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HOPEWELL, MARGARET BOSLAM "PEG," 77, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Aug. 3, 1999) at home. She was born in Scotland, came here in 1972 from Cleveland and moved several years ago to Virginia. She was a member of the Edith Spencer Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill, Va., the OES and the Seabee Veterans of America and locally was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, Palm Harbor. She was a school volunteer in Cleveland and Dunedin. Survivors include two sons, David, Hampton, and Edward, Prescott, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Virginia Cremation Society, Virginia Beach, Va.

KING, MARGARET JANE, 95, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Aug. 3, 1999) at Winter Springs where she was visiting. She was born in Ireland and came here in 1976 from Cedar Grove, N.J. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include four sisters, Kathleen Lambert, Florence Waddell and Evelyn Elder, all of Scotland, and Winifred Marshall, Belfast, North Ireland; and several nieces and nephews including Eric Patterson, Winter Springs, and Brian Patterson, Raleigh, N.C. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor

BURNS, CYNTHIA LYN, 44, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1997 from Orlando. She was a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Palm Harbor, and the Literary Guild. Survivors include her husband, Patrick; two daughters, Melissa Larson and Stephanie Parmele, both of Milwaukee; her mother, Carol Bradley, Milwaukee; and two sisters, Pam and Terry. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

FRANCIS, RICHARD M., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (July 28, 1999) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. He was born in Boston and came here in 1988 from Framingham, Mass. He retired as director of accounting and securities after 18 years with the John Hancock Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, and the board of directors at East Lake Woodlands Quail Forest subdivision. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ruth J.; two daughters, Linda Borelli, Framingham, and Kathleen Francis, Arlington, Va.; a brother, Robert, Port St. Lucie; two sisters, Mildred Conlon, Marshfield, Mass., and Dorothy Freeley, Framingham; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Tarpon Springs

BALDRY, VELMA H., 88, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (July 31, 1999). She came here in 1957 from her native Rising Sun, Ind., where she taught school 13 years. Locally she taught Latin and English for 23 years at Tarpon Springs High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County Retired Teachers Association and the Phi Mu sorority. Survivors include two sons, David, Elfers, and Daniel, Lakeland; a brother, Billie Bob Dilts, Rising Sun; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

MILLER, LANCASTER J., 89, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Aug. 3, 1999) at home. He came here in 1975 from his native West Chester, Pa., where he retired as a truck driver for LeMan Trucking Co. Survivors include two sons, Robert A., Palm Springs, Calif., and Steven, Fairfield, N.J.; and a daughter, Juanita Miller, Waltham, Mass. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

NOTARO, NANCY, 94, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Aug. 3, 1999) at Harborside Healthcare, Palm Harbor. She was born in Italy and came here in 1987 from Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include three daughters, Sara Marie McLean, Tarpon Springs, Nicoletta Tornatore, Belleair Bluffs, and Jo Barkley, Naples, Fla.; two sons, Carm J., Mount Prospect, Ill., and Frank, Palatine, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

PAPPAS, HARRY G., 88, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Aug. 1, 1999) at Arbor Hospice Residence, Ann Arbor. He was born in Turkey and came here in 1970 from Ypsilanti, Mich., where he worked five years for the Ford Motor Co. and formerly owned and operated Seven Seas Grocery Store and Seven Seas Restaurant. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Ahepa organization and the Fisherman's Club, all of Tarpon Springs, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Arbor. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Tony, Belleville, Mich., Mike, Plymouth, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor.