Obituaries 1/31/19

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Robert Perreault Hoff
Robert Perreault Hoff, age 55, departed this earthly realm and joined his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 20, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on December 9, 1963 in Lemoore, California to the late Michael and Mary Hoff.
Robert graduated high school from St. Johns Country Day in Orange Park, Fla. where he excelled in soccer, and helped his team capture two state championships. His love for soccer continued at Mercer University for two years before transferring to Florida State University, where he graduated with a degree in business.
Upon moving back to Orange Park, Robert obtained his MBA from the University of North Florida. He started a career in banking with Barnett Bank, but set his eyes on becoming an FBI agent. In 1989, Robert was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer, so severe the doctors’ gave him six months to live. He had others plans – living a very active life filled with trips to such places as Russia, Alaska, Hawaii, Ireland and the Holy Land. Robert also became very active in the church, which included volunteer work in the soup kitchen at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Jacksonville, where he attended Mass. Robert lived his last days in hospice under the careful watch of his brother Charles and a truly incredible group of nurses and caregivers. He was awake and alert to the end, with his family around him and his favorite music in the air. Rest easy, brother, leave your pain and suffering behind you, and know that you will be truly missed by all who knew and loved you.
Robert was preceded by his mother, Mary Helen Hoff, and his father, Michael George Hoff. Robert is survived by his sister, Suzanne; his brothers Michael, Charles, and Joseph; and eleven nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following organizations: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105; St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1649 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073; Basilica of the Immaculate Conception,121 East Duval St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32202. Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta, Ga.

Doran ‘Chip’ Dean Yelton, II

Doran (Chip) Dean Yelton, II passed away peacefully in his sleep January 27, at Noon surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his beloved girlfriend Holly Doucette, his sons Lewis Taylor Yelton, Andrew Garrett Yelton, his mother Eleanor Yelton Blackmon, his siblings Leland (Twig) Marshall Yelton and David (Woody) Brentwood Yelton, Holly Yelton, brother in law Roy Paul Miller, his nephew Christian Marshall Yelton, his niece Lucy Doran Yelton and nephew Samuel Brentwood Yelton.
He was born in Maryville, Tennessee on July 6, 1955. He graduated from The Bolles School and Delta State University in Mississippi. He owned and operated the largest marine contracting company in St. Johns County, Yelton Construction Company.
He was known for his vibrant and loving personality. He was always there to help others and never met a stranger. He lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, water skiing diving, snowboarding, hunting and had an adventurous spirit. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all that knew him.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the local St. Augustine Humane Society, P.O. Box 133, St. Augustine, Fla. 32085.
A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Craig Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Anastasia Baptist Church with reception that followed. Burial was on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Craig Memorial Park.
Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Jeanette Gainey
Gloria Jeanette Gainey, 86, was born on May 27, 1932 in Argyle, Kentucky. She was the daughter of William (Mack) McKinley and Hazel Watson Ralston.
She went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2019 in Fleming Island, Fla. surrounded by her family.
Gloria attended Berea College Preperatory School and graduated fromf Eastern Kentucky University, with a Teaching Degree. Gloria taught school for over 30 years in Clay County, mostly second grade at Charles E. Bennett Elementary School in Green Cove Springs. She had a love and passion for teaching and spent countless hours making sure her students had all the necessary tools and skills to achieve success in life, and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.
Gloria loved her Lord and was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Green Cove Springs, Fla. and taught Sunday School for many years.
Gloria was predeceased by her parents; her brother, William McKinley Ralston, Jr. and his wife Juanita Ralston. Gloria is survived by two sons, Charleton Kevin Gainey and his wife Kathryn, and Christopher Keith Gainey and his wife, Kyra; four grandchildren, Jimmy, Christopher, Patrick and Collin, as well as many other loving family members and friends.
Graveside services will be held Privately. The family invited friends to gather with them Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in the chapel at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, Fla. from 1 -2 p.m. Gloria touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations in Gloria’s name be made to the American Cancer Society.

Billie Gayle Constant
Billie Gayle Constant, 38 of Middleburg, Fla. passed away January 19, 2019.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com.


Shirley Baker
Shirley Baker, 79, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away January 22, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.


Margaret W. Carr

Margaret W. Carr, 97, of Orange Park, Fla,, passed away January 25, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.


John ‘Bob’ Juliana
John “Bob” Juliana, 75, of Middleburg, Fla., passed away January 28, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.


Susan Elaine Layfield Cooper
Susan Elaine Layfield Cooper, 65, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away January 26, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.







Michael C. Short, 60,
of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away January 26, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Darlene Bernice Hill, 74,
of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away January 25, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

C.A. “Al” Marshall, 86,
of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away January 22, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Ms. Ruthie F. Stokes, 81
of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019. 
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Sylvia C. Smith, 94,
of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away January 28, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


Dorothy Jean Speights, 75 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away January 23, 2019
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 904-284-7720
www.RHRFH.com

Jacob Harwell Baker

Jacob Harwell Baker of Middleburg, Fl. passed the weekend of January 26, 2019.  Jacob was born on November 19, 1991 to loving parents, Andrew K Baker (Deceased) and Tina Hacker Baker and a brother, Andrew (Drew) K. Baker II.  Jacob graduated from Middleburg High School in June of 2010 where he excelled in soccer. He attended St. Johns River College earning an Associate Degree and was actively pursuing his BS at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

            Jacob will be missed by his mother, his brother Drew (Deanna) Baker, niece Alice and nephew Andy. Jacob leaves behind his grandparents, Charles and Loretta Baker of WVa; grandmother, Mary Hacker of Middleburg; Aunt, Amy (Ken) Ellenburg, Uncles, Phil (Sonya) Hacker, Thomas Hacker, Greg (Tammy) Hacker, Jeff (Cindy) Baker, Doug Baker, and Jason (Regina) Baker.  Jacob is preceded in death by his father Andy and his grandfather, Claude Hacker.

            Jacob’s life was blessed by many friendships though his short life.  He also leaves behind his faithful friend, Choby.

            His service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11 am located in the Middleburg United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. A gathering of family and friends will be held prior to the service at 10 am. Interment will follow in the cemetery. All guests are invited to have lunch and fellowship with the Baker Family in the Family Life Center.

 

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