Obituaries — May 31, 2022

Pauline M. Griffis

Our loving mother, Pauline M. Griffis, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at E.T. York Care Center of Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was born in Metter, Georgia on Oct. 26, 1919, to Clemmie E. and Annie Lou Griffin Mosley and moved to Starke in 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents; three spouses; two sons; three grandsons; two sisters; and a daughter-in-law.

She is survived by her four sons, John Sanford, Donny (Colleen) Evans, Danny (Christie) Griffis, and Robert (Katrina) Griffis; daughter-in-law, Darlene Evans; 17 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at Sampson City Church of God on Wednesday, June 1. She was laid to rest immediately following the service at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Services were officiated by Brother Johnny Frampton.

Arrangements were under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 



June Robinson

MELROSE June G. Robinson, 83, of Melrose died Wednesday, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Raymond E. Robinson; and three children, Paul E. (Ellen) Robinson, R. Mark Robinson, and Penny S. Robinson, all of Melrose; and her brother, James Lariscy, of Jacksonville. 

Visitation and funeral services were held Tuesday, May 31, in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Drive, Keystone Heights,  32656. 352-473-3176.   


William Singletary Sr.

LAWTEY William Samuel Singletary Sr., known to many as “Sam,” of Lawtey passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on Thursday, May 26, 2022. He was born on Jan. 29, 1947, the son of William Oscar Singletary Jr. and Mollie Lewis Singletary of Cordele, Georgia. Born the son of South Georgia sharecroppers, he had varied professional experiences, but farming was always his passion. He was a self-employed construction subcontractor for most of his professional career. He was also employed by Hubbard Construction Company for a period prior to his retirement. In his retirement, he combined his entrepreneurial and farming roots in an enterprise serving many. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mollie;  his son, Sam Jr.; brothers, Raymond and James Singletary; sisters, Vonnie Lewis, Epsie Carpenter, and Edris Clifton.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra Singletary of Lawtey; son, Doug (Charlotte) Singletary of Orange Park; daughter, Kim (Charles) Christmas of Americus, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Angie Singletary of Panama City Beach; grandchildren, Caleb (Liz) Singletary, Ashton (William) Tatum, Justin and Jake Hood, and Logan, Ethan, and Reagan Singletary; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Charles) Perry and Nina (Kenny) Starrett of Cordele, Georgia; and brother, Herschel  (Lori) Singletary  of Eastland, Texas.

Rainey Family Funeral Services of Cordele, Georgia was entrusted with graveside services that were held in his honor on Sunday, May 29, in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Cordele, Georgia.  Along with any flowers you may choose, the family requests that you please consider a donation to your local 4-H/FFA Chapter, “In memory of William Singletary Sr.” An online register book is available at