Seymour Chotiner

June 5, 1923 - April 21, 2011


Seymour Chotiner, age 87 of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Thursday, April 21,

2011, at Surrey Place Care Center in Live Oak, Fla. following a lengthy illness.

Born June 5, 1923 in Bronx, N.Y. and grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. graduating from

New Rochelle Senior High School in 1941. He attended St. John’s University in

Brooklyn, N.Y. School of Accounting and graduated in 1946. He was a retired

member of the New York and Florida Bar. Seymour moved to Pompano Beach, Fla. in

1960 where he owned and operated Sands Harbor Inn, was a chicken farmer in Bear

Creek, N.C. before becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Appraiser

and Certified County Court Mediator. During the 1950’s he served as Executive

Secretary to the Mayor of Mount Vernon, N.Y., Director of the Census, and Civil

Service Commissioner of Mount Vernon, director of the Strategic Material for the

Office of Price Stabilization during the Korean War and also served as a member

of the Suwannee River Water Management District Board and was a retired self-employed  Counselor at Law and a member of the Temple Israel in Tallahassee, Fla.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Elizabeth Hubschman, two sons, Alan

S. Chotiner and Robert P. Chotiner. 

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Deloris Vann Chotiner, Live Oak, Fla.; two

sons, David M. Chotiner, Mills River, N.C. and Gary Chotiner, Ocala, Fla.; one

stepson, Scott McCullough,O’Brien, Fla.; one step daughter, Lori Jones, Williston,

Fla.; one sister, Lorraine Wallis, Summers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Adam S.

Chotiner, Sarah E. Chotiner, Marie Chotiner, Natalie Chotiner, Jessica Chotiner,

Hillary Jones, Bradley Jones and Mallory Jones. Two great grandchildren, Zoey

and Jessie Chotiner.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the Brody

Harris Memorial Chapel with Mr. A.P. “Buddy” Nott officiating. Interment will

follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America,

North Florida Chapter 10550, St. Augustine, Rd., Suite 28,Jacksonville, FL  32257.

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Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., 932 N. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, 386-364-5115 is in charge of all arrangements.


Davis C. “Dave” DeLoach

March 8, 1923 - April 20, 2011

Davis C. "Dave" DeLoach, 88, Live Oak, Fla. passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 after a short illness. The Furman, S.C. native was a Veteran of WWII while serving in the Army and he retired from the city of Live Oak Fire Department as assistant chief after 23 years. He was also a member of the Barrett Masonic Lodge #43 and the Community Presbyterian Church in Live Oak. Mr. DeLoach is survived by his wife: Hilda DeLoach, Live Oak, Fla.; two sons: James W. DeLoach, McAlpin, Fla.; Carlton D. DeLoach, Ridell, Ga.; one sister: Jackie Parrish, Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Community Presbyterian Church with Rev. Randy Wilding and Rev. Jim Walkup officiating. Interment will follow in the Live Oak Cemetery.

Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, Fla. in charge of arrangements.


Howard Euell Cheney

December 4, 1927 - April 19, 2011

Howard Euell Cheney of Savannah, Georgia went home to be with his Lord on April 19, 2011, surrounded by his family at Savannah Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was born in Branford, Florida on December 4, 1927, where he owned and operated Howard's Hardware & Electrical Supply Store for 43 years. He retired and moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2002. Howard enjoyed serving many years as an elder in the Branford Presbyterian Church and as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Savannah. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II and was also a lifetime member of American Legion Post 59. Howard loved spending time with his family and was always an avid Florida Gator fan.  

Howard will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Avis Rahe Cheney; his children Cynthia Cheney DeLoach (Eddie) of Savannah, Georgia and Andy Cheney (Susan) of Jacksonville, Florida; his grandchildren Tara DeLoach Rocker (Walt) of Savannah, Georgia, Adam DeLoach of Savannah, Georgia, Elizabeth Ann Cheney of Washington, D.C. and Meg Cheney Coleman (Rutledge) of Asheville, North Carolina; and great-grandchildren Ford and Isabelle Rocker of Savannah, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Cheney Fletcher and Arnold Douglas Cheney, and brother, Doug Cheney.  

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1 p.m. A graveside service will be held Monday, April 25, 2011, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Branford, Florida at 12 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Branford Presbyterian Church, Post Office Box 546, Branford, Florida 32008.

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Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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