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ACKLEY, GERALD E. "JERRY," 73, of Nobleton, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2006) at Hernando Pasco Hospice of Brooksville. Born in Bloomington, Ill., he moved to Nobleton from Tampa in 1990. He was a member of the United Auto Workers. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mary Rose; a son, Ronald C., New Port Richey; three daughters, Susan Steel, Pekin, Ill., Debra A. George, New Port Richey, and Darcy Southernland, Palm Springs, Calif.; and a brother, Gene, Creve Coeur, Ill. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

BEVIS, FRANCES W., 84, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2006). Survivors include two sons, Charles Alan, Punta Gorda, and Morgan Harold, West Palm Beach; two daughters, Donna Sue Shirah and Marcia Leigh Perga, Tampa; a brother, J.B. Ealker, Odin, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

CHASE, CHARLOTTE M., 74, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2006). She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She also volunteered for the Sun City Center emergency squad. Survivors include four sons, Richard, Dennis, Raymond and Thomas; a daughter, Donna Woodbury; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Sun City Funeral Home.

DAVIS, VIRGIL "TEX," 84, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Allaine; two sons, Len, Tampa, and Marty, Riverview; two brothers; one sister; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz.

FERNANDEZ, PAUL, 83, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2006). He was born in Ybor City and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Frances; three children, Sylvia Smith, Gaylen Fernandez and Paul Joseph Fernandez; a brother, Frank; and a grandchild. Garden of Memories Funeral Home. Tampa.

FRUCHEY, ANNABELLE, 73, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). She was born in Lima, Ohio, an moved to Tampa in 1975. She loved to fish and garden. Survivors include three daughters, Christine Castillo, Ocala, Kimberly Hudnall, Tampa, and April Dixon, Wesley Chapel; five sons, Robert Tomlinson, Plant City, and Randy Tomlinson, Richard Rudy, Allen and Mike Melson, all of Lima, Ohio; a sister, Beverly Eggy, Sturgis, Mich; two brothers, Robbie and Chuck Burden, both of Lima; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater.

GOBEILLE, CHARLES N., 73, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (Feb. 26, 2006). He served in the Navy and retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. after 26 years. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member of the Sun City Center Men's Golf Association; Survivors include his wife, Edna; three sons, Matthew, Thomas and James; a daughter, Eileen Dietz; a brother, Edgar; a sister, Florence Jesperson; and nine grandchildren. Sun City Funeral Home.

GODWIN, SHIRLEY TAYLOR, 71, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). She was a teacher for more than 38 years. Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Wittliff; four sisters, Nona Boswell, Doris Lucas, Margie Turner and Janice Barnes; a brother, Jimmy Taylor; and two grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa.

GUIDA, ANGELO F., 93, of Temple Terrace, died Sunday (Feb. 26, 2006). Survivors include his wife, Frances; and other family members. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

HINSCH, CAROL ANN, 62, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). She was born in Falls River, Mass., and lived in Tampa for the last 50 years. She was a member of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church; Survivors include two daughters, Dawn McGowan and Kelly Bentz; three sons, William Covey, Shawn Covey and Matthew Hinsch; and eight grandchildren. MacDonald Funeral Home, Tampa.

LARISCY, DAVID L., of Plant City, died Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2005). Survivors include his mother, Peggy, and stepfather, Stephen Dobrovic; and two sisters, Debbie Sue Moore and Donna R. Andrews. Hopewell Funeral Home, Tampa.

PRESSNELL, ALICE, 62, of Brandon, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Nicholson; a son, Rick; four sisters; five brothers; and four grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Tampa.

REDDING, HELEN M., 85, of Tampa, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2006). Survivors include a son, Carroll; a daughter, Barbara; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.

RODRIGUEZ, HORACE A., 72, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006). Survivors include his four children, Mark, C.C. Muscarella, Matthew and Anna Marie Cox; a brother, Paul; and eight grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

RUTLEDGE, CHARLES W. "WILLIE," 76, of Brandon, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2006). He was a member of Horizon Christian Church, Iron Workers Local 397, the Honorary Order of the Kentucky Colonels and F&AM Post 947. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Judith; two daughters, Nancye Carol and Donna Lofley; and one grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

SCOTT, LAWRENCE LITRICO, 62, of Tampa, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2006). Larry graduated from Jefferson High School in 1962 as all-city pole vaulter. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1970, and was a member of its first intercollegiate athletic team. He was voted best brother in Sigma Alpha Epsilon in 1965. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne as a point man searching for booby traps and ambushes. He was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Vietnam Service Medal. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1973. He was assistant state attorney 1973-1975, then was in private practice until 2002. Survivors include five children, Anne Elizabeth Scott Vela, William Gressman Litrico Scott, Donya Anne Shalhoob Scott, Jenny Rebecca Scott and Serena Danielle Scott, all of Tampa. International Casket and Urn Gallery Funeral Home, Clearwater.

SOSBEE, ELIAS DUSTIN, 18, of Riverview, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006). Survivors include his parents, Dave and Dora; a brother, Christopher; a sister, Jennifer; and maternal grandparents, Ricardo and Consuelo Celis. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, Tampa.