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Funerals/Card Of Thanks
A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Mary L. Best of Tampa, Florida, who passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, will be held Saturday, February 20th, 11:00 a.m. at 34th Street Church of God, Bishop Thomas Scott, of- ficiating. The interment will be held in Memorial Park Ceme- tery.
Mary L. Best was born Janu- ary 12, 1933, in Evinston, Florida. She was a member 34th Street Church of God.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Johnny and Jan- nie Warren; and husband, Kelly Best, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her pre- cious memories with: her chil- dren, Gwendolyn Damon (Willie) and Kelly Best, Jr., (Ann); grandchildren, Yolanda Walker (Billie), Michelle Walker (Gregg), Demetrius Smith, Latonya Walker, Nikki Walton (Cordell), Dale Reed, Devaughn Reed (Faye) and Leon Reed; great grandchildren, Daydria, Jhareese, Shariah, Tayvius, Alaiyah, Avaiya, Kaileyah, D.J., Omari, Dionte and London; brother-in-law, David Best (Deanie); 3 sisters-in-law, Doris Tolliver, Vernell Clovesko (Joseph) and Carolyn Best; nieces, Jewell (Henry), Wendy, Ellen, Ursula, Carrie, Kathleen, Betty (Dave), Wanda, Lyndia (Eric), Candice, Dr. Bonita and Davina; nephews, Danny (Karen), Lawrence (Charlotte), Nathan (Tammy), Mark, Trey, Steve, Lester, Brian and Bran- don; special cousin, Mildred Curtis; a host of other cousin and friends; Rogers, Nix, Napier and Ware families and a special girl; Bishop Thomas Scott and family; 34th Street Church of God family.
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, February 19th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
A Homegoing Visitation Mrs. Sarah Carolyn Clemons, of Tampa, Florida, who passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, will be held on Friday, February 19th, at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tampa, Florida, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sarah Carolyn Clemons was born on February 18, 1945, in Quitman, Georgia, to the late Robert J. Shelton and Sylvia Allen.
She and her older siblings later relocated to Tampa, Florida, where she was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County. She was employed with the Hartline Transit Public Trans- portation, where she became the first African American woman to achieve 30 years of service retire- ment. She was also a longtime Eastern Star member. Sarah was baptized at an early age and loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart.
Sarah was preceded in death by: her parents; siblings, Albert A. Robinson, Jr., and Mary Levette; grandparents, Sam and Mary Nel- son; uncle, Willie Nelson, Sr., aunt, Annie Mae Wright; nieces, Cynthia Barner and Gail Ander- son; nephews, Bobby Wright and Charles Wright; cousins, Delores Mungin, Mary Cason, Sammie Nelson, Sr., Willie Nelson, Jr., and Robert Nelson.
She leaves to mourn and cher- ish her memories: daughter, An- gela P. O’Hara; sons, Terrance O’Hara and Freddie L. Clemons; grandchildren, Tameka A. Hay- ward (caregiver), Kenyata and husband, Takeena O’Hara, and Terrence O’Hara, Jr.; sisters, Annie Pearl Thompson, Alma Kinsey (Samuel), Mary Robinson, and Patricia Lawson; nieces, Tanya Jackson Akbar, Linda Shel- ton Whaley, Robin Kinsey, and Pia Pierre (Sonny); nephews, Rick Kinsey and Ronnie Kinsey (Tameka); goddaughter, Linda Gail Wolfe; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
We are following the CDC guidelines.
A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Bertha M. Frazier of Tampa, Florida, who passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021, will be held Friday, February 19th, 2:00 p.m. at Tampa Life Church, 10930 U. S. N. 301, Rev. James Crews, officiating and Pastor Robert Tisdale, eulogist. The in- terment will be held in Orange Hill Cemetery.
Bertha was born March 12, 1932 in Parrott, Georgia. She joined St. John Missionary Bap- tist Church, moving to Calvary Tabernacle then Tampa Life Cen- ter. She was employed with Del- monte in Plymoth, Florida; moving to Tampa in 1956, there she began her career as a hairstyl- ist in the community, then estab- lishing her own salon, “Bertha Beauty Salon,”
She married Andrew L. Fra- zier, Sr., on Feb. 21, 1953, in Ply- mouth, Florida who preceded her in death in 1998.
She was preceded in death by: her spouse, Andrew L. Frazier, Sr.; son, Andrew L. Frazier, Jr.; siblings, Addie Holloway, Doris Pearce, Willie Walls, Curtis Walls, Arthur Walls, Sr., Luther Hall, Gardener Walls, Lois Relena Walls and Roy Walls.
