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Kimberly Carroll, 32, of Crystal River 
Kimberly Carroll, 32, of Crystal River died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. Carroll was born in Gary, Ind., and came to this area with her parents 19 years ago from Lake Station, Ind. She was a graduate of Crystal River High School and was employed by Crystal River Bank as a teller for 15 years. She was a Baptist and a member of Job's Daughters in Gary, Ind.
Surviving are her mother and father, Cheryl and Eldon Leech of Crystal River; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Galloway of Lake Station, Ind.; and one brother, Dane Leech of Crystal River.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Alfred Christiansen Jr., 69, of Inverness 
Alfred Earl Christiansen Jr., 69, of Inverness died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. He was born in Bound Brook, N.J., and came to Inverness six years ago from Orlando. Mr. Christiansen was a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of Leroy Rooks VFW Post No. 4252, Hernando and a Korean Army Veteran.
Surviving are two sons, Alfred E. III and Michael, and one daughter, Ms. Patricia Christiansen, all of Maple Shade, N.J.; three brothers, Charles of Homosassa Springs, Tom of New Johnsonville, Tenn., and Robert of Ocala; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Bolomey of Ocala and Mrs. Dorothy Davids of Centerville, Tenn.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness Chapel.

Emilia Clifton, 72, of Beverly Hills 
Emilia R. Clifton, 72, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at her residence. She was born in Detroit, Mich., and came to Beverly Hills 15 years ago from Livonia, Mich. Mrs. Clifton was a retired seamstress for the automobile industry. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills.
Surviving are three daughters, Amy Riley, Connie Wasielewski and Denise Aquino, all of Garden City, Mich.; one brother, John Kupczak of Inkster, Mich.; one sister, Sophie Moreton of Sterling Heights, Mich.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Paul Miller, 85, of Homosassa 
Paul M. Miller, 85, of Homosassa died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Middletown, Ohio, he came to Homosassa 19 years ago from Miami. He was a retired maintenance worker for Miami Carey with 18 years of service.
Surviving are two sisters, Goldie French and Mary McFarland, both of Middletown, Ohio; and two brothers, Raymond of Franklin, Ohio, and Joseph of Middletown, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Miller, in 1981 and parents, Earl and Minnie (Holman) Miller.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Eula Morrison, 74, of Lecanto
Eula Grace Morrison, 74, of Beaverton died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997. She was born to Belinda and Louis Harper on Nov. 5, 1923, in Black Horse, Ohio. She was a winter resident of Lecanto for six years from Beaverton, Mich. She was a retired secretary. She was a member of Dale United Methodist Church in Beaverton, Mich. She was a chairperson for the 10th Congressional District in Michigan. Mrs. Morrison held several offices in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mrs. Morrison served on the presidential election campaign for Jimmy Carter and she was serving as the Selective Service chairman in Gladwin County, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, William, George and Knute Harper and three sisters, Maude Stephenson, Betty Stephenson and Mildred Stidd.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Morrison of Lecanto and Beaverton Mich.; one daughter, Harriette Bongiovanni of Rochester Hills, Mich.; one brother, Kenneth Harper of Ravenna, Ohio; three grandchildren, Carrie B. Mariuz of Holland, Mich., Rachael G. Schaub and Christopher Bongiovanni both of Rochester Hills, Mich.; four great-grandchildren, Anthony and Sara Mariuz both of Holland, Mich., and Emily and Nicholas Schaub both of Rochester Hills, Mich.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Walter Nakielski, 92, of Inverness 
Walter P. Nakielski, 92, of Inverness died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. He was born in Detroit, Mich., and came to Inverness in November from Coral Gables. Mr. Nakielski was a retired barber. He was Catholic.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Helen Pall Nakielski of Inverness; stepdaughter, Mrs. Joann Knapp of Inverness; and brother, Edward, of Largo.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Patricia Nuzzi, 46, of Inverness 
Patricia Ann Reilly Nuzzi, 46, of Inverness died at home Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. Born in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 2, 1951, to Bruce and Bettyann Reilly, she came to Inverness 23 years ago from Illinois. She served as the director of exceptional student education in the Hernando County School System for the past 10 years, and was a former special education teacher with the Citrus County School System until 1987. She was a graduate of So. Illinois University and received her master's degree from the University of South Florida.
She is survived by her mother, Bettyann Reilly of Collinsville, Ill.; and her sister, Katherine Reilly Brown.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Fay Phillips, 99, of Lecanto 
Fay M. Phillips, 99, of Lecanto died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. She was born in Homestead, Pa., and came to Lecanto 12 years ago from Miami. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker. She was a Protestant.
She is survived by two sons, Ferdinand Phillips and wife Bernice of Beverly Hills, and J. Harvey Phillips and wife Jean of New Hope, Minn.; a sister, Esse Biggard of Palm Harbor; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

John Schillings, 68, of Hernando 
John O. Schillings, 68, of Hernando died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. He was born in Laurel, Miss., and came to Hernando three years ago from Mary Esther, Fla. Mr. Schillings was a retired realtor associate for Royal Palm Realty, Mary Esther. He served 28 years as Master Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He was associated with the Bomark Missile at Santa Rosa Island during his last tour duty as a rocket engineer mechanic. He was a member of the VFW, Fort Walton Beach. He was a Christian.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judith Schillings of Hernando; two sons, Mark of Elmira, N.Y., and Todd of Lecanto; a brother, Harry of Gulf Breeze; a sister, Mrs. Mary O'Connell of Prentiss, Miss.; and five grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Margaret Schultz, 83, of Inverness 
Margaret Schultz, 83, of Inverness died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997. She was born in Modoc, Ohio, and came to Inverness 10 years ago from Elkhart, Ind. Mrs. Schultz was wife of the late Mr. Ralph H. Schultz who died June 10, 1982.
Surviving are her son, John Payne of St. Louis, Mo.; three daughters, Ms. Anna Payne of Inverness, Mrs. Josephine Nichols and Mrs. Margaret Aller, both of Elkhart, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Toner Spotts, 86, of Dunnellon
Toner ''Terry'' Spotts, 86, of Dunnellon died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. A native of Bellefont, Pa., he came to Dunnellon from New Smyrna Beach 30 years ago. Mr. Spotts was a retired appliance repairman. He was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are his daughter, Constance Fink of Cogan Station, Pa.; a brother, Gordon C. of Port St. Lucie; five grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Virginia Stoddard, 78, of Hernando 
Virginia G. Stoddard, 78, of Hernando died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at her home. Born in Lima, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1919, to David W. and Verdie A. Brown Dorris, she came here 21 years ago from there. Mrs. Stoddard was a bookkeeper for the A&P Grocery Store in Lima for many years. She had been an interpreter for the deaf for approximately five years at the Hernando Baptist Church, of which she was a member.
Surviving are three daughters, Gloria J. Kleman of Hernando, Karen K. Hollar of Lima, Ohio, and Patricia Y. Markey of St. Augustine; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Gerald, on May 9, 1997.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Julianne Vivenzio, 52, of Inglis 
Julianne M. Vivenzio, 52, of Inglis died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Ms. Vivenzio was born in Holyoke, Mass. For the last 10 years, Ms. Vivenzio has lived in Inglis. She was a homemaker. She was a Catholic.
She is survived by her beloved companion of eight years, Mr. Ben Homer of Inglis; son, Anthony Vivenzio of Orlando; brother, Robert Breault of Chicopee, Mass.; and sister, Kathleen Kos of Brigham City, Utah.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Betty Wagner, 78, of Floral City
Betty L. Wagner, 78, of Floral City, formerly of Dunnellon, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born in Middleton, Mich., and moved to Florida in 1970 from (Grand Rapids) Middleville, Mich., and lived in the Citrus and Marion County area since 1978. She was a Protestant. She was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army W.A.C. She was a retired instrument technician in the aerospace industry.
Surviving are her brother, Carl Wagner of Grand Rapids, Mich.; her sister, Audrey Manzanares of Dunnellon; and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Fay Phillips, 99, of Lecanto 
Fay M. Phillips, 99, of Lecanto died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. She was born in Homestead, Pa., and came to Lecanto 12 years ago from Miami. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Ferdinand Phillips and wife Bernice of Beverly Hills, and J. Harvey Phillips and wife Jean of New Hope, Minn.; a sister, Esse Biggard of Palm Harbor; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.

William Sandberg, 71, of Hernando 
William Robert Sandberg, 71, of Hernando died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. He was born in Olean, N.Y., and came to Hernando seven years ago from Fort Lauderdale. 
Mr. Sandberg retired as chief ship fitter for the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service. 
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Hernando, and the Citrus Model A Club. His hobby was old cars.
He was Lutheran and a World War II Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Masasko Arakane Sandberg of Hernando; two daughters, Mrs. Deborah (Stephen) Hirzel of Coalville, Utah, and Mrs. Anna V. Hall of Fort Myers; and three grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Mary Tomillon, 83, of Inverness 
Mary Tomillon, 83, of Inverness died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Citrus Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1914, to Sergei and Mary Chesuka Tomillon and came to Inverness six months ago from New York City, N.Y.
Miss Tomillon was a retired executive secretary with General Motors Corp. with 20 years of service. She was Russian Eastern Orthodox by faith.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Hawyard of Inverness; one niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Tomillon, Aug. 22, 1993.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Constance Wood, 79, of Dunnellon
Constance R. Wood, 79, of Dunnellon, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997.
She was born in Allentown, Pa., and came to Dunnellon two and a half years ago from Miami.
Mrs. Wood was Baptist and attended the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. 
Surviving are her two daughters, Sunny Fox and Judy Mikalakus, both of Dunnellon; her sister, Pat Harper of Athens, Ala.; three grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and several nephew and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to White House Adult Day Care, 20625 West Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Fla. 34431.
Fero Funeral Home with Crematory.

Victoria Ahigian, 96, of Citrus Hills
Victoria Ahigian, 96, of Citrus Hills, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1901, in Armenia, she moved here 12 years ago from Needham, Mass. She was a member of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Ahigian and Adrienette Ahigian, both of Citrus Hills.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Ian Hay Sr., 98, of Inverness
Ian McGregor Hay Sr., D.M.D., 98, of Inverness, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Surrey Place of Lecanto. Born in Westerly, R.I., on Sept. 17, 1899, he was a son of the late Alexander J. and Lillian Mathews Hay. Dr. Hay was a retired dentist, having graduated with honors from Tufts Dental College. He was a member of the American Dental Association, and practiced dentistry in Woonsocket, R.I., for 30 years and in Wilmington, Vt., for 25 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish of Inverness.
He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, in November. Survivors include a son, Ian M. Hay Jr. of Inverness; two daughters, Frances Tait of Beverly Hills, and Alexandra Sonneborn of Anchorage, Alaska; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, 34461.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Richard Lester, 89, labor economist
HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. - Richard A. Lester, a prominent labor economist and dean of faculty emeritus at Princeton University, died Tuesday at a retirement home. He was 89. 
During World War II, he served in the Labor Division of the War Production Board, the War Manpower Commission and the Office of the Secretary of War. 

Walt Lochman, 68, broadcaster
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Walt Lochman, an influential force in Kansas City radio in the 1960s and 1970s, died Sunday of congestive heart failure. He was 68. 
In 1966, Lochman was named vice president and general manager of KMBZ radio, then called KMBC. 
His stations combined local personalities, music with cross-generational appeal and broadcasts of Kansas City Royals baseball games to move to the front of the city's radio market. 

Warren Mehrtens, 77, Triple Crown jockey
MIAMI - Warren Mehrtens, one of only 11 jockeys ever to ride to a Triple Crown, died Monday. He was 77. 
Mehrtens rode Assault to wins in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont in 1946.
He retired from racing in 1952. 

Floyd Cramer, 64, pianist
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Floyd Cramer, who played piano on Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" and popularized the distinctive "slip note" style on instrumental hits such as "Last Date," died Wednesday of cancer. He was 64. 
He recorded more than 50 solo albums and in 1960 had his own hit, "Last Date," which became an instrumental classic. 
Along with guitarist Chet Atkins, saxophonist Boots Randolph and others, Cramer is credited with helping create "The Nashville Sound" - smooth music, sometimes called "countrypolitan," that helped lure pop audiences to country music in the 1950s and 1960s. born talent.-- 
Besides "Last Date," Cramer's hits included "San Antonio Rose," "Fancy Pants" and "On the Rebound." 
In 1955, he moved to Nashville and became one of the most sought-after session musicians in town. He played on sessions by Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline and Perry Como, as well as the historic 1955 recordings Presley made in his debut at RCA. 

