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By Steve Steiner
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Community Mourns Loss of Eva Corbett


Last updated 4/15/2020 at 7:33pm

Eva Corbett

Eva Corbett, who died April 11, may not have had the renown her husband, World War Two hero Jordan "J.J." Corbett does, but she was held in deep esteem, and cherished by those who knew her.

For a number of them, their memories of Corbett stemmed from having been students of hers. One of those students was Nat Birdsong, mayor pro tem of Winter Haven.

Birdsong was a student at Jewett High School who was in her home economics class. Now in his 70s, Birdsong said it was not unusual for male students to take home economics at Jewett H.S. That was because many males in the black community enjoyed...

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