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Plant City Observer Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 6 years ago

OBITUARIES: 08.23.12


James Daniel Mathis, Richard W. McDougall, Robert Thomas Rhodes and Danyell Christina Weber

James Daniel Mathis

James Daniel Mathis, 71, of Plant City, died July 15.

He was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Wauchula.

He is survived by his sister, Bertha Gillam; and his companion, Bertie Peeples Dunbar.

A funeral service was held at Haught Funeral Home Chapel, Plant City. His interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Richard W. McDougall

Richard W. McDougall, 55, of Plant City, died July 4, at South Florida Baptist Hospital from complications of surgery.

Born Oct. 13, 1956, in Bethpage, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edward McDougall and Mabel McErlain McDougall.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1978 until 1983.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas McDougall; and a sister, Marion Gabriel.

A committal service was Aug. 10, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

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Robert Thomas Rhodes

Robert Thomas Rhodes, 80, of Plant City, died on Aug. 8.

Born Sunday, June 12, 1932, in Moultrie, Ga., he was the husband of Maxine Carter Rhodes.

Survivors include a son, Robert Thomas Rhodes, Jr.; daughters, Teresa Barfield, Donna Robbins and Elizabeth Taylor; brothers, Ronald Beasley and George William Beasley; and a sister, Mary Nell Cooper.

The family will received friends Aug. 16, at First Church of God, 601 N. Gordon St., Plant City.

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Helen Frances Royster

Helen Frances Royster, 84, of Plant City, died Aug. 13, at Melech House, Temple Terrace.

Born Sept. 24, 1927, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Theo Holt and the late Myrtle Jackson  Holt. She was the wife of the late James “Jake” Royster.

Mrs. Royster loved the camera and was photographed with many celebrities over the years, including Elvis, June Carter, and Former Gov. Bob Graham, to name a few.

Mrs. Royster was preceded in death by a brother, William “Buddy” Holt; and sisters, Charla Griffin, Macel McElroy and Shirley Collier.

She is survived by her nephew, Thomas Walden.

A memorial service was Aug. 17, at Haught Funeral Home Chapel

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Danyell Christina Weber

Danyell Christina Weber, 38, of Lakeland, died Aug. 6.

Born Aug. 3, 1974, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy Bailey, and Glenna Bailey. She was the wife of Ernest Weber.

Survivors include sons, Christopher Jack Raymond Weber and Jonathan Darrell Weber; and brothers, Jimmy Ray Bailey II and William Robert Bailey.

Services to be held at a later date in Kentucky.

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