Published Feb. 18, 2009|Updated Feb. 18, 2009

BARRAVECCHIO, Alfred 79, of Hudson died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Survived by 7 children; 15 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, Feb. 19, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson. Funeral mass Friday, Feb. 20, 11:30 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson 727-868-4441

BECKMAN, Signe 101, of Hudson, died Feb. 16. Survivors include her daughter, Arlene Voit; 5 grandchildren and several great-grands & great-great-grands. Faupel FH 727-849-9964

BENTON-DAVIS, Sallie Marie, 54, of Bushnell, formerly, of Brooksville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, in Brooksville Regional Hospital. Survived by her loving family. Turner F.H. 352-796-3588

BEVIS, John Leslie Fudge 83, of Clearwater passed away Saturday, Feb. 14th, 2009, at Sunset Point Rehab & Nursing Center. Eternal Rest Memories Park & Funeral Home 727-733-2300

BON, Maria 89, of Berkeley Manor, died Feb. 15, 2009. Survived by husband, Michael; son, Jerry; daughter, Orisia; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons 352-596-4991

BROWN, Debra Marie 55, of Riverview, died Feb. 12. Survived by her loving family. Service Feb. 21, 2 pm at River of Life Church, Riverview. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

CEASE, William C. 86, of Seminole passed away Feb. 13, 2009. He was born in Wildwood, NJ, and moved here in 1977, from Berlin, NJ where he owned an automobile dealership. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Bill was a 35 year member of the U.S. and Boca Ciega Power Squadron. He was a lifetime member and Quartermaster of VFW Post # 6253 in Berlin, NJ. Bill was involved with many organizations such as the Elks Lodge, St. Pete Beach Yacht Club and Old Salts Fishing Club. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Deloy-Marich. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth J. "Betty"; a son, William Gary Cease; grandchildren Debbie Fox-Marich, Beth Marich and Gary Cease and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service and gathering of friends will be 4 pm Wednesday, Feb. 25th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Visit his online memorial at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home Seminole 727-391-0121

CONLEY, Cecil II 62, of Safety Harbor, died Feb. 16, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Carole A.; 5 children and 14 grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

CONOMOS, Mary 91, April 29, 1917- Feb. 17, 2009. Survived by her husband Nick; daughters, Carol Bitsimis (Gregory), Helen Caros (Kyriakos) and Anna Tripodis (Stanton); 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was born in Kythera, Greece. The family relocated to Clearwater in 1973. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at 11 am at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Entombment will follow at the Sylvan Abbey Mausoleum. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992

CRINO, Anthony "Tony" 85, of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 16. Survived by children, Tony, Greg, and Starr; sister, Margaret; & 8 grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon 942-0515

CROSBY, David W. 81, died Feb. 14, 2009. Funeral Mass 9:30 am Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial Florida National. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville

DULAN, Edward F. 78, of Clearwater passed away Saturday, Feb. 14th, 2009, at his residence. Eternal Rest Memories Park & Funeral Home 727-733-2300

EISENBISE, Allan G. 62, of Largo, died Feb. 14, 2009 at Bay Pines VAMC. Graveside service will be at 2:30 pm, Feb 19th at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Veterans Funeral Care 524-9202

ENIX, Clyde E. 86, of Spring Hill (Pasco), died Sunday, Feb. 15. Born in Ages, KY, he lived in Shady Hills, FL and worked as a line-a-type setter for the St. Petersburg Times when he was a young man. He later owned Enix & Sons Dairy in the late 50's to early 70's and later opened a print shop in Port Richey, until he retired in the 90's. Clyde is survived by his sons, Dale Enix, of Georgia, Dennis Enix & wife, Mary Lou, of Missouri, Mark Enix & wife, Michele, of Florida; daughter, Nancy Bentley & husband, Allen of Florida; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Polly Tibbits, and Alta Herlston of St. Petersburg and brother, Bob Enix in Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice or Berea College. Visitation Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, 11 am until the service starts at 1 pm at Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson, 727-868-4441

EPSTEIN, Harriet 79, of Largo, passed Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Survived by daughter Amy Carnazza. Mohn Funeral Home/Cremations Seminole, FL 727-393-3481

