SEILER, Mary R. 72 ,of Sun City Center died Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at her residence. She is survived by her son, Brad Gage of Bryant, Ind.; two daughters, Judi Shelton of Hamilton, Ohio and Kathie Bollock of Carbondale, Colo.; her parents, Wilferd and Helen Barnett Habegger; a sister, Mrs. (LaMar) Joan Winteregg of Locust Grove, Va.; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was born in Berne, Ind. and moved to Sun City Center from Indianapolis, Ind. in 1990. She was a District Supervisor for Motherhood Maternity and Frederick's of Hollywood and collection representative for Comcast. She was a member of the Sun City Center Christian Center and the Sun City Center Art Club. Funeral Service 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001, Family Funeral Care 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, S un City Center, Fla., with Pastor Arlen Beck officiating. Family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Family requests donations be made to Sun City Center Christian Center Building Fund, 17566 Hwy 301, Wimauma, FL 33598 or LifePath Hospice, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 104, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Family Funeral Care, Sun City Center, Fla. 813-634-9900.
STRAHAN, Thomas Miles, 45 passed away on January 30, 2001. He was born February 12, 1955 in Tampa, Fla. and was pre-deceased by his mother, Edwena M. Haber. He is survived by his loving family; his wife, Carmen; his two beloved children, Taryn and T.J. He is survived by his father, James M. Strahan, Jr., and his wife Linda; a brother James M. Strahan, III, and a sister, Patricia M. Thornton. To m grew up in Tampa and attended Sanford Naval Academy and Plant High School. He attended FSU and graduated from USF. Tom was a champion swimmer and held many state and national AAU swimming records. He was a very avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. Tom was a member of Bayshore Baptist Church and Palma Ceia Golf and C.C. and was active in the commercial real estate business. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 2, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel, 3328 S. Dale Mabry with Dr. Charles Randall Ashcraft officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, in memory of his love for children. A visitation reception for family and friends will be held at Palma Ceia Golf and C.C. immediately following the service. Mark III Funeral Home 831-9444
WHITE, Joe C., 83, lifelong resident of Plant City, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2001. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Eva Kirkland White of Plant City, Florida; a son, Charles Stuart White and his wife, Lianne Keiser White of Brandon, Florida; and four grandchildren, Andrew Addison White of Atlanta, Georgia; Erin Elizabeth White of Gainesville, Florida;
Amanda Lianne White and
Meredith Ann White of Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. White was retired from Tampa Electric Company after 38 years of loyal service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plant City, Florida and the Olin S. Wright Masonic Lodge No. 79, F & AM. Mr. White honorably served his country in the Pacific Theater during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees and he also was a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Whi te was an avid baseball player known for his speed and played semi-pro baseball with the Plant City Berries. He was among the organizers of Little League Baseball in Plant City in the early 1950's. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, February 2, 2000 at the Wells Memorial Funeral Home with Rev H. Richard Bills, to officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home f rom 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. The family requests that those who wish, may in lieu of flowers, to make a donations to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida 32064 or the Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, Florida 33802, in the memory of Joe C. White. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Plant City, Florida.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
WILSON, Dennis Ray, 37 of Ocala, died January 30, 2001. He is survived by parents, Carol J. and Del Meadows; two sisters; father, James G. Wilson of Corpus Christi, Texas; five nieces and three nephews. All Faiths Cremation Society
ACKLEY, Thelma Louise, 77, of Winter Haven, died January 28, 2001. Survived by one son, three daughters, 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great great grandchild. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
ADDISON, Donald Ray, 70, of Winter Haven, Fla., died January 26, 2001. Survived by wife, Betty J. Addison; one son, Donald Ravern Addison; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
AIKEN, Dorothy C., 75, of Tampa died January 25, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Jean A. Davis, Tampa, Fla.; brother, William Martin Chriscoe, Jr. and sister, Patricia Bullard, both of West End, N.C. FLORIDA MORTUARY FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES (813) 237-2900.
