Leo Johnson JOHNSON, Leo, 75, of Ridge Manor, passed away Dec. 7, 2017, in Dade City. He was born July 12, 1942, in Canton, Ohio, to Thomas Johnson and Rose Mitchell. Leo and Claire moved back to Dade City 12 years ago from West Palm Beach. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Dade City and he loved to attend the dog track races and playing Bingo with his wife of 57 years, Claire Johnson. She survives along with two children, Johnny Johnson and Donna Marie (Romaine Howey Jr.) Howey; a grandson, Shane Edward Howey; a sister. Nancy Stevens; and a brother: Richard Johnson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hodges Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Luis Rosales Jr. ROSALES, Luis Jr., 17, of Dade City, passed away Dec. 1, 2017. He was born Nov. 30, 2000, in Zephyrhills, to Luis Rosales Sr. and Juanita Ramirez and was a student at Pasco High School. His mother and step-father, Juanita Ramirez and Guillermo Uribe, survive along with his grandmother, Juanita Ramirez; aunts and uncles, Carmen Ramirez, Antonio Ramirez, Santos Ramirez, Jesus Ramirez, Ruthie Ramirez, Gorge Zapata and Gerardo Rosales; sisters, Sol and Maya Alvarez; and numerous cousins and friends. Services were held Dec. 6 at the Disciple of Christ/Disipolo de Cristo Church. Burial followed at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Judith Ann Twyman TWYMAN, Judith Ann, 75, of Ridge Manor, passed away Nov. 28, 2017. She was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Louisville, Ky., to Raymond and Joyce Fitzgerald Dixon and was a retired beautician. Her husband, Wendell Twyman, survives along with her father, Ray Dixon; five children, Rick Smith, Michael Smith, Elizabeth Rosatelli, Jennifer Turner and Stephanie Levy; three siblings, Gerald Dixon, Randy Dixon and Peggy Gill; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. A viewing was held on Dec. 1 at the U.S. 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. Flowers will be gratefully accepted or those that wish may make a donation in her memory to a charity close to their hearts.
Jennifer O’Berry Bacon BACON, Jennifer O’Berry, 49, of Dade City, passed away Dec. 4, 2017. She was born May 17, 1968, in Tampa, to Ivan D. and Patricia Ann Freed Galster. Her husband, Larry Harcrow, survives along with a son, Eric O’Berry; a daughter, Ellie Bacon; her mother, Patricia Ann Galster Pieroni; and a sister, Pamela O’Berry. A daughter, Christina O’Berry, preceded her in death along with her father, Ivan Galster, and a sister, Sandy Gieras. A Celebration of Life service was held Dec. 9 at the U.S. 301 Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home in Dade City. She was interred at Dade City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in her memory to the Humane Society or the Red Cross.
Karee Nichole Shive Parks Cooksey COOKSEY, Karee Nichole Shive Parks, 39, passed away Dec. 3, 2017. She was born May 11, 1978, in Dade City. She was a lifelong Zephyrhills resident. Karee loved her family and friends and enjoyed helping others. She had a big heart and a beautiful smile. One of her favorite things was to play Secret Santa. Karee was a member of the Zephyrhills Lions Club, Girl Scouts of America and a dedicated member of the Zephyrhills Toys for Tots campaign. She worked as an executive assistant at the University of South Florida and at Saint Leo University. Her beloved husband and soulmate, Darren, survives. While they only had a few short years together, those were the happiest of her life. Also, her mother, Melodie Parks survives, along with five step children; two step grandchildren; sisters, Lexis Parks and Jennifer Tish; a brother, James Stafford Jr.; and her step mother, Joy Stafford. Her father, George Parks Jr., preceded her in death along with her beloved grandmother, Elawanda Shive; brothers, James and Robert Parks; and her biological father, James Stafford Sr. Services were held Dec. 11 at Whitfield Funeral Home.
Charles A. ‘Charlie’ Drew DREW, Charles A. “Charlie”, 86, of Zephyrhills, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 4, 2017. He passed peacefully in the company of family and friends, and his loving wife of 63 years, Muriel. Charlie was born Dec. 19, 1930, in North Conway, N.H. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a life-long lover of music, particularly old-time country and gospel. He was an accomplished guitar player and vocalist, and was active in his church and community musical productions. He enjoyed entertaining at local nursing homes and care centers. Charlie was an elder at the New River Church. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, and his daughters, Peg Whitney (Rob) of Coldwater, Mich., and Liane Flynn of Enfield, Conn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Hazel Drew, and his sister Shirley. A memorial service will be held at the New River Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Charlie’s name to the New River Church Building Fund.
Ruth Angel Noonan NOONAN, Ruth Angel, 93, of Zephyrhills, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2017. Ruth was born and grew up in Catonsville, Md., and lived for a time in Forest Hill, Md. before returning to Catonsville where she worked as a bio medical technician. She married Roy Noonan later in life after a whirlwind romance and settled in Zephyrhills, where she lived until her death. She loved the water, swimming and golfing, volunteering and visiting shut-ins and was an avid sailor. In her later years, she enjoyed ice cream and donating to every good cause. She had a sailor’s knack for weather was dressed to the nines most of her days. Ruth did her very best to think of others, sharing gum or candy with the other residents of The Edwinola or Westbrooke Manor. She was a bright light to those around her, always smiling and cheerful. She did her maiden name of Angel. Her husband, Roy T Noonan, and her sister, Mary Angel Barthel, preceded her in death. Her brother, John E Angel, survives along with her nephews, Lincoln Angel, Larson Angel, Richard Barthel, Dixon Barthel and Robert Barthel; her niece, Judy Barthel Baucom; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. A dear friend, Pam Proctor, who helped her walk through the difficult road of dementia with grace, also survives. Burial was private. A memorial service was held Dec. 12 at First United Methodist Church of Zephyrhills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the First United Methodist Church of Zephyrhills for their local mission’s outreach. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Richard C. Morse Jr. MORSE, Richard C. Jr., 91, passed away Dec. 1, 2017, in Zephyrhills. His wife, Barbara, and other loving family members survive. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Marie M. Schneider SCHNEIDER, Marie M., 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2017. Her sons, Barry and Tim Russo, survive along with a brother, Raymond Sorbo. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Frederick Schroeder SCHROEDER, Frederick, 91, died Dec. 5, 2017. His daughters, Rachel Inks and Sharon Jarrett survive along with other loving family members. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Lois D.Sidock SIDOCK, Lois D., 79, of Zephyrhills, passed away Nov. 29, 2017. She was born and raised in Muskegon, Mich. After retirement she moved to Zephyrhills. Lois was very active in her church and Sunday School at First United Methodist Church. She also worked at the Thrift Shop in Zephyrhills and was a volunteer at Zephyrhills Hospice House. Lois greatly enjoyed spending time with her friends. Five daughters, Vickie (Bubba Carmon) of Plant City, Debbie Felton of Muskegon, Mich., Laurie (Mark) Mattson of Muskegon, Mich., Pam (Bob) Duff of Warren Robbins, Ga. and Andria (Kevin) Muskovin of Muskegon, Mich. survive along with one brother, Edward (Sally) Moore of Comstock Park, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two 2 great-great- grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Thomas Guyse GUYSE, Thomas, 67, passed away Nov. 29, 2017. He is survived by his loving family. Whitfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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