Debra J. Carlton CARLTON, Debra J., 63, of Zephyrhills, passed away June 11, 2017. She was born Dec. 18, 1953, in Hollywood, Calif., to Donald and Sharon Chaney and worked for many years in retail sales. She is survived by her son, Michael Lee and Claudia Carlton; granddaughter, Isabella Sophia Carlton; grandson, Menahem Joseph Lopes; and three sisters, Linda, Catherine and Donna. Funeral services were held June 19 at the U.S. 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home in Dade City. Interment followed at Floral Memory Gardens.
Maureen B. Hollister HOLLISTER, Maureen B., 60, of Zephyrhills, passed peacefully in her home on June 3, 2017. Her family, friends and the many dogs she had rescued will miss her dearly. She spent her days raising money to help rescue shelters, those who needed help with veterinary bills and pet adoption. God will be taking care of her now, just as she had helped so many before she passed away. Her husband Ward, daughter, Iisha, son, Robert, grandsons, Christian and Brian, brother, James and sister, Kathleen, survive her. There will be a Celebration of Life and Remembrance at 1 p.m. on July 1 at 34221 Kiefer Road in Dade City. All of her friends are welcome. Hodges Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jean Maries Hamel HAMEL, Jean Marie, 84, passed away June 3, 2017. She was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Newmarket, N.H., to Levi and Jenny (LeVasseur) Hamel. Two daughters, Patricia Quaintal of Zephyrhills and Gerta Price of Arizona, survive her along with many nieces and nephews. Her brother, Roland Hamel, preceded her in death. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Bruce Andrew ‘Andy’ Howell HOWELL, Bruce Andrew “Andy,” 55, passed away June 5, 2017, at Tampa General Hospital as a result of complications from surgery. Andy graduated from Zephyrhills High School and attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He was employed by Winn-Dixie. His parents, Bob and Barbara Howell, survive him along with his daughters, Andra Worrell and Lindsay Foss; sisters, Caren Allen (Amanda and Dylan) and Crista (Austin) Larkin; grandsons, Dakota, kaiden, Cameron, Tanner and Cominic. His brother, Rick, predeceased him. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
David Jolly JOLLY, David, 57, passed away June 7, 2017. His loving family survives him. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Kenneth Krager KRAGER, Kenneth, 82, passed away June 3, 2017. His wife, Gladys, and other loving family members survive him. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Albert James LaCrosse LACROSSE, Albert James, 75, of Zephyrhills, passed away on June 13, 2017. Arrangements are entrusted to: Coastal Cremations.
Rose M. McLaughlin MCLAUGHLIN, Rose M., 88, died April 5, 2017, in Zionsville, Ind. Her loving family survives her. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mark S. Phillips PHILLIPS, Mark S., 59, of Zephyrhills, passed away June 10, 2017. He was born in Georgia on Feb. 23, 1958. He was a master carpenter. He will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew him. His loving wife, Patricia (Richards) Phillips, survives along with daughters, Stacie (Richards) Carter and Rebecca O’Dell. Mr. Phillips had seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and is also survived by his brothers, Gary (Jackie) Phillips and Gregg Phillips. His parents, Melmeth and Jewel (Minielly) Phillips, preceded him in death. Services will be held later.
Virginia ‘Ginger’ Lee Ahlemeyer Russell RUSSELL, Virginia “Ginger” Lee Ahlemeyer, 89, of Zephyrhills, passed away April 28, 2017. The daughter of Arthur Darrell Mast and Ethel Mae Grant Mast Davis, Virginia was born July 19, 1927, in Danville, Ill. Virginia worked as the secretary at the Wertz Memorial EUB Church and Arvin Industries in Columbus, Ind., before finishing her career as the bookkeeper for the Lake County, Ind., Mental Health Association where her late husband, Charles, was director. Ginger was very active in her church, took great pride in her home, enjoyed visiting her family, camping and playing games. Her children, W. Bruce (Cindy) Ahlemeyer of Indianapolis, David (Peggy) Ahlemeyer of Tucson, Ariz., Susan (Carl) Ortega of Lansing, Ill. and Scott (Tina) Russell of Tampa, survive along with step-children, Ronald (Lori) Russell of Middlebury, Ind., Larry (Shirley) Russell of Glendale, Ariz., Brian (Terry) Russell of Beech Grove, Ind., Charlene (Ron) Mann of Louisville, Ky. and Brenda (Mark) VanFossen of Greenwood, Ind.; her sister, Darla Case of New Port Richey; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her first husband, William F. Ahlemeyer; her second husband, Charles A. Russell; and a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jack Akin, preceded Virginia in death. A service to celebrate Virginia’s life was held June 11 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, in Greenwood, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or to the First United Methodist Church of Zephyrhills, 38635 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills, Florida 33542.
Clinton Woolford Scott SCOTT, Clinton Woolford, 91, of Zephyrhills, passed away June 3, 2017. He was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Ft. Benning, Ga., to Eugene and Dora (Richards) Scott. His daughters, Kathryn S. Rivera of Zephyrhills and Valerie Ann Brown of McDonough, Ga., survive him along with three grandchildren, Anna Marie, Maranda and Xavier; and seven siblings, Ann, Beatrice, Betty, Cary, David, Bobby and Zachary. His daughter, Julia Sue Scott, and his wife, Lucy Ann Everline Scott, preceded him in death. Graveside services were held at Oakside Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Erlene Wilson WILSON, Erlene, 84, died June 6, 2017. Her son John (Barbara) and grandchildren, Nathan and Carissa, survive her. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Christopher Bittmann BITTMANN, Christopher, 90, of Dade City, formerly of Tampa, died peacefully at his residence on June 9, 2017. Mr. Bittmann was born in Tampa on Feb. 25, 1927, to Christopher J. and Milda (Kreher) Bittmann Sr. He attended grammar school in Tampa and was a proud graduate of Plant High School, class of 1944. After graduation, he worked with his family at the family owned Tampa Printing Company. He then proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines at the end of World War II. Upon completing his tour with the Merchant Marines Christopher attended Georgia Tech, then returned to Tampa where he owned and operated Livingston Manufacturing Co. in Drew Park for more than 20 years. Mr. Bittmann was a residential and commercial Realtor, having owned the Chris Bittmann Realty Firm in Tampa for many years. He enjoyed his membership in the Northwest Rotary Club, where he gained many lifelong friends. Mr. Bittmann is survived by his wife, Susan, of Dade City; daughter, Carla (Jack) Satterfield of St. Pete Beach. grandsons, Christopher (Simona) Satterfield of Hong Kong, Stephen (Heather) Satterfield of Louisville, Ky. and Michael Satterfield of Weehawken, N.J.; seven great-grandchildren, Jack, Emily, Claire, Christina, Charlotte, Christopher and Emma. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club Clubhouse on June 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. on July 25 at the First United Methodist Church of Dade City, 37628 Church Ave. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please consider donations to Gulfside Hospice at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Hodges Family Funeral Home, 1441 U.S. 301 Dade City, is handling arrangements.
Mary Chestnut CHESTNUT, Mary, 75, of Ridge Manor, passed away June 7, 2017. She was born Feb. 21, 1942, in Tampa, to Charles and Oveida Rushing. Her husband of 39 years, James “Ricky” Chestnut, survives, along with daughters, Jennifer (Billy) Miller and Patricia (James) Lillie; son, Jerry Willis; grandsons, Damien Aguilar, Nate Miller, Damon and Justin; granddaughters, Heather Ibrahim (Sherif), Natalee Miller, Rachel Nickens and Angel Nickens; two great-grandchildren, Geovano and Christiana; and three sisters and two brothers. Her parents, Charles and Oveida Rushing, preceded her in death along with daughter-in-law, Belinda Willis; brother, Charles Rushing Jr.; and sister, Cathy Tibbets. Funeral services were held June 12 at the U.S. 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. Miss Mary, as she was often called, loved God, her family, and her friends. She had a servant’s heart and volunteered as much as she was able to. She will be missed by all who knew her, but we are rejoicing that she is free from all her pain. Until we see you again, momma. We love you.
