Obituaries 9/2/21

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Wayne Stanton
Wayne Stanton, 80, of Fleming Island, FL passed away August 26, 2021. He was born January 21, 1941 in Athens, TN to the late Lee and Myrtle Stanton.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jones, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 8 stepchildren.
The family received friends from 2 - 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel. Funeral serviceswere at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michael D. Rodgers officiating. Graveside services to follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery with military honors rendered.
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.

Hank Bruce Berndt
Hank Bruce Berndt, 62, of Green Cove Springs passed away Monday afternoon, August 16th, 2021.
Hank served in the Navy from April of 1977 to April of 1981. He proudly served as a Quality Assurance Naval Aircraft Engine Specialist for the DOD from 1982 to 2021.
Married Brenda Pierce in San Pablo, California on 04/11/1980. 
They had two beautiful daughters, Teresa and Samantha. He and his family relocated to Middleburg, FL in 1995 to continue his career with the DOD at NAS Jacksonville.
His past time was spent fishing, boating, working on cars, riding motorcycles, enjoying adult beverages and enjoying life with family and friends.
Hank is survived by his fiancée - Judy L Jochen, former wife - Brenda Berndt, daughters - Teresa Berndt and Samantha Smith, his many grandchildren, sister -  Patricia  LaTrielle , as well as numerous extended family and a many dear friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held be 8/28/2021 at The River House, located @ 2137 Astor St, Orange Park, FL 32073 for family and friends. Any pictures, thoughts or memories can be submitted for a slideshow to be played at his service. Please send to Jaredcwright@gmail.com, memo line Hank’s Service, and brief description of photo - who, where, when.
Anyone wanting to donate in his memory can contribute to the Wounded Warriors Project in his honor. 

William Richard Knowles
William Richard Knowles, Sr., 88, of Middleburg, FL passed away August 25, 2021. He was born April 26, 1933 in St. Cloud, FL to Virgil and A Z Knowles.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and A Z Knowles; sisters, Lillian (Cecil) Yates and Gladys Matthews; and brothers, Lamar Knowles and Johnny Knowles.
William is survived by his wife of 66 years, B. Benjeana Kaut Knowles; sons, William R. Knowles, Jr (Melanie) and Gary Michael Knowles; daughter-in-law, Kim Knowles; grandchildren, William Knowles III, Summer Riveria (Anthony), Jeramie, Amber Knowles, Gary M. Knowles, Jr. and Matthew Knowles (Alicia); great-grandchildren, Tyler, Megan and Braden Knowles, Kaleigh and Abby Riveria, and Christian Knowles.
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

Landress Leon Rowell
Landress Leon Rowell, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Green Cove Springs, FL on August 18, 2021 after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Lorna; his parents, James and Victoria Rowell; and his brother, Randell Rowell. Landress is survived by his children, Paul, of Canton, GA, and Jane (George Freyre), of Lawrenceville, GA.
Landress, born and raised in Green Cove Springs, was a graduate of Clay County High School. He is a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. After returning home from the war, he worked as a Navy civilian at NAAS Green Cove Springs. Landress then moved his young Canadian wife to Tallahassee where he earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida State University in 1958. The young family, now with their son, moved to Warner Robins, GA where they soon welcomed their daughter. Landress worked for the Department of Defense at Robins Air Force Base as a civilian contract negotiator for 32 years.
Landress enjoyed his long retirement by being involved in his church, First Presbyterian Church of Green Cove Springs, for many years where he served in multiple capacities including Treasurer and Elder. Landress also volunteered at the Clay County Historical Society, with a highlight in helping with the fundraising efforts to purchase the historic train by the county. In addition, he was a member of the Scottish Rite, Free Masons, and Shriners in the Clay County area. Landress loved to travel to visit family, friends, and new places to explore.
Landress loved his family, friends, planes, trains, and life. He was kind, caring, had a wonderful sense of humor, and always had a positive attitude. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Services are pending and will be shared when final arrangements are made. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the First Presbyterian Church of Green Cove Springs, FL in honor of Landress.

Stephen Berge Howard
Stephen Berge Howard, 78, of Orange Park, FL, died August 24, 2021 at his residence.
Howard was born on October 5, 1942 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late Raymond and Margaret Sands Howard. Mr. Howard graduated from Bainbridge High School in Bainbridge, GA and Southern Polytechnical State University in Marietta, GA with a degree in Civil Engineering. He also attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Howard was subsequently an estimator and Vice-President of a heavy and highway contractor in Albany, GA for 20 years. He retired from Florida Rock Industries in 2007, after 24 years of service, where he served as Vice-President of the Crushed Stone Division and Director of Corporate Purchasing. After retirement, he served 9 years on the Orange Park Town Council as Mayor, Vice-Mayor, and Councilman.
Howard was a Certified Purchasing Manager, Certified Equipment Manager and was a former member of the Southern Polytechnical State University Alumni Association Board of Directors along with the Georgia Highway Contractor’s Association Board of Directors. He was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, International Society of Explosive Engineers, Society of Mining Engineers and the Association of Equipment Manager Professionals. Howard was a member of the Orange Park United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and was a former delegate to the Florida Annual Conference.
Surviving are his children, daughter Tracy Martin (Ted) of Dawsonville, GA; son, Stephen Howard, II (Heather) of Saint Johns, FL; daughter Leigh H. Huey (Jonny) of Fleming Island, FL; grandchildren Jason Croom, Holly Croom, Delaney Howard, Whitney Howard, Courtney Howard, Addison Faulk, and Collin Faulk.
No services or calling are planned according to Mr. Howard’s wishes, and he asks family and friends to remember him as a man that loved his family, his grandchildren and a good time. He was an organ donor and his remains were cremated. Private burial services will be held at the family plot at Roachdale Cemetery, Roachdale, Indiana at a later date.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, 904-284-4000. No services or calling are planned according to Mr. Howard’s wishes, and he asks family and friends to remember him as a man that loved his family, his grandchildren and a good time. He was an organ donor and his remains were cremated. Private burial services will be held at the family plot at Roachdale Cemetery, Roachdale, Indiana at a later date.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, 904-284-4000.

Tamara (Tami) Jewel Scott
Tamara (Tami) Jewel Scott  passed away in her Florida home on August 25, 2021. Tami was born on March 16, 1989 in Adana, Turkey. She graduated from Wellston High School in Wellston, OK in May, 2007.
Tami was a long time employee of Walmart. She was happily married to Michael Scott who was her partner in life for 9 years.
Tami is preceded in death by her brother, Danny Lee McWilliams and dad, Sammy Joe McWilliams. She is survived by her loving husband,  Michael Scott of Orange Park, FL, her mother, Rena Nelson, father, Phillip Nelson, sisters, Taylor Nelson, Megan McWilliams, Charlotte Swindle, and Sylwia Nelson, her brothers, Neil McWilliams, David McWilliams, and Blaine Nelson, her grandmother, Dormalee McWilliams, 6 nieces and 5 nephews, mother in law, Sam Scott, Father in law, Jerry Scott, brother in laws, Dan Scott, Bruce Scott and Joe Scott, and a long list of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm at the Rusty Mallard located at  940415 South Highway 18, Chandler, Oklahoma. There will be a late lunch for family and friends after the service.

Claudia Matters Ingaldi
Claudia Matters Ingaldi, 96, of Fleming Island, Florida passed away peacefully on August 26, 2021. Claudia was born in Lebanon Pennsylvania on October 10, 1924 to the late Claude and Margaret Matters.  Claudia was doted on by her parents and her older sister, Aunt Dot. They lived on a 7 acre farm outside of Lebanon Pennsylvania. During the war they raised chickens for the military. All of us have  heard the chicken stories!  It was during that time in 1941 that she met and married Dominic Ingaldi,  a young Army soldier stationed at a military base near her home. They were married 62 years until his passing in 2003. One of the most personally satisfying things in Claudia’s life was when she worked at Jacobson’s Department Store on Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida as the manager of the children’s department. Every year she coordinated and presented a fashion show of all the new styles. Of course, Claudia’s granddaughter Susan., benefited greatly from Nanas employment at Jacobson’s!
During the time that Claudia and Dom were married they traveled throughout the United States in their RV and also enjoyed going to Europe for the 40th anniversary of D-Day. Claudia was the ultimate caregiver to her husband, and perfectly wonderful homemaker. An excellent seamstress who made her daughter’s clothes from toddler to high school prom dress!  She enjoyed cross stitching, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, crossword puzzles and football.  The most memorable and wonderful thing for all her family was that Claudia was a fabulous cook known especially for her holiday celebrations that she made extra special. Two of our family’s favorites were her stuffing balls at Thanksgiving and opera fudge at Easter and Christmas. We have never been able to duplicate her opera fudge…but we keep trying!
Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dominic,  her sisters Dorothy (100 years old), June (104 years old) and Violet (40 years old).  Claudia is also preceded by her and Dominic’s black cocker spaniel who they affectionately called Bo-Bee.  They took him everywhere with them in their motorhome and to McDonald’s to get him hamburgers and ice cream.  Claudia is survived by her daughter Annette Engelman (husband John); granddaughter Susan Hess (husband John) and her grandson, Clint Lewis. She has seven great grandchildren: Nicole Aston (husband Matt),  Andrew McPhun, Tyler Lewis, Brennan, Simon, twins Justin and James Lewis. She is also survived by three great great grand children: Christen Malo and Madison and Abigail Aston. Claudia was blessed with a host of extended family and friends.  We will always remember our Mother and Nana as a class act!
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Jacksonville Memory Gardens Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until service begins at 2:00 pm. Arrangements under the care of Jacksonville Memory Gardens 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL 32073. www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Velda R. Kurtz
Velda R. Kurtz, 62, of Green Cove Springs, FL died Monday, August 23, 2021, in Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Kurt was born in Mt. View AR, and came to the Green Cove Springs area 25 years ago from Belton, MO.
She was a caregiver for the elderly and a member of Hibernia Baptist Church, Fleming Island, FL. She is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Caraballo and Maggie Boger – 4 grandsons, Lukas Caraballo, AJ, JT, and Arrow Boger, and three granddaughters, Kadence Caraballo, Bethany and Hope Rose Boger. She is also survived by 3 brothers, Lee, Pete, and Randy Nichols, and 3 sisters, Becky Barnett, Sheryl Eversoll, and Ruth Day.
Memorial services are being held at
2 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Hibernia Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Yirka officiating.

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