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Jordan Joseph Ansbacher

September 15, 1927 - April 28, 2016

Jordan J. Ansbacher, age 88, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, following a prolonged illness. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Jordan graduated in business from the University of Florida and served as a naval officer in World War II and the Korean War. He established and operated Jordan Ansbacher Realty, a commercial real estate investment firm for more than 50 years and was known locally for...
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Edmond Michael Feeks

November 29, 1929 - April 26, 2016

FEEKS: Edmond M., Captain U.S. Navy, Retired. Died April 26, 2016, at the age of 86. He was born the sixth and youngest child of John J. and Alice O'Donnell Feeks on November 29, 1929 in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. He received a BA degree in Philosophy from Maryknoll College in 1951, later earning an MA in International Relations from American University, and an MBA from the University of...
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Dorothy June Lee

August 6, 1926 - April 26, 2016

IN LOVING MEMORYDorothy June LeeAugust 6, 1926 - April 26, 2016Born Dorothy June Knight on August 6, 1926 but was always known as June. She is survived by her sister, Nina Knight Borgis and Nina's family. When June and Nina were young girls they danced on roller skates in many performances. In 1948 June married the love of her life, Albert Lee Jr. In 1964 they founded Lee Printing, Inc. Golf...
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Milton Bernard Mann

February 23, 1931 - April 25, 2016

Dr. Milton B. Mann, age 85, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1931 to Israel and Ruth Mann. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Clara; his loving children, Yitzhak Ben-Moshe and Irene (John) LeJeune; his grandchildren, Ilan and Eden Ben-Moshe; future daughter-in-law, Shereen Canady; his devoted sister, Shirley Goldman, as well as...
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Delia Elizabeth Weller-Baker

January 19, 1951 - April 25, 2016

Delia Elizabeth Weller-Baker, 65, died April 25 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her father, and is survived by her mother, brother, aunt 7 first cousins and several nieces and nephews. Private Services will be held at a later date.Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.comHARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.
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Fay Osborn Mills

December 17, 1926 - April 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Iris Paula Ringold Spitzer

June 18, 1935 - April 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Nina Marruzzi Kelley

July 26, 1921 - April 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Joseph LaTorre

August 29, 1925 - April 24, 2016

Joseph LaTorre passed away in his sleep on April 24, 2016. He was 90 years old and lived a full and distinctly American life. Joseph was born on August 29, 1925 in the lower east side of New York City to Maria and Salvatore LaTorre; and three brothers: Dominick, Ignazio and Salvatore who predeceased him.An avid and talented baseball player, Joseph once tried out for both the Yankees and the...
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Elaine Taylor Newbill

May 8, 1930 - April 24, 2016

Elaine Taylor Newbill, age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 24, 2016 in her home. She was a Jacksonville native, attended Vanderbilt University and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Elaine briefly taught at Andrew Jackson High School, then retired to stay home to concentrate on raising her 3 children. In the 1980's she owned & operated The Cambridge Diet Center....
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Kenneth Paul Juhn

September 2, 1922 - April 23, 2016

Graveside service at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2pm on Wednesday, May 4th.Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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William Irving Kasin

December 2, 1930 - April 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Shirley E. Armistead

August 17, 1945 - April 19, 2016

Shirley Eacho Armistead, age 70, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born on August 17, 1945 in Richmond, Virginia to William and Nellie Eacho. She was a 1963 graduate of Highland Springs High School and retired from CSX in Jacksonville, Florida as a legal secretary in 2008. Shirley is survived by her son, Kenneth Armistead (Sherry); brother, Robert Eacho; sister-in-law,...
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Wilma Littlejohn Jones

August 18, 1923 - April 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Seymour David Cohn

October 6, 1937 - April 18, 2016

Seymour Cohn of Jacksonville passed away from pneumonia and organ failure on the morning of April 18, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 6, 1937 to Leon and Diana Cohn. Seymour was an entrepreneur who owned and operated a diversity of businesses from liquor stores, restaurants, and gambling tourism to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Mississippi. Some of his...
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Blending Dewitt Hughes

September 2, 1939 - April 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207
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Libby Braddock Richardson