EWIN, William Everett III, "Bill", 60, passed away Feb. 16, 2009. He is survived by his parents, William Everett Ewin, Jr., and Marie Ewin; his brother, Terry; his sister, Therese Montanari; former wife, Helen; stepdaughter, Tara and stepgrandchild, Blake. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 am at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (Our Lady's Chapel). Burial with military honors will be Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 am at Bay Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the VA Hospice. On line Memorial & Guestbook @ Brett Funeral Home 727-321-3321

FORRESTER, Ruth D. 64, of Zephyrhills, died Feb. 15. Survived by husband, Dale; 7 step children; 4 siblings; & step grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441

FREDERICK, Charles C. 55, of Tampa, died Jan. 8, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900

FREEMAN, Charles "Chuck" 67, of New Port RIchey, died Feb. 16. Survived by wife, Roberta; children, Christoper, Daniel, Kelly, Pamela; sister & grandchildren. Dobies F.H. Congress St 727-841-7555

FRY, Permilia E. 89, passed Feb. 12, 2009, at Oak Hill Hospital. Survived by daughter Carol; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandson; and loving family and friends. Brewer & Sons 352-688-4991

GILBERT, Mary W. 85, of Valrico, died Feb. 6. Service 3 pm Feb. 23 at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 Knights Ave. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed Stowers Funeral Home

GOUTHRO, Elmer A. Age 78, died peacefully after a long illness Feb. 12, 2009. A Boston native, he lived on Cape Cod for many years, followed by 30 years residence in Gulfport. Mr. Gouthro was an accomplished interior decorator. As a young man, Mr. Gouthro served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He is the beloved son of the late Elmer S. and Jenny Gouthro of Quincy, MA; loving sister Joan Levy of Braintree, MA and loving brothers Fred Gouthro of Weymouth, MA and the late James Gouthro of Quincy, MA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. At the request of the deceased, services and interment will be private at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

GRAF Charles Francis III passed into the presence of the Lord on Sun., Feb. 15, 2009. He is survived by his wife Doreen; sons Chuck, Lee & David; daughter Kathleen. He leaves behind 13 grand-children & 6 great grand-children. Charles served valiantly as a Forward Observer in the Korean war. There will be a memorial service at the North Dunedin Baptist Church on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

GROVES, Beulah M. 88, died Feb. 15, 2009. She is survived by her loving family of 4 children; 13 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren. Condolences at

HARDMAN, Sue Lynn 62, of St. Petersburg, died Friday Jan. 23, 2009, in Sibley, IA. Sue was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Charleston, WV, to William and Pauline (Samuels) Kuhn. Sue was a teacher in the Pinellas County School System for over 30 years. She was an active member of Lutheran Church of the Cross. Sue is survived by daughters, Gyan Hardman of St. Petersburg, and Liz (Ryan) Radtke of Worthington, MN; grand-children, Anna and William Radtke; brother, Bill Kuhn of Summersville, WV; her companion, Jerry Russell of Archdale, NC. A service will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at 4 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in St. Petersburg.

HARKEY, Scott T. of Palm Harbor, died Feb. 14, 2009. Survived by wife Victoria and son Thomas. Visitation Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6-8 pm. Funeral service Thursday, Feb. 19, 12 pm at Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Clearwater. Dobies Funeral Home - Tarpon Chapel

HARRIS, Walter Lee 99, of Ridge Manor, died Feb. 11. Survived by his wife of 73 years, Thelma; and loving family. Service at a later date in Richwood, OH. Hodges Family Funeral Home

HICKS, Joe Clyde 78, of New Port Richey, died Feb. 16. Survived by wife, Lila; sons, Larry and Brian; 5 sisters and 4 grandchildren. Dobies FH, Congress Street 841-7555

HORN, Richard L. 74, of Largo, passed away Feb. 16, 2009. Visit his online memorial at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home Seminole 727-391-0121

HOWARD, Rose Marie 73, of Spring Hill, died Monday, Feb. 16. Survived by children, Tammy, Kimberly, Wendy and John; 2 sisters; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation Friday, Feb. 20, 1-3 pm with service at 3 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441

