BARRETT, Jack of Clearwater died January 10, 2001. He is survived by wife, Ingrid of Clearwater; son, Howard, Montreal, Canada; daughters, Helen and Elizabeth, both of Clearwater; sisters, Fay of Boca Raton and Lily of Montreal, Canada; and brother. Leo of Montreal, Canada. Graveside services to be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday January 12, 2001 at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to: Starlite Children's Foundation 360 - St. Jacques Quest, Ste. 300 Montreal Canada H24 1P5.
SYLVAN ABBEY FUNERAL HOME
BROWN, Nathaniel, 51, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2001. Survivors are brother Jack Brown and wife Beaurie. JAckson Funeral Home
BRYANT, Paul B., a widower, who resided at Bayshore Presbyterian Apts., died suddenly while at home on Monday, January 8, 2001. He was 74 years old. He is survived by his five children, Paul J. Bryant of Alabaster, Ala., James F. Bryant of Tampa, Fla., John R. Bryant of Charleston, S.C., Mary A. DiGangi of Knoxville, Tenn., and Cathy A. Sheehy of Greenville, S.C. He had six grandchildren. A Wo rld War II Navy veteran, Mr. Bryant retired from American Electric Power Co. of Canton, Ohio in 1976 and from Electric Machinery of Tampa in 1988. He had been an active officer during his retirement with the Tampa Power Squadron. Memorial services will be held at the Bayshore Presbyterian Apts. on Thursday, January 11, at 3:00 p.m. A quiet southern gentleman who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
CAPRIOTTI, Samuel A., 77, of Ruskin passed away January 9, 2001, at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Formally from Philadelphia, Penn. he has been a resident of Florida for 21 years. He was a tank commander in World War II where he received many metals, served in all European battles and was wounded three times. He leaves his wife Janet of 30 years; two daughters, Paula and Anita and th eir husbands; three step children; Gail, Harvey and Paul; nine grandchildren; his sister, Mary Pasteur; a very good friend Howard Drapeau. He is a member of the Eagles, D.A.V., V.F.W. the Moose and the American Legion. No services scheduled. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery.
Zipperer's Agape Mortuary, Ruskin
COLLINS, Lisa D'Eramo, age 41, of Tampa, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at her sister's home in Orange, Conn. In addition to her beloved parents, Lisa is survived by her cherished sons, Brett D. Collins, Ian M. Collins and Luke C. Collins, all of Tampa; her devoted brothers and sisters, Michael A. D'Eramo of Huntington, Conn., Gary J. D'Eramo of Bridgeport, Conn. and Eric M. D'Eramo and his wife Suzanne of Sandy Hook, Conn. and Gail D. Melkus and her husband Carl of Orange, Conn.; her loving companion, Martin L. Shine of Tampa, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a dear cousin Lola Szobota and her husband John of New Jersey; also many additional cousins. Lisa was born in Bridgeport, Conn., beloved daughter of Orest and Elsie Suffoletti D'Eramo and was a Trumbull, Conn. resid ent before moving to Florida nineteen years ago. She was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene and was a hygienist for Doctor Muscaro, D.D.S. of Tampa, she was a member of the Florida Dental Hygienist Association. Lisa was a devoted active member and eucharistic minister for Christ the King Church in Tampa. In lieu of flowers contributions for her sons can be ma de to the Lisa Collins Benefit c/o Kirby's 1707 South Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629. Friends may attend a Memorial Mass, Saturday, January 13, 2001, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Tampa, at 12:30 p.m., with interment to follow. Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull, Ct.
COLT, James M. Jr., 74, of Stockton Springs, Maine, died January 9, 2001, at Bay Pines Hospital. Survived by wife Margaret D. Colt, Stockton Springs, Maine. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Holloway Funeral Home
COOK, Martha S., 68, of Lafitte, La. passed away in Tampa on Tuesday, January 9, 2001. She is survived by her loving family.
SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME, Riverview/Brandon.
