Performed by Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir
RAF Memorial
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Arcadia, FL
Russell Williams
Richard Patram
Ernie Rees, Avanwy Adams, Alice Griffiths
Jane Lynn-Jones, Joan March, Mary Jane
Gracely, Marci Roberts, Fred Ward
Dr William John (Jack) Lewis
Rodger Lewis, Barbara Rhodes
truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight".

Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)
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Lynwen Coleman (aged 48 years)
Dorothy Luecker Fell
Neville John Yeo
Jade Emanuel (aged 18 years)
Gras ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist, a
chariad Duw,
A chymdeithas yr Yspryd Glan,
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Spirit be with
you all, evermore.
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PO Box 19343
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September 26, 1921 - May 20, 2016
them sacrificially. He was a sharp-shooter and First Sergeant with the First Infantry in
France and Germany, including the Battle of the Bulge.

He retired, after 40 years, from Southern Company, Georgia Power. Marvin moved to
Sarasota, Florida in 1986 to be close to family. His many friends will remember his kindness
and quick wit. He was predeceased by his parents Ed and Ida Whitley; sisters, Evelyn
O'Neil and Helen Capes, and brother, E.J. Whitley. He is survived by nephews, Robert
Whitley, Jim (Shirley) Capes, and Richard Capes; grandnephews and grandniece, Chris
(Sherry) Capes, Dan (Lara) Capes, and Cindy (Marc) Downing; great-grandnephews and
great-grandnieces, Melissa (Brandon) Conway, Ryan (Amber) Capes, Darnell Downing,
Austin Downing, Allison Downing, Maggie (Rob) Chopp, Connor Capes and Natasha Capes;
great great-grandnieces, Adalynn Capes and Laina Conway.

Marvin's faith in his God and creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, was shown in his servant spirit
to all he encountered throughout his life. His family was able to enjoy his God-given clear
mind and smiling face even in the last days of his earthly life.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the National Cremation and Burial
Society, 2990 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34239. Interment was at Sarasota National
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the DAV (Disabled American)
Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand
Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238
Palmer Ranch, Advanced Dementia Unit.

Survivors include her husband John L. Williams, JD. of Sarasota, two children Susan Leith,
USAF(Ret) of North Charleston, SC and Krista Gower-Johnson of Rutland, a granddaughter,
two brothers, Paul Mayer of Rutland and Donald Mayer of Lindale GA, and a sister Cynthia
Mayer, three step children and four step grandchildren.

Arleen was a teacher at Longfellow and Lincoln elementary schools in Rutland, VT.  She was
also a substitute teacher for the Sarasota School District and at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Bayside Center for Behavioral Health.

Arleen was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rutland, Holy Cross Lutheran
Church and Calvary United Methodist Church and attended St. Thomas Moore and Trinity
United Methodist Church.  She was a participant with the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh
Society, Sarasota.  She loved music and her favorite activities were singing in the choir and
playing piano.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, 57326.
Services and interment was in Rutland and Fair Haven.
July 31, 1935 - March 24, 2016