Garden Of Memories

Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Garden of Memories Cemetery, and Myrtle Hill Memorial Park offer Tampa area families the finest in funeral and cemetery services from one convenient location. Founded in 1937 by Senator Ray C. Knopke and Roy Timble, Garden of Memories Cemetery was the first memorial park in Hillsborough County. Additionally, it was the first cemetery in the county to be completely protected by a perpetual care fund from its inception. Consisting of 100 acres of rolling landscape, the cemetery is located in one of the highest sections of the east Tampa area. In its earliest years, the Knopke family expanded their services to offer mausoleum entombment to area families. Serving the growing needs of the community, the mausoleum complex features a climate-controlled chapel with 1,280 crypt spaces. The cemetery's focal point is the Chimes Tower, which exceeds five stories, and was the first columbarium ever built by a cemetery for cremated remains. In 1976, the Knopke family business expanded again with the opening of Knopke Funeral Home. It was the first funeral home to be associated with a major cemetery on the West Coast of Florida. A year later, the name of the home was changed to Garden of Memories Chapel. Today, the original funeral home building serves as a church. Adjacent to the cemetery grounds, the Knopkes built the current Garden of Memories Funeral Home in 1981. The expansive building contains more than 20,000 square feet, including a chapel that comfortably seats 150. Bordering Garden of Memories Cemetery is Myrtle Hill Memorial Park with a rich history dating back to 1917. Founded by Daniel S. Wells, T.O. Wilson and Clifton Benson, the cemetery is situated on a 105-acre tract of land in the northeastern section of Hillsborough County. Purchased by A.C. Clewis and George B. Howell in 1932, the cemetery features a garden mausoleum with a chapel area constructed in the early 1960s. Also within the cemetery is a Catholic section begun in 1926 when the nearby Catholic Church closed its cemetery in Tampa and transferred approximately 100 burials to Myrtle Hill.


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Sam Salvatore Militello

November 11, 1925 - October 20, 2014

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Patricia Censullo

May 7, 1940 - October 19, 2014

CENSULLO, Patricia 74, of Temple Terrace, passed away October 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Tom Censullo. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be remembered and greatly missed by all. She is survived by her loving children, Tommy (Tammy), Elizabeth and Lori; grandchildren, Tom, Amanda, Jamie, Kayleigh, Caitlin, Wyatt...
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Edwin Davis Massey

January 21, 1926 - October 15, 2014

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Fannie Mae Moore

September 16, 1917 - October 12, 2014

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Lillie C. Rusdal

December 14, 1918 - October 11, 2014

RUSDAL, Lillie C., age 95, of Tampa, passed away October 11, 2014. She was a native of Tampa and raised in Palmetto Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Giambattista and Carmela Cagnina, her husband, Ben Rusdal, brothers, Earnest, Louis, Joe and Jimmy, sisters, Mary Castellano and Bea Ciaravella. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy (Ken) Rusdal and Judi Edwards Swanson (Larry),...
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Alma Mae Betancourt

September 3, 1935 - October 8, 2014

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Viann Rose Guzman

February 23, 1959 - October 7, 2014

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Rosalie Brown

January 10, 1933 - October 6, 2014

BROWN, Rosalie A, 81, passed away October 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane LeClaire. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill Rogers; brother Gregory Prince and wife Peggy; several nieces and nephews; brothers in law and sisters in law.Graveside service will take place on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:00pm at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa,...
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Myong Wol Boyer

February 28, 1942 - September 29, 2014

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Alice M. Blanchard

April 8, 1934 - September 28, 2014

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Mary E. Finlon

November 14, 1920 - September 21, 2014

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Helen Irene Lay

April 21, 1929 - September 19, 2014

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Kobie K. Smith

April 3, 1945 - September 18, 2014

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Yuk Wan Chu Yau

November 26, 1944 - September 17, 2014

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George Coleman

March 1, 1929 - September 15, 2014

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Emilio S. Gonzalez

March 12, 1931 - September 14, 2014

GONZALEZ, Emilio S., 83, of Tampa , went home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife; Olga, his children; Ileana McCallum and Col. Emilio T. Gonzalez and his wife Gloria Aristigueta, his grandchildren; Jessica Spinner and her husband James, Mindy Bennett and her husband Chip, Gloria E. Gonzalez and her husband Rafael Guilarte, Bryan McCallum, and Victoria...
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Edward August George

October 14, 1932 - September 14, 2014

GEORGE, Edward A., 81, of Brandon, went home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2014. A loving husband, father and grandfather, who proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, retiring after 21 years, He is survived by his beloved wife; Alice, his children; Leslie Hamm (David), Carol Moore (Glenn), Cindy Williams (Wylie), Bruce Craver (Marcia), John Craver (Valerie),...
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Vertus H. Lovelace

July 27, 1933 - September 13, 2014

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Ealie Hunter

February 1, 1926 - September 11, 2014

Hunter, Ealie C. 88,HUNTER, Ealie C., 88, of Tampa, Fl died on Septem­ber 11, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, Fl. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service..
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Patricia Ann Polk

September 16, 1943 - September 6, 2014

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Bernard N. Messer

October 19, 1933 - September 5, 2014

Thanks, TMESSER, Bernard N, 90, of Brandon , Fl went home to be with the Lord on September 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Messer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Rosa Margaret Messer; son, Donald E. Messer; grand­son, Adam Messer; granddaughter, Andrea Messer; daughter in law, Connie Messer; brother, James L. Messer and several nieces and neph­ews. He...
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Manuel Garcia

December 31, 1925 - September 4, 2014

GARCIA Jr., Manuel 88, of Tampa, passed away on September 4, 2014. A native and a lifelong resident of Tampa. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A simple homebody who loved to spend time with his family. He proudly served his country during WWII as a member of the United States Navy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years; Aida, daughter; Elaine Maynor ...
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Alma Matthews Lee

September 26, 1936 - September 2, 2014

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Margaret Evora Lozano

December 6, 1917 - September 2, 2014

LOZANO, Margaret, 96, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sept 2, 2014. This lovely little lady was small in stature, but, big of heart. She was quick to laugh and easy to love. Margaret grew up in Ybor City and raised her family in Sarasota. She came back to Tampa for retirement. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Eugene, her son, Kenny, and her brother, Gus. She is survived...
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Alice Donahoe

May 7, 1932 - August 31, 2014

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Florine Lazzara

June 2, 1925 - August 30, 2014

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Florine C. Lazzara

June 2, 1925 - August 30, 2014

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Flossie Gonzalez

February 6, 1921 - August 29, 2014

GONZALEZ, Flossie E., Flossie E. Gonzalez, at the age of 93, passed away on August 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alonzo Gonzalez. She was a life-long resident of Tampa, born to Pleasant and Mae Granger on February 6, 1921. She had two brothers, Edward and Floyd Grainger and three sisters, Elsie Sumner, Annie Laurie Richards and Alice Louise Yent, all deceased. She was...
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Nikki Marie Reid

September 6, 1995 - August 27, 2014

REID, Nikki Marie, 18, of Zephyrhills, went home to be with the Lord on August 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Allen and Phyllis Marie Graham and her brother, Nicholas A. Reid. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Bette Kaye Reid, her brothers, Daniel R. Lynch II, Steven A. and Richard A. Reid, her grandparents, Thomas and Donna Bing, and Steve Reid, aunts,...
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Walter H. Sparkman

November 11, 1939 - August 26, 2014

SPARKMAN, Walter Huston, 74, of Tampa. On Aug 26, 2014, the Lord took the most wonderful father and best friend in the world. Walter H. Sparkman was 74 years young. Born on 11/11/1939, he is survived by his loving daughter and best friend, Melody L. Sparkman, his son, Roy Huston Sparkman, and brother, Herbert M. Sparkman along with several family members from Brooksville, FL. He will be joining...
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Avelyn Marie Ferrell

March 19, 1918 - August 24, 2014

FERRELL, Avelyn Marie, age 96, passed away on August 24 in Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lennie Ferrell, her parents, Charles Cofer, Sr. and Ruby Douglas Cofer, brothers, Charles Cofer, Jr., Douglas Lamar Cofer, sisters, Edna Cofer Wright and Dorothy Cofer. She is survived by one sister, Doris Cofer Childers of Dublin, GA. Avelyn was a longtime member of Riverside Baptist...
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Richard B. Freiling

