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 Prominent and Public Spirited Atlantan Dies Suddenly,
    He Was One of the Wealthy Men of the State and Prominently Identified with the Financial and Business Growth of Atlanta.
    Atlanta, Nov. 25, Mr. Walker P. Inman, a resident of Atlanta for nearly fifty years, president of the Atlanta Journal company, and one of it's most prominent and public-Spirited citizens, died very unexpectedly early Saturday morning at his resident on Peachtree street, in the eightieth year of his age.
    Mr. Inman's death was announced by no premonition of illness.  On Friday he visited as usual, his office in the Inman building, and was in the office of the Journal at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.  He was in his usual good spirits, and soon after the appearance of the paper he took his carriage and was driven to his house.  After supper he spent his evening with his family and retired at his usual hour.
    When he was summoned by the maid Saturday morning at 6:45, his hour for arising, no answer was received.  Becoming alarmed she immediately made known her apprehensions, and it was soon realized that Mr. Inman had passed away during the night.  His position in death was as peaceful as if he were in the midst of a sweet sleep.  His wife and the other members of his family were soon by his bedside, stricken with the profoundest sorrow at the sudden calamity which had befallen them.
    Mr. Inman had a very large family connection.  He is survived by his wife, two children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Walker Patterson Inman was born in Huntsville, Ala., June 18, 1828, and was therefore approaching his eightieth anniversary.  He was the son of Joan and Jane (Walker) Inman.  In early boyhood his parents returned to the old Inman home in Dandridge, Tenn., where Mr. Inman began his life work.  His first employment was in one the stores of the neighborhood, for which he received the sum of $50 per annum.  It is narrated that Mr. Inman made an excellent clerk, and laid away a small part of his annual earnings.
    He removed to Georgia in 1857, settling at Ringgold, in the northern part of the state.  In 1855 he came to Atlanta, and at the outbreak of the war, was engaged in the banking business.  He was also at this time a member of the mercantile firm of Inman, Cole & Co., one of the largest establishments at that time in Atlanta.

Gainesville Daily Sun (Gainesville, Florida) November 26, 1907, pg.1

MRS. LENORA INMAN - Mrs. Lenora Agnes Inman, 26, of 2122 East Hillsborough avenue died yesterday morning at her home. Besides her husband, Richard Inman, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Breithoff of Tampa, three brothers, Joseph Breithoff of Kintersville, Pa.; John and Martin Breithoff of Tampa and a sister, Miss Rose Mary Breithoff of Tampa."

Published in The Tampa Morning Tribune, Sunday, September 9, 1936.

Donald Inman 48, Beech Grove, died Saturday in Sarasota, Fla.
Born Nov 12, 1928 in Newberry, he was the son of Chris and Lydia Inman.
Survivng is his wife, Loretta Inman.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Newberry Cemetery. Friends may call at the Little & Sons Funeral Home,Beech Grove, 5 to 9 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Source: FindAGrave.com

Publication Date: August 15, 1994 Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B

    DEARING - Matthew, 21, died on August 14, 1994, after a long battle with cancer. Matthew is survived by his loving mother and father, Valerie Brown Dearing, and Ronald J. Dearing Sr.; brother, Ronald J. Dearing, Jr.; sister-in-law, Peggy Dearing; maternal grandparents, Sallie and Howard Inman; paternal grandmother, Elsie M. Dearing; four uncles and aunts, five cousins, and his three dogs.
    Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Matthew graduated from Taravella High School and was attending Broward Community College where he was pursuing a career in law. Matthew had obtained his license in Real Estate at the age of twenty. Matt's strength, fortitude and courage helped him beat a brain tumor in 1989. Matt then went on to graduate from high school, obtain his Real Estate License and enter college.
    These accomplishments, and love from his family and friends was what kept him alive for more than six months after a reoccurrence of the disease. Matt's strength of character and conviction was an inspiration to all that new him. By his example he has made everyone, fortunate enough to have known him, better people. All of Matt's family and friends will miss his quick wit, glowing smile and his love of life.         
    Matthew's zest for life, that was cut short from this brain tumor, was not stopped until his last breath. Matt's choice to leave this world was at home with his parents, brother, sister-in-law, and his three dogs where he was surrounded with love. We will miss you always but know that you are always with us. Matthew, you did it your way!
    The family will receive friends Tuesday, 7-9 pm at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am, All Saints Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 
    Arrangements by T.M. RALPH PLANTATION FUNERAL HOME. (305) 587-6888. In remembrance of Matthew T. Dearing those that wish may make a -contribution to The Cancer Caring Center at the U of M, or the Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital, 4340 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33021. The Dearing family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Mike Halle, for his professional skills, advice, and -especially his friendship, and to Matt's -Hospice nurse, Wendy.

