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Obituaries for week of Dec. 19, 2013

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David L. Mason Sr., 67 David L. Mason Sr., 67, of Bushnell, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1946, in Middlesboro, Ky. He is survived by two children, Jess (Erinn) Mason of Ocala and David (Fred) Mason Jr. of Las Vegas. Visitation was at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. A memorial service followed at 11 a.m. with Richard Gallant presiding. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Robert Edmund Lee, 59 Robert Edmund Lee, 59, of Webster, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sumterville. He was born July 8, 1954, in Baxley, Ga. Mr. Lee was a supervisor for a paving company and a member of Cornerstone Community Baptist Church. He is survived by his partner, Gina Marie Brooks of Webster; sons, Robert Lee II of Bushnell, and Jeremiah Joseph Lee of Dade City; daughter, Alicia Ann Holstein of Lake Panasoffkee; step-daughters, Nora Danielle Brooks of Dallas, Texas, and Lauren Elizabeth Brooks of Webster; mother, Lottie Adams of Pinellas Park; sister, Shirley Shields of Pinellas Park; and 11 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 4 p.m., with Pastor Nicholas Corbo presiding. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Cornerstone Community Baptist Church at 777 E. CR 48, Bushnell, FL 33513 or the Lane Purcell Hospice House at 2452 CR 526 E., Sumterville, FL 33585. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Marie A. Troesch, 89 Marie A. Troesch, 89, of Wildwood, Fla., and Custer, S.D., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Mrs. Troesch was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Cortland, N.Y. Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Fred; daughters, Mary Bush (Leo) of McGraw, N.Y., Connie Reed (Jim) of Ashland, Va., Cassandra Brannick (John) of Lynbrook, N.Y.; son, Keith Troesch (Valerie) of Dollar Bay, Mich. Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Robert Anthony Heim Sr., 83 Robert Anthony Heim Sr., 83, of Bushnell, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Inverness. He was born April 19, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Heim of Bushnell; children, Robert (Carleen) Heim Jr. of Zephyrhills, Cindy Williams of Bushnell, Kim (Jeff) Grubbs of Smyrna, Tenn., and Brenda (Carey) Roesel of Leesburg. The family will be having private services with interment at Florida National Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Richard Allen Curtis, 81 Richard Allen Curtis, 81, of Webster, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Webster. He was born Nov. 29, 1932, in Concord, N.H. He is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Marrell) Snead of Webster, and Brenda Greene of Brooksville. Graveside services were at the Florida National Cemetery Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, with Military Honors rendered by the Sumter County Honor Guard and the United States Air Force. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Leonard James Koenig, 85 Leonard James Koenig, 85, Leesburg, Fla., (formerly of Wildwood) died Dec. 4, 2013, in Leesburg. Mr. Koenig was born March 2, 1928, in North Tonawanda, N.Y. He is survived by his loving children, Brenda (Robert) Kania of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and John Koening of Buffalo, N.Y. A funeral Mass will be 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Leesburg, with inurnment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Roger A. Cheatham, 62 Roger A. Cheatham, 62, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Mr. Cheatham was born April 7, 1951, in Mt. Dora. Survivors include his loving wife, Dawn; sons, Ryan Smith, Charles Talley and Jarrod Talley; daughter, Kelly Johnson. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Lelia Stover, 79 Lelia Stover, 79, of Montgomery, Ala., formally of Coleman, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Mrs. Stover was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Virginia. Survivors include daughter, Rita LaBarre of Montgomery; son, Scott Stover (Lisa) of Clanton, Ala. Visitation for Mrs. Stover was Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in the funeral home. Funeral services were Monday in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel with interment in Florida National Cemetery. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Sally D. Seay, 69 Sally D. Seay, 69, of Bushnell, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Bushnell. She was born June 5, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by her son, Royce Earl Seay Jr. of Bushnell; daughters, Robin Lin Marshall of Bushnell, and Dana Earlene Howard of Bushnell. Graveside services will be at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, with Pastor Florence Dunham presiding. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Barbara Ann Bridges Terry, 60 Barbara Ann Bridges Terry, 60, of Bushnell, Fla., passed away Dec. 14, 2013, at the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville. She was born in Leesburg to Robert and Edwina Bridges in 1953 and went to Groveland High School and Lake Vo-Tech. Bobbie, as the family called her, was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edwina Bridges, and by her sons, Robert N. Shane Bridges and Jack Allen Terry. She is survived by Billy Simpson; daughter, Rebecca D. Terry; sisters, Robin Jane Bridges, and Bonnie Bridges Wells (Tony); nephew, Adam Wells (Lauren); and niece, Wendy Wells Davenport and children. Bobbie had many jobs over her lifetime and a couple caused serious head injuries, and she saved someone from being hit by a car and was hit herself, instead. She always stood up for herself and would take on anyone if she thought they were going to harm someone she loved. She will be missed, but she is now in a better place. A visitation will be at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Services will be at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, with Mr. Wayne Young presiding. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Adrian Creech Sr., 72 Adrian Creech Sr., 72, of Bushnell, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Bushnell. He was born Nov. 27, 1941, in Mascotte, Fla. He is survived by his sons, Adrian (Sarah) Creech Jr. of Umatilla, Steve (Lori) Creech of Macon, Ga., Gary (Violet) Creech of Bushnell and Cecil (Cindy) Creech of Mabel; daughters, Wanda (Jimmy) Stone of Mascotte and Donna (James) Sturgeon of Leesburg. A visitation was at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services followed at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Lawrence Reeves presiding. Interment will be at Astatula Cemetery, Astatula. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. John Frances D’Aiuto, 90 John Frances D’Aiuto, 90, of Wildwood, Fla., died Dec. 15, 2013, from complications of pneumonia. John was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Bronx, N.Y. John is survived by his seven children, John Frances D’Aiuto Jr., Patricia Ann (D’Aiuto) Gruber, Deborah Valerie (D’Aiuto) Logal, Virginia Mary (D’Aiuto) Kelly, Thomas James D’Aiuto, Mary Jean (D’Aiuto) Strychalski, William Stephen D’Aiuto. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m., with a funeral service at 4 p.m., at Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.