Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 08-03-2016

Rick Grice leaves art legacy on island By Dee Graham Special to The Islander       Richard Allen Grice, 60, died July 23 in Bradenton. He was a 34-year resident of Holmes Beach and an artist known for his mixed-media, collages and provocative works. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Grice studied art at Gaston College […]

Obituaries – 07-20-2016

Daniel Laurance Lord Daniel Laurance Lord, 67, of Cortez, died July 10. was born May 15, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He move to Florida in his early 20s and instantly transformed into a true Floridian. His love for food propelled him to become a fixture on the island restaurant scene. He also had a passion […]

Obituaries – 07-13-2016

Raymond Edward McGuire Raymond Edward McGuire of Anna Maria Island died June 27. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Coventry, Rhode Island, to Joseph Cornelius and Vera Dunham King. Raymond was a civil engineer and graduated from the University of Rhode Island. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later entered […]

Obituaries – 07-06-2016

David Craig David Craig, 78, of Holmes Beach and Enfield, Connecticut, died June 24. He was born Jan. 9, 1938, in Boston. No local services will be held. A memorial service will be held in Enfield at a later date. Arrangements were by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made […]

Obituaries – 06-22-2016

Billy Wagner Billy Wagner, 62, of Bradenton Beach, died April 19. He was born Jan. 30, 1954, to Dorothy “Dot” and Richard “Dick” Wagner and he grew up in Bradenton Beach. A memorial will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Swordfish Grill, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Survivors include mother Dorothy; brother Richard; […]

Obituaries – 06-01-2016

Edward Joseph Dunn Edward Joseph Dunn, 65, of Anna Maria Island, died May 24. A memorial service was held May 28 at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton. Condolences may be made online at He is survived by wife Dolores; sister Jo-Ann Drake; brother Michael; and many nieces and nephews.   Patricia ‘Patsy’ Finley Hutchinson […]