Iyanna Beard Happy Birthday Everytime I hear your beautiful voice on my phone message, it reminds me of all the wonderful years my life was blessed with you. I love & miss you - Dad

KEEGAN, Joseph Gerald 94, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2009, in St. Petersburg. He was born Aug. 10, 1914, in East Weymouth, MA, the seventh of 12 children born to Charles Keegan and Agnes Toomey Keegan. He served in the Seabees during WWII, later returning to the Boston area to continue working in the Local 537 Pipefitters Union. During his 65 years in the Union, he worked all over the country building power plants, including nuclear. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of both the South Shore Country Club in Hingham, Massachusetts and the Pasadena Country Club in Gulfport. Until very recently, he was able to drive from his home in St. Petersburg to visit family and friends all over the country. The many Keegan nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews looked forward to seeing Uncle Joe, and they were all very special to him. Everyone will especially miss Joe's love of life and his sly sense of humor. He is survived by a brother, Frank Garrett Keegan; his wife Elinore, and three sisters, Mary Keegan Heath, Ellen Keegan Burton, and Elizabeth Keegan. Joe was predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters and by Florence Hagen Keegan, his wife of 27 years. A funeral mass will be held at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 5800 15th Avenue South, Gulfport on Feb. 23, 2009, at 9 am. Following that there will be a burial service at 10:45 am at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL. Arrangements are by ALife Tribute Funeral Care, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. South, Gulfport. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory may be given to the charity of your choice.

LITTLE, Louise E. 84, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 16, 2009. Visitation for friends will be 11-11:30 am Feb. 19, 2009 at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.

LOMAX, Eric B. 90, of Clearwater, passed away Feb. 16. He is survived by wife, Mickey; daughter, Lynda (Richard) Bucciarelli; and grandchildren, Amy and Christopher. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Gainesville and inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. NCS Clearwater

LONGAIR, Lilli I. 97, of Tarpon Springs, died Feb. 12, 2009. Survived by her son, Wayne; 3 grandchildren; & 2 great-grandchildren Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, FL 863-385-0125

MARSHALL, Drusilla Wyzell 65, died Feb. 13, Survived by her children, Cynthia, Alicia, Joseph, Sheldon; 14 siblings and a host of other relatives and friends. Stone's Memorial Funeral Home

MARTELLY, Emmanuel 63, of Tampa, died Jan. 12, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900

MASON, Timothy Louis 49, of St. Petersburg died on Feb. 11, 2009. Mason was a native of St. Petersburg, working as a commercial Roofer with Silver System Roofing Company. He resided in Tampa several years, where he was a member of Trinity Gospel Community Church, before returning to St. Petersburg 5 years ago. Survivors include five sisters, Lou Ella Williams, husband Larry, Patricia Givens, husband Gary, Sandra Givens, Rosanna Givens, husband James and Toni Coleman, husband Melvin; brothers, Donald Mason, wife Starr and Elder Gregory Mason, wife Dorian; maternal grandmother Ethel M. Orum. Funeral service Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, 11 am, Grace Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 3901 37th Street, Tampa. Visitation hours 4-7 pm, Friday, Feb. 20th, family will receive friends 6 pm at Smith Funeral Home. Friends may share condolences at Smith Funeral Home 727-894-2266

MAYNARD, Sharann A. 64, of Land O'Lakes, died Feb. 15, 2009. Survived by her husband, 3 sons, a daughter, 13 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation 727-517-2340

McCABE, Helen 93, of Largo died Feb. 15, at Mease Continuing Care Dunedin. Survived by daughter Barbara Fisher (Harry Butler); 1 granddaughter, Beverly Gordon; 2 great-grandchildren.

McKENNA, Charles R. 85, of Sun City Center, died Jan. 30. Survived by a loving family. Service at Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Sun City Center Florida on Feb. 28, 2009 at 10 am.

McNALLY, Robert C. "Bob" 84, of St. Pete Beach, died on Feb. 14th. Bob was born in Schenectady, NY, residing in Seattle, WA prior to moving his family to St. Pete Beach in 1962. He was an aviator in the US Navy, serving in WWII and Korea. He retired from Honeywell with 36 years of service. Bob was impassioned by tennis and sailing. He was married to Mary Ellen McNally for 62 years before her death last year. Surviving children include Mike McNally and his wife Marianne of Mechanicsburg, PA; Mary Landry and her husband Pete of Hendersonville, NC; Mark McNally and his wife Monica of St. Augustine, FL; Anne Ramirez and her husband Ed of Fletcher, NC; Kim Stoddard and her partner Mark Jackson of Madeira Beach, FL; John McNally and his wife Janine of Jupiter, FL; and Tom McNally and his wife Melanie of Orlando, FL. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A private memorial will be held for the family at a later date.

MENDELSOHN, Beedie Weiss, 76 of St. Petersburg died Feb. 16, 2009. A native of Montreal, Beedie came here several years ago and was a retired bookkeeper. She is survived by her loving children Dr. Allan (Becky) Weiss and Yvette Weiss; devoted brother Abraham Kabak and cherished grandchildren Brittany, Daniel & Sarah. Graveside services will be Thursday in Los Angeles. Donations would be appreciated to the American Heart Association. Online guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 381-4911

MESA, Harold Rodriguez 1917-2009, form-erly of Jefford St., Clearwater, and Ross Ave., Tampa. Harold, age 91 years, passed peacefully in his sleep at St. Joseph's John Knox Village Medical Center on the 4th day of Feb. in the year 2009. Beloved son of the late Eladio Mesa and Estella R. Mesa and loved brother of Fernando R. Mesa of John Knox Village & the late Joseph R. Mesa. Harold was a long time Clearwater restaurateur who operated The Grey Moss Inn and The West Coast Hotel on Fort Harrison in the winter months and in the summer months lived in Cape Cod, Mass. He was a member of The Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Clearwater, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa. He will be sadly missed by his brother and his numerous friends. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Harold's name to the Humane Society of Tampa. Flowers will also be accepted. A memorial mass for Harold will be held Monday, March 2, 2009 at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 S. Florida Ave, Tampa. Interment will immediately follow at the Centro Espanol Memorial Park.

MILLER, Twanyetta Lashonda "Twan" 31, passed away peacefully on Feb. 10, 2009, of a massive heart attack. Twan was a 1995 graduate of Countryside High and a 1999 graduate of Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in finance and Marketing (double major). Twan was a former member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Financial Management Association and Minority Business Society, W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society. Twan was employed by MET Life as an accountant analyst/ associate accountant in the corporate comptrollers office dept. since 2000. She was a former TAC/USA Jr. Olympic National Champion and National record holder. Twan is survived by both parents Linda and Eugene Miller; grandparents, Willie and Jeanette Landy, Willie and Sue Miller; great-grandmother Lola Anderson. Twan was liked, admired, trusted and respected by everyone who knew her. Visitation Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 6 to 8 pm at Young's F.H. 442-2388. Funeral services Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, 11 am at Countryside Christian Center, 1850 No. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. All flowers, sympathy cards, etc., will be appreciated and are to be sent to Young's F.H. by 12 pm (noon) Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.

MORIN, Roosevelt F. 75, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 16, 2009. Survived by his wife, 6 children, 5 siblings, 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Downing Funeral Home 352-684-5334

MOYER, Edward Scott Sr. "Scott", 46, of Kannapolis, NC, died unexpectedly Feb. 15, 2009 at Concord, NC. Funeral is 11 am Thursday, Feb. 19, at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. On-Line condolences may be left at

MUELLER, Harold J. Passed away Feb. 16, 2009. Harold was born March 13, 1926, in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Alex and Hilda Mueller. He married Beatrice Lepsch in 1947, while serving as a Sergeant in the army. After his service, he finished his education at Marquette University. Upon graduating in 1947, Harold and Bea moved to La Crosse Wisconsin to embark upon raising a family and his chosen career as a high school teacher. In 1956, they moved back to Milwaukee where Harold joined his father in the underground utility construction industry. The Company was renamed Mueller Company in 1960, when Harold's brother, Bob, joined them. Over time, Mueller Company evolved into the MRM Technical Group, the largest distribution pipeline construction company in the United States. At its peak, the Company employed almost 3000 people. The company was one of Harold's true joys and he took great pride in challenging and developing its people. He believed anyone could accomplish great things if they were challenged, respected and provided the right tools and direction. His respectful caring touched the lives of employees in over 30 states, 3 countries and 2 continents. In return, he was deeply touched by each of them. The Company was the first in the industry to recognize that investing in its people was both a good business practice and a moral responsibility. Harold's philosophy was to invest in training and promote from within. Along those lines his company was the first in the industry to sponsor its own welding school. In 1989, the company started a management academy at Marquette University in Milwaukee. This three week intensive program was designed to help people discover their real abilities and to help them become confident and successful in their daily lives. More than 300 people took part INMRM Academy and many of them considered their time there to be a watershed moment in their lives. In 1998, the school was expanded to add a graduate academy in England for those that showed both dedication and a desire for continued self-improvement. Harold ensured that the management of the company recognized its moral responsibility for the man in the trenches. In Harold's opinion, the company existed for the benefit of the workers and not the benefit of the owners. This was recognized in 1999, when the company was sold. Employees and members of the employee stock program shared in over $50,000,000 of the proceeds from the sale. In addition to guiding MRM, Harold helped mentor many former employees as they embarked upon careers outside of the company. Many ascended into management positions with competitors and some successfully started and grew their own businesses. Regardless of the paths they chose, Harold always took pleasure from watching their success. Harold and Bea's philosophy of giving was not limited to the business. They also helped raise five children from the Ojibwa tribe at Sandy Lake, Ontario along with providing for the private education of two children from the city of Milwaukee (Glen and Crawford Allen). They took as much pride from the success of these children as they did their own. Harold civic service included Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader, New Berlin Lions Club, City of New Berlin School Board member and New Berlin Police Commission. He was the recipient of the New Berlin Citizen of the Year award, National Utility Contractor's "Ditch Digger of the Year" and, most recently, the Distribution Contractor's Association "Lifetime Achievement Award". Besides work, he enjoyed fishing, travel and helping to mentor his grandchildren as they embarked upon their own careers. Harold is survived by his beloved wife Beatrice; sons James (Jean), Michael (Deanna), Jerold (Elizabeth), Dennis (Kellie) and daughter Jane Koth (Charles); his brother Robert (Catherine) Mueller; 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Alex and Hilda; his sisters June Draeger and Pauline Biskobing; infant son Jon Mueller; grandsons Jon Koth and Joseph Mueller and great-grandchildren J.J. Mueller and Katherine Mueller. The family thanks the staff at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater and Dr. Amin for their wonderful care. Always thanks to all the members of the MRM family for allowing him to be part of your life. There will be a service for family and local friends in Clearwater. A memorial mass will be planned at a later date in Milwaukee, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W. Auer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Moss Feaster Serenity Gardens Largo

MUNSON, Diane 61, of Tampa, died Jan. 13, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900

OSTRANDER, Wilma M. 84, of Largo, where she lived with her daughter Joyce and family until she passed on Feb. 15. Predeceased by husband of 63 years Raymond E. Survived by 8 children Nancy, Barbara, Joyce, Kenneth, Raymond, Dennis, Bruce and Richard; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 am to 11 am with service to follow at NCS Clearwater 4945 East Bay Drive

OTTO, Kenneth Wayne Sr. Passed away Feb. 15, 2009, in Clearwater. Born in Thornton, TX in 1930, Ken grew up in Louisiana and attended LSU where he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees with honors in chemical engineering. He worked for DuPont for 35 years and retired to St. Pete Beach in 1985. Ken was a leading expert and pioneer in the field of computer plant process control and was recognized as an engineering fellow while working at DuPont. He was a member of the 1st Methodist Church in Pasadena. Ken was an avid sailor and a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emma Jean; son Ken Jr. and wife Cathy; son Art and wife Ginger and son Jim; his brother Paul and wife Linda and his five grandchildren, Jason, Katie, Eric, Michael and David. Beach Memorial Chapel St. Pete Beach 727-360-5577

PAPPAS, Philip 85, of Clearwater, passed away on Feb. 16, 2009. He is survived by his loving family. Holloway Funeral Home Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

PIERCE, Mary A. 80, of Hudson, died Feb. 16, 2009. Survived by husband Jack A.; sons Jack W. & Woodrow; daughters Hollis & Susan; 9 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren. NCS/Hudson

RAYFORD, Willie G. 83, of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 13, 2009. He was born in Montgomery, AL and came here in 1959 from Detroit, MI. He was an Army veteran, in the VFW, and a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. He was predeceased by wife Lillian, & son Calvin Story. He is survived by 2 sons; 2 daughters; 1 brother; 4 sisters-in-law; 2 grand-children, and a host of nieces, nephews & cousins. Service Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at 11 am, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church; visitation Friday, 3-8 pm; family greets friends, 6-7; cortege, 2109 26th St. S. Service by Creal Funeral Service Providers Alleviators of Grief

RICHARDSON, Norma Jean 57, of Valrico, died Jan. 12, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900

RIVERA, Alberto 74, of Riverview, died Jan. 9, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900

RIVERA, Antonio of New Port Richey, died Feb. 16. A retired chef, survived by sons, Bernardo & Antonio; & daughter, Rosa. Dobies F.H., Congress Street 841-7555

ROPSON, Ardin 76, of Largo, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. Survived by a loving family. Holloway Funeral Home Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

ROQUEMORE, Clifford D. 66, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Feb. 14, 2009 at St. Anthony's Hospital. He is survived by 2 sons, Stacey and Terry; 1 stepson, Milton Trice, all of St. Petersburg; 3 daughters, Vickie McNair of Whigham, GA; Cicily Flournoy, Teresa Mateen; and 1 stepdaughter, Josette Trice, all of St. Petersburg; 4 sisters, Beatrice Randall, Bonnie Richardson, Perlie Wilson, and Willie Bell Gray, all of St. Petersburg; 23 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Services will be held Feb. 20, 2009 at 6 pm, with viewing starting at 5 pm at Reach the Unreach COGIC, 1315 18th Ave S., St. Petersburg. Young's Funeral Home, 1005 Howard St, Clearwater, FL

RUMMELL, Millard P. 87, of Port Richey, died Feb. 15. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, WWII, & is survived by son, Michael; daughter, Bonnie; & 2 grandchildren.

SELKE, Clifford E. 84, of St. Pete Beach, died Feb. 14 at his daughter's home in Largo. He is survived by his wife, Cherie; daughter, Sharolyn; sons, Ron & Ken; 6 grands; 5 great-grands. ALife Tribute Largo 559-7793

SILLARI, Elsie 86, of Clearwater, passed away on Feb 15th. She is survived by Angelo, her husband of 53 years; son, John; daughter, Ann Politano; sister, Ann and brother, George.

SORRELL, Florence E. "Flo" 91, of St. Petersburg died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Missouri Valley, IA and came here in 2003, from McLean, VA. She was a homemaker and was also a Claims Examiner for Travelers Insurance Company. She was Catholic. She is survived by 1 daughter, Sally M. Snyder of St. Petersburg; 3 sons, James E. of Wethersfield, CT, Michael V. of Warwick, RI, Stephen R. of New Britain, CT; 3 grandsons, James, Brian, Gregory; and 4 great-grandchildren, Alexei, Isabella, June, and Grover. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Edwin V. Sorrell. Online memorial and guest book at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg 727-528-2880

STEVENS, Karen N. 93, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 14. She is survived by her loving family and many friends. NCS - Clearwater

STEWART, Scott of Clearwater, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the age of 54. He was born in Chapel Hill, NC and graduated from Clearwater High School. He retired from Verizon after 30 years of loyal service. Scott is survived by his wife Karen; daughters Leslie Fann (of Durham, NC), Gail King (of Tampa) and Valerie Stewart (of Ft. Lauderdale); mother Caroline Stewart; brother Mark Stewart and nephew Nate Stewart (both of New Orleans, LA). A celebration of Scott's life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 pm at Edgewater Park in Dunedin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Scott's memory to American Forests, 734 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005 (

STOLTZE, Sara C. 80, of Clearwater, died Feb. 16, 2009. Survived by son, Phillip; siblings, Rebecca Kimmel & Fred Robinson; stepmother, Helen Hook. Curlew Hills Funeral Home

STUCKEY, David 80, died Feb. 11. Survived by loving family & friends. Guest book at Services 10 am, Saturday at David C. Gross Funeral Homes 6366 Central Ave. 727-381-4911

STUTZ, Phillip P. 84, of Tampa, died Feb. 11 at home. Survived by his son, David, and daughter, Melissa. No services planned at this time. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

TELLIER, Robert Clement 73, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. He is survived by his brother, Larry and loving family. Holloway Funeral Home Inc. Oldsmar 813-855-2439

THORNE, E. Fordyce 88, of Clearwater passed away Feb. 1, 2009. Born in Philadelphia, Fordyce was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, (1942-1945) wounded at St. Lo, France. He also served in the U.S. Naval Intelligence Reserve from 1951-1959. Fordyce graduated from Temple University with a BA and MA in foreign languages. His doctoral studies were done primarily at West Virginia University. He taught modern languages for 40 years, including 14 at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, PA, and 30 years at West Liberty State College in WV. Fordyce, with his wife, Lois, moved to Florida in 1993 and was a member of the Clearwater Power Squadron, Ancient Mariners, Phi Beta Kappa, Christ United Methodist Church of Wheeling, WV and various veteran, educational and social groups. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, Scott (Marian) Thorne of Morrisville, PA, Beryl (Andy) Cost of Beaufort, SC; Adele (Nick) Falcone of Collegeville, PA; and 3 step- children, Dorothy (Ed) Puhl, Scott Keller, and Laura Miller, all of Gettysburg, PA. Fordyce and Lois have 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grand-children. Fordyce enjoyed travelling throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Western Europe and the Caribbean and was a professional tour leader for many summers. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday Feb. 28, 2009 at 11 am at Regency Oaks, 2770 Regency Oaks Blvd. Clearwater, FL 727-791-3381. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hospice of Florida Suncoast.

TONG, Yik N. 85, of Hudson, died Feb. 16. Survived by one son, three daughters and several grand- children. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson 868-4441

TROBIANO, Rosemary, 63, of New Port Richey, died Feb. 16. Survived by son, Salvatore; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon 942-0515

TUDOR, Richard 55, of Tampa, died Jan. 6, 2009. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary 813-237-2900

TUGGLE, Stanley 83, New Port Richey died Feb. 16. Visitation Thursday, 6-8 pm & Friday, 10-11 am, service at 11 am at Hicks Rd. Baptist Church, Hudson. Dobies Funeral Home-Hudson

VIERRA, James 94, of Brandon, died Feb. 13, Survived by wife, 3 sons, brothers. sisters, and grandchildren. Services in Exeter, RI. Veterans Funeral Care 727-524-9202

WALTON, Helen S. 95, of Clearwater, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and son, William. Born in Green Bay, WI, she came here in 1957 from Minneapolis, MN, She was a member of the Service League in Green Bay, and St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Clearwater. She attended Ward Belmont School for Girls, Lawrence College and University of Wisconsin at Madison. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was the beloved mother of 2 sons, George S. of Clearwater, Robert of Oviedo, FL; 2 daughters, Barbara Livesay of Clearwater, Mary Lou Pittman of Clearwater; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Home 727-446-3055

WHIPPLE, Johnnie B. 60, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Pineview, GA and came here 1974 from there. He was a high school graduate, a chef and a member of Amitoch Baptist Church. He is survived by his companion, Patricia Perry; 1 brother, Richard; 5 sisters, Johnnie Mae, Helen, Mary, Mattie and Janice. Visitation Friday 3-8 pm. Service Saturday 11 am at Creal Funeral Home.

WORDEN, Mack 87, of Clearwater, died Feb 14, 2009. Survived by his loving family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. at