Publication Date: March 17, 1995 Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B

    MC CALL - Virginia Elliott, 53, of Pompano Beach, passed away, March 9, 1995. Devoted wife of, Eddie McCall; beloved mother of, Willie Elliott, Joyce Reed, Darlene Inmon, Yvonne Elliott; loving sister of Annie Reed, Betty Hite, Emma Kyles, Gloria Washington, Maxine Maxwell, and Thomas Elliott. Services will be held Saturday, March 18, 1994, 11 AM at Greater Community Misison Baptist Church, 430 NW 27th Ave, Pompano. Interment Westview Cemetery. Friends may call 6-10 PM, Friday, March 17, 1995 at POITIER FUNERAL HOME, 317 NW 6th St., Pompano. (305) 943-7050.

Publication Date: May 17, 1995 Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B

Inman - Oice, 41, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died May 11, 1995.
James C. Boyd Funeral Home.*

July 14, 1995 - Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale, Page: 6B
INMAN - Louie, Jr., infant son of Lekeshia Youmans and Louie Inman of Hollywood, died July
7, 1995. Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens Home.*

Publication Date: July 14, 1995 Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B

Inman - Louie, Jr., infant son of Lekeshia Youmans and Louie Inman of Hollywood, died July
7,1995. Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens Home.*

Publication Date: March 02, 1996 Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B

    Several other songs he wrote became top-10 singles, including Come a Little Bit Closer" (recorded by Jay and the Americans in 1964) and Come On Down to My Boat (recorded by Every Mother's Son in 1967). He also wrote Boys, which the Beatles recorded in 1963 on their first American album.
    Mr. Farrell signed Neil Diamond to his first publishing deal and produced music for the Cowsills, the Everly Brothers and Wayne Newton. He formed his own record company, Chelsea, to release Newton's first top-10 hit, Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast."
    Most recently, Mr. Farrell was the chief executive and president of Music Entertainment Group, an umbrella for several music organizations, including one of the country's largest Christian music companies, the Benson Music Group.
    In addition to his wife, Jean Inman Farrell, he is survived by his mother, Fay DePasquale Goldberg of Miami; a son, Wesley, and a daughter, Sky, all of Coconut Grove, and another daughter, Dawn, of Santa Fe, N.M.
    Wes Farrell, a music executive and songwriter whose four-decade career included the hit pop song Hang On Sloopy and the music for the television series The Partridge Family, died of cancer on Thursday at a resort on Fisher Island. He was 56 and lived in Coconut Grove.
    Mr. Farrell was born in New York City. He entered the music business as a songwriter at the Brill Building in Manhattan, writing scores of songs before his first big hit, Hang On Sloopy, which was recorded by the McCoys in 1965.

Publication Date: June 12, 1996 Source: Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale Page: 6B

Inman - James G. Sr., "BABE", 64, of Delray Beach, passed away Monday, June 10, 1996. Mr. Inman was the owner of Inman's Office Supplies in Delray Beach. He is survived by his wife, Judy Breland Inman; 2 sons and daughter-in-laws, James and Melinda Inman, Tallahassee, FL, Martin & Lora Inman, Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Barbara E. Willson, Delray Beach; 2 brothers, J.C. Inman, Brevard, NC., H.G. Inman, Trinity, TX; 4 grandchildren, Leigha, Lacey, McKenzie and Ashley.Friends may call Wednesday evening, June 12, 1996 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the LORNE & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 745 N. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 13, 1996, 1 PM at the funeral home with The Reverend Charles C. Carrin officiating. Interment Delray Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice By The Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486 or the M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, September 23, 1998
    Charlotte Alda Grot, 78, Englewood, died Sept. 18, 1998, in Williston, Vt.. She was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Marseilles, Ill., and came to Englewood 21 years ago from Ottawa, Ill. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Sewing Guild and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include four daughters, Jean Zegra of Nevada City, Calif., Sandra K. Inman of Williston, Becky A. Burns of Park City, Utah, and Cathy L. Stizza of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Martin Williamson of Englewood; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The memorial service will be later. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 18, 1999
    Charles L. Skaggs, 74, Port Charlotte, died June 15, 1999.
    He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Belle, Mo., and came to Port Charlotte 20 years ago from Crestwood, Mo. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and later enlisted in the Navy. He was an installer supervisor for a telephone switching station. He was a member of American Legion Post 110, Moose Lodge 2121 and St. James Episcopal Church, all in Port Charlotte. Survivors include his wife, Mary F.; a son, Richard W. of Seattle; two daughters, Carol Davis of St. Louis and Cheryl Inman of Port Charlotte; a brother, James of Phoenix; a sister, Naomi Lehnhoff of St. Louis; and four grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a 10 a.m. memorial service today at St. James Episcopal Church in Port Charlotte. Paul Schelm Funeral Home is in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to St. James Episcopal Church, 1365 Viscaya Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Sarasota Herald-Tribune,  March 13, 1999
    Ralph H. Curby, 87, Palmetto, died March 11, 1999. He was born Feb. 18, 1912, in Blue Springs, Mo., and came to Manatee County 15 years ago from Normal, Ill. He was a winter resident of Manatee County for four years. He was a lineman and foreman for Illinois Power Company in Bloomington, Ill., for 23 years. He was a member of Elks Lodge 2449 in Palmetto. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Sharon Lauer of Valparaiso, Ind., Marcia Inman of Streamwood, Ill., and Linda West of Morton, Ill.; a son, Michael of East Windsor, N.J.; a brother, William of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at Skyway Memorial Gardens, with services to follow in the Chapel at Skyway Memorial Gardens. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens. Bradenton Funeral Home is in charge.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 01, 1999
   Vonda Inman Cram, 80, Sarasota, died April 29, 1999. She was born June 26, 1918, in Belchez, Va., and moved to Sarasota 10 years ago from Gilford, N.H. She was a homemaker and a member of several women's clubs. She was a member of Gilford Community Church. Survivors include her husband, Milton B.; a daughter, Marcia Calise of Westbrook, Maine; three sons, Milton B. Jr. of Methuen, Mass., Richard L. of Hamstead, N.H., and Robert S. of Meredith, N.H.; three brothers, George H. Inman of Fort McCoy, Frank S. Inman of Jensen Beach, and John S. Inman of Hendersonville, N.C.; and five granddaughters. A memorial service will be later in New Hampshire. Hawkins Funeral Home is in charge.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 25, 1999
   Alna "Aunt Becky" Inmon, 93, Sarasota, died May 24, 1999. She was born March 29, 1906, in Adel, Ga., and came to Sarasota 59 years ago from Cook County, Ga. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church. Survivors include a daughter, Leola Hawkins of Sarasota; three nieces, Alberta, Tonya and Victoria Hawkins, all of Sarasota; and four nephews, Donald, Jonathan and Frank Hawkins and Tyrone Yancy, all of Sarasota. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial will be in Galilee Cemetery.

Agnes Inman Lowry 

    Agnes Inman Lowry of Gainesville died Sunday following an extended illness. She was 85. 
    Mrs. Lowry was born in Georgia and was a retired Alachua County court clerk. 
    Mrs. Lowry was preceded in death by her daughter, Lillian Rutland; one brother, David Clyde Inman; and one sister, Vera Hamilton. 
    Survivors include one sister, Gladys Hatch of New Iberia, La. 

Source: The Gainesville Sun, Oct. 4, 1999

    AUGUSTA -- Burning the image of a fierce panther or a scantily clad woman on a piece of wood is how Don Inman reminisces about his former life as one of the city's busiest tattoo artists.
    The 66-year-old Augusta native retired his needles and ink six years ago, but he keeps his art alive through a new medium: wood burning.
    Instead of a buzzing tattoo machine, his brush is a hot wood-burning iron.
    Instead of flesh, his canvas is any scrap of wood he can lay his hands on.
    The second-generation artist and former proprietor of Ted's Tattoo (the studio named after his father, also a tattooist) likes to recycle old lumber and salvage material such as cabinet doors. But he prefers old paneling above all else.
    "I don't exactly know why," Inman says as he looks over the work in the backyard shop he built four years ago. "Maybe because it's thin and has a good grain. Maybe because it looks good on a wall."
    But don't expect to see Inman's work hanging on too many walls other than his own. He hasn't sold many pieces.
    Then again, he's not exactly marketing himself.
    "People always ask me why I don't advertise. To be honest, I don't care if I sell any or not," he said. "I'd rather give one away to someone who appreciates it."
    Inman's former studio, started by his father in 1941, was the first studio to receive a business license in Georgia and was a top tattoo destination during the 1960s and 1970s.
    Back then, tattoos were not the mainstream phenomenon they are now.
    His customers were mostly outlaw bikers, soldiers, roughnecks and topless dancers.
    Sometimes he stayed up all night tattooing hoards of hell-raisers.
    "There used to be a ton of biker gangs in this city," Inman recalled. "Some would come in [the studio] wearing pistols under each arm. . . . I miss tattooing sometimes, but I don't miss some of the people."
    Inman took over the shop when his father died in 1971 and ran it until 1993.
    He picked up his new hobby to beat the retirement doldrums, having experimented with a variety of mediums, including engraving Plexiglas with a tattoo machine and heavy-gauge needles.
    Wood burning doesn't generate the kind of money that his former art form afforded, but it does keep him busy. And, he points out, it's not as expensive as some other hobbies.
    "I wasn't about to take up golfing," he said.
    Most of his wood art is reminiscent of the old-style tattoos he used to give. In fact, the wood panels adorning his shop are identical to the tattoo drawings that used to hang on his studio walls.
    He's discovered wood burning can be just as demanding as tattooing. A mistake is permanent and must therefore be avoided. If an error is made, it must either be concealed or the whole image must be altered to accommodate it.
    Still, in some ways, wood burning is much easier.
    "The wood don't move, and it never says, 'Ouch, that hurts,' or 'I need a break,'" Inman said.

Source: The Florida Times-Union, December 28, 1999 Page: B-1

Robert C. Inman

    FORT PIERCE - Robert C. Inman, 78, of Fort Pierce died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000.
    A native of Taunton, Mass., he lived in Fort Pierce since 1984. He moved here from Mashee, Mass.
    Before retirement, he was a gardener. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
    He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Inman.
    Survivors include a son, Robert C. Inman Jr. of North Falmouth, Mass.; two daughters, Suzanne Mahley of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and Pamela Cote of Warwick, R.I.; a stepson, Charles Adams of Centerville, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Zylinski of Marston Mills, Mass.;
two brothers, Howard R. Inman of Fort Lauderdale and Clayton Inman of Marion, Mass.; a sister, Barbara    Jacoby of Falmouth, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    Services will be private.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

Source: The Stuart News, Stuart, FL February 2, 2000

Eric Wayne Inman 

    Eric Wayne Inman, a lifelong resident of Fruitland Park, died Monday (4/24/2000) at Shands at AGH following a lingering illness. He was 28. 
    Mr. Inman worked as a communications specialist for AT&T Wireless. 
    He was a member of the Wildwood Assembly of God. 
    Survivors include his parents, Wesley W. and Mary Lu Inman of Fruitland Park; two brothers, Martin W. Inman of Fruitland Park and Jason A. Inman of Asheville, N.C.; and his maternal grandmother, Pearl Phillips of Lakeland. 

gainesvillesun.com - 04/26/2000

Bessie T Inman
1915 - 2000

Bessie T Inman died on November 25, 2000. Born December 31, 1915, Bessie T Inman was 84 years old. The last known place of residence for Bessie T Inman was Jacksonville, FL. 

