OVERTON, Eugene St. Clair, 76 of Valrico passed away on October 5, 2002. He is survived by his loving family.
SERENITY MEADOWS FUNERAL HOME
RANDALL, Scott, 49 of Tampa passed away on Monday, October 7, 2002. He is survived by his father, Coy Vandall; sons, Coy and Justin Vandall; daughters, Lisa and Shyanne Vandall; his loving companion, Amanda Woodby; four sisters, Terri Rogers, Chris Eades, Tammy Smith and Tracey Robinson. Mr. Vandall was a native of Lakeland, Florida and worked as a automobile reposesser in the auto sales industry. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at the Blount Curry & Roel Funeral Home, 4730 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa.
RAY, Rosemary R., 82, of Temple Terrace, passed away October 7, 2002. Mrs. Ray lived in the Temple Terrace area for 36 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace. She was involved for many years in the local garden club and also served as an election volunteer for many years. She enjoyed doing ceramics and crafts. Survivors include her husband, Burman L., of Temple Terrace; son, Bill Nichols of Lakeland, Fla.; daughter, Beverly Nichole McHargue of Lakeland, Fla. sisters, Erie Cutrone of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Audrey Lewis of Port Orange, Fla.; grandchildren, Kelly Ronald, Robie Brown, Ted Brown, David Brown, all of Howell, Mich., and Sam Austrino of Columbia, Conn.; great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Ronald, Samuel Brown and Mia Nichole Brown. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with services beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery
C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home (813) 988-7371.
ROBERTSON, Paul E., 51, of Tampa, passed away October 6, 2002. Devoted husband to wife, Linda, loving and proud father of son, David, he is also survived by brothers, Mike, Rick, Tim and Mark; and sisters, Laura, Debbe and Belinda. Paul was the owner of Temple Terrace Computers. He will be greatly missed by all. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. with a service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home/988-7371.
TRAINA, Josephine Russo, 90, of Temple Terrace passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2002. She is survived by her nephews, Carmelo J. Testasecca, Joe Testasecca and wife Alicia, and Louis Testasecca; nieces, Lilly Andux and husband Tony, Violet Sampson, Maggie Fuentes and husband Bill, and Maryann Deal and husband John; grandnieces, Andrea Jones and husband, Tim, Annie-Marie Andux; grandnephew, Tony Carl Andux; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge, and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and was a champion bowler. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Garden of Memories Chapel with Fr. Thomas A. Stokes officiating. Interment will follow in L'Unione Italiana Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m.
WILLIAMS, Betty B., age 74, died October 7, 2002. A native of Tampa, Fla., she moved to Jacksonville in 1962. One of the sweetest people on God's green Earth with the laughter of angels. Survived by husband, Billy L. Williams; sons, Robert D. Williams M.D. (wife, Barbara) and Kenneth L. Williams (wife, Paula); two daughters, Denise Soles (husband, Danny) and Cynthia Grossberg (husband, Michael); brothers, Edgar and Jessie Chattin, Phillip, Fred and Gary Benjamin; sisters, Helen Chattin Richards, Yeona Chattin Piarrot, Ruby Benjamin Manning and Doris Benjamin Rowden; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2002 in the Teachey Chapel of Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Mayfield officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Fla.
WILLIAMS, Ruth A., 70, of Brandon passed away September 29, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Carl; two brothers, Jack and Charles Rains; and sister, Velma Taylor. Funeral services were held October 3, 2002.
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home
WRIGHT, Harry Vernon, 86, of Sun City Center, died Oct. 7, 2002. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Donna Wright; and two grandchildren.
LEWERS FUNERAL HOME
BARRENTINE, Mary Jean, 71, of Zephyrhills, passed away October 8, 2002 in Zephyrhills. She is survived by her husband, Ottis Barrentine of Zephyrhills; three daughters, Mattie Vaughn of Woodstock, Ga., Sharon Barrentine of Wesley Chapel and Janice Adams of Lakeland; two sons, Randy Barrentine and Johnny Barrentine, both of Zephyrhills; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Gilbert of Picaune, Miss. and Joan Jernigan of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Ardel David and Wesley Davis, both of Cottondale, Fla.; and three half brothers, James Earl Davis of Campbelton, Fla., Donelle Davis of Alford, Fla. and Gary Davis of Texas. Services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2002 at the Community Chapel Church of God, with Rev. Steve McAdams officiating. Interment will follow at Oakside Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2002 at the Whitfield Funeral Home Chapel. Born March 1, 1931 in Graceville, Fla., she came to the Zephyrhills area in 1950 from Cottonwood, Fla. and was a Baptist.
Whitfield Funeral Home
BLISCHKE, Sammye Jane, 59, of Wesley Chapel, passed away October 6, 2002 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Blischke of Wesley Chapel; a daughter, Laura and husband, John Spence of Kirkland, Ill.; a son, Timothy Blischke of Sleepy Hollow, Ill.; two grandchildren, Samuel and Griffin; two sisters, Raymie Cox of Fort Worth, Texas and Linda Jean Weller of Chicago, Ill.; and two brothers, Darryl Louvire of Boulter, Colo. and Ray Scherz, Jr. of Kiln, Miss. Born June 10, 1943 in Shreveport, La., Sammye came to the Wesley Chapel area five years ago from Elgin, Ill.
Whitfield Funeral Home
DAVIS, Dorothy V., 55, of Dade City, Florida passed away on, Saturday, October 5, 2002. She was born on January 6, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Dade City, Florida. Ms. Davis worked over 30 years as a bus driver for the Pasco County school system. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a choir member. She is survived by one son, Robert Mays; her mother, Ora Vaughns; three sisters, Vinnie Vaughns, Rita Vaughns and Willie Frazier; two brothers, Eddie Vaughns, Jr. and Jo Nathan Vaughns; one godson, Raleigh Milton; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends.
Milton Funeral Home, 13950 S Fifth Street, Dade City, Florida.
EPTAMINITIS, Socrates, 80, of Bayonet Point, Florida, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2002 at Bayonet Point Health & Rehab Center, Hudson, Florida. He was born in Astoria, New York and moved to Bayonet Point from Astoria, N.Y. in 1987. He was a retired furrier and owner of Zodiac Furs, New York City, N.Y. with 40 years of service. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church of New Port Richey, the DAV Post #78 of New Port Richey and the AHEPA of Astoria, N.Y. He was also a graduate of Farmingdale College of Agriculture, Farmingdale, N.Y. Survivors include wife of 54 years, Theodora Eptaminitis of Bayonet Point; daughter, Denise Demarest of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; sister, Georgia Pappas of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, Gregory, Stephanie, Alexis and Elizabeth; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home with a Trisagion Service at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
GREGERSON, Harvey A., 89, of New Port Richey, Fla., passed away on October 8, 2002 at Community Hospital. Born in River Rouge, Mich., he moved to Florida 26 years ago from Trenton, Mich. He was a retired steel worker. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three sons, Harvey H. of Manchester, Mich., Douglas of Canadian Lakes, Mich. and Timothy A. of New Port Richey; a daughter, Karen Holmfeld of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Milton; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
National Cremation Society, New Port Richey, FL.
HAMILTON, Donald R.,64, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson, Florida. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he moved here in 1989 from Worcester, Massachusetts where he worked as a Sanitation Engineer for the City of Worcester, Mass. He was a Roman Catholic. Survived by two brothers, Raymond Hamilton of New Port Richey and Tom St. Denis of Auburn, Mass; and two sisters, Betty Benoit of Leicester, Mass. and Dora St. Denis of Worcester, Mass. Arrangements made by Bell Funeral Home, Hudson, Florida.
LITTLE, Jean, 77, of Holiday, Florida, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to Holiday from Havertown, Pa. in 1976. She was head bookkeeper for General Electric Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. and then became a 6th and 8th grade teacher at St. Phillip and James Catholic Church in Exton, Pa. She was also active as a real estate sales associate for F.I. Grey-Caldwell Banker Realtors in New Port Richey. Jean was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include husband of 56 years, Charles H. Little, Sr. of Holiday; two sons, Charles H. Little, Jr. of Newtown Square, Pa. and William J. Little of Holiday; daughter, Catherine J. Lovejoy of Holiday; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church. Burial following at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road, Holiday.
