Obituaries

Mary Ann V. Burger, 66, New Smyrna Beach, originally from Ohio, where she was a big Cleveland Browns fan worked for many years at The Morning Journal newspaper in Lorain as an advertising supervisor, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009.

Darlene B. Fought, 72, of New Smyrna Beach, a former special needs teacher at Atlantic High School, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.

Carmen L. Lanther, 70, of Oak Hill, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who retired from McDon­ald Douglas and NCR where she worked for many
years as an electronic assem­bler, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

James J. Standing, 75, of Edgewater, a former commercial oil truck driver, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Jeanne Wallace, 88, of Edgewater, a retired office clerk, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

James Winton Hathaway, 90, of New Smyrna Beach, who served in the U.S. Army as an artillery captain and was a retired utilities technician, died Sunday, October 18, 2009.

Lester C. Lincoln, 73, of Kokomo and formerly of Edgewater, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, was a member of the CSEA, Independent Union and A.F. & L. in Connecticut, and alsoa member of the Elks Lodge in Edgewater, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

William Hartley Meck, 62, of New Smyrna Beach, a U.S. Air Force veteran, who served during
the Vietnam War as a staff sergeant, Air First Calvary Division, .returned home and worked as a radio announcer for WSBB, was a manager for McCrory's, and an independent truck driver for his own business "Meck Trucking" for 20 years, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Oliver Henry Wall, Jr. "Ollie", 78, New Smyrna Beach, who attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W.V, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked at the Kennedy Space Center for 30 years as a Support Test Conductor working with both the Apollo and Shuttle programs, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Har­vey A. Beltz, Jr., 56, of Edgewa­ter, who dedicated his mechanical talents to International Cash Register, Inc., and to his own company, Galaxy Business Equipment, died Saturday, Oc­t. 17, 2009.

John A. Silva, Jr., 95, a native of Taunton, Mass., who served in the police reserve, then enlisted in the Navy and served
in World War II, before working as a police officer and then opening his own grocery mart, 'Silva Fine Foods' which he operated until he sold it in 1974, died Saturday, Oct.17, 2009.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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