Our Obituaries

Richard Papa Asquith

July 8, 1933 - July 2, 2016

Richard "Dick" "Papa" Asquith, 82 years old passed on July 2, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida after a lengthy illness. He was born July 8, 1933 to Gerald and Helen Asquith in Fairview, Illinois.Dick served in the U. S. Navy from 1951 to 1971 and retired from the state of Florida. He was a member of the American Legion Post 316, VFW Post 1709 and Fleet Reserve Branch 91. He enjoyed spending time...
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Dorothy Vieira

March 27, 1924 - June 22, 2016

Dorothy "Dot" Vieira, 92, of Jacksonville, Florida, peacefully went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2016.Dot was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania on March 27, 1924. Dot graduated from Old Forge High School and shortly thereafter, spent two years in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Dot met her husband, Frank T. Vieira (10/28/1919 - 1/12/1986). Together, Dot raised two children with Frank,...
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Ernesto Imotan

July 20, 1930 - June 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Nelda Pearl Bradt

June 10, 1926 - May 26, 2016

Mrs. Nelda P. Barnes Bradt, age 89 of Douglasville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at WellStar Douglas Hospital.A native of Fredonia, Kansas, Mrs. Bradt was born on June 10, 1926, the daughter of the late Troy and Nellie Pearl Fyfe Barnes. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church. Prior to her moving to Douglasville in...
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Martha Ann Wicks

April 7, 1942 - May 21, 2016

Martha Ann Wicks, 74, of Jacksonville went to her heavenly home on May 21, 2016. She was born April 7, 1942 in Aiken, SC, the daughter of Belton & Ethel Hawkins Garvin. Martha graduated from State High School in Beaufort, SC. Martha worked in the corporate retail industry before retiring in 2008. She was a faithful member of her church and was very active in organizing social events for her...
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Jeffery Warren Caraway

January 10, 1966 - May 21, 2016

Jeffery Warren Caraway, 50, passed away May 21, 2016. He was born January 10, 1966 in Jacksonville, Florida and resided many years with his wife and children in Morganton, North Carolina before returning to Jacksonville in 2014. He was an employee of Condominium Concepts Management. Jeffrey was preceded in death by his wife of 16 years Tammy Wilkie; Father, Donald Caraway; Mother, Ruth Ann Turner...
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Elvie May Thomas

June 1, 1922 - May 21, 2016

Elvie May Boykin Thomas, went home to be with her Lord and Savoir on May 21, 2016 surrounded by her devoted family and the love and support of countless friends and loved ones. Our "Little Lady" was very special, touching many lives and will be greatly missed.She was born June 1, 1922 in Meridian MS to the late Jonah Joshua & Carrie L. Smith Boykin. In 1945, she came to Jacksonville by train...
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Peggy Lee Warner

June 14, 1953 - May 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Dorothy Lee Ortiz

July 22, 1955 - May 14, 2016

Dorothy Lee Ortiz, 60, of Jacksonville, passed away on May 14, 2016. Born to Sarah and Albert H. Griffin Jr., of Enfield, Connecticut, she grew up and attended Enrico Fermi High School. As a young adult, she pursued her desire to become a licensed Hair Stylist before later moving to Florida where she spent the last 30 years. She spent the past 20+ years as a Senior Care Claims Representative for...
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Barbara Lee O'Connell

September 1, 1931 - May 11, 2016

Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville FL, 904-388-2711. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11am at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park FL, 32073.
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Lionel Orlando LEDESMA

October 19, 1976 - May 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Dave David McCoy

December 5, 1971 - May 6, 2016

Micheal D. McCoy,Dave McCoy was 44yrs old and passed to glory May 6, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. He will be missed by his family and friends. In his most productive years he was a waterproofing and restoration specialist. Anyone who ever worked with him would know he had "good hands". If he couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed. Like his dad, he could fix just about anything. He...
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Wesley T. Tedder

May 27, 1942 - May 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Lilla Nevado

December 16, 1930 - May 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Norma K. JOHNSON

