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Obituaries September 2, 2010

Published on: September 2, 2010

HOWARD, Leonard

Leonard Howard, 84, of Sun City Center, FL passed away August 29, 2010. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired as plant manager from the Hanes Hosiery/Sara Lee Corporation. He was a Charter Member of the Old Town Masonic Lodge in Winston-Salem, NC and a member of the De Soto Lodge, F & AM in Riverview, FL. He also was Vice Commander of the American Legion of Sun City Center, and past chairman of the deacons at Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Wilma; a daughter, Judy (Tony) Petree; a grandson, Howard Anthony (Laura) Petree; a great granddaughter, Jasmine Logan Petree; his brother, Madison Howard, Jr and his sister, Pauline Richardson. Funeral services with Masonic Rites were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Interment with Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements were under the direction of Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL.

GAMBRELL, Marjorie E.

Marjorie E. Gambrell, 81, of Riverview, FL went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2010. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. She has been reunited with her husband, James N. Gambrell Jr., 2 daughters, Barbara Elizabeth and Patricia Ann, and a son John Wayne Gambrell.
She is survived by 1 brother, Ronald Simpson of Bowie, MD; 6 sons, James N III (Debbie) of Apollo Beach, FL, Roger S. (Donna) of Maryland, William A. of Ruskin, FL, Jerry G. Sr. of Apollo Beach, FL, Robert E. (Christal) of Apollo Beach, FL, Richard J (Lisa) of Virginia; 4 daughters, Nancy Hilton of Ruskin, FL, Bonnie Clegg (Vance), FL, Linda Cauley (Eric) of Riverview, FL, Mary Helen McCrandall (Steve) of Middleburg, FL and many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marjorie was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Southern Maryland. She met the love of her life, James Norman Gambrell, Jr. and they were married April 27, 1946. They lived in Maryland for a number of years and then moved to Apollo Beach, FL in 1976. Majorie’s favorite past times were playing bingo and cards. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at 2pm at Apollo Beach Community Church, 6414 Golf and Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 11005 U.S. Hwy. 301 N.