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TAYLOR, ISABELLE, T., 85, of Belleair, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at Barrington Terrace Assisted Living Facility, Largo. She was born in Bellaire, Ohio, and came here in 1945 from Cleveland. She was a retired executive secretary for Florida Power. She was a member of Anona United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a brother, Robert A. Tiber, New Martinsville, W.Va. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.


HARVEY, EARLE, E., 91, of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Boston and came here from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a salesman for 40 years at Brooklyn Union Gas Co. He served in the Army's 69th Infantry Division during World War II. He fought at the Battle of the Elbe River and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Eileen. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair.

HOLMES, JOAN E. PETERSON, 54, of Weeki Wachee, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she came here two years ago from Clearwater. She was a retired supervisor for the Pinellas County tax collector at the Brian Dairy tag office in Largo. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Ken A.; a stepson, Ken A. Holmes Jr., Largo; two daughters, Joanne Pierce, Dade City, and Karen Holmes, Pinellas Park; her mother, Ethel M. Peterson, Largo; a brother, Robert J., Dover, Del.; and six grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens, Largo.

MURPHY, ALBERT D., 84, of Clearwater, formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at home. He was born in Bridgeport and came here 17 years ago. He was a 28 year firefighter in Bridgeport. He was past secretary of the International Association of Firefighters Local 834, financial secretary of the Painter's Union of the city of Bridgeport, past president of John F. Kennedy Division I of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Bridgeport, and past president and recording secretary of the Commerford Division AOH of Pinellas County. He was a member of the Bridgeport Area Retired Firefighters, the Male Active Lively Energetic Seniors and the Milford Senior Citizens. Survivors include a son, Kenneth M. Murphy; two daughters, Lenore Benson and Kathleen Garay, both of Milford, Conn.; a brother, Benjamin Murphy, Bridgeport; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc., Milford.

O'FARRELL, MARY T., 75, of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Limerick City, Ireland, and came here in 1971 from Chicago. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Kevin Joseph; and a sister, Christine Shaw, London. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

SHARP, HOLDSWORTH HARRISON, 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Heavenly Haven, Largo. He was born in Manchester, Conn., and came here in 1992. He was a telephone company line inspector. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Murphy, Marlborough, Conn., and Diane Wood, East Hartford, Conn.; a sister, Clara Hemmingway, Manchester; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.


BYERS, ELSA, E., 100, of Largo, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Alliance, Ohio, and came here in 1965 from Royal Oak, Mich. Survivors include nine nieces and nephews. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

HARRIS, RAYMOND, M., 77, of Largo, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Tacoma Park, Md., and came here in 1982 from Staatsburg, N.Y. He was a purchaser for 25 years for IBM Corp., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Warand was awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. He was a member of Merrill's Marauders Association, Phoenix. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janet; a son, Raymond Jr., Seattle; two daughters, Susan Love, California, and Sheila Precious, Largo; one grandson; and two granddaughters. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.


PRUDEN, IDA, P., 83, of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Nottingham, England, and came here in 1960 from Dublin, Ga. She was a retired sales clerk for L.S. Ayers Department Store in Indiana. She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Church, St. Petersburg. She was a former volunteer for Lake Seminole Hospital. Survivors include a stepson, Robert Lewis Pruden, Owingsville, Ky., and several nieces and nephews in England. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

RING, ETHEL JANE, 94, of Seminole, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Sun Coast Hospital. She was born in McCune, Kan., and came here in 1986 from Lindenhurst, Ill. She was a Methodist. Survivors include three sons, Lester G., Illinois, Edward W., Rhinelander, Wis., and Wallace W., Dothan, Ala.; four daughters, Elizabeth Jane Ritt, Crystal Lake, Ill., Laura M. Barden, Racine, Wis., Arvis G. Nelson, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Aleeta G. Osmond, Seminole; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Madeira Beach

JENSEN, FRANK C., 78, of Madeira Beach, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here in 1982 from Lorain, Ohio, where he was an inspector and clerk for 11 years for U.S. Steel Co. and a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a life member of VFW Post 451, Lorain. Survivors include his wife, Margaret E.; two daughters, Ann Womer and Gloria Chambers, both of Sharon, Pa. Moss Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Pinellas Park

BROWN, STEWART J., 77, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (July 19, 1999). Born in Pittsburgh, he came here in 1980 from the Panama Canal Zone, where he served as a teacher, coach and school administrator in his 28-year career with the Panama Canal Co. During that time he was recipient of the Outstanding Performance Award, the Superior Service Award and the Honorary Community Service Medallion. He earned his bachelor of science degree in 1949 and his master of education degree in 1950, both from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a past exalted ruler and past district deputy of the BPOE Panama Canal Lodge 1414, was a Master Mason, a noble of the Mystic Shrine and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. During World War II, he served in the Navy. Survivors include his wife, Martha; two daughters, Laurel Griffin, Pinellas Park, and Margaret Karst, Englewood; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Redington Shores

