Our Obituaries

Ralph Raymond Crabtree

June 15, 1955 - April 19, 2017

Ralph ("Randy") CrabtreeMr. Randy Crabtree, 61, died suddenly on April 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Al and Winkie Crabtree and was born on June 15, 1955, in Jacksonville, Florida. Randy took after his father as a prominent real estate attorney in Jacksonville. He was a proud second generation attorney who practiced for over thirty (30) years in the North Florida area. He had a reputation...
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Ryan James Richter

December 17, 1987 - February 24, 2017

A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel, 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Robert Wayne Hare

October 6, 1951 - January 27, 2017

Robert Wayne Hare, Sr. went to be with his precious Lord on January 27, 2017 at the young age of 65. He was born in Wilmington, NC on October 6, 1951. As a proud member of the United States Navy, he served his country for four years aboard diesel submarines with his last major command on the USS Billfish. He received an honorable discharge on May 9, 1973. Following his service he went on to...
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Bertie Sturm Hollins

September 11, 1928 - January 8, 2017

Bertie "Boots" Sturm Hollins, age 88, was born on September 11, 1928 in Belington, West Virginia ~ died on January 8, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Bertie was the fifth child of a family of eight. She moved to live with a dear aunt in Weston, West Virginia at age 8, where she graduated from high school. After graduating, she moved to Jacksonville, where she later married John T. Hollins on...
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Natalie Lynn Mickler

February 25, 1965 - December 30, 2016

Natalie Lynn Mickler, 51, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 at Community Hospice McGraw Center. She was surrounded by her loving family and close friends. Natalie was born on February 25, 1965 in Jacksonville, FL. She attended local schools before earning a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida. Subsequently, she earned a Master's of Accounting from the University of North...
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A. Richardson Tosh

February 22, 1940 - December 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Daniel Ray Lewis

November 19, 1951 - October 28, 2016

Daniel Ray Lewis was born November 19, 1951 in Ironton, Ohio to Walter and Ina Lewis. Dan attended school in Ohio and in Lexington, Kentucky while working many jobs as a newspaper delivery boy, brick maker, lawn care, and at his dad's Western Auto store. Dan was a Cub/Boy Scout and enjoyed karate. He attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. He married Greta Columbia and began work at Brown...
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Holly Hosch

May 17, 1950 - May 6, 2016

Holly Michael Hosch, 65, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away at Hadlow Hospice Center on May 6, 2016 after a brave battle with cancer. Born May 17, 1950 in Frederick, Maryland, she was the daughter of Betty Michael and the late Herman Lavier Michael. She grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1968. In 1972, Holly graduated from the University of Kentucky and went on...
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Margaret Ann 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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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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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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Teaford R. Roebuck

November 20, 1922 - February 4, 2016

Teaford R. Roebuck (T.R.), age 93, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Born in Wauchula, Florida, on November 20, 1922, he was a United States Army veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, as well as serving in campaigns in Sicily, Tunisia, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He shared his World War II experiences with audiences nationwide in personal interviews...
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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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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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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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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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Wilma J. Smith

February 16, 1928 - September 25, 2015

Wilma Jean Smith, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 25, 2015. She was born in Coal Creek, Tennessee and moved to Florida in 1957. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Smith; parents, Luke and Bess Hatmaker; and brother, Bob Hatmaker. Wilma is survived by...
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Reese Robert Bohn

May 22, 1921 - September 10, 2015

Reese R. Bohn, age 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 10, 2015. He was a native and life long resident of Jacksonville. He was the son of Clarence and Hazel Bohn. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Della Lavoie Bohn; daughter, Kathleen (David) Kudlo; three sons, John (Barbara), Neil (Kelli), Stephen (Cindy); grandchildren, Thomas, Chris, Sarah, Benton, Eric, Andrew,...
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Amanda Mae Clegg Westbrook

January 27, 1926 - September 2, 2015

Amanda passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. In addition to being an educator with the Duval County Public Schools for many years, she was a mother, grandmother, aunt and pending great-grandmother.Survivors include her daughters, Valerie Bennett and Karen Westbrook of Jacksonville; son, Jeff (Debbie Davis) Westbrook of Jasper Georgia; grandchildren,...
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Harriet Vonderau King

June 20, 1925 - August 23, 2015

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

November 14, 1925 - July 31, 2015

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

November 9, 1922 - July 29, 2015

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

August 2, 1931 - July 23, 2015

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

June 7, 1931 - April 3, 2015

Michael Joseph Mooney, 83, went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 3, 2015, after a brief illness. He was raised in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania and spent his adult years in Jacksonville, Saint Augustine, and Vero Beach, Florida. He was greatly loved as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances Mooney; daughters, Deborah Hardage (David) and...
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Dorothy Mae Teague

July 22, 1933 - March 14, 2015

Dorothy Mae Teague, age 82 of Jacksonville, Fl passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2015. She was born inJacksonville on January 22nd, 1933 to the late Olen and Emma Sorrells. Dorothy was one of a kind, a gentle soul, a generous spirit, a true sweetheart that would light up a room when she entered it. Dorothy will be remembered as a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother,...
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Carl Edward Medors

December 29, 1939 - February 13, 2015

Carl Edward Medors, Sr., went to be with our Lord on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. Carl was born to Gasper and Avanelle Medors in Huntington, W.Va.Carl graduated from Fairland High School in Proctorville, Ohio and Marshall University in Huntington W.Va. with a degree in Civil Engineering. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He had a lifelong career with...
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Francis Vincent Walker

December 18, 1931 - February 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Raymond Cates Williamson

February 23, 1963 - February 4, 2015

Raymond Cates Williamson, Jr., passed away on February 4 at the age of 51. He is survived by his wife Pamela Williamson (Thompson) and two children Jonathen and Kayla (Roxy). He is also survived by his parents, Raymond and Sandra Williamson Sr., and father-in-law Billy Thompson. Siblings Wanda Williamson, Mary Lou (Dale) Dallmann, and Bill (Kelly) Williamson. Sister-in-law Karen (Steve) Coker,...
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William McKenzie Whittaker

August 8, 1947 - November 18, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) William McKenzie Whittaker, Jr. of the Florida Air National Guard, 125th Fighter Wing passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 67, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Whittaker was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 8, 1947; his family moved to Jacksonville in 1949. Mr. Whittaker was predeceased by his father, Brigadier General, (Ret.) William...
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Harriet Kenney Whitlow

May 26, 1921 - November 9, 2014

Harriet Kenney Whitlow, age 93, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. Harriet was born on May 26, 1921 in Savannah, Georgia to parents Bennett F. Kenney and Bertha V. Kenney. She attended Andrew Jackson High School and graduated in 1939. After attending business school, she was employed by Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company. She eventually became the...
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Nelson Francis Fielding

August 6, 1937 - October 25, 2014

Nelson Francis Fielding, Jr.Son of Nelson Francis Fielding, Sr. and Geneva Godwin Fielding, passed away peacefully at his home on October 25th, 2014, at the age of 77. He was in the first graduating class of JU, 1959. He then had a career as a claims adjuster, was Vice President of a large state-wide bank chain and lastly was a Real Estate Investor (mentor/teacher in this area), until his recent...
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Mary Jane Williams

September 28, 1919 - October 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Lesa Kaye Renfro

January 12, 1962 - October 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Sylvia T. Hecht

May 3, 1916 - October 7, 2014

Sylvia T. "Tootsie" Hecht of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on October 7, 2014. Born May 3, 1916, Tootsie was a lifetime member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center and Hadassah. In 1936, she graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. She was married to her husband, Milton Hecht, for 68 years. Tootsie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Milton; and her son, Stuart Hecht. She is survived...
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Elizabeth S. DeLoach

January 24, 1927 - October 4, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" DeLoach, born in Russell, KY on January 24, 1927 passed away on October 4, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents Joshua and Martha Strickland, brother Johnny Strickland, and sisters Juanita Manning and Virginia Karnes, son-in-law Nicholas New and grandson-in-law Matthew McMillian.She is survived by her husband William C. DeLoach, her children...
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Donna Peters Brooks

