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AHL, Brita M. 93, Seminole, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 with her family at her side. Brita was born in Sweden and lived in Chicago, IL, until moving to Florida in 1979. She enjoyed gardening and was known to be an excellent seamstress. Brita was predeceased by her husband, Kurt in 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene (John) Siktberg, Seminole; son, Daniel (Kathy) Ahl, Evergreen, CO; three grandchildren, Linnea (Matt) Stewart and their children, Christian & Aubrey; Seminole; Lauren Siktberg, Chicago, IL; and Daniel Siktberg, Seminole. A public gathering will be held at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10-11 am, with funeral services immediately following. Interment will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Additional information, including online family guestbook may be accessed at: Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Clearwater (727)796-1992

ANDERSON, Gena D. 45, of Brandon, passed away on Oct. 3, 2014. Gena was a loving mother, daughter and sister, who will be deeply missed by her family. She is preceded in death by her father, Floyd Mosby. Gena is survived by her loving family, daughter, Mariah Anderson; mother, Carla Sapp; brothers, Michael Parks and Jeremy Parks; and grandparents, George and Norma Mahaffey. There will be a memorial service in Illinois at a later date. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Funeral Home & Crematory (813)677-9494

BARCOMB, Janice Marie 70, of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at South Bay Hospital with her loving family at her side. Formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ, in 2003 she and her husband retired to Sun City Center, which she described as her little piece of Heaven. Born in Medford, MA on June 29, 1944, she was a retired accounting manager, was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Lady Bug Book Club, a group of special girls and wonderful volunteer in Faith Based Prison Ministry. Janice is survived by her husband of 48 years, David F. Barcomb, Sun City Center; daughter, Lisa Marie (Paul) Nisely of Charlotte, NC; grandson, Jason D. Nisely of Charlotte, NC; brothers, John F. (Polly) King, of Atlanta, GA and Charles L. (Elaine) King, of Santa Clarita, CA. A memorial Mass will be said on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at 11am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to C.A.R.E. no kill animal shelter in Ruskin. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, (813) 634-9900

BENJAMIN, Hazel V. 77, St. Petersburg passed Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 at Morton Plant Hospital. She is survived by her loving family. Visitation Friday Oct. 10, 2014, from 3-7 pm. Funneral service Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, 11 am at The Lords House, 731 Queen Street South. A McRae Service

BOLTZ, Milton 75, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survivors: wife, Ronna; children, Candace, Eric, Adam; three grandchildren; sister, Betty Sawyer. Dobies FH -

BONNER, Eric R. 54, of St. Petersburg passed away on Sept. 28, 2014. He is survived by mother, Leola Greene; his stepfather, Wm. Julius Greene; daughters, Cherri Millis and Teki Shannon; sister, Diane Ford (Henry); one grandchild, Nasir Mills; other relatives and friends. Memorial services Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 am, at Unity of Mid Town Church 511 Prescott St. S. Lawson funeral Home (727)623-9025

BOYCE, Helen M. passed away Oct. 7, 2014. Survived by her daughter, Brenda; 5 grands; 22 great-grands; and many great-great-grands. Faupel Funeral Home

BRACY, Margaret J. Milton 75 of St. Petersburg, passed away on Oct. 1, 2014. She was a member of Collins Temple A.M.E. Church. Survived by son, Eric Milton; daughter, Beverly Jordan (Clifford); sisters, Georgia Flowers, Vineta O`Neal and Audrey Campbell; two grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and other relatives. Funeral service on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, 11am, Greater Mt. Zion A.M. E. Church. Visitation on Friday, Oct. 10, 4-8pm, wake 6pm at Smith Funeral Home/ 894-2266. Share condolences at

BRAUNER, Col. Clarence J. Jr. 83, of Madeira Beach, and native of New Orleans, LA, gave his final salute Oct. 6, 2014. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1973 and assumed the vice presidency of a local bank. Later he returned to N.O. and taught at a local community college as an Associate Professor of Business Studies and as an Adjunct Professor at Delgato Junior College. A veteran of the Korean conflict, he retired from the Army in 1984 with the rank of Colonel. After 32 years of active and reserve service in Infantry, Ordnance, Artillery and Transportation Corps, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal upon retirement. Among his other awards are included; National Service Defense, Army Reserve Achievement, Armed Forces Reserve with 2 hourglasses, Armed Forces Service and Army Service Ribbons. Colonel Brauner was a graduate of Marion Military Institute, Virginia Military Institute (where he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. Infantry), Tulane and Loyola Universities. He held an A.S., B.C.S., B.A., B.S.S. and M.B.A. degrees. He also was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces and Naval Amphibious School. He retired from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council/Area Agency on Aging in 1992 as Fiscal Officer. He was a Protestant. A visitation will be held from 3-5pm on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Colonel Brauner was Past President of the Exchange Club of New Orleans, Member of the American Legion Post #273, and Life Member of the Reserve Officers Association, Past President of the Sons of the American Revolution, Withlacoochee Chapter, Past 2nd Vice President of the Young Mens Business Club of New Orleans and Board Member of the N.O. Floral Trail. He was also a member of Citrus Lodge #118 F. & A.M. and Ocala Scottish Rite 32nd degree and Life Member of the Military Officers Association of America, 101st Airborne Division Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and the prestigious Morgan Raiders, the distinguished Honor Military Society. Colonel and Mrs. Brauner lived at Sea Towers, Madeira Beach. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Dorothy Crowell; a daughter, Randee Rathbone, Midland, TX; a son Eric Brauner, of Bradenton and Philip Brauner of Midland, TX; stepdaughters, Paula Parkerson of Louisville, KY and Mary Murray, of Brandon; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the V.M.I. Foundation, Inc., Lexington, VA. Visit the familys online guestbook at

BRONSON, Gelette Payne 82, formerly Tarpon Springs, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by loving family: 3 sons; 6 grands; 2 greats; 3 siblings. Graveside Oct. 10, 2 pm, at Cycadia Cemetery. Dobies FH

BRYANT, Shirley Ann 75, of Plant City, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 7, 2014. She was a loving wife, momma, and grandmother. A true friend to all and life of the party, she loved Christmas and had a strong faith in God. She was preceded in death by her husband James Louis Bryant, son Jeffrey Shannon Bryant, and brother J.L. Robinson. She is survived by her children Stephen Bryant (Diana) and Linda Dunn (Larry); grandchildren Danielle, Tiffanie, Kiersten, Brittany, Anthony, Stefanie, and Jarred; great-grandchildren Elijah and Easton; and siblings Virginia Stone, Frances Barwick (Tom), Marie King, and A.T. Robinson (Betty). A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 10 at 3 pm at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S., Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Springhead Cemetery, Lakeland. The family would like to thank Coventry Assisted Living facility and staff for the loving kindness shown to our momma, Ms. Shirley. Expressions of condolence at

CARPENTER, Charity Samain, 95, died on Oct. 6, 2014. Visitation Oct. 9, at Anderson McQueen 2201 Dr MLK St N., 9 am, funeral service to follow. Complete obit & ceremony info:

CHRISTY, Bruce Allen 50, of St. Petersburg died Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by 2 daughters; 5 siblings; 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo 727-517-2340

CHURCH, Franklin G. 93, of Seminole, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by his wife; 3 sisters; 2 grands; and 3 great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Svcs (727)517-2340

CONNER, Cater J. 82, Inverness, died Oct. 7, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Service Tuesday. 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Chas. E Davis

COOK, Evelyn S. of Seminole, died on Aug. 23, 2014. Evelyn was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Queens, NY and was a neighbor of the noted Yankee baseball player Phil Rizzuto. She worked for a New York City accounting firm until her marriage to Robert B. Cook. Evelyn spent most of her married life in Freeport, NY. She spent much of her time as a volunteer at local hospitals. Always an active person, she became highly skilled at tennis and developed a love for golf. After the death of her husband in 1971, Evelyn moved to Florida. She was a member of the Pasadena Yacht Club, Seminole Lake County Club, Pinellas/Seminole W.C. Musemun of Fine Arts, and a volunteer at Bay Pines Veteran Hospital. She loved to travel, and did so extensively, particularly, to the Asian countries. Evelyn is survived by her 1st cousins Grace Bernhardt and Jimmy LaRoe; several 2nd cousins; long time and dear friends Don and Diane Haight, and many more good friends. She will be buried at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY with her husband at 1 pm on Oct. 10, and a memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Nov. 6, at Lake Seminole Square, Seminole. Evelyn will be sorely missed and long remembered by all who had the great pleasure of knowing her.

CRABTREE, Dennis Don 67, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 3, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. Born on Aug. 18, 1947, in Neosho, MO, he relocated for the warmer weather of Florida in 1985. He was a remarkable father, husband, son-in-law, cousin and friend. Dennis is survived by his immediate family in Dunedin: wife of 26 years, Denise Whaley Crabtree; and sons, Jacob Taylor (23) and Spencer Thomas (19). He leaves behind the family members that he chose and the many friends that chose him throughout the years in Seneca, Joplin, and Kansas City, MO, West Virginia, and Tallahassee and Dunedin. Dennis life will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Tallahassee at Culleys MeadowWood Funeral Home on Timber Lane Road, 5pm. A pre-service visitation period will begin at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Dennis memory to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Culleys Meadowwood Funeral Home (850)893-4177

DANIELIUS, Beverly Ann (Blondeau) 67, peacefully entered into the gates of Heaven on Oct. 6, 2014. Beverly, daughter of the late Rita and Paul Blondeau, was born on April 17, 1946 in Methuen, MA. Beverly moved to Florida with her late husband, Stephen Danielius in 2001. She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her sister, Trudy Mille; son, Eric Ciotti; daughters, Charlene (William) Feliton and Sherrie (Michael) Hanrahan; three stepchildren, Laura, Christine, and Gregory Danielius; and two nieces, Deborah Miller, and Kathleen (Sid) Balestrier. Beverly loved her five grandchildren, Jayna, Andrew, Scott, Jacob, and Aiden and beamed with pride each time they visited or called her on the phone. Beverly happily spent her days walking her dog, Taffy, and visiting with her friends and neighbors of the Featherock community. A memorial service will take place 3pm, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at the Serenity Meadows Funeral Home. SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK ~ 813.677.9494 ~

DAVIS, Lee Rogers Big Time 61, of Tampa passed away on Sept. 25, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3005 E. Ellicott, Tampa, Rev. Dr. T. W. Jenkins, Pastor with Rev. Ronald Chambers, officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. Mr. Davis leaves loving memories for his family to share with daughter, LeQuondra I. Davis, LeShondra M. Davis; son, Lee Rogers Davis, Jr.; grandchildren, Jamarious Davis, Richard Howard, Jr., Janiyah Long, Destiny Pork & Beans; sister, Rosa Lee Austin (Leon); aunt, Annie Laura Turner; nieces, Patricia Davis, Angela Davis; nephews, Ralph Malone Jr. (Stephanie) and family, Willie Jones, Jr. (Annette), Dwight Jones (Wanda) and family; cousins, Rudolph Williams, James Williams (Dollie) and family, Albert Daniels Jr. and family, Carlton Daniels and family, Marshall Daniels and family, Anthony Robinson, Parthenia Kelly and family, Walter Nelson Jr. and family, Robert Nelson and family, Sony Williams and family, Debra Sharp family, Inez Russell and family and Gwen Williams all of Tampa, John Spearman and family of Wildwood, FL, Annie Bell Freeman and family, Irma Jean Barran and family all of Coleman, Florida, Geraldine Boatwright and family and Bertha Holmes and family all of Cocoa, FL; brother-in-law, Ralph Malone Sr.; a host of other relatives and best friends including, Jackie Edwards and family, Felix, Winston London, I (Mary), Ronald Peterson, Gwenda Carson, Ron Chambers, Alfred Pyles; class members of Middleton High School 1972, 1973 and 1971; devoted and loving best friend, Karen Peoples; all his doctors who served him and other relatives and devoted friends. A native of Tampa, Mr. Lee was educated in the Hillsborough County Public Schools. He was a graduate of Middleton High School where he played football. There will be a viewing on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 - 9 pm at Wilson Funeral Home with the family present from 67 pm to receive friends in the chapel. Friends are asked to assemble at the church on Saturday at approximately 1:45 pm for the service.

DOLGOS, Nitza age 88, passed peacefully on Oct. 6, 2014, twelve days shy of her 89th birthday. Nitza is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jimmy Makris; and loving grandchildren, Dean, Christina & Billy. Visitation Friday, 6-8 pm, at Dobies Funeral Home on Congress St. Funeral Saturday 11 am, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

DUKE, Ramona S. 79, of Dunedin passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born in Wilson, NC and was the daughter of the late John H. Strickland and Estelle Privette Strickland. Mrs. Duke is survived by a beloved sister, Maggie Smith, of Raleigh, NC; two sons, Raymond E. Luce II of Gulfport, and John Randall Luce of Woodbridge, VA; their wives, Karen Hollenbeck and Joanne Luce; and three grandchildren, Elaine Myers, David Luce, and Amanda Luce.

EASTMAN, Elizabeth Ann Betsy, 60, passed away Sept. 11, 2014. Born on April 23, 1954, in Oak Ridge, TN, she lived in the Lehigh Valley in Lanark, PA, before moving with her family to St. Petersburg in 1964. Betsy graduated from Boca Ciega High School in 1972. She played saxophone in the marching band and found lifelong friends in a disruptive clique of brainy Bogie misfits. Betsy earned a BA in History from University of South Florida and a BS in nursing. As a young nurse in the early days of the AIDs crisis, when fear often compromised care, Betsy sought to work with the afflicted. For most of her later career, she worked at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in South Pasadena as a cardiac intensive care nurse. Her mother Jean Lesperance Eastman, father Frederic Bailey Eastman and brother Rick Eastman died before her. She is survived by siblings David Eastman and Susan Eastman, former sister-in-law Judy Eastman, nephew Bryan Eastman and niece Morgan Eastman, of Florida; as well as nephew Eric Wiggins and wife Katie, and nephew Louis Zuckerman, of California. A memorial will be held at the Gulfport Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive South at 7 pm, on Oct. 11.

EDMONDS, Robert 50, of Clearwater, passed Oct. 4, 2014. Survived by sibl-ings, Bessie Mae, Jean, Kathy, Steve & James. Arrangements provided by Sunset Point Funeral Home.

FLYNN, Michael T. 58, of Natick, MA and Clearwater, passed away Sept. 30, 2014. Michael was born on June 26, 1956 in Natick, MA the son of Martin P and Katherine (Fallon) Flynn. He spent his career as a mechanic, working in a number of automotive shops in Massachusetts and Florida where he had resided for many years. Michael is survived by daughters, Angela Barclift and husband Donnie of Stockton, CA, and Michelle Flynn of Lodi, CA; grandchildren, Maisie, Kyla, Donnie Jr. and Morgan Barclift and Alex Rodriguez; his brother, Martin and his wife Christine of Medway, MA; sister and caregiver, Barbara Whetzel and her husband, Robert of Clearwater; one nephew, Brian Flynn of Golden, CO; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Ellen and brother, Gregory. Michael was a kind, gentle and generous soul who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Lung Association or English Springer Rescue America.

FREEMAN, Jodie L. 59, died Oct. 5, 2014 in Dade City. She is survived by her husband, Lynn; two sons, Jamie (Kamie) and Leif; daughter-in-law, Chasity and nine grandchildren. Whitefield FH.

GOBER, Eleanor J. 93, passed away Oct. 7, 2014. She is survived by her son, Richard Jr.; daughter, Terri Gamble; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Visit:

GRIFFIN, Dennis Jr. 63, of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 3, 2014. Online guestbook: David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave/727-343-2214

GUILMETTE, Irma C. (Hunter), 81, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2014. Born in Muskogee, OK, on Feb. 17, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Noel and Vera Ellis. Before her retirement in Tampa, she was an Insurance Agent with Independent Life (AIG). She enjoyed dancing, music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her 3 children, Irl Allen Whitaker (Rachel) of North Carolina, Karen DAmario (Greg), and James D. Hunter (Dina); grandchildren, John Whitaker, Jennifer McClain, Stephanie McClain, Jake R. Hunter, and Laura Whitaker; great-granddaughter, Taylor M. Feely. Relatives and Friends are invited to Irmas Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 3-4 pm, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. Mac Dill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609.

HALL, Kenneth C. Ken 73, of Land O Lakes, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. He was born in Tampa where he remained a lifelong resident in the Tampa Bay area. Ken worked for the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital as a medical technologist and retired after 30 years as the evening supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Ann; two sons, K.C. Hall III and wife, Kristy and Kevin W. Hall and fiance;e, Kaitlin; grandson, Maddox Jayden Hall; sister, Lorena Holderfield and husband, John; two nephews, Culley and Calvin; and niece, Jodie Holderfield. A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made in memory of Ken to American Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be expressed at Loyless Funeral Home 813-996-6610

HATFIELD, Richard 62, of Tampa, died unexpectedly Sept. 17, 2014. Richard is survived by his father, John Hatfield; son, Daniel Hatfield; his grandson, Micah Hatfield; brother, Robert Hatfield; sister, Barbara Hatfield; sister, Karen McDonald; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. Richard is also survived by his partner, Melissa Sendra; and her grandson, Isaac. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at 3 pm, at Blount Curry Funeral Home at 605 S. MacDill Avenue in Tampa.

HOLLAND, Cynthia Susan Cindy 65, of Plant City, died Oct. 3, 2014 from complications of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE Lupus). She is survived by her husband, John Jack Holland; two sons, Stephen (Lynne) Jackson, Jason (Anne) Jackson; sisters, Bunni Johnston, Marti (Bruce) Baker; sister-in-law, Sara (John) Valentine; grandchildren, Taylor and Rachel Jackson, Conner and Emalie Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy was born in Detroit, Ml but grew up mostly in Georgia and Polk County, FL. She was a full charge bookkeeper for several CPA firms in Plant City and Lakeland for many years. She was very involved in youth soccer, first at North Lakeland Youth Soccer as a board member and coach, later, she helped form the Plant City Area Soccer Club and served as a board member,coach, and concessions manager. She was involved with the Plant City Recreation & Parks Department /Optimist Youth Soccer Program as a coach, referee, and concessions manager. Her passion was her children, her grandchildren and traveling. After being diagnosed with lupus in 1999, Cindy was active in the search for a cure by serving on the inaugural committee for the Walk With Us to Cure Lupus events in Tampa, and was selected twice to travel to Washington DC and advocate for research funding on Capitol Hill. She fought a brave battle with the disease until an attack of shingles proved too much to overcome. In lieu of flowers, please send a general donation to the Alliance for Lupus Research at where 100% of every donation goes toward lupus research. The family will receive friends on Oct. 16, at Haught Funeral Home, 708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. Plant City, from 6-8 pm. Services will be private at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at

HOOD, Emmet L. 76, of Safety Harbor, passed peacefully Oct. 6, 2014, at Suncoast Hospice after battling cancer. Survived by his loving wife, Judy; and a very large loving family and many many friends.

HOOGSTRATEN, Bastiaan Bob, 86, went to be with his Lord Oct. 4, 2014. Bob was born in the Netherlands and moved to Seminole 23 years ago from Chicago, IL. Before retirement he was a truck driver for Standard Cartage Trucking, Chicago. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War in the 101st Airborne Division. He was a ham radio operator and an AARP instructor for many years. He is survived by his wife, Jennie of 63 years; son, John (Susan) Hoogstraten, St. Louis, MO; daughters, Anita (Ken) Boonstra, Modesto, CA, and Nancy (Brian) Nickel, Seminole; sisters, Corrie DeMildt, Aruba and Elly Hoogstraten, Netherlands and brother, Meindert (Ina) Hoogstraten, Netherlands; grandchildren, Erin, Tim, Jesse, Joel, Beth and Caitlin. Visitation will be from 10 am until service time at 11 am Saturday, Oct. 11, at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo. (727) 562-2080

HOPPER, Lorraine Kathryn, age 90, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obit information, please visit:

HOWARD, Lauraine 73, of Zephyrhills, died Oct. 7, 2014. Survivors: daughter, Melissa DeCristoforo; grands, William, Bethany; brothers, Stanley, Theodore. Dobies FH-Old CR 54

INMON, William Sr. Dale, 40, of St. Petersburg, took his wings on Oct. 1, 2014. Survived by, companion, Tamia; father, William G. Inmon Jr.; mother, Sandra Bryant Bray and stepfather, Rosevelt Bray; sons, William Dale Inmon Jr., Delquan, Quandale, Delvaughn, Vondale and Delvontae Inmon, Cory and Derius Davis; daughters, YaKendra and YaShay Lovett, DelNashia Inmon. Funeral service, Saturday, Oct. 11, 11am at Moores Chapel AME. Viewing, Friday, Oct 10, 5-6pm and Wake 6-7pm at Dallas and Davis Funeral Services, 5730 15th Ave South, 727-345-4444.

KELLOG, Judith H. Judy 77, of Largo, passed away on Oct. 5, 2014 at Largo Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 1937 in Detroit, MI, she moved here from White Lake, MI in 1992. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Margaret Stites and great-grandson, Colton Miller. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Fred; two sons, Kenneth Kevin Kellogg of White Lake, MI and Keith K. Kellogg (Gary Norman) of St. Petersburg; daughter-in-law, Anita Kellogg of White Lake, MI; brother-in-law, Norman (Cheryl) Kellogg of Largo; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Benji) Leslie of Utica, MI, Tammy (Rich) Miller of Highland, MI, and Kevin Kellogg of White Lake, MI; and two great-grandchildren Anna Miller and Carson Leslie. Graveside services will be at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Full obituary and guestbook at Veterans Funeral Care, Clearwater

LOVERING, Robert Curtis age 65, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, after a long illness. Services at a later date.

LOVETTE, John age 90, of St.Petersburg, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 26, 2014. He was the Father of Wings Fellowship Church. He is survived by his sons, Joseph, Johnny, Kevin, Clay, and Carlos Lovett; daughters, Lottie Young, Elouise Lovette-Jefferson, Lorene Office, Luella Miffin, Lavern Harris, and Joyce Reynolds; sisters, Beatrice Miles, Mary Roberson, and Marie Harden; 44 grandchildren; 123 great- grandchildren, a host of great-great-grands other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, 5-8 pm, with wake services 6-7 pm, at the church. Funeral services Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 am, at Wings Fellowship Church 1801 34th St. South. Lawson Funeral Home (727)623-9025

MANK, Warren A. 93, of New Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survivors: children, Sandra (Chip), Donald, Jacqueline (John); 4 grands; 6 greats; and 2 great-greats. Dobies FH - Congress St.

MAYO, Roger C. 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Born in Milton, he came here in 1980 from the panhandle of Florida. Roger graduated from the University of Florida in 1954 and soon afterwards joined the Navy where he became a pilot. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Geraldine R. Mayo; son, Darryl (Susan) Mayo, daughter, Cassandra (David) Chiaro; grandsons, Colton and Tate Mayo. There will be a visitation from 11 am 1:30 pm, on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N., St. Petersburg, where a Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes 727-822-2059

McDANIEL, Catherine Pat, was born in Chicago on Nov. 2, 1925 and raised on a farm in central Michigan. She met her future husband while working with wounded WWII soldiers at Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek. They moved to Florida in 1947. Pat was a homemaker and member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by son, Mark R. Survived by husband, Gerald C.; son, Doug of Ft. Lauderdale; grandson, Richard Aaron (Reyna Espinoza); great-granddaughter, Isis; daughter-in-law, Paula LaBrake. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 am. Memorial Park Funeral Home 5750 49th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33709 (727)527-1196

MITCHELL, Melvin Ray 77, of Largo, died Sept. 25, 2014. Funeral 7:30 pm, Oct. 10, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N, St. Petersburg, family receive friends 6-8 pm.

MUTCHERSON, Ollie Mae Robinson Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Ollie Mae Robinson Mutcherson of Tampa, who passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 pm at Northeast United Methodist Church, 6400 N. 15th Street, Rev. Raphael Dessieu pastor with Rev. Gregory T. Hill pastor of First St. John Ministries, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. She worked for Dr. Predigon for thirty-five years until she retired in 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Arribell Robinson; daughter, Sonia Mutcherson; brother, Clayton T. Robinson; sister, Earma Benniefield and niece, Diane Robinson. She leaves to cherish her fond memories: husband, Ollie Mutcherson, Brandon; children, Joann and John Ross, Tampa, Cheryl Adams, Steve and Loretta Walden, Anthony Mutcherson, and Andrea Monroe; grands, Renee Brewer, Kenyatta Johnson, Greg Polite, Rico Adams, Ricky Adams and Ealiza Chapman, Antonette and Lexie Mutcherson, Ashly Davenport, Akeem Monroe, Malaka and Milique Jefferys; a host of great-grands; great-great-grands, including grandmas ray of sunshine, Simone; special cousins, Paul Johnson Pauly; and best friend and prayer partner, Jerry Wilson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5-8 pm. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

NOLAN, Ruth L. 93, of Palm Harbor, passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2014. She was born in Irvington, NJ and moved to Florida in 1985. Ruth had a career in banking and in her retirement was a longtime volunteer at the Palm Harbor Library and an avid mahjong player. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Joseph A. Nolan. She is survived by her children, Denise Coraggio (Philip), Patrice Nolan Lane (Kenny), and Janice N. Pires (Joseph); five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Suncoast Hospice. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs

OSBORN, Ronald Edmond 64, of Norman Park, GA, died Sept. 30, 2014, at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. Born Nov. 7, 1949 in East St Louis, IL, he was the son of the late James and Elva Noe Osborn. He is survived by his loving family: brothers, James Osborn, Kenny Osborn; sister, Kathy Stephens. Memorial Service 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 11, at First Free Will Baptist Church, 11605 Hwy 92E, Seffner. Online condolences may be made to the family at:

PENDLETON, Carolyn Denise Home going celebration for Mrs. Carolyn Denise Pendleton, 60, of Tampa, who God called home on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 am, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, with Rev. W. D. Sims, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by her children, Tiffany Johnson (Gladstone Harmon), Damien Pendleton (Rolatasia Harris), Cicely Randolph (Raheem Davis Sr.) and Jovaris Lundy (fiance;e, Felicia Salter); grands, Patrick Scott Jr., Alexis Johnson, Frederick Scott, Jamal Tucker, Derricka Randolph, Jovaria Bailey, Brittany Johnson, Damien Randolph, Mikesha Summerlin, Raheem Davis Jr., Jovaris Lundy Jr., Tavaris Lundy, Jovarius Lundy, RaKhia Davis, Evan Pendleton and Chase Randolph; great-grandchild, JaQuone Penny Jr.; sister, Fertima Hughes; brother, Kelsey Hughes; nephews, Donte Lang and Mario Bates; niece, Lucille Jones; great-nephew, Trayvon Jones; and a host of other relatives and devoted friends. Carolyn was a very loving, nurturing and devoted mother, grandmother, friend and family member. There will be a viewing on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5-9 pm, at Wilson Funeral Home. Friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at approximately 10:45 am, for the service. A Wilson Service

PHAIR, Paula 63, of New Port Richey passed Oct. 7, 2014. Survived by loving sisters, Dianne (Richard) & Barbara (Suen); loving friends & faithful dog Lucy. In our hearts always. Eternal.

PROCTOR, Marvin Donald age 81, of Brooksville, departed his earthly life on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Funeral arrangements are by Jacobs Funeral Home (352)593-4132.

REIS, Baby Kylie became an Angel Oct. 6, 2014. Survived by parents, Jacob and Eileen; sisters, Ashley & Samantha; grandparents Mary, Ralph & Christine, Fred & Kathi. www.curlewhillscom

RICHARDS, Paul F. 86, passed Oct. 7, 2014. He is Survived by his wife, Joy; step children, Eric Klein, Erin Kosmicki; two stepgrands and one great-grandchild. Sign book at

RIVERA, Adolph 84, passed Oct. 6, 2014. Sur- vived by loving family and friends. Mass Oct. 10, 11am at St Frances Cabrini, Burial at FL National. See full obit at (352)688-4991.

ROGERS, Beverly 57, St. Petersburg, died Oct. 7, 2014. Survived by husband, Lonnie; daughter, Krystal (Anthony); siblings, Ronald, Karen, Jean and Theresa. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

ROTHMAN, Thelma P. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. She is survived by her three loving daughters; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She was born in 1923 to Barney and Hattie Pearlman in Asheville, NC, the youngest of four children. She moved to St. Petersburg after WWII in 1946. Thelma, along with her husband Maurice who predeceased her, co-founded Kanes Furniture in St. Petersburg in 1948. Thelma was extraordinarily active in both the Jewish community as well as the community at large in the Tampa bay area. She was highly involved in childrens causes both with her time, advocacy, and philanthropy. Among her many involvements, she served as a board member and chairman of the Board of All Childrens Health System and as the Chairman and Founder of the All Childrens Hospital Foundation. She also served as a board member on the Pinellas County Education Foundation and the University of South Florida Stavros Institute Of Free Enterprise. Thelma, along with her husband, endowed the Rothman Chair in Developmental Pediatrics at the University of South Florida/All Childrens Hospital Research Institute. The Rothmans founded the Maurice A and Thelma Rothman Family Foundation which supports many local charities. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and was active at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg, the Holocaust Museum, and Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. She received countless awards and honors for her involvement and philanthropy. Among them, in 2008, she was honored as the second female Ms. Sun by the city of St. Petersburg. Hers was the epitome of A life well lived. She will be greatly missed by her family as well as by all who had the good fortune of knowing her. There will be a private interment for immediate family members on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, followed by a public memorial service for all who knew her at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg on Sunday evening at 5:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760. Condolences can be expressed online at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

SCHWARTZ, Lt. Col. John R. USMC, HAC BAO, DOW CHEMICAL Dutch Schwartz March 27, 1940 Oct. 6, 2014 Proud Marine, war hero, Vietnam veteran, business man, songwriter, best friend, and exceptional father. Viewing 5-7pm, service 7pm, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Hubbell Funeral Home, 499 N Indian Rocks Rd, Belleair Bluffs, 33770. In lieu of flowers, please donate to For more info, see: Hubbell Funeral Home 727-584-7671

SHIELDS, Darren Kenyon 43, passed away Sept. 27, 2014. Memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in the chapel at 12:30 pm. He will be remembered by his large family for his great love of his children, Jacqueline and Nicholas.

