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Friday 08/11/2017
Agnes Sharon Fulcher Grunwell

Went to be with the Lord as she slept, Wednesday morning, July 26, 2017 in Redland, FL. Predeceased by Parents, Brother, Doctor Max Fulcher and son Michael. Survived by Husband of 69 years, George and Daughter Karon Buckley (Buck) of Redland, FL. Sister, Shirley Layow (Harley) of Highlands, NC, Brothers, E. C. Fulcher of Chapin, SC, Rhett Fulcher (Donna) of Clermont, GA and numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. Born in Bogue, NC on May 1, 1930 to Linwood & Mildred (Garner) Fulcher. Father was a career Coastguardsman, lived from Cape Hatteras to Key West, attended 13 schools before 7th grade. Resident of Coconut Grove 1941-1948. Attended Ponce de Leon High School, Coral Gables, FL and Miami Technical High School. Member of the National Honor Society. Trained as a Commercial Photographer.

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Tuesday 08/08/2017
Obituary - Jose D. Martinez

Jose D. Martinez, 76, of Homestead, Fl. passed away on July 23, 2017. He was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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Obituary - Julian Atkinson

Julian Atkinson went home to be with the Lord on July 21st, 2017.

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Thursday 07/27/2017
Obituary - Dr. John Gutleber

Dr. John Gutleber passed away quietly after a long struggle with cancer, on July 22, 2017, with his wife Maria Elena, and his son Oscar by his side.  He was 63 years old. 

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Friday 06/23/2017
Obituary - Wanda Good Newman

Wanda Good Newman, age 88, of Goulds.

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Friday 06/09/2017
Obituary - Dorothy MacIver Dimter

Dorothy MacIver Dimter, 94, passed away peacefully at the Columbus Hospice in Columbus, GA on June 5, 2017.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Obituary - JoAnne S. Dickinson

JoAnne S. Dickinson, 85, of Homestead, FL, passed on June 6, 2017.

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Obituary - Lucille V. (Sapp) Grady

Lucille was the daughter of Truby & Minnie Sapp of South Dade. She was born March 30, 1934 in Miami, FL. Lucy passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at St. Anne's Catholic Hospice in Miami. She was 83.

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Monday 06/05/2017
Obituary - William Nicholson Wheat

Oct 18, 1936 - May 28, 2017

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Obituary - John R. Robbins

John R. Robbins of Homestead went to be with the Lord at 3:40 AM Sunday, May 28, at home with his family.

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Friday 05/26/2017
Obituary - J. Antonio (Tony) Martinez

J. Antonio (Tony) Martinez, age 68, born in Fabens, Texas, passed away peacefully at home May 17, 2017.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
Obituary - Julia Rebecca Bray

Julia Rebecca Bray, 97, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina.

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Thursday 05/04/2017
Obituary - Orazio "Russ" Battiato

   Orazio “Russ” Battiato, a retired produce grower in Chester, NY and Homestead, FL., and a life long resident of Chester, NY died on April 18, 2017 at his home with his family around him. He was 90 years of age.

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Friday 04/28/2017
Obituary - John K. Shirila

John K. Shirila, formerly of Tampa, passed away on April 23, 2017. Survived by his sisters, Vicki, Jackie & Barbara- nieces Colleen & Kristyn and Nephews- Joey, David, Kyle & Chad. Preceded in death by his father John and his mother Martha.

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Obituary - Betty Mae Gardner

Betty Gardner, of Florence, SC, formerly of Homestead, FL passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017.

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Obituary - Robert Blevins

Robert Blevins, aka “BBQ Bob or pigroast Bob,” 60, passed away after a prolonged battle with colon cancer on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:33 A.M. at West Kendall Hospital in Florida.

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Friday 04/21/2017
Obituary - Richard A. Hackney

Richard A. Hackney, 67, of Venice, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Obituary - Sam Engel, Jr.

Sam Engel, Jr. 82, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away April 12, 2017. Sam was born in Homestead, FL, attended the University of Florida and started his architectural practice in Davie in 1972. He was a Charter Member of the Davie Cooper City Rotary club, a member of the American Institute of Architects, a NASCAR Fan of Steel, and a lifetime UF alumni member. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carolyn Engel, his children: Mark Engel (Heidi) and Susan Tillman, his grandchildren: Kyle Engel and Erin Engel, his brother and sister: Richard Engel and Julia Maloney. Sam was preceded in death by his parents; Solomon and Amalia Engel, and his sisters: Emily Seymour, Mary Zinker, Emma Vihlen, Ruthie Tuten, Dorothy Gwinn and Frieda McDermott.

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Friday 04/07/2017
Obituary - John J. Torrese

John J. Torrese, 93, of Florida, died March 1, 2017.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
Obituary - Sylvia Pennington Geib

Sylvia Pennington Geib, 89, of Bamberg, SC and formerly of Homestead, FL died on March 16, 2017 at her residence.

