Miscellaneous Volusia County, Florida Obituaries

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Anna M. Anderson
DELAND - Anna M. Anderson, 76, of Palm Terrace, died Nov. 15, 1998, at a local care center.
A homemaker, Mrs. Anderson was born in Philadelphia and moved to DeLand from Miami in 1995.
She was a member of the Eastern Star in Miami.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by a son, Eady Jr. of Hialeah; three daughters, Marion Hamilton and Agnes Crosson, both of DeLand, and Edith Hendricks of Miami; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-9430. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Geneva C. Bradley
SEVILLE - Geneva C. Bradley, 72, of Bennett Road, died Nov. 13, 1998, at her home.
A homemaker, Mrs. Bradley was a lifelong resident of her hometown of Seville.
She is survived by a son, James "Bugs" of Pierson; a daughter, Jeanette "Penny" Longmire of Enterprise; two brothers, Leroy Cohen of Seville, and Harold Cohen of Welaka; three sisters, Mildred Goodwin and Alice Cohen, both of Enterprise, and Zylphia Peacock of Seville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

David Ralph Breakiron
DELTONA - David Ralph Breakiron, 73, of Cloverdale Street, died Nov. 13, 1998, at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.
Mr. Breakiron retired as a printer for the U.S. Government Printing Office and the West Virginia University Medical Center. While he continued to live in his hometown of Morgantown, W.Va., part of the year, he had been a winter resident of West Volusia since 1989.
He was a member of Woodland Methodist Church in Morgantown and attended First United Methodist Church of Deltona.
Mr. Breakiron served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He sang in the Great Lakes Navy Choir.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; a daughter, Rebecca J. Kern of DeBary; two sisters, Josephine Sturm and Betty J. Breakiron, both of Fairmont, W.Va.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Pamela A. Carey
DELAND - Pamela A. Carey, 61, of Garden Street, died Nov. 13, 1998, at her home.
A homemaker, Mrs. Carey was born in Newton, N.J., and moved to this area in 1983 from New Jersey.
She is survived by her mother, Natalie Mooney of Jupiter; two sons, Jeff of DeLand, and James of California; a daughter, Suellen Bitner of Harbor Oaks; two brothers, Douglas Mooney of DeLand, and David Mooney of Jupiter; and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Lankford, DeLand, was in charge.

Stephanie Ann D. Carreon
DELAND - Stephanie Ann D. Carreon, 19, of Cliff Street, died Nov. 9, 1998, at Florida Hospital-South in Orlando.
Miss Carreon was a student at the University of Central Florida. Born in Middlesex, New Brunswick, N.J., she moved to this area 12 years ago from Bridgewater, N.J.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in DeLand, the International Baccalaureate Club at DeLand High School and the International Baccalaureate. She loved to play piano.
Miss Carreon is survived by her parents, Angel and Lina Carreon of DeLand; a sister, Marie Antoinette of DeLand; and her paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Pat Carreon of the Philippines.
Lankford, DeLand, was in charge.

Constance deFerrari
DEBARY - Constance deFerrari, 88, of Lantana Drive, died Nov. 6, 1998, at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.
A homemaker, Mrs. deFerrari was born in Baldwin, Long Island, N.Y., and moved to this area from New Jersey in 1976.
She was a member of Community United Methodist Church in DeBary.
Mrs. deFerrari is survived by her husband, Paul, a son, Paul V. deFerrari of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Lankford, Orange City, was in charge.

Louise Elizabeth Harde
DELAND - Louise Elizabeth Harde, 92, of Chipola Avenue, died Nov. 11, 1998, at her home.
Mrs. Harde retired as an executive secretary for Simplicity Pattern Co. in her hometown of New York City. She moved to this area in 1973 from Teaneck, N.J.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of DeBary.
Mrs. Harde is survived by a nephew who provided for her care, John Muller of Vermont.
Lankford, DeLand, was in charge.

Marie Hawkins
HICKORY, N.C. - Marie Hawkins, 86, a former DeLand resident, died Nov. 8, 1998, at Catawba Memorial Hospital in Conover, N.C.
Born in Cleveland, Tenn., Mrs. Hawkins moved to the DeLand area from Rockwood, Tenn., in 1957, and lived here until 1995, when she moved to Hickory.
She was a former member of Southside Baptist Church in DeLand and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Rockwood. She was an excellent seamstress and loved bowling.
Mrs. Hawkins is survived by two sons, Bob of Gainesville, Ga., and Harry of Hickory; a daughter, Mary Green of Oakwood, Ga.; three sisters, Louise Williams of Oakhurst, Calif., and Sue Brogdon and Janette Lamb, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Carpenter Curry was in charge.

