Dec 12, 1931 - Nov 27, 2023
Harold (Dink) Cox
Dec 30, 1955 - Feb 28, 2024
Harold (Dink) Cox, 68, passed away on February 28, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. Dink was born in Savannah, GA to the late Percy (PJ) Cox and Joyce Jackson Cox. He worked 40 years at Dobbs International, now Gate Gourmet at OIA. He loved playing pool, fishing, dancing and drinking beer with friends. He was a huge NASCAR fan. And boy, he could play the spoons! Dink was always the life of the party. He is survived by his wife, Amron Cox, brother, Rickey Cox (Joy) from NC, and sister, Melissa Hackett (Eddie) from TN. Dink requested no memorial services. Our heartfelt thanks to the incredible staff from Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, whose care and compassion were amazing. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .
Thomas Napoleon Alston
Died : Feb 18, 2024
Orlando, FL, formerly of Louisburg, NC Funeral services for Thomas Napoleon Alston, age 70, who passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kinches Chapel Christian Church in Franklinton with Rev. Willie R. Nixon III, eulogist. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill. He is survived by his life partner, Dyanne Chandler of the home; two daughters, Adrianne Henry (Dale) of Orlando, FL, E-Bijan Cox of Gaithersburg, MD; two sons, Kyle Alston of Orlando, FL, E’lon Cox (Vanessa) of Woodland Hills, CA; four sisters, Cheryl Ann Alston, Lisa Alston, Glenda Sue Alston, and Etta Alston-Burgess, all of Franklinton, NC; three brothers, George Alston (Lorraine) of Franklinton, NC, Alfred Alston (Paulette) of Youngsville, NC, Calvin Williamson of Louisiana; and seven grandchildren. There will be a viewing on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Kinches Chapel Christian Church.
Wayne Anthony Osborne
Jun 06, 1964 - Jan 24, 2024
In Loving Memory of Wayne Anthony OsborneIt is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of my beloved Dad, Wayne (59) who passed away on January 24, 2024. He was a cherished Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness and wittiness. Wayne was born on June 6, 1964 and spent his life doing the things he loved with his family. He touched the lives of those around him with his warm smile, wise counsel, unwavering support and quick witted jokes. He is survived by his loving Daughter- Stephanie Helquist and 2 Grandchildren- Colton and Payton Helquist, His Sisters- Kimberly Reynolds and Denise Porter, his Nephews- Kenny Reynolds and Adam Osborne and Niece- Alicia Hess. His memory will live on in our hearts as we remember countless moments of joy, wisdom and laughter he shared with us. May Wayne now rest in eternal peace with his Parents, Wayne and Nancy Osborne and may our shared memories bring comfort during this difficult time.
Jane Reid Newsom Beaty
Jan 09, 1940 - Feb 06, 2024
Jane Reid Newsom Beaty of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, on January 9, 1940, to the late John Branch and Kathryn Genevieve Blanchaine Newsom. The family moved to Orlando in 1945 and Jane lived at 1401 Lancaster Drive while attending Kaley Elementary, Cherokee Jr. High, and Boone High Schools. Graduating from Boone in 1957 she left for Florida State University. It was here where she met Larry Hedrick Beaty. Upon her graduation from FSU in August they were married in her parent's home on September 3, 1960. They lived a blessed 53 years together, most of it in their home on Mills Avenue just a few blocks from where she grew up in Lancaster Park. Larry predeceased her in 2013. In 2016 she moved to Orlando Lutheran Towers where she resided until her passing. After graduating from college Jane worked at Martin Marietta as an associate engineer on the Pershing missile project. She enjoyed and strongly believed volunteers make a difference in all segments of life. She especially enjoyed her many years of service in various positions in the Jr. League of Greater Orlando. Jane was also a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution and The Rosalind Club. At the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Episcopal, she was a member of the Altar Guild, served as chairman of St. Mary's Guild from 1988 to 2008, a member of the Yergey Library Board, and served on the Chapter, but her greatest love in the church was serving as a sub-deacon at the altar. The most important thing to Jane was spending time with her family both in Orlando and at their condo in New Smyrna Beach. She is survived by and was a devoted mother to her two children Clinton Branch Beaty and his wife M. K. and Kathryn Elizabeth Beaty Cameron and her husband Cannon. She considered M. K. And Cannon to be her children and often told people she had four children. She was an adoring Granmom to her four grandchildren, Cooper Branch Beaty (Leanne) Conner Beaty McCann (Steven) and Caroline Reid and Claire Elizabeth Cameron, and Great-Granmom to Maverick Francis McCann. Jane is also survived by her sister Judy N. Gordon, and 6 nieces and 6 nephews. Jane's brother, John Branch Newsom, Jr. predeceased her in 2017. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:30PM in the Chapel at Orlando Lutheran Towers. There will be light refreshments following the service in the narthex of the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 130 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801; The Orlando Lutheran Towers Foundation, 300 E. Church St., Orlando, 32801; or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by Carey Hand Colonial Chapel. www.careyhandcolonialfh.com
Helen Grant Headley
Jun 18, 1931 - Feb 08, 2024
Helen Grant Headley went peacefully to her heavenly home on February 8, 2024, surrounded by her family. She had a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus that gave her peace, joy, and rest in Him throughout her life. She always gave Him credit for the talents she had and her love for people because she believed everyone was special to God and He wanted everyone to have a relationship with Him. A true prayer warrior, the family will miss her constant prayers.She was born in Martinsville, Virginia on June 18, 1931, the daughter of Grace Bowles and Herbert Coleman Grant. Her father died when she was two, and at three years old, Quinton Lee Ramsey became her stepfather for almost 70 years. She graduated from Martinsville High School where she was a cheerleader, represented her school at Girls State, and represented her city as Miss Martinsville at the Harvest Jubilee in North Carolina in 1949. She attended Mary Washington College and Radford College where she was a member of Lambda Sigma Pi sorority. She met William A. Headley, Jr. (Bill) on a blind date at Virginia Tech and they were married two and a half years later. Bill served in the army as a Lieutenant. While he was in Korea, Helen returned to her parents’ home and worked at DuPont in accounting. After Bill’s return, they moved to Portsmouth, Virginia, and she worked at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Civil Service until her first child was born, after which she became a "stay at home" mom.Helen and Bill moved to Orlando in 1957. She and her family became very involved in First Baptist Church/Orlando where she and Bill served for over 50 years. They were active with Campus Crusade for Christ and helped with Lay Institutes in churches in Florida, and Helen taught neighborhood Bible classes. Also caring for the city of Orlando, she raised funds for many charities through Junior Sorosis (past president), Women's Committee of Civic Music and several other organizations. She was honored as one of the 100 Outstanding Club Women in Florida and was Mrs. Orlando and first runner-up to Mrs. Florida in 1964. In the early 1970s, she served on a committee under Mayor Carl Langford to replace the Municipal Auditorium (now Bob Carr). Helen enjoyed playing bridge in several groups with cherished friends for over sixty years. She was an avid Orlando Magic and Virginia Tech fan, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved the Lord Jesus and spent many hours studying the Bible and praying for her family and friends.She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Quinton L. Ramsey, Jr., and she is survived by her three children: William ("Chip") A. Headley, III (Cheryl), Lee Anne Smith (Derrick), and Thomas W. Headley (Lisa); her sister, Patsy Ramsey Norman (Dillard); brother-in-law Vernon T. Headley (Michelle); her eleven grandchildren: Erin H. Warren (Kris), Chelsea H. Weathers (Michael), Lauren Headley, William A. Headley, IV (Anna), Sarah S. Nadelkov (Anthony), Katherine H. Taurisano (João), Jennifer H. Sledge (Brian), Derrick R. Smith, Jr., Laura Headley, Thomas W. Headley, Jr. (Gabriella), and Emily Headley; ten great grandchildren: Tate, Bennett, and Kipton Warren, Cooper and Elizabeth Headley, John, Lucca, and Emma Kate Taurisano, Maddie and Cami Weathers and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 13 at 10:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Orlando Union Rescue Mission or Christ for the World. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home on Curry Ford Road in Orlando
Donald Sloan Newkirk
Apr 11, 1927 - Feb 17, 2024
With profound gratitude for the riches of a full life Donald Sloan Newkirk moved onward in the next eternal journey. Just two months shy of his 97th birthday he passed away on February 17th, 2024. He was born at home in Indianapolis, Indiana to Col. Arthur Clay Newkirk, USA and (Tersea) Jane Newkirk (McCann). Upon graduating from Broad Ripple High School in 1945 he enlisted in the Navy serving active duty in WWII. At one point Don and his father were both stationed in the California Bay Area. Following the war, he attended Rose Poly College but left to accompany his mother to be with his dad on a posting to Guam. They all returned stateside to Fort Benning Georgia. He continued his college at Auburn University graduating with a degree in Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Nu. It was in Gorgia that he met Virgina Marshall a neighbor who also lived on base. He was stuck by the beauty of the young woman, and they dated. After leaving the area to join GE (General Electric Company) in New York. He couldn’t get her out of his mind, and they were married on November 24th, 1951.They moved with GE to Florida in 1952. He and Virginia bought an original home in the Audubon Park subdivision of Orlando. They raised their two daughters, Nancy Newkirk and Susan Covington into adulthood supporting them in school, Girl Scouts, church, dance and baton twirling activities. Don was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason ascending to sublime degree Master Mason in 1972.He was a member of the Eola Lodge 207 for over 50 years. The family supported his Bahia Shrine activities fondly remembering the annual circus as well.Don was proud to serve as founding member on the Board of Directors of McCoy Federal Credit Union. Donald and Virgina had a special city proclamation recognizing their 50th wedding anniversary. Virgina was at his side for 56 years until they were parted by death. Professionally, Donald continued with General Electric as an engineer and regional salesman traveling throughout the state of Florida. He designed the lighting inside the fountain at Lake Eola. He worked for Pan American with aerospace contracts commuting daily between home and the Cape for two years. During this time, he also studied for his professional license exams for Florida and Alabama in professional engineering which were awarded in 1967. An opportunity for government employment came. He worked at McCoy Air Force Base where he rose to Chief Engineer. Don transferred to Department of Defense Contract Administration where he was recognized for his expertise in Value Engineering awards in 1983. Upon retirement in 1996, he had twenty-eight years of loyal service. His military service continued when he was commissioned as a LTJG in the reserves in 1962, rising to LT, USNR 1973. In addition to drill weekends, He loved his two-week ACDUTRA. Donald’s family grew beyond his daughter’s Nancy and Susan to include son in law Ken Sautter, Donald Spencer and Tim Covington. Grandchildren, Steven Sautter, James Covington, Elizabeth Sautter -Pandol, Laura Dautzenberg. He has Great grandsons Xander Pandol, Leo Pandol and granddaughter Aelyn Datzenberg grandnephew Markus Mead.
