Celebrity Obituaries

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Marilyn Mason Kerr

May 1, 1937 - February 8, 2016

Marilyn Mason Kerr passed away on February 8, 2016. Born May 1, 1937, in Boston, MA, she grew up in Clearwater, FL, 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 Mason, Sr., M.D. of Tampa,...
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Purnel Levern Collicott

December 29, 1919 - February 7, 2016


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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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Vera J. Shepard

August 9, 1923 - January 13, 2016

Vera J. Shepard, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Augusta, Georgia on August 9, 1923, Vera moved to Jacksonville as a young woman to work in sales. She is survived by her devoted children, Paul Thomas and Tamme Wilson (Loren); and was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Shepard. She enjoyed being a member of The Daughters of the Nile,...
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Richard Charles Denver

June 24, 1928 - January 12, 2016


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James Carlson Williams

November 10, 1925 - January 12, 2016

James Carlson ( J.C. ) Williams was born in Texola, Oklahoma on November 10, 1925. Predeceased by his parents, Dr. & Mrs. Carlson Williams, and brother, Harmon Williams. He was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Florida since the age of 3 years old. He proudly served as a Marine in World War II and on the Jacksonville Police Department for 22 years retiring as a Lieutenant. He was also...
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John R. Scherer

November 19, 1930 - January 12, 2016

John R. Scherer III, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 19, 1930. John served as an officer in the United States Marine Corp and lived in Jacksonville, FL for the past 40 years working for Austill Packaging and Brand Label. He leaves behind his wife, Ann, whom he was married to for 62 years; his three daughters, Terry...
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Ray Naomi Hardy

June 17, 1915 - January 9, 2016

Ray Hardy, born June 17, 1915 in Brynmawr, Wales, died peacefully on January 9, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida after a lifetime of caring for others. She is survived by her two sons; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held in the Beth Shalom section of Evergreen cemetery(gate 5) on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00am with Rabbi Gary Perras, officiating. ...
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Caroline Lillian Moore Smith

December 6, 1920 - January 8, 2016

Caroline Lillian Moore Smith went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 8, 2016. She passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home in Peachtree City, Georgia, surrounded by loving family, caregivers, and her dear little dog, Molly. She was born on December 6, 1920, in Cayce, South Carolina. She graduated from Brookline-Cayce High School and then...
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Parthenopi V. Armstrong

December 31, 1936 - January 8, 2016

Parthenopi "Popi" Armstrong, was born on December 31, 1936 in Paleo Faliro, Athens, Greece and died peacefully surrounded by her family in Jacksonville, Florida on January 8, 2016 at the age of 79.Popi is survived by her husband, Ben Armstrong; children, Susan, Angela (Pete) Stathopoulos, Jimmy, and Natalie (John) Hurley; her grandchildren, Nik (Elizabeth), Andrew, Aleko (Jennifer), Zak, Ben ...
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Judy O'Neil Dushoff

August 19, 1939 - January 8, 2016

Judy Dushoff, age 76, born on August 19, 1939, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Terri (Tim) Overman, Holly Jennings; brother, Jim (Becky) McIntosh; 6 grandchildren, David, Elena, Laura, Benjamin, Bailey, Kyle, Kevin; and 2 great-grandchildren, Kilynn and Elena. Judy was born in Okeechobee, Florida, to James and Jenny McIntosh, and grew up in Pensacola. She...
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Hazel M. Wolfson

September 10, 1920 - January 2, 2016

Hazel Monsky Wolfson, 95, passed away peacefully at River Garden, January 2, 2016 with her favorite song, "Always", playing softly. Born in Montgomery, Alabama to Abe and Jennie Brockman Monsky. Hazel was a long-time resident of Jacksonville, Florida, having moved to Jacksonville in 1940 upon her marriage to the dashing Saul Wolfson. Affectionately known as Hazy, by her late husband,...
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Donna Dae Ellis Culpepper

