Hillsborough Co., Florida

ALBRITTON, James D.       MAY 6, 2011
 James D. Albritton, age 76, of Stockbridge, GA. He was born in Tampa, FL  to the late Carl W. and Lettie Laurine Craig Albritton. Mr. Albritton  retired from Rich's where he recieved the award for largest volume  salesman in North America from 1972-1976. He was one of the original charter members of the Broadway Church of God in Ft. Myers Florida in  1964.   Mr Albritton was preceded in death by his brothers; Horace, Bill, Junior,  Jack, and John Terrell Albritton.   Mr. Albritton is survived by daughter; Debbie Albritton, grandson, Chris  Albritton and great-granddaughter, Isabella of Stockbridge, GA. son and daughter-in-law; Jim and Teri Dodge, Sevierville, TN. and his sister;  Libby Lawhon,of Fort Myers, FL. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews,  cousins, and friends.

 Funeral Services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home  in Fort Myers, FL. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:00PM. Visitation will  be held on Wednesday, from 12 Noon until time of service. In lieu of  flowers, the family has asked to make donations to Vitas Hospice, 931 Rock  Quarry Road, Stockbridge, GA. 770-692-5670.

 Published in The News-Press on May 10, 2011
PLANT CITY - Rev. Bennie W. Baker, age 83, was born in Oxford, FL and went home to be with the Lord due to respiratory failure on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Melech Hospice Home in Tampa.
He went to Cork Elementary in Plant City and Plant City High School, graduating in 1949.
He was the pastor of several Southern Baptist Churches in Florida. Also he was the chaplain for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Dept. as an employee and a volunteer for 28 years. In addition, he ministered at the food pantry for Bethany Baptist Church of Plant City. These ministries served as pathways for him to witness to others and share the Good News of Jesus to everyone he came in contact with.
Preceding him in death were his father, George W. Baker, mother Ida Gerdes Baker and 9 siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Baker, his children Becky Baker Mullis (husband Terry) of Lakeland, Krista Baker Beauchamp (husband Johnnie) of Plant City, a son Larry Elvin Baker (wife Shannon) of Lakeland, sister Anna Crenshaw of Wildwood and Lottie Connell of Jacksonville, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was a lifelong Florida Gator fan.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bethany Baptist Church in Plant City. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City, FL.
Ledger, Friday, March 15, 2013  ..pmcsw
BARRETT, ORRIN A., 87, of Tampa, died Friday (May 8, 1987). Born in Minneapolis, he came to Tampa from Michigan in 1962. He was a retired manufacturing management employee in the furniture industry. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include one son, Orrin H., Midland, Mich.; one daughter, Mary Louise Barrett, River Falls, Wis.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society of Tampa.

St. Petersburg Times (FL)
Date: May 14, 1987
BROWNING, Isaac  62, 1202 Ashley St., died at a hospital.  He was formerly with the James E. Strates Shows.  No relatives are known. published Wednesday 31 Jan 1951

BURGER, Ivan Ruth 105, of Seffner, passed away May 26, 2011. She was a native of Guanaja, Honduras and a member of the Brandon Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 2008 and is survived by her daughter, Joanna B. Beard and her husband James; 2 grandchildren, James Robert Beard and Tiana Janelle Beard; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, from noon to 1 pm Monday, May 30, 2011, with
funeral services following at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Published in  The Tampa Tribune May 28, 2011  pg. 7-sec.(Trib-2)  PMcSW
CROSBY Sarah Ada Lynn Strickland
Sarah Ada Lynn Strickland Crosby was born Sep 2, 1887, Tattnall County, GA, daughter of Henry D. & Nancy E. Lynn, and died Oct 25 1990, Tattnall County, GA. She was married at Umatilla on Aug 19, 1928 to William Henry Crosby who was born Mar 19, 1887 and died Feb 24, 1970. They were both buried Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, FL. Her first husband was Rufus L. Strickland.  Their children were Ruby Estelle Strickland (Oct 14 1907 - Sep 12 2003), wife of Clyde T. Stanley & L. C. Griffin, and Eston Leo Strickland (1912 - 1953).

Sarah Ada Lynn CROSBY Sep 2 1887-Oct 25 1990
 w/o William Henry Crosby  Mar 19 1887 - Feb 24 1970, died Polk Co.      Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - October 27, 1990

MRS. CROSBY, 721 N. Main St., Glennville, Ga., died Thursday. Born in Tattnall County, Ga., she moved to Glennville from Leesburg six years ago. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Glennville, Ga. Survivors: daughter, Ruby S. Griffin, Dover; brothers, Harvey Lynn, Savannah, Johnnie S. Lynn, Glennville; two grandsons. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg.

ENNIS, Neva Scruggs, 103, passed away May 7, 2011 in Highlands, NC. She was born August 14, 1907 in Gainesville, FL. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Brick  Pomeroy Scruggs and Sara Fay Carmichael Scruggs and her  husband of 57 years, John Gary Ennis. Growing up in Tampa, she graduated from Hillsborough High School. She attended Sullins College, Sargent College, The University of Nebraska, graduating from Florida State College for Women with a degree in physical education. Neva taught school in Miami and Arlington, VA before returning to Tampa with her husband after WWII. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Tampa and was an active member of the DAR, UDC, Colonial Dames, Kappa Delta Sorority and the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Neva and her husband, John Gary, enjoyed painting, traveling and square dancing. She leaves behind her son Gary and daughter-in-law, Dottie; two grandchildren, Morgan (Larry) Fiebig, Jon  (Susan) Ennis; two step grandchildren, JR (Beth) Owen and Ashley (John)
Barganier and eleven great grandchildren. Neva loved her time with extended family at Indian Rocks Beach, FL and the mountains of NC. She cherished her family, friends and her Lord. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Tampa or the Adult Rehabilitation Center of the
Salvation Army in Tampa. Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the First Baptist Church of Tampa. Rev. Charles Lowry will officiate. Online condolences can be made at
ESTES , Ann Frances Pastrinostro Estes, 87, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on April 18, 2013 from complications of pneumonia.
Born on February 22, 1926 in Tampa, Florida to Antonino Pastrinostro and Dora Maggio Pastrinostro. She graduated from Plant City High School in 1944. In 1956, she married David Estes, a World War II Navy Pilot and chemist from Muskegon, Michigan.
They resided in Ocala, Florida for 22 years where Ann worked as a bookkeeper and later a housewife. In 1978, the couple returned to the Lakeland area.
She is survived by a son, John Anthony Estes of Ocala, Florida; her daughter, Lisa (Bill) Justice of Lakeland, Florida; a granddaughter, Alyssa Justice; grandson, Will Justice, as well as a large extended family.
Funeral services will be,Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Oak Hill Burial Park and Cemetery, 4620 US Highway 98 South, Lakeland, Florida with Deacon Don Andrews from the Church of the Resurrection, officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10:00 AM until service time.
Please send all floral arrangements directly to the cemetery and visit to sign her guest book.
Veterans Funeral Care, 727-524-9202. – Ledger, Wed. April 24, 2013
Published in Ledger from April 23 to April 24, 2013

DURRANCE, William J, 89, of Groton, a former longtime Billerica resident, yesterday, July 5, at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. He was the husband of the late Mary B. (Clancy) Durrance.  He was born in Tampa, Fla. on June 5, 1917, a son of the late Lorenna and Mary (Bray) Durrance. He lived in Billerica for 32 years and then resided in Leominster before recently moving to Groton.  For 28 years, Mr. Durrance was a maitnenance supervisor with the former Deran Confectionery Co. in Cambridge.

He is survived by three sons, George Durrance of Lunenburg, John Durrance of Newton and Paul Durrance of Leominster; one daughter, Mary Hanson of Groton; and six grandchildren.

