RODRIGUEZ, Rogelio E. `Roy`, 91 of Clearwater, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Tampa and moved to Clearwater in 1970. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Frieda; son, Larry Rodriguez of Tampa; daughter, Sylvia Y. Ferlita of Tampa; three stepsons, Robert Boggs, Bend Ore., Roy Boggs, Seminole, Mark Boggs, Largo; two stepdaughters, Debi Cole, Clearwater, Jacque Avise, Tarpon Springs; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Delia
Olavarria, Daisy Berdeal, Delfa Stone, Bertha Ferlita and Olga Marchetta; and two brothers, Rene and Rubin. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Largo, Methodist's Men's Choir and the Sanctuary Choir, life member Masonic Lodge of Hillsborough, Tampa, #25 and Life Member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., of Tampa, and Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa, Fla. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs
ROSSER, Eileen S., 72, of Tampa, died January 7, 2001. Survivors include her children Eileen Wilson, Frank Rosser, Jr., Sharon Schulte; step-children, Jerry Rosser and Joann Crawford; sisters, Betty Runte and Kate Thurman; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mrs. Rosser was preceded in death by her husband Frank and son Thomas K. Reay. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.
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RUSHING, James, 45, of Tampa died December 20, 2000 at his residence. He was an Army Veteran and Catholic. He is survived by his brother Robert and aunt Virginia Robb. Mark III Funeral Home 885-5088
SEARS, Dora D., 83, of Plant City, Florida passed away on January 8, 2001 with her loving family at her side. Preceded in death by her husband, Archie Sears in 1996, she is survived by her son, Herman Sears and his wife, Ilene of Plant City, Florida; three daughters, Evon Eubanks and her husband, Spurgeon of Plant City, Florida, LaFane Day of Plant City, Florida, Betty Jean Durrance and her hu sband, Eugene of Plant City, Florida; a brother, Virgil Smith and his wife, Eddie of Tallahassee, Florida; a sister, Rema Moody and her husband, Omer of Bristol, Georgia; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, January 11, 2001 at the Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 West Reynolds Street, P lant City, Florida with Reverend Wayne Roberts and Reverend R.L. Polk, to officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, January 10, 2001 from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. A native of Brantley County, Georgia and a local resident since 1939, when she moved here from south Georgia, she was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Plant City, Florida. Final interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Plant City, Florida.
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SEYMOUR, Kathryn, 47, of Lake Alfred, died January 8, 2001. Survived by one borther, John C. Seymour, Winter Haven. Services 3:00 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Rose Garden. Crisp-Coon Funeral Home
STEVENS, William J., 73, of Valrico, Florida, born in Baltimore, Maryland, died January 9, 2001. Beloved husband of Nancy Jean Stevens, loving father of Gary Stevens, Jarrelyn Trusen (Paul), Randy Stevens, Carl Stevens (Mary), Brian Stevens (Patricia); nine grandchildren; and devoted brother of Laura S. Duncan. Preceded in death by parents, Elizabeth and Julius Stevens and brother, Charles F. S tevens. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church of Brandon, Valrico, Florida. Interment will be Friday, January 12, 2001 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 10, 2001 from 6:00 til 8:00 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or friends may make donations to LifePath Hospice.
TUCKER, Charles E., 73, of Ruskin, Fla., died December 24, 2000. Survived by son, Charles; brother, James; sisters, Pat and Isabel; two grandchildren. He served in U.S. Navy during World War II. Bradenton Funeral Home
WEINGART, Laurie B., 37, of Safety Harbor, passed away on January 9, 2001. She is survived by her longtime companion, Marco Mendez of Safety Harbor; parents, Ervin and Lavonne Viken of Breckenridge, Minn.; a daughter, Dannielle Weingart of Holiday, Fla.; three sisters, Nancy Ziegalman, Brenda Boll, and Amanda Viken, all of Minnesota. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 12609 Memorial Dr., New Port Richey, FL 34655, ph# (727)376-7824. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 from 6-8:00 p.m. and Thursday January 11, 2001 from 10-11:00 a.m.
