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BAIN, DANNY RAY  
BAIN, DANNY RAY, 68 Dunnellon - Danny Ray Bain, 68, of Dunnellon, FL passed away January 23, 2016. He was born on June 3, 1947 to Paul Junior and Mary L. Bain in Talladega, AL. A contractor for most of his life, Danny served his country under the direction of the US Army. He moved to the area in 1997 from Miami, FL and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, FL. Danny was also a member of the VFW in Opa-Locka FL, loved fishing, playing golf, football and NASCAR. Along with his parents, Danny was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Bain-Sheppard and his nephew, Cody Carlton. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose M. Bain; son, Wayne (Ta Tanieshi Dené) R. Smith; siblings, Leon Wayne (Cinda) Bain, Paula Tarrant, Nora Cullom, and Judy (Robert) Bain-Dorris; grandson, Brandon Hines as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 9AM-10AM Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, FL with a Mass of the Resurrection beginning at 10:30AM. Immediately following the mass, the family invites friends to a luncheon at the church and asks attendees to bring a favorite covered dish to share. Burial will take place at 11AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial donations be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, FL or to the Make A Wish Foundation in Danny's name. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory Lecanto, Florida
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2016
BARTLETT, MARY M. - Dade City  
BARTLETT, MARY M., 83 Ocala - Mary M. Bartlett, of Ocala, FL, passed away in Dade City, FL on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Mary was born in Castlewood, South Dakota on June 5, 1932 to parents, Lloyd & Nellie Sikkink. After graduation from high school, she attended Sioux Falls College. Following college she worked as an elementary school teacher, then Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, where she met her husband, Jim. The majority of their life together was spent in Miami raising their five children. There, Mary worked as a school photographer at Wilson School Pictures but her greatest joy was raising her children and sharing her contagious laughter. She is survived by her five loving children and six grandchildren. A lakeside celebration of Mary's life will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3p.m., 34421 Tranquiview Lane, Dade City, FL. Private services will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Monday, February 8, 2016. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mary's name to the Parkinson's Association, www.parkinson.org or The Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org. Arrangements made under care of Hodges Funeral Home, Dade City, Florida.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2016
BEDENBAUGH, TAMARA  
BEDENBAUGH, TAMARA LYNNE (HARMON) Tamara Lynne (Harmon) Bedenbaugh, born June 1, 1958, in Camden, New Jersey, died Monday, Jan. 25, at the age of 57. She worked at Ellison Reality. She is survived by her husband Kirk Bedenbaugh, her daughter Allison, and three grandchildren, Christina, Brian, and Gabriel. She is also loved and will be greatly missed by her mother Marilyn Darnell and step-father Robert Darnell, her sister Sharon Harmon, and her three brothers Glenn Harmon and wife Cheryl, Mark Harmon and wife Marina, and Eric Harmon, and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by Pamela Kobett, a cousin who was like a sister. Also, a step-sister Dawn and husband Ed Zimmerman, two step-brothers, Robert Darnell Jr. and wife Bibi, and Brian Darnell. Tami loved to read - loved a good romance story. She had an eye for colors and patterns and enjoyed decorating. She could look at a room and see the possibilities. Tami collected elephants - with trunks up for good luck, of course. Tami had a strong faith. She loved the Lord and believed in His promises. Tami was special and was taken from us much too soon.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2016
BLACK, VERAH PAULINE  
BLACK, VERAH PAULINE, 101 Ocala- Verah Pauline Black of Ocala died on January 4, 2016 at the age of 101. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1914, she grew up in Dallas Texas. She met her husband, Robert Black during World War II and was married in Savannah, Georgia. Verah, known to her friends as Sunnie, had a long and varied life which included such occupations as employment agency owner, freelance writer, duplicate bridge life time master and director of duplicate games in West St. Louis County. She also sold real estate in the St. Louis area and in Ocala. Most who knew her would say her nickname, Sunnie, was an apt description. She always smiled at those she would encounter and possessed an optimistic outlook on life. She is survived by her son, Richard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and her daughter, Martha Dell, who succumbed to Leukemia at the age of 6.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2016
