Obituaries: August 14, 2014

Published on: August 13, 2014

Frances Louise Carroll

Frances Louise Carroll of Sun City Center passed away August 2, 2014, at 90 years of age. Frances and husband Robert E. Carroll were married July 31,1943, and moved to Sun City Center in 1981.

Frances is survived by her husband of 71 years, Robert E. Carroll; son Robert J. Carroll; daughter-in-law Diane Carroll; four grandaughters;and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter Mary Lou Brackett.

A private family burial will be at Florida National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Robert W. Hansche

Flag-color-graphicRobert W. Hansche, 92, of Sun City Center, passed away peacefully. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, daughter, grandson and brother.

The son of Nancy Cole Mayor and Ernest W. Hansche Sr., Robert grew up in Newburgh, N.Y. He spent one year at Pratt Institute of Engineering,  before World War II was declared, and he enlisted in the U.S Navy. He served as Aviation Machinist’s mate, 2nd class, and honor guard. Next, Robert became service manager for N.C.R., Territorial Sales Manager for Aeroil Roofing Equipment and, lastly, ran his own realty business.

Robert was affiliated with the V.F.W., American Legion, and N.R.A. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal Asiatic Pacific Theater and was an initiated shellback and Golden Dragon.
Interment will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery with honor guard. Arrangements by Zipperer’s Funeral Home.


Carolyn Oldham

Carolyn (McKnight) Oldham, 78, a devoted wife, loving mother, special grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, August 6th.

She was a Cornell graduate who owned and operated a car rental company in Clearwater for 20 years. She was a businesswoman, world traveler and generous benefactor as well as a member of the Dunedin Rotary, Dunedin Friends of the Library, Dunedin Art Center, and Church of the Good Shepherd, also in Dunedin.

She is survived by Clifford, her husband of 52 years; daughter Susan (Jimmy, Justin, Scott and Gavin); son David (Jessie, David, Christy and Patrick); and son Craig (Peggy, Olivia, Evelyn, Grace and Ellen).

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center.


H. Ellis Ware

Flag-color-graphicH. Ellis Ware, 78, of Sun City Center, Fla., went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2014. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He retired as a Deli Merchandiser from Winn-Dixie after 40 years of service, and he retired as a Security Guard from Kings Point.

He was active in the Interfaith Council and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.

He was preceded in death by daughter Venessa June Becker. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Marie; children Teresa (Danny) Noa, Brenda McCarney, Angela Johns, Mary Williams, Garry Glen (Sharon) Green, Jayne (Paul) Spanton and Larry LaVale (Mary Beth) Green; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and great-great-granddaughter Danielle Navarrete.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.