Marie A. Kight
LAKE HELEN - Marie A. Kight, 60, of Macy Avenue, died Nov. 13, 1998, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mrs. Kight was a lifelong resident of this area.
She enjoyed talking to her friends and visiting Wal-Mart.
Mrs. Kight is survived by her husband, John; her parents, Robert and Lillian Ramsey of Pierson; a son, Benjamin Smith of DeLand; a daughter, Christina Cole of Palatka; a brother, Robert Ramsey Jr. of Lake County; a sister, Pearl Wilson of DeLeon Springs; and three grandchildren.
Lankford, DeLand, was in charge.

Donna L. Lambert
ORANGE CITY - Donna L. Lambert, 70, of Aspen Avenue, died Nov. 16, 1998, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mrs. Lambert was an accountant for Rural Electric Co. Born in Ironton, Ohio, she moved to this area in 1990 from Louisville, Ky.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Frank; two sons, Gregory of Louisville, and Mark of Orange City; a daughter, Pamela Pircio of Orange City; two sisters, Leah Jane Johnson and Joyce Wilson, both of Orange City; and six grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Gift of Remembrance Headquarters, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road, No. 415, Maitland, FL 32751-7105. Allen-Summerhill, Orange City, was in charge.

Elizabeth K. 'Betty' Lauderman
DELAND - Elizabeth K. "Betty" Lauderman, 82, of Mulberry Lane, died Nov. 11, 1998, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Lauderman retired in 1975 as an elementary school teacher at Madison Park Elementary School in Trotwood, Ohio. Born in Lexington, Ohio, she moved to this area from Dayton, Ohio, in 1977.
She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Orange City, where she was a member of the Sew & So's Women's Group. She was past state president of the Church Women's Group. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women, the PEO Sorority and the "People Talk About It Club," a book discussion group at the DeLand Area Public Library. She was a volunteer for Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Lauderman received her R.N. in 1937 from Miami Valley Hospital and her bachelor of science in education in 1968 from Wright State University.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond "Ray"; a son and daughter-in-law, David N. Lauderman and Susie Reaver of Powell, Wyo.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Gay and James Amos of Centerville, Ohio, Jane and Robert Bush of Vandalia, Ohio, Carol and Thomas Hardwick of Union, Ohio, and Eileen and George Hupp of Montgomery, Ohio; a brother, Richard Chatterton of Hartford, Conn.; a sister, Ruth Frank of Lincoln, N.H.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church Missions, 201 W. University Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Carol J. Lawrence
DELTONA - Carol J. Lawrence, 68, of West Chapel Drive, died Nov. 7, 1998, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
A homemaker, Mrs. Lawrence was born in Orlando and moved to this area from Alexander, N.Y., in 1995.
She was Methodist and enjoyed caring for her family.
Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her husband of 47 years, Daniel F.; three sons, Steven J. of Deltona, Daniel J. of Sanford, and Jeffrey T. of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Barbara A. Pinkerton of Apopka; two sisters, Shirley Hurst of Liverpool, N.Y., and Joan Tracy of North Syracuse, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Baldauff was in charge.

Abbey Virginia Masingill
DELAND - Abbey Virginia Masingill, 13, died Nov. 10, 1998, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia following a long illness.
Ms. Masingill was alifelong resident of DeLand.
She is survived by her father, Mark of DeBary; her mother, Ginger Masingill of DeLand; two sisters, Kinzie Masingill of Athens, Ga., and Meredith Masingill of DeLand; her paternal grandmother, Martha Masingill of DeLand; and her maternal grandparents, Mary and Thomas Price Sr. of Savannah, Ga.
Memorial donations may be made to the Duvall Home for Retarded Children, 3395 Grand Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Blanche Muller
PIERSON - Blanche Muller, 78, of West Washington Avenue, died Nov. 16, 1998, at her home.
Mrs. Muller was the owner and operator of Muller & Sons Fernery in Pierson for 25 years. She moved to this area 60 years ago from her hometown of Glen Ridge, N.J.
She is survived by three sons, George A. Jr. of DeLand, John C. of Pierson, and William F. of Georgetown; a daughter, Ann E. Foskey of Pierson; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Lankford, DeLand, was in charge.

James 'Buddy' St. Johns
DELAND - James "Buddy" St. Johns, 55, of Lake Gertie Road, died Nov. 15, 1998, at his home.
Mr. St. Johns was the owner and operator of St. Johns Concrete Inc. in DeLand for more than 30 years. He was a lifelong resident of his hometown of DeLand.
He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Chapter 1126 of DeLand. He enjoyed playing golf.
Mr. St. Johns served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; a son, Richard Allen Goodson of Lake Helen; a stepson, Chris Hall of DeLand; two stepdaughters, Melanie and Misty Hall, both of DeLand; and two grandchildren.
Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Vincent S. 'James' Sirico
DEBARY - Vincent S. "James" Sirico, 80, of Wentwood Drive, died Nov. 15, 1998, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Sirico retired as owner of an automobile dealership in Valley Stream, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to this area from Marietta, Ga., in 1997.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary.
Mr. Sirico served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Yolanda; two sons, Frank and Peter, both of DeBary; two brothers, Ralph of Naples, and Al of Deltona; a sister, Mildred Ferrentino of Deltona; and four grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Howard E. Smith
OCALA - Howard E. Smith, 92, a former Orange City resident, died Nov. 14, 1998, at a care center in Ocala.
Mr. Smith retired as a draftsman for Chevron Oil Co. Born in South Plainfield, N.J., he moved to Orange City from New Jersey in 1974, then to Ocala in 1994.
He was a member of the Middlesex County Civic Band and the Liberty Band in Plainfield, N.J., and a longtime member of the DeLand Slides barbershop chorus.
Mr. Smith is survived by a son, Douglas R. of Newton, Tenn., a daughter, Edna deLeon of Belleview, a brother, Ellis of New York, nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 218-A E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724-5554. Lankford, Orange City, was in charge.

William 'Bill' Smith
DELAND - William "Bill" Smith, 81, died Nov. 10, 1998, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Smith worked in the grove and pasture services industry. He was a lifelong resident of his hometown of DeLand.
He was a member of Stetson Baptist Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Moose Lodge, all in DeLand. He loved fishing and hunting.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dicey; a son, Warren "Butch" of DeLand; a brother, Tom of Mount Dora; a sister, Teresa Casazza of DeLand; and two grandchildren.
Lankford, DeLand, was in charge.

Christopher 'Chris' Anthony Titherington
DELAND - Christopher "Chris" Anthony Titherington, 57, of West Minnesota Avenue, died Nov. 12, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Titherington was a truck driver for Trism Specialized Carriers of Orlando. Born in Liverpool, England, he moved to this area from England in 1985.
He was Catholic.
Mr. Titherington is survived by his wife, Diane M.; a son, Anthony Christopher of DeLand; two brothers, Anthony of Booile, England, and Terry of Liverpool; and a sister, Joan Foster of Pahrump, Nev.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 218-A E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724-5554. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Leron 'Lee' O. Weaver
DAYTONA BEACH - Leron "Lee" O. Weaver, 92, of Mason Avenue, died Nov. 16, 1998, at Halifax Medical Center.
Mr. Weaver was born in Buckhannon, W.Va., and moved to this area in 1980 from Texas.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Weaver is survived by a sister, Freda M. Jarrett of Chicago.
Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Jeanne Blanche Weigel
DELTONA - Jeanne Blanche Weigel, 74, of West Chapel Drive, died Nov. 13, 1998, at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.
Mrs. Weigel retired as a secretary for Nassua County Public Schools, where she worked for the New Hyde Park Memorial High School guidance department. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she moved to this area from Long Island, N.Y., in 1981.
She was a member and past secretary of the Women's Auxiliary of Deltona Elks Lodge 2793, secretary for the local scleroderma chapter, a former member of the Deltona Woman's Club and a volunteer for Volusia County Public Schools. A lover of nature, she was an avid stamp collector.
Mrs. Weigel is survived by her husband of 53 years, Helmut; two sons, Paul of Edmond, Okla., and Philip of Henrico, N.C.; a daughter, Janet Marie Ferraro of Commack, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newbury St., Suite 201, Danvers, MA 01923. Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Charles J. Werner
DELTONA - Charles J. Werner, 76, of Saxon Boulevard, died Nov. 11, 1998, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Werner retired as a factory worker. Born in Jeannette, Pa., he moved to this area from Export, Pa., in 1978.
He was a member of Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
Mr. Werner served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Theda; two sons, Charles D. of Harriman, N.Y., and Perry of Deltona; two sisters, Joan Reed of Saltsburg, Pa., and Janice Werner of Latrobe, Pa.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial donations may be made to Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1717 Catalina Blvd., Deltona, FL 32738. Newlife Cremation and Funeral Chapel in Ormond Beach was in charge.

Edna Marie Whitworth
DEBARY - Edna Marie Whitworth, 87, of Catalina Drive, died Nov. 11, 1998, at her home.
Mrs. Whitworth retired in 1972 as a schoolteacher for Pittsburgh city schools after more than 30 years. She moved to this area in 1973 from her hometown of Pittsburgh.
She was a member of the Local Hobby Group, the Frick Alumna Group, Pittsburgh Retired Teachers and First Presbyterian Church of DeBary, where she was a co-founder of the Ruhl and Edna Whitworth Library. She was an honorary life member and past president of the Presbyterian Women's Rebekah Circle. She received a master's degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Whitworth is survived by her husband of 52 years, A. Ruhl, a daughter, Janis R. Whitworth of Bethel, Maine, and two grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Marjorie M. Wilson
DELAND - Marjorie M. Wilson, 77, of Quail Hollow Drive, died Nov. 12, 1998, at University Convalescent Center-West in DeLand.
A homemaker, Mrs. Wilson was born in Bethesda, Md., and moved to this area from Perrine in 1960.
She was Episcopalian.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harry E.; three sons, Douglas E. of Lakeland, Steven B. of Lake Helen, and N. Neeld of Orlando; a daughter, Janice M. Hoehn of DeLand; three brothers, Robert Denell of Mount Airy, Md., Thomas Denell of Cabin John, Md., and Bernard Denell of Frederick, Md.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 218-A E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724-5554. Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, was in charge.

