Marion County, Florida
Obituaries and Death Notices

Pauline K. Bell

Mrs. Pauline K. Bell, 70, of Ocala, Fla ., the sister of Cmdr. Desmond Kieman O'Connor, USN (ret.) of Newport, died yesterday at a local hospital in Florida after a long illness. She was the wife of Rear Adm. Harman Brown Bell, USN (ret.) Born in Newport Hay 22,1905, she was the daughter of John F. and Pauline Kiernan O'Connor. She was a member of the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala. She moved to Florida 20 years ago after living in Norfolk, Va. Besides her brother, Cmdr. O'Connor, and husband she leaves a son, Harman B. Bell III of Leesburg, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. William G. Grainger of Ocho-Rios, Jamaica; four grandchildren; and another brother, Jack F. O'Connor of Boston. A mass of Christian burial will be held tomorrow at the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Burial will take place in Newport.
[Mar 4, 1976 Newport News, JR - Sub by FoFG]

Hattie Clark

Mrs. Hattie Clark of Miami passed Away at Home of Col. Clark Mrs. Hattie Clark, wife of James Clark of Miami, died at the home of Hon. Frank Clark, her brother-in-law, at 6 o'clock Friday morning of Bright's disease, after an illness of only a few days.  The death was sudden, and was all the more sad because of the fact that deceased had left her home the day before Christmas, anticipating a pleasant visit to her relatives here.  She arrived here on Christmas day, and about the 27th was affected with the disease from which she died. Deceased was a native of Tennessee, and was born 48 years ago.  She was married to Mr. Clark in Ardmore, I.T., six years ago, and in September 1904, they came to Florida, locating in Miami where Mr. Clark has since held a responsible position with the Florida East coast Railway. Deceased was a devout member of the Baptist church, and has been for many years an active worker in the cause of Christianity.  The funeral will be held from the First Baptist church in this city Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. S.B. Rogers officiating.  The interment will be in Evergreen cemetery, and friends of the family of Hon. Frank Clark and others are invited. Mr. James Clark, husband of the deceased, was with her when she died, having been summoned from Miami on Saturday.  He is still in the city, and will remain here indefinitely.  Mr. Clark is well known throughout the State, having resided at Ocala prior to moving to Indian Territory.   He was deputy U.S. marshal under U.S. marshal James McKay, during the last Cleveland administration. Friends of the bereaved husband and relatives extend sympathy in their hour of distress.  [Gainesville daily sun (Gainesville, Fla.), January 05, 1907, Page 3. Submitted by AFOFG]

William Counts
OCALA, Apr. 9. – William Counts died at his home in this city yesterday after a week’s illness with pneumonia. Deceased was a son of the late Nicholas Counts, one of the pioneer settlers of this county, and he was a brother of J. H. Counts and of Mrs. William Woods. He leaves one daughter and one son. His wife, who died about a year ago, was the oldest daughter of Capt. L. M. Graham, of Connor, and Mr. Counts’ body was taken to Connor today for burial. He was about fifty years of age and his life had been a blameless and useful one.
[Tampa Tribune - 10 Apr. 1911 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Kathryn E. Gatlin   
Memorial services were Saturday at Hillside Cemetery for Mrs. Kathryn E. Gatlin, a former Marshfield resident. The Rev. Virgil E. Taylor, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiated.   Mrs. Gatlin died Nov. 28, 1978, at New Horizon Convalarium, Ocala, Fla. Cremation services were Dec. 8, 1978, at Roberts Crematorium, Ocala.   The former Kathryn Sparr was born April 12, 1912, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Jane) Sparr.   She is survived by two brothers, James of Marshfield, and John of Tomahawk. [  Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 15 May 1979, page 20; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
Marion H. Graham
OCALA — Marion H. Graham, 89, a Pulaski native and longtime Oswego resident, died Sept. 19 at the Marion Community Hospital in Ocala, Fla. She lived in Ocala several years and was the widow of David R. Graham, who died in 1970. Mrs. Graham attended Pulaski schools and graduated from Miss Ely's School in Greenwich, Conn. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1924 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Suriving are two daughters, Joan Morrison of Oswego and Nancy Schneider of Ocala; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a niece. There are no calling hours, Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Snow Memorial Chapel in Pulaski Cemetery, with the Rev. James Tschudy of the Congregational unurch of Pulaski officiating.
[The Post. Sept 27, 1990 - JR - Sub by FoFG]

David A. Luckie
Died, At Fort Izzard, Florida, on Sunday, November 21, David Alexander Luckie, youngest son of Mrs. Parmelia Luckie, in the twentieth year of his age. His remains were buried at Archer's Station, Florida. He was a high-minded, noble-hearted young man, who by the strict propriety of his conduct, and gentlemanly behavior, bad endeared himself to all who knew him, and there are none of his young companions but will mourn his loss as one of the greatest that could have befallen them. "None knew him but to love him—none named him but to praise.
[30 Nov 1869, Atlanta Constitution - JR - Sub. by FoFG]

Mrs. McCormick
Mrs. McCormick, an aged lady, formerly a resident of Ocala, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. E. Bugbee, at Hastings yesterday. Her body was brought to Ocala this afternoon and was laid to rest in the old cemetery beside the body of her husband, who died in Ocala a few years ago. Quite a number of the old friends of the McCormick and Bugbee families attended the funeral.
[Tampa Tribune - 26 Nov. 1910 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Thomas E. Pasteur
OCALA, Nov. 27. – Thomas E. Pasteur died very suddenly of heart failure at his home in this city this morning. The news of his death comes as a very severe shock as he was in his office as usual all the week. Mr. Pasteur had suffered with rheumatism and heart trouble for some years, but his health recently had been about the same as during the past several years. His death is very greatly regretted. For the past six years Mr. Pasteur has been Marion county’s treasurer and he has been a faithful and conscientious official. Mr. Pasteur was a son of Mr. George Pasteur, of Anthony, and was born near Eureka about forty-five years ago. He was a nephew of Mr. John Pasteur, of Lake Weir, formerly of this city, and he has a large family connection in this county. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
[Tampa Tribune – 26 Nov. 1910 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Thomas C. Stewart
Captain Thomas C. Stewart, a well known Confederate Veteran, died at the hospital day before yesterday afternoon of heart failure. He was a brother of Mrs. Leonard Dozier, and the funeral was held yesterday afternoon from her home and was largely attended by the Condfederacy and other friends of the deceased. He was a courtly and affable gentleman, and his friends regretted very much his sudden death. The body of Captain Stewart was interred in Greenwood cemetery.
[Tampa Tribune - Tuesday, 13 Aug. 1910 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Herta Stopa
Herta Stopa, 64. of Ocala. Fla., died Thursday at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Florida. Mrs. Slopa was born in Hamburg, Germany, and lived in Brewerton before moving to Ocala in 1987. She was retired from a career in food services. She is survived by her husband, Roman, of Ocala; three daughters, Irene Kline and Nancy Bates, both of Central New York and Patricia Pike of Gainesville. Fla.; three sons. James, of Gainesville, and Ronald and Johnny, both of Central New York; a sister, Margarelta Ludeaman. of the Central New York area; three sisters and a brother who lived in Germany; and four grandchildren
[Syracuse Herald, Dec 18, 1994]

Hattie Tobey
OCALA, Aug. 11. – Mrs. Hattie Tobey died Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. E. Van Hood, on Fort King avenue. Her death was due to extreme old age and a general breaking down. For some years Mrs. Tobey had been totally blind for the past few years, but except for that she retained all of her faculties. She has made her home with her niece, Mrs. Hood, for the past few years, but prior to that time she had lived at Lake Weir, where she owned at one time an attractive home and orange grove.
The funeral of Mrs. Tobey was held this morning from the Hood residence and the internment was at Greenwood cemetery. Rev. H. E. Gobbey conducting the service.
[Tampa Tribune - Tuesday, 13 Aug. 1910 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

William Tucker
OCALA, March 29. – Wm. Tucker died at his home on South Fourth street shortly after midnight. He had only been ill since Saturday and his death came as a shock to his family and friends. The cause of his death was appendicitis. Mr. Tucker had been a citizen of Ocala for a number of years and was in the fish and oyster business. He was 64 years of age, and is survived by a wife, two sons, Messrs. Watterson and Edward Tucker, and two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Black and a Mrs. King.
The funeral of Mr. Tucker will be held in this city sometime tomorrow. The hour has not yet been named.
[Tampa Tribune – 30 Mar. 1911 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Beverly M. Wills

Beverly M. Wills, 72, a secretary for Center State Construction, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Munroe Regional Medical Center. A native of Lake Placid, N.Y., she moved here from New Port Richey, eight years ago. Mrs. Wills attended Hernando Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herman Wills. Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Klugger and Brenda Hale, both of Ocala; son, Michael Barton, Spring Hill; sister, Joan Coville, Cortland, N.Y.; brother, William Dundas, Hudson, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information
[Unknown Newspaper, c. 2000, Sub. by JAN DUNDAS BEAVER]


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