Spencer, Marva, 68 years of Zephyrhills, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She was born July 22, 1938 in Colon, Panama, the daughter of Enrique and Alma Gibbs Spencer. She moved to Zephyrhills in 1999 from New York, after living there for 35 years. She was a Nurses Aide having worked in Brooklyn Jewish Geriatric Center. She is survived by brother, Mario Casanova of New York, 2 nephews Jonathan and Alexander Casanova. Funeral services were 11 am Monday, September 25 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, Highway 54 Chapel, Zephyrhills. A visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.
Vincent, Barbara 66 years, of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away Saturday evening, September 16, 2006 at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She was born February 16, 1940 in Grand Haven, Michigan, the daughter of Richard and Phyllis Ailles. She has lived in Zephyrhills since 1984 moving from Lansing, Michigan. She was unit coordinator in the emergency room of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills for 21 years. She loved her “Redwings” hockey and her pets. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Roland L.”Vince” Vincent, on March 11, 2003. She is survived by her children: Richard (Cheryl Lewis) Vincent of Zephyrhills, David (Barbara) Vincent of Laingsburg, Michigan, Darrell Vincent of Zephyrhills, Timothy (Tammy) Vincent of Lansing, Michigan and DeAnna (Kelly) Helman of Zephyrhills; her special friend, Judith Sprague of Lansing, Michigan, sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Memorial services were 7:30 pm Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Zephyrhills. Chaplains Doug Higgins and Marc Genton will officiate. Interment private.
Mary Ruth Haralson
Haralson, Mary Ruth, 72, of Dade City, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She was born January 28, 1934 in Winter Garden, FL, to A.F. Schmitt and Edna Hogwood. She was a Supervisor with United Telephone for 25 years and was a member of the Blanton Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband: Don Haralson, Dade City, FL; her daughter: Velvet Torres, Land O’Lakes, FL; her son-in-law: Ronald G. Torres Jr., Land O’Lakes, FL; her sister: Melba Smith, Winter Garden, FL; 1 niece: Lori Silver, Clermont, FL; 2 nephews: Steve Campbell and Lynn Campbell, both of Winter Gardens, FL; 2 grandchildren: Madison Elisabeth Torres and Brooks Riley Torres; and her church family at the Blanton Baptist Church. Funeral services were held 11am Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Hodges Family Funeral Home 301 Chapel. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, FL. Friends called from 6-8pm Friday evening at the funeral home.
Andrew R. McKinnon
McKinnon, Andrew R, 80, went home to be with the Lord September 6, 2006 in Dade City. He was born July 2, 1926 in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland to Andrew and Elizabeth McKinnon. Andrew came to this country in 1947. He was a veteran and served in Japan and Korea with the 45th Infantry Division from 1950 – 1952 in the U. S. Army. He was Past Worshipful Master of Laurel Lodge F & AM. He moved to Florida from Michigan 1970. He is survived by his loving family including his beloved wife of 53 years Mary Jane (Jean), Zephyrhills, sister, Jean Mouncer and niece Liz Mouncer in England, three nephews, Bill (Maureen) Brunton, Iain Hamilton, Colin (Jayne) Hamilton, sister in law, Wilma Hamilton, one cousin, Maureen Hansen and many dear friends in Michigan and Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, and dear sister, Mabel Brunton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice. The family would like to express their appreciation and special thank you to the excellent staff for their wonderful care. A Memorial Service was held at Forest Lake Estates Club House September 27, 2006 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mike McCormick officiating. Burial service scheduled later at Florida National Cemetery.
Pastor Floyd M. Harris
Pastor Floyd M. Harris, 92, of Seffner, FL, died September 17. Services were held at Landmark Baptist Church, Seffner, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20.
Robert Thomas Binkley
Binkley, Robert Thomas, 61, of Dade City, Fla, passed away September 17, 2006 at Moffitt Cancer Center. He was born in Tampa, Fla, however he grew up in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Penn State University. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and retired to Florida as a Captain. He was an employee of Medco Health Solutions. He is survived by his wife, Candis Binkley of Dade City, Fla; daughter, Shelley Binkley of Dade City, Fla; son, Philip Binkley of WA; mother Anna Binkley of Ridge Manor, Fla; sister Judith Benziger of Spring, TX; brother Dewitte Binkley of PA; brother David Binkley of Riverview, Fla; aunt Mary Butler of Ridge Manor, Fla; Uncle Harold and Aunt Martha Marine of Ridge Manor; as well as several grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Bob’s name either to Moffitt Cancer and Research Center or to the American Cancer Society. The viewing was September 21, 2006, and friends were received from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, followed by committal service with Military Honors at 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Mattie M. Mathis
Mathis, Mattie M., 94 yrs, Dade City, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Royal Oak Nursing Center. She was born August 11, 1912 in Dale County, Alabama the daughter of William and Mary Hartzog. She lived in Dade City the last 55 years, moving from Alabama. She had worked for the Pasco County School Board for 12 years and Lykes Pasco, sectionizer for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Amon Mathis on March 28, 1988; a brother, Frank Hartzog and 4 sisters, Ida Hartzog, Doshie Pope, Anne Kirkland and Rose Kirkland. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dade City. She is survived by her son, Kermit James Mathis and wife, Sharon E. Mathis of Dade City; her grandson: Kenneth James Mathis and wife, Christina of Dade City; Kevin Michael Mathis and wife, Heather of Zephyrhills; Kerry Allen Mathis of Dade City; three great grandsons: Kameron Michael Mathis, Kaleb Austin Mathis and Karson James Mathis. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 21 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 301 Highway Chapel, Dade City . Interment followed in Floral Memory Gardens. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Louis Lamar Bullington
Bullington, Louis Lamar, 86 yrs, of Lacoochee, passed away Monday, September 18, 2006 at Heritage Park Care Center, Dade City. He was born February 23, 1920 in Tifton, Georgia. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church for over 40 years. He loved working his garden. He is survived by his wife, Mattie of 52 years; two sons, Bobby Bullington of Lacoochee, Florida and Harold of Lawtey, Florida, one granddaughter, Bobbie Jo, Lacoochee and 2 grandsons Jospeh and Jamie of Lawtey, Florida; and a great granddaughter, Trinity. Services were 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Hodges Family Funeral Home, Highway 301 Chapel, Dade City with Rev. Marvin Strickland officiating. Burial followed at Floral Memory Gardens. The family received friends from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at Hodges Family Funeral Home.
Eugene Thomas Baker
Baker, Eugene Thomas, 23 yrs of Dade City, passed away Friday, September 15, 2006. He was born June 15, 1983 in Dade City, the son of Thomas Baker and Patricia Gokee. He was been a Pharmacy Tech for Walgreens. He is survived by his father, Thomas Baker, Dade City, his mother, Patricia Sizemore of Zephyrhills; sister, Pamala Baker of Zephyrhills, step brother, John Sizemore of Zephyrhills; half sister, Carlena Young of Wilmer, Alabama; grandmother, Bernice Gokee of Zephyrhills; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Graveside services were 10 a.m., Thursday at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs. A visitation was 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 5th St. Chapel, Dade City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with the funeral expenses.
Sciuto, Ignazio F., 84 years of Wesley Chapel, formerly of Baldwin, Long Island, NY passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at University Community Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Pleasantville, NY. “Lou” as he was known to his friends was the son of Ignazio and Josephine Sciuto. Lou was raised in Sicily, Italy and came back to the United States when he was 14 years old. A proud veteran of the US Army, Lou service in Europe and was a part of the D-Day Invasion from England to Normandy, France and beyond. Lou was blessed with being mechanically inclined and used this gift to not only keep himself occupied during most of his leisure time, but to help so many others who had a need but not the ability. He will be remembered for his endless generosity. In his later years his passion for cooking and trying new recipes was legendary. Lou is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Nida (Domenica Patene); his two sons, Louis Scioto of Zephyrhills and John (Kristin) Sciuto of Clifton Park, NY and six grandchildren: John James, Jennifer Rose, Michael, Erica, Chelsea and Elizabeth. A chapel viewing was held from 1 pm to 2 pm with a service to follow at 2 pm at Chapel Hill Gardens Mausoleum, Dade City, Florida.