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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BINKLEY, CLYDE LEWIS, 75, of Apollo Beach, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at South Bay Hospital. He was born in Winston Salem, N.C., and came here in 1981 from Avondale, Pa. He was a retired sales manager and was employed by DuPont Corp. He was past grand master of Independent Order of Oddfellows of Florida. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Anna E.; three sons, Robert T., Apollo Beach, DeWitte E., Landenberg, Pa., and David J., Riverview; a daughter, Judith A. Binkley-Benziger, Spring, Texas; four brothers, Everett, Centerville, Del., Robert L., Newark Del., Edward W., Kennett Square, Pa., and Thomas R., Media, Pa.; four sisters, Sara Woodward, Michigan, Dorothy Hartman, Kennett Square, Irene Herr, Cochranville, Pa., and Mary Lou Shaw, West Grove, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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CANTO, MIKE, 66, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) in Tampa. He was born in Tampa. He was a retired brewer and a member of Teamsters Union Local 388. He was an Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 5. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Nancy Roy and Michele Arevalo, both of Tampa; a brother, Bennie, Tampa; a sister, Jennie Cuervo, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Roel & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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CATOE, ALTON L., 61, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. He was born in Kershaw, S.C., and came here a year ago from Virginia. He was an Air Force tech sergeant, retiring after 21 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean; three sons, Dennis J., Fort Myers, Danny R., Fairfax, Va., and James A., Miami; a daughter, Deborah J. Pease, Bowie, Md.; three brothers, Douglas, Mac and Howard, all of South Carolina; five sisters, Dot Adkins, Wanda Hood and Nell Terry, all of South Carolina, Esther Seale, Mississippi, and Betty Driggers, Georgia; and six grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

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COOPER, CAROLYN A., 56, of Hudson and formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. A Tampa native, she moved to Hudson in 1970 and worked at a day care center. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Donald; three sons, Derick, Gary, and Jason, all of Hudson; a sister, Barbara Sacco, Port Richey; and three granddaughters. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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CURL, MARGUERITE "MARGE," 63, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) in Tampa. She was born in Apalachicola and lived in Tampa most of her life. She was former owner of Curl Sandblasting. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, James S., Tampa; four daughters, Sue Brown and Karen Williams, both of Tampa, Judy Lockler, Odessa, and Kathy Shuck, Wellborn; a brother, Harold E. Strout, Ga.; two sisters, Louise Moore and Gladys "Happy" LeCornu, both of Tampa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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DENDY, KEELAN WAYNE, 44, of Seffner, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) in Seffner. He was born in Oneonta, Ala., and came here in 1967 from Sarasota. He had worked for Cross Pest Control Co., County Line Pest Control, Pest Defense and Gator Pest Control of Tampa Bay. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Seffner. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L.; two sons, Emory Gene and Jessee Owen, both of Seffner; two stepsons, Henry Dale Diver and Aaron Dean Diver, both of Seffner; his mother, Wilma Eloise Dendy, Tampa; a brother, Larry, Tampa; and two sisters, Celia Cain, Dover, and Sandra Gonzalez, Tampa. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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GARCIA, MARIA M., 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) in Tampa. She was born in Tampa and was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Garcia, Tampa; a son, Leo, Tampa; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Roel & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

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JINKS, LEROY JACKSON, 79, of Holiday and formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Sunshine State Christian Center, Holiday. Born in Henry County, Ga., he lived in Tampa before moving to Holiday last month. He retired as a machinist from Genuine Parts Co., Tampa, and was a member of the Tampa Citadel of Salvation Army. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Patrick H., Maryland; two daughters, Kristy J. Smithwick, New Port Richey, and Elizabeth Jinks, California; three brothers, Marcus, Griffin, Ga., Nelson, Jonesboro, Ga., and James M., Georgia; a sister, Polly Parker, Decatur; and seven grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.

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LEWIS, BERA MAE, 94, of Lithia, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Plant City Health Care. She was born in Dothan, Ala., and came here in 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Assembly of God. Survivors include two sons, Bud, Plant City, and Roscoe, Jacksonville; four daughters, Mae Dell Lee, Lithia, Jimmie Lou Wilson, Lakeland, Christine Smith, Theodore, Ala., and Adie Bergeron, Bartow; 32 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and several great-great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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MOORE, CLEMENTINE McMILLAN, 66, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) in Tampa. She was born in Osyka, Miss., and came here 45 years ago. She was a retired employee of Tampa General Hospital. She owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn and a beauty salon in Hyde Park. She was administrator and owner of Moore Family Foster Home and a member of Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley McMillan and Margie McMillan Bellware; a son, John McMillan Sr.; three sisters, Pearl Smith, Ruby D. Henderson and Beulah Smith, all of Tampa; and four grandchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

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OWENS, CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, 26, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) in Pinellas County. He was born in San Angelo, Texas, and came here in 1979 from San Antonio, Texas. He was employed by All Mark Paving Co. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Ralph and Judy Owens, Tampa; his mother and stepfather, Nellie and William Wright; two brothers, Raymond E. Hill, Hampton, Va., and Ronald Ray Hill, Tampa; two sisters, Kristina Way and Kathleen Ward, both of Tampa. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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PEEPLES, BERTHA MAE, 86, of Plant City, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. She was born in Ozark, Ala., and came here in 1953 from Elba, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Pleasant Grove. Survivors include three sons, Douglas Marell, Fort Lonesome, Gary Kenneth, Brandon, and Larry Wayne, Plant City; three daughters, Mary Alice Driggers, New Brockton, Ala., Betty Lou Weeks, Dothan, Ala., and Peggy Joyce Shelby, Lakeland; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Haynes Funeral Home, Plant City.

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PHILLIPS, WILLIE MAE, 82, of Dover, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at home. She was born in Floyd County, Ga., and came here in 1951 from Fort Payne, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Glen, Okeechobee, Bobby, Dawson, Ala., and Royce, Dover; four daughters, Dorothy Overstreet, Dover, Dorene Thompson, Fort Payne, Lynette Miller, Plant City, and Betty Letchworth, Fyffe, Ala.; a sister, Minnie Long, Rangeville, Ala.; 21 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Haynes Funeral Home, Plant City.

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YARBROUGH, MILDRED F., 74, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) in Tampa. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., and came here in 1994 from Birmingham, Ala. She was a retired tax and insurance clerk and had been employed by a bank. Survivors include two daughters, Dale A. Yarbrough and Denise Taylor, both of Tampa; two sons, Terry, Birmingham, and James, Cleveland; a brother, Fred Fulton, Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Evelyn King, Jacksonville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.

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