Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 06-14-2017

Janet L. FitzGerald Janet L. FitzGerald of Holmes Beach died June 4. She was born in Ohio, the daughter of Esther Cain and Richard Murdock. The family moved to the Tampa area in the 1970s. Upon graduating high school, she attended Hillsborough Community College. She worked in the insurance field for almost 25 years and […]

Obituaries – 05-31-2017

Gregg Allman, legendary rocker dies at 69 Gregory LeNoir Allman, born Dec. 8, 1947, died May 27. Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He lived for a time in Holmes Beach. A statement on the musician’s website said, “Gregg struggled with many health issues over […]

Obituaries – 05-24-2017

Kenneth Rickett Kenneth Rickett, 79, of Anna Maria, died May 12. He was born June 11, 1937. He was an active real estate agent on Anna Maria Island for many years. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royal Drive, Holmes Beach.

Obituaries – 05-17-2017

William ‘Bill’ Hard William “Bill” Hard, 65, of Ellenton and formerly of Holmes Beach, died May 12. He was born in Indiana to William and Joyce Basley Hard and grew up in Verplanck and Buchanan, New York. He was an avid golfer and was blessed to have been able to fulfill his bucket list by […]

Obituaries – 05-03-2017

Wanda P. Fisher Wanda P. Fisher, 90, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died April 18, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Henry T. Britten and Wilma O. (Short) Britten. She attended high school in Ann Arbor. After graduation, she accepted a secretarial position with […]

Obituaries – 05-03-2017

Wanda P. Fisher Wanda P. Fisher, 90, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died April 18, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Henry T. Britten and Wilma O. (Short) Britten. She attended high school in Ann Arbor. After graduation, she accepted a secretarial position with […]

Obituaries – 04-26-2017

Duane R. Benedict Duane R. Benedict, 82, Holmes Beach, died April 21.     Born in Columbus, Ohio, he moved to Holmes Beach in 1997 from Gahanna, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and active in the Boy Scouts in his youth. He also was a member of Lance’s Cruizin to the Hops. […]

Obituaries – 04-19-2017

Charles M. ‘Mel’ Bennett, Charles M. “Mel” Bennett, 85, Bradenton, died April 8. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all he met. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Heaters, West Virginia, to the late Alva Robinson and Mamie Gay (Singleton) Bennett. He was married to Nancy Rae Carter Bennett, who […]

Obituaries – 04-12-2017

David Hepburn Jr. David R. Hepburn Jr. Ph.D., 75, died March 21. He was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, to David R. Sr. and Lillie Williams. He attended Memphis State University, working his way through by delivering newspapers, and earned degrees in mathematics and chemistry. He then went to Ole Miss University in […]