BIRMINGHAM, Mr. James C., 54, of Tampa, passed Thursday, September 13, 2001 of natural causes. He was a devoted husband, father, son , grandfather, brother and friend. Survivors include his wife, Cienwen; two daughters, Rene' and Jodi; and one daughter, Traci, who preceded him in death. He is also survived by his parents, Ancel and Bea; two granddaughters, Ashley and Sable; five sisters, Jane, Mary, Susan, Cindy and Lynn. He was raised in Louisville, Ky., and resided in Tampa for 25 years. He was a commercial real estate broker and a member of the C.A.B.A. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Glass Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions, in his memory, may be made to the family.Glass Funeral Home 932-5308
BRADLEY, George W., 58, longtime baseball front office executive and Chicago White Sox special assistant to general manager Ken Williams, passed away unexpectedly of cardiac arrest September 14, 2001 in Tampa, Fla. Survivors include his mother and father, Mary and Kenneth Hartnagel; sisters, Sandra Lawson and Kenna Ellinger; brother, Michael Hartnagel; stepsister, Joann Ruhl; uncle, J.F. Lucas; nephews, Patrick Lawson, R.J. Ellinger, Derek and Kyle Hartnagel; nieces, Amy Ellinger, Robin Desmond and Angie Newhouse. Mr. Bradley was hired by the White Sox in September 1991 as their national crosschecker and held a variety of positions with the organization before being named special assistant to Williams prior to the 2001 season. Mr. Bradley, who was named baseball's East Coast Scout of th e Year in 2000, also worked for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, the Oakland A's (1968-71), Philadelphia Phillies (1972-80), Detroit Tigers (1981-85), California/Anaheim Angels (1986-88) and the New York Yankees (1988-91). Funeral Services will be held at a later date at Irwin-Scott Funeral Home in Glen Carbon, Ill. Interment will be in Bartlett Cemetery
in Edwardsville, Ill. In lieu of flowers, contr ibutions may be made to the American Diabetes. Association or to the Tampa Children's Hospital, Pediatric Heart Center at St. Joseph's Hospital in memory of Mr. Bradley. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the chapel of
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Marguerite, 84, passed away on September 11, 2001 at her home in Tampa, Fla., where she had been a resident since 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, former Chief of Police in Tampa, Neil G. Brown. She is survived by her son, Michael Neil Brown, of Tampa, her daughter and son-in-law, George and Sharon Ann Brown Dragneff, of Tampa, five grandchildren, three great grandchi ldren, a niece, two nephews and many cousins. Mrs. Brown was born in Linden, Florida, where she met and married her high school sweetheart. She was a homemaker, a member of the Linden United Methodist Church, The Greater Tampa Woman's Club, The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mary Custis Lee Chapter, Clearwater, and was a Legionnaire with The Sons of Confederate Veterans, John T. Leslie Camp. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at the Linden United Methodist Church, Linden, FL. Interment will follow in Linden Cemetery. Following the cemetery service there will be a reception at the church. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who so desire may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society of the American Heart Assoc.
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BURSA, Bessie Zavadil, 91, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at John Knox Village. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Martin; son-in-law; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born in Chicago, she moved to St. Petersburg from Indianapolis in 1967, and to Tampa in 1996. She was a past Worthy Matron of Bethlehem Chapter 169 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
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CABRERA, Robert W. `Bobby`, age 36, went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Mary Appleby; his brother, James Butler and wife, Cynthia; his sisters, Anna Julsing, Patricia Cox, and Brenda Sue White. He is also survived by his fiancee, Yvonne Barry; his daughter, Amanda Morganstern and husband, Colin; his grandson, Colin `Big Boy`; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 17, 2001 at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.
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CAMERON, David Bruce, born Indianapolis, Indiana December 26, 1949, died Tarpon Springs, Florida, September 13, 2001 of a primary brain tumor. David graduated from King High School, Temple Terrace and received a Bachelor Degree and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of South Florida, Tampa. He worked in computer engineering for Honeywell, Paradyne, Nokia, Sybus, as well as other local companies. David had a pilot's license and had flown from Clearwater Airport. He is survived by wife and companion of 18 years, Barbara Blackman; stepdaughter, Kimberly Elderkin; and grandsons, Joshua and Jonathan of Lakeland; stepdaughter, Robin Murphy of Sarasota; father, Bruce Cameron and sister; Katie Gulley also of Tarpon Springs. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor
CASSELS, Carl D., 86 of Tallahassee, died September 13, 2001. Survived by wife of 64 years, Jewell; two sons, Leslie and Leon; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Culley's MeadowWood
CHAN, Ting, 81 of Tampa, died September 12, 2001. Born in China, he was a Buddhist. He came to Brandon 1975, from New York and was chief cook for Tung Nam Restaurant in Brandon. American Heritage
CHRISTENSEN, Mari Elizabeth, age 88 of Tampa, passed away September 15, 2001. Survivors include sons, Rick Christensen and Robert Christensen, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; sister, Norma Schultz, Boulder, Colo.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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CLEAVER, Robert Edward, 66 of Seffner, Fla. passed away Thursday, September 13, 2001 of Lung Cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carol R. Cleaver; his five children, Jean, Bobbi, Chris, Albert and Brian; nine grand children; four great- grandchildren. Born and raised in Erie, Penn., one of five children, Richard, Whitey, Patricia Curry and Mary Ellen Crane. He was loved by all that he touched. He came to the area 6 years ago from Savannah, Ga. Retired from the Federal Government agency, OSHA after 25 years as an assistant Area Director and retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. He was of the Catholic faith. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Stowers Brandon Chapel. Services will be conducted Wednesday, at the funeral home 10:00 a.m., with one hour prior visitation. Internment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., 12:30 p.m.
COX, Russell, 61, of Ruskin, Fla. died September 14, 2001. He is survived by his companion, Beatrice Almond and loving family. Arrangements Family Funeral Care Sun City Center, FL 813-634-9900.
CRAMER, Eric, age 32, of Tampa passed away from heart failure September 13, 2001. He leaves behind his wife Janet; son: E.J.; mother: Sharon Cramer; sister: Kim Hernandez, her husband and daughter, Frank and Ariana, and father: Cliff Cramer. Eric was a loving, wonderful, strong, and generous husband, father, son, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle and friend to everyone. An overall amazing person ! Funeral services will be held at Garden of Memories Funeral Home (4207 East Lake Av.) with the Pastor Robert Green of Abundant Life Fellowship Church officiating. Interment to follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday evening 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to E.J. Cramer.
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ESTEVEZ, Sylvia, age 75, of Tampa, passed away September 13, 2001. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Estevez is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Benny Estevez; children, Pete Estevez and companion Pam Hess; Frances Andux and son-in-law Orbe; and Peggy Pricher and son-in-law Dale; brother-in-law, Tony Estevez and companion Blanche Ygual; sister, Dolores `Lola` Collera; si ster-in-law, Aida Velo; grandsons, Michael and Steven Andux; aunt, Amelia Garcia; and beloved caregiver, Sylvester Harris. Funeral Services will be held on Monday afternoon at one o'clock from the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home with interment to follow in Gardens Of Memories Cemetery. Pallbearers include Pete Estevez, Orbe Andux, Jr., Dale Pricher, Michael Andux, Steven Andux and Tony Estevez, Jr . Honorary pallbearers include Tony Estevez, Sr., Ralph Guincho and Sylvester Harris. In addition to flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes. Association in memory of Mrs. Estevez. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the chapel of
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GIBBS, Margie Carter, 78 of Tampa, Florida, passed away on September 13, 2001. Mrs. Gibbs is preceded in death by her son, Dow E. Carter; and is survived by her husband, Stanley D. Gibbs; sons, Robert Jr., Charles and Sonny Carter; sisters, Betty Caldwell and Judy McCoy; grandchildren, Terry Smith, Robin Williams, Sherry Buckland, Sonny Carter Jr., Sonya Karakurt and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2001, noon at the funeral home chapel. The burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the chapel of
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GIBSON, Carl H., 71, of Tampa, died September 10, 2001. Originally from Decatur, Ala. he is survived by his wife, Lydia Gibson; his four daughters, Mary Gibson-Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, Audrey Ficca, Frances Fernandez, and Dorothy Freel, all of Tampa; and six grandchildren.
