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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ALFONSO, NOELIA O., 67, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Cuba and was a longtime resident of Tampa. She was a machine operator for a packing company and a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Antonio and Daniel, both of Tampa; four brothers, Hector and Esteban Morejon, both of Tampa, and Jose and Leonardo Morejon, both of Cuba; two sisters, Lourdes and Lidia Morejon, both of Cuba; and three grandchildren. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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CALLOWAY, RUBY DELL, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Rogersville, Ala., and moved to Tampa from Fayetteville, N.C., in 1976. She was a homemaker and a member of Palma Ceia Christian Church. Suvivors include one daughter, Rebecca A. Spring, Tampa. Curry and Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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CHERRY, CHESTER M., 80, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Chicago and moved to Tampa in 1930. He was a security guard, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Survivors include one son, Ronald, Lawrenceville, Ga.; one brother, Frank, Brooksville; and two grandchildren. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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DELGADO, MARY T., 73, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) in Tampa. She was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa. She was a homemaker and a member of Chapter 269 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Patty E. Coronado, Tampa; one sister, Elvira Menendez, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Roel and Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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FERNANDEZ, GONZALO, 79, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) in Tampa. He was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa. He was an automobile painter, had worked for the Pepsi-Cola and 7Up Bottlers in Tampa, and was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Angelita; one daughter, Dalia S. Carbone, Tampa; one sister, Matilda L., Tampa; and three grandchildren. Roel and Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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GORDON, LEO X., 77, of Brandon, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at Brandon Hospital. He was born in Norristown, Pa., and moved to the Tampa Bay area from Wilmington, Del., more than 30 years ago. He worked in sales at Burger King for 20 years and was a member of the Church of the Nativity and the BPO Elks Lodge 708. Survivors include his wife, Mary; four sons, James R., Wilmington, Leo X., Coral Springs, George, Georgetown, Del., and David, Wilmington; two step-sons, Ed Waldon, Barberton, Ohio, and Scott Waldon, Odessa; two daughters, Mariam Harris, Wilmington, and Florence Hartman, Bear, Del.; two step-daughters, Becky Gravel, Beaufort, S.C., and Patty Jenkins, Seffner; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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JOHNSON, F.S. "BUTCH," 77, a former resident of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Murray, Ky., and moved to Black Mountain, N.C., from Tampa. He was a Baptist minister and the former pastor of Grant Park Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Lutz. Survivors include his wife, Roxie; two sons, James P., Tampa, and Phil, Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Betty J. Pacini, Tampa, and Aletha Clark, Lake City; and five grandchildren. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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K. TIRUPATI, KUPPASWAMY PILLAI, 66, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at University Community Hospital. He was born in Tirupati, India, and moved to Tampa from India two months ago. He was a Sanskrit teacher and a Hindu. Survivors include his wife, Jagadamba; two daughters, Chenchu Bhauani, Lutz, and Hymauathi, Gainesville; three brothers, Siuachara, Giuruswamy and Pullaiah, all of India; and one grandchild. Florida Mortuary-Loyless Chapel, Tampa.

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NELSEN, WAVA DANNELS, 85, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at Lakeshore Villas Inn. She was born in Roulette, Pa., and moved to Tampa from Sun City Center in 1990. She was a homemaker and an Episcopal. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy N. Evers, Lutz; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary-Loyless Chapel, Tampa.

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NICODEMUS, J. RAY SR., 97, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in McGees Mills, Pa., and moved to Tampa from Pittsburgh 59 years ago. He was a music instructor and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of A.W. Windhorst Lodge 185 F&AM and a Protestant. Survivors include one son, J. Ray Jr., Tampa; one daughter, Vada J. DeBaldo, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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OLIVERA, JUAN FELIPE, 59, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Tampa. He was a native of Las Villas, Cuba, and moved to Tampa in 1967. He was a mechanic for Commercial Carrier Corp., Tampa, and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Rosario; three sons, Luiz F., Juan C. and Julio C., all of Tampa; one daughter, Marta Maria Morino, Tampa; one sister, Marta, Cuba; and six grandchildren. Roel and Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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PATRICK, JOHN E., 81, of Plant City, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Lakeland. He was born in Port Orange and moved to Plant City from Dade City in 1952. He was a plant operator for phosphate mines and a member of the Turkey Creek Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Lessie; two sons, John P., Brooksville, and Lester E., Lakeland; three daughters, Carolyn E. Victorio, St. Petersburg, Judy Gail Viviano, Plant City, and Adrienne Wright, Middletown, Ohio; one brother, Bud, Daytona Beach; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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PEACOCK, GARY, 55, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Tampa. He was a native of Chattahoochee and has been a Tampa Bay area resident for many years. He was a practicing attorney in Tampa and a graduate of the University of South Florida and Stetson Law School. He was a member of the Hillsborough County and Florida Bar Associations, the Tampa Gator Booster Club and the Tampa Sports Club. Survivors include his wife, Carol; one son, Jefferson S., Charleston, S.C.; and two sisters, Mildred Faircloth, Apopka, and Joyce Stephens, Jesup, Ga. Curry and Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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POSEY, WILLIE ALTON, 64, of Lakeland, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Butler County, Ala., and moved to the Lakeland area in 1946. He worked in retail sales for Scotty's, Plant City, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Willow Oak Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two brothers, Ezra, Red Level, Ala., and Martin, Montgomery, Ala.; and three sisters, Marjorie Sorrells, Greenville, Ala., Estelle Salter, Pensacola, and Reby South, Montgomery. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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