CLINKSCALES, Mary Madeline, 79, of Valrico, died December 29, 2000. She is survived by her sons, Greg and Larry C. Clinkscales both of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Debbie Watkins of Plant City, Fla., Lynn Cole of Valrico, Fla.; brother, Charles Vickery; sister, Joan Lemus; grandchildren, Shawna Hood, Chet Watkins, Shari Cooper, Larry Clinkscales, Traci McCormick, Mark Cole, Carrie Clinkscales, Greg Clinkscales, Keith Clinkscales, Nicole Clinkscales; great grandchildren, Brittany Hood, Ashley Hood, Robert Cooper and Travis Cooper. She was born on September 14, 1921 in Anderson, S.C. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2001, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8:00 p.m.
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COPELAND, Jr., Ross, 86, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2000. Survived by his son, Robert, of Tampa; daughter, Sandra Yingling, of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; sister, Marjorie Reed, of Hudson, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. Veteran World War II, U.S. Army, retired from Retail Sales for Eckerd Drug Stores, and was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Frid ay morning at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Tampa. Rev. Allen Johnson, Pastor of Harvester United Methodist Church, Land O'Lakes, Fla. will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Glass Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Contributions, in memory of Mr. Copeland, may be made to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
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CUBITT, Beverly A., 69, of Zephyrhills, died December 28, 2000. She is survived by her sons and their wives, Michael and Allison Cubitt, Steven and Sharon Cubitt, David and Marion Cubitt, Glen Cubitt, Jr., and Eric and Daryl Cubitt; their father, Glen Cubitt; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Ian, Abby, Melanie, Clayton, and Colin Cubitt, and Nicole (Ron) Dibble; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and An thony Dibble; a sister, Joyce Alonzo; her brother and his wife, James and Nellie Welch; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Owen Rood. Services were held in Rochester, N.Y. at Anthony Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to New Life Dwelling, P.O. Box 1126, Thonotosassa, FL 33592.
DAMICO, Tony, 89, of Tampa, passed away December 30, 2000. He is survived by his granddaughter, Tammy Sommer, of N. Richland Hills, Texas; grandson, Mark Damico, of Glen Allen, Va. A lifetime resident of Tampa, Fla. he was born on January 25, 1911. Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Mausoleum of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
with Fr. Thomas Stokes, S,M, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
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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 also survived by three sisters and six brothers, Wenora 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 Dwight D. Earnest, of Pottsville, Ariz. 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 Carroll 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, C urry & 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 tot he 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 four sons, Richard (Sharon), Martin (Arlene), James (Heather), Michael; two daughters, Mary (Quinn), Patricia (Tim); twelve grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. A native of New York, he resided in Tampa since 1974. He served in the U.S. Navy for four 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 4th, from 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 5th, 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.
ERICKSEN, Evelyn G., 85, a resident of Cocoa, Fla., passed away December 31, 2000. She is survived by three sons, Joseph Ericksen, Cocoa, Grover Ericksen, Naples, Charles Ericksen, Branford; three brothers, Garland Glies, Monk's Corner, S.C.; Olan Giles, Oakland, Calif.; Nelson Giles, Valdosta, Ga.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 5, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.
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ESSER, Denise Lynn,40, of Davenport, Fla., died December 27, 2000. Survived by common-law husband, Edward Domain; daughters, Jodi and Brandi; brothers, Timothy and John; sisters, Renee and Sandy. Oak Ridge Funeral Care
GEIGER, Alene Thomas, 85 of Bonaire, Ga., formerly of Tampa, passed away December 24, 2000. She is survived by two nieces and one nephew. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
HANCOCK, Ruby, 58 of Tampa passed away December 23, 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Ronda Holmes and Carolyn Furney; brother, Randy Holmes. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery
in Largo, Florida. Ray Williams Funeral Home-Rhodes & Northern.
HAYNES, Cornelia A., 73, of Ruskin, died January 2, 2001. She is survived by her cousin, Mary Arnott. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Lifepath Hospice, 3010 Azelle St., Tampa, Fla. 33609. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary
HERNDON, Eloise S., 72 of Tampa, Fla. died December 29, 2000. She is survived by her three sons, Roy Jr. of Tampa, Jerry Lanier of Jacksonville, Fla., and John (Teddy) of Idaho; daughter, Diana Forsythe of Tampa; sister, Carolyn Stratton of Jacksonville, Fla.; and brother, Carl Sager of Texas; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held by the family on Friday, January 5, 2001, followed by a scattering of her ashes on the ocean Saturday, January 6, 2001. Holloway Funeral Home
HINES, William F., 91, of Tampa died Thursday, December 28, 2000. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Annette L. Sweeney. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mabel Hines; son and daughter in law, William H. and Brenda Hines, of Tampa, grandchildren, Marc Hines, of Lutz, Michael Hines and Mathew Hines, of Tampa, Coleen Rendon, of Phoenix, Ariz., and great grandchildren, Jeremy and Alex Rendon, of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Hines was born in Brunswick, Ga. and moved to Tampa in 1965 from Allentown, Pa. He was a master mechanic for Cuesta Rey Cigar Company and was a Protestant. Funeral Services will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa. Entombment to follow at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum.
