Obituaries 4/25/19

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Earl Coulter
Earl Coulter, 72, of Orange Park, FL, passed away January 31, 2019. He was born on October 10, 1946 in Maryville, TN to parents Arthur and Sarah (Williams) Coulter.
He worked as a Lab Technician for Union Camp Chemicals and moved to the local area in 1966.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting flea markets. Mr. Coulter was an avid bike rider and a former member of the Moose Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Douylliez and is survived by his wife, Janice Coulter, sons, David Coulter (Charmaine), Dale Raymond Douylliez (Patty) and Timmy Douylliez (Candace); daughters, Martha Coulter (John) and Sherry Coulter (DeWayne); sisters, Geraldine Blevins and Sarah Lou Cummings (Howard); 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Dr. Tim McDaniel officiating.
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.

Rev. Ludie Carolyn Matthews
Rev. Ludie Carolyn Matthews, age 76, of St. Augustine, FL passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Funeral services officiated by Rev. Sam Jewell will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Friday evening at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in the Garden of Devotion at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Bright Focus Foundation at www.brightfocus.org or to The Huntington Disease Society at www.hdsa.org.
Carolyn was born on September 19, 1942 in Clinton, SC to Carrol Pinckney Reid and Ludie Nell Reid (nee Scott). She married Johnny Matthews on August 20, 1966 and they enjoyed 25 years of marriage until his passing in 1991. She has been blessed in her personal life as a beloved daughter, Navy wife, and mother of four children. Academically, she has been a life-long learner, a seeker of knowledge and a world traveler (she studied at the Sorbonne). Her professional success reflects that diligence: high school French teacher, elementary reading specialist, and elementary school principal. After being widowed at 49, her search for spiritual truth and trust led her to become a Seminary student, a student of Greek and Hebrew, a hospital chaplain, and then an ordained minister of the Methodist Church. She has loved each step of her journey. But with all of her degrees and accolades, when asked what she was proudest of in her life, she said she was the most proud of being able to raise her children – her role as a mother. Mrs. Matthews was preceded in death by her parents, Carrol and Ludie Reid; and her husband, Johnny Matthews; and her sister, Linda Hawkins.
She is survived by her 4 beloved children: James, Charles, Lynn, and Mark (Kara) Matthews; 2 brothers: Richard (Donna) and William (Martha) Reid; 7 grandchildren: Andie, Cory, Elijah, Kaiya, Juke, Cade, and Brayleigh; 1 great-grandchild: Riley; her life-long friend, Linda Pina; as well as many extended family members and dear friends. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Walter Anthony Soderholm
Walter Anthony Soderholm, 75, a longtime resident of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was born on July 27, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Walter and Ethel Soderholm. Tony, as his friends and family knew him, was known as a wisecracking smartass who would give the shirt off his back without hesitation! He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Sandra Pope and Judith Soderholm. He is survived by his daughter, Nicki Soderholm, a sister and brother, Janet Earle and David Soderholm, and several nieces and nephews.
Please sign the online guest book at www.broadusraines.com Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Bertha J. Pate

Bertha J. Pate, 85, of Middleburg, Florida passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.   
She was born in California to the late Charles and Jennie Blunt.  She enjoyed painting and gardening. She loved bird watching and watching game shows.  Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Pate and son, Michael.
She is survived by sons, Albert, David, Richard and Steve; daughters, Rachael, Michelle and Jina; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation was Friday, April 19, 2019 at Watts Funeral Home, 720 South San Mateo, Fl. 32187 10- 12 PM. Graveside service followed at 2 PM at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Middleburg, Fl. Memories and condolences may be shared with her family online at wattsfuneralhomes.com

Marion L. Knutson
Marion L. Knutson died in her home April 7, 2019 in Orange Park, FL. She was born Jan. 5,1927 in Minneapolis, MN to Patrick E. and Lillian O. McMurchie.
Marion was married to the love of her life, Clifford G. Knutson on Aug. 5,1946 and over the next 28 years moved around the country with the U.S. Marine Corps assignments for “Cliff’ raising a beautiful famity of six children. They finally settled in Orange Park, FL upon Cliff’s retirement from the Marine Corps in 1973.
Marion was a loving wife and mother and an excellent homemaker. She was devoted to her family and to God. She was also a loving grandmother to her four grandchildren despite being separated from most of them by many miles. Marion managed to find time for helping others too. She was active in the Marine Wives Club for years, she did charitable work in the several churches she attended throughout the years and did volunteer work through the Red Cross at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital. She was a beloved friend to those who called her friend.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband ‘Cliff’, her parents, her brother Patrick and his wife Alice, her son Paul and daughter Linda and her grandson David. She is survived by her son Gregory Knutson(Anna Lee), her daughter Julie West(Steven), sons Douglas Knutson and Carl Knutson, and three grandchildren, Katrina M. Paris, Lars Knutson(Katrinaland Carl Knutson Jr.(McKinna) and one great grandson Dane Knutson.
A graveside service was held on Monday April 15, 2019 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens where Marion is now buried next to beloved “Cliff”.

Joyce L. Laurent
Joyce L. Laurent, 74, of Penney Farms, FL, passed away April 19, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Harriet E. Wean
Harriet E. Wean, 87, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away April 19, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Genevieve C. Easley
Genevieve C. Easley passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Patricia Elaine Bonner

Patricia Elaine Bonner, 76 of Jacksonville, FL passed away April 18, 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

Frank E. “Chip” Putnam, II
Frank E. “Chip” Putnam, II, 50, of Green Cove Springs, passed away April 19, 2019.  Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 904-284-7720

Michael Buchanan Rudderham
Michael Buchanan Rudderham, 80, of Orange Park, FL, passed away April 18, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Carole A. Jones
Carole A. Jones passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Fayne F. Gifford
Fayne F. Gifford passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Harriet E. Wean

Harriet E. Wean, 87, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away April 19, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000

Chief Curtis Derek Wertz

Chief Curtis Derek Wertz, USN (Ret.), 89 of Orange Park, FL passed away April 18, 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

Robert Kral
Robert Kral passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

David J. Miller

David J. Miller, 60, of Orange Park, FL, passed away April 22, 2019
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Edna A. Grala
Edna A. Grala passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233.

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