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Clearwater

BROOKING, ANNETTE MEHAFFEY, 84, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C. She was born in Bryson City, N.C., and came here in 1958 from Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a homemaker. She was a supporter of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater and enjoyed Bible study, cooking and sewing. Survivors include three daughters, Janis B. Strubhar, Largo, Jerry Lynne Waterworth, Dacula, Ga., and Judy B. Anderson, North Carolina; a son, Frank Woodson Brooking Jr., Pelzer, S.C.; a sister, Geraldine Wilson, Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

DERWENT, ROBERT "BOB," 49, of Clearwater Beach, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1998 from Atlanta, where he was general manager of Griggs, Van Horn & Associates. He attended Chapel by the Sea and was a member of Carlouel Yacht Club and former board president of Carlouel Home Owners Association, all of Clearwater Beach. Survivors include his wife, Susan; his parents, Jo and Robert Derwent, North Carolina; and a brother, Michael, Virginia Beach, Va. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

DUNMIRE, MABEL E., 89, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She was born in Klemme, Iowa, and was a winter resident at On Top of the World for many years. She was a teacher for more than 25 years in Iowa. Survivors include a daughter, Thea Dunmire, Clearwater. Oak Crest Funeral Services, Algona, Iowa.

IVEY, LOUISE SULLIVAN, 93, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 12, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Santa Rosa County and came here in 1986 from Pensacola. She was a school teacher and a librarian. She was a member of East Hill Baptist Church, Pensacola. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Szczepkowski, Clearwater; a grandson, William Blair Keller, Boulder, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews, including nephew and caregiver Bill Sullivan, Clearwater. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

KELLEY, LAWRENCE FRANCIS, 91, of Topsham, Maine, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 28, 2001) at Falmouth by the Sea Nursing Center, Falmouth, Maine. He was born in Portsmouth, Maine, became a resident of Clearwater in 1990 after wintering there for many years and moved in 1997 to Topsham. He retired in 1969 from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard after 40 years as a naval architectural technician. He was an avid pool player and also played piano. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, and was a communicant of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include four daughters, Mary T. Fulton, Maple Hill, Kan., Elizabeth R. Plante, West Lebanon, Maine, Patricia A. Flanagan, Somersworth, Maine, and Frances L. Weatherbie, Brunswick, Maine; a son, Lawrence R. Kelley, Delmar, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Myra Hickman, St. Petersburg, and Karen Sexton, California; two stepsons, Donald Hickman and Fred Hickman, both of Indiana; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. Bernier Funeral Home, Somersworth, Maine.

LAZZARA, GASPER, 89, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He came here from his native Tampa where he owned and operated a produce wholesale business. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Carlena L. Braswell, Seminole, and Catherine L. Hodge, Tampa; a son, Dr. Gasper Jr., Jacksonville; a brother, Ralph Jr., and a sister, Florence Pullara, both of Tampa; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

LEWIS, LOUISE BRETHOLD, 83, of Greensburg, Pa., formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at home. She was born in Homestead, Pa. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, the Rev. J. Reynolds Lewis; a son, William, Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Joan Wilson, Greensburg; and six grandchildren. Pennsylvania Cremation Society, Greensburg, Pa.

McCARTY, CLARA G., 97, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She came here in 1953 from her native Jacksonville. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church of Winter Haven. Survivors include three daughters, Velma Sarandria and Rosemary Johnson, both of Palm Harbor, and Margaret Massey, Jacksonville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven.

SCOBY, ROBERT F. SR., 69, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., and came here in 1990 from Memphis, Tenn. He worked as a hairstylist and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Robert Jr., Memphis, and a brother, James C., Strongsville, Ohio. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

SCREECHFIELD-McGUIRE, ANNA MAE, 86, of Clearwater, formerly of Kenneth City, died Monday (July 16, 2001). She was born in New Albany, Ind., and came here in 1974 from Kettering, Ohio. She retired in 1974 from Delco Products in Kettering, where she was a secretary for 24 years in General Motors engineering office. She attended Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater. She was a 30-year member of OES Chapter 125 in Kettering and a 20-year member of White Shrine in Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Marvin L. Kistler, Kenneth City, and Arthur D. Kistler, Kettering; two daughters, Rosalie J. Gaier, Anna, Ohio, and Cynthia D. Walton, Vicksburg, Miss.; a sister, Violet Davis, Sarasota; three grandsons; four granddaughters; and 21 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

VAUGHAN, ELIZABETH W., 82, of South Pasadena, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at home. She was born in Tatum, S.C., came to Clearwater in 1975 from Auburn, Ala., and in 1989 moved to South Pasadena. She retired as an operator after 25 years with Southern Bell in Atlanta. She was a member of Union Street United Methodist Church of Clearwater and Georgia Bell South Pioneers. Survivors include four nephews, Alan Welch, Snellville, Ga., Alex R. Welch, Cape Coral, Kenneth S. Welch, Charleston, S.C., and Shelly Welch, Centerville, Va.; and four nieces, Judy C. Scottand and Linda Barrett, both of Peachtree, Ga., Sandra W. Boland, Crofton, Md., and Jennifer W. Moore, Pasadena, Md. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

WATSON, MARY LOU, 79, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1954 from her native Blairsville, Pa. She was a homemaker, Presbyterian and a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Blairsville. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John; three daughters, Cindy Rodenberger, Clearwater, Tracey Velong, Temple Terrace, and Melissa Rhodes, Thonotosassa; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Kenneth City

PAVICEVICH, RADIVOJE, 96, of Kenneth City, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Edward White Hospital of heart failure. Born in Yugoslavia, he came here in 1979 from Okeechobee. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a niece, Dragica Petrovich, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Largo

MARTINDELL, CLARENCE A. "MARTY" III, 66, of Largo, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at home. He came here in 1997 from his native Philadelphia, where he retired after 30 years as a plumber. He was Lutheran and a member of the Italian-American Club and Upper Pinellas Singles. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two sons, Clarence A. IV and Peter, and a brother, Kenneth, all of Pennsylvania; and a grandchild. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.

MEARS, ADINE A., 83, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She came here in 1934 from her native Whitefield, N.H. She worked as a saleswoman for Publix bakery and was a former Miss New Hampshire. She was active in the Parent Teacher Association where she served four terms as president while living in St. Petersburg, and was a volunteer at Bon Secours-Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two daughters, Michele "Micki" Seymour, Largo, and Sylvia Henderson, Carlisle, Pa.; two sons, Dr. Michael, Ellenton, and Gary, Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Paul Audibert, Largo, and Donald Audibert, Centerville, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

Madeira Beach

BECK, ALICE J., 69, of Madeira Beach, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in DeKalb County, Ga., she came here in 1982 from Silver Spring, Md. She was an accountant for NASA in Washington, D.C., for more than 25 years. She was a member of Church by the Sea, Madeira Beach. Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Darin, Chicago, Nancy Craig, Shalimar, and Cheryl VanSciver, Madeira Beach; a grandson, Jonathan Craig, and a granddaughter, Jenna VanSciver, both of Madeira Beach. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

North Redington Beach

SMYTHE, MARY SEVERY, 89, of Inverness, formerly of North Redington Beach, died Monday (July 16, 2001) at home. Born in Muskegon, Mich., she moved to Inverness in 1982 from North Redington Beach. She was a retired secretary and was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Edwin T. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.

Pinellas Park

BOAKE, SUSIE ERMA, 93, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1929 from her native Knoxville, Tenn. She was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of St. Petersburg Association of the Deaf and Bay Area Deaf Senior Citizens Club. Survivors include a son, George T., Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

CLEVENGER, MARVIN E., 83, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at home under hospice care. He came here in 1983 from his native Muncie, Ind., where he was chief mechanic for Covalts Meadow Gold. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Hazel L.; a sister, Joyce Niccum, Muncie; two brothers, Charles, Matthews, Ind., and Butch, Ruskin. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

Safety Harbor

SANDERS, THOMAS F., 33, of Safety Harbor, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) at home after a long illness. He was born in Yukon, Okla., and came here in 1990 from Meldrim, Ga. He was Protestant and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Maria, a daughter, Janeica Sanders, a son, Thomas F., his mother and stepfather, Lottrel and Richard Laird, all of Safety Harbor; his father, Elton, Meldrim; a brother, Claude, Guyton, Ga.; a sister, Kathreen, Savannah, Ga.; a stepbrother, Richard J. Laird, Safety Harbor; a stepsister, Laura Laird, Ellabell, Ga.; his grandmother, Sadie Fountain, Ludowici, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

