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By The Staff

 

Emily D. Young,

91, of Ocala

Emily D. Young, 91, of Ocala, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 in Ocala. She was born in Clark Township, N.J. She came here from West Palm Beach in 1973 and lived here 35 years.

Mrs. Young was a retired seamstress. She also was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Marion Oaks, and Eastern Star in North Carolina.

Survivors include her son, Stanley Albers of Hazlet, N.J., daughter Laverne Sawickie of West Palm Beach, stepdaughter Lillian Hall of Ocala, and stepson Kenny Young of China.

Visitation and services were at Maranatha Baptist Church in Marion Oaks on Friday, Nov. 14. Entombment was at Highland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-TimberRidge Chapel. Diann Marie DeBari, 67,

of On Top of the World

Diann Marie DeBari, 67, of On Top of the World, died Nov. 13, 2008 at Hospice Legacy House. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 2003 from New Bern, N.C.

Mrs. DeBari was a bookkeeper and homemaker. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, an active participant in OTOW clubs – secretary of the Genealogy Club, Stamping Club and Tennis Club, also St. Mary’s Historical Society of Maryland. She enjoyed tennis and crafts and “oldies” music.

Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, Michele Frank; daughter, Diann Lynn Bailey of Ocean Springs, Miss.; sons, Brian G. DeBari of Winchester, Va., Jamie M. DeBari of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Peter A. “Tony” DeBari of Morgantown, W. Va., and Brett S. DeBari of Winchester, Va.; brother, Jeffrey J. Buckler of Clinton, Md.; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, TimberRidge Chapel. Arthur L. Mengel, 78,

of Marion Landing

Arthur L. Mengel, 78, of Marion Landing, died Nov. 14, 2008 at Munroe Regional Medical Center. He was born in Orwigsburg, Pa. He lived in Ocala since 1993, coming from Kings Park, Long Island, N.Y.

Mr. Mengel retired from Chemical Bank in New York after 45 years of service. He was a great husband and father who enjoyed family trips, bowling, card playing and movies.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 44 years, Alice “June”; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jose Crespo of Nevada; and son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Bea Mengel of Georgia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, TimberRidge Chapel.

Frances Mae Clarke,

70, of Ocala

Frances Mae Clarke, 70, of Ocala, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 in Ocala. She was born Dec. 26, 1937 in Olney, Md., and had resided in the Ocala area four months, coming from Glen Burnie, Md. She was a Lutheran and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis; son, Robert Bruce Clarke of Glen Burnie, Md.; daughters, Cynthia Anne Goodnown of Inverness, Pamela Ellen Bowman of Ocala, and Laura Lawyer of Glen Burnie, Md.; and sisters, Brenda Grooms of Savage, Md., Carolyn Frost of Laurel, Md., and Paulette Zoltig of Stephens City, Md.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 17, in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry McKee of Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon was in charge of arrangements. Marie Nunley Gray,

79, of Ocala

Marie Nunley Gray, 79, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at Hospice Legacy House. She was born in Roanoke, Va. and moved to Ocala in 1990 from Virginia Beach, Va. She was a real estate salesperson, a Sunday school teacher, chaperoned teenage military dependents, an animal lover and enjoyed gardening and fishing. She was a former member of the Church of the Brethren and a current member of the Ocala West United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Gray is survived by James, her husband of 60 years; sons, James Stephen (Susan) Gray of Clermont, Charles Dennis Gray of Powder Springs, Ga.; grandsons, Christopher David (Christine) Gray of Dallas, Ga., James Michael (Sherri) Gray of San Antonio, Texas, David Roland (Stephenie) Gray of Leland, N.C.; granddaughters, Jennifer Anne Gray of Lawrenceville, Ga., Julia Kim Gray of Powder Springs, Ga.; great-grandson, James Ryan Gray of San Antonio, Texas; great-granddaughters, Evelyn Nora Gray of Dallas, Ga., and Lena Duncan Gray of Leland, N.C.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Ken Kleckner, III officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478 or to the Ocala West United Methodist Church. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West was in charge of arrangements. Judith “Judi” Archacki,

75, of Ocala

Judith “Judi” Archacki, 75, died Wednesday. Nov. 12, 2008 at Hospice Legacy House. She was born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y. and moved to Ocala in 1994 from Tucson, Ariz. She was Catholic, and enjoyed collecting antiques, doll collecting and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Mrs. Archacki is survived by Ralph, her husband of 17 years; daughters, Shayne A. (David) Cotcamp of Whitney Point, N.Y., Holly Susan (Christopher) Holbrook-Rice of Maine, N.Y.; sons, Jeffrey F. (Kimberly) Holbrook of Killawog, N.Y., James S. Holbrook of Binghamton, N.Y., Christopher A. Holbrook of Castle Creek, N.Y., Kevin R. Holbrook of Binghamton, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister, Susan E (Herbert) Willard of Hudson.

There was a memorial service Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, with Fr. Raymond Waite officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West was in charge of arrangements. Gladys L. Lanham,

77, of Ocala

Gladys L. Lanham, 77, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bradford, Pa. and moved to Ocala in 1981 from Loch Haven, Pa. She enjoyed RV traveling, gardening, and dancing.

Mrs. Lanham is survived by Robert, her husband of 27 years; son, David Wallace of Loch Haven, Pa.; sisters, Shirley Altire, and Mildred Long; grandchildren, Joshua and Jeremy Wallace, and Audrey Bridgens of Mill Hall, Pa. Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West was in charge of arrangements.