Published in  Lowell Sun on Jul 6, 2006
GAMBLE , Jimmie Wayne, 76, a lifelong resident of Tampa, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 . Mr. Gamble was a retired staff sergeant, having served during the Vietnam era in the U.S. Air Force. He was the owner of Slim Jim Tree Service, which he operated for 25 years and was an active member of his church and surrounding community. He was preceded in death by his son, Sidney Wayne Gamble , and grandson, Matthew Franklin Gamble . Survivors include his beloved wife of 57 years, Joyce; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie David and Kim Gamble ; daughters, Susan Jane Gamble , Meda Irene O'Donnell and Margaret Ann Parker; brother, Jack Gamble ; sisters, Frances Miller, Shirley Anderson and Donetta Claus; grandchildren, Michael Parker, Kathryn Ann Atkinson, Amy Samantha Marrs, Daniel Franklin Marrs, Rachelle Le-Ann Gamble , Gareth Thomas Gamble and Marcus Edward Tomoff; and great-granddaughter, Ashlei Ray Parker. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Beginnings Christian !Church, 4100 S. Manhattan Ave., Tampa. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice. An online guestbook is available at  

GARRISON, Carroll Pierce died August 22, 1975 in Hillsborough Co., Fl.  He was born in Ga. on Sep. 13, 1906.  He is survived by his wife, Edna.  They had 3 sons, Carroll Pierce Garrison, Jr. and a duaghter, Barbara Garrison.     ... submitted by
GARRISON, Edna  died November 4, 1991.  She was predeceased by her husband, Carroll Pierce  Garrison.  she is survived by a son Carroll Pierce, Jr. and a dau. Barbara.   ....submitted by
GRIFFIN,Haywood Mack - 94 - Plant City - Haywood Mack Griffin, was welcomed in the arms of his Lord Wednesday, January 9th, 2013, due to natural causes.
Mack was born in Berrien County, Georgia, April 25, 1918. He was the oldest child of Leslie Clark and Wilmouth (Mimi) Harper Griffin.The family moved to Florida when he was a small child and settled in the Dover area around 1925. Mack graduated from Turkey Creek High School and worked his way up to Seaboard Coastline
fireman on the train carrying phosphate to Boca Grande prior to WW II.
He enlisted in the Army and attended OCS and graduated from Camp Lee Virginia Transportation Corp. He served during WW II in England and France prior to returning home. Mack remained in the US Army Reserve for more than twenty years and retired as a Captain.
He and our mother (Lucille E. Griffin, RN, deceased) bought what had been known as the Newman Brothers Farm in Plant City in 1950 where they farmed and resided. Our parents were a team and it is impossible to speak of one without including the other. Dad was a farmer but he was also much more. They grew strawberries until 1957 and after the cessation of Strawberry Schools grew primarily hot pepper and many other vegetables until the early 90's. With the help of dedicated brokerage assistance, our Dad and mother were able to establish Sunny Acre Farm as a recognized brand in the produce industry. He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Plant City and truly enjoyed the men's bible class. He served on Florida Farmers Market advisory board for many years and was on the board of directors of the First National Bank of Plant City (First Florida- Nations Bank) for more than twenty years. He and Mom were awarded Farmer of the Year twice in Hillsborough County. It was very special to him and mother that he and his cousin, O.M. (Osburn) Griffin had both been inducted into the Strawberry Growers' Hall of Fame. Their commitment to agriculture and desire to promote agriculture is best exemplified by their involvement with early vocational agriculture and Dad's becoming one of the early honorary members of the Plant City FFA Chapter. More than a hundred young people had gotten their initial introduction to agriculture and farming under the tutelage of our mom and dad. As proud as he was of our farm and all it was and does represent, he was just as proud of all of those young people and the opportunity these experiences afforded them. Many of them are leaders, professionals, mentors and role models. He always gave his best and expected no less from everyone. He was truly an honorable man for his family, community and country.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than sixty years Lucille E. Griffin; father and mother, Clark and Wilmouth (Mimi) Griffin; brothers Simmie J. (Kay), L.C., Jr. (Red) and Calvin (Bert). He is survived by his sister, Mary Evers (Clyde) of Coral Gables, children Linda Griffin Clark (Jay), Wauchula, James L. (Jim) Griffin, PhD (Judy), Tampa and Mike Griffin (Barbara), Orange Park; seven grandchildren Jason Clark (Holly), Justin Clark (Lisa), Candice Bennett (Ron), Lisa Hodgdon (Keith), Melissa Barrus (Charles), Ben Griffin (Elizabeth), John Griffin (Karen), and thirteen great grandchildren, Abby, Griffin, and Dean Clark, Carter, Carson Jay Clark, Groves Bennett, Hayes, Reed, Whit Barrus; Griffin, Emma Hodgdon, Rebecca, Eleanor Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday January 12, 2013 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Plant City. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until time of service. Burial will take place at Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Mack Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2507 N. Maryland Ave, Plant City, FL. 33563.
.(Ledger, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 )

HAMMOCK, Margaret L.85, of Mulberry passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 LRMC due to heart failure. Margaret was born April 27, 1926 in Coronet, FL. to Charles Henry & Seaby Jane (Levins) Lane. Margaret lived in the Mulberry Area all of her life. Shewas a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Margaret is survived by husband of 56 years, Roy Hammock, daughters, Becky
Radford & Jeani Lamb (Wayne), sister, Marjorie Turner, brother, Charles
Lane, grandchildren, Kyle, Andrew, & Andrea, and great grandchildren, Abbi,
Olivia, Tyler, Hunter, & Conner.
Services will be held Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. at Seigler
Funeral Home Chapel-Hwy 60 E., Mulberry, FL. Graveside service will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Margaret's Memory. Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, FL.
Published in Lakeland Ledger on May 17, 2011  ...PMCSW
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ MANCUSO, Mary R., 103, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas,; a daughter, Marie Abate and a son-in-law Peter.  Mary was born, June 4, 1907 in Montecorvino, Italy to Andrew and Teresa Pagano.  Mary was a devoted member of Nativity Catholic Church.  Visitation and Rosary will take place at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon, FL.  Burial at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens (Tampa Tribune, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011,pg.6 )    ...PMCSW


KENT, Caroline- 91, of 1407 E. Mohawk. A
housewife and a resident of the Tampa area for eleven
years., died Sunday.
Snipes Funeral Home, Tampa- in paper-Tuesday Feb. 1, 1977 page 7-D Tampa Trib PMcSW
KENT,  Leo James, 92, of 1407 E. Mohawk, died Tuesday. A resident of the Tampa area for 14 years, he was a former teacher. He is survived by one daughter, Zella Markley and 1 grandchild. Thursday April 10, 1980, page 9-D Tampa Trib.
Sorry, but this is all that was printed on either of them, I even went a few days past the date given- nothing more.   ....PMcSW
LARCOM, Edward J., age 85 died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born in Seminole, Eddie spent most of his life in Port Tampa.
Mr. Larcom leaves behind five children, Jean Sollenberger (Bob), Cookie Strickland, Ted Larcom (Wanda), Al Larcom (Nancy) and Ricky Larcom (Beth). 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great, great-grandchildren.
A WWII navy vet, he opened Larcom's Garage in 1963. He was a member of the American Legion Riders Post 138 and Tin Can Sailors. Eddie will be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his honesty and commitment to his family and the Port Tampa Community.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 24 at the 1st Baptist Church of Port Tampa.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 3:30, with the service at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Legion Riders Post 138.- Tampa Tribune, Friday, March 15, 2013  PMcS
McDUGALD, Alex     WAUCHULA, Oct. 1 - (Special)
Alex McDugald, 67 died at his residence at Ft. Green early this morning.  Survivors are tow sons, Julian, Washington; James N., Dundee; two daughters:  Mrs. W. H. Hendry, Ft. Green, and Mrs. Robert F. Rich, Tampa; two stepchildren, Archie McDugald, Hamlet, N.C. and Mrs. Emily Tally, Cameron, N.C.  published Sunday 10 Oct 1943
McDUGALD, James Manning   Article, Tampa Sunday Tribune, Sunday, April 6, 1947


