Obituaries 7/29/21


Helen McNeal Snellgrove Jarvies
Helen McNeal Snellgrove Jarvies passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday July 20th, 2021.
She was married to the love of her Life Harold (Louie) Jarvies who preceded her in Death on July 4th, 2021. She was born in Alabama and moved to Green Cove Springs Fl in the late 1950’s and raised her Family there. She was a housewife and homemaker and to her grandchildren ‘Maw Maw’ and to her Great Grandchildren Great Grandma. She was preceded in Death by her Children. James Wesley Snellgrove , Rick Snellgrove, and Janice Cummings . Grandchildren Derek Snellgrove Denny and April Erskine, Renee Limbeck and D.J. Snellgrove . Son InLaws Charlie Padgett and Don Merritt and Daughter InLaw Ginger Snellgrove. Her Sisters Dorothy Homes and Eddie Bea Henderson and one brother Charles Eldridge (Billy) McNeal. She is survived by Children, Charles Snellgrove (Launa), Donald Snellgrove, Annette Padgett and Branda Merritt. 13 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren and 19 Great Great Grandchildren. Brother Charles McNeal (Martha) and sister Ollie Mae Hatcher. Two sisters in Laws Arlene Hagin and Pat Warner. Her niece Judy Johnson (Daniel) and Mary Lynn and Donnie Roberts, Harold and Linda Hatcher whom she loved like family. She loved to travel with her Husband, working puzzles, Ceramics and working in her Flowerbeds. Her Family was always the center of her life and she enjoyed each new addition to the family. She will be remembered for being the most Loving person you could ever meet and Loving the Lord and praying for her family. She will be greatly missed but we know there was a great homecoming in heaven and a joy to be reunited with all who have gone before her.
The family received friends from 10 m-11pm in the Broadus-Raines Chapel on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The funeral service follwed at 11a.m. Interment followed the funeral service at Hickory Grove Cemetery. 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

David Alan Luke
David Alan Luke, of Middleburg, went to be with the LORD on July, 23, 2021, at the age of 66. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. David was a, nearly, lifelong resident of Clay County.
He spent his career around the area’s waterways building docks and bulkheads. Most importantly, he had a passionate heart for Jesus, and was always willing to share his relationship with his Savior with anyone who asked. He is survived by his wife Toni, mother Anne, his sister Sandra, and his brothers Joey and Sam. In addition, he leaves a legacy that includes his 5 children: Nick, Anthony, Chris, Jenneffer, and Kim, their spouses: Heather Stacy, Rebecca, Patrick, and Daniel.
That legacy further includes 15 grandchildren: Nathan, Taylor, Alexia, Zachary, Seth, Desire’, Evan, Eva, Lily, Haylie, Josiah, Alex, Phoenix, Lucian and Joey and 2 great grandchildren: Chase and Everly. While he is already dearly missed, we take great comfort that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that this is not “goodbye,” it is simply “until we meet again.”

Wallace Hunt Dickson
Wallace Hunt Dickson, Wally, age 86
passed away peacefully at his home on Black Creek, Friday, July 23, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of his life for family and friends was held on Monday, July 26 at 11a.m. at his home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Clay County.
Mr. Dickson was born on February, 20, 1935 in Jacksonville, Florida. He remained in the greater Jacksonville area until the early 1960s when he moved his family to Clay County. Clay County became his home. Wally raised his family in Clay County and was a very involved member of the community and an advocate for children’s sports.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, James L. Dickson and Edwin Dickson. All three brothers bravely served as United States Marines. He is survived by his wife, Pauline L. Dickson, his children, W. Keith Dickson (Laura), Mark Dickson (Valerie), Don Dickson, Sherry Miller (Jeff), Candace Wilson (Bob), Curtis Wells (Karen), Craig Wells (Galianna),13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, his sisters, Margaret Kelly and Rachel Mathis.
Wally entered the United States Marine Corp on February 25, 1952 at the age of 17 and served for three years. During active duty he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the UN Service Medal. After leaving the Marine Corp he transitioned to the Civil Service and worked his entire career as an Aviation Technician expert at NAS Jacksonville, a branch of NADEP. Wally retired after 33 years of service.
As an adult, Wally was instrumental in establishing the Pop Warner football program in Orange Park. He served many years as a coach for football as well as Little League baseball, touching the lives of countless children. Fondly remembered as “Coach” to this day many of them speak about their great memories of Coach and the things he taught them.
Wally also actively supported his wife’s, Pauline, interest in art and was very creative himself. At his beloved home on Black Creek, Wally created an oasis for family and friends. The get togethers were always memorable and everyone was always included. Family get togethers at Christmas, birthdays, or Father’s Day were extra special and will be missed. No job was too big or too small for Wally to tackle. He taught himself how to do many things and projects were always completed to perfection.
Wally was loving and big hearted. He loved his wife, family, and friends and he will be missed.
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Mary H. Johnson
Mary H. Johnson, 92, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away on Wednesday July, 21, 2021.
She was born the daughter of the late Alexander and Dorothy Hewlett.
Mary is preceded by her parents, along with her husband, Lennox A. Johnson; son, Lennox Johnson, Jr.; brother, Louis Hewlett; and grandson, David Johnson.
She is survived by sons, Robert (Eileen) Johnson of Alamosa, Colorado, and Richard (Regina) Johnson of Florence, SC; daughter-in-law, Vicki Johnson of Waldorf, Maryland; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Florence Baptist Temple Chapel with the service being held at 2 pm.
Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
The family will also receive friends from 11 a.m. – Noon Friday, July 30, 2021 at Lake Asbury Baptist Church, 2674 Henley Road, Green Cove Springs, FL with the service there to follow at 12:00 noon at the church. Please sign the tribute wall for the family at 

Gerald William Ramos
Gerald William Ramos passed away on July 11, 2021. 
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Carolyn Landert Brantley
Carolyn Landert Brantley, age 79, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away on June 22, 2021 at Haven Hospice Hospital, Orange Park. She was proceeded in death by her mother Mildred Landert and her husband Raymond Brantley. She is survived by two daughters, Janine Howard (Robert), and Lisa Whitehead. She had four grandchildren, Justin, Charisa, Michael and Raina as well as nine great grandchildren. She retired from Crowley Maritime and was a faithful member and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Orange Park. Her family will lay her to rest in her home town of Hazelwood, North Carolina. She will be missed but not forgotten by all who knew her.


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