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Roberts Funeral Homes

The Roberts family has always believed that families deserve unwavering respect and dignity during the entire funeral experience. And it is that family principle which has earned Roberts an unsurpassed reputation throughout Marion County. At Roberts Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as unique and personalized as you wish. And for those interested in the benefits of planning their arrangements in advance, Roberts Funeral Homes and Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Roberts Funeral Homes The first Roberts Funeral Home location had its beginning in 1898 when Mr. C.V. Roberts began operating a funeral home in conjunction with his furniture store in Ocala. As the population of Marion County grew and the call for funerals increased, the furniture store was phased out. In 1937, C.V. Roberts passed his funeral business to his son, Edgar S. Roberts. Edgar soon became a community pillar, giving generously to local charities and the arts. He took an active role in civic organizations, and maintained building the Roberts' image of "dignity and caring." The family tradition continued when the business passed to Terry S. Roberts, Edgar's son, in 1992. Following his father's example, Terry also became involved with community clubs and activities, especially youth events. He is an avid supporter of local agricultural and rodeo events, and twice chaired the Southeastern Youth Fair held annually in Ocala. In 1998, Roberts Funeral Home merged with three other funeral homes in Marion County. Bruce Ocala Funeral Home, founded by Roger Wayne Bruce, added two locations : one in east Ocala and the other in the rapidly growing area of west Marion County. Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens This perpetual care cemetery offers 40 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in southwest Ocala. Established during the 1960s, Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens offers ground burial, mausoleum entombment, lawn crypts and cremation niches plus monument and nonmonument sections. Good Shepherd currently has four mausoleums, two chapels and a meditation area. Private family plots and private family mausoleums are also available. The U.S. government offers very generous burial benefits to veterans, their spouses and their eligible children. Our staff takes pride in helping these families receive everything they deserve. The large Veterans Garden of Honor is one of our most popular sections.

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Jeannie M. Bennett

April 18, 1936 - June 17, 2014

Jeannie M. Bennett, 78, of Ft. McCoy, passed away June 17, 2014. She was born in Talladega, AL to Allison and Thelma (Dye) Thrasher. Ms. Bennett came to Florida in 1985 from Alabama. She was Baptist by faith and was a retired CNA who worked for Hospice of Marion County for a number of years. She is survived by her children, Patrick Bennett of Alabama, Deborah Napoli and Jeffrey Bennett both...
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James R. Hinds

December 10, 1936 - June 16, 2014

James R. Hinds, 77, of Ocala passed away June 16, 2014. He was born in Miami, Florida to Milton and Gretchen (Spero) Hinds. Mr. Hinds came to this area 14 years ago from Dade County. He was a US Army Veteran and retired from the Dade County Sheriff's Office after 32 years of service as a Fingerprint Specialist, He played football for Miami High School, the Florida Gators and the FBI football...
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Cindy Ann Slater

September 3, 1962 - June 16, 2014

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John F. Givens

January 27, 1936 - June 14, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that our family announces the passing of its patriarch, John Franklin Givens, after a long illness. Frank was born on January 27, 1936 in Imokalee, Florida. He was raised at the Palm Beach County Children's Home and entered the United States Coast Guard in 1953, serving in the Korean War and in Guam. He retired from military life as a Chief Petty Officer in 1970 and...
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Janet Brown

August 15, 1943 - June 11, 2014

Janet Brown, 70, of Ocala, passed away June 11, 2014. She was born on Staten Island, NY and came to this area in 1979. Mrs. Brown was a retired hotel receptionist, professional horsewoman and animal rescuer. She was Lutheran by faith. Janet was an extraordinary horsewoman, winning many blue ribbons and trophies, performing barrel racing and the obstacle courses with her white horse Alibi. ...
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Joseph Giaccone

December 7, 1931 - June 11, 2014

It all started December 7, 1931. Joseph was born two months prematurely to Virginia Puscedu and Giovanni Giaccone who were originally from Sardinia and Sicily, respectively. Brother to Marie Prost who was seven at the time. She would endearingly call him Jojo and he called her Santina. He grew up in the city of St. Etienne, France located on the eastern side of France bordering Switzerland. ...
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Elizabeth Ann Gianfrancesco

