GILCHRIST, Allan L., 76 of Riverview passed away March 20, 2003. He is survived by his wife Helen; daughters, Debora Knox of Gibsonton and Binky Jilek of Plant City; stepson, James Gilchrist of Appache Junction, Ariz.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was a charter member of International Independent Showmens Association and served in the US Army during World War II. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-7:30 from the Gibsonton United Methodist Church, 6104 Marilla Ave. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 noon from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 911 Bryan Rd., Brandon, with Brother James Ellington, officiating. Interment will follow in Showmens Rest in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home
KATTELL, Renee Lee, 41, of Seffner, entered into rest on March 17, 2003. Originally from Binghamton, N.Y., she worked for several years as a waitress for Hooters, starred in a local car dealership commercial and was the owner of her own shop, Donita's Consignment, in honor of her mother. She was a loving daughter, sister and friend. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rita Silvia; and survived by her father, Donald; brothers, Randi and wife Jessica, and Ricky and wife Deborah; sister, Rita Ann Sveum and husband Rob; and long-time companion, Richard Reynolds. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Renee's name to the American Cancer Society. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home
KNIER, Ellen, 89, of Venice Fla. and formerly of Tampa passed away March 19, 2003. Survivors include her brothers, Leonard and Robert Story Harper and a half-sister, Alice Loydle. Mrs. Knier was a native of Springfield, Conn. She was a member of the Venice Christadelphian Church, was past president of the Florida Horticultural Assn., past president of the Florida Parlimentarian Assn., past secretary of the Rotary Club of Tampa and past secretary of Tampa Jai Alai where she had the distinction of being the first woman to play Jai Alai. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Garden Of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., with Mr. Arthur Dillingham of the Venice Christdelphian Church officiating. Cremation will follow.
KUWICK, Richard D., 47, died March 19, 2003. He is survived by his longtime companion, Gail; son, Eric; seven siblings, and mother. Memorial service Monday, 4 p.m., March 24, at 8800 Sheldon Road.
LOWENTHAL, William Michell, Brandon died March 21, 2003. Survived by loving family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 10 a.m., graveside at Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, Fla.
MANN, Thelma Payne, affectionately known as `Tudie` to her family and friends, passed away the morning of March 22, 2003 at the age of 89. She is missed terribly and is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Holt; granddaughter, Forrest Holt; niece, Lorene Gaudette; and nephew, Steven Davis. She was born in Sheffield, Alabama on September 10, 1913, but considered Tennessee her home. She resided in Nashville where she retired after 25 years of Nursing at Vanderbuilt Hospital. She moved to Florida with her daughter and granddaughter in 1986. A Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2003 at the funeral home chapel.
MARKOWETZ, Lottie Vickery, 80, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003. She is survived by her son, John G. Vickery of Riverview, Fla.; one daughter, Joyce Lacey of Dunnellon, Fla.; one sister, Willa Benge of London, Ky.; 14 grandhildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was a longtime resident of Hillsborough County where she drove a school bus for the Hillsborough County School System for 29 years. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
MAXWELL, Richard Howard, 65, a resident of Davie, Florida, coming from Middletown, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 18, 2003. Richard is survived by his daughter, Susan A. Maxwell of Tampa; his brother, Allen Maxwell; and sister, Jean Sanford. Arrangements were entrusted to Fred Hunter's Funeral Home in Davie, Fla. Cremation by Fred Hunter Crematory.
MISTRETTA, Virginia D., age 96, of Tampa, passed away quietly in her home, March 22, 2003 with her family by her side. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Mistretta was born October 15, 1906 as a first generation American of Sicilian ancestry. She was a fluent speaker of English, Spanish and Sicilian/Italian. Mrs. Mistretta worked in the cigar industry, later worked along side her husband in the Tile and Terrazzo Business. She will not be known for her successes in industry of politics, but rather by her `love through the kitchen`; support of her husband's and family's business endeavors, maintaining a strong and loving household. She was an outstanding cook whose recipes featured Italian, Spanish and Southern cuisine's, Her grandsons have always been the love of her life and she so loved her four great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her `nanna`. She was a lifelong member of the Sons of Italy and Columbus Celebration of Tampa. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Joseph C. Mistretta. Mrs. Mistretta is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Violet M. Teston and Gene K. Teston, Sr.; grandsons, Gene K. Teston, Jr., and Joe M. Teston; great-grandch ildren, Annabeth, Catalina, Joseph W. and Madison Teston; daughters-in-law, Roseann and Beth Ann Teston; and nieces, Rose Ann Fernandez and Francine N. Brown. A special thanks to Sam and Millie Pietrini for their love and attention. A Funeral Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, with Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins, P.A., Pastor , officiating. Entombment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers include: Roy Teston, Gene K.Teston, Sr, Gene K. Teston, Jr, Joe M. Teston, Camillo Castellana and Felix Calderone. Honorary Pallbearers include: Ronnie Mongiovi, Jerry Sainz, Guy St. Paul, Sam Pietrini, Mike Vega and Dr. Jaime Casellas. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to a charity of your choice i n memory of Mrs. Mistretta. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. with a Catholic Wake Service to begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Sons of Italy Ritual at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
NOTLEY, David, 33, of Plant City passed away Monday, March 17, 2003 in Tampa, Fla. He is survived by; Tina, Wesley, Shelby; and loving family.
Zipperer's Agape Mortuary
NOWELL, Lee Raymond, 93, died Monday, March 17, 2003. Survived by a son, Raymond, Nowell, Sr., of Tennessee. Born in Ga., he moved to Clearwater several years ago.
PHILIPSON, Alfred, 62, of Tarpon Springs died March 21, 2003. Survived by wife, Barbara; two sons, one daughter, mother, four siblings, 11 grandchildren.
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SAUNDERS, Robert W., SR., died March 18, 2003. Funeral services for Human Rights Leader, Mr. Robert w. Saunders, Sr., will be held tomorrow (Monday), March 24, 2003 at 11 a.m., at st. Paul A.M.E. Church, 506 E. Harrison St., downtown Tampa. Interment will be made in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to St. Paul A.M.E. Church. John Harmon, L.F.D., James Harmon, L.F.D., Burial.
SHARP, Harry L. Jr.,47, of Tampa died March 15, 2003. He is survived by his mother, three children, one brother and one sister.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
TOMLINSON, A. Virginia, age 75, of Tampa passed away Friday, March 21, 2003. The daughter of Earl and Myrtle Arnwine, Virginia was born in Knoxsville, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Mose Thomas Tomlinson; daughter, Myra Mora and her husband Tom; son, Thomas Lee Tomlinson and his wife, Joann; sisters, Barbara Shearer and her husband, William J. and Faye Hubley; three grandchildren, Kayla Mora, David and Tony Tucker; two great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews. A Graveside service will be held 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2003 at Trinity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
TORRES, Altagracia, 64, a resident of Plant City, passed away March 21, 2003. She is survived by her husband Pedro Santiago; seven sons, Luis Medina, Angel I. Medina, Hector M. Medina, Jorge H. Medina, Geraldo Medina, Jose A. Santiago, and Alex Q. Santiago; three daughters, Mildred Medina, Aida L. Medina and Samaira Cervantes; two brothers, Anderson Torres and Raul Torres; three sisters, Ada Myriam Torres, Aida Esther Agostini and Alice D. Torres; twenty-two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Torres was a native of Puerto Rico and a longtime resident of Plant City and of the Catholic faith. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Hopewell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
WHITLEY, Roger, 72 of Tampa, Florida, died March 20, 2003. Born in West Virginia, he moved to Florida 1960. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian Whitley; his sons Richard Whitley and his wife Sheryl; Michael Whitley and his wife Deborah; Timothy Whitley and his wife Kaye; his niece Jackie Wise; his brother Buddy and his wife Kathy; brother Billy and his wife Norma; his granddaughter Brandi and her husband Eli; his grandsons Christopher and Bryan and great-granddaughter Madyson. He was the founder of Roger Whitley Chevrolet on January 13, 1971. He was the past President of the Tampa New Auto Dealers Association, past President of the Greater Tampa Bay Auto Dealers Association and the recipient of the Time Quality Dealer Award. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 23, 2003 from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Roger Whitley's name.
