Obituaries 11/2/17

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Grace Estelle Hegland
Grace Estelle Hegland, died peacefully in Pinellas Park, Fla. on Oct. 16, 2017. She was 89. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hegland of Orange Park, Fla. Grace is survived by her four children Susan M. Alvers (Ralph Rice), Dr. Thomas W Hegland (Pattie), Karen H Garcia (Roland) and Mary H Jones (David). She had 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren as well as countless beloved friends. Grace retired as a middle school secretary and was an active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Orange Park, Fla. She loved to travel and go to the theater with her husband, Tom. Even after his passing, Grace continued these excursions on her own, with family and with her many friends. Her greatest passion, however was her family. Nothing compared to the love and joy she felt when spending time with her children and grandchildren. A mass was held in Grace’s honor on October 20, 2017, at St. Catherine’s of Sienna, Clearwater, Fla. followed by burial at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Grace’s name to Suncoast Hospice Care Center - Mid Pinellas, 6770 - 102nd Ave, N, Pinellas Park, Fla. 33782 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To leave condolences for the family please visit www.SerenityFuneralHomeLargo.com 

Marilyn O’Neal Taylor
Mrs. Marilyn O’Neal Taylor, age 80 of Middleburg, Fla., passed away at her home, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Marilyn was born Nov. 5, 1936, the only child to the late Robert and Pearlie O’Neal in Baldwin. Marilyn and Charles were married Aug. 24, 1956 in Baldwin at the First Baptist Church where she attended in childhood, until she married. Marilyn and Charles were married 56 years when Charles went to be with the Lord, June 19, 2012. Charles was a retired Marine Engineer of 35 years; Marilyn was a homemaker and full time mom, never retired. Marilyn loved good music, gospel, 1950’s, country and bluegrass. She loved to play the piano and played in church when needed; she loved sewing and made grandchildren dresses. Marilyn and Charles attended Oak Grove Baptist Church after moving to Middleburg from Sarasota where he served as deacon and treasurer. Marilyn was financial secretary and sang in the choir and worked in the kitchen for several years. (They loved this little church.) She loved their three sons and families, Scotty Taylor (born on their first anniversary) (Paula), Robby Taylor (Renee), and Drew Taylor (Lynette) all of Middleburg. Also left behind are her grandchildren; Keith Taylor (Amber), Kourtney Taylor Woodruff (Mike) all of Middleburg, Brittany Taylor Weaver (Steven) of Clarksville, TN, Winston Taylor (Kaitlyn) of Jacksonville and Brandy McMillan (Chris) of Middleburg; eight great grandchildren, Kayden Taylor, Harper Woodruff, Trinity Weaver, Hazel Weaver, Garrett McMillan, Ethan McMillan, Rylee McMillan and Weston Eagerton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Middleburg with Rev. Kermit Matthews and Rev. Charlie Hunt officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona St. Starke, Fla. 32091. (904) 964-6200.www.jonesgallagherfh.com

Luther Garrett Smith (Buddy)
Luther Garrett Smith (Buddy) born December 2, 1941 in Montgomery Ala., passed away peacefully on October 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife Lyda Haynes Smith, one brother James Arthur Smith (Linda), his daughter Christy Smith Paddleford (Leroy), two sons Luther Garrett Smith Jr, and William Smith (Erin) and five grandchildren Haley Dykes, Stephen Strandberg, Conrad, Carley and Garrett Smith.

Scott H. Bramer
Scott H. Bramer, 43, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away October 25, 2017 Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla.
(904) 284-4000

Jonathan A. Davis
Jonathan A. Davis, 28, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away October 24, 2017.Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Ruth Elaine McInnis Chapman

Ruth Elaine McInnis Chapman, 89 of Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away October 29, 2017 Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043 (904)284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Joan Gernhard
Joan Gernhard, 80, of Orange Park, passed away October 27, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center. (904)284-7720.
Duane Michael Hatalski
Duane Michael Hatalski, 47 of Middleburg, Fla., passed away October 29, 2017 Russell Haven of Rest  Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 (904)284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Joshua Richard Cribbs
Joshua Richard Cribbs passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Shyron R. Johnson
Shyron R. Johnson passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Charlie H. Fleming Jr.
Charlie H. Fleming Jr. passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073 (904) 264-1233.

Joshua R. Cribbs
Joshua R. Cribbs passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073 (904) 264-1233.

Fabiola Perez
Fabiola Perez passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

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