She leaves to cherish her pre- cious memories with: her chil- dren, daughter, Cynthia M. Grant (Courtney) and son, Anthony Fra- zier (Valerie); grandchildren, Kevin Frazier, Keith Frazier, And- drikk Frazier (Rena), Alleo Fra- zier (Tiffany) of North Carolina, Sharvettye Blackwell (Marquel) of Houston, Texas, Corey Frazier of Oregon, Courtney Grant “CJ” (Sandra) and Cody Grant (Jor- donzia); great grandchildren, Cha-Rai, Chase, Keilynn, Trestyn, Chailani, Jailyn, Carter and K. J. Grant, LeQuay, Shyeloh and Shay Blackwell, Aeden, Aja, Alivia and Aryn Frazier; sister, Helen Copes, of Trenton, New Jersey; sisters- in-law, Ollie Frazier of New York, Florence Frazier, of Philadelphia and Miriam Frazier, of South Car- olina; nieces, Mary Hall of Geor- gia, Annie Bell Moultrie (Gene), Ernestine Alston (Marion), Lorri- ane Shirley Calhoun, Lennell Pittman, Girlene, Margaret and Pearl Holloway; nephews, Walter Hall (Freddie) of Arizona, Alvin Pearce (Cynthia), Archie Walls, Sr., and Arthur Walls, Jr.; special friends and family, Life Path Hos- pice, Davita nurses and staff, the Woods family, Karen Taylor and Linda Arenas and Hattie Grier; special caregiver and grandson, Kevin Frazier.
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Friday for the service. We are fol- lowing the CDC guidelines.
A Graveside Service Mr. Clarence “Popeye” Johnson III, of Tampa, Florida, who passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, will be held on Saturday, February 20th, at 2:00 p.m., at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Ave, Tampa, Florida, Rev. Michael Neely, officiating. The in- terment will follow.
Clarence “Popeye” Johnson was born on January 30, 1954, to the late Clarence Johnson, II, and Vera Aldridge in Tampa, Florida. Clarence was such a loving person with a giving heart. He loved lis- tening to his music. He’s known to love kids and giving out money at the block parties.
He also loved to fish, and they called him the “Mullet Man.” He hung out on 29th and Lake selling his freshly caught fish and at other locations.
He worked at Coca-Cola for 38 years until retirement.
He was preceded in death by: his parents and his brother, Nathaniel Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his pre- cious memories with: his chil- dren, Latashia Hayes and Clarence Cooley; grandchildren, Andreneshia Bailey, Mykeria Williams, and Cazorieonta Coo- ley; great grandchild, Khelan Wil- son; sisters, Elizabeth Williams, Christine Johnson, Pauline Hem- mingway, and Brenda Johnson; brothers, Leroy Johnson, Jimmy Lee Johnson, and Bobby Lee Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, February 19th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
A Celebration of Life Memo- rial service for Mrs. Geraldine Gainer McLean, 89, of Tampa, FL, who passed away at the Sea- sons Hospice & Palliative Care on Saturday, February 6, 2021, will be held Thursday, February 18th, 10:00 a.m. at Aiken Funeral Home 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Rev. Bryant Fai- son officiating.
Our beloved Geraldine leaves to cherish her memories with: her sons, Terrence C McLean and Kevin B. McLean, Sr.; brother, William Gainer of At- lanta, GA; grandchildren, Kevin B. McLean, Jr., Geoffrey C. McLean, and Adrienne M. McLean; nephews, Calvin Taylor (Christina) of Phoenix, AZ,; cousins, Dorothy Alexander, Ed- ward George, Michael George, Ronald Rockingham (Gesla), Kenneth George, Dedra Alexan- der, Desiree Alexander, Kevin Alexander (Marlene), Michael Alexander of Tampa, FL, and a host of other relatives and friends.
We are following the CDC guidelines.
Words cannot adequately express our sincere gratitude for the love and support shown us during the demise of our dear son, William Davis, Jr.
The prayers, cards tele- phone calls, foods, floral arrangements, and other sym- pathetic gestures are deeply appreciated.
Special thanks to Elder Joseph Reed, Pastor of Kings Boulevard Baptist Church, Dr. E. C. Kelly, Pastor of Good News Baptist Church, and Howard W. Blake Class of 1964.
May God continue to bless each of you. Father, William Davis, Sr., mother, Rose Davis; sister, Debra Roberts, and our entire family.

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