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ALBURY, RUTH A., 94, of Spring Hill, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 21, 1996) at Brooksville Nursing Center. Born in Millersburg, Ohio, she came here one year ago from Clearwater. She was a secretary for the Board of Education and was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Jack F., Spring Hill; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

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ANSON, EDWIN B. SR., 85, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center. Born in Camden, N.Y., he came here 17 years ago from Bricktown, N.J. He was a quality supervisor for a plastics company and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Elks Lodge 2582, Brooksville, and the Brookridge Golf Association. Survivors include three sons, Edwin Jr., Kissimmee, Russ, Greeley, Colo., and Bruce, Yardville, N.J.; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

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HAND, WILLIAM PETER, 60, of Homosassa, died Sunday (July 21, 1996). Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here 18 years ago from Westchester County, N.Y. He was a real estate broker and the former owner of Crystal Springs Realty. He was a Navy veteran and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River. Survivors include his wife, Marion Trotta Hand; three sons, William A., Boston, Christopher G., Ossining, N.Y., and Joseph R., Homosassa; a stepson, Laurence P. Mahoney, Homosassa; two daughters, Allison Johnston, Homosassa, and Marion F. Hand, Homosassa; a brother, Howard F., Babylon, N.Y.; a sister, Margaret Maloney, Crystal River; and one granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Homosassa.

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HILBERT, FRANCIS "FRANK," 74, of Masaryktown, died Sunday (July 21, 1996) at home. He came here 27 years ago from his native Connersville, Ind. He was a Navy veteran and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He was a lifemember of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209. Survivors include his wife, Doris J.; two sons, Randy, Spring Hill, and Terry, Brooksville; a daughter, Sandra McGee, Blue Springs, Mo.; three brothers, Harry, Arthur and Robert, all of Connersville; two sisters, Nora Schneider, Rushville, Ind., Rosetta Weiler, Connersville; and three grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Seven Hills.

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JENSEN, HAROLD MILTON SR., 71, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at home. Born in East Hamburg, N.Y., he came here eight years ago from Derby, Conn. He was a retired pipefitter and a member of the Hernando Old Car Club. He was a member of the Farrels Old Timer's Club, the Hernando Sportsman's Club and the Suncoast Ship Model Society. Survivors include two sons, Harold Jr., Tampa, and Peter, Hudson; a brother, John, Southbury, Conn.; and three grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

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JOLLEY, MARY ELLEN, 81, of Hernando, died Friday (July 19, 1996). Born in Cokeburg, Pa., she came here 14 years ago from Miami. She was a retired title closer and branch manager for Lawyers Title Insurance Co. and a member of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto. She was a member of the Elks Lodge, Miami. Survivors include a daughter, Ginger Garcia, Leesburg; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

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KERSEY, RUSSELL ALLEN, 26, of Masaryktown, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 22, 1996). He came here one year ago from his native New Port Richey. He was a truck driver for Harry Kersey Sand and Stone Co., New Port Richey, and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Letrisha K.; a son, Sinian; a daughter, Mercede; his parents, Harry and Beverly Kersey, New Port Richey; a brother, Martin, New Port Richey; his paternal grandmother, Loretta Kersey, New Port Richey; his maternal grandfather, Stanley Hadsell, Hudson; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Hadsell, Hudson; and several aunts and uncles. Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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KWAK, FLORENCE W., 85, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (July 21, 1996) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Chicago, she came here six years ago from Bradenton. She was a retired supervisor for Bell Telephone Co. and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Russell, Spring Hill, and Elizabeth Hartman, Chicago. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

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LARKIN, ARTHUR RAY, 38, of Dunnellon, died Monday (July 22, 1996). Born in Fort Lauderdale, he came here two years ago from Daytona Beach. He was a paralegal, a member of the Jaycees of Florida, and Protestant. Survivors include his mother, Beatrice Mullaly, Dunnellon; a brother, David, Orlando; and a sister, Susan, Dunnellon. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

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MANN, JUDITH L., 57, of Lecanto, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Chicago, she came here eight years ago from Peterborough, N.H. She was employed by several public and private schools in New England and Chicago. She was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church and its Women's Guild, and of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, second vice president of Hernando-Citrus Division of the DCCW, a member of the parish council, lector and Eucharistic minister, and a member of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; three sons, Denis LaFortune, Marlboro, N.H., Scott LaFortune, Jaffrey, N.H., and Ted N. Mann, Sharon, N.H.; two daughters, Laura LaFortune, Dublin, N.H., and Tracy Wieland, Troy, N.Y.; and her parents, Bernard and Beatrice Langston, Citrus Hills. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.

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RICHARDSON, JOYCE ELIZABETH TIMMONS, 62, of Brooksville, died Sunday (July 21, 1996) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Brooksville and a member of the Bethlehem Progressive Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Queen Elizabeth Chapter 122 and Frederick Kelly's Elks Temple 1004. Survivors include a son, Willie Jr., Brooksville; two daughters, Sheila and Stephanie, both of Brooksville; six brothers, Edmund Timmons Sr., Levi Timmons Jr. and Eugene Timmons, all of Sarasota, Robert Timmons, Fort Myers, Anthony Timmons, Orlando, and Clarence Timmons, Tampa; four sisters, Queenie T. Dye, White Springs, Eloise Lane, Chicago, Sarah Ferguson, Tampa, and Catherine Hudson, Brooksville; and six grandchildren. Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.

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SANCHEZ, AILEEN TILTON, 78, of Inverness, died Friday (July 19, 1996). She came here 22 years ago from her native Caldwell, Ohio. She was a retired stenographer and a member of First United Methodist Church, Inverness. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Inverness, and the Noble Ladies, and past district president of the United Methodist Women. Survivors include a son, Gary, Katy, Texas; and one granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Home, and Crematory, Inverness.

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SMITH, GAYLA J., 44, of Inverness, died Saturday (July 20, 1996) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Waukegan, Ill., she came here 16 years ago from McHenry, Ill. She was a cashier for Lowes of Inverness, and a member of the Eagles, Inverness. Survivors include a son, Shawn W., Tampa; a daughter, Melissa L. Ross, Largo; a stepsister, Jane Webb, Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Tambrey A., Dunnellon; two nieces; and one nephew. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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SWEARINGEN, ROBERT D. "BOB," 81, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at the Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Harmon, W.Va., he came here 15 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. He was an engineer with Jeffrey Manufacturing and a member of its Foreman's Club, Columbus, Ohio, and a probate clerk for Franklin County, Ohio. He was a member of the Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; two sons, Robert, Jupiter, and Van, Lancaster, Ohio; two daughters, Janet Morton, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Barbara Anderson, Tipp City, Ohio; two sisters, Carol Stowers, Roseburg, Ore., and Jo Cole, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; two brothers, Ford, Vancouver, Wash., and John, LaPine, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

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WADE, JOHNNIE J. SR., 75, of Homosassa, died Sunday (July 21, 1996) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Born in Linden, he came here 25 years ago from Dade City. He was a truck driver and a member of United Pentecostal Church, Homosassa. Survivors include his wife, Linda Ledet Wade; a son, Johnnie J. Jr., Inglis; two stepsons, Bobby and Joey Kirk, both of Homosassa; three daughters, Wendy K. Beville, Hartville, Mo., Kathy A. Rogers and Cynthia C. Blanton, both of Ocoee; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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WIDLUND, ERNEST A. "SWEDE," 73, of Inverness, died Sunday (July 21, 1996). Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here seven years ago from Corte Madera, Calif. He was a retired insurance underwriter for California State Auto Association and was Methodist. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Timmons Widlund; a sister, Elise Sigel, Toledo; and one niece. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

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