Peter Blount, 81, of Hernando 
Peter B. Blount, 81, of Hernando died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born on May 4, 1916, in Abbeville, S.C., to the late Henry and Susan (Barton) Blount, he came here 21 years ago from St. Petersburg. Mr. Blount was an administrative assistant for the State of Florida National Guard Unit. He was a Baptist.
Surviving are one son, Peter B. of Daytona Beach; two daughters, Dorothy Chancey of Dunnellon and Mary Singleton of Hernando; two sisters, Susan Nott and Dendy Childs, both of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Monck, June 28, 1992, and his wife, Dorothy, on Dec. 3, 1996.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Charles Christy, 67, of Hernando 
Charles ''Chuck'' A. Christy, 67, of Hernando died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998. He was born in Smith Grove, Ky., and came to Hernando three years ago from Fort Myers. Mr. Christy was a retired deputy sheriff for the state of Indiana. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He attended the Hernando United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Gloria Roy Christy of Hernando; four sons, Thomas of Mesa, Ariz., Richard, Charles Jr. and Michael all of Terre Haute, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Denise Streacker of Terre Haute, Ind., and Mrs. Dana Kemp of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Bobby and Donald, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Bailey Cyr, infant, of Anthony
Bailey E. Cyr, age one month and 21 days, of Anthony, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville. She was born to Sheryl Wandell and Bret Cyr on Nov. 9, 1997, in Gainesville.
She is survived by her parents, Bret Cyr and Sheryl Wandell of Anthony; three sisters, Megan Wandell, Laura Wandell and her twin sister Jessica Cyr, all of Anthony; maternal grandparents, Bob and Ruth Laplante of Homosassa; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Ashley Coombs of Bangor, Maine, and Walter and Jeanette Cyr of Anthony; maternal great-grandparents, Dorothy and Napolian Moquin of Homosassa and Germaine and Elsie Laplante of Manchester, N.H.; paternal great-grandparent Joann Johnson of Bangor, Maine, and Hilfred Bailey of Bangor, Maine; and five cousins.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Merle Leahy, 70, of Hernando 
Merle Marie Leahy, 70, of Hernando died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997. She was born in Topeka, Kan., and came to Hernando 23 years ago from Woodbridge, Va. Mrs. Leahy was a retired Citrus County school bus driver for 14 years. She belonged to the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during the Korean conflict. She was a member of the Morning Glories Bowling League at Sportsmen's Bowl. She was an Episcopalian.
Surviving are her husband, Robert M. Leahy of Hernando; son, Lance Leahy of Inverness; daughter, Ms. Janet F. Leahy of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian L. Hartpence, Mrs. Dorothy D. VanHoozer, both of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Jerrie J. Preston of Chula Vista, Calif.; and one grandson, Cody Robert Leahy of Inverness.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Etta Locke, 85, of Inverness 
Etta Estelle Locke, 85, of Inverness died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. She was born in Nashville, Ga., and came to Inverness 27 years ago from Miami. Mrs. Locke was a Baptist. She was the widow of the late N.E. O'Berry, who died in 1961.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty (Jim) Fowler and Mrs. Freddie (Jim) Roman, both of Inverness; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Spells of Georgia; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Barbara Miller, 63, of Adrian, Mich.
Barbara J. Miller, 63, of Adrian, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Crystal River. Mrs. Miller was born in Tipton, Mich., and came here six months ago from Adrian, Mich. 
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany Assembly of God in Adrian, Mich. She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Miller of Adrian, Mich.; two sons, Steven Miller of Greenfield, Wis., and Kevin Miller of Jackson, Mich.; two daughters, Debra Kozumplik of Adrian, Mich., and Sally Earles of Manitou Beach, Mich.; two brothers, Ronald Willnow and Gary Willnow, both of Adrian, Mich.; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Richard Milner, 89, of Sugarmill Woods
Richard E. Milner, 89, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at his residence. Born in Lincoln, Ala., Mr. Milner came here 19 years ago from Tampa. He was owner and operator of Homestead Builders Inc. and developer of Lake Carrol Estates in Tampa. He was also a builder in Brandon. After retiring from there he moved to Sugarmill Woods where he was an active builder until 1987. He was Protestant. He was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy Reserve. 
He was a past member of Crystal River Power Squadron, a member of Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club and member of Lily Creek Hunt Club in Cross City. He was the owner of Orderless Dry Cleaners in Tampa. He taught auto mechanics at Brewster School in Tampa. He was an avid pilot.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Figley Milner of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa; his daughter, Marilou Vale of Punta Gorda; three sisters, Elizabeth Siever, Rebecca Morris and Eleanor Miller, all of Tampa; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Jody Patchell, 34, formerly of Floral City
Jody Christopher Patchell, 34, of Elkton, Md., formerly of Floral City, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Patchell was born on Sept. 19, 1963, in Wilmington, Del., he has been a vacation resident of the area for many years. He was the owner of a paving and contracting company in Elkton, Md. He was a loving husband, father, and brother to all.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Johns Patchell; one son, Cody Patchell of Elkton, Md.; one daughter, Summer Patchell of Elkton, Md.; his father, Marshall Patchell of Charlestown, Md.; his mother, Helen Gadzinski of Bear, Del.; four brothers, Bobby of Newark, Del., Joey of Bear, Del., Michael and Shannon, both of Charlestown, Md.; and three sisters, Maureen Patchell and Whitney Patchell, both of Charlestown, Md., and Courtney Patchell of Elkton, Md.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Michael Rao, 76, of Inverness 
Michael Rao, 76, of Inverness died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born on April 2, 1921, to the late Salvatore and Mary (Ravida) Rao, he came here in 1980 from Albany, N.Y., where he had been a longtime resident. Mr. Rao was a retired building superintendent for the Niagara Mohawk Power and Light Company, with 25 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served with the Company A 319th Engineer Battalion. He was a graduate of the Phillip Schuyler High School of Albany. He was a life member of both the 94th Infantry Division Association and the New York State Chapter of the 94th Infantry Division. He was Catholic.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Martha Belfort Rao; one daughter, Patricia Noskowitz of Acton, Mass.; and two sisters, Margaret Casler of Lady Lake and Mary Merrick of Miami.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Herman Rapposch, 99, of Beverly Hills 
Herman Rapposch, 99, of Beverly Hills died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. He was born in Kalch, Austria and came to Beverly Hills from Rensselaer County, New York. Mr. Rapposch was a retired carpenter superintendent in the manufacturing business. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty W. Rapposch, on Aug. 14, 1989.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Martin Sapp, 81, of Eastman, Ga.
Martin E. Sapp, 81, of Eastman, Ga., formerly of Inverness, died on his birthday, Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in Eastman, Ga., and came to Inverness in 1978 from Miami. Mr. Sapp was a longtime resident of Miami, moving there in 1926. He served several postal stations and the annex as superintendent, before retiring from Flagler Station in 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Inverness. 
He was a World War II Army veteran. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Eleanor R. Sapp, who died Sept. 2, 1992.
Surviving are his son, Richard (Patricia) Sapp of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Miss Jeanne Sapp of Miami Shores; brother, Wiley (Colleen) Sapp of N. Miami; sister, Mrs. Eleanor Shaw of Texas; and one granddaughter, Miss Rachel Sapp.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Ronald Willis, 49, of Drexel, Ohio
Ronald Lee Willis, 49, of Drexel, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. He was born in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Willis was a U.S. Marine.
Surviving are his son, Shawn Lee Willis of Brooksville; two stepsons, Timothy Michael Hosfeld of Ackworth, Ga., and Darrin Scott Hosfeld of Brooksville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Kimberly Ann Brown of Brooksville; mother, Mrs. Mary Louise Brockert and brother, Robert Clinton Willis, both of Orlando; and three grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.


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