Blount & Curry Funeral Homes Carrollwood Chapel

Tampa was a very small city in 1913 when the doors first opened at the Blount Henderson Funeral Home. This partnership was short-lived however, with Frazier T. Blount purchasing Henderson's interest four years later, forming the F. T. Blount Company Funeral Home. In that era, funeral establishments were usually small converted residences. Searching for larger quarters, Mr. Blount purchased two homes on the northeast corner of Tyler and Marion Streets. One structure was converted to a funeral home and the other became his family residence. An enclosed passageway connected the two facilities creating Tampa's first funeral home staffed on a 24-hour basis. In 1952, Mr. Blount decided to retire and sold his business to two of his key employees, Henry Hale and Jack Yent, Sr. Three years later, Hale and Yent built Tampa's first conventional funeral home on Nebraska Avenue. That building now houses the administrative offices and training center for new employees and continuing education classrooms for all personnel. Over the years, numerous firms from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties joined the F.T. Blount firms, including Curry & Son Funeral Home, founded by Mark Curry, Jr. In late 2006, the Terrace Oaks Chapel was added to serve families of Temple Terrace and the Tampa area. Today, four chapels and three cemeteries proudly serve the residents of Tampa as members of the Blount & Curry family. Life is very precious. When a life does end, saying goodbye is very difficult. It is the mission of the Blount & Curry family of funeral homes to assist families through this most difficult period by providing the very finest services and cemeteries in the most caring and meaningful way.


Our Obituaries

Helen Reba Barrington

February 17, 1923 - May 22, 2017

Helen Reba Barrington, our dear mother passed away on May 22, 2017. She was 94 years old and precious in every way. Mom was born right here in Tampa at Tampa General Hospital in 1923, grew up with 5 brothers who she adored, married our wonderful father, Jim, at the end of World War II. They were high school sweethearts at Hillsborough High School. Our parents had 3 children, Lyn Weigel, Betty...
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Lucille Ann Wagoner

August 1, 1941 - May 22, 2017

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Alfreda Marie Williams

July 5, 1947 - May 22, 2017

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Ellen Kaye Riddell

August 28, 1952 - May 22, 2017

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Miguel Eliseo Serrano Chinchilla

May 24, 1933 - May 20, 2017

Miguel Eliseo Serrano, 83, of Tampa, Florida, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday May 20, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Blount & Curry CH Carrollwood, at 3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618. Mass in his honor will be celebrated on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Paul...
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Martha Naomi Thompson

August 15, 1927 - May 17, 2017

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Catherine M. Custer

June 16, 1955 - May 16, 2017

Catherine “Cathy” Mary Custer, 61, of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family.Funeral services will be held at St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (9724 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647) at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 20th. Burial will take place at 11am on Monday, May 22nd at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral, FL. Arrangements are by...
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Patricia L. Tisdel

December 23, 1943 - May 15, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Lois Tisdel, age 73, passed away Monday May. 15, 2017. She was of Lutheran Faith.Preceeding her in death was her husband Thomas and parents, Mary and William Matzen.Pat is survived by her brother William Matzen, sister Dolores Emerson, sister in law Patricia Matzen, nephews William and Kevin Matzen, and niece Dawn Marie Jacobs.Pat was a wonderful woman, who loved doing...
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Harold Ray Parker

December 23, 1946 - May 13, 2017

Parker, Harold Ray, 70, of Tampa, Florida passed away on May 13, 2017. Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of Tampa. He married Marilyn Arnold in July of 1968 at Open Bible Church in Tampa. Mr. Parker proudly served in the United States Army where he was a welder. He started CLM Commercial Landscaping & Maintenance in 1978 and passed his legacy onto his son, Chad. He had a strong Christian...
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Melba Joyce Spavin

December 27, 1932 - May 13, 2017

Melba Joyce Spavin, age 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 13, 2017 at her home in Lutz, FL from long term complications of diabetes and stroke. She was born December 27, 1932 to Herbert and Elvyn Durnell in Moline Illinois, and was the youngest of two children. Melba married the love of her life, William Edward Spavin of Carbon Cliff, Il, in 1956. A lifelong woman of faith, she enjoyed...
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Martin Theodore Kay

November 2, 1942 - May 13, 2017

Martin “TED” Theodore Kay, age 74 passed away Saturday May 13th, 2017.In lieu of flowers he requested that donations be made in his honor to St. Jude’s. You can donate online at www.stjude.org or by mail to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Ted was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he met and married his soul mate Katherine “Kathy” Kay. In 1993 he...
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Robert Francis

March 13, 1936 - May 12, 2017

Francis, Robert D. "Bob", 81, of Tampa, Fl was born in Dallas, Tx on March 13, 1936 and passed on May 12, 2017. Bob was predeceased by his parents Earl and Martha Francis, his brother Tommy Francis and his beloved son Robert "Bobby" Francis. He graduated from Mesquite High School in 1955 and Hendrix College in 1959. He spent much of his early years in the telecommunications industry with...
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Arliss Elizabeth Loveitt

January 10, 1932 - May 12, 2017

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Sara Ann Menard

June 9, 1934 - May 12, 2017

MENARD, Sara Ann, 82, of Tampa, FL, previously of Plymouth, MI, left this world to be with her beloved husband, James, May 12, 2017. She is survived by her son, Jim; and two daughters, Susie (Tim) and Sandi (Rusty); five grandchildren, Tim, Ashley, Tara, Brent, Amber; four great-grandchildren, Zoey, Kayla, Kolten, Hunter; and a sister by choice, Beatrice Gray. A memorial service will be held at...
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Bruce Le Vern Gardner

April 26, 1928 - May 10, 2017

Bruce LeVern Gardner, 89, passed away at his home in Tampa, FL on May 10, 2017.Bruce was born on April 26, 1928 in St. Louis, MO. He had a strong love for music and his family. Bruce worshiped at Bay Hope Church in Tampa. Bruce is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Charlene Gardner and had three sons: Byron (Masae), Colin (Tiffany) and Damon (Heather). Bruce was the Grandfather to five...
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Brent Gregoire Lavallee

July 24, 1979 - May 8, 2017

LAVALLEE, Brent Gregoire, 37, passed away on May 8, 2017, in Tampa, FL. He is survived by his wife, Jasmin and son, Brent Jr.; parents, Kenneth & Celia Lavallee; sisters, Nicole (Silas) Hudson and Lenee (Alex) Cedeno; brother, Kenny (Geanette) Lavallee Jr, all of Tampa, FL. Brent also leaves behind his “Nana” Carmen Tramontana Griffin; his grandmother, “Mama Doug” Rose...
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Pearl Ruth Muzzio

January 9, 1924 - May 4, 2017

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Mary Frances Hall

May 21, 1946 - May 3, 2017

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Patsy Ruth Flewelling

September 30, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Patsy R. "Pat" Flewelling, age 89, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on May 3, 2017, with her family by her side.She was born on September 30, 1927, in Port Huron, Michigan, to the late Leo and Edith Jowett.Pat married Richard Flewelling on June 23, 1951, in Port Huron. Dick passed awy on December 28, 2001.She graduated from Port Huron High School in 1946 and graduated from Central...
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Josephine Crave Romeo

September 4, 1923 - May 3, 2017

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Mary Frances Hall

May 21, 1946 - May 3, 2017

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Mary Frances Green

November 9, 1931 - May 2, 2017

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William Harrison Willard

October 6, 1928 - May 1, 2017

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Charles Frederick Thomas

July 4, 1932 - May 1, 2017

THOMAS, Charles Frederick, 84, of Tampa passed away on May 1, 2017. He is survived by his loving family. Service will be private.
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Harry Winfield Marsh

