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Date of Issue: December 14, 2006

Obituaries

Myron Allen Brown

Myron Allen Brown, 95, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 28.

Mr. Brown moved to Anna Maria from Bradenton four years ago upon marrying Esther Cromer.

He was an avid ham radio operator and a challenge square dancer. He had lived in Hawaii for 27 years and was there during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the Hawaiian Masonic Lodge.

A memorial service will be held following regular Sunday service on Dec. 10 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., Bradenton.

Mr. Brown is survived by wife Esther; niece Anne Soulee; nephews Orville and Wesley Neely; Esther’s sons Bart, Phil and John Cromer and her daughter Paula Bryant; and many more family members.

 

Col. Henry Weinhold Cogley

Col. Henry Weinhold Cogley, USAR (Ret.), 66, of Bradenton, died Nov. 27.

Born in Lancaster, Pa., Col. Cogley was a lifelong resident of Manatee County. He was a graduate of Manatee County High School and University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for 38 years, having worked at Webbs Island Pharmacy and Rich’s Beach Drugs in Holmes Beach and Dick Touchton Drugs in Bradenton, as well as pharmacy manager at Kmart at Beachway Plaza. He was a member of the Sertoma Club of Bradenton for more than 30 years and the DeSoto Historical Society, where he served on the crew for two years. He was a member of the Bradenton Yacht Club and was a member of the original faculty of the Florida Fishing College. He attended Oneco United Methodist Church.

Memorial services were Dec. 1. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sertoma Club of Bradenton Speech and Hearing Fund, P.O. Box 152, Bradenton FL 34206. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife Ellen Cantrell; daughter Sarah Frost Humphrey and her husband Matthew Joseph; and grandson Ethan Henry Humphrey.

 

Joseph Arnold Hayes

Joseph Arnold Hayes, playwright and author and former Island resident, died Sept. 11. He is not to be confused with another playwright and author, Joseph Reed Hayes. An obituary notice in the Sept. 27 issue of The Islander may have caused some confusion between the two men.

 

James Allen 'Skully' Hungerford

James Allen "Skully" Hungerford, 67, of Palmetto, died Nov. 22.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Hungerford came to Manatee County from there in 1971. He was a fiberglass master. He was a member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Palmetto Moose Lodge 2117 and Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.

No visitation is planned. People are asked to attend the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at the church. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Bradenton Beach Volunteer Fire Station, Second Street and Highland Avenue. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 4000 75th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center in Bradenton is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by fiancee Patti Lamoreux; daughter Heidi Adams, Heather Webb, Cindy Lynn Lloyd and Tammy McFall; son Jimmy Dobbins; sister Alice Ferguson; brother George; and four grandchildren.

 

Neena M. Robinson

Neena M. Robinson, 55, of Crest Hill, Ill., and formerly Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 26.

Mrs. Robinson was born in Lancaster, Ohio, and lived on the Island for 16 years before moving to Crest Hill three months ago to be closer to her grandchildren. She was a longtime bartender on the Island, and worked at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach. In Crest Hill, she worked at Gippers Bar and Grill as a cook.

Memorial services and visitation were Dec. 1 in Illinois. Tezak Funeral Home, Joliet, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband Richard W.; sons Tony Thompson and his wife Alissa and Andrew White and his wife Stacey; sister Kathy Strait and her husband Fred; and grandchildren Andrew Nickolas White and Taylor and Wesley Conrad.

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