May 14, 1939 - January 2, 2016

Donna E. Culpepper, age 76, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband William "Bill" Culpepper and family. She resided in Jacksonville/Orange Park area for 59 years, was born in Richmond Virginia. She retired from Bellsouth/AT&T after many years of service.Donna is survived her four children, Susan Smith, Scott & Bobbi Pollard, Wayne &...
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Melvyne D. Cooper

April 8, 1928 - January 2, 2016


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Elna Garrard Russell Crittenden

August 21, 1926 - January 1, 2016

Elna Russell Crittenden, age 89, went home to be with our Lord on January 1, 2016. She was born in Florence, Alabama to Elmer Davis Russell and Bessie Garrard Russell. She was an only child, who was the apple of her father's eyes, as well as that of her grandfather, Dear Daddy. She turned the head of a young L. Earl Crittenden in grammar school who would one day become her groom of 65 years. As...
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Geraldine Lenore Griffith

October 23, 1922 - December 31, 2015

Geraldine Lenore Griffith died peacefully during an afternoon nap at Westminster Woods on New Years' Eve, 2015. Gerry, as she was known to her friends, and Bunny, as she was known to her family, was born on October 23, 1922, to Olive Genevieve and Phillip Robert Waller in Seattle, Washington. She grew up along the shore of Seattle's Lake Union and enjoyed many summers sailing up and down the...
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Colton Edward Crouse

April 20, 1990 - December 30, 2015

Colton Edward Crouse, 25, Passed away on December 30,2015 following a brave battle with cancer. He was the husband of Teresa Elizabeth Ashley Lucree. They shared nine beautiful years together. Born in Jacksonville, FL, Colton was the son of Charles and Tammy Crouse. Above all else Colton loved spending time with his sons. He enjoyed the beach and fishing. He was employed by W.W. Gay's...
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Ada Isabel Gutierrez

April 1, 1927 - December 30, 2015

Ada Gutierrez passed away on December 30, 2015 after a brief illness. She was 88 yrs old. Ada was born in Las Villas Cuba and moved to Havana in the 1940's with her family. The youngest of three girls, she supported her whole family working at a shoe factory when she was 18. She met her future husband Francisco there who was a young doctor who treated the workers at the plant. They were soon...
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Jonathan Janes Currie

July 6, 1955 - December 30, 2015

J.J. Currie (Jonathan), age 60, a native resident of Jacksonville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 30, 2015 after a brief illness and hospitalization. J.J.'s life was filled with love of family and his career as a media sales account executive. He was born in Jacksonville on July 6, 1955 and graduated from Englewood High School in 1973 and Florida Southern College with a...
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Pearl Ellen MacIntosh

July 19, 1958 - December 27, 2015


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Nettie Thrift Walker

April 18, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Nettie T. Walker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2015 at the McGraw Hospice Center. She was born April 18, 1932 in Macclenny, Florida to the late Arch and Vessie Thrift. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Billy J. Walker; and two children, Lou Ann Matthews (Larry) of Jacksonville, Florida and Gregory James Walker (Debbie) of San Mateo,...
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Munir Boulous Hassan

January 26, 1947 - December 25, 2015

Munir Boulous Hassan, 68, went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2015. He grew up in Jerusalem and then immigrated to Jacksonville, FL where he attended Andrew Jackson High School, then was self employed.Munir was preceded in death by his parents, Boulous and Nijmeh Hassan and sister Malvine Qandah. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jamileh Hassan; 4 children, Stella Hassan, Paul...
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Allan Lewis Simmons

November 30, 1931 - December 23, 2015

Allan Lewis Simmons, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Predeceased by his father, Charles W. Simmons; mother, Zelma M. Simmons; and brother, Charles W. Simmons, III. He is survived by his wife, Faye, of 61 years; son, Curtis (Diane); daughter, Suzan Herrmann (Butch); granddaughter, Allison McCarty (Joshua); grandson, Allan Simmons ...
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Alvin Jack Blank

July 7, 1926 - December 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Nancy Dunaway Stanford

