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Plant City Observer Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 6 years ago



Junia Faye English, Johnny Gregory McDaniel, Angela Marie “Angel” Nester

Junia Faye English and Goma Byrd Stallard

Junia Faye English

Junia Faye English, 77, of Dover, died on Friday July 6, 2012.

Mrs. English was born in Plant City on May 28, 1935, to Rayford Ransome and Jonnie Victoria (Pearson) Porter.  She attended Plant City High School, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dover, where she served as a primary Sunday School teacher and director of the Primary Department for many years. She also drove a school bus  for 12 years. Mrs. English loved fishing with her husband, Harry Leroy English.

She was predeceased by her parents; daughter Nancy Lee Bryant; brother Charles Porter; and sister Teresa Hare. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Harry Leroy English; sons Rodney Leroy English (Lucinda), of Dover, and Ronald Charles English (Cindy), of Valrico; daughter Julia Kay Baker (Mark), of Dover; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers you can make donations to Melech Hospice House, Temple Terrace, or First Baptist Dover Building Fund.

Johnny Gregory McDaniel

Johnny Gregory McDaniel, 50, of Plant City, died July 2, 2012. He was a loving husband and dad.

He was predeceased by father, Henry McDaniel. Survivors include mother Frances McDaniel; wife Eva E. McDaniel; sons Johnny Gregory McDaniel Jr. (Tiffany), of St. Petersburg, Michael Paul McDaniel, of Lakeland, James Brandon McDaniel (Deanna), of Chiefland; brothers Earl McDaniel (Michelle), of Georgia, David McDaniel (Lori), of Plant City; and seven grandchildren.

Angela Marie “Angel” Nester

Angela Marie “Angel” Nester, 33 of Plant City, died July 7, 2012.

Born March 16, 1979, in Lakeland, she was the daughter of Billy (Karen) Johnson and Bertha (Dirk) Bridges Padgett. She was the wife of Michael Nester.

Angel was a member at Youman’s Praise and Worship Center, and a leader of the worship team. Surviving are sons Dylan, Austin and Cory Nester; daughter Megan Nester; brothers Billy Ray “Bubba” Johnson and Tyler Padgett; and sisters Brittany Smith and Kaitlyn Johnson.

A funeral service was held July 14, 2012, at Youman’s Praise and Worship Center.

Goma Byrd Stallard

Goma Byrd Stallard, 87, of Avon Park and Plant City, died July 6, 2012.

She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Cedar Grove, Ga., to the late William Lowery Byrd and Girtrude Richards Byrd. She attended Carroll Lynn Business College in Rome, Georgia in 1942 and graduated from Western Union School in Gainesville, Ga., in 1943. During the time she was employed by Western Union Telegraph Co., she served as office manager at Cartersville, Marietta and West Point, Ga. Later, she attended the University of Alabama.

In Avon Park, she was active in the Avon Park Women’s Club for many years, serving as the club registrar and sponsor of the Junior Woman’s Club. She was a 46-year member of the First Baptist Church of Avon Park.

She was predeceased by her former husband, Dr. William Armistead Stallard; son William Grant Stallard; brother Jay M. Byrd; and sisters Mary Shankle, Bonnie Kenny, Beatrice Rush, Velma Byrd, Sue Byrd, Ruth Massey and Alma Byrd.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary E. Humphrey, (Dr. Donald), Plant City; grandchildren Caroline H. Masek (Seth), Mango, Cpl. Jonathan A. Humphrey, Plant City, Stefanie Stallard, Bradenton; stepgrandson Mark Kess, Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren Ethan and Elaina Masek; and many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces.

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