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Tampa was a very small city in 1913 when the doors first opened at the Blount Henderson Funeral Home. This partnership was short-lived however, with Frazier T. Blount purchasing Henderson's interest four years later, forming the F. T. Blount Company Funeral Home. In that era, funeral establishments were usually small converted residences. Searching for larger quarters, Mr. Blount purchased two homes on the northeast corner of Tyler and Marion Streets. One structure was converted to a funeral home and the other became his family residence. An enclosed passageway connected the two facilities creating Tampa's first funeral home staffed on a 24-hour basis. In 1952, Mr. Blount decided to retire and sold his business to two of his key employees, Henry Hale and Jack Yent, Sr. Three years later, Hale and Yent built Tampa's first conventional funeral home on Nebraska Avenue. That building now houses the administrative offices and training center for new employees and continuing education classrooms for all personnel. Over the years, numerous firms from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties joined the F.T. Blount firms, including Curry & Son Funeral Home, founded by Mark Curry, Jr. In late 2006, the Terrace Oaks Chapel was added to serve families of Temple Terrace and the Tampa area. Today, four chapels and three cemeteries proudly serve the residents of Tampa as members of the Blount & Curry family. Life is very precious. When a life does end, saying goodbye is very difficult. It is the mission of the Blount & Curry family of funeral homes to assist families through this most difficult period by providing the very finest services and cemeteries in the most caring and meaningful way.


Our Obituaries

Ruth Irene Rogers

March 21, 1927 - July 29, 2016

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William Robert Taylor

February 27, 1948 - July 28, 2016

Taylor, William R. “Bob” 68, of Tampa passed on July 28th, 2016. He’s survived by his wife Jan, and sons Mike (Maria) and Robbie; brother Randy (Melanie) and his loving grandchildren, Christian and Mia. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:30 am at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513.
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Frances G. Swann

January 31, 1917 - July 27, 2016

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Ruth F. Frick

October 7, 1920 - July 27, 2016

FRICK, Ruth Emaline F., 95, of Tampa, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital North surrounded by her loving family. She was born at home on October 7, 1920 in the small town of Putneyville, PA., to the late John M. and Anna E. (Slagle) Farster. She graduated from Vandergrift HS in 1939 and went to work in NY City for the Army Corps of Engineers. After...
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Norriss Ann Kelley

April 24, 1933 - July 27, 2016

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James Brewster Selman

April 2, 1925 - July 26, 2016

Selman, James B., 91, went home to his Lord on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a native and lifelong Floridian, born in Bradenton on April 2, 1925. A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday and served until 1946. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1950 with a degree in Journalism, and married Barbara Cantrell the next...
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Frances Rae Farquhar

April 15, 1954 - July 26, 2016

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Mary Jane Nixon

February 22, 1930 - July 24, 2016

Nixon, Mary Jane, 78, passed away on July 26, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her sons, Rick and Greg Hankins; brother, Tom Webb; sister, Karen Delany; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Garden of...
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Steven Scott Wright

March 21, 1956 - July 24, 2016

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John Frederick Klausing

March 3, 1938 - July 23, 2016

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James Howard Nestle

March 27, 1931 - July 23, 2016

Nestle Sr., James "Jim", 85, of Tampa, FL passed away July 23, 2016. Jim was born March 27, 1931 in Richfield Springs, NY. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Loretta Nestle; daughter, Lela Nestle Mikell; son, Jim Nestle Jr.( Sandi); granddaughters, Casie Leppan (Ray) & Katrina Mikell; grandson, Garrett Nestle; great grandsons, Maverick & Levi Leppan; great granddaughters,...
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Bruce David Pisani

