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November 12, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Monday, November 12, 2001

This list is compiled from the
regional editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

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North Pinellas | South Pinellas

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  • FREEMAN, JULIA PEACOCK, 97, of Inverness, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Lecanto. Born in Daleville, Ala., she came here 41 years ago from California. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Thomas, Lakeland, and Henry, New Smyrna; two daughters, Patricia Isner, and Mary Cummins, both of Inverness; a sister Hazel Monroe, Anniston, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • KORTE, ANN J., 83, of Crystal River, formerly of North Miami Beach, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she came here 22 years ago from North Miami Beach. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Scholastica Church, Lecanto. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Tallahassee, and Kenneth, Crystal River; three daughters, Charlene Robert and Carole McDermott, both of Crystal River, and Donna Richardson, Margate; a sister, Rose Roberson, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • PEREZ, JUANA, 77, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Lecanto. She came here six years ago from her native Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Claudio; three brothers, Miguel, Frank, and Herbert Marrerd, all of Tampa; and several nieces and nephews. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • PETERSON, WILLIAM F. "MAD HATTER," 51, of Homosassa, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Homosassa. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here 28 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Maria (Mulrooney); five brothers, Arthur, Margaretville, N.Y., Thomas, Princeton, N.J., Albert, Patchogue, John, Dell City, Texas, and David, Reinholds, Pa.; six sisters, Teresa, Ellen and Rose Peterson, all of Reinholds, Regina Peterson, West Park, N.Y.; Lillian Peterson, Wyomissing, Pa., and Marion Scoglio, Mohorsville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • RESKO, VERONICA M., 73, of Inverness, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She came here six years ago from her native Bronx, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Polish Heritage Club, the Polish-American Club, and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, all of Beverly Hills. Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Mimnaugh, Inverness; her mother, Jadwiga Henning, Inverness; granddaughter, Julianne Mimnaugh, and great-granddaughter, Jordan Mimnaugh, both of Inverness. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • RUSH, LILLIE ARLENE, 61, of Inverness, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Harlan County, Ky., she came here six years ago from Corbin, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert; three daughters, Deborah Noe, Karen Lowe, and Angela Culbertson, all of Kentucky; a stepson, Dennis Rush, Indiana; two brothers, Bobby and Jerry Dugger, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • SMITH, DALE LYNDON, 79, of Hernando, formerly of Fort Walton Beach, died at home. Born in Ellijay, Ga., he came here in 1970 from Fort Walton Beach. He was retired from the Air Force with 20 years of service as a master sergeant, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Hernando VFW Post 4252 and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Willa Mae; two sons, Billie, Fort McCoy, and Gary, Kissimmee; two brothers, Paul, Dunnellon, and Glynn, Decatur, Ga.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • VULGAMORE, ROBERT A., 90, of Inglis, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2001) at Crystal River Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wakefield, Ohio, he came here 28 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired truck driver and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the VFW Post 8698 and was Protestant. Survivors include his son, Larry, Ohio; his daughters, Judith LaMere, Satellite Beach, Roberta Smith, Texas, Nancy Zervis and Gail Harmon, both of Inglis, and Elizabeth Lowe, Morganton, N.C.; and 15 grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • WILLIAMS, SANDRA KAY, 54, of Inverness, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Bonn, Germany, she came here 30 years ago from Kenosha, Wis. She was a certified nurse's assistant and Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Raenell Simpkins, Inverness; two sons, Jody Grulich, Alabama, and Morgan James, Florida; a sister, Rosemary; and three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BUTLER, JERRY, 73, of Weeki Wachee, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Corning, Alaska, he came here 22 years ago from Texas. He was a retired engineer for Smith Industries in London. He was a founding member of the Weeki Wachee Swamp Festival and a member of the Rotary International. He was Episcopal. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Lynn Russell and Lisa King, both of Nacogdoches, Texas; a brother, John Butler, Gainesville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • PSIHOGIOS, DIONTAE JAMES, infant son of Jesse Brooks and Jennifer Psihogios of Holiday, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Brenda Brooks, Holiday; a maternal grandfather, Jim Psihogios, Acworth, Ga.; a maternal grandmother, Bonnie Psihogios, New Port Richey; a maternal great-grandfather, Al Jovia, Connecticut; and a maternal great-grandmother, Carlyon Williams. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • BERINGER, JOHN WILBUR, 95, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Marion, Ohio, he came to the Tampa area in 1981. He was an automobile salesman and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Plant City. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include a stepson, Bill Walters, Plant City; a niece, Margie Burgess, Fresno, Calif.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • CASON, WINIFRED C., 78, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Plant City. He was a Plant City native and lifelong resident of the area. He was a chemist. Survivors include two sisters, June Bass, Mount Dora, and Betty Jo Rydell, Plant City; and a brother, Warren M., Tampa. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • CHESTEINE, TONY L., 59, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Langley, S.C., he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a Vietnam veteran and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons; two daughters; his mother, Mary Chesteine, Plant City; two brothers, Roger, Plant City, and Boyce "Butch," Atlanta; a sister, Marilyn Flynn, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • DIXON, ROBERT WILFORD "PEEWEE," 77, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he came to the Tampa area in 1953. He was a wine and spirits distributor and a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Plant City. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Robert David, Plant City; a daughter, Delonda Hatley, Plant City; his mother, Carol L. Dixon, Plant City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • KIRK, HAROLD EDWIN, 83, of Brandon, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Robinson, Ill., he came to Brandon 32 years ago from Lake Intervale, N.J. He was an electrical engineer and manager for ITT Federal Electric Corp. for 40 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brandon. Survivors include his son, Ross, Brandon; two daughters, Ellen M. Duffin, Denville, N.J., and Phyllis Western, Peachtree City, Ga.; and seven grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • McCOLLUM, PATRICIA M., 60, of Lutz, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001). Born in Hazel Park, Mich., she came to the Tampa Bay area 3 years ago. She was employed with Airborne Express for 2 years and was Baptist. She enjoyed crafting. Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Forgas, Tampa, and Angela McCollum, Lutz; her mother, Alice Lauroff, East Jordan, Mich.; a brother, Al Lauroff, Goodrich, Mich.; a sister, Peggy Lauroff, Washington Township, Mich.; and one grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • THOMPSON, BOBBIE JAMES, 73, of Plant City, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Plant City. He was a Plant City native and lifelong resident of the area. He worked in the phosphate industry and was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Plant City. He was a World War II Army and Navy veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Thompson, Tennessee; two brothers, Melvin Thompson, Jacksonville, and Edgar Thompson, Plant City; three sisters, Onita Young, Bartow, Mammie Swilley, Dover, and Mary Jane Lee, Lake City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WILLIAMS, BOBBY, 57, of Spring Hill, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Tampa, he moved to Spring Hill four months ago from Perry, Ga. He was a meat salesman for Greenwood Packing Co. for 10 years and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge and the Great Falls Sacred Rites Lodge. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann; two daughters, Sandy King, Larke Lure, N.C., and Michelle Williams, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, James, Orlando; his mother, Mary Williams, Morristown, Tenn.; two brothers, Curtis, Morristown, and Ray, Easley, S.C.; a sister, Joy Harring, Cotherville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
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  • BAKER, THOMAS J., 59, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1978 from upstate New York. He was a hospital caregiver and was Catholic. Survivors include his daughter, Debrah Berry, Tennessee; three brothers, Robert, Cambridge, Ohio, Joseph, Mississippi, and John, Port Richey; and three sisters, Edith Botte, Broomfield, Colo., Fran Baker, Hudson, and Caroline Dominique, New York. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • BARNETT, JOSEPH A., 85, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 21 years ago from Riverside, N.J. He was a retired service manager for Admiral Corp. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 343. Survivors include his wife, Helen; six sons, Lawrence, Riverside, William, and Patrick, both of Mapleshade, N.J., John, Sewell, N.J., Michael, Blue Bell, and Richard, New Port Richey; six daughters, Elizabeth McCrossan, Homosassa, Catherine Petruzzelli, Cherry Hill, N.J., Joan Mancini, Philadelphia, Margaret Berehowskyj, New Port Richey, Helen Sheehan, Hockessin, Del., and Regina Inonog, Orlando; two sisters, Catherine Reinsel, Philadelphia, and Mary Faunce, Westchester, Pa. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • EMBLETON, MARY RAY, 77, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, she has been a winter resident since 1981. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Frederick; two sons, Dennis, Canada, and David, New Port Richey; a daughter, Donna MacNeill, Canada; three sisters, Dorothy, Katherine, and Helen, all of Canada; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • GIAMBERTONE, HELEN THERESA, 86, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Cooper Hall Nursing Home, Mount Pleasant. Born in New York City, she moved to New Port Richey in 1971 from Long Island, N.Y., and then to Mount Pleasant. She was a seamstress and was Catholic. Survivors include her cousins, Marion McLellan and Mariol Ciappa, both of Mount Pleasant; a niece, Carolyn Amorluz, San Diego; and a nephew, Louis Giambertone, Scotsdale, Ariz. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.
