Tiffany Danielle Evans
Evans, Tiffany Danielle, 19 years of Wesley Chapel, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2006, a result of an auto accident. She was born Feb. 10, 1987 in Tampa the daughter of Joseph and Marsha Evans. She graduated from Wesley Chapel High School in 2005 and was attending Hillsborough Community College . She is survived by her mother and father, Joseph and Marsha Evans; her siblings, Joseph II (Heidi) of Atlanta; Debbie Graham (Mark) of Atlanta; Pam Hardy of Tampa; Robert Evans (Katrina) of Plant City; Michael Ward (Cindy Sanders) of Tampa; Charlene “Charlie” Mills (Jason) of Wesley Chapel; Courtney Evans (Kevin Wilson, Jr) of LaPlace, LA, Kevin Evans of Wesley Chapel; her nieces and nephews “our dear nene” to Joey, B.J., Heather, Marissa, Christopher, Stephen, Anna, Cody, Cory, Jacob “Gator” and Ileayah “Tigger”; her grandparents, Doris “Mimi” Bowles of Tampa and great grandmother, Rena Mae “Mema” Griffis of Tampa; uncles, cousins and many, many friend.. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m., Monday at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 Highway 54, Zephyrhills , Florida . Funeral service time and place will be announced later. Tiffany will continue to help others with her gift of life. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifelink.
Randy T. Priestley
Priestley, Randy T., 46 of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Roseville, MN, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2006. He was preceded in death by his mother: Rosemary, and brother: Rick. He is survived by his wife: Rosemary Johnson Priestley; step-daughter: Racheal Luskey; daughter: Raelisha; son: Roman; father: Gene, 2 brothers: Greg and Dave; 4 sisters: Roxanne, Kathie, Tracy, and Kim; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held 1pm Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamlin Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in his name to the American Cancer Society.
Rita Gail Dixon
Dixon, Rita Gail, 49, of Dade City, FL, passed away Friday morning, September 15, 2006 at University Community Hospital in Tampa, FL. She was born November 17, 1956 in Lubbock, TX, to Alvin Earl Bledsoe and Rosa Lee Sebert. She was a Hair Stylist and an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband: Charles Ray Dixon Jr., Dade City, FL; 4 children: Elizabeth Tolle, Riverview, FL, Ralph Wood Keyes III, Tampa, FL, Tina Dennison, Plant City, FL, Ashley Dixon, Plant City, FL; her mother: Rosa Lee Carver & Virgil Spears, Plant City, FL; 2 sisters: Brenda Lee Bledsoe, Gaston, SC, Sabrina Bledsoe, Simpsonville, SC; 1 brother: Alvin Todd Bledsoe, Fountain Inn, SC; five grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service was held 7pm Monday evening, September 18, 2006 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wesley Chapel with Rev. A.C. Bryant officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in her memory to the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mary Virginia "Jean" White
White, Mary Virginia “Jean”, of Dade City, FL, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006. She was born in Pass Christian, MS on May 11, 1932. She was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother. Jean is survived by her husband, Lawrence Allen White, Sr., Dade City, FL; children: Joseph Wayne Moran Sr., Gulfport, MS, Sybil Theresa Lyon, Robertsdale, AL; Lawrence Allen White Jr., Dade City, FL, Glen Andrew White, Sr, Zephyrhills, FL, Glen Andrew White Jr., Zephyrhills, FL; 3 brothers: Lloyd, Carl, and Odice Ladner, of Pass Christian, MS; and 1 sister: Lanell Necaise, Pass Christian, MS. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph L. Ladner and Hazel M. Cameron Ladner of Pass Christian, 2 sons: Marvin L. Moran and Dale G. Moran Sr., of Gulfport, MS; sisters: Betty Brown of Gulfport, MS, and Ona Mae Mauffray of Long Beach, MS. In lieu of flowers family request donations in her memory to Gulfside Regional Hospice at the Edwinola, 14235 Edwinola Way, 8th floor, Dade City, FL 33523. Funeral services were held 10am Monday, September 18, 2006 at Hodges Family Funeral Home 301 Chapel with Rev. Stephen J. Walding officiating. Burial followed at Florida National Cemetery. Friends called from 5-8pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Raquel CM Garza
Raquel CM Garza, 65, of Dade City left this life on September 13, 2006 while at her home. Mrs. Garza was born on November 25, 1940 in Ozuluama, Mexico. Mrs. Garza came to Dade City 37 years ago from Texas with her beloved husband Victoriano Garza, whom she now joins in heaven. Raquel leaves behind two loving daughters Veronica (Silviano) Martinez and Virginia Garza, three grandchildren Elizabeth, Jacquelyn, and Sylvia, and four siblings Santa, Rufino, Egmidio, and Tina. She will be missed by all who knew her. Services were handled by Hodges Family Funeral Home and mass was held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Dade City on Monday September 18, 2006 at 1:00pm.
Evelyn E. Rocholl Senella
Senella, Evelyn E. Rocholl, 87, Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2006. She was born February 19, 1919 in Canaan, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Nicholas Senella and Kenneth “Pap Rock” Rocholl and her son, Paul “Trick Shot” Rocholl. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Lane and husband Ron; stepson Nicholas Senella and wife Darla; daughter-in-law Evelyn Green and husband Tom; her grandchildren: Cindy Holland and husband Matt; Buddy Holland and wife (Angel), Jessica Marsan, Nicholas Senella III and Shea Senella, her great grandchildren, Kendall Holland-Berlin, Meaghan and Jeremy Holland; her sister, Nancy Bergenty and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was 6 to 7 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2006 at Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 Highway 54, Zephyrhills. A Memorial Service followed at 7 p.m will follow with Rev. Martha Vaguener officiating. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice
Mary Ann Vera Lankford
Lankford, Mary Anna Vera, 81, of Dade City, passed away Friday, September 15, 2006 at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She was born February 24, 1925 in San Antonio,FL, and was active with the Moose Lodge and Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by 1 sister: Dorothy Golladay, Dade City, FL; 3 children: Arthur David Lankford, Dade City, FL, Donnie & Margaret Lankford, Valdosta, GA; Frances & Jim Smith, San Antonio, FL; 1 daughter-in-law: Jeannie Lankford, Valdosta, GA; 6 grandchildrenand 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Perry Lankford; and 3 sons: James, Billy, and Roy. Funeral services were held 2pm Monday, September 18, 2006 at Hodges Family Funeral Home 301 Chapel with Pastor Davy Singleton officiating. Burial followed at Floral Memory Gardens. Friends called one hour prior to service time, from 1-2pm.
Martha Meza Alexander
Alexander, Martha Meza, 43, of Dade City, died on Monday surrounded by her loving family. Martha was born in Watervelit, Michigan and Martha was the daughter of Jose A. Meza-deceased and Jovita C. Meza. She is survived by her 3 children, Luis Alexander III, his wife Faviola Limas-Alexander, her grandson Luis Alexander IV-Angelica Alexander-Limas, her husband Gustavo Limas and Adam Alexander all of Dade City. She had 7 sisters and 6 brothers, Ana M. Calderon, Jose M. Meza-deceased, Arturo Meza-deceased, Aurora M. Juarez, Gloria M. Saenz, Frank Meza, Rosa Meza-Harris, Victor Meza, Homer Meza, Aida M. Gamez, Fidencio Meza, Tommie M. Jaramillo and Carrie M. Siller, all of Dade City. Martha was a loving Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother and Friend and will be missed very much. All those who knew and loved her payed their respects to her children and family on Wednesday, Sept. 13th, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., where a memorial and Rosary was held in her honor to celebrate her life. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Thursday, Sept. 14th at 10a.m. with Father Edwin Palka celebrating the Mass. A dinner was held at the American Legion Hall on Church Avenue immediately following the Mass. Martha was the Vice-President of the Blue Angel Benefit Funeral Fund, Inc. and very active in raising funds to help uninsured families with funeral expenses and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to this fund. Martha was a very special person who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, was a strong single mom and an inspiration to those who knew her and was always there to lend a helping hand. Martha was the creator of the Meza family website, www.mezasonline.com and loved her job and co-workers at the City of Dade City.
Vogel, Jeanette, 87, of San Antonio, died on September 12, 2006 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Dade City. Her husband, Lee Vogel, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Susan and her husband, Al; grandchildren Chris, Katy and Anne, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; nephew Jack Vogel and his wife, Jeanie; great nephew Jay; and nephew Joe Vogel. Jeanette was surrounded by loving friends from the Daisy Garden Club, Bridge club, and neighbors. A Rosary service was held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in San Antonio on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:30. Burial followed at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or Hernando-Pasco Hospice.
Joseph Edward Familo
Familo, Joseph Edward, 82, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2006 at his home in Zephyrhills. He was born on November 8, 1923 in Oil City, Pennsylvania to the late Laurence J. and Margaret Weber Familo. He was raised in Oswego NY and attended local schools until his enlistment in the US Navy, where he served as a medic. Upon honorable discharge he attended Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY. Upon graduation he owned and operated Familo Funeral Home is Oswego NY for thirty-five years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Agnes (Barton) Familo, daughter Therese Bivens and husband Barry, daughter Mary Catherine Familo, daughter Joanne Doran and husband Benjamin, son Marc, son Joseph and wife Carol, daughter Stacia Familo-Hopek and husband Robert, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are five sisters, Geraldine Davis and Mary Sugar both of Fulton NY, Joan Calkins of Hannibal, NY, Carol Alfieri Regano and Patricia Squitieri both of Oswego, NY, two predeceased brothers, Laurence and Thomas Familo of Oswego, NY. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills where he served as an usher and Eucharistic minister for several years. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, Dante Aligheri Lodge, Charles C. Crisafulli Post, Oswego County Funeral Directors Association, Oswego County Medical Scholarship Board, Holy Name Society, VFW, American Legion of Oswego NY, the NRA, Dade City Rod & Gun and Lions Club of Zephyrhills, FL. A memorial Mass was held at 10 am, Friday, September 15, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Zephyrhills with Father John Hays celebrating. Interment was at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Hernando Pasco Hospice, Dade City, Florida.
Edward A. Parsons
Edward A. Parsons, 85, formerly of Zephyrhills, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2006 in Sarasota. He was born July 12, 1921 in Norwich, New York. He is survived by his two children: Anthony Parsons and his wife Nancy of Vineland, NJ and Mary Garris and her husband Jerry of Sarasota, FL; 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Private services and interment.