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9.22.17 Obituaries

9.22.17 Obituaries

James A. Coker

James A. Coker, 93, of Plant City passed away September 8, 2017. 

Visitation and service were held at Wells Memorial September 15.


Deloise Johnson

Deloise Johnson, 86, of Plant City, born on August 10, 1931 in Tampa, entered into eternal rest on September 8. 

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Joyce Ann Hightower

Joyce Ann Hightower, 74, of Ft. Meade, born on October 18, 1942 in Milan, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on September 11. 

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Rachel Ann Smith

Rachel Ann Smith, 78, of Plant City, born on February 27, 1939, entered into eternal rest on September 11.

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Ronald E. Faris

Ronald E. Faris, 82, of Plant City died Sept. 13, 2017. 

Visitation Sept. 22nd from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a service at 12 p.m. 

Burial at Garden of Memories in Tampa at 2 p.m.


Floyd Ray Carlile

Floyd Ray Carlile, 89, of Plant City, born on July 26, 1928 in Koshkonong, Missouri, entered into eternal rest on September 14. 

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James Earl Dicks, Sr.

James Earl Dicks, Sr., longtime local businessman, father and grandfather left this world from his home in Crystal River, FL by natural causes on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Jim loved life and lived it fully, thanks to his success in several businesses. He loved the waters of Crystal River, FL and the snow of Mount Snow, VT.  He had an inquisitive mind and an interest in sharing his thoughts with those he loved.  

Jim was born in Tampa, March 24, 1943, the eldest son of James Raymond Dicks and June Simmons Dicks.  He graduated from Plant City High School in 1961 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1969.

Jim is survived by his children James Earl Dicks, Jr., Jana Dicks Kent and Justin Lamb; as well as his six grandchildren, Jacy Kent, JillyAnne Kent, James Dicks, Jacqueline Dicks, Levitt Lamb and Tripp Lamb.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that charitable donations be made to Save Crystal River, Inc., P. O. Box 2258, Crystal River, FL 34423.  

Please use:[email protected] to send condolences to the family.


Timothy James Lubrano

Timothy James Lubrano, age 62, was found dead at his home in Seneca, South Carolina in early January 2017.  Timothy was predeceased by his parents, Salvatore Joseph Lubrano and Shirley Ann Gnacke Lubrano and a sister Sharon Lubrano. 

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Yoder Humphreys (Ron) of Lancaster, SC, Luann Blasquez of Waynesboro, Virginia, and a brother, Thomas Joseph Lubrano  (Diane) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 

Arrangements were handled by the Sandifer Funeral Home in Westminster, South Carolina.


John R. Bauer, Jr.

John R. Bauer, Jr., 52, of Plant City, born on October 31, 1964 in Syracuse, New York, entered into eternal rest on September 17. 

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