Live Oak —
Mary Nell McCray Lee
Dec. 15, 1917 - Sept. 21, 2013
Mary Nell McCray Lee was born Dec. 15, 1917 at Alton Sawmill, Alton, Fla., to Grover and Ollie Walker McCray. The family moved to New Smyrna Beach, in 1922 where Grover had a job as an engineer for the Florida East Coast Railway.
Nell started school at the Faulkner Street School and graduated from Live Oak Street High School in 1935. She went to Florida State College for Women and got her teaching degree. That summer, she went to California to be with her dad who had a job on the Southern Pacific Railroad. She met her future husband, Vernon Lee, and remained in California where she taught in elementary school for 25 years.
When Nell retired, she came back to New Smyrna Beach. She was an avid tennis player until she was 80 years old. She loved to play bridge and loved all the players, especially the Fabulous Friday Five plus Al. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Southeast Volusia Historical Society New Smyrna Museum of History.
Nell was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Helen Machek and Shirley Clark, and three brothers, Bruce, Dave, and Gene McCray. She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Tom) Bowa of Granite Bay, CA, and Peggy (Steve) Elms of Stockton, CA; one son, Don (Joan) Lee of Surprise, Arizona; six grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was matriarch of a very loving family that knew her as Aunt Nell.
A celebration of her life will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Settle-Wilder New Smyrna Beach Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time. Additional services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Midway Church in Mayo, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Southeast Volusia Historical Society, New Smyrna Museum of History, P.O. Box 968, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 32170.
Condolences may be sent to www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.
Mary H. McClamma
Dec. 21, 1931 - Sept. 21, 2013
Mary H. McClamma, age 81 of Wellborn, Fla. passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 21, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. She was a native of Tampa, Fla. moving to Wellborn in 2002. She was a homemaker and member of the Christ Central Ministry.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-three and one half years, Loye M. McClamma, Wellborn, Fla.; three sons, Mitchell (Donna) McClamma, Plant City, Fla; Robert Martin (Vickie) McClamma, Riverview, Fla.; Paul (Pam) McClamma, Branden, Fla.; three daughters, Marilynn (Robert) Eaken, Live Oak; Melody (Leland) Watson, Alma, GA; Melinda (Andrew) Young, Pearson, GA; one brother, Robert (Donna) Burns, Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Jeannie (Bill) Palmer, Lakeland, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Christ Central Ministries with Pastor Wayne Godsmark officiating. Interment will follow in the McClellan Cemetery in Wellborn.
Please sign the guestbook at www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, Fla. 386-364-5115 is in charge of all arrangements.
James E. Dees
Sept. 20, 2013
James E. Dees, 82, Branford, Fla. passed away on Fri day, day, Sept. 20, 2013
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ernest Hart, 78, of Branford, Fla. passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. in charge of arrangements.