Obituaries 12/19/19

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Tom Croft (Orson J. Croft, Jr.)
Tom Croft (Orson J. Croft, Jr.) 73 years old. Tom was born August 19, 1946 in Jacksonville, FL and went home to be with the Lord on December 13, 2019 in Gainesville, FL after a long battle with leukemia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Orson J. Croft, Sr.; his mother, Gem Parks Croft and his son, Thomas Grant Croft.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Sylvia Croft; three daughters, Angela Polder (Trevor), Mary Rizzo (Alan), and Venus Valliere (Matthew); 27 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, and Alix and Oslene Compere and their six children, his spiritual son, daughter, and grandchildren in the Lord.
Tom served in the United States Army with the rank of sergeant during the Vietnam War era.
He pastored MorningStar Family Church in Middleburg, FL for the past 26 years after retiring from BellSouth Corporation.
Almost every child that has grown up at MorningStar called Tom their “Papaw”. He taught most of them to play guitar, keyboard, or drums and even how to drive a car.
He was a chaplain with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Chaplain and Committeeman on the Clay County Republican Executive Committee for over 25 years.
He was President Emeritus of North Florida Theological Seminary where he was instrumental in helping equip saints from all denominational backgrounds for the ministry.
He was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather known by his love for Jesus, his family and his love for others.
Services will be held at Russell Baptist Church, 2299 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and will be laid to rest in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

Edward Earl West
Edward Earl West passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Bailey’s Hospice Care Center, Flagler Hospital, St Johns County, Florida.
He was born in Duval County on September 26,1955 to James Donald and Lillian Cercy West.
Eddie was predeceased by his mother Lillian and brother William A. West.
Survivors include his wife Lola West, step-daughters Shelia Edge (Willie) and Serena Dickey (Wayne); step-son Chris Solano (Katrina); daughter Wanda West, father James D. West, stepmother Mary Jane and adopted brothers Jason and Joshua West, of Mardela Springs, MD; brothers James D. West Jr., John M. West (Glenda) and Robert Joseph West, all three residents of Clay County.
Eddie worked in land development and construction all of his life and was an avid hunter. He will be missed by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Burial was on December 18 at Peoria Cemetery, 142 E. Jefferson Ave. Orange Park, FL

Linda Louise Taylor
Linda Louise Taylor, 67 of St. Johns, FL passed away December 15, 2019.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

James Patrick Southey
James Patrick Southey, 35 of Middleburg, FL passed away December 15, 2019.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

Diane Doherty Pica
Diane Doherty Pica, 83, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away December 10, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL

Kim A. Anderson
Kim A. Anderson passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Harold Lee Barnes
Harold Lee Barnes, 84 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away December 10, 2019. Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720www.RHRFH.com

Christopher Mark Hickson
Christopher Mark Hickson, 59, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away December 10, 2019. Broadus Raines Funeral Home 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Michael John Healy
Michael John Healy, 57, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away December 14, 2019.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Capt. Helen M. Mohorich,
USN (Ret.)

Capt. Helen M. Mohorich, USN (Ret.), of Green Cove Springs, FL  passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019,  
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com

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