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ADKINS, Jackie "Snap" 58, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 12, 2012. He is survived by children Denielle, Sarah, Casandra; 3 grandchildren; brother, Wayne; sister Brenda Coastal Cremations NPR 645-6975

ALDEN, Floyd Thomas 44, of Spring Hill, died suddenly Nov. 12, 2012. Survived by dad, Anthony Alden; mother, Jeannene Bare; son, Joshua; uncle/best friend, Bob Naylor; siblings, Deborah of Maryland, Dwayne and Jennifer of Pittsburgh; wife, Sharon; step-children, Kelly, Billy, Jenny, Tim, and Meg; and his aunts, uncles, and cousins that love him dearly. Floyd was a Navy Veteran where he earned several medals. He was deployed to Desert Storm where his ship, The Independence "Indy" was the first at the Gulf. Floyd loved living in Florida, he was the happiest being near the water and living on the many boats he has owned throughout his life. There will be A Celebration of Floyd's Life this Saturday, Nov. 17th from 1-5 pm at 11348 Portola Lane, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991

BERRES, Clifford Roman 85, of Spring Hill, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Born in Milwaukee, WI on Feb. 8, 1927. Served our Country with the U.S. Navy in WWII. Graduated from Marquette University with Masters Degree in 1958. Cliff had a 36-year career as a chemist with SC Johnson, before retiring in 1989 and relocating to Spring Hill in 1993. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Frances; their children, Mark (Jeanne) Berres of Piedmont, CA; Sharon (Chris) Hansen of Racine, WI; and Gregg (Lorre) Berres of Brentwood, TN; grandchildren, Evan and Mathew Berres; other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at 10 am in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St. Racine, WI 53406. Visitation at church 9-10 am. Memorials to American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, 4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403, 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com

BEXLEY, Craig Linton 58, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012. Craig was born in Ocala and raised in Land O' Lakes. He was predeceased by parents, S.C. "Bud" and Patricia Bexley and brother Patrick. Craig leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Debra and sons, Bryan (Natalie) of Land O' Lakes, Kevin and Keith of Tampa; and many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and friends. Craig was a graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School and received a bachelor's degree in business from USF. Craig was president of Bexley Brothers Inc., a family owned and operated cattle business. He was a 5th generation cattle rancher who spent his entire life in the cattle businessit was his legacy. Craig was admired and respected by all who knew him. A Celebration of Craig's Life will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at 2 pm at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences may be left at www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com.

BEXLEY, Craig Linton 58, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012. Craig was born in Ocala and raised in Land O' Lakes. He was predeceased by parents, S.C. "Bud" and Patricia Bexley and brother Patrick. Craig leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Debra and sons, Bryan (Natalie) of Land O' Lakes, Kevin and Keith of Tampa; and many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and friends. Craig was a graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School and received a bachelor's degree in business from USF. Craig was president of Bexley Brothers Inc., a family owned and operated cattle business. He was a 5th generation cattle rancher who spent his entire life in the cattle businessit was his legacy. Craig was admired and respected by all who knew him. A Celebration of Craig's Life will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at 2 pm at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences may be left at www.blountcurrycarrollwood.com.

BODINE, Arlene May 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with her family by her side. Please visit alifetribute.com for an online guest book & full obituary.

BOGOLUB, Andrea age 73, she is survived by daughter, Kimberly McGarty (Lance); her grandchildren, Brittany Page, Brianna Page and Anthony McGarty; brother, Ronald Rosen; nephew, Jeffrey Rosen; & niece, Tracy Austin; passed away on Nov. 9, 2012, after winning her battle of lung cancer. Although she could not endure the health complications that followed her treatment. Mom, you will be cherished in all of hearts forever and always!!!!

BRINK, Charles W. LCRD (USN Ret.) went on his Eternal Patrol, Oct. 27, 2012. Our father was born on a sheep camp near the city of Rowell, NM, April 16, 1925. He was raised in the San Diego, El Cajon region of California, at the age of twelve his mother died and he and his five sisters were left to survive the hardships of the times. At the age of 17, WWII had erupted, and he immediately enlisted in the Navy. He had been raised on flour tortillas and beans, and on his first day in the Navy he was served steak and all the milk he could drink. He decided the Navy was heaven and his destiny. He became a Submariner and served on the USS Icefish, Bluegill, Catfish, Tusk and Torsk. He was in the second class at the nuclear power school, and served under Admiral Rickover. Our father's Navy career took us from coast to coast and to Rota, Spain, where he was squadron material officer and made lieutenant commander. His last tour of duty was as the Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Training Center, Tampa and St. Petersburg. He served in WWII, The Korean War and Vietnam. He started in the Navy as a sailor with only a 9th grade education and ended his career as an officer. Following his Naval service, he distinguished himself in the private sector and was a founding member of Florida Credit Service, which after his retirement was acquired by Equifax. Our father was preceded in death by our mother in 2005, Amelia "Amy", his loving wife of 57 years. She was his rock and his soul. We survive him, his three children; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his extended family throughout the world, Ralph Brink, The Villages, his children Kara (John Amador), Adam and Christina and his grandchildren, Samantha and Tyler; Charles Brink, Tampa and Park City, UT, along with his wife Linda and their children Bryan (Kelsey) and Christopher (Brooke), and their grandchildren Jackson, Carter, Braxton, Mateo, and Ellie; Celene Brink, St. Petersburg and her husband, J. Kipp Wall, and their children Jamie (Sandra) and Weston, and their grandchildren, Alexander and Lucas. "Pay it forward", our father believed in this expression to describe the concept of asking the beneficiary of a good deed to "repay" it to others instead of to the original benefactor, he lived kindness. Memberships include, Masonic Eagle Rock Lodge, Idaho Falls, ID; Military Officers Association of American, St. Petersburg Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII. Donations to Hospice LifePath, Suncoast and Clothes to Kids, Inc. (www.clothestokids.org). We, his family, were honored to have had him as our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle. He was "The Greatest Generation". Pride Runs Deep. Service, Friday, Nov. 23rd, 1 pm Calvary Cemetery, Burial with Military Honors, Reception following from 36 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Please share your memories at www.brettfuneralhome.com

CANNARIATO, Thomas passed Nov. 14, 2012. Survived by wife, Ida; children Beverly, John, Lisa & Thomas & 3 grandchildren. Service, Nov. 18, 2 pm Downing FH www.downingfuneralhm.net

CASTANEDA, Lindsey Alexandria, 27, of Largo, died Nov. 12, 2012 Service Sylvan Abbey FH, Clearwater Sunday Nov. 18 at 6 pm with family receiving friends, 5 p.m. Online tribute at sylvanabbey.com

DAVILA-ORTEGA, Jesus 74, of Ruskin, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Olga; six children, Jesus Davila, Francisco Davila, Amalia Ortega, Reuben Davila, Juan Ortega and Marta Ortega; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Juana Gayton, Irma Gayton, Adela Davila, Rita Davila and Ernestina Davila; and two brothers, Francisco Davila Jr. and Juan Davila. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, with a wake service at 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Funeral Mass will be at 9 am, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at St Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Ave NE, Ruskin. Burial in Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home Sun City Center (813) 634-9900

DEAK, Louis H. 95, of Largo, died on Oct. 6, 2012. Mass: St. Jerome on Nov. 24 at 10 am; Military Honors: Sylvan Abbey at noon. NCS Clearwater

DeCRESCENZIO, Sharon 41, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. She is survived by loving family. She will be dearly missed. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

DULUC, Ronald A. 80, of Largo died Nov. 14, 2012. Survived by a loving family. No services. Cremation will take place. Moss Feaster, 727-562-2080. Condolences at www.mossfeasterlargo.com

EMMERT, John R. 84, died Nov. 5, 2009. Survived by a loving family and served honorably in the Army WWII. Graveside services at 2:15 pm, Nov. 23, 2012, at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

ESSIG, A. Thelma 95, of St. Petersburg, went to be with the angels on Oct. 26, 2012. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and came to Florida in 1952. She was married to Joseph and had a son, Joseph Lee, whom both preceded her in death. Survived by her daughter, Jo Essig Trehy; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thelma was a nurse for most of her life & a librarian in her late 80's until she became ill at 89. She enjoyed reading & being the librarian for Kenneth City. A memorial gravesite service on Nov. 24, 11 am, at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5750 49th Street North.

FLOOD, Gary E. 62, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Reddington Shores, passed away Nov. 8, 2012. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater, FL 33759. Flowers, gifts & online tribute visit, Sylvanabbey.com

FOGARTY, John J. passed away peacefully following a long illness on Nov. 13, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 7, 1927 to Mary Agnes (May) McCabe and Peter Fogarty, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the waning days of WWII and was deployed to the Pacific, China and Japan. Following a brief stint with the Transit Police, he was appointed to the New York City Fire Department in 1951. He was a member of the Gene O'Kane Division of FDNY retired. He studied for and passed each civil service promotion exam as soon as he was eligible and rose rapidly through the ranks to Deputy Chief. Subsequently, he was appointed as Deputy Assistant Chief and later as Assistant Chief and Manhattan Borough Commander. John retired in 1984 and moved to his dream house beside a golf course. He enjoyed his retirement and was always ready to travel on a moment's notice. He married Florence Hayes in 1947 and they raised three children together, Jacqueline, Kevin and Allison; and enjoyed five grandchildren. John was a loving and generous father and husband, and a wise counselor to his friends and family. A devout Catholic, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; and many friends & brother firefighters. A gathering will take place on Nov. 19th from 3-5 pm at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be on Nov. 20th, at 11 am, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Hudson. Please visit www.prevattfuneralhome.com

