Our Obituaries

Annette Marie Rose Bizier

December 5, 1934 - January 29, 2018


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Samuel Elias Evans

April 23, 1933 - January 29, 2018


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Phillip Cay

December 19, 1935 - January 25, 2018


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Shirley Ann Langford Welch

September 20, 1939 - January 25, 2018

Shirley Langford Welch, age 78, of Jacksonville, passed away on January 25, 2018, at her home. She was born September 20, 1939, in Jasper, FL to Rheaumie and Collis Langford. She graduated from Paxon High School and worked for Southern Bell for 35 years. Upon her retirement, Shirley lovingly took care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a long-term member of the Masonic Lodge...
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Charles Marvin Humber

October 21, 1951 - January 25, 2018


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Martha M. Vest

August 25, 1928 - January 25, 2018


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Calvin Benton Duncan

July 16, 1925 - January 24, 2018


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James Alfred Phillips

May 11, 1932 - January 23, 2018

James A Phillips went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 23, 2018. He was born on May 11, 1932 in Oneida, TN to the late Dr. Pitney Phillips and Opal Strunk. Jim proudly served his country as a volunteer in the Korean War. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech Univ. Jim was predeceased by his wife Madeline. He is survived by his wife Karen, son Chris (Wendy), grandson...
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Vance C. Butler

September 14, 1917 - January 23, 2018

Vance C. Butler Sr., 100, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Orange Park, FL at his residence under NE FL Community Hospice. He was born September 14, 1917 to Carl and Ruby Butler in McRae, GA. Vance was a WWII veteran in the United States Army/Air Force. He loved gardening, fishing, flirting in the grocery store and spending time with his family. Vance was also a Grand Master Mason for...
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Sarah Nash Revord

January 22, 1922 - January 22, 2018

Sarah Revord, 96, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 due to a long illness. She was born on January 22, 1922 in Comer, Georgia. Sarah retired from Travelers Insurance as a secretary. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Starke and prior to that Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. She was the secretary and treasurer and served on many committees. She is survived...
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Edward Eugene Lindsey

July 15, 1962 - January 21, 2018

Edward Eugene Lindsey, age 55, passed away on January 21, 2018. Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Barb Lindsey; son, Eric Lindsey; daughter, Candi Lindsey (Oscar Mendoza); grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Alex and Alexis; and parents, Russell and Blanche Boggs. A memorial service will be held for Ed at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard, on...
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John William Kelly

October 19, 1927 - January 21, 2018

John William Kelly, 90, born October 19, 1927, died at home in Jacksonville, Florida on January 21, 2018.John joined the United States Marine Corp at 17, during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1948. After his military service John married Marjorie Reed. John worked in the automotive transportation industry as an executive for 40 years. During this period of time his job moved his family to...
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Betty Lou Russell

June 24, 1941 - January 18, 2018

Betty Lou Hopson Russell, 76, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Orange Park, FL. She was born June 24, 1941 to Thomas and Addie Hopson in Dunn, NC. Betty loved to do gardening, crochet, sew and play bingo. She had a huge heart and enjoyed helping people as much as she could. Betty attended her church on a regular basis and was involved with many things there. She is preceded in death by...
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Dorothy Jean Cooper

November 8, 1930 - January 18, 2018

Dorothy Jean Cooper, age 87, passed away January 18, 2018 at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, FL. For approximately 20 years she was a school bus driver for the Duval County School System. She was actively involved in square dancing in the local community and frequently participated in competition as well as training. Dorothy loved to travel, often visiting friends, relatives and grandchildren,...
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Walter Ray Schirbock

July 4, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Walter Ray Schirbock, 86, slipped away quietly early Thursday morning of January 18th. He was born July 4, 1931, in Jacksonville, FL. After graduating from the Jacksonville School of Technology in 1948, Walter enlisted and served with honor in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. While stationed in Misawa Japan, he was assigned to Flight "C" 3rd Air Rescue Squadron...
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Ralph Joseph Thieman

June 16, 1932 - January 17, 2018

Ralph Thieman Jr., 85, passed away peacefully in his home, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was born June 16, 1932 in Quincy, Illinois, to Ralph and Virginia (Kohl) Thieman. Ralph was a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School and the University of Illinois. He served in the Navy, 2 years active duty and 4 years in the reserves. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver...
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Henry George Wallis

