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Obituary: Roberta Presley Johnson

March 29, 2019
An angel has passed. Roberta Presley Johnson, born in 1942 in Boca Grande, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Charlie Mae and Bill Presley, who…

Obituary: James Hamilton Greer

March 29, 2019
James Hamilton Geer, 94, passed away peacefully on, March 15, 2019. He threw himself into everything he did, no matter if it was running major corporations, church boards, his kids sports schedules…

Cappy Joiner, Patriarch of The Pass: 1937 – 2019

March 22, 2019
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – How strange will it be to start the 2019 tarpon season out without Capt. Cappy Joiner’s voice on the radio. His presence was huge in Boca Grande Pass, as well as in the village….

OBITUARY: Lori Charette

March 22, 2019
BY ANNE LAMORIELLO – There was no cry for help, just a big splash. Without even thinking and before I could run for help, Lori had pushed away from the dock in our 12-foot dingy in the direction of…

OBITUARY: James “Cappy” Joiner

March 22, 2019
James “Cappy” G. Joiner, Jr., 81, of Placida, Florida left this earth on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from his Charlotte County residence. He was born on June 7, 1937 in Boca Grande to the late James …

OBITUARY: James “Cappy” Joiner

March 16, 2019
James G. Joiner, Jr. “Cappy”, 81, of Placida, Florida left this earth on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from his Charlotte County residence. Born on June 7, 1937 in Boca Grande, to the late James and El…

Celebration of Life for William Carlstrom

March 15, 2019
William Joseph (Bad Bill or Wild Willy) Carlstrom, age 79, of Port Charlotte and Boca Grande, passed away December 29, 2018. Bill was born in Queens, N.Y. on August 8, 1939, the son of Norman and K…

Obituary: J Pepper Frazier

March 15, 2019
J  Pepper Frazier, an island resident of many years, passed away on March 6, 2019. He was born to George and Marion (“Mimsi”) Frazier on July 5, 1945 in New York City. He was so sick when he was bo…

Memorial service for J Pepper Frazier

March 8, 2019
J Pepper Frazier, born July 5,1945, passed away on March 6, 2019. A memorial service is being held on Monday, 11 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with a reception following at 1210 12th …

Obituary: Elizabeth Ringer

March 7, 2019
Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Elizabeth M. Ringer, 95, passed away in peace at her home in Wayzata, Minnesota surrounded by her family on March 2, 2019. Her husband of ov…