"Cyril Marchinton, age 101, died Sunday in High Shoals, Georgia. Born September 17, 1907 in London, England to Reginal and Elizabeth Gretton Marchinton, the family moved to Nova Scotia in 1909, where Cyril was a young schoolboy at the time of the Halifax Explosion. In 1919 the family moved to DeLand. When his dad died in 1922, Cyril left school and worked in the orange groves, packing house and in construction. He helped build the Live Oak Street School in New Smyrna Beach and others in Mt. Dora, Daytona, andDeLand, as well as the Masonic Temple in DeLand. When the banks closed in 1929, he trapped for fur and hunted alligators until other jobs opened up. From the late 1930's to 1954, he and Perry Chapman partnered to form the C&M Motor Company, which became the Chevy and Olds dealership in New Smyrna Beach. For the next 8 years, he had the Floreco Crab Plant in Edgewater. In 1946, he became the youngest board member of the First Federal Savings and Loan and he retired as the oldest member (now Regions Bank) at the age of 93. Cyril was an active member, officer, and Sunday School teacher at the First Methodist Church, New Smyrna Beach for over 70 years. For his last 30 years in New Smyrna Beach, he had a saw and tool sharpening business. Still working and driving at the age of 98, Cyril retired for the last time in 2005, moving to Georgia to be with his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Betty Marchinton. He loved to fish and continued until he was 100. Cyril was happily married to Rubye Woodham in 1937 until her death in 1998. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Kay Marchinton, and brothers, Charles and Leonard Marchinton. He is survived by Larry and Betty of Jefferson, Georgia; grandson, ForestBuckley Marchinton and wife, Dee; and great-grandson, Ian, all of Waynesboro, Georgia; nephews and nieces, includingWendell Phillips, New Smyrna Beach, Reggie Marchinton, Apopka, Cathy Houser, Georgia, and Carol McCormick, DeLeon Springs. A quiet, hard working man of honesty, integrity and faith, Cyril was a good friend who was always ready to help. This wonderful man was loved and will be greatly missed. A funeral service and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2008, at Edgewater/New Smyrna Cemetery, with Pastor Don Bremer, First United Methodist Church, officiating."
September 17, 1907 - September 28, 2008