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Beulah Taylor, 76, of Inverness
Beulah M. Taylor, 76, of Inverness died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000. She was born in Mabscott, W. Va., and came to Inverness five years ago from Plant City. She was a retired health service coordinator for the State of Florida. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Plant City. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Hitson of Inverness and Gene Hitson of Plant City; one daughter, Margaret Murphy of Burnsville, N.C.; a sister, Hazel Erickson of Tampa; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Willard Anderson, 80, of Homosassa
Willard G. Anderson, 80, of Homosassa died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000. Born in Milan, N.H., he came here 11 years ago from Sturbridge, Mass. He was a retired machinist for R&A Machine Co. of Worcester, Mass. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a volunteer for Daystar Life Center in Spring Hill, a former Little League volunteer and Lions Club member with 25 years of service in Massachusetts. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Kathleen (Sullivan) Anderson of Homosassa; two sons, Brian P. Anderson and John R. Anderson both of Worcester, Mass.; one sister, Eleanor Lansdale of Eugene, Ore.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Viola Clark, 90, of Inverness
Viola M. Clark, 90, of Inverness died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. She was born in Canaan, N.Y., and came to Inverness two months ago from Pittsfield, Mass. She was a homemaker and wife of the late Arthur W. Clark. Surviving are two sons, Bruce Clark of Inverness and Roger Clark of Palmer, Mass.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home, Inverness.

Charlotte Holz, 92, of Irmo, S.C.
Charlotte Holz, 92, of Irmo, S.C., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000. Born in Weinssenfels, Germany, she was the daughter of Paul and Paulin Hatterbraucher Walther. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was the wife of the late Adolf Holz. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and James Pappas; daughter-in-law, Rose Holz of Long Island, N.Y.; sister, Ilse Staeger of Germany; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Arthur Holz, and grandson, Eric Holz. Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Lexington, Columbia, and Chapin, S.C.

Mary Johnson, 79, of Ocala
Mary Johnson, 79, of Ocala died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Estelle's Hospice House in Ocala. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Jan. 18, 1921, to Peter and Mary (Olree) VanRosenberg, she came to Marion County in 1971 from Washington, N.J. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of the Ocala West United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Walter A. and Joyce Johnson of Springfield, Mo.; her daughter and son-in-law, Judith M. and Angelo Ingrassia of Inverness; her brother, William VanRosenberg of Hawaii; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Donna Ingrassia, March 16, 2000. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Eugene Shanlin, 69, of Dunnellon
Eugene Franklin Shanlin, 69, of Dunnellon died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Nature Coast Regional Hospital, Williston. Born in New York, City, he came here in 1987 from New Hampshire. He was a retired police officer for the New York City Police Department and later with Dunnellon Police Department. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, Dunnellon. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Jim Overton of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Richard Shanlin of Dunnellon; and three grandchildren, Robert Ferris and Gregory and Caitlin Overton, San Antonio, Texas. Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon.

Margaret Fowler, 82, of Floral City
Margaret S. Fowler, 82, of Floral City died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Avante at Inverness. Born in Atlanta, Ga., on May 11, 1918, to John Henry and Lizzie (Reed) Smedley, she came here 25 years ago from Los Angeles. She was a retired secretary with the Pittsburgh Health Department, with 15 years of service, and with Security Pacific Bank of California. She was a member of the Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh for 20 years and a member of the Angules Mesa Presbyterian Church of California for 10 years. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Rudolph T. Fowler; a sister, Lula Lewis of Inverness; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Henrietta Magnuson, 88, of Beverly Hills
Henrietta Magnuson, 88, of Beverly Hills died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Beverly Hills 19 years ago from Dania, Fla. She was a retired bookkeeper for a bakery. She was Lutheran. She was the wife of the late Eric Magnuson. Her brother, Edwin Hendrickson of Beverly Hills, survives her. Hooper Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Maria Moniz, 89, of Citrus Hills
Maria Moniz, 89, of Citrus Hills died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at her residence under the loving care of her family. She was born in Sao Miguel, Acores, and came here five years ago from there. She was a retired factory worker in the bottling industry. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joaoda Costa; father, Francisco Moniz; mother, Teresa DeJesus; three brothers, Manuel, Gabriel and Jose Moniz; and two sisters, Euangelina Moniz and Jorgina Tomei. Surviving are two sisters, Conceicao Almeida of Toronto, Canada, and Constantina Moniz of Sao Miguel, Acores; two daughters, Jorgina Machado, and Maria C. Rego of Warren, R.I.; three granddaughters; three grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and close friend, Diane Lanour of Citrus Hills. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Betty Hansel, 70, of Citrus Springs
Betty M. Hansel, 70, of Citrus Springs died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000. She was born in Marysville, Mich., and came here four years ago from Ocala. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Lloyd Hansel of Citrus Springs; three daughters, Gail Brown and husband, Paul, of Burton, Mich., Wanda Hansel and Tammy Hansel, both of Mount Morris, Mich.; two sons, Gary Hansel of Rome, N.Y., and Scott Hansel and wife, Denise, of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; sister, Joyce Mortinger of Liberal, Kan.; brother, Dana Mitchell of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.

