Our Obituaries

Julio Santana

June 24, 1939 - January 28, 2018


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Betty Marie Dekle

July 9, 1935 - January 26, 2018

DEKLE, Betty, age 82, of Lakeland, FL passed away on January 26, 2018. Betty was born in Americus, GA to Amos and Mary Lassiter on July 9, 1935. She and her brother loved music and played guitar at a local radio station in Plant City, FL as teenagers. She loved to dance, garden and be outside. Christmas was her favorite holiday and spending time with family and friends was dear to her heart. She...
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Sheila Ann Pearson

July 2, 1957 - January 25, 2018

PEARSON, Sheila Ann, age 60, of Plant City, FL passed away on January 25, 2018. Sheila was an elementary school teacher and a caregiver to many. She loved going on cruises, gardening and was a volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Lemine; father, Charles Day; and husband, Bill Pearson. Loving family who survive are her two sons, Phillip Lemine (Kristen)...
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Verna C. Harris

March 6, 1915 - January 24, 2018

HARRIS (Keen), Verna C., age 102 and a lifetime resident of Plant City, FL passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at home. Verna was born on March 6, 1915 and is predeceased by her husband, E.S. "Sebe" Harris; parents, Mamie Young Keen and W.A. Keen; sister, Jeanette Keen Harris; and brother, J.C. Keen. Verna was well known with her husband in the Cork community as a farming family growing...
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Jo Ann Brown

August 21, 1943 - January 22, 2018

BROWN, Jo Ann, age 74, beloved sister and faithful prayer warrior was called home to God on January 22, 2018. She certainly has earned her rest. Jo Ann was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, part of the Presidential Prayer Team, an animal lover, a strong supporter in missionary work, and a philanthropist.She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Willa Faye Brown. Family who...
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Helen Faye Gill

May 29, 1929 - January 21, 2018

GILL, Helen Faye, age 88 of Plant City, FL passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was born in Hanceville, AL. She was a member of Knights Baptist Church and loved doing crafts, gardening, and reading. Helen deeply loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Gill. Survivors include one son, Robert Greer (Judy); four...
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Lenora B. Shockley

August 1, 1918 - January 18, 2018

SHOCKLEY, Lenora "Becky" age 99 passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at home. She was born on August 1, 1918 in Hamilton, OH. Lenora was the ninth of fifteen children born to Ansel and Parriet Beckelhymer. She is predeceased by her husband, Leroy, her parents, and twelve siblings. She has two brothers still living, Oscar Beckelhymer and Sturlen Beckelhymer.While living in Hamilton, OH,...
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Martha Romero

June 10, 1952 - January 16, 2018

El Amor de Nuestra MadreMartha Romero fue llamada al hogar de nuestro Señor el martes, 16 de enero de 2018. Nació el 10 de junio de 1952 a María Natividad Castro y Basilio Rojas en Acambaro, Guadajuato México, pero llamó a Plant City, Florida, su hogar durante 29 años.Martha se casó con el amor de su vida Rubén Romero en 02/27/71. Vivieron una vida maravillosa, gloriosa y cumplida junto con sus...
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Walter Leo Howes

August 5, 1951 - January 15, 2018

Walter Leo Howes1951 - 2018 Walter Howes, 66, passed peacefully due to medical complications on the evening of Monday, January 15th. A longtime resident of Plant City, Florida, he was born in Rumford, Maine, on August 5th, 1951. Walter was well known for his happy spirit and witty comical sense of life. A hard worker of multiple jobs his whole life, he enjoyed many...
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James Ira Lasher

August 12, 1928 - January 11, 2018

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Rose Marie Youngblood

December 4, 1937 - January 9, 2018

YOUNGBLOOD, Rose Marie (Miller), 80 of Lakeland, FL passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was Native Alaskan, born in Teller, Alaska to Frank and Olive (Daniels) Miller on December 4, 1937. She was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed crocheting, fishing, puzzles, and playing cards with her grandchildren. She was generous and kind, loved her family, and was totally selfless...
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Sara Elizabeth Henry

August 3, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Sara Elizabeth Yarbrough Henry, 88, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2018 at Avow Hospice following an extended illness. She was born August 3, 1929 in Tyty, GA to Joe Yarbrough and Emily Wood Yarbrough. As a teenager she worked in Ft. Myers at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, then at Prathers Laundry & Dry Cleaning, where she met her husband to be, James Bert Henry Jr.; they married in...
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Peggy Marie Longsine

October 23, 1946 - January 4, 2018

October 23, 1946 - January 4, 2018Peggy Marie (Tarry) Longsine, age 71, of Plant City, FL passed away unexpectedly on Thursday January 4, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 23, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Lloyd W. and Loretta (Walters) Tarry. Peggy graduated from Weyauwega High School in 1964. She enjoyed cheerleading and playing flute in the high school marching band. She attended...
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Robert Milton Stetter

April 12, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Robert Milton Stetter, age 86, currently of Plant City, FL, and of Morgantown, W. VA, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2018. Robert was born on April 12, 1931 in Lancaster County, PA and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Fulton and Carrie Brubaker Stetter. Robert attended Eastern Menonite College, Moody Bible Institute and Goshen College, where he met his wife. He and Lila Rae...
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Jackie Gene Godwin

December 19, 1934 - December 31, 2017

GODWIN, Jackie G. age 83, of Plant City, FL passed away on December 31, 2017. Jackie retired from both CSX Railroad and the Florida National Guard. He was a member of Turkey Creek First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cecil Godwin; and his brother, Jim Godwin. Jackie is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley Godwin; son, Kenny Godwin (Shannon); daughter...
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Reta Kaye Hutson

November 18, 1961 - December 28, 2017

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Terri Hamil Price

July 15, 1955 - December 23, 2017

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Terrance Allen Longsine

June 11, 1946 - December 22, 2017

LONGSINE, Terrance A. "Terry", age 71, of Plant City, FL passed away on December 22, 2017 in Lakeland, FL. He was born on June 11, 1946 in Appleton, WI to Herbert Levi and Norma Ida (Schmidt) Longsine. Terry graduated from Appleton High School in 1964 where he served in the horn line of the Appleton Americano's Drum and Bugle Corps where he often played taps at military funerals or Memorial Day...
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Thomas Ray Kent

May 24, 1965 - December 22, 2017

KENT, Thomas Ray, age 52 of Dover, FL passed away on December 22, 2017. He was born on May 24, 1965 in Millington, TN to Thomas and Sabra (McHenry) Kent. He was an employee of ACHA for 20 years. He loved fishing and racing. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas R. Kent. He is survived by his mother, Sabra Molly Kent; his daughter, Kaylee Kent; and two brothers, William and Gary Kent.You...
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Herman Joseph Richarme

January 9, 1930 - December 22, 2017

RICHARME, Herman J., age 87, of Plant City, FL passed away peacefully on December 22, 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospice House. Herman was a United States Marine Corps Veteran and an Air Force Veteran. He served his country proudly during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas P. and Lucille (Andry) Richarme; his wife, Claire Richarme; six siblings; and several...
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Nathan Alexander Eugene Barron

January 24, 1990 - December 19, 2017

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Russell Chesley

May 30, 1945 - December 18, 2017

Russell Chesley III, 72, passed away on December 18, 2017 at South Florida Baptist Hospital after a two-year battle with lung cancer. He is preceded in death by his former spouse, Pamela Fair Gross, his mother Elsie Jones Adams, and father Russell Chesley, Jr. He was born on May 30, 1945 in Montgomery, Alabama, and was raised in Columbus, Georgia. Russell played guard for Clearwater High School's...
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Magdiel Junior Resendiz

December 30, 2004 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Wells Memorial and Event Center, Plant City, FL.Service information is currently pending.
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Jerome Shelley

November 23, 1939 - December 8, 2017

SHELLEY, Jerome, 78 of Dover, FL went home to his Heavenly Father December 8, 2017. He was born November 23, 1939 in Tumbleton, Alabama. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerri Shelley; sons, Todd Shelley (Kim) and Jason Rappe'; daughters, Tracie Goff (Wayne) and Rene' Miller (Jerry); eight grandchildren; Jonathon Goff (Danielle), Jeremy Goff (Kelly), Megan and Stefan Shelley, Noah Dooley,...
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Mary Lena Seiver

May 22, 1925 - December 1, 2017

Mary Lena Owen Seiver, 92, went to heaven peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born in Eustis, Florida on May 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late M. Martin and Elizabeth Ward Owen, Mary Lena is preceded in death by her loving husband, the Rev. Marion Anderson Seiver; and her granddaughter, Ashley Odom.Mary Lena grew up in Plant City, Florida and attended Mars Hills College for...
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Carolyn Geneva Proctor

February 23, 1939 - November 28, 2017

PROCTOR, Carolyn Frances, age 78, of Plant City, Florida passed away on November 28, 2017. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Dewitt Proctor; and her children, Bobby, Randy and Tammy Proctor, Donna Buckingham; and five grandchildren. Private services will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.wellsmemorial.com.
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Ruth Helen Hanan

September 2, 1933 - November 24, 2017

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Tammi Anne Kraft

August 1, 1959 - November 21, 2017

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Joanne Gray Pugliese

September 29, 1954 - November 21, 2017

PUGLIESE, Joanne Gray, age 63, of Plant City, FL passed away on November 21, 2017. Joanne was born in Plant City, FL and retired from Alcoa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, and her brother in law. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jerry Pugliese; two daughters, Gina Guinn (Joseph), Lisa Pugliese; three sisters, Wanda Campbell, Carrie Eichorn (Kenny), Betty...
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Herman Steiner

January 13, 1933 - November 19, 2017

STEINER, Herman "Hank", age 84 of Plant City, Florida passed away on November 19, 2017. Hank was born on January 13, 1933 in Queens, New York to Max and Betty (Kreutzer) Steiner. He retired from the United States Navy as and E6 after serving during Vietnam, Africa, Phillipines, Southpole and Korea. He was a member of American Legion Post 26. Hank also worked at Ryder Truck Rental as a...
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George Chavez

November 4, 1923 - November 19, 2017

CHAVEZ, George, age 94, of Dover FL passed away on November 19, 2017. He was a United States Navy, Veteran of WWII. George was the second son of Miguel and Clementina Chavez, Tampa, Florida, born on November 4, 1923 preceded in death by his three brothers, Henry, James and Rudolph, and his sister Rose.He is survived by his loving wife, Jennie Ruth Chavez, of 68 years, daughter Ruth Ann Coleman ...
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Goldie Carolyn Eady

November 5, 1934 - November 18, 2017

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Ruby Leora Harrell

September 18, 1920 - November 16, 2017

HARRELL, Ruby L., age 97, of Dover, FL passed away on November 16, 2017. Ruby was born on September 18, 1920 in Dover, FL to George and Ruby Lucille (Langford) Williamson. She was a lifetime resident of Dover. Ruby loved singing at church and gardening around her yard. In her younger years, she loved sewing. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Gaston Harrell Sr.; her daughter, Kay Hooker;...
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Jack Brisley Shaw

February 23, 1926 - November 12, 2017

SHAW, Col. Jack Brisley, age 91, of Plant City, FL passed away on November 12, 2017. Jack was born on February 23, 1926 in Vancouver, Canada. Col. Shaw was in WWII and Korea in the Merchant Marines and in Vietnam in the Air Force. He was a pilot and also worked at the Pentagon for the Department of Defense and the Department of History. He was a graduate of University of Chicago Booth School of...
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Robert Edward Murphy

October 11, 1932 - November 12, 2017

MURPHY JR., Robert "Murf" Edward, age 85, of Plant City, FL passed away on November 12, 2017. He was born in Scranton, PA and moved to Florida 28 years ago. He was a US Army veteran and retired from Consolidated Freightways. Murf is preceded in death by his former wife, Shirley Ross; daughter, Kathy Schwartz; brother, Joseph Murphy; and sisters, Peggy Phillip and Mary Miller. Loving family who...
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Leon Rowe Boothe

February 9, 1928 - November 10, 2017

BOOTHE, Leon R., age 89, of Lake Wales, FL passed away on November 10, 2017. Leon was born in Elba, AL and retired from Chevron Oil Company. He was a kind hearted, soft spoken, southern gentleman. He loved to garden, tinker with anything he could get his hands on, had a great sense of humor and was an epic storyteller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Boothe and his sister, Foye...
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Thomas George Palega

October 10, 1953 - November 8, 2017

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Teresa Maryanne Yavit

September 17, 1959 - November 7, 2017

Teresa (Terri) Yavit passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, after her lengthy battle against cancer. First beating breast cancer, then fighting and losing to sarcoma. Born in 1959 in South Amboy, NJ to Frank and Effie Wendolek. Terri was the youngest of 3 children in the family. Her brother Jim and sister Fran both predeceased her.She is survived by her husband, Bill. Terri and Bill...
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James Andrew Hopkins

March 18, 1933 - November 4, 2017

HOPKINS, James Andrew, age 84, of Plant City, FL passed away on November 4, 2017. He was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of Springhead Baptist Church. He also retired from TECO. James was preceded in death by his parents, David Harrison Hopkins and Bethrie Dora Hopkins; three sisters, Rena Cree Tuck, Viola Mae Viars, Lucille Frances Thompson; and two brothers, William Garfield...
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Joseph Alan Register

August 24, 1954 - November 3, 2017

REGISTER, Alan, 63 of Plant City passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. Alan worked as a bus driver for the Hillsborough County School System for over 24 years. He also owned and operated Alan's Lawn Care for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Estelle Register. Alan is survived by Michael Hannaford; brother, Donnie Smith and many friends and extended family. A...
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Janis Beryl Sorensen

February 1, 1928 - November 1, 2017

SORENSEN, Janis B., age 89, of Zephyrhills, FL passed away on November 1, 2017. She was born in Greenville, MI to Wayne M. and Lenore Irene (Earl) DeBree on February 1, 1928. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 12:30pm at Florida National Cemetery.Condolences may be made online at www.wellsmemorial.com.
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Linda Susan Ansell

August 4, 1948 - October 26, 2017

ANSELL, Linda S., age 69, of Plant City, FL passed away on October 26, 2017. Linda was born on August 4, 1948 in Charleston, SC to Walter and Alice Palmer. She was a mail carrier.Linda was preceded in death by her husband, David Ansell; and her two brothers, Ray and Russell Palmer. Family who survive are her son, Austin Daniels; and sister, Jennifer Crowley. There are no services scheduled.
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Judith Marie Tew

March 13, 1959 - October 24, 2017

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Luther Edward Beach

April 12, 1940 - October 23, 2017

BEACH, Luther E., age 77, of Plant City, FL passed away on October 23, 2017. Luther was born in Plant City, FL to Owen and Beatrice (Varnum) Beach on April 12, 1940. He loved gardening, fishing, canning and watching Bucs football. He was a member at Ahava Baptist Church in Plant City.Luther was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Beatrice Beach; stepmother, Olean Beach; brothers, Bobby and...
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Mary Catherine Marchner

November 5, 1925 - October 23, 2017

MARCHNER, Mary C., age 91, died on October 23, 2017. She was born Mary Catherine McKie on November 5, 1925 in Miami, FL to Mildred Fowler McKie of Lebanon, CT and Robert Patterson McKie of Glasgow, Scotland. Mary graduated from Ponce Deleon High School in Miami, Class of 1944, and Cadet Nurse Corps in January of 1946. She married Michael R. Marchner Sr. in 1946. She moved to Plant City with her...
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Donald Joseph White

December 19, 1946 - October 17, 2017

WHITE, Donald Joseph "Joe", age 70, of Plant City, FL passed away on October 17, 2017. Joe was a kind man and loved working on his dune buggy's with his two sons. He was preceded in death by his father, George Preston White. Loving family who survive are his mother, Ernestine Leona Whiddon; his wife of 47 years, Cathy White; sons, Troy White and Shayne White (Amanda); daughters, Shelle Harper ...
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Johnnie McDaniel

August 23, 1929 - October 16, 2017

McDaniel, Johnnie Frances "Frankie", age 88, of Plant City, FL passed away on October 16, 2017. She was a factory/machine worker at Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Company for 42 years and a lifetime resident of Plant City. Frankie attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Plant City where she was also a "greeter" for church services.She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Leta Lee Rogers; husband, Henry...
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Rodrigo Ignacio Marquez

October 17, 1993 - October 14, 2017

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Nita Ann Hosterman

August 21, 1941 - October 4, 2017

HOSTERMAN, Nita Ann, age 76, of Plant City, FL passed away while under hospice care on October 4, 2017. Nita was born on August 21, 1941 in Toledo, OH to James Dale Cordy and Virginia Juanita (Wells) Cordy. She was a teacher.Nita is preceded in death by her brother, Mike. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ronald; sons, Craig and Tim; daughter, Kim; brothers, Dale, Jerry and Denny...
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Marjorie Ann Ploor

July 21, 1932 - October 2, 2017

Marjorie Ann Spindler Ploor, age 85, went to be with the Lord on October 2, 2017. Margie was born on July 21, 1932 in Wheeling, W. VA to Floyd Allison Spindler and Margaret Mary Ayres Spindler. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Margaret Spindler; husband, Frank Ploor; sister, Patricia Gould and her husband, Lt. Col. David E. Gould; and brother, William Ploor and his wife, Audrey...
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Walter Rowland Sheldon

January 18, 1933 - October 1, 2017

SHELDON Jr., Walter Rowland, age 84, of Plant City, FL passed away on October 1, 2017. Walter was born in Boston, MA and was a United States Marine. He is survived by his two sons, Stephen and Michael Sheldon; his brother, George Sheldon; two sisters, Betty Campanella and Nadia Bright; and four grandchildren.A service with military honors will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL...
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Lawrence Preston King

July 30, 1951 - September 26, 2017

KING Jr., Lawrence "Preston", age 66, of Plant City, FL went to be with our Lord on September 26, 2017. Preston was born and raised in Plant City and was a US Army veteran. He was a well known barber in Plant City for many years. He enjoyed watching reality television, watching old movies and listening to 50's and 60's music. He was a kind man who always wanted to do right by...
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Gene F. Schubert

August 10, 1928 - September 25, 2017

SCHUBERT, Gene F., age 89, of Plant City, FL passed away on September 25, 2017 under hospice care in Lakeland, FL. Gene was a member at Eastside Baptist Church in Plant City and also retired from the phosphate industry at AMAX.He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Sharp Schubert; son, Robert Thomas Moore; brothers, Ray and Elmer Schubert; and sister, Emma Hill. Family who survive are...
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Joseph Arnold Lang

September 18, 1934 - September 24, 2017

LANG, Joseph Arnold, age 83, of Plant City, FL passed away on September 24, 2017 in Wauchula, FL. He was a member of First Baptist Church Plant City. As a young man, he enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing sports with his kids. He worked as a Personnel and Safety Manager and retired from the phosphate industry at Consolidated Minerals Inc. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Ann...
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Irene Mae Lee

May 30, 1930 - September 20, 2017

LEE, Irene Mae, age 87, of Plant City, FL passed away at her home on September 20, 2017. She was a member at Countryside Baptist Church in Dover, FL, and enjoyed working on puzzles, doing word searches, and watching television. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Irene Pickard; sons, Roy Gene Carlisle and Wayne Keith Carlisle; sister,...
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Michael Bernardi

June 26, 1937 - September 15, 2017

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Walter Fulwood

June 1, 1948 - September 13, 2017

FULWOOD, Terry, age 69, of Plant City, FL passed away on September 13, 2017. Terry was full of life and loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. and Louise Fulwood; brother, David Fulwood; and sister, Janet Fulwood Goodson. He is survived by his son, Travis Fulwood; daughter, Deanna Stiers; brothers, Ronnie Fulwood and J.W. Fulwood; sisters, Dava Wright, Annette Lott and Mary...
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Ronald Edwin Faris

May 21, 1935 - September 13, 2017

FARIS, Ronald Edwin, age 82, of Plant City, Florida passed away on September 13, 2017. Ron was a member of Sydney First Church of God and enjoyed doing puzzles, taking care of his plants and reading. He was a people lover!He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Vada Faris; and his brother, Paul Vaughn Faris. Loving family who survive are his sister, Lois Lastinger Kinchen (Robert);...
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Julia Mae Smith

November 13, 1941 - September 12, 2017

Smith, Julia M., age 75, of Lakeland, FL passed away on September 12, 2017. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Smith and sister, Mary Norman. She is survived by her son, Leroy Reed Hayes; daughters, Betty Jean Munson and Dorothy "Edna" Johnson (Troy); brother, Billy Brown; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.Services are currently pending.
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James A. Coker

January 9, 1924 - September 8, 2017

COKER, James A., age 93, of Plant City, passed away September 8, 2017. James was a US Army Veteran and is survived by his wife Ada "Dean" Coker, his children and other loving family members. Dean and Jim were married for 75 years.A visitation will be held at Wells Memorial in Plant City on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 10-11am, and a funeral service will begin at 11am. Burial will...
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Peter Joseph Finucane Terlop

November 23, 1997 - September 3, 2017

FINUCANE-TERLOP, Peter Joseph, age 19, of Plant City, FL died on September 3, 2017 in a tragic car accident. Peter was born in Maywood, IL and moved to Florida where he recently graduated. Peter was full of life and spent a lot of time as an advocate for GLSEN. Peter touched every life that crossed his path, he believed in equality, fought for those who could not fight for themselves, and lived...
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Jacklon C. Phillips

March 4, 1940 - August 29, 2017

PHILLIPS, Jacklon C., age 77, of Lakeland, FL passed away on August 29, 2017. Jacklon was born in Colquitt, Georgia to William Curtis and Della (Bloodworth) Causey on March 4, 1940. She moved to Florida as a young adult. She attended New Home Baptist Church in Lakeland.Jacklon was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Dianne Lenz; and her sister, Valdra Ann Klein. Family who survive are her...
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Antoinette Josephine Ravnikar

April 4, 1927 - August 24, 2017

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Virginia Cannon Harrison

August 22, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Harrison, Virginia (Cannon), age 72, of Plant City, FL passed away on August 20, 2017. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, loved animals, and was the best homemade ice cream maker. She also loved her family dearly.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverley Harrison. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jim Harrison; daughter, Sheri McDonald; grandson, Cannon McDonald; ...
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Inez Harris

December 29, 1926 - August 18, 2017

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Terry Dean O'Donnell

October 29, 1947 - August 16, 2017

O'Donnell, Terry Dean, 69 of Plant City passed away on August 16, 2017. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on October 29, 1947. He is a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. O'Donnell is survived by his children; Tara King, Todd O'Donnell, and Amy Minden from Fort Smith, Arkansas; brother; Denny O'Donnell, sister; Sherry Lee and seven grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at www...
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Erma Jean Zaiser

October 8, 1933 - August 15, 2017

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Lisa Jane Garcia

April 15, 1959 - August 13, 2017

GARCIA, Lisa Jane, age 58, of Lakeland, FL passed away on August 13, 2017. Lisa attended Gibsonia Baptist Church in Lakeland and loved her family, going for walks when she could and her dog, Paducah. She is preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Carl M. Holt; and her sister, Carla Andres.Loving family who survive are her brother, Tony Holt and wife, Deborah; niece, Margaret Holt; and many,...
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William Edwin Booth

October 5, 1931 - August 11, 2017

BOOTH, William "Bill" Edwin, age 85, of Valrico, FL passed away on August 11, 2017 at his home. Also known as "Papa" to his family, Bill was born in East Taunton, MA to Edward Lincoln and Mary Isabelle (Walton) Booth on October 5, 1931. He moved to Florida in 1973. He enjoyed woodworking and was a United States Air Force veteran.Bill is preceded in death by his son, Richard Booth; his siblings,...
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Margaret Louise Long

February 28, 1924 - August 10, 2017

LONG, Margaret "Louise" Newsome, age 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, August 10, 2017, resting for her final journey home to be with the Lord.. She was born in Camilla, Georgia on February 28, 1924, and at age four moved to Plant City, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Pauline Newsome, older brothers, Brady and J.L. Newsome, and her husband...
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Wilma Margaret Woodson

March 1, 1934 - August 8, 2017

WOODSON, Wilma M., age 83, recently of Sebring, FL passed away on August 8, 2017. She was born to Joe and Emily (Wood) Yarbrough in Parrish, FL on March 1, 1934.Wilma will be remembered by her love of the outdoors and gardening. She leaves behind many loving family members and her two dogs.A visitation will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 10am-11am and a funeral service will begin at 11am. ...
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John Carlton McCoy

January 8, 1922 - August 7, 2017

MCCOY, John C., age 95, of Plant City, FL passed away on August 7, 2017. John was born to John Henry and Luvenia McCoy in Swainsboro, GA on January 8, 1922. John was a US Army veteran and a member at New Beginnings in Plant City. He loved music, playing his guitar, gardening, and, most of all, his family.He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Velma McCoy; daughter, Annie Pearl McCoy;...
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Virginia Pauline Grauman

January 30, 1922 - August 7, 2017

GRAUMAN, Virginia Pauline, age 95, of Brandon, FL passed away on August 7, 2017.Virginia was born in Cabell, West Virginia on January 30, 1922 to parents Edward Berry and Junita Vance. She was a dry cleaning manager in Ohio and later worked at the Singletons Shrimp Factory in Dover, Florida. She was a loving mother to all and considered everyone family. Virginia was preceded in death by her...
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Laura Imogene Rogers

February 20, 1943 - July 31, 2017

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Willa Faye Brown

June 3, 1924 - July 20, 2017

BROWN, Willa Faye (Thompson) joined her husband, Boyd Wilson Brown, Jr. in heavenly reunion on July 20, 2017. She was born on June 3, 1924 to Harvey and Anna Thompson in Willisburg, KY. She retired as a career Realtor from Louisville, KY to Brandon, FL in 1978. Willa Faye will be remembered for her loving spirit, faith, and sense of humor. Her prayers touched many as a member of First Baptist...
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Paul Scott Kirchner

June 12, 1952 - July 18, 2017

Paul Scott Kirchner, age 65, of Plant City, Florida, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Paul was born on June 12, 1952 in Pennsylvania to Lois and Roy Kirchner. He graduated from Clearwater High school in 1971 and attended HCC and then on to the University of Florida. On August 12, 1994, he married Joyce Kirchner. Paul was a prominent member of the...
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Harold Elmer Wilson

December 2, 1928 - July 15, 2017

WILSON, Harold E., age 88, of Tampa, FL passed away on July 15, 2017. Harold was born in Watha, NC on December 2, 1928. He was a United States Army veteran who served as a mechanic during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Vivian Wilson; brothers, Lincoln and Roger Wells; and sisters, Lois and Loree Wells.Harold leaves behind his beloved children: Steven A. Wilson and wife,...
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Lydia Angelina Paterson

August 18, 1959 - July 14, 2017

PATERSON, Lydia Angelina, age 57, of Valrico, FL passed away on July 14, 2017. Lydia was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Paterson. Loving family who survive are her mother, Alice Paterson; daughters, Ashley Swafford (Chris), Kara Berardicurti; brother, Robbie Paterson (Priscilla); sisters, Valerie Jackson, Missy Miller; and grandchildren, David, Mackay, Hannah and Lane Swafford. The...
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Ronald Glenn Houston

October 24, 1949 - July 13, 2017

HOUSTON, Ronald G., age 67, of Plant City, FL passed away on July 13, 2017. Ronald was born in Hoff, Germany on October 24, 1949. He was a member of First Baptist Dover. Loving family who survive are his wife of 20 years, Pamela Houston; his children, Steven Michael Houston, Stephen Ray Maxey (Cindy), Elizabeth Renee Houston, Jessica Chevier (John); six granddaughters, Gillian Houston, Aubrey...
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Mary Katherine King

May 26, 1923 - July 2, 2017

KING, Mary Katherine "Kathy", age 94, of Thonotosassa, Florida went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2017. Kathy was born to Charles Wilson and Nellie Gordon Wilson on May 26, 1923 in Tennga, Georgia. She was a high school athlete and attended business school. Kathy was married to her husband, Lester King, for 60 years before his passing. She was a banking Vice President and attended...
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Larry J. Goff

July 4, 1942 - June 25, 2017

GOFF Sr., Larry J., age 74, of Plant City, FL passed away on June 25, 2017. Larry was born and raised in Florida. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Plant City. He was a Mason and worked as a pipefitter with the Local 624/123 and loved to hunt deer, fish and gamble. He was preceded in death by his parents. Loving family who survive are his wife of nearly 58 years, Linda Goff; sons,...
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James Lee Stearns

September 27, 1924 - June 20, 2017

STEARNS, James Lee, age 92, currently of Lakeland, FL passed away in Plant City, FL on June 20, 2017. James was born on September 27, 1924 in Lomita, CA to Merle and Blanche (Fewell) Stearns. He was an Army veteran and an active member of Oasis Community Church in Lakeland, FL. James is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Smith (Ted), Starla Scarbro (Steve); his son, Merle Stearns (Barbara); and...
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Barbara Ann Simms

September 10, 1942 - June 12, 2017

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Judy Ann Coxon

April 19, 1943 - June 11, 2017

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Garth Wilbur Permenter

March 11, 1955 - June 10, 2017

PERMENTER, Garth W., age 62, of Plant City passed away at his home on Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was born on March 11, 1955 in Plant City, FL to Remer and Claudia (Roberts) Permenter. He worked with heavy equipment in the construction industry. Garth is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl (Kinder) Permenter. He is also survived by his mother, Claudia Pless; three sisters, Elaine (Mike),...
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James Irvin Rhew

January 18, 1925 - June 10, 2017

RHEW, James (Jim) I., 92, of Dover, FL passed away on June 10, 2017. He was born January 18, 1925 in Burlington, NC to Ed and Marie Rhew. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 during WW2 and flew over Germany, Africa and France. When he joined the Army there was No Air Force, but when it was formed in 1947, he was made part of the Air Force. Jim was a ball turret gunner in WW2, 458th...
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Jacquelyn Shenefield

April 16, 1948 - June 8, 2017

SHENEFIELD, Jacqueline "Jackie", age 69, of Bell, FL formerly of Plant City, FL passed away on June 8, 2017. Jackie was born in Plant City, FL. She married her high school boyfriend, George Shenefield, in 1968. After marrying George, they moved to Germany. She traveled with him throughout his military career. The finally settled back in Florida, and in 2012 she retired to Bell, FL with...
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Robert Franklin Jenkins

