Obituaries 3/9/17

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Juanita Chesser Suttle
Juanita Chesser Suttle, a quiet spirit whose positive outlook on life was reflected in her beautiful smile, passed from her life on this earth on December 4, 2016 in Clemmons, North Carolina.
She was born on August 20, 1930 in Green Cove Springs, Florida, to Fred and Edna Chesser, and graduated from Clay High School in 1949. While still in high school, she met the love of her life, Alvin Suttle, on a blind date at Spring Park. They married in 1950, making their home and raising their family in Green Cove Springs. Juanita and Al were married for 35 years, until he passed away in 1985.
Juanita was very proud of her career at Clay High School, beginning just after her graduation when she first served as an office assistant, and ending in 1981 as the school bookkeeper. She instilled a love of learning in her children, and provided an environment of nurture and support in their early years which contributed to their success later in life.
Her grandchildren, Will and Alison, fondly recall their trips to Grandmommy’s house where they chased lizards, baked oatmeal cookies, walked to the St. Johns River, and listened to the train whistles at night in bed. She took them fishing in the river, gutted and cleaned their catch on the back patio, and fried up the fish along with the best hushpuppies in the world.
Juanita is survived by her two children, Marc Suttle (Lara) and Wanda Duncan, two grandchildren, Alison Duncan Salomon (Becky) and Will Duncan, and three siblings, Gerry Suttle (John), Betty Ottinger and Melvin Chesser. She is preceded in death by her husband Alvin Suttle, and four siblings - Doris, Dorothy, Earl, and Fred.
The family would like to express its deep appreciation for the care given to Juanita by Barbara Hattabaugh and Kathy Chapman Allen (both of Green Cove Springs) and the staff at Trinity Elms Assisted Living in Clemmons, N.C.
All friends and family are cordially invited to a family visitation and reception on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3 - 5 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 500 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Juanita’s memory to her alma mater: The Clay High School Scholarship Fund, in care of the Village Improvement Association of Green Cove Springs, P.O. Box 1448, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043.

Rev. Ralph Adam Jones Jr.
Rev. Ralph Adam Jones, Jr., 91, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., entered eternal glory on February 28, 2017 while residing at Diamond Assisted Living Facility under the care of Community Hospice.
He was born on June 20, 1925 in Lawrence County, IL to parents Ralph A. Jones and Mildred Eloise C. Jones. Rev. Jones was a veteran of World War II, proudly serving in the United States Navy until his retirement in 1965. He also retired from civil service and from the ministry of the First United Methodist Church, having pastored a number of congregations.
Rev. Jones had many memberships including being a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader. He was a 60 year plus Master Mason P/M Cabul #116, past president Clay County Shrine Club, York Rite Bodies of Palatka, Scottish Rite Temple Jacksonville, National Sojourners, Disabled American Veterans, past president Clay County Council on Aging, First United Methodist Church of Green Cove Springs, and founding member of Clay County Rescue #70.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 62 years, Betty Jean Batman Jones; infant son and daughter; brother, Harold Jones; sister, Kathleen Lackey; nephew, SMSgt James Lackey, II and niece, Dorinda Lackey. Rev. Jones is survived by his daughter, Jean Shaw (Mark); son, Ralph E. Jones “Buddy” (LeAnne); granddaughters, Joanna Frost (John), Bethany Johnson (Andy) and Hannah Jones and great-grandchildren, Selah Johnson, Ocean Johnson, A.J. Johnson and Sari Frost.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, March 10, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church of Green Cove Springs, 500 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 with Rev. David Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends in the church from 2:00 pm until service time. Interment with full military honors will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Community Hospice or a charity of your choice.
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

Elizabeth Ann Kelly
Elizabeth Ann Kelly passed away peacefully at her home on March 2, 2017, surrounded by all of her loving children and many grandchildren.
Ann was born on December 7, 1929 in Kingston, Ontario, to Robinson and Emma Urquhart (nee Macintosh). She married a handsome sailor, whom she had met and known for only 6 weeks, but knew from the first moment, that he was the man for her. Together they raised a family and were totally devoted to each other until his death. She was a beloved mother of 7 children, a grandmother of 15, with numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Luke Parish in Middleburg. A devout Catholic, who loved attending Mass and saying her rosary every night. Her life was truly a life of service to her family and friends, and especially the “love of her life,” William B. Kelly, who preceded her in death in 1989 after 38 years of marriage. She loved to cook, bake and sew, and always kept a cookie jar full of cookies as well as apple pies, and raspberry jam tarts for her family to enjoy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Jean Marvell and a brother, Robert Urquhart.
She is survived by one sister, Emma Koshinsky of Buffalo NY, and her seven children: John Kelly (Vicki), Nancy Potts (Fred), Jeanna Shrum (Billy Ray), William Kelly Jr. (Patty), James Kelly (Susan), Catherine Ferrell (Barry) and Robin Santiesteban (Beto).
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Luke Catholic Church in Middleburg on March 6, 2017, followed by interment at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens in Middleburg.
On behalf of our Mom, we would like to thank Community Hospice, for the love and support they provided to her and all of our family during these difficult months. Mom, your work on earth is done. Now, good and faithful servant, you can rest in peace in the arms of your beloved husband and with God.

Faye Morrison Compton
Faye Morrison Compton, 87, of Middleburg, Fla. passed away February 28, 2017. She was born on October 1, 1929 in Clover, South Carolina to the late Marian Morrison and Gertrude Patterson Adams.
Faye was of the Baptist faith and a devoted member of Black Pond Baptist Church where she cherished her church family. She loved to fish and above all else her family, but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Compton; her son, Michael Compton and grandson, James Michael Griffin.Survivors include her five children, Gary Compton (Vanesa), Dennis Compton (Annie), Brenda Brooks (James), Jennifer Bateson (Robert) and Pam Compton; sister, Diane Flack (David); grandchildren, Jason, Shanna, Joshua, Ashley, Justin, Kaci, Jessica, Bryan, Sunshine, Carrie, Wooda, James and Samantha and great-grandchildren, Emma Faye, Mason, Brayden, Hedden, Harley, Kayleigh, Brittany, Brodie, Justin Ray, Hunter, Dallas, Allison, Bubba, Scarlet and Raylee.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 3, 2017 at Black Pond Baptist Church with Pastor Charlie Hunt officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 pm until service time. Interment followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park. 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

Merton Allen Hollister
Merton Allen Hollister, 70 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away February 28, 2017. Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

Carol Diane Forbes
Carol Diane Forbes, 68 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away February 28, 2017. Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

Saundra Fay Ferry
Saundra Fay Ferry, 73, of Middleburg, FL passed away on March 2, 2017. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Jayla Concepcion
Jayla Concepcion, infant, of Jacksonville, passed away March 2, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720.

John Petersen
John Petersen, 88, of Penney Farms, FL passed away on March 4, 2017. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Betty Ruth Meeks
Betty Ruth Meeks, 75, of Penney Farms, FL passed away on March 2, 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

Dionisia T. Shelvy
Dionisia T. Shelvy passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Adelaida N. Norris
Adelaida N. Norris passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Jeneva L. Richardson
Jeneva L. Richardson passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Philip Joshua File
Philip Joshua File, 65, of Orange Park, FL, passed away March 6, 2017. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Marilyn Gayle Latz
Marilyn Gayle Latz, 62, of Middleburg, FL passed away on March 3, 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

Marie Brown
Marie Brown, 64, of Jacksonville, passed away March 5, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720.

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