FALLS, Cyrus Thomson 79, of Carrollwood, died at 5:45 am, Nov. 20, 2012. Cyrus was born Jan., 1933, in Dunedin to Cyrus T. Falls Sr. & Bonnie Ware, who were originally from Kings Mountain, NC. Cyrus also has a sister, Sara McCraney, who still resides with her family in Dunedin. Cyrus' early life was spent traveling between Dunedin and Kings Mountain working the growing seasons. He would pick citrus in the winter on the local orange groves, while spending the summers on the family property NC. In June of 1957 he married Cynthia Washburn at Dunedin United Methodist Church and would have two children, Russell and Wesley. Cyrus Joined the F.B.I. after being released from the Army, and Cyrus & Cynthia moved to Washington, D.C. In 1969, Cyrus would begin special agents training in Quantico, while the rest of the family stayed in Clearwater. After completing training, Cyrus' first assignment was in Little Rock, AK. In six months he would be transferred to Newark NJ, where he worked the organized crime taskforce. Cyrus & Cynthia would spend the next sixteen years living in Cranford, NJ. The family would join Cranford United Methodist Church. In 1986, Cyrus & Cynthia would move back to Florida where they would find a home in Carrollwood and would attend Van Dyke United Methodist. In 1992, after an impressive career with the bureau, Cyrus would retire from the F.B.I. after thirty six years. And as if by fate, Russell would start a family in Kings Mountain while Wesley would start his in Dunedin. Cyrus is survived by his wife, Cynthia; son, Russell Falls & wife, Kathy; their three children, son, Clinton & wife, Kim and daughters, Allison, and Brooke, all of Kings Mountain, NC. Also Cyrus and Cynthia's second son Wesley Falls and his son Kaleb Falls of Dunedin. And his sister, Sara McCraney & her family of Dunedin. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 23rd at 2 pm at Blount and Curry Carrollwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County, Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa or the
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 22, 2012