Citrus County Chronicle

There was something about Mary

Mary Castro spent the early teenage years riding horses at her rural Homosassa home, and excelling in Lecanto schools. She left Citrus County for a jet-set life — modeling in Miami, surfing at Malibu, living overseas — but would return on occasion to visit with her mother, Joan Bracken. Sometimes she stayed a few months, sometimes a year.
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Tamarac Father of 5 Dies After Scuba Diving

A Tamarac man diving a popular shipwreck to celebrate his birthday died in the Keys last week, authorities and his widow said. Barry Alan Beckett, 50, a father of five, was diving the Vandenberg wreck with Southpoint Divers on June 15 aboard the commercial dive boat Phoenix, about 7 miles off the coast of Key West, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
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Miami, FLvillages-news.com

Benjamin Edward Trawick

Benjamin Edward Trawick was born in Miami, FL on July 27, 1931. He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree beginning at the University of Florida in 1952; graduating from the University of Miami in 1954. Therefore, he called himself, a “Gator-Cane.” His career consisted of design engineering with about ten years in the middle as co-owner of Hill York Mechanical Contractors. He was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church, a commissioned officer in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1954, and a licensed professional engineer in the State of Florida with credits that included Certified Master Mechanical Contractor and Master Plumber.
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Janet Lee Dumaran, 68

On Tuesday evening, May 12, 2021, Janet Lee Dumaran, loving wife and mother of 5 children, passed away at the age of 68. Janet was born on October 6, 1952 in Miami Beach, Florida. Janet is preceded in death by her son Stuart Dumaran, Grand-daughter U’ilani Dumaran, brother Robert Stuart,...
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Ronald Stephen Patterson

Ronald Stephen Patterson, 70, of Miramar, Fla, formerly of Hayesville and Robbinsville, N.C., went home to be with his Lord and Savior at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. on June 10, 2021. He was the son of the late Ed Jr. and Ruby Woodard Patterson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Ed Sr. and Belle Patterson and Fred and Cora Woodard.
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McWhite’s Funeral Home Services

Funeral services for the Charles Franklin Gaskin – 63 were held June 11th at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services for the late Willie Green, Jr. – 75 were held June 11th at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services for the late Shirley Ann Gilmore-Hanna – 71 held June 11th...
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Obituaries

Vincent Stevens, 66, died May 31. Graveside service will be held 1pm Thursday, June 10, at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery Central.. Andre Clinton Andrews, 83, died May 29. Service will be held 11am Saturday, June 12, at Bethel Baptist Church Dania Beach, FL. Trevor Reynolds, 86, died June 1. Service...
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Carol McCartha Ward, 70

Carol McCartha Ward passed away June 17, 2021 losing her long battle with Ataxia. She was born on February 12, 1951 in Miami to Harry C. and Frances Sentell McCartha. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Richard L Ward, three step children, Theresa (Artie) Frieg, Karen Dice, and William L. Ward and seven grandchildren Nicholas (Angela) Botti, Kristina (Sean) Iiams, Heather Dice, Carolanne Dice, Jessie (Eric) Smith, Jennifer Dice and Stormee Schempf and five great grandchildren. Also, by her brother Robert Bland (Sheri) McCartha of Beaverton, OR and niece Lauren McCartha (Geoffrey) Hazelnut, and her beloved cousins Annette (Mike) Coury, Frances (Amos) Blakey and the rest of the Henderson cousins.
Fernandina Beach, FLNews Leader

Colquitte Neil Avant

Colquitte Neil Avant passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at the age of 72. Neil (his middle name he preferred being called because no one could pronounce his family first name) was born Nov. 9, 1948, in South Miami, Fla. He grew up in South Miami most of his life and had many lifelong friends there and throughout Florida. He lived in Fernandina Beach, Fla., with his wife of 29 ½ years, Fawn Robin Avant.
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Albert Dotson Sr. receives emotional send-off

Family, friends and countless admirers said goodbye to a South Florida trailblazer last Thursday. Hundreds gathered to celebrate the “purpose-driven” life of Albert Dotson Sr. with an emotional homegoing ceremony, held at Florida International University’s Ocean Bank Convocation Center. The civic leader died May 29 at the age of 83, from complications due to amyloidosis, a rare organ disease.
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Ronald Stephen Patterson

Ronald Stephen Patterson, 70, of Miramar, Florida, formerly of Hayesville and Robbinsville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. He was the son of the late Ed Jr. and Ruby Woodard Patterson. In addition to his...
Fernandina Beach, FLNews Leader

Colquitte Neil Avant

Colquitte Neil Avant passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at the age of 72. Neil (his middle name he preferred being called because no one could pronounce his family first name) was born Nov. 9, 1948, in South Miami, Fla. He grew up in South Miami most of his life and had many lifelong friends there and throughout Florida. He lived in Fernandina Beach, Fla., with his wife of 29 ½ years, Fawn Robin Avant.
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James C. Boyd Funeral Home Services

Funeral services for the late Brother Robert L. Brown – were held June 10th at Mount Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor C.E. Glover officiating. Funeral services for the late Johnnie Lee Ford, Jr. – 52 were held June 11th at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel with Assoc. Pastor Hattie Johnson officiating.
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Barbara Fabian

Barbara Rupert Fabian, age 95, of Pompano Beach, Florida and formerly from Hartwell, Georgia, died June 5, 2021 at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hutchings Fabian; her son, David Rupert Critchfield; brother, Roy M. Rupert, Jr.; and sisters, Betty Turner and Dorothy Stevick.
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Roy Mizell & Kurtz Funeral Home Services

Funeral services for the late Andre “Sonny” Clintow Andrew – 83 were held were held June 12th at First Bethel Baptist Church with Presider Rev. Dr. G. Bernard Pope officiating. Funeral services for the late Iudia Sharelle “Indi” Crawford – 34 were held June 12th at Roy Mizell & Kurtz...
Deerfield Beach, FLKeene Sentinel

Beonca Durling

Beonca Durling, a longtime resident of Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully in the loving care of her family on Dec. 12, 2020, in Swanzey, alongside her loving sister, Gail Hale. She passed after a difficult time battling cancer for several years. With the support of her son and loving sisters, Tina and Gail, she finally went into the light to “sleep with the angels”
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William W. Allan, Jr.

William “Bill” W. Allan, Jr. passed away June 3, 2021. Bill was born on June 21st, 1934 to William W. Allan, Sr. & Gertrude Louise (Van Derli) Allan in Miami, Florida. He was the oldest of five children. Bill attended Miami High School where he played the trombone in the marching band. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, for one year, where he met his beautiful wife, Caryann (Davis) Allan. The couple married in Miami, FL on 12/21/54 and then settled in Chattanooga, TN, where Bill was attending Tennessee Temple College. After graduating college with a major in Bible and a minor in music, Bill was asked to fill in as the director of Bethel Bible School (a children’s home) on Signal Mt., TN, for a few weeks which turned into seven years. Five children later, within six years, the couple moved the family to Sarasota, FL. Bill worked in a typewriter repair shop for a few years and later helped start Community Christian Schools in Bradenton, FL. He was the principal of the school as well as the choir director of Community Baptist Church.