Obituaries 11/1/18


Irene M Atwell
Irene M. Atwell, age 71, passed away on Oct. 23, 2018 after succumbing to cancer. Irene was born February 13, 1947, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Albert and Doris Thibault.
 Irene is survived by two brothers, Adrian Thibault of Green Cove Springs and Maurice Thibault of Cincinnati; two sons Michael Atwell of Key Largo Fla.and Andrew Atwell of Ozark Ala. Irene also leaves behind four grandchildren; Ashley Atwell, Danika Atwell, Kaylie Atwell, Nathaniel Atwell, numerous relatives and friends.
Friends and family of Irene whose lives she touched are invited to attend a memorial service at Lake Asbury Baptist Church on Nov. 5, 2018 at 11a.m. in Green Cove Springs.

Cynthia Elizabeth Cordes Buhlert
Cynthia Elizabeth Cordes Buhlert, 87, Orange Park, passed away Oct. 20, 2018.
Cynthia was born Jan. 17, 1931 in New York City. As a little girl, Cynthia wore the wheels off her roller skates travelling up and down the city sidewalks. She loved the city life and attended secretarial school as a young woman.
During high school she met Henry Cordes and they married in 1951. Shortly, they were joined by their children Susan, Kenneth, and Linda. As a mother, Cynthia was devoted to her family and they enjoyed camping every summer in New Jersey. This eventually led them to relocate and raise their family in the quiet scenic suburbs of Andover, New Jersey. Sons Donald and Jerome joined the family during this time.
As the children grew older they chose to relocate to Florida in 1979. Cynthia was a dedicated advocate for children serving as a guardian ad litem. Her home was a respite for those in need of a loving space.
Church and community service were foremost throughout her life. She served as an usher, choir member, organizer of various plays and programs, and communion minister to the sick and homebound. She also created a Preschool at Advent Lutheran Church of Orange Park, serving as its director for many years.
Whenever she saw a need, she was always willing to offer a prayer, a smile, or even a warm casserole.
January 2000, Henry made his transition after a lengthy battle with cancer. Cynthia was comforted by her children living nearby. She enjoyed her daily walks and adored her cats and dogs. And she certainly had a green thumb! Cynthia’s garden flourished with vibrant colors drawing various birds and butterflies, providing hours of pleasure in her leisure time.
In 2009, Cynthia met and married William Buhlert. Both widowed they discovered a common interest in travel and made many exciting excursions including cruises and cross country tours. Always up for an adventure, Cynthia and Bill flew in a hot air balloon over the fields in Missouri.
Cynthia’s exuberance, gregariousness as well as her delightful laughter are memorable. She will be missed by the many whose lives she touched through her generosity, humor, and good nature.
She is survived by husband, William Buhlert, Orange Park; daughter, Susan Eichhorn (Dale), Green Cove Springs; son, Kenneth Cordes (Michelle), Boynton Beach; daughter, Linda Day-Cordes (Jayne), Fleming Island: son, Donald Cordes, Orange Park; son, Jerome Carrubba , Green Cove Springs; 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
A service to honor the life of Cynthia Cordes Buhlert will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 11 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Boulevard, Orange Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Advent Preschool in Cynthia’s honor

Richard Valliere
Richard Valliere May 23, 1952 - Sept. 25, 2018. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 Rich passed away at the age of 66. Richard (Archie) was born in May of 1952 in San Diego, CA. to Jean Louis and Patricia (O’Conner) Valliere (both deceased). As a child, Rich lived with his parents in Marine Corp service locations: Boise Idaho, Biddeford Maine, Philadelphia PA, Albany GA. and Camp Lejeune NC. In 1968, the family moved to Orange Park where Rich later graduated from high school in1970.
He is known for his recent service as media specialist for First Assembly in Fleming Island, Florida.
Rich has accomplished much in his life as writer, media producer, actor and vocalist. He gained local notoriety as a singer/musician in the late 70’s early 80’s with the Richfield band that performed in the southeast U.S. Big Daddy’s venue and who produced two songs with Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Inc./Capitol Records label (45 rpm).
His interest in acting began in high school and led to performances at the Orange Park Little (Community) Theater and at The Thunderbird in Jacksonville, Fla. In 1971, his screen acting career began in Green Cove Springs, when he played Sheriff in the science fiction film “Zaat” (aka “The Bloodwaters of Doctor Z”). Later, he acted as a day player in other films, most notably “Jaws 3-D” filmed in Orlando Fla. and released in 1983.
His Christian born-again experience led him to move with his wife to Cleveland, TN where he graduated in 1984 from New Life Bible College then to the Virginia Beach, VA area where he worked in the following ministries: Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian Coalition, and Dayspring International, Inc.. He also supported churches in the area of helps, as worship team singer and musician.
Prior to returning to Orange Park in 2005, Rich worked for Northrop Grumman as Senior Producer of the World News Network, Joint Forces Command, Suffolk Virginia. Rich is known for his quick wit, smile and compassionate spirit; always remembering a name and ready to encourage through his scripture songs and prayers. Rich is survived by his wife, Beverly and his siblings Corky (Joe) Loewenguth, Steve (Yolanda), Louis (Janine), Paul (Mary) and a niece, many nephews and great-nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the Celebration of the Life of Richard Valliere at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the First Assembly Clay County, 6865 Pine Avenue, Fleming Island, Fla.

Therese C. Wheeler
Therese C. Wheeler, 90, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Oct. 25, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Kathleen Dale Thornburgh

Kathleen Dale Thornburgh, 70, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away Oct. 24, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Glenna Darlene Locher
Glenna Darlene Locher, 80, of Orange Park, FL passed away October 27, 2018.
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Daniel L. White, Sr.
Daniel L. White, Sr., 77, of Fleming Island, FL passed away October 26, 2018.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043, (904)284-4000.

Edna Sherard ‘Sherry’ Martin
Edna Sherard “Sherry” Martin, 81, of Orange Park, FL passed away Oct. 26, 2018.
Please sign family’s online guestbook at
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043, (904)284-4000.

Earnest ‘Ernest’ Wells

Earnest “Ernest” Wells Richardson passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home,
529 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Thomas Jordan Bright
Major (Ret.) Thomas Jordan Bright, USAF, 71, of Fleming Island, Fla. passed away Oct. 28, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043 904-284-7720

Meredith Lynn Crosby
Meredith Lynn Crosby, 44 of Green Cove Springs, Fla passed away Oct. 27, 2018
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 904-284-7720


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