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Obituaries 1/12/23


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Mildred “Betty” Elizabeth Bryant Tucker
Mildred “Betty” Elizabeth Bryant Tucker, age 77, passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, and is now with the Lord.
She was born in Jacksonville, Florida, where she met her husband of 61 years, Doyle Tucker. In the 70’s, they had two sons, Damon and Jason, built a home and wonderful life in Doctors Inlet, Florida, where she lived until her death. 
Betty was a businesswoman and owned a beauty salon and coiffed most of the women in town. She was a professional level seamstress and made many wedding gowns, church costumes and amazing dresses! She spent all her free time volunteering at Fleming Island Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School, helping with Vacation Bible School or in the church nursery. She also volunteered at her boy’s school, Doctors Inlet Elementary. Basically, she spent all of her free time loving and caring for children. 
Betty was preceded in death by her mother Mildred Webb, her father John Bryant, and her two sons, Damon Tucker and Jason Tucker. She leaves behind her loving husband Doyle Tucker, her daughter Brittney Anne Tucker, her grandchildren Bryson Tucker, Taron Tucker, and Taralynn Tucker, her great grandchildren Jonah Tucker, Layla Allen, and Jude Allen, her nieces and nephews, her brothers and sisters in law, and many more friends and family. 
In the midst of our great sadness, we have the joy of her legacy of love and kindness. To know her was a gift of unconditional love. While many will feel abundant grief in her absence, she has found peace with the Lord and was surely met at the gates of heaven by her two sons. 
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to Crosspointe Church Fleming Island. 

Duane Allen Honadle
Duane Allen Honadle, 54, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away May 6, 2022 after a brief time in the hospital.
He was born in Millington, Tenn. on June 15, 1967 to Charlotte Eavenson and Charles J. Williams, but lived the majority of his life in Orange Park, Fla.
Duane lived life and loved his way. He entertained everyone with his quick wit and rib-hurting, humorous take on life, which usually made him the center of attention in every crowd. He’ll be forever remembered by all for wonderful memories, his boundless energy, his life of fishing and sunshine, exceptional social skills and of course his vast knowledge of anything and everything.
May he live forever in our hearts and never be forgotten. Please join us on Friday, January 20 at 12 noon at the Jacksonville Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 111 Blanding Blvd., in Orange Park as we celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, Duane would instead want you to express your love to those you value.

William “W.O.” Blackwelder
William “W.O.” Blackwelder age 88 of Middleburg, passed away at his home Friday, December 30, 2022, following an extended illness.
He was born October 2, 1934, in Lake Butler to the late William and Julia (Dukes) Blackwelder.
Prior to retiring Mr. Blackwelder was a truck driver having owned his own trucking business at one time. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and attended Long Branch Baptist Church. He loved being on the farm, staying busy with yard work, landscaping, and at one point built a few pieces of furniture. Mr. Blackwelder was also known for his great sense of humor and his love of Cedar River Restaurant.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife Christine (Taylor) Blackwelder and his second wife Joenell “Wilkinson” Blackwelder, his adopted son, Rodney Blackwelder, brothers, Samuel Blackwelder and Glen Blackwelder.
His survivors are his sister Cybil Gene Douglas of Worthington Springs; stepson William Daniel Thompson (Joanne) of Deltona. Also left behind are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in addition to a host of extended family members and friends.
Visitation for Mr. Blackwelder was held at 12:00 p.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Saturday, January 7, 2023. Funeral services began at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Harry Conaway and Pastor Kermit Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church or to VITAS Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 East Nona Street, Starke, FL 32091. (904) 964-6200. www.jonesgallagherfh.com.

Charles “Chuck” Farrenholz
Charles “Chuck” Farrenholz, 54, of Keystone Heights, FL, passed away January 3, 2023
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

Patricia Ann Gregory
Patricia Ann Gregory, 76, of Orange Park, Fl, passed away January 9, 2023
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Kevin Wayne Breese
The world became brighter on January 19, 1962, the day that Kevin was born. Kevin sadly passed away on December 24, 2022. He was a beautiful soul who spread joy and happiness wherever he went. He will be missed by all who knew him.
As per Kevin’s request, no funeral service will be held. Instead, we will live like Kevin and rock n' roll!