|April 27, 1999
DELTONA - Joseph R. Armstrong, 80, a former steelworker for Boston
Gear Works, Quincy, Mass., died Friday at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial,
Mr. Armstrong was born in Canada and came to this area 10 years ago
from Brockton, Mass. He was a member of the Quincy Deaf Club.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Georgiana; three sons, Joseph
Jr. and Robert, both of Deltona, and Gerard, Stoughton, Mass.; two daughters,
Marybeth Ragucci, Reading, Mass., and Georgiana Fitzgerald, Franklin, Mass.;
10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home,
Woburn, Mass., is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Arnold Bauer, 70, of Mason Avenue, a former music professor
at Palm Beach Atlantic College, West Palm Beach, died Wednesday at Atlantic
Medical Center-Ormond, Ormond Beach.
Mr. Bauer, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was born in Pittsburgh
and moved to this area five years ago from Lake Worth. He played organ
for several churches and enjoyed reading.
Survivors include a son, Sean, Boynton Beach; a daughter, Jessica Gilbert,
DeLand; and two grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association, 310 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach 32174. National Cremation Society
is in charge.
PIERSON - Joyce Cade, 67, of North Pine Street, a retired schoolteacher
at Pierson Elementary School, died Sunday at home.
Mrs. Cade, a native and lifelong resident of Pierson, was a member
of United Methodist Women, ESA Sorority, Volusia Education Association
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Paul; two sons, Greg, Pierson, and Jeffery,
Hastings; a daughter, Melody Hunter, DeLand; her mother, Viola Hallman;
and seven grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge.
DELAND - Louise L. Edwards, 81, of East George Avenue, a dispatcher
for Yellow Cab Co., Willimantic, Conn., before her retirement in 1969,
died Monday at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Atlanta and came here in 1969 from Willimantic.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed
Survivors include a son, William Davoll, Kentucky; a daughter, Cathy
Ward, Connecticut; and three grandchildren. Volusia County Cremation, Daytona
Beach, is in charge.
DEBARY - Laura Theresa Nelson, 58, of Angeles Road, a personal banker
for 25 years for First Union, Deltona, died Saturday at home.
Mrs. Nelson, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., moved to this area in
1970 from Miami. She was sergeant-at-arms for the West Volusia Woman's
Bowling Association, a PTA mother for Enterprise School and a cub scout
den mother and leader. She enjoyed fishing, roller skating and knitting.
Survivors include her husband, Claude; a son Claude Jr., Altamonte
Springs; a daughter Carrie Nelson, Las Vegas; two sisters, Elizabeth Moore
and Helen Henry, both of Farmington, Conn.; and two grandchildren. Memorial
donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail,
Port Orange 32119. Bauldauff, Deltona, is in charge.
LAKE CITY - Bessie L. Spradley, 73, of Lake City, a former resident
of New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday at Alliance Nursing Home, Lake City.
Mrs. Spradley, a homemaker, was born in Ellenton, Ga., and came to
this area in 1928, moving away in 1987. She was a member of the Church
of the Nazarene.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Jr., New Smyrna Beach; two daughters,
Darlene Blum, Tallahassee, and Mary Earls, Lake City; two sisters, Francis
Spradley, Jacksonville, and Louise Spradley, Titusville; four grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Hughey, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
Isaac Stanton III
DELAND - Isaac Anderson "Ike" Stanton III, 82, of Deerfoot Run, an
engineer for Pan-American Airlines for 41 years before his retirement,
died Monday at home.
Mr. Stanton was born in Social Circle, Ga., and came to this area in
1985 from Miami.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Douglas, DeLand; two daughters,
Kathryn Brown, Orange City, and Laurel Stanton, DeLand; a sister, Claire
Peterson, Seattle; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial
donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail,
Port Orange 32119. Lankford, DeLand, is in charge.
DELAND - Annetta Denease Wilson, 37, of South High Street, a cashier
for Publix Supermarket, died Wednesday at Bowman's Health Care Center.
Mrs. Wilson was a native and lifelong resident of DeLand.
Survivors include her father, Ramon Howell, her mother, Jewel Rice,
her paternal grandmother, Lois Johnson, and her maternal grandmother, Jeanette
Harris, all of DeLand. Charles P. Bailey & Sons is in charge.