BLUNDA, CONSTANCE - Gloucester  
BLUNDA, CONSTANCE (PIKE), 93 Summerfield - Mrs. Constance (Pike) Blunda, 93 of Gloucester formerly of Essex passed away on Wednesday February 3, 2016 in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation after a brief illness. She was wife of the late Joseph Blunda. She was born October 22, 1922, daughter of the late Isaac and Katherine (Surels) Pike. Connie was a graduate of Gloucester High School and soon after moved to Springfield where she worked as a Secretary for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. After WW II, she was employed by Springfield College as a secretary and as a stenographic supervisor. After returning to Gloucester she worked in the Insurance industry. She was a permanent member of the Orange Blossom Hills Homeowners Association in Summerfield, Florida, of which she was secretary as well as treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary and was active in the crafts group. She was a devoted Red Sox fan. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Pike and his wife, Brenda (Perrin) Pike of Gloucester, Stephen Blunda and his wife, Paula (Andrews) Blunda of Rowley; her daughters, Joanne (Blunda) McDowell and her husbandm George of Westview, Yorkshire, England and Mary Jane Blunda of Hampton, NH; her cherished grandchildren, Isaac Pike, Alicia Pike and Brendan Pike all of Gloucester, Diane (Descoteaux) O'Neil and William Descoteaux both of NH and Michelle Blunda of Rowley. She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael Blunda; her three sisters, Gladys Stone, Ella Beard and Velma Beard; her two brothers, Valance Pike and Robert Pike. Connie's Memorial Service were held in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St. Gloucester on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her late husband's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Diabetes Association or the Friends of Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2016
BRISTOW, BASIL O.  
BRISTOW, BASIL O. June 10, 1930 - January 25, 2016 Ocala - Born in London, Eng-land, Basil immigrated to the United States in 1947. He and his mother and father were sponsored by his sister, Ruby Murray, who was a WWII war bride. Basil served in the American army from October 1948 - May 1952, with the 2nd armored cavalry regiment in Augsburg and Nuremberg, Germany and became a U.S. citizen in May 1952. He graduated Albany (New York) business college in 1954. Until she died in 2003, he was devoted to his wife, Evelyn, for 42 years. Basil found love again and married Carol Van Wagner in 2007. He was so proud to be an American and so loved his fellow man, that Basil spent his life serving others. He became a Rotarian in 1974, and served as president of the Southampton, New York Rotary Club 1978-1979. He was a member of the Ocala Rotary Club until 2011. He was a Paul Harris fellow. Basil retired after selling his gift shop in Southampton in 1987 and moved to Ocala in 1991. From 1991 until 1994 he helped build houses - and was a volunteer member of the speakers bureau - for Habitat for Humanity of greater Ocala. From 1994 until 2000 he served on the board of interfaith emergency services. He served as chairman of regents for the Ocala/Marion leadership partners program from 1999 to 2000 and continued with that group as regent/secretary until 2003. He was a member of the Friends of the Ocala public Library and served as president from 1999 to 2000, plus, he was a volunteer in the library bookshop for three years. He was a tutor for 'project read' for three years teaching adults to read. He was a member of the board of the Ocala/Marion Chamber of Commerce for the year 2001 representing the senior population. He has also helped paint the scenery for the Ocala Civic Theatre. From 2000 he served with the agency allocations committee of the United Way until 2011. He also served on the board of directors for the Fifth Circuit Public Guardian Corporation. He was a volunteer with MRMC where he was a member of the com-passionate care team so that no one dies alone - he did the voice over narration for hospital computer training skill films. He was a member of 11th hour visiting team for Marion County Hospice. He was a member of the board of the Ocala symphony orchestra for three years. The white house recently awarded Basil the president's silver volunteer service award for contributing over 4,000 hours of service to others. Since his retirement he tried his hand at writing. He has written 18 short stories (three of which have won awards). His article on 'America, the Land of Opportunities' was published in the forum section of the December 7, 1997 edition of the Ocala Star-Banner. He has also written a book of prayer and seven novels. Basil was a very spiritual person who touched many lives through his kindness, caring and love for others. He had strong beliefs and pioneered for peace and inner strength by listening to a higher being. Always calm and compassionate he was truly an example of God's love for all. He sent an inspirational email message to people around the world three times a week. Basil was truly a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers it is requested that you give to your favorite charity. There will be a memorial to celebrate basil's life on February 27, 2016 at the Bella Cucina in Oak Run golf and country club at noon.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2016
