James H. Pearce

  • PEARCE, JAMES James "Jim" Pearce, 74, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL.

    Jim was born Sept. 5, 1937 in Youngsville, NC; son of the late Callie Hilliard and Ophelia Irene Pearce, of Norlina, NC.

    After graduating from high school, Jim joined the U.S. Navy. His 24 years in the Navy allowed Jim and his family to travel extensively throughout the Far East and Europe.

    After his retirement he and his family moved to the Casselberry area where he lived for the last 33 years. Jim had a second career with the Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division. He was Chief of Security for 17 years, and retired December of 2001.

    Surviving are his three children: two daughters, Joni Lynn Marzke and her husband Les of Debary, FL and Sheri Mendez of Odenton, MD; and son, Tim Pearce and his wife Christine of Sanford, FL; and four grandchildren: three beautiful granddaughters, Jennifer Piercy, Irene Mendez and Ashley Pearce and one handsome grandson, John Pearce. Mr. Pearce is also survived by five brothers of 11 siblings.

    Funeral arrangements are; viewing only will be held at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 West Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL on Tuesday, May 1 from 6 to 8 PM. Mr. Pearce's final resting place will be in Warren Plains, NC next to his late wife Shirlene Louise Stegall Pearce of 45 years.

    There will be a grave site Military Service on Friday, May 4 at 11 AM at Warren Plains United Methodist Church.

    In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his memory to the charities/church listed below. Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Warren Plains United Methodist Church, P.O. 71 Warrenton, NC 27589, Attn: Amy Barber.

    To visit his online Guestbook, go here.

Jack D.(Mac) McCutcheon

  • Jack D. McCutcheon, 74, from Rogers died December 10, 2012. He was born June 13, 1938 in Lindsay, OK to Welman and Bobbie (Tye) McCutcheon.

    Jack honorably served his county for 20 years in the US Navy and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was a crypto logical technician and was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation from the Secretary of the Navy for his work on the Clarinet Bullseye Task Unit.

    His passion was his family and dirt bikes. He owned his own vibration analysis business, Industrial Machine Diagnostics. Jack is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carol; children, Mike (Marybeth) of Rogers, Kenny (Linda) Greenwood, Tessy McMillan (Dennis) of Rogers; step-children, Kerry Bennett (Gary) of Rogers and Barry Teeter (Vanessa) of Las Vegas; brothers, Ken (Debbie) and Dale (Lois) of Russellville; grandchildren, Christi Brown (Zach) of Lowell, Sherry Allison (Daniel) of Aumborg, Germany, Jack and Lindsay McMillan of Fayetteville, Michael and Matthew MCutcheon of Greenwood, Jacob and Dylan Bennett, of Rogers, and Ryder Teeter, of Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by brothers Gene and Gerald.

    A visitation will be Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 5 until 8pm in Rollins Funeral Home Chapel. His funeral will be Thursday, 10am in the chapel with a burial to follow at National Cemetery. Pall Bearers: Jack McMillan, Michael and Matthew McCutcheon, Jacob and Dylan Bennett, Ryder Teeter, and Barry Teeter. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .

    To visit his online Guestbook, go to http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jack- Mccutcheon&lc=1877&pid=161650681&mid=5338304&locale=en-US

Henry Clay Haggard

  • Henry "Hank" Clay Haggard stepped into the Light 17 October 2012. He was born 22 June 1929 in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma. After graduation from High School he was inducted into the United States Navy, June 1948, by his Uncle "Chief" Kenneth Weeks. He served as Radioman, Communications Technician and Cryptologist for thirty years retiring 1 June 1978. He and his family were stationed in many countries throughout the world.

    He enjoyed martial arts, scuba diving and running in his younger years and in later years he played golf and loved ballroom dancing.

    He is survived by his wife, Betty, of sixty-two years. A Daughter Jeri and husband Dan Curtis and granddaughter Leah, son Terry and wife Bettiann, grandson Jerry, wife Elizabeth and great grandson, William, grandson Henry, wife Gabrielle, great grandson Dominic and great granddaughter Anastasia. He had a large extended family and many friends that he loved.

    Hank's philosophy is summed up by this short verse:
    "Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

    No services are planned at the present time. Family and friends will be notified when and where Hank's Celebration of Life will take place.

Bradley Anthony Moorby

  • Bradley Anthony Moorby, 72, died March 21, 2012, with his family by his side at Hospice in Zephyrhills, Florida. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11am at Veteran's National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with a celebration of his life to follow at AmVets, 4645 Airport Rd., Zephyrills, Florida.

