Obituaries 9/9/21


Gary Lee Summers
Gary Lee Summers was a caring son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He left this world suddenly at the age of 67 on August 4, 2021. Gary is survived by his children Christina, Gary, Lauren, Brittany, and Christian and grandchildren Hunter, Lillian, Xavier, Lucille, Abigail, and Brooke, mother Lindyll, brother David, and sister Karen.
Gary was born to Paul and Lindyll Summers on June 23, 1954. He spent his younger years in Pennsylvania before he moved to Florida with his family. Gary was a proud member of the Boy Scouts. He was an athlete who ran track and cross country, played baseball and football and was a member of the chess club at Orange Park High School where he graduated in 1972. Gary went on to work many years in the tape, label and packaging industry as an ambitious and hardworking salesman. He was a man of honesty and integrity.
Gary loved the Lord, he was devoted Christian who read his bible daily. Gary was a generous man that was willing to help anyone out and contributed to a variety of charitable organizations. He was proud to be an American. Gary was the life of the party! He always had interesting and comical stories to share from watermelon mishaps to taking adventurous detours that he called “shortcuts”, through his humor and infectious laughter these tales would come alive. You could always count on him to support his favorite teams on game day from the Florida Gators, Jacksonville Jaguars, to the Tampa Bay Rays; he was their number 1 fan.
One thing Gary loved even more than sports was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and was always cheerful at family gatherings. He had a smile that could light up a room and his brightness shone in the lives of everyone he came into contact with. Gary will be sorely missed by those he left behind but he will be remembered for his passion for sports, his unshakeable faith, and his love and devotion for his family.
A closed memorial service was
scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on September 4, 2021 at River Christian Church in Fleming Island. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charitable organization on his behalf.

E. Jack Singleton, Jr.
E. Jack Singleton, Jr., 86, of Middleburg, FL passed away on August 28, 2021. 
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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

Donald Cook
Donald Cook, 36, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away August 25, 2021
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Debra Ownby
 Debra Ownby, 61, of Green Cove Springs, FL went to be with the Lord peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2021.  She was born on July 22, 1960 and was a lifelong resident of Green Cove Springs.  
 Debra was a devoted wife, mother, grams, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.  She enjoyed cooking, crafting, decorating, going to the beach and all the girls trips.  Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
 She is predeceased by her brother, Tony Barber. Debra is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Bryan Ownby; her sons, Scott Ownby (Laura) and Chad Ownby (Nicole); five grandchildren, Braxton, Kiley, Landon, Jenna and Karsen; her mother, Carolyn Piccalo (Jack); father, Clyde Barber (Lawanda); two sisters, Sheryl Hartzog (Allen) and Theresa Petty (Randy); two aunts, Gwen Castelli (Buzz) and Susan Casey (David); nephews, Kyle, Brandon, Travis, Austin; her niece, Katie; as well as many more close family and friends. 
 Visitation with the family was Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Russell Haven of Rest. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Russell Haven of Rest with Father Luke McLoughlin officiating. Graveside services to follow at Penney Farms Cemetery.
 For friends and family who are unable to attend the service in person you are welcomed to be a part of the service by joining via zoom. The zoom Meeting ID 854 298 7082 PIN VR7h4z (case sensitive). For friends and family who are unable to attend the service, you may send a request through Facebook to join “In Remembrance of Debbie.”
Please send the request to join the closed group to “Katie Nichole” to view the live stream.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

Jerald Keith Griffis
Jerald Keith Griffis, 72, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away August 28, 2021.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Cassidy Jane Mongeon
In Loving Memory Cassidy Jane Mongeon 9-4-1997 - 4-10-2021. You should be celebrating your 24th birthday with us today. Cassidy, thinking of all the cherished memories and the ways you helped make a difference in the world. We continue to fight for justice for you and bring awareness to the devastating effects of hit and run drivers.  Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. WE LOVE YOU! Momma, Dad, Patrick, Chris, and Maggie                                                                  
Twila K. Nichols (Cadman)
Twila K Nichols was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and landlord. She left this world on August 31, 2021, at age 82.
Twila is survived by her daughter Cindy K. McCammon; son Kenneth M. Nichols; grandchildren Twila M. Buckner and Daniel P. Stratton (Ashley); seven great-grandchildren Taj R. Buckner, Mario P. Buckner, Arsen J. Buckner, Gabriela M. Earl, Nicholas M. Stratton, Kassidy B. Stratton and Hailey R. Alilio; sister Elaine Fehrenbacher; sister-in-law and dear friend Jean Nichols.
Twila is preceded in death by her parents James H. and Ila F. Cadman; husband Derl Ernest Nichols; brothers James Cadman, Harold Cadman Jr., Phillip Cadman and Paul Cadman; sisters Barbara Ervin and Jean Astle; and grandson Kenneth Mark Nichols II.Twila was a devoted wife of Derl Nichols for 44 years until his passing October 14, 2002. She loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family. She was a long-time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church beginning her membership in Brunswick Maine November 29, 1964 and continuing her membership at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jacksonville Fl since 1983. All who knew her loved her. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Good Shepard Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6551 Argyle Forest Blvd. Jacksonville Fl 32244 with Pastor Newlin Schafer officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in the Garden of Last Supper.

Frank F. Hogarth
passed away in the Belleair Health Care Center, Clearwater FL after a long illness. He was born in Providence RI to A. Louise (Jewell) Hogarth and Frank J. Coxon and is survived by two children: Christina Hogarth of St. Petersburg FL and Matthew (Teresa) Hogarth of Charlotte NC, four grandchildren, one great grandson, and seven step-grandchildren. After graduating from Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg, Frank enlisted in the Navy and rose to the rank of E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer, serving as a supervisory aircraft mechanic on the USS Enterprise, USS Bonhomme Richard, and USS Independence during the Vietnam war. After retiring from the military in 1982, he started his own business as a CPA in Orange Park FL and later moved to St. Petersburg in 2011. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, following a private graveside service.

Roger Keith Dalen
of Green Cove Springs, FL, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the age of 78. Roger passed away after battling Covid-19 for several weeks.
Roger was born on June 6, 1943, in Minot, ND, in the middle of a snow blizzard, to father Maurice F. Dalen and mother Beatrice Skogen Dalen. Roger was the youngest of five children, and was raised in Parshall, ND and Sawyer, ND, before settling in Granville, ND.
Roger attended the Granville school until 1961 when he enlisted in the Navy. He was given a medical discharge later that year and returned to work as an auto mechanic for Firestone until 1968.
In February 1963 Roger married Marion Woodall in Minot, ND.
Although Roger was originally trained and worked as an Auto Mechanic for Firestone Inc. in 1968, he moved his family from Minot ND to Orlando, FL to become a commercial electrician. Roger was highly skilled and well respected in his trade. He retired from Kim’s Electric in Jacksonville, FL in 2010.
Roger was an engaged Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather who enjoyed attending his children’s and grand children’s activities and sporting events. He was always there to help family or a neighbor in need, and was a Mr. Fixit for his family and friends. Roger also enjoyed, as a hobby, restoring late model cars.
Roger was an honest, hard working, self made man, with many talents and a servant’s heart that will be sorely missed by all.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, by his brothers Douglas Dalen and Jim Dalen, and sister Larraine Dalen, and his daughters Mary Beth and Karen. He is survived by his wife Marion Woodall Dalen; brother Larry Dalen; children Brian Dalen, Kevin Dalen and Lori Dalen Mason; grandchildren Sean Mason, Nicole Mason, Kayla Dalen, Noah Dalen, Daniel Dalen, Timothy Dalen, Alexis Dalen, Luke Dalen, Sophia Dalen, Jeff Howard, Jodie Tibbetts, Ryan Tibbetts, Stephanie Tibbetts; and great-grandson Sawyer Mason, great-grand daughters Jacqueline and Paisley Howard, and Ryleigh and Cameron Tibbetts.
A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 3 pm, in the Broadus-Raines Chapel. All are invited to attend.
People wishing to honor Roger’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations to the St. Judes’s Childrens Hospital.

Judy Williamson

Judy Williamson, 76, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away August 23, 2021
BROADUS-RAINES FUNERAL HOME, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


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