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John A Lanehart photo One of our heroes has gone to be with the Lord. JOHN A. LANEHART, 88, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2009 at his residence. John was born on February 26, 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida and lived in Florida most of his life. In 2003, he moved to Cypress, Texas to be near family. John attended Taylor County High School in Perry Florida and worked for the Florida State Road Department until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He was a B-25 pilot with the 12th Bomb Group, 83rd Squadron and flew combat missions over Sicily and Italy. On his 39th mission he was shot down and taken POW in Stalag 1 near Barth Germany for 19 months. After discharge as a Captain he attended the University of Florida and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was president of Lanehart Construction Company in Bartow Florida and built roads, parking lots and driveways all over central Florida.John is remembered by his friends and family as a kind, generous and intelligent man who was the example of a "southern gentleman." He inspired all of us with his patriotism and love of the United States.John is survived by his wife Joyce; children Sandra Logan and husband William, Rheta Lanehart, John Lanehart and wife Tracy; step children Anthony Berretto, JoAnn Lemly and husband David, Judith Prisk and husband Thomas; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be at 10:30 on Monday, December 7 at Klein Funeral Home-Cy Fair, 9719 Wortham Blvd, with committal services at Houston National Cemetery at 12:30.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USO, American Ex-Prisoners of War or Odyssey Hospice of Conroe. 
Published in Houston Chronicle on December 6, 2009  print
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Alver Ray MILLER    

November 27, 1946 - August 12, 2014
Alva Ray MillerAlver Ray Miller, 67, of Interlachen, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Jacksonville, FL, Ray resided in Interlachen since 1980 coming from Jacksonville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had worked 20 years as plant manager with Florida Rock Industries. Ray was a member of VFW post #10164 and had attended Bethel Assembly of God in Interlachen. He enjoyed hunting, singing and dancing and restoring old cars.
Ray is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ann Miller of Interlachen, his mother, Ruby Ritter of Hilliard, FL, 2 sons, Elton Ray Miller of Florahome and Alver Ray Miller, Jr. and wife Vanessa of El Paso, TX, a daughter, Mary Margaret Dalton of Delta, PA, 2 sisters, Joann Hand and husband Gordon and Paulette Blystone and husband David, all of Folkston, GA, 6 grandchildren, Jimmy Raby Dalton, Justin Ray Dalton, Joshua Ryan Dalton, Miranda Nichole Miller, Noah Austin Miller and Alyse Jade Miller, a great-grandson, Dustin Jay Dalton and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Interlachen with Adam George and David Rye officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM until the services at 7:00 P.M.
Graveside services and burial will be Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Sharpe Cemetery in Toombs County, GA with the U.S. Army conducting military honors. 
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, 927 South SR 19, Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ray’s Book of Memories Page at   Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen.  
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This obituary was sent to the Jacksonville Genealogical Society by Mrs. Eleanor E. Borkenhagen of Huntington Beach, Ca., a member of the Orange County CA Genealogical Society, California Genealogical Society and the McHenry County, IL. Genealogical Society. Her brief note relates that she often collects obituaries and then mails them to the appropriate area.

We of course Thank Mrs. Borkenhagen for her continued efforts to help genealogical researchers. Jim Laird, President, JGS.

Orange County Register Newspaper.
Orange County, California.
September 2, 2010.

JOHNSON, Keith Lorraine, born in Jacksonville, Fl., July 23, 1928; grew up in Waycross, GA, joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1946 and retired from the USAF as Master Sergeant in 1967. He married Barbara J. Dodd,"Bobbie", also in the Air Force, in Houston, TX, in 1952.
After retirement Keith moved his family to Orange, CA. Keith was a Regional Sales Manager for Stacoswitch where he retired after 24 years.
He visited every US Air Museum; collected World War II airplane models and pictures. He was was a HAM Radio operator with a call sign of KC6EAR, which now can be reached n Heaven. Keith was active in the Saddleback Church serving as greeter for over 12 years and actively participated in Bible study groups held at their home.
Keith loved his family and God, and was surrounded by his loved ones when he passed peacefully away on August 28, 2010. Keith is survived by his wife Bobbie of 58 years; his son, Roger and Roger's wife, Juanita, their sons Preston and Brandon of Foothill Ranch, CA. He is also survived by his daughter, Joy and her husband Ken of Canyon, TX. His service will be held at Saddleback Church on Friday, September 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. in the Plaza Room, with reception to follow.
Donations may be made at your discretion to the Salvation Army or American Cancer Society.
Keith finally got his angel wings so he can fly into the wild blue yonder. We love you and will miss you.
Thanks to JGS for sharing this obituary.

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