WHITEHOUSE, Mae L., 93 of Clearwater, died January 8, 2001. Survived by sons, Richard and Malcolm; sister, Addie Winslow; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster FH.
WILLIAMS, Doles Mae, 86, of Tampa, died January 9, 2001. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Williams; five grandchildren, Michael G. Scott, Tracy Bryant, Starr Miller, Bridgitte McDaniels, Melody Scott and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Williams was born in Whigham, Ga. and was of the Protestant faith. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7-9:00 p.m.
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WILSON, Robert Lopez, 44, of Tampa, Survived by his life companion, Jack Wilson; mother, Alicia Lopez; brother, Carlos Lopez; and seven sisters; Viola Gentry, Yolanda Bell, Lisa Hastings, Francin Baggerly, Rebecca Baker, all of Tampa, Catalina Pearson and Lori Campbell of Nashville, plus seven brothers-in-law, six nephews and nine nieces. Robert was a gifted florist and artist. He always gave freely of himself to those around him. He was dearly loved by his family. Memorial services will be held at Fowler Avenue Baptist Church on Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m.
BARNHARDT, Harry Vincent, 75, of Dade City, Florida died Sunday, January 7, 2001 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Joan; three sons, Randy Barnhardt of Tampa, Fla.; Christopher Barnhardt of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Rodney Meyer of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Michelle Martin of Hudson, Fla.; sister, Pauline Powell of Albuquerque, New Mexico; five grandchildren. Born in Decatur, Ill ., he moved to the area in 1988 from New Port Richey, Fla. He was a retired self-employed building contractor, State of Florida; U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church, Dade City, Fla. Mr. Barnhardt was past president of the Pasco County Builders Association and a member of the Pasco County Board of Adjustments and Appeals. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12. 2001 at the First United Methodist Church, 37628 Church Ave., Dade City. FL. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to the church.
COBURN, Frederick R., 61, of Hudson, died Sunday at Bear Creek Nursing Center. Survived by a son, two daughters, one sister, and three grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home.
LEWIS, Dorothy, 78, of Zephyrhills passed away January 7, 2001. Survived by a daughter, Jonnie Thompson, three sisters, a grandson, and two great grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home.
BAKER, Lois C., 80, of Tampa, passed away January 5, 2001. Survivors include her husband, James A. Baker Sr.; son James Jr.; Granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Baker, four brothers and a sister. She was a member of Potter's House Fellowship and had been a house keeper with Beverly Enterprises.
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BATTEN, Richard H. `Dick`, 80, of Valrico died January 5, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, daughter, Barbara (Mark) Pearson of Dearborn Heights, MI., son William G. Batten of Phoenix, AZ., grandchildren Michelle and Michael Pearson of Dearborn Heights, MI; one sister, Beatrice Noyes of Milwaukee, WI. He was born in Hudson, WI. and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, and was e mployed as an engineer working 35 years with Cities Service Oil Co. until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service. Memorial contributions suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2913 S. John Moore Rd., Brandon, Fl. 33511.
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BEELER, Cynthia L., 39, Wimauma died January 5, 2001 at S. Bay Hospital. Surviving are her brother Robert W. Martin, Jr. ( Heidi) , niece Jennifer,all of Wimauma, several aunts and uncles and Cousins. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she moved to this area in 1964 from Albany Ga. Ms. Beeler was a Methodist. A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Ruskin United Methodist Church with Rev. David Looney officiating. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME, Ruskin,FL.
CARLTON, Annette L., 75, a resident of Plant City, passed away January 6, 2001 She is survived by two daughters, two brothers, six sisters, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Funeral home Tuesday from 2-5:00 p.m.