FORLINI, Virginia R. 77, of Palm Harbor, passed Nov. 11, 2012. Mother of Scott & Debbie; Nana to Lydia, Tara & Antonia; sister to Bruce & Ginny. Service, Highland Lakes Lodge, Nov. 17, 10 am.

GILLESPIE, Kathleen 83, Hernando, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.

GREEN, Henry "Al" 66, died, Nov. 9, 2012, of St. Petersburg. Retired from the City of St. Petersburg. Survived by son, Alan (Demetria); 3 grandchildren. Visitation Friday 3-8 pm. Service Saturday, 3 pm. Lawson Funeral Home

GROSSER, Daniela 37, of Tampa, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Kurt Grosser. She is survived by her mother, Friederike Grosser; sisters, Melanie O'Brien and Stephanie Novak; brother, Christopher Grosser; brother-in-law, Matthew O'Brien; nephews, David Rogers, Ian O'Brien, and Aiden O'Brien. She came to this Earth and touched many lives and her Memories will always live on. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 17th at 3 pm at Gonzalez Funeral Home. An event benefit will follow memorial service. Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 813-931-1833, www.gonzalezfuneral.com.

HALL, Annette Peterson "Annie", 52, of Valrico, earned her wings, Nov. 12, 2012. Annie is preceded in death by her father, R.E. Peterson. She is survived by her mother, Louetta; sons, Justin Peterson of Tennessee and David Hall of Tampa; brothers, Roger Peterson (Lynn), Nathan Zon Peterson, Jay Peterson (Brenda), George Peterson (Peggy) and Major Peterson (Mina Beth); three grandchildren, Elijah, Seth and Lucas; 11 nephews; four nieces; two great-nieces; and numerous friends. Thanks to LifePath Hospice Aqua Team for their professional assistance. A special thanks to Annie's Caregiver, Jama Foy, such a blessing to her friend Annie. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Quest @ Kingsway, 501 S. Kingsway Road, Seffner, FL. Celebration of life will be at 10 am at Quest (north of MLK), Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. We love you and will miss your awesome cooking along with your way of making everyone smile "Annie Mae". The family thanks all the vast friends for all your love and support. Arrangements by Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc., Brandon, FL, 813-654-4400

HALL, Heather age 28, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest Nov. 13, 2012. She was a graduate of the University of South Florida earning a Masters in Education Leadership, a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and a math teacher and varsity cheer-leading coach at Brandon High School. She is survived by her husband, Jarrett Hall; parents, Cheryl Bates-Switch (John), and William Edward Bates (Ladonna); sister, Jennifer Bates-Moores (Scott); brother-in-law, Will Hall; her grandparents, Richard & Donna Kincade, Colon & Arline Smith; and parents-in-law, Ron and Betty Hall. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 16th, from 6-8 pm at Plant City's First Baptist Church, 503 N. Palmer Street, Plant City; where a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 am. Private interment at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Pkwy, Ste 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Expressions of condolence: www.hopewellfuneral.com.

HARPER, Vera Mae of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. A Homegoing Celebration will take place Saturday, Nov. 17th, 10 am at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 2002 North Rome Ave, Tampa, FL 33607. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Born Sept. 20, 1939 in Coal Valley, AL, to the late Mr. J. Jackson & Ms. Annie Steward, Deaconess Vera Mae Harper was a resident of Tampa for over 49 years. She served on the Usher Board and as a deaconess at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church and loved her church & family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Frank Harper Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory: 3 sons, Willie Harper (Linda), Thomas Harper (LeJean) and Gregory Harper (Barbara); 4 daughters, Elizabeth Sails (Michael), Emma Ford (Edward), Constance Wade, Kathy Thompson (Troy); 1 godson, Leonard Limehouse (LaTasha); 21 grandchildren, Joseph Howard (Marguerita), La Tasha Adoga (Charles), Wanda Harper, Jermine Johnson, Belinda Harper, Michael B. Sails, Jr., Michael Patterson (Jennifer), Katrina Ford, Vera A. Harper, Tonika Harper, Elizabeth Harper, Thomas Harper, Jr., Tempestt Harper, James E. Wade, Jr. (Sequia), Bryon Wade (Pamela), Lashonda Thomas (Damon), Eddie Williams, Candis L. Harper (Darel), Jessie Thompson, Jr. (Victoria), Adrian Thompson, Andre`Thompson; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Annie Knight Reed (Jimmie) and Mary Lee Owens; 1 brother, Jack Burgess (Fannie). The remains will repose from 5-8 pm Nov. 16th, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com

HARRIS, Robert Theodore 87, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 7, 2012. He is survived by his loving family. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home 813-237-3345 www.adams-jennings.com

HAVAS, William Theodore "Bill", 75, of Largo, and formerly Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Nov. 12, 2012. A Pittsburgh Steeler celebration of his life will be held Nov. 24 with a gathering of family & friends at 2 pm and a service at 2:30 pm at The National Cremation Society, 4945 East Bay Dr., Clearwater, FL. Bill was born in Braddock, PA, on Jan. 15, 1937. After high school, he was in the Air Force and defended our nation in Korea. Upon discharge, he married his junior high sweetheart, Lee Osinski. He was a police officer for the Forest Hills Police Department and after relocating to Largo, became a Pinellas County Deputy. Bill never gave up his Pittsburgh Steeler loyalty! "Daddy" is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lee; his daughters, Shelly Hollingsworth (Greg), Tezzy Dyar (Mark) & Mickie Havas; son, Gary Havas; daughter, Tina Lambert (Chris); and grandchildren, Danielle, Brian, Courtney, RJ, Tim, Alisha, Aaron, Jordan, Landon & Tyler. Visitors at the service are invited to wear Steeler gear or his favorite black & gold colors and remember Daddy in the way he would prefer.

INGRAHAM, Virginia C. 82, of Tampa, Went home to her heavenly Father on Nov. 12, 2012. She was born on April 25, 1930 in Roundup, MT. Later as a military wife she traveled the world with her husband, Nelson Ing-raham. She survived by her daughter, Nancy Brown; son, Nelson Ingraham; her long time companion, Andrew A. McAlpine; & by her grand children; & great-grand-children. She also leaves good friends, Carol & Chris Harmon. She will be greatly missed by all. Brewer & Sons South Tampa / 813-835-4991

ISHAM, Robert C. 73, of Oldsmar, died on Nov. 14, 2012. Known to family & friends as"Captain Bob," he married fellow Penn State graduate, Barbara G. Gomber in 1962. Barbara passed away on May 21, 2012. Bob joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1961 and retired twenty-five years later as a Captain and Commander, Reserve Group Upper Mississippi River. In 1965, he joined Monsanto as a copywriter and retired in 1986 as advertising and public relations director, Monsanto Industrial Chemicals Co. During 1983, he was president of the five thousand member Business and Professional Advertising Association. Moving to Tampa Bay in 1986, he started a second career as a stock broker. A Rotarian, he was chairman of the Dunedin Club foundation for four years. He will be especially remembered by his son, Robert Jr. & wife, Sheila; grandchildren, Ashlei & Jessica; daughter, Suzanne Basalla & husband, John. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Suncoast Hospice House at Brookside. Dobies FH - Tarpon

JACKSON-STONE, Gayle S. 72, of St. Petersburg, died on Nov. 11, 2012. She was a native Parrish, KY. Survivors 1 son; 1 daughter; 7 siblings; 10 grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 17th, 12 noon, Abundant Life Ministries, 2051 9th Ave So. Visitation Friday Nov. 16th, 4-8:15 pm, family will receive friends 7:15 pm at Smith Funeral Home 727-894-2266 Share condolences www.smithfhinc.com

JOHNSON, Alex passed away Nov. 11, 2012. Loving husband & devoted father. He will be missed by all. For more info & funeral times go to www.spcfamily.com. Dobies FH-Hudson

JOHNSON-WHITE, Helen Marie, 57, passed away Nov. 4, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Elijah White; sons, Rufus & Neakill Johnson; brothers, Robert, Leroy, and Mike Evans Johnson; sister, Agnes Pickney; two grandchildren; & one great-grandchild. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 17th at 11 am, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Lawson Funeral Home 727-623-9025

JONES, Raymond C. 81, of Largo, died Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; two daughters, Sharon & Kathy; families & friends. Private services have been planned. NCS Clearwater

KATCHER, Gertrude 95, of Seminole, recently moved from Delray Beach, died on Nov. 15, 2012. She was a member of Temple Emeth in Delray Beach. Mrs. Katcher was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Jack Katcher. Survivors include daughter, Jill Mulry and her companion, Lynn Hutchinson of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Peggy Katcher of Mill Valley, CA; two brothers, Irving Klein of N. Caldwell, NJ and Ralph Klein of Las Vegas, NV; three grandchildren, Jennifer Mulry, Summer Laurie (David) Lindsmeyer and Brandon (Lauren) Katcher; and one beloved great-grand child, Gabriel Roth, son of Jennifer. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to www.lifechristianschooloflearning.org, the Suncoast Hospice and or http://surfersforautism.org. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 12 noon at Hubbell Funeral Home, 499 N. Indian Rocks Rd., Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770. Online condolences may be expressed at www.segalfuneralhome.com

