Claude ‘Moldy’ Fulford
Claude “Moldy” Fulford, 73, a lifelong resident of Cortez, died Jan. 26.
Visitation was Jan. 30, and services Jan. 31. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fulford was the son of Willie and Julia Fulford and the grandson of Capt. Billy Fulford, one of the original settlers of the area. He is survived by companion Mary Crowley of Bradenton; sons David and Donald of Bradenton; daughters Betty Noble, Peggy Monteith and Brenda Ramsey, all of Bradenton; sisters Betty McEntire of Largo, and Phyllis Russell of Joplin, Mo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bernice Meyer, 91, of Anna Maria and Kimberly, Idaho, died Jan. 22.
Born in Bridgeport, Ct., Mrs. Meyer worked for a Bradenton law firm until her retirement in 1979. She was a graduate of Bates College in Maine and taught junior high school. She worked for United Aircraft, later known as Chance Vought. She traveled extensively, played competitive bridge and was an artist.
No services were planned.
She is survived by son Dr. Robert and wife Kathy of Twin Falls, Idaho; two grandsons; two step-grandsons; two great-grandsons; two step-great-grandsons; a nephew; a niece; a grand-niece; and cousins.
Lois P. Townsend
Lois P. Townsend, 82, of Bradenton, died Jan. 23.
One of the founders of Children's Haven, Mrs. Townsend worked at Head Start and was active in the Palmetto Women's Club. She received a bachelor's degree in education and library science from the University of South Florida. She taught school at St. Barnabus Episcopal School and worked as a reference librarian for Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Bradenton, was active in the Daughters of the King, volunteered at Hospice and tutored elementary-age students.
A celebration of her life was held Jan. 31 at Christ Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters the Rev. Rock-Anne Paul, Lois-Lynn Bellemare, Laura Faye Charnell, all of Manatee County, and Margaret Townsend Martin of North Carolina; brother Rock C. Payne and his wife of Anna Maria; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.