Jessie M. Yarbrough
DELAND - Jessie M. Yarbrough, 84, of East New York Avenue, died Nov. 14, 1998, at a DeLand nursing home.
A homemaker, Mrs. Yarbrough was born in Griffin, Ga., and moved to this area in 1963 from San Jose, Calif.
She was a member of the Retired Officers Wives and loved bridge.
Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by a son, William C. of Longwood, a daughter, Norma Y. Novak of San Jose, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Carpenter Curry was in charge.

Jose Antonio Arroyo
DELTONA - Jose Antonio Arroyo, 70, of Lawrence Avenue, died Jan. 19, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Arroyo was a machine operator for Recoton Electronics in Lake Mary for eight years. Born in Maricao, Puerto Rico, he moved to this area from Puerto Rico in 1991.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Deltona.
Mr. Arroyo is survived by his wife, Maria M.; three sons, Jose E. and Rodolfo, both of Queens, N.Y., and Tony of Philadelphia; a daughter, Lillian Arroyo of Deltona; two brothers, Wifredo of Massachusetts, and Luis of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; two sisters, Felicita Arroyo of Puerto Rico, and Miguelina Lebron of Deltona; and eight grandchildren.
Baldauff was in charge.

Willard 'Pop' Ashford
DELAND - Willard "Pop" Ashford, 61, of East Howry Avenue, died Jan. 18, 1999, at University Community Hospital in Tampa.
Born in DeLand, Mr. Ashford was a heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of Mount Zion AME Church in DeLand.
Mr. Ashford is survived by his wife, Mary; five daughters, Beverly Kitching, Willie Mae Ashford, and Shandris Ashford, all of DeLand, Zonnie Ashford of Daytona Beach, and Angela Lane of Deltona; four sons, Eddie Ashford, Fredrick Smith, Robert L. Wilson and Terry Wilson, all of DeLand; and nine grandchildren.
Arthur Mack was in charge.

Claude Benline
DELAND - Claude Benline, 75, of Blue Heron Village, died Jan. 21, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Benline was the co-founder of Benline Process Color Co. in DeLand and was the developer and inventor of the various inks and emulsions used there. He was responsible for many innovations in the printing industry. Born in Chicago, he moved to this area from Atlanta in 1963.
He enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Benline served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of six months, Marjorie; five daughters, Lori Green of Seattle, Bobbi Pupa of Chicago, and Beth Guedry, Tamara Benline and Sharon Lopes, all of DeLand; a stepson, Michael Paul of DeLand; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Paul of Charlotte, N.C., and Andrea Bradley of DeLand; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Lankford was in charge.

Dorothy D. Campbell
DELTONA - Dorothy D. Campbell, 73, of Gatewood Drive, died Jan. 21, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Campbell retired as vice president of SVH Plastics in Bridgeport, Pa. She also had been a vice president of Quickpack in Philadelphia. Born in Conshohocken, Pa., she moved to this area in 1986 from East Norriton, Pa.
She was Catholic and was a member of the Deltona Woman's Club, where she was active in the "Showstoppers." She was a past president of St. Paul's Catholic Church Bowling League in East Norriton. She enjoyed arts and crafts and bowling.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband of 50 years, Henry C.; two sons, Gregory of Valencia, Pa., and Gary of Gulf Breeze; two daughters, Valerie Campbell of Deltona, and Patricia Stajcar of Golden, Colo.; a sister, Teresa Del Bruno of Cape Coral; and four grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Robert Wagner Chandler
DELAND - Robert Wagner Chandler, 92, of Lake Molly Avenue, died Jan. 22, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Born in Bland County, Va., Mr. Chandler moved to this area 50 years ago from Bluefield, W.Va. After moving to DeLand, he was sales manager for a building supply company, and later owned and operated Florida Masonary Tools. After he retired, he worked as a security guard for First Federal Savings and Loan for 12 years.
He was a member of and former deacon of Northside Baptist Church in DeLand. He was a 50-year member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a former member and past president of Kiwanis Club of West Volusia and was currently a member of Kiwanis Club of DeLand. He was a lifetime member of Kiwanis International and a past distinguished lieutenant governor of the Florida District of Kiwanis International. He attended several International Kiwanis conventions.
Mr. Chandler attended Bluefield Business College and a professional photography school in Winona Lake, Ind. He took many photographs in coal mines. Among his honors were two award-winning portraits exhibited in professional competitions. He was listed in "Who's Who in American Photography."
During World War II, he served as chairman of the Ration Board in Bluefield.
Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife, Glenna Stelle, two daughters, Frances Long of Arlington, Va., and Norma Gibbons of Roanoke, Va., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Emilia 'Millie' Cielosczyk
DELTONA - Emilia "Millie" Cielosczyk, 71, of Section Line Trail, died Jan. 23, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Cielosczyk retired as an employee of Pechters in Harrison, N.J., where she worked in the billing division. Born in Newark, N.J., she moved to this area in 1998 from Harrison.
She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Harrison and was an avid reader and movie buff.
Mrs. Cielosczyk is survived by two sons, Edward A. of Indian Mills, N.J., and Bernard of Harrison, and three grandchildren, including Lisa A. Cielosczyk of Deltona, who provided for her care.
Baldauff was in charge.

Frank Emerson Clookie
DELTONA - Frank Emerson Clookie, 80, of Bluestone Drive, died Jan. 19, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Clookie was an electrical engineer for a manufacturer. Born in Oak Harbor, Ohio, he moved to this area in 1984 from Fremont, Ohio.
He was an Episcopalian and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Green Springs, Ohio, and the Eastern Star Masons in Fremont, and was a 32nd Degree Shriner-Scottish Rite in Fremont. He attended college for two years.
Mr. Clookie served as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Avril Joy; two daughters, Cheryl Lee Foster and Kimberly Joy Meyer, both of Deltona; two sisters, Helen Baumer of Hollywood, Fla., and Barbara Buhro of Fremont; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Joe Rex Collier
DELAND - Joe Rex Collier, 70, of Anchor Avenue, died Jan. 19, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Collier retired as district supervisor for the driver license office after 40 years. He was a lifelong resident of his hometown of DeLand.
He was a member of Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand, where he was a deacon. He has been described as "a godly man, who loved his savior, church, family and friends."
Mr. Collier is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, William Keith and Timothy, both of DeLand; a daughter, Robin Collier of DeLand; and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Stetson Baptist Church, 1025 W. Minnesota Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Lankford was in charge.

Wendy R. Cook
DELAND - Wendy R. Cook, 38, of Muscovy Circle, died Jan. 16, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Cook worked for Carper's Homestyle Bakery in DeLand. Born in Jeannette, Pa., she moved to this area three years ago from Orlando.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Michael; her parents, John and Bea Carper of DeLand; a daughter, Rachel Michele Cook of DeLand; and three sisters, Lynn Emory of Melbourne, Nannette Tatarek of Groveland, and Cheri Carper of Washington, D.C.
Lankford was in charge.

Margie Ann Cox
WAUCHULA - Margie Ann Cox, 49, died Jan. 16, 1999, in Wauchula as the result of a hit-and-run accident.
Ms. Cox was born in Center Hill.
She is survived by her father, Walter Cox of Pierson; two brothers, Tommy Cox of Seville, and Billy Cox of Gainesville; four sisters, Donna Busbin, Charlene Scott and Amanda Cox, all of Pierson, and Janie North of Pompano Beach.
Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Max M. Dellinger
DELAND - Max M. Dellinger, 67, of Turtle Dove Trail, died Jan. 24, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Dellinger retired from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. after 27 years. Born in Conicville, Va., he moved to this area in 1994 from Virginia.
He was a charter member and life member of BPO Elks Lodge 2382 in Front Royal, Va., and United Commercial Travelers Council 634 since 1960.
Mr. Dellinger was a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne, stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lois F.; a son, Michael R. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Diane F. Jenkins of DeLand; two sisters, Jena Shifflett of Mount Jackson, Va., and Dorothy Weaver of Springdale, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Mattie Lee Dyer
DELAND - Mattie Lee Dyer, 83, of North Amelia Avenue, died Jan. 21, 1999, at a local care center.
Mrs. Dyer retired as a medical secretary. Born in DeLand, she was a lifelong resident. Her great-grandparents were the Sauls, the original settlers of Saulsville, which is now known as Enterprise.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in DeLand. She was a life member of Lady Elks, Lodge 1463, in DeLand.
Mrs. Dyer is survived by two sons, Leslie J. of Maitland, and Michael L. of Deltona; two brothers, James B. Tillis of DeLand, and Harold P. "Palmer" Tillis of St. Augustine; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119, or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Guy B. Ellis
DELAND - Dr. Guy B. Ellis, 89, of West Rich Avenue, died Jan. 20, 1999, at his home.
Dr. Ellis retired as a dentist after practicing 55 years, 39 of them in this area. Born in Port William, Ohio, he moved to this area in 1950 from Arcadia.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of DeLand, the DeLand Lions Club, the Florida Dental Association and the National Dental Association. He graduated third in his class at Ohio State University.
Dr. Ellis was a U.S. Army veteran and a captain in the Army Air Corps, serving many places worldwide, the last of which was England.
He is survived by three sons, John D. of Tampa, Arthur "Dale" of San Jose, Calif., and David of Charlotte, N.C., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 218-A E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724-5554, or to the American Heart Association, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-9430. Lankford was in charge.

Jeanne B. Esenwein
ORANGE CITY - Jeanne B. Esenwein, 97, of Holly Court, died Jan. 20, 1999, at DeBary Manor.
Mrs. Esenwein retired as a bookkeeper. Born in Philadelphia, she moved to this area from Miami.
There are no local survivors.
Tri-County Cremation in Longwood was in charge.

Lawrence 'Larry' Fontana
DELTONA - Lawrence "Larry" Fontana, 78, of Brewster Drive, died Jan. 21, 1999, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Fontana was a truck driver. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to this area in 1992 from Toms River, N.J.
He was Catholic and was a member of Elks Lodge 1962 in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. A former middle-weight boxer, he was one of the "Fighting Fontanas" and fought more than 100 bouts with more than 90 knockouts. He was a former sparring partner of Rocky Graziano.
Mr. Fontana is survived by two sons, Lawrence Jr. of La Joya, N.M., and Michael of Deltona.
Newlife Cremation and Funeral Chapel of Ormond Beach was in charge.

Raymond R. 'Corky' Fulton
DELAND - Raymond R. "Corky" Fulton, 82, of South Stone Street, died Jan. 23, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Fulton was the owner and operator of Fulton's Barber Shop, which he had operated since moving to DeLand in 1967. Born in Vergennes, Ill., he moved to this area from Pinckneyville, Ill.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of DeLand. He enjoyed playing golf and was an artist.
Mr. Fulton was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart.
He is survived by a son, Daniel R. of DeLand, a sister, Alma Barker of Winter Park, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Rita T. Giguere
DEBARY - Rita T. Giguere, 58, of Fraser Road, died Jan. 18, 1999, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mrs. Giguere did clerical work for a toy company. Born in Central Falls, R.I., she moved to this area from Lincoln, R.I., in 1998.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary and enjoyed playing the organ.
Mrs. Giguere is survived by her husband of 10 years, J. Roland; five sons, Paul Michael Morris and Paul and Joel Giguere, all of Manville, R.I., Steven Morris of Providence, R.I., and Marc Giguere of Cumberland, R.I.; three daughters, Donna Leahy of Algonquin, Ill., Lynne Mota of Glen Allen, Va., and Renee Gobeille of Manville; two brothers, Roland Peloquin and John V. Peloquin, both of DeBary; a sister, Madeleine McClarnon of DeBary; and 12 grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Leola Hollingsworth
DELAND - Leola Hollingsworth, 62, of North Amelia Avenue, died Jan. 15, 1999, at her home.
Ms. Hollingsworth retired as a nurse. She was born in Osceola, Ark.
She served in the U.S. Air Force.
Ms. Hollingsworth is survived by her mother, Estella Adams of DeLand, and a sister, Ola Mae Solomon, also of DeLand.
Arthur Mack was in charge.

Edith M. Ishmael
DELAND - Edith M. Ishmael, 77, of South Montgomery Street, died Jan. 24, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
A homemaker, Mrs. Ishmael was born in Franklin, Ohio, and moved to this area from Osteen in 1977.
She was a member of Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand.
Mrs. Ishmael is survived by her husband, Lenox; three daughters, Linda Myers of San Antonio, Rebecca Mannary of Ormond Beach, and Delores Eagle of Orlando; a brother, Vergil Callihan of DeLand; and six grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Charles J. Kaiser
DELEON SPRINGS - Charles J. Kaiser, 80, of Valley Drive, died Jan. 23, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Kaiser was an aviation mechanic. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he moved to this area in 1984 from Trenton, N.J.
He was a member of DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the parsonage building committee and a treasurer of the United Methodist Men.
Mr. Kaiser was in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the 67th Armored Regiment Medical Detachment. He received the bronze and silver stars.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Marietta; a son, Richard Woolsey of Baton Rouge, La.; three daughters, Barbara Pope of Chadds Ford, Pa., Iris Woolsey of Waipahu, Hawaii, and Margaret Koontz of Deltona; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5016 Central Ave., DeLeon Springs, FL 32130. Lankford was in charge.

Virginia Layman
DELAND - Virginia Layman, 83, of Lakeside Drive, died Jan. 24, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Layman retired as a factory worker for the Owens Illinois Glass Co. in Fairport, W.Va. Born in Cherryville, Okla., she moved to this area in 1979 from Rivesville, W.Va.
She is survived by a son, Jon Peterman of DeLand; five stepsons, Donnie of Jacksonville, Norman and Dave, both of Fairmont, W.Va., Brent of DeLand, and Shawn; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Kisner of Fairmont; several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Joe Lesem
DELAND - Joe Lesem, 87, of Crescent Parkway, died Jan. 19, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Lesem was the owner of Lesem Tire Co. for 28 years. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he moved to this area 15 years ago from St. Louis.
A graduate of Southeast State University in Cape Girardeau, he was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Rotary Club, both in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served as chairman of the County Fair Board in Missouri.
Mr. Lesem is survived by his wife, Eva; three sons, Joe II of Jacksonville, Kenneth of Burlington, Vt., and William of Morriston; a daughter, Eve Mertens of Southborough, Mass.; two sisters, Edith Orr of Milwaukie, Ore., and Anna Jane McFarland of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Barbara J. 'Babs' Linkous
DELAND - Barbara J. "Babs" Linkous, 87, of May Street, died Jan. 18, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mrs. Linkous retired in 1969 as a cabinetmaker for Keller Cabinets in DeLand. Born in Gary, W.Va., she moved to this area in 1940 from Gulfport, Miss.
She was a past president of the Lady Elks of DeLand. She enjoyed crafts, traveling and gardening.
A widow, Mrs. Linkous is survived by a daughter, Wanda B. Wescott of DeLand, a sister, Ann Patterson of DeLand, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Carpenter Curry was in charge.

Robbye C. Martin
DAYTONA BEACH - Robbye C. Martin, 76, of Idlewild Avenue, died Jan. 16, 1999, at a local adult congregate living facility.
Mrs. Martin retired as director of Sugar 'N' Spice Day Care Center in DeLand. Born in DeLand, she returned to this area more than 30 years ago from New York.
She was a member of New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Martin is survived by a loving granddaughter who provided for her care, Robby M. Gould of Daytona Beach, and a host of sorrowing friends.
Arthur Mack was in charge.

James Earl McClain
DELAND - James Earl McClain, 57, of North Hill Avenue, died Jan. 18, 1999, at his home.
Mr. McClain retired as a route salesman for Merita Bread after 20 years. He moved to this area 34 years ago from his hometown of Leesburg.
He attended Calvary Baptist Church and the Victor E. Club, both in DeLand.
Mr. McClain served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1961-63. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ruth; a son, Mark E. of Orange City; a daughter, Darlene McDonald of Orlando; two brothers, Kenneth R. of Lady Lake and Harry C. of Pinellas Park; a sister, Janice Stephens of St. Petersburg; and six grandchildren, KayLeigh, Lawson, Justin, Matthew, Samuel and Sterlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Victor E. Club, 1320 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. Lankford was in charge.

Elizabeth McDougal
DELAND - Elizabeth McDougal, 63, of South Clara Avenue, died Jan. 11, 1999.
Mrs. McDougal was born in Jennings and moved to DeLand at an early age. She moved to Hampton, Va., and later returned to DeLand.
She attended Euclid High School in DeLand, Class of 1950.
Mrs. McDougal is survived by a daughter, Mable Howell; a grandson and his wife, Shaderick and Latreicia Howell; a great-grandson, Kejuan Howell; a step-granddaughter, Lisa Miles; three step-great-grandchildren, Joseph and Joelrelle Lewis and Brittney Nealy; an uncle, James Tomlin of Miami; an aunt, Mother Rosa B. Hunter of Douglas, Ga.; nephews, nieces, cousins and many sorrowing friends.
Arthur Mack was in charge.

Barbara Jean McNair
DELAND - Barbara Jean McNair, 60, of Old New York Avenue, died Jan. 21, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. McNair was a cake decorator for a Winn-Dixie bakery. Born in Ringgold, Ga., she moved to this area from Georgia in 1939.
She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She was an active volunteer for Volusia County Schools 1986-96, and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1992. She received an award for heading up the substitute-teacher program and served on the board of DeLand Little League. She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Mrs. McNair is survived by her husband of 45 years, James Franklin McNair; three daughters, Barbara Gail Kurth, Wanda Johns and Theresa Palmer, all of DeLand; two brothers, Clifford Lee Ballard of Daytona Beach and Lloyd Ballard of DeLand; three sisters, Thelma Louise Peterson and Mary Allen, both of DeLand, and Elizabeth Kirby of Pensacola; and six grandchildren.
Carpenter Curry was in charge.

Robert G. Melnuk
DELAND - Robert G. Melnuk, 48, of Stewart Avenue, died Jan. 23, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Melnuk was an electrician for Tri-City Electric Co. Born in Bath, Maine, he moved to this area 20 years ago from Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; a son, Jason of New Smyrna Beach; a daughter, Rebecca Melnuk of Wiscasset, Maine; a stepson, Manuel Ratliff of DeLand; a stepdaughter, Ida Beach of Perry; his parents, Robert and Bertha of Wiscasset; a sister, Bonnie Woodman of Woolwich, Maine; and one grandchild.
Lankford was in charge.