May 1, 1999
ORMOND BEACH - Gwendolyn G. Cressman, 82, of Orchard Avenue, a former
nurse in Pennsylvania, died Friday at home.
Mrs. Cressman, a native of Lansdale, Pa., moved to this area in 1972
from Boyertown, Pa. She graduated from the nursing school at Jefferson
Hospital, Philadelphia, where she later worked. She also became head operating
room nurse for the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa. She was a member
of Trinity Lutheran Church, Holly Hill, and enjoyed Bible study, knitting,
crocheting and reading.
Survivors include two sons, Franklin, North Wales, Pa., and Richard,
Eagleville, Pa.; two daughters, Barbara Marks, Ormond Beach, and Margaret
Goldstein, California; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial
donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Ridgewood Ave.,
Holly Hill 32117, or Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail,
Port Orange 32119. Haigh-Black, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
DELTONA - Carmen A. Gaton-Swaby, 70, of Cleo Lane, a retired administrative
assistant for the New York City Department of Social Services, died Wednesday
at Florida Hospital-Altamonte, Altamonte Springs.
Mrs. Gaton-Swaby, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., moved to this area in
1988 from Queens, N.Y. She was a member of the African American Association
and the Woodchoppers Bowling League. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Austin; a son, Jason, Binghamton,
N.Y.; and a brother, Robert Gaton, Hempstead, N.Y. Baldauff is in charge.
PALM COAST - Francis D. Gill, 86, of Kings Colony Court, a department
manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., for 45 years before her
retirement, died Tuesday at home.
Mr. Gill, an Army veteran of World War II serving as an air traffic
controller, was born in New York City and came here three years ago from
Tom's River, N.J. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
and enjoyed golfing.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marie; a son, Frank, Orlando;
four daughters, Patricia Ruddock, Mountville, N.J., Sharon Marotti, Wanaque,
N.Y., Janice Devereux, Palm Coast, and Linda Cappadona, Harrington Park,
N.J.; a brother, Bernard, Palm Coast; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial donations
may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, 4600 Belle Terre
Pkwy., Palm Coast 32164. Alderson's is in charge.
BEVERLY BEACH - Catherine E. Giordano, 79, of Starboard Drive, a native
of Philadelphia, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital-Flagler, Bunnell.
Mrs. Giordano, a homemaker, came here 20 years ago from Barrington,
N.J. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Philip; and a sister, Elizabeth
Gravener, Beverly Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the American
Heart Association, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond Beach 32174.
Craig, Palm Coast, is in charge.
PORT ORANGE - Herbert Munch, 79, of Park Ridge Drive, a retired mechanic
for Metropolitan Oil Co., Chelsea, Mass., died Friday at home.
Mr. Munch, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, was born in Malden,
Mass. He moved to this area in 1987 from Pompano Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Wanda; a son, Bruce, Dorchester,
Mass.; a daughter, Joyce Cooper, Bellevue, Neb.; a sister, Audrey Stevens,
Milton, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Cardwell is in charge.
SANFORD - Chester Eugene Shepherd, 62, of South Jones Avenue, father
of Tim Shepherd, Deltona, and Jeanette Hickson, Osteen, died Thursday at
Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Mr. Shepherd came here in 1973 from his native Kentucky. He was an
aviation structural mechanic in the Navy for 30 years before his retirement.
He enjoyed writing songs.
Additional survivors include two brothers, Floyd Shepherd, Zephyrhills,
and Donnie Fugate, Cincinnati; six sisters, Andra Staggs and Molly Pownall,
both of Decatur, Ohio, Rebecca Miller, Burnside, Ky., Virginia Anderson,
Somerset, Ky., Carolynn Stagge, Mount Carmel, Ohio, and Cassie Charles,
Foster, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Baldauff, Deltona, is in charge.
FLAGLER BEACH - Lawrence S. Tibbetts, 69, of South Flagler Avenue,
a retired assistant professor and dean of business services at New River
Community College, Dublin, Va., after 23 years of service, died Wednesday
at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.
