Luther E. Mangum Jr.
Luther Elvin Mangum Jr., 86, of Palatka, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Crestwood Nursing Center following an extended illness.
He was a native of Franklin, N.C., and was a lifelong resident of Palatka. He had worked as a millwright for 38 years at Georgia-Pacific and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Pineland Lodge 86 F&AM and was also a member of the Palatka Moose Lodge 184. Luther was a member of Peniel Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife Sue J. Mangum, parents, Luther and Mildred Heisler Mangum, and stepson, Edward E. Messer Jr.
He is survived by his daughters, Pam Francis and husband Wayne of Lincolnton, N.C., Debbie Royal and husband David of Lakeland, Ga., Evelyn Jones of Palatka, and Sharon Henry and husband Gerald of Green Cove Springs, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Brother Benny Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends between 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 or to the American Cancer Society, 600 Zeigler Drive, Palatka, FL 32177. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Luther’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Dorothy N. Owens
Dorothy Nowlin Owens, 89, of Wise, Va., a former resident of Palatka, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 in Wise following an extended illness.
Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.