Obituaries 4/26/18

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Diane Belford
Diane Belford, 76, of Middleburg, passed away April 16, 2018.  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

Antoinette Coss
Antoinette Coss, 95, of Middleburg, passed away April 18, 2018.  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

Linda Darlene Roy
Linda Darlene Roy, 73, of Jacksonville, FL passed away April 18, 2018 Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043
904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Donald Noble Scofield
Donald Noble Scofield, 87, of Penney Farms, FL, passed away April 18, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Linda Ann Peters
Linda Ann Peters, 66 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away April 22, 2018 Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Debra Ann Griffin
Debra Ann Griffin, 61, of St. Augustine, FL, passed away April 23, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Thomas Henry Robertson
Thomas Henry Robertson, 82, died April 15 at home in Green Cove Springs, FL after a short illness. Tom was born in Cleveland, grew up in Rocky River, Westlake and graduated from Avon Lake High School where he was a member of the marching band. He had worked since he was 12 years old, starting his own lawn service in high school, and worked with his father at a Cleveland concrete company. After serving in the U.S. Army as a radio specialist in Germany, he was on the team that developed acoustic ceiling tile at Donn Products. He attended the police academy at Lorain County Community College and served on the Avon Police Department and then the Avon Lake Police Department (known as Robby) for 25 years. He was a member of the first Avon Lake Police Dive Team, part of the Marine Patrol, a motorcycle officer, and for a short time was the forensic photographer. He served as the Safety Town officer and retired at the rank of lieutenant of Avon Lake Police in May 1989. He was a great mentor to anyone he knew. Tom was an avid boater and fisherman on Lake Erie, and was a member of the local British car club – he and Carol could be seen touring around in their orange MG. After retiring to St. Augustine, he and his wife Carol found the mountains of North Carolina more suitable and moved to Franklin where he was president of the local photography club and volunteered at the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. A jack-of-all-trades, he loved tinkering with electronics, hiking, painting – there wasn’t a thing he couldn’t fix, and if the part was unavailable he made it. Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol (Sanders); daughters, Gretchen (Daniel) Shimola of Avon, Tracy Robertson-Miller of Avon, Kelly Robertson of Fleming Island, Fla., and Lori (Tom) Buckhalter of St. Augustine; grandchildren, Jennifer, Blake, and Devin Shimola, Justin and Benjamin Miller, Sammy Chancy and Kristina and Emily Buckhalter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gertrude (nee Lehocky) Robertson; sister, Eileen and brothers James and David. A private family memorial will be held later. Arrangements are under the care of St. Johns Family Funeral Home.

Tiny Eileen Nulty

Tiny Eileen Nulty passed away peacefully at her home in Orange Park on April 16, 2018 at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, William Harry Nulty, who passed away a few weeks earlier on March 23, 2018. Tiny was born September 20th, 1933 in New York City, the daughter of Hertha and Otto Meier and a surprise twin sister to brother Otto. Tiny was named after Baroness Tiny von Blume, a member of German royalty and an acquaintance of Hertha’s family in Germany. Tiny weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces at birth and often joked that her name was a result of her parents stunned to have twins and hastily naming her because of her small birth size. Tiny and her family were visiting Germany in September 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Her family had to take a roundabout path through several countries in order to make it safely back to the United States. Tiny grew up in Woodridge, New Jersey, was a cheerleader in high school and college and very active in numerous sports. She became a canoe and water sports expert while attending summer camp each year in Bear Mountain State Park in New York, where she first met her future husband William. Tiny graduated from Trenton State Teacher’s College in 1955 and traveled extensively throughout Europe before beginning her career as a junior high and high school physical education teacher. With the pay from her first teaching job Tiny purchased a 1955 Mercury coupe, earning her the nickname “hot rod Meier”. Before retiring, she continued to substitute teach for many years. Tiny was a devoted wife of a career United States Marine Corps officer, managing the family during her husband’s overseas tours of duties and coordinating the various family moves as William was stationed to various posts around the world. She enjoyed helping with and rarely missed any of her kid’s sports events, concerts or activities, and loved traveling around Florida and the southeast with her husband watching her six grandchildren compete in various sporting activities. Of all her roles she was most proud of being Grandma Tiny.
Nulty is survived by her sons William (Marietta, Georgia), Scott (St Johns, Florida), and daughter Jill Kelley (Orange Park); six grandchildren including Chris, Cameron, Sheridan, Kyle, Rachel, and Will, and one great grandchild, Mallory. Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Tiny’s name to Parkinson’s Research via The Michael J. Fox Foundation www.michaeljfox.org
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Linda Shedd Knowles

Linda Shedd Knowles, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Orange Park, FL. She was born April 20, 1951, in Orange Park, FL to John Richard and Barbara (Robinson) Shedd. She was a graduate of Clay High School. Linda enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She loved gathering with her friends and neighbors, taking care of her family, and working in her yard taking care of her flowers. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and best friend that will be missed by all who knew her. Linda is preceded in death by her parents; and her three brothers, Raymond Shedd, Ray Shedd, and Steve Shedd. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Eddie Eugene Knowles; son, Eric Eugene Knowles; brother, Lloyd (Peggy) Shedd of Foley, AL; sister, Pamelia (Willys) Shedd Gerald of Readyville, TN; and many precious nieces and nephews. Family, friends and other lives she touched are invited to celebrate the beautiful person she was for a memorial service; it will be held at 3:00 pm, May 12, 2018 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Dr. Tim McDaniel officiating. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000


Mr. Robert Earlie “Robbie” Dugger
Mr. Robert Earlie “Robbie” Dugger, age 59, of Middleburg, Florida died Tuesday, April 17, at his residence following an extended illness. He was a native of Middleburg, Florida and had resided in Palm Coast, Florida for 35 years, where he was employed by the U.S. Post Office until his retirement in 2012. He then returned to Middleburg, Florida until his death. Mr. Dugger served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976 to 1980.He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. Lee and Oveda Harvey Dugger, his daughter, Windy Dugger and his sister, Linda Browning. He is survived by his son, Patrick Jon (Chrissy) Dugger of Edgewater, Florida: One sister, Kathy (Melvin) Harvey of Middleburg, Florida: One brother, Ronnie Dugger of Middleburg, Florida: Three grandchildren, Payton Dugger, Gracie Dugger and Gunner Dugger. A visitation and gathering of family and friends was held Friday, April 20, at Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Florida. Private burial services will be held at Turner Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, Florida is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Ann Caltrider

Joyce Ann Caltrider, 70, passed away on April 18, 2018 in Orange Park, Florida. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia.  She was CFO of Kindred Hospital Green Cove Springs, Florida.  Joyce was devoted to faith and family.  She spent her final years spending time with family and traveling.  She adored her grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with them.  She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Jacksonville.  Joyce was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bertha and Walter (Luke) Marshall of Wheeling, West Virginia and sister Helen Mikeska and brother-in-law Alan Mikeska of Annadale, Virginia.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, John Caltrider; 3 children: Justin (Heather) Caltrider, Jennifer (Phillip) Culpepper and Jason Caltrider; 4 grandchildren: Emily Caltrider, Megan Caltrider, Luke Caltrider and Sara Culpepper; and nieces and nephews: Lee Garder, Susan Norman, Scott Mikeska and Dr. James Daniel Mikeska. Graveside Services will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, July 2, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling West Virginia. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL. Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.

Lois Mae Smith

Lois Mae Smith, 63, of Orange Park, FL, passed away April 20, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Sandra J. McInerney
Sandra J. McInerney, 82, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away April 20, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Betty Jean Purvis

Betty Jean Purvis, 87, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away April 20, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Boyd Earl Maroney

Boyd Earl Maroney, 83, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away April 20, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


(Betty) Joan Barton

(Betty) Joan Barton, 87, of Orange Park, FL, went home to be with the Lord April 20, 2018.  She was born in Hannibal, Missouri on August 6, 1930 to the late Roy William and Nellie Byrd (Griffith) Riegel.  Mrs. Barton had been a long-time resident of Quincy, IL where she had been a member of Union United Methodist Church and then Lighthouse Baptist Church.  In 2005, she moved to the Jacksonville area to be near family and had attended Prince of Peace Charismatic Episcopal Church.  She dearly loved her grandchildren, enjoyed singing in the church choir, volunteering, and being a homemaker.  While living at Life Care Center of Orange Park, she was known for her joyful singing, quick wit, love of music, and sweet disposition.  She won the title of Miss Senior Clay County 2014.  Joan was a prayerful mother who had a love for and a close relationship with Jesus - this was her great gift to her family and friends.  Mrs. Barton was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Barton, in 2005.  She is survived by her daughters, Pamela M. Graham and Beverly J. Spence; her son, Bruce W. Barton; brothers, Maurice Riegel and Robert Riegel; sisters, Bernice Richmond and Jean Wammack; grandchildren, Natalie Adams, Lauren Sima, Spencer Graham, and Claire Graham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Prince of Peace Charismatic Episcopal Church.  Prince of Peace Charismatic Episcopal Church 5850 Old Timuquana Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32210 904-778-2223 Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

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