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Susie Francis

Oct 06, 1938 - Nov 26, 2023

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Orlando, FL

Susie Childers Francis, age 85, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023. A visitation for Susie will be held Friday, December 8, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 7520 ALOMA AVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32792. A visitation will occur Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, 7520 ALOMA AVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32792. A funeral service will occur Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, 7520 ALOMA AVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32792. A committ...Read More

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Sue Lin Chang

Feb 17, 1945 - Feb 26, 2024

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Orlando, FL

Sue Lin Chang, aged 79, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on February 26, 2024. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, on February 17, 1945, she lived a life characterized by her gracious demeanor and enduring compassion. Sue's life was one of devotion—to her family, her friends, and her community. She will be remembered for her quiet strength, her unwavering kindness, and the subtle yet profound impact she had on those around her. A service to honor Sue's life and legacy will be held at a Baldwin Fairchild funeral home in Florida. Her family invites those who knew her to join in commemorating a life well-lived, with memories to be treasured and a spirit that will continue to inspire. In her passing, Sue leaves behind a legacy of love and the gentle imprint of her presence on the hearts of those she touched. She will be profoundly missed, and her memory will be held in loving remembrance.

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Melva Jane Walley

Aug 19, 1930 - Feb 27, 2024

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Orlando, FL

Melva Jane Walley, age 93, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A church service for Melva will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5449 N Dean Road, Orlando, FL 32817. Following the church service will be a graveside committal from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery, 1603 Greenwood Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

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Betty Jean Pennington

Sep 26, 1927 - Feb 23, 2024

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Orlando, FL

Betty Jean Pennington, age 96 of Orlando, went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 23, 2024. She was born September 26, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. She lived a full, good life being raised in Detroit and meeting her husband, Wilford English Pennington (Doc) after high school. They married and had two children, Carol Ann Cruzen (daughter) and Dennis James Pennington (son). She had always wanted to go to university but having a good German father she was lovingly told “Why would I send a girl to university. Get a job or a husband.” So, she got a job and 2 years later got married. When Doc was transferred to Southern California in the 1960’s Betty easily ran her household and also took advantage of the state university system obtaining a BA, Teaching Credential, and a master’s degree. She taught school until she was 66 when she retired. She loved being a wife, mother, teacher and volunteering for church and community activities. She and Doc traveled the world after her retirement and she visited her grandchildren who lived in many places around the world. She was a learner right up to the time she passed. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Cruzen; son Dennis; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. They all love, respect and are grateful to have had this strong loving woman as a part of their lives. A memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Encore Assisted Living in Avalon. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel.

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Harold (Dink) Cox

Dec 30, 1955 - Feb 28, 2024

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Orlando, FL

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 .

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Thomas Napoleon Alston

Died : Feb 18, 2024

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Orlando, FL

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.

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Wayne Anthony Osborne

Jun 06, 1964 - Jan 24, 2024

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Orlando, FL

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.

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Jane Reid Newsom Beaty

Jan 09, 1940 - Feb 06, 2024

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Orlando, FL

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

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Helen Grant Headley

Jun 18, 1931 - Feb 08, 2024

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Orlando, FL

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

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Donald Sloan Newkirk

Apr 11, 1927 - Feb 17, 2024

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Orlando, FL

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