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JOHN KENNETH BLACK

Entered into Eternal Rest - Thursday, Oct. 11, 1973

Age 64, of 2411 Cecile Ave., WPB passed away at a local hospital Thursday morning. Mr Black was a retired charter boat captain and had lived in WPB since 1916. He was a member of the Haverhill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline R. Black of WPB: 2 sons, Jerry K. Black of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and William E. Black of WPB: 2 daughters, Mrs Janice F. Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn. & Mrs. Susan B. Hanscom of RB; 1 sister. Mrs Elva Bostwick of WPB & 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:AM Sat at Mizell-Faville-Zern, Hibiscus Chapel with Rev. A. R. Childress, assistant pastor of Haverhill Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call 2-4PM & 7-9pm Friday at the Funeral Home.

SAMUEL BOGGESS, 82

Boca Raton, Fla, --- Samuel Boggess, 82, died Sept 21 [1994].

Mr Boggess moved to Florida in 1969 from Webster Groves, M. From 1956 to 1973 Mr Boggess was the owner and operator of Jordan Village in Chatham [formerly his in-law's property]. He worked with Great American Life Insurance Co [under Walter Head] in St Louis, Mo for 25 years and then spent 23 years as owner and operator of the Golden Eagle Party Boat, out of Wychmere Harbor.

While in south Florida area, Mr Boggess was a member of the Hillsboro Beacon Yacht Club, the Shamrock Club, and he served as a volunteer with Boca Raton Community Hospital.

Mr Boggess is survived by his daughter, Sharon Boggess, of Sandwich, sons Stephen J Boggess of Chatham, and S C Boggess of Naples, Fla. Also surviving is his sister, Edith B Hough of Chevy Chase, Md , and his very dear friend, Judy Setariano of Boca Raton, Fla.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Sept 25 in Boca Raton. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Fla , 33486, in his memory. Burial will take place in Chatham at a later date.[Seaside cemetery, Cape Cod, MA]

MIRIAM BOGGESS, 79

Boca Raton, Fla -- Miriam J]Jordan] Boggess. 79, died March 3 [1992] in Boca Raton. She was also a resident of Chatham.

She is survived by her husband, S C Boggess, Jr of Boca Raton; a daughter, Sharon Boggess of Sandwich; and son Stephen Boggess, of Chatham; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were conducted March 5 at the Kraeer Boca Raton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts to Hospice by the Sea of the Boca Raton Community Hospital. [burial at Seaside cemetery, Cape Cod, MA]

Additional Comments: Samuel was born 3 Nov 1911 in Carthage, Missouri to Kate Knight (1876-1928) and Samuel Cleveland Boggess (1874-1946). He attended the Carthage schools, Western Military Academy, and Dartmouth College. Miriam was born 19 Oct 1913 in Waltham, MA to Bissiel Cook and Albert Jordon.

Miriam & S C were married Oct 1932 in New Hampshire and had three children.and six grandchildren.

They were at home in: Carthage, St Joseph, St Louis, Webster Groves, Missouri, Dearfield Beach and Boca Raton, Florida, and since 1969, summering at Cape Cod.

Wilma T. Garvin

Miami Herald, The (FL) - July 24, 1983: GARVIN, Wilma T., 81, of 4903 NW 47th Ave., Tamarac, died Thursday. Mass 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helens Catholic Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

John B. Hendley

Miami Herald, The (FL) - September 21, 1983: HENDLEY, John B., 87, of 949 Green St., West Palm Beach, died Monday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach.

Alberta M. Robida

Miami Herald, The (FL) - February 5, 1984: ROBIDA, Alberta M., 85, of 130 Gregory Pl., West Palm Beach, died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.

Hugh C. Easterbrook

Miami Herald, The (FL) - June 15, 1984: EASTERBROOK, Hugh C., 77, of West Palm Beach, died Tuesday. Graveside services 3:30 p.m. today, Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach.

Dr. Horace D. Atkinson

Miami Herald, The (FL) - December 28, 1985: Horace D. Atkinson, a urologist in West Palm Beach since 1950, died Thursday. He was 68 years old. A resident of 3518 Royal Tern Circle, Quail Ridge, Boynton Beach, he was a graduate of the University of Florida, Emory University and Vanderbilt University. Survivors include his wife, Lois Mock; four sons, Horace D. Atkinson Jr. of Lake Worth, Joseph W. Atkinson of West Palm Beach, Shelby Hildebrand of Ithaca, N.Y., and Terry Mock of West Palm Beach; two daughters, Mary Atkinson of Tallahassee and Gwen Atkinson of Thomasville, Ga.; a sister, Gwen Saba of Sarasota; and four grandchildren. Services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Memorial Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palm Beach chapter of the American Heart Fund.

Fredika Brelsford Dunkle

Miami Herald, The (FL) - December 7, 1985: Services will be held today for Fredrika Brelsford Dunkle, who died Thursday in Shreveport, La. The widow of former West Palm Beach Mayor D. F. Dunkle, she was also the daughter of first postmaster of the town of Palm Beach, the late Col. E. M. Brelsford; and the mother of the John B. Dunkle, Palm Beach County clerk of courts. Mrs. Dunkle was a charter member of the local Girl Scouts of America; a charter member of the West Palm Beach Contract Bridge League; a member of the Soroptimist Club of West Palm Beach; and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. Survivors include another son, David F. Dunkle Jr. of Irving, Texas, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Friends may make contributions to the Palm Glades Girl Scout Council, Lake Worth.

Ernest M. Vanlandingham

Ernest M. VanLandingham, a Belle Glade resident since 1929 and former city commissioner there, died Wednesday. He was 79 years old. He was a former member of the Community United Methodist Church, founder and past president of the Exchange Club in Belle Glade, a member of the Rotary Club and the Belle Glade Elks Club. He also was a member of the Cattlemen's Association and appointed by former Gov. Dan McCarty to serve on the Florida State Livestock Board. He was a director of the Production Credit Association and the Belle Glade branch of the Florida National Bank. Mr. VanLandingham donated the land for the Belle Glade Country Club and Golf Course. Before retiring, he was a cattle rancher and lived at 109 SE Ave. F. Survivors include his wife, Edith; three sons, Robert E. VanLandingham of Davie, Fla., William W. VanLandingham of Tallahassee and Gary L. VanLandingham of High Point, N.C.; a daughter, Sue VanLandingham of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, S. G. VanLandingham of Lake Worth; and five grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. today at the Community United Methodist Church in Belle Glade. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Arrangements by Mixson Funeral Home in Belle Glade.

Alvin Brock

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today for a longtime Riviera Beach businessman. Alvin C. Brock, who operated A.C. Brock Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for 30 years, died at his home Wednesday. He was 48. Mr. Brock was a member of the Moose Lodge and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, June; two daughters, Jodee Brock of West Palm Beach and Christine J. Sipperley of Tequesta; three grandchildren; his mother, Frances N. Brock of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters and a brother. Services will be at Howard Funeral Home in North Palm Beach with burial at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in West Palm Beach.

Irvin R. Childs

Irvin R. Childs, one of the first twins born in Lake Worth, died Wednesday. A resident of 330 S. Palmway in Lake Worth, was a member of Gulfstream Lodge #245 F&AM; past patron and member of OES Chapter 111, Lake Worth; member of Valley of Lake Worth Consistory, 32nd degree Mason. Mr. Childs, 70, was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the Vogel-Lee Post #47 American Legion, Lake Worth; member of Lake Worth Pioneers Association; member of the First Congregational Church, Lake Worth; and member of the Carpenters Local #1308, Lake Worth. Survivors include his wife, Lillian; three daughters, Aleda Barden of Riverside, Calif., Nona Ramey of Fort Lauderdale, and Carol Webster of West Palm Beach; two sisters, Jean Addison of Lake Worth and Irvene M. Childs of Plymouth, Mass.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be 10 a.m. today at E. Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home, East Chapel, Lake Worth. Burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth. Contributions may be made to the Museum of Lake Worth.

Hariett Hester McGhee

Miami Herald, The (FL) - September 12, 1985: Hariett Hester McGhee, a 32-year resident of Palm Beach, died Tuesday after a briefillness. She was 90 and lived at 431 Brazilian Ave. Mrs. McGhee was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, and the West Palm Beach Garden Club. She is survived by her two daughters, Hester W. Siebrecht of Palm Beach and Courtney W. Kidwell of McLean, Va.; a brother, Lewis A. Hester of Vero Beach; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Quattlebaum- Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Friends may call at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. today.

