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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BUNKLEY, JAMES H., 80, of Riverview, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) in Thompson, Ga. He was born in Tampa and was a dispatcher for the Tampa Bay Pilots. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Riverview and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include four sons, Ronald Nichols, Orlando, Larry Bunkley, Riverview, Roger Bunkley, Lake Wales, and Richard Bunkley, Thompson; a brother, Karl, Crystal River; a sister, Jessie Lee McRea, Tampa; and seven grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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DePLATO, LOUIS J., 70, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at University Community Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and came here in 1979. He was a mechanic for an auto dealer and a member of South Brandon Community Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Drew Allen, Dover; two daughters, Annette Thompson, West Virginia, and Deanna Hudzinski, Arcade, N.Y.; three brothers, Victor, Joseph and Albert, all of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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ELDER, JODY STEVEN, 42, of Palatka, formerly of Lithia, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) in Ormond Beach. He was born in Plant City and moved to Palatka from Lithia. He was a mechanic for Georgia Pacific Paper Co. and veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Joshua Steven, Palatka; two daughters, Misha Marie and Misty Ann Elder, both of Palatka; his parents, George and Florida Elder, Lithia; two sisters, Sherry Elder Horner, Lakeland, and Penny Collins, Lithia and his paternal grandmother, Sarah Elder, Lakeland. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

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GONZALEZ, MARIA, 71, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Town & Country Hospital. She was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, and came here 17 years ago from Philadelphia. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Tabernacle of Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Teodoro; three sons, William, Samuel and Obed, all of Philadelphia; five daughters, Ida Delgado and Edith Olivera, both of Tampa, Dulce Roldan, Winter Haven, Noemi Vega, Valrico, and Dolca Rios, Philadelphia; two brothers; a sister; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

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JENKINS, DOROTHY M., 70, of Valrico, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Brandon Hospital. She was born in Coal Grove, Ohio, and came here 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, William, Plant City, and George, Ironton, Ohio; three daughters, Beverly Zeman and Rosalie Powell, both of Valrico, and Isabell Lawson, Plant City; two brothers, Paul Tackett, Marion, Ohio, and George Tackett, Upper Sandusky, Ohio; three sisters, Charline Davis, Mary Cotrill, and Isabell Rothermund, all of Coal Grove, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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JENSEN, WALTER L., 79, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Pennsylvania and came here four months ago from Atlanta. He was a metallurgist for Lockheed Corp. in Georgia, retiring after 30 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lohr Jensen; a son, Craig, San Francisco; two daughters, Karen Jensen Vaughan, Atlanta, and Betsy J. Diago, Tampa; three brothers, Carl, Harold and Loraine, all of Carmichaels, Pa.; and four grandchildren. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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LITTLETON, IRENE, 76, of Riverview, died Wednesday (March 2, 1994) at home. She was born in Adrian, Mo., and came here in 1953 from St. Louis. She was a teacher for Hillsborough County schools and a member of Riverview United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. Survivors include her husband, Norman G. Jr., Riverview; a daughter, Frances Louise Littleton, Riverview; two brothers, Donald Epley, Arizona, and Ralph Epley, Butler, Mo.; and a sister, Hazel McCloud, Lees Summit, Mo. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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MASTERS, DELBERT E., 72, of Riverview, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) in Bradenton. He was born in Oelwein, Iowa, and was a winter resident here 11 years. He was a retired railroad maintenance supervisor. He was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Oelwein. Survivors include his wife, Joan E.; three sons, Dennis, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Steve, Oelwein, and Edward, Clear Lake, Iowa; two daughters, Deborah Otdoerfer, Hazeltown, Iowa, and Katie Jarvill, Charles City, Iowa; four brothers, Jesse, Kenosha, Wis., Wayne, Richmond, Ill., Howard, Waterloo, Iowa, and Raymond, Lincoln, Neb.; five sisters, Velma Mervin, Cape Coral, Dorothy Olsen, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Florence Spence, Independence, Iowa, Dolores Novak, Brandon, Iowa, and Norma Schuller, Minneapolis; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

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PAROLINI, DORIS "DODY," 82, of Plant City, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. She was born in St. Francis, Kan., and was a long-time Plant City resident. She was a clerk at the Fashion Shop and a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, where she was a past member of the Altar Society. Survivors include a son, William P., Plant City; a daughter, Judith Barta, Plant City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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PERRY, FRANCIS "POSSUM," 77, of Valrico, died Thursday (March 3, 1994) at Brandon Hospital. He was born in Savannah, Ga., and came here 45 years ago from Brunswick, Ga. He was a merchant seaman and a conductor for Seaboard Coastline/CSX Railroad. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Vennie E.; two sons, Francis L. III, Tampa, and Michael, Lilburn, Ga.; four daughters, Diane Moody; Martha Chadwell, Seffner, and Joyce Green and Janet Wilson, both of Cross City; two stepsons, Charles Eugene Kessel, Sarasota, and Paul William Kessell, Dayton, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Patricia Ann Kessel, Plant City; three sisters, Lorraine Lee, Pensacola, Mary Wilson, Hilliard, and Uffie Louden, Colorado; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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TENNEY, JEANETTE PEARL, 87, of Tampa, died Friday (March 4, 1994) at John Knox Village Medical Center. She was born in Clear Lake, Iowa, and came here in 1962 from Willmar, Minn. She was a retired accountant and a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, Charles S., Casper, Wyo.; a daughter, Joyce T. Turner, Missoula, Mont.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

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VAN EYCK, ROY, 63, of Plant City, died Friday (March 4, 1994) in Plant City. He was born in Tampa and was owner and president of T. Van Eyck and Son Contractors. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Sertoma Club and the Florida Rabbit Breeders Association. He was a member of John Darling Lodge 154, F&AM, a 32nd-degree Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rite and Egypt Shrine Temple. He was a Methodist and participated in the Children's Organization Pony of America Club. Survivors include his wife, Kitty; a son, Antoan, Tampa; five daughters, Tina Tiede, Lutz, Sherri Van Eyck, Tampa, Cris Johnson, Plant City, Toni Shepherd, Lithia, and Kimberlee Cagle, Brandon; two sisters, Shirley Granger and Katriena Riddick, both of Lutz; and four grandchildren. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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