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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Obituary

Donald A. Gegg

Donald A. Gegg, 70, of Holmes Beach, died March 12.

Born in Panama City, Panama, Mr. Gegg was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in California. He served in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 24, Bradenton, and the American Cribbage Congress.

Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

He is survived by daughter Robyn Dunzer of California; son Robert of California; sister Barbara Gegg-Keller of Centerville, Mass.; brother Stephen of Cataumet, Mass.; stepmother Anne Gegg of Colon, Panama; four nieces; and four grandchildren.

Norma Jean McGowen

Norma Jean McGowen of Bradenton died March 18.

Born in Brazil, Ind., Mrs. McGowen came to Manatee County in 1973. She worked at the Anna Maria Elementary School cafeteria before her retirement in 1988.

Visitation was March 22 and services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Toale Brothers Bradenton Chapel, 912 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 12734 Kenwood Lane, Suite 25, Fort Myers FL 33907.

She is survived by husband James R. Jr.; daughters Sandra G. Romas of Center Point, Ind., and Dina J. of Bradenton; son James R. III of Bradenton; brother James C. Ollie of Merrillville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

William Whitley Peery Sr.

William Whitley Peery Sr., of Anna Maria, died March 16.

A native of Tazewell, Va., Mr. Peery was a retired physicist. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He was a graduate of Newberry College and worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Atlanta, Ga.

Memorial services were March 22. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by wife of 53 years Joan Hampton; sons William Whitley II of Palm Beach Gardens and Joseph Hampton of Ventura, Calif.; sisters Truleau Hall of Palm Harbor and Nan Ramsay of Yorktown, Va.; and two grandchildren.

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