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        In Memory of Mark J. South (1954-2006)

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Mark's death is the inspiration that created HelpKeepWarm.org.

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Mark's life.  

Mark South
[ Mark's Eulogy ]

Mark Jeffrey South, son of Bill and Grace South, died December 31, 2006 at 12:05 pm. Mark was born in Hagerstown, MD, October 16, 1954. He attended primary school at Saint Mary's and graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1972. He moved to Tampa in 1980 where he met Ricki Susan McRae December 31, 1980. They married on May 26, 1984 and settled in Brandon, Florida.  They became proud parents to Kyle Jeffrey South on January 31, 1987. Mark was a business owner in Brandon, coached little league baseball for 3 years, 1994-1996, at North Brandon Little League, and was a wonderful husband and father.  He enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica, watching old movies and taking long walks with his dogs. He always took care of his home and enjoyed doing so. Mark is survived by his wife, Ricki, son, Kyle, his mother Grace, and his brothers and sisters, Steve, Cindy, Jim, and David. 

Tribute to Mark South

Mark was homeless for approximately 8 days in December 2006. He was scheduled to arrive home on Christmas Eve after 4 months in a rehab facility. He never made it home.

It is estimated that between 12 and 14 million adults in the U.S. abuse alcohol or are chronic alcoholics. Nearly 100,000 Americans die each year as a result of alcohol abuse, and alcohol is a factor in more than half of the country's homicides, suicides, and traffic accidents. Alcohol abuse also plays a role in many social and domestic problems, from job absenteeism and crimes against property to spousal and child abuse...for more.

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