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Viola Stewart dies at age 99

Viola Stewart, 99, died September 6, 2012 at Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny. Mrs. Stewart was born December 18, 1912 and was married to the late Edward “Redd” Stewart. She was preceded in death by sons Kenneth Stewart and Emmit Stewart; sisters Rosie Lee Givens and Katie L. Pickett; brother John Cooper; nephew Arlee (L D) Givens.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughter Ruth Israel; loving son Gary Stewart; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Lillian Noakes of Boston, Mass; niece Carlena (Eunice) Bell of Jacksonville; special nephews Bishop Richard Givens of Jacksonville, Elder Mitchell Givens of Sanderson and Evangelist Leroy (Lois) Givens of Fort Lauderdale; sister-in-law Hilda McCray of Sanderson; other nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs. Stewart will be September 15 at 1 pm at the Faith Temple COGIC in Sanderson. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 5-7 pm at the church.

Mr. Whitehead of Middleburg

Herman L. Whitehead, 74, of Middleburg died Sunday, September 9, 2012. Mr. Whitehead was a member of the Cinnamon Street Baptist Church in Middleburg. He was a retired janitor who enjoyed flying and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Whitehead is survived by daughter Khristane (James) Knight of Middleburg; brother Leland (MaryAnn) Whitehead of Macclenny; sisters Estelle Thompson of Middleburg, Margaret (Frank) Harrison and Linda (Frank) Walker, both of Jacksonville, and Trudy Siddle of Louisiana; three grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11 am on Friday, September 14 at the Forbes Funeral Home chapel in Macclenny with Brother Robert Griner officiating. Burial will follow at Manning Cemetery, Jacksonville. The family will receive friends, 6-8 pm on Thursday, September 13 at the funeral home.

Robert Colbert of Glen St. Mary

Robert Lee Colbert Sr., 75, of Glen St. Mary, died on August 20, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. He was born April 3, 1937 in Staunton, Illinois and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved to play tennis.

Mr. Colbert is survived by wife Carolyn Colbert; children Debbie Day (Jeff), Robert Colbert Jr. (Dawn), Tammy Colbert, Penny Colbert and Robert DeRosier;  nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by ICS Cremation and Funeral Home in Lake City.

Deborah Estrada memorial later

Deborah Cornelia Estrada,  52, of Pembroke Pines, Fl. died on September 2, 2012. She was born on June 8, 1960 to Marius and Patricia Ann Baker VanHeeswijk. She was an accountant and proudly served in the United State Air Force.

Mrs. Estrada lived in Macclenny for 12 years before moving to South Florida. She was predeceased by her mother Patricia Ann Baker VanHeeswijk, and survived by her father Marius VanHeeswijk.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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