DARLING, Emily, 96, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died January 3, 2001. She is survived by her nephew, Oliver Holston, of Tampa. FLORIDA MORTUARY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
FISHER, Joseph Watson, 85, of Street, Md., formerly of Winter Haven died January 8, 2001. Survived by daughter, Betty Ashcraft; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Trinity Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Winter Haven
GUARISCO, Ada Fleurette passed away January 5, 2001 at home with her family by her side. Born January 16, 1930 in Tampa, Fla., she was a 30 year resident of El Segundo, Calif. Mrs. Guarisco retired as an electrical engineer from the Northrop Corp. after almost 30 years of service. She is survived by her mother, Providence Velasco of Tampa; daughter, Laura (Larry) Janes; grandchildren, Robert a nd Amy Crichton, Jesica Janes; great-grandson, Jason and by her best friend and companion of 26 years, Gladys Dewole. Memorial services will be held Thursday 2:00 p.m. at the Douglass Family Mortuary, El Segundo, Calif. Celebration of her life to follow at the home of her daughter. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal shelter.
HENDLEY, Helen Mae `Maizie, 59, of Tampa passed away Monday, January 8, 2001 after an extended illness. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 25, 1941, Helen lived in Tampa from the time of her marriage in 1960. In addition to a multitude of loving friends, she is survived by her husband of 41 years, Carroll Hendley; son, Kenneth Hendley of Tampa; daughter, Coni Hebert of Ft. Lewis, Wash., daught er, Kaye `Dulie` Holland of Tampa; mother, Dulinda Ernesto; sister, Penny Cagle; brothers, Albert and Gary Moniz, all of Honolulu, Hawaii; and one grandson, Armand Hebert, Jr. Helen was a member of Westshore Christian Church since 1971, she will be long remembered for her beautiful voice, infectious humor and genuine encouragement. Whether playing the ukulele at a gathering or laughing and talki ng one on one at all hours of the day and night, Helen's light shone for all to see. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Westshore Christian Church, 4100 S. Manhattan Ave, Tampa. A visitation will be held Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church. A reception will follow in the church Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Lake Aurora Christian Camp, P.O. Box 566, Lake Wales, FL 33859-0566 in Helen Hendley's memory.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel
HITE, Adah Rosemary , 82, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2001. Survivors include her daughters, Carol W. Hoak and husband, Kenneth of Tampa, Janet E. Hite of Tampa; sister, Betty Hisao of Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl E. Hite in 1997 and her son, Richard E. Hite in 1975. Born in Rosedale West Virginia, Mrs. Hite moved to Tampa from Toronto Ohio in 1981.
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HOLM, Roy Harold, 86, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, passed away January 8, 2001 at Vencor Central Nursing Home. He is survived by his daughter, Glenda Sue Holm; his son, Royce Allan Holm and wife, Amy; his two granddaughters, Christina Holm and Deidra Schafer; his great granddaughter, Taylor Schafer; his brother, Frank Holm; his sister, Ruth Casner and several nieces and nephews. He attende d Lake Carroll Baptist Church and was affiliated with Mason Fellowship Lodge #265, Harmony Chapeter #148, Scottish Rite, and an avid camper. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dade City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9:00 p.m. with Masonic Memorial Serivces at 7:00 p.m.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL West Hillsborough Chapel
KELLY, Mary Catherine, a native of Wisconsin and a graduate of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind., died December 28, 2000. Her survivors are her husband, Jim of 50 years; son, James R. Kelly Jr., wife Jane Kelly and grandchildren, Colin and Erin Kelly of Houston, Texas; daughter Maureen Kelly-Ostrosky and husband Stephen J. Ostrosky of Maryland; and one sister and six brothers. She retired from Tampa Catholic H.S. after a fulfilling career as an educator. A memorial service will be held at Christ The King Church on Saturday, January 13, 2001.
KENT, Jesse David, 20, died January 7, 2001, in Tampa. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; mother and father, Bonita Kent and Greg Payne, of Tampa, one daughter, Zoe Kent, of Tampa; two sisters, Lalena, of Orlando, and Daniele, of Beaufort, S.C.; grandparents, Bonnie and Armin Schutte, of Seminole, Fla., Betty W. Payne, of Sebring, Fla., Jimmy and Susie Payne and several other loving family members and friends. A lifetime Florida resident, he was a printer and a Baptist. Visitation will be January 11, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and services will be January 12, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the G.T.E. Federal Credit Union where an account has been arranged for Mr. Kent's daughter, Zoe.
Hillsboro Memorial 689-8121
KERCHER, F. Elizabeth, 95, of Tampa, born September 18, 1905 in Dayton, Ohio, died January 9, 2001 at home. Elizabeth is survived by two sons, John W. Kercher, III (Diane) of Tampa, William H. Kercher (Linda) of Gresham, Oregon; four grandchildren, Lynn Kercher, of Tampa, Lee Kercher, of Tampa, J. Wesley Kercher, IV (Gina) of Tampa, William H. Kercher, Jr., of Franklin, Ohio; and four great-gra ndchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Kercher, Jr. in 1976, a sister, Frances Ingram and a brother, Henry Blakeslee. Elizabeth was a truly gentle and lovely lady, much loved by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, corner of Henderson Blvd. and San Miguel St. and Saturday January 13, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen, Indiana. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL. 33609 or The American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4298, Tampa 33677.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel
KINER, Gertrude A., age 79, of Tampa, passed away January 7, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, George A. Kiner, and her daughter, Kimberly A. Kiner; Mrs. Kiner is survived by her sons, Steve A. Kiner and wife, Carol, Carrollton, Ga. and Kelly K. Kiner; daughters, Kathleen K. Ritch and husband, William, Karla Newby and husband, Danny, Crossville, Tenn., and Patricia Martinez; grandchildre n, Therese R. Feeman, Tabetha Ritch, Steven Baxter, Stacey, Hailey and Christine Kiner, Ray Martinez, Jr., and Ricky Martinez; eight great grandchildren; brother, Buddy Willie, St. Paul, Minn.; and sisters, Louise Willie and Marion Comford, both of St. Paul, Minn. A Funeral Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at The Epiphany Of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2 510 E. Hanna Ave., with the Rev. Father Ignacius Tuoc, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, Inc., 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609 in memory of Mrs. Kiner. Those attending the Funeral Mass on Friday are requested to meet directly at church. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. with recitation of the Catholic Wake Rite to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
LaMONTE, Charles, 84, of Valrico passed away January 8, 2001. Born as Salvatore Fortunato LoMonta in Harlem, New York City on June 15, 1916, son of Vincenzo and Giuseppina Pleschia LoMonta of Villafratti, Sicily. He is survived by his two daughters, Suzy LaMonte Evans of Days Creek, Oregon, and Ellen Willow LaMonte of the island of Malta and Valrico; his grandchildren, Nancy Lee LaMonte of Bra ndon and Benjamin LaMonte of Tampa; his daughter- in-law, Carol Rayburn LaMonte of Valrico; numerous nieces and nephews; and his companion, Darleen Mueller of Plant City. His wife, Avis E. Jones LaMonte died in 1984; and his son, Charles V. LaMonte, died in 1995. Graduated Brooklyn Technical High School and studied Architectural Construction at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Worked in the family trade as a plasterer before becoming a home builder. In World War II he served in the Army in the 8th Infantry Regiment as a Captain commanding an Infantry Company in Morocco and in the Rome-Arno area, Northern Apennines, and Po Valley of Italy. He received a Bronze Star Medal for bravery in 1944. In 1948 he became a building contractor in Long Island and Westchester County, New York. He mo ved to the Tampa Bay area in 1957 with business partners James and Hinx Shimberg and founded LaMonte-Shimberg Corporation which built Town n' Country Park. In 1981 he moved to Brandon and built subdivisions under the name Charles LaMonte Homes, Inc. He was a member of the Home Builders Association, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, and was a long-time patron of the arts in the Bay area. In the 1960 s he donated the Charles LaMonte Art Gallery on Kennedy Blvd. to the University of Tampa. Donations in his memory can be made to Tampa radio station WMNF's Building Fund Campaign, 1210 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603-4449.
