Our Obituaries

Emanuel Masih

July 23, 1955 - January 28, 2018


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Nadia Cadora Michael

August 7, 1928 - January 27, 2018

Nadia Cadora Michael, age 89, resident of Jacksonville, Florida, fell asleep in the Lord on January 27, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born on August 7,1928 in Jerusalem, Palestine. Nadia grew up in Ramallah, Palestine where she learned cross stitch from her mother. At the age of twenty-one, she moved to Jacksonville where she met her husband Aziz Michael. Nadia was not only talented...
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Robert Larry KIRKLAND

June 12, 1939 - January 27, 2018


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Victoria Marie Lambert

June 15, 1948 - January 26, 2018


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George Adam Weisiger

October 6, 1943 - January 25, 2018


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Edna Lane Stacy

July 9, 1932 - January 25, 2018

Edna Lane Stacy, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida's Hadlow Center. She was born on July 9, 1932 in Shaw, Mississippi to the late Lora Lane Simpson and Roy Simpson. She and her brother (David), grew up in a small town, with their parents owning the local dry cleaners. Upon graduating high school, she married William R. (Buddy)...
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Doris Easson Stevens

August 5, 1920 - January 24, 2018

Doris Easson Stevens, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 97. Doris was born in Arbroath, Scotland and came to the United States when she was 9 years old. She lived in Detroit, Michigan until 1955 when she and her husband Raymond moved their young family to Jacksonville. Devout Catholics, Doris and Ray were among the founding members of San Jose Catholic...
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Sherry Nackino Googe

May 22, 1953 - January 24, 2018

Sherry Nackino Googe died, January 24, 2018 after a lengthy illness. A Jacksonville native, she was born May 22, 1953, graduated from Wolfson High School and worked as both a waitress and bartender in her family's businesses for many years. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Terry; her son, Jayme; her step-children, Jason and Natalie; her sister Sandy; step-sisters, Karen...
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Ann Moritz SCHERER

August 13, 1931 - January 24, 2018

Ann Moritz Scherer, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 24, 2018. She was born on August 13, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. Ann was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, John R. Scherer, III. She leaves behind the legacy of three daughters, Terry (Larry) Cook, Barbara (David) Andrews, and Jennifer (Marc) Swiatek; five grandchildren, Joshua (Annie) Swiatek,...
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Lillian Sloviter Koegler

June 26, 1919 - January 23, 2018

The Jacksonville Jewish Center community is saddened by the passing of Lillian Koegler late Tuesday evening on January 23rd. A graveside service will take place at 11:30 AM on Friday, January 26th, at the New Center Cemetery, 200 E. 43rd St, Jacksonville (click here for map). We extend condolences to Lillian's family: sons Steven (Blanche) and Harold (Janet); grandchildren Andrea, Elliott,...
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Loretta Joanne Copps Phelps

May 18, 1941 - January 20, 2018

Loretta Joanne Copps Phelps, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3:55 a.m. at Community Hospice at St. Vincent's Hospital. She was known as Joanne to all, but as Kitty to those who were closest to her. Born May 18, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL to Joseph Gleason and Zada Nelson Copps, Joanne was a member of a loving and close-knit family. She graduated from Landon...
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Charles Martin LaPrade

September 6, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Charles "Charley" Martin LaPrade, 89, died January 20, 2018. He was born on September 6, 1928, the youngest of eight children, to the late Wyllie and Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) LaPrade. He was a graduate of Bushnell High School, Bushnell, Florida and The University of Florida with a degree in Building Construction. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War building...
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Bert Jesse Pittman

November 4, 1944 - January 20, 2018

Bert Jesse Pittman, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was 73. A native of Jacksonville, Bert attended the University of Florida where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Here he majored in accounting, receiving his BS/BA in 1966. Immediately upon graduation from UF, he enlisted in officer...
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Robert Bryan Thornton

January 17, 1959 - January 19, 2018


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Evelyn Adkins Miller

March 17, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Evelyn Adkins Miller, age 94, passed away on January 17, 2018 at Sunrise Senior Living Home, Jacksonville. Evelyn was the daughter of James Thomas Adkins Sr. and Annie Elmira Prescott Adkins. She is predeceased by her husband, Warren Leon Miller; her brothers, James Thomas Adkins Jr, and Lee Jackson Adkins; her sisters, Lucile A. Slappy, Verna Dean A. Baldwin, and Gladys A. Hobbs. She is survived...
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Arline LECKART

November 26, 1925 - January 17, 2018


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Michael A. Akel

August 29, 1926 - January 15, 2018

Michael A. Akel, a longtime Jacksonville resident, passed away on January 15th, 2018 at 91 years of age. The son of Abraham and Nabeeha Akel. He was raised in Bennettsville, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his Master's degree from MIT. He retired as a Captain in the US Navy, Reserves and served in the Civil Engineering Corps. He was a founding partner of Akel,...
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Virginia Claudette Scarberry

January 9, 1930 - January 15, 2018

Virginia Claudette Darroch Scarberry passed peacefully in the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Malcolm Darroch and Ruby May Allen, and her husband, Harold Wayne Scarberry, Sr.Virginia's life was a masterpiece of love and dedication to her family. Born in Texas where her father was a Texas Ranger, she assumed much...
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Esther Geller Zucker

June 27, 1916 - January 15, 2018


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Betty Jane Corbo

December 4, 1929 - January 15, 2018


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William Francis Quinlan

July 20, 1948 - January 14, 2018


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Nancy Ccummins Price

March 2, 1931 - January 12, 2018


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Robert Alexander

January 29, 1934 - January 11, 2018

Robert "Bain" Alexander passed away January 11, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 83. Bain was born in Greensboro, NC on January 29, 2018, and grew up there. In 1956, he married Catherine Wilkinson, his companion for the next 56 years. After serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, he obtained a BS in Business from Duke University, followed by an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. He moved to...
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Norma Thomas Suhrer

May 30, 1927 - January 10, 2018

Norma Thomas Suhrer, age 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after an extended illness. Beloved wife and mother, Norma, was born to Sam and Marion Thomas on May 30, 1927. She grew up in Tucker Georgia and was the youngest of four children. In her youth she enjoyed all sports including basketball. It was the beginning of an active athletic life. In 1945 she met...
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William Riley Flanders

March 6, 1939 - January 8, 2018

William Riley Flanders, 78, died peacefully Monday, January 08, 2018, at his home in Riverside. He was born and raised in Florida, the son of Clyde Melvin and Mary Pauline (Attaway) Flanders. In his early years, Mr. Flanders was a jet mechanic with the United States Air Force. After leaving the service he moved back to his hometown of Panama City, Florida and eventually to Jacksonville, Florida...
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William Wells

January 9, 1929 - January 7, 2018

William James (Billy) WellsJanuary 9, 1929 - January 7, 2018Some people are born with the ability to just know things. My Dad was one of them. He was the best joke teller and would have you laughing in no time. His sense of humor was loved by all that crossed his path. He grew up in a time when everything was organic and you could roam and play away from home without fear. He lived without...
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Jack Hofstra

May 24, 1932 - January 7, 2018


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Margie Arleen O'Rourke

October 3, 1940 - January 7, 2018

Margie Arleen O'Rourke, 77, died Sunday, January 7, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by her children. She was born in Rochelle, Georgia, daughter of the late Maxwell and Bernice (Bellamy) Hancock. Margie loved her family dearly and her grandchildren were a large part of her life. She was compassionate and giving and always concerned with taking care of everyone around her. Margie worked...
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Celeste M. Dowdy

February 14, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Celeste (Mann) Dowdy was born on February 14, 1928 in St. Cloud, Florida to Moyer and Leola Mann. She spent her life married to her sweetheart and beloved husband of 68 years, Harold Glenn Dowdy. She was a wonderful woman who was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our "Nana," as she liked to be called by her grandchildren, was an amazing wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother,...
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David Sean Price

December 21, 1986 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Gregory Francis Manning

November 15, 1950 - January 4, 2018

Gregory F. Manning, age 67, passed away on January 3, 2018 at his residence in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 15, 1950 to Francis and Ramona Manning. He grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved with his parents to Longmont, Colorado where he graduated High School. He then joined the U.S. Army as a Topographical Instrument Repairman and Instrument Maker. He was...
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Gregory Jacob Dacks

April 22, 1980 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Alfred Lewis Bass

July 18, 1939 - January 3, 2018

Alfred Lewis Bass, (Al, Chief) 78, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 surrounded in love with his wife of 57 years and 2 daughters at Community Hospice Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. He suffered and died from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was born in Jacksonville to George and Winona Bass. He lived most of his life in Jacksonville with 4 years on...
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Leah Glickman Solomon

June 6, 1917 - January 3, 2018

Leah G. Solomon, was 100 years old, born June 6, 1917, passing on January 3, 2018, at River Garden Hebrew Home, Jacksonville, Florida. She was a high school graduate, which was unusual for girls inthe 1930's. She was an accomplished seamstress and when her children were young, she hand made all of their clothing. Even when she was retirement age she handmade matching suits for her husband and...
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Eric Levy

November 30, 1934 - January 2, 2018

Eric Levy passed away on January 2, 2018 surrounded by family in Jacksonville, Florida. Eric was born in Berlin, Germany, on November 30, 1934. His family escaped Germany in 1939 and spent the following nine years in a refugee camp in Shanghai before immigrating to the United States. Eric graduated from Rock Island High School in Illinois and went on to earn his bachelor's and master's degrees...
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Elizabeth Alvarez Bowes

December 8, 1929 - January 1, 2018

Elizabeth (Liz) Alvarez Bowes, age 88, died in Jacksonville, Florida on January 1, 2018. She was born in Rome, Georgia to Charles David Alvarez, Sr. and the former Jane Maxine Redden on December 8, 1929. Liz lived a full and rich life, centered around her family. She loved to travel and enjoyed planning her trips almost as much as taking them. She also had a fun and rewarding career as a...
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Barbara Lee Peterson

June 26, 1934 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Knou Mikhail KASSEES

April 12, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Knou "Kay" Mikhail Kassees, age 93, resident of Jacksonville, Florida, fell asleep in the Lord on January 1st, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born on April 12th, 1924 in Ramallah Palestine. She was educated at the Catholic School and trained as a nurse and also spoke 4 languages, Arabic, English, French and Hebrew. In 1947, she immigrated to the United States with her husband...
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Irene Davis Blakeley

July 24, 1923 - December 30, 2017

Irene Allen (Davis) BlakeleyAge 94; Date of death: Dec. 30, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living Community, Jacksonville, Fl.Although born in Wayne County, Georgia, she received her high school diploma from Robert E. Lee high school, Jacksonville, Florida. Irene was a civil service employee of the Corps of Engineer (Jacksonville District)...
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Anthony Verlyn Black

April 23, 1964 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Helon Reddick Henry

November 17, 1915 - December 29, 2017

Helon Reddick Henry, beloved great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunt and friend, passed away in her sleep at her home on Friday, December 29, 2017. She celebrated the Christmas holiday in good health, surrounded by family and friends. A fitting end to a life filled with love. Helon was born in Perry, Florida on August 7, 1915. She was the first of five children born to George Franklin...
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Lorraine Colaiuta Haws

January 19, 1932 - December 27, 2017

Lorraine Colaiuta Haws of Jacksonville, Florida, 85, died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald Haws; five children: Robert Haws (Catherine), Jeanne Haws (Fred Daniele), Barbara Haws, Mary Redmond (Daniel), and Susan Clifford (William); and nine grandchildren: Russell Haws (Michelle)...
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Mercy Lee Jones

August 18, 1921 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Darryl Robert Hannon

April 18, 1943 - December 27, 2017

April 18, 1943 to December 27, 2017 CDR (ret) Darryl Robert Hannon, USCG died peacefully in his home in Atlantic Beach, Florida on December 27, 2017 at the age of 74. Darryl is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Paul Martinez; and his grandson, Davis Martinez. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jean Hannon, of Neptune, NJ; and his former wife, Lynn L. Hannon of Savannah, GA....
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Helen B. Bateh

December 31, 1934 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Ellen Omar Bateh

January 1, 1936 - December 26, 2017

Ellen Omar Bateh, 81, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on December 26, 2017. Ellen was born in Ramallah, Palestine on January 1, 1936 and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1947. In 1954, she married Omar Saleeba Bateh. She was a member of the St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Church and the Ramallah-American Club of Jacksonville. During her life, she and her husband owned...
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Marjorie Gurr Bailey

August 21, 1927 - December 26, 2017

Marjorie Gurr Bailey passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2017. She was born in Waycross, Georgia on August 21, 1927. She worked at the Florida National Bank in 1950 where she met her husband. She was a loving wife of 66 years and a loving mother and grandmother. Over the years, Marge and her husband Bill, taught a number of people about Jesus who became Christians. She was a member of...
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Bruce Howard Smith

October 18, 1940 - December 25, 2017

Bruce Howard Smith, 77, long-time resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017. He was born October 18, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio to John and Dorothy (Spangler) Smith. In 1958, Bruce graduated from Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio where he set the school record in discus. He played the clarinet and was a member of the "Five Notes Band." In...
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Billy Arnold Degraff

July 18, 1932 - December 24, 2017

Billy Arnold DeGraff, 85, passed away on December 24, 2017 at his home in St Johns, Florida. Billy was on active duty as a Sonarman Third Class for the US Navy from 1951-1955. His most significant assignment was aboard the USS Henry W Tucker DDR875 in the Korean War. He was awarded multiple medals for his service.Billy is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Marie Terry (Nov 1932 - Sept 2011), they...
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George Edward Wacker

April 15, 1937 - December 21, 2017

Mr. George E. Wacker, better known as Moose, was born on 15 April 1937 and went home to be with the Lord, and his wife Anne, on Thursday, 21 December 2017. He died from cancer and was under Community Hospice care. He was born in Kansas City, KS, and had lived in Jacksonville since around 1965. He met and married the love of his life, Anne, on December 17, 1966. He was a Vietnam Veteran and...
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Gary Michael Flynn

June 25, 1948 - December 20, 2017

Gary Michael Flynn, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born in Denver, CO on June 25, 1948 and proudly served his country as an United States Navy Patrol Squadron Four aviation electronics technician in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon. After his military service, Gary graduated from the...
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Betty Jean Canova

May 31, 1931 - December 20, 2017

Betty Canova passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Mrs. Canova was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Raymond; 2 sons: Raymond and Anthony; 5 brothers, Franklin, Harold, Reese, Brian and Alan; and one sister, Irene Baker. She is survived by three children; Becki (Canova) Fiorello, Gary Canova, and Kevin Canova. In addition, she is also survived by 4 sisters, 6 grandchildren,...
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Sara Ann Brooks

July 12, 1939 - December 19, 2017

Sara Ann Straitiff Brooks, 78, passed away December 19, 2017. She was born July 12, 1939 in Pepperell, MA. Prior to moving to Jacksonville in 1981, Sara lived in Richmond, VA where she was active in church activities, choir, a Sunday school teacher, worked with Girl and Boy Scouts and at one point having 4 Girl Scout Troops. She worked as a Judicial Assistant in the 4thJudicial Circuit from 1981...
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Ann Windham Tiller

February 19, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Ann Windham Tiller, 86, passed away December 18, 2017 at Community Hospice, St Vincent's Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida.She was born February 19, 1931 in New Brockton, AL. Ann later relocated to Ft Meade, FL with her parents while she was in high school. After graduation from high school, Ann moved to Jacksonville, FL. In 2001, Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Clark E....
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James Robert Garner

November 10, 1934 - December 17, 2017

James Robert (Bob) Garner, Sr. was received into the arms of Jesus on Sunday December 17, 2017. He was surrounded by his family where he died at home while under hospice care. Bob was born November 10, 1934 to parents Willie Lee and James G. Garner in Atlanta, GA. He is survived by his wife, Robin Garner of 63 years; daughter, Robin Johnson and husband Larry Johnson; and his son, James R. (Bob)...
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Judith McMillen Reppert

December 28, 1946 - December 15, 2017

Judith McMillen Reppert, 70, died peacefully on December 15, 2017 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. She is survived by her daughter, Carin; sister, Joyce; brother-in-law, Ray; and dog Louis. Judy was a beloved educator, teaching for over 40 years at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Mandarin. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held next month at the Jacksonville Jewish...
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Anne Margolin Benjamin

November 9, 1930 - December 15, 2017

Anne Benjamin passed away on December 15, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Mindy Einhorn, her grandchildren, Robin and Pete Selig, and Michael Einhorn. Anne was born in Schenectady, NY on November 9, 1930 and moved to Jacksonville, FL with her family when she was a teenager. She was married and had two children, Mindy and David. Anne received her Bachelors her Masters in education....
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Patricia King Gwilliam

April 3, 1947 - December 15, 2017

Arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 3801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207(904)737-7171
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Jerry Scott Baker

August 10, 1955 - December 13, 2017

Jerry Scott Baker (62) of Jacksonville, Florida passed away December 13, 2017. Jerry was born on August 10, 1955 in Madison, Indiana to parents Viola and Russell Baker. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Deborah Baker; daughter, Hillary Baker; sons, Christopher and Daniel Baker; only granddaughter, Braylynn; sister, Janet Coburn (David); brother, Craig Baker (Mary); sister-in-law,...
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Rodney Franklin Boatright

July 9, 1966 - December 12, 2017

Rodney Franklin Boatright "Frankie", 51, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:07pm. He was born July 9, 1966 in Jacksonville, Florida. He is survived by his parents, Daisy Mae Boatright and Benny Ronny Boatright, Sr.; sister, Renee Cumpton (Robert Cumpton); brother, Ron Boatright, Jr. (Kim Boatright); grandfather, Rev. Ben Jones; his husband of 21 years, David...
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Mary Frances Hawk

May 1, 1929 - December 11, 2017

Mary Frances Hawk was born on May 1st 1929 in Nicholsville, Alabama . She passed peacefully from this life into the arms of our Lord on Monday December 11th in her home in Jacksonville, Florida. From the very beginning she was gifted with a strong drive and motivation to make a difference in the lives of others. She attended college in Athens, Alabama where she obtained her undergraduate degree...
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Richard Alan Singer

November 28, 1945 - December 10, 2017

On December 10, 2017, Richard Singer passed away suddenly at the age of 72 years. Richie born to parents Gertrude and Louis Singer. He will be forever remembered by his wife of almost 47 years, Linda; and their children, Cindy (David), and Beth (Brian); by his brother, Rob (Amy); and 4 grandchildren. Richie will also be remembered by his extended family and dear friends. Richie graduated from...
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Herman Lodinger

October 18, 1922 - December 10, 2017

Herman Lodinger, 95, passed away on December 10, 2017. He was born in Camden, South Carolina, and grew up in the Bronx, New York. Herman was predeceased by his father and mother, Al and Rose Lodinger. He is survived by Jo, his loving wife of 69 years; his daughters, Holly (Paul) Mandelkern of Winter Park and Sharon (Herb) Hildebrand of Leesburg; his sons, Randy and Alan both of Houston, Texas;...
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Charlotte Corey

August 5, 1934 - December 9, 2017

Charlotte Whitter Corey, also known as Binkie to family and friends and Gogi to her grandchildren, passed away December 9th. She was born on August 5th, 1934 in Panama City, Florida. She was the youngest of six children to the late Ernest and Sadie Whitter. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, John Wesley Corey; her siblings, Thomas Whitter, Margaret Kolakowski, Dorothy Corr,...
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Ernesto D. Querido

October 14, 1938 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Joyce Hurlbert Sleap

December 25, 1925 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Esther Jo Barrs Wilson

December 17, 1927 - December 5, 2017

Esther Jo Barrs Wilson passed away December 5, 2017 at Taylor Manor while in the care of Community Hospice and the kind and gentle staff of the Taylor Skilled Nursing Center. Jo, as she was called by family and friends, was born December 17, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to Byrd S. and Suzie Mae Foss Barrs. She remained a life-long resident of Jacksonville and graduated Lee High School, class of...
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Ann Whitehurst McGEHEE

December 26, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Ann Whitehurst McGehee was born on December 26, 1928 in Montgomery, Alabama and passed away at the age of 88 on December 4, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. She moved to Birmingham with her parents, Willis Quay and Annie Lynn Whitehurst, and lived there until entering college at the University of Alabama. A magna cum laude graduate, Ann was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and majored in Home...
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Linda Marie Ludwig

January 11, 1955 - December 2, 2017

Linda Marie Ludwig was born in San Diego, California on January 11, 1955. She passed away December 2, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Her family moved to Jacksonville in the early 1970's where she lived out the rest of her beautiful life. She worked at Florida State College at Jacksonville as an administrative assistant in many areas of the college until she retired just this year. Linda loved...
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Jeanette Newman

January 7, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Jeanette Newman, age 93, of Atlanta and formerly Jacksonville, FL, passed away peacefully December 1, 2017. Jeanette was born January 7, 1924 to Abraham and Sadie Marks, and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. She married Melvin Newman on December 2, 1945, and they were married for almost 60 years. Jeanette's love of family was evident through her unwavering devotion to her husband, children and...
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Emily Abood Helow

September 3, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Emily A. Helow, aged 93, passed away peacefully at home on December 1, 2017. Born September 3, 1924 in Jacksonville, she was predeceased by her husband, Philip, her parents, Namy and Naseema Abood, her brothers, Richard, George, Toofie (TN) and William, and sisters LaVera and Amelia. She is survived by her three children, Pete Helow, Carol Carter (Mike), and Philip Helow, Jr. (Danielle); her...
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Kenneth Lucas Smith

October 22, 1974 - November 30, 2017

Kenneth Lucas, "Luke," Smith, Sr. passed away November 30, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of forty three. He was involved in a traffic accident in November of 2016 and never completely recovered. He was born October 22, 1974 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in Lone Pine, Louisiana. Luke was a graduate of Bayou Chicot High School in Bayou Chicot, Louisiana and Belhaven University...
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Martha Eleanor Carter

May 10, 1929 - November 29, 2017

Martha Eleanor Carter, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Cape Coral, Florida. Born in Sarasota on May 10, 1929, she was the fourth child of Eva Parilee and Lewis Combs and was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Hardisty and brothers, Lewis and Thornton Combs. Martha is survived by her husband, Donald Edison Carter of Cape Coral; son, Donald Edison Carter, Jr. of Virginia...
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Bernard Joseph Tchinski

January 25, 1925 - November 29, 2017

Bernard Joseph Tchinski (Bernie, Daddy, and PopPipe), 92, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Born in Atlanta, GA on January 25, 1925 to Alexander Tchinski and Constance Britton Tchinski. He spent most of his life in Jacksonville, FL. He attended St. Paul's Catholic High School where he played football. At the age of 17, he joined the US Navy to...
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Dennis Joseph Pounder

August 26, 1932 - November 29, 2017

Dennis Joseph Pounder, Jr., "Denny", was born in Savannah, Georgia on 26 August 1932 to the late Dennis Joseph Sr. and Helene Marie Dennard. He had a long and distinguished career in the service. In addition to tours in Japan, Korea and Vietnam, he was stationed in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Georgia, Germany, South Carolina and Indiana. After serving for 37 years in the US Army, he retired in...
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Bernice Goode Scott

October 21, 1926 - November 25, 2017

Bernice G. "Bunny" Scott, age 91, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at The Village in Gainesville, Florida. Bunny was born Bernice Augusta Goode in Gainesville, Florida on October 21, 1926. She was the daughter of Loring Lucien Goode and Cordelia Crown Goode, who owned a dairy farm. Upon graduating from Gainesville High School, Bunny attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. After...
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Sarah Shine Miller

January 13, 1921 - November 24, 2017

Sarah Shine Miller, 96, passed away peacefully Friday November 24, 2017.She was a native of Jacksonville, born in the Riverside area and grew up in South Jacksonville. She was a graduate of Landon High School, class of 1939. Following graduation she served her country as a Navy Wave during WWII. It was in Pensacola, Florida where she met her "Chief", Jesse Wayne Miller. They married in 1946 and...
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Ragen Tamra Shapiro

November 12, 1973 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Mary Elizabeth Ellis

October 4, 1922 - November 21, 2017

Mary Mohler Ellis, 95, a resident of Montgomery, Texas and formerly a longtime Jacksonville resident passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017, after a brief illness. Mary M. Ellis was born October 4, 1922, in Plant City, Florida. She married her husband, Francis L. Ellis, on April 12, 1940. He preceded her death February 10, 1991. They were married almost 50 years. Mary, also known by her...
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Frances Mae Strickland

August 6, 1937 - November 21, 2017

Frances Mae Strickland, age 80, devoted mother and grandmother, passed away on November 21, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born on August 6, 1937 in Jacksonville to Francis and Phoebe Burch.Frances devoted her life to raising her 4 children, Ben Strickland (Mary) of Dallas, TX, Brian Strickland (Oksana), Beverly Pappas (Nick) and Brenda Patterson (Rick). She was a loving Mimi to Karen Keehn,...
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Eugene Rankin Montgomery, Jr.

August 5, 1970 - November 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Locklin Curry Close

April 10, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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James L. Harrison

January 2, 1926 - November 16, 2017

The Honorable James Lee Harrison, 91 past into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ on November 16, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents, Edward Bell Harrison and Marion Ames Harrison; and his only brother, Edward Bell Jr. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Katherine Revels Harrison of Green Cove Springs; and his children, Jim (Debi) and Barbara (Mike); five grandchildren and three great...
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Samuel F. Vecchiola

November 21, 1925 - November 16, 2017

Samuel Francis Vecchiola Jr., 91, passed away peacefully on the evening of November 16th, 2017, in his home in Jacksonville, Florida. Sam was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 21st, 1925 to Samuel Sr. and Mary (Palombo) Vecchiola. Sam graduated from Peabody High School in Pittsburgh. During World War II, Staff Sergeant Vecchiola served his country honorably and nobly as a gunner and...
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Lee Thames

July 22, 1932 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Charles S. Randall

October 25, 1961 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Hazel Lucille Lynch

July 23, 1931 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Helen Phillips Peak

April 26, 1928 - November 14, 2017

Helen Phillips Peak, 89, November 14, 2017, Jacksonville, Florida. Daughter of Rev. C.L. and Lucille Phillips, Helen grew up in Hinesville, Georgia. After attending Georgia State College for Women, Helen relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. There she worked for General Electric Company where she met the love of her life, George T. Peak. They were married in 1951, and they raised their family in...
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Elizabeth Pedrick DeAngelis

August 26, 1922 - November 13, 2017

On November 13, 2017 we lost a wonderful Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma. Elizabeth "Betty" King Pedrick DeAngelis was born on August 26, 1922, in Waycross, Georgia to Edna and James K. Pedrick. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother and sister-in law, Jimmy & Frances Pedrick, her beloved husband of 70 years, Archie A. DeAngelis in 2014, and their son, Michael A. DeAngelis in 2011. She...
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Mildred S. Jordan

June 9, 1923 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Jessie Lucille Colvin O'Neal

March 1, 1918 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Jessie Lucille O'Neal

March 1, 1918 - November 9, 2017

"The kiss of the sun for pardon/The song of the birds for mirth/One is nearer God's heart in a garden/Than anywhere else on earth."Lucy O'Neal, affectionately known by everyone as "Gonnie", went home to the Lord on November 9, 2017, after a brief illness. Lucy was born to George Pierce Curry Colvin and Jessie Lenetta McMichael Colvin in Thomson, Georgia on March 1, 1918, the 4th of their 7...
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Perry Chester Cohen

February 5, 1922 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Loyselle Weaver Barrs

January 12, 1937 - November 9, 2017

Loyselle Weaver Barrs passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 80. She is preceded in death by her husband, Julian W. Barrs and is survived by sons Julian W. (Wally) Barrs, Jr., Jeffery A. Barrs, three grandchildren (Joshua, Caleb and Juliana Elizabeth) and two great grand-children (Hayden and Nolan).Loyselle was employed by Western Auto and retired from...
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Lucille Burton Bisel

July 1, 1928 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Elizabeth Mary Bonner

April 7, 1920 - November 7, 2017

Elizabeth Brennan Bonner "Lil", passed away peacefully on November 7, 2017, at the age of 97. Born on April 7, 1920, Lil was a native of New Jersey and lived in Atlanta before moving to Jacksonville in 1953. She graduated from Kearny High School and began working at the General Electric Company. During this time, she was voted Miss General Electric. Lil was trained in voice by John Quinlan of...
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Maurine Houser Poole

September 11, 1922 - November 7, 2017

Maurine Claire Houser Poole, 95, died peacefully in the home she loved on the evening of Tuesday, November 7. Maurine was born Sept. 11, 1922 to the late Floyd M., Jr., and Claire P. Houser and was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and was married for 61 years to the late Merrell L. Poole. Their lives revolved around family, friends, neighbors and...
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Teresita Blanco Barber

August 12, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, Jacksonville, FL.
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Alice McCall Rogers

August 27, 1924 - November 6, 2017

Alice McCall Rogers, 93, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, in Jacksonville, FL. The first of 12 children, she was born August 27, 1924 in Darlington, SC, to Willie C. McCall and Lawson W. McCall (née Williams). After attending Mayo High School, she married James G. Rogers and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There she became a pharmacy clerk and later a massage therapist. Most of her...
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Herbert Thomas Monroe

October 6, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Herbert T. Monroe, age 83, passed away on November 5, 2017 at the McGraw Center for Caring Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on October 6, 1934 in Dorchester, Massachusetts to James and Frances Monroe. Herbert has been a resident of Jacksonville for twenty years and a former resident of Marco Island, Florida, originally coming from Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to retirement...
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