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BERRY, Susie of Tampa, passed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Ms. Berry was a native of Chester, SC and a resident of Tampa for most of her life. She was a loving woman who had many friends who she always enjoyed seeing. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sister, Daisy Massey; nieces and nephew, Lucille Orr Rutledge, L.D. Hoyle, Joslyn Hoyle Brigman, Essie Hoyle Mitchell, and Brightie Hoyle; and many great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2 pm at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 4615 E. Hanna Ave. Interment will follow. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Monday, Jan. 30, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. Ray Williams Funeral Home Rhodes & Northern, Owners.

BRADLEY, Ellen G. 88, St. Petersburg, passed away Jan. 28, 2012. She is survived by her loving family. For full obituary, and service info please visit

BRAGG, Gary Lee 50, of Largo, died Jan. 27. Survived by 2 sons; 1 daughter; 2 sisters. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo, FL 727-517-2340

BROWN, Etta Conrad 95, of St Petersburg, died Jan. 28. Born in Marianna, FL. She was a lifelong resident of Florida. Preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Brown. Survived by her daughter Marian Moore, grandchildren Victoria Kehrer and Richard Frederick and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St Petersburg, Florida 33709

CORCORAN, Henry 78, of Palm Harbor, passed away Jan. 23, 2012. Survived by children, Henry, David, Richard & Marion. Memorial services to be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 11 am in Dobies Funeral Home Tarpon Springs Chapel.

COUILLARD, Horace W. "Mike" 88, born July 10, 1923, passed away Jan. 27, 2012. Mike went to join his loving wife of 65 years in Heaven. Mike was a Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Schmidt; grandchildren Mike Croudy and Brenda Lysowski; great-granddaughter Taylor Schuler, and many other loving family and friends. A memorial service will be held a St. Andrew Lutheran Church at 1901 62nd Ave. S on Tuesday at 1:30 pm. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793

CRAWFORD, Martha E. 95, of Gainesville, FL, passed away Jan. 8, 2012 at home. She was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Huron, OH to the late Stewart and Lucille (Hendrickson) Sammis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murl Crawford. Murl and Martha lived in New Orleans and then retired to Dunedin. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Ms. Crawford is survived by a daughter Linda Crawford and husband Michael Stoufer, Gainesville; and a son Dean Crawford, Gainesville; grandchildren, Rebecca Root, Tarrytown, NY, and Joshua Root, Gainesville. Memorial contributions can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. Forest Lawn Funeral Home Ocala, FL 352-622-8181

DAVID, Pamela 62, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 24. Survived by husband Steven; son Geoffrey; brothers Tom and Kenny. Coastal Cremations New Port Richey, FL

HALL, William S. "Bill" 88, of Odessa, passed away Jan. 27, 2012. He was born in McComb, IL on Jan. 5, 1924. He was a decorated veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps. He worked thirty-one years at TECO and retired as Supervisor of Salvage. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine; his daughter, Christene Carlisle (Jeffrey); his grandchildren Caryn Vincent (Mark), Ryan Carlisle (Casey); great- grandson Wyatt Vincent; and siblings Robert Hall, Mary Lou Hall, and Carol McCarthy (John). The family will receive friends, 10-11 am, with funeral services following, on Tuesday, Jan. 31st at Blount Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel. The family would like to thank the staff at Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home for their loving care. Words of comfort may be expressed at Blount Curry Carrollwood 813-968-2231

HART, Betty I. Age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Jan. 21, 2012. Betty was born in Gadsden, AL and came to Palm Harbor in 1950 to teach 4th grade at Palm Harbor Elementary School. She married Mack Hart on July 2, 1955. She is survived by daughters, Becky, Beth, and Bonnie; her favorite son-in-law John and four grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Andrea, and Allison. She was active in the Dunedin Junior Service League and a founding member of the North Dunedin Baptist Church. Friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, Jan. 31st from 6-8 pm at Moss Feaster Funeral Home located on S.R. 580 in Dunedin. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 10 am at North Dunedin Baptist Church. Donations can be made to North Dunedin Baptist Church Building Fund.

HARTSFIELD, Shirley Jo Ann Bridwell 78, was born Jan. 22, 1934 to Mamie and William Aaron Bridwell in Lafayette, IN. She married James Kennedy Hartsfield on Jan. 2, 1954 in Corinth, MS. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James and by her brothers, Melvin Bridwell, William Bridwell; by sisters Betty Jean Roberson, Brenda Brown. She is also survived by three sons, James Kennedy Hartsfield, Jr., Paul Jeffrey Hartsfield, William Jerrold Hartsfield; a grandson, Kennedy Whitaker Hartsfield and a great-grandson, Clayton Rey Hartsfield. She enjoyed gardening, was an active member of Pasadena Presbyterian Church, sang in the choir and participated in Presbyterian women's events. Funeral services will be at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 2pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to The Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach 727-360-5577.

HENRY, Michael S. 40, of Spring Hill, died Jan. 24. Survived by son Michael; daughter Summer; siblings Laura, Marty, Gale, Paul, Doug, Dennis, Linda, Rebecca. Coastal Cremations, New Pt Richey

HOLMAN, John L. 61, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 24. Survived by daughter, Heather; sisters, Kathy and Cynthia; grandchildren, Scott, Stephanie, Sally. Dobies F.H.-Congress,

KUIPER, Willem 75, of Inverness, FL died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.

LaMOUNTAIN, William 74, of New Port Richey, died Jan. 27. Survived by wife, Clara; daughter, Theresa; 1 grandchild; siblings, Betty, Tom, Jimmy. Dobies FH-Hudson

MARELLO, Pearl S. 75, of St. Petersburg, passed away Jan. 29, 2012. She is survived by her 5 children, Louis Marello III (Leanne), Cheryl Taylor, Jeffery Marello, Melissa Marello and Tracie Blend (Dave); 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. For service information, please call Memorial Park Funeral Home 727-527-1196

MARTIC, Zdravko 63, of Port Richey, died Jan. 26, 2012. Survived by wife, Merima; daughters, Mirma (Muradif) & Nina; 2 grand-children and brothers, Vinko and Zdenko. Dobies F.H.-Congress St.

MAYER, Edith V. 88, died Jan. 14. Survived by son Roger Mayer, daughter Dawn Cisbani; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 4 grandchildren; 4 greats and 1 on the way.

MIX, James Leroy "Jim" 80, Spring Hill, passed Jan. 27, 2012. The Mix Family will be honoring his memory Tues. Jan. 31, 1-3 pm at Brewer & Son FH, 280 Mariner Blvd., 352-688-4991. Friends welcomed.

PHILLIPS, Virginia M. 81, formerly of Rochester, NY, died Jan. 27. Preceded in death by husband Robert. Survived by 1 son, 6 daughters, 17 grands. many greats.

PUGLIESE, Anthony Victor 80, of Mulberry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was born on Aug. 25, 1931 in Roselle Park, NJ. He was a United States Navy Retired Veteran. Tony loved to be on the water, he enjoyed going on cruises ships and his own private boat. He was a proud Italian American and the love he had for his family was his passion. Tony was predeceased in death by his devoted wife, Geraldine. Survivors include his daughters, Laura Rochwell and husband, Rocky and Susan Zulauf and husband, Todd; brother, Louis Pugliese and wife, Minnie; sister, Veronica Cossa and husband, Goffy; 7 grandchildren, Joshua and wife, Jasmin, Felicia and husband, Tim, Anthony and wife, Jacquelyn, Todd, Amanda, Allison and husband, Anthony and Holly; 6 great grandchildren, Caden, Braylon, Bryson, Brayden, Klara and Anthony and many other family members and good friends. Tony was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, he will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at 11 am at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. Donations in Tony's name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

RATHMANN, Renata Curcio 88, in the peace of God, closed her life on Jan. 20, 2012. Born in Catanzaro, Italy, she is survived by her loving daughters, Bianca Deal (Cecil) and Sandra Werner (Donald); 3 grandchildren, Christina Kershaw, Yvette Bricketto (Fred), Matthew Werner; 5 great-grandchildren, Crystal, Danielle, David, Corey, and Jordann. Viewing Wednesday Feb. 1, 6-8 pm Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. Funeral Mass Thursday Feb. 2, 10 am St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 500 84th Ave. St. Pete Beach, followed by interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online memorial & guestbook at

TURNER, Gail 52, Spring Hill, passed away Jan. 28. Arrangements by Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 2853 Sunset Point Road Clearwater, FL 33759.

UTRERA, Alicia 54, passed Jan. 28, St. Joseph Hospital. She was born in Cuba and came to Tampa, 12 years ago from Miami. She was Christian by faith. She is survived by her husband, Jesus Tejera of Tampa; 3 sons: Jorge Tejera, Gerardo Perez and Hector Perez, all of Tampa; 6 grandchildren; siblings: Elena, Reinaldo, Carlos, Sonia, Mary, Aleida, Nelson and Mirta Utrera. Friends and Family will be received on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 10 am until 2:00 pm, at the Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes, 7701 W. Hillsborough Ave, a Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:30 pm, with interment to follow. Brewer & Sons 813-887-4991

WILLIAMS, Ronald G. 84, of Sun City Center, passed away Jan. 27, 2012. He was born in Detroit, MI. He served in the Michigan National Guard and retired from the City of Detroit. He was a member of Ruskin United Methodist Church and active in the Kings Point Federation and Condo Association. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; a son, Jeffrey (Terri) Williams; daughter, Linda (Ed) Berch and two grandsons, Mark and Sean Williams. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Funeral service 11 am Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruskin United Methodist Church Youth Program, 105 4th Avenue, NW, Ruskin, FL 33573. Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL 813-634-9900

WRIGHT, Gloria "Carlena", 73, of Tampa, FL, passed away on Jan. 27. Funeral Service will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Hillsborough United Methodist Church, 9008 Harney Rd. Tampa, FL. Burial to follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday Jan. 31, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Carlena was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Raymond L. Wright; her parents Mildred Jones Tice, Cliff Tice, and Carl Evers. She is survived by her sons David Wright and Michael Carroll (Kim); daughter Michelle Proulx (Mark); siblings, Karen Gaskill (Gary), Clifford Tice, and Darrell Evers; grandchildren Chelsea, Lindsey, Morgan, Mandy, and Katie; mother-in-law Elma Wright; Cheryl Warrick; Tim Harris; Weldon, Linda, and Kristen Wright. Carlena was born in Mulberry, FL and lived in the Tampa and Plant City area all her life. She was a loving wife, dedicated mother and grandmother as well as the Owner of Ray Wright and Associates and a member of Hillsborough United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, including her precious "Carley". Gonzalez Funeral Home 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33614

ZABAK, Lillie Ficarrotta passed away on Jan. 27, 2012. She is survived by a number of loving and caring family members, including her adoring husband of 58 years, Rudy Zabak; her children Debbie Hoyer, Diane Weems, M.D. (David), and Richard Zabak (Elizabeth); and her grandchildren Brian Hoyer, Christopher Weems, and Matthew Weems. She was predeceased by her parents, Angelo and Nina (Albano) Ficarrotta, and her brother Joseph R. Ficarrotta, DDS. Lillie was born in Tampa and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Plant High School. Although Lillie had many interests, she devoted her life to raising, with her husband Rudy, her three children. She is responsible for more joyful memories than we could ever recount. Lillie's family would like to thank the wonderful and tender care she received from her health care professionals at Memorial Hospital and Canterbury Tower, and her physicians, including her primary care physician, Dr. Sam Diasti, M.D., and LifePath Hospice, as she prepared for the next step on her journey. The family will receive friends on Tues. Jan. 31st from 5:30-7:30 pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Avenue. Private interment will be held. An online guest book may be found at