski, 89, of Hernandez Avenue, former owner of the Alma Shipping Company, died Friday at Coquina Center. 
Mr. Dobczynski, a World War II veteran of the Polish underground resistance, was born in Poland, and moved to this area in 1998 from New York. He was a member of Polonia, New York. He attended the Farm and Agriculture University in Poland, and was the recipient of the Virtuti Militari, the Polish equivalent of the Purple Heart. In addition to opening a vanguard shipping business dealing with a nation behind the Iron Curtain, he opened the Pol-Art, New York. He enjoyed art. 
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Halina; a son, John Stankiewicz, California; a daughter, Diane Calapiz, Ormond Beach; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Counties, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Volusia County Cremation Society, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Eugene Dove 
DEBARY - Eugene Burtner Dove, 75, of Terra Ceia Court, a retired member of the armed services, died Friday at home. 
Mr. Dove, an Army and Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, was born in Harrisonburg, Va., and moved to this area in 1977 from Springfield, Va. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. 
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Wilma; a son, Michael, Deltona; a daughter, Nancy Stevens, Casselberry; and six grandchildren. Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, Orange City, is in charge. 

Irving Goldberg 
DAYTONA BEACH - Irving Goldberg, 76, of North Atlantic Avenue, the former owner of Central Florida Home Health Care, died Friday at home. 
Mr. Goldberg, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in New York City, and moved to this area in 1975 from Miami. He was a member of Temple Beth-El and the Oceanside Country Club. He was a graduate of Pace College, New York City, having recieved his degree in accounting. Prior to his work in the health care field, he was an accountant for Allied Stores, New York City, and Jordan Marsh Department Stores, Miami. 
Survivors include a son, Richard, Coral Springs; a daughter, Ellen Stephens, Ormond Beach; and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, P. O. Box 450, Huntington Valley, Pa. 19006. Haigh-Black, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Clarence Hall 
PORT ORANGE - Clarence Lee Hall, 96, of Champagne Circle, a former assembler for Berkley Pump Company, East Point, Ga., died Thursday at Clyatt's Quality Care Nursing Home, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Hall was born in Acworth, Ga., and moved to this area in 1976 from Atlanta. He enjoyed gardening. 
Survivors include his wife of 77 years, Mary; a son, Donald, Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Catherine Elam and Ann Hall, both of Port Orange; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach, is in charge. 

Janice Jones 
ORMOND BEACH - Janice "Jan" Jones, 57, of Pine Street, a retired bookkeeper for Volusia Office Supply, died Friday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. 
Mrs. Jones, a graduate of Mainland High School, was born in Douglas, Ga., and moved back to this area in 1975 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of the Flomich Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and traveling. 
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, James; a son, Frank Miller, Minnesota; a daughter, Patti Walters, Ormond Beach; two sisters, Nola Stone-Smith, Ormond Beach, and Kitty Yelverton, Loudon, Tenn.; a brother, Stanton Story, Edgewater; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Counties, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Angela Kadlik 
ORMOND BEACH - Angela G. Kadlik, 77, of Benjamin Drive, a retired seamstress, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach. 
Mrs. Kadlik was born in Bari, Italy, and moved to this area in 1968 from Nautica, Mass. She was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church. She enjoyed making childrens clothing. 
Survivors include a son, Victor Larivee, Santa Monica, Calif.; a daughter, Stella Roach, Gainesville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Haigh-Black, Ormond Beach, is in charge. 

Joan Madison 
ORMOND BEACH - Joan Grace Madison, 68, a former nursing assistant, died Friday at North Westchester Medical Center. 
Mrs. Madison was born in Minneola, N.Y., and moved to this area several years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She enjoyed playing tennis and Scrabble, and gardening. 
Survivors include two sons, William, Coram, N.Y., and Paul, Sharon Springs, N.Y.; a daughter, Joanne Lovitz, Katonah, N.Y.; two brothers, Eugene Lynch, Central Islip, N.Y., and Robert Lynch, Phoenix; three sisters, Margaret Wagner, Albany, N.Y., Sister Anne Lynch, New York, and Veronica Frasier, Ormond Beach; and twelve grandchildren. Macken Mortuary, Inc., Long Island, is in charge. 

