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RUSSELL, Ernest Lee Jr, Retired Sgt. of the US Army, went home to be with the Lord,  August 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife Billie Russell; 4 daughters, Faye Lynne Arce, Lee Ann West, Wanda Kaye Stewart her husband Bobby and Laurie Jo Jennings and her husband Bob; 11 grandchildren, Taylor West, Kaylee Jo Frey, Jacob Stewart, Blake Jennings, Casey West, Caroline Stewart, Brent Jennings, Ross Jennings, Madison West, Robert Jennings and Adam Morris; 2 step-children, Sherman Morris and Billie Taylor; 2 great-grandchildren, Laila Jennings and Rose Morris. Memorial services will be 11:00am , Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Mission Hill Church Lake Carroll formerly known as Lake Carroll Baptist Church, 12012 N Rome Ave, Tampa, FL. Interment will take place at 1:00pm at Lake Carroll Cemetery, 12400 N. Armenia Ave. with military honors.
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TRUJILLO, George Sr, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 17, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mercy Trujillo and his three children, George Trujillo Jr., Cindy Sanders and husband Bill, Richard Trujillo and wife Karyn; 4 grandchildren, Christina Sanders Fontana (Joe), William Sanders (Yania), Emily Sanders (Jon Stickle), Hailey Trujillo; 3 great-grandchildren, Mila Mason and Monroe Fontana. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. For much of his life, he was an artisan tile setter and well known throughout the Tampa Bay Community. Upon retirement he was an active member of the Woodcrafters Club of Tampa Bay. His family and friends will always remember him as a man who love the Lord and adored his family. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, August 21 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa. Funeral services will be 10:00am Thursday August 22 at South Tampa Fellowship, 97 Biscayne Ave on Davis Island with visitation from 9:00am until service time. Interment will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Blvd, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon. All are welcome to attend.
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RIDGE, WAYNE DOUGLAS, 47, of Tampa passed away August 18, 2019. He is survived by his wife Tanya; daughter, Sierra; mother Debra Dimmer and step-father John; brother, William Paul Ridge and wife Shelly; sister, Mae Ann Storm. Wayne was an electrician by trade for over 25 years starting fresh out of high school. He loved being in the country and in wide open spaces. He especially loved his family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Sierra Ridge on behalf of her father to assist with college. Funds may be sent to the funeral home at 1602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 in c/o Sierra Ridge. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Garden of Memories Cemetery. 
DAVENPORT, Jean Clair, 96 of Tampa passed away, August 18, 2019. She is survived by her daughters, Samantha Jo Siebert and her husband Tom and Rayene Roach and her husband Bill Sr; grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Willie Ray and their son Charles Davenport. Funeral services will take place at 9:30 AM Saturday, August 24 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave. with visitation from 9:00 am until service time. Interment will be at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa immediately following services. 
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JESKE VANNETTA, Linda Jean, 76, of Tampa passed away September 7, 2019 with her family at her side. She is survived by her sons, Christopher D. Jeske and wife Kathleen, Michael J. Jeske and wife Luisa; daughter, Veronica Lorenzo and husband Dennis; 6 grandchildren, Sheena M. Jeske Turknett and husband John, Fallon Jeske De Vour and husband Adam, Luke A. Jeske, Nicholas J. Jeske, Matthew and Cece; 4 great-grandchildren, Myles, Shiyanne, Marissa and Liam as well as her step-children Buck, Dennis, Patrick, Mike, Patricia and Mark. She was predeceased by her husbands Ronald D. Jeske and Thomas D. Vannetta; parents Joseph and Cecelia Cianci and her sister, Patricia Besch-Kenny. A visitation for family will take place Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm. A Celebration of Life will commence at 3:00pm at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to www.inclusionproject.org or by mail, National Inclusion Project, P.O. Box 110104  RTR, NC 27709
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PEREZ, Emma E., 94, of Tampa passed away September 7, 2019. She is survived by her daughters, Lourdes R. Lugo, Adria, Perez, Veronica Hernandez; 6 grandchildren, Alberto Medina Jr, Lauren Perez, Alayna Hernandez, Gabriella Hernandez, Christian Suarez, Sophia Suarez; 4 great-grandchildren, Madison Burke, Annabella Housefield, Alejandro Alonzo, Anna Lucia Medina and several nieces and nephews. Emma was a beloved wife, mother, Abuela and friend to all. Prayer service will be 8:00pm Thursday, September 12 with visitation for family and friends from 6:00pm until service time at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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BORREGO, Rolando "Pipo", 92, of Tampa, FL passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Rolando was born in Isla de Piños, Cuba, February 14, 1927. He was a merchant marine and a veteran of Bay of Pigs Invasion. Rolando is survived by his daughters, Fanny, Haydee, Daisy and son, Roland; grandchildren, Lorenzo, Steven, David, Lissette, Vince, Roly, Stephanie and 8 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10am, Friday, September 20, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3012 W. Cherry Street, Tampa, FL
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