Minnie Kirkland, 98, of Inglis
Minnie D. Kirkland, 98, of Inglis died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in Crystal River. She was born in Broaddus, Texas, and came here in 1912 from there. She was a homemaker and a member of the Red Level Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, Herbert Clyde Kirkland of Inglis; three sisters, Faye Georgette of Jacksonville, Abby Hood of Inglis and Flonnie Hood of Inverness; brother, Kelly Runnels of Inglis; three grandchildren, Kenneth Clyde Kirkland of Alaska, Gregory Herbert Kirkland of Inglis and Sandra Gail Patrick of Ocala; and four great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.

Mary Pluff, 95, of Homosassa
Mary C. Pluff, 95, of Homosassa died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came here from Washington. She lived in Pine Run, Ocala, until 1989, then moved to Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa. She was employed by Molly Bellís Restaurant in Washington. Her hobbies included knitting. Surviving are her husband, William J. Pluff of Homosassa; son, Michael Bell of Kingsville, Texas; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Bell of California. Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala.

Glenn Thompson, 72, of Inverness
Glenn Howard Thompson, 72, of Royal Oaks, Inverness, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Mariner Health of Inverness. Born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 7, 1928, to Frank and Mathilda Thompson, he came here four years ago from Palm Harbor. He was a retired printer and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was Catholic. Surviving are his loving wife, Jane (OíReilly) Thompson, and his daughter, Julie M. Roberts of St. Petersburg. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

Connie Bailey, 60, of Hernando
Connie Bailey, 60, of Hernando, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 26, 1940, in Lyndonville, Vt., to Cecil and Beatrice LaClair. Bailey moved to Hernando in 1998 from Greenville, S.C. She was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include three sons, Alan Bailey and Andrew Bailey, both of Greer, S.C., and Matthew Bailey of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Beverly Sylvester of Greenville, S.C.; sister, Judith Stowell of Lyndonville, Vt.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home of Inverness.

Nick Ciccarone, 79, of Homosassa
Nick Francis Ciccarone, 79, of Homosassa, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. He was born in Sharon, Pa., and came here 11 years ago from Salem, S.C. He was a retired paperhandler. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He belonged to St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Crystal River. Survivors include his wife, Marian Ciccarone of Homosassa; a brother, Michael Ciccarone of Sharon, Pa.; a sister, Mildred Zappa of Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Walter Donaldson, 76, of Inverness
Walter Lee Donaldson, 76, of Inverness, died at home Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Surrency, Ga., he was born on April 5, 1924. He came to Florida 15 years ago from St. Louis, where he retired after 22 years of service from McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft as a technical specialist in quality assurance. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Survivors included his wife of 43 years, Mary March Donaldson; two sons, Glenn W. Donaldson and wife Donna O'Fallon of Mo. and R. Drew Donaldson and wife Holly Summerfield of Florida; one daughter, Michelle Augustine-Fretz and husband Ed of Floral City; three half-brothers, James Mitchell of Commerce, Ga., David Mitchell of Chico, Ga., and Robert Mitchell of Rock Hill, S.C.; one half-sister, Edna Behrens of St. Simon Island, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.

