Obituaries

James E. Hars

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James Edward “Jim” Hars, 79, of Palatka, passed away Friday, Oct 23, 2020, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine following an extended illness. 

Richard D. Kerns

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Richard D. Kerns, 77, of Satsuma, passed from this life on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness.

Francis P. (Frank) Spena

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Francis P. (Frank) Spena, 82, of Palatka, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Frank was in New Britain, Conn. He was an accomplished jazz pianist.

Chiante Stallworth

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Chiante Stallworth, 23, of St. Augustine, transitioned into the sunset of eternal life on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at her residence. 

Martha Verdell

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Martha Verdell, 58, of Hastings, transitioned from labor to reward on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine.

Kenya Whitfield

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Kenya Whitfield, 38, of Jacksonville, transitioned from this life into her eternal life on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Healthcare in Jacksonville.

Artavius T. Brown

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Artavius T. Brown, 37, of Palatka, entered the sunset of life on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel.

Kathleen M. DeFord

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Kathleen M. “Kippie” DeFord, 70, of Hastings, passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Bailey Care Center in St. Augustine.

James E. Hars 

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James Edward “Jim” Hars, 79, of Palatka, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine following an extended illness. 

James D. Hubner

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James Daniel Hubner, 52, of Florahome, entered the sunset of life on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at his residence.