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Manatee County, Florida Obituary Collection
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Manatee County, Florida Obituary Collection

Manatee County, Florida Obituary Collection - 116

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Date: Wednesday, 6 January 2010, at 3:49 p.m.

Pearl "Pat" Lewin
Bradenton
Pearl "Pat" Lewin, 81, of Bradenton, died July 28, 2001, in Blake Medical Center.
There will be no service. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez Road Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to H. Lee Moffitt Center, c/o Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612.
Born in New York, Mrs. Lewin came to Manatee County from there in 1986. She was a retired worker for Macy's Department Store in New York. She was Jewish. She was the former vice president and founder of the Brooklyn Branch of the B'nai B'rith.
Survivors include her husband, Philip; a daughter, Nonia Craige of Long Island, N.Y.; a son, Lance, of Kennesaw, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

Evelyn Lucille Godfrey
Parrish
Evelyn Lucille Godfrey, 85, of Parrish, died Jan. 4, 2002, in Tampa Health and Rehab, Tampa.
Visitation is scheduled 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Kicliter Funeral Home, 517 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Arlen Beck officiating. Burial will be in Fortner Cemetery, Parrish. Memorial contributions may be mailed to Parrish United Methodist Church, 12140 69th St. E., Parrish, Fla. 34219.
Born in Tifton, Ga., Mrs. Godfrey came to Manatee County from there in 1953. She was a homemaker. She attended Parrish United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Carolyn Rebello of Tampa, and Zara Faye Lutz of Bradenton; three sons, William "Buddy," and Norman Penny, both of Holden Beach, N.C., and Otis Benny Jr., of Parrish; two sisters, Lila Jenkins of Tifton, and Clarice Helms of Sylvester, Ga.; a brother, Johnny Carmichael of Moutry, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

James Lewis Grant
Myakka City
James Lewis Grant, 69, of Myakka City, died Jan. 5, 2002, at home.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Myakka United Methodist Church, 1620 Myakka Road, Myakka City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Martin Riley officiating. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery, Ona. Shannon Funeral Home, Town chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Binghamton, N.Y., Mr. Grant came to Manatee County from Smithville Flats, N.Y., in 1974. He owned and operated a concession trailer. He served with the U.S. Army during peacetime. He attended Myakka United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lona; six daughters, Rhonda Parks, Cindy Yancey, Linda Coker and Lona Lee Huskins, all of Myakka City, and Penny Crawford and Vickie Rogers, both of Sarasota; a son, Timothy, of Atlanta; four brothers, John, Robert and Roger, all of Ona, and Herschel, of Whitney Pt., N.Y.; a sister, Nancy Tilley of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

David R. Hall
Ellenton
David R. Hall, 67, of Ellenton, died Jan. 5, 2002, in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapel, is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Born in Sutton, Mass., Mr. Hall came to Manatee County from Millbury, Mass., in 1990. He was a U.S. Post Office carrier for 13 years followed by working for Manatee County at Buffalo Creek Golf Course. He served in the U.S. Navy and Army before retiring after 23 years. He was Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. Hamann; three sons, John M., of Oxford, Mass., Kenneth A., of Millbury, and Jeffrey D., of Worcester, Mass.; three sisters, Rosemarie Wood of S. Grofton, Mass., Margaret Herbst of Dudley, Mass., and Ann Kenneway of Ellenton; three brothers, John J., Joseph B., and Michael P., all of Millbury; and two grandchildren.

Charles Kronemann
Bradenton
Charles "Chuck" Kronemann, 57, of Bradenton, died Jan. 4, 2002, at home.
Memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 26th St. W. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be sent in lieu of flowers to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, c/o Renal Cell Research, 1515 Holcomb Blvd., Box No. 13, Houston, Texas 77030.
Born in Fergus Falls, Minn., Mr. Kronemann came to Manatee County from Appleton, Wis., in 1978. He was a traffic manager with Osh Kosh Trailers, formerly known as Millers. He served with the U.S. Air Force. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene; a daughter, Tisha, of Bradenton; a son, Trevor, of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; his mother, Hazel, of Fergus Falls; three sisters, Ilene Rude of Richville, Minn., Debbie Nagosek of Lisbon, N.D., and Sandy Buchholz of Shakopee, Minn.; two brothers, Mike, of Fergus Falls, and Rodney, of Salem, Ore.; a mother-in-law, Irene R. King; and a granddaughter.

Ola E. Meyer
Bradenton
Ola E. Meyer, 91, of Bradenton, died Jan. 4, 2002, in Blake Medical Center.
An inurnment service will be held at a later date at Skyway Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to Southside Baptist Church, 1604 17th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205. Bradenton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Sparta, N.C., Ms. Meyer came to Manatee County from North Carolina in 1947. She was a homemaker. She attended Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Beatrice Nanch of Ashboro, N.C.

Betty P. Walker
Parrish
Betty P. Walker, 80, of Parrish, died Jan. 3, 2002, in Blake Medical Center.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Shannon Funeral Home, 1015 14th St. W. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Parrish United Methodist Church, Historic Chapel, 12140 69th St. E., Parrish, with the Rev. Nancy McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Parrish Cemetery, Parrish. Memorial contributions may be made to Parrish United Methodist Church Historic Chapel Fund, 12140 69th St. E., Parrish, Fla. 34219.
Mrs. Walker was born in Parrish and was a lifelong resident of Manatee County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Parrish United Methodist Church, the Parrish United Methodist Women and the Parrish Civic Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty W. Place of Monticello, Ga.; three sons, Charles, of Myakka City, John, of Plant City, and Rick, of Kingsland, Texas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

George Timothy Whitehead
Bradenton
George Timothy Whitehead, 56, of Bradenton died Jan. 4, 2002, at home.
A gathering of friends and family will be 1-2 p.m. today at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bennett Barnes and the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla., 34238 or Church of The Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
Born in Cheverly, Md., Mr. Whitehead came to Manatee County from Annapolis, Md., in 2000. He was a retired electrician with Pepco Electric and Power Company. He was Episcopalian. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24, Moose Lodge No. 2188, Bradenton Beach, and the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn, a daughter, Kimberlee Mantici of Columbia, Md.; three brothers, Ed, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Allen, of New York City, Bob, of Front Royal, Va.; his stepmother, Isabel; his father, Ray; and a grandson.

Ernest LeRoy Brown Jr.
Bradenton
Ernest LeRoy Brown Jr., 86, of Bradenton, died Dec. 26, 2001, in Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Skyway Memorial Gardens, 5200 U.S. Highway 19 N., Palmetto, with the Rev. William Armstead Jr. officiating. The Good Earth Crematory, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Heritage House Museum at Manatee Community College, P.O. Box 14883, Bradenton, Fla. 34280-4883, or to the charity of one's choice.
Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mr. Brown came to Manatee County from Detroit in 1974. He was a human rights activist through his work with the Urban League as manager of Urban Affairs with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under President Gerald Ford. He was a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Unity of Detroit for many years. He served in New Guinea and in the Philippines with the American Red Cross Field Service during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; and the Board of Trustees at Mary Grove College, and he served on the Golf Committee for Parks and Recreation with the approval of the Manatee County Commission.
Survivors include his wife, Fredi Mae; a daughter, Beverly Nash of Sunrise; two sons, Ernest III, of San Francisco, and Kevin H., of Seattle; and a grandchild.

Margaret V. Diamond
Bradenton
Margaret V. Diamond, 77, of Bradenton, died Dec. 27, 2001, at home.
Service will be held privately at a later date. Burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park at a later date. Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4140 20th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Diamond came to Manatee County from Massachusetts in 1960. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. She was a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America: SARI Court No. 79.
Survivors include two sons, William M., of Bradenton, and Thomas B., of Sarasota; a sister, Barbara A. Rogman of Waukesha, Wis.; four brothers, Robert C. Simmons of La Plata, Md., Alfred E. Simmons of Rutledge, Tenn., Harold E. Simmons of Mableton, Ga., and John H. Simmons of Palm Desert, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

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