Celebrity Obituaries

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James "Jay" Earl Donaldson

January 18, 1962 - November 18, 2015

DONALDSON, James Earl "Jay" 53, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 18, 2015, after more than a decade of valiantly fighting cancer. Jay left far too early. He was an amazing husband, father, and son. Surviving Jay is his loving wife of nearly 25 years, Lisa Loy Donaldson; his three amazing sons, Reid, Drew, and Miles; his mother, Dee Thaxton; stepfather, Bill Thaxton; father, Earl Donaldson; his brother,...
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Linda C. Thompson

February 17, 1947 - November 17, 2015

Linda C. Thompson, 68, of Tampa, passed away November 17, 2015. Linda was born in Birmingham, Al on February 17, 1947 to Joe and Edna Cobb. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Cobb. She is survived by her daughter, Tami Jones(Leonard Mistich); son, Blake Thompson, DMD.; daughter-in-law, Tammy Thompson; grandchildren, Raegan Thompson and Cooper Thompson; father, Joe Cobb; and sisters...
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Roselyn Kitty Corbitt

November 11, 1946 - November 17, 2015

Corbitt, Roselyn, 69, of Tampa, passed away November 17, 2015. Roselyn was born in Jacksonville, Fl to Dougles and Freida Corbitt. Roselyn enjoyed Bird watching. She married the love of her life, Larry on June 26th, 1965 and he survives her. Other survivors are her daughter Lee Ann Hensley (Chris); grandson Trae Feyes, and many other family and friends. She was loved and will be dearly missed. A...
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Rose Piniella Torres

July 16, 1920 - October 29, 2015

Torres, Rose Piniella, 95, of Tampa passed away October 29, 2015. A Tampa native, Rose was preceded in death by her husband Manuel Torres Jr.;daughter Belinda Godwin;brothers Louis Piniella Sr. and his wife Margaret and Victor Piniella.She is survived by daughter Carmen Spoto and son Anthony Torres;grandson Gary Albano Jr.; nephews, Lou Piniella Jr.(Anita) and Joseph Piniella; and niece Gloria...
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Cynthia Hughes

August 28, 1955 - October 29, 2015

Hughes, Cynthia Faye, 60, of Tampa, passed away October 29, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Cynthia loved surfing when she was younger, and she loved babysitting children. She was preceded in death by her father William Hrapchak.Cynthia is survived by her husband Jim Cross;a daughter,Shannon (Ryan); sons Mark (Michelle) and Jimmy; grandchildren, Kiersten, Mark, Matt and Mike, mother Eva...
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Norman Banaszak

May 6, 1945 - October 28, 2015

Banaszak, Norman "Norm", 70, of Tampa, passed away on October 28, 2015. Norman was born May 6, 1945, in Buffalo, NY, to Casimer and Anna Banaszak. Norm served in the US Air Force and retired from Unisys Corp. of Tampa. He enjoyed working at the Woodworking Club of Tampa making toys for children and burial urns for veterans. He is survived by his loving wife Christine; sisters Theresa Lisowski...
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Francis Dozier

December 20, 1929 - October 27, 2015

Dozier, Francis Edwin, 85, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2015. Born in Brunswick, Ga., Frank was a Tampa resident for 60 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Fernanda; daughters Janice Pratt (Jon) of Maitland, Fla. and Nancye Hatcher (Richard); granddaughters Paula Pratt (Dominick Conti), Lindsay Hatcher and Allison Hatcher; and great grandchildren Michael Conti and...
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Carole W Holley

May 19, 1942 - October 11, 2015

Holley, Carole, 73, of Lakeland, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2015. Carole was born May 19, 1942, in St. Louis, MS, to Donald and Edna Walters. She was married to the love of her life, Joseph Holley, whom preceded her in death. She was a great mother, teacher and nurse who touched many lives. She is survived by sons Brice (Barbara); Kyle (Chrissie); grandchildren, Jocelyn, Haleigh, Anthony,...
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Ruth DeLand Anderson

December 19, 1927 - October 3, 2015

Anderson, Ruth D., 87, of Tampa, passed away on October 3, 2015. She was Holistic healer, personal massage therapist, and spiritual wise woman for over 31 years. She was owner and partner at Hyde Park Wellness. She was loved and cherished by all those she touched. Ruth is survived by her son Gregory Anderson (Jeanine) of Sarasota; granddaughter Dawn Robillard (Bill); grandsons Dustin Anderson ...
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Christopher Roman Rector

April 27, 1971 - September 30, 2015

Christopher Roman Rector - father, husband, son, attorney and caretaker of lost and not so lost souls - passed away in Tampa, Florida on September 30, 2015. He was 44 years old. By his family and many friends, Roman will be remembered for his generosity, his smarts, his southern charms, his outrageous humor, his powers of persuasion, and above all, for his love of son Aidan. Roman had a...
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Carolyn Wilder

