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Obituaries 5/11/23


Louis Ed ‘Rain Bird’ Anderson

Louis Ed “Rain Bird” Anderson, a loving father and cherished individual, passed away on February 18, 2023. Born on August 27, 1954, Louis was also known as Rain Bird but preferred to be called Ed.
 Ed’s life was an emblem of strength and resilience, and he was an inspiration to many who knew him. A generous spirit,
Louis left a profound impact on those around him.
 He is survived by his daughter, Kate Anderson, son Eddie Anderson, daughter Mabel Anderson, son Robert Anderson, son James Anderson and daughter Ruth Anderson, sisters, Kathy Gates and Debbie Rasar, brother, Curtis Anderson, and his stepmother, who raised him from a young age, Terry Hindman. They will continue to honor his legacy and keep his memory alive.
 May Louis “Rain Bird” Anderson rest in peace, knowing his love and devotion will live on through his loved ones.

Myrle Jean Hodges Masters
Myrle was born in Jacksonville, FL on September 20th, 1929 to parents Herman and Myrtle Hodges and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. She married Francis Leo “Son” Masters, and they raised their family starting first in Jacksonville, then in nearby Green Cove Springs, FL. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family following a brief illness on Sunday, April 30, 2023.
Myrle was predeceased by her parents and husband, as well as her brother, Buddy Hodges. She is survived by her children, Steve Masters (Debbie) of Big Pine Key, FL, Joni Suggs (Roger) of Green Cove Springs, FL and Julie Masters Suggs (Terry) of East Palatka, FL, granddaughter Kelli Kaufman (Aaron) and grandson, Jay Crossley. She is also survived by her sister, Gayle Masters and brother George “Randy” Hodges (Edi), all of Green Cove Springs, and two dear great grandsons, Kellan and Kole, along with many special cousins, nieces and nephews.
Myrle focused her life on her family, and loved to cook and feed anyone who visited her home. She especially loved talking about her family and telling stories about older generation relatives. She has kept her family’s history alive by passing these down to younger family members. While raising her own children in Jacksonville, Myrle had an in-home daycare and helped raise and love many children. Myrle also had a long and fulfilling career in real estate, working with Watson Realty in Orange Park, FL after her move to Green Cove Springs.
Services were held Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Grace Fellowship Church located at 2400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center 6400 St. Johns Avenue Palatka FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Myrle’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

Roy J. Dodgen
Roy J. Dodgen, Jr., 81, of Middleburg, FL, passed away May 7, 2023
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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.

Charles “Ollie” Huggins
Charles “Ollie” Huggins, 76, of Middleburg, FL passed away May 8, 2023
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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