SICKLES, William Henry Jr., 78, New Port Richey, died Oct. 7, 2014. Visit Oct. 9, 2-4, 6-8pm, North Meadowlawn, 4244 Madison St. Graveside Oct. 10, 11am, Meadowlawn Mem. Gardens.

SINGLETON, Carolyn S. age 80, of Lutz, passed away Oct. 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Singleton; son, Thomas G. Singleton; daughters, Teri Herrington (Robert) and Nikki Marez (Albert); brother, Charles Nichols (Sarah); grandchildren, Bobby (Allison) and Tyler Herrington, Chelsy and Scott Singleton and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, Oct. 10, at Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, with Pastors Bobby Herrington and Charles Nichols officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, with graveside services taking place 1:30 pm, Friday at Florida National Cemetery. Please omit flowers. 813-237-3345

SMITH, Maggie Marie 90, of St. Petersburg, transitioned to her eternal home on Sept. 28, 2014 with her family at her bedside. She is survived by her loving daughter, Gail E. Hines; brothers, Israel (Bennie), Robert Jr. (Louise), and Columbus Rollins (Daisy); sister, Rachel Hunt; 4 grandchildren, Noel Jr., Reginald, Daphne, and Andrea; 8 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, 5-8 pm, with wake from 6-7 pm at the church. Homegoing Services Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1 pm, at St. Mark M.B. Church 1301 37th St. South. Lawson Funeral Home (727)623-9025

SMITH, Sandra Mclain 68, New Port Richey, died Oct. 6, 2014. Survivors: husband, John; children, Sheila and Donald James, Karen Amato; brother, Tommy; three grandchildren. Dobies FH-Congress St.

SPADA, Jean Hasty Passed away in her sleep on Oct. 4, 2014. Born June 15, 1928 in Quitman, GA. Jean was a long time resident of Tampa. Member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) and its Wesley Keystone Class. Original Board Member of the Childrens Cancer Center and instrumental in the success of the Centers Christmas Card and Calendar projects. Member of Davis Island Garden Club. Predeceased in death by her husband of forty-six years, Andrew Spada Jr. Jean is survived by two sons, Mark Spada and Andrew Spada III (wife Billie); and two daughters, Barbara Spada Callahan (husband Michael) and Sallie Spada Wells. She is blessed with ten grandchildren, Andrew IV, Sarah, Julianne, Michele, Rosalie, Michael, Thomas, Philip, Miriam and Dominic. Jean is also survived by sister, Charlotte Christian of Sycamore, GA; sister-in-law, Patricia Hasty of Tampa; and many nieces and nephews including Gayle Fernandez, Cindy Fortner, Tommy Hasty and Patricia Brockway. When Jean took on a project, it was done expertly well. She was a volunteer throughout her life. She enjoyed the company of her many friends. She enjoyed travel, playing cards and sports, particularly the Gators, Rays and Yankees. She attended thirteen World Series Games at The (Yankee) Stadium. Jean dearly loved HPUMC. It was the center of her faith formation and weekly activities. Most of all Jean loved her family. Her grandchildren brought her particular joy. A memorial service will be at 2pm, Oct. 10, in the Sanctuary at HPUMC with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to HPUMC Building Fund, 500 W. Platt Street, Tampa FL 33606. Online condolences may be left at

SPAHR, Robert E. 66, of Zephyrhills, passed away Oct. 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Spahr; and a cousin, Sherry Welty. Whitfield Funeral Home.

SPIEGLER, Allen John 86, passed away Oct. 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Romayne Spiegler; 2 daughters, Jeanene M. (Andy) Blank, and Nancy (Tom) Chastain; 4 grandchildren, Ryan (Karla) Blank, Ryan Bley, Shane Blank and Taylor Blank. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place Friday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 pm, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations to Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial and guestbook at:

SOUSA, Ricardo M. 55, of St. Petersburg, passed away Oct. 4, 2014. Survived by his loving family & friends. Guestbook: David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. / 727-381-4911

SUGGS, Bessie Ellen (Spells), 83, of Seffner, went to be with her Lord and Savior Oct. 5, 2014. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, as well as a devoted Christian woman. Bessie lived her life for her family and Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 65 years, Robert Suggs; children, R. Floyd Suggs (Lorraine), Ronnie Suggs (Mary), June Seaton (Chuck), J. Carlton Suggs; brothers, Glen Darby, Douglas Darby; sister, Louetta Peterson; sister-in-law, Earline Suggs Melton; grandchildren, Robert, Alicia, Savanna, Nathan, Tim, Desiree, Steven, Jordyn, Fran, Ronnie, Christopher, Timmy, Rachel, Bubby; 22 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and a beloved extended family. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Thursday, Oct. 9, with funeral service to follow on Friday at 11 am. All services will be at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon. Bessie will be sorely missed by her family and those who knew her, but will never be forgotten.