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CARSON, Mr. William George, Sr., 78, was called home to God on January 5, 2001. He fought a courageous four year battle with cancer and died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was a successful and well- liked businessman, devoted husband, dedicated and never tiring father and wonderful grandfather. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Dawn Alma Carson. A lifelon g Tampa resident, he attended Hillsborough High School and was married in June, 1942. That same year he entered the military and was a member of the Sea Bees, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1952 he founded Carson Plumbing Company and operated one of Tampa's most successful plumbing companies for the next 40 years. He was a long time member of Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. His hobbies included golf, cooking and Monday night card games with a handful of close friends. He was also a member of Followers of the Way, a men's bible study group at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered as a remarkably generous, kind-hearted, self-made man who was slow to anger and laughed often. He loved being around his family and friends and took great pleasure in doing t hings for them. Our beloved father and grandfather will be greatly missed. God has seen his tired face and has called him home. `Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.` Matthew 11:28-29. He is survived by his daughter, Linda D. Carson; son, William G . Carson, Jr., MD; grandchildren, Thomsa E. Gilmer, Erin D. Gilmer, Samantha C. Gilmer, William G. Carson, III and Kerry L. Carson. He is also survived by brothers, Joseph and Jimmy; sisters, Lillian, Katheryn and Evelyn. A funeral service will be held, Monday, January 8, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St. (across from Plant High School), (253-6047). Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
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COLLINS, Almeda, 87, died January 6, 2001 in Brandon. She is survived by one son: Danny Collins of North Carolina and two daughters: Annie Nix of Tampa and Vernice Watts of Alabama and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Born in Alabama, she moved to Tampa in 1946. She was a Baptist and a Homemaker. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
GREIFENSTEIN, Kyle Robert, 2, of Valrico, son of Donald and Bobbi, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2001. He is survived by his brother, Richard Holste; sister, Amanda Holste; maternal grandparents, Robert and Dolores Jordan; god parents, Paul and Kathy Faber; several aunts, uncles and special friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Monday (today) at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Interment to follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
HARTLEY, Jacquetta `Jackie` Wilson, of Tampa died January 6, 2001. She is survived by a son, Howard W. Hartley, Jr. of St. Petersburg, a daughter, Katherine Hartley Wyly of Lutz, a brother, William Wilson of Lakewood, California, and six grandchildren. She was born in Jasper, Alabama on October 25, 1901. She lived most of her adult life in Clearwater, where she was a member of Peace Memorial Pr esbyterian Church and the Pinellas League of Women Voters and in Tampa, where she had strong family ties. After receiving her Master's degree from the University of Florida, she joined the charter faculty in the English Department of the new University of South Florida. She retired in 1971.
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KUMAR, Halkur, (Mohan) 50, of Tampa, passed away January 4, 2001. Survived by his wife, Geetha Kumar; sons Sachin and Rahul Kumar; mother, Kalayanamma; four brothers, Bhargar Kumar, Anil Kumar, Srinivas, and Gopalkrishna. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2001 at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Rt. 54, New Port Richey, FL, ph# 727-376-7824 Visitation from 12:00-1:30 prior to Service.
LEIGHLY, Donna, 74, of Riverview, passed away January 5, 2001. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Roy T.; their son Roy T. Jr., of Valrico, their daughter, Sharon Shields, of Port Charlotte, Fl., six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at Stowers Riverview Chapel. The family will receive their friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories.
McALLISTER, Joseph William, 81, at Winter Haven, formerly of Tampa, passed away January 4, 2OO1 peacefully at his home. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathryn Bickner McAllister a 1940 graduate at Hillsborough High School, a son, Brian William McAllister of Auburn,Alabama; a daughter, Linda Jo McAllister of Valrico, Florida, and three grandchildren. He was a 1938 graduate of Hillsborou gh High School and attended the University Of Tampa before earning his Master Degree at the University of Florida In 1962. He lived in Winter Haven for nearly 46 years and was Officer in Charge of the USDA Fruits and Vegetables Inspection Division before he retired in 1981.Visitation will be at Crisp-Coon Funeral Home in Winter Haven, Monday evening, January 8, 2001 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. A graveside ceremony will be held at the Lakeside Cemetery
in Winter Haven on Tuesday January 9th at 11:00 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Boy Scout Troop 121, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 637 Sixth Street NW, Winter Haven, Florida, 33860.
