Sheron Lynn Sharp, 60 Inverness
Sheron Lynn Sharp, 60, Inverness, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at her home.
She was born March 6, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Calif. to Eloise Zimmerman and Neal Batson.
She came to Inverness five years ago from Alpena, Mich.
She was a certified nursing assistant.
She was a board member of the Huron Humane Society in Alpena, Mich.
A son, Tony Kramer, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Gary L. Sharp of Inverness, a daughter, Kristie Lake of Inverness; stepdaughter, Wendy Davis of Augusta, Ga.; four stepsons, Timothy Sharp of Columbia, S.C., Thomas Sharp, James Sharp and Gary Sharp, all of Alpena, Mich.; stepfather, Stanley Splitt of Alpena, Mich.; a brother, Neal Batson Jr. of Utica, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
Alyssa Nicole Workman, 18 months Inglis
Alyssa Nicole Workman, 18 months, Inglis, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
She was born May 30, 2002, in Crystal River to Brian E. and Jody Lane (Castell) Workman.
She was a member of the 1st Pentecostal Church of Inglis.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her brother, Douglas Vernon Castell and sister, Callie Cate Workman both of Inglis; maternal grandparents, Joe and Sharon Richardson and paternal great grandmother, Mildred Deland, all of Homosassa; maternal great grandfather, Vladimir Nikolaiev of Brandon; an aunt and uncle; and five cousins.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
Donnie Lee "Don" Deckard, 63 Floral City
Donnie Lee "Don" Deckard, 63, Floral City, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at his home.
Born Aug. 1, 1940, in Kentucky, he came to the area two years ago from Tampa.
He was a pipe fitter for the Tampa Shipyard.
He was Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Ada Million, Floral City; and three brothers, John Deckard, and Elmer Deckard Jr., both of Tampa, and Dale Deckard, Lutz.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness
Robert A. Fredericks, 83 Beverly Hills
Robert A. Fredericks, 83, Beverly Hills, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, in Crystal River.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and moved to the area 11 years ago from Freehold, N.J.
He retired from the Stauffer Chemical Co. in Dayton, N.J. where he worked for 30 years as an office manager.
He was a U.S. Army Aircorps veteran who served during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Harry F. Nesbitt VFW Post No. 10087
He was also a member of the Beverly Hills Fishing Club and Shuffleboard Club and the Beverly Hills Recreational Association.
He was Methodist.
A brother, Charles Fred-ericks, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ann. M. Fredericks of Beverly Hills; son, Robert Shaw and his wife, Cheryl, of Clearwater; and a grandson.
Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills
Maria Gligore, 83 Floral City
Maria Gligore, 83, Floral City, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness.
Born Nov. 22, 1919, to Constantin and Saveta Pop, she moved to the area in 1982 from Romania.
She was a homemaker. She was Romanian Orthodox.
Her husband, Andrei, and three sons Ghita, Marcel and Andrei preceded her in death.
Survivors include her two sons, Petru Pop of Romania and Remus Gligore of Brooksville; four daughters, Marioara Gligore of Floral City, Elisaveta Rizea of Romania, Olga Bartos of Hallandale and Olimpia Mundrean of Floral City; sister, Zorita Alba of Parma Heights, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
William Franklin James II, 33 Morrisville, N.C.
William Franklin "Frank" James II, 33, of Morrisville, died Friday, Sept. 5, in Raleigh.
He was a deputy sheriff with the Wake County Sheriff's department, and his death occurred responding to a call on active duty.
James was a U.S. Navy veteran where he served our country in the Gulf War.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morrisville.
Surviving include his wife; April T. James, of Morrisville; a son; Travis James, of Morrisville; his mother, Miriam James, of Gibsonville, N.C.; a brother, Steve Clapp and his wife Sherri, of Gibsonville; a sister, Teresa Jordan and her husband, Danny, of Tampa; his father and mother in-law, Brant and Becky Thompson, of Cheraw, S.C; and a sister in-law, Christy Thompson, of Florence, S.C.
Apex Funeral Home, Apex, N.C.
Mary H. McGrath, 83 Beverly Hills
Mary H. McGrath, 83, Beverly Hills, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, in Lecanto.
Born May 22, 1920, in New York City, N.Y.. to James and Ellen McCooey Hanlon, she moved to the area in 1990 from Venice.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Her husband John J. McGrath preceded her in death in 1973.
Survivors include a cousin, Peggy Nolan of Beverly Hills.
Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills
Bradley Steven Opatz, infant Crystal River
Bradley Steven Opatz, infant, Crystal River, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River.
Survivors include his parents, Steven and Julie Opatz; brother, Christopher Opatz; sister Amber Piekarski of Little Falls, Minn.; maternal grandmother, Doris Saldana of Rice, Minn.; maternal grandfather, Charles Bongo of Leesburg; paternal grandparents, Richard and Marie Opatz of Little Falls, Minn.; paternal great grandparents, Rose and George Opatz of Royalton, Minn.; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River
Wilda M. Whitehead, 94 Floral City
Wilda M. Whitehead, 94, Floral City, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Tandem Health Care in Lakeland.
She was born March 5, 1909, in Woodsfield, Ohio to Emma and William T. Christman.
She was a retired waitress.
She was Protestant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Pete) Gibison.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Lee Garner and Debrah L. Powell; five stepchildren, Chester Dabbs, William Dabbs, Earl Whitehead, Buddy Whitehead and Wayne Whitehead; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River