BERRY – Mary J. Berry, 86, of St. Cloud, also known as “Tiny” passed away Friday, February 20, 2015. She was born July 27, 1928 in Kissimmee Florida, the daughter of Perry and Mary Harrelson. Mary was a loving mother who enjoyed people, she would only find the good in people. She was a dancer and loved Bingo. She and her friend held country music at the St. Cloud Senior Center of Friday’s. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. She will be missed by all.
Mary is survived by her sons: Robert Berry (Diann) of Wasilla, Alaska, Mike Berry (Maxine) of Oviedo, Florida; daughter: Linda Suggs (Ronnie) of Orlando, Florida; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her friend Larry Marrino. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Kennard Berry and her son, Craig Berry.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home. A service to Celebrate the life of Mary J. Berry will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 in the Roger C. Thompson Memorial Chapel at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
The Berry family is being cared for by Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL. 34741.
DRUMMOND – Arthur Lee, III, 65, a resident of Orange City, FL, passed away, Sunday, February 15, 2015 in a local hospital. Survivors include two brothers and one sister; Bruce Drummond, Larry Drummond, Debi Drummond Gassert (Darrell); Two daughters, Loree Drummond Fulton (William Acheson) of Wetumpka, AL, April Lea Drummond of Millbrook, AL, Son, Arthur Lee Drummond, IV (Claire) of Monroeville, AL; grandchildren, Kayla Fulton, Cori Drummond, Whitney Fulton, Cole Drummond, Luke Drummond, Ellie Drummond; great grandchild, Alex Jones; Fiancé, Lisa Dixon. Mr. Drummond proudly served his country in the U. S. Army. He was a loving fiancé, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who enjoyed cooking, leatherworking, his canine companions, and spending time with his many friends and family. He will be sorely missed.
Celebration of Life will be at the Kissimmee Lakefront, 201 Lake View Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34741, Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
EBY – Nancy Arlene Channel Eby, 72, died February 13, 2015. She was born December 28, 1942, in Crooksville, Ohio. Her parents: George Edward Channel and Rosemary Russel Channel, deceased prior to Nancy’s death.
Nancy moved to Kissimmee, FL in 1955 along with her mother and brother, Edward Martin Channel. She graduated from OHS in 1960 and served as an officer in her class for many years. Her later working years she was happily busy with lawn maintenance enjoying the work and her customers friendship.
A very loving and caring person to those who knew her. Nancy is survived by her children; Douglas Eby of Kissimmee and Donna (Hampton) Sessions of Washington. Two grandchildren; Samuel Bradley of Davenport, FL and Meagan Minisci of Northport, FL, along with 5 great grandchildren.
Her crematory was performed by Conrad & Thompson Services. There will be a private commemorative ceremony held in April 2015 in honor of Nancy at her home in Kissimmee.
VIENS – Raymond O. Viens, 88, of St. Cloud, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 4, 1926 to Oscar and Cecile (Coulombe) Viens. He was educated in the So. Hadley schools. Ray started his career in printing at Multicolor Gravure, Holyoke, MA, after serving two years in the Army.
In 1971 he accepted a position at Walmates on Long Island, N.Y. In 1986 he and his family moved to Florida. Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Irene, son Kevin Viens of Dorchester MA, daughter Lisa Darnell of St. Cloud and granddaughter Madison Darnell of St. Cloud.
A memorial service will he held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on March 14th at 9:00 a.m. Internment will be private.