BAKER, Patsey Ann, 54, of Plant City passed away on October 6, 2001. She is survived by her mother, Christine Hatley; one son, Steven Givens; two daughters, Renee Givens and Carol McDowell; two brothers, Billy Hatley and Jerry Hatley; two sisters, Jennifer Bowers and Bernice Adams. Mrs. Baker was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Funeral services will be he ld on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Holland. Interment will follow in Hopewell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
BALAZSI, Elizabeth, 89, of Plant City, passed away October 6, 2001. Survived by her loving family. Services are 11:00 a.m. October 10 with visitation October 9 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial F.H.
BURGESS, Leonard W., 74, died October 5, 2001. Survivors: wife, Ida; brothers, George, John, and Lester; sisters, Jean, Margie , Norma, and Patricia. U.S. Navy veteran WWII. Moss Feaster F.H.
DAVIDE, Joseph Thomas, 79 of New Port Richey, died October 7, 2001. Survived by wife, Theresa; three sons; one daughter; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist
DEWOLF, Constance F., 76, of Apollo Beach, passed away October 6, 2001. Survived by husband Robert; two sons, David and Christopher; and two grandchildren. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Life Path Hospice. Sun City Center Funeral Home, (813) 634-9900
DODDS, Beulah, 84 of Tampa passed away Saturday, October 6, 2001. She will be sent to Ft. Lincoln Funeral Home for services at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery
in Brentwood Maryland.
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DOYLE, Donald John, 72 of Tampa went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2001. Don was the manager of the Public Storage at 9210 Lazy Lane. He was the beloved husband of Claudine, the wonderful father of Dianne Taylor and Debbie Ervin, the cherished `Papa` of grandchildren Tami Kent, Robbie and Donnie Robinson, Timothy Taylor and Clinton Ervin and of great grandchildren Josiah and Caleb Kent, and loving mentor of Chuck Taylor and Jaime Kent. A funeral service will be held October 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Internment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Shriners Hospital for Children, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030-3701 in his memory.
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EVANS, Sally, 57, of Tampa, died October 5, 2001 in Tampa, Fl. She is survived by aunt, Sara Barber of Plant City, Fla.; cousin, Gazelle Roman and husband, Louis of Plant City, Fla.; numerous cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gazelle B. Mowrey. Graveside services will be Held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or donations to LifePath Hospice in her memory.
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FELSBURG, Rev. Charles Lee, age 72 of Brooksville Wesleyan Village died October 5, 2001. Visitation for friends will be 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tues., October 9, 2001 at the Brooksville Wesleyan Church where funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. George Harris officiating.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home Brooksville Chapel
GABLE, Leo W., 61, died October 5, 2001. Survivors include wife, Susan D.; son, Michael T.; step-daughter, Lara J. Harbison; brothers, Terry and Douglas. Retired military Avionics. Wilder Fountains F.H.
GLADEAN, Joy Blume, age 76, of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. died Saturday October 6, 2001, at Largo Medical Center. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Gladean moved to Florida in 1983. Preceded in death by her husband Frank R. Blume, who died as a result of Lou Gehrig's Disease.Gladean is survived by two sons, Stephen Blume of Clearwater, Fla. and Daryl W. Blume of Largo, Fla.; and two daughters, Debbie Blume (Coia) of Clearwater, Fla. and Lisa Blume Monago of Chicago, Illinois; a brother, Doug Walter of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and three sisters, Marlene Beckhart, Patricia Klefot and Monzelle Quire all of Louisville, Ky. And also eight grandchildren, Tye G. Blume, Tory C. Blume, Tara L. Blume, Francesca L. Coia, David Ian Coia, Loren C. Coia, Lucas A. Blume, and Sydney A. Blume. Visitation will be h eld on Tuesday October 9, 2001 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 6160 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707. Arrangements by Moss - Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services (727) 446-2375.
