Celebrity Obituaries

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Joe Wilber Childress

January 31, 1932 - August 29, 2015

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James Richard Mann

September 27, 1946 - August 27, 2015

James Richard Mann (JR, Jimmy, Yim), age 68, earned his angel wings peacefully in his wife's arms and surrounded by family at home in St. Johns, Florida on August 27, 2015. Jimmy was born to Charles and Betty Mann on September 27, 1946 in Jacksonville and attended local Duval County schools. Jimmy served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He was employed as a locomotive engineer...
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Emma Frances Boyd

August 29, 1919 - August 23, 2015

Emma Frances Boyd died on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Oak View Rehabilitation Center, Orange Park, Florida. She was born in Odum, Georgia on August 29, 1919. Emma was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Bessie Collins Boyd; sisters, Camille Bowen (Mack), Wilma McCullers (Bud), Roberta Boyd, Vonnie Boyd, Margaret (Robert) Crockett. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins...
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Harriet Vonderau King

June 20, 1925 - August 23, 2015

Harriet Vonderau King "Queenie", age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Earl B Hadlow Center for Caring. She was born June 20, 1925 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Harmon and Ruth Vonderau. After graduating from Andrew Jackson High School in 1944, she went to work for Bell South. For many years Harriet served as secretary for Holy...
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Irving Hacker

November 3, 1931 - August 21, 2015

Irving "Sonny" Hacker, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on August 21st, at age 83. Sonny was born on November 3, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to Clara and Adolph Hacker. Sonny served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 and was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida where he flew in the original squadron of Hurricane Hunters. He married Merle Setzer of Jacksonville on September 12,...
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Herbert Alvin Gordon

May 7, 1939 - August 20, 2015

Herbert Alvin Gordon was born May 7, 1939, and passed away August 20, 2015. He leaves behind his first cousins, Samuel & Alan Gordon and their families. "Herbie" was a lifetime resident of Jacksonville, graduating from Landon High School in 1957. He was a devoted son to his mother, Shirley Gordon, as his father died when he was a young child. He devoted many hours to charitable works. He...
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Lee Michael Firpo

June 30, 1960 - August 19, 2015

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Pamela Ann Daughtry

March 14, 1963 - August 18, 2015

Do Not Weep Perhaps my time seems all too brief,Do not lengthen it with undue grief. My spirit is free, I do not sleep.I am still here, I do not weep. I am a thousand winds that blow.I am the diamond glints on snow.I am the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond; The clear cool water in a quiet pondI am...
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Herbert Henderson Higgins

December 27, 1934 - August 18, 2015

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William Karl Mouro

November 12, 1954 - August 16, 2015

William Karl Mouro, Jr. (Bill), born November 12, 1954, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, William K. Mouro, Sr. and Una H. Mouro; special grandparents, Edith and Lester VanBenschoten and Linnie Hedemann. Bill spent years in the insurance business and was employed by Independent Life Insurance Company and Empire Properties. ...
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Patricia Albea Womack

August 3, 1927 - August 16, 2015

Patricia Albea Womack, 88, died peacefully on August 16, 2015. It was a joyous day as she was reunited with her beloved husband, George Ivy Womack, Jr.Pat was born to Frank Albea and Annie Lou Boaz on August 3, 1927, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a majorette for the Landon High School band and attended the University of Georgia. She later met George, the love of her life, and they were...
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April 2, 1912 - August 16, 2015

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Jone-Chin Chiang

November 30, 1948 - August 15, 2015

Jone-Chin Chiang, 66 years of age, peacefully passed on Saturday, August 15, 2015 with his family by his side. Jone-Chin was born November 30, 1948 in Taichung, Taiwan to the late Dr. Mou-Zon Chiang and Sue Chiang. He was the youngest of four children. Jone-Chin graduated from Feng Chia University in Taichung, Taiwan. He later moved from Taichung to Taipei, Taiwan where he met Li-Yu and there...
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Jeffrey Kent Riber

November 2, 1956 - August 13, 2015

Jeff Riber passed away on August 13, 2015 after an 8 month battle with cancer. He was a follower of Jesus, a family man, an avid runner, a crazy dancer, and a friend to everyone he met. His 30+ year career with ERA real estate was a testament to his work ethic, creative nature and loyalty. He is survived by Lillian Heavener Riber, his wife of 35 years; 2 sons, Jeff Riber Jr. (Brooke) and Blake...
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Doris Darden Parnaby Wooten

February 23, 1922 - August 12, 2015

Doris Darden Parnaby Wooten, age 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida and lived here all of her life. She was Secretary of her Senior Class at Jackson High School and married her high school sweetheart, Frank E. Parnaby, while he was serving in the US Navy in WWII. After 13 years as a widow, she married Simon "Nade" Wooten. Doris was a...
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Robert Jay Soffler

July 12, 1957 - August 10, 2015

Robert (Bob) Soffler died August 10, 2015 with his family by his side in Jacksonville, Florida. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 13th, at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville at 10:00 am. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to Jacksonville. He touched many lives as a physician. Robert had a deep appreciation for music...
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Norma Edith Johnson

September 13, 1915 - August 8, 2015

Norma E. Johnson, age 99, of Noblesville, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Sheridan Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. She was born on September 13, 1915 to Lloyd and Maude (Salyer) Huff in Wise County, Virginia. Norma was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Most of all, she loved her family. She is survived by her son, Jim (Sheryl) Johnson Jr.; daughters,...
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Ray C. Bandy

January 1, 1922 - August 6, 2015

Ray Bandy of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015. Born January 1,1922 in Parsons, Kansas. He graduated High School in Parsons. He joined the army shortly afterward and served proudly in WWII. After the war he migrated to New York in pursuit of his artstic dreams and met a dream of another sort. He met the former Frances Wilkerson and they were married 30 years until her...
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Patricia B. Hartman

September 14, 1938 - August 4, 2015

Patricia (Tish) Jean Ballard Hartman was freed of earthly burdens on August 4th, 2015. Tish was born on September 14th , 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee to Herschel Charles and Georgia Louise Ballard and was predeceased by her only sibling Margaret Hunter. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Fred; daughters, Suzanne Hartman and Sheila Halter; son-in-law Kevin Halter; granddaughter, Gracie...
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Karl Edward Stupski

August 26, 1954 - August 3, 2015

Karl Edward Stupski, 60, who was raised and lived most of his life in Jacksonville, passed away August 3rd, 2015. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut the son of Stanley and Elizabeth Stupski. Karl graduated from Terry Parker High School, in 1972, and then went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Florida State University in 1976. Upon completion of his accounting degree, he earned...
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John Richardson Wright

March 7, 1942 - August 2, 2015

John Richardson Wright, 73, passed away on August 2, 2015 at his home in Jacksonville Beach surrounded by family and friends. John was born in Columbus, Georgia, on March 7, 1942. His family moved to Valdosta, Georgia and in 1960 he graduated from Valdosta High School. He entered Auburn University, and received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in December 1964. In January...
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Rhonda Elaine Bateh-Ridsdale

September 13, 1958 - August 2, 2015

On Sunday afternoon at 5pm, Rhonda passed away at home surrounded by her close family, from a long battle with cancer. Rhonda was 56 years old. Rhonda Bateh was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL on September 13, 1958. She was the first daughter of Ramzi Abraham and Salwa Bateh. After completing high school, Rhonda completed her Registered Nurse degree from Florida Community College at...
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George James Antoniadis

March 8, 1948 - August 1, 2015

On August 1, 2015, George was called to his heavenly "home" and was welcomed by his father Jim and mother Amelia and all his loved ones "called home" before him. His family lived in Endicott, N.Y. where he was born an only child on March 8, 1948, and raised in a home overflowing with love and all the special "ingredients" for him to grow into a very special and loving man. Although an only child,...
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Margaret Martin Moore Toppan

September 25, 1922 - July 31, 2015

Margaret Toppan, age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Richmond, Virginia and then moved to Pennsylvania were she spent the majority of her life, until 2009, when she moved to Jacksonville, Florida. She is the daughter of the late John and Naomi Pleuso Martin and a sibling of the late, John, William, Genevieve, and Martha (her twin...
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Harold Glenn Dowdy

November 14, 1925 - July 31, 2015

Harold Glenn Dowdy was born in Baxter, Tennessee in 1925 to Early Clyde Dowdy and Mary Dowdy (Swallows). He left this world to be with the Lord on July 31, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He served in the 100th infantry in France and Germany during WWII. After the war he returned to St. Cloud, Florida where he married his beloved wife of 68 years, Celeste Mann. He then graduated from the...
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Adolphus C. Gray

November 9, 1922 - July 29, 2015

Adolphus C. Gray Jr.,also known as Lee and Al, went home to be with our Lord On Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was born November 9, 1922 in Pensacola, Florida. He is a World War II Naval veteran of the Pacific Theater and graduate of the Navy's Engineering Program. He married Reion Blanche Tarver and is survived by her and their children: David L. Gray (Virginia), Don Eric Gray (Sara),...
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Eleanor Darlene Albright

September 30, 1953 - July 28, 2015

Darlene Albright, 61, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was born in Tifton, Georgia and raised in Lenox, Georgia. She attended and graduated from Cook High School. Darlene was devoted to God and was a faithful member at San Jose Baptist Church, where she also sang in the church choir. She enjoyed tending to her potted plants and loved her dogs. Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 19...
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Alice Virginia Pace

January 28, 1932 - July 25, 2015

Alice Pace, 83, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born in Iva, South Carolina and had lived in Orange Park, Florida for over 16 years. She previously lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for 34 years. Survivors include her husband, L. Frank Pace; daughter, Anne Antonoff of Atlanta, Georgia; and grandson, Jeremy Antonoff of St. Petersburg, Florida. She was preceded in death by her...
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Bessie Kathryn Fitzpatrick

February 16, 1914 - July 24, 2015

Bessie Kathryn Fitzpatrick, age 101, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born in McWhorter, West Virginia on February 16, 1914. At 18, she married Ernest H. Fitzpatrick and they began their life together; she as a telephone operator, and he a glass worker in Clarksburg, West Virginia. As their lives progressed, they became owners/operators of auto service and restaurant...
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Ralph Carlton Garner

August 2, 1931 - July 23, 2015

Ralph C. Garner, 83, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Henderson, Kentucky. Ralph was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War where he was a Radio Operator on a B-29. Later on he would become a Controller at Sureway Food Stores in Henderson, Kentucky and then became owner of Ralphs Hickory Pit Barbeque until his retirement. Ralph enjoyed fishing,...
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Douglas Edward Evans

January 28, 1948 - July 20, 2015

On July 20th, 2015, Doug passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Middleburg, Florida. He was 67 years old. Doug Evans was born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida on January 28, 1948. He was the youngest of four sons born to Louis and Virginia Evans. Doug loved his family and he loved music. He never missed an opportunity to brag about his children or grandchildren....
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Barbara Irene Barbara Corbett

November 16, 1930 - July 20, 2015

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Jemson Aviatton Durollari

January 28, 1995 - July 19, 2015

Jemson Durollari passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the age of 20. He was born in Jacksonville to Aviatton Durollari and Lucie Shehi. He attended Mandarin High School. He was a loving and caring young man whose life ended extremely too soon.Jemson is survived by his father, Aviatton; step-mother, Juli; and sisters, Anjeza and Sonila; along with many other close family members and friends. He...
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Lucy Leon Gill

February 27, 1924 - July 18, 2015

Lucy Gill, age 91, passed away peacefully at her home on July 18th, 2015 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 27, 1924 on her family's farm near Trenton, Florida. In 1941 she made her home in St. Augustine, Florida. Mrs. Gill worked in the food service industry for more than 50 years, both at The Monson and Bennett Hotels, and retired after 32 years of dedicated...
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Dolores Mae White

March 16, 1930 - July 16, 2015

Dolores Mae White, 85 years old. After a courageous fight with a number of long term illnesses, "Dee" as she was known to many, died on Thursday, July 16th 2015. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends and supporters, carried her through a grueling period of end stage renal failure. Despite the tremendous stress that dialysis took on her...
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Charles Andrew Lazzaro

February 19, 1928 - July 14, 2015

Charles Andrew Lazzaro, age 87, passed away at his home in Saint Johns, Florida surrounded by his loved ones on July 14th, 2015. He was born on February 19th, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of 3 sons of Thomas Albert Lazzaro and Irene Alice Broadhurst. A devoted husband, Chuck was married for 63 years to the love of his life, Janice Brown and was a doting father to their two daughters,...
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Marie Flauman Kowitz

July 30, 1925 - July 12, 2015

Marie Flauman Kowitz, passed comfortably on July 12, 2015. She was a few weeks shy of her 90th birthday and had a long and fruitful life. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Irvine Kowitz, and is survived by her children, Pat Orban (Alex) of Athens GA and Cantor Mitchell Kowitz of St. Paul MN. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Litsa Rivers (Josh), Joshua, Michael and...
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Barbara Church Murdock

November 30, 1923 - July 12, 2015

Barbara Church Murdock, beloved daughter, wife and mother passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. She was 92. Earth's cry, heaven's smile. We will always miss you.
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Lester G. Harrison

October 21, 1927 - July 11, 2015

Lester G. Harrison passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the age of 87. He was born on Tilghman Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and spent his early years fishing and crabbing the Chesapeake Bay with his cousins, uncles and father. His family moved to Baltimore when he was a teen and eventually settled in Benedict, Maryland. He joined the Navy and was able to continue his...
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Jane Bellamy Macomber

February 26, 1926 - July 11, 2015

Jane Bellamy Macomber was called home to our Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Born February 26, 1926, she was a very strong woman who loved God, her family and many friends. She was such a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great friend to all. She was a great woman who touched the hearts and lives of everyone she met. She will always be loved and missed, but never...
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Donald Wayne Peele

August 19, 1946 - July 9, 2015

Donald Wayne Peele, age 68, passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday, July 9th, 2015. During his last breath he was surrounded by was his loving wife, children and brother. They say you can tell a lot about a man by what he loved and what he hated. Donald "Don" was a true connoisseur of bourbon. He had a sweet spot in his heart for Golden Retrievers, surprising his children one...
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Lillian M. Lindell

January 18, 1917 - July 8, 2015

Lillian M. Lindell, 98, passed away July 8, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on January 18, 1917 in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of Carl and Johanna Halverson. She graduated from Denfeld High School in 1935 and went to Young & Hursh Business College. Lillian was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She also served on the Elizabeth...
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Susan Hope Thornton

June 19, 1968 - July 7, 2015

Susan Hope Thornton, age 47, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on July 7, 2015. She was born in San Diego, California on June 19, 1968. She graduated from Middlesex, New Jersey High School in 1986 and one of her proudest accomplishments was her graduation from college in 2013. Susan resided in several areas of the country, including California, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Atlantic Beach,...
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Christo Syrmis

November 8, 1930 - July 6, 2015

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Chris Spyros Syrmis

October 8, 1930 - July 6, 2015

Chris Spyros, age 84, passed away on July 6, 2015 at home in St. Johns County, Florida. Chris was a long-time resident of Jacksonville and St. Johns, Florida. He was born October 8, 1930 in St. Augustine, Florida to Spiros Dennis Syrmis and Evangelia Syrmis of Syrmis Boat Works in St. Augustine, Florida. Chris was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Syrmis. Chris is survived by his son,...
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Maurice Wagner Goldstein

July 22, 1911 - July 4, 2015

Maurice W. "Maury" Goldstein passed away peacefully at home on July 4. Born in Jacksonville on July 22 1911, he was almost 104 years old and had looked forward to celebrating with family and friends at his favorite restaurant, as he had for the last three years. Maury graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and the University of Florida. Upon receiving his law degree from UF in 1935, he returned...
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William Joseph Moore

December 31, 1935 - June 30, 2015

William J. Moore, Jr., of Atlantic Beach, died peacefully on June 30, 2015. Bill was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on New Year's Eve of 1935, and the party followed him forever after. He attended John Gorrie Junior High and Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville and graduated from Pineville High School in Pineville, Louisiana. Following high school, he received a football scholarship from...
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Betty B. Weeks

December 1, 1929 - June 28, 2015

Betty Barbara Bryant Weeks (85) passed peacefully into Eternity on June 28, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on December 1, 1929 to Walter and Pearl Bryant. Betty grew up in Springfield and attended Kirby-Smith Junior High and Andrew Jackson High School where she in the Pepperettes. She married the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry), a young sailor from Illinois while still in their teens....
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James Garland Day

April 7, 1926 - June 23, 2015

James Garland Day, (89), born April 7, 1926, died after a brief illness on June 23, 2015. He was born to Claude Wesley Day and Allie Belle Thornton Day in Walton County, Georgia. James was predeceased by his son, James G. Day, Jr. He is survived by Lois Clegg Day of Jacksonville; Donna Day Webb of Aiken, SC; John Wesley Day of St. Augustine; Dawn Day Hott of Tampa; and grandchildren, Matthew Webb...
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Patricia Shuffler Wilkes

July 27, 1945 - June 22, 2015

Patricia Carol Shuffler Wilkes entered God's heavenly kingdom upon angels' wings on June 22, 2015. Pat, the youngest daughter of the late Harry and Carolyn Shuffler, was born in Brunswick, Georgia in 1945. She was a graduate of Landon High School and attended Florida State University where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority whose motto is "to live with purpose" each day. Pat is...
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Betty Daisy Mae Aides

