News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
"She was the quintessential citizen, community leader and lady," said Earl Lennard, of Dottie Berger MacKinnon, the founder and visionary of A Kid's Place in Brandon.
Shelley Ann Grimes is remembered by the namesake of Kim Hall's School of Dance as a dance mom with a big heart and eyes that twinkled.
Lamoon "Linda" Vassanapradit died July 26 at the age of 77.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Kenneth Redding Memorial Fund donations are being accepted at Chase bank locations. Memorial services are set for Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.
Dottie Berger MacKinnon recounts her long association with Olin L. Mott, who died today, July 2. "He was one of a kind."
The Willcox Academy of Music in Brandon loses its owner namesake, who died three days short of his 97th birthday. A Celebration of Life is set for July 2.
The 73-year-old former Brandon resident died June 28.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life for Strawberry Ridge resident Celeste Moreira Cyhaniuk. She died June 11, 2013.
The Strawberry Ridge resident died June 11.
Gwendolyn W. Stephenson died June 13 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was the longest-serving president of Hillsborough Community College.
Visitation and funeral arrangements have been arranged for Lyle R. Flagg, 85, who was principal at five schools, including Armwood, Brandon an East Bay, and chair of both the Brandon and Riv
Lyle Flagg's death has caused a flood of memories among citizens of the Greater Brandon area, who remember a man who served as chairman of two chambers of commerce and principal of five scho
Lyle Flagg served as principal of Brandon, Armwood and East Bay high schools.
The following obituaries honor people who recently passed away who had ties to the Brandon area.
Funeral services will be held today, April 12, at Bell Shoals Baptist Church followed by a burial at Serenity Meadows in Riverview.
Wilfredo Sosa, owner of Universal Pawn and Gun Range in Brandon, died March 28.
Jeffrey Bush's family has disclosed the details of a public celebration of his life. Bush lost his life Feb. 28 in a sinkhole in Seffner, at 240 Faithway Drive.
The Greater Plant City community is mourning the death of Betty Davis, who reportedly started her career as a cashier in 1959 and retired in 2011. She died Feb. 23 at age 72.
Glenna Jane Sizemore Bennett died Feb. 3 at the age of 74.