George H. Inman Sr., 88

    TALLAHASSEE — George H. Inman Sr., 88, retired, a reading clerk for the Florida Senate for 20 years and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives from Bradford County, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001.
    A native of Petersburg, Va., he was a former resident of Salt Springs. Mr. Inman was a member of the University of Florida 1931 Varsity Football Team and owner/broker of Inman Realty. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Salt Springs and Salt Springs Writer's Forum.
    Survivors include his son, George Inman Jr., Ocala; daughter, Janette Goodin, Orlando; brothers, Frank Inman, Maggie Valley, N.C.; and John Inman, Hendersonville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
    Abbey Funeral Home, Tallahassee, provided information.

www.star-banner.com - 1/09/2001

George H. Inman, Sr.

    George H. Inman, Sr., 88, of Tallahassee, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001.
    Mr. Inman was Baptist by faith and a member of VFW in Salt Springs and the Salt Springs Writer's Forum State Rep. For Bradford County. He was also a reading clerk for the state Senate for 20 years and a lobbyist and owner/broker for Inman Realty and a 1931 UF Football Player.
    Survivors include his son, George Inman, Jr. of Ocala; daughter, Janette Goodin of Orlando; brothers, Frank Inman, of Maggie Valley, NC and John Inman of Hendersonville, NC; caregiver, friend, Dene Nichols of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.
    Service will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Salt Springs Christian Church Cemetery. Family received friends from 6-8 Monday, January 8 at the funeral home.
    Abbey Funeral Home of Tallahassee is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia H. Inman
d. 2001

Virginia H. Inman died on March 3, 2001. The last known place of residence for Virginia H. Inman was Eustis, FL.

Zoe Z. Pack 

    JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Zoe Zacharias Pack, 83, died Sunday at a local nursing home. The graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg, Tenn., with Bro. Edwin Carpenter officiating. 
    McCauley Funeral Home in Petersburg is in charge of burial. 
    Mrs. Pack was a native of Lake Butler, Fla. She was formerly of Petersburg and has several relatives who live there. 
    Survivors include one sister, Beatrice Inman of Hendersonville, N.C.

Warren J. Kennedy

    NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Warren J. Kennedy, 79, a resident of North Port, died Sunday, April 22, 2001 at the Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda.
    Born in Lowell, Mass., May 5, 1921, he was a son of the late Joseph Francis and Berth M. (Clarke) Kennedy.
    He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Navy.
    Mr. Kennedy taught mathematics and architectural math at Lowell Trade School for 27 years. A former resident of Salisbury, Mass., he owned and operated a tavern in that town for 33 years.
    He is survived by brother Roger Kennedy and his wife Jean of Del Ray Beach; sister Phyllis M. McWilliams and her husband John of Lowell; grandson Matthew S. Inman and his wife Linda of Independence, Mo.; granddaughter Heather Lynn Butts and her husband Sam of Blue Springs, Mo.; great-grandchildren Jacob Butts and Caleb Butts of Blue Springs, and Matthew S. Inman Jr. and Emily Rose Inman of Independence; many nieces and nephews, including his godchild Gary C. McWilliams of Houston; and dear friend Lorraine Desmarais of North Port. He was the father of the late Carolyn Jean "Candy" Inman who died in 1995.
    Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth St., Lowell.
    Funeral Mass Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church, Sixth Street, Lowell. Burial in the Lowell Cemetery.

Eagle-Tribune Publishing


    BARTOW -- Miss Ladeverion Shanail Inman, the daughter of Alicia Nettles and Deverett Inman of Bartow, died July 11, 2001, in Tampa. She was 2
weeks old.
    She was born in Tampa on June 27, 2001.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 6 this evening at Charles A. Lewis Funeral Home, 1700 Second St. N.W., Winter Haven. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow.

From The Lakeland Ledger - July 20, 2001

A Bit of Fact (From The Lakeland Ledger - Friday, March 15, 2002)

    As a celebration of Women's History Month, each day The Ledger profiles a significant woman or event in the state's history.

