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AGAN, LAURIE, 28, of Tampa, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in St. Petersburg and lived in Tampa most of her life. She was a homemaker. She attended Bayshore Methodist Church. Survivors include her parents, Tom and Ruby Register, Tampa; a daughter, Misty, Tampa; a brother, Jefferson Register, Bowling Green; and a sister, Rebecca Sanders, Fort Myers. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.

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BONILLA, ZANNA ANNISSA, infant daughter of Liza Bonilla of Tampa, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) at Women's Hospital. She also is survived by her grandmother, Anilda Howard, Tampa. Dessesseau & Dessasau Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.

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CHESTARO, AMINTA, 95, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at AMI Town & Country Hospital. She was born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, and came here several months ago from New York. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Carmen Leger and Yolanda Altagracia de la Cruz, both of New York. A. P. Boza Funeral Home, Tampa.

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COOK, THOMAS, 26, of Tampa, died Monday (June 7, 1993) at Tampa General Hospital. He was a building maintenance man. Survivors include his mother, Diane Cook, Albuquerque, N.M., and a brother, Chriss, Tampa. Dessesseau & Dessasau Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.

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DUNN, GLADYS M., 95, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Tampa Health Care Center. She was born in Boston. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Doris LeBlanc, Tampa; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.

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EPTING, KATHRYN, 87, of New Jersey and a seasonal resident of Tampa, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) in Tampa. She was born in New Jersey. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Ryan, Tampa, and Marguerite Chadwick, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

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GARCIA, LUIS "GALLEGO," 88, of Tampa, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Galicia, Spain, and came here 73 years ago. He was a cigar manufacturer and former owner and operator of Tampa Cigar Co. He was a Catholic. Survivors include four daughters, Argie Connor, Rosario Garcia, Evelyn Futch and Eileen Greco, all of Tampa; a sister, Nieve Garcia, Spain; a brother, Manuel, Spain; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A. P. Boza Funeral Home, Tampa.

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HENRY, LABAN A., 81, of Zephyrhills, and formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) in Tampa. He was born in Scotland, Pa., and moved to Zephyrhills 12 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired welder for All American Sleeper Cab, a truck cab manufacturing company. He was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a son, Charles, Riverview; a stepson, Alton C. Hudson, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Mildred Oleson, Temple Terrace, and Theresa Odom, Tampa; a sister, Evelyn Striffler, Chambersburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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LAFAVE, ARTHUR V., 83, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at University Village Nursing Center. He was born in Markstay, Ontario, and came here in 1972. He was a business consultant for Ernie Haire Ford. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Richard, Monroeville, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Helen Leonard, North Olmstead, Ohio; a brother, David Lefebvre, Seattle; a sister, Bertha Laronde, Ottawa; and five grandchildren. Duval Funeral Home, Tampa.

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LAWYER, PEARL, 96, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) in Tampa. She was born in Monroe, Ga., and came here in 1935 from Tennessee. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God. Survivors include a brother, Elmer C. Hicks, Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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MILLS, CHARLES SR., 85, of Tampa, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Centurion Hospital of Carrollwood. He was born in Alexandria, Va., and came here in 1978. He was a sign painter in the advertising industry. He attended South Tampa Christian Center. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; five sons, George Edward and Donald Allan, both of Clearwater, John William and Richard Eugene, both of Tampa, and Charles Lee, Bumpass, Va.; three daughters, Lillian Mudd, Brandywine, Md., Patricia Lanier, Tampa, and Judith Ann Hook, Catlett, Va.; a sister, Anna Cavin, Silver Spring, Md.; 35 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.

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MULLINS, JAMES E. JR. "MOON," 62, of Tampa, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Manhattan Convalescent Center. He was born in Trenton, N.J., and came here in 1979. He was a retired Air Force colonel. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, Tampa Chapter. He attended MacDill Air Force Base Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters, Sheryl Wyatt, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Kathleen Knoche, Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Lagere, Boston; and five grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.

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MURPHY, PAUL L., 72, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Palm Garden of Tampa. He was born in Canton, N.Y., and came here nine years ago. He was a sales manager for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. for 31 years. He was an honorary life member of Bishop McLaughlin Council 7282, Knights of Columbus. He was a fourth-degree knight of Council 0945 in Veronica, Pa. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Europe with 101st Engineers under Gen. George Patton and achieving the rank of captain. He was past president of the Alumni Association of Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and a member of the Alumni Board of Governors. He was past president of the Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club and a member of the American Lawnbowlers Association. He was past director of the East Lake Green Association and past president of the Pelican Players. He was founder and past president of the Entertainers. He was captain of Team No. 17 of the Sun City Center Security Patrol. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Dennis, Geneva, Ill.; and a sister, Astasia Hammill, Canton. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

