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Arthur Waite Shook

Kissimmee Valley Gazette September 17, 1964

Funeral Services for Arthur Waite Shook, 74, of 504 Main Street, Kissimmee, were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Grissom Chapel, with the Rev. B. B. Williams, minister of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Casketbearers were Legionnaires Lloyd Cohenour, George Gegenheimer, George S. Lewis, Leonard J. Lisi, William C. May and William W. Parker. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Presentation of the flag was courtesy Makinson-Carson Post Number 10, American Legion. Grissom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ramon Orlan Jensen

Ray passed away at age 66, a Tuesday, July 13th 2010 at Middlesex Hospital with his children by his side. he was the oldest son of Ovedia Johnson Jensen of Kenmare, ND and the late Raymond O. Jensen. Ramon was born in Kenmare on April 17, 1944. He attende Kenmare schols and was a 1962 graduate of the high school. His first name is a family tradition of being either Raymond or Ramon rather than using a junior to distinguish father and son.


William Middleton Walker, Jr.

William Middleton (Billy) Walker, Jr., passed away peacefully at his home in Sharps, Virginia on May 25th, 2017. Billy was born on November 4, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia and was the only son of William M. Walker, Sr. and Margaret Shackleford Walker and devoted husband of Barbara English Walker.

After graduating from Warsaw high School in 1948, he attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Billy excelled in both basketball and baseball where he was named the captain of the Virginia All State baseball team twice.


James C. Robinson

James C. Robinson, Jim, passed away May 28, 2017. Born on July 19, 1922, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, his family moved to Orlando in 1925 in answer to a note to Jim's dad, J C Robinson, from a friend who had moved to Orlando in 1926; "come on down to the promised land". Jim attended Hillcrest, Delaney, Cherokee Jr. High and Orlando High School. In the summer of 1939, he was invited by Betty Thornton to go on a boat trip with her and her friends. It was the beginning of a long relationship.


Joel Van Fears, Sr.

Joel Van Fears, Sr., the youngest of seven children, was born on August 10, 1938 in Lufkin, Texas, to Jonathan T. Fears, Sr., and Belma Denman Fears, both deceased. Fears, a U.S. Navy veteran, retired from NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center, after 30 years as an electrical engineer and project manager. After retirement, he was employed halftime for three years at Daytona Beach Community College, now Daytona State College.


Jose Lopez

Jose L. Lopez, 77, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2017. He is survived by his son Alex and daughter Olivia and their spouses Monica and Rusty as well as his grandchildren Alexandra, Spencer, and Nicholas, his cousin Nena and other family and dear friends.

Jose was born in Chapara, Cuba, and came to the United States in the 1960's. During his life he spent much of his time involved in the arts. He retired from the Orange County Library System, Orlando FL.


Karin Sue Lewis

Karin passed away April 29, 2010 after a brief illness. She is survived by mother Linda S Hall, brother Tony Lewis, half brothers Kendall and Bobby Lewis and half sister Sherri Lewis. A son TJ Childs and Brandon Hall, and several neices and nehews. And a very special person in her life, Timmy Childs. Karin was a happy child and loved her family. She turned into a beautiful, caring young woman.


Thomas Howard Spivey

Mr. Thomas Howard Spivey, 81 of Newnan, died at his home Tuesday, September 25, 2001 after an extended illness.

Mr. Spivey was born to Andrew Jackson Spivey Sr. and Nancy Jane Thrower Spivey in Coweta County where he spent most of his life. He was a retired supervisor from Beaver Packing Company and a long time member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.


Raymond Holliday French, Jr.

Variously known as Skip, Charlie, Charlie Hop Jr., Timer, and by a select few, Chuck.


Richard Jefferson Dease

Richard J. Dease age 90 of Wauchula passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Hospital. He was born February 6, 1922 in Florida and move to Hardee County 65 years ago from Polk County.

Richard was a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose, and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as working with his step-son Steve on their watermelon farm.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents John Duggan & Millie Dease, one son Cliffard Dease, one daughter Vivian Dease-Coker; and one brother Dewey Youngblood.


Helen C Berdechowski (Wyskiel)

Helen C. Berdechowski, born December 26, 1927 passed away quickly and suddenly on January 22, 2016. The death certificate states Motor Vehicle Accident, complications to ruptured pelvis, but her death remains a secret to all who knew her and what happened before her death is also being held secredt. Daughter, Cathyrn W. Brett and son in law Kenneth A. Klein Jr. "handled" the remains which they hid from Mrs. Berdechowski's daughter Sandra for over two months.


Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr.

Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr., aged 73, of Winter Springs, died October 30, 1985. Born in Butte, Montana, Nov. 24, 1911. He entertained millions as the star of the popular Sky King television series.