Aubrey G. Taylor

Aubrey G. Taylor, 77 of Welaka, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Aubrey was born in Lake Worth, Fl., to the late Wilburn and Evelyn Taylor. He enjoyed cutting grass, gardening, and flea markets.  He was an avid Jaugar and Gator Fan.  Besides his parents he
is preceded in death by wife, Alene Taylor, two sisters, Marie and Becky.  He leaves behind to carry on his memory, daughter, Audrey A. (Joey) Strickland of Welaka, Fl.., Arlene G. Ayers of Welaka, Fl.;  two brothers; two sisters; three grandsons, Richard Pugh, Sam (Diana)  Shortsleeves, and Jamie Ayers; two great granddaughters, Taylor M. Pugh and Sammi M. Shortsleeves; and a special neice, Patricia Moreland of Boca Raton, Fl.  It was Aubrey's wish for no service or visitation. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Mary Alice Stults

Mary Alice Stults 87 of Lake Como Fl. passed away February 17, 2014 at the Apple House II of Crescent City, Fl. She was born in Harverhill Ma. on March 2, 1926 and she grew up in Norway Maine. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She was a 33 year member of St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church of Crescent City. She enjoyed Traveling and Entertaining with her husband Neal. She is preceded in death by beloved husband of 62 years Neal Stults . She is survived by her son John Stults and his wife Cheryl of Madison, Alabama, Harmon and Robin Stults of Dallas Texas. Grandchildren Kelly Brunstetter, Shannon Robenalt, Corey Stults, Baxter Stults, Braden Stults, Bayley Stults. Great Grandchildren Mary Brunstetter and Crosby Brunstetter. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Saturday February 22, 2014 at St Johns the Baptist Catholic Church with Monsignor Vincent Haut presiding. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Apple House II 2301 S. US 17, Crescent City Florida. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at Arrangements entrusted to Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center of San Mateo, Fl.

John J. (Jack) Cosner

John J. (Jack) Cosner, tried his best to make his 90th birthday went home to be with his Lord and beloved wife of 66 years, Doris Cosner on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center.He was born on April 11, 1924 in Doylestown, Pa., to the late Morris P. and Elizabeth (Loesch) Cosner. Besides his parents and beloved wife, he is preceded in death by his son, Glenn Charles Cosner and grandson, Richard Michael Boudreau.  When he lived in Pennsylvania, he worked as a building contractor along side his father in their own company name M.P. Cosner and Son Construction.  He moved to Miami, Florida in 1953 and went to work as a contractor for Standard Oil and Atlantic Richfield Companies. He did their maintenance and refurbishing in South Florida. In 1988 he retired to Satsuma, Florida where he and late wife got in to woodworking and crafts.  . Jack loved boating and was involved with his son in Cub Scouts.He was a member of the Palatka Kiwana’s and Hope Lutheran Church. In the Kiwana’s he played Santa Claus for the K Kids, participated in the Catfish Festival and Palatka High School football concession stands.
Jack was a charter member of Saratoga Harbor Homeowners Association. He and late wife traveled the world after retirement and his favorite saying was, ” Are we having fun yet.” His legacy lives on with his devoted daughter, Connie C. Nance of Satsuma, Fl.; three grandsons, David Alan
Boudreau, Steven Patrick Cosner and Jeffrey Lee Cosner; two great grandsons, two great granddaughters and two great great granddaughters. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Fl. 32177.
A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be Saturday, February 22, 2014, 2:30 PM at Hope Lutheran Church under the direction of Rev. Joyce Gulliford.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on line at

Michael Oravec

Michael Oravec, 78, of Crescent City, passed on at home on January 11, 2014. He was a Christian, a member of the Church of Christ. Before he left this earthly world he said, “I’m looking forward to walking through those pearly gates.” Michael was born in Lorain, Ohio on February 20, 1935 and was a graduate of Lorain High School. In spite of a lifelong disability, which he accepted humbly, Mike worked very hard. He completed over thirty years employment with Firestone Tire Company in Berea, Ohio, along with thirty years with Borowski Shell in Lorain, Ohid: He was a member of the Sheffield Lake, OH Kiwanis Club and served as president in 1976-77.
In 1978 he moved to Broward County, FL, and in 1994 he moved to Putnam County. He was a member of the Crescent City Rotary Club.
Mike was a devoted family man who was kind, friendly, forgiving, and loved to laugh. He was an avid Nascar and football fan, loved to fish, play cards, and in recent years enjoyed countless games of Rummikub.
He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Ethel (Book) Oravec, sister and brother-in-law Marjorie and Robert Tyrrell, sister-in-law Linda (Reeves) Oravec, father-in-law and mother-in-law Rene and Anita (Ricard) Rodrigue, brother-in-law Paul Kessing, niece Linda (Rodrigue) Pope, and former wife, Jacqueline (Vorhees) Oravec.
Mike is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Rodrigue Stratton) of Crescent City, sister Hazel Reeves, brother Richard of Avon, Ohio, daughter Denise Allwine of West Palm Beach, FL, son-in-law Larry Allwine of WPB, FL, grandson Andrew Allwine of Atlanta, GA, granddaughter LeAnna Allwine of WPB, FL, and great-granddaughter Paisley Freeling of WPB. He also leaves three stepsons, Daniel Stratton of Lebanon, CT, Jerald (Michelle) Stratton of Goode, VA, and Thomas Stratton  of Plainfield, CT, stepgrandson Troy Stratton of Plainfield, CT, stepgranddaughter Lacy Walsh of Morrisville, VT, stepgrandson Michael Walsh of Lynchburg, VA, brother-in-law Leo (Marie) Rodrigue of Goode, VA, sister-in-law Annette
Rodrigue of Pompano Beach, FL, sister-in-law Rita Kessing of Andover, CT, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
Family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to family and friends for prayers, to the caring staff of Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast, to the friendly and helpful staff of Ride Solution, and to the devoted staff at Island Doctors in East Palatka. Michael donated his remains for scientific research. A memorial service will be held in Mike’s honor at Church of Christ, 400 College Road, Palatka, FL, on Saturday, January
18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Please, no flowers. Donations may be made in Mike’s honor to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast, (Condolences may by sent via

Peggy Gilly McClung

Peggy Gilly McClung passed away Thursday January 2 2014 at Flagler Hospital St Augustine Florida after an extended illness.Mrs. McClung wasJborn in Bristol Virginia and had been a resident of Putnam County for 35 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Mr Charles C McClung. She is survived by two sons Charles C McClung wife Debra of Clarksburg West Virginia James G McClung of San Mateo Florida and one daughter Jane McClung Palmer husband John of Interiachen Fl .Peggy is also survived by two sisters Betty J Gilly and Ann Gilly Williams of Bristol Va nephews James M Gilly Alan Gilly David Gilly John Nicar Larry Gilly 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren Her eternal resting place will be in Abingdon Va beside her husband of 59 years. Visitation will be at Farris Funeral Home 427 E Main St Abingdon Va 24210 from 10AM – 12PM Saturday Januaryl 1 2014 and the graveside service at 2:00PM Saturday at Knollkreg Memorial Park on Lee Hwy Abingdon Va.

James E. Bellamy, Sr.

James E. Bellamy, Sr., 75 departed this earth leaving his earthly family to be reunited with his heavenly family and The Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his home following an extended illness.  Both parents, James L. and Ruth Bellamy and his beloved brother, Carl V. Bellamy preceded him in death. He was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on March 25, 1938 and had resided in Palatka for more than 56 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army for four years as a Specialist E-5. He was an industrial refrigeration engineer for American Refrigeration and Patterson Enterprises. Afterwards he founded and operated Bellamy & Associates for more than 25 years serving state and local businesses in Palatka.  Mr. Bellamy was an active member at Trinity and Francis Baptist churches as well as an involved member of the Putnam County Community.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna L. Bellamy of Palatka, Fl., three sons, James E. Bellamy Jr., and wife Holly, Robert M. Bellamy and wife, Darlene, Timothy M. Bellamy and wife, Cindy; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo.  The Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 4, 2014, 1 PM at Francis Baptist Church in Palatka with the Pastor Dr Otis (Buddy) Lynch officiating.  Interment will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens,  Inlieu of flowers the family requests that you consider making a charitable contribution to The Hospice of the Nature Coast, 6721 Crill Ave., Palatka, Fl. 32177. Their caring and faithful service is sincerely appreciated.  Condolenes and memories may be shared with the family on line at  Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.

Billy David (Red Beard) Baldwin

Billy David  (Red Beard) Baldwin passed peacefully from his loved ones on earth to his loved ones in heaven on Saturday, December 28, 2013 while in the care of Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center. He was a member of Yelvington Road Hunting club for several years and Turkey Island Hunting Club. He worked at Farm chemicals Sapp’s garage, Luhr’s Florida Packing and Phil Sheridan Stucco. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, race car driving, talking on the CB radio and big Barbeque cook outs. He resided in San Mateo for 29 years coming from Fort Pierce FL.Billy is preceded in death by his father Frank Baldwin, grandparents, Frank and Louette Clark ;  Sister Mary Jane Baldwin; Son Joseph “Bubba” Baldwin,;step father ,B.G. Picos.
His memories live on with his wife of 35 years,  Rebecca  Baldwin,; daughter, Trish Wise and husband, Mitch; sons,  Billy Daniel Baldwin and wife, Lindsey, Phillip Allen Baldwin; his mother, Vera Clark Picos; sisters, Debra Labigang and husband, Jeff;  Bridget Heierman and husband, Chris, brother Bernie Picos and wife, Lois; grandchildren, Austin, Jessica , Joseph, and Amber Baldwin, Mitchell Jr., and Joshua Wise, Haley, Ashley and Randi Bennett, Krista and Jenna Lane, Christopher Dale; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.Visitation will be Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo.  Billy’s Life will be celebrated on Friday, January 3, 2014, 11 AM in the chapel at the funeral home with Pastor Jeb Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oakhill Cemetery West. A barbeque cook out is planned immediately following the service at
114 South Oakland Avenue- San Mateo, Fl, 32187.   Memories and condolences may be shared with Billy’s family online at

Margaret (June) Barnes

Margaret (June) Barnes, 83 of Georgetown, Florida passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 in St. Augustine, Florida. June was born in Arizona on April 13, 1930 to the late Daniel T., and Margaret L., Shea. She was an avid Nascar Car  fan  and in  particular she followed Car 24.  She loved playing bingo and she loved  her family. She was a member of the Crescent City Chapter Women of the Moose and Eagles of Lake Como.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Barnes; son, Bubba Barnes; granddaughter, Sandy Sands and five siblings. Her life continues with her family, daughters, Margaret Swanson, Valerie Norwood, and Lynn Bird; sisters, Shirley Cowart and Pat Harden; ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  June’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, December 28, 2013, 11:00 AM at Watts Funeral Home with Rev. Wilford McCormick officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on line at Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.

Virginia M. (Ginny) Henry

Virginia M. (Ginny) Henry, 87 of Crescent City, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at her home. She is survived by her son,
Bruce W. Henry of Plymouth, MN.and daughter, April M. Henry of Ann Arbor, MI.  No Service is planned. In lieu of flowers contributions
may be sent to Hospice.  Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.

William (Bill) Hayes

William (Bill) Hayes, 67 of Satsuma, Florida passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at his home. Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.