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Arthur Somner

Arthur Somner was a U.S. Navy veteran whose Christian faith drove him to unselfishly live for others.

John Ford Throckmorton

John Throckmorton was an avid golfer and a WWII enthusiast. He loved woodworking, music, playing cards, watching movies, history, trivia, Sudoku, Oreos, and Chicago sports.

Marilyn Patricia Darnell

Marilyn Darnell was a phlebotomist in Massachusetts and later in Florida. She also earned a certificate as an x-ray technician.

Domingo Santos Jr.

Domingo Santos' favorite things were Spanish and Italian foods, and music of all genres including Marc Anthony and the 70s 80s.

Nancy Lee Mooney

Nancy Mooney retired from the Marion County School System after over 30 years, but she remained a part of the Lake Weir Middle School family.

Helma R. Weigmann

Helma Weigmann was always actively involved in the arts whether she was painting, sewing, embroidery or crocheting. S

Thomas Appleby Stearns

Tommy Stearns was a proud member of Rotary International, a dynamic presence in the Lion's Club, and an active participant in the Jaycees of Bermuda.

Daphne Victoria Stewart

Daphne Victoria Stewart, 84, formerly of Ocala, died peacefully at home in Jamaica on January 4, 2024.

Minister Arthur Lee Cobb Jr.

Arthur Cobb accepted the call to ministry and became a licensed minister in 2003.

Sandra Jayne Daniels

Sandra Daniels retired from Winn-Dixie in 2020 after more than 30 years of service, including time spent as head cashier and pricing manager.

Harry Meyer Jr.

Harry Meyer worked as a police officer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also was a volunteer firefighter.

Lana Sue Ponder

Lana Ponder was employed by Marion County Fire Rescue for many years. She had many talents, including baking cakes, organizing, decorating, making jewelry and was very creative in restoring furniture and household items.

John Leroy Naumann

John Naumann was an accomplished musician and played semi professionally and played his guitar in a couple different local bands.

Jesse W. Jenkins Jr.

Jesse Jenkins was super-organized, energetic, and led a fast-paced life. He always had a deep appreciation for music.

Karin Charalambous

Karin Charalambous was first a wife and mother, but she did have a passion for orchids, sewing and quilting.

Russell Middleton

Russ Middleton enjoyed bowling, softball, scuba diving, boating, archery, trap shooting, traveling, motorcycling, margarita Fridays, and fun in the sun.

Stephen Creighton

Stephen Creighton loved the outdoors and had a passion for drawing.

Barbara Jean Halvorson

Barb Halvorson worked 42 years for her alma mater, the University of Minnesota, before retiring in 2014.

Deacon Sylvester Michael Rawls Jr.

Sylvester Rawls worked as a welder for 27 years before retiring in 2017. He served as a deacon at Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church.

William Ervin Rumbach

William Rumbach was employed more than 40 years as a professor and dean at Central Florida Junior College (now College of Central Florida).

Timothy Dwayne Barthlow

Tim Barthlow graduated from North Marion High School and was a Florida Gators fan.

Dale Ann Flowers

An animal lover, Dale Flowers ran a family farm dairy goat and later focused on miniature dachshunds.

Lon Thomas Fishback

Lonnie Fishback loved car racing, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Dawn Melody Perinchief

Dawn Perinchief was very active in the Florida Garrison of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costume group.