September 24, 1923 - April 1, 2016

Norma Louise Kogelman (Swallow) Johnson, 92, of Jacksonville, Florida, died April 1, 2016. She fell and broke her neck in January and died of complications from the fall.Norma was born in Monongahela, PA, in 1923 to Fred O. Kogelman and Jean E. Rider Kogelman. Norma graduated from Monongahela High School in 1940. She married her high school sweetheart, Barclay Coulter "Whitey" Swallow in 1942....
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Billy Gene Kelley

September 22, 1937 - March 25, 2016

BILLY G. KELLEY, age 78, died March 25th, 2016 after a long battle with illness. Preceded in death: two sons, John Robert & Barry Gregory ("Shorty") Kelley. Mr. Kelley spent his life in the grocery business. Survivors are his wife of 60 years Lurece Pate Kelley, son Kelvin Kelley (Charlotte), grandsons Bobby Kelley (Jon), Adam Kelley (May), Brian Kelley (Leah), Zachary Kelley,...
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William L. Masters

February 3, 1962 - March 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Mary J. Schoenauer

December 9, 1929 - March 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Clarence E. Price

October 15, 1923 - March 6, 2016

Clarence E. Price "CP", 92, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Mr. Price was born in Covington, Kentucky on October 15, 1923. He served his country on a US Submarine during WW II. He was a member of Mason Lodge #297 and a member of the VFW Post #7909. He is survived by his loving wife Freda Price, daughter Donna Quinlan (Jim), grandchildren Devon Quinlan, Ian Quinlan, Erin Burig (Rob), great...
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Evelyn Jeanette Lott

July 20, 1926 - March 5, 2016

Evelyn Lott was born in Brunswick, GA on July 20, 1926 to Charles Mock and Estelle Lipthratt. She entered Heaven's gates on March 5, 2016. During WWII Evelyn worked as a PBX telephone operator and made it her career, retiring from University Hospital after 25 years of service. A loving wife and mother, Evelyn was an excellent cook and enjoyed watching food and cooking channels. She also loved...
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Carole Lee Pippin

June 10, 1938 - March 5, 2016

Carole Lee Pippin age 77 passed away after a lengthy illness. She was born June 10th 1938 in Atascadero California and was raised in Oakland California to Oren and Ruth White. She was married in 1964 to David W Pippin in Reno Nevada, and moved to Sasebo Japan where her husband was stationed in the United States Navy. She was a retired school bus driver with the Clay County Schools in Orange Park...
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Bradley Ryan Walsh

October 30, 1975 - January 20, 2016

Bradley Ryan Walsh, 40, passed away January 20, 2016. He was born October 30, 1975 in Jacksonville, FL and resided here at the time of his passing. During his life he lived in Gainesville, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, the Washington D.C. area, the New York City area, and on the high seas. He spent 10 years in the Navy and sailed the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the seas of the Middle East. ...
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Ronald M. Shuppert

July 24, 1947 - January 3, 2016

R.I.P. to my wonderful grandfather. He went to heaven at 7:55pm on January 3, 2016.I love you grandpa. I can't believe you're gone. I'm crying for you so much you were always there for me and my friends and family and you were a great husband to my grandmother, Marna, and you always put a smile on someone's face even if you didn't know them and you always tried to have a good time. You were...
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Donald L. Wahrlich

May 7, 1928 - January 1, 2016

Donald L Wahrlich passed away peacefully on January 1, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL under the care of Hospice and surrounded by the love of his family. He was 87.Don was born on May 7, 1928 in Troy, NY to Anton and Maude (Castle) Wahrlich. He was a proud US Navy veteran having served during World War II. After his service he graduated from business college and put his skills to use by working for...
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Freida G. Ashton

February 16, 1929 - December 31, 2015


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Eric Charles Burlingham

September 7, 1950 - December 27, 2015

Eric Charles Burlingham, Sr. (a.k.a. VIKING), 65, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2015 after a short illness. A native of Rhode Island, he was born in Newport on September 7, 1950 and graduated from North Kingstown High School. He worked for most of his life as a truck driver and had a passion for motorcycles. He was also a lover of animals, one of his...
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Sixta Modesta Martinez

