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Obituaries: November 3, 2011

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November 3, 2011

William E. Brindle
William E. Brindle, 71, of Sun City Center died on September 20, 2011. He was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Salem, IN. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for 24 years retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert and son, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Kristine Walker; stepchildren, Melissa, Michael and Matthew; four grandchildren and sisters, Dorothy Doering, Jeanie Blevins and Linda Rider. Interment will be at Sarasota VA National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.

James Cook
James Cook, 73, of Sun City Center, FL. went to be with his Lord on his birthday August 25, 2011.  Memorial Service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, Fl. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Trinity Baptist Church Building fund.

Odes Holland
Odes Holland, 92, died October 20, 2011, at his home in Apollo Beach.  He is survived by his loving wife Catherine, his children, Gloria, Carl, and Kay Holland, and his beloved dog Sassy.  He was born in Lee County, South Carolina, and was recruited to play football by what is now Clemson University.  He began his career in land development in South Carolina with Robert E. Lee & Company, moving to Florida in 1953.  As vice president of the company, he played an important role in the development of Apollo Beach and other Bay area communities.  Faith was an essential part of his life, and he sought to live guided by its principles.
Contact Gloria Holland by email hollandgloria@yahoo.com or at 645-4183, 645-4573, or 767-4354.

Frances A. Hatfield
 Frances A. Hatfield, 87, a nine-year resident of Sun City Center, formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida, went home to her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, October 15, 2011.  Frances was born & raised in Davenport, Iowa, one of 11 children born to Glenn & Hazel Hatchitt.  In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, H.C. “Swede,” who predeceased her in 2001.  She is survived by her devoted daughter Linda Ann & son-in-law Richard; sisters Margaret Ehlers, Sun City Center & Mary Lou Geisler, North Port, Florida, plus many beloved nieces and nephews.  Frances excelled in public speaking; was a young member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, serving as a chapter & federation president; she served as secretary to the Sterling McClellan American Legion Post Auxiliary, was active in her church, an intrepid Girl Scout leader & worked as a teachers’ aide in the Broward County School system until her retirement.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, collecting open salts & travelling.  An extraordinary daughter, wife, mother, sister & aunt, Frances will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to God, family & friends; as our amazing family historian; for her courage in embracing challenges, living life with great spirit, optimism, determination & a wonderful sense of humor.  She lives on in our hearts till we meet again in The Lord’s Presence!  A celebration of her life will take place on Sat., Nov. 5, 11 a.m., at Sun City Funeral Home, Sun City Center.   Flowers are welcome or memorial gifts can be made to: First Christian Church of SCC, c/o Dr. David Campbell, 725 Elkhorn Drive, SCC 33573 (Note:Hatfield Memorial) – or - HIS International, Inc. (Note:Hatfield Memorial), P.O. Box 8323, Columbia, SC 29202-8323.  Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, at a later date.

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