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Published Jul. 19, 2001
Updated Sep. 10, 2005


GRAY, DESIREE R., 4, daughter of Dayna and Elliott Gray Sr., Dunedin, died Thursday (July 12, 2001) in Safety Harbor. She was a student at Countryside Village Daycare and a member of the 34th Street Church of God, Tampa, where she was active in the children's choir and Sunday school. In addition to her parents, survivors include a sister, Ebony Gray; a brother, Elliott Gray Jr.; her grandparents, Carl and Frankie Hinton, George Gray and Mary Reed; and several aunts, uncles and great-aunts and great-uncles and cousins. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.

MacWHORTER, CHARLES J., 74, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1952 from Brecksville, Ohio. He owned and operated Western Auto in Dunedin and previously worked as a juice blender for the former H.P. Hood Co., Dunedin. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Clara; two sons, Charles F., Clearwater, and Scott T., Tampa; a daughter, Debbie Little, Clearwater; a brother, George, Wadsworth, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Matt Vogel and Eric Little, both of Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

TRIMMIER, WILLIAM B. JR., 86, of Dunedin, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He came first to Sarasota in 1959 from his native Augusta, S.C., and later moved here. He retired after 25 years with Crowder Brothers Hardware, Sarasota. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European theater. He was a member of DAV Chapter 18. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Floride; a son, Thomas L., Safety Harbor; a daughter, Sara Leggett, Zuni, Va.; four grandsons; and three great-grandsons. National Cremation Society, Largo.


WYATT, FREDA G., 93, of Oldsmar, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. She was born in Townley, Mo., and came here in 1976 from Flint, Mich., where she retired after 35 years in the accounting department of General Motors. Survivors include two brothers, Ken Greer, Burlington, Vt., and Don Greer, Nashotah, Wis.; three sisters, Thelma Ligon, Flint, Helen Blay, Green Valley, Ariz., and Marge Pringle, Genesee, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Palm Harbor

BENDER, ADDISON G., 83, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1978 from Mount Lebanon, Pa. He retired as an executive after 32 years with Kaiser Engineering, Pittsburgh, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an active member and usher of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, and a member of the Men's Club of Highland Lakes. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Josephine A.; a son, Donald, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Jan Lauffer, Vero Beach, and Judy Youatt, Jupiter; four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Tarpon Springs

HUDSON, ROBERT VERNON, 77, of Holiday, formerly of Hudson and Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. He was born in Hudson, moved to Tarpon Springs in 1941, and in 1982 to Holiday. He was a furnace operator for 32 years with Stauffer Chemical Co., Tarpon Springs, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong mullet fisherman and a descendant of the founding family of the town of Hudson. His grandfather was Isaac Hudson. He was a member of the Tarpon Springs Moose Lodge 1429 and the Old Timers Club, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Mercy; two daughters, Linda Hudson, Tarpon Springs, and Cathy Harbert, Riverview; a stepson, Joseph Gowers, Holiday; two brothers, Herschel, DeLand, and Talmage, Walland, Tenn.; two sisters, Hazel Sigmon, Lake Worth, and Thelma Turner, Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandsons. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

LAW, JOHN MARSHALL, 34, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg, Tampa, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin, died Thursday (July 5, 2001) at home. He was born in St. Petersburg, where he lived until he moved in 1978 to Tampa. He remained there until 1986 when he went to California and returned to Tarpon Springs in 1989. He lived there until he moved to Dunedin in 1991 and to New Port Richey in 1995. He owned and operated Marshall Decking Co. Survivors include his wife, Donna, a son, Tyler, and a daughter, Nicole, all of New Port Richey; his father and stepmother, Fred L. and Suzanne Law, Odessa; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Willard Young, Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Jay, Tarpon Springs, and Jarrod Ray, Tampa; two sisters, Shawna Amenta, Lewisville, Texas, and Shelly Law, Clearwater; his maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Ben Keel, Homosassa; and five nieces and five nephews. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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