Etha Dawn Thornton (Dawnie)


Etha Dawn Thornton (Dawnie), 78, of Pomona Park, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 12, 2014.She was born July 29, 1935 in Manhattan, Keats County, Kansas and lived in Welaka Florida for the last 43 years. She is survived by her loving husband Mack T. Thornton and two sons, William P. Thornton and Kelly M. Thornton, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Preceded  in death by daughter Kim L. Thornton; son Mark J. Thornton and daughter Teresa Thornton Brown. She was a professional hair dresser for over 40  years […]

Sheila May Spittle


Sheila May Spittle, 77 formerly of Satsuma, Fl., passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Palm Coast, Fl. A Memorial will planned at a later date at the Moose Lodge in Palatka.  Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements.

Charles Judson Chiles Jr.

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Charles Judson Chiles Jr. passed away on July 2, 2014 at the Bailey Center Hospice, St. Augustine. He had sustained injuries from a fall in his home after recovering from heart surgery. Charlie, or CJ to his family, was born in Albemarle County, Virginia on February 24, 1923. As a young man he went to California to work at Lockheed Aircraft, and after Pearl Harbor he served in the US Navy during WWII. After the war he worked in the fruit importing business and later worked as a welder and pipefitter in locations all around […]

Bobby E. Laurendine


Bobby E. Laurendine, 77 Crescent City, Fl., passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palatka, Fl. Bobby was born in Jacksonville, Florida on February 25, 1937 to the late Louis P. and Estelle (Pollett) Laurendine.  Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his  brother, Donald.  He loved to fish, garden, hunt, and rescue wild animals.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois L.  Laudrenine; son, James Laurendine; daughters, Kathy Philips, Melissa Holcomb;brothers, Grady and Kee; sisters, Sarah, Joyce, and Hilda; grandchildren, Shawn, Jessica, Timothy, Joshua, Shelby, […]

Mary Frances Hilton

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Mary Frances Hilton, 85,  lifelong resident of Welaka, Fl.,  passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Roberts Care Center surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Hilton was born September 27, 1928 in Climax, Georgia to the late Hayes and Ruby (Daughtry) Dollar. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Rosie Hilton, brothers, Tommy and Donald Lawson, Eddie and DW Dollar.  She enjoyed cooking, sewing, dancing, music.  She was a classy lady and invented the word," diva" before it was known.   Survivors are […]

Mary Taylor Cole

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Mary  Taylor Cole, 93 of Pomona Park, Florida passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Palatka, Fl. Mary was born on December 18, 1920  in Rhine, Ga., to the late William and Susan Pickren.  She was a member of Pomona Park Baptist Church.  She loved her church, fishing, gardening and spending time with her family. Besides her parents she is preceded in  death by her first husband, M.J. Taylor of 42 years. She is survived by her husband of 18  years, Ralph E. Cole of Pomona Park, Fl.; two daughters, Dinah Ulmer and husband, Charles, Mary […]

Kenneth C. Trapp


Kenneth C. Trapp, 86 passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014.  Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center is entrusted to the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared on line at www,    

Charles (Wayne) Trim

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Charles (Wayne) Trim, 66 of Palatka, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Crestwood Nursing Home.  He was born in Geneva, Alabama on August 12, 1947 to the late Charles R. and Bernice Trim. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Tony Litchfield, sister, Nancy Louise Trim and grandson, Ashton Trim.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing,  and spending time with his nephews and nieces. Survivors are his son, Matthew J. (Stephanie)  Trim of Satsuma, Fl.; daughter, Alisha D (Chuck)Weaver of […]

Mary M. Kestler

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Mary M. Kestler, 56 of Pomona Park, Florida went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  Mary was born in Norfolk, Va., on May 5, 1958 to the late Richard and Evelyn Kestler.  Mary deeply loved God and studied His word everyday. She is survived by four sisters, Charlene Maxwell of Pomona Park, Fl., Melody Cade and Lannett Klinger both of Nevada, Ca., and Sharon Serrano of Pomona Park, Fl.;  one brother, Dale Owens of Palatka, Fl., several nieces and nephews.  Mary's Life will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 2:00 […]

Helen Ruth Hefner

Helen Hefner

Helen Ruth Hefner, 101, went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Center for Caring in Palatka.  She was born on May 12, 1913 in Augulaize County, OH.  She married Wryght Hefner on August 28, 1934.  Wryght and Helen moved their family to Florida in 1957.  Helen was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.  She worked with Wryght on their farm while in Ohio.  Upon moving to Florida she was a full time housewife and mother until the children were grown, […]