ESPY, Melvin Gerald, 87, of Holiday, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2004, at his caregivers' residence. He was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., and moved here from Bedford, Ind., in 1970. Melvin retired as a mail carrier for the US Postal System, working in Bedford, Ind., and Clearwater, Fla., after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a member of Suncoast Baptist Church in New Port Richey, the National Letter Carriers Association and had been a referee and umpire for high school sports in Indiana. Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Jean Brinegar of Newburgh, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kathi Pirsch of Terre Haute, Ind., Diana Brinegar of Newburgh, Ind., Christina Mitchelson and Kevin Espy, both of Odessa, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Ed and Ninette McClelland of Holiday. A memorial service will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at the Suncoast Baptist Church of New Port Richey.
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FELDMANN, Lenora "Lee," 83, of Sun City Center, went home to be with the Lord December 4, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Stanley; daughter, Denise Gosselink; and six grand- childen. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry. ZIPPERER'S FUNERAL HOME
Ferrall, William F.
FERRALL, William F., 81, of New Port Richey, died December 4, 2004, at home. He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, and lived in New Port Richey for 10 years coming from Wellsville, Ohio. He was owner and operator of Ferralls Supply Co. in Wellsville, Ohio, and was a veteran of U.S. Naval Air in World War II. He was a Protestant, a life member of D.A.V. in Wellsville, Ohio, and a life member of V.F.W. in Wellsville. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Geraldine R.; sons, William F. Ferrall III of Simi Valley, Calif., and Steven W. Ferrall of New Port Richey; four grandchildren, Rachel, Steven, Marci and Hillary; and five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Chelsea, Gwen, Jenna and Andrew. Private interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements entrusted to Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey.
FITZGERALD, Thomas Kenneth, died Saturday, December 4, 2004, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He is survived by his wife, Debi; two sons, Shane and his wife, Natalie, and Jesse; a grandson, Caelan; his mother, Betty; two brothers, James and his wife, Debra, and Sam and his wife, Bette; two sisters, Bonnie Horrocks and her husband, Brian, and Debbie Risso and her husband, Neal; three nephews, Ryan and Kenny Horrocks, and J. J. Lawrence; and two nieces, Ashley Horrocks and Dawn Lawrence. Mr. Fitzgerald started his coaching career at Jesuit High School in Tampa, coached at the University of Tampa for 10 years before moving to the professional level with the Columbus Crew. He then went on to coach at UCLA and returned to the University of Tampa last year. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Tuesday (today), December 7, 2004, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., with memorial services starting at 3 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. a t the soccer stadium at the University of Tampa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Tom Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund at the University of Tampa.
Flowers, Francis F.
FLOWERS, Francis F., 82, of Sun City Center, passed away December 4, 2004. Mr. Flowers was a World War II veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Van J. and Herman; brother-in-law, Robert (Helen); and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandsons, Wayne and Shawn Flowers. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2004, at Zipperer's Agape Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. ZIPPERER'S FUNERAL HOME
FRISBIE, Loyal, 89, of Bartow, Fla., died Sunday, December 5, 2004, at Bartow Memorial Hospital in Bartow, Fla. Mr. Frisbie was editor and publisher for the Polk County Democrat and Fort Meade Leader Newspapers of Polk County. He was a past lay leader and longtime Sunday school teacher of the Bartow First United Methodist Church, a 1937 graduate of Florida Southern College, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Bartow Rotary Club, past president Florida Press Association, honorary Doctor of Letters degree from FSC in 1985, and member of 75th Infantry Division Veterans Association. He was an Army combat veteran during World War II. He is preceded in death by his wife, Louise Kelley Frisbie. He is survived by his son, S. L. Frisbie and his wife, Mary, of Bartow, Fla.; granddaughters, Peggy Frisbie of Bartow, and Carolyn Holton and her husband, Jim, of Lakeland; grandson, Loyal Frisbie V and his wife, Julie Knudsen, of Gainesville; great-grandson, William Loyal "Liam" Holton of Lakeland; and brother, Richard R. Frisbie of Bartow, Fla. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, 455 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Whidden McLean Funeral Home, 650 E. Main St., Bartow.
Grimshaw, Charlotte A.
GRIMSHAW, Charlotte A., 94, of New Port Richey, passed away on December 3, 2004, at the Community Hospital in New Port Richey. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved here from Brooklawn, N.J., in 1966. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in New Port Richey, and the Order of the Eastern Star in New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her children, Louis Harvey, Charlotte Tomaziefski and Jeanette Founds. She is survived by her stepson, James Fairbanks Harvey Jr. of Kansas; two daughters, Alice W. DiNardo and her husband Albert of New Port Richey and Virginia "Ginny" Decker and her husband Harry of Orangeburg, S.C.; and by many grand- children, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand- children. Visitation at 10 a.m. Monday December 6, 2004 with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., officiated by Pastor John Reinholt of the Independent Baptist Church at the North Meadowlawn Funeral Home in New Port Richey, (727) 849-9281. Interment to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Garde ns Cemetery in New Port Richey.
GUTHRIE, Goldie, 81, of Valrico, passed away December 4, 2004. She is survived by her loving family. Memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at Stowers Brandon Chapel. STOWERS-BRANDON
Hagman, Jeff M.
HAGMAN, Jeff M., 25, of Land O'Lakes, passed away Friday, December 3, 2004. Jeff was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Land O'Lakes and a manager at Sound Advice. An avid fan of NASCAR, Jeff also enjoyed golf and tailgating with friends at Bucs games. Jeff is survived by father, Bob, and wife, Joy Hagman; mother, Beth Hagman; sister, Karen Kellerson and husband, David; paternal grandmother, Shirley Hagman; maternal grandmother, Barbara Morgan; three uncles, Roy Hagman, Ron Hagman and David Morgan; one aunt, Carol Shaw, and husband, David; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jeff will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Land O'Lakes. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made in his memory to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America at CCFA Memorial Gifts, 386 Park Ave. S., 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016-8804, or to Hernando/Pasco Hospice, 12139 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME Land O'Lakes/Lutz Chapel (813) 996-6610
Hahn, Keith E.
HAHN, Keith E., 58, of Brooksville, passed away at home December 6, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Marice Hahn; children, Michelle Arsenault and husband, Tony, Ludowici, Ga., and Michele DeShong and husband, Chip, Brooksville, Fla.; a brother, Kenneth Hahn and wife, Joan, Brooksville; four grandchildren, Tony Arsenault Jr., Blair DeShong, Wyatt Arsenault and Emilee DeShong; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hahn was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. He was the owner of Hahn's Speed & Custom in Tampa for 14 years and an employee of Stroh's Brewery and Yuengling Brewery for the past 18 years. Keith was an avid hunter, racer, NASCAR enthusiast and fisherman. A celebration of Keith's life will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9497. Burial will be in Enterprise, Ala.
Hiles, Mary M.
HILES, Mary M., 91, of Tampa, died December 4, 2004. Preceded in death by her son, Charles Hiles Jr., and sisters Carmen Castellano, Aurora Scanio and Aida Del Cueto, she is survived by a niece, Rosie Ciccarello, and nephews, Thomas Scanio, Ray Del Cueto and V. Jim Castellano. Special thanks to Sylvia Rodriguez and her family for the care and love that they gave Aunt Mary. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
HOBBS, David Edward age 81 of Spring Hill died Friday, December 3, 2004 at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00am, Friday, December 10, 2004 at Northcliffe Baptist Church, Spring Hill with Rev. Jerry Waugh officiating. Interment will follow at the Florid National Cemetery, Bushnell. ARRANGEMENTS BY MERRITT FUNERAL HOME SPRING HILL CHAPEL (352) 686-6649 "Family Owned & Operated" http://www.merrittfuneral.com
HOLLOWAY, Betty Fairlene, 62, of Tampa, entered into rest December 6, 2004. A lifetime resident of Hillsborough County, she was a homemaker and of the Southern Baptist faith. She is survived by her loving husband, James; sons, James Thomas, Jesse Thomas, Richard Thomas, Randall G. Holloway, Richard Holloway and William Holloway; daughters, Johanne Dickerson and Marilyn Kay Silmser; five brothers; two sisters; and 17 grandchildren. Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2004, at Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at the funeral home. STOWERS-BRANDON
JOLLEY, Hugh, 70, of Tampa, passed away December 2, 2004. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and is survived by three sons and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society
KIRCHER, Louise Ann, 80, of Sebring, Florida, passed away December 4, 2004, in Sebring. She was born November 16, 1924, to William and Louise (Malonson) McCarthy, in Brooklyn, New York, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1983, coming from Dade County, Florida. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and ARC. She is survived by her husband, George Kircher, of Sebring; sons, George J. (Jay) Jr. and Barbara Kircher, Sebring; Robert C. and Nery Kircher, Miami, FL; Richard W. and Linda Kircher, Penyan, New York; Raymond D. and Mary Kircher, Lake Placid, FL; and Michael S. and Wendy Kircher, Bradenton, FL; daughters, Mary Louise and Paul Carbone, Naples, FL; Nancy and Ray Carr, Miami, FL and Barbara Ann Kircher, Sebring; brother, William J. McCarthy, Yonkers, New York and 12 grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Sebring, Father Jose Gonzalez officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Ri dge Area ARC, 120 East College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825. STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME, SEBRING
Lala, Vivian C.
