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Memorials for Former Supreme Court Justice Ben Overton Announced

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 Memorial services fo former Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton will take place in Gainesville, Tallahassee and St. Petersburg this month.

A funeral service for Overton, who died last Saturday at the age of 86, will take place in Gainesville on Saturday, Jan. 5.

A Lying in State and memorial service will take place next Monday in Tallahassee.

Another service and burial will take place in St. Petersburg on Jan. 9.

Overton served on the Supreme Court from 1974 to 1999, authoring more than 1,400 opinions. A press release from the Supreme Court is here. Speakers at his memorial services will include: Chief Justice Ricky Polston, former Gov. Reubin Askew, former Justice Parker Lee McDonald, and Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte.

Information for memorial services is below:

Saturday, Jan. 5: Funeral service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville at 10:30, with a reception at Oak Hammock.

Monday, Jan. 7: Lying in State from Noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Building rotunda in Tallahassee. A memorial service will follow starting at 2:00 p.m. in the courtroom.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: A final service will be held on January 9 at St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg at Noon. Burial will follow in St. Petersburg.

See the press release below

Services for former Justice Ben F. Overton Announced

A funeral service for former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville at 10:30 this coming Saturday with a reception at Oak Hammock. Overton, 86, died last Saturday in Gainesville due to complications from heart surgery.

There will be a Lying in State next Monday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Building rotunda in Tallahassee. A memorial service will follow starting at 2:00 p.m. in the courtroom featuring speakers that include Chief Justice Ricky Polston, former Gov. Reubin Askew, former Justice Parker Lee McDonald, and Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte.

During the Lying in State, the family will receive visitors in the Lawyer’s Lounge at the Florida Supreme Court building, main floor.

A final service will be held on January 9 at St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg (Seminole) at Noon. Burial will follow in St. Petersburg.

The earlier press release on Justice Overton is available on the Court’s website:

http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/documents/pressreleases/2012/12-30-2012_Overton_Release.pdf

 

 

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