Mr. Tibbetts, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in Millinocket,
Maine, and came here in 1995 from Pulaski, Va. He attended Husson College,
Maine, and earned his master's degree from Radford College, Virginia. He
was a past treasurer of the Fiddle Banjo Dance Club, Virginia, and a member
of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Jill; two daughters, Cathy
Tibbetts, New Mexico, and Paula Tibbetts, Georgia; two stepdaughters, Sunshine
Twitchell, Sarasota, and Summer McCoy, Okinawa, Japan; his mother, Phyllis
Tibbetts, Clearwater; and a sister, Meredith Kane, Maine. Memorial donations
may be made to Flagler County Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast
32137. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
PORT ORANGE - Lorraine F. Vazquez, 70, of Rogers Avenue, a retired
travel agent in Monroe, N.Y., died Thursday at home.
Mrs. Vazquez was born in New York City and came here in 1995 from Monroe.
She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Vazquez, North Vancouver, British
Columbia, and Suzanne Vazquez-Helms, Ponce Inlet; and a grandchild. Memorial
donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 266 Wilshire
Blvd., Suite 151, Casselberry 32707-5381. Cardwell is in charge.
William Walsh III
EDGEWATER - William Edward Patrick Walsh III, 55, of Royal Palm Drive,
a former clerical worker for an elevator company, died Tuesday at home.
Mr. Walsh was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and came here in 1985 from Staten
Island, N.Y. He enjoyed collecting music.
Survivors include a daughter, Bridget Walsh, Queens, N.Y.; his mother,
Annette Walsh, Staten Island; a brother, Richard, Manhattan; three sisters,
Marian, New Jersey, Betsy, New York, and Barbara, Staten Island; and his
companion, Sue Cooper, Edgewater. Volusia County Cremation, Daytona Beach,
is in charge.
DELTONA - James A. Warren, 80, of Duncan Street, a maintenance supervisor
for the City of Miami Beach for 26 years before his retirement, died Thursday
Mr. Warren, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, was born in Miami
and moved to this area in 1973 from his birthplace. He enjoyed fishing
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marion; a son, Buddy, Ocala;
two daughters, Karen Mauras and Deborah Richards, both of Deltona; eight
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made
to the James A. Warren Memorial Fund, c/o St. Jude's Episcopal Church,
815 E. Graves Ave., Orange City 32763. Bauldauff is in charge.
EDGEWATER - James Watt, 80, of Victory Palm Drive, a retired baker,
died Wednesday at home.
Mr. Watt, a British Royal Navy veteran of World War II, was born in
Scotland and came here in 1979 from Darby, Pa. He enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary; three sons, Ronald, New
Jersey, Ian, Daytona Beach, and David, Poland; a brother, William, Scotland;
a sister, Catherine Chun, California; and two grandchildren. Bellevue-Cedar
Hill, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
Saunders Welch Jr.
DULUTH, Ga. - Saunders Percy "Sammie" Welch Jr., 40, of Duluth, formerly
of Daytona Beach, died Wednesday at Chrisp Medical Center, Cordele, Ga.
Mr. Welch, an Air Force veteran, moved to Georgia 15 years ago from
his native Daytona Beach. He was a legal asset recovery manager. He graduated
from Father Lopez High School and attended Bethune-Cookman College, both
in Daytona Beach, and enjoyed music.
Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Welch, Huntsville, Ala.; and his
father, Saunders Welch, Miami. Thompson, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH - Gladys D. Williams, 74, of Malayan Sun Bear Path, a
former registered nurse, died Friday at home.
Mrs. Williams, a native of Dowling Park, moved to this area in 1998
from Ocala. She graduated in 1946 from Mound Park Hospital School of Nursing.
She worked for the Pinellas County Public Health Department for 19 years,
where she began the first glaucoma screening program. She was an active
member of the First United Methodist Church, Ormond Beach, and a former
member of the Childs Park United Methodist Church, where she was president
of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She also was a member of the
American Nurses Association.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert; three daughters,
Barbara Riddle, Jacksonville, Beverly Yerby, Seminole, and Betty Smith,
Ormond Beach; two brothers, Leslie Dicks, Stigler, Okla., and Reid Dicks
Jr., Smyrna, Tenn.; and three sisters, Eloise Hammel and Mattie Long, both
of St. Petersburg, and Jonnie Corsignia, Ocala; and six grandchildren.
