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Obituaries 12-03-09
By Observer News
Dec 3, 2009 - 8:30:49 PM

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Phillip G. Combs
Phillip G. Combs, 55, passed away on November 23, 2009 in Ruskin, FL.
He is survived by his wife Darlene Combs of Georgia; son, Travis D. Combs; his mother, Katherine Combs; brother, Jack and sisters, Brenda Roe, Beverly Zwar and Laura Boodt.
The memorial service will be held at Zipperer’s Funeral Home in ruskin on December 3, 2009 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Travis Combs to offset funeral expenses. They will be greatly appreciated.

Boies Coppinger, Jr.

 Boies Penrose Coppinger, Jr. died peacefully at his home in Sun City Center after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 29 years; sons Jeffrey, Brian, and Gary; stepsons Mark and Roy Dahl; five grandchildren, Candace, Zachary, Grant, Nathan and Jonathan. Boies was born on September 2, 1926 in New York City, New York. He graduated from Columbia High School in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ in 1944. From 1944-1946 he served as a US Navy, Petty Officer Second Class (Torpedo man) aboard the USS Sperry AS9, Pacific Theater. From 1947-1950 he attended Babson Institute in Wellesly Hills, Mass. He graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration. While a student there, he was Captain of the golf team and Business Mgr.. of the college newspaper. In 1950­1951 he was employed by Alexander & Alexander, Inc. as a NYC insurance broker. From 1951-1952 he was recalled by the US Navy. He served in Quonset Point, RI as a torpedo overhaul and repairman. He was employed by the Shell Oil Company (Financial Organization) from 1953-1986. He served in 13 locations around the U.S. and in Japan. Upon his retirement, he moved to Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL., where he served as Past Officer and Director of the Siesta Key Association, Sec.-Treasurer. of the James Fl. Mullen Memorial Fund, Inc., Member of Man-to-Man (Prostate Cancer Support group, and was Editor-in-Chief of its newsletter. He was a Past Officer of the Sarasota Power Squadron, Tax Counselor for AARP and volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
  Boies and Joan moved to Sun City Center, FL in the spring of 2005. There he was member of the VFW, American Legion, Model Railroad Club, and Men’s Club and Dog Owner’s Group. ’He was happiest when doing for others, and contributed much time to community activities. When asked what his proudest achievement was, he said it was being voted Cheshire, Conn. Little League Coach of the Year in 1964.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life Path Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Pkwy., Suite 1020, Temple Terrace, FL 33637, or to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 2:00 pm at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb East, Sun City Center, FL

Greta Domroes
Greta Domroes, 78, of Sun City Center, FL passed away on November 9, 2009.
Greta was an active volunteer in her community, enjoyed sports and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, David; children, Cindy, Mark (Sarah), Lisa and Becky; brother, Doug (Shirley); and five grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge, Sun City Center, FL. Words of comfort may be expressed at

Lois Melton Richardson Edwards

Lois Melton Richardson Edwards, age 88, of Sun City Center Florida passed away on November 20, 2009 at her home.
She was the youngest of nine children of Andrew and Bertha Johnson Melton. Lois formerly lived in Hart County and moved to Elizabethtown and retired from Gates Rubber Company before moving to Florida in 1988. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Ruskin,Fl. She was preceded in death by her husbands Cleon Richardson and Lester Edwards. She had many friends and enjoyed life and will be greatly missed.
 She is survived by one son, Chester Richardson and his wife Janet, Shepherdsville,Ky; one daughter, Beatrice Richardson Gill and her husband Wendell of Alpharetta, GA.; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild ; two sisters; Cindy Pedigo and Ella Jolly.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 29, 2009 in the Chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Margaret C. Nelson
Margaret C. Nelson  (Peggy) was born May 8,1917 in Saratoga, NY to John and Edith (Mellon) Collins. Peggy moved to Miami  as a young woman where she met her late husband Howard.
She was chairman of the Democrat League of Woman Voters for many years in the seventies. She was employed by Penn Central  Railroad for many years  and then enjoyed being a housewife.
She moved to Sun City Center in the early nineties to be near family.
She learned to become a computer buff and enjoyed many hours surfing, gaming  and chatting with the fan club members of her favorite guy “Andrew McCarthy.”
She is survived by her sister-in-law Ruth Nelson, of Sun City Center; 4 nephews, Carl Nelson Jr. (Linda) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Edward Nelson  (Kirsten) of Austin, Texas, Howard Nelson of Chicago and Tom Wolf of Dayton, Ohio; one niece, Shiela Nelson Curtis (Bill) of North Plains, Or. and her loving caregiver and friend Marcia Stone of Apollo Beach, Fl.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years and her sister Kathleen of San Francisco, Ca.
 A memorial will be held at Freedom Plaza at 10:30 am  on Thursday Dec. 3.  Burial will follow at a later date at Bushnell cemetery.

Wanda Lee Weiger

Wanda Lee Weiger, 61, of Ruskin passed away November 9, 2009.
She was born in Olney, Maryland. Wanda came to Florida in the early 90s. She has been a Ruskin resident for the last 15 years.
She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Ruskin Memorial Park located at the south end of 1st St. SW. Friends are invited to attend.

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