St. Petersburg

DONLIN, VIVIAN L., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. Born in Bridgewater, S.D., she came here in 1989 from Kalamazoo, Mich. She was a nursing supervisor at Michigan State Hospital in Kalamazoo for 17 years. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines in Michigan and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include five sons, Mike, St. Petersburg, Kevin, South Haven, Mich., Danny, West Olive, Mich., and Timmy and Tom, both of Kalamazoo; three daughters, Katie Cahill, Sterling, Va., Debbie Umlor, Fallbrook, Calif., and Cindy Kyker, Woodstock, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DOUGHERTY, THERESA E., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here five years ago from her native Philadelphia. She was Catholic. Survivors include four sons, Dennis J., Delaware, Michael J., St. Petersburg, Robert J., Media, Pa., and Patrick W., Philadelphia; two daughters, Maryann E. Dougherty and Kathleen T. Dougherty-Fenn, both of St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

HARRELL, NORMA, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Palm Shores. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she came here in 1959. She was a retired clerk at a bank. She was a member of Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include two cousins, Mary Tiffany, St. Petersburg, and Jane Douglas. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

HARRIS, PAUL, 85, of Wildwood, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 12, 2001) at Wildwood Hospital. Born in Wildwood, he came here in the 1940s and returned to Wildwood in 1999. He was a World War II veteran and a presser for Howard Cleaners in St. Petersburg for 25 years. Survivors include a daughter, Ira Jean Bryant, Wildwood; and a companion, Essie Dorn, St. Petersburg. Anderson-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood.

HOLLADAY, NORWOOD T., 94, of Woodstown, N.J., a winter resident of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) in Woodstown. He was born in Greenwich, N.J. He was a farmer in Elsinboro, N.J., before buying the Motel Holly and Esso gas station in Vincentown, N.J. He was a member of Canton Baptist Church in Canton, N.J., and was a pastor with the Methodist Church in Vincentown. Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Elverta VanMeter Holladay; two sons, Carlton M., Salem, N.J., and Van D., Manassas, Va.; a brother, Howard, Pedricktown, N.J.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. H.T. Layton & Son Home for Funerals, Woodstown, N.J.

KACHUK, MICHAEL N., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 15, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Chelsea, Mass., he came here in 1986. He was a retired engineer with the state of Massachusetts. Survivors include a brother, John Tkaczak, Salem, Mass. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

LANG, ELONE LAVERNE, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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.

McCULLEN, WILLIAM L. "BILL," 74, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 14, 2001) at Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home. Born in Durham, N.C., he came to St. Petersburg in 1951 from West Palm Beach. He retired on disability from the Army after serving during the Korean War. He was a member of DAV Post 9 in St. Petersburg and started DAV Post 96, the first DAV chapter in Lake Panasoffkee. Locally, he had been a member of Gateway Baptist Church before moving to Land O'Lakes. There are no known survivors. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

SMITH, JOHN MOTTER, 81, of Crystal River, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) at home. Born in McKees Rocks, Pa., he moved to Crystal River 18 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a retired service manager with the city of St. Petersburg Utilities Department and served in the Merchant Marines. He was a member of Crystal River United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lillian E.; a son, Kenneth R. Michaelis, Panama City; a daughter, Patricia Ann Waybright, Crystal River; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

WOLFE, DAVID W., 52, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 18, 2001) of natural causes, the medical examiner ruled, in the 500 block of Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) Street N. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Seminole

KERN, GRACE WINN "ELVA," 89, of Oldsmar, formerly of Seminole, died Tuesday (July 17, 2001) at Curlew Care Home, Clearwater. She was born in Plainfield, N.J., and came here in 1958 from Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a registered nurse and worked as an industrial nurse for Western Electric Co., Kearney, N.J. She was a member of Church of the Isles Congregational and its No. 5 Circle, Indian Rocks Beach, the EF Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, Twin City Chapter 60 OES, Winston-Salem, and a former member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include a son, David F., Oldsmar; two grandsons, D. Gregory, Mount Laurel, N.J., and Dr. David D., Texas City, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

NUTTING, PERLEY GILMAN JR., 87, of Seminole, died Friday (July 13, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He was a retired U.S. Defense Department physicist and a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Security Council Foundation, Americans Against Union Control of Government, the alumni association of the California Institute of Technology, the alumni association of the University of Rochester, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Naval Reserve Association, the Retired Officers Association, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the Philosophical Society of Washington and Bardmoor Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Grace. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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