  James Manning McDugald, 21, of 7809 13th St., was instantly killed in an early morning automobile accident yesterday and a friend, Emett Everett Wilkes, 23, 809 E. Lambright St., driver of the car, was charged with criminal negligence by Justice of Peace Spicola and bound over to criminal court under a $2000 bond.
  City Traffic Sgt. Campbell and Officers Powell and Shurtleff reported that Wiles was driving north on North Blvd. at a speed of 45 to 50 miles an hour.  The officers quoted Wilkes as saying he was driving 25 miles an hour and swerved a the intersection of North Blvd. and Roberts St. to miss a loose brick turned up.
            Car Hits House
  The car struck an electric Light pole at the northwest corner of North Blvd. and Roberts St., traveled along a sidewalk and struck the front steps of a house at 1604 North Blvd., the officers reported.  The car then turned over on its right side and slid 26 feet, they added.
  McDugald became the seventh traffic fatality within the city limits and the 15th within the county since the first of the year.
  Survivors are, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. McDugald, Tampa; a brother, M. L. McDugald, Opalocka; five sisters, Misses Betty Ann and Maureen Frances McDugald, Mrs. J. W. Wilhelm, Mrs. Joyce Watkins, all of Tampa, and Mrs. A. T. Parnell, Victorville, Calif.; an uncle, Police Chief J. C. McDugald, Palmetto; and an aunt, Mrs. Lula George, Brownsville, Texas. 

James Manning McDugald obituary, published Sunday 6 April, 1947

McDUGALD, JAMES MANNING - Funeral service ofor James Manning McDugald, 21, resident of 7309 13th St., who passed away Saturday, will be held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Wilson Sammon Company Funeral Home with interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  T. E. Braston, Emmett Wilkes, Homer Alderman, Warren Jarvis, Kenny Wheat and Jake Wood.
McDUGALD, MRS. MARY E. - Mrs. Mary E. McDugold, 86 years old, born Barber County, Alabama and came to Palmetto when she was 15 years old. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lula George of Texas and Mrs. Minnie Lesure of Tampa; two sons, Millard McDugald of Tampa and Jeffe C. McDugald of Palmetto; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Palmetto with burial in Palmetto Cemetery.  published Tuesday 11 Dec 1945
-Funeral services for Millard Alexander McDugald, 73, resident of 7311 13th St., will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Chapel of Wilson Sammon Company Funeral Home with Rev. Walter T. Cross, pastor of the North East Methodist Church, to officiate.  Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery.  The memorial Lodge No. 20, f&AM will conduct graveside services.  Pall bearers:  Pete Franks, Fred Knight, David White, Oscar Wages, Paul Bearss, and Alec McDugald.
McDUGALD, MRS. ROSA LOWRY - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lowry McDugald, 70, resident of 7311 13th St., who passed away Wednesday night at ther home, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Chapel of Wilson Sammon Company Funeral HOme, with Rev. Walter T. Cross, Pastor of the North East Methodist Church, to officiate.  Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Napier Kinsman, Alec McDugld, Fred Knight, David White, Paul Bearss, and R. O. Wages.    published Friday 01 Feb 1963


