Obituaries – 02-23-2011

David Hammond McCormack

David Hammond McCormack, 80, Bradenton, died Feb. 17.

There are no local services planned. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Mr. McCormack is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara; four sons; four daughters; two brothers; two sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Carmen Pecora

Carmen Pecora, 63, of Holmes Beach died Feb. 5.

Mr. Pecora worked for Manatee County government as a social worker specializing in addiction and homelessness cases.

Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

Survivors include his partner of 11 years, Joyce Akins; sons Corbie, Dakota, Logan and Collin; daughter K K; step-sons Ben White and R.J. White; and step-daughter Amy Guarino.

Billie Barron Pursley

Billie Barron Pursley, 93, died Feb. 6. She was born in Fort Myers, but moved to raise her family in St. Petersburg in the early 1940s. She attended the University of Florida and taught school in a one room school house on Sanibel Island at a time when it was accessible only by ferry.

Memorial contributions may be made Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

Mrs. Pursley is survived by daughters, Linda Leckey of Tampa and Tricia of Pass-A-Grille, son Walter Jr. of Anna Maria Island; grandchildren Lillie McPherson of Central, S.C,. Leah Armstrong of Tampa, Lila Miller of New York City and Charlie of Anna Maria Island; great-grandchildren PJ and Sophie McPherson and Andrew Armstrong, and expected to arrive in March, Thomas Hendry Armstrong.

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