After more than a decade of hard work, The Lee county Genealogy Society has rolled out abstracts of Lee County deaths published in the Fort Myers News-Press between the years 1930 and 1997. The database holding 65,528 entries is now available in a searchable format at their website.
In the left hand side of any of the pages at their site, you'll see a new link "Area Deaths". Clicking on that link will bring you into the database where you can search for the date of death notices and obituaries by last name, which appeared in the Fort Myers News-Press between the years of 1930 and 1997. By clicking on the icon in the "Actions" column, you'll see the Section of the newspaper and the Page number.
The database does not contain the actual obituary...it is a pointer to where it can be found in the Fort Myers News-Press held at the Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library at 2050 Central Avenue in downtown Fort Myers, FL.
Check it out at http://www.lcgsfl.org/areaDeaths.php