Obituaries – 03-22-2017

Betty L. Guthrie

Betty L. Guthrie, 84, Cortez, died March 12.

She was born in Detroit and moved to Cortez in 1942 from Grand Ledge, Michigan.

She was an active member of Church of Christ Church in Cortez since 1952.

She was the owner/operator of Betty’s Beauty Salon for 17 years, an award-winning manager of JAFRA Cosmetics, president of the first Women’s Auxiliary for the Cortez Fire Department, n original member of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, as well as a member of the Sweet Adeline’s chorus.

Arrangements were by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to the Cortez Village Historical Society, P.O. Box 663, Cortez FL 34215. Condolences may be made online at

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, James “Junie” of Cortez; son Jimmy and wife Sandy of Riverview; daughters Carol and husband Allen Haas of Deatsville, Alabama, and Peggy and husband Steve Barr of Scottsville, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.


Sophie Louise Isherwood

Sophie Louise Isherwood, 24, of Bradenton, died March 3 at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

She was born May 14, 1992, in Gloucester, England, and has resided in the Bradenton-area for six years. She worked as a server at the Seafood Shack in Cortez.

A service was held March 9 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel in Bradenton. A service will be held at a later date in England. Condolences for the family may be made online at

Miss. Isherwood is survived by her mother and step-father, Jennifer and Ken Moore of Bradenton; father Stephen Isherwood of England; brother Nathan Isherwood of England; sister Mellisa Moore of Bradenton; maternal grandparents Bill and Mai Upton of the United Kingdom; boyfriend James Fetters of Holmes Beach; and many extended family members and friends.


Samuel Keller Pollock

Samuel Keller Pollock, 99, of Holmes Beach, died March 12.

Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, he moved to Bradenton in 2010 from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

There will be no local services at this time. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Blake School in Minneapolis. Condolences may be made online at

He is survived by son Alfred and wife Helen of Holmes Beach; daughter Mary Pollock Scott of Portland, Oregon; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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