HELSEL, Stephen Ray, 40, passed at home by natural causes, Dec. 12, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Campbell-Helsel; daughters, Ivy Campbell and Sophia Helsel; grandchildren, Mariah and Eric Campbell; parents, William L. Helsel, Sr. and mother Patricia L. Helsel; brother, William L. Helsel, Jr; sister, Tricia Sampson; and grandmother, Helen Helsel. Steve was a member of Peninsular Christ ian Church. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed skin diving, fishing, boating and horseshoes. Steve was well loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at The Peninsular Christian Church at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
Mark III Funeral Home
HINDMAN, Carl, 82, of Tampa passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. He is survived by his four daughters, Gaile C. Knoblauch, Schyrell A. Bergman, Phyllis J. Horoszewski and Jan McCready; brother, Seab Hindman; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He has resided in the Tampa area for 30 years coming from Tucson, Ariz., he was a U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, serving during World War II and Korean Conflict. He was a member of the V.F.W. and played guitar at local nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Friday (today) at the Maricano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. til service time.
MARSICANO-B. MARION REED STOWERS
HUDLEY, Carolyn, of Tampa, died December 3, 2001. Survived by children, Lemule, Reginald, Kaysonia, Tonya and Yvette; and mother, Essie Williams.
Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.
HUFF, Hushell, of Tampa, died Monday, December 10, 2001. He was a native of Pavo, Georgia and a resident of Tampa for 50 years. He was a retired truck driver with The Tampa Tribune. Mr. Huff is survived by his wife, Sammie Lee Huff; three sons, James, Hushell Jr. and Glenn; two daughters, Theresa Gail and Connie; three step-daughters, Irene, Brenda and Mary; two step-sons, James and Carlos; fou r sisters, Jessie Lee Daniels, Johnnie Mae Flounoy, Flossy May Huff and Vera May Comer Woodard and husband, Ron; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Bishop James H. Howell officiating. Interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery
on Monday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. today at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa.
RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME Rhodes & Northern
JONES, Eddie L. `Leo`, 72, of Brandon passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. A native of Copperhill, Tenn., he had resided in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; step-son, Michael Wullenweber, Tampa; step-daughter, Sheila Sether and her husband, Scott, Riverview and Grandson, Timothy Lynn and his wife, Wanda.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
KECK, Jacqueline J., 59, of Wimauma, died December 9, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Edward; one son; two daughters; one brother; three sisters.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
KOHLER, Virginia `Ginny` R., 85, of Odessa, passed away Dec. 12, 2001 in Tampa. Born Oct. 21, 1916 in Norristown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Sara Billups. Mrs. Kohler was a secretary for Power Line Construction and a member of Crescendo, The Tampa Bay Womens Chorus. Survivors include her companion, Maxine `Max` Morris of Odessa. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home, SR 54, New Port Richey. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
LEARIE, Alice Sumner, 65, of Riverview passed away in Tampa on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. A native of Boyette, Fla., she was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton. She is survived by her husband, Jim; two daughters, Kaylene Bellamy, Clearwater and Iris Borgheese, Alva, Fla.; sister, Polly Sweat, Riverview and three grandchildren, Brooke Brooks, Gab riella Bellamy and Sophia Borgheese. Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the chapel of Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. Interment will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening (Friday) from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society.
SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME
LEWIS, Brother Brian David. Homegoing services for Brother Brian David Lewis of Tampa, who passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2001, will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of College Hill, 3838 29th St., Rev. Abraham Brown, pastor, with his uncle, Rev. Arthur Gilley, officiating. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Brian was born in Tampa, Florida on Februar y 28, 1982. He was the only son of David and Marilyn Lewis. His only sibling was a sister, Brianna Michelle Lewis, whom he loved dearly. He was a precious part of his family's life, especially his mother. He enjoyed the time he spent with his grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles in Monticello, Fla., South Carolina, Texas, and Las Vegas. He was a member of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Walt er Williams, pastor, and sang with the male chorus and was usher boy number one. The remains will repose at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral cortege will arrange from 17509 Tally Ho Ct.