CANTARA, JACQUELINE  
CANTARA, JACQUELINE, 84 Ocala - Jacqueline (Jackie) Cantara, age 84, longtime resident of Ocala, FL., Formerly of Town of Townawanda & Dexter, NY, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2016. She was born February 3, 1931 to the late Joseph & Loretta Monette in Niagara Falls, NY. She cherished her family and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Jerry Monette of N. Tonawanda, NY; daughter, Linda Thrush and husband, Tom Thrush of Henderson, NV and grandson, Ryan Cantara of Buffalo, NY. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, David Cantara; son, Michael Cantara and wife, Marlene of Elma, NY; daughter, Jacqueline Provost and fiancée, Bob Ortega of Ocala, FL; granddaughter, Kristen Yard of Williamsville, NY; grandsons, Tom Thrush and wife, Kathy of San Jose, CA, Eric Thrush of Buffalo, NY, Sean Provost of Gilroy, CA and Steven Provost of Ocala, FL; great granddaughter Alexa Yard of Williamsville, NY. A funeral mass will be held on February 11, 2016 at 9 am at St. Jude Catholic Church, 443 Marion Oaks Drive, Ocala, FL 34473
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2016
CHOGI, KAREN  
CHOGI, KAREN, 69 Belleview - Karen Chogi, 69, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Karen was a native of Trumbull, CT and lived in Belleview, FL for many years. She is predeceased by her parents, Gaber Chogi and Evelyn M. (Dugan) Chogi. She is survived by several cousins in Florida and Connecticut. Karen was a former employee of Lockheed Martin. She was a generous person and a free spirit. She loved animals, especially cats. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Humane Society of Marion County, 701 NW 14th Road, Ocala, FL 34475. There will be a gathering from 2- 3 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016 with a memorial service to follow at 3 PM, located at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview FL.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2016
COOK, BETTY JEAN  
COOK, BETTY JEAN, 75 Ocala - Betty Jean Cook was born on October 24, 1940 to Mable Woods Cook and Henry Franklin Cook, Sr. She passed away on January 28, 2016. She was educated in the Marion County Public Schools in Ocala, Florida. Always a dedicated and committed employee she worked as a custodian for the Marion County Public Schools and retired after 50 years with The Pattillo family. Betty and The Pattillo's shared a close and special bond that lasted a lifetime. She was not just an employee she was family. She was a member of Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church where she enjoyed worshipping and singing praises of the Lord. She leaves behind siblings, Henry Cook, Jr., Eric L. Cook, Vincent K. Cook, Sr. and Bridget Cook Ford (Orlando), Glenn L. Cook and Walter J. Cook; her cousin, Joyce Davis, and a host of nieces and nephews including a very close niece. Latrice Cook Andrews. She also leaves behind her caregiver, Jerome Johnson and her special 'family,' Mary Alice Pattillo, Pat Pattillo (Donna), Redondo Beach, CA, Margaret Williams (Wayne), Lithia, FL, Nancy Barron (Dale), Ocala, FL, Anne Kail (Tom), Jacksonville, FL and Jim Pattillo (Amy) Birmingham, AL. Memorial Services for Betty Jean Cook will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 11AM at Greater Hopewell Baptist Church, Ocala, Florida.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2016
CRAMER, ALICE T.  
CRAMER, ALICE T., 85 Ocala - Alice T. Cramer, 85, passed away peacefully at home February 8, 2016. Born September 22, 1930 in Key West, Florida to Jose Martin and Eulalia Toledo. Alice was an entrepreneur of many things, she owned and operated Gator Frost in the Paddock Mall for some time. She volunteered frequently at MRMC, interfaith, and enjoyed gardening as well. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Cramer (1999); sons, Bruce Burris Courson, Daniel Courson, and her parents. She is survived by her son, Ron Courson, of Ocala; and grandchildren, Carry Courson and Bruce Burris Courson. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016 at Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Countryside Funeral Home with Chaplain Warren Thompson officiating. Interment to follow the service in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2016
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