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CHRISTY, MARGARET ANN "MARTY," 79, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2005). Born in Valdosta, Ga., she came to Tampa when she was 1 year old and graduated from H.B. Plant High School. Later, she attended Brenau College where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a past member of the Palma Ceia Women's Golf Association. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Arthur R. "Art" Jr.; a daughter, Lynda Goff; a son, Arthur R. "Art" III; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

DiPRIMIO, ALICE H., 88, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2005) at Highlands Pines Rehab & Nursing Center, Clearwater. Born in Latrobe, Penn., she came here from St. Petersburg. She was a clerical worker for Westmoreland, Pa., County Clerk of Courts. Survivors include a son, Chuck DiPrimio, Tampa. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

FALKNER, CHARLES L., 80, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005). He was a World War II veteran and retired as technical sergeant from MacDill Air Force Base in April 1963 with the 306th Bomb Wing. He was a life member of the A.F.S.A. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Helen; a son, William C.; a daughter, Amelia L., Tampa; and two sisters, Lillian Pope MacDonald, Haughton, La., and Betty Jordan, Kosciusko, Miss. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.

HANCOCK, LILYAN, 68, of Ruskin, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005). Survivors include her husband, Van; and a sister. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

JENKINS, LEOLA, of Wimauma, died Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2005). Survivors include a daughter, Kelsie; four sons, Charlie, Otis, Calvin and Henry; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

KJEER, ADRIAN ALLEN "POPPY," 65, of Riverview, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Iowa, he moved to Florida in 1960, then to his family home in Riverview in 1966. He was a registered architect and worked for Hillsborough Community College, the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa and architectural firms throughout the area. He started his own business, AKA. Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Charlene; two sons, Scott and Todd; a daughter, Shelly Kirkland; a stepdaughter, Charlotte; a stepson, Jason Huggins; his stepmother, Lorene; and a brother, Dave. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

LEMIEUX, MAURICE J., 85, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2004). Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he later moved to Lawrence, Mass., with his family and to Sun City Center in 1993. He in was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean War. After his discharge he was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a life member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Military Order of the Cootie, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV, Civilian Conservation Corps, NARFE, the Knights of Columbus, Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Winnebago Club. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Raymond and George; a daughter, Eveline Gale; four sisters, Lucille Dolan, Lorraine Koza, Gisele Matheson and Rita Parent; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.

MANN, LONNIE L. JR., of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005). Survivors include his mother, Janice Girven; his father, Lonnie Mann; nine siblings; and his maternal grandmother, Edna L. Smith. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

MEJIA, ROSA, 45, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005). Survivors include three sons; three daughters; her mother; two brothers; four sisters; and nine grandchildren. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.

MUNOZ, CANDIDO, 71, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) at his home. Survivors include his family. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

PHILLIPS, DENNIS CRAIG, 51, of Brandon, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005). Born in Florence, Ala., he was a member of Iron Workers Local No. 397 and employed at Bay Equipment, Inc. Survivors include two stepsons, Ted Richards and Todd Richards, both of Tampa; his father, Henry L. Jr, Tampa; a brother, Timothy J., Brandon; and two sisters, Bonita Martinez and Theresa Clark, both of Tampa. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

RAYBURN, MURIEL "DEE," 70, of Temple Terrace, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005). Survivors include two daughters, Janice Coffee and Debra Portman, both of Pennsylvania; two sisters; and three grandchildren. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

SHORT, ANNA MAE, 81, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) in Sun City Center. Born in Whitford, Pa., she was a retired administrative assistant with General Electric in Pennsylvania. Survivors include her husband, Rever; two daughters, Janice Anne Link, Middleburg and Karen Anne Hamilton, Bradenton; and four grandsons. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.

SMITH, EMMA, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005). Survivors include three sons, Arthur, Peter and Hubert; a daughter, Helen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

WALTERS, MARILYN, 54, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005). Survivors include her family. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

WATKINS, RANDALL, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2005). Survivors include two sons, Randall and Mark; two daughters, Bernadette and Billie Jean; his mother, Mildred Bailey; and eight siblings. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

WILLIAMS, JENNIFER LEIGH, infant daughter of Vanessa Bowles and Curtis Williams of Seffner, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2004). Other survivors include three brothers, Curtis, Tristan and Tyler Moore; three sisters, Christina Bowles, Jessica Bowles and Katelynn Bowles; paternal grandparents, Wilma and Ray Williams; and maternal grandparents, Cindy and Greg Peel. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

WOLFE, MARGARET D., 94, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Alabama, came to Tampa years ago from Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Largo in 1989 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Hiers, Largo; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.

YOUNG, ADRIAN DEREK, 44, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2005). She was a member of Pleasant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal. Survivors include her husband, Andre; a daughter, Shirley; her father, Albert; six sisters, Sibyl Hawls, Pamela McNeely, Bridget McCormick, Sonya Joseph, Shelia Daniels and Antoinette; two brothers, Albert Jr. and Frederick; and six grandchildren, all of Tampa. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.