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HORNISH, Marianne K., 71, of Tampa, died Friday, December 22, 2000. Survived by her son, Jonathan Hornish and daughter, Laurel Altimari, both of Tampa and three grandchildren. Mrs. Hornish was a native of Logan, Ohio and had been a resident of Tampa for twenty-five years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 6, 2001 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Colman J. McGarril, T.O.R., Pastor will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Cremation arrangements by:
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HOWELL, BETTY J. ,84, of Clearwater, died January 1, 2001. She is survived by a son, Gerald; a daughter, Joan Long; two grandchildren, Lisa and Pamela; two great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs, Florida.
JELLIFFE, Clarence, 65, of Tampa, died suddenly December 23, 2000. Left behind are Dolores, Sean, Amber, and Sean Jr. Hendry of Tampa, Clyde Barrows of Riverview, James Ward and Robert Robinson, both of Gibsonton.He was a Korean War Veteran and owner of the Circus Bar. A great many more friends and family. You may contact family at his home.
JESSICK, Sibyl Ellen Decker, 80, of Tampa, passed away Saturday December 30, 2000 in Tampa. She is survived by her husband, Edward Victor Jessick; two daughters, Janet Lynn Jessick and Patricia Kay Hoeber, all of Tampa, Florida; three sisters, Dotty Dunbar, Jamestown, Kentucky, Dora Decker, and Pauline Decker, both of Somerset, Kentucky; two brothers, Andrew Decker, Somerset, Kentucky, and Alb ert Decker, Smyrna, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Bonnie Roy and Emma Pierce; four brothers, Herman Guy, Homer, Augustus Quinton, and Delno Decker. Mrs Jessick was born April 22, 1920 in Conrad, Kentucky, and was a long-time resident of the Detroit, Michigan area. She was the daughter of the late Teddy C. and Nora Whitaker Decker. She was a 1939 graduate of Nancy High School, Nancy, Kentucky, a 1941 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, and was a retired teacher and homemaker. She taught grades 1-8 at Van Hoosier Elementary School in Pulaski County, Kentucky. She lived in Lexington, Ky. from 1968-1972. A private memorial service will be held in Tampa. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at the Decker Family Cemetery
in Somerset, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity or the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation in her memory, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL. 33612-9497.
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KELLY, Thomas E.,78, of Sun City Center died January 1, 2001. He is survived by his wife Marie, son Thomas, two grandchildren, one great grandchild. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin, FL.
KIERSTEAD, Fred D., 85, of Brandon, died January 1, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hermione; a son, Fred Jr., of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Suzanne Mathes, of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
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KINCH, Robert S., 72, of Gibsonton died December 28, 2000. He is survived by his wife Beverly; two daughters, Debra and Linda; one step-son, Gary; two step-daughters, Donna and Gloria.
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KNAPP, Sheridan Anne, age 51, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2000. Mrs. Knapp was born in Charleston, W.Va. and came to Tampa four years ago from Richmond, W.Va. Survivors include her companion, James White, Tampa, daughters, Jennifer `Chris` McKinzie, Dade City and Leslie Anne Hill, St. Petersburg, sisters, Rebecca Ayers, Ridgewood, NJ., and Claudia Zimarowski, Morgantown, WV., and grandchi ldren, Megan and Michelle McKinzie and Marshall Hill. Funeral services will be held today, (Wednesday) 2:00 p.m. at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, West Hillsborough Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa. Interment will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.
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LEVINE, Betsy Fredricks, passed away December 17, 2000. She is survived by her loving family. PLEASE NOTE:
LITTLEFIELD, Mitchell B., age 42, of Mount Holly, N.J., passed away December 31, 2000.
Survivors include father, Porter Littlefield, Bayport, N.Y.; mother, Rosalie Littlefield, Brunswick, N.J.; two brothers, Jeff Littlefield, N.J., Porter E. Littlefield III, N.J.; one sister, Ellen Littlefield, N.J.
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LOOMIS, Dorothy Marie, 76, of Tampa, died Sunday December 31, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill Spooner and a daughter, Billie T. Pell; she is survived by her daughters, Susan Moore, of Tampa, Lynn M. Leslie, of Moseley, VA., a son, Hank Spooner, of Ohio, three brothers, Hubert Odom, Lake City, Fla., Don Odom, Montgomery, Ala., Larry Odom, Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Christine Cart er and Wilma Vann, both of Lake City, Fla., seven grandchildren, Jim Moore, DeLeigh McCullough, Kim Ball, Billy Leslie, Dodi Leslie, Shawn Pell and Rachel Collins, and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Loomis was a native of Thomasville, Ga. and had been a longtime resident of Tampa. She graduated in 1983 from University Of South Florida first in her class with numerous honors. She was a special edu cation teacher at Westshore Elementary School at the time of her death. She was a member of Grace Church of The Nazarene, National Teachers Assoc., Hillsborough County Teachers Assoc. and the Florida Teachers Assoc. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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MARTIN, Elda, 84, of Tampa, Fla. died Sunday, December 31, 2000 at Manor Care. Survived by a brother, Cosimo Martinetto and numerous nieces and nephews of St. Petersburg. Born in Texas, she came to Tampa 25 years ago from New York City. She was an executive secretary with Crucible Steel Corp. in N.Y. City and more recently had worked at Speedling Div. of Lykes Corp. in Riverview, Fla.
MARTINEZ, Maria L. age 87, of Tampa, passed away January 1, 2001. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her son, Wendell Sulsona and wife, Gloria; grandchildren Wendell Jr. and Sandra; great grandchildren, Sarah, Jordan and Kristina; companion, Angelo and brothers, Manuel and Cheo Martinez; Maria was a special mother and grandmother and we will all miss her. A native of Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico and r esident of Tampa for the past 17 years. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Everyone is to meet at the Mausoleum for the graveside services.
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McELROY, Mary Louise, 74, of Tampa, passed away Thursday morning. Survivors include her two sons, Jay McElroy of Lake City, Fla., and James Kyle McElroy of Menifee, Calif.; daughter, Susan M. Lucci of Riverton, Wyo.; and three grandchildren. A native of Titusville, Fla., Mrs. McElroy had lived in Tampa for 70 yrs. Mrs. McElroy was a life member of the Moose Lodge #1146, Tampa.
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McKENNA, John J. Jr., 86, of Sun City Center, passed away December 30, 2000 in Sun City Center. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Sun City Center; daughter, JoAnn McKenna, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Marie Bigley, of Nutley, N.J.; two grandaughters, Erika and Laura Steiger, of Los Angeles. A native of Newark, N.J., Mr. McKenna moved to the area in 1984 from Madison, N.J. He had served as the Superintendent of Schools in both Princeton and Madison, N.J. He had served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, a member of the Retired Officer's Association and one of the founding members o f the Caloosa Golf Club. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the National Wildlife Foundation. A memorial mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church today at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Lewers Funeral Home
MEADOWS, Pauline G., 78, of Tampa passed away December 31, 2000. She is survived by a son, Stanley R. of Tampa; two daughters, Linda L. Meredith of Tampa and Marsha E. Tilton of Palmetto; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
MILLER, Ruby M., Lakeland, died December 30, 2000, age 86. She is survived by her husband Lyle O. Miller, one son, one daughter, one sister, ten grandchildren,and eight great grandchildren. Heath Funeral Chapel.
MOHLER, Harlan John (Hank), Retired USAF Lt. Col., 66, of Dade City, Fla., passed away suddenly Saturday, December 30, 2000 at his home. Survived by wife Wanda; two sons; two sisters. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2001 at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home in Dade City, FL, 352/567-5191.
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 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Nativity Catholic Church.
MOUNT, Mary B. 93, of Seffner, Fla. died January 1, 2001 at IHS of Brandon. Mrs. Mount was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Mount and is survived by her son Frederick Newton of Valrico, Fla.; one stepdaughter Mildred Ryan of Trenton, N.J.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A native of Trenton, N.J. Mrs. Mount moved to Pinellas Park, Fla. in 1969 and then t o Seffner in 1989. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, the family will receive friends one hour before services. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Seffner.
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OLIPHANT, Elmer, age 73, of Orlando, formerly of Tampa died Sunday, December 31, 2000 in Orlando. Survivors include his wife, Frayda, Orlando; sons, David Oliphant, Nashville, Tenn.; and Larry Oliphant, Orlando; daughters, Gail Oliphant, Orlando, and Evelyn Martinez, Orlando; and six grandchildren. Mr. Oliphant was born in Miami and resided in Tampa from 1950 until moving to Orlando in 1991. He was a former member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the DAV. Graveside services will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Rodeph Sholom Cemetery
with Rabbi Marc Sack officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Congregation Rodeph Sholom Youth Fund.
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