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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Obituary

Robert E. DeVane
Robert E. "Poppy" DeVane, 80, of Bradenton Beach, died Jan. 1.

Born in Chatham, N.Y., Mr. DeVane moved to Manatee County from Spring Valley, N.Y., in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post No. 8199, American Legion Post No. 312, Air Force Sergeant Association and Travelers Protective Association of America. He was Protestant.

Memorial services were at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Jan. 7. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205. Brown & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by daughter Daphne Smith of Bradenton Beach; son David of Bradenton; sisters Marilyn Martin and Doris Witthoft, both of Chatham; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Audrey B. Lee
Audrey B. Lee, 91, of Bradenton, died Jan. 4.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Lee moved to Manatee County from Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1958. She was a partner in the development of Key Royale and is credited with naming the area. She was a charter member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach.

Visitation was Jan. 8, 9 and 10, and memorial services at the church Jan. 11. Memorial contributions may be made to the Audrey B. Lee Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by daughters Sharon Smith of Bradenton and Dorothy Swanberg of Holmes Beach; brothers LeRoy McGaughey of Minneapolis, Marlin McGaughey of Gainesville, Fla., and Eugene McGaughey of Colorado; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Kristy Kavanaugh Nehilla
Kristy Kavanaugh Nehilla of Holmes Beach died Dec. 20.

Born in Redlands, Calif., Mrs. Nehilla came to the Island from Springfield, Va., two years ago. She was a tutor in the Fairfax County School System. She was a member of the Fairfax County Teachers Association, Springfield Country Club and Fairfax Pets on Wheels. She was a graduate of Moravian College, Allentown, Pa. She was Presbyterian.

Memorial services were in Washington, D.C., and Anna Maria Island. Fairfax Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by husband Henry William; sons Kenneth W. of Burke, Va., and Stephen of Detroit; brother Kenneth Kavanaugh Jr. of Atlanta; and parents Ann and Ken Kavanaugh of Sarasota.

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