Robbye C. Martin 
DAYTONA BEACH - Robbye C. Martin, 76, of Idlewild Avenue, retired director of the Sugar N' Spice Day Care Center, died Saturday at a local health care facility. 
Mrs. Martin was born in DeLand, and returned to the Daytona Beach area more than 30 years ago from New York. She was a member of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her granddaughter, Robby Gould, Daytona Beach, who provided for her care. Arthur Mack is in charge. 

John Mattei 
DAYTONA BEACH - John G. Mattei, 77, of Granada Avenue, a former musician, died Saturday at Horizon Specialty Center. 
Mr. Mattei, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in Kearny, N.J., and moved to this area several years ago from New Jersey. He was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church, the Catholic War Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Musicians' Guild, Essex County, N.J. 
Survivors include a sister, Helen Setaro, Boynton Beach. Memorial donations may be made to St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Boulevard, Ormond Beach 32174. Baldwin-Hughey is in charge. 

Phyllis Niles 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Phyllis A. Niles, 78, of Quail Hollow, the former owner and operator of a variety store, Bath, Maine, died Saturday at Bert Fish Medical Center. 
Mrs. Niles was born in Houlton, Maine, and moved to this area many years ago as a winter resident. 
Survivors include a brother, Dana Lane, Bath Maine; and two sisters, Faye Hogan, Phippsburg, Maine, and Virginia Mullaney, Bath. Baldwin-Hughey is in charge. 

Irene Yacks 
DELAND - Irene C. Yacks, 77, of High Street, a server in a restaurant prior to her retirement in 1971, died Thursday at Mariner Health Care Center. 
Mrs. Yacks was born in Union Town, Pa., and moved to this area in 1963 from Miami. She was a member of Moose Lodge #665. She enjoyed yard sales. 
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Chilson and Irene Maunez, both of DeLand; a brother, Edward Kuty, Southgate, Mich.; a sister, Bertha Dolcini, Daytona Beach; six grandchildren; and nine grandchildren. Carpenter Curry is in charge. 

Raymond Yencha 
ORMOND BEACH - Raymond A. Yencha, 75, of Carol Road, a retired steel worker, died Friday at Indigo Manor Nursing Home, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Yencha was born in Marguerite, Pa., and moved to this area in 1988 from Avonmore, Pa. He was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church, the Men's Club, the Firemen's Club, Marguerite, and the P.N.A. Club and the Jeonode Club, both of Avonmore. While in Avonmore, he served as eucharistic minister and Sunday School teacher in his church. 
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Dorothy; two sons, Raymond Jr., Palm Coast, and Christopher, Roanoke, Va.; a daughter, Dorothy Lefford, Ormond Beach; four sisters, Irene Chrisman and Rita Yencha, both of Greensburg, Pa., Val Harvey, Guntersville, Pa., and Dottie Nicholas, Pittsburgh; and seven grandchildren. Dale Woodward, Ormond Beach, is in charge. 

March 1, 1999

Dealia "Chris" Buffington 
DAYTONA BEACH - Dealia Christine "Chris" Buffington, 73, of Killion Street, a resident since 1954, died Saturday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. 
Mrs. Buffington was born in Mobile, Ala., and came to this area from Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed needlepointing and gardening. 
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Middleton; a son, Raymond, and a daughter, Janice Marino, both of Daytona Beach; a brother, Nollie Thompson, and three sisters, Annette, Gussie and Lorraine, all of Grand Bay, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Ormond Funeral Home is in charge. 

