ROGERS ,Amy F., of Dover, Florida passed away on January 6, 2001. Mrs Rogers is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie in 1976 after a 50 year marriage; her daughter, Nita Peacock in 1989 and two grandchildren and is survived by her loving family: her four sons: Elmer Rogers and his wife, Margaret of Dover, Florida; Ennis Rogers and his wife, Betty of Jacksonville, Florida; Earl `Eddie` Rogers and his wife, Carol of Plant City, Florida; Jerry Rogers and hiswife, Rita of Cork, Florida; her two daughters: Jean Carlisle and her husband, Dr. Waylon Carlisle of Plant City, Florida; Ann Kent and her husband, Rusty of Meirose, Florida: a brother, M.O. Knight of Dover, Florida; a sister: Lora Duckworth of Dover, Florida; twenty eight grandchildren; 48 great- grandchildren and two great-great g randchildren.Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday Morning, January 9, 2001 at the Eastaide Baptist Church of Dover, 3101 Sydney Dover Road, Dover, Florida with Reverend Al Livingston and Reverend James Smith, to officiate. The family will receive friends at Wells Memorial Funeral Home 1903 West Reynolds Street, Plant City, Florida on Monday evening, January 8, 2001 from 6:00 till 8:00 p. m. A native of Madison county and a local resident since she moved here in 1928, Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker; retired from Ocean products of Dover, Florida and she was a member of Eastside Baptist Church of Dover. Mrs. Rogers loved to cook and was noted for her biscuits and every Sunday, she cooked for over 25 people in her home. Final interment will be at the Dover Cemetery
Dover, Florida. Wells Memorial Funeral Home Lacey Mcclellan-Terry I.`Chief~' Platts and Staff 1903 West Reynolds Street Plant City, Florida 33567 813-752-1111
SHEFIELD-HIOTT, Loral Lucille, 95, of Lakeland, Florida passed away on January 6, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter S. Hiott and three daughters, Vivian L. Rimes, Myrna J. Rayburn and Olivia Gott; she is survived by her six sons, Willard Sheffield of Calhoun, Georgia; Clarence Sheffield of Calhoun, Georgia; Solomon Sheffield of Lakeland, Florida; Edwin Sheffield of Plant City, Flor ida; Daniel Sheffield of Jacksonville, Florida and Clifford Sheffield of Kennasaw, Georgia: three daughters, Elanor Lorraine Cothron of Moultrie, Georgia; Annie Marion Hart of Plant City, Florida; Faye Sutton of Lakeland, Florida; thirty-five grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, January 9, 2001 at the Haynes Funeral Home, 610 North Alexander Street, Plant City, Florida with Reverend Joe Bowles, to officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening, January 8, 2001 from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. A native of Barny, Georgia and a local resident since 1952 when Mrs. Hiott moved here from Moultrie, Georgia. She was a registered nurse, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Final Internment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Plant City, Florida.
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SMITH, Billy Carol, 53, a resident of Plant City, passed away, January 4, 2001. He is survived by one son, four brothers, and one sister. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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TOENJES, Lois M., died Thursday, January 4, 2001. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Blanton and Judy Ferreira; three grandsons, Stephen Paul Ferreira, Jr., Michael Conley, Justin Ferreira; one granddaughter, Kristina Conley. In lieu of flowers, donations must be made to LifePath Hospice.
VOGEL, Vance V., 78, of Gibsonton passed away January 6, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Evelyn; two sons and their wives, George and Patty Vogel, John and Barbara Vogel; sister, Georgia LaLande; grandchildren George and April Vogel, Susan and Aaron Clemts, John and Carrie Vogel, Melanie Vogel and Ruth Vogel; great grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Michela and Skylar Vogel. A native of Rexburg, Idaho, he has lived in Tampa area since 1945; he was past president of F.F.V.A; a member of Ruskin Tomato Growers Association; inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame; received the Hillsborough County Fair Harvest Award for lifetime achievement; an Army Major in WWII with the OSS; member of Ruskin V.F.W. Memorial Post No. 6287; an Amateur Radio Operator, Brandon Chapt er; a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rites; a Hillsborough County Park Board Chairman for 32 years, having a park dedicated in his honor; a member of Gibsonton United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Stowers Brandon Chapel with Reverend Dave Stedman officiating. Interment to follow at Ruskin Cemetery
with military Honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make contributions to LifePath Hospice or Shriners Hospital for Children in his memory.
