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BRYANT, ELIZABETH P., 97, of Crystal River, died Monday (Feb. 27, 2006) at her daughter's home in St. Petersburg. Born in Auburn, N.Y., she came to Crystal River in 1996. She was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Betty June Brown, Crystal River, and Mary Detrick, St. Petersburg; two sons, George Bryant, Hamilton, Ohio, and Joseph, Cincinnati; two sisters, Catherine Yankton and Mildred Sobus, both of Auburn; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

FLORIN, TIA JEAN, 18, of Inverness, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2006) in Inverness. She was a life resident of her native Inverness. She attended Floral City Elementary, Inverness Middle and Citrus High Schools. She was very active in the Youth Group of The Vineyard Church. Survivors include her father, Lenny, Inverness; a brother, Thomas James Black, Brooksville; grandparents, Kent and Charlotte Higginbotham, Brooksville; grandfather, Samuel Ewell, Galatia, Ill.; several uncles and aunts including Tia Florin Nelson; and several cousins. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Cremation, Inverness.

LONG, ROBERT SCHOONOVER, 79, of Homosassa, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2006) in Tampa. Born in Mountainside, N.J., He came here 10 years ago from Whitehouse Station, N.J. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was self-employed in the construction industry. He was a member of the Crystal River American Legion and was a crime watch volunteer. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Meryl F.; three sons, James R. and Robert S., both of Homosassa, and Jody, Georgia; three daughters, Michelle Goodwin, Seaside Heights, N.J., Bonnie Belliet, Homosassa, and Vernita Long, New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

McKINNEY, MARGUERITE N., 89, of Inverness, died Sunday (Feb. 26, 2006) in the Riverfront Nursing Home of Bradenton. She was born in Marseilles, Ill. and came to the Inverness area in 1977 from Michigan. She was a school system food service employee. Survivors include two daughters, Loleta Owen, Bradenton, and Iola McCoy, Greenwood, Calif.; a son, Richard, Hyden, Ky.; a half-brother, Van Decker; a half-sister, Martha Gula; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

MOLINERO, BEATRICE INEZ, 86, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2006) in the Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Crystal River. She was born in Gillespie, Ill., and came to this area in 1997 from Tavanier. She was a human resources manager for Woolworth Stores. Survivors include three sons, Frank J. Molinero, Beverly Hills, Gerald A. Skertich, Houston, and Kenneth M. Skertich, Palos Park, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.