Our Obituaries

Loette Neel Bruce

January 12, 1924 - May 16, 2014

Loette Neel Bruce, 90 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on May 16, 2014. Loette was a long time resident of Ocoee and attended Glad Tidings Church. The joy of her life was being Grandma to all of her beloved grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Chappell Bruce and by her son, William Franklin Bruce. Loette is survived by her sons, Kenneth Bruce and Edward Cox, her sister,...
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Jessie Adele Jackson

December 9, 1920 - May 4, 2014

Jessie Adele Jackson, 93 of Winter Garden, FL passed away on May 4, 2014. She was born on December 9, 1920 in Hazlehurst, GA. Adele moved to Winter Garden at the age of 1 and attended the New Hope Love of God Church. She was a homemaker and devoted to her God. She had her own church for several years and even preached on the radio. Adele was preceded in death by her husband, Othel D. Jackson...
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June L. Kingsbury

February 8, 1928 - April 16, 2014

June L. Kingsbury, age 86 of Winter Springs, Florida passed away on April 16, 2014. She was born in Parma, Ohio on February 8, 1928. June, for many years, was a homemaker and caregiver to her beloved husband, Laverne "Vern" Kingsbury. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2012. She was also a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine and by faith she was Protestant. June is survived by her...
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Dawn Catherine Armstrong

September 25, 1955 - April 6, 2014

Dawn Catherine Armstrong, 58 of Ocoee, FL passed away on April 6, 2014. She was born in Miami, FL on September 25, 1955. She worked for 10 years as a Driver at the Manheim Orlando Auto Auction. Always a people person, Dawn never met a stranger and she brought joy to her family and friends. Dawn is survived by her husband, Brent Armstrong, her daughters: April Boykin and Cathy Moats: her...
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John Hennon Warren

October 10, 1941 - April 2, 2014

John Hennon Warren, 72 of Ocoee, FL passed away peacefully on April 2, 2014. He was born in Savannah, Georgia on October 10, 1941. John loved sports and he was awarded a scholarship to play baseball for the University of Georgia. He also enjoyed golfing, but he loved being with his family. John is survived by his children: Leigh Kemper and Corey Warren; his mother, Lois Warren, his brothers,...
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Russell Clark Adams

August 28, 1929 - March 27, 2014

Adams, Russell Clark, 84 of Ocoee, FL was taken to his eternal home by the will of God on March 27, 2014. Born in Bartow, FL on August 28, 1929, Russell was a fourth generation of the pioneer McAuley Clan. He was reared in Fort Meade through High School. A member of Starke Lake Baptist Church and Ocoee Christian Church in Ocoee, FL, Russell was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and the US Army...
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Jeanette R. Walls

October 19, 1923 - March 25, 2014

Jeanette R. Walls, 90 of Apopka, FL passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014. She was born in Ocoee, FL on October 19, 1923. She worked for many years for Nelson's Florida Roses, and she loved plants and roses. Her family was the joy of her life and she had a love for scrap booking. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Walls in February of 2000. She is survived by her...
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Guy S. Notice

December 6, 1929 - March 24, 2014

Rev. Dr. Guy Seymour Notice who was born on December 6, 1929 to Daniel and Eugena Notice. The family resided in the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica, West Indies. Rev. Notice is the fifth of seven children, six boys and one girl. Rev. Notice had his early education at Waldensia Primary School in Trelawny, where from an early age, showed a strong inclination for learning. He was an energetic, highly...
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Wilbur J. Merritt

February 16, 1927 - March 19, 2014

Merritt, Wilbur J (Josh)Josh Merritt, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was a native Floridian and long-time resident of Ocoee, Florida, where he passed away surrounded by family and friends at Health Central Hospital. Josh was born February 16, 1927, in Ferndale, Florida, to Matthew Merritt and Carrie Leola Merritt (Knight). He was the last of 15 children. Josh...
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Leonard Doty

February 1, 1939 - March 17, 2014

Leonard Doty, 75 of Ocoee, Florida passed away peacefully on March 17, 2014. He was born on February 1, 1939 in Cold Spring, Minnesota. He retired after 25 years of service as a Sanitation Engineer with the City of Ocoee. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had resided in Ocoee, FL since 1977 where he was very much part of the local community. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Harold E. Wright

April 25, 1936 - March 17, 2014

Harold E. Wright, 77, passed away on, Monday, March 17, 2014, at Hospice of the Comforter, in Altamonte Springs, Florida, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he was the eldest of 2 children. Harold married the love of his life, Lois, in 1956 and they spent 57 loving years together raising a daughter, and two sons. Harold leaves his wife Lois, daughter Debra...
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Mary Leone

December 13, 1926 - March 9, 2014

Mary Leone, age 87 of Ocoee, FL passed away peacefully on March 9, 2014. She was born in Hoboken, NJ on December 13, 1926. She worked for many years as an Assembly Worker and was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. Mary loved to play bingo and spend time with her family and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dominick and she is survived by her children: Pat ...
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William Earl Stark

May 17, 1939 - March 2, 2014

William (Bill) Earl Stark, Jr Age 74 of Winter Garden, FL went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Orlando, FL due to catastrophic head trauma.Bill was the son of William E Stark, Sr. and Frieda Stark of Centerville, IA and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley, three daughters (Kathy, Deby and Jan), 4 grandchildren and 7 great grand children. He was pre-deceased by his...
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Linda Bennett

July 19, 1949 - February 28, 2014

Cindy Bennett, age 64 of Ocoee, FL passed away peacefully on February 28, 2014. She was born in Painesville, Ohio on July 19, 1949, but moved to Jefferson, Ohio with her family, Ruth Knapp Moore, until they moved to Florida when Cindy was six years old. She worked for Cardiovascular Surgeons for 36 years as a Surgery Scheduler/Administrative Assistant. Cindy and her husband Jim had a passion...
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Alwyn Carlisle Allen

April 27, 1933 - February 26, 2014

Alwyn C. Allen, 80, also fondly known as "A.C." or "Allie", passed away on, Wednesday, February 26th 2014 at Orlando Health Central Hospital. Born in Christiana, Jamaica, he was the fourth child of ten for the late Richard Samuel and Maude Iris Allen. Alwyn married the love of his life Pauline "P" and they spent 54 loving years together raising three daughters, two sons, four granddaughters, four...
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Alice Caswell

October 10, 1933 - February 24, 2014

Alice E. Caswell, age 80, of Winter Garden, FL passed away on February 24, 2014. She was born in Lyndon, VT on October 10, 1933. Alice worked for many years as a Bookkeeper/Office Manager. The joy of her life was tracing family genealogy and making sure she kept up with her family and friends on a regular basis. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard "Jack" Caswell, her parents...
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Edna S. Parker

October 19, 1926 - February 21, 2014

Edna S. Parker, age 87 of Clermont, FL passed away on February 21, 2014. She was born on October 19, 1926 in Wilkes Barre, PA. She was a homemaker and caring for her family was the joy of her life. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. Parker and by her son, Leslie G. Parker. She is survived by her son, Bill (Nancy) Parker; her brothers, Charles Singley, Harvey Singley and...
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Earline B. Gaskins

April 26, 1936 - February 20, 2014

Earline B. Gaskins, age 77 of Winter Garden, Florida passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014. She loved to be with her family and spending time together was a joy for her. Earline was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters and by her son, Donald Wayne Gaskins. She is survived by her loving husband, Johnnie Gaskins, Sr., her children: Johnnie, Jr., Alvin, Angela and Kayla;...
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Anna Maria Cotto

August 13, 1938 - February 16, 2014

Anna Maria Cotto, age 75 of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away peacefully on February 16, 2014. She was born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico on August 13, 1938 to Carl and Elpidia (Arroyo) Delgado.. Anna is survived by her 8 children and many other loving family members.Private family services will be held at a later date for Anna.
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Brooke Miranda Parezo

June 4, 2005 - January 22, 2014

"Dearest baby girl, please know that one of our greatest blessings was having you."Heaven's gain was our loss when our little angel was called by our Lord. Brooke came into this world on June 4, 2005 and was taken far too soon.Our Brooke passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on January 22, 2014. During her 8 ½ short years here on earth, she touched so many lives and was loved...
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Effie Norris

February 22, 1924 - January 21, 2014

Effie Norris, age 89 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on January 21, 2014 in Kerrville, Texas. She was born in Cullman, Alabama on February 22, 1924.The family will receive friends on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at the Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, Florida.
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Vernon Roger Brown

April 12, 1946 - January 12, 2014

Vernon "Roger" Brown, age 67 of Winter Garden, FL passed away on January 12, 2014. He was born in Hamilton, Alabama on April 12, 1946. He worked as a telephone repair man for Southern Bell in Hollywood, FL and in Central Florida prior to his retirement in 1979 due to a spinal cord injury. Roger was a member of the Home Owner's Association of Crown Point Springs for many years as well as a...
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John H. Wilson, Jr.

January 10, 1935 - January 9, 2014

John H. Wilson, Jr. age 78 of Ocoee, FL passed away on January 9, 2014. He was born in Lake Wales, FL on January 10, 1935. He graduated from Lake Wales High School in 1953 and received his BA from Rollins College in Criminal Justice in 1981. John retired as a Tech Sergeant after 20 years in the US Air Force, where he received the Bronze Star. He then retired from the Orange County Sheriff's...
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Betty Mae Hoskins

August 17, 1929 - January 4, 2014

Betty Mae Hoskins was called home on January 4, 2014. Waiting there was her husband of 64 years, Jerry Edwin Hoskins.She has been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pine Hills since 1957. Survived by her daughter Sharyn L Hoskins Hall and son Jay Hoskins, 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren; Betty's sister Frances Bosley and Family; brother James Baumgardner and Family.She is...
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Timothy J. Donovan

August 31, 1969 - December 21, 2013

Timothy J. Donovan, age 44 of Winter Garden, Florida passed away on December 21, 2013. He was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, but moved to Arlington Heights, Illinois at a young age where he then grew up. Timothy had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Marylia Donovan; his brothers, Mike Donovan and Pat Donovan...
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Joann Peck

June 16, 1944 - December 16, 2013

Joann Peck, age 69 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013. She was born in Laurel Springs, Maryland on June 16, 1944. Joann worked for many years as the owner of her own businesses prior to her retirement. She enjoyed word games, gardening, cooking and being with her family. Joann is survived by her sons: Chris Flynn and Kelly Flynn; her sister, Kathryn Fyock and by her...
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Berlie Mae Johnson

November 4, 1918 - December 9, 2013

JOHNSON, BERLIE MAE, 95 of Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Quality Healthcare. Berlie Mae was born November 4, 1918 in Darlington, Florida. She moved to Cocoa, Florida in 1933 ''' 1934. The eldest daughter of nine children, she learned about hard work and responsibility at an early age, by helping care for her younger siblings. This acquired work ethic...
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Esther Delores Nelson

August 8, 1916 - December 7, 2013

Esther Delores Nelson, age 97 of Orlando, Florida passed away on December 7, 2013. She was born in Marion, Indiana on August 8, 1916. Esther was a homemaker and she was Christian by her faith. She loved to be with her family, and she loved to sew and make beautiful clothes for her children. She also was an avid reader and loved to play the piano. Esther was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Darrell Turner

March 30, 1955 - December 6, 2013

Darrell Turner, age 58 of Ocoee, Florida went home to be with his Lord on December 6, 2013. He was born in Winter Garden, Florida on March 30, 1955. A longtime Ocoee resident, Darrell played in Ocoee Little League. He continued his love of sports at Ocoee High School where he was quarterback for the football team and played baseball and helped his team win the Florida State Baseball...
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Monica Irene Estrella

August 27, 1967 - November 2013

Monica Irene Estrella, 46, passed away Thursday, November 28. Monica was a caring and generous person who loved caring for her pets and showing her horses, Sammy and Becky, from which she received great joy. Monica is survived by her parents, Mario and Margaret Estrella, Ocoee, FL, grandmother, Elisa Coronado, Lima, Peru, sisters Margaret Eliana Cooper (FL), M. Elisa Ponsell (GA), Maria E....
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Veronica Clementine Cummings

January 6, 1943 - November 26, 2013

Veronica Clementine Cummings, 70 of Winter Garden, Florida passed away on November 26, 2013. She was born in Mount Carey, Jamaica W. I. on January 6, 1943. She was an accomplished seamstress and loved to cook, listen to music and be the best Mom and Grandma she could be. She attended the Mount Salem Open Bible Church while she lived in Jamaica. Veronica is survived by her children: Donna...
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Jack C. Smith, Sr.

March 16, 1938 - November 17, 2013

Jack C. Smith, Sr., age 75 of Winter Garden, Florida went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 17, 2013. He was born in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1938. Jack worked for many years as a Truck Driver and served proudly in the United States Air Force. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Marzie; his children: Jack Smith, Jr., Robert Smith, Doug Wallace, Theresa Flynn, Stephanie Brown,...
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Dudley A. Palmer

March 25, 1932 - November 16, 2013

Dudley A. (Doug) Palmer, beloved dad, educator and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the age of 81. Born in Cleveland, OH, Doug was raised in Miami where he graduated Miami Senior High School in 1950 and married Dawn Rollins and was married for 28 years. He was a member of the United States Air Force where he played the sousaphone in the Air Force Band. After his...
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Christopher S. Fossati

January 19, 1981 - November 16, 2013

Christopher S. Fossati, age 32 of Orlando, FL passed away on November 16, 2013. Chris was born on January 19, 1981 in Daytona Beach and enjoyed life to the fullest from traveling to sky diving. He enjoyed many sports like working out and fishing, but was an avid golfer and Tennessee Vols fan. He also enjoyed and competed in basketball and was Michael Jordan's # 1 fan. His friends and family...
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Barbara J. Mc Coy

June 22, 1939 - November 14, 2013

Barbara J. McCoy, 74 of Davenport, Florida passed away on November 14, 2013. She was born on June 22, 1939 in Wayne County, West Virginia. She retired as a receptionist from the Watson Clinic and was active in the community serving as a volunteer at the Padgett Elementary School in Lakeland. She was also a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of The Villages. Barbara loved spending time...
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Larry Bruce Steele

November 7, 1939 - November 8, 2013

Larry Bruce Steele, age 74 of Orlando, Florida passed away on November 8, 2013. He was born on November 7, 1939 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Larry worked for Wayne Fire Sprinkler Company as a Warehouse Clerk. Larry had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was proud of his grandson when he achieved the same rank. He also served proudly in the United States Navy and was a faithful member of the Palm...
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Celestino Santiago

October 16, 1939 - November 6, 2013

Celestino Santiago, 74 of Orlando, Florida passed away on November 6, 2013. He was born on Octiober 16, 1939 in Aidonito, Puerto Rico. He worked for many years as a Truck Driver. He is survived by his wife, Arsenia; his daughters, Angie and Sally; his brother, Jose and by other loving family members and friends.Private family services will be held at this time.
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Frederic Giddens

August 4, 1914 - October 28, 2013

Frederic Giddens, 99 of Ocoee, Florida went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 28, 2013. He was born on August 4, 1914 in Dexter, Georgia. A long time West Orange County resident, Fred was a devoted member of Starke Lake Baptist Church and served proudly in the United States Army during World War II. A favorite pastime of Fred's was to spend time gardening and growing vegetables. ...
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Francis L. Gregorek

