LONGWOOD, Charles C., 75, of Dade City, died Thursday, Dec.6, 2001 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Jeanene Longwood; one son, Marc Longwood of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Debra Longwood of Sacramento, Calif.; three step-daughters, Debra Britton of Odessa,Vicki Britton of San Antonio, Fla., and Darla O'Donnell of Dade City; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A native of Portsmouth, Ohio, he moved to Dade City ten years ago from Fortville, Indiana. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Christian Church of Fortville, Indiana.
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MINERVINI, Virginia, 46, of Port Richey died Saturday, Dec.8, 2001. Survived by sister, Debra Such, Miami; and father-in-law, Tony, Port Richey.
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DAMPSON, Joyce, 68, of Gibsonton, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at the Kindred Hospital Tampa. She is survived by her sister, Lois M. Kime of Gibsonton, Fla.; and by aunts and cousins. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. (today) Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Services continue in Clarksville, Mich., later in the week. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of choice.
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DURAN, Mary L., age 75, of Tampa, passed away Dec.7, 2001. A native of Johnston County, North Carolina and resident of Tampa since 1957, Mrs. Duran was retired from Publix Super Markets and was a member of Palma Ceia Christian Church and the church's choir. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Henry C. Duran; daughter, Gloria Haywood and husband, Bobby of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Ama nda Haywood, of San Francisco, Calif., Bobby Haywood, Jr. and wife, Heidi, of San Diego, Calif., and Andrew Haywood, of Raleigh, N.C.; brothers, Joe Massengill of St. Pete., Fla., and Ralph Massengill; sisters, Matilda Batten and husband, Erwin, of Durham N.C., Jean Sawyer and husband, David of Houston, Texas, and Donna Pierce and husband, Doug, of Durham, N.C. Funeral services will be held Tuesda y morning at 11 a.m. at Palma Ceia Christian Church, 3516 Bay to Bay Blvd., with Rev. John A. Meisenbach officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends this evening Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
FORSMARK, Margaret `Peggy` Ann, of Odessa, Fla., formerly of Grand Blanc, Mich., passed away at home on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001. She was born in Flint, Mich., on Sept. 9, 1935 and is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Robert H. Forsmark of Odessa, Fla.; two daughters, Cheryl Forsmark of Clearwater, Fla., and Karen Utica and her husband Ron of Swartz Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Robin son of Winchester, Va., and Joanne Browder of Macclenny, Fla., and two grandsons, Robert and Chip Utica of Swartz Creek, Mich. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Rt. 54, New Port Richey, Fla., phone 727-376-7824. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 from 5-7 p.m. Flowers will be accepted.
FRANKOVIC, Carol Ann, 59, passed away December 4, 2001. Survivors include her loving husband of 38 year, Mr. Arthur J. Frankovic of Tampa; daughter, Lynn Marie Thielemann and her husband, Steve Matthew Thielemann; grandson, David James Thielemann all of New Port Richey. Mrs. Frankovic moved to Tampa in 1978 with her family from Atlantic City, N.J. She was a Customer Service Representative in Ba nking and attended Incarnation Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Town & Country Chapel of Mark III Funeral Home with a Catholic Wake service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Incarnation Catholic Church. Interment will follow to Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell, FL. We love you mom you'll always be in our hearts.
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HOLMES, Albert William, 80, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001.Survived by loving family.
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KINGREA, Kulin, Master Sergeant, Retired, 70, of Tampa passed away December 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy; and daughters, Cheryl Kingrea Toenjes of Omaha, Neb., and Vicki Boyle of Tampa. Other survivors include his sisters, Laverne Elkins and Lorraine Powell and their families. A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 13, at the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Further services and burial will be held in Pearisburg, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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LEATH, Paul H., 86, of Plant City, Fla., passed away at his residence with his loving family at his bed side and under the care of LifePath Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday Morning, Dec.11, 2001 at the City Church of God, 308 North Lemon Street with Reverend Robert Herring, to officiate. The family will receive friends at Wells Memorial Funeral Home on Monday evening , Dec., 10, 2001 from 6 till 8 p.m. A local resident since 1935, when he moved here from his native Woodburn, Kentucky, Mr. Leath was a member of the Plant City Church of God and a farmer. Preceded in death by his wife, Annie M. Leath on May 13, 2000, he is survived by his loving family; son, Leroy M. Leath and his wife, Elaine of Vero Beach, Fla.; his five daughters, Ernestine Thompson and her hu sband, Thomas of Macon, Ga., Mary Catherine Stafford and her husband, Lonell of Plant City, Fla., Virginia Johnson of Brantley, Ala., Faye Hall and her husband, Chuck of Plant City, Fla., Barbara Hutto of Plant City, Fla.; his sister, Gertrude Graham of Plant City, Fla., 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Final interment will be at the Mr. Enon Cemetery, Plant City, Fla.
