PLANT CITY TIMES & OBSERVER
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
FAITH by Emily Topper | Staff Writer
Obituaries Diogenes “Amelia” Cancel
Diogenes “Amelia” Cancel, 82, of Plant City, died Sept. 13, 2015 at her home. A native of Puerto Rico, Mrs. Cancel was the daughter of the late Emelio Martinez and Jauna Robles. She is survived by her husband, Pedro Cancel; daughters, Nancy, Betty and Millie Cancel; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Joseph Martinez, John Cancel and Pedro Cancel; and daughters, Jerry, Diana and Jennifer Cancel. A funeral service was held Sept. 16 at Haught Funeral Home in Plant City. Online condolences may be made at HaughtFuneralHome. com.
Rita Faye Carmack
Rita Faye Carmack, 57, of Mulberry, died Aug. 27, 2015. Mrs. Carmack is survived by her husband, Robert Carmack; daughter, Mandy Caveney (Tommy); sons, Terry Simone Jr., Darrell Simone and Jeffery Simone; granddaughters, Hannah Caveney, Heather Simone and Summer Taylor; great-granddaughter, Sophia Simone; greatgrandson, Bobby Joe Taylor III; great-granddaughter on the way, Sarah Maye Taylor; sisters, Marsha Harper and Deborah Chewning; brothers, Brad McCullough, Kenny Mac McCullough and Tim McCullough; mother-in-law, Freda Howell; brothers-inlaw, Mitchell Carmack (Sharon) and Marty Carmack; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, James Bradford McCullough; mother, Hazel Inez McCullough; and brother, Richard McCullough. A celebration of life was held Sept. 12 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mulberry.
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Edward Garrett Gottschall
Edward Gottschall, 29, of Lakeland, died Sept. 5, 2015 in Plant City. A native of Plant City, Mr. Gottschall was the son of Edward Gottschall and JoAnn Gotschall. He was a selector for Save-A-Lot, attended St. Paul Lutheran Church, and loved Lightning Hockey and the Green Bay Packers. He was predeceased by his wife, Nalee Yang. He is survived by his parents, Edward and JoAnn Gotschall; and siblings, Sherrie Sweat, Morgan Barber and Levi Gottschall. A funeral service was held Sept. 13 at Haught Funeral Home in Plant City. Online condolences may be made at HaughtFuneralHome. com.
James “Buddy” Jordan
James “Buddy” Jordan, 71, of Seffner, died Sept. 7, 2015 at Brandon Regional Hospital. Mr. Jordan was a native of Pinecrest, Florida. He was the son of David Jordan and Dovie Carter. He was in the United States Reserves for four years, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a driver for McKenzie Trucking and was a member of Seffner Church of Christ. He is survived by his mother, Dovie Carter; two grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, David Jordan; stepfather, Emmett Carter; son, James David Jordan Jr.; and sister, Gloria Faye Jordan Raymond. A funeral service was held Sept. 12 at Haught Funeral Home in Plant City. Online condolences may be made at HaughtFuneralHome. com.
Michael “Mike” Moore, 53, of Plant City, died Sept. 5, 2015 at Florida Hospital Tampa. A native of Tampa, he was the son of Gene Moore and Barbara Pixton. Mr. Moore worked for White Cap Construction Supply. He loved to be on the water and his Budweiser. He was an organ donor, who gave the gift of sight, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Karen Simmons Moore; children, Nicholas Wolfgram, Michael Moore, Casandra Flaherty, Michelle Nance, Rachel Middleton and Ryan Simmons; mother, Barbara Pixton (Sam); siblings, Rhonda Heil, Sandra Damico, Carla Moore, Colleen Moore, Goldie Moore, Earl Moore, Vince Moore, Judie Elron and Jan Pixton; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Moore; and brother, Eric Levine. The family received friends Sept. 11 at Haught Funeral Home in Plant City. Online condolences may be made at HaughtFuneralHome. com.
Nalee Yang, 37, of Lakeland, died Sept. 5, 2015 in Plant City. Ms. Yang was the daughter of Poa and Chau Yang. She attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakeland, and was a rehab technician for Select Rehab. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Gottschall. She is survived by her parents, Poa and Chu Yang; and siblings, Mykoue, Paefua, Bee, Fue and Mongjung Yang. A funeral service was held Sept. 13 at Haught Funeral Home in Plant City. Online condolences may be made at HaughtFuneralHome. com.
The prayer vigil was 26 hours long. It began at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Springhead United Methodist Church prays for peace From 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, a prayer vigil was held at Springhead United Methodist Church in Plant City. The vigil included a potluck Friday
night and an ice cream social Saturday. The Rev. Dr. Patrick C. Elmore, who led the vigil, encouraged attendees to pray for others and to pray for peace.
Margaret Smart played her shofar, an instrument that is used to call people to prayer. She brought the shofar with her in observance of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, which began Sunday, Sept. 13.
Pastor Patrick C. Elmore and his wife, Sandra Elmore
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