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CRAFTS, Elizabeth A. `Betty`, 64, of Apollo Beach, formerly of Wrentham, Mass., passed away November 4, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Harold H.; two sons, Kenneth of New Hampshire and James of Massachusetts; two daughters, Cheryl Fontain of Virginia and Donna Nelson of Massachusetts; and five grandchildren. She was a retired nurse, a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and the Caribbean Isles Park Ceramic Club. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Lewers Funeral Home. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association.


CRIST, Mr. John Letcher `Jack`, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., died on Sunday, November 4, 2001. Mr. Crist is survived by his two daughters, Suzanne `Shug` Crist Lockett and her husband F. Walker, and Libby Crist Stratton-Brook and her husband Hank; his former wife, Suzanne Crist Botts; and three grandchildren, John Walker Lockett, Hillary Elizabeth Stratton-Brook, and Anna Crist Stratton-Brook. A mem orial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte. Interment will be private for the family. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Mr. Crist was associated with Southern Dyestuff Corp. in Mount Holly, N.C. After 1963, he was self employed engaging in real estate investments and development, corporate investments, and farming. Mr. Crist was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church. He served as a Director of First Union National Bank, Charlotte; Gulf Life Insurance Co., Jacksonville; and Carolina Caribbean Co., Blowing Rock, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Myers Park Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC, 28207, or to the charity of the donors choice. Harry and Bryant Company

DANIEL, Edgel, 89, passed away November 4, 2001 in Tampa. He is survived by his wife, Dora; sons, Gary Fritz, Terry Fritz and Eric Fritz; daughters, Maxine Morrison Clower, Verline Cuff and Cheryl DePretoro; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Born in Charley, Ky., he moved to this area in 1963 from W.Va. Services will be November 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to LifePath Hospice or 1St Church Of God in Tampa. Hillsboro Memorial F.H.

DEGROFF, Nhan Thi `Cathy`, 64, died Sunday, November 4, 2001. Survivors include her husband, Albert; daughter, Linda Degroff; son, Kenneth Degroff; two sisters; and brothers. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, today, at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


DEVOR, Deral 89, of Valrico, died November 1, 2001 at Brandon Hospital. He is survived by his daughter, Joanna Anderson, of Valrico; son, Thomas Devor of Downers Grove, Ill.; sister, Ruth Williams, of St. Charles, III.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was born in Central City, Ill. and came here in 1999 from North Fort Myers, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2001 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.

DURRANCE, Margaret Elizabeth, 81, of Fort Meade, died November 3, 2001. Survived by a loving family. Services at First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2001. McLean Funeral Home

ELLIS, Claire, age 93 of Land of Lakes, passed away November 5, 2001. Born August 20, 1908, Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband of forty two years, Navy Lt. Commander, Dan K. Ellis. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Cox and her husband, Rod. Also survived by her sister, Sara Hederman of Jackson, Miss.; sister-in-law Kathleen Schwartz of Ocean Springs, Miss.; along with numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Brian Cox and Teresa Kuhl and great-grand- children, Hailey, Kasey, and Jordyn of Nebraska. Burial will be at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center.


FERNANDEZ, Claudio, 41, died November 2, 2001. He is survived by a sister, Louisa; fiancee, Rosemary Heyl; a nephew, David; a niece, Adeline and a great-niece, Lisette Hernandez. National Cremation Society, Tampa

GARGANO, Roseann Crisantemi, of Tampa, passed away Wednesday October 31, 2001 at home surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by husband, Salvatore Gargano of Thonotosassa and daughter, Christina Gargano of Tampa. She is the daughter of Christine Crisantemi Daly and step-daughter of James Daly. She was predeceased by father, Fortunato Crisantemi. She also is survived by brother, Richard Crisantemi of Tennessee.

C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home

GARLAND, Emory Malcome, Jr. 18 of Lutz passed away October 30, 2001 in Tampa. A young man loved by everyone. He is survived by his parents, Emory and Glada Garland; two sisters Nina J. Garland and Tammy Humes and her husband Michael; a brother, Gene Szeremi; paternal grandparents Betty and Desmond Gibbons of Tampa; maternal grandparents, Wallace and Waunita Haynes of Ohio; uncles Don, William, Chester, Robert and Thomas Garland; aunts, Lori and Karen Garland and Deanne Miracle; uncles Wallace, Wally, Tim Haynes; aunts Janet, Kimberly and their son Tyler Haynes; and cousins, Joey, Billy Jr., Nick, Chet Jr., Betty Jo, Kathy and Adam `who was like a brother to him.` and Michelle and Joy Garland; and his nieces and nephews, Keisha, Jesse, Clarence, Blenda Lalone, Bailey, Sara Jean Westbrook and Vicky. Emo ry attended school, was baptized and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Land O' Lakes, 5105 School Road Land O'Lakes, Fla. where memorial services will be held on Saturday November 10, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers will be accepted at the church and donations can be mailed to his parents at P.O. Box 2705, Lutz, FL 33548. Emory also was a senior at Gaither High School.

BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Lutz-Land O' Lakes Chapel

GIBBS, Timothy J., 48, died Friday, November 2, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Nancy; his two daughters, Jamie Gibbs and Kelly Gibbs; his son, Larry Wiezycki, Jr.; daughter- in-law, Kim Wiezycki; grandson, Adam Wiezycki; three brothers, Franklin (Punky) Gibbs, Tom Gibbs and Richard Gibbs; three sisters, Bonnie Gibbs, Betty Jo Gibbs and Jody Brooks, all of Tampa; his aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Joseph Gaspie and eight cousins, all of Wisconsin. A Graveside Service will be held today, 3:00 p.m. November 7, 2001 at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tim's name to a charity of your choice.

BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel

HAYES, Iva, of Tampa, died October 29, 2001. Survived by children, Robert, William, Larry, Ronnie, Charles, June, Thomas, Rachael, Connie and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home, 253-3419.

HORN, Jean A., 56, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday, November 5, 2001. Survived by husband, Bruce L.


JONES, Abraham, 66, of Valrico, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2001. Mr. Jones is survived by two sons, Steven Jones of Conway, Arkansas and Abraham `Abe` Jones Jr. of Conway, Arkansas; one brother, Dewitt Jones of Hendersonville, North Carolina; five sisters, Helen Cox of Zephyrhills, Georgia Clark of Lakeland, Ann Salman of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Dollic Jones Stepp of Edneyfille, North Carolina, and Mary Jones Hoots of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be at Wells Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.

Wells Memorial Funeral Home

KEGLEY, Patrick D., 83, of Tampa, died Sunday, November 4, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Frances Kegley; two sons, Robert Dale Beattie and Patrick D. Kegley II; two daughters, Donna Lynn Jaime and Kimberly I. Mejia all of Tampa; brother, Thomas F. Kegley of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Patricia Bryant-Durham of N.C. and Margaret A. Stickle of Orlando, Fla. and six grandchildren. B orn in Ironton, Ohio, he came to this area 42 years ago from Russell, Ky. He served in the US Air Force and worked as a self-employed carpenter. He also spent most of his life as a volunteer for the Caminiti Exceptional Center and also received the EDDY Award from the Hillsborough County School System. He also volunteered at the Shriners Hospital. Graveside services will be held Friday at Florida National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Contributions can be made in his memory to Camimiti Exceptional Center in Tampa.

Veterans Cremation & Burial Society (727) 467-0922

KNAPP, Doris L., 70, of Tampa, died November 4, 2001. Survived by son, Robin Knapp of Lutz. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. American Heritage Cremation.

KOSS, David, 79, died November 2, 2001. He is survived by four sons, Frank, Michael, David, and Gregory; a brother, Howard and two grandchildren. He was a decorated veteran of World War II who served in the US Army. He was born and raised in Detroit, Mich. National Cremation Society- Tampa

LOVAN, Jr., James G., 72, of Winter Haven, died October 31, 2001. Survived by wife, Beverly; three sons; two step-sons; step-daughter and 15 grandchildren.

Heath Funeral Chapel.

MALOOF, Nina, 61, of Hudson, died November 4, 2001. Survived by son, Charles E. of Calif.; brother, James Stone of Brandon and granddaughter, Sydney Maloof of Calif. American Heritage Cremation.

McCLINTOCK, Mary Helen, 84, of Lakeland, died October 31, 2001. Survived by her husband Donald W. McClintock; daughter, Judith Moore, and two grandchildren. Heath Funeral Chapel.

McCONNELL, Martha Vidal, 81, of Lakeland, died November 1, 2001. survived by husband, Duane F.; two sons; two daughters; brother and six grandchildren.

Heath Funeral Chapel

MORRISON, Jesse Lamar Jr., age 73, of San Antonio, Texas, born on March 20, 1928 in Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, October 29, 2001. Survived by wife, Floss H. Morrison; sons, Larry Morrison and wife Marcia and J. Lee Morrison and wife Helen, all of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Roshelle, Larry, Jr. and Jacquelynn. Mr. Morrison graduated from the University of Florida in 1951 with a degree in business. He served in the Army and Air Force. He worked for Lykes- Pasco in Dade City, Fla. He moved to Houston in 1963 where he worked for Zero Foods Co., which later became a part of Sysco Foods. He then moved to San Antonio where he was president of the San Antonio branch. In 1979 he went to work for Nordhaus. He was active at Trinity Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Services were held in San Antonio, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Baptist Child and Family Services, A Bridge called Hope in San Antonio, Texas or charity of choice. Arrangements with PORTER LORING.

NEARY, Brandy Leeann, 24, of Tampa passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001. NEARY, Gage Lee, infant, of Tampa passed away Sunday, November 4, 2001. Brandy is survived by her son, Dakota Allen Neary; father and stepmother, Alvin H. and Judi Neary Jr.; former stepmother, Mary Neary; five brothers, Brian, John, Matthew, Edward and Mark; three sisters, Michelle, Angel and Neeley- Jean; three step-br others, Kenneth, Charles, Michael, and three step-sisters, Donna, Carla and Paula. Gage is survived by his brother, Dakota Allen Neary. Brandy was a native of Beverly, Mass. and has resided in the Tampa area since 1986. Funeral services for Brandy and Gage will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Stowers Brandon Chapel, 401 W. Brandon Blvd. with Reverend James M. Garrett officiating. Interment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening (Wednesday) from 6:30 til 8:00 p.m. at funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and those who wish may make contributions to the Leukemia Society of America or the American Cancer Society.


PHILLIPS II, Mark A., 15, of Winter Haven, died November 4, 2001. Survived by father; mother and step-father; two sisters; one nephew; grandparents and great-grandmother. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home.

PITELIS, Michael, 41, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday, November 4, 2001. Survived by parents, Irene and Peter Markoulakis; sister, Maria and companion, Julie Tran.

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