March 12, 1956 - October 4, 2014

Donna P. Brooks passed away peacefully on October 4th, 2014 after battling cancer since May. She was born in Marion, NC where she met and married her husband, Ted H. Brooks, Jr. Donna moved to Jacksonville with her husband and daughters, Brandy and Keeley, in 1988. Donna stayed at home to take care of her daughters. She was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church and volunteered...
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Patricia Downs York

August 13, 1934 - October 2, 2014

Patricia Downs York, 80, passed away peacefully on October 2nd at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born August 13, 1934, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Harold Ruchty and Isabelle Darby Downs. Patty grew up in Odessa, Texas, and graduated from Odessa High School in 1952. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she studied archaeology and was a member of Pi Beta Phi...
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George William Rice,

May 27, 1931 - October 1, 2014

Dr. George W. Rice, Jr., Captain, DC, USN, 83 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was born on May 27, 1931 in Boston, MA. He graduated from Tufts University and received his MSD from Boston Univ. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service and opened a private practice in Jacksonville, Fl...
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Henry Joseph Vien

November 6, 1917 - September 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Norma Terris Margol

November 4, 1926 - September 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ellen C. Pritchard

December 22, 1946 - September 24, 2014

Ellen C. Pritchard, passed away peacefully at home after a prolonged courageous battle with cancer, September 24, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL. Ellen was a Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She moved to Jacksonville in 1971 and had a long, successful career in Real Estate with Watson Realty. True to form, she received Top Lister as recent as August 2014. Ellen was admired and...
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Mary Lee Kelley

May 7, 1936 - September 22, 2014

Mary Lee Kelley, aged 78, died peacefully on September 22 at home with family at her side. Mary was born May 7, in Woods Cross Road, Virginia, the daughter of Rufus G. Crump and Mabel Coates Kanary.In 1955, Mary met Ernest 'Pete' Kelley while both were working at the Virginia State Highway Department in Richmond, Virginia. It was not long after, the two fell and love and were married in 1956....
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Susie A. Milton

August 8, 1966 - September 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Walter Garfield Cronise

April 14, 1924 - September 20, 2014

Walter Garfield Cronise, Jr. (90) died peacefully on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL. He was born in Baltimore, MD on April 14, 1924, to Walter Garfield and Margaret Catharine (Wunderlich) Cronise and was baptized in the Lutheran church. He was confirmed on April 10, 1938 at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Baltimore, MD. Walter married the love of his life, Dorothy Mae Nielsen, on...
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Deborah Sue Manning

November 19, 1950 - September 17, 2014

Deborah Sue "Debbie" Manning, 63, of Jacksonville, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa she was a daughter of the late Bernard Abner and Marjorie Elaine Tucker Scott. Debbie worked as a legal secretary for more than thirty years in the Jacksonville area. Many will remember her as the lady waiting at the corner of Bay & Main Streets for her husband to...
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Richard Thomas Murtagh

November 30, 1957 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Jan Edward Morris

April 10, 1960 - September 9, 2014

Jan Edward Morris, 54 years old, passed away peacefully on September 9th 2014. He is predeceased by his father, Byron Morris. He is survived by his mother, Sonya Heyman Morris, and his siblings, Deborah Morris Simkin, Jeffery (Robin)Morris, Jerald Morris, Joel (Carol) Morris, and many nieces and nephews.A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 11th 2014 at The New...
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Beverly S. Goldstein

June 11, 1928 - September 6, 2014

Beverly Stein Goldstein, died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the age of 86. Beverly was a native of Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Jacksonville as a child. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1950, Phi Beta Kappa. While at UF, she met her future husband, S. William (Bill). Bill and Beverly returned to Jacksonville where they raised their family and became...
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Robert Clifton Nelson

January 13, 1946 - September 3, 2014

Robert Clifton Nelson, III passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 3, 2014. Always reaching for the stars, Bob was an avid astronomer and rocketeer. He was an Astrophysics major and a Phi Kappa Phi Honor graduate of the University of South Florida. Among his many achievements, Bob worked with the Apollo/Saturn V missions as a process control programmer. He enjoyed electronics design,...
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Enrique Mendoza Ortega

