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Clearwater

EARHART, JOSEPHINE S., 80, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1958 from Ohio. She retired after 25 years in production for Honeywell Co., and was a member of the Honeywell Retirees Club and the Honeybells. Survivors include a son, Bill, Clearwater; a daughter, Candy McDuffy, Palm Harbor; a sister, Matilda Reid, Stow, Ohio; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

EVANS, ROGER D. SR., 56, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at home. He was born in Rock Hill, S.C., and came here in 1976 from South Carolina. He worked for C&D Printing, St. Petersburg. He was a Persian Gulf War veteran. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and American Legion Post 104, both of Pinellas Park, a former scout master of Boy Scouts of America Troop 410. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Vivian; two sons, Roger D. Jr. and Timothy, both of Clearwater; three brothers, Willie Evans, Camron, N.C., Jerry Taylor, Cherry Point, N.C., and Joy Taylor, Jacksonville, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

WATSON, AUSTIN EDWARD, 78, of Tampa and formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Sept. 14, 2004) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he moved to the area in 1944. He was a retired salesman and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theater. He was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Frederick Watson, Tampa, and Donald Austin Watson, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Joan Turner, Clearwater; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

KOUBOS, PAUL, aka APOSTOLOS I. KOUTSOUBOS, 81, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Kalamata, Greece, and came here in 1986 from Chicago. He was a member of Holy Ascension Hellenic Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Kornelia; three sons, Elias, Ionnis and James Dimitrios Koutsoubos, and two daughters, Maria Patrianakos and Dina Howard, all of Clearwater; a brother, Spiro Koutsoubos, Toronto; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

ROSE, BETTE, 63, of Terre Haute, Ind. and a seasonal resident of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) after a long illness. She was born in Terre Haute and graduated from Indiana State University with a master's degree. She was a teacher and retired in 1998 after more than 30 years with the Vigo County School Corp., where she taught at Rankin Elementary and Otter Creek Junior High Schools. She was a member of the Vigo County Teachers, Indiana State Teachers, National Educators and Vigo County Retired Teachers associations, and was active on the board of the Community Theater and was a member of the Vigo County Historical Society. Survivors include her companion, Larry Bartlett, Terre Haute; two daughters, Susan Rose and Louanna Wenta, Terre Haute; two sons, John E. Rose, Charleston, W. Va., and Todd Bartlett, Terre Haute. Callahan Funeral Home, Terre Haute, Ind.

Dunedin

HEATH, SHIRLEY, 71, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Rices Landing, Pa., and came here in 1992 from Fruitland, Md. She worked as a coordinator for Neighborly Senior Services and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. She was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Adolfo, Largo, and Deborah Hay, Pasadena, Md.; three sons, Michael Heath, St. Petersburg, Harold Heath, Glen Burnie, Md., and David Miler, Salisbury, Md.; a brother, Jimmy Diehl, Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Betty Wheeler, Dundalk, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute Funeral Care, St. Petersburg.

Indian Rocks Beach

McCAULEY, SUSAN L., 55, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) in Corpus Christi, Texas. Born in Chicago, she moved to Florida in 1991 from Walland, Tenn. She was a homemaker and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Daniel; two sons, Raymond, Louisville, Tenn., and Jayson, Middleburg; daughters, Robyn McCauley, Corpus Christi, and Megan Hornsby, Norfolk, Va.; her mother, Margaret Riech, Largo; a brother, Donald Riech, New York City; a sister, Peggy Riech, Palatine, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Largo

HONOUR, JOHN HENRY JR., 82, of Largo, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Greenville, S.C., and came here in 2001 from Carlsbad, Calif. He was a retired general contractor and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Pearl Harbor Survivors. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Ruth; four sons, Scott, Pasadena, Calif., Eric and John H., both of St. Petersburg, and Carl, California; a daughter, Linda Honor, Los Angeles; a sister, Patricia Hudson, Winchester, Va.; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

JOHNSON, MARIE B., of Largo, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Escanaba, Mich., and came here in 1972 from Silver Spring, Md. She worked as an operations manager for the IRS. She was Catholic and a member of the Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street North Chapel, St. Petersburg.

