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Obituaries 7/28/22


Margaret (Post) Hopkins
Mrs. Margaret (Post) Hopkins, 92 of Green Cove Springs, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022 peacefully at her home with her family at her side. Mrs. Hopkins was born June 9, 1930 in Carrolton County, Georgia to parents Hershel V. and Ruby P. (Robertson) Post. In her free time, Margaret enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Douglas Hopkins and her granddaughter, Amy Lynn Wertz.
Survivors are her children, Revonda Beasley (George) of North Carolina, Deborah Wilcox (John) of Jacksonville, Charlotte “Sam” Wertz of Green Cove Springs, Paran Hopkins (the late Bonnie) of Oviedo, and brother, Zachary Post (Joan) of Penney Farms. She was lovingly called “Memaw” by her grandchildren, Paran A., Oren, Julianne, Adam, Tara, Colin, Jessie, Cassidy, Zachary, and her 2 great grandchildren, Jayden and Kylee.
The family held a visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in the Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs. Burial was private at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696. www.helmgallagherfh.com

Kirk Lyle Shearer
Kirk Lyle Shearer of Middleburg, FL passed peacefully in his home on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at age 63. Kirk was born in Arlington Heights, IL on March 5, 1959.
Kirk is survived by his ex-wife, Angela “Angie” Marian (Born) Shearer of Middleburg, FL; grandson, Kaleb William Shearer of Fleming Island, FL; sister, Sheri Laughinghouse (Charles) of Emerald Isle, NC; brother, Drew Shearer (Kim) of Blythewood, SC; brother, Dirk Shearer (Trish) of Covington, GA; and sister, Sonia Henderson of Fort Wayne, IN.
Kirk was preceded in death by his father, William Oscar (2010); his mother, Marianne (Taylor) Shearer (2012); his younger son, Kolton Thomas (2016), and his older son, Kynan William (2021).
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Joann Green
Joann Green, 79, of Middleburg, Florida passed away July 21, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 904-284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Ann Corlew
Ann Richards Corlew passed away on July 7, 2022. To many she was known as “Mustang Annie,” having a longtime love of driving her red Mustang around her hometown in Keystone Heights, Florida.
Ann was a gifted seamstress and was well known in the church community for using her creations for charity fundraising events. She loved to make stuffed rabbits and bears and sew vintage style clothing for them. By the time she was done with them they would be dressed to the nines in beautiful handmade cloths of lace, velvet and tiny pearl jewelry. Today, her beloved great grandchildren still have a collection of those beautiful stuffed animals.
Ann was a health enthusiast and loved to walk even in her 90’s but her real love was her bike. At age 64, after many months of training, Ann rode and finished the MS 150 mile bikeathon, tailed by her loving second husband, Bill Corlew, the entire way in his pickup truck. He was her biggest fan.
She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed hosting dinner parties for her lakefront neighbors. She was known for her tacos, hand stuffed devil crabs, and her families’ favorite chicken and dumplings.
Ann had a great sense of humor, which she maintained got her through life’s difficult times. She said it was a choice to dwell on things or choose to be happy. “No one ever wants to be around a crabby old person”, she used to say. She was a caregiver to the first female mayor of Keystone Heights, Florida, who told her she was the kindest person she ever knew. Her doctor too could attest to Ann’s good nature and told her she was a ‘tough old broad’ and she was very proud of that. With her sense of humor and a lifetime of immaculate oral care, she would want everyone to know that she took her teeth with her. Happy trails Mustang Annie- Rest In Peace.
She is survived by her son Scott Perritt, daughter Suzanne Perritt-Cravey, son-law Randy Cravey, grandsons John Henry Perritt and Jacob Perritt-Cravey and wife Chelsie Papiez, and great grandchildren Ellinor Rain Cravey and Baker Florencio Cravey. She was preceded in death by her second husband Bill Corlew, first husband John M. Perritt, Sr. and oldest son John M. Perritt, Jr.