Obituaries 3/18/21


Harvey Bivins Lofton
Harvey Bivins Lofton, 83 of Green Cove Springs, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021. Mr. Lofton was born June 19, 1937 in Camilla, Georgia to parents Hoyt Lester and Pauline (Knighton) Lofton. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. Harvey held a Master’s degree in education and was a teacher for the Clay County School District for 12 years and the Bradford County School District for 21 years. As a coach, he led his Clay County football team to the state championships in 1967 and again in 1995 for the Bradford County women’s basketball team. He was the first coach to win state titles in 2 separate sports. Harvey was a member of Grace Anglican Church in Fleming Island and in his free time loved playing golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Linda Lee Lofton in 1976, second wife, Flora Lee Lofton in 2006, and brothers, Steele Gore and Hoyt D. Lofton. Survivors are his children, Dandee “Dan” Lofton (Terry) of Jacksonville, Donna Jimenez (Marty) of California, Doug Lofton of Green Cove Springs, John Rogers of Georgia, Marni Conoway of Middleburg, and Sam Willis of Green Cove Springs. Also surviving him are his 16 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Anglican Church, 5804 US HWY 17, Fleming Island, FL 32003. Arrangements under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696.

Rickey Lamar Manning
Rickey Lamar Manning, 63, of Middleburg, FL passed away due to cancer on March 10, 2021.
He was born to parents John and Amy (Mosley) Manning in Starke, FL on December 24, 1957. Rickey loved animals and enjoyed coon hunting most of all.
Rickey is preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Amy Manning; and brother Ray Norman.
He is survived by his sisters Eliza Mae Padgett (Merrill), Carolyn Wellhousen (Buck), and Judy Grimley; and brother Terry Hall (Tammy).
The family will receive friends at the graveside from 10:00am-11:00am on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Long Branch Cemetery. The graveside service will follow at 11:00am with Reverend Charlie Hunt officiating. 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

Darla D. Chastain
Darla D. Chastain, 82, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away March 12, 2021
Brodadus-Raines, Funeral Home 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Lorraine Marie Troop Upperman
Lorraine Marie Troop Upperman, 101,
of Orange Park, FL, passed away March 15, 2021.
Brodadus-Raines,Funeral Home 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.