Obituaries 8/31/17


Karen Ervin
Karen Ervin, born Karen Elaine Hayenga in Jacksonville, Florida on March 12, 1954, passed away on August 25, 2017.
She left us very peacefully surrounded by those who loved her the most. Kris, her husband of 42 years, her three children: Justin and Jonathan Ervin (Megan), Kristen Ervin (Carolanne), her brother Bill Hayenga (Julie), and her sister Janet Davis (Ron). She is preceded in death by her Mother, Betty Hayenga.
Karen was truly an angel on earth. She was a wonderful wife, a fabulous mother to her children, and a loving friend to many. She had boundless love for her two year old grandson, Cameron Ervin whom he affectionately called Nana (Jonathan and Megan). She loved and adored him very much.
A truly special woman has departed this world; she will be missed always and forever. A graveside service was held on August 29 at 10:00 am at Swift Creek Cemetery in Lake Butler, Florida. Funeral services were provided by Archer Funeral Home.

Barbara Caswell
Barbara Caswell, 75, of Orange Park, FL, passed away August 25, 2017. Please sign the family’s guestbook at Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Vicki S. Davis
Vicki S. Davis passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Judith Butler

Judith L. Butler passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Pashia Ruth Shedd

Mrs. Pashia Ruth Shedd, 72 of Green Cove Springs, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 26, 2017. Mrs. Shedd was born June 16, 1945 in Hubert, North Carolina to the late Fred Thomas and Tiney (Morton) Cannon. She worked for the Clay County School board for over 20 years.  In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, visiting friends, and spending time with her family.  Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, William John Shedd, and her children, Harry Major Russell, Jr., Harry Major Russell, Tina Marie Russell Gallaher, and Anita Sue Russell.   Survivors are her children, Thomas Major Russell, Leondas “Leon” Major Russell, and Katie Laura Marcyes (Ryan) all of Green Cove Springs, step-children, Deborah Brooker (Craig) and Jane Hansford (Lonnie) both of Green Cove Springs, siblings, Jack Cannon (Jaqueline), Judy Strain, and Daisy Wells (Bud) of North Carolina and Ray Cannon (Laura) of Florida.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jennifer Mitchell (Josh), Darla Edge Wilson, Rhonda Edge, Taylor Russell, Jacob Russell, Kayla Russell, Camron Russell, Teagan Russell, Zedek Russell, Ashia Russell-Marcyes, Chase Dixon (Jessie), and Shalene Reed (David), and great grandchildren, Carson Orender, Gracie Dixon, Brody Dixon and Jesse Reed.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Friday, September 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 with Pastor Rev. Ronnie Surrency officiating.  The family requests donations to be made in Mrs. Shedd’s name to VyStar Account 7506809160.   Arrangements are under the care of HELM-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 1811 Idlewild Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696.


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