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Obituaries March 21, 2013

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Lee Alys Cunningham

Lee Alys Cunningham, 81, of Ruskin, Fla passed away March 15, 2013. She retired as a bookkeeper and was a member of the Gibsonton United Methodist Church and later attended Sun City Center United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Philip; son and daughter-in-law Craig D. Cunningham and Christine Eckerfield; daughter and son-in-law Amy and Gregory Perkins; granddaughter Sierra Perkins; and grandson Zachary Perkins.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Sun City Center Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Fla 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, Fla.


Marjorie Elizabeth (Kobel) Hacker

Marjorie Elizabeth (Kobel) Hacker was born on July 15, 1932 in Newark, Ohio and died on February 10, 2013 in Sun City Center, Florida of natural causes. 

Marjorie grew up in North Canton, Ohio and graduated from North Canton High School.  She received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Ohio University in 1957. She married Herbert Hacker, Jr. and they lived in Durham, North Carolina for many years, raising three children. 

In her younger years, Marjorie loved to play tennis and sew.  In her later years, she traveled all over the globe; her favorite trips were to Israel and China, and she lived in San Miguel, Mexico for several years.  She authored the novel In the Shadow of the Tower:  Sex, Fear and Politics on a Southern Campus

Marjorie’s greatest passion in life was bridge, which she played competitively until her death.  She had been awarded 311 Master Points from the American Contract Bridge League.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her father William Kobel; mother Florence (Black) Kobel; sister Mary (Kobel) Thomas; her ex-spouse Herbert Hacker Jr.; and daughter-in-law Jennifer (Wright) Hacker.  She is survived by son Doug Hacker and daughter-in-law Linda (Bonneville) Hacker of Naples, Florida; son David Hacker of San Miguel, Mexico; daughter Diane (Hacker) Richards of Dallas, Texas; sister Johanna Diehl of Defiance, Ohio; sister Judy Bodenbender of Plain City, Ohio; brother, Bill Kobel of Sun City Center, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. She had two grandchildren, Andrew Hacker of Boston, Massachusetts, and Hopper Hacker of San Miguel, Mexico.


Florence Louvenia Willis

Florence Louvenia Willis, 74, of Lake Wales, FL was born August 15, 1938 and passed on March 16, 2013 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by daughter Nancy Bennett of Riverview.

Survivors include husband Vaughn Willis of Lake Wales; sons Anthony Willis of Tampa and Roger Willis of Ruskin; daughters Victoria Willis of Ruskin and April Broughton of Wimauma; brothers Johnny Odell and Ronnie Odell of Ruskin; sisters Cathy Evans of Ruskin, Linda Horsley of Old Town, and Jennifer Riley of Ruskin; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Special thanks for their prayers and support to the Golfview Church of God; also to the Cornerstone Hospice (Sherry) for their love and support in caring for Louvenia.

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