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FURY, ANDREW F., 73, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at home. He was born in Hungary and came here in 1985 from Glen Ellyn, Ill. He worked as a machinist for Sunbeam Corp., Cicero, Ill. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a Boy Scout master for Troop 99 in Lisle, Ill., and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth B.; five sons, Robert S., Panama City, Fla., Steven R., Fort Walton Beach, Michael A., Citrus Heights, Calif., Vincent J., Hoffman Estates, Ill., and John D., Carol Stream, Ill.; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Fury, Glen Ellyn; and two grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

MASHEK, CATHERINE F., 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1989 from Schaumburg, Ill. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas; a son, William J., Schaumburg; two daughters, Nora Grandy, Denver, and Kathleen Mashek, Schaumburg; a brother, William S. MacMillan, Clearwater; two sisters, Helen Downey and Noreen Long, both of Clearwater; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

SCARBOROUGH, PEARL S., 80, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. She came here in 1975 from her native Wilmington, Del., where she worked as a legal secretary for Du Pont Co. for 27 years. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Dunedin and Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Wilmington. Survivors include two sons, Ken, Matawan, N.J., and Wayne, Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Gladys Snyder, Philadelphia; and four granddaughters. National Cremation Society, Largo.


RAYMOND, LOUISE, 86, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Cannelton, Ind., and came here in 1950 from Lakewood, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. She was a Methodist and member of the Foundation of Christian Living. Survivors include five nephews and six nieces. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.


DEWAR, REBECCA, 80, of Sunrise Beach, Texas, formerly of Largo, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at home. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came here in 1935 from Greensboro, N.C. She worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia M. Daniels, Guam, and Rebecca Fleming, Sunrise Beach; a brother, Joseph M. Fentress, Globe, Ariz.; a sister, Thelma Sunderman, Palm Harbor; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

PAUL, OZZIE D., 39, of Largo, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1959 from her native Albany, Ga. She worked as a cosmetologist and owned Ozzie's Palace of Beauty, Clearwater. She was a member of the Clearwater Merchants Association and Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, India Paul, Largo; her father, Jerry Paul, St. Petersburg; her mother, Veradell Paul, Largo; three brothers, James Paul, Clearwater, Nicholas Gordon, St. Petersburg, and David Johnson, Dawson, Ga.; and 10 sisters, Mary L. Wilkins, Raybell McAffee and Patricia Floyd, all of Largo, Betty J. Mason, Willa R. Paul, Jerry D. Byrd and Tiffany Gordon, all of St. Petersburg, Sarah F. Williams, Clearwater, Helen Winbush, Gary, Ind., and Dorothy A. Ferguson, Baltimore. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

SHANNON, BERNARD M. "BUD," 80, of Homosassa, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. He came to Largo in 1968 from his native Chicago and moved to Homosassa in 1986. He worked as a firefighter for the Chicago Fire Department and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Homosassa. Survivors include his wife, Howardean; three sons, Thomas, Lecanto, Jim, Wonder Lake, Ill., and Bernard, New Orleans; a daughter, Colleen Shannon-Svingos, Palm Harbor; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

WOODS, ROSE M., 81, of Largo, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. She was born in Stephen, Minn., and came here in 1972 from Minneapolis. She worked as a teller for American National Bank, Clearwater, and was a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; two daughters, Judy Bergeron, Minneapolis, and Mary Kaas, Janesville, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Eleanor Rae Bilsey, Burlingame, Calif.; a brother, Edwin Eliason, Grass Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Harriet Rudhe, Carson, Wash., and Ruth MacDonald, St. Paul, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Pinellas Park

HUGHES, WENCEL E., 75, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Rewey, Wis., he was a seasonal resident since 1983 and moved here permanently in 1991 from Waukegan, Ill. He was a shift supervisor at Abbott Laboratories. Locally, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; three sons, Richard, Phoenix, and Robert and Russell, both of Waukegan; a daughter, Rebecca Bruno, Waukegan; a sister, Mava Dilley, Aurora, Colo.; and nine grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

St. Pete Beach

ROGERS, HOWARD R., 96, of St. Pete Beach, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He came here in 1974 from his native Temperance, Mich. He retired as a self-employed painting contractor and was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his wife, Mildred F. Rogers. National Cremation Society, Largo.

St. Petersburg

BROWN, ELIZABETH MARIE, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at the Masonic Home of Florida. Born in Baltimore, she came here in 1983 from Tampa and was a former office clerk for a venetian blind and window shade company. She was a Lutheran. Survivors include a niece, Jean Kuntz, Tampa. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

BRYANT, NINA M., 73, of 2660 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1940 from her native Georgia. She retired from Fresh Water Laundry and also was a cook at Starling Day Care Center. A member of Greater Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, she served on its Usher Board 2 and was a member of Lily Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Etta Jean Gary; five grandchildren, Loretta Gary, Doris Jones, John Gary Jr. and Fredrick Williams, all of St. Petersburg, and Yvonne Williams, Derby Township, Pa.; 20 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

CANADA, SHAWN RAPHAEL, 32, of 3923 11th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Bayfront Medical Center emergency room. Born in Miami, he came here in 1971 and attended Northeast High School. He was a roofer for Perma-Guard Roofing Co. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his parents, Judy and Rufus Canada, and two sisters, Monique Hampton West and Tonya Canada, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Sgt. Jacques Hampton, West Point, N.Y.; his maternal grandmother, Christine McKinnie, Philadelphia; and a companion, Felicia Hargrove, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

DODSWORTH, ELEANOR G., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Guys Mills, Pa., she came here in 1969 from West Harwich, Mass., and was a homemaker. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Della Dee, St. Petersburg, and Dorothy Arnold, St. James City; a son, David, West Harwich; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Alan R. McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

JENKINS, GLENDA L., 45, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Vencor Hospital, Tampa. She was born in Jacksonville and came here in 1974 from Atlanta. She was a medical secretary at Bayfront Medical Center for 12 years. She was a member of Al-Islam. Survivors include her husband, Robert Jr., Jesup, Ga.; a son, Rashad O. Lawrence, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Tiwana Robinson, St. Petersburg; a brother, Freddie Tucker, St. Petersburg; a sister, Bernice Felk, Jacksonville; and a granddaughter. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

MILLER-PUTNAM, FRANCES, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Plainfield, Ill., and was a former registered nurse. Locally, she was a member of Pasadena Community Church and active with its membership care ministry group. Survivors include her husband, Sharon; three daughters, Kathy Galford and Kay Phifer, both of Los Angeles, and Karen Hughes, San Francisco; four stepchildren; a sister, Dorothy Bullard, Palm Coast; a brother, Donald Wright, Long Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The Neptune Society, St. Petersburg.

SHEARS, FANNIE, 83, of 953 26th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Bay Pointe Nursing Pavillion. Born in Nashville, Ga., she came here last year from Daytona Beach and formerly worked as a maid. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a sister, Willie B. Thomas, St. Petersburg; a niece, Flossie Hillsman, Newark, N.J.; and several nephews, including Robert Mack, Miami. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SOURBEER, DANIEL M., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995). Born in Columbia, Pa., he came here in 1974 and was a retired antiques dealer/owner of Sourbeer & Lockard Antiques. He was an associate member of Harley Owners Group Nationwide. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Nina L. and William Hopkins, and a half sister, Sandra H. Crumbling, all of Columbia; and two half brothers, William and Gregory S. Sourbeer, both of Norristown, Pa. National Cremation Society, Winter Park.

WINN, CARLTON, L., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Garwood, N.J., and came here in 1955 from Clifton, N.J. Locally, he was owner and operator of Buccaneer Upholstery for 20 years. He served as a Marine Corps corporal during World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Bernice M.; two daughters, Melanie Hagerty, New Port Richey, and Allyson Huberts, Port Richey; a sister, Elva Kern, Seminole; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.


HAWKINS, RUSSELL LAWRENCE SR., 96, of Seminole, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo. He was born in Decatur, Ill., and came here in 1962 from Springfield, Ill., where he owned Hawkins Electric Co. His memberships in Springfield included Ansar Shrine, Scottish Rite Valley, Central Masonic Lodge 71, Masonic Blue Lodge 81, Theatrical Union 138 and Electrical Union. He was a member of Seminole Men's Club and Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Eula; two sons, Russell L. Jr., Beaumont, Texas, and Robert W., Springfield; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

MASTON, DOROTHY M., 76, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Conn. She was born in Southbury, Conn., and came here in 1957 from New Haven, Conn. She co-owned a machine shop and worked there as a secretary. She was a Methodist and member of Moose Lodge 1145, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Larry C., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Virginia M. Jones, Seminole; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.