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Wednesday, May 18, 1988
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THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1988 5B Obituaries Andrew Duggan, was star in 'By BURT A. FOLKART L6s Angeles Times News Service , HOLLYWOOD - Andrew Duggan, the stylish, all-around actor trwho demonstrated both a knack for CLASSIFIED FUNERAL ESTELLA HAMILTON MCCAIN Formerly of 1009-18th St., West Palm Beach, Fla. departed this life on May 13, 1988 in Miami, Fla. A resident of the Palm Beaches, she came here in 1922 from Georgia. She was a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church, WPB for many years, serving in various capacities: member of Senior Choir, Missionary Society and Terry-Brower Sisterhood. She was a ffiPTnber of American Legion Post 199 and preceded -in death by her husband, Bishop McCain in 1972. k 1 Survivors include special children; Lula M. 1 tdum, Thelma Bradley and Otis Whitehead; a step-' sister, Lula M. Plummer of WPB; sister-in-law, Odell ! Sutton of Miami, a devoted niece, Gwendolyn Cliett of ( cVol City, Fla, other nieces, Chelly Ross of Miami , and Ida Ward of Orlando, Fla; two nephews; Eschol , Station of Miami and Willie B. Hamilton of Newark, , K. J. ; two God-children Wayne Leonard and Margie L. j Rhodes of WPB, a host of other relatives, devoted i neighbors and friends. ; Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May i 21, 19M8, 12 noon at St. John Baptist Church, W P B., t Ha. Arrangements entrusted to STEVENS BROS, t FUNERAL HOME, West Palm Beach, Florida. LJ.. GREGORY II. vonBERG - Age 42, of 1114 Wilkinson Road, Hypoluxo passed away in a local hospital Sunday. , -t f Survived by two sons, Gregory Scott vonBerg land Derek vonBerg, Boynton Beach; sister, Valerie Nelligan, Laniana ; brother, William vonBerg, Plymouth, Massachusetts. . tV Funeral services will be held at the DORSEY TUNERAL HOME, 3525 South Congress Ave., Lake Worth, Thursday, 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alfred T. Bpyer. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. H)n HOWARD C. BIRD Age 72, passed away May 16, 1988. Orginially from Buffalo, New York and a resident of Florida isince 1956. A Navy vet of WW II and past employee of General Electric. l He is survived by his devoted wife, Nery M. :BuJ; loving daughter, Christine Koebrich of Atlanta, Georgia; loved son, William H. Bird of Davie, Florida; beloved granddaughter, Dana Silvio of Atlanta, Georgia; and bereaved sister, Dorothy Harding of -Buffalo, New York; and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, 10-1 p.m. Service is Wednesday, 1 p.m. with immediate interment at Vis-tk Memorial Gardens. Vista Funeral Home, 14200 .W. 57th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida. JACK J. RABAT Age 64, of Tequesta, died Saturday, May 14, 1988. He is survived by his wife Dolores; son, Jack J. Jr., Cypress, Texas; daughter, Jo Ann Karr, of Kellsmere, Fla; four grandchildren; one sister, ;Maryann McCarl, of Guy Mills, Pa. Arrangements by CREMATION SOCIETY OF ) AMERICA. JEANNETTE ARKEMA ') . Age 72, of Lake Worth passed away at her home '$aturday, May 14, 1988. She was a member of the Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Lake Worth. . "o Survived by two sisters, Elsie and Marie Arkcma, both of Grand Rapids, Michigan; sister-in-MAw Ruby Arkema, of Grand Rapids, and two nieces. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 19th, 10 a.m. Pinecrest Cemetery, L.W. with Rev. C. Ernest Tatham, Pastor of the Cornerstone Fellowship Church, L.W. officiating. DORSEY FUNERAL "HOME, 3525 South Congress Ave., Lake Worth ir (charge of arrangements. JEROME II. ETHERIDGE Age 86 of West Palm Beach, passed away Monday, May 16th, 1988. Mr. Etheridge was a member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge in Buffalo, New York for over 60 years, Survivors included his wife, Mary; one daughter: Betty Simons of West Palm Beach; two brothers: Lionel and Scott Etheridge, both of North Carolina; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 20th, 1988, 2:00 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Harry E. Mann, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 1152 Cherry