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Obituaries November 18, 2010

Published on: November 18, 2010

TYNER, Lorraine

A memorial service will be held for Lorraine (Louise) W. Tyner on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00am at Ruskin United Methodist Church, 105 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin, FL. A native of Noblesville, In. Mrs. Tyner moved to the area in 1951. She had lived at Villa Maria Mobile Home Park and Irongate Apartments before moving to Plaza West ALF. She was a bookkeeper and formerly worked for Ruskin Tomato Growers and Sims Farms of Ruskin. She was a member of Palma Ceia Order of Eastern Star #243.
She was preceded in death by her husband B W (Bill) Tyner. She is survived by her daughter, Beth Ann Elsberry of Palmetto, FL;  a son, William F. Tyner and his wife Lucinda of Petersburg, TN; a niece, Dorothea K. Dzenis of Bradford, Vermont; seven grandchildren, Lynda K. Williford and husband Allen, Seffner, FL., Renee Gullick and husband Tim, Sarasota, FL., Lori D. Elsberry, Palmetto, FL., Glenn Elsberry and wife Dawn, Ruskin, FL., Justin Tyner and wife Sue, Lincoln, NE., Dean Tyner and wife Tina, Davenport, FL., Tracee Norris and husband Chris, Jackson, MO., and 11 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that those who wish, please make donations to the Ruskin United Methodist Church Building Fund, The Shriners Hospital for Children, 12302 Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or Life Path Hospice 12973 N Telecom Parkway, Ste. 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 in memory of Lorraine (Louise) Tyner.


Jim Popovich of Ruskin FL. died Saturday November 6, 2010 in his home.  He was born October 20, 1946 in Chicago IL, the son of John Popovich and Simone Palpart.  Jim grew up in Chicago IL, where he graduated from CVS Vocational high school. After high school Jim moved to Florida where he earned a living as a musician. In 1974, he started Ruskin Pool Service where he worked for the remainder of his life.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents John Popovich, Simone Popovich and second wife Judy Long.
Jim is survived by his son, Jim Popovich; daughter, Angela Popovich; six grandchildren – John Long, Rachael Long, Samantha Long, Luke Popovich, Logan Popovich and Grace Popovich; brothers and sisters, Dennis Popovich, Mark Popovich, John Popovich, Shayle Popovich and Nancy Hoagland.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Destiny Church of Ruskin, 2124 11th Avenue S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570.

MERRELL, George W.


George W. Merrell, 84, a long-time former resident of Williamsport, died November 10, 2010 in Sun City Center, Florida where he has lived in retirement for several years. He is survived by his wife Betty; sons Raymond, of Yakima, Washington, George, Jr of Tierra Verde, Florida, Charles, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; granddaughters Ashlee Dominguez of Croston, Maryland; Erin Kosteva of Reston, Virginia, Kathleen Merrell of St. Petersburg, Florida; grandsons George Merrell III of Tierra Verde, Florida, Jonathan, Gregory, and Justin all of Yakima, Washington, and great granddaughters Vanessa, and Lily of Croston, Maryland; and great grandson Maxwell of Reston, Virginia.
George graduated from Williamsport High School and Penn State University. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. He was active in the Republican Party serving as Pennsylvania State President of the Young Republicans and National Vice President. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, Penn State football, and being with his children and grandchildren. He will forever be in our hearts and always in our memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.


Norman Douglas (“Bud”) Mallory, 89, of Sun City Center, Florida (and formerly of Melbourne Beach, Florida) died November 11, 2010, at South Bay Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Dr. Mallory was born on January 1, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of the late Dr. Meredith and Mary Jones Mallory.  Following graduation from Winter Park High School in 1937, he attended the University of Illinois and was graduated in 1941 with a BA degree in Chemistry.  Subsequently, he was appointed to the United State Military Academy and was graduated in 1945 with a BS degree in Military Engineering.  He earned MS and PhD degrees from the University of Virginia in Nuclear Physics completing his studies in 1952.
During twelve years of Army service, Dr. Mallory specialized in atomic weapons applications and research and development including service on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  He later was employed at the RCA Service Company Missile Test Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as Manager of Quality Analysis, supervising a staff of 200 technical and professional employees.  Later, he served as President of M. A. Smith Ranch, Inc., a large commercial cattle ranch, and President of Mallory Enterprises, Inc., a family-owned citrus operation.
Dr. Mallory served on the Board of Directors of many business enterprises and civic organizations including the Florida National Bank, the St. John’s Wire Company, Indian River Cablevision, the South Brevard YMCA, the Red Cross, the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, to name a few.
Dr. Mallory was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Chi Psi, and the Raven fraternal and honorary societies.  He was an All-American Lacrosse player and a Silver Master Duplicate Bridge player.
Dr. Mallory’s wife of 48 years, Mary Smith (“Smitty”) Mallory, and sister,  Mary Jane Mallory, predeceased him, both dying in 1993.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Norma S. Mallory; a daughter and a son, Sara M. Harned (Patrick), and Dr. Norman D. Mallory, Jr. both of Pass-a-Grille, Florida; three step-children, G. Thomas (“Tommy”) Walker (Robin), of Jacksonville, Florida, Curtis A. Walker (Theresa), of St. Augustine, Florida, and Lana Hardaker (William R. “Billy”), of Atlantic Beach, Florida; and a brother, Dr. Meredith (“Speed”) Mallory, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Dr. Mallory’s well-lived life and his indomitable spirit on Saturday, November 20 at 2581 East Vina Del Mar Blvd., St. Pete Beach, Florida, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy at 50 West Strawbridge Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901, or any other charity are requested in lieu of flowers.

HALL, Marie Joyce Yarborough

Marie Yarborough Hall died November 10, 2010.  She was the wife of deceased Legrand Hall. Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Hall Zuromski (Tim) of Apollo Beach, Florida; son, Clifford Lee Hall (Patsy) of Hartsville, S.C.; grandchildren and spouses, Lonnie W. Mozingo, Jr. (Lindsey) Felicia Atkinson (Ronald); Tiffany Zuromski, Joshua Hall, Tara Zuromski.
Graveside services for Joyce Y Hall,  64, were held at 12:00 pm, November 12, 2010 at New Market Methodist Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

BALLARD, Robert C.


Robert C. Ballard, 88, formerly of Charlotte, Michigan, recently of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 in Sun City Center, Florida.
Born October 24, 1922 to L. M. and Nellie (Collins) Ballard, Bob was Probate Judge of Eaton County Michigan for 20 years.  Prior to being elected Probate Judge, he was Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney and had a law practice in Charlotte, Michigan.
Bob was a member of the First Congregational Church; Past Patron of Maple City Chapter #218 Order of Eastern Star;  member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club; and past President of the Lion’s Club.
Bob was a devoted family man who loved spending time with family and friends.  He enjoyed golfing, reading and traveling.  
He is survived by his loving wife Doris of 64 years; daughters, Karen (Steve) Piro and Linda (James) Bird of Plano, Texas, and son Clark (Deb) Ballard of Mason, Michigan; four grandchildren, Allison Piro, Blake Piro and Alex Bird of Plano, and Sarah Bird of Berkeley, California, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edwin Ballard of Kalamazoo, Michigan,  and Hal Ballard of Jackson, Michigan.
Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association.