April 10, 1926 - August 22, 2014

Richard B. “Dick” Freiling, 88, passed away on August 22, 2014 at Hawthorne Village in Brandon, Florida, of natural causes. A resident of Riverview, Florida, he was born on April 10, 1926 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Walter and Pauline (Stackhouse) Freiling.Richard grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania and Bridgeton, New Jersey. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1944 and served in the...
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Julian A. Costis

November 20, 1969 - August 21, 2014

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John Wesley Taylor

July 28, 1977 - August 20, 2014

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James David Jackson

August 14, 1938 - August 20, 2014

JACKSON, James D., 76, of Tampa, Florida passed away on August 20, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Graveside service will take place on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00am at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, Fl. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Sadie Louise Baker

January 24, 1927 - August 19, 2014

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Mary Ann Clisso

August 4, 1934 - August 17, 2014

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Jacinto Alfonso

December 1, 1927 - August 17, 2014

ALFONSO, Jacinto “Jack”, 86, of Valrico, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2014. Born in Key West, Florida, and long time resident of Tampa. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather who took great pride in his family, enjoyed reading and was a faithful “Rays” fan.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife; Josephine Alfonso, daughters; Virginia Diaz...
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Arsenio Ramon Trivin

November 17, 1925 - August 15, 2014

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Robert James Grice

December 4, 1949 - August 14, 2014

GRICE, Robert James, 64, of Tampa, Fl. Our dear Robert went home to be with our Lord August 14, 2014. He is survived by his brother Frankie and sisters, Frances Cardenas (Chico), Annie Baker (Don) and Lester May. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Loved and taken care of by The Murphy’s and his special princess Montana Marie Murphy.“He may be gone from our sight but he will...
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Edward L. Bolding

June 26, 1956 - August 12, 2014

BOLDING Jr., Edward L., 61, of Tampa, passed away on August 12, 2014. A graduate of the University of Tampa, Ed was a lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a sweet man, who took pride in his family and lived life to its fullest. Always smiling, he touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; Ramona & Edward Bolding and his beloved wife; Laura. He...
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Jayvone Damir Pierrelus

May 9, 2014 - August 12, 2014

PIERRELUS, Jayvone Damir, 3 months, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Joel and Ashley Pierrelus, his brother, Joel Pierrelus, Jr., his sister, Jayla Pierrelus, many other loving family members and friends. Services will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel, 12690 N. 56th Street,...
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James David Cline

August 1, 1915 - August 8, 2014

James David Cline, Col. US Army Retired - Veteran of WW II and Korea Aug. 1, 1915 - Aug. 8, 2014 Jim was born in Cowpens, SC. He and his family moved to Tampa in 1935. He worked in various jobs as a young man in Tampa including Swift and Co., Maas Bros., and Tampa Electric Co. Jim met and married the love of his life, Mabry Evelyn Sumner in 1939 while they both worked at TECO. They were...
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Flora Mae Gasque

April 17, 1919 - August 7, 2014

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Edna May Haskins

September 5, 1927 - August 6, 2014

HASKINS, Edna M., of Tampa, FL passed away on August 6, 2014. She was born in Millsap, TX. She was a member of Northwest Tampa Church of Christ, Beta Sigma Phi and Temple Twirlers Square Dance Club. She leaves behind a beloved son, Clayton Haskins (Carla) and adored grandsons Ryan and Will and many other loving family and friends. She was a wonderful mother and friend. Visitation 9a-10a; funeral...
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Bertie Inez Moody Brooks

March 8, 1915 - August 5, 2014

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James E. Johnson

April 15, 1935 - August 5, 2014

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James E. Johnson

April 15, 1935 - August 5, 2014

JOHNSON, James E. 79, of Plant City, went to be with the Lord August 5, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph & Lois Johnson and his beloved wife, Mary Johnson, his brothers, Jack, Don and Bob Johnson. He is survived by his daughters, Lois & Stan Stone, Deborah Noriega, Susan Macko, sons, Ed & Laurie Johnson, Dale & Tammy Johnson and Don & Tammy Johnson, 12...
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Claire Kay

