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    MICHAEL WATERMAN

    Michael Waterman went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 30, 2015 after a long, valiant, and courageous battle with cancer. Cancer took many things from him, even his life but there were so many things that it could never take. Michael was hilarious. He pranked everyone he met. From prank phone calls … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires…

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    ALFRED A. BLUBAUGH

    Alfred A. Blubaugh, 86, of Jacksonville Beach, passed away peacefully at his home October 4, 2015. He was born in Danville, Ohio on October 6, 1928. Alfred graduated from Danville High School and served two tours in the Korean War. He then became a native of Columbus, Ohio where he studied engineering at Ohio State University and raised six children. PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors…

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    MARY MEREE TRAYLOR BULL

    Mary Meree Traylor Bull, 101, passed into the arms of the angels on October 1, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born May 22, 1914 in Jacksonville, Florida to Charles S. and Myrtle Simcox Traylor. Mary was the widow of pioneer Atlantic Beach developer, George Bull, and was a resident of Atlantic Beach, Florida for all of her adult … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires…

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    MAE VIRGINIA LIBERTY

    Mae Virginia Liberty, born May 15, 1933, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2015. Mae was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va. She lived a full and rewarding life which included working with Werner von Braun and the space program in Huntsville, Ala while working for 10 years at Lockheed. She later retired from Ford and The … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires…

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    KAREN JEAN HAWKINS

    Karen Jean Hawkins Karen Jean Hawkins, “Swamp Diva”, 77, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, FL. Born in Tampa, FL in 1939, she spent her happiest childhood years in Atlantic Beach, FL. She is a proud graduate of Fletcher High School class of 1957. After graduating from St. Lukes Hospital School Of Nursing in Jacksonville, she continued…

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    HAYCOOK, LISA (nee BECKER)

    Lisa Haycook (nee Becker) passed away on September 22, 2016, surrounded by family in her long time home in Atlantic Beach.  Lisa was born September 16, 1938, in Copenhagen, Denmark. During World War II, Lisa’s family had to flee from Denmark in order to evade the Nazis. Her father left first.  … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website…

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    HODGE, ALLISON LEA-POTTS BLACKWELL

    Allison Lea-Potts Blackwell Hodge, 26, passed away March 29, 2017. She was born in Pensacola before moving to the beaches area with her family where she graduated from Fletcher high school. Ally was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gary Wallace and nephew Samuel and is survived by her mother and … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website…

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    Ramona R. Black

    RAMONA R. BLACK Ramona R. Black, age 82, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, passed away March 7, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.  She was born in Victoria De Las Tunas, Cuba on October 29, 1935 to the late Maximo and Flora Sanchez Rondon.  Ramona was a resident … PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website…

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    Mary Gressett

    Mary Gressett Ponte Vedra Beach Mary Dwyer Gressett was born on August 19, 1932 in Metairie, Louisiana, which is the first suburb of New Orleans.  She was a wife and mother who loved and cared for her family and friends.  She departed on June 7, 2019.  In her early life, she enjoyed being an aunt and helping to care for…

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    Daniel MacDonald, III

    Daniel MacDonald, III Daniel Webster MacDonald III died peacefully in his home June 4, 2019.  He was 90 years old, and active until the very end. He died surrounded by family, and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Adele Hanford MacDonald; his three children: Adele (Henrik) Kristiansson, Stuart (Cindy) MacDonald and Katherine (Daniel) Wasserman; five grandchildren: Nicholas (Cristina)…

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    Louise Stone

    Louise Stone Ponte Vedra Beach Louise Hale Stone passed away on June 3, 2019 after a brief illness.  She was a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated high school in Atlanta and then attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. In 1960 she moved to Jacksonville, Florida and relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1979 where she lived until…

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    Suzanne Daly

    Suzanne Daly Ponte Vedra Beach Suzanne Rider Daly, 82, of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed away, Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was born to the late Wilber S. and Kathryn Roberts on November 18, 1936 in Jamaica Plain, MA. Sue graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Education and moved to Stamford, CT where she served as the Executive Director…

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    Richard Bate

    Richard Bate Jacksonville Beach Retired BMCM Richard Lawrence Bate, 77, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida passed away, Sunday May 26, 2019.  Richard was born in Muskegon, Michigan to William and Doris Bate.  He was preceded in death by Kathleen, his wife of 45 years.         Richard served more than 30 years in the United States Navy. His career included a tour aboard…

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    Julie Meskell

    Julie Meskell Julia (Julie) Wilkos Meskell, 96, passed away on May 28, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she made her home for the past 13 years. Julie was born August 8, 1922 in Hartford, CT, moving to Enfield, CT with her husband, Walter in 1956. Julie worked as a medical secretary at UTC, retiring in 1987. Upon her…

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    Girard Yeager

    Girard Yeager Atlantic Beach Girard “Jerry” Yeager best friend and husband to Rose Mustillo-Yeager, passed away on May 8, 2019. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1931, he spent most of his years in Nutley, New Jersey until he moved to Atlantic Beach in 2004 with his wife. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 where he served 4 years.…

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    Julia Meskell

    Julia Meskell Julia (Julie) Wilkos Meskell, 96, passed away on May 28, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she made her home for the past 13 years. Julie was born August 8, 1922 in Hartford, CT, moving to Enfield, CT with her husband, Walter in 1956. Julie worked as a medical secretary at UTC, retiring in 1987. Upon her…

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    Arthur Parris

    Arthur Parris Ponte Vedra Beach Arthur Parris was born 29 January, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA.  He passed away 25 May 2019 following a brief illness. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Genevieve.  He is survived by his son, Robert C. Parris, MD (Jeanette) and two grandchildren, Laura and Michelle, and his daughter, Dana G. Parris, MD. After graduating from…

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    Dwight Strickland

    Dwight Strickland Ponte Vedra Beach Dwight Strickland went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2019. He was born in Augusta, Georgia on May 10, 1949. Dwight was an Architectural Hardware Consultant who worked on many interesting buildings in his career. Dwight had a love for life and enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life. He was an amateur magician…

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    Alan Martin

    Alan Martin Neptune Beach MARTIN, Alan Randall – Passed peacefully on May 24, 2019 at Community Hospice at McGraw Center after a valiant battle with cancer, at age 59.  Loving husband of Lynda Padrta of Neptune Beach; beloved father of Christopher of Jacksonville and Daniel (Caylee) of Mobile, Alabama; proud grandfather to Bastian, Conrad and Henry; son of Marleen Woodbury…

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    Michael Larizza

    Michael Larizza Jacksonville Beach Michael Rocco Larizza, 41, passed away May 23, 2019 in Louisville, KY surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 30, 1977 in Washington, DC growing up in Jacksonville Beach and graduating from Nease High School. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves being deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006…

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    Charles Dupraw

    Charles Dupraw Charles H. Dupraw, age 87, of Atlantic Beach Florida, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2019 at the Clyde E. Lassen Veterans Nursing home in St. Augustine, Florida where he received excellent care for the last 5 years. Charles was born on December 15, 1931, to Charles and Elizabeth Dupraw in Lake Placid, New York.  Charles loved hunting,…

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    Russell Trapp

    Russell Trapp Russell C. Trapp, 89, passed away May 23, 2019. Family members include his loving wife, Jeanette; son, John (Sherry); sister, Virginia Haddock; grandsons, Rick (Tracy) and Jeff; and 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church, 7860 Southside Blvd., Jax. FL. 32256, with…

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    Ruby Deese

    Ruby Deese Neptune Beach Ruby B. Deese, 94, got her angel wings on May 18, 2019.  She was born in Winston-Salem, NC to Conrad and Ollie Bodenhamer, the next to the youngest of 8 children.  Ruby moved to Neptune Beach in 1973 with her husband Roy and their family and quickly became immersed in life at the beach.  After retiring…

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    Robert Duke, Sr.

    Robert Duke, Sr. Jacksonville Robert “Bobby” Young Duke, Sr. passed away on April 29, 2019 at Hadlow Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Florida.  He was born August 7, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia to Inda Limbo Duke and Garland Thomas Duke. He became an Eagle Scout and later became a leader for the Boy Scouts.  He is predeceased by his parents, daughter…

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    Vincent Downs

    Vincent Downs Atlantic Beach On Friday, May 3, 2019, Vincent L. Downs, loving father of 5 children, passed away at the age of 87 in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Vince was born on November 25, 1931 in New York City to Charles and Helen (Norkus) Downs. On October 30, 1953, he married Eva St. Clair. They raised four daughters and one…

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    Donald Benedict

    Donald Benedict Donald E. Benedict, 84, passed away May 15, 2019. He was born December 29, 1934 in Bridgeport, CT. He was a member of the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club. Donald loved playing golf and was an All-American slow pitch softball player. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Marie; son, Douglas Benedict (Nanda); daughter, Donna Meadors; stepsons, Walter…

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    Mary Hopfe

    Mary Hopfe Jacksonville Mary Ann Hopfe, 76, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends on May 19, 2019. She was born in Flint, Michigan on September 18, 1942 and was a resident of Jacksonville for more than 25 years. Mary Ann is survived by her loving son Greg Hopfe and his wife Jill; grandson Ryan…

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    Marian Nichols

    Marian Nichols Jacksonville Marian Juanita McGregor Nichols, 92, of Jacksonville Florida passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019. She was born June 2, 1926 in the home of her parents, Levi and Ida McGregor. Marian is survived by her loving daughter and caregiver, Jane DeBow Hammock; grandson, David F. Bew III (Rebecca); granddaughters, Rachel, Amanda, Jocelyn and Laura; stepdaughters, Diane…

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    Robert Moore

    Robert Moore Ponte Vedra Robert Forrest Moore, 88, long-time Ponte Vedra resident passed away May 14, 2019.  He was born October 27, 1930 in Cleveland, Tennessee to Catherine and Forrest Moore.    He grew up in Michigan and served in the military during the Korean Conflict. Bob was known for his “genius” in hospital financing which had its roots in the…

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    Murle Harrison

    Murle Harrison Ponte Vedra Beach Murle E. Harrison, 88, passed away on Tuesday May 14, 2019. He was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 8, 1931 and lived and worked in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for over 60 years. Murle graduated from the University of Florida in 1953 with a degree in Accounting. He was a proud member of…

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    Barret Naylor

    Barret Naylor New Canann, CT “When it comes to living large, I say turn it up till the knob falls off and throw it out the window.” Barret Platten Naylor lived a large, joyful life which was cut short a day after his 57th birthday, Thursday, May 9, 2019 due to complications from a liver transplant. Barret was a life…

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    Phyllis Vogt

    Phyllis Vogt Phyllis Lee Vogt, 91, of Atlantic Beach, passed away on May 9, 2019.  She was born on March 1, 1928 to Otto and Mattie Vogt in Evansville, Indiana.  She lived in Evansville until 1981 when she moved to the beaches.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting and cross stitch.  Phyllis was a member of the Longtime Newcomers of the Beaches.…

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    Samuel Cushing

    Samuel Cushing Samuel Cushing died on May 13, 2019 due to a long battle with myelodysplastic syndrome. He was born on February 9, 1934 in Stamford, CT to the late Ruth and John Cushing and was a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for almost 30 years. Cushing graduated from King School in Stamford and was educated at the University…

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    John Gagnon

    John Gagnon Jacksonville John Gagnon passed away peacefully at the age of 28 on May 7, 2019 in Clearwater, Florida.  John proudly served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard and was honorably discharged after 6 years of service. He was an honor graduate of USF, majoring in Physical Therapy. He thrived on helping people overcome their physical limitations and…

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    Richard Fail

    Richard Fail Richard L. Fail Jr, 68, passed away May 6th, 2019. He was born June 12th, 1950 in Newport, Rhode Island. He lived in Fall River, Massachusetts during his early childhood, and spent the remainder of his life predominantly in Neptune Beach, Florida. During his life, Rick was an air traffic controller and served 3 years in the military.…

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    Christine Harrell

    Christine Harrell Atlantic Beach Christine P. Harrell, 87, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. Mrs. Harrell was born on February 25, 1932 in Eastman, GA, to the late James H. Pickett and Essiline Simmons. She moved to the Atlantic Beach area in 1965 with her (5) children and now late husband Naaman R. Harrell, USN RET. Mrs. Harrell spent many…

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    Calvin Southern

    Calvin Southern Ponte Vedra Beach Calvin Currell Southern, 82, peacefully passed away on May 3, 2019. He was born February 27, 1937 in Pulaski, VA to the late Everett Jordan and Zelma Mildred (Jennings) Southern. In his early years, Mr. Southern worked on his family farm, drove a school bus morning and evening while also working at the boat dock.…

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    William Hildebrandt

    William Hildebrandt South Carolina William “Bill” Carol Hildebrandt, born December 3, 1936 died peacefully surrounded by family on May 4, 2019.  He was the son of Leonhardt August and Gladys Cherry, and born in Baltimore, MD.  He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 54 years, Arden.  Bill and Arden retired to Pawley’s Island in 1997 after spending 36 years…