SCHLOTTACH, Deborah Lynne, 49, of Tampa died December 2, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son, David; daughter, Ginger; brother, Don Tankerly of Port Mansfield, Texas; sister, Bobbie Guthrie of Lumi Island, Wash.; nieces, Shelley McWilliams of Amarillo, Texas, Paula Riley of Clearwater and Sherry Bartlett of Phoenix, Ariz.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services
SHELLMAN, Janie A., died November 29, 2001. Survived by a daughter, Jacquelyn Hedlund and other family. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church.
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TORRES, Louis A., MSGT USAF, Ret., age 52, of Tampa, passed away November 26, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Keiko C. Torres; sons, Joaquin L. Torres of Palm Bay, Fla. and Manuel Juan Torres; step-mother, Consuel Torres of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Jimmy Torres of Dallas, Texas and Juan Torres of The Woodlands, Texas; sisters, Linda Tubbs of Houston, Texas and De Marengo of San Antonio , Texas and granddaughter, Isarina Torres. A Funeral Mass was offered for the repose of his soul at the MacDill Air Force Base Chapel with Interment in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
VIBBERT, Virginia H., 81, passed away in the early a.m., November 27, 2001 after a long illness. Born in Hopedale, Ohio and a resident of Tampa for 22 years and also lived in Miami 40 years. Employed by Dale County Tax Collector and as receptionist for Dade County Seaport for 31 years and 12 years as VP in present husband's business. Virginia is survived by her husband, George S. Vibbert; niece , Marci Waldick and niece, Mary Mazzocco. She is preceded in death by husband, Walter Brostman; sisters, Margaret Stringer, Elsie Albany, Louise Morgan and Lorraine Polen. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, December 9, 2001, 3:00 p.m. at BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel
WALKER, Jessie Mae died December 1, 2001. She's survived by three children and loving family. Services will be Dec. 8, 2001 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church College Hill.
Aikens Funeral Home
WILSON, Mr. Edward F., 82, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001. Mass of the Resurrection for the repose of the soul of Mr. Wilson will be held Friday, December 7, at 12 Noon, at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1203 N. Nebraska Ave., Father Edward Lamp, pastor officiating. Edward was born in New York City. A Ford Motor Supervisory employee, he lived in Detroit, Michigan for eighteen years before moving to Tampa in 1988. Edward was a member of the Suncoast Chapter of Submarine Veterans of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Pearlyne Louise; a daughter, Katherine and husband, Aaron Carey; two sons, Mark and Gregory and their wives Karen Livingston-Wilson and Brenda Wilson, respectively; grandchildren, Jessica, Gregory, Jr.; sister, Alice Bennett and her daughter, Patricia Swai lley; many many nieces and nephews; seven sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law. The remains will repose at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 6. Fraternal services and Catholic wake services will begin at 6 p.m.
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WIRICK, Robert A., 92, of Sun City Center died December 2, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Francis; sons, Stanley and Richard; and daughter, Carolyn.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
YOUNG, Pearl Maxine Goff, 72, of Thonotosassa passed away Monday, December 3, 2001. Preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Irby and her brothers and sisters, Jewell Griner, James, Paul and Fred Smithwick. She is survived by her sons, Larry and Randy Goff of Thonotosassa, Fla.; daughters, Kathie Henderson of Seffner, Fla. and Nondis Little of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Jack and Lamar Smithwick; sisters, Bobbie Horne and Mary Dell; and ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A native of Moultrie, Ga., she has resided in the Tampa area since 1961. Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Friday at the West Thonotosassa Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 til 8:00 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel.
BARTHLE, Lucille Jarvis, 80, of St. Joseph, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, 2001. She is survived by one daughter, Martha E. Carpenter of St. Joseph; two sisters, Jeanette Head and Elta Whilden, both of Homosassa, Fla.; three grandsons, Guy, Dean and Jason Osceola, all of Naples, Fla.; and one great-granddaughter. A native of Homosassa, she moved to this area 50 years ago from Miami. She was th e owner of Lucille's Christmas Tree Farm, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was very active with the San Antonio Boys Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Kissel as celebrant. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home in Dade City.