June 27, 1950 - July 22, 2016

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John Charles Hernandez

September 28, 1930 - July 22, 2016

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Robert Stephen Smith

March 19, 1949 - July 22, 2016

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William Stewart Mitcheltree

September 16, 1952 - July 22, 2016

Mitcheltree, William Stewart, 63, passed away on July 22, 2016. He was born in New Kensington, PA. When he was 8 years old, he moved to Florida with his family. He married Beverly Mitcheltree in 1972. He was a General Superintendant at Masonry Builders since 1988. He was an avid sports fan and followed NASCAR, football and baseball. He loved the Bucs, Rays and the Earnhardts. Bill was a hard...
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Bruce William Buck

August 13, 1952 - July 20, 2016

Bruce William Buck, 63, passed on July 20, 2016, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. He is survived by his loving wife, Lola; brothers, B. Steven and Robert Buck; sisters, Joyce Shockley and Janet Fulton; along with numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, additional loving family members and friends. Private graveside services will be conducted in Illinois. In lieu of flowers...
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Jessica Rita Yaccarino

May 17, 1966 - July 20, 2016

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Maynell Benton Scott

October 20, 1934 - July 19, 2016

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Owen Luther Godwin

June 13, 1934 - July 18, 2016

Owen Luther Godwin, Jr., 82, passed away July 18, 2016, in Lutz, FL. A Floridian his entire life, he was born of Owen and Pearl Godwin, June 13, 1934, in Sebring. After the family moved to Kissimmee, Owen Jr. helped his father build Gatorland. He graduated as valedictorian of Osceola High School and served in the US Navy, where he met his future wife, Nancy Plumridge at a USO dance. While Owen...
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Jose Luis Martinez

August 31, 1953 - July 17, 2016

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Larbi Dew

July 29, 1972 - July 17, 2016

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Ellen Josephine Mincin

September 8, 1925 - July 17, 2016

Ellin J. Mincin, age 90 of Land O' Lakes, Florida joined her loving husband, Al, in Heaven, Sunday, July 17, 2016. Surrounded by family, Ellen left this earth in the same manner she loved her life- with peace, dignity and grace. Born on Charleroi, Pa, Ellen lived in Whitehall, PA until retiring to Florida in 1985. She is survived by 3 children: Renee' Mincin, Tampa, Fl: Joann Harrison ...
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Frank John Pullara

April 12, 1928 - July 17, 2016

Pullara, Francesco “Frank”, 88, was born in Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sicily, a resident of Tampa for most of his adult life, passed away July 17, 2016. We take comfort in knowing that he is now at peace and has rejoined his beloved wife of 55 years, Ruby. Frank was all about FAMILY. He had a large, wonderful and loving family. He is survived by his four daughters, Bonnie Pullara,...
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Sammy Allen Herndon

November 15, 1948 - July 17, 2016

Herndon, Sammy Allen, 67, of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully on July 17, 2016. A lifelong resident of Tampa, he proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was in the grocery business for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Samuel. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and one sister Julia and many other loving family members.
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Christopher Eugene Brown

June 18, 1980 - July 16, 2016

Christopher “Chris” Eugene Brown, 36, passed away on July 16, 2016. Chris was born in Mesa, Arizona and moved to Tampa in 1998. Chris was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clifford Brown. He is survived by his loving family; Cliff Brown, Toni Brown, Jeff Brown, Lisa Brown, step-siblings; Kelsey and DJ and grandmother, Barbara Brown.Chris worked with Dean Billie as a carpenter and...
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Mary Elizabeth Berry

March 26, 1927 - July 15, 2016

Berry, Mary Elizabeth, 89, of Tampa passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. A native of Gosport, Sussex, England, she immigrated to Canada with her husband, Frederick Percy in 1948. They moved to Florida in 1953 and opened a restaurant/gas station in Land O'Lakes. Mary, fondly known as Miss Mary, was passionate about traditions and loved spending time with her family and most recently her two...
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Mary Elizabeth Berry

March 26, 1927 - July 15, 2016

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Geraldine Grace Billett

February 4, 1925 - July 14, 2016

BILLETT, Geraldine “Susie” Grace, 91, of Tampa passed away on July 14, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Jack W. Billett. Susie is survived by her sons; Jack (Dora) Billett Jr., and Donald (Deborah) Billett, grandchildren; John (Melisa Parton) Billett, Terista (Greg Sandman) Morales, and Joshua Billett, great-grandchildren; Brian Barsoumian, Robert Morales,...
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Jasper G. Taylor

September 19, 1920 - July 14, 2016

J.G. ‘Tracy’ Taylor, Jr., 95, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 14, 2016. Tracy was born September 19, 1920 in Kinston, NC, the oldest of three siblings. Tracy attended Edwards Military Institute, Salemburg, NC, graduating in 1938, after which he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Following a time of basic and specialized training, Tracy was assigned to the 27th...
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Frank Davison

August 15, 1926 - July 13, 2016

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Marion Faison Butler

January 18, 1952 - July 13, 2016

Marion Faison Butler (AKA Mark Butler), 64, of Lutz, FL passed away on July 13, 2016. Son of Marion Butler, Jr., and Jytte Brucelius, Marion was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on January 18, 1952 and moved to Florida as an infant.A finance graduate of FAU, Marion later became CFO of the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, and then Lowry Park Zoo, also in Tampa.Having a keen lifelong...
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Rodolfo P. Ramirez

April 1, 1935 - July 13, 2016

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Oscar J Olivera Garcia

March 9, 1948 - July 12, 2016

Oscar J Olivera Garcia M.D., 68, of Tampa, FL passed away on July 12, 2016. Oscar was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He pursued his passion in medicine, becoming a surgeon in his early 20’s. He practiced in several countries, including; Nicaragua, Cape Verde, Botswana, and South Africa, with widespread recognition as a scholar and professor. After over 30 years of a successful career, he...
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Jackie Charlene Floyd

June 26, 1953 - July 12, 2016

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Garrett Lynn Redeske

February 18, 1941 - July 12, 2016

REDESKE, Garrett Lynn, went ot be with his Lord and Savior on July 12, 2016. He graduated from Minnehaha Academy in June 1959. From there, he began his college career at the University of Minnesota in September 1959. His engineering courses in Chemistry, Math and Physics as well as Biostatistics from the U of M Medical School helped Garrett obtain his job with Pillsbury Flour Mills in 1962, whose...
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Tina Mary Butler

August 20, 1928 - July 11, 2016

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Robert William Thomas

September 19, 1940 - July 11, 2016

Thomas, Robert W., 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2016. He is survived by his loving family as follows; brother’s Lee, Barry and Doug Thomas. Children: Robert Thomas Jr., Sandra Nunes, Kathy Gangwer, Frank Thomas, Richard Thomas and Debbie ThomasAlso survived by 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9am with a...
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Delma Goodwin Guggino

February 27, 1924 - July 10, 2016

Guggino,Delma (Dee) Goodwin,92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 10, 2016. Dee was born in Milton, Florida. She was proceeded in death by her beloved husband, Steve Guggino. She was loved by many and is survived by many nieces and nephews. She worked for LM Hughey Oil for 50 years, starting as a bookkeeper and retiring as a Vice President and officer in the company. A graveside...
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George Gabriel

April 29, 1945 - July 9, 2016

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Gloria Louise Ogle

November 16, 1928 - July 8, 2016

Ogle, Gloria Louise (Richers), 87, passed away July 8, 2016, at her home in Lutz, FL surrounded by her sons. Gloria was born in Altoona, PA to Edgar M. Richers and Ella Marie (McFadden) Richers. She completed her studies in laboratory technology at Mount Aloysius College. She loved playing duplicate bridge and was a Silver Life Bridge Master. Gloria was also an avid reader and was a member of...
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Lorraine Anna Ries

July 26, 1923 - July 8, 2016

RIES, LORRAINE ANNA, 92, originally of Hamburg, New York baptized Roman Catholic at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Hamburg, NY passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, Tampa, Florida. Lorraine was preceded in death by her daughter, Virginia Mary Ries and son, Gordon John Ries. She is survived her children, Shirley Anne (Robert) Redcay, Marianne Linda (Charles) Bailey, Wayne Joseph Ries,...
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Robert Ricard Crepeau

