Obituaries 10/14/21


Anna Marie McNeish
Anna Marie McNeish passed away on September 28, 2021 in Middleburg, FL. She was the baby of 4 children born to Nora W. and Lloyd F. Kussmaul in Jacksonville FL. Anna and the love of her life, Christopher McNeish had just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in August. Anna had 4 children, Jeremiah, Kristi, Kevin, and Bryan. She was very proud of her 7 grandchildren. She loved crafting and made several quilts and crafts for her friends and family. She was also an excellent gardener with a very green thumb. Anna was a friend to many. She loved hummingbirds and her dogs, Marley and Nelson.
She was predeceased by her parents, survived by many nieces and nephews and good friends.
There will be a get together on Saturday, Oct 23rd at 2 p.m. at Middleburg United Methodist Church in Middleburg FL. Friends and family are cordially invited to come share memories of her. 

Jacob F. Coleman
Jacob F. Coleman was born in Central City, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1931. He had 6 Siblings with Jacob being the youngest. Jacob joined the Airforce in 1948 at the age of 17 after graduating High School. With his parent’s consent Jake was off to fight in the Korean War and received numerous medals for heroism. Later Jacob attended the prestigious Syracuse University in Upstate New York where he studied Russian and excelled in linguistics. He also studied German at Monterey Ca. Jacob was fluent in three languages: English, Russian and German. Jacob perused a Linguistic career in the Military and cherished his many years in Germany and Europe where he loved to travel, see the sights, consume the history and he especially enjoyed the cuisine. Jacob retired in San Antonio Texas on March 31st 1970 and moved to Orange Park Florida after accepting a position with the US Postal Service. Jacob loved Bowling, Baseball and especially Football.
Sgt. Jacob Fend Coleman served 21 years in the United States Airforce. Jacob is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Jean Thompson and his only Grandchild Brooke Lynne Benedit. Jake is survived by his wife Clarine Coleman, his amazing daughter Karen Lynne Benedit, his devoted son Larry Coleman, and his son in law’s William Thompson and Edward B. Benedit Jr.
A Limb has fallen from the family Tree that says Grieve not for me. Remember the Best Times, the Love, the song, the Good Life I lived when I was Strong.
The Funeral was held at Magnolia Cemetery of Orange Park on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. The Air Force Honor Guard will attend.

Alan Wayne Grimsley
Alan Wayne Grimsley, 57, of Middleburg, Florida passed from this life on October 3, 2021, with his loving wife of 36 years, by his side. He was born to Bobby and Betty Grimsley on November 19, 1963, in Fitzgerald, Ga.
He was in the first graduating class of Middleburg High, 1982 and was the first reigning Mr. Middleburg. It was there where he met his high school sweetheart, Melissa Harsey and they married in 1985. He proudly served in the United States Army, flying medivac during Desert Storm and hurricane Andrew.
Alan dedicated his life to serving his Lord and Savior. He served throughout his life in various servant leader roles such as mission trips, youth, and men’s ministry. He called Celebration Church Orange Park his home for the last 10 years. When he wasn’t cheering on his Georgia Dawgs, he was busy loving his wife, collecting stamps or “miniature works of art”, and squeezing in a nap whenever he could. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Grimsley. Survived by his wife, Melissa aka “Hot Stuff”, his “love trophies”- son Clint and daughter Lauren (Matthew), and his three grandchildren Jackson, Daniel and Elianna.
Visitation was held in the Broadus-Raines Chapel, on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 11a.m. at Celebration Church, Orange Park Campus.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tunnel to Towers.
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

Dr. Deborah Kay Bowman
Dr. Deborah Kay Bowman, age 66 of Middleburg, FL passed away on Friday September 3, 2021. She was born August 9, 1955 in El Paso, Texas.
Deborah was an educator who recently received her doctorate in ministry. She loved going to the beach and spending time with family and friends, but she is best remembered for her love of God, her friendship, and consistent prayer over people. She will be greatly missed.
A mother, daughter, sister and friend. Predeceased by her mother: Mary Ruth Skehan and step-father Howard Skehan. Deborah is survived by her son and her daughter Michaela; sisters Teresa, Tina, Charlotte and brother Jeff, step-siblings Joey, Jerry, Pamela, numerous nephews and nieces, and many other loving family members and friends. 
AMI held a celebration of life service for Deborah on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 1134 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. Colleagues, students and friends gathered from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friends are encouraged to share photos and other remembrances of Deborah.

Sue Fertig
Sue Fertig, 59, of Drs Inlet, FL passed away October 6, 2021.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Kay Eileen Fertig
Kay Eileen Fertig, 83, of Drs Inlet, FL passed away September 24, 2021.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

James Benjamin Gottlof
James Benjamin Gottlof 94, of Orange Park, FL passed away October 11, 2021.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

    Jason Allen Woodcock Sr.
10/11/1973 - 10/2/2021 Also known as “Coach Jason” “Big J” “J-Bird” Son of Allen Woodcock, Marie McKinney and Mike McKinney (stepfather).
Brother to Lisa Gronikowski and Judith Cass (deceased).  Step brother to Sue Beth Taylor. Father to Jason Allen Jr, Blane, Dylan, Tanner, and last but not least, Miranda Grace. Papa to 6 grandbabies: Braden, Brantley, Kawliga, Blake, Emmy and Amiyah. His passions were coaching, playing pool,  racing, Gator football, and his family and friends.
Jason was a lifelong resident of Middleburg, FL.