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Obituaries 6/9/22


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Thomas ‘Dee’ Newton Cummings
On Tuesday May 31, 2022, Thomas “Dee” Newton Cummings, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 89.
Dee was born on July 13, 1932 in Imboden, Arkansas to Maxie Jaunita Estes and Horace Coleman Cummings. He grew up in Mobile, Alabama with his siblings Patty (Dewberry) and Charles. He graduated from Murphy High School and enlisted into the United States Army in 1950. He was in the Gunnery Division and also a Golden Gloves boxer during his 2 years of service.
In 1952, he and his father moved to Jacksonville and started working for City Pest Control where he met his loving wife of 69 years, Inez Horton. They were married on May 22, 1953 and raised 4 children together: Marsha, Rusty, Mike and Karen. They enjoyed family vacations to their cabin in Ocean Pond, and he made his goal of traveling to all 50 states! He was a member of the American Legion Post 137 and a Mason in the Shriners for over 40 years. He joined the Federal Civil Service and worked at NAS Jacksonville NADEP until retiring as a metalsmith in 1995.
They purchased a home on Doctors Lake after retirement, and here he enjoyed fishing and boating. He seemed to claim ownership of his canal, and was not above turning on his sprinklers to scare away local bass fisherman. He was quite creative and handy and enjoyed painting, woodworking, and building model trains. His grandchildren loved visiting his home to see his elaborate train table that took up an entire room. He liked playing horseshoes, doing yard work and taking care of many animals. He loved and cared for all animals, no matter how strange. He had a pet squirrel named Geraldine, many dogs, birds and one day brought home a pet goat! You could frequently find him relaxing on the back patio drinking a cold one or cheering on his favorite football teams, the Gators and the Jaguars. He was a modest, hardworking, fun-loving family man and will be greatly missed by many.
Dee is survived by his wife Inez, his brother Charles Cummings (Nancy) his children Marsha Smith (Wayne), Mike Cummings (Pam), Karen Alexander (Dwight), his grandchildren Shannon Smith (Tony), Melinda Eller (Steve), Kimberly Olivant (Nelson), Judd Cummings, Chad Cummings (Gina), Travis Cummings (Jessica), Todd Cummings (Carrie), Josh Alexander, his great-grandchildren Shawn Smith, Brooklyn Heath, Dillon Heath, Austin Kittle, Levi Olivant, Jake Cummings, Carter Cummings, Cody Cummings (Kaitlyn), Abby Cummings, Beckham Cummings, Fletcher Cummings, Hattie Cummings, great-great grandchildren Haley Smith, Emma Smith, Riley Smith and Gracelynn Smith, nieces Lisa Chamberlain, Aleta Dazinger (Mike), Stacey Cummings, nephew Steve Dewberry (Patricia), many friends and neighbors. Dee is pre-deceased by sister Patty Dewberry, son Rusty Cummings (Kathy), grandson John Hall III, and great-grandson Justin Smith.
Funeral services were held on Saturday June 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens located at 111 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32073.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dee’s name to The Military Museum of Northeast Florida, 1 Bunker Avenue, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 themilitarymuseumofnorthflorida.com.

Duane Allen Honadle
Duane Allen Honadle, 54, from Orange Park, Florida, passed away May 26th, 2022, after a brief time in the hospital. He was born in Millington, TN, on June 15, 1967, to Charlotte Eavenson and Charles J. Williams.
Duane lived life and loved his way. He entertained everyone with his quick wit and rib-hurting, humorous take on life, making him the center of attention in any crowd. He will forever be remembered for his boundless energy, love of fishing and the sun, social skills, and vast knowledge of anything and everything. Duane will live forever in our hearts and never be forgotten. He is preceded in death by his Aunt and Uncle, Shirley and Roy Absher. He is survived by his friend, Leeann Ferguson and their dog, Daisy, his parents, Charlotte Eavenson and Charles J. Williams, his two sisters, Cheryl Yoder (Tony Yoder) and Sheila Larson (Terry Larson), and two brothers, Darrell Honadle (Lisa Honadle) and CJ Williams (Janeen Miklowski), his nieces, Jessica Dalton, Halle Larson (Noah Cloer), Jennifer Stein (Jay Stein), Rebecca Honadle, and his nephews Chris Yoder (Ashlee Yoder) and Trent Larson, grandnieces and grandnephews Madi and Maddox Dalton, Louis and Adrianna Honadle, Berklee Yoder, and Addison Cloer, and cousins, Mark Absher (Ann Absher) and Carol Morris (Howard Morris), and a vast extended family that loved him dearly. No funeral or memorial service is currently planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future when a service is scheduled.

Joyce Elisabeth Ridner
Joyce Elisabeth Ridner, 66, of Orange Park, FL passed away on June 5, 2022. 
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Joi Hope Thomas
Joi Hope Thomas, 61, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away on June 5, 2022. 
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

John Joseph Peter Minorics III
John Joseph Peter Minorics III passed away September 7, 2021. A retired the U.S. Navy veteran. He was a loving husband and father. His wife Judy Elaine Marie Minorics passed away May 25, 2018. He is survived by his son. Christopher Adam Minorics, daughter Lisa Ann Griffin, neice Kim Godsey, 7 grandchildren, Michael, Samantha, Alexadra, LeeAnn, Adam, Matthew, Taylor, 1 great grandson, Brantley and many more who loved him. May he live forever in our hearts.

Donald Malcome Johnson
Donald Malcome Johnson, 75, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away on June 5, 2022. 
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com