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Date of Issue: March 20, 2010

Obituaries

Rev. Jack Carlton Carroll

The Rev. Jack Carlton Carroll, 88, of Bradenton, died Jan. 26. Born in Florence, Ala., he moved to Bradenton in 1998 from Littleton, Colo. He was a member of West Bradenton Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor, and past president of Southern Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Colorado. He was formerly pastor of Island Baptist Church on Anna Maria Island.

Service and visitation were Jan. 29 at West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton. Memorial donations to the American Bible Society. Online condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife of 64 years, Erma L.; son Steve and wife Joella of Rockmart, Ga.; daughters Ann and husband Rick Johnson and Jane York, both of Bradenton; sister Pat McKenney of Forsyth, Ga.; grandchildren Eric and David Johnson, Stephanie Carter, Jared and Caleb Carroll, and Jay and Rachel York; great grandchildren Nathan, Seth, and Grace Johnson, and Ali and Eli Carter.

Emma Dina Caserta

Emma Dina Caserta, 87, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 24.

Mrs. Caserta is survived by her nephew, Vic Caserta of Holmes Beach, and several nieces and nephews in Naples, Italy.

Covell Funeral Home, Bradenton, is serving the Caserta family.

Paul Scott Lark

Lark

Paul Scott Lark, 32, of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 23.

Mr. Lark was born in Baltimore and moved to Anna Maria Island at age 9 with his family. He was a lifelong Islander.

He worked in restaurants as a cook since an early age and was employed 12 years by both the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier restaurants.

Mr. Lark is survived by his daughter, Jada Rose Lark; mother Claudette Green; brothers James Green and Joseph Gaston; Jada’s mother, Louise Connelly; sister-in-law Jeanie Chamberlain, niece Sara Green; nephew Kyle Parsons; and companion Tammy Greene.

Memorial donations, payable to James Green, are being accepted by David Sork, manager of the Anna Maria City Pier, at 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or mailed to P.O. Box 2149, Anna Maria FL 34216.

A remembrance of Mr. Lark’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

R. M. ‘Buck’ Marler Jr.

R. M. “Buck” Marler Jr., 97, of Anna Maria, died Jan. 26.

Mr. Marler resided in Anna Maria for many years and was the owner of Buck Creek Groves in Manatee County.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, with a service at 10 a.m. at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton.

A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.

Danny Mack Pearson

Danny Mack Pearson, 55, of Bradenton, died Jan. 27.

Mr. Pearson was born in Winter Haven, Fla., and moved to Bradenton in 1984. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in peace time. He was a member of the Bridge Church of Bradenton. He was junior governor of the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188 and a member of the Saturday Golf Guys. He retired after 32 years of work for Verizon.

A memorial service was held Jan. 30 at the Bridge Church, Bradenton. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bridge Church, 4000 75th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209, or the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 100 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach FL 34216. Online condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Pearson is survived by wife Marta; son Daniel Mark of Bradenton; daughters Connie and husband Barry Sanders of Buford, Ga., and Jill Pearson of Seattle; brother Greg and wife Missy of Winter Haven; sisters Vera and husband Ricky Daniels of Winter Haven and Alice and husband Kenny Smith of Auburndale, Fla.; two grandchildren, Emma and William Sanders of Buford; uncle A. J. Pearson of Winter Haven; mother-in-law Georgia Bush of Lexington, Ky.; and his beloved dog Gracie.

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