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Published Aug. 24, 2005

AYALA, MARIANA, 90, of Brandon, died Friday (Jan. 7, 2005). Survivors include two daughters, Rafaela Melendez and Carmen Moffitt; a daughter-in-law, Carmen I. Ayala; two granddaughters, Shaela Moffitt and Gisela Ayala; a sister, Cefa Cardona; and nieces and nephews. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.

BAGLEY, ELINA ADEL, 93, of Plant City, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Hill; two grandchildren, Thomas Lee and Richard Lee; and one great-grandchild, Carina Lee. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

FALK, EVELYN G., 83, of Sun City Center, formerly of Dunedin, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005) at Plaza West Health Care, Sun City Center. She came to Dunedin in 1979 from her native Peoria, Ill., where she retired as a secretary for TP&W Railroad, and later moved to Sun City Center. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a sister, Mary Smogorzewski, Peoria Heights, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews, including Delores K. Slavens, Sun City Center. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

MUNIZ, DIEGO JR., 69, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 7, 2005) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Largo in 1999 from Tampa. He worked as a bus driver. He was an Air Force veteran and Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Betty Louise; a son, Diego III, and a daughter, Peggy Muniz, both of Puerto Rico; a brother, Luiz, California; five sisters, Pura Balestier, Tera Otero, Anita Rodriguez, Rosa Alicea and Justina Muniz, all of California; and a grandchild. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

ROADS, ROSALIE, 78, of Riverview, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005). Survivors include a daughter, Joleen Tikalsky; and a sister, Doris Hines. Zipperer's Funeral Home, Ruskin.

ROBERTS, HELEN F., 88, of Lutz, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2005). Born in Redmondville, Mo., she lived in the area for more than 50 years. Survivors include three sons, Ronald E. and wife Sofia, of Tampa, William A., of Lutz, and James L. and wife Lana, of Orlando; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.