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Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes - Kurfiss Groveland Chapel

Brewer & Sons has had the privilege of celebrating lives in the West Central Florida area since 1965. Family-owned since our inception, what began as a single location in Brooksville, FL now includes seven convenient locations throughout West Central Florida.

All of the staff at Brewer & Sons believe it is an honor to serve your family, and we strive to exceed your expectations every day. We offer unparalleled service, a highly trained staff, comfortable facilities and a continuing awareness of community needs and changes. Our well-respected business provides all services including commemorative ceremonies, a full range of memorial and cremation services, cemetery options, a unique continuing care program that extends beyond the ceremonies, and complete prearrangement services. Thank you for considering Brewer & Sons, we truly appreciate your trust.


Our Obituaries

Shauna Estelle Hoover

August 25, 1986 - June 14, 2017

Shauna Estelle Hoover, 30, of Groveland, Florida passed away June 14, 2017. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she moved to the area 25 years ago from Texas. Shauna attended and South Lake High School in Groveland, Florida. Shauna was employed worked in the hospitality industry. Shauna enjoyed spending time family and friends, watching football, and playing women's softball. Shauna had a...
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Albert Otto Koval

March 30, 1915 - March 25, 2017

Albert Otto Koval, age 101, of Mascotte, FL passed away March 25, 2017 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL, only five days before his 102nd birthday. Albert was born March 30, 1915 in Stockett, Montana. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 1963 after 23 years of service, later working as a construction supervisor. Albert is predeceased by his wife, Amanda...
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Richard Fredrick Kernan

February 3, 1946 - March 6, 2017

Richard Fredrick Kernan, 71, of Groveland passed away March 6, 2017 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Richard is predeceased by his parents, Fredrick & Patricia Kernan, and his son, Scott Kernan. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Nancy Capshaw; 3 sons, Richard (Rosemary) Kernan, Jr., Robert (Stephanie) Kernan and William Capshaw; 3 daughters, Tracy (Rob) Bice, Kimberley (James)...
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Charlene Mary Bryce

January 13, 1942 - March 3, 2017

Charlene Mary Bryce, 75 of Groveland, Florida passed away on March 3, 2017 at her daughter's home. She was born in Washington, D.C. and has been in the area for three years, but lived in Riverdale and Adelphi, Maryland before that. Charlene retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of dedicated service & was blessed with many friends & coworkers over the years who remained in touch with...
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Herman Jozef Van Den Bogaert

April 2, 1926 - February 9, 2017

Herman Jozef Van Den Bogaert, 90, of Groveland, FL passed away February 9, 2017 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. He was born April 2, 1926 in Aartselaar, Belgium. He was a proud immigrant to the United States from Belgium. He raised eight children and made a living by truck farming. He was proud to have his family become US Citizens. Herman is predeceased by his loving wife of 50...
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Kimberley D'Ann Jones

August 3, 1964 - January 6, 2017

Kimberley D'Ann Jones was born August 3, 1964 in Leesburg, FL and passed away January 6, 2017 in Clermont, FL at Clermont Health and Rehabilitation Center. Kimberley is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Wayne Jones. She is survived by her mother, Cornelia Patterson Jones, her sister, Lynda Jones and daughter of her heart, Bethany Jacobs, all of Groveland, FL and many other extended family...
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Lena Evelyn Allen

December 3, 1922 - January 2, 2017

Lena Evelyn Allen, 94, of Leesburg, FL passed away January 2, 2017 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. She was born on Dec 3, 1922 in Owensboro, Kentucky and was preceded in death by Husband-Charles E. Allen, Daughter- Margaret Crumpton, son- Danny Allen, Granddaughter- Lena Nicki Carper and Great-Granddaughter-Jennifer Rook. She is survived by 5 sons: David Allen of Conway, AR;...
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Julia Judy

September 3, 1923 - December 18, 2016

Julia Judy, 93, of Clermont, FL passed away December 18, 2016 at Clermont Health & Rehabilation Center. Born in Ludowici, GA, she moved to the area 72 years ago from California. Julia is predeceased by her husband, Morgan Judy, and her parents, Calvin & Vincy Deal. Survived by 2 sons, Herman Judy and Michael Judy; 3 daughters, Frances Brown, Lulu Mae White and Tammy Coffman; 2 sisters, Bessie...
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Yvetta Berrios

July 12, 1950 - November 25, 2016

Yvetta Berrios passed away November 25, 2016. Please check back for full obituary.
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Billy Joe Riggs

May 8, 1931 - November 21, 2016

Billy Joe Riggs, 85, of Groveland, Florida passed away November 21, 2016 at Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville, FL. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Mildred and Andrew Riggs; Billy is survived by his wife Mae Riggs; Sons; Gary (Carol), Keith, Karl (Glenda); Daughter, Debbie (Lewis) Jones, 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, along with...
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James "Jimmy" Harold Hyatt

May 8, 1938 - November 12, 2016

James Harold "Jimmy" Hyatt, 78, passed away November 12, 2016 at his home in Mascotte, FL. Jimmy was born May 8, 1938 in Arab, Alabama, the son of Gordon Harold and Mavis Lee Hyatt. He moved to the area when he was eight years old and worked on the family farm all his life. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Louise Brasswell, of Mascotte, FL; his son, Rocky; his daughter, Dawn; sisters...
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Granville Collins

April 20, 1940 - October 24, 2016

Granville Collins, 76, of Mascotte, FL passed away October 24, 2016 at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL. Granville is predeceased by his wife, Zona Collins; his daughter, Diane McDonough and his parents, Andy and Nancy Collins. He is survived by two sons, Glen Collins and Hobert Collins; one daughter, Janie Hernandez; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews...
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Mary Elizabeth Westfall

January 23, 1924 - October 24, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Westfall, 92, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Franklin,North Carolina, passed away October 24, 2016 at Lake Bennett Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ocoee, FL. Please check back for full obituary.
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Ruby Viola Rippy

February 29, 1924 - October 24, 2016

Ruby Viola Rippy, 92, of Groveland passed away October 24, 2016. Born in Monroe County, IN, she moved to the area in 1962 from Indiana. Ruby is predeceased by her husband, Lee Rippy, and her parents, Charles and Pearl Harris. She is survived by 4 daughters, Patty Buldoc, Rita (Roger) Jaynes, Mary Carter and Betty (Danny) Hopper; 2 sons, Walker (Janet) Adkins and Sammy Adkins; 29 grandchildren;...
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Columbus "Buddy" Leftwich

October 26, 1934 - July 20, 2016

Columbus "Buddy" Leftwich, 81, passed away July 20, 2016 at home, in Groveland, FL. He was born October 26, 1934 in Tazewell, VA, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Columbus is predeceased by his parents, Ellis and Lora Leftwich. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Ina Leftwich; 2 sons, Philip and Bill Leftwich; his daughter, Cindy Leftwich; 2 stepsons, Michael and Lyle Richards; his sister,...
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Sandra Joyce Sims

October 29, 1967 - July 12, 2016

Sandra Sims passed away July 12, 2016. Sandra is predeceased by her parents, Richard & Elsie Johnson. She is survived by her husband, William H. Sims; son Russell (Sarah) Davis; daughters Victoria & Tiffany Morrison; brothers Richard (Tammy) Johnson, Jr., David (Liz) Johnson, Donald (Sonya) Johnson, Hargis (Sherri) Johnson and Timothy Johnson; sister Linda (Faustino) Rojas; Grandchildren...
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Max Ray Joiner

July 27, 1933 - April 13, 2016

Max Ray Joiner, 82, passed away on April 13, 2016 at his home in Groveland, FL. Max is predeceased by his parents, Clarence M. and Annie Laurie Joiner, and son, Jerry Ray Joiner. He is survived by his son, Larry (Debora) Joiner; his daughter, Karon Maxine (George) Hitchens; sister, Jean Elizabeth Patrick and other extended family and friends. Services will be held in Jackson, AL.
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Shirley Jean Deitz

July 11, 1930 - April 4, 2016

Shirley Jean Deitz, 85, of Clermont passed away April 4, 2016 at Mike Conley Hospice House is Clermont. Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Maxie Deitz, her daughter Terri Conrad and her son, Kim Deitz. She is survived by three grandchildren, Stacey (Dwayne) McEntyre, Spencer Conrad and Blake (Tammy) Morrow; great-grandchildren Corey McEntyre, Stephanie McEntyre, Colton Conrad, Caylie Conrad,...
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Johnnie Lee Oliver

December 26, 1955 - March 27, 2016

Johnnie Lee Oliver, 60, of Lakeland, FL passed away March 27, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Johnnie was Baptist by faith and loved fishing, hunting and finding a bargain at the flea market. He was retired from Cement Products in Lakeland. Johnnie is predeceased by his wife, Laura Oliver (2011). He is survived by his loving family and many friends.
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Billie Jo Rozar McCracken

January 23, 1969 - March 22, 2016

Billie Jo Rozar McCracken, 47, of Groveland, FL passed away March 22, 2016. Born in Winter Garden, FL, she resided in the area her entire life and was proud to be a Florida native. She was the Postmaster at the Mascotte Post Office for 17 years. Predeceased by her father, William Rozar and sister, Lynn Green. She is survived by her mother, Victory Rozar; 2 sons, Jacob and Isaac McCracken; sister...
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Francine C. Tremblay

June 19, 1943 - January 30, 2016

Francine C. Tremblay, 72, of Groveland, FL passed away January 30, 2016. Francine moved to Florida 8 years ago from Franklin, MA. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Jeanette Ballas. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Laurence Tremblay, of Groveland, FL; four sons, Christopher Tremblay of RI, Kenneth Tremblay of FL, Randall Tremblay of MA and Patrick Tremblay of MA; her...
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Conrad Albert Henderson

April 8, 1939 - January 23, 2016

Conrad Albert Henderson, 76, of Groveland, FL. Passed away January 23, 2016. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Groveland from Maryland 44 years ago. Conrad is predeceased by his mother and father; Theolosia and Vernon Henderson. He is survived by his daughters; Valerie Contreras, Cheryl Cox, and Dawn Odell, sons; Thomas Henderson, Gary Henderson, Darrell Henderson, and Conrad...
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Yoko Nakamura Dasher

March 20, 1935 - January 23, 2016

Yoko Nakamura Dasher, 80, of Groveland, Fl. Passed away January 23, 2016. She was born in Kumamoto-Ken, Japan and moved to Groveland from Orlando 26 years ago. Yoko is predeceased by her husband; Jesse Dasher, mother; Toshie and father; Takeo Nakamura. She is survived by her daughter; Brenda Dasher, Son; Donald Dasher, granddaughters; Jessica, Sarah, and Sloane Dasher, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, along...
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Edmund Joseph Birnstiel, Jr.

