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HESTER, Raymond Earl, 81 of Tampa passed away Dec.13, 2001. Known as `Johnny` to his friends and family in his hometown of Shelbyville Indiana, he called Tampa home since 1955. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Jeanette; son, Steve; daughter, Sally and son-in-law Mario Nunez; son, John and daughter-in-law Linda; and daughter, Suzanne. He was a beloved 'Grandpa' to four; Alex and Nick Nunez; Matthew and Rachel Hester. A World War II veteran, he was a First Lt. in the USAF piloting the B-26 Bomber. Ray also worked as Sales Manager for Lamont Shimberg helping to develop what is today Town N' Country Park. Before retiring to his home in Lutz, he would own and operate White Sands Mobile Home Park. Mr. Hester will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to LifePath Hospice of Tampa. Ray, Daddy, Grandpa Hester was loved and appreciated, and will be missed dearly.

KELLY, Evelyn Burkett, 80, of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Tampa, died Friday, November 23, 2001 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta after a brief illness. She was born in Tampa and spent her childhood in St. Petersburg. She is survived by her husband, Horace C. Kelly; and her three sons, Patrick, Dennis, and David Kelly. Other survivors include seven grandchildren and one grandchild. A memorial service was held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Aiken, S.C.

LANCASTER Sr., Paul R., 70, passed away in Lutz, Florida Dec.13, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Lancaster; three sons, Paul Raymond Lancaster, Jr., Michael Robert Lancaster and Mercer Jesse Hogan; a daughter, Linda Rose Thomas; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers, Bob, John and Don Lancaster; two sisters, Betty Jean Conway and Dorothy Mohr. Mr. Lancaster was born in Dunbar, Pennsylvania and had lived in Lutz since 1960. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lutz. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec.16, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3010 West Azeele St., Tampa, 33609.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Lutz-Land O' Lakes Chapel

LEVINS, Rutherford B. `Butch`, 88, of Lutz passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Hilda J. Williams and her husband Tony, Lutz; granddaughters, Tonya Malone of Boca Raton and Tia Sebree of Conroe, Texas; five great-grandchildren. Mr. Levins was a member of the Masons, Hillsborough Lodge #25 F& AM for 55 years and retired from Civil Service in 1960. A Masonic Graveside Service will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lutz Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Lutz-Land O' Lakes Chapel

McMILLAN, Gary Rose, 65, of Tampa, passed away Dec. 13, 2001. He was a devoted and loving husband and father and dearly loved by his grandchildren. He was respected and loved by family and friends. He is survived by wife, Marilyn E. McMillan; son, Todd Ross McMillan; daugh- ters, Brenda Sue Tolley and husband Michael, and Holly Dee Edwards and husband Rob; three sisters, Donna Breker, Nancy Bookmyer, and Jean McMillan; four grandchildren, April R. Tolley, Lee A. Tolley, Ross C. Edwards, and Sadie B. Edwards. He served in pastoral ministries for fifteen years. The churches were in Blachleyville, Ohio, Oneida, N.Y., and Seekonk, Mass. A funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at Christ Community Church, 6202 N. Himes Ave. with interment to follow in Florida National Ceme tery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary support to be sent to Mission to the World Donations (PCA), P.O. Box 116284, Atlanta, GA 30386-6284, for Todd McMillan acct# 14794. Please add in memory of Gary Mcmillan. This is for Todd's ministry in Lyon, France, where he is serving as a teacher at the American School of Lyon. The family will receive friends Sunday at 2-4 p.m. and again at 6-8 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME

MOORE, James C., 78, of Holiday died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001. Survived by wife, Rosemary; son, Paul (Debbie), Riverview; and grandson, Michael.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

O'DELL, David J.,82, of Brandon, died Dec. 1, 2001. Survived by his wife, Zinat; son, William and sister Eva Moore.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services

POWELL - Winifred Denmark Powell, 79, a resident of Green Cove Springs, Florida and formerly of Tarpon Springs, Florida passed away on Friday, December 14,2001. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Fred Powell; daughter Sharon Johnson; son Fred, Jr.; brothers Joe and Keith Denmark; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God, Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 17, 2001 in the highest Praise Family Church, 1350 E. Lake Rd., Tarpon Springs, Florida, with Rev. John Raley officiating. Interment to follow in Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs.

