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Joaquina Avila

Joaquina Avila, 81, de Ocala, Florida falleció el enero 20, 2022.

David John Carter, Sr.

David John “Dave” Carter, Sr., of Ocala, was a true outdoorsman. His favorite hobbies included water skiing, snow skiing, sailing, flying, duck hunting, handball, boating, golf, and working out. Despite the hobbies that he exceled in, or his business, which he was brilliant at, he always made it very clear that his family was his greatest accomplishment of all.

Ashley Marie Phelps

Ashley Marie Phelps, of Ocala: Everything she touched blossomed into life and love. But her biggest gift was her heart that she gave to us all. Lighting up our souls with hers, no matter if it was needed or not. Her smile lit up the room and our lives. Her love is the purest and most genuine being there for anyone that needed it.

Genaro De Jesus

Genaro De Jesus, age 86, of Ocala, Florida passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022. Genaro was born October 13, 1935.

Ursler Rachel West

Ursler Rachel West, enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and being an amazing person. She would have you crying laughing all at the same time.

Eleanor Copeland

Eleanor Copeland, of Ocala, loved to cook, garden, partake in activities within Oak Run, travel and take cruises, as well as engage with her loving family and friends.

Pearl June Sims

Pearl June Sims, of Ocala, passed away January 9, 2022 in Ocala, Florida

Anabel Victoria St. John

Anabel Victoria St. John, of Ocala, worked for Blue Ridge Telephone Company in Blue Ridge, GA, for 3 years, Service Station Aid, Miami, FL, for 12 years and Transition, Inc, Miami, FL for 16 years as Controller. She was an accomplished stained glass artist along with several other crafts.

Cynthia Terrese Gollon

Cynthia Terrese Gollon, of Ocala, enjoyed drawing, coloring, and puzzles. Cynthia was a caring woman with a good heart. She wore her heart on her sleeve and loved her family greatly.

John Peter Kehrer, Jr.

John Peter Kehrer, Jr., of Ocala,served in World War II in the Army Air Corp as a B-17 co-pilot. He also flew about 6 other planes before mustering out of the Army. Prior to his retirement he worked for Automobile Appraisal Service, which he owned until he retired.

Isaac G. Roberts, Jr.

Isaac G. Roberts, Jr., of Ocala, joined Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He graduated from Vanguard High School in 1976. " Pete" attended Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida on a basketball scholarship after graduating from Vanguard High School.

Brenda Joyce Crider

Brenda Joyce Crider, of Ocala, enjoyed gardening, making crafts and spending all the time she could with her family.

Mack Lewis

Mack Lewis of Ocala, loved his family and wife of almost 65 years that passed away last April. When he was younger , he loved to bass fish and travel. In later years, as health declined he became fond of Western movies. 

Billie Jo Buckland

Billie Jo Buckland, of Weirsdale, was a loving wife and mother.  One of her greatest joys was riding her motorcycle, completing a cross country ride in 2008. 

Mary Belanger

Mary Belanger, of Ocala, enjoyed being with family and friends, gardening, playing cards and mahjong, frequent travel and cruises, cross stich, and decorative card making among other crafts.

Ashley E. Fritz

Ashley E. Fritz, of Ocala, was a lover of all things nature: animals, plants, especially flowers, rocks, and minerals to name a few. Not only was she in tune with the earth, she was super smart. She was an avid reader and achieved straight A’s through Middle School. Ashley was beautiful inside and out. She was always caring and compassionate; “mothering” others as she thought that she could help everyone.

Mickey Lamont Jones

Mickey Lamont Jones, of Ocala, passed January 5, 2022. Celebration of Life services for Mr. Mickey Jones will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Robert Edward Cogswell

Robert Edward “Ed” Cogswell, was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman.  He was most happy spending time in the woods hunting with his sons and close friends.

James Edward Burleson

James Edward Burleson, of Ocala, spent many years as a gunsmith and enjoyed working that the Young Life Youth Camp.

James Carlson

James Carlson, of Ocala, loved to golf. He liked it because it was quiet. He was exceptionally good at it, and managed to accomplish 25 holes-in-one. Mostly he enjoyed being outside in the fresh air and spending time with other golfers - especially in The Villages.

Janet Marie Lingle

Janet Marie Lingle, of Ocala, had a relationship with Christ that inspired and permeated everything she did. She was always doing something for someone; family, friends, neighbors…she always helped. Even during her illness…up until her last days she just wanted to help with whatever you were doing. 

Linda Marie Dunlap Mann

Linda Marie Dunlap Mann, of Ocala worked as an avid stay at home mom, and raising and caring for her sons were her top priority. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed seeking adventures.

John W. Lambert

married his loving wife, Florence “Flossie”, and together the two shared over 60 years of love and happiness. John was a proud United States Navy Veteran who served his country for 6 years. He retired in 2008 from Marion County Public Schools where he worked as a Gas Mechanic.

Donald Drew Brown Sr.

Donald Drew Brown Sr., of Ocala, was an Army veteran and a member of AMVETS Post 22 in Ocala.  His greatest joys were being with his family, drinking coffee with friends and flirting with waitresses wherever he went.