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CARR, ETHEL VIRGINIA, 90, of Spring Hill, died Friday (March 7, 2003) at Hospice Care Center at Heather Hills Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Galax, Va., she came here 22 years ago from Fairfax, Va. She was a legal secretary in Fairfax County and attended Mariner Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Farris, New Port Richey, and Helen Wernle, Spring Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews.

FERDINAND, JOHN JOSEPH, 83, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (March 6, 2003) at Kindred Hospital, Tampa. Born in Allentown, Pa., he came here 17 years ago from Bergenfield, N.J. He was a commercial bus driver, an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 458th Bomber Squadron, and was chief of Fire Company 2, and a member of the Ambulance Corps, both of Bergenfield, N.J., and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, John Jr., Port Richey; a daughter, Barbara Sofranek, Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

MORGAN, ISHMAEL EDGAR, 85, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (March 7, 2003) in Inverness. Born in Goldsboro, N.C., he came here in 1979 from Detroit. He was a supervisor at Chrysler Corp., retiring in 1979, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of UAW Local Reg. 8, Reg 31A, Detroit, and North Oak Baptist Church, Citrus Springs. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Marian; a son, Forrest, Pittsburgh; three stepsons, Lon Bennett, Poquoson, Va., David Bennett, Newport News, Va., and Thomsas Bennett, Lake Worth; two stepdaughters, Marlene Long, Coushatta, La., and Carol Iglehart, Hermleigh, Texas; six grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Beverly Hills.

TRAUERTS, FREDERICK G., 81, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (March 8, 2003) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here five years ago from New Freedom, Pa. He worked for the Water Department in Hempstead, N.Y., and was a Navy veteran. An avid golfer, he enjoyed fishing and was a member of VFW 10209. Survivors include his wife, Caroline; two daughters, Glenna Healy, and Diane Yohe, both of Tallahassee; a stepbrother, Ralph Trauerts, New Jersey; and two grandchildren.

TRYMER, EDWARD, 74, of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (March 5, 2003) in Beverly Hills. Born in Hempstead, N.Y., he came here five years ago from Tuckerton, N.J. He was a retired glazier and a Merchant Seaman for Getty Oil and Crest Tankers. He enjoyed reading, fishing and crabbing, and creating stained glass objects. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; a son, Daniel, Tuckerton; a sister, Evelyn Kingston, Connecticut; and a granddaughter.

WEIDNER, EVELYN MANN, 78, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (March 8, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. Born in East Boston, Mass., she came here in 1986 from Billerica, Mass. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Floyd; a son, David Mann, Boxford, Mass.; two daughters, Beverly Stahl, New Port Richey, and Jeanne Barley, Getzville, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

WRIGHT, REX ALAN, 51, of Inverness, died Friday (March 7, 2003) at home. He came here in 1987 from his native, Richmond, Ind. He was formerly employed as a mechanic for Sumter Electric Co. and was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; a daughter, Chantilla Cook, Somerset, Ky.; and two grandchildren.

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