BEAMISH, Leona D. (Lange), of Winter Haven, died January 29, 2001. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Vyrl E. Beamish. No known survivors. She lived in Hot Springs, Ark. for 24 years. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
BELLINGER, Alice I., 94, of Charlevoix, Mich., died January 28, 2001. She is survived by one son, Donald Bellinger of Elk Rapids, Mich. She was a veteran of Viet Nam. Ambassador Mortuary Services
BOWEN, Jane Marie Drury, 68, of Ridge Manor, Fla., died January 28, 2001. She is survived by spouse, Wayne C. Culter; two daughters; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Kalas Funeral Home, Edgewater, Md.
BOYER, Rea D., 82, of Tampa passed away Thursday, January 25, 2001. He is survived by five children; a brother; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
BROWNING, Thomas M. `Buddy`, 72 passed away in his Tampa home, January 27, 2001. Born in West Pelzer, South Carolina, September 29, 1928, Thomas was the son of Margaret Fennell and Westley Clifton Browning, Sr. Thomas retired as Chief M/Sgt. of the USAF after serving over 21 years active duty. Thomas also retired from the Civil Service. He was former pastor of Westgate Christian Church for 15 y ears. Active in the Masons, Thomas was the Past Master of the Port Tampa Lodge #153, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Twentieth West Masonic District, Past Worthy Patron of Port Tampa Chapter #178 O.E.S., and Tampa York Rite Bodies. Thomas is survived by his wife of 49 years, Consuelo `Faye` Villareal, of Tampa, Florida, Rita Beth Copeland, of King George, Virginia, a sister Margaret Brown ing Pierce, of Sommerset, Kentucky, two brothers, Wesley C. Browning, Jr., of Bossier, Louisiana and M. Donald Browning, of Los Angeles, California, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001 in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. Tampa Bay Chapter, 9365 US Hwy 19 N., Suite B, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL
MacDill Avenue Chapel
BRYANT, Brenda Maria, 45, died Saturday, January 27, 2001. She is survived by one aunt, Maria Lipscomb; one son, Christopher Bryant; one daughter, Alicia Skinner; and one cousin, David Lipscomb.
COTNER, Elva, 85, of Plant City died January 28, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Albert; son, Ronald, and daughter, Donna Lou Everett, both of Indiana. Services will be held in Indiana. HAUGHT FUNERAL HOME
CULBREATH, William Edward (Bill), Jr. died January 2, 2001 in Jacksonville, Fla. at age of 90. He is survived by one niece; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces. A Memorial Service will be held in the Grand Salon at the University of Tampa on February 3, 2001, at 2:00 p.m.
DAMPIER, Okie Lee, 88, of Haines City, died Sunday, January 29, 2001 at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, Florida. Survivors include her son, Billy Dampler of Haines City.
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
de DIEGO, Robert, 79, of Tampa, died January 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Lydia de Diego of Tampa; daughter, Lucia Brunney of St. Charles, Mo.; sons, Robert de Diego, Jr. and wife Shiela, Glenn John de Diego and wife Barbara all of Tampa; sisters, Gloria Thompson, Dora Vila both of Tampa; eight grandchildren, Dany Lynn Barton, Derek Brunney, Destry Cooperstein, Lorie Costa, Shelley Mar ie de Diego, Robert de Diego III, Glenn John de Diego II, Sean Andrew de Diego and ten great grandchildren. Mr. de Diego was a lifelong Tampa resident, owner of Robert's T.V. Service, U.S. Army Air Force and Infantry serving during World War II and a member of American Legion #248. Private Services were held at Garden of Memories. Donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL
Garden of Memories Chapel
de LAMA, Juliet Bonet, 86, of Tampa, passed away January 28, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Eustasio de Lama; Mrs. de Lama is survived by her sons, Richard L. de Lama and Ronald A. de Lama and daughter-in-law, Kay Beckner-de Lama; grandchildren, Dr. Yvette Mattley and husband, Richard Mattley, Ronald A. de Lama, Jr. and wife Wendy de Lama, Isis A. de Lama, Reisha B. de Lama and Dickie de Lama II; great-grandchild, Raquel A. de Lama; numerous nieces and nephews. Julie was a prominent Realtor and a member of the Tampa Board of Realtors for over 30 years. She was a member of the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She was also a member of the Democratic Women's Council where she served as secretary and president. She was a member of St. Joseph 's Catholic Church and a supporter of the Jesuit High School Mother's Alumni Club. Julie was a remarkable person who showed us all the real joy of how to stay young at heart. She will be dearly missed. The family will receive friends Friday, February 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a funeral mass at 5:30 p.m. at C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL HOME, (813) 988-7371.
