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Date of Issue: May 28, 2008

Obituary

Helen Carmella Guildner

Helen Carmella Guildner, 88, of Holmes Beach, died May 15.

Mrs. Guildner worked at Duffy’s Tavern for many years.

A Memorial Mass was held May 23 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin Sr.; daughter Jeannie Nucomb; sons William Nucomb, Franklin Jr., George, Howard; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

Janice ‘Jan’ Guy

Janice ‘Jan’ Guy, 70, died May 18.

Mrs. Guy moved to Holmes Beach in 2008. She retired as the city clerk of Santa Anna, Calif.

A celebration of her life is planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband Al; daughters Janice Lyons of Woodland Hills, Calif., Cindy Paz of New Braunfels, Texas., and Jon of Carlsbad, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and sisters Linda McDonald of Medford, Ore., and Nancy Shaffer of New Bern, N.C

 

The Rev. Charles ‘Jim’ Marsh

The Rev. Charles “Jim” Marsh, 74, former pastor of Longboat Island Chapel, died May 18.

Born in Hueytown, Ala., Pastor Marsh played baseball, basketball and football at Hueytown High. He was all conference in football his senior year. He graduated from Howard College. He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received a masters degree in theology. He did post graduate study at the international Baptist Seminary in Rushlikon, Switzerland. He was pastor of several Baptist churches in central Alabama. He was the senior minister of the First Baptist Church for several years. He was the professor of speech and religion at Manatee Community College for 34 years. He became the senior minister of Longboat Island Chapel, a community church where he served for 25 years. He served a total of 55 years in various pastorates in Alabama and Florida. While at the Longboat Chapel, he was president of the International

Council of Community Churches for four years. He was awarded the honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., before his retirement in 2003.  He retired from Longboat Chapel in 2003, giving him an opportunity to pursue his passion for the sea.

Memorial services were May 25 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key,

Florida 34228. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Claire Joan Gilmer; sister, Mary Nell Marsh Burton; brothers-in-law Raymond Eugene Burton and Charles Thomas Gilmer; daughter Janet Claire Marsh King; son, John David Marsh; son-in-law James King; granddaughters Lindsey Chadwell, Kailey, Kara and Kristin; stepsons John Stanton Rollins, Thomas Gilmer Rollins; stepdaughter-in-law Tamara Ann Rollins; stepgrandchildren John Travis Rollins, Chelsea Summer Rollins, Savannah Claire Rollins; and stepgreat-grandchild Maile Summer Rollins.

 

Frederick W. Nill

Frederick W. Nill, 73, of Anna Maria Island, died May 13.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Nill moved to the Island in 1996 from West Chester, Pa., in 1996.

Services will be in West Chester at a later date. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie; daughters Cynthia Fuhrman, Datherine Loomis and Diana Doheide of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth DeLong of California; and son Fred Jr. of Colorado.

 

Roger ‘Steve’ Spicer

Roger ''Steve'' Spicer, 47, formerly of Anna Maria Island, died, May 13 in Fort Thomas, Ky.

Visitation was May 19 at AC Dobbling Funeral Home, Bellevue, Ky. Burial will be in Manchester, Ky.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Kentucky; sisters Jackie Spicer Siler of Kentucky and Lisa Spicer Nichols of Florida; brothers Mike of Indiana and Dave of Florida; uncles David and Ben of Florida; aunts Zetta of Florida, Irene Brandenburg of Kentucky and Pat of Florida; nephews Michael and Josh; nieces Angie and Michelle; cousins Loretta, Patty, Lewissa, Amanda and Mary; and many other extended family members and friends.

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