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St. Johns County, Florida Obituary and Funeral Notice Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Hastings, Elkton, and Switzerland areas.)

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St. Johns County, Florida Obituary Collection

St. Johns County, Florida Obituary Collection - 62

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Date: Sunday, 25 July 2010, at 8:35 a.m.

Marian Stevens
Marian Tenney Stevens, 82, Melbourne, died Feb. 21, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne. She was born in Federal Point, and she was a former St. Augustine resident.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. S. Dwight McQueen, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pellicer Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at Craig chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Stevens; one daughter, Eilene Israel, Jacksonville; a son, Michael Stevens, Merritt Island; two brothers, Donald Tenney, Ashtabula, Ohio, Robert Tenney, Mineola, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Robert Somolik
Robert C. Somolik, 86, Jacksonville, died Feb. 21, 1998, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center, Jacksonville. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and he had resided in Jacksonville for the past two years.
Funeral services and interment were private.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in his memory, to Hospice Northeast, c/o The Earl B. Hadlow Center, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, 32257.
Survivors include his wife, Ann, Jacksonville; two sons, Robert L. Somolik, Jacksonville, Richard D. Somolik and his wife, Georgianna, Chicago; two grandchildren, Debra and Richard Jr., two great-grandchildren, Rheanna and Julianna and a very good friend, Dick.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge.

Walter Byrd
Walter H. Byrd, 72, St. Augustine, died Feb. 22, 1998, at St. Augustine Health Care and Rehabilitation. He was born in Sanford, and he was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
Private services were held.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Diane Davis, Valley Forge, Ga.; two sons, Clayton Byrd, Occidental, Calif., Jesse Byrd, Miami; and two sisters, Louise A. Bare, St. Augustine, Jeanette Osborne, Winter Park.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas Douglas
Thomas Allen Douglas, 70, St. Augustine and Miami, died Feb. 23, 1998, in Jacksonville. He was born in Houston, Pa., and he had resided in St. Augustine and Miami since 1960. He was president and owner of Douglas Freight Salvage Company, Miami, and he was a member of the Chartiers Lodge No. 297, F&AM, Cannonsburg, Pa., and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies. He also held memberships in several Shrine clubs, including the St. Augustine Shrine Club and was past potentate of the Mahi Temple in Miami. He was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, the St. Augustine Elks Lodge No. 829, and he was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Memorial Masonic services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday by Ashlar Lodge No. 98, F&AM, at the chapel of Craig Funeral Home.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in his memory, to the Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa, 33612-9499.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Rhea Douglas, St. Augustine; three sons, Steven A. and Brian A. Douglas, both of Miami, Kirk A. Douglas, St. Augustine; two sisters, Mary Sherwood, Plantation, Joan Taper, Cannonsburg; and nine grandchildren.

Italia Fanin
Italia Fanin, 99, St. Augustine, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Flagler Hospital East. She was born in Padua, Italy, and she had resided here since 1987. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Mooney officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Memorial Park Mausoleum. Prayers will be said at 6 p.m. today at Craig Funeral Home chapel. Friends may call at Craig chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in her memory, to the Corpus Christi Catholic Church building fund, POB 3064, St. Augustine, 32085.
Survivors include three daughters, Ada Fanin, Cech Detoro, both of St. Augustine, Amalia Mattioli, Ocala; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Hazel Graves
Hazel Clara Graves, 80, St. Augustine, died Feb. 23, 1998, at her home. She was born in Mabton, Wash., and she had resided here since 1995. She was retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company of America, and she was of the Lutheran faith.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Kerry Hinkley, pastor, officiating.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Pat Graves, Las Cruces, N.M.; two sons, Timothy Gale Palmer, St. Augustine, Thomas Dale Palmer, Kirkland, Wash.; two stepsons, John Graves, St. Petersburg, Paul Graves, Montana; two sisters, Jean Hergishimer, Cedonia, Wash., Ruth White, Springfield, Ore.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A number of step-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren also survive.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge.

William Grigat
William Arthur Grigat, 80, St. Augustine, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Flagler Hospital East. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and he had resided here for the past 18 years. He was retired from Western Electric, where he worked as a chemical engineer. He was a member of the AT&T Pioneers, past treasurer of the St. Augustine Shores Civic Association, past president of the Electroplaters Society, Newark, N.J., and past president of the Grand Jurors of Paterson, N.J. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Kerry Hinkley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Memorial Park. Friends may call at Craig Funeral Home chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in his memory, to the Florida Christian Center, Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Program, 38 Arenta St., St. Augustine, 32084; or to the St. Augustine Humane Society, 1665 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, 32086.
Survivors include his wife, Muriel Grigat, St. Augustine; one daughter, Barbara Katherine Grigat, Jeffersonville, Vt.; a son, William A. Grigat Jr., Ormond Beach; and three granddaughters.

Evelyn Coley
Funeral services for Evelyn Coley, 54, Hastings, who died Feb. 22, 1998, in Flagler Hospital West, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion AME Church, Hastings, with the Rev. S.P. Bradley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Armstrong Cemetery. Friends may call at Chase and Son Funeral Home chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and at the church from noon Saturday until the hour of services.

William Grigat
Funeral services for William Arthur Grigat, 80, St. Augustine, who died Feb. 24, 1998, at Flagler Hospital East, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Kerry Hinkley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Memorial Park. Friends may call at Craig Funeral Home chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in his memory, to the Florida Christian Center, Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Program, 38 Arenta St., St. Augustine, 32084; or to the St. Augustine Humane Society, 1665 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, 32086.