MILLER, Elizabeth (Schleman) "Betty," ( 5th. Generation Tampa )
Betty age 89 of Tampa, passed peacefully at home on April 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Judge Thomas A. Miller, Sr. She was a fifth generation resident of Tampa.
Betty is survived by sons, Tom A Miller, Jr. and wife Judy; and Steven L. Miller Sr. and wife Jane. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Thomas III, James, Danielle, Steven Jr., and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Meg, Tatyana, Jessica, Kiana, Jamie, Thomas IV and Christian; and great, great- granddaughter, Taniyah.Friends will be received on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Tampa. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. - Tampa Tribune, Sunday, April 14, 2013  ...PMcS
PASS, Donald Nelson       SYDNEY, FL
 Donald Nelson Pass, 72, of Sydney, Florida, where his family has lived for generations, born July 17, 1939, and entered into eternal rest on March 8, 2012, due to congestive heart failure. He was a Master Gunsmith and an orange grove farmer. PASS, DonaldHe is survived by his wife of 54 years Camilla Mabry Pass; children Melanie Frazier and her husband Richard, and Don Pass and his wife Robin; daughter-in-law Sue; mother-in-law Eleanor Toole Mabry; grandchildren - "the apples of his eyes" - Erica Avellan (Bernardo), Hillary Failes (Jon), Donald "Nelson" Pass, III., Mabry Pass, Emilee Pass, and Anna Pass; and "precious" great-grandchildren Jack Avellan and Melanie Avellan. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Jack and Winnie Pass, and son Clayton Lee Pass.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 11 from 6-8:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 12 at 11:00 A.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
RIGGS, KATHERINE T. , 53, of Tampa died Thursday in Tampa. A native of Hillsboro, N.C., she had lived in the Tampa Bay area 33 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Concord Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Roy A. Sr.; one son, Roy A. Jr. of Tampa; one daughter, Katherine Jean Menendez of Riverview; three brothers, Franklin Terrell of Webster, Freddie Terrell of Tampa and George Terrell of Plant City; four sisters, Joyce Hall of Efland, N.C., Gail Page of Jasper, and Charlene Starling and Diane Starling, both of Land O' Lakes; and two grandchildren. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa. Tampa Tribune, April 27, 1991
RILEY - M.J. Riley, aged sixty-five years, died at this residence on Forty-third Street late Tuesday night.  The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence.  The interment was in the Mathews Cemetery at Seffner under the directions of the Henderson-Blount Company.  The deceased leaves three daughters and two sons besides his wife. published on Thursday 22 March 1917
ROGERS, Otilia A., 99 of Tampa, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2013. Born in and a lifelong resident of Tampa, she attended Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Jr. High School, and graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 1932.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke P. and Otilia A. Rogers; sisters, Grace M. Constande and Stella M. Carr.
She is survived by her sister, Florence R. Hurn of Tampa; nephews, Patrick F. Hurn (Mary) of Tampa, James E. Hurn (Gail) of Clearwater; and niece, Susan M. Robinson (Ron) of Lakeland, Tenn.
Otilia was a legal secretary with several local law firms during her career. She was active in the Tampa Little Theater and was a Catholic.
Private interment at a time to be determined. Visit the online guestbook at – The Tribune, Jan. 20, 2013               PMcS  
SANCHEZ, Mary, 93,
Mary was a proud native of West Tampa and lifelong resident, born on October 19, 1919, departed for heaven on April 12, 2013 to be with her beloved parents, Louis and Juana Sanchez; her son, Mario Sierra, Jr.; two grandsons, Armando Thomas, Jr. and David Sierra; great-granddaughter, Kali Thomas; cousins-like-brothers, Jerry, Mario and Robert Sanchez. She leaves with sad hearts her daughters, Jennie Sierra Somers (Cliff) and Candi Sierra Suhrheinrich (Bob); grandchildren, Mario Sierra, Jr., Ana Sierra, Margaret Cameros, Troy Thomas, Theresa Sierra, Danny Sierra, Linda Weiss, and Scott Hernandez; 20 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mary had a long and happy career in nursing. A private memorial will be held later.
Tampa Tribune, Sunday, April 14, 2013
SELMAN, Barbara, 81 of Tampa, went home to her Lord
 and Savior Jesus Christ on March 12. She was born in Tampa in 1931 but moved to Bradenton at age 8. After graduating from Manatee High School, she married Jim Selman. They moved to Tampa in 1957 after Jim became assistant sports editor of The Tampa Tribune. Barbara was a long-time member, Sunday School teacher, and choir member at Lake Carroll Baptist Church. For many years she taught hundreds of 4-year-olds at Lake Carroll Baptist Learning Center.
She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Mary Cantrell; and sisters, Edith Garrott and Hazel Seymour.
Barbara is survived by Jim, her loving husband of almost 63 years; four children, Robert Selman (Ardis) of Greenwood; Beckie Johnson (Terry) of Ocala; David Selman (Pam) of Tampa; and Tom Selman (Sherry) of Lake City; sister, Rosemary Nalls of Augusta, GA; brothers, Stan Cantrell of Palm Bay and Bill Cantrell of Sebastopol, CA; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Lake Carroll Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at Lake Carroll Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Slater officiating.
Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Barbara's name to either Lake Carroll Baptist Church, or Lake Carroll Baptist Learning Center. Blount and Curry in charge of arrangements. – Tampa Tribune, Friday, March 15, 2013