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BUERGER, Pearl A., 91, of Dade City, died Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2001. She is survived by two sisters, Louise Amdal and Bertha Fox, both of Dade City; one step-daughter, Georgia Harvestine of Warrenville, Ill.; several step-grandchildren; and one nephew, Ronald and Barbara Weissenborn of Albuquerque, N.M. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; five brothers and three sisters. A native of Plainfield, Ill., she moved to Dade City in 1995 from Warrenville, Ill. She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and a member of the Homemakers Extension. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Prayer Group of St. Mary's Episcopal Church with Rev. Lewis Tanno officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be made to the Building Fund of St. Mary's Church or to the Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
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DUNCAN, Ann (nee Ostrander), born June 7, 1904, age 97, passed away Dec. 4, 2001. Predeceased by her husband, Donald Duncan, late Chief of Police of Waukegan, Ill. Anne was a Methodist and founder of Westside Camera Shop, still existing in Waukegan, Ill. She is survived by daughter, Beverly Anne Coulombe; brother, Robert C. Ostrander and sister-in-law, Eleanor Ostrander; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Duncan resided in New Port Richey for the past twelve years.
GERHART, Margaret, 98, died Nov. 25, 2001. She. is survived by a brother and a cousin, Ruth Thiebout of Winter Haven, Fla. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at The Edwinola in Dade City, with Pastor Dean Walter officiating.
Kelly Memorial Funeral Home.
HILLARD, Chet, 59, of New Port Richey died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. He is survived by son, Jeff; brother, Ben; sisters, Nancy Kirchen and Sarah Servis.
DOBIES FUNERAL HOME, NEW PORT RICHEY.
STRATTON, Janet, 88, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 4, 2001. She is survived by husband, Milton; daughters, Jonell Gschwind, Bethany Miller and Catherine Johnson; and seven grandchildren.
BELL, Barbara `Gail`, 67, of Lakeland, died December 3, 2001. She is survived by sister, Sandrea Andrews of Lakeland; a niece and a nephew.
Heath Funeral Chapel.
BENNETT, Annie, 71, of Naples passed away in Brandon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. She is survived by a loving family.
SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME
BERKLEY, Lilian A., 67, of Dunedin, died Dec. 3, 2001. Born in St. Kitts, West Indies, she moved to Dunedin from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in 1995. She was a Methodist by faith, and supervisor for 17 years at Galleon House Hotel in St. Thomas. Mrs. Berkley is survived by three sons, Trevor Martin of Bronx, N.Y., Witson `Witty` Joseph of Tampa, and Hugh `Jahmari` Joseph of Dunedin; three daught ers, Thelma Godwin and Velma Martin, both of St. Thomas, and Awilda Morton of Bronx, N.Y.; her mother, Agnes Godwin of St. Kitts, West Indies; two brothers, Franklin Weeks of Virginia, and Geraldo Weeks of St. Croix; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 693 South Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33764. (727) 446-2375
BIEBER, Rowland `Rolly`, 90, of Oldsmar, died on Dec. 4, 2001. He is survived by wife, Enid; three sons; one daughter; one stepson; one step-daughter; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey
BOGGS, Helen E., 78, of Plant City, formerly of Cygnet, Ohio, died December 3, 2001 at University Community Hospital in Tampa. She is survived by her husband, Carl E. Boggs; son, Steven C. of Plant City; sisters, Geraldine Carnicom and Virginia Coss, both of Ohio; and two granddaughters. Helen was born September 1, 1923 in Cygnet Ohio. She attended First United Methodist Church in Stuart, Fla., former member of Faith United Methodist Church in Cygnet, Ohio and was currently attending First Baptist Church in Plant City. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jerry City Cemetery
in Jerry City, Ohio with Reverend Howard M. Mayne, Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 503 N. Palmer St., Plant City, FL 33566.
Arrangements by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, Ohio.
