This week's crime report for Clay County Florida, provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Clayton J. Kicklighter
Clayton J. Kicklighter, age 99, beloved husband, father and philanthropist departed this life on November 16, 2022. He was born in Baxley, Georgia on March 6, 1923, and moved to Jacksonville, Florida in May 1930. He married his wife, Harriet J. Hutson in 1953, and they had one child (Pamela H. Kicklighter). He was predeceased by his daughter, Pamela H. Kicklighter, Mother Sallie Kicklighter, Father John Kicklighter, Sister Hazel Kicklighter Warren, Brothers Paxton and Spencer Kicklighter.
Clayton J. Kicklighter attended elementary, Junior and High schools in Jacksonville and the University of Florida. He joined the U.S. Army and served in World War II. After the war, Clayton went into the Real Estate Business and became a Broker. He decided to finish college, attending Jacksonville University. Clayton graduated after Jacksonville University became a 4-year University, in their first graduating class.
Clayton J. Kicklighter joined the Free and Accepted Masons of Florida 68 years ago and served as Master of Orange Park Lodge. He also joined the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, The York Rite of Free Masonry, Morocco Shriners, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Clayton has been given Honors in Masonry, 33rd Degree Mason and Grand Cross of Florida. He was also a member of the Red Cross of Constantine, the Head of Scottish Rite as a Personal Representative for 7 years.
Clayton J. Kicklighter was a General Contractor and Real Estate Broker for many years and has built store buildings and houses in Jacksonville, Duval and Clay County areas. Funeral Services were held at Oak Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Charles Lever officiating on November 22nd at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddons Oaklawn Cemetery.
Joseph M. Jackson, Sr.
Joseph Matthew Jackson, Sr., 66, of Orange Park, entered the sunset of life on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Community Hospice Douglas Center for Caring, Jacksonville. The son of Joseph Blackshear Jackson and Betsy Youngblood, he was a native of Cleveland, OH. He was educated in the Glenville County, Ohio School District and earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Phoenix.
He was of the Baptist faith. He subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and earned numerous medals and commendations before attaining the rank of (E-6). SSGT Jackson earned an honorable discharge. Joseph was a retired Social Security Administrator with the Federal Government. He enjoyed soccer, chess, cooking, karate, and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in eternal rest by his sister, Santa Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his memories: loving wife, Rosemary “Rose” Jackson; son, Joseph M. Jackson, Jr.; daughters, Santa Jackson, Vera (Ben) Jones, Kanika Thomas, Ebony (Michael) Jenkins, Shaquila (Brandon) Bullard; 9 grandchildren, Runiesha (Juan), Shanice, Alexis, Lavel Jr., Cayla, Michael, Marilyn, Brandon Jr., Brayden; 5 brothers, Eddy (Nettie) Martin, Howard (Wendy) Smith, Isadora (Elsie) Smith, David (Benita) Smith, Rodney Youngblood; 3 sisters, Denise (Melvin) Jackson, Joyce Sumlin, Jackie Youngblood; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life with the U.S. Marine Honor Guard conducting honors will be held 1 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2022 graveside at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd., Jacksonville. Elder Steven Mitchell, Shiloh Baptist Church, Orange Park, officiating.
Online condolences: flaggserenitychapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison Street, Palatka, FL 32177.
Linda June (Solina) Laflamme
Linda June (Solina) Laflamme, 78 (Middleburg, Florida) passed away November 17, 2022. Born to John and Agnes (Romblad) Solina on July 18, 1944, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Linda went to high school in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, she graduated in 1961 from Woonsocket High School. After graduation Linda started working at Amica Insurance Office in Lincoln, Rhode Island. She soon fell in love with her soon to be fiancé’. However, since he just joined the Navy, they would wait until he finished to get married. Once Linda and her husband were married, they moved to Florida to live and start their family. She had two children (a son, Dean and a daughter, Hally) and she was very involved with their busy athletic lives while they were growing up. Linda was involved with the North Palm Beach/Palm Beach Garden Jaycee for many years with her husband, she held different titles within the Jaycee organization. Linda was an avid church goer, and she was a member of the Nativity Lutheran Church in Palm Beach Gardens and sang in the choir, then her and Mike became members at Faith Lutheran in North Palm Beach, and when Linda and her husband moved to Clay County they became members of Advent Lutheran in Orange Park, Florida. Linda was a member of the 50-year medalist group of the Joslin client, in Boston. This is a group of individuals who are being studied and who have been living with diabetes for more than 50 plus years.
Linda loved crocheting, quilting, and sewing. Linda enjoyed playing Bingo and Rummikub. She liked doing all kinds of crafts especially if she could do them with her grandchildren. Linda will best be remembered as being a wonderful and dedicated Meme, who would take care of the grandchildren and visit their elementary schools when they were younger. She also enjoyed staying active and going places with her husband, Mike.
Linda was preceded in death by her father John Solina, sister Joyce (Solina) Richmond, Mother Agnes (Romblad) Solina.
She was survived by her Son Dean Laflamme (Carol Fox) of Tampa, Florida, and her daughter Hally Adams (Danny Adams) of Green Cove Springs, Florida and grandchildren Sydney and Bryce Adams of Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Funeral services will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. Date and Time will be announced.
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