Florence Inman

    The East Polk community of Florence Villa was named after Florence Inman -- wife of a Civil War surgeon who moved from Ohio to Polk County in 1882, partly because he believed the warmer weather would help his ailing wife.
    After Florence Inman was diagnosed with a spot on her lung, her husband built a palatial, 10-room home north of Winter Haven that was named Florence Villa in honor of her.
    Before she died in 1916, the home became a regular stopping place for the Inmans' friends, who were drawn to Central Florida by the couple's praise for the area.
    So many people visited, however, that the Inmans converted it into a 49-room hotel, which eventually gave rise to its own community surrounding it.
    The families of black workers who staffed the hotel (which remained opened until the 1930s) flourished, and today the predominantly black neighborhoods in the
northeast section of Winter Haven remain known as Florence Villa.
    -- Bill Dean

Belinda Inman

    Belinda Inman, 28, of Winter Haven, died on Friday, April 2, 2004, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
    She was a native of Tampa and a lifetime resident of the area. She was a computer technician at Polk Community College. She was a member of William Temple C.M.E. where she was on the Usher Board. She was listed in "Who's Who Among American Students," was an honor roll student in high school and graduated with honors.
    She is survived by her father, Willie Frank Inman Sr. and mother, Celia Inman of Winter Haven; four brothers, Donald E. Inman of Auburndale, Ronald H. Inman of Kissimmee, Willie E. Inman Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Wallace B. Inman of Sacramento, Calif.; and a sister, Wanda D. Inman of Winter Haven.
    Visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at William Temple C.M.E. Church in Winter Haven. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church.
    Charles A. Lewis Funeral Home, Winter Haven

News Chief l April 8, 2004


    Gerdie Green Inman, 94, passed away Friday, October 13, 2006. A native of Greensboro, Florida, she lived throughout Florida all her life. She worked with the Brevard County Schools, was employed as Head Cashier with Winn-Dixie and then became a homemaker. Mrs. Inman was preceded in death by her husband, William in 2004, after 69 years of marriage. Survivors include two children, Gary Dale Inman and Betty Cheryl Cohron; three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on 10/17/2006.

Eric Tyler Inman

    Eric Tyler Inman, 27, of El Segundo, Calif., died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EST Saturday at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home (727-796-1992 or www.sylvanabbey.com) in Clearwater. Born in Clearwater, he moved to Tallahassee and graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Upon returning to Tallahassee, he worked for Ritz Camera Shop. He moved to California and worked as a production assistant for Reel-to-Reel Filming Assistance. He helped with the filming of a movie, "South of Heaven." He was a Baptist and enjoyed photography. Survivors include his mother, Brenda Emerson Inman of Tallahassee; a brother, Ryan Matthew (and wife Kara) of Tallahassee; his grandmother, Gladys E. Adams of Largo; and two nieces, Isabel and Lucia Inman. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary K. Inman.
Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 11/2/2006.

Stephen H. Inman

    Ret. MMC Stephen H. Inman, 70, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Hospice House of Huntington., W.Va.
    He was born April 6, 1936, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Russell Mattox Inman and Mary Hutton Hardin.
    Mr. Inman served in the U. S. Navy and retired as a chief machinist's mate. He was a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3296, in Port Charlotte; a member of the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserves, American Legion, VFW, and Masonic Lodge and Shrine.
    Mr. Inman is survived by his wife, Betty R. (nee Perry) Inman; three daughters, Deedra Inman Travis (Dennis Dowling) of Port Charlotte, Anita Lynn McClellan (Freddie Alliff) of East Lynn, W.Va., and Paula Danae Thompson (Gary) of Wayne, W.Va.; a son, Russell Andrew (May) Inman of Port Charlotte; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
    A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the Fraternal order of Eagles No. 3296, corner of Harborview Road and Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
    Arrangements are by Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

The Sun, (Oct/8/2006)

