Judith Anne Evans
Judith Anne Evans, 72, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Sunday (July 26, 2015).
She was born Aug. 28, 1942, in Waycross, the daughter of the late Anna Josephine and John A. Spence, of Waresboro. She was reared in Waresboro and attended Ware County High School. She was one of the top basketball players for the Ware County Gatorettes during her high school years.
She married and moved to Fernandina Beach, Fla., where she raised her three daughters. In 1971, she went back to school, enrolling at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, where she graduated with a bachelor degree in education.
She taught third through fifth grades at Yulee Elementary School for many years. In 1995, she and her daughter, Lisa, attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, where they graduated with masters degrees in elementary education. She retired from teaching after 34 years in 2009.
She was a member of Yulee Baptist Church.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 55 of Amelia Island and was active in mentoring the Rainbow Girls. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and was a local troop leader for the Brownies and the Girl Scouts of America.
Teaching and traveling were her preferred pastimes. The highlight of her teaching career was taking a group of students to Norway where she was part of a teaching cohort for a summer. One of her favorite trips was to the Holy Land with her mother and close friends.
She cherished the time spent with her girls and sons-in-law. Their lives would not be complete without her dedicated love, care, guidance and support. Her life was made complete by her grandchildren. She loved them dearly and was their biggest supporter in anything they attempted to do.
She will be missed by all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Dillard, and granddaughter, Amelia Sinclair Weaver.
She leaves behind her daughters, Lisa (Jimmy) Weaver, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Marjorie (Wayne) Drawdy, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Kris-Tina (Herb) Smith, of Yulee, Fla.; her sister, Edith “Peanut” (Roger) Palmer, of Jacksonville, Fla.; her granddaughters, Meghan Ann Smith and Kathryn Dorina Weaver; her grandsons, Dylan Sterling Smith and William Dorin Weaver; and her many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Burgess Chapel at Oxley Heard with the Rev. Doug Sides officiating.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in her memory to the Judy Evans Teacher Scholarship Fund at the service or can be mailed to P.O. Box 398, Yulee, Fla. 32041.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors of Fernandina Beach, Fla. are serving the family.

Josephine N. Collins
Josephine Nelson Collins, 67, of 2305 Gillis Circle, Blackshear, died Tuesday morning (July 28, 2015) at her residence, with family and loved ones by her side.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear.
Friends may call on the family at the residence in Blackshear.

Richard ‘Red’ Tuten
A funeral service for Richard “Red” Tuten was held Tuesday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donny Young, the Rev. Jimmy Thrift and Joel McClelland officiating.
Burial followed in Pine Valley Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Derrick Bullard, Yancey Mixon, Jamie Tuten, Scott Townsend, Jeff Waters and Mutt Waters.
Military rites were provided by the United States Army.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William E. Bland Jr.
A funeral for William E. “Billy” Bland Jr. was held Tuesday morning at The Herrin Chapel at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ashley Corbett and the Rev. Mark Williams officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Keith Finlayson, Mike Hurst, Tim Hogan, John Martin, Joe Spatola and Jeffery Walker.
Hubert Hobbs and Charles Summerlin served as honorary pallbearers.
Military rites were performed by a U.S. Army contingent from Fort Stewart.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.