SKOK, George William, 81, of Tampa, died Dec. 14, 2001, under the care of LifePath Hospice, after a brief battle with cancer. He was a retired electronics salesman and a Marine Corps Corporal in World War II, serving in the Pacific area. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where he served as a RCIA Sponsor, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and was a member of the choir. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his son and his wife, Timothy and Mary Ann Skok, Tampa; daughter and husband, Kathryn and Edward Brune, Alpharetta, Ga.;daughter and husband, Jane and James Brihan, Nashua, N.H.; brother, Herman Skok, Hazel Park, Mich.; sisters, Catherine Hellman, Fenton, Mich.; and Theresa Lussier, Battle Creek, Mich.; and six grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4522 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL. 33611. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, with a Wake and Rosary Service beginning at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL MacDill Avenue Chapel

SPANO, Joseph 74 , passed away Dec.14, 2001. He survived by sisters, Frances Dale and Isabel Guida. He was a Army P.O.W. in the Korean Conflict

SULLIVAN, Sylvia Dawson, 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. She is survived by three sons; five daughters; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
Ambassador Mortuary Service.

TOLBERT, Douglas Jr., 32, of Plant City, died Dec.10, 2001. Survived by his wife Heather; sons, John and Jacob; daughters, Alicia, Ashley, Allison and Haylee; brothers, Billie, Paul, Brad and Bryan of Lake City, Mike, of Riverview; mother, Jeanie and father Douglas Sr. of Lake City. A remembrance will be held at Springhead Park, Plant City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 at 6 p.m.
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TYRRELL, Spencer, a native and resident of Tampa died Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Sabrina; two daughters, Lindsay, Alexandria; sisters, Patricia Salzgeber and Ann Gonzalez; and one brother, Allen Tyrrell; and his father, Allen. He was a Presbyterian and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was also a member of the Carrollwood P.T.A., Carrollwood Civic Association and the Carrollwood Water Conservation Committee. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Carrollwood Elementary School or the Children's Home Inc. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 p.m. BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL
Carrollwood Chapel

VASQUEZ, Edward, 44, of Tampa died Dec. 6, 2001. Survived by two sons; three daughters; four brothers and two sisters.
Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services

ZEIGLER, Rae H., 47, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Woodlawn F. H. Chapel (407) 293-1361. Survived by loving family.

ANDERSON, Sr., William Edward `Bill`, 65, of Gibsonton passed away on Friday, Dec.14, 2001. He is survived by his loving family.

APPLETON, Bethany L., 25, died Dec.15, 2001 at her residence. Survived by her husband, William III; parents; maternal grandmother; two brothers; and one sister.
International Mortuary 727-544-8884.

ASHCROFT, Peggy Lewis, 58, of New Port Richey, died Dec. 14, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; a niece; two brothers; and two sisters. Michels & Lundquist F.H. 727-845-1957.

BAILEY, Clara, 60, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday, Dec.13, 2001. Survived by husband, Thomas; son, James Maguire; and daughters, Eileen Gaeta and Diane Brohan.
Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

BATTLE, Ruth, 71, passed into God's loving arms on Dec. 13, 2001. She is survived by her husband, John M.; son, Ronald and wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Linda and Lynn; grandchildren, Danielle and Nicholas, and Ansley and Tammy Crook. Ruth was a wonderful wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed; no more pain, no more fighting. We love you more than words can express and saying good-bye hardest part. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Villa Madonna School in Ruth Battle's name. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001. Swilley Funeral Home.

