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Gulfport

PEARSON, JAMES, 93, of Gulfport, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at Boca Ciega Center. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

SOISTMAN, DON, 50, of Gulfport, died Thursday (Sept. 16, 2004) at home. He moved here in 1956 from his native Washington, D.C. He was a chef at Hobo Joe's, St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his mother, Margaret, Englewood; two brothers, Mike, Scottsboro, Ala., and Steve, Homer, Alaska; two sisters, Peggy Godek, Sterling, Alaska, and Sue Soistman, North Port. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

Kenneth City

RAMAGE, CARROLL H., 84, of Kenneth City, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004) of heart failure. Born in Belle Valley, Ohio, he came here in 1984 from Burlington, N.J. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a professor with Rutgers University for 20 years. He received a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University and received a master's and doctorate degrees from Rutgers University. He was active in the civil rights movement. Survivors include a son, Troy P., Masonville, N.Y.; four daughters, Trudy Ramage Chara, Sykesville, Md., Tresa Ramage Jones, Groton, Mass., Trilla Ramage, Hampton Roads, Va., and Twila Ramage O'Connell, Frenchtown, N.J.; a sister, Judy Summers, Fairborn, Ohio; his companion of 22 years, Martha Griggs, Kenneth City; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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