June 14, 1967 - January 21, 2016

Edmund Joseph Birnstiel, Jr., 48, passed away January 21, 2016 at his home in Groveland, FL. He was born on June 14, 1967 in Bridgeton, NJ, moving to the area 12 years ago from Millville, NJ. Edmund is survived by his parents, Edmund Joseph Birnstiel, Sr. and Lillian (Williams) Birnstiel of Groveland, FL; sister Amy Birnstiel-Terrell of Groveland, FL, brothers James Birnstiel, Sr. of Millville,...
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Ruby Schuman

November 13, 1925 - January 10, 2016

Ruby Schuman, 90, of Groveland, FL passed away January 10, 2016 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. Ruby is predeceased by her husband, William Schuman; her mother, Netty Eden and her daughter, Peggy Mongillo. She is survived by her son, Larry Schuman, of North Carolina; her daughter, Jeanette Schuman, of New York; granddaughter and caretaker Monica Crocombe of Groveland, FL; seven...
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Thomas T. Todd

December 15, 1934 - January 1, 2016

Thomas T. Todd, 81, of Groveland, FL passed away January 1, 2016 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. Thomas was born December 15, 1934 in Bay Lake, FL and was a life long resident of the area. He was employed as a foreman at Postal Colony Grove Service for 28 years before his retirement. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and his...
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Rhonda Loraine Todd

February 16, 1971 - December 7, 2015

Rhonda Loraine Todd, 44 of Groveland, Florida passed away December 7, 2015 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was born in Meadville, PA. and has lived in this area for 25 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Todd; 4 children; 2 grandchildren; her mother; 2 brothers; 5 sisters; along with many other family and friends. She will truly be missed.
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Lucille G. Hargis

August 14, 1931 - December 3, 2015

Lucille "Tooter" Hargis, 84, of Groveland, FL passed away December 3, 2015 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. She was born in Coalmont, TN and moved to Lake County, FL 52 years ago from Gruetli, TN. Predeceased by her husband, James H. Hargis, her parents, Herbert and Susie Mae Griswold and her brother, Buddy Warren Griswold. Lucille is survived by her daughter, Susan Potter of...
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Rebel Pauline Brasher

September 8, 1919 - November 28, 2015

Rebel Pauline Brasher 96, of Groveland, passed away on Nov. 28, 2015 at Leesburg Memorial Hospital. She was born in TN and came to this area in 1959. She is Christian by faith and loved cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by her 4 children, Jerry (Joan) of Memphis, TN, Gerrell (Royalean) of Fruitland Park, FL, Linda Carter (Emmitt) of Groveland, and Randy Brasher (Brenda)...
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Pamela Wells

November 6, 1952 - November 23, 2015

WELLS, PAMELA, Pamela Coomer Wells, 63, Groveland, FL, entered into eternal rest and peace on November 23, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Wells. She is survived by her daughter Stefani Wells and son Troy Wells, brothers Patrick Coomer (Dian), Kevin Coomer and Randy Coomer (Barbara) and sisters Marcia Burkhardt (Don), Stephanie Kelley (Allen), and...
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Christopher Ryan Acosta

December 18, 1986 - November 13, 2015

Christopher Ryan Acosta, 28, of Mascotte, FL, passed away November 13, 2015 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Christopher was born December 18, 1986 in Eustis, FL and he has been a lifelong resident of the area. Christopher is survived by his mother, Beatrice Raya; his step-father Juan Raya; brother George Acosta; sister Rosa Acosta and many other extended family and friends.
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Guadalupe Saldana Sanchez

August 28, 1939 - November 3, 2015

Guadalupe Saldana Sanchez, 76, of Groveland, FL passed away November 3, 2015 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was born August 28, 1939 in Austin, TX and was Catholic by faith. Mrs. Sanchez is predeceased by four children. She is survived by her husband, Isabel Lopez Sanchez; eight children; Rosemary, Herlinda, Isabel, Jr., Lorenzo, Elizabeth, Juan, Vincent and Yolanda and numerous...
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Linda C. Nelson

October 22, 1948 - October 31, 2015

Linda C. Nelson, 67, of Tavares, FL (formerly of Mascotte, FL) passed away October 31, 2015 at Florida Hospital Waterman. Linda is predeceased by her husband, Ralph Nelson, and her parents, Boyd and Mattie Grider. She is survived by her two sons; Alfred Volner and Edward Volner, two daughters; Angela Volner and Erin Marie Dubose; two grandchildren and many other extended family and friends.
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Maria Guadalupe Sanchez

February 20, 1925 - October 26, 2015

Maria Guadalupe Sanchez, 90, of Groveland, FL passed away October 26, 2015 at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL. Maria is survived by her large and loving family.
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Maurilio Tarin Gutierrez

September 24, 1942 - October 10, 2015

Maurilio Tarin Gutierrez, Sr., 73, of Mascotte, FL passed away October 10, 2015. He was born September 24, 1942 in San Vicente, Mexico. Maurilio was happiest when all of his family was at home, under his roof. He enjoyed the simple things in life like fishing trips, tag sales, flea markets, collecting things, tending to his plants, raking the leaves in his yard and barbeques with family and...
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Amanda M. Slone

March 31, 1940 - October 3, 2015

Amanda M. Slone, 75, passed away October 3, 2015. She is survived by her Fiance', Albert Koval, 3 sisters, Maria Theresa Martinez, Graciela Martinez, Emilia Martinez, 2 brothers, Gilberto Martinez, Felix Herman Martinez, and many other family and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 at 132 E. Magnolia Street. Funeral Service will be held October 7 at 6:00 in...
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Diane Stephens

November 25, 1961 - September 25, 2015

Diane Stephens 53, of Groveland, passed away on September 25, 2015 at Lane Purcell Hospice House. She was born in Clermont and was a member of Tuscanooga Baptist Church. She retired after 24 yrs. from South Lake High School food service. Diane loved to take care of her family and spend time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 yrs., Gary; sons, Gary Heath Stephens...
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Artie Mae Porter-Peters

