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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BOTHWELL, LINDA M., 56, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Hammond, Ind., she moved here in 1973. She earned an MBA in business administration, was a real estate agent for Keller Williams in Brandon and attended the Harmony Spiritual Church, Tampa. Survivors include her mother, Armenda Lindsay; two sisters, Donna Bilar and Debra Delvecchio, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Allen Lindsay, Seminole; one niece; and three nephews. Florida Direct Cremation & Burial Society, St. Petersburg.

CALHOUN, IVA C., 75, of Lithia, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004). Survivors include five sons, Raymond, John, Leonard, and Kenneth Calhoun, all of Lithia, and David Calhoun, Dade City; two daughters, Thelma Long, Cincinnati, and Patricia Price, Lithia; two brothers, the Rev. Clay Canada, Corbin, Ky., and Ray Canada, Bushnell; two sisters, Bess Dodson, Lithia, and Betty Canada Cincinnati; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.

DAME, LIBBIE "MONTEZ," 78, of Plant City, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004). A native and lifelong resident of Plant City, she was an occupational specialist with the Hillsborough County school system. She was a member of the Florida State Vocational Association, the Hillsborough County Retired Teachers Association and Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Calvin M. Dame, Tobaccoville, N.C., and George L. Dame, Tampa; two daughters, Martha Gilchrist, Palm Beach Gardens, and Dana Jones, Lakeland; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

FIEBIGER, PEARL R., 71, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004). Born in Rome, N.Y., she moved here in 1978 from Clinton, N.Y. She was a clothing store owner and was a member of Sunset Heights United Methodist Church, Plant City. Survivors include her husband, William D.; a daughter, Denise Fiebiger Houck, Clinton, N.Y.; four sons, William D. Fiebiger Jr., Clinton, N.Y., Judson E. Fiebiger, Warner Robins, Ga., Henry A. Fiebiger, Whitesboro, N.Y., and Daniel A. Fiebiger, Honesdale, Pa.; and nine grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

KOCHER, ELIZABETH HAVEN, 87, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004). A lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Jessamyn and Joanne Karpay, both of Tampa; a son, Dwight Kocher, Winchester, Va.; a sister, Ruth Haven Mooney, Acworth, Ga.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three nieces. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

PENNOCK, ELEANOR J. "ELLIE" 74, of Brandon, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004) at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center. Born in Ohio, she moved to the Tampa area 31 years ago from Beverly, Ohio. She was self employed and a member of Crosstown Community Church. Survivors include a son, Mike Pennock, St. Augustine; three daughters, Kathy Pennock and Kathy J. Miller, both of Brandon, and Kristi Miller, Dade City; two brothers, Ray and Jay Barnes, both of McConnelsville, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

RANSOM, HALLIQUE ROGERS, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004). Born in Bradenton, she moved to Tampa as a child. She was a graduate of Fessenden Academy and attended Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman College. She was the office manager for Dr. Caleb Wright for 35 years. She was a member of Rogers United Memorial Methodist Church, Bradenton. Survivors include a daughter, Minnie Medesta Major, Tampa; a son, James G. Ransom, Tampa; two sisters, Dr. Eleanor Gittens, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mary Brewer, San Francisco; a brother, Dr. William Rogers, San Bernardino, Calif.; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

SCHWARTZ, J. LEON, 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Tampa, he was a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Emory University Dental College, and was a member of OKU Honorary Scholastic Fraternity at Emory and a member of Alpha Omega Fraternity. He was an Army veteran. He was active in the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society. He helped to organize the Southeastern Society of Oral Surgeons in 1949, became its president in 1964. He was a consultant to MacDill Air Force Base dental surgeons in the 1960s, was awarded certificates of merit by the American Cancer Society and listed in Who's Who in the Southeast. He was a past president of the Florida Dental Association. He was recently honored by the Florida Dental Association for his 70 years of service. Survivors include two daughters, Carla S. Raab and Rhoda S. Smith; a brother, Paul Schwartz; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

SNYDER, DIANE M., 52, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004). Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she moved to Tampa four years ago. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Alan R.; two sons, Bryan J. Bilchik and Shawn V. Snyder; a daughter, Lisa Bilchik; her mother, Helen Komarc; and seven grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

THUER, ALBERT J., 91, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004). Born in Indianapolis, he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus and was a member of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Violet; two sons, John A. Thuer, Carmel, Ind., and Mark A. Thuer, Haddonfield, N.J.; two daughters, Carole A. Shaw, Greenwood, Ind., and Jane F. Scott, Carmel, Ind.; a brother, Walter Thuer, Indianapolis; a sister, Helen Worland, Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

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