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Obituaries for week of Jan. 16, 2014

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Nancy Jane Elizabeth Huggins, 91
Nancy Jane Elizabeth Huggins, 91, of Plant City, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Leesburg. She was born July 29, 1922, in Birmingham, Ala. A visitation was at Midway Baptist Church, Plant City, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Services followed at 3 p.m. with Pastor Kevin MacKenzie presiding. Interment will follow at Mt. Enon Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

Laverne Williams Fort, 81
Mrs. Laverne Williams Fort, 81, of Bushnell, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. She was born in Bushnell and was a life-long resident. She was a postal clerk for the postal service and a member of Landmark Baptist Church, Bushnell. She is survived by her son, Larry (Barbara) Fort, St. Catherine; daughter, Nancy “Liz” Roberts, Sumterville; brothers, James (Dorothy) Williams, Bushnell, Joseph (Alice Williams, Webster; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m., until service time at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers please give to Landmark Baptist Church Building Fund - 1536 N. West Street Bushnell, FL 33513. Online condolences can be made at www.purcellfuneralhome.com.

Annie B. Clark, 97
Annie B. Clark, 97 of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., died Jan. 10, 2014, in Sarasota. Survivors include daughters, Beverly (Doug) Peregoy, Sarasota, Judith (John) Camp, Naples; son, Sherwood “Woody” (Sung) Clark Jr., Leesburg. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m., until service time at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences can be made to www.Purcellfuneralhome.com. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

John W. Brake Sr., 62
John W. Brake Sr., 62, of Leesburg, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Mr. Brake was born Sept. 14, 1951, in Waverly, Tenn. Survivors include his sons, Jonathon, Michael and Johnny; daughter, Christianna Brake. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.
Henry Nesz, 97
Henry Nesz, 97, of The Villages, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. He was born in Akron, Ohio Nov. 15, 1916. Survivors include his loving wife, Minnie; daughter, Karen Stoughton (Richard) of The Villages; son, Richard Nesz (Lori) of Atlanta, Ga. The family will celebrate Henry’s life with a reception from noon until the service at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel followed by internment and military honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.