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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Corliss Gaines

Corliss was born in Orlando, Florida on the 4th Day of November in the year 1943. She was the proud daughter of Ellis and Rosa Johnson. In her final days Corliss was no longer known as Corliss Johnson but was otherwise known as Corliss Johnson Gaines. She was married to Elijah Gaines of whom she will now meet on the other side.

Corliss resided in Orlando, Florida her entire life, in a household which consisted of three brothers, Lafayette, Lawrence and Edward and three sisters, Deborah, Lula Mae and Mildred.

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Donnie Gaines

Donnie O. Gaines was born March 4 1950 in Orlando, FL.

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Gill Thompson

Gill was born on October 18, 1955 and passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Gill was a resident of Florida at the time of passing

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Jack Pines

Jack Pines Obituary

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John (Jack) Vanderwater Whiting

John Vanderwater Whiting (Jack), 82, of Fern Park, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at home with his wife and children.

Born Dec. 7, 1934 in Queens, New York, he came to St. Pete, FL at age 11. After graduating high school, he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Renville during the Korean War.

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Wilbert M. "Bill" Epoch

Wilbert M. "Bill" Epoch, 86, died Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Highline Care Center.
Bill was born in Everett to Wilbert and Ida Mae (Murphy) Epoch. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1935. During his 31 year career, he served on a total of 17 ships including the USS Indianapolis. He fought in the Pacific during WWII and in the Korean Conflict rising to rank of Chief Warrant Officer (W-4). Bill sailed around the world seven times including the north and south poles.

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