Robert "Pete" Green

Miami Herald, The (FL) - August 31, 1985: Robert "Pete" H. Green, a ranked tennis player and native of West Palm Beach, died Friday at age 50. Mr. Green was also an active member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach, serving as senior warden of the vestry. He founded the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the International Conservation Organization. He was also a past member of the board of the Children's Home Society in Palm Beach; chaplain and chairman of the Fraternal Orer of Police No. 19 in West Palm Beach; and a member of the board of governors of the International Sportsmen's Club. Before retiring, he was a field underwriter for the Mutual of New York Life Insurance Co. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Virginia Ann Vernon of Ashville, N.C., and Angela Green of West Palm Beach; a son, Christopher Green of West Palm Beach; his father, Robert Green of West Palm Beach; two sisters, Nancy Godwin and Lisa Ann Green, both of West Palm Beach; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, or to Ducks Unlimited, Long Grove, Ill. Arrangements are by the Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach.

Selma Grummons

Miami Herald, The (FL) - August 3, 1985: Selma M. Grummons, owner and operator with her husband of R.L. Grummons Printing in Boynton Beach, died Thursday at age 62. She lived at 125 Atlantic Dr., Boynton Beach. Mrs. Grummons was a member of the First Baptist Church, Boynton Beach; the South Palm Beach County Business Executives; charter and lifetime member of Castoffs Square Dance Club, and charter member of the Boynton Beach Sorosis Club. Survivors include her husband, Roscoe L.; a daughter, Dianna L. Godbey of West Palm Beach; two brothers, Gerald Conklin of Summerfield, Fla., and Bernard Conklin of Moravia, N.Y.; three sisters, Betty Garrett of Auburn, N.Y., Vera Camelia of Newark, N.Y. and Madeline Finch of Windsor, N.Y.; her mother, Martha Gibbons of Windsor, N.Y., and one granddaughter. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Boynton Beach. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Scobee-Combs Funeral Home, Boynton Beach. Instead of flowers, friends make make donations to the American Diabetes Association or to the charity of their choice.

John Joseph Flynn, Sr.

J.F. Flynn Sr., sports volunteer. A special memorial service will be held Sunday for John Joseph Flynn Sr., who died Tuesday in Miami. Mr. Flynn was a Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 3588, Lake Worth; the Large & Small Fry Football Association, Lake Worth; the Lake Worth Youth Baseball Association, and an active volunteer for Lake Worth High School's baseball and wrestling teams. Survivors include his wife, Muriel; three sons, Michael of Boynton Beach and Martin and Jack Jr., both of Lake Worth; four daughters, Kathleen Hulen, Mariann Ortez, Eileen Bates and Carleen Flynn, all of Lake Worth; a brother, Ed of Washington state; two sisters, Kitty Misner of Sarasota, and Anna Ryan of Ireland, and four grandchildren. A service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Colt Field of the Lake Worth Youth Baseball Association. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lake Worth High School baseball team or activity of your choice. Dorsey Funeral Home in suburban Lake Worth is in charge of arrangements.

Alva DeGraw

Services will be held today for Alva B. "Bill" DeGraw, who died Wednesday at age 80. Mr. DeGraw, of 640 Kingfish Rd., North Palm Beach, was a member of the Jupiter Light Lodge 340 F&AM; North Palm Beach Elks Lodge 2069; the Scottish Rite, Lake Worth, and the Amara Shrine Temple, Palm Beach Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Ina Mae Hewell of Jupiter; a sister, Fern Morris of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Pete of Eagle, Colo., and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, Riviera Beach. Interment will be at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in West Palm Beach. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens. Arrangements are by Howard Funeral Home in North Palm Beach.

John Milton Davis, Jr.

Joseph Milton Davis Jr., a 31-year resident of West Palm Beach, died Wednesday after a long illness. Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Air Force. He had been a clerk with the Postal Service. He was 74 years old and lived at 604 High St., West Palm Beach. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara D. Valbuena of West Palm Beach; a son, Terry D. Kieft of Middletown, Md., and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Quattlebaum- Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.

Ruth Gill

Miami Herald, The (FL) - July 25, 1985: Ruth Bowers Gill, a 63-year resident of West Palm Beach, died Sunday at 87. Mrs. Gill was a teacher and principal at Conniston Junior High School, a member of Chapter J of the PEO Sisterhood, Delta Gamma Sorority, the Pan Hellenic Organization, the Oleander Circle of the West Palm Beach Garden Club and a member of the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach. Survivors include her three grandsons, John L. Hiatt, Daniel W. Hiatt and James Richard Hiatt; and a granddaughter, Virginia R. Hiatt. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Friends may call at Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel in West Palm Beach from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Frances G. Sewell

Miami Herald, The (FL) - June 22, 1985: Frances G. Sewell, whose late husband W.L. Sewell Sr. founded Sewell Hardware, died Friday at her home in Palm Beach. Mrs. Sewell had been a member of First United Methodist Church in West Palm Beach for more than 50 years, the Women's Society of Christian Service, a Sunday school volunteer and a life member of the United Methodist Womens Esther Group. Survivors include her two sons, Worley L. Sewell Jr. of Palm Beach and Dr. James A. Sewell of Melbourne; two daughters, Mary Ann Newton of St. Petersburg and Frances Brown of Lake Worth; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, West Palm Beach, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Children's Home Society in Enterprise, Fla.

