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>DURRANCE, MALCOLM "Mac" - 79, Pastor of Crewsville Baptist Church
Wauchula died Friday, December 27, 2002 in Branford, Florida. He was born in Bradenton, Florida and was a resident of Wauchula for 18 years, coming from Manatee County, Florida. He was the pastor of Crewsville Baptist Church.
 He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Hayden of Bradenton, Fla. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Evelyn Rawls Durrance; four brothers, H.A. Durrance of Palmetto, Fla., Donald A. Durrance of Bradenton, Fla., Ned Durrance of Bradenton, Fla., and Roland Durrance of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Pat D. Rich of Oveido, Fla., and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robarts Family Funeral Home  in Wauchula. Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, December 31, 2002, 10 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Bethany Baptist Cemetery. – Tampa Tribune, Dec. 31, 2002
>DURRANCE, Mary J. -  82 -
Lake Placid, formerly of Bowling Green, went to be with her Lord on Friday morning November 30, 2012, at the Kenilworth Care and Rehab Center in Sebring. She was born in Wauchula on March 22, 1930. She moved to Lake Placid in 1971 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid.
 She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rodney; daughter, Denise Mote and son Rev. Joe F. Choate, Jr.
 Mrs. Durrance is survived by loving children, David Thomas Choate and Renee Choate; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 brothers, Joe and John Jones. A graveside service to celebrate Mary's life will be held 2:00 pm Monday December 3, 2012, at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, FL with Rev. Ray Cameron officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, 465-4134 – Tampa Tribune, Dec. 2, 2012
>DURRANCE, Robert Neil Jr. – 75 -
A native of Sebring, resident of Knoxville, Tenn. since April, and former 36-year resident of Gainesville, Fla., son of the late Robert Neil and Karen Nell Hinckley Durrance, died Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at Brakebill Nursing Home in Knoxville.  He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, and former member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Gainesville and First United Methodist Church of Sebring. He graduated from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Fraternity and retired from Florida Farm Bureau. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Neil was a former member of the Sebring Rotary Club, avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, and Gator fan. And most of all, "Devoted Father".
 He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Martha Howett and Ruth Rudasill. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia "Patty" Pearce Durrance; son, Neil (Rebecca) Durrance; grandson, Pearce Durrance, all of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Ruth Fulton, Evelyn (Charles) Johnson, all of Sebring, Mildred Pearce of Okeechobee, Fla.; brothers-in-law, John Howett of Tampa, Fla. and Smith Rudasill of Sebring; several nieces and nephews.
 Mr. Durrance will be taken to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, where a 1 p.m. chapel service will be conducted Tuesday, October 18, 2005, with Rev. Ron Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery Sebring, Fl. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494. The family will receive friends 11-1 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. – Tampa Tribune- Oct. 15, 2005
>DURRANCE, WILLARD DANIEL  - 71 -
Ft. Myers, Fla., Willard died late Friday evening, July 4, 2014, in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was in the companionship of his loving family. Daniel was born September 9, 1942, in Ft. Green, Fla. He was the son of Ms. Bonita Duncan and Willard Dow Durrance. Daniel has been a resident of the Ft. Myers area for 33 years and a lifelong citrus grower in Collier Co. He also was a fertilizer rep for IMC and Florida Favorite. Daniel served in the National Guard.
 Daniel is survived by his wife, Sharon Y. Pollard Durrance; daughter, Melanie Lyn Daughtry (Rusty); and son, Craig Daniel Durrance.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Placid Temple Church of God. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Placid Temple with Pastor Jack Cochran celebrating. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery Lake Placid. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, Fl. 34135. Funeral arrangements are under the loving devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home  404 Plaza Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 863-465-9997 – Tampa Tribune, July 7, 2014
>DURRANCE, DOYAL H. -  77 – Self- Employed Caladium & Cattle Farmer
Lake Placid, Florida, died Monday afternoon, July 14, 2014. Doyal was born in Sebring, Florida, September 19, 1936. He was the son of Ms. Frances Crews and Joe Durrance. Doyal was a lifelong Lake Placid resident. He was a self-employed caladium farmer and cattle farmer all his life. He was a Christian in faith.
 Doyal is survived by his sons, Ricky and Dale; siblings, Nina Mullins and Jearldeen Clifton; and grand-children, Tyler, Gunner, Greyson and Elizabeth.
 Friends will be received from 5:00 to 7:00 pm this evening at the Rising Son Church in Lake Placid. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 pm Friday, July 18, also at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery Lake Placid. Funeral arrangements are under the loving devotion of: Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home  404 Plaza Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 863-465-9997 - Tampa Tribune – July 17, 2014
>DURRANCE, EUGENE  W. "Gene,"  - 76 -
Eugene of Turkey Creek, departed this life Wednesday, March 11, 2009. He was a member of Turkey Creek First Baptist Church.
 He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Jean Durrance; his daughters, Diane Durrance and Donna Calderoni and her husband, Ronnie; his sister, Christine Logue and her husband, Lamar; his grandchildren, Erica, Bryan, Ashleigh, Duran and Ariel; and great-grandchildren, Emma and Lexie; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Visitation will take place Friday, March 13, 2009 at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S. State Road 39, Plant City. Services will be conducted Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Turkey Creek First Baptist Church, 4915 W. Trapnell Rd, Plant City. Special thanks are given to St. Joseph Hospital, Health Care of Plant City Rehabilitation Center, and LifePath Hospice – Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens  Hillsborough Co., Fl.– Tampa Tribune, March 13, 2009 ( Hillsborough Co., Fl. )

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