Obituaries published Jan. 5, 2018

Ryals Jennifer Lee Redner, age 41, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 She is survived by her son, Curtis John Lee Rogers; and daughters, Jamie Schwartz, Shea Kelly, and Patience Ryals. Src; Merritt

Ward Andrew J. “Andy” Jr., age 71, of Brooksville, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. He is preceded in death by his son, Stacy Andrew Ward. He is survived by his wife Irene; sons and daughters-in-law: David & Tiffany Ward and Douglas & Tina Ward; daughter and son-in-law: Rebecca & Thorsten Beyer; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Src; Merritt

Myer Angie Lynn, age 41, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She is predeceased by her grandfather, Fred Zsarnay. Angie is survived by her parents Robert and Nancy Myer, along with 4 siblings. Src; Turner

Miller Bruce R., passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Src; Turner

Fonseca Lucille V., age 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She is preceded in death by daughter, Dana Wooton. She is survived by her 3 children, John Fonseca, Anita Brown, and Darren Fonseca; 9 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Cook Louis Milton, age 71 passed away on tuesday, December 26, 2017. He is survived by his his daughter, Cherie Cook Dentiste (Chris); son Louis Milton Cook, Jr. (Tsengel); and 5 grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Watkins John Riley Jr., age 77 of Brooksville passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He is survived by his son, Perry Watkins; companion Annette Terry; and 1 grandson. Src; Brewer

Samoraj Leokadja, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She is survived by her 2 daughters, a son, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Frangos Betty age 93, beloved of Spring Hill passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Frangos She is survived by her children, Fran Christos (Chris), Anne Murphy (Stephen), Theodore Fangos (Rebeca), Elaine McGahan (James); 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Early James Thomas, age 79 of Ridge Manor passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He is predeceased by his daughter, Samantha Wilson. James is survived by his wife, Patricia, 2 daughters, Sabrina Letasi, Elizabeth Dudek, and 2 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Aylwin Robert J., age 73 of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Robert is survived by his wife Jane; sons Robert, Jamie, Steven & Bobby; daughters Winona, Cynthia & Laurie; 14 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Src; Downing
Froehlich Robert William, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Src; Turner

Fletcher Vinton Orr, age 83, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife Gloria; son Kevin (Penny); daughter, Viveca Rappold; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Spooner James E. Jr, age 88, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Gilliam (Staphen), son Jay Spooner (April); and 5 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Kehoe Edward T., age 80, of Brooksville, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Edward is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Karen (Andrew); Kimberly (George); and 2 grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be 1-3:00pm, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Src; Merritt

Cannici Barbara Garbera passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. She is predeceased by husband, Salvatore and daughter, Darlean Bean. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Barbara-Ann Luszcz, Nancy Dai, Trudy Cannici; and 5 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Brown Marie Carter, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Src; Cason

Deniz Carlota P. (Perez), passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Src; Turner

Smack Lora Jean, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Src; Turner

LaBrier Paula D., age 69 of Spring Hill, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Paula is survived by sons Rich & Scott;daughter Jamie (Kevin) and grand & great grandchildren. Src; Downing

Roberta Libenson Roberta, age 78 of Spring Hill, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Roberta is survived by son David; daughters Stacey and Michele; 10 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren. Src; Downing

Velez Oswald J., passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Src; Turner

Heinen Jolene Gerarda, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 20; 17. Src; Turner

Bailey Nancy Jean, age 54, of Brooksville, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She is preceded in death by brother, Frank Andrews. She is survived by her parents: Allen E. & Irene J. Andrews. Src; Merritt

Callander Darlene D., age 59, of Spring Hill, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She is survived by husband Jeff; daughters: Nichole and Ashley; and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11:00am, Saturday , January 20, 2018 at Merritt funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. Src; Merritt