GRAY, Rosalind Cummings, age 60, born July 23, 1941 in Tampa, Fla., died on Thursday, October 4, 2001, after a long bout with lung cancer. Rosalind is survived by her husband of 30 years, Prof. Kenneth E. Gray of Duquesne Law School; by her son, Kenneth E. Gray, Jr., an investment manager for the Overseas Private Investment Corp., an agency of the United States Government in Washington D.C.; a brother Douglas W. Cummings, Sr., of Orlando, Fla. and two nephews, Douglas W. Jr., and Alexander Cummings. On February, 13, 1971, she married Kenneth E. Gray and on September 22, 1972, their only son Kenneth E. Gray, Jr., was born. Rosalind was a 1959 graduate of Plant High School. For a number of years, she was an Executive Secretary to Carl Friedrich, Prof. of Government at Harvard Univ. Rosali nd received her Bachelor's Degree in 1976 from Loyola Univ. of Chicago and after moving to Pgh., she received her MBA at Duquesne Univ, in 1985. During her years in Pgh., she was actively involved in Public School Governance in Mt. Lebanon, taught various Business courses at the Univ. of Pgh., and for a number of years was the Pgh,. Administrator for the SMH Bar Review Co. and in the mid 1990's wa s house manager for the Upstairs Theater in Bloomfield/Garfield. A woman of great Strength and Character, she was the sweetest and most beautiful of women and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral arrangements by Beinhauers, McMurray, Pa. (724) 941-3211.
GREEN, Rev. PhilipNorman, 85, of Tampa passed away October 4, 2001 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Rev. Green is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rev. Montez Green, Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God; daughter, Norma Lamberton and her husband, Donald of Niagara Falls, Canada; two grandchildren, Philip Wayne Werner and Debra Montez Nicholls; four great grandchildren Kristen and Jonathan Nicho lls and Derek and Shyanne Werner. Rev. Philip Green was known as the talking Bible, having read the entire Bible through over 40,000 times. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct 8th at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God, 6015 Interbay Blvd. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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HENDRICKS, Bill Jr., 53, passed away October 4, 2001. Survivors include son, William L. Hendricks III; daughter, Heidi Hendricks; sister, Terrie Schuler; one granddaughter.Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, today.
HILL, George Frank, 60, of Temple Terrace, Fla. died Friday, October 5, 2001 at University Community Hospital, Fletcher. Survived by loving family. Born in Athens, Ga., he came here in 1968 from Atlanta. He was currently a Sergeant with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, where he had served for 30 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Belmont Baptist Church, 4730 N 56th Street, Tampa on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m.
IPPOLITO, Annie B., 93, of Tampa, passed away Saturday October 6, 2001 in Tampa.She was preceded in death by her husband Ignazio. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Torres and husband Frank; son, Frank B. Ippolito and fiancee Phyllis T. Varsalona; sister, Angie Resta and husband Benny; sisters-in-law, Clara Belluccio and Lily Ippolito; brother-in-law, Jack Ippolito; two grandchildren, Aaron Alfano and wife Dawn and Andrea Alfano; one great-grandchild Jonathan Alfano. The Family wishes to express their special thanks to the staff at Health & Rehab Care Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 12 noon at Blount, Curry & Roel Armenia Chapel. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9:00 p.m. at
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Armenia-AP Boza Memorial Chapel
KEHOE, Mrs. Marion L., 75, of Palm Harbor, died October 5, 2001 at Mease Countryside. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward Kehoe, Palm Harbor; and her sister, Josephine Graham, Boston, Mass. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater. (727) 467-0922
LAWSON, Mitsuko I. `Mitzi`, of Plant City, Fla., passed away on October 5, 2001 at her residence with her loving family at her bed side. A native of Sendai, Japan, and a local resident for 45 years, Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband, A.W. Lawson of Plant City, Fla.; her two sons, David Lawson and Michale Lawson, both of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; her daughter, Sherry Black of Lakeland, Fla.; her brother, Stomu Ishkawa of Japan; six sisters, Yoshiko, Keoshi, Toshiko, Katsuko, Kimiko and Okiko all of Japan, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 9, 2001 at Wells Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Goff to officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, October 8, 2001, from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Final interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Plant City, Fla.
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LAZZARA, Nelson D., age 48, of Tampa passed away October 5, 2001. Survivors include his loving wife, Audrey Lazzara; loving sons, Joseph A. Gonzalez and wife, Desiree, Nelson A. Lazzara and Domenick G. Lazzara; and loving grandson, Joseph N. Gonzalez. Mr. Lazzara was a third generation owner of Columbia Jobbing, Inc., and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be offer ed for the repose of his soul on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Blum, Associate Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Joseph A. Gonzalez, Nelson A. and Domenick G. Lazzara, Carmine Lavarone, Tim Lazzara, Joseph A. Lopez, Jr., Archie Giannella and Carlos Garcia. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the chapel of
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LYNN, Eva Mae, 85 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, formerly of Tampa, passed away October 4, 2001 in Wisconsin. Native of Parrish, Fla., she is survived by daughter, Lila Peters of Milwaukee; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver `Doc` Lynn. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Keystone Cemetery, Odessa, Fla.
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MARSH, Doshie B., 86 of Valrico passed away October 6, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Marsh and a son, Phillip Wayne Marsh. Survivors include her son, Timothy W. Marsh of Valrico; granddaughter, Deana A. Marsh-McKean of Seffner; two great-grandchildren, Wayne Cody Marsh and Matthew Phillip McKean; sister, Nettie Mae Hudson and husband J.W. of Lakeland; three brothers, J ames Lewis Butts of Lakeland, Doc Butts of Sebring and Joe Butts of Keysville, Fla. A native of Coffee County, Ala., Mrs. Marsh came to the Brandon area in 1951. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Memberships include the DAV Chapter 4 Women's Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Hillsboro Memorial, 689-8121
MARTINEZ, Ines, born Cayey, Puerto Rico, April 20, 1908, resident of Temple Terrace, died Sunday, October 7, 2001. Her late husband Jose' Martinez was known for his championship Paso Fino horses. She is survived by her son, Jose' Martinez, Jr. and grandchildren, Armida Ines, Jose' Miguel, Rosana, Victor, Mark and Rafael. Visitation will be held this evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with interment to follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. C.E. PREVATT FUNERAL HOME/988-7371.
MILLAGE, Russell, 80, of Tampa, died October 3, 2001. Survived by wife, Janet; three sons; three daughters; two grandchidren. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Veterans Cremation
MORGAN, Richard, 69, died Saturday, October 6, 2001. Survived by his wife Jeanette of 50 years; seven sons; seven daughters; 37 grandchildren; three great grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation.
PARKER, Waldean Leddon, 68 of Plant City died Sunday, October 7, 2001. She was a nutritionist at Lowe's Nursing Home. She is survived by One brother Hilmer Leddon, Orlando; four sisters, Roydell Kelly, Defuniak Springs, Jeanette Kilpatrick, Pensacola, Wynell Brown, Plant City and Delorise Chancy of Valrico. Haught Funeral Home 717-9300
Buckles, 87, of Tampa, passed away October 2, 2001. She is survived by her niece, Mary Kay Sousa of Budapest, Hungary and her nephew, Warren Buckles of Madison, Wis. Mrs Reaney taught in the Hillsborough County school system at H.B. Plant and Robinson High Schools. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Pilot Club of Tampa. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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SPARKS, Doriece, 91 of Tampa died October 5, 2001. She was born in Chanute, Kansas and was a member of the L.A. Breakfast Club, also a member of the National Organization for Women. Her survivors include Son, John Sparks, daughter, Nancy Rhyne and two grandchildren.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
ALEXANDER, Charles H., 80 of Zephyrhills, died October 3, 2001. Survived by son, Charles; two brothers, Tom and Donald; two sisters; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Oakley F.H.
BRATZ, Edward J., 60, of Dade City, recently retired Captain for the City of Miami Fire Department, died Sunday, October 7, 2001 at home. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Jean Bratz; two sons, Michael Bratz and his wife, Deborah of West Palm Beach and Timothy Bratz and his wife, Heidi of Palm Bay; a daughter, Tracey Wilken and her husband, Stephen of Miami; his mother, Vera Bratz of Kissimmee ; two brothers, Richard Bratz of Kissimmee and Robert Bratz of Pearyland, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Robert, Gage and Tristan Bratz of Palm Bay, Zachary and Joey Wilken of Miami and Kristi and John Turner of West Palm Beach. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., he moved to Dade City in 1996 from Miami. He retired in 1999 from the Miami Fire Department. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Joseph. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Pat Revel officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, October 10, 2001 at the Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his honor to the Sacred Heart Child Care Center, 32245 St. Joe Road, Dade City, Florida 33523.
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BUSH, Jr., Hubert Earl, 71 of Zephyrhills, Florida formerly of Canastota, New York died October 6, 2001 at his home after a long illness. His parents, Hubert and Mary Bush preceded him in death. A brother, Harry Bush and sister, Catherine Ruszczyk, of East Syracuse, New York also preceded him in death. His wife, Gladys Lenora of 52 years; three daughters, Terry Temple of Zephyrhills, Florida, V irginia (Arthur) Tooke of Zephyrhills, Florida, Betty Jane (Weslie) Tooke of Oneida, New York and three sons, Hubert, III of Ruther Glenn, Virginia, George of Zephyrhills, Florida, Martin (Marty) of Canastota, New York survive him. He has 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Four sisters, Genevieve Hill of Canastota, New York, Phyliss Rank of Zephyrhil ls, Florida, Shirley Pelkey and Pearl Bush of East Syracuse, New York, also survive him. Mr. Bush moved from Canastota, New York to Zephyrhills, Florida in 1971. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was self-employed for 30 years in Florida. He was a member of NCHA, Good Sams, Sertoma Ranch, American Legion, DAV AIS and VFW for many years. A Funeral Service will be held, at Whitfield Funeral Home Chapel 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2001. Following the service Mr. Bush will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell. The family will be accepting friends at the home of Hubert and Gladys Bush.
HANCOCK, Peggy Ann, 70, of Dade City, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2001 in Dade City. She is survived by her husband, Richard `Dick` Hancock of Dade City; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kitty Green and Hobart Jones of Barboursville, Va., Cindy and Jim Stone of Spartenburg, S.C. and Julie and Ricky Gordon of St. Joe, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Lea Hancock of Dade City; 10 g randchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two daughters, Vicky Green Speight and Nancy Hancock. She was born April 23, 1931 in Greensboro, N.C. and moved to this area in 1967 from Galveston, Texas. She married Richard Dale Hancock, a member of the prominent pioneer family in Pasco County, October 25, 1962 in Wilmington, N.C. She was a life member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and was a volunteer at Pasco Regional Medical Center. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the Townsend House Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of Pasco Inc. c/o 3539 Universal Plaza, New Port Richey, Fl. 34652.
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MOORE, Paula L., 53, of Ridge Manor, died October 6, 2001 at Pasco Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Joe; a daughter, Angela White of Dade City; a son, Curtis White of Binghamton, N.Y.; and a brother, Sam Ferguson of Owego, N.Y. A native of Harrisburg, Pa., she moved to this area in 1992 from New York. She was a waitress and was Baptist.
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BETHKE, Charlotte, 82, of Zephyrhills died Monday, October 1, 2001 at her residence. Mrs. Bethke is survived by two sons, Keith Bethke of Zephyrhills and Jan Bethke of Swedesboro, New Jersey; one daughter, Marilyn and husband Walter Salentina of Williston, Florida; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin she moved to this area 15 yea rs ago from Thompson, Georgia. She was a retired bookkeeper in Real Estate and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Hays officiating. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Hernando/Pasco Hospice.
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ELBERSON, SR., Norman T., 73, of Zephyrhills died October 7, 2001, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Pearl; five daughters, Patricia Flynn of Earleville, Md., Margaret Bradford of Foxcroft, Pa., Donna Chapin of West Grove, Pa.; Gloria Boyle of Upper Darby, Pa. and Margaret Konczal of North Carolina; three sons, Norman, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va., Timothy of Henderson, N.C. and Matthew o f Glenolden, Pa.; a sister, Anne Leonetti of Glenolden, Pa.; twenty-seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to the area in 1979. He was a US Army veteran and served in the Korean conflict; He was a member of American Legion #118, Moose Lodge 2276, and Eagles 1156 all of Zephyrhills; a member of the Bull Hendry Chapter 11th Airborne Division Association; a volunteer fireman in Pennsylvania for thirty-four years and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zephyrhills. A Memorial mass will be celebrated by Father John Hays on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zephyrhills. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Pasco, 13933 17th Street, Dade City, FL 33525.
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INNERBICHLER, Jacqueline, 47, of Wesley Chapel died October 9, 2001 at St Joseph Hospital. She is survived by her husband Brian; a daughter, Stacey Wester; two sons, Jeremy and Justin; a brother, Steve; three sisters, Jill, Gerri and Jan and two grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.
STOCKMAN, Diana, 60, of Zephyrhills, died October 9, 2001 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Dade City. Survivors include her fiance, Gordon Holbrock; two daughters, Brenda Lane of Zephyrhills and Bonnie Freeman of Canada; two sons, Matthew Lickers of Zephyrhills and Nathan Lickers of Rochester, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. A native of Canada, she moved to this area in 1996 from New York. She was a homemaker and was Catholic.
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