May 22, 1932 - September 10, 2015

Artie Mae Porter-Peters, 83 of Clermont, FL passed away September 10, 2015 at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL. She was born in Palmetto, FL and moved to the South Lake area four years ago. Artie is predeceased by her husband, Oren Peters, and her parents, Charles and Ethel Porter. She is survived by her daughter, Irma (Billy) Hoyle, of Clermont, FL and her son, Eugene (Christina) Parrish,...
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Fritzell Collins

July 27, 1941 - September 6, 2015

Fritzell Collins, 74, of Groveland, FL passed away September 6, 2015 at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL. Fritzell is predeceased by her husband, Lorenzo Collins, and her parents, Joseph and Josephine Jackson. Survived by four children, Lee Stoutamire of Mobile, AL; Darlene (Shane Gabbidon) Stoutamire of Groveland, FL; Yvette Flemister of Stockbridge, GA and Charles Anthony Stoutamire of...
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Jeff Cooper

September 4, 2015

Jeff Cooper, 58, of Orlando, FL passed away September 4, 2015 after a difficult battle with cancer. Jeff was born in Augusta, Maine and was the second son of Evelyn Avedisian Cooper and Dr. Douglas Clark Cooper. After graduating from Gardiner High School in 1975, Jeff attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1979. He spent five years in the U.S. Army, with...
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Jack E. Griffin, Sr.

February 25, 1927 - August 31, 2015

Jack E. Griffin, 78, of Clermont, FL passed away August 31, 2015 at his home in Clermont. He was born February 25, 1927 in Webster, FL . Jack is predeceased by his parents, John and Willie Griffin; his brother S. Griffin and three sisters, Tootsie Hunter, Frances Burnside and Mary Ansley. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kay Frances Griffin, of Clermont, FL; four children and their...
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Robert Lamar Green

November 8, 1961 - August 27, 2015

Robert Lamar Green, 53, of Groveland, FL passed away August 27, 2015. Robert is predeceased by his parents, Wilburn and Agnes Green. He is survived by his loving wife, Julie Green, of Groveland, FL; his son, Kade Coward, of Groveland, FL; his brothers, Jerry Green of Apopka, FL and David Green of Dothan, AL; several nieces, nephews and many other extended family and friends.
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Elizabeth Boyd

March 31, 1936 - August 25, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Boyd, 79, passed away on August 25, 2015. God took one of the best. Her golden heart stopped beating and her hard working hands are at rest. Her love will walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near and always loved. Proceeded in death by husband William Boyd; missed by daughters Ann Wallis and husband; Debbie Mixon and husband; Barbara Boyd; 7 grandchildren; 14...
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Ocie Rebecca Harless

July 31, 1929 - July 9, 2015

Ocie Harless, 85, of Groveland, FL passed away July 9, 2015 at Avante at Mount Dora. Ocie is predeceased by her husband, Clayton Harless, her son, Steve Harless, and her parents, William Snyder Lockhart and Rosetta Lockhart. Survived by her daughter, Susan Smith, of Mascotte, FL; son Ricky (Gail) Harless of Eustis, FL; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; her brother Cecil Lockhart and many...
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Janet Eunice Lamons

January 14, 1925 - July 2, 2015

Janet E. Lamons, 90, of Groveland, FL passed away July 2, 2015 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, FL. She was born January 14, 1925 in Morgan County, AL. Janet was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War and was Baptist by faith. Survived by one son, Randall D. Lamons, of Clermont; her special niece, Janice (Jack) Strickland, of Groveland; brother Earl Lamons of Hixson,...
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Melissa G. "Lisa" Booth Wilkes

December 10, 1962 - January 20, 2015

Melissa G. "Lisa" Booth Wilkes passed away January 20, 2015 at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL. Born in Clermont, she was a life-long area resident. Predeceased by her husband, Tony Wilkes. Survived by two sisters, Karen (Jim) Pollack and Charlotte Kelly; nephews Justin Pollack, Zachery Pollack and Dwayne Kelly; niece Renee (Eric) King and many extended family and friends. In lieu of...
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Donald Paul Plunkett

March 23, 1940 - December 29, 2014

Donald "Don" Plunkett, 74, of Groveland passed away December 29, 2014. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was a resident of the area for over 40 years. Don was the past owner of Central Florida North Trucking, and enjoyed bowling and playing computer poker. Don is survived by his 4 children; Walter Plunkett of Groveland, Brenda Fender of Groveland, Raymond Price of NY, Randy Price of NY and Steve...
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Jerry Daniels

December 23, 2014

Daniels, Jerry, 62, of Groveland passed away on December 23, 2014, at his home. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia and moved to Groveland 16 years ago from Clermont. He attended Church at South Lake in Clermont. Jerry loved hunting, fishing and the farm. He is predeceased by his brother, Willis C. Daniels and his sister: Alma Daniels Pack. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Groveland;...
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James Richard Bradley

June 2, 1986 - November 16, 2014

James Richard Bradley, 28, of Groveland, FL passed away November 16, 2014 at UF Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. James was born June 2, 1986 at North Shore Medical Center in North Miami, FL, moving to the area ten years ago from Fort Lauderdale. He attended Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, FL from 10th through the 12th Grade, where he received the Fruit of the Spirit Award (Gal 5:22-23) and...
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Sharon Gale Alley Giddens

