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​Tampa Florist
813-931-1998
DANIELS, Gene L., 94, of Tampa passed away July 5, 2019. He is survived by his sons, Bucky Daniels and Judson Daniels; daughter, Kathleen Jeske and her husband Chris; 2 grandchildren, Matthew and Cecelia; 4 step grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; Judson's God children, Jocelynn and Gabriel and Gene's sister-in-law, Martha Young. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife Harriet Daniels. Funeral service will be 10am Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave, with visitation from 9am until service time. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery in Thonotosassa, off of US 301.
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KIEPKE, Dorothy L, "Dotsy"  67, of Wesley Chapel, FL, passed away, July 9, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; daughter, Amy DeSalvo huband Jason; grandson Levi DeSalvo; brother, David Combs; sisters, Kathy Anthony, Cindy Combs and Diane Crosson.  A visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, July 13 at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave.
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RICHARDS, Allen Dale, 93, of Lutz, FL went home to be with the Lord, July 9, 2019. He is survived by his son, Steven Richards and wife Mary; daughter Cheryl Mercer and husband Rick; 4 grandchildren and 13, great-grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, July 15 from 6-8pm at the funeral home, 1602 W Waters Ave. Funeral services will be, Tuesday, July 16 at Myrtle Lake Baptist Church at 10:30am with visitation from 10am until service time. Interment is scheduled at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL  with military honors at 2pm.
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DIAZ, Lidia Rosa, 81 of Tampa passed away, July 30, 2019. She was born to the late Guillermo and Francisca in Havana, Cuba. Lidia is survived by her husband Aristides Diaz; daughter Olga L. Fuente; grandchildren, Liana Fuente, Alexander Perez, Luis Rodriguez and Kristian Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Julissa Marie Rodriguez, Julian Rodriguez, Luis Julian Rodriguez and Aristides J. Rodriguez. She was preceded in death by her daughter Dinorah Marie Rodriguez and granddaughter, Dinorah Marie Rodriguez. Memorial Mass will be 11:00am, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3012 W. Cherry Street, Tampa, FL.
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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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