Roger R. ‘John’ Collyer COLLYER, Roger R. “John,” 87, of Dade City, passed away June 5, 2017. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Burlington, Mich., to Cecil and Catherine Rice Collyer and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a mechanic for most of his life and retired from Burkhart Dental in 2001. He attended First Baptist Church in Dade City where he was active in Sunday school and the Prime Timers Group. John is survived by his wife of 14 years, Eleanor Morrison-Collyer; son, Jim Collyer; sister, Barbara Little; stepdaughter, Lisa (Joey) Wubbena; stepson, Dale Morrison; four grandchildren, Richard Cunningham, Joshua (Molly) Cunningham, Justin (Misha) Collyer and Jackie (Mike) Bellmer; seven step-grandchildren, Lyndsi (David) Greim, Kaci (Malissa) Wubbena-Moss, Cori Allen, Rodney Shanahan, Steven Shanahan, Ryan Morrison and Chad Morrison; one great-grandson, Kuper Bellmer; and 12 step-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, June Collyer, daughter, Jerri Cunningham, step-son, Steven Morrison and step-daughter, Diana Shanahan. A memorial gathering was held June 10 at the 5th Street Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Heritage Park Specialty Care Center or Gulfside Hospice Dade City.
Richard Laverne Enbody Sr. ENBODY, Richard Laverne Sr., 86, passed away June 2, 2017, at Zephyr Haven nursing home. He was born in Petoskey, Mich., on Oct. 4.1931. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Richard moved to Ludington, Mich., then to Midland, Mich., after retiring from Dow. He was a winter resident of Zephyrhills before moving to Florida to live full time. Richard loved to be outdoors. Golfing was one of his favorite things to do. He loved his work with the BPOE and was a member for 41 years. His daughter, Patricia Timmerman (Enbody); his fiancé, Ms. June Gordon; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nephews and nieces survive him. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. The family would like to thank Zephyr Haven for taking such good care of him before his passing.
Dwayne ‘Bubba’ Forehand FOREHAND, Dwayne “Bubba,” 51, of Dade City, passed away June 5, 2017. He was born March 29, 1966, in Clermont, to Earnest Junior and Mary Evelyn Johnson Forehand. His father: Earnest J. Forehand, survives along with two children, Corrie (Cheyanne) Forehand and Kayla (Josh) Brooks; four sisters, Charlotte Vengard, Shirley Sayer, Kay Connell and Luckie Hearn; and five grandchildren. His mother, Mary Evelyn Forehand, preceded him in death along with a brother, Earnest Jeffery Forehand, and a sister, Mary Theresia Benton. Funeral services were held June 11 at the U.S. 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. Burial followed at Williams Cemetery.
Mabel Lee LEE, Mabel, 98, of Brooksville, passed away on June 3, 2017. She was a loyal wife of more than 50 years to Frank Lee, until his death. She was a mother of six children and is survived by two daughters, Janice Frederick and Gail Coultrup. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Robert B. Katzoff KATZOFF, Robert B., 71, of Lakeland, died June 11, 2017, in Lakeland. Robert was born in Lynn, Mass., on June 8, 1946, to Louis and Ruth (Singer) Katzoff. He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran and enjoyed spending many hours riding his motorcycle. He moved to the central Florida area in 2004 from California. His girlfriend, Erin Healey of Lakeland; children, Kevin Katzoff of Dade City, Kim Katzoff Surratt of Dade City and Amber Katzoff McGowan of Conway, N.H.; and a sister, Judy Holthe of Pleasanton, Calif., survive him. Robert’s family received friends on June 14 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 11441 U.S. 301, Dade City, followed by a celebration of life service. Robert was laid to rest at Floral Memory Gardens in Dade City.
Robert T. O’Keefe O’Keefe, Robert T., 84, of San Antonio, passed away June 15, 2017. He was born Dec. 9, 1932. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and a retired executive. His wife Gloria, survives along with five children and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills.
Mary Florence Wooten WOOTEN, Mary Florence, 86, of Dade City, died June 15, 2017, at the American House in Zephyrhills. Mary was a Florida native and was born Dec. 1, 1930, to George E. and Mamie (Chastain) Black. She was a lifelong resident of this area, a member of Trilacoochee Church of Christ, the former owner, along with her husband Albert L. Wooten, of Albert Wooten Well and Septic Company, currently a third generation owned and operated company in East Pasco County. Her husband Albert L. Wooten, preceded her in death on April 11, 2002. Her brothers and sisters also preceded her. Her children, Susie and Ed Allen of Suches, Ga. and Randy and Tammy Wooten of Dade City, survive, along with four grandchildren, Lindsay and Tim Fladd, Lacey and Allan Whittington, Rebecca and Eric Norris and Miranda and Josh Burt; and two great-grandchildren, Tiffany Fladd and Lawton Whittington. The family received friends on June 19 from 1-3 p.m. at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 14046 5th Street, Dade City, where a funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Florence was laid to rest with her husband at the Linden Cemetery.
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