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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

HABER, RANDALL HOWARD, 51, of Tampa, died Saturday (March 22, 1997) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. He came here in 1948 from his native Columbia, S.C. He was disabled and an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Randy Jr., and a daughter, Amy, both of New Jersey; two brothers, Frank, Bay Pines, and Leon "Lee" A., Tampa; a sister, Susan Mace, Arizona; and two grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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HAYES, SARAH LEE, 98, of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) at Manhattan Convalescent Center, Tampa. She was born in Fountain Inn, S.C., and came here in 1939 from Augusta, Ga. She was a saleswoman for a clothing store. She was a 75-year member and past president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 5, a life board member of Hillsborough County Cancer Society, past president of a local AARP chapter, and a volunteer in local VA hospitals and many other local organizations. Survivors include a son, Charles B., Fort Myers; two daughters, Sally Arnold, Tampa, and Bette Maloney, Orlando; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mark III Family Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel, Tampa.

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KROMER, JOSEPH W. SR., 82, of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) in Tampa. He was a born in Tampa and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired boilermaker from LaFarge Concrete Co. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of America, and was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Joseph W. Jr., a stepdaughter, Betty Spoto, and a sister, Ada Vollrath, all of Tampa; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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O'BRIEN, WANDA MARIE, 74, of Tampa, died Friday (March 21, 1997) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. She was born in High Point, N.C., and came here in 1979 from Hackettstown, N.J. She was an elementary and high school teacher in North Carolina and New Jersey. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Claude C.; a daughter, Patricia Lu Lake, Temple Terrace; a brother, Charles Harville, North Carolina; and two grandsons. Duval Funeral Home, Tampa.

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PHILLIPS, JOANN T., 63, of Seffner, died Saturday (March 22, 1997) in Brandon. She came here from her native Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Wayne D.; two sons, David, Orlando, and Brian, Memphis; three daughters, Kathy Wessels, Memphis, Mary Rachel Moore, Lakeland, and Leigh Ann Sadler, Tampa; three sisters, Kay Cross, California, and Beau Fink and Jean DeBlock, both of Tennessee; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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SMITH, JAMES W., 70, of Mulberry, died Saturday (March 22, 1997) at South Florida Baptist Hospital, Plant City. He was born in Gadsden, Ala., and came to Mulberry from Plant City in 1993. He was a steelworker for Plant City Steel Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was Baptist. Survivors include a son, James Ronald, Huntsville, Ala.; five daughters, Brenda Fay Tyler, Mulberry, Patsy Ann Lamoureux and Linda Diane Lee, both of Plant City, Cathy Jo, Auburndale, and Deborah Marie Wiggins, Atlanta; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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