Obituaries 1/13/22


William ‘Billy’ Lloyd Arras
William “Billy” Lloyd Arras of Fredericktown, Missouri, passed away November 30, 2021 at the age of 58. He was born to William and Darlene Arras on October 15, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Billy is survived by his wife Nancy; they spent twenty-one beautiful and exciting years together. They had three children: William “Will” Arras, Adam (Carly) Chevalier, and Aimee Chevalier. He left behind his beloved dog, Daisy.
He is also survived by his brother Steven Arras (Tracy), his sister Debbie (Jim) Wormhoudt, and his Godchildren Justin and Whitney Hastings.
After Billy graduated from Orange Park High School in 1982, he went on to attend Culinary Art School in New York. He then took his talents and showcased them in the Middle East where he catered to the royal family. He later worked as an Executive Chef in Florida and Missouri. Although cooking was his specialty, his passion was spending time with his family outdoors. He had a heart of gold and was the ultimate adventurist. He loved nature and fishing, but also loved following and playing sports with his kids. He will be forever known as having the best jokes, always keeping friends and family on their toes.
He was “The Man, The Myth, The Legend” and will be missed dearly.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on December 11, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 Kingsbury Blvd. in Fredericktown, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Avery Camille Blevins
Avery Camille Blevins, 12 years old, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 18, 2009 to parents, Steven C. Blevins and Tammy T. Blevins. She passed away on December 29, 2021, in Green Cove Springs, FL. Avery attended Asbury Day School for Pre-K in Lafayette, LA; Lake Asbury Elementary in Green Cove Springs for Kindergarten and second- sixth grade; St. Pius Catholic School in Norfolk, VA for first grade.
Avery loved painting and drawing, making slime, gymnastics, riding her ATV, target shooting, watching Seinfeld, making Tic-Toks, Fortnite, Roblox, make-up, Pop-its, and most of all, time spent with family and friends. She had a magnetic personality that brightened everywhere she was! Avery was sweet and kind, not afraid to have her own beliefs and stand up for herself. Such a compassionate, strong, and beautiful child that fought so hard against her illness.
She was preceded in death by her Aunt Dawn M. Nickmeyer (9/14/2018) and her dog brother Koda (5/13/2021).
Avery is survived by her parents Steven C. and Tammy T. Blevins (Green Cove Springs, Fl.), older siblings twins Chelsie T. Smith (Orange Park, Fl.) and Emilee B. Lively, brother-in-law Dallas E. Lively (Crawfordville, Fl.), Wm. Fletcher Cornwell, gf-in-law Daniela F. Puentes (Ray City, Ga), and Parker L. Cornwell, Dog sisters Gemma and Mazikeen Blevins. Grandparents Michael W. and Tracy L. Blevins (Harker Heights, Tx), Robert L. Menser Jr. (Jax., Fl.), Elizabeth A. Ginsburg (Jax., Fl.), Great Aunt Judy C. Staudermann (Jax., Fl.), Aunt and Uncles, Kimberly R. and Aaron Allmond (Orange Park, Fl.), Michael W. II and Brianne Blevins (Austin, TX). Nieces and nephews, Remington G. Cornwell, Madilyn G. Lively, Karson D. Lively, Paislie S. Smith, Kinslee C. Lively, and Biscuit. Other special cousins and friends, Emory T. Nickmeyer, Travis W. Garner, Jace Kennett, Milia D. and Marcel D. Allen-Nickmeyer., Bella Daniels, Courtney McClain, R. Preston and Ashley C. Allmond, Isa Belle and Areli M. Blevins, Riley, Ethan, and Carter Staudermann, and Bailey C. Turner.
A memorial servicewas held at 3 pm, Monday, January 10, 2022 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Pastor James “Pop” Williams officiating.    
Following the memorial service there was a Procession Parade to reception at Hampton’s Rescue Farm.
Arrangements under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral home
501 Spring Street Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 284-4000

Carol Ann Kyle
Mrs. Carol Ann Kyle, 80 of Green Cove Springs, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Jacksonville. Mrs. Kyle was born March 28, 1941 in Steger, Illinois to parents Charles and Lila (Ritzman) Jaris. Carol held 2 Master’s Degrees in Mathematics and Public Administration. She was a much-loved math teacher at Alameda County High School for 42 years. In addition, she taught Summer school, Saturday school for over a decade and tutored hundreds of young people. She was very active in the teacher’s union for well over 30 years. A dedicated teacher, she constantly encouraged her pupils to reach their full potential and helped many to achieve their goals. In her free time, Carol enjoyed math puzzles and was a very avid reader. She was also a member of the Women’s Club at Magnolia Point. Her parents preceded her in death. Survivors are her husband Thomas Kyle of Green Cove Springs and her daughter Jeanne (Kyle) Jardine of Scotland, brother-in-law, James Kyle of Bay Area, California, sister-in-law, Ginny (Kyle) McInerny of Bay Area, California, and grandchildren, Ewan Jardine and Alek Jardine of Scotland. She is also survived by nieces, Paula (Jaris) Urhausen of Chicago, Rachel Jaris of Bay Area, California, Susy (McInerny) May of Bay Area, California; nephews, Charles Jaris, Jr. of Chicago, Sean Kyle of Baja California and Jim Kyle of Bay Area, California and many great-nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her. There will be no services held at this time.
Arrangements under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696.

William O. Chastain
William O. Chastain, 85, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away on January 6, 2022. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at
Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Lynn I. Kidd
Lynn I. Kidd of Orange Park, FL, departed this earth surrounded by family on January 7, 2022.
Born in Denver, CO on January 18, 1945, he proudly served in the United States Navy, retiring after twenty-two years as a Master Chief Petty Officer of VP 24. After retirement, he enjoyed spending his time working on cars and home projects for his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Georgia (Armbrust) Kidd; brothers, Norman Kidd and Clayton Kidd; nephews, Randy Kidd, Lawrence Kidd, Norman Kidd Jr, Daniel Kidd, and Joseph Kidd.
Love and cherished by many, Lynn Kidd is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jeannette (Carter) Kidd; daughters, Tonya (Stan) Whitley, Saundra Kidd Blodgett and Cynthia Kidd Eberhardt; nine grandchildren, Jessica Whitley, Erin (Steven) Lewis, Dylan Whitley, Brooklynn Eberhardt, Caleigh Eberhardt, Tara Blodgett, Noah Eberhardt, Olivia Blodgett and Wyatt Blodgett; five great-grandchildren, Patrick Lewis, Alyssa Minor, Caleb Minor, Audrey Whitley and Adalynn Lewis; sister, Lorraine Hudson; brother, Eugene (Carolyn) Kidd; two nieces, Lynne (Timothy) McMahon and Angela (Daniel) Hansford; nephews, Robert Kidd and Clayton Kidd Jr., several great nephews and nieces, and godson, Ray (Vena) McCall, who were all very dear to his heart.
Following a private memorial service, Lynn Kidd will be interred in the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218
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Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Linda Delores Colman
ALPHARETTA– Linda D. Colman, 75, died peacefully on January 4, 2022, at a Pruitt Marietta Georgia Nursing Home. She was born July 12, 1946, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, daughter of Ralph D. and Sara D (Fields) Parks. Linda graduated from James Island High School, Class of 1964.
Following graduation, she married Hubie Colman not long after they met in 1964 on Folly Beach. As a devoted Navy wife, Linda was no ordinary woman. She operated for months at a time without the companionship or assistance of Hubie; she routinely overcame challenges that would give the average spouse a nervous breakdown. Linda was part Doctor, part Teacher, and part Sleuth; lovingly cared for David when he was sick, helped Dan with his Algebra homework, and tracked down Debby after she snuck out of the house. With thirty minutes’ notice of Hubie, she served breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fourteen hungry Sailors and still somehow balanced her family’s meager grocery budget. Linda pressed a set of dress whites to inspection standards, tied a perfect square knot in a military neckerchief, and packed a seabag in the cold hours before dawn. For months at a time, Linda settled for numbered letters instead of kisses, tape recordings in place of hugs, and long-distance phone calls in place of her Hubie’s touch. She managed a smile when Hubie was at sea for the birth of Debby. Linda was a patriot. She was the sort of citizen that all of us should be, but so few of us are. She lived with sacrifice because she believed in the rights and ideals that Hubie defended. Linda and Hubie celebrated 57 years of marriage in July 2021. Linda was an active Red Hatter in the early 2000s, where she was the Red Hat Queen of her group, the Sassy Red Hats. Linda also loved quilting. She made over 200 beautiful quilts which she gave to family and friends. In addition to Linda’s parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Patsy. Surviving in addition to her husband, Hubie, are her sons, Dan and his wife, Stephanie, of Burke, VA; David and his wife, Kristen, of Mandeville, LA; daughter, Debby (Colman) Martinko of Holly Springs, GA; nine grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Tyler, Hailey, Kayce, Kaylin, Leah, Kiley and Elizabeth; six great-grandchildren, Camden, McKenna, Grayson Wyatt, Marlowe and Cora; two brothers, Ralph D Parks, and Richard Parks; and one sister, Barbie; many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held at 2-4p.m. on Saturday, January 15 at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189. Followed by a celebration of Linda’s Life at Tuscany Italian restaurant Woodstock GA 30189.