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AYERS, HAZEL CHRISTINE, 92, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002) at home. Born in Horse Cave, Ky., she was a retired caregiver. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Eldon Bush, Spring Hill. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills, Spring Hill.

COLVIN, PAUL ROLLAND, 94, of Inverness, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Moriah, N.Y., he came here in 1985 from Toms Rivers, N.J. He retired from the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Monmouth, N.J., as an electrical technician with 25 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He was a lifetime member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and member of American Legion Post 400. He was a member of St. Margaret Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry as senior warden from 1988 to 1990. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Johnson); a daughter, Susanne Guth, and a sister, Eva Calli, both of Inverness; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, inverness.

ENGLAND, LISA LYNN, 36, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Clearwater, she came here in 1980 from Galion, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a nail technician at Heads Up Beauty Salon. Survivors include a son, Larry England Jr., Port Richey; twin daughters, Tameka and Shelly England, both of Spring Hill; a sister, Sheryl Cundiff, Hudson; three brothers, Todd Stump, Hudson, and Robert and John Stump, both of Spring Hill; her mother, Norma Stump, Hudson; her father, Paul Stump, Spring Hill; and her paternal grandmother, Margaret. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

FLETCHER, ELIZABETH "LYDA," 79, of Hernando, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Manor Care of Carrollwood (Tampa). Born in Cordele, Ga., she was a 59-year resident in Hernando and was a secretary for Norvell Bryant Realty. She was Christian. Survivors include two sons, Jimmie Ray, Allenhurst, Ga., and William Lewis, Land O'Lakes; four brothers, Parks Harrington, Cordele, Joe Harrington, Murfreesboro, Tenn., John Harrington, Warner Robins, Ga., and Jim Harrington, Tuskegee, Ala.; two sisters, Lucille Grantham, Florence, Ala., and Lillian Holt, Albany, Ga.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

HENDERSON, LEIGH W., 78, of Hernando Beach, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came here 27 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. He was a sales demonstrator for ServCorp Inc. He served as an officer in the U.S. Cavalry and was a retired Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and the Korean War, achieving the rank of captain. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor M.; two sons, Richard L., Fishers, Ind., and Davis, Castine, Ohio; three daughters, Stephanie Catalano and Pamela Custis, both of Fort Pierce, and Courtenay Claudio, Morgantown, W.Va.; a stepson, Steve Grieve, Eaton, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Nancy Williams, Hernando Beach; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Brooksville.

LIPYNSKY, STEPHANIE, 75, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Kinske, Poland, she came here 13 years ago from East Meadow, N.Y. She was a homemaker and an assembler at Syracuse China. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Teddy; two sisters, Helen Bijanskyj, Spring Hill, and Irene Maslak, Poland; and a nephew. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

POORE, GERALD H. "JERRY," 86, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Johnson County, Ind, he was employed as a supervisor at Eli Lilly with 26 years of service. He was a 50-year member Morgantown Masonic Lodge and Moose Lodge of Lafayette. Survivors include his wife, Norma J.; a daughter, Geraldine Fear, Franklin, Ind., a stepdaughter, Denise Minichino, Brooksville; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Morgantown, Ind.

PRIETO, RICHARD ROBERT, 62, of Inverness, died Monday (March 18, 2002) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here four years ago from Langhorne, Pa. He retired as a locomotive engineer for Amtrack with 35 years of service. He was a Marine Corps veteran and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include his wife, Marlene (Herold); a son, Robert; a daughter, Margaret; his mother, Margaret Bohm; and a sister, Elaine Skellenger. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

ROYCE, HAROLD R., 81, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Halls Mills, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from Jeffersonville, N.Y. He retired from Asphalt Distributors Corp. of Liberty, N.Y. He was Army veteran of World War II and served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church and served on its administration board. He was a member of Kenoza Lake Fire Department and served as a fire district commissioner. His memberships include the Iroquois Hunting and Fishing Club, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 521, 4-H Committee, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Boy Scouts of America Troop 115. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; a son, Sidney, Cochecton, N.Y.; a daughter, Leah Mae Waldron, Jeffersonville, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Spring Hill.

TAYLOR, HORACE EDWARD, 81, of Crystal River, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Crystal River Health Center. Born in Dothan, Ala., he came here 22 years ago from Pittsburgh. He was a retired railroad laborer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was instrumental in forming the First Baptist Church of Lake Rousseau. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Lee; three children; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

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