Road, West Palm Reach, Florida, 33409. Arrangements entrusted to Town Country Funeral Home, 3691 Seacrest Blvd. Laniana, Fla. JUANITA BUNDRIDGE Formerly of West Palm Beach, Fla; most recent-, Mly f Charlotte, N.C., passed away May 16, 1988. Hi; Local relative include two sisters, Lillian Savage, and Haze) Leonard and husband, Lovett, all of v Riviera Beach; two brothers, Claude Fisher and wife Geo, and Willie James Fisher, all of Deiray Beach; 1 Tour children and eight grandchildren, of Charlotte, North Carolina; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; ' ii host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, '"pother relatives, and friends. Funeral service and burial in Charlotte, North Carolina. A STEVENS BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME ANNOUNCEMENT. MINNIE LEE BATES . Mrs. Bates, 94 years old of Oxford, Georgia, for--nwrly of West Palm Beach, died Tuesday, May 17, 1988. Born in Cadie Gap, Ark. on September 24. 1893, . she came to the West Palm Beaches in 1925. She was . a longtime member of Wagg Memorial United Meth-'"Gdist Church, active in the Women's organizations and Sunday School until she moved to Georgia in the nearly 1980's, She had been associated with the Palm Beach County School Cafeteria System for many years until her retirement. " She is survived by two sons, Sherman Bates of West Palm Beach, Raymond Bates of Miami, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. W.M. (Virginia) Burton, Jr. of '.Oxford, Ga., Mrs. H.R. (Juanita) Wood of Center Harbor, New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren and 19 - great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held 2 P.M. Thursday at ,v,Wagg Memorial United Methodist Church conducted by The Rev. William H. Compton, Pastor. Friends jrmay call at QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE - FUNERAL HOME, 1201 South Olive Ave., West Palm Heach, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. m, RICHARD M. HANSFORD Age 56, of West Palm Beach, Florida, died at 10 um.m. on Monday, May 16, 1988. r He is survived by his wife Charlene; three daughters; five grandchildren; one great-grandson. nm? Memorial services will be held at The Plush Pony, Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, on Friday, May 20, 1988 in the afternoon. At ? ' ROSIE FOSTER ' A 66, of 710 10th Street, Apartment 2, West Palm Beach passed away May 15, 1988. She Is survived by one son Charles Foster; one sister, Lucille Davis; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Thursday, 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, W.P.B. Friends may call today 5-8:30 p.m. STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements. THOMAS JETER DUNNING cii. 64, longtime resident of West Palm Beach passed away at home, Sunday after an extended illness. 1 Mr. Dunning is survived by his sisters, Louise Schrader ol Richmond, Virginia and Margaret MNicorvo of West Palm Beach. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family wishes that In lieu of flowers ',' thiil contributions be made to Arthritis Foundation. drama and a flair for comedy in films and on television shows over the past 40 years, died Sunday of cancer at his Westwood home. He was 64 and an earlier opera- NOTICES DEACON LEROY ALVIN NELSON, SR. Was born on December 19, 1939, in Macon, Georgia, to the parentage of Sim Nelson, Jr. and the late Willie Mae Nelson. He departed this life peacefully on Friday, May 13, 1988. Leroy was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, Georgia and Palm Beach County, Florida. Being the son of a preacher, he devoted his life at an early age to New Beulah Baptist Church, in Leslie, Georgia. Leroy's dedicated Christian work followed him to Florida. Under the leadership of his father, he joined Union Baptist Church in South Bay, where he later became an ordained Deacon. He's known throughout the states for his ability to spiritually lift a devotional service with prayers and singing of hymns. It's true, behind every praying mother, there's a praying child. While in Florida, he met and married the lovely Bemestine Edwards, on March 17, 1956. During their 33 years of marriage, God blessed them with seven (7) children. Leroy's