Miscellaneous Citrus County, Florida Obituaries

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Alice Caruthers, 61, of Hernando
Alice ''Faye'' Caruthers, 61, of Hernando died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in the Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center of Ocala. Born in Clearwater on Dec. 25, 1936, to Johnnie and Mattie Lou Sinclair, she came to Citrus County 26 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a cosmetic clerk with Eckerd Drugs and was a Protestant.
Surviving are her husband, Clayton H. Caruthers of Hernando; son, Bruce Wayne Mangus of Lake City; stepson, William Caruthers of Sanford; two daughters, Deborah Lynn Meagher of Tavares; and Karen Sue Marlin of Lady Lake; stepdaughter, Patricia Combee of Wimauma; brother, Bobby Sinclair of Pinellas Park; two sisters, Joyce Larsen and Rachel Woods, both of St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Mary Cavender, 92, of Dunnellon 
Mary J. Cavender, 92, of Dunnellon died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at her residence. She was born in Bradock, Pa., and came to Dunnellon from Warren, Ohio, in 1994. Mrs. Cavender was a homemaker and a member of Holland Community Church, Warren, Ohio.
Surviving are three sons, William R. Blank of Dunnellon; Richard Blank of Warren, Ohio; and James Blank of Dunnellon; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Mildred Dunlap, 61, of Beverly Hills 
Mildred J. Dunlap, 61, of Beverly Hills died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998. She was born in Golconda, Ill., and came to Beverly Hills three years ago from St. Louis, Mo. She was a secretary for the communications industry; a Protestant; and member of the Pioneer Club of Bell Telephone Company.
Surviving are her mother, Verba Barger of Dunnellon; son, Ronald Benjamin of Evansville, Ind.; sister, Mary A. Adams of Dunnellon; brother, Daniel Barger of Dunnellon; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Louella Landis, 92, of Sugarmill Woods 
Louella May Landis, 92, of Sugarmill Woods died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998. She was born in Frankford, Ontario, Canada and came to Citrus County 14 years ago from there. Mrs. Landis was the wife of the late Mr. Robert E. Landis, who died Dec. 21, 1972.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marguerita Littleton of Sugarmill Woods; Mrs. Carmeletta Vodden of Plymouth, Mich.; and Mrs. Adeline E. Larrieu of Delray Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Baker of Trenton, Ontario, Canada; and Mrs. May Lawson of Tonawanda, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Isabella MacMullen, 88, of Inverness 
Isabella S. MacMullen, 88, of Inverness died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998. She was born in Paisley, Scotland and came to Inverness 26 years ago from New York City, N.Y. Mrs. MacMullen was a member of the Lady Lindsey Lodge, Huntington, N.Y.; Episcopal by faith; and wife of the late Mr. John Douglas MacMullen Sr., who died Oct. 23, 1984.
Surviving are her son, John Douglas MacMullen Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Ms. Jean A.S. MacMullen of Inverness; two grandchildren, Diane Lyn Boyum of Trimbel, Mo., and Eileen Kim Petrecelli of Arizona; and two great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Virginia Richardson, 91, of Inverness 
Virginia Holtz Richardson, 91, of Inverness died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Monday, Feb. 2, 1998. Born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 27, 1906, to the late Albert and Nellie Holtz, she came here 11 years ago from there where she was a secretary for the Peabody Institute of Music. She was Protestant.
Surviving are her son, Frank S. Cuyler Jr. of Inverness; and two grandchildren, Kenneth and Sandra.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Jesse Stone, 71, of Dunnellon 
Jesse A. Stone, 71, of Dunnellon died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998. He was born in Laurens, N.Y. Mr. Stone was a lumber salesman and a Methodist. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Stone of Dunnellon; two sons, Jerry A. of Fairbanks, Alaska; and Larry C. of Hamilton, N.Y.; four daughters, Doris E. Dauchy of Berlington Flats, N.Y.; Mary A. Coones of Catskill, N.Y.; Eileen C. Parslow of Leonardsville, N.Y.; and Lois A. White of Bouckville, N.Y.; half sister, Helen Curtis of Norwich, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two nieces.
Florida Cremation Society, Dunnellon.

James White, 74, of Tuskegee, Ala.
James Wilburn White, 74, of Tuskegee, Ala., died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. Mr. White was born in Paxton, Fla. He lived in Tuskegee for the past four years. He was visiting here from Panama City. He was a construction worker in the steel industry; a Christian; member of American Legion of LaBelle, Fla.; and member of Amvet Post No. 81 of North Fort Myers.
Surviving are his wife, Mernette L. White of Tuskegee, Ala.; five sons, Wallace Bradshaw of Slocomb, Ala.; Larry White of Riverside, Calif.; Ricky White of Cabot Cove, Ark.; Jerry White of Punta Gorda; and Terry White of Little Rock, Ark.; three daughters, Nadine Williamson of Dade City; Sarah Adame and Sharon Adame both of Little Rock, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Fero Funeral Homes, Dunnellon Chapel.
 
Michael Cahill, 71, of Dunnellon 
Michael Cahill, 71, of Dunnellon died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Cahill came to Dunnellon in 1978 from his native Peekskill, N.Y. He was a retired state park police officer with New York State. He was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Cahill of Dunnellon; two sons, James K. of Edgewater and Michael Jr. of Middletown, N.Y.; three daughters, Karen McCormick of Andover, N.Y., Kathleen Staub of Greece, N.Y., and Mary Betancourt of Temple, Texas; two sisters, Kathleen Lonieski of Naples and Margaret Brunelle of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Margaret Geney, 90, of Inverness 
Margaret Geney, 90, of Inverness died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. She was born in Smithville, Tenn., and came to Inverness from Cleveland, Tenn. Mrs. Geney was a retired LPN from Wayne County General Hospital. SHe was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. She was the wife of the late Mr. Elden N. Geney, who died Nov. 18, 1987.
Surviving are her son, James O. Vaughn of Westland, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Alva Howard, 77, of Homosassa
Alva Floyd Howard, 77, of Homosassa and Glennie, Mich., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at his Homosassa residence. Mr. Howard was born in Skanee, Mich., and worked for Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., as a group leader before his retirement. Mr. Howard has been a winter resident in Homosassa for the last 15 years. He was a member of the UAW of Pontiac, Mich., a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and an avid outdoorsman.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Ava J. Howard of Glennie, Mich.; two sons, Harley Hopp of Glennie, Mich., and Keith Thatcher of Waterford, Mich.; two daughters, Darlene McGill of Waterford, Mich., and Sheri Mitchell of Birmingham, Mich.; brother, Raymond of Homosassa; sister, Jean Johnson of Fort Myers; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Barry Johnson, 55, of Crystal River 
Barry A. ''Lucky'' Johnson, 55, of Crystal River died at his residence on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr. Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and came to this area 20 years ago from Stone Mountain, Ga. He worked in the trucking industry before his disability some years ago. Mr. Johnson was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Local Aerie No. 4272 and also the past district commander adjutant and finance officer with the Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 155.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his mother, Alice M. Johnson of Crystal River; daughter, Tami Ryther of Anoka, Minn.; and grandsons, Sean and Scott Ryther also of Anoka, Minn.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Robert Lynch, 87, of Crystal River 
Robert K. Lynch, 87, of Crystal River died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Cypress Cove Care Center. Born in Brazil, Ind., he came to Crystal River 20 years ago from Crawfordsville, Ind. Mr. Lynch was a retired hospital X-ray and lab technician. He was an Episcopalian. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Surviving are his wife, Rosemary J. (Hudson) Lynch of Crystal River; two sons, James R. of Moorpark, Calif., and Dr. Theodore R. of Bend, Ore.; a sister, Mae Rader of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Edward Melnitsky, 79, of Homosassa
Edward P. Melnitsky, 79, of Westwood, Mass., and Homosassa, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in Manchester, N.H. He was born in Boston, Mass., and graduated from Newton High School in 1936. Mr. Melnitsky enlisted in the Marine Corps and served with the Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division during World War II; was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism during action on Guadalcanal and was also the recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Melnitsky was a former MDC Police officer and retired investigator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. He was a member of the Marine Corps League; Legion of Valor; VFW; American Legion; DAV; and the BPOE; Wampatuck Country Club, Canton, Mass.; Brooksville Country Club; a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Homosassa. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Felix Mack, John Melnick and Anthony Melnick. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Marie T. Wormann Melnitsky, who died March 19, 1994.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Theresa M. Potter of Hudson, N.H.; two sons, Paul E. Melnitsky of Dedham, Mass., and Peter T. Melnitsky of North Attleboro, Mass.; brother, Walter Melnick of Newton, Mass.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Virgilee Williams, 71, of Crystal River 
Virgilee L. Williams, 71, of Crystal River died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. Mrs. Williams was born in Joplin, Mo., and came to Crystal River eight years ago from Indiana, Pa. She was a retired secretary for the marketing industry. She was a Protestant. She was a member of VFW in Joplin, Mo., and member of 44 Club of Joplin High School in Joplin, Mo.
She is survived by her husband, Gilbert L. Williams of Crystal River; son, Allan Williams of St. Petersburg; daughter, Ruth Miller of Indiana, Pa.; three brothers, Glenn Lake of Arlington, Va., Don Lake and Dean Lake both of Joplin, Mo.; one sister Carolynn Lake of Joplin, Mo.; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Edward Cross, 74, of Sugarmill Woods
Edward Cross, 74, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. 
A native of Poland, Mr. Cross came here five years ago from Sunnyvale, Calif. He was an underwriter for Prudential Insur-ance Co. and a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Irene A. (St. Pierre) Cross of Sugarmill Woods; daughter, Patricia Cross of Hampton, Va.; brother, Henry Krzywiec of West Covina, Calif.; two sisters, Sophie Butryn of Buffalo, N.Y.; and Jane Cerniejewski of Oregon; one stepson, Stan Bortner of Middletown, Pa.; and one step-grandchild.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Margaret Geney, 90, of Inverness 
Margaret Geney, 90, of Inverness died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998. She was born in Smithville, Tenn., and came to Inverness from Cleveland, Tenn. 
Mrs. Geney was a retired LPN from Wayne County General Hospital. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. She was the wife of the late Mr. Elden N. Geney, who died Nov. 18, 1987.
Surviving are two sons, James O. Vaughn of Westland, Mich.; and Richard Geney of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Marvin Heffley, 60, of Inverness 
Marvin Jacob Heffley, 60, of Inverness died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998. He was born in Galloway Township, New Jersey and came to Inverness 33 years ago from Egg Harbor City, N.J. Mr. Jeffley was a retired automotive technician for Midas Muffler of Crystal River; charter member of the Moose Lodge, No. 2112, Inverness, member of the First Presbyterian Church, Inverness; and a Vietnam Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Elizabeth ''Libby'' Cooper Heffley of Inverness; son, Kenneth Marvin Heffley of Blairsville, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Clare Patty of Ocala; and Mrs. Kathrine June Collette of Inverness; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Clare Cooper of Inverness; three brothers, Ira, Eddie, and Roy all of New Jersey; and six grandchildren, Jason Patty, Loretta Patty, Patty Paquin, Johnny Paquin, Brenda Collette, and Cory Heffley.