FOLKERTH, GERALD E., 57, of Largo, formerly of Redington Shores, died Tuesday (Aug. 3, 1999) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Greenville, Ohio, he moved to Largo this year from Redington Shores. He was a security guard with Leechmere stores. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his father, Harold, Bradenton; a sister, Rosemary Bailey, Rochester, Ind.; two brothers, Michael James, and Gayle Wayne Folkerth; a companion, John T. Stewart, Largo; three nephews and a niece. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

St. Petersburg

BOYD, EFFIE MABEL, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999) at home. Born in Burin, Newfoundland, she came here in 1974 from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She was a teacher and secretary and at one time she was principal of the Old Brick School House, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, where her first-grade class had 102 students. Locally, she was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Hugh, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Isabel Nobert, Alberta, Canada; a brother, the Rev. R. Hollett, Lakeland; three sisters, Dorothy Braedley, Gladys MacAulay and Jean MacLean, all of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

BRAINARD, CHARLOTTE VIRGINIA, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at Palm Garden of Largo. Born in Geneva, N.Y., she came here in 1968 from Waterloo, N.Y., and was an executive secretary for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co. for many years in Rochester. Locally, she was a member of St. Petersburg Women's Club, Snell Isle. Survivors include three nieces, Dotty Alton, St. Petersburg, Patricia A. Lee, Chardon, Ohio, and Jessica E. Moore, Logan, Ohio. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

HANDWERK, DOROTHY H., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1999) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1959 from her native Allentown, Pa., where she was a medical secretary at a psychiatric hospital. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Largo and the Rose Croix Chapter 235 OES, Catasauqua, Pa, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the J. Edward Larson Chapter 20, Madeira Beach. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

LAINE, RAYMOND, 71, of Inverness and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999). Born in Quebec, Canada, he came in 1976 from Pelham, N.H. A retired carpenter, he was former owner of AAA Motel on Fourth Street in St. Petersburg and a former carrier for the St. Petersburg Times in Citrus County. He moved to Inverness in 1985. He was past vice president of the French Canadian Club in St. Petersburg and former vice president of the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Barbara Reynolds Laine; three sons, Louis, Hudson, N.H., Raymond, Lowell, Mass., and Jason Ritter, Inverness; two daughters, Carole Beede, Londonderry, N.H., and Julie Cope, Myersville, Md.; two brothers, Gerard, Haverhill, Mass., and Roland, Seabrook, N.H.; two sisters, Hugette Demers, Quebec, and Monique Jingras, Lawrence, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

MILTIMORE, PATRICK D., 38, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Woodside Hospice House. He came here in 1976 from Waukegan, Ill., and was a hairdresser for several years with Fantastic Sam's. He was an avid bowler for many years and a member of bowling teams in Atlanta and St. Petersburg. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Mari Lynn, Clearwater; his mother, Mary Smola, St. Petersburg; his father and stepmother, Michael D. and Linda Miltimore, both of Lutz; nine brothers, Victor Smola, St. Petersburg, Daniel Miltimore, Meridian, Miss., Shane Miltimore, Tampa, Shawn Miltimore and David Wilson, both of Denver, Bill and J. Wilson, both of Peoria, Ill.; Rob Wilson, Lake Villa, Ill., and Todd Wilson, Hartford, Wis. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

MYERS, ELAINE M., 94, of St. Petersburg, and formerly of Seminole, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1999) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Walla Walla, Wash., she came here in 1955 from Fort Bragg, N.C., and was a homemaker. Locally, she was a member of the Pasadena Community Church and the Retired Officers Wife's Club. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia L. Cross, Clearwater; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes & Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

PERUCHE, NORMAN L., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999) at Arbors at St. Petersburg Nursing Home. Born in Hendersonville, N.C., he came here at an early age. He was owner of Norman L. Peruche Power Spray Co. He was Protestant and a member of Moose Lodge 1345, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Norman Jr., Thomasville, N.C.; a daughter, Barbara J. Patterson, and a brother, Lorin M., both of St. Petersburg, four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

THATER, LORENEZO J. "LOREN," 32, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999). He was born in Washington, Mo., where he was a graduate of St. Clair High School, attended St. Clair Catholic Church and was a machinist for Lowell Manufacturing and Electacor Corp. He came to St. Petersburg in 1995 from Villa Ridge, Mo. Locally, he was a manufacturing engineer planner for Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, Pinellas Park, and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Florida Archery Association. Survivors include his wife, Sandy L.; a daughter, Felicia R. Thater, St. Petersburg; his parents, John and Ruth Ann Thater, and a brother, Daniel, all of Union, Mo.; and a sister, Sandra Harrington, Washington, Mo. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.