Joseph E. Keilholtz
May 26, 1944 - Feb 17, 2024
Joseph E. KeilholtzMay 26, 1944 – February 17, 2024 Joseph is survived by Linda A. Pfister – SpouseJoseph is preceded in death by Wilford Keilholtz – Father, Marie Keilholtz – Mother
William E. Neal
Nov 15, 1939 - Feb 04, 2024
William E. (Bill) Neal, 84, passed away on February 4, 2024, in Orlando, FL.Bill was born in Orlando and grew up on Lake Hourglass, graduating from Boone High School in 1958.While serving in the United States Air Force, Bill married Susan Lassek in 1963 in Lincoln, NE.Bill returned with his family to Orlando to begin a career as a homebuilder but moved on to develop Cloverdale Apartments in 1968, which he owned and operated the rest of his life. Bill spent his life creating quality living for hundreds of households over the years, all within a family environment. He loved every minute of it and greatly appreciated the relationships he formed over the years.He enjoyed boating, wood carving and spending time relaxing at the beach.Bill loved his family and is survived by his sons William M. Neal (Renee) and Randall H. Neal (Dena) and three grandchildren Michaelea, Blake and Kaley. Bill is preceded in death by his wife Susan M. Neal, father, William A. Neal, mother Hazel M. Neal, brother Michael T. Neal and sister Marilyn N. Mulloy. The service for William E. Neal will be held on Friday, March 1, at 2:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery.For those inclined, Bill defeated cancer four times in his life, so a memorial donation can be made in William's name to the Orlando Health Cancer Institute outside of a flower donation.
Aug 04, 1940 - Feb 11, 2024
Richard was born on August 4, 1940, in Wells, Minnesota weighing only 2.5lbs. He passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at AdventHealth Orlando in Florida with family at his side. His parents were Raymond and Betty (Passer) Werner.Richard graduated in 1958 from Albert Lea High School in Albert Lea, MN. He joined the United States Air Force in 1958. During his military service, he trained at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, then Richard stayed in the area as part of a refueling wing, and afterward, he was stationed at Misawa Airforce Base in Japan, serving as a supply specialist. He was honorably discharged from the military in 1962. Following his years in the service, he worked at Streaters Industries in Albert Lea, MN, for 36 years.Richard began bowling in high school while working at the bowling alley. He developed a high average score while playing on the classic league bowling team. He then turned to playing on The Elbow Room softball team, which won many tournaments. He enjoyed racing his ATV 6-wheeler, which became a family sport. Family and friends knew Richard as "Bimbo", playing the well-loved clown in local parades as part of The Albert Lea Clown Troup. Before and after retirement, he enjoyed Men’s Night golfing with his friends at Rice Lake Golf and Country Club in Iowa.Richard met his wife, Janet, in the summer of 1963 while she was home from college, and he had just returned home from the Air Force. They were married on July 4th, 1965, residing initially in Albert Lea, MN. The family moved to Lake Mills, IA, in 1974. After spending 33 years in Lake Mills, Richard and Janet lived briefly in Cedar Falls, IA, and then family changes brought them to Florida where they have spent their recent years. Richard cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and has many fond memories of family dinners at holiday time and road trips with his children when they were young. Richard and Janet enjoyed traveling as well in their retirement.Richard is survived by his wife Janet Marlene (Rusley) Werner, his two children Matthew Werner (spouse Erin) and Michelle (Werner) Tweed (spouse Chad); his 4 grandchildren, Tyler Tweed, Lauryn Tweed, Noah Werner, and Isaiah Werner; his siblings and their spouses Dean and Kay Werner, Jack and Donna Werner, Jean Osmundson, Susie and Greg Bigelow, Laura and Jerry Colbert, and Linda Blair; along with in-laws Penny Nelsen and Floyd Helland, Elaine Long, Donna Rye and Vern Jenson, Phyllis Rusley, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Betty (Passer) Werner, brother-in-laws Tom Osmondson and Doug Blair, nephews Edward Werner and Cory Werner, brother-in-laws Dave Long, Robert Rusley, and Dick Rye.Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, at 11 am, at Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services in Albert Lea, MN. Pastor Randy Baldwin will be officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date.In lieu of flowers, please allocate memorial contributions directly to the family.
Nicole Cherie Pierre
Dec 20, 1993 - Feb 27, 2024
Nicole Cherie Pierre, age 30, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Fond memories & kind condolences may be offered for the Pierre family in the online guest book below.