November 20, 1940 - September 21, 2015

Wilder, Carolyn, 74, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2015. She will be missed.
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Carlos Juan Garcia

October 28, 1977 - September 19, 2015

Carlos Juan Garcia, 37, of Tampa, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015. The son of who was a mother and father to him, Providencia Garcia. He was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on October 28, 1977. Carlos was employed with Positive Pool Services for over ten years. He was Seventh Day Adventist by faith and the Adventurer Club lived in his heart. Carlos was a man of many talents but his art...
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Joan Faus

December 25, 1916 - September 19, 2015

Faus, Joan, 98, of Tampa, passed away on September, 19 2015. She was born December 25, 1916 in NYC. She preceded in death by her beloved husband, John W Faus. She greatly enjoyed oil painting, embroidery, was an avid golf player and an expert Bridge player She is survived by her two daughters; Gale Boston of Tampa, FL, and Jill Hawley of Pittsburgh, PA. She was loved and will be dearly missed.
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Encarnacion Melendez

May 10, 1937 - September 19, 2015

Melendez, Encarnacion, 78, of Tampa, passed away September 19, 2015. Born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, she moved here 23 years ago from Caguas. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Modesto Candelario. She is survived by her children; David (Ana) of Boston, Diego(Mayra) of Dorado, Nancy(Diego) of Tampa, Jimmy of Buffalo, Eddie(Wanda) of Corazal, and Modesto(Lucy) of Buffalo; three...
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Grace A French

July 23, 1918 - September 16, 2015

French, Grace A., 97, of Tampa, "Beloved Grandma" slipped away peacefully at home Wednesday, September 16. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Charles E. (Chuck) French, daughter-in-law Betty M. French, and granddaughter, Deborah Dayton. She is survived by loving children, her daughter, Jacqueline French Clark, and son, Robert C. French. Grandchildren: Michael J. Ferrell (Kelly)...
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John A. Meisenbach

April 29, 1947 - September 11, 2015

John Meisenbach, 68, passed away September 11, 2015. He was born on April 29, 1947 in Peru, Illinois the son of Wilson and Helen (Sekjak) Meisenbach. John served on the 589th Air Force Band in Amarillo, Texas. He worked as a printer in Tampa before entering the ministry in 1976, where he served as Pastor at Palma Ceia Christian Church (which later merged with Westshore Christian Church) for...
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Wayne Rutland

December 30, 1944 - September 1, 2015

Rutland, Wayne, 70, of Tampa, passed away September 1, 2015. He was born in Birmingham, AL and moved here 24 years ago from Texas. Wayne served in the US Army for 20 years, 18 of which were in Special Forces and ultimately retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer3. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, Gun Owners of America, ABATE, SCV, FOMA, and SFA. He loved motorcycles, sailing, hunting and his...
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Paul M Cawthon

September 3, 1955 - August 31, 2015

Cawthon, Paul M., 60 of Tampa passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Moira Cawthon and is survived by, son Christian Cawthon, daughter, Marissa Cawthon, sister Marsha (Ed) Funk, and brothers Jim (Connie) Cawthon and Bruce (Suzanne) Cawthon. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 19th at 1 PM at Wesley Memorial United Methodist...
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Mary Nell Tyler

May 24, 1933 - August 20, 2015

Mary Nell Tyler passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 20th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Eleanor Galloway, her adoptive parents Leonard and Mary Morgan and her loving husband of 57 years James Tyler. She had four sisters, Lena Whidden (deceased), Irene Burkett, and Linda Gould. She was a devoted homemaker who raised four children, Tandra Tyler-Wood ...
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Leroy Glenn Dorsey

August 31, 1940 - August 5, 2015

Dorsey, Leroy Glenn, 74, of Tampa passed away August 5, 2015. Leroy was a US Army Veteran. He retired from GTE, where he was a member of the IBEW Union. He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Gladys Dorsey. He is survived by his sister Anna; brother John; niece Rachel; one aunt and several cousins. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa is in charge...
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Lun Ju Wei

April 21, 1927 - August 4, 2015

Our dear dad, Lun Ju Wei, passed away peacefully on august 4th 2015. He was born in Hinchu City, taiwan. on April 21st, 1927. Our father graduated from National Taiwanese University as a valedictorian in his mechanical engineer class. He went on to pursue his Masters degree in United States at Kansas State University. Lun Ju met my mother Guey Jen in Taipei Taiwan and got married in 1954....
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Charlie Lynwood Simmons

June 2, 1932 - July 27, 2015

Simmons, Charlie, 83, of Lutz, since 1959, went home to be with our Lord, July 27, 2015. Born June 2, 1932 to Sherman and Blanche Simmons in Eagle Rock, VA, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley; his daughter, Susan and son-in-law, Michael Patton; grandson, Anthony, all of Lutz,. He is also survived by brother Robert "Bob" and his wife, Ogrete; nephew, Keith;...
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James H. Butler

March 17, 1938 - July 25, 2015

Butler, James H, 77, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on July 25, 2015. James recently moved to the Tampa Bay area before his passing. James was born in Detroit, MI, on March 17, 1938 to John and Joanna Butler. James, a US Army veteran, was Methodist by faith, and an avid coin collector who enjoyed watching John Wayne movies as well as old military movies. He also loved the beach and the ocean....
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Rosalie B Sherwinsky

January 20, 1928 - July 23, 2015

Sherwinsky, Rosalie B., 87, of Tampa, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Tampa. Rosalie was born January 20, 1928, in Pittston, PA, to Zenon Bartush and Margaret (Paltanavage) Bartush. She was a homemaker, and she loved to take care of her family. Mrs. Sherwinsky was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tampa. She enjoyed playing cards, shopping and travel. Rosalie...
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Theodore Thomas Uhle

July 16, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Theodore Thomas Uhle, 92, of Riverview passed away July 23, 2015. He was born in Northhampton, Pennsylvania. His wishes will be followed through to be laid to rest next to his wife at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
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Ronald Dollar

July 22, 1957 - July 23, 2015

Ronald Dollar, 58 of Clearwater passed away July 23, 2015. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Dollar of Clearwater, parents, Beverly Dollar of Clearwater Beach, Florida, Thomas Dollar of Santa Fe, New Mexico, grandmother, Claire Whalen of Clearwater Beach, sister, Lynne Dollar of Atlanta, Georgia, brother, Brett Dollar of McFarland, Wisconsin, children, Amber Dollar of Port St. Lucie, Florida,...
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Lovie G. Epling

March 25, 1926 - July 21, 2015

Lovie G. Epling, 89 of Largo passed away July 21, 2015. She is survived by her loving family and friends.
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Alberto Lara Hernandez, Jr

April 8, 1932 - July 18, 2015

Hernandez, Alberto L., Jr., 83, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, July18, 2015, in Tampa. Alberto was born April 8, 1932, in Terlingua, TX, to Alberto O. Hernandez, Sr., and Mauricia (Lara) Hernandez Mr. Hernandez served in the US Army, but finished his career in the military by retiring with the US Air Force. He is survived by his daughter Tina A. Hernandez. His son in law Idris F....
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Joyce M Lydecker-Hunter

June 6, 1937 - July 13, 2015

Joyce M. Lydecker Hunter was 78 when she passed away on July 13, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida. Joyce was born on June 6, 1937 in Lake George, New York to Stewart and Louise Langworthy. Her heart was her family and Baptist her faith. Her passion was stock car racing where she received 30 plus trophies in the 60s and was a spokesperson when it came to representing women in the local racing...
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Charles Earnest Helfrich, (M/Sgt USAF RET)

June 25, 1932 - July 13, 2015

Charles (Chuck) Earnest Helfrich - (M/Sgt. U.S.A.F. Retired) - Born June 25, 1932 in Washington, DC & predeceased by his parents, Herman Andrew Helfrich (M/Sgt. U. S. Army Retired) & Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Helfrich, passed away on July 13, 2015. Upon the conclusion of WWII, Chuck traveled as a military dependent, to Germany. Upon his return to the U.S., Chuck graduated from Taylor Allderdice...
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Raymond Wilson Kepple

June 3, 1942 - July 12, 2015

Kepple, Raymond, 73, passed away in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, July 12, 2015. He was a loving husband and father. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Adrin Kepple, their 6 children, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and brother Clyde Kepple. The family will receive visitors in their home, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa...
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Violet Louise Tylisz

August 20, 1931 - July 10, 2015

Tylisz, Violet Louise, 83, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Temple Terrace. Violet was born August 20, 1931, in Clarksburg, WV, to Okey Scott Starkey and Lillie Mae (Oldaker) Starkey. She was a homemaker. Violet enjoyed the Red Hat Society, dancing, reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include Gail Corcoran (Pat), Cheryl Robinette (Steve), Joseph T....
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Mary Frances Eubanks Grisham

February 3, 1934 - July 5, 2015

Mary Frances "Frankie" Eubanks Grisham, Tampa, Florida, 81, passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Sunday, 5 July 2015, surrounded by her family and the gentle hands of LifePath Hospice at the home of her son and daughter, John and Kaye Sass with whom she lived for the last eleven years. A former resident of Athens, AL and Ladson, SC, Frankie was a kind, compassionate, and caring woman...
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Kathryn L McFillen

January 20, 1942 - June 29, 2015

McFillen, Kathryn, 73, of Tampa, passed away on June 29, 2015. She is survived by her husband Herman; son Mark; granddaughter Trinity; grandson Luke, her sisters; Twyla Sharp of Oklahoma City and Karen Sparks of Choctaw. She will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Linda Ann Spence

