Obituaries 8/22/19

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Gerald “Jerry” Edward Smith
Gerald “Jerry” Edward Smith, 69, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019.
Jerry was born in Pueblo, Colorado but called Green Cove Springs, FL home for over 20 years where he served as General Sales Manager at Garber Auto Mall. Jerry served his country in the United States Navy and remained a proud American and true patriot since his honorable discharge in 1970. He enjoyed mentoring those he saw potential in and was a loyal friend to many he truly considered family.
Jerry loved his Golden Retriever “Luna”, music, classic cars, the mountains, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. Most of all, he loved his daughter, son-in-law and grandsons…they meant the world to him. He will always be remembered as “Waka” to his grandsons, a name they chose for him early in their lives.
Jerry is survived by his daughter, Jessica “Jessi” (Mark “Tony”) Adams; two grandsons, Austin Adams and Dylan Adams; three sisters, Betty Jean Smith, Gladys Cardinal, and Kathy Panariso. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Smith and Gladys Smith; and two brothers, Robert Smith and James Smith.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11am in the chapel at Russell Haven of Rest with Todd Brandt officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/ or Community Hospice, https://www.communityhospice.com/give/.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: www.RHRFH.com 904-284-7720


Diane Margaret Elges Schilling

Diane Margaret Elges Schilling, 76, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on August 11, 2019 in Orange Park, FL.
Diane was born in the Bronx, NY to Carl Elges and Margaret Granbacka Elges on October 3, 1942. She moved with her husband to Jacksonville in 1970.
Over her nearly 50 years in Jacksonville, she has been a member of Grace Lutheran (Avondale), Faith Lutheran, and Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church. At different times she taught Sunday school, served in lay ministry, and was a church secretary. For the last 20 years, she found her passion in working with children. She volunteered in classrooms teaching children to read and for many of the last ten years, she read to preschool aged children at Precious Lambs Preschool.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Richard Walter Schilling.
Diane is survived by her sister, Janet (Steve) Fitzgerald; daughter, Mary (James Scott) White; and grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Richard Parker Devereaux.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233. A reception to follow at Scott and Mary White’s home.

Diane Kirsch
Diane Kirsch, 61 of Middleburg, FL passed away August 16, 2019. Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Nathan Leon Simpson
Nathan Leon Simpson, 59, of Orange Park, entered the sunset of life on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Haven Hospice, Custead Care Center, Orange Park.
The son of Nathaniel Eli and Arsulia (Strozier) Simpson, he was born on Tuesday, October 13, 1959 in Douglas, GA. He has been a resident of Orange Park for 50 years.
“Leon” was a 1978 graduate of Orange Park High School. He was employed as an environmental services tech serving several local nursing homes. Thereafter, he became a caregiver for his mother, “Sue.”
In his early years, Leon was baptized at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Orange Park. In addition to his father, he was preceded in eternal rest by his sister, Linda Strozier Jefferson.
He leaves to cherish his memories: son, Varden Blank (LaQuandra Williams), Orange Park; daughter, Porshe (Leon) Rogers, Jacksonville; devoted mother and stepfather, Arsulia “Sue” and Eldge Jackson, Orange Park; sister, Brenda (Walter) Brown, Orange Park; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation of family and friends will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, August 23 and Homegoing Celebration will be 1 p.m., Saturday, August 24 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Mound Street, Orange Park. Reverend C. Edward Preston, pastor is the eulogist. Interment will be in Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park. Simpson family condolences: www.flaggserenitychapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison Street, Palatka, FL 32177.

Amy Lynn Masters
Amy Lynn Masters, 41, of Fleming Island, FL passed away August 19, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Larry Edwin Horne, Sr.
Larry Edwin Horne, Sr., 75 of Keystone Heights, FL passed away August 15, 2019 Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

LaVonta M. Schenkel
LaVonta M. Schenkel passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Marlyss Jeannie Schull
Marlyss Jeannie Schull, 83, of Orange Park, FL, passed away August 16, 2019. Please sign family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Dr. Paul F. Andrus
Dr. Paul F. Andrus, 87, of Penney Farms, FL, passed away August 19, 2019.
Please sign family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Edward E. Harper
Edward E. Harper, 83, of Orange Park, FL, passed away August 14, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Gloria Margot Arregoces
Gloria Margot Arregoces, 77, of Middleburg, FL passed away August 16, 2019 Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Jerry Coon
Jerry Coon, 67,of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away August 14, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

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