BURNICK, Robert T. `Tom` age 55, of Holiday, passed away on Sept. 29, 2002, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he had lived here for 12 years. He was a Production Asst. for Med-Assist Co., Oldsmar, a veteran of the U.S. Army and of Lutheran faith. He is survived by a brother, Russ Burnick, Rutherfordton, N.C. A Memorial Service will be held at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at 7 p.m. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ELDER, Doris M., 75, of Dade City, died September 25th, 2002 at home. A native of Port Hope, Canada, she was a long-time resident of this area and was a retired accountant. She is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Elder of Honolulu, Hawaii. Funeral Services will be private.
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MITCHELL, Marie Pleiss, 81, passed away September 28, 2002 in Zephyrhills. Survived by her husband, Sherwood S. Mitchell of Zephyrhills; a son, Darryl Mitchell of Pates City, Mo.; her brother, Richard Pleiss of Bethgham, Pa.; one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at Whitfield Funeral Home with Dr. Buddy Hollyfield officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday October 1, 2002 at the funeral home. Marie was born April 4, 1921 in Easton, Pennsylvania and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Zephyrhills.
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SELMAN, Gylberte, 74, of Zephyrhills, died Friday, September 27, 2002 at her residence. Born in Paris, France, she moved to this area 24 years ago from Puerto Rico where her husband was stationed in the military. She was a housewife and attended Victory Baptist Church in Zephyrhills. Mrs. Selman owned and operated Cafe Lite in Zephyrhills and was a member of the Zephyrhills Art Club. She is survived by her husband, Hartzell of Zephyrhills; two sons, Tim Selman of Crystal Springs and Lawrence Oliver of Paris, France; two sisters, Claudette and Jandin, both of France; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakley Funeral Home Chapel in Dade City. Interment will follow the service in Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening September 30, 2002 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
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SMALL, Hazel C., 83, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away on September 26, 2002 at Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla. Born in Russell, Ky., he moved to Florida 16 years ago from Gastonia, N.C. She was a retired dean for Gaston Community College and was Unitarian. She was a member of the American Association University of Women and served on multiple committees of the Oaks Club at Timber Oaks. She is survived by her son, Douglas J. Dove, M.D. of Decatur, Ill.; her daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Wiggins of Morgantown, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Vigilante and Betty Nelson; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey, Fla.
STEPHENS, Helen Frances, 83, of Port Richey, passed away September 29, 2002 at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center. Born in Mineola, N.Y. she came here 27 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and a charter member of V.F.W. Post #6180. Survivors include a son, Gary Stephens of Willits, Calif.; two daughters, Judy Hawkins of Wading River, N.Y. and Rose Mary Shauan of Hudson; two sisters, Vivian Erni and Grace Morehouse, both of N.Y. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bell Funeral Home with Father Gary Dowsey of St. James Catholic Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Florida National Cemetery
at a later date.
WALTER, Grace M., 85, of New Port Richey, died Sept. 29, 2002 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. She had lived here for the past 23 years. She was a payroll supervisor in New York and a member of Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church in Binghampton, N.Y. Also, she was a member of the Civic Club of Binghamton, Service Chapter #618, Eastern Star of Johnson City, N.Y., Life Member of N.Y. PTA, E.L.I.M. Temple #76, Daughters of the Nile Temple of Tampa, Nefertiti Court #84, L.O.S.N.A. of New Port Richey, Daughter of the Nile Luncheon Club of New Port Richey, Colonial Hills Civic Association and Women's Club of New Port Richey. She is survived by a daughter, Diane M. (Larry) Callahan of Hudson; a son, Richard L. (Mary) Walter of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, A. Marie McNair of New Port Richey; four grandchildren, Erin Moore, Bridget Handey, David Callahan and Lorene Allspach; and four great-grandchildren, Daniel and Maegan Allspach and Blythe and Kieran Callahan. A Chapel Service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Donations to Hernando-Pasco Hospice or Shriners Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey, Fla.
BOGAN, George, 68, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife, Muriel; son, John Bogan of Clayton, Ga.; daughter, Vickie Meyer of Brandon, Fla.; brother, Ragene Bogan of Tenn.; and a sister, Arline Locke of Chiefland, Fla. George was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars since 1954, transferring his membership to Post 4340 of Brandon in 1999. He will be memorialized at Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell, Fla. George will be missed by his family and friends.
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BOGER, Twila, 85, of Tampa, passed away September 29, 2002, in Tampa. Survivors include her nephew, John Formet; niece, Sue Ashmore; brother, Wayne E. Koonley and several grand and great grand nieces and nephews.
BROWN, Louis L., 78, of Crystal River, died September 28, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was born to Addie Geraldine and Dewey Admiral Brown on Sept. 25, 1924 in Lakeland, Fla. He moved here from Apollo Beach, Fla. 22 years ago. He was a retired Rural Carrier for the US Postal Office and he was a Pilot in the US Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, Fla. and the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Gill. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Imogene S. Brown of Crystal River; twin daughters, Janet Walser and her husband, Michael of Faith, N.C. and Jean Gentile and her husband, William of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Dewey A. Brown of Tampa; two sisters, Carleen Bramister and Suzanne Long, both of Bradenton; and five grandchildren, Karen and Katie Walser of Faith, N.C., Ryan Schmitt, Megan Schmitt and Brandon Gentile, all of Bradenton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 at the Brown Funeral Home. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery
in Lakeland, Fla. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church Build Fund.
Brown Funeral Home & Crematory
BRYANT, Ruth Lane, 77, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002 at her home. A native of St. Petersburg, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Bryant, former Pasco County Property Appraiser. She was a homemaker, and had lived in Tampa for 37 years. She was a former model for Webb City, St. Petersburg and a Christian. She is survived by her children, Robert E. Bryant and his wife Aline, and a daughter Linda Bryant Lee; eight grandchildren, William Joseph Yardley, Brandi Lynn Yardley, Robert Scott Lee, Aline Lane Bryant, Christie Ruth Bryant Enderle, Mary Elizabeth Bryant, Katherine Leigh Bryant, and Robert E. Bryant, Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Kiera Lynn Yardley, Grant Enderle, and Caligh Enderle. Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m.this evening at the Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service.
CANNING, Barbara Ann Matthews, R.N., 69, native and longtime resident of Tampa, now residing in Apollo Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, September 28, 2002. The daughter of the late, Ernest B. `Dixie` Matthews and Willie Mae Donaldson Matthews. She is survived by her husband, John of Apollo Beach; their son, John Patrick Canning, Jr., of Tampa; a brother, John Sanford Matthews; a sister-in-law, Mary Catherine White; a brother-in-law, Steve Rogers; a nephew, John Matthews; and nieces, Katie White and Julie Anne Parker. Mrs. Canning graduated from Hillsborough High School in the class of 1951 and attended St. Vincent School of Nursing in Jacksonville, Fla. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Nursing with a B.S. degree in Nursing. She was formerly employed at Tampa General Hospital and at Canterbury Towers for many years. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 in the chapel of the Marsicano Funeral Home, 4040 Henderson Blvd., with Rev. Ronald De Genaro, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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CARMODY, Donald R., 90, of Sun City Center, died at his residence September 29, 2002. He is survived by a son, Don of Slidell, La.
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CARROLL, W. Allen, age 61, a lifetime resident of Tampa was called to meet the Lord on Sunday, September 29, 2002 after a long-suffering illness. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife and best friend of 40 years, Mary. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Luke, of Tampa, Fla.; his mother- and father-in-law, Mary and Lloyd Henderson; his uncle, Don and aunt Dot Conerly; cousin, Debbie; many loving nieces and nephews, and many, many loving friends and family members with a special emphasis on Joe and Paula Hanlon. Allen worked for 30 years with GTE in the Tampa Bay Area, retiring as an engineer in 1990. He was an active member at the First United Methodist Church of Lutz, and served as a Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the church, and as a member of the Saturday morning Men's Group. Service will be held on Thursday, October 3 at 2 p.m. at the Church, 207 Lutz Lake Fern Road, in Lutz. The family will visit with friends at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, October 2, from 6-8 p.m. Donations may be made to Christian Social Services, (813)995-0088.
DEARDEN, John, 84, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2002 in Tampa. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Hazel; daughter, Bonnie and husband Louis Del Favero of Tampa; son, Barry Dearden and wife Phyllis of Balm; sister, Margaret Cox, Ontario, Canada; daughter-in-law, Rosa Dearden of Riverview; two grandsons, Michael Dearden, Gary Sheppard; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Dakota Sheppard. John served in Italy, Belgium and Holland during World War II with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He received 990 days of combat pay in his Regimental pay book in WW II. Born in England he moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1957 from Ontario, Canada. John was a member of Carpenter's L.U. 140 for 51 years and a Baptist. He was predeceased by his eldest son, John L. Dearden of Riverview. Memorial service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2002, 7 p.m., at the Balm Baptist Church in Balm, Fla.
DYER, Peggy Simpson, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002 at Bayfront Medical Center. A Tampa native, she graduated from Plant High School and Florida State University. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Don; a son, Jay White and wife Debbie of St. Petersburg; two step-sons, Ike Dyer, U.S. Air Force, Saudi Arabia, and Ira B. Dyer, Louisville, Kentucky; twin sister, Patty Polo and husband Silvio; sisters, Jill Knapp and husband Bill, and Jackie Gunby and husband Bill, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; aunt, Virginia Weldon Smith, Tampa; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. until service time at 7 p.m. at the Blount Curry Roel Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th St. North, St. Petersburg, Fla. The family requests memorials in her memory to All Children's Hospital Foundation, Po Box 91, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-9916.