December 8, 1922 - August 4, 2014

KAY, Claire 91, of Land O’Lakes, FL passed away 8/4/14. Survived by son, Jeffrey (Phyllis) & family; sister, Thelma & family; companion, Kenneth Narowetz and close friends. Graveside will be Sunday, (8/10) at 11am at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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Roy G. Paz

March 27, 1935 - August 4, 2014

PAZ, Betty Jo, 79, was born March 26, 1935 in Largo, Fl and passed to join our Lord August 4, 2014 with her loving family present at her side. A lifelong resident of Tampa, she graduated from Jefferson High School, class of 1953. She was married to Roland Paz until his passing in 1977. She is survived by her 4 children and their families, Vickie (Mike) Osborne, Roland (Jenny) Paz, Richard (Cindy)...
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Betsey Wingfield HUGHES

March 8, 1918 - August 3, 2014

HUGHES, Betsey Wingfield, 96, of Birmingham, AL, went home to be with the Lord August 3, 2014. Betsey was born on March 8, 1918 and was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, CDR, J.L. Hughes, Jr. and son, Cpt. Winston J. Hughes. She is survived by her son, Wingfield Hughes, 6 grandchildren, 18 great grand children and other loving family. Betsey was involved in many historical groups,...
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Robert Meeks

July 9, 1934 - August 3, 2014

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Margaret L. Smith

October 14, 1922 - August 2, 2014

SMITH, Margaret L., 91, of Tampa, passed away August 2, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth E. Smith and 9 siblings. She is survived by her loving family, children; Ken (Kathleen) Smith, Karen (Richard) Suhocki, Keith Smith, Kirk Smith and Kathy Fritcher ; 12 grand­children; 15 great grandchil­dren and one sister. Visitation will be Weds. Aug. 6th. 9a-10a...
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Jack Dennis Hebert

February 4, 1949 - August 2, 2014

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Michael Joseph Sanabria

August 21, 1962 - July 31, 2014

SANABRIA, Michael Joseph, 51, of Riverview, Florida passed away on July 31, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Michael Joseph Sanabria

August 21, 1962 - July 31, 2014

SANABRIA, Michael Joseph, 51, of Riverview, Florida passed away on July 31, 2014. He is survived by his loving family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
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Mona M. Padgett

November 8, 1925 - July 31, 2014

PADGETT (WOOD), Mona Mayo , 88, of Lakeland, Fl. went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenney M. Padgett. Mona retired from the Pasco County School District as a Bus Aide for Handicapped Children. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry L. Crompton; son, K. Andrea Padgett; daughter, Melissa D. Padgett; grandchildren; Keely Danielle, Kylee...
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Mary Jeanne Hardin

April 20, 1927 - July 30, 2014

HARDIN, Mary “Jeanne”, 87, of Tampa, peacefully passed away on July 30, 2014. A loving; mother, grandmother and recently great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her long time companion; Bud Burwell and is survived by her children; Larry M. Hardin (Wanda) and Donna Jeanne Lemanski, brother; Ross Leaman, grandchildren; Taylor M. Hardin and Candice M. Lemanski, great...
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Diane M. Lidge

September 19, 1972 - July 28, 2014

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Stetson J. Buck

May 30, 2014 - July 28, 2014

Stetson James Buck born May 30, 2014 received in heaven on July 28, 2014. Survived by his parents, Phil & Sarah, as well as his big brothers and sisters Daniel, David, Patriot, Rose, Dahlia and Cattleya. His loving grandparents are Howard and Darell Buck and Daryl and Caroline Turk. He is also deeply loved by many uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends. He has brought much joy to our lives,...
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Donald Brauner

June 8, 1919 - July 26, 2014

BRAUNER, Donald James, Sr., 95, of Tampa, surrounded by his family, went home to be with the Lord on July 26, 2014 . He was born in Washington, DC., to Ruth and Victor Brauner. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1942 and proudly served in the Army Corp of Engineers in WWII (Europe). He moved with his family to Tampa in 1954 and established one of the first Dairy Queen stores in Tampa...
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Angel L. Martinez