FERNANDEZ, Angela, 92, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died January 27, 2001. Survived by one son, Dr. Joseph Fernandez, Palm Harbor, Fla.; one daughter, Angela Jones, Venice, Fla.; and many grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home
GUNTER, Mary Estelle, 86, of Winter Haven, died January 25, 2001. She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one brother, one sister, several aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends. Trinity F.H.
HAFKO, Harry, 76, of Tampa, died January 24, 2001. Survived by daughter, Cynthia Goodwin; two grandsons, Timothy and Steven Goodwin, all fo Anchorage, Alaska. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Holloway F.H.
HAMER, William Ernest, 73, of Sun City Center died January 29, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Deloris; sons, James and William; daughters, Debra and Cynthia; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Zipperer's Mortuary
HARTLEY, Joseph Morris Jr., 52, of St. Petersburg, died January 26, 2001. He is survived by two sons, one daughter, two brothers, one sister, mother, three grandchildren, and close friends. American Heritage Cremation Society
HASSEL, Walter A., age 72, of Lutz, Fla., passed away January 20, 2001 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. after a lengthy illness. Walter is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Billy Walters of Tampa, Fla.; and Diane and Jerry Baker, of Hebron, Ky.; three sons, Robert and wife, Jan Hassel of Dallas, Texas; David and wife, Deb Hassel of Versailles, Ohio; an d Donald Hassel of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Dora Mae and husband, Charles Michaud of Oakland, Maine; nine grandchildren, Chris, Lori, Travis, Taylor, Whitney, Heather, Michael, Shawn, and Michelle. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Steve; one granddaughter, Roxanne and two brothers, Jim and Robert. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 25 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, Ohio. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery
in Dayton, Ohio. If so desired, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Walter's memory.
Morton & Whetstone F.H.
HERMAN, Robert Charles, 50 of Brandon, Fla. passed away Saturday, January 27, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Donna; son, Daniel; two daughters, Deanna and Melissa; mother, Theresa Herman; one sister, Mary Clark and one granddaughter, Alina. He was a native of Tampa and had been with Alliant Food Services for 25 years. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1001 N. Florida Ave. Downtown Tampa. In lieu of flowers. contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tampa Unit.
GLASS FUNERAL HOME 932-5308
HOLCOMBE, Sally, 75, died January 29, 2001 in Plant City. She is survived by her husband: James, six sons: Preston and Jimmy, both of Valrico, Robert of Lithia, James of Lakeland, Larry of Apollo Beach and Ronnie of Mulberry; four daughters: Evelyn of New Jersey, Annie of Virginia, Jo Ann of Brandon and Martha of Riverview; two sisters: Abbie of Madison, Fla. and Laverne of Port St. Lucy, Fla. , twenty-five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Born in Madison, Fla., she was a lifetime Florida resident, a Baptist and a homemaker. Visitation will be January 31, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with services February 1, 2001 at 2:00 p.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
HOLMBERG, Frederick W. age 83 of Tampa, passed away January 29, 2001. Survivors include wife, Gladys Holmberg, Tampa; three sons, Lon Holmberg, Tampa, Raul M. Arrocha, Korea, and Tom Holmberg, Tenn.; daughter, Erica M. Holmberg; and four grandchildren.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
HOOD, Rachel S., 88 of Polk City, died January 29, 2001. Survived by three sons, Duane, Kenneth, Richard; two daughters, Beverly and Florence; brother, Wes. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker and minister's wife. Gentry Morrison
HUBBARD, Virginia, of Zephyrhills, passed away January 30, 2001 in Plant City. Survived by son, Larry Miller and daughter, Gege Pattie, three grandchildren, Brian, Brandi and Britney, two great granddaughters, Aleesia Brichelle and Aubree Nicole, one brother Bennie Taylor and sister Connie Chewning. Graveside Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 2 at Oakside Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Whitfield Funeral Home
KAHRS, Rae G., 87, of Largo, died Friday, January 26, 2001 in Clearwater. She is survived by six nieces and nephews including Bruce Wiesemann of Largo.