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LIME, Prospero, 71, passed away at home in Riverview, Fla., Dec. 9, 2001. Born in the Philippines, he moved to Florida in 1999. He was a Catholic and a Physician. He is survived by his wife, Rosario; sons, Prospero Lime Jr. and Arnulfo Lime; daughter, Ophelia Alfonso; brothers, Leonardo Lime and Edmundo Lime; sisters, Rebecca Marty and Aurora Hernandez; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be Dec. 10, 2001 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with services on Dec. 11, 2001 at 2 p.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
OLIVA, Estela `Meca`, age 88, a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at her home on Dec. 7, 2001. She was a devoted spouse and companion to her late husband, Angel Oliva, Sr. for 64 years. Beloved, she was a super mom, grandmom, and great-grandmom to two sons, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She also served as mother to a number of nieces and nephews that lived with her for intervals ranging from six months to nine years. A totally selfless person, Meca opened her home to countless Cuban refugees. She found schools for their children and dedicated herself to helping them adjust to their new home. She was a profoundly loved and generous person. A strong supporter of Villa Madonna School, The Children's Home, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Mary Help of Christians, Villa la Paz, and The University of Tampa. We will miss her. She is survived by two sons, Angel Oliva, Jr. and wife Francey, and John E. Oliva and wife Lydia; six grandchildren, Islee S. Oliva of London, England, Tania T. Oliva of Dallas, Texas, John E. Oliva, Jr. and wife Suzanne, Mark A. Oliva and wife Heidi, Michael B. Oliva, Angel Oliva, III `Trey` and wif e Kelly; five great-grandchildren, Angelina, Alexandra, Lily, Carolina, and Ava Oliva; numerous nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends throughout the world. From `Nena` Gil in Venezuela to Cynthia Phillipson and Mary Diaz in California to Robert Diaz in Safety Harbor. The family wishes to express a special `thank you` to her very dedicated caregivers, Maria Georgaros, Marcia Quiroz, Anna Rodrigue z, Omyra de la Cruz, Zulma Vega, Gloria Jimenez, Rosa Romero, Georgina Benitez, Vanessa Corrigan, Mari Oquendo, Geneva Iriarte, Iris Diaz. Thank you also to Dr. Jose Cura, Dr. Lazaro Hernandez, Dr. Jose Joaquin Diaz, Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, and Dr. Joe Valenti for their special attention. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home, with intermen t to follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Pall Bearers: John E. Oliva, Jr., Mark A. Oliva, Michael B. Oliva, Angel Oliva, III, Robert A. Diaz, Dr. Lazaro Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Jose Cura, Julio Portales, Mario Leon, Frank Llaneza. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Villa Madonna School, The Children's Home, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Mary Help of Christians, Villa La Paz and The University of Tampa in memory of Mrs. Oliva. The family will receive friends this evening, Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m., with the recitation of the Catholic `Wake Rite` to begin at 8 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
PILSBURY, Adaline, 77, died Dec. 7, 2001. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at Funeral Home. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday. Survived by husband, Red, and loving family.