July 28, 1939 - December 22, 2015

Nancy Dunaway Stanford, age 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Nellie Elizabeth Harvill and William C. Harvill. Nancy was born in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from Richmond Academy High School, as Salutatorian. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida to marry Ronald F. Stanford. She is...
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Jerry Dewayne Stewart

May 26, 1947 - December 20, 2015

Dr. Jerry D. Stewart passed away peacefully among family and friends on Sunday, December 20th, 2015, under the care of Hospice of NE Florida. He was 68. A native of Jacksonville, he was a kind and gentle soul, soft spoken and heartfelt in demeanor and manner. He was a loving father, brother, husband, leader, soldier, scholar, teacher and respected member of the community. Among his many accolades...
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Marion F. Wainwright

February 5, 1932 - December 20, 2015

Marion F. "Bubba" Wainwright went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, December 20th, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Gail; two sons; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister; two nieces and two nephews. Marion was born in Jacksonville, served with honor in the Korean War, retired after 30 years with the Clerk of Court, and was an active member of First Baptist Church....
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Florence Clark Daniels

November 5, 1921 - December 17, 2015

Florence Clark Daniels, 94, of Jacksonville Florida passed away on December 17, 2015 at Earl B. Hadlow Center. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00AM December 30, 2015 at San Jose Catholic Church, Father Gregory Fay officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Florence was born in Loretto Tennessee on November 5, 1921 to Albert Bernard Hollander and Frances Catherine Clark. From...
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Jacob Lawrence Rees

June 16, 1946 - December 16, 2015


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Kathleen Carter Bostwick

January 13, 1931 - December 15, 2015

Kathleen Register Carter Bostwick, known affectionately to most as "Kitti", passed away December 15, 2015. She was the only child of Michael Obed Carter of Wallace, N.C. and Martha Jane Todd of Charlotte, N.C. She graduated from Appalachian University in Boone, N.C. with a B.S. in Education. She taught in City Schools of Charlotte, N.C. and Jacksonville, Florida.She married her soul mate,...
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Edith Sheffield Hall

April 9, 1931 - December 14, 2015

Edith S. Hall, 84, of Jacksonville, Florida died December 14, 2015. Edith was born April 9, 1931, in Fitzgerald, Georgia, to the late Ernest Brant & Beatrice King Sheffield. She lived in Jacksonville most of her life. She retired from GMAC in Jacksonville, FL after 40 years of loyal service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Southside Women's Club, & Daughters of...
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Neal Hunter Gatewood

December 10, 1931 - December 13, 2015

Neal Hunter Gatewood, 84, went to be with the Lord on December 13, 2015. He was born in Portsmouth, VA. After high school graduation, he served in the Korean War with the Air Force. He was employed by Seaboard Railroad, which later merged to become CSX Corp. He retired after 30 years. He is survived by two sons, Carlo M. Gatewood and Dwight Gatewood, one daughter, Cynthia Newton, and one stepson,...
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C. Gentry Ponsell

March 16, 1928 - December 12, 2015

Ms. C. Gentry Ponsell, age 87, passed away December 12, 2015 at the Atria at San Pablo in Jacksonville, Florida. Graveside services and internment for Ms. Ponsell will be Tuesday, December 15th, at the cemetery of the Rehobeth Baptist Church at 1296 Cason Road, Blackshear, Georgia. Ms. Ponsell's cousin, J.T. Taylor, will be officiating. Ms. Ponsell is survived by her two nieces and a nephew...
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Sidney J. Gefen

April 21, 1920 - December 12, 2015

Sidney Josef Gefen, 95, born in Far Rockaway, New York, but a Jacksonville resident for 75 years, passed away December 12, 2015. He was the son of Nathan and Bertha Gefen. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Lois Isaac Gefen, of which they were married for 70 years. He will be dearly missed by his family of three daughters, Ann Grenadier (Ed), Barbara Jaffe (Larry), and Carol Greenspan (Bruce...
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Daniel Richard Shea