October 24, 1944 - June 28, 2015

Spence, Linda Ann, 70, of Tampa, passed away on June 28, 2015. Linda is survived by her son, Brian Spence. She was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Jean S Pyle-Herold

August 18, 1921 - June 27, 2015

Pyle-Herold, Jean, 93, of Tampa, passed away on June 27, 2015. She is survived by her daughters; Nancy Workman and Ruth Sullivan. She will be greatly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home-Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Howard Mayhew

June 24, 2015

Mayhew Howard C., 88, died at his home in Sun City Center June 24, 2015. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Janet, three children James (Colleen) Mayhew, Karen (John) Cucinotta, Barbara Mayhew, seven grandchildren and four great grandsons. Donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
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James Odom

March 28, 1925 - June 24, 2015

Odom, James, of Tampa, formerly of Allendale, SC; After a courageous battle with lung cancer, James passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Maggie (McMillian) Odom; siblings, Lucille, Elizabeth and Sophie; wives, Annie Edwards (1945) and Antoinette Smith Odom (1971); sons, Charles Preston and Jimmy Odom, Jr. Survived by his...
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Yolanda Suarez

December 25, 1936 - June 20, 2015

Yolanda Suarez, 78, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Tampa. Survivors include five children, Patricia Rickey, Laura Penaherrera, Rosario Espinoza, Cecilia E. Brooks, Luis F. Sarmiento, 11 grandchildren, and many other loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather from 4-7pm on Thursday, June 25, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel, 3328 S Dale...
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Joe O Erni

October 6, 1921 - June 18, 2015

Erni, Joe, 93, passed away peacefully on June 18, in Sun City Center. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home- Tampa Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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Lydia Ann Loveless Renninger

April 10, 1938 - June 15, 2015

RENNINGER, Lydia Ann Loveless, was born April 10, 1938 to Leland E and Grace Morris Loveless. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Township near Palmyra, IL with two brothers, Richard Leland Loveless and James Robert Loveless, and five sisters, Ruth Elizabeth Madison (Lester), Peggy Joyce Loveless, Margaret Claussen (Jerry), Carol Jean Solomon (Vernon) and Junia Kay Loveless. Ann attended...
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Irma Jean Dickerhoof

June 13, 2015

Irma Jean Dickerhoof, 92, of St. Petersburg, FL. went home to be with the Lord Saturday June 13, 2015. She was born in Seymour, IN and came to the Tampa Bay area 42 years ago. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred & Mary Moren, her husband Wilford Dickerhoof, a son David Dickerhoof and his wife Terri, grandson James Dickerhoof, and five of her siblings. She is survived by sister June...
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Robert Leonard Ernest

July 5, 1923 - June 9, 2015

Robert Leonard Ernest, 91, of Clearwater, FL passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Born in Washington, DC, he was a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene. Bob also lived in Virginia Beach, VA for many years. He worked for 40 years at the C&P Telephone Company in DC. Besides loving the Lord and his family, he was passionate about playing softball. Robert is survived by his four...
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Arno Murekas

May 14, 1929 - June 4, 2015

Murekas, Arno, 86, of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Tampa. Arno was born May 14, 1929, in Saaremaa, Estonia, to Jaan and Sofia (nee Käo) Murekas. He was a landscaper for most of his life, even having a family business with his father at one time. Arno was an avid reader of historical works about his beloved country of Estonia, which he was forced to leave in 1944...
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Ivan Michael Valentin

January 24, 1987 - June 4, 2015

Valentin, Ivan Michael, 28, of Tampa, passed away June, 4. He was the miracle in our home. A true fighter who has beat all odds. "Our Superman." May he rest in peace. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Nelly, and nephew Oliver. He is survived by his parents, Nelida and Felix; grandmother Aida; siblings; Tiffany(David), Cristelle (Andrew), Jayce (Megan); niece and nephew Olive and Jaxin;...
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Cynthia Marie Scaglione

May 31, 2015

Cynthia "Cindy" Marie Scaglione, age 59, a native of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 31st. She graduated with high honors from USF in 1977 with a degree in Anthropology. Cindy went on to study law and graduated first in her class at St. Mary's University School of Law in 1980. She was a Federal Law Clerk 1980 – 1981, Federal Public Defender and Trial Attorney in 1981, Texas...
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Virginia B Price, (USN, NC Ret.)