PERAINO, Matteo A., 68, of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away Monday, October 4, 2002. Mr. Peraino was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Zephyrhills 10 years ago. Mr. Peraino was a member of the Forest Lake Estates Interfaith Fellowship and a member of the Zephyrhills Elks Lodge #2731. He is survived by his wife, Linda Peraino of Zephyrhills; six sons, Michael Peraino of Zephyrhills, Matt Peraino of Fraiser, Michigan, Tony Peraino of Holly, Michigan Daryl Peraino of Macomb Township, Michigan, Keith Peraino of Roseville, Michigan and Chris Peraino; and one sister, Frances Asberry of Reedsburg, Michigan. Services will be on Friday, October 11, 2002 at Club House of Forest Lakes with the Reverend Bill Napolitano officiating.
Kelly Memorial Funeral Home
THORNTON, Bessie, 76, formerly of Dade City, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 in Port Charlotte, Fla. She is survived by two sons, Rudolph VonderHeide of Obrien, Fla. and Christopher Michael Thornton of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Debbi Lee Pittman of Washington, D.C. and Peggy Thornton Gunn of Wetumpka, Ala.; one brother, John E. Belcher of Zephyrhills; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family and friends are requested to meet at the Dade City Cemetery
at 2:00 p.m. Thursday (today) where a graveside service will be conducted by Mr. Dwight Law.
BEARD, John Byron, 72 passed away in Tampa, Fla. He is predeceased by Ruth Hodges Beard; he is survived by two sons, John and Jeffrey Beard of Tampa. He was born and raised in Sanford, Fla.
BRIDGES, Robert, Jr., 55, of Tampa, died on October 6, 2002. He was a former U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. He is survived by his mother, Florence Bridges of Tampa; daughter, Jennifer of the US Navy; two sons, Benjamin and Christopher; sister, Bobbie Buklad; two nephews; and one great-niece.
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 689-8121
CALLAHAN, Juliette V., infant daughter of Vince and Gail. She is survived by her brother, Gilchrist; maternal grandmother, Gloria Lusk and husband, Art; and paternal grandparents, Melvin and Janie Callahan.
EMARD, Laurier R., 75, of Mulberry, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Clarinda; two sons, Jean Paul Emard of Gaithersburg, Md. and Norman Emard of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; three step-sons, Mathias Liistro of St. Petersburg, John Liistro and Joseph Liistro, both of Brandon; two step-daughters, Paulette Bonalewicz of Largo and Roxanne Liistro of Brandon; brother, Raymond Emard of Daytona Beach; sister, Fleurette Turgeon of Port Orange; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He has lived in Mulberry for 16 years coming from New Britain, Conn. He was a security guard for Fox Protective Services, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was of the Catholic faith. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at Nativity Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Stowers Brandon Chapel, with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service.
FLETCHER, Clarence, 80 of Temple Terrace, passed away on October 8, 2002. He was a Christian, and a member of the University Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S Air Force who served his country during World War II. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Thelma Fletcher; a son, Johnny Fletcher and his wife, Janet of Lutz; his daughter, Jackie Fletcher of Tampa; grandchildren, Jennifer Lusk and husband, Jay, John Jr. and wife, Brooke and granddaughter, Julie Fletcher; and great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jason Lusk. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening From 6-8 p.m. with services to take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens in Thonotosassa.
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 689-8121
HAGER, Anne, 80, of Land O' Lakes, passed away October 7, 2002. She is survived by son, Larry Hager; and one granddaughter.
LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME
HERBOLSHEIMER, Teresa W., 96, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Tampa, died Monday, October 7, 2002 at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. Born in Live Oak, Fla., she moved to St. Petersburg from Tampa in 1994. She was a retired bookkeeper. She is survived by her granddaughter, Susan Van Patten of Tampa. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.