MATHEWS, Terri Lynn Christie, 45, of Tampa, formerly of Muncie, Ind., died December 29, 2000, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Surviving are her husband of 12 years, James W. Mathews; three children, Joshua Christie, Jacob Mathews and Natalie Mathews, all at home; five step-children; and nine step-grandchildren. Mrs. Mathews was an organ donor. Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Sheldon Road Memorial Church, 6923 Sheldon Rd., Tampa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the three children at the church.
MILLER, Jeanne Draper, 65, of Manchester, Md., formerly of Lake Hamilton, Fla. died Tuesday, January 9, 2001. Survived by one daughter; four sons; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Oak Ridge Funeral Care
MILLER, Mary M., 88, of Plant City passed away January 9, 2001. Mrs. Miller had been a resident of Plant City since 1922 coming from Arcadia, Florida with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chan A. Miller. She is survived by one brother, George O. `Squatty` Connell and his wife Bonnie of Plant City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery
with Rev. Tommy Warnock officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Plant City Building Fund or the charity of choice.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
MURPHY, Nina, 96, of Lake Wales, Fla., died January 9, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by two sons; a daughter; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
MUSIC, Adelina Patricia, 79, of Tampa, died January 10, 2001. She is survived by her brother, Danny Farese; four nephews and four nieces. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
NUNNALLY, Richard, age 48, former Tampa resident, died Tuesday January 9, 2001 in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Ricks of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Melissa Nunnally of Tampa; one son, Bobby Shelnutt and two grandchildren of Lake Wales. Services will be held Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
ORDETX, George, 48, of Tampa, died Jan. 8, 2000. Survived by his mother, Olympia Ordetx; daughters, Mia Ordetx, Ciana Ordetx and Leah Ordetx, all of Tampa. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel
OVERBEY, Hildred Lee, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Nashville, suffered a stroke on October 11th, slipped into a coma on October 14th, and passed on to be with her maker on January 6, 2001. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William Clifton Overbey; three children, Constance O. Luttrell (Al) of Franklin, Tennessee, Linda Parker (Bill) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Thomas Lee Overbe y (Denise) of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren, Lynn Hussung (Michael) of Nashville, Tennessee, Charles Edwin Winger, Jr. (Erika) of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Chris Winger (Amanda) of Memphis, Tennessee; Johnny Guffee (Amber) of Franklin, Tennessee; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, January 11, at 4:30 p.m. (Vi sitation immediately following.) In lieu of flowers, any remembrance gifts should be made in honor of Hildred Overbey to the New Idlewild Baptist Church Campus Program at 1515 West Bearss Ave ., Tampa, Florida 33613, phone (813)-264-1515. Born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on August 23, 1923, Hildred later moved to Louisville where she met and married her husband, W.C. They subsequently lived in Memphis, Atlanta, and Nashville before retiring to Sarasota, Florida, then finally settling in the Tampa area. In both Tennessee and Florida, Mrs. Overbey was an active member of several women's organizations, including Republican Women, the Florida Orchestra Guild, Red Cross Angels, and several bible and prayer groups. She was a former president of the Fidelis Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Nashville.
PARRISH, Richard `Buddy`, 48, of Plant City, passed away January 8, 2001. Mr. Parrish was preceeded in death by his mother, Pinky Parrish. He is survived by his father, Titus Parrish; one daughter, Lindsey Wilkinson and husband, Cliff, of Orlando; two sisters, Kathy Jent and husband, Dennis and
Peggy Galloway and husband, Duane; three grandchildren, Becky, Matt, and Darin Wilkinson; three nieces, Kristi Jent, Jennifer Jent, and Carolyn Thomas; one nephew, Denny Jent; and one great-nephew, Austin Jent. Mr. Parrish was a lifelong resident of the area, Air Force veteran, and a pipefitter with Local Union #123. Funeral services will be held Friday 2:30 pm from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Hemphill officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:30 p.m. prior to service time at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery