WILLIAMS, Mary `Aunt Leo`, age 87, of Plant City passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2003. Mrs. Williams was a retail clerk at McCrory's for 29 years and a member of Northside Baptist Church. She is predeceased by her husband Parker Williams. Survivors include her brother, Johnny Johnson of Crystal River; four sisters, Evelyn Morgan of Plant City, Betty Hinson of Turkey Creek, Geraldine Biebricher of Alabama, and Thelma Aycock of Brandon; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. and services will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel, with Reverend Wayne Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Enon Cemetery.
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WINKLEY, Joan Vivian `Joanie`, 72, of Tampa died March 22, 2003. She is survived by her husband William Winkley; son, Martin Winkley, Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Vivian Slaughter and husband Brad, Tampa, Fla.; grandson, Michael Winkley; sister, Flora Mae Morgan and husband Willis, Tampa, Fla. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend.
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ALIFF, Norval Ray, 68, Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 24, 2003. He was preceded in death by Mary Ann Aliff, his wife of 44 years. He is survived by his only child, Debra Ann Aliff; grandson, James Ray Grande; one sister, Diana and many close friends. He moved his wife and child from West Virginia to Tampa, Fla. in 1962 and worked at the Anheuser Busch plant in Tampa until December 1995, when he retired after 25 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 388. Ray was an avid hunter and sportsman, as well as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by many. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Ray's memory on Thursday, March 27, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Loyless Funeral Home Chapel, 5310 Land O' Lakes Blvd, also known as U.S. Highway 41, Land O' Lakes, FL. The family will receive friends during the service and immediately following the service at Ray's former residence located at 12249 Shady Hills Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Pepin Heart & Vascular Institute in care of the UCH Foundation, 3100 East Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL, 33613.
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CLEVENGER, Joyce L., 75, of New Port Richey passed away March 22, 2003 at Community Hospital in New Port Richey. She was born July 22, 1927 in Indianapolis, Ind., and came here 14 years ago from Vevay, Ind. She was Baptist. She was homemaker and a member of the Rhodius Park Mother's Club, aud the School 49 PTA in Indianapolis. Survivors include two sons, Jay and Jim, and a daughter Jeanne Walter all of Indianapolis; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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EDGELL, Shirley Ann, 72, of Tampa died Sunday March 23, 2003 at Oakwood Park Su Casa Nursing Home in Tampa. Born in Bridgman, Michigan she moved to this area three years ago from Zephyrhills, Florida. Mrs. Edgell was a housewife. She is survived by a daughter, Shelley Miller of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Thomas William Trux of Hartford, Michigan and Mark Monroe Trux of Zephyrhills, Florida; two step-sons, George Edgell of South Bend, Indiana and Craig Edgell of Arizona; one step-daughter, Kathy Edgell of Illinois; one sister, Willeta Williams of Clermont, Florida; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
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GORDON, Charles `Charlie`, 63, of St. Joseph, died Sunday evening, March 23, 2003. A native of Brooker, Fla., he had been a lifelong resident of this area. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a law enforcement officer for 34 years. He began as a Deputy for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He then served as Chief of Police at Saint Leo and finished his career as a Captain for the Dade City Police Dept. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and held the 3rd and 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus in San Antonio, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Alan Gordon, Ricky Gordon and Ben Gordon, all of St. Joseph; two daughters, Carla Gordon and Rita McDougal, both of St. Joseph; three brothers, Bill Gordon and Johnny Gordon, both of Havana, Fla. and Danny Gordon of Clearwater, Fla.; four sisters, Juanita Peery of Seville, Ohio, Frances Herring of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Allene Coggins and Estelle Patterson, both of Dunedin, FL; and 11 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be made to the Pasco County Fair Association, the San Antonio Boy's Village, Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center or to the Dade City Fire Resc ue Explorer Post No. 355, or to Arts in Motion Community Youth Theatre. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. John Hays and Rev. Patrick Rebel as co-celebrants. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
HALL, Bryant, age 65, of Tampa, passed away March 24, 2003. He is survived by sons, Calvin and Andrew; daughter, Mary and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., with full military honors. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel of
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HOOD, Rebecca `Becky`, 71, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2003 in Dade City. She is survived by two sons, Michael Hood and William Hood, both of Dade City, Fla.; one daughter, Carolyn Hood Johnson, Dade City, Fla.; one sister, Velma Reynolds, Rockford, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, Cindy, Vanessa, Benny, Amanda, Christopher, Charlie, Amy K., John, Marc, Pam, and Steven; nine great-grandchildren: James, Danyale, Justin, Toni, Tevin, Donovan, Mark, Bethany, and Christopher; one nephew, Sonny Reynolds; one niece, Gail Patterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hood; and one grandson, Michael `BooBoo` Hood II. She was born December 6, 1931 in Rockford, Ala., and moved to this area in 1957. She was a Citrus Grader, having worked at the Lykes Pasco Packing Co. for over 25 years, and was a Methodist. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Hodges Family Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Memory Gardens.
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JOHNSON, Walter H., LCDR (Ret.), 93, of Zephyrhills, passed away March 23, in Zephyrhills. He is survived by a step-daughter, Diane Lavene of Zephyrhills; a brother, Edward Johnson of Zephyrhills; a sister, Irene Pyscher of Cementon, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will take place at Wetzel & Son Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pa. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Johnson was a Veteran of the Navy serving in World War II at Pearl Harbor and the Korean Conflict. He was also the Commanding Officer at the Kansas City Reserve Center. Born August 3, 1909 in Cementon, New York to Leo Pavlovich and Josephine Johnson, he came to Zephyrhills in 1978 from Willow Grove, Pa. and he was Catholic.
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KOESTERS, Nellie C., 78, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, Mar. 24, 2003, at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. She was born in Bliss Township, Michigan and moved to New Port Richey from Shelby Township, Mich. in 1957. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Richard Koesters of New Port Richey; two sons, Roger Koesters of White Lake Township, Mich., and Randy Koesters of Howell, Mich.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey
LILLEY, Merle O., 84 of New Port Richey, died Monday March 24, 2003 at Madison Pointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, New Port Richey. Born in Brimfield, Ohio, Merle moved to this area in 1970 from Akron, Ohio, where he worked as a truck driver for a propane gas company. He is a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in New Port Richey. He served in the US Army during World War II. Merle is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris Lilley; two sons, Jeff Lilley of New Port Richey, and Ron Lilley of Millinton, Tenn.; one daughter, Judy Joine of Akron, Ohio; sister, Blanche Krannich of Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
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LINCOLN, Marion E., 94, of New Port Richey, died March 25 at the Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Everson, Pa., she moved here in 1978 from Baltimore, Md., where she was a claims examiner for the Social Security Administration. She was a member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic in New Port Richey, and of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Widows Organization, and was a longtime volunteer at the Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Nelson Lincoln; she is survived by her son, George E. Floto; daughters, Mary Jane Tall and Ruth Ann Worsham, all of New Port Richey; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Visitation to be held Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at North/ Meadowlawn Funeral Home. Funeral Service Friday at 10 a.m. at our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey. Interment to follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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LONG, Virginia Campbell, 77, of Port Richey, Fla., died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Paint, Hudson, Fla. She was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania and moved to Port Richey from Bellville, N.J. 12 years ago. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, New Port Richey, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and did her graduate work at Drew Seminary, Madison, N.J., and she was Past Order of Eastern Star Matron. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, The Reverend Frederick L. Long of Port Richey; sons, Christopher Long of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Long of Shrewsbury, N.J.; five daughters, Susan Wilgus of Hilliard, Ohio, Laurie Packard of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Lynda Jones of Woodbury, Conn., Kimberly Long of Belleville, N.J., and Leigh Ann Cubberley of N. Attleboro, Mass.; sister, Joyce Long of Florida; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey
MILLER, Daniel, 47 of Land O' Lakes passed away Monday, March 24, 2003, at University Community Hospital - Fletcher. He was born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Land O' Lakes from Texas in 1987. He served in the U S Navy. He was a Baptist and employed by Orius Corp. He is preceded in death by his sister, Jayne Stephenson. He is survived by his wife, Valerie of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; one son, Christopher L. Miller of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; one daughter, Tammy K. and husband Eddie Moffitt and grandchildren, Tyler Moffitt, age 8 and Riley Moffitt, age 3 of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; father, Dan and wife Elaine Miller of Winters, Texas; mother, Carlene Brooks of Clyde, Texas; three brothers, Carl Miller of Clyde, Texas, Joseph Brooks, of Clyde, Texas; J. Dan Miller of Winters, Texas; five sisters, Francene Miller and Dawn Miller of Winters, Texas, Debbie Gonzalez, Geannie Tedford and Kay Jones of Abilene, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Loyless Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made in his memory to Lutz/Land O' Lakes Womens Club.
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MIRRIONE, Richard John, 59, of Holiday, Fla., died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Fla. He was born in Batavia, New York and moved to Holiday from Batavia in 1979. He was a retired loader for Florida Rock Industries after 18 years of service, an Army Veteran of Vietnam, a member St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday, and a member VFW Post #10167, Holiday. Survivors include wife, Barbara Mirrione of Holiday; two sons. Anthony Mirrione of Batavia, N.Y., and James Mirrione of Holiday; two daughters, Louise Carmack of New Port Richey and Sharon Sandy of Iceland; brother, David of Batavia, N.Y.; two sisters, Marge O'Dell and Maryann Halecki of Batavia, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday
PALYS, Keith Stephen, 31, of New Port Richey, died March 23, 2003. He was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., and came here 18 years ago from Tampa. He was the owner and operator of `Keith's` Lawn Service and attended Calvary Chapel Worship Center. He is survived by his mother, Joyce C. Byler of New Port Richey; two sisters, Kimberly and Stephanie of New Port Richey; his maternal grandmother, Margie Irene Gravley of Hudson; a nephew, Aaron Dodge of New Port Richey; and several aunts & uncles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home where a chapel service will be held on Thursday at 4 p.m. with Rev. Robert Hines officiating.
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REDDEMAN, Sr., Chester Charles, 88, of Zephyrhills died Saturday, March 22, 2003 at zephyr Haven Nursing Home. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan he moved to this area 26 years ago from Michigan. Mr. Reddeman was a retired Compounder Supervisor in the manufacturing Industry. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday March 27, 2003 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father George officiating. The family will receive friends at Oakley Funeral Home on West Highway 54 on Wednesday March 26, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. Interment will follow the service in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery
in Dade City. Mr. Reddeman is survived by his wife, Cecilia J. Reddeman of Zephyrhills; a son, Chester C. Reddeman, Jr. of Lake Forest, California; a daughter, Patricia A. Holloway of Loganville, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Esther Reddeman of Alpena, Michigan; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
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RYNGAERT, Sidonia Mary, 92, of Holiday, died Mar. 23, 2003, at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Belgium and came here 40 years ago from Mt. Clemons, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Womens Club, Holiday, and the Buena Vista Womens Club and Shuffleboard Club. She is survived by two nieces, Mary Prevost of Mt. Clemons, Mich., and Zoe Gougeon of Clinton Township, Mich.; and one nephew, Ray Ryngaert of Clinton Township, Mich. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Mar. 26, 6-8 p.m. at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Thursday, March 27, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Emil Styczen officiating. Interment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, Florida.