Kathleen Bulman 
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES - Kathleen A. Bulman, 89, of South Atlantic Avenue, a native of County Mayo, Ireland, died Saturday at her daughter's home . 
Mrs. Bulman, a homemaker, came to this area in 1970 from Hyattsville, Md. She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church. 
Survivors include a son, John, Beltsville, Md.; two daughters, Joan Cavanaugh, Ormond Beach, and Mary McNally, Daytona Beach Shores; a brother, Michael Groake, County Mayo; two sisters, Mary Gallihue, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Josephine Groarke, Ardmore, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare of Memorial Hospitals, 875 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach 32174. Baggett and Summers, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Steve Crow 
EDGEWATER - Steve Crow, 44, of Umbrella Tree Drive, an Army veteran, died Saturday at Bert Fish Medical Center. 
Mr. Crow, a native of Joplin, Mo., came to this area in 1996 from Lakeland. 
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Crow, a brother, Charles, and a sister, Karen, all of Edgewater. Settle-Wilder, Edgewater, is in charge. 

Robert Curtis Sr. 
DAYTONA BEACH - Robert Lee Curtis, Sr., 66, of Berkshire Road, a retired painter for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, died at home Thursday. 
Mr Curtis, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was a lifelong resident of this area. He attended Bethune-Cookman College and was part of the Wildcat Marching Band. 
Survivors include a son, Robert Jr., Saint Augustine; a stepson, Alphonso Monterio, Utah; a brother, Henry Black, Miami; and a sister, Inez Berry, Pennsylvania. R. J. Gainous is in charge. 

Edna Ferrara 
ORMOND BEACH - Edna Helene Ferrara, 63, of Pawnee Drive, a regional administrative assistant for U.S. Foodservice, Ormond Beach, for 13 years, died Sunday at home. 
Mrs. Ferrara, born in Queens, N.Y., came to this area in 1980 from Ford Lauderdale, N.Y. She was a member and past president for the Beach Bum's in U.S. Foodservice. 
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Ralph; a son, Scott, Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Karen Ferrara, Casselberry; and a brother, John Castle, Ormond Beach. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare of Memorial Hospitals, 875 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach 32174, or to the American Cancer Society, Daytona Beach Chapter, 1510 Ridgewood Ave., Suite 201, Holly Hill 32117, or to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland 32751. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge with proceedings occurring at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach. 

Ann Hall 
DELAND - Ann F. Hall, 92, of North Stone Street, a retired school teacher, died Sunday at a local care center. 
Mrs. Hall, a native of Leeds, Mass., came to this area in 1988 from Clarksburg, Mass. 
Survivors include two sons, John Welch, Ormond Beach, and Owen Welch, Safety Harbor; and seven grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge. 

William Johnson 
DELAND - William Johnson, 91, of South Clara Avenue, retired owner of a grocery store, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach. 
Mr. Johnson, an Army veteran, came to this area in the late 1970's from New York. 
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Johnson, Orlando. Arthur Mack is in charge. 

Katheryn Kelton 
DELAND - Katheryn L. Kelton, 54, of Foxfire Lane, an senior secretary for the sociology department of Stetson University, died Satuday at Shand's Teaching Hospital, Gainesville. 
Mrs. Kelton, a 1974 graduate of the University of Central Florida, was born in Bronx, N.Y, and moved to this area in 1971 from North Miami. She was a member of the Junior Service League, where she served as treasurer from 1986 to 1987, and as president from 1989 to 1990; was a chairperson for the West Volusia Chapter of the American Heart Association; DeLand Little League and the House Next Door, where she sat on the Board of Directors; and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, where she was a past member of Zeta Theta Chapter. In 1996, she was awarded the Problem Solver of the Year Award from Stetson University. 
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Richard; three sons, Russell and Michael, all of DeLand, and Hal, Pacific Grove, Calif.; a daughter, Rachel Kmetz, Orlando; and a grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, P. O. Box 4472, Boca Raton 33429. Lankford, DeLand, is in charge. 

