LOWE, Jessie Mae (Mickler), 69, `A Selfless Soul` died May 31, 2003. Survived by Suzanne Smoke, Samantha Ruskin, Donald Cook, Diana Cook, Michael Ruskin and Charles Mickler. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1-2 p.m., both at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Rd, Parma, Ohio. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.
MCCOY, Ernest Kent `Mac`, 64, of Buford, Ga., died May 30, 2003, after a brief illness. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Charles Walls will officiate. Interment will follow in Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Monday, June 2, 2003 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests no flowers. For those wishing to offer a remembrance in Mac's honor, a donation to Habitat for Humanity would be most meaningful. Habitat For Humanity-Atlanta, Inc., Attn: Development Coordinator, 519 Memorial Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by his father, Ernest McCoy. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lynn McCoy of Buford, Ga.; children, Michele McCoy of Beaufort, S.C., Debbie McCoy and Brian McCoy, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother, Thelma McCoy of Buford, Ga.; five grandchildren; nephew, Brian Niemczyk of Boca Raton, Fla.; cousins and numerous friends. Mac was born and raised in West Virginia. He then lived the majority of his adult life in Florida where he completed his degree at the University of West Florida. In 1998 he moved to Georgia and quick ly declared it `home.` He retired five years ago after a long career in newspaper production and home building. He continued to expand his skills during retirement through woodworking and home remodeling. Mac brought a true sense of craftsmanship to every task he undertook. He loved nature and the outdoors, bringing this wonder into the lives of those close to him. He valued his family and friends beyond all else and was never happier then when he turned his hands and skills to help someone out. Mac's vitality and enthusiasm were apparent in everything he did.
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel
PALMER, Brenda Faye, 51, of Tampa, Florida, passed away at home on May 31, 2003 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a long-time employee of Kash N' Karry. Preceded in death by her son, Joshua Palmer. She is survived by beloved children, Jason and Nicole Palmer; sisters, Sandra Land and Linda Sturm; brothers, Robert and Larry Rhodaback; also dear friend and caregiver, Tobi Hatchett; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Swilley Funeral Home.
PALORI, Julius P. DDS, 82, a lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away on June 1, 2003. Dr. Palori is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Vivian; and his son, Vincent and wife Karen; two grandchildren, Michael and Melissa; brother-in-law, Joseph R. Guagliardo and wife Marian; aunts, Teresa Caruso and husband Manuel, Angelina Anzalone and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Vincent A. Palori and Rose C. Palori. Pallbearers will be Michael Palori, Richard Gonzmart, Salvatore Guagliardo, Joseph S. Guagliardo, Joseph Belt, Frank Carson, Paul Ficarrotta and Nick Ficarrotta, Jr. Honorary pallbearers include Joseph R. Guagliardo, Nick Ficarrotta, Sr., Oscar Alvarez, Joseph C. Guagliardo, Charles Hero, Dr. Anthony Perzia, Manuel Caruso and Vincent P. Palori. Dr. Palori was a Dentist and active in real estate development and re-development. Dr. Palori attended Hillsborough High School, a graduate of the University of Florida and the St. Louis University School of Dentistry. He received a post graduate pediatric degree from Eastman Dental School- Rochester, New York and he served in the U.S. Army. Dr. Palori was a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association and American Dental Association. He was a member of Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Dr. Palori was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Graveside services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) from 6 til 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service at the Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to, Sacred Heart Church Heritage of the Heart Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 1524, Tampa, Florida 33607.
MARSICANO-B. MARION REED STOWERS
PAULSON, Elrith S., 80, of Largo, died on Sunday, June 1, 2003 at his children's residence under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born on February 3, 1923 in Westfield, Mass., Mr. Paulson moved to Florida in 1990 from Albany, New York. He was a retired Quality Assurance Specialist for the U.S. Government, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and member of Liberty Christian Temple of Largo. Survived by his daughter, Irene L. Paulson; and son, Roy G. Paulson, both of Tampa; niece Marie Magee of Tarpon Springs; and two nephews, Irwin M. Novick and family of Seminole and Michael Paulson of Westfield, Mass. Funeral will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo, Fla., (727-446-2375).
PICCIANDRA, Helen Segler, 89, of Tampa, passed away May 30, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Valentino Picciandra; sons, Gene Segler and his wife Ruth, and Bob Segler and his wife Kim; daughter, Joan Roberts; stepson, Joseph Picciandra; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Picciandra was `The perfect example of womanhood and motherhood.` Funeral Services will be held at the Nebraska Avenue Church of Christ on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home. Ron Pierce, Keith Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Mark Schlechty, Danny Straughn, Dan Edd Straughn and David Picciandra will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Maurice Bonilla and LifePath Hospice Pink team for the wonderful care they showed Helen.
RAYBON, Anne Mae, 71, of Mango, died May 29, 2003 at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. A native of Dover, she worked throughout the Mango area in the grocery industry before becoming a CNA in Private Health Care. A Protestant, she was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. She is survived by her sons, Alfred Lee Raybon, Jr. of Tampa and David Ira Loren of New York, N.Y.; daughters, Claudia Diane Davis of Tampa and Karen McIntosh of Hickory, N.C.; brothers and sisters, Giggs Pope, Jack `Buck` Knight, Myrley Morrow, Theodore Knight, Edgar `Pee Wee` Knight, Evanda Knight, Evern Albritton and Roland `Rollie` Knight, all of Dover; grandchildren, Valarie, Carla, Larry, Alisha, Beverly, and Geoffry; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Haley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lee Raybon, Sr. and her brother, Ellis `Tiny` Knight, Jr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifePath Hospice.
American Heritage Cremation Society`
ROBINSON, James (JR), 72, a long time resident of Tampa died Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at University Community Hospital. Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlene Robinson; one sister, Betty Volgares; three children, Dale Robinson, Linda Campbell and Joyce Bruce; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Andy, Frankie and Tosha; and five great-grandchildren. A small memorial service will be held Thursday, June 5, 10 a.m. at Bay Pines National Cemetery.
SKOW, Dorothy, 85, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away May 31, 2003. Harold, her loving husband of 58 years, past away last year. Dorothy was born in Livingston, New Jersey. She and Harold were residents of Coral Gables, Florida for 45 years. They retired to Sun City Center for the last 10 years. Dorothy was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Christine Skow and Ingrid S. Neale; Ingrid's husband, Douglas Neale; her granddaughter, Jennifer, and Jennifer's husband Kevin Hickey. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the church.
LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
TAYLOR, Luvellie K., 95, passed away on June 1, 2003. She was born in Opp Alabama and moved to Plant City in 1941. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Turkey Creek Church of God and was a homemaker. She is predeceased by her husband, Obie R. Taylor. Survivors include three sons, Willie Taylor of Plant City, Dan Taylor of Kentucky and Carlos Taylor of Turkey Creek; two daughters, Rachel Driggers of Turkey Creek and Lucille Sanderfur of Tampa; one sister, Pearl Messiek; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at the Turkey Creek Church Of God.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
TAYLOR, Samuel Blackwell, Dr. 90, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2003. He is survived by his sister, Charlotte Mitchell of Tampa; nephews, Kevin Mitchell of Tampa, John Stansel and wife, Sonja, Jim Stansel and Roy Stansel, all of Lutz and Cary Crutchfield and wife, Lynn of Olde Town, Fla.; nieces, Betty Patterson of Land O' Lakes, Fla. and Dorothy Benschoter and husband, Don of Jonesboro, Ga.; and a brother-in-law, David Mitchell of Tampa. Sam was born in Summerville, S.C. and moved to Tampa in 1925. He was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and Atlanta Southern Dental College. He served in the U.S. Army for four years. Sam practiced dentistry in Tampa for over 40 years. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. He was well loved and will be missed greatly.
THEIS, Vernon L., 49, of Tampa, died May 26, 2003. Mr. Theis is survived by his sister, Trudy Theis; and two children, Brian and Alex.
THOROGOOD, Beth Ann, 44, of Oldsmar, died June 1, 2003. Survived by companion, Howard Pennypacker; and brothers, Mark Dougherty and Jeff Dougherty.
Holloway Funeral Home.
TRACY, Joyce Robinson, 79, passed away June 1, 2003. Joyce is survived by her loving and caring husband, Pete Tracy; son, John Robinson; daughters, Culleen Parker and Kathy Hirshman and five grandchildren. Joyce retired after 38 years of service as a Bookkeeper for the Dunn & Eubank Wholesale Jewelers, she was the Lady's Auxiliary President for the American Legion Post 139, 15th District, Central Area. Joyce was the head of the Band Association at Plant High School. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the South Tampa Chapel of Mark III Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Dr. Lynn Sayne to officiate. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery.
MARK III FUNERAL HOME, (813) 831-9444.
VIVERETTE, Mary Catherine `Katie` Wass, 53, of St. Petersburg, died May 29, 2003 at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1957 from her native Milwaukee, Wis. She was a Teacher with the Pinellas and Hillsborough County Public Scool Systems. She taught at Gulf Beaches Elementary, Madeira Beach Middle School, Seminole High School and Tampa Catholic. She received her Associate of Arts degree from SPJC and her BA from USF. She was an AAU swimmer and USF Sports Booster and Alumnus. She was on the Panalenic Council, St. Petersburg, and was a lifelong member and area representative of Kappa Alpha Theta for the St. Petersburg and Tampa Chapters. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Charles R.; step-daughter, Kimberly S. Viverette of Tampa; her mother, Catherine Wass of St. Petersburg; and her mother-in-law, Geraldine Flowers Staton, Virginia Beach, Va. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel.
WILLIAMS, Rosetta, 84, of Tampa, died May 31, 2003. She is survived by daughter, Tawanda; and other relatives.
Viewing will be 5-8 p.m. (Today) Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home.
WILSON-MCGARY, Della I., 90, died June 1, 2003. Born in Brilliant, Ohio, she was a former resident of Sun City Center, Fla. for 18 years. Preceded in death by husbands, Melvin Wilson in 1977 and Walter McGary in 1992, she is survived by daughter, Joan Wilson of Munroe Falls; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Jeanette Wilson of Hudson and David and Linda Wilson of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Donald Zesiger, Monica Bitting, Sarah Oberlin, John Wilson, Michelle Wilson, Melissa Kegley and Maryann Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Carly, Adam and Stephen Zesiger, Julie and Erica Bitting, Austin and Lauren Oberlin and Justin Kegley. Pastor Jim Case will conduct services on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the charity of your choice.
Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio, 330-688-6631.
YOUNG, John E., 85, of Sun City Center, passed away May, 30, 2003. Born in Altoona, Pa., he was a Millwright. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with the Sea Bees. He is survived by his wife, Iris; son, Michael Young; two daughters, Sharon Woolbright and Bonnie Cumbey; and three grandchildren.