HUBBELL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
KINCER, Jeanette, 71, a resident of Plant City, passed away January 26, 2001. She is survived by three sons, five daughters, three brothers, three sisters; 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Hopewell Funeral Home
Family owned & operated
LAIRD, Richard H. Jr., age 76 of Sun City Center died Monday, January 29, 2001, in South Bay Hospital. Dick, who served in the Army during World War II, is survived by his wife, Marjorie S.; daughter, Ann, of Tampa; son, Richard H. Laird, III, of Ashland, Virginia; three grandchildren, Rich, Chris, and Jessica; a brother, Robert Harrelson Laird of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Marco Island. He was a chemical engineer with the DuPont Co. before he moved to Florida from Wilmington, Delaware, in 1987. He was an active member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. The memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2001.
Zipperer's Mortuary & Crematory
Ruskin - 645-6130
LOADHOLTES, William Joseph, 79, of Fort Meade, Fla., died Sunday, January 28, 2001. He is survived by a loving family. Services at First United Methodist on January 31, at 11:00. McLean Funeral Home, Fort Meade
LUBE, Shirley C., 72, of Belleair Bluffs, died January 30, 2001. She is survived by a son, Fred W. Lube, III; a brother, William Charles Green; and two grandsons, Billy and Michael, all of Largo. HUBBELL FUNERAL HOME
MARNELL, Robert James, 49, died Sunday, January 28, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Shirley; two brothers, James and Joseph; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society
MARTIN, Danny, 46, of Tampa died January 16, 2001. He is survived by his sisters, Janice Martin, Nina Martin and Linda Norman; nephew, Anthony Norman. FLORIDA MORTUARY FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES (813) 237-2900.
MASON, Don A., 73, of Odessa, Florida, died January 30, 2001. Survived by Mary; two daughters, Lisa and Sandy; two sisters, Martha and Joanne; three grandchildren, two great grandsons. Holloway Funeral Home
MERRIN, Whitman Jr. `Whit`, 81, of Plant City died January 26, 2001. Survived by family. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. a February 2, 2001, in the First Presbyterian Church. HAUGHT FUNERAL HOME
MEYER, Andrew L., 83, of Temple Terrace, Fla. passed away January 25, 2001, at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. He is survived by his wife, Toni; son, Thomas A.; grandchildren, Thomas A., Jr., Robert A., Richard W. and Heather Pidel; and three great grandchildren. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell, Fla.
C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL
MILLETT, Walter J., 79, died Sunday, January 28, 2001 at his home. Survived by his wife, Naomi and a step-daughter, Deeanna Dolinar. Services Thursday 12:00 Noon in the funeral home chapel. Visitation one hour prior. Entombment at Garden of Memories.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL
MacDill Avenue Chapel
MONTAGANO, Anthony J. `Tony`, age 9, passed away January 2, 2001 resulting from complications of an auto accident. He is the son of Jim and Luli Montagano, brother of Alessandra, grandson of Henry and Eloisa Valenzuela and Anthony and Mary Montagano, Elkhart, Ind., great grandson of Antonia Valenzuela, nephew of Henry and Rosanna Valenzuela, Jose A. Valenzuela, Carmen Montagano and Joseph and B arb Montagano, cousin of Henry Louis, Madeline, Michael, Michelle, Jaclyn and Joey. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered for the repose of his soul, Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins, P.A., Pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, Suite 210, 1669 Hamilton Road, Okemos, MI 48864-1809 in memory of Tony.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME