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Reuben Shiflett III, 49

February 27, 2009

-FEB. 14, 2009

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Reuben "Buffy" Shiflett III, 49, of Wesley Chapel, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his home after a lengthy illness.

He attended Wheaton, Md., and Middletown, Md.,high schools.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mechanic.

He was an avid competitor in National Hot Rod Association-Orlando District 2 Super Street.

He is survived by his parents, Irma Shiflett of Williamsport and Ann and Bob Dreyer of Silver Spring, Md.; his wife, Brenda K. Shiflett of Wesley Chapel; three daughters, Alicia Kittinger and Carla Shiflett, both of Tampa, Fla., and Stella Shiflett of Rocky Mount, N.C.; three sisters, Terry Shiflett-Moats of Falling Waters, W.Va., Kelly Riner of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Brenda Hartwig of Montgomery County, Md.; two brothers, Joe Shiflett of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Duane Dreyer of Montgomery County; two granddaughters; one grandson; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben Shiflett Jr.

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Services were held in Zephyrhills, Fla., and an additional memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Butler's Chapel Church, Martinsburg. Pastors Dennis Whitmore and Rick Vance will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon Bibles International, P. O. Box 2776, Martinsburg, WV 25402 or to Butler's Chapel UMC, c/o Elsie DeHaven, 3743 Apple Harvest Drive, Glengary, WV 25421.

Arrangements are by Hodges Family Funeral Home, Zephyrhills, and Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, Md.

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