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Fourth district crown in a row for Lady Pirates - News Leader
Ashley Kinsley, a senior, scored a hat trick to lead the Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirate soccer team to an 8-0 victory over Yulee Thursday night to win the district championship. This is their fourth straight district championship. Kinsley scored ...
Vernita J. Holmes - News Leader
Mrs. Vernita J. Holmes, age 81, of Fernandina Beach, passed away in her sleep on Saturday evening, January 17, 2015. Born in St. Augustine, FL she was the only daughter of four children born to the late Frank and Jane Francina Russell Johnson. As an infant ...
Danilo J. Pertuz - News Leader
Danilo J. Pertuz, the father of Alvaro Pertuz, an Oyster Bay resident, died November 24, 2014 at Quality Health in Fernandina Beach. He was 96. Mr. Pertuz was born in Colombia, South America, November 25, 1917, to General Faraon Pertuz, a career diplomat ...
Robert Lombardi - News Leader
Robert "Bob" Lombardi passed away on Monday, 19th January, 2015, at the age of 67. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Anna Lombardi. Bob was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and has lived in Fernandina for the past 13 years. He is survived by his spouse ...
Gilbert N. Becker - News Leader
Gilbert N. Becker, 87, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away Wednesday evening, January 7, 2015. He was born April 6, 1927 in Battle Creek, MI and moved to Fernandina Beach in 1963 from Ormond Beach, FL. He was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Navy.
Roosevelt V. Daniels III - News Leader
Funeral Services for Mr. Roosevelt V. Daniels, III will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday morning, January 17, 2015, at The Huff and Battise Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral chapel today, Friday, January 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m ...
Lisa Ann Haddock - News Leader
Mrs. Lisa Ann Haddock, age 57, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach, FL Born in Winter Haven, FL, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Karen Watters Stephens. She had ...
William David Rion - News Leader
William David Rion, of Amelia Island, FL, aged 81, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2015 at Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, Captain William P. and Ethel Nichols, Rion, his only brother ...
Jean York Wiedman - News Leader
Jean York Wiedman, past resident of Amelia Island, Florida, passed away on Sunday January 4, 2015. She was married to Dr. Wilbur Wiedman and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fernandina Beach. Condolences may be made online at wwwroperandsons.com.
Anne Hammer - News Leader
Anne Hammer, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at U.F. Health Jacksonville. Born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. as the only child of John Squire and Lida Collins Squire, she moved with her parents to Cleveland, Ohio when her father accepted a position ...
Bill DePreist - News Leader
Bill DePreist, 56, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at his mother's home in Yulee. Bill was raised in Jacksonville and moved to Fernandina Beach in 1975. He enjoyed the beach life and surfing with the locals. He was known for his comical ability to make ...
Rose Tisdale Tomlinson - News Leader
Rose Tomlinson was born 7th among ten children near Mayesville, SC to Louis Cleveland Tisdale and Henrietta Touchberry Tisdale. She was married to Charles M. Tomlinson, Jr. her husband of 68 years (and recently deceased in Sept. 2014). They were married at ...
Dennis Christensen - News Leader
Dennis "Poppy" Christensen, age 74, went home to Jesus on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Christensen, and his father, Lloyd Christensen. He is survived by his sister, Carol Christensen Garifalos, his wife, Fran ...
Russell Shank - News Leader
Russell Shank passed away at his home in Savannah, Georgia on December 28, 2014. Russell was born in Jacksonville Florida but grew up in Fernandina Beach where he graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1974. In 1987 he moved to Savannah, Georgia ...
Robert H. Cook - News Leader
Robert H. "Earl" Cook, passed away on January 1, 2015 in St. Augustine, surrounded by his family and friends. Earl was one of 13 children born of Alfred B. Cook and Elizabeth Church Cook on January 13, 1928. He grew up in Chester, FL on the Bell's River ...