KING, Terrance 50, of Tampa, passed Nov. 12, 2012. He is survived by a child, Mekell; parents, Albert & Auldith King; siblings, Steve, Andy & Allyson; aunts, Marjorie, Rosalind; cousins; nieces; nephews; in-laws; other relatives & friends. Viewing today (Friday) from 5 to 9 pm at Wilson Funeral Home. Service will be Saturday (tomorrow) at 11 am at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. www.wilson-funeralhome.com

KULP, JoAnn GROVE 87, died Sept. 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roger Grove & Robert Kulp. Roger & JoAnn resided in St. Pete Beach 1968-1988 & were former owners of the Beach Lounge.

LEWIS, Richard Allen 66, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 13, 2012. He is survived by his loving family. Adams & Jenning Funeral Home 813-237-3345 www.adams-jennings.com

LOWMAN, John passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 4 pm at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Ave. Mr. John K. Lowman was a native of Tampa and a resident for 47 years. He attended Plant High School and was a member of Christ of Calvary Community Church. He was employed in shipping & receiving at Colonade. He leaves to cherish his memory: his parents, John and Marion Lowman; his brothers, Johnnie Patterson, Curtis (Alicia), Nathaniel, Andre` (Felicia), Jonathan (Tonia), Johnel and Shawn; four sisters, Maeola (Gene), Virginia (Kenny), Lisa (Isaac), and Nybie (Carlton); a host of nieces and nephews; his friends, Mr. Paul, Anita, Darrell; and friend/co-worker, Jeff. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com

LOWMAN, Willie L. Jr. of Tampa, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 11 am at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Willie loved fishing and playing dominoes. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Charles, Fred, and Clarence Lowman; daughter, Sabrina Lowman; sister, Mary Frances Pedroso; and 2 sons, Willie and Calvin. He leaves to cherish memories and a legacy of love: a loving and devoted wife, Beverly Z. Lowman; 3 daughters, Laura Julien (Leyland), Linda Richardson (Alonzo) and Robin Lowman; 4 sons, Ray Charles Hutchins, Sr., and Melvin Lowman, Larry E. Reid, and Justin L. Reid; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Margie Lowman; 1 brother, John Lowman (Mariam); sisters-in-law, Martha Lowman, Starrie Lee Conley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; extended families, Emma and Herman, Constance Winchester and Ricky, Mrs. Bernice Pitts and Mrs. Yvonne Stolard. The remains will repose after 5 pm, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. The family will receive friends from 7-8 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com

LUDWIG, Josephine Merle Born Jan. 22, 1941 in Urbana OH, died Nov. 10, 2012 in Clearwater. Ms. Ludwig moved to Clearwater more than 25 years ago. She was employed by Publix Supermarket. Ms. Ludwig never met a stranger, everyone was always welcome. Survived by her daughters, Linda Young, Donna Painter, Tammy Painter; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. This world has lost an Angel & she is now with God looking over us. She will be truly missed but never forgotten. Viewing & service Saturday, Nov. 16th, 10 am, Woody's Funeral Chapel, 800 S. MLK Jr. Ave, Clearwater. Woody's Funeral Home

MACKENZIE, Carolyn Surratt PhD, clincal psychologist, 1922-2012, died Oct. 4, 2012, in St. Petersburg. Born Sept. 16, 1922, in Okmulgee, OK, to Steven Surratt and Louise McCarthy, she grew up in Pampa, TX. She attended Northwestern University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) and the University of Maryland (PhD). In practice in Washington, D.C. from 1957-96, she retired in St. Petersburg and was active at Eckerd College. In 1953, she married Thayer Mills Mackenzie, who predeceased her on June 24, 2012. They had three daughters, two of whom survive her, Susan Mackenzie Runge, Elizabeth Hobson Bruvold and one of whom is deceased, Louise Mackenzie and her four grandchildren, Lynn, Colleen, Elizabeth and Carlisle. She was a lifelong political activist, first in the Peace Corps in the 1960's, then in the civil rights movement, at low cost clinics and the D.C. Shelter for Homeless Women. In St. Petersburg, she was active in the Eckerd Academy of Senior Professionals and with Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). Her employers included Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, NIH, the Peace Corps, National Cathedral, Department of Labor, the C.C.N.V. Women's Homeless Shelter, the D.C. Institute of Mental Hygiene and Eckerd College. Donations to CASA, St. Petersburg, FL. (33731).

