Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage

by ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

EPOCH is a depository of information that will be held for future generations of researchers and genealogists. Family and friends of the deceased can submit detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones, and in doing so help build a meaningful history of the residents of the community.

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Karin Sue Lewis

Karin passed away April 29, 2010 after a brief illness. She is survived by mother Linda S Hall, brother Tony Lewis, half brothers Kendall and Bobby Lewis and half sister Sherri Lewis. A son TJ Childs and Brandon Hall, and several neices and nehews. And a very special person in her life, Timmy Childs. Karin was a happy child and loved her family. She turned into a beautiful, caring young woman.

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Thomas Howard Spivey

Mr. Thomas Howard Spivey, 81 of Newnan, died at his home Tuesday, September 25, 2001 after an extended illness.

Mr. Spivey was born to Andrew Jackson Spivey Sr. and Nancy Jane Thrower Spivey in Coweta County where he spent most of his life. He was a retired supervisor from Beaver Packing Company and a long time member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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Raymond Holliday French, Jr.

Variously known as Skip, Charlie, Charlie Hop Jr., Timer, and by a select few, Chuck.

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Richard Jefferson Dease

Richard J. Dease age 90 of Wauchula passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Hospital. He was born February 6, 1922 in Florida and move to Hardee County 65 years ago from Polk County.

Richard was a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose, and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as working with his step-son Steve on their watermelon farm.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents John Duggan & Millie Dease, one son Cliffard Dease, one daughter Vivian Dease-Coker; and one brother Dewey Youngblood.

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Helen C Berdechowski (Wyskiel)

Helen C. Berdechowski, born December 26, 1927 passed away quickly and suddenly on January 22, 2016. The death certificate states Motor Vehicle Accident, complications to ruptured pelvis, but her death remains a secret to all who knew her and what happened before her death is also being held secredt. Daughter, Cathyrn W. Brett and son in law Kenneth A. Klein Jr. "handled" the remains which they hid from Mrs. Berdechowski's daughter Sandra for over two months.

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Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr.

Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr., aged 73, of Winter Springs, died October 30, 1985. Born in Butte, Montana, Nov. 24, 1911. He entertained millions as the star of the popular Sky King television series.

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