  • GIANGERELLI, DORIS E., 91, of Hudson, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 15 years ago from Belleville, N.J. She was the former principal of Holy Family Parochial School, Nutley, N.J., and a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons, Thomas, Fort Lauderdale, and Richard, Herndon, Va.; two daughters, Doris Marr, Moore, Okla., and Miriam Gray, Hudson; a sister, Margaret Burdeshaw, Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • GLANCY, LILY F., 89, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, she came here five years ago from Bayonnen, N.J. She was Catholic. Survivors include her daughters, Lillian, Spring Hill, Audrey Scibetta, Bayonnen; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • GRISHAM, DONALD ALAN, 45, of Hudson, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Chicago, he came here in August from Spokane, Wash. He was a musician. Survivors include his son, Christopher, Priest River, Idaho; three daughters, Heather, New Port Washington, Nanette, Spokane, and Chandre, Priest River; his father and stepmother, Daniel R. and Nenita Grisham, and his brother Daniel, all of Hudson; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • HECKERD, LARRY, 58, of Holiday, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1952, and then to Holiday. He was a real estate salesman and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Michael Weaver, Scotsdale, Ariz., and Larry Weaver, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Laurie Laubet, St. Petersburg, and Shelley Weaver, Branford, Conn.; his mother, Miriam Heckerd, St. Petersburg; a sister, Judy Forman, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • HENRICHSEN, VIOLET LOUISE, 93, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home. Born in Lake Linden, Mich., she came here in 1961 from Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Edward Schoenly, Zephyrhills; and a sister, Eleanor Suomi, Torrance, Calif. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HEPPARD, GLENN W., 95, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Elm Tree Lodge. Born in Mansfield, Ohio, he came here 14 years ago from Hendersonville, N.C. He was retired with 25 years of service as assistant treasurer for Cleveland Trust Bank. He was a member of Woodcarvers of North Carolina, and Little Theaters. He last acted with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine in Being There. Survivors include a son, David, Port Richey; a daughter, Melinda Egner, Clearwater; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • HUGHEY, MAY, 74, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Heather Hills Hospice House, New Port Richey. Born in Lundale, W.Va., she came here in 1991 from Baltimore. She was a retired cashier and Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, John; two sons, Joseph Stewart, Baltimore, and Michael Stewart, Bath, Maine; a daughter, Brenda Collinson, South Ponte Vedra; a stepdaughter, Donnie Hughey, Oak Grove, Ky.; a sister, Fay Demetriades, New Port Richey; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • LOMAX, ROBERT M., 86, of Penney Farms, formerly of Holiday, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Pavillon for Healthcare. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 21 years ago from Havertown, Pa. He was a retired school teacher and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Living Word Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith; two daughters, Judi Snead, Cummings, Ga., and Joyce Williams, Anaheim, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • MCLAREN, MARGIE G., 81, of Spring Hill, formerly of Pasco County, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she came here 50 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a former secretary for Jim Brown Construction, New Port Richey. She was a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, St. Petersburg, past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, New Port Richey, Daughter of the Nile, Tampa, and the Order of the Amaranth, New Port Richey. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Robert Newman, Lexington Park, Md.; daughters, Sandra Mann, Spring Hill, and Linda Wellman, Hudson; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MIKKELSEN, SONJA G., 76, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Svendborg, Denmark, she came here 11 years ago from St. Charles, Mo. She was a homemaker and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Christian Mikkelsen; and two brothers, Bent Christensen, Canada, and Kurt Christensen, Denmark. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • O'SHELL, SHERYL ANN, 43, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she came here in 1976 from Akron, Ohio. She was a private duty nurse's aide and was Protestant. Survivors include her daughters, Denise Conrad and Cheryl O'Shell, both of Port Richey; her mother, Betty Butler, Akron, Ohio; her stepbrother, Freddy Gerhart, Akron; seven grandchildren; a niece; and her companion, Michael Scalisi, Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • ST. LAURENT, OLIVER J., 71, of Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Epping, N.H., he came here 11 years ago from Strafford, N.H. He was a tool and die maker for Kingston-Warren Manufacturing, Newfields, N.H. and an Army paratrooper in the Korean War. He was a member of the Timber Oaks Bowling League, the American Legion, Epping; and St. Michaels Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mildred; two sons, Ernie Desroaches, Mooresville, N.C., and Wayne Newman, Dover, N.H.; a daughter, Beth Bird, Laconia, N.H.; a brother; seven sisters; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
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  • ABRAMO, BOBBI JEAN, 42, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1959 from her native El Paso, Texas. She was a medical assistant and worked for the Pinellas Cardiology Association. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Michael A.; her father and stepmother, Henry E. Ehrman and Lydia L. Montemayor, Clearwater; her mother and stepfather, Geraldine and James Gagnon, Dunnellon; a brother, Mark A. Ehrman, Valrico; a half-sister, Ashley N. Ehrman, St. Petersburg; her paternal grandmother, Anna V. Ehrman, Clearwater; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • BAINES, JEANNETTE L., 79, of Spring Hill, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home. She was born in Minneapolis, and moved to Spring Hill in 1987 from Clearwater. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John F.; four sons, Richard, Brian, Mark, and John; a daughter, Laura Morris; a brother, William Lindberg; and a sister, Jacqueline Atwell. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • HANSSEN, ANNE E., 84, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Norway and came here in 1982 from Pawling, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and served on several church committees. Survivors include a son, Robert, Aberdeen, Md.; a brother, Torlf Stigum, Norway; three granddaughters, Tammy Smith, Kristen Goodwell and Kimberlee Hanssen; and two great-granddaughters. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • HAUGE, PATRICIA G., 66, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home. She was born in Montevideo, Minn., and moved to Pasco in 1992 from Clearwater. She was a Realtor and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Malvin I.; three daughters, Kristine Cunningham, Palm Harbor, Kathryn Toscano, Fayetteville, Ga., and Erika Bresnahan, New Port Richey; a sister, Diane McNeill, La Crosse, Wis.; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • Largo

    • GLENN, ADAM J., 80, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Alhambra Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. He was born in Gerald, Ind., and came here in 1972 from Old Hickory, Tenn. He retired in 1983 from Tampa Sheet Metal Co., and was a member of Church of Christ Northwest, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lois; a son, Jimmy D., Evansville, Ind.; two stepsons, Richard G. Baucom, Dale City, Va., and George L. Baucom, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; two sisters, Delores Packer, Gainesville, and Lola Mae Collins, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street North Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ASHMEAD, MARGARET M., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Carrington Place Nursing Center. Born in Maslak, Hungary, she came here in 1993 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a law clerk at her husband's law firm, John R. Ashmead Attorney-at-Law, in Brooklyn. She was a member of the OES and was an avid traveler. She was a recipient of the Hanson Place-Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Award, Brooklyn. Survivors include two sons, Robert Ashmead, Massapequa, N.Y., and Richard Ashmead, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Jeannette Comstock, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BRICKER, MARY DREW, 83, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) after a short illness. She was born in Vanceburg, Ky. and grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Charles Kellison; two daughters, Betsy Hunter and Donna Troy; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Schoedinger Funeral Service, East Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.
    • BUCKINGHAM, CHARLES AMBROSE, 76, of Floral City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Tunkhannock, Pa., he moved to Floral City in 1973 from St. Petersburg. He was a retired welder and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Floral City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7122 and an avid fisherman. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Beverly J. (Crispell); four sons, Kirby, Larry and Lyle, all of Inverness, and David, Floral City; two brothers, Robert, Port Allegany, Pa., and Donald, Ridge, N.Y.; four sisters, Amy Jayne, Meshoppen, Pa.; Marian Line, Lovelton, Pa.; Nellie Haight, Waverly, N.Y.; and Ella Wells, Whitewater, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
    • GRANT, RAYMOND, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Lakeland, Ga., he came here 30 years ago from Cook County, Ga. He was a house mover and was an Army veteran. He was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, James Harvey and Kenneth Grant, and five daughters, Kathy Grant Hill, Rhonda Jiles, Ernestine Grant, Joann Grant and Judith Grant, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Willie James Grant, Georgia; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MASON, EDNA LOUISE WYNN, 58, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. She moved to St. Petersburg at an early age from her native Marianna, and lived in Tampa before she moved back to St. Petersburg. She retired from the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines after 27 years of service. She later worked part-time for the Super 8 Motel in St. Petersburg. She was a member of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa. Survivors include three sons, Johnny Lee Wilson, Tallahassee; Oscar Lee Roy, Arcadia; and Richmond Wilson, Tampa; a grandson, Richmond Wilson Jr., Tampa; her parents, Rev. Ned and Lula Bell Wynn, St. Petersburg; seven sisters, Bertha Lynn, Sandra Taylor, Lillie Bryant, Margaret Solomon and Vickye Ward, all of St. Petersburg; Loretta Randolph, Tampa; and Malika Halin, Atlanta; six brothers, Tanzer Lee, Samuel Wynn, Charles Wynn and Alvin Wynn, all of St. Petersburg; Robbie Wynn, West Palm Beach; and Freeman Wynn, North Carolina. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MCLAREN, MARGIE G., 81, of Spring Hill, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she moved to Spring Hill 50 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a former secretary for Jim Brown Construction, New Port Richey. She was a member of Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, St. Petersburg; past matron of OES in New Port Richey, Daughters of the Nile in Tampa and the Order of the Amaranth in New Port Richey. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Robert Newman, Lexington Park, Md.; two daughters, Sandra Mann, Spring Hill, and Linda Wellman, Hudson; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
    • PARK, LORETTA, 82, of Flowery Branch, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Pine Oak Health and Rehabilitation in Flowery Branch. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and lived here for many years before she moved to Flowery Branch last year. She was a seamstress and was Methodist. Survivors include a nephew, Ronny Bass; two nieces, Judy Paugh and Sherilyn Patrick; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • REUBEN, MIRIAM, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was a native of San Francisco and came here in 1986 from Philadelphia. She was a group leader for Goodwill Industries in Pittsburgh for many years. She was a former member of Tree of Life Congregation and B'Nai B'Rith, both in Pittsburgh. Survivors include three grandsons, Richard Reuben, Columbia, Mo.; Dr. David Reuben, Malibu, Calif.; and John Reuben, Sudbury, Mass.; four granddaughters, Paula Vieillet, St. Petersburg; Nancy Greenfield, Dallas; and Catherine Reuben and Patricia Abreu, both of Somerville, Mass.; a nephew, Howard Schwartz; and eight great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SENTMAN, ELIZABETH W., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Pasadena Manor. She came here in 1956 from her native Williamsfield, Ohio. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church, the Rosscraggon Wood Club and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees 17 in St. Petersburg. She was a life member of the Ohio Tourist Club and was a 50-year member of OES Grand Chapter of Florida and Bethlehem Chapter 169. Survivors include two sisters, Jean Keller, Chardon, Ohio, and Virginia Geese, Flushing, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • WALK, RUTH NELSON, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Richlands, Va., she came here in 1959 from Bluefield, W.Va. She was a retired bookkeeper and was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. She was a member of Astron Chapter 256 OES, Elim Chapter Daughters of the Nile, Tampa; Trinity Shrine 1, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Tahuti Court 44, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and the Order of the Amaranth. Survivors include a sister, Helen Jacqueline Monteresso, Palmetto; and her caregivers, Gene and Lorna Benware, St. Petersburg. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • PETERS, SARA C., 79, of Seminole, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. Born in Mountain Lake, Minn., she came here in 1988 from St. Louis. She was a missionary and enjoyed Bible study and teaching. She was a member of Lakeview Gospel Church, Minnesota. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Herbert; two sons, Gary Peters, Seminole, and Renny Peters, Chicago; a brother, Edward Quiring, and a sister, Martha Pabst, both of Mountain Lake; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.

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  • WATSON, LORRAINE GLEATON, 91, of Gulfport, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. A Gulfport native, she was a homemaker and a member and volunteer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gulfport. She was a volunteer at several nursing homes. Survivors include two sisters, Lee Gleaton Hartigan and Val Gleaton Llewellyn, both of Gulfport. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • Redington Beach

    • LESTER, JACK K., 81, of Stockbridge, Ga., formerly of Redington Beach, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001). He was born in Craig, Neb., and lived in Redington Beach for 35 years before he moved to Stockbridge in November 2000. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the USS Jack W. Wilke. He owned an electrical contracting business in Nebraska and Florida. He was a volunteer firefighter in Redington Beach for 18 years, and was a coach of Madeira Beach Pony League teams for 15 years. He retired in 1983 and became active in genealogy and computer research. Survivors include two sons, Jack L. and Dan R.; a sister, Elizabeth Johnson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Stockbridge, Ga.

    South Pasadena

    • HILINSKI, HELEN, 77, of South Pasadena, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. A Brooklyn, N.Y. native, she came here in 1985 from Elmhurst, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She was an avid cook and baker. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Hilinski Green, Amarillo, Texas; two sisters, Emily Paluszek and Josephine Kosek, both of Brooklyn; and a brother, Marion Paluszek, Seminole. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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