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Date of Issue: August 30, 2007

Obituaries

Lisa Marie Chennault

Lisa Marie Chennault, 46, of Anna Maria, died Aug. 15.

There will be a private memorial at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Tyler Chennault, P.O. Box 1363, Holmes Beach FL 34218. Arrangements were by Covell Cremation and Funeral Center.

She is survived by son Andrew Tyler; daughter Cady Corrinne of Bradenton; and mother Virginia Valerio of Merritt Island.

 

The Rev. Benjamin B. Gorr

The Rev. Benjamin B. Gorr, 88, died Aug. 18.

Born in South River, N.J., the Rev. Gorr was appointed administrator of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, on June 1, 1984, named pastor on Aug. 1, 1985, and served there until his retirement on May 18, 1995.

Prior to joining the priesthood, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940 and served in the 8th Air force in England and Europe during World War II. He received an engineering degree and business degree from Northeastern University. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as an electronic engineer for 26 years before his retirement after 26 years in 1974.

The Rev. Gorr was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary from Boynton Beach, Fla., to the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla., on May 19, 1979, and served as associate pastor of St. Jeromes at Indian Rocks Beach and St. Joseph’s in Bradenton.

Visitation was Aug. 24 and Funeral Mass Aug. 25. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Near East Welfare Association, St. Bernard Church Building Fund, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by sons Michael J. of Skaneateles, N.N., and Peter A. of Palatine, Ill.; daughter Karen L. of Spring, Texas; brother John of New Port Richey; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild

 

William D. ‘Buddy’ Hall

William D. “Buddy” Hall, 87, of Bradenton, died Aug. 21.

Born in Geneva, Ala., Mr. Hall moved to Manatee County from there in 1924. He was a supervisor with Florida Power & Light. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Services were Aug. 25. Memorial contributions may be made to Childhood Enrichment Center, 6215 Lorraine Road, Bradenton FL 34202, or Division of Blind Services, 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1114, Tallahassee FL 32399. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by sons William Dewey Jr. of Sarasota and James Edward of Holmes Beach; daughters Virginia Ann Culbreath of Bradenton, Judy Louise Emge of Westminster, Md., and Sandra H. Wiles of Bradenton; sisters Esther Champlain and Romie Reed, both of Bradenton; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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