Essie Mae Peters (1913 - 2012)

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Essie Mae Peters, 99, of Inverness, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in Inverness.
She was born Sept. 23, 1913, in St. Catherine, Fla. Mrs.Peters was a homemaker and a 62-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Floral City.
She is survived by her daughters, Belva (Don) Giddens of Clermont, Ga; Arlene White of Leesburg, Fla., Neva (Ron) DuPree of Lake Wales, Fla., and Doretha (Joe) Strickland of Bushnell, Fla.; brothers, Hugh Hawkins of Bushnell, Fla., and Donald Lee Hawkins of Durant, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel. Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rickey Taylor presiding. Interment will follow at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Istachatta, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 43, Istachatta, FL 34636, or to the Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.
Online condolences may be left at Arrangements
entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 3, 2013
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