Laura Kennah

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Laura Kennah passed away at the age of 61. Laura was born on December 7, 1958 in Highland Park, IL to Kathryn and Wayne Johnson. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Kathryn. Laura is survived by her Father, Wayne; Husband, Kevin; Daughter, Heather Woods; Son, Mark Bottey; Daughter in-law, Ellie Bottey; Sisters, Julie Wilkins and Amy Johnson; Brother in-law, Gene Wilkins; and Sister in-law, Aprille Miller. Laura was an R.N. specializing in Oncology and worked for the Veterans Administration for over 25 Years. She loved scrapbooking, Scouting and Cooking with her Crockpots. She was loved by all and will be remembered. There will be a celebration of life held at a future date to be determined.

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George David Ballentine 

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George “David” Ballentine, age 80 passed away with his family at his side on March 21, 2020.  He is predeceased by his parents, Thelma and Corbin Ballentine, and sister, Gene Rooks. David is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Maureen; daughters, Noelle Parrish and Rebecca Ballentine; son in-law Jeff Parrish Sr.; grandchildren, Kayla and Jeff Parrish Jr.; granddaughter in-law, Jackie Parrish; great grandchildren, Raelynn And Jayce Parrish. 

David was born on December 19, 1939 and raised in Orlando, Florida. He is a graduate of Edgewater High School and later attended the University of Florida. He deployed to Mahe, Seychelles where he met Maureen, a Seychelloise. They married on the beautiful island and moved to Orlando where they raised Noelle and Rebecca. David retired from Sprint United as an engineer. He was a HAM radio enthusiast and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed cooking for his family and was described by them as a “pit master.” David donated  his life long shell collection to the University of Florida’s Florida Museum where it is currently on display under his name. Go Gators and Keep America Great Again 2020! 

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Byron Anthony Wilson, Sr.

Byron Anthony Wilson, Sr, age 57 passed away with his family at his side on February 19, 2020.  He is predeceased by his parents, Luis and Betty Wilson and brother, David Harris.  Byron is survived by his wife, Ellen Williams; son, Bryon Wilson, Jr; step-daughters, Ebony Pratt, Neddra (Kert) Pennycook, Deanna Williams, and Dionne Williams; grandchildren, Baileigh, Blake, and Brayden Pratt, Aria Pennycook, Jamari Rhymes, DeAsia Bell, Akila and Ben Smith Jr.; sisters, Monique Harris, Diane Harris, and Karen Wilson; brother, Terry Turner; Lifetime friend, Joe Frank; and host of other relative & friends.

Byron was a traveler and a loyal New Orleans Saints football fan.  He enjoyed doing odd jobs, but most of all he loved his family and will be sadly missed by all who knew him!

A viewing will be held Saturday, February 29 from 11-1 at the Compass Pointe Funeral Home, 737 W. Colonial Drive, services to follow at 1pm.

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Allen Grant Turner


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Allen Grant Turner, 55, of Fruitland Park, passed away on February 9, 2020 peacefully with his family at his side. Allen was born in Fayette County, KY and is preceded in death by both parents, Robert Glen Turner and Nan Evelyn Pack.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cathy Marie Johnson Turner; son, John (Teri) Robert Turner of Wyoming; 4 daughters, Jessyca & Robyn Turner, Tabitha (Kris) Keplinger, and Candie Jo Johnson all of Kentucky; 2 grandsons, Ayden Cole and Zander Allen; 9 granddaughters, Cheyenne, Raven, Brooklyn, Neveah, Mya, Trinity, Emily, Layla and Octavia; 3 “adopted” daughters, Christy Colmar, Amber Eby and Sammantha Himebough; Brother, Shaun B Patton of Florida; Sister, Kimberlee Turner Masters of Kentucky; and many good friends, neighbors and those few he called brother.

Allen worked as a chef and a roofer for most of his career.  He did odd jobs for the elderly the last few years as well as volunteered at the Leesburg food bank.

He will be missed by all and forever in our hearts!


Services will be held at the families convenience in the future.

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Ronald Allan Frederick (Ron or Ronnie)

Ronald Allan Frederick was born on August 14, 1948 to Gordon Victor and Virginia Welch Frederick. Ron was a “cradle-to-grave” Floridian and raised in Sanford, Florida. He attended Lake Monroe Elementary, Sanford Junior High, and Seminole High School. He was fully involved in the High School Band program, playing clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. He was the Student Conductor of the Concert Band during his senior year. Ron passed away in Orlando on Sunday morning, January 19, 2020, from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 71 years old.

 As a young lad of 10 years old, Ron was fully involved in the viewing of Major League Baseball (New York Yankees specifically). His reaction to the loss of the Pennant Race or the World Series, which back in the day didn’t happen much, was catastrophic.

 At the age of 13 he became an astronaut. The theme for the Sanford Christmas Parade in 1961 was “Looking to the Future.” The float entry for Lake Monroe Elementary required an astronaut and Ron took the assignment. A cardboard space suit was made, covered with aluminum foil, and Ron was strapped to the float for the “Ride of a Lifetime.”

 Ron attended Florida State University and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of the Delta-Chi Fraternity. He continued his education at University of Central Florida, attaining a Master’s Degree in Accounting and passing the Florida State Certification program to become a Certified Public Accountant.

 Ron was the kindest and most gentle person you would know. He was always available to his friends for help and challenges, and the occasional party where he loved to dance the night away. Most importantly, he was always available to provide sage advice to his brother Richard (Rick). There are so many things to say and not near enough space to put them.

 Ron leaves his cherished memory to his brother, Richard Frederick (Carol); two nephews, Christopher and Dean; his niece Dena and her daughter, Annabelle; step-mother, Ann Frederick; step-brother, John Michael Frederick; his beloved cousins, Donna and Kathy Kennedy and Sonja, Rhonda, and Tracey Echols and their families. He also leaves his beloved fiancé and caretaker, Bonnie Harrelson Sexton and her two sons, Greg Cozart (Thomas, Savannah, and Logan) and Jeffrey Cozart (Bridgett Neely-Cozart); and many other family members and close friends.

 The memorial service is Saturday, February 1st, 11:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church of Central Florida, 801 Dorscher Road, Orlando, FL 32818


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Jim Lucas

Jim Lucas Survived by wife Iona Daughter Jan Sleeper and son in law kyle Son Steven Lucas and daughter in law Pamela Grandsons John, Ryan,Tim Granddaughters Aubrey, Hillary and Rachel Brother Joel Lucas and wife Debbie Great Granddaughters Adeline, Gwen Predeceased by daughter Ellen Walker and step son Terry Hancock.

Date of death Jan 13th 2020

Jim is a decorated veteran of the Korean war where he earned the U.S. Purple Heart, U.S. service medal, Korean service medal and several citations. He also received the U.S. army parachute badge while serving with the U.S. army headquarters 15th infantry regiment. Interment at Charwon Valley South Korea where he served with his platoon and left many friends.

To know Jim was to love him survived by many many dear friends

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Dorothy L. Pearson Brown




Dorothy L. Pearson Brown was born May 24, 1943 to Plummy Scarbrough and Susie Douglas in Birmingham, Al. She was high school valedictorian and graduated from Ullman High School in 1961. After graduating Dorothy soon married her high school sweetheart and started a family. The family relocated to Steubenville, OH in 1965 for better job opportunities. Shortly after giving birth to her third child Dorothy started a career in the retail business at Myer & Stone. She worked to gain strong knowledge of the Company’s overall operations which led to promotions and being recognized as a valuable employee. Although Dorothy was achieving success and growth working at a top retail store, she had dreams of doing more.  She wanted a leadership position managing a Fortune 500 company. After much research she found having a profession in the airline business would give her the type of career she was seeking.  Dorothy turned her dream into a goal by going to airline school where her dream became a reality when she graduated, yet again, with honors.

Dorothy started her next career with Air Wisconsin in 1983 at the Chicago Ohara Airport as a customer service agent. For 18 years through God’s grace, commitment, sacrifice and strong work ethics she achieved promotion after promotion. Dorothy prided herself; yet remained humble for achieving her career goals.  She retired in 2000 as Manager of Airline Operations and relocated to Orlando, FL where she resided until her death. In her leisure she enjoyed traveling with the family, playing slot machines at casinos, relaxing on the beach, and most importantly, spending quality time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by three children: Cassandra Pearson, Yolanda Pearson, and Anita Pearson; ex son-in-law: Lamont Ogletree; three sisters: JoAnn Scarbrough, Mary Atkins and Diane (Walter) Jones; one brother: John Foster; six grandchildren: Ryan Doyle, Earl Ogletree, Jasmine Pearson, Matthew Ogletree, Josh Ogletree, and Willie Smith; eight great grandchildren: Yazmarie, Ryan, Arianna, Andre, Willie, Isaiah, Cameron and Matthew, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Linda Marie Caggiano


Linda Marie Caggiano, 64, of Apopka, FL died peacefully on December 14, 2019. Linda is survived by her daughter Kristi (Erik) Paxton of Galloway, OH, and her grand-daughters, Amber Riggins, BethAnn Weber and Whitney Paxton. Also surviving Linda are her 2 sisters, Patty (Bruce) Delong of Carroll, OH; Becky (Jeff) Leyser of Berkeley, CA; her brother John (Crystal) Lude of Fredericktown, OH; and her sister-n-law Gail Lude of Belmont, OH; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Dale Lewis Lude, Jr. and Charlotte Ann Lude; her brother, David Lude; her sister, Ruth Mennom; and her grandparents, Edith & William (Bill) Gregg and Harriett & Dale (Papap) Lude, Sr. 

Linda was born on October 1, 1955 in Wheeling, WV. She helped with chores on the farm, had a paper route, and learned the meaning of hard work at an early age. Linda graduated Lexington High school where she was voted prom queen. She married just after high school and had one child. She remarried but later divorced in 1990. She moved to Florida and traveled continentally with her job. She loved to paint and was a collector of many things. 

She will be deeply missed by her friends and family and all who knew her. 

A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on January 11, 2020 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 West Weisheimer Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43214. Becky Leyser will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards the purchase of a tree that will be planted in her memory. Donations may also be made in memory of Linda Marie Caggiano to T.E.A.M. Which is “Teachers and Educators in Art Material.”  Please be clear in your designation.

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Marilyn Veronica Major

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Marilyn Veronica Major, 83, of Orlando, FL, died Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Advent Health East Orlando with her daughter at her bedside. She was born December 10, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, to Joseph and Florence Daly O’Keefe.

Mrs. Major was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Leo Major, and elder son, Michael Major. Survivors include her son, Leo Major and wife Teresa of Brooklyn, NY; her daughter, Maureen Weinstein and husband Michael of Orlando, FL; her sister, Barbara Sexton of Parsippany, NJ; her grandson, Michael Major, Jr. of Hamilton Square, NJ; her grandson, Leo Major, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY; her granddaughter, Kimberly Major of Brooklyn, NY; her granddaughter, Morgan Major Sabo and husband Clark of Hamilton Square, NJ; her granddaughter, Kaitlin Major and son Jace of Brooklyn, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn loved bowling, ironing, watching TV, reading, listening to music, and eating anything sweet. She was a loving and caring person, and anyone she met became an instant friend.

Family and friends will be having a private celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.



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Debra Turner

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Turner, Debra (Leigh) Griner, 59, Ocoee, FL, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Health Central Hospital. Born June 24, 1960 at Arlington Hospital in Arlington County, VA to the late Rev. Tom and Pat Griner.

She married high school sweetheart, Edward Hayes Turner, on April 24th, 1982 at New Life Presbyterian Church in Fruitland Park, FL. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. As a United Methodist minister’s daughter, she grew up to be a strong person of faith. That faith was deeply expressed in every aspect of her personal and professional life. Debbie was an avid artist – she painted, sketched, did floral arranging, cake decorating, indoor & outdoor gardening, interior decorating, and as a musician – she sang and played guitar. She also enjoyed nurturing children which was displayed through her many years as a nanny. She will be dearly missed by her family, her friends, and her cat, Boots.

Debbie is survived by her husband – Edward Turner, of Ocoee, FL, daughter – Kristina Turner of Fayetteville, NC; her sisters – Terry Anne (Mark) Farner of Fruitland Park, FL, Susan (Ray) Plank of Fulks Run, VA, Dr. Karen Griner (Jason Leidy) of Winter Garden, FL; Adopted sisters – Alice (Ronnie) Meindl of Archdale, NC and Robyn Smith of Mebane, NC; her nephews – Christian Farner (Kirsten Mertens) of Connersville, IN and Jayden Griner-Leidy of Winter Garden, FL and her nieces – Megan (Sam) Thomas of Marietta, GA and Amari Griner-Leidy of Winter Garden, FL and her great-nephew – Wilder Farner of Connersville, IN.

