August 2022 obituaries


August 26, 2022

MINNIE BELLE CAMPBELL, 95, Apopka, died Friday, August 19. She was born in Spout Springs, Virginia. She was an original employee of Liggett Miracle Drugs, a former longtime business in Apopka. She liked to crochet and could grow most any type of plant. Survivors: children, Susan, Ginny Hutching, Roy B.; brother, Robert Higginbotham; sister, Rose Cyrus; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

MARGARET EUGENIA (THOMPSON) COX, 95, Ocoee, died Tuesday, August 16. She was born in Tarpon Springs. She is predeceased by her spouse Jess Willard Cox, daughter Donna Karen (Cox) Jackson, and grandson Robert Jackson, her brother Charles Christopher Thompson (Kit) and her sister Melba Mae (Thompson), Survivors: daughter Cynthia Elizabeth (Lungren) Rollins and son Leslie Dewitt Cox; 3 grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

August 19, 2022

EDNA MAE LEDFORD, 95, Apopka, died Friday, August 12. Mrs. Ledford was born in Senath, Missouri. Survivors: children, Karen Rose, Steve, Mike; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

MARY FRANCES WATTERS, 91, Apopka, died Saturday, April 13. She was a lifelong resident of Apopka and an active member of her community, especially First Baptist Church of Apopka where she served as organist for many years. Survivors: children, Marcus Jr., Marilyn, Mitchell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

DAVID MICHAEL “MAC” McVAY, 62, Enterprise, Alabama, died Friday, August 5. Mr. McVay was born in Fresno, California. He loved to fish but always released his catch. Survivors: mother, Julia P.; children, Kelly Bonnell, Ocala, Justin Bennett, Spencer, New York, Curtis, Apopka, Angela Bryant, Enterprise, Alabama; sister, Julia Howell, Apopka; 10 grandchildren. Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory, Enterprise, Alabama.

JAMES J. SCHRIBER, 97, Apopka, died Saturday, August 6. Mr. Schriber was born in Brown City, Michigan. He was a dairy farmer and then farmed crops and cattle. He enjoyed attending cattle auctions and horseracing. Survivors: son, James; sisters, Jane Hurd, Helen Louwsma; three grandsons. Carmen Funeral Home, Brown City, Michigan.

August 12, 2022

WILLIAM JOSEPH RHOME III, 58, Apopka, died Saturday, July 30. Mr. Rhome III was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Survivors: children, Amber Hunter, Maria A., William IV; sister, Donna R. Knapp; 11 grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

August 5, 2022

James E. Cavanagh, 64, of Apopka, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.  Born on January 8, 1958. James had a step-brother Richard, and two sisters Lynn Antoniak and Kim Garrity. James lived in Lake Mary, FL.  James is survived by wife Gina, step-sons Jimi and Dustin Waggoner, sons Chris and Nik Cavanagh, mother Martha Cavanagh, step-brother Richard, sisters Lynn and Kim, and several neices, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

SAMUEL HUFFSTUTLER III, 51, Apopka, died Thursday, July 28. Mr. Huffstutler III, was born in Orlando. Survivors: wife Carol Huffstutler; son Anthony Spoon; siblings Pamela (Paul) Lynch, Samantha (Rusty) Phillips; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.