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ALLEN, LINDA JANE, 50, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Sheffield, Ala., she came here in 1965 from Melbourne and formerly lived in Jacksonville for many years. She was a 1963 graduate of Auburn University with a degree in social welfare. She was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church and Madam Alexander Doll Club and was an avid doll collector. Survivors include her husband, Donnie, and two sons, Brian and Kevin, all of St. Petersburg; a dau ghter, Rosalind Beisner, Loveland, Colo.; her mother, Georgialee Philen, Jacksonville; and a brother, Dan Philen, Atlanta. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

AUCLAIR, FRANCES D., of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991). She came here in 1943 from her native Fall River, Mass. She retired as a sales clerk at a Montgomery Ward store in St. Petersburg. A 34-year life member of Chapter 871 of Women of the Moose, she was a star recorder and a member of its College of Regents, Academy of Friendship and drill team. She belonged to St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include two brothers, Michael J. Daley, West Roxbury, Mass., and Lawrence L. Daley, New Boston, N.H.; and two sisters, Mary Hurley, Billerica, Mass., and Loretta Purcell, Fall River. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BINNS, ELLA BELLE, 84, of Gulfport, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) in Largo. Born in Florence, Kan., she came here in 1950 from Columbus, Ohio, where she was a life member of OES Southern Way Chapter. She was owner of the former Morton Insurance Agency and later was a sales clerk at the downtown Maas Brothers store. She was a member of the Unity Christian Church. Survivors include a brother, Rolland Hommon, Newark, Ohio. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

BROWN, TWYON JEROME, 18, of 3763 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Bayfront Medical Center, of injuries suffered in a shooting, police said. A native of St. Petersburg, he attended St. Petersburg High School and was a member of All Nations Church of God By Faith. Survivors include a son, Twyon J. Jr., his mother, Linda Jenkins, his father, Bernard J. Brown, a sister, Chakitta Brown, two brothers, Marcus Fields and Damion McCluster, maternal grandfather, Rufus Fields, paternal grandmother, Louise Baker, and maternal great-grandmother, Carrie Newman, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BRUCE, VIVIEN D., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at home. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she came here in 1952 from Ventnor City, N.J., and was a model and sales clerk for 18 years for a New Jersey department store. She was a member of the Gospel Center. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

DAVIES, LORENA MAE, 90, of Dade City, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Humana Hospital Pasco. She was born in Nelsonville, Ohio, and lived here before moving to Dade City in 1975. She was a secretary and a Protestant. Survivors include a sister, Ilo Wilson Hancock, Dade City; and a brother, Burrell A. Wilson, Atlanta. Coleman and Ferguson Funeral Home, Dade City.

GASTON, RUTH K., 56, of 1409 25th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at home. A native of St. Petersburg, she was a graduate of Gibbs High School, a member of Twentieth Street Church of Christ, and was a homemaker for Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a daughter, Mona Jefferson, St. Petersburg; a brother, Moses Knight, Tabernacle, N.J.; a sister, Thelma Dennis, Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

HOAG, ROBERT S., 68, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he came here in 1975 from West Springfield, Mass. He was a pharmacist for 40 years. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. Survivors include a son, Richard Fitzgerald, Tampa; three daughters, Mary Stoft, St. Petersburg, and Valerie Hoag and Andrea Newman, both of Westfield, Mass.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

KINNEY, ROBERT J. SR., 71, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at Humana Hospital-Northside. Born in Mauston, Wis., he came here in 1988 from Chicago, where he was a maintenance worker for the Chicago Park District. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was past junior governor of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2205, Largo, and was a member of Orange Blossom Legion. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Lorraine E.; three sons, Robert Jr., Los Angeles, Donald, Greenville, N.C., and Charles, Chicago; seven daughters, Patricia Stack and Suzan Kinney, Clearwater, Diane Cagle, Roseonna Kinney and Kathleen Rhodes, all of Chicago, Lorraine Cureton, Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Margaret Stablein, Henderson, Tenn.; a si ster, Marie Spoden, Chicago; 28 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

LAUR, AUGUST, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at home. Born in Estonia, he was a seasonal resident for many years from Montreal and was a research chemist. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Ludmilla Laur. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

McDADE, LESLIE T., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Humana Hospital-Northside. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1969. Survivors include a brother, George Hodges, Orlando, and a cousin, John Moore, Inverness. National Cremation & Burial Society, Brooksville.

PAYNE, WILLIE, 59, of 5720 34th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at home. He came here 12 years ago from his native Tampa. He was owner of the former Wig Fashion & Beauty Supply and a member of Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Burdett Payne-Cain, Melbourne; three sons, John Payne, Tampa, and Larry Payne and Harding Bailey, both of Melbourne; a sister, Quida Wilson, Jacksonville; two brothers, James, Tampa, and J.C. Payne, Melbourne; three stepdaughters, Brigett, Rhonda and Shri, and two stepsons, Rocco and Bernard, all of St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; and a companion, Shirley Rogers, St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

ROGAK, IRVING, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Dec. 28, 1991) at Menorah Manor Nursing Home. Born in Poland, he came here in the 1970s from New York. He was a member of Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport. Survivors include his wife, Anna Rogak. Beth David Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg.

SGROI, KATHRYN M., 77, of 5110 43rd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Dec. 28, 1991) at Greenbrook Nursing Center. Born in Allentown, Pa., she came here in 1977 from Syracuse, N.Y. Locally, she was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Joseph; a daughter, Carmella Sgroi, St. Petersburg; a son, Joseph, Syracuse; a sister, Mary Hoch, Allentown; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SOKOL, ALPHONSE A., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here in 1981 from his native Holyoke, Mass., where he was owner-operator of Sokols Cafe. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a Navy tail gunner and was a member of American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach, and the DAV. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Krystyn Lapointe, St. Petersburg; a sister, Helen T. Wozniak, Holyoke; and several nieces and nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

THUNN, RUTH M., 92, of 3629 34th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at home. Born in Middletown, Ohio, she came here in 1969 from Rochester, N.Y., and was a schoolteacher in Ohio. She was a writer, composer and playwright and some of her work was published by David C. Cook Publishing Co. in Philadelphia. She was a member of the American Baptist Church of the Beatitudes. Survivors include two daughters, Jane E. Boissineau, St. Petersburg, and Barbara Jo Bertelson, Birmingham, Mich.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

YOUNG, IVA I., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991). Born in Linden, Tenn., she came here in 1966 from Humboldt, Tenn. She was a member of Bay Vista Church of Christ, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Dr. Elbert L. Young, Redington Beach; and four grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BRIDGETT, ROBERT T., 79, of Largo, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Elyria, Ohio, and came here in 1971 from Ohio. He owned a waste disposal company in Elyria for 26 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of the Isles Congregational, Indian Rocks Beach. He was a member of King Solomons Lodge 56, and past monarch of ElRay Grotto in Elyria. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, DeEtte; a son, Brent, Clearwater; a daughter, Cheryl Broadwell, Bethlehem, Pa.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

CONROY, ELIZABETH MARY, 85, of Seminole, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at University General Hospital, Seminole. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came here in 1949 from Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole. Survivors include her husband, Frank Arthur; and a sister, Nancy Wooderson, Middletown, England. Raymond M. Hook Funeral Home, Seminole.

DEMUTH, WOODROW W., 79, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Regency Oaks, Clearwater. He was born in Tiffin, Ohio, and came here in 1979 from Dayton, Ohio. He worked as an engineer at General Motors, Dayton. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Thomas, Cincinnati; a brother, Eldon, Lakeland; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

DICARLO, LEO J., 81, of Seminole, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Revere, Mass., and came here in 1965 from Boston. He was a musician. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole, and the Musicians Union Local 9, Boston. Survivors include his wife, Mary Therese; a son, Leo J. Jr., Oakton, Va.; two daughters, Marie Saba, San Jose, Calif., and Cynthia Scuurman, Stadskanaal, Holland; two sisters, Rae Yudis and Helen Sardilliti, both of Medford, Mass.; and five grandchildren. Raymond M. Hook and Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

GALLAGHER, KARL E., 71, of Largo, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. He was born in Morgantown, W.Va., and came here in 1976 from Chesapeake, Ohio. He worked as an accountant and was an associate with the Lewis Mohn Funeral Home in Seminole. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Lois; two sons, Karl Jr., Center Hill, and Shawn, Largo; two daughters, Sandra Benson, South Point, Ohio, and Janice Gallagher, Tampa; a brother, Charles M., Cleveland; and a sister, Genevieve Wilfong, Cleveland; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

GORDON, MARVEL A., 89, of Dunedin, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at Palm Garden of Clearwater. She was born in Michigan and came here in 1987 from Columbus, Ga. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Watts, Dunedin, and Marjory Lucker, Las Cruces, N.M.; and two grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Dunedin.

