John R. Butcher
Died: Friday, August 01, 2003
Born June 3, 1918, in Duluth, Minn., he was a longtime resident of Jacksonville and the Beaches area. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota at Duluth and was retired from General Motors.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Butcher of Ponte Vedra Beach; daughters Pamela Gregory of Windsor, Conn., and Jeri Rogers of Maitland, Fla.; two grandsons, and two great-granddaughters.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Lucas Valiente Velez
Died: Thursday, July 31, 2003
The infant son of Louie and Beatrice Velez, he died in Jacksonville the day after he was born.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters Valerie and Grace; paternal grandparents Agnes Medina Fuentes and Luis R. Velez; maternal grandparents Ramona and Migel Perez, five aunts, and an uncle.
Graveside services were held on Monday at H. Warren Smith Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.
Nancy Caroline Barstow Wynkoop
Died: Monday, July 21, 2003
Born Dec. 17, 1914, in Alhambra, Calif., she grew up in Southern California. She was an artist and enjoyed drawing, traveling, reading, bicycling, boating and camping across the country.
She was a longtime member of Palms Presbyterian Church,, Jacksonville Beach, and volunteered for many charitable causes, among them Habijax and the community kitchen in Jacksonville Beach. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Stratton, her brother, Alfred Gary Barstow, and her sister, Mary Rhodes Rockwell.
She is survived by children Katrina (Richard) Wynkoop-Simmons of Olympia, Wash., Peter (Frances) Wynkoop of Atlantic Beach, Susanna W. Killian of Ponte Vedra Beach, Linda W. Oswald and Jonathan (Christine) Wynkoop, both of Charlotte, Mich., and Mary (John) Burns of Louisville, Colo.; grandchildren Caitlin Simmons, Andrew Wynkoop, Richard (Sharon) McDowell, Susan (Darren) Cagle, Davied Killian, Peter Killian, Gina (Ty) Sanders, John Oswald, Owen Burns, James Burns, Lucy Burns and Sophia Burns; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, with the Rev. Carol DiGiusto and Dr. Tom Walker officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity. Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Mich.
Died: Saturday, September 27, 2003
She was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Savannah, Ga., and had lived in the Jacksonville area most of her life.
She was a member of Palms Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville Beach, and past president of the Womanís Association of Palms. She was a former member of the Daughter of the Nile and the Sheba Club and was a longtime member of the Ladies 9 Hole Association at the Oak Bridge Golf Club. Mrs. Perkins was a retired senior claims representative of Hartford Insurance Group.
She was predeceased by her son, James E. Perkins, sister, Fay Tucker, and brother, James Penn.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edward George Perkins; daughter Judith P. Pringle; sisters Helen Ebersole of St. Augustine, Virginia Ebersole of Hypoluxo, Fla., and Ann Tredinick and Barbara Tschannen, both of Ponte Vedra Beach; brother Harold Penn of Waycross, Ga.; grandchildren Stacy Perkins and Jonathon E. Pringle, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 1, in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Palms Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Thomas Walker and the Rev. Carol DiGiusto officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2850 Isabella Blvd., Suite 20, Jacksonville Beach, 32250, or to the Hospice Foundation for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, 32257.
Died: Saturday, September 27, 2003
Born Feb. 3, 1941, in Newburgh, N.Y., she moved to Ponte Vedra 18 years ago.
She retired from First Union Bank and traveled extensively with her husband. She attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra Beach. Her brother, William Houston, predeceased her.
She is survived by her husband, Michael John Guadagno; daughters Christine (Seymour) Martin of Conway, S.C., and Lisa (David Patrick) Paul of Jacksonville; sisters Barbara Pointer of Richmond, Va., and Amy Finnegan of New Windsor, N.Y., four grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 1, in the Cultural Center of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, with the Rev. Christopher Liguori as celebrant. Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.
Burial will be in Palm Valley Cemetery.
Brodie "Flail" Konrad Thompson
Died: Friday, September 26, 2003
Born March 27, 1973, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thompson was a resident of Neptune Beach since the age of 5. He graduated from Fletcher High School and spent much of his time traveling. He was predeceased by his mother, Beverly, and his father, C. Herman Thompson.
He is survived by his brother, Clinton Brady Thompson of Neptune Beach and other relatives.
A celebration of his life will be held 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at European Street Cafe, 5500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
William 'Cliff' Collings
Died: Thursday, September 25, 2003
Born April 11, 1934, in Wilmington Del., he was retired from the Dupont Corp. textile division. He was an avid photographer, and in retirement his works were displayed at the St. Augustine Art Association, Pablo Towers in Jacksonville Beach and the Beaches Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pauline Collings; children Patricia Collings Wilson, Cynthia Collings Reburn, Kenneth Collings, Elizabeth Barella and Michelle Montalbano; brother James Collings of Wilmington, and 10 grandchildren.
Services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, Fla., 32084. A Simple Tribute, Jacksonville.
Carole A. Kukura-Wright
Died: Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Born July 10, 1945, in Iron Mountain, Mich., she was a retired senior customer service representative for Delta Air Lines. She was Catholic.
She is survived by her husband Franklin Wright; mother Rose Kukura of Iron Mountain and brother Robert Kukura of Crystal Falls, Mich.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 1, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paulís Catholic Church, 224 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville Beach. Burial will follow at Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetery
in Ponte Vedra Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, 32257.
Vernon C. Box
Died: Wednesday, September 24, 2003
He died at his home in Atlantic Beach after a lengthy illness. Originally from Coeur díAlene, Idaho, he retired from the Navy as a chief boatswain mate after 23 years of service then was employed as the chief sheet metal fabricator at Rooftec Systems Inc. until his death.
He is survived by his wife, ďBingĒ and son Christopher Warren Box of Atlantic Beach.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 26, in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by cremation.
Mary L. Andrews
Died: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
She was a native of Jacksonville and had lived at the Beaches most of her life. She was an avid bowler and a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Andrews II.
She is survived by her children, Stephanie Paulk of Jacksonville Beach, Jim (Danese) Andrews III of Jacksonville, M. J. (Mary Jane) Rose of Debary, Fla., Gary (Tempie) Andrews of Debary and Myra (Danny) Bolena of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 26, at St. Paulís Catholic Church, with Father William Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at H. Warren Smith Cemetery. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.