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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ADKINS, LILLY PEARL, 72, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 21, 2002). Survivors include three daughters, Linda Smith, Deleese Adkins and Betty Miller; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

BLACK, MARY GEORGE, 83, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in Altoona, Ala., she moved to Tampa in 1987 from Fort Myers. Survivors include her daughter, Denise Gelb, Tampa; her sister, Sovolah Mitchell, Alabama; a brother, Howard George, Georgia; and a granddaughter, Emily Gelb. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

CROCKER, RAYMOND C., 81, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 18, 2002). Born in Rome, Ga., he moved to the Tampa area in 1943. He was a pipe fitter and was Baptist. Survivors include his sister, Betty S. Barker. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

CROFT, LAWRENCE JAMES, 86, of Seffner, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in Montreal, Canada, he moved to Florida in 1978 from Southgate, Mich. He was a welder for the Ford Motor Co., and was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Tim A. Croft, Seffner, Lawrence A. Croft, Brownstown, Mich., and Wayne Croft, Dunedin; a daughter, Lorrie Kjeer, Plant City; a brother, Allen Croft, Winter Haven; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

DOWELL, EUGENE C., 85, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 18, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Delaware, Ohio, he moved to the Tampa area many years ago. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired meat manager for Publix. Survivors include two children, Kevin and Kimberly; a brother, James; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

FORD, PEARL D., of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in Pittston, Pa., she moved to Tampa more than 49 years ago. She was a retired in 1991 as a case examiner for the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court after 30 years service. She was a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Lebanon No. 6 and Largo No. 23, served as worthy organist for the Lebanon chapter and was presented with the Miram Award in 1994. In 1998, she was honored with a national appointment as Supreme Worthy Organist. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Trinity Chapter 240. She belonged to the Tampa Bay Toastmistress and served as president in 1971. She received Woman of the Year, 1968-1969 from the Pirate City Chapter of American Business Women Association and recognition for longstanding assistance to the members of the Bar from the Hillsborough County Bar Association in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Janet F. Rasmussen, St. Louis,; a son, Ronald A. Ford, Tampa; five grandchildren, Jennifer Rasmussen McCormick, Joshua A. Rasmussen, Alan F. Ford, Mason L. Ford and Bronson L. Ford; and a great-granddaughter, Sierra M. McCormick. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia-A.P. Boza Chapel, Tampa.

GARDNER, RUTH K., 88, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Francine Worthington, Tampa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

GRAY, KENNETH EUGENE, 77, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in Oklahoma, he moved to Tampa in 1957 from Dallas. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of First United Methodist Church of Brandon and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Allen Randy Well, Woodlyn, Pa., and Sammy Hays, Ellenton; a daughter, Judy Haye, Cleveland; two brothers; and 10 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

GUGGINO, JENNIE MARY, 88, of Tampa, died Monday (July 22, 2002) at home. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she hand-rolled cigars for more than 40 years at Cuesta Rey and Garcia y Vega Cigar companies. She was a member of Sons of Italy, the Italian Cultural Club and Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Joe; her son, Giacomo "Jack" Guggino, M.D.; a daughter, Rosann Guggino Garcia; four grandchildren, Joseph G. Guggino Esq., Steven A. Guggino, M.D., Edward J. Garcia, M.D. and Anthony J. Garcia Esq.; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Thomas and William Davidson Garcia. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

HELM, RONALD K., 64, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 21, 2002). Born in Dearborn, Mich., he moved to the Tampa area several years ago and was an automotive mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Linda Hammond; three daughters, Ronda Helm, Melissa Lampley and Evelyn Helm; a sister, Mary Harman; a brother, Teddy Helm; and two grandchildren, Christopher Custer and Katelyn Lampley. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

HORVATH, FRANK, 50, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a mortgage broker and the owner of Horvath Mortgage Brokerage Inc. He supported the PAL program of the Tampa Police Department. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a son, Bobby; and his parents, Frank and Julia Horvath. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia-A.P. Boza Chapel, Tampa.

HULL, ALEX B., 81, of Orlando, formerly of Tampa and Plant City, died Friday (July 19, 2002). He was an Army veteran of World War II and a division manager for Tampa Electric Co. He was named Outstanding Citizen in Plant City, served as president of the Kiwanis Club and as chairman of the local bank. He was responsible for establishing the Plant City Campus of Hillsborough Community College and for improving the McDonald Training Center. He was a member of the Orlando Church. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Joyce Hudreth and Susan Morris; a son, Alex; two sisters, Ruth Miller and Arah Wisdom; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.