HANSON, M. WADE, 66, of Largo, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at Suncoast Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He worked as a printer. He was an Episcopalian, a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include a brother, John, Safety Harbor. All Faiths Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

KLEIN DONALD P., 57, of Largo, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. He came here in 1938 from his native Long Island, N.Y. He was a social worker at the state Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Holiday Isles Post, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a son, Robert Lord, Inverness; a daughter, Linda Eckhoff, Palm Harbor; tw o sisters, Winifred Klein and Patricia Klein, both of Rockledge; several nieces and nephews; and a grandson. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

MILLER, HELEN W., 66, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Wauseon, Ohio, and came here from Santa Cruz, Calif. She worked as an office administrator at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Dunedin. Survivors include two sons, Fenton W., Palm Harbor, and Creighton M., Lancaster, Ohio; a daughter, Susan Miller-Chakib, Santa Cruz; two sisters, Pauline Finsel, Fostoria, Ohio, and Janice McCoy, Lancaster; and two granddaughters. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

BERNDSEN, ERMA PAPNER, 96, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Central Park Lodge Nursing Center, Tarpon Springs. She came here in 1982 from her native Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Walter S., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Helen Bagby, Safety Harbor; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel. 

BIRDYSHAW, JEWELL, 72, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 24, 1991) at Bruce Manor Nursing Home, Clearwater. She was born in Russellville, Ala., and came here in 1984 from Memphis, Tenn. She was a Baptist. Survivors include three brothers, Russell Birdyshaw, Clearwater, Winford Birdyshaw, Dowagiac, Mich., and Titus Birdyshaw, Buchanan, Mich.; and a sister, Imelda Birdyshaw, Springville, Calif. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park. 

BUTTREY, GARY K., 45, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Franklin, Tenn., and came here in 1978 from Knoxville, Tenn. He worked 13 years as personnel director for the city of Pinellas Park. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Church of Christ, Fairview, Tenn. He was editor of the Suncoast Theatre Grapevine, Clearwater. Survivors include his parents, Vernon L. and Ruth E. Buttrey, Fairview; four sisters, Barbara F. Vaughn, Kentucky, Reta F. Nash, Nunnelly, Tenn., and Stella N. Nash and Betty K. Hughes, both of Fairview; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater. 

DALEY, HAROLD F., 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Central Park Lodge Nursing Center, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1972 from Point Pleasant, N.J. He worked as a pharmacy clerk. He was a member of Union Masonic Lodge 19 (F&AM), Trenton Shrine, Scottish Rite Temple, Trenton, N.J., Coast Guard Auxiliary, Point Pleasant, and the Point Pleasant First Aid. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Harold R., Myrtle, Mo.; a daughter, Thelma Rose, Manasquan, N.J.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, East Chapel, St. Petersburg. 

EICK, MEREDITH ANN, 55, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and came here in 1981 from Canton, N.Y. She worked at the New York State Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Russell Jr.; a son, Don Mark Bush, Canton; two daughters, Terry Kenny, Canton, and Sherry Lynn Bush, Seminole; two brothers, Dale Adams, Ontario, N.Y., and Rusty Adams, Ogdensburg; two sisters, Kathleen Paro, Watertown, N.Y., and Keitha Marsh, Watertown; and 11 grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 

FORSTER, HELENA M., 89, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1958 from her native Schenectady, N.Y. She worked as a schoolteacher for the city of Schenectady. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a brother, Charles M. Kilb, Schenectady. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater. 

GILLIFORD, WILLIAM ""JACK,'' 72, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Altoona, Pa., and came here in 1987 from Doylestown, Pa. He worked as a regional sales manager for AIRCO. He was a veteran of World War II and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Vivian J.; three sons, Paul G., Malvern, Pa., William J. Jr., Downingtown, Pa., and Mark F., Lancaster, Pa.; a sister, Ann Louise Mitchell, Berkeley, Calif.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel. 

HOFFMAN, FREDERICK CARL, 84, of Largo, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Country Place of Clearwater. He came here in 1979 from his native Chicago. He worked as a craft instructor for the Chicago Park District Recreational Service. He was a member of Rogate Lutheran Church, Largo, and Providence Lodge (F&AM), Chicago. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Fleck, Des Plaines, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park. 

KENT, EDWIN FREDERICK, 66, of Sebring, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved from Clearwater in 1975 to Sebring. He worked as a police officer for the city of Clearwater. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a Lutheran. He was a member of the Police Benevolent Association and coached Little League Baseball in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy ""Midge''; a son, Peter, Clearwater; a daughter, Jeannie Snipes, Clearwater; two sisters, Mary Mahoney, Springhill and Kitty Janze, New York; and three grandchildren. Warren-Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring. 

KOBAN, THEODORE, 81, of Clearwater, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at Sunset Point Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1987 from Pinellas Park. He worked as a supervisor for an electric power company. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Theodore, Westwood, Mass.; and two grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park. 