December 13, 1930 - May 13, 2015

Price, Virginia Boyce, 84, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Virginia was born December 13, 1930, in McPherson, Kansas to Marvin and Edna Boyce. She was a graduate from the University of Arizona, with a BS in Nursing. Ginger served in the USAF, NC and served at Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam, then transferred to the US Navy, NC, and retired from the Navy after 20 years of military...
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Justin Carlos Yambo

April 28, 1987 - May 9, 2015

Justine Carlos Yambo, 28, passed away May 9, 2015. He is survived by his loving family. Gathering will be held Thursday, May 14 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at 3328 S. Dale Marby. Celebration of Life will begin at 7:00pm at the Brewer Chapel.
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Gretta Snead

May 17, 1933 - May 6, 2015

Snead, Gretta J, 81, of Tampa, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Bayshore Point Nursing & Rehabilitation in Tampa. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Friends and family are invited to gather from 5-7pm on Tuesday, May 12, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home Tampa Chapel, 3328 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa 33629, with gravesite service for Mrs. Snead to be held at 10am on Wednesday at...
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David Jacob Gonzalez

June 13, 1994 - May 5, 2015

Gonzalez, David Jacob "Jake", entered eternity peacefully at home Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Jake was born June 13, 1994, in Tampa, Florida to David and Meghan Gonzalez. Although considered non verbal, he spoke volumes to many through his gentle, wise and sincere spirit. Jake's greatest joy was spending time with his family which was evident through the unbreakable bond between his...
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Philip Luner

June 1, 1925 - May 3, 2015

Luner, Philip, 89, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Tampa. Philip was born June 1, 1925, in Vilna, Poland, to Samuel Luner and Sonia (Rudomin) Luner. In 1928 he emigrated with his family to Canada and was educated in Montreal where he received his B.Sc. from Loyola College (now Concordia University) in 1947 and later a Ph.D. in Chemistry from McGill University in 1951. After...
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Jane Caroline Chesson

July 9, 1921 - May 2, 2015

She moved to Tampa in 1946 with her husband, James Andrew Chesson, Jr. and was a loving homemaker. Jane volunteered at Tampa General Hospital for over 20 years. She was one of the founding members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church where she was very active in the Altar Guild, Vestry, Diocesan functions; St. Helena's Guild and Daughters of the King. Later in life she became an active member of The...
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Rhenky Beltre

March 20, 1983 - May 2, 2015

Beltre, Rhenky L, 32, of Tampa, passed away on May 2, 2015, in Tampa. Rhenky was born March 20, 1983, in Brooklyn, NY, to Nelson Beltre and Hilda (Collado) Beltre. He worked as a customer service representative in the telecommunications field. Rhenky enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and riding on his motorcycle. Survivors include his son William Beltre and brothers...
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Donald B. Holt

September 23, 1941 - May 2, 2015

Donald B. Holt, 73, of Tampa, originally of Dyersburg, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, May 2. He was the only son of the late Ben and Margaret (Parmenter) Holt. Donny, as he was better known to his friends, joined the United States Air Force in 1962, and he devoted over 22 years of his life to military service. In the Air Force, he worked in several different fields, from radio management to...
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Roland Joseph Morin

January 16, 1924 - April 24, 2015

Morin, Roland Joseph, CMST, USAF, Retired, 91, passed away peacefully at home with family Friday April 24th. Roland was born in January 1924 in Northbridge, MA. Roland spent 32 years on active duty, starting with the Army Air Core in 1942 and then the USAF as of 1947. He was a veteran or WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He was a Flight Engineer and Crew Chief on many different aircraft starting...
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Phyllis P Pyburn

June 1, 1918 - April 16, 2015

Pyburn, Phyllis, 96 of Tampa, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital after a very short stay. Phyllis was born in Miami on June 1, 1918 and raised in Jacksonville. She married Earle W. Pyburn upon his return from WWII and moved to Tampa in 1945. Phyllis graduated from Florida State College for Women and worked as a civilian at Camp Blanding during the war. She worked...
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Michael John Woodford

December 18, 1990 - April 14, 2015

Woodford, Michael, 24, of Tampa, passed away on April 14, 2015. He is survived by loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday April 18, 2015, 1pm at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Tampa Chapel.
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Marjorie L. Saxton

September 13, 1934 - April 10, 2015

Marjorie L. Saxton 80, of Lutz, passed away on April 10, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Ray and loving family.
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Cristina Fana Valerio

December 28, 1938 - April 6, 2015

Valerio, Cristina Fana, 76 passed away peacefully in her home on April 6, 2015. She was a very strong woman, migrating here from the Dominican Republic, Cristina made Florida her home. She made an honest living as a seamstress to raise her children. She was a loving, caring woman with a very strong character. Cristina is preceded in death by her son Jose. She is survived by her children, Ramon ,...
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Charles Robert Henwood

December 1, 1930 - April 3, 2015

Henwood (Ret.) USAF, Major Charles R., 84, of Tampa, passed away on April 3, 2015. Charles was born December 1, 1930, in Scranton, PA, to Charles H. Henwood and Helen (Bauer) Henwood. Mr. Henwood was a pilot for the US Air Force, and retired after 20 years of service. As a Command Pilot, he was proficient in many aircraft, including the B-26, KC-135, KC-97, and C-7A. He served in both the...
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Cora Belle Walker