May 3, 1920 - April 15, 2016

Libby Braddock Richardson passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on April 15, 2016. Born on May 3, 1920, she was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. She was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and attended Stetson University, graduating with a B.A. in Music Performance (organ and piano). At Stetson, she met and married her beloved husband of 60 years, Frank Craig Richardson....
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Luis Garcia-Rivera

June 9, 1943 - April 14, 2016

Luis Garcia-Rivera, M.D., loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend and doctor, passed from this life to the next on April 14, 2016 at the age of 72.A few months before his death, he reflected upon his time on earth:"I've led a full, interesting, and rich life. I have a wonderful, good wife - she's been tremendous throughout my life and especially during this time. My kids have...
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Suzanne Iris Bernard

December 23, 1962 - April 14, 2016

Suzanne "Suzi" Bernard, wife of Ed Bernard, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1962, Suzi was the daughter of Mike and Deanna Lissner. She received her Masters in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida and was employed by the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital as a social worker. Suzi and Ed retired to Savannah,...
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Joseph Edwin Starling

November 11, 1930 - April 14, 2016

Joseph Edwin "Pinky" Starling passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at age 85 from heart related issues. A life-long native and resident of Jacksonville, Florida, he was born on November 11, 1930 and lived on the Westside, but moved to the Southside later in life. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1948 and Jones Business College shortly thereafter. He went to work for Peninsular...
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Joseph Augustine Caimi

December 6, 1927 - April 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Sybil Ponder Weiland

July 2, 1925 - April 12, 2016

Sybil Ponder Weiland, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on July 2, 1925 in Canadian, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her sons, Delmar Leon Estes (Rose), Donald R. Estes (Ginger), and grandson, Mark Estes. She is survived by her son, Robert Estes (Janice); 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.Visitation will...
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Bertha Maxine Hardy

January 10, 1922 - April 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Margaret Hanlon Rickey

December 2, 1940 - April 12, 2016

Margaret Hanlon Rickey "Peggy". On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Peggy passed away surrounded by her four children, after a valiant fight with Lymphoma. Peggy was born on December 2, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Elizabeth O'Brien Hanlon and Thomas Francis Hanlon, who preceded her in death. She was married for 28 years to her beloved husband, Walter Joseph Rickey on February 16, 1963...
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James Morris Henderson

February 4, 1955 - April 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ivory Lee Kennedy

May 14, 1924 - April 10, 2016

Ivory Lee Kennedy was the second son born to the union of Omie Byrd and Willie Kennedy on May 14, 1924, Cobbtown, GA. His parents died when he was a young boy. He and his brother, James Dewey (J. D.) were raised by grandparents William and Ida Parrish Byrd. After their death, uncle and aunt Marshton and Mamie Kennedy assumed the parental responsibilities. His Celebration of Life came to an end...
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Paul Samuel Strauss

May 11, 1931 - April 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Agnes Blanchard Bennett

June 6, 1926 - April 7, 2016

Agnes Blanchard Bennett, age 89, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, with her son by her side. She was born June 6, 1926, on a small farm in Rose Hill, North Carolina to the late Ernest and Nora Blanchard. She went off to Pineland College at age 17, the same year her Dad died. After receiving a two-year college degree, she went to work for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,...
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Hughey Dean Bass

July 17, 1937 - April 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Zena Latto

October 25, 1925 - April 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Gary Lee Harmon

August 16, 1935 - April 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Vladimir Zhukov

August 22, 1946 - April 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Robert Davis Moses

January 4, 1919 - April 2, 2016

Bob was born to Eli and Ida Lublin Moses in Hartford, CT and attended Hartford High School. He then went on to graduate from Michigan State College, now University, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1940. Later in life, Bob completed an M.B.A. at University of Hartford. After college he was employee no. 4 at McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell-Douglas) in St. Louis, MO, and was a...
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Dorothy Mae Nielsen Cronise

September 18, 1924 - April 2, 2016

Dorothy Mae Nielsen Cronise , age 91, died peacefully at home Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Miami, Florida on September 18, 1924, to Marianne Jensen and Arthur V. Nielsen and was baptized on August 19, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. She was confirmed at Bay Shore Lutheran Church, Miami, Florida. Dorothy spent her childhood in Miami, graduating from Edison Senior...
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Frances Barket Joseph

August 1, 1922 - April 1, 2016

Frances Barket Joseph, age 93, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, died on Friday, April 1, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Joseph was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Joseph (Joe) M. Joseph, and her sister, Mary Lewis. She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and earned her BS degree in Art History from the University of North Florida. She was a member of All Saints...
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Morris Burnstein

October 16, 1922 - March 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Carl C. Childress

April 15, 1921 - March 29, 2016

Carl C. Childress passed away on Tuesday March 29, 2016, with his son at his side. He was born April 15, 1921 in Grundy, Virginia. Carl began his military career in 1942 serving both in WWll and the Korean War. He proudly served under many branches of US Military; Retiring from the Airforce as Chief Warrant Officer. Carl was also a proud member of the Francis T Hurlbert Lodge, which merged...
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John Mark Du Hamel

June 1, 1961 - March 28, 2016

John Mark DuHamelJohn was a beloved father, son, brother, man of God, co-worker and friend to many. His energy and love for life will always be felt by everyone he has touched. John was born on June 1, 1961 to Paul John and Juanita Dawn (Hargraves) DuHamel. He was born at the US Naval Hospital, Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Until he was four, John lived in Orange Park, Florida and then moved...
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Bateh Peter Bateh

January 10, 1935 - March 27, 2016

Bateh Peter Bateh, January 10, 1935 - March 27, 2016, resident of Jacksonville, Florida. Bateh (Benny) Peter Bateh, 81, went to his eternal rest with the Lord on Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born on January 10, 1935 in Ramallah, Palestine to Butros and Sabha Bateh. He later immigrated to the United States in 1948 and settled in Jacksonville. He was very proud to be a part of this community and...
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Ronald William Gerdes

June 22, 1928 - March 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Florence Elaine Papalas

February 10, 1942 - March 23, 2016

Florence Elaine Wittmer Papalas, 74, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Elaine was born in Durham, North Carolina on February 10, 1942. As a small child, Elaine moved with her family to Illinois, where she graduated from Oak Lawn High School in 1960. This itself was no small feat, as Elaine was stricken by polio as a child, and was expected to succumb to the...
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Catherine Brittain Townsend

May 24, 1930 - March 22, 2016

Catherine "Kitty" Brittain Townsend passed away peacefully on March 22, 2016. A native of Jacksonville, she was the daughter of Kingman Brittain and Laura Hawkins Brittain, originally of Jacksonville, and sister of Barbara Brittain Hodges and Kingman Brittain, Jr., both deceased. Kitty was born on May 24th, 1930 in Jacksonville. While she lived the majority of her life there, she spent her high...
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Barry Steven Sinoff

September 29, 1942 - March 22, 2016

Barry Steven Sinoff passed away suddenly on March 22, 2016 surrounded by his wife and sons. He was born on September 29, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. Barry graduated from the University of Florida where he also received his Juris Doctor Degree. He was a past president of Florida Blue Key and past president of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. Following his admittance to the Florida Bar, Barry began...
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Flor Velilla

September 7, 1937 - March 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Elizabeth Mahaffey Holz Cahill

November 2, 1926 - March 20, 2016

Elizabeth Mahaffey Holz Cahill, age 89, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Elizabeth was born on November 2, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida. After finishing high school in Richmond Hill, Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Music, later pursuing a career as a School Teacher in Duval County. She was predeceased in death by her first husband, Forrest Henry...
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Muriel Higgins Garland

August 15, 1926 - March 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Henry Alfred Baughn

May 11, 1920 - March 19, 2016

Henry Alfred Baughn, Jr. was born in Helena, Alabama on May 11, 1920. He served in WWII European Theater US Army, including the Battle of Normandy. He was a recipient of the Silver Star, the American Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Henry is survived by his son, Richard A. Baughn, his sons Brent and Blake and their mother Michelle F. Baughn; his daughter,...
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Robert Dean Squire

January 2, 1925 - March 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Francis Henry Brossette

July 29, 1928 - March 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Charles Armand Barnes

April 28, 1912 - March 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Wilbur Lawrence Phipps

January 5, 1930 - March 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Debbie Marie Wagner