Robert Hoos, 53, of Dunnellon 
Robert Otto Hoos, 53, of Dunnellon died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998. 
He was born in Walton, N.Y., and came to Dunnellon 14 years ago from Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Hoos was a welder.
Surviving are his wife, Stephanie L. Hoos of Dunnellon; two sons, Robert O. III of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and Judge David Hoos of Dunnellon; five daughters, Heidi Hoos, Robin Hoos, Terry Hoos, all of Buffalo, N.Y.; Stephanie Hoos of Clearwater; and Trisha Hoos of Dunnellon; a sister, Taj Gibson of Wurtsboro, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Mary Snyder, 71, of Hernando 
Mary Margaret Snyder, 71, of Hernando died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998. She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and came to Hernando 20 years ago from Inglis. Mrs. Snyder was a retired nurse's aide; member and past president of the VFW Auxiliary Post 4252, Hernando; member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Citrus Springs; and wife of the late Mr. Bernard L. Snyder, who died Nov. 23, 1982.
Surviving are her two brothers, Robert Ellsworth of Colorado and Donald R. Ellsworth of Parma Heights, Ohio.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Deborah Brunswick, 45, of Anchorage, Alaska
Deborah A. Brunswick, 45, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Jan. 21, 1998. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and moved to Ocala when she was a child. She formerly lived in Crystal River. Mrs. Brunswick was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Danny R. Brunswick.
Surviving are her mother, Josephine Macdonald of Ocala; four children, Randy Brunswick, Candy Spillers, Jennifer Carr and Christopher Brunswick; five sisters, Sandra Nerlfi of Chugiak, Alaska, Laura Taylor of Barnwell, S.C., Marsha Devor of Orlando, Amy Ritchhart of Ocala and Sharon Sutton of Ocala; three brothers, William Macdonald Jr., Mark Macdonald and Kenneth Macdonald; and three grandchildren.

Alice Glowacki, 80, of Inverness
Alice T. Glowacki, 80, of Inverness, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998. She was born in Chelsea, Mass., and came here eight years ago from Marlboro, Maine. She was a retired custodian for Digital Corp. She was the mother of the late John J. Glowacki, who died in July 1991.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Michael P. Glowacki of Inverness; a son, Michael P. Glowacki Jr. of Pennsylvania; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Glowacki of Inverness; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness Chapel.

Eleanor Gruman, 70, of Inverness
Eleanor V. Gruman, 70, of Inverness, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 8, 1927, to the late Charles and Eleanor (Voll) VanBlarcum, and came here four years ago from Colonia, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Baptist Church of Inverness. She also belonged to the Thursday Lunch Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Gruman Jr., who died on Jan. 11, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Edward Gruman of Inverness and Kenneth Gruman of Edgewater; two daughters, Diane Korchan of Absecon, N.J., and Gwen Gelmine of Colonia, N.J.; two brothers, Charles VanBlarcum of Ormond Beach and Richard VanBlarcum of Cape May Courthouse, N.J.; a sister, Katherine Dittmer of Inverness; a cousin, Edna Jacquin of Inverness and 12 grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Michael Martin, 50, of Homosassa
Michael J. Martin, 50, of Homosassa died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998. He was born in Wellsville, N.Y., and was a winter resident of Homosassa. He was a Disabled Marine Corp. Vietnam veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 702, VFW Post 2530, Moose Lodge and the Rod and Gun Club of Wellsville.
Surviving are his wife, Georgia Goodsell Martin of Wellsville; a stepdaughter, Ashley Torbicki of Wellsville; a brother, James Martin of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Gail Matthews of Scranton, Pa., and Patricia Ketchner of Wellsville.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

Jean Peynado, 81, of Beverly Hills
Jean Peynado, 81, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, in Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on April 1, 1916, and moved here from Brooklyn, N.Y. 20 years ago. She was a clerk in retail sales.
Surviving are a nephew, Charles Diaz of Staten Island, N.Y.; and two nieces, Constance Benenatti of Brooklyn and Roseanne Benenatti of Allentown, Pa.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Gertrude Smith, 86, of Hernando
Gertrude Louise Baremor Smith, 86, of Hernando, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998. She was born in Spring Arbor, Mich., to Edward A. and Edith M. Tozer Cross and came here 20 years ago from Lakeland. She was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, where she served as treasurer for 13 years. She was a former clerk and postmaster of the Spring Arbor Post Office.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond G. Smith of Hernando; a daughter, Mrs. Wendell D. (Delma) Smith of Battle Creek, Mich.; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; a brother, Hugh L. Cross of Springs Arbor; a sister, Mary Gallagher of Spring Arbor; two grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Tine Williamson, 84, of Floral City
Tine Williamson, 84, of Floral City, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998. He was born in Wayne County, W. Va., and came here 50 years ago from Logan County, W. Va. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Florida Rock and Mining. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a World War II Navy veteran. He was Baptist. He was the husband to the late Joyce Williamson, who died Sept. 10, 1993.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Williamson of Floral City, Timothy Williamson of Inverness and Thomas Williamson of Staten Island, N.Y.; five daughters, JoAnn Sanders of Floral City, Laura McDaniel of Thonotosassa, Freda Young of Pioneer, Tenn., and Diedria Bonanno of Inverness and Sue Brown of Baltimore, Md.; a sister-in-law, Nola Williamson of Harts, W. Va.; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Thomas Carnahan, 68, of Crystal River
Thomas Randolph Carnahan, 68, of Crystal River died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born on Sept. 4, 1929, in Blanchester, Ohio, to the late Wilbur R. and Martha Carnahan, he came to Citrus County 12 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Carnahan was a retired detective from the Cincinnati Police Department with 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the submarines during the Korean conflict. 
Mr. Carnahan was a member of Crystal River United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Eileen Carnahan of Crystal River; one daughter, Susan Carnahan of Wooster, Ohio; two sons, Joseph A. of Austin, Texas, and Charles T. of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Lewis of Huntsville, Ala.; brother-in-law, Kenneth C. Kotter of Cincinnati, Ohio; cousin, Edward Carnahan of Crystal River; seven grandchildren, Heather, Laura, Kathleen, Rachel, Sarah, Colton and Nicole; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Kayla; and beloved friends of Spring Run.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Howard Dahl, 91, of Hilton Head, S.C.
Howard W. Dahl, 91, of Hilton Head Plantation, S.C., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at the Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinics. Formerly of Honeymoon Island, Dunedin, he was born Oct. 5, 1906, in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of the late Hans and Inga Tangen Dahl. 
He was a member of Union 143 and worked for the Chicago Board of Education as stationary engineer for 46 years. He was preceded in death in 1995 by his wife, Amelia.
Dahl is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Bill McCarthy of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Services will be private. The family suggests that those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Hilton Head Humane Association, P.O. Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29925.
The Island Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Edwards, 48, of Crystal River 
Barbara G. Edwards, 48, of Crystal River died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville after a brief illness. She was born in Alachua and came to Crystal River 16 years ago from Nashville, Tenn. She graduated from Newberry High School and was a flight attendant for National Airlines for nine years in the '70s. She was an office manager for Citrus Pipeline. She was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Edwards Jr., March 31, 1989.
Surviving are her son, Harry A. Edwards ''Hunter'' IV of Crystal River; two stepsons, Mark Edwards of Coral Gables and John Edwards of Orange Beach, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth Kuiper of Madison, Miss.; her mother, Lorene Green of Archer; three brothers, William W. Green of Norfolk, Va., A. Roscoe Green of Lehigh Acres and Glenward D. Green of Alachua; three sisters, Jean O'Steen of Alachua, Wilma Green of Archer and Ruby Green of Gainesville; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Fred Harris, 86, of Inverness 
Fred S. Harris, 86, of Inverness died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998. Born in Mooresville, N.C., on June 4, 1911, to the late Isaac and Minnie Steel Harris, he came to Citrus County 22 years ago from Miami where he retired from Pan American Airways with 31 years of service as a mechanic and aircraft technician. 
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He belonged to the WBCCI Airstream Club.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Cody Hipps Harris of Inverness; two sisters, Helen Houston of Statesville, N.C., and Elizabeth Simpson of Hickory, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Burton Ross, 72, of Beverly Hills 
Burton H. Ross, 72, of Beverly Hills died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Ross came to Beverly Hills nine years ago from his native St. Petersburg. 
He was a contractor in the construction industry. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of F&AM of St. Petersburg and a member of the AARP in Citrus County. He was Christian.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy S. Ross of Beverly Hills; five sons, Sonny DuBois of South Carolina, A.W. Ross of North Carolina, John DuBois, Daniel DuBois and Ronald DuBois all of Florida; one daughter, Chris Nairn of Ohio; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.

Samuel Rowand, 61, of Homosassa
Samuel D. Rowand, 61, of Homosassa died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He was born to Minnie and Hazelton Rowand on Feb. 12, 1936, in Gloucester City, N.J. He moved here from Glou-cester City five years ago. He was Protestant. He served in the Marines during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Rowand of Homosassa; seven children, Tracy DiMauro of Woodbury Heights, N.J., Patrick Rowand of Spring Hill, Timothy Rowand and Christain Rowan both of Homosassa, Pride Rowan, Kelley Rowan and Samuel Rowan; three sisters, Minnie Mealey of Gloucester City, N.J., Margaret Birney of California, and Charlotte of Florida; one brother, John Rowand; and two grandchildren, Brandon Malone and Justin Rowand, both of Spring Hill.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.

Henry Shiminski, 68, of Homosassa 
Henry ''Hank'' Shiminski, 68, of Homosassa died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr. Shiminski was born in Long Island, N.Y., on May 2, 1929. He came to this area 11 years ago from Aurora, Colo. He was a retired carpenter. He was a Catholic.
Surviving are three sons, Wayne of Homosassa, Harold of Crystal River and James of Long Island, N.Y.; two daughters, Denise Folk of Homosassa and Margie Metts of Red Level; a brother, Michael of Homosassa; sister, Wanda Bartlett of Downey, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Gertrude Smith, 86, of Hernando 
Gertrude Louise Smith, 86, of Hernando died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998. She was born in Spring Arbor, Mich., and came to Hernando 20 years ago from Lakeland. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, where she served as treasurer for 13 years. She was a former clerk and postmaster of the Spring Arbor Post Office, Spring Arbor, Mich.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond G. Smith of Hernando; daughter, Mrs. Delma (Wendell) Smith of Battle Creek, Mich.; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; brother, Hugh L. Cross of Spring Arbor, Mich.; sister, Mrs. Mary Gallagher of Spring Arbor, Mich.; two grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.


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