November 5, 1924 - July 6, 2016

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Amy Ashwood Blackwood

November 8, 1927 - July 6, 2016

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William Richard Green

November 14, 1946 - July 6, 2016

William R. Green, 69 of Tampa passed away July 6, 2016 from complications of pneumonia after battling MDS, a rare blood disorder for six months. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cheryl. Sons; Travis (Jennifer) and Zachary (Crystal), and four grandchildren; Victoria, Carson, Chloe, and Orion. Loving sister, Sheryl (Glenn), two beloved nephews, and family. Bill served as a combat medic in...
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Bernice Hagerman Everts

March 31, 1920 - July 5, 2016

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Dolores Ulee DeCecco

August 3, 1925 - July 4, 2016

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Muriel Veronica Haviland

March 31, 1914 - July 4, 2016

Haviland, Muriel V. 102, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at home, surrounded by family. She was born to Anna and William Donnelly. She was a native of St. Albans,NY, and came to Tampa in 1959. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Haviland; three sons, William, David, and James Haviland; two daughters, Patricia Trigg and Kathleen Reiss; and one grandchild, Tommy Myers. Survivors...
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Lisa Marie Jennings

January 29, 1964 - July 4, 2016

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William Andrew Cook

April 1, 1951 - July 3, 2016

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Patricia Ann Dormany

September 16, 1925 - July 2, 2016

Dormany, Patricia Ann, passed away on July 2, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Lester and Marjorie Edwards. After relocating to Florida, Patricia attended Hillsborough High School in Tampa and was a long time resident of Land O' Lakes. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 42 years, John A. Dormany. Patricia is survived by daughter, Diane; grandson,...
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Shirley Wyllene Head

November 3, 1935 - July 1, 2016

Shirley Wyllene Thornhill Head passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday July 1, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bill; son Dean (Dawn) and daughter Marilyn Wirsz (Gary). Also a sister, Brenda Thornhill Shannon. She was born in Tampa, Florida to Pascal Gary and Mary Kathryn Thornhill on November 3, 1935. She graduated from Hillsborough High School and attended Florida State...
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Mary Lou Allen

December 30, 1925 - June 29, 2016

ALLEN, Mary Lou, 90, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at Weinberg Village, as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mary Lou worked many years as a receptionist in a Veterinarian’s office but she was most proud of her thirty years as an Army wife. Mary Lou is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Harry E. Allen, the love of her life. She is survived by five...
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Joann English Manelli

August 27, 1935 - June 29, 2016

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Mary Lou Allen

December 30, 1925 - June 29, 2016

ALLEN, Mary Lou, 90, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 at Weinberg Village, as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mary Lou worked many years as a receptionist in a Veterinarian’s office but she was most proud of her thirty years as an Army wife. Mary Lou is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Harry E. Allen, the love of her life. She is survived by five...
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Mary Lou Allen

December 30, 1925 - June 29, 2016

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Helen Ormeida Vacher

September 14, 1921 - June 27, 2016

VACHER, Helen, 94, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Mease Countryside Hospital. Helen was born in Gilmer County, West Virginia where she grew up. She attended Fairmont College and graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She served a tour with the Indian Health Service working with the Navajo in New Mexico. She moved to Tampa in 1952 with her husband Charlie and three sons. After...
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Charles Crowe Smith

November 23, 1946 - June 27, 2016

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Helen Vacher

September 14, 1921 - June 27, 2016

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Thomas Woodrow Whitlock

January 18, 1939 - June 27, 2016

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Thomas J. Davis

September 11, 1933 - June 26, 2016

Tommy J Davis IIAffectionally called “Tom” or “Tommy”, 82, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2016 after a courageous battle against Parkinson’s Disease.He was born in Lake Wales, FL. He attended the University of Florida, and went on to serve in The United States Air Force. After leaving the military, he went on to get his B.A . in Economics from...
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Siegrid Elizabeth Cohen

