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MCKENZIE, Daisy, 77, of Tarpon Springs died Wednesday, March 26, 2003. Survived by son, Richard Wenrich; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies F.H., Tarpon Springs

MEISTER, Ruth B., 81, died Friday, March 28, 2003. Survivors; one son, four daughters, seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions to Avon Breast Cancer Foundation or Hospice. Moss-Feaster F.H.

MORRIS, Stephen `Roscoe`, 82, of Tampa passed away March 29, 2003. Born May 20, 1920 in Athens, Alabama, he owned Roscoe's Meat Market for over 20 years, retired from Merita Bread Company. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Louise Morris. Survived by daughter, Judy Kersey of Tampa; sons, Steve and wife, Susan Morris of Tampa, Don and wife, Yvonne Morris of Lutz; nine grandchildren, and te n great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2003 at Swilley Funeral Home, 1602 W. Waters Ave. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at Lake Carroll Cemetery on North Armenia Ave. Special thanks to the nursing staff at University Community Hospital Carrollwood.

NELSON, Steven Charles, 43, of Riverview passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2003. A native of Miami Beach he had resided here for five years coming from Coral Gables. A US Navy veteran he learned his love of the sea attending the Flint School aboard the square rigger, `Te Vega` and was a chef for 16 years. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Mills, Brandon; brother, George Nelson, St. Petersburg; sister, Kathryn Narbin, Silver Springs, Fla.; and his beloved pets, Blackie and David. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607.

NOBLES, Lila E. Mrs., 93, of Wimauma, Fla., died March 30, 2003 at Sun Terrace Nursing Center in Sun City Center, Fla. Survived by six daughters, Patricia Major of Wimauma, Kay Rieta of Ruskin, Fla., Lonnie Wilson of Centerville, Ga., Marcia Crossier of Bushnell, Fla., Lila Stringfellow of Wimauma, and Melanie Roberts of Rome, Ga.; two sons, Charles Nobles of Wimauma and Leon Nobles of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Elouise Nobles of Wimauma; one brother, Mike Wager of Parrish, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born April 8, 1909 in Panama and came to Manatee County in 1975 from Ruskin, Fla. Mrs. Nobles was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin. Visitation; Monday, March 31, 2003, 6 - 8 p.m. at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel, 1400 36th Ave., E. Ellenton. Service; Tuesday, April 1, 2003, 10 a.m. at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Norman Wilson. Burial will take place at Parrish Cemetery, Parrish, Fla. Arrangements by Griffith-Cline F.H., 941-748-1011

POLLIOTTO, Margaret Lucy Sansone, 89 of Tampa, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003. Wife of Jules; survived by one daughter, Darlene Parone, her husband, Paul; and three grandchildren, Paul, Justin, and Angela. Private family services only.

RHEW, Nellie, age 77, of Dover passed away on March 29, 2003. Born in Burlington, N.C., Mrs. Rhew had been living in the Bay Area for over 32 years. She was a very active member of the Dover Advent Christian Church. Nellie is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, James I. Rhew of Dover; their son, David Rhew of Riverview; two daughters, Sandra Ford of Burlington, N.C., and Billie Wheeler of Lakeland; her two brothers, Paul Blalock Jr. of New Jersey and John Blalock of Florida; a sister, Mary Sue Blalock also of Florida; grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Ford of Burlington, N.C., Stephen Ayers of Lakeland, Sammie Lewis of Gibsonton, TJ and Jenny Rhew of Riverview; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Declan Ford of Burlington, N.C. The family will receive friends on Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Wells Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. at Dover Advent Christian Church, with Pastor Doug Lucas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dover Advent Christian Church, 14202 Downing Street Dover FL 33527.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
Lacey McClellan and Staff
1903 W. Reynolds Street
Plant City, Florida 33563813-752-1111

RINKES, Ruth Janet, 66, of Tampa died Friday March 28, 2003 at LifePath Hospice. She was born in Baltimore, Md. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all she met. She is survived by her husband, Charles Rinkes of Tampa; five children, Darcie (Cliff) Ferguson of Crestview, Fla., Peggy George, Steven Rinkes and Amy (Thomas) Bogdahn of Tampa, Fla., Mathew (Angie) Rinke s of Warren, Mich.; four grandchildren, Carrie, Rebekka, Derrick and Holly; one brother, Lloyd Dinehart of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Peggy Dinehart and Beverly Pearce; both of Tampa, Fla. She was predeceased by one sister, Gin. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lifepath Hospice Tampa, Fla.; American Cancer Society, or Tampa Aids Network.

SCHAUER, William E., 88, of Tampa passed away Friday, March 28, 2003 at Tampa General Hospital. He was preceded in death by two wives, Lorrayne Zeigler Schauer and Margaret Walker Schauer. He was retired from International Harvester in Louisville Kentucky: was a veteran of the U.S. Navy; and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. Survivors include a son, William C. Schauer, and his wife, Joyce, Tampa; two daughters, Judie L. Schauer Wiener, Rosholt, Wis., and Mary Gayle Ryan, Allen, Texas; four grandchildren, William E. Schauer III, Jason Wiener, Lorrayne Ryan and Nicole Ryan; and his favorite dog, Bubba. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family wishes to have friends spend a few extra moments telling their loved ones how important they are. Private service only.


VARNUM, John W. `JW`, age 57 of Mulberry passed away on March 28, 2003. Born in Tampa, Mr. Varnum was a Baptist and a life long resident of the area. A veteran of the U.S. Army and a past member of the V.F.W. post # 8154 in Zephyrhills. Mr. Varnum is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Barbara Varnum; his son, Matt Varnum of Mulberry; two daughters, Angela Jacoby of Lakeland and Melissa Varnum of St. Pete Beach; a sister, Teresa Bunner of Ocilla, Ga.; his grandchildren, Alex, Zach, Dillon and John. The family will receive friends on Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Wells Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services being held on Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. at Richland Baptist Church, with Pastor Claude English officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
Lacey McClellan and Staff
1903 W. Reynolds Street
Plant City, Florida 33563

WHISNANT, Howard E., 71, of Tampa, passed away Mar. 29, 2003. He was born in Lawndale, N.C. and served his country in the US Army in Korea. He is survived by his beloved wife, Louise; sons, Douglas E. Featherston, Mark A. Featherston; daughters, Cassie Featherston, Holly Whisnant, Valerie Kenney; brother, Jim Whisnant; and twelve grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2nd at the Mark III Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Mark III Funeral Home
7701 W. Hillsborough Ave.
(813) 885-5088

WLAZIK, Eugene Joseph, 74, of Valrico passed away Friday, March 28, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Annette; a son, Ronald; two daughters, Pamela Zajac and Gina Rabassi; two stepsons, David and James Learn; a stepdaughter, Victoria Learn; a sister, Grace Perek; nine grandchildren; and one great grandson. A native of Chicago, Ill., he has resided in Valrico since 1991 coming from Munster, Ind. He was an engineer with Ford Motor Co. and a U.S. Army veteran.

YATES, Jerry W., 84, of Durant passed away March 28, 2003. Mr. Yates was born August 6, 1918 in Bonifay, Florida, `A True Florida Cracker and a Real Farmer.` He retired after 34 years of service at IMC in Bartow, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marguerite Yates; five children, Larry Yates of Greenwood, Delaware, Susan Eatman of Plant City, Judy Wall of Porterville, California, Jon Rosenau of Valrico, and Jackie White of Durant. He was a wonderful Papa to thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by three sisters, Mella Lewis, Merthal Hodges, and Merlene Page; one brother,Harvey Lee Harrell; and a host of friends. Mr. Yates was a longtime Christian member of Ahava Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Fellowship Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday evening 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
(813) 737-3128
Family owned & operated

CAMPBELL, Louise M., 85, formerly of Lutz, Fla., passed away on Thursday March 27, 2003. She is survived by her son, Julien Campbell; two grandchildren, Sharon Acton and Tony Campbell; three great-grandchildren, Angela, Paige and Cody. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday April 1, at 10 a.m. (TBS) at the Lutz Cemetery. Family will begin receiving friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Hospice of your choice.

CICCARELLO, Rose G., 86, life long Tampa resident, passed away March 26, 2003 in Tampa. Mrs. Ciccarello was preceded in death by her husband Mike Ciccarello. Survivors include her sons, Peter M. Ciccarello and Vincent A. Ciccarello, Sr. and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Marilynn A. Ciccarello, Vincent A. Ciccarello, Jr. and Bianca Y. Ciccarello; nieces: Sara Zambito, Jennie Saladino and Carmen Zambito; nephews, Tony and Jimmy Saladino and Vincent Guggino and many great nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers include: Vincent A. Ciccarello, Sr., Peter M. Ciccarello, Vincent A. Ciccarello, Jr., Tony Saladino, Vincent Guggino, Guy Saladino, Joseph Zambito and Steven Saladino; honorary pallbearers include: Jimmy and Frank Saladino, Joe Zambito and Phillip Guggino. Catholic funeral services w ill be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2003 at the Boza & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL. with Msgr. Laurence Higgins officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

DAVIS, H. Celeste, 31, of Tampa, died March 7, 2003. She is survived by father and mother, Richard and Norma Bostock, and brother, Bret. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service

ECCLES, Bonnie Mae, 65, of Temple Terrace, passed away March 27, 2003. Survivors include her son, Scott Eccles (Vickie); two daughters, Tracey Locicero and Kelly Leath (Maurice); five grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a sister, Patricia Miller. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 31, 2003 from 6-8 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue.