September 17, 1950 - October 18, 2013

Francis "Frank" Leonard GregorekFrank, age 63, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 of natural causes, in his home in Winter Garden, Florida. He was born in Toledo, Ohio and was the fourth son to Leona and Frank Gregorek. He attended Woodward High School and became a journeyman tool and die maker working for Doehler Jarvis. After a brief stint in Memphis, Tennessee, he relocated to...
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Judith Diggs Beaver

January 21, 1943 - October 8, 2013

Judith Diggs Beaver of Clermont, FL, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Judy was born January 21, 1943 in Charlotte, NC, to Solomon and Pauline Diggs. Raised in Charlotte, she was a 1961 graduate of Garinger High School where she met her future husband, Ron. After graduation, Judy worked as a secretary for Allied Chemical Corp in Charlotte. Later, she worked in Miami as a secretary for...
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Marion Howard Harper

October 5, 1935 - October 8, 2013

Marion Howard Harper, 78 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on October 8, 2013. He was born on October 5, 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio. He retired from Crown, Cork and Seal as a Mill Wright and he served proudly in the United States Navy. Marion is survived by his loving wife, Katherine; his children: Duane Harper, Ken Harper and Teresa Nichols; by his 6 grandchildren and his 6 great grandchildren.The...
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Leon Terry

November 2, 1953 - October 8, 2013

Victor Leon Terry, 59, of Ocoee, Florida passed away on October 8, 2013. He was born November 2, 1952, the son of Charles and Virgie Bell Terry in Marrion County, Alabama.He leaves behind his beloved wife Deborah; son Leon and his wife Ashley; daughter Mary and her husband Rex; daughter Amanda; grandson Brian; granddaughter Dixie-Lynn; brothers Paul and Butch; sistersSally, Veda and Cynthia. He...
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Marie C. Torres

October 3, 1939 - September 14, 2013

Marie Carolyn Torres passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the age of 73. Marie suffered with severe pulmonary disease for the past year but never gave up hope. Marie lived in Windermere, Florida for the past 4 years but spent most of her life in Malverne, New York. She also spent some time in Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Ft Walton Beach, FL. Marie was born on October 3, 1939 in...
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Frances T. Rhodes-Sexton

January 14, 1932 - September 10, 2013

Frances T. Rhodes-Sexton. 81, of Ocoee, Florida, passed away on September 10, 2013. Frances is preceded in death by her daughters Barbara Casteel and Sandra Scott. She is survived by daughters; Pat, Nancy, Debbie and Betty, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A viewing will be held at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home on Friday, September...
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Calvin J. Bailey

May 30, 1929 - September 8, 2013

Calvin Junior Bailey, 84, went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2013. Calvin was born in Irondale, Alabama on May 30, 1929. His father (Ralph) and mother (Ida Mae) moved the family to Florida not long after Calvin was born.At a young age, Calvin was up early tending goats and doing chores before making his long walk to school. Later, when Calvin was in his teens, he and his mother went to...
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James A. Baker

February 22, 1930 - August 23, 2013

James A Baker, 83, of Winter Garden passed away on August 23, with family and friends by his side. He was born February 22, 1930 in Luling, Texas to the late Walter and Leona Baker. He was a resident of the Central Florida area since the 1950's. James retired from Seminole County Public Schools in 1992 after working as a Chemistry teacher and school administrator in Orange and Seminole Counties...
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Dennis W. Crozier

June 30, 1946 - August 20, 2013

Dennis W. Crozier, age 67 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on August 20, 2013. He was born in Ashburn, Georgia on June 30, 1946. He served proudly in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked in construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator and he was Baptist by faith. Dennis is the beloved husband of Elfriede; and is also survived by his children: Cindy (Jay) Mullin, Christopher (Nicole)...
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Jose Luis R. Rangel

August 26, 1976 - August 19, 2013

Jose Luis R. Rangel, age 36 of Winter Garden, Florida passed away on August 19. 2013. He was born in Shelby, Michigan on August 26, 1976. He worked as a Sheet Metal Fabricator and was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maria Hortencia Barragan and by his brother, Francisco Javier Rangel. Jose Luis is survived by his parents: Ramiro M. and Ebelia...
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Henry Hartsfield, Jr.

July 11, 1926 - August 16, 2013

Henry Hartsfield, Jr., age 87 of Ocoee, FL passed away on August 16, 2013. He retired as an Appliance Repair Technician and served proudly in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden. Henry enjoyed to fish and enjoyed the outdoors as well as listening to music, which blue grass was his favorite. The greatest joy of his life was being with and...
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Delanie Maria Cacua

August 18, 1992 - August 15, 2013

Delanie Maria Cacua 20, of Honolulu, Hawaii passed away on August 15, 2013. She is survived by her parents, Russell "Russ" & Sonia Hedrick, along with her siblings Russ, Ian & Thalia Hedrick. A visitation will be held from 10-11AM on Thursday August 29, 2013 at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida 34787. A graveside service will follow...
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Julia Cotto

May 2, 1929 - August 5, 2013

Julia Cotto, age 84 of Reading, Pennsylvania passed away on August 5, 2013. She was born on May 2, 1929 in Caquas, Puerto Rico. Julia was a homemaker and by her faith she was Pentecostal. Julia was proud of the missionary work she did for her church, but her greatest joy occurred in 1976 when she was baptized into the Lord. She did not go very far in public school, but she was able to...
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Edward A. Van Winkle