motto he lived by was "If I can help somebody as I pass along this way, then my living shall not be in vain. He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted Christian wife, Bemestine Edwards Nelson; three (3) sons Herman Edwards Nelson, Tampa, Florida, Leroy Al-vin Nelson Jr. and Ricky Tillman Pahokee, Florida; five (5) daughters Glenda N. Garrett, West Palm Beach, Florida, Armeter L. Caines, Wichita Falls, Texas, Brenda N. Mann, Sebrina N. Brown, and Ber-nestine Lavett Moore, all of Belle Glade, Florida; fifteen (15) grandchildren; a devoted father, Rev. Sim Nelson Jr. South Bay, Florida; six (6) brothers, Eddie Lee, Simm UI, and Willie Nelson, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rev. Levi Nelson, Lakeland, Florida, James L. Nelson, Berkley, California, and Walter L. Nelson, Pahokee, Florida, two (2) sisters, Jannie Wright, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mary Ethel Jones, Norfolk, Virginia and a host of loving relatives & friends. The body will be in repose Wednesday, May 18, 1988 at Union Baptist Church, South Bay, Florida from 6PM until 8PM. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 19. 1988 at New Bethel Baptist Church, Belle Glade, Fla. Rev. R.F. Hairston, m will officiate. Interment will be at Foreverglades Mausoleum. TAYLOR-SMITH-WEST Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. OWEN F. LAVELLE Mr. Lavelle, 59 years old of 19750 Beach Road, Jupiter Island, Fla. died Sunday, May 15, 1988. Mr. Lavelle had been a resident of the Palm Beach area since 1982, coming here from Detroit, Michigan. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Development Partners, Inc., a commercial real estate development company, since January of 1985. A graduate of Ohio University, he did post graduate work at Fenn College and Western Reserve University. He was in real estate development in Detroit, Michigan for many years. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was formerly a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and the Detroit Golf Club. He was a member of the Palm Beach Yacht Club, Jupiter Hills Golf Club and St. Judes Catholic Church, Jupiter - Tequesta. He is survived by his wife Patricia Lavelle of Jupiter Island, Fla.; two sisters, Madeline Littman and Margaret Gelb, and brother John Lavelle, all of Cleveland, Ohio. A Scripture service will be held 8 pm Tuesday at QUATTLEBAUM-HOLLEMAN-BURSE FUNERAL HOME 1201 So. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. A Funeral Mass will be said 10am Wednesday at St. Judes Catholic Church with interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park, Jupiter, Fla. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. E. WILLIAM FAIRBROTHER 64, of Riviera Beach passed away May 14,1988. He is survived by wife, Helen; daughter, Debra Kim (Jim) Burke; grandchildren, Danny and Lauren. ETHEL SHAW Ethel Shaw, 83 years old of Century Village, West Palm Beach, Florida passed away on Monday, May 16, 1988. Beloved wife of the late, Lewis Shaw. Survivors include two daughters, Arlene Hell-brunn of West Palm Beach and Joyce Shaw of Puerto Rico; three grandchildren, Lloyd Heilbrunn of Palm Beach Gardens and Rick and Ewie Heilbrunn of New Orleans, Lousiana; two brothers; Sam Aronberg of Lake Worth and Mickey Aronberg of Miami and one sister, Hylda Pearl Levy of California. Graveside Services at Palm Beach Memorial Park. Beth Olam Section, Lantana, Florida on Wednesday, May 18th, 1988 at 10AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, 4942 North University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33351. EUGENE W. KRAMER Age 94, of Palm Beach, died May 17, 1988. Survived by loving wife, Margaret Strauss. FRANCES VIOLA BURTON 84, 608 SE 4th Ave, Deiray Beach, passed away Sunday, May 15, 1988 at her residence. Member First Baptist Church of Deiray. Mrs. Burton was employed for 30 years at Mercer-Wenzeil of Deiray Beach. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Stone, Deiray Beach; two sons, Robert Burton, Boynton Beach, Lewis Aubrey Burton, of Deiray Beach; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, John D. and Paul .McElveen; sister. Bertha Roundtree. Graveside funeral services will be held 11am., Wednesday at the Deiray Beach Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. SCOBEE IRELAND POTTER FUNERAL HOME, Deiray Beach, in charge of arrangements. GRADY A. JOHNSON Of 1128 W. 6th Street, Riviera Beach, Florida, passed away Friday, May 13, 1988. He was a long time member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Grady can be remembered for many years of service given at the Standard Service Station, later known as Worth Avenue Service Station, Palm Beach, Florida. He leaves to cherish his memory a niece, Choice Lee Dorsey, of Riviera Beach; brother, Charlie Smith, of Hastings, Fla; devoted nephew, Joe Dorsey of Rivera Beach; and host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends. Funeral service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangmcnts. ALICE G. NISPEL Age 83, of 605 S. US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, died Monday, May 16, 1388. Survived by her husband, Alfred C. Nispel, Juno Beach; one daughter, Jane A. Brown, Yarmouth Port, Mass.; two grandchildren, Alison K. and Sharon F. Brown. A Memorial Mass will be held U a.m., Friday, May 20. 1988 at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 10970 State Rd 703, North Palm Beach, celebrated by Fr. Vincent Segotta. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Building Fund of St. Paul of the Cross. Arrangements by HOWARD FUNERAL HOME, 754 U.S. Hwy. 1, NORTH PALM BEACH. WESLEY SHANNON SERGEL Age 15, of Okeechobee, Florida, died Monday, May 16, 1988 as a result of a vehicular accident. A resident of Okeechobee for four years. He was a student at Okeechobee High School, a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, and active with Real Life Ranch of Okeechobee. He Is survived by his mother, Connie Jean Sergei McCabe, Okeechobee; maternal grandmother, Norma Sergei, Okeechobee; step-father, Bucky McCabe, Okeechobee; aunts, Wendy Smith, Lake Worth and Sharon Mitchell, Marlanna, Fla; uncles, Chris Sergei, Okeechobee, Mark Sergei, Marlanna, Fla, and Gary Sergei, West Palm Beach; several cousins. Friends may call at the BUXTON FUNERAL HOME 110 NE 5th St., Okeechobee from 2-4 and Mpm Wednesday. Services will be conducted at 4pm Thursday at the BUXTON FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. THE BUXTON FUNERAL HOME is In charge of arrangements. tion for throat cancer had actually enhanced his career, leaving him with a slightly huskier voice deemed more acceptable to commercial voice-overs. Mr. Duggan came to films and television after Army service in India, China and Burma during World War II. He had been assigned to the Special Services Company Ex-Ambassador The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Retired U.S. Ambassador Louis Glenn Fields Jr., appointed by President Reagan in 1981 to the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, died Tuesday at George Washington University Hospital. Mr. Fields, who died of cancer, was 58. Mr. Fields, a Miami native. PALM BEACH COUNTY Bates, Minnie Lee, 94, of West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum-Holle-man-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Thursday. Bird, Howard, 72, of 8363 White Eggert Way, Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Ciampi, Ann J., 62, of Deiray Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Guardian Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach. Cole, August, 92, of 1215 Seventh Ave. N., Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Evans, Margarette, 31, of West Palm Beach. Lakeside " Chapel, Lake Worth. Feinstein, Mae, 87, of Century Village, West Palm Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral in St. Albans, N.Y. Gallop, Frank, 87, of Palm Beach. E. Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home, East Chapel, Lake Worth. Gary, Carlos, 17, of 633 S.W. iiw A rii aW m Memorial Chapels West Palm Beach BocaDeerfield Beach 689-0877 429-9704 it ! Travel in the company of genius . . . invite the masters into your car on 90.7-WXEL. We devote more than 100 hours each week to the world's musical masterpieces, with no commercials-ever. Plus news, features and personality profiles on the highly acclaimed "Morning Edition" and All Things in the company NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO television led by actor Melvin Douglas, Mr. Duggan said in a 1962 interview. Douglas encouraged the aspiring actor to look him up at war's end. That renewed contact led to a role opposite Lucille Ball in Dream Girl at the old Biltmore Bowl in Los Angeles. He went to Broadway for stage roles in Rose Tattoo and Paint Louis G. Fields served as a consultant-expert in economic warfare to the Vietnam Bureau of the Agency for International Development from 1967 to 1969. From 1969 to 1981, Mr. Fields worked in the Legal Adviser's Office of the Department of State. Following his appointment by Reagan, he served in the rank of ambassador until his retirement in 1985. Area Deaths Eighth St. 1, Belle Glade. Taylor-Smith-West Funeral Home, Pahokee. Funeral today. Gluck, Etta, 81, of Hibiscus Drive, Royal Palm Beach. Lakeside Chapel, Lake Worth. Gunson, Leo, 91, of Lake Worth. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth. Funeral in Philadelphia. Holmes, John M., 69, of Boca Raton. Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton. Kondras, Edith A., 75, of Boca Raton. Robert J. Babione Funeral Home, Boca Raton. Marmerstein, Elliot N., 73, of Deiray Beach. Riverside Guardian Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral in Elmont, N.Y. Mason, Frank, 52, of 135 S.W. 10th Ave., South Bay. Taylor-Smith-West Funeral Home, Pahokee. Naphas, Ada, 95, of Lake Worth. Town & Country Funeral Home, Lantana. Funeral in New Jersey. Take a ride with a genius. Considered. Spend some time of genius . . . with 90.7-WXEL. series 'Lancer' Your Wagon. He did live television from New York City and was given his first starring TV role in 1959 when he was cast as Cal Calhoun in the detective adventure series Bourbon Street Beat. His other roles included a portrayal of Dwight D. Eisenhower in the acclaimed Backstairs at the White House, a 1979 miniseries about the private lives of U.S presidents. He also had been seen as Col. Deiner in another series, Rich Man, Poor Man Book I in 1976-77 and starred in Lancer as the patriarch Murdoch Lancer resisting those who were trying to take his California land in the Western series. His other starring TV roles were as the tolerant husband of the wife who could not quit taking in foster children in Room for One More," while he had a featured sustaining role as Gen. Ed Britt in the 1965-67 series Twelve O'Clock High. Nelson, Leroy Alvin Sr., 48, of 764 S.W. Eighth St., Belle Glade. Taylor-Smith-West Funeral Home, Belle Glade. Funeral Thursday. Nispel, Alice G., 83, of 605 S. U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Howard Funeral Home, North Palm Beach. Funeral Friday. Quist, Neal J., 89, of Deiray Beach. Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, Deiray Beach. Shaw, Ethel, 83, of Century Village, West Palm Beach. Mizell-Faville-Zern Guardian Plan Chapel, West Palm Beach. Graveside services today. Siege!, Margaret A., 72, of 2180 Hypoluxo Road, Lantana. Necron Cremation Services, Lake Worth. MARTIN COUNTY Doyle, John Lawrence Jr., 70, of Stuart. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. Klink, John Robert Sr., 64, of Hobe Sound. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. Memorial Chapels West Palm Beach BocaDeerfield Beach 689-8700 427-6500 90J-WXELFM Striking a note - Andrew Duggan, a television and movie actor the past 40 years, died of cancer Sunday. Mentuck, John, 70, of Palm City. Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart. ST. LUCIE COUNTY Hofmann, Henry, 84, of 4 1902 York Court, Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Keller, James, 66. of 5303 Echo Pines Circle, Holiday Pines. Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Marshall, James George, of Port St. Lucie. Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. Smith, Wilfred, 64, of 4 Rosita Lane, Golf Village, Port St. Lucie. Yates Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Hitchcock, L.H., 72, of Okeechobee. Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, Okeechobee. Services today. Sergei, Wesley S., 15, of Okeechobee. Buxton Funeral Home, Okeechobee. Services Thursday. UkW of excellence

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