Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries – 10-11-2017

Nancy Moore Carson Nancy Moore Carson of Holmes Beach died Aug. 23 at her summer home in Brevard, North Carolina. She was born to Robert and Dolly Carson in Belmont, North Carolina, in 1933. She was the youngest of seven children. She began her undergraduate studies at Brevard College in Brevard and completed her degree […]

Obituaries – 10-04-2017

James ‘Jim’ Edson Mercer James “Jim” Edson Mercer, 70, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Sept. 25, 2017, in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Salem, Ohio, to Edson and Rose (Costanzo) Mercer. Mr. Mercer served in the U.S. Army 1966-68. He was the owner and operator for 18 years of Mercer […]

Obituaries – 09-27-2017

Anthony ‘Tony’ Manali Sr. Anthony “Tony” Manali Sr., 93, of Anna Maria, died peacefully at home Sept. 24. He was born the youngest of six siblings in Tampa Nov. 15, 1923, to Charles and Nancy (Sciambra) Manali,. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he married the love of his life, Carmen […]

Obituaries – 09-13-2017

Loretta Jane Sabin Loretta Jane Sabin died Aug. 28. She was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Mattawanna, Pennsylvania, and when she was young, her family moved to Wilmington, Delaware. The family moved again to mid-Michigan, where she stayed until when she relocated to Anna Maria Island in 1997. She lived the “Gulf life” by enjoying […]

Obituaries – 09-06-2017

David Forrest Cannon David “Bash” Forrest Cannon of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 13. He was born May 3, 1949, to Bruce and Millie in Patterson, New Jersey. The youngest of five, he grew up in Smithville, Georgia, with his parents and four sisters. He was drafted into the U.S. Army […]

Obituaries – 08-30-2017

David Forrest Cannon David “Bash” Forrest Cannon died Aug. 13. He was born May 3, 1949, to Bruce and Millie in Patterson, New Jersey. The youngest of five, he grew up in Smithville, Georgia, with his parents and four sisters. He was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. He raised […]

Obituaries – 08-23-2017

Billie Martini Former Holmes Beach Commissioner Billie Greenwell Martini, 90, died Aug. 20. She was Islander of the Year for 2002. Martini came to the Island in 1944 and resided in Bradenton Beach and later Holmes Beach. After college, she married and, with husband Bob, opened the first motor court on the Island alongside the […]

Obituaries – 08-16-2017

Robert Charles Duvall Robert Charles Duvall, 74, of Anna Maria, died July 7. He was born Dec. 9, 1942, in Flint, Michigan, to Robert and Frieda (Ruppel). Mr. Duvall received his MBA from Michigan State University and worked as a CPA in the Detroit area. He was affiliated with Wampum Hardware Co. in New Galilee, […]