MacMILLAN, John Olive 74, formerly of Fayetteville NC, died Nov. 13, 2012, after a long illness in St. Petersburg, the Funeral will be held at a later date. Survived by sister, Peggy and husband, Dr. Henry L'heureux of Chapel Hill, NC; & brother, Dan MacMillan, Fayetteville NC; nieces, Julia MacMillan Chapel Hill, NC, Sandy & husband, Frank Baldwin Pinehurst, NC, Lynn MacMillan, Eden NC; and nephews, David MacMillan Fayetteville, NC, and Frank MacMillan, Honolulu, HI.

MALONEY, Jerome Francis 89, of Old Town, FL passed away Nov. 13, 2012. He was born in Boston, MA on Jan. 29, 1923. Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home of High Sprngs, FL

MARENTETTE, Dorothy (nee Paultanis) of Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor, passed away Nov. 10, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence (Larry) Marentette; mother of sons, Frank V. (Dorene) and John W. Paultanis; her grandchildren, Leslie (Robert) DesJardins and Frank (Dawn) Paultanis; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Brooklyn & Danielle. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank I. Paultanis. Dorothy is also survived by her step-sons, Wayne (Sandy) and Maurice Marentette; step-daughter, Denise (Colin) Palka; & step-grandchildren, Scott, Tammy, Jason, Casey, Adam and Craig; step-great-grandchildren, Allis and Nolan. Services will be private.

McALISTER, James Jr. 59, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with Emily. He loved country music. In the early 90's, he was a coach for a girls little league softball team. He enjoyed watching Gator games and loved football only if his team was winning. He won many trophies. He also taped silent movies and loved watching them, along with 70's comedy television, with his wife. He was preceded in death by his father, James McAlister Sr.; sister, Kathy McAlister. He is survived by his loving wife of nine years, Emily McAlister; children, Jeffery and Carrie McAlister; daughter-in-law, Hannah; two grandchildren, Kayla and Dana; mother, Ruth McAlister; brother, Stephen McAlister; nieces, Aspen McAlister and Kirsten Cruz; nephews, Jim Hoult and Craig Brandt. A service will take place at 4 pm, Friday, at Florida Mortuary. The family will receive friends one hour prior. The family will be accepting flowers or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Words of comfort at: floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

McCLARY, King Sr. of Riverview, departed this life Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 5:45 pm at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 11 am at New Life Tabernacle, 6912 Williams Road, Seffner. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Born in Kingstree, SC, on June 7, 1922, he was a great father of 11 children. He leaves to cherish his memory: sisters, Florence Green, Sarah Whack, Ruth Peatross, Gracie Newsome, & Louise McClary; 1 brother, Timothy McClary; 10 children, John Livingston, III, King McClary, Jr., Katherine Bryan, Richard and Samuel McClary, Jean Mosley, James, Ronald, Harnetha, and John McClary; 4 stepchildren, Cindy Shelfield, Lily Hawthorn, Nana, and Steve Wilson; 1 son-in-law, Oscar Mosley; 1 daughter-in-law, Jeanie Mc-Clary; 4 sisters-in-law, Doris, Edith, Shelia and Mazie McClary; 39 grandchildren; and a host of great-grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The remains will repose from 6-8 pm, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com

McGRATH, Edward Joseph 67, of St. Petersburg, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Largo Medical Center. He is survived by a loving family. For complete obit & ceremony info visit www.andersonmcqueen.com

PAGAC, Joseph C. "Joe" 89, of Seminole, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. Joe was a Marketing Director, Real Estate Broker and a longtime Volunteer at Bay Pines. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, WWII in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He was a member of Marine Corps League, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, & Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hinds-Pagac; daughter, Tina; sons, Larry & Chris; sister, Peggy Ford; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be with Military Honors, Graveside at 1:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home

PAPASTEFANOU, Skevos 51, of Holiday, died Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by parents, Stefanos and Edith; 2 sons, Steven and Nikolas; brother, Chris and sister, Irene Kaselis. Visitation at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, Friday, Nov. 16, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral service Saturday, 9 am at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs. Burial at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Palm Harbor

PEARSON, Mildred B. "Judy", 89, formerly of Hamilton, OH, passed away Nov. 10, 2012. She was the daughter of John and Barbara Schlenk of Hamilton, OH. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1941. Judy married Ralph L. Pearson, also of Hamilton, on Jan. 19, 1943, in Chandler, Arizona where Ralph was stationed in the military. While raising her children, Judy was the typical stay-at-home mom. She was a member of the PTA, prominent in the boy's Little League Baseball activities, an active member in the First Methodist Church of Hamilton & the Elk's Lodge. After moving to Florida in 1981, Judy became an avid golfer and was a member of the ladies league at the Seminole Lake Country Club. She also belonged to the Sunshine State Golf Association. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Ralph; her son, Dennis and wife, Kay of Evanston, IL; and grandsons, Ryan of Brooklyn, NY, & David of Arlington, VA. Her daughter, Diane, and Judy's parents preceded her death. A private memorial service and burial will be held at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, Dec. 2, 1:30 pm, officiated by Reverend Herbert Freitag of the Clearwater Chapel By The Sea. For biography, photos and to send condolences please visit www.mossfeasterlargo.com

RAJKUMAR, Tulsepersaud 48, of Tampa, died Nov. 13, 2012. Survived by loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, FL 813-855-2439

SANCHEZ, Christina Tampa, passed away Nov. 2, 2012. She was born in Oregon. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter & grandchildren. She was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed political debates. She loved visits to the Oregon coast. She was always excited for the weekends to watch Oregon State, Oregon and the 49ers. She is survived by her loving daughter, Michelle Gonzalez; grandchildren, Toby Gonzalez and Jake Gonzalez; two brothers, Rudy Sanchez and Mario Sanchez; two sisters, Amparo Avila and Jean Clark. She was loved and will forever be missed. Donations may be made to the Oregon Humane Society in honor of Christina Sanchez. Words of comfort may be expressed at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

SAYERS, Dr. Neal C. 44, of Lutz, died on Nov. 13, 2012. Please visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com for funeral times, life story and guest book signing. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

SCHULTZ, John Stanley 63, died Nov. 14, 2012. Survived by wife, Teresa; daughters Jennifer & Nicole; sister, Margaret; & grandchildren. Funeral services, Nov. 18, 2 pm, Anona Methodist Church.

SINKEY, Timothy J. 54, of New Port Richey, died Nov. 12, 2012. Survived by mother, Shirley; brothers, Greg & Kevin; sister, Dawn. Dobies FH/Holiday dobiesfuneralhome.com

SMITH, Sandee 42, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 10, 2012. She is survived by her sister, Doris Rodriguez; family and friends. She was loved and will forever be missed. Words of comfort at floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

STARKS, Rev. Eddie Jr. passed away on Nov. 9, 2012. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at 11 am at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 14549 8th St, Dade City. Rev. Harold Thomas, pastor & eulogist. Professional services are entrusted to New Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Svcs. Inc. 352-563-1394

STONE, Judith I. "Judy" 76, of Seminole, died Nov. 10, 2012. Survived by loving family & friends. The family suggests donation in her honor be made to Suncoast Hospice. Visit www.curlewhills.com.

STURKS, Joseph of Tampa, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 12 pm at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 North Howard Ave. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Joseph was born on May 15, 1949 in Tampa, to the late Ida Mae and James Sturks, II. He was also the godson of the late Unidella and Joseph Green. He graduated from Middleton High School in 1967. In 1968, he joined the United States Air Force, became a sergeant, and was later honorably discharged. Joseph lived in New York City for a number of years until his request was fulfilled to relocate to Tampa on Aug. 25, 2012. He loved watching football games. His favorite teams were the New York Giants and the New York Jets. He also loved watching the Nature channel and other historic programs on television. Joseph touched everyone's life with his love and caring for others. He leaves to cherish his memory: 2 sons, Joseph J. Williams & Russell Laws; 1 daughter, Shannon Sturks of Tampa; 2 sisters, Frances Lovett-Grantham, and Mary Sturks; 2 uncles, Donald Sturks and Joe Sturks; 2 aunts, Venilla Randolph and Inez Goff; a loving niece, Michele Mitchell; 4 nephews, Eddie Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell and Mark Mitchell, and Edgardo Prado; 15 grandnieces and grandnephews; devoted friends, Rebecca Laws and Rhonda Williams; best friend, Mike Sarik. The remains will repose from 4-7 pm, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, Owners. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com

