Robert Connelly Stevenson

Robert Connelly Stevenson 72, of Georgetown, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Robert was born on Saturday, November 4, 1939 in Derby, Connecticut to the late William John and Viola Blanche (Walsh) Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson Proudly served his country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 22 years of service in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He enjoyed camping and fishing, retired from the Maine Department of Transportation. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Robert’s online page at www.WattsFuneralHomes.com.

Mr. Stevenson leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 54 years, Gail A Stevenson of Georgetown, Florida; sons: John Arsene Stevenson and wife Pam of Weston, Maine and Glen Robert Stevenson and wife Connie of Gulfport, Mississippi; daughters: Dawn Mary Deal of Horseshoe, North Carolina and Robin Marchesi and companion Ray Clukey of Albion, Maine; brother, William Stevenson and wife Sue of Derby, Connecticut; sister, Agnes Gallagher of Ansonia, Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; Many other family and friends who will miss him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s name to Haven Hospice, 6400 St Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida 32177.

Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Helen McKeever Hendrix

Helen McKeever Hendrix 82, of Palatka, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Shands Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. Helen was born on Sunday, June 30, 1929 in New Orleans to the late Daniel J. And Beulah M. (Keller) McKeever. She is also preceded in death by her husband Calvin Hendrix, Sr., a brother in law John Arendt, and a nephew, Patrick Fleming. She was a member of St. Monica Church and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 3349 in Palatka, Florida. Her interest were, sewing, gardening, antiquing reading and an avid Bingo player. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Helen’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Hendrix is survived by her loving son, Calvin Hendrix, Jr. of St. Augustine, Florida; grandson, Christopher Hendrix of St. Augustine, Florida; brothers: Daniel J. McKeever and wife Myra of Folsom, Louisiana, William McKeever and wife Gail of Hammond, Louisiana, Ronald McKeever of New Orleans, Louisiana and Kenneth McKeever and wife Ellean of Marrero, Louisiana; sister, Carol Arendt of Gulfport, Mississippi; Many other family and friends whom she will be missed deeply. Visitation will be 1-3 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 3 PM, with Father Joseph Meehan as officiant. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., in San Mateo, Florida.

Darrell E. Meinke

Darrell E. Meinke 91, of Welaka, Florida passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City, Florida after an extended illness. Darrell was born on Wednesday, November 3, 1920 in Maquoketa, Iowa to the late Albert J. And Nellie (Blunt) Meinke. Mr. Meinke faithfully served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy, during WWII. A Submarine veteran serving on the USS Spearfish and the Icefish. He was an active member of the USS Florida Base Submarine Veterans. He is also preceded in death by a son David Meinke. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Darrell’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Meinke is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Jean Meinke of Welaka, Florida; daughter, Denise Meinke of Crescent City, Florida; son, Greg Meinke of Ankeny, Iowa; three grandsons; three great granddaughters; Many other family and friends who will miss him dearly. A Memorial Service will be 1 PM, January 11, 2012 at the Howe Memorial United Methodist Church in Crescent City, Florida. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Howe Memorial United Methodist Church, 252 S. Summit Street, Crescent City, Florida 32112. Military Honors will be bestowed by the U.S. Navy on 11 AM, Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Grace Lee Mann

Grace Lee Mann 87, of Salt Springs, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at her home. Grace was born on Friday, October 3, 1924 in Dog Bluff, South Carolina to the late Dewey and Neita (Demery) Cannon. She was a Native American of the Waccamaw Tribe. Mrs. Mann is also preceded in death by her beloved husband Herbert Mann. She enjoyed traveling. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Grace’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Mann is survived by her loving sons: Charles H. Mann of Salt Springs, Florida and Lambert P. Mann of Lakeland, Florida; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; Many other family and friends who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be 1-2:30 PM, Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel in San Mateo, Florida. Graveside service will be 12:30 PM, Monday, January 9, 2012 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Dorothy Irene Iser

Dorothy Irene Iser 84, of East Palatka, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida. Dorothy was born on Wednesday, November 30, 1927 in Maryland to the late Earl E. and Berrell (Sions) Smith. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband Charles T. Iser and beloved son, Ricky C. Iser. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and reading. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Dorothy’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Iser is survived by her son, Jerry W. Iser of Palatka, Florida; daughters: Dorene J. Kerce and Charlene Tennant both of Palatka, Florida; brother, Emory C. Smith of York, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one great great grandson; Visitation will begin at 1 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida. Funeral Service will follow at 2 PM, with Pastor Willie McKinnon, officiating. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Helen F. DiFrancesco

 

Helen F. DiFrancesco 73, of Palm Coast, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Florida Hospital Flagler. Helen was born on Friday, April 8, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Louis and Lillian Dybo. She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred DiFrancesco. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Helen’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. DiFrancesco is survived by her sons: Joseph DiFrancesco and Darren DiFrancesco both of Palm Coast, Florida and Adam DiFrancesco and wife Kathleen of Bayshore, New York; daughters: Mary Matutat of Daytona Beach, Florida, Suzanne Perry and husband Chris of Piscataway, New Jersey and Dawn DiFrancesco of Selden, New York; three brothers; three sisters; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; A Final Tribute Service will be 2 PM, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Pam Stewart as officiant. Funeral Services have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Alicia Dell Harris

Alicia Dell Harris of Palatka died Saturday, December 25, 2011 at Kindred
Hospital, Green Cove Springs, Florida after an extended illness.
She was born in New York, but grew up in Jacksonville, FL. But resided in
Putnam County most of her life. She enjoyed her family, her horses, commercial fishing but most of all she enjoyed spending all of her time with her husband of 48 years Layton Harris SR. She was preceded in death by: her parents I.J. Pemberton (Alice), her biological mother Barbara Williams, brother Hugh Wilkins, her son Layton Harris JR. She is survived by her husband Layton Harris SR., son Jeffrey Harris (Stacy), brother Irving Pemberton, sisters Cathy Ponds, Beth Wilkins, Susan Wilkins and Grandchildren, Layton Harris III, Samantha Harris, Megan Harris, Becky Robinson, Bubba Robinson. No public services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Alicia’s name to the Rodheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, Florida 32177. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Alicia’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Warren Jerome Brown

Warren Jerome Brown 88, of Satsuma, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Florida. Warren was born on Wednesday, June 27, 1923 in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania to the late Francis and Theresa Brown. Mr. Brown Proudly served his country faithfully in the U.S. Marines during WWII. He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred (Lee) Brown, sons: Donald Brown and David Turner, brothers: Willard Brown, Wayne Brown, Walter Brown, sisters: Juanita McClelland, Louise Stanton and Charlotte Stanton. He attended First Baptist Church of Welaka, Florida and was a member of the V.F.W in Sayre, Pennsylvania, American Legion in Elmira Heights, New York and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Waverly, New York. He enjoyed his grandchildren, dancing and hunting. Mr. Brown worked for National Homes for over 30 years, he also owned and operated Beef Farm and Browns Saw Sharpening in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Warren’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Norma Brown; sons: Jack Brown and wife Sandy, and James Turner; daughters: Patricia Parrish and husband Maynard, Sharon Crain and husband Dale and Michaelle Tillinghast and husband Louis; sisters: Naomi Dumors and Irene Gunshaw; brothers: Wendell Brown and wife Sue and Wellman Brown and wife Gloria; sister in laws: Mary Ellen Clifton and husband Ebo and Shirley Brown; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; A Celebration of Warren’s life will be 11 AM, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Welaka, with pastor Mike Stanley officiating, in Welaka, Florida. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.

Agnes Laotha Lamb

Agnes Laotha Lamb 89, of Interlachen, Florida passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Florida. Agnes was born Monday, January 9, 1922 in Jesup, Georgia to the late Joe and Lucy (McDonald) Odum. She is also preceded in death by her husband Barney James Lamb, brother, Herbert Odum and sisters, Ann Weathers and Ouida Mae Johnson. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent the the family by signing Agnes’ online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Lamb is survived by her daughter, Gail Segars of Interlachen, Florida; son, Benny James Lamb of Bonaire, Georgia; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; Many other family members and friends who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be 9-10 AM, Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins, Georgia. Funeral service will be 10 AM following the visitation. Interment will be at 12 PM in the Andersonville National Cemetery. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the local arrangements for Heritage Memorial Funeral Homa and Crematory, Warner Robins, Georgia.

Clifford “Cliff” Mark Varkoly

Clifford “Cliff” Mark Varkoly 52 of Atlanta, Michigan passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Clifford was born in Wayne, Michigan on Monday, July 13, 1959 to Frank L. And Mary Lou Varkoly. Cliff was a graduate of Dearborn High School and worked for General Motors in Ypsilanti, Flint and Toledo plants for over 30 years. He retired to Atlanta, Michigan where he enjoyed hunting and the great outdoors. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Clifford’s online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Varkoly is survived by his loving parents, Frank and Mary Lou Varkoly of Crescent City, Florida; son, Shaun Varkoly of Livonia, Michigan; step daughter, Rachel Secore of Livonia, Michigan; brother, Gregg Varkoly and wife Jeanette of Fleming Island, Florida; sister, Kimberly Nichol and husband Jack of Holt, Michigan; A service will be held at a later date in Michigan. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Cliff’s name to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida 32177. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida.