HARTMAN, Arthena S., 93, of Odessa, died Nov. 20, 2002. Survived by three sons, Gary, Kenneth and Wayne; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
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HESTER, Chris, 19, of Tampa, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Thurman Hester, Jr. and Robin Hester of Tampa and Susan and Pate Clements of Gulfport, Fla.; brother, Charlie Goins, III; sister, Rebecca Goins-Ramirez, both of Tampa; paternal grandparents, Ben Richardson of Bell, Fla. and Linda Fields of Statesville, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Clay and Allene Wilson of Valrico and paternal grandmother, Diane Clements of Jonesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. today (Friday) at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, 6919 Providence Rd. Interment will follow at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Chris Hester Fund, 3150 Moran Road, Tampa, FL 33618.
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HUFF, Donald Eugene, 79, went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2002. Donald lived in Springfield Twp., Ohio most of his life. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 47 years of service. Donald served in the US Army during World War II and was a devoted member of Springfield Church of the Brethren and will be remembered as a faithful servant. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pauline; son, Rodney (Carol) Huff of Florida; daughter, Lana (Joseph) Linder of Ashland; grandchildren, Troy and Trent of Florida and Garrison and Donovan Linder of Ashland; sister, Eva Mumau; and many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services, will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Springfield Church of the Brethren, 3500 Albrecht Ave., Akron, Ohio with Rev. Steven VanHouten officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Memorial Park. Friends may call Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., Akron, Ohio and one hour prior to service time at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to his church.
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JONES, Louis `Red,` 90, of Tampa, passed away on November 11, 2002. He was born April 2, 1912 in Balsam, N.C. He was a Christian, and a Salesman who worked for Gulf Oil Co. in N.C., Ferman Chevrolet and ITT, both of Tampa. He was a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club and the United Commercial Travelers of America. He is survived by his daughter, Myrtle Bowen Lowder of Jonesbourgh, Tenn.; grandson, Michael Lewis Lowder of Orlando; granddaughters, Quinette Ludlam of Toccoa, Ga. and Claudia Bergquist of Jonesbourgh, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. His wife, Bonnie, predeceased him. A memorial service will be held on November 23, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
KENNEDY, Jr., Roger `Ken`, a Christian was called to his reward in heaven on November 20, 2002. In 1981, he was preceded in death by his son, Tra. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol; his daughter, Kalen and husband Jim Healey; and his four grandchildren, Layne and Shelby Lacasse, and Blake and Lauren Healey. Roger held a Master of Divinity from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a graduate of the University of Florida, and he graduated from Landon High School in Jacksonville, Fla. As a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the US Army, Roger's final resting place will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. At his request, there will be no services or visitation.
MADDOX, Charlie, 83, of Tampa, passed away November 13, 2002. He was a retired Skycap for the Tampa International Airport after 40 years of service. He is survived by his children, Clarence, Jack, Herbert, Alliene (Charles), Beverly, Margaret (Alton) and Ollie; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; a host of loving and devoted cousins, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, 253-3419.
OWEN, John William, III, 45, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2002, at his home in Tampa. John was born in Memphis, Tenn., on July 8, 1957, to the late John W. Owen, Jr. and Frances Holloman Owen. He was raised in Memphis and graduated from Memphis University School in 1975. He attended Georgia Tech, was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. While attending Mississippi State, he was a co-op student with the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1981, he began his career with HNTB Corporation in Baton Rouge, La., as a transportation engineer. His 21 years of employment with HNTB led him to Tallahassee, Fla., in 1983, and then to Tampa, Fla. in 1987. Local design projects in which he was involved in include the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway, Veterans Expressway and the re-design of I-275 from Himes Ave. to the Howard Frankland Bridge currently under way. He was also part owner of Gallatin Alpine Sports in Big Sky, Mont. John was a member of Harborside Christian Church in Safety Harbor and a former member of First Evangelical Church in Memphis. He volunteered with United Wa y Tampa Bay, serving on the Basic Needs/Self Sufficiency Investment Team. John is survived by his mother, Frances Holloman Owen; two sisters, Marye Helen Owen and Holly Owen; two nieces, Meghean H. Warren and Elizabeth H. Owen, all of Memphis, Tenn.; and a brother, Tom R. Owen of Gallatin Gateway, Mont. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at Bayside Community Chu rch of God, 3380 State Road 580 in Safety Harbor. The family requests that donations be sent to the John Owen Scholarship Fund, c/o Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111, or a charity of the donor's choice.
PRICE, Clifton, A., Sr. 84, went to be with the Lord November 20, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jacqueline; son, Cliff Price, Jr. and his wife, Susan; daughters, Tanna Garboski and her husband, Gary and Yvonne Pruitt and her husband, Gary; grandchildren, Debbye Hintze and her husband, Russell, Cindy Carr and her husband, Steve, Jaylyn and Christian Pruitt and Belle, Colin, and Hanna Garboski; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Whitney, and Riley Hintze and Drew and Shelby Carr; sisters, Reba Fisher and her husband, Clyde, Mabel Robinson, Jeanette Vaughan and her husband, Kenneth, all of Miss. and Lovie Fomby and her husband, Robert of La.; brothers, Percy Price and his wife, Catherine and Pete Price and his wife, Marie of Miss.; sister-in-law, Diana Rudolph and her husband, Wayne; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Price was a World War II Veteran and graduated from the University of Florida. He retired as a comptroller of Winn-Dixie Stores, Tampa division, after 35 years of service. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25, 2002, 10:00 a.m. at the Garden of Memories Chapel. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
QUICK, Reverend Gerald, age 81, of Plant City, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2002. Rev. Quick was the founder of the Senior Adult Ministries at First Baptist Church of Plant City. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of Plant City Rotary, American Legion Post #26, a past state commander for the State of Tennessee and he also worked for WPLA. Survivors include two daughters, Susan and her husband, Jerry Eddlemon of Plant City and Jerry Ann Bracken of Plant City; and two grandchildren, Joseph Gerald Mendolia and Christina Susan-Bracken. The family will receive friends on Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Plant City with Dr. Ron Churchill, Reverend H. Richard Bills and Reverend Tommy Warnock officiating. Interment will be held in Anderson, Indiana. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice and Cornerstone Chapel.
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RODRIGUEZ, Rosa M., 59, of Riverview, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002. She is survived by her two sons, Edwardo and Roberto Rodriguez, both of Riverview; daughter, Lourdes Rodriguez of Fort Lauderdale; father, Juan Rosado Cruz; brothers, Antonio, Ramon and Jaime Rosado; sister, Juanita Rosado, all of Rincon, Puerto Rico. A native of Rincon, P.R., she has resided in the Tampa area since 1980 coming from Chicago, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation Del Sol in Riverview. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stowers Brandon Chapel. Interment to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends this evening (Friday) from 6 til 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
RUBY, Gerald L., USAF, Retired, 56, of Tampa, died Nov. 18, 2002. Survived by a brother, Richard Ruby. Services are 2 p.m. on Nov. 22 at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, Tampa.
SERRANO, Ricardo, 71, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 21, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife, Olga Serrano; son, Fernando Serrano and wife, Deborah of Valrico; daughter, Elisa Chapel and husband, Mike of Lakeland; and grandchildren, Stephanie and Kaitlyn Chapel.
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SMITH, E. Lenore, 84, of Tarpon Springs died Nov. 18, 2002. Survived by sons, David, Gregory and Christopher; daughter, Nikki Jones; and two grandchildren.
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STEWART, Arthur J. `Skip`, 69, died November 19, 2002. Survived by his loving family; his two daughters; a sister;and two grandchildren.