LEONARD, WILLIAM C., 83, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Dec. 21, 1991) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Newtown, Conn., and came here in 1968 from Martinsville, N.J. He worked as a supervisor of a newspaper circulation department. Survivors include two grandsons, John J. Case and William Leonard Case, both of New Jersey. Curlew Hills Crematory, Palm Harbor. 

MACK, ESTELLE M., 87, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Farmington, Wis., and came here in 1977 from Chicago. She owned a beauty shop in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Survivors include four cousins, Harvey E. Streich and Eugene Streich, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Audrey Streich, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Carl Streich, Milwaukee. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel. 

MERCHANT, ROSE ELLEN GRANT, 74, of Elberton, Ga., formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Elbert Memorial Hospital, Elberton. She was born in Asheville, N.C. She was a homemaker and had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater since 1958. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Slautterback, Elberton; a sister, Evelyn Wallen, Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, Ga. 

STANLEY, CATHERINE B., 85, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1960 from her native Harriman, N.Y. She worked as a nurse's aide. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater. 

TRULSEN, CHARLES FREDERICK, 83, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor. He came here in 1979 from his native Chicago. He worked as a construction supervisor at Campbell, Lowrey and Lautermilch Construction Co. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Bernice K. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor. 

WARNER, HARRY J. JR., 63, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Tampa. He worked as a salesman at Downtown Airpark, Oklahoma City. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and an Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife, Anna; three sons, Cliff, Orlando, Harry J. III, Goleta, Calif., and John William, Apopka; a stepson, Terry Scrivner, Oklahoma City; a stepdaughter, Cynthia West, Palm Harbor; and nine grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday. 

WOLSKI, MARY D., 92, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 24, 1991) at home. She came here in 1955 from her native Dayton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include five nephews and six nieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

AUCLAIR, FRANCES D., of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991). She came here in 1943 from her native Fall River, Mass. She retired as a saleswoman at a Montgomery Ward store in St. Petersburg. A 34-year life member of Chapter 781 of Women of the Moose, she was a star recorder and a member of its College of Regents, Academy of Friendship and drill team. She belonged to St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include two brothers, Michael J. Daley, West Roxbury, Mass., and Lawrence L. Daley, New Boston, N.H.; and two sisters, Mary Hurley, Billerica, Mass., and Loretta Purcell, Fall River. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 

BABARSKAS, ELFRIEDE, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 23, 1991) at her son's home in Bolingbrook, Ill. She was born in Germany and came here in 1961 from Chicago, where she retired as an assembly worker at Zenith Corp. Survivors include two sons, Werner Tyczka, Glendale Heights, Ill., and Gurgis Babarskas, Bolingbrook; and nine grandchildren. Cypress Funeral Home, Glendale Heights, Ill. 

BRIDGES, HELEN, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Palm Shores Nursing Center. She was born in Canada and came here in 1979 from Seal Beach, Canada. She was a hair dresser. She was a member of American Baptist Church of Beatitudes. Survivors include a brother, James Bridges, St. Petersburg; a nephew, Donald Bridges, Rochester, Mich.; and a niece, Kathryn Ralston, Kalamazoo, Mich. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg. 

CARR, HARRY M., 86, of South Pasadena, died Monday (Dec. 23, 1991) at Majestic Towers Health Center. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1959. He was a retired pressman. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Carr; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg. 

DAVIS, GEORGE W., 91, of St. Petersburg Beach, died Tuesday (Dec. 24, 1991) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He was born in Chicopee Falls, Mass., and came here in 1976 from Fanwood, N.J. He retired after 50 years as an accountant for Mack Trucks, Plainfield, N.J., and was a member of M-Belcher Lodge, F&AM, Chicopee Falls. Survivors include two daughters, Mary J. Sawyer, St. Petersburg Beach, and Bette Alleman, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Albert, Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg. 

GROMKO, JAMES M. JR., 28, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. He came here in 1980 from his native Norwich, Conn. Locally, he was a television cable installer for Knight Interprises. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Cecile M. and James M. Gromko Sr., St. Petersburg; three sisters, Mildred Barr, Jupiter, Debra Iverson, Inverness, and Susan Brian, Oklahoma City; and several nieces and nephews. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinella s Park.

HARTON, NORMAN B., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991). He was born in Rutherford, N.C., and came here in 1948 from Orlando. He was a retired bus driver. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bennye; a daughter, Pamela Janelle Harton, New Orleans; five brothers, Charles E., San Francisco, Thomas B., Aiken, S.C., Leslie M., Mount Holly, N.J., and J. W. and Ben. S., both of Charlotte, N.C.; and three sisters, Emily H. O'Rourke, Tarpon Springs, Ethel H. Lenz, New Port Richey, and Isabel Lynn, Charlotte. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg. 

