Obituaries February 22, 2018

Charles W. Stump III

There will be a celebration of life for Charles W. Stump III at E. G. Simmons Park pavilion number 3, 2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Please join us.

Esta L. Cornett

Esta L. Cornett, age 89, formerly of Waynesville Ohio and Sun City Center Fla., passed away under the care of Hospice of the Miami Valley at Cedar Village, Mason, Ohio with daughter Sharon and son-in-law Lew at her side.

Her husband Ralph and granddaughters Rana and Jennifer preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Sharon (Lew) Bonadies; sons Mark, Mike (Jean), Larry (Terry) and Bruce (Carol); 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

Interment will be at Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Memorial contributions maybe made to Hospice of the Miami Valley ( and Cedar Village (

Charles Hargis

Charles “Rob” Hargis, 71, of Bartow, Florida, formerly of Wimauma, born in Plant City on October 25, 1946, entered into eternal rest on February 18, 2018. He retired from Goodson Farms after 38 years. He loved NASCAR, fishing, gambling, Westerns and putting hot sauce on everything he ate.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Virginia Hargis; children, Ginger Lambert of Bartow, Rhonda Hapgood (Dave) of Bartow, James “P-Nut” Hooks of Wimauma and Daniel “Mikey” Hargis of Ruskin; grandchildren, Kim Mastronardi (Mike), Lydia Lambert, Trevor Edwards, Tyler Switzer, Erik Hargis and Ethan Hargis; great-granddaughter, Lexi Mastronardi; eight nieces; and 11 nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 S. County Road 39, Plant City. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 24, at 3 p.m. at Friends and Family Church, 17332 Carlton Branch Drive, Wimauma. Committal to follow at Fellowship Cemetery, Wimauma. Expressions of condolence at