Irene Helen Aguilar
Irene Helen Aguilar, 80, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away April 13, 2017 from an extended illness. She was born June 28, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Tony and Tomasa (Rios) Aguilar.
Irene was a resident of Green Cove Springs for over 40 years and a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church as well as a member of the Counsel of Catholic Women. She received her Masters of Science and Health Science from University of North Florida and specialized in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Irene was a member of the Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida and the women of the Moose as a champion for children. She loved her garden as she worked in the yard, planting and pruning daily.
Irene was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished her family. She is predeceased by sons, Jim Padilla and Tom Padilla and survived by son, Peter Padilla (Angie); daughters, Velinda Roe (Michael) and Julie Buckhalter; sisters, Rose Guevara and Alice Smith; grandchildren, Chelsey, Richard, Arthur Padilla, Karin Novolta, Giselle Padilla and Stefan Pena (Meagan); great-grandchildren, Christian, Chloe, Delilah and Dominic; nieces and nephews, Jodi, Cris Guevara (Darlene), Rosemarie Valencia (Al), Evelyn Sanchez (Johnny), Victor Guevara (Cathy), Debbie, Tony and Betty Ann with many other nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 7190 Highway 17, Fleming Island, FL 32003 with Fr. Mike Pendergraft and Fr. Donal Sullivan as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice of Northeast FL in her memory. www.communityhospice.com 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
John Keith Reisen
John Keith Reisen, 49 of Jacksonville, FL passed away April 26, 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
Johnny L. Pons
Johnny L. Pons peacefully passed away at home on April 30, 2017, while in the arms of his wife. On September 18, 1956, Johnny, was born to Belvia Osborne Pons, in Cleveland, Ohio. Johnny grew up and graduated high school in Alaucha County, Florida. He earned his diploma in Funeral Directing and Embalming from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Georgia. Later, Johnny returned to Gupton Jones to study and perfect the skill of Restorative Art. After graduating from Gupton Jones College, Johnny traveled across the United States and abroad restoring bodies for funeral homes and dignitaries. In 2005, he enrolled in Saint Johns River community college and became an accredited law enforcement officer. He gained employment with the Bradford County Sheriff’s Department. He was awarded deputy of the year for two consecutive years. Soon thereafter, Johnny was promoted to Major Crimes Detective. Johnny enjoyed fishing, cooking, farming, and raising cattle. Together with his wife, he especially enjoyed watching his youngest two sons play football in high school and at Valdosta State University.
Johnny is preceded in death by his dear friend and grandfather, John Pons, father, Alvin Pons, and baby sister Tammy.
Johnny’s sweet and precious memory will be treasured by his family and all who were blessed to call him a friend. He is survived by his beloved mother, Belvia Pons. Johnny is survived by his adoring wife, Shellie Renee’ Pons.
He is survived by three daughters and three sons; Tammy (Pons) Keefover, Jamie Phillips, Candace (Pons) Joseph, John L. Pons, Vanden Fehmerling, and BC Fehmerling. Johnny is survived by two brothers; Darrell Pons Sr. and Todd Pons. He is survived by his sister in law, Laura Pons and nephew Darrell Pons Jr. Johnny is survived by seven granddaughters and four grandsons. Johnny Pons is survived by his brother by grace and lifelong best friend, Elgin Altizer. He is also survived by the Archer family, who Johnny called his second, family of Lake Butler, FL. Johnny is loved by many and will be missed deeply.
A visitation for Johnny L. Pons will be held May 4, 2017 from 5-7pm at Archer Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Lake Butler on May 5, 2017 at 11am. Graveside services will be immediately following the church service at Windsor Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Ave Lake Butler, Florida 32054. For further information, please call 386-496-2008.
Jim K. Yarbrough
Jim K. Yarbrough, 89 of Middleburg, FL passed away April 29, 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
David Alan McCreary
David Alan McCreary, 61, of Fleming Island, FL passed away on May 1, 2017. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Arrangements under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 284-4000
Joseph Mark Satchwell
Joseph Mark Satchwell, 26 of Orange park, FL passed away April 25, 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