COKER, Elizabeth Scott, formerly of Lakeland and Tampa, died in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 28, 2001, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Annie Scott of Lakeland. She was born in Kinston, N.C., October 1, 1916 and moved to Lakeland in 1921. She was a graduate of Gordon Keller School of Nursing and served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. She is recognized for her military service in the Women in military Service Memorial in Arlington, Va. While in the military she met and married her husband of 57 years, Richard G. Coker, CW04 USAF Ret., who passed away on December 29, 1998. She worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Florida and Virginia while raising three children and moving from military base to military base as the wife of an Air Force officer. While li ving in Tampa she was an active member of the First Baptist Church and WMU. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her goodness, kindness, love of life and faith, and for her extraordinary cooking skills. Her recipes and cooking hints (especially her chocolate pie, chocolate cake and potato salad) will pass on to her children and grandchildren and will be enjoyed at family gatherings for generations to come. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard G. Coker and her brother Marshall Craig Scott of Lakeland. She leaves behind three children, Richard G. Coker, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Rodney L. Coker of Plantation and Patricia Coker Vail of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; her sister, Evelyn Scott Sumner of Lakeland and her sister-in-law, Edna Wheeler Scott of Lake land. She will be laid to rest with graveside services in Arlington National Cemetery
next to her husband who was buried with Full military Honors. Arrangements handled by KRAEER FUNERAL HOME, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 954-565-5591
CROSBY, Linell Kersey, age 60, of Plant City, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2001. Mrs. Crosby was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She is predeceased by her brother, Ronnie Kersey in 1971. Survivors include her husband, Ken Crosby of Plant City; one step-son, Michael K. Crosby of Orlando; one step-daughter, Kenya Crosby of Lakeland; two daughters, Kim Robinson and her husband, Tommy of Plant City and Karen Johnson of Orlando; one sister, Sandra S. Crosby and her husband, James of Dover; two maternal grandchildren, Navannah and Marissa Robinson; four step-grandchildren, Tiffany, Dustin, Summer, and Taylor Crosby; and one step-great-grandchild, Keishan. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 6, 2001 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Services will be on Friday, December 7, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Joe Bowles officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home
DASH, Paul, 77, of Lakeland, died Dec 1, 2001. Survived by five daughters and several grandchildren. Services will be Dec. 6, at 1:00 p.m., at Florida National Cemetery.
Heath Funeral Chapel.
DEMPSEY, Nathan Cornett, January 22, 1917, to December 4, 2001, lifelong Brandon resident, passed away in her home with her family, under the care of Hospice. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank `Wayne` Dempsey; son, Jim Dempsey; daughter, Carol Hurley and husband, Howard Hurley; four grandchildren; granddaughter, Michelle Richie and husband, Danny Richie; grandson, Scott Dempsey and wife, Shaila Dempsey; grandson, Kevin Rees; and grandson, Brian Dempsey and wife, Lori Dempsey; four sisters, Claudeen Huett, Carolyn Summerall, Catherine Poteat and Betty Ehrhart; and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Dempsey was born in Chipley, Georgia and moved to Brandon in 1926. Mrs. Dempsey retired from the Hillsborough County School Board. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a che rished grandmother. She loved her family and the Lord. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Brandon. Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stowers Brandon Chapel and interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 2:00 til 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
DOWDLE, David Lee, 49, of Monticello, Fla., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. A native of Highlands, North Carolina, and a previous resident of Tampa, he had lived in Monticello since 1999. He was a self employed truck driver; a Mason with the Blue Ridge Lodge #435, Highlands, N.C.; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Patsey Dowdle of Monticello; one son, Donald Lee Dowdle of Highlands, N.C.; one step-son, Donald Hilson of Tampa; one daughter, Lea Dowdle of Highlands; three step-daughters, Wanda Hilson of Monticello, and Dawn Hilson and Sheila Hilson, both of Tampa; two sisters, Leona McMahan of Franklin, N.C., and Dorothy Miller of Highlands; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at 2 p.m., in the Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel, Monticello, Fla. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at
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