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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BARKER, EARLE C., 93, of Plant City, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. A Plant City native, he was the owner/manager of M. S. Barker Dry Goods for 50 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plant City and was a 30-year member and past president of the Plant City Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, John Earle, Asheville, N.C.; a daughter, Ruby Jean Redman, Plant City; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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BERDEAL, ROGELIO "ROY," 90, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) in Tampa. A Tampa native, he was a painting contractor and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Daisy; a daughter, Martha; a son, Roy Jr.; two sisters, Lucia Alvarez and Zoila Garcia; and a granddaughter, all from Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

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BREWER, SANDRA L., 41, of Odessa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Arbors at Tampa. She was born in Hawaii and came to the area in 1975 from West Palm Beach. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Leslie; two daughters, Leilani and Lara Brewer, both of Odessa; her father, James Wiggins, West Palm Beach; her mother, Colleen Wiggins, West Palm Beach; and three brothers, James, Kenny and David Wiggins, all of West Palm Beach. Ambassador Mortuary Services, Oldsmar.

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BURGESS, BEN F. JR., 77, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at Memorial Hospital. He was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and came here in 1958. He was a cable splicer for a telephone company. He was an Army veteran, having attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was a member of Hillsborough Masonic Lodge 25 F&AM, the Scottish Rite, Egypt Shrine Temple, the Kentucky Colonels Shrine Club, the American Legion Post 138 and the Tampa Elks Lodge 708. Survivors include his wife, Joyce C.; his mother and father-in-law, Nell and Boyd Luttrell, Tampa; a sister-in-law, Jo Ann Jerrels, Tampa; a nephew and his wife, Mike and Dee Jerrels; and a niece, Nancy Jerrels. Mark III Family Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

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ESCRIBANO, ELADIA SANCHEZ, 86, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) in Tampa. She was born in Spain and came here 75 years ago. She was a cigarmaker and a member of Centro Espanol de Tampa. She was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Manuela Sanchez Rodriguez, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

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HILL, LaCELIA K., 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Patterson, N.J., and came here in 1954 from Miami. He was a retired department head for Kmart with 15 years of service. He was Protestant. Survivors include his son, Robert W., Orlando; two daughters, LaCelia K. Kindt, Tampa and Davylyn K. DeFarge, Odessa; a sister, Thelma McCourt, Wilmington, Del.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; and three nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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HUDSON, MARGARET R., 87, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) at University Community Hospital. She was born in Lexington, Mo., and came here in 1914 from Kansas City, Mo. She was a retired medical assistant. She was an active longtime member of Bayshore Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for six years. Survivors include her husband, Alfred J.; three nephews, Joe Fain, Tampa, Bill Hudson, Odessa, and Bob Hudson, Oldsmar; a niece, Sharon Garrison, Laguna Beach, Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Louella Hudson and Wilfred and Dottie Hudson, all from Tampa; and many great-nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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MARLOW, SHIRLEY J., 51, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) at home. Born in Cincinnati, she came here in 1995 from Tampa, where she had lived since 1984, coming from Brooksville. She was a customer service representative for H.P.S. Printing Co., Tampa. She was a member of St. Vincent's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a daughter, Myra Marlow Harris, Orlando; her mother, Myrtle Guy, Riverview; her father, Glennis Vaughn, Gallion, Ohio; two sisters, Roxie Moon, New Hope, Ala., and Katherine Rochdi, St. Petersburg; and a brother, Glennis Jr., Riverview. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Petersburg.

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MOFFITT, B.B. JR., 80, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in North Carolina and came here in 1939. He was a retired teacher from Tampa Vocational and Technical School. Survivors include a son, H. Lee, Tampa; a brother, Harold, Asheboro, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Moffitt, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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O'CONNOR, MICHAEL J., 38, of Tampa, died Monday (March 17, 1997) in Tampa. A Tampa native, he was an author. Survivors include his father, Thomas J., Tampa; a brother, Rory, Cleveland; and two sisters, Moira Freeman, and Teresa Streitwieser, both of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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ROSARIO, MIGUEL A. LOPEZ, 69, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Catano, Puerto Rico, and came here in 1983. He was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Haydee; four daughters, Ivis Lopez, Puerto Rico, Ileana Lopez and Isabel Cardona Lopez, both of Tampa, and Idalia L. Gannon, Texas; numerous brothers and sisters; and seven grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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SALAS, ALGELIO F., 90, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at Town 'N Country Hospital. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and came here 30 years ago. He was a maintenance employee for the Hillsborough County School Board. He was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Areglio, Rogelio and Tony, all of Tampa; a brother, Manolo, Venezuela; a sister, Dulce Salas, Miami; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Boza Riverside Chapel, Tampa.

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WARTEN, JAMES N., 83, of Dublin, Ga., and formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) in Dublin. He was born in Alabama and had been a longtime Tampa resident before he moved to Dublin. He was a retired insurance agent. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Tampa, where he served as a Sunday school leader. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dublin. Survivors include his brother, Henry, Joplin, Mo.; a sister, Fannie Warten Dowell, Webb City, Mo.; three nephews, William L. "Bill" Tribble, Dublin, Ga., Ben Bennett, Metter, Ga., and Richard Berry, Stratford, Okla.; and a niece, Myrtle Jane Mimbs, Conyers, Ga. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

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