Mullins, Ethel J.

Ethel J. Mullins, 79, of New Port Richey, passed away on November 17, 2018.  She is survived by her husband, James, son, Ronald, daughters, Kimberly Booth, Karen Leitner and Katrina Stefanski, eight grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Campbell, John H.

John H. Campbell, 95 of New Port Richey, passed away on November 13, 2018.  He is survived by his daughters, Sandra and Beverly, brother Jim, grandsons, Todd Christman, Dr. Jason Palopoli, John and James Fanning and many other grandchildren.  Mr. Campbell proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Ayars, Steven Zackarie

Steven Zackarie Ayars “High King Z a.k.a. Monkey”, 10-21-1971 – 11-02-2018.  Survived by wife Tammy Worden-Ayars and daughter Stephanie Ayars, step-children, Kimberly Powers, Anthony Ritz and Roseanna Snow and 6 grandchildren.  Mother Donna Davies, sister, Rachelle Mathis and brothers, Aaron Mathis and Matthew Register.

McBriarty, Jane

Jane McBriarty of Holiday, Florida died on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the age of 74 as she was born on October 8, 1944. She was a long time LPN employee at Manor Care in Palm Harbor. Beloved wife of the late Joseph McBriarty. Devoted mother of Scott Calabrese and his wife Linda of Wyckoff NJ, Christopher Calabrese and his wife Peggy of Wyckoff NJ, David Calabrese of NY, NY and Aimee Stikna and her husband Eric of Celebration Florida. Loving grandmother of Sara, Emily, Lilly, Ava, Charlie, Ruby, Julia and Madeline. A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at the Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey, Florida on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy, contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to SPCA Suncoast Shelter 7734 Congress St New Port Richey, FL 34653

Shay, Velma J.

Velma J. Shay, 94 of New Port Richey, passed away on November 1, 2018.  She is survived by daughters, Patricia and Pamela, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Prov. 17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

Contributions may be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church of New Port Richey.

Wardlaw, Virginia LaVerne Florance

Virginia LaVerne Florance Wardlaw, born October 20, 1919 in Dallas, Texas.  She passed away on October 19, 2018, one day before her 99th birthday.  LaVerne was married to Thomas Lamar Wardlaw, Jr. on May 5, 1940.  She was 99 years old.  LaVerne was a born again Christian who loved the Lord and He has taken her home to be with Him.

LaVerne had many accomplishments in her life, from her tomboy days of skating around her neighborhood and climbing trees, to dancing in a dance group and doing some modeling.  She took flying lessons from pilot instructor Tom Wardlaw, who was later to become her husband.  She learned to fly and she did her solo flight under his instruction.  After marriage they lived in Kansas City, Missouri where he was a pilot for TWA.  She taught children’s Bible classes under Child Evangelism Fellowship and also taught childrens’ classes at church.  It was through Child Evangelism that her children became Christians.

After marriage her husband Thomas went into the ministry after going to school at Kansas City Bible College.  They were to lead several different churches from Kansas City, Missouri to Wallula, Kansas.

LaVerne and Tom had three children, Sylvia Diane Wardlaw of Florida, Sharon Yvonne (Wardlaw) Dalley of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Thomas Lamar Wardlaw, III of Florida.

LaVerne will be missed by many, especially her three children, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of LaVerne can be made to Les Feldick Ministries at:



Van Tine, Terry John

Terry John VanTine passed away on October 20, 2018 at the age of 70.

Terry was born January 10, 1948. Son of Edwin and Eleanor VanTine (Shaull).

He is survived by his wife, Regina VanTine of New Port Richey, daughters, Cherie VanTine, Sherburne, New York, Serena VanTine, Sherburne, New York, Tonya Loscavio-VanTine (Darren Hall), South Plymouth, New York, son, Matthew VanTine, Pennyslvania. Step-children Michelle (Bill) Walsh, Kelly (Terry) Milam, and Mike (Paula) Cook all of New Port Richey. Grandchildren: Brandy Meyers, Joshua Paine, Elizabeth Beebee, Glenn Beebee, Joseph Parks, Sarah VanTine, Timothy Hall and Zachery Hall all of New York. Rodney Pittman, Lorrie Pittman, Amber Blackwell and Michael and Jonathon Avery all of New Port Richey. Siblings, Rick VanTine, Mason City, Iowa, Deborah Carnrike, Norwich, New York and Lynnette Covell, Fremont, Ohio.

And numerous great grandchildren. Also survived by his ex-wife mother of his daughters, Donna Manwarren-VanTine of New York.

Predeceased in death by his parents, Edwin and Eleanor VanTine (Shaull), brothers, Robert VanTine, Edwin VanTine and grandson John Pittman.


Jackson, Robert Allen, Sr.

Robert (Bob) Allen Jackson Sr. (67) of Port Richey, FL died Tuesday Oct 16th in his home surrounded by family.  Robert was the 2nd of five children born to John Henry & Betty (Waltz) Jackson.  Bob was a skilled carpenter and continued to practice his craft even after his retirement.

Bob had two children from his first marriage and later had 10 grandchildren. Amie (Paul) Poore and their children John (Michaela) Poore, Caitlin (Orion) Johnson, Madison Poore, & Bryce Poore.  Robert Jackson Jr. and his children Sondra (Darius) Baker, Robert (Carol) Jackson III, Rian Jackson, Nicole Jackson, Richard (Lashunda) Jackson, Brandon (Shelby) Jackson, & Brianna Jackson.

He married Phyllis Hill on August 8, 1992 and was blessed with four more children & nine grandchildren. Dean Oglesby and his children Heather, Lance, & Lex. Rhonda Stubbs and her children Herbie, Krystal, & David. Phillip Oglesby & Chrissy Oglesby and her children Stephenie, Damien, & Dustin.

Bob had 31 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, all of his siblings Frances (Francie), Mary, Gloria (Jeannie), & John (Jackie), two step-children Dean Oglesby & Rhonda Stubbs, and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held in Bob’s honor on Saturday October 20th, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey, FL.


Hulslander, Donald L.

Donald L. Hulslander, 77 of Hudson, passed away on October 7, 2018.  He is survived by his son, Donald, daughters, Rhonda Joreen and Jennifer and life partner, Joan K. Berends.

Collins, Melissa Sue

Melissa Sue Collins was born April 26,1968 to Paul and Susan Collins in Queens, New York. She spent her first few years living in New York, then moved to Georgia and then Florida. She spent many summer vacations visiting Nani, aunts, uncles and cousins in New York until they all joined her family in Florida.

She attended Elfers Elementary, Gulf Middle and High Schools. She played soccer during her elementary and middle school years.

Melissa was employed by Long John Silvers and recently retired from Sam’s Club as an Associate for 20 years.

Melissa will be missed and remembered by all as a lovely girl, always wearing a smile , a loving mother and had a great love of cats.

She is predeceased by her father Paul J Collins. She is survived by her mother, Susan, brother ,Michael (Trish), grandmother Angela and her sons Kevin and Matthew and adorable grand daughter Zoey.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Monday, October 1st, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey.