Zephyrhills Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Zephyrhills, FL

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  • Wednesday | via Pike Press 

    Betty Prater Ripley

    Betty Lu Prater, 73, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Nov. 14, 2014 in Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She was born Aug. 19, 1941 in Pleasant Hill to Charlie and Bessie Prater.


  • Tuesday Nov 18 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Arnold (Buz) F. Jefford

    Heaven gained another angel on November 14, 2014.  Loving husband, father and grandfather, Arnold Frederick Jefford, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.  Born September 20, 1947 in Watertown, NY, son of Frederick and Muriel Jefford.  Buz attended Mannsville Manor Central School.  He served in the United States Navy from 1964-1968 and obtained the rank of BT2.  While serving in the Navy he received a Stationary Engineering degree.  After his discharge, he was employed by Fulton Boiler Works until 1970, at which time he began his career at the House of the Good Samaritan.  In 2006, after 35 years of service, he retired as the Director of Plant Operations and Maintenance.


  • Saturday Nov 15 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Arnold F. Jefford

    Arnold F. “Buz” Jefford, 67, Ikeys Rd., Adams, and winter resident of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away Friday, November 14th at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Among his survivors is his wife Carol.