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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

COLEMAN, GEORGE, JR., 79, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004). Born in Columbus, Ohio, he came here in 1960. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a life member of the American Legion Post 138. Survivors include his wife, Frances; three sons, James L. Coleman, George E. Coleman, West Haven, Utah, and Douglas R. Coleman, Hooper, Utah; brother, Robert E. Coleman, Millersport, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Tampa.

FRANKLIN, JOHN S., 89, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) in Lake City. Born in Duluth, Minn., he moved to Beverly Hills 16 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired manager with a supermarket chain in Tampa. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Tom, Beverly Hills; and a brother, Dr. Robert Franklin, Palamino, Calif. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.

KIRBY, JAMES HAROLD, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2004). Born in Bowling Green, Ky., he was a carpenter and a member of the Disston Avenue Church of Christ. He was also a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Azile; a son, Roy Kirby; a daughter, Diane; and three grandchildren. Florida Mortuary, Tampa.

GOFF, WILLIAM R., 87, of Spring Hill, Pasco County, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at home. Born in Thomasville, Ga., he moved to Spring Hill 33 years ago from Tampa. He was a trucker for Terminal Transport in Tampa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Church at Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Magdalia; a son, Richard K., Leisure Hills; a daughter, Patricia E. Peters, Brooksville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

MILLER, EDWARD L., 85, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004). Born in Casey, Ill., he came here in 1981 from Muskcao, Wis. He was a U.S. Marine in World War II and was a Protestant. He was a foreman of Falk Corp. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Judith Hampe, West Allis, Wis.; a son, Edward L. Miller, Mukworago, Wis.; two stepsons, Barry Walters, Benton, Pa., and Steven Walters, North Rome, Pa; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

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