Lula Lee (Hodges) Inman

    INMAN Lula Lee (Hodges) Inman, 82, of Jacksonville, passed away Dec. 17, 2006 after a brief illness. She was born in Nassau Co., daughter of the late Robert Oliver Hodges and Stella Rowe Hodges. She is survived by Calvin C. Inman, two daughters, Patricia Soles of Nassau Co. and Wanda (Richard) Johnson of Bethlehem, Ct.; one son, Darrell Carter of St. Mary's, Ga.; ten grandchildren, Michael, Regina, Chris, Richard, Jennifer, Dusty, Jason, Jeremy, Tara and Chad; nine great-grandchildren, Kaley, Triston, Logan, Zachary, Taylor, Chase, Paige, Carson and Pierce. She had two brothers, Fernnie (Nancy) Hodges and Douglas (Doris Evelyn) Hodges, both of Nassau Co.; one sister, Violet (Hodges) Hickox of Folkston, Ga. as well as many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Inman was also predeceased by one brother, Freddie Hodges and sister, Becky Mae (Hodges) Jones. Mrs. Inman was a member of Shiloh Free Baptist Church. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Callahan Funeral Home, Callahan, Fl. Wed. Dec. 20, 2006 from 6 till 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. Thurs. Dec. 21, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Leonard Owens will officiate. Internment will be in Mill Creek Cemetery, Hilliard, FL. Arrangements by Callahan Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in the Florida Times-Union on 12/20/2006.

INMAN, FRANKIE L., 79, of Hallandale Beach died 1/9. Arrangements are incomplete 954-965-2722

Published in The Miami Herald on 1/10/2007. 

Elaine K. Inman

ELAINE K. INMAN, 96, DeLeon Springs, a homemaker, died Tuesday.

Published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on 11/11/2007.

Charles W. Inman

    INMAN, Dr. Charles W., 82, of Lakeland, Fla., died November 9, 2007. Born on July 9, 1925, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, one sister and four grand-children. Heath Funeral Chapel

Published by TBO.com on 11/15/2007.


    LAKELAND - Dr. Charles William Inman, 82, died November 9, 2007 at home from heart failure.
    He was born on July 9, 1925 in St. Petersburg, FL. He specialized in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was a graduate of Northwestern University and Northwestern Medical School of Chicago, IL. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He came to Lakeland in 1952 and opened his practice that same year. He retired from his practice in 2000, and since then has been a volunteer at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. He was a founder and former president of the Imperial Rose Society. He was also an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland and the Polk County Medical Association.
    He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline "Polly" Inman. Survived by his daughter and son-in-law Susan and Tommy Wallace of Mt. Airy, MD; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Janet Inman of Orange Park, FL; daughter, Dr. Carolyn L. Inman of Florence, SC; son and daughter-in-law Peter and Renee Inman of Lakeland; sister, Anna Mathis of Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joyce and Grover Eddings of Lakeland. Grandchildren; Andrew W. Inman, Brittany M. Inman, Katelyn E. Inman, Emily G. Inman.
    Viewing will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at the Heath Funeral Chapel. Services will be on Thursday at First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m.
    Donations may be made to the Children's Home Society at 3535 Lawton Rd. Suite 260, Orlando, FL 32803. www.chsfl.org, or First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland.
    Condolences may also be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com.

Published in the Ledger on 11/12/2007.

Regina Marie Inman

    INMAN, REGINA MARIE, 92, of Fort Myers, died Thursday. Arrangements by National Cremation Society and Funeral Home.

Published in The News-Press on 12/20/2007.

    HAINES CITY - Dr. John Wesley Love, Jr., 75, a retired Polk Community College Professor, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 of Leukemia at Winter Haven Hospital.
    He was born May 1, 1932 in Springfield, Missouri and has been a resident of Polk County since 1955. He was a dedicated educator, retiring after 45 years of service with Polk Community College. Both before and in retirement, he was an avid fisherman and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy from Florida State University and attended Cypress Cathedral.
    Dr. Love was preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his youngest brother, Robert Love. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Edith M. Love of Haines City; daughters, Karen Davis of Georgia and Dawn Rafool of Winter Haven, Fl; brothers, James Love of Frostproof, FL and Don Love of Auburndale, FL; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
    Visitation will be held Monday, April 28, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home chapel in Lake Wales. Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Arrangements made by Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales-Frostproof. Published in the Ledger on 4/28/2008.


