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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BOUNDS, Horace Allen, 77, of St. Petersburg, Fla. passed away March 19, 2003. The funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. March 29, 2003 at the Todd Funeral Home in Rushville, Ind., with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Orange North Cemetery
in Orange, Ind. Memorials may be made to any local Shriner Childrens Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Ada Bounds. He was retired from Firemans Fund Insurance in Tampa, Fla. Memberships include Egypt Shrine Temple in Tampa, Fla., St. Petersburg Police Pistol Club, Pinellas County Special Deputy, Tampa Bay Arms Collectors Assoc. and N.R.A.
BOWMAN, Frances, 71, passed away March 24, 2003 in Tampa. Born in Plainesville, Ga., she was a Baptist and a Homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Donnie, Sam, Steve and Dale; daughters, Patricia Molina, Mary Bowman and Judy Palanco; brother, J.B. Garlin; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be March 26, 2003 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with services on March 27, 2003 at 10 a.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
CHRISTIAN, Robert H., 86, a resident of Valrico, passed away March 21, 2003. He is survived by his loving family.
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GARDNER, Gregory Loren, 38, of Schenectady, N.Y. died March 24, 2003. Born in Dayton, Ohio of April 13, 1964 on the 44th birthday of his maternal grandfather, Loren D. Ferguson, he lived his early childhood in Ohio and Massachusetts and his teenage and early adulthood in Virginia. In 1991, he moved to Tampa, Fla., and had recently been a resident of the Schenectady area. Greg shared his unique humor and great love of music with many. His passion for NASCAR, Mark Martin and sunsets brought joy and laughter to others and often caused others to share their passions with him. He will be remembered for his great courage and light heart by all who knew him. Greg is survived by his mother, Phyllis Gardner of Falls Church, Va., and her partner, LCOL Harry M. Mack, USMC (Ret.); his sister, DeAnna Colgazier and her husband Michael of Orlando, Fla., along with their two sons, Matthew and Thomas; and six aunts and uncles, Erma and Pilate Fyffe, Wallace and Joyce Ferguson, Betty and Virgil Haynes, Sandra and Dean Beculhimer, Veldonna and Marvin Young and Gloria and Michael Donovan. He is also survived by numerous relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Elvie Gardner; his pate rnal grandparents, Elvie and Clarice Gardner; and his maternal grandparents, Loren and Emma Ferguson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam, NY 12306. Burial will be at a later date in Virginia.
GAY, Margaret Mackie, 70, of Tampa passed away from this Earth to her Heavenly Father on March 24, 2003. She was born in Clearwater and was a lifelong resident of Tampa. Survivors include her husband, John Gay, daughter: Brenda Nelson, Son In Law, Rob Nelson, grandson, Travis Nelson, son, John Gay, III, daughter, Teresa Gay. God has a new Angel... Graveside services will be held Friday, March 28, 2003, 11 a.m. in the Garden of Memories cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
JAEGER, Lewanna P., 91, of Clearwater, died Mar. 24, 2003. She is survived by daughter, Diane Faulkner; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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JEFFERSON, William A. `Billy`, age 65, of Floral City, died Saturday, March 22, 2003 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Tampa, Florida on July 15, 1937 to the late William and Mary Louise (Wetherington) Jefferson, he came here 23 years ago from Thonotosassa, Fla. Mr. Jefferson owned and operated Zackers Bottled Gas Company of Tampa for more than 30 years. His memberships include the Floral City V.F.W. Post #7122 Mens Auxiliary, Citrus County Airboat Alliance and lifetime member of the Lions Club. He was of the Methodist faith. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 10 a.m. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with the Floral City V.F.W. Post #7122 officiating. Burial will follow with full honors at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Floral City V.F.W. Post #7122. The family requests for friends to attend in casual attire for the visitation and services. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Jeannette A. `J.J.` (Roddenberry) Jefferson; two daughters, Kathy Hardy of Inverness, Fl a., Patricia `P.K.` Capers of Bristol, Fla.; one brother, Wayne Jefferson of Dade City, Fla.; one sister, Charlotte Voytek of Bryson City, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Brandon, Danielle, Steven, Taylor, Angel and Payton. CHAS. E. DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 3075 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, Fla.
