Obituaries Dec. 14, 2017

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Jean Thomas
Jean Thomas, 80, of Orange Park, FL, passed away December 9, 2017
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


John F. Harmeling
John F. Harmeling, 80, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away December 8, 2017
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Jared Michael Bailey
Jared Michael Bailey, 35 of Middleburg, FL passed away December 10, 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

Sharon K. Wilson
Sharon K. Wilson, 73 of Middleburg, FL passed away December 9, 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

India Shiel Baker
India Shiel Baker, former resident of Green Cove Springs, gave up her struggle with dementia  on Dec. 6, 2017 at 95 years of age. India was born and raised in Wesson, Mississippi. She  retired as  the assistant personnel manager for the Navy Exchange in Jacksonville, Fla.  after 22 years.  She was preceded in death by her eight siblings, her daughter Joane Baker, her son Buck Baker and her husband Sam Baker. She is survived by  one  daughter, Diane Baker Simmons,  3 grandchildren: Danielle Baker, Scott Simmons, Kacey Simmons, 3 great grandchildren: Hannah Scarberry, Zach Scarberry, Myra Simmons and 1 great, great grandchild: Stella Todd.


Thelma Marie May Sweat
Thelma Marie May Sweat, 80, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Haven Hospice Care in Orange Park, Florida, on Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born to Onnie Mounts May Dales and Lonnie May on January 20, 1937, in War Eagle, West Virginia. Moving to Florida from Grundy, Virginia in 1952, she resided in Clay County most of her life. Preceding her in death were her husband of 55 years, Carl L. Sweat; mother, Onnie Mounts May Dales; father, Lonnie May; brothers, Arnold “Bud” May (Dorothy), Leonard Harold May (Gay), Jimmy Dales (Laura); sisters, Irene Farris (Tommy) and June Sweat (Estes). Thelma is survived by her loving and devoted children, son, Kenneth C. Sweat (Lisa), granddaughters Madison Ellis and Mallory Sweat; daughter, Ann Mitchell (Fuzzy), grandson, Mychael Mitchell; granddaughter, Chrystal M. Chipoletti (Derek), great grandsons, Austin and Hunter Chipoletti, and great granddaughter, Harper Chipoletti. She is also survived by brothers Johnny Dales (Rosemary), Green Cove Springs, Florida, and Howard Dales (Joanne), Greenville, South Carolina. She will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Thelma was an amazing wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Family meant everything to her and she enjoyed cooking and spending time with those she loved. Her favorite hobbies were gardening, decorating, shopping and eating out with her family. Funeral Services will be held in the Broadus-Raines Chapel on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00 am with Reverend Charlie Hunt officiating. Burial will be at Shiloh Baptist Church, Green Cove Springs, Florida, thereafter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name to Haven Hospice, Orange Park, Florida would be appreciated. Please sign the family’s online register book at www.broadusraines.com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, (904) 284-4000.

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