August 14, 1967 - June 9, 2014

Elizabeth was welcomed to the world on August 14, 1967 and went home to heaven on June 9, 2014. Elizabeth was a resident of Dunnellon, Fl. She is survived by her two daughters, Briena and Katrina Gianfrancesco, her brother and sister, Michael and Sharon McDonald, and her nephew and niece, Anthony Hidalgo and Alexzandria McCrae.
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Craig John Charest

December 3, 1949 - June 8, 2014

Craig John Charest lost his battle with cancer on June 8, 2014, but won his entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven . Craig was born on December 3, 1949 in Massapequa, New York to James Charest and Helen Tasheiko. He is the eldest of two sisters and one brother. Craig received a bachelor's degree in psychology and dedicated his life to working with children, youth and adults. In addition to working...
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Leo John Gee

November 18, 1928 - May 30, 2014

Leo John Gee, 85 of Summerfield, Florida passed away unexpectedly in Sanford, Fl. on May 30, 2014. Leo was born in Bradford, PA and moved to this area in 1990 from Miami, Fl after retiring from Eastern Airlines after 18 years. Leo was a 21 year veteran of the Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant. He enjoyed model railroads, classic cars, doing home renovations, wood working, photography and...
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Harold J. Wright

March 25, 1925 - May 27, 2014

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Charles "Chuck" Wilson

December 14, 1924 - May 24, 2014

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Patricia D. Dalrymple

December 30, 1951 - May 22, 2014

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Alquimides Archie Arroyo

September 11, 1936 - May 17, 2014

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Jose Juan Santiago

May 3, 1965 - May 16, 2014

Jose Juan Santiago, 49, of Ocala, passed away May 16, 2014. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he came to this area in 2008 from Chicago, IL. He was an automobile mechanic but also enjoyed restoring cars and building models of cars. Mr. Santiago also enjoyed fishing, games on his computer and having coffee with his mom every morning. He is survived by his mother, Maria Coleman of Ocala; step...
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Hardeo Singh

January 21, 1943 - May 14, 2014

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Alan J Haaker

May 10, 2014

Alan Joseph Haaker (55) of Ocala, FL. Passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. Alan had a lifelong passion for his God and Savior, Yeshua (Jesus). Alan loved his family. He enjoyed his 35 year career as a Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper at JH Manucy, JW Brown/Brown Haaker & Owen. He was a member of Living Waters Worship Center where he served in children's...
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Debra Jo Trinckes

June 20, 1962 - May 5, 2014

Debra Jo Trinckes was born June 20, 1962 and passed away May 5, 2014 at the age of 51. Deb lived at 32 Wood Ridge Drive in Ocala, Florida for the last year and one half with her husband John Trinckes. She moved to Ocala from Franklin, Wis. where she owned and operated LifeCare Solutions, Inc. an 8 bed group home. She is survived by her husband John Trinckes, her son Jeff Fink of Georgia, her...
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Wallace Wayne Corbin, Sr.

June 23, 1933 - May 3, 2014

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Gary E. Beaubiah, Sr.

October 12, 1938 - May 3, 2014

Gary E. Beaubiah 75, loving husband, father, and friend went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 3, 2014. A native of Syracuse, NY, Gary is survived by his devoted wife Louise (Pullano) of Ocala, Fl., five children; a son, Gary E. Beaubiah Jr, daughters Bonnie Karasinski (Edward), Tammy Matthews (Morris), step-daughters Rita and Gina Barbato a sister, Barbara Dwyer, several grandchildren...
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Beverly K. Thomas

July 28, 1943 - May 1, 2014

Beverly K. Thomas, 70, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully at Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, FL on Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was the wife of Phillip T. Thomas for 35 years. Beverly was born in Morgantown, WV in 1943 and was the daughter of James Harry Gaston and Ethel Dorsey Dent, both deceased. She is survived by her children Mara (Jack) Harrington of Fairfax, VA; Herbert "Klaus" (Lisa)...
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Joan C. Sleeth

January 20, 1938 - April 30, 2014

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Wilbur F. Matchett

April 13, 1925 - April 28, 2014

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Bertha Josephine Svetich

April 22, 1925 - April 23, 2014

Bertha Josephine Svetich, 89, of Ocala, Fl. Passed away, April 23, with her devoted daughter at her side. Born to John and Rose (Angello) Starovoyt in Pennsylvania, April 22, 1925, she then moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan. Bertha married Rudolph "Rudy" James Svetich and moved to Ocala in 1985. She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years. She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Harold...
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Lorraine A. Graves

