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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BAKER, JAMES C., 78, of Riverview, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at Columbia Brandon Medical Center. He was born in Leachville, Ark., and came to Hillsborough County from Buchanan, Mich., three months ago. He was retired from the Sanitation Department of Buchanan, Mich., and he was a Pentecostal. Survivors include five sons, James D., Cecil, Arylon, and Verdell, all of Michigan, and Lonnie of Riverview; one daughter, Lillian Soucek of Brandon; two brothers; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

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BENNETT, SYLVIA LOUISE, 60, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 27, 1996) at University Community Hospital in Tampa. She was born in Fort Lauderdale and came here in 1951. She worked as an instructor at Metropolitan Life Insurance for the past 17 years. She is survived by her two sons, Robert L. of Tampa, and Raymond L. of Wichita, Kan.; and one brother, Stan Hutcheson of Sebring. Town & Country Funeral Home _ Town N'Country Chapel, Tampa.

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BOYD, EARL, 96, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home. He was born in LaCrosse and came here from Honduras in 1926. He was a retired yard foreman for Standard Oil of Kentucky in Port Tampa. He is survived by his wife Telma; three sons, George and Carl, both of Tampa, and Robert of Leesburg; two daughters, Sylvia Britt of Valdosta, Ga., and Madelyn Boyd of Tampa; one stepson, Luis Arias, Tampa; one stepdaughter, Kenia Stanley, Tacoma, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Curry and Son Funeral Home - MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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CHAPLE, LAWRENCE R., 61, of Riverview, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home. He was born in Dawes, Ala., and lived in the Tampa Bay area for the past 40 years. He was self-employed in tire repair and he was a Baptist. Survivors include his companion, Regina Taylor; two sons, Lawrence Jr., of Riverview, and Kenneth of Massachusetts; two daughters, Cynthia Pertch of Lutz, and Jinny Bahr of Riverview; three brothers, Charles, Lutz, Ernest, Gibsonton, and Paul; two sisters, Marie Rawlins and Esther Hinson, both of Tampa; and five grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

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MALONE, JUDY, 38, of Brandon, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Tampa General Hospital. She was born in Jacksonville and came to Hillsborough County from Kissimmee in 1992. She was a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Kissimmee and attended East Tampa Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Steve; one son, John Miles, Brandon; one daughter, Chelsea Elizabeth Malone, Brandon; one sister, Janet Rogers, Jacksonville; her mother, Josephine Clark, Jacksonville; and his maternal grandparents, Harry and Janie Broach, both of Jacksonville. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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McWILLIAMS, VERNON E. JR., 25, of Thonotosassa, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in the Tampa Bay area for seven years, coming from Pennsylvania. He was a telemarketer with Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners. Survivors include his father, Vernon E., of Jacksonville; his mother, Carol McWilliams of Camden, S.C.; two sisters, Dawn McWilliams of Pennsylvania, and Lisa McWilliams of Jacksonville; and his paternal grandmother, of Pennsylvania. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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REDMON, DOUGLAS A., 44, of Riverview, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Detroit and came here 11 years ago from Allen Park, Mich. He was employed as a stocker with Kash 'N Karry grocery store for 10 years. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his parents, Grover and Colleen of Riverview; and two brothers, Glenn and Gary, both of Riverview. Stowers Funeral Homes, Riverview.

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SMITH, ELIZA SMALLWOOD, 101, of Plant City, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at National Health Care Center in Plant City. She was born in Gordon, Ala., and moved to Plant City in 1939. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Calvary Assembly of God. She is survived by two daughters, Myra Adams of Lake City, and Lettie Money of Plant City; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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TRAYWICK, ELVIN LEE, 67, of Tampa, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home under the care of Hospice of Hillsborough. He was born in Clanton, Ala., and came to Tampa from Mt. Dora in 1973. He was a retired technical sergeant for the Air Force and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of the D.A.V. Chapter

4 in Tampa. Survivors include his son, Andrew L., of Eglin Air Force Base; one sister, Elsie Skipper, Hamilton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Mark III Family Funeral Home _ Bay To Bay Chapel, Tampa.

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WATKINS, EDGAR AUSTIN, 63, of Plant City, died Saturday (July 27, 1996) in Plant City. He was a lifelong resident of the Plant City area. He was a conductor for CSX Railroad and a Florida National Guard veteran. He attended First Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Edgar "Eddy" Jr., of Brandon, and Michael David of Plant City; one daughter, Marilyn Watkins Hinkle of Plant City; his mother, Cassie Watkins, Plant City; and one brother, Aldin of Orlando. Haynes Funeral Home, Plant City.

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WENZIK, MARY "MICKEY," 78, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. She was born in Seelyville, Ind., and moved to Tampa from Terre Haute, Ind., in 1946. She was a retired concession owner in the outdoor amusement industry. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greater Tampa Showmens' Association, of which she was a former president. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Showmens' League of American and the International Independent Showmens' Association. Survivors include her husband, Ernest; and two sisters, Ruth Earlywine of Tampa, and Joan Booker of Terre Haute, Ind. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers, Tampa.

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