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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BERINGER, JOHN WILBUR, 95, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Marion, Ohio, he came to the Tampa area in 1981. He was an automobile salesman and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Plant City. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include a stepson, Bill Walters, Plant City; a niece, Margie Burgess, Fresno, Calif.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

CASON, WINIFRED C., 78, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Plant City. He was a Plant City native and lifelong resident of the area. He was a chemist. Survivors include two sisters, June Bass, Mount Dora, and Betty Jo Rydell, Plant City; and a brother, Warren M., Tampa. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

CHESTEINE, TONY L., 59, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Langley, S.C., he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a Vietnam veteran and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons; two daughters; his mother, Mary Chesteine, Plant City; two brothers, Roger, Plant City, and Boyce "Butch," Atlanta; a sister, Marilyn Flynn, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.

DIXON, ROBERT WILFORD "PEEWEE," 77, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he came to the Tampa area in 1953. He was a wine and spirits distributor and a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Plant City. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Robert David, Plant City; a daughter, Delonda Hatley, Plant City; his mother, Carol L. Dixon, Plant City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

KIRK, HAROLD EDWIN, 83, of Brandon, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Robinson, Ill., he came to Brandon 32 years ago from Lake Intervale, N.J. He was an electrical engineer and manager for ITT Federal Electric Corp. for 40 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brandon. Survivors include his son, Ross, Brandon; two daughters, Ellen M. Duffin, Denville, N.J., and Phyllis Western, Peachtree City, Ga.; and seven grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

McCOLLUM, PATRICIA M., 60, of Lutz, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001). Born in Hazel Park, Mich., she came to the Tampa Bay area 3 years ago. She was employed with Airborne Express for 2 years and was Baptist. She enjoyed crafting. Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Forgas, Tampa, and Angela McCollum, Lutz; her mother, Alice Lauroff, East Jordan, Mich.; a brother, Al Lauroff, Goodrich, Mich.; a sister, Peggy Lauroff, Washington Township, Mich.; and one grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

THOMPSON, BOBBIE JAMES, 73, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Plant City. He was a Plant City native and lifelong resident of the area. He worked in the phosphate industry and was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Plant City. He was a World War II Army and Navy veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Thompson, Tennessee; two brothers, Melvin Thompson, Jacksonville, and Edgar Thompson, Plant City; three sisters, Onita Young, Bartow, Mammie Swilley, Dover, and Mary Jane Lee, Lake City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

WILLIAMS, BOBBY, 57, of Spring Hill, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Tampa, he moved to Spring Hill four months ago from Perry, Ga. He was a meat salesman for Greenwood Packing Co. for 10 years and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge and the Great Falls Sacred Rites Lodge. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann; two daughters, Sandy King, Larke Lure, N.C., and Michelle Williams, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, James, Orlando; his mother, Mary Williams, Morristown, Tenn.; two brothers, Curtis, Morristown, and Ray, Easley, S.C.; a sister, Joy Harring, Cotherville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.

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