Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage


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.

Latest Tributes

Michael Joseph Gannam

Michael J. Gannam, 80, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003.
He was born in Savannah to Karam and Annie Gannam and was a communicant of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Mr. Gannam graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1941 and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He attended Armstrong Junior College and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia in 1948.


Jack Dwayne Sears

Jack Dwayne Sears was born to Charles Edward Sears and Susie Marie Frye on June 21, 1931. The family eventually moved to Florida where Jack spent most of his life, before he eventually moving to Effingham, South Carolina where he passed away on January 11, 2007. He is interred at Florence Memorial Gardens in Florence, South Carolina.

Jack was survived by a spouse, Rosemary E. Weaver Sears who went to join him on April 6, 2013. She is interred with him.


Marie Christiansen

Marie Christiansen passed away on November 11, 2015. She courageously battled the effects of multiple sclerosis for 42 years but did not let that define her. Marie was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She was a dear neighbor and friend to many and an advocate for those with disabilities, the poor, and the marginalized.


Gordon Williams

Gordon Williams passed away on Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in St. George, Utah at the age of 99. Gordon was born in Kanarraville, Utah February 26, 1916 to Noel B. Williams and Samantha Ahlena Parker Williams, second to the oldest of 8 children.He learned to work hard at a young age helping his dad build several family homes, taking care of cattle and doing farming. He attended school through the 8th grade in Kanarraville. He attended High School at the Branch Normal College graduating in 1933 in Cedar City. He met and married Carel Prince August 15,1936.


Ronald LaVerne Burrow

Ronald LaVerne Burrow, age 87, passed away on November 12, 2015 in Cedar City, UT. He was born on July 22, 1928 to Charles and Ethel Arnold Burrow in Plymouth Township, Rock County, Wisconsin.
Ronald married Ethel Mae Schulze on March 8, 1947 in Orfordville, WI and they had one daughter Lynda.


Donna Jean Dalton Mitchell

Donna Jean Dalton Mitchell passed away October 28, 2015 in Parowan, Utah at age 87. The family will be forever grateful to Reyes and Kacie Carballo for providing her with a beautiful space in their home at the farm, where she wanted to be, and such loving and tender care during the last part of her sojourn. Donna Jean was born September 4, 1928 in Cedar City, Utah to Harrell Warren Dalton and Alice Elvira Howell as the oldest of three children.