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ALEXANDER, EUGENE R., 55, of Fitzgerald, Ga., formerly of Brooksville, died Monday (April 27, 1998) in Dekalb County, Ga. He was born in Berrien County, Ga., and was an insurance sales representative. He was an Army veteran, a furniture sales representative in Brooksville, a member of the Pine Level United Methodist Church, Fitzgerald, and the North America Hunting Club. Survivors include two sons, Ashley and Blake, both of Fitzgerald; a daughter, Stephanie S., Rochelle, Ga.; his mother, Virginia W., Fitzgerald; a brother, Lary Wayne, Fitzgerald; two sisters, Beth A. Harris, Alma, Ga., and Patricia A. Sims, Brooksville; and two grandchildren. Burch-Hudson Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, Ga.

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BARTLETT, VIRGINIA E., 90, of Wesleyan Village, Brooksville, died Wednesday (April 29, 1998) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Warsaw, N.Y., she came here 38 years ago. She was a retired nurse for the Brooksville Regional Hospital and a member of the Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Survivors include a niece, Virginia Snyder, Buffalo, N.Y. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.

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BIGLER, ROBERT W., 66, of Campers Holiday, Brooksville, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he came here three years ago from Zanesville, Ohio. He was a tile-setter and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Roseanna; three sons, Steven William, Robert Wayne, and Scott, all of Columbus; two daughters, Connie Weskelolski and Jennifer Bigler, both of Columbus; his mother, Hazel Bailey, Columbus; and several grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

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CUSBERT, RUBEN B., 88, of Crystal River, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. He came here 40 years ago from his native Sneads. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a brother, J.L. Williams, Sneads. Cason Funeral Home, Inverness.

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FIELDS, ALICE A., 77, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Aril 28, 1998) at Regional Medical Center at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Sudsbury, Ontario, she came here 21 years ago from Michigan. She was a bank teller and was Christian. Survivors include a son, Kenneth R. Olson, Montana; a daughter, Peggy Jo Sawyer, Texas; a brother, Jack Martin, Washington; two sisters, Joan and Doreen, both of Florida; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Hill.

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HIRSCHFELD, MARY, 75, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998). Born in Burning Springs, Ky., she came here 20 years ago from Richmond, Ind. Survivors include a son, Herbert W., Brooksville; four daughters, Anna Kerr, Brooksville, Rose Heathcoe, Brooksville, Alice Davidson, Houston, and Debra Mann, Englewood; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Foster's Crematory, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

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OGORZALEK, DOLORES M., 67, of Hernando Beach, died Wednesday (April 29, 1998) at home. Born in Chicago, she came here 15 years ago from Calumet City, Ill. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Chester; two sons, Chester Keller, Hesperia, Mich., and Steven Mitchell, Hernando Beach; a daughter, Evelyn Fenica, Spring Hill; and three grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.

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SCHLUEDER, MARY FRANCINE, 77, of Floral City, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998). Born in Montgomery, Ala., she came here 17 years ago from Melbourne. She was a retired manager and a member of the First United Methodist Church and its News Letter Group, Inverness. She was a member of the Share Group of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Survivors include three daughters, Mickey K. Tolley, Inverness, Bonnie K. Leech, Melbourne, and Ollie-Faye Magnussen, Mills, Mass.; a brother, Paul Herron, Montgomery; a sister, Ruth Cowart, Montgomery; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

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SMITH, HERBERT H. SR., 69, of Brooksville, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Brooksville. Survivors include a son, Herbert Jr., Atlanta; three daughters, Angela Yvonne Smith Turner, Birmingham, Ala., Carolyn E. Smith and Linda Smiley, both of Brooksville; two stepsons, Arthur Summerlin, Atlanta, and Edward Summerlin, Brooksville; two stepdaughters, Juanita S. Harris, Brooksville, and Rozita Summerlin, Inverness; seven brothers, John W., Leon, Clifford, and Mallie, all of Brooksville, Willie, Utica, N.Y., Leroy, East Orange, N.J., and Ernest, Jacksonville; three sisters, Emma L. Everett, Brooksville, Juanita Barrow, Jamaica, N.Y., and Leona Thompson, Bradenton; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.

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WOJCIECHOWSKI, VICTORIA ROSEMARY, 76, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (April 29, 1998) at home. Born in Chicago, she came here 13 years ago from Villa Park, Ill. She was a quality control inspector and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Paul, Villa Park, Ill.; three daughters, Cathy Schultz, Monmouth, Ill., Susie Putman, Rockford, Ill., and Lori Johnson, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; a sister, Irene Natuszyk, Spring Hill; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

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WUSTERBARTH, ALICE LOUISE BECKLEY, 81, of Crystal River, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. Born in Hartford, Conn., she came here 15 years ago from Terryville, Conn. She was a retired secretary and a former member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, Bristol, Conn. She was a former member and past matron of the Eastern Star Olivet Chapter 29 and the Los Angeles Chapter 258. Survivors include three daughters, Louise H. Classen, Bristol, Irene H. Kelsey, Plainville, Conn., and Ruth A. Mussoff, Corona, Calif.; a stepson, Carl, Bristol; a brother, Alan Freeman, Battle Creek, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

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