Kenneth Lawrence Poff, 62, of Monroe, GA, passed away Friday, April 25, 2008. Born in East Chicago, Indiana, December 28, 1945, he moved to Central Florida in 1957 and graduated from Seminole High School in Sanford, FL, in 1964. He was a 1968 graduate of the University of Florida. He is survived by his wife, Linda Ricks Poff; daughters, Kim Fuller (Fred) of Austin, TX, Patti Wineinger (Chris) of Alpharetta, GA, Debbie Howard (Justin) of Cartersville, GA, and son, Michael Poff (Johanna) of Statham, GA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Jared, Justin, and Jed Fuller, Savannah Black, Wyatt and Presley Howard and Ava Poff; sisters, Kathy Cuchens of Baker, FL and Sharon Sylvester of New York; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Josephine Poff of Sanford, FL. The family will receive friends at 11AM on Tuesday. April 29, at Eternal Hills in Snellville, GA. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Tuesday at the Eternal Hills chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, GA. 
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 4/29/2008.


It is with great sorrow that we publish these recent obituaries. Our hearts go out to Linda and her family, to Janna and her family, to Dennis and his family and to Brian and his family.

 James Wallace Cushing of Houston, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008. He was born April 6, 1920 in Callahan, Florida. He was an active member of Stony Point Baptist Church in Houston, AR, and was an active honor guard for VFW Post #2259. He was a Boy Scout Leader and an active member of First Baptist Church in Cocoa, until the middle 1960s. He served in the Navy during World War II . Mr. Cushing is survived by five children, Janna Hower of Colorado, Jane Brown of Colorado, Bruce Cushing of Arkansas, Susan Cushing of Florida and Dee Ann Harris of Ohio; thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, David Cushing of Tennessee and a brother Burt Cushing of Florida. Memorial Services with military honors were held.

Royce A. Arter, 80, of St. Cloud, Florida quietly passed away with his wife of nearly 62 years, Carol, by his side, on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at their home in St. Cloud, FL. He is survived by their four children, Dennis Arter of Kennewick, WA, Jim (Ryan) Arter of Pine Island, FL, Nancy Schriner of Clermont, FL, and Christine Hill of Homosassa, FL; brother Bob Arter of Wenatchee, WA; six grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. Royce brought his family to Florida from Seattle in 1959 while working for the Boeing Company and subsequently worked at the Cape for 35 years. He built two homes for his family, one in Seattle, WA and another in Kenansville, FL where he also owned and managed an Orange Grove. He was a veteran, a pilot, an artist, loved square dancing and was a friend to many; never knew a stranger and was loved by all. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his honor to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

GLORIA JEAN WEEKS, 83, of Merritt Island, Florida, left this world on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Her family was at her side when she passed. Gloria was born July 23, 1925 in Florence, Alabama. Jean is survived by her husband Bill; sons, Brian (Paula), Warren (Debbie), and Randy; grandchildren, Adrian, Daniel, David, Justin, Ashley, Joshua Weeks, Sherry (Paul) Gong, and Jessica (Vince); great- grandchildren, Ethan Gong and Haley Webb, two brothers and many nieces and nephews. She and Bill moved to Orlando in 1947. Bill and Jean settled in Brevard County in 1953. Jean was a secretary at Clearlake Jr. High School for approximately 22 years and another three at Rockledge High School. Jean came to the rescue of many students when they were sent to the office at Clearlake Jr. High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cocoa for 50 years. She was also a hospital volunteer at Wuesthoff Hospital for 17 years. She lived a beautiful and gracious life. Family requests no gifts, but would welcome your thoughts and prayers. Calling hours are 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 11th, at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 12th at First Baptist Church of Cocoa. A Committal Service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, October 13th at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.