May 19, 1954 - August 3, 2013

Edward Allen Van Winkle, 59, of Ocoee, passed away Saturday Aug 3, 2013. Ed was born May 19, 1954 in Dayton, OH. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Van Winkle, and his parents Olley and Delores Van Winkle. Ed is survived by his wife of 28-years Earline Van Winkle, his son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Sara Van Winkle (Abu Dhabi), a soon arriving grand-daughter, Zadie Jane Van Winkle,...
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Hazel G. Morrow

July 26, 1915 - August 2, 2013

Hazel Morrow, age 98 of Riceville, TN and formerly of Winter Garden, FL was born July 26, 1915 and passed away on August 2, 2013. A longtime Winter Garden resident, she was a faithful member of West Orange Baptist Church. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Frank Morrow, her daughter, Wanda Hahn, her 7 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her grandchildren: Missy Hahn and...
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James Arthur Ritz

May 17, 1949 - July 31, 2013

James "Jimmy" Arthur Ritz, 64, of Apopka, Florida passed away on July 31, 2013. He was born on May 17, 1949 in Charleston, West Virginia to Eugene and Gladys (Williams) Ritz. Jimmy or also affectionately known as Rooster, served in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Ritz was a construction superintendent. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was...
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Joel Aden Vivian Moon, Jr.

June 21, 1933 - July 19, 2013

Joel "Aden" Vivian Moon Jr. passed away July 19th in Orlando, FL. Aden, one of the few remaining Florida natives, was born in Miami on June 21, 1933. He and his family moved to the Dunnellon area later in his childhood and he attended school in Gainesville where he met the love of his life, Dorothy. After graduation, he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War. Once leaving the service he...
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Thelma M. Rich

August 3, 1916 - July 13, 2013

Rich, Thelma M. (Little) 96, of Ocoee, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013. Thelma was born in Danville, Georgia, on August 3, 1916, to George and Fannie Mae Little. She moved with her parents to Ocoee in 1920 where she attended Ocoee High School and graduated in 1935. After graduation she worked in the citrus packing industry. In 1938 she married Clyde Pitts Meredith and was widowed in 1941....
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Judy A. Brown

August 2, 1947 - July 9, 2013

Judy Strickland Brown, 65 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on July 9, 2013. She was born on August 2, 1947 in Clermont, Florida. A lifetime Florida resident, Judy enjoyed being with and taking care of her family and friends. Always the devoted mother, Judy is survived by her children: Darren Brown and Val Brown; her sister, Carol Petno; her grandchildren: Timmy, Tracy, Brittany, Travis, John and...
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Harold Royce Holley

September 3, 1934 - July 8, 2013

Mr. Harold Royce Holley of Samson, AL passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was 78. A visitation will be held for Mr. Holley on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home in Winter Garden, FL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Watson officiating. Burial will follow in...
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Leslie L. Lowe

September 1, 1926 - June 25, 2013

Leslie L. Lowe, 86 of Apopka, Florida went home to be with his Lord on June 26, 2013. He was born on September 1, 1926 in Peter's Retreat, Jamaica, W. I. to the union of Oscar and Edith (Dixon) Lowe. He worked for many years as a Handyman and he often attended Tabernacle Baptist Church. Leslie is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Birdy Lowe in 2013; and he leaves to cherish his memory...
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Jack Hall

October 20, 1924 - June 18, 2013

Jack Hall, Winter Garden, Fla., died June 18, 2013, at the age of 88. He was born Oct. 20, 1924, and was raised in Tildenville, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Etha G. Hall and son, Randy Hall of Birmingham, Ala. He was a Protestant and a World War II Navy Veteran. Retired from Safeway Stores, Produce Buying Dept., Lakeland, Fla. He has several nephews and nieces.The family will receive...
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Catherine Thompson

March 21, 1933 - June 15, 2013

Catherine Thompson, 80 of Orlando, Florida passed away on June 15, 2013. She was born on March 21, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to Robert Otto and Melissa Margaret (Ashby) Nielsen. She retired from J. P. Morgan and Company as a Telecommunications Operator. By her faith, Catherine was Catholic. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Thompson and by her son, Nathan Thompson. ...
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Deborah O'Neill

April 5, 1961 - June 13, 2013

Debi O'Neill, 52 of Apopka, FL passed away on June 13, 2013. She worked for 7-11 as an Administrative Assistant and she was Catholic by her faith. Debi never met a stranger and she was a very caring person. Her family and friends were the joy of her life, and Debi is survived by her husband, Michael; her children: James. T. J., Austin, Chavonne and Tamara; her father, Louis Matteo; her...
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Debra Marie Lomneck

April 7, 1959 - June 12, 2013

Debra Marie (Jackson) Lomneck, 54 of Apopka, Florida, daughter of Miles and Myrtle (Pridgen) Jackson, passed away on June 12, 2013. She was born on April 7, 1959 in Clermont, Florida. Debbie was the main Caregiver for Mark Parker, of Winter Garden, FL for 25 years. She is survived by her significant other, Tim Heuser, her son, Joshua Lomneck, her brother, Dennis Jackson, her sister, Robin...
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Ruby B. Howard

July 18, 1933 - June 8, 2013

Ruby B. "MawMaw" Howard, age 79 of Webster, FL passed away on June 8, 2013. She was born on July 18, 1933 in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Ruby retired from Stellar High School in Anchorage, Alaska as a Building Plant Operator. Besides her family, the high school children were the joy of her life and they always remained special to her. She was a devoted member of the Church of God of Prophecy...
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Ronald J. Mohr

May 3, 1934 - June 8, 2013

Ronald J. Mohr, 79 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on June 8, 2013. He was born on May 3, 1934 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Delbert J. and Maybelle (Talkington) Mohr. Ronald was a General Contractor and served proudly in the United States Coast Guard. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amber Davidson, his brother, Dennis Mohr and his sisters, MaDonna McDonald and Jeleyne Cox. Ronald is...
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Virginia Ellen Jones

February 21, 1926 - June 5, 2013

Virginia Ellen Jones, age 87 of Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully on June 5, 2013. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VITAS Hospice, 2201 Lucien Way Suite 100 Maitland, Florida 32751. We will update the obituary information as it becomes available.
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Vernon L. Hull

June 28, 1927 - May 25, 2013

Vernon L. Hull, 85 of Orlando, FL passed away on May 25, 2013. He was born on June 28, 1927 in Adrian, Mich. He retired from Martin Marietta where he worked as an Electronics Engineer. He served proudly in the US Army Air Corps and was a member of College Park Baptist Church. Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Janet Hull; his son, Vernon L. (Trish) Hull II; his step-sons, Raymond ...
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Ruby Ann Thorpe

August 16, 1937 - May 13, 2013

Ruby Ann Thorpe, age 75 of Apopka, Florida passed away on May 13, 2013. She was born on August 16, 1937 in San Fernando, Trinidad to the union of Alan Thorpe and Olive (Weeks) Thorpe. She worked for many years as a Registered Nurse before she retired. Ruby was also a devoted member of the Altamonte Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church. Ruby leaves to cherish her memory her brothers: Samuel...
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Laura H. Moats

April 22, 1932 - May 10, 2013

Laura H. Moats, age 81 of Orlando, FL passed away peacefully on May 10, 2013. She was born in White Hall, Maryland on April 22, 1932. She worked for many years with her husband John at the Moats Service Center in Quarryville, PA before moving to Florida. She was an active and devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Central Florida. Laura also enjoyed being with children and...
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Herbert W. Davis

May 23, 1924 - May 8, 2013

Herbert W. Davis, Jr passed away at his home the morning of Wednesday, May 8, 2013.He is survived by his loving wife, Pat, of 70 years, son Bud, his two daughters Debbie and Donna, six grandchildren, Amy, Denise, David, Eric, Chelsea, Christina and four great grandsons Quentin, Peyton, Logan and Maddox. His life's work was steeped in service to others and to his God. In 1943 he began working...
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Curtis L. Horne, Sr.

October 12, 1940 - May 6, 2013

Mr. Curtis L. Horne, Sr. age 72 of Madison, FL passed away May 6th, 2013 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Born on October 12, 1940, in Hazlehurst, Georgia, to the late Alvin Horne and Lucille Gilbreath Horne O'Neal. He married Lindy Dunn on November 30, 1963. He lived in Tampa, working as a printer for the Tampa Tribune. He moved to Orlando where he and his brother, Wallace, opened Overland...
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Teresita Sanchez

October 8, 1936 - April 30, 2013

Teresita Sanches (76) passed away on April 30, 2013 surrounded by those who loved her dearly. She was born in Havana, Cuba on October 8, 1936, and came to the United States in 1959. Known by all who loved her as Tere, she will be remembered as a woman who adored God above all things. She delighted in helping all her many friends, and was widely known as a prayer warrior of unwavering faith who...
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Gonzalo Rodriguez-Rosado

November 25, 1933 - April 29, 2013

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Rosado, 79 of Orlando, Florida passed away on April 29, 2013. He was born on November 25, 1933 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. He worked as a Chef for many years and also served proudly in the United States Army. Gonzalo is survived by his loving wife, Lydia: his children: Gonzalo W. Rodriguez, Jr., Lydia J. Munoz, Jose A. Rodriguez, Carlos E. Rodriguez, Maurico Rodriguez, Marcos M...
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Jerry W. Roberson

August 2, 1946 - April 23, 2013

Jerry W. Roberson, 66 of Orlando, Florida passed away on April 23, 2013. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on August 2, 1946. He worked for many years at AT&T, working in the Accounts Receivable Department before he retired. He also served proudly in the US Air Force. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and he is survived by his children: Heather (Michael) Hopkins,...
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John R. Moats

July 13, 1931 - April 20, 2013

John R. Moats, age 81 of Orlando, FL passed away peacefully on April 20, 2013. He was born in Lancaster County, PA on July 13, 1931. He owned the Moats Service Center in Quarryville, PA for over 30 years before moving to Florida. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Central Florida and volunteered at New Tribe Ministries in Sanford after he retired. He served proudly in the...
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Gonzalo Ochoa

