Obituaries 4/18/19

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Judith Marie Davies
Judith Marie Davies, 74, of Penney Farms, FL died April 10, 2019, peacefully at her home after a decade courageously fighting a rare neurological illness (Pure Autonomic Failure).
Born to Ralph H. Camping and Cora (Bakker) Camping on February 14, 1945 on a dairy in Artesia, CA, she graduated from Bellflower Christian Grade Schools and Mayfair High School in Lakewood, CA. In 1966 she earned her B.A. degree in Education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, before entering the teaching force to teach high school and middle school English and music in public and Christian schools in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, and Ontario, Canada. She married Mark A. Davies in 1966 in Holland, MI and after Mark’s ordination into the Christian ministry she worked alongside her husband in Christian Reformed Churches in Minnesota, South Dakota, New York, Michigan, Florida, Washington State, and Ontario, Canada serving as educator, church organist, choir director, VBS director, and prayer minister.
She was a member and officer of school boards in New York and Michigan. While teaching Community Education in Holland, MI she was named “Most Outstanding Teacher – 1991”; she was also nominated as “Most Outstanding Junior Educator” of 1971 in Upper Dublin, PA. A piano and organ accompanist par excellence, Judy taught music lessons for many years, and had an unusual gift for helping children’s choirs to sing with excellence and perform in outstanding church musicals and plays. With Mark after their retirement she co-taught Friendship Classes, a ministry to multiply-handicapped adults, for five years in Lynden, WA, before their move to Penney Retirement Community in Florida in July, 2019.
Judy ‘s many creative gifts found expression in her musical composition and performance, flower gardening (she especially loved blue morning glories), and her amazing Fabric Art creations of flowers, felt play houses and other children’s toys, jewelry purses and other beautiful things.
Judy is survived by her husband Mark of Penney Farms, and by their three daughters and families: Sarah and Alex Costa and their children Paul and Christina, of Union, NJ; Monica and Justin Lewis and their children Shenan and David, of Coronado, CA; and Laura and Joe Newhouse and their four children Rose, Will, Claire and Luke, of Broken Arrow, OK. She is also survived by her sister Bev and her brother Cal/Betty.
She was preceded in death by her parents and elder sister Linda Veldhuis of Ontario, CA, and niece Jody Veldhuis and nephew Ricky Veldhuis.
Funeral services of Thanksgiving will be held at the Penney Memorial Church in Penney Farms, FL on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM, with The Rev. Dr. Sid Rooy officiating. A reception in the McCormick Hall Fellowship Room will be held after the service. Internment will take place later in the Penney Retirement Center Cemetery Columbarium. Donations of flowers may be sent to Penney Memorial Church in Penney Farms, and/or donations sent to Friendship Ministries, 2215 29th Street SE Ste B6, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (friendship.org/donate); or to Mobility Worldwide, P.O. Box 919, Penney Farms, FL 32079 (PETPFMW@gmail.com).
Please sign the online guest book at www.broadusraines.com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Jane Patricia Gollmyer
Jane Patricia Gollmyer, 77, on Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 walked with God. She was born on May 2, 1941 in Hockessin, Delaware to August A. Antoine Sr. and his wife Isabella C. (O’Brien).
She was 1 of 12 children: 6 boys and 6 girls. She is preceded in death by all her brothers: Charles, Leon, Joe, Teddy, August Jr., Jimmy and her sisters: Marie, Isabelle and Ann. She leaves behind 2 loving sisters: Camille Clark and Terese Curran.
She married her longtime friend and love, Robert E. Gollmyer. They were married 38 years. Jane was a dedicated homemaker and mother, first and foremost a mother. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them.
She is the loving and devoted mother to Veronica Szoke (John), Cecelia Haddock (Keith) and Monica Garcia (Robert). She is also survived by her husband’s children: Allen Gollmyer (Aurora) and Teresa Dennis (Neil). She especially loved the roll of grandma and great grandmother. Her daughters gave her 6 loving grandchildren: David, Jennifer, Jessica, Brittany, Erica and Hunter. To add to her love: Valliere, Alan Jr., Christine, McKenzie and Dylan. She has 7 great grandchildren.
She enjoyed traveling across the United States and Canada with her camper and boat in tow. She went off the beaten path, a lover of nature. She loved to bass fish even joining the fishing tournaments. She told no fish tales-she simply got them all. She loved life and lived it well. We all needed her here, but God needed her more. She will be greatly missed and loved by all.
A visitation will be held 6-8 PM, Monday, April 22, 2019 at Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL.
Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 1649 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park. Concluding the service the reception will be held.
Please leave words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

James G. Santo
James G. Santo, 78, of Middleburg, FL, passed away April 11, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Delbert G. White
Delbert G. White, 77, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away April 11, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Willie C. Stovall
Willie C. Stovall passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Gay Mays
Gay Mays, 80, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away April 12, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Audrey H. Freeman
Audrey H. Freeman, 85, passed away Monday April 15th surrounded by family at McGraw Hospice Center in Jacksonville.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ralph D. Freeman in 2017.
She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Freeman Colter of Jacksonville and her husband Greg, and her son, Ralph D. Freeman Jr. of Jacksonville Beach and the love of his life Valerie Alexander.
Audrey is also survived by her brothers William Hodge in Santa Rosa FL and Calvin Hodge and family in Chesapeake, VA.
Audrey was a secretary at N.A.T.T.C. NAS JAX and then helped Ralph operate Freeman’s Mini Golf and Freeman’s Bicycle Shop in the 60’s and 70’s in OP.  Audrey was very involved and President of the OP Lion’s Club and a member of Orange Park Baptist Church.
Following a move to Albany, GA in 1977 she was involved in the church and garden club. Upon their return to Jacksonville in 1996 following a flood disaster she was very involved in Neptune Beach Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, gardening and crafts.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 3pm at Neptune Baptist Church, 407 Third Street, Neptune Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Jeffrey S. Breh

Jeffrey S. Breh, 59,  of Green Cove Springs, passed away April 10, 2019. 
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

Nick Riordan

Nick Riordan, 28, of Neptune Beach, FL, passed away April 12, 2019 Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Walter Anthony Soderholm

Walter Anthony Soderholm, 75, a longtime resident of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was born on July 27, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Walter and Ethel Soderholm. Tony, as his friends and family knew him, was known as a wisecracking smartass who would give the shirt off his back without hesitation! He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Sandra Pope and Judith Soderholm. He is survived by his daughter, Nicki Soderholm, a sister and brother, Janet Earle and David Soderholm, and several nieces and nephews.

Please sign the online guest book at www.broadusraines.com  Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

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