February 15, 1950 - September 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Barry Roy Schultz

November 30, 1944 - September 1, 2014

Barry Roy Schultz, beloved Father, Grandfather, Husband, Brother & Friend passed away on Monday September 1st, 2014, in Jacksonville, Florida after a short illness. He was 69 years old. Barry was born in Brooklyn, New York to Leon and Francis Schultz on November 30th, 1944. He grew up in The Bronx, Elmsford and Plainview with his 3 brothers Andy, Billy and Nathan of whom he was the eldest....
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Michael Jay Estner

December 18, 1956 - August 31, 2014

Dr. Michael Jay Estner, 57, of Jacksonville, Florida died unexpectedly on August 31st, 2014. Born to Seymour and the late Cynthia (Wahl) Estner on December 18th, 1956, Michael graduted from Haverford College, then received his MD from Thomas Jefferson University, working first as a surgeon, then as a radiologist. Michael married his childhood sweetheart, Fern Ellen (Horvitz) Estner on August 11,...
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Joe C. Poole

January 5, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Joe Poole, born January 5, 1922, grew up on a farm in Greenville, South Carolina. As a young man he became a pilot. When he was plowing fields, he looked up and saw a plane and always said it was not a hard decision to become a pilot. His first flight lesson was on December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He trained young men to become Air Force pilots at Spence Air...
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Neil Sager

November 12, 1946 - August 18, 2014

Dr. Neil Sager suddenly passed away on August 18, 2014.He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He met his high school sweetheart, Gaye on August 15, 1964, married her in 1970 and lived in Des Moines, Iowa during his medical training, and then moved to Jacksonville in June 1974.He is survived by his wife, Gaye of 44 years, his son, Todd Sager, Daughter, Jennifer Zunic, and son-in-law, Andrew Zunic. He...
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Walter Robert Enquist

July 16, 1942 - August 17, 2014

Enquist, Reverend Walter Robert, went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2014. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 16, 1942 to his parents, the late John Arthur Enquist and Lilly Johannson Enquist. He was one of three children. Beloved husband of Nadira Somai Enquist for 33 years. Loving father of Theodore Teddy, Matthew and Timothy. Brother of the late Arthur O. Enquist and of...
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Evelyne R. Edwards

August 13, 1917 - August 17, 2014

Evelyne "Evie" Edwards, 97, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 peacefully with her loved ones at her home of 50+ years. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and was the youngest of 13 children. Evelyne settled in Jacksonville in the 1940s and married her husband, Irvine"Eddie" Edwards in 1950. They were married for 52 years. He passed away in 2002.Evie, as she was known by most, was president of the...
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Albert Lester Brim

January 11, 1954 - August 15, 2014

Albert L. Brim, Jr., 60, passed away on August 15, 2014 following a long courageous battle with melanoma. Al was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He graduated from Wolfson High School in 1972. He had three beautiful daughters that he cherished. Fishing was his passion, whether at the lake or on the bass fishing tournament trails. Surviving are his three daughters, Katelyn Linville (Les),...
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Russell D. Horn,

April 9, 1928 - August 15, 2014

Russell D. Horn Sr., 87, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2014. He was born April 9, 2028 in Jacksonville Florida. He was the son of Mildred and Austin Horn. Russ loved his family, the Gators and volunteering at the Jacksonville Zoo for 12 years. He joined the Merchant Marines at age 15, Atlanta Fire Department at age 21. The remainder of his working career was as an outstanding paint...
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Helen Harford Edwards

March 31, 1942 - August 13, 2014

Helen H. Edwards was granted eternal peace in the Kingdom of Heaven by our glorious God on August 13, 2014. Helen was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 31, 1942. Shortly after her birth, Helen's family moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she lived with her parents and siblings. On July 21, 1961, Helen married a Jacksonville native, Stuart W. Edwards Jr. (deceased). They continued to reside in...
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Edward Halpern

July 29, 1929 - August 10, 2014

We are saddened by the passing of Edward Halpern on August 10th, 2014, husband of Lisette Halpern and father of Steven Halpern. A graveside service will take place at 12 o'clock noon on Tuesday, August 12th, at the Ohev Shalom Cemetery, 6034 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando (click here for map).We extend our condolences to Edward Halpern's family: wife Lisette; children Steven (Rose)...
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Francisco Luis Gutierrez

December 2, 1920 - August 9, 2014

Francisco L. (Pancho) Gutierrez MD, passed away on Saturday, August 9th at Brooks Bartram Rehabilitation. He was 93. He was born in Havana, Cuba on December 2nd, 1920 to parents, Francisco Gutierrez, Attorney at Law and Maria Luisa Fernandez. He attended High School at LaSalle of Vedado and belonged to its alumni association throughout his whole life. He went on to study medicine at the...
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Elias Ehrlich

May 5, 1917 - August 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Joseph Hardenbrook

August 20, 1933 - August 8, 2014

Joseph Hardenbrook, 81, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, August 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Gayle, his children, Diane, Ernie, Bruce, and BettyJo. Joe was a retired mechanic by trade and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Joe's true passion was his loving wife of 57 years, his children, his extended family, and his close friends...
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William Ariess Tarpy

June 6, 1923 - August 3, 2014

William A. Tarpy, 91, died Sunday, August 3, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Chicago, Ill in 1923. He served as a Navy pilot and flew PBYs. Bill retired in 1987 from Southern Bell after 40 years of service. He was a master story and joke teller, entertaining those around him with his tales of adventure and hilarious stories. Bill, "Daddy," was predeceased by...
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James Breland Ratliff

May 15, 1923 - August 1, 2014

James Breland Ratliff - Our beloved and wonderful father was called home by his Lord on August 1, 2014. He was born in McComb, MS on May 15,1923 and moved to Portsmouth, VA in 1940. He served 2 1/2 years as Sergeant in WW II in the 104th Infantry Division. James then moved to Richmond, VA with the SCL Railroad. In 1967 he made Jacksonville, FL his home and has remained a devoted member of...
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Henry Herschiel Brookins

February 24, 1931 - August 1, 2014

H. Herschiel Brookins passed peacefully on August 1, 2014. Herschiel was born February 24, 1931 in Chiefland (Levy County) Florida to Foster and Parnie Brookins (both deceased).. Herschiel graduated from Chiefland High School and started his career with the City of Jacksonville. He married Peggy Parrott, his loving wife of 49 years who passed away April 28, 2003. He joined the US Naval reserves...
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Charlotte Rubenstein Fletcher

May 12, 1920 - July 29, 2014

The Jacksonville Jewish Center community is saddened by the passing of its beloved member, Charlotte Fletcher. A graveside funeral service will take place at 3 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30th, at the New Center Cemetery, 43rd and Liberty Streets.We extend our condolences to Charlotte's sons Gary (Sandi) Fletcher and Dale Fletcher, as well as to her son-in-law Juan Lorenzo; and her three...
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Beverly Ann Jackson

September 2, 1930 - July 21, 2014

Beverly Ann Thompson Jackson, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 21, 2014. Born in Jacksonville, she was the daughter of the late Ila B. (Crosby) and William J. Vogtlander.She was an active member of her beloved church, Southside Baptist. She worked 31 years in the mortgage banking business, which she loved, particularly her 25 years with Florida Title and Mortgage Co. As a military ...
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John Rankin Martin

April 23, 1919 - July 21, 2014

John Rankin Martin "Jack", 95, passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2014. He was born on April 23, 1919, in Washington, PA and resided in Jacksonville for 64 years. He graduated from Oberlin College where he was captain of the basketball team. After serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corp during WWII, he was employed by B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. as a district sales manager. Jack was a charter...
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Bernard Rayber

September 10, 1928 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Irene J. Wolfson-Moses

January 12, 1925 - July 19, 2014

Irene "Renee" J. Wolfson-Moses passed away on July 19, 2014 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. Renee was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and was born on January 12, 1925. She graduated Robert E. Lee High School and attended the Florida State College for Women and the University of Georgia.She married her childhood sweetheart, Murry Wolfson, in 1946 and reared 5 sons. After Murry...
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Basil Aaron Goldman

April 7, 1931 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Tracy D. Pigg

January 13, 1928 - July 16, 2014

Tracy Draden Pigg died July after a short illness. He was 85 years old. Tracy was born in Lena, Mississippi the youngest son of George and Dolly Pigg and brother to Raylon Pigg (deceased), Ivadine Pigg Waggoner(deceased), Bryce Pigg (deceased), Clatine Pigg Howell and Arlan Pigg.Tracy married Norma Jean Prouty Pigg and they enjoyed fifty years together. After her death God brought Sarah...
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Gerner S. Saylor

August 21, 1926 - July 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Valerie Collins

September 7, 1957 - July 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Jean Krueger Roebuck

July 15, 1923 - July 5, 2014

Jean Krueger Roebuck died July 5, 2014 at her daughter's home in Whiteville, North Carolina, after an extended illness. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 24 years "T" Roebuck; her daughter Linda Thomas and husband James; her granddaughter, Cindy Therkildsen and husband Chris; her two great grandsons, Andrew Thomas and wife April, and Adam Therkildsen. Jean was employed by the ACL...
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Daniel Brett Stein

August 20, 1989 - July 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Louis Blaine Vorwaller

January 17, 1932 - July 3, 2014

Louis Blaine Vorwaller, age 82, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Mr. Vorwaller was born in Tooele, Utah to the late Louis R. and Bernice Johnson Vorwaller. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Vorwaller is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Bedenbaugh Vorwaller; sons, Gaylon B. Vorwaller and Mark L. Vorwaller; daughters, Dana V. Holliday, Rhonda V....
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Kenneth Albert Kongeal

June 15, 1931 - July 2, 2014

Kenneth Albert Kongeal, Sr., 83, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was born in Detroit, MI in 1931 and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1946. He married Carolyn June Nasworthy in 1951, who was the love of his life. Kenneth & Carolyn were blessed with 5 loving children, Connie Kongeal, Karen Brown (Eddie), Cindy Ganas (Larry), Candace Shirley (Dr. Paul) & Kenneth Kongeal, Jr...
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Jack Franklin Shorstein

June 16, 1929 - July 1, 2014

Jack Shorstein of Jacksonville, Florida died peacefully on July 1, 2014 at home in Jacksonville. He was 85 years old. Jack obtained his accounting and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he was president of Florida Blue Key, and member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame. He chaired the 1957 Blue Key Homecoming banquet with Senator John F. Kennedy as speaker and...
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Gilbert A. Gay

August 31, 1925 - June 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Joseph Albert Utz

September 5, 1922 - June 25, 2014

Joseph Albert Utz, passed away on June 25, 2014 at St. Vincent's Hospital Southside, Jacksonville,FL after 91 years of life and 67 years of marriage to Grace Tomasko Utz. He was born in Scranton, PA on September 5, 1922 to Albert and Mary (Wilcom) Utz, graduated from St. Mary's High School in Scranton and then served in England, as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He met...
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Ella Mae Litteral

June 15, 2014 - June 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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David Wilson Cheshire

December 30, 1927 - June 15, 2014

On the evening of Father's Day, June 15, 2014, Dr. David Wilson Cheshire passed away. He was comforted by family members and friends at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville at the time of his passing. He was 86 years old. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina on December 30, 1927, he was the youngest of two sons of McKinley and Nina Hall Cheshire.Our dad graduated from Johannes Guttenburg University ...
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Betty Sobel Moss

June 15, 2014

MOSSFuneral services for Betty Sobel Moss who passed away June 15 2014 will be held Monday, June 16 2014 at 12 noon, graveside at Beth Shalom Section of Evergreen Cemetery (Gate #5). with Rabbi Jesse M. Olitzky and Cantor Richard Browdy officiating. Mrs. Moss was born in London, Ontario, Canada, attended schools in Jacksonville and was a longtime resident. She was co-owner of The Young Men&...
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Edith Lester Cowart '''Edie'''

April 9, 1929 - June 13, 2014

Edith Lester Cowart "Edie" passed away to be with her Lord on June 13, 2014 in Birmingham Alabama. She was born on April 9, 1929 in LaGrange Georgia. Edie was a vivacious and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend to many. She married the love of her life, Joe Ernest Cowart on April 5, 1953 in LaGrange. They made their life and raised four daughters in Jacksonville,...
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Alvin Monroe Towns,

December 30, 1946 - June 11, 2014

Alvin Monroe Towns, Jr., 67, died 11 June 2014. He was born 30 Dec 1946 in Jacksonville, FL to Norma L. Smith and Alvin Monroe Towns, Sr. He lived all of his life in Jacksonville except for the times he was in college.Al graduated from DuPont High School, Jacksonville in 1964 and attended Mercer University before transferring to St. Johns River Jr. College in Palatka. While attending St. Johns,...
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Khalid Nassar Eadeh

May 12, 1971 - June 8, 2014

Khalid Nassar Eadeh 5/12/71 - 6/8/2014 Khalid left this earth unexpectedly to meet his Heavenly Father. He was born & raised in Jacksonville. Graduated from Wolfson High School. Worked for 14 years for Comcast Cable. Khalid was a good friend to many and had a wonderful infectious laugh. He loved life and enjoyed being with his close & extended family and friends. Khalid married the...
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Richard Douglas Massey

February 14, 1962 - June 7, 2014

Richard, Youngest son of Robert Brian Massey and Mary Alice Massey was born on February 14, 1962, in Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville Florida, and died June 7, 2014, from Cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. He graduated from Episcopal High School in 1980 and attended Tulane University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanic Engineering. He also received his Master's degree in...
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Violet Kafeety Omran

March 3, 1926 - June 6, 2014

OMRAN, VIOLETViolet K. Omran 88 entered into eternal life on Friday, June 6, 2014. Born in Haifa, Palestine to Hanna and Nezha Kafeety, Violet immigrated to the United States with her husband Farhan "Fred" Omran in 1947 living in Buffalo, New York prior to moving to Jacksonville, Florida in 1955. Violet was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Farhan "Fred" Omran, her son-in-law Bishara ...
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Thomas Alexander Zaccour

April 14, 1947 - June 6, 2014

Thomas Alexander Zaccour, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on June 6th, 2014 at the age of 67. Tom was born in Jacksonville, FL to Alexander and Ila Zaccour. He graduated from Prince George in Va. where he was homecoming king and awarded a basketball scholarship to Clemson. While Tom was in the United States Army, he fought in the Vietnam War as the B-39th combat squad leader....
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Heather Alvarez

August 11, 1977 - June 2, 2014

Heather Holycross Frailey was born on August 11, 1977. It should come as no surprise to anyone who knew her that she was late. 3 Weeks late. Her tardiness was likely the result of a pre-mortal life party that she was either planning for or cleaning up after (though there is some conjecture that this was her first attempt to show her mom that Heather always does things precisely when she means to)...
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Offa Bert Cosby

September 25, 1921 - June 1, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Bernad Thomas Krulewicz

August 20, 1925 - May 29, 2014

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David Weinstein

January 31, 1929 - May 29, 2014

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Nicholas Scott Bornman

June 13, 1991 - May 27, 2014

Nicholas came into this world with barely a whimper on June 13th, 1991. He was never that quiet and complacent again. From his first steps to his last he was always so full of life! He loved every animal that crossed his path and he came home with more than a few. It was never hard for him to win over his mother with his convincing ways. Nicholas had a gift for doing that because you just...
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Raymond Alton McCall

September 4, 1932 - May 27, 2014

Raymond Alton McCall, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home May 27, 2014 at the age of 81. Ray was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Lonnie and Grace McCall. He graduated in 1950 from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, and attended the Citadel in South Carolina. While Ray was in the United States Air Force stationed in Munich, Germany, he met and married,...
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Patricia Ernestine Arnold

December 14, 1932 - May 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Lillian Geraldine Scherer

January 9, 1917 - May 22, 2014

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