SULLIVAN, John T. 84, of Spring Hill, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 6, 2014 under the loving care of Hospice and with family by his side. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was the son of the late Francis L. & Gertrude Sullivan. He was also predeceased by brothers, James and Robert, and sisters Dorie and Mary. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Christine; children, John P. Sullivan (Anne), Bryan Sullivan (Alison) and Elizabeth Corriher (Joe); sister, Ellen (John) Canova; 7 grandchildren, Johnny, Erin, Julia, Ashley, Emily, Christo and Kayla; and a large extended family. He was born and raised in New York and retired in Spring Hill 20 years ago. He was devoted to his family and friends through his faith. He will be remembered for his strength of character and kindness, along with his laughter and enduring smile that could light up any room. A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, from 2-5 pm at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 4450 Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11am at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini RC Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. John was a dedicated volunteer at Hospice for 10 years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HPH Hospice 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, FL 34667. To sign guestbook please Visit:

SWANEY, Arthur R. 21, of Clearwater, passed Oct. 1, 2014, funeral Oct. 11, 3pm, at New Destiny Worship Center Visitation one hour prior to the service. Carnegie Dallas Funeral Service (727) 330-7661

VANHOUTEN, Anna 81, of Seminole passed away on Oct. 8, 2014 at Consulate Health Care. There are no known survivors. Alife Tribute Largo 559-7793

VIGUE, Marc James 80, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Waterville, ME, passed away on Oct. 5, 2014. He was born in Churchill Lake to Clarence and Emile Veilleux. Marc lived a disciplined and purposeful life marked by success in love, business, politics and community service. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army 7th Corps stationed in Stuttgart, Germany following High School. On his return home he attended and taught at Thomas College and later graduated from the University of Maine. He and his wife Sylvia owned and operated the The Carriage House Gift Shop in Waterville for 20 years. He was instrumental in organizing the Downtown Business Association and devoted many hours to community service. After retiring, Marc was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, and served four distinguished terms representing District 54 (Winslow). He was an avid golfer, bridge player and played hockey into his 70s. Marc is survived by his wife Sylvia of 59 years; four children, Stephen Veilleux and wife Kathryn, Michael Vigue and wife Donna, Lori Weaver and husband Michael, James Vigue and wife Amanda; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Lorette Gilbert, Theresa Libby, Claire Hart, brother-in-law Eugene Hart; brothers, Guy and Eleanor Vigue, Alcee and Cecile Vigue; many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by countless friends and loving family. A memorial service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, ME, at a date and time to be announced by the Hodges Family Funeral Home in Zephyrhills. In lieu of flowers, well wishers can make a donation to Gulfside Hospice Dean Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33542.

WILLIAMSON, Warren Gene age 67, of Tampa, was born on July 12, 1947 in Parkersburg, WV, to Betty Ann Williamson and the late Warren Bowser. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Warren served his country during the Vietnam War as a soldier in the U.S. Army. He was a retired school teacher and realtor, a member of the VFW in Parkersburg, WV, member of Operation Helping Hands and HOG (Harley Owners Group). Warren enjoyed life and always lived it to the fullest. In addition to his birth father, Warren is preceded in death by his adopted father, Eugene Williamson. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Williamson nee Barr; mother, Betty Ann Williamson nee McCauley; children, Christine Stevens and Peter Williamson; his grandchildren, Tyler, Kayla and Lily; and many wonderful & cherished friends. A funeral service will be held at 11 am, on Saturday, Oct. 11, from the Carrollwood Chapel of Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the service at 11 am. Entombment with military honors will follow at Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Warrens name to the ALS Association Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Cir., Tampa, FL 33619. Condolences may be shared with Warrens family by visiting All arrangements are under the direction of Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel.

WILSON, Donald Wallace 90, a long-time Tampa Bay resident, died late Oct. 3, in Cary, NC, with his daughters at his side. He was born a blue-eyed blond beach boy to Fannie and Andrew Wilson on Nov. 3, 1923, in Long Beach, CA. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, patrolling the northern Pacific, and after WW II, he began his career at General Telephone Co. In 1951, he married the love of his life, Lois Jean Johnson. They spent their weekends with family and friends, surfing the Pacific and dancing the Balboa Shuffle to big band music up and down the southern California coast. In 1961, his job brought him to Tampa, where he and Lois built one of the original homes in Carrollwood on Lake Carroll. It was at the old Carrollwood Golf Club on Waters Avenue that he discovered his new passion, golf. He became a legend as a long driver; putting was his nemesis. Another job promotion moved his family from their beloved Carrollwood to Clearwater Beach. Eventually, he and Lois moved to the old East Bay Country Club in Largo to be closer to golf. He retired from GTE in 1984 as Florida general manager of customer service/operations. He and Lois spent their retirement years enjoying family and friends, and golfing around the United States, spending summers in Banner Elk, NC. Don was a loving husband, the Rock to his family and had enough joy, humor and charisma to be the coolest cat in town. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years; his son, Buckner Strock Wilson; his parent; and his three older brothers, John, Andrew and Gordon Wilson. He is survived by his sister, Frances Wilson of Madison, WI; his two daughters, Kimberly Rose (Stephen) of Morrisville, NC, and Susan Lopez of Temple Terrace; his grandchildren, Scott Rose (Anna) of Richmond, VA, Michael Rose of Morrisville, NC, Tanya Lopez (Travis Tooke) of Gainesville, and Zack Lopez (Stacy) of Lutz; and three great-grandchildren, Kindred Tooke-Lopez, Elijah Lopez and Micah Lopez. A private service will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. in Clearwater. Arrangements are being handled by Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater.

WROUGHTON, David Reed, 61, went home to heaven on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, at 2 pm, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 12-2 pm, prior to the service. Condolences to