Niles Delahoy DELAHOY, Niles, 78, died Aug. 7, 2017. His children, Sarah, Tammy and Rose survive along with seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Karen S. DiCarlo DICARLO, Karen S., 67, passed away Aug. 9, 2017. Her husband, Daniel, survives along with her sons, Shawn, David and Darrell and other loving family members. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Sandra Jean Gentry GENTRY, Sandra Jean, 66, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2017. Her children, Laurie, John and Paul survive along with 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. We will love her forever. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Richard G. Marquette MARQUETTE, Richard G., 80, passed away Aug. 4, 2017. He was born June 8, 1937, the son of Clarence W. and Margie (Ritchie) Marquette. Richard served in the United States Marine Corps and was a retired sales manager for a commercial bakery equipment company. He loved the Lord, enjoyed pulling pranks on people, eating out and exercising. He had a heart as big as Texas and was an extremely generous man who never learned the definition of “no”. He was predeceased by wives, Joyce and Rose; brother, Fred; and fur baby Maggie. His wife, Sylvia Brooks-Marquette, survives along with fur baby Zoey; daughters, Margie (Tim) Ovenmiller and Diane Kindig; stepdaughter, Peg Morris; son, Richard (Joy) Marquette; brothers, Bill (Sam) and Bob (Betty); sisters-in-law Mart (Tom) Ross and Lou Ann “Sis” (Bill) Schaffer; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; niece and nephews; extended family Teddy and Brenda Saylor all of Pennsylvania and Jack and Marge Rhines of North Fort Myers; special grandson, Sgt. Daniel Billett, USMC Camp Lejeune, N..C; sister-in-law. Jean B. Hancock; brother-in-law. Bobby R. Brooks, and Lester Bakeman, his exercising buddy for 12 plus years, all of Zephyrhills. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 17 at the First Baptist Church, 38231 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. He will be interred at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of God World Missions, Casa Shalom Orphanage in Guatemala, P.O. Box 2936, Cleveland, TN 37320-2936. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Carolyn Annette ‘Ann” Mines MINES, Carolyn Annette “Ann” 78, of Zephyrhills, passed away Aug. 5, 2017. Her children, Larry Mines, Judy Quesenbery, Brenda Mines and Deborah Freyre survive along with grandchildren, Jennifer, Bobby, Kitty, and Sam; and her great-grandchild, Alexander. Our mother was a wonderful woman. She showed love and kindness to everyone. She was a caring and beautiful person and loved the Lord. She always placed other people’s needs before her own. The family is requesting a private service with family and close friends. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Helen Whitaker WHITAKER, Helen, 91, passed away Aug. 6, 2017. Her husband, Bernard Sr., survives along with sons Bernard Jr. and Mark. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Clyde William Wilcox Sr. WILCOX, Clyde William Sr., 93, of Wesley Chapel, passed away Aug. 9, 2017, in Wesley Chapel. He was born May 25, 1925. He moved to this area on July 29, 2017, from St. Louis, Mo. Clyde was preceded in death by his father, Frank Wilcox; mother, Ruth (Stiver) Tate; siblings, Earl, Opal, Elise, Jesse, Harry and Raymond. Survivors include his beloved wife of 70 years, Betty (Levitt) Wilcox; son, Clyde Jr. (Madonna) Wilcox; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Aug. 14 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 S.R. 54, Zephyrhills. Burial followed at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Make a Wish Foundation.
Byron Eugene Auton AUTON, Byron Eugene, 77, passed away Aug. 2, 2017. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Dade City, to Ira and Dorothy (Sellers) Auton. He was a printer with the Dade City Banner and at St. Leo Abbey. His wife, Shirley Auton of Dade City, survives along with daughters, Angela (Stan) Haselton of Stateboro, Ga. And Bea Anna (Michael) Addison of Dade City; and grandchildren, Teresa May Barnes, Katherine Elizabeth Addison and Shanna Haselton. Services were held Aug. 5 at Grace Baptist Church. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Richard ‘Poppy’ Leschinski LESCHINSKI, Richard “Poppy”, 76, of Dade City, passed away Aug. 1, 2017, at his home surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was born Sept. 19, 1940. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and retired in 1987 after driving trucks for 20 years. Richard also loved to ride motorcycles and had an extended family with his fellow riders. His wife of 49 years, Nila, survives along with a son Rick (Lee M. Vaillancourt); a daughter, Malissa, grandchildren; Vincent, James, Allison (Daniel), and Taylor (Devon); great-grandchildren, Gracie Sue and Kaleb; a sister Arlene; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Dear friends Richard and Kelly Warren also survive. Richard was preceded in death by his brothers Eugene and Donald and sisters Lorraine and Joanne and his parents Joseph and Cecilia Leschinski. A memorial ride is being planned at a later date to honor Richard’s life. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Robert W. Scroggins SCROGGINS, Robert W., 75, of Dade City, passed away Aug. 9, 2017. He was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Greenwood, Del., to Columbus Marcus and Cora Lee Treadaway Scroggins. He retired from Gulf Machinery in Clearwater after more than 25 years’ service. His wife, Gynith Horne Scroggins, survives along with six children, Scooter Thomas, Farrell Thomas, Jill Thomas, Wade Scroggins, Kim Thomas and Joel Scroggins; three siblings, Joann Reid, Charlotte Worley and Ricky Scroggins; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. His son, Jimmie Scroggins; sister, Virginia Norris; and brothers, Reedy and Randal Scroggins. Preceded him in death. Funeral services will take place at a later date. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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