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ALLEN, WILLIAM JUDSON SR., 84, of Tampa died Wednesday (May 17, 2000) in Brandon. He was born in Mississippi, he came here in 1965. He was a retired World War II Airforce Chief Master Sergeant and was a member of Palma Ceia Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Bill Jr., Orlando; a daughter, Frances LaMonde McMahon, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Wistar, High Point, N.C. and Truett, Maben, Miss.; two sisters, Mary Katherine Hurley, Jackson, Tenn. and Mickey Allen, Jackson, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

ASHLEY, DEWEY, 64, of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Hytop, Ala., he came here in 1955 from Tennessee. He was an owner and operator for Ashley Roofing and a Lion's Club member. Survivors include his wife, Bettie L.; a son, Daniel Miller, W.Va; two daughters, Melinda Bodenweiser, Plant City and Yvonne Terry, W.Va.; four brothers, Alan and Tommy, both of Indiana, Larry and Austin, both of Tennessee; Anna Lee Pardon, Lutz, Mary Fay Mayes and Judy George, both of Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

BOONE, UVETA, 83, of Seffner, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000). She was born in Camden, N.J., she came here 19 years ago from St. Albans, N.Y. She was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Dawn A. De Iongh, Alexandria, Va.; two stepdaughters, Jackie Davis, Jamaica, N.Y. and Shirley Turner, North Carolina; six grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

BROWETT, REBA MAY, 100, of Tampa, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at John Knox Village Medical Center. She was born in Palmyra, Ohio. She was a secretary. Survivor includes a daughter, Audrey Oliver, Pacific Palisades, Cal. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

CORTES, ALFREDO, 52, of Valrico, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Puerto Rico, he came to the Tampa area in 1997 from Cleveland. He did electrical contracts and was a Vietnam Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jean, Valrico; three sons, Joseph, Lake Worth, Fla., Benjamin Liberatore and Alfredo Daniel, both of Valrico; three daughters, Colleen Cortes, Lake Worth, Fla., Lameh Cortes and Ariel Cortes, both of Valrico; two brothers, Jose Quinones, New York City and Marcos Cortes, Cleveland; four sisters, Rosaura Rivera, Enda Pellicier, Aida Cortes, Carmen Rosado, all of Cleveland. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

COX, AUGUSTA IRENE, 89, of Lutz, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000) at her residence. She was born in Sevier County, Tenn., she came to the Tampa area several years ago from Knoxville, Tenn. She was a cashier at a grocery store. Survivor includes a son, Merle Cox, Knoxville, Tenn. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

COY, JOHN J., 64, of Tampa, died Friday (May 5, 2000) at James A. Haley VA. He was a retired salesman and a Marine veteran. Survivors include two daughters, Sara Coy and Melissa Stanley, both of Tampa; and three grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

FREEMAN, GROVER CLEVELAND, 54, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000). He was born in Lakeland, he came here in 1968. He was a partner in the law firm Freeman, Hunter & Malloy and Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife, Connie King; and a daughter, Westin Kimberley, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

GAUMER, PAUL J., 88, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He was a saw operator for American Louvered. Survivors include his wife, Amanda Gaumer; a daughter, LaDona Wills, Valrico; two sisters, Anna Steed, Alliance, Ohio and Helen Neffe, Hemet, Cal.; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

HOOD, JOSEPH H., 64, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center. He was born in Jacksonville, he came to the Tampa area 14 years ago. He was a truck driver for the Department of Transportation and an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Joseph III, Utah; two daughters, Glenda Hayley and Melissa Elaine Clift, both of Tampa; a brother, Jackie Hood, Madison, Fla.; two sisters, Martha Cissna, Jacksonville and Mildred Collins, Madison, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

KIEFER, ARTHUR, 84, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at University Community Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., he came here in 1973. He was Presbysterian and retired from Bethlehem Steele. He was a member of the International Folk Dancers and the North Boulevard Senior Club. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; a son, David, Tampa; a daughter, Jean Conti, Buffalo, N.Y.; three stepdaughters, Betty Mott, Kenner, La., Shirley Kirby, Duplessis, La., and Julie Moore, Lutz; a brother, Howard, Wayne, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

MENAGHIAS, ANGELO ANTHONY, 90, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Town & Country Hospital. He was born in Greece, he came here in 1974 from New York City. He was a member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church and a Merchant Marine veteran. Survivors include a sister, Frosso Vasilakis, Tampa; two nieces, Mary Anastiasiou, Tampa and Christina Miller, New York; and a nephew, Christopher Anastiasiou, Baton Rouge, La. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

MENENDEZ, MARCUS A., 21, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Vancouver, Wash., he came here at the age of one. He graduated from Gaither High School and was a student at Tampa Tech. He attended Incarnation Catholic Church. Survivors include his mother, Glenda Menendez; father and stepmother, Felix and Linda Menendez, Ft. Myers; three brothers, Felix J., Tampa, Michael, and Matthew, both of Ft. Myers; a sister, Melissa, Ft. Myers; maternal grandparents, Joe A. and Gloria Vega, Tampa; paternal grandmother, Rose Menendez, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

MINER, GERALDINE MAXINE MAE, 72, of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000). She was born in Pensacola, she came here in 1933. She was a coach in Crescent City, Fla. and taught school for 42 years. She was an assistant principal for Oak Grove Jr. High School prior to retirement. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma at FSU and she was a member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Survivor includes a sister, Rosemary A. Miner, Lutz. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

RODRIGUEZ, JOSE A., 50, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Puerto Rico, he came here 10 years ago from Lowell, Mass. He was disabled and was Pentecostal. Survivors include his wife, Rosalia; four sons, Antony, David, Alex, and Edgar, all of Tampa; a daughter, Eleana Rodriguez, Tampa; parents, Pedro and Belen, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Luis Manuel, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Eriberto, N.J.; a sister, Ana Gloria Rodriguez, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

ROLLYSON, GENEVA, 89, of Plant City, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. She was born in Stark, Fla., she was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. She was a retired school teacher for Cork Elementary School. She was a member of the Plant City Garden Club and was a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a son, Martin Rollyson; a brother, Cornelius "C.T." Lewis, Plant City; a sister, Ora Lee Wansley, Dover; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

SHILLAIR, MARY LOUISE, 77, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at University of Carrollwood Hospital. She was born in Plant City, she remained a lifelong resident of Tampa. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include a son, Glenn Malone, Tampa; two daughters, Denise Malone and Melissa Malone, both of Tampa; a brother, Milton Peacock, Ft. Lauderdale; three sisters, Merle Cherry, Gainesville, Aline Hogue and Josephine Knight, both of Plant City; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

STOHNER, HARRY G., 67, of Sun City Center, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Afton, N.Y. and moved to the Tampa area in 1993 from Genera, N.Y. He was a retired master machinest for Xerox and an Airforce veteran. Survivors include three sons, Richard and Clifford, both of Geneva, N.Y. and William, Walden, N.Y.; a brother, Floyd W., Ninevah, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Sears, Salem, N.H.; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

SWANGER, THOMAS G., 87, of Seffner, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000) at Brandon Hospital. He was born in Lewisburg, Pa. and moved to the Tampa area in 1950 from Portogeville, N.Y. He was a retired maintenance worker and a member of Portageville Community Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Crystal; two sons, Wayne, Hilton, N.Y. and Bernard, Dundee, Fla.; three daughters, Miriam Steffer, Kendall, N.Y., Ethel Tolby, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Ruth Schultz, Largo; a brother, Donald, Brockport, N.Y.; three sisters, Leola, Elthelda, and Laurabell, all of Pennslyvania; 24 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

WALKER, VENA GRACE, 98, of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000). She was born in Cullman County, Ala., she came here from Jacksonville in 1976. She was a member at Manhattan Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mary R. Napolitano, Tampa; three sisters, Pearl Callahan, Henceville, Ala.; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

WILLOUGHBY, ALFRED THOMAS, 70, of Valrico, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Goldsboro, N.C. and moved to the Tampa area in 1951 from Miami. He was retired from CSX railroad. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, Alfred Jr., Benton, Ky.; three daughters, Glenda Crum, Valrico, Jacqueline Sue Reynolds, Palm Harbor, and Melody Ruth Gliksman, Valrico; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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