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ABNEY, DANIEL "TOM," 79, of Plant City, died Sunday (July 15, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Macon, Ga., he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a dairy farmer and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Etta; a daughter, Betty Barnhart; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

CABANTOG, EPIFANIO DE REGLA, 81, of Seffner, died Sunday (July 15, 2001) in Brandon. Born in Manila, Philippines, he came to the Tampa area in 2000 from New York. He was a police officer in the Philippines and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Juliana; a daughter, Elenita Austria, Seffner; a brother, Pascal, Philippines; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

COTTEN, FRANCES, 87, of Plant City, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Born in Georgia, she was a longtime resident of the Tampa area. She was a bookkeeper and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Alan, California, and Charles, Plant City; two daughters, Doris Edgemon, Sanford, and Lynette Spivey, Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Pearl Fletcher and Ruby Brewer, both of Plant City; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

DAVIS, EDITH C., 90, of Brandon, died Monday (July 16, 2001) in Brandon. Born in Frostproof, she came to Tampa 55 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Riverhills Church of God. Survivors include four sons, Charles W. and Gilbert Billy, both of Tampa, Bobby E., Zephyrhills, and Wyman A., Macclenny; three daughters, June Harris and Norma Jean Rittall, both of Brandon, and Judy Fewox, Zephyrhills; one sister, Mary Alice Chastain; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

GARCIA, MARY L., 62, of Tampa, died Monday (July 16, 2001). Born in Ravenna, Ohio, she came to the Tampa area in 1952. She was a bank teller and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Orlando; a daughter, Julie Garcia, Tampa; two brothers, Robert W. and Richard P. Floyd, both of Tampa; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

JACKSON, MARY ELIZABETH, 84, of Riverview, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) in Riverview. Born in Hydetown, Pa., she came to the Tampa area in 1947. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Jr. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

LAW, JOHN MARSHALL, 34, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (July 5, 2001) at home. Born in St. Petersburg, he lived in the area all of his life. He was the owner of Marshall Decking Co. Survivors include his wife, Donna; a son, Tyler, New Port Richey; a daughter, Nicole Law, New Port Richey; his father and stepmother, Fred and Suzanne Law, Odessa; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Willard Young, Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Jay, Tarpon Springs, and Jarrod Ray, Tampa; two sisters, Shelly Law, Clearwater, and Shawna Amenta, Lewisville, Texas; his maternal grandparents, Ben and Bonnie Keel, Homosassa; five nieces; and five nephews. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, Florida.

MILLS, DODI A. DODD, 32, of Brandon, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she came here in 1972 from Noblesville, Ind. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, James C.; a son, Aaron M., Brandon; a daughter, Tia M. Mills, Brandon; her mother, Adele A. Dodd, Noblesville; a brother, Chad Dodd, Kansas City, Kan.; her maternal grandmother, Denzel Hufford, Noblesville; and her paternal grandfather, Mike Dodd, Sr., Noblesville. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

TAYLOR, MOZELLA "MAMA," 90, of Plant City, died Monday (July 16, 2001) in Brandon. Born in Hartsfield, Ga., she came here in 1930 from Moultrie, Ga. She was a homemaker, president of Home Demonstration, treasurer of Women's Missionary Council of Plant City and a member of Faith Lighthouse Assembly of God. Survivors include four sons, Johnny, Wildwood, Jimmy Dan, Phoenix City, Ala., and Jack and Jeff, both of Plant City; eight daughters, Jan Thomas, Winter Haven, June Salter, Dover, Jo Ann Molinia, Fort Pierce, and Judy Cook, Jennifer Reed, Jill Scott, Joy Davis and Jane Jordan, all of Plant City; and 189 grand- and great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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