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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ALDRIDGE, GEROGEANNA M., 77, of Plant City, formerly of Valrico, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002) at Health Center of Plant City. Born in Galveston, Texas, she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was a secretary for a doctor's office and was Episcopalian. Survivors include her brother, William J. Brown Jr., La Marque, Texas. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

COSTA, DOMINIC "MICKEY," 67, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a Navy veteran. He was a retired supervisor with the City of Tampa Solid Waste Department, was a member of the Sunshine HOG Chapter, first president of the Florida Renegades Horse Association 1965-1966, A.W. Windhors Lodge No. 185, F&AM and the Scottish Rite Temple. Survivors include his wife, Liz; a son, Jimmy; three daughters, Denise Green, Michele Costa Phair and Kristine Sopka; and six grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

FEIGHAN, SARAH, 96, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002). Born in County Mayo, Ireland, she attended St. Catherine Catholic Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include a son, Patrick Feighan, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.

FOSTER, ALFRED A., 82, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002). He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the International Typographical Union since 1937 and he retired from the Tampa Tribune in 1992. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth; three sons, Stephen, Detroit, and John and Frank, both of Tampa; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

FOWLER, JAMES A., 72, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002). He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Gwen; two sons, Steve, Kissimmee, and Jimmy, Riverview; two daughters, Carol Ellington, Plant City, and Kathy Marshburn, Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Clifford, Orangevale, Calif.; four sisters, Hazel Barcus, Palmdale, Calif., Frances Morgan and Sarah Curtis, both of Anaheim, Calif., and Evelyn Valenti, Asheville, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

HESTER, CHRISTOPHER C. "CHRIS," 19, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a framer in construction and was Baptist. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Thurman Jr. and Robin Hester, Tampa; his mother and stepfather, Susan and Pate Clements, Gulfport; a brother, Charlie Goins III, and a sister, Rebecca Goins-Ramirez, both of Tampa; paternal grandparents, Ben Richardson, Bell, and Linda Fields, Statesville, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Clay and Allene Wilson, Valrico; and stepgrandmother, Diane Clements, Jonesboro, Ga. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

HILL, DOROTHY L., 78, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002). Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Johnny L.; two sons, Darrel and Daniel L.; two daughters, Linda Brown and Janet Stringfield; a sister, Pauline Smith; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

LEININGER, RICHARD J., 44, of Apollo Beach, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002). Survivors include his wife, Monica; his parents, Jack and Eleanor Leininger, Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, Bryan, Cincinnati, and Allan, North Carolina; and a sister, Annette Daniels, Wilmington, N.C. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

LOVERING, MABEL H., 87, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002). Survivors include two daughters, Betty Nelson, Fort White, and Linda Terino, Tampa; a son, Bernard Lovering Jr., Tampa; a sister, Alice Pennock, Holiday; two brothers, Frank Moy, Bedford, N.H., and Sidney Moy, Willamsville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

RUBY, GERALD L., 56, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002). He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired vehicle maintenance superintendent at MacDill Air Force Base and was Protestant. Survivors include a brother, Richard Ruby, Okeana, Ohio. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.

THOMAS, MARY AGNES, 85, of Lithia, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002) at Community Convalescent Center. Born in Georgia, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, James D., Plant City; a daughter, Dorothy Langdale, Lithia; a brother, Delbert Earl Glasscock, Alabama; a sister, Naomi Wright, Plant City; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

WILLIAMS, SYLISTER E. JR., 71, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002). A native of Tampa, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, receiving the National Defense Service and Good Conduct medals. He earned a preventive medicine diploma from the University of Denver and earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees at Florida A&M University. He was a retired schoolteacher, working at Middleton High School and Robert E. Lee Junior High School, both of Tampa, and in the Miami-Dade area. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church of West Tampa and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Survivors include five children, Sabrina, Sylistina, Sylister III, Keith and Sylisa; his mother, Rebecca Benson; a sister, Beverly Roberson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

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