WIGGINS, Marguerite McKendree, 92, died of heart failure Friday, March 21, 2003 at home in Azalea Park of Lakeland. Born in Georgia on June 9, 1910, she lived in Tampa and Brandon, Fla., before moving to Lakeland two years ago. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Brandon where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a 50 year member of the Areme Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She was an auditor for the Hillsborough County School System. Mrs. Wiggins was preceded in death by husband, Lee Wiggins in 1987; husband, W.B. McKendree Sr. in 1971; and son, W.B. McKendree, Jr. She is survived by daughter, Patricia Stokes of Lakeland; sons, Carroll B. DeLoach of Winter Haven and Ralph H. McKendree of Richland, Ga.; and stepdaughter, Monnette Stewart of Trenton, Fla.; sister, Rosalie Kirkland, Ocala, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 14 great great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Tuesday at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon at 10:00 a.m., with visitation for one hour preceding services. Burial will be at Garden of Memories in Tampa. A memorial service will be held at Azalea Park on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Armeson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
Stowers - Brandon
WOOD, Alfred, 62, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2003. He is preceded in death by his son; Richard Eugene Wood. Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons, Alfred Page Wood of Springfield, Minn. and Michael Anthony Wood of Greencastle, Pa.; two daughters; Lisa Marie Wood and Samatha Lee Wood both of Thonotosassa, Fla.; one brother; Wayne Lee Wood of Luray, Va. four grandchildren; Daneile Marie Wood, Ryan Michael Wood, Kelsey Marie McVicker and Johnny Page Cannon. A native of Rileyville, Va. he moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1979 coming from Luray, Va. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2003 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel.
ZILINSKI, Donna Marie, 42, died March 19, 2003. Survived by mother, Evelyn Webster. She was Protestant and self-employed contractor.
Arlington Funerl Home, New Port Richey
ANDREWS, Carla, 50, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., passed away March 23, 2003 at East Pasco Care Center. Born in Tampa, she moved to Land O' Lakes in 1985 and was a Medical Malpractice investigator. Mrs. Andrews was Jewish. She is survived by husband, Harold Andrews of Land O' Lakes; son, Jeffrey Ryan Andrews of Bushnell, Fla.; daughter, Tiffany Marie and husband, James Blackman of Spring Hill, Fla.; stepdaughter, Leah Anne Andrews of Jacksonville, Fla.; father, Howard and wife, Jean Fulwood of Gibsonton, Fla.; brother, Mark Fulwood of Tampa, Fla.; stepbrother, Ted Amlong of Brandon, Fla.; sisters, Lisa and husband, Paul Mark of Miami, Fla., Cynthia Fulwood of Ruskin; stepsister, Karen Sandler of Miami; and one grandson, Dakota Ryan Andrews. Family will receive friends at Loyless Funeral Home on Thursday, March 27, 2003 between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. with service at 2:00. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Hospice Care Center, 37300 Royal Oak Lane, Dade City, Florida 33525.
Loyless Funeral Home
KROMMYDAS, John, 86, of Holiday, Florida died Saturday, March 22, 2003 at home in Holiday. He was born in Greece and moved to Holiday from Chicago, Ill., in 1974. He owned a weaving company; attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Tarpon Springs. Survived by wife of 65 years, Anna; son, Spyros of New Port Richey; grandchildren, John of Holiday and Anna of New York.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday
KURK, June H., 81, of Zephyrhills died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at her residence. Born in Romulas, Michigan, she moved to this area fifteen years ago from Detroit, Michigan. She was a retired secretary for a Credit Union. She enjoyed playing Bingo. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Oakley Funeral Home in Zephyrhills with Chaplain George Francis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, March 24, 2003 at the funeral home. Mrs. Kurk is survived by two sons, John and Donald Kurk; both of Zephyrhills; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Oakley Funeral Home
LOUNSBURY, Joy V., 74, passed away March 22, 2003 in Dade City. Survived by a daughter, Karen Hulsopple of Spring Hill; and a grandson, Scott (Renee) Drinkwater of Zephyrhills; and a granddaughter, Tracey (John) Zielinski of Apex, N.C.; great-grandson, Andrew Drinkwater of Zephyrhills; sister-in-law, Bessis Curtis of Hannacroix, N.Y. Services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church with Rev. Bob Butler officiating. Born Nov. 5, 1928 in Catskill, N.Y., the daughter of Herman and Anna (Decker) Velie. She came to this area in 1994 from N.Y. She was a homemaker and a life member of the Coxsackie Yacht Club. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
MOORE, Ruby, 86, of Holiday, Florida died Friday, March 21, 2003 at Community Hospital in New Port Richey. She was born in Laurel County, Kentucky and moved here from New Haven, Michigan in 1989. She was a homemaker; member of the First Christian Church of Tarpon Springs. Survived by son, Byron of Milfrod, Michigan; daughter, Alice J. Horton of Holiday; brother, Don Cornett of London, Ky.; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial will take place in Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Sunshine State Christian Home.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday