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Obituaries 4/21/22


John W. Saunders
John W. Saunders, 88, of Orange Park, FL passed away April 16, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral, 501
Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL
(904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

June E. Rees
June E. Rees, of Middleburg, Florida passed away on April 13, 2022. June was born to Emery and Florence Texter on December 21, 1932 in Hackensack, New Jersey. She lived in Kearny, New Jersey until graduation from Kearny High School in 1950. June was married to George W. Rees for 35 years. He passed away in 1992.
Prior to moving to Florida, June and her family lived in Jackson, New Jersey for over 30 years. She was a Document Control Supervisor for the Margaretten Mortgage Company where she worked for over 20 years. While in Jackson, June was an avid bowler and even bowled a 300 game.
June moved to Middleburg, Florida in 1993. She worked for the Clay County Library System for many years and was a volunteer at the Orange Park Medical Center for twenty years. June was a member of the Middleburg Presbyterian Church. She was a voracious reader and member of the Friends of the Middleburg Library. She had a green thumb and her plants and flowers were beautiful. She had been a member of the Middleburg Garden Club.
June loved to travel. Her favorite trip was to Egypt but she also visited countries in Europe, South America, Central America and Africa. These trips included a trip by river across Europe, a photo safari in Africa, a river cruise down the Amazon River and to many Pacific islands
She is survived by her daughter Lynn Peaslee, her son Kurt Rees both of Middleburg, Florida and her son Scott Rees of St Petersburg, Florida. Also surviving her are her grandchildren Michael Henderson and Caitlyn Brooke, and her great grandchildren Derrick and Anastasia Henderson.
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 32043. (904) 284-4000

Raymond Lewis Murray Jr.
Raymond Lewis Murray Jr., 69,of Middleburg FL. passed away on April 13, 2022.Lewis was born to Raymond Lewis Murray Sr. and Hazel Godwin on January 5, 1953. Mr. Murray owned a timber company most of his life before opening a tire buisness in Lake City, FL. in 2008.
His family will remember him as a hard working, self made man. He was known and liked by many. He could make conversation with anyone, engaging them with his southern charm. Mr. Murray gained much respect for his perseverance and unbeatable work ethic. To his children he was generous and loving. He passed on to them his common sense approach and sense of humor.
Mr. Murray is survived by his daughter Ericka Trowbridge, his son Raymond Lewis Murray and four grandchildren.
Please join us celebrating his life Friday morning April 22, 2022 between 11-1pm at Black Pond Baptist Church 3644 Old Jennings rd. Middleburg, Fl.32068