May 13, 1921 - June 22, 2015

Betty (Daisy) Mae Aides, age 94, earned her angel wings and went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22, 2015. She resided at Emeritus/Brookdale of Mandarin for eight years. She was born May 13, 1921 in Canton, North Carolina and was the wife of Jim Aides for sixty two years. She was the daughter of Clara and John Henry Medford. She was also preceded in death by six sisters and one brother....
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Bettie Smith Caraway

April 22, 1927 - June 18, 2015

Bettie Jean Smith Caraway, age 88, has passed into eternity confident in her great hope in Jesus Christ. Surrounded by her loving family, she took her final breath in this life on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Orange Park, Florida and entered eternal life, now experiencing the peace of God that passes all understanding. Bettie was born in Tampa, Florida on April 22, 1927 to Gus and Inez (Mema)...
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Sandra Sullivan Ferrigno

January 18, 1949 - June 18, 2015

Sandy Ferrigno passed away surrounded by her devoted husband and daughter on Thursday June 18, 2015. During her 66 years she was lucky enough to live in several different countries and travel all the world, but finally settled down in Jacksonville, Florida with her family in 1984.Sandy was an invaluable ICU registered nurse for Speciality Hospital for 25 years. Those who knew and loved her will...
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Jerry Gus Felos

January 25, 1926 - June 18, 2015

Jerry Gus Felos, age 89, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015. He was born on January 25, 1926, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Gust and Georgia Felos. Jerry graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1947. He served his country with honor in World War II and the Korean War. After the wars, Jerry and his brother, Sam, took over Gus & Co., a shoe and luggage repair store, founded by their...
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James J. Townsend

January 8, 1929 - June 18, 2015

Dr. James Joye Townsend Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on Fishweir Creek in Jacksonville on Thursday, June 18th 2015. A native of Jacksonville, he was the son of Edmond Vernon and Louise Philips Townsend, and delighted in the company of two siblings, Cynthia and Vernon. He was born on January 8th, 1929 and began what was a long residence in the Riverside-Avondale area of Jacksonville. ...
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Philip Mark Atran

September 17, 1946 - June 17, 2015

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Pearl Kass Brooks

July 4, 1913 - June 17, 2015

PEARL BROOKS, age 101, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Born in New York City, she was a long time resident of Jacksonville, being married to her late husband, Maxwell Brooks. She passed away peacefully in Boca Raton, Florida. Survivors include her children, Marsha (Kenneth) Tucker and Nancy (Gerald) Schultz; grandchildren, David (Barbara) Sadowsky, Gregg (Susie) Sadowsky, the late...
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Ronald Knight Owen

April 17, 1933 - June 15, 2015

Ronald "Ron" Knight Owen, age 82, born in Cullman, Alabama, and a long-time resident of the Jacksonville area passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015. He was one of eight children, born to the late Verbon Elliot and Callie Mae Knight Owen. Of the eight children there are two surviving siblings, Arnold Owen (Sue) of Azle, Texas, and Brenda Weddel (Ron) of Bellingham, Washington. During Ron's high...
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Joan Spray Ford

December 22, 1924 - June 13, 2015

Joan Spray Ford, born in Bristol, England on December 22, 1924 passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2015. She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Robert & Dixie Ford, and her daughter & son-in-law, Ann & Mac Heavener, Jr. She was well loved by her granddaughters, Amanda and Erin Ford, and by grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Mac III and Cindy, Matthew and Debbie,...
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Marian Damaris Wilson

June 17, 1929 - June 12, 2015

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Gene Autry Hurst

October 31, 1938 - June 12, 2015

Gene A. Hurst, Sr., age 76, died after a brief illness on Friday, June 12, 2015. Gene was married to the love of his life, Kate Fore, for nearly 30 years. Born in Blackshear, Georgia, he was one of twelve children born to Pink and Sallie Hurst. Gene retired from the City of Jacksonville, Property Appraiser's Office after 39 years of service. Gene is survived by his siblings,Hershell Hurst ...
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Eileen Cummins Smith

November 19, 1921 - June 10, 2015

Eileen Cummins Smith of Jacksonville, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. She was born on November 19, 1921 in Akron, Ohio to William Patrick Cummins and Clare Trares Cummins and grew up in nearby Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. On December 11, 1943, she married 2nd Lieutenant Ronald W. Smith of Akron. Her beloved husband predeceased her in 1993. She and Ron had three children, Jeff, Greg and Sherry....
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Megan Renee Newell

November 13, 2014 - June 10, 2015

Megan Renee Newell passed peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Megan was born on November 13, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida to her parents, Rosemary & Raymond Newell, Jr. Before birth she was diagnosed with A/V malformations and later diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Megan was an angel sent from Heaven. She had a smile that could melt the coldest of hearts...
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Ruth Shader Pelham

September 30, 1929 - June 8, 2015

Ruth Shader Pelham, age 85, of St. Augustine, passed away on June 8, 2015. She was born September 30, 1929 in Waterloo, Iowa. Ruth graduated from East High School and served in the Woman's branch of the Air Force, aka WAC, in the 1940's. She retired from the Duval County School Board as a Librarian Clerk. After retirement, Ruth enjoyed many years of volunteering at various school libraries....
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Daniel Manley Krawczyk

September 25, 1948 - June 8, 2015

Daniel Manley Krawczyk, age 66, of Jacksonville, died June 8, 2015 at South Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on September 25, 1948 to the late Carmen (Eulenfeld) Wilkins. Danny lived in Anchorage, Alaska for many years before moving back to his hometown of Jacksonville 10 years ago. Danny graduated from Wolfson Senior High School in Jacksonville in 1966. Following...
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Mark Richard Stewart

November 25, 1973 - June 5, 2015

Lieutenant Mark Richard Stewart, age 41, of the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2015. Mark is survived by his beloved wife, Jessica; his mother, Karen Strickland (Jack); father, Jerry Stewart; brother, Brad Stewart (Mary); nephews, Noah and Liam; mother and father-in-law, Beverly and Eddie Clanton; sisters-in-law, Kelly Masteller (Bryan)...
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James Saul Hindawi

March 21, 1951 - June 4, 2015

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Robert Leonard Feldman

January 4, 1932 - June 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Marjorie Ann Gordon

May 7, 1934 - June 3, 2015

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Kenneth Morton Jacobson

September 18, 1941 - May 28, 2015

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George A. Stelogeannis

August 25, 1929 - May 28, 2015

George Alexander Stelogeannis, age 85, passed away in Ocala, Florida on May 28th, 2015. He was born in Avon Park, Florida on August 25, 1929 to Alexander George Stelogeannis and Anna Assimopoulos Stelogeannis. He attended Ocala High School and graduated in 1947. George grew up in, worked as a cook at, and helped run his family's restaurant business. He served in the United States Army and then...
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Arlena Beth McGuire Vincent

September 23, 1928 - May 25, 2015

Arlena Beth McGuire Vincent, age 86, of Jacksonville, passed away May 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Neosho, Missouri to James Arlie and Nola Pearl McGuire, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. During high school, Arlena managed the drug store soda fountain in Neosho, Missouri where she met her future...
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Ann Brown Marko

May 3, 1933 - May 23, 2015

Ann "Pi" Elizabeth Brown Marko, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at River Garden Hebrew Home on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She is survived by her son, Adam Marko; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Marko; and grandson, Max Marko, all of Jacksonville, Florida.Pi was born in Bakersfield, California on May 3, 1933 and grew up the daughter of a Navy Captain. She traveled extensively around...
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David Mordkovich Khazanovich

March 29, 1940 - May 22, 2015

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Michael G. Hutchens

January 2, 1948 - May 22, 2015

Mike Hutchens, local insurance executive, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his brother, Sandy, as well as several close friends and co-workers. Mike was born on January 2, 1948, in Mt. Airy, NC, to Frances Gwyn Hutchens and Sandy V. Hutchens, Sr. He attended Mt. Airy High School, where he excelled on the basketball court and...
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Margaret Arleene Dowdy

March 3, 1918 - May 22, 2015

Margaret H. Dowdy, died in Jacksonville, Florida on May 22, 2015. She was born in Savannah, Georgia, graduated from Savannah High School and attended Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. She worked for an accounting firm in Savannah until her marriage in 1940. Later in life she was CFO for the Visiting Nurses Association of Jacksonville, a member of Swaim Memorial Methodist Church in...
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Martha Rose Kalil Benoit

