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BUTTRAM, Carlis G, Sgt, 90, of Tampa passed away, Feb. 2, 2019 with his family by his side. He was A US Army veteran serving during the Korean war. He is survived by his wife Betty; son's Perry and John Buttram; daughter, Carmen Hunt; grandchildren, Jai, Jarred, Jenna, Jeremy, and Brian; 10 great-grandchildren. Carlis is predeceased by his grandson, Christopher Hunt. Carlis is also survived by his foster daughter, Diana Dirr and her children, Joshua and Brandy; as well as Emily, Randall and Rachel who are the children of Michael Edwards who predeceased Mr. Buttram. Funeral services will be 10am, Thurs, Feb 7 at Trinity Chapel Christian Fellowship Church, 2411 55th Street Tampa with visitation for family and friends one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow at 1pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with military honors.
HARRINGTON, Marshall W. 68, of Tampa passed away February 10, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife Pamela; brother, David Harrington; sister, Sharon Shealey and many nieces and nephews. Marshall was a lifelong resident of Tampa. His other passion in life was his compassionate love for all animals. He was the owner operator of Denmark Printing Company. Funeral service will be 10am Friday, February 22, 2019 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl. with military honors. Pastor Eddy William will be officiating service. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in Marshall's memory, 3607 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607.
WATSON, Michelle Anne, 62, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of Tampa, Florida, died Friday, February 8, 2019, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on March 19, 1956 in Paris, France. Michelle is survived by her husband, David McDonald Watson, Sr., of Beaumont; daughter, Stacie Anne Santiago and her husband, Felix, of Tampa, Florida; stepdaughter, Megan Leeann Starnes, of Portland, Oregon; stepson, David McDonald Watson, Jr., of Powder Springs, Georgia; sisters, Lisa Cassidy and her husband, Tom, of St. Petersburg Florida and Celeste Kuhla, of Tampa Florida; grandchildren, Trib Santiago, of Tampa, Florida, Serenity Starnes, of Georgia and Raine Starnes of Alabama. Memorial Celebration of life will be from 4:00 - 6:00pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Swilley Funeral Home, 1602 W Waters Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929 Washington, DC 20090-6929 or to Beaumont Pets Alive, 2396 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.
TURNER, Jackie Boyce, 84, of Temple Terrace, FL, went home to be with the Lord, February 14, 2019 with his family by his side. Jackie was a proud U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He is survived by his loving wife Betty; sons, Boyce Gene Turner (Barbara "Bobbie"), Eric Charles Turner; grandchildren, Destiny Turner (Kevin), Anitra Jean Turner (Brian) and Boyce Gene Turner II (Niki). Jackie was predeceased by his daughter Penny Leigh Turner and his sister, Betty Ann Gryder. Funeral Services will be 11:00am, Sat, Feb 23, at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, with visitation one hour prior to service time. Private interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
WAGNER, Melvin E, "Corky", 91, of Dade City, FL formerly of Tampa passed away February 13, 2019 under the care of the Rucki Hospice Care Center in Zephyrhills, FL. Corky is survived by his son, Keith Wagner; daughter, Kim Martin; 3 grandchildren, Casey Martin, Blake Wagner and Bethany Martin. Private interment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Thonotosassa, FL.
OSBORNE, Debra Jane, passed away peacefully from this life on December 31, 2018. She was born March 8, 1953, in Salem, Indiana to Verda (Blanton) Osborne and McKinley Osborne Sr. Her childhood years were spent attending schools in Tampa and Indiana. She was a member of the King High School class of 1971. Debra proudly served her country with the United States Army, serving tours in Germany and various posts in the U.S. After leaving the Army she was employed at both the Tampa Police Department and the U.S. Postal Service, from which she retired in 2010. Among her many interest were music, reading, history, pop culture, and current events. Debra is survived by her sister, Ruth O. Melvin of Charlotte, NC; brothers, McKinley Osborne Jr, (Pat) and James Osborne (Vicki) of Tampa; eight nieces and nephews, and their familes; as well as many extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Joseph Osborne (Lynn). She is, and will always be, greatly missed. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11am, March 8, 2019, at Bay Pine National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33708. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Debra's name to a charitable organization that supports children, veterans, or hospice services.
HARVEY, Mary Jane (Barineau), 67, of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully February 15, 2019 in Lutz, FL, after a nearly five year battle with cancer and related issues. A Celebration of Mary Jane's Life will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 5 pm, at the Empress Tea Room, 12924 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, in Tampa. In lieu of flowers, her family request donations be made in support of two causes that Mary Jane cared deeply about; Guardian Angel Dog Rescue (www.gadr.org) and Bonne Terre Haiti (bonneterrehaiti.org), where Jen Wride, a missionary who Mary Jane hosted in her home, shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ while educating Haitians in sustainable agriculture. Mary Jane was born in Tampa, FL to Billy and Eunice Barinaeu, December 22, 1951. She was a life long resident of Tampa, 1969 graduate of Chamberlain High School, and business owner. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Chet Harvey. Mary Jane is survived by her brother, Buck Barineau (Starr); daughter, Jennifer Mallan (Rob); son, Adam Buckner (Donna); four grandsons and one great-grandson; and dear friend, RuthAnn Stone. Mary Jane lavished extraordinary love sincere kindness, and generous hospitality upon all as a mom, grandmother, sister, friend, and caregiver. She was a member of Reliant Family Church, where she completed a year of Bible College before her illness. Mary Jane's family wishes to extend sincerest gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital North and LifePath Hospice, as well as Mike and Kim Nauman for their compassionate care and support throughout this chapter.
MURPHY, Charles, 87, of Tampa, FL, passed away March 6, 2019. Charles was a proud U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Korean War and was decorated with several medals. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ann and daughter, Sharon. He is survived by his sons, Michael, Timothy, Murph, and Charlie; daughters, Barbara Sue and Melissa; grandchildren, Katie, Christopher, Matt, Troy, Josh, Jacob, and Zack; great-grandchild, Levi; nieces, Barbara, Peggy and Frances; nephew, Butch, and many other loving family members and friends, too many to name. Funeral service will be 1pm Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, with visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow at Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa, F, with Naval military honors.
WILLIAMS, James E., 82, of Tampa passed away, March 8, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth A. Williams; daughter, Deborah and husband Naveen; grandsons, Josh and Brandon, and many extended family members and friends. James was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving from July 1958 to July 1961. His major occupation through life was as an Engineer Technician with the Department of Transportation and was a faithful member of Carrollwood Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 11am, Friday, March 15, 2019 with visitation one hour prior to service time at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave with interment to follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, FL. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army honor guard.
LIGHTSEY, Marjorie Hilda, 84 of Odessa, FL, passed away, March 8, 2019 at home. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Rodgers "Dottie"; step-children, Scott Lightsey and wife Debbie and his 3 children, Laura Hunter-Null and husband Mike and their 4 children and Lisa Seay and her 2 children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband David Lee Lightsey; brothers, Milton McKenzie and Wilbur McKenzie and sister Jean Taylor. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev William Thacker of Buchanan Baptist Church officiating.
WASMUND, Shirley Ann (Draves), 83, of Tampa, FL, passed away, March 15, 2019. She was born in Dunkirk, NY to Francis and Ethel Draves. Leaving behind her loving husband of 61 years, David P. Wasmund. She will be lovingly missed by her 4 sons, David Jr (Vicki), Mark (Jill), Erick (Lori) and Craig; 5 grandsons amd 1 granddaughter. The family will receive friend from 1-2pm, March 30, 2019 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2707 W Waters Ave, Tampa with memorial service at 2pm. In Shirley's memory donations may be made to the church.