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Obituaries 5/5/22


Gina Randine Ballinger
Gina Randine Ballinger passed away peacefully in her house in Fleming Island, Florida, on March 8, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 10, 1933, in Wild Rose, North Dakota. Her and her twin sister Lina were the youngest in a family of nine. Her parents (Elling and Johanne Svendsbye) were both direct immigrants from Norway, with Elling being a farmer and lumberjack and Johanna a homemaker. In 1936 the family moved to the small town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, near the Canadian border, and this is where Gina grew up and graduated from high school.
While attending nursing school in Spokane, Washington she met Robert Ballinger, a Navy seaman from California. They married in 1954 and lived in various bases around the country, including Hawaii and Tennessee, before settling in the Jacksonville, Florida area, where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had three children (William, Cynthia, and James), all currently dwelling in the Northeast Florida area.
Gina worked as a registered nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Humana Orange Park Hospital for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies and sports (especially the Gators and Jaguars) and playing card and board games. She was a strong Christian who faithfully attended Advent Lutheran Church in Orange Park. She participated in the Lake Asbury Ladies Club for several years, serving a term as Secretary. Her lifelong dream to travel the world was fulfilled in her later years, as she traveled to Europe, the Middle East, Central America, and India.
She is survived by her sister Lina Hazle (living in Toledo, Ohio) and 10 grandchildren (Dana, Holly, Jason, Elizabeth, Eric, Shayna, Chris, Shaun, Robert, and Randy) and 1 great grandchild (Atlas).
A Memorial Service, open to the public, will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 272-6370.

Timothy John Smith
Timothy John Smith of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Thursday April 21, 2022 of natural causes.
Tim was born to John and Marie Smith of Louisville, KY on March 19, 1957, on his eldest brother, Fred Jones’ 15th birthday. Having resided in Louisville throughout his adolescence, the bluegrass state was Tim’s true home as well as the foundation for his life long support of the Louisville Cardinals. Tim was a proud graduate of Atherton High School, where he excelled in the football program- donning jersey #51. Tim was baptized in the Episcopal Church of Meridian Idaho in 1989. He went on to reside in Boise, ID, Missoula, MT, and the Orange Park, FL area throughout his lifetime, touching hearts everywhere he went. Tim was a proud member of the Green Cove Springs Elks Lodge 1892 for eight years. After earning much respect from his fellow lodge members, Tim was appointed Exalted Ruler of the Green Cove Springs Elks Lodge on April 2nd, 2022- a position he was immensely proud to fulfill.
Tim enjoyed playing golf, attending his grandson Easton’s ball games, spending time with friends and family, and traveling with Lynn. He will always be remembered for his love of people, good nature, and sharp sense of humor. He was a bright light to many and will be dearly missed.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Smith; father, John Smith; brothers, Bobby Jones and Charlie Jones; and best friend Geoff Snyder.
He was survived in death by his brothers, Fred Jones and Phil Smith; sister, Shirley Jones; his children, Carsen Smith and Marques Green, Colin Smith, Mechaila LaPointe, Mackenzie Miller, Mitchell Smith, Nicole Smith, Michael Smith; grandchildren, Easton Green, George LaPointe, Paisley Mackin Smith, Georgia Miller, and Camren Smith; partner, Lynn Elrod and numerous family and friends.
The family will receive friends for the celebration of Tim’s life at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 7, 2022 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.
A reception to follow will be held at Green Cove Springs Elks Lodge 1892, 702 S Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.
Contributions made to the family are greatly appreciated and will be applied to Tim’s Final Expenses. Donations can be delivered by cash or check to the funeral home as well as accepted via PayPal at paypal.me/InTimsMemory
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

Donald Edward Larson
Donald Edward Larson passed away March 24, 2022 after a long fight from cancer. Donald Spent 20 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1992. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wesley Larson in 2003. Donald is survived by his mother Winnie Sue, Rene the mother of his children, one daughter, Amy Clint, one son, Christopher (Linda), sister, Crystal Yates (David), two brothers James and Roger (Beth) and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Donald’s remains are interred in the National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

Albert “Butch” Delio
Albert “Butch” Delio, 78, of Orange Park, FL passed away April 23, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000 www.broadusraines.com

John M. Flynn
John M. Flynn, 70, of Orange Park, FL passed away April 30, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000 www.broadusraines.com