Obituaries 2/9/17

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Austin Edward Webb
Austin Edward Webb, 5, the light of our life, son of William and Desiree Webb of Green Springs, Florida, left the arms of his parents and went to the arms of Jesus on January 29, 2017.
He was born on August 24, 2011. He is survived by Arora, his sister, and Logan, his brother, and Ed and Janet Hayes and Tommy and Charlotte Webb, his grandparents.
We will celebrate his life at Hibernia Baptist Church, 7100 US 17, Fleming Island, FL, on Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 AM.

Sandra M. Wolf
Sandra M. Wolf, 76, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away February 2, 2017. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Brpadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Syble A. Medlock
Syble A. Medlock, 93, of Orange Park, FL, passed away Feb. 3, 2017. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Judith A. Hill
Judith A. Hill passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Josephine Gordon Wiggins
Josephine Gordon Wiggins, 86, of Middleburg, FL, passed away Feb. 6, 2017. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Johnny Winchester
Johnny Winchester, 62, of Jacksonville, FL is now safe and at peace in the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior.
Johnny passed away on February 1, 2017. He was born on January 24, 1955 in Jacksonville, FL. Johnny was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. Johnny was kind hearted and compassionate. He loved animals, and many a stray found a home with him. He had a special spot in his heart for those who were down on their luck or in need of help. He was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick Winchester; step-father, J.P. Hall, Jr., and his brother, Lindsay Hall Winchester. Survivors include his mother, Sue Hall; sisters, Cindy Hall Schmitzer (Ed), Virginia Hall (Mark Scruby); brothers, Lyman Hall and John P. Hall, III; aunt and uncle, Dottie and Jack Cloud and many cousins and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, February 4, 2017 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Chaplain Doug Matyi officiating. The family received friends from 2:00 pm until service time. Interment followed in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Rosemary Nighswander
Rosemary Nighswander, 95, long time resident of Green Cove Springs went to be with her Lord on January 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years Paul and cherished grandson Jeremy Nighswander. Rosemary is survived by her three remarkable sons, Frank (Pat) Nighswander, Tom (Sharon) Nighswander, and Dewayne (Addie) Nighswander and Grandsons; Andy, Matt, Jeff, and Tom Nighswander. Ma whom she cherished. Rosemary was known as “Grams” by many whom she cared for over the years. Her favorite hobbies were volunteering, flower gardening, spending time with family and friends, her church, and her treasured dogs. She is greatly appreciated for all she gave and did for family and friends. We miss and love you Mommy/Grams. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 15th at 12:00 Hickory Grove Cemetery 1873-1891 Highway 16, Green Cove Springs, Florida. Pastor Stanley Wade Sr. officiating

Christina Gyrion
Christina Gyrion, 66, suddenly passed away of natural causes on January 26, 2017. She and her husband were in Tampa celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Up until her very final moments, she was in great spirits while engaging in one of her favorite pastimes at the Hard Rock Cafe. She leaves behind her husband of forty years, Virgil Lee Gyrion; her daughter, Sylvia Florence Gyrion; and her beloved dog, Brody.
In addition to immediate family, she is survived by six siblings, countless cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws, most of whom do not live locally.
Christina was born and raised in Crete, Greece, and had lived in the Jacksonville area since moving here with her husband and young daughter in the early 80s.
Christina took immense pride in taking care of her home, garden, and those whom she loved. An extremely passionate and charismatic woman, she maintained many of the traditions of her Greek heritage. Christina was an intensely compassionate, sincerely empathetic woman with a generous heart. These characteristics were displayed in her hobbies, interests, and interactions with others. Christina went out of her way to give to those in need, often bringing food and giving money to homeless individuals whom she encountered.
A woman with a great sense of humor, her laughter was hearty and infectious, captivating those around her. An enthusiastic and talented cook, Christina relished in sharing the meals she prepared with others, and emphatically savored her favorite foods. Christina also derived pleasure in playing the lottery and sometimes indulged in playing slot machines.
She possessed a genuine fondness and appreciation for all animals and was very delighted by hummingbirds. Christina also loved plants and flowers, and particularly favored roses. An energetic woman, she enjoyed going for walks, especially with her current and previous canine companions. Christina enjoyed reading, and was fascinated by historical fiction and ancient civilizations. A passionate woman who was deeply moved by music that she enjoyed, she sang and danced her heart out. Her spunky charm, loving heart, and enthusiastic spirit will be dearly missed.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Jacksonville National Cemetery Jacksonville, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Safe Animal Shelter, 2913 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068, (904) 375-9122.
Donations can be made by mail or by phone. Please note “In memory of Christina Gyrion” on checks or when calling in. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, (904) 264-1233, is serving the family.

Hope Williamson
Hope Williamson, 45, of Green Cove Springs passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at UF Health Shands in Gainesville following an extended illness. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Living Waters Worship Center in Green Cove Springs with Pastors Joe Barrie and Ted Rodda, Jr. officiating. Calling hours are 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to Living Waters Worship Center, 1104 Idlewild Ave, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 or The Hope Williamson Go Fund Me Account on Facebook. Messages of sympathy may be expressed on her online guest book at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

James R. “Jimmy” Latham
James R. “Jimmy” Latham, 71, of Satsuma passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home following an extended illness.
Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements. 386-325-4564

Charles McGlothlin
Charles McGlothlin passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Herman Greenewalt
Herman Greenewalt, 95, of Orange Park, FL, passed away February 6, 2017. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Marcus Chisolm
Marcus Chisolm, 76, of Green Cove Springs passed away February 4, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720.

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