Jim Greenwood, 72, of Chassahowitzka
Jim Greenwood, 72, of Chassahowitzka, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. He was born in Big Rapids, Mich., and came here three years ago. He was a retired carrier for the U.S. Post Office with 27 years of service. He also worked as a security officer for Glen Lakes of Spring Hill. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 6252 in Comstock, Mich., and belonged to the Florida Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Weeki Wachee. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Greenwood of Chassahowitzka; two sons, Richard Greenwood of Grand Terrace, Calif., and Gary Greenwood of Calif.; a daughter, Faith Rosela Jay of Hesperia, Calif.; a stepson, Mitchell Lamons of Clermont; four stepdaughters, Valerie Way of New Albany, Ind., Dawn Pierce of Sturgis, Mich., Lorie Borgman of Tampa and Shelley Lamons of Kalamazoo, Mich.; six brothers, Vern Greenwood, Leo Greenwood, Peter Greenwood, and Jerry Greenwood, all of Kalamazoo, Mich., Keith Greenwood of Mississippi and Stanley Greenwood of Muskegon, Mich.; sister, Emma Jean Culver of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren

Mary Hinde, 69, of Homosassa Springs
Mary M. Hinde, 69, of Homosassa Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born in Key West on July 13, 1925, to John and Jane (Lewis) Marshall. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include four sons, Albert Hinde, Vance Hinde, John Hinde Jr., and John Raspante; two daughters, Gloria Mariscal and Brenda Morris; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness

T. Eric Hudspeth, 62, of Homosassa
T. Eric Hudspeth, 62, of Homosassa, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. He was born in Concord, N.C., and came here seven years ago from Aiken, S.C. He was vice president of Source Inc., where he was a worldwide salesman in the animal health industry. He was an avid fisherman and yachtsman. He was well-respected at major horse racing tracks in the United States and Great Britain. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Flynn Hudspeth; two sons, Thomas ''Kyler'' Hudspeth of Homosassa and William ''Bill'' Hudspeth of Weatherford, Texas; father, Thomas W. Hudspeth of St. Petersburg; brother, Mike Hudspeth of St. Petersburg; three grandchildren, Kody Hudspeth of Homosassa, Haley Hudspeth and Weston Hudspeth, both of Weatherford, Texas; and two godsons, Marc and Morgan Luttrell, both of Willis, Texas. Hoover Funeral Homes, the Homosassa Chapel.

Peter Kaplenk, 24, of Homosassa
Peter J. Kaplenk, 24, of Homosassa, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and came to Homosassa five years ago from Otsego, Mich. He was a graduate of CREST School and a student at the Key Training Center. He is survived by his mother, Carol Lunsford of Homosassa; two brothers, Michael P. Kaplenk of Grants Pass, Ore., and Daniel M. Kaplenk of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Phyliss A. Chase of Holderness, N.H., and Patricia L. Bough of Kalamazoo. Hooper Funeral Home, the Homosassa Chapel.

Joseph Montpelier, 78, of Crystal River
Joseph F. Montpelier, 78, of Crystal River, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. He was born in Centreville, R.I. He came here 24 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was retired from the United States Army, a master sergeant who served during World War II. He was also a Pearl Harbor survivor. In recent years, he worked as a delivery man for the St. Petersburg Times and also was an employee of Publix supermaket in Crystal River. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Montpelier, who died Feb. 24, 2000. He is survived by his daughter Carlene and her husband Richard Carroll of Crystal River; two grandchildren, Jeff and Rick Carroll; and three great-grandchildren, Chris, Ryan, and Logan. Strickland Funeral Home of Crystal River.

John Lule, 72, of Homosassa
John F. Lule, 72, of Homosassa died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000. He came to Homosassa six years ago from Huntington, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Mary Price Lule; six children, Jean, Joan Williams, Jack Jr., Richard, Bill and Michael; 15 grandchildren; and sister, Mary Mead. The Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Patrick's Church, Huntington, N.Y. M.A. Connell Funeral Home, Huntington, N.Y.


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