Darlene E. Wines, 72, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. A native of St. Paul, Minn., she was born July 16, 1941, to Nels and Helen Pearson, one of two children. Mrs. Wines moved here 31 years ago from Clearwater and was a retired convenience store manager in Homosassa stores, particularly Texaco, Circle K and Kangaroo locations.
Darlene is survived by her five children, Guy A. "Tony" Wines (wife Deborah), Inverness, William M. "Danny" Wines III, Inverness, Tina Petrakis, Clearwater, Tami Beach, Crystal River and Billie-Ann Wines, Spring Hill; sister, Sharon Autey, Minnesota; grandchildren, Dimitrios "Jimmy" Wines, William "Billy" Wines (wife Celia), Sarah Seffern (husband John), and Joshua and Ami Collins; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jaycee, Jonny, Gavin and one more on the way. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Wines, Oct. 9, 1991.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. A graveside service will follow at 2:15 p.m., at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, with Chaplain Larry Strickland officiating. www.wilderfuneral.com