LIKE, Gregory E. Survived by his wife, Paula; daughter, Teryn; sister, Morgana Like of Tampa; sister, Michelle Chapman of Kennesaw, Ga.; parents; Edward and Ramona Like of Morrow, Ga. Prominent Tampa attorney born in Cumberland, Md.; served in U. S. Air Force; graduate of Univ. of Central Florida and Stetson College of Law; member of Florida Bar and Florida Trial Lawyers' Assoc.; Member of Grace Lutheran Church in Carrollwood and Tampa Palms Country Club. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be sent to the Huntington's Disease Society of America at 158 W. 29th St. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001-5300Memorial Service: Wednesday, Dec. 19th at 6 p.m. of Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W. Linbaugh Ave., Tampa, FL (off W. Dale Mabry)
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel
MCDONALD, Doris Jane, a resident of Plant City, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at James A. Haley V.A. Nursing Home. Doris Jane was predeceased by her husband, Glenn H. She is survived by her daughters, Glenda Kay Haney and Margie Lynn Willis and husband, Dusty; two grandchildren, Edwena Haney and John G. Willis and wife, Christy; two great-grandchildren, Kody and Jena Willis; and one sister, Delores Nichols. Doris Jane was an Army veteran of World War II, past president of the Plant City Women's Club; member of the D.A.V. Chapter #64; a volunteer at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital for several years and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. from Hopewell Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth G. Sanders officiating. I nterment will follow in Hopewell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to James A. Haley V.A. Medical Center, Nursing Home Care Unit-GPF#39, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Fla 33612.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
MONG, Jack R. 64, of Wauchula, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at his home. Jack was born in Union City, Indiana and came to Wauchula 18 years ago from Bradenton, Florida. He was a member of Union Baptist Church. He was a cabinet maker and for many years he was construction supervisor for DeLesline Construction, Inc., Palmetto, Fla. He was a member of Hardee Conty Airboat Club and Amvets. Survivors include his wife, Karen; father, Morris; stepson, Dan and wife, Gilda Cross, Monroeville, Indiana; two step daughters, Delora and husband, Dana Ford, Pompano Beach, Fla; and Barbara Lowden, Ft. Wayne Indiana; two daughters, Theda and husband Mike Kulick, Myakka City, Fla., and Rita and husband Bill Bruss, Atlanta, Ga., nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Monday 7 p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral, 529 W. Main Street (at Florida Ave.), Wauchula, Fla. 33873.
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.
COUTTS, Elizabeth, 86, passed away Dec.13, 2001 in Dade City. Survivors; two daughters, Louella Johnson and Betty Jones; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
WHITFIELD FUNERAL HOME
FRANCESCHINA, Geoffrey, 48 of Crystal Springs passed away Friday at his residence. Geoff came to this area 12 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. He is survived by three sons, Joseph, Jeffrey, and Christopher, all of Crystal Springs; two brothers, Peter of Huntington, N.Y., and David of Jackson, N.J.; and his mother, Alice Franceschina of Spring Hill, Fla. Geoff was Catholic and a commercial truck driver. He was a native of Queens, N.Y. Services are to be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in Richey Chapel with internment following in Oakside Cemetery
in Zephyrhills. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. with Father John Hays of St. Joseph Catholic Church officiating. Richey Chapel Coleman & Ferguson F.H. 38303 North Avenue Zephyrhills, Florida 33540 813-782-7676
SANDERS, Florence Edna Mabel, 83, of Grand Haven, Mich., (formerly of Zephyrhills, Fla.) died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 in Grand Haven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sanders; her son, James R. Sanders, and her special friend, Roland Violet. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, JoAnne Sanders, Grand Haven, Mich.; three grandchildren, Jill and Jon Shellenbarger, Grand Haven, Mich., James R. Sanders, Jr., Grand Haven, Mich., Jodi and Edward Scott, Coopersville, Mich.; two great-grandchildren, Rianne Cortez and Pete Cortez IV. She was born April 23, 1918 to Ray and Bessie Mohler in Marion, Ill. She was the co-owner, along with her husband, of a motel in Grayling, Mich., during the 1970's and 1980's. She resided in Florida for several years prior to returning to Grand Have n three years ago. Funeral services will be held in Grand Haven. Burial will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens in Dade City. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association.
Oakley Funeral Home Dade City, Florida
WIDENER, Elbert M. `Bud`, 71, of Dade City, Fla., died Friday, Dec.14, 2001 in Dade City. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rose Marie Crews. He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Widener, Dade City, Fla.; two daughters and son-in-law, Cheree A. Cockrell, Dade City, Fla., Shirley and Ralph Medford, Winston-Salem, N.C., one son, Robert Allen Widener, St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, William Widener; five sisters, Marie Blevins, Eula Kittrell, Helen Rader, Betty Smith, Ann Widener; his step-father, Lewis Joseph Bolejack; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was born Nov.23, 1930 in Winston-Salem, N.C., and moved to Dade City 23 years ago. He retired from the US Air Force after 26 years of service. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday (tomorrow) at Florida N ational Cemetery
in Bushnell, Fla. Friends may call Monday (today) from 4-8 p.m. at the Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home in Dade. City. Flowers will be gratefully accepted, but those that wish may make contributions to your local Hospice organization.
Coleman & Ferguson Co.
BARTER, Wesley Donald, 88, of Riverview passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001. He is survived by his loving family.
SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME, Riverview/Brandon.
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 Sammy 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.
