Obituaries 9/28/17

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Donald “Donnie” H. McKernan
Donald “Donnie” H. McKernan passed away on September 16, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Orange Park, Fla. He was born on February 16, 1953 in Suffern, New York, to the late Stanford McKernan and Evelyn Chipman McKernan.
Donnie earned a bachelor of science degree, majoring in special education. Donnie loved life and teaching children. He was a dedicated special education teacher. He taught for 40 years, 30 of which were in the Clay County School System. He was a sports fanatic who enjoyed golf and basketball, but loved the FSU and Jaguars football teams. Donnie truly cherished his wife, LuAnn, and to him, she was someone very special. After 38 years of marriage, Donnie still enjoyed complimenting LuAnn and showing her off to everyone.
Donnie is survived by his loving wife, LuAnn McKernan; his devoted four-legged furry best friends, dogs Dolly and Kozmo; brothers, Buzz (Valerie) McKernan and Lance (Meryl) Lawton; nephews, Randy (Ann) Glick, Taylor (Nicole) Lawton and Alexander (Patrick) McKernan; nieces, Nicole (Jamie) McCluskey, Tamara (Nate) Lawton and Holly (Marcelo) Avendano; grand nephews and nieces, Connor McKernan, Nathan and Abby Glick, Aidan and Sarah McCluskey, Raine and Willa Lawton and Amber Avendano; a host of friends and many former students who considered Mr. McKernan their teacher and friend.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Donnie’s honor to Central and Northern Florida Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1020 N. Orlando Avenue, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751, (407) 622-4673.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Denise R. McEachern
Denise R. McEachern passed away on September 21, 2017 in Green Cove Springs, Fla. She was born on February 21, 1973 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Linda L Horowitz and the late Chris J. Blackwell. Denise was a high school graduate and worked at Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart DC 6099 in Jacksonville, Fla. She liked reading, crosswords, family time and her beloved puppy, Sprokit. Preceding Denise in death are her father; grandmother, Daisy Strain and grandfather, Raymond Bussell. Denise is survived by her loving husband, Lamarr “Mardy” E. McEachern, children, Brittni (Jerry) Mullis, Scott C. Smith, Alex C. Smith and Cassandra L. Smith; step children, Tyler, Meghan, Jesse, Breanna McEachern; brother, David J. Blackwell; sister, Marilyn M. Brittan; nephews, Tyler A., Brittan, Zachary and Austin Blackwell; friend, Kristi Brock and a host of aunts, uncles and friends. Services will be held today, Thursday, September 28, 2017 with visitation at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Helen Bonita Morgan
Helen Bonita Morgan, 87 of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away September 18, 2017
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 904-284-7720 www.RHRFH.com

Suzette Panganiban
Suzette Panganiban, of Orange Park, passed away September 22, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center. (904) 284-7720.

Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson, of Fleming Island, passed away September 21, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center. (904) 284-7720.

Theodore “Ted” Latour
Theodore “Ted” Latour, of Penney Farms, passed away September 23, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center. (904) 284-7720.

William ‘Willie’ Baker, Jr.
William “Willie” Baker, Jr., 87, of Middleburg, Fla., passed away September 16, 2017.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL. (904) 284-4000

Charlotte Grace Gilmore
Charlotte Grace Gilmore, 80, of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away September 21, 2017.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL. (904) 284-4000

Steven Andrew Joyner
Steven Andrew Joyner, 39, of Middleburg, Fla. passed away September 21, 2017.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL. (904) 284-4000

Richard V. Woodson
Richard V. Woodson, 71, of Orange Park, Fla. passed away September 23, 2017.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL. (904) 284-4000.

G.C. ‘Guy’ Garrett, Jr
G.C. “Guy” Garrett, Jr., 86, of Middleburg, FL passed away September 24, 2017.
Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Aurelia M. Villaflor
Aurelia M. Villaflor passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233.

Alexis Lato
Alexis Lato, of Middleburg, passed away September 24, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720.

Nance L. Link
Nance L. Link, 64, of Middleburg, FL, passed away September 25, 2017.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Denise R. McEachern
Denise R. McEachern passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233.

Kathleen Marguerite Redding
Kathleen Marguerite Redding, 88 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away September 26, 2017
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 904-284-7720
www.RHRFH.com

Loretta Downs
Loretta Downs, of Orange Park, passed away September 26, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720.

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