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Clearwater chapter names SAR officers

Published Feb. 20, 1997|Updated Sep. 30, 2005

The Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has named its 1997 officers.

State SAR president Bud Bauchspies installed the chapter's officers: Grant Wallin, president; Parks Honeywell, first vice president; Norman Crews, second vice president; James Terry, secretary; Leon Hammock, treasurer; Charles Schafer, chaplain; Robert Grant, sergeant-at-arms; and Cleveland Branscum, registrar/genealogist.

This spring, The 45-year-old chapter will award students from 10 Pinellas County high schools with ROTC and Good Citizenship medals.

Next month, the group also plans to present framed copies of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Palm Harbor University High School.

Pinellas County housing board re-elects officers

Herbert L. James of Clearwater and Ronald C. Duffey of Dunedin were re-elected to serve as officers of the Pinellas County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

James will continue as chairman, and Duffey will remain vice chairman.

The board of commissioners oversees the operation of more than 4,200 subsidized housing units in Pinellas County.


Robert and Lois Dence of Largo celebrated their 50th anniversary Feb. 12 with a renewal of their vows followed by a reception.

The couple came here in 1955 from Newark, N.J., where they were married in 1947. Mr. Dence worked as a real estate broker, and Mrs. Dence was a homemaker.

They have two sons and three grandchildren.

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Rolland and Peggy Stanford of Tarpon Springs celebrated their 50th anniversary Jan. 3 with a party given by their children at Pappas Restaurant in Tarpon Springs.

They were married Jan. 4, 1947, in Nutley, N.J., and came here in 1978.

Mr. Stanford retired from the Nutley Fire Department after 33 years of service.

Mrs. Stanford retired as a part-time switchboard operator from Clara Maas Hospital in Belleville, N.J.

The Stanfords, who are members of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs, have four children, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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Roy and Ruth Bourne of Palm Harbor celebrated their 50th anniversary Jan. 12 with a reception with family and friends.

They later took a trip to Israel and Egypt.

The Bournes were married in 1947 in Seattle and came here in 1958 from Syracuse, N.Y.

Mr. Bourne, who has been a Mason since 1948, retired from General Electric Co. after 20 years of service.

Mrs. Bourne worked for 30 years as a nurse.

The Bournes are charter members of Christ Presbyterian Church in Largo and active in Habitat for Humanity. They have two children.

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