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Thursday 07/05/2018
Jack Hunt Cornelius

Jack Hunt Cornelius, 76, Freeport, Florida, passed away June 28, 2018, unexpectedly and peacefully, while at home.

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Colleen Bradley

Colleen Elizabeth Bradley (nee Herring), 63; of Palm Coast, FL; born in Columbus, GA, raised in Hialeah, FL, lived in Homestead, FL and Ellijay, GA; passed away unexpectedly but surrounded by love, June 12, 2018.

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Friday 06/22/2018
Sandra Calhoun Basom

Sandra Calhoun Basom, age 71, a long time resident of Homestead, passed away on May 31, 2018. Sandy, as she was known to most, was born in Greenville, NC on June 20, 1946 to the late James E. Calhoun and the late Hazel Y. Wells. Her siblings included sister, Brenda and brothers James and the late John. She graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA class of 1964 and married the late Milburn K. Basom in 1968. Sandy is survived by her only child, daughter Katie and granddaughter Sawyer, and grandsons Rownan and Finnley.

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Obituary - Roger W. Harden Sr.

Roger passed away on June 3, 2018 in Old Town, Fl at the age of 79. He was a native of Homestead. Roger owned and operated H & H Land Clearing for many years. His passion was the National Guard. He is preceded in death by his wife; Sharon Harden and his father; George Harden. He is survived by his sister; Betty (Kayron) Berry, his daughters; Sharon Miller and Teresa (Mark) Lowe, his sons; Roger W. "Chip" Harden Jr. and Bart Harden. 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Roger will be laid to rest at a later date at a Military Cemetery in Tallahassee, Fl.

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Obituary - Dennis L. Burdick

Dennis L. Burdick, 74, of Homestead, FL passed away June 08, 2018. He was born in New Kensington, PA on March 7, 1944, to William Leo "Chick" and Melva Nonamaker Burdick. The family moved to Homestead in 1957.

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Thursday 06/07/2018
Obituary - Walter William Sumner Jr.

Walter William Sumner, Jr., age 95, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 in Homestead.

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Obituary - Nell G. Thomas

Former Homestead resident, Nell G. Thomas, passed to heaven peacefully, on May 19, 2018, surrounded by loved ones in her Onancock VA home.

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Friday 04/27/2018
Obituary - Guenther Hans Pomer

Guenther Hans Pomer passed away peacefully in his home in Homestead, Florida on December 27, 2017 at the age of 98.

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Monday 04/23/2018
Obiturary - James H. Zaharako

   On April 13, 2018 the biggest volunteer opportunity of James H. Zaharako's life was offered to him and he answered the call while surrounded by loved ones. His vibrant smile and outgoing personality lit up every room he entered and will be sorely missed by all his volunteer colleagues as well as his family.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Obituary - Clara De Luria

Clara De Luria, formerly of New Castle, PA and Homestead, FL passed away

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Obituary - Darryl W. Edge

Darryl W. Edge passed away in Bradenton Fl on March. 25, 2018. He was 76.

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Thursday 04/05/2018
Obituary - Betty Lou Bills

Services will be conducted for Betty Lou Bills, 87 of Marshall, Texas on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10: 00 am at Central Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Gary Dempsey. The family will be receiving friends at the church on Thursday from 9:30 am until service time. Graveside services will follow at Grange Hall Cemetery.

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Friday 03/30/2018
Obituary - Judy Garner

Judy Garner, 77, a long time resident of Homestead passed away on March 13th peacefully at her home in Old Town, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas "Oscar" Garner.

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Obituary - Lt. Col. Boyce H. Rhyne

On March 24, 2018, two days before his 98th birthday, USAF Lt. Col. Boyce H. Rhyne (Ret.) went home to Jesus.  

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Friday 03/09/2018
Obituary - Howard Michael Lott

   Howard Michael Lott was born in Homestead Florida to Theodore Howard Lott and Patricia Tidwell Lott.

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Friday 03/02/2018
Obituary - Leo Rewis

Leo Rewis, 88, longtime resident of Homestead, went to be in the presence of our Lord on Saturday the 24th of February.

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Obituary - Robert “Bob” William Kelley

Robert “Bob” William Kelley, 82, of Homestead, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 25, 2018, succumbing to lung cancer after a short illness.  He was born October 20, 1935 to J. Spencer and Ethel Holt Kelley in Attleboro, Massachusetts. 

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Thursday 02/15/2018
Steve Joseph Torcise Sr.

   TORCISE SR., STEVE JOSEPH, 85, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, February 12, 2018, due to complications from injuries sustained in a burn accident.