September 23, 1942 - April 16, 2013

Gonzalo Ochoa, age 70 of Polk City, Florida passed away on April 16, 2013. He was born in Ibague, Colombia on September 23, 1942. Gonzalo was a devout member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City, where he served as an Usher and Eucharistic Ministeer. He worked as a real estate investor and before he came to the United States, he served as a Marine in Colombia. Gonzalo is survived by his...
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Ellouise Bronson Byram

December 13, 1931 - April 12, 2013

Ellouise Bronson Byram, born December 13, 1931, went home to be with the Lord April 12, 2013. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church all her life. She retired from Lockheed Martin after 37 years. She leaves behind her daughter, Dinky Hall and son-in-law, Carl; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Paige and Timbo Morgan, Halilee and Halston, Shelly and Chris White, Porter,...
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Birdy Lowe

May 3, 1926 - April 12, 2013

Birdy Lowe, age 86 of Apopka, florida went to be with her Lord on April 12, 2013. She was born on May 3, 1926 in Clarendon, Jamaica to the union of Albert and Emmeline (Clarke) McKenzie. Birdy was a nurse for many years and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Birdy leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Leslie; her son, Carl and his wife Sybil; her sister, Valetta;...
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Odessa M. O'Brien

March 1, 1962 - April 12, 2013

Odessa M. O'BrienOf Winter Garden, FL passed away peacefully on Friday April 12, 2013. She was born to the late John E. Maticic Sr. and Odessa M. Scott in Somerville, MA on March 1, 1962. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her late brother William A. Maticic Sr. She is survived by her husband William E. O'Brien III, her daughters Sarah B. O'Brien (partner Evelyn Rivera...
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John Dudley Carter

June 25, 1936 - April 8, 2013

John Dudley Carter, age 76 of Clermont, Florida, went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 8, after a short illness. He was born in Johnston City, IL on June 25, 1936. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverley Krol Carter; his children: Eric Richardson of Clermont, FL, Angelique Byrd of Edwardsville, IL, Lisa Engelke of Worden, IL and Jessica Rodgers of Hamden, CT. He is also...
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Mattie L. Gibson

January 5, 1927 - April 7, 2013

Mattie Louise Gibson, age 86 of Ocoee, Florida passed away April 7, 2013. She was born in Cordell, Georgia on January 5, 1927. She is survived by two daughters: Glenda Wilcox of Indiana, Betty Watkins of Alabama; and she was preceded in death by her three son's: Timmy Gibson, Sr., Billy Willis, Sr. and Lonnie Willis. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Denise Hopkins, Meiko Hicks,...
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Virginia I. Kloetzer

August 7, 1931 - April 2013

In Memory of Virgina Imogene Couey-Kloetzer Virginia was a Retired School Bus Driver not once but twice. A Member of Orange Primitive Baptist Church, The American Legion where she never missed a Monday Karoke, and A Life Member of the VFW. She grew up and lived in Central Florida. She iwas proceeded to heaven by her Husband Jim Kloetzer, Son James Arnett, Grandson Keven Arnett, her mother and...
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Catalina R. Moreno

May 1, 1941 - April 2, 2013

Catalina R. Moreno, age 71 of Astatula, Florida passed away on April 2, 2013. She was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on May 1, 1941. She is survived by her husband, Ascension Moreno, her children and by other loving family members.The family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 9 :00 AM to 12 Noon at the funeral home. Funeral Service will follow at 12 Noon in the chapel of...
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James Kenneth Davis

December 31, 1920 - March 26, 2013

DAVIS, DR. J K. (KEN) Died 3/26/2013.Born in Greensboro, FL and spent his early life in Delray Beach FL. He attended the Citadel before going to Emory University, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1944. After graduation he served for a short period of time in the Army Dental Department in Fort McClelland, Alabama before being transferred to the Naval Dental Corp at Naval Air...
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Jack Hugh Ross

August 21, 1928 - March 23, 2013

Jack Hugh RossAugust 21, 1928 ''' March 23, 2013Jack Ross, of Windermere, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23,2013, at the age of 84. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.Jack was a fifth generation West Orange County resident and great, great grandson of Judge James G. Speer, Oakland's founder who was responsible for naming Orlando. Jack, like his famed ancestor, has...
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Albert Roman, Jr.

March 31, 1956 - March 20, 2013

Albert Roman, age 56 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on March 20, 2013. He was born on March 31, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York to Alberto Roman and Doris D. Acevedo. He served proudly in the US Army. He worked in professional sales for beauty and health supplies and construction materials. He was Catholic by faith. Albert is survived by his mother, Doris Acevedo; his sons: Joseph Albert Roman,...
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Meritta W. Gonzalez

October 16, 1929 - March 6, 2013

Funeral Services for Meritta Wynona Gonzalez, age 83 of Ocoee, FL, who passed away in Poplarville, MS, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, will be held Monday, March 11, 2013, at 10:00 am at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 East Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787.Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McDonald Funeral Home, 401 West Canal Street, Picayune, MS, and...
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Norma Jean Goss

November 19, 1951 - March 5, 2013

Norma Jean Goss, age 61 of Apopka, Florida passed away on March 5, 2013. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 19, 1951. She was a homemaker and Christian by faith. Norma is survived by her children: April Knight and her husband Brad and Jamie Ritz and his wife Lisa; her mother, Melba Matthews; her brother, Michael Merkley, her sister, Maryanne Mullins, her six grandchildren and...
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James S. Bennett

