Jeanette Mary Ackley

Jeanette Mary Ackley 88, of Palatka, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Putnam Community Medical Center, in Palatka, Florida. Jeanette was born on Tuesday, October 24, 1922 in New York City, New York to the late William and Elizabeth (Stantonbach) Gray. Mrs. Ackley is also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ronald Charles Ackley. She resided in New Jersey and Upper New York before moving to Florida in 1981. She worked for JJ Newberry and Cortland Home Dairy for a number of years. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Jeanette’s guest book at
WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Ackley leaves to cherish her memories, sons: Ronald C. Ackley, Jr. of California and Jack E. Ackley of Palatka, Florida. Granddaughters: Stacey Lee Lloyd of Dickson, Tennessee and Rose Marie Hilliard of Interlachen, Florida; great-granddaughter, Abby Gail Hilliard. She will be cherished by countless others, family and friends, who love her dearly. A time of visitation and friendship with the family will be 6-8 pm, Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel, in San Mateo. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187-, Phone: 386-328-1414.

Elmer Nagy

Elmer Nagy, 90 of DeLand Florida, passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Florida Lutheran Nursing Home in DeLand, Florida. A long time resident of Satsuma, Florida. Elmer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Sunday, March 14, 1920, to the late Joseph and Eni Nagy. Elmer was a long time resident of Michigan before moving to Satsuma with his late wife of 69 years Jean. In addition to his loving wife, Jean Helen Nagy, he is preceded in death by a Son, Jimmy Nagy. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Elmer’s guest book at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. He is survived by Sons, Elmer Nagy and wife Pamela, Daniel Nagy and wife Rebecca, Victor Nagy and wife Debra; daughter, Nancy Barber and husband James; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; He will be cherished by countless others , family and friends. A service Will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 2500 S. Volusia Ave. Orange City FL., at 10:00 on January 13 2011. In lieu of flowers Donations in Elmer’s memory may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid Street Palatka Fl. 32177. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187 Phone: 386-328-1414.

Claudia Irene Fitzsimmons

Claudia Irene Fitzsimmons, 85 of Crescent City, Florida passed away, Monday, December 20, 2010 at Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Claudia was born on Tuesday, November 3, 1925 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Moody in Jesup, Georgia. Mrs. Fitzsimmons proudly served her country as a W.A.V.E. faithrully in the U.S. Navy Claudia was a member of the Eagles and she enjoyed gardening and cooking but her true passion was being a housewife and taking care of her husband and son. Mrs. Fitzsimmons leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband of 52 years, David Fitzsimmons; son, Greg Fitzsimmons and wife, Donna of Pomona Park, Florida; grandchildren, Stephanie Fitzsimmons, Gregory Fitzsimmons, Jr.; great grandchildren, Xavier, Alexia, Gregory III; many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly. Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. A Celebration of Claudia’s life will be 11am Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo, Fl. Interment will follow at the Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Veteran Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 Hwy 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, Phone: 386-328-1414.

Violet Joean “Jo” Cumberledge

Violet Joean “Jo” Cumberledge 75, of Pomona Park, Florida began her journey in the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida. Violet was born on Saturday, May 25, 1935 in Sutton, West Virginia to the late Charles and Madge (Sutton) Gillespie. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Bud Gillespie, Juanita Payne, Paul Gillespie and Iona Rardin. In 1969 Jo and her husband Jim moved to Miami, Florida where they resided until moving to Pomona Park in 1995. While living in Miami she attended Miami Dade Community College where she earned her degree and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She devoted her life to care for those in need, when she moved to Pomona Park she joined the staff at Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City, Florida. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Jo’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Jo is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Jimmie Lee Cumberledge of Pomona Park, Florida; sons: Terry Lee Cumberledge and Mark Allan Cumberledge and wife Genie all of Pomona Park, Florida; daughter, Peggy Sue Lasco and husband Joe of Cape Coral, Florida; grandson, Joey Lasco; step grandsons: Michael Walton and Thomas J. Walton; brothers: William C. Gillespie of Clarksburg, West Virginia and Roger Rex “Roger” Gillespie of War Minister, Pennsylvania; sister, Bonnie Lloyd of Clarksburg, West Virginia; No service is planned at this time. Jo was a beautiful wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend to all. She will be missed by all, but her love and kindness shall remain in our hearts forever. May she rest in peace with our Dear Lord until we meet again on the shores. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, phone: 386-328-1414.

Dennis Ray Hurlburt

Dennis Ray Hurlburt, 61 of Satsuma, Florida passed away, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dennis was born on Sunday, August 7, 1949 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Kenneth and Regina Hurlburt. Dennis is also preceded in death by a brother, and a daughter, Shelley Hurlburt. He served his country proudly in the Vietnam War as a United States Marine. Dennis believed in family and his family was his entire life. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Dennis’ online guest book at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 31 years, Nancy Hurlburt of Satsuma, Florida; 2 beautiful daughters, Heather Byrd and spouse Donnie of San Mateo, Fl, Hannah Creeach and spouse, Kenneth of Satsuma, Florida; 2 precious grandchildren, Kelly Byrd and Parker Hurlburt; brother, Joe Hurlburt; Mother-in-law, Carol Flanigan; sisters-in-law, Karen Llokema and spouse, Jim of Indiana, Donna Bohling and spouse, Tim of Indiana, Debbie Marriott and spouse, Mark of Welaka, Fl, Lisa Davis and spouse, Ronnie of Palatka, Florida. Memories and Condolences may be left for the family at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be 1pm Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Dunns Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Wright and Rev. Ted Stackpole officiating. Tribute of Life service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187 phone: 386-328-1414.

Dorotha Maxine “Dottie” Robison Adams Fleming

Dorotha Maxine “Dottie” Robison Adams Fleming 85, of Crescent City, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Dottie was born on Wednesday, January 14, 1925 in Masontown, West Virginia the second child of the late Herman and Bertha (Gardland) Robison. She is also preceded in death by her brother Earl, her husbands Clarence Adams and Curtis Fleming, her son William H. Adams and her grandson, Alan R. Adams. Following graduation, Dottie began work with the Safeway food stores then working for the government at the main Post Office in Washington, D.C. She retired in July 1973 and moved from the Washington area to Crescent City. Dottie was well known and appreciated for her work as a seamstress. She was also with the Putman County Sheriff Department, as a crossing guard. Dottie was also the longest living cancer survivor of Crescent City for 2008 and 2009. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Dottie’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Dottie is survived by her loving and supportive partner, Lyle Nicol of Crescent City; sons: Thomas Adams and Joseph Adams both of Maryland; daughter, Anna Adams of Arizona; seven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; She will be cherished by countless others, family and friends, who love her dearly. Visitation will be 10 AM, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel in San Mateo, Florida. A Celebration of Dottie’s life will be 11 AM, following the visitation. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187 phone: 386-328-1414.

Kenneth E. Barton

Kenneth E. Barton, age 84, passed away on Monday, December 6, at Palatka Health Care Center following an extended illness. Kenneth was a native of Plant City, Florida. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Gladys. Kenneth was active with the Morocco Shrine Temple and Cabul Masonic Lodge #116 of Green Cove Springs, FL. Kenneth retired from the U.S. Army and Federal Civil Service with a total of 36 years of federal service. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Kenneth’s guest book online at
WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Barton is survived by two sons, Ben V. Barton of Wooster, Ohio and Russell R. Dean of Palatka; two sisters and a brother; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be 10 AM, Friday, December 10, 2010. Full Military Honors will be bestowed by the Florida Army National Guard, St. Augustine, Florida. Interment will be in Jacksonville Memory Gardens on 2 PM, Friday, December 10, 2010. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, phone: 328-1414

Ernest “Ernie” C. Morefield, Jr.

Ernest “Ernie” C. Morefield, Jr., 66, of San Mateo, Florida passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka, Florida, after a brave battle with cancer.. Ernest was born on Friday, September 8, 1944 in Campbell County, Kentucky to the late Ernest, Sr. and Thelma (Austine) Morefield. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara. Ernie was known to many as “The Boatman” of Ernie’s mobile marine, he was a Master Certified Technician, working for auto dealerships in Tampa, Jacksonville and Palatka. Ernie was able to live his dream after moving to Palatka and living on the water. He enjoyed boats and old cars. Ernie was a certified open water diver and captain of a six pack dive charter “Easy Times”. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Ernie’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Morefield leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 24 years, Faye; sons: Ernest, III and Randy and wife Tina; grandsons: Lee Allen and Devin; grand daughter, Tiffany; great granddaughter, Aubrey; His faithful companion, Reba whom he adopted from the Putnam County Humane Society. Many other releatives and friends who will miss him dearly. The family wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, cards, calls and visits each of them made Ernie’s day and for that his family is truly grateful. Our sincere appreciation to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center and gracious staff. A memorial service will be 4 PM, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Watts Funeral Home Chapel, with Ernie’s son Randy, deacon of Hurford Baptist Church in Roper, North Carolina, officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions in Ernie’s name may be sent to the Putnam County Humane Society P.O. Box 188, Holister, Florida 32148. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, phone: 386-328-1414.

Ralph Barker Brehm

Ralph Barker Brehm 76, of Crescent City, Florida passed away peacefully with his wife at his side, on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Kindred Hospital of North Florida in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Ralph was born on Thursday, April 12, 1934 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to the late Roy Edward and Viola Grace (Nunemaker) Brehm. Mr. Brehm proudly served his country Faithfully in the U.S. Army. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, William Baird Brehm and Roy Edward Brehm, Jr. He was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Masonic Lake Lodge #72 and the Eastern Star, Barberville Chapter 51. Mr. Brehm was a leader in employing the mentally challenged, and was the Workshop Director at the Fairhaven School in Niles, Ohio. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Ralph’s guest book online at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Brehm leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 54 years Iva Pearl Brehm; daughter, Christine Joye Brehm; sister, Patricia Zug and husband George; Many other releatives and friends who will miss him dearly. A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be 11am, December 11, 2010 at Beulah Baptist Church with Pastor Robbie Paxton, officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Brehm’s name to the Beulah Baptist Church, P.O. Box 381, Georgetown, Florida 32139. Masonic Funeral Writes by Lake Lodge #72 and Military Honors will be bestowed by the Army National Guard from St. Augustine, Florida. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187. Phone: 386-328-1414.

Gordon Sylvia

Gordon Sylvia 83, of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away on November 19, 2010. Gordon was born on August 24, 1927 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to the late Manuel and Alice (Kelly) Sylvia. He is also preceded in death by his son, Bradley Sylvia. Mr. Sylvia proudly served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy. Gordon was a familiar face on stage at the Performing Arts Center for the Senior Show Club and Kopy Kats, he was also past president of the Senior Show Club. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by signing Gordon’s guest book online atWWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mr. Sylvia leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 43 years Evelyn F. Sylvia of Ormond Beach, Florida; son, Jeffrey Sylvia of Massachusetts; three grandsons and two granddaughters; six great grandchildren; Many other releatives and friends who will miss him dearly. No service is planned at this time. The family of Mr. Sylvia wishes to express their gratitude to the Vita’s Hospice Care for the loving and tender care they gave. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 720 U.S. Highway 17 South, San Mateo, Florida 32187, Phone: 386-328-1414.