Our Obituaries

Elizabeth Young Traver

July 31, 1917 - December 12, 2017

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

February 22, 1929 - December 8, 2017

Arthur Caleb Herrington, 88, passed away 12/8/17. Born in Graham, Georgia in 1929, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Hazel Herrington. He grew up in Jacksonville, FL and lived in New Jersey for 30 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Butler, who passed away in 2005 after a marriage of 55 years. Art was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hazel Herrington and a...
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Juana Rosa Anstett

June 24, 1924 - December 5, 2017

Juana Rosa Anstett, 93, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Orange Park, FL. She was born June 24, 1924 to Gabriel and Ricarda Gonzalez in Ceib Mocha, Cuba. Juana loved to cook and have family get-togethers in which she could have the family enjoy her cooking and be able to spend time with them. She is survived by her husband of 69 years John, one son Juan (Mary) Anstett, two grandchildren...
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Richard Arnold Youngblood

November 18, 1941 - December 5, 2017

Mr. Richard Arnold Youngblood, age 76, was lovingly embraced by the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born on November 18, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida. He did it all, served his country in the Army, retired from St Regis Paper, and the State of Florida. Other than his family, Richard had two other great loves in his life the children's ministry at Murray Hill Baptist Church where he taught pre...
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George William O'Brien

April 13, 1923 - December 3, 2017

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

July 27, 1959 - November 24, 2017

Tammy L. Crosby, born July 27, 1959 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida died November 24, 2017 after a long illness. She is preceded in death by her father, Mack Crawford and mother, Helen R. Sarber. Tammy is survived by her stepmother, Annie Lee Griffin (Meme); daughter, Tiffany Ingham; son, Steven Crosby; grandsons, Donovan (Ingham) Silcox, Joseph Ingham and Skyler Ingham; sisters,...
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Catherine Veronica Grass

March 23, 1920 - November 22, 2017

Catherine Veronica Grass, 97, passed away November 22, 2017.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5752 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32244, followed by interment at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, Florida 32073.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Catherine's...
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Thomas Shane Faircloth

May 7, 1969 - November 15, 2017

Thomas Shane Faircloth, age 30, passed away on November 8, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Thomas was born on July 8, 1987. Thomas was the son of Wendy Lynn Simmons, who passed away one week later on November 15, 2017 in Jacksonville. Thomas will be remembered as a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend; he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Thomas...
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Wendy Lynn Simmons

May 7, 1969 - November 15, 2017

Wendy Lynn Simmons, age 48, passed away November 15, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Wendy was born on May 7, 1969. Wendy's son, Thomas Shane Faircloth, preceded Wendy in death just one week prior on November 8, 2017. Wendy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend; she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She had a love...
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Mary Willene Morgan

January 14, 1941 - November 15, 2017

Mary Willene Morgan was born in Fayetteville, NC to David T. Morgan, Sr. and Bessie Herring Morgan on January 14, 1941. She grew up in Fayetteville and attended the city's public schools. Willene was a precocious child with a phenomenal memory. She was fun-loving, had a delightful personality, and those who knew her well never doubted her propensity for independence. At the age of 12, Willene...
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Ronald Edward Woods

October 27, 1936 - November 11, 2017

In the loving presence of his beloved wife Margaret and their daughter Kelley Lancaster, Ronald Edward Woods, 81, of Jacksonville, completed his journey on this earth and was welcomed with joy into the Kingdom of Heaven on November 11, 2017. Ron, the son of Thomas Baynard and Imogene Woods, was born on October 27, 1936 and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from high school, he enlisted...
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John Garland Fulcher

March 2, 1931 - November 9, 2017

John Garland (Papa John) Fulcher, age 86, went to be home with his Lord on November 9, 2017. John as a devoted Christian, and member of Ortega United Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason, member of the Scottish Rite, and was also a Shriner. John is walking in eternal peace with his Lord and Savior. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. John will be be...
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Jerry Swineheart Benton

August 3, 1928 - November 8, 2017

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

January 10, 1959 - November 8, 2017

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

August 17, 1940 - November 8, 2017

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Ashley Marie Kuiken

January 30, 1986 - November 6, 2017

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Clyde Jefferson Williams

July 11, 1925 - November 3, 2017

Clyde J. Williams, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on November 3, 2017. He was a was also a retired painter and a member of the local Painter's Union. He was one of the painters who first painted the Matthews Bridge.Clyde was preceded in his death by his parents, Lillie & Jeff Williams, brothers, Albert and Mark, sisters Ruby, Beulah, Rosealee and Thelma also his loving wife Linda, sons, Kevin...
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Virginia Marie Johnson

May 25, 1948 - November 2, 2017

Virginia Marie Johnson, age 69, of Jacksonville, FL Passed Away on Thursday November 2, 2017. Virginia was born May 25, 1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii. A visitation for Virginia will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32205. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 11:30 AM at...
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Dale Eugene Smith

January 22, 1931 - October 30, 2017

Dale Eugene Smith was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on January 22, 1931. Son of Mildred (Mason) and Ernie Smith, Dale joined the army at the age of tender age of 15 hoping to see WW2 action. This was not to be, as the war had ended and thankfully he was spared. At 16 he married Helen Ludington, the love of his life. Dale worked hard all his life and set a good example for his children. ...
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Pansy Lee Martin

November 23, 1929 - October 27, 2017

Pansy (YaYa) Lee Ingham Martin was born November 23, 1929 and passed away October 27, 2017 at the age of 87. Pansy attended Fishweir Elementary, Lake Shore Junior High, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. She and Walter eloped to Folkston, GA shortly after graduation and had 53 wonderful years together. She worked at Annie R. Morgan Elementary School as the school secretary for...
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Ursula Beate Elizabeth Shepard

December 21, 1941 - October 18, 2017

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

March 9, 1991 - October 17, 2017

Brooke Lee Brandvold, age 26, passed away October 17, 2017. Brooke was born on March 9, 1991 in Jacksonville, Florida to Mark Brandvold and Brenda Ghee Brandvold. Brooke was loving daughter, mother, granddaughter, and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Brooke is survived by her father, Mark; her mother, Brenda; paternal grandmother Margaret Brandvold; maternal...
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Dorothy Mavis Davidson

August 6, 1928 - October 17, 2017

Dorothy Mavis Davidson, age 89, passed away October 17, 2017. Mavis was a longtime member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church, and she was a devoted Christian mother and wife. She led Bible studies and also sang in the North Jacksonville Baptist Church choir for many years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and worked with the Rainbow Girls. Mavis was a loving mother,...
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Lillian Lawing Jonas

February 13, 1930 - October 15, 2017

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

October 4, 1962 - October 7, 2017

Lori Ann Mehl, 10/4/1962 to 10/7/2017, Lori was born to Edward and Lorraine Mehl in Elizabeth, NJ. She was the youngest of five; her oldest and only brother John Mehl (Diana Mehl), and her sisters Betty Ann Mehl-Gilch (Joe Gilch), Donna Mehl (Sandy Zambeto), and Jody Higgins (Kevin Higgins). She loved and adored her niece Jamie Mehl Gory (Kehi Gory), nephew Jarrod Mehl (Zaneta Mehl), nephews...
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Ida Mae Pope

February 15, 1925 - October 6, 2017

Ida Mae Pope, age 92, passed away October 6, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Ida was born on February 15, 1925 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Ida loved to sew, crochet, and needle point. She was a loving mother, and raised her three sons to be strong Christian men. Ida was also a loving grandmother and sister; she will be deeply missed by...
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Thomas Kinchen Sullivan

April 2, 1929 - October 6, 2017

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

August 24, 1948 - October 3, 2017

Kay O. Allen died peacefully in Community Hospice St. Vincents Riverside on October 3, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 69.Kay is survived by her husband, Larry Allen of Jacksonville, Florida; and two children, daughter Camie McCoy of Hilliard, Florida and son, Derek Allen of Jacksonville, Florida. She had three granddaughters, Jessie Allen of Jacksonville, Florida, Shiane Allen of...
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Grace Taylor VanNortwick

April 22, 1919 - October 1, 2017

Grace Taylor VanNortwick died peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2017. She was 98. Grace was born in Morehead City, N.C., the only child of J. Clarence and Grace Wallace Taylor. She graduated from Charles S. Wallace High School and Greensboro College, where she was a member of the glee club and played on the tennis and soccer teams. Grace was selected Miss Morehead City and voted "Most...
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Pernia Dodgen

January 30, 1930 - September 30, 2017

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

July 3, 1959 - September 27, 2017

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Gregory Lee Aljets

May 20, 1961 - September 25, 2017

Gregory Lee Aljets, 56, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born May 20, 1961, to Allison Glass Aljets, in Gainesville, FL. Greg loved Nascar racing, Gator football, gardening, golf, and life with Gayle. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and worked for the Florida-Georgia Distributing Company. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years Gayle, his...
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George Washington Osteen

August 13, 1944 - September 21, 2017

George Washington Osteen passed away September 21, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born August 13, 1944 and was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, FL. George graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and served in the United States Army from 1966-1968 with an honorable discharge. He retired from JEA in 2001. George is survived by his brother, Robert Osteen. A visitation for friends will be...
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Reason Ballard Sink

February 18, 1935 - September 18, 2017

In Loving Memory of Reason Ballard SinkReason Ballard Sink, 82, and long standing resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Roy Edison Sink and Sara Elizabeth Sink. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine RaathSink, her two children, Cameron Raath and J'D Raath Dix, and grandchild Abigail Dix. He is also survived...
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Martha Ellis Coleman

February 8, 1915 - September 16, 2017

Martha Ellis Coleman was born to Simon and Anna Ellis on February 8, 1915 in Brooklyn, Mississippi. She grew up with her sister Ruby on the family farm. Her daughter, Tessie, was born on June 11, 1931. Martha later moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she met Albert Coleman. They were married on July 27, 1942 in St. Augustine, Florida. Martha and Albert were active members of the Central...
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Mary Frances Powell

January 14, 1936 - September 12, 2017

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

May 1, 1920 - September 11, 2017

Vida Ernestine Warnock peacefully joined all of our other angels in heaven on Monday, September 11, 2017. Vida was born in Oxford, Florida on May 1, 1920 to the late Robert Wood and Vida Westphal Warnock, was the fourth of eleven children and a fifth generation Floridian. She graduated from Wildwood High School in 1939 and moved to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Jones Business College. Upon...
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Alice Fulmer Nall

January 23, 1936 - September 9, 2017

Alice Mae Fulmer Nall, age 81, passed away September 9, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Alice was born January 23, 1936 in Clyattville, Georgia to Michael D. and Lenora West Fulmer. She was an active member of Wesley Fellowship Methodist Church. She also held active memberships with the ABWA and HRANF. Alice was retired from the Jacksonville Housing Authority. Alice is preceded in death by...
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Ellene Collins Smith

March 29, 1932 - September 7, 2017

Dr. Ellene C. Smith was born March 29, 1932 in Eatonton, Georgia to the late Ann Mariah M. Flowers and grandparents of Mr. and Mrs. Manor and Mattie Maddox-Cannon. She was a resident of Jacksonville and attended local schools where she later met her late husband Sgt. Roy H. Smith, Sr. They were united in Holy Matrimony and from their union of marriage were born three children. Dr. E.C. Smith...
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Grace Sheppard

