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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ABRAMS, MATTIE P., 100, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) in Tampa. She was born in North Carolina and came here 52 years ago from Raleigh, N.C. She was a licensed practical nurse and was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leigh Waters, Lutz; a son, Julian T., Homosassa; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

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HAGERMAN, EUGENE "GENE" R., 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Jamaica, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Washington, D.C. He was a supervisor in the General Accounting Office for 25 years. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was Catholic. He was a member of the Tampa Tea Cuppers Club and a former member of the National Accounting Association. Survivors include a sister, Agnes Marie Kane, Tampa; two nephews; two nieces; and three great-nephews. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

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KAUFMAN, BETTY S., 96, of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) at Weinburg Village. She was born in New York City and came here in 1936. She was a homemaker and was Jewish. She was a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek and its Sisterhood Hadassah and was also a member of the Council of Jewish Women. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Hoffman, Tampa, and Barbara Rubin, Miami Beach; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.

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LoCICERO, PHILIP, 93, of Orlando, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) in Orlando. A Tampa native, he moved to Orlando 10 years ago. He was a maintenance foreman for 20 years with the Hillsborough County bridge and road superintendent. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Tony Tom, Zephyrhills; two daughters, Frances Ippolito, Orlando, and Estelle Darnell, San Diego; a sister, Angelina Spoto, Zephyrhills; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

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OLSEN, AXEL F., 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Smithfield, Utah, and came here in 1925. He was employed by Tampa Electric for 37 years. He was a Navy Seabee during World War II and was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Florence "Pinky"; two sons, Mike, Lutz, and Jim, Seffner; three daughters, Cheryl Bailey, Nancy Henter and Kris Carranza, all of Tampa; two sisters, Neta Nordstrom, St. Paul, Minn., and Else Swett, Lake Worth; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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RODGERS, DARREN "REBEL," 35, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 16, 1997) in Brandon. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came here 32 years ago. Survivors include his mother, Grace Layton, Tampa; four brothers, George E. Stanton, Gallowan, Ohio, Samuel A. Rodgers, Enterprise, Ala., Donald C. Rodgers Jr., Spring Hill, and Lewis E. Layton Jr., Tampa; and a sister, Tracey Y. Kerr, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

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ROSE, PAUL R., 60, of Seffner, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. He was born in Illinois and came to the area in 1947 from Michigan. He was Catholic and a member of Claire Community Home. Survivors include three brothers, Bill E., Garden City, Mich., Leon J., Picayune, Miss., and Herman E., Lakeland; a sister, Marcela J. Brady, Tampa; and several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home, Boza Riverside Chapel, Tampa.

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VILLANUEVA, ZENAIDA PRIEDE, 84, of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) at home. A lifelong resident, she was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence A. and Glenn F., a brother, Andrew Priede, and two sisters, Violet Casares and Rosa Lopez, all of Tampa; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

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WHIDDEN, GLORIA, 71, of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) in Tampa. She was born in Oklahoma and came here in 1940. She was a homemaker and a member of the Villa Curly Q's Square Dance Club. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Claude "Pete" C. Sr.; two sons, Claude Jr. and Steven, and a daughter, Sandra K. Whidden, all of Tampa; a brother, Wilbur Lackey, Tennessee; three sisters, Winifred Zegzdryn, Frankie Hawsey and Joyce Mobley, all of Tampa; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

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