VACHER, Charles L., age 83, passed away November 19, 2002. A native of West Virginia, he moved to Tampa in 1952. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen; and three sons, Charles L. of Raleigh, N.C. and wife, Bonnie, Dr. Michael L. of Odessa, Fla. and wife, Beth and Richard A. of Lake Oconee, Ga.; and four grandchildren. A graduate of West Virginia University with advanced work in science. Mr. Vacher was a long time educator, serving as Teacher Dept. Head, Dean, Assistant Principal, Principal and Supervisor in Hillsborough County Schools. He served in World War II with the 6812 Signal Detachment responsible for German Code Breaking, working on the Enigma stationed at Harrow on the Hill, London, England. He was an avid sportsman and athlete. In lieu of flowers donate to your favorite charity. He is remembered fondly by his loving family and friends. A Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m.
WILLIAMS, Margaret Carolina, of Tampa, died November 15, 2002. Survived by children, Samuel, Michael, Eric and Earnest.
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WILLIAMS, Sylister Edward, Jr. passed away on November 18, 2002. God in his infinite wisdom summoned an angel to bring beloved father and son, Sylister Edward Williams, Jr. home to a beautiful and lasting peace. A Life in Reflection, he was born on May 11, 1931 in Tampa, Florida to Rebecca Williams and the late, Sylister Edward Williams, Sr. He was affectionately known as `Jiggs`. Sylister, bravely served our country in the United States Air Force during 1951- 1955. For his outstanding performance in the Air Force, he was awarded the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals. While in the military, he earned a Preventive Medicine Diploma from the University of Denver, Colorado. Sylister recognized the importance of education and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree (1958) and Master of Science Degree (1962) at Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida. In 1972, he began a doctoral studies program with a focus on school administration at the University of Miami. Sylister wholeheartedly believed that an investment in children was an investment in the future. He began his love of teaching in Hillsborough County at Middleton High School. Sylister later moved to South Florida and taught and coached junior varsity basketball at Crispus Attuks Senior High School (Dania, Florida). He dedicated nearly 20 years of his professional career to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in a variety of capacities. He served as a social studies teacher at Robert E. Lee Junior High School. He was also a visiting teacher for the North Central Area Office and served as Administrative Assistant to the Regional Superintendent of the same area. Sylister later moved on to become principal of Nathan B. Young and M.A. Milam Elementary Schools. In addition, Sylister nurtured the minds of young adults as an adjunct professor at Florida International University. In 1982, Sylister decided it was time for a career change. He entered the `corporate world` as Vice President of Skycaps International at Miami International Airport. After spending four years in `corporate America,` Sylister figured he might be better suited for life as a civil servant. He worked for the Human Resources Department of Metro-Dade County as a Management Productivity Analyst, Assistant Director of Neighborhood Services, and Interim Director of the Office of Child Development. In 1 995, he retired and was able to spend more time enjoying his favorite pastime, golf. Sylister loved to brag about his golfing skills and often placed in the top three in amateur tournaments. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of West Tampa. Of all Sylister's accomplishments, he will be most remembered as a loving and dedic ated father. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Sabrina Edwina Williams, Sylistina Edwina Williams, Sylister Edward Williams, III, (Kennethia), Keith Shadell Williams, and Sylisa Hopkins; mother, Rebecca Benson; sister, Beverly Roberson (David Fulse); grandchildren, Kimberly Williams, Tracey Williams, Sylister E. Williams, IV, Krystal Williams and Andrew Bansoh; great-grandchild, Tyrone Mckinnon; nephews, Archie E. Williams, Jr. (Patricia), Bishop James T. Williams (Marion) and Reuben J. Williams (Mona); nieces, Dr. Rebecca Jane Williams (Dr. Homer Ryan), Gay Nell Williams (Rodney Davis), and Syles Marie Williams- Carter (Larry); 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. It is with love and adoration that we bid our beloved one farew ell. Homegoing services for Sylister Edward Williams, Jr. will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of West Tampa, 1302 N. Willow Avenue (LaSalle Street), with Elder Robert Cooper, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery
with full military honors. The remains will repose from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22 at Wilson's Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, and the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m.. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, will conduct its fraternal memorial service from 7:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in memory of Sylister Edward Williams, Jr., to the American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345.
