Cecelia S. Ferch
Cecelia S. Ferch, 88, of Bradenton, died May 30, 2001, at home.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Village Mobile Home Park Recreation Hall, 104 63rd Ave. W., with the Rev. Dr. Bennett H. Barnes Jr., officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ellis, Kan. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes, 26th Street chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Born in Pahala Kau, Hawaii, Mrs. Ferch came to Manatee County from Ellis, in 1991. She was a homemaker. She attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Ellis.
Survivors include one daughter, Leonora S. McBride of Bradenton; five sons, Frank J. Jr., of San Antonio, Henry Bermoy of Lawai, Hawaii, Ben Bermoy of Waypahu, Hawaii, Herbert Banua of Kekaha, Hawaii, and Roland Banua of Bremerton, Wash.; three sisters, Anne Thornberg of Largo, Emily Aki and Elsie Santana, both of Honolulu; 24 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Pearlie Mae Hicks
Pearlie Mae Hicks, 68, of Palmetto, died June 1, 2001.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 501 11th St. Drive W., Palmetto. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, with Dr. G. I. Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. Westside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Okeechobee, Mrs. Hicks came to Manatee County from there many years ago. She was a self-employed hair stylist. She was Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Mahaley L. Calloway of Bradenton, and Lurine Bennett of Palmetto; two sons, Harry Jr., and Ralph, both of Bradenton; two sisters, Elizabeth Wilson of Sarasota, and Billie Jean Brown of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
LaVern Young Landon
LaVern Young Landon, 76, of Parrish, died June 5, 2001, in Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Kicliter Funeral Home, 517 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto. A Masonic service and Eastern Star service will be 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Service will be 9 a.m. Friday at Parrish United Methodist Church, 12140 69th St. E, Parrish, with the Rev. Nancy McCoy and Brother Les McRae, officiating. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate Inc., 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 200, Sarasota, FL 34243-3127.
Born in Milan, Mich., Mr. Landon came to Manatee County from there in 1988. He painted automobiles. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Parrish. He served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Milan Lodge No. 323, Free and Accepted Masons, Milan, the Milan-Ruth Chapter No. 106, Order of Eastern Star, Milan, Order of Eastern Star, Bradenton, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9226, Ellenton and the American Legion Post 309, Palmetto.
Survivors include his wife, Betty M.; two daughters, Suzanne, of Milan, and Linda Farkas of Belleville, Mich.; one son, Thomas L., of Belleville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Veora K. Lee
Veora K. Lee, 94, of Jacksonville, formerly of Bradenton, died May 15, 2001, in Sunbridge Care and Rehab Center, Jacksonville.
Memorial funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, Jacksonville, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Community Hospice of Jacksonville, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Born in Pittsfield, Vt., Mrs. Lee came to Manatee County from there when she was 16 years old. She retired from a retail sales position. She was awarded a life membership in the Jacksonville Garden Club where she served as corresponding secretary.
Survivors include one daughter, Katherine Lee Hebert of Woodstock, Ga.; one son, Donald K., of Jacksonville; one sister, Hilda Neff Felts of Bradenton; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
John Q. Moran
John Q. Moran, of Palmetto, died June 6, 2001, in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Ellenton Funeral Home, 3411 U.S. Hwy. 301, Ellenton.
Born in Palmetto, Mr. Moran was a lifetime resident of Manatee County. He was a heavy equipment operator for 33 years with the Manatee County Highway Department. He attended Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Baird; one daughter, Barbara Blankenship of Palmetto; one son, Garry Blankenship of Palmetto; two sisters, Lugenia Harrison of Bradenton, and Fay Ramer of Dade City; two brothers, Warren, of Wimauma, and F.W., of Bradenton; and two grandchildren.
Alice G. Lang Palmer
Alice G. Lang Palmer, 53, of Palmetto, died May 31, 2001, in St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Westside Funeral Home, 704 11th St. W., Palmetto. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Turner's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 317 11th St. W., Palmetto, with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto.
Born in Palmetto, Mrs. Palmer was a lifelong resident of Manatee County. She was a fruit processor. She was Methodist.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Cheryl, of Bradenton; one son, Cecil Jr., of Palmetto; three stepsons, George, Alton, and Alvin, all of West Moreland, Jamaica; 8 sisters, Mary Wortham, Frankie Craddock, Doris Waiters, Rosemary Murray, Linda Bacon, and Brenda Waiters, all of Palmetto, Gwendolyn Waiters and Jean Cooper, both of Bradenton; and five brothers, Alphonso Anderson of Albany, N.Y., Larry and Anthony Waiters, both of Palmetto, Frank Waiters Jr., of Bradenton and Alphonso Chandler of Rubonia.
Irene Pickering, 80, of Bradenton, died June 1, 2001.
Services were held at an earlier date, with the Rev. Kevin Grissom officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, Fort Myers, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation International, Naples Southwest Florida Chapter, 9220 Bonita Beach Road, No. 226, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Born in Cullman County, Ala., Mrs. Pickering came to Manatee County from Fort Myers, 14 years ago. She was a waitress. She was Protestant.
Survivors include, two sons, Donnie Burdette of Bradenton, and Donald Ray Burdette of Fort Myers; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Elder Matthew Riley Sr.
Elder Matthew Riley Sr., 73, of Palmetto, died June 1, 2001, at home.
Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Community Church of God In Christ, 1107 29th St. E., Palmetto, with Bishop Matthew Williams II, officiating. Westside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Baldwin, Mr. Riley came to Manatee County from there many years ago. He was employed with the Winn Dixie food chain. He was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; five daughters, Diedre Dickerson of Las Vegas, Leontine Keys of Omaha, Neb., Carolyn McKinnon and Cynthia, both of Sarasota, and Madelyn, of Palmetto; four sons, Matthew Jr., of Los Angeles, Cedric, of Oceanside, Calif., Arthur, of Sarasota, and Timothy, of Bradenton; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Lucina G. Rivas
Lucina G. Rivas, 86, of Palmetto, died June 5, 2001, in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Ellenton Funeral Home, 3411 U.S. Hwy. 301, Ellenton. Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Santiago Molina officiating. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto.
Born in Matcuala, Mexico, Mrs. Rivas came to Manatee County from Mexico 30 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was Pentecostal.
Survivors include, five daughters, Tomasa Ramon of Palmetto, Gaudalupe Torres and Petra Molina, both of Mexico, Estefana Molina of Bradenton, and Helinda Villarreal of Texas; one son, Diego, of Monterrey, Mexico; 65 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Muriel F. Sepesi
Muriel F. Sepesi, 78, of Ellenton, died June 4, 2001, in Manatee Memorial Hospital. There will be no service. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Born in New York, Mrs. Sepesi came to Manatee County from Rahway, N.J., in 1978. She was a secretary for a pharmaceutical company.
Survivors include her husband Louis.