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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Lea Collins

Lea Jean George Collins was born in February of 1949 in Memphis, TN.

She married George L Collins right out of high school when she turned 18. He joined the US Air Force and they lived in England during their first few years of marriage where they gave birth to their daughter Laura Christine Collins.

After returning to the north Mississippi area they then gave birth to their son, Matthew Collins in 1982. In 1987 they moved to Florida where they were married for 45 years until George passed away in 2013.

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Edward Martinez

Edward Martinez

Rev. Edward Martinez, 70, of Orlando, FL was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He went to Bible College in Puerto Rico, then moved to Miami before establishing his family and ministry in Orlando, FL giving 47 years of service to his community as a Pastor, reaching out and making an impact on people's lives, creating youth and children's programs to help them live better lives, teaching and counseling couples, and preparing leaders for the ministry. After a full life of ministry with the Assemblies of God, Rev.

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Eileen Turner Whisner

EILEEN T. WHISNER Age 82 of Indian Harbour Beach, FL passed away on November 1st in Melbourne, FL. She was born August 10, 1920 in Warren, PA moving to West Palm Beach, FL in 1951. She taught at St. Anns School during the fifties moving to Indian Harbour Beach in 1964. She taught school at Holy Name; Canova Beach, FL and Ascension FL during the sixties and seventies. She was a member of Holy Name Womens Guild, Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Sun Tree, Town Club Jamestown N. York, Blueberry Hill Scandia PA. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ken Whisner in June 1990.

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Kendrick "Ken" Bascom Melrose

Photo of Ken Melrose

Kendrick "Ken" Bascom Melrose departed this earth on May 3, 2020. He was born on July 31, 1940 in Orlando, Florida to Henry Bascom Melrose and Dorothy Lumley Melrose. He was seven years junior to his brother Robert who died with his new wife in a tragic accident when Ken was in college.

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Elinor (Powell) Williams

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Elinor Powell Williams was born on December 1, 1944 in Oakland, California to Thomas and Delilar Powell. She attended Chicago Public School, Chicago Teachers College and Atlanta University where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Library Science.

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Andrew John Griffith

On May 9th, 2020, after a brief illness, Andrew John Griffith, age 33, recently of Altamonte Springs, died of natural causes at the Advent Health Center. Andrew, or Drew as he was known by many of his friends and business associates, was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 29th, 1986. He attended elementary and early secondary school in Franklin Park, PA, in the North Allegheny School District.

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