DuBOIS, Herman B., age 86, of Tampa, passed on January 1, 2001. He is survived by son, Joel; daughter-in-law, Gloria; grandson, Heywood. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.
EARNEST, Arman Starr Sr., 78, formerly of Boissevain, Va., passed away Monday, January 1, 2001 at his home in Land O'Lakes, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Boyd Earnest, of Land O'Lakes, Fla.; three children, Gerald Wayne `Jerry` Earnest, of Land O'Lakes, Fla.; Arman Starr Earnest Jr., of Princeton, W.Va. and James Emory Robertson a/k/a Jimmy Earnest, of Curitiba, Brazil. He is als o survived by three sisters and six brothers, Wenona Earnest Sauerzoff, of Eaton Town, N.J.; Joleen Earnest Weigand, of Independance, Va.; Judith `Judy` Earnest Smith, of Lutz, Fla.; Sanford B. Earnest, of Donalsonville, Ga.; Bobby J. Earnest, of Donalsonville, Ga.; John Delano Earnest, of Bluff City, Tenn.; Charles E. Earnest, of N. Tazewell, Va.; Arlie Ray Earnest, of Reidsville, N.C. and Dwi ght D. Earnest, of Pottsville, Ark. There are 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren also surviving. He was preceded in death by mother, Bannie Wolfe Earnest and father, Daniel P. Earnest Sr., both of Tazewell, Va.; one son, Harold Eugene Earnest, of Boissevain, Va.; one sister, Mary Kathleen Earnest Meade, of Reidsville, N.C. and two brothers, Daniel P. Earnest Jr. of Bastian, Va. and Carr oll G. Earnest, of Lutz, Fla. He was a World War II veteran and served in the South Pacific area during World War II. A member of Lutz/Land O'Lakes VFW, The American Legion and a member of the Boissevain Baptist Church in Boissevain, Va. Viewing will take place at the Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home in Lutz, Fla. at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 with funeral to be held at the funeral home chapel Thursday, January 4, 2001 at noon. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, FL. Rev. A.J. Smith will be officiating. Friends who prefer an alternative to flowers are asked to make a donation to the Pasco/Hernando Hospice who were so wonderful during his long illness.
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EGAN, Martin Stephen, 71, of Tampa, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away December 31, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Mary of 46 years; four sons, Richard (Sharon), Martin ( Arlene), James (Heather), Michael; two daughter: Mary (Quinn), Patricia (Tim); twelve grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. A native of New York, he resided in Tampa since 1974. He serv ed in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and was a graduate of Hofstra University. He worked in numerous cities throughout the U.S. as a special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, retiring after 20 years of service. Following his retirement from the F.B.I., he worked as a Staff Investigator for The Florida Bar for almost 19 years. Family will receive friends on Thursday evening, January 4, fro m 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a wake service at 7:00 p.m. at Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 5, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5521 N. Himes Ave., with Monsignor Higgins celebrant, followed by interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in his memory. He will be dearly missed.
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FARQUEAR, Leslie Elmer, 98, of Haines City, died Sunday,
December 31, 2000. Mr. Farquear is survived by his wife, Frances; daughters, Glenda Benner and Diane Fellows; and two grandchildren. Oak Ridge Funeral Care
FIFER, Sandra `Sandy`, 46, of Gibsonton passed away December 30, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; stepfather, Edward Cadieux of Tampa; sisters, Rose Mayo of New Hampshire, Wendy Daniels of Tampa, Penny Adamo of California; five nieces and one nephew. She was a secretary for Copart, Inc. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 6:00 til 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
FISCHER, James K., 61, of Lake Alfred, Florida, died Friday, December 22, 2000. He is survived by a son, Christopher; a sister, Helen Lentz; his mother, Helen
Fischer and one grandchild, Taylor
Christian Fischer. Crisp-Coon F.H.
GODEJOHN, Katherine Frances, 84, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at Integrated Health Services Nursing Home, where she resided in Brandon, Florida. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kay Murray of Brandon, Linda Ashley of Raleigh, North Carolina; sons-in-law, Robert Murray and Bob Ashley; grandchildren, Scott Murray of Birmingham, Alabama, Matthew Murray of Tallahassee, Kim Ashley-C armody of Broomfield, Colorado, Stacy Ashley of Omaha, Nebraska and nephew Robert Deubel of O'Fallon, Missouri. Katherine joins her husband of 56 years, Charles, who passed away November 27, 2000. She will be forever missed by her family and friends for her loving, caring, and giving ways. The family will be in prayer following her cremation. In her memory, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity.