August 24, 1930 - May 18, 2015

MARTHA ROSE KALIL (Akra) BENOIT, 84, died at home after a brief illness surrounded by her five children. She was born on August 24, 1930, in Live Oak, Florida and was the daughter of Margaret Redmond Kalil and Ford Anthony Kalil, Sr. She graduated from St. Genevieve-of-the Pines, Ashville, North Carolina and attended Immaculata College in Washington, D.C. In 1948, Martha Rose moved to...
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Victor Eugene Holbrooks

May 11, 1934 - May 15, 2015

Victor Eugene Holbrooks passed away May 15, 2015. He was born May 11, 1934 in Concord, N.C. and was the son of Ethel and Macon Holbrooks. He graduated from Fishbourne Military Academy and attended the University of Florida after which he served in the U.S. Army. Upon discharge he became a longtime resident of Jacksonville. Vic worked at GMAC for 15 years and then spent the remainder of his career...
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R. Taylor King

April 23, 1925 - May 11, 2015

Rice "Taylor" King, son of Andre Rice King and Virginia Taylor King, died peacefully on Monday, May 11, in Atlanta, Georgia, a few weeks after his 90th birthday. Dr. King dedicated his life to the practice of psychiatry, beginning with his service as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and proceeding through nearly 60 years in private practice. A Jacksonville native, Taylor studied at Vanderbilt...
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Phyllis Katz Strumlauf

May 20, 1941 - May 10, 2015

Phyllis Katz Strumlauf, age 73, passed away on May 10, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on May 20, 1941. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 53 years, George; her sister, Rochelle Shainbrown; three children, Ross Strumlauf, Lane (Melissa) Strumlauf and Beth (Daryl) Walter; five grandchildren, Brooke, Faith and Hunter Strumlauf, Noah and Jesse Walter. She was...
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Mickey Deborah Merlin

June 28, 1950 - May 10, 2015

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John Flynn Hardy

November 22, 1922 - May 9, 2015

"May you have Fairwinds and Following Seas"Commander John F. Hardy, passed away May 9, 2015. The Naval Veteran of three wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam), was born in Waycross, Georgia on November 22, 1922, the second of two children. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1940 followed by Georgia Tech University B.S., Emory University, Harvard University(NSCS) and eventually Naval Post Graduate...
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Vickie Diane Prestridge

February 10, 1960 - May 9, 2015

Vickie Diane Esposito Prestridge went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2015. She was born February 10, 1960 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Vickie is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jesse Prestridge, Jr of Jacksonville; her sons, David (Tracy) and Daniel (Crystal); her sisters, Debbie (Joe), Theresa (Lee); and brothers, John Jr., Robert, and half- brother, Shane (Denisse); half-sister Lori...
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Richard James Tice

July 9, 1931 - May 7, 2015

Richard "Dick" Tice passed away peacefully at The Terrace of Jacksonville Nursing Home on May 7, 2015 at the age of 83.Dick is survived by his devoted wife, June; son, Gary; grandchildren, Nicole, Lauren, and Scott; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Jackson, Krista and Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Herlina Tice of Buffalo, New York. Dick was born July 9, 1931 in...
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Margaret M. Sears

March 11, 1921 - May 2, 2015

Margaret Sears, March 11, 1921, passed away on May 2, 2015. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Fred Sears, mother, Robbie Clark (Harvey) and brother, Carlton Murphey (Irene). She is survived by her beloved daughter, Mary Alice Gilmore (Jimmy), grandchildren, Rick Gilmore (Donna), Cheryl Hauser (Mike), Jenee' Gilmore, Ross Gilmore, 8 great grandchildren, one precious...
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Daniel G. Thomas

November 2, 1942 - May 2, 2015

Daniel G. Thomas, Jr. DDS, 72 years old, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Dan was born November 2, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. Dan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother and many felt his generosity. His spirit of helping others had no boundaries. He adored his life with his wife, Edie, of nearly 50 years. As a father and grandfather, he was a loving, supportive...
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Calvin E. Hayden

September 13, 1942 - May 2, 2015

Calvin Earl "Bud" Hayden, 72, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, died suddenly and unexpectedly late Saturday afternoon. His parents Nell Colbert Hayden and George T. Miller preceded him in death. While Bud's accomplishments were extensive and monumental, nothing among those took precedence over the love and loyalty he felt for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Mary...
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Charles Morris Grossman

January 29, 1932 - April 30, 2015

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Lucille Carter Herrin

February 24, 1921 - April 29, 2015

Lucille Carter Herrin was born on February 24, 1921 in Hoboken, Georgia. Her parents were Jeptha Griffin and Zettie O'Quinn Griffin. Lucille died on April 29, 2015 at Life Care Center of Jax, while under the care of Community Hospice. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist faith, and attended churches in Georgia.She leaves two loving daughters, Phyllis Carter and Dianne Copeman (Tom). She...
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Jane Carol Bannister Hendley

March 30, 1935 - April 27, 2015

Jane Carol Bannister Hendley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 80 in Jacksonville, FL. Although recently of St. Simons Island, GA, she was a longtime resident of Aiken, SC; Atlanta, GA; and Hilton Head Island, SC. She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley Albert Bannister and Ethel Ellis Bannister of Baltimore, MD and Long Beach...
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Mary Etta Nelson

March 8, 1929 - April 27, 2015

Mary Etta Nelson, age 86, born in Anderson, South Carolina on March 8, 1929 and longtime resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on April 27, 2015. She was married to Hanford Bradley Nelson (Brad) until his passing on August 23, 1983. She is survived by her loving children; daughter, Nancy Lee Nelson; her son, Hanford Bradley Nelson, Jr (Ford) and his wife Vickie; as well as...
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Wallace Wright

December 9, 1930 - April 26, 2015

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June June Hartmann

July 18, 1927 - April 25, 2015

Rebecca June Hartmann, born to Alyne and Elbert (Shorty) Gilbert on July 18, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee, Rebecca June Hartmann, a beautiful person inside and out, passed away to eternal life and her loved ones in Heaven on April 25, 2014. June was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of nearly 70 years, Ernie; their son, Eddy; her mother and father; and her sister, Billie Jean.June's...
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Walter Harold Kraemer

March 24, 1920 - April 23, 2015

Walter Harold Kraemer, born to Esther and Samuel, passed away peacefully the morning of April 23, 2015. Born March 24, 1920 in New York, he grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. He met the love of his life, Sylvia Goldman, on a blind date in September of 1946. They were married in October of the following year, and celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in 2014. Walter and Sylvia became...
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Robert Lexford Sorey

September 27, 1919 - April 20, 2015

Colonel Robert L. Sorey, USAF (Ret) passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 at the age of 95, after a short illness. He was a true patriot, an admired church and community leader, and a dedicated family man. Bob was one of the best of those who became known as the "Greatest Generation". He volunteered for the Army Air Force two months after the Pearl Harbor attack, coming from his native...
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Dorothy Elaine Almashy

April 3, 1925 - April 20, 2015

Dorothy Elaine (Ford) Almashy, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her on home on Sunday, April 20, 2015. She was 90 years young. Dot was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Milton Szatkowski and John C. Almashy; her mother, Gladys Ford Williams; her sister, Norma Seaman; and her brother, Eugene Lee Ford. She is survived by her...
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Neil Christopher Taylor

October 13, 1927 - April 20, 2015

Neil Christopher Taylor, 87, a longtime resident of Jacksonville, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was married to Janice O'Steen Taylor until her death on June 14, 2007. He is survived by his sons, Neil C. Taylor, Jr. and his wife Pegge, Mark D. Taylor and his wife Ginny; and son-in-law, Wayne Perpall. He is also survived by his much loved granddaughters, Mindy...
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Doris Meadows Arnold

May 26, 1923 - April 18, 2015

Doris Meadows Arnold passed away peacefully April 18 at Brookdale Senior Living Facility. The only daughter of Mellye Vereen McDaniel and Lonnie Newman Meadows, Mrs. Arnold was born in Valdosta, Georgia, and completed her education in Georgia schools before moving to Jacksonville. She became active in civic and charitable organizations and was a past member of the San Jose Ladies Golf...
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Sandra C. Orr

December 3, 1948 - April 18, 2015

Sandy was born on December 3, 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Neil and Jewel (King) Caldwell. She married David G. Orr on February 28, 1966. She was a graduate of Franklin High School (Franklin, TN). Over the years, Sandy, David and their boys lived in many cities - from Louisville, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana to Baltimore, Maryland and Jacksonville, Florida. It did not...
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Thelma Segal Schneider

September 16, 1916 - April 18, 2015

Thelma Segal Schneider, 98 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Saturday April 18, 2015. She was a wife, mother, religious school teacher and seasonal government employee who was a traditional home maker. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, the former Thelma Segal was married to Nathan J. Schneider for over 70 years. They enjoyed a loving and supportive relationship. Nathan predeceased her...
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