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This Week's Obituaries
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Joseph Benjamin ''Benny'' Raymer, 58, Bradenton, died March 2, 2014. Survived by wife Karen & family.
There will be no Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Edward R. Bilkie, 86, of Bradenton, passed away March 2, 2014. Ed was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Originally from Campbell, Ohio, Ed was a member of the Memorial High School Football Hall of Fame. Ed was also a graduate of and a varsity football player for The Ohio State University, as well as a World War II veteran for the United States Air Force. He worked as an executive for the Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park, Michigan for 37 years. After moving to Bradenton in 1987, Ed became a football booster for Manatee High School, as well as an avid Gator fan.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Anna Bilkie, and brother, Lawrence (Mary). He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judith Yankee Bilkie, brother, Richard (Gail), children: Randy, Rick (Lori), Debbie Walther (Tom), Guy Boitos (Janet), Chris (Corinne), and grandchildren: Amanda Bilkie, Ryan (Amber) and Holly Bilkie, Katie and Troy Walther, Laine and Tessa Boitos, Adeline and Joseph Bilkie, Grace and Jeffrey Andrus-Bilkie.
Memorial Visitation 10:30-11:30AM with Memorial Services to follow at 11:30AM Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
M.D. Hill, (Butch/Coach “B”), 70, Bradenton, Florida died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis, father of Greg of Sarasota, FL and Scott of Evansville, IN; brother to Jessie Carl, Joyce Henry and Olive Sandefur all of Kentucky. He was born in Ohio County on November 9th to J. Carl and Winnie (Pete Tatum) Hill. Butch was an avid lover, participant and mentor of tennis and basketball. He followed his dreams by attending Murray State University and playing for the Racers 1961-66. He attained a B.S./M.S. in education, worked as a tennis/basketball coach and retired as an elementary school principal.
Other interests were real estate and riding his Harley. Butch organized the first tennis complex at the Henderson C.H.S., and expanded the Junior Development City Tennis Program, which mentors and introduces tennis to the children of Henderson. He was a certified USPTA, Level 1 tennis pro and member of the El Conquistador Racquet Club where he spent many “Happy Times” with his wonderful friends. Butch was a faithful member of the West Bradenton Baptist Church and a Christian mentor for the children’s A.W.A.N.A.S. If you wish to make a donation in Butch’s memory please consider the West Bradenton Baptist Church Children/Youth ministries.
A ''Celebration of Life,'' is on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 and on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2PM at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home 629 South Green Street, Henderson, KY. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207 in charge of arrangements. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Marcia B. Bouton, 95, Bradenton, died Mar 1, 2014. Survived by 1 son, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. No Services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd St Chapel in charge. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Tavarus Mays, 29, Sarasota, died February 28, 2014. Viewing: 6 - 8 pm, Friday, March 7 at Koinonia M. B. Church, 409 N Lime Ave, Sarasota. Service: 11:00 am, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, 3099 N Osprey Ave, Sarasota. Arrangements entrusted to Abundant Favor Mortuary, 916 13th Street W, Bradenton. 941-747-2700.
Julia M. Behn, 49, Bradenton, died February 14, 2014. Viewing: 11:00 am, Saturday, March 8, 2014, St. Paul M. B. Church, 525 Dr. MLK Jr Blvd, Bradenton. Service: following at 1:00 pm, at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Abundant Favor Mortuary, 916 13th St W. Bradenton. 941-747-2700
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