Haigh-Black, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
Friday, May 19, 2000
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Arthur M. Allyn, 97, of North Riverside Drive, a
retired college administrator, died Wednesday at Hospice Care Center, Port
Mr. Allyn, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in Cleveland, and
came here in 1969 from Camp Hill, Pa. Memberships included: United Church
of Christ, where he served as vice moderator, chairman of finance and performed
in the choir; the Elks Lodge, New Smyrna Beach; Foundation for Independent
Colleges of Pennsylvania, where he served as a past president, and the
Smyrna Yacht Club, where he served as a past commodore. He earned a doctoral
degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
Survivors include his wife, Muriel, New Smyrna Beach; a son, Gary Smith,
Great Falls, Va.; two daughters, Margaret Keen, Avalon, N.J., and Judith
Schmitt, Jackson Hole, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Baldwin Brothers Memorial Care Services, New Smyrna Beach is in charge.
DAYTONA BEACH - Julius Ceasar "Preacher Man" Bens, 57, of Keech Street,
a plasterer's assistant in the construction industry, died Wednesday at
Daytona Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Bens was born in Shorterville, Ala., and moved here in 1984 from
his birthplace. He enjoyed repairing automobiles.
Survivors include a son, Julius III, Haines City; four brothers, Charlie
Bens, U.J. and Eddie Anderson, all of Daytona Beach, and Willie Bens, Lauderhill;
and two sisters, Cora Bens and Edna Anderson, both of Shorterville. Gainous
is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - George P. Fernicola, 91, of Cedar Dunes Drive, who
retired in 1984 after 25 years of service as a salesman and buyer for John
Frank's Men's Store in Westfield, N.J., died Wednesday at Bert Fish Medical
Mr. Fernicola was born in Newark, N.J., and moved to this area in 1988
from Clark, N.J. He was a member of the Republican Club. He enjoyed playing
Survivors include his wife, Lois; and a daughter, Georgine Wall, Alexandria,
Va. Settle-Wilder, NewSmyrna Beach, is in charge.
SOUTH DAYTONA - Paul Gramenz, 47, of Big Tree Rd., a cable installment
company employee for 15 years, died Monday at home.
Mr. Gramenz was born in Indiana, and moved here in 1991 from Texas.
He enjoyed sailing and motorcycles.
Survivors include a son, Chad Tomford, Orlando; his father Wesley,
Indiana, his mother Marilyn Osborn, Elkart, Ind.; and three sisters, Carol
Burk, Florida, Janet Johnson, Indiana, and Nancy Savage, Ohio. Bubb Funeral
Chapel, Mishawaka, Indiana is in charge.
PORT ORANGE - Grace Haldi, 75, of Devon Street, a native of Pittsburgh,
died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach.
Mrs. Haldi came here in 1986 from Youngstown, Ohio. She enjoyed square
dancing and round dancing at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Ormond Beach.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; four sons, Charles Jr., Toledo,
Ohio, Daniel, Port Orange, Thomas, Charlestown, S.C., and Stephen, Youngstown;
two daughters, Judith Carano, Montague, N.J., and Theresa Dambik, Warren,
Ohio; a brother, Thomas, and three sisters, Mary, Margie and Rose, all
of Pittsburgh; and 13 grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to
the American Heart Association, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond
Beach 32174. Cardwell & Maloney, Port Orange, is in charge.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Hazen M. Kelley, 75, of North Atlantic Avenue, a
retired insurance agent for Petroleum Underwriters, Casselberry, died Wednesday
Mr. Kelley, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, was born in Syracuse,
N.Y., and moved here in 1983 from Sanford.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a son, Hazen, Lakeland; a daughter,
Susan Campbell, Sandstone, W.Va.; a sister, Joanne Cramer, Skaneateles,
New York; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial donations
may be made to Hospice of Volusia /Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port
Orange 32119. Dudley, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
PALM COAST - Helen Corwin King, 89, of Lake Forest Place, a resident
of the area for four years, died Wednesday at Hospice Care Center, Port
Mrs. King, a homemaker, was born in Reform, Ala., and moved here from
Towson, Ala. She was a member of the Christian Science Church and was a
former president of the Community Garden Club, both in Maryland.
Survivors include two sons, Michael and William Kidd, both of Palm
Coast; a brother, Henry Corwin, Brentwood, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and
a great-grandchild. Coastal Cremation, Palm Coast, is in charge.