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GONZALEZ, Agustine 86, of Tampa died January 1, 2001. Survivors include his wife Ana; two sons Agustine, Jr. of Tampa and Roger of Newark, N.J.; nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
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GUDGEN, Karen Marie, 55, of Wesley Chapel, passed away December 31, 2000 after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Richard; daughter, Amy; her father, George L. Coaker; and sister, Ruth Ann Hiebl, both of Foley, AL. She was a former librarian at Lake Magdalene Elementary School and a 1991 graduate of USF. Memorial Services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or your favorite charity.
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HUBBARD-KELLY, Clara, 79, of Tampa, passed away December 31, 2000. Mrs. Kelly is survived by her husband, Clyde I. Kelly; two sons and one daughter. She was a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church and a Eastern Star for over 27 years. A memorial service will be held Saturday,
January 6, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronald
DeGenaro, Jr. officiating. The
family asks in lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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HUGGINS, Shirley Ann, 54, of Riverview passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; three sons, Matthew Huggins, Albuquerque, N.M., Eric Huggins and Sammy Huggins, both of Riverview; daughter, Loretta Gay, Balm; two brothers, Alvin Turner, Tampa and Wallace Turner, Inverness; seven sisters, Betty Montgomery, Norman, Okla., Kay Rhiner, Lewis burg, Tenn., Romia Plank, Cross City, Fla., Yvondia Moseley, Gainesville, Ga., Marie Futch, Old Town, Fla., Linda Haney, Seffner and Nell Morales, Old Town, Fla.; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Friday at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.
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HURLEY, Marvin (Pete) ended his earthly assignment after 85 years and entered into rest on January 3, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia Maxine on December 22, 2000. He is survived by his sister, Betty Hodson of Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, David and Beverley Hurley of Tampa; granddaughter, Lezlee Pardo and great-grandson, Elijah of Riverview; grandson, Aaron Hurley and great-grandson, Zachary of Altamonte Springs; and granddaughter, Julie Hurley of Tampa. He was born in Muncie, Indiana. He was an auto worker and retired from Guide Division of General Motors in Anderson, Indiana. He was a UAW committeeman and served on the board of directors on the Lampco Federal Credit Union. He moved to Hillsborough County in 1979. He has been an active member of Pro vidence Baptist Church in Riverview. The family will receive friends January 5, 2000 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd, (SR 60) in Brandon. The funeral will be January 6, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Providence Baptist Church, 5416 Providence Road in Riverview withthe interment at the church cemetery.
JAHN, Robert Julius, 87, of Winter Haven, passed away December 25, 2000. He is survived by his wife; a sister; five children; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two nephews. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
JONES, Eleanor JoAnne, 71, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away December 30, 2000. Survivors include two sisters, Esther Wessel and Margaret Ellen Everheart; numerous nieces, nephews, granddaughters, and a grandson. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mark III Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel, 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33629, 831-9444.
KEHOE, James E., 53, of Winter Haven, died December 28, 2000. Survivors include wife, Barbara Kay Kehoe; mother, Norma Kehoe; two sons; a sister; and two grandchildren.
Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
KLAWON, Orville R., 85, of Lake Wales, died January 2, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Grace P.; one sister, Virginia Huntoon; one brother, James; one son, Randy; and three grandchildren. Belcher-Robinson Funeral Chapel
KRUEGER, Myrna I., 89, of Cicero, Wisconsin passed away inTampa, December 28, 2000. She is survived by one nephew; two nieces and many friends. Funeral services will be held in Appleton, Wiscousin on January 4, 2001.
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McFARLAND, Aundrie L., 80, of Dowling Park, Fla. died Monday. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, T. Velie McFarland; three daughters, Latrelle Arias of Tampa, Lavon Heun of Tulsa, Okla., and Lavinna Tompkins of Tallahassee; two sisters, Almeda Bowman of Schoharie, N.Y. and Lena Ann Watton of Tampa; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A native of Waycross, Ga., she lived mo st of her life in Tampa where she was a member of the Lowry Park Advent Christian Church, a Girl Scout leader, and retired after being an Avon Rep. for 33 years in the Tampa area. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Lowry Park Advent Christian Church in Tampa, with burial at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral ho me. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central, Fla., 1900 Fl. Gateway Ctr. Blvd., Lake City, FL 32054, or The Lowry Park Advent Christian Church, 919 West Kirby St., Tampa, FL 33604.
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MITCHELL, Rubin, age 86, of Tampa, passed on December 25, 2000. He is survived by wife, Idella; three daughters; three sons; two sisters and other relatives. Wilson Funeral Home.
MOOERS, Josephine. E., 94, of Brandon, passed away January 1, 2001. She is survived by her son, James J. Wilson, Normal, Ill.; daughter, Rita M. Burbridge, of Brandon; ten grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Nativity Catholic Church.
MUSSER, Vera Margaret, 105, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Mrs. Musser is predeceased by her husband, Jerome T. Musser, in 1978. She is survived by her son, Glenn E. Musser, of Raleigh, North Carolina; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Plant City. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 6, 10:00 a.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends will be received at Grace United Methodist Church immediately following the service.
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PALMER, Heidi L. 17, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., a child who created love which was unconditional love, passed away on January 2, 2001. She is survived by her mother, Cathy L. Palmer, and father, William L. Palmer; paternal grandparents, Charles and Elsie Palmer; maternal grandmother, Betty Clark; sisters, Katie L. Lockhart and Tiffany L. Palmer; and brother, Justin D. Lockhart. The family wants t o express it's gratitude to the Land O'Lakes High School family and Victorious Life Church family for all the love they showed her throughout the years. Heidi was a member of the National Honor Society, the Sign Language Club, and the Chorus at Land O' Lakes High School. Funeral Services will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2001 at Victorious Life Church, 6224 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel, Fla. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the church prior to service. Interment will take place at Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery
on Route 54 in New Port Richey on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Victorious Life Youth Fund.
Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home (727) 376-7824
PEDRERO, Octavio (Pirili) Jr., 81, of Sarasota, died December 31, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara L.; five daughters, Raquel Pedrero of Tampa, Fla., Rebecca E. Pedrero of Sarasota, Edie P. Dixon of Venice, Fla. Monique P. Hasskew of Sarasota, and Barbie Treend of Nokomis; four sons, Mario A. Pedrero Sr. of Tampa, Randy Pedrero and James Pedrero of Sarasota, and Anthony Ped rero of Bradenton, one brother, Edward (Cucho) Pedrero of Tampa, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Orchid Hime and Linda Lorado, both of Tampa. Born in Tampa on December 2, 1919, he moved to Sarasota in 1955. A member of St. Martha's Catholic Church, Sarasota, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from the amusement business. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p. m. Thursday, January 4, at Palms Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, Fla. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2001 at St. Martha's Catholic Church, 200 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Fla., with burial at Manasota Memorial PArk, Bradenton, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238, or St. Martha's Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236.
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RAGINS, Dolores S. `Sweet Gal`, passed away December 28, 2000. She is survived by her loving family. Homegoing services for Mrs. Ragins of 4404 Booker T. Drive, Tampa, will be held Saturday, January 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive M.B. Church, 4008 E. Cayuga Street, with Dr. C.P. Epps, officiating.
RICHARDS, Howard Eugene, 72, lifelong resident of Tampa died on December 31, 2000. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Virginia Marie; children, Rev. Howard E. Richards II and his wife Cindy of Franklinton, La., Twila Richards Amey and her husband Dr. Brent Amey of Odessa, Fla.; sister; Laura Fisher of Treasure Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Amanda Richards, Julie Richards Leech and husband K eith, Brian Richards, Ashley Amey and Grant Amey. Mr. Richards was a retired Captain from the City of Tampa Fire Department and he was a Radiation Director of Syncor Nuclear Pharmacy. He was also a member of the Hillsborough Region Antique Auto Club, Woodcrafters of Tampa and the Brandon Woodworkers Club. Visitation will begin 12:00 p.m. at Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Ta mpa FL 33610. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609.
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RICHARDS, Howard Eugene, 72, lifelong resident of Tampa died on December 31, 2000. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Virginia Marie; children, Rev. Howard E. Richards II and his wife Cindy of Franklinton, La., Twila Richards Amey and her husband Dr. Brent Amey of Odessa, Fla.; sister; Laura Fisher of Treasure Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Amanda Richards, Julie Richards Leech and husband K eith, Brian Richards, Ashley Amey and Grant Amey. Mr. Richards was a retired Captain from the City of Tampa Fire Department and he was a Radiation Director of Syncor Nuclear Pharmacy. He was also a member of the Hillsborough Region Antique Auto Club, Woodcrafters of Tampa and the Brandon Woodworkers Club. Visitation will begin 12:00 p.m. Thursday at Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake A venue, Tampa FL 33610. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
ROBERTS, Lois Brown, 92, of Sydney, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Mrs. Roberts is predeceased by her husband, Robert V. Roberts in 1989. She is survived by one brother, Herbert Brown and his wife, Marie, of Dover; and two sisters, Vera Weeks, of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Mary `Betty` Barnes, of Sydney. She was a lifelong resident of Sydney and retired from Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Company. Funeral services will be Friday, January 5, at 2.00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W. Reynolds Street, with Brother Irvin June officiating. Friends will be received Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at Dover Cemetery.
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