John D. Smith
John D. Smith, 77, of Dade City, died Wednesday, January 10th, 2001 at home.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 12th, 2001 in the chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. Burial followed at Florida National Cemetery.
Thomas "T.F." Dieffenwierth
Dieffenwierth, Thomas "T.F.", 84, of Waynesville, NC, formerly of Dade City, died January 9, 2001 in Waynesville.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years,Esther Haire Dieffenwierth; two daughters, Linda Dorsett of Tallahassee and Sylvia S. Metcalf and her husband, Parker of Clearwater; two sons, Thomas E. Dieffenwierth and his wife, Amy of San Antonio and Larry F. Dieffenwierth and his wife Maureen of Lutz; a brother, Frank J. Dieffenwierth of Naples; a sister, Nona M. Cobb and her husband, Morrison of Lake Junaluska; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
T. F. was the son of the late Thomas and Minnie Blitch Dieffenwierth and was a former member of the Blanton United Methodist Church. He was an Air Force Veteran of WW II and was active in his community and loved music, singing and working with wood and crafts. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert E. and Hal W. Dieffenwierth and a sister, Carolyn E. Ansley.
Graveside Funeral Services were held at Townsend House Cemetery on Thursday, January 18th, 2001 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crabtree United Methodist Church, 184 Ridgedale Road, Clyde, NC 28721.
Arvin "Buddy" Coleman
Arvin "Buddy" Coleman, 51, of Webster, died Monday, January 8th, 2001 at Pasco Regional Medical Center. He was a life long area resident and was a retired mechanic for Bud's Electric.
Survivors include his wife, Susan; a daughter, Jessica Roberson , and a son, Justin Roberson, both of Webster; a brother, Steve Coleman of Lakeland; and two sisters, Nancy Costine of Ocala and Linda Ward of Zephyrhills.
Funeral Services were held in the Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home on Monday, January 15th, 2001 at 10:00 AM. The family received friends from 6-8:00 PM on Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Ruth E. Posey
Posey, Ruth E. 76, of Dade City, died Sunday, January 7th, 2001 at East Pasco Medical Center. A native of Chattanooga, TN, she moved to Zephyrhills in 1961 and then to Dade City in 1991. She was a homemaker and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Zephyrhills and was Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Wilbur Posey of Zephyrhills; two daughters, Doris White and April Avery, both of Dade City; a brother, Earl Tucker of Land O' Lakes; thirteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur W. "Bill" Posey and a son, Ernest Posey.
Funeral Services w3ere held in the Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home on Thursday, January 11th, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Steve McAdams officiating. Burial followed at Chapel Hill Gardens. The family received friends from 4-7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10th, 2001 at the funeral home.
Florentino Cano, 47, of Dade City, died Saturday, January 6th, 2001 at home. Survivors include his mother, Delores; a brother Rafael; and a sister, Esparanza, all of Mexico. He was a laborer and was Catholic.
Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home on Monday, January 15th, 2001 at 1:00 PM The family received friends from 1-3:00 Pm on Sunday, January 14th, 2001 at the funeral home.
Marvin Bryant, 87, of Dade City, died Friday, January 5th, 2001 at home. A life long Dade City resident, he was from the pioneer family of Robert L. Bryant and Melinda Lanier. He was a farmer and citrus grower and was a retired electrician from Lykes-Pasco. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Stella; a son, Robert L. Bryant and his wife Beverly, of Dade City; a daughter, June Kirby of Dade City; a sister, Betty Connell of Fort Myers; three grandchildren, Dale Kirby of Dade City, Robert L. Bryant, Jr. of Lakeland, and Christina Crosby of Shreveport, LA; and four great grandchildren, Tiffany Kirby and Zachary Kirby, both of Dade City and Kaitlyn Bryant and Timothy Hardin, both of Lakeland.
Funeral Services were held in the chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 9th, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Willard Sessoms officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Memory Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8:00 PM..
Thelma Polston, of Dade City, Died Thursday, January 4th, 2000 at home. A Lacoochee native, she was a life long resident of this area. She was a housekeeper and was Baptist.
Survivors include three sons, Leonard Sammy Weeks of Clay Sink, Ronald Ervin Weeks of Groveland and Henry Tom Weeks of Dade City; a brother, Roger Lynn of Spring Hill; a sister, Madaline Register of Lacoochee; ten grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held at 1PM on Monday, January 8, 2001 at Chapel Hill Gardens.
Swain, Almon C., 71, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday, January 4, 2001 at Hospice of Pasco in Dade City. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joan; two daughters, Deborah Stark of E. Syracuse, NY and Joan Brewer of Camillus, NY; a son, Almon C. Swain, Jr. of Wytheville, Virginia; a sister Mae Garrison of E. Syracuse, NY and five grandchildren. A native of Hammond, NY, he has been a winter visitor here since 1993, coming from Sterling, NY. He was a retired machine operator for Container Corporation of America. He was a member of the Red Creek Conservation Club of Red Creek, NY and Good Sams Club of Fulton, NY and was Presbyterian. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Enable, Inc. of Syracuse, NY.
Patrick Murphy, 61, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, January 2nd, 2001 at Tampa General Hospital of a sudden heart attack. He would have been 62 on 7 May. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Coleman, brothers Gerald M. of NC, Sir Thomas L., of College Park, GA, Mr. and Mrs. Payton Coleman of Annapolis, MD; a sister, Mr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Knight; former wife Mrs. Nancy L. Haddock of Colorado; Mrs. Mary Moyth; Robert R. Murphy and Patrick S. Murphy Sr. of Colorado; former wife Mrs. Linda G. Dotson and daughter Melinda Murphy of TN; separated wife, Teresa L. Murphy of TN; and children Megan S. (8), Maria S. (7), Mercedes S. (5), Marilyn S. (3), and Molly S. (1), all of TN; and a host of aunts, uncles and nephews. He was a member of the New Hope Assembly of God Church in Brooksville and his Pastor, Phillip Moore will conduct the services. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.