Clay County, Florida Obituaries

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Bailey, Mrs. Betty Wynonia
  Mrs. Betty Wynonia Bailey age 80, of Starke passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 
at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. Mrs. Bailey was born on July 
29, 1931 in Branford to the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bascom Bradley and was a 
retired House Parent from Tacachale. She was a member of the River of Life Church 
of God. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson Bailey. Survivors 
are her children: Jeffory Bailey (Gail) of Lake Seminole; Tom Bailey; Janice Bailey; 
Paul Bailey; and Tina Bailey all of Starke; brother: Edward Bradley of Fargo, GA; 
grandchildren: Nicole Brantley of Atlanta, GA; Jessica Bailey of Sneads; Sumer Bailey 
of Grand Ridge; Tom Gregory Bailey, Jr. of Starke; Angela Megan Horad of Lake Butler; 
Mia Thompson of Lake Seminole; great grandchildren: Jade Patterson; Caden Bailey of 
Sneads; Savannah Dillard; William Dillard; Samantha Hall all of Grand Ridge; 
  Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Bailey will be on Wednesday, December 21, 
2011 at 1:00 PM in Maypop Cemetery located in Lafayette County. Reverend Robert 
Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME OF 
STARKE 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com.

Baker, Elizabeth Brown 
  Elizabeth Brown Baker passed away on March 6, 2012. She was born on February 19, 
1925 to Edna Elizabeth Miller Brown and James Raymond Brown in Wheeling, WV. She was 
the mother of three children, Elisabeth Annette Summers (Steve Howe), Anita Lee 
Fussell (Bob) and Richard Louis Baker (Diana). Elizabeth was a graduate of Andrew 
Jackson High School Class of 1942. She attended Mt. St. Agnes Jr. College and St. 
Joseph’s Infirmary School of Nursing where she was a Cadet Nurse during World War 
II. Elizabeth married her husband of 67 years Louis Baker, Jr. in 1945. She was 
predeceased by her parents and her older brother William Henry Brown. Mrs. Baker 
is survived by her husband, Lou; her 3 children and brother James R. Brown (Clydie), 
9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She loved 
things of beauty, especially those made by God: flowers and trees, birds and 
butterflies, people and music. Her service in the PTA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts 
and her beloved Altar Guild were blessings to her. A memorial service will be held 
at the Good Samaritan Anglican Church, 3813 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FL on 
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm with The Reverend W. Hall Hunt officiating. A 
reception will follow in Faith Hall. Please sign the family's online guestbook at 
www.broadusraines.com. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines 
Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.  
 
BAKER, ROBERT GILBERT "BOBBY"
  Robert Gilbert “Bobby” Baker, 56 of Middleburg died Wednesday, September 28, 
2011.  Mr. Baker was a native of Jacksonville and a resident of Middleburg 
for the past 26 years.  He retired from the trucking business and worked 
with Pritchard, Modlin and Old Castle Trucking Companies as well as being 
self-employed.
  He is survived by his wife of 26 years Jodie Baker, two daughters Kim 
(Justin) Cooper and Kari Baker, two sisters Karen Dowell and Brenda Dallas, 
his parents Robert and Lauvern Baker and one granddaughter Callie Cooper.
 Memorial Services will be held 6:00 pm Monday, October 3, 2011 in the Russell 
Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Baker officiating.  Visitation with the family 
will be from 5:30 pm until 6:00 pm Monday evening in the church.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home 
and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043 
(904-284-7720).  www.RHRCemeteryandFuneralHome.com 
 
 BALA, JUSTA ROMULO
  Mrs. Justa Romulo Bala, 92, of Middleburg, FL, passed away Monday,
September 12, 2011.  She was born on July 19, 1919 in Luisiana, Laguna,
Philippines to parents, Julian and Francisca Romulo.  She was preceded
in death by her parents as well as her husband, Maximo Bala who died in
2003. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Wilbur R. Bala (Esperanza) and
Rienzi Bala; daughters, Liberty B. Sabino (Mario) and Jocelyn Bala;
grandchildren, Leizl, Jennifer, Kristine, Marybeth, Warren, Gretchen and
Shannen and great-grandchildren, Mira, Tristan, Zorin, Jarren and Jack. 
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, September 16, 2011 in
the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Fr. Rene Robert officiating.  Visitation
with the family until 9:00 pm will follow the service.  Please sign the
family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
  Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 
501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Balducci, Mrs. Patricia Diane
  Patricia Diane Balducci, 57, of McGehee, AR passed away Monday, December 5, 2011, 
in Little Rock, AR. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on March 21, 1954, to the 
late Charlie J. “Red” and Annie Mae Lastinger Jones. Tricia graduated from the 
University of North Florida and majored in Elementary Education and Early Childhood 
Development. She grew up in First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL and was very 
active as a child and teenager. She met her husband Ed at FBC Jacksonville during 
college. Tricia and her family were very active and committed Christians who 
helped many others know Christ. While growing up in Florida, she enjoyed spending 
time with family and friends at White Sand Lake in Keystone, FL where they built 
lifelong memories. Besides being very active in children’s ministry, she loved to 
pour her life into the lives of other women. She taught a ladies’ Sunday school 
Class while they were at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock. She 
also led a Women’s Bible Study in McGehee. Survivors include her husband Dr. Ed 
Balducci of McGehee, son, Evan Balducci of Little Rock, daughter Gina Bennett and 
husband Chris Bennett of Little Rock and two grandchildren, Macey and Katelyn 
Bennett of Little Rock. 
  A visitation and funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in McGehee. 
  An additional visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM with a funeral 
service beginning at 3 o’clock on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at JONES-GALLAGHER 
FUNERAL HOME OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS. Interment will follow in Keystone Heights 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Children’s Ministry at 
First Baptist Church, McGehee, AR or to Caringbridge.org. 
  Florida arrangements are under the care of JONES-GALLAHER FUNERAL HOME, 340 E. 
Walker Dr. Keystone Heights, FL 32656. 352-473-3176. On-line condolences may 
be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com.

Bardsley, Mr. David F.
  Mr. David F. Bardsley, 53 of Green Cove Springs passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 
2012 at the Acosta-Rue Hospice in Jacksonville following an extended illness.  David 
was born on January 6, 1959 in Bluffton, Indiana to the late Bruce Edward and Virginia 
(Hall) Bardsley, and was of the Nondenominational faith.  David had worked as an
Electrician and in the maintenance area for many years in a traveling circus.  He 
loved making the children laugh and smile.  David also lived a very free spirited 
life and enjoyed it to the fullest with his family and friends.  He  is survived 
by his wife of 37 years; Linda (Plank) Bardsley of Green Cove Springs and his 
daughter Bethann Bardsley of Lake City.  His Stepsister Peg Crosbie of Majencia, 
Indiana and seven grandchildren also survive David. There will be a private Celebration 
of Life held for David. Arrangements are under the care of HELM-GALLAGHER FUNERAL 
HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 1811 Idlewild Ave. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 
904-284-9696. www.helmgallagherfh.com 

BARKSDALE, ANNIE B.
November 30, 1926 - March 24, 2012 

Barnes, Ruth A.
December 19, 1931 - December 12, 2011
  Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 
Orange Park, FL.

Barron, June E.
June 27, 1922 - November 3, 2011
  Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 
Orange Park, FL.

Barrow, Oleta Bacon
  Mrs. Oleta Bacon Barrow 75, of Keystone Heights passed away unexpectedly at 
North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville on Thursday December 1, 
2011. Mrs. Barrow was born on September 7, 1936 in Jacksonville to the late 
Franklin E. and Mildred T. (Carter) Bacon. She was a graduate of Landon High 
School in Jacksonville where she met and married her high school sweet heart. 
  Prior to her retirement she was an office manager for Premier Water. Mrs. 
Barrow enjoyed traveling, doing crossword puzzles, and playing scrabble. She 
was also known by her family as a “Professional Shopper”. She is survived by 
her husband of 56 years, Joe Barrow and their two daughters; Cindi Adams and 
her husband Walter of Neptune Beach, Valerie Cole and her husband Bret, one 
grandson; Gregory Cole and one granddaughter; Paige Cole all of Keystone Heights. 
  She also leaves behind her brother Clinton Bacon and his wife Maryann of 
Jacksonville, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and close 
friends. Mrs. Barrow loved and adored her family and grandchildren more than anyone 
will ever know. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:00 
A.M. in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family is 
requesting that contributions please be made to the Hospice of your choice or to 
St. Jude’s. Arrangements are under the care of JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, 340 
E. WALKER DR. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 32656. 352-473-3176.www.jonesgallagherfh.com

Barry, Alice M.
  Alice M. Barry, 95, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, 
friend, and Navy Veteran passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 
26, 2012 at Life Care Center on Kingsley. Alice was the daughter of Emil and Martha 
Bergh. Predeceased by her loving husband, Philip Joseph Barry, and her three 
brothers Ralph, Harry, and Carl Bergh. Survived by her daughter, Phylis A. Morris, 
her granddaughter, Tracy L. Morris, and her great granddaughters, Chelsea M. Fowler 
and Katlyn N. Spinosa. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.
  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Orange 
Park United Methodist Church, 2051 Park Avenue, Orange Park, Fl 32073, with reception 
to follow service at the Fellowship Hall.
  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orange Park United Methodist Church
Music Department. HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd. Orange 
Park, FL 32073 in charge of arrangements.
 Post tributes at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com
  Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, Orange 
Park, FL. 

BASTIAN, LLOYD FRANKLIN
  Lloyd Franklin Bastian passed away Thursday September 22, 2011 at Earl 
B. Hadlow Center for Caring, Jacksonville, FL. following a lengthy illness,  
  Born on March 24, 1921 in  Town of Catlin (Mansfield), Pennsylvania, 
was the son of Lloyd and Mary Bastian. A decorated veteran of World War II, 
Mr. Bastian served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Pennsylvania National 
Guard, U. S. Army Air Force and the U. S. Air Force until his honorable 
discharge in 1962. 
  Campaigns included Air Offensive Europe- Normandy and Air Combat
Rome-ARNO Southern France.  Medals include Air Medal w/2 oak leaf
clusters European and the African Middle Eastern Service Medal. A
resident of Middleburg, FL, Mr. Bastian is survived by his wife Wanda L.
Bastian. Surviving children are, Lloyd F. Bastian, III, Oxford, North
Carolina, Dr. Susan B. Asselin, Blacksburg, VA, Jeffery J. Bastian,
Tallahassee, FL, Terry A. Bastian, North Reading, MA, Betsy L. Bastian,
Elkton, FL, and 8 stepchildren.  Mr. Bastian was preceded in death by
his son Gregory.  He is survived by numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Interment will be held at the Jacksonville National
Cemetery on September 30, 2011.

BAUER, JANIE MARIE
(December 8, 1976 - October 18, 2011)
  Janie Marie Bauer, 34, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Tuesday, October 18, 
2011. She was born on December 8, 1976 in Orange Park, FL to parents James 
and Geraldine Looney. Janie enjoyed playing volleyball, softball and kickball 
with her friends. She loved Key West, Florida and girl’s night out with 
her girl friends. In her spare time she enjoyed baking cakes and cookies 
for her family and friends. She was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of 
Florida. Janie was a selfless person who was an advocate for Breast Cancer 
Awareness, The Humane Society and the USO Club. Janie will always be remembered 
as a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is survived by her 
parents; grandparents, Jim and Wanda Stacy; beloved friend, Francis Mullaney; 
son, Chandler Scott Bauer; brother; Jason Looney and his wife Julianne; nephew, 
Jayden Looney; and her much loved companion, her dog “Blake” as well as several 
aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held in her honor at 6:00 
pm Friday, October 28, 2011 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Reverend Jeth 
Looney officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until service 
time. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. 
  Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 
501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904) 284-4000.

Baugh, Earl Edwin
  Earl Edwin Baugh, 64 of Middleburg died Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his 
residence. Mr. Baugh had been a resident of Middleburg since 1985 having previously 
lived in California. He retired from the US Navy after 21 years of service and most 
recently retired as a truck driver after over 20 years of employment. His family 
describes Mr. Baugh as a simple man who loved to read, travel, and being involved 
in the lives of his family.
  Survivors include his four sons, Jonathan, Jason, Martin and Trevor Baugh, 4 daughters, 
Lori Ross, Kristina Bockover, Heather (Eddie) Flow and Megan Baugh, four brothers, Miles 
Bradford, Mark Baugh, Phillip Baugh and Steve Baugh, two sisters Faye Griffin and Martha 
Wallace, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, and the mother of 4 of his children, 
Lorri Baugh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Baugh in 1977.
  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the Chapel of 
Russell Haven of Rest with burial to follow in Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1:30 
pm.
  In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to: American Diabetes 
Association, 8384 Baymeadows Rd Suite 10, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or at www.diabetes.org
  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and 
Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904-284-7720). 
www.RHRCemeteryandFuneralHome.com 

BEASLEY, REV. MARILYNN A.
November 29, 1938 - September 13, 2011
  Reverend Marilynn A. Beasley, age 72, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. 
She was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois to Sam Dantone and Dorothy May 
Buell-Dantone She graduated from Manual Training High School in June of 1956, 
married Lawerance D. Beasley in August of 1956 and recently celebrated her 55th 
Wedding Anniversary. After being a devoted Air Force wife for 20 years, they 
settled in Jacksonville, Florida in 1974.
  Marilynn was a dedicated member of the Spiritual Lighthouse Church for 30 years,
 became an ordained minister June 29, 1986 and became the pastor of the church 
in June of 1999.
  Survivors include her husband, Lawerance D Beasley, 3 sons, Lloyd Beasley, 
Larry Beasley (Teresa), and Bobby Beasley (Sarah), daughter Laura Pfoutz (Rondo), 
brother, Sam R. Dantone (Jan), 6 grandsons, Jimmy Bingham, Billy Bingham, 
Cole Beasley, Mason Beasley, Jacob Beasley and Clayton Beasley, 3 granddaughters, 
Jessie Whitmarsh (Jason), Sherry Bingham and Becky Bingham, 4 great grandsons, 
Keith Bingham, Jon Bingham, Tyler Whitmarsh and Owen Wilson, 2 great granddaughters, 
Courtney Gustin and Erica May Bingham and a large extended family. She was also 
survived by many close friends, among them Lorraine Thomas and Gail DeChaine.
  A memorial service will be held Monday, September 19, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of 
Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL with 
Minister Barry Sanders officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior 
to service. Post tributes at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.

Bell, William “Bill” Eugene
  Mr. William “Bill” Eugene Bell 88, of Keystone Heights passed away on Saturday 
December 17, 2011 at the Bailey Center in St. Augustine following an extended 
illness. Mr. Bell was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1922 to the 
late Willard and Grace Fleming Bell. Mr. Bell had been a longtime resident of 
the Keystone Heights area and was also a member of the Friendship Bible Church. 
  He had served as a Missionary in Nigeria for 23 years then began working at 
Shands University of Florida as a HVAC Mechanic before retiring in 1987. He was 
preceded in death by his wife Elsie and his son Robert Bell. Survivors are his 
children; Grace Parramore and her husband David, John Bell and his wife Debbie 
all of Keystone Heights , Joy Parramore and her husband Donnie of Ocala, sisters; 
Ann Bell of Keystone Heights and Carolyn Guarnere of Eagle Point, Oregon. He also 
leaves behind his grandchildren; Matthew Bell, Joanna Parramore, William Parramore 
and his wife Alicia all of Keystone Heights, Kevin Bell and his wife Lisa of 
Illinois and five great grandchildren.
  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on January 7, 2012 in the Friendship
Bible Church with Rev. Paul Coleman officiating.
  Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family is 
asking for contributions to please be made to the Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 
26, Melrose, FL 32666-4357. Arrangements are under the care of JONES-GALLAGHER 
FUNERAL HOME, 340 E.

BESELER, JIMMIE DELL
  Jimmie Dell Beseler, 82, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.  Born on March
4, 1929 in Dale County, Alabama, she moved to Green Cove Springs and has
been a resident for the past 70 years. She was a graduate of Clay County
High School and Jones Business College, where she trained as a court
reporter. She worked at the Clay Theater, and with her mother, sold
tickets and concessions; which she enjoyed much more than court
reporting. Mrs. Beseler along with her husband owned and operated
Beseler Motors in Green Cove Springs for 30 years. Jimmie Dell was a
very spiritual woman who loved the Lord deeply. She was a member of
Orange Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving husband of
60 years, Dick Beseler; son, Sheriff Rick (Joan) Beseler; grandchildren,
Sunny Beseler, Tracie (Jessie) McRae and Martin Carlisle. The family
will receive friends in the Broadus-Raines Chapel on Friday, September
9, 2011. Funeral services  held at Orange Avenue Baptist Church, 1106 N.
Orange Avenue in Green Cove Springs on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at
11:00 am with Reverend Billy Mills officiating.  In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations be made in Jimmie Dell’s name to the Florida
Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 or
www.youthranches.org  or to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road 
Jacksonville, FL 32257. 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 (904) 284-4000.

Beseler, Paul Richard "Dick"
U.S. Veteran
  Paul Richard “Dick” Beseler, 80, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011. Dick was
born on June 2, 1931 on the North Dakota prairie in Emmons County to William and
Martha Beseler. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving his country in the United
States Navy and transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in Green Cove Springs
where he would spend the rest of his life. He married Jimmie Dell Bonner on
December 10, 1950 and their great love affair lasted almost 62 years. Dick was the
owner of Beseler Motors which he and Jimmie Dell started in 1957 and they operated
together until retirement in 1981. Dick and Jimmie Dell were blessed with their
only child, Rick and the family shared many great years living on the river in
Green Cove Springs. Dick served three terms on the Green Cove Springs City
Council which included serving as Mayor. While being blessed with good health and
happiness for many years, sad times began when Jimmie Dell passed away in
September of this year leaving Dick broken hearted. Survivors include his son,
Sheriff Rick (Joan) Beseler; grandchildren, Sunny Beseler, Tracie (Jesse)
McRae and Martin (Angel) Carlisle. 
  The family will receive friends in the  Broadus-Raines Chapel on Wednesday, 
December 21, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
 Funeral services will be held at Orange Avenue Baptist Church, 1106 N. Orange
Avenue in Green Cove Springs on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm with 
Reverend Billy Mills officiating. Interment with military
honors will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations be made in Dick’s name to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth
Ranches, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 or www.youthranches.org. 
  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 (904) 284-4000.  
   
Bilello, Nancy Jean 
  Nancy Jean Bilello, 74, passed away on February 27, 2012 in Green Cove Springs, FL.
 She was born on January 1, 1938 in Hudson, NY to parents Phillip and Lillian 
Sweeney O’Brien. Mrs. Bilello was an employee with the Volusia County School 
Board for 20 years. She was an artist who attended many art functions in her 
community. She also achieved a degree in anthropology and was a member of the 
Gold Key Society of the University of Central Florida. Mrs. Bilello was predeceased 
by her parents and her husband, John Bilello; brother, David O’Brien; sisters Pam 
and Sandy. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Scott) Black; brother, Brian 
O’Brien; sisters, Barbara, Candice and Pat and grandchildren, John, Wyatt and 
Lauren Black. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com.
 Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 
Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. 

BISHOP, GRADY BYTHOD
  Mr. Grady Bythod Bishop of Kingsley Lake passed away at the Haven
Hospice E.T. York Center in Gainesville on Friday, September 23, 2011. 
Mr. Bishop was born in Greenville, FL on December 27, 1919 to the late
A.D. and Eula Mae (Butler) Bishop. He had served in the United States
Army then the Army Air Corps. He has been a longtime resident. Mr.
Bishop was preceded in death by his first wife of 61 years, Opal Glisson
Bishop and their granddaughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Bishop. Survivors are
his wife of 7 years, Audrey Bishop; daughter, Linda Toliver (Rick) of
Huntsville, AL; son, Brian Bishop (Carol) of McRae; and one brother, Guy
Bishop (Selina) of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Kingsley Lake Baptist
Church with Rev. Zeb Cook officiating.  Burial will follow at the
Kingsley Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting
that contributions please be made to the Kingsley Lake Baptist Church
6289 Mary Dot Lane, Starke, FL 32091 or Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of
Jones-Gallagher Funeral  Home, 620 E. Nona St. Starke, FL 32091.
904-964-6200. www.jonesgallagherfh.com 

