Obituary Alan Williams

September 22, 2017
Alan L. Williams, 86, of Tallahassee died Thursday (9/7/17) after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by parents LeRoy and Dorothy Williams, sister Caryln Peterson, and wife of almost 60 year…

Obituary Patricia Heisel

August 25, 2017
Patricia Ann Heisel, 84, died July 30, 2017, at her home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, surrounded by her husband of 61 years and five children, after a brief and brave fight against acute myeloid leuk…

Obituary: Gerry Getman

August 18, 2017
Gerry Getman, 70, of McMurray, Pennsylvania and Boca Grande, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Katy Getman; loving father of Chrissy (Stephen) Martin and Ma…

Obituary: William Charles Kunkler Jr.

August 14, 2017
William Charles Kunkler, Jr., beloved husband of Diane, gave up his soul to God on Sunday, August 6, 2017 after 88 extraordinary, full years. Bill’s marriage with Diane filled 61 of those years – a…

Obituary: Katherine Kennedy Barney

August 4, 2017
Katherine Kennedy Barney (Kay) died peacefully in her sleep at home on Nantucket on August 1, 2017. Her husband, William Hadwen Barney, preceded her in death last year. Mrs. Barney was born on Sept…

Obituary Jay Niles

July 21, 2017
John “Jay” Cutler Niles, of Marblehead, Mass. and Woodstock, Vt., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 9, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was 54 years old. Born in Buffalo, N….

Obituary: Richard Leatherwood

June 30, 2017
Richard L. Leatherwood, age 78, of Boca Grande and Walland, Tenn., died at his mountain home on June 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann; his daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Eric B…

Obituary: John Gallwey Carter

June 23, 2017
John Gallwey Carter, 26, residing briefly in Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away on June 9, 2017. John was born on July 29, 1990 to John Elliot and Gael Gallwey Carter in Tampa, Florida. John was a gr…

OBITUARY: Lowell Emerson Bell

May 19, 2017
Lowell Emerson Bell, 82, of Wade, N.C., a Boca Grande native, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Lowell was born to Angelo and Myrtle Padilla Bell on January 10, 1935 at the south end of the isla…

Our sweet Miss Dee: 1941-2017

May 19, 2017
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – If Louise du Pont Crowninshield could be called “the fairy godmother of Boca Grande,” Dee Wheeler could most certainly be called “the mom of Boca Grande.” There is not enough ro…