Rev. Daniel Madison 
DAYTONA BEACH - The Rev. Daniel P. Madison, 74, of South Beach Street, a retired school teacher and ordained minister, died Friday at home. 
Rev. Madison, a native of Monticello, came to this area in the early 1990's from Meadville, Pa. A graduate of Howard Academy, Monticello, he later recieved his bachelor's degree from Tuskeegee Institute, Tusgeegee, Ala., and earned his bachelor of divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary at Wilberforce University, Ohio. He first taught in the public schoool system of his hometown, later instructing at the University of Southern California, Pasadena. In addition to his career in teaching, he was assistant minister for Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Daytona Beach. He enjoyed reading. 
Survivors include three brothers, Charles, Daytona Beach, James, Jacksonville, and Milton, Ennis, Texas; and a sister, Sarah Brown, Fort Lauderdale. R. J. Gainous is in charge. 

J. Walter Nordmann 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - J. Walter Nordmann, 75, of Dune Circle, co-owner of Nordman Ornamental Nursery, DeLand, died Saturday at home. 
Mr. Nordmann, an Army veteran of World War II, was born in DeLand and was a lifelong resident of Volusia County. A graduate of DeLand High School, he attended Stetson University. In addition to his ownership of the nursery, he worked as a citrus grower, beekeeper and honey processor. A member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where he was a 13-year member of the vestry, he also served on the DeLand Zoning Board; was a 20-year member of First Federal of Mid-Florida Savings and Loan; Memorial Hospital-West Volusia, where he was a member of the Board of Directors for 13 years; was a Rear Commodore for both Lake Beresford Yacht Club and the New Smyrna Yacht Club; and P.H.P. 
Survivors include his wife, Carlys; four sons, Judge Patrick Kennedy and Dennis Kennedy, both of Port Orange, Scott Morgan, Gray, Tenn., and Kirby Morgan, Maitland; a daughter, Gale Blomquist, Edgewater; three brothers, Paul, Charles and Leo, all of DeLand; and five grandchildren. Settle-Wilder, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge. 

John Pagano 
DELAND - John Pagano, 99, of East New York Avenue, a retired city treasurer for the City of Pittsburgh, died Saturday at a local hospital. 
Mr. Pagano, a native of Pittsburgh, came to this area in 1949 from his birthplace. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his son, John, Orange City; and a grandchild. Lankford, DeLand is in charge. 

Mary Peacock 
SEVILLE - Mary Purvis Peacock, 92, of Purvis Road, a native of Pigot Branch, Ga., died Sunday at a local care center. 
Mrs. Peacock, a homemaker, came to this area in 1926 from Mendes, Ga. She was a member of Stetson Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 186, both of DeLand. 
Survivors include three sons, Earl Purvis, Seville, and Herbert and Harry Purvis, both of DeLand; four stepsons, Roy and Freddy Peacock, both of Pierson, Norman Peacock, South Daytona and Billy Peacock, Florahome; a daughter, Kathleen Kerens, Holly Hill; three stepdaughters, Doris and Eppie Peacock, both of Alma, Ga., and Brenda Crosby, Palm Coast; a brother, Bud Blocker, and a sister, Doby Blocker, both of Glenville, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge. 

Dr. Normon Rausch 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Dr. Normon Wesley Rausch, M.D., Lake Fairgreen Circle, a former general medicine practitioner, died Saturday at home. 
Dr. Rausch, an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II, was born in Irvington, N.J., and came to this area in the late 1980's as a winter resident from Angola, Ind., moving here permanently in 1997. A 1943 graduate of Duke Medical School, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne, Ind., and B.P.O. Elks Lodge #2398, Angola. 
Survivors include his wife, Jeanelle; two sons, Dennis, Austin, Fla., and Curt, DeLand; and three grandchildren. Baldwin-Hughey is in charge. 

Hazel Rowley 
HOLLY HILL - Hazel J. Rowley, 99, of L.P.G.A. Boulevard, a former bookeeper for the former Studebaker Automobile Company, South Bend, Ind., died Saturday at Bishop's Glen Nursing Home. 
Mrs. Rowley came to this area in 1959 from her native South Bend, Ind. She was a member of Seabreeze United Church of Christ, Daytona Beach, and enjoyed oil and china painting. 
Survivors include two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund for the Church of Christ of Holly Hill, 1725 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill 32117. Volusia Memorial is in charge.


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