November 4, 1937 - November 10, 2015

Sixta "Ruby" Martinez was born on November 4, 1937 in Santurce, Puerto Rico to Sixto Martinez and Nelia Carrion. She graduated from Fashion High School, New York, New York and also attended Touro College, Bronx, New York, class of 1982. Retired from the department of social services after 15 years of service. Sixta's memories will forever be cherished by her children: Nelia Thomas,...
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Patrick Stephen Reddington

June 26, 1937 - November 1, 2015

Redding ton, Patrick Stephen, 78, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on November 1, 2015 at home. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Private burial will take place at Jacksonville National Cemetery.
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George A. Deihl

November 10, 1943 - October 26, 2015

George Andrew Deihl Sr. (71) passed away October 26th, 2015 surrounded by his family in Jacksonville, Florida. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Dolly, his 4 children (George Jr., Allyson, Stephanie, Matthew) and his children-in-law (Tess, Mike, Scott). He will always be loved and remembered by his granddaughters (Olivia and Penelope). George is survived by his siblings (John, Monica,...
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Sylvester Henderson

August 8, 1937 - October 24, 2015

Sylvester "Ray" Henderson, Jr. was born August 8, 1937 in Batbush, North Carolina to the late Lillie and Sylvester Henderson. The family relocated to New York when Ray was five years old. Ray was a big brother to his sister Lucy (Gerty). At 11 years old, Ray's mom died and it was then he went to live with his grandparents.At the early age of 13, Ray became interested in baseball that...
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Billy Mercer

March 3, 1932 - October 9, 2015

Billy, 83, passed away October 9, 2015 in Waycross, Ga. The family will greet friends Wednesday October 14, 2015 one hour prior to 2pmmemorial service at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 5753 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244.Born in Macon Ga, Billy and wife Janet lived and raised their children in Jacksonville, FL. After many years, Billy and Janet moved toCherokee, NC where they operated...
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Ishmael Luna Villalva

February 19, 1930 - October 5, 2015

Ishmael Luna Villalva "Ish", 85, passed away on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at St Vincent's Community Hospice in Jacksonville, FL. He was born in Eddy County, Carlsbad, NM and was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Margaret Ann Rupp Villalva.He served in the United States Navy for 21 years, retiring under the rank of Senior Chief. He continued to work for the Department of Defense as a...
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Ronald E. Eberle

May 7, 1923 - September 18, 2015

Ronald Everett Eberle, 92 passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015. He was born May 7, 1923 in Buffalo New York. Ronald joined the Army Air Corp at the outbreak of World War II and also served in the Naval Reserves during the Korean War. He was a civil service employee at NARF, Naval Air Station,for over 35 years.He was a member of the German American Club, and attended Lake Shore Presbyterian...
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Samuel Edward Denney

December 23, 1937 - September 18, 2015


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John Glenn Wallace

September 17, 1950 - September 16, 2015


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Clarice Hardage

January 7, 1930 - September 15, 2015

HARDAGE Clarice W. Hardage, age 85, of Uvalda, Georgia passed away peacefully on September 15, 2015 surrounded by the ones she loved. She was the daughter of the late Dewey and Clara Waller. She retired from the Lemon Tree Eatery and worked there for over 20 years. Clarice was predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Hardage (Sarge). She is survived by her daughters, Dian Matthews and Brenda...
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Leon M. Stevenson

September 29, 1935 - September 8, 2015

CDR Leon McCoy (Steve) Stevenson (USN retired) continued his 80 year journey to Eternal Life on 09/08/2015. Steve was born 29 September 1935 in Pulaski, TN, eldest child of Leon Stevenson Sr and Sara Leo Williams Stevenson.He was valedictorian and class President for the first graduating class of Frayser High School in Memphis TN. He also received degrees from Vanderbilt University (BA),...
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Barbara Hazel Wheeler

October 30, 1926 - August 29, 2015

Barbara Wheeler 88 years old passed away on August 29 2015 in the care of Hospice of Orange Park, Fl.Barbara was born in Auckland New Zealand and met her Husband Leo who was in the Army at the time in 1944. She was a war bride married him and moved to Buffalo New York. Her passion in life was going to see Mickey Mouse at Disneyworld and working at Walmart where she recently retired after 20...
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Lorvale Smith

