Obituaries – 10-07-2015

Norman M. Franklin Norman M. Franklin, 78, died Sept. 27. He was born Sept. 11, 1937. He was a long-time resident of Anna Maria Island, where he was a marine mechanic. He served as a National Guardsman, was a member …

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Obituaries – 09-30-2015

Remembering Connie Connie Pritchard’s husband Scott, well known for the duo that entertained islanders for many years with their rock sounds and her dominating vocals, called on friends for a Sept. 26 celebration for his wife, who died Aug. 28. …

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Obituaries – 09-23-2015

George Thomas Eatman George Thomas Eatman died Sept. 12 in Bradenton. A fifth-generation Floridian, he was born May 8, 1939, in Arcadia, to Claude and Frances Eatman. He was a 1957 graduate of Lakeland Senior High School and a 1964 …

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Obituaries – 09-16-2015

Connie Ferguson Pritchard Connie Ferguson Pritchard, 58, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 29. A celebration of life with live music, food and refreshments will begin at noon Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Anna Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna …

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Obituaries – 09-09-2015

Much loved island songstress dies Connie Jayne Ferguson Pritchard, 59, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 29 from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare degenerative neurological disorder. She was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Indianapolis to Jane and James Edward Daywalt. She …

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Obituaries – 09-02-2015

Jeanette Marie Frint Jeanette Marie Frint, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 23. She was born May 30, 1933, in Boone County, Illinois, where she lived most of her life until 1990, when she moved to Bradenton. She owned and …

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Obituaries – 08-26-2015

Dolores Ann Petch Jorgensen Dolores Ann Petch Jorgensen, 79, died Aug. 14, in Holmes Beach. She was born June 14, 1936, in Detroit to the late Charles Lorenz Petch and Elizabeth Marion Barchak. She attended Alpena High School, graduated in …

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Obituaries – 08-19-2015

Irene Lois Bacon Irene Lois Bacon died Aug. 5 in Bradenton. She was born Dec. 31, 1926, in Flint, Michigan. She graduated as a registered nurse from the U.S. Army Nurse Cadet program in 1947. She married John D. Bacon …

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Obituaries – 08-12-2015

Jean Harris Jean (Cole) Harris, died Aug. 8 in Housatonic, Massachusetts. She resided in Anna Maria since 1999. Writing under her maiden name of Jean Cole, she worked first for the Boston Daily Record, beginning as a “copy boy” in …

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Obituaries – 08-05-2015

‘Chips’ Shore dies July 29       R.B. “Chips” Shore, 74, Manatee County clerk of circuit court, died July 29. Mr. Shore served the longest term of office of any clerk of court in the county. He had recently filed to …

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