February 27, 1939 - December 11, 2015

Daniel Richard Shea, Jr., age 76, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 following a long illness. He was born February 27, 1939 in White Plains, New York, one of two sons to Daniel Richard Shea, Sr. and Leona Donovan Shea. He attended Niagara University and served in the United States Army. Dan was an inspiration and source of...
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Barbara Lewis Lester

August 23, 1937 - December 10, 2015

Barbara Lewis Lester was born on August 23, 1937 in Greenville, South Carolina. She passed away on December 10, 2015 and was predeceased by her daughter, Maurine Porter Furrer; her uncle, Meriwether Lewis and aunt, Maurine Lewis. She is survived by her son, Charles Porter; and her daughter, Meriwether Porter Kelly; her grandchildren, Chase Furrer (Little Rock, AK), Meriwether Grayson Kelly and...
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Samuel G. Rosenthal

May 28, 1939 - December 10, 2015

Dr. Samuel G. Rosenthal passed away in his home on December 10, 2015. Born in Yonkers, New York on May 28, 1939, he was the eldest son of Dr. Ben and Rachel Rosenthal. Upon graduating from Yeshiva University, he attended Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, New York and went on to become Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he received his...
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Charlotte Marion MACOMBER

July 21, 1920 - December 9, 2015


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R. Hudson Olliff

August 24, 1925 - December 8, 2015

Retired Circuit Judge, R. Hudson Olliff, age 90, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ronnie. Surviving are his daughter, Sharon Olliff Pittman (Dr. Keith Pittman), two grandchildren, Chelby Pittman Flye (Jason), and Keith Pittman of Matthews, North Carolina; his son, R. Hudson Olliff III (Melva Sorrells...
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Fred Roscoe Harrell

December 22, 1937 - December 8, 2015


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William Phillip KAPP

June 8, 1925 - December 8, 2015


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Harold Barkan

March 19, 1917 - December 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Betty Jay Armstrong-Taylor

July 2, 1922 - December 6, 2015


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Albert Adrian Marchant

August 15, 1938 - December 6, 2015

Albert Adrian Marchant, peacefully passed away at home, Sunday, December 6th, 2015. He was born August 15, 1938 in Athens, Georgia to Albert A. and Grace E. Marchant, but moved to Florida as a child. A graduate of Lee High School and Florida State University, he was a proud supporter of "his" Seminoles and a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He served as an Army officer in Vietnam, earning a...
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Lydia Cauley Sockwell

March 2, 1937 - December 6, 2015

Lydia Cauley Sockwell, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Lydia was born March 2, 1937 in Broxton, Georgia and after graduating from high school she moved to Jacksonville where she met and married James L. Sockwell, her beloved husband of 58 years. She was the oldest of eleven children. After she married, her parents passed away leaving three children under the...
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Lora Lane Lyon

January 15, 1942 - December 5, 2015

Lora Laine Anderson Lyon peacefully entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Born on January 15, 1942, she grew up in Nicholls, Georgia. She attended Florida State University on a nursing scholarship where she met and married Boyd E. Lyon in 1961. She lived in Jacksonville, Florida until her husband retired and moved to Tryon North Carolina. She loved nothing more than...
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Benjamin Zimmerman

May 1, 1924 - December 3, 2015

Benjamin Zimmerman passed away peacefully on 12/03/2015 after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughter Carol Rabb, his son, Paul Zimmerman MD (Rachel), his granddaughter Ashley Dender (Ryan), his granddaughters Angelina and Giselle Zimmerman, his grandson, Jay Zimmerman and three great grandchildren, Reed, Cade and Bailey Dender. Ben was born in Brooklyn, NY. During the Great Depression...
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Barbara C. Wilkins

November 16, 1916 - December 2, 2015

Barbara C. Wilkins, born in North Arlington, New Jersey, on November 16, 1916, passed peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. She grew up in New Jersey and South Florida, moving to Jacksonville in 1964 and retired from Bell South in 1977 as North Florida Area Traffic Manager after 34 years of service. Barbara was active in Telephone Pioneers, serving as President of the...
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Christine Rohan Andersen

August 1, 1951 - November 30, 2015

Christine "Chris" Andersen: Christine died peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2015. She was born in Yonkers, New York on August 1, 1951 to Arthur M. Rohan and Anne (Larder) Rohan. Raised in Scarsdale, New York, she graduated from Our Lady of Victory Academy and from Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Married for 38 years, she is survived by her beloved husband and best friend,...
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Harold William Davis

October 15, 1923 - November 30, 2015

Harold William Davis, 92, passed away quietly November 30, 2015. Born in Jacksonville on October 15, 1923; he served in & retired from the US Army, was wounded in Germany during WWII and received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He worked & retired from Anheuser Busch Brewery. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty, of 56 years and is survived by his children, Harold William...
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Clavis Malcom Hoskins

July 17, 1928 - November 29, 2015


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Lillian Meizlik

March 7, 1916 - November 27, 2015

Lillian Meizlik of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Friday, November 27th, 2015. Lillian was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on March 7th, 1916. She was the second child born to Anna and Max Margulies, both from Austria. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Meizlik; her sister, Sylvia; and her brothers, Julius, Arthur, Seymour, and Lee. She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews;...
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Helen Mastorides Lagoutaris

September 20, 1928 - November 27, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ralph Daumit Saffy,

May 28, 1958 - November 26, 2015

Ralph Daumit Saffy, Jr., age 57, died November 26. 2015. Born May 28, 1958, he was a lifelong Jacksonville resident. A graduate of Englewood High School (1977), he worked for the City of Jacksonville Parking Division. He is survived by his parents, Ralph D. Saffy, Sr. and M. Rae Saffy; his siblings, Rayanne Saffy Mitchell (Scott Mitchell), Richard Saffy, and Randal Saffy (Laura Snyder Saffy); his...
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Robert Kent Bearden

July 16, 1962 - November 23, 2015


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Roger D. McGuire

September 8, 1933 - November 20, 2015


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Sean Lavonne Hartley

March 7, 1995 - November 16, 2015

Sean Lavonne Hartley, Jr, age 20, of St Augustine, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015. Sean was born on March 7, 1995 in Jacksonville, Florida to Sean Lavonne Hartley, Sr. and Nancy Inez Fowler. Sean was raised with a loving step-father, Gerald Deshone Ledet. Sean graduated from Allen D Nease High School, where he also played football. Sean was known for his "Million Dollar" smile. Sean...
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Clarajo Strate Denholm

March 22, 1923 - November 12, 2015

Clarajo Strate Denholm, age 92, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was born on March 22, 1923 in Keokuk, to George and Florence Strate. She was the fifth of seven children. Her siblings are George, Russel, Nadine, Muriel, Gordon and Florence. A graduate of Keokuk High School in 1941, Clarajo went on to attend the University of Iowa. She married James B. Denholm on...
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Eugene Alcott Damon

June 25, 1929 - November 11, 2015


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Bruce Michael Jones

January 26, 1959 - November 8, 2015

Bruce Michael Jones, age 56, peacefully passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was born on January 26, 1959 in Akron, Ohio. He was raised and lived in Jacksonville all his life. He was married to his now predeceased wife, Susan Marx. He is survived by his mother, Vivian Arguelles (predeceased father Manuel Arguelles); sister, Maria; brother, Jose (Marcie), and brother, Juan Carlos. He was a...
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Diana Allison DeGrove

October 30, 2015 - November 7, 2015


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Douglas Campbell Groce

February 4, 1952 - November 5, 2015

Douglas Campbell Groce, Jr., age 63, died Thursday, November 5, 2015, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer. He was born February 4, 1952 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He worked at Merrill Lynch as a senior financial advisor for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Tracey; sons, Douglas Groce, III and Tommy Groce; and stepdaughter, Danielle Turner. He is also survived by his...
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Cynthia Green Anaheim

January 13, 1963 - November 3, 2015

Cynthia "Cindy" Green Anaheim, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. She was born and raised in Jacksonville having attended Wolfson High School. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's in nursing. She was a registered nurse, most recently worked at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Cindy enjoyed the outdoors, loved fishing, gardening and taking...
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Matthew Brice Ogden III

October 15, 1947 - November 1, 2015

Matthew "Matt" Brice Ogden III (also known as "Twink"), age 68, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on November 1, 2015 in Hammond, Louisiana. He was a native of Jacksonville, Florida and resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He was born on October 15, 1947 in Jacksonville, to Matthew Brice Ogden, Jr. and Elizabeth Widner Ogden. Matt worked in the construction industry...
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Constance O'Lynn Collie

August 16, 1952 - November 1, 2015

Constance O'Lynn Collie, age 63, of Jacksonville, passed away on Sunday, November 1st, 2015, surrounded by her daughter, family and friends. Connie was born in Wilmington, North Carolina to Marvin Vance Collie, Sr. and Pearl Marshall James on August 16th, 1952. She went to high school at Robert E. Lee and graduated in 1970. She worked as a Vet Tech and Grief Counselor for Beaches Animal...
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Joseph E. Norman

July 30, 1930 - November 1, 2015

Joseph E. Norman of Jacksonville, age 85, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 after an extended illness. Mr. Norman was born in Mount Vernon, New York on July 30, 1930. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida. Mr. Norman was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Blanche S Norman; his son, Gary E. Norman; parents, Joseph and Anna Norman; and brother, Robert Norman. Mr....
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Nina Marie Borcher

November 27, 1948 - November 1, 2015

Nina Marie (Kelley) Borcher, age 66, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Born in Pittsburg, Kansas on November 27, 1948, Nina moved to the Jacksonville area with her family in 1980. She worked in the laboratory at Orange Park Medical Center for 27 years before retiring in August 2015. Nina's beautiful smile, cheerful disposition and positive attitude...
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Pauline Margaret Carroll

October 5, 1941 - October 30, 2015

In loving memory of Pauline M Carroll, born in Manhattan, New York on October 5, 1941 and left us on Friday, October 30, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Clarence; her son, Robert Carroll (Julie); her daughter, Deborah Antiga (Pepe); three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren with one more on the way; her loving in-laws; cousins and longtime...
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Lillian Chase Hinckley

March 7, 1919 - October 30, 2015


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Joseph Neil Folmar

May 20, 1927 - October 29, 2015

FOLMAR: Joseph Neil Folmar, known by many as Brother Joe, died in his sleep at Heritage Crossings on October 29, 2015 after suffering for ten years with Alzheimer's disease. He was 88 years young. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Barbara Pence; his daughters, Debi Taylor (Glynn), and Teri Mills (Art); his son, Frank Folmar (Merrisa); three grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Joe was...
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Edna Dean Merriam

September 4, 1923 - October 28, 2015

MERRIAM, Edna D. (Burnelle), passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at age 92. Burnelle was born in Gadsden County, Florida on September 4, 1923, and was predeceased by her loving husband of over 67 years, Jack W. Merriam, Jr. She is survived by two children, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. During the school age years of her children, she was active in the PTA. Prior to...
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Walter John Rupp

July 23, 1917 - October 26, 2015


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Alice M. Pracher

March 4, 1923 - October 21, 2015

Alice Marie Pracher (nee O'Donnell) entered eternal life October 21, 2015. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.Born in Boston, MA, in 1923, the daughter of Mary Katherine (White) and J. Bernard O'Donnell, she grew up with her older brother, Bernard, younger sister, Mildred, and younger brother, John, in nearby Newton Centre. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and...
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Jennifer Nicole Junge

December 19, 1979 - October 20, 2015

Jennifer N. Junge, December 19th, 1979 - October 20th, 2015. Friends and family mourn the loss of Jenny; beloved wife of Kevin D.; cherished mother of Allison Taylor and Kaitlyn Daniele Piper; devoted sister of Josh; and treasured daughter of Neal and Janice Howard, of Lake City. Jennifer held several significant positions during her 8 years with BOA Merrill Lynch. Friends and family are welcome...
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Roberta M. Miller