KETTER, Steven B., 60, of Tampa, died September 8, 2001. Survived by one daughter, Michele J. Ketter; and two grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation
LEVY, Barbara Adela, died Friday, September 14, 2001. A native of Tampa, Mrs. Levy was born on December 20, 1912. She was a homemaker and also a sales clerk at W.T. Grant Department Store. Mrs. Levy lived for several years in New York and St. Petersburg with her beloved husband, Edward Jack Levy, who died in 1999. She is survived by two sons, Joseph W. Foerster and his wife, Peggy, Zephyrhills and Michael G. Foerster and his wife, Dianne, Brandon; grandchildren, Liesl Marie Doty and her husband, Rich, of Wisconsin, Michael J. Foerster of Brandon, Dana Gold and her husband, Benjamin of New Jersey, and Rick Wooten of Lakeland and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Nicholas Doty and Chloe Gold. Services will be private. Please omit flowers.
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Hedrick, 78, of Tampa passed away September 13, 2001. She is survived by her husband, John F. Murphy of Tampa; son, Robert Hedrick of Alexandria, Kentucky; two daughters, Leigh Harris of Knoxville, Tennessee and Jeanne Hamm of Tampa; step children, John F. Murphy, Jr., Mary Murphy and Peggy Rhymes; twin brother, Linville Laurence of California; two sisters, Hazel Wall and Inez Stonestreet, both of North Carolina; ten grandchildren, Robb, Kristen, Jeremiah, Joy, Jenny, David, Melissa, Jamie, Jill and Matthew; and five great grandchildren. She was a member of Davis Island Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel. Rev. Jeff Parish, Pastor of Davis Island Baptist Church will officiate. The family will visit with friends prior to service. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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OWENS, Jack Wofford, 73, passed away September 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife, three children, six grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, two sisters and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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PALACIOS, Carmen G., 66, of Riverview died September 14, 2001. She was a life time resident of the area. `Come to me, all you that are tired and heavy laden and I, will give you rest` She is survived by her husband of 52 years Elias
Palacios; her children, Maria Castorena, Yolanda Gamez, Victor Palacios, Theodora Alameda, Johnny Palacios, Leo Palacios, Linda Palacios, April Palacios; 30 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2001 from 6-8:00 p.m at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 11:00 a.m. at First Assembly of God, 2322 11th Ave S.E. Ruskin.
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ROCHELL, Carol Faye, 66, of Tampa passed away Friday, September 14, 2001. She is survived by her husband, William Rochell of Tampa; daughter, Judy D. Rochell of Tampa; son, David M. Rochell of Schoeningen, Germany; granddaughter, Victoria Lynn Rochell; two brothers, Clyde G. Evans and James P. Evans both of Crown Point, Ind.; and sister, Phyllis Jackson of Athens, Ala. Mrs. Rochell was of the Baptist faith. Funeral services and burial will be held in Athens, Alabama.
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SOSEBEE, Betty Rollyson, 73, passed away September 12, 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Kim Przyborowski of Charleston, S.C. C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL HOME 988-7371
SPRANGER, Eduard H., 33, of Tampa passed away September 12, 2001. He was born in Clearwater, Fla. Survived by his lifetime companion, Kendrick Wallace of Tampa; mother, Lydia Spranger of Clearwater; brothers, Cameron of Hanover, MD, Kevin of North, S.C., Kurt of Tampa, Charles of Jasper, Ga.; sisters, Karen Wee of Budleigh-Salterton, England, Kristen Schaaf of Clearwater; and twenty three nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2001.
