CROSBY, Vernon R., 70 of Valrico, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2001. He is survived by two sons, Vernon Crosby, Jr. of Dover and William Crosby of Valrico; one daughter, Theresa L. Crosby of Dover; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area, and a member of and Deacon of Sydney Baptist Church, Sydney, Fla. He was a U.S. Air Force vet eran. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Sydney Baptist Church. The family will receive friends, Friday, July 27, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Church.
DAVIDGE, Edith, 89, of Haines City, died July 25, 2001. She is survived by a son, Gordon, and two daughters, Mary and Jane. Oak Ridge Funeral Home
Elizabeth (Davis), age 99, of Tampa, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at The Grand Court-Tampa. Survived by her son, and daughter-in-law Charles T. and Carol Eldredge, of Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband T. Fay Eldredge and her son, Robert L. Eldredge. Born in Dickey, GA. on Jan. 27, 1902, she graduated from Georgia State Teachers College and moved to Tampa in 1924. Mrs. Eldredge wa s a board member and one of the founders of the Hillsborough Association for Retarded Citizens. For over twenty five years she operated a nursery school and kindergarten in South Tampa. Mrs. Eldredge was a member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Dr. John T. DeBevoise will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial contributions to LifePath Hospice or to a charity of your choice.
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HENLEY, Donald Nathion, 59, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., passed away July 24, 2001 in Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Jolene Henley; a daughter, Dawn (Becky) R. Henley; and a son, Samuel G. Henley, both of Land O' Lakes. He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Thompson and Patricia McBride of Land O' Lakes; and a brother, Robert L. Henley of Defuniak Springs, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Born September 21, 1941 in Dade City, Fla., he was the son of the late Gordon L. and Ruby Snipes Henley. Mr. Henley was a US Coast Guard veteran and a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Land O'Lakes. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 28 from 4-6:00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, SR 54, New Port Richey. Funeral services will take place Sunday, Jul y 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, Pastor Terry McKenzie will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to James A. Haley Nursing Home, c/o GPS Acct# 9039, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
HUTCHINSON, Mary Lou, 81, of Lake Wales, died July 22, 2001. She is survived by four sisters, a brother, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
Belcher Polk Co. Funeral Home
JONES, Sr. Mr. Joseph, 78, of Tampa, died July 23, 2001. Survived by wife, Loretta; eight children; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters.
Wilson Funeral Home.
KNITTEL, Sonnet Carter, beloved Sonnet has finally found relief from her horrible headaches on July 25, 2001. Preceded in death by her father, Bill Carter, Sr.; and survived by her mother June Carter; husband George; daughter, Lisa and her husband Rob Mattis; sisters, Lynn Carter and Nita Lopez; brothers, Bill and wife Linda, and John and wife Betty; grandchildren William and Nicolas; dear fri end Tony; and other family and friends who invite you to join us for a loving farewell. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday 10:30 a.m. at Hurrah Cemetery, Alafia Baptist Church on Highway 39 in Picnic, Fla.
Hamilton Funeral Home
LAKE, Paul F., 45, died July 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons: Jeremy and Colin; his mother, Grace; two brothers, James and Gregory; seven sisters, Maree, Grace, Jean, Joanna, Carol, Kate, and Clare; and extended friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeremy and Colin Trust Fund. National Cremation Society, Tampa
LOGAN, Mary Ann, died July 23, 2001. Survived by one sister, Corine Logan; two nephews, Frank Logan, Jr. of Richmond, Va.; and Rudolph Logan; two nieces, Betty Lawson of Stevinson, Ca. and Barbara Wiggs; and other relatives and friends. She was a retired Hillsborough county school teacher.
Aikens Funeral Home
LYALL, Jesus, 81, died July 25, 2001 in Brandon. She is survived by her husband, Ollie; three sisters, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Born in Mexico, she moved to this area in 1991 from Chicago. She was Catholic and worked in an electronic factory. Visitation will be July 29, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with services on July 30, 2001 at 12:00 p.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial F.H.
McGOVERN, Vincent P., 80, of Tampa died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Survivors include three sons, Kevin, Terence, and James all of Tampa; a daughter, June; three granddaughters Kayla, Kara, and Lauren; a niece Patricia and a nephew, John. Mr. McGovern moved to Tampa in 1967, was a construction superintendent for 40 years served in the Army and Merchant Marines during World War II. Graveside services with military honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery
on Monday at 10:00 a.m. MARK III FUNERAL HOME 831-9444.
