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ANDERSON, PERCENTIA "PA," 51, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) in Atlantis. He came here at an early age from his native Jasper, attended local public schools and graduated in 1969 from Clearwater High School. He was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Shawn, two daughters, Shatia Filer and LaTonya Anderson, and his mother, Verdell Powell, all of Clearwater; his father, David Walls, Jasper; a brother, John Littles, Clearwater; three sisters, Lola and Jeanette Littles, both of Clearwater, and Patricia Harrell, St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

ARNT, HORACE C. "CHUCK," 68, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. He was born in East Stroudsburg, Pa., and came here in 1992 from Thomasville, N.C. He worked in sales for Electrolux Co. and most recently as a security guard at Shipwatch Condominiums, Largo. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Barbara; three sons, Michael Freire, Palm Harbor, Joseph Freire, Charlotte, N.C., and Scott Freire, Alexandria, Va.; three daughters, Kirstin Pratt, Lakeland, Melissa Nunley, Lawton, Okla., and Karen Muendell, Westchester County, N.Y.; his father, Horace M. Arnt, Bay Pines; a brother, John, Ridgewood, N.J.; and 13 grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

MATTINGLY, JANICE F., 66, of Largo, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was a runway model for Wells department store and enjoyed fashion, long lunches and dancing. Survivors include three daughters, Julia Harris, Largo, and Teresa C. West and Claudia F. Shelton, both of Evansville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, Evansville, Ind.

SHAPIRO, GAIL T., 62, of Largo, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) at home. She came here in 1988 from her native Cincinnati. She was a nurse and worked many years at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was Jewish and a member of the National Wildlife Federation. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Shapiro, Largo, and Robyn Shapiro, Cincinnati; a son, Richard, and a sister, Jude Tessel, both of Cincinnati. National Cremation Society, Largo.

SVERAK, IRENE I., 81, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1974 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at the gift shop at Largo Medical Center and for local elementary schools. She was a member and eucharistic lay minister at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. She enjoyed bingo, dancing and playing cards. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Hanke, Key West; a son, Ronald Harding, Burbank, Ill.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

TOOLE, FRANCES B., 85, of Largo, died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2005) at home. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, Largo.

WATSON, PATTI, 41, of Largo, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005) at home. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and came here in 1961 from New York. Survivors include her husband, Dennis; two sons, Sean Pattison, Largo, and David Watson, Clearwater; four daughters, Britney Watson, Clearwater, Jenipher Watson, Brooksville, Carrie Watson, Safety Harbor, and Robin Watson, New Port Richey. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, Largo.

WHITE, BERNADETTE, 96, of Largo, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2005) at home. She was born in Fall River, Mass., and came here in 1965 from Wayne, N.J. She was a retired seamstress and Catholic. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in New Jersey. Survivors include two sons, Earl Jr., Largo, and Frank Sr., Totowa, N.J.; a sister, Amelia Dwyer, Fall River; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

WOLFE, MARGARET D., 94, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Alabama, moved to Tampa many years ago from Dayton, Ohio, and moved to Largo in 1989 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Hiers, Largo; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.


AMORE, CATHERINE R. (CAMPBELL), 81, of Seminole, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1986 from her native Beverly, Mass. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charlie A.; three daughters, Barbara Moran, Dorchester, Mass., Carol Amore, Beverly, and Sally Amore, Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, William, Beverly, and Thomas, Odessa; two sisters, Jean Osgood, St. Augustine, and Caroline Andersen, Hamilton, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren. Grondin Funeral Home, Beverly, Mass.

ARMSTRONG, MILDRED M. "MID," 87, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Alliance, Ohio, and came here in 1982 from Mansfield, Ohio. She was a sales associate for the Ohio Brass Co. for 30 years. She was a member of Church By The Sea, the Tides Golf Club and was past president of Friends and Neighbors. She was an avid golfer and bridge player. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Farnsworth, St. Petersburg; a sister, Barbara Mann, Alliance; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-N.E. St. Petersburg.

GNAGY, WALTER L., 80, of Colville, Wash., and Seminole, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Tacoma, Wash., and was a geologist. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Bahai. Survivors include his wife, Dolly W.; and a daughter, Heidi Porth, both of Colville; a son, Dana, Acworth, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Irene Rainville, Hanover, Pa., and Madeline Dawkin, Seminole; two stepsons, Ernest Weeks, Springfield, Va., and Harry Weeks, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Richard, Sacramento, Calif., and Merle, Colville; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

JONES, BERTIE SHELLY, 87, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Pleasant Garden, N.C., and came here in 2004 from Greensboro, N.C. She was a homemaker and attended Faith Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Robert E., Waynesboro, Ga.; two daughters, Carolyn Tinnen, Seminole, and Janet Ann Chamberlain, Pleasant Garden; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.