Larry Alan Coleman
December 10, 1960-Sept. 9, 2022
Larry was born in San Angelo, Texas, a die-hard Cowboy fan. As a child, Larry was the best little league pitcher. Larry enjoyed playing baseball, wrestling, biking, and watching sports. He also loved to snorkel and he loved his music. Larry loved all of his animals and his family with a passion.
Larry joined the Air Force in 1980. He served four years. He spent time in Colorado, but mostly at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. While in California, he enjoyed traveling with his Air Force buddies. He especially loved visiting Hollywood.
In 1984 Larry moved back to Orange Park Florida where he was employed at Food Lion, Publix and Walmart as a grocery store manager.
Larry was honest, kind and generous to everyone who knew him.
Larry boasted of being a good speaker, sports fanatic and was particularly proud of his 18 years of sobriety. AA was his salvation; friends helping friends. It was by far his greatest achievement.
Larry is pursued in death by his sister Donna Jean Thompson, his niece Brooke Lynne Benedit and his father Jacob F Coleman. Larry leaves behind his mother Clarine Coleman, his sister Karen Lynne Benedit and his brothers-in-law Bill Thompson and Edward B. Benedit Jr.
Larry will be missed. The world is not a better place for this loss. Larry is now playing ball with Tom Petty in Heaven. Play ball Larry! We love you.

Lenore Simon
Lenore Simon, 88, of Orange Park, Florida, died September 21, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, Fla. 904-284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Catherine Gilmore
Katherine Gilmore, 92, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on the evening of September 19, 2022.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Magdalena Ruck on May 8, 1930; his father, George Ruck, was unable to immigrate to the United States from Romania.
As a young woman, she performed in a Russian professional dance group. In 1955,
Katherine married John Gilmore and raised a family of 5 in the Philadelphia area. After living in New Jersey and Connecticut, the family moved to Jacksonville in 1973. The 5 children graduated from Sandalwood High School. Once the children grew up, Katherine cared for her mother and became involved with the Arlington Senior Center. She volunteered at the center for several years, forming many friendships and serving as president. In her later years, she moved to Atlantic Beach and then to Lake Asbury, Clay County Fl.
Katherine was predeceased by her husband, John Gilmore and sons Christopher and Steven.
She is survived by her son Bob Gilmore (Staci Chamblis), her daughter Nancy Crider (Phil), her son Jack Gilmore (Amy), her grandchildren (Venessa Smalls (David), Christina Gilmore (Jerry Jenkins), Jon Crider (Lu), Abigail Reid (Sean), Philip Crider (Mercedes), Garrett Crider (Jamie), Daniel Gilmore, Maddie Gilmore-Duffy, Sydney Gilmore-Duffey, Jodi Gilmore and Cleo Gilmore) and 9 great-grandchildren.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Vaughn Dobalian, the staff at Avante in Jacksonville Beach, the staff at Pruitt Healthcare, Fleming Island and family friend June Patterson.
A private service will be held by the family.

Grady Scott “Scotty” Smith
Grady Scott “Scotty” Smith, 58, of Green Cove Springs, Fla. died September 13, 2022.
He was born to Linda Moody Smith and James “Jimmy” Smith on November 12, 1963 in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Scotty graduated from Clay High in 1983 and then worked at Challenge Enterprises for several years. Scotty was raised by his grandmother, Mae Hinson Smith, until her death in 1996. Scotty loved his hometown and everyone. If you wanted to know anything or anyone in Green Cove Springs, ask Scotty! The family often joked that it was faster than Google!
He had a brilliant memory!!
Scotty has had an affection for our local law enforcement all his life. He knew them all and they were always good to him. He loved going to church and fellowshipping. Almost everyone in Green Cove has taken it at one time or another. He enjoyed going to all the park functions, city council meetings, family gatherings and visiting his friends in town.
Scotty was predeceased by his parents, Linda Moody Smith and James “Jimmy” Smith and his grandparents, SE “Henry” Moody and Doris Thomas Moody, Grady A. Smith and Mae Hinson Smith.
He is survived by his brother Grady Alexander Smith, his aunts Joyce Moody and Vivian Revels Sr., his uncle Jack Revels Sr., many cousins ​​and so many true friends who have been very good to Scotty and make up the town that ‘he loved ! The family would like to thank the many caregivers, especially Teri Hellard, who helped improve Scotty’s life. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Rev. Christian Pope, of Springs Church, officiating. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com Arrangements are in the custody of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Susan Harriet Mix
Susan Harriet Mix, 93, of Orange Park, FL, died September 25, 2022
Please sign the online family guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
Arrangements are in the custody of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000
Henrietta A. Parker
Henrietta A. Parker, 90, of Orange Park, Florida, died September 26, 2022.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, Fla. 904-284-4000. www.broadusraines.com

Peggy Raulerson
Peggy Raulerson was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and wife. You will always find his house full of children, family members and friends.
In addition to her large family, so many others saw her as a mother and a grandmother because she loved every person who came into her life with the love of Jesus, a love that was truly unconditional. She was a light for so many people, to know her was to love her! Her family knew they had a special, direct line to God with their prayers and we often called on her when we needed an answer to a specific prayer.
She has dedicated her life to teaching children about Jesus, whether in Bible classes, Kids Kountry daycare, YMCA daycare, or her own grandchildren; we always found her finding creative ways to teach the gospel. A devout Christian, Peggy worshiped as a member of Black Pond Baptist Church for over 50 years. She loved jitterbug and won several contests in high school. An exceptional seamstress and handyman, she always found creative ways to make everything work. She loved her church exercise class, the color pink, Elvis, a Sheik’s Camel Rider and an egg in a cup, which she loved to make for everyone who visited! Her favorite pastime was playing Rummikub with her friends, Joyce and Carol. She loved going on trips with her sisters Rita, Ruby, Sheila and Stacy. She and her sister Ruby did it all together, they were definitely two peas in a pod. She had a very special place in her heart for animals, she especially loved her pets: Tiny, a black Chihuahua, her golden retrievers, Shasta & Ginger, and a black and white cat named Kitty Grace. She also loved any opportunity to save baby squirrels. And finally, she proudly served as a wave in the US Navy.
The survivors include 6 children, 46 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild:
Firstborn: William Merritt III aka Sparky and his family,
Tammy/Keith – Fiona, Stella
Brooke/Tim – Sophia/Mark, Darien, Lexi/Cameron, Gabby, Camille/Ethan – Callum (GGGrand)
William Merritt IV aka Dustin–Cohen
Second born: Peggy Jean and her
Holly/Tony – Hosanna, Seylah, Corban, Justus, Micaiyah
Clay – Nathan
Third born: Lynn Renee/Mike and their family,
Daniel/Noell – Aisley, Ava, Amelia, Crew, Case Maverick
Matthew/Nicole – Christien, Madison, Abigail
Lauren/Anthony – Nehemiah
Fourth born: James Michael aka Jimmy/Janene and their family,
Jessica/Robert – Kaleb, Khloe
Josh/Ashley – Brittney, Raelynn
Jessica/Eric – Azalea, river
Joel/Ciera – Joel Jr., Julius
James/Jennifer – Landon, Jamison, Jace, David, Jalina
Brandon – Braden, Gabriel, Tiffany, Summer, Kadance
Regina – Jacob, Kelly, Taylor, William, Daniel
Angelia – Ayden, Abel
Fifth born: Jean Russel and his family,
Heather/Caleb – Johnny
Ashley/Carl – Kaiden
Jennifer/Ray – McKenzie, Maddison, Malia, Chloe
Sixth born: Tina Louise and her family,
Rachael/Nic – Isla, Eva, baby Harvey
Shannon/Jackson – Rome
Peggy Raulerson Siblings: Jimmy Weakland (deceased brother), Rita (sister) and Bill Ritchey, Ruby Grenfell (sister), Mary Kordet (deceased sister), Mike Weakland (deceased brother), Sheila (sister) and Denny Smiley, Stacy (sister) and Sandy Richards, Michael J Mingo (pap)
The family received friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Black Pond Baptist Church. The funeral service began at 11 a.m. with Reverend Charlie Hunt and Reverend Jason Brown officiating. Interment followed at Black Pond Cemetery. Funeral guests were invited to join the family in wearing white to celebrate Peggy becoming the bride of Christ.
Please sign the online family guestbook at www.broadusraines.com
Arrangements are in the custody of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

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