The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 2:00pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church located at 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road – Orlando, FL 32819 and officiated by Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams.

Online condolences may be left at the funeral home website:

Arrangements by Compass Pointe Funeral Home located at 737 West Colonial Drive – Orlando, FL 32804.



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Xavier “Patrick” Maurer

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Xavier “Patrick” Maurer, Deland, Florida.

It is with deep sadness that we announce our beloved Son, Grandson, Brother, Family Member and Friend, Xavier Patrick Maurer, 26, passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 18th 2019, after a long battle with mental illness.

Patrick was born March 17th 1993, in Hampton, VA. and grew up in Deltona, Florida. Patrick was a U.S. Army Veteran and had graduated from Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, Florida.

Patrick had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He was also an avid gamer. He was a very hard worker, always striving to be the best at what he did. It is tragic that he did not see the potential we all saw in him. We all loved him deeply and dearly.

Patrick is survived by his parents Patricia and Jose Rivera; Grandmother Helen Correia; and 3 Brothers, Aaron Maurer, Jesus Rivera and Zachary Rivera; and sister Bianca Rivera; a niece Reagan Maurer and a nephew Lucas Rivera, loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Patrick is predeceased by his Grandfather William Correia, who we are sure is embracing him now.

Family will be having a private celebration of life.

Contributions in memory of Xavier Patrick Maurer can be made to, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

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Valori Jenkins Turner


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On June 24th, 2019, early in the evening, Valori Jenkins Turner lost her battle to Pancreatic cancer just 10 months after her diagnosis.  She fought harder in those 10 months than most people fight in their entire lives.  She fought bravely and with grace.  She fought with an army of loved ones and she fought alone. She fought up until her very last breath.  Her strength was astonishing.  At 49 years old, this mother, daughter, sister and friend left this world leaving her kindness, love, light, compassion and grace behind to give us strength. She didn’t stop fighting and she didn’t lose.  She didn’t leave us behind, she just left behind the pain and suffering this brutal disease brought her.  Every moment and every memory will be cherished and this sweet vibrant woman will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her two children, Zack Turner and Jaci Turner, her Mother Fran Huffer and Step Father, Bob Huffer, her Father, Bill Jenkins, her brother Todd Jenkins and Sister-In-Law Lori Jenkins, many Aunts and Uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and an unnumerical number of Friends and Sisters!

Thank you to each every one of you who gave your love, support, time, prayers and friendship to Valori and her family during this difficult time.  I cannot adequately express the gratitude and appreciation you all deserve.

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Valori.  Sunday the 21st of July, 2019 from 11:00-1:00.  If you are planning on helping to set up, please be at the Woman’s Club by 10:00AM, clean up help will also be appreciated, we have to vacate the building by 1:30pm for the next party.

Woman’s Club of Casselberry

251 Overbrook Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707

We will be gathering to share some of our favorite memories, stories, to laugh, cry and remember a wonderful person who is greatly missed.


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Garvey Dean Fowler, Sr

Garvey Dean Fowler, Sr., 66, of Apopka, FL, passed away April 26, 2019. He was born December 18, 1952 in New Castle, IN. Garvey was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth Ann (Fowler) Pennington of Clarksville, IN; and his son Garvey Dean Fowler, Jr. of Apopka, FL.
Survivors include his daughter Gracie Florence Fowler; grandson William Jackson K. Fowler; and granddaughter Havilah Sue Fowler, all of Orlando, FL.
Other survivors include his sister Marvina Ann (Fowler) Sullivan; brother Steven DeWayne Good; brother Kevin Michael Pennington; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
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Charles Edward Deese (Charlie)

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Charles Edward Deese (Charlie) passed away peacefully on January 27th, 2019. He was born to Emma Lou Deese and Charles Edward Deese in Alabama on October 8, 1943. He spent most of his life in Florida, cared for by his brother and family. He is preceded in death by both parents, a sister Patricia Ann Deese (Patty), and a brother William Wayne Deese (Bill). He is survived by a brother James Richard Deese (Rick), and 9 nieces and nephews, Mike Adams, Todd Adams, Alan Deese, Jason Deese, Mandy Riggers, Steven Deese, Lacey Deese, Chelcey Deese, and Kode Deese.
Charlie was a character if you ever knew one, with a laugh that was contagious. He had an uncanny ability to remember just about anything. From a football game (Roll Tide Forever!) or baseball game score to the weather, regardless of what, when and where, he prided himself on being able to tell anyone who would listen. Pleasantly ornery, with a childlike kindheartedness, he was as special as he was wonderfully unique. He will be deeply missed while he reunites with his family in Heaven, until we all meet again. We pray they have pencils and notebooks in Heaven. Go rest high, Charlie. You now have the best seats for The Tide!
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Charles Franklin Donley Jr., (Butch)

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Charles Franklin Donley Jr., (Butch) age 58, passed away December 4, 2018 at Winter Park Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on November 9,1960 .He resided in Orlando, Fl.  (Mother) Elaine C. Childs of Orange Park  and preceded  to heaven by, Charles F. Donley Sr. (Father) ,James H. Childs ( Stepfather), Marietta Donley (Baby Sister) and Kim Childs (Stepbrother). Butch is survived by his partner of 39 years, Julia Ingram, daughter Jennifer E. Buckley, son Charles F. Donley III, grandchildren James Buckley III and Chasity Barrett-Donley, his siblings Henry (Buddy) Donley IV of Orlando, FL, Stephanie Bechard and Cathy Jackson of Orange Park,Fl. Stepsister Lori Doole of Ga. Stepbrothers Steve A. Childs of St. Cloud, Michael Childs of Mt. Dora and Kyle Childs of La. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews from Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and West Virginia.

He was the kindest, loving, huge hearted, selfless amazing man. He would never hesitate to help anyone he could. He always had a fishing pole handy and was happiest just being on the water, fishing. He was a gentle, loving and generous soul, with a wicked sense of humor. He will forever be deeply missed by his family and friends. Gone Fishing Forever!

Services Information is as follows:

Compass Pointe Funeral Services

737 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32804

Celebration of life  will be Saturday December 15th. Viewing will be from 6pm-8pm, followed by the service at 8pm.

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Cheryl “Sherry” Lynn (Hearn) Littleton

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Cheryl “Sherry” Lynn (Hearn) Littleton, 60, of Melbourne, Florida, passed away on November 19 due to complications of aortoiliac disease.
Cheryl leaves her children, Marc Littleton, Jr. (Justine) of Kunkletown, PA, Dawn Littleton of Brick, NJ, and Kevin Littleton of Melbourne, FL; her beloved grandchildren, Paige, Zachary, Lily, Gwendolyn, and Charlie; and her sister, Patricia Hearn of Seattle, WA
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Barbara Hearn, and her grandson, Jack Louis Littleton who died earlier this year.
Cheryl was born in Montclair, NJ to Richard and Barbara Hearn on July 30, 1958. Her family moved to the Jersey Shore when she was young, and she attended St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach High School, and Ocean County College. After her years as a stay-at-home mother during her marriage to Marc Littleton, Sr., she worked in sales in New Jersey and Florida. Cheryl loved the beach, spending time with her grandchildren, and her dog, Chloe.
Cheryl’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Florida Hospital in Orlando for their care. A funeral mass will be held at 10am on December 1, 2018 at St. Peter’s Church in Point Pleasant, NJ with Father Marek Stybor officiating.


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Sharon Ann Joseph

Sharon Ann Joseph of Orange County Florida passed away 11/06/2018.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Compass Pointe Funeral Services 737 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804.  407-797-6200

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Jeffrey Robert LeLoup Sr.


Jeffrey Robert LeLoup Sr., 66 of Orlando Florida passed away on Monday November 5, 2018 at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  Mr. LeLoup was born in Tampa, Florida, raised in Schenectady, New York.  He is preceded by his late parents Louise Sophia (Zilver) and Robert Louis LeLoup.   He is survived by his wife Barbara (Scully), sons Jeffrey Robert Jr of Great Falls, Virginia, and Justin Ross Sr. (wife Meredith), and grandson Justin Ross LeLoup Jr. of Savannah, Georgia.
Care entrusted to Compass Pointe Funeral Services
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Elvia Inez Santiago Maldonado

Elvia Inez Santiago Maldonado passed away 10/23/2018.  Arrangements performed by Compass Pointe Funeral Services.

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