WILLIAMS, Edith Louise (Acebal), 71, of Brooksville, died January 3, 2001, in Spring Hill, Fl. She is survived by her husband, James M. Williams of Brooksville; 2 daughters, Linda Freeman and Elaine Garcia; brother, Robert Hamilton; four sisters, Margaret Brown, Roberta Davis, Rosemary Peterson and Diana Chastain; two grandchildren, Justin and Jason Freeman all of Tampa, FL. A Funeral Service w ill be held Noon Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dan R. Dempsey, Pastor, Tampa Peoples Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
ZELLER, Samuel, 90, of Brandon passed away January 6, 2001. He is survived a daughter, Elizabeth Francis of Marietta, Ga.; special friends and family and Baby. Lived in Tampa area since 1973 coming from Monroe, N.Y., he was a retired Lieutenant with the New York City Police Dept., serving 29 years with the department; a member of I.P.A; P.B.A; Superior Officers Association; Retired Lt. Association, all with the New York Police Dept.; a member of King Solomon-Beethoven Lodge No. 232 F. & A.M., New York City; and Jewish.
ALVAREZ, Carlos, age 94, lifelong resident of Tampa passed away Sunday, January 7, 2001. Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Dolores Gutowski, Lemont, Ill., and Alma P. and Ian Greig, Tampa; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7:00 PM - 9:00 p.m. at the chapel of
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ANDERSON, L.B., Sr., 75, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2001. A longtime resident of Tampa, Fla., Mr. Anderson was born and raised in Edison, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lilian Mitchell; and brother, Roosevelt Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Altomease Anderson; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; relatives and a host of friends. He served in the Army of th e United States during World War II, as part of the first all Black Army Companies to parti- cipate in the Liberation of Europe from Hitler's reign. Mr. Anderson retired from Dunlap Tire Company after many years of service. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2001, 11:00 a.m. at the Ray Williams Funeral Chapel, 301 N. Howard Ave. The final resting place for Mr. Anderson will be Bushnell National Cemetery.
AVANT, Roland O., 75, of Valrico passed away Sunday, January 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Ula Mae and son, Gary Avant of Valrico; brother, R. L. Avant and sister, Jewel Eason of Dover; and grandson, Cody Avant. He has resided in the Tampa area most of his life, he was a warehouse manager for an industrial insulation company, an Army-Air Corps WWII veteran and a member of Cornerstone Bap tist Church. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Baptist Church. The family will receive friends this evening (Tuesday) from 6:00 til 8:00 p.M. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel.
BAKER, Lois C., 60, 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.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
CHIARAMONTE, Marjorie, 79, of Tampa, died January 6, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Charles Chiaramonte of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Charles, Jr. and Jerry Chiaramonte both of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jessica, Eric, Joseph; two sisters, Violet Mathis, Elsie Shirley both of S.C. and nieces and nephews. A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., she moved to the Tampa area in 1945 coming from West Palm Beach. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.
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CONLEY, Alice, of Spring Hill, died December 23, 2000. She is survived by loving family members. A joint memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Hills United Methodist Church.
CUNNINGHAM, Estelle B., 89, of Gibsonton, passed away January 7, 2001. Survivors include her sister, Kathryn Cummings; brothers, William and James Bryson; and eleven neices and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday from 1-2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the cemetery.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
DeBLASIO, Thomas, of Spring Hill died January 2, 2001. He is survived by loving family members. A joint memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Hills United Methodist Church.
DENLEY, Hilda Slack, age 75, of Orange County, California, and long time resident of Tampa, died January 6, 2001. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Denley and beloved mother of Susan Denley Nottingham of Orange County, California, and Carol Denley Tudor of Southwick, Massachusetts. She is survived by her sister, Marianna Slack Neighbors of Montgomery, Alabama; three grandchildren: Robert, Bridget, and Heather. Funeral service will be held in Orange County, California, with interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa.
DIERINGER, Ervin A., 86 of Plant City, died December 25, 2000. He is survived by his brother, George and niece, Carol Wright both of Plant City; sisters, Delores Mohar and Mildred Bieszk both of Wisconsin. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. in HAUGHT FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL with Rev. Thomas Spillet officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations to St. Clement Building Fund be made in his name.
HAUGHT FUNERAL HOME
DURRANCE, Rodney Leon Sr., 88, of Lakeland, died January 8, 2001. Survived by his wife, Leone Thornton Durrance, three sons, one daughter, one brother, and four grandchildren.
Heath Funeral Chapel
ENNIS, Opal M., 96, a resident of Plant City, passed away January 8, 2001. She is survived by two sons, Larry Ennis, Plant City; Ronald Ennis, Springhead; three sisters, Leon Brown, Helen Longval and Charlsey Prevatt; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim McMichen officiating. Interment will follow in Springhead Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral homeThursday one hour prior to services.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
ESLER, Clyde Leroy, 91, of Lakeland, died January 6, 2001. Survived by his wife, Inez Esler; two daughters, five sons, 28 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Heath Funeral Chapel
FRITZ, Donna, 74, of Plant City died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Florida Baptist Hospital. Surviving are her husband, John; one son, Jon Holland, Ohio, three daughters Carol of Cape Coral, Fla., Paulette of Dublin, Ohio, Denise of Bettendorf, Ind., eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter Mrs. Fritz moved to Plant City in 1978 from Ohio. She was very active in the SFBH Women's Auxilia ry. In lieu of flowers, contributions to that Organization would be appreciated. A memorial service was held on Sunday, January 7, 2001 at the Lord Of Life Lutheran Church, Mud Lake Road, Plant City.