January 29, 1950 - September 21, 2014

Sharon Gale Giddens, 64, died September 21, 2014. Her parents, Charles and Emma Lee Robinson, Alley preceded her in death. A retiree from the lake County School Board, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Birley "Buddy" Giddens, Jr.; son, Birley Giddens, III (Amy); Daughter Trina Giddens Nussbaumer (John); granddaughters Lindsey Nussbaumer, Morgan Giddens and Olivia Giddens; brother Tom...
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Muriel L. Ebanks

December 24, 1938 - September 4, 2014

Muriel L. Ebanks, 75, passed away September 4, 2014 at her home in Groveland. Born in Costa Rica, she moved to Groveland in 1988. She was a member of Clermont Seventh Day Adventist Church, and loved singing, piano and harmonica. Survived by her husband of 37 years, Leslie, and two sons, Marcos Ebanks and Mauricio Ebanks, all of Groveland; 4 grandchildren, Desiree, Marcos Jr., Maurisha and...
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Roy Wilson Pike

March 30, 1923 - August 3, 2014

Roy W. Pike, 91 of Groveland passed away August 3rd. He was a WWII Navy veteran and a life member of American Legion Post 239 in Groveland/Mascotte. Very involved in his community, he served on the City Council and the Parks & Recreation Board. He enjoyed puzzles and NASCAR racing. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred L. Pike, and daughter, Julie Pike. Survived by daughters, Sandy Martin,...
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Raymond A. Williams

November 1, 1915 - May 27, 2014

Raymond A. Williams, 98, of Groveland passed away May 27, 2014 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. A lifetime resident of Groveland, he was a farmer, lumberjack and a member of the First Baptist Church in Groveland. Proceeded in death by his wife, Ruby Williams, and 2 grandchildren; Michelle Williams and Brandon Rivenbark. Survived by 2 sons; Ronald E. (Sheila) Williams of Kathleen, FL...
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Nettie Mae Kirkland

August 29, 1930 - November 7, 2013

Nettie Parker Kirkland, 83, of Groveland went to be home with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2013. She was at home with her family by her side. Nettie was the daughter of the late William Jefferson Parker and Lula Mae Walker. She retired after 26 years with Lake Co. Schools. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Carl Kirkland, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great...
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Marta L. Clements

March 17, 1930 - September 19, 2013

Marta L. Clements, 83, of Groveland passed away September 19, 2013 at her home in Groveland. Marta was laid to rest beside her late husband, William, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
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Brandon A. Azuara

February 24, 1999 - September 2, 2013

Brandon Azuara, age 14, of Mascotte passed away on September 2, 2013. He was born in Orlando and has lived his entire life in Mascotte. He is a member of La Primera Iglesia Bautista de Mascotte Church and attended Groveland Middle School. He enjoyed basketball, soccer and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his mother and step-father: Ana Azuara and Angel De Leon; his...
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Melvin Don'l Burkhalter

June 10, 1939 - June 16, 2013

Melvin Don'l Burkhalter of Groveland passed away June 16, 2013 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. Born in Orlando, he owned and operated a paint and body shop in Orlando and later in Groveland. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Melvin loved racing his #31 race car throughout the Southeast, and holds the track record at New Smyrna Speedway to this day. Melvin is survived by...
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Josephine S Busch

February 18, 1921 - February 20, 2013

Josephine S. Busch, 92, passed away February 20, 2013 at her home in Groveland, FL. Born in Jackson, MS, she moved to Florida in 1956. She served in the U.S. Army 5th Army Headquarters during WWII in North Africa and Italy. She was a member of the Tri-County Veteran's Association and the Telephone Pioneers of America, and was Baptist by faith. Josephine is survived by three daughters; Sandra...
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Jayson Ezequiel Conde

December 31, 2012 - February 11, 2013

Jayson Ezequiel Conde, age 1 month, of Mascotte, passed away on February 11, 2013. He was born in Orlando on December 31, 2012. Jayson was a happy baby, bringing so much joy to his parents and loving family. Jayson was preceded in death by his grandmother, Martha Cruz. He is survived by his parents, Joaquin and Erika Conde, and his big brother, Edson, aged 4; maternal grandparents Abraham and...
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Jacob Wayne Stiefel

January 15, 1991 - October 13, 2012

Jacob Wayne Stiefel, 21, of Leesburg passed away October 13, 2012. He was a 2009 graduate of Eustis High School, Eustis, FL and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jacob was preceded in death by his father, Kevin Stiefel, in 2007. He is survived by his mother, Wanda (Dan) Curry, of Crystal River, FL, his sister, Sabrina Stiefel, of Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, his grandmother, Eloise Johns of Groveland,...
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Eric Taylor Bradley

June 2, 1997 - August 11, 2012

Eric Taylor Bradley, 15, of Groveland, FL passed away August 11, 2012 at University of North Carolina Children's Hospital, Chapel Hill. Eric was born June 2, 1997 at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, FL, moving to the area ten years ago from Fort Lauderdale. He attended Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, FL from Kindergarten through the 6th Grade and Real Life Christian Academy...
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Sabina Chelsy Collado

December 23, 1998 - July 25, 2012

Sabina Chelsy Collado, 13, of Groveland passed away quietly at her home July 25, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. Sabina was born December 23, 1998 in Mineola, New York and was an 8th grade student at Gray Middle School in Groveland. Sabina enjoyed exploring, baseball, swimming, music and dancing. Her dream was to become an architect so she could design and build homes for...
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Jesus Vera-Ramirez

January 28, 1952 - July 14, 2012

Jesus Vera-Ramirez, 60, of Groveland, passed away July 14, 2012 in Clermont. He was born January 28, 2012 in Leon, Mexico. Jesus had a great love for music, loved to tell stories and was always smiling. He was employed as a lawn maintenance caretaker at Legends Golf Course in Clermont. He is survived by his loving daughter, Maribel Vera, of Groveland.
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Eddie Frances Hitchcock

December 13, 1921 - July 13, 2012

Eddie Frances Hitchcock (née Pritchett) passed away July 13, 2012 at the age of 90. Graveside services will be held at 10 o'clock on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Dade City Cemetery in Dade City, FL. Eddie was a native of Groveland, FL but had made her home in Middletown, RI since 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard J. Hitchcock, Jr. in 1977. She is survived by her five sons...
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Harold E. "Bud" Kyle

September 12, 1929 - June 17, 2012

Harold E. "Bud" Kyle, 82, of Groveland, FL passed away on Father's Day, Sunday June 17, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Gass) Kyle, daughters Jean, Kathy and Holly, sons Chuck and David and grandchildren Kyle, Zachary, Bethany, Kimberly, Shelby, Kylan, Kasstin, Jason and Brian. Bud was active in the Community Church in Howey-in-the-Hills as an elder and choir member, a member of...
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Charles V. Carico

January 29, 1936 - June 12, 2012

Charles V. Carico, 76, of Groveland, FL, known to most as Chuck, passed away at his home on June 12, 2012. Charles was born at home in Ironton, OH on January 29, 1936. His family moved to Florida in 1951, 61 years ago. He moved to Groveland in 1955, calling it his home for 57 years. Charles attended Ice Creek School and Coal Grove School near Ironton before moving to Clermont at 15 years of...
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Millard Allen Sapp

May 31, 2012

Millard Allen Sapp, 65, of Groveland, Florida passed away on May 31, 2012. He was born in Sandersonville and was a lifelong resident of the Groveland area. He was Pentecostal by faith and attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Groveland. He was an Air Force Veteran, serving in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jean, of Groveland, daughter Michelle (Brian) Maybury of...
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David G. Rose

September 13, 1937 - May 21, 2012

David was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. With him, what you saw was what you got. Born the youngest of six children to Ressie Jane and Robert Rose, his childhood was a hard but happy one. He enjoyed simple things like hunting and fishing in rural Tennessee with his dog, Boots, and buddy Dallas. He joined the Army, where he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and...
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Eugene "Gene" Gordon Clark

January 9, 1948 - March 25, 2012

EUGENE "GENE" GORDON CLARK, 64, of Groveland, FL passed away March 25, 2012 at his residence. Gene was born January 9, 1948 in Winchester, VA. He was a retired carpenter and mason, working with Poynter Harder Construction, Weber Construction, Asbury Construction, and Foley International. His specialty was designing and building traditional masonry fireplaces. He enjoyed playing practical jokes...
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Jimmie Lois Watson

March 7, 1925 - February 27, 2012

Jimmie Lois Watson, 86, of Groveland passed away February 27, 2012, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Tuscanooga Baptist Church and worked for several years at Clermont Medical Center in Groveland. She is survived by three sons, Jimmy R. (Nila) Watson of Saint Augustine, FL, Tom (Maryanne) Watson of Plano, TX and Dale (Sheila Anne) Watson of Leesburg, VA, 11 grandchildren...
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William "Bill" Sidney Ferguson

April 6, 1945 - November 24, 2011

William "Bill" S. Ferguson, 66 of Groveland, FL. passed away November 24, 2011 at 12:45. He was born in Lucedale, MS., and came to the area 20 years ago from Casselberry, FL. Bill was Lutheran by faith, and retired from Disney World as a master carpenter. He is predeceased by his son Kenneth E. Ferguson who passed away in 2004. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Jean E. Ferguson of...
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Arnold E. Brown

December 29, 1939 - November 5, 2011

Arnold (Gene) Brown was a native Floridian who enjoyed traveling the United States on his motorcycle. He was a member of the Brown family that helped settle Groveland which was originally called Taylorville. He is survived by his long time partner and companion, Susan Nickell; his son, Geno Brown (wife Jan); granddaughter, Jessica; as well as two brothers, two sisters and numerous cousins.
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Daisy Mae Brown

July 22, 1919 - October 13, 2011

Daisy Mae Brown, age 92, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away on October 13, 2011 at home. She was born in Mascotte, Florida on July 22, 1919 to Lundy Esther Hunt and Roy Lester Hart, Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Groveland and the Eastern Star. Daisy was a retired citrus nursery and grove owner north of Mascotte on Simon Brown Road. She was predeceased by her son, Phillip...
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John V. Snoles

September 25, 1925 - October 7, 2011

John V. Snoles, age 86, of Groveland, Florida, passed away October 7, 2011 at the Mike Conley Hospice House. He was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on September 25, 1925 to Kentonas Snoles and Elizabeth Kazeliunite. He was a member of the Catholic Church and a pioneer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Doris Snoles of Groveland, Florida and his daughter, Susan Snoles of Orlando,...
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Scott Alan Fuller

September 15, 1961 - September 28, 2011

Scott Alan Fuller, age 50, of Groveland, Florida passed away September 28, 2011 at home. He was born in Attleboro Massachusetts, and moved here in 1988 from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Scott was a Firefighter/EMT for the City of Groveland and a member of the Lake County Search & Rescue Dive Team. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served as the constable for the City of...
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Donald Allan Dulaney

October 8, 1930 - September 26, 2011

Donald Allan Dulaney, of Wildwood, passed away September 26, 2011 at his home. He was born October 8, 1930 in Washington DC. He was predeceased by his wife Suzanne Terrett Dulaney. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Donald Allan Dulaney, Jr., Richard Edward Dulaney, Kenneth Wayne Dulaney, Michael Eugene Dulaney; daughter, Deborah Lynn Dulaney Myers; and 13 grandchildren and 7 great...
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Robert E Meeks, Jr.