October 7, 1961 - March 14, 2016

Debbie grew up in a large family, often thinking about her siblings and parents before herself. From a young age, she was determined to help others. Living in a large family there was not a lot of down time. During her time in school, she loved playing trumpet in the band and being in the Girl Scouts. Debbie's love for school was two-fold. Debbie experienced both spectrums of the educational...
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John Sanford Bird,

July 2, 1962 - March 14, 2016

John (Jack) Sanford Bird, Jr., age 53 of Jacksonville, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at home, of natural causes. He was born on July 2, 1962 in Trenton, New Jersey and attended Assumption Catholic School and Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville. Jack was very involved with the San Jose Athletic Association where his boys played baseball, including being a Board Member. Jack is...
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Alan Jay Taffet

October 9, 1933 - March 11, 2016

Alan Jay Taffet, age 82, passed away on March 11, 2016 in Jacksonville Florida. Alan was a special man and loved by all who knew him. Born in Bronx, New York, Alan was the son of Max and Jeanne Taffet. He graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Fordham University and owned Ansonia Pharmacy in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Upon moving to Jacksonville, he became the lead pharmacy supervisor at...
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Barbara Janina Phillips

September 23, 1938 - March 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Elinor Barbara Glassman

April 26, 1921 - March 10, 2016

Elinor was the only child of Lillian and Hyman Goodman, born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Adelphi University in New York. Elinor met Dr. Jacob A. Glassman in Miami Beach, the paradise they and the family moved to after their post World War II Chicago home. Elinor was active in the Miami Jewish community, serving as president of the Women American ORT and Temple Israel Sisterhood. She...
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Darrien Cade Clark

October 29, 1968 - March 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Mercedes Agnes Jimenez Campbell

September 24, 1922 - March 9, 2016

Mercedes Agnes Jimenez Campbell, 93, passed away peacefully at Wyndham Lakes in the city of Jacksonville Florida on March 9, 2016 were she has been a long term resident.The memorial service will be held in Jacksonville Florida at Oaklawn Chapel & Cemetery on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The Reverend Richard E. Carney, the pastor of Park Lane Baptist Church in Jacksonville Florida...
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Anne Cornwall Johnson-Adams

July 6, 1933 - March 9, 2016

Anne Cornwall Johnson-Adams of Jacksonville, Florida died peacefully at the age of 82 on March 9, 2016 at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. She was surrounded by her beloved family who were everything to her. Anne, a true Florida native who loved the sunshine and the beach, was born on July 6, 1933 to Bryan H. Cornwall, Sr. and Eva Baker Cornwall of Jacksonville, Florida.Anne graduated from...
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Teresa Andre Cherry

June 1, 1968 - March 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Vera Sears Lienau

March 26, 1923 - March 7, 2016

Vera Nell Sears Lienau, of Jacksonville, was born March 26, 1923 in Douglas, Georgia to Vera and Clifford Sears. She passed away on March 7, 2016 at her residence with family and friends by her side. She was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. Nell was a graduate of the class of 1940 at Andrew Jackson High School. She attended Arlington and Parkwood Baptist churches for a number of years. Nell&...
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Carroll Geneva Greene Wynn

February 21, 1933 - March 5, 2016

Carroll G. (Greene) Wynn, age 83, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016, after a long struggle with Parkinson disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Wynn. She is survived by her brother, sister, 2 sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, four sons; a daughter; three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, 15 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High...
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James Boulden Waters

April 25, 1934 - March 5, 2016

James Boulden Waters, Jr.April 25, 1934-March 5, 2016James Boulden Waters, Jr. died peacefully on March 5, 2016. He was born on April 25, 1934, a third generation native of Jacksonville. Raised in Riverside, he attended The Bolles School and The University of Florida where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. He served his country in the Korean War. Mr. Waters was a prominent local business...
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Linda Sue Tobin

September 20, 1953 - March 4, 2016

Linda Sue Tobin, age 62, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Tobin; two sons, Brian and Kenny; two brothers, Gene Frier (Audrey), Allen Frier (Lori); sister, Audrey Proctor; and many other dear relatives and friends.Linda worked as a crossing guard at Englewood Elementary School in...
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Martha Ruth Dowdy Fowler