Emma Little Baldwin

Miami Herald, The (FL) - June 18, 1985: Services will be held today for Emma Little Baldwin, who died Friday. She was 99 years old. A 52-year resident of Palm Beach County, she lived at 1500 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach. Survivors include her sons, Leonard A. Baldwin Jr. of West Palm Beach; a daughter, Mrs. William S. Barney of Rockville, Md.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach.

Anna L. Meredith

Miami Herald, The (FL) - May 29, 1985: Services will be held today for Anna L. Meredith, a 64-year resident of Boynton Beach who died Saturday. Mrs. Meredith, 89, lived at 8307 S. Military Trail. Mrs. Meredith was on the Boynton Woman's Club Building Committee and one of the sponsors of the Boynton Junior Woman's Club. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy E. Link Stanley of Boynton Beach, one granddaughter and four great-granddaughters. Services will be held at 11 a.m. at Quattlebaum-Holleman- Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boynton Woman's Club Building Fund.

Roberta Newsome

Miami Herald, The (FL) - May 1, 1985: Services will be held today for Roberta W. "Bobbie" Newsome, a lifetime West Palm Beach resident who died Sunday. Mrs. Newsome, 68, of 930 Avenida Hermosa, was a graduate of the Class of 1934 of Palm Beach High. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, member and past matron of Northwood Chapter 226 O.E.S., member of the Order of the Oriental Shrine, and a member of A.S.W.A. Survivors include her husband, Carl W.; a stepson, Howard Newsome of Royal Palm Beach; three sisters, Laurene Batts of Sebring, Lillian Sipes and Mary Walton, both of West Palm Beach; one granddaughter, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.

Herbert T. Gibson

Miami Herald, The (FL) - April 6, 1985: Herbert Tuttle Gibson, a lawyer in West Palm Beach for 50 years, a community leader and co-founder of St. Mary's Hospital, died Thursday at home. He was 81 and lived at 3800 Washington Rd., West Palm Beach. Mr. Gibson was a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. In 1984, he was recognized for his 50 years of active law practice. A graduate of Palm Beach High School, Mr. Gibson earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1934 and in 1967 earned his doctorate degree in law. He practiced law in West Palm Beach with his brother, W. Terry Gibson, until his brother's death in 1960. In 1970 his son, Herbert C. Gibson, joined the firm. Mr. Gibson served as treasurer of the county and state bar associations and was a member of the ethics commission of the Florida Bar. He also co-founded St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach and served for 25 years as the hospital's attorney. He was a member-emeritus of the St. Mary's Advisory Board, serving as secretary for 23 years. In 1967, the governor of Florida appointed him to the Florida State Hospital Advisory Council. He also helped start the Board of Governors of the Visiting Nurses Association of Palm Beach County and was appointed to the board of directors of the county Children's Home by the late Judge Robert P. Robbins. In addition to his interests in the legal and health fields, Mr. Gibson was a farmer in Belle Glade in 1947 and assisted in the formation and operation of agricultural cooperatives. During World War II, he was a reserve officer in the Army infantry and organized a group known as "Minute Men," who provided manpower for security for the bridges and utility companies in the Palm Beach County area. Active in the Gulf Stream Council of the Boy Scouts of America, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club since 1959, serving as president of the Northwood Kiwanis. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Beach Club in Palm Beach, a former member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach and a member of Bethesda-by- the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach. Survivors include his wife, Alice Cummins; daughter, Theodosia Gibson Fitzgerald of Wethersfield, Conn.; son, Herbert Cummins Gibson of West Palm Beach, and four grandchildren. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Quattlebaum- Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Palm Beach. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach.

Mary Ellen Hopton

Miami Herald, The (FL) - March 29, 1985: HOPTON, Mary Ellen, 91, of West Palm Beach, died Tuesday. Graveside services noon Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach.