April 6, 1922 - April 30, 2017

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Judy Ella Millwater

January 9, 1947 - April 29, 2017

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Peter J. Bartek

August 30, 1941 - April 27, 2017

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. Donations can be made by mailing a check to 12902 Magnolia Drive, MBC-FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612, by calling 1-800-456-3434 ext. 1403 or online at www.moffitt.org/giving. Please make a note that the donation is in memory of Peter Bartek.
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Annette Teresa Crepeau

December 14, 1925 - April 27, 2017

Crepeau, Annette T, 91, peacefully passed away on April 27, 2017. She was born on December 14, 1925 in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Annette now joins her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert T Crepeau. Annette worked for a brief time with her husband Bob in his office in Carrollwood for State Farm Insurance. Annette was a homemaker and they both enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises. Annette was...
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Jacqueline Lassiter

May 26, 1929 - April 26, 2017

Jacqueline Calhoun Lassiter, 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Zephyrhills, Florida. The family will receive friends 12:00 noon, Sunday, May 7th. The service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, Georgia. The burial will immediately follow the service at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta. Jackie was born in Fairfield, Alabama on May...
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Charles Dwayne Porter

April 27, 1936 - April 25, 2017

PORTER, Charles D. (Chuck), 80, of Tampa Florida passed away April 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Gouverneur, New York. He retired from the Hillsborough County Clerk’s Office as the Property Control Manager. He was also the ADA Coordinator for the Tampa Sports Authority and the New York Yankees. Chuck was on the Board of Directors for the city of Tampa Mayor’s Alliance for...
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Mary Ann Kahn

May 6, 1925 - April 23, 2017

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Dennis Henry Weissing

June 24, 1923 - April 22, 2017

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MaryAnn Barger

August 12, 1934 - April 21, 2017

Mary Ann Barger, 82, passed away on April 21, 2017, in Tampa, Florida after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mary Ann was born in Antigo, Wisconsin to James and Marie Cavanaugh on August 12, 1934, but spent most of her life in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1952, and received her Degree as a Registered Nurse (RN) from St. Agnes School of Nursing...
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Earl Harry Stover

March 26, 1931 - April 21, 2017

Earl H. Stover, 86, of Tampa FL, went home to be with Lord on Friday, April 21, 2017. Earl is survived by his wife, Barbara, after 66 years of marriage, daughter Debbie (Lee) Smith, son Michael (Karen) Stover, 6 loving grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Earl was a loving father, husband and a friend to all. He was a food broker but his passion was working his land in Tampa and NC. ...
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Charlotte Williams Blackburn

August 27, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Charlotte Williams Blackburn, 88, of Tampa, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017.Charlotte was born in Anderson, SC to R. Stanley and Hattie Williams. She attended the University of Georgia in Atlanta before her marriage to the love of her life. She married C. Fred Blackburn on January 1, 1947 in Atlanta. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was involved in the United Methodist Women,...
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Lyle Kenneth Dabbs

October 15, 1929 - April 20, 2017

Lyle Kenneth (Bob) Dabbs Sr. went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2017. Lyle was originally from Hueytown, AL. but had been a resident of Tampa, FL for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 67 ½ years, Wanda Jean Dabbs; children, Carol Lynn Dabbs Wallace, Lyle Kenneth Dabbs Jr. (Pam), Donna Lee Dabbs Fara (Joseph), 7 grandchildren, 1 deceased grandchild and 12 great-grandchildren. Lyle...
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George Raymond Bartlett

July 31, 1930 - April 20, 2017

Bartlett, George Raymond, born July 31, 1930-died April 20, 2017. Survived by his children: Brenda, George Jr. (Virginia), Andrew (Kelly); and four grandchildren: Katie, Billy, Blake, and Madeline. George was a very special person with a spirit of adventure and a great sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, Father, Grandfather, Mentor, Colleague, and a friend to many.George grew up in the...
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Vivian Fernandez Calo

October 27, 1929 - April 20, 2017

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William Francis Fitzpatrick

November 19, 1946 - April 19, 2017

FITZPATRICK, William F., 70, died on April 19, 2017. William is survived by his two children, Deborah (Patrick Kinney) Fitzpatrick and Manassas, Virginia and Matthew Fitzpatrick of Salisbury, Maryland. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Daniel and Joseph Fitzpatrick. William served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968 and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged...
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Susann Penelope Curtis

November 24, 1934 - April 19, 2017

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Roland Lucien Gregoire

June 4, 1928 - April 18, 2017

Roland Lucien Gregoire, Sr.Tampa, FLRoland Lucien Gregoire, Sr. passed away on April 18, 2017. Roland, affectionately called “Greg” was born June 4, 1928, Thetford Mines, Quebec. He was founder and president of Greg’s Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, Inc. in Burlington, VT, a family business enterprise, semi-retiring upon the sale in 1983. He was an active community...
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Maureen Elise Sullivan

September 9, 1935 - April 18, 2017

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Gene Martin Kuhl

July 8, 1936 - April 18, 2017

KUHL, Gene M., 80, of Tampa, passed away on April 18, 2017. He was born in Norfolk, Nebraska. In 1953, he entered the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Fleet. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he married the former Paula Wells. After moving to Melbourne, Florida, he graduated from Rollins College obtaining a B.S. in Mathematics and program management. He worked for RCA as...
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Dorothy Berroth Busby

March 7, 1946 - April 16, 2017

Dorothy Joan Berroth BusbyPassed away April 16, 2017 in Tampa, FL after battling illnesses for the past few years, but was suddenly taken away on Easter Sunday. She was born March 7, 1946 in Albany, NY to Shirley and Edward Berroth who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her sister Judy. She is survived by her siblings Sandy McDaniel, Eddie (Jennifer) Berroth, David (Julie) Berroth,...
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Arthur Thompkies Criswell

January 13, 1922 - April 16, 2017

Criswell, Arthur Thompkies (A.T.) “Gene”, 95, of Tampa passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 16, 2017. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 69 years, “Sue” Criswell. He is survived by his daughters, Sandi (Ray) Hecksher and Deborah (Randy) Tate; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother-in-law,...
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Ethel Grace Bond

September 23, 1923 - April 15, 2017

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Thomas Nicholas Was

June 14, 1969 - April 15, 2017

THOMAS WAS Sr.June 14, 1969 - April 15, 2017 Tom is survived by his wife of 15 years, Michele Northrup, sons: Tommy Was Jr, Christian Northrup, Sebastian Northrup; mother, Donna Was; father, Dennis Was; brother, Dennis Was Jr; and sister, Courtney Was.Tom graduated from Leto High School in Tampa. Tom, the "Saucy Dude" traveled the country with their company, Intensity Academy, sharing...
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Oswald E. Caines

February 26, 1956 - April 14, 2017

Oswald ‘Ham’ Caines, age 61, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital. He was born on February 26, 1956 in Dieppe Bay, St. Kitts, to Gladys (Caines) Thomas and Edmond Prince.From a young age, Ham had a passion for music and could not wait to get to the band house to practice with Olughbayo, his first band. He sang Co-Lead on Ellie Matt’s Viva St. Kitts and...
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Virgil Alexander Kilgroe

March 11, 1921 - April 14, 2017

KILGROE, Virgil A. "Bud", 96, passed away peacefully in the presence of his children, Fred (Marian) Kilgroe, Margaret Puett, and Barbara Graves. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Angelina. He is survived by 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Virgil was a veteran of WW2, US Army Air Corp. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 28th at 2:30PM at...
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Alice M. Simpson

April 12, 1935 - April 14, 2017

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Robert Carl Rue

April 25, 1945 - April 12, 2017

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Lenora Levern Tucker

January 17, 1944 - April 12, 2017

TUCKER, Levern Lenora E. (Libby) passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Libby graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1962, retired from Hillsborough County Schools and raised three great children. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Don, son Lonnie (Denise) daughter Marcie Vogt (Shane) grandson Brendan Tucker, granddaughters Danielle Tucker,...
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Thomas Allan Miller

March 17, 1950 - April 9, 2017

MILLER, Thomas Allan, 67, died suddenly at home on April 9, 2017. Tom was born in 1950 in Wooster, Ohio to the late Harry and Gilda “June” Miller. He is survived by his Malabar High School sweetheart , Ann (Thompson) Miller, children Karen (Keith) Heavey and Sara (Jeremy) Newton, grandchildren Camden, Alexa, Harper and Owen, brothers and sisters Paul (Sue) Miller, Harry Miller and Ted...
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Kenneth Dean Schwartz

August 6, 1938 - April 8, 2017

SCHWARTZ, Kenneth D., 78, of Lutz, FL, passed away April 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Clara Schwartz. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Olivia Schwartz and daughter, Dawn White (Brent) and son Dean Schwartz (Tara) and granddaughters, Taylor, Mia and Ella.Mr. Schwartz grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. After serving in the Navy, he relocated to Jacksonville, FL and then...
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Jo Ann Stewart

July 18, 1942 - April 8, 2017

JoAnn Stewart, 74, of Tampa, FL, passed away on April 8, 2017 peacefully.The funeral service will be held at 2pm April 12, 2017 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church 709 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33612. Rev. Claudia Henderson will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 6pm – 8pm April 11, 2017 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Carrollwood. The family will have a private Interment...
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Ghislaine Legault

March 23, 1940 - April 8, 2017

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Gerald William Robbins

October 17, 1945 - April 8, 2017

Gerald, “Jerry” William Robbins, 71, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on April 8, 2017. Jerry was born in Lafayette, Indiana on October 17, 1945. He graduated from Carmi High School and continued on to receive an Engineering Degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana.Jerry worked as a Quality Engineer. He enjoyed boating, scuba diving, and golfing. He was also an active Ham...
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Dorothy Busse Anderson

August 25, 1920 - April 7, 2017

Dorothy Busse Anderson was born on August 25, 1920 in Roseau, MN. She was married to the love of her life, Orrie, for nearly 70 years until he passed in 2010. She and Orrie lived in Milwaukee, WI until 1970 when they moved to Florida. They lived in Land O’ Lakes FL from 1979 to 2012. In 2012, Dorothy moved to Anacortes, WA until she went home on April 7, 2017. She worked for many years as...
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Richard Eugene Neumaier

July 6, 1927 - April 6, 2017

Richard (Dick) Eugene Neumaier, age 89, passed away on April 6, 2017. He is survived by his fiancee, Jeanne Whitehurst, children Elizabeth Neumaier-Smith, Laura Ryan and Mark Neumaier, grandchildren Amber and Sterling Smith and David and Michael Bragg, and brother Harry Neumaier. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Alice Neumaier, brother Bud Neumaier, and sisters Beverly Vaughn,...
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Joseph Charles Dukes

May 2, 1976 - April 6, 2017

Joseph "Jay" C. Dukes, III, 40, of Tampa, FL died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Melech Hospice House. He was born on May 2, 1976 in Cleveland, OH to the late Joseph C. Dukes II and Patricia M. Hartman. He is survived by brother, Barrit Dukes of Mantua, OH; sisters, Amelia Dukes of Atwater, OH and Phoebe Dukes of Streetsboro, OH; nephews and niece include, River Dukes, Rylin Dukes, Kori...
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Lillian Loretta Brown

June 26, 1915 - April 6, 2017

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Susan B. Levy-Allen

May 19, 1958 - April 6, 2017

SUSAN BELINDA LEVY ALLENSusan Belinda Levy Allen, 58, lost her courageous 7-year battle with breast cancer on April 6, 2017. She died at her home in Lutz, Florida with her family at her side.Susan, the youngest of five daughters, was born May 19, 1958 in Kingston, Jamaica to Lydia Frances Levy and Vernon I.C. Levy. Educated in Jamaica, she immigrated to Miami, Florida in 1978. Two years after...
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Cheryl Gay Ware

November 29, 1956 - April 5, 2017

Cheryl Gay Ware, 60, of Zephyrhills, FL passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2017 in Zephyrhills, Florida. Cheryl was born in Gladwin, Michigan to Elroy and Betty Breault on November 29, 1956. She was a graduate of Pasco High School. Cheryl obtained her nursing degree from the University of South Florida. She worked as a registered nurse for nearly 40 years for multiple Tampa Bay area...
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Pedro Ruiz

January 31, 1937 - April 3, 2017

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Rose E. Fransko

August 29, 1927 - March 31, 2017

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Rose Fransko

August 29, 1927 - March 31, 2017

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Doris Arrawannah Litten

October 31, 1927 - March 31, 2017

LITTEN, Doris Arrawannah, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 31, 2017. She was born in Indiana and moved to St. Petersburg Florida in 1953. Doris worked for William R. Hough & Company for 45 years, obtained a partnership and was the first woman in the Municipal Bonds Department. She was one of the founding families of Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg Florida where she...
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Alma Paulet Smith

November 27, 1932 - March 30, 2017

Alma Paulet Smith, 84, passed away quietly on March 30, 2017 at home. Alma was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1932 and moved to Tampa in 1938. She attended elementary school in Flatbush, NY, elementary and middle school in Tampa at Academy of Holy Names. She went to high school at Plant (Tampa) and graduated from a Brooklyn High School. She went to the University of Louisville and University of...
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Robert John Arzillo

January 26, 1975 - March 30, 2017

Arzillo, Robert John, 42, of Seffner, passed away on March 30, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Robert John was born in Oyster Bay, New York to Robert and Nancy Arzillo on January 26, 1975. He attended school in Hernando County, Florida and went on to attend St. Leo University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Accounting. He continued his education at University of South Florida receiving a...
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George Edward Mills

May 19, 1940 - March 27, 2017

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Joyce Diane Selembo

July 16, 1948 - March 27, 2017

SELEMBO, Joyce “Joy” Diane, 68, of Valrico, FL went home to be with our Lord and Savior on March 27, 2017. Joy was born in Tampa, FL to John Meadows and Teresa (Meadows) Roebuck. She was an amazing Christian whose deep love of the Lord, her husband, family and friends was evident to everyone who knew her. Joy was a selfless woman who was always there for others in their time of...
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Catherine Annette Mohl

May 4, 1921 - March 23, 2017

Mohl, Catherine, 95, of Tampa, Florida entered into rest on March 23, 2017. She was born in Durham, OK on May 4, 1921. She moved to Vallejo, CA where she met the love of her life, Richard Mohl in December of 1945. Richard was in the Navy and they traveled a lot but settled in Key West, FL for 9 years. Catherine was a Nursing Assistant at Monroe County Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and loved...
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Joan Elaine Schnatterer

July 25, 1932 - March 22, 2017

Joan Elaine (Snyder) Schnatterer entered into rest March 22, 2017 and she was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 25, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joseph, who passed away on November 9, 2009, her parents Andrew and Dorothy Snyder; as well as her brother, Robert Snyder. She had a brief career in Philadelphia as secretary to Ed McMann and when she moved to...
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Naresh Ramlogan

August 11, 1951 - March 22, 2017

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Eileen Katherine Callahan

April 13, 1933 - March 22, 2017

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Cheryl Lynn Looney

February 3, 1968 - March 21, 2017

Our darling blue-eyed daughter, Cheryl Lynn Looney, passed March 21, 2017 at just 49 years old. She is survived by her parents, a sister and nieces and nephew. Cheryl was a lively girl who enjoyed dolls, puzzles, pedicures and manicures, and the beach. She will be sorely missed by family and friends. A visitation will be at Blount & Curry Carrollwood, in Tampa, Sunday March 26, from 12-2 pm...
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Chester Albert Bauer

November 23, 1944 - March 20, 2017

Chester (Bud) A. Bauer, 72, passed on, March 20, 2017. Born November 23, 1944, in Paintsville, KY. Settled in Columbus, OH serving over 20 years in the Air Force. Moved to Tampa in 1986, worked over 20 years at the Tampa Tribune. Survived by his wife Teri of 46 years, children Justin (Shannon) Bauer and Jessica (Stephen) Drabiniak, and five grandchildren. Brother Kurt (Kathy) Bauer. Visitation...
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Mary Doris Renatti

August 29, 1921 - March 20, 2017

Doris Renatti, 95, formerly of Tampa, FL, a member of Idlewild Baptist Church since 1957. She went home to be with Jesus, passing peacefully on March 20, 2017 at her home in Monument, CO. Survivors include son, JT, Renee (daughter-in-law), Jason (grandson), Natalie (granddaughter-in-law), Sloan (great granddaughter), nieces include: Gwen (Rick) Henderson, Linda (John) Mitchell, nephews; Bob (Gail...
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Jean Forbes Steece

May 26, 1934 - March 20, 2017

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John Charles Deiter

February 27, 1931 - March 17, 2017

Deiter, John Charles, Ph.D. John C. Deiter died on March 17, 2017 at his home in Tampa, Fl. at the age of 86. He leaves behind his wife, Dolores, 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. John was born on February 27, 1931 in Norton KA to George and Mary Deiter. He married Dolores on August 18, 1955 in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Deiter was a professor at USF’s College of Business...
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Phyllis Hogue

December 16, 1933 - March 16, 2017

Phyllis (Fifi) Jordan Hogue, 84, of Seneca, SC, passed away on March 16, 2017. She is survived by her husband James, children Phyllis, Cynthia and Kenneth, and three grandchildren. A graduate of Florida State University, she taught Spanish and English for over 30 years in the public school system and at Tampa Catholic High School. Fifi was so appreciative of her friends, students and family and...
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Sandra Sharon McCoy

December 27, 1939 - March 16, 2017

McCoy, Sandra Sharon, 77 of Tampa, FL entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 16, 2017, after a brief hospitalization at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Sandra was born in Fairmont, WV the daughter of Reanious Earl Kerns and Helen Mae Deems Kerns. She is survived by her brother, Ronald Kerns (Zepherhills, FL); her daughter, the Honorable Monica McCoy Purdy and son-in-law, Toby Purdy (Dallas, TX);...
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Josephine Spoto

December 14, 1922 - March 16, 2017

Josephine Spoto, 94, passed away on March 16, 2017. A Tampa native born to Sicilian parents, she loved her Italian heritage. She had a long career with the federal government, working at MacDill Airforce Base, the U.S. Embassy in Sweden, and at the Pentagon. After her retirement, she moved back to Tampa and earned her bachelor's degree in humanities, with a minor in Italian, from USF. She...
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William Lloyd Floyd

September 13, 1936 - March 16, 2017

FLOYD, William Lloyd passed away on March 16, 2017. Born in McRae, GA, but lived most of his life in Tampa, FL. Lloyd "the best there is" Floyd, was preceeded in death by his wife of 46 years, our mom Mary Helen. He leaves behind his son, Robert Floyd (Gail); two daughters, Kathy Cianci (Tino) and Sharon Greene (Keith); granddaughters, Jessica Floyd, Shauna DesChamps, Jocelyn Sommers ...
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Barbara Tatlow

February 25, 1950 - March 16, 2017

TATLOW, Barbara, 67, passed quietly on to her next adventure on March 16, 2017. She was an RN in the Tampa area for over 40 years! She was a huge dog lover, people person and was also a member of Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley. She is survived by her sister, Marcia Tatlow Heckathorn and brother in law Barry Heckathorn and her beloved "fur babies" London and Rio! We are following...
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Bruce Alban Lauer

June 26, 1940 - March 15, 2017

LAUER, Bruce, 76, died March 15, 2017. He is survived by wife Marita, daughters Kay Williams (Douglas) and Susan Lauer (Todd Payne), Atlanta, GA, grandchildren Matthew and Margaret Williams, and Samuel Payne, and sister Barbara Dodane, Centerville, OH. Mr. Lauer was born in Fort Wayne, IN, graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and served in the USAF. After a career in management, he...
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James Benton Foster

May 17, 1934 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Lawrence Howell Wall

February 2, 1944 - March 11, 2017

Wall, Lawrence Howell (Larry), 73, of Tampa passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Larry was a loved father, joyfully loved grandfather, brother and sweet friend to many. Larry was born February 2, 1944 in Lakeland, Florida to Adolph and Elsie Mae Wall. He resided in Tampa since 1972. He is survived by daughters Kimberly Collins and Andrea (Pete) Bazzini of Tampa also by brothers Dr. Randy ...
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Gabriela Saavedra Sandy

May 4, 1935 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Jeffrey Levon Wilks

October 1, 1962 - March 10, 2017

Senior Sergeant Jeffrey LeVon Wilks #734, was born October 1, 1962 to the union of the late Moses Wilks and Jacqueline Delores Gardner Wilks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His early school years were attended in Broward County Schools before moving to Tampa, Florida with his family in the summer of 1976. Jeffrey graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1980 and attended University of South...
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Michael Stephen Scala

July 2, 2004 - March 10, 2017

Michael Stephen Scala, 12, of, Tampa, FL earned his angel wings on Friday, March 10, 2017 in the arms of his mother and the presence of his sisters and family. Michael fought leukemia as the spirit of a warrior and the strength of a superhero. During the most difficult time of his life, he brought laughter and love wherever he traveled. He brought a larger than life personality with his charming...
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Beatrice Geraldine Dawson

March 22, 1921 - March 10, 2017

Beatrice "Bobbie" Dawson passed away Thursday March 10th following a brief illness. She was 95. Her husband of 58 years, Ted R. Dawson, and six brothers and sisters predeceased her. She is survived by her son, Michael C. Dawson, her daughter, Kathryn D. Lemann, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a superb cook and a friend to those in...
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Gloria Jean Harmon

December 5, 1944 - March 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Wilson Reno Zunz

December 9, 1926 - March 8, 2017

ZUNZ, Wilson Reno, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 8, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Samantha Zunz; son, Pastor Reno Zunz and his wife Sherri; daughter, Karen Adams and her husband, Ken; grandchildren, Jonathan Zunz and his wife Megan, David Zunz and his wife Janell, Andrew Zunz and his wife Jenna, Katie Adams, Chris Dukes and two great-granddaughter,...
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Richard Anthony Harris

February 14, 1987 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Brenda Bernice Logue

April 6, 1960 - March 7, 2017

Brenda Bernice Logue, 56, of Tampa, Florida passed away on March 7th, 2017 in Melech Hospice House in Tampa, Florida. Brenda's family would like to invite all those that knew and loved her in celebrating her life on March 11th, 2017 from 4-6 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home in Tampa. Brenda was born in Chicago, IL to Wayne and Margaret Bunch on April 6th, 1960. She graduated from...
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Brenda K. Stephens

December 25, 1944 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Dorothy Alvis McFarland

January 13, 1936 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.
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Robbie Lamont Freeman

November 24, 1947 - March 5, 2017

After a brief illness, Robbie Lamont Freeman passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 surrounded by his family. Robbie was born November 24, 1947, in Sandersville, Georgia. As the son of a Methodist minister, he lived in various towns throughout South Georgia. After graduating from Georgia Southern College, Robbie served in the United States Army before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Robbie began working...
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Thomas Murray Morton

February 19, 1927 - March 3, 2017

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of my father, Thomas Murray Morton,90, CMSgt, USAF Retired, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. He had been in the hospital since December 20th and had just been transferred to rehab for physical therapy a little over a week ago. Sadly, he fell and broke his hip on February 27th and his condition rapidly declined. His family was with him in the Melech...
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