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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Patrick A. Russell

Killed in Action
Pfc. Patrick A. Russell, 19, of Wilmington Island was killed in action in South Vietnam July3. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Albert Goette Funeral Home is in charge.

A Requiem Mass for Pat was celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah, Georgia and Patrick was buried in Bonaventure Cemetery near Thunderbolt in the FISCHER Family plot.

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George Karam Gannam

Savannah Morning News - Thursday, December 11, 1941
Killed In Action
Staff SGT. GEORGE K. GANNAM,
Who was killed in the Japanese attack on Hickam Field, Hawaii,
becoming Savannah's first fatality of the present war.

SGT. G.K. GANNAM KILLED IN HAWAII
He Becomes Savannah's First Fatility of the War
PARENTS ARE NOTIFIED
Several Savannahians In War Are Safe

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Catherine Margaret "Katie" Gildea Fischer

Catherine Margaret Gildea was born to Neil Gildea and Mary Jane Ivey Gildea on September 26, 1897 in Savannah, Georgia. She was baptized on October 31, 1897 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah. At the time of her birth the family resided at 514 Brian Street in downtown Savannah on one of the beautiful squares.

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Sr. Mary Daria (Elizabeth Jane) Gildea

Elizabeth Jane Gildea was born to Neil Gildea and Mary Jane Ivey on April 5, 1916 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She was baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Savannah on May 14, 1916.

An article in The Bulletin of the Catholic Laymen's Association of Georgia, published on September 19, 1936, p.3, mentions that her sister Florence "Honey" Gildea, Miss Inez Coleman and Mrs. William H. Thompson, traveled to Baltimore to visit Elizabeth at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse where she was in the novitiate.

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Antoine Demetrius Smith

Lance Corporal Antoine Demetrius Smith died 15 November 2004 during the battle to take Fallujah in Iraq. I never met Antoine Smith or "Toine" as his mother referred to him, but I felt I knew him through the stories and photos his mother shared with me on a regular basis. Toine's mother frequented the library where I worked and we often spoke of her beloved son.

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Carol Ann Doxie Roberts

Obituary for Carol Ann Roberts

Carol Ann Doxie Roberts, 78, of Lake Mary, Florida passed away on July 3rd, 2015.

Mrs. Roberts was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on October 31, 1936 to the late Melvin A. Doxie and Mary G. “Jean” Swesso Doxie. She moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1956 and married Harold R. Roberts of New Smyrna Beach in 1961. Shortly afterwards they moved to Sanford and she has lived in the area ever since.

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