Kathleen M. 'Kate' Moritz
ORANGE CITY - Kathleen M. "Kate" Moritz, 74, of Orange Tree Drive, died Jan. 19, 1999, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
A homemaker, Mrs. Moritz was born in London and moved to this area in 1984 from Old Saybrook, Conn.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8093, both in DeBary, a department president for the American Legion in Connecticut, and a past district deputy and director of Father Hussion Council Columbiettes in Old Saybrook.
Mrs. Moritz is survived by her husband of 53 years, Milton E.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward A. and Maureen of Huntington, N.Y., and Robert M. and Marie of Ocean City, Md.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, C/O St. Ann's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 218, DeBary, FL 32713. Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Alice L. Mulrenan
DEBARY - Alice L. Mulrenan, 90, of Azalea Drive, died Jan. 22, 1999, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mrs. Mulrenan was an accountant. Born in New York City, she moved to this area in 1963 from Flomingdale, N.Y.
She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Orange City, the DeBary Homemakers Club and the DeBary Civic Association.
Mrs. Mulrenan is survived by a nephew, Kenneth Sundbye of Dayton, N.J.; and three nieces, Janice D'Astoli and Diane Sorvino, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Linda Romaine of Long Island, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to Emmaus Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2500 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. Altman-Long was in charge.

Austin Van Buren Padgett
DELAND - Austin Van Buren Padgett, 81, of Chipola Avenue, died Jan. 22, 1999, at Woodland Terrace Nursing Home.
Mr. Padgett was a tool and die maker for the U.S. government. Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to this area in 1971 from Metuchen, N.J.
He was Methodist. He delivered Meals on Wheels and enjoyed bridge, tennis and travel.
Mr. Padgett served in the ocupation of Japan after World War II.
|He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Ruth Jo; a son, Donald of DeBary; a daughter, Jo Ellen Riddle of Eustis; a sister, Enid Mitchell of Staten Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare of Memorial Hospitals, 570 Memorial Circle, Suite 2B, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Charles Puleo
DELTONA - Charles Puleo, 88, of Whitewood Drive, died Jan. 25, 1999, at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial.
Mr. Puleo was a house painter. He moved to this area in 1984 from his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Deltona.
Mr. Puleo is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen A.; three sons, Charles Jr. of Henderson, Nev., Joseph J. of Boulder, Colo., and John J. of Stroudsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Elizabeth Galtiere of Deltona; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Mario Bruno Rios
DELTONA - Mario Bruno Rios, 93, of Vance Road, died Jan. 23, 1999, at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
Mr. Rios was a haberdasher and the owner of Rios Brothers in his hometown of Key West. He also was the former owner and operator of Square Deal Market in Key West. He moved to this area from Key West in 1995.
He was Catholic and enjoyed cooking, writing poetry and the opera.
Mr. Rios is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carmen; a son, Mario of Mableton, Ga.; a daughter, Sylvia R. Campo of Deltona; a brother, Paul of Eustis; and five grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Rosellen Grace Rowand
DELTONA - Rosellen Grace Rowand, 71, of Trafalger Street, died Jan. 21, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Rowand retired as a secretary for the Volusia County Manager's Office in DeLand in 1992. Born in Marion, Ohio, she moved to this area in 1967 from Westlake, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119. Deltona Memorial was in charge.

Willa Jean Shelton
DELAND - Willa Jean Shelton, 70, of Winterwood Run, died Jan. 23, 1999, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Shelton was the operator of Willa Jean's Hair Styling Salon in DeLand for 37 years. She moved to this area in 1959 from her hometown of Paris, Ky.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Ernie; two sons, Eric of Oviedo and Evan of DeLand; a brother, Joe Singleton of Clermont; a sister, Georgia Stump of Orange City; and two grandchildren.
Lankford was in charge.

Jean Jennie Snyder
SAN DIEGO - Jean Jennie Snyder, 74, died Jan. 23, 1999, at Mercy Hospital.
Mrs. Snyder retired as a waitress. Born in Penns Grove, N.J., she moved to San Diego 20 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas.
She was Catholic.
Mrs. Snyder is survived by a daughter, Bonita Halcomb of Apopka, a sister, Katherine Tedesco of Philadelphia, two grandchildren, including Salina Tully of Orange City, and one great-grandchild.
Allen-Summerhill was in charge.

Bernice Wears
DELAND - Bernice Wears, 77, of First Avenue, died Jan. 25, 1999, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
A homemaker, Mrs. Wears was born in West Jefferson, Ohio, and moved to this area from Ohio in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer F.; a daughter, Karen Wininger of DeLand; a brother, Jack Johnston of Ohio; three sisters, Louise Vonshirltz of Sanford, and Dorothy Gillespi and Nellie Trainer, both of Ohio; and one grandchild.
Lankford was in charge.

Violet Mary Wright
DELTONA - Violet Mary Wright, 73, of Woodbine Avenue, died Jan. 23, 1999, at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.
Mrs. Wright retired in 1985 as a staff secretary for First National Bank of Akron, Ohio, after 30 years in banking. She moved to this area in 1984 from her hometown of Akron.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Deltona and the Business and Professional Women in Orange City. She also was a member of the Woman's Club of Deltona, where she served as chairwoman and was active in the "Showstoppers." She was a former volunteer for Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial in Orange City. She enjoyed dancing.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dallas E.; two sons, Anthony P. and Michael Patrino, both of Akron; a brother, Guido Capatosto of Fort Myers; and two grandchildren.
Deltona Memorial was in charge.


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