McKINNON, Gordon, at age 72, passed from this earth Monday July 23, 2001 while surrounded by family and loved ones at his home on Davis Islands. Gordon is survived by his children David, Kenneth and Karen and their families, his wife Edna and her two sons, Bruce and Gary, his sister Twyla Jacklin, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who love him dearly. A wonderful man wi th a highly creative mind, Gordon has made many close friends across the USA and Canada with his dynamic personality and generous nature. Among his many accomplishments Gordon created Seamco Laboratories Inc. in 1968, a national company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. He was a pioneer in the epoxy river rock and Flo-Crete decking business, the creator of Foam WonderWall building system and the holder of numerous patents. Gordon will be greatly missed and will live on forever in our hearts. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Adams & Jennings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, 6900 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, Fla. (813) 237-3345.
MODRICH, Frank J., 77, of Port Richey, died July 24, 2001. He is survived by one brother and three sisters.
Arlington Funeral Home
MOWREY, Myra B., 88, of New Port Richey, died July 24, 2001. She is survived by three daughters, a brother, three sisters, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Michels & Lundquist F.H.
MUNDEN, Eleanor, , 79, of Dade City, died July 16, 2001. Survivors include three daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Gulf Breeze Cremation and Burial Society
OSTEEN, James C., 51, passed away July 25, 2001 at Hospice of Pasco, due to a brain tumor. His girlfriend, Beulah Fisher, was at his bedside. He is survived by his parents, Clayton and Pauline Osteen of Lakeland; his daughter, Tammy Selman of Brooksville; his sisters, Ilona Hughes of Palmetto, Sharon Bostick of Plant City, Katie Lamb and her husband, BG, of Kathleen; granddaughters Ciara and Je nna Selman; his ex-wives, Jeanette Owens and Linda Vaillancourt. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rickey. He grew up in Brandon and worked for Cargil for 25+ years. The family will receive friends on July 27 from
6-8:00 p.m. and funeral services will be July 28 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Walding officiating. The pallbearers are Ron Selman, Billy Joe & James Cook, Cecil and Clayton `Corky` Bostick, Marco Gonzalez, Buddy Appin and Rick Parsons.
Hodges Family Funeral Home
PERRY, Charles S., 80, of Tampa, died July 21, 2001. He is survived by children, Kenneth, Ross, and Clemmie Perry. Services July 28, 11:00 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Wilson Funeral Home
RIVERA-GARCIA, Francisco, 77, of Tampa, died July 25, 2001 in Tampa. Survivors include his daughters: Susan Antonacci and Elizabeth Rivera; son: Francisco Rivera.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Armenia - A P Boza Memorial Chapel
ROBERTS, Patsy Ruth Norton, 69, died July 23, 2001. Survived by three sons, a daughter, and brother. Memorial service will be held Friday 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens.
SCHOEWE, Suzanne Marie, 52, of Lithia, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2001. Suvivors include her husband, David G. of Lithia; mother, Marie Herman of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Edward J. Herman, Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and David Herman of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Barbara Burrill of Dayton, Ohio. Suzanne lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1978, coming from Ohio. She was a member of the Ame rican Society of Interior Designers, and the Florida Association of Interior Designers. She was a graduate of Sandusky St. Mary's High School, and graduated from the University of Florida, with a B.A. in Interior Design from their school of Architecture. A funeral mass will be conducted Monday, July 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Sunday July 29, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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SERPHY, Marie Decilia, 79, of Tampa, died July 20, 2001. She is survived by three daughters, one brother, three sisters, and 15 grandchildren.
Eastside Funeral Home, Inc.
TAYLOR, Lois I., 88, of Tampa, died July 20, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia I. Taylor.
Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home (727) 733-2300
WRIGHT Marguerite W., age 85, of Tampa, passed away July 25, 2001. A native of Sylvania, Georgia and resident of Tampa since 1959, Mrs. Wright was a southern lady, preceded in death by her son, J. Thomas Wright. She is survived by her sons, Elton `Gene` E. Wright, III and wife, Peggy; George B. Wright andwife, Beverly; and David A. Wright; grandchildren, Colleen and Kelly Wright, Kimberly Gorm an and Christopher Wright; great-grandchildren, Timothy Wright and Sarah Nobles; sister, Mary Williams, Augusta, Georgia; and nephew, Horace Fleming and wife, Rebecca and their family. Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Sylvania City Cemetery, Sylvania, Georgia. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of
GONZALEZ FUNRAL HOME
YAVORSKI, Betty, age 76 of Tampa, passed away July 20, 2001. Survivors include her nephew, James Tucker; family of friends, Polly, Kathy, Wilma, Mary and many others. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa. and resident of Tampa since 1962, Mr. Yavorski was a member of Forest Hills Christian Church and a member of the Eastern Star Port Tampa Chapter #178. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Christian Church, 10902 N. Armenia Ave., with Jonathan Beard, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at Forest Hills Christian Church.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
BAILLIE, Floyd Eugene `Gene`, 74 of Monticello, died July 22, 2001. Survived by wife, Dora; three daughters; one brother; one sister; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Beggs F.H.