February 16, 1957 - September 20, 2011

Robert E. Meeks, Jr. age 54, of Okahumpka, Florida, passed away 9/20/2011 at home. He was born in Altamont, Tennessee. He is predeceased by his father, Robert E. Meeks, Sr.; and sister, Charlotte Meeks. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary Meeks of Okahumpka, Florida; mother, Helen Adams of Ocala, Florida; sons, Andy Meeks (wife Jessie) of Connecticut and Matthew Meeks (wife Lynn)...
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Alliethia N. Smith

January 20, 1926 - September 11, 2011

Alliethia N. Smith, age 85, of Brandon, Florida, passed away September 11, 2011 at Consulate Health Care of Brandon. She was born on January 20, 1926 in St. Augustine, Florida. She attended school in the Bay Lake Area and graduated from Groveland High School. After graduating, she worked at the Palm Restaurant. Alliethia retired from Bank of America, formerly Barnett Bank, in Winter Park...
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William Bruce Richie

March 20, 1964 - September 8, 2011

William Richie, age 58, of Winter Garden, passed away on September 8, 2011 at Health Central in Ocoee, Florida. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is survived by Sisters, JoAnn Yaun and Tammy LaLiberte; Nieces Kathleen Cotton (husband Michael) and Victoria Champion (husband Jason); Grandnieces, Rachael Cotton, Tiffani Cotton, Serena Cotton, Autumn Champion; and Grandnephew, Brent...
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Maria Olivia Cuevas

October 16, 1940 - September 6, 2011

Maria Olivia Cuevas, 70, of Groveland, Florida, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Matamoros, Tam, Mexico. Maria is survived by her loving husband Eliseo Cuevas; children, Maria Martinez, Eliseo Cuevas, Jr., Jose Luis Cuevas, Dora Hernandez, Elias Cuevas, Jazmin Cuevas-Barbosa, Alma Cuevas; Siblings, Trinidad Mendiola, Julia Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, Noe...
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Suzanne Terrett Dulaney

February 23, 1931 - September 2, 2011

Suzanne Terrett Dulaney, of Wildwood, passed away September 2, 2011 at her home. She was born February 23, 1931 in Washington, DC. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Donald Allan Dulaney, and other family members and friends. Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes, Groveland Chapel, 352-394-8500. Please visit the online obituary and guestbook at www.brewerfuneral.com.
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Verna S. Gano

June 3, 1921 - August 3, 2011

Verna S. Gano, 90, of Groveland, Florida, passed away August 3, 2011. She was a graduate of Groveland High School and a member of Edge Memorial United Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a proud mother of 5 children, for her kindness toward others, her great sense of humor and her beautiful smile. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and dance. She loved people and had a way of...
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Mary A Huggins

July 28, 1928 - July 29, 2011

Mary A. Huggins, age 83 years, of Groveland, Florida, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, Florida; she was born in Burnsville, Mississippi. Mary is survived by daughters, Pennie Huggins, Diane Huffman, Sandie Mcgreger, grandchildren, Aaron Huggins, Stephane Huffman, Mitchell Huffman, Mary Lizzi, Joey Lizzi, great grandchildren, Maia Maldonado, Layla Maldonado...
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Antonio Ibarra

April 1, 1961 - July 29, 2011

Antonio Ibarra, age 50 years, of Mascotte, Florida passed away on July 29, 2011 at Lane Purcell Hospice House. He was born in Laredo, Texas. He is survived by: his loving wife, Sanjuana Ibarra, children, Karina Ibarra, Noel Ibarra, Antonio Ibarra, Adrian Ibarra, parents, Manuela Ibarra, Santiago Ibarra. Friends will be received on: Monday, August 1, 2011 from 4:00-9:00pm at the Groveland Chapel...
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Delphine S. Hurst

October 17, 1940 - July 29, 2011

Delphiene S. Hurst, age 70 years, of Groveland, Florida passed away on July 29, 2011 at South Lake Hospital; she was born in Kentucky. She was predeceased by her loving husband Edward Hurst, she is survived by: children, Eddie Hurst, David Hurst, Maudie Hurst, Walter Hurst, Charley Hurst, Paul Hurst, Elbert Hurst (wife Julie), Jess Hurst, Sterling Hurst, and a host of grandchildren. Delphine was...
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Tina R Nussbaumer

November 3, 1967 - July 29, 2011

Tina R. Nussbaumer, age 43 years, of Mascotte, Florida, passed away: Friday, July 29, 2011 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, she was born in Summer Point, New Jersey. Tina was predeceased by her mother Kay George Test. Tina is survived by her loving husband, Joseph W. Nussbaumer III, father, William Test, brother Steve Test, aunt Joanna Lemasters and a host of other loving relatives and...
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James Terry Carter

May 19, 1947 - July 22, 2011

James Terry Carter, age 64 years, of Mascotte, Florida passed away: Friday, July 22, 2011 at Orlando Regional Medical Center, he was born in Leesburg, Florida. He was predeceased by: his loving wife Faylene Vickers Carter, he is survived by: children, James Terry Carter Jr. (wife, Tonya Nichole), Kyle Rhys Carter (Fiancé, Kristin Bergeron), Kimberly Elkins, Lisa Carter Mcdonalds (husband,...
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Shirley A. Lay

