Betty J. Busby, Virginia Calderon Campbell, Bernice Futch, Wade E. Kirkpatrick, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers and Dora Williams
Betty J. Busby
Betty J. Busby, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Plant City, died Oct. 6, at UT Medical Center.
Mrs. Busby worked as a teacher, a seamstress and a child-care provider at various day cares.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Sr.; her parents, Wilson Tolbert Jr. and LeAnn Clementez; grandparents, Wilson Sr. and Lilly Tolbert; and two sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Andrea (Eugene) Busby; sons, Nathaniel, Jr., Christopher, Amos (Maya) and Allen Busby; grandson, Nathaniel III; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and many other relatives and friends.
Virginia Calderon Campbell
Virginia Calderon Campbell, 65, of Wesley Chapel, died Oct. 7, at HPH Hospice, in Dade City.
Born July 18, 1947, in Carlsbad, N.M., she was the daughter of the late Manuel Calderon and the late Manuela Vigil Calderon.
She was the owner of Housekeeping by Virginia, a member of Just Church in Zephyrhills, a member of the Christian Network, and was a loving and adoring mother.
Survivors include a daughter, Evarista Marie Campbell; brothers, Miguel, Daniel and Samuel Calderon; sisters, Margarita Gentry and Naomi Calderon; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was predeceased by her brother, Raul Calderon.
Services are pending at this time.
Online condolences may be made to the family at haughtfuneralhome.com.
Bernice Futch, 94, of Plant City, and born in Franklin, Ky., died Sept. 30, following complications from a fall.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Aaron Futch, and grandson, Gregory Futch.
She is survived by her children, Helen Graves (Ken), Ronald Futch (Faye), Lester Futch (Dorinda) and Chester Futch (Corinne); siblings, Carolyn Jordan and Billy Grace (Joanne); seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends Oct. 3, at Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City. A Celebration of Life was held Oct. 4, at Springhead Church of Christ. Interment followed at Mount Enon, Plant City.
Online condolences may be made to the family at hopewellfuneral.com.
Wade E. Kirkpatrick
Wade E. Kirkpatrick, 53, of Plant City, died Oct. 7, at home.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was married to Jandira DeOliveira, who survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy S. Kirkpatrick; one son, Nolan J. Kirkpatrick; two brothers, Drew and Rex Kirkpatrick; and one sister, Tara Kirkpatrick.
A celebration of was held Oct. 10, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Plant City.
Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers
Charles “Buddy” Rogers, 47, of Plant City, died Oct. 9, after a sudden struggle with cancer.
Mr. Rogers was born on Feb. 12, 1965, in Plant City. His passion was music, including Bach, rock and lullabies.
He is survived by his parents, Ennis and Betty Rogers; children, Joshua, Connor and Guinevere; wife, Melissa; sisters, Judy (Gary) Brinkley, Catheryne MacPherson, Beth (Joe) Campoamor, Susanne (Frank) Frangie; brothers, Michael (JoAnne), Bruce (Cindy), Daniel and John (Judy); and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Dora Williams, 75, of Plant City, died Sept. 17, in Plant City.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Carmartie; three grandchildren, Tommy McKinnie, of Brandon, and Trenchia and Torrance McKinnie, of Plant City; seven great-grandchildren and may other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was Sept. 22, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Plant City. A funeral service was held Sept. 23, at St. Joseph A.M.E. Church in Chipley, with the Rev. Anthony McKinnie officiating.