CUTLER RIDGE, Fla. - Peggy Worthman thought she and her husband had
survived the worst of times when they rode out Hurricane Andrew
together. They huddled in their home and held hands as the storm roared
The toll was severe. Their home was damaged, the furniture business
they had built together was leveled and, somehow, Lloyd Worthman was not
the same man as before.
The once-cheerful retired Army sergeant became depressed and
forgetful, and took to sitting around the house all day in his pajamas.
Less than three weeks later, the 62-year-old lay down on the floor of
the couple's home, put a pistol to his head and pulled the trigger.