June 13, 1946 - June 25, 2016

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Teresa La Torre

January 10, 1952 - June 24, 2016

"Thank you to all our dear family and friends who have reached out to show us their support and condolences. Your kind and touching words/memories about mom are comforting and heartwarming during this very difficult time. We truly are grateful for each and everyone of those messages.Since so many have asked...We will be celebrating Mom's life this Friday July 1st from 4-7pm at Blount ...
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Dorothy May Aungst

November 29, 1925 - June 24, 2016

Dorothy “Dot” Wallick Aungst, 90, died June 24, 2016, at HCR Manorcare Carrollwood, Tampa, FL. Dot was a resident of Tampa since 1960, moving here from Columbia , PA. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and ceramics. She was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. Dot was born in Columbia, PA to Ivan and Rosina Schinzing Wallick. She was predeceased by her parents,...
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James Pennell Muncey

July 8, 1932 - June 22, 2016

James P. Muncey, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in the loving care of his family. He was born in Cape May, New Jersey. In 1948, his family moved to Tampa. James, his wife, Alma and newly started family moved to the Citrus Park area in 1958. He was a Korean War Veteran, Seventh Day Adventist and a master welder/fabricator; although his passion was real estate. He is...
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George Edward Smith

January 23, 1927 - June 21, 2016

SMITH M.D., GEORGE EDWARD, 89, of Tampa went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 21, 2016. George was born in Mankato, MN and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University participated in Surgical and Internal Medicine residencies. George practiced during 1957-1972 in St. Louis and practiced from 1972-1993 in Tampa...
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Mary Catherine Geist

November 9, 1942 - June 21, 2016

GEIST, Mary Catherine “Mary Kay” 73, of Lutz, entered into rest Tuesday June 21, 2016. Mary was born in Punxsutawney, PA, to the late Ben and Catherine Notarian. Mary enjoyed taking cruises and spending time with her boxer, Bailey. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Mary leaves behind her six children, Dana Lawrence, Deanna Geist-Stentz, Denise Small, Debbie Martinez, Danny...
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Victor Gonzalez Valdes

October 30, 1919 - June 20, 2016

Victor Valdes, 96, passed away on June 20, 2016 in Rochester, MN. He was born in Ybor City, FL. Victor served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his military service he married Rose Messina at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, FL. For over 30 years, he was an elementary school teacher in Tampa, FL. During his retirement, Victor enjoyed painting with watercolors, learning...
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William Frederick Hubbard

October 29, 1925 - June 20, 2016

Lt. Cmdr. William F. Hubbard, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully June 20, 2016 at his home in Lutz. He is survived by his wife, Amelia; sons, Mark (Francine) and Scott (Adriana); step-son, Charles Cabrera (Jona); step-daughters, Malou Smith (Bob) and Marlene Roome (Rich); two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter,...
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Jeff Corydon

March 14, 1929 - June 20, 2016

CORYDON, Jeff III, 87, of Tampa passed away on Monday June 20, 2016. Jeff was born in Chicago, IL March 14, 1929 to Jeff Corydon II and Alice Nothenberg and graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University College of Journalism at Evanston. He entered the United States Foreign Service in 1957, serving as diplomat throughout 32 years while living and traveling abroad, most notably in Europe,...
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Joseph Louis Cepelak

November 23, 1954 - June 18, 2016

Cepelak, Joseph “Joe” L., of Tampa, Florida passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in New York. In 1990, he married Barbara Cassen and together they had two children, Shaun and Carly. Joe's outgoing personality and willingness to help endeared him to everyone. He loved giving back and held positions on several boards. Chair Scholars and the HCU Soccer...
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Gilberto Cotto

November 21, 1920 - June 17, 2016

Cotto, Gilberto, 95, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on Friday, June 17, 2016. He was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He retired from the New York City Transit Authority. Gilberto was a member of the U.S. Army 65th regiment from 1941-1948, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Congressional Gold Medal. Gilberto leaves behind his beloved wife of 71 years, Antonia Cotto; two sons, Gilbert Cotto...
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Harriet Jean Johnson

August 4, 1928 - June 15, 2016

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Dennis William Armour

September 5, 1959 - June 14, 2016

ARMOUR, Dennis William, 56, passed away quietly in his sleep on June 14, 2016. Dennis was born in Mainz, Germany and moved around over half his life before settling down in Fayetteville, NC. He graduated High School from 71st High School (Fayetteville) in 1978. He attended Fayetteville Technical Community College, obtaining a Environmental Engineering degree and later on he married his wife,...
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Asa Renee Scott

December 7, 1962 - June 14, 2016

Asa Renee Scott, was raised to our Lord Jesus on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Our loving Mom and wife is enjoying the beauty of Heaven. Asa was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Rialto, California. She has lived in Tampa, FL since 1996 after living in Frankfurt, Germany for 12 years during her husband's stationing for the Air Force. She is survived by her is her husband of 32 years, Raymond Paul...
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Thomas Benjamin Hill

September 15, 1924 - June 14, 2016

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Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz

November 17, 1991 - June 12, 2016

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz11-17-91 - 06-12-16A life too precious, taken too soon. Christopher is survived and adored by his mother,Maria Sanfeliz, his father, Carlos Sanfeliz, His brother Carlos Junior Sanfeliz and several family members.Chris was a graduate of Gaither High School and a personal banker at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. He was an angel who brought a smile to every person that...
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Glimeria Ceferina Carbon

August 26, 1922 - June 12, 2016

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Donald Milton Ross

April 23, 1933 - June 11, 2016

Ross, Donald Milton, 83, of Lutz, Florida entered into rest on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Don was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Emmett and Theresa Ross. He attended Beaumont High School and Washington University before enlisting in the Army. Don moved to Tampa in 1965 to raise his loving family. He enjoyed golf and played as often as he could in between raising a family, serving in the military...
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William E. Coker

April 27, 1940 - June 11, 2016

Major William E. Coker, Jr. (retired, USAF), 76 passed away after a brief illness on June 11, 2016. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he became an F4 Phantom Air Force fighter pilot with the 33 TAC fighter wing and flew over 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. He received the Air Force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross among others. After he retired from the Air Force,...
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Douglas Jennings Wingate

January 3, 1927 - June 11, 2016

Wingate, Douglas Jennings, 89, of Odessa, Florida entered into rest on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Douglas was known for being a Hillsborough High School Sports Star from 1943-1945 He also served his country during WWII. Douglas now joins his beloved wife, Gloria Wingate. He leaves behind his three children, Cheryl Rollins (Tom), Douglas J Wingate Jr. (Susan), and Charlotte Sciame; 13 grandchildren...
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Doris Ann Odell

August 2, 1933 - June 10, 2016

ODELL, Doris Ann, 82, of Odessa, passed away June 10, 2016 with her daughter, Debbi Date by her side. She was a member of Keystone UMC of Odessa, FL. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. Odell. She is survived by her brother, Gussie and wife Dot Nelson of Hudson, WI; children, Debbi and husband Brian Date, Dawn and her husband Jerry Rohling, Denise and her husband Bob Corlies,...
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Ralph W. Sullenberger

December 28, 1937 - June 9, 2016

Ralph W. Sullenberger of Tampa, Florida passed away on June 9, 2016. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Pricedale, Pennsylvania. Ralph enjoyed being a coach, fishing and absolutely loved sports. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Delilah Sullenberger and his parents, Robert and Gladys Sullenberger. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Giovannini; grandchildren, Joseph, Deanna and...
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Jimmy Lou Boult

October 24, 1933 - June 9, 2016

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Jimmy Lou Boult

October 24, 1933 - June 9, 2016

Boult, Jimmy Lou Foster, 82, of Tampa entered into rest on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Jimmy Lou grew up in Scottsboro, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 1955, and then continued on to Vanderbilt University where she was the 2nd woman to graduate from Vanderbilt Law School in 1958. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alison. Jimmy Lou is survived by her husband, John Boult, who...
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Jimmy Lou Boult

October 24, 1933 - June 9, 2016

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Ralph W. Sullenberger

December 28, 1937 - June 9, 2016

Ralph W. Sullenberger of Tampa, Florida passed away on June 9, 2016. He was born on December 28, 1937 in Pricedale, Pennsylvania. Ralph enjoyed being a coach, fishing and absolutely loved sports. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Delilah Sullenberger and his parents, Robert and Gladys Sullenberger. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Giovannini; grandchildren, Joseph, Deanna and...
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Manuel Martinez

April 18, 1932 - June 7, 2016

Our Beloved Father Manuel Martinez, 84, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, June 7,2016 surrounded by his love ones. Manuel was born on April 18 1932, in Lares, Puerto Rico. He is survived by 8 daughters, 6 sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 2-4pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa, FL 33618 with a...
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Edwina Louise Lyn

August 13, 1931 - June 7, 2016

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Steven Edward Asbrand

September 21, 1962 - June 6, 2016

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James Gregory Appleby

March 16, 1958 - June 6, 2016

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Kay Ann White

March 16, 1950 - June 6, 2016

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Blessing Beasley

September 4, 1920 - June 3, 2016

Beasley, Blessing, 95, of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully June 3, 2016. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Viola Gladys Beck Beasley and Price Beasley. She was a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing obtaining a diploma in Psychiatric Nursing from Menninger Sanitarium and a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in nursing education from Catholic University of America. Ms....
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Julianne Clinton

September 15, 1936 - June 3, 2016

Julianne “Julie” Clinton, 79, died June 3, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. She resided at John Knox Village for the past ten years before moving to Tampa. Julie and her husband George Hurley, who died in 2006, were both longtime Buffalo residents who had previously lived in Stuart, Florida. In addition to Hurley, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Mahoney. Julianne is...
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David Michael Laveck

July 1, 1960 - June 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Harry Lamar Tucker

April 12, 1961 - June 1, 2016

TUCKER, Harry Lamar, 55, of Tampa passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Harry was on dialysis for over 5 years awaiting a kidney transplant at the Fresenius Dialysis Center. He proudly served his country for over 5 years in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement, he worked for Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. He was preceded in death by his...
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Eileen Marie Ballash

June 30, 1933 - June 1, 2016

Mrs. Eileen Marie Ballash (née Stadler) died peacefully on June 1, 2016 in Tampa, Florida at the spry age of 82, just a few weeks shy of her 83rd birthday.Eileen is survived by her children, Marie Gawelek (Oh), Michael Ballash (Fl), Thomas Ballash (Christina) (Fl), Paul Ballash (Kathleen) (Fl), Robert Ballash (Fl), Anita Podlogar (Fred) (Oh). She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren,...
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Harry Lamar Tucker

April 12, 1961 - June 1, 2016

TUCKER, Harry Lamar, 55, of Tampa passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Harry was on dialysis for over 5 years awaiting a kidney transplant at the Fresenius Dialysis Center. He proudly served his country for over 5 years in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement, he worked for Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. He was preceded in death by his...
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Marie Bien-Aime

January 5, 1949 - May 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Raymond Edward Seymour

February 10, 1944 - May 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Glenda Carol McElhaney

March 31, 1941 - May 31, 2016

McElhaney, Glenda, 75, passed away May 31, 2016. She is predeceased by her mother, Alice McElhaney and her brother, Kenneth Whetstone. She is survived by her brother, Robert McElhaney and her sisters, Pat Robinson and Alma Muncey. Although she had no natural children, she was like a second mother to her nieces, Vickie Holtsclaw, Sherri Robles and nephew, Alan Robinson; as well as many others whom...
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