Obituaries 1/11/18

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Norman A. Hall
Norman A. Hall, 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at the Pavilion for Health Care in Penny Farms Florida following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Gladys (Risley) Hall; His sons, Jeffrey Hall, Kenneth Hall, Steven Hall and Clifford Hall; His daughters Vicki Gee, Linda Hall, Cindy VanLeuven and JoAnn Meyer; Thirteen grandchildren; Seventeen great-grandchildren; Five great-great grandchildren; and many close friends.
Born and raised in Brewer Maine, the son of Harold and Olive Hazel (King) Hall.
In his early years, Mr. Hall worked at the Howard family farm in Orrington Maine and attended the Orrington Center Methodist Church and Brewer High School. Leaving Maine in 1954 he moved to Connecticut where he met his wife, Gladys Risley, at the Crystal Lake Ballroom. In 1958 he graduated from Wentworth Institute of Boston and began a lifelong career in the HVAC field. In 1966, Mr. Hall founded New England Mechanical Services Inc. Twenty-eight years later when he retired, the company, with humble beginnings in the basement of the Hall’s family home, had grown to over 250 employees in four locations.
Mr. Hall was active for over 20 years in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. He was a faithful servant in the Gideons International for 37 years; served on the board of Community Baptist Church, Manchester, CT and was a benefactor to his beloved Orrington Center Church. Norman was a member at Black Pond Baptist Church in Middleburg, FL
Norman had a loving, kind and patient nature; and has been a teacher and mentor to many, especially in matters of faith in the Lord.  Over the years he enjoyed flying, boating, and motorcycling. He loved the outdoors including hikes and canoe excursions.  A great man has gone to his reward! While grieving his passing, his family rejoices that he has gone to be with the Lord and to be reunited with loved ones that went before.
The family received friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Black Pond Baptist Church with Reverend Charlie Hunt officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date in Machiasport, Maine.
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.


Larry Ellex Hughes
Larry Ellex Hughes, Age 66, Of Ten Mile, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 At Sweetwater Hospital, Sweetwater, Tennessee.
A native of Sweetwater, TN, and longtime resident of Ten Mile, TN, he was the son of the late Claude and Mildred McElhaney Hughes and was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Karen Johnson Hughes; brother, J.C. Hughes; sister, Dorothy Hughes.
He loved his grandchildren and loved drag car racing. His hobby for drag car racing began in 1994, when his son began racing. Larry enjoyed building the drag cars alongside his son and helping at the tracks. He was an employee of Shaw Industries for 15 years and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Anissa and Tom Kelley of Middleburg, FL. One son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Erika Hughes of Ten Mile, TN, Two grandchildren: Mackenzie Kelley and Cassie Kelley
One sister, JoAnn Miller of Spring City, TN. Two brothers and one sister-in-law, Nathan Hughes of Spring City, TN and Wayne and Pam Hughes of Ten Mile, TN
Funeral services were Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Porter officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Teddy Hughes, Adam Hughes, Danny Parton, Ricky Parton, Collin Thompson, and Russell Smith. Honorary pallbearer was Scott Hughes.
The family received friends 6-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
If you were unable to attend the visitation or service, please sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Larry Ellex Hughes.

William ‘Bill’ Mills

William “Bill” Mills, 75, of Green Cove Springs, passed away January 5, 2018.  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center  904-284-7720.
Betty Whitmire
Betty Whitmire, 71, of Jacksonville, passed away January 5, 2018.  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center  904-284-7720.
Karen Rae Leasure
Karen Rae Leasure, 74, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away January 6, 2018
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Laura Hopkins
Laura Hopkins, 74, of Middleburg, FL, passed away January 4, 2018
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home,501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Geraldine Johnson Colenda
Geraldine Johnson Colenda, 75, of Orange Park, FL, passed away December 23, 2017
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home,501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Bruce Edward Carlile
Bruce Edward Carlile, 77, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away January 2, 2018
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home,501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Joyce S. Leonhardt

Joyce S. Leonhardt, 85, of Orange Park, FL passed away January 8, 2018
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home,501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

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