LALA, Vivian C., 95, of Tampa, passed away December 5, 2004. A native of New Orleans, La., and resident of Tampa since 1944, Mrs. Lala was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Lala; and sister, Magdelen Evans, S.R., and is survived by her son, Dr. Anthony Joseph Lala, DDS, and wife Nathalie; sister, Oramae Lala; grandchildren, Anthony Joseph Lala Jr. and Jenifer Lala O'Quinn and husband, Timothy Pierre O'Quinn Sr.; great-grandson, Timothy Pierre O'Quinn Jr.; sisters, Elizabeth Montecino of Marrero, La.; sister-in-law, Jean P. Lala; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Garden of Memories. Everyone is to meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice Pearl Team in memory of Mrs. Lala.
Adams, Dillard J.
ADAMS, Dillard J., 90, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Covington, Ga., he moved to Florida in 1980 from Merrick, N.Y. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was also a member of the VFW Post, Port Richey, Fla., and the National Association of Letter Carriers. He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Adams of Denver, Colo., and Pamela Adams of Port Richey, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Arrangements made by Bell Funeral Home, 7532 State Road 52, Hudson, Fla., (727) 863-2404.
Allen, Robert F.
ALLEN, Robert F., age 77, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2004. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Sebring. Mr. Allen was born August 31, 1927 in Clifton Springs, New York to Ralph and Ethel (nee Worden) Allen. He was the Foundry Superintendent for Gould Pumps, Inc. for 30 years and also worked for the Owego Appalachian School District for 11 years. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post #0401 in Owego, New York, the Rioga Country Club in Nichols, New York and a Charter Member of Clifton Springs Country Club in Clifton Springs, New York. He was an avid Golfer, a resident of Avon Park, since 2001, coming from Owego, New York and of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by: his wife, Alma M. Allen of Avon Park; son, Dana Allen of Geneva, New York; step-son, Dan Allen of Massachusetts; daughter, Roberta Button of Sarasota, Florida, There sa Allen of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Diane Allen of Canadaigua, New York; step-daughter, Lori Osmun of Pennsylvania, Melanie Warden of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; brother, Richard Allen, Walter Allen both of Clifton Springs, New York; sisters, Jean Phillips, Hazel Behen, Cecile Severson all of Clifton Springs, New York, Bernice Anderson of Geneva, New York; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME SEBRING, FL 863-385-0125
BRADBURY, Mary Capitano "Lil' Mary," 70, passed away on October 5, 2004. She was a lifelong resident of Florida and lived in the Okee- chobee area for the past 17 years, coming from Tampa, where she was born and raised. Before retirement, she was a cigar maker for Hav-A-Tampa for 29 years, but most of all she was a wife, mom, granny and friend. Momma had the gift of making a room light up with her presence and could cook a mean pot of spaghetti ("sketty"). She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Pete and Theresa Capitano; brother, Frank Capitano; sister, Lenora Capitano; and brother-in-law, Reed Brewer. She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, James Bradbury; sons, Danny Miley and Bill (Karen) Miley; daughters, Violet (Heinz) Bachmann, Laura (Kurt) Middleton and Karen Miley (a daughter-in-law by paper, a daughter by heart); 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren (with another on the way); stepsons, Randy, Mike and James Jr. "Lil' James"; two stepgrandchildren; her brother, Sam (Sylvia) Capitano; sisters, Frances Brewer and Betty (Scott) Hardy; sister-in-law and wife of her late brother, Aenita Asbell; a dear cousin and special friend, Marie Corrales (Ruben). A special thanks goes out to Geraldine Jones for the caring and thoughtfulness shown during this time. Service at 11 a.m. Monday at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
Brower Jr., Paul C.
BROWER, Paul C. Jr., 72, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2004, in Sun City Center. He was born August 10, 1932, in Lakeland, Fla. After graduating from Lakeland High School, he moved to Hillsborough County, where he began work as a plasterer. He retired in 1993 from B&R Construction Co. Paul's love for life was his family. He had a passion for woodworking and was a die-hard NASCAR fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Myrna; mother, Vivian Brower; four sons, Raymond, Philip and Bryan Brower, and Charles Fuqua; two daughters, Sandra Price and Cheryl Simon; two brothers, Gerald (Gail) and Jack (Diane) Brower; two sisters, Benecia (Bob) Gunnin and Diane Russell; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2004, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home in Brandon. The family will receive friends from noon until service time. Entombment will follow the funeral service at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to the hospice green team, Trish, Kathy, Laurie, Linda and Dr. Chowlowski. Those who wish may donate to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center.