ELDREDGE, Sanford, age 76, of Tampa passed away at his residence Friday, September 27, 2002. Sanford was of the Catholic faith and a Navy Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his sons, Charles S. Eldredge and Sanford L. Eldredge of Inverness, Fla.; daughters, Kimberly and her husband Richard Oliver, Christine and her husband Joe Meyers of Margate, Fla., and Carol Grolletto of Hewitt, N.J.; sister, Helen Donohue of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Florida. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6 p.m. with Rev. Brent Byerman officiating.
ELLIS, Eppie Kearnes, 80, of Tampa, died Monday September 30, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Tottie White Ellis; his sister, Margaret Osbourne and infant twin daughters. Survivors include his wife, Tennie Ellis; a son, William Kerns Ellis and his wife Lynn of Tallahassee; a daughter, Cheryl Middlebrooks and her husband E. Campbell, of Odessa; step children, Carol Derriman and her husband Stephen, of Tampa, Jeanne Boyle, Lloyd Peterson, Jr. and his wife Linda, all of Tampa, Susan Spirakis and her husband Gregory of Land 'O Lakes; grandchildren, Aimee Ashley, Kathryn Ellis, William S. Ellis all of Tallahassee, Scott Middlebrooks of Atlanta, Joe Wright, Cody Boyle, Spencer Derriman, Ryan Derriman, Kristian Peterson, Lauren Peterson all of Tampa, Victor Spirakis and Peter Spirakis of Land 'O Lakes, a great grandson, Austin Ashley of Tallahassee, two sisters, Regina Hall and Olga Quinn Martin both of Alma, Georgia, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Ellis was born in Perry, Florida he moved to Alma , Georgia at an early age and had been a resident of Tampa since 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Southwest Pacific with the Famous Fighting Seabees 15th Battalion. He was a Journeyman Electrician and member of Local Union I.B.E.W. 915. He was also a member of Dale Mabry Post #139 American Legion, a 32nd degree Mason and member of A.W. Windhorst Lodge # 185 F. &. A.M. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends Tuesday (tonight) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Those who so desire may make memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society.
FERNANDEZ, Richard, age 73 of Lilburn, Ga., formerly of Tampa, Fla., died Sept. 29, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Eva Fernandez. He is also survived by son, Christopher Fernandez of Tampa; step-daughters, Theresa Sweeney and Leslie Baumann of Iron Station, N.C.; step-sons, Teddy Baumann of Sparks, Nev., and Willis Sparks and his wife PAtsy of Seneca, S.C.; sister, Amparo Fernandez of Tampa, Fla.; sister-in-law, Anita Fernandez of Bronx, N.Y.; grandchildren, Benjamin J. and Stacie M. Sparks; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Hwy. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville Chapel 770/963-2411
GRAHAM, Donna Mae, 61, of Tampa, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2002. She was a native of Appleton, Wisconsin and had lived in the Bay area for 10 years. She is survived by two sons, Robert and Jerry Graham of Tampa; daughter, Megan Hackett of Spring Lake, N.J.; four brothers; and three grandchildren. She will be missed by all her family.
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GRIFFETH, Francis T. `Tam`, 69, longtime resident of Tampa went to be with his Lord Sunday, September 29, 2002. Tam is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Esther; daughter, Rebecca; four sons, Gordon, Paul, James, Joel; eight grandchildren, April, Christopher, Caitlyn, Steven, Wesley, Caleb, Amber, and Samuel; and a large extended family, and many friends. Tam was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. Tam served his Lord faithfully as an ordained deacon of many years and most recently was a member of Carrollwood Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Carrollwood Baptist Church, 5395 Ehrlich Rd., interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, 3207 W. Bearss Ave. Contributions may be made in Tam's name to the Carrollwood Baptist Church Building Fund.
HENRY, Francis E., 85, of Riverview, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2002. He is survived by his loving family.
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HERNDON, Mary O., of Tampa passed away Sept. 29, 2002. She is survived by her brother, David Olson; sister, Faith V. Holton and many nieces and nephews. She was a toll collector for the State of Florida for many years and she dearly loved all her co-workers and customers. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Orange Hill Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed, but those wishing may make donations to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough.
Adams & Jennings Funeral Home
HOWARD, Charles F., Jr., 69, of Tampa, passed away September 28, 2002. A long time resident of Tampa and Korean War veteran, Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Betty; and stepsons, Des and Barry. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home/ 988-7371.
HOWARD, Ned L., 89, of Sun City Center, passed away Sept. 26, 2002. He was born in Midland, S.D. and was a retired Farm Supply owner. Survived by a daughter, Norma Raymond.
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HUDSON, Howard Richard, 52, died Sept. 29, 2002. Survived by his family; a companion Carolyn Mosser; a sister, Diana Murphy; and a brother, Gary Hudson.