April 12, 1923 - August 29, 2015


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Lawrence Seabon

December 17, 1932 - August 21, 2015

Lawrence Seabon was born on December 17, 1932 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, to Mattie Lee Fitzgerald and Eddie Wright Seabon. He was educated in the Scotch Plains public school system, graduating from Scotch Plains High School in 1950.He entered into active service in the United States Army in March, 1953, where he was trained as a vehicle mechanic and served during the Korean War. He received...
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James Lee Watkins

April 9, 1932 - August 20, 2015

James Lee "Tumbleweed" Watkins April 9, 1932 - August 20, 2015Married to Carol Hippo since November 22, 1990. Proceeded in death by his first wife, Juanita Collier. He is survived by his wife Carol and sister Dartha. Daughters; Brenda and Teresa Sharlene and son Johnny. Step daughters Charlene, Tami, Debbie and Naomi, and step son Kenneth.He was the Grandfather to 22 grandchildren and 34 great...
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Katherine Cannon

December 18, 1942 - August 3, 2015

KATHERINE CANNON (Cremeans) was born to eternal life on August 3, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living Center, following a battle with cancer. Visitation is Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10AM at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home, 5753 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244, with Rev. Jerry Miller officiating. Burial will be in Bell, Florida at 2:30PM.Katherine was born December 18, 1942 in Logan, West...
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Stephen E. Lynch

September 21, 1952 - July 31, 2015

Stephen E. Lynch passed away suddenly on July 31, 2015 at Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, Florida. Born in Newton, Massachusetts on September 21, 1952, he was the youngest child and only son of Albert F. and Martha E. (Miller) Lynch. After graduating from Watertown High School in 1970, he enlisted in the Navy. A true world-traveler, Steve was a Vietnam Veteran and was stationed at the...
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Paul Murry Dreibelbis

October 28, 1923 - July 22, 2015

Paul Murry Dreibelbis, Jr, 91, of Jacksonville, went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015. He was born October 28, 1923 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Lucy Dreibelbis and his wife of 50 years, Mickey. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Suzanne, his daughter, Linda (Steve) Hamrick, and step-daughter, Joy (Glen) McAfee, 7 grandchildren, 2...
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Margaret J. McDade

June 11, 1928 - July 19, 2015

Mrs. Margaret J (Peggy) McDade, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1928. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, July 19, 2015 to be with her Lord and Savior. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Debra C. Bernard, (husband Richard) of Jacksonville, Florida, daughter Linda G. Tyre of Tallahassee, Florida, son Michael J. McDade (wife Rosie) of Largo, Florida....
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Richard C. Hannon

October 8, 1956 - July 16, 2015

Richard Carl Hannon of Jacksonville passed away July 16, 2015 at Orange Park Medical Center. He was born to Celia and John Hannon on October 8, 1956.Rick a US Navy Master Chief (ret.) was and exceptional man, son, brother, husband, father, papa, friend and employee while stationed on this earth. His strength and courage were remarkable and most people he met had a deep respect for his personal...
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Leo L. Ortiz

November 13, 1928 - July 11, 2015


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Thomas Arthur Pell

November 17, 1938 - July 9, 2015

Thomas "Tom" Arthur Pell, Sr., 76, of Jacksonville, FL passed away July 9, 2015. Tom was born in Morton, WV to Cloyd and Piney Lucinda Pell on November 17, 1938. Tom married Mary Roberts on October 27, 1957 and they celebrated 57 years of marriage.Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Thomas A. Pell, Sr. served 21 years of military service and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. During his 21 years of...
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Arthenia M. Brown

January 29, 1922 - July 5, 2015

Arthenia M Brown (Tina) 93, died Sunday at St Vincent's Medical Center after living a full, blessed life. Born in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Ida Skaggs, wife to the late Raymond H Brown.Tina was a member of the First Baptist church downtown and loved to work for the Lord.Devoted to her seven children, husband, and family members, she always had a...
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Larry S. Flury