BONNELL, Catherine K. `Kay`, age 79 of Tampa, passed away Dec. 10, 2001. A native of Aiken, S.C. and resident of Tampa for over 50 years, Mrs. Bonnell is survived by her son, James Taylor; daughters, Leona Lovelace, Carol Thomas, Peggy Stimpson, Faye Martin, and Frankie Williams; twelve grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel of GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME
BRAND, Dorothy J., 78, of Sun City Center died Dec.15, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Howard; son, Scott; daughter, Kathy.
Zipperer's Funeral Home & Crematory
CUTHBERTSON, Vera Carpenter, a resident of Lithia passed away Dec. l4, 2001. Funeral services will be held Monday (today) Dec. 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. from Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Howell and Rev. Earl McMichen officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
DAVID, Gerald Alvin `Jerry`, 63, died Sunday Dec. 16, 2001. Memorial Service Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Christ Fellowship Church, New Life Way, Sebring, Fla. Survived by loving family.
DECKER, Little John, 35, of Hudson died Friday, Dec.14, 2001. Survived by son, Christopher Acerra; parents, John and Jan; five siblings; his grandparents; and fiancee, Melissa Kline.
Dobies F.H., Hudson.
FITZPATRICK, Ann, 47, of Spring Hill was accidentally killed at the State Fair Grounds on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001. She is survived by her mother, Jane Thori; father, Kerien Fitzpatrick; brother, Kerien W. Fitzpatrick; sister, Dianna Moore; and nephew, Addison Del Campo. Ann was Past President and a member of the American Quarter Horse Assoc. and the American Paint Horse Assoc. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at 7 p.m. at the Mark III Funeral Home South Tampa Chapel. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the the Retirement Home for Horses, Inc. PO Box 2100 Alachua, FL 32616-2100, phone 386-462-1001, http://www.millcreekfarm.org or RHH@Millcreekfarm.org, or your local humane society. Mark III Funeral Home 813-831-9444
GAMBLE, Larry J., 55, of Plant City, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, Dec.12, 2001. Survived by his loving family. He was a welder.
Wells Memorial Funeral Home. 813-752-1111.
GEBBIA, Eva I., 83, died Dec.13, 2001. Survived by one son, Henry; two daughters, Geraldine and Lorelei; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo.
HARRELL, Eileen, 80, died Dec.15, 2001. Funeral services, Tuesday, Dec.18, 2001, First United Methodist Church of Lake Wales, Florida. Visitation, 7-9 p.m., Monday, Dec.17, 2001.
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.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Carrollwood Chapel
KALOGRIDIS, Peter G., 70, died Dec. 14, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Winter Haven. Survived by loving family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be to St.Pauls.
KINGSBURY, Reba B., 73, of Riverview died Dec. 14, 2001. She is survived by three sons; one daughter; five brothers; eight sisters; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
KLEIN, Helen Fisher, of Tampa, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on Dec.15, 2001. Born in Beverly, Mass. Sept. 12, 1909, and a resident of Florida since childhood. She is survived by her son, Charles `Rocky` Klein of Tampa; daughter, Sandra J. Lenhardt of Miami; two sisters, Maxine Fisher of Seminole and Shirley Malcolm of Tampa; her sister-in-law, Rusty McFarlen; six grandchildren; three gr eat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Klein was the valedictorian of her class at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, and a graduate of the Gordon Keller School of Nursing in Tampa. She has been an active member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church for many years. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, 4207 E. Lake Ave., with interment to follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday one hour prior to service.
BLOUNT CURRY & ROEL Garden of Memories Chapel
MONFORT, Bessie Anna, 77 of Tampa passed away Dec.14, 2001. Survivors include her husband, William E. Monfort; son, William E. Monfort, II of Daytona Beach; two daughters, Neppie Louise Howell of Lakeland and Rossie Ann Monfort of Tampa; sister, Melba LeSueur of Bessemer, Ala.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. A native of Egypt, Ga., she came to the Tampa area in 1964. Mrs. Monfort was a member of the West Shore Baptist Church and a retired registered nurse. Her community contributions include serving on the founding Board of Directors of Angels Unaware, Westshore Palms Neighborhood Assoc. and Crime Watch. Funeral services will be held Monday, 1 p.m. at West Shore Baptist Church, 305 N. Manhattan Ave. Friends will be received at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angels Unaware, 4918 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33624 in memory of Mrs. Monfort. Hillsboro Memorial 689-8121
PARRISH, M.M., 85, died Saturday, Dec.15, 2001. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 425 W. University Ave. on Tuesday Dec.18 at 11 a.m. Survived by loving family.
RICHOLSON, Carl `Ron`, 63, died Dec. 13, 2001. Service Monday (today) 9 a.m. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Winter Haven. Survived by his wife, Rita; and loving family.
SIX, Ray B., 84, of Brandon died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Lucille Six and his brother, James A. Six. Survived by son, Dr. Richard R. (Carolyn) Six of Brandon; daughter, Kathleen S. (Fred) Vincent of Venice, Fla.; four grandchildren, Debby L. Hector of Raleigh, N.C., Julie Pearson of Houston, Texas, David Six of Valrico, and William R. Vincent of Tampa. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be in Clendenin, West Virginia.
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SKOK, George William, 81, of Tampa, died Fri., Dec. 14, 2001. 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 8:00 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
WATTS, Charles O.,82, of Tampa passed away on Dec. 15, 2001 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Letha. Mr. Watts was a railroad commercial agent and an Army veteran of World War II. A special thanks to Lifepath Hospice for their wonderful care. Private services only will be held. Mark III Funeral Home 831-9444.