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RAULERSON, Carmen, age 90, lifelong resident of Tampa passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. Mrs. Raulerson was a L.P.N. and was on the nursing staff of Tampa General Hospital for 32 years and was of the Catholic faith. She was preceeded in death by her beloved husband, Doyle Raulerson. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Raulerson; grandchildren, Wade, Wendy and Gary Raulerson, and Michael and Christopher Culverhouse; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Raulerson along with several cherished nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa. Pastor Pierre Kennedy will officiate. Entombment will follow at L'Unione Italiana Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be, Wade Raule rson, Gary Raulerson, Philip Pullara, Joel Pullara, Justin Pullara and Frank Guagliardo. Honorary pall bearers will be, Jack Busciglio, Mike Busciglio and Mike Clementi. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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RODGERS, Howard E., 88, of Land O'Lakes passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife Georgia D. Rodgers and daughter, Peggy Joyce Harding.; two sons, James R. Rodgers and William Rodgers; one sister, Maxine Palmer; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and many loving close friends. A native of Tampa Mr. Rodgers was a retir ed Fire Chief with the city of Tampa, an avid fisherman, guitar player and singer with South Sea Islanders and played baseball with the American Legion Baseball League. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Billy J. Dickerson of the First Baptist Church of Mango officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to: Hospice House of Dade City, 13933 17th St., Dade City, FL 33525.
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RODRIGUEZ, Leopoldo, 70, of Tampa, passed away Dec. 7, 2001. Survivors include his sons, Pedro Rodriguez and Robert Martinez; his daughter, Ana Rodriguez; and eight step-children; four brothers; three sisters; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
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RUEFF, Ralph D., 89, of Tampa passed away December 9, 2001. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Rueff of Tampa; a step daughter, Anne Bailie, Tampa; a nephew, Brian Bailie, Tampa; a grandson, Matthew Rueff, Tampa; and two sisters, Dorothy Wilson, Franklin Ind., and Myrtle Linger of Hamilton Ohio. Mr. Rueff was a member of the First Baptist Church Of Tampa and was a re tired chemist. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Garden Of Memories Chapel, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, with The Rev. Tom Rives, Pastor of Carrollwood Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Tuesday until time of service.
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SPRAY, Joseph S., 79, of Tampa passed away Dec. 7, 2001. Mr. Spray was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Spray and son, Leonard V. Spray. Survived by his children, Joseph S. Spray of Tampa, Dennis F. Spray of Seminole, Janet S. Moyer of Tampa and Patrick S. Spray; his brother, William A. Spray of Orlando; two sisters, Frances King of Orlando and Mildred Jennings of Buffalo, NY; five grandch ildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Spray was a retired Master Sergeant U.S.M.C., served during World War IIand Korea. He later retired from the F.A.A. and was a member of Tampa Unity Church and American Legion Post #138, Port Tampa. The family will visit with friends from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday with funeral services beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow with Full military Honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
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WILKERSON, Bamma Grace, 71 of Balm, passed away Dec. 4, 2001. She was predeceased by her daughter, Pasty Marie Nettles and a son, Robert Wilkerson. She is survived by her husband, Bobbie; sons, James of Balm, and Eddie of Riverview; brother, L. Stanley; sisters, Mary Marks and Carol Jarman; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Until her illness, she was owner/operator of Wilkerson Tropical Fish Farm. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the chapel with Pastor Caryl Martinez, pastor in Thomasville, Ga. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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BONIN, Elliot Charles, 76, of Hudson, died December 9, 2001. Survived by wife of 54 years, Beatrice; sons, Robert and Wayne; and sister, Glory Jenkins.
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PAPPAS, Bessie, 83, of Holiday, died December 9, 2001. Survived by sons, George, Peter and James; brother, Ernest Hatzigoga; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
TURNER, Milton L., 79, of Zephyrhills died at his residence on November 30, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; a sister, Alene Duncan and husband, Richard of Midland City, Ala.; several nieces and nephews and a great-great-great-niece, Audrey C. Bradley. Born in Edison Junction, Fla., he moved to the area in 1954 from the Panama Canal Zone. He was an insurance agent for the Touchton Insur ance Agency in Dade City and a US Army veteran of World War II. A graveside service will be conducted by Reverend R. Craig Ford, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakside Cemetery. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home.
BOOS, Harold F., 82, of Tampa, died December 8, 2001. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Brown and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Rose Hill Cemetery
with Rev. Mark Tankersley of Trinity Presbyterian Church, officiating.
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BRYAN, Imogene, 92, of Tampa, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. Survivors include her daughter, Martha J. Hamblen of Tampa; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She worked for Tampa General Hospital for 38 years as a switchboard operator. She was a past member of the New Orleans Baptist Church for many years and presently a member of the Idlewild Baptist Church. A Funeral Servic e will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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