June 7, 1933 - January 15, 2018

Mr. Henry G. Wallis, Jr. passed away January 15, 2018. He was born June 7, 1933 in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Wallis served in the US Army from 1953 through 1955. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He then attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.Mr. Wallis retired from Standard Oil/Chevron after 26 years of service and also retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's...
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Louann Yirak

February 14, 1924 - January 15, 2018

Louann Dingeldein Yirak, age 93, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born on Valentine's Day in Springfield, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl H. and Mary Gaughan Dingeldein; brother, Carl H. Dingeldein Jr.; sister-in-law, Marion Welch Dingeldein; infant son, Dennis Yirak; daughter, Carol Sparer (Richard); and grandson, Patrick Sparer. She is...
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Harris S. Mitchell

January 1, 1933 - January 15, 2018

Harris Stanley Mitchell, 85, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born January 1, 1933 to Dillard and Donia Mitchell in Alma, GA. Harris worked at Parkhill & Goodloe for over 45 years. He loved to go fishing as well as working in his yard. Harris is preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his son Ralph, his brothers Gordon, Guy, Donald, sisters Emma and Audrey. He is...
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Gregoria Torres Bagsic

May 9, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Gregoria (Gloria) Torres Bagsic, age 87, passed away on January 14, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Gregoria was born on May 9, 1930 in Pampanga, Philippines. She was the second eldest of eight siblings. She was married to Loreto Bagsic, and migrated to the United States in 1979. She will be remembered as a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), her good cooking, infectious smile,...
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Ormond Lee Tennison

December 22, 1952 - January 13, 2018

Ormond Lee Tennison, age 65, passed away January 13, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Ormond was born on December 22, 1952 in Jacksonville to Jim and Myrtice Tennison. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Ormond will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Ormond is survived by his sons Freddy Tennison (Tiffany) and Charles Mathis (Michele); his daughters...
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Katherine Leach Zimmerman

July 30, 1935 - January 13, 2018

Katherine Leach Zimmerman passed away on January 13, 2018, at Quality Health Nursing Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida. She was 82 years young. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother & friend. Before her life with Alzheimer's began, she spent her days cooking for her loved ones, tending to her flowers & visiting with friends & neighbors. She is predeceased by her husband, Leon Zimmerman;...
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Vincent de Paul Denny

June 26, 1936 - January 13, 2018

Vincent de Paul Denny Jr., 81, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born June 26, 1936 to Vincent and Amelia Denny in New York, NY. His favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. Vinny trained racing pigeons and was a member of the Greater American Jacksonville Pigeon Club from 1960-2012. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Mary Frances Denny, children Cris...
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John Robert Vynanek

October 22, 1951 - January 12, 2018

John R. Vynanek, age 66, passed away January 12, 2018. John was a Chicago native, United States Navy veteran, and a graduate of the University of Texas, Arlington BSN program. He was a registered nurse in medical facilities in the Jacksonville area. John was a quiet, gentle man, who loved his family and animals, and volunteered as a dog walker in retirement. John is preceded in death by his...
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Christy Gallion Stump

July 26, 1973 - January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Peggy Ann Forrest

July 22, 1928 - January 12, 2018

Peggy Ann Forrest, age 89, passed away on January 12, 2018. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Eugene Forrest. Peggy is survived by her sons: Richard (Debra) Forrest and Russell (Judy) Forrest; sister: Shirley (C. Eugene) Mullis, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and her beloved nieces and nephews. Peggy was President of the Flagler County Home Builders...
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Jesse Vernon Hamner

May 13, 1938 - January 12, 2018

Jesse Vernon Hamner, Sr., age 79, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on January 12, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Pearson, Georgia on May 13, 1938 to Claude Deen and Ollie Mae Hamner. Vernon was a longtime resident of Jacksonville and was the owner of Hammer Construction of Jax., Inc. He was a member of Whitehouse Baptist Church. Vernon was a man of strong faith,...
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Ralph Donald Perry

January 23, 1951 - January 12, 2018


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Beverly Dianne Griffith

January 16, 1950 - January 11, 2018

Beverly Barlow Griffith, age 67, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with ovarian cancer, on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Community Hospice McGraw Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Beverly was born on January 16, 1950, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Harry and Azelia Barlow. In 1957, they moved to Jacksonville, where they resided the rest of their lives. She graduated with honors in 1968...
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Beverly Dianne Griffith

January 16, 1950 - January 11, 2018


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Fonella Skinner Mercier

February 27, 1913 - January 10, 2018

Our dear mother, grandmother, and nanny went to join her heavenly Father on Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018. Fonella Whittington Skinner Mercier was born February 27, 1913 in Stockton, Georgia to Jeff Whittington and Lilly Westberry Whittington. She had three sisters Ethel Whittington Henderson, Lillian Whittington Corbitt, and Onice Whittington Johnson. In 1931 she married Claude B....
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Carolyn L. Dedmon

November 18, 1941 - January 10, 2018

Carolyn L. Dedmon, 76, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born November 18, 1941 to William and Opal Robinson in Catawba, SC. Carolyn loved going to the beach and sticking her toes in the sand. She also enjoyed going to her church and collecting angels but her passion was spending time with her family. Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years...
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Jon Schmatz

December 7, 1924 - January 10, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Margaret Miller Rhodes

March 6, 1938 - January 9, 2018


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Leila Elizabeth Pais

June 6, 1918 - January 9, 2018

Leila Elizabeth Pais, 99 years of age, passed away on January 9, 2018. She was born on June 6, 1918 in Buffalo, New York to Elizabeth Bostwick and Harry Hudson. She had been a longtime resident of Jacksonville, FL. She succumbed to lengthy illness of Alzheimer's and passed away in her Westside home surrounded by her loving family. Preceding her in death is her husband of 64 years, Master...
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Ralph James Malphurs

May 29, 1956 - January 7, 2018

On January 7th, 2018 God called home one of his own, Ralph James Malphurs, Jr. He was bold, lovable and an avid Gator fan. He had a selfless love for animals and loved his family with an undeniable kind of love. Those that knew him as more than just an acquaintance knew that he was the type of man that would make your father blush with the dirtiest joke just to make you laugh. He loved fishing...
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Faye M. Armes

July 16, 1927 - January 4, 2018

Our dear mother, Faye Armes, passed away January 4, 2018, at the age of 90. Born Eunice Faye Murray on July 16, 1927 to A. E. and Emma Murray, Faye was a native of Jacksonville and attended Fishweir Elementary, John Gorrie Junior High, and graduated from Lee High School. She met and married the love of her life, Pete Armes, in 1947 and together they raised two children, Bruce and Cheryl. Faye...
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Sheryl Donette Ward

May 20, 1940 - January 2, 2018

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Sheryl Donette Ward

May 20, 1940 - January 2, 2018

Sheryl Donette Zeller Ward, 77, passed away January 2, 2018. Born in Troy, Ohio, to the late Cora Hokey Zeller and Howard Aaron Zeller. Sheryl was a longtime resident of Jacksonville, a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, and a devoted mother and grandmother. She graduated from Troy High School in 1958 and from Springfield School of Nursing in 1961. Sheryl served as a LTJG in the United...
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Kathryn Marie Gorman

May 16, 1923 - January 1, 2018

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Amy Michelle Nipper

March 1, 1974 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Vicente Eduardo Maestre

March 28, 1918 - December 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Marguerite MONTALTO

August 23, 1930 - December 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Jimmy Lee Gibson

April 8, 1943 - December 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Vicente Eduardo Maestre

March 28, 1918 - December 30, 2017

VICENTE EDUARDO MAESTRE (Vince), age 99, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, 12/30/17. Vince was born in Corozal, District of Belize, British Honduras on March 28, 1918 to Vicente Maestre and Eulogia Arguelles Maestre. He owned and operated V & E Automotive on Cassat Avenue with his son Eddie. He was a top-notch mechanic specializing in the repair of foreign and domestic cars....
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Jimmy Lee Gibson

April 8, 1943 - December 30, 2017

Jimmy Lee Gibson, 74, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born April 8, 1943 to Carl and Lula Gibson in Three Forks, WV. Jimmy loved to fish, camp and spend time outdoors. He especially loved horses and spent time training them when he was younger. Jimmy spent a lot of time with his family and loved going on cruises with all of his family. He is survived by his...
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Marguerite Lillian Montalto

August 23, 1930 - December 30, 2017

Marguerite "Ritie" Lillian Montalto, 87 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on December 30, 2017. Marguerite was born August 23, 1930 in Jacksonville, FL to Leighton and Marguerite Millan. She lived in Jacksonville, FL her entire life and her favorite pastime was spent loving and nurturing her family. Marguerite was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas Demetrio Montalto...
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Ruby Whisnat Duncan

August 16, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Blanche Arlene McKay

November 27, 1927 - December 29, 2017

Funeral services for Blanche Arlene Wheeler McKay, a resident of Jacksonville, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6th at Lakeshore Church of Christ, 1796 Old Middleburg Rd N, Jacksonville. Burial will be at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, following the service. Visitation for family and friends is from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 5th at Hardage-Giddens...
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Ruby W. Duncan

August 16, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Ruby W. Duncan, age 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 29, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Ruby was a devout Christian and one of the original members of Terry Parker Baptist Church. Ruby was married to Ben her husband and best friend for 63 years and happiest when surrounded by her family. She was loving, caring, selfless, and always helping others. Ruby is survived...
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Norma Louise Horne

August 9, 1939 - December 28, 2017

Norma Louise Horne, age 78, passed away on December 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Norma was born on August 9, 1939 in West Palm Beach, Florida to Norman and Hazel Singletary. She worked for and retired from Grimes Distribution after 28 years of service. Norma was a longtime member since 1980 of Westside Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. ...
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James Edward Harmon

November 18, 1940 - December 26, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Joshua Lee Christenson

May 17, 1985 - December 26, 2017

Joshua Lee Christenson, 32, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away December 26, 2017. He was an amazing husband and father to 3 beautiful ladies; Becca, his wife, Anya his older daughter, and Nova his "Mini-Me." They were the highlights of his life.He was also a Sailor and very proud to be an Aviation Ordinanceman. He served 14 years at NAS-JAX. This did include several deployments that took...
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James Horace Morlan McLean

January 23, 1935 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Dorothy Jane Wright

July 8, 1936 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Patricia Ann Vaden

September 20, 1944 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Barbara Annette Osborne Bradshaw

October 14, 1937 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Florence F. Bakheet

June 11, 1947 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Yvonne Marie Stallings

April 1, 1944 - December 23, 2017

Yvonne Marie Stallings, age 73, passed away on December 23, 2017. Yvonne is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Lynwood A. Stallings Jr., her son, Christopher Stallings, and her sister, Suzanne Pear (David). She was a member of Northside Fellowship Church of the Nazarene. Yvonne was an educator at FSCJ for 23 1/2 years. She also attended Jacksonville Theological Seminary and loved to...
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Wanda Greene Overstreet

January 19, 1948 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Marcella Daleen Bishop

January 14, 1952 - December 22, 2017

Daleen Wallace Bishop, 65 left this earthly life and entered the embrace of her Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, FL.Daleen graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1970, she was a banker by profession for more than 38 years starting with the American National Bank in Jacksonville, FL until its closing, then First Union/Wachovia...
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Tommy Lee Houston

December 21, 1959 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Lester Franklin Smith

January 7, 1954 - December 20, 2017

Lester Franklin Smith, 63, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on December 20, 2017, after several years of major health issues. He has lived in his home for the past 38 years. Lester was born on January 7, 1954, in Lawton, Oklahoma. As a child Lester and his family lived in Wilmington, NC. In 1960 his family relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. He is the only son of Milford...
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Christine Marie Fisher

February 3, 1978 - December 19, 2017

Chris M. Fisher, 39, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born February 3, 1978 to Brad and Cheryl Fisher. She loved playing darts and was involved in many dart competitions. Chris also enjoyed going to the beach, camping, fishing as well as spending time with her family. She is survived by her wife of a year and a half Heather Witek, her dad Brad (Shirley) Fisher,...
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Merle Grant English

December 6, 1920 - December 18, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Robert Todd Hargrove

September 21, 1966 - December 18, 2017

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Merle Grant English

December 6, 1920 - December 18, 2017

Merle Grant English, 97, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 18, 2017. Merle was born December 6, 1920 in Ocala, Florida and graduated in the Ocala High School Class of 1938. She worked for the Marion County School Superintendent from 1938 until 1941. She married Early Vern English of Byron, Georgia in Live Oak, Florida on March 9, 1941, and they moved to Jacksonville in...
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Robert Bernard Bassett

September 12, 1950 - December 18, 2017

Robert Bernard Bassett was born September 12, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL. He died peacefully at home from natural causes on December 18, 2017. Predeceased by his parents, Robert Bassett(8/8/17) and Kitty Bassett(1/15/06) and daughter, Holly Williams(12/9/17). Known to friends and family as Bobby, he held a lifelong devotion to his family. He was a skilled guitarist whose ministry of music...
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Robert Todd Hargrove

September 21, 1966 - December 18, 2017

Robert Todd Hargrove went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 18, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Robert was employed in fraud investigation banking, and served as music director for Beverly Hills Baptist, Oak Grove Baptist, Gloryland Baptist, and currently at West Park Baptist Church. He was involved in nursing home ministries, and was loved by many for his many talents. Robert was...
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Barbara Jewel Tillman

November 27, 1937 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Andrew David Champion

December 14, 1935 - December 15, 2017

Andrew David Champion, age 82, passed away on December 15, 2017. Andrew was born on December 14, 1935 in Hartford, Alabama to Burt and Ruth Champion. He worked for the United States Postal Service, and also proudly served his country in the United States Army. Andrew enjoyed fishing and also enjoyed tending to his many fruit trees. Andrew was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He...
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Bobby Lee Edmondson

March 19, 1951 - December 13, 2017

Bobby Lee Edmondson, 66, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, passed away December 13, 2017. He was a 1970 graduate of Paxon. He is preceded in death by "Blackie" Thomas Edmondson, Tina Ann and Reba Starling. Bobby Lee is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy; son, Gator; daughters, Missy (Arthur) and Diane (Stephen); 2 grandsons, Ryan and Brock; 2 granddaughters, Nikki and Rachael; loving...
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Julian W. Cox

December 16, 1927 - December 12, 2017

Julian William "Jukey" Cox, Jr., age 89, passed away peacefully December 12, 2017 in Orange Park, Florida. A life long resident of Jacksonville, Jukey was born on December 16, 1927 to Julian William Cox, Sr. and Emma Lee Cox. Jukey proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. After serving with the United States Navy, he pursued a career in business, achieving a...
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Robert Lee Hewett

March 17, 1930 - December 12, 2017

Robert Lee Hewett, age 87, passed away on December 12, 2017. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Virginia B. Hewett. Robert is survived by his sons Rick (Rhonda) Hewett and Ronnie Hewett; and his grandchildren Kayla, Kasey, Colby and Colin. Family will receive friends from 10 am - 11am on Saturday, December 16, funeral services will begin at 11am. Burial will be at Tustenuggee Methodist...
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Raymond Ralph Copeland

March 21, 1943 - December 12, 2017

Raymond Ralph Copeland Jr., owner of Copeland Welding and Muffler Shop, age 74, passed away on December 12, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Dot Copeland. Survivors include his children: Randy (Allyson) Copeland and Deenee (Jim) Logston; grandchildren: Tara, Hunter (Robert) and Rayanne; and companion Dee Scott. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 15 from 11...
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Emmett Presley Prevatt

January 27, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Claudia C. Dubberly

July 19, 1937 - December 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Edward W. Spears

January 2, 1936 - December 11, 2017

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Barry Lee Bennett

October 9, 1946 - December 11, 2017

Barry Lee Bennett, age 71, passed away December 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Barry was born on October 9, 1946 in Dixon, Illinois to Arthur and Nora Bennett. Barry served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He also had a passion for golf and motorcycles. Barry will be remembered as a man who loved his family and loved his country. He was a loving husband, father,...
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Ellen L. TRYON

January 6, 1926 - December 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Norman Wayne McLelland

March 17, 1930 - December 10, 2017

Norman McLelland, age 87, passed away December 10, 2017. Norman was born on March 17, 1930 in Eustis, Florida. Norman proudly served his country and retired from the United States Navy. He operated Pat and Mike's Restaurant for many years on Jacksonville's west side. Norman attended North Jacksonville Baptist Church, where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a loving...
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Holly Marie Williams

April 28, 1971 - December 9, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Holly Marie Williams

April 28, 1971 - December 9, 2017

Holly M. Williams finished her long battle with cancer on December 9, 2017. She Never Quit! Holly was a true native of Jacksonville and graduated from Stanton College Preparatory School. She worked as a Youth Minister for various local churches, and most recently worked at Riverside Presbyterian Day School in the afternoon program. She was a talented singer and enjoyed leading praise and worship;...
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John Andrew McLeod

June 2, 1952 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Tina Marie Smith

July 24, 1967 - December 8, 2017

Tina Marie Smith passed away on December 8, 2017. She was born to Ernest Edgar Terry and Catherine Charlotte Terry on July 24, 1967. She was a resident of Jacksonville, Florida. She is survived by her lifelong partner of 17 years John Myers, her sister Teresa Mae Cabrera, brothers Ernest Edgar Terry III, Gregory S. Terry Sr., and sister Melissa Ann Rodriguez. Five Children, Son, Robert A. Terry...
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Justin Gavin Trisch

April 8, 1985 - December 8, 2017

Ssgt. (ret) Justin Gavin Trisch, passed away in his sleep December 8, 2017. He fought and played hard. His Army brothers and sisters were a great comfort to him and he loved them all dearly. Justin is survived by his 5 year old daughter Crystal Anna Trisch; his mother Ginger Trisch; his father and other mother Jake and Cynthia Trisch; his sisters Christin Bius, Ciera Etter and Catherine Trisch;...
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Michael Terrence Paugh

July 14, 1953 - December 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Junior Collins

April 21, 1945 - December 6, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Junior Collins

April 21, 1945 - December 6, 2017

Junior Collins, age 72, passed away December 6, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Junior was born on April 21, 1945 to J.C. and Anna Mae Collins. He is survived by his loving wife Diane; his son Junior L. Collins (Vicki); his daughter Laura M. Rush; three granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and extended family members. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m....
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James Edward Murdaugh

October 29, 1929 - December 4, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Riverside Memorial Park.
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Elizabeth R. Weldon

September 7, 1928 - December 4, 2017

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James E. Murdaugh

October 29, 1929 - December 4, 2017

James E. Murdaugh Sr., 88, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born October 29, 1929 to Cornelious and Irene Murdaugh in Yemassee, SC. James served in the Korean Conflict a section leader of the 2nd Bridge Platoon in the United States Army. He proudly served his country. In 1954 he moved to Jacksonville and worked as a trim carpenter. He loved hunting, fishing and...
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Betty R. Weldon

September 7, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.
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Harold Hurst Poole

February 24, 1950 - December 3, 2017

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George Peter Pope

July 31, 1928 - December 3, 2017

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George Peter Pope

July 31, 1928 - December 3, 2017

George Peter Pope, "Papo" was born July 31, 1928 and passed away peacefully Sunday December 3, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. George was a WWII veteran and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a printer for Independent Life and Gulf Life. George served at Promiseland Baptist Church with Tommy Mallard working with children...
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Paul Edward Runkles

April 3, 1985 - December 1, 2017

Paul E. Runkles, 32, passed away on December 1, 2017. He was born to Kenneth D. Runkles and Gale L. Hamwey on April 3, 1985 in Jacksonville, FL Paul loved Florida State football, skating, fishing, Xbox, motorcycles, car bass stereos, swimming with his kids, and spending time with family and friends.He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Kevin L. Hamwey. He is survived by his wife of 11 years,...
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Megan Elizabeth Besser

July 7, 1994 - November 30, 2017

Megan Elizabeth Besser went to be with her Lord on November 30, 2017. She was 23 years old from Jacksonville, Florida. Megan was the loving mother of Ryleigh Elizabeth Moore; beloved partner of Pete Blackley; beloved daughter of Deanna and Dennis Wilson, David Besser and Mary Dugan; irreplaceable sister of Micheal, Katrina, Stephanie, Madison, David, Cynthia, Ciera, Justin and JD; and cherished...
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Jimmy Franklin Parrish

March 28, 1938 - November 29, 2017

Jimmy Franklin Parrish, age 79, passed away on November 29, 2017. Jimmy retired as a Civil Service Manager at Cecil Field Commissary. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Georgia Bulldog fan. Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, Henry Parrish and mother, Ruby Snellgrove. He is survived by his wife Linda Parrish; son, Mike Parrish; daughter, Renee Parrish-Moorefield; sisters, Rachel, Ruth,...
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Dorothy Mae Cardin

March 2, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Dorothy Cardin, age 94, passed away on November 29, 2017 in Orange Park Florida. Dorothy was born on March 2, 1923 to Doc and Lillie Harris. She attended Island View Baptist Church of Orange Park. Dorothy was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Floyd G. Cardin, and...
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