Sue McDonald
Annie Sue McDonald, 89, St. Augustine, died Feb. 25, 1998, at the Samantha Wilson Home for Senior Citizens. She was born in Local, Ala., and she had resided here for the past 60 years. She was the former owner, with her late husband, Dr. John L. McDonald, of McDonald's Drug Store on King Street. She attended Palmer College and Alabama State Teachers College, and she was a member of the Altrusa Club, the Maria Jefferson Chapter, DAR; the Las Adelfas Garden Circle, and she was a flower show judge. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, with Dr. John Hunter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or those wishing may make a contribution, in her memory, to a favorite charity.
Survivors include three daughters, Miriam Leikert, Susan Corbett, both of St. Augustine, Ann Showalter, Jacksonville; one sister, Myriam Esneul, Mobile, Ala.; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Old
Memorial services for Robert Howard Old, 74, St. Augustine, who died Feb. 19, 1998, at Flagler Hospital West, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jeremiah Lambe officiating.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge.

Elmer Proctor
Elmer Quentin Proctor, 78, died Feb. 19, 1998, in Farmington Hills, Mich. He was born in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School in 1937. He entered the field of electronics and received pioneer training in radar, advancing to chief aviation radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After working in radio stations in Rocky Mount and Sanford, N.C., he moved to the Detroit, Mich. area, where he worked until his retirement in 1987.
Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Covenant Baptist Church, Farmington Hills, where he had served as a teacher of Builders Sunday School class. Burial followed in North Farmington Cemetery.
Mr. Proctor was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Jeanne (Mettier) Proctor, and his parents, Russell and Ethel Proctor of Hastings.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Aranowski, Nancy, Cathy DeLanoy; a son, Russ; one brother, Charles Proctor, a sister, Mary Ethel Cotton, Hastings; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McCabe Funeral Home was in charge.

Curtis Spearmon
Curtis Lee Spearmon, 16, Bunnell, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Jacksonville. He was born in Daytona Beach, and he was a student at Flagler Palm Coast High School. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church, Bunnell, with the Rev. Willie Hymon officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and from noon Saturday until the hour of services.
Survivors include his mother, Karen D. Spearmon, Bunnell; his father, Curtis Coger, Melbourne; two brothers, Kelvin Spearmon, Matthew Wright Jr., both of Bunnell; a sister, Alice Wright, Bunnell; his paternal grandmother, Kasell Coger, Melbourne; and other relatives including a number in St. Augustine.
Chase and Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald Wilson
Memorial services for Donald P. Wilson, St. Augustine, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anastasia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Moore, pastor, officiating.
Croyle Funeral Home is in charge.

Renee Beskind
Renee Lynn Marks Beskind, 63, St. Augustine, died Feb. 25, 1998, at Flagler Hospital West. She was born in Gainesville, and she moved to St. Augustine from Arlington, Va., six years ago. She was a member of Temple Bet Yam and president of the Temple Bet Yam Sisterhood.
A service will be held for her at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at Temple Bet Yam, 2487 State Road 3 at Florida Avenue.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in her memory, to Temple Bet Yam Building Fund, POB 840052, St. Augustine, 32084.
Survivors include her husband, Capt. Robert L. Beskind, St. Augustine; a son, Mark Beskind, St. Augustine; one daughter, Sharon Beskind, Clinton, Md.; a sister, Sandra Mannis, Coral Gables; and one granddaughter.
Croyle Funeral Home is in charge.

Evelyn Coley
Funeral services for Evelyn Coley, 54, Hastings, who died Feb. 22, 1998, in Flagler Hospital West, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion AME Church, Hastings, with the Rev. S.P. Bradley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Armstrong Cemetery. Friends may call at Chase and Son Funeral Home chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and at the church from noon Saturday until the hour of services.

Hazel Graves
Memorial services for Hazel Clara Graves, 80, St. Augustine, who died Feb. 23, 1998, at her home, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Kerry Hinkley, pastor, officiating.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge.

Sue McDonald
Funeral services for Annie Sue McDonald, 89, St. Augustine, who died Feb. 25, 1998, at the Samantha Wilson Home for Senior Citizens, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, with Dr. John Hunter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or those wishing may make a contribution, in her memory, to a favorite charity.
Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Putnam
Ruth Helen Putnam, 92, Jacksonville, N.C., died Feb. 23, 1998, at Britthaven of Jacksonville. She was a former St. Augustine resident and organizer and first president of the St. Johns County Mental Health Association. She received a master's degree in education at Wayne State University, and she had a two-year fellowship at Merrill Palmer Institution of Human Development and Family Life and was a doctoral candidate at Florida State University. She served as dean of women at Shimer College.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnson-Gaskins Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Mrs. Putnam was preceded in death by her husband, William Putnam.
Survivors include one son, Roger Putnam, San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Curtis Spearmon
Funeral services for Curtis Lee Spearmon, 16, Bunnell, who died Feb. 24, 1998, at Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church, Bunnell, with the Rev. Willie Hymon officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. today, and from noon Saturday until the hour of services.
Chase and Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald Wilson
Memorial services for Donald P. Wilson, St. Augustine, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anastasia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Moore, pastor, officiating.
Croyle Funeral Home is in charge.

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