BRIDGES, Robert Sr., 87, (M.Sgt. USAF ret.) passed away Dec.14, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Florence; son, Robert `Butch` Bridges, Jr.; daughter, Roberta `Bobbie` Buklad; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 till 9 p.m.
Hillsboro Memorial 689-8121

CAMPBELL, Louise W., age 89, of Tampa, passed away December 12, 2001. She is survived by sisters, Mertice Westberry and Inez Forkel; brother-in-law, Fred Forkel; nieces, Virginia Freeman, JoAnn Chapman, Linda Kilburn and Nancy Lightner; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was very devoted to her family and church and loved by all. Funeral services will be held at 2.00 p.m. Monday afternoon at East Chelsea Baptist Church with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Church service. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to East Chelsea Baptist Church.

CARVAJAL, Estela, 85, of Tampa, passed away Dec.14, 2001. A native of lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Carvajal was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raul Carvajal and is survived by her daughters, Gloria Carvajal and Sandra J. Bustin and husband, Tom; son, Henry Carvajal; grandchildren, Anthony Carvajal, Jennifer Reyes, Mark Ware and Michael Reyes; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Andrew Ware; brothers, Raul and Homero Robles. Please omit flowers. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock at the chapel of Gonzalez Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the chapel of

COY, Phyllis M., 72 of Toledo, Ohio and formerly of Florida, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001 at the Franciscan Care Center in Sylvania Township, Ohio. Phyllis had a passion for life and served her community as a Volunteer at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Florida, and literacy volunteer for Project Read. Her main life's work outside of her family was helping people learn to read and achieve literacy in their lives. She is survived by her loving family. Services were held in Sylvania, Ohio. The family suggests that those wishing to give memorial tributes in the form of charitable contributions, please consider the Project Read for literacy foundation or the Sylvania Franciscans.
REEB FUNERAL HOME - Sylvania, Ohio

CUEVAS, Antonia, 79, a resident of Plant City, passed away Dec. 14, 2001. She is survived by her son, John Cuevas; three daughters, Rosa Cosme, Aida Garcia, Milagrosa Cuizon; one brother, Eusebio Perez; three sisters, Maria Perez, Rita Perez, and Virginia Perez; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday evening, Dec. 17, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Victor Diaz officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home thirty minutes prior to services.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery

CUTHBERTSON, Vera Carpenter, a resident of Lithia passed away Dec.14, 2001. Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Charlie L. Cuthbertson, Sr. She is survived by two sons, C.L. Cuthbertson, Jr. and wife Sybil of Jacksonville, and James `Jim` Cuthbertson and wife Brenda of Lithia; four grandchildren, Stephen, Chuck, Daniel, and Timothy; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Charlie, Kaylee, and Julia. Mrs. Cuthbertson was a lifelong resident of the area, a School Bus Driver for Pinecrest School, member of Daughters of the Confederacy, and an active member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church for 64 years. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec.17, 2001 from Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Howell and Rev. Earl McMichen officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon (today) 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery

FOX, Connie Rene, 37 of Riverview, passed away Dec. 14, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; mother, Marie Lovens and her stepfather, Bobby; brothers, Timothy, Rodney, Pat, Ralph, and Richard; one sister, Angie Doll. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the chapel. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Funeral Home

GROSS, Pincus, PhD., 77, died in Tampa on October 4, 2001. He is survived by friends and family. A retired faculty member of the Dept. of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida, he also had a private practice in in Clinical Psychology as well as a history of service as a Cantor, machinist, and union organizer. Through his excellence in teaching applied humanistic psychology, Dr. Gross changed lives and supported hundreds of graduate students in entering careers in the helping professions. His vast knowledge of how people grow was supported by a deep belief in accepting personal responsibility and expanding awareness combined with a style that was challenging and loving. Considered a legend by many of his students, his life will be celebrated at th e Unitarian Universalist Dome, 11400 Morris Bridge Rd. in Tampa on Dec. 21, 2001 from 5 to 7 p.m. Friends and family are invited. Tax deductible donations in his memory may be sent to Dovi's Playhouse, 1712 Ave. T, Brooklyn, NY 11229.

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