July 23, 1964 - June 8, 2017

JENKINS, Robert F., age 52, of Plant City, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was born in Deptford, England to Rafael F. Jenkins and Vinnel Hines. Robert was a boiler maker and was of the Christian faith. He loved the gym, reggae music and his family. Robert is survived by his wife Melissa Jenkins, two daughters: Makayla Jenkins, Sara Jenkins; his parents, Rafael and Vinnel; one...
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Alberto Sanchez

November 15, 1944 - June 8, 2017

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Robert Anderson Dowdy

December 17, 1956 - June 7, 2017

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Felix Santos

May 17, 1935 - June 7, 2017

SANTOS, Felix, age 82, of Zephyrhills, FL passed away on June 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Felix was born on May 17, 1935 in Corozal, Puerto Rico to Bonnfacio and Dolores (Rivera) Santos. He was a dairy farm worker and the eldest of all his many siblings. Family and work were his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Santos. He is survived by his three sons, Felix...
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Franklin Smith Brantley

June 8, 1937 - May 29, 2017

BRANTLEY, Franklin "Smitty", age 79, of Plant City, FL passed away on May 29, 2017. He was born in Columbus, GA to Robert and Marjorie (Smith) Brantley. Smitty was a United States Army veteran and a member of the American Legion in Plant City. He was a long time DART Container employee.He is preceded in death by his 2nd wife, Carol Brantley and daughter, Lesa Brantley. Family who...
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Roger L. Famanas

February 18, 1949 - May 29, 2017

FAMANAS, Roger L., age 68, of Plant City, FL passed away on May 29, 2017. Roger was born in the Philippines and found his forever home in Plant City. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and a Registered Nurse at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills most of his career. He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, the beach and the outdoors in general. He was preceded in death by his both of his...
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Kathryn Leigh Miller

September 28, 1951 - May 24, 2017

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Edward Thomas Cullins

September 21, 1950 - May 24, 2017

CULLINS, Edward T., age 66, of Plant City, FL passed away on May 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Edward was born in Tampa, FL to Lacy T. Cullins and Mary Louise (Jepson) Cullins. He was retired from the Ironworkers Local 397, and also owner and DJ of Music ETC. He was a member of High Rollers Car Club, Olin S. Wright Mason Lodge #79, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite member, and an...
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Joseph Daniel Dush

August 20, 1937 - May 23, 2017

Joseph Daniel Dush was born Aug. 20, 1937 in Irishtown, PA to Clyde and Margaret Collins Dush. He married Anna Marshall Shomo on Sept. 7, 2013 in Frenchville, PA. Mr. Dush went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2017. He graduated from Brady Twp High School in 1956 at Luthersburg, PA.Joseph is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeRoy and Bill; and sister, Sister Theresa Dush; and his first...
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Janie Kate Ussery

July 4, 1941 - May 16, 2017

USSERY, Janie K., age 75, of Dover, FL passed away on May 16, 2017. Janie was born in Jacksonville, FL. She was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and volunteered at her church. She loved flowers, gardening, an Thomas Kincaid artwork. Janie was preceded in death by her husband, Ranzer Cabe Ussery and her sister, Joanne Grundig. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Ussery; and her mother,...
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Carl Thomas

June 19, 1932 - May 16, 2017

THOMAS, Carl, age 84, of Plant City, FL passed away at home on May 16, 2017. Carl was born on June 19, 1932 in Plant City to George and Ola (Fordham) Thomas. He was a member of Springhead Baptist Church and was a retired veteran, farmer, fireman and truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, listening to bluegrass music, watching old western and Christmas movies, and having his morning coffee at McDonalds...
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Robert Edward Benner

November 24, 1940 - May 7, 2017

BENNER Jr., Robert Edward, age 76, of Plant City, FL passed away on May 7, 2017. Robert was born on November 24, 1940 in Buffalo, NY to Robert Benner Sr. and Dorothy (Fyfe) Benner. He was a United States Air Force veteran who served during Vietnam. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Benner; sister, Karen Rizzo; brother, Richard Benner; and many nieces and nephews. A private service will be...
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Raymond Edward Swindle

July 29, 1945 - May 4, 2017

SWINDLE, Raymond "Buddy" Edward, age 71, of Thonotosassa, FL passed away at his home on May 4, 2017. Buddy was born in Dover, FL on July 29, 1945 to Willard and Rosa (Hamm) Swindle. He graduated from Plant City High School in 1963. He started working at Anco which was later ESI in 1963, but had worked there also during the summer when he was younger doing construction, insulation, and sheet metal...
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