Bruce Jr., Clyde
BRUCE, Clyde Jr., 57, died October 6, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Mashell; a son; three daughters; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society
Butler Sr., Charles
BUTLER, Charles Michael Sr., 45, of Lakeland, Fla., died October 3, 2004. Survived by his wife; three children; his mother; nine siblings; and three grandchildren. Central Florida Casket Store
Carney, John "Mike"
CARNEY, John Michael "Mike", 55, formerly of Avon Park, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2004. Mike was born to Virginia and Raymond Carney in Miami, raised in Wicksburg, AL and a resident of Avon Park for many years. Mike returned to Wicksburg, AL in 2002. Mike graduated from Wicksburg High School and still today holds the distinction of scoring the highest SAT score for Wicksburg High School, an accomplishment doubted by many officials from such a "character" in his high school days. Working in various states and as far away as the US Virgin Islands, Mike had an early career working as a telephone engineer. Following his liking to the fire service, Mike later served as a firefighter, code enforcement officer, and fire marshall for the City of Avon Park. Mike lived with a zest for knowledge and a liking to debate anyone at anytime on any issue. Being raised by a crop duster and flight instructor, Mike had a love for aviation and gained much pleasure in piloting his Cessna. He also enjoyed serving as assistant coach for the APHS swim team. Mike is survived by his wife of nine years, Theresa Carney; daughter Becky Barley of Sebring; son, Mike Carney of Sebring; stepdaughters; Terry Lynn Wadley of Ocala, Christy Pelt of Ocala and Erin McElroy of Maysville, NC; three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 14 at 6 p.m. at the Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. DOWDEN FUNERAL HOME SEBRING (863) 385-1546
CLINTON, Morene, 69, of Dade City, died the morning of Friday, October 8, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dade City Cemetery. A native of Kinston, Ala., she moved to Dade City in 1951. She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband, Harvey; three sons, Michael Clinton of Dade City, Steve (Connie) Clinton of Richland, Fla., and Richard (Kelly) Clinton of Dade City; one daughter, Vickie Norris of Ozello, Fla.; four brothers, Thomas Best, Dick Best and Jack Best, all of Dade City, and George Best of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Idonna Berry of Montgomery, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Driggers, Thelma L.
DRIGGERS, Thelma L., 94,. of Plant City and Winter Haven, Fla., went to be with her Lord and to be reunited with her husband, J.C. Driggers, Thursday, October 7, 2004. She was also predeceased by her son, the Rev. Wayne Driggers, and a grandson, Phillip Crosby. Leaving to miss her very much are her three daughters, Sheryl Nudelman, Sybil Cuthbertson and Ruth Keen. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Monday, October 11, 2004, at Bethany Baptist Church in Plant City. Funeral service will be held immediately following, with the Revs. Hubert Barns and Don Meeks officiating. Interment will be in Bloomington Cemetery in Valrico, Fla. Wells Memorial Funeral Home Lacey Mc Clellan and Staff (813) 752-1111
GONZALEZ, Aida, 53, of Tampa, passed away on October 8, 2004. Survivors include husband, Daniel, and other loving family members. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900
GONZALEZ, Paulina Blanca, 96, of Tampa, passed away Thursday October 7, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neno Jordan, and two daughters, Aleida Delgado and Elsie Marrero. She is survived by three grandchildren, Marvin Marrero, and Jorge and Idalberto Delgado; numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Delia. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2004, at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
GUSTAFSON, Henry, age 83, of Lake Placid, passed away on September 29, 2004. He is survived by children Richard (Judi) Gustafson, Robert (Sheila) Gustafson, Kathy (Phil) Perinoff, Greg (Mary) Kraft and Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Henry was in the armed forces and served courageously in WWII. The family will receive friends on October 9, 2004 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at 3257 Lake Hill Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 and Bethesda Memorial Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Unit for their caring and support.
HANS, Michael "Mick," 58, of Clearwater, died Wednesday, October 6, 2004. Survived by wife of 34 years, Bettina; children, Brian and Lori; and sister, Sharon Howe. Dobies Funeral Home
HOSSACK, Michael Raymond, 31, died early the morning of Thursday, October 7, 2004. He was a lifetime resident of Tampa. He is survived by his parents, Douglas and Charlene Hossack; grandparents, Edwin and Eleanor Sutton; sister and brother-in-law, Tracey and Scott Avary; nieces, Ashley, Savannah and Nicole Avary; and aunts and uncles, Judith and Daniel Martinez, Malinda Douglas and Scott Sutton. He was an audiovisual technician with Marriott Hotel. Family and friends will gather 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. He will be greatly missed.