MORGAN, ROSEMARY, 44, of Largo, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) at home after a short illness. She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and came here in 1998 from Marlboro, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elks Lodge 4013. Survivors include a son, Steven Wing, Clearwater; a daughter, Rosemarie Wing, Largo; her mother and stepfather, Rose and Joseph Condon, Largo; her father, Frank Oneto, and a sister, Maryann Oneto, both of Providence, R.I.; a brother, Anthony Oneto, Syracuse, N.Y.; her caregiver, Carl Rubing, Brandon; and her husband, David Morgan, Clearwater. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

THURBEE, THOMAS A., 78, of Lansing, Mich., and formerly of Largo died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) at home in Lansing. He was born in Chicago and lived in Largo three years before moving to Lansing. He was retired from school maintenance and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; a daughter, Sue Bort, and a son, Thomas, all of Lansing. Gorsline Runciman Ball Dunn Chapel Funeral Home, Mason, Mich.

Oldsmar

SULICH, MILLIE, 73, of Oldsmar, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here in 1949 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. and was Christian. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Steve; a son, Steven, Tampa; a daughter, Michelle McCann, Hudson; two sisters, Sydele Cartas, Orlando, and Ellen Rae Staples, St. Petersburg; and grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

Palm Harbor

KLEIDON, HARRY E., 80, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Chicago. He was a retired painter and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Violet; two sons, Harry E. Kleidon, Palm Harbor, and Charles Tobin, Largo; two daughters, Mary Pruitt, Holiday, and Barbara Sickles, Jasper, Ala.; and two sisters, Violet Tucker, Illinois, and Evelyn Tucker, New Jersey. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

LaFRANCE, RUTH A., 92, of Palm Harbor and formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and came here in 1996 from Connecticut. Survivors include a daughter, Marguerite A. Hassett, Tarpon Springs; a son, Dr. Richard A., Corvallis, Ore.; a sister, Olive Kelln, Regina, Saskatchewan; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

Safety Harbor

ROGERS, MARIE (JENKINS), 84, of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. She was born in Gainesville, Texas, and came here in 2004 from Dallas. She worked as an administrative assistant for an oil company and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include a son, Steven E., Oldsmar; and three granddaughters, Sarah K. and Abigail P. Rogers, both of Tampa, and Rebecca J. Rogers, Seattle. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.

Seminole

YARGER, LAURA HANNON "MAE," 72, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Seminole in 1958. She was a 1950 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. She was a homemaker and a member of a bowling league and the 1-gallon blood donor club. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Abram; a daughter, Laura Petitt, and two sons, Charles Yarger and John Yarger, all of Pinellas County; two brothers, Richard Hannon, Redford, Mich., and James Hannon, Largo; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Tarpon Springs

GOVIA, VITA, 83, of Tarpon Springs, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004) in Tarpon Springs. She was born in St. Vincent and was a long time area resident and retired delicatessen owner. Survivors include a son, Raphael "Raymond," Palm Harbor; six sisters, Elsie Cumberbatch, Edna DeNobriga, Luenda Warner, Vida Creighton, Mossalie Veirra and Jean Daize, all of Canada; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

MOSKONAS, APHRODITE, 70, of Tarpon Springs and formerly of Holiday, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., came to Holiday in 1998 from Astoria, N.Y., and moved six months ago to her sister's home in Tarpon Springs due to her illness. She was a homemaker and was a member of Holy Ascension Hellenic Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Andreas; a son, Emmanuel, and a daughter, Maria Megaris, both of Astoria, N.Y.; three sisters, Thespena Thompson, Tarpon Springs, Maria Goletis, New Port Richey, and Stella Pappayiannis, Astoria; and two granddaughters. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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