HEATH, DAVID, 40, of Plant City, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Tampa General Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born in Elgin, Ill., and lived here before moving to Plant City in 1989. He was a carpenter. He was a member of Grace Bible Church, St. Petersburg, and East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, Thonotosassa. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Lynn Heath, and his mother, Mattie M. Marcy, both of Plant City; his father, Donald Heath, Elgin, Ill.; and a sister, Connie Johnson, Plant City. National Cremation Society, Tampa. 

LINDQUIST, ALICE MURCH, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Sun Bay Medical Center. She was born in Freedom, Maine, and came in 1971 from Washington, D.C. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Roy E. Jr., Marina, Calif., and Robert E., Lavonia, Ga.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach. 

MAGURAN, ANNA, 76, of Treasure Island, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. She was born in Garrett, Ind., and came here in 1991 from Michigan. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Thomas, Treasure Island; and three grandchildren. Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg. 

MANTZ, RICHARD W., 66, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at home. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and came here in 1971 from Fairview, Pa. He was a surveyor and worked at Walt Disney World and Epcot Center. Survivors include four sisters, Jennine Mitchell, St. Petersburg, Betty Polk, Girard, Pa., Ruth Labao, Fresno, Calif., and Shirley Hetz, Fairview. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park. 

MILLER, ELEANOR F., of South Pasadena, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Majestic Towers Health Center. She came here in 1980 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was a former switchboard operator. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include three nieces, Eleanor Bruno, South Pasadena, Mimi Augello, St. Petersburg Beach, and Jane Mayhew, Yonkers, N.Y. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 

PAYNE, WILLIE, 59, of 5720 34th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1991) at home. He came here 12 years ago from his native Tampa. He was owner of the former Wig Fashion & Beauty Supply and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Burdett Payne-Cain, Melbourne; three sons, John Payne, Tampa, and Larry Payne and Harding Bailey, both of Melbourne; a sister, Quida Wilson, Jacksonville; a brother, J. C. Payne, Melbourne; three stepdaughters, Brigett, Rhonda and Shri, and two stepsons, Rocco and Bernard, all of St. Petersburg; and 11 grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 

PIERCE, HENRY H., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Golfview Nursing Home. He was born in Canada and came here in 1960 from Springfield, Mass., where he worked for the Diamond Match Co. He was a Protestant. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 

RENNA, ROSE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1973 from Long Island, N.Y., where she was a dress maker. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Joseph, Punta Gorda, and Anthony, Long Island; two daughters, Josephine Gondolfo, St. Petersburg, and Margaret Geraci, Long Island; two brothers, Anthony and Lawrence Maggio, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary Milano, Port Richey; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Sanctuary Funeral Home & Garden Sanctuary Cemetery, Seminole. 

SHARPE, DOROTHY B., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. She came here in 1945 from her native Baden, Pa. She was a department manager at the former Webb's City and for many years was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She belonged to Rio Vista Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two brothers, John and Charles Blazier, both of St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg. 

SMITH, MARY E., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1991) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1985 from her native Decatur, Ill., where she was a switchboard operator for 20 years at St. Mary's Hospital. She attended St. John's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg Beach. Survivors include a son, Duane, St. Petersburg; a brother, Edward McKey, Decatur; a sister, Bette Moomey, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg. 

THORNHILL, ANNIE MAE, 81, of 945 Queen St. S, St. Petersburg. died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1932 from her native Live Oak. She was a member of Moore's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, James, and a sister, Doshea Jones, both of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 

TRACISEKWITZ, MARION D., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. She was born in New York City and came here in 1972 from Queens, N.Y., where she retired as an operator for a telephone company. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter 871, St. Petersburg, and belonged to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg. 

WALKER, WILSON SR., 73, of 416 30th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1991) at home. He came here in 1931 from his native Sandersville, Ga. He retired after 30 years as a cement finisher at Barney-Douglas Construction Co. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member of the trustee board, No. 1 usher board and the male chorus. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lodge 50, F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; 10 daughters, Veronica Flowers, Baltimore, and Lois Mulberry, Betty Crawford, Margaret Brown, Ella Walker, Beatrice Davis, Jenial Alexander, Sandra Miller, Rosemary Teaheart and Willie Mae Teartt, all of St. Petersburg; four sons, Tommy Lee Walker, New Port News, Va., and Wilson Walker Jr., Garfi eld Teaheart and Eddie B. Teaheart, all of St. Petersburg; a sister, Emily Mae Williams, St. Petersburg; a companion, Dorothy Teaheart, St. Petersburg; 58 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 55 great-great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.


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