SUAREZ, Irene of Ft. Worth, TX, retired Vice Principal of Nolan Catholic High School, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, surrounded by her beloved family. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 am, Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Vigil is at 6 pm, Friday, at Thompson's Harveson & Cole with a visitation to follow. Gifts in Irene's memory may be given to UT Southwestern Medical Center, c/o Dr. J. Michael DiMaio, P.O. Box 91088, Dallas, TX 75391-0888, to support cardiothoracic surgery. Irene Concepcion Lopez was born May 29, 1943, in Tampa, to Emilio and Guillermina Lopez. She was a 1961 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa and earned a B.A. in English and Spanish from Florida State University in 1965 where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. At 16, she met her lifelong love, Kenneth Raymond Suarez, and they married on Jan. 2, 1965. Kenny was signed out of Florida State University by the Kansas City A's and he was part of the original Texas Rangers team in 1972 which brought the family to Arlington. Baseball and the Catholic Church were the center of this family's life. A consummate educator, Irene spent 35 years in Catholic churches and schools, first teaching at St. Maria Goretti, then to Nolan Catholic High School where she was dean of discipline. She and Kenny were founders of Most Blessed Sacrament, where she served as D.R.E., and longtime members of the building committee and eucharistic ministers. Irene was devoted to her Nolan family and many dear friends. She so enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren, whether it was on the beach in Florida or watching her grandson play catcher just like Papa; she was happiest just being with them and Kenny, always. Survived by husband of 47 years, Ken Suarez; daughters, Denise Suarez Tolle and Kendra Suarez; grandchildren, Marylynne Tolle and Griffin Tolle.

SUAREZ, Irene of Ft. Worth, TX, retired Vice Principal of Nolan Catholic High School, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, surrounded by her beloved family. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 am, Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Vigil is at 6 pm, Friday, at Thompson's Harveson & Cole with a visitation to follow. Gifts in Irene's memory may be given to UT Southwestern Medical Center, c/o Dr. J. Michael DiMaio, P.O. Box 91088, Dallas, TX 75391-0888, to support cardiothoracic surgery. Irene Concepcion Lopez was born May 29, 1943, in Tampa, to Emilio and Guillermina Lopez. She was a 1961 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa and earned a B.A. in English and Spanish from Florida State University in 1965 where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. At 16, she met her lifelong love, Kenneth Raymond Suarez, and they married on Jan. 2, 1965. Kenny was signed out of Florida State University by the Kansas City A's and he was part of the original Texas Rangers team in 1972 which brought the family to Arlington. Baseball and the Catholic Church were the center of this family's life. A consummate educator, Irene spent 35 years in Catholic churches and schools, first teaching at St. Maria Goretti, then to Nolan Catholic High School where she was dean of discipline. She and Kenny were founders of Most Blessed Sacrament, where she served as D.R.E., and longtime members of the building committee and eucharistic ministers. Irene was devoted to her Nolan family and many dear friends. She so enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren, whether it was on the beach in Florida or watching her grandson play catcher just like Papa; she was happiest just being with them and Kenny, always. Survived by husband of 47 years, Ken Suarez; daughters, Denise Suarez Tolle and Kendra Suarez; grandchildren, Marylynne Tolle and Griffin Tolle.

SUTTON, Ruth E. 74, died on Nov. 14, 2012. Funeral Service Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Visitation 12 noon. Burial at Florida National Cemetery.

SYMONS, Robert Ford II 65, Palm Harbor died Nov. 14, 2012. Survivors wife, Pamela; 4 children; 9 great-grands. Visitation Sunday 12:30-2 pm, services 2 pm at Dobies FH/Tarpon

VICK, Richard Timothy 53, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 12, 2012. He is survived by loving family. He was loved and will be forever missed. Words of comfort at: floridamortuary.com. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

WAGNER, Edna M. 86, died Nov. 15, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul. Survived by son, Paul II; daughters, Jennifer Neal & Dusty Twining; 6 grands; 3 great-grands. NCS

WALKINSHAW, George J. 99, of St Pete Beach, passed away on Nov. 11, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn Montgonery Walkinshaw. George was born April 20, 1913 in Glasgow, Scotland and migrated with his family to the U.S. in 1922. He honorably served his new country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He resided for many years in Ansonia, CT, before retiring to "Shangrila" in Florida. He was employed in the Engineering Dept., of American Brass prior to his retirement, and was a long time Mason & Shriner. In earlier years George & his wife enjoyed many trips back to Scotland & European countries. In later life he looked forward to baseball & football games. He loved to dance & enjoyed the big band era. He is survived by his son, Dale Peters & his wife Diane of Bacon Falls, CT; 2 granddaughters, Michelle Taggart & her husband Dr. Gregory Taggart of Kennebunkport ME, and Lynn Persico of Seymour, CT; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 nephews; & 5 beloved nieces. A memorial service to celebrate George's rich and full life will be held Nov. 17th at 11 am at Pass-A-Grill Beach United Church of Christ, 107 16th Ave., St Pete Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Pass-A-Grill Beach United Church of Christ, 107 16th Ave., St Pete Beach, FL, 33706 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa FL 33612.

WAYBLE, Thomas H. age 79, of Crystal River, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Inverness. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2 pm at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River.

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