December 28, 1929 - April 20, 2014

Lorraine Avis (Thompson) Graves(84), daughter of Maurice A. Thompson and Glenys Myrick Thompson died on 4/20/2014 after a long illness. Widow of the Rev. Thomas H. Graves, I, D.A.O. She was a member of TOPS chapter #FL610, Ocala. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years, part of the Clinton, CT Choral Society, enjoyed bird watching, and loved crafts of all kinds for which she won sewing...
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Ralph Joseph Bibeau

February 7, 1923 - April 16, 2014

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Ramon Rodriguez-Herrera

September 4, 1952 - April 15, 2014

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Floyd Wayne O'Banion

October 15, 1921 - April 13, 2014

Floyd Wayne O'Banion, 92, of Summerfield, Florida, passed away April 13, 2014 with his devoted wife of 71 years, Alma Bell O'Banion at his side. He was a Navy Veteran, serving in WWII and a retired Railroad Engineer. Born and married in Lexington, Kentucky, he resided in Hamilton Square, New Jersey with wife and 5 children for 45 years. He retired after 59 years traveling to Marshalls Creek in...
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Virginia E. Englebright

January 15, 1931 - April 6, 2014

Virginia E. Englebright, 83, a musician and educator passed away peacefully on April 6, 2014. She was born in Miami, FL on January 15, 1931 and graduated from Miami-Edison Sr. High and Florida State University with a Masters of Music. She also studied music at the University of Miami, University of Cincinnati, Amherst College in MA and opera in Milano, Italy. She was a Soprano Soloist with the...
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Alfred A. Baur

October 19, 1926 - April 4, 2014

Alfred A. Baur was born on October 19, 1926 and passed away on April 04, 2014. Al was a resident of Ocala, FL. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Baur (Horton) and survived by his daughter, Karen A. Baur of Belleview and Ken Baur of Winthrop, MA. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Jennifer Logan, Sharon Logan, Brendan Logan, Russell A. Baur, Jason M. Baur and Daniel E. Baur as well as...
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Austin C. Cash

January 22, 1937 - March 20, 2014

Austin C. Cash, 77, of Micanopy, FL went to be with the Lord on Mar. 20 at home from a lengthy illness. Mr. Cash was born to Randolph and Edith Cash of Landrum, SC on Jan. 22, 1937. A North Carolina native, he moved to Ocala, FL in 1974. He was a respected horseman of 60 years who was passionate about his family, his work and his pets. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy Ida...
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George Henry Foss

October 24, 1926 - March 20, 2014

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Richard "Dick" Brantley III

April 3, 1937 - March 18, 2014

Richard "Dick" Alexander Brantley III of Chiefland, Fl passed away at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fl on March 18, 2014. He was 76. He was a retired Levy County Corrections Officer. He enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar, and spending time with friends and loved ones. He is survived by 2 brothers, Ed Brantley of Flower Mound, Tx and Steve Brantley (Jane) of Tampa, Fl, 6...
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Charles "Chuck" Liotti

February 24, 1928 - March 18, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Liotti was born in Buffalo, NY in 1928. Chuck graduated from the University of Buffalo and served during WWII as a Navy Corpsman. He was married to MaryAnn Kipp for 63 years until his beloved wife passed away in September of 2013. Chuck was a wonderful father to 5 children, Michael (& Marta); Colleen (& Kenny); Tracey (&Larry); John (&Vivian) and Kelley. He is known as "Pop-Pop"...
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Jean "Honi" Hardman

October 17, 1939 - March 17, 2014

Jean "Honi" Hardman, 74, of Ocala, Florida and formerly a resident of Commerce, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was an angel on earth who was devoted to her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Doyle Hardman; three loving children - Cathy Laurito, Tim Hardman, and Laura Napier ; eight grandchildren and 14 great...
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Edwin Soto

December 20, 1963 - March 7, 2014

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Norma Jeanne Middlecamp

September 1, 1934 - March 6, 2014

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Neil Norman Kuntz

May 18, 1929 - March 5, 2014

Neil N Kuntz, 84, of Ocala, Florida,died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN. After many years with major fire and casualty insurance companies, he retired as Vice-President of marketing services of the insurance unit of First Bank System Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. He loved to play the saxophone and was in several bands, the...
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Richard "Ric" Roos

August 10, 1959 - March 3, 2014

Richard "Ric" Charles Roos passed away on March 3, 2014 at 54 years old. Ric was born on August 10, 1959 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Richard and MaryAnn Roos. He moved to Ocala, Fl in 1970 with his family. He graduated with an Associate's Degree from Central Florida Community College. Ric was a consultant/ manager for MaryAnn's Uniforms. He enjoyed spending time with his best friends Al Lamb...
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Faith Ann Sarfarazi

July 23, 1960 - February 26, 2014

Dr. Faith Ann Sarfarazi M.D. of Ocala passed away suddenly from a blood clot in her lung on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at her home. Faith was an angel on earth who was devoted to her family, her patients, and to bettering the lives of every human being she encountered. She loved angels, flowers, music, and animals. She is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, Mohsen Paul Sarfarazi, three...
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Belle Elizabeth Smith

February 28, 1941 - February 26, 2014

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Robert Austin Miller

November 16, 1942 - February 23, 2014

Robert Austin Miller, 71 of Ft. McCoy, Fl. passed away on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014, with family by his side at Estelle Hospice House. Robert was born in Sullivan, IL. November 16, 1942. Robert served in the United State Air Force and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Jacksonville, Fl. Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing every chance he got. Robert is survived by his loving Son; Bobby and wife...
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Virginia A. Cameron

November 11, 1921 - February 21, 2014

Virginia Arilla Cameron, 92, of Ocala, Florida and formerly a resident of Miami Springs, FL and Dunnellon, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Ocala's West Marion Hospital. Born on November 11, 1921, in Garland, PA she was the daughter of Alson Ethaniel Culver and Ina Elizabeth Culver. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly 70 years Donald Edward...
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Timothy H. Smith, Sr.

August 11, 1944 - February 13, 2014

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Cindy Swearingen- Sandlin

February 2, 1967 - February 13, 2014

Cindy was the loving mother of Matthew Kale Sandlin, Danielle Laryne Ouimet and Rocky Dale Swearingen Jr. Cindy was the loving grandmother of Morgan Sandlin, Damian Sandlin, Nola Sandlin and Addilynn Beville. Cindy is survived by her grandmother Vida Herrin. Her father and mother Danny and Ann Sandlin, sister Angela Farmer and nephew Corey Farmer. Cindy was raised in McIntosh, Fl and Ocala...
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Edward Owen Sreenan

August 20, 1921 - February 8, 2014

Born on August 20, 1921 in Janesville, Wisconsin, Edward Owen Sreenan was an accomplished individual whose life is best remembered as a bountiful one. "I had a lot of fun in my life," he would often say. His best piece of advice was to have fun and love God. This advice set the foundation in which Ed believed life was to be led: one must enjoy life, engage in the things that make one feel good,...
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Rita J. Eagler

May 5, 1940 - January 31, 2014

Rita J Eagler was born May 5, 1940 in Virginia. She was married to William R Eagler for 34 years before William passed away in 1999. Mom lived in Florida since 1972. She was self-employed for 12 years. She has 4 surviving kids Charles Eagler who resides in Ocala, Florida, Sandy Conklin who resides in Ocala, Florida, Marty who lives in Florida and Becky who lives in Florida. Rita was a hard...
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Raymond W. Alvord

February 23, 1922 - January 31, 2014

Raymond W. Alvord, 91, of Ocala, passed away January 31, 2014 with his loving family at his side. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in the Asiatic Pacific theatre and a Member of the Philanthropic Lodge No. 0164 of the Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons. Ray is predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Passage, and survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Ruth Alvord, of Ocala; 2 sons: Gregory...
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Emiliana T. Sotomayor

September 15, 1933 - January 28, 2014

Emiliana Sotomayor, has returned home to God. She drew her last breath at 7:10 p.m., Jan. 28, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, friend, who relished life and desired to make the world around her a better place. She was born in "El Alto del Uvo," loosely translated to "The Lonely Tree Hill," near Bogota, Colombia in 1933 and...
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Jessie Lee Margaret (Maggie) Johnson

February 22, 1944 - January 27, 2014

Jessie Lee Margaret "Maggie" Johnson, 69, was born on February 22, 1944, and passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014. Maggie was a resident of Ocala, Florida. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, William T. (Bill) Johnson and four children: Angie Avant and her husband Donnie Avant, of Walterboro, South Carolina, Debbie Debarr, of Ocala, Florida, Glenda Crane, of Gainesville, Florida,...
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Nancy Rogero Yonge

February 26, 1918 - January 22, 2014

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Anthony S. "Tony" Cruse

December 28, 1972 - January 22, 2014

Anthony S. "Tony" Cruse, 41 of Trenton, Fl passed away on Wed, Jan 22,2014 at Haven Hospice of Gainesville after a long illness. Tony was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong resident of the Trenton area. Tony was a Deputy Sheriff for Gilchrist Co. He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Carlton Masonic Lodge in Trenton and the Shrine Club. Tony was always will to help others and giving...
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Juan F Cabrera

June 16, 1939 - January 20, 2014

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Louis "Jack" Beville

August 23, 1924 - January 7, 2014

Louis Jackson (JACK) Beville, 89 of Silver Springs FL, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Estelle's Hospice House in Ocala FL. Jack is Preceded in death by his parents James W. Beville Sr, Lois Moore-Beville, his brother James W. Beville Jr, sister Betty Elmore, his daughter Jacqueline Cargile-Parker, and Grandsons, Eric Jackson Beville and Dallas Matthew Sexton. He leaves his wife of...
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Bradford Winslow Drake III

May 20, 1922 - January 5, 2014

Obituary of Bradford Winslow Drake, III Drake III, Bradford Winslow, 91, died January 5th, 2014 in Ocala FL. Mr. Drake was born on May 20, 1922 in Stoughton, MA to Bradford W. Drake, Jr. and Gertrude E. Drake (Elmes) of Stoughton. He was educated in the Stoughton public schools, Mt. Herman Prep School (Northfield, MA), and graduated with a BA from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME). Mr....
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Michael Patrick Ferrelli

May 26, 1955 - January 4, 2014

Survived by mother Patricia Ferrelli, brother Domenic Ferrelli and son Anthony, daughter Tabitha and nephew TImothy. Born in Miami Florida and attended school in Miami till he joined the US Army in 1973 - 1976. Past employment included over the road truck driver.
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James Lister Wolcott

June 24, 1941 - December 28, 2013

James (Jim) Wolcott, 72, passed away peacefully December 28, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born June 24, 1941, in New York City and raised in Darien, CT., he was the son of the late James Lister and Jane Olsen Wolcott. He and his family moved from south Florida to Ocala in 1980. There wasn't anything Jim couldn't fix! He operated Jim's Service & Repair specializing in complete auto...
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James "Jim" R. Todd

March 4, 1942 - December 27, 2013

Jim Todd was the owner of Todd Grinding Co. a family business that his father started in 1940. Jim took over the business in 1965 and continued to run the company up until his death. Jim enjoyed his walking horses and dogs. He currently had five horses which he enjoyed exhibiting at local horse shows and several dogs which he considered to be a part of his family. Jim fought a long and hard...
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Marie Elizabeth Frechette

March 10, 1938 - December 21, 2013

Marie Frechette was born to Joseph and Anna Roy on march 10, 1938 in Herron Michigan, died on December 21, 2013 in Ocala Florida surrounded by family. survived by daughters Lori Boutchia and husband Ernest, Ellen Fink and partner David Garver, Robin Stone and husband David, Renee Connor and husband David, and son Laurence Frechette III, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and sister...
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Wanda RUTH Waddell

February 19, 1941 - December 17, 2013

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Ralph Deleon Ming, Sr.

December 14, 2013

Ralph Deleon Ming Sr., was born on May 8, 1915 in Pike County, AL. He passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013, surrounded by his family. "Papa" as he was affectionately called by his family was married to Myrtle Ming (deceased) for 62 years and to Edith Ming (deceased) for 8 years. Papa served in the US Army during WWII, spending most of his time in Mississippi, and the Philippines. He was...
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Robert Wallace Parker

September 12, 1923 - December 14, 2013

Robert Wallace Parker was born on September 12, 1923 in the Panama Canal Zone and after retiring became a resident of Ocala Florida. He worked at Scotty's Hardware Store in Ocala , where he was the friendly paint assistant until it closed. The angels took him into their arms on Saturday, December 14, 2013. My father Robert Parker was the kindest, gentle soul and anyone who knew him loved...
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Myra D. Gregory

November 5, 1927 - December 12, 2013

Myra Gregory November 5th, 1927-December 12th, 2013 Myra Dinah Gregory was born on November 5th, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of Mazie Williams and James Ford. Over the years Myra worked at Rheingold, a Law Firm, Childcraft, York College, and NY State Dept. of Labor. Myra was a dedicated employee and all whom she worked with loved her. Myra married St. Clair...
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Fred M. Tannery

September 7, 1917 - December 10, 2013

Lt. Col. (Ret) USAR Fred M. Tannery, 96 of Dunnellon, Florida passed away at The Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, FL on December 10, 2013. He was born in Oconee County, SC on September 7, 1917. Fred was an athlete and was awarded a scholarship to play football at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. He excelled as a varsity running back for three years and graduated 1942. He served in the United...
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Ethel Vaughan Howell

November 15, 1928 - December 9, 2013

Ocala - Ethel Vaughan Howell, of Ocala, passed away December 9, 2013. Born in Louisville, KY in 1928, raised in New York City, a long time resident of Miami, she resided in Ocala for 30 years. Ethel was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was the proprietor of The Petite Closet boutique in Ocala for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved...
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Tristan Teal Costello

August 13, 2010 - December 3, 2013

Tristan Teal Costello, 3, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was born August 13, 2010 in Crystal River, Florida to his mother, Talisha Gregory Costello, and father, John P. Costello. Tristan is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jack Costello. He is survived by his parents, paternal grandparents: Jeremy Baylous (Lisa), and Thomas Gregory; maternal...
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Bernice M. Williams

March 1, 1924 - December 3, 2013

Resident of Melbourne and Summerfield, Florida, died 12/03/13 of natural causes. Bernice was born March 1st 1924 in the Bronx, NY, and graduated from Far Rockaway High. She was a professional dancer, synchronized swimmer, model and first runner up to Miss New York State behind Bess Myerson, who became Miss America that year. Bernice is survived by four children, ten grandchildren and three...
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Gary R Henneman

March 22, 1954 - November 30, 2013

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Grace J. Reedy

January 26, 1923 - November 29, 2013

Grace was born in Doyle, TN January 26, 1923 she passed away suddenly at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Due to complications from Congestive Heart Failure and Pneumonia. She is the eldest daughter of the late William Martin Smith and Stella Mae Sparkman-Smith of TN. Grace is preceded in death by her late husband Eddie Reedy. She had 3 half siblings the late Buddy Smith, TN, the late ...
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Phyllis Freeberg Thompson

November 15, 1914 - November 28, 2013

Phyllis F. Thompson, aged 99 and formerly of Ocala, Fla. died in Davie Fla. Thursday November 28th 2013, where she was living with her daughter. She was born November 15th 1914, in Mercer North Dakota, daughter of Fred and Minnie Freeberg. She graduated from Jamestown College, attended the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and received her Masters of Music from the University of...
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Karl David Koontz

April 4, 1928 - November 22, 2013

Ocala – Karl D. Koontz, passed away November 22, 2013 at Hospice's Legacy House after a short illness. Born in Westminster, MD to Garry and Marie Kauffman Koontz, Karl married Bina Carbaugh, also of Westminster, in 1952. Karl and Bina moved to Ocala in 1958 where he joined Joe O'Farrell at the newly established Ocala Stud. Soon after, Karl became the first editor and sales manager of the...
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Kathryn L. Klein

June 24, 1958 - November 21, 2013

Kathryn (Kat) L. Klein, 55 of Ocala, Fl passed away on Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at the MRMC. Kathryn was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and was a life long resident of Florida. She was the Purchasing Manager for the Environmental Services Division (Water Supply) for Broward County. Kat excelled at scholarly pursuits, achieving the degrees of BFA in Classical Music from Florida Atlantic...
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Don A. Penney

January 8, 1959 - November 21, 2013

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Jeffery Joel Kennedy

November 19, 2013

Jeffrey "Jeff" Joel Kennedy, 56 of Ocala, Fl. passed away on Tuesday Nov 19, 2013 at MRMC in Ocala. Jeff was born in Cobleskill, NY and moved to the Ocala area over 20 years ago. Jeff was the President of Sullivan Automotive Group here in Ocala. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and the outdoors and playing his guitar and listening to music. Jeff was a true people person to who ever knew him. He...
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Eileen R. Kent

November 19, 1919 - November 12, 2013

Eileen Rose Kent, 93, of Ocala, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013. She was born to the late Joseph and Nellie Fitzpatrick, Nov. 19, 1919, in Ottawa, Canada. Eileen was an Executive Secretary in the Canadian Government. She married the late Nelson Cousins in 1938, and they lived together in Ottawa, Canada. After Nelson's death, she was remarried to Charles Kent in 1950 and together they...
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Judy Kaye Wineinger

July 23, 1944 - November 9, 2013

Mrs. Judy Kaye Wineinger, 69, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Judy was born in Alton, Illinois on Sunday, July 23, 1944 to parents, Marion and Betty (Lewis) Westbrook. Due to Marion's death in WWII, Eugene Cranmer became the only dad Judy ever knew. Judy retired as office manager for Lifetouch Photography. She was a former member and volunteer at Sheep Gate Foursquare...
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Humberto (Bert) Moya

August 5, 1970 - November 8, 2013

Our beloved Bert was born in Pahokee, Florida on August 5, 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Humberto Moya, Sr., his paternal grandparents, Dulce and Zoila Moya; maternal grandparents, Francisco Jose and Maria Luisa Alvarez and a maternal aunt, Reina Alvarez-Rangel. Per Bert's wishes the family has chosen cremation. Bert . . . It is very difficult for all of us, whose life you...
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Sukhia "Lily" Sirkisoon

July 24, 1942 - November 5, 2013

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Chris N. Lesbirel

April 26, 1968 - November 4, 2013

Christopher Lesbirel passed away on Monday, November 4th, 2013. He is survived by his 3 children, Nicholas, Olivia, and Matthew, his Mother & Father, Tom and Hilda Lesbirel, his lifelong friend, Lucy Martelli-Lesbirel,and his two sisters, Heidi Wieczerzak and Michelle Simborski. Chris grew up in New York & New Jersey then ultimately resided in Ocala, Florida. He maintained a forever friendship...
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Mary Jane Strother

March 31, 1922 - October 30, 2013

Mary Strother was born March 31, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was at the United Presbyterian Orphan's Home. She was taken from the Home in September 1926, by Charles Martin Struther and Minnie Bell Struther of Grove City, Pennsylvania. Her father was a blacksmith. Her first job at the age of 16 was doing bookeeping at a flourmill in Harrisville. After that she worked at the Grove...
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Barbara Ann Popp

September 11, 1943 - October 25, 2013

Barbara Ann Popp, 70, of Ocala, passed away Oct 25, 2013 at Sylvia's hospice house. She was predeceased by her husband James Popp Sep 24, 1997. She is survived by 3 daughters: Terry Ellis (Roy), of Panama City Beach, FL; Tammy Jones (J.P.), of Ocala; Joy Sapp (Shannon) of Ocala; sister, Helen Parker, of Orange Lake, FL; brother, Noble Bennett of Orange Lake FL; and 7 grandchildren. There will be...
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Laura Ellen Greco

January 3, 1959 - October 24, 2013

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Thelma Louise Sheppard

July 11, 1929 - October 22, 2013

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Janice Marie Woods

November 17, 1931 - October 13, 2013

Janice Marie Woods, 81, of Syracuse, NY passed away in Ocala, FL, Oct. 13, 2013. She was born in Troy, NY to James and Helen Norton. Janice was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Francis "Frank" J. Woods in 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Colleen Merrigan, Arlington, VA; Karen Anne (John) Regan of Ocala, FL; 2 sons, Frank T. Woods, James Woods, both of Syracuse, NY; daughter,...
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William "Bill" Doss, Sr.

July 30, 1935 - October 11, 2013

William A. "Bill" Doss Sr., age 78, of Salt Springs, FL, passed away Friday, 10/11/2013 in Ocala, FL. He was born July 23, 1935 in Lawrenceburg, TN USA to his parents, Richard and Lassie Doss. Bill was the 4th of 11 children. He married Ms. Jacqueline E. Sanders Thanksgiving day 1966. They had 5 children. He spent seven years in service to his country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. ...
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Harold Tillman

March 16, 1934 - October 3, 2013

Harold David Tillman, 79, of Silver Springs Florida, passed away on October 3, 2013 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Harold was born to David Tillman and Mathilda (Stroshein) Tillman on March 16, 1934. He was the youngest of 7. He loved to tinker with things and to fish. He retired from Bendix in St. Joseph, Michigan in 1985 after 2o+ years. He is survived by his wife of...
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Melanie Kay Ard

August 27, 1966 - September 29, 2013

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Nancy L. Chapman

June 22, 1944 - September 27, 2013

Nancy was born June 22nd 1944. She passed away Friday Sept 27th 2013 in Silver Springs Fl. She was married to Willard (Bill) Chapman for 52 years. Nancy lived in Silver Springs, Fl . She resided in Muscatine Iowa before moving south 16 years ago. She is survived by her husband, son Brian Chapman and wife Nicole of Muscatine, daughters Belinda Bean and husband KC of Muscatine and Brandi Martinez...
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June Ann Timchula

June 21, 1943 - September 25, 2013

June Ann Timchula, 70, of Ocala, passed away Sep 25, 2013. June was a retired retail Manager, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband Michael Timchula, of Ocala; 2 sons: Raymond Dailey (daughter in law Kimberly) of Cape Coral, FL; Randall Dailey (daughter in law Bernie), of Longmont, CO; brother, George Hoza (sister in law Linda), of Sarasota, FL; 3...
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Constance A. "Connie" Jacobs

August 13, 1932 - September 25, 2013

Summerfield - Connie's journey started August 13, 1932 in Pittsfield, MA to parents Fred I. and Mildred I. Baker. She is survived by two brothers, Kenny Baker of Freeman, S. Dakota and Lawrence (Butch) Baker of Chesire, MA; and two sisters, Ruth Ditore of Pompano Beach, FL and Mildred Ketcham of Pittsfield, MA. At a young age, Connie married Ernest (Ernie) Wheeler and had six children: Sharon...
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Maria Rivera

December 16, 1960 - September 20, 2013

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Herman Roland Mojica

September 25, 1941 - September 19, 2013

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William B. Soldano

September 17, 1923 - September 16, 2013

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Howard "Pete" Peterson

October 28, 1919 - September 10, 2013

Howard "Pete" Peterson, 93 Ocala- Howard "Pete" Peterson, 93, of Ocala, passed away on September 10, 2013 at The Legacy House, Ocala, Fl. He was born October 28, 1919 in Ludlow, Pa. Pete served in the Army with the 88th Glider Infantry Batallion, 13th Airborne Division. After serving in the Army, Pete was an Over-the-Road trucker for 40+ years as owner operator. He was a member of the St....
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Maryann Liotti

September 23, 1931 - September 7, 2013

MaryAnn was married for 63 years to Charles Liotti and was a wonderful Mother to 5 children...Michael (& Marta), Colleen (& Kenny), Tracey (& Larry), John (& Vivian) and Kelley. She also has 8 Grand-children: Melissa, Blake, Brooke, Kevin, Jordan, Nicole, Shelby and Tyler. She has 6 Great-Grand-children: Madeline, Isabella, Bronson, Jackson, Evangeline and Braelyn. She will forever be in our...
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David Wesley Lundeby

July 20, 1966 - September 5, 2013

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Laurie Hagner

March 16, 1960 - September 3, 2013

Laurie Hagner 53, of Ocala passed away peacefully in her sleep on 9-03-2013. Laurie moved to Ocala from Long Island NY to persue her dream of owning a farm and horses. Laurie loved her family, friends and pets. If our pets also go to heaven, there will be many cats and dogs to greet her. She enjoyed linedancing, travel and especially cruises. Laurie delivered meals to the homebound elderly for a...
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Mark Edward Abell

April 7, 1958 - September 3, 2013

Mark leaves behind his wife and constant companion Lisa, son Joshua, daughter Krystynn, 2 step sons William and Thomas Surrency and his beloved dog Trinity. Mark's smile and kindness will be missed by all! May he rest in peace now, no more pain, no more worries..I love and will miss you Mark!
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Dennis Michael Cauthen

February 21, 1956 - September 2, 2013

Dennis "Mike" Cauthen, 57, of Sparr, passed away, surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home Monday, September 2, 2013. He was born to James and Rose Cauthen in Ocala, FL. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, and wife of 39 years, Dianne Cauthen; son, Benjamin (Jennifer) Cauthen, of Ocala; daughter, Rabecca (Dale) Hall, of Sparr; grandson, Grady Hall; sister, Elaine Page,...
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Reba Rapp

March 31, 1940 - August 28, 2013

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Lisa Darlene Dennis

October 2, 1984 - August 27, 2013

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