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ASHTON, MELVIN M., 73, of Dunnellon, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at home. He came here 30 years ago from his native Akron, Ohio. He was a retired golf course superintendent, a Baptist, and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Bertie E.; three sons, Melvin Jordan, John D. King and Henry S. Ashton, all of Crystal River; three brothers, Roy, Dan, and Mearle, all of Ohio; eight stepchildren; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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COPENING, IVA JULIA, 88, of Lecanto, died Monday (March 7, 1994). She was born in Iola, Kan., and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Women of the Church, Iola. Survivors include a son, Howard Warren, Iola; a daughter, Evalyn Beagles, Crystal River; and four grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

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DORMINY, LUTHER LELAND, 83, of Crystal River, died Monday (March 7, 1994). Born in Enigma, Ga., he came here 19 years ago from Mansfield, Ohio. He was a retired general contractor and the owner-operator of Dorminy Homes, Citrus County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, the past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Clearwater, and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Kate McMillan; three sons, Jack F., Crystal River, James D., Altoona, Pa., and Jon L., Sand Springs, Okla.; three brothers, Edgar Drew, Brookfield, Ga., Herman H., Dunedin, and Dr. A. L., Ocilla, Ga.; a sister, Vivian Martin, Enigma; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.

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FLECK, STELLA M., 70, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (March 7, 1994). Born in New York City, she came here five years ago from Lake Worth. She was a retired data processor for the Franklin National Bank, Long Island, N.Y., and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. She was a member of the Christian Mother Society and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Andrew J.; a son, William A., West Palm Beach; a brother, Paul J. Strecuik, New York City; a sister, Helen Senechal, LaMesa, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

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HATCHER, CHAUNCY T., 87, of Inverness, died Tuesday (March 8, 1994). Born in Sewell, W.Va., he came here 10 years ago from Dover, Ohio. He was the owner-operator of Chuck's Famous Fried Chicken, Dover, and a member of First Lutheran Church, Inverness. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 59 and the Elks Lodge 975, both of Dover, the Scottish Rite and the Alkaran Shrine Temple, both of Cleveland, and the Modern Woodsmen of America. Survivors include his wife, Doris Bunce; a son, Thomas A., Tampa; two daughters, Sharon E. Hatcher, Royal Oak, Mich., and Gale H. Carner, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; two brothers, Herbert, Dover, and William, Butler, Pa.; three sisters, Ethel Anderegg, Strasburg, Ohio, Mary Shonk, Dover, and Etta Lydick, Byesville, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

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HICKS, WILLIAM RALPH, 61, of St. Cloud, formerly of Brooksville, died Monday (March 7, 1994) in St. Cloud. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a retired employee of General Motors. Survivors include two daughters, Balinda Walker, St. Cloud, and Sue Hicks, Tampa; a brother, Clyde H. Lee, Reliance, Tenn.; three sisters, Anita Burchfield, Brooksville, Odessa Laughinghouse, Augusta, Ga., and Artie Jean Webb, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; his mother, Julia Ann Lee, Etowah, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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RENNER, JEFF, 18, of Spring Hill, died Friday (March 4, 1994). Born in Manhasset, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Freeport, N.Y. He was a senior at Springstead High School and a member of the Swim Team. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include his parents, Michael and Debbie, Spring Hill; a brother, Steven, Bonita Springs; his maternal grandparents, Wilma and Alfred LeClair, Oceanside, N.Y.; and his paternal grandparents, Vera and Gerhard Hoppe, Spring Hill. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

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SAVOIE, JAMES R., 40, of Brooksville, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. Born in Warwick, R.I., he came here 14 years ago from Miramar. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a paramedic for Spring Hill Fire and Rescue. Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Jennifer Marie and Amanda Lee, both of Brooksville; three brothers, Alfred P., Bradenton, Raymond A., Kissimmee, and Thomas J., Warwick; and three nieces. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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SCHIEL, HAROLD J. JR., 57, of Crystal River, died Saturday (March 5, 1994) at home. He came here six years ago from his native Shamokin, Pa. He was an employee in the construction industry and a Catholic. He was a life member of the Eagles. Survivors include a son, Scott J. C., Crystal River; two daughters, Roxanne Walter, London, and Pattie Van Horn, Danville, Pa.; a sister, Sara Schuck, Baltimore; and three grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

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STEVENS, MARY E., 71, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at HCA Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Boston, she came here four years ago from Quincy, Mass. She was a record keeper for the Massachusetts court system and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Anne Shea, Spring Hill; a brother, Frank McKenna, Dorchester, Mass.; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Hill.

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