March 16, 1966 - June 28, 2015

Larry Steve Flury Jr. passed suddenly on June 28, 2015. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for Boeing Aircraft after retiring from the Navy in 2004. He enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting with his friends and his son, Sean. He was known as a hunting legend amongst friends and family. He is...
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James Sharpe

November 30, 1928 - June 26, 2015

James "Jim" Talmadge Sharpe, age 86, was called to go home and to be with Jesus Christ and our Lord and Savior, on June 26, 2015 at 6:14p.m. He is survived by his wife of 65 loving years, Ruby Sharpe, two sons, Donnie (Diane) and Jerry, and daughter, Lynette (Ron), six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, sister, Nancy Bowen (Ron); numerous extended family members and friends. He was...
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Anna Weil Rebman

June 1, 1931 - June 23, 2015

Mrs. Anna Rebman passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at home in the presence of her children. She was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 1, 1931 to Peter and Gertrude Weil. Ann met the love of her life Army Lt. Ben C. Rebman, Jr. in 1952 and the two exchanged letters throughout Ben's deployment to Korea. The two were married in September 1953 immediately following his repatriation and spent sixty-two...
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William Jennings Rodgers

September 14, 1952 - June 18, 2015


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Norris Dale Turknett

June 29, 1929 - May 19, 2015

Norris Dale Turknett, 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Dale was born to Norris Emery Turknett and Hazel Jones Turknett on June 29, 1929, In Jacksonville, Fla. He attended Duval County Schools and entered the United States Army Air Corp in the late 1940's and was honorably discharged in November, 1949. Dale was a softball and baseball enthusiast and coached several adult...
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Stephen E. Fanestil

October 15, 1950 - May 13, 2015

Our beloved Stephen Fanestil was taken above on the wings of angels May 13th. Born in Kansas City on October 15th, 1950, he was full of life from beginning to end. Steve had courageously fought a battle with cancer for nearly 6 years with great dignity and without complaint.Steve leaves behind a loving wife Beverly and three wonderful children Kiel, Michelle and Chris. In addition he is survived...
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Frances S. Davis

December 16, 1922 - May 11, 2015

Frances Strickland Davis, age 92, of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully at Taylor Care Center on May 11, 2015. Frances was born in Goldsboro, NC on December 16, 1922 to Miley Willard & Flossie May Strickland. Frances graduated from St. Petersburg Senior High School and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority while attending Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, Florida. She always...
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Joyce H. Carroll

December 27, 1927 - May 5, 2015

At 11:30am on May 5, 2015, Joyce passed away at St. Vincent's Medical Center (Hospice), in Jacksonville, Florida.Joyce Carroll was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 27, 1927. She was the middle child of Thelma E. and Cyril J. Hoskinson.Joyce came from a very loving family and as a young child was always remembered on her birthday even though it was two days after Christmas. She received...
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Frank J. Moschella

September 17, 1924 - April 29, 2015

Frank J Moschella departed this life on 29 April 2015 after a lengthy illness. He was born 17 Sept. 1924 to Emanuael Moschella and Michelina Gambole-Moschella in Pleasentville, NJ, which is where he was raised. He is preceded in death by Emory(son),Ralph and Joe(brothers). He is survived by his wife Barbara and daughters: Marie(Al), Jane(Steven) and Micki, three grandchildren Joe & Jamie...
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Robert C. Stephens

October 5, 1942 - April 5, 2015

Robert (Bob) Stephens was a man loved truly by so many. He was not a man large in stature but very large in spirit. A niece described him perfectly as one of the zaniest and spunkiest men she ever knew. Anytime you were around him, he had a way of making you laugh. He would say things that would leave you like,' wait, what?!' and then it slowly became clear and the laughter began. He...
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Diane M. Fisette

August 4, 1942 - March 25, 2015


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Charles Beeson

August 19, 1930 - March 20, 2015


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Geraldine C. Mell

June 28, 1928 - March 20, 2015


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Ben Clarence Rebman

April 9, 1930 - March 15, 2015

Lt. Col Ben C. Rebman, Jr. passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. Ben was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on April 9, 1930, to Nan Laura and Benjamin Rebman. He served as an aviator for the majority of his twenty-three years in the U.S. Army, flying both fixed-wing and helicopters. Ben was an active member of Lake Shore United Methodist, the Army Otter...
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Carl G. Williams

