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Dain William Barra

Dain William Barra, 52, passed away on February 22, 2016, at his home in Greencove Springs, Florida. Dain was born in New Jersey on March 11, 1963. He joined the Navy in 1982 and later in life married & moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he raised his two daughters. Dain enjoyed everyday reading the word … Read more

Garbutt James Brown, Jr.

​Garbutt James Brown Jr.,76, died on February 21, surrounded by family. Jim graduated from Sewanee (University of the South), was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and Los Pinos. He was also a member of the Florida Yacht Club, where he sailed his beloved sailboat “Cerveza.” He retired from the city as a systems analyst. … Read more

Ruth Else Ziegler

Ruth Else Ziegler passed away on February 2, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on May 27, 1919 in Leipzig, Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolf Muller and Else Sperling.

26 Awesome Funeral Personalization Ideas to try in 2015

It’s a new year at your funeral home, which makes it the perfect time to set new goals that will help you wow your families like never before. And let’s be honest, if amping up your personalized services isn’t one of your goals, it darn well should be. Thankfully, we’ve got just the thing you need … Read more

Grace A. Johnson

Grace A. Johnson, 92, passed away on January 9, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. Grace was born in Canada on January 13, 1923, grew up in Nebraska, and raised her 8 children in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the widow of Charles Johnson. More recently, she resided in Lake City and Jacksonville with her daughter Jan Tryon and … Read more

Donna Sue Bunnell

Donna Sue Bunnell was called to heaven on December 29, 2015 to be with Our Lord while surrounded by her family. Her sweet spirit will be missed by her devoted husband. Mark Bunnell, and her loving mother, Diana Rickard, many close friends and extended family. A Memorial Service will be held on January 3, 2016 … Read more

Kathryn Jane Harward (Robinson) “Kathy”

Kathy was called to heaven on Christmas Day to be with Our Lord while surrounded by her family and close friends. At the age of 66 she lost her life to a courageous battle with lung cancer. Kathy was born on January 23, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was the third child of five born … Read more

At Arlington Cemetary, Christmas Wreathes ‘Honor Those Who Have Fallen’

By Hamil R. Harris December 12, 2015  Marine Corps PFC. Christian ­Erazo completed basic training just a few months ago, but he understood the importance of honoring those Marines who came before him, especially those who hoisted the American flag at Iwo Jima. “Those men are my heroes,” ­Erazo, of Reston, Va., said after he place a Christmas … Read more

Brent Majors

Brent Majors, originally from Detroit, began studying the saxophone in grade school. At 13, he began private study with the world renowned Larry Teal. He worked with Teal through his college years. Brent earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University. Majors had a broad and varied musical background, having performed with America’s top-notch entertainers … Read more