Obituaries 8/9/18


George E Horne Jr.
George E Horne Jr., 81, passed away July 28, 2018. He was born May 9, 1937 in Jacksonville, Fla. and resided in Middleburg/Clay Hill area. Ed served 21 years in the Marine Corp including two tours in Vietnam.  After retiring from the Marines, he went on to work 22 years in Civil Service at Jax Naval Air Station (NADEP).  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, and was a fan of Gator Football, NASCAR, and numerous other sports events.  Many of his fondest memories were spent in Keystone Heights on Lake Bedford and in Palatka on Crescent Lake. Mr. Horne is survived by his loving daughters; Kelli Kirby (Scott Kirby) Kerri Tubel (Raymond Tubel) and Kimber Rauth (Tom Rauth). He also had 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many other family members who loved him. He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Sandra L. Horne, his father George E. Horne Sr., his mother Orletta Nelson, and his brother Harry Horne. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. at Highpoint Community Church which is located on 84 Knightbox Rd, Orange Park, FL 32065 with officiant Pastor Mike Hailey. Arrangement by Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Road Middleburg, Florida 32068. Please leave words of comfort at

John Whitmore Nichols
John Whitmore Nichols, 49, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, 2 p.m., at Maplewood Cemetery followed by a time of visiting. John was born in Green Cove Springs, Fla. and raised in Orange Park, Fla.. He relocated to Wilson, N.C. in 2003 to be closer to his family. John attended St. Johns Country Day School, first through 12th grade, graduating class of 1988 and received his bachelor’s degree in K-12 education from Appalachian State University in 1992. John has worked for 26 years in various teaching and coaching positions, and currently was athletic director, coach and physical education teacher at Toisnot Middle School.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Draughn Nichols of Wilson; father, Romer Clarence Nichols and wife, Nancy, of Forest City, N.C.; sister, Wendy Nichols Anderson and husband, Todd; his adored niece, Caroline Thorne Anderson; his loyal companion and beloved dog, “Whit,” all of Wilson, and many friends and colleagues. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Toisnot Middle School Athletic Department, c/o Wendy Sullivan, 1301 Corbett Ave, Wilson, NC 27893. Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr N, Wilson, (252) 237-7171,

Alan Dean Mosbach

Mosbach, Alan Dean CW4 (Retired) US Navy, passed away 13 July 2018 at the age of 64. Alan was predeceased by his wife of 46 years Jeannie (Nichols) Mosbach, and predeceased by his father, Harold L. Mosbach, mother, Angeline (Wittenkeller) and brother, David L. Mosbach. He is survived by his son Christopher H. Mosbach; son Timothy A. and wife Tasha N. (Cason) Mosbach, granddaughter Anastasia Belle and grandson William T. Mosbach; son Patrick M. Mosbach, all of Orange Park, Fla., and his sister Cathy L. (Mosbach) Nixon of Southern Pines, N.C. Alan was born in Pontiac, Illinois and joined the Navy after High School. He spent 27 years in the U.S. Navy as both an enlisted and a Warrant Officer. After he retired he was engaged locally as an English tutor, worked at Lowes, worked as a local handyman, and in the end a caregiver to his wife. He was greatly admired by and loved in his Bear Run neighborhood.

Jeanette Fudge (Jaye) Beeler,
Jeanette Fudge Beeler, 74, passed away August 1, 2018 at home. Born February 21, 1944, in Tampa, Fla., to the late Emmette and Georgia May Cannon Beeler. In her younger years she worked as a life insurance agent for Independent Life. She was also an office manager for an insurance company, and worked for Clay Today and Clay County Leader newspapers. Her last place of employment, and her favorite, was an independent contractor contracting with a telephone book that covered Clay, Bradford, Putnam and Alachua Counties.
In this position she designed and sold commercial advertisements. After her employment, she and Jim moved to Salt Springs where Jaye was very active in her Community. She was a life member of the Salt Springs VFW Auxiliary 10208 and AmVets 1208, Salt Springs Ya-Ya Sisters and Civic Association. She was also a member of the Palatka Moose Lodge. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lauren Booth, Bernice Seigler, and Carolyn Mae Dean; half brother, Alfred R. Davis; half sister, Marilyn Uptagnaft. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Jim Beeler; sister, Unice Burnham (Don), of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Chris Kellum (Katy), of  Idaho, Craig Kellum (Abby) of Tampa; step-son, Pete Beeler (Kristy), of Greensboro, N.C.; step-daughter, Julie Belcher (Greg), of Green Cove Springs; numerous nieces and nephews throughout Florida and six grandchildren. Over the years Jaye enjoyed spending time when she could with her grandchildren and working in the kitchen with her Yaya sisters, Jackie, Linda, Kathy and Loretta.
She was an avid Seminoles fan and loved cheering her team on, watching and attending games. She also enjoyed working in her yard and watching the wildlife, fishing, boating, tinkering at Garage Sales and shopping on QVC. Maybe most of all she loved “ruling the roast” and keeping her husband Jim in tow.  Funeral services were on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Salt Springs Christian Church, with Pastor Walt Miller officiating. The family received friends for a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in the Salt Springs Memorial Gardens. There was a lunch reception following the committal at the VFW. Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, Fla.. 
Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 NE Jacksonville Rd., Anthony, Fla. 32617 (352) 620-2006

Gloria Ann Desorcy Garrett
Gloria Ann Desorcy Garrett, 65, of Middleburg, Fla., passed away July 30, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.

Paulesha J. Gibson
Paulesha J. Gibson passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Curtis Raines Jr.
Curtis Raines Jr. passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Dorothy Elizabeth ‘Dotty’ Krapf

Dorothy Elizabeth “Dotty” Krapf, 92 of Middleburg, Fla. passed away August 4, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest  Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043. 904-284-7720

Cheryl Renee ‘Sherry’ Dabbelt
Cheryl Renee “Sherry” Dabbelt, 33 of Middleburg, Fla. passed away August 3, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 904-284-7720

Dona W. Johnson
Dona W. Johnson, 94 of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away July 31, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest  Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs, Fla.  32043 904-284-7720

James Francis Muma Sr.
James Francis Muma Sr., 75, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away August 4, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.


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