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ARNOLD, G. ED, 83, of Homosassa, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Born in Plant City, he came here 40 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. He was the founder and former owner of Arnold and Son Paving and a charter member and former member of the Homosassa Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, June V. Weiler Arnold; three sons, Leroy, Homosassa Springs, David, New Albany, Ind., and Raymond, Crystal River; a daughter, Linda, Homosassa Springs; five stepdaughters, Gail Benjamin, Atlanta, and Dawn Meredith, Lynn McDowell, June Hodson and Kim McDowell, all of Dunnellon; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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CAMPBELL, LOUIS R. "ROSS," 93, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at Brentwood Health Center, Lecanto. Born in Somerville, N.J., he came here five years ago from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a retired construction supervisor, eastern division, for the New York Telephone Co. and a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Poughkeepsie. He was a member of Mid-State Empire Chapter 57 of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Triune Obed Lodge 782 F&AM, the American Philatelic Society, Duchess Philatelic Society and the New England Electric Railway Historical Society. Survivors include a son, Robert L., Beverly Hills; two sisters, Jean Campbell, Lecanto, and Isabelle Mance, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.

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CRAGG, ROBERT M., 74, of Homosassa, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997). Born in Cincinnati, he came here 13 years ago from Elkhart, Ind. He was a retired railroad conductor for C&O Railroad and was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693, Seven Rivers Country Club, American Legion Post 155, Crystal River, Crystal River Moose Lodge 2013 and the 40&8. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Clemons Cragg; and a brother, William, Tacoma, Wash. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Homosassa.

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FOLEY, GERARD M., 82, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) in Chantilly, Va. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here two years ago from East Meadow, N.Y. He was a member of Steamfitters Local 638, New York, and a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Donald, both of Virginia; a daughter, Elizabeth, New York; a brother, Richard, Brooklyn; and six grandchildren. Wagner Funeral Home, Hicksville, N.Y.

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GILCHRIST, IRENE B., 73, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997). Born in New York City, she came here 13 years ago from Hicksville, N.Y. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. Survivors include her husband, Patrick J.; two daughters, Patricia Darlene Malone, Islip, N.Y., and Geraldine J. Albrecht, North Massapequa, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Beverly Hills.

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HURLEY, JOSEPH DAVID, 84, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) at home. Born in Elba, Ala., he came here 15 years ago from Mastic, N.Y. He was a retired Air Force veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. He was a member of the Civil Service Employees Association of New York. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, John P., Mastic, and Lawrence, Center Moriches, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.

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KING, THOMAS E., 71, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at home. He came here seven years ago from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a retired office manager and purchasing agent and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Florence; two sons, Kevin, Staten Island, N.Y., and Gary, Cranford, N.J.; and seven grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

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KOSWELL, THEODORE "TED," 80, of Masaryktown, died Friday (Oct. 31, 1997) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. He came here 16 years ago from his native Chester, Pa. He was a retired Merchant seaman and shipyard employee. He was a Merchant Marine, serving in World War II, and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Andrea; two stepsons, Roland and Albert Libanan, both of the Philippines; two brothers, Steve and Leon Kosmalski, both of Chester; and two sisters, Regina Slawter and Clara Kosmalski, both of Chester. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

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KRIZ, FERDINAND JOHN, 83, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) at Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, Calif. Born in Westfield, Mass., he came here 19 years ago from Fairfield, Conn. He was a retired tool and die maker and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a daughter, Karen Smith, Naugatuck, Conn.; a brother, Joseph, Bethany, Conn.; three sisters, Evelyn Miles, Brooksville, Mildred Kiser, San Diego, and Gertrude Benelit, Lincoln Park, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.

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LAURIN, LEONA MARY, 79, of Brooksville, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at Heartland of Brooksville Nursing Center. Born in Cornwell, Ontario, she came here 16 years ago from Baldwinsville, N.Y. She was a retired secretary for an equipment manufacturer and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Russo, Bluff Point, N.Y.; a brother, Roland Legault, Baldwinsville; four sisters, Jeannine Gadbois, Rita M. Legault and Rona May Nadeau, all of Liverpool, N.Y., and Theresa Boulrice, Cornwell; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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LERMAN, NAT, 87, of Inverness, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from West Islip, N.Y. He was a retired employee for the U.S. Postal Service in in Jamaica, N.Y., and was Jewish. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include a son, Raymond V., Farmingdale, N.Y.; a daughter, Barbara Stephen, Inverness; and three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

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McGOWAN, HARRIET N., 77, of High Point, Brooksville, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at home. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here 23 years ago. She was a personnel assistant at a department store and a charter member of Nativity Lutheran Church and its Altar Guild. Survivors include a son, William J., Staten Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Arlene F., New York City; and two grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

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MEBERT, ANNA, 77, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 13 years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. She was a retired assembler for Pfizer Inc., Brooklyn, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club and Crafts Club, both of Beverly Hills. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Redding, Conn., and Richard, Beverly Hills; a daughter, Dorothy Balasa, Crystal River; a sister, Tekla Mortensen, Ozone Park, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Beverly Hills.

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SHAFFER, JANIE P., 101, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) in Blairsville, Ga. Born in Quitman, Ga., she came here 15 years ago from Largo. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, James, Spring Hill, and Homer, Murphy, N.C.; three daughters, Elizabeth Cline, Murphy, Martha Hewlett, Birmingham, Ala., and Mackey Fisher, New Port Richey; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

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