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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

AKINS, OLGA G., 78, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006). Survivors include her husband, William; and many other family members. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

BREEDEN, H. SCOTT, 68, of Temple Terrace, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006). He was a native of Charlottesville, Va., and a resident of Tampa for more than 25 years. He was a pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays for more than 25 years. He was a member of Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Brenda L.; three daughters, Alison Duncan, Susan Reams and Tammy Hodges; a sister, Pat Beeler; and three grandchildren. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

CAUSEY, JAMES EARLE SR., 81, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Lakeland Regional Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Plant City and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Earline Bone Causey; a son, James Earle Jr.; two daughters, Susan Cay Szanyi, Lakeland, and Carol, Plant City; a brother, Paul B.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

CLARK, DAWN LYNETTE, 50, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006). Survivors include her husband, D. Michael Clark; two sons, Mario L. Williams Sr. and Carlos A. Gibson; a daughter, LaDawn A. Gibson; her mother, Adaline Johnson; and nine siblings. Abbey Affordable Cremation, Largo.

CURTIN, DONALD J., 66, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). Survivors include his wife, Ellen; a son, John; and a sister, Hazel Henry. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

DALLAS, WILLIAM, 60, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2006). Survivors include a son, Aaron; two daughters, Tranda Black and Esther Dallas; two brothers, James and Ronnie; two sisters, Betty White and Elizabeth Parker; and five grandchildren. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.

DARBY, CHARLIE, 87, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2006). Survivors include a son, Jerome; and two daughters, Burnett and Patricia; and five siblings, Earl, Moses, Hazel, Martha and Pinky. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

GIBSON, MARY LEE, 76, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 13, 2006). Survivors include a brother, David; a sister, Eldis; and other relatives. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

GILBERT, SYLVESTER, 78, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2006). Survivors include his children. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

GREGORY, KATHERINE, 90, of Brandon, formerly of Clearwater Beach, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006) at Melech Hospice House, Temple Terrace. She was born in Tyler, Minn., and moved to Brandon in 2002. She retired as owner and operator of Marina Gifts on Clearwater Beach after 42 years. She loved tennis. Survivors include a son, Pat, Brandon; a daughter, Mary Kay Carpenter, Valrico; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

HAMBRICK, BEVERLY MINOR, 88, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006). She was born in Stockton, Calif. She was an avid bridge player. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Marion; a son, Peter, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Judith; and two grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

JONES, LYDIA L., 100, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006). She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Junior James and Hugh; five sisters, Oveta Wajdowicz, Hazel Nalls, Nela Jean Lang, Raynell Locklar and Beverly Thomas; 26 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

JOYNER, SAMUEL, 98, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006). Survivors include two sons, Alfred, Neptune, N.J., and Ralph, Tampa; two daughters, Pearl Joyner James and Rachel Joyner Porter, both of Tampa; a sister, Annie Parker, Landstown, Pa.; and 18 grandchildren. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.

KILLINGSWORTH, HELEN C., 79, of Ruskin, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). Survivors include three daughters, Jeanette Scott, Juanita Thomas and Marie Stephens; two brothers, Lorell and David Baxley; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Zipperer's Funeral Home, Ruskin.

KRANZ, THERESA AGNES, 71, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006). She was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a resident of Tampa for 13 years. Survivors include two sons, Thomas and Peter; a daughter, Kathleen Snow; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

PATTERSON, BEATRICE GEE, 68, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2006). Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Horace Sr.; two sons, Calvin Lanier and Ronnie Patterson, both of Tampa; seven daughters, Margaret Gillian, Elizabeth Bain, Chicago, and Betty Rosario, Joyce Patterson, Evelyn Sims, Geneva Lewis and Karen Patterson, all of Tampa; three brothers, Milton, Jacksonville, Truman Gee, Quincy, and Burnett; a sister, Margaret Ivey, Quincy; 40 grandchildren; and 89 great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

PHILLIPS, OPAL JENKINS, 78, of Gadsden, Ala., formerly of Valrico and Brandon, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006). She was a member of the Red Hat Society and an avid bowler. Survivors include six sons, Kenneth Ruel, Lithia, Ronnie, Havana, Fla., James Jr., Eatonton, Ga., Roger D., Valrico, Richard C., Tampa, Timothy, Plant City; a brother, Oscar, Gadsden; a sister, Faye, Gadsden; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

PIPER, JENNIE E., 82, of Apollo Beach, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006). She retired as a supervisor for Klev Bros. Shoe Co. in Derry, N.H. Survivors include her husband, Charles; two sons, Norman and Harry Simano; a daughter, Betty Collins; a sister, Joanne Wallace; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home.

