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James H. Forbes

James H. Forbes, 82, of Micco, died Dec. 29, 1997, at his residence. He was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Franklin, Va., and moved to Micco in 1965 from Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Forbes was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army, and a veteran of World War II. He served in the Korean Advisory Group during the Korean War. He was a member of The Tabernacle Church, Melbourne. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Erma; one daughter, Hope Combs, of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Thomas Forbes, of Micco; one brother, Dr. David Forbes, of Suffolk, Va.; two sisters, Margaret Brown, of Newport News, Va., and Sarah D'Moch, of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Dec. 31 at The Tabernacle Church, Melbourne. The family suggests donations be made to The Tabernacle Church, 1619 Ferndale Ave., Melbourne, Fla. 32935. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes Purvis

Agnes Margaret Purvis, 80, of Bethesda Baptist Retirement Home, Palm Bay, died Jan. 3, 1998, at the home after a prolonged illness. She was born March 4, 1917, in Detroit, Mich., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1987 from Redwood City, Calif. Mrs. Purvis was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, Palm Bay and Barefoot Bay Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Barefoot Bay VFW Ladies Auxillary. She is survived by three sisters, Mable Beach of Naples, Grace Mathews of Barefoot Bay, and Helen Davidson of Barefoot Bay; and one brother, Albert Marsh of Chicago. A memorial service was held Jan. 7 at Barefoot Bay Baptist Church. Fountainhead Funeral Home, Palm Bay, was in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Baisle

Kathryn Baisley, 93, of, Micco, died Dec. 16, 1997, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Roseland following a brief illness. She was born July 14, 1904, in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., and moved to Micco in 1978 from Peekskill, N.Y. Mrs. Baisley was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Peekskill, American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 189 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 10210, both of Sebastian. Surviving are two sons, Arthur A. Baisley, of Sebastian, and Calvin Baisley, of Peekskill; one daughter, Mildred Marallo, of Mahopac, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Roseland United Methodist Church in Roseland with the Rev. Carl Bray officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Roseland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, Roseland, Fla. 32957, in Mrs. Baisley's memory. Arrangements were under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

William Sherbrook

William F. Sherbrook, 81, 681 Layport Drive, Sebastian, died unexpectedly Dec. 31, 1997, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Roseland. He was born Oct. 27, 1916, in Baltimore and moved to Sebastian three years ago from Palm Bay. Mr. Sherbrook was a senior field representative for Martin Aircraft in Baltimore, and formerly owned Energy Miser in Vero Beach. Surviving are his wife, Lula; three sons, Scott Sherbrook, of Se- bastian, Darryl Sherbrook, of Vero Beach, and William Sherbrook Jr., of San Francisco; one sister, Helen Walters, of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren. At the family's request there will be no repose or visitation. No service has been scheduled. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Coast Cremations.

Joan Babuschak

Joan E. Babuschak, 64, of Park Place in Sebastian, died unexpectedly Dec. 30, 1997, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. She was bom July 27, 1933, in Trenton, N.J., and moved to Sebastian in 1990 from her birthplace. Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Richard; one daughter, Kate Schuster, of Trenton; one son, Richard Babuschak, of Trenton; and one grandchild. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Trenton. Interment will follow at Princeton Memorial Cemetery, Robinsville, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity of one's choice in Mrs. Babuschak's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Boyce

Marie W. Boyce, 97, of Barefoot Bay, died Jan. 1, 1998, at Holmes Regional Health Center, Melbourne, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 21, 1900, in Watervaliet, N.Y., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1982 from Amityville, N. Y. Mrs. Boyce was a stenographer bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Surviving are one daughter, Winifred Dugan, of Barefoot Bay, two sons, Richard M. Boyce, of Bayport, N.Y., and Paul S. Boyce, of Jericho, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Boyce is being transferred to Raynor D'Andrea Funeral Home, Sayville, N.Y., for services at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Sayville. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Babylon, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Sebastian Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 781212, Sebastian, Fla. 32978-1212 in Mrs. Boyce's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of local arrangements.
 

Evelyn Giard

Evelyn June Giard, 75, of Barefoot Bay, died unexpectedly Dec. 30, 1997, at Oslow Clinic, Melbourne. She was born May 2, 1922, in South Paris, Maine, and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1979 from Merrimac, Mass. Mrs. Giard was a retired communications specialist for Western Electric, North Andover, Mass. She was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay. Surviving are her husband, Andrew; two sons, Andrew G. Giard, Jr., of Union, Miss., and Peter S. Giard, of Merrimac; one brother, Dana Jackson, of Bethel, Maine; one sister, Elva Lundberg, of South Pa- ris; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Dec. 5 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, The family suggests donations be made to St. Luke's Catholic Church, 5055 Micco Road, Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, in Mrs. Giard's memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, was in charge of arrangements.
 

Alexander Sims

Alexander M. "A.M." Sims, 92, of Sebastian, died Jan. 1, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical, Melbourne, after a prolonged illness. He was born Oct. 2, 1905, in Greenville, S.C., and moved to Sebastian 65 years ago from Titusville. Mr. Sims was a commercial fisherman. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sebastian. Surviving are two sons, Wayne Sims, of Sebastian, and Dennis Sims, of Vero Beach; one daughter, Judith White, of Sebastian; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Dec. 6 at Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian, with the Rev. R. Harold Lee officiating. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, was in charge of arrangements.
 

Sophia Allen

Sophia Marie Allen, 1, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly Jan. 4, 1998. She was born Dec.13, 1996, in Vero Beach and had been a resident of Sebastian. Survivors include her parents, Malcolm and Eva Allen of Sebastian; her paternal grandparents, Ted and Rosalie Allen of Vero Beach; her maternal grandmother and husband, Eunice and Oland Horn of Kings Mountain, N.C.; and her maternal grandfather and wife, Johnie and Dot McKinney of Pickens, S.C. A funeral was held Dec. 8 at United Church of Sebastian, Sebastian, with the Rev. Tom Golladay officiating. Burial followed in Sebastian Cemetery. The family suggests that donations may be made to the United Church of Sebastian, 1251 Fellsmere Road, Sebastian, Fla. 32958, in Sophia's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Dorothy Larese

Dorothy Joyce Larese, 74, of Sebastian, died Jan. 3, 1998, in Royal Oak, Mich. Mrs. Larese was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Darby, England. She has been visiting Florida for 10 years and moved to Sebastian six months ago. She was a member of Living Lord Lutheran Church, Vero Beach. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Karam, of Rochester, Mich., and Sharon Mathieson, of Romeo, Mich.; one son, Ronald J. Larese, of Clinton Township, Mich.; one sister, Marjorie Winfield; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial service was held Jan. 7 at St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester, Mich. Memorials can be made to the Children's Leukemia Foundation in Detroit or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Potete-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, Mich.