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Obituaries 05/15/08

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By The Staff

Patricia Houchin, 77

Crystal River

Patricia Annette Houchin, 77, of Crystal River, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Hospice House of Citrus County in Lecanto.

Born on November 26, 1930, to Arthur and Hallie Hoffman in St. Petersburg, Florida, she graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1948.

She moved here 3 years ago after retiring from 25 years of service with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department.

She enjoyed gardening and animals.

She is survived by her sons, Robert R. Newberry of St. Pete Beach and Rande W. Newberry and his wife Cecilia of Homosassa, brother, Steve Hoffman of Wildwood, Florida and grandchildren Derek and Chelsea Newberry of Homosassa.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pinellas County. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

Ruth ‘Elaine’ Miller, 70

Gainesville

Ruth “Elaine” Miller, 70, of Gainesville, passed away May 12, 2008, at North Florida Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Miller was born in Evansville, Indiana and moved to Gainesville from Homosassa Springs, where she had lived for 30 years.

She was of Christian faith, enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing the piano and being with family and friends.

She is survived by daughters, Kellie Granade of Melrose, Ann Miller Riker of Canton, GA, and Margaret Hoxie of San Francisco, CA; son, Brian Miller of Richardson, TX; grandchildren, Morgan and Jessica Granade, Eric Miller, Melissa Hatter, Travis Riker, and Lauren Hoxie; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Cooper Miller.

Her cremated remains will be taken home to Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, Indiana.

Arrangements under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Cemeteries, and Crematory, (352) 378-2528. Please sign the guestbook at www.forestmeadowsfh.com.

Anthony Miranti, 86

Inverness

Anthony C. Miranti, 86, Inverness, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., and the service will begin at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, Florida. Entombment at Fero Memorial Gardens.

Dorothy Reffitt, 63

Inverness

Dorothy Lee Reffitt, age 63, of Inverness, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the Hospice Care Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.