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Sharon L. Harden

   Mrs. Sharon L. Harden, 79, of Old Town, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, February 9, 2018 at the Haven-Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center after an extended illness.

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Thursday 02/01/2018
Obituary - Marie A. Mazzini

Marie A. Mazzini entered into eternal rest on January 27, 2018

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Obituary - Geraldine Deden

Geraldine Deden passed away at her home in High Springs, FL on January 25, 2018 with her loved ones by her side. She was 73 years old.

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Friday 01/26/2018
Obituary - Michael Wilson Morgan Sr.

Michael Wilson Morgan, Sr. slipped into eternal rest on Monday, January 8, 2018, in Covington, LA. He was born on December 25, 1945, in Augusta, GA to the late Susie Wilson Morgan and Louis Sidney Morgan.

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Obituary - Clara Klein Zeigler

Clara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on January 17, 2018. She was 102 years old.

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Friday 01/19/2018
William Lawrence Smith III

   William Lawrence Smith III, age 76, passed away peacefully January 11, 2018.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
Obituary - Doris Harris

   Doris Harris, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

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Monday 01/15/2018
Patricia Ann Porco

   Patricia A. Porco passed away at the age of 77 on January 10th, 2018.

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James W. McDonald Jr.

11/1/1929 - 1/11/2018

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Nina Charlotte Reagan

Sept. 26, 1922 – Jan. 2, 2018

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Friday 01/12/2018
Obituary - Diane Phillips

   Diane Phillips passed away on 1/1/18 in Orlando, FL. She was born Diane Ferrar in Rhode Island on January 4, 1942 to Anthony and Ann Ferrar.

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Death Notice - Robert "Larry" DeMott

DeMOTT, Robert "Larry", 66 of Homestead, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

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Dona M. Tyre

TYRE, Dona M., 75, sadly passed away on December 29, 2017. 

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Obituary - Nancy Carol Sinclair

Nancy Sinclair, 85, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017, at home.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Mosley Sever Barker

   Mosley Sever Barker, age 97, of Homestead, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2017

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James (Jim) Ira Jackson

   James (Jim) Ira Jackson passed away on November 15, 2017 after battling cancer.  Jim was born in Japan on August 28, 1948 to Clifton and Evelyn Jackson.

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Friday 12/08/2017
Obituary - Leona (Lee) Russell Connors Pruey

Lee passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 following a brief

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Friday 12/01/2017
Obituary - Walter Elmore

   Walter M. Elmore “Murrah” passed away on November 20, 2017.  Murrah was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky to Walter M. Elmore and Martha Jewel (Halbert) Elmore on November 17, 1938.

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Obituary - Caulion Singletary

Caulion Singletary of Homestead, Florida passed away at the age of 83 years on November 9, 2017.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Obituary - Richard "Dale" Wright

Richard “Dale” Wright, 46, of Homestead, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Baptist Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. His loving family was by his side.

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Saturday 11/11/2017
Obituary - Janice Dunlop

Janice Dunlop, 89, Miami, Florida, died Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Miami Baptist Hospital.

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Obituary - Luke P. Benson

Luke P. Benson passed away November 4, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
In Loving Memory - Ashley R. Francois

February 12, 1993 - October 24, 2017

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Obituary - Larry Powell Browning

   October 7, 1944 - September 8, 2017

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Obituary - Charles E. Ness

   Charles E. Ness was born January 10, 1930 in Huntington, Indiana.  He was one of eleven children.

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Obituary - Luther Franklin Wiggins Jr.

December 6, 1932 - October 29, 2017

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Thursday 10/19/2017
Obituary - Bennie Austin Champion, Sr.

Bennie Austin Champion, Sr. Born on 4/30/1950 in Alabama was called home on 9/28/2017.

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Obituary - Lole Melendez

July 12, 1949 - October 13, 2017

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Thursday 10/12/2017
Obituary - Thomas Mason Alger

   Thomas Mason Alger passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at an assisted living facility in Houston, Texas. Tom recently celebrated his 81st birthday with two of his favorite things, singing and ice cream.

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Obituary - Betty Thompson Scronce

   Betty Thompson Scronce, age 82, of Crouse, North Carolina, passed away on October 6, 2017, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease. 

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Thursday 10/05/2017
Obituary - Barbara Ann Boero

Barbara Ann Boero, 84, of Land O'Lakes FL, formerly of Kenosha, WI and Homestead, FL died peacefully with family members by her side on Friday September 15, 2017, at Bayfront hospital in Dade City, Florida.

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Thursday 09/28/2017
Obituary - Muriel J. Lordan

   Muriel J. Lordan passed away quietly in her sleep at the age of 94, on September 21, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in 1923 in

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