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Published Sep. 4, 2005

BARB, PAUL F., 80, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Akron, Ohio, he came here in 1983 from Albuquerque, N.M. He was a retired U.S. Army major and was a CIA special agent for Thailand. He served in World War II and Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Tasnee; four sons, Col. Paul F. Barb, Bellingham, Wash., Richard, St. Louis, Bernard, Spring Hill, and Kosit Kasemsunt, California; two daughters, Gail Barb, Maryland, and Jep Kasemsunt, California; a sister, Juanita Arens, Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

BETTENDORF, ALICE M., 75, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she came here 17 years ago from Bethel, Conn. She was a retired executive secretary and Protestant. She was a member of the Morning Glories Bowling League of Spring Hill, Senior Friends of Brooksville, Senior Citizens Club of Rhanbouy and Spring Hill. Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Calarco, Macon, Ga.; a sister, Jean Tuman, Brooksville; several nieces and nephews; and two grandsons. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

CALL, LEOCADIA A. "LEE," 92, of Spring Hill, formerly of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002) at Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in East St. Louis, Ill., she came here in 1985 from Port Richey. She was a retired office clerk for Montgomery Ward. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and member of the Ladies Guild. Survivors include her caregivers, Mary and Leo Thomas. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.

CHRISTOPHER, PAULINE, 98, of Ridge Manor, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002) at home. Born in Alpena, Mich., she came here in 1973 from Short Hills, N.J. She was a retired biology and zoology professor and was Presbyterian. Survivors include her son, a sister, two nieces; a nephew; and five grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.

CLARK, SHERMAN, 71, of Homosassa, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. He was born in War, W.Va. He was a construction worker and brick layer. He was an Army veteran and a life member VFW Post 8189. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2013 and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Joan (Bonnell); a daughter, Monica Clark, Spring Hill; and a sister, Thelma Huffman, Lebanon, Va. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

DE GRAFF, JOHN H. IV, 44, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Long Island, N.Y., he came here in 2001 from Tampa. He was a hotel manager and Catholic. Survivors include his father, John E. De Graff III, Spring Hill; two sisters, Jackie De Graff, Cary, N.C., and Peggy Campbell, Estes Park, Colo.; a niece and a nephew. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.

ERICSON, MORITZ, 92, of Homosassa, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. He was born in Sweden and was a retired executive for an engineering company. There are no known immediate survivors. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.

JOHNSON, EDWARD O., 80, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in East Hampton, Mass., he came here seven years ago from Agawam, Mass. He was a retired sales engineer for Allied Signal Co. and a Coast Guard veteran. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Susan Johnson, Carrboro, N.C., and Janice Freniere, Gainesville, Ga.; and a sister, Ruth Swan, Vacaville, Calif. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

PITTMAN, VICKIE DIANE, 52, of Floral City, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002) in Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. She came to Citrus County in 1980 from her native Orlando. Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Troy H.; two sons, Donnie Crow, Clermont Springs, and Glen Smith, Perry; her father, Lloyd Smith, a brother, Fred Smith and a sister, Windy Alvarez, all of Perry; and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

REDLICK, GEORGE G., 58, of Inverness, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Swan River, Manitoba, he came here 12 years ago from Winnepeg, Canada. He was a supervisor in the construction industry and a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 3992. Survivors include three daughters, Joslyn and Melissa Redlick, both of Canada, and Sara Redlick, Clearwater; his mother, Olga Redlick, Canada; three brothers, Henry, Walter and Alfred, and two sisters, Marion Lambeth and Elsie Sakwi; many nieces and nephews; caregiver and companion, Cheryl Iams. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

STEVENS, LEONA R. "LEE," 79, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Detroit, she came here in 1990 from St. Petersburg. She was the co-owner of Stevens Envelope Co., Kansas City, Mo., and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert Stevens Jr. and Don, both of Tennessee; two daughters, Karen Lassell and Ann McClain, both of Colorado; a sister, Mary Katsman, Pennsylvania; a brother, Joseph Pakledinaz, Michigan; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.

WARNER, BARBARA LOUISE, 82, of Inverness, formerly of Floral City, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002) At Citrus Health Center, Inverness. Born in New York, she came here in 1969 from Miami. She was a retired schoolteacher and had taught at Citrus High School. She was a member of Eastern Star 164 and Crystal Court Amaranth 48. She was a member and reader at the First Church of Christ Scientist. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William S.; a daughter, Judith M. Ford, Inverness; a son, Richard W., Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Herbert L. Foley, Homosassa Springs, and Rodney M. Foley, Vernon Hills, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

WORLEY, EHRIN LYNN, 9, of Inverness, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002). She was born in Zephyrhills and came here in 2000 from Weeki Wachee. She was a student at Inverness Primary School. Survivors include her mother, Rhonda Smith Worley, Inverness; her father, Jammie, Brooksville; her brother, Bradley, Inverness; and grandparents, Ralph and Rethia Smith, Tampa. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.