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Billy Britt
B: 1953-12-06
D: 2018-11-15
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Britt, Billy
Donna Overstreet
B: 1957-10-23
D: 2018-11-14
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Overstreet, Donna
Jack Rollison
B: 1935-10-12
D: 2018-11-12
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Rollison, Jack
Roland Eckert
B: 1926-07-31
D: 2018-11-07
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Eckert, Roland
Merlyn McGraw
B: 1937-12-30
D: 2018-11-06
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McGraw, Merlyn
Michael Strawser
B: 1959-01-09
D: 2018-11-06
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Strawser, Michael
Sandra Odom
B: 1944-08-22
D: 2018-11-05
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Odom, Sandra
Thurman Riddick
B: 1925-07-26
D: 2018-11-02
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Riddick, Thurman
Mary Heston
B: 1919-02-19
D: 2018-11-01
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Heston, Mary
Miles Railing
B: 1926-12-11
D: 2018-10-31
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Railing, Miles
Floyd Griffor
B: 1947-02-01
D: 2018-10-28
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Griffor, Floyd
David Phillips
B: 1953-07-05
D: 2018-10-28
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Phillips, David
James Sunday
B: 1936-01-01
D: 2018-10-25
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Sunday, James
Christen Smith
B: 1979-03-12
D: 2018-10-24
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Smith, Christen
Raymond Pitts
B: 1937-11-07
D: 2018-10-23
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Pitts, Raymond
Linda Fearns
B: 1949-11-20
D: 2018-10-22
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Fearns, Linda
Laurence Lynch
B: 1952-02-19
D: 2018-10-21
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Lynch, Laurence
Gloria Campbell
B: 1937-12-26
D: 2018-10-21
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Campbell, Gloria
Kukang Brunelle
B: 1930-12-11
D: 2018-10-19
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Brunelle, Kukang
John Valentine
B: 1931-08-03
D: 2018-10-11
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Valentine, John
Dorothy Gearheart
B: 1932-03-29
D: 2018-10-10
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Gearheart, Dorothy

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Sandra Odom

August 22, 1944 - - November 05, 2018

Sandra Holliman Odom, 74, of Palatka, passed from this life on Monday, November 5, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. A native of St. Augustine, Sandra had lived most all of her life in Putnam County. She was a 1962 graduate of Palatka High School. Sandra was a loan manager with the Georgia Pacific Credit Union for 30 ...

Thurman Riddick

July 26, 1925 - - November 02, 2018

Thurman L. Riddick, 93, of Palatka, passed from this life on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Plymouth, North Carolina to Ellis L. Riddick and Neva Davenport Riddick, Thurman returned to Putnam County in 1968, moving here from Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Georgia. A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars ...

Mary Heston

February 19, 1919 - - November 01, 2018

Mary Elsie Barker Heston (Happy-Do), 99, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, November 1, 2018. Born February 19, 1919, she was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, FL and graduated from Landon High School in 1937. Mary Barker married Linden Heston on June 15, 1940 and he was the light of her life for 47 years. Together, they raised a family of seven children includi ...

Miles Railing

December 11, 1926 - - October 31, 2018

Miles Eugene Railing, 91, of Interlachen, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka. Born in Pleasant Hill, Ohio, he moved to Interlachen in 1977 from Miami where he had been a long-time resident. He served honorably in the U.S. Naval Air Corp during World War II. Miles retired in 1977 as Captain of the Miami Fire Department f ...

Floyd Griffor Jr

February 01, 1947 - - October 28, 2018

Floyd Richard Griffor, Sr., 71, of Interlachen, passed from this life on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at his home following a brief illness. A native of Saginaw, Michigan, he resided in Putnam County since 2000 coming from Saginaw. He was a graduate of Arthur Hill Technical High School in Saginaw. Floyd served honorably for 6 years as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Viet ...

David Phillips

July 05, 1953 - - October 28, 2018

David William Phillips, Sr., 65, of Hawthorne, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at his home from natural causes. He was a native of Cleveland, OH and had lived in Hawthorne for the past 8 years coming from East Hickory, PA. He graduated in the class of 1971 from James Ford Rhodes High School. He had worked for Con Rail for 15 years. David was a member of the Allegheny In ...

James Sunday

January 01, 1936 - - October 25, 2018

James Edward Sunday, 82, of East Palatka, passed from this life on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Solaris Health Care in Palatka. A native of Bay County, Florida, James served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Titanium Enterprise where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lenox Sunday and Sav ...

Christen Smith

March 12, 1979 - - October 24, 2018

Christen Allen Smith, 39, of Palatka, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at his home. He was a native of Louisville, Kentucky and had was a resident of Putnam County. Christen enjoyed being outdoors and loved adventure. During his high school years, he raced mountain bikes and more recently enjoyed sailing. He sailed alongside Captain Peter Breene and his brot ...

Raymond Pitts

November 07, 1937 - - October 23, 2018

Raymond Autry Pitts, 80, of East Palatka, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from natural causes. Born in the Johnson Community, Raymond was a lifelong resident of Putnam County. He served honorably for 7 years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Frontier. Raymond retired from the Tissue Converting Department at Georgia Pacific following 40 years o ...

Linda Fearns

November 20, 1949 - - October 22, 2018

Linda Jean Fearns, 68, of Hollister, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following a brief illness. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Linda resided in Putnam County since 1996 coming from Hollywood, Florida. She worked 10 years as an assembly worker with Motorolla. Linda enjoyed knitting, word search, watching TV and had volunteered ...

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