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Nellie Jo “Joey” Tutor Kimmel (1933 – 2022)

Nellie Jo “Joey” Tutor Kimmel of Leesburg, departed this world on October 19, 2022. She was born on April 29, 1933 in Martin, Tennessee. Joey and her husband Vic along, with their children John “Jack” and Dawn, moved to Leesburg, Florida in 1974. She became an active member of the community joining and volunteering with numerous civic organizations and clubs. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to favorite charities of choice in Joey’s name.
Joey was a life member of Leesburg Heritage Society


Clell Coleman, III, (age 75),

     of Leesburg died on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Clell was born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 10, 1946. Her parents were Clell Coleman II and Eleanor Davis Coleman. The family moved to Florida in 1953. He is survived by Alice J. Coleman, his wife of 55 years and his sister, Mary Glockler (Bob) of Leesburg.
After graduating from University of South Florida in 1969, he returned to Leesburg and joined his father in the home building industry until 1981.
     He was proud to be appointed to the City of Leesburg Planning and Zoning Board for over 40 years and served two terms as president of Lake County Home Builders.

     Clell was a life member of The Leesburg Heritage Sociaty.

Christopher “Ray” Emerson, Jr.

       passed away suddenly Monday, June 8, 2020. He was born 23 Oct 1930 to Christopher “Ray” Emerson, Sr. and Mattie Ida Ward. Ray grew up at 1003 East Main Street, and graduated from Leesburg High School, Class of 1948. He was married to Sara Jane Schaller on 29 July 1953 at St. James Episcopal Church, Leesburg. Sara Jane died in 2009. Ray was a current member of the Leesburg Heritage Society.

Raymond William “Ray” Richardson Sr.,

       husband of Betty Richardson, former Leesburg City Clerk, passed away, June 11th, 2020. He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Leesburg to James Wesley and Lela Mae (née Conner) Richardson. He was the youngest of seven children and a graduate of Leesburg High School. He married Betty Jane McDermitt on Nov. 16, 1958. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church of Leesburg, where he was a lifelong, active member. Graveside service followed at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Mary Gore Coleman Glockler,

     died peacefully on Friday August 13, 2021 at age 84. She was born on July 9, 1937 in Harrisburg, KY. Her parents were Clell Coleman II and Eleanor Davis Coleman. Her family moved to Leesburg in 1954 and Mary graduated from Leesburg High School in 1955. Her work in banking took her to Cape Canaveral where she met her future husband, Robert “Bob” Glockler. They were married for almost 56 years.
She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church, Leesburg. She spent countless hours in church and service projects – taught Sunday school, Women’s Guild for Christian Service, Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and others.

     Mary was an annual member of The Leesburg Heritage Society.