Helen Jean Masemore

Helen Jean Masemore, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Live Oak. Helen was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Berks County, Pa., to Henry Jacob Lutz and Lillie Irene (Berger) Lutz. Masemore was of the independent faith and was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, Pa. She worked as an insurance agent for six years and enjoyed reading and gardening in her spare time. Helen also loved to paint and worked at an art gallery for years. Helen was preceded in death by her father, Henry Jacob…

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Elaine Lois (Nee Peil) Cummings

Elaine Lois (Nee Peil) Cummings left this earth peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Elaine was born on Aug. 13, 1923, in Chicago, Il. Elaine and her late husband, Robert Cummings, moved to Miami in 1953 with their three young sons. Elaine and her husband retired from the post office in 1974. Upon retiring, they moved to the mountains of South Carolina and thereafter, traveled the country in their RV. Elaine moved back to Florida in 1998 to be near to her three sons and grandchildren. She loved painting, knitting…

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Helen Palagyi

Helen Palagyi, 91, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12. Helen was born in Madison, on Oct. 17, 1927, to Vergie and B.C. Fox. Helen was a star bowler with the Tallahassee Bowling League and loved to fish. She worked for the State of Florida Environmental Protection Department for four years, along with being a homemaker. Helen is preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Edward Palagyi; two sons: Robert “Butch” (Leslie) Taylor and Tommy Palagyi; daughter, Cindy (Bert)…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Birthday Brooke

Sunday, January 21, will mark the 23rd birthday of my daughter, Brooke. I have always lovingly called Brooke my “problem child.” Brooke IS the reason I had to keep health insurance. From the time she was born, everything that could happen, did happen to Brooke. At four months old, I had Brooke in and out of eye doctor offices with the threat of a “lazy eye” looming over our heads. One week after her first birthday the left side of her face swelled up, and she looked like “The Elephant…

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