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October 7, 2018

Lona Elizabeth Yates Bryant

Lona Elizabeth Yates Bryant

Okeechobee - Lona Elizabeth Yates Bryant died Oct. 3, 2018. She was born March 6, 1944 in Vero Beach to the late John and Bertice (Sparkman) Yates. She came to Okeechobee when she was one year old. She was a member of the North Okeechobee Church of God. Mrs. Bryant was...

October 5, 2018

October 3, 2018

Lloyd E. Gan

Lloyd E. Gan

Okeechobee - Lloyd Earl Gan died on Sept. 25, 2018 in Okeechobee. He was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Feb. 7, 1928 to the late Ernest and Ada Gan. After serving in the Navy in WWII, Lloyd became an electrician in St. Louis and worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Carter...

Judy Kay Kelly

Judy Kay Kelly

Indiantown - Judy Kay Kelly ascended to Heaven on Sept. 30, 2018. She was born Aug. 7, 1950 in Batavia, N.Y. Judy was a longtime Okeechobee County school bus driver, having retired after 20 years. She enjoyed helping others and was an active member of the OCEA Union in her...

Troy Thomas Tuten

Troy Thomas Tuten

Okeechobee - Troy Thomas Tuten died Sept. 25, 2018. He was born July 4, 1943 in Waycross, Ga. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. A resident of Okeechobee since 1969, he was well known for his business ventures in town including the Archery Sports Shop,...

Bruce Wetherington

Bruce Wetherington

Okeechobee - Bruce Wetherington was born Dec. 1, 1965 to C.R. and Doris Wetherington in Pahokee. Bruce was a resident of Pahokee where he worked as a city cop for three years before joining the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office where he served 27 years wearing badge #4095. He...

September 30, 2018

Patricia Elaine Helsel (Pat)

Patricia Elaine Helsel (Pat)

OKEECHOBEE - Patricia (Pat) Elaine Helsel went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. She was born Oct. 24, 1941 in Miami to Howard and Dora (Sears) Pinder. She was a beloved mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Pat was caring and compassionate and didn't meet a...

September 28, 2018

Jody Allen Carter

Jody Allen Carter

Okeechobee - Jody Allen Carter died Sept. 25, 2018. He was born Feb. 25, 1960 in Pahokee. He loved gardening, hog hunting, cutting cabbage, and riding horses. He worked hauling hay, building fences, driving tractors, and most any ranch work. A true cowboy, he was also very...

Tracy Lynn Rivers

Tracy Lynn Rivers

Lakeport - Tracy Lynn Rivers died Sept. 24, 2018. She was born Feb. 19, 1963 in Naples. A resident of Lakeport for four years, she was a member of Church of God in Ft. Myers. She loved her dog, Bobo, dearly. Ms. Rivers was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Rivers. She...

Patricia "Pat" Wood

Patricia "Pat" Wood

Okeechobee - Patricia "Pat" Wood died Sept. 27, 2018. She was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Rome, York to the late Clarence and Ena May (Wheeler) Peabody. A resident of Okeechobee since 2008, she had worked at Publix and was a member of the Eagles, VFW, and Moose Lodge. She was of the...

September 26, 2018

Daniel Arellano

Daniel Arellano

Okeechobee - Daniel Arellano died Sept. 21, 2018. He was born Aug. 27, 1999 in Port St. Lucie. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed dancing, singing, and rapping. Daniel is survived by his mother, Bernabe Maria...

Charles Talmage Collins

Charles Talmage Collins

Okeechobee - Charles Talmage Collins died Sept. 22, 2018. He was born Aug. 2, 1955 in Okeechobee to Earl and Beatrice (Roberson) Collins. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he worked for the Okeechobee County Fire Rescue for over 25 years before he retired in 2003. He loved...

Marcos Antonio Minondo

Marcos Antonio Minondo

OKEECHOBEE - Marcos Antonio Minondo, Jr. peacefully and quietly entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Marcos was born and raised in Guayama, Puerto Rico to the late Javier Antonio Minondo, Sr. and Eduvigis Barbosa. In 1957 Marcos traveled to Okeechobee and...

Raymond Marcel Reyer

Raymond Marcel Reyer

Okeechobee - Raymond Marcel Reyer, Jr. died Sept. 21, 2018. He was born Aug. 15, 1937 in Natrona Heights, Pa. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He worked with the Ft. Lauderdale Police for 21 years and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police....

Chester "Lee" Woodman

Chester "Lee" Woodman

Okeechobee - Chester Lee Woodman died on Sept. 21, 2018. Mr. Woodman was born Dec. 13, 1935 in San Pedro, Calif. Lee led a full life with his wife, living in Hawaii, California, Colorado, and after many years traveling the country in an RV, he called Okeechobee home for the...

September 23, 2018

Lonzie Howard Busby

Lonzie Howard Busby

Okeechobee - Lonzie Howard Busby, Sr. died Sept. 19, 2018. He was born May 9, 1926 in Denton, Ga. to Julius and Anna (Morris) Busby. A resident of Okeechobee since 1988, he was a truck driver. Mr. Busby is survived by his son, Lonzie "Howard" Busby, Jr. (Lee), of Okeechobee;...

Rafael Nieves

Rafael Nieves

Okeechobee - Rafael Nieves died Sept. 20, 2018, in Lake Worth. He was born Nov. 24, 1951, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico to Alejandro Nieves and Ana Flores. He was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 12 years. Rafael served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He continued...

September 20, 2018

September 19, 2018

Otis Odell "Pete" Clemons

Otis Odell "Pete" Clemons

Otis Odell "Pete" Clemons, known to all as "Pete", passed away at home on Sept.16, 2018. Born May 30, 1927 in Kissimmee he was the son of Oscar and Theresa Bronson Clemons and a 4th generation Floridian. Pete's word was his bond and he was respected and beloved by all who knew...

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