March 7, 1944 - July 26, 2014

MARTINEZ, Angel L. (Papo), 70, of Tampa, Fl went home to be with the Lord on July 26, 2014. He served during the Vietnam War and retired from the United States Airforce. He was preceded in death by his son, Javier Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Martinez; daughter, Angie Aleman and her husband, Derek; granddaughter, Julissa Aleman; two sisters and other loving family and friends....
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Edith Brock

May 29, 1924 - July 26, 2014

Brock, Edith 90, of Valrico, FL, passed July 26, 2014, and is rejoicing in heaven. She was born in Oneida, KY and is survived by her husband of 69 years, Charles; Daughters: Wanda Mefford and Mary Bailey (Robert); Grandchildren: Wayne Weatherspoon, Sharon Durlak, Jim Roark, Deanna Peebles, Andrew Roark, Chuck Weatherspoon, and Robbie Bailey; Siblings: Eva Smith, Maynard Davidson, Maude Weddle,...
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Coretha R. Williams

August 2, 1922 - July 24, 2014

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James Gallagher

May 30, 1930 - July 24, 2014

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Gladys D. Freeman

February 6, 1927 - July 22, 2014

Freeman, Gladys D., 87, née Gladys Dickson, of Lutz, Florida went to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 22, 2014. She was a devoted Christian, a Tampa native, and is predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas H. "Skinny" Freeman. Gladys is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Clint Monts de Oca. Her three dear grandchildren--Christopher Monts de Oca,...
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James Dempsey Selvey

December 9, 1936 - July 20, 2014

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James Dempsey Selvey

December 9, 1936 - July 20, 2014

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Dudley Dickson

November 5, 1928 - July 20, 2014

DICKSON, Dudley Haag, 85, born November 5, 1928, went home to be with his Lord on July 20, 2014. Dudley began his life in Tampa, FL, the only son of Emma and Robert Dickson. He graduated from Hillsborough High School before working his way up to manager of Tampa Theatre. He was transferred to West Palm Beach, FL to become regional manager of several other theaters. During this time, he was...
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Eldridge Eugene Bravo

April 11, 1938 - July 18, 2014

Bravo, Jr., Eldridge E. On July 18, we lost a loving husband, father and friend, Eldridge E. Bravo, Jr. A Tampa native, and eighth generation Floridian, he was born in Tampa in 1938, and was the only child of Eldridge and Beatrice Bravo. The family lived in Seminole Heights and he was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and member of the Class of 1956. While attending Florida State...
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Margaret Elizabeth Robbins

July 28, 1915 - July 14, 2014

Robbins, Margaret Elizabeth 98, died July 14, 2014 in Mountain Home, Idaho. She was born July 28, 1915 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the daughter of Carroll Grover Robbins and Hazel Saunders Robbins. The family moved to Clearwater in 1926, and finally to Tampa. Margaret graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1932. During World War II, Margaret worked for Tampa Shipbuilding as an...
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Rosalee Rosalee Trice

March 31, 1932 - July 14, 2014

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Ellen J. KELLER

August 25, 1949 - July 12, 2014

KELLER, Ellen Jean, 64, of Seffner, passed away on July 12, 2014. Born in Tampa on August 25, 1949, she graduated from Brewster Vo-Tech in 1967. For over 20 years she worked as an office manager and bookkeeper for auto and trucking companies in the Tampa Bay area. For the last 10 years she worked in human resources, most recently at Mental Health Clinic. An active member of the First UMC of...
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Keith Russell Dashler

November 29, 1931 - July 12, 2014

DASHLER, Keith R., He lived his early life between Indiana and California attending Castlemont H.S. in Oakland, CA but graduating from Anderson H.S., Indiana. Keith served in the Army in Korea and Japan. His careers included being a contractor in IN & CA but when he settled in Tampa, he became the best custom cabinet maker/carpenter in town working for over 30 years for Kearney Develop­...
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Betty Lou Spivey

April 30, 1936 - July 12, 2014

SPIVEY, Betty Lou, was born on April 30 1936 in Tampa, FL. She was the daughter of Miguel and Mamie Xiques of Tampa, FL. She was retired from the US Postal Service. She is survived by two brothers, Mike Xiques of Allentown, PA and Charles Xiques of Tampa, also one sister, Vicky Gould of Bushnell, FL, sons, J. D. Spivey of Thonotosassa, Hayward "Skipper" Spivey and son-in-law Cecil Colby...
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Dorothy R. Swick

July 11, 1928 - July 11, 2014

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Theresa M. Spencer

January 21, 1927 - July 11, 2014

Theresa Mary (Mele) Spencer, 87, of Tampa, passed away peacefully at her home in Tampa Friday July 11, 2014. She was born January 21, 1927 in Gary, Indiana. Also formerly of Merrillville and Crown Point, Indiana, Theresa retired from US Steel Gary Works and moved to Florida in June of 1992. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Justina Mele; husband, Thomas E. Spencer; brothers,...
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Paul Haimovitz

January 14, 1920 - July 11, 2014

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Deane M. Hydes

November 20, 1925 - July 11, 2014

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Adela Corzo

October 21, 1921 - July 9, 2014

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Leon Wesley Turner

November 23, 1940 - July 7, 2014

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Robert Harold Giertsen

October 23, 1917 - July 7, 2014

Giertsen, Robert H., 96, USMC Reserve Captain & WWII Veteran, of Riverview FL, passed away July 7, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, James H. & Hazel Giertsen, first wife Kay Giertsen and their daughter Roberta Giertsen. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce Giertsen, son Rod Tanner & daughter in law Vivien Tanner. He lived his life with honesty & integrity before...
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Karen Prentice

November 21, 1970 - July 5, 2014

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Willodean H. Weisseg

September 21, 1932 - July 5, 2014

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Sharon Kent

December 3, 1941 - July 3, 2014

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John H. White

September 29, 1922 - July 2, 2014

WHITE, JR., John (Jack) H., of Tampa, Florida passed peacefully from this life to the next on July 2, 2014 at the age of 91. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 29th, 1922. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Townsend White and is survived by his son John W. White and his daughter Deborah Peterson. He served in the United States Navy and attained the rank of Lt. Cdr. He was a...
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Mattie Ash

May 28, 1939 - July 1, 2014

ASH, Mattie, 75, of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2014. Mattie Lee Ash was born May 28, 1939 to the late Mayola Whitfield Hutcherson and Willie Fred Hutcherson. Mattie lived in White Springs, Florida. She was educated by the Hamilton County School system and spent 45 years working in the field of Hospitality. During her early years Mattie migrated from Florida and resided in...
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Earl Ware

June 18, 1912 - June 29, 2014

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Marion C. Wanamaker

November 11, 1923 - June 27, 2014

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Elna E. Hills

November 18, 1929 - June 26, 2014

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Johnny L. Ippolito

January 2, 1918 - June 25, 2014

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Dorothy M. D'Amico

October 31, 1932 - June 23, 2014

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Dorothy M. D'Amico

October 31, 1932 - June 23, 2014

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Herbert M. Johnson

December 5, 1937 - June 23, 2014

JOHNSON, Herbert M., 76, of Plant City, passed away June 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert C. & Maxine Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Carol, his daughter, Leigh Ann Mays (Kirk), his son, Jerry Johnson (Traci), grandchildren, Tyler (Beth), Karis, Jacob and Benjamin Johnson and McKenna Mays, his great grandchildren, Landon, Marshall and Campbell...
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Anthony I. Walters

February 21, 1965 - June 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Of Memories Funeral Home, TAMPA, FL.
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Annie R. Reeves

February 2, 1921 - June 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Of Memories Funeral Home, TAMPA, FL.
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Mildred C. Girolami

July 18, 1925 - June 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Garden Of Memories Funeral Home, TAMPA, FL.
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Florence V. Flowers

January 24, 1922 - June 20, 2014

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Irene G. Lamb

September 17, 1926 - June 17, 2014

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Roslyn A. White

August 11, 1922 - June 16, 2014

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