INGRAHAM, FRANK, 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a member of South Tampa Church of God and a 60-year member of the IBEW local 915. He retired from Borrell Electric Co. after 35 years, and had been a school crossing guard for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for more than nine years. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, Eric Ingraham; and five grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

JACOBSON, WILLIAM R., 90, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in Minneapolis, he moved to the Tampa area in 1960. He was an Army veteran of World War II, an accountant and was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; four sons, Robert, Kenneth, James and Paul; two daughters, Grace and Marie; and six grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

McKENNA, KATHERYN M., 79, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in New York, she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was a volunteer worker with the Stony Brook Community Church and was a member of Stony Brook Yacht Club. Survivors include her son, William J. McKenna; a daughter, Lynn M. Lamond; her sister, Ruth Arnone; seven grandchildren, Erin, Michael, Andrew, Kristin, Jessica, Colleen and Carrie; and a great-granddaughter, Mary Lynn. Florida Mortuary & Cremation Services, Tampa.

NAVARRO, VALENTIN "CUCO," 50, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Born in Puerto Rico, he moved to the Tampa area many years ago. Survivors include his wife, Edwina; two daughters, Veronica and Viviana, both of Tampa; two sons, Alex and Ivan, both of Tampa; his parents, Carmen and Valentin, Puerto Rico; a sister, Maria del Carmen Navarro-Olivieri, Puerto Rico; a brother, Gerardo Navarro, Puerto Rico; and two grandchildren, Sydney and Nicholas. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.

PERKINS, ROBERT DEAN, 74, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he moved to Tampa in 1996 from Dublin, Ga. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a clerk at a paint store. Survivors include his niece, Helen J. Miller, Tampa. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.

PERRY, NORMAN R., 87, a lifelong resident of Tampa, died Sunday (July 21, 2002). Survivors include three daughters, Mary Roberts, Knoxville, Tenn., Norma Martin and Carol Gonzalez, both of Tampa; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

REGISTER, JESSE, 89, of Brandon, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). Born in Fargo, Ga., he moved to the Tampa area in 1936. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Carrie "Louise"; a son, Terry Register; a daughter, Denise Parker; a brother, Alonzo Register; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

RODRIGUEZ, EMILIANA E., 84, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). Survivors include her husband, Candido M.; a son, Candido A. Rodriguez; three daughters, Mirta Silvestre, Lesbia Chaviano and Melba Cabrera; a brother, Pedro Rodriguez; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

SCAGLIONE, NICK, 70, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 18, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of L'Union Italiana and the Ybor City of Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his daughter, Rochelle Scaglione Orr; his mother, Mary Scaglione; a brother, Thomas Scaglione; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Basil Orr and Antonio Belteton Orr. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

SKIDMORE, JOY LEE, 40, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). Survivors include her husband, Wayne; three sons, Erich, Aaron and Darr Skidmore, all of Tampa; her parents, Ken and Sylvia Hehemann, Tampa; her maternal grandmother, Clara Wynn, Marion, Va.; a brother, Kenny Ray Hehemann Jr., Wichita, Kan.; and two sisters, Deborah Mabe, Marion, and Lucinda Lawrence, Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

STAFFORD, MARY V., 55, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). Survivors include her daughter, Crystal Stafford; two sons, Richard and Steven Stafford; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

WAMSLEY, RUBY F., 93, of Brandon, died Saturday (July 20, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Leet, W.Va., she moved to the Tampa area in 1962. She was a secretary for a savings and loan company, a member of Contract Bridge Club, Brandon and was Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Chafin, Brandon; a brother, Billy Ferrell, Okeechobee; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

WILSON, NORMA JEAN, 62, of Plant City, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Sr.; a son, Jerry Wilson Jr., Plant City; three daughters, Peggy, Teresa and Becky; seven sisters, Georgeanna, Joann, Patricia, Dorothy, Betty, Beverly and Judy; and 10 grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

WOOD, EDITH D., 93, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002). Survivors include her daughter, Martha Deese, Marietta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Alan Deese, Cheryl Bostater and Scott Bostater, all of Marietta; and two great-grandchildren, Kristen and David. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Roswell/Alpharetta.

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