Month: May 2019

Mr. Doyle Alfred Tillis, 90

FORT MYERS – Mr. Doyle Alfred Tillis, 90, a resident of Ft. Myers, FL since 1999, formerly of Fort Meade, FL and Mooresville, NC, passed away May 27, 2019 in Ft. Meade, FL after a long brave battle with AFIB. Doyle was born in Ft. Meade, FL on December 15, 1928 to Angus and Eva Tillis, now deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Fannetta in 1994; son, Doyle Alfred Tillis, Jr.; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Doyle was a people person, he loved everyone and enjoyed telling his old stories which fascinated everyone who listened. After both their spouses passed away, he met Betty, his wife. They were devoted to each other and had so much in common. They were both very inquisitive and traveled throughout almost every state in the U.S., thus making for some interesting adventures. Doyle and Betty hosted his Fort Meade class reunion for 20 years, always the first Saturday in October. He enjoyed every minute and looked forward to the next one every year. He was proud of his profession as a fast food construction supervisor. He loved to tell how many building he had built, and how fast he had built them. He will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. Doyle is survived by three children, Marsha (Rick) Robertson, Karon (Jenny) Tillis, Beverly (Dennis) Caldwell; sister, Jean Durrance; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. At Doyle’s request, there will be no services. He wanted to be remembered as happy and vibrant. No sad songs for him.


This Week In High School Sports

Congratulations to the girls track team for qualifying for the state track meet this coming weekend at The University of North Florida. Our 4 X 100 team placed second at the regional meet losing by only 1/100 of a second.

Team members are:

Shamalrea Anderson

Tre’niya Baker

Maliyah Nicolas

Azaria Whitehurst-also qualified in the 100


  • Varsity softball hosts Wildwood in a Class 1A District 8 semifinal game @ 6pm
  • Varsity baseball hosts Hardee @ 7pm for Senior Night (Cornelius)


  • Varsity baseball travels to Lake Wales @ 7pm


  • FHSAA State Track & Field meet @ UNF
  • Class 1A District 8 softball finals @ 7pm in Frostproof
  • Varsity baseball travels to Kathleen @ 7:30pm


  • FHSAA State Track & Field meet @ UNF