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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BORING, DOROTHY LOUISE, 73, of Plant City, died Monday (March 24, 1997) in Brandon. A lifelong Plant City resident, she was a retired registered nurse and an officer of Hillsboro Bank. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Plant City, was on the board of Bruton Memorial Library and was a past member of the Pilot Club. She attended Florida State College for Women and Duke University. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Sherwin and Ruth B. Roberts, both of Plant City; two nephews; two nieces; five great-nephews; and two great-nieces. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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BELL, JAMES A., 70, of Riverview, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. He was born in Linwood, N.J., and came to the area in 1989 from Struthers, Ohio. He was a millwright. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Fraternal Camping Fraternity of the Royal Rangers. He was a member and trustee of Riverview First Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Leona M. Bell; four sons, James, Struthers, Donald and Richard, both of Youngstown, Ohio, and John, Canton, Ohio; three stepsons, Vern Wehr, Deep River, Conn., Glen Wehr, Ellsworth, Ohio, and Ralph Wehr, Salem, Ohio; three brothers, Irvin and Wayne, both of Linwood, and Francis, Waverly, Pa.; three sisters, Anna Kalin, Youngstown, Amanda McKay, South Dennis, N.J., and Kay Seelig, Absecon, N.J.; and seven grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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CLARK, MARJORIE ELIZABETH, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., and came here in 1916. She was a homemaker. She was an active volunteer for the Girl Scouts in the Palma Ceia area and served on the YWCA board for many years. She was active in many church organizations, including United Methodist Women, Bible study groups and the church clothes closet, sewing hundreds of dresses for needy children. Survivors include a son, Robert, San Antonio; three daughters, Pat LeVarge, Tampa, Nancy Hallfin, Winter Haven, and June Clark, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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DAVENPORT, MARTHA CORA, 77, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Cleveland, she moved to Brooksville four years ago from Tampa. She was a commercial artist and a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Wilbur; two sons, William R., Englewood, Ohio, and Terry L., Valrico; three daughters, Roberta Drake, Temple Terrace, Patricia A. Law, Carrollwood, and Jeanette L. Boxer, Dade City; and 21 grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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DAVIS, VERA KENT, 89, of Inverness, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at Mariner Health of Inverness. Born in Oldham, England, she moved to Inverness 27 years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Inverness. Survivors include two sons, Robert S., Webster, and Lyle K., Inverness; a sister, Ann C. Negus, Barre, Vt.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

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HAUSER, SYLVIA, 85, of Brandon, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here four years ago. She was a homemaker. She was Jewish and a member of Hadassah and the Women's American ORT. Survivors include a daughter, Elinor Schwartz, Valrico; a brother, David Lerner, Brandon; a sister, Anne Scheinberg, Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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KOCOLIS, JACKIE, 31, of Tampa, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at the Arbors at Brandon. She was born in Richland, Wash., and came here 12 years ago from New York City. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Donald Hummel and Nicholas K. Kocolis III, both of Tampa; her parents, Owen and Martha Hummel, Tampa; three brothers, Robert L. Hummel, Raleigh, N.C., and Roger T. Hummel and Gary O. Hummel, both of Tampa; her maternal grandmother, Gertrude Sawyer, Brandon; and her paternal grandmother, Hattie Hummel, Garrison, N.D. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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KRIEGER, ETHEL, 79, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Tampa, died Monday (March 24, 1997) in Omaha. She was born in Tampa and moved to New York City in 1946. She later moved to Nebraska. She was a homemaker and was Jewish. Survivors include two sons, Stanley, Omaha, and Ernest, Newton, Mass.; a daughter, Judith Bennett, Arlington, Mass.; a sister, Florence Rosenberg, Tampa; and seven grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.

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SPICHER, EDWARD A., 73, of Valrico, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Hawthorne Care Center. He was born in Michigan and came here in 1947. He was a self-employed general contractor in residential and commercial construction. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific theater and in Iwo Jima. He was a member of Gibsonton United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C.; four sons, Dennis L., Brandon, Robert P., Gibsonton, Philip D., Valrico, and Brian K., Riverview; a daughter, Dottie M. Dickman, Ruskin; two brothers, Robert Van Voorst, Holland, Mich., and Paul Spicher, Tampa; four sisters, Ellie Sanders, Tampa, Doris Thompson, Owosso, Mich., Betty McGuire, Lansing, Mich., and Lois Jones, Niles, Mich.; and six grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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