Obituaries

William Taylor
B: 1941-11-23
D: 2018-04-22
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Taylor, William
Deborah Pinner
B: 1957-11-01
D: 2018-04-21
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Pinner, Deborah
James Goodwin
B: 1956-02-08
D: 2018-04-18
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Goodwin, James
Wallace Hough
B: 1936-10-23
D: 2018-04-17
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Hough, Wallace
Robert Bartel
B: 1945-01-31
D: 2018-04-17
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Bartel, Robert
Thomas Arnold
B: 1953-11-14
D: 2018-04-16
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Arnold, Thomas
Jennifer Wilkinson
B: 1976-10-22
D: 2018-04-16
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Wilkinson, Jennifer
Jerry Adcox
B: 1940-08-29
D: 2018-04-16
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Adcox, Jerry
Allen Phipps
B: 1949-10-15
D: 2018-04-15
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Phipps, Allen
Angelina Torrey
B: 1992-07-23
D: 2018-04-14
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Torrey, Angelina
Nancy Payne
B: 1942-05-09
D: 2018-04-12
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Payne, Nancy
Leah Rosenburg
B: 1951-06-18
D: 2018-04-10
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Rosenburg, Leah
Owen Preston
B: 1941-06-21
D: 2018-04-08
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Preston, Owen
Glenese Moody
B: 1937-03-30
D: 2018-04-06
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Moody, Glenese
Richard Varnadoe
B: 1935-02-11
D: 2018-04-05
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Varnadoe, Richard
Nelda Wimberley
B: 1924-05-25
D: 2018-04-03
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Wimberley, Nelda
Lucille Blackwelder
B: 1964-09-01
D: 2018-04-02
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Blackwelder, Lucille
Bobby Pittman
B: 1932-10-15
D: 2018-03-30
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Pittman, Bobby
Mildred Blumenstock
B: 1919-12-29
D: 2018-03-25
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Blumenstock, Mildred
Shirley Nettles
B: 1935-06-05
D: 2018-03-23
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Nettles, Shirley
Margaret Perry
B: 1937-09-06
D: 2018-03-22
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Perry, Margaret

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William Taylor

November 23, 1941 - - April 22, 2018

William Samuel Taylor, 76, of Palatka, passed from this life on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. He was a native of St. Augustine and had lived in Palatka for the past 43 years coming from Hawthorne. He had worked as a truck driver and enjoyed watching all sports. William was an avid Florida Gator and Atlanta Braves fan. ...

Deborah Pinner

November 01, 1957 - - April 21, 2018

Deborah C. Pinner (“Tootsie”) 60, of Palatka, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 following an extended illness. Deborah was a lifelong resident of Palatka and graduated from Palatka South High School in 1975. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and baking. Deborah was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Fellowship in Palatka. She was also a NASCAR ...

James Goodwin

February 08, 1956 - - April 18, 2018

Joseph Wayne Goodwin, 62, of Starke, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Memphis, Tennessee and had lived in Starke for 35 years coming from Hollywood, Florida. He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Interlachen Ward ...

Wallace Hough

October 23, 1936 - - April 17, 2018

Wallace Oliver Hough, Sr,81,of Interlachen, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Kindred Hospital – North Florida in Green Cove Springs. A native of Charleroi, Pennsylvania, he resided in Putnam County for the past 20 years coming from Tampa. Wallace had owned and operated Hough Exterminators in Tampa for over 20 years. He was of the Baptist faith. In his ...

Robert Bartel

January 31, 1945 - - April 17, 2018

Robert Rey Bartel died at his home in East Palatka FL on Tuesday, April 17. Born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 31, 1945, he was the eldest son of Gordon Hartshorn and Irma Rey Bartel. He graduated with a degree in theater from Purdue University. His love of theater continued throughout his life and he donated all his theater books to St. Johns River State College. Since 1973 ...

Thomas Arnold

November 14, 1953 - - April 16, 2018

Our family sadly lost our hero on Monday, April 16, 2018, when Thomas Arnold, known to all as “Papasan” fought his final battle with cancer. He went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family. Thomas is survived by Vera, his wife of 40 years, his two sons, Curtis Arnold and Jeff Dean, his older sister, Dianne Arnold and four younger brothers, James, Tony, David and Alle ...

Jennifer Wilkinson

October 22, 1976 - - April 16, 2018

Jennifer Kaye Wilkinson, 41, of Hastings, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Palatka, Jennifer had been a volunteer at Kelley Smith Elementary School and at Jenkins Middle School working with students with disabilities. She had also been a volunteer with the Girl Scouts. Jennifer enjoyed cooking and mus ...

Jerry Adcox

August 29, 1940 - - April 16, 2018

Jerry Lynn Adcox, 77, of Palatka, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 following an extended illness. A native of Raeford, NC Jerry had many jobs growing up in North Carolina. While living in Florida he worked at Georgia-Pacific in Hawthorne as a patcher. He also did a lot of volunteer work at Interlachen Elementary School in the early 90's. In the 2000's he was always helping ...

Allen Phipps

October 15, 1949 - - April 15, 2018

Allen McClure Phipps, passed away on Sunday, April 15. 2018 at the age of 68. Allen was born in Richlands, Virginia on October 15, 1949 to Sylvester McClure and Margaret Maxwell Phipps, who preceded him in death. The family moved to Palatka, FL when he was 10 years old. He loved playing baseball and basketball and played on city leagues and in high school and was a 1968 gradu ...

Angelina Torrey

July 23, 1992 - - April 14, 2018

Angelina Elizabeth “Angel” Torrey, 25, of Riverview, formerly of Palatka, passed from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Tampa. She was a native of Gainesville and had lived in Jacksonville as well as Palatka for several years before moving to Riverview. She had worked as a medical assistant and was a life ...

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