August 6, 1919 - April 1, 2015

Walker, Cora Belle, 95, passed away April 1, 2015, in Hayesville, NC. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa, FL, until moving to North Carolina 12 years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband James Russell Walker, in 1959, and one son Franklin in 2009. Survivors include three sons, Richard J. and Mary of Hayesville, NC, Arnold E. and Judi of Tampa, and Michael E. and Kris of Tampa;...
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Marie Robinson Caraway

March 3, 1921 - March 31, 2015

Marie Robinson Caraway, 94, passed away on March 31, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell R. Caraway, and their daughter, Joan Marie Caraway. She is survived by her grandchildren Donald Lee Pippin Jr. and Michele Marie Pippin. Marie and her husband were founding members and Elders of both Foresthills Presbyterian Church and Village Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of...
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Arnold Libovsky

March 4, 1953 - March 29, 2015

Libovsky, Arnold, 62, of Tampa, passed away from cancer on March 29, 2015. He retired from Winn Dixie after 23 years. He is survived by 2 sisters; Marlene Libovsky-Steiskal, Pauline Libovsky-Gaines; brother in law Victor Gaines; sister in law Patti Libovsky and many nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be dearly missed. He will be cremated at Brewer and Sons-South Tampa Chapel .
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Denise Jugo

January 2, 1962 - March 29, 2015

Denise Jugo, 53 of Tampa, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Born January 2, 1962, she was preceded in death by her mother, Brigitta Barnes. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Frank; father Walter Barnes and stepmother Trudy of Warsaw, NC; brother Mike Barnes and wife Pam of Tampa; sister Trish Delffs and partner Chris Mills of Tampa; stepsister Sherri Finch of...
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Bette A Mauch

September 7, 1933 - March 24, 2015

Mauch, Bette Ann, 81, of Tampa, passed on March 24, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Bette was very loved and will be dearly missed. No services have been scheduled.
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Grace Storie

July 3, 1927 - March 22, 2015

Storie, Grace, 87 of Tampa, passed away March 22, 2015. Longtime Tampa resident and beautician, Grace is preceded in death by her loving husband. She is survived by many loving family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
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Diana Rucker

October 18, 1944 - March 22, 2015

Rucker, Diana, 70, of Tampa, passed away Sunday March 22, 2015. She is survived by loving family and friends. She will be dearly missed. No services to be held at this time.
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Martha Mommicco Huber

July 17, 1948 - March 19, 2015

Huber, Martha Mommicco, 66, of Tampa, passed away on March 19, 2015. She is survived by her husband Robert Huber of Tampa and many other family members and friends
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Jose Ignacio Vasquez

May 11, 1930 - March 18, 2015

VASQUEZ, Jose Ignacio, 84, of Tampa, passed on Mar 18. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, four children, Kenneth, Jose David, Alberto, and Janet, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and six siblings. Jose was a deeply caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, please...
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Daniel L King

March 10, 2015

King, Daniel L., 70, of South Tampa, set sail to his next adventure on March 10, 2015. Known to many as Moon, an Army Veteran, Ohio State grad and avid Buckeye fan. His mother established Maries Candies in Ohio, still family owned and operated. Dan spent his latter years sailing the globe with his buddies to islands most can only dream about. A fair fisherman, a good hunter, a great friend....
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Betty Jean McCafferty

March 5, 2015

BETTY JEAN McCAFFERTY, 81, of Tampa, Fl and Lee, Maine passed away peacefully Thurs, Mar 5th. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) McCafferty, three children-Richard Jr., Michael, and Julie, her daughter in law-Toni, two grandchildren-Craig and Eric, one great grandchild-Sarah, and close family friend-Brandy Newman Leon. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Trott Jones,...
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John Anthony Zulick

November 6, 1935 - March 5, 2015

John A. Zulick passed away on Mar 5 after a long illness. He was born in Gowanda, NY on Nov. 6, 1935. An x-ray tech by profession, he was an award-winning photographer and long distance runner who loved jazz music, landscaping, playing the drums, a good cigar and a drink. Survivors include 2 sons, John F. and Jeffrey S. , and 2 daughters, Jocelyn A. and Nicole F. , 12 grandchildren and 4...
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David Dixon

March 9, 1935 - March 4, 2015

DIXON, David F., age 79, passed away on Mar 6, 2015 in the care of Life- path Hospice after losing a long battle with cancer. He was born in Hendersonville, NC.He was predeceased by his son, Michael Dixon; by his parents, Albert & Hessie Dixon; and brother, Edward Dixon.Survived by his wife, Margaret; son,Tommy Dixon; daughter Monica Miller and daughter, Judith Wagner; five grandchildren;...
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Frank S Burgen

June 20, 1926 - March 2, 2015

Burgen, Frank, 89, of Tampa, passed away, March 2, 2015. He dedicated his life to loving wife of 68 years, Ann; son, Robert, and his wife Jeannine; granddaughters, Lauren and Chase; daughter, Connie, and husband Rick Christenson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to Bayshore Baptist Church, and/or Life Path Hospice, Burgundy Group. Visitation for family and friends will...
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Roy Sharrer

February 18, 1924 - February 28, 2015

Roy L Sharrer, 71, of Tampa, passed away on February 28, 2015. Roy is survived by his wife Sandra J Sharrer, and two sons, Michael and James, and three grandchildren. Roy was retired from Tampa Electric Company. There are no services at this time. Brewer and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Alina Marie Torres

June 17, 1993 - February 26, 2015

On February 26, 2015, heaven gained another angel named ALINA MARIE TORRES, 21. She was born in San Antonio, TX and has lived most of her life in Tampa. She graduated from Sickles High School in 2012 and was a student at Hillsborough Community College. Despite her life-long illness, she fought to live life to the fullest and loved spending time with her family. She endured pain without ever...
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Dewey W Smith , Sr.

August 12, 1924 - February 25, 2015

Smith, TSGT Dewey W, 90, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2015. Having retired from the US Air Force after 22years, he worked for GTE for 25years. He was preceded in death by his daughters Rita Smith, and Betty Jo Park. He is survived by wife Audrey, sons Dewey "Buddy" Jr (Kaye), David Kilgore (Wanda); daughters, Jean (Greg), Linda (Ed), Zindle (Dennise), Teresa (Michael), and Pam. He had...
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John B Brewer

April 16, 1930 - February 25, 2015

Brewer, John B, 84, passed on February 24th. Beloved husband; father; grandfather; uncle and friend. A US Marine Corp Veteran, a proud Auburn University graduate, who retired from Sears with over 30yrs of dedication. He loved Auburn football, but family was always his first love. He is survived by his dear wife Alice of 59yrs; his two sons John Jr. (Michael), Joel (Karla); grandchildren, Heather,...
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James E Buck

September 20, 1940 - February 23, 2015

Buck, James, 74, passed on February 23rd. He had a Doctorate in Political Science, Economics and Public Administration from the University of Missouri. He retired as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the US Govt. A world traveler who enjoyed fine dining; but most of all spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Sarah; Sister Vicky Crooks. Nieces, Emily and Blake...
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Dorothy Tegtmeier

November 20, 1920 - February 21, 2015

Dorothy was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to James Casson and Margaret (Thompson) Casson. She loved having fun, playing cards, board games, shopping and spending time with family and their pets, and was an avid reader. Survivors include her son, William Preston(Yong Mi) granddaughters Tracy Braga(Renny) and Patricia Preston, and her great grandson Ryan Preston. She was pre-deceased by grandson Neil...
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Ivan Negron

October 7, 1960 - February 21, 2015

Ivan Negron, 54, of Bronx, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 21, 2015. He was an extraordinary husband and son, incredible mentor and wonderful friend. His legacy will live on in all of us who loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Ruzena, his mother Aida, his children, sisters and friends. A celebration of life will be hosted in Ivan's honor at River of Life Church...
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Mildred Clendening

July 20, 1924 - February 17, 2015

Clendening, Mildred, 90, of Plant City, Fl, passed away Tuesday, February, 17. She is survived by her son; Alan Clendening; daughter in law, Sandy; sister, Reba Hutchinson; grandsons Brice and Kelly; great grandkids Makenzie, Austin and Katlynn.
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Josephine Buckner

October 31, 1924 - February 14, 2015

Buckner, Josephine passed away on Feb 14, 2015. She is predeceased by her loving husband Emery Buckner. A loving "tia" to her nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
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John R Williamson

July 30, 1917 - February 11, 2015

John R. Williamson, 97, of Sun City Center passed away on Feb 11. He is survived by his four children and preceded in death by his loving wife. Services are pending at this time.
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Robert M.C. Ward

September 21, 1934 - January 31, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Robert M.C. Ward entered the Church Triumphant on January 31, 2015 at Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, Florida surrounded by his family. He died while in hospice care as a result of multiple strokes over the last three years. Dr. Ward was born in Newburgh, New York on September 21, 1934 and was the son of a Presbyterian minister and school teacher. He graduated from the...
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Luis M Rosario

November 21, 1937 - January 27, 2015

Luis Rosario, 77, passed on Jan 27, 2015. Luis was a Roman Catholic. He attended St Leo University and was a Veteran of the US Air Force. He spent many years working as a social worker for Hillsborough County, which he retired from. Luis is survived by his wife of 50years, Maria, his daughters, Maria and Ofelia, son Jose, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4...
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Dung My Dang

August 23, 1967 - January 21, 2015

Dang, My Dung (Judy) 47, of Tampa FL, passed away on Jan. 21st at Tampa General Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Vietnam on Aug. 23, 1967. In 1984, she moved to Tampa, FL to be with her mother, brothers, and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Lai Tran; sons, David Le, Donald Le, and Daniel Le; her siblings, Peter (Linh), My Lien (Sau), Kim Nga (Dinh), and Van; and her...
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Alan "Mac" McKenzie

January 28, 1932 - January 20, 2015

Alan W. "Mac" McKenzie, 82 , went to meet his heavenly father on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Alan is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Bobbie McKenzie; his 3 children, Nancy Lunghi (Mark), Michael McKenzie (Jason) and Amy McKenzie; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene McKenzie and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 older brothers...
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Bennie Driver

May 16, 1942 - January 17, 2015

Bennie Driver, 72, of Tampa, passed on Jan 17th. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Dee Dee Driver Bruce (Rusty), Brenda Driver, & Robin Driver Levinson(Scott). Grandchildren Jason Martin, Michael Martin, Meagan Bruce, Morgan Bruce, Darlene Mackenzie, Trevor Mackenzie, Marissa Fontanez, Joey Matassini, Jordan Levinson, & Josh Levinson. Great grandchildren Bella Cristoforo, Lea Griffin, &...
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Caridad Guillen

October 8, 1961 - January 6, 2015

Guillen, Caridad B. age 53, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the Jan. 06, 2015 at her home. Cary was born on Oct. 08, 1961 in Tampa Florida. She is survived by her life partner, Antonia Hernandez; brother, Benny Balaguer; daughter, Monica Guillen; her 2 granddaughters Ava, and Alicia; by her niece and nephew and a number of other relatives and close friends.. Cary will be...
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Jose Aponte

June 17, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Jose is survived by his loving family and friends. There are no services at this time.
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Elword G Cutler

May 15, 1928 - January 5, 2015

He will be loved and missed by all. Graveside services to be held Monday, January 12th 2015 at Florida National Cemetery at 2pm.
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Helen Clark Foster

October 7, 1925 - December 16, 2014

Helen C (Clark) Foster passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2014, Sun City Center, in her 89th year. Born in Dundee, Scotland on Oct 7th, 1925 to Alexander Dalgetty Wood Black and Jane Fyfe (Kennedy) Black. Helen was the 2nd of 5 children. WWII disrupted her education, as it did for so many, while Brittain was fully engaged. Young Helen at age 17 volunteered for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and was...
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Pura Negron

February 2, 1944 - December 16, 2014

Pura Negron, age 70 passed away December 16, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband José Negron, 7 children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, extended family, and church congregation. She was a kind, giving, God fearing woman and will be missed by many.
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Kathryn Lawrence

February 6, 1957 - December 7, 2014

Kathryn "Kit" Marie Lawrence, 57, of St Petersburg, Florida, passed away at home early Sunday morning. Kit was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 6, 1957 to Lawrence and Amelia Myers and later relocated with her family to Youngtown, Ohio. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1978 where she met and later married her husband, Jeffrey G. Lawrence, also an Air Force service member, and...
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Mary Davis

February 8, 1926 - December 6, 2014

Mary L. Davis, 88, entered eternal life on Saturday December 6, 2014, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, FL. She was born on February 8, 1926 in James Island, South Carolina, the daughter of the late, Rufus and Sarah Chisolm. She was married to the late Arthur Davis and was a homemaker taking care of her family. She resided in West Hartford, CT for 22 years before relocating to Tampa...
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Dorothy Kempton

March 19, 1930 - December 5, 2014

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Audie L. Whaley

November 10, 1916 - December 4, 2014

Whaley, Audrey "Audie", 98 of Tampa passed away December 4, 2014, at South Tampa Health and Rehab. She was born in Kopperal, Texas, but lived most of her life in Tampa. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Idlewild Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husband, Terrell Whaley and her daughter, Joy Whaley Hagy. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Whaley...
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Charlie Rainey Milligan

July 9, 1936 - November 25, 2014

Charlie Rainey Milligan, 78, of Tampa passed away , Nov 25, 2014. She is survived by loving friends and family.
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Ann "Misty" Gilbert Jelks

May 5, 1924 - November 4, 2014

Jelks, Ann Gilbert "Misty" was born on May 5, 1924 in Atlanta, GA. She grew up in Jacksonville, FL. spending her summers in Forsyth, GA, she loved hosting dance parties on her front porch under the watchful eyes of her parents, Seabie & Emily Gilbert. She attended Stetson University where she pledged Delta Delta Delta Sorority and graduated with an education degree. Ann & her husband, Tom lived a...
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