Layton Bassett

Layton Bassett

Layton Bassett, age 81, of The Villages, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia, MS on November 6, 1935. Layton retired from the US Navy as a Master Chief after serving a distinguished 30 year career, 26 years as a Navy Seal, finishing at […]

Rita Rose Skillin

Rita Rose (Trotman) Skillin, 81 of Leesburg, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017. She had been a Florida resident since the 1950’s, coming from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an accomplished LPN of forty years. Original owner of 4 Paws Grooming Salon in Leesburg, Fl. Her life’s passion was truly the care and love […]

Dr. Deborah L. Eckert

Dr. Deborah L. Eckert of the Villages, FL, teacher at Lake Weir Middle School, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. She leaves behind her husband, Bradley A. Eckert, her two children, Kayleigh J. Pagano (Matthew) and Jason J. Gades (Samantha), her brother, Daniel E. Joy (children, Heaven and Ethan), and mother, Donna M. Joy. […]

Phillip O. Creel

Phillip O. Creel

Phillip O. Creel, 74, of The Villages, FL, passed away on April 21, 2017. Born in Waterbury, CT to the late Eugene S. Creel, Sr. and Jean (Baribault) Creel. Phil was a graduate of Croft High School in Waterbury and the University of New Haven where he received his degree in Accounting. He was the […]

William B. ‘Knobby’ Knop

William Benjamin 'Knobby' Knop

William B. “Knobby” Knop, 75, of Leesburg, FL, passed away April 21, 2017. Born October 9, 1941 in West Bend, WI to John and Barbara Seip Knop, he was a firefighter for the City of West Bend before moving to Leesburg where he was a longtime employee of Belk Lindsey in Leesburg and a resident […]

Darleen Alice Krust

Darlene Alice Krust

Darleen Alice Krust, 80, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Ocala Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Pentwater, Michigan on May 8, 1936 to Royce and Nerine Blount. She moved to Orlando, Florida in 1964 with her husband Jim Schaner and their children; Jim died in […]

Dennis John ‘Skip’ Anderson

Dennis John 'Skip' Anderson

Dennis John “Skip” Anderson, 71, Leesburg, FL, passed away on April 21, 2017 at The Villages Hospice House under the loving care of his wife and staff of Cornerstone Hospice. Mr. Anderson was born on July 7, 1945 in Duluth, Minnesota to his parents Donald and Lillian Anderson. Skip was retired from the Duluth, Messabi […]

Elizabeth Berckbickler James

Elizabeth Berckbickler 'Betsy' James

Elizabeth Berckbickler James (Betsy), a longtime resident of Leesburg, FL, died Wednesday evening, April 19 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Cornerstone Hospice in Lady Lake. Betsy was born in Hartford, Alabama on December 15th, 1932. Despite the relatively small size of the town, two other girls were born that day– with each of […]

Leonard C. Lineberry

Leonard Carlton Lineberry

Leonard C. Lineberry, 85, passed away under Hospice Care in his home at the Villages, FL, on Wed., April 19, 2017. He was born in Yadkin County, NC. He moved to Hampton, VA in 1950 where he started his own Painting and Decorating Business-his Logo was “that certain touch”. He served the Peninsula area until […]

Billie Bottomley

Billie Bottomley

Billie “Aunt Dener” Bottomley, 84, of Fruitland Park, FL, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Mrs. Bottomley was born August 16, 1932 in Erwin, TN to Carlos W. and Venia (McKinney) Bailey. She moved here in 1958 from Dade City and was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Fruitland Park. Aunt […]

Helen Neibert Dexter

Helen Neibert Dexter, 86, of Wildwood, FL, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. She was born March 14, 1931 in Buffalo, New York and moved to West Lafayette, Indiana when she was 3 years old. As a high school senior, she began her business career as a teller for the First Merchants Bank of […]

Edwin F. Cavanagh

Edwin F. Cavanagh

Edwin F. Cavanagh, 76, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Long Island, New York to the late Edwin and Dolores Cavanagh. Ed served in the United States Army. He was an avid golfer and also a bowling center proprietor. Family was extremely important to Ed and […]

Frances Curcio

Frances Curcio

Frances Curcio, age 81, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 23, 1935. She lived most her life in Brooklyn and moved to The Villages in 2006 to be near family. She was Catholic. She is survived by her brother Anthony Curcio and […]