AUSTIN, Darlene 69, of Port Richey, died Feb. 25. Survived by husband Dean; daughters, Debra, Dawn; 4 grands; 1 great-grand. Dobies F.H. - Hudson dobiesfuneralhome.com
BETTS, Ernest "Ernie" Memorial service Monday, March 2, 2009, 12 noon, at FHCA clubhouse, 1749 Harpoon Drive, Holiday.
BOGHIGIAN, George "Bo" Harry 81, died Feb. 22, 2009. He was very loving & compassionate. Survived by wife Mary, daughter Laura Stetson (Walt), grandchildren Beau & Sadie. Service at 11 am on Saturday, March 21, St. John's Episcopal Church, 1676 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Donation Hospice or your wish
BOWER, Sandra A. Age 68, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the Kindred Hospital in St. Petersburg. Arrangements are incomplete and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com
BOWMAN, Albert W. 65, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 25, 2009. He served honorably in the Army during the Vietnam War and is survived by a loving family. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
BRADLEY, Rich 101 of Tampa, died Feb. 24, 2009. Survived by: children, Norma, Jauria, Twanda, Purcell, Bonita, Ethel, Modest, Rich Jr., Janie, Terry; 2 sisters. Ray Williams Funeral Home
BUHEIT, Todd A. 45, of Largo, passed away Feb. 18th at home. He is survived by his daughter Krystalann; son Aaron; brother Craig & sister Michelle. ALifeTribute F.H. Largo 559-7793
BUNEA, Louis William 68, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1963 from his native Warren, OH where he attended Warren High School. He was an Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife Judith of 45 years, 3 sons Louis Bunea Jr., John Bunea and Timothy Bunea, 3 daughters Patricia Evinger, Judith Clink and Sandra Noon, sister Shirley Toth and 6 grandchildren. Please visit the funeral home website for services which will be set at a future date. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St Petersburg, Florida 33709 memorialparkfuneralhome.com
BURKHART, Marian F. 95, of St Petersburg, died Feb. 23. Bunny, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Mishawaka, IN. She lived in Kalamazoo from 1947-1971, where she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, before moving with her husband to the Tampa Bay area. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tampa. Bunny was a seamstress, oil painter, avid reader, and bingo player. She will join her husband Robert who predeceased her in 2002. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Rockey (Rock) of Holiday, FL and Alice Butine of Tampa; and sons Bruce (Cate) of Richmond, CA, and Brian (Carmen) of Hutto, TX; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Donations may be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. A memorial Mass will be held at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Tampa on March 17, 2009, at 10 am with internment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater. NCS - Clearwater
CAMPAGNANO, Maria 46, of Tampa, died Jan. 23, 2009. Express words of comfort at floridamortuary.net. Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900
CARTER, Darlene Poe of Brandon, died Feb. 20, 2009. Survivors: husband, Roderick; children, Ariel, Roderick II; 4 siblings; Gloria, Joyce, Frederick and Jeffery. Ray Williams Funeral Home
CHAMBERLIN, Robert L, II 62 passed Feb. 18, 2009. Survived by eternal soul mate loving wife, Kristi; devoted mother, Helen; sons, Robert and Christopher; daughters, Deborah and Katherine. He will be sorely missed by all fortunate to have known him. He will be laid to rest in his beloved Alaska. A memorial service will be held at 2:15 pm, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Bay Pines National Cemetery with military honors. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
CLARKIN, Raymond 84, of Spring Hill, passed Feb. 21st. Survived by brother, Robert M. & wife Alice. Service in Staten Island, NY. Donate to Heartland of Brooksville. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991
COIRO, Julia A. 77, of Port Richey, died Feb. 24. She is survived by husband, John; sons, John & Richard; daughter, Susan; sisters, Evelyn & Nancy. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
CRUTTS, Sarah Elizabeth 98, of Heather Hill Nursing Home, New Port Richey, formerly Morristown, TN, died Feb. 21, 2009. Survived by nieces & nephews. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home/NPR
DENISCO, Stacey J. 39, of Port Richey, died Tuesday, Feb. 24 at home. Survived by son Carmine John III; parents, Fred & Dorothy Dolman; brother Kenneth (Karen); nieces, Jillian & Lauren; cousins, Tommy (Lori) Nicolosi & Michael Nicolosi. Dobies Funeral Home - Congress Chapel dobiesfuneralhome.com
DODSON, Aselean Davis of Tampa, died Feb. 22, 2009. Survivors: husband John; children, John Jr., Christopher (Dianne), and Andre' (Molly) and 4 siblings. Ray Williams Funeral Home
DOZIER, Sharen 59, of Lakeland, died Jan. 19, 2009. Express words of comfort at floridamortuary.net. Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900
DUNBAR, Eunice M. 80, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 26, 2009. She was a native of Williston, SC. Funeral service Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, 1 pm, Smith Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 pm, Friday, Feb. 27th. Smith Funeral Home, 894-2266. Friends may share condolences www.smithfhinc.com
DURANTE, Madeline died Feb. 25, 2009. Survivors include her sons, Richard & Edward; brother, Ralph; sister Rose; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Gee & Sorensen F.H. and Crematory
FERGUSON, Lillian Dell 89, passed away Feb. 2. She was born April 13, 1919 in Goshen, NY. She was a nurse at Goshen Hospital for over 30 years. She was married to Chester Dell from 1943 to 1968 when he passed away. She moved to St. Petersburg in the late 70's where she met and married Jack Ferguson until his death in 1996. She was an amazing woman who took care of so many in her lifetime. Survived by son Robert Dell (Karen), St. Petersburg; brother, Robert Herres (Gloria), Quincy, PA; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
FUTTERER, Alfred 85, of New Port Richey, passed away Feb. 22nd. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Phyllis; 2 daughters; stepson; & 2 stepdaughters. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home
GALEGO, Sadie M. 108, of Largo, passed away Feb. 23. She is survived by her loving family and many friends. National Cremation Society Clearwater 727-536-0494
GARDNER, Alma 81, of Dunedin, passed away Feb. 25, 2009. A remembrance service Saturday at 2 pm at the Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Rd. 95, Palm Harbor.
GIANNARAS, Maria 92, formerly of Tarpon Springs died in Woodstock GA. Sur- vived by daughter "Ronnie" Kopsias; 3 grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home - Tarpon dobiesfuneralhome.com
GOLUBIEWSKI, Anthony J. 70, of Hudson, died Feb. 25, 2009. Survived by wife Rose; sons Anthony Jr. & Johnathan; daughter Karen; 8 grandchildren. National Cremation Society Hudson. 727-847-4745
GOULD, Jay Jr. 84, of Pinellas Park, died Feb. 23, 2009. He moved here in 1990 from his native Cleveland, OH. He was a retired pipe fitter & a veteran of WWII. Survived by a daughter, Vicki Christian, St. Petersburg; 2 grandchildren, P.J. Christian, St. Petersburg & Pauline Christian, Knoxville, TN and a great-grand- daughter, Jessica. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home Seminole FL 727-391-0121
HAIRE, William C. 84, of Belleair, entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. He was born July 8, 1924 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late William C. Haire and Sydney Marion Haire. He graduated from Wake Forest University and Wake Forest School of Law. After service in the Army Air Corps during World War II he was Assistant District Attorney in North Carolina. He became a Contract Administration lawyer for Pan Am where he was involved in NASA's Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. William loved his family. He was intelligent, talented, generous, and possessed a sharp wit and sense of humor. A man of deep faith and high moral character, his wisdom was sought by many who knew him. William enjoyed cooking, sailing, aviation, building furniture and model airplanes, and caring for his pets. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church and the Florida Bar. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Millis Gray Haire and his son William C. Haire III. William is survived by two sons, Michael Thomas Haire and his wife Margaret of Orlando and Franklin Owen (Sam) Haire of Tampa; a daughter, Susan Sydney Haire Cross and her husband Dennis of Lexington, VA; seven grandchildren, Aaron Michael Haire, Mary Charlotte Haire, Lauren Emily Haire, William Everette Owen Haire, Walker Gray Cross, Grier Gordon Cross and Sydney Sullivan Cross; a nephew Steve Hair; and niece Renee Haire. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at 10 am, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Memorials can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Moss Feaster/Belcher Road Chapel 727-562-2070
HEROLD, Gertrude "Trudy" 78, of Valrico, passed away on Feb. 14, 2009. She is survived by her loving family and is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
HUDSON, Luther K. 38, passed away on Feb. 20, 2009. His life will be celebrated at Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church, Tarpon Springs on Sat., Feb. 28, 2009. Visitation begins at 10am and the service will start at 11am. Carnegie Funeral Home 800-493-1855
JAMISON, Phyllis A. 77, of Hudson, died Feb. 26. She was predeceased by husband Wayne, and is survived by sons, Robert & David & 3 grandchildren. www.prevattfuneralhome.com
JOCELYN, Janet B. 77, of Pinellas Park, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 25th, 2009. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Jocelyn Ellingham. Survived by sons, Roy, Kevin, Steven and Edward; numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Funeral services 11 am Saturday at he funeral home, where friends will be received from 10 am to service. R. Lee Williams & Son 3530 49th St. N 527-1127 www.rlwilliams.com
JOYCE, Peggy Ann of Pinellas Park, died Feb. 23, 2009. She was a secretary for a magazine publishing company. Survived by her goddaughter Amy M. Carney. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
KELLER, Donald F. 71, died Feb. 4th at his home. Survivors are his loving wife, two sons, daughter and their families. Services from Bay Pines Cemetery on March 6th at 12:45 pm. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202
KILMAN, Ron "Dogman" 53, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 25, 2009. Service Saturday 2 pm, at Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, 3180 30th Ave. N. Celebration of life following service at Whiskey Depot.
KINDLE, Carolyn Ann 67, of Parrish, AL, formerly of Clearwater, died Feb. 24th. She is survived by her loving family. Services will be held in East Prairie, MO. Arrangements: Shelby F.H. 573-649-3544
KING, Malvese of Tampa, died Feb. 23, 2009. Survivors: children, Darrell, Chastity, Kenya (Russell); 5 grandchildren; 8 siblings; other loving relatives. Ray Williams Funeral Home
LEE, Won Hoy 69, of Tampa, died Jan. 7, 2009. Express words of comfort at floridamortuary.net. Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900
LOCKE, Mittye P. 99, passed away peacefully at Hernando-Pasco Hospice's Marliere Care Center in New Port Richey on Feb. 25, 2009, after a short illness. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday April 20. Ms. Locke was the mother of Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Olson. Born in Tupelo, MS, she moved to Pasco County in 1912 and was a teacher and principal for over 50 years. Mittye P. Locke Elementary School in Elfers was named in her honor in 1983. She was a graduate of the Gulf High School Class of 1927 and Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Ms. Locke was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies Oriental Shrine, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, and the Parent Teachers Association. An accomplished musician, she served as organist for the First United Methodist Churches of New Port Richey and Tarpon Springs, the First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, and the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. In addition to her son and his wife, Mary, she is survived by granddaughters Mary Beth Grodszinsky (David); Kelly Rutherford (William); great-grandsons, Keith Childs and Andrew Rutherford; great-granddaughters, Amanda Childs, Alyssa Nystrom, Lilly Grodszinsky, Elizabeth Rutherford, and Brittany Rutherford; great-great-granddaughter Hope Iverson; a sister, Gwendolyn Knowles, Antioch, TN; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 27 from 5-7 pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E. Tarpon Ave. Interment will be at Cycadia Cemetery, Tarpon Springs. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home 727-845-1957
LORETTE, Virginia 79, of Seminole, died Feb. 23, 2009. Survivors include a sister, Marie Lee; 2 brothers, Ray & Francis Sprague; 2 grandchildren, Chris & Shereene Fisher; & 1 great-grand- daughter. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 am March 2nd, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church.
LYONS, Edwin A. was born on Nov. 25, 1924 in Duluth, MN and passed away on Feb. 24, 2009 in Largo. He devoted his entire life to his family, church, friends, and anyone who needed a helping hand. Ed was the definition of a #1 Dad. He has three daughters, Karen (Chuck) Polansky, Diane Larson, and Debbie (Tim) Slofkin, who love him so much. But Ed's family doesn't stop there; he has 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was an active member at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, where he was an usher there for many decades. Ed was also affiliated with the Legion of Mary, Hospice, Junior Achievement Mentors, Minreg for Honeywell Retirees, and the list goes on and on. Ed retired from Honeywell as an Electrical Engineer after 40 great years. This man was always on the go, from taking care of his grandkids to bringing homebound people the Eucharist. Even though we miss him dearly, he is now walking in heaven side by side with his beloved wife, Helen, and his two grandchildren, Kris and Missy. These years until we meet again may feel like forever, but we will have all of eternity to spend together once we all are reunited again. To Ed, these years may only feel like a brief nap or even a blink of an eye. This may feel like an ending, but really his journey has just begun. When one door closes, another one has opened. I wonder what is on the other side of the door? He didn't say goodbye because he knew that he would see us all again. We cannot wait to see you Pop Pop. A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 1st at 3-5 pm, at Serenity Gardens Funeral Home. It is located on 13401 Indian Rocks Road in Largo. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 2nd at 11 am at St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Largo. In honor of Ed, donations can be made out to St. Jude's Hospital because everyone knew how much he loved kids.
MacFARLANE, Hugh Campbell 91, died Feb. 21, 2009. Funeral 10 am Feb. 27, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Marion and Madison Sts. Donate to Children's Home of Tampa or Salvation Army.
McCULLOUGH, Ammie of Tampa, died Feb. 19, 2009. Survivors: sister, Lillie Mae Kindell; nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. Ray Williams Funeral Home
McLEOD, Theodore A. 78, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 19, 2009. He was born May 31, 1930 in Beloit, WI and was the son of Andrew and Florence Phelps McLeod. He graduated from Roosevelt Military Academy in Aledo, IL. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country in Korea. Ted married Janet L. Spitznagel on June 18, 1956 in Beloit, WI. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Electrical Engineering. He worked in the aerospace industry on many projects including Titan, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle until his retirement in 1992. After this, he loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Janet. Survivors include his children Andrew McLeod of St. Petersburg; Steven McLeod and Pam Farrington of Madeira Beach; Susan McLeod Hollis of Las Vegas, NV; Jeffery McLeod of Hudson, FL; six grandchildren; in-laws, David and Carol Spitznagel of Benoit, WI; nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2009 from 1-2 pm with services following at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home. A Reception and a Celebration of Theodore's life will be held at the Merritt Island Moose Lodge #2073, 1350 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island, FL.
MITCHELL, Patricia A. 67, of Clearwater, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21st after a long battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her loving husband Harvey Mitchell; her two children Teresa and Steve, his wife Debbie; her sister Faye Payne; and 5 wonderful granddaughters, Jessica, Nikki, Stephanie, Courtney and Jamie. Pat was born in Ramseur, NC, married Harvey in 1959, and spent their life together in the RV business. Her fight against breast cancer was an inspiration to all those who knew her and loved her. A memorial service will be held at Indian Rocks Baptist Church on Feb. 26th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, 1-877-465-6636, or www.komen.org.
MURPHY, Ronald J. 54, of Tampa, died Feb. 24, 2009. Family will receive friends, Sunday March 1, from 6-8 pm at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home. www.jgrfuneralhome.com
OLSON, Adams 26, of Riverview, died on Jan. 20, 2009. Express words of comfort at floridamortuary.net. Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900
OLSON, MaryLee B. 81, St. Pete Beach Yacht & Tennis Club, on Feb. 24, 2009. She is survived by husband, Clinton; daughter, Sheri; son, Bruce; and their families with 4 granddaughters.
ORSER, Kenneth L. 72, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 25, 2009. Survived by wife, Peggy; son, Scot; 2 grand-children; & 2 siblings. Turner Funeral Home turnerfuneralandcremation.com
Patricia Davis Today marks a year God called you home. I will treasure your memories forever. Love You More. Love Tammy
PICKOTT Mark Edward 54, survived by his son Eddie Mac, mother Barbara, brothers Craig & Todd; & sister Christa Daoud. Memorial service 4pm, Sat., Feb 28, Dunedin Assembly of God, 885 Lakehaven Rd.
RANSOM, Donna E. 93, of Dunedin, passed away Feb. 24th. She moved to Indian Rocks from South Bend in 1933. She and late husband, Wyllys, owned the Indian Rocks Fish Market and were active in the community. She was also a LPN at Morton Plant. Gigi loved time spent with grandchildren, traveling and sharing her many stories. She is survived by loving daughters; Donna Crocker, Union, SC, Posy Harwood, Dunedin; son, David Ransom, Philippines; 11 grand- children and her great and great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Feb. 28th at 11 am at the Chapel of Prayer at Anona United Methodist 13233 Indian Rocks Road. Donations may be made to Clothes to Kids in lieu of flowers.
REEDS Jill Maria 50, of Tarpon Springs, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Tuesday, Feb. 24, after a long & courageous battle with cancer. She enjoyed working as a hairdresser, was an avid gardener, enjoyed being on the water, but most of all was her love for her cats, KiKi, Samson, Blue & Sugar. She was devoted to rescuing abused & neglected animals. She is survived by her sister Nicki Smith & brother-in-law Allen of Okeechobee, her brother Jack Reeds & sister-in-law Dee of Oakland, IL, longtime boyfriend Steve Landman of Tarpon Springs & her lifetime BFF Lisa Skoog, Ozark, MO. She also leaves behind countless dear friends & neighbors. Jill touched the lives of all she came in contact with through her love of friends/family & her zest for life. A memorial celebration of Jill's life will be held Sunday, March 1, at 2:00pm at Anderson Park, Pav. #3. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suncoast Animal League or Cancer Research.
ROBERTSON, George B. "Robby" Colonel USAF Retired, died Feb. 25, 2009. Survivors include his loving family. Services will be private with full military honors. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home
SALES, Burnita B. Visitation 5-8 pm TODAY, Feb. 27, at Reach the Unreach Church, where family will receive friends 7-8 pm. A McRae Service
SCHUTZ, James Anthony of Largo, died Feb. 19, 2009. He retired as a Master Sgt. after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his loving family. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory
SCURR, Dorothy (Shackelford) passed away to join her husband, George, on Feb. 26, 2009. She is survived by her brother Robert; & sister Beulah, her three children, Charles, Debie & Dixie; daughter and sons-in-law; and three grandsons. She lives on in all of us that knew and loved her. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association. Anderson McQueen Funeral Home
SHARP, Marie M. 90, of Belleair passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Survived by her daughter, Barbara Barmore of Belleair. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Largo, FL 727-562-2080
SIMPSON, Alan Al, of Largo, died Monday. Born 1930, Al was raised in Hillside, NJ. He graduated from NJ Institute of Technology with a BS in electrical engineering, moved to Largo in 1959, was employed by and retired from Honeywell. Survivors are his daughter Sheri Simpson; his son and wife, Alan and Patty Simpson; grandchildren Alexander and Ashley, all of Charlotte, NC; and his wife Kellie. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-4 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Largo, 562-2080, followed by a private family service.
SMITH, Lois G. 93, of Clearwater, died Feb. 25, 2009. She is survived by her children Clayton G. Jr. & Kay Smith; & grandchildren Diane, Robert & Jonathan. Curlew Hills Funeral Home
SPICKOFSKY, Anastasia 85, of Port Richey, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 in Hudson. Born in Garfield, NJ, Anastasia is a retired employee of the City of Newark, NJ, Division of Water Supply, for 20 years. She moved to Florida in 1990 from New Jersey; she is Russian Orthodox by faith and was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas. Survivors include 2 daughters, Peggy Ann & Nancy (Gene); 2 grandchildren, Adam & Nadya. Friends may call at the North Meadowlawn Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2-6 pm; burial will take place in New Jersey. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home New Port Richey 727-849-9281
SPRUELL, GEORGE J. Passed away on Feb 22, 2009. He was a 26 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force; retired from The Harbor. Survived by the "love of his life", Susan Kent and son, Sean; 3 children, Virginia, Marcus and Victor; and siblings, Virginia, Warren and Eddie. Memorial Service to be held on March 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM, National Cremation Society, Hudson (727 847-4745.
STACH, Norma J. 78, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 22. Survived by husband, Otto & 7 children. Memorial Service 9 am, March 4, Transfiguration Church, 4000 43rd St. N. R. Lee Williams & Son
SULLINS, Deborah K. 51, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 16, 2009, at home. She is survived by her loving family. Arrangements by ALifeTribute FuneralCare 727-559-7793
THRELKELD, Ralph III 47, of Tampa, died Jan. 27, 2009. Express words of comfort at floridamortuary.net. Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900
TUNE, Carmen Collins 76, of Tampa, died Feb. 24, 2009. Celebration of her life on Monday, March 2nd 2-4 pm at Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview.
TURNER, Travis Hugh 65, of Brandon, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. He is survived by a loving family. Services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 11:30 am at: ALife Tribute - Gulfport, 727-347-5521.
WAGEMANN, Martha Jean "Jeanie" 86, of Palm Harbor, died Sun. Feb 22nd. Originally from Altamont, IL, Jeanie retired to Florida with her husband Artie . He preceded her in death in March, 2006. They resided at Lake Tarpon Village in Palm Harbor where they spent many happy years enjoying the company of friends while golfing, playing bridge, and attending various village activities, especially dances. No memorial services are planned. Jeanie and Artie felt blessed and gave regularly to charities that serve the less fortunate. Family would be honored by any donations in remembrance.
WHITENER, Kenneth E. "Ken" 1949-2009 New Port Richey, died suddenly Feb. 18. Survived by wife Nancy; brothers Tom and Lee; daughters Kathleen, Megan, Stacy; sons Ken, Ryan, Joe; grandchildren Jesse, Jana, David, Ashley and Taylor. His amazing entertainment brought laughter to millions around the globe. He was a loving husband, dedicated father and grandfather, devoted to his entire family and true to his friends. Ken will be etched forever in the hearts of all he touched near and far. Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI Pasco County, P.O. Box 412, Elfers, FL 34680
WILCOX, Kenneth 49, of Tampa, died Jan. 16, 2009. Express words of comfort at floridamortuary.net. Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900
WINSHIP, Robert C. "Bob" 56, of Clearwater, passed away Feb. 25, 2009, as a result of a heart attack. Bob was a Methodist, born in Lowell, MA; he came here in 1963 from Nabnasett, MA. A graduate of Seminole High School and University of South Florida, he taught English, Television and Radio Production at Clearwater High School, while also serving as a coach of Track & Cross-Country for 5 years. Prior to that, Bob taught 7th grade English at Oak Grove Middle School for 15 years and served his country for 8 years as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force. Bob was passionate about teaching, was very artistic, loved to draw, & was a big collector of music albums and CDs of all genre. He is survived by his wife, Beth; his parents, Bud & Ellen Winship of Seminole; his brother, Rick and his wife Janette of Pinellas Park, and their children Derek and Amy. The family will be greeting friends for a celebration of life on Wednesday March 4th at 7 pm at Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 5th at 2:15 pm at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or the Suncoast Animal League. You can sign his guestbook & share a memory at www.VeteransFuneralCare.com Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202
WRIGHT, Fred B. Jr. "Bubba" Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm, Saturday Feb. 28 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation 5-7 pm TODAY, Feb. 27 family will receive friends 5-6 pm at the funeral home chapel. "A McRae Service"