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APICELLO, KATHLEEN E., 70, of Citrus Springs, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Surrey Place Convalescent Center, Lecanto. Born in England, she came here 18 years ago from Yonkers, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was a member of the Citrus Springs Lioness Club and the Women's Guild of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Citrus Springs. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Kingston, N.Y., and Richard, Inverness; two daughters, Phyllis Federico and Patricia Capolino, both of White Plains, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

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BENNETT, RENA BELLE E., 79, of Masaryktown, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Plymouth, Ohio, she came here 47 years ago from Manor, Ga. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Leo G. Jr., Manor, Robert C., Brooksville, and William Ray, Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters, Joan F. Blunk, Masaryktown, and Jean O'Neal, Brooksville; a brother, Clarence DeWitt, Mansfield, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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CORBIN, LAVERTTA L., 68, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. Born in Vincennes, Ind., she came here 27 years ago from Dahlonega, Ga. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Wayne; a son, Warren Adams, Georgia; two brothers, Rex Davis, California, and Delbert Davis, Indiana; and three sisters, Jean Davis, Oklahoma, Amy Davis, South Carolina, and Mary Davis. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

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DENNIS, HARDY O., 79, of Inverness, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. Born in Leesville, La., he came here two months ago from Plant City. He was a retired sheet metal worker and a Catholic. He was a Navy and Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include four sons, Jerry, Fremont, Ind., Murphy, Brush Prairie, Wash., Malcolm, Columbia, S.C., and Mark, Hernando; a daughter, Cynthia Blanton, Inverness; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

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KANYUCK, GEORGE L., 88, of Brooksville, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Ernest, Pa., he came here 16 years ago from Townville, Pa. He was a retired electrician and a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Daniel, Brooksville; a daughter, Florence Randolph, Meadville, Pa.; a brother, Bill, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Helen Stokes, Leesburg. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.

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KOCH, WILLIAM E. "BILL," 71, of Ridge Manor, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here 19 years ago from Glenwood, N.J. He was a retired bulldozer-crane operator and former owner of Koch Excavating, Glenwood. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15, New York, and charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8441, Vernon, N.J. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen J. Eberts, Spring Hill; and five grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

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LEDGER, KENNETH F., 71, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Born in Fitchburg, Mass., he came here nine years ago from Tarpon Springs. He was a retired food sales representative for Carr Bros., Plant City, and former owner of a restaurant in Pinellas County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and Moose Lodge 2013, Crystal River. Survivors include his wife, Lois; a stepson, Randy Coker, New Jersey; a daughter, Leslie, Homosassa; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Hickey, Inverness; a brother, Edward, Fitchburg; a sister, Ronnie Barr, Fountain Valley, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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McMAHAN, WILMA L., 66, of Floral City, died Saturday (June 24, 1995). Born in Piggott, Ark., she came here four years ago from Largo. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Clay B.; two sons, Donald C., Naperville, Ill., and Timothy N., Milton; a daughter, Charlotte Hammack, Inverness; six brothers, Wayne Ratledge, Marmaduke, Ark., Dallas Ratledge, Lapeer, Mich., James Ratledge, Northfork, W.Va., George Ratledge, Clovis, N.M., Jerry Ratledge, Sikeston, Mo., and Gary Ratledge, Benton, Mo.; three sisters, Betty Treece, Millersville, Mo., Loretta Whitlock, Oak Ridge, Mo., and Linda Eccles, Virginia Beach, Va.; and six grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

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OWEN, CARL LEE, 44, of Inverness, died Monday (June 26, 1995). Born in Brooksville, he spent most of his life in Inverness. He was a block mason and a Protestant. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two sons, Nathan and Colby, both of Inverness; his parents, Alfred and Libby, Inverness; two brothers, Ronnie, Crystal River, and Phillip, Iverness; and a sister, Susan Hammock, Inverness. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

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PAUL, WILSON B., 89, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Grant Parrish, La., he came here two years ago from East Lansing, Mich. He was a retired professor at Michigan State University and attended Mariner United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris; a daughter, Margery Ellen Grier, Brooksville; two grandsons; and three great-grandsons. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

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ROLFFS, GEORGE C., 90, of Brooksville, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center. Born in Detroit, he came here 12 years ago from Dunedin. He was a therapeutic specialist for the VA Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich., and a member of Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge, Battle Creek. Survivors include his wife, Redabelle; a son, Burton, Battle Creek; two daughters, Pauline Tanksley, Battle Creek, and Suzanne Dussault, East Peoria, Ill.; and nine grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

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SHILLING, ELAINE LAURA, 74, of Brooksville, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. Born in Otsego, Mich., she came here 11 years ago from Detroit. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Charles Frederick, Clinton, Mich.; two daughters, Kathleen Mae TerBurgh, Saranac, Mich., and Myrna O'Kronley, East Jordan, Mich.; a brother, Loren Warfield, Schoolcraft, Mich.; four sisters, Florence Wicks, Virginia Bell and Mary Jean Luscomb, all of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Carolyn Curtiss, Leesburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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STRAUB, JOHN OLIVER, 76, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. Born in Greenfield, Mass., he came here 12 years ago from Dalton, Ill. He was a retired quality control engineer and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Brooksville. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8141, Calumet City, Ill., American Legion Post 99, Brooksville, the Air Force Association and the Air Force Sergeant Association. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; three sons, John III, Marysville, Calif., Edward, California, and James, Hammond, Ind.; three daughters, Hazel Fannin and Marie Straub, both of Hammond, and Valerie Weaver, Accord, N.Y.; two stepsons, Richard Kinder, Grandville, Mich., and Michael Kinder, Jenison, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Rita Buckner, Ellijay, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

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TILLOTSON, DON C., 77, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Armstrong, Ill., he came here 15 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired life insurance actuary and an Army veteran. He was a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Brookridge Golf Association. Survivors include two sons, Kenyon, Lutz, and Jay, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; two daughters, JoAnne Tillotson, Ossining, N.Y., and Susanne Hilton, Frederick, Md.; two brothers, James, Romulus, Mich., and Jesse, South Headley, Mass.; three sisters, Rosamond Hillgartnar, Las Vegas, Ruth Mills, Midland, Mich., and Patricia Fischer, Phoenix; and six grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

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WEINBEL, BETTY C., 84, of Inverness, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Heritage Health Care Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 24 years ago from Forked River, N.J. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include four sons, Mathew, Bay Shore, N.Y., Robert, Homosassa, Richard, Staten Island, N.Y., and Ronald, Bayville, N.J.; a sister, Mary Darra, Clifton, N.J.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

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