Obituaries 2/27/20

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Jere Ben Thomas
Jere Ben Thomas, 88  of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away February 12, 2020. Visitation was Sunday, February 16, 11 AM - 2 PM at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. The Funeral Service began at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment and Military Honors will be in Stevenson City Cemetery.
Jere Ben was the son of Walter Russell and Bennie Lee Riddle Thomas born July 14, 1931 in Richard City, TN. He was a Stevenson High School Graduate Class of 1949. Jere Ben was U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Veteran having fought in the Chosin Reservior Campaign in 1950. He was a member of Bolivar Masonic Lodge, VFW, Elks Club in Green Cove Springs and Shriners in Tampa.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ruby Troxell Thomas and brother, John Walter Riddle Thomas.
Survivors include his brother, Charles Wendell (Carolyn) Thomas of Stevenson; sister-in-law, Beth Thomas and nephew, David Thomas both of Richmond, VA and special friend, Tom Bradford of FL.

Karen Kennedy Casey
Karen Kennedy Casey, 67 of Orange Park, FL passed away February 21, 2020.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

Nalani Lynn Kerns
Nalani Lynn Kerns, 70, of Middleburg, FL, passed away February 19, 2020.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000, www.broadusraines.com

Goldie Mae Brown (Sawyer)
Goldie Mae Brown (Sawyer), 90,  passed away on February 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
Goldie was born on March 12, 1929, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and was the oldest of eleven children to the late Pluman Elmer Sawyer and Lovie Ellen Beasley.
She was a consummate homemaker in every way and a loving and caring wife and mother.
She is predeceased by her husband of almost 63 years, John Gerald Brown, Sr. She is survived by their three sons, John Gerald Brown, Jr., Kenneth Paul Brown and Thomas Edward Brown, their daughter, Sandra Gayle Kuhn, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will have visitation services on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 9–10 a.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled immediately afterwards on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the same location, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Goldie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Willard Daniel Mask, Jr.
Willard Daniel Mask, Jr., 79,  of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Feb. 22, 2020
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Leonard Royce Bell
Leonard Royce Bell, 83 of Middleburg, FL passed away February 19, 2020.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center,2335 Sandridge Road,Green  Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

Debra Lindsay Raines
Debra Lindsay Raines, 61 of Jacksonville, FL passed away February 24, 2020
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

Donald Ray Kelley
Donald Ray Kelley, 70 of Middleburg, FL passed away February 18, 2020.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

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