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BARTON, STEPHEN R., 20, of Hernando Beach, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., he came here 16 years ago from Highland, Mich. He was an honor student at Central High School, won a Navy science award in national competition, worked for Florida Atlantic University in its automated underwater vehicle grant program with the Navy and was a licensed pilot, a scuba diver and a sailor. Survivors include his parents, Steve and Pat, Hernando Beach; a sister, Nicole Barton, Hernando Beach; and his paternal grandmother, Shirley Barton, Livonia, Mich. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

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DiGIAIMO, THOMAS JOSEPH, 45, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995). Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Cliffwood Beach, N.J., and was a scale attendant for the Hernando County Landfill and a Navy veteran. He was a Catholic and a member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Brooksville, the Hernando County Gun Club and the American Legion. Survivors include two daughters, Claudia and Giullietta, both of Tampa; his parents, Ralph Motta, Clearwater, and Carolyn Keesler, Forked River, N.J.; two brothers, Stephen, Forked River, and Richard, Marlboro, N.J.; and a sister, Patricia Kolodin, Marlboro. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

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HEALY, VINCENT FRANCIS, 82, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (June 30, 1995). He came here 25 years ago from his native New York City, where he was a retired firefighter. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Harry Nesbitt Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10087, American Legion Post 239, the Irish American Club, the Sunshine Club, the Civic Club and the Tennis and Bath Club, all of Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife, Christina W.; and several nephews and nieces. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.

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HICKS, CLAYTON E., 79, of Inverness, died Thursday (June 29, 1995). Born in Detroit, he came here 15 years ago from Miami and was a retired bartender and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7122, Floral City, and the Eagles Aerie 3992, Inverness, and a life member of AMVETS, Detroit, and Disabled American Veterans, Coral Gables. Survivors include his wife, Mary E.; a son, Ronald, Monroe, Mich.; a brother, Donald, Detroit; four sisters, Irene Sullivan, Lansing, Mich., Betty Jean Litke, Riverview, Loretta Neal, California, and Laura Bailey, Detroit; and two granddaughters. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.

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HUGHES, EDWARD, 66, of Brooksville, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Concho, W.Va., he came here 10 months ago from South Florida. He was a retired accountant, a Navy veteran and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a daughter, Deborah Murphy, Morgantown, W.Va.; his mother, Ethel Hughes, Brooksville; and a brother, Curtis, Decatur, Ala. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

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JOHNSON, MARGARET IRENE, 58, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Hazel Patch, Ky., she came here five years ago from Norwood, Ohio, and was retired from the Kenner Toy Factory. She was a Baptist and a member of the American Legion, Norwood. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Kaylor, Amelia, Ohio, and Kathy Norton, Brooksville; a brother, Roy Newcomb, Commerce, Mich.; three sisters, Shirley Cardinsky, Livonia, Mich., Lela Sams, Richmond, Ind., and Artie Dowling, New Port Richey; and six grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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MABSON, THOMAS M., 77, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at HCA Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Jasper, Ala., he came here 13 years ago from Miami and was a retired hotel manager and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Joseph Lanzillo, Hollywood, Fla. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

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McGEE, WILLIAM L. "MAC," 91, of Brooksville, died Friday (June 30, 1995). Born in Vanleer, Tenn., he came here 65 years ago from Dixon, Tenn., and was retired owner-operator of Your Service Station. He organized the Key Club and Kiwanis Minstrell and was a member of First Baptist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of Egypt Temple of Tampa, two-time president of the Kiwanis Club, Governor of the Moose Lodge, past president of the Brooksville Chamber of Commerce and a former chamber Man of the Year, and coach and life member of the board of directors for the Dixie Youth Baseball League. Survivors include a son, Leslie, Brooksville; a daughter, Margaret McGee; a brother, Richard, Brooksville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

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RICHARDS, ROY R., 73, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at Arbors of Bayonet Point. Born in Niles, Mich., he came here seven years ago from South Bend, Ind., and was a retired freight truck driver and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Protestant and a member of Eagles Aerie 4208, Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Edward, Mishawaka, Ind.; three stepsons, Charles Horlander, Salem, Ind., Ronald Horlander, Port Richey, and William Horlander, South Bend; a stepdaughter, Clara Taylor, Niles; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

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SHARPE, JENNIE, 87, of Brooksville, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in New York, she came here five years ago from Westbury, N.Y. She was a Presbyterian. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Bruns, Spring Hill, and Jeanne Anderson, Chatham, N.Y.; a sister, Ada Seel, Ridgewood, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

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STERSHIC, MARY I., 92, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at Arbors at Bayonet Point. Born in Freeland, Pa., she came here one year ago from South Plainfield, N.J. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, John, Spring Hill, and Eugene, Sarasota; a daughter, Alice Kriek, Spring Hill; two sisters, Florence Billman, Hazleton, Pa., and Marie Kimmel, Dunellen, N.J.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.

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STOPPE, MARTHA SCOTT "PAT," 80, of Brooksville, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Heartland of Brooksville. Born in Trenton, N.J., she came here 14 years ago from Washington, D.C., and was a retired secretary for the U.S. Senate. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include four sons, William, Miami, Joseph, Phoenix, Gould, Pueblo, Col., and Nicholas, Brooksville; two daughters, Julia Kessler, Ocala, and Katherine Silvey, Newberry; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

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