DILLON, Shirley E. 56 of Ruskin died July 23, 2001. She is survived by her husband, two sons, four daughters, two brothers and eight grandchildren. LEWERS FUNERAL HOME.
GONZALEZ, Marcelino, 89, of Tampa, died July 25, 2001 in Tampa. Survivors include his wife Antonia M. Gonzalez and Family. Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon one o'clock at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Armenia - A P Boza Memorial Chapel
HADDAD, Kamal Steven, age 16, lifelong resident of Tampa, died Mon. July 23. 2001 as the result of an automobile accident. Survived by his parents, Naji and
Gina Haddad, brothers, Michael Haddad and Danny Haddad, all of Tampa, paternal grandparents, Kamel and Inaam Haddad, Beirut, maternal grandparents, John and Sue Kelley, of Tampa, and Erika and Bill Cobb, aunts, Patty Ellsworth, Brenda Huckaby, Loretta Haddad, Wafa Haddad, Linda Hope, Lucille Berry, Kay Ambrose, Janet Lockley, Susan Turney and Theresa Reese, uncles, Said Haddad, Nabih Haddad, Na zih Haddad, Ghassan Haddad, Lyle Kelley, Marty Cobb, William Cobb, David Lockley, Danny Lockley, and William Cobb, cousins, Casey Ellsworth, Shane Huckaby, Jenna Cobb, Andrea Kelley, John Kelley, Hyatt Haddad, Nadia Haddad, Omar Haddad and Farah Haddad. Steven attended Sickles High School and was a former student at Westgate Baptist, where he was also a member of the church. He was an employee of Busch Gardens. He enjoyed sports, especially football and basketball. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Westgate Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. Friday evening at the church.
BLOUNT, CURRY & ROEL West Hillsborough Chapel
HALSEY, Wesley James, 20, of Tampa died suddenly Sunday, July 22, 2001. He is survived by his loving and extended family: mother, Kellie Sue Cannon and Patrick John Huskey; father, Wesley E. Halsey II and Betty Sue Stidham; brothers, Adam Eugene and Benjamin Allen Halsey; sister, Tesa Lucille Halsey; fraternal grandparents, Gene and Betty Halsey; maternal grandmother, Alice Benton and Gerald J ohnson; adoring aunt, Tammy Mittelman and husband, Greg; uncles, J.D. Cannon, David Cannon and wife Becky; cousins, Courtney Canada, Mary Christy Cannon, Debra Jean Cannon, and Alice Marie Cannon. Wes was born in Tampa, attended Gaither High School and was employed by Sizemore Construction. His pallbearers will be Bill Halsey, David Halsey, Adam Halsey, Wesley E. Halsey II, Joe Fowler, Joey-Colema n, Kevin Ross, Richard (Cowboy) DeGray, Frank Willis and Charlie Smith. Services will be held at Glass Funeral Home Chapel, 6718 N. Armenia Ave., Friday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday one hour prior to service time. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his memory to the Joshua House, P.O. Box 19 07, Lutz, FL 33548. `We will miss Our Lil' Wes, his puffy cheeks and twinkling eyes and especially the power he had to make us laugh. Wes' music and infectious giggle will ring in our hearts forever.`
Glass Funeral Home 932-5308
HENDERSON, Verona Dudley, 89, passed away Monday, July 23, 2001 in Seminole, Fla. where she had resided the past 10 years. A native of Tampa, her grandparents were pioneers of Hillsborough County. She was preceded in death by husband, Gettis A. Henderson and grandson, James Russell Kennedy. She is survived by daughters, Patricia Henderson Levy of Tampa and Barbara Henderson Moyer of Santa Rosa, California and son-in-law J. Leonard Levy, and seven grandchildren, Jana Levy Barrett and husband Richard, Ann Levy Skalaski and husband Charles of Ridgewood, N.J., Tricia Levy Ritsch and husband Bob of Alexandria, Va., Joy Henderson Levy of Tampa, Fla., David Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy and Mark Moyer all of California. Mrs. Henderson known to many as Pat, was active in the PTA having held office at Mitchell, Wilson, and Plant. She was very active in Tampa Little Theatre including leads in several plays. She had been an active member of the Davis Island Community Church. Private graveside services are planned.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home Serenity Gardens Chapel