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Plant City Observer Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 8 months ago

2.23.18 Obituaries

2.23.18 Obituaries

Gary E. Williams

Dr. Gary E. Williams, 84, of Lakeland, born in Charleston, Illinois, entered

into eternal rest on Feb. 10. 

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Charles William Bell

Charles William Bell, 88, of Plant City, born on June 6, 1929, entered into eternal rest on Feb. 13. 

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Roger Dale Fowler

Roger Dale Fowler, 68, of Plant City, born on July 31, 1949, entered into eternal rest on Feb. 14. Expressions of condolence at

Beverly Brunson

Beverly Brunson, 84, Shelbyville, KY died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 following a long illness at

Westport Care Center.  A native of Kalamazoo, MI, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Olive Egberts.  

She grew up in Kalamazoo and joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school. While in the Navy, she met and married her husband, William “Bill” Brunson. They lived in Plant City, FL nearly 50 years, where she was a cashier at Felton’s Grocery. She was everyone’s favorite cashier as she never met a stranger and could talk with anyone. Following her retirement and the passing of her husband, she relocated to Shelbyville, to be near her daughter. She was an avid reader, pinball wizard and enjoyed gardening and playing cards. She was Lutheran by faith.

In addition to her husband and parents, two sisters, Lois Smith and Irene Barkley, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Terry Vance of Shelbyville; her grandson, Andy Spetz of Chicago, IL and several nieces and nephews for whom she was known as the “favorite aunt.”

Cremation has been selected in accordance with her wishes. A private memorial service will be held later in Plant City, FL. The cremated remains will be privately interred. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville or Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes are available through the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb Funeral Home.  

Online condolences may be expressed at


Margaret Sowizdrzal

Margaret Sowizdrzal, age 86, of Plant City passed away on Feb. 14, 2018. 

She will be missed. Services to take place in New York at a later date.


Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston, age 82, of Plant City, FL passed away on Feb. 14, 2018.  

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Haught Funeral Home, 708 W. MLK Jr. Blvd, Plant City.  

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Charles ‘Rob’ Hargis

Charles “Rob” Hargis, 71, of Bartow, Florida, formerly of Wimauma, born in Plant City on

Oct. 25, 1946, entered into eternal rest on Feb. 18, 2018. 

He retired from Goodson Farms after 38 years. He loved NASCAR, fishing, gambling, Westerns, and putting hot sauce on everything he ate. 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Virginia Hargis; children, Ginger Lambert of Bartow, Rhonda Hapgood (Dave) of Bartow, James “P-Nut” Hooks of Wimauma, and Daniel “Mikey” Hargis of Ruskin; grandchildren, Kim Mastronardi (Mike), Lydia Lambert, Trevor Edwards, Tyler Switzer, Erik Hargis, and Ethan Hargis; great-granddaughter, Lexi Mastronardi; 8 nieces; and 11 nephews. 

A visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S County Road 39, Plant City. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Friends and Family Church, 17332 Carlton Branch Drive, Wimauma. Committal to follow at Fellowship Cemetery, Wimauma. Expressions of condolence at





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