Obituaries 12/6/18

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James Edward Keebler
James Edward Keebler age 64, of Jacksonville formally of Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Green Cove Springs. He was born to the late Earl and Evelyn “Brose” Keebler on April 20, 1954 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. James retired from Armstrong Flooring in Pennsylvania before moving to Jacksonville to be closer to his family. He loved circuses, the Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota, model trains, fishing, and black and white movies.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Victoria Lee Sanders; and his wife, Emily Keebler. Survivors include his daughter, Jaime (Jack) Sanders; grandchildren, Jacob Sanders, Monique Sanders, Kristen Sanders, and Victoria Sanders; and one great-grandchild, Dexter Sanders-Wolfson. Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home with Reverend Ronnie Surrency officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696.
www.helmgallagherfh.com


Richard William Mountain
Richard William Mountain, 59, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Rick was born in Atlanta, Ga. on August 5, 1959. He graduated from Morrow High School in Atlanta, Ga., and Georgia State University. He worked for Hormel Foods, Georgia-Pacific Corporation (where he met his wife, Elizabeth, of 26 years) and, most recently, for Penney Retirement Community. He lived in Fleming Island for the last 22 years.
Rick enjoyed boating, riding motorcycles, going on cruises, playing cards, and spending time with his family both here and in Atlanta. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves.
Rick was known for his kindness and patience and was the Information Technology Manager for Georgia Pacific as well as the family IT guru for both his parents and in-laws and the Penney Retirement Community in Penney Farms, Fla.
Rick was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Dean Mountain, and his mother, Anna Penland Mountain. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth O’Brien Mountain; daughter Emily Middelton Mountain; son, Henry O’Brien Mountain; father, William Russell Mountain; twin sister, Vickie Mountain Kierbow; and nieces and nephews: Weslee Mountain Washington, William Matthew Kierbow, Amanda Jane Kierbow, Katie Kierbow Owens, and Matthew Thomas Kisil. A Memorial Service at Jacksonville Memory Gardens will be held February 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. with a reception following at the Mountain residence.


 Jack Green
Jack Green, 67, of Orange Park, Fla. passed away November 27, 2018. He was born on January 12, 1951 in Jacksonville, Fla. to parents Theodore and Alma (Burris) Green. Mr. Green had worked as a truck driver and in his free time enjoyed going to antique car shows and flea markets. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Green; children, Jackie Green (Angela), Jamie Green (Angie), Joey Green, Johnathan Green, Scotty Green, Cybil Linhart (Danny), Tammy Brooks (James), Josh Perry (Tina), Dwayne Green and April Mears (Brandon); brothers, Allen Green (Lola) and David Green; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 at Peoria Cemetery, Orange Park, Fla.


Audrey H. Smith
Audrey H Smith, 100, passed away November 30, 2018. She was born November 2, 1918, in Providence, Rhode Island. She is survived by daughter Bonilyn Craven of Traverse City Michigan and son Gerald Smith of Middleburg Fla.; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Herbert. Audrey moved to Middleburg with Herb in 1994 and has become a much loved and valued member of Middleburg United Methodist Church where she just celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded my friends and family.
Burial will be at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory - 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island, next Herbert Smith. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, www.communityhospice.com,
Arrangements are under the care of Hardage Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd. Middleburg, FL 32068. We invite you to leave words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com

Michael Wayne Smith
With deep sorrow, the family announces Michael Wayne Smith, 54. of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away on Thurs. Nov. 8, 2018. He was born Jan. 9, 1964 to Kenneth Lee and Wilma Jolean Church Smith Sr. He is survived and remembered by his brothers Johnny, Carl R., Kenneth L. Smith Jr and sister Sharon (Puhl) Smith. Daughters Amanda Kuhrt (29) Leanna Smith (19). Former wife, Terri Smith. Grandchildren Jonathan L. Kuhrt Jr (12), Robert Kuhrt (11), Amaria(3), and Haven Smith(1).
Michael Smith (Smitty) was cremated per his wishes on Fri. Nov. 30.
The memorial services will be held at Black Pond Baptist Church 3644 Old Jennings Rd. Middleburg Fla. On Fri. Dec. 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. with Rev. Charlie Hunt officiating.  Those who so desire may make donations by visiting the website @gofundme.com.

Helen Jeanette Ephrem
Helen Jeanette Ephrem 77, of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away November 28, 2018
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com
Rufus R. Surles, Jr.
passed away on November 25, 2018. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home,
529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Dorothy Roberta Jensen
Dorothy Roberta Jensen, 91,
of Middleburg, Fla., passed away November 29, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Donald McElroy Henning

Donald McElroy Henning, 91, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away December 2, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Dowd M. Kieslich
Dowd M. Kieslich, 56, of Orange Park, FL, passed away December 1, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Douglas Hubert Ruth
Douglas Hubert Ruth, 86, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away December 1, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Mavis Allen Dobson
Mavis Allen Dobson, 88, of Fleming Island, Fla., passed away December 2, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


Major, US Army Ret. Howard R. Alford

Major, US Army Ret. Howard R. Alford, 86, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away November 30, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home,  501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Barbara Cole Chapman
Barbara Cole Chapman, 66,
of St. Marys, Ga., passed away December 1, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000


William ‘Bill’ Powell, Sr
William “Bill” Powell, Sr., 81,
of Middleburg, FL, passed away December 4, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

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