    LAKELAND - John D. Inman, 51, died of heart failure Dec. 29, 2008. Survived by his loving family. Services will be in Alabama at a later date. Haught Funeral Home.

Published in TheLedger.com on 12/31/2008

Date of Birth: February 16, 1957
Date of Death: December 29, 2008
Country of Birth: United States
Place of Birth: Jasper,Alabama
Place of Death: Lakeland,Florida

Roger Clark Inman

    Colonel Roger Clark Inman, 70, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, peacefully at his home in Tallahassee after fighting a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, January 10, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home-Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191). The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Oregon. Roger Inman was born February 23, 1938, in Ontario, Oregon, the son of Marion Inman and his biological mother, Laura Harsin. He was later adopted by Gertrude Inman. He moved to Baker City, Oregon, as a child where he attended school, graduating from Baker High School in 1956. He attended Oregon State University for 3 years where he majored in pre-veterinary medicine. He was then accepted into Washington State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1963. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force where he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant and was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C., for 2 years working as a base veterinarian. He was then assigned to Ramstein AB in Germany for the next 3 years, also as base veterinarian. The Air Force then sent him to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he earned his Master of Science degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology. He was then assigned to Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Texas, as an Air Force consultant toxicologis. There he spent much of his time researching Agent Orange and how the Air Force could safely dispose of it. He also directed the operation of an aquatic toxicology laboratory. His next assignment was to Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, where he was chief of the Environmental Quality Branch of the Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory. There he managed and researched programs dealing with environmental and toxicological problems. He was then sent back to The Ohio State University for his didactic studies toward a Ph.D. in toxicology. His next assignment was again at the Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory where he was the officer in charge of the Toxicology Branch. There he managed and provided technical expertise to provide medical intelligence for deployment of many Air Force systems including the Air Launch Cruise Missile and other new aerospace systems. He was later assigned as Chief of the Toxic Hazards Division where he developed a toxicokinetic studies laboratory. He completed his Ph.D. while serving as the officer in charge of the AFAMRL He was also appointed toxicology consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General. For his work at the laboratory he was awarded The Legion of Merit by the Air Force. In 1984 he retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force and moved to Tallahassee to become chief of the new Bureau of Pesticides, Division of Inspection, Florida Department of Agriculture where he worked for 5 years. He served as the Toxicology Consultant to the Commissioner of Agriculture. He and the other scientists in the bureau evaluated pesticides and their effect on the environment. He then transferred to Department of Health where he was chief of Environmental Toxicology until he retired in 2000. He was the Toxicology Consultant to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. His job with the Department of Health included hazardous waste sites, indoor air problems and other public health issues. He authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed articles pertaining to toxicology and the environment. He was a member of The Society of Toxicology, a Diplomate of The American Board of Toxicology, American Veterinary Medical Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, American Academy of Veterinary and Comparative Toxicology, American Society of Veterinary Physiologists and Pharmacologists and the Florida Environmental Health Association. He was also a member of the FSU University Musical Associates and the FSU Theater Patrons. He had also served as krewe chief for the Antebellum Statehood Krewe in Springtime Tallahassee. He was married to his high-school sweetheart, Karen Carnes, in June, 1960, in Portland, Oregon. They shared 48 years together enjoying the sights and sounds of the places they lived during his years in the Air Force. Upon retirement he and Karen spent many happy days enjoying the great outdoors in their recreational vehicle. He loved fishing, computers and music. Roger is survived by his wife, Karen, and his four daughters and their spouses, Ann Gaylord (Eric) of Huntington Beach, California, Amy Demins (Billy) of Maitland, Florida, Jill-Marie Inman (Kenneth Ryan) of Leesburg, Va., and Marla Blair (Brian) of Tallahassee. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Megan and Ryan Gaylord, Bobby and Ben Landerman, Julia and Keith Inman-Ryan, and Sydney Blair. He is also survived by a brother, John Inman and wife Jody, of Salinas, California. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to the USO, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077, or the American Red Cross, 187 Office Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32301, and the Leukemia Society (www.lls.org). Also a donation of blood would be appreciated since his blood transfusions helped him so much.