Category Archives: Obituaries

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 […]

Obituaries – 05-25-2016

David John Frenchak David John Frenchak, 74, of Chicago, a winter visitor to Holmes Beach, died May 15. He was a pastor in Boston for eight years. He was part of Baptist General Conference and was a consultant in theological education at Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He was founding director of the seminary […]

Obituaries – 05-04-2016

Regina ‘Reggie’ Piencikowski Regina “Reggie” Piencikowski 73, of Holmes Beach, died May 4. She retired in 2000 after working with DoDDS as a math teacher in Okinawa, Philippines and Germany. Neptune Society handled arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. She is survived by sisters Barbara Lindemann and husband William […]

Obituaries – 05-11-2016

Business leader, Mixon Insurance founder dies May 4       Jimmy W. “Jim” Mixon died May 4. He was born Nov. 24, 1937, in Augusta, Georgia, to Wade and Marie Mixon. Mr. Mixon, along wife Patricia, founded Mixon Insurance in 1972, and together with son Mark have operated the business in Holmes Beach. He was a […]

Obituaries – 05-04-2016

Deena Jean Armstrong Deena Jean Armstrong, 61, of Palma Sola, died April 15. She was a long-time resident of Anna Maria Island. She owned and operated Dinghy Deena’s Dinghys at the Anna Maria Yacht Basin and Marina in the 1980s and was a cook at Fast Eddie’s at the Anna Maria City Pier. She also […]

Obituaries – 04-27-2016

Emily Theaman Gross Emily Theaman Gross, 67, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 29 after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She loved the color purple, walking the beach for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, weekly massages and dark chocolate with a glass of red wine. She […]