Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries - 1998

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John Connors, 84, of Beverly Hills 
John P. Connors, 84, of Beverly Hills died Monday, April 6, 1998, in Inverness. He was born on Feb. 15, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and he came to Beverly Hills 12 years ago from Fountain Valley, Calif. Mr. Connors was a retired yard master for the NYC Transit Authority and was a member of the New York City Transit Retirees of Florida Inc. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Beverly Hills.
Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Connors of Beverly Hills; three sons, John of Binghamton, N.Y., Paul of Chino, Calif., and Robert of Santa Ana, Calif.; a daughter, Laurie Dobias of Terryville, N.Y.; a brother, Edward of Danbury, Conn.; two sisters, Cecilia Miller of Londonderry, N.H., and Agnes Ryan of Hicksville, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Ethel Holdren, 88, of Homosassa 
Ethel Irene Holdren, 88, of Homosassa died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Cypress Cove Care Center. Mrs. Holdren was born in Gardner, W. Va., and came to this area one and a half years ago from Beckley, W. Va. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Lego, W. Va.
She is survived by two sons, David L. Holdren of Beckley, W. Va., and John R. Holdren of Homosassa; three daughters, Carol Jean Austin and Ronnie Dillard, both of Homosassa, and Charlotte McKinney of Beckley, W. Va.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Beulah Knight, 89, of Homosassa 
Beulah Stobaugh Knight, 89, of Homosassa died Monday, April 6, 1998. She was born in Topp County, Ky., and came here 24 years ago from Indianapolis, Ind. Mrs. Knight was former owner and manager of a grocery store. She was a member of Full Gospel Church.
Surviving are her son, William L. Knight of Homosassa; two sisters, Nyllie Burrick of Murfreesboro, Ind., and Iral Habenyak of Arizona; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Herman Normoyle, 88, of Beverly Hills 
Herman Patrick Normoyle, 88, of Beverly Hills died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at his residence. Born in Astoria, N.Y., on Jan. 2, 1910, to the late Michael and Amanda (Faust) Normoyle, he came here 22 years ago from Huntington Station N.Y. He was a retired tool and die maker for REF Manufacturing in Mineola, N.Y., with over 32 years of service. Mr. Normoyle was Catholic.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Lucy (Poje) Normoyle; one son, Robert L. of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Carole A. Patella of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Arlene F. Holzmann of Enfield, N.H.; one brother, Joseph of Woodside, N.Y.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Pauline Tacy, 64, of Lecanto 
Pauline Gladys Tacy, 64, of Lecanto died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. She was born in Silica, W. Va., and came to Lecanto 37 years ago from Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Tacy was a retired retail clerk with Sears Roebuck & Company. She was Baptist.
Surviving are her husband, James Tacy of Lecanto; son, Gary L. Tacy of Lecanto; grandson, Robert R.J. Tacy of Lecanto; preceded in death by two daughters, Thelma Jean Tacy and Jacklin Ann Tacy; three sisters of Ohio; one sister of West Virginia; two sisters of Florida; one brother of Ohio; and one brother of West Virginia.
Florida Cremation Society, Dunnellon.

Harlan LaClair, 69, of Dunnellon 
Harlan F. LaClair, 69, of Dunnellon died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, in Ocala. He was born May 4, 1928, in AuSable Forks, N.Y., and came to Dunnellon 11 years ago from Plattsburgh, N.Y. Mr. LaClair was a retired banker in the financial industry. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean conflict. He was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. 
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Dunnellon Chapter No. 8510, St. John Neuman Council; former officer of the Industrial Management Club in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Elks Club BPOE of Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Surviving are two sons, Marc F. LaClair of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Ned LaClair of Devens, Mass.; two brothers, Gordon LeClair of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Robert LeClair of Chazy, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Dunnellon Chapel.

Charles Stoltz, 67, of Inverness 
Charles L. Stoltz, 67, of Inverness died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at his residence. Born in Jackson, Tenn., on July 12, 1930, to the late William and Amanda (Ridley) Stoltz, he came here 19 years ago from Washington, D.C. Mr. Stoltz retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lt. Commander having served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts with 25 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Inverness VFW Post No. 4337. He was Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Irene M. Stoltz; brother, George of Inverness; three sisters, Brownie Lutz of Ramsey, N.J., Myrtle Love and Lucy Street, both of Jackson, Tenn.; nephew, Mark A. Stoltz of Inverness; niece, Nancy Evans Stoltz of Inverness; and brother-in-law, Conrad (Donna) Petersohn of N. Babylon, N.Y.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

David Studley, 62, of Dunnellon 
David Studley, 62, of Dunnellon died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Bradford, Pa., and came to Dunnellon in 1989 from Greenbelt, Md. Mr. Studley was a retired intelligence officer with the U.S. Department of Defense.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Sullivan of Greenbelt, Md., and Susan Mauss of West Palm Beach; two sisters, Linda Studley of Palm Harbor and Marilyn Waitlevertch of Greensberg, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Sally Studley, 61, of Dunnellon 
Sally Jo Studley, 61, of Dunnellon died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Bradford, Pa., and came to Dunnellon in 1989 from Greenbelt, Md. Mrs. Studley was a retired personnel officer with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Sullivan of Greenbelt, Md., and Susan Mauss of West Palm Beach; a brother, Jim Birmingham of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

James Swanson, 68, of Crystal River 
James A. (Bud) Swanson, 68, of Crystal River died Monday, April 6, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hosp-ital. He was born to Thomas W. and Sally Lou Swanson on Oct. 15, 1929, in Hamilton County, Tennessee and came to Citrus County 25 years ago from Ringgold, Ga. He was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was Baptist.
Mr. Swanson was preceded in death by his brother, William Lee Swanson in 1995 and stepmother, Ethel Woods Swanson in 1980.
Surviving family members include two brothers, Kenneth D. Swanson of DeRidder, La., and George Steven Swanson of Cleveland, Tenn.; six sisters, Elsie Boatwright of Tampa, Edna Willis and Polly Hood both of Crystal River, Mary Ruth Brooks of Cleveland, Tenn., Dorothy Cross of Inglis and Louise Brown of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
 
Rudy Dhaenens, 36, cycling champion
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Rudy Dhaenens, the 1990 world cycling champion, died Monday of injuries sustained in a weekend car crash. He was 36. 
Dhaenens' car slammed into a power pylon early Sunday en route to the Tour of Flanders, where he was scheduled to provide broadcast analysis. 
Dhaenens, who won a stage in the 1986 Tour de France, ended his cycling career in 1992. 

Manuel Perez, 62, rebel priest
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Manuel Perez, rebel priest and leader of Columbia's second-largest rebel group, died Feb. 14 of hepatitis at a jungle hideout. He was 62. 
Perez, who led the National Liberation Army, or ELN, for decades, was defrocked after he took up arms. 
However, he still was known as ''Father Perez.'' 
Rebel second-in-command Nicolas Rodriguez Bautista, who goes by the name Gabino, will take over the guerrilla group, which has been in peace talks with the government. 

Clifton White, 77, guitarist
LOS ANGELES -- Clifton White, a guitarist who launched his career with the Mills Brothers and later played regularly with singer Sam Cooke, died Thursday from complications of diabetes. He was 77. 
White, who was recommended to the Mills Brothers by Louis Armstrong, played with the band for several years while the group's regular guitarist was serving in the military. 
He also appeared on seven ''soundies'' -- juke box videos -- that the band filmed in the 1940s. 
In the 1950s, White was asked to transcribe Sam Cooke's song ''You Send Me,'' which went on to become a best-selling hit. 
White appeared on all of Cooke's recordings, leading the singer's band until Cooke's death in 1964. 
In 1995, White and David Tenenbaum wrote ''You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke.'' 

Frank Duncan, 44, of Crystal River 
Frank Neil Duncan, 44, of Crystal River died Monday, April 6, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Duncan was born in Clearwater and settled in Crystal River in 1975. He was a masonry contractor by trade and held memberships with the NRA of Fairfax, Va., Honda Riders Club of Crystal River and the North American Hunting Club of Minnetonka, Minn. Mr. Duncan was Greek Orthodox.
He is survived by his mother, Doris E. Duncan, and brother, Roy Duncan, both of Crystal River; sister, Darlene Wareham of Kansas City, Kan.; one nephew and two nieces.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Gene Herring, 70, of Hernando 
Gene W. Herring, 70, of Hernando died Wednesday, April 8, 1998. He was born in St. Petersburg and came to Hernando 14 years ago from Topeka, Kan. Mr. Herring retired as a manager with Amtrak after 42 years of service. He was Baptist. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Joan Lutz Herring of Hernando; two sons, Thomas of Albuquerque, N.M., and Larry of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Larry of Spring Hill; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Helen Lyons, 84, of Crystal River 
Helen M. Lyons, 84, of Crystal River died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Lyons was born in Union City, Pa., and with her husband, Paul, settled in Crystal River 43 years ago from there. Mrs. Lyons was a 1934 Alleghany College graduate earning her degree in liberal arts. In 1933 she was elected the Alleghany College May Queen and also a Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority member. She was a former Sunday School teacher and Cub Scout leader in Union City, Pa., a Pink Lady at Citrus Memorial Hospital and participated in the Meals on Wheels program in Citrus County. Mrs. Lyons held memberships with Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club, Crystal River Lioness Club and the Crystal River United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Paul Lyons of Crystal River; four sons, William M., Paul C. II, Samuel H. all of Crystal River and Lynn G. of Union City, Pa.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Robert Ockerlander, 76, of Inverness 
Robert Earl Ockerlander, 76, of Inverness died Monday, April 6, 1998. He was born in Dorchester, Wis., and came to Inverness 13 years ago from Greenfield, Wis. Mr. Ockerlander was a patternmaker in a foundry and a member of the International Brotherhood of Patternmakers Association.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Kowalewski Ockerlander of Inverness; three sons, Robert Jr. of Wasilla, Alaska, Dale of Hubertus, Wis., and Joel of Hartland, Wis.; a brother, Harry of Rockford, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Anne Rochard, 85, of Inverness 
Anne Rochard, 85, of Inverness died Monday, April 6, 1998, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Paterson, N.J., on Oct. 5, 1912, to the late Rocco and Carmela (Aquila) Lazazzera, she came here three years ago from Redington Beach, where she resided for 27 years. Mrs. Rochard was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Mrs. Rochard was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rochard, June 27, 1990.
Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Lesko of Inverness, and her sister, Theresa Meola of Inverness.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Robert Ross, 40, of Homosassa 
Robert Allan Ross, 40, of Homosassa died Monday, April 6, 1998, in Lakeland. He was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., and came to Homosassa 11 years ago from Lockport, N.Y. Mr. Ross was employed in the construction industry. He attended Grace Bible Church in Homosassa.
He is survived by his mother, Iris D. Ross of Homosassa, and his brother, Michael J. and wife Lynn Ross of Columbus, N.J.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Sue Ryder, 75, of Sugarmill Woods
Sue M. Ryder, 75, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, in Lindenhurst, Ill. Born in Falco, Ala., she came here 10 years ago from Mount Prospect, Ill. Mrs. Ryder was a retired admitting office manager for a hospital. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a member of Sugarmill Woods Women's Club, Sugarmill Woods Garden Club (past president), Oak Village Women's Club and Sugarmill Woods Swingers Golf Club. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Ryder.
Surviving are her husband, F. Joseph Ryder of Homosassa; one son, Michael A. and wife Cynthia (Hamman) Ryder of Park City, Utah; six daughters, Karen and husband Norman Pattarozzi of Dandridge, Tenn., Nancy and husband Kenneth Krueger of Clayton, Calif., Mary Alice and husband William Schmitt of Antioch, Ill., Elizabeth and husband Gary Gardell of Lindenhurst, Ill., Teresa and husband Samuel Braus of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Susan and husband Daniel Olson of Oakland, Calif.; and 19 grandchildren, Joseph, Brian, Michael, Sean, Erin, Kate, Neil, Keith, Matthew, Andrew, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Corinne, Mallory, Danielle, Benjamin, David, Kali, and Luke; and one great-granddaughter, Summer.
Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Citrus County, P.O. Box 190, Crystal River, Fla. 34423.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Helen Schwartz, 81, of Inverness 
Helen M. Schwartz, 81, of Inverness died Monday, April 6, 1998 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Pleasant Valley, Pa., on Feb. 25, 1917 to the late Edwin and Laura (Bleam) Kramer, she came here nine years ago from Englewood, Fla. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Harvest Temple Church of God of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Schwartz, June 30, 1993, and a son, Willard Moyer, in 1986.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth Moyer of California; three brothers, Russell Kramer of Newville, Pa., Ernest Kramer of Pennsburg, Pa., and Garwood Kramer of Coopersburg, Pa.; four sisters, Joyce Frederick of Quakertown, Pa., Pearl Wagner of Bethlehem, Pa., Betty Clymer of Max Meadows, Va., and Beatrice Texter of Coopersburg, Pa.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Norman Vaudreuil, 74, of Inglis 
Norman U. Vaudreuil, 74, of Inglis died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Mr. Vaudreuil was born in Worcester, Mass., and established his residence in Inglis 22 years ago from Spencer, Mass. Mr. Vaudreuil was a self-employed machinist and founder of ANN Corporation of Williston. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Seabee Veteran. He was a Catholic.
Mr. Vaudreuil is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, June Vaudreuil of Inglis; two sons, David and Russell both of Dunnellon; two daughters, Carole Hines of Bradenton and Diane Ryan of Casco, Maine; three sisters, Grace Vaudreuil of Inglis, Claire Vaudreuil and Margaret Vaudreuil both of Worcester, Mass.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Marguerite Cercone, 80, of Inverness 
Marguerite E. Cercone, 80, of Inverness died Thursday, April 9, 1998. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came to Inverness 10 years ago from there. Mrs. Cercone was a retired secretary for Westinghouse. She was Catholic. She was the wife of the late Mr. Carl Nicholas Cercone.
Surviving are her son, Ralph F. Carr of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Carol McNutt of Tallahassee and Mrs. Dorothy L. Geets of Inverness; and eight grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Herbert Klett, 81, of Inverness 
Herbert T. Klett, 81, of Inverness died Thursday, April 9, 1998. He was born in New York City, N.Y., and came to Inverness 18 years ago from N. Babylon, N.Y. Mr. Klett was a retired textile technician for Pickwick Knitting; member of the Highland Fire Department, Inverness. He was a member of the Living Water Christian Fellowship, Inverness. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Klett.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Sue Ryder, 75, of Sugarmill Woods
Sue M. Ryder, 75, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, in Lindenhurst, Ill. Born in Falco, Ala., she came here 10 years ago from Mount Prospect, Ill. Mrs. Ryder was a retired admitting office manager for a hospital. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a member of Sugarmill Woods Women's Club, Sugarmill Woods Garden Club (past president), Oak Village Women's Club and Sugarmill Woods Swingers Golf Club. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Savage.
Surviving are her husband, F. Joseph Ryder of Homosassa; one son, Michael A. and wife Cynthia (Hamman) Ryder of Park City, Utah; six daughters, Karen and husband Norman Pattarozzi of Dandridge, Tenn., Nancy and husband Kenneth Krueger of Clayton, Calif., Mary Alice and husband William Schmitt of Antioch, Ill., Elizabeth and husband Gary Gardell of Lindenhurst, Ill., Teresa and husband Samuel Braus of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Susan and husband Daniel Olson of Oakland, Calif.; and 19 grandchildren, Joseph, Brian, Michael, Sean, Erin, Kate, Neil, Keith, Matthew, Andrew, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Corinne, Mallory, Danielle, Benjamin, David, Kali, and Luke; and one great-granddaughter, Summer.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Dorothy Downs, 84, of Floral City 
Dorothy L. Downs, 84, of Floral City died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at the Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center in Inverness. Mrs. Downs was born in Iowa on May 30, 1913, and came here 12 years ago from Melbourne. She was a retired dry cleaner clerk and a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 24 years, William F. Downs; one son, Louis Yeakey of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Gretchen of Louisville, Ky.; one stepson, Michael W. Downs of Miami Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Albert Leach, 71, of Inverness 
Albert Vermont Leach, 71, of Inverness died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Alexandria, Ind., on July 9, 1926, to the late Pete and Ellen (Raill) Leach, he came here 15 years ago from there. Mr. Leach was an inspector with the Delco-Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson, Ind., a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the VFW Post 1552 of Alexandria, Ind., and a Protestant.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sarah Humphries Leach of Inverness; one son, George A. of Homosassa; one daughter, Peggy Ice of Floral City; one brother, Edward of Alexandria, Ind.; one sister, Janene Southwick of Alexandria, Ind.; four grandchildren, April, Stephanie, Marc and Todd; one great-grandchild, Jordan; and caregivers, Mike and Debbie Collier.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Burnett May, 85, of Dunnellon 
Burnett Franklin May, 85, of Dunnellon died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his residence. Mr. May was born in New Hope, Va., and came to Dunnellon in 1972 from Massapequa, Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired bank vault custodian, World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and member of Riverside Christian Fellowship.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice May of Dunnellon; sister, Mrs. E.Y. Miller of Woodbridge, Va.; three nephews and two nieces.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

William Micca, 88, of Beverly Hills 
William T. Micca, 88, of Beverly Hills died Thursday, April 9, 1998, in Lecanto. Mr. Micca was born in New York City, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills four years ago from Burbank, Calif. Mr. Micca was a retired superintendent for the aircraft industry and a Catholic.
He is survived by his brother, John of Commack, N.Y.; two sisters, Santa M. Cremona of Beverly Hills and Madaline Tafuri of Elmhurst, N.Y.; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Bill Sleichter, 73, of Crystal River 
Bill M. Sleichter, 73, of Crystal River died at his residence on Thursday, April 9, 1998, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr. Sleichter was born in Sedan, Kan., and came to Crystal River 16 years ago from St. Louis after retiring as a manager with Monsanto Company after 25 years of service. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in the 103rd Infantry Division of the European Theater from which he earned a Bronze Star. Mr. Sleichter was a graduate of the University of Iowa and a member of the ATO fraternity. He was a member of the DAV and the Crystal River Power Squadron and was also a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church of Crystal River.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Arrington Sleichter in 1978. Survived by his wife, Jo Ann Sleichter of Crystal River; son, William Thomas Sleichter and wife Karen of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Denise Stillman of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jenna of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

James Springer, 78, of Inverness 
James E. Springer, 78, of Inverness died Thursday, April 9, 1988, at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He was born in Fairmont, W. Va., March 14, 1920 to Alston and Nina (Scranage) Springer. Mr. Springer was a retired sales executive for Gensco of Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Marian, of Inverness; two daughters, Sandra K. Blackmore and Patricia S. Brady, both of Inverness; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.

James Bradford, 73, of Miami
James N. Bradford, 73, of Miami died Thursday, April 9, 1998. Born in Georgia, Mr. Bradford lived in Miami for more than 50 years. He retired from Victoria Hospital in Miami as an engineer with more than 20 years of service. He was a member of the Carpenter?s Union Local No. 125 of Miami for more than 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Evelyn Bradford; two sons, James N. Bradford Jr., of Lake Worth, Ted E. Bradford, of Inverness; six grandsons and two granddaughters.
Lithgow-Bennett Funeral Home, Miami

Harriet Brown, of Inverness
Harriet O. Brown of Inverness died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Roseau, Minn., to the late Edward Overby and Isabelle (Skogstad) Overby, she came here 25 years ago from Metuchen, N.J. She was a retired bookkeeper. She was Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Brown, on Oct. 23, 1979.
She is survived by her son David O. Rolston, of Chicago; one daughter, Judith R. Nellum, of Washington, D.C.; and three grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

George McGuire, 87, of Floral City
George McGuire, 87, of Floral City died April 9, 1998, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 31, 1919, to the late Thomas P. and Lillie Kellner McGuire, he came here 14 years from Magaretville, N.Y. He was a retired electrician for the New York City Transit Authority. He was a life member and past commander of American Legion Post 216 and Masonic Lodge No. 389 in Margaretville. McGuire was a life member of the VFW Post 7122 of Floral City and the New York Civil Service Retirees.
He is survived by his wife, Emelia Shepanski McGuire of Floral City; two sons, Donald Stadulis of New Jersey and Thomas Stadulis of New York; one daughter, Marrian Ramerez of New York; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Mary Rutherford, 79, of Crystal River
Mary L. Rutherford, 79, of Crystal River died Friday April 10, 1998, at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. She was born in Calhoun, Ga. She came here 17 years ago from Chattanooga, Tenn. Before retirement she was the manager of the Signal Mountain Beauty Shop and a member of Business and Professional Women?s Club of Signal Mountain, Tenn. 
For many years Mrs. Rutherford was actively involved in making porcelain dolls, ceramics and quilting. She also assisted her husband, a noted outdoor photographer in Florida. She was a member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Giles G. Rutherford of Crystal River; three brothers, George McBrayer of Tampa, Richard McBrayer of Ringgold, Ga., and Gen. M.M. McBrayer of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three sisters, Bertha Hicks of Calhoun, Ga., Elizabeth Clark and Rachel Newman of Ringgold, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

James Springer, 78, of Inverness
James E. Springer, 78, of Inverness died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. He was born in Fairmont, W.Va., on March 14, 1920, to Alston and Nina (Scranage) Springer. Mr. Springer was a retired sales executive for Gensco of Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Marian, of Inverness; two daughters, Sandra K. Blackmore and Patricia S. Brady, both of Inverness; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.


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