FAUSAK, Helen Mary, 87, died on Mar. 26, 2003. She is survived by her husband Albert, daughters Lynne and Donna and loving family.
Zipperer's Agape Funeral Home

FLETCHER, Robert Daniel `Bobby`, born on May 11, 1947 in Plant City Fla., to Herbert and Nellie Fletcher, died at his residence on March 25, 2003. Owner of Fletcher's Enterprise, and a retired commercial fisherman. `OUR DADDY` Survived by his children Tina her husband Terry Sadler and family of Pelham, Ga., Sandy, her husband Jesse and family of Pelham, Ga., Robert D. Fletcher, II `Robby`, his wife Melissa and family of Ruskin, Sissy, her husband Jason Bush and family of Pelham, Ga. Our mother Joyce Flanagan Fletcher, other family members, Penny Fletcher, brothers, sister, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Lewers Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday March 30, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lewis Brady officiating.

GAREY, Rickey G. Sr., 49, a resident of Plant City, passed away March 25, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Bonnie Garey; one son, Rickey Garey, Jr.; one grand- daughter, Haley Nicole Garey; one daughter, Laine Worthen; his mother, Lavada Hall; eight brothers, Michael Garey, Richard Garey, Johnny Garey, Charles Louis Garey, Glendale Turner, Thomas Adams, David Wesley Newell and Robert Newell; five sisters, Judy Weathersby, Lisa Witherspoon, Lois Garey, Ella Higgenbotham and Gail Garey. Funeral services will he held Monday, March 31, 2003 at 2 p.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ashley Chancey officiating. Interment will follow in Hopewell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday afternoon 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
(813) 737-3128
Family owned & operated

HUTTO, Violet M., 71, of Plant City passed away March 26, 2003. She was a retired Inspector for Thatcher Glass and of the Protestant faith. She is survived by her husband, Wiley; sons, David of W.Va. and Wiley III of Plant City; daughter, Cynthia Marie Ruilova of Plant City; brothers, George, William, Russell and Allen Everson; sister, Rosalene Allen; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Graveside services will be conducted Saturday (TODAY) at 11 a.m. in West Thonotosassa Cemetery with Rev. John Hayhurst officiating.
Hamilton Funeral Home
10619 Cone Grove Road
Riverview, Florida
(813) 677-9109

JAMES, Louis Lee, CMSGT USAF Ret. 73, passed away Mar. 20, 2003. Survived by wife, two sons, daughter and grandchildren. Services at 2:30 p.m. Apr. 11, at Florida National Cemetery.
Veterans Cremation

KING, Guy, 90, died March 27, 2003 in Tampa, Fla. He was a Baptist and a service station owner. He is survived by many loving friends and relatives.
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home

MICHAU, Marjorie Helen, 54 of Palm Harbor died Friday, March 21, 2003 in Winter Park, Florida. Born in New York City, she moved to Palm Harbor in 1999 from Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a school teacher. She is survived by two sons, Christian and Damon Michau of Winter Park; and a brother, Paul Hannifan of Fairlawn, New Jersey. Memorial Services will be at a later date.
Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, Fla.

POWELL, Sharon D. Harp, 59, passed away on March 25, 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Meeks and Melinda Tucker; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sisters, Trallis Aguiar and Sarah Akery; brothers, William, Douglas, and John Harp. She will be missed greatly by family and friends. Graveside services will be held at noon on Monday, March 31, 2003, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.

RIOS, Restituto `Tuto`, 91, US Army Veteran, passed away on March 26, 2003. Survived by a wife. Services 1:30 p.m. Mar. 31, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

SANCHEZ, Josephine `Nita`, 76, entered into rest on March 27, 2003, in Tampa. She was a native of Havana, Cuba and a resident of Tampa for the past thirty-six years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grand-mother. She is survived by her son, Robert O. Sanchez and his wife Mandy; a daughter, Rebecca `Becky` Fernandez and her husband Ralph E. Fernandez; grandchildren, Robert Christian Sanchez, Melanie Ann Fernandez, and Laurie Ann Fernandez; brothers, Armando and Raul Periera of Miami. A Memorial Mass in celebration of her life will be shared on Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.

SEXTRO, Jesse, 17, of Brandon, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2003. He is survived by his parents, Frank Joseph and Bonnie Sextro of Brandon, Fla.; three brothers, Michael J. Sextro of Callaway, Fla., Jason I. Sextro of Tampa, Fla. and Jeremy J. Sextro of Riverview, Fla.; grandmother, Alice Bollinger of Aspers, Pa.; great grandmother, Myrtle Ditzler of Hanover, Pa. He was a native of Tampa, Fla. and attended Sunshine Cathedral of Plant City, Fla. One of his hobbies was working on computers and Electronics. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be conducted at Stowers Brandon Chapel 6 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2003. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

WILKES, Maude Lee G., 79, of Plant City died March 27, 2003 in Abbeville, S.C. Surviving are daughters, Linda Rhoden and Pat Ferguson; son; David English; one sister, nine grandchildren. Harris Funeral Home

WINTERS, Mrs. Minnie Lou, age 84, of 2222 Big Texas Valley Road, Rome, Ga., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Winters was born October 30, 1918, in Ben Hill County, Ga. She had been a resident of Floyd County since October 2002, having moved here from Atlanta, She spent most of her adult life in Tampa, Florida. She was retired from the City of Tampa Recreation Department as Recreation Director. She was a member of Seminole United Methodist Church at Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus Winters, February 23, 1999. Survivors include her son, Walter Winters of Laredo, Texas; her daughter, Rev. Patricia York of Rome; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Memorial Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Seminole United Methodist Church at Tampa, Florida with Rev. Ron DeGenaro officiating. The family receive friends following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Seminole United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida. Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the services for Mrs. Minnie Lou Winters.

ADAMS, Joseph Morris III, 58, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away Friday, December 3, 2004, at his home. He was born April 15, 1946, in Houston, Texas and had been a lifelong resident of Avon Park. He was CEO of Morris Adams Oil Company, Executive Director of Ridge Area ARC Foundation and an Associate at Dan Evers Insurance. He was a member of Florida Petroleum Marketers Association; Director, Highlands County EDC, Director, Barnett Bank; Leadership Florida Class XVII and Founder, Leadership Highlands. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park. He is survived by: his wife, Joyce A. Adams, Avon Park; mother, Mary E. Adams, Sebring; sons, Morris Adams IV, Tampa, Florida and Richard Armstrong Adams, Orlando, Florida; sister, Lark Emerson Adams, Columbus, South Carolina; and grandchildren, Grace and Alexander. Memorial services will be held Monday, December 6, 2004, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring, Father James Kurtz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to ARC Foundation. Funeral arrangements by: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME, SEBRING

ALBRITTON, Merle Lee, 83, of Wauchula, died Sunday, December 5, 2004 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Bowling Green, FL, he was a life long resident of Hardee County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wauchula for over 60 years and was a lifetime deacon. He held the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps., and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters. He was president of the 98th Bomb Group and member of the Wauchula American Legion. He was statewide harvesting supervisor for Coca-Cola Foods, Minute Maid division. He was a board member of the Hardee County Aviation Authority, the Hardee County Education Foundation Hall of Fame, and a member emeritus of the Wauchula Masonic Lodge. He was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife, Alberta Albritton; a daughter, Merilyn Strickland of Fort Meade; a brother, Robert Hyman Albritton of Jacksonville, FL; four grandchildren, Martha Durranc e, John Davis, Miles Strickland, and Kyle Strickland. Funeral services for Mr. Merle Lee Albritton will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wauchula. military honors and Burial will follow at Bowling Green Cemetery. Services under the direction of ROBERTS FAMILY Funeral Home, Wauchula, FL. 773-9773

CARTER, Raleigh Martin, 70, of Thomaston, Ga., passed away Sunday, December 5, 2004, at home. Mr. Carter was born August 18, 1934, in Deland, Fla., to the late Wardie and Mildred Logue Carter. He was a retired railroad foreman for CSX Systems with over 42 years of experience. Mr. Carter was also an avid fisherman. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Carol Carter of Thomaston, Ga.; daughter, Mrs. Amy Johnson of Tampa; son, Mr. Mark Carter of Canton, Ga.; brothers, Mr. Lawrence Carter of Homosassa and Mr. Eugene Carter of Land O' Lakes; sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Bland of Lakeland, Mrs. Thelma Vandervort of Deland, Mrs. Dorothy Anderson of Lakeland and Mrs. Betty Epps of Plant City; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held 4 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2004, at Crystal Hill Cemetery in Thomaston with Rev. Andy Wolverton officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Thomaston Hospice, 310-D North Church Street, Thomaston, GA 30286. Coggins Funeral Home

CEANGA, Peter Harold, 80, of New Port Richey, died December 5, 2004, at home. He was born in Detroit, Mich., and has been a winter resident of New Port Richey for three years coming from Housatonic, Mass. He was a weapons engineer for General Electric in Pittsfield, Mass., a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was of the Greek Orthodox faith. He designed the guidance systems for the Poloris and Trident missiles and assisted in the design of the first night vision binoculars. He is survived by his sons, Shawn and Kevin Ceanga of Lee, Mass.; daughters, Cassandra Ascher of Springfield, Mass., Paulette Gennari of Housatonic, Mass., and Kimberly Poulin of New Port Richey; four grandchildren, Shannon, Kristin, Kyle and Keelin; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons, Peter Jr. and Michael; and a grandson, Jared Ascher. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home New Port Richey, Fla.

CHOP, Raymond E., 67, of Apollo Beach, Fla., stepped into heaven December 5, 2004, after a noble fight with cutaneous t-cell lymphoma. He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. In 1959 he received Navy wings of gold. After a one year tour in Vietnam he began his commercial flying career with TWA in 1970 and retired as captain from USAirways in October 1997. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Micalene Chop; his three children, Brenna Anne Pakes, Raymond Christopher Chop and Nicholas Franjo Chop; as well as grandchildren, Cara Leigh Pakes, Catherine Kennedy Pakes, Luke William Chop and Chloe Grace Chop. We would like to give our sincere thanks to Dr. Madeline Duvic of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. L. Sokol of Moffitt Cancer Center and especially to the nursing staff at Moffitt Cancer Center, Carla, Mary Carrol, Mary, Lucy, Linda Rice, Tiana, Robin, Amy, Mark, Justin, Chris, Merlin, and our special angel in Critical Care, Terry. Service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dece mber 8, 2004, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to CTCL Cancer Patient Research Fund, MD Anderson Cancer Center, c/o Dr. M. Duvic, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Christ, Collene
CHRIST, Collene Schultz, of Tampa, was called home to heaven by our Lord December 4, 2004. She was born to Joe B. and Evelyn Wilson Schultz in Ada, Ohio, November 16, 1931. The family moved to Deland, Fla., where she graduated from Deland High School, Class of 1950. She received her nursing certificate from Gordon Keller School of Nursing in 1953. Mrs. Christ was active in the Arthritis Foundation. She was a dedicated nurse practicing at Tampa General Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and the health department. She is survived by her husband, Roy "Dick" Christ; son, Rick Christ and wife, Donna; daughters, Lori O'Neal and Cynthia Lancaster; sister, Eunice Kuyper; and grandchildren, Christopher Christ, Jamie Fargen, Jason, Nicholas and Cory Lancaster, and Angela O'Neal. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at the funeral home. MACDONALD FUNERAL HOME 10520 N. Florida Ave. (813) 933-4950 Send Online Condolences to

Crosby, Leon L.
CROSBY, Leon L. "Bing," 87, of Sun City Center, passed away December 6, 2004. Born in Staunton, Augusta County, Va., he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen McFall, and a brother, G.W. Crosby. Survived by his wife, Rita Baker; two stepchildren, Jane Baker of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Robert G. Baker Jr. and wife, Mary Ellen; two grand- daughters of Grapevine, Texas; and two brothers, Carl Malcolm of Staunton, Va., and Raymond Hunter and wife, Gladys, of Churchville, Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews. After 31 years with the federal government with the Navy Department of Engineering and six years with Eureka Drug Company of Laurens, S.C., he retired to Sun City Center in 1978. He helped establish the Sun City Center Security Patrol in 1979 and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. He was founding member of the Caloosa Country Club and a member of the Roamin' Oldies Classic Car Club with his beloved 1959 red Cadillac convertible. Memorial service will be 3 p. m. Friday, December 10, 2004, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 101 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573.

Dearhart Jr., Aubrey
DEARHART, Aubrey Jr., 84, of Plant City, passed away December 5, 2004. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Dearhart. He is survived by three sons, Allen Dearhart, Anthony Dearhart and Felton Young; four daughters, Fronda Balestreri, Janice Blanchard, Donna Cole and Brenda Hutchinson; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mr. Dearhart served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2004, at 10 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. L.B. Keene officiating. Interment will follow in Hopewell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.

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