Category Archives: Obituaries

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 […]

Obituaries – 04-05-2017

Lance R. Bergeron Lance R. Bergeron, 59, died March 3. He lived on the island for many years and worked at the Publix Super Market in Holmes Beach while raising his two sons as a single parent. He was known for his sense of humor, love of sports — especially the Washington Redskins — and […]

Obituaries – 03-29-2017

David Martinez David Martinez, 81, of Holmes Beach, died March 25. He was born July 15, 1935, in Susanville, California. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was the owner/operator of Somar Electrical of San Francisco. He was a member of the Lakeland Yacht Club. He loved his family and he enjoyed golfing […]