January 17, 1945 - October 20, 2015

Miller- Roberta McDonald Miller, 70, passed away on October 20, 2015. She was born in Rochester, New York. She was a graduate of University of Connecticut and had lived in Boston, Massachusetts for several years before moving to Jacksonville. She was a retired teacher having taught at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville. Ms. Miller was an active member of Deermeadows Baptist Church and was a...
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Shirley Agnes Curtis Simmons

March 10, 1938 - October 20, 2015

Simmons - Shirley Agnes Curtis, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Baptist Heart Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Shirley A Simmons was born March 10, 1938 in Swanville, Maine, the daughter of Clinton and Lillian Curtis. She was united in marriage to Pearl Andrew Simmons Jr., on October 20, 1957 in Waldoboro, Maine. He preceded her in death April 8, 2011. They were married for 53...
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Mary Lynne Kline

November 10, 1933 - October 16, 2015


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Carolyn Woods Koppenberger

March 27, 1929 - October 15, 2015

Carolyn Beverly Woods Koppenberger, age 86, passed peacefully Thursday October 15, 2015, at her home in Jacksonville. Carolyn, originally from Bangor Maine, moved to Jacksonville in 1963. She was an avid Bridge player, active member at CrossRoad United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, accomplished pianist, and the most wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded...
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Joshua Marc Perras

March 2, 1980 - October 15, 2015

On Thursday, October 16th, Joshua Perras, son of Rabbi Gary G. Perras and Carol Perras, brother of Avi and Doronne, passed away at his home after unexpected health complications from a neurological disease. After high school, he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an air-traffic controller, and served with distinction as a controller and trainer at the air traffic control...
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Virginia Elizabeth Wilkes Exley

November 27, 1924 - October 14, 2015

Virginia Elizabeth Wilkes Exley died October 14, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born November 27, 1924 to Hugar and Elizabeth Wilkes in Athens, Georgia. In 1944, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Home Economics. Mrs. Exley moved to Jacksonville upon her marriage to Irby Sheck Exley, Sr. on March 30, 1947. For 65 years, she was a member of Ortega United...
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Peggy Darden Dallas

November 3, 1932 - October 14, 2015

Peggy Darden Dallas, beloved wife, daughter, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully encircled by the love and prayers of her family, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Born on November 3, 1932 and raised in Clinton, North Carolina, Peggy graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. While in high school, she met the love of her life, Del Dallas, who was selling Bibles...
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Melanie Jane Keegan

November 11, 1951 - October 11, 2015


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Susan Skinner Thomas

April 15, 1952 - October 7, 2015


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Herbert Harris

September 9, 1919 - October 6, 2015

Herbert Harris passed away peacefully on October 6, 2015 surrounded by family. Mr. Harris was predeceased by his wife, Belle Markovitz Harris. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Harris Juhasz; his son, Robert Mark Harris (Paola); his former daughter-in-law, Nancy Rushing; grandchildren, Vanessa Gross (Geoff), Blake Harris (Zane), Chase Harris (Adrienne), Lucas Harris and Marcus Harris; and...
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Susan Colcord Hawkins

June 8, 1949 - October 2, 2015


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Johnnie Cox Smith

May 6, 1925 - September 29, 2015

Mrs. Johnnie Cox Smith, age 90, of Jacksonville, died at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She was born May 6, 1925 in Huntland, Tennessee to the late John Wilson and Rilla Syler Cox. She graduated from Huntland High School in 1943 and worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II. In 1948 she moved to Jacksonville, where she was a homemaker for many years before going to work at the...
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Edna Muriel Maltz

January 10, 1921 - September 28, 2015

Edna Maltz, of Jacksonville, FL, and formerly of Miami Beach, passed away on September 28, 2015. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Morton Maltz. A gifted artist and an active member in many community organizations, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was the devoted mother of Carole (Lawrence) Ort, Robbie Price, and Howard (Leah) Maltz; beloved grandmother of Lewis ...
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