Blackburn, Samuel Eugene "Gene" 
  Samuel Eugene “Gene” Blackburn, 81, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Wednesday, 
February 8, 2012. He was born on September 29, 1930 in Lawtey, FL to parents D.C. 
and Salome Blackburn. Gene was a Korean War Veteran, having served his country in 
the United States Army. He had worked for many years as an insurance agent for 
Gulf Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the Sanford Masonic Lodge No. 62 F. 
& A.M. and was in the Shrine for over 50 years, having been a two time past Captain of 
the Provost Guard. He enjoyed sports, loved golfing and was a devoted Florida Gator 
fan. Gene attended Crystal Springs Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by his 
family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his 
loving wife of 61 years, Kathryn Blackburn; children, Larry Blackburn and wife Lori, 
Jane Harvey, Kristi Finn and husband Bill and Kellie Walker and husband Mike and 
grandchildren, Sarah, Katie, Scott, Will, Haley, Mick, Kitty, Justin and Sydney. 
  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 13, 2012 in the 
Broadus-Raines Chapel with Rev. Robert Davis and Rev. Clyde Wray officiating. In 
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Morocco 
Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32224 or Crystal Springs Baptist 
Church, 1320 Chaffee Rd. S., Jacksonville, FL 32221. 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 (904) 284-4000. 

Boger, David C.
July 11, 1950 - March 1, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, Orange 
Park, FL.

BOND, HILDAGARD “HILDA” JESSIE
  Hildagard “Hilda” Jessie Bond, 85 of Middleburg, Fl died Saturday,
September 24, 2011 in a local hospital. Hilda was a native of St.
Louis, Missouri and a member of the Cinnamon Street Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her guardian Marie Jenkins of Middleburg along with
family and friends of the Middleburg Assisted Living Facility. Private
services will be held at a later date at the Middleburg Assisted Living
Facility. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest
Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green
Cove Springs, FL  32043 (904-284-7720). 
www.RHRCemeteryandFuneralHome.com

 Bostick, Henry Allen
June 25, 1916 - March 21, 2012
Henry Allen Bostick, age 95, passed away March 21, 2012. He was born in Lee County,
Opelika, Alabama and had lived in Clay County since 1961. He was a retired US Navy 
veteran. Preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Rae Bostick, he is survived by his
daughter Sheryl Leverette (Rayford), grandchildren Justin Raymer (Patricia), Ryan 
Raymer, Cindy Leverette Smith, Dennis Leverette and Donna Leverette and great-grandson
Jacob Raymer. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 26, at 1:00 PM in the chapel 
of HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL 32073 
with Pastor Herb Weaver officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 
4 PM at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be held in Jacksonville
Memory Gardens. Post tributes at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com

Boulton, Mary Eloise 
May 19, 1925 - December 28, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, Orange 
Park, FL.

BRANSON, FRANK O.
April 5, 1932 - April 7, 2012 
 
Brnilovich, George Jr.
September 30, 1942 - November 18, 2011
  George Brnilovich, Jr., 69, passed away on November 18, 2011. He was born in 
Pittsburgh, PA to immigrant parents. Following high school he enlisted in the 
US Army and was a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He served 2 tours in 
Vietnam and was awarded a bronze star, combat infantry badge and a purple heart. 
  George was also a member of the American Legion. He made a career of the miliary 
and after 21 years of service, retired as a Chief Master Sgt. During his service 
he was stationed in the US and Germany. After retiring from the miliary he worked 
for the Very Fine Juice Company in Massachusetts as a dispatcher. He retired from 
Very Fine and in 1994, moved to Middleburg, Florida where he worked for Walmart. 
  For the past several years, starting every July he would grow his beard and 
moustache and become "Santa" for the children that visited Walmart.
  Survivors include his son, George Brnilovich, III; 3 step-sons: David and Joseph 
Bonner and Robert J. Wheeler; a step-daughter, Christine; 3 brothers: Mike, Alex 
and Sam; sister, Mimi Karlo; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family will receive 
friends 6-8 PM on Monday, November 28, 2011 and funeral services will be held 11 AM 
Tuesday at HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL with Father 
Stanislav Kraljaca officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park, 
Middleburg, FL with military honors. Please post tributes at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

BROCK, JACKIE "CHIEF" 
(July 15, 1946 - October 30, 2011) 
  Jackie “Chief” Brock, 65, of Middleburg, passed away October 30, 2011. He is survived 
by his loving companion, Janice Retzer; son, Jackie Brock Jr.; Daughters, Carrie Brock 
Hodges and Samantha Brock, and granddaughter, Holly. There will be a celebration of 
Jackie’s life Saturday, November 5, 2011 at “Chief’s Landing” in Middleburg. Please 
sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Cremation arranged by 
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL (904)284-4000.