PORT ORANGE - John A. Lee, 76, of Laredo Drive, who retired in 1984
as a supervisor for American Electric and Power in Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
died Monday at Atlantic Medical Center-Daytona Beach.
Mr. Lee, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, moved to this area
in 1987 from Lawrenceburg. He was a member of Atlantic Coast Baptist Church.
He enjoyed playing pool.
Survivors include a son, John, Independence, Ky.; a daughter, Diane
Bird, Huntington, W.Va.; a sister, B. Nancy Slike, Cincinnati; three grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Atlantic
Coast Baptist Church Youth Building Fund, 1212 Conrad Drive, New Smyrna
Beach 32168. Volusia County Cremation Society, Daytona Beach, is in charge.
HOLLY HILL - Leona Liles, 87, of Granada Avenue, a native of Axson,
Ga., died Thursday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach.
Mrs. Liles, a homemaker, moved to this area in 1947 from Flagler County.
She enjoyed cooking and crocheting.
Survivors include two sons, Jack and William, both of Holly Hill; three
daughters, Joanne Moon and Carol Buchanan, both of Korona, and Bonnie Savino,
Holly Hill; three sisters, Dicy Summer and Alice Douglas, both of Georgia,
and Lois Cothren, Jacksonville; 27 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.
ORMOND BEACH - Alice Mary Lovell, 87, of Rocky Creek Trail, who retired
in 1984 after 24 years of service with the Flagler Beach Post Office, died
Thursday at Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach.
Mrs. Lovell was born in Nashua, Iowa, and moved here in 1994 from Flagler
Beach. She was a charter member of Flagler United Methodist Church, American
Postal Worker's Union and was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She enjoyed quilting and crafts.
Survivors include a daughter, Kandyce Johnson, Ormond Beach; and two
grandsons. Memorial donations may be made to Flagler Beach United Methodist
Church, 1520 South Daytona Ave., Flagler Beach 32136. Volusia Memorial,
Ormond Beach, is in charge.
HARBOR HILLS, Ohio - Claron F. Mann, 86, a seasonal resident of Ormond
Beach, died Thursday at Licking Harbor Hospital, Newark, Ohio.
Mr. Mann, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, was born in Columbus,
Ohio. He was the owner of Claron Mann Beauty Supply, Whitehall, Ohio, for
more than 50 years. He was a former member of the Buckeye Yacht Club and
the Bexley Lion's Club.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Leah. Memorial donations may
be made to the American Heart Association of Volusia/Flagler, 555 W. Granada
Boulevard, Ormond Beach 32174. Schoedinger East Chapel, Columbus, is in
TITUSVILLE - Patricia K. Owens, 38, of Hillcrest Avenue, a frequent
visitor of the Oak Hill area, died Thursday at Titusville Rehabilitation
and Nursing Home, of respiratory failure.
Mrs. Owens, a former supervisor at Wal-Mart, moved to Titusville four
years ago from her native Fordyce, Ark. She was a member of Bible Way Church
of God in Christ, Oak Hill.
Survivors include her husband, Derick; two sons, Adrian and Corrie
White, both of Titusville; three daughters, Allison White, Titusville,
and Crystal Owens and Dieasha Owens, both of Eldorado, Ark.; a brother,
Enoch Smith, Fordyce; and two sisters, Martha Smith and Dorothy Crosby,
both of New York. Gainous-Wynn, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
TAMPA - D'Bette M. Sizemore, 53, of Tampa, a former teacher and resident
of Daytona Beach, died Friday at home.
Mrs. Sizemore was born in Lafollette, Tenn., and moved to Daytona Beach
in 1957 from her birthplace. She relocated to Tampa in 1970. She was a
graduate of Seabreeze High School and Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Memberships included: Hyde Park United Methodist Church; Parent/Teacher
Association, where she served as president; Easter Seals Guild; Young Life;
Special Olympics; Girl Scouts; United Methodist Center; Super Bowl XXV
Task Force; Davis Island Garden Club; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at Tampa
General Hospital, and the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club.
Survivors include her husband, Bill; a son, Bill Jr., Ocala; two daughters,
Tori Lehman, Lakeland, and Sloan Sizemore, Tampa; her mother, Lewis Morris,
Ormond Beach; and two grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to
the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa 22612-9809.
Blount and Curry Funeral Home, Tampa, is in charge.