In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr.

In Memoriam: Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr.

February 20, 1922 to August 7, 2020 Philanthropist Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr., who played a major role in the development of Jacksonville’s southside, passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes Aug. 7.  Referring often to himself as a simple “country farmer,” the always humble Skinner was so much more than that. Throughout his […]

In Memoriam: David D. Williams

In Memoriam: David D. Williams

June 13, 1954 to June 30, 2020 Retired Bishop Kenny High School teacher, coach, and administrator David D. Williams passed away on June 30 after a three-year battle with ALS.  In the classroom, on the playing field, and as dean of students, Williams made a big impact on the Bishop Kenny community. “Dave was liked […]

In Memoriam: Ann Carrell Jeter

In Memoriam: Ann Carrell Jeter

November 16, 1916 to July 17, 2020 If athleticism, wanderlust, and humor can keep a person young, then it’s no wonder Ann Carrell Jeter lived more than a century. The Riverside native made it to 103 before she died in the early morning on July 17 due to complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia.  One week […]

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) […]

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