McKEE, Hilda Jean, 70, of Zephyrhills, passed away January 6, 2001, at the James P. Gills Hospital in Dade City. She is survived by her son Randy O'Steen of Zephyrhills, three grandsons, Randall O'Steen of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and William and Joseph O'Steen, both of Zephyrhills; one granddaughter, Dia O'Steen also of Zephyrhills, three great grandchildren, Kenneth Phillips of Zephyrhills and Joshua and Ashleigh O'Steen of Colorado Springs and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Gerger Cemetery.
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MOREJON-ALFONSO, Oscar F., age 69, of St. Petersburg, passed away January 6, 2001. Survivors include one son, Juan Morejon, St. Pete; two daughters, Francis Morejon, Cuba; Olga Morejon, St. Pete, four brothers, four sisters- all of Cuba, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
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NEUMAN, Wilbur Kenneth (Kelly), died Saturday, January 6, 2001. Mr. Neuman was born October 3, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in Oak Park, Ill. He graduated from the University of Rochester, where he was captain of the football team, and was President of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He completed Advanced Management program at Harvard Business School, worked for Proctor and Gamble, and Conti nental Can Company for 39 years. He was a developer of packaging for dehydrated foods with the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps during WWII, subsequently became a corporate Vice-President, and General Manager of the Southern and Central Operating Divisions of Continental Can Co. He also served on the Board of Directors of Reeves Southeastern Corporation, and was a trustee of the Tampa General Hopital Foundation. He was a member of the following organizations Tampa Performing Arts Center; ESCOT; The Tampa Club; University Club of Tampa; Tampa Yacht & Country Club; Union League Club; Ye Mystic Icrewe of Gasparilla; Lake Geneva Country Club; and Abbey Springs Yacht Club. He is survived by Doris Kingsbery Neuman, his wife of one year, and was preceded in death in 1994 by his first wife of 52 year s, Ann Olson Neuman. He is also survived by his three sons Rick (Betty) of Dallas, Texas; Marc of Chicago, Ill.; Reed (Pat) of Great Falls, Va.; and granddaughters, Callie and Kelly; grandsons, Brice; Patrick; and Kit; also he is survived by his brother-in-law, Oscar W. Olson (Ruth); and two sister-in-laws, Jane V. Olson and Mary Lou Brown (Chilton), and many nieces and nephews; he also had a step -son Michael C. Kingsbery; and three stepdaughters Karen K. Bouchard; Kristin K. (Doug) Devries; and Kim K.(Neil) Jacobi; and eleven step-grandchildren. Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery
in Tampa, FL. If desired, memorials may be made to Azalea Trace Heritage Fund, 10100 Hillview Road Pensacola, FL 32514
PATEL, Maniben, 84 of Tampa, died January 5, 2001. She is survived by sons, Bipin, Arvind, Ghanshyan; daughters, Sobhana, Saroj, Savitaben; ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday from lO:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FLORIDA MORTUARY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES (813) 237-2900
PEREZ, Luis E., 66, passed away January 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Corporina Perez, his son, Daniel `Danny` Perez, his step-son, Yimer Corrasco, his daughters, Priscilia and Jessica Perez, his brothers, Nelson, Fernando & David Perez, and his sisters Nerada Vega, Luz E. Perez, Rosa Soto, Buena Bibiloni, & Gladys Soto. He attend West Hillsborough Baptist Church and work for 23 years fo r Aircraft Services for Tampa International Airport. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 2 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening (TODAY) from 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to LifePath Hospice.
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PHILLIPS, Margaret L., age 86, of Tampa, passed away January 5, 2001. Survivors include husband, Raymond, M. Phillips, Tampa; one son, Raymond M. Phillips, Jr., Va.; three daughters, Martha Mae Phillips, Tampa; Margaret Rushing, Va., Sally Cochran, Pa. and five grandchildren.
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