Obituaries

Gene Alford

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Gene S. Alford, 80, of Palatka, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Kiva Assisted Living in Palatka following an extended illness.

Jim Herring

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James Edward “Jim” Herring, 72, of Palatka, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, from natural causes.

Matthew E. Nichols

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Matthew Eugene Nichols, 90, of Ormond Beach, entered the sunset of life Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at AdventHealth Daytona Beach. 

John Pierce

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John Christopher Pierce, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. 

Rev. Jim D. Rollins

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The Rev. Jim D. Rollins, 77, of Interlachen, passed from this life and into eternity Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Putnam Community Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. 

Marie A. Francois

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Marie Asselie Francois, 87, of Green Cove Springs, transitioned Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park.

Clifford J. Hager

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Following a long illness, Clifford J. Hager of Palatka died in the arms of his loving wife, Lois M. (Maynard) Hager, at their home in Villa Farms at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.

Joann Morgan

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Joann Morgan, 70, of Fresno, Texas, transitioned Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. 

Doretha “Mert” Rowe 

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Doretha “Mert” Rowe, 71, of St. Augustine, the daughter of Alex Jackson and Mae Clara Rowe, was born April 12, 1948, in St. Augustine. On Wednesday, Feb.