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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BRADISH, MARIAN B., 79, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 1997) in Tampa. She was born in Malone, N.Y., and came here in 1976 from Rome, N.Y. She taught elementary music at Strough & Denti schools from 1953 to 1976 in Rome. She was a member of the Rome Teacher's Association and New York State Teacher's Union, and she was a member of the National Education Association, Oneida County. She was a member of the Music Teacher's Association and National Retired Teacher's Association, and she was past president of Genetaska. She attended Keystone United Methodist Church and was a member of the Bell Choir and Church Choir. Survivors include a daughter, Carol S. Beckwith, Manlius, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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BRUTON, DAVID M., 72, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 1997) at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Arkansas and moved to the Tampa area in 1958. He was a farm worker for the Independent Fruit Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Bobby, Brandon and Terry of Franklin, Ind.; five daughters, Virginia Moles, Paris, Tenn., Margaret Gandy, Orlando, Patsy Hough, Tampa, Diane Robb, Palm Beach, Mary Pless, Wimauma; three brothers, Clyde, Buddy, and Edward, all of Tampa; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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LAMBERT, BISHOP FRANCIS, 76, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 1997) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Lawrence, Mass., he moved to the Tampa area earlier this year from New Hebrides. He was a bishop for the Marist Fathers of Boston and was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. Survivors include two brothers, Leo E., Mathuen, Mass., and Brother Chanel, FMS, Tampa; a sister, Lucille Lambert, Tampa; a niece; and four nephews. Mark III Funeral Home, Town 'N Country Chapel, Tampa.

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PRINGLE, JAMES F. SR., 50, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 1997) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to the Tampa area six years ago from Howell, N.J. He was a second vice president for Chase Manhattan Bank. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; a son, James F. Jr., Valrico; his mother, Irene Pringle, Brooklyn; two brothers, Robert, New York City, and Larry, Brooklyn; and a grandson, Christoper. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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RIDGEWELL, PHYLLIS FIX, 71, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 1997) at Tampa General Hospital. She was born in Covington, Va., and moved to the Tampa area from Langley, Va., in 1969. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 178 and a Port of Tampa Member of Mallow Presbyterian Church, Covington. She was a member of the Port Tampa United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harold; two sons, Randal, Covington, and Martin S., Tampa; a daughter, Dorothy Ann Frame, Covington; three sisters, Loretta Persinger, Dorothy King and Charlotte Redmon, all of Covington; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

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STRICKLAND, WENDELL EDWARD, 82, of Land O'Lakes, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 1997) in Land O'Lakes. A Hillsborough County native, he was born in Antioch and lived his life in the Tampa area. A plant manager for American Can Co., he retired in 1979 with 41 years of service. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ, Rotary Club, Huckleberry Lake Hunt Club, Love Our Lakes Association and National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Lourene "Pat" Strickland; a daughter and a son-in-law, Debra M. and Scott Cates, all of Land O'Lakes; four grandchildren, Mike and Greg Panny, Ryan and Timmy Cates, all of Land O'Lakes; two brothers, John C. and Floyd H.; companion, Kathy Carpenter; and several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

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