Obituaries 2/8/18


Kasie Marie Berger
Kasie Marie Berger of Orlando, Fla. passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at the age of 24. Kasie was the beloved daughter of Jamie and James Berger of Fleming Island, Fla. She was born in Camp Hill, Penn., on Feb. 28, 1993, and lived in Mechanicsburg, Penn. until she was 14 years old, when she and her family relocated to Fleming Island. A 2011 graduate of Fleming Island High School, Kasie was a member of the Golden Eagles color guard. Kasie later attended Florida State College at Jacksonville before enrolling in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World. Following her internship experience, Kasie served in a variety of roles at Disney World and most recently was a full-time Disney World Cast Member where she worked at Belle’s Enchanted Castle. She also was a member of the PAC on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Kasie had many interests and hobbies including performing with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps color guard in 2011 and 2012. Most of all, Kasie loved everything Disney. She could often be found enjoying Disney World on her days off. Anyone who knew Kasie always saw her with a smile on her face. She lived her life joyfully, and always found the good in others and in her experiences. She loved people, had a gentle sweet spirit, was easy-going and was always helping others in need. She is survived by her parents, 15-year-old brother Alex, maternal grandparents Richard and Linda Dengler of The Villages, Florida and her paternal grandparents Karla Berger and Marvin and Chris Berger all of Harrisburg. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive Kasie, including Sherry Zerbe of Camp Hill, Pa., David and Stacey Girard of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif, Matthew and Kamara Berger of Carlsbad, Calif.and Ben Berger of Harrisburg. Kasie is preceded by in death by her uncle Richard “Corky” Dengler and several grandparents. Memorial services are being held in two locations: First one was held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Christ’s Church, 5900 U.S. Highway 17, Fleming Island. A second service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Daybreak Church, 321 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, Penn. 17050. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to the Epilepsy Foundation for research to prevent SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in memory of Kasie Marie Berger. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

Dale William Davis
Dale William Davis, 61, beloved husband, father and Pepaw, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018, after a difficult battle with pneumonia. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon McNeill Davis, his son, William (Christina), two daughters, Sara (Josh) and Krys (Phil), six grandchildren, Willy, Kati, Gini, Mya, Alivia and P.R, his sister Deborah Davis Tobey (Bryan), several nieces and nephews, and countless friends. He will most surely be missed by his two dogs, Abby and Bear. He is predeceased by his parents, Lt. Col (ret) Dale Ellwood Davis, and Barbara Horn Davis, and one daughter, Kathryn Marie Davis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jaguars Foundation in honor of Bill’s memory. Services will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church at 11a.m, Saturday Feb.10, 2018 with a reception to follow. Bill lived a long and happy life surrounded by his family and friends. He started life as an Army brat, born on April 23, 1956, in Germany on the U.S. military base where his father was stationed. He moved around with his family for many years until finally settling in New Orleans, La. to attend college at UNO. It was there that he met the love of his life, Sharon, whom he married on May 19, 1979. Together they had 38 wonderful years of marriage, having four children during that time, losing one, and then becoming blessed with six grandchildren starting with the first in 2002. Bill had a love of all things related to cars. Over the years, he had several cars which he loved. His top three dream cars were a 1961 Corvette, 1967 Chevelle SS396 convertible, 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible.
His last mechanical love was his 1997 Jeep. He was also the proud owner of a 1931 Ford Model A named “Sassy” which he loved to drive in parades and show off at car shows. He was a past president and the Webmaster for the First Coast Region Model A Restorers Club of Jacksonville.He loved collecting tools his favorite part of any job was getting to go to the hardware store to get a new one!  He was a whiz with computers, and all things techy.  He was also quite fond of funny standup comedy routines and could enjoy a good musical with the best of them. Bill was the most fun person in the room and knew how to make everyone laugh. From his stories we all heard a hundred times over to his off-color jokes, everyone loved his sense of humor the most. And this is what we will miss the most, Dad, when we think of everything that’s gone now that you are no longer with us. We’ll miss you forever.

Andrew Larry Nissen
Andrew Larry Nissen, 78, of Orange Park, Fla, passed away January 31, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Gladys Opal Varnes
Gladys Opal Varnes, 64, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away February 1, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000
Beverly J. Jones
Beverly J. Jones, 89, of Green Cove Springs, Fla, passed away January 31, 2018. Please sign the family’s guest book at
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

James Franklin Swingle
James Franklin Swingle, 77, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away February 5, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Linda Lee Padgett
Linda Lee Padgett, 60, of Keystone Heights, Fla., passed away January 22, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Rev. Wescoat Holloway
Rev. Wescoat Holloway, 83 of Middleburg, Fla. passed away February 4, 2018. Russell Haven Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043 904-284-7720

Edward McDower
Edward McDower, 79, of Orange Park, Fla. passed away February 4, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest  Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720


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