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Obituaries: October 13, 2011

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October 13, 2011

Jeff Romain

Jeff Romain, 40, son of a well-known local housepainter, Ken Romain and his wife, Nan McNamara, R.N., died Oct. 9, 2011 of Huntington’s Disease. Jeff joined Ken and Nan 2years ago in Sun City Center where he enjoyed the kindness of ladies water aerobics, the pool, the neighbors and family.

Jeff left the Detroit area reluctantly because his guardian angel high school teammates were there. He had been well-liked by the guys in the six different sports in which he had participated. he was loved by the ladies for his sweet and gentle ways as well as his good looks.

Huntington’s Disease robbed him of his dexterity but never of his sweetness. He still enjoyed the roller coasters, water parks, action movies and his x-box for as long as he could.

Jeff faced and accepted the limitations of this genetic,terminal, neurological disease with courage. he will be missed by family and friends. His body has been donated to science. A Memorial Service and reception will be held at the home of Ken and Nan, 1615 Bentwood Dr., SCC on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 4-7 p.m. Friends, neighbors, and clients are welcome to celebrate Jeff’s new life in heaven.

Mary Jones Knear

Mary Jones Knear, 92, a former Dayton native died on Oct. 9, 2011, while living near family in Winder/Jefferson, GA.

At her request, no service will be held. Mary retired in 1981 after working for more than 35+ years for NCR.  She then moved to Sun City Center Florida in 2001.  In 2008 she moved to Winder and Jefferson, Georgia to be with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Knear in 1948, and her daughter, Carol Eby Keister in 2006.

Condolences may be sent to 82 Drew Circle, Winder, GA 30680, or 371 Tanglewood Rd, Jefferson, GA 30549.

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