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ALMASI, ROBERT, 64, of Gibsonton, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1992) at home. He was born in Lynch, Ky., and came here from Dayton, Ohio, 10 years ago. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. Survivors include a daughter, Jill, Lakeview, Mich.; a brother, Michael, Rhode Island; five sisters, Betty Rakos and Mildred Hull, both of Bradenton, Irene Hoffman and Helen Gilbert, both of Dayton, and Rose Gilbert, Germantown, Ohio. Florida Mortuary, Tampa.

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BAGGETT, DORIS J., 88, of Plant City, died Sunday (Oct. 11, 1992) at Humana Hospital-Brandon. She was born in Webster and was a longtime Tampa resident. She was a retired sectionizer for Southland Foods. She was a member of Turkey Creek Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, John Holt, Lakeland; three daughters, Dorothea Miller, Plant City, Allene Yates, Shalimar, and Winifred Kobylinski, Lake Worth; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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COBUCCIO, JOSEPH JOHN, 55, of Gibsonton, died Sunday (Oct. 11, 1992) at Mease Hospital in Dunedin. He was born in Somerville, Mass., and came here two years ago from New York City. He was a carnival worker. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Elba; a son, Joseph John Jr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; three daughters, Jennifer Kim, Elizabeth and Heather, all of Tampa; and four grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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GARCIA, HENRY, 77, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 12, 1992) in Tampa. He was born in Tampa. He was employed by the Hillsborough County clerk of circuit court for 32 years and was chief clerk. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Anna; a son, Henry C. Jr., Tampa; two daughters, Michele Fenton, Tampa, and Annie B. Garcia, Brandon; a brother, Ralph, Tampa; a sister, Mercedes Roque, Tampa; and a grandson. Roel & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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HAIRE, LOUISE, 65, of Thonotosassa, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1992) in Thonotosassa. She was born in Evans County, Ga., and came here in 1944. She was a Baptist. She is survived by her mother, Myrtle Abate, Thonotosassa; and three sisters, Ruby Bennett, Lake Wales, Ollie Shawver, Lutz, and Claudine Dibble, Thonotosassa. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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HANNINGTON, BETH LYNN, 46, of Valrico, died Sunday (Oct. 11, 1992) at Humana Hospital-Brandon. She was born in Pittsburgh and came here six years ago from New Jersey. She was a teacher at Apostles Lutheran Church Preschool. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. She was a troop leader for Brownie Troop 169 in Valrico. Survivors include her husband, Frank; a son, Shawn, Oxford, Miss.; two daughters, Sarah and Erin, both of Valrico; her mother, Alma Bertollini, Pittsburgh; three sisters, Barbara Lape, Miami, Beatrice Weimer, Pittsburgh, and Bonnie Miller, Lancaster, Pa. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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MIGHT, RUBY, of Bronx, N.Y., died Monday (Oct. 5, 1992) in New York. She was born in Tampa. She is survived by a stepson, Allen Might, New York City; two nieces, Evelyn Young, Miami, and Daisy Paris, Tampa; and a nephew, James Pryor, Atlanta. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

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MORRIS, JAMES WITT, 69, of Thonotosassa, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1992) in Thonotosassa. He was born in Sedalia, Mo., and came here 50 years ago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra G. Morris Butler, Thonotosassa; four sisters, Marceline Moore, Raytown, Mo., Zola Deppler, Sedalia, Davi Franke, Independence, Mo., and Eleanor Hall, Overland Park, Kan.; and a grandchild. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.

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PELAEZ, GILBERT V. SR., 78, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1992) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Tampa and lived in the bay area and Miami. He was a retired Eastern Airlines employee. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He was a Catholic. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include two daughters, Pat, Tampa, and Sylvia Ford, Atlanta; two brothers, Cesar Pelaez, Pennsylvania, and John Martinez, New York; a sister, Isabel Gonzalez, Florida; and two grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

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TEDDER, VADA ANGIE, 74, of Plant City, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1992) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. She was born in Hopewell. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Charles Sanders, Tampa; two brothers, Paul and Frank Dossey, both of Plant City; two sisters, Alberta Chumney, Plant City, and Gladys Cleghorn, Plymouth; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

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TYSON, MARCUS SR., 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 10, 1992) at home. He was born in Adel, Ga., and came here 41 years ago. He was a carpenter for a construction company. He was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Wilma; four sons, Albert, Robert and Marcus, all of Tampa, and David, Lakeland; three daughters, Ann Sherrill, Land O'Lakes, Olis Tyson, Temple Terrace, and June Semler, Lakeland; a sister, Marie Collins, Temple Terrace; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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WACHOWSKI, GEORGE H., 70, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 11, 1992) at home. He was born in Bay City, Mich., and came here in 1935. He was a security guard for the Home Association. He was a member of Springs Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Mary K.; and a daughter, Mary Juanita Matthew, Tampa. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

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WELLS, EMMA LEE, 77, of Dover, died Sunday (Oct. 11, 1992) in Brandon. She was born in Crenshaw County, Ala., and came here 46 years ago from Andalusia, Ala. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle of Plant City. Survivors include four sons, William Edward, Will W. and John, all of Seffner, and Ollie J., Lutz; seven daughters, Mary Lou Sheffield, Lake Wales, Annie M. Henderson, Seffner, Galilee Howard and Bonnie Cox, both of Tampa, Ann Rhoden, Nashville, Tenn., Marilyn Fults, Shelbyville, Tenn., and Martha Adams, Dover; five sisters, Julie May Richardson, Mobile, Ala., Inavay King, Milton, Eunice McDaniels, Plant City, Lou Renfrow, Castleberry, Ala., and Daisy Harrellson, Brewton, Ala.; 43 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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