KLAVER, Rita D., 79, of Tampa, widow of Ralph R. Klaver, Sr., passed away March 24, 2003. She is survived by her two daughters, Donna M. Christian and Denise M. Van Hout both of Tampa Fla.; two sons, Ralph R. Klaver Jr. of Interlachan Fla. and Richard D. Klaver Sr. of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Pauline Beaulieu of Lowell, Mass., Doris Pereira of Tewksbury, Mass., Lucy Ninteau of Norwich, Conn.; one brother, Henry Fournier of Hudson, N.H.; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. A native of Lowell, Mass., she moved to Tampa in 1968 from Marion, N.Y. She was loved by many and will be forgotten by none. She left a smile wherever she went. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue with Rev. Colman McGarril officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
KNIGHT, Henry J., of Tampa, entered into rest on March 22, 2003. Originally from Chicago, he moved to this area in 1968. He was a retired Air Force Captain, coach, educator, insurance salesman, and a loving husband, father and friend. He is survived by his wife, Meleta R. Kelly; son, Michael; daughters, Lori Himelberger and Cindy Albers; aunt, Sonja Carlstrom; and grandchildren, Tony, Mikey, and David Knight and Daniel Himelberger. Visitation will be held on Thurs. March 27, 2003 from 1-2 p.m. with services to follow at 2 p.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The ALS Foundation.
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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MORSE, John Leighton, of Tampa, passed away March 20, 2003. He was born March 9, 1939 in Highland Park, Mich. He attended college at Tri-State Engineering College, Angola, Indiana, before enlisting in the United States Army. John served in the 1st Cavalry in Germany. He became an aviation mechanic for Vertol Division at Boeing Aircraft, volunteering for duty in Vietnam. In 1970 John moved to Tampa and began working for Koppers, Inc., a leading roofing materials company. He had just begun his own company, The Leighton Corporation, selling a new line of roofing materials in the state of Florida. He loved his family, his cats, spicy food, good liquor and great women. Love and live life! He is survived by his daughter, Amy Morse of Queens, N.Y.; his mother, Margaret Morse of Doylestown, Pa.; his brother, Harvey Morse of Santa Fe, N.M.; and five nephews, Troy and Kevin Morse of Billings, Mont., Jim Morse of Oak Bluffs, Mass., Nate Morse of New York, N.Y., and Tim Morse of Salem, Va. A gathering of friends will take place to celebrate his life on Thursday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. at his home.
MURRAY, Betty Jane, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2003. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald; daughter, Judy Murray and son-in-law Gerard Goldberger. Mrs. Murray was born in Boston, Mass. and had lived in the Tampa area since 1995. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1001 South Mac Dill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629.
NOVAK, William `Billy`, 34, of Valrico, passed away Monday, March 24, 2003. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Novak. Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Beverly Novak of Valrico, Fla.; two sisters, Lois Baxter of Valrico, Fla. and Lauren Novak of Hoboken, N.J.; maternal grandmother, Ann Sylvia of Valrico, Fla.; niece, Hannah. A native of Fort Leavenworth, Kan. he moved to the area in 1985 coming from Fort Bragg, N.C. Funeral services will be conducted at Stowers Brandon Chapel 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2003. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. STOWERS-BRANDON
RAPOSA, Joseph D., age 84, passed away Monday, March 24, 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, Fla. Family will receive friends at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, Fla., from 9-10 a.m. Mr. Raposa was born in E. Taunton, Mass., son of the late John and Aurora (Souza) Raposa. He served the US Postal Service as Rural Letter Carrier and resided in E. Taunton, Mass. prior to retiring in 1983 to Nalcrest, Fla. where he resided until 2000. He was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Church in E. Taunton, Mass. and Prince of Peace Church in Sun City Center, Fla. He received the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River, Mass. and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Survivors include wife, Cecilia M. (Curley) Raposa; son, Daniel J. Raposa of E. Taunton, Mass.; grandchildren, Michael J. Raposa of St. Petersburg, Fla., Susan M. Dykas of Taunton, Mass., Thomas Raposa and Nancy Carreiro of E. Taunton, Mass. He is also survived by sisters: Helen Chamberland of E. Taunton, Mass. and Adeline Righini of Staples, Minn. and brother J ohn Raposa of Bridgewater. Other survivors include five great grandchildren, two nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Raposa and brother Charles Raposa. His remains will be interred in Bridgewater, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County, 3010 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609. Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center 813-634-9900
REGISTER, Jason, age 23, of Plant City, passed away on March 23, 2003. Mr. Register was a 1998 graduate of Plant City High School, an avid wrestling fan, Seminole fan, and he never gave up on the Buccaneers. Survivors include his father, Michael Register of Plant City; mother, Sharon Steadman of Thonotosassa; two brothers, Joey and Michael Jr. Register of Plant City; grandparents, George and Sherry Register of Lake Wales, Harold and Helen Mobley of Plant City; great-grandmother, Nellie Ona Kirkpatrick of Seffner. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. and services will be on Thursday, 10 a.m. at Wells Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Jim Brady officiating. Interment will be at Seffner Cemetery.