    He was born May 30, 1939 in Vergennes, VT to Willard and Dorothy Moorby. Upon graduation from Cathedral High School class of '57 in Burlington, Vermont at the age of 18 he followed in the steps of his Father and brothers and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country proudly for 20 years and retired in 1978 as a Chief Petty Officer. While in the Navy he was on submarines and served as a Linguist in Russian. Upon retirement from the Navy, he graduated from Champlain College with an Associate's Degree. As a civilian he worked for an agency that supported the United States Navy with contracts and proposals in the Washington DC area. In 1989, he moved to Zephyrhills, Florida where he semi-retired doing various sales work. He retired in the late 1990's and has remained active in his local chapters of AmVets, NCVA, VFW, Elks, Eagles, Moose, FRA, and American Legion. He always looked out for his fellow Veterans who needed support and encouragement. He held the First Vice position in the AmVets Post 550.

    He is survived by Patricia Furister, his lifemate. He had two living daughters, Emily Jessup of Deltona, Florida and Carrie Roberts-Garvin of Webster, Florida. He had 4 Grandchildren; Aimee Jessup, Mark Jessup, Holly Roberts and Jerry Roberts. He was awaiting the arrival of his next grandson later this spring. His sister in law, Audrey Moorby still lives in Burlington, Vermont. He has many living cousins and Brothers in Arms who will greatly miss him. He was pre-deceased by his son, James Kenneth Moorby who died in infancy, his parents and his brothers Cecil Moorby and Lloyd Moorby and his Aunt Ada Clark.

    His Family asks that instead of flowers donations be made in his name to Gulfside Regional Hospice at 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541.

William R. McNutt, Jr

  • William Roosevelt "Bill" McNutt, Jr., age 82, of Fort Payne, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. McNutt retired from Dupont after 41 years of service and was a member of Henagar United Methodist Church.

    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Dell Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family received friends Monday from 5 until 8 p.m.

    He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Richard and Sharon McNutt of Clarksville, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Robert Matthews, of Mobile, Ala., Annette and Greg Gaugler, of Lilburn, Ga., and Mary and Tracy Cole of Fort Payne; brothers, Johnny McNutt, of La Palma, Calif., and Rex McNutt, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; sisters, Nancy Baker, of Fort Payne, and Priscilla Jones, of Valley Head; and six grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Epling McNutt, and sister, Mary Ann Nichols.

Beryl Charles Miller

  • LCDR. Beryl Charles Miller (USN Ret.), 80, Pensacola, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Beryl was a native of Scofield, Michigan but had resided in Pensacola the past 41 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen; 4 children, Patricia Williams (Dale), Philip Miller (Karen Overman), Christine Day (Michael) all of Pensacola, and William Miller (Ellen) of Tampa; and 9 grandchildren, Rebecca Williams Edmondson (Keith), Neil Williams, Matthew Miller (Kristyn), Allison Miller Levi (Jimbo), Patrick Miller, Tim Miller, Caroline Day, Melanie Day and Caitlin Day; and one brother, Earl Miller (Theresa) of Monroe, Michigan.

    Beryl was predeceased by his parents at the age of 10 and raised by his sisters Evelyn, Kathryn, and Freda and his brother Earl.

    In 1948, he joined the United States Navy and served honorably in the Naval Cryptologic community for over 26 years.

    He served as the Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Florida and retired in 1990 as Vice-President of Human Resources of the Lewis Bear Company.

    The visitation will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Harper Morris Memorial Chapel with a Rosary prayed at 4:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be 10:00am Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Stephen Bosso celebrant. Burial with full Military Honors will be at Barrancas National Cemetery at 11:45am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of NW Florida or to St. Paul Catholic Church. HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

    To view his online guestbook please go here.

Denney Wilcox

  • GREECE, N.Y. -- Denney L. Wilcox, 64, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. Predeceased by his parents, Ivan and Virginia (Landon) Wilcox and Barbel (Friedrich) Wilcox.

    He is survived by Mariangela Ardino; children, Claudia (Rick) Kundrod of Elyria, Jon Wilcox and Ryan (Kayla) Wilcox, both of Rochester, N.Y., and Beth Wilcox of Canandaigua, N.Y.; a sister, MaryLou Pace (Nancy Hall) of The Villages, Fla.; a brother, Rodger (Linda) Wilcox of Killbuck; nephews, Donny and Danny Pace, Rance (Jenny) Wilcox; great- nieces, Raven, Riley, Regan and Rory Wilcox; two "granddogs"; extended family, Christine (Nikolaos) Destounis, Sharon Annucci, Jonathan, Sophia and Alexandra; close friends, John and Bev, Dave and Marquita, Mark and Phyllis.

    Denney was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, assistant principal of Canandaigua Academy, principal of Bloomfield High School and athletic director of Hilton School District.

    Denney will be remembered by the countless lives he touched through his caring nature and selfless generosity. For more information about Denney, visit www.aliferemembered.com.

    Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home Inc., 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 and Long Pond Road), where Denney's visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private.

    August 11, 2010

    KILLBUCK -- Memorial graveside services for Denney L. Wilcox, 64, of Greece, N.Y., will be Saturday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. at Killbuck Cemetery, with pastor Roberta Fuller officiating. Killbuck VFW Post 7079 will conduct military rites.

    He passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. A complete obituary appeared in The Daily Record on Dec. 15.

David Berdan

  • David Berdan (1936-2011)

    David John Berdan, age 74, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away July 14th at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County.

    Born December 31, 1936, in Hawthorne, NJ, to John and Margaret (Rodgers) Berdan. David moved to Citrus County 5 years ago from Ocala, FL. He was a CTRC U.S. Navy, Retired, and he also retired from the U.S. Post Office. David was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL.

    Survived by his wife Dolores of Beverly Hills, FL; on son, Richard Berdan; three daughters; two stepsons, Jim (Nancy Mosokevich) Potter and Steven (Meri) Potter; one brother, Roger Berdan; five grandchildren.

    Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.

James Joseph (JJ) Leake

  • November 2, 1937 - January 5, 2012

    James Joseph Leake, 74, of Jacksonville, NC died January 5, 2012 at his home.

    A Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville with Rev. Dr. Robert Bankhead officiating. Burial will follow at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, with military honors, and Rev. Dr. Robert Bankhead officiating.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (Ruby) Leake.

    Mr. Leake was a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corp., having served in Vietnam.

    He is survived by a son, Robert Allen Leake of Jacksonville. Three daughters, Marie Annette Adkins of Clover, SC, Ann Lorraine Price of Hamilton, OH, Mary Louise Blakely of Pleasant Garden, NC. A brother, Robert A. Leake of Indiana. 13 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren.

    The family will receive friends from 7:00PM-9:00PM, Monday, January 9, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or the Women's Shelter.

    Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville

    Online Remembrance page.

Bernard "Joe" Oblinger

  • Bernard "Joe" Oblinger Sr., age 75, South Bend, Indiana went to Heaven on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 9:20 AM. He was born in Geneva, Indiana on March 21, 1936 by Mae and Elmer Oblinger who preceeded him in death. Joe married Phyllis Eileen Bolin on January 10, 1956.

    A loving husband, remarkable dad, awesome grandfather he left a legacy of love, patriotism, did not judge others and gave the shirt off his back to many. As a devout sailor, Joe served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years serving as a Senior Chief Petty Officer (cryptologist) in Japan, Germany, Turkey, Cuba, Pensacola, Hawaii and Washington D.C. He is a member of The American Legion Post 363 and an avid, professional geneologist.

    Joe was survived by his wife, Phyllis and their children; Joanna (Dan) Blacketor, Paula (Ray) Kruszweski, Ronald (Cindy) Oblinger Sr., Bernard Joe (Teresa) Oblinger Jr., and Teresa (Matthew) Seifers. He has thirteen grandchildren and eleveen great grand children.

    Visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2013 from 5 PM to 8 PM and again on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 9 AM to 11 AM.

    Funeral arrangements will be held Bubb’s Funeral Home, 910 North Main Street, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM.

    March 21, 1936 - Jan. 8, 2013 SOUTH BEND - Bernard "Joe" Oblinger Sr., 76, of South Bend, Indiana, went to Heaven on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, at 9:20 AM. He was born in Geneva, Indiana, on March 21, 1936, by Mae and Elmer Oblinger, who preceded him in death. Joe married Phyllis Eileen Bolin on January 10, 1956.

    A loving husband, remarkable dad, awesome grandfather, he left a legacy of love, patriotism, did not judge others, and gave the shirt off his back to many. As a devout sailor, Joe served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, serving as a Senior Petty Officer (cryptologist) in Japan, Germany, Turkey, Cuba, Pensacola, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C. He was a member of American Legion Post 363 and was an avid, professional geneologist.

    Joe is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and their children, Joanna (Dan) Blacketor, Paula (Ray) Kruszweski, Ronald (Cindy) Oblinger Sr., Bernard Joe (Teresa) Oblinger Jr. and Teresa (Matthew) Seifers. He was a grandfather of thirteen and a great-grandfather of eleven.

    Visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2013, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. A service celebrating Joe's life will be held at 12:30 PM in the funeral chapel. Burial is to follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.

    [Published in South Bend Tribune on January 10, 2013]

    You can visit his online guestbook here.

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