Vera Lea "Petey" Rinker

Miami Herald, The (FL) - March 22, 1985: Vera Lea "Petey" Rinker, wife of the owner of Rinker Materials, died Wednesday. She was a resident of Palm Beach. Mrs. Rinker, 75, was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach and a member of many clubs and organizations in Palm Beach County. Survivors include her husband, Marshall E. Sr.; three sons, Marshall E. Rinker Jr. of West Palm Beach; David B. Rinker and John J. Rinker, both of Atlantis; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Vera Lea "Petey" Scholarship Fund, in c/o Palm Beach Atlantic College, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel in West Palm Beach is in charge of arrangements.

Mae E. Hart

Miami Herald, The (FL) - January 3, 1985: Mae E. Hart, a 70-year resident of Palm Beach County, died Tuesday. She was 93 and lived at 410 Independence Rd., West Palm Beach. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Palm Beach. Survivors include her son, C.O. Hart Jr. of Daytona Beach; a daughter, Inez Hart Bell of West Palm Beach; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mizell-Faville- Zern Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach.

Claude D. Reese, Sr.

Miami Herald, The (FL) - December 29, 1984: Claude D. Reese Sr., a longtime mayor of Palm Beach whose father and grandfather before him had ruled the exclusive island in its frontier days, died Thursday. At age 87, Mr. Reese was thought to have been the oldest living native of the island. Mr. Reese had been in ill health since a stroke nine years ago. Two weeks ago, he suffered a second stroke, which left him without the will to live, his younger brother by 11 years, T.T. "Tommy" Reese, said Friday. On one of his recent Sunday afternoon visits with Claude, T.T. said his brother told him: "I just feel so bad. I just wish I could go." "Two weeks later he was gone," T.T. said. "He was so used to being active all his life. Hell, you needed a freight train to keep up with him," said a chuckling T.T., who as a youngster used to tag along with Claude on hunting and fishing expeditions. Mr. Reese began his political career on the island in 1922 when he was elected to the Town Council. He served until 1928 and then again from 1933 until 1953. In 1953, he became mayor, a position he held until he stepped down in 1971. After one re-election victory in 1965, The Miami Herald reported: "Mayor Claude Reese did it again Tuesday, in case anyone's interested. . . . Reese had no opposition, as usual. He captured the votes of all 90 citizens who made it to the polls." The name Reese holds an honored place in Palm Beach town history, said retired Judge James Knott, who has chronicled much of the county's history and knew Mr. Reese "since my schoolboy days." Claude's father, Thomas Gipton Reese, had also served as the town's mayor. He, in turn, had inherited the job from his father-in-law, Capt. Elijah Newton Dimick. Dimick, one of the island's original settlers, was the town's first mayor. Mr. Reese founded the Claude D. Reese insurance and real estate firm, which still exists today Besides his brother, Mr. Reese is survived by two sons, Claude Dimick Reese Jr. and David Reese, both of Palm Beach; one grandson; and two granddaughters. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach.

Edward Ramon Kirk

Miami Herald, The (FL) - December 15, 1984: Edward Ramon Kirk, a lifetime resident of West Palm Beach, died Friday. He was 72 years old and lived at 200 Pershing Way. Mr. Kirk was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach; a life member of Harmonia Lodge #138 F&AM; a charter member of Amara Shrine Temple, AAONMS, and a member of York Rite Bodies in West Palm Beach. He was employed at the Florida Power & Light Co. for 37 years, before his retirement in 1972. Survivors include his wife, J. Elvin; a son, Edward Redman Kirk of West Palm Beach; a sister, Lillian Lee of West Palm Beach; a brother, Harry E. Kirk of West Palm Beach, and three grandchildren. Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach, with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the endowment fund of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach is in charge of arrangements.

Loisette D. Geiger

Miami Herald, The (FL) - October 26, 1984: GEIGER, Loisette D., 54, of 500 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, died Wednesday. Graveside services 11 a.m. today at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach.

Timothy Aaron McCoy

Miami Herald, The (FL) - October 24, 1984: McCOY, Timothy Aaron, infant son of Michael and Pamela McCoy, of 4340 Barbridge Rd., West Palm Beach, died Saturday. Graveside services 10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach.

Ola H. Schultz

Miami Herald, The (FL) - August 1, 1984: SCHULTZ, Ola H., 86, of 1861 Breezy Lane, West Palm Beach, died Monday. Graveside services 3 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.




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