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ST. JOHN, Louise Quattlebaum Sahlman, 79 of Starke, Fla., died September 13, 2001 in Starke, following a long illness. Mrs. St. John is survived by one son, Donald and his wife, Peggy Sahlman, Jr. of Tampa. Born in Hinesville, Ga., on October 16, 1921, she moved to Starke in 1985 from Tampa. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Funeral services for Mrs. St. John will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, at First United Methodist Church wit Rev. Jerry Carris officiating. Interment will be in Crosby Lake Cemetery, Starke. Jones Funeral Home
YOUNG, Raymond C., 68, of Tampa, died September 12, 2001. He is survived by one brother, Edward and one sister, Nancy. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society
BAKER, Donald J., 78, of Temple Terrace, died Thursday, August 30, 2001. Don is survived by his wife of 58 years, June; their nine children, Virginia, Michael Jane, Christine, Cynthia, Barbara, Bruce, Brendan, Brian and Bradford; ten grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. He was born in New York City, graduated from Fordham University, served his country in World War II, and retired as a hospital administrator. He was a compassionate man with a wonderful sense of humor and a deep faith in God. Services will be held Tuesday, September 4, 12:0 p.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Temple terrace. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL HOME 988-7371
BALL, Velma F., 73 of Eatonton, GA passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2001. She is survived by her son, Boyd Clifton Ball, Jr. of Brandon, Fla; daughter, Roxanne Jenkins of Eatonton, GA; two brothers, Harold B. Field of Orlando, Fla and George Field of Reedsville, W.VA; sister, Burl Duncan of Romeo, Mich; three grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons. A native of Reedsville, W.VA she was a resident of Brandon, Fla from 1963 to 1990 moving to Eatonton, GA. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. Services will be conducted at the Stowers Brandon Chapel, Sunday at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. STOWERS-BRANDON
BERES, Faynette `Fay` G., 81, of Seffner passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2001. She is survived by her sons, Raymond B. Miller, Jr,. and wife, Freda, Randall Beres and wife, Ingrid; two grandchildren, Raymond Bart and Timothy A. MIller; and one great grandson, Timothy A. Miller, Jr. AMemorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m.Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the Temple Heights Baptist Church.
BOYDEN, Rebecca Lynn, of Largo, Fla, died August 31, 2001. She is survived by her Parents Mr. & Mrs. William and Pamela Boyden, four brothers, and one sister. Dunedin, died August Veterans Cremation
BROWN, Eugene William, died in the presence of his daughters, Jeanie and Chrissy and son-in-law Sean in the Saint Bernadette wing of Bon Secours-Maria Manor, Saint Petersburg, Florida on Saturday evening, August 25, 2001. Gene was born July 1, 1916 to Chester Arthur Brown and Honora Catherine (McDonnell) Brown in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his sisters, Hilda, Mary, Eileen, Viola and brothers, George and Chester. He was also predeceased by the two loves of his life, his wife of forty-seven years, Ruth Lillian (Hausler) Brown of Albany, New York, and by his fiancee Ada Harling of Valatie, New York. Family he loved and who loved him include daughter Patricia and husband John Byrne of Albany, New York; daughter Jeanie and husband Sean Fitzsimmons-Brown of Tampa, Florida ; daughter Christine and husband Norman Young of Nassau, New York; his sister Therese and husband Thomas McDermid of Bradenton, Florida; and grandchildren, Mary-Jo Khan, Lisa Brown, Erin Byrne, Dr. Michael Kopach, Jennifer Keller, Lauren Bristow, Gregory Young, Elizabeth Young, and great-grandchildren, Monica Khan, Marissa Brown, Christian Brown, Kari Langford, Isaac Kopach, Adam Kopach, Rebecca K opach and many nieces, nephews and caregivers at Bon Secour. Gene graduated in 1936 from St. Ann High School in Albany, New York as president of his Senior Class. He held employment with the New York Central Railroad and R.B. Wing of Rennselaer, New York. He lived most of his life in Albany and later at the family cottage at Kinderhook Lake, New York. He wintered for many years on Anna Maria Islan d in Florida and was an avid fan of basketball, fishing, and horse racing. He also enjoyed square dancing and music. A Memorial Mass was held on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Albany for the family in that area. A Memorial Mass will be held for his family and friends in the Florida area at Bon Secours-Maria Manor Chapel, 10300 4th Street North, Saint Petersburg, Florida on Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. Interment of his ashes will take place at the family plot in Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery, Valatie, New York at a later date. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, Florida, 33770, or to the Angel Care Program of Bon Secours-Maria Manor, 10300 4th Street North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716.
CAMPBELL, Marian B. B., 88, of Dover passed away at home Friday, August 31, 2001. Survivors include her son, James R. Brace, Dover; daughter, Barbara A. Rizzi, Tampa; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was born in Bowling Green, Va. and was a Baptist.
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