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AXFORD, KENNETH CHLEO, 95, of Apollo Beach, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004). Born in Casnovia, Mich., he moved to Apollo Beach in 1985 from Lakeland. He was a Linotype operator and a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Jean Tomlinson and Joan Kay Guerra; two sons, Kenneth Dean Axford and Jon Charles Axford; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

BERRY, THURMAN EDWIN, 80, of Seffner, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at Tandem Health Care of Brandon. Born in Galion, Ohio, he moved here in 1987 from Columbus, Ohio. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Seffner. Survivors include his wife, Mila; a son, Ernest H. Berry, Norfolk, Va.; four daughters, Della M. Comer, Jackson, Ohio, Irene Swaim, Fredericktown, Ohio, Sharon Slatzer, Columbus, and Patricia Weis, Huber Heights, Ohio; a brother, James Berry, Youngstown, Ohio; a sister, Grace L. Eaton, Struthers, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

BULLARD, GLENDA D., 50, of Plant City, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at home. A native and lifelong resident of Plant City, she was a floral arranger and a member of Plant City Church of God. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Crowley, Aptos, Calif.; her mother, Lizzie Crosby, Zolfo Springs; two brothers, Dennis Crosby, Tampa, and Wayne Crosby, Lakeland; a sister, Vickey Owens, Zolfo Springs; and three grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.

CALLEJA, ROSARIO BELEN, 63, of Apollo Beach, died Friday (Jan. 16, 2004). She worked in the media center at Lakeview Elementary School in Sarasota. Survivors include her husband, Amos; three sons, Miguel, Joseph and Leon Calleja; a daughter, Anna Calleja; three brothers, Alfredo, Rogelio and Rolando Belen; and four sisters, Soledad Mendoza, Teresita Rivera, Luzvimin da Abueg and Maria Lourdes Belen. Sun City Center Funeral Home.

COHEN, CHARLES S., 76, of Thonotosassa, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004). A lifelong resident of the Tampa area, he was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Julia; a son, Sid J.; a daughter, Karen L. Bass; a sister, Dorothy Dahlberg; and six grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

FOXWORTH, JOHN "J.D.," 87, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004). A lifelong resident of the Tampa area, he was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired hardware salesman, and a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Berry; two brothers, Frank and Robert Foxworth; and a sister, Wanda Foxworth. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

DAYANA, GRANADOS, infant daughter of Marcos Granados and Jessica Osorio, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004). Survivors include her family. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

JONES, OPAL, 85, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004). Born in Dola, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa area in 1965. She was a computer assembler with Honeywell for 23 years and was Pentecostal. Survivors include two sons, Richard Jones, Ohio, and Larry Jones, Brandon; two daughters, Susan Johnson, Tampa, and Sharan Wendel, California; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

RATCHFORD, LEIDA E., 50, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004). Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Daniel Guito; her mother, Maria Bendoyro; and a granddaughter, Lillian Maria Guito. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.