Brown, Mrs. Betty
(July 21, 1922 - December 7, 2011)
  Mrs. Betty Brown, 89, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away Wednesday, December 
7, 2011. She was born on July 21, 1922 in Starke, FL to parents, William and Mable 
Stringfellow. In her early days, she enjoyed skeet shooting, waterskiing and horseback 
riding. She raised exotic birds, poodles, was an avid fisherman as well as enjoying 
bowling. She and her husband formerly owned the Brown & Cartwright Ace Hardware. 
  Mrs. Brown was a former Strawberry Queen of Starke, FL and will be remembered as 
a loving mom, grandma and great-grandma. She was preceded in death by her parents, 
her husband, Homer Brown and her daughter, Patricia L. Gillespie. Survivors include 
her children, Celia (Henry) Sohm, George E. (J. Elaine) Manassa and Christina (Michael 
Houle) Manassa; grandchildren, Lori Gillespie, Billy and David Sohm, Danielle Pol 
and Rochelle Blanco and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 
10:00 am Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Claude 
McEldowney officiating. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at 
www.broadusraines.com. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines 
Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Brown, Clovis L.
July 8, 1941 - November 28, 2011
  Arrangements under the direction of Holly Hill Funeral Home, Middleburg, FL.    

Bublak, Mrs. Ida A. (Parkinson)
  Mrs. Ida A. (Parkinson) Bublak, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 
in Palatka.
  She was born on February 24, 1922 in Trescott, ME the daughter of the late Maurice 
A. and Mary G. (Theriault) Parkinson. She moved to Portland, ME got married and raised 
her children there.  After a month’s vacation in Green Cove Springs, FL, Ida and 
her family moved to Green Cove Springs in 1972.  She loved working in the yard, 
raking leaves, using her golf cart to pick up branches and sticks.  She loved her 
pool and swam everyday with all her family.  The Bi-monthly cousin’s tea parties 
were a great joy to her.  She was always active and enjoyed being with her family 
and friends.  She was a devoted mother, nana, aunt and friend.  She will be greatly 
missed by all of us.
  Mrs. Bublak is survived by her daughter; Sharon M. Blake of Green Cove Springs. 
  Granddaughter: Krista L. Miller and Family of Green Cove Springs, Grandson; Clay C.
Bublak and family of Greene, ME. Her daughter-in-law: Marjorie E. Bublak of Greene, 
ME and numerous nieces and nephews.   She was pre-deceased by her husband; Frank S. 
Bublak and her son Carl Bublak.   She will be buried in the family plot in Greene, 
Maine.   A memorial Services will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 6PM with 
Doctor Tim McDaniel officating at the HELM-GALALGHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION 
SERVICES, 1811 Idlewild Ave., SR 16, Green Cove Springs.  904-284-9696.
 www.helmgallagherfh.com

BURNEY, REV. DR. DANIEL SR.
  Reverend Dr. Daniel Burney, Sr., 55, an employee for Moose Haven Health Center for 
over 30 years where he was in charge of medical records & computer technology, transitioned 
to be with the Lord on Tues. Sept. 25, in Orange Park, Fl. Celebration of life services 
will convene at 11AM, Sat. Sept. 29, at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 
Martin Luther King Blvd., Green Cove Springs, Fl., burial will follow at Mt. Olive 
Cemetery.
  Apostle Burney will rest in state Saturday at the church from 10am until the hour 
of service. He was the founder & pastor of Living Soul Full Bible Holiness Church, 
he was a 1976 graduate of Clay High School, and a graduate of Jacksonville 
Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Fl. where he received his Doctoral Degree 
in Ministry. He leaves to forever cherish his legacy, his wife: Elouise Burney; 
Children: Daniel Burney, Jr. (Kim), Salin Burney, Anton Burney, Alisha Burney; 
grandchildren: Daniel Burney, III, Sharan Burney; siblings: Amos Kirksey (Sandra), 
Alzie Kirksey (Willa), Alex Burney (Neola), Uriel Burney, Juanita B. Hutchinson, 
Amy Walker, Pastor Ruby Cooper (Reverend Vernon), Laroyal Noble; & a host of 
other relatives, Living Soul Full Bible Holiness Church Family, & friends; he 
was preceded in death by his mother: Emma Coleman Kirksey Burney; father: Lewis 
Buddy Burney; siblings: Clarence Burney, Almeith Kirksey Addison. 
Services are under the direction of Richard’s Family Funeral Care Of 
Tallahassee (850)576-4144.