PORTER, DOROTHY N., 67, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006). Survivors include her husband, Henry; and other relatives. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

RESVEZ, FLORA KIMBRELL, 31, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2006). Tompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home, Sylvania, Ga.

RICHMOND, DORIS "DEE," 83, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 21 2006). She worked for Eastern Airlines for 25 years. After retiring, she joined the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. She and her husband were avid boaters. She enjoyed gardening, nature and cross stitching. Survivors include a daughter, Penny Sanabria; a brother, G. Thomas Phelps; two sisters, Ruth Whitman and Jo Anne McCarthy; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

SCOTT, ORA, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006). Survivors include his companion, Lovelle Wade; and family members. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

STEWART, JOSEPHINE, 84, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at home. Survivors include two daughters; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Affinity Cremation, Brandon.

ROMANO, JUNE A., 80, of Seminole, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006) at Freedom Square Nursing Center. She was born in Bruce Crossing, Mich., and moved to Seminole from Tampa in 2002. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Geno, Belleair Bluffs, George, Minnesota, and Vincent, Maryland; three daughters, Joanne Forrest and Jeanine Romano, both of Tampa, and Patty Romano, Brandon; and 13 grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

THOMPSON, WILLIAM SR., 58, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006). Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Mae; and other family members. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.

THOMPSON, ESSIE, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 17, 2006). Survivors include three sisters, Ollie, Nellie and Beatrice. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

THOMAS, FRANK HOPKINS, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). He was a retired employee of Unocal Oil Co. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Patricia Willmon Thomas, Tampa; three sons, Frank, Jackson, Miss., and Joseph W. and Samuel W., both of Lutz; a daughter, Polly Bostic, Wingate, N.C.; a sister, Frances Walker, Atlanta; a brother, Robert, Stanton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

WILEN, WILLIAM "BILL," 80, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Tampa in 1970 from North Miami Beach. He was a member of Congregation Beth Am, Beth Am Brotherhood and Beth Am Poker Club. He was a private pilot. Survivors include his wife, Golda Brunhild-Wilen; a son, Alvin, Snow Hill, N.C.; a daughter, Linda Krasne, Tampa; three brothers, Murray Wilensky, Jericho, N.Y., and Harold Wilensky and Raymond Wilensky, both of North Miami Beach. Segal Funeral Home, Beth Chapel, Tampa.

WILKERSON, TELIA DENISE, infant daughter of Willie and Tammy, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). Survivors include many family members. Aikens Funeral Home, Tampa.

YOUNG, THOMAS, 59, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 20, 2006). He was born in Irwin, Ohio, and was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God in Tampa, and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an electrician, and worked for IKON in the mail room before he retired. He loved baseball and football, as well as fishing. Survivors include his wife, Cathleen; two daughters, Catie and Carrie, both of Tampa; two sisters, Rita Brummel, St. Cloud and Catherine Mason, Ohio; two brothers, Daniel, Lakeland and Frank, Jacksonville. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

A NOTE TO READERS

The St. Petersburg Times publishes obituaries free as a public service. There often is confusion over this because the Tampa Tribune charges for obituaries. Families who have lost loved ones should be aware that some Hillsborough funeral homes do not send obituaries to the Times unless the families request they do so. Families should make sure that the obituary sent to the Times contains all of the information they have provided about their loved one, as funeral homes often omit details to reduce the cost of the obituary in the Tribune. In addition to the basic facts of an obituary, the Times publishes place of birth, date of relocation to the Tampa area, occupations held, military service and awards, memberships, religious affiliations and church memberships, immediate family survivors including spouses or significant others, children, parents, siblings, and number of grandchildren.

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