ALLEN, Dorothy George, 78, of New Port Richey passed away at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey on November 20, 2002. She was born in Petersburg, Virginia on July 22, 1924. She came here 25 years ago from Colonial Heights, Va. She was a retired research librarian for the commanding officer of U.S. Army Logistics Center at Fort Lee, Va., and a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in New Port Richey. Survivors include a brother, Lawrence `Gene` George; and a niece, Linda C. George both of Colonial Heights.
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BALLANTYNE, Mary T., 85, of New Port Richey passed away at her home November 22, 2002. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 27, 1917. She came here seven years ago from Seattle, Washington. She was a Christian Scientist and a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Robert of Sun Lakes, Arizona;two daughters, Darlene Ballantyne-Smith and Mary Elfman, both of New Port Richey; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
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CURINGTON, Curtis, 88, of Dade City died Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Pasco Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenville, Alabama, he moved to this area as a child. He was a retired barber and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and. a member of the Trilby Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys, and son, Dr. C. Arnold Curington and his wife Peggy of Dade City; and three granddaughters Emily, Anna and Callie. Funeral Services will be held Saturday (today) at Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Floral Memory Gardens in Dade City.
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DAMERON, Roy, Jr., 80, of New Port Richey, Florida, died Friday November 22, 2002 at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey, Florida. He was born in Alexandria, Virginia and moved to New Port Richey in 1984 from Fairfax, Virginia. He was a retired District Supervisor for the Northern Virginia Department of Taxation, Falls Church, Virginia, with 16 years of service. In addition, he retired with 22 years of service from the U.S. Air Force; a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict; member Columbia Lodge #285, F&AM, Arlington, Va. Survivors; wife, Blanche V. Dameron of New Port Richey; daughter, Pamela G. Dameron of New Port Richey; sister, Gloria Sargent of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandson, Michael Roy Stanley of Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service will be Monday, November 25, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, New Port Richey.
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DAVIS, Alvin Javan, 58, was born June 9, 1944 to Margarette Davis Sneed and Curtis Davis in Dade City, Fla., passed away Friday, November 15, 2002 in Wesley Chapel. He attended Moore Elementary School and graduated from Mickens High School in 1962. He enlisted in the Army (Airborne Division) in 1964. He served in the Vietnam Conflict and ended his service time in 1971. His post military career consisted of numerous managerial positions including KFC and Friendly Restaurant chains in Syracuse, N.Y. He returned to Dade City in 1982 to care for his mother. He leaves to cherish his memory three children, Deonni Deshaye Bryant, Arlette Williams, and Dewayne Luellyne; eight sisters, Rose P. Everson, Lavonia Everson, Cassandra Isaac, and Sadie Davis, all of Syracuse, N.Y., Paulette Twiggs of Denver, Colo., Etta Mae (Louis) Peas and Alice Hope, of Ocala, Fla., Sharon Briscoe, Atlanta, Ga.; seven brothers, Morris Davis, Silver Spring, Md., Cameron Isaac, Lexington Park, Md., Jackson Davis, Victor Isaac, Anthony Isaac, all of Syracuse, N.Y., Herbert (Lula Mae) Sneed, Atlanta, Ga., Hodges (Johnnie) Sneed, Anthony, Fla.; two aunts, Doris Richardson and Alice (James) Bismuth, Syracuse, N.Y. ; one uncle, Cecil Ford, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other sorrowing relatives; and a special friend, Brigett Bryant. Private funeral services will take place for the family members.
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DENIS, Donald W. , 71, of New Port Richey, died Thursday, November 21, 2002 at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved to New Port Richey from Palm Harbor in 1997 and to Palm Harbor from Queens, N.Y. in 1995. Mr. Denis was a retired stationary engineer for the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey working at JFK international Airport, New York City, N.Y. with 31 years of service. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey. He was also a member of the VFW #10167 in Holiday, the Tarpon Springs Moose Lodge #1429 in Holiday and the New Port Richey Eagles. Survivors include wife of 49 years, Lucille A. Denis of New Port Richey; two sons, William Denis and Robert Denis, both of Selden, N.Y.; daughter, Diane Jones of Farmingville, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
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