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Obituary - Ted A. Ramsay, Jr.

Ted A. Ramsay, Jr., 80, of Pittsview, Alabama died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Crowne Health Care in Eufaula, Alabama. At Mr. Ramsay's request, no public services will be held.

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Monday 03/27/2017
Obituary - Delores Keller

Delores Keller, a resident of Richmond County NC and formerly of Homestead Fl. has joined the angels on March 12th.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
Obiturary - Betty Lee Campbell

Betty Lee Campbell, 92 of DeLand passed away March 13, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in DeLand.

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Tuesday 03/07/2017
Obituary - Carmela (Milly) Sorrentino St. Aubin

Carmela (Milly) Sorrentino St. Aubin, 74 years of age, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, after losing her battle with cancer.

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Thursday 02/23/2017
Obituary - Miriam "Susie" Toland

Miriam "Susie"Toland, 88, of Homestead died February 5, 2017.

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Obituary - Marlowe "Spike" Krenik

Marlowe John Krenik, a resident of the Redlands for almost 50 years and a longtime air traffic controller, supervisor and instructor with the Federal Aviation Administration, died February 12 with family at his side.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Obituary - Lillian Archer

In the early morning of January 20th, 2017 heaven gained a lovely angel. At 88 years of age, Lillian Marie Henderson Archer received her ultimate desire to sit on her cloud and sing with the angels.

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Obituary - Paul Seasholtz

Paul Seasholtz, 71, passed peacefully on February 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Obituary - Clara Lanese

  Ms. Clara Lanese, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, a resident of Dade County for many years, the last five of which were in Homestead FL, passed peacefully away in her sleep on the 30th of December, 2016.

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Obituary - Tim Nelson

   Tim Nelson, 51, of Homestead, Florida passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017 after battling Cholangiocarcinoma. He was born on October 30, 1965 to native Miamians, David & Marilyn Nelson who reside in Homestead.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
Helen E. Borek

Matriarch of the Borek family, Helen E. Borek (91), passed away quietly at her home on Jan. 17, 2017 surrounded by her family.

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Confesor Rivera

Confesor Rivera, 90, of Homestead, FL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Jan. 14, 2017.

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Matthew C. Garrison, Sr.

Matthew Clyde Garrison Sr., 35, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017 from suspected heart failure due to an enlarged heart.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Earl H. Smith, Jr.

Earl H. Smith, Jr. "Captain Smith" age 88, of Alachua, FL passed peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at the VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Sue Margaret Shiver

Sue Margaret Shiver passed away peacefully with her family by her side after complications of surgery after living a full and glorious life of 78 years.

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William "Bill" Broughton

William (Bill) K. Broughton, 78, passed away on Dec. 17, 2016 at his home in Homestead, FL surrounded by his loving family.

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Miriam Aponte

Miriam Aponte, age 63, died Nov. 29, 2016 at her home in Homestead, FL after her battle with Scleroderma.

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Thursday 12/08/2016
Ruth S. Fleisher

Born March 21, 1922, Ruth Shafer Fleisher, Maj. USAF Reserve, Ret., of Homestead, FL, flew west on Nov. 30, 2016, following a long illness.

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Solon Lee Wilder

Solon Lee Wilder, beloved husband of Cathy (Simmons) Wilder of West Glover, VT, passed away on Nov. 30, 2016 in Greensboro, VT. He was 83 years old.

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Richard J. Button

Richard John Button passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 16, 2016 after battling heart problems for years.

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Debbie Peeples

Debbie Peeples passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at Homestead Hospital.

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Bambi J. Lake

Bambi Jeanne Askins Lake, age 61, of Homestead, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016.

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Thursday 11/17/2016
Robin E. Davis

4/13/1963 - 11/14/2016

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Shirley C. (Calkins) Ellis

Shirley C. (Calkins) Ellis, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at her home in Riverton, N.J.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
Wayne L. Lawrence

Wayne Leon Lawrence, age 88, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at his home.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Eunice Marie Wyche

Eunice Marie Wyche (née Clayton), age 66, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30 surrounded by her loving family.

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Thursday 10/27/2016
Jean C. Latimore

Jean Caroline Stumpf Wilson Latimore, 84, of Temple, GA, entered the gates of heaven and went to be with our Lord on Sep. 9, 2016.

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Thursday 10/20/2016
Kathleen L. Lee

May 6, 1929 - Oct 4, 2016

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Frances R. Boysen

Frances R. Boysen of Homestead went to be with the Lord at 6:30PM, Oct. 14, at home with her family.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Jeffrey R. Callahan

Jeffrey Reid Callahan, 67, passed away Wednesday, Sep. 7, after a heroic battle with cancer.

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