In Memoriam

In Memoriam Gary Anthony Roberts

In Memoriam Gary Anthony Roberts

April 14, 1956 – May 28, 2020 Gary Roberts, 64, loving husband and father, peacefully passed away in St. Vincent’s Hospital after a brief illness May 28. His beloved wife of 34 years, Terry Russell Roberts and their daughter, Casey, 28, are comforted by the certainty that he is reunited in heaven with their deceased […]

In Memoriam: Frances Bartlett Kinne

In Memoriam: Frances Bartlett Kinne

May 23, 1917 to May 10, 2020 A trailblazer in education, both in Jacksonville and throughout the world, Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, matriarch of Jacksonville University, passed away May 10 at the age of 102. She was only two weeks shy of her 103rd birthday. A small-town Iowa girl, who had a love for music […]

In Memoriam: John Patrick Stone

June 10, 1921 to March 18, 2020 A true American hero and member of The Greatest Generation is gone. John Patrick Stone, an infantry unit commander in the Marine Corps who experienced heavy combat during World War II, passed away quietly under hospice care March 18 in his Avondale home at the age of 99. […]

In Memoriam: Ronni Gaskin Williamson Candler

In Memoriam: Ronni Gaskin Williamson Candler

March 16, 1945 – April 19, 2020 Milliners throughout Northeast Florida are mourning the passing of one of their greatest customers, Ronni Gaskin Williamson Candler on April 19 after a brief battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Candler, 75, rarely left her home bareheaded and owned more than 200 hats at the time […]

In Memoriam: Janet Owens

In Memoriam: Janet Owens

January 4, 1953 to April 8, 2020 A rare spirit. A phenomenal community leader. A sharp, clear-eyed thinker. An impassioned advocate. A wonderful, talented, and caring person. Those are just a few ways Janet Owens was described by people who knew her well. Owens, who was executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) […]

In Memoriam: William Wiley “Bill” Gay

In Memoriam: William Wiley “Bill” Gay

His doctor described him as “a mountain man, the gold standard,” and when it came to establishing his company, respecting his employees, supporting his family, and giving back to the community, he was all that and more.

In Memoriam: Charles “Corky” Buxton Rogers IV

In Memoriam: Charles “Corky” Buxton Rogers IV

He was a man with a smile that would light up the room, and to glance at his career wins and losses on the football field, he had plenty to smile about. Corky Rogers, one of the winningest high school coaches ever to guide the game, passed away of cancer Feb. 26 at the age of 76, leaving his family, hundreds of former football players, and the entire Bolles School community brokenhearted.

In Memoriam: David Asbury Howard, Sr.

In Memoriam: David Asbury Howard, Sr.

Feb. 14, 1920 to Dec. 15, 2019 Though never a shipper or cargo carrier, David Asbury Howard Sr. was one of the most influential people in the maritime industry. From his office in Jacksonville, the writer and publisher informed leaders in shipping and navigation of emerging and complex regulations, earned the trust and respect of […]

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