April 11, 1937 - July 6, 2011

Shirley A. Lay, age 74 years, of Groveland, Florida, passed away on July 6, 2011. Shirley was a member of Real Life Church. The Moose 1615, The Lake County Eagles 4273, retired from Walt Disney World. Predeceased by first husband Gordon Walther Krueger, II and second husband Finley S. Lay. Survived by her children: Gordon Walther Krueger III, Ann Marie McLaughlin, Karl Krueger, and Elizabeth...
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Frances M. Patrick

August 14, 1938 - July 2, 2011

Frances M. Patrick, age 72 years, of Groveland, Florida, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center; she was born in Troy, Pennsylvania. Frances is predeceased by: husband, Roger L. Patrick, parents, Jack and Jeanette Spillane, survived by: son, Billy Patrick (wife, Colleen), daughters, Bobbijo Riley(husband, Stew), Linda Kennedy (husband, Nelson), Annette Johnson ...
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Penny Jennings Luna

September 13, 1977 - July 1, 2011

Penny Jennings Luna, age 33 years, of Groveland, Florida, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011; she was born in Orlando, Florida on the Naval Base. Penny is predeceased by her father, Bernard Smith, she is survived by her husband, Alvaro Luna, son Sabastion Diego Luna, mother, Patricia Smith, step father, Leroy Varns, sisters, Desiree Luna , Krystal Luna, Brother, Sean Smith and a host of aunts,...
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Rick Dean Ochinero

June 15, 2011

Rick Ochinero aka Cledis flew to heaven at the age of 56. He's survived by his son Benji Ochinero, his daughter Valerie Ochinero, his grandson Dalton and his ex-wife Sheila Houston. Rick said that he had “the best life that has ever been.” He loved his kids and his grandson. Rick loved his family – his sisters Kimberly and Laura and his brothers Michael and Tony. He loved every one of...
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Betty Thornrose Lord

February 16, 1922 - May 30, 2011

Betty Thornrose Lord, age 89, of Clermont, Florida, passed away: May 30, 2011 at Superior Residences of Clermont, she was born in Chicago, Illinois. Betty is predeceased by her husband Durwood Lord, Betty is survived by her loving children: Betty Medley (husband Dr. William A.) of Jacksonville, AL, Bunny Williamson of Clermont, FL, Michael Lord of Titusville, FL, Penny Hanchey (husband Robert E...
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Marvin E. Thornton

July 21, 1959 - May 25, 2011

Marvin E. Thornton, age 51, of Groveland, Florida, passed away: May 25, 2011 at his residence, he was born in El Paso, Texas and move to Groveland Five years ago from Lakeland. Marvin is Survived by: his wife, Trudy Thornton, Daughter, Rebecca Thornton, Sons, Joseph Thornton, John Thornton, Step-Sons, Jesse Lovejoy, Joshua Lovejoy, Judah Lovejoy, Stepdaughter Jalyn Lovejoy, Sisters, Susan Gregg...
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Haley Ann-Marie Johnson

May 25, 2011 - May 25, 2011

Haley Ann-Marie Johnson, born, May 25, 2011 went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2011 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Florida. Loving daughter of, Samuel Johnson and Amber Johnson, granddaughter of, Richard and Tammy Johnson, Lisa Romans, great-granddaughter, Joy Romans and Shirley Napper. A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Groveland, Florida at 10:00AM...
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Edda E. Bornt

July 10, 1939 - May 25, 2011

Edda E. Bornt, age 71 years, born in Hinterweidenthal Germany, and a resident of Groveland, Florida passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Mike Conley Hospice House. Edda is survived by her son Jeffrey Bornt of Groveland, Florida and grandchildren Kali Williams and Branden Bornt. Edda was predeceased by her husband David Bornt in 2004. A funeral service will be held at Edge United...
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Eva Dickerson

February 6, 1926 - May 14, 2011

Eva V. Dickerson, age 85 years, born in Salisbury, Maryland, and a resident of Clermont, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Eva is predeceased by her husband Thad Dickerson and daughter Leona Austin. Eva is survived by her son: Charles Austin (wife Linda), five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Eva also enjoyed reading and enjoying crossword puzzles. A Graveside Service...
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Alda Douglas

February 23, 1923 - April 3, 2011

Alda Douglas, age 88 years, a native of Clermont, Florida and a resident of Groveland, Florida passed away on April 3, 2011. Loving mother of Teresa Lippard, Mark Douglas, Jeffrey Douglas, Sister, Nelly Page. Alda is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, realtives and friends. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 3:00pm at Duke Community...
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Larry L. Clark

August 22, 1952 - March 26, 2010

Clark, Larry L., 57, of Webster, Florida passed away Friday, March 26, 2010. He was born in Waynesboro, Virginia and came here 32 years ago. He was a dedicated country boy who loved the outdoors and his horses. He was also an avid fisherman. He was predeceased by his father Rufus Clark. He is survived by his loving wife Jackie L. Clark of 29 years of Webster, Fl.; sons Steven D. Clark and wife...
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James McArthur Purvis

June 28, 1942 - February 22, 2010

Purvis, James (“Buck”) McArthur, 67, of Groveland, Fl. passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at his residence. He was born on June 28, 1942 in Helena, Georgia. He was of the Christian faith and has lived here in Groveland for over 50 years. Buck was a man of humble beginnings who by God’s grace rose to be his wives lover, best friend and confident. He was his children’s hero and who...
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Thomas J. Padgett

January 10, 2010

Padgett, Thomas “Tom” J., 81 of Fruitland Park, FL passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010. He was born in Centerhill, FL. He was a Christian by faith, a Navy Veteran who served during World War II, a member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge, Teamsters as well as an avid Sportsman. Tom is predeceased by his son Karey Padgett. He is survived by his daughter Susan and husband Jim Williams of Orlando, son...
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