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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Tribute: Dottie Berger MacKinnon, 71, Dies, Her 'Big Heart' Remembered

Tribute: Dottie Berger MacKinnon, 71, Dies, Her 'Big Heart' Remembered

"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.
Tribute: Hit-And-Run Victim Shelley Ann Grimes Remembered

Tribute: Hit-And-Run Victim Shelley Ann Grimes Remembered

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.
Face Of Siam Motors Will Be Missed

Face Of Siam Motors Will Be Missed

Lamoon "Linda" Vassanapradit died July 26 at the age of 77.
Community Bids Farewell To Kenneth B. Clay Sr.

Community Bids Farewell To Kenneth B. Clay Sr.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Memorial, Donation Fund Set For Slain 7-Eleven Clerk Kenneth Redding

Memorial, Donation Fund Set For Slain 7-Eleven Clerk Kenneth Redding

Kenneth Redding Memorial Fund donations are being accepted at Chase bank locations. Memorial services are set for Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.
Tribute: Olin Mott, 92, Dies, His Heart For Children Remembered

Tribute: Olin Mott, 92, Dies, His Heart For Children Remembered

Dottie Berger MacKinnon recounts her long association with Olin L. Mott, who died today, July 2. "He was one of a kind."
Edward Willcox Taught 3 Generations Of Music Students

Edward Willcox Taught 3 Generations Of Music Students

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.
In Memoriam: Homemaker, Deacon's Mother, State Attorney's Office Retiree

In Memoriam: Homemaker, Deacon's Mother, State Attorney's Office Retiree

The 73-year-old former Brandon resident died June 28.
From Brazil to Valrico, 83 Years Of Life Remembered

From Brazil to Valrico, 83 Years Of Life Remembered

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life for Strawberry Ridge resident Celeste Moreira Cyhaniuk. She died June 11, 2013.
Celebration of Life Planned for Celeste Cyhaniuk

Celebration of Life Planned for Celeste Cyhaniuk

The Strawberry Ridge resident died June 11.
Gwendolyn Stephenson Remembered as 'A Great President of HCC'

Gwendolyn Stephenson Remembered as 'A Great President of HCC'

Gwendolyn W. Stephenson died June 13 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was the longest-serving president of Hillsborough Community College.
Final Rest for Lyle R. Flagg: Visitation and Funeral Services Set

Final Rest for Lyle R. Flagg: Visitation and Funeral Services Set

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
Tribute: Lyle Flagg's Mark in Brandon Was Wide and Deep

Tribute: Lyle Flagg's Mark in Brandon Was Wide and Deep

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
Well-Known Brandon Educator Lyle Flagg Dead at 85

Well-Known Brandon Educator Lyle Flagg Dead at 85

Lyle Flagg served as principal of Brandon, Armwood and East Bay high schools.
Obituaries: Denisco, Malpeli, Taylor

Obituaries: Denisco, Malpeli, Taylor

The following obituaries honor people who recently passed away who had ties to the Brandon area.
Deputy Justin Hancock Loses Battle With Cancer at Age 33

Deputy Justin Hancock Loses Battle With Cancer at Age 33

Funeral services will be held today, April 12, at Bell Shoals Baptist Church followed by a burial at Serenity Meadows in Riverview.
Funeral Services Set for Longtime Brandon Businessman

Funeral Services Set for Longtime Brandon Businessman

Wilfredo Sosa, owner of Universal Pawn and Gun Range in Brandon, died March 28.
Memorial Announced for Sinkhole Victim

Memorial Announced for Sinkhole Victim

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.
Retired After 52 Years on the Job, Beloved Plant City Cashier Dies

Retired After 52 Years on the Job, Beloved Plant City Cashier Dies

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.
Services Set for Retired Brandon Teacher With Country Singing Roots

Services Set for Retired Brandon Teacher With Country Singing Roots

Glenna Jane Sizemore Bennett died Feb. 3 at the age of 74.