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Published Sep. 2, 2005

COEN, CONRAD T., 70, of Lutz and Howey-In-The-Hills, died Sunday (Oct. 26, 2003). Born in Pine Island, Minn., he moved here several years ago. He was a Navy veteran, and retired in 1990 as international director of purchasing for Chrysler Corp. He was a member of Plum Hollow Golf Club in Michigan, Buena Vista Golf and Yacht Club, and Lake Harris Sail Club. Survivors include three daughters, Charity Kendall, Dr. Corinne Coen and Claudia Freedman; a son, Christopher Coen; and two grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.

FARRIS, HARLAND M., 82, of Gibsonton, died Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2003). He was an Army veteran and was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Thomas, Ruskin; a daughter, Barbara Petty, Gibsonton; three brothers, Sherwood Ferris, Georgia, George and Milton Farris, both of Maine; a sister, Brenda Batron, Maine; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

FEBLES, IRMA E., 75, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 27, 2003). Survivors include three nephews, Eduardo and Wilfredo Perez and Nelson Gonzalez; and two nieces, Ida Rodriguez and Gladys Gonzalez. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

GOODSON, DONN WAYNE, 53, of Balm, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003). A lifelong resident of the area, he was the owner and operator of Goodson Farms for 24 years and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. He owned and sponsored several sprint cars, was a helicopter pilot and a state licensed nuisance alligator trapper. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Janet; two sons, Michael and Ricky Goodson; six brothers, Ron, Butch, Steve, Joe, Danny and Tim Goodson; five sisters, Carolyn Waters, Linda Swartzel, Sue Hough, Sandy Machell and Nancy Chase; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

HOUTS, MARY ANN CLEM WALDEN, 73, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 25, 2003). Born in Lexington, Ky., she moved here several years ago. She worked for New York Life and was a homemaker. Survivors include three children, Sandra Price, Valrico, Ballard Walden, Tampa, and Holly Brown, Lutz; a sister, Gracie Bryant, and two brothers, Bill and Charlie Clem, all of Lexington; and eight grandchildren. W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington.

LICATA, ANTONINA "NINA," 82, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she retired as a secretary at Charles Hero Plumbing. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, La Nuova Sicilia Unita Lodge 1251, Christ the King Owls and St. Lawrence Senior Center. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Heindel; a sister, Rose Arbisi; a granddaughter, Christina Marie Heindel; and several nieces and nephews. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.

MURRAY, ROBERT W., 68, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tampa. Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here 31 years ago from Enfield, Conn. He was Catholic and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include three sons, David, Charlotte, N.C., Lee, Lutz, and Michael, Tampa; a daughter, Debra Murray, Bristol, Conn.; a companion, Ruth Bradford, Tampa; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

RIVERA, ISHMAEL SR. "MIKE," 90, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he retired as an electrician for IBEW Local 15 after more than 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret; two daughters, Alice Bello and Lorraine Champion; a son, Mike Rivera Jr.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

STACY, YOLANDA BIANCHIN, 81, of Seffner, died Monday (Oct. 20, 2003) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Survivors include four sons, Richard F. and James J., both of Leominster, Mass., William J., Seffner, and Jeffery S., Brockton, Mass.; a daughter, Donna L. Stacy, Seffner; two sisters, Adeline Lemmo, Leominster, and Mary DiBenedetto, Fitchburg, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Brandon Funeral Home, Fitchburg, Mass.

YOWELL, MARION L., 75, of Tampa, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003). She was a member and an officer of the Order of the Eastern Star Tampa Chapter 11, Amaranth, White Shrine and all branches of Rebekah. Survivors include a daughter, Karen S. Harris; a son, Wayne M. Stewart; two brothers, William E. and Louis H. Bouchard; a sister, Nancy Stewart; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

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