SLAYMAN, Edward L., 80, of Hudson, Florida, died Monday, March 24, 2003. He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland and moved to Hudson from Hagerstown, Md. in 1982. He was a retired superintendent for Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, Md. after 41 years of service, an Army Veteran of World War II, of the Lutheran faith, a member American Legion Post #211, Funkstown, Md., and a member American Ex-Prisoners of War Florida State Chapter #1. Survivors include son, James Slayman of Hagerstown, Md.; daughter, Joan Bradford of Hagerstown, Md.; two stepsons, Bill Mapes of Waynesboro, Pa., and Andy Mapes of Smithsburg, Md.; step-daughter, Christine Ott of Adamstown, Md.; three brothers, George of Smithsburg, Md., Elvin of Hagerstown, Md., and John Slayman of Williamsport, Md.; three sisters, Etta Bartles, Elizabeth Cloudis, and Nancy Moats, all of Hagerstown, Md.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 4 p.m. at Dobies Funeral Home. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson
SNYDER, Norma, 63, of Zephryhills, passed away March 24, 2003. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Karen Sue Hudson and Rhonda Gaye Estes. She is survived by her husband, Delbert Snyder; children, Becky Gail Simmons, Vickie Breier, Debbie Jean Coulter, Charles Eugene Snyder, Ricky Lee Snyder, Jimmy Snyder, Delbert Wayne Snyder, Phyllis Kaye Krueger, Joyce Faye Estes, Cathy Maye Snyder, Janice Lee Estes, and Sheila Faye Carter; brother, Carl Sparks; sister, Lillian Sparks; 36 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother and wife who worked hard all her life for her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A chapel service will be held Friday, 11 a.m. Mar. 28, at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
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STANLEY, Geraldine Christine, 57, of Holiday, Fla., died Monday, March 24, 2003. She was born in Queens, New York and moved to Holiday from Queens in 1988. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Michael Stanley of Holiday; two sons, Mark Stanley Sr., of New Port Richey, and Michael Stanley of Palm Harbor; daughter, Kim Revell of New Port Richey; mother, Stella Cocchi of Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; sister, Frances McGowan of Rockaway Beach, N.Y.; and grandson, Mark Stanley, Jr., of New Port Richey.
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TULCHINSKY, Arthur `Archie`, 81, of Port Richey, died March 24, 2003 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and came here 28 years ago from his birthplace. He was a driver and salesman for Rosen's Bakery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, 3rd Infantry, and recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was wounded in France. He was of Jewish faith, a life member of D.A.V. #78, New Port Richey, and Jewish War Veterans #505, Port Richey. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances R.; two sons, Lanny of New York, and Larry of Crete, Ill.; three daughters, Marlene Dishler of Garden Grove, Calif., Lynn Cohen of Miami, Fla., and Jacqueline Schroeder of Highland, Ind.; two sisters, Cecelia Gordon of Wheeling, Ill., and Shirley Marks of Monterey Park, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 26, from 10-11 a.m. at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, during which a small service will be held by Rabbi Cutler. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
in Elwood, Illinois. The family suggests donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice inc.
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WADE, Danny, age 58, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away March 22, 2003 in Dade City, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Danny Jr. (Clair) and Bobby (Amber) of Zephyrhills, and Shannon (Melissa) of Dade City; three brothers, Billy of Tuper Lake, N.Y., Bob of Alto, Mich., and Rick Gage of Zephyrhills; two sisters, Ruth Cameron of New Port Richey, Fla., and Elwana Gage of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oakley Funeral Home in Dade City, with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
in Dade City.
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ALEXANDER Betty, 73, of Tampa passed away Monday, March 24, 2003. Survivors include her husband, A.M. `Bud` Alexander; three sons, Michael and his wife, Margie, William and his wife Lisa, Matt and his wife, Denise; her brother, Clinton S. Winter, Jr.; nine grandchildren, Travis, Shannon, Patrick, Drew, Cameron, Trent, Matthew, Caroline, and Grace. A native of Atlanta, Ga. She has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1958 coming from Indianapolis, Ind. She was of the Methodist faith, and a member of the Mothers Club at Academy of the Holy Names and Jesuit High School. Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 at the Marsicano Chapel, 4040 Henderson Blvd. Interment will be in the family plot in Winterville, Ga. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to the American Diabetes. Assoc.
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