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Updated: 05/21/2014 08:00:02AM

Winifred Colleen Fore Leach

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Winifred Colleen Fore Leach

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Winifred Colleen Fore Leach (Miss Winnie), 87, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home in Fort Meade., Fla.

Miss Winnie was born July 25, 1926, in Black Star, Ky., and moved to Fort Meade from Williamsburg, Ky., in 1973.

She worked for Peace River Packing as a citrus grader and was a member of First Baptist Church, Fort Meade.

Miss Winnie was well-known for making her famous pies, she was an excellent cook, and a mother to many people.

Her home was always open to anyone in need, and Miss Winnie prided herself in being a native resident of Harlan County, Ky.

Miss Winnie was preceded in death by her father, Clarence E. Fore; mother, Mossie M. Fore; brother, William D. Fore; daughters, Janet Wilson and Debi Taylor; son, Ernie Radloff, and her husband of 50 years, William Leach.

She is survived by her sons, Mike Leach and wife Gina, Kingsport, Tenn., Tim Leach and wife, Hillary, Hardy, Ark.; daughters, Judy Hutchens, Peru, Ind., Tina Leach, Fort Meade, Christal, Shelly, Ashley, and Leslie all of Bartow; sister, Caroline Smith, Green Valley, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Visitation is 1:30-2 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.

Memorial services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m.

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.


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