AIKENS FUNERAL HOME
LITTLE, Margaret J., 80, of Gibsonton, passed away December 11, 2001 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is survived by her son Gary E. Monsees and wife, Dolly; daughters, Monica M. Brown and husband, Gregory and Pam Monsees Arnold and her husband, David; grandchildren, Kevin Brown and granddaughter-in-law Tonya, Jennifer and Sean Brown and Shannon and Patrick Monsees; grand- daughter, Christina M onsees; great- grandson, Joseph (Joey) Monsees; and ex-daughter- in-law, Lillian Monsees Griffin. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel with Rev. Ervin T. June, officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home
MALLORY, Alberta B., 92, of Tampa passed away December 10, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert M., Sr. whom was the founder and owner of Southern Photo and News. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Briggs and husband Lewis (Dan) of Sun City Center; son, Robert M., Jr. (Bob) and wife Susan of Odessa; grandchildren, Michael Briggs, Mindy Mallory, Lisa Pennington and Andrew Mallory; and three great-grandchildren, Austin, Madison and Grace Briggs. Mrs. Mallory was born and raised in Tampa and graduated from Hillsborough High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Citrus Park, the Order of the E astern Star, Mystic Chapter #110, Past Worthy Matron and Past Grand Chaplain of Florida and also active for many years in the Order of Rainbow for Girls serving in many capacities. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted of donations to LifePath Hospice.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel
MCCARTHY, Grace Butler, born December 22,1910 and died December 11, 2001 at University Community Hospital with her loving family by her side. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tampa. The Rev. Fitz Conner will officiate. Grace was retired from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and she enjoyed spending time with her grand- children, along with members of her church circle and playing bridge. Grace was preceded in death by her five brothers; three sisters; and parents, Frederick and Jenny Butler. She is survived by her daughter, Anne; grandchildren, Christy Sager and Andy and Michael Banks; great-grand- children, Zachary and Hannah Grace Banks; sister, Lucille Steffey; and brother, Eugene Butler. Grace was a m ember of First Presbyterian for 50 years and spent many years volunteering at the Judeo Christian Medical Clinic. She lived life with dignity and respect for others. She will be sorely missed and we consider her to be the standard all grandmothers should be measured by.
C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL HOME/988-7371.
MEADE, Larry Wayne, 57, of Greenwood, Ind., and formerly of Tampa, died Dec. 11, 2001. Mr. Meade was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam; member of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace, Fla.; and retired from Ferman Automotive Group in Tampa, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; one son, Larry Wayne Meade Jr. of Indianapolis; two daughters, Autumn Dawn Woodcock and Jennifer Lyn White, both of Greenwood; one brother and six sister; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Singleton & Herr Funeral Home, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with Rev. Chuck Williams officiating. Interment will Full Military Rites will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
MILLER, Helen, of Lake Wales, died Dec. 12, 2001. Survived by husband, Luther; daughter; step-daughter; son; step-son; brother; seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
PADRON, Aida Peres ,age 73, of Tampa, passed away December 13, 2001. Mrs. Padron was the beloved wife of Orlando Padron, and wonderful loving mother of three daughters, Janice Barnes and husband, Robert, Susan Alvarez and husband, Roger, and Marie DeAngelo and husband, Gabriel; eight grand- children, and one great-grand- daughter; two sisters, Hilda Comellas and Virginia Dosal and her loving ca re giver and friend, Vielka Alvarez. `We will all miss you, My Darling, including your two dogs, Butch and Sandy and all your birds. We will meet again soon!` - Orlando. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
RANGE, William, 66, of Lakeland, died Dec. 9, 2001. Survived by adoptive mother; six children; sister and brother. Service will be Saturday, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
Marion & Honors FH.
ROREBECK, Ruth Nelson, 106, of Tampa, died Dec. 12, 2001. Born in Floral City, she moved to Tampa in 1907 with her parents, Lily Barton and Edwin King Nelson; two brothers and five sisters. The family owned and operated Nelson the Florist for many years. Along with her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Curtis G. Rorebeck and son, Dr. Curtis G. Rorebeck, Jr. Sh e is survived by her grandchildren, Jan Rorebeck Dees and her husband David Dees, Robert Rorebeck and his wife Ruthie, and Curt Rorebeck and his wife BA.; great grandchildren Ryan, Gantt, Beau and McLean, daughter-in-law, Nell, nephews, Edwin K. Nelson, III and Courtland Rudolph, and 16 great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rorebeck will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery
with her husband.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel
RUTKIN, Anthony `Tony` Karl, age 44, passed away at his bedside surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001. A Tampa native, Tony is survived by his daughter, Charmaine; mother and father, Barbara and Ben Rutkin; sister and brother-in-law, Desiree and Alex Leva; his niece, Elizabeth Leva; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Maria Rutkin; grandparents, Florence and Jim McIntosh; aunts and uncles, Sylvia and Billy Rentz, Lew and Kathy Rutkin, Joan and Pat Patterson and Doris Segler; many cousins and relatives; and close friends, Buddy and Jimmy. Tony worked with his father at Tampa Tire Salvage. He was a loving and caring father, son, brother and friend. He will be sadly missed. Mr. Rutkin was a Mason. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Cat herine's Episcopal Church at 502 Druid Hills Rd., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Catherine's Episcopal Church Organ Fund.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
SANTOS-MARTINEZ, Jenny, age 74, of Tampa, passed away December 12, 2001. Survivors include her daughter, Lourdes Martinez and Rafaela Martinez; brother, Carmelo Santos; sisters, Carmen, Maria and Paquita Santos; three grandchildren and other loving family members.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
SCHNITZIUS, John, 81, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away Dec. 12, 2001 at James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital, Tampa, Fla. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary F. Schnitzius. He is survived by his three daughters, Donna L. Hart of Indianapolis, Janice L. Kin and her husband Ed of Tampa, Fla., and Sharon Scholl and her husband Paul of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildr en, Mike, Lorie, Tom, Stephen, Blair, Selena and Paul; and six great-grand- children. Mr. Schnitzius was a World War II veteran. He worked at the Chevrolet Plant and later retired from F.C. Tucker Company. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Veteran's Administration. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Washington Park North Mortuary. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Washington Park North Mausoleum. Washington Park North Mortuary, 2706 Kessler Blvd W., Indianapolis, IN 46228.
STRAIT, Preston, 78, of Winter Haven, died Decmeber 10, 2001. Survived by friend, Ruby Parr of Winter Haven. Services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. at First Christian Church.
Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home.
STRICKLAND, Phillip, 66, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Lee, Fla. Graveside services will be Friday, Dec. 14 2001 at 11 a.m. at Corinth Cemetery
near Lee, Florida. Born in Okeechobee he was raised in Lee, Fla., and was a long time resident of Tampa where he owned N.D.E., Inc., an industrial laboratory. A Marine Corps veteran of both Korea and Vietnam, he had spent over 16 years in service rece iving the Vietnam Service Medal with four Stars, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Cluster and Combat Action Ribbon, as well as others. He attended Midway Baptist Church in Lee. Survivors include his wife, Irene of Lutz; daughters, Monique James of Mackinaw, Ill., and Becky Spears of Moorehaven; sisters, Louise Webb and Georgia Ann English, both of Lee, Sharon Albritton of Macon Ga., and Shirley Carsillo of N. Palm Beach; and two granddaughters. Beggs Funeral Home, Madison, Fla. (850) 973-2258
SUCKOW, Jr. Francis Arthur, `Frank`, 80, of Saint Petersburg, passed away December 13, 2001. He was Manager at The Tampa Tribune for 20 years, he served in the US Navy and was a member of Harvest Time Church. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith Suckow; sons, Gregory Joseph Suckow and Ronnie Lee Smith; daughters, Candaice Marie Vance, Dawn Marie Traver and Heather Marie Avinger; mother, Joy ce D. Dold Suckow; father, Francis Arthur Suckow, Sr.; sister, Sandra Marie Rago and four grand- children. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon 2:00-3:30 p.m. Services will begin at 3:30 p.m. Graveside service will be conducted on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery
in Chiefland, Fla.
Hamilton Funeral Home
TAYLOR, Angela, of Tampa, died December 5, 2001. Survived by husband, Hodges; children, Tamika, Monte and Devona; and two grandsons.
Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.
THOMPSON, Charlotte J., of Tampa, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond M. and Audrey Charles; grandsons, Raymond Jr. and Gregory; two sisters and one brother. Private services will be held.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL West Hillsborough Chapel