August 21, 1947 - March 3, 2013

Jim Bennett, age 65 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on March 3, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. He was born in Lyons, Georgia on August 21, 1947 to Sidney and Mary Alice (Shepherd) Bennett. Jim worked for many years as a Truck Driver and proudly served in the US Navy for 4 years. He enjoyed fishing, competing in Barbeque competitions and loved to spend time with his family and his beloved dogs. Jim...
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Robert W. Jones

September 7, 1948 - March 1, 2013

Robert W. Jones, age 64 of Winter Garden, FL passed away on March 1, 2013. He was born on Sept. 7, 1948 in Canton, Ohio. Robert worked for many years as a Home Builder and General Contractor. He loved to play golf and enjoyed spending quality time with his family. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Chris Jones: his children: Bud (Christina) Jones and Jenny (Keith) Keene; his brother, Don...
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Mary Lou Gorden

June 7, 1930 - February 20, 2013

Mary Lou "Nanny" Gorden passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at the age of 82. As the head of a large family, she leaves a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of the many people who loved her.Born June 7, 1930, in Coffee County, Alabama, to Sam and Ruby Oliver, Mary Lou moved to Ocoee, Florida in 1938, where she lived most of her life. She was married to Bill Groover for over 25 years...
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Clara F. Satterfield

April 6, 1942 - February 18, 2013

Clara Frances Satterfield, age 70, went home to be with the Lord from her home in Orlando, Florida on Monday, February 18, 2013. At this time, the cause is unknown. Born in Sevierville, Tennessee to Lena Elizabeth Dyer, she grew up in east Tennessee attending school in Sevier County at the same school Dolly Parton attended, something of which she was very proud. She loved the Smoky Mountains and...
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Alejandro Rodriguez

October 11, 1987 - February 18, 2013

Alejandro Rodriguez, age 25 of Ocoee, Florida passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013. He was born in Winter Garden, Florida on October 11, 1987 to Ramiro and Maria (Galvan) Rodriguez. He worked in the construction business and was a member of Resurection Catholic Church. Alejandro is survived by his loving parents, Ramiro and Maria Rodriguez; and by his brothers and sisters, Carmen, Hilda,...
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Claude M. Dubberly

April 22, 1923 - February 14, 2013

Claude Maurice Dubberly age 89 of Orlando, FL passed peacefully into eternal life from natural causes on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 in the comfort of his home. This beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend was born to Clyde and Ola McNeil Dubberly of Appling County, GA on April 22, 1923. Claude is survived by his wife Carrol Fisher Dubberly. Claude had 4 children; 1 son Ron...
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Flora V. Patrick

December 20, 1916 - February 9, 2013

Flora V. Patrick, 96 passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 after a courageous 15 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born and raised in the coal mining town of Riverdale, West Virginia. She later married her husband of 65 years, Jack Patrick, who preceded her in death in 2001.During World War II with Jack in the Navy, she was part of the Women's Homefront Effort by becoming a welder of...
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Richard Stuart Ossorio

January 10, 1961 - February 4, 2013

Richard S. Ossorio, age 52 of Ocoee, FL passed away on Feb. 4, 2013. He was born on January 10, 1961 in Orlando, FL to Earl K. and Dorothy (Golfin) Ossorio. Richard enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He also enjoyed gardening and he definitely had a "Green Thumb". Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet Ossorio in 2012. He is survived by his children: Tina...
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Betty Jane Imler

October 8, 1927 - January 29, 2013

Betty Jane (Fuller) Imler passed away at her home in Montverde, FL on January 29, 2013 at 85 years of age. She will be greatly missed. She was born on October 8, 1927 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Elmer and Lillian Fuller. She married Howard Imler August 26, 1946. She has two daughters, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She worked for Chillicothe Hardware as a Secretary/Bookkeeper. ...
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Thomas F. Cross

April 30, 1933 - January 29, 2013

Thomas F. Cross, age 79 of Winter Garden, FL, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013. He was born on April 30, 1933 in Camden, NJ. Thomas retired as a Senior Engineer from Martin Marietta after 30 years of service. He served proudly in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Thomas is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children: Jeff (Tracy) Cross and Michele (Jim) Sweeney; his brother, John Cross;...
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Francis Milton Ferber

January 4, 1950 - January 17, 2013

FERBER, Francis "Frank" Milton born in Hamilton, Ohio, to Francis Jacob Ferber and Donna Rose Lough Ferber, passed away January 17, 2013, after a lengthy illness at age 63. After moving to Florida in his teens, Francis graduated from Oak Ridge High School, class of 1968, where he excelled at basketball, the sport he dearly loved. He was recruited as a valuable member of the Valencia Junior...
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Marjorie Ricker

August 5, 1924 - January 16, 2013

Marjorie Ricker, 88, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Jan. 16, 2013. Oldest daughter to Herbert and Ruth Ricker, Marge was born in Providence, RI, on August 5, 1924. Living most of her life in Orlando and Winter Garden, FL, Marge lived a full life. As a young girl, Marge "ruled" the neighborhood, winning marble matches and leading the neighborhood kids on various adventures. ...
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