AYALA, GLORIA B., 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a retired elevator operator in the Citizen's Building in downtown Tampa and a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include her nephew, Dennis I. Braswell; a sister-in-law, Ann Ayala; a brother-in-law, Beanie Smith; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
BRYANT, WILLIA "FAY," 73, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004). She was a dietitian at Eastside Baptist Church Daycare. Survivors include three sons, Lenny, David and Robbie Bryant, all of Plant City; a daughter, Jackie Zimmerman, Plant City; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
DRIGGERS, DORTHA S. "DOTTIE," 88, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Sturgis, Ky., she moved here several years ago. She was a supervisor with GTE, a charter member of Buckhorn Golf Course, the Gulf Coast Orchid Society and the GTE Pioneers. Survivors include a niece, Carol A. Lundquist, Glade Valley, N.C. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
GUERRA, ANTONIO J., 79, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004). Born in La Habana, Cuba, he moved here in 1973 from New York. He was a former officer for the National Republic of Cuba Police Force and retired from the Hillsborough County school system in 1990 after 17 years of service. Survivors include is wife of 56 years, Consuelo; a son, Antonio N. Guerra; a daughter, Maria C. Perez; and two grandchildren, Cristina and Christian Perez. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
HAMMER, DORIS, 78, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004). She moved here several years ago from Mansfield, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, Paul; four daughters, Paula Hall, Belinda Kramer, Marlene Reed and Yvonne Casella; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Lake Worth.
HOOKER, LUCILLE E., 81, of Tampa, formerly of Plant City and Zephyrhills, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at home. Born in Sigel, Ill., she moved to Plant City in 1987 from Zephyrhills and to Tampa in December. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Plant City. Survivors include her husband, Donald J.; two sons, Ronald L. Hooker, Maggie Valley, N.C., and Gary L. Hooker, Pompano Beach; two daughters, Sharon S. Reisnger, Collierville, Tenn., and Karen K. Topper, Tampa; four brothers, Donald V. Czerwonka, Tuscola, Ill., Howard L. Czerwonka, Effingham, Ill., Melvin W. Czerwonka, Watson, Ill., and Victor A. Czerwonka, Sigel, Ill.; five sisters, Delores E. Baker, Sigel, Margaret L. Englebart, Harvel, Ill., Madeline Horath and Wanda J. Miller, both of Mattoon, Ill., and Hellen M. Schwartz, Teutopolis, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
JOHNS, ZACKIE J.C., 65, of Spring Hill, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at home. Born in Sarasota, he came here 30 years ago from Tampa. He retired from the Hernando County Department of Public Works and was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church of Brooksville. Survivors include his wife, Erlene; four sons, Jay Johns, Sarasota, Eddie Roberts and Gary Roberts, both of Brooksville, and Wayne Roberts, Tampa; four daughters, Joyce Daniel, Tampa, Deborah Davis, Plant City, and Deborah Ann Bronk and Silvia, both of Sarasota; two brothers, James, Perry, and Bill, New Port Richey; a sister, Mattie Dykes, Perry; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
LITTLEJOHN, WALTER, 76, of Indianapolis, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Brazil, Ind., he moved to Tampa in 1976 and later returned to Indiana. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Plainfield, Ind., the Moose Lodge, Santa Ana, Calif., and was an honorary member of Wayne Post American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Helen Livingstone; two daughters, Deborah Mays, Indianapolis, and Susan Rohland, Shingle Springs, Calif.; five sons, Walter A. Littlejohn, Placerville, Calif., Mark R. Littlejohn, New Port Richey, Robert M. Gambling, Kennesaw, Ga., Michael A. Gambling, Orange, Calif., and David J. Gambling, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Beulah Patterson and Dorothy Bowman, both of Indiana; two brothers, Charles and Homer Littlejohn, both of Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Conkle Funeral Home, Handricks County Chapel, Avon, Ind.
SHOKLEY, LEROY D., 89, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) in Lakeland. Born in Tipton County, Ind., he moved here in 1960 from Pennsylvania. He was a maintenance worker at a phosphate plant, an Army veteran of World War II and attended Salvation Army Church, Lakeland. Survivors include his wife, Lenora B.; two daughters, Cheryl Spooner and Joy M. Dean, both of Lakeland; two brothers, Guy E. Shockley, Phoenix, and Fay Shockley, Indianapolis; three sisters, Mary K. Orr, Kokomo, Ind., Beatrice Flicki, Indianapolis, and Marilyn Welliver, Kokomo, Ind.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.