Recent Obituaries

Jack Ardele Salzer, 66, of Jacksonville passed away February 13, 2019. Funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday...

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John Joseph Marx, 78, of Sparta, New Jersey passed away January 27, 2019. John was born in Jacksonville, Florida...

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Carlton Lee Lay, 55, of Jacksonville passed away January 26, 2019. Carlton graduated from the University of North...

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Our fantastic historic tours are available from time-to-time during the year. Please call and let us know of your interest. If you have a group of twelve or more, we will arrange a personal tour for you and your group at a mutually agreeable time.

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