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NICE, RICHARD L., 63, of Riverview, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Pierceton, Ind., and came here in 1949. He was retired from the military. He was a member of American Legion Post 148. He was a Protestant. Survivors include three sons, Bruce L. and Craig J., both of Tampa, and David M., Ravenell, S.C.; and two brothers, Harold Robinson, Lakeville, Ind., and Charles Robinson, Nappanee, Ind. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

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O'CONNOR, MARGARET T., 90, of Tampa, died Monday (June 14, 1993) in Tampa. She was born in Florence, N.Y., and came here in 1959 from Utica, N.Y. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Crouse-Irving Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. Survivors include a son, Lawrence P., Tampa; two sisters, Bertha McGuiggan, New York, and Rosetta Mulcany, California; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Roel & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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POOLE, MICHELLE LYNN, infant daughter of Jon and Lisa Poole of Brandon, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at MacDill Air Force Base Hospital. She was born in Tampa. She was a member of Peninsular Christian Church. Other survivors include her paternal grandfather, John Poole, Lake Station, Ind.; her paternal grandparents, Judy Marie and Robert Lakomek, Kouts, Ind.; her paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Reba Thompson, Grand Mesa, Ariz.; her maternal grandparents, George and Bonnie Sutton, Hobart, Ind.; and her maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Doris Szillage, Merriville, Ind. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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REED, MAE, 99, of Tampa, died Monday (June 14, 1993) in Tampa. She was born in Indiana and came here many years ago from Syracuse, Ind. She was a homemaker. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Maley, Sarasota; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Clason, Odessa; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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REESE, ELLET L., 70, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Wadsworth, N.Y., and came here 30 years ago. He was a retired Army sergeant. He was a member of Hugh Gilbert Strickland Post 138, American Legion. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Interbay Lodge 912. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Linda Matassa, Dover, and Lisa M. Risch, Tampa; two brothers, Jack, Birdsborough, Pa., and Thomas, Springfield, Va.; three sisters, Phyllis Wood, Millville, Pa., Lois Berger, Franklin Lakes, N.J., and Alice Sapp, Frackville, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.

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REGAN, JOHN D., 76, of Thonotosassa, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. He was born in Lowell, Mass., and came here in 1980. He was retired assistant vice president of operations for Berkshire Gas Co. of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a member of the New England Gas Association and the Gas Appliance Engineering Society. He was a member of the Pebble Creek Country Club and served on the board of directors for the Pittsfield Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Agnes; a son, John D. III, Tampa; and two grandchildren. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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ROBINSON, LARRY B., 54, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 8, 1993) at Su Casa Nursing Home. He was born in Mississippi. He was a farmer. Survivors include his daughter, Brenda, Wisconsin; three sons; four sisters, including Viola Robinson of Memphis, Tenn.; and three brothers. Dessesseau & Dessasau Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.

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RUPERT, EMMA, 83, of Seffner, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at home. She was born in Cleveland and came here in 1992. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Patrick J., Cleveland; two daughters, Lois Sommers and Joan Wyvan, both of Seffner; a sister, Theresa Rozboril, Chardon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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TOMKO, ELMER, 71, of Brandon, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. He was born in Chicago and came here 10 years ago. He was a machinist for the city of Chicago, Bureau of Engineering and Water Filtration, for 32 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity, where he was a member of the Friendship Club and the Men's Club and a volunteer for the Food Pantry. He was a member of the Senior Friends of Brandon Hospital and a life member of AMVETS Paul Price Memorial Post 43, Burnham, Ill. He was a member of the Machinists Union in Chicago and the National Slovak Society. Survivors include his wife, Arlene; a son, John M., Milwaukee; a daughter, Cathleen A. Milton, Brandon; three brothers, Henry, Dolton, Ill., George, Chicago, and Anthony, Whiting, Ind.; a sister, Irene Larson, Dowagiac, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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VALDES, VIRGILIO, 46, of Tampa, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at University Community Hospital. He was born in Havana and came here in 1973 from Philadelphia. He was a plant manager for Frayne Fashions. He was an Army sergeant and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post 139, Tampa. He was a member of Emmanuel Christian Center, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Maria E.; a son, Virgil A., Tampa; a daughter, Melissa E., Tampa; and two brothers, Nelson and Manuel, both of Miami. Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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WATTS, MARY LEE PAUL, 54, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Plant City, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) at home. She was born in Ashford, Ala., and moved to Charlotte from Plant City in 1954. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Loring "Mickey" Jr.; a son, Mitchell, Charlotte; two daughters, Deborah Taylor Watts, Cambridge, Mass., and Pamela Watts Gomez, Arlington, Va.; four brothers, Gene Paul, Plant City, Earl Paul, Zephyrhills, and Jim and Buford Paul, both of Lakeland; and a sister, Louise Griffis, Gainesville. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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