Audrey Hunt Simmons of Minneola, Florida passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones on September 24, 2015 after a prolonged illness. Audrey is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Richmond Simmons of Minneola, FL; daughters Audrey Anne Simmons (husband Edward Zak) of Clermont, FL and Lauren Simmons of Hailey, ID; sons Clark Simmons of Quincy, FL and Scott Simmons of Minneola, FL; grandchildren James (Jodi) Modica IV, Clark (Keli) Modica, Daniel Simmons and Markus Simmons; great-grandchildren Ava Modica, James Modica V and Mila Modica. Audrey is preceded in death by her parents, E. Bruce and Ivy (Manby) Hunt, her brother, Bruce Hunt, and her son, Richmond Simmons. Audrey was born in Minneola on July 17, 1926. She graduated from Clermont High School in 1945 and received a BS degree in Botany from Florida State University in 1949, just two years after FSU became co-educational. She played on the women's basketball team for both Clermont High and Florida State University. She and Richmond were married at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Clermont, FL on June 21, 1952. Thereafter they moved to Ann Arbor, MI while Richmond finished his MD degree at the University of Michigan and Audrey began raising the family. The family briefly moved to Detroit, MI and then lived in Jacksonville, IL until retirement brought them back to Minneola, FL in 1985. Audrey was a descendant of pioneers who settled in Minneola in the late 1800's. She was a beloved nurturer of children and animals, a peerless cook and baker, an avid and prolific gardener, an enthusiastic tennis player and a tireless volunteer. For many years she and her neighbor walked daily on Lakeshore Drive in Minneola, picking up roadside trash and dubbing themselves the "Minneola Bag Ladies." St. Matthias Episcopal Church had special significance in Audrey's life. As a child she was the first confirmand in the parish. Throughout the next many years, Audrey celebrated many of her most joyous milestones at St. Matthias including her wedding to Richmond, the baptism of several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the renewal of her marriage vows on her 50th anniversary. She was a constant presence at the parish serving faithfully for many years on the Altar Guild. The memorial service in celebration of Audrey's life will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Clermont, FL on Saturday October 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in memory of Audrey to St. Matthias Church or Cornerstone Hospice. Brewer and Sons Clermont Chapel (352) 394-8500
Lauriston Theodore "Lonny" Izlar, IV, 54, of Clermont, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Mary Jane Heimburg, 95, of Montverde, died Monday, September 21, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
William Edward Gioia, 59, of Winter Garden, died Thursday, September 24, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Lillian Phyllis Conaway, 86, of Groveland, died Friday, September 25, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Marie Guadalupe Cuevas, 72, of Groveland, died Saturday, September 26, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Emmett Stephens, age 84, Montverde, passed away August 24, 2015. He was born October 10, 1930 in Ellaville, GA son of Sadie Moore & Sylvester Stephens. After serving in the US Air Force (1947 to 1950) he was united in marriage to Sarah Palmer on October 20, 1950. He resided in Fort Lauderdale from 1965-1970 & Orlando from 1970-1975, at which time he relocated to Montverde where he has resided since. While in Georgia he worked as a milkman, newspaper delivery man & at Apex Linen Supply. In Florida he worked in dry cleaning sales, later for Disney running their dry cleaning plant. The things Emmett enjoyed in life were golfing, NASCAR, farming, fishing and a good fish fry with his family and friends around. In addition to his wife Sarah, he was preceded in death by his children David Stephens & Karan Stephens Metz. His daughter Susan Ford survives. A gathering for family & friends will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Montverde Community Building. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Dixon Mitchell Smith, 83, of Clermont. Died September 4, 2015 at South Lake Hospital. He was born April 27, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio to Clarence Mitchell and Mary Theodora (Dixon) Smith. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and graduated from Ohio State University. He moved to Central Florida in 1959 to begin a 30 year career as a Planner in the Aerospace Defense industry with Martin Marietta. He is survived by daughters Stephanie L. Smith of South Riding, VA and Sheri E. Roberts of Tucker, GA and son Steven D. Smith (Suzanne) of Dunnellon, FL; grandchildren Steel and Samantha Smith and Lucy and Olivia Roberts and great granddaughter Sydney of Dunnellon; brother Clarence M. Smith III (Dorothy) of Lakeland, FL and sister Joyce Remling (Alvin) of Ft. Myers, FL. A celebration of Dixon's life will be held at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home, Kurfiss Clermont Chapel, on Friday, October 9, 2015 beginning at noon. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery.
Antonio Rafael Colorado Clermont age 86 died Sept 24, 2015 Becker Funeral Home Clermont
Hubert Edward VanDeVoorde age 86, Clermont died Sept 23, 2015 Becker FH Clermont
Patricia L. Kerwin 64 Passed away September 23, 2015 after a long extended battle with ALS. She is survived by her Mother Olive Burkholder, Son Larry Jones, 3 Brothers Mike Burkholder, Mark Burkholder, and Jeff Burkholder. 1 Step Daughter, Pamela Stevenson and her Husband Kevin, 1 Grandchild, Jayden Jones, and her cat Miss Kitty. The Visitation Services will be Tuesday September 29th 2015 from 6 - 8 pm at Allen J Harden Funeral Home Mount Dora FL. Followed by a Graveside Service Wednesday September 30th 2015 at 11am in Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora FL. In lieu of flowers for the services the family requests donations to be made to The ALS Foundation 1275 K Street NW Suite 250 Washington, DC 20005.
Jane G. Redding, 99, of Leesburg, died Monday, September 14, 2015. Cremation Choices, Minneola. FL.
Robert Warren Jackson, 92, of Leesburg, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Cremation Choices, Minneola.
Dorothy Ann Parmenter, 59, of Clermont, died Sept 15, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Frank Hans Nolte, 67, of Clermont, died Sunday, September 13, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Phillip Charles Cassar, Sr., 50, of Clermont died Sunday, September 13, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Rodney T. Griffin, Sr., son of MaryBelle and C. V. Griffin, Sr., age 78 of Howey-in-the-hills, Florida passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Rodney was born in Eustis, Florida and lived most of his life in Howey-in-the-hills, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 55 ½ years, Ann Linn Griffin and their children, Sherry Griffin Hindman, Terry Griffin Ern, and Rodney Telfair Griffin, Jr. He also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and his sister, Cherry Griffin Chadwick. He was predeceased by his son, Todd Myers Griffin; sister, Joan Griffin; and his brother, C.V. Griffin, Jr. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Community Church, 420 N. Palm Ave., Howey-in-the-hills, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, Florida 32778. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL.
Henry Seigfried Holt, 73, of Clermont died Sunday, September 6, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
David Raymond Stumpe, 64 of Clermont, died Thursday, September 10, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Elnora Jane Carter, 86, of Clermont, died Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont. FL
Elaine M. Scaraggi, 73, of Clermont died Friday, August 28, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Rose Rea Point-Du-Jour, 79, of Clermont died Monday, August 31, 2015. Becker Funeral Home. Clermont.
Valerie Golden, 66, of Orlando, died Thursday, August 27, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Clotild Maria de la Caridad Acosta, 67, of Bushnell died Saturday, August 29, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
Joe Lee Williams, 77, of Clermont, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.