Marvin Donel Stephens
STEPHENS, Marvin Donel, 84, of Dade City, died Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Royal Oak Nursing Center in Dade City. He moved to this area in 1953 from his native Sumter County, Florida. As a young man he was a farmer but enlisted in the US Navy during WWII, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. He returned to Pasco County after the war and became a Florida Highway Patrolman for 33 years in Pasco County, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dade City and the First Baptist Church of Plant City and was also a member of the Dade City Masonic Lodge. He was predeceased by his wife, Lula May Knight Stephens in 1976. Survivors include a son, Ronel B. Stephens and his wife, Mary of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Anita Kay Stephens Croft and her husband, Joe of Dade City; two grandchildren, David FHP PatchStephens and his wife, Madeline and Brian Stephens, both of Anchorage; several sisters and brothers and cousins; and one great grandchild, Devan Marie Stephens of Anchorage. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2006 at the 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m,, at the funeral home on Saturday, February 23, 2006 with Pastor Tony Graffham officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Webster.
Eunice Frances Davis
Davis, Eunice Frances, 91, of Ridge Manor, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Westminster Care Center in Clermont. She was born December 22, 1914 in Cleburne, Alabama. She moved to Florida after World War II and lived in Orlando, moving to Ridge Manor in 1972. She attended Ridge Manor Baptist Church, was a dedicated hard worker, a loving mother, sister, and aunt and will be missed by all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Manuel Davis; her parents, James Edgar and Mary Eliza Chandler and six sisters and a brother. She is survived by her three children: Charles Harlin and Sharon Davis of Bertie County, NC, Kay Frances Davis of Ridge Manor and James Edward and Marie Davis of Adams County, CO; her sister, Myrtle Hutcheson of Winter Springs, 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 5th St. Chapel Dade City. The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at Hodges Family Funeral Home with Pastor William Webb officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake & Sumter, 12300 Lane Park Rd., Tamares 32778 or Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson 34667-2460. We thank Hospice for everything they did for our mother, Eunice. Mother, you will be missed very much, we love you, may God bless you and keep you, Jesus our Savior.
Josephine Morton White
White, Josephine Morton, A life lived under the shelter of His Wings, September 5, 1914 to January 29, 2006. She was an accomplished musician. She performed at the age of 5, with her father, Paul Morton, on stage and on radio. For many years, she taught music in public and private schools. Teaching private lessons later, she blessed many with her gift of music. She was also known as “Queen of Banjo Strings.” Included in her many talents, she was a gifted sales person. She was a member of Happy Hill Gospel Assembly. For the best and most part of her life, she was a child of God and a woman of Faith, that could not be silent about her Savior. Friends, thank you for caring, loving and being there for mom; all of those times you were there for her. She loved you, she praised you to others, but most of all, she prayed for you. There are bottled up prayers in the throne room yet to be measured out to you all. We shall miss her, but she left a forwarding address, so we can all go to where she is. She is survived by an adopted daughter, Janice Yarborough of Dade City; a sister, Myrna Morton Dodson of Seminole and nieces Deanna Williams and Judy Felzman, both of Seminole; and many great nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral will be 1 p.m, Saturday, February 25, 2005 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 301 Chapel, Dade City. Visitation will be 12-1 pm Sat. Interment private.
Annie L. Coyne
COYNE, Annie L., 83, of Zephyrhills, died Monday, February, 20, 2006 at Sunbelt Healthcare Center of Zephyrhills. She is survived by her three sons: Bill and Paula Coyne of Port Orange, FL, Mark and Tonda Coyne of Apalachin, NY and David and Lisa Coyne of Port Orange, FL; two daughters, Carol and Wilbur Posey of Zephyrhills, FL and B.J. and John D'Antonio of Zephyrhills, FL; 5 sisters: Thelma Liles of Port St. Lucie, FL, Betty Mobley of Winter Haven, FL, Twins Mary Larson of Ponce deLeon, FL & Martha Pflug of Leesburg, FL and Ruby Hodges of Palm Bay, FL; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Coyne and a sister, Hazel Kepler. Funeral services will be held at Hodges Family Funeral Home, Hwy 54 Chapel in Zephyrhills at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2006 with Pastor Steve McAdams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oakside Cemetery.
John Herman Beaulieu
Beaulieu, John Herman, 69, of Casco, Maine, died Saturday, January 28, 2006, at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center, Dade City, Florida. He was born February 20, 1936. He was a contractor his entire life and loved working with wood. His other pleasures were fishing with his children, grandchildren and taking them on boat rides. With his wife he enjoyed reading and searching our antiques. John was a member of the Masons and Shriners. John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joy Beaulieu and four daughters: Debbie Cait Johnson, Annette Fecteau, Juanita Mohn and Joanne Tenney and their mother, his first wife, Donny Tenney. John was grandfather “Papa” to his 12 grandchildren, Shawn Edele, Laura Edele, Meghan Tenney Johnson, Jason Fecteau, Natasha Fecteau, Amanda Fontes, Brandon Mohn, Justin Mohn, Zachery Mohn, Shannae Carroll and Krysta Martin; three great grandchildren, Christian Edele, Ariana Fontes and Scott Fontes. He is preceded by his mother, Laura (Michaud) Beaulieu, father, Samuel Beaulieu, one son Donald Beaulieu, one brother, Philip Beaulieu. A Memorial Service will be held in the Maine in the spring.