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ROWELL, Annie Mae, 72, of Lutz, entered into rest on March 24, 2003. She was a Baptist, an avid Bingo player, and a loving mother, sister and friend. She is survived by her sons, Earl Metzger, and Thomas, Kenneth, and Keith Carrow; daughters, Susan Seigel and Patricia Zerial; brothers, Carl, Walter, Donald, and Robert Kirby; sisters, Jannett Goolsby, Helen Chillura, Hazel Taylor, Virginia Roberts, Velma Durrance, Evelyn Worsham, and Nancy Truitt; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held Thursday March 27, 2003 from 6-8 p.m., with services to follow on Friday at 10 a.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.
SCALLY, Elsie Enajene, 87, of Tampa, Fla. passed away Saturday, March 22, 2003. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Stanley J., Sr., son, Warren, grandsons, Stanley J., III and Eric Slane. Survivors include, two sons, Stanley J. Scally, Jr. of Dunnellon, Fla. and David E. Scally of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Sharron J. Scally, Norma J. Slane and Nancy Lee Borbolla all of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Kurz of Ft. Worth, Texas; 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. A native of Greybull, Wyo. she moved to the area in 1934 coming from Ben Davis, Mo. She was a member of the East Chelsea Baptist Church of Tampa and was a Sunday School teacher at the church since 1960. Funeral services will be conducted at the East Chelsea Baptist Church 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 26, 2003 from 6 to 8 at Stowers Brandon Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the East Chelsea Baptist Church in her memory.
SMITH, Charles Jay, Jr., 80, Fernandina Beach, Fla., husband of Muriel Smith, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2003, at his residence. A native of Georgia, he was the son of the late Charles Jay Smith and Lottie Dunbar Smith, and was raised in Daytona Beach. Mr. Smith was a former sales representative for the Chevron Oil Company in Tampa, Fla. and retired in 1975 with thirty years of service. He relocated to Fernandina Beach in 1999. Mr. Smith served his country in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant in General Patton's Third Army in Germany during World War II. Survivors, besides his wife, include: his children, C. J. Smith III and Danielle `Sam` McCranie, Fernandina Beach, and Michelle Smith, Tampa; a brother, Les Smith, Daytona Beach; and four grandchildren. Graveside funeral services with military Honors are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bosque Belle Cemetery
with Reverend Dr. Conrad Sharps officiating.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home (904) 261-3644
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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STICKNEY, Samuel Pyror, age 80, of Brandon, died Monday, March 24, 2003 following declining health for some months. Born in Anniston, Alabama, Mr. Stickney was a resident of Brandon for 41 years. He served on the editorial board of The Tampa Times and The Tampa Tribune for 30 years, retiring in 1988. In recent years, Mr. Stickney has enjoyed spending time with his twin grandchildren, visiting Great Britain, as well as witnessing the fruits of his labor 41 years ago, i.e., the trees and plants maturing in what was once a barren two acre home site, now which consists of trees, flowers, squirrels, birds and two very spoiled cats. Mr. Stickney was a former Senior Warden and Youth Director of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Valrico. He was most proud of the counseling help he gave to young people during the 1960's and 1970's, many of whom now have families of their own and still correspond with him. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Phyllis; daughter, Pamela McGlinchey and her husband Thomas; grandchildren, Tiffany Elizabeth and Thomas LeRoy III; and sisters, Kathryn Morgan of Sylacauga, Alabama and Alice Walker Carmichael of Sunny South, Alabama and nieces and nephews. In his regular Sunday column, dated January 4, 1981, Mr. Stickney explained why there will be no funeral service.
WADEN, Stephen J., 58, of Apollo Beach, passed away March 24, 2003. Mr. Waden was a winter resident from Newburyport, Mass. Services and interment will be held in Newburyport. He is survived by his loving family.
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YOUNG, Liss, 82, a resident of Lakeland, passed away March 21, 2003. He is survived by his loving family.
Hopewell Funeral Home & Cemetery
BROWN, Emily K., 80, of Holiday, died March 25, 2003, at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Born in Calumet City, Illinois, she came here from Burbank, Ill. in 1970. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Wohl of Reardan, Wash.; brother, Edward Kurnik of Holiday; granddaughter, Kristy Wohl and great-grandchild, Tyler Jobes, both of Spokane, Wash.
North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey
BROWN, III, Joseph Silva, 63, of Hudson, Fla., died Mar. 18, 2003, at Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point. Born in New Bedford, Mass., he was a winter resident. He was a barber at Just Hair Cuts, Spring Hill, a Protestant, and a member of Elks Lodge# 2284, New Port Richey. He is survived by his wife, Janice M. Brown; two sons, Joseph S. Brown IV of New Hampshire and Robert W. Brown of San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Michael Brown of Half Moon Bay , Calif.; two sisters, Evelyn Brown of New Bedford, Mass., and Joyce Almond of Deansboro, N.Y..
Arlington Funeral Home