March 30, 1923 - March 4, 2016

Martha Ruth Dowdy Fowler, age 92, went home to Heaven, on Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Vincent's Southside. She was born in Cordele, Georgia on March 30, 1923 to Pat and Lillie Mae (Butterworth) Dowdy. She married the love of her life, Willis H. "Bill" Fowler, in Cordele on February 3, 1940 and recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Fowler was devoted to her Lord and...
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Edward Jackson Brannam

April 28, 1925 - March 3, 2016

Edward Jackson Brannam, age 90, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. He was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He was a graduate of Landon High School class of 1944 and was awarded a Military and Scholastic Diploma. Edward served in the Merchant Marines from 1943 until 1949 and discharged as a 3rd Assistant Engineer. He then became a Boiler Inspector for Hartford Insurance Company until 1957....
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Cathy Joy Smith

August 11, 1960 - March 3, 2016

Cathy J. Smith, 55, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from a rich life filled with those who loved her and travels to far reaches of the world. Born in Conyers, Georgia, she was a graduate of Young Harris College and Valdosta State University. She is the eldest daughter of Sylvia Johnson Smith and James Richard Smith of Conyers, Georgia. Cathy moved to Florida many years ago and...
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Jeffrey Philip Wolfe

April 20, 1982 - March 2, 2016

Jeffrey Philip Wolfe passed away March 1st, 2016 to be with the Lord. He is survived by his parents, Frank A. Wolfe Jr. and Mary Leann Wolfe; his brother, Ryan Wolfe; sister-in-law, Lauren Wolfe; and his beloved nephew, Owen Wolfe. He was born April 20th, 1982 in Moundsville, West Virginia. Jeff left us here on this earth where, for the rest of our lives, we will miss him dearly. Words cannot...
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James Porter Jones

November 4, 1930 - March 2, 2016

James Porter Jones, 85, passed away on March 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Grettza, who died on August 13, 2014. He is survived by his son, Rick and his wife, Suzy, of Jacksonville; his daughter, Kathy Jones Clodfelter and her husband, Scott, of Tallahassee; five grandchildren, Ashley Jones Heller (Brian), Jonathan Clodfelter, Rachel Jones, Katie Clodfelter Mynard ...
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Marilynn White Pruitt

November 3, 1923 - February 24, 2016

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James William Weedon

September 28, 1920 - February 24, 2016

James William (Bill) Weedon died on February 24, 2016 with his children by his side. He was born on September 28, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland to Louis Milton Weedon and Annie Celinda Taylor Weedon. He had an older brother, Milton, who predeceased him. He was a lifelong and gifted athlete, an All City high school football, basketball and baseball player. He was recruited by Wake Forest...
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Julia Agnes Jones

November 17, 1924 - February 24, 2016

Julia A. Jones "Judy", a longtime resident of Jacksonville, FL, died Wednesday, February 24th at the Community Hospice Anne and Donald McGraw Center for Caring at age 91. She was born in 1924 and grew up in Moultrie, GA with her parents and eight siblings. Judy married a Navy man and the love of her life, James H. Jones, Sr. Jimmy, in 1943. The couple first moved to Jacksonville in 1948...
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Luella E. Quinn

February 12, 1933 - February 24, 2016

Luella Ethel Quinn, age 83, passed away on February 24, 2016. Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL is serving the family.
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Anthony Mark Canova

January 27, 1961 - February 23, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Canova of Jacksonville/Orange Park, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. He was born on January 27, 1961 in Laurel, Maryland, Tony was always full of life. He taught his children and grandchildren the meaning of unconditional love. He loved the beach, horse racing, glass bottle Coca Cola's, and cherished being a Dad. Survived by three daughters, Andrea (Michael,...
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Karol Tencer

November 14, 1967 - February 22, 2016

Karol Tencer of Jacksonville, Florida passed away suddenly on February 22, 2016. Born November 14, 1967 in Nova Bana, Slovakia, to Maria and Karol Tencer; he grew up loving mountains, animals and airplanes. In 1998 he moved to the United States to join his wife, Dagmar Tencer, and in 2007 they both became US citizens. Karol worked for Suddath Companies as an IT network engineer for 16 years and...
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Pamela Young Gratz

September 20, 1949 - February 21, 2016

Pamela Young Gratz, age 67, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, graveside, on Monday, February 29 at 11:00 am. She was born September 20, 1949 in Orlando, Florida to Ed and Lucille Young. They moved to Lakeland Florida where Pam grew up and graduated from Lakeland Senior High School. Pam and her family moved to Jacksonville where Pam went...
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Woodson Gray Dudley

July 11, 1928 - February 21, 2016

Woodson (Woodie) G. Dudley passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, February 21, 2016 following his battle with cancer. Woodie, a long time resident of Bonita Springs, Florida and a former resident of Indianapolis, Indiana leaves behind his sons, William Bruce Dudley (Beth), Dwight Allen Dudley (Judy), Daniel Lewis Reed, Dale Paul Reed, Woodson (Woodie) Morris Dudley (Angel), David (Doug)...
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Mary Nanny" Elizabeth Grooms

September 21, 1912 - February 19, 2016

Mary Grooms "Betty" "Nanny" , born September, 21, 1912 in Ft. White, Florida and died on February 19, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. How can you say everything you want to say about a woman who lived 103 years? She was first and foremost a Christ follower, who loved God, accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized in the Ichetucknee River as a young girl. She was a dedicated wife of 40...
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Francis Robert Pellicer

January 17, 1937 - February 18, 2016

Francis Robert (Frank) Pellicer, Jr. was born on January 17, 1937 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 18, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith Milan Pellicer; son, Robby (Jeanna) of Alpharetta, Georgia; and daughter, Allyson (Mark) Newman of Arlington, Texas. Pop Pop's greatest blessings were grandchildren, Lindsay (Danny) Wojick, Madison and Tyler...
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Steven James Walker

December 22, 1970 - February 16, 2016

Steven James Walker was 45 years old. He died the evening of February 16, 2016 at St. Vincents Southside after battling a long term illness while surrounded by friends and family. He was the husband of Nancy Walker. They shared 19 years of marriage together and had one daughter (Whitney Walker). Steven was born in Avon Park Florida, he was the son of James Wilbur Walker and Regena Walker. He...
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William Jeffrey Arthur

August 8, 1956 - February 16, 2016

William (Bill) J. Arthur, age 59, of Jacksonville, Florida, died February 16, 2016 in Jacksonville. Born August 8, 1956, Bill was the son of Donald W. Arthur and the late Betty Jane (Palmer) Arthur. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Kathy) L. Hoover Arthur; his father, Donald W. Arthur; his stepmother, Laurene S. Arthur; son, Paul J. (Toshua) Arthur; his grandchildren, Gracie, Lily, and...
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Willie Mae Dangerfield

August 16, 1926 - February 15, 2016


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Betty Diab Cury

July 7, 1929 - February 10, 2016

Betty Cury who, along with her husband Joe, turned Mandarin Supermarket into a popular independent grocery and meat market during the early days in Mandarin, died suddenly Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was 86. She was born Betty Jean Diab in Detroit on July 7, 1929, the third child to Thomas and Mary (Ara) Diab, immigrants from Fairouzeh and Homs, Syria. Betty had a happy childhood growing up...
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Marilyn Mason Kerr

May 1, 1937 - February 8, 2016

Marilyn Mason Kerr passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016. Born May 1, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts; she grew up in Clearwater, Florida, graduated from FSU, and later earned her Masters Degree at the University of North Florida in Supervision and Administration. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, James Knox Kerr, Jr. and her parents, Margaret Roach Mason and William Gray...
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Purnel Levern Collicott

December 29, 1919 - February 7, 2016

Lieutenant Commander Purnel L. "Verne" Collicott, USN retired, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016. He was born in Colorado on December 29, 1919. He was a veteran of WWII and a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After 24 years of active duty, he retired from the Navy in Key West, where we worked again for the Navy for a number of years. He also worked for the Key West...
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Frank Jerome Stokes

July 10, 1944 - February 6, 2016


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Victor Phillip Mackoul

March 18, 1933 - February 5, 2016

Victor P. Mackoul, DDS, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, died February 5, 2016 at age 82. He was the firstborn son of immigrant parents, Afifeh & Mitchell Mackoul. In 1951, he graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. He then received his Bachelor's and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Emory University. He was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity and served in the U.S. Army Dental...
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Helene S. Duffy

March 24, 1916 - February 4, 2016

Helene S. Duffy: Ms. Duffy, age 99, born and raised in Jacksonville, passed away on February 4, 2016. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and retired following a career in Civilian Personnel Administration with the U.S. Navy. She loved traveling the world with her husband, was an avid golfer, and played and coached women's basketball for many years with AAU teams based in Jacksonville...
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Najla Ziadeh Salem

April 24, 1928 - February 3, 2016

Najla Ziadeh Salem, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Born in Ramallah, Palestine on April 24, 1928, she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She immigrated to the USA in 1948 at the age of 19 and moved to Jacksonville, Florida. She was married in 1949 and along with her husband...
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Patricia Jane Hancock Dye

March 17, 1932 - January 28, 2016

Patricia Jane Hancock Dye, age 83, passed into our Father's capable hands on January 28, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida after a valiant battle with cancer. Pat was born in Montgomery, West Virginia to George Montgomery and Catherine Beck Hancock. She was a graduate of West Virginia University and a lifelong educator. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Garland Dye. Pat is survived by her...
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Stella Lillian "née Schindell Eison

October 5, 1927 - January 27, 2016

Stella Lillian Eison, née Schindell passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Stella was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. She is survived by her sons, David and Martin, their children and grandchildren and her sister, Florence (Marvin) Heitner. She was very active in Temple Sisterhood and as a Volunteer at...
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Robert David Wilkes

November 4, 1945 - January 27, 2016


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Pamela Marie Price Page

April 19, 1967 - January 25, 2016

Pamela Marie Page, (born Price), passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016. Pam was born on April 19, 1967 in Jacksonville, Florida and resided here, along with her husband of ten years, Raymond Page, until her passing. Pam graduated from Wolfson High in 1985 and earned a BA from the University of North Florida. She was employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield and earned many awards and accolades over...
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Charles Lewis Wells

September 12, 1929 - January 21, 2016

Charles L. Wells, Jr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 86. He attended public schools in Jacksonville, The Bolles School, and graduated from The Gemological Institute of America. Charlie was employed by Wells Jewelers, Inc. since 1953 and continued working until 2015. As an active member of the American Gem Society, Charlie served on the board of directors...
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Gerald A. Friedman

June 3, 1937 - January 18, 2016

Gerald Friedman of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 78. He was born on June 3, 1937 in Montreal, Canada to Theodore and Mary Friedman. He has resided in Jacksonville since 1943. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Mary Friedman, and his sister, Rosalind Friedman Bashuk. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Francine Friedman; his...
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Donald Lee Wyatt

September 12, 1949 - January 17, 2016

Donald Lee Wyatt, age 66, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away into eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 17, 2016. Donnie was born in Richmond, Virginia on September 12, 1949 to Clifton Elwood Sr. and Iris Wyatt. He proudly served his country in the United States Airforce Reserves. Donnie was employed by Coca Cola United in Birmingham and was a FSU Football fan and proud...
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Ronald Leon Bloom

December 20, 1947 - January 17, 2016


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Harriet Pearlstin Shemer

May 13, 1924 - January 16, 2016

Harriet Pearlstin Shemer, age 91, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Mrs. Shemer was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Shemer; and her sister, Sylvia P. Nazworth. Survivors include her nieces, Linda A. Schuster (Barry) of Jacksonville, Sandra N. Clark (Robert W.) of Neptune Beach; and many grand and great-grand nephews and nieces. Harriet Pearlstin was born in...
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Lillie Rose Jablonski

September 9, 1909 - January 15, 2016

Lillian Rose Jablonski went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2016. She was born on September 3, 1929 in South Carolina to Lillian and John Thomas Jarrell. Lillie Rose loved her times outdoors and anything to do with gardening. She loved her little dogs that always kept her energetic and full of life.Lillie Rose is survived by her brothers and sisters: James C. Jarrell (Sonny), Bobby Dean...
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Barbara Hardie O'Neal

August 1, 1948 - January 14, 2016

Barbara O'Neal, 67, passed away on January 14, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Jacksonville on August 1st, Barbara was in the first graduating class of Wolfson High School. She graduated from FSU and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Barbara was an active member of Mandarin Presbyterian Church and was employed by North Florida OBGYN Baptist South Division I. She was preceded in death...
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