Obituaries 8/2/18


Lillie M. Valle
On July 25 Lillie M. Valle was received peacefully and calmly into the arms of the one and only God she served. Her family was there to pray her on at the home of her daughter, Kathy Ramirez, in Central La.  She will be reunited with the love of her life of 68 years, Manuel D. Valle. Dad has been waiting to be put to rest together with his bride since July 15, 2017. Lillie was born April 21, 1930 in Denison, TX to Henry H. Atwell and Mattie Kyker Atwell. Growing up on a farm the fifth of ten children groomed her to be a strong faithful person. In mom’s own words from her journal she wrote: “As you continue to reveal your love to me, create in me a place of rest and peace that attracts others to come and know that you live in me in peace, quietness, and love.” She did just that up to her final day. Her faith journey began in a need to belong to a church where she felt at home.  She converted to Catholicism after marrying dad. She was loyal to her church serving in various positions as a Eucharistic minister, lectern, women’s altar society, adoration chapel and served as a spiritual advisor. She was the best prayer warrior one could always depend on. She will be remembered by the many she counseled and guided into the faith. Her loyalty to her family and friends, a strong urging to forgiveness, and trust in God’s mercy. She and dad were founding members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Green Cove Springs, Fla., and left behind a wealth of friendships and memories. You could always count on Lil, as she was affectionately referred to, to bring the best desserts and food to any church function. She was a great cook and her meals will never be forgotten. Mom was designed to be a military wife of a career Air Force SSgt. She was very resourceful at saving everything including space. Our attics became memories overflowing with love.  Her prayers, along with dad’s, landed our family in places that God intended us to be. She was the glue that held her family together. In another journal entry, mom was giving thanks to the Lord for her family, and for the husband he chose for her, at the time, was 48 years. She referred to her children as gifts from his heart and asked for his blessings on them. Our family is truly blessed! After putting her life on hold for dad’s career, and family demands, she finally learned to drive at the ripe age of 42. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition in the mid 1980’s, retiring after 19 years for Clay County School System. Mom loved and prayed for all of her caregivers, proving that God dwells within us no matter our state of mind.  We are forever grateful for the tender loving care mom received from her caregivers. Sitters for Tender Care: Shewanda Lee, Kendrick White, Charlotte & Vanessa Goins, and owner Nneka Goins, Modern Hospice staff, and special thanks to nurses Laura & Brittney, and daily care from CNA Toni. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.  She grieved the loss of her baby, Anthony, that she can now wrap her arms around and her husband, Manuel D. Valle. She is survived by daughter Linda Ray and husband Pat; son Michael D. Valle and wife Vicky; twin daughters, Karen Valle & Kathy Ramirez; and son Mark Valle. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Nikki Clark and husband Terry, Ashley Collins, Kyle Frank, Derek Valle, Lindsey Herndon, Rachel Vogt, Leslie & Melissa Valle, & Madison Shatswell and husband Timothy; as well as great grandchildren: Tyler Clark, Austin, Kaydence & Addlyn Collins and Preslie Frank. Services for Lillie M. Valle and Manuel D. Valle will be Thursday, August 2, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Greenwell Springs LA, with visitation from 9:30a.m. until Memorial Mass at 11a.m. Burial will be at 12:30p.m. at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, LA, with Military Honors for Manuel.

Jean Delp
Jean Delp passed away Monday July 23, 2018 in the Orange Park Medical Center at the age of 88. Married to Elvin (Eb) Delp and moved to Green Cove springs in 1954.  Eb preceded her in death in February 2001.  She was an active member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, loved being around people and volunteered much of her time to the community. She served at the voting polls and was a school nurse in the clinic at Clay High School in the ‘70s.  Jean volunteered at the Clay County Agricultural Center for many years and loved working in the Welcome Center for the annual Clay County Fair. She is survived by her son Rick (Jeannene), Daughter Nan, six grand-children and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral Service will be held Monday July 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Moosehaven Chapel and will rest at Holly Hills Cemetery in Middleburg.

Frederick E. ‘Fred’ Caustic
Frederick E. ‘Fred’ Caustic, 75 of Dandridge, TN formerly of Green Cove Springs, FL and Gatlinburg, TN went home to be with his Lord on Sunday morning, July 22, 2018 following a battle with cancer. He was born, March 23, 1943 in Barre, Vermont the son of the late Charles Dennison Caustic and Bessie Meryle (Martin) Caustic and was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia “Ginger” Caustic.  Fred was former owner and operator of Helm Funeral Home in Green Cove Springs, FL and later owned a shoe and leatherworks shop in the Arts Community of Gatlinburg, TN.  After retiring to Dandridge, TN, he joined the staff of Farrar Funeral Home as funeral director and embalmer and was a member of the Dandridge First United Methodist Church.  Fred will be remembered for his kind gentle spirit and his joy of being with family and friends.  He is survived by his children, Dawn, Bryce, Jason and Rianna Caustic; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and special friend, Susie Simms.  A celebration of life service will be held, Saturday, August 4, 2018, 4 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel, Dandridge with Rev. Dr. Steven Brown officiating.  The family will receive friends that afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m. prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial gifts be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge, TN.

Joanne Viola Ferraro
Joanne Viola Ferraro, 78 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away July 24, 2018
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043

Keith Pereau
Keith Pereau, 65, of Fleming Island, passed away July 27, 2018. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

Leslie A. Floyd

Leslie A. Floyd, 82, of Middleburg, FL, passed away July 27, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL. (904) 284-4000

Beatrice Harman
Beatrice Harman, 82, of Orange Park, FL passed away on July 27, 2018.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-4000.

Richard W. Hornsby
Richard W. Hornsby, 69, of Middleburg, FL, passed away July 28, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Elmer ‘Bud’ J. Laurent
Elmer “Bud” J. Laurent, 80, of Penney Farms, FL, passed away July 30, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Nicolas A. Mooradian
Nicolas A. Mooradian passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Owene H. Weber
Dr. Owene H. Weber died on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.
Victor R. Johnson
Victor R. Johnson, 92, of Orange Park, FL,  passed away July 29, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000


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