SWEAT, Lyle David ,73 of Plant City, went home to be with the Lord August 28, 2012, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.  He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Dennis Fedorovich of Tampa; daughter and son-in-law Kim and Jimmy Wilson of Plant City; grandchildren, Jack and Brett Fedorovich;  brothers, Lowell Sweat (Linda) of Lynchburg, Va, Mike Alderman of Plant City; Sever Alderman(Lisa) of Ruskin; and sisters, Delma Tatom of Chowchilla, CA, Karen Dirskeel (Don) of Seminole, FL.,
and Dell Murdock (Chuck) of Tampa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Sweat Alderman and father, Loyce David Sweat. Lyle graduated from Wimauma High School in 1957 and retired from General Telephone Company after 33 years of service. He was a member and deacon at Plant City's First Baptist Church.  Lyle loved to play sports, was honored as the outstanding high school sportsman for Hillsborough County and received the Pete Norton Sportsmanship Award in 1957.  He enjoyed being with his family and friends and loved traveling, going to Gator football games and watching Tampa Bay Rays baseball on Television.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 31, at Plant City's First Baptist Church, 503 N. Palmer St., where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Mt. Enon Cemetery, Plant City. Memorial contributions may be made to the    Plant City's First Baptist Church Building Fund, and/or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at
St. Petersburg Times, January 6, 1997:
"SMITH , ANNIE L., 89, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 4, 1997) at Cambridge Nursing Center. She was born in Oxford, Ga., and lived most of her life in the bay area. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, William ""Curly'' Hurst , Tampa, and Orison J. Hurst , Georgia. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview."
Tampa Tribune, January 6, 1997:

"ANNIE L. SMITH , 89, of Tampa died Saturday at Cambridge Nursing Center. A native of Oxford, she was a longtime resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and member of Northside Baptist Church. She is survived by two brothers, William "Curly" Hurst of Tampa and Orison J. Hurst of Georgia. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview."

 WAHLEN, Leonard M
Leonard was an icon in South Tampa for over fifty years left this life on April 9, 2013 to join all who passed before him. He leaves many that loved him and called him friend.
He is survived by his daughter, Pat and husband Ed; granddaughter, Chris (Rob); grandson, Edward III (Jamee); grandson, Jerry; granddaughter, Janice (Dave); granddaughter, Maxine; great grandchildren, Megan, Marty, Meredith, Chad, Josh, Alicia and Casey; great- great grandchildren, Joey and Dakota. He also leaves his sisters, Genevieze, Teresa, and Mary. Len was born on August 10, 1922 in Germantown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He attended LaSalle High School and College where he lettered in football, swimming, and track. In 1936, he ran against Jesse Owens in the Penn Olympics. He went on to serve the country he loved in WWII (Pacific Theater) and then to Tampa as a Military Policeman where he later was discharged and decided to stay.
He met the love of his life, Ethel, and together they shared fifty years of marriage until she passed in 1997. Later he married a close friend Mary and they were together for five years. He owned and operated MacDill Tire and Battery at Swann and MacDill Ave for 46 years and was very active in the Tampa community. He served in positions such as, President of Palma Ceia Lions Club, Chaplain of Hillsborough Lodge #25 for 42 years, President of the Ritual Team at Egypt Temple Shrine, President of Maxwell Klan of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa, Eastern Star chapter 11, American Legion Post 139 and numerous other organizations.
In lieu of flowers it is requested that you make a donation in his name to either Lifepath Hospice of Tampa or the Shriners Hospital for Children. "John Francis Alowishus McGillicuddy over and out". Visit the online guestbook at  Tampa Tribune, Sunday, April 14, 2013...PMcS
MILLER, Elizabeth (Schleman) "Betty," ( 5th. Generation Tampa )
Betty age 89 of Tampa, passed peacefully at home on April 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Judge Thomas A. Miller, Sr. She was a fifth generation resident of Tampa.
Betty is survived by sons, Tom A Miller, Jr. and wife Judy; and Steven L. Miller Sr. and wife Jane. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Thomas III, James, Danielle, Steven Jr., and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Meg, Tatyana, Jessica, Kiana, Jamie, Thomas IV and Christian; and great, great- granddaughter, Taniyah.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Tampa. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. - Tampa Tribune, Sunday, April 14, 2013  ...PMcS

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