June 13, 1922 - August 31, 2017

Grace "Millie" Sheppard, 95, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born June 13, 1922 to Robert and Maidee Patrick Jr. in Omega, GA. For over 50 years, Grace was an area sales manager for Luzier Cosmetics and ran her own business until the age of 90. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed visiting many places with her husband in their Airstream. Grace is...
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Thomas W. Hunt

November 29, 1954 - August 29, 2017

Thomas Wayne Hunt, 64, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past four years, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. He was born November 29, 1952 in Baltimore, MD to Angus and Ruby Hunt, now deceased.He is survived by three loving children, Corey Hunt (Summer) of Hilliard, FL, Ashlee Hunt (Ritchie Lewis, Jr.) of Jacksonville, FL, and Brandon Hunt (Kristina) also of...
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William Geselbracht

March 28, 1944 - August 22, 2017

William F. Geselbracht, 73, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend of many passed away on August 22,2017 at Community Hospice. Through his journey of life he cherished his family more than anything. He loved people and never met a stranger. People always remember him by his loyalty and thoughtfulness towards others.Bill spent his Saturdays rooting for his Ohio State Buckeyes. Then on...
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Evelyn Sunday GIORGIO

January 29, 1922 - August 16, 2017

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

November 25, 1936 - August 10, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Crowell, age 80, passed away August 10, 2017. She was born November 25, 1936 in New York, New York. She received her nursing diploma from Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1957. She was devoted to her nursing career. Elizabeth worked as a staff nurse at St. Vincent's from 1974-1991, and then started a nationally recognized Parish Nurse Program at St. Vincent'...
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Richard Paul Sani

August 16, 1936 - July 25, 2017

Richard Paul Sani, 80, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205.
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Gwyndollee Williams

October 1, 1940 - July 24, 2017

Gwyndollee Williams, 76, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205.
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Christopher Thurston

March 13, 1997 - July 23, 2017

Christopher Tre' Thurston, 20, passed away July 23, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. He was born in Orange Park, Florida on March 13, 1997.Christopher is survived by his father, Tom Thurston, his three sisters Meryl Thurston-Harvey, Katelyn Thurston, and Elizabeth Stricker, and his two brothers, Thomas Thurston and Dylan Thurston. He was dearly loved, and will be missed by his family and friends.A...
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Sharon F. Beasley

July 2, 1935 - July 23, 2017

Sharon F. Beasley, 82, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens, 729 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville FL 32205.
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Lois Rita Placke

June 12, 1923 - July 18, 2017

Lois Rita Placke 94, of Jacksonville Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1923. She and her family moved to Jacksonville in the mid 1930's. Lois graduated from Duval Adult High. At the age of twenty, she enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve (WAVES) on October 7, 1943. While working in Washington D.C. she met Marine...
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Adrienne Liana Simpson

October 30, 1989 - July 15, 2017

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

June 15, 1921 - July 15, 2017

James English Cousar, III died on July 15, 2017 at the age of 96. Jim was born on June 15, 1921 in Tokyo, Japan to James E. Cousar, Jr. and Sarah Hansell Cousar who were serving as Presbyterian missionaries. The family returned to the United States in 1923 following the Tokyo earthquake. Jim and his sisters, Hansell and Lee, grew up in small towns in Virginia where their father was a pastor. ...
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Thelma Burke Shirley

January 19, 1928 - July 14, 2017

Thelma B. Shirley, 89 went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2017 at home. She was born in Baxley, GA. and was a long time resident of Jacksonville, Fl. Mrs. Shirley was a hairdresser for many years and a full time wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased in death by her husband; Thomas D. Shirley, and her son, Davis (Bubba). Survivors include Virgil Shirley, Kay...
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Jack Hoffmann Quaritius

January 13, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Jack Hoffmann Quaritius, 94, died peacefully at home on July 11th. He was born on Long Island, NY to Henry Christian Quaritius and Anna Hoffmann Quaritius. He is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Patricia McKenna Quaritius, son Peter David Quaritius, daughter Karen Ann Quaritius, and daughter-in-law Leslie Kimball Quaritius. He was the loving grandfather of Paige Ann Quaritius, Jeffrey...
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Edmund L. Hance

May 27, 1930 - July 7, 2017

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Mary S. Sanford

October 8, 1942 - June 28, 2017

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Evelyn Leggett Hughes

June 1, 1921 - June 25, 2017

Evelyn Leggett Hughes, 96, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born to John Frank Leggett and Grace Parrish Leggett on June 1, 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a graduate of Stanton Senior High School's Class of 1938, and was the oldest living alumni of Edward Waters College. She taught English in the Duval County School system for well over 25 years before...
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David N. Leija

September 10, 1982 - June 25, 2017

David Nathaniel Leija, 34, passed away on June 25, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. Nate loved fishing, cooking on the grill, creating art, writing poetry and hanging out with friends and family. Nate's professional career was welding and painting, always making new friends along the way. He never met a stranger and seldom went places he didn't run into a past friend exchanging jokes. He was a...
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James K. Longmire

July 25, 1945 - June 24, 2017

James Kenneth Longmire, 71, passed away June 24th at his home following an extended illness. Born in Jackson, Tennessee on July 25, 1945, he graduated from Lambuth College in 1968 and moved to Jacksonville FL at that time. For 30 years, Ken taught Chemistry and Biology, retiring from Raines High School in 1998. He was a longtime member of Riverside Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and...
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Harry N. Walters

June 18, 1956 - June 24, 2017

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

July 14, 1969 - June 23, 2017

Dale was born July 14, 1969 in Gainesville, Florida to Carolyn Harrington and Oral Dale Jones. Dale served in the United States Navy in the late 1980's as a boatswain's mate/seaman. He owned his own lawn service after working for Skinners nursery in 1990's. He worked in management for Walmart and Kangaroo before driving long distance trucking. He currently is working for Flowers...
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John H. Miller

July 21, 1938 - June 23, 2017

John H. Miller Jr., 78, passed away June 23, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am Wednesday June 28, 2017 at Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville FL 32205. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32205.
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Raymond Sheldon Sutherland

September 15, 1935 - June 22, 2017

Raymond "Sut" Sutherland passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2017, in Jacksonville FL, after a long life filled with family and friends who loved him dearly. An Ohio native, he was born in 1935 to Jewell and Garnet Sutherland. Sut began a long and distinguished military career with the Air Force at 17 years old, and later joined a California police force where he served happily for several years. He...
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Bradley Earl Ward

December 2, 1976 - June 20, 2017

Bradley Earl Ward passed away in Jacksonville on June 19, 2017 at the age of 40. Bradley was a native of Jacksonville. He loved his family and always sought the chance to help the many people he loved and who also loved him back.Bradley is predeceased by his grandparents, Pete and Cynthia Ward, and John and Mildred Saunders. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Linda Ward, his brother, Justin...
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Banner Lawrence Strickland

March 5, 1936 - June 18, 2017

Banner Lawrence Strickland, 81, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. He leaves his wife of 23 years, Violet Ann Strickland; his three sons and their wives, Kevin (Darlene) Strickland, Chris (Amy) Strickland and Jeffrey (Christy Joy) Strickland; two sisters, Myrtie Highsmith and Clara Thornton; his brother, Milton Strickland and seven grandchildren. ...
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Gale Eberly Capley

August 25, 1940 - June 18, 2017

Gale Eberly Capley peacefully passed on to his eternal life on June 18, 2017 in the loving care of his wife and family after a courageous battle with cancer. He displayed strength and maintained a positive outlook throughout this battle. Gale was born in Fountain City, Tennessee, a suburb of Knoxville, on August 25, 1940. Gale spent his early years in Tennessee and has many fond memories of...
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Merrill Ann Johnson

January 28, 1946 - June 16, 2017

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

June 10, 1938 - June 14, 2017

Barbara S. Feierstein 79 of Jacksonville, FL formerly of Moundsville, WV, passed away on June 14th, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville.A memorial service was held Saturday June 17th at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Jacksonville. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Vernon L. Feierstein, son V. Andrew Feierstein (Kathy) daughter Edie Jo Jack (David) son Michael Dion...
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Louise A. Pickett

October 6, 1926 - June 14, 2017

LOUISE ALTMAN PICKETT, 90, PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 14, 2017, AT HER JACKSONVILLE HOME.SHE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF JACKSONVILLE, AND A GRADUATE OF JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL.LOUISE WAS MARRIED FOR 50 YEARS TO THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, LONNIE C. PICKETT, JR., UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 2006. TOGETHER THEY BUILT TRUCK AND TRAILER REFRIGERATION SERVICE, INC., STILL IN BUSINESS TODAY.LOUISE WAS A MEMBER OF THE HYDE...
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Mary Rose Lyons Whisenant

February 2, 1950 - June 9, 2017

Mary Rose Lyons Whisenant, 67, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away peacefully on June 9th, 2017 at her home while surrounded by family.Mary was born in Jacksonville, FL on February 2, 1950. She graduated from Paxon Senior High School, class of 1968, and continued on to attend college at the former Florida Junior College taking classes in Business and Clerical Skills. Mary was the beloved wife of...
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Harry Marion Bierce

February 2, 1924 - June 8, 2017

Harry Marion Bierce, born February 2, 1924, died peacefully at home at the age of 93 on Thursday June 8, 2017. Mr. Bierce always considered his nephews to be his sons. He is survived by his wife of over 70 years - Margaret, three sons - Daniel (Carol), Laurence (Veda), and Robert, nephew - William (Peggy), his daughter-in-law Tana, one granddaughter - Kim, four grandsons - Mike (Karen), Mark,...
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John B. Gilbert

June 5, 1936 - June 6, 2017

CWO4 John "Grumpy" Gilbert, or as he liked to refer to himself "John Berton Gilbert dit Comtois" with a strong French Canadian accent, was born June 5th, 1936, son of Arthur Gilbert II and Josephine Chase Gilbert at Cottage Hospital in Haverhill, NH. He died June 6th, 2017, with loved ones at his side, after a sudden illness at St. Vincent Hospital Riverside, Jacksonville, FL. John was one day...
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Irene Irene Parker

October 25, 1930 - June 5, 2017

Edith Irene Parker, 86, of Jacksonville FL, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. She was born in Banks County, Georgia on October 25, 1930 and married Ezra L. Parker on May 20, 1950. Irene dearly loved her family and her church, and was a devoted member of First Coast Baptist Church. For many years, she taught 3rd Grade Sunday School for Jacksonville Baptist Temple, where she shared her love of God...
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Norma G. McCARTHY

December 30, 1931 - June 2, 2017

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Dorothy Behlmer

August 30, 1930 - May 30, 2017

Dorothy Fuqua Behlmer was born on August 30, 1930 in Jacksonville Florida and passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at St Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville Florida. Dorothy had a long career in restaurant hospitality and worked her way up from a curb girl to manager of many stores. She went on to retire from Krystal after 35 years. She was also an entrepreneur for many years, opening and...
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Gregory Allen Smith

June 28, 1960 - May 29, 2017

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Bruce Alvin Rhodarmer

February 6, 1927 - May 27, 2017

Bruce Alvin Rhodarmer, 90, passed away May 27, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Violet Campbell

April 12, 1934 - May 15, 2017

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

January 24, 1958 - May 14, 2017

Teresa Sue Mary, age 59, passed away on Sunday May 14, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born January 24, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Clayborn "Gene" and Sarah (Hale) Halbert. She attended high school at Robert E. Lee High School and continued her studies at FSCJ and UNF. She married Gregory Vincent Mary on November 27, 1987, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Teresa...
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Coll Elmer Robertson

February 8, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Lcdr. (Ret.) Coll Elmer "Robbie" Robertson (89) passed peacefully with his family by his side early on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born in Dexter, MI in 1928. He is survived by the love of his life and devoted, loyal wife Joanne Moran Robertson, four dedicated children; Joan "Jody" Chipoletti (Neal), Dawn Fenske (Terry), Coll Scott (Kelly)and Colin Shaun Robertson along with six grandchildren...
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Gary Michael Garberson

April 30, 1952 - May 8, 2017

Gary Michael Garberson, 65, passed away May 8, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. He was born in Greenville, MI on April 30, 1952 to parents Omar and Majel Garberson. Gary graduated from Alma High School in Alma, MI in 1970 and went on to attend Lansing Community College. On February 16, 1985, he married the love of his life, Edith Marlene Atkinson. Gary was predeceased by his father, Omar J. Garberson Jr....
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Dorothy M. Gates

April 23, 1925 - May 6, 2017

After a full life, Dorothy M. Gates passed away at age 92 on May 6,2017. She was a talented oil painter and enjoyed ceramics and gardening, especially raising breath-takingly beautiful red amaryllis. She was a member of the Willing Hands Circle at Lake Shore United Methodist Church.She is predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, William S. Gates, Jr. (Sam). She is survived by her sister...
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James A. Doiron

January 10, 1933 - May 5, 2017

James A. Doiron, 84 of Jacksonville, FL peacefully passed away on May5th. James was a decorated retired Vietnam Vet. He is survived by his wife Erika; 5 children; 13 Grandchildren & many great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son, Jim Doiron.A visitation will be held at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home 5753 Blanding Blvd. Jax. Fl. 32244, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 6-8pm. Funeral...
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Frances T. Lynch

January 6, 1929 - May 2, 2017

Frances Thompson Lynch of Jacksonville, Florida died peacefully at her home at 2:00 am, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Her cause of death was Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Hal Lynch Jr. and by her four children: Hal Lynch III (Brian), Helen Lynch Cooper (Charles), William Lynch (Jeanie), and Robert Lynch (Ann). She is also survived by her sister, Helen Ladd Thompson...
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Sarah Joann Osteen

May 1, 1935 - April 30, 2017

Joann Osteen was born in Macclenny Florida May 1, 1935 to Rance and Effie Thomas who preceeded her in Death. She is predeceased by her loving husband David of 52 years. She is survived by her daughter Carlotta, her son David and his wife Linda, 5 Grandchildren, Bennie, Rebecca, Edgar and his wife Frances, Jackie. She has 10 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild, and 2 Sister in law&...
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Jane Verda Walker

November 20, 1922 - April 26, 2017

Jane Verda WalkerJane Verda Walker of Jacksonville, Florida, originally from Townsend, TN., passed away on April 26, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born in Bell, Tn on November 20, 1922 to Tom and Edna Foster. She was a member of Caylors Baptist Church since May of 1943. She married John E. Walker in July of 1947. She raised two sons, John Mack and Jimmy Edd and her love for her family and home...
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John Raymond Craddock

December 28, 1939 - April 20, 2017

John Raymond Craddock, 77, went home to his Lord and Savior April 20, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida.Born and raised in Albion, New York, John -- known to family and friends as "Papa John" -- was a gentleman and a patriot, as well as a beloved husband, father and friend. John earned a Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York, on a US Navy ROTC scholarship...
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Brett Alan Degrave

November 19, 1959 - April 18, 2017

Brett Alan DeGrave,57, Received his wings on April 18, 2017 peacefully at home. Brett had a love for life. Growing up won numerous awards with the Special Olympics. Brett love Star Wars, Sesame Street, old sitcoms and Johnny Cash. Brett was predeceased by his mother Frances McKinley, father Robert DeGrave and stepfather Jay McKinley. Brett leaves his beautiful smile with his sisters, Shirley...
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Alice Lucas Lusk

July 1, 1940 - April 17, 2017

Alice Lucas Lusk, 76, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 17th at her home in Jacksonville Florida. Alice was born in Alachua County, Florida on July 1st, 1940 to Mildred and Vernon Lucas. Alice graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1958. She retired from the Duval County school board after 30 years of service at Oak Hill Elementary school where she touched the lives of many...
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Ira Sanders Connell

November 19, 1939 - April 17, 2017

Ira Sanders Connell "Buddy" a life long resident of Jacksonville, Florida died April 17, 2017 at the age of 77 at his home with family and friends at his side. Buddy was a retired meat cutter who enjoyed spending time with family and relaxing on his porch. He was known for his strong faith and was a member of The Worship Center of Jacksonville. He was full of life, with a huge heart and...
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Mary Tully Winter

April 4, 1932 - April 16, 2017

Mary Winter, 85, passed away April 16, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens, 729 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville FL 32205.
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Matthew Kealii-Hoomalu

October 30, 1980 - April 16, 2017

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

July 7, 1927 - April 15, 2017

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

October 11, 1949 - April 14, 2017

William "Jack" Jackson Hogan Jr., 67, passed away April 14, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. He was born in Holyoke, MA on October 11, 1949 to parents William Sr. and Alva Hogan. Jack graduated from Paxon High School in 1967. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Clara Davidson on November 8, 1969. Jack is predeceased by his father, William Jackson Hogan Sr.Jack retired from a long career...
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Ginger Kay Hann

April 28, 1945 - April 12, 2017

Ginger Kay Hann, 71, of Jacksonville passed away April 12, 2017. She was born in Jacksonville on April 28, 1945. Ginger graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, class of 1962, and went on to attend Florida State University. She was married to Richard Alan Hann who preceded her in death.Ginger retired from Arnold Transportation and had also worked for AT&T, Met Life Ins and Bell South. She...
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Duncan Fletcher McConihay

May 10, 1988 - April 9, 2017

Duncan Fletcher McConihay, 28, passed away April 9, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens, 729 Edgewood Ave. South, Jacksonville FL 32205.
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Mary Frances Roberts

January 18, 1932 - April 6, 2017

Mary Frances Roberts, 85, passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 6, 2017. Mary Frances was born on January 18, 1932 in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Dowling A. Roberts. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa R. McKendree (Cliff); her two grandsons, Tyler McKendree (Aubry) and 1st Lt. Carson McKendree.A memorial service will be held on...
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Verna McClain Schoonmaker

January 7, 1937 - April 3, 2017

Verna McClain Schoonmaker, our beloved mother, grandmother and friend died April 3, 2017. She is survived by her children Lynda, Lyn (Lisa), Jim, and Beth (Kevin); her grandchildren Emily Ingham, Mack Ingham, Mary Catherine Ingham, John Ingham, Nancy Ingham, Wilson Smith, and Riley Smith, as well as many friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, the love of her life, James C....
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Kevin Lynn Biser

May 25, 1960 - April 3, 2017

Kevin Lynn Biser, 56, of Jacksonville FL, passed away April 3, 2017. He was born in Keyser, West Virginia on May 25, 1960 to parents Charles and Katherine. He graduated from Keyser High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1989 and formed a career with the military that lasted for 23 years. In Jacksonville, FL, Kevin met his best friend and love of his life, Kimberly Brown, and they were together...
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Frank William Irvin

July 11, 1933 - March 30, 2017

Frank W. Irvin, Sr., passed away March 30, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens, 729 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville FL 32205.
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Elaine Elaine Fox

April 15, 1924 - March 28, 2017

Elaine F. Fox passed away on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30pm at Regents Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Jacksonville FL. She was born at Saint Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville FL, April 15, 1924 as 'Frances Elaine Fretwell'. Elaine was always very cheerful and was an inspiration to many people. She lived her life with kindness, consideration and compassion for others. Enjoying levity and the...
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