Lois Bennett, formerly of Ruskin, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Bartow, Fla. at the age of 103. Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Ida Mae Phillips, husband Jesse Bennett, son Gilbert Bennett, several sisters and brothers and several grandchildren.
She is survived by her son Harold (Linda) Bennett, of Ruskin, Fla.; daughters Alice Bennett of Samson, Ala. and Linda Revlett of Bronson, Fla., with 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. There will be a private family memorial service per her request.
Arrangements entrusted to Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, Fla.; 863-285-8171.
Lester C. Brantner Jr.
He was born in Washington D.C. to Lester C. Brantner Sr. and Emma Furtney Brantner. As a child he lived in Washington D.C. and Georgia. He retired from the Federal Government in 1974 and moved to Sun City Center in 1980.
Lester Brantner was one of the original active members of the Sun City Center Model Railroad.
Lester served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines.
Lester was predeceased by his wife Kathleen Edmondson Brantner in 2002. He was a beloved father of Vickie Brantner Bruni of Sun City Center, Ronald Brantner of Sun City Center, Frank Brantner of Sun City Center, son-in-law Lawrence Bruni and daughters-in-law, Kathy and Lorraine.
Carrie D. Cox
Carrie D. Cox, 93, of Ruskin, Fla. passed away October 5, 2018. She was a charter member of the Ruskin B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, a member of Women of the Moose, served as secretary of the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Peter Maruca and Robert Cox and by her son James Maruca. Survivors include her daughter, Paula (Charles) Sabo; two granddaughters, Kristen (Todd Reynolds) Tanner and Tracy (Jason) Dain; great-granddaughter Amber (Brent) Poznecki and great-grandson Jordan Dain; great-great-granddaughter Kynlee Poznecki; and by her sister Lilly Avaline Dye. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5309 U.S. 41 N., Apollo Beach, Fla. Private burial was in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Calvary Lutheran Church Community Cupboard Food Pantry, 5309 U.S. 41 N., Apollo Beach, FL 33572.
William Arthur Gambrell Sr.
William Arthur Gambrell Sr., 61, formerly of Gibsonton, Fla., passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father James N. Gambrell Jr., his mother Marjorie Elizabeth Gambrell, his brother John Wayne Gambrell and his sister Nancy Lee Gambrell Hilton.
He is survived by his children William A. Gambrell Jr., Alycia Burdick, Sarah Enyart and Jessie Gambrell; his sisters Bonnie Clegg, Linda Cauley and Helen McCrandall; his brothers Norman, Roger, Jerry, Bobby and Ricky Gambrell; and 14 grandkids.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at noon at Bell Shoals Baptist Church–Apollo Beach campus at 408 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572.
Walter Y. Knisley
Walter Y. Knisley, age 86, of Apollo Beach, Fla. passed away on October 4, 2018. Mr. Knisley was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by his wife Shirley Knisley of Apollo Beach, Fla.; daughter Susan Newkam of Hershey, Pa.; son David Knisley of Hummelstown, Pa.; brother William Knisley (Janet); stepdaughters Brenda Kern of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Bonita Johnson of Baltimore, Md., and Deborah Sufrin of Enola, Pa.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Walter enjoyed woodworking, cycling and marathon running. He was also an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Nascar fan. Services have yet to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walter’s name to Lifepath Hospice, 12470 Telecom Dr., Ste. 300, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Arrangements entrusted to the National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin, Fla.