FUSSELL, Irma Lea, 80, of Lakeland, died January 5, 2001. She is survived by four daughters, two sons, three sisters, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Heath Funeral chapel
HAMMOND, Nell, 78, died January 5, 2001 in Marietta, Ga. Mrs. Hammond was preceded in death by her husband, James Burton Hammond and daughter, Eva Jo Hammond Bryant. Survivors include her son, James Edward Hammond of Acworth, Ga.; sister, Wardine Hinson of Sneads, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lara Bryant, Candace Carrell, Jimmy Hammond and Mitchell Hammond. A native of Cottondale, Fla., she came to the Tampa area in 1950. Mrs. Hammond was a homemaker and a member of The Palma Ceia Baptist Church for the last 44 years. Funeral services will be held at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens,Thonotosassa, Fla.
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HOLBIN, Donald R. (Don), age 52 of Tampa, passed away January 7, 2001. Survivors include his beloved wife, Brenda A. Holbin; daughters, Amber and Christina Holbin and Dana Lieshman; parents, Virginia and Roy Holbin; brothers, Mike Holbin and wife, Susan and Rick Holbin and wife, Mary; sister, Sue Chartier and husband, Gary; mother-in-law, Violet Engels; sister-in-law, Denise Gaarder and husban d, Wayne; brother-in-law, Ted Engels; two grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to St. Mark Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund, 9724 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647 in memory of Don. A Funeral Mass will be offered for his soul Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at St. Mark Evangelist Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Eric Peters officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
HUSTON, William Howard, went to be with his Lord on January 6, 2001. He was 80. Mr. Huston was born in Lone Pine, Pa. September 15, 1920. Mr. Huston is survived by his sister, Corinne Humphries of Washington, Pa. he was preceded in death by brothers, Jim, Harry and Robert; and sister, Gladys Ries. He was a graduate of Washington H.S., Washington, Pa. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in World War II and after training as a radio operator, was assigned to the Eighth Air Force flying B-24 combat missions out of England. He and members of his survived a crash landing caused by hostile aircraft and were POW detainees for nine months in Geneva, Switzerland until the war's end. After the war and additional training, Mr. Huston was recruited as an intelligence intercept operator for the Offic e of Strategic Intelligence and was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Peking, China. He remained on staff until evacuated coincident to Chang Kai Shek's expulsion from China in 1948. Mr. Huston relocated to Miami, Florida where he worked for Hertz Auto Rental. He then began a remarkable career as a Fuller Brush salesman, covering area in the Southeast to Texas. He won many regional and national sale s awards. In 1956, Mr. Huston formed a partnership with the late Mr. Harold F. Scott in the antiques business, with shops both in Tampa and West Middletown, Pa., until he retired. Mr. Huston was a member of Northwest Baptist Church, Tampa and earned recognition for his hundreds of volunteer hours in the gift shop of Town and Country Hospital. He will be missed by his friends and family, including many nieces and nephews, as well as close friends, Ivan, Joyce, Kristi Peck and Jim Wilson, upon whom he showered many blessings with his love and concern, daily prayer in life and Christian example. Viewing 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, at Swilley Funeral Home, 1602 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, followed by a Memorial Service. Interment in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, 10:00 a.m. January 10, 2001. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to be made to Northwest Baptist Church.
LINCOURT, Anne, 76, of Tampa died January 7, 2001. She is survived by her son, Kenneth; daughter Paula Mercer; brother, Bill Brown, stepsister, Jill Grater and one grandchild. Mark III Funeral Home 885-5088.
LOPEZ, Teofila Angeles, 45 of Miami passed away in Miami on Sunday, January 7, 2001. She is survived by her loving family.
SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME, Riverview/Brandon.
LOWE, Vivian D., 81, of Riverview, Fla. died January 7, 2001 while under the care of LifePath Hospice. Survivors include two sons, Charles M. Lowe of Riverview and James E. Lowe of Morganton, N.C.; two daughters, Judy A. Smith of Plant City, Fla. and Viva L. Rimes of Gibsonton, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A native of Russellville, Ark. She came to the Tampa area in 1959 f rom Indiana. Mrs. Lowe was a homemaker and a member of the Brandon Fellowship Baptist Church and D.A.V. Chapter #110 Women's Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 p.m. at Hilisboro Memorial Funeral Home, interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, Fla. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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McRAY, Melvin, age 59, of Tampa passed on January 4, 2001. He is survived by wife, Willena; children, Mel, Rayna, Deborah, Mark and other family members.
Wilson Funeral Home.