Ruth E. Morris
MORRIS, Ruth E., 91, of Sebring, FL, formerly of Reading Center, NY, died Monday, February 20, 2006 in Sebring. A homemaker, she had been a Florida resident since 1959, moving from her native Reading Center, NY. Survivors include 12 children, David Morris (Carolyn) Jacksonville, Bruce Morris (Lois) Bath, NY, Burge Morris (Suzie) Dresden, NY, Katie Snodgrass (Doyle) Homosassa, Terry Morris (Kate) Odenton, Md., Sharon Bennett (Ed), Mansfield, Ohio, Barbara Troyer (David) Mount Gielard, Ohio, Kenna Pettijohn (Fred) Kokomo, IN, Christopher Morris (Joyce) Clermont, Gene Morris ( Adele) Tampa, Steven Morris ( Debbie) Cherryville, NC Jackie Bailey (deceased husband, Raye) Sebring Fl.; 35 grandchildren; 57 Great Grandchildren; and 9 Great Great Grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Hammock State Park in Sebring.
Sandra Jean Mayotte
Mayotte, Sandra Jean, 69, Dearborn Heights, Michigan, died Thursday, February 16, 2006. She was born July 8, 1936 in Grayling, Michigan. She was a member of Redford Aldersgate Church. She was a homemaker and a member of the Red Hat Society. She loved to golf, read mysteries and gardening. Sandra was the family photographer. First and Foremost she loved and took care of her family. She is Survived by her loving family including her husband Burt Mayotte, two sons, Marty (Marcy) Mayotte, Canton Twp., MI and Mathew Mayotte, Dearborn Heights, MI, one daughter, Michelle (Gerald) Sitek, Brighton, MI., Mother Reva Fox, Gaylord, MI, two sisters, Donna (Mark) Mayotte, Harrison, MI and Valerie (Roger) Loe, Gaylord, MI and two grandchildren, Martin Mayotte, Jr. and Maria Mayotte. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at Redford Aldersgate Church in Redford, MI. on February 24, 2006 at 10:30 AM.
Richard "Dick" LaBarge
A memorial service for Richard "Dick" LaBarge, 66, of Winthrop was held at recently at Hodges Funeral Home, Dade City, Fla. Mr. LaBarge died unexpectedly on Feb. 13, 2006 at his winter home in Dade City. Mr. LaBarge is survived by his wife, Elaine; eight daughters, Janet LaBarge, Winthrop, Mrs. Carol (LaBarge) Hagen, Springhill, Fla., Ms. Lisa (LaBarge) Premo, Monks Corner, S.C., Brenda LaBarge, Winthrop, Roxanne LaBarge, Winthrop, Mrs. Nicole (LaBarge) Culver, Binghamton, Nancy LaBarge, Winthrop, and Mrs. Bobbie Jo (LaBarge) Frary, Winthrop; three stepchildren, Betty Jenkins, Massena, Gerald Cootware, Winthrop, and Douglas Goad, Winthrop; one brother, Joseph LaBarge; one sister, Rita Bell; 20 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph L. LaBarge and Mary Cotter LaBarge, and also by two daughters, Mary Ellen LaBarge and Catherine LaBarge. He was born Feb. 26, 1939 in the town of Potsdam on February 26, 1939, the son of Joseph L. and Mary Cotter LaBarge. Mr. LaBarge married Phyllis Pike on April 11, 1959 in Brushton, with the Rev. Sequin presiding. The marriage lasted for 43 years. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Elaine A. LaBarge Dec. 6, 2002 in Dade City, Fla. Mr. LaBarge was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 687. He was an over the road tractor trailer driver and drove truck for construction corporations and local small businesses throughout most of his life until retirement. He was an active member of the Moose Lodge Local 2276 in Zephyr Hills, Fla. He enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. He loved playing shuffleboard, driving motorcycles, four wheeling, singing and collecting model tractor-trailer trucks. He is especially known for his tall tale story telling of "the fish that got away."
Ernest Alvin Reynolds
Reynolds, Ernest Alvin, 80, Zephyrhills, Florida, died, Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Sunbelt Health Care Center after a brief illness. He was born January 8, 1926 in Wallagrass, Maine. He moved to Zephyrhills in 1978. He was a Beautician and owned and operated Salon for 20 years. He ranked in the top 20 Barbers in the world and worked at 20th Century Fox in Hollywood. He entertained passengers at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln New Hampshire. He enjoyed golf, loved to Ballroom dance. He was a member of the Baha'i' faith. Ernest was also World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He is survived by his loving family including his daughter, Brenda Clark, Lincoln, NH, sister, Nancy Leclerc, North Woodstock, NH, daughter-in- law Tammy Reynolds, Enfield, NH and friend, Jean Hierlihy, Zephyrhills; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is preceded by his wife, Myrtle Reynolds and son, Peter Reynolds. A service was held Friday, February 10, 2006.