May 27, 1930 - March 14, 2015

Carl G. Williams, Jr. ETCS - born May 27, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Carl and M. Fay Williams, Sr. died March 14, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL at 84 years of age. Carl was retired US Navy after 21+ years, formerly employed by RCA and the City of Jacksonville. He was a member of FRA #126; VFW Member Post 7909; American Legion Lakeshore Post 137; Boy Scouts of America...
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Allen Burket

January 30, 1931 - March 2, 2015

Allen Burket, loving and devoted husband of 63 years, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home early Monday morning, March 2, 2015, following complications from lung cancer. He was 84 years old. An extremely industrious and active man, Allen retired from two separate twenty-plus year careers, one in the U.S. Navy and another as a Legislative Assistant to...
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Isabella K. Sharpe

July 24, 1941 - February 28, 2015

Sharpe, Dr. Isabella K., 74, passed away Feb. 28, 2015. Born in Albany, New York, Dr. Sharpe practiced Internal medicine for many years . She had served as a Director at the Cleveland Clinic and also served in the Peace Corp in Northern Nigeria. She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church. Survivors include her sister, Monica Sharpe of Albany, N.Y.; nephews, Michael, Daniel, and Thomas...
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Bob Kendziora

June 26, 1941 - February 16, 2015

On Monday Feb. 16, 2015 Robert "Bob" James Kendziora of Jacksonville, FL passed away after a long battle with an illness. Bob was born June 26th, 1941 and is originally from Erie, PA. He is best known for his love of American cars and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was an Army Veteran and an extremely hard worker, working two jobs most of his adult life. He was an amazing friend and...
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Jackie Lee Keck

March 21, 1930 - February 3, 2015

Jackie L. Keck, 84, passed away February 3, 2015 in St. Vincent Medical Center Riverside, Jacksonville, FL. Jackie Lee Keck was born in Milan, IN on March 21, 1930 to James M. Keck and Rita L. Shook. He spent his childhood years living in Seymour, IN. After graduating from high school Jackie joined the Navy. He served in the United States Navy as at jet mechanic and later as an air warfare...
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Patricia S. Eschete

October 11, 1935 - January 16, 2015


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Louise W. Bourne

December 4, 1918 - January 7, 2015


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Jeanne Grossman

December 22, 1924 - December 30, 2014

Jeanne worked for Continental Insurance for over 25 years, and retired from there.She loved fishing with her husband Edward, and raising her family. She always loved seeing her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. After her retirement she found she loved to travel-trips to Mexico and Niagara Falls with her husband Edward. A trip to Alaska with her Daughter Bonnie and a trip to Rome with her...
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Ludwiq A. Nowotny

June 6, 1922 - December 14, 2014

Ludwiq A. Nowotny, 92, lived a full and successful life.He was loved by all his friends', family and especially Nellie his wife now deceased 43 years.He was a baseball coach, bowling team member, faithful member of the church and a loving father to his two children.He is survived by his wife Jenny Nowotny, son Paul FrancisNowotny, granddaughters Elizabeth O'Steen and Sophie and two great...
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Rhetha Skinner Williams

April 4, 1940 - November 28, 2014

Rhetha Williams passed quietly on November 28th, 2014, in Newnan, Georgia, after a long illness.She was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, to Shade and Wionea Skinner. She attended Jordan High School and was married to Ronald C Williams in 1956 and had three children. Along with being a military wife, she retired from BellSouth, Telecommunications as an Account Manager. She is survived by...
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Billy E. Calbert

May 19, 1935 - November 26, 2014

Billy E Calbert, 79, born in Tiponville, TN on May 19, 1935 passed away on November 26, 2014. Billy leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Faye Calbert; 2 children, Angela Hook (Mike), David Calbert, he was the proud grandfather of Dana Reed (John), Douglas Hook (Whitney), David Calbert (Heather); and 2 great-grandchildren Khloe Reed and Jace Calbert. A memorial service to celebrate his...
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Charles Paul Hugo

February 21, 1934 - November 15, 2014


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Robert P. Reid

October 8, 1941 - November 3, 2014


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Michael Ruffin Adams

April 15, 1954 - November 2, 2014

Michael Ruffin Adams Sr. passed away unexpectedly at 60 years young, on Sun. Nov 2, 2014 at his home in Jacksonville. Michael was preceded in death by his father Lovick Adams and a brother, Don Cooper. He is survived by his mother- Ann Trimble, brother- Keith Trimble (Margie- Keith's wife and their 3 daughters, (his favorite nieces)- Haley, Katlyn and Emily), his son "little Mike", Michael...
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Alvah L. Allen

May 27, 1916 - November 2, 2014

Alvah Lamar Allen, Sr., 98, passed away on November 2, 2014. Pop-Pop, as his lovingfamily called him, was born on May 27, 1916, in Kingsland, GA. He enjoyed the life of achild raised in the country, where he learned to love the out-of-doors. Throughout his lifehis most enjoyed hobby was gardening. His home was the place family gathered for allholiday celebrations and the day always included a...
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Nellie Scott Williams

January 31, 1929 - October 30, 2014

Nellie C. Williams passed away on October 30, 2014 at her home. She was born in Orlando, Florida to Daniel and Dorothy Scott. She was a long time resident of Jacksonville. She was predeceased by her brother Labon Scott and her parents. Survivors include her son, Michael Burke and her daughter, Pat O'Neal and 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on...
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John J. Will

August 28, 1921 - October 29, 2014

John "Johnny" Will, 93, passed away October 29, 2014. He was born in Riverside, NJ and had been a resident of Jacksonville for 65 years.During, WW II, John was part of Pappy Boyington's Black Sheep Squadron in the Pacific. Following college, he worked for the Defense Department at NAS JAX as a civil engineer. He was active in the German American Club and was an avid ballroom dancer. Mr. Will...
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Ralph Martinez

June 6, 1938 - October 28, 2014

Ralph J. Martinez, 76, passed away October 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife,Patricia (Capra) and nieces and nephew; there are cousins as well.A memorial service will be held November 8, 2014, at the Hardage Giddens FuneralHome, 729 S Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205, at 11:00 A.M. followed by areception at 12:00 P.M.In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Community Hospice of NE FL,...
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Walter William Parks

June 22, 1925 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Thomas Herman Stratton

October 30, 1939 - August 20, 2014

Thomas H. Stratton age, 74 passed away on August 20, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, Fl. He was born on October 30, 1939 in Jacksonville to Albert and Evelyn Stratton.Prior to retirement Mr. Stratton was a Supervisor with the City of Jacksonville, Water Works Department. After retirement 20 years ago he moved to Waldo, FL where he could be near his grandchildren and spend time...
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William A. Sanders

August 19, 1945 - August 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Honesto G. Torio

January 28, 1941 - August 3, 2014

Honesto Gamurot Torio, 73, of Jacksonville, FL, died August 3, 2014, at Community Hospice St. Vincent's Riverside. He was born January 28, 1941, in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, the son of Florentino and late Cresencia. He was the husband of Lourdes Navarrete. He served in United States Navy for 23 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. After his retirement, he worked for the US Postal...
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Richard H. De Jong

February 19, 1930 - July 26, 2014

DEJONG - Richard Henry DeJong, Jr. (Bud) born 1930 in Chicago, IL. Longtime resident of Jacksonville, he was a loving husband\ father\brother, avid sports enthusiast and golfer. He attended Coe College before transferring to and graduating from the Engineering Program at the University of Iowa. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before transferring to the Army Reserve where he...
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Mary June Thwaites

November 17, 1925 - July 22, 2014

Joel Stewart Thwaites and Mary June Jones ThwaitesJoel S. Thwaites, 87 passed away June 28, 2014 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's. Joel served as a special agent under Herbert Hoover in the Salt Lake and Chicago field offices. Following his tour with the FBI, Joel served as the Georgia Assistant Attorney General and was head of the Law Departments Criminal Division during Governor Ernest...
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Oveda M. Vogel

October 9, 1916 - July 21, 2014

Oveda Brannen Messier Vogel, 97 years old passed away July 21, 2014. Born in Jacksonville, October 9, 1916. She was raised in Lake Butler, Florida. Oveda was a hairdresser for 65 years. Her favorite pastime was doing the hair and nails of the "little old ladies" at the old All Saints Home on Riverside Ave, as well as taking care of her family and friends. Mrs. Vogel is predeceased by her parents:...
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Wilma M. Allen

May 18, 1932 - July 7, 2014

Mrs. Wilma Allen passed away July 7th 2014 at the age of 82. She is survived by 3 children Gene, Danny, Brenda and many grandchildren and many more great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:30 pm at Green Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hardage Giddens Blanding Chapel.
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Mary Lee Jenkins

August 8, 1924 - July 5, 2014

Mary Lee Jenkins passed away July 5, 2014 at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Luten, Grandson Robert "Rocky" Luten, and Great Grandson Oliver Anthony Luten. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11am at Jacksonville Memory Gardens with Reverend Steve Mouzon officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Hardage Giddens Blanding Chapel 5753 Blanding...
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Jean E. Boyce

May 29, 1942 - June 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Joel Stewart Thwaites

October 31, 1926 - June 28, 2014

Joel Stewart Thwaites and Mary June Jones ThwaitesJoel S. Thwaites, 87 passed away June 28, 2014 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's. Joel served as a special agent under Herbert Hoover in the Salt Lake and Chicago field offices. Following his tour with the FBI, Joel served as the Georgia Assistant Attorney General and was head of the Law Departments Criminal Division during Governor Ernest...
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Annie Bernal

October 10, 1927 - June 13, 2014

Anna (Annie) Bernal age 86 of Orange Park FL. died June 13, 2014. Annie was born in San Francisco, relocated in 1978 to New Orleans where she survived Hurricane Katrina, then relocated 2005 to Orange Park, FL. Annie loved all things Marti Grau. Annie collected Dolls Betty Boop, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis were her favorites . Annie leaves behind to cherish her memory: Daughter Lisa Maldonado, Son...
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Walter D. Lambert

May 16, 1924 - June 7, 2014

Cdr. Walter D. (Doug) Lambert (USN-Retired) passed on to eternal life on June 7, 2014. Dad was born in Baltimore, MD on May 16, 1924 to William and Ida Lambert. Near the end of World War II Doug joined the US Navy with the ambition to become a naval aviator. He received flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station and Whiting Field, and while there, met the love of his life, Edith (Edie)...
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Timothy Alan Bushman

January 10, 1962 - June 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Marion Loretta Bien

May 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ralph W. Crosby

December 2, 1917 - May 23, 2014

Ralph W. Crosby, born December 2, 1917, St. Albans, West Virginia, died Friday, May 23, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL, at the age of 96, following a short illness.He worked in the Newport News, VA shipyards prior to working in the Electrical Contracting business as a Service Department Manager for over 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL, where he served as Treasurer...
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Splendora M. Campbell

October 5, 1926 - May 12, 2014

Campbell, Splendora Marguerite The blessed life of Splendora Marguerite Campbell, 88, of Jacksonville, FL, devoted mother, loving wife, and servant of God, came to a peaceful end on May 12, 2014. Splendora was a first generation American, born October 5, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio of Italian immigrant parents, James DeMichelis and Ida Bellantese. Splen's father, James, was a cobbler and...
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Gordon George Woodley

May 19, 1955 - April 22, 2014

Gordon George Woodley Jr., of Jacksonville passed away Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 surrounded by family. Gordon graduated from Edward H White High School; and worked as an electrician and personal security guard for events all over the US for over 30 years. Beloved by all he knew, Gordon was passionate for all animals, and a dedicated family member. Gordon is predeceased by his father Gordon...
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Nanci Lee Myers

December 10, 1922 - March 8, 2014

Nanci Lee Myers passed away March 8, 2014. Her visitation will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7pm at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home 5753 Blanding Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32244. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida Wednesday March 12, 2014 2pm. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hardage Giddens Blanding Chapel 5753 Blanding Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida...
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