Man struck, killed on dark area of U.S. 301
Rex Allen Mcbee, 56, of 38204 McDonald St., Dade City, was killed Wednesday evening when he walked in front of a vehicle while crossing U.S. 301, reports the Dade City Police Department. Mcbee was on his way to Happy Days Bar to help hang Christmas decorations, officials said. Rhonda Guadarrama, the driver of the car that hit Mcbee, said she did not see him until it was too late. The crash area is poorly lit, and officials said Mcbee was dressed in dark clothing. The Dade City Police Department is investigating. They said charges against Guadarrama are unlikely.
Bellamy Brothers back on Dec. 20
The Christmas Concert Classic featuring the Bellamy Brothers will be Dec. 20 at Pasco High's McBath Activity Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concert starts at 7. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $20 for a chair and $50 for a chair at a table. Proceeds benefit Pasco High athletics, clubs and organizations.
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Farmers to share harvest with needy
Local farmers will share their bounty Dec. 12 at the annual Farm Share Holiday Food Giveaway. Low income families, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and food stamp recipients are eligible to participate in this giveaway, which includes fresh food donated by Florida's farmers. The giveaway runs 10 a.m. to noon (organizers emphasize that no food will be given out before 10 a.m.) Dec. 12 at the North Trinity Self Parking Lot, Center of Seven Springs Shopping Center at the corner of Little Road and Old County Road 54 (4124 Little Road). For information call the office of state Sen. Mike Fasano at (727) 848-5885 or (800) 948-5885, or the office of state Rep. John Legg at (727) 869-8600.
Man accused of asking teen for sex
A 17-year-old boy was walking home from a friend's house along Mapleton Lane when a car pulled up. The driver, identified by the Sheriff's Office as 38-year-old Joseph Matthew Abrams, tried to proposition the teen for sex, at one point claiming to be 17 years old and offering him money. The incident occurred last Friday, and the victim later identified Abrams from a photo lineup. Abrams, of 9830 Lema Court, was charged with attempted unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He was released from the Pasco County jail Thursday after posting $10,000 bail.
Beaulieu, Charles R.
Gordon, Grace W.
Kelley, Katherina M.
Kman, Ronald A.
Lauth, Jean M.
Mercer, Mary Lou Qualls
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.