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SOUTH PINELLAS CASPER, ELIZABETH, 98, of 3456 21st Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at Sun Bay Medical Center. She was born in Sherrodsville, Ohio, and came here in 1927 from Cleveland. She was a beautician. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. Survivors include a niece, Gladyce Hoagland, St. Petersburg. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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EDWARDS, MARGUERITE T., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She was an Episcopalian and attended the nondenominational chapel at Majestic Towers. In 1950, she was a New York state women's archery champion. Survivors include a daughter, Jane Graff, Gulfport; two sisters, Florence Hinck and Irene Hamilton, both of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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ELLIS, JOAN MARSHA, 37, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, since last year and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 20, 1991) at home. She was born in New York City and came here in 1971 from Silver Spring, Md. She attended Webster College, St. Louis, Mo., where she helped organize a women's union. She was associated with the New York Foundling Hospital and Sisters of the Poor, where she worked with hearing-impaired children. She also taught sign language and was a published poet. Survivors include her parents, Anne and Edward Ellis, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Dr. Margaret Ellis Snow, and a brother, Richard Ellis, both of New York City. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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HAWKINS, ROBERT LEE, 64, of 6000 Lee St. NE, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at home. He was born in Stickney, W.Va., and came here in 1958 from Dorothy, W.Va. Locally, he was a vending machine mechanic for Eli Witt Co. from 1958 to 1988. During World War II, he served in the Navy and was a member of Sunshine City Post 6827, Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Petersburg, and Boon City Lodge 162, AF&AM, Whitesville, W.Va. He belonged to Riviera United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Ann Butler, and a son, David Lee, both of St. Petersburg; six sisters, Linda Hayner, St. Petersburg, Joyce Mallas, Wixom, Mich., Carol Jordan, Charleston, W.Va., Margaret Miller, Anaheim, Calif., Ruth Douglas, Milton, Pa., and Phyllis Schreinert, Chicago; three brothers, Herbert, Pontiac, Mich., Roy, Union Lake, Mich, and William, Inverness; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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HILEMAN, GEORGE WILLIAM, 71, of Bay Pines, died Monday (May 27, 1991) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Allen County, Ohio, and came here from Nokomis. He was a retired carpenter. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Blanche E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

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GRANDER, THERESA M., 79, of 6314 Seventh Ave. S, Gulfport, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at William & Mary Nursing Home. She came here in 1964 from her native Green Bay, Wis. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Andrew Rayment, Green Bay. David C. Gross Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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LeVAC, DORIS M., 83, of Redington Shores, died Friday (May 31, 1991) at home. She was born in Burt, Mich., and came here in 1977 from Clio, Mich. She was a member of Crystal Cathedral and its Eagles Club. Survivors include a daughter, Ida M. Cascarelle, Redington Shores; two sons, Ralph J., Lakeland, and Alfred D., Flushing, Mich.; a brother, Harold Tift, Flushing; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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LUCCHELLI, VINCENT, 29, of 3901 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at home. He came here in 1974 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a chef. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; a daughter, Jerika, St. Petersburg; and an aunt, Teresa Lucchelli, Brooklyn. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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KNIGHT, HUBERT KENNETH "SARGE," 69, of 5222 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at home. He was born in Centerville, Tenn., and came here in 1965 from Chicago. During World War II, he served in the Army, and retired as a sergeant after 23 years. Survivors include a companion, Betty Goodall, St. Petersburg; and five sisters, Mable Ramsey, Raleigh, N.C., Jimmie Hatcher, Cleveland, Tenn., and Clatie Bates, Christine Tarkington and Sybil Jenkins, all of Centerville. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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McNEILE, JOHN STEVEN, 39, of Orlando and formerly of Gulfport, died Tuesday (May 21, 1991) at Hospice House, Orlando. He was born in Darby, Pa., and came here in 1963. He was a graduate of Boca Ciega High School and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of South Florida. He was southeastern regional manager for IBM. Survivors include a son, Arron M.; his mother and stepfather, Jane and Kenneth Landis Jr., South Pasadena; three brothers, Kenneth A. McNeile, Sunrise, John Hill Jr., Pinellas Park, and Dennis M. McNeile, Bonaventure; his maternal grandparents, Doris and Henri C. King, Glenolden, Pa.; and his paternal grandparents, Betty and Frank McNeile, Collingdale, Pa. Carey Hand Garden Chapel, Orlando.

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SENTEFF, RUTH M., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 31, 1991) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. She was born in Riderwood, Ala., and came here in 1947. She was a dietitian for the federal government. Locally, she attended Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include several cousins. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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STEINHAUSER, MARY F., 87, of South Pasadena, died Wednesday (May 29, 1991) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1965 from Arlington Heights, Ill. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Louise King, Chicago; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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STRONG, WILLIAM T., 73, of Port Richey and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 29, 1991) at Whispering Pines Nursing Center, New Port Richey. He was born in New Jersey and lived here before moving to Port Richey in 1986. He was a retired payroll auditor with the state of New York Insurance Fund and a past treasurer of the American Association of Retired Persons, Elfers. During World War II, he served in the Army. He was a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church, Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Viola. North Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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THOMAS, ALBERT GEORGE, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 31, 1991) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. He was born in Beach, N.D., and came here in 1972 from Middletown, Conn. He worked in maintenance for the state of Connecticut. Locally, he was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, and its Golden Agers. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lillian K.; four sons, George, Schaumburg, Ill., Donald, Evanston, Ill., Richard, St. Petersburg, and Robert, Huntington Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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WHITLEY, GUY H. "JACK," 78, of Treasure Island, died Wednesday (May 29, 1991). He was born in Nashville, Tenn., and came here in 1957 from Griffin, Ga., where he was operator of Radio Station WKEU. Locally, he was a program engineer for ECI Inc. from 1957 until he retired. Formerly, he taught radio communication at a vocational-technical school in Tampa. During World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Nancy Kells, St. Petersburg; and a son, Guy H. III, Treasure Island. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

NORTH PINELLAS

BASS, FRANCES K., 77, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 29, 1991) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and came here in 1973 from Westfield, N.J. She was a member of Union Street United Methodist Church, and Top of the World Singles and New England Clubs, all in Clearwater. Survivors include a son, S. Kirtland Bass, Cherry Hill, N.J.; a daughter, Marcia B. Nordlinger, Crofton, Md.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

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DeGRAW, PETER, 86, of Seminole, died Friday (May 31, 1991) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Marcella, N.J., and came here in 1962 from Succasunna, N.J., where he worked 37 years at Picatinny Arsenal. He was a member of Star Masonic Lodge, Wharton, N.J. and Seminole High Twelve Club and a charter member of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina "Minnie"; a son, Allen, Tallahassee; two sisters, Bertha Smith and Sue Locknish, both of New Jersey; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.

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HARTWIG, ELMER EVERET, 90, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at St. Mark Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Detroit and was a 44th District Court judge in Royal Oak, Mich. He was a 1923 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a 1941 graduate of Detroit College of Law. He was a 44-year member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, Royal Oak. Survivors include a son, Elwin, Port Huron, Mich.; a brother, Norman Hartwig, Farmingdale, Mich.; two sisters, Margaret Dennis, Mesa, Ariz., and Alice Hartwig, Novi, Mich.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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KACEL, LOUIS F., 76, of Belleair, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1971 from New York City, where he was a vice president of Seagrams. He was active at the Belleair Civic Center. Survivors include a son, Michael F., Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Christine A. Hooper, Rocky Mount, N.C.; a brother, Richard Kacel, Chicago; and a grandchild. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

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MARSHALL, CURTIS A., 48, of Safety Harbor, died Friday (May 31, 1991) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Sharon, Pa., and was president of American Canine Container Corp., Safety Harbor. He was a member of Wentworth Country Club, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Marilynn; a son, C.J. Marshall, Safety Harbor; a daughter, Robin Marshall, Safety Harbor; his father, Samuel M. Marshall, Naples, Fla.; and two brothers, Sam Marshall, Palm Harbor, and Mark Marshall, Belleair. Baty Funeral Home, Safety Harbor.

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SCOTT, MARGARET C. "MAGGIE," 48, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 29, 1991) at home. She was born in La Plata, Md., and came here in 1977 from Charlottesville, Va. She was an office representative at State Farm Insurance and a member of Skycrest Baptist Church, where she was a director of its outreach program, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Del "Scotty"; two daughters, Carol Teree DeGregorio, Pinellas Park, and Dione Michelle Mitchell, Palm Harbor; her parents, James P. and Hazel Bowie, Welcome, Md.; three brothers, Mac Bowie, Donnie Bowie and Greg Bowie, all of Welcome; two sisters, Diane Grant, La Plata, and Grace Schofield, Welcome; and two grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

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PETERSON, ALFRED O., 80, of Gainesville, formerly of Indian Rocks Beach, died Thursday (May 30, 1991) at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville. He was born in Lincoln, Kan., and moved to Gainesville in 1981 from Indian Rocks Beach. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Muriel; two sons, Richard K., Gainesville, and David A., Tampa; a daughter, Janet Joyce Woodhouse, Largo; a sister, Almeora Comfort, Salina, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville.

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SWEETE, MINNIE, 84, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 28, 1991) at home. She came here in 1972 from Wisconsin, where she was a member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Sweete, Clearwater; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

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