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Published Aug. 28, 2005

ASHFORD, F. LUCILLE, 81, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004). Survivors include her husband, Robert S.; a daughter; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

ATANASOFF, RAYMOND, 80, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) at home. Born in Bradley, he moved to Tampa 60 years ago. He was a service manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was Christian. Survivors include two sons, John and Joel, both of Tampa; four sisters, Ethelyn Jernigan, Jacksonville, Margaret Lingerfelt, Melbourne, Avis Tucker, Lithia and Melva Mikell, Dade City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry.

BERRYMAN, WALLY, 76, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) in Palmetto. Born in Providence, R.I., he owned and operated a gas station, a marina and an auto parts business in Warwick, R.I. After retirement, he moved to Florida in 1979, where he became an avid golfer in Sun City Center. Survivors include a brother, Bob, Ojai, Calif.; three nephews; a niece; six grandnieces; and four grandnephews. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

CRUMBLEY, LINDA, 45, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2004). Survivors include her family. Singleton Funeral Home, Tampa.

CUNNINGHAM, LOUISE, 83, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004). Survivors include her husband, Charles. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

GIMENO, ANNA BEATRICE, 65, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004). Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was a secretary for the Hillsborough County Public Defenders' Office. Survivors include two sons, Gerard P. and Michael P.; and two brothers, Joseph and Henry Artze. Garden of Memories, Tampa.

HOLCOMB, MARJORIE M., 92, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2004). Survivors include a son, Danny; three granddaughters, Melinda Burnham, Dr. Leigh Holcomb and Kristin Johnson; and five great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Bryce Burnham, Rheanna Atherton, and Sarah, Julia and Hannah Johnson. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.

HORNING, FLORENCE, 94, of Sun City Center, died Friday (Sept. 10, 2004). Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Fred. Zipperer's Funeral Home, Ruskin.

JASINSKI, JANEEN M., 35, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she graduated with honors from Tampa Catholic High School and the University of South Florida, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science. She earned a law degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., and was a senior staff attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, also serving as assistant judicial intern coordinator. She was a member of the Florida Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorney Association. Survivors include her parents, Zygmunt and Mary Jasinski; and a sister, Jenifer Schneider. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

KENNEDY, LEONA LORAINE "GRANNY SMITH", 87, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004) in Dade City. Born in Raiford, she was a longtime secretary for Bevis Construction, and a co-owner of Smitty's Biff Burger and Smitty's Chicken. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Ellen June McDonald, Zephyrhills; a son, Richard Sheppard, California; and two sisters, Gladys Jax and Jeanette Hanna, both of Tampa. Whitfield Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Zephyrhills.

ORTIZ, CANDELARIA, of Tampa, 65, died Friday (Sept. 17, 2004). She was a native of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. Survivors include her husband, Hector A.; two sons, Edgar L. and Jaime E.; a daughter, Gisela Morrows; her mother, Dominga Rodriquez; a brother, Jesus Reyes; two sisters, Maria Ester Reyes and Rosa Brito; and four grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

PETERSON, KATHLEEN, 33, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004). Survivors include her family. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

RAZNOFF, WALTER CLYDE, 55, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004). Survivors include his family. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.

ROSS, SAM JR., 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 11, 2004). Born in Macon, Ga., he moved to the Tampa area in 1998 from Ft. Lauderdale. He was a brick mason and a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sadarria James, Tampa; two sisters, Ola Jones and Cora Odum, both of Tampa; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Everett-Derr & Anderson, Tampa.

SHAFFER, ANTHONY J., 94, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004). Born in Nagy Tama, Hungary, he worked for the railroad and was World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Alice D'Augusta; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

SHEPHERD, SUSIE MAE, 78, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004). A native of Kentucky, she lived in the Tampa area for years. Survivors include her husband, Cecil; three sons, Leroy, Mark and Glen Rawlings; two daughters, Susan E. Carter and Cecilia Carroll; a brother, Jimmy Brown; two sisters, Betty and Jean; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

SILVA, LESLIE RAYMOND, 61, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2004). Born in Tampa, he was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and the University of South Florida, later earning a master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He was vice president and executive art director at Louis Benito Advertising. In 1984, he began his own agency, Les Silva & Associates Advertising. Survivors include his wife, Laura; a daughter, Kristina; a son, Darron. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

WILSON, ROBERT CARL "BOBBY", 61, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004). Survivors include a sister, Frances Lane, Riverview; a niece; and six nephews. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

WITHAM, MAURICE H., 94, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2004). Born in Portsmouth, N.H., he graduated from Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth and General Electric Apprentice School, Lynn, Mass. He worked temporarily at the Portsmouth Navy Yard and then went to Washington, D.C., where he worked at the Naval Gun Factory, the Department of Defense and the Army Security Agency. He retired in 1967 after 33 years of government services. After retiring, he moved to Sarasota, and was an active member of the St. Armand's Key Lutheran Church where he was financial secretary for 14 years. Survivors include a daughter, Margie Scott; a brother, Norman; a sister, Phyllis Laporte; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.