Doctor Robert Dwight Peterson 82, of Bostwick Fl. Passed away at his home on November 20, 2014. Hew was born on October 25, 1932 in Grantville, Ga. He was a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine for the US Department of Agriculture. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Georgia where he received his Doctorate Degree. He was also a member of OMEGA Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity and the Phi Eta Sigma Scholastic Fraternity. He is proceeded in death by his parents David and Julia Peterson his brother David Peterson and his loving wife of 28 years Lois Jordon Peterson. He leaves to carry on his memory his brother-in-law Rufus Jordan and wife Cecila of Melrose, Fl. Numerous nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be Monday 2:00 PM at Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center in San Mateo, Fl with Chaplain Jakie Carmicle presiding burial will follow at Melrose Cemetery in Melrose Florida. Special thanks to Pat Doane and the entire staff at Hospice of the Nature Coast for there care of Dwight. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Flowers my be sent or in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dwight's memory to Hospice of the Nature Coast 6721 Crill Ave, Palatka, FL 32177. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center of San Mateo, Fl. Memories may be shared with the family at wattsfuneralhomes.com
Tonia Wynette Jones 45 of Palatka Florida passed away November 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 20, 1969 in Palatka Florida to Walter and Pat Tyler. She was a member of Francis Baptist Church . She enjoyed fishing, hunting, sewing and her family. She was preceded in death by her Grand Parents Bryant and Mildred Tyler, Harold and Dorthy Hayes and her nephew Curtis Ammons. She leaves to carry on her legacy her parents Walter and Pat Tyler of Palatka, Fl. Her Dog Bandit. Her brothers Walter Tyler Jr. of Miami, Fl., Leaston and Tina Tyler of Interlachen Fl. Sister Stella and Billy Robbins of Palatka, Fl., Kim and Keith Blackwelder of Palatka Fl. Fourteen Nicece and Nephews, Thirteen Great Nieces and Nephews many friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday November 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM.with Pastor Buddy Lynch and Brother Butch Burkes presiding. Memories and Condolence can be shared with the family at wattsfuneralhomes.com Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Marshall Alexander Carroll, 81 of East Palatka, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Monday, November 10, 2014 in St. Augustine. He was born on February 26, 1933 in Baltimore, Md., to the late, Thornton C. and Grace (Marshall) Carroll. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Juanita Russell and Cornelia McNeil; son, Reginal Carroll; and first wife, Elizabeth Carroll. Marshall worked and retired from the Maryland State Police. He also worked and retired from the Florida Department of Labor as an compliance officer. Marshall proudly served his country after joining the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Dyses DDR 880 from June of 1952 to June of 1956. His years in the Navy were his most proud years. He was able to attend several ship reunions in various states.
His life lives on in the hearts of his devoted and loving wife of 35 years, Dorothy M. Carroll of East Palatka, Fl.; son, Marshall Carroll Jr., and Bruce Carroll; daughter Darlene Tuck all of Maryland; brother, Thornton (Joann) Carroll of Wilmington, DE; sister, Grace Ridgeley of Md; step children, Catherine L. McBride of Bowie, Md., Joyce Ann Lawson of Bowie, Md., Randolf (Bernadette) Regan of Baltimore, Md., Kim Karen James of East Palatka, Fl., and Kindel James of Deland, Fl.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Marshall's life will be celebrated on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11 AM at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast, Fl. 32137 with Pastor Bob Wolff officiating followed with military honors bestowed by the U.S. Navy. Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo, Fl.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Carroll Family on line at www.wattsfuneralhomes.com
Ida Mae Rogers, 77 of Crescent City, Florida entered the sunset of her life on Thursday, October 23, 2014 following an extended illness.
Ida was born on May 21, 1937 to the late Arthur Baber and her mother, Georgia Bell Baber. While still a baby, Ida's family moved to Crescent City. She was educated in the Volusia County School District and attended the Victory Worship Center in Crescent City, Fl.
Besides her father, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Adale Oxendine, Irene Williams and Rosa Lee Jenkins; her daughters, Patricia Gallmore and Linda Warren; and her brother, Arthur Baber. To cherish her memories she leaves behind her devoted husband, Oscar L. Rogers; her mother, Georgia Bell Baber both of Crescent City, Fl.; daughters, Valerie Glen, Latonia Warren, Jacquelin Gallmore all of Crescent City, Fl.; sons, Eddie Warren and Lamont Warren of Crescent City, Fl,; brothers and sisters, Adale Cobb,
Mary B. Bowman, 78 of Satsuma, Florida passed away at her home surrounded by her husband and children on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Mrs. Bowman was born in Corry, Pa., to the late Frank and Helen Burdick on December 15, 1935. She was an avid bingo player and she loved to watch old westerns, game shows and old movies. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Francis Smith, brothers, Elton Burdick, and Lloyd Burdick. Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Carl R. Bowman Sr., of Satsuma, Fl.; sons, Ricky Bowman and wife, Johna of Chillicothe, OH., Carl Bowman Jr., and wife, Missy of Satsuma, Fl., Max Bowman of Satsuma, Fl,; daughters, Mary McNaughton of Erie, Pa., Beverly Ann Poropat and husband, Don of Mentor, Oh., Evelyn Jean Restaino and husband, John of Tampa, Fl., Carla Sue Edwards of Satsuma, Fl.; brother, Walt Burdick and wife, Ginny of Elkins, W.Va.; sisters, Dorothy Scott and husband, Ernest of Girard, Pa., Isabelle Swart and husband, Kenneth of Corry, Pa.; plentiful grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by many. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with her family on line at
Henry Rhodes Jr. ,90, peacefully left this life on November 1, 2014 at his home in Crescent City Florida. He was born July 29, 1924 at Lochghelly, Fayette County, West Virginia to the late Henry and Cleo Rhodes.
Henry grew up in various coal mining communities in Fayette County. He graduated from Oak Hill High School at the age of 16. Henry joined the United States Navy in 1941. While on a short military leave he married Eleanor Frances McKinney on December 28, 1945 in Minden West Virginia. Six children were born of this union. Determined to provide a better life for his family than the Great Depression afforded him, he excelled in his military career. His obligation to the military included assignments in Seattle Washington, Great Lakes Illinois, Queens New York, Honolulu Hawaii and Washington D.C. Ever mindful of his humble beginnings he often offered aid to family members and friends alike. He served his country with honor achieving the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer as a Computer Analyst and retired in 1963. After a short time in civilian employment for the Carpenter’s Union in Washington D.C , he returned to government service and retired as a GS-14 in 1979 at the age of 55.
Over the years Henry served his community through numerous organizations. He served as Lt. Governor for the Chesapeake Club of Civitan International. During his military career he played baseball for the Navy and contemplated being drafted to the Chicago Cubs. He coached boxing teams for the United States Marine Corps earning deep respect from both branches of the service. Henry coached Little League Baseball whose members included his own son Henry and grandson Ricky.
Henry is survived by his daughters; Gail Frances Bennett of Cincinnati Ohio, Linda Jean Rousay of Caldwell Idaho and Rebecca Ann Horn of Crescent City Florida. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; Kimberly Brodbeck, Raymond Andrew Gill, Loyd Hoff, Eleanor Wraught, Linda Bahem, Richard Rousay III, Cleo Rousay, Anthony Rhodes, Henry Irwin, Nina Irwin, Christopher Irwin; Three step-grandchildren; Robin Riddle, Mike Latham, Daniel Latham and 33 great grandchildren. His surviving siblings are sisters Lillian Roberts, Ada Mae Legg, Ruby Rickard and Elsie Sexton.
Henry was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Frances Rhodes; children, Jane Devra, Joan Debra, son Henry Rhodes III; Siblings: Io Lucas, Jesse Rhodes, Delbert Rhodes, Ivora Scarbrough and grandson Cody Rhodes Rousay.
A memorial service will be held at at Howe United Methodist Church at 252 S Summit St. Crescent City Florida on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm. The Reverend Donna Cooney will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Civitan International civitan.org/donate/online-donation
Condolences may be left on Henry Rhodes Jr. online guest book at wattsfuneralhomes.com/henry-rhodes-jr
“